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(Newspaper Meni bit No. 6297.)
Gathered From Copies of
' Papers Published in Years
Now Gone -By;
The following items are clipped
from The Franklin Press 'for March
20 At' that time the paper was
published -by Mr. V. A. Curtis, who
was publisher of 'the Tress until his
death in 1910. ,
Mr W. J. Zachary, of Cashiers,
was in town Tuesday, v
11 r. Th'os. S. Siler, of Waynesville,
was in town last Satyr-day.
Mr It. G. Trotter started his new
steam jaw-will last Friday. . ,
Mr. T. C. Cunningha m, of Dillsboro,
"was h town Monday. A .
Me'-:fi'f. W. K. joh.i--.lon and A. b.
Bryson.wcfc at heme a few dajT the
.past week; , ' ". ',',.. '
Mr. F. H. "Busbee. ot Raleigh, was
in town over .Sunday, the guest -ot
Hon. K. Kiia-'-- . .
Mr. I. J. Aslte has planted some
maple: shade trees in .front of his
handsome dwelling. . ' v
K. L. Porter is transforming the
windows of his store room into an
elegant green-house, .
The weather turned suddenly cold
last .Saturday' evening and snow felt
during -.the night.. S'vb'g us a . hard
froze the severest -,ve have had..
Rev. V. II. Cooper, of Jackson
Countv. has. been on a visit to his
two daughters ...ho are, attending
' Fra-nklin High School, during the
Mr. J. G. Siler is putting. up a new
grist mill' near Dr; C. "P. Gaston's
residence, which, will be quite con
venience .for many of 1 our citizens
Dr, C. D. Smith left home last week
to visit the French. Broad Valley o
examine-some mineral property. What
the Doctor don't know about : min
erals is not worth. much .study.
W. A. Winburn, of Ashcville,. A. J.
Reeves, of Waynesville, and Felix
. .Lcatherwood, of Webster, have been
paying their, respects to Franklin
within the past week. . '
Prof, J. Cavana-fh. of Indiana, a
deaf mute, gave quite a creditable
. entertainment in the Ourt House last
Friday nightr:Tb: weather " was very
.unfavorable -so as to prevent a large
a tendance. The ?rof. stands high as
a pantdminist, and .uses. sign, lan
guage very impressively. v.
"How far is it?" is the first ques
tion the prospective buyer asks of
the real estate man who wants to
show him i suburban home or a farm.
. He doesn't want to know, how far
it is in miles, however. He wants to
know in minutes or ; hours. "It is
thirty minutes , from the cogjier of
Main and State Streets" tells the
.story.. 'Tt is-seven 'miles out" does
not! For "seven miles", may mean
seventy minutes, if the road is poor,
whereas "thirty minutes" is definite.
A man . has only so much. time to
spend.. He can not add to the' num
ber of minutes in a day, or the num
ber of days in his life. : Therefore, he
wants' to use as few of his minutes in
non-productive, unnecessary, and.un-
profitable-effort as possible.. , ,;
It is for this reason he wants, .to
know the distance , from his new
home and his otiice or business -in
terms of time. And it is for this
reason he wants to locate on a good
road! for only the good road con cut
down his time, without increasing his
cost! The railroad can serve only a
limited number of suburban -towns on
anv one line, and its trains can run
onlv so often. He must waste time
waiting for them, going to and from
them at both ends, suit his conven
ience to the schedule. With the good
road he makes his own schedule, of
ten beats the traiu'as to speed, and
always beats it . in convenience in
leaving home, getting into his con
veyance, and getting out' at or close
to his place, of business.
The good road plus the motor is
translated in terms of time, and not
distance, because it is time we have
to spend, and time, in which we have
to live; it is only the amount of time
consumed which counts, and not the
mere number of feet or miles trav
eled in that time.
Notice and Call of Demo
cratic Precinct Meetings
And County Convention
The Democratic Precinct Meetings
in each precinct for Macon County
are hereby called to meet at each
voting precinct H each 'township on
Saturday, April '5tlv. 192-1, at Z o'clock
P, M., the object being to elect dele
gates to the Cov.nty Convention.
: The Democratic County Convention
is hereby called to meet April 12th,
at .noon, at the Court House in
..Franklin.' the obiect of said Conven-
't ion being to ekct delegates to the-
Stale. Convent on which convenes in
Raleigh, N. C, on the 17th day of
,,Aprit, at noon, . i
The precinct meetings .should not
overlook this call and should send
delegates to the County Convention
on the 12th ot April so that all
,lhc precincts may be represented at
the County Convention. .
' , A. W. HORN,
Chairman 'Democratic Executive
Committee, .Macon' County. A4-2t
lady Says She Suffered from a
j Burning Sensation, Headache,
Dizziness, Until She Took
' Black-Draught. ,
An AU"Purpsc Truck At A UcmarUabloPrico
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One-Ton Truck chassis provide a complete all-purpose haulage unit
at the remarkably low price of $490.
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designed to withstand severe usage in a wide range of industries.
Generous loading space, four feet by seven feet two inches, permits
easy handling of capacity loads and provision is also made for
mounting of canopy top or screen sides.
Experienced drivers appreciate the weather-prooi ieatures oi tne
steel cab, which is fitted with renewable door-opening curtains.
"V Detroit, Michigan "
See the Nearest Authorized Ford Dealer
CARS - TRUCKS TRACTORS
' Signal, Miss. "For a year or longer
1 had indigestion, and had.it bad,
,vsavs Mrs. E. S. Holman. of this place.
"''Everything: I ate hurt nie."I would
have turning in my stomach and
smothering spells, and after meals feel
vight dizzy. My head would begin to
ixhe, and I would want to lie down,
' tut felt I couldn't for I would smother,
i "Unless one has had such trouble,
Ihey don't know what it is. I was
talking to a neighbor one day and told
her how I had been affected. She
(old me it was indigestion and to try
I31ack-Draught, which I did. I took a
few large doses and then a pinch af te,r
neals, and for fully four months now
I haven't had indigestion, i eat wnai
tver I please and when I please, but
Jceep up the Black-Draught just an
When you have a feeling of discom
fort after meals, try the suggestion
"r.bove. Thousands of people have
found that Black-Draught promotes
relief in indigestion by stimulating the
.liver and stomach to perform their
' normal, functions. " v.
Insist on Thedlord's, tne or. y genu
(no. P.-.1H ovprvwne.re. .
"The Nation, indeed, has no busi
ness 'helping' States build roads;
road building, is for the State and the
The sentence is quoted from, a con
temporary. We should, perhaps, be
journalistically polite and say "es
teemed contemporary," only we can
not esteem any paper Which states
as an ariom a concept not proved or
of common knowledge.
'' Why has the Nation "no business
helping States?" Why is road build
ing "for the State and county?" Who
ordained that the National Govern
ment, which is all of us; should not
help several groups of us. which are
the States, to solve their problem?
Who made the law that the Nation
shouldn't build .its own roads? .
There is much question in many
. . . , i .Mil... r u j
minds as to tne-aavisammy ui .r en
teral aid for road building; whether
the .policy of the Nation aiding the
States to build roads will work, in the
long run, to any. better advantage
than that. of the Mates aiding the
counties to build roads, is . yet to be
demonstrated. But we can see no
reason for saying the Nation "Irs no
business to do so, it it is us uesi
judgment that it should.
As for road building being properly
a State or county function, the gov
ernment, lias'", already ' made rail and
water transportation a matter of
national concern. The .Nation, not the
States, subsidized,, the first transcon
tinental railroads, to get them built.
The Nation, not the States, improves
our waterways. The Nation, not the
Stftes built the Panama Canal. The
g.re;(t beauty spots of the continent
are national, not state, parks, liail-rnad-i.
watefwavs. Panama Canal,
- ' i r..
parks.," are for the Nation, .built hy or
witbTthe-assistance" of ' the Nation.
Transportation and"' some of its ob-
iectiv.es are national concerns. Why
eliminate roads from the list?
That this - Nation wjll tvcntur.lly
build a national system of national
hitrhwavs is as inevitable as was the
canal, -'it ''is ...merely a question of
when, aryl how with "where" more
easily-determined than : either of the
ofhefs. But' the "when" is not so
hard: to answer; the United States of
America will build, own, control and
forever maintain, it's have trunk line
system, of national highways, thus
bringing good ' roads evety where,
when, and not until when, the people
nt the United Mates demand it.
And. if. there is any truth in signs
tp;i.t cemand is now being made ana
more ;.nd more strongly every year.
1 lfaile West of Franklin.
Pure Bred White Leghorn Eggs,
D. W. Young Strain, $1.50 per
setting of 15 Guaranteed to be
Fresh and 807c Fertile.
D. Robert Davis, Franklin, N. C.
rid your systemof Catarrh or Deafness
caused by Catarrh. ,
Sold by dnzgists for oyer 40 years
F. J. CHENEY St CO., Toledo, Ohio
JOME may come and some may go " but. I am
always on the job to fill your prescriptions
just as I have for years past.
FRANK T. SMITH
Established 1877 and still on the job and' going strong.
BUY SHOES WHILE THE PRICE IS RIGHT.
During, the ncxt'6 days wc arc going to sell our stock of
Children's Shoes at rock bottom prices. .... ' . V"
Also Men's and Ladies' Winter., Shqjcs at a pfice that, everyone
xl a new pair. .. ' ,.. v, .,, . .-.r.
See that the label on your
paper is dated in advance, if
ycu want the Press, to con
tinue cotrJng to your heme.
Come and let' us show. you.
Children's Shoes at :;'...!...$l.flO arid ;up
Ladies' Shoes at :...-....:..::.:.:..::$2.00 and up
Men's Shoes at $2.35 and "lip;
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Phone 85 - '
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