North Carolina Newspapers

Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
, At Franklin, North Carolina
' . Telephone No. 24
Number 30
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Happy is he whose hope is in tbe Lord his God. I'sahns 146:5.
The heart that is truly happy never grows old. Anonymous. -
A Word of Appreciation
PRESSappreciates the many favorable com
ments that have come our. way on last week's
Summer Souvenir edition. Conscious of many
omissions due to Jack of time and other limita
tions, we wish; to express the hope that the next
special edition will more completely cover the
We wish to thank all contributors, especially
our advertisers, whose liberality made the edition
possible. .
Mars and Morals
QN Thursday night the eyes of the telescopes of
the world will be turned upon the red planet
Mars in the southeastern heavens.
JVIore than usually brilliant,, this, fourth planet in
order of distance from the sun, and just beyond
the earth, approaches nearer than will occur for
another 15 years, being only 36,030,000 miles dis
tant. The power of modern telescopes1 has been
unable to discover any proof to the supposition
that beings similar to ourselves inhabit our neigh
bor planet; although the thin, frigid atmosphere
is said to be sufficient to sustain some forms of
plant and animal life. At least it has been proven
by the fairly recent radio skit of the WPA drama
tist, Orson Welles, that there were a lot of people
scared out of their wits when told that an army
of Martians were landing in the general vicinity
of New York.
The near-conjunction of this imaginary, in
vasion recounted in so realistic a manner through
the medium of the ether and the present proximity
.of the planet Mars have furnished opportunity for
many .timely moralizings by columnists and edi
tors during the . last few weeks. For, with the
nearness of Mars, the celestial namesake of Mars,
the god of terrestial wars there is symbolized the
present fear that possesses the men who inhabit
this planet.
There has been brought to our minds by
astronomers the not impossible eventuality that
some stray missile from the hi hp micrrir lilt, nnr
frail craft, thereby settling swiftly and permanent
ly all international differences. Perhaps if this
same stupid world could see its bickerings in re
lation to a wider sphere of the cosmos, these dif
ferences might be seen in truer proportion and set-.
( tied in the light of mutual understanding. Other
wise, in case of worldwide conflict and destruc
tion, it appears that it would be just as well if a
comet should hit us.
trip and often express a desire to visit Shenandoah
and Smoky Mountain national parks, going south
via one "route and returning by some' other way.
An excellent circuit is through" Gettysburg to the
Skyline Drive which leads through Shenandoah
National Park ; thence to Natural Bridge and Roa
noke, Va., and Knoxville,. Tenn. ;' crossing Sniokv
Mountain National Park, Asheville and other pop
ular resort towns of North Carolina are reached.
From this point a desirable route is east across the
state and north to Richmond, Ya., and Washing--'
ton, D. C, for return to New York. The distance
is approximately 2.000 miles and could be covered
by automobile with driving ease in the time speci
fied above." .
. Reference is made to the large number of in
quiries 1 received concerning, vacation information
by the Travel Bureau at the New York office at
45 Broadway. The Bureau furnishes information
of transportation facilities with illustrated book
lets descriptive of historic and scenic, points which
are supplied by the North Carolina Department of
Conservation and Development.
We note that the Nantahala region is not men
tioned in this publicity, which is another instance
of the loss to this section of possible tourist travel,
arid to many travelers the delight of the scenery,
that they might enjoy. Many tourists who. from
time to time just happen-" to iind themselves in
this section, usally by wandering off the Great
Smokies route, express surprise that thev had not
heard of so beautiful a country. . 1
Copies of the "Summer Souvenir" edition have
been sent to both the state and national bureaus,
it is hoped that full1 information and illustrated
booklets may soon, be furnished to guide the tide
of travel into the Nantahala Forest. .
Martha Webster Alden, a descent
dant of John and Priscilla Alden,
the eighth generation; down.
A large gathering of interested
people attended the laymen's ser
vice at the Baptist church last
Sunday night. Mr. R. K. King,
who' had . chartre of the program.
introduced Mr Ienn kire nr.onii-
ju'iit attorney of Anderson, S. C,
who gave the principal address ot
the evening, chosing as his text
the 3.7th- Psalm. There were splen
did talks .bv other visitors as well
as by the home folks.
The congregational singing was
enjoyed by all present and the
meeting voted a great success.
Highlands Highlights
Highlands Presbyterian Church
Rev, R. B. DuPree, Pastor
10:15 a. m. Church school.
11 a. tn. Worship.
8 p. in. Christian Endeavor.
Highlands Methodist Church
Rev. W. F. Beadle, Pastor
10 a. in. Church school.
11 a. ni. Worship.
6 p. rn. Junior league.
8 p.' m. Worship.
Highlands Baptist Church
Rev. J. G. Benfield, Pastor
10 a. in. Sunday school.
11 a. in. Sermon.
7 p. ni. B. T. U
8 p. m. Sermon. -.'
"Picturesque Recreational State"
Vf ARE indebted to a recent editorial in The
1 : News-Herald of Morganton for calling our
attention to a nation-wide hews release of the
United States Travel Bureau, a division of the
United States Department of Interior, describing
North Carolina as a "Picturesque Recreational
following excerpts are quoted from this
t, 5 publicity of the national government that
should be a potent influence in directing travel to
the state :
"Probably no state is better situated with re
spect to climatic conditions or possessed of a great
er variety and extent of natural resources, scenery
and similar factors than the "Old North State."
Excellent ocean beaches, a wide coastal plain and
mighty mountain ranges spread over an area the
length of which is more than 500 miles between
"Cape Hatteras on the east and the Tennessee bor
der on the west. Within this state the tourist en
joys the advantages which are derived from driv
ing over splendid highways which lead through di
versified and picturesque countrysides., North
Carolina was early in developing modern highways.
The state is replete with points of historical
interest. The name, Carolina, was originally given
to that country by Charles IX of France and was
later retained out of compliment to Charles II of
England. Subsequently the territory was divided
into North and South Carolina.
"Many vacationists living in the North have
only ten days or two weeks in which to enjoy a
Church of the Incarnation
Rev. Frank Bloxham, Rector
11 a. m. Morning prayer and
Service conducted by the Rev.
John C. Grainger, of Lincolnton.
The Hudson Library association
will hold its annual meeting next
Thursday, August 3, at the home
of Miss Mary J. Crosby. At this
meeting officer, ' will be elected
for the coming year.
. This Association sponsored a
movie. The Citadel last vv'prk. net
ting $17.15, and a food sale and
otner benefits are now being plan
ned for the library.
New officers for the Baptist
Sunday school are Guy Paul, Sr.,
superintendent; YV, A. Hays, as
sistant superintendent; A. B. Potts
and Floyd Rogers, secretaries;
Thad D. Smith, men's Bible class;
Mm. M. A. I'ierson, women's
Bible class; Guy Paul, Jr., young
men's class; Mrs. Lawrence Hicks,
young women's class; Mrs. W. A.
Hays, intermediate girls; , Mrs.
Carl II. Zoellner, junior girls;
Mrs. Thad D, Smith, junion boys;
Mrs. O. F. Summer, primaries;
Majorie Henry,, beginners. Mr,s.
A. B. Potts was appointed treneral
'assistant teacher.
In a fast game Sunday afternoon
Highlands first baseball team de
fcated the Anderson, S. C, team
with a score of 6 to 5. A second
game was beuun with Gtenvilln
but was rained out at the fourth
inning with a score of 8 to 4 in
tavor ot the local team.
Highlands' second team was
beaten bv 1 Tolly. Snriiiis with a
score ot 0 to 5 at Hoi v Springs
Next i Sunday s came promises
plenty of excitement when the
local team will play the summer
visitors, beginning about 2 o clock
in the afternoon. This should he
a great game as there arc also a
nuniDcr oi good players among the
vacationists here. .
The Parent-Teacher Association
U' sponsoring a movie, ."Goodbye
Mr. Chips" at the School Theatre
next Monday and Ttiesdav flu
August 1, the theatre is begin
ning three matinees a week
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Snndavs
at 3:30 o'clock for white people
only, and "Goodbye Mr. Chips"
will be shown in the afternoon
as well as at night next Tuesday.
1 lie Baptist Traininir Union has
changed the date of its anniml
election of officers from October
to July, and an impressive lighted
candle service was used to iimiall
the following new officers:
Guy Paul. Tr.. director;
Curl ton Cleaveland. associate di
rector; Mrs. J. G. Benfield, sec
retary; Mrs. Carl H Zoellner. in
termediate leader: Mr. Th:.,1 1)
Smith, junior le-adi'r; Mrs. Law
rence Hicks, assistant iunior lead
er; Mrs. If. S. Talley, story hour;
Mis,' Marie Neclv. tii.-inist- f W
Reese and Guy Paul, Jr.', 'choristers.
A familiar figure in and about
Highlands for the 'past several
months is Hugo Stronumiller
owner and Operator of the Wav-
side Nursery, Biltmore, ' who has
been busy planning and carrvinu
out decorative garden . schemes at
the nearly completed home of C.
V. lain water, atoo little Yellow
Mr. Strongmillcr expects to com
plete landscaping of the Rainwater
estate .within a week or two at
which time he will return to. his
home. However, he evnerts to
make periodical returns to High
lands from time to time to 1 main
tain the extensive gardens at the
mountain home. Known from coast
io coast .as .an artist in his line,
Mr. Strongmillcr' has landscaped
some of the most outstanding
estates in. Western North Carolina.
At Triccmont Terrace is a very
prominent young lady, little Miss
Jeanne Allison, age 11 years, of
Miami, Fla., who takes leading
parts in Juvenile theatre programs
over WK.AI. at Miami Uearh.
She also plays every Sunday in
Pelican Pouch program over
Jeanne was awarded second
place for her performance in
hxcursion" plaved bv Federal
theatre players at Miami, Fla.
Thomas Swain, father of Mrs.
Louis Edwards of Highlands
killed instantly last Thursday when
the car in which he wat rirtinrr
collided with a loggincr truck near
Vienna, Ga.. as the Swains wr
returning to their home in Pine-
hurst from a fishing trip llidintr
vvitlr Mr. Swain at the time of the
accident were his wife and daugh
ter, and the daughter's mother-in-
law. Mrs. Swain was faiallv in-.
jurcd and died last Mondav.' The
daughter and her mother -in-law
who were seriously injured are in
Oglethorpe hospital at Macon, Ga.,
with only a slight chance of re
Guests of Miss Marguerite Rav
enel last week were her nephew,
Dr. William JJuane, a noted neu
rologist, and his ,friend, Lee Allen,
of Philadelphia. Dr. Duane is also
one of the founder, of the High
lands .Museum and Biological Lab
oratory, and visited both 'while
here. He is especially interested in
me laboratory and the splendid
work beinLr carried on there this
summer, bringing down a number
oi tish tanks for the laboratory
which the workers have found verv
useful for their aquatic specimens.
-Mr. and Mrs. W.' A. Havs en
tertained their recent guests, Mr
and Airs. C. J. Goodman, of Char
.:tc with a picnic .supper at
Limsule Lake. Mr. Hays and Mr.
Lioodman were roommates at North
Carolina State college and mem
bers ot the Hawaiian Music club
Mrs. A. ,J. Salinas, of Augusta,
arrived last week and is occupying
ner beautitut home, Kalallanta, for
an indefinite stay. She has as her
guest her cousin, Arthur de
v aughn, also of Augusta.
Mrs. Robert E. Buck of Char
lotto,- her son and daughter, Mr.
;U Mrs. Robert E. Buck Jr..
.1 ' j-;
uieir two .sons, Kobert and Charles,
have leased the G. W M arett
house on Spring street for the re
mainder of the season. Another
son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
H. T. Buck, and son Harold, of
Columbus, Ga.. were week-end
guests of Airs. Buck. Mrs. H. T.
Buck will return later for a long
er stay. This is the Bucks' first
visit 4o Highlands and thev are
quite charmed with the place.
rieretotore their .summers have
been spent in Vermont.
Other "first" visitors uho were
charmed with Highlands were Mr.
and Mrs. M. L. Haines, of .Miami,
Ma.,, who spent the. oast week
with Dr. and Mrs. A. U HarolH
at their home on the Franklin
road. FYom here Mr. and Mrs.
Haines went on to Carmel and
Indianapolis, Ind.. .to visit their
daughter and Mrs. Haines' brother.
Mr. and Mrs. John Gerstner and
Mrs. Suerer of Miami, were' also
guests of the Harolds over the
.George Saussy. Tr.. Timmv Perrv
and Lamb Perry returned Tuesday
irom a. snort visit to Columbia
and Charleston, S. C.
J. R. Alobley of Atlanta has
leased the H. W. Barnes summer
home on the Walhalla road for
the month of August. Mr. Mobley's
daughter, Mrs. Sims Bray, also of
Atlanta, and other members of the
family will be with him durinir the
Dr. L. D. Little f Tlinmnc;i1
Ga., arrived last week to snenH
some time with his family who are
vacationing at their summer home
in Webbmont.
Mr. and Mrs. I. H '
Nashville, Tenn., are at their
home, Clermont, on Sa.tulah moun
tain, and have as their mieita
Mrs. Smith's uncle and two aunts,
Mr. and Mrs. Hen
of Mullins, S. C, and Mrs. R. B.
James, of Danville, Va.
Mrs. Dan Conklin of Atlanta Ic
spending this WCf'lf with lir
mother, Mrs. H. Clay Moore, at
ner Home at the Country rii.K
Week-end guests of Mrs. Moore
were Mrs. Charles Conklin- and
Mrs. L. L. Latham of Atlanta.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Harris Drew
of Palm Beach, Fla., are occupy
ing tne ur. james L. Armstrong
cottage on Cullasaja drive. Mr.
Drew is attorney for the city of
Palm Beach.
Mrs. II. ' R. Hanson who has
been occupying the Sisson sum
mer cottage, Stepping-stones, will
return to her home in Atlanta on
the 29th. and Mrs na
of Birmingham, Ala., will occupy
" (..nidge ior the month of
Visiting Mr.-and Mrs. Frank B.
Cook last week were Mrs.' Cook's
mother, Mrs. J. R. Holbrook, and
her four daughters of Birming
ham, Ala. The Holbrooks will visit
another, daughter and sister in
Wilmington before returning to
their hoirie in Alabania.
Highlands priie winners in the
contests at the official opening of
Cliffside lake last Saturday were:
swimming, Miss Mada Lee Geor
gia; tree estimating, Miss Anne
Hetzel; and horseshoe pitching,
Rev. W. F. Beadle.
The many Highlands friends of
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hentz are
sympathizing with them in the
death of Mrs, Hentz' mother' in
Mullins, S. C, last Thursday.
Miss Frances Wiley has return
ed to Baltimore, Md., after a
three weeks' visit with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Wiley.
Miss Wiley is: taking the nurses'
training course at Franklin square
hospital, Baltimore.
Editor Pres,s: For 30 vcars
we've thought we'd ' take The
Franklin Press, but neglected it
until Mrs. Minnie Cabe was get
ting subscriptions for a relative
who had entered the Baby Derby.
We have received two conies
and sure do like the paper, but
sorry to learn of so many old
friends passing on. ' .
1 was in Western North Caro
lina and Georgia last fall1, and
have been thinking I'd write for
your paper if you d like to hear
from the Macon county folks in
the great Evergreen state.
The 9th of July Mr.s. Thad
Lewis and 1 entertained with a
family reunion in honor of Roscoe
Henson and Will Carpenter, of
Seattle. Mrs. Lewis and Mrs Mel-
drum Bates are the daughters of
M. N. and ames Lonn. Maudie
and Pearlie as they used to cll
us. Henson and Carpenter were
pupils in Franklin school and
considered good debaters, Henson
is a son of lohn and Lizzie Hen-
Son and Carpenter is a son of
Rass and Henrietta Carpenter.
Mix Thomas' family were dinner
guests and also lim Rabv We- en.
joyed recalling bveone childhood
days around old Coweta Baptist
cnurch and Franklin.
Mr. Rabv likes Washington and
we hope likes it well enough to
niake it his home. ' '
Mr. Raby. Tom Lone anrl Mr
and Mrs. Bates sang for Mr. Char
lie Mallonee Sunday and he sure
did enjoy hearing old Jim again.
Mr. Mallonee is confined to his
room most of . the time.
Olen Cabe is in Darrincton hos
pital with a cut knee.
Urother Mix Thorhas and friends
here are very glad to learn that
Air. John Thomas is improving.
Mrs. Alaude Bates.
Darrington, Wash.
Can persuasion be used tr. an
appreciable degree as a means of
suppressing crime and drunkenass?
Can it be so used as to get pay
ing results for monev an,l fW
put. into it?
We answer emuhaticallv "Veo it
can." We base our ;.nc,.,,
limited experimentations and dem
onstrations through a nerioH rf K
years. Our Moral Wei
plan heads off major crimes with
out prosecution. We w,., :
and know. With our prepared
u"" we can tell you how to do
it for yourselves. We think there
is no better plan than this to sun.
press crime and work for
------ isvsut; VI J
GEO. W. SEAY, Promoter
By rotatiner h
son clover, W. P. Bennett, a unit
demonstration farmer of Celo in
Yancey county, has increased his
corn yield each year for the past
several years.
To promote more interest in bet
ter seed and livestock, Ashe coun
ty wil hold an agricultural fair
this fall with approximately $1,000
in cash and
offered a, prizes.
FOR SALE: NW Combination
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Mirror Ltko Highland, N. C.
' Mr,?, Martha Crosby, of San
Mateo, Fla.,' affectionately known
to her friends as "(irandma", pass
ed licr 98lh birthday anniversary
very happily at the Crosby sum
mer home on Fifth sircet last
Thursday. A number of close
friends and neighbors called dur
ing the 'day to extend congratula
tions and to leave candy and
flowers, while a number of others
who did not call sent congratula
tions and tokens of rememberance.
Mrs. Cro,by is the former Miss
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