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Macon Republican Convention
RUE WILL BE
McClure, Angel and Harbi
son To Run For Board
PLATFORM IS ADOPTED
Amendment To Road LaW
Is Recommended By
The Republican convention of Ma-
cor) county, in session here last Sat
urday afternoon, nominated Sam .L.
Franks, for the past eight, years post
master at Franklin, as candidate for
sheriff to oppose A. B. Slagle, Dem
ocrat, in the general election in No
vember. v The final ballot gave Mn
Franks a majority over three oppon
ents, George Goer, J. W. ' Hastings,
and R. M. Coffey. The vote stood:
Franks 29,2-3; Cloer 14 1-3; Coffey
10: Hasting 3.
1 E. N. Evans was unanimotisly norm.
-pcriurrxuuTTT j t 11. oaucnuuii, i i esenr
incumbent, received the unanimous in
dorsement of the convention for reg
ister of deeds. The candidate nom
inated for county surveyor, not being
present -at the. time of the nomina
tion, refused to accept when' notified,
and the selection of a new candidate
will be left in the hands . of the ex
ecutive committee of the party. John
Bingham was nominated for kroner.
T. G. Harbison of Highlands, Charl
es McClure, incumbent, sand Tom
Angel were nominated for county
commissioners. The ballot gave Mc
Clure S3, 'Angel 40, and Harbison 27.
Robert Rogers received 10 votes and
Davis Dean received six. J. O. Har
rison and W. D. Barnard, Democrats,
of the present board of commission
ers, and candidates for reelection,
each received five Wits, the dele
gates from Burningtown township en
dorsing the members of the present
board. V '
The selection of a candidate for
representative was left to the ex
ecutive committee, the convention hav
ing decided that no suitable candidate
was available for the nomination last
Saturday. The selection of this can
didate is to be made within 60 days.
Alfred R. . Higdon was unanimously
elected county chairman of the Re
publican party to' succeed John E.
Rickman. Miss Loretta Dean was
'elected assistant cliairman. W. L. Mc
Coy was elected county secretary and
Herman Dean, assistant secretary.
The new executive committee named
by the party follows : Millshoal
Joh Ferguson; Ellijay John Cor
bin ; Sugarfork J. D. McCoy ; ' High
lands W. M. Cleaveland ; Flats M.
S. Burnette; Smith's Bridge E. S.
Vinson; Cartoogechape Ed . Ramey;
' Nantahala Odell Hall; Briartown
J. ' R. Wikle ; Burningtown John
Dean ; Cowee Perry Bradley ; Frank
lin S. A. Munday.
In its platform the convention rec
ommended that the present road law
of Macon county be amended so as
to put the - control of the roads en
tirely within the power of the board
of commissioners. ' The provision re
otamended that the chairman of the
board of conunisfiioaers be also nam
ed as county road supervisor and
county auditor, the salary for acting
in this three-fold capacity to be not
over $1800 a year
A second .provision of the platform
endorsed equal educational advan
tages for rural and urban children
of: the state. It was ' recommended
that the school system of North Car
olina be controlled as a' state unit,
with all expenditures for the system
to be provided by state taxation in
stead of chiefly through county tax
es. lhe use or tree text Dooks to De
furnished by the tate was recom-
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JOHN E. RICKMAN w.as this week
commissioned by Postmaster-general
Walter F. Brown to succeed Sam L.
Franks as postmaster at Franklin.
'. iz a -Mason, , a .member ,
chairman of the
publican party in Macon county, He
will officially assume his, duties at the
post office on July 1.
Township Names Group To
Attend Macon Demo
. cratic Convention
Delegates were chosen at the Dem
ocratic township convention here Sat
urday to attend the Macon cbUnty
convention to' be held at the ' court
house on Saturday afternoon at 2
The delegates selected were T. S.
Munday,. J. . A. Porter, C L. Blaine,
Van , Frazier, A. P. Angel, C. W.
Dowdle, Miss Elizabeth Kelly, Mrs.
Lassie Kelly Cunningham, Zeb Shope,
W. L. Ramsey, Frank Fleming, J.
B. Collins, Crude Meadows, Charlie
Potts, Jim Hauser.jim Conley, George
Patton, Bob Almond, C. S.1 Tilley,
Arthur Ray, George Henson, Thad
Dowdle, Charlie Nichols, J. J, Mann,
C. F. Moody, J. R. Morrison, Ras
Penland, Gilmer LA. Jones, M. F.
Ledbetter, W. B. Cansler. Jim Gib
son, M. L. Dowdle, J. Frank Ray,
Jr., G. ' C. Stamey, Lawson Rogers,
Jim Wilkes, W. T. Fouts, George
Cunningham, Sam Murrjay, Mrs. El
mer Johnson, Mrs. Sallied Moore, Mrs.
Sallie Sellers, R. A. Patton, W. W.
Donaldson. . . ,
Albert Ramsey was named as chair
man of the delegation' and 1 L. B.
Liner was chosen as secretary.
Of Women's Club
A call meeting of ihe Women's club
will be .held at 4 o'clock Monday
afternoon, June 30, for the purpose
of furfher orgalniemg the work for
(he coming year. Plans for the club's
part ) the coming Fourth of July
celebration in Franklin will also be
It. is most important that all mem
bers attend this meeting in ; order
that a clear and definite understand
ing may obtain as to, proposed plans
ana worK ouuinea tor tne coming
club year states Miss Elizabeth Kel
ly, the club's president.
All new members at this' meeting
will be enrolled as charter members,
lhe cmD is particularly anxious to
welcome as members Macon 'county
women' who do not, live in Franklin.
as well as new members from Frank
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FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, JUNE 28,
Nominates County Candidates
Worlds Resumed On
Of Power Dam
Work on the big dam of the
Nantahala Power and Light com
pany on the Nantahala river in
Macon county is reported to have
been resumed this week. Work
had been practically at . a stand
still for several months, although
a small crew had been on the site
of the proposed power house near
Nantahala station and another
crew near Beecher at the site
of the proposed dam.
A' number of men from near
Franklin left on Monday to "take
employment on the project. Just
how many men are to be used,
and the scope of the plans under-
v way at the present are conjectur-
According to reports, activities' -
GRANGE TO rfoLD
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State Lecturer Harry B. Cald'
well of the National, Grange arid
Mrs. Caldwell will spend the week
beginning "Ju :'7h M
Clay counties' ifl the interest of
the State Grange. The first three
days of the week will be devoted
to Grange work in Macon. -
Following these meetings a farm
ers' picnic will be sponsored by
the Grange for this district. The
picnic will be on August 2 at the
Upper Cullasaja falls and will be
for the farmers of Macon and the
surrounding counties. This picnic
will be the last of a series of
picnics, beginning at the v coast in
North Carolina and extending to
the mountain section. At this pic
nic will be National Grange and
State Grange officers and speak
ers. . .. -
TO BE HELD
Harmonica Champion To
Give Free Instruction
For Three Weeks
Enthusiastic response has greeted
the announcement that Philadelphia's
1930 harmonica champion, John Pug
liese, is to be in Franklin to hold
classes for several days, beginning
Monday, June 30.
The opening class will be held in
the Macon county "court house at
3:30 next Monday. The second class
will be held at 3:30 on Thursday.
For two weeks following, MrPugliese
will hold Monday and Thursday class
es. No charge whatever is made.
The public is invited, either to join
the classes or to "listenin."
During 1929 and! 1930 Mr. Pugliese
developed an extensive repertoire and
played it so beautifully that" there
was no question in the minds of
anyone as to who was tht chanpio
He has been a member of the Phil
adelphia harmonica band since its in
ception in 1926 and has been one of
the privileged few who have traveled
almost 100,000 miles in the interest
of the harmonica movement.
Mr. Pugliese will be the guest .of
the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee school
during a stay of -nearly three weeks
in North Georgia and this section.
Plans are under the direction of Miss
Martha Rhea Little, Jiead of the
music department ' of the Rabun Gap
Nacoochee school- Leading organ
izations throughout; Rabun "county and
in North Carolina communities are
co-operating enthusiastically. ...
On Nantahala River
are , soon to start on the Fontana
dam on the Little Tennessee riv
er in Swain county. In case this
work' is begun at an early date,
it will make necessary the re
routing of Highway No. 10 froni
Patterson Springs west to i Top-
ton. Thehighway will be re
graded to follow the southern
wall of the Nantahala gorge at
an elevation overlooking the great
' lake that will be formed by the
Foatana dam. :
It is possible that the rerouting
of this section 'of No. 10 may
begin within two months, accord
ing to J. G.' Stikeleather, district
highway commissioner, but this
cannot.be definitely stated. .
Highlands Will Have Only
Scientists representing all the south-
states, except Mississippi and
North r Carolina, ? met y in .Highlands
June 20 to 22 to discuss the pos
sibility of establishing a biological
research laboratory here. Clark Fore
man, president of the Highlands Mus
eum, put the idea forward with Dr.
E. G. Conklin, professor of' biology
at Princenton uniyersity, ; acting as
chief advisor. The scientists hope to
have the Highlands Museum and Bi
ological Laborartory partially complet
ed by next summer. .
Highlands was chosen for this , re
search station on account of the cli
mate and central location and gen
erally rich fauna and flora in which
the section abounds. This will be the
only mountain biological station in
All the scientists (except Dr. E.
E. Reinke, who has a cottage here
for the summer) were entertained at
the magnificent Highlands Estates
club, which " opened this summer for
its first season.
An elaborate reception was given
for the scientists athe club on Sat
urday afternoon and on the following
afternoon they were entertained 'at
a delightful tea given by Mr. and
Mrs. H. W. Sloan at their beautiful
-,Dr. Coker of Chapel Hill was ex
pected to represent North Carolina,
but unfortunately found at the last
moment that be was unable to at
tend. The scientists present were as
follows: Miss" Laura M. Bragg, di
rector of the; Charleston Museum;
E., Burnham Chamberlain, Charles
ton Museum ; Dr, , E. G. , Conklin,
professor of biology, Princeton uni
versity; Dr, W. E. Hoy, Jr., professor
of biology, University of South Caro
lina; Dr. E. S. Hathaway, professor
of zoology, Tulane university ; Dr.
L. R. Hesler, professor of . botany,
University of Tennessee; Dr.. B. P,
Kaufman, professor of botany, Uni
versity of Alabama ; Dr. Ivey F. Lew
is, professor of botany, University of
Virginia; Clifford H. Pope, American
Mtiseum of Natural History; Dr.
E. E. Reinke, professor of biology,
Vanderbilt university ; Dr. , Robert C.
Rhodes, professor of biology, Emory
university; Dr. J. Speed Rogers,
professor of biology, University of
Florida;, and Dr. J. M. Reade, pro
fessor of botany, University of Geor
gia. MAY IN HOSPITAL
John May, driver of the automobile
which wrecked on Highway No. 10
on June 15 near Nantahala station
causing the death of Porter Ayers,
one ot tne car s occupants, was
brought from Andrews to Angels' hos
pital at Franklin last Friday for fur
ther treatment of injuries.
CARNIVAL OF AIR
Three Airplanes To Be Hero
July 4, And On Two
American Legion, Rot&ry.
Club, C. of C, Women's
Club, Aid Press
Four organizations have joined The
Franklin Press in helping to sponsor
largest and most entertaining
east to Asheville, and southeast to
Walhalla, S. C. Jimmy Kroskop la
his airplane will distribute 50,000 cir
culars throughout the territory bound
ed by these cities, advertising plant"
fof the day.
The Women's club will open the
festivities of the day with an address
of welcome in the court house at
10 o'clock by Miss Elizabeth Kelly.
In a few moments the grammar grade
girls of the Franklin school' -will' fol
low with a chorus entitled "Merry
Heart." A piano trio by Misses Eliza
beth McGuire, Rosaline Bulgin and
Marie Palmer, a piano duet by Misses
Margaret Franks and Elizabeth -Dowd
le are scheduled, readings by Misses
Margaret Slagle and Dorothy Jones,
and a song by Mrs. Harold Sloan.
At 11:00 o'clock the program will
be continued on the public square
with folk dancing. This part of the
program will opea with dancing
school children, followed by square
and clog dancing contests in which
the public is invited to participate.
The Franklin Chamber of Commerce
will award a prize of $5 to the couple
judged as the best square dancers.
and a prize of $2.50 to the best clog
dancer. Fiddling Jim Corbin and fel
low fiddlers will furnish vhe music
for the dancing.
The American Legion will sponeor
a boxing program at 2 o'Ukin the
afternoon at the conrt houee. IJrizes
of $5 tad $2.50 will be awarded. The
Rotary club will sponsor street races
at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. At
3 :45 a baseball game will be played
between Franklin and a team from a,
Throughout the day flying by the
three planes will be featured, with
stunt flying and parachute jumping
scheduled for the afternoon. Mitt
Williams' Emory university orchestra,
which is making Franklin its head
quarters for the summer, will furnish
music at the various events through
out the day, including the dance to
be given at the Scott Griffin hotel
at 9 o'clack.