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v'Tliere vas a case, of " some, interest
to the j tax" payers of Macon county
; trjed in superior ; court last week ' . be
fore' Cameron F. Mclae, presiding
Revival Mating To
Bcgia Friday Night
In Court House
. In 1928 the county , advertised and
sold 1 a" bond ' issue oi fifty, thousand
'dollati .Xo ! or ' through Bray Brothers
of .Greensboro, who represented them
(ieIvesr'Ss brokers; at the legal rate
of spc. rP,er pent interest per annum.
the tiate .of sale the county issued
. 'Check1 for $500 to be delivered" to
Bray" Brothers when the money was
paid over for the bonds, which was
The present bpard . of county ' com-tnissioners-'figured
the $500 as interest j
paid m addition to the leeal rate of
' six - per cent thus making a greater
rate of interest than the law allows.
Therefore they brought' suit acainst
Bray Brothers for ,$4790 -being 'double"
the amount of interest allegged to
have been. tait"
Vray Bi set up as their de
fense: that they are only brokers and
j-iJnot furnish any of their own
money for the bonds but went into
,the money market and ..secured a. pur
- Dr, O'KeU, of Spartanburtr. S. C.
will hold a series of meetings for
one week, beginning Thursday night,
in the -Macon county court house.
The meeting is being backed by the
Watauga Baptist church, and Mr. Bob
Brendle is taking a leading role in
getting the meeting lined up.
Mr. O'Kelly held a meeting at Wa
tauga some weeks ago with splendid
results. , .
Prof. Lock, also-of Greenville, con
ducted , the singing services and will
be here, it is understood,
The public is cordially invited to
attend all services.
30 Per Cent Receipts To
Buy Christmas Cheer
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TO ICON'S FARMERS
J:haser who put up the . money and
ho received all the interest and
f that the $500 was paid them as their
commission for negotiating the sale of
The jury returned a verdict of $500
in favor of the county. The Bray
Brothers immediately paid the county
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l.iic djw ana cost or tne artinn
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ranklin 1 o Have New
Tool and Storage House
I (The tool house , beincr erected bv
the town of Franklini near-the Bap-'
tist church is near; completion and is
la credit to the people compared to
the building previously used.
The building is fo be used for hotis-
fog. -thje, fire truck, road machine, trac-
or and other -street machinery.
Next Sunday morning at eleven
o'clock ReV. G. rClifton Ervin will
preach at ..the . Methodist-
the theme, "A Christlike Mind In a
.uinstiike, Man;" The subject for the
evening service at 7:30 will be "Ears
T-Jiat Hear.'V - This" sermon 'will - h
based upon the parable of the Soils.
The choir will render a special an
them at the morning service, and the
young people will sing at the evening
nour. . . : '
The Church school will meet as' us
ual at-9:45 a. m.
The Senior Epworth League will
meet at 6:45 p. m. Miss Tean Porter
will have chargcof the League pro
gram. All the young people of the
community are cordially invited to at
tend this young people's service.
, Mr. Ervin will preach at Carson's
Chapel next Sunday afternoon at
Report of Aldermen
Meet Monday Night
H. P. Nichols Here Soon
Mt H. P. Nicliots. former nvnfiti'.fA
assistant of the Nantahala National
Forest, is planning to spend a few
days in Franklin and vicinity, tie
was. to have started in his automobile
from Washington, D. C, Friday morn
ing. It had not been learned .wheth
er or not Mrs. Nichols is coming with
him, but it is presumed that she is.
Mr. Nichols was transferred ' to
Washington last summer, to . the Re
Ai a1 , vaSumBiuu last summer, to the Ke-
At the reeular monthlv mcctins of ' tr..j . . . .
t. ' ' , f "tduquarters oriices, and this ' tc
the town board of aldermen Monrlav t- r? 1 1- . . .
vw , i . , ,XIU1" iu rranKim, ,wc -tindcrstand, sltmp nv '
, night an order was passed to place in t1 nm . , ... .. p pass '
'three additional , street lights, one 1 1 T: if 'Cial i tcrtainmcnt
A few more 'weeks , and' Christmas
will be here, Chiistmai with its boun
tiful repasts, beautiful gifts, and uni
versal spirit of fellowship.
Christmas will be a time of hao-
piness and good cheer for most of
us. But what about the poor in
mates of the County Home ? With
an appropriation of $10.00 each per
month- for food, heat, bedding, and
other necessities of life, what chance'
have these unfortunates for any real
Mr, Lyle, manager of the Macon
Theatre, has announced thSt 'his th'cv
atre will , do its bit ' towards making
the season happier for these people.
He states that he will devote 30 per
cent (practically one-third) of the
gross receipts from his shows of
Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 10-11,
to buying "Christmas Goodies" (fruits.
candies, nuts, cakes) for the inmates
of the County Home.
The amount of this fund so gene
rously offered by. th? Macon -.Tfiitre
will, of course, depend entirely unon
the patronage accorded the two shows
set aside for this purpose. The dates
are Wednesday and Thursday, Decem
ber 10th and 11th. Thirty cents out
of every dollar taken in at the box
office these two nights will be used
for the County Home poor. You -can
do your bit by attending the show
one of these nights. Do more than
that; make a gala night of it, and
bring the entire family.
Mr. Lyle states that he has secured
benefit shows. The feature is a
umbia production entitled "SISTERS,"
starring Sally O'Neil and Molly
O'Day. who are .sisters in real life.
"STSTF.RS" is a sympathetic portray
al of sisterly love and devotion, with
smiles, tecars and thrills subtly blend
ed into one of the most delightful
comedy dramas of the season. It is
a picture that the entire family ' will
thoroughly enjoy. 'In addition to the
feature picture there will also be an
excruciatingly funny "Our Ganc" talk
ing comedy entitled "LOVE BUSI
Avail yourselves of this opportunity
to do a good deed, and at the sr.me
SANTA CLAUS LETTERS
, Higdotiviile, N. C, Dec. 1, 1930.
I am a little boy nine years old.
Will you please bring hie a gun,
knife, wagon, nuts and candy for
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Date of First Sale To Be
Announced Soon; Watch
Press for Date
Prentiss, N. C. Dec. 3. 1930.
I am a little boy 6 years old. I
haven't mist a day in school. l am
learning iast. Please bring; me a
watch, a car, and some apples, or
anges. Don't forget my teacher, Miss
McCracken. -feiLilj , J.
With love, ELLIS LEDFORD.
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: Prentiss, N. C, Dec. 3, 1930.
The Press will announce in an early
issue the date of the first Farmers
and Merchants Sales-Auction Day.
This Sales-Auction Day is bein
sponsored by the business houses of
1; ranklin and The Franklin Press, not
as a money making proposition for
them but for the benefit of the farm
ers of the county. According to ar
rangements now going orward there
will be two sales each month or every
other Saturday, beginning about 12:30
or one o'clock p. m. Wid run from
one to two hours or until all articles
are soldj , -
)Any farmer in Maeoh mimtt,
brwn these ?ale5 days any article;
".jjwuir.j ui duiuing ne wisn
es to Franklin and have it sold at
auction free of cost by a good auc-,
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y merchant or business house
Dear Safita Claus :
I am a little boy 3 years old all
tho I feel as big as dad. '
I want a real car, ball, apples, or-
i , i ' '"eicnani or business hnn
anges, jraisins, candy and evervth ne ... . t . , 7 "t. ftouse
that is good. : . .. r n c d 'ntmDer 01 ,the les-Aoc-
Dear Santa, on't foreet mother r"7'yS ?tt'
j jt n ' , . . uiJ ""u nave so d ac aucton for. A
and father. Bnng them something, fee nf , rAtlf. ,hn t, uct tor..4
too. l. -. ,. ".",c.uul,ar-.
v ,mic UI vi-i cent is made in'
With love, CALVIN LEDFORD. order to deffy the expenses of auc-
tioneerer and advertisino-'
1105 Fourth Avenue. Akron. Ohio. On these ales davs
Dear Santa Claus : house that il a member wifl atfr
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I n m n liftlo rnrl i-, ... ,.--M AM I rnp nonnld GOTYlt fail L
..niv. gin ai.v um. - .voi oargains and
I live way up in Akron. Ohio this will be nefhing but friir fnl
y,car, but hope you will find me just farmer that $end raooev Jfl
the same. I want you to please bring town on salesdajv ,rj go an(j gptn
me a bathrobe, tea-set, a doll, some " with the ones that make these A
oranges, nuts and candy. I will be Possible for them to sell what they
pleased also with anythihj? else vou w'sn at auction free of cott
Col- want t0 brin ric- And Sana please Purpose of Sales Day
uont iorgei my grandpas and grand- wuc imnS tne business men of
mas, and little friends down there. Franklin has in mind in startlna a
Will you also please be : kind' Vnd thnS of this kind is to cive th.
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visit the homes of the little children. ers a P'ace to sell something tU
whose fathers arc out of work and they wish to get cash for, daring ,
bring them something, too. these times when money is not o
Your little friend, Plentiful, and also by gettine in
BYRDA NELL SOUTHARD. c7Scr touch !wice a mnth with people
three addmona. . street lights, one perhapi a-f d leave of absence
lear tne -i. J. sne resmence on Tf : 1 i .
J ; ,r . , , added. It is not expected he wi re-
I , , , ', n . , ! mam more than a week or ten days
lie's home on the Georgia road and
vfi-Ctbcr .on. the JJmsboro highway
A J- v- Burleson's residence
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Mr. J. lO. Harrison has served
tor the past two. years as chairman
-of the board of .county, commission-
j er and also, as county, auditor, and
! was reelected at the November
election uy Ka, suusianiuai majoniy.
' After the organization Monday
of the newly elected board of com
missioners 1 "Mr. Harrison tendered
his resignation to the clerk of su
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nfpr court wnose amy it is to
joint Mr. Harrison's successor
iMr. Walter Gibson, who received
the larcest number of Totes flntonc
the f defeated candidates fbr-com-.Tiissioner
in the recent election,
vas appointed to serve on the
New Officers Make
Bond and Take Oath
The newly, elected officers who will
have in charge the -county's business
for the next two years filed their
bonds, and, took .the oath of office
Changes made are as follows: '
A, B. Slagle succeeds C. L. Ingram
as sheriff, Frank I. Murray succeeds
himself as clerk of superior court,
C. : Torn ' " Brysori succeeds Horner
Stockton as register of deeds, Chas.
Ji. McUure, W. D. Barnard and Wal-
1 ter . Gibson . are . the commissioners,
ihe commissioners moved their of
fice from the office occupied by the
register of deeds to the office re
cently occupied by ; County-, Agent
Frederick Sloan. - -- 1 ' . -;
The commissioners Organized by
electing Mr. Barnard chairman of
the Board and also county auditor,
the position held by J. O. Harrison
for the last two years.
?me pass an evenine of nleasant en
crtammciii. The adriisnum nrice will
be onlv IS. renf fnr rhWAm,-, it
cents for adults; and, remember, thir
ty cents of every dollar taken in goes
to make Christmas brighter for the
poor" unfortunates at the County
Mr. Joe Hayes Dies
, In Winston-Salem;
Buried at Highlands
Mr. Toe Hayes, son of Mrs. M. F.
TT . e w. ' - - . '-..
nayey ot Highlands, died in a hen-
pital at Winston-Salem Nov. 30, 193Q
and was buried at Highlands, Dec. 2,
1930. ; . . .
Mr. Hayes had an attack of peri
tonitis following a light case of the
flu and was taken to the hospital, for
an operation but the sergeon's knife
could not save this young man.
Mr. Hayes was teaching at Walker
town, N. C, when his health failed.
.. He was 25 years-old and unmarried.
Franklin, N. C, Dec. 1, 1930.
Dear Santa Claus:
I am glad to see your picture in
the paper and know that you had
of the town and country.
Despite crashing banks and an
the toys ready for girls and boys. fweU had a
Are vou nknnin tn - I Tlianksgiving. The menu was made
up. entirely of home products from
Are you. planning to come to see mP
...c, .rvai i i nope so. l want a
wagon, a pair of gloves, candy, or
anges, apples, nuts..
Please don't forget - sister. She
wants a box of candy.
. . Your little friend,
DR. LYLE OUT AGAIN
Dr.' S. H. Lyle who has been con
fined to his home for several days,
suffering from a heart attack, is able
to be on the streets again.
. Fllijay, N. C. Dec. 2, 1930.
I am going to tell vou what T want
you -to bring brother and T T w,nt
you to bring -me a big doll, tea set
a string of beads. Brine brother a
auu a irumpet. I lease
bring each of us some 6rantrP nW
gum,.; and- Candies. Think -of daddy
and mama, "too.
''Your little frienrr, ' 1 i
FREDA LEE MlNCY
the well stuffed turkey to the pump.
.The C. E. of the Franklin Ire.- '
bytenan church sent out some fruit '
which has been much enjoyed.
Mrs. Lucas is confined to her
room, with a bad throat but is improv- '
Bethel School, Cullasaja, N. C.
December 1, 1930.
Dear Santa Clans:
I am going to 'tell you what I
want for Christmas. Please bring me
a doll bed, a doll carriage, candy,
oranges, raisins, pears, a story book,
1CW ao"- e good to the other
little girls and boys.
Your friend, -MARGIE
Give Oath To Officers
The. county commissioners at
their regular meeting Monday, in
addition, to -the- regular routine of
busmess, approved the official bonds
of A. B. Slagle, sheriff; Frank' I.
Murray,, , clerk Superior court; C
T. Bryson; register of deeds ; Lake
Led f orcL sur veyor ; C. ' M. Moore,
coroner; , Joc Sweatman, c6nstable
of Cartoogechaye township ; s Johri
Dills, constable Smith's Bridge
township. . ,. ' 1
T, J. Johnston was appointed
The year 1931 being the time for
the revaluation of property for
taxation, Sam L. Franks was ap
pointed as tax supervisor.