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VOLUME XL V '. - ' , ' - . FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1925 . , ' . .' ' NUMBER TWELVE
FRANKLIN AND MACON COUNTY ARE
NOW BEING VIRTUALLY RECLAIMED
Highways Make Possible This New trade Area Georgia
Has Enjoyed Business a3 Result of Connections Stike
leather and Walker Make Trip Means Great Step for
' Further Growth in the Western Section.
' (By GEORGE McCOY)
Franklin and Macon County are to
be reclaimed fpr North Carolina by
the opening up of the country as a
result of the completion of the State
Highway from Dillsboro to Franklin
by the way of Cowee Gap, a distance
of 22 miles. Work of grading the
road is nearly completed and con
tract will be let, within 60 to 90 days
for the hard surfacing of the entire
route. It is hoped to complete the
stretch within a year's time.
For many year3 Franklin and Ma
con rounty have been paying tribute
to Georgia. . Though the section is
actually a part of North Carolina,
naturally and geographically it haa
been a part of Georgia. The outlet
of the territroy ha9 been to the South
as the northern side is blocked by
high mountain . ranges. The con
' struction of a railroad to Franklin,
which gave the territory direct' rail
communication with Atlanta, em
phasiVcd the fact that Macon county
was commercially a part of Georgia.
Economic laws are inexorable in
their workings. Trade . will go over
the easiest routes and the best mar
kets. Because Georgia afforded good
markets and better facilities of egress
and ingress for the section, North
Carolina has long suffered economic
ally from the loss of Macon county's
The mountain fastnessess to the
North and East of the county are be
ing conquered by the forces of the
State. Men and animals and ma
chinery are busily engaged in making
the communication with North Caro
lina by -way of Dillsboro and' Ashe
villc quick and easy.
With the completion of this road
project Franklin is bound to grow
into a much larger town. The pres
pnt nomiiatioli is about 1,000. Frank
lin is the center of a rich farming
seel ion and minerals of commercial
value are to be found in large quan
tities, especially mica and kaolin.
The scenic advantages this section
enjoys are remarkable. Beautiful
streams, rugged mountains, broad,
fertile vallevs. splendid fishing, pure
water, a salubrious climate, all go to
prove that Franklin and Macon coun
ty may cash in on the tourist trade
whenever adequate facilities are pro
rided. Good roads are, a basic ne
cessity, meeting' this requirement
With The State Highway Commis
sion is a foundation of goods roads
the other things will become easier
Hotels and golf courses and amuse
ments of various kinds will then
follow as a matter of course.
Franklin has a number of farsee
inz citizens: In her Mayor,- her
officials of the Chamber of Com
merce. and her other public spirited
citizens, she hs assets that will go
far toward putting the town upon
the commercial and tourist map.
' The oeoDle of Franklin and of Ma
con county are famed for their belief
in education. It is pointed out that
there are more students enrolled in
the University of North Carolina
, from Macon county in proportion to
population than from any other coun
ty in the State. Such a fact is ;
creat tribute to this mountain coun
ty, lon isolated by bad roads and
mountain, fastnesses from the other
North Carolina counties.
From Dillsboro to Cowee Gap
grading and structural work is going
on rapidly preparatory to the laying
of concrete in the near tuture. In
trading work will be completed wit
' a short while.' From, Dillsboro to,'
the Gap the distance is about 15 j
From Cowee Gap to Franklin the
grading and other work will be com
pleted by June 1. Bids for laying the
. hard-surface on this road will we
asked for shortly. The distance is
six or seven miles.
. All told, the cost of hard-surfacing
the road from Dillsboro to Franklin
will cost about $650,000, according to
on the road to Bryson City, the coun
ty road is maintained by the State
Highway Commission. 1 his stretch
is of the clay-graded type and is
about five miles long.
Frim Iotla bridge to West Mill, a
distance of five miles, the road is
graded and in very good shape.
From West Mill to the county line
about five miles, the riad is graded
and in "good condition.
The entire route from Franklin to
Bryson City is to be given a rock or
fcand and clay treatment this sum
mer, to make the road passable the
year -round. This road will be a
doubly important one during the
next 12 or more months as it will be
used as a detour during the con
struction of the Dillsboro-F'rankliiv
Tourists will have little cause for
regret if they travel the Franklin to
Bryson City road. The scenic feat
ures are wonderful and varied, The
roat goes through rugged country
but the grade is good. From many
vantage point3 along the route won
derful, views of the Little Tennessee
River may be obtained. A number
of horseshoe bends may be seert in
the river. The road follows the con
tour of the mountain sides far above
the river valley. Asheville Citizen.
HARD SURFACED HIGHWAY
FROM ATLANTA TO ASHEVILLE
Miss Elizabeth Kelly .
Issues Excellent Book
Miss 'Elizabeth Kelly, educational
agent, of the Field Service Depart
ment of the, Tobacco Growers Co
operative Association, has just pub-
lshetl a Hand Book tor Organizing
Agricult'. ral 'Communities. This pre
sents an excellent 'plan and program
fo i rural' communities, for making
tlicir problems vocal which is the
initial step toward a solution. It
each farm community in North Caro
lina wouidvsecure copies of this book
and use it as. a basis for community
meetings and organization, it would
go far toward consolidating farmers
into tiiective groups.
THIS WEEK IS MEMBERSHIP WEEK
AND Will BE A RECORD BREAKER
FOR ENROLLING NEW CANDIDATES
Every Town and Township Should Be Represented With
Two or More "Live Wire" Contenders For the Magnifi
cent Prizes End of Rainbow Is Realised With Proverb
ial Pot of Gold Within Reach of Energetic People.
Mrs. Hattie Oliver
Mrs. Hattie Bethel Oliver, of Sylva,
N. C, passed to her reward on,
March L 1925. She was born Sept,
27, 1881. She was married to Zack
Oliver April 2. 1911.
he has been a member, of the
Methodist church for about 28 years.
She was always a devoted Christian,
and a true and loving mother and
companion, this being the greatest
honor that can be bestowed on any
She was very dearly loved by all
people to whom she was known.
She is survived by her husband
and three children and one brother.
She was the daughter of Mrs. Jim
Dowdle of Macon county. She Was
born and reared in Macon county.
She was laid to rest in Gark's
Chapel cemetery March 3, 1925.
Sleep on dear one and take they rest,
God called thee home, He' thought it
MRS. J. L. YOUNG.
Work On All Sections of the
Line to Start at Early
Dates Contract to Dills
boro to bte Let.
A news article in the Clavton (Ga.)
Tribune last week carried the. infor
mation that work in Rabun county
on the Atlanta-Asheville highway
will begin, next month. Work, on
Macon-county's section of this road
from the state line to Franklin will
begin in a, few days. The contract
for hardsurfacing the road . trom
Franklin to Dillsboro will be let
within sixty , days.
With all these projects completed,
probably by next fall, there will re
main only the link through Haber
sham county.. Georgia, to be com
pleted to give us an excellent high
way from Atlanta to Asheville.
There is no doubt that tourist will
Local Post Receives Praise
Local Post No. 103 of the American
Legion has received from the Head
quarters ot tne American l.cgion o
North Carolina a Citation For
Meriterious Service for making good
on the 100 per cent membership
drive. Not onlv did this Post receive
100 per cent new members, but i
lacks only 3 members ot 200 per cent
While official figures are not avail
able it is'belicveU that the local Post
in its membership drive has sur
passed all other posts in the state
and possibly in the United Mates
This hue record has been due prin
cipally.to the efforts of Commander
T. W. Alexander and Adjutant Alf
The race is about to begin.
What are you gong to do about it?
re you going to join the profit-
sharing competition ort are you go
ng to be negligent of the opportun
ity at hand? YOU are invited to
participate in the division of $2,000.00
prize list which is made up ot . the
most alluring, appropriate- and other
worthwhile things one could, imagine.
A little investigation of the prizes
offered in the big campaign will con
vince you of the sterling worth ot
each and every one of them, there
is , nothing fictitious placed on any
of the rewards in the list and just
because the orizcs are large and
doubtless the most valuable, as well
as most plentiful of any that have
ever been offered before in this vi
cinity, is no reason why YOU should
stand back and figure that they are
'over your head," so to speak, and
beyond your reach.
Some ask if it can be possible that
one may win such a valauble prize in
such a short time. Well, this is the
case exactly and this isn t all of it
A glance at the prize list nearly
staggers one but it is tne truest
thing you ever read. . In a little bet
ter than five weeks from the present
time this beautiful touring car and
the other handsome and valuable
prizes will be awarded the Club Mem
bers for the part they( have taken in
the circulation campaign, A few en
thusiastic Club.. Members have al
ready "climbed- on the Circulation
Campaign Booster Wagon. Une
thing that is very noticeable is the en
thusiasm displayed bv the new mem
bers. One young lady. who entered
last week, was fairly overjoyed by
the prospects of winning the Uievro
let car. "Here is my nomination for
membership and here is twenty-two
coupons good for 100 free votes which
vou will please place to my credit."
She said splendid encouragement is
being received from all sections ot
the Campaign. And this is not at al
strange as it is a well known and
absolute fact that this Salesmanship
Club -campaiyn is just as advertised
the announcement fair, square
Singing On the Way
On the fifth Sunday of March,
which is the 29.h day, the third sncj
ing convention known as the Macon
County Singing Convention will be
take advantage of this route to visit held with the good people of the
the mountains of North Georgia and
Western North Carolina. At present
the bulk of the tourist travel goes
to Asheville by way of Spartanburg
or Greenville. On this route these
travelers go through a hot country
for 150 miles before starting toward
the mountains. The route on which
work will soon start will be a great
advantage to tourist in several re
spects. In the first place it will be
the shortest route from Atlanta to
Asheville. In the second place tour
ists can be. .in the mountains within
twenty minutesafter leaving Cornelia
and travel all the way to Asheville
through the finest scenic section of
the Southland. There is not one
chance in a hundred that tourists
will even consider the route via
Greenvilc 'after the shorter and more
beautiful route ' is hardsurfaced.
Coweta Baptist church. A cordial
invitation is given to one and all,
so come on singers and let's make
this a day long to be remme,bered, for
the birds rave began their spring
song and why shold not we be as
happy as they?
Written at the request of the Sing
ing Teachers Fraternity, by
W. H. DALTON. Sec.
e Zinc to assure longest
years of utmost satis-'
ste form, and therefore
? .. . . r r?t.i: :-.ir it,.!'
in tne town oi rr.au kuh iwh met., . , , .
State Highway Commission has con-';" mtO eacn gallon, ana
structcd two miles of water bound(jrrt for $3.09 per gallon,
macadam and asphalt surface treated
roads. This work was cobplctedaJ,y v0B fcay, anrf not per.
last fall. . . b returned without payment
Another important project, which
..was not visited by the inspection par
ty on this trip, is from, Franklin to
the Georgia line, near Dillard, about
14 miles.1 A 16-foot concrete road is
now under construction. Work
started recently and it Is hoped to
'The cost will be around $637,000.
From Franklin to the lotla bridge,
Georgia Road to be Closed
As soon as the contractors start to
pouring concrete between Otto and
the state line the Georgia road will
be closed to through traffic between
those points. The closing of this
road will probably take effect about
the first of April and it will remaw
closed until the work on that part
of the " road is finished probably
about June 15th., The contractors
during the work will endeavor to
handle the locial traffic to best ad
vantage. This, however,, is going to
be troublesome because there are no
After the concrete is poured and
the road opened to traffic from the
line to Otto, a detour-will then be
made from Otto to Franklin down
jthe. east bank of the river. The state
jforces expect to start improving the
least bank road in the near future.
Episcopal Church Bazaar
' The ladies of St.. Agnes Episcopal
church are : working bard . for their
annual bazaar which is to be held
the first Tuesday in August. All the
ladies are urged to attend the . meet-
complete the project hy Auclist Lyings of the Guild and bring their
Let's make this the best year ever,
TURKEY DINNER :
Look out folks I Uncle Albert Nor
ton is out to- fill you up. Instead of
killing the fatted calf he will kill' a
iat turkey. On Saturday, March. Zlst
ie will serve a tnrkey dinner with all
the trimmings at a very reasonable
price. He will also serve you any
Kind Of meal on any day of the week,
He has a first class cook who can
satisfy the most fastidious taste.
Don't .fail to appease your hunger
Saturday with that turkey dinner
Franklin Restaurant, W. A. Norton
Pron. ' .'.' adv.
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aim impartial to eacn ana every par
ti ::pant. Kvcry card has been
thrown on the table FACE UP and
l-ere will NOT be a dishonest meth
od employed by the management
.or one word ot uujrmal'on win
be divi.'ged regarding any partici-
an:.- relative standing.
aCVMtion will be made f.ou x's pub
lished rules and regulations govern
ing the campaign. No person will
be approached by the management
with a view ot having them invest
'.hesr own money in subscriptions but
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on tne otner nana iney wm ue au-
listd throutrh the columns ot tnu
paper NOT TO DO SO, The last
week of the campaign is BLIND in
every sense the word implies. Clos
ing the. campaign with the sealed tin
ballot box. reposing in tne vaults, in
o:u of the local banks where each
and every participant, deposits their
result-, and collections during the
entire last week of the campaign,
prtventsi the campaigr. manager or
any one, from knowing how. miny
oteS or, credits the different Club
members have. The final cosing of
She campaign will be promptly ;t
th re o'clock p. , m., Thursday, April
30.' And promptly at " three ,o cIock
means exactly sixty minutes ater
two o'clock, and not one second a'
terwarJs. Western Union tine will
I;- i:m'. '
Keni'-niler that this h MEMBF. -
Sl'iP WEEK. This is the week f;a;
OU should Send in your nohiinalm:i
and go right after one of the prizes.
DON'T PROCRASTINATE dor, t
v it until it is all over and then Kay:
"I'uw I wish I had gone into The
Press Salesmanship Club. I could
have wrn that Chevrolet or one of
the other prizes just as well a3 so
and sq. I could have done much bet
ter than she did." . Dozens will make
this vtrv remark after the close' of
the campaign. But, it will be too late.
TODAY NOW is the opportune
time for you to join the Club and be
come an active participant and, WIN.
Your friends and acquaintances vvilj
be glad to help you if you will go in
whole heartedly -with grit and de
termination popping from your eyes,
and enthusiasm flowing from your
tongue, they will support you beyond
your fondest hopes, arid then, too,
you cannot even loss; .your spare
moments as you will be paid accord
ing to, what you do.
Following are the names of those
who have been nominated to date,
with their nomination and coupons
good for 100 free votes only. No .
subscription votes or opportunity
coupons good for 100,000 votes are
published in this standing.
DO NOT FAIL TO HAVE YOUR
NAME APPEAR NEXT WEEK.
Mrs. Nobia Murray ........12i'G'J
Mrs. W. T. Moore .....,....:..,. b 000
Mrs. George Stallcup '. L?,J0O
Miss Carolyn Sloan..... ...1.Y70!
Miss Maude Burleson 12,-W;
Mks Ina Henry..... ..Ii,5l0
Miss Sue Hunnicutt 11,000
.Miss Charlotte Conley....,...:....,....U200
Miss Grace Barnard ........:..13,509
Miss Kate A. Moore.........; 10,.M)
Miss Willie Mae Tallent 12,700
M!: s Ella Jones..: ; 12,300
Miss Mae Carpenter...,....:,. .10,400
u:. v.. t):.j 1?inft
jVH.iB iaie uiiu
Rev. E. J. Pipes - ...10,800
John H. Thomas...: 11100' .
J. V. Arrendak: :..-10,500
Franklin, Route 1 , .
Mrs. Joe Setser ......14,100.
Mrs. Carl Slagle :. 1U,WU
Miss Mary Enloe... 1A0
Franklin, Route 2
Miss Beatrice Moselcy 4 10,800
M. L Angel 12,700
Franklin Route 3
Mrs. Bvnum Downs.........:. 11,900
Mrs. Harvey Edwards 10,200
Miss Florence Ray 1OJJ00
Miss 'Kate -Ifuggins 10,000
Franklin, Route 4
Mrs. Lacey Nix....... 12,800
Mrs. John Henry 12,600
Miss Ivalec Mincey 14,500'
Miss Minnie Earley.......:... 12,200-
Miss Levitia Justice 11,300
Miss Fannie Powell.. 12,809
Mrs. J. C. Dover........ -11,300
Mrs. J. A. Green .... 12,500
Prenti, N. C.
J. L. Sanders 12,000
Tryphosa, N. C.
Miss Veva Howard........ 13,400
Miss Annis McDowell .12,800
CuHasaja, N. C.
Mrs. Isaac Keener .: ..1OJ10O
Miss Mary Stanfield ..ll.lW)
Miss Mable Teem ....11,800
Miss Nola Higdn 10.4W
. EHijay, N. C.
Miss Nola Higdon .....10,400
Mrs. Fred Mincey...., .....12,100
Miss Bulah'Jollay...:.... 11,900
Miss Maude Adams...........: 10.7QD
Miss Clyde Berry 10,009
Iotla, N. C.
Miss Thelma Ray ..13,400
West's Mill, N. C.
Mrs. Carl Dalton , 13,801
Mrs. Terrel Bryson........... ......12,400
Miss Bryson .......L. '. ...11.000
Etna, N. C.
Miss Clara Hall.,: .....................1100
Miss Lee Bradley ........'......10,900
Mrs. Fred Morrison. 13-.60O
Stiles, N. C.
Miss Eva Byrd........:.. 12,900
Miss Edna Owenby 11,200
Miss Alice Anderson.... 10,800
East Gastonia, N. C.
Miss Lola Sanders.......,.......A.........10,0p0
St. Patrick's Party
"The" Senior B. . P. IT of the
Franklin Baptist chu-ch entertained
the Bcrean and, Fidel! v classes of the
Baptist church and the Christian
Endeavor of the Prer'vyterian church
with a St. Patrick's p rty, which was
given in the church basement.
The room was artistically deco
rated with green shamrocks. The
color scheme was carried in the serv
ing of white cake and green limeade.
The evening was pleasantly passed
playing games, telling Irish jokes and
singing Irish songs. Contests were
also a feature of the evening. The
lucky ones in the contests were Miss
Eunice Cunningham for the first cor
rect paper answerng the list of
questions in the cat contest. Miss
Dora Lee Garner fdr drawing the
shamrock while blindfolded, and Mr.
Irish joke, ... ' , , ,
Tre most interesting feature of the
evening was the, discovering obthe
Irish instinct of each by kissing the
"blarney stone.", 1 '
The evening's entertainment was
finished by finging "Gccd .Night
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