JULY '4TII AND 5TII
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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY,! JUNE 5,1925
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OPEN TO OTTO
Work On Concrete Road
Nearing Franklin Otto
State Line Stretch Open
The work of laying concrete on
the Georgia road, Route 286, has been
going rapidly forward during the
past, few weeks of fine weather. That
portion of the road from Otto to the
state line was placed in operation on
last Saturday and concrete is now in
place from the Morrison school to
Otto. This latter stretch will be open
in about two weeks.
At the present time one large force
is moving forward from the Morrison
school toward iVanklin and another
is moving camp and equipment to
Franklin. This force will start work
about the first of the week at the
Franklin end and will push rapidly
forward toward the force now work
ing in this direction.
With a continuation of the' present
rate of speed there is a possibility of
the concrete work being open to traf
fic by August 1st. Only five and one
half miles of concrete remains to be
ia;d and if the pa.-t average rate of
ion; truction is maintained is shduld
j'Ot take over si weeks td complete
bc Franklin end of. this read.
With the opening of the Otto-State
line stretch praciiially all of the in
convenience of bad detours is alle
viated as lb-: road en the east 'side
of the river, from Otto to Franklin is
in excellent condition and can, be
Ralcprv and Restaurant
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The Franklin Bakery and Restau
rant, has completed its work of reno
vation and improvement. Tre in
terior of the building occupied by
this. firm has been completely remod
eled, giving an increased amount of
space for kitchen and baking, as well
as restaurant facilities.
New furnishings have been installed
and the walls have been repainted.
The capacity of the bakery has been
increased and the output has grown
from 200 loaves to 3000 loaves per
week. We are glad to record these
improvements and fo compliment the
owners on giving to Franklin another,
first class eating place and a first class
To Keep Informed
You Need the Paper
In this day of quick mail de
livery, many person living on
the farm,- miles away - from
town, are keeping in touch with
State and International events
as told to them in the daily
newspapers; they don't have to'
wait for the once-a-week local
newspaper to bring stale news
of this sort.
- But, with all the efficiency the
vpostoffice department can give, ,
added to the wealth of news
printed in the city dailies, noth
ing can take the place of the
local paper when it : comes to
mirroring the every-day hap
penings of the small town and
community in which we move.
The big daily doesn't care any
thing about the little personals,
or the activity of those who
seek minor political offices nor
does it give the human interest
touch to the success and failure
of the local person it touches
the high spots. , '...-
The PRESS likes to consider
' itself the medium designed and
', run to record the local activi
. ties to be a paper ; that the
lowliest and most humble can '
call "my local newspaper." And,
in devoting its energies in the
direction of producing a local
paper, filled every week with
what's taking place in Franklin,
Highlands, Aquone, Otto, Pren
tiss, Kyle, Flats, Scaly, Cowee,
and all the other communities
of Macon County, the publisher '
feels that he is serving the peo
ple of this territory. ,
The families located in our
territory cannot hope to know
what is going on right around
them unless they subscribe to
the only newspaper that can
give it to them the PRESS.
The Waynesville District
Conference Was held This
Week at Sylva Delegates
During the first three days of this
week the Waynesville District Con
ference of the .Methodist Episcopal
Church,, South, has been in session at
Sylva. Several of the officers and
leaders of the various churches of
Macon county and Franklin were in
attendance at the meetings.
A. W. Plyler, editor. of the Christian
Advocate opened the conference with
preaching at 11 o'clock Sunday and
C. H. Ireland of Greensboro, Western
North Carolina Conference Lay lead
er made an address in the afternoon.
The pulpit was filled Sunday night
by J. T. Mangum of Waynesville,
while on Monday morning R. M.
Courtney of Thofhasville, Conference
Missionary Secretary, preached to
the preachers and delegates. Thurs
tort B. Price, of Lake Junaluska,
preached the last sermon to the Con
ference on Monday night.
In addition to the regular business
of Jhe Conference, the most import
ant question before it was the elec
tion of Lay delegates to the Annual
Conference. The issue on which the
election turned, was the attitude of
delegates toward to plan of Unifica
tion now before the church for action.
The list of delegates elected is one
on which all jnembers are in favor
of Unification. The list of delegates
J. W. Moore, Canton ; M. .Buchanan,
Sylva; S. .. Varncr, Whitticr; J. R.
Long, Bryson City; R. A. Aiken
Murphy; T. J.. Johnston., Franklin;
J. Dale -Stentz,' Lake Junaluska ; Chas.
The alternates are : Jas. Atkins.
Waynesville; Mrs. Hastings, Sylva;
Mrs. McKee, Sylva; T. F. Reynolds.
Canton. . " 'j il
The Press is, this week reproducing
the first of .a 'series of pictures show ing
the progress of the construction
vork on he municipal power dam on
the Tennessee river.
This picture shows better than any
rlri'utcd description could do . the
work which the contractors are doing
on this project. .'
The view reproduced here, wa
taken from fan elevation on the 'west
ern side of the river looking across
toward the .excavation for the east
ern end of the dam. ; .
The western bank of the river, not
shown in the picture is at the present
time connected with the crib shown
in the lower foreground by "a coffer
dam-similar to that on the other side
of the river in the center of the pic
lure. At the present time concrete is be
ing poured in the excavation shown
at the extreme right between the" two
derricks.--" - r
Work of pouring began there last
Thursday morning and is being con
tiued at the rate of over 150 cubic
yards per day. By the end of the
week the section 'at that end of the
dam will , have been ,cpmpleted.,
When (his work has been done an
other section, running from the edge
of the water at the sheet piling in
the picture, back toward the section
now being placed will be poured.
Thiis will leave two twelve foot
gaps in the structure, through which
te river will be turned while, the
w -stern and ci;i:ra! sections are
built. ' : . ':' '''. ;
Work on ex cav.it 'on down to bed
rock i'i now underway on the western
end behind the coffer dam extending
from the timber crib in the lower
foreground, back to" the end, of the
location of the dam.
Two crews workmp both day and
nifiht shift-; wiil.be employed and it
is evpected that tise concrete work
on '.!uv dam will bo complete by
Aucritt !M 1
Up to the present tinieovcr 10()0
cubic yards of concrete have bei.i
AH material iK-a-r-ittrv ,fdr the ea-lv
! 53 LIVES LOST IN
Three Explosions in Mine
Near Sanford, N. C, Was
Most Serious Ever Visited
i Upon This State.
Rescue workers have recovered
fifty-three bodies of men killed, in
the most, serious mine disaster, ever
visited upon North Carolina, vfliich
occured May 27 at the Coal Glen
mit'c of' the North Caro'-na Coal C.,
in Lee county.
The cause of the explosions, three
in number, which followed each other
in rapid succession, is undetermined
but it is thought that it was caused
by the detonation either of collected
dust or of fire lamp brought about
by " a short circuit in electric wiring
or possibly the explosion of a miners
, Provision has been made for the
families of the men lost in the dis
aster and a movement has been in
stituted through the Red Cross chap
ters of the state for the collection of
a fund for their relief.
complelioii of this project has been
ordoied and wrly shipment has been
tfvniand.'d. The c rcieri-- for" the power
hou-e machinery bavf bedri placed
and early -delivery is orpected..
The purpose in getting this marhin
ery .on hand tit so eariy a date lis t:)
pre u. nt .)iv jo. .S'bk inconvenience
Or delay which might have been in
curred by paving -work on the Dills-
liri'n ici.-hI With ihln m.-irbitierv rn
hand at tflc site blocking of the Dilis
boro road will prove of little incon
venu'uee to the work.
The way the work is being carried
on now, it seems that power will be
available in quantity before the end
of the cor.fact limit.
YOUR PART IS
Every Son and Daughter of
Macon County Is Urged to
Invite One Guest Fourth
of July Week.
l.'on't forget that Fourth of July i:?
primarily home-coming week. The'
American Leeion is nnttintr nn' thf
r p ...
"rousements," and, believe rne, some
rousements we are going to have J.
For when the Legion does a thing it
is done' RIGHT.
But the main thing is to get the old
boys back an the old girls too! We
want 'em all here those three days,
want 'em to see what Macon county
has already done, and to hear the
plans for the glorious future of this
section. Macon is proud of them
and. when they get back we believe
they will be proud of Macon.
And that's where you individuals
come in. Many of you have a broth
er, or a sister, or a son, or daughter
who is living somewhere out of the
county. Sit. dwn thife very, day
Jjy.VT PUT IT OFF-and invite
that loved one to pay you a visit
Fourth of July week. Do this I Or,
it you have no relative living out of
the county, jnvite some friend who is
a former Macon county resident. The
HAMlt ic rra .. U ,1 I. .. 1 i. t 1
Macon for .that week.''
It w;Il be worth your trouble to
see the way we home, folks receive
the wandering one back into the fold.
And don't tell me ttie old residenter
won't be glad to shake hands with the
gang again. He will!
Folks, get behind this thing, and
make the American Legion Fourth of
July Home Coming Celebration the
biggest occasion in Macon county's
history. It can be done! The com
mittee is depending on all you loyal
sons and daughters of Macon coun
ty for help and we know we are go
ing to get it!,
And fill out and mail those coupons
in the Franklin Press. We want to
get the names on our mailing list at
the earliest possible moment. , You
know some' one.,.: Fill oul the coupon
and send it in TODAY I
Franklin has established her first
one-way street. During ' the past
week motorists entering and leaving
the bus.ness section on Iotla street
have been greeted with new signs
located at the intersection of tliis
street with Main street at the court
house. These signs convey the in
formation that drivers turning out of
or into Main street are required to
keep the right of the two divisions
of Iotla street from the old Thomas
corner to the intersection of this
Street with Main.
This action thus makes each of the
two parts of Iotla street one-way
from the old Thomas corner to their
intersection with Main. r. ,
In several cases, we are informed,
the meaning of these signs has been
impressed with a small fine.
Macon County Summer
School Opened Monday
The summer srhool for teachers in
the Macon county , sshools opened
Monday morning at the school build
ing in Franklin, with an enrollment
of 35. This school will run for six
weeks and will, give the usual courses
for teachers of the elementary
Standards for entrance to the Sum
mer schoot are higher this year than
those of foregoing years, the mini
mum rcqhirement for all teachers
sot holding certificates being the
completion of 4 years of high school
work. ' This action will automatically
raise the educational standard ,of
teachers in the rural schools, and will
improve the quality of work done by
the teachers in these schools.
.The summer school this year , is
ittub r the direction of Mrs. "S. L,
I Franks who is r.ssUted by Miss Helen
'Lurch and Miss Kilgore. ....