VOL L, NO. 24
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1935
$150 PER YEAR
Scores of Cottages Occu
pied; Numerous In
Numbers of inquiries are being
received by the Highlands chamber
of commerce asking about the com
munity, its assets, accommodations
and amusements. Many of these
inquiries are from Florida, but there
are numbers from other states as
Each Saturday marks the com
ing of more week-end visitors to
both hotels and summer cottages.
There were 72 guests at Hotel Ed
wards Sunday; most of them mem
bers of a garden club from Laur
ens, S. C, who were making a
tour of Highlands and vicinity to
see the flaming azalea and moun
tain laurel in bloom. Other hotels
also had many guests registered.
Among guests at Highlands Coun
try Club was Miss Mary Rogers,
well known in golf circles.
Summer cabins in Webbmont
were well filled over the week
end. Among those who occupied
their cabins there were David Wat
son and guests ; Mrs. A. D. Little
and family, Major and Mrs. Slater;
Mrs. Roy Hill and family, and
Occupying summer homes here
now are Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Esk
rigg, New Orleans, La.; Miss M.
D. Warren, NeW York and Cali
fornia; Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Sloan,
New Orleans; Mr. and Mrs. H.
M. Bascom, New York City; Miss
Catherine Cranston and guests,
Augusta, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. S. N.
Evins, Atlanta; Mr. and Mrs. J. S.
Floyd, Atlanta; Mr. and Mrs. Ray
mond Kline, Atlanta; Mrs. F. W.
Altstaetter, Savannah; Mr. and
Mrs. L. G. Apply, Coral Gables,
Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Blanch
ard, Sarasota, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs,
J. G. Grosenbacher, Apopka, Fla.;
Mrs. L. W. Childs, Atlanta; Miss
L. B. Crammer, Atlanta; Miss Roh
alie Howell, New York City; Miss
M. J. Crosby, family and guest,
San Mateo, Fla.; Mrs. H. P. Dye
and family, West Palm Beach,
Fla.; Mrs. 0. E. Young and fam
ily, West Palm Beach; Mrs. Hen
ry G. Evans, Birmingham, Ala.;
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hager, Sr.,
Miami, Fla.; Mrs. H. C. Hetzel
and family, Charleston, S. C. ; Mr.
and Mrs. Scott Hudson, Atlanta;
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Smith, Lexing
ton, Ky. ; Mrs. Hampton Perry,
Charleston, S. C; Mr. and Mrs.
Robert "Bobby" Jones, Atlanta;
Mrs. K. R. Lummus and guests,
Atlanta; William Lippincott, Clem
son College, S. G; Mrs. Harry Mc
Call, New Orleans; Mrs. M. McA.
Martin, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mr. and
Mrs. R. R. King, Anderson, S. C;
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Monroe, New
Orleans; Mr. and Mrs. H. G
Moore, Atlanta; Mrs. W. H. Nolli
man and guest Sebring, Fla.; Mr.
and Mrs. E. r. Roberts, Atlanta;
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Stringer, An
derson, S. C; Mrs. W. W. Sulli
van, Anderson, S. C, and family;
and many others.
Highlands Young People
Members of the Young People's
Christian Endeavor society of the
Highlands Presbyterian church en
joyed a picnic Thursday night of
last week at The Bower, overlook
ing Horse Cove. A truck conveyed
the young people part of the way.
Supper was eaten by a large camp
fire and marshmallows toasted.
From the Bowery the lights of
Walhalla are seen beyond the blue
line of the Mountains. The Chris
tian Endeavor society is an active
organization, meeting every Sun
day night at the Presbyterian
church with an average attendance
of about 25. Miss Estelle Ed
wards is president.
"T. F." ToPut New
Coaches In Service
Encouraged by improvement in
passenger traffic, the Tallulah Falls
Railway company plans to put on
two new cars Sunday, replacing
rickety old coaches which have
been in service as long as the mem
ory of old residents runneth.
One of the new coaches will be
for passengers exclusively and the
other will serve as a baggage, mail
and express car. Both cars, ac-,
cording to an announcement by
H. L. Brewer, general manager of
the line under the receivership of
J. F. Gray, have steel undernames
and are reinforced with steel
throughout. The coach seats 76
passengers, has vestibule ends and
is equal to the equipment in opera
tion on a number of large lines.
The cars have been painted Tus
can red with gold leaf lettering.
"This equipment," Mr. Brewer
commented, "is by far the most
modern and safest that has ever
been operated in passenger service
on the Tallulah Falls railway, and
we hope that passenger business
will be greatly stimulated when the
public realizes just what is being
offered in comfort and safety of
Distinguished Naval Of
ficer In Hospital Here
Admiral Newton Alexander Mc
Cully, who underwent an operation
at Angel Hospital at 9 o'clock Wed
nesday morning, was reported
Thursday to be "doing as well as
could be expected."
Dr. Furman Angel, who perform
ed the operation, said the admiral
stood it remarkably and manifested
unusual courage. Shortly after the
operation, the surgeon said, Admiral
McCully picked up a newspaper
and began reading just as if noth
ing had happened.
Admiral McCully, who is 67 years
old, is a former commander of the
Atlantic fleet, one of the navy's
most distinguished officers. He
was retiredTrom-active duty July
1, 1931. He arrivrrtiTrHighlands
Tuesday from St. Augustine, Fla.,
to spend the summer. Becoming
ill, he summoned Dr. Angel Wed
nesday morning. An immediate
operation was deemed necessary.
Dr. Angel said the admiral receiv
ed this information of his condition
with utter stoicism, replying: "All
right, I am ready."
Legion To Hold
Meeting Monday Night
There will be a meeting of the
Macon County Post of the Ameri
can Legion at the court house at
8 o'clock Monday night, according
to an announcement by Alfred R.
Karling. He urged that all legion
naires and ex-service men in the
Sam Cunningham Dies;
Sam Cunningham, 67, farmer of
the Clark's Chapel section, died at
7:40 o'clock Wednesday night at
Angel hospital several days after
an operation. The funeral is to
be conducted at 10 o'clock Friday
morning at the Clark's Chapel
Methodist church by the Rev. E.
R. Eller, pastor of the Franklin
Baptist church, and the Rev. J. A.
Flanagan, pastor of the Franklin
Mr. Cunningham was well known
throughout the county. He was a
member of the Clark's Chapel
Surviving are Mr. Cunningham's
widow, two daughters, Miss Essie
Cunningham, of Franklin, and Mrs.
J. B. Sherrill, of Asheville, and
seven sons, Walter and Carl Cun
ningham, of Waynesville; Paul
Cunningham, of Rainbow Springs ;
Fred Cunningham, of Baltimore,
Md.; Roy, Bill and Henry Cun
ningham, of Franklin.
6,000 Books Circulated
By Library in 26 Months
More than 6,000 books have been
circulated by the Franklin Library
since it was reopened 26 months
ago, according to a recent report
by Mrs. J. A. Ordway, who series
as librarian without pay, keeping
the library open each Saturday af
ternoon from 2 to 5 o'clock.
During this period, Mrs. Ordway
said, only six volumes had been
lost, although many others had
been nearly worn out with constant
"Children especially," she said
"merit praise for the care they
bestOw on worn favorites. Not one
book has been wantoly injured by
"Had it not been for FERA
funds last summer, which enabled
us to repair several hundred vol
umes, a large number of our books
would, by now have fallen to
Eight rural school teachers, the
librarian said, have found the li
brary useful by providing pupils
with supplementary reading ma
terial for special study programs
The library also has proved a
boon to inmates of the state prison
North Carolina Symphony
Orchestra To Play
There July 17
The North Carolina Symphony
orchestra, under the musical direc
tion of Lamar Stringfield, will open
its second summer season in Ashe
ville this year with a gala per
formance Tuesday evening, June
18, at the Lee H. Edwards high
school auditorium on McDowell
Arrangement for a series of 18
concerts in Asheville during the
summer season were made by the
concert management and a local
symphony committee, with Joseph
Dave, as chairman. Mrs. W. H.
Davis, president of the Saturday
Music club, is general chairman of
a committee of 100 leaders in an
intensive ticket drive which began
This is of special interest in
this locality since the North Caro
lina symphony orchestra will pre
sent a concert at Western Caro
lina State Teachers college at Cul
lowhee as the feature event of its
annual summer school commence
ment on July 17.
Arrangements for the commence
ment concert were made this week
by Mrs. Mary Graves Monteith,
field manager of the orchestra, and
Dr. H. T. Hunter, president of Cul
lowhee college. W. A. Potter is
director of music at the college.
The concert will be presented in
the beautiful amphitheatre of the
college. The stage on which the
orchestra will play is decked in a
natural setting of laurel, rhododen
dron and wild honeysuckle. The
concert has been planned to be
played in the moonlight.
By - special request Conductor
Stringfield will play a flute solo
on the program. Mr. Stringfield is
one of the most brilliant flutists
in the country. He has conducted
America's leading symphony or
chestras. As a composer he won
the coveted Pulitzer prize for his
celebrated sutie, "From the South
John W.Edwards Honored
By Odd Fellows
John W. Edwards, formerly of
Franklin, has been appointed dis
trict deputy grand master, Inde
pendent Order of Odd Fellows, for
the district comprising Macon,
Cherokee and Graham counties.
camp near Franklin. Scores of
books from the library have been
circulated among the prisoners,
some of whom have shown their
appreciation by gifts of books to
Recently the library has had a
number of additional books put on
its shelves through purchases, most
ly of new fiction, and a gift by
Mrs. S. H. Lyle of 197 volumes
from the library of the late Dr.
Lyle. The latter gift brought the
total number of books in the li
brary to 2,050 (duplicates of Vic
torian fiction and some very old
reference volumes not included.)
The library's greatest need, Mrs.
Ordway said, is for recent books
of poetry, biography, history, tra
vel, fiction and, she added with
emphasis, children's books.
For a while the library was
faced with a problem of shelving,
but this was recently solved by
the construction of new shelves
with lumber supplied by J. E. Lan
caster. A report on the library's ac
tivities for the past year shows a
total membership of 167, of whom
64 were children. Operations ex
penses amounted to about $50.
Schedule Is Changed
With view to improvement of
mail delivery service for the pat
rons of the Etna postoffice, the
following changes in the carrier's
schedule have been announced by
postal authorities in Washington
The carrier will continue leaving
the Franklin postoffice at 7 a. m.
as heretofore, but after the carrier
arrives at West's Mill, on his r
turn from a side trip to Leather
man, he will leave West's Mill for
Etna at 11:45 a. m., one hour ear
lier than on the previous schedule.
He will then leave Etna at 12 :20,
and West's Mill at 12:30, on his
return trip to Franklin. This will
make it possible for outgoing mail
to be posted from Franklin more
promptly than in the past. Patrons
of the Etna and West's Mill post
offices are advised to keep these
changes in the carrier's schedule
in mind and to do their mailing at
least one hour earlier than the
carrier's former departing time.
RAY TO HEAD
S. W. Black Elected State
Councilor at Meeting
J. Frank Ray, Franklin attorney,
was elected president of the 20th
judicial district bar association for
the ensuing year at a meeting of
the association at Robbinsville
Monday night. Attending the meet
ing from Franklin were Mr. Ray,
,R. D. Sisk, G. L. Ho.uk, Harley R.
Cabe and Mrs. Lassie Kelly Cun
ningham. S. W. Black, of Bryson City, was
reelected state councilor for the
district for a four-year term to
serve on the executive council of
the state bar association. T. C.
Gray, of Hayesville, was elected
vice president of the district as
sociation and G. L. Houk, of
Franklin, secretary and treasurer.
Aquone Ball Team
Defeats Andrews Nine
The second nine from Andrews
played baseball with the second
nine from Rainbow Springs on our
local grounds June 1. The score
was in favor of Rainbow Springs'
second team by 17 to 2.
IN AUTO CRASH
Companion Escapes Injury
In Two Accidents
Forest Hoilman, 22, of Franklin
is in Angel hospital suffering from
a punctured lung received in one
of two automobile accidents Mon
day afternoon. Davis Reece, a
companion, miraculously escaped
injury in both accidents.
The first accident was reported
to have occurred in the Savannah
section of Jackson county. Hoil
man, accompanied by Reece, had
gone there to buy a fighting cock
and the two were returning
home, the cock in the rumble seat.
The car overturned, but neither
the car .nor the occupants suffered
any serious damage.
. Crash into Pole
The men succeeded in righting
the car and returned to Franklin.
Instead of coming through town
on Main street, they turned right
on Riverview street. Near the home
of J. T. Moore on Lake Emory the
car struck an electric line pole.
Reece, who was thrown clear of
the car, sustained no serious in
juries. Hoilman, it developed lat
er, suffered internal injuries. He
was not knocked unconscious, how
ever, and at first thought his in
juries were not serious.
He was brought to his home and,
at the insistence of his mother, was
taken to Angel hospital by his
brother, Terrell Hoilman. At the
hospital he at first declined to
undergo an operation, but later
submitted. It was found that one
of his lungs had been punctured.
He was reported Thursday to be
resting as well as could be expect
The fighting cock sustained a
broken wing in one of the acci
dents. Satulah Club Plans
To Build Club House
Plans for the erection of a club
house by the Satulah club, High
lands civic organization, were dis
cussed at the club's June meeting
held recently at the Hotel Edwards.
A site for the clubhouse was re
cently donated by the town of
Highlands near the school audi
torium. When the clubhouse is
built, according to present plans, it
will provide an indoor gymnasium
for the Highlands school. .
The Satulah club, of which Mrs.
J. A. Hines is president, has a
membership of 40,
Moves into New Quarters
The Franklin Chevrolet company
moved this week from the Franks
building on Main street into new
quarters, the tile and stucco build
ing on Palmer street formerly oc
cupied by the Henry-Angel Motor
Inn. W. C. Burrell, manager of
the Chevrolet agency and owner
of the building, said he was con
templating the addition of a sec
ond story for storage purposes.
Funeral Held for
Mrs. G. R. McPherson, 73
Mrs. G. R. McPherson, 73 years
and ten months old, died at her
home at Morrison on the Georgia
road at 12:40 p. m. Wednesday.
She had suffered from paralysis
for some time.
Funeral services were conducted
at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at
the Morrison Presbyterian church
by the pastor, the Rev. J. A. Flan
agan. Surviving Mrs. McPherson are
her husband, six sons and1 two