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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1924.
FRANKLIN TO GET
Over $100,000 Already Sub
scribed for Power Plant
; and Mill Citizens Hold an
The 'most enthusiastic meeting ever
held in rranklin, and one whose r
suits are destined to be of great beiir
cfit to Franklin and Macon Couny,
was held at the Juitaluska Inn last
Friday night. At this meeting over
$100,000 was subscribed 'toward build
ing a power dam and cotton- mill to
n Franklin. If every man
in tinw iy will contriDute nis mite
there seemsrto be jro doubt that both
projects I will' go ovejy the top by a
good margin r.v- "'
The proposed dam across the Little
Tennessee will : develop 1,500 horse
power, ;The cotton mill will consume
not more than 300 horse power, leav
ing 1,200 horse power for sale to oth--,er
manufacturing enterprises, which
iV& , anticipated, will soon locate
here. -Inquiries , have already been
receive-d from parties who desire to
locate a chair factory, handle factory
and toy factory. Upon completion of
the dam Franklin will have all the
necessary requisites for such manu
facturing establishments, namely, raw
material, cheap power, an intelligent
.class of labor, adequate transporta
tion facilitie and the 'finest climate
on earth. ,
' The cotton mill alone will increase
the population of Franklin by 500 in-'
Xjiabitants. ..Within tne next two
years, provided; all present plans go
through, the population of Franklin
will be at least 2,500. As the, town
growsl so will the county. Mr. W. A.
"' HarriB, of Rutherfordtpn, an expert
in hi line who was present at the
meeting states that when the foun
tation of the cotton mill is laid, prop
erty, values in Franklin will increase
from 25 to 50 per cent. The value of
farm lands will also go up, since it' is
obvious that real estate near the
larger, centers of population is more
Valuable than elsewhere. k
' Each citizen in Macon County will
tiej-i"! an opportunity to scbscribe
ax"tion which will
Arable as Ma-
om 15 to' 40
f .the leading
irclcs of the
fit in regard to
by others who
e operation, of
Importance . than
things incident to
of this enterprise
t It means :
the host of young
ho are daily leav-
the1 farmers of pro-
have to be marketed
living here, more money
mere business gener-
means a way to dispose
,4 youhave'to sell, whether it
arm 'products,, land, timber pro
mts br labor. ' , ' .'.' , 1
A ''pay, roll for wbch we have been
k-1- jjast balf century.
y-ng cise-, me
aon of a num-
this sort in Ma-
dLURE MEANS: . ,
, which would otherwise
driven to other-towns
iey are going somewhere)
: Practically no newcomers, but our
own young men and women contin
uing to leave in increasing numbers.
Property Valuations at a standstill
or. lowered, which inevitably means
higher rate of taxation.
Our spirit of progress crushed Our
This is not a fairy story, but a
realityan enterprise which will
transform Macon County from the
poorest'xounty in. the State from th
standpoint of per capita wealth, into
a hustling, bustling, progressive com
munity. Nor will some fairy with
her magic wand cause this enterprise
to spring into being over night.' Nor
is outside capital going to do it." It
is going to take dollars, hard, iron
men, without which business cannot
function. And "Bill" is not going to
put this money up for us to reap the
benefit of.aVE ARE GOING TODO
IT OURSELVES. .'. .
The war was won because every
man was willing to do his bit. And
at that crucial moment , every 'man,
woman and child in Macon County
respofrtfecTreadily. Macon County is
now facing' a crisis .which she has
neier faced before the point where
she will cither begin to grow in the
real sense of the word, or start down
hill into a stale of decline and decay.
Which will she do? It is up to YOU,
ME. ALL OF US, EACH OF US, to
give the answer. This -vthing can
only be put across by every man "do
ing his bit. If we will do that, our
success is assured.
To your guns, ye citizens of Macon 1
Success lies before us! Let us not
meet defeat on account of sleeping
on the field of battle!
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The Annual Communication
of Grand Lodge Comes to
. a Close J. LeGrande Ev
erett Heads Body.
Raleigh. N. C, Ian. 17. With the
installation, of Grand Master J. Le
Grande Everett and the other elect
ed and appointive officers, the Grand
Lodge, of North Carolina Masons
brought its 137th annual communica-
''klfcfWon tion to a close today.
lhed-the citi-T An important action of the session
. cotton mills was the increasing of the assessment
ot, grand lodge purposes from the
40,000 Miasons in the state from $U50
the year to $2.50; TThfs action fol
lowed. the reStrnt of Past Grand Mas
ter A. B. Andrews, of Raleigh, ad'
vising a budget of $125j00O for the
new'.year to meet increasing demands
from Masonic institutions. Last
year's budget was $94,000 and for 1924
a budget of $128,000 was finally
adopted. '. ' ' - '
The following officers in line for
elective chairs were appointed to
day by the new Gran Master: '
R. G. Dunn, Enfield, senior grand
deacon; J. Iv Rchm, NewBerrr, jun
ior grand deacon,; A. J. Harris, Hen
derson, grand marshal; E. W. Tim
berlake, Jr., Wake Forest, grand
sword bearer; J., J. Wtnbern, Ma
rion, grand steward ; H. C. Alexan
der, Charotte, grand steward. ; ,
"People in Glas3 Houses."
The lady was'attired in the height
of fashion,, and as she was1 strutting
through the rrain street of the vil
lage, : contempt for her' lowly sur
roundings' was written, on every line
of ; her face. Suddenly she caught
eight of a, small" boy, and she' stif
fened with anger. ; The. bov was a
L ragam.uffin, .and he was, carrying a
bird s hest full of eggs.
"You're . a very bad boy "V she
snapped without any hesitation.... "A
very bad 4 boy ! How could you rob
the nest?" she continued. "No doubt
the poor mother bird is still grieving
over her loss."
"Not, she, mum!" came the sharp
reply. "Shes part of your.hatl" ..
NQW IN BUSINESS
Macon County Farmers Fed
eration Is Now Operating
Warehouse With Mr. J. A.
Porter in Charge. S
On. the morning of January 14th,
the Board of Directors of the Macon
County Farmers' Federation' met and
appointed Mr. Jas. A. ' Porter Busi
ness Manager. The- question of a
location for a warehouse was dis
cussed and Mr, Porter was instructed
to purchase the stock "of groceries of
Mr. S. A.' Munday atjd to lease his
store room, warehouse, barn and
five-arce lot.' It did not take Mr.
Porter long to close the trade. ; Be
fore night the job of taking stock
was almost completed and Mr. Por
ter was doing business for the Fed
eration. Mr. Porter needs no introduction
to Macon County farmers and with
his experience and business judgment
we predict a bright future for this
new method of the farmer in under
taking to carry on his business trans
actions in a business way.
. So soon as Mr.' Porter can get
coops, cases, etc., he will be able to
ship poultry and eggs. Before bring
ing him any farm product it will be
well for the farmer to find out
whether or not he is ready to handle
it for you. 1 .,
Macon County farmers have long
needed; this institution to handle their
farm products in a co-operative way.
Its success will .depend upon the
manner in which 'the farmer stands
by it and supports it. In the past the
farmer has produced only enough for
his home use for the reason that
there was no market for 'any surplus.
Now by co-operating, a surplus can
safely be produced and be marketed
in car load lots. ......
The convenience of having farm
supplies kept in stock where he
Jcnows he can get thein will be a
great convenience to the farmer of
this section. """ '
The farmer's patronage is solicited
and expecfed whether or not he owns
stock in the organization. If he has
no stock he should see Mr. Porter at
once and get a share or more, so that
he can get his share of profits on the
SOME KNOW DETAILS
OF CARING FOR CAR
L"Do It Yourself Knowledge Legs
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How about tracing out trouble in
the electrical circuits in your car, or
correcting the.timingof the motor, or
grinding the valves? Could you do
these. things, if. either were necessary
in ah 'emergency?:
Most garage men, and they are in
position to know, believe that you are
to be congratulaed on. your knowl
edge if you are one of the old-fashioned
lew who can do any of these
thiiigs. v" "",", "V y;" "
The long- and short of it seems to
be that the substantial construction of
.the car and its parts and the' fre
quency of .service stations makes all
this' "do it yourself' knowledge
superfluous;'. The up-to-date driver,
hutcai ot loading up his memory with
i.' mass of 'details, remembers only a
few items cf routine care things that
he must do to keep the car running
snooihly and continuously.- It .is this
soi.t of information that the industry
has made popular.
, Hardly a day goes by in any garage
or service station viihotl their noting
the effect of the educational. work that
has been doney the accessory manu
facturers and Car builders during the
pastlfew years. The storge battery
hi' pai'acular has'recci.ved an unusual
arcoukfcllUentioni , , '
IV "ttle doubt that the
crnrt loot nf WIo
ot tne man
r to keep
The Floyds Please Big
' Audience at Court House
The Lyceum number Saturday night
was a distinct success. The attrac
ion proved one of the bfst; ever seen
here, and if the remaining, number
measures up to "The -Floyds" it will
be a. winner. The Piedmont Bureau
may well feel proud of "The Floyds"
and shpuld use them in every course
they book. Nothing better coifrqbe
found to advance the sale of tickets.
It is a program that makes people
talk, think and wonder. .
The program Tsegan with a piano
solo by Albert M. Heilman, one of
America's truly great pianists. Then
"Floyd," the magician, who has
toured, the world and is world-famous
as a wizard, entertained for forty
five minutes with the most skillful
modern magic, followed by "Mohala,"
a mind reader of more than ordinary
ability. Her work is along new lines,
is unlike other so-called mediums and
proves highly instructive as.-well as
most entertaining. Mr. Heliman again
played, a brilliant solo. The program
was brought to a close by "The
Floyds" with a baffling illusion, in
which Mrs. Floyd was substituted for
her husband in the locked trunk.
The Court House was crowded, and
the concensus of opinion was that
this entertainment was a splendid
success, The remaining number of
the course is from the same agency,
which should a guarantee of its
excellence. It is hoped that "The
Floyds" will return in the future,
when they would draw a crowded
house, as they made many' friends
while here byxtheir genial manner and
BEATS THE STORM
Carried to New York in Gale,
Vessel Rides to Port With
the Wind Crew Kept the
Ship Under Control.
Lakehurst, N.J.Jan. 17. The Shen
andoah, largest airship in the world,
poked hjr nose into her hangar at
the. naval air station at 4:24 o'clock
this morning after completing the
most remarkable flight a ship of her
type 'ever ma.de. The flight was a
fight against the most stubborn ele
ment of nature, a wind that blew at
72 miles an hour a-t times. This gale
twisted the giant craft from her
towering mooring mast at 6:22 o'clock
last night and swept her on a mad
chase up the Atlantic coast to Staten
Island, New York City, where Cap
tain Anton Heinen, in command,
turned her nose into the teeth of the
storm and maneuvered her back to
her port. .
Not a man. in her crew of 22 was
injured, not a man was downhearted.
Each declareu if was the" finest trip
he had ever made and each was loud
in his praise of the navy's, pride.
They took it as a joke and won the
envy of their fellow mates who had
watched them drift away into the
The ship lay in Tier hangar like a
naughty schoolboy whose - -truancy
had brought him ill luck.. Her nose
was1 battered and she was somewhat
scratched- up.' 'A . hasty inspection
showed that her trout castellsr gas
bag.?; had collapsed when she was
torn away l y the wnd.
The cohering of her upper fin had
been stripped oft and wrapped awifld
the rudder, making the craft difficult
to steer, while there wassli'ght dam
age to her otcr ccvcring.'the mater
ial being rent nearly up to her nose. '
Captain I (cLien, who saw the Shen
andoah built ajut who has tried-out
more thai J0O otheraircraft on their
maiden voyages, said after he landed
that-without a doubt the navy craSt
was the strongest constructed ship of
her type ever made. " .
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A MASS MEETING
AT COURT HOUSE
Will Be Held to Discuss the
Power Plant and Cotton
Mill-All Citizens Are In
vited to Attend.
A great mass meeting will be held
at the Court House in Franklirt on
Tuesday, January 29th, 1924 at 2
o'clock P. M. The purpose of this
meeting is to discuss the building of
a power dam across the Little Ten
nessee and the erection" oniPtotton
mill at Franklin. Other projects of
intense interest to Macon County and
to Franklin will also be discussed at
this meeting. Speakers will explain,,
the benefits of theabove mentioned
projects to this county and stress
the importance of close co-operation
between county and town necessary
to the attainment of complete suc
cess. For yeart Macon County has
been at a standstill. We have reached
the point now where we must either
succeed or fail. ,
For instance: Do you know
That Macon' County has less per
sonal property per inhabitant than
any other county in the State?
That the, population of Macon
County is decreasing?
That Macon County is 95 years old
and is still a back number?
That w.e can't expect outsiders td
develop our county if .we do nothing
That we are down and will stay
down,until each citizen quits waiting
for "George" to do it?
That where there is one citizen of
the county who is trying to start it
oh the road to success there are ten
others who, with smug complacency,
declare it can't be dbne '
That North Carolina is progressing
in spite of Macon County?
That your son and daughter on .
reaching maturity are leaving this
backward county and going to other
counties . where the citizenship is
awake and where better opportune
ties are offered?
That Macon County has Rip Van
Winkle skinned 75 years in the length
of their respective naps?
On the other hand: Do you know
That, paradoxically, Macon. County
has the best class of citizens of any
county in the State?
That the dormant resources of the
county will make it the richest county
in the State when properly devel
That numerous manufacturing
plants in the county will double the
value of farm lands and town, real
estate and reduce taxation?
That Macon County must and can
go forward? Otherwise we will con
tinue to sit idly by arid watch other
and more progressive counties in this
section reap the natural heritage
which is ours. ; ,
A fy' men of. Macon County have
been trying for the past two years,
in the face of every discouragement,
to build a power dam. The crisis- is
now here. The next 60 days will see
succtss or Macon County will drop
back into oblivion forever.' Pro
vided all citizens will help to the ex
tent 'of their abilftic v great . things
are in store for Mace County in the
near future. EVER' "10DY is. in
vited to the mass mee .'. ig.:' Come and
get an ear full. ' -..
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A wedding of unusual interest to
the people of this community was
that of Miss Effie Patterson and Mr.
Oden Pcnland, which took place last
Saturday, Rev. John Baty officiatittg.
We extend to the young couple our
heartiest congratulations for a long
and happy life.
Mr. and Mr. dira Wood, fronv
Kyle, were vbiting 'in this section
last wek end. , 1 '
Rev. Jchn Uaty preached at Flat
P.apMsr:-churh. ljst Saturday and
Sunday. - - ' - - ,'''.
Mr. and Mrs. Grovcr Johnson an-,
nounce' the arrival'of a girl on Jan
uary 6th. -' - ' -
Miss Lillie Penland, from Franklin,
spent the last week end with home