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, VOLUME XLV1. No. 18
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Franklin and Highlands
Voters To Go To
Davis and Hines Pitted
Against Each Other
- Biennial town elections will be
held Tuesday, May S, in both
Franklin and Highlands.
In- Franklin there is only one
candidate for mayor George B
Patton. the incumbent. In High
lands ' a race is on between W. S.
Davis, incumbent, and T. A. Hines,
A Democratic ticket was named
at a small gathering of members
of that party at the courthouse
here about ten days ago but the
sponsors of the meeting withdrew
the ticket upon the urgent requests
of members of both parties. ' There
seems to be a strong sentiment
here in favor of -nonpartisan elec
tions for town officers.
Following is a copy of the Frank
lin ' ballot, as ; approved by . the
Board of Elections: v
1 1 To vote for a candidate on
this ballot make- an (X) mark in
square at left of his name.
2. Mark, only with a pencil hav
ing black lead. ,
3. Any other' mark or erasure
on this ballot renders it void.
4. If yon tear, deface or wrong
ly mark this .ballot, return it and
5. Vote for Mayor and six Al
dermen. , :
(VOTE FOR SIX)
J. H. FOUTS
J. S. CONLEY
W. B. McGUIRE
M. L. DOWDLE- ,
J. M. MOORE
S. A. MUNDAY
J. B. HENRY
J. E. PERRY
SAM L. FRANKS
J. B. PENDERGRASS
T. W. ANGEL
H . W. ROY CARPENTER ,
J. E. LANCASTER
n E. W. LONG
H' ELIZABETH KELLY
H JOSEPH ASHEAR
There are seven candidates for
membership on the town board in
Highlands. They are J. E. Potts,
; T Marett. J. Jay Smith, J. M
TTnll C. I. Anderson. L. W-. Rice
and M. A. Pierson.
Nineteen permanent pasture dem
onstrations ' have been started in
T.pi" rountv this spring with the
idea of giving impetus to the live
stock industry of the county. '
Sale Set for Monday
A cooperative carlot poultry
ale will be held at the Tal
lulah Fall railway station in
Franklin Monday, May 4, and
at Otto between 10 a, m. and
1" p. m. Tuesday, May 5, it
was announced yesterday by
Fred S. Sloan, county'farm dem
onstration agent Following are
the prices offered:.
Colored Frys ...
Leghorn Frys . . .
Ducks and Stags
Geese ....... V.
Eggs (must be clean) do. 13c
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Five Nurses To Receive
Diplomas from Hospital
Here on Tuesday, May 12
, National Hospital Day will be
observed by Angel Brothers' hos
pital on May 12. This, celebration
is held each year in commemora
tion of the birth of Florence Night
ingale, who was a very important
influence in' the establishing of the
nursing service and the improve
ment of hospital administration.
National Hctspital Day is spon
sored by the American Hospital
assocfation in order to help the
public become better acquainted
with hospitals and in order that
each community may have increas
ed, efficient service. The purpose
of the day is to create good will
between hospitals, and all friends
and former patrons are invited to
Service .Conducted at
St. Agnes Church by" ;
Rev. N. C. Duncan
The Rev. Norvin C. Duncan of
Coolemee arrived in Franklin on
yesterday and held a service at
Agnes Episcopal church last
night. Many friends of the con
gregation, as well as members,
heard Mr. Duncan with much pleas
ure, and enjoyed the service. .
Wednesday afternoon Mr. Dun
can went to Highlands where he
conducted services in the' Church
of the Incarnation.
This morning at 10 o'clock Mr.
Duncan will celebrate the Holy
Communion in St. Agnes church.
While in Franklin Mr. Duncan is
the guest of Mrs. J. W. Catttey
Johnson and her son, B. W. John?
WILL RAISE MORE HAY
Htfy production In Caldwell coun
ty will be increased this summer
due to ereater plantings of soy
beans. More than 300 bushels of
seed beans have been ordered, co
operatively to date.
INCREASES LEPEDEZA CROPS
The area to lespedeza in Orange
county was increased by 100 acres
this "spring and much permanent
pasture seed has been planted, re
ports the farm agent.
2 Prisoners Break Jail;
1 Captured in Mad Chase
WINSTON-SALEM, April 29.-
Announcemcnt of awards in the
Canicl cigarette $50,000 cash prize
contest will be made early in May.
officials of "R. J.- Reynolds Tobac-
m mmoanv annouced this week.
The contest judges and their
staff, who have been carefully
reading the approximately 1.000,000
entries, eported that they, are rap
idly nearing completion of their
work, and that within the next
week ctf. ten days they will be able
Hpfinitelv to set the dates on which
the winners will be announced, andj
prizes awarded. '
The judges are Roy W. Howard,
chairman of the board of the
ScriDps-Howard league of news
an open inspection of the hospital
during the afternoon.
The organization of the hospital
alumnae will. be an event of the
afternoon. In' the evening the
graduating exercises will be held
at the' Baptist church beginning at
8 o'clock. The Rev. A. J. Smith,
pastor of 'the First Baptist church
of Goldsboro, N. C, will deliver
the principal address.
Members of this year's graduat
ing clafs include Misses Mary
Elizabeth Eller, Mommercc, Ga. ;
Ava Marea Russell, Johnson City.
Tenn.; Artie Marie Williamson,
Canton, N. C. ; ' Elitie May Warren,
Cornelia, Ga.; Hazel Evelyn Kitch
ens, Hayesville, N. C.
To Be Here
Macon Man Especially
Interested in Bean
S.. A. Munday has received a
letter from W. L. Richardson,
Macon, Ga., commission man, an
nouncing that he would come to
Franklin the latter part of this
week to look over the farm pro;
duce prospects of Macon county
for this year.
Mr. Richardson already is 'well
known here as a produce buyer,
In a letter to Mr. Munday which
was published in The Press sever
al weeks ago he said he would be
in position this year to do business
on a larger scale than in previous
years. He expressed especial in
terest in the bean crop outlook.
"I will leave here to arrive in
Franklin on Friday night, the first
of May, or will be there early on
the mocning of the second, Mr.
Richardson stated in his most re
cent -letter to Mr. Munday. "1
will appreciate it if you can get
word to the different farmers.'
Mr. Richardson's address is 657
Poplar Street, Macon, Ga.
'Visionless Men To
Be Mr. Ervin's Topic
The Rev. G. Clifton Ervin wil
preach next Sunday morning at the
Methodist church on the theme
"Visionless Men." At the even
ing hour he will preach on the
subject, "Eleventh-Hour Workers."
The Epworth League will meet
at, 7 d. m. at which time Mr,
Ervin will continue his discussions
of "Christian Citizenship." All the
young people of the church are
urged to attend this meeting.
The Sunday ichool will meet as
usual at 9:45 a. m.
papers; Kay bong, president or
the International Magazine com
pany and editor of Cosmopolitan,
and Charles Dana Gibson, the fa
mous artist, who is publisher of
Life magazine. Thirty-eight prizes
will be gven for the best answers
as to how the new cellophane
tnoisture-proof wrappers on Camel
cigarette packages benefit smokers.
The first prize-winner will re
ceive a check for $25,000 from R.
J. Reynolds Tobacco company,
manufacturers of Camel cigarettes.
Awards of $10,000 and $5,000 will
be given to thc second and third
winners. The next five will re
ceive $1,000 each, and the balance
of $5,000 will be distributed among!
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 30,
AT HIGH SCHOOL
Billings and Houk Make
Short Addresses to
Large Group Presented
High School Entrance
Thirty pupils were graduated
from the Franklin high school at
simple exercises held in the school
auditorium last Friday night. The
auditorium was crowded to capacity
by parents, relatives and friends
of the school children.
Brief addresses were made to the
graduates by M.'l). Billings, county
superintendent of schools, and G.
Jloiik, principal of the Franklin
schools. Mr. Houk presented the
diplomas, to the high school grad
uates and Mr. Billings gave high
school entrance certificates . to a
large class of pupils who had pass
ed the statewide examination.
List of Graduates '
Following is a list of the high
school , graduates :
Herbert Bunyan Angel.
Thaddeus Clingman Bryson.
.Virginia Chloe Calloway, Elva
Leona Clark, Richard Conlcy,
Blanche Ella Curtis, John Robert
John Robert , Dalrymple, Luellen
Davis, Ned Dowdle.
Lydia Mary Gibson.
Annie Mae Higdon.
Mary Elizabeth Jacobs, Edna
Lucilc Flora Kimsey, Hazel Kins-
Marie Elba Liner. .
Everett James Mashburn, John
Hodge McCollum, Mildred Moore.
Helen Frances Patton.
Vclma Inez Peek.
Alice Amanda Single, Mary Lou
ise Slagle, Margaret Frances Sny
der, Mary Louise Strainc.
Adeline Elizabeth Teaguc.
Hazel Edith Vinson.
John Lyle Wuldroop,. James Rich
MRS. C. S. BROWN
Mrs. Clarence S. Brown, wife of
the manager of the Scott Griffin
hotel who was seriously injured
two weeks ago in an automobile
accident at Lavonia, Ga., has re
covered sufficiently to be removed
from Dr. S. H. Lylc's hospital to
Mrs. Brown's left arm was brok
en in two places and she suffered
irreatlv from shock when her auto
mobile overturned on a sharp
curve. Although doing as well as
could bcy expected, it will be some
days yet before she. will be able
to leave her bed.
RED CROSS TO
Miss . Pearl Weaver, field sccre
tary of the American Red Cross
for the southwestern counties o
the state, directing drought rehe
and other activities in this section
will visit Franklin Monday, May
4. R. D. Sisk. county chairman
I--.3 called a meeting of the central
committee of ,the -Svicon county
cUpter, and also of the production
committee, for a conference with
Miss Weaver at 1 o'clock Monday,
in the Odd Fellows Hall. All
members of these two committees
arc requested to attend this meet
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Father Sees Crippled
Child Struck by Auto
Dorothy Angel, 9 -year-old
daughter of Earl Angel, is in
Angel Brother' hospital recover
ing from a broken leg suffered
last Friday between 12 and 1
o'clock when she was struck by
an automobile driven by Marie
Palmer, daughter of James
Palmer, near the Franklin
The child, already crippled in
one leg, was walking across the
road when the automobile driven
byi the Palmer girl struck her.
Standing nearby wias the child's
father, who had just brought
her to. school on a mule. He
had been escorting her to school
every day for fear some acci
dent might befall her, but when
the time came he was power
less to help her.
After the accident the little
girl was rushed to the hospital,
where it was 'found that her
right leg had been broken near
the hip. ' She also suffered a
cut on her head. She was re
ported yesterday to be recover
ing as rapidly as could be ex
pected. AT HIGHLANDS
Final Exercises To Open
With Senior Play
Commencement exercises at the
Highlands high school will open
Friday night with presentation of
the senior play, "The Man Who
Left the Farm." The exercises will
continue four days, winding up
with graduation exercises and pres
entation of diplomas Monday night.
The Rev. G. C. McCarty will
preach the commencement sermon
Sunday morning at 11:13 o'clock in
the high school auditorium.
Thirteen students arc candidates
for graduation from the high
school. They are: Ronald Baty,
Eloise Beaty, Eva Potts, Bess
Hines, Hazel Holt, Edison Pickle
simer, Grace Wright, William Cul
bcrtson, Leon Calloway, Robert
Mitchell, ' Zelma Jenkins, Tolhver
Crunkleton, William Potts.
Following is the full program of
the commencement exercises:
Friday Evening, May 1, 8:15
The Man Who Left the Farm
Act I, Scene I. Sitting room in
the farmhouse of the Harberts.
Scene II. Same as Scene I.
Act II in one Scene. The Har
bert sitting room in a Denver
Time: Day before Christmas.
Act III. Scene I. The Wil-
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Ralph Angel Wins Honor
As Champion Rat Catcher
Ralph Angel enjoys the unusual
distinction of being the best pub
lic speaker in the vocational agri
cultural class of 40" boys at the
Franklin high school and aso of
being the champion rat catcpf
Macon county, if not jnflie whole
-As a result Ralph is the proud
possessor of a $2.50 gold piece, to
say nothing of 749 rat tails, about
half of ,them well salted down in
a half gallon fruit jar for future
exhibition. Furthermore, he was
chosen to represent Macon county
at the district meeting of agricul
tural vocational students to be held
During First Day;
New Board Named
Dr. W. A. Rogers Reelected President of Bank and
Dr. S. H. Lyle, Chairman of Board;
H. W. Cabe Again Cashier
CROWD FORCES BANK
AHEAD OF TIME AS
Cabe and Helpers Kept Busy Receiving Money and
Opening New Accounts; Plenty of Cash
Placed in Bank's Vault
The Bank of Franklin has reopened!
After having been closed since December 16, the
bank resumed business Wednesday morning with the
approval of the State Banking Department. There
was such a rush of patrons vieing for the privilege of
making the first deposit that the crowd waiting out
side broke the doors open at 8:53 a. m., seven minutes
ahead of the scheduled time for reopening.
At the close of business for the day new deposits totaled approxi
mately $12,000. Dr. S. 'II. Lyle won the honor of being the first to
make a new deposit, having left a sum of money and and a deposit
slip with Henry Cabe, cashier, the day before.
The reopening was signalized by a long blast of the town fire siien
under special orders of Fire Chief Joseph Ashear. The largest de
posit of the day, it was reported, was made by Mr. Ashear..
Funeral services for Henry
Slagle, 71, well known and highly
respected citizen, who died at his
home on Cartoogechaye last Mon
day evening at 7 o'clock, were held
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the Mt. Zion Methodist church.
The Rev. J. C. Umberger, pastor
of the Macon circuit and Mt. Zion
church, had charge of the services,
assisted by Rev. J. L. Teagiie, of
Prentiss, Rev. J. A. I'laiiagan,
pastor of the Presbyterian church
of Franklin, and Rev. Fred 0.
Dryirian, of Lake Junaluska.
Mr. Slavic's death came after
an illness of about ten years.
He was a mentber of the Mt
Zion Methodist churcW and had
been Tor the past 52 years, was
Widely known, highly respected
and liked by all who knew him.
Active pallbearers were Messrs
Carl , and Bert Slagle, nephews,
Fred, JcSs and Hal Slagle, sons,
Joe Setser, son-in-law.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs,
Maggie Slagle, who was Miss Mag
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in Ashevillc Friday of this week.
Jeff Enloc, Jr., ranr Ralph i
close second in the public speak
ing contest. 'n wiS-fenHT -ftdj
b'Slr stffiool last Friday; but his
closest competitor in the rat catch
ing contest was George McClure
who had the pitifully small collec
tion of 531 rat tails, for which he
was awarded second prize of a
metal chick feeder trough. Charles
Ferguson won third prize, a book
entitled "Action," for turning
372 rat tails.
The effect on the rats of the
county 1 was a decimation to the
extent of 2,000-odd.
the Welfare and Prosperity
of it Good People
$150 PER YEAR
TO OPEN ITS DOORS
FIRE SIREN SOUNDS
All morning the banks office
staff, assisted by Albert H. Blake,
representing the State Banking De
partment, was kept busy receiving
deposits and opening new accounts.
The reopening was accompanied
by a reorganization ot the banks
board of directors. A meeting of
the stockholders was held Tuesday
morning, when the toiiowing board
Dr. S. H. Lyle, G F. Moody,
VV. D. Barnard, W. L. Higdon.
VV. A. Rogers, M. D. Billings. M.
About 50 stockholders or their
proxies attended this meeting. Im
mediately afterwards the new board
f directors met and organized.
The following were elected of-
Dr. VV. A. Rogers, president ; Dr.
. II. Lyle, chairman of the board;
Mi D. Billings, first vice presi-
lent; W. I.. Higdon, second ice .
president; H. W. Cabe, cashier;
L. B. Liner, assistant cashier.
In Good Condition
The bank had been closed for
four and a half months. During
that period it was in the hands
of M. I). Billings, named receiver
by the State Banking Department.
The wave of financial hysteria
which swept over the state' fol
lowing the failure of the Central
Bank and Trust company and the
American National Bank of Ashe-
ville was held responsible for the
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Started by Angels
A two-atory brick building it
to be erected immediately by
the Angel family on the corner
lot on the Public Square oppo
aite the Trotter Corner. The
Angela were not ready to- an
nounce full details of their plant
but they ttated that they would
buiiA"I"S!" ttoreand office
atructur. W& on ife--htSevI
ment oxoavation hat. nearly been
completed and )a shipment of
cement for the foundation is to
be unloaded today. Bricks are
on the way. Zeb Angel, who
is supervising the work, said
he would give jobs to as many
men as possible. He estimated
the building would cost epproxi