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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 22, 1925
Arrangements Made With
County Commissioners by
District Highway Commis
Attorney G. A. Tones and Mr. Dan'
Tompkins and Mr. John Wilson of
Sylva, went to Raleigh last week in
the interest of a concrete road from
Franklin to Svlva. They saw Mr.
Page and Mr. Stikeleather and made
tentative agreements concerning the
Dillsboro road. On the return of
Attorney Jones he submitted the
state's proposition to . the county
commissioners of Macon county and
they approved thp same. The prop
osition is as, follows :
Macon county to loan the state
$150,000 to be repaid .frorn' funds of
the next bond issue two years hence.
The county will have to pay the inter
est on this amount amounting to ap
This appears to be a much better
proposition' than-the one originally
proposed, viz: That thP county make
a straight appropriation of $75,000 to
help build the road to the Jackson
Mr. Stikeleather ,-.will make ar
rangements to supply Jackson county
with Sufficient funds to meet its ob
ligations in building the road from
the Macon county line to: Dillsboro.
It, therefore, appears certain' that
the road between Franklin and Dills
boro will be -built of concrete, t It
also appears certain that the Wilson
Construction company now building
the Georgia road will be awwarded
the contract for Macon's portion of
this road ' in accordance ' with their
bid opened at Raleigh on the- 5th in
stant. ' This company unless some
thing unforseen. occurs should be'
ready, to start work on thP Dillsboro
road sometime in August.
Since the above was written the
Press has learned, that the st(ate has
agreed to cancel Macon "'county's
debt of $63,000 due on the grading of
ihe. road , from Franklin to Cowee
Gap. Therefore it wiuld appear that
the county gets the concrete road
now instead of two v?.' hence. 'and.
saves $63,1X10, less $15,000 interest or
a vital of $48,000. ; -
Those responsible for these e cel
U'.u teims are. deserving of the
thanks of the county,
Resigns As Superintendent
Of Local School To Ac
cept Similar Position At
Prof. s W.. H. Crawford who has
been superintendent of the Frank'in
schools for six years 'has resigned
to accept a lik? posi'.icn at Baker;
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Under Prof. " Crawford's able ad
ministration the Franklin school has
made remarkable progress. When he
assumed charge in 1919 the school
, was non-accredited. In fact it had
.no standing in the state classification.
TherP were only seven teachers all
1 holding, with one exception, elemen
tary certificates. . There were be
tween two and.threP hundred pupils
The school now has a faculty of
fifteen with 503 students. Only one
teacher has an elementary certificate,
, . thp others holding certificates of
higher grade." The Franklin school is
now recognized by the state as a
standard high school, group, one,
class B. The rating next year, based
on this year's work, will . be group
one,' class A, the necessary Jibrary
- required for this classification hav
ing been added. Group one, class A,
js as high rating as a school can have
until the number of pupils justify a
faculty of thirty."
The credit for, .the remarkable
growth and high rating of thp local
school must go where it rightly bs
longs tp Prof. Crawford. This well
known educator has many friends in
, Franklin who faret his decision to
serer his connection with the Frank
lin High school. "
NEW FURNITURE CO.
Mr. O, C. Bryant and his brother,
Mr. II. L. Bryant,-have purchased the
branch furniture business in Frank
lin, of the Smith Furniture company
of Kryson City. These young men
arc experienced in the business world
and will no doubt make a great suc
cess of their new undertaking, The
business will, be conducted at the
building on' Main street occupied by
the Smith Furniturr company.
BY BOSTEN MEN
Boston, May. 3. Ellijay ' Mining
company, with principal offices in
Boston, and at E.llijayi N. C, has
filed incorporation papers with the
Massachusetts commissioner of cor
porations. The company proposes to do a
general mining business, and engage
in the manufacture and utilization of
mineral substances, and ill real estate
enterprises, water, power develop
ment, and housing undertakings
The authorized stock issue iss $100,
000 common, of . which $90,000 is
issued for mining rights at Ellijay
and $10,000 for .300 acres- of. real
estate, more or less, also at Ellijay.
J. Eugene Finn, 56 Park Vale ave
nue, Allston, Boston, is president and
holds, $5,000 stock; Bernard Hyman,
1367 Commonwealth avenue Boston,
holds $5,000 stock and is treasurer;
Jeremiah J. Murphy, 68 Jackson street
Maiden, Mass., holds $90,000 of stock
at incorporation, and is clerk. The
officers are the directors. John Herr
bert,. 18 Tremont street, Boston, is
the attorneys-Charlotte Observer.
Mr.. Edwin Passmore representing
the Ellijay Mining company is now
having the necessary machinery
moved to thP company's property"
near the store of Mr. John T. Henry.
It is expected to begin operations on
or before the first day of June.
Mr. Passmore is an expert gem
miner and states that conditions on
Ellijay are exceedingly favorablp for
sapphires with bright prospects for
success in this venture..
The shaft, made by a former com
pany, is 140 , feet deep. Mr. Pass
morP' expects to deepen this shaft
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Wilson Construction Com
pany Making Rapid Pro
gress on Georgia Road
The Wilson Construction company,
contractors for the Georgia road has
finished this road from Otto to the
Georgia line and has a considerable
stretch of the road from the Mor
rison school to Otto completed. On
or near the first of June the road
from the Georgia line to Otto will be
opened to traffic. As there is a good
detour from Otto to Franklin sum
mer visitors and others should have
no trouble reaching Franklin from
the south after the road from the
line to Otto is opened.
If reasonably good weather pre
vails the contractors; hope to finish
the road to Franklin by August first.
Since starting work about April first
practically six and a half miles of
concrete have been poured. This
leaves only about eight miles or per
haps 'a little less to be. completed. At
the same rate of speed thp entire
road should be completed by August
first or before and open to traffic
two or three hundred feet, with a
view of testing his theory that there
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Death of W. M. Peek
Mr. W. "M. Peek died recently at
his home on Ellijay. For many years
hp had been a hard worker for
church and Sunday school and his
fellow church members and Sunday
school co-workers will sadly" miss his
Ten children were born to Mr. and
Mrs. Peck, eight of whom are living.
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j mother has been followed bv the
children., all being worthy and re
spected citizens at their homes in
various parts of thn country.
Mr. Peek was a God fearing, clean
living man. In his death the county
lo.-t.s o:ic uf its very best citizens.
"NORTH OF 36" A
TALE OF CATTLE
TRAIL OF TEXAS
North of 36, by Emerson Hough,
depicting all the thrills and hardships
of pioneer days on the Texas cattle
ranges, has been filmed for Para
mount by Irvin VVillat, who made
thP natural-color picture, "Wanderer
of the Wasteland" and other classics.
"North of 36" is a tale of the Texas
cattle trail, picturing a country wild,
almost lawless, at the period of the
story, roughened and disheartened
by thP recent Civil War.
Lois' Wilson, as Tai,sie Lockhart,
, manager of her own vast ranch in
Texas, finds herself penniless, with
no means of disposing of her herds,
her chief asset being the true spirit
of thp pioneers.
Word comes that way up "uorth
of 36" a market beckons. With her
4,500 cows, 16 cow hands, 19 kinds
of rifles and six shooters arid 115
cow ponies, Taisie makes thP start
with al! the thrills that the start of
the wagon train in Emerson Hough's
"'"he Covered Wagon" evolved.
Through this great panorama one
sees groups of ragged sinewy men,
the glorious . girl at their head, the
oxcarts and te sea of long horned
".atlle, accomplishing one of the
greatest deeds of pioneer bravery and
Paramount has furnished a notable
-ast to .visualize the story. It inclhdes
lack Holt, Ernest Torrcnce, Lois Wil
".011 and Noah Beery in featured
"oles. '..The pictdre opens a. three
day run Thursday at the Idle Hour
Theatre. : It's a colorful page from
the history of the United States, a
second "Covered Wagon !"
The Idle Hour Theatre is to be
congratulated in bringing "North of
36" to Franklin. This is undoubtedly
one of the greatest pictures of all
times. i ' .t. . , '
, This theatre has recently been
remodeled and ' is now prepared to
take care of 100 more patrons than
Those who fail to seP "North of 36"
will regret it.
Franklin Wins Two
Last Friday Franklin took the Sylva
ball, tossers in to thP tune of 7 to 2
in 8 innings. In thP beginning of the
8th a Sylva runner who rounded third
on his way home' got mixed up with
the crowd on the side lines. For a
fovv monments he and. the Franklin
catcher played "hide ard seek" in thP
crowd. The runner was Called out.
This rrr'sion did not . rtcrrt to please
tlie Sylva players so they quit.
Saturday ' the fans hid ti;f, oppor
tunity of seeing one of thp .best games
of -the season when '.r.j Hazelwood
and " Franklin teams crossed bats.
This wa "a .scoreless .ir.V' until the
did of the 6th when Fianklin put
across-civ run. This was multiplied
by three in the 7h and two more
came over in the 8th, making a total
of 6to 0. The-game went off without
a bobble, both teams playing good
ball. A more gentlemanly team of
ball players than the Hazelwood
team has'never come to Franklin.
Phillips, the Franklin pitcher, was
easily the star of the game and it
would have taken big league ball to
beat his kind of pitching.
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. '
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ON POWER DAM
Practically Ready to Begin
Pouring Gncrete Mr.
Harrison Was Here For a
During the last two weeks the con
tractors have made unusual progress
on the. municipal dam. The sit for
the power house has been graded and
the grading, on the spillway is com
plete. Thp river has been bridged
and a track laid from the quarry on
thp west bank to the crusher on the
east bank. A number of holes have
been drilled in the bed of thp river
and are ready for. blasting. A piece
of machinery what was expected
some time ago has not arrived. When
it comes the engineer in charge
stated last Sunday that he will begin
pouring concrete: Until the present
time the work has been more or less
of a preliminary nature. However
the work has progressed to the point
where the dam will soon negiu to
take form. 1
Mr. Harrison, president of the
Electrical Constructors company
spent two or three days at the dam
sitp the latter part of last week. He
is wejl pleased with the progress
made by Mr.. Easton, his construc
tion engineer. It is. the intention of
Mr. Harrison to return again in a
very few days. Hereafter Mr. Har
rison will spend a considerable por
tion of his time in Franklin in active
supervision of the work on the dam.
Cream Station News
During the oeriod of Mav 1 to 11
the receipts of cream at the cream
station were as follows:
May 1, 110 gallons containing 261
lbs. butter fat..
May 4, 90 gallons containing 222 lbs.
May 6, 70 gallons containing 192
lbs butter fat.
"May 8, 100 gallons containing 246
lbs. butter fat.
May 11, 90 gallons containing 233
lbs. butter fat.
This is a total of 460 gallons con
taining 1154 lbs of butter fat.
At the cream stati6n price this
butter fat brought $429.99 in cash to
the farmers. With a creamery at
Franklin at should have brought at
least 465.00. '. . ,
tATTLE MEETING AT SYLVA
On the 23rd of May at Sylva the
Cattle men of Jackson county will
meet with Mr. T, Lenoir Glynn, live
stock specialist of thP state division
of Markets, for the purpose of or:
ganizing a cattle association. Mr.
Glynn is anxious to have this associa
tion include both Jackson and Macon
counties. The object of the associa
tion will be to promote the cattle
industry in all its various-phases, in
cluding raising, feeding and market
ing. ' ' "
Those interested should meet Mr.
Glynn at Sylva on the 23rd of this