FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY IS, 1925
Method of Distribution and
Sources From Which It Is
Derived Not a Property
Of the $7,080,228 the state has pro
vided as aid. to the general rjT.-.ing
expense of. the public schools during
th,. past 22 yars Macon count has
received $126,42.98, or 1.7 pc" cut
of the total, according toN figures in
the hands of the county superintend
cm. Macon has participated 'in rliis
fund 22 of the 22 years.it was dis
triSutd, and got its largest appro
' priathn last year, when the county
received. $33,101 19 .
This money comes from what i?
known as the Equalizing Fund,
created by the Legislature to aid the
less wealthy counties in running
their scnools. It was created under
that provision of the constitution
which, makes the state at large as
sume the responsibility for the edu
cation of its children. There is such
a wide difference between the wealth
of the counties that some counties
have to pay four and five times as
much tax as other counties in 6rder
to run their schools. In order to
help relieve this inequality the state
has set up this fund to aid the less
Last year the total amount appro
priated by the stat was $1,249,700.
Macon county, under the new law,
adopted in 1925, will get at least that
same amount. It may get more, for
the total fund for 1925 will be a
million and a half dollars. The , ad
ditional $250,000 will be apportioned
by a special board of Equalization.
The amount that goes to each coun
ty will be derived from information
being collected by this board now.
All information and data must bP in
by May 21, 1925.
Contrary to the opinion of some
the distribution of this whole state
fnnH is not made on a oork-barrel
basis. -If that were'so. the county
having the largest political' pull with
a Hmnrratic leeislatur would be thP
recipient of the larger funds. As a
matter of fact, Wilkes county na
hem epftincr the- bi.ererest slice of thi
fund for a number of years, last year
receiving $76,172.69. Distribution is
ni9fli nn th basis of the needs of
each county The amount is based
on the average cost oS teachers sal
urine for twn vears oast. This aver
age cost of instruction less the
amount of money derived from the
legal tax rate on property was the
amount of money the state put into
Macon county last year.
Another popular misconception
about thP state fund is that it is
' rfWivpfl frnm. a orooertv tax. None
of the money being distributed by
the state to aid the schools comes
from a property tax, but does come
frnm l'nrnmp inheritance and license
taxes. The only property tax levied.
is local and county, and all ot such
money is-spent in the county .where
the levy U made.
The Forestry Program
Those .who took a .'Wk 'tage of the
r.ortun'ty to att?rd the Fotiy
special program given at the court
house May 1st were richly rewarded
as the exercises were unique and ot
a very high order.
The stage was decorated to repres
1 ent a forest and every number on
the program suggested forests, tim
ber and trees. Some in the audience
even tried to look green and back
woodsy and succeeded remarkably
" well. ',';' ; - '
Every number deserves special
comment but, Uck of space forbids;
but we must say that almost every
"number was duly enchored and re
sponded to in a most pleasing man
The addresses y tjhe twtf forestry
men were of such special interest
that to overlook them would be a
- breech of ediquet and an insult to
Mr. Shieldschief of the Forestry
department in this section, spok on
the origin, purpose and progress of
the work revealing the varied and
complicated problems in such an in
teresting manner as to convince all
who heard him that he is a Past
'Master in his department.
Mr. Sloan spoke on the Nantahala
division convincing us that the great
forest is our very own., He Yevealed
a very signi,ficent fact tfiat the taking
over of this territory by the Govern
ment was a real financial gain to the
county. The system of conservation
' was made plain.'.
Home Realty & Auction
Co. Will Conduct Three
Big Sales In May Now
At this-time the Home Realty and
Auction company, composed of
Franklin young men, is one of the
busiest . concerns in Western North
Carolina. During the last week in
May this company will conduct three
big auction sales, one in Sylva on
the 25th, onft in Franklin on the 26th
and one at Lenoir on the 28th. Bob
Patton and Bob Davis are now parti
cularly" busy properly advertising
The Home Realty and. Auction
company, R. A. Patton, manager and
auctioneer, was organized only a
few monfhs ago and since that time
has conducted some of the most suc
cessful sales in Western North Caro
lina. In fact this company has al
ready established such a fine reputa-
tion for efficiency and mtegrity that
all connected with the company ex
pect to be busy on many sales from
now until late fall.
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NEIpNR A OTTe ER
NEW STREETS ,
Bidwell Heights Becoming
Real Beauty Spot Many
Visitors Driving Out pach
The Wi'ldroop Construction com
pany has just completed two new
and pretty streets on Bidwell Heights,)
the beautiful subdivision of rhe ,
Franklin Realty company whicll is
now being developed f'pr a grand
auction sale sometime this month.
These new streets have been .lamed
Sunset Drive and West Boulevard.
Th?y open up some of the prettiest
views to be fount! anywhere in or
.nctir. Franklin. Those who ha. 'e not
already driven out that way will
derive real enjoyment from doing so.
The Franklin Realty company, in
addition to street building, have mads j
many more improvements on this '
property. They are cleaning it up j
thoroughly, grading where neces
sary, and cutting it up into a number
of nicely located building lots. This
sort of high class development is
distinctly worth while for a town
and community, and the Press ex
tends to these enterprising men every j
wish for the success in their under
taking which they so richly deserve.
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8 Brook 9 Skills
10 Bodies of water 11 Row
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18 To toll monotonously
28 Quarrel between clans
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CARD OF THANKS
We want to thank the good people
of Frahkiin, Iotla and alt of Macon
county, for thc many kind things
they did for us during the illness
and death of our darling little girl,
Dorothy Louise Edwards.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Edward?.
TAXES I TAXES I TAXES !
To you who have not paid your taxes :
I have been waiting patiently on
you and. must 'collect them at once.
Flcase call in and settle them now
and save-cost to us all.
Your friend, ALEX M.OORE, T. C.
TO GIVE PLAY
The Senior Class of Franklin
High School Will Present
"AH For Charity" Friday,
Charity was .George's wife, and she
was strenuously opposed to the
theatre -and all things theatrical.
When George was asked by his boss
to stage his play, "The Thief," which
his wife did not know he had written
he could not refuse, for fear he
would lose his job. The proceeds of
the play he was directing were for
a charity fund, but that made no
difference to Charity when she found
the cast rehearsing in her dining
rpom. Then poor George told her
the members of the cast were his
Uncle Hiram and family from Mor
'gantown, W. Va., and then things
begin to happen.
George's play, "The Thief," comes
within the play All ror Charity,
and during that time the audience
serves also as the audience at
"All For Charitv" is bv the same
author as "Good Evening,' Garice,"
presented by the class of 24, both
plays produced by special arrange
ment with, Walter H. Baker Co of
Cast of characters: Arthur Mash
burn, Eva Baird, Alston Corpening,
Glee Garner, Beulah Jollay, Mims
Crawford,, Kate Moore, Ned Teague,
Edwina Dalrymple, Joe Moore, Bes
DID YOU SEE IT?
See what? Why that announce
ment in the Press about the Rev.
P. W. Tucker, pressing elder of the
Waynesville District. He is going
to preach all oyer Macon county in
less than a week. Guess the an
nouncement is in this issue too. Just
see how it reads. Don't you know
he'll be clean tuckered out before he
makes that round.
But that is not the funny side of it.
On next Wednesday, the 20th of May
all theofficial members of Franklin
Circuit and Macon Circuit are invited
to come down to Franklin and spend
the day afthe church. Going to have
a good time and not even going to
take up a collection. But isn't it
funny? The very idea of such hun
gry looking fellows as preacher
Smith and Dr. Alvah PearcP and Jess
Conley asking us down to a big feed.
Bet we have had one sinc they have.
But you can't tell for Tom Johnston
lives down there and he seems to
hpvo been pretty well fed and after
all 'Wf bettrr not say too much or
they might .throw up George Dowdle
ami liol' l'attoii to us and no telling
Anv way let's all go down and try
the thing out and I am sur'.we will
have no reason to regret it.
Be sure and look up the program
and see how it reads and that will
help you 'to decide. that you can get
off that dav. VAN B. HARRISON.
the AMERICAN LEGION JULY 4th CELEBRATION
Franklin, N. C, July 3rd, 4th and 5th
HOME COMING WEEK for our FORMER CITIZENS
EDITOR FRANKLIN PRESS,
FRANKLIN, N. C. '
Dear Sir: Below 1 list the names and addresses of Former Macon
county citizens who might bc interested in the AMERICAN LEGION
HOME COMING FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION. .
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Dr. Chappelle to Preach the
Dean M. W. Walker to
Make Literary Address. s
Next week is commencement week
of the Franklin High school and an
interesting program for the occasion
has been arranged by Prof. W. If.
On Tuesday night at 8:00 o'clock at
the Methodist church Dr. Ashelejr
Chappelle, pastor of the Central
Methodist churchy at Asheville, will
preach the commencement sermon
Thos,. who have not heard Dr. Chap
pell,, preach have a spiritual treat in
store for them while those wha have
been; fortunate enough to hear him
will of course attend thP services.
Everybody is invited.
On Thursday evening at 8:30 o'clock
thP Senior play will take place at thc
auditorium. See another article iu
this issue for details of this excellent
performance. , '
Friday evening at 8:30 o'clock in
th auditorium the graduating exer
cises will occur. This year the liter
ary address will be delivered by Prof.
M. W. Walker, Dean of the depart
ment of Education, University of
North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr.
Walker is one of the most widely
known , educators of the south and
his address will be an inspiration to
all who may have the pleasure to
hear him. On Friday evening a con
test in recitation and declamation
will he pncracrprl in hv thr Ipariinar
student orators of the school.
The teachers Training Department
which has been under the expert
charge of Miss Helen Burch during
the year will award certificates to
ti'ose who have completed the course.
There is no better department in the
school than that in charge of Miss
Burch and th citizens of the county
may expect valuable result? from
in r work.
7. hen will follow the awarding of
diplomas and honors to 25 graduates,
tii? largest number in the hisVry of
ill? school. Th scholarship medal
and medals for the best recitation
and the best declamation will also be
The year just conung to a close has
been one of he most successful years
in the history of th Franklin school
This year there will be more gradu
ates than in any previous year and
Picf. Crawford states that the work
cf the students has far excelled that
of all former years. Prof. Oawford
is of the opinion that at least 50 per
cent of the graduates are planning to
attend college next year. Statistics
how that Macon county has more
college, graduates in proportion to
ihe population than any other county
in the state. And this year's classes
in thc three county high schoolswill
help to maintain this record.