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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY OCTOBER 10, 1929
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HELD MEETING OCTOBER 7
FIX TAX RATE
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The 1929 tax Ij&s are now ready to
be handed over to the sheriff. The
following order passed by the county
board of commissioners at their meet
ing last Monday, October ' 7th 'will
explain the reason why the tax lists
have , not gone to the sheriff. "Or
dered, that until settlement for the
1928 taxes are made by the sheriff
the tax lists for 1929 shall be retained
in the hands of the commissioners and
kept in such place as the commis
- sioners should deem proper." This
under date of October 7, 1929.
' In the minutes of the deliberations
of the County Board of Commission:
prs Aiitmst 6th. 1929. appears the foK1
v. wf - o , - - ,
"lowing resolution: . '
Resolved : That no order shall be
. made to sell. the. real estate of the
delinquent tax payers of the year
KtD-?c v w thp sheriff be reatiired
to settle the taxes for 1925-26 and 27
on or before the first Monday in
October. 1929, that if settlement is
not made on the 1928 tax list on
or before the 1st Monday in October
1929, tie 1929 tax list shall be re
turned in the .office of the Board of
rniintv Commissioners and not turn
ed over to the sheriff, until such
settlement-is made; That any person
desiring to pay their taxes prior to
such settlement may do so and the
rnnntv commissioners will turn over
to the sheriff the receipts of such
taxes as ' he paid to the end, that the
. sheriff mav deliver such receipts to
the tax payers; This, .however, on
the condition and with the full under
agreement that the
sheriff shall make the necessary bond
to 'cover the entire tax list on.tne
1st Monday in October 1929, and as
soon as settlement of 1928. .taxes are
Tnarte the 1929 tax list shall be turned
over to them; that the sheriff shall"
make report of all delinquent, tax
payers on. the 1928 list on the 1st
1 Monday in October, 1929, in order
that the proper order for the sale
,, of real or persona property may
be made by the Board of Commis
cinnprs to the end that settlement in
'full shall be made the 1st Monday in'
December, 1929. .
In 'the above order the records
show all members of the Board vot-
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ing in the attirmattve. me auuvc
motion -was made by Commissioner
C. H. McClure and was seconded
by Commissioner Doc Barnard.
The following resolution was acted
on bv the Board of Commissioners
at their meeting on Monday October
7th" and their vote is shown below:
Whereas. Dr. F. Angel proposes
to build an addition to his hospital
in Franklin, North Carolina, at a
cost of $50,000.00 and has made- ap
nlication to the Board of Commission
r5 to have said proposed addition
released from taxes to be imposed
by the County or any-subdivision
thereof ; and, whereas, owing to the
nWture' of the business for which
said hospital is proposed to be built,
and its importance to the citizenship
of! Macon county' and, whereas, Dr.
Angel is ' doing much work for the
pr and needy ot said county in
iid hosoital for which he is not paid,
: : and. whettas. i the Board ' of Com
missioners are of the opinion that
te building of said addition to said
""Xl .jspital should De encouragea Dy tne
liMc authorities of said county:
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i Wow, tneretore, De u rcsuivcu uy
the. Board of Commissioners for the
County of Macon, in regular session
assembled, on this the 7th day o
October, 1929, that in case said $50,
OC0.00 addition to said hospital is
built and constructed by I)r. f . Angel
.within a period of two years from
this date the said $50,000.00 addition
; to" said hospital shall be released
from any and all taxation by the
county of Macon or any sub-division
thereof for a period of ten years
from . the date of construction o
the same, or for so long, a portion o
said period of ten years as the same
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Mr. Fred Slagle, the county game
warden, says, there is no little con
fusion over the working of the game
law as it applies to fur bearing, ani
mals in,', Macon County. He makes
the following explanation for the ben
efit of all interested.
"Macon county comes under the
state game law for mink, skunk, otter,
niuskrat, raccoon and opossum ; that
is from November 1st to February
15," he says. There are counties ex
cepted from these dates,' but Macon is
not one of them.
Anyone caught bunting any of the
above named animals before November
1st wil be dealt with , according "to
The Franklin Power Plant has been
sold to the Empire Public Utilities
company. The purchasers will' take
over the property at once, "the Press
was informed. They plan tq go on
with the enlarging of the service as
fast as the conditions warrant.
Mr. Russell of " the . Empire Utilities
company was over in -Franklin last
week, looking over' the situation. He
will be back in ten days- or two weeks
when it is said he will have some
definite announcement to make.
It is understood that the new com
pany will, fulfill all contracts entered
into by the Jupollo company.
Mr. Emory Hunnicutt will continue
to' be in charge of the local office.
At their regular monthly meeting
last Monday the town board made out
the 1929-30 budget and fixed the tax
The rate was fixed at $1.00 as
against 0.90 for last year. The rate
of $1.00 is still very much below the
average of towns of Franklin's class
It was pointed out at the meeting
that while this is true, it is also true
that the development and improve
ments are low, too.
The budget, the sources of income
and expenditures are published else
where in this paper.
Various claims were heard for crop
and other damage resulting from the
new . sewer lines being cut through
property. A committee was appointed
Several requests for better Unit street
lighting' and road repairs and water
service were considered and acted
upon. All these requests were of ne
cessity handled very conservatively
because of financial obligations al
ready incurred. Chief among these ' is
the new sewer lines.
There are $12,000.00 in . back taxes
It was pointed out that it would have
been possible to have : held the tax
rate down to 0.90 had property owners
all been prompt in paying their
The question came up as to - the
board granting its permission for the
moving of certain wooden houses in
the fire zone from one lot to another.
After due consideration" the board
came to the conclusion that this mat
ter is entirely in the hands of the
state insurance commissioner, and
that the board would raise no objec
tions to any moving of buildings in
the fire zone so long as such action
did not ejfect the insurance rate.
A SOUND T.10VE
Embodying Macon Clay,
Uraham and bwam
D. 17. DANIELS
Before Rotarians and Invited
Guests Clemson College
College Orator Expounds
Great Truths. ait
U. S. CENSUS
Washington, D. C, October 8, 1929
The" United States Civil Service Com
mission has announced that it will
receive applications until November
2, 1929, for certain temporary posi-'
tions with the Fifteenth Decennial
The positions for which examina
tions are to be held are, junior clerk,
junior calculating machine operator,
and junior tabulating machine opera
tor, with an entrance salary of $1,440
a year, and under card-punch opera-
to with an entrance salary of $1,260
These examinations are open to
all citizens of the United States both
rnen and : women, who meet the re
It is expected that large numbers of
appointments will be made. . The
length of service will probably range
from one to two years in most cases
but in no case will it extend 1 be
yond December 31, 1932,
Full information regarding examina
tions can be obtained from the United
States Civil Service Commission,
Washington,'. D. C. ,or from the Sec
retary of the United States Civil
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service jsoarq ai ine posi omce ur
court house in any city.
P.-T. A. Calls
Next Tuesday, October 15th at 3:30
there will be a very important call
meeting of the Franklin Pafent-Teach-
ersN association at the school house.
The meeting is for the purpose of
considering the practicability of open
ing a school lunch room. This ques
tion is one that ' has become of very
Every parent is; especially urged
to be present. Also any others in
terested, and every well wisher of
the community is intrested in anything
that has for its aim the better care
of our little ones, say the officials of
the P.-T. A.
At the. school building .Tuesday,
October 15th at 3:30 P, M.
The Franklin Teachers Training
class visited the Indian Fair Wednes
Provided, that this release shall not
extend to the rest of said hospital,
nor to any other property of Dr. F.
Angel in Macon County, but only to
the proposed $50,000.00 addition to his
Roll call vote: ,
Affirmative r Ti O. Harrison. W. D
Barnard, C. H. McClure.
Negative: None. "
The 'Other matters coming before
the Board on last Monday were mat
ter's of routine business concerning
We publish below a . letter' from
Mr'. Brown relative to a needful
change in our 'county home plan.
The letter is published for the pub
lic's information and is the County
Commissioners first step in publish
ing the affairs of the county. The
Press understands that the board is
in favor of the proposal in principle,
but they feel that it will depend on
how the consolidation is affected and
how the plans for the future manage
ment are laid out as to whether it
will be a good thing.
Tp quote Mr. J. O. Harrison, "If
it can be done and not become an
other bit. of pork for rotten political
scheming and rewarding it will be a
good thing. But if it is to become
a favoritism project for some man
because he has collected a hundred
or so absentee votes it will be worse
than we now have."
The Press will gladly , publish, with
out comment, any signed opinion on
the! above that is sent in. '
Mr. 'W. D. Barnard, Chmn.,
Macon County Board of Commission
Franklin, N, C. ,
Route 3. '
Mv dear Mr. Barnard: .
In view of the fact that your county
has a rather small investment in coun
ty home property, and since there
are only seven ' inmates in the county
home I wish to ask whether your
county would be interested in a dis
trict home proposition with Cherokee,
Clay, Graham and Swain counties.
It can be shown, I think, that such
a plan would be more satisfactory
in many respects than separate coun
ty homes. I am sending you under
separate cover a copy of an enabling
act which provides for such an institu
tion. By including hospital facilities,
I think' financial assistance can be
had from the Duke Endowment.
Let us know what your Board
thinks of such a proposition.1 The
matter is also being presented to
the other counties.
R. EUGENE BROWN,
Division of Institutions.
On last Friday evening at eight V
o'clock on the roof garden of the
Scott Griffin, hotel the Rotary club
and thirty odd invited guests gathered
:or an evening of play and study.
After doing full justice to the sup- .
per, the gathering was entertained by
speeches from several of those pres
ent. The address of. welcome was de
livered by Rev. Arthur Flanagan.
Professor Harbison of Highlands made
a very . appropriate reply. He said.
"You know,. oft times we folks from
away out in the coves get lonely
as we work along. You may not
think it but we do. Its .such meet
ings as these that we crave and long
for as we work along with Nature."
"There has never been - a thriving
town without a thriving county, and
there never was a thriving county, .
that did not have a thriving town,
said the professor. "Proper farming
would more than make up for any
pay roll we might not have. It will
indeed be a dark day for Macon
when industries settle here and rob
our farms of the tillers ' of the soil
was another bit of Pfofesor Harbi
son's philosophy. He said "When our i
rural population becomes self-sustaining
and a little more, then will hard
times vanish . from amoryWis, ijin J
then will our boys and girls stay wita
NEW JAILER TOOK
OYER JAIL OCT. 2
Mr. W. M. Edwards was appointed
jailor for Macon county on October
2nd. His appointment, the rress was
informed, is indefinite. He made bond
in the sum of one thousand dollars for
the faithful performance of his duties.
The previous rate of reembursement
for , the jailor was 90c a day per
prisqner. Mr. Edwards took the job
for 80 cents a day; per prisoner. For
this he furnishes lights, water, fuel
and food. He gets living quarters in
the jail free.
Mr. Edwards says that he has made
a ruling that no one is allowed to
communicate with or pass, anything
up to the prisoners thru windows.
He says he locks all prisoners in
the cages at night.
The public, Mr. Edwards says, will
greatly aid him in iis effort to en
force his rules if they will not at
tempt to communicate with the prison
ers without first notifying him.
At the Methodist Episcopal Church
South in Franklin on Sunday Oc
tober 13th there will be a song service
instead of the regular service.
The minister, Mr. Mock, invites
everyone to be present and come
prepared to join in the singing of
the good old time hymns.
Miss Weil, president of the
League of Women Voters made an
official visit to Highlands and Frank
I'm and an official visit to Miss Eliza
beth Kelly and Mrs. Kerr Cunning
MAN IN JAIL
On October, 3rd, the morning after
one of the prisoners made his escape
from the county jail, one of the re
maining inmates informed the public
from the cell windows:
"Say, folks, its. a pretty come off
I thought I was safe when I got in
here, but, last night danged if I
could sleep a wink. Someone was try
ing to break in or out and kept me
"There is too much disturbance
around here at nfght for a man like
me that needs his "rest. All night
long some hy-jacker was making a
heck of a noise prying bricks out o
the wall with a . tooth pick or some
similar house wrecking instrument
I wish they would stop it. A feller
expects peace and comfort in here."
So far as the Press was able to
learn, the escaped prisoner had not
Dr. D. W. Daniels, of Clemson
CoHeee. S. C, was then introduced
by Mr. Lyles Harris. The Doctor wai
very humorous in his introductory
The main speaker of the evening
based his remarks on community
building. He brought home to all
present the urgent need for working
together and staying out of the stand
still class. The main perequisites for
the best upbuilding of any community
is cheerfulness, cooperation, cash and
character." said Dr. Daniels. He em
phasized our great neglect in cultiva
ting a sense of the beautiful, and also
the health of the coming generations.
"I'd rather be tortured to a slow
death than to walk your streets know
ing I carried some loathsome disease
to be transmitted to generations yet
unborn," he said. "Any man., that is
an agent of such loathsomeness is a
disgrace to himself and an insult to
the mother who. bore him."
The cultivation of the senses of
beauty and cheerfulnes was given
their full deserts by the South Caro
lina orator. "If either or both of these
are lacking no man can measure up
to his full statue," he said.
After the speaker of the evening
had finished,, the suggestion was
thrown out as to the great' good be
ing done by county clubs, and those
present were requested to give the mat
ter some thought so that Macon
might organize one if it seemed practicable.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the meet
ing and many expressed the hope
that anothe such gathering woulJ
take place very soon.'. H
Last Friday Miss Fulton had the
misfortune to turn her sedan over.
She was driving on highway 28 near
Dave McCoy's store when she drove
too near the soft shoulder of a fil
Miss Fulton and a lady companion
were badly scared, but were not
seriously hurt. The car was not
damaged. A passing motorist took the
ladies to their home at Gold Mine.
The U. D. C. chapter of Mac6n
county will meet with Mrs. Mamie
-frPscs of a general' hospital:
payment of bills, etc '
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