tire J3 . fJi
; : ; ' ; 1 ; : .
1 1 ' ' , 11 1 .
VOLUME XL FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1925 NUMBER NINETEEN
The Press Subscription Cam
paign First Prize Was
Won by Miss Grace Brn
ard of Franklin.
FAST YORK ON
Coffer Dam Complete and
Derricks in PlaceGrad
ing for Spillway Nearing
The Electrical Constructors com
pany b( Charlotte, contractors for
the municipal powerdam, are making
rapid, progress with the work of con
struction. Tha. coffer dam drying
half of the cross section of the river
is now. finished find 'the wbrk of
blasting a foundation for the dam in
the river bed is now under way. The
river bad at this place is solid rock
and the foundation will be blasted
to a depth of 2 or 3 feet.
The quarry on the west bank . has
been opened. The rock from this
quarry will be moved . across the
river to the crushers on the east"
bank where it will be ' crushed .and
mixed with cement and then carried
to its place ,in the dam by means of
immense derricks which are now in
place,. While the contractors' (are
employing approximately ' 100 men
most of the work will be done by the
most modern equipment all of which
has arrived and is now in place at
the dam site.
Work on the camp started on April
, 3. When one now visits' the site of
thp dam it is hard to realize the im
mense amount of work that has been
done in the short time of one month.
A large number of men and teams
are now engaged in removing the
surplus earth from the spillway and
grading- the site for the power house.
The power house will be located on
the east bank of the river just below
the darn. !
WAS A SUCCESS
The play given by the pupils of the
Franklin High school at the court
hous,, last Saturday night was a
great success. All who took part
showed the results of expert training
given under the . capable supervision
of Miss Mahaffev.
ThP court house . was filled to
capacity and all who were present
unanimously vote this one of the best
shows ever presented in rrankhn.
The Nantahala Creamery company
has been oreanized with Messrs.
Lawrence Ramsey, A. B. Slagle and
C. W. Teague as temporary directors.
At a meeting of the stockholders on
Anril 28. th directors were instructed
to rent a building, collect money for
the stock subscribed, get a charter
and buy the necessary equipment. ..
The stockholders will meet again on
the 13th of May to elect permanent
directors, adopt by-laws and attend
to other matters of importance.
It is understood that the creameey
will occupy the building formerly
used hv the Western Electric com
pany near the residence of Mr. W.
A rnrpsentativp of the Cherry
Rassett comoanv of Baltimore was
in Franklin on Mav :4. and greatly
assisted the organizers in selecting
necessary equipment, ,
This equipment will be ordered as
snnn as the plans are somewhat
further advanced, probably about the
It is now believed that the cream
ery will be in full aperation by June
10th. .. . .
W. L. Ramsey Offers Land
Mr. - W. . L. - Ramsey of - Iotla has
Offered to give 10 acres of his best
' farming land as a site for an indus
trial enterprise. This land is well lo
cated for the purpose intended and
Mr. Ramsey is to be congratulated
on the generous spirit which prompt
ed this offer. A 'short extension' of
,thP railroad would open up( many
Ideal factory sites in the vicinity of
: Mr, WilKe Aljtnan has returned
from Atlanta- where he";pafd art ex
tended visit-to his sister, Mrs. JH.; B,
Kelpin. ' .. . .
A PLAY AT CARTOOGECHAYE
' "Flood Bound," a delightful com
edy, given 'by King's Daughters .at
Cartoogechaye school, Saturday, May
16th. Admission 15 cents. A regular
feast afterwards consisting of Ice
Cream,, cake coffee, etc'. Remember
.To all my. friends that helped me
to win flip beautiful furniture in the
'Press subscription ' campaien.
I F T FF1 6 r 15 p I T
. ' ' ' . ',!
to u i r$
WW mm7& If 7T "
xs " Tim
nil ..il until IM.illl.il li II... i ' ' .... ,1 .. I .... II LM
32 jj U$ j & 37 3& 3?
. - -ft r
. - y - ""sT""- """
" I l ' l l l I l III l
1 Kind of a meat and vegetabU
tew popular fn Spain
11 Infinitesimal part
16 Preposition- .
17 Part of verb "to be"
It A water sprite or slang for no
80 Man's formal title
24 Tierce (abbr.)
25 Asiatic country
27 Underground passage
t Once more
0 A schlzocarp consisting of three
of more carpels, bursting elas
tl Mohammedan priests
18 A dance
42 To run away irom debts (Eng.
44 Prefix meaning new
45 Word designating a group of
Charles Lamb's essays
46 Combining form from Greek In
dicating connection with
47 Fishing accessory
49 North river (abbr.)
0 Army order (abbr.)
1 Always (poetic)
12 Character In Greek myth con
cerning apple of discord
(I Any stone coffin
A TELL! I
New York Man Believes in
Franklin's Future Sees
No Reason Why It Should
The following is an extract from
a letter written by a man in New
York to a friend in Franklin. The
man to whom the writer refers re
cently visited Franklin and was de
lighted with the possibilities of
Franklin's future., As the hews of
our road buiding and dam construc
tion reaches the outside world men
with means are turning their eyes
toward Franklin with a view to in
vestments. L6cally there are signs
of a general awakening is respect to
the future' growth of '.'the town.
'Incidentally Mr very much
sold on the possibilities of Franklin
in the future and told me Jhat in his
opinion Fiankjiu. offered ihe best o
poit-.'rltv in making iii:,ney in real
estate .of any place thai lu- had stea.
He t'oH s'.tt e" tlr.U when ihe '-pads are
concreted . Franklin would become- a
tourist CMitcr and lie sr.w no reason
why res I estate should, not go-up as
m iic! in Ashcdllc.
Mr. John Sewell and Mr. W. L
Keller of Miami ar, in FranklirY. Mr,
Sewell will spend a few days here
now and will return later for the.
summer while Mr, Keller expects to
remain her,, for a number of week?.
10 MEN CEDm AM A)
J I ETpEpTTM AR
P E NODOORSpT E A
L OLJCI A N y O NJS J A N
aTje r rIsTin
TOME N A B L E DMAm
4 Iteach -
5 Character In a tragic poem
linked with Francesca
6 Current of air
7 Unconfirmed report '
8 Part of verb "to be"
9 Lair '
10 Acts of examining qualities to
13 Pertaining to sharp utterance
of strong feeling
19 A notice
21 Greek letter .
23 Point of compass '
26 Sun god
28 No good (slang abbr.)
33 Boy's name
34 What it takes to' win a war
35 Theatrical, dramatic
36 Spanish-American game
38 Note of musical seal
89 Part of the leg
42 A thong
51 Australian bird
63 Railroad (abbr.)
55 For example (abbr.)
The solution will appear In ant Imm.
Graduating Exercises of the
Iotla High SchoolTo Be
Held Wednesday, May 13
At Baptist Church.
Ihe. graduating exercises of the
Iotla High school will be held at
the Iotla Baptist church at 8 P. M.,
Wednesday, May 13th. Mr. C. C.
Poindexter of Chapel Hill, a former
graduate of the Iotla High school,
will deliver the commencement ad
dress. Since graduating from- high
school, Mr, Poindexter has been al
most continuously in attendance at
the Unifersity of North Carolina,
taking the full literary course fol
lowed by the law course. During
this time he has made a record seld
om surpassed for its excellence in
athletic, in literary work, and religi
ous activities. It is with a great deal
of pleasure that the community 'wel
comes" him as the speaker at the
graduating exercises this year.
Another interesting feature of the
commencement occasion will be the
May Festival to be given on the
school grounds at 4 P. M., Tuesday
afternoon, May 12. The crowning of
the May Queen will be followed by
various exercises appropriate to the
day, terminating in a May Pole
Dance. , '
Rev. W. M. Smith,, pastor of the
Franklin Methodist church, will
preach the commencement sermon
at the Iotla Methodist church Wed
nesday morning. . T ,
The graduating class of the Iotla
HiKh school this year number five
lovjcia Justice of Holly Springs
Verdun Smith of Burningtown, and
Laura Jacobs. Irene Sloan. and Leon
ard ,? V J ',; of Iotla.
Death of Ptflrs. Rice
Mrs. L. W, Ric of Highlands died
at a local hospital last week fro:r.
a complication of, 'disease;.'
Rice was 40 years of. age and leave1!
a husband, three daughters and two
sons to mourn her passing. Frank
lin extends the deepest sympathy to
'the, family of thg deceased. ;
After an exciting race of eight
weeks the circulation campaign of
the Press came to a close at 3 o'clock
P. M., April 30th. Promptly at that
hour the judges took charge of the
box which had been in charge of the
Bank of Franklin during the last
week of the campaign and which had
been used as a repository for all
subscriptions and ballots collected
by the contestants in the last week
of the campaign. A can opener
failed to open the box so Charlie
Ramsey ruined a good knife in get
ting into the contents.
Several hours wei required to
check and count all credits. The
final count resulted in the announce
ments of the standing of the contest
ants as follows :
1st prize, Chevrolet, car, Miss Grace
Barnard, Franklin. s
2nd prize, Atwater Kent Radio Set,
Mrs.' Nobia Murray, Franklin.
3rd prize, Victrola, Miss Sue Hunni
4th prize. 6 piece Suite of Furniture,
Mrs. W. T. Moore, Franklin.
5th prize, $50.(K) in Gold, Miss Caro
lyn Sloan, Franklin.
,6th prize, Diamond Ring. Mr. J. L.
7th prize, Hand Bag, Miss Thehna
8th prize, Silver Set, Miss Iva Lee
Mincey, Route 4, Franklin.
9th prize, White Gold Wrist Watch,
Miss Charlotte Conley, Franklin.
: 10th prize. Ladies Sport Coat, Miss.
Ina Henry, Franklin. '
11th prize. Camera, Miss Maude
12 prize. Suit of Clothes, Mr Lewis"
Mdses, Ellijay. .
13th prize. Arm Bag, Mrs. Harvey
Edwards, Route 3, Franklin.
14th prize, Merchandise order, Mr.
John H. Thomas, Franklin
15th prize, Merchandise order, Miss
Ella jones, Franklin. ,
No Water In New Well
The municipal well is down to a
depth of 550 feet and no appreciable
i amount of water has yet been struck.
.Last week a test was made and only
40 gallons per minute could be ob
tained. It is presumed that the city
I fathers will continue work With the
hopes of striking water soon.
Mr. Will Johnson Dies
, Mr. Will johnson, a highl1 respect
ed citizen, died on the 'night of May
4th at his home on the Dillsboro
road. P is survived by his wife and
two sons. Elmer and Tom. The sym
pathy of the county is extended to
the' grir stricken family.
He was buried at Franklin's new
cemetery, services being in charge
of Cullasaja Council Jr. O. U. A. M.,
with Rev. R. A. Truitt conducting
Beautify the school grounds.
The AMERICAN LEGION JULY 4th CELEBRATION
Franklin, N. G, July 3rd, 4th and 5th
HOME COMING WEEK for our FORMER CITIZENS
EDITOR FRANKLIN PRESS,
FRANKLIN, N. C. '
Dear Sir; Below l list the names and addresses of Former Macon
county citizens who might be interested in the AMERICAN LEGION
llOME COMING FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION.
Scut in by . ( Name of sender;..,.;
Address of sender
Coupons Published in Last
Week's Press Are Being
Filled Out and Sent In to
There are already indications that
the next Fourth of July will bP a
great day for Fanslin. The coupon
published in last week's Press has
been filled out by many people and
returned to the editor. ThP Press is
anxious to have he names and ad
dresses of all former Macon county
men and women. A special edition .
of the Press will bP issued on June
26 in" celebration of Home Coming
Week and the National Birthday.
The American Legion wants to send
a copy of this edition to all former
Macon county people who do not
now subscribe to the Press. The
coupons will be published weekly for
four more weeks. So fill in the
names and send them in. Every
body in Macon county wants to have
his or her friends know what is go
intr on-.'in the county. The special
edition will tell them all about the
wonderful progress Macon is now
making. DON'T DELAY. Send in
the names. ' 1
Cunningham Wins Prize
W. C. Cunningham,
Dear Sir: It is a great pleasure to
inform you that the judge of the
National Humming Bird Display Con
test, Mr. L. 0- Gordon, Editor of The
Display World, has choseh your win
dow for special mention for. your
Separately, we are sending" you
with our compliments, prize for
special mention. '
We wish to congratulate you on
winning this prize. There were over
four thousand contestants in this
event in every part of the United ,
States. This was the biggest and:
most successful hosiery display event "
that has ever been staged in this
country, and it is quit,, an honor to ,
be the winner of one of these prizes.
Davenport Hosiery Mills.
Mr. G. P. Williams, field sheep
sepcialist, Raleigh, held a shearing
demonstration in front of the court
house last Saturday afternoon. He
sheared four sheep, two with hand
clippers and two with power clippers.
The demonstration proved a great
success and was a valuable lesson to
sheep raisers of the county. More,
than 100 people watched the shearing.
.James M. Gray, assistant director
of extension, and in charge of coun
ty agent work in th state arrived at
Frankliti last Saturday and spent the
week end with his father, Mr. T. R.
Gray, on Ellijay.