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THURSDAY, MARCH 9, ,1939
THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACONIAN
& h s 31 xnnkl in k s s
Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
Matinee 3:30 P. M.
Night Show 7:00 and 9:00
SHOWING FROM 1:30 TO
11 P. M. SATURDAYS
Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson and B. W.
P. F. Callahan
Mrs. C. P. Cabe...
Entered at the Post Office, Franklin, N. C-, as second class matter
One Year .
Obituary notices, cards of thanks, tributes of respect, by individuals,
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.
"Men At Work"
"A hundred wheelbarrows rolling as one !"
Rubber tired wheelbarrows belonging to Uncle
Sam "going places and doing things!" Back of
every wheel is a man and back of him are other
men with picks and shovels. Back of these are the
directing force in the 12th Area offices of the
Works Progress Administration in the Ashear
Building. Back of them is the United States of
A big chapter is thus being written in the history
of Macon county, and every man and woman who
works is helping to write it. The present and future
benefits accruing can be envisioned in the happy
imaginings of people with creative minds, r .
We are reminded of a wise comment of Lady
Astor two years ago when on a visit to the States.
"You all may-be spending money like drunken sail
ors, but you are starting something splendid that
will go on forever."
All over the face of the county on throughfares
and back roads are red, white and blue . WPA
signs and little red flags and a signal "Men At
Work." Within the limits of the town of Franklin
are nearly 200 men widening, improving and build
ing streets and sidewalks. .
Farm-to-market road projects throughout the
county are working 460 men.
A new project is about to begin at Skittle Creek
on the Highlands road a community center, spon
sored by the forest service, employing 75 men over
a period of six months.
Good news has come from Washington that the
Highlands Museum project, sponsored by the town
of Highlands, has been approved; thus marking a
great achievement Over a period of years of a small
group of people Who have created and fostered this
undertaking. When this project comes through,
work will be provided for 65 men over a period of
On every side come expressions of approval and
interest concerning the proposed Community Build
ing for Franklin, waiting for a sponser and a loca
Waiting for jobs are 150 men, now. When will
these be "Men At Work?" -
Spread out along several miles of the Georgia
road, a few miles out of Franklin, are scattered
little homes, a number of new cottages, some mere
cabins all of a modest and a few of even meager
But there is something distinctive that immedi
ately marks this section as different. The interest
of thepasserby is caught here and there by the at
tractive appearence of the houses. We do not know
when or how it came to be called "Blossomtown".
But we can guess why, and are glad that some
body's happy thought supplied this appropriate
name. For, no matter how simple the cottage, each
one is glorified by plantings and flowers and an air
of tidy thrift. Each place is a home where one likes
to think a happy family group abides. On a sunny
day the wash hangs on the lines and children play
in the yards.
There is a budding enterprise along the way that
fits into the picture the beginning of a nursery,
with rows of spruce, junipers, box and other ever
greens: nandina, rhododendron, and many more
shrubs that everybody wants around their houses.
Ploughing is beginning now, and soon the way
farers from Florida will be refreshed by the sigift
of gay spring blossoms along this happy stretch of
Members of the triangular de
bating team gave a debate in
chapel Monday. The question was :
Resolved, That the United States
should, form an alliance with Great
Britain. Jack Tessier and Wilson
Ledford upheld' the affirmative side
of this question, and Eugene Furr
and John Wasilik the negative;
The affirmative team will debate
Robbinsville here on March 31. The
negative team will at the same
time debate Andrews at Andrews.
If both the Franklin" teams win
the debate at both of these places,
they are elgible to try for the Ay
cock cup at Chapel Hill.
These debaters ' displayed ability
and preparation, and the school ex
tends them best wishes for their
success. It will be an honor not
only for the school, but for the
county itself, should they win.
MOUNTAIN ECHO STAFF TO
VISIT ATLANTA JOURNAL
The members of the Mountain
Echo staff are planning a visit to
The. Atlanta Journal Saturday to
see how a large newspaper is put
together. The staff adviser has re
ceived a letter . from The Journal
authorities extending a cordial in
vitation to visit them and express
ing delight over such a visit.
In addition to this educational
project, the students are anticipat
ing much pleasure , from visiting
points of interest in Atlanta and
Among those who will go on this,
trip are : Principal J. R. Wells, Mr.
and Mrs. Shuford, Miss Gilliam,
Lillian Jones, Louise Blaine, Dot
Angel, Virginia Tessier, Elizabetti
Cabe, Mildred Roper, - Chloe Par
rish, Weaver, Shope, Eugene Furr,
George and Mack Patton, Henry
Cabe, Bruce and " Kenneth Bryant
and Brownlow Addington.
The party will stop at the Henry
All expens.es of this trip except
meals will be paid out of money
earned by the Mountain Echo.
The third grade has 22 new, books
for their library. These books were
bought from Follet Publishing com
pany, Chicago 111. Our' books are
about Food, Clothing, Transporta
tion, Paper and Children from Dif
ferent Countries. We are all trying
to read as many library books as
The high school honor roll con
sists of the following students:
Mrs." Stewart's room, Eugene Furr.
Mrs. Macon's room, Doris Corbin,
Hazel Duvall, Cleo Lowe, Modelle
Robinson, Dorothy Lee Morrison,
Mrs. Wells' room,. Louise Blaine
and Lucile Hall.
Mrs. Shuford's room, Henry Cabe.
Miss Gilliam's room, John Wasii
lik, Helen Potts, Doris Werner. ;
Mr. Shuford's room, Jessie, Mag.
Barnard, Virginia Bryant,, Eria Mae
Brendle, Delma Edwards, . Helen
Franks, Christine Huggins, Eugene
Landrum, Ray Tallent. ' '
Post graduates, Alva Dalton
Shelton and Katherine Ray Clark.
We are reading about the people
who help us. We know what the
postman, the conductor, the porter
and the farmer do for us. We call
The second grade entertained
March 8th to
Free Beauty treat
ments hv Mr Rat
Mario Laboratories. Evansville
Ind. For appointment call Mrs.
Upstairs in McCoy Building
Mrs. Brown's fourth grade and a
number of their parents,' Wednes
day morning in a chapel program.
The following program was given:
Story, "Our Flag." . ,
Song, "Flag of America."
Play, "Our First Flag." .
Song, "Many Flags.
Poem, "What the Flag Says."
Stories About Washington. ,
Songs, George Washington.
Story, Abraham Lincoln.
Song, Abraham Lincoln. .
Stories, Benjamin Franklin, Frank
lin D. Roosevelt, Charles A. Lind
bergh, and the Wright Brothers.
Stories, The First Steamboat,
Christopher Columbus. "
Valentine Song. .
' Valentine Story. ,
. Valentine Song.
Our clas.s, has received 20 new
library books. ;These books include
stories of foreign lands, foods,
clothing, transportation, animals
and insects, fuel, and communica
tion. We have enjoyed these books
very much and have found them
very interesting and helpful.
' Maxine Roten.
All 60 freezer lockers in the cold
storage, plant at Golcls.boro have
been filled to capacity by families
residing in the area of that city.
A. L. McLean Co.
FRANKLIN, N. C.
Tin, Sheet Metal Works
Roofing and Guttering.
General Repair Work
We solicit the business of Highlands-and
other sections. Let us
give you an estimate without ob
ligation. Drop us a card.
The suit you have
been wanting is Wait
ing here for you . . .
and you'll save money
over the price you ex
pected to pay.
I if u jr If :
Franklin, N. C.
PROGRAM FOR WEEK
FRIDAY, MARCH 10
Murder in the Movie Colony !
See the Hollywood you never read
"FUGITIVES FOR A
With: FRANK ALBERTSON,
ELEANOR LYNN, ALLAN LANE,
Ala Chapter 11
"HAWK OF THE WILDERNESS"
FRIDAY 11 P. M. AND
SATURDAY, MARCH 11
With: CLAIRE TREVOR, JOHN
WAYNE, ANDY DEVINE, JOHN
CAR RAD I NE, THOMAS MITCH- ,
ELL, LOUISE PLATT, TIM HOLT
Don't miss this picture of. exciting
entertainment. Its a new kind of
picture about the American West.
MON.-TUES., MARCH 13-14
THE ADVENTURES OF
Starring: MICKEY ROONEY
With: WALTER CONNELLY
JO ANN SAYERS
Mickey Rooney will make you young
again ... as he splits open a cat
fish, tells whoppers, and runs into
hair-rising adventures on the Mis
sissippi as Huck Finn did in the
Mark Twain classic. It's Grand !r
WED.-THURS., MARCH 1516
' ERROL FLYNN IN
"THE DAWN PATROL"
BASIL RATHBORNE, DAVID
NIVEN, DONALD CRISP
A stirring drama of war in the air
without a female in sight.
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at Box Office.
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centrating onvsuits. The val
ues are so tremendous, we
know we can afford the space
and the time. They are bound
to sell. Get yours before the