KEY CT OF TH2 MOUNTAINS
FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1925
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Macon County Progressive
Club Plans To Entertain
Several Hundred August
28 at Tabernacle.
To celebrate the. opening of the
i r t- 11' 1 1 - ' :
line the Macon County Progressive
dub will sponsor a meeting to be
held at the tabernacle in Franklin on
August 28th. Arrangements have al
ready been made whereby hundreds
will be entertained. Invitations to
various Chambers of Commerce in
cities and towns in four states have
been sent out. The replies so far re
ceived indicate that people are coming
by the hundreds. .
Many prominent men have ex
pressed their willingness to speak on
this occasion. Among these speakers
will be Commissioner of Revenue R.
A. Doughton of Raleigh and Judge
Thad Bryson of Bryson City. The
latter will, talk on the impoitance of
a National Park in the Grenl Smoky
A uy large delegation , from ! At
lanta will be present. Also each town
on the Atlanta- Franklin -Asheville
highway will send representatives. ,
After the exercises at, the tabernacle
the assembled multitude will be driven
to'the site of the power .dnv'tq-'see.
Franklin's , great -municipal '. under
taking. Other points of interest in
and near Franklyi will also be visited.
RESULTS OF BIG
Great Throngs Attend Each
Service People From All
Southern and the Middle
Western States Here.
The ten day revival meeting con
ducted by Dr. George W. Truett of
Dallas, Texas, and Dr. F. C, McCon
nell of Atiarta, Ga., will come to a
close Sunday night, puring the past
week there ';ave been two (.crvices
daily, Dr. McConnell preachiriar in the
morning and Dr. Truett at ny,)t
the Past several days thousands' of
people from all of the Southland and
from states as far West as Missouri
and Texas have been present at each
service to hear these eminent divines i
expound the old time gospel in such
a manner that even a" child can un-
derstand. ' ' ,
The simple and profound faith of
these great preachers has touched re
sponsive cords in the hearts of the
thousands -who have listened.
THE IOTLA HIGH SCHOOL
OPENS SEPTEMBER 7, 1925
The names of the teachers for the
coming term are as follows: Prof.
Wright, graduate of Wake Forest
college. Assistant High school teach
er, Miss Oliver, of Kalamazoo, Mui.
highly qualified for the position. Sixth
and seventh grades, Mrs. Theo Kiser
fourth atjd fifth grades, Mrs. Wade
Moody, first; seond and third grades
Rev. D. C McCoy.
Board ;can' be secured in private
homes and at dormitory at reasonable
-rates, . ' - -' ;- .;"
BISHOP HORNER TO
PREACH HERE SUNDAY
The Right. Rev. J. M. Horner, Bish
op of the , Diocese of Western North
Carolina will bfeftt St. Agnes.. Epis
copal church Sunday? August 23rd
The Bishojr ?wiUV be the celebrant ajt
"the early 'service at eight o'clock: and
will preach at the eleven o'clock ser
vice. At the eleven o'ejock service
the Bishop will administer the Apos
tolic Rite of Confirmation.? 'There will
be special InVsjciL . - - . :'
Come and worship with us. , '
Perry Hyatt Breaks Back
Last week while loading poles on a
car at the station Perry Hyatt fell off
the' partly loaded car and fractured
his spinal colums. The spinal cord
was cut, leaving him paralized from
the hips down. Dr. Angel immediately
operated and states that there is a
slight possibility that Mr. Hyatt will
partly regain the use of his legs. At
last accounts Mr. Hyatt was doing as
well as can be expected. ' ''.' '
Mr. Roy H. Holt from Detroit is;
visiting friends and relatives in Frank
lin, and Highlands, and expects to
stay three or four weeks and then
jeturn to Dctroi:.
The power lines from the dam site
to the mines of the General Mica &'
Clay company at Iotla bridge are now
reaoy lor me current. Mnes to sup
ply Franklin with electricity are also
completed to the 'distributing xenter
npar flip ritv limits. All inrliratimis
J10w 0jnt to the probability of cur-
rent1 from the municipal dam by Oc
tober 15th. It is indeed gratifying
to the citizens of the town to know
that they will not have to endure an
other season with insufficient power.
The person holding clock dial 12:29
P. M. please call and get your clock.
Franklin Pharmacy, i
, Mrs. J. D. Thomas of New York
is visiting relatives here
weeks. 1 ' '
Miss Lavinia Thomas, after attend- neighborhood of $20,000.
ing the summer school at Columbia1 Th yunS men believe in Frank
University, N. Y., has returned home. ns future to the extent of many
. : ' - ' hard iron men. Time and again each
Last Sundav while sittinar in a chair of them has bewailed the factMhat
at a local hospital Mrs. J. u. Ed
wards of Highlands died of heart,
failure. ' ' .
Mrs. A. L. McLean and two child
ren. Ralnh and Ruth, of Asheville are
visiting Mrs. McLean's mother, Mrs.1
W. A Ramsey of Iotla. . 1
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Mrs. Phiiip'' B!; . Marcus l and little
daughter . and Miss -Bessie Horn of
Richmond, Va., are visiting their par-
ents, iif. a'rid.Mrs. B; M. Horn.
Don't forget that twenty-five cent
purchases entitles, you to a coupon
on. the $15000 Radio Set at Smith's
Druj; Store. 'Ask for coupons,
A series of meetings 'will begin' at
Carson's ' Chapel next Monday night;
at f o'clock. The pastor. Rev, W. M,
Smith, will be assited by Revs. R.A.
Truitt and J.-W. Street. The public
is invited to attend.
MV. W. R. Sheppard and wife of At
lanta, Ga., are spending a short vaca,
tion'at Rogers Hall. Mr. Sheppard is
General Manager of sub-divisions with
the real estate firm of Smith & Ran-
kin and whiile here has cooperated
with his Sales Manaeer. Mr. F. W
Connell, in disposing of esveral lots
of , the Lake Emory prooperty.
Mr. E. S. Galloway has accepted a
position as salesman with Mr. F. W.
Connelll, Sales Manager of Smith &
Rankin: Mr. Galloway is meetiing
with great success as a salesman of
Lake Emory lots, having practically
closed trades for approximately $12,
000 worth of 'these lots.
Mr. Hardy Mitchell, who has- been
in feeble health for some time went
to the Angel hospital at Franklin last
week and had X-Ray pictures made
of his stomach and also a blood test
made fpon which basis he will re
ceive treatment At the insistancj of
some friends Mr. Mitchell made the
trip to the hospital and now he is
very grateful to them and expects to
get some permanent relief. Clayton
Tribune, Aug. 3. 1 "
Last week Mr, W. T. Lee of Florida
purchased from Mrs. Fred Johnston
the W. N. Allrhan farm on the Georgia
road about One mile south of Frank
lin. While the consideration was not
mentioned it is understood to be in
the neighborhood, of $2S,Q0Q. Mr. Lee
has not yet announced his plans rela
tive to, this property. .However this
farm is beatttifujy located for develop
ment purposes and the citizens of
Franklin hope to see Mr. Lee take
some action along) this line., : ; 1
Last Saturday a crowd estimated at
5J0O0 attended the sale of the Tom
Porter and J. S. Trotter proery on
the Georgia road in the outskirts o
Franklin. This property consisted, of
about six acr.cs ; divided; into 40 lots.
The sale, was conducted by the Home
Realty & Auction omany, R. A. Pat
ton, auctioneer. The
amounted to approximately' $7,000.
Mr. Dupree and others from Florida lin Furniture company, is to be corn
purchased the residence on this prop- mended for his generous help in fur-
Mr. C. L. Rowland' of Iotla drew the
tucky number and drove, away with
lite Ford roadster which was given
away tt-the sale. .
.Messrs. Jim Mann. Frank Mann and summer at Mars Hill, N. C, and Miss
Irwin Long recently purchased the : Ona Cowers of Springfield, Ga., are
Joiies farm on the Georgia, road about attending the Truett-McConnell meet
two miles from Franklin. .These men , ing. While here they will be encamp
now have plans under way for a big cd in the beautiful groove near the
development on their newly acquired
1 FOLKS in business to tay in
business must sooner or later get
down to the business of advertis
ing their business on a good busi
BIG REAL ESTATE
DEAL LAST WEEK
Local Syndicate Buys Lot
Near Court House known
, As Trotter Corner Will
Make Improvements. '
The Ij(tter part of last week a local
syndicate composed of S. R. Joines, J.
S. Conley, Sam L. Franks and Mark
Dowdle purchased the corner lot near
the court house known as the Trotter
corner where Mr. A. L, Epps and
others are now engaged in business.
tin "i . f ! I . . i'
wniue ine consideration was not di
vulged it is understood to be in the
there are a few old wooden buildings
on Main street evidently built from
the wreckage of Noah's Ark.' The
corner they jhave purchased contains
two or three of these old shacks. Will
these buildings . remain there? Ac-
cording to the latest dope such is not
the case. Let those who have a sen-
timental attachment, for these, old
land marks . view them longingly ' and
often -for their days are numbered.
Jtca, veruyi ineir lives nangetn Dy
a thread. ?' rernaps never again will
an aeroplane point its camera at the
topi of these; ancient structures. These
old buildings have, fought a good
fight, but they have run their race..
The Press was unable to learn just
what improvements are contemplated
but the site is a fine location for a
commercial hotel and a commercial
hotel it Franklin is .ipeacd beyond
all .things. . -
All High School Students to
Receive Instruction Under
New Plan in Franklin To
Opperate Bus Line.
Dr. J.. H. Highsmith, state inspector
of High schools with headquarters
at Raleigh, was here last week con
sulting with County Superintendent
M. D. Billings, relative to consolida
tion of the schools of the county in
so far, as pertains to high school
students. It is now planned to have
all the students of the county who are
prepared for , high school work re
ceive this instruction at Franklin. Due
to transportation problems this plan
will not include students from Nanta
liala township nor from the Highlands
section. . ,
' Prrvidcd yrerent plans materialu.r
the temporary school building 'it
Franklin will be repaired and placed
in excellent condition. Bus lines will
operateto bring students, from all
ections of the county exceptins as
above mentioned. A year wil prob
ably be required to put these, plant
into effect. By that time highways
leading into Franklin from all sections
of the county will be in good shape,
thus facilitating the utilization of bus
. r. ; ic t:"-isr.o! tmg the pupils to
-Dr. Highsmith expects to return to
Fran kin in the near future to co-operate
in perfecting the plans as outlined
Franklin Furnfture Co. ,
- Light Tabernacle
Due to .uncertainty of hower for
lighting purposes the4 Frankjiij Furni
ture company, local agents of. the
Deled Lighting company, installed a
nplrn svufptn at the tahprnarU . This
1 system is giving excellent results and
Mr. Humiicutt. manaeer of the Frank
nishing lights for the Truett-McCon-
ncil meeting, i ,'V 1
Mr. W. N. McCall. W N. McCall
Jr. and Miss Edelmira Robinspn of
Havana. Cuba, who are soendine the
, home of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Barn-
EAST MAIN ST.
Last Saturday the' 18-foot concrete
drive on East Main street was opened
to traffic. Within a few minutes after
the earth covering was removed scores
of cars were making use of this drive
as a short cut to the station. Some
refer to this hill as the "Ford Speed
way." However, observation con
vinces one that cars of all makes are
glad of the opportunity to use this
short outlet to Asheville and other
points east. Incidentally this ' im
provement has relieved the congestion
on Palmer street.
A Few Hours in Franklin '
It was our pleasure last .week to
gratify a desire of long standing, in
a visit to the progressive, cultHred city
of Franklin, N. C. This city is one
of the most progressive small cities
we have ever visited. Although smal
ler than Lavonia by some five hun
dred people it is going ahead with an
elaborate paving projept, a three hun
dred thousand dollar lake and power
development, improved water system,
and a city electric system."
The faith and progrss of these peo
ple will almost startle, even a progres
sive Georgian, This city is one of the
most cultured cities in the entire coun
try. It boasts of its people, and its
streets, and its climate, and its muon
tains, and its progress. Much promi
nence is being given in Franklin now
toward making a bigger summer re
sort of this city. Plans are being
made to sell building sites on the wa
terfront of the lake which will be
full and overflowing before the new
yea' arrives.; '' 1
Mrs. Burton was with us on the trip
and wc weie ordially treated by Mr.
and Mrs. Higdon, one 'of the families
wc kv.tw before going to Franklin.
Mr. Iligdon rook several hours away
from his business to show us not only
the city but the beautiful section
around Franklin. We found as editor
of the Franklin Press, Major Smith
Harris, a brother of Prof. C L; Harris,
former teacher at Lavonia. Major
Harris is alive to the interests of
their city and is pushing everything
for a bigger and better Franklin.
Much interest is being manifested
in Franklin in the approaching Truett
Revival which begins there on Au
gust the fourteenth and lasts till Au
gust '23rd. ... ,. . :
Franklin people are good people.
They are industrious, thrifty, progres
sive, honest, hospitable, cultured and
we wish more of them would move
to this, part of Georgia. Editor Jiush
Burton in Lavonia Times.
(Editor's Note : Franklin is duly ap
preciative of the many kind words of
Editor Burton. He and his family
have a standing invitation to return
to Franklin any time after November
1st to see, the most . beautiful lake in
J the southeast. " . . '
.As to our people moving to his sec
tion of the stat. we-just can't spare
them,' although Jwe do appreciate the
compliment in Mr. Burton's desire to
have some of our citizen$j However.
Franklin has room for thousands of
Georgians of the type of Mr. Burton
Rabun county recently let the con
tract to build a road from the North
Carolina line to Habersham county.
Uncle John Crawford Here
Uncle John Crawford of Clay coun-r
ty is the guest -of Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Crawford during the Truett-McCon-nell
meeting. Uncle John was; born
in Macon county years ago' arid
moved to Clay when 2o years of age,
He is exceedingly active for a man of
his years Those who do not know
Uncle John would estimate his age as
not over seventy-five.
During his visit to Franklin Mr.
Crawford is having a good time ex
changing reminiscences with his many
old friends. The history of Western
North Carolina since the earliest set
tlers came and since the Indians
roamed the mighty forest is an open
book to Uncle John. A history of
this section of the state, written by
him would be a valuable addition to
the library of any riia,n. .
Hundreds Gather at Site on
Property where Country
Club Will Be Built-Girls
Last Wednseday afternoon hun
dreds of Franklin citizens and visitors!
from other states gathered at the
proposed site of the Country club on
theLake Emory property to be pres
ent at the formal sales opening of
Lake Emory lots adjacent to the lake.
Colonel H. G. Mobertson acted ?.
tDsstmaster and inirodiKed the speak
ers or the .iftcriio-. n. The lollowing
named men adressed the assembled
crowd : Mayor. S. H. Lyle, Jr., Mr.
Lee Crawford Mr. Tom Johnston,
Mr. R. D. Sisk and Mr. W. R. Shep-
The speakers explained the object
of the gathering, gave a history of
the Lake Emory Development and
stressed the inmortance of all citizens
of Franklin co-operating with those
in charge of the sales of Lake Emory
Mr. Sheppard, general manager, in
charge of sales, announced that $60,000
worth of lots had already been sold.
A bevy of Franklin's most beautiful
girls served lemonade.
. The meeting was an enthusiastic
one and augurs well for the success
of the Lake Emory Development.
The local" company which recently
purchased from Mr: E. H. Franks 60
acres adjoining" the lake on Rabbit
creek sold this property first of the
week to Mr. W. R. Sheppard and as
sociates. According - to reports the
local company held this land thirty
days and made 100 per cent profit on
the sale. This sale is evidence of the
fact that land values in and near
Franklin ' are rapidly 1 approaching
Town and Local Light Co.
Reach No Agreement
Last Monday the town bord met
with representatives of the Franklin
Light & Power company to come to
some agreement concerning the pur
chase of the lines of the local com
pany, the company set a. price of
$20,000 on its lines, The board re
fused to consider this offer until ex
perts estimate the value of the lines
in question. Consequently the board
employed Robert& company of At
lanta to estimate the value of the
lines of the local company and also
the cost of new poles and lines. Until
Robert & company make their report
the deal for the power lines will re
main in'its present status. A member
of the town., board said., that, the
representative of the local light com
pany stated that its electric plant is
now yielding to its' owners a net in
come of between " $3,000 and $4,000
per year. ..'
- Bob Blaine Breaks Leg
While towing a large truck' to the
City Garage last Saturday the wreck
ing truck turned over on Bob Blaine
near the garoge resulting in a double
fracture ot the left leg?. fHe was im
mediately rushed to the hispital where
at last accounts Bob was getting along
Wreck on Street "
Last Friday a truck driven by
Arthur Pannell and a car with Law
rence Anderson, at the , wheel collided
on the corner near the Franklin Fur
niture company. NeHhef1 machine was
damaged to any considerable extent.
A young lady with Mr. Anderson va
Ivthrbwri from the car and slightly in
Mr .W. D. Reece ha$ returned from
Atlanta to which city h accompanied
his daughter, Mrs. ' Fred Waldroop
and. children Jast week end. While"
there Mr. Reece visited his sister, Mrs
Mary McDonald, whom he had not
seen for 20 years. ,
Mrs. Sam L. Franks who has been
teaching for a few weeks at the State
Normal school at Culowhee has re
turned to her home at Franklin. Her
hundreds of friends here are delighted
.to have her with them again.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Emerson 'and
children who have been spending a
vacation here left last Saturday for
' their home in Atlanta.