8%* IfabUttta Baconian
\Ol. LXIV-NO. 17
FRANKLIN, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL tt, IMt
Macon To Get $250,000 N. C. School Aid
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Of The Week'?
Data for this column should rcaoh
The Press by not later than n o o *
Tuesday. In order to keep the calendar
accurate, secretaries of organizations are
requested t o notify the newspaper
promptly of changes in the time or
place of meetings.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1?
3 p. m. ? Two-day regional
Baptist Training Union conven
tion opens at First Baptist
7 p. m. ? Franklin. High
school Junior-Senior banquet at
Slagle Memorial building.
10:30 a. m. ? Macon County
Council of Home Demonstration
clubs at Agricultural building.
.7:30 p. m. ? Teen-age club
par.y at Hotel Heam.
8 ?>. m. ? Dance (American
Legion benefit) at Memorial
10 a. m. ? County board of
education at county superinten
dent's office in courthouse. .
10 a. m. ? County board of
commissioners at register of
deeds office in courthouse.
10:30 aT m. ? Maoon County
Baptist Preachers' conference at
First Baptist church.
7 p. m. ? Troop No. 1, Boy
Scouts, at Memorial building.
*7:30 p. *m. ? Franklin board
of aldermen In town office,
Bank of Franklin building.
1:30 p. m. ? Pickle-making
demonstration at Agricultural
7:30 p. m. ? Junaluskee lodge
No. 145, A. F. and A. M., at
7 p. m. ? Franklin Rotary
club at Memorial building.
PLAN RUMMAGE SALE
The Woman's auxiliary of St.
Agnes Episcopal church will
hold a benefit rumage sale on
Main street in Franklin Satur
day, beginning at 9 a. m.
Remember . . . ?
(Looking backward -through
the (ilea of The Press)
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SO YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
In the town election Monday,
the fallowing ticket was elected:
H. G. Trotter, mayor; E. K.
Cunningham R. L. Bryaon, Geo.
A. Jones, W H. Higgins, and
C. C. Smith, commissioners. The
number of votes cast was 38.
Quoted from the Brevard
Leader: A. C. Morton, our geni
al friend, came in Friday with
his bride. He was happily mar
ried to Miss Emma Jolly, of Cul
- lasaja, Macon County, on the
20 h instant, and brought his
blushing bride, a beautif ul young
lady of 22 summers, back to
Brevard with him.
A colored school house in a
Georgia county has this sign:
"Nothing But the phlted States
Langwidge Teached Here".
25 YEARS AGO
Mr. W. T. Latham, of An
? drews was visiting friends here
This week closes one of the
most successful terms in the
history of the Iotla high school.
At the commencement exercises
next week one of the largest
classes ever graduated from the
school will receive diplomas. The
members of the graduating class
number 10 ? Oda Pouts, Ruth
Roland, Ruth Stillwell, Ethel
Stillwell, Nina Tippett, Betty Lou
Holbrook, Wan do Fouts, Buford
Fouts, Bill Bryson, and Paul
Sanders. ' >
10 YEARS AGO
Luther Wilson Hauler, 89, well
known citizen of Franklin, died
Sunday morning at his home
on the Georgia road.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy L. Houk,
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Perry,
Mr and Mrs. J. S. Conley, Dr.
and Mrs. Walter E. Purr, Rer.
j. A. Flanagan, W W. Bkmn,
John Cunningham, and Lester
Henderson attended the district
convention of Rotary Interna
tional at Spartanburg Monday
General Town Clean-up
Planned In Highlands
The Highlands board of town
commissioners Iras officially de
signart<ed next week ? May 2
through 7 ? as general clean- up
week for Highlands.
The action of the board was in
response to requests from many
citizens, and is <m cooperation
with the Highlands Rotary club
in its campaign to make High
lands more Mtiwtiwe to its year
round citizens, as well as its
many summer visitors.
For the aleaov-up to be success
ful, members ot the board ex
pai ned, it must have the interest
and active cooperation of every
, By designating a particular
week for the campaign, it was
explained, people are assured that
any refuse collected at their
places of business, residence, or
on their vacant lots will be pick
ed up by town- trucks and hauled
away. The comnxs&ionens 'h;,pe
the trucks will be kept busy, al'
day long, every day next week.
With public support, officials
said the movement can result in
giving Highlands a reel "face
In omdeb to facilitate the dis
posal of refuse, citizens are ask
ed to place their collections in
places easily accessible to the
The movement for a general!
ele<an-<up in Highlands grew out of
a talk made by Dr. O. C. Skinner
president of Rabun Gap-iNacoo
chee school and a Highlands
home owner, before the Rotary
club last morybh. The club im
mediately accepted the challenge
and has been actively in promot
ing the plan since.
250 Expected Here
For 2-Day B. T. U.
Approximately 254 young
persons from six counties
in this end of tjbe state aire
expected here Friday fpc the
opening at 3 p. m. of the
two-day regional Baptist
Training union convention,
to be held at the Franklin
SmtaM also will be held
Friday evening and Satur
day morning. '
Speakers will include the
Bev. J. Alton Morris and the ?
Bev. C. El Parker, of the
i Murphy and Franklin
churches, respectively. Ever
ett B. White, of this county,
is regional director.
To Hold Meet
The annual meeting of the Mac
on County Women's Missionary
society will be held with the
H'lgNaimdfl Baptist church Wed
nesday of next week, starting at
10 *. m.
Speakers from outside the coun
ty who will appear on the pro
gram -will be Mrs. E. H. Corpen
intf, divisional superintendent.
Miss Laura Ftances Snow, state
worker, end Miss Irene Cham
bers, field representative of the,
Baptist Home Mission board. A
copy of the program will .be mail
ed to each society in the county,
it was explained.
In addition to those who maike
'he trip in their own cans, the
First Baptist church's bus is ex
pected to taike about 35 passen
gers. The bus will leave the
franklin church ait 8:45 a. m., and
those wishing detailed informa
tion about transportation may
obtain it by calling Mrs. W. N.
Cook at Telephone 180-J of by
writing her at Franklin.
- All women frotn the Baptist
churches throughout the county,
and pastors of all churches, are
invited, Mrs. Cook said. Eaah per
son attending is asked to bring
food lor a picnic lunch.
Head* Women Of Church
MlM Elsie Hays, of Franklin,
Is the new president of the Wo
men of the Church of the Ashe
She was elected at the meet
ing In fcfontreat Tuesday.
Nantahala High Seniors
To Present Play Friday
A play, "Payln' The Fiddler",
will be given at the Nantahala
High school Friday night at 7:30
The play, a comedy, wUl be
glrtn toy the senior class, and
proceeds will be used toward the
expense of the Junior-Senior
U. S. OFFICIAL
TALKS TO LIONS
Lamar Caudta DUcu?*es
Work Of Justice
Lairuar Caudle, M. S. assistant
attorney -g-erte:ial in change of the
tax <Ju vision, spoke to the Frank
lin Lions club and guests at the
regular meeting Monday night ait
the Slagle Miemeroiad building.
Mr. Caudle explained the work
ings of the Justice department
and its effect on the people,
throughout the country.
Briefly, ithe speaker outlined
the work of the five divisions at
the department. He pointed oui
that the anti-trust department is
an economic division wthdch pro
tects the little mam from conspir
acy of combines and monopolies
when he goes to buy, it beu^( a
crime to conspire to fix prices.
The assistant attorney -general
stressed the* idea that the anti
trust division was doing work
which woulft help to prevent the
return of 1932 when, accoidinig to
man)* statisticians economicsts,
200 combines set prices on a maj
ority of products throughout the
The criniinai . division, Mr.
Caudle said, handled 89 thousand
cases in 1944. However in 50,000
of these cases, as true hillls were
not found, the public heard noth
ing about them.
In describing tile work of the
tax division; the deportment
which 'he 'heads, Mir. Caudle said
that only 20 per cent of the caseL
are connected with tax fraud, tht
rest of the work being involvec
with civil cases.
Mr. Caudle urged persons whu
have tax problems to take therr.
up direct with the department.
He promised that he would have at
many conferences with a persoi.
as are desired, provide dthat i
new conference was not a repeti
tion of the one the day before."
The speaker, a graduate o:
Wake Forest college, who was ir
charge of tax matters for the de
partment of justice for 28 west
em North Carolina .counties, i
well acquainted in this amea H<
singled out Representative Mon
roe Redden for praise, saying the
assistant democratic whip in tht
house of representatives is be
coming a power in' congressional.'
Mr. Caudle was accompanied
nere by Oh angles Price, forme- M
S. Manshailil for this district. Mr
and Mrs. Caudle and Mr. Price
were the guests of Dr. and Mrs
Edgar Angel during their stay
Due to ? machine break
down Tuesday, which earn
ed a 24 -hour halt In opera
tions, this week'* Issue of
The Press is tote Machine
raiders. Ths management
regrets this unavoidable de
Nantahala Power Firm
Wins In Cherokee
The April term of Macon su
perior court ended at mid-after
noon Thursday, after a Jury had
found that the plaintiffs in a
suit against the Nantahala Pow
er and Light company were en
tit' ed to no damages. The cose
grew out of a power line's fail
ing on the home of the plain
tiffs, Etta Roland Forrister,
Shelby Jean Forrister, and Oay
Roland, in Cherokee county. The
plaintiffs sued for $59,000.
The ease in which Frank R.
Leach sough a ome-half untarest
26 lots in the Franklin goli
?ourse sub-division and approxi
mately $1,700 in cadh from R. A.
(Bob) Pattern resulted in a mis
The suit grew out of a dispute
over division of the sales profits
fromn the sale of the golf course
xoperty about a year aigo. Mr.
Leach and Mr. Patton were asso
ciated m conducting the sole.
A jury gave L- 3. FMlips a
verdict ir? has syiit against Edwin
GIB, N- C- ogwwniaswDnr of rev
enue. Severs! mowths ago the
state, attagtag thai Mr. (Pihiilips,
FranWm coed dealer, was opera
ting truck* lor hire, ordetied him
to obtain for hire licence plates.
Vbf. Phillips denied that the
trucks were operated for hiire,
$1,100 TO SCHOOL FUND
The Macon County school,
fund will receiT* more than
a thousand dollars from fine*
and forfeitures al the April
term of superior court. The
records of the clerk of court
show $900 forfeited in bonds,
and approximately $200 col
lected in fine*. Under the
all fine* and forfeiture* 90
to the schools.
and the state issued am execution
and coWected $427 from Mr. Phil
lips. He paid the amount uinder
protest, and filed suit.
The jury rendered a verdict im
his favor, and the state was or
dered to return the $427. Attor
neys for the state filed notice of
appeal to the supreme court.
The suit Forrister agadnet the
power company was transferred
here from Haywood county, to
which county the plaintiffs mov
ed subsequent to the elleged
electric line damage in Cherokee.
Originally, four suits ? fan $20,000.
for $20,000, for $15,000, and for
? Continued on Pane Six
C. Of C. Booth
O n Main Street Opens
Far 1949 Season
The Franklin Chamber of
Commerce Information booth
will, open for the season Satur
day at mvoon.
It was decided to open the
booth now, in view of the no
ticeable Increase In the number
if tourists on the road, the
fact that tourist places here re
port a decided pick-up In busi
ness, and the maTked Increase
In the number of persons In
quiring about places to stay,
President Frank B. Duncan
The booth, situated on the
with side of West Main street,
will be kept open by Secretary
Frank I. Murray dally from 9
a. m. to 9 p. m., and on Sun
days from 11 a. m. to 8 p. m.
Meanwhile, Mr. Duncan said,
the campaign for 1949 members
of the chamber of commerce Is
proceeding satisfactorily. The
response has been gratifying,
he added, most business firms
and Individuals expressing their
desire to see sufficient funds
provided to enable the chamber
to carry out Its 1949 program.
The organization's board of
directors will meet the middle
of next week for a progress re
port on the membership cam
paign and on the Franklin
booklet which Is to be published
by The-frankHn Press, under the
chamber's sponsorship, and to
so over final plans for this
year's newspaper advertising,
road signs, and other projeets.
Voters To Choose Town
Officials In Franklin
And Highlands Tuesday
Vole rs in Frank! m and Hign
Lsaii wiil go to live polls in the
two towns Tuesday to elect may- I
ors and boards oi aide* men to 1
serve for the next itwo years.
The contest in Franklin is fori
membership on the board of' add
L-rmen, but m Highlands two aire
on the rice far mayor, and 12 are
canctdaites for the five seats on
thai town's board of commissiarv
In Franklin the five incumb
ents and four other candidates
are out for aldermen. Six are to
be elected. There is no contest
for mayor here, H. W. Cabe, canh
ier of the Bank of Franklin, be
ing the only candidate. He will
succeed Mayor T. W. Angel, Jr.,
who did not stand tcr re-election.
The nine who filed for seats on
the Franklin boar* of aldermen
W. C. Burrejl, automobile deal
er, whose home is on the Georgia
W- H- (Jtusseffl.) Cafce, erg:n-?er
for the Namtahala Powv and
Light Company, home Geo gia
road section; incumbent
JS. J. Carpenter, teacher;; home
J, C. Crisp, photographer; home
Erw4n Patton, farmer; home
West Main Street; incumbent.
. L. B. Phillips, csal deal e i;
home West Mam Street; incum
W. W. Reeves, hardware mer
chant; home Georgia road.
Verkxn Swafford, aulomobile
parts merchant; home Breyon City
E. J. Whitmire, Jr., teachar;
home Bast Enamklin; incumbent.
In Highlands, the race far may
or is between W. H. Cobb, 'hard
ware merchant a afA builder, who
is a former mayor, and William
P. Pierson, ineal estate and insur
ance deader. Mayor James O.
Beale did not file for reelection.
Of the five members of the
present Highlands boaird of com
missioners, J. D. Burnett e and
Sidney McCarty are not candi
dates for reelection.
The 13 who seek the five seats
on the boar d ore:
C- J. Anderson; Jeter Buch
sr?3T?: the Rev. R. B. DUPree; Ty
dar N. Hall; W. A. Hays, incum
bent; Barry A. Ho'it; Dr. C. F.
Mitchell; Edward Potts, incum
bent; Joe Reese, incumbent; L.
W. Rice, Sla; Ed M Rogers; and
D. W. Wiley.
The polls in both towns will op
en at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday mom
limg and will close at 6:30 p. m.
BOARD TO MEET
Will Organize, May Pick
County School Head
The foun men and one woman
who will constitute the Macon
County Boatd of education' for
the next two eyairs will meet
Monday morning to organize and
take up the election of a county
r superintendent of -public instruc
tion for a two-year term begin
ning next July 1.
The five members of the new
board wiil be sworn in by J
Clinton Brookshire, clerk of sup
erior court, and then are expect
ed to elect a chairman. Follow
ing these preliminaries, the first
business is expected to be elec
tion of a county superintendent.
The meeting, called by Coun
ty Su<pt Guy L. Houk, secretary
to the board is set for 10 a. m.,
in the sufpe:i!ntendent's office in
The five who will take office
Monday as board members were
nominated in the Democratic
primary in the spring of 1948,
and were officially appointed by
the 194S general assembly near
rbhe dose of its session. They are:
Fred Edwards, of Highlands;
Waited Gibson, of Franklin, Route
3; C. Gordon Moore, of Fi-anklin;
Mrs. Florence S. Sherrill, of
?Franklin, Route 1; and Bob S.
Sloan, of Franklin.
Mr. Edwards and Mrs. Sherrill
suceed Promk Brownm? and E. B.
Byrd an the board. Mr. Gibson
and Mr. Sloan will begin their I
second terms Monday. And Mr. !
Moore, the present chairman of
the board, will start on his fifth i
Baptist Minister* To
Hold Meet Here Monday
The Macon Oounty Baptist
Preachers' conference will be
held at the First Baptist church
here Monday at 10:30 a. m. The
Rev. Thad Deitz, of Sylva, will
be the chief speaker. Rawlelgh
Guffey Will conduct the devo
The carnival, sponsored by the
Franklin Lions ciub, which was
to have opened a one-week en
gagement In Franklin next Mon
day, has been delayed, and will
not reach here until a week
later, May 9, Lions 61ub officials
To Open '49 Finals
The 1949 round of com
menoemsnt rnnli vO gel un
der way with the Franklin
High school Junior-Senior
b-nquet. to be held at the
Slagle Memorial building
Friday erening at 7 o'clock.
More than 200 persona are ex
pected to attend.
Music. reading*, and a
d?nce skit will feature the
Alrin Stiles. Junior class
president .will welcome the
87 seniors, and Hall Callahan,
senior president, will re
J. A. Conley
At Age Of 88
Joseph A. Conley, widely
known Macon county main, died
at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
H. O. Cozad, Thursday morning
of last week, aiftert a long Harass.
He was 86 years of age.
Mr. Conley, retired farmer, was
bom and reared in this county,
and had spent his entire life here.
The son of Charles P. and Mrs.
Rebecca Patton Conley, h? mar
tied Miss Laura Pointer iin 1882.
He had made hi? home wuth Mrs.
Cozad since his wife's death in
Survivors include another
daughter, Mrs. Edgar E. Wat kins,
of Albany, Ga.; a son, J. S. Con
ley, of Franklin; two brothers,
Lester S. Conley, of Franklin,
and W. L. Conley, of Franklin,
Route 1; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen
Crawford, of Franklin, Route 1,
and Mrs. Frank Calloway, of
Franklin; seven grandchildren,
and 10 great -grandchildren.
Funeral services wane held ait
the FVamklim Methodist church at
3 o'clock last Friday afternoon,
with the Rev. A. C. Gitobs, pastor,
and the Rev. A. Riufus Morgan,
Episcopal minister, officiating. In
terment was in the Franklin
Pallbearers wene Henry W.
Cabe, Ed Whitaker, James A.
Hauser, Robert Blame, Harmon
H Gnuse, and Paul Wert.
Funeral arrangement* were un
der the direction of Bryant fun
Slagle Discusses Laws
Passed By Assembly
On Return Home
Macon County will receive
$250,000 from the State of North
Carolina for its school building
This quarter of a million dol
lars, plus the $400,000 Macon
County school bonds authorized,
will give school authorities here
$650,000 for building schools in
In addition, Macon will share
in the proceeds of the proposed
$25,000,000 state bonds it is pro
posed to issue for building schools,
provided the people of the state
approve the bond issue at am- elec
tion to be held this summer. While
the exact amount this county
would receive from Oie state bond
issue is not known, it share, it is
estimated, would be well over
$100,000, bringing the county's
school building fund to a total of
more than $700,000.
The $250,000 state aid can be
obtained by this county, regard
less of the outcome of the state
wide bond election, and is avail
able now, Representative Carl S.
Slagle explained Monday. Mr.
Slagle returned home Sunday
night, fallowing adjournment of
the 1949 general assembly Satur
The $250,000 now available is
I this county's share, he said, of
$23,000,000 from the surplus in
the state treasury aippropriated
by the legislature far school
buildings, and is to be divided
equally among the state's 100
The people of the state, as a
result of legislation enacted by
the assembly, adso will vote on
Governor Scott's .proposal to is
sue $200,000,000 in bonds for
building ?anm-to-market roads.
Tied in with the road bond issue
question is that of a one-cent irv- v
crease in the gasoline tax. As tb
hill finally was enacted, the g" '
t a* increase will not go into
feet unless the $200,000,000 tor.
bond issue is approved.
If the road bond issue is ap ? '.
proved at the ejection, this coun- 'N*
ty's shaire will be $1,600,000, Mr. ^
Looking back on the session of
94 legiisla/ture days ? the fourth
longest general assembly session
in the history of the state ? Mir.
? Continued on Pace Six
Named As Preakhnt
Of Rotary Club
Albert L. Ramsey was elected
president of the Franklin Rotary
club at last week's meeting,
held Wednesday evening at the
Slagle Memorial building.
At the regular election of
officers, a week earlier. Grant
Zickgraf had been chosen as
president for the coming year.
Mr. Zickgraf, however, who was
not present at the time of his
election, last week wrote the
club that It would be impossible
for him to serve.
The new president, who makes
his home in the Iotla commun
ity, Is Macon County supervisor
of the Farmers Home Adminis
tration. He and the other new
officers of the club will assume
their duties at the first meet
ing in July.
Temperatures and precipita
tion for the past seven days,
and the low temperature yes
terday,, as recorded at the
Coweeta Experiment station.
Wadc?d*y ? 47
"High Low Prtc.
65 25 .00
62 44 .00
75 SI M
23 M> T
75 41 .00
75 26 .00
70 30 .00