FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1925
GREETINGS AND WELCOME. TO HOME-COMERS
To Its Former Citizens
PLAY A SCREAM
Macon County's Own Actors
Will Amuse You Nobody
Allowed Who Can't Laugh
Its a Side-Exerciser.
Folks, you'll be surprised!
Two, weeks ago, when I told you
about that local talent comedy, "A
Poor Married Man," which they are
showing at the Court house the after
noon and evening of July 3rd, I hoif
estly didn't expect much. And, as I
recall my newspaper article, just
about said so,
P.ul things have changed!
The other night I slipped in the
.back door, and watched a rehearsal.
By George,. I couldn't believe my own
actors of ours are good. Darned
. , The thing's funny, really side-splitting,
rip-snorting, roaringly funny!
Even if it has got the title it lias.
And they do it well, local talent or no
local talent. I've paid two dollars a
slict for much worse in t tie cities. "
I'm going to . tell yoj v.'bere the
credit belongs. That young lady from
South Carolina, Miss Louise McFad
den. who is directing and coaching
this thing,-is the miracle back of the
w,hole proposition. Howshe did it
is a "mystery to this poor, benighted
ink slinger, but done it she has. For
these local actors, really act; they are
absolutely natural, and they are
scrcamin?lv funnv. You are coins'
to enjoy this show, no matter how you
may feel before you get there be
cause you can't help it! - '",''
Of course she fired Gilmer Crawford
and George Johnston off the cast the
first crack of the gun naturally that
helped some. Then she got in touch
with Ed Carpenter and Joe Moore
and, believe me, those boys are going
to open your eyes. I know, for , I
sneaked in on a rehearsal. Then,
there are. Edwiua Dalrymple, Virginia
mitti Pthpr Wallace and Wattip
Brendle and not one of them would
fail to make the grade on Broadway
if she appeared there tonight in "A
Poor Married Man." That may sound
extravagant, but remember I peeked
tivrougn a cracic. l am not trying to
forget Paul Carpenter red-headed
Paul and Robert Wallace who's a
better actor than his dad, and that's
going some for they are distinctly
there with their-end of the show.
folks, as I chirruped at the start oi
this classic article, you'll be surprised!
Below you will find the complete
cni oi cnaracters ana 3ynopis: ,
Billy Blake, Mr. Paul Carpenter. '
Rosalind Wilson, - Miss Virginia
. Jupiter Jackson, Mr. Robert Wal
lace; ' '
Mrs. Iona Ford, Miss Edwina Dal
.. Zoie, Miss Esther. Wallace.
Prof. John B, Wise, Mr. Joe Moore.
' Dr. Matthew Graham, Mr. Edgar
June Graham, Miss Hattie Brendle.
Place: A small college town. .
Time : The present.
: "Act" 1 The living room "of Prof.
Wise's bungalow. Flail to the bride.
Act 2 The same. Too much mother-in-law!
. Act 3 The same. Two years later.
After the. storm,
1IIC1C Will UC t WU fJVMUt UlCLIilCd KJl
a Jroor warned Man,, tne atternoon
of July 3rd. at 3 :00 o'clock, and the
night of the 3rd, at 8:30. - Both per
formances at the Court house. Ad
mission, SO cents for everybody.
wvi uinc Ull UUIC 1UC 1IUU9C Will
. Te crowded, and no lady over sixteen
: years old will be allowed to sit in her
escort's lap. J -
- Folks, for the third, last and most
emphatic" time, you'll be surprised?
EMERSON AND STAMFORD HERE
Last Friday and Saturday Mr. C. L.
Emerson, vice-presidcjit of Robert &
company, Atlanta, and Mr. Stamford,
electrical expert of this company were
in Franklin inspecting the work at the
dam. Both Mr. Emerson and Mr.
Stamford ex-pressed themselves as de
lighted with the progress of the work.
It is confidently believed that, wit
continued good weather, the contrac
tors will finish pouring concrete of
the dam proper, .by early in August.-'
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LUCY MOWER AND GERTRUDE KELLEY LAM BRIGHT, who will
dance at the Court House Saturday. v
This Feature Is Attracting
Much Comment Over the
County Record Attend
Everybody is talking about the dan
cers. No attraction of this nature
has ever before been brought to!
Franklin, so many of our people are
going to see something entirely new
to them. Real aesthetic dancing is
an art requiring years of painstaking
study and practice. The interpretation
of music and nature through graceful
postures ot nature's supreme work of
art, the human "body, is a simple mat
ter neither in conception nor attain
ment. Yet the two charming young
ladies who will be ai-the Court house
on the Fourth have been eminently
successful as interpretative dancers.
Their artistry has been praised by the
newspapers and critics wherever they
have befii seen.
In a word, they are pood.
In the Franklin Pharmacy show
window is a large placard showing
some of the figures you will see when
these two gifted dancers come .to
Look at this placard.
If you were in New York today you
couldn't find anything better in the
dancing line. And that is a simple
statement of a simple fact.
There will be two performances,
both at the Court house, July 4th. The
first performance is 3:00 o'clock in the
afternoon; the second, 8:30 at night.
Many of the numbers will be changed,
so you will see something new at
each performance. The admission
will be SO cents for everybody.
V Big Chicken Sale
On the 2 4thof June County Agent
Arrendale held the 12th co-operative
sale in car lots in Macon county with
in the past two years. Before these
co-operative sales were started farm
ers took whatever theycould get for
their poultry. '. Now they receive the
market price. It is estimated that
County , Agent Arrendale has. saved
the farmers of( the county at least
$6,000 on these 12 cars.
The last car carried 9573 pounds of
potiltrv out of the countv and left '.
$J.376.49 ,in the hands of the farmers!
in payment. ... ' ... - "'I
the County Extends
Smith & Rankin, a Big Real
ty Firm of Atlanta, Ga.,
In Charge of the Sale of
The Lake Emory company has
placed the sale of their holdings in
the hands of Smith & Rankin, real
tors of Atlanta. The survey of the
lands of this company on the east
bank of the river has been completed
It is understood that Smith & Rankin
will offer these lots for sale in the
On top of the hill just east of the
dam a hotel site has been reserved.
From this site one gets a magnificent
view of the lake and adjacent hills
wifh the towering peaks of the Blue
Ridge and Nantahalas in the distance
It is difficult "to, imagine a more
beautiful location for a hotel than the
one proposed. Lake Emory also has
suitable grounds near the hotel site
for a golf course.
During Home Coming Week Smith
and Rankin will have several salesmen
here to show the. home comers and
others visitors the lots which will be
placed on sale within a week or two.
CREAMERY. MAN HERE
Last Friday Mr. Hans Broby, man
ager of the Carolina Creamery com
pany, Asheville, came to Frapklin in
the interest of a creamery he proposes
to build here. Mr. Broby left money
in a local bank to pay for a lot for
the proposed creamery.. He also left
plans and specifications for the cream
ery building 'with Mr. Zeb Conley.
Mr. Broby also employed an attorney
to get cleaf titles to the lot jon which
the creamery will stand. As soon as
this is accomplished work will begin
on the . building, machinery will be
shipped in and "; installed .when the.,
building is ready. . ,
Due to the fact that the lot on which
Mr. Broby wants "to build his cream
ery is located in a residential section
it is understood that there is sonic
objections on the part of some to this
location as a creamery site. It is not
known whether or not such objections
will result in the selection of another
site. -'" t;''
Shipped Many Cars Since
Jan. 1 Considerable Pay
Roll Enlarging Plant to
The General Mica &.Clay company,
operating a kaolin and mica mine at
Iotla bridge, while now a great pro
ducer of mica and clay, is enjarging
its plant so as to triple its present
capacity. The new buildings will be
completed and the machinery installed
and in operation by July 15th.
Within the past five months; this
company has shipped 890 tons of
kaolin and ground mica from the
station at Franklin. The kaolin,
washed and ready for the manufac
turer, is used in the pottery trade and
in making fine china ware and tiling.
Ground mica is used for many pur
poses such as making prepared roof
ing; automobile tires,, paints and va
rious other products. The dry grind
ing method is used in preparing mica
for the market.
With the additions to the present
plant in operation the General Mica
and Clay company expects to-ship at
least 10,000 tons of mica and clay to
the markets each year, posibly con
Since January 1st this company has
paid the farmers of Macon county for
wood $2,600, for hauling $1,500 and as
On December 1st, this year, the
General Mica & Clay company will
begin the use. of electricity instead
of steam for power purposes, it hav
ing contracted with the city of Frank
lin for $3,710 worth of current per
year.: As -a matter of fact the com
pany will use probably twice this
The company owns an entire moun
tain of clay and mica a seemingly
inexhaustible supply. Mr. D. D. Rice,
the superintendent and general man
ager, is very optimistic for the future.
In Macon county there are many
other similar mines either developed
or awaiting development. "
With cheap electrical power, a
plentiful supply of raw material clay
and mica with abundant labor, it
would appear that Frajoklui or near
vicinity is the logical place for factor
ies to utilize these products in making
finished .articles for the markets.
Those interested in this line of en
deavor are'Vofdially invited to visit
Macon. "and investigate this matter
Last Saturday while Mrs. LewisR.
Tilson of Cullowhcc and Misses Mary
Louise Porter, Eva Baird and Cora
Mock of Concord were driving to
Franklin from Cullowhee a ground
hog disputed the right of way. Mrs.
Tilson stopped the car and held ser
ious converse with her companions as
to whether or not they would let Sir
Groundhog live. However, visions of
roast groundhog, potatoes and gravy
finally prevailed. v The occupants of
the car got out and gathered unto
themselves many stones of . various
sizes; colors, shapes and weights.
Hands, laps, hats were filled with
rocks until soon enought were on
hand to break the Hindenfcurg inel. .
The groundhdg, seeing stern deter
mination written on the countenances
of these female Nimrods, decided to
:tek the hoh f "om which he came tn
February 2nd. So deciding he imbled
off down the mountain amid a shower
of stones. A lucky throw, for which
all participants claim the honojb took
brother groundhog on the burr of the
ear and "rocked" him to sleep. .
With screams of delight inter
mingled with yelps of fear the poor
animal which had trusted human na
ture too far was placed in the car by
the victorious legion and was finally
carried back to Cullowhee where a
threat celebration was held in his
The Press and the county extend
to all former Macon county citizens
who have made Home Coming Week
the occasoin for renewal of old friend
ships the heartiest greeting and the
sincerest welcome. Of course the
welcome the Press extends cannot
equal in any way the welcome of loved
ones and the friends of former days.
Nevertheless we are all glad to have
you here again glad of your oppor
tunity to see again the old mountains
glad especially that you are. here on
this particular occasion so that you
may sfe the progress the old county -
has made in your absence. '.
While here you must not fail to
visit the dam now under construction.
See this great handiwork of man and
get a vision of what it means to the
future of the county. Remember that
the dam now being built is only a
beginning. It is estimated that there
are over 200,000 horse power of hydro
electrical energy now going to waste
in Macon county. As the years go by
this potential power will be harnessed
and put to use. Great lakes , will be
j rmeo snd around their shores will
nestle summer homes and magnifi
cat tourist hotels. .
In view of the vast posibilities that .
now exist in Macon it is suggested
that our home-comers investigate
the advisability of returning perman
ently to their native county. Pros
pects for an increased and continued
prosperity appear exceedingly bright.
The opportunities are here will you
take advantage of them?
While Macon will welcome wi.th
open arms good citizens from every
where the cdtinty is particularly anx
ious to have with her again the former
citizens who have gone out into the
world seeking opportunities that did
not then e,xist in their native county.
EAT AT LEGION
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Three Stands For Public's
Convenience Miss Esther
Moody, Graduate . in Do
mestic Science in Charge.
Eat at the three American Legion'
Lunch Stands during the third and
fourth of July. Jhey will be on the
Square, the only ones on the Square
and they will serve, every thing yoa
need or crave.
Sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, pics,
cakes and dainties coffee4 cold drinks
and good old-fashioned lemonade.-
Likewise ice cream galore. -
Patronize these stands in preference
to all others. The Legion boys are
putting on this celebration to give
you a good time. Every cent cleared
will be added to the World War Me
morial Fund used to build a fitting
memorial for the fifteen brave Macon
county boys who sacrificed' their lives
for the rest of us on the shell-swept
fields of France." .
Eat at those three Legion Stands.
They will serve the best food, at the
most moderate prices and your mon
ey will go into a cn-.ise that is more
Stand by us July 3rd and 4th!
Extensive preparations are being
made in Franklin, seat of Macon coun
ty, for a home coming celebration to
be held on July 4. The American
Legion post is. in., charge of arrange
ments, and to develop interest in the
program, the Franklin .Press, S. A.
Harris, editor .issued a souvenir edi
tion this week. The edition has'28
pages, filled .with interesting news
and facts concerning Franklin $nd
Macon county. There are pictures
of prominent ' industries, and good
roads leading into Franklin.
liforts are being made by rive com
mittees to interest former residents
in returning to Franklm for this oc
casion, and already, according to the
Press; hundreds, of n spouses have;
?.:cn received. Asheville Times.'