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FRANKLIN N C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 1925.
KiflSIEEg OF TiMiy COLLEGE TOE
"vltv" Aim i nn a 111. adirA
mm OF TRADE
TO IIEET IIONPAY
All Citizens, as Well as the
niemucrs ui iuc uuaiu ui
Trade Are Urged to be
The Board of Trade will meet in
the court house at 2:P. M. Monday.
January 5th, for the purpose of elect
ing officers for the . ensuing year.
This meeting is not confined' tc
present members of the Board of
Trade. All who have interest of the
town at heart, both male and female
arc urged to attend. '
The need for a Board of Trade in
Frankln is greater now than ever be
fore. Heretofore the " citizens of
Franklin, with the exception of a very
few-, have been indifferent toward this
organization. These few have beA
able to keep the Board - of Trade
going inspiTe of the indifference of
the otheis. However, it is not expect
ed that, these public spirited men can
or will continue to bear this burden
alone. If the citizens of Franklin
want Board of Trade they must
fhoWlome evidences of interest.
v One constantly hears the query:
fwnai nas tne coara ui muc uiwn
Read the report of the Secretary on
his page and familiarize yourself
with what was accomplished in 1924.
Come to the court house 'January
5th. Don't remain away with the
ivnprtation that George will bear
Macon County is Defendant
in Federal Court Here
The board of commisioners of Ma
con county were defendants in a suit
quashed in federal court before Judge
E. Yates Webb in which the sum of
8 Wl .Q7 and interest ' from eaTly in
1916 was involved. George A. Eyer,
of New York, purchaser of bonds or
tp issued in 1915 bv the Franklin
township,- Macon county highway,
commission, is the plaintiff. The
statute of limitations was invoked bv
th defense to kill the case.
The general assembly of 1913 pass
ed an act empowering the Franklin
hlffhwav commission - to
build and repair certain roads apd"?
this hnHv entered into an agreemlit
ic caiH with T. R. Gibson to do thu
hnildinef and reoainne at a
price of $1086.55. The . work wasi
completed and the township commit-
tee accepted tne roaas anu icuuLt-cj
four bonds, or notes, in payment, jwrj
Gibson then sold the
notes to Vtf f
The case was like mo't of
heard in federal court, sotlH
complicated. In 1921 ztt tof
rnad rommissions in Macon
.were aDonsneu . uy a icki3ii
and the duties then fell upon
county commissioners. But in
the road commissions were--6
treated and eiven charge in the.
ious townships, so in the action fw
underway here the defendants, m
missioners. assert they are nofthe
nrooer parties. Greensboro ; wily
Recorder. - T ' : ) jJ
Attorneys A. W. Horn and J.", rank
Ray Jr. represented Macon ;unty
in this litigation. ' ,' '
A Fable For Builders'
certain town, not over a hundred
miles from almost anywhere, Uuilt.a
wooden hoose for a woman ard her
children. , He built the chim.fcy of
brick because he had to do so. The
was able to stand alone, so he did tiot
"have to prop it with wood. Rut the
floors of the house would noit stay
up without props. The goodcti7n
saved a dollar by using the rl
as a support for the doors.
led the ends of the floor joisv
into the bricks of the chimnv
then covered hp the job and,
j ana ,
The v rains fell and the
in thp Hmnst Tiihliral nmnti
ter came after its usual faslf i
chimney settled a little and
a tiny crack. j
One morning the woman
with fire all about here, L
to get her children. If shej
no one ever knew it. The gf
who built the house was t
ed for manslaughter. IE
buildins other houses of
kind for other women and
lie makes his Hiving by iC
al Fire Protection Associate
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At Urt'ive Christmas, Tree
At ot. Agnes cmircH
Oh' Christmas Evening the ; me
bers of St. Agnes SundaySchool were
made exceedingly' happy, by a visit
from Santa Claus. , . 1 1
Tlie children were expecting, Shi-
ta, to come and had been preparing
fm- him. learning .Christmas Carols
recitations, readings etc. .;.-
Also a wonderful Christmas ; Tree
air decorated and glazing with light
from many candle,' awaitea mm,
Lone before the appointed hour
the children .begin to gather around
loo cine for old Santa to come. They
did not have hng to wait; for, the
exercises bega promptly at seven
o'clock and Santa f came ngnt on
time. . . '"' L ,
Thp S;inprlntcnclft ot tne su'iaay
srhnnl. ' Mr. R. DJ Sisk, ' began the
exercises ivith a slort talk in yhich
he stressed the vfue of such exer
cises. Htfthen ton ot the growtn ot
thp Sunrfiy Schoffl How iin '.at little
more th-M a year! time it had grown
fronia memberslfp of three ;pupils
to a membership! if fortyj six pupils.
Mr. Sist emphafl Jed that; he did no
want thi Sundajschol to be built up
a-V the txpense il any other Church
but he did wanffevery boy and girl
who wire not fi-eady a meqiber of
some Sunday Sf idol to; come to the
Suis;School i here he assured them
they wuld recS ie" a heartly welcome
from Aftr.-' his talk-Mn Sisk an
n6uncd the pf gram as folloAvs:
Hynn HarUj iThe Herald Angels
Sing.-?School.f ' !' j.
Pra 'er--by I c Rector.
' Rectation I I five little girls.
. -i t t. . c:
mas I mn v.irgic oinmiuns,
SimolI, Jlargaret Baldwin,
XheJ1" Baldwin, Ifouise Sutton.
If mn 0 Come All Ye Fiathful.
School. -: ',; : i
Ii citation "What , Santa Over
head". George Sloan. 1
i Recitation.--Christmas Night.-Bob-
I,., Sloan ' .: . t
ymn. "We Come Lord, To Thy
(ymn. "It Came Upon the Mid
ni'ht Clear" Quartette, Jlrs. Sellers
M Daniels, Mr. Bass, Elizabeth
Aflcrson. ' . -Xi --j .
Recitation. "Christmas Doll"
ayinn.-"Sileiit Night'School .
Recitation. "Here We Come Aca
li.ig Ilary McConnell.
iUccitation."0 Little: Town (t
it ii'i hem" Neville Sloan.
'Cnristmas Story. "The Christmas
Chimes" Mrs. R. D. Sisk.
Entrance of Santa Claus, - '
Distribution of gifts
HymnAll My Heart This Night
The Brood Sows
Raleigh, k CDec.. Faced with
the shortest croo of corn in recent
lyears, farmers ot tne tiuawesi are seij.
rT,T i , r -..,,,11 that thprt?
ling ln,fl "vfi3 av ittjiuij, n.v
are notpehs enough to holt them in
the grupt markets like Chicago. Dur
ing th first week in December 383,
000 held .were sold m Chicago alone
he eleven large markets, 1,106,
Igs were ; sold. A Kinas are
jold, runts, sows, unfinished and
11 .1 .1. ! J Uln, .A
i pigs tne- soie iue ucms iu
means but one thing for the
Carolina fariner," says W. W.
n charge of swine extension
te Colleee. i "Save the brood
sowsina oreea tnem nexi nym.
man I ho has a surplus , of corn can
J 1 . I . i'. a A..!t Ami
afforl to treed every sow that he
pport during ths next summer.
Shay basei hiV recommendl-
n the histosy of hog raising in
st when a short corn crop nas
ollowed by just such selling of
and this in turn by the heavy
g of corn, again Jihe following
With Dleniv of corn next fall
will. look for pigs to' feed. I
is a shortace of hogsMr. nay
lives.that during the winter. of
1925-26 eood hotrs will pay the price
of one and one-half bushels of corn
for every bushel they eat.
Mr. Shay states- that is is important
that North Carolina farmers learn to
think pf the hog as a good medium
through which to sell corn. He has
not generally advocated an increase
in th mirnhpf: nf h6ffs for. North
".irolisia but rather has urged the bef-
t of those on hand.
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The Following Letter Re
ceived By Secretary of the
Board of Trade Explains
Dear Sir Your letter of December
16th : . , . ... , ....
As you porbably know we have for
some time past published, in our Sum
mer Tourist tariffs Franklin, N. C.
as a destination from territory with
in a radius of 250 miles of Cornelia
Ga., the practice being to construct
such summer tourist fares at a com
bination 'over the published fare to
Cornelia. . . .'
This has not' been entirely satis
factory and we have had in' mind for
some time putting into the Summer
Excursion tariffs total fares in dol
lars and cents applicable to Franklin
thus making it easier for the ticket
agent to be in position-to" in form the
prospective traveler as to the cost of
transportation . and along with ; this
we have been endeavoring to extend
the territory from which these fares
are applicable to Franklirri
I think ve have now been success
ful in our efforts, and I take pleasure
in quoting below a letter which was
addressed to Mr. J. F. Gray, Receiv
er, Tallulah Falls Railway, under date
of December 17th ; ' ' "
"Youi letter of December. 12th, file
G. 158. . .
"Soon after our conference in At
lanta cm the 10th we presented to the
Rate Committee the question of ad-
dit;ci!F.l representation m summer
toursit to Clayton, Mountain Xity.
Dillard and Franklin from all points
in Georgia south of Atlanta, also from
Alabama, Florida and New Orleans,
La.-: r. r .
"There was no objectiion to the
request, on the part of any. ot, the
Lines present, and we are very con
fident, therefore, that this addition
al representation : 'which you desire
will be included in the tariffs next
season, and we will see that the tar
iffs are worked up accordingly.
You will observe from this record
that we are going to take care of
Franklin, N. C. very nicely next sum
mer tourist season.
Yours very truly,
., II. F. CARY
General Passenger Agent
Farmers Day Once a Month
County Agent Arrendalc is work
ing out a plan to have a farmers day
once each month in Franklin. He
hopes to put this into effect during
the month of February. There are
tr.?r.y advAntsgcs in 'i iv'ng . day
in each month devoted to the inter
est cf the farmers. In the first place
the farmer and his family can come
to town on this day with the expec
tation of seeing their friends and rel
atives from all other sections of the
county. While the program has not
been thoroughly .worked out Mr.
Arrendale intends to have a specialist
make a talk at the court house on
some farming subject of interest to
all farmers. There will also be free
moving picture shows on this day,
This will also be a good opportunity
for, the farliiers to bring their pro
duce to town and dispose of it to the
best advantage.-Nearly 'all the merchants-
of Franklin have agreed to
Co-operate with the county agent by
offering some article on this parti
cular day to the farmers at cost. The
farmers can make out his list before
leaving home and know just where to
go to purchase supplies at cost. It is
intended . to have things so arranged
that no two merchants will offer the
same . article... It is believed that by
taking advantage of this offer the
farmers can buy enough staples tc
last them until the next farmers day.
The following named merchants
Jiave. agreed to sell one article at
cost on each farmers day: H. Glen
Brendle, Farmers Federation, Macon
County Supply Co., S. A. Munday. J.
T. Moore & Son, Jos. Asher & Broth
er, A. L. Epps, J. S. Trotter, J. S.
Porter & Co.. Franklio Pharmacy
W. CACimningham, Sloan Bros, &
.Hardware C6, and C.
ACCEPT OFFER OF $6X
Att ftna ium imm r
10,000,000 DUKE J
WILL NOT BE LOST
Durahm, Dec. 29. Duke university
came into being officially here today.
Twenty-nine members of the board of
trustees of Trinity college being all of
the members with the exception of
James B. Duke himself, voted in
favor of acceptance of the princely
offer of Mr.Duke and when the
meeting adjourned at 12 :30 o'clock,
after deliberation of a little over one
hour, Trinity college, had become a
part of what will doubtless be one of
the greatest universities in the coun
try. .. .. .
It was the realization of the fondest
dreams of the officials of the instiu
tion, Charlotte Observer. '
Annual Report of Secretary
of The Board of Trade
January 1, 1925.
Hon. Sam L. Rogers,
President, Board of Trade. '
Franklin. N. C.
Dear Sir As Secretary and Treas
urer of the . Board of Trade I have the
honor to submit the following report
for the year 1924: .
Tctal amount subscribed.... $624.65
Total amount of subscriptions-paid
in .. 414.65
Balance of subscriptions remaining
unpaid at date 210.00
"Expenditures for the year 414..65
; Deficit to date.... '-.. 25.40
During the year 1924 the Board of
Trade, due to lack of funds, was,un
abe to advertise in the newspapers.
However,, innumerable booklets and
folders were mailed to those who in
quired concerning Franklin as a sum
mer resort. In nearly all cases these
inquiries were also answered by the
Secretary by means of personal let
ters. " Last summer was admittedly
the best tourist season that Franklin
has ever enjoyed. However, this
does not prove that newspaper ad
vertising is unnecessary. Many of
those ..who wrote letters of inquiry
had seen Franklin's advertisements ot
the previous year. Therefore, to get
the ful benefit of the tourist trade
Franklin must advertise in the news
papers. As to the activities of the Board of
Trade in other respects attention fs
invited to the new telephone system
now being installed. The Board of
Trade is primarily and wholly respon
sible for the needed improvement.
For many years now Franklin has
unsuccessfully tried to be placed on
an equal footing with, other stations
on the Tallulah Falls Railway in re
spect to summer tourist rates. The
fight has been a long and hard one.
For more than a year now the pre
sent administration of the Board of
Trade has been writing .letters to
railway officials concerning this ap
parent discrimination against Frank
lin. I am now happy to report that
this fight is won. On the 25th of De
cember we received a letter from Mr.
H. F. Cary General Passenger, Agent
of the Southern Railway system, statV
ing that Frarrklin'S wishes had been
complied with in regard to summer
tourist rates. This letter will be pub
lished in the Franklin Press January
The Board of Trade has had con
siderable correspondence with the
state highway efheirf tttative tr.c
Georgia toad. We 1 rve also close'v
co-operated with other local agencies
in this regard. As a result the con
tract has been let for a 16-foot con
crete road from Franklin to the
Georgia line. In this connection , I
understand you have made two or
three trips - to Raleigh," without" ex
pense to the Board of Trade, in the
interest of this road and also in the
interest of the Highlands road. I
understasd also that you have visited
the Forest Bureau at Washington with
a view to having funds set aside with
which to construct the Highlands road
through the government forests.
The Board of Trade has also co
operated with the town officials in
connection with' the power dam with
a view to getting new industries hcrc
to utilise tne surplus power. A con
siderable number of letters have been
written to individuals and to "com
panies who conten-plate building cot
ton mills and handle factories at
Franklin. We are also in correspond
ence with a man who wishes to in
stall an electric bakery ill our town.
In the absence of any realty com
pany specializing m tarmr lands the
'oari' 01 lrade ,has listed . several
iia,aij3 piu ine owners in Toucn
xl-,ole the P.o.i"
never safe to
out first testin
to a depth of
a diamond drill.
sures and cavities'
the placing of a
decided to test
of the proposed m
contract has been 1
and Henwod to bo
UU lliJlt'A till M M.IIT1 EITH.
of 50 feet The contractTaTkji fnr a
fin Tifr (nnt T Id ui ."V
.vuv. ,3 CAc(.icu mat inis i
work will begin about the middle of
Ta ninrv . V
Miss Nanna Mae West of Franklin
and Mr. Robert T. Keenan of Ashe
viile v.ero quietly married by Rev. A.
?. h.nith at his residence on Decem
ber l?th The bride's attendants were
Misses Ora Patton and Gvirtrild-w
L'avrs. , . .
Mrs Keenan js the popolar and at. I
'oniplished daughter- of Mr. .. Henry '
West oi Franklin. Trie groom is ' .
prosperous young business wian wi-.h
headquarters in Canton. ,
Aftti the honeymoon through vi
ious parts of the state this voting '"v
tunplc will be at home to these host
c trends at the Centraf Hntel aA Can-
ion. .. .
North Carolina wish these
people a Irappy journey through n.
HOLLY SPRINGS NEWS
Mrs -Jot'es and daughter Nell c
Jackson County, spent the pa.t wecll
with her c'aughter, Mrs. C. B. Ktf
land. ; 1
Mrs. Sarah Cc.rbin has been v-pX
sxk the rast week but is now imniV 7
ing fome. . . - - ' ; . ' Tr'
Mr Dewey Ccrbin is home t;o
Sunburst, N. C. spendln"g-.the Ju
days. '.; ;'; ,Jv-
Mr. Carey Mc( racken who has been
at Vancouver, Washington is here
visiting his many friends
Mr Robi.rt McCracken of Winston
Salem. N C. is home on a visit. ' M
Mr. Floyd Justice of Winston-Sa- A,
lem spent a few days the past week ti
with home folks.
Mrs. Sarah -Kinsland is improving
after several days sickness.
Mr. John DeaF and family spent
Sunday with Mr.' and 'Mrs.' L. A.
Berry. , ..; . .
Miss Lois Ferguson has returned
home from Dr. Angel's hospital '
where she underwent an operation.
Miss Hazel Dalton spent a few days
the past week with MisssZeldiJTiiro
at Leatherman, N. C vt
Mr. Charlie Wlliams has k
sick the past few days.
a numper oi ner triends wa
I AM YOUR T(
TTAKE of me what you
Xl reflect you as clearly
. . ror throws back
gleam. . ;
If I am pleasing to V
audugcr wnnin my f,aiest
such a thing, as havir f seer,
will remember me all his f
thing of beauty, the credit.;
Ambition and opport!
some of my sons and dai
high tasks and mighty pr
my greatest honor
fn far places, but i f
who are my stren'
is in those who
content with wf
and with what
was the gresi'
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