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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, JUNE lS, 1925
Two Dancers' From Spiker
Potter Group Special Fea
tureObtained at Great
Expense for this Ocasion.
As an extra special feature the Le
gion has secured two famous dancers
from the Spiker-Potter group to dance
iri 'Franklin the afternoon and the
evening of July 4th. The Spiker
Potter group is the most famous as
asciation of aesthetic and interpreta
tive, dancers in the entire south. Their
performances have been featured at
the biggest theaters in the country,
and everywhere they have- appeared
they have met with remarkable suc
cess. . ' . ;
Two o fthe brightest gems from this
-galaxy of stars 'come to Franklin for
your Fourth. These beautiful and
talented young ladies, Misses - Lucy
Mower and Gertrude .Kejlcy Lam
bright, were recently, featured for a
full page in the rotogravure section
of the Atlanta Constitution. To secure
such publicity, . their work could only
be of the ihghest order.
The Legion has been able to secure
these brilliant young dancers only
after the expenditure of much effort,
and a stiff monetary guarantee. .: Yet
they will ask an admission fee of only
50 cents. This will give everybody an
oppotrunityto witness a performance
which' will be really 'unique for Macon
county, and which will be of an order
of excellence rarely seen in a town of
this size, v , - . v .. ' ' '
If you have never seen real aesthetic
dancing, this is an Opportunity you
should not missi
Furthef announcement and pictures
of this special feature will appear in
the Press later.
PROF. W. H. CRAWFORD GOES
TO PLEASANT GARDEN
Prof. W. H. Crawford who for six
years has been superintendent of the
Franklin highschool has accepted a
position as superintendent of the
Pleasant Garden highschool. Pleasant
Garden is located six miles from
Greensboro in Guilford county. The
highschool at that place has been the
leading highschool in the state for
ten years. The institution is thorough
ly equipped, has 16 teachers and last
years graduated 43 students.
In view of the fact that Prof: Craw
ford will enter two sons in the Uni
versity next September he is ex
ceedingly fortunate in getting located
so close to the educational center of
the state. . . "
Mr. Hayes Snyder, 47, died at his
home near the roller mill early on the
morning of June 12. Mr. Snyder was
born at Bordensville, W. Va., but for
the greater part of his life had made
k North Carolina his home. He came to
Franklin, 15 years ago to assume the
position " as - superintendent of - the
power plant and roller mill which
rositinii he -filled with trc.ht until, the
day of !iis death.
In 1900 he married Miss Mamie
Phillips of Cherokee xcoun'.y."
Beyond doubt Mr. S:.ydcr was one
of the most popular - men in Macon
, county. His life's policy of a square
dcai to all with whom he had busi
ness dealings won him hundreds, even
'thousands, of friend". The parsing
bf i his good maif oan-i sorrOw in
the hearts of countless men andk wo
men. The remains were buried Saturday,
Rev. W. M. -Smith offinating at .the
funeral services. The Junior Order
had'chnge of the last riles.
Mr. Snyder is survived by his wife
and seven children. The community
cM'.'nds a full measu-c of sympathy j
to the bereaved family
Miss ; Nell Cunningham ' is home
from Berca College for the summer.
Macon County Club Is
Prominent At Cullowhee
(The, students of the Cullowhee State
Normal chdol , have organized into
county and sectipn clubs, of which
the Macon county club is one of the
most prominent. A wide range of
territoty is 'represented by these
clubs, including forty counties and
several states. The clubs were formed
with the purpose, of making campus
life more varied,, and in order that
the students from the same section
of , the country might become ac
quainted. Besides strictly social func
tions, the clubs will serve, several
purposes, such as conducting the
chapel exercises, staging athletic
meets, etc' The Macon county club
met recently and elected Miss Rose
Kodgers of Fanklin, N. C, president.
The members ''of the club are as fol
lows:. D. Arthur Allen, Eva Baird,
Elizabeth -Cabe, E.x N. Evans, Myrtle
Fulton, Mary Fulton, Nina Howard,
Kate -Muggins, L. Milton Hauser,
Beulah Jollay,' Helen Moses, Mary
Louise Porter, Elizabeth Rice, Rose
Rodgers; Cornelia Smith, Anna South
ard, Essie Cunningham.
WORK AT DAM
Thef Electrical Constructors
Compnay are Making Rap
id Progress on the Munic
Those who now visit ,the site of the
municipal power dam are astonished
at the atnount of "work" done since
April 3 when work started on the
camp. With the exception of two
small intervals concrete now stretches
entirely across the river. One section
of the dam is almost the required
height'. Concrete is rapidly being
poured on the others sections.
The crew is well organized and the
work is moving with clock like pre
cision. Exceptional weather conditions,
have enabled the engineers to make
more progress than was anticipated.
The foundation for the power house
is about ready , to receive concrete
while preliminary work on the sluice
way is nearly copiplete. Should no
bad luck intervene we may expect to
see the hugh dam nearingthe required
height within a few weeks.
Survey Lake Emory
Tlv engineers for the past few days
hjtfe been engaged in a typographical
survey of the Lake Emory holdings
on the east bank of th; liver. This
survey was completes1 last Wednes
day and the maps catr;od to Atlanta.
From the maps thus .submitted ex
perts (in subdividing prop.jr'y will lay
the section of land, ov.rcd by the
maps off into lots for sale, The prop
erty wll then be staked arid offered
Next week's Press will give com
plete details of this sale.. The peo
ple of Franklin may now look for
ward to an immense development on
the grounds adioinirg the lake. Not
only does this hold true of the Lake
Emory holdings but it also pertains
to lands in, the hands of private in
HAYWOOD FISHERMEN HERE
M. W. T. Denton and son, W. T.
Jr.; Mr. Arthur Green, son of post
master Green, and Mr Arthur Hyatt,
manager of the Piedmont hotel, all' of
Wayncsville, passed through Frank
lin Tuesday for White", Oak bottoms
on the Nantahaja where they had
spent a few days fishing. These gen
tlemen are evidently faihiliar with
the habits of Macon county fish since
they had several baskets' filled with
Rainbow and Speckled trout. Frank
Jin was glad to welcome these good
Wayncsville people and extends a
hearty invitation for. them to return
at any time
.Beautify the school grounds.
An Opportunity For Our Cit
izens To Ride the Upper
Elements Has Been Com
pleted. AH arrangements . have been com
pleted for an airplane in Franklin the
week of July 4th.. This plane will be
here for several days, definite an
nounement of which' will be made
later, and will take up passengers
for a small fee, probably' around $5.00.
You people who have wondered Jiow
this beautiful section of ours might
look from the clouds will now have
an opportunity to find out. Flights
will be made daily for se'veral days,
and on the Fourth the pilot will do
stunt -flying over and around Franklin.
You fellows who have exhausted
all the thrills to be had from a Ford
and . a mountain road, will have an
opportunity to explore a new field.
Try the upper reaches in an airplane,
and see if the old spine feels as sti!f
as it did before you went up. It won't
cost much, i and-Lord, how good ycu
feel when you get down again
Then think of all the tales you
can some day tell your grandchildren
about n ! '-'--
Wilson Construction Com
pany Making Progress-
Road Open From Georgia
Line to Riverside.
The Wilson Construction company,
beyond doubt the equal of any road
builders in the state, continues to
make rapid progress with the con
struction worq on the Georgia road.
One crew is wprking with Prentiss
as a base while the other crew is based
on Franklin. Should weather .con
ditions remain as favorable as they
have been since April 1st it is ex
pected that the Georgia mad will be
compitted by August first and opened
for traffic shortly thcreahcr.
Assistant County Agent
The Federal and State Governments
are sending a special representative
here to act as assistant county agent
for three months. At this particular
time of the year the work of the coun
ty agent is extremely heavy. An as
sistant is badly needed and the county
is to be congratulated on getting a
man whose salary is paid by the
national and state governments.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Reid
of Detroit on May 14th a fine boy,
George, Jr. This young arrival is the
grand son of Mn H. L. Anderson.
Mr. Anderson's friends now have the
reaspn for his proud step during the
past month. ;
HAZELWOOD TRIMS FRANKLIN
In spite of the fact that Dick Jones
Jlstruck out 14 batters and. gave up
only four hits Hazelwood beat the
Franklin team last Saturday 14, to 4.
With such pitching as this something
must have been radically wrong with
the other eight amateurs who com
pose the Franklin team. Quite a num
ber of' the Franklin team are very im
pressionable and it is presumed that
the side lines must have held some at
tractions for the Franklin boys; .
Hauser, brother of
"Jimmy," is home
Salem, to spend the summer in Frank
lin. Mr, Paul Newman who has bccn
attending the . University of' North
Carolina is now in Franklin to spend
the summer vacation with his parents.
WHAT MAKES SMALL
To Ivl ajor Harris, '
The Franklin Press.
Recently ycur Town Fahcrs drafted
an ordinaii. .'when by they gave
power to the Police to separate each
and every offender from. One Dollar
if they left their car in one place for
over thirty minutes in what is. called
the'.. restricted 'parking space on the
mam Mrett. The sam Town Fathers
bouued your town for Time Hundred
Thousand Dollars, whereby they in
curred an obligation 'hat makes the
taxpayers pay Fifty DclUrs interest
each day and you the li t payer still
hive a Three Htt:d-i1 Inausand Dol
kir debt which is i l'tn against your
u.' )'.v is it the idea of the City Fath
ers to pay the interest' on its bonded
ui'lelv'tdriei-s by- creating in the minds
of those who visit your -town either
as a reset or on bjsiness that they
are iiot welcome and your iown keeps
a -man to stay on the t-hady side of
the st-rtet who pulls out his watch
leans aj.rain;t a tree until Visitor
scpntLd thirty minutes in the stores
a: d at tiie Kanie time is spending his
money with your merchants and when
Mr. Ont-of-Tow.i man returns to his
car he is accosted 'by' Mr.' Town Sep
arator who defands a Dollar? Pro
gress cannot thrive where pussilana
mctts tactics are employed At the
time that 1 left my car for over the
al'.oted lime on yOut busy street I
Wi'i waiting to complete a long dis
t&iu'i call that would possibly result
in' securing a factory for this town
giving it an additional pay roll and
consuming about two hundred horse
power. Now actions like I experi
enced' today ' not only discourages
visitors to your town'but Capital con
siders acts of this nature as little and
I think the time ripe for the people
of Franklin to consider that the petty
larceny method of its ordinance, is
serious, and' if the town ever intends
to be a manufacturing town as it
should be and can be if its destinies
are properly directed, you the tax
payer must demand this, for you in
good will and faith are paying for a
dam and power plant but this can and
will not sell itself. It must be sold to
the public and to users of current, but
men who can do your town a real
service, you panhadle him for a Dol
lar if he spends oyer thirty minutes
on mission that would mean hun
dreds of dollars monthly, to your
town. Keep up this method and there
will be no cars on your streets or
money in your Town Chest to pay a
Sherlock to run visitors and manufac
tories from your town.
Personally I am responsible for the
investment of over a Hundred and
Fifty. Thousand Dollars in this county
and the (nterprises started by me
employ over forty people daily. !
don't care for the loss of the Dollar,
but I do care about the town and
have its welfare- as a manufacturing
center at heart. Visitors and capital
should be welcomed into your.town
with a spirit of good fellowship and
shown the . wonderful resources ; of
your town and county as the future
manufacturing, center of Western
North Carolina. Franklin could, in
one years time boast of it's pottery
with wares made from clays from its
own connty. It v could point out to
the public with pride at its roofing
giants, all run by the power from the
town'? , generating plant and the
source of all raw materials from its
own mints. I wish further to state
the petty larceny town laws is what
make Small Towns Smaller. !
,' G. C. Dugas.
Canto'n is coming over Saturday to
cross bate with the Franklin team.
Canton has a good team and Frank
lin's aggregation of ball tossers. arc
rather a nifty , bunch themselves.
Consequently a fine game is cxpecled.
Turn onf and root Fr-inklm to victory.
Franklin's Own Stars Will
Put On Funny Farce-Comedy
Miss McFadden Here
On July 3rd, at 3:00 o'clock in the
afternoon and at 8:00 o'clock in the
evening, .Franklin's'., own dramatic
stars will take a shot , at name and
fame. We seriously doubt if any will
hit, or even approah, the mark still,
we arc going to believe in the effort
fifty cents worth. . "
Mainly because of the director and.
coach.. The Legion Committee has
secured the services of Miss Louise
McFadden. of South Caroilna, to put
a farce-comedy on at the court house
fpr this occasion. Miss McFadden
has had wide and successful experi-'
encc as a dramatic coach and director.'
She has' put it across even where they'
produced a shakier brand of talent,
than that possessed, by our local
actors and actorines, hence we are,
putting our shekels down on thei
young lady from South Carolina. -
The name of this free bus to the
land of fame is "A Poor Married
Man," which, of course, has no special
significance since the same might be'
truthfully said of every married man.
However, they do say this particular
play is . actually ' . funny although,,
from a consideration of the title, one
would naturally expect a tragedy.
The cast of characters include, the.
following possessers ofT that small,
bright flame yclept genius: '
Misses May Hunnicutt, Virgiiiia
Farnaxa.Mj: mitl . Harris, and
Mesrs. Gdmfei'. Crawford, George
Johnston, Robert Johnston,' and two
other victims yet to be sentenced.
Judge for yourself. We, personally;
expect ;pf have seat on the front
row. Others, who may! not be' able
to stand so ' much . punishment, cia
find seats further back in the house.
And if you find you' can't stand it at
all, drop by the ticket-taker oh your
way ont, and he'll give your money
That ought lo be fair enough.
Keep the dates in mind: Friday
afternoon, July 3rd, at 3:00 o'clock;
and Friday night,, July 3rd, at 8:0(
o'clock. The tax will be only 50 cents'
per head. Babies in arms exempt.
By the way, this is a part of the
Atlanta Preacher Wounded
While Cleaning Rifle at
Camp On Chattahoochee
While cleaning his rifle Thursday
night at a camp on the Chattahoochee
river, Dr. Caleb A. Ridley, of SO West
Twelfth itreet, pastor of the Third
Baptist church, was wounded in the
est by the accidental disharge of
the weapon. (
The. minister was carried to Grady
hospital ' wiere he received medical
aid. The , bullet entered between two
ribs and physicians deeded to ! wait
until today before probing for it.
His condition is not considered se
Dr Ridley in company wtih his
brother, Coley Ridley was on a camp
ing tripand had intended to go hunt-.
ing 'tvJay. it was' stated.
After receiving medical, aid he was
al'.Mved to no home, but will return
to the ho;pital today Atlanta Con-'
Mr fetid Mrs. E. K. Cu'T.iugham and
daughter, Margaret, left for Bristol
and Coeburn, Va. last week to spend
some time with friends and relatives.