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THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACONIAN
THURSDAY, MAY 21937
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Sta Biirjltlaitits (fflnzmiinxx
Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
VOL. LII . ' , Number 20
Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson and( B. W. Johnson. .. ............. . .Publishers
P. F. Callahan.... .....Managing Editor
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lodges, churches, organizations or societies, will be regarded as adver
tising and inserted at regular classified advertising rates. Such notices
will be marked "adv." in compliance with the postal regulations.
Macon County Minerals
THERE are few areas of similar size in the world
which contain as great variety of mineral pro
ducts as Macon county. Many of these minerals
have not been found in sufficient quantities to jus:
tirv' rpfininrr onr! e t-i J t- n- atif Knf flint Jnni tif
- 7 winiijg, aim oiiiiiiiiL) uui iiiai uucs iiui
mean that the quantity is not here, it only means
that the field has not been thoroughly prospected.
Bulletin No. 74 of the United States Geological
Survey, which was printed in 1891, 46 years ago,
deals entirely' with the minerals of North Carolina,
and up to this day is probably the most compre
hensive and authoritative work on the subject to
This bulletin, prepared by Frederick Augustus
Genth, lists the minerals and their location in
Macon county as follows:
Houston's mine. Muscovite; corundum; talc; tremolite; chlorite;
Lyle's mine. Muscovite ; biotite; kaolinite.
J. Moore's. Chromite ; corundum.
Thorn Mountain mine. Muscovite; biotite; manganese garnet;
ablite; uranochre; zippeite; beryl; pyrrhotite; chalcopyrite.
Cullasaja or Corundum HiH. Corundum in beautiful varieties
crystallized and massive,, and frequently in- part - altered' into-other
minerals; chromite; spinel in crystals and granular; rutile, rare;
diaspore, one specimen only known; drusy quartz and quartz crys
tals; chalcedony; hyalite; enstatite; tremolite; arfvedsonite; chryso
lite; andesite; oligoclase; tourmaline ; talc ; serpentine ; deweylite ;
cerolite; genthite; culsageeite; lucasite; kerrite; maconite ; pennin
ite; prochlorite; willcoxite ; margarite ; anthophyllite; actinolite;
- .- luuswviH., laumuuiiic, aiiiianuiic gamei, yrino-
clase; albite;. biotite. . ,
Near Franklin. Sphalerite ; chalcopyrite ; manaccanite ; wad ; garnet ;
epidote; fibrolite; cyanite; staurolite; kaolinite; rhodochrosite ; cor
undum; pyrite; seven miles south, chromite, chlorite; nine miles
south, chrysolite; liy2 miles south, prochlorite; 14 miles south,
corundum and talc in chrysolite.
Highlands. Bismutite ; beryl.
Haskett's. Limestone quarry; magnetite; corundum, in part altered
into muscovite; tourmaline; calcite; garnet; molybdenite.
Jacob's mine. Corundum; asbestos; tremolite; chrysolite.
Sugarfork River. Chromite ; tremolite; actinolite; asbestos; chrys
olite; garnet; biotite; orthoclase r magnetite; hermatite; eight miles
from Franklin, prochlorite; talc; asbestos. , ,
Nantahala River. Asbestos; talc;' compact limestone; niter; at
mouth of river, orthoclase. '
Tennessee River, beW Franklin. Garnet ; staurolite ; cyanite ; mus
covite; columbite. -
Tibbet's mine. Pleonaste.; zircon. '
mine. Ruby corundum with cyanite.
Gregory Hill. Chrysolite ; anthophyllite ; bronzite ; foliated
prochlorite; asbestos. ' ;
Hall mine. Muscovite; biotite; granular
garnet ; albite. " .
Rocky Face. Garnet ; muscovite ;' biotite.
Jan-et's. Steatite ; chalcedony v fibrous talc.
Potato Knob mine. Muscovite ; biotite.
West's Mills. Psilomeiane.
EUijay Creek. Near Higdon's: corundum:
chromite; magnetite; hematite; garnet; chrysolite.' At Goshen, calcite,
granular; coccolite; graphite; spessartite. . ,
Highlands. Gold ; rose quartz.
Cartoogechaye Creek. Magnetite, at Sloan's.'
Elsewhere. Graphite ; garnet; chalcopyrite; magnetite; hornblende,
23 miles below Franklin; beryl; rose quartz; magnetite; muscovite
and biotite in numerous mica mines; gold and galenite in Cowee
Mica and corundum mining is an old industry
Jjere, the! mica business particularly, as it antedates
the civil war period. Mica is still being mined and
processed to" a considerable extent, and there is
more or less prospecting for paying quantities of
other minerals going on all the time, but so far no
company or individual with sufficient capital to
give the field a thorough going over has appeared.
But With industry constantly expanding and new ,
uses being found for various minerals, and new' in
ventions and formulas calling for minerals hitherto
unused, it is only a question of a little time until the
Macon county field will be fully developed.
Regulate the Barnstormers .
N investigation made by a Press representative
since the fatal biplane crash Monday reveals
the fact that no license fee is collected by the city
or county from the barnstorming aviators who
come here and carr; passengers for hire, and that
there is no statute or regulation permitting or re
quiring the officers of the law to inspect and pass
upon the qualifications of the barnstorming pilots
or the condition of the planes.
The plane" which crashed-Monday and killed a
passenger and the pilot was said to be unlicensed
and condemned and was piloted by a youth of 19
who it is said' was not a licensed pilot.
It would seem that some measures should be
taken which would prevent a repetition of this de
plorable accident, and there are many opinions as
to what those measures should be. A prohibitory
license of something like five hundred dollars per
day could be imposed on barnstorming fliers, which
would keep them out of the county entirely, or a
moderate license could be fixed with a. provision
that any pilot expecting to fly in the county be
required to stibw a current license accompanied by
photograph, and that a license for the plane as a
passenger: carrier, certified by the commerce de
partment of the United States, be displayed.
Air crashes cannot be avoided altogether any
more than automobile wrecks, but proper regula
tion will cut down the toll of death and injury
caused by flying coffins and incompetent pilots.
EDITED BY MR.S. T C. HARBISON
ROADSIDE TAVERN BEING
BUILT ON LAKE SHORE
HIGHLANDS. May 19. Con
struction of The Dugout, heralded
by its owners, L. G Appley and
Dinty Dennis, as the super road
side tavern, was started with a
large crew of laborers during the
last week.. The Dugout is located
on the Highlands-Franklin federal
highway, two miles from the center
of Highlands and on the shore of
Lake Sequoia. The building is
under, the supervision of Joe, .Webb.
prominent Highlands contractor.
To be built of oak and hemlock
lumber, the tavern will be 40 by 80
feet, an area 40 by 60 being used
for a square dancing floor over
looking the lake. The remainder of
the building will be a restaurant
which its owners state will be
built to grade A specifications. In
this division will be featured a 30
foot rustic bar to match the gener
al rustic and log siding plan of the
building where wines and beer on
draft will be featured. General con
fections with tourist supplies also
will be offered while the restaurant
with a short order menu, will head
line fried chicken and steaks -day
and night. The materials and labor
for this modern, and what promises
to be the best recreation center of
its kind in this area, are being pro
vided by vMacon county dealers.
Fronted by a spacious double
driveway, The Dugout will include
an up-to-minute filling station at
the upper end of the property to
make it a one-stop station. The
station will feature American Oil
company products with Amoco gas
oline, D. B. Darby, prominent Wal
halla distributor personally approv
ing the new development and of
fering additional assurance the
most modern and unique center of
its kind would be offered resident
and tourist trade. .
The beautiful lake shore property,
long a popular picnic and swimming
center for residents and vacationists
in the Highlands district, will be
beautified with a large 'boat dock
and swim landing. Bath houses, a
springboard into 18 feet of water
and neighboring rustic nooks and
beauty centers among the extensive
dogwood, hemlock and pine growth
offered, will be a part of this
Present plans call for the formal
opening of The Dugout early in
June with a square dance schedule
of three times each week or Mon
day, s Wednesday and Saturday
nights. For the opening, the own
ers are now completing plans for
the visit of several national and
district radio star musicians and
Mr. Appley is widely known in
Macon county, having established
a residence in Highlands more than
five years ago and in recent years,
operating the Highlands Lodge for
boys. Mr. Dennis, a summer resi
dent of the Highlands and Cashiers
district for the last four years, is
prominent as sports editor of The
Miami Herald. The wide associa
tion and contacts of these two men
promises to provide a background
which will attract sports and busi
ness leaders on vacation from
Miami to New York.
NEW TOWN OFFICERS
W. P. Pierson 'was appointed
town clerk and tax collector by the
fayor and Board of Commissioners
at their meeting last Friday eve
ning. Mr. Pierson succeeds Mr. J.
E. Potts as clerk and tax collector.
Other offices -were filled as fol
lows: C. E. Mitchell succeeded F.
B. Cook as treasurer; W. A. Hays,
electrician, succeeded Tudor N.
Hall. Paul Seay was reappointed
policeman. Mrs. T. C. Harbison is
not working in the town office, but
no one has been appointed to fill
GUY PAUL WINS CASH
AWARD AS SPEAKER
, Guy Warren Paul, Jrl, won the
cash award presented at the gradu
ation exercises at Highlands high
school last week as the best speak
er an the program. The subject of
his talk was 'The Assets of High
lands." The other two speakers
were Marion Day Garris, and Sarah
First grade Edna Norton, Dollie
Wilson, Dorylas Picklesimer, Thel
ma Webb, Catherine Webb, .Doris
Speed,. Mary Gibson, Ann, Ander
son, Herbert Johnson, Sam Joe Ful
ton. . Second grade Doris Hedden,
Mack Neely, Evelyn Phillips, Wil
liam Henry, Jessie Dendy.
Third grade Maxine Evitt. Dora
Hedden, Angela Anderson, Eliza
beth Talley, Johnny Gibson.
Fourth grade Nancv Potts. Freda
Lee Mincy, Maxie Lee Wright.
' Fifth grade Edna Phillips. Marie
Houston, Helena Speed.
Sixth grade Jessie Potti. Mar
garet Rogers, Blanche Wilson, Mal
Seventh grade Felicia Mae Ed
wards, Mildred Littleton, Victor
High school. Pecev Thompson.
Sarah Thompson. Marian Dav.
Margie Waller, Jessie Keener.
Dr. Jessie Z. Moreland
Highlands, N. C.
Sso&nd floor. Anderson's Drug Store
ly located In RtUigh, N. C
Good Cream Brings
Farmer More Money
The price a creamery can pay a
. . , 1 ,1 . 1!!
to a large extent Dy tne condition
of the cream at the time it is de
The condition of the cream de
termines the quality of butter
which can be made, and the better
the butter, the higher a price it
John A. Arey, extension dairy
specialist at State college, has
pointed out some of the things a
farmer can do to make sure the
cream will reach the creamery in
good condition : 1
Clean the udder and hands
thoroughly before milking. Milk
in a clean place, and keep all uten
sils scrupulously clean.
Immediately after milking, take
the milk to the barn and run it
through the separator with the
1.1 Caul N 9UCW aujuaiwu iu
cream testing 35 to 40 per cent
Cream containing this percentage
of fat' will keep in good condition
longer than if the fat content is'
As soon as it is separated, place
the cream in a cooling tank filled
with cold water and keep it cool
until it leaves the farm. Use two
cans, one for fresh cream and one
for cold cream of previous separa
Immediately after using the sepa
rator and other milk vessels, wash
them in warm water containing an
alkali washing powder. Then scald
them in boiling water and set them
in the sunshine to dry.
In summer cream should be de
livered' to the creamery at least
twice a week. Wet bags wrapped
around the. cream cans will help
keep them cool until they reach the
Don't store cream in' a place
where it will absorb unpleasant
Pisgah Forest Sportsmen
Having Good Sport
Sportsmen who fish in the
streams in the Pisgah national for
est of North Carolina this spnng
are finding that . scientific "fish
management" pays. These streams
on the Pisgah opened on May .7,
and have yielded a fine, catch to .
H. E. Oschner, forest supervisor
of the Pisgah .national forest, an
nounced that out of 19 fishermen
who came to try their luck in the
Sherwood forest area, more than
nan naa ineir limit, oi 13 itsn, ana
practically an had a nice string.
The successful fishing is the re
sult of an agreement between the
U. S. forest service and wildlife
officials of the state of North Car
olina whereby these streams were
closed all last . year and heavily
siocKea witn iingerung trout. '
In addition to regular state li
cense, a special permit is neressary
for fishing in these streams. These
permits, and full information co'n
ceVning open dates and streams,
may be secured from supervisor
Oschner at Asheville, or state game
and fish commissioner', John D.
Chalk, at Raleigh. -
NOTICE OF SALE OF
PUBLIC SCHOOL PROPERTY
The Patton School Property, con
sisting of two acres of land and a
three room building will be offered
for sale at public auction at the
Courthouse door in Franklin, N. C,
at 12 o'clock, noon, Saturday, June
19, 1937, by a representative of the
County Board of Education. The
terms of the sale will be one half
cash down and the balance payable
in two equal installments, due in
six and twelve months secured by
deed of trust on the propeYty. JThe
County Board of Education re--serves
the right to reject any and
This May 18, 1937.
M. D. BILLINGS, Secy.
The County Board of Education
for Macon County
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HORN'S SHOE SHOP SAYS
WE ARE STILL MENDING
In any weather,
Both cold or hot,
We use good leather
Which saves a lot.
HORN'S SHOE SHOP
Box 212 Troy F. Horn