Macon Highway Safety Retord for 19A8 to Date <l i?m Stale Highway Patrol records) KILLED ? INJURED I Do Your Part to Keep These Figures Down! Qlft Macoman 10 PAGES This Week VOL. LXIII? NO. 13 FRANKLIN, N. C? THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1948 $2.00 PER VKAK NORTONOUTFOR SURVEYOR: ONLY FILING OF WEEK Redden Re- Named; Moore And tiryson Unopposed; G. O. P. To Me?t The only ripples to be seen on the surface of the, local po litical pool during the past week were caused by the filing of one ijemocrat, and the pre ' cinct n.eetings of the Repub licans. Meanwhile, the passing of the deadline for filing for State of lices cleared up tne situation as to who will be the candidates to be voted upon in the May 29 primary. The lone name filed this week for county office is that of Ray Norton, as candidate for the Democratic nomination foi county surveyor. The only man previously entered in the coun ty race^ is Democrat Carl S. Slagle, who filed 10 days ago for representative. The offices of representative and surveyor are the only strictly county offices to be fill ed at the November general election. Five members of the county board of education are to be nominated in the primary, however? for appointment by the general assembly. The state senator froip the thirty-tiiird district, made up of Macon, Clay, Cherokee, Graham, and Swain counties, also is to be nominated and elected, and It is generally considered that this year it is Macon's turn' to name the senator. No candidate for thai office has announced to date. Candidates for all county of fices,'^ including state senator, have until April 17 to file no tice" of their candidacies and pay. the i'iling fees. (' Mr. Norton, candidate ''for county surveyor, the post long held by the late John H. Dal ton, is a Highlands civil engi neer and real estate man. He is not expected to have opposition in the primary. Republicans in Macon County ?were scheduled to meet on their precincts last Saturday, and delegates from the various pre cincts .are called to meet in county convention at the court house Saturday of this wefek at 2 p. m. Election of a county executive committee chairman ' Is expected to be a major Item of business at the session. With the primary chip6 all dswn, it became evident that the Democratic incumbents in three districts in which Macon County lies are unopposed in the primary, while two have no , Republican opposition. They are twelfth district Congressman Monroe M. Redden, of Hend erson vilie, twentieth Judicial district superior court Judge Dan K. Moore, of Sylva, and twentieth district Solicitor Thad D. Bryson, Jr., of Franklin and Bryson City. , Mr. Redden will be opposed for congress by Col, John A. Wagner, of Asheville, nominated by the Republicans at their dis trict convention in Sylva March 12. No Republican candidates filed for judge or solicitor in this district. GIVES SOUND ' PROJECTOR TO PRESBYTERIANS The Highlands Presbyterian church haS Just received a new Ampro - Premier 16 - millimeter sound projector, the gift of E U. Schwlmmer, of Detroit, Mich., owner of the Acme Photograph ers Supply company, and whole saler and retailer of sports equipment. This projector is said I to retail for approximately $500. Included with the projector were several rolls of religious and ed ucational films. A world traveler, Mr. Schwlm mer was a guest at Hotel Ed wards the latter part of Janu ary on his way north from six weeks of picture-making in the Jungles of Florida. In conserva tion with Mrs. Louis Edwards, who operated the hotel during t the absence of the owners, Mr. Schwlmmer became interested In the Presbyterian church and what It and the Rev. Jack B. Davidson, pastor, are doing In the church's program for the young people, and the gift la the ^result of that Interest. Cartoogechaye Men's Club Formed Will Back Scout Troop The Cartoogechaye Men's clut was organized at a meeting ol 15 men of the community, held Saturday night at the Cartooge chaye Community house. The club will sponsor a Boy Scout troop, and promote other community projects. Fred Slagle was elected presi dent, Eugene Crawford treas urer, and E. M. McNish secre tary, and it was decided to hold meetings the third Saturday evening of each month. Tom Setser was selected as scoutmaster. Avery Means, Boy Scout ex ecutive of Asheville, was pres ent and showed a Scout fum. No Verdict Required Of Macon Jury The Macon County jurors se lected to try Boone Carver on a charge of first degree murder In Graham superior court did not have to pass on the guilt or Innocence of the defendant. A plea of second degree murd er, offered by Carver's counsel, was accepted by the state, and Judge Donald Phillips, presid ing, sentenced the defendant to 28 to 30 years. He was on trial for the slaying of Thomas B. Whatley, member of the State Highway Patrol, last December 28. After the Macon jurors had heard the state's evidence, the defense rested without offering evidence, and the argument be gan. Shortly thereafter, howev er, the second degree murder plea was accepted, and the trial was over. The jurors? drawn from a ve nire o I 78 that left here in two chartered buses early Thursday morning? were Harley B. Mason, C. A. Williams, Bready Sweat man, Garland Davis, W. C. Arvey, Troy Holland, Earl Crunkleton, E. F. Queen, M. S Burnette, Howard G. Ledford, Fred .Littleton, Jr., John Wil liamson, and R. D. Wells, alter nate. Macon officers were instruct ed to summon a venire of 100 drawn from this county's jury box, but they said some of the 100 were 111, some were away, some could not be found, and two were dead, so that only 78 were ordered to report for pos sible jury service at Robblns ville. The unused veniremen were returned to Franklin by bus Thursday afternoon, and the jurors were sent back by taxi Friday afternoon, at the con clusion of the trial. Political Calendar Following Is a list of dates on which important political events will occur in this election year: March 27? Republican county convention. April 17 ? Final date for primary filing by candidates tor county offices. (State senate, representative, surveyor, five members of the county board of education.) May 1? Registration books open for primary election. May 8? Democratic precinct meetings. May 8 ? Registration books open for primary. May 15? County Democratic convention and meeting of county Democratic executive committee. May 15? Registration books open for primary. May 20? State Democratic convention in Raleigh. Meeting of state Democratic executive committee. May 22? Primary registration challenge day. May 29? Primary election. November 2? General election. Mi?? Crawford Undergoes Lung Removal Operation Miss Inez Crawford, of Frank lin, a patient at the Western North Carolina Sanatorium, Black Mountain, underwent an oper ation for the removal of one lung Tuesday. Her condition Wednesday was reported as sat isfactory, though she was not out of danger. Charles and George Hunnlcutt, uncle*, gave her blood transfusions prior to the operation. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilmer L. Crawford, art with htr. Easter Sunrise Service On Mile-High Wayah Bald To Be Unique In Setting Just as the sun rises above the distant Cowee range, the l notes of triumphant Easter music will float out across the valley from Wayah Bald Sunday morning as a sunrise service opens on the mile-high peak. With the worshippers facing the reddening east, a trumpet trio will play "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" as a prelude to the interdenominational East er service, which is sponsored by a number of Macon County | churches. The observance will be unique in setting. In point of altitude, it almost certainly will be the highest sunrise service held in Eastern America Sunday. And in all the United States there are few spots more beautifully adapted to worship at dawn. The service will open at 6:15 o'clock, and persons planning to attend are advised to give them selves an hour for the trip from Franklin to "High Haven", the Gilmer A. Jones' camp, which is the site chosen. A platform has been built for the officiating ministers and the musicians, while the audi ence will face the improvised pulpit? and the rising sun? | from the long east porch of the camp. The order of worship follows: ' Prelude, "Christ the Lord is Risen", trumpet trio by students from Toccoa Falls (Oa.) insti tute; opening prayer, by the Rev. J. H. Brendall, Jr., Frank lin Methodist pastor; hymn, "Fairest Lord Jesus", the congre gation, accompanied by the trumpet trio; first Scripture les son, Matt. 28: 1-8, the Rev. Mrs. R. H. Hull, pastor of the West Macon Methodist circuit; hymn, "Christ Arose"; second Scrip ture Lesson, 1st. Cor. 15:3-20, the Rev. D. P. Grant, pastor of the Franklin Methodist circuit; sermon, the Rev. Hoyt Evans, Franklin Presbyterian pastor; hymn, "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name"; benediction, the Rev. R. H. Hull, of the American Sunday School union. The words of the hymns are to be mimeo graphed, and copies distributed to those in the audience. The subject of Mr. Evans' ser mon will be "The Foundation of Our Faith". The sunrise service, which it is hoped will become an annual event, this year is sponsored by the Franklin Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches, Mr. ? Continued on Page Six Roane Bradley Cited For His 'Outstanding' Work On Tough Survey Roane Bradley, of the Nanta hala National Forest staff, has just been cited by the U. S. Forest Service for "outstanding service" in making "one of the most difficult" land surveys "the Forest Service engineers have accomplished since the begin ning of acquisition" of forest lands in 1911. Mr. Bradley, a Macon County 1 product, won the recognition despite the fact that his tech nical training has been acquir ed solely in the "school of ex perience". He is a cadastral (ground survey) engineer with the Forest Service. Tangible evidence of the Service's appreciation was a superior accomplishment pay increase? one of three given in the Southern region of the For est Service. The survey for which he won praise was that of the Whit ing Manufacturing company's lands in Graham county, which are being acquired by the Nan tahala Forest. Field work on the approximately 28,000 acres was done by a party of eight or 10 men, headed by Mr. Brad ley, and took from June to De cember last year to complete. Mr. Bradley's work was cited in a letter he received from J. Herbert Stone, regional forester, and in a circular sent to all units in this forest region. The Whiting company land, the circular pointed out, "lies in one of the roughest areas in the Southern Appalachians, 1 spread over the entire eastern half of Graham county. . . . 1 Added to the exceedingly rough terrain, the brush ground cover was unusually difficult to cut through. The state's grant pat tern makes tract boundaries ex tremely difficult to locate and ' there was a serious problem of encroachment of boundaries. Mr. Bradlev has demonstrated thorough knowledge of all the ? technical phases of the work, 1 and has been ingenious in de terming methods of saving time '? and money without sacrificing \ accuracy. He has shown ex- 1 traordinary ability on conduct- ' ing interviews with ? the manj land owners of the area, which 1 requires a high degree of ' firmness, honesty and tact. Mr. ? Bradley is commended for the 1 smoothness and speech with ? which the survey has been car- ' ried out in spite of the great difficulties encountered." Mr. Bradley, who has been with the Forest Service for 24 years, and with the Nantahala since 1929, was reared in the Otto community of Macon County and is a graduate of the old Iotla High school. His mother, Mrs. Mary B. Bradley, now resides at Tignal, Ga, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley make their home in Franklin. Girl, 5, Shot, Loses Leg; Neighbor Woman Charged Wanda Clark, five-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Clark, of the Oak Grove com- j < munity, has had her left leg ? amputated below the knee for ' gunshot wounds, and Mrs. Ella i West, a neighbor of the Clarks, I Is charged with an assault with ' a deadly weapon, and Is at lib- , erty under bond. i The shooting apparently was the result of mistaken identity. The child, accompanied by her 11-year old uncle, Joe Clark, went to the West home shortly after dark last Wednesday night ' to ask for help in moving the next day, according to the ac :ount given by Mrs. dark, who laid she stood in the road while he children went to the West front door and knocked. After repeated knocks, she said, someone in the house call-* ed out, and then fired, the bul let entering the little girl's leg Mrs. Clark took the child home, and Mr. Clark then brought her to Angel hospital, where it was found necessary to amputate. Later Mr. Clark issued the warrant for Mrs. West. 'Aunt Sarah' Breedlove, Herb Doctor, Taken By Death At 91 Mrs. Sarah Bates Breedlove, 91, who was one of Macon County's oldest citizens, died March 12 at the home of her niece, Mrs. Lizzie Adams, of Franklin. Her death followed a long Illness. "Aunt Sarah", as Mrs. Breed love was known to many Ma con County people, had spent years of her life administering to the sick, doctoring them with remedies of her own making Having a knowledge of native herba, she mad* her medicines from local wild plants. Funeral services were held at the Burningtown Baptist church March 14, with the Rev. A. J. Smith and the Rev. T. A. Slagle conducting the service. Mrs. Breedlove Is survived by three sisters, Mrs. N. E. Simons of Franklin, Mrs. James Stock ton, of Bryson City, and Mrs. Tom Hampton, of 8tlles, and a large number of relatives. Funeral arrangements were directed by th? Potts funeral I home. $76 In Prizes Offered Students In Army Day Contest Cash prizes totaling $76 will be given to six winners in a high school essay and poster contest on the subject, ? What the Army Means to America", it was announced this week by 1. Sgt. James R. Dance, head of the army recruiting station here. The contest was arranged in connection with the observance of Army day, April 6, and that oate is the deadline lor en tries. Twenty silver dollars will be given to the high school bo* or girl submitting the best es say, and a like amount to the one drawing the test poster. A second prize of 12 silver dol lars is offered in each of the two categories, while third prizes will be six silver dollars. The money was donated by Franklin business and profes sional men and civic organiza tions. The prizes will be presentee at the meeting of the Lions _lub, April 12, when the six winners will be guests of tnc club. The winning posters will be displayed in Frances' shop win dow. 18 Foresters I Have Service Of 297 Years Eighteen officials and em ployes of the Nantahala Na tional Forest have a total com bined service of 297 years, an average of 18/2 years each, fig ures compiled this week show. Length - of - service awards ? certificates and lapel buttons were received at Forest head quarters here this week for all who have service records of 10 years or longer. Three different certificates were presented? to those with 10 years or more; to those with 20 years or more; and to those with 30 years or more. A. R. Kinney, forest engineer, with a service record of 33 years, is the only man to qual ify for the 30-year award. Four? Supervisor E. W. Ren shaw, John Roane Bradley, \dolph Zoellner, and John Was lik, Jr.? were presented 20-year :ertificates. Those given 10-year certifi cates are John Alsup, George Anderson, Ben Harrison, Emory , Hunnicutt, Walter L. (Loopy) Lane, Robert (Bob) Lee, William I L. (Bill) Nothstein,, John Olson, I Qeorge Scott, John Theodore 1 (Theo) Siler, Mrs. Sue Vandi ver, Grady Waldroop, and Paul Russell, assistant supervisor. Mrs. Passmore, 73, Dies At Her Home On Cartoogechaye Mrs. Liddie B. Passmore, 73, died Sunday at 12:45 a. m. at her Cartoogechaye home after an illness of several days. Mrs. Passmore was born in Clay county, daughter of George and Sarah Lawson Bingham She had resided in Macon County most of her married life and was a member of the Mt Hope Baptist church. Funeral services were hela Monday morning at 11 o'clock at the Mt. Hope Baptist church, with the Rev. William L. Sor rells conducting the service. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion Methodist church cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Sallie Passmore, of Frank lin, Route 1, and Mrs. Lillie Dotson, of Pisgah Forest; four sons, Jake and J. L. Passmore, of Franklin, Route 1, Slier Pass more, of Leatherman, and Sam Passmore, of Pisgah Forest; one sister, Mrs. James Jones, of Franklin, Route 1; and two brothers, John and George Bing ham, of Franklin. Temperatures and precipita tion for the past seven days, and the low temperature yes terday, as recorded at the Co weta Experiment station, follow; Wednesday 70 34 .34 Thursday 65 33 0 Tuesday 70 63 1.88 Wednesday ...) 43 .01 The Weather High Low Prec. Friday ... Saturday Sunday . Monday 69 52 .32 81 56 .18 80 48 T* 79 54 0 ? T? trace. SPECIAL MUSIC TOMARK EASTER SERVICES HERE Plan Sunrise Worships; Combined Choirs Ta Give Program Churches throughout Macon County are preparing to observe Easter at services Sunday which wTll'be marked by sermons ap propriate to the season by spe cial music. A musical highlight of the Easter week-end will be the pro gram of Easter music to be pre sented by the combined choirs of the Franklin Presbyterian and Methodist churches at the Methodist church Sunday eve ning at 8 o'clock. The choirs will be directed by Mrs. Louis Manning, with Mrs. Gilmer A. Jones at the organ. The program follows: "Santus", by Gounod, Mrs. Manning and the choir; "Olive's Brown", Bradbury, the choir; "God So Loved the World", Strainer, a quartet made up of Mrs. Earl Harmon, Mrs. Neal Johnston, Harold Lang, and S. W. Mendenhall; "In Joseph's Lovely Garden", Dickinson, Mr. Lang and the choir; "Easter DaWn", Baines, Miss Esther Wal lace, Miss Frances Barr, and the choir; "They Have Taken Away My Lord", Stainer, the choir; "Kejoice and Be Glad", Berwald, Mr. Lang and the choir; "Sing Ye to the Lord's Frey, the cnoir; "O Lord Most Holy", Franck, Miss Wallace and the choir; "Hallelujah! Christ is Risen", Simper, the choir. Special music also is planned at the 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. serv ices, at the First Baptist church. Features of the morning music al program^ will include a vocal solo, "I Know That My Redeem er Liveth", Handel, a vocal solo by Miss Sarah Elizabeth Parker, and the offertory anthem, 'Christ Arose", by Lowry. The evening program will be mark ed by a baptismal service and the observance of the Lord's Supper. Musical numbers will include "Crown Him with Many Crowns", by Rogers, Hadler's "Tender Voice" as the offertory, and an anthem, "Blest Redeem er", by Loes. The annual sunrise service at St. Agnes Episcopal church is set for 6:45 o'clock and will be marked by observance of the Holy Communion and the sing ing of Easter carols. A Maundy Thursday service is to be held at St. Agnes at 10 a. m. today, and meditations on the seven words from the cross, a three hour service, is set for noon to morrow (Good Friday)'. Back of an altar banked with memorial flowers, the Junior choir of the Methodist church, directed by Mrs. Manning, will present a program of Easter music at the 11 o'clock service Sunday. Another Easter service scheduled by the Methodists Is a candlelight observance of the Lord's Supper at 8 o'clock to night (Thursday). Special musical numbers by the church's junior choir wul mark the 11 a. m. service at the Presbyterian church here, and in the evening the Presbyterians will join with the Methodists for the program of Easter mus ic. A celebration of the Lord's Supper will be held by the Presbyterians at 7:30 this (Thursday) evening. An Easter egg hunt for child ren of the Presbyterian Sunday school classes of Mrs. Ted Grib ble, Mrs. J. A. Flaganan, and Mrs. J. Ward Long will be held at 3 p. m. Friday on the lawn of the manse, on the Atlanta highway. The hunt is sponsored by the Business Girls' circle of the church. A sunrise service at the Cowee Baptist church will be gin at 7 o'clock, and will be marked by a sermon by the pastor, the Rev. C. C. Welch, and a program by the Girl's auxiliary. An Easter pageant, "Ye Are My Witness", will be presented at Carson's Chapel Saturday evening at 8 o'clock Ivy the Methodist Youth Fellowship. All members of the organization, In cluding the junior class of the church school, will take part, Miss Mary Jane Ledbetter, MYF president, said. Special Easter services will be held at Maiden s Chapel at 10 a. m., at Mount Zlon at 11, and at OUlesple'i Chapel at 8 p. m.

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