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FRANKLIN, N. C. FRiDAY, AUGUST 28, 192S
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COMES TO END
The Truett-McConnell meeting last
ing ten clays came to an end last Sun
day night. It is estimated that be--tween
60,000 and 70,000' heard Dr.
Truett i and Dr. McConnell preach
during the meeting. Thousands of
people from outside Macon ounty at
tended the services, some coming
from ris far west as the Pacific coast.
The local Baptist are well pleasci'
wi'.h the results of the mect.ng.
A CORRECTION :
.Last week the Press carried a news
article stating that the Franklin Light
& Power company had offered to sell
their lines to the town for $20,000.
The amount should have been stated
Mr. W. T. Potts of Highlands was
a pleasant visitor? to Franklin last
week end. . ......
Mrs. J.. S. Floyd and son from Ar
cadia, Fla., are guests at the Franklin
Mr. Weaver Landrum of Daytona,
Fla., is visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. P.
Mr. E. G. Watkins is vistiing Mr. W.
P. Landrum istead of Mr. W. P. Mc
Guire as stated in last week's Press.
Mr. Tom Angel has bought a big
fourteen passenger bus for use on the
Frauklin-Bryson City tun.
Dr. and Mrs. Chas. M. Mashburn of
Atlanta were in Franklin for the week
Miss Frances Stanley of Jackson
ville is spending some time with her
friend, Mrs. Dot Ainsworth, at Sum
Dr. White, pastor of the First Bap
tist church at Miami, and Mrs. White
are the guests of Mrs. Dot Ainsworth
at Summer Hill.
Miss Kate Williamson who teaches
in the Atlanta city shools has been
spending some time with her sister,
Mrs. F. W. Connell.
Mr. W. E. Allfathcr of Black Moun
tain was apleasant visitor to Franklin
first of the week. Mr. Allfather was
investigating the price of power with
o view to establishing an electric
bakery at Franklin. .
This week Mr. J.' J. McKenna of
Chicago, an executive of the Western
Electric company, has been inspecting
the local plant of tht organization in
Franklin. Mr. McKenna was well
pleased with the work the local plant
is doing under the management of Mr.
J. W. Roper. ,
Mrs. Thomas M. Scawell and daugh
ter, Anne, and Miss Mary Lee Mor
gan of Titusville, Florida, have been
spending some time at the Junaluska
Inn. Mrs. Seawell is Mrs. F. W. Con
nell s fistcr.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank W, Connell
have just had as their guests Mrs.
Connell's parents, Mn and Mrs. L. P.
Williamson of Leesville, S. G, who are
high in their praise of Franklin and
The clock that is to be given away
stopped at 12:29 P. M. The person
holding dial with that time please call
and get the clock, otherwise after the
1st of September the nearest gets it
which is 12:28. Franklin Pharmacy.
A large delegation from Sylva, ar
rived at Franklin last Friday to inter
view Dr. George W. Truett with a
view to perssuading him to hold a
meeting at Sylva next summer. The
Press was unable to learn the results
of the iinterview. ,
Mr. Lrr.nie PullUm, wifs?, ch'Idrn.
fatlifr anr?. mother from Cleveland.
Ohio, are visiting friends in Franklinr
and ueiiity. Mr. PttUiam is a former
resident of Macon county. While in
' t Puss office Mr. Pulliam took oc
tas on to piaise the roads of Western
North Ct rolinai It is his iutentio-i
to build a 'summer camp on the head
'vater's of the Nantahala and to rc
turn to his home county as often as
Last Sunday at St. Agnes Episcopal
church Bishop J. M. Horner of Ashe
viile preached to a large and appre
Honor Roll Holly Spring3
School For First Month
First grade ITallic Cabe. Nina Deal,
Dewey Elliott, Charles Ferguson, Cecil
Tallcnt, Nellie Guffey,
Second ' grade Tommie Cowair't,
Roy Franklin, Edith Roper, Namie
GulTey, Pauline Elliott.
Third grade Harvey Cabe, Helen
Crisp, Wayne Franklin, Emmie El
liott.. Fourth grade Edna Roper.
Fifth grade-Frank Elliott, Eula El
liott. Sixth grade Fred Early, Mamie
Fish, Edith Crisp. '
Seventh grade Catherine Amnions,
Elwood Cabe, Aston Deal, Theo. El
liott. Eighth grade Harold Cabe, Mary
Rev. A. C, Gibbs, pastor of the
Methdoist church at Canton, will, as
sist in a . series of services at the
Methodist church beginning the sec
ond Sunday in September. Mr. Bibbs
is a native of Western North Carolina
and has made good in the ministry.
He is a successful pastor and a good
preacher. He comes at this time to
fill an engagement of several months
The Boy Scout troop from Hayes
ville visited Franklin last week to at
tend the Truett-McConnell meeting.
While here these boys entered a swim
ming contest with, the Franklin Boy
Scouts, the latter winning. A fire at
the camp of the Hayesville Scouts
burned all their possessions except
the clothing worn by them at the
Mr. Chas. Renner, father of Mrs.
W. A. Rogers, died at Dalonega, Ga.,
Sunday, August 16th. His remains
were, carried to Cornelia and embalm
ed. Mrs. Rogers accompanied the
body to Canton, Ohio, where the re
mains were interred. Mrs. Rogers
will take this opportunity to visit rela
tives at Canton for two or three
Three members of the town board
and the mayor of Mars Hill visited
Franklin last week to study Frank
lin's water supply system. They were
mucli pleased with what they saw and
left 'with the intention of installing a
similar system at Mars Hill."
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. R. Kimsey of
Ettov.ah, Tciin.. are visiting relatives
n Franklin and vicinity. Mr. Kimsey
was reared in Macon county but left
here more than 40 years ago, spend
ing io years in the west and then
moved to Tennessee wheie he has
since resided. He is, a thorough be
liever in. this section of the state and
talks entertainingly of its possibilities.
Attorney Dover Fouts, son of Dr.
and Mrs. Fouts, is attending court
here this week. Mr. Fouts' law part
ner,. Attorney E. F. Watkins, is also
present. Mr. Watkins is no stranger
to the people of Macon who. are al
ways glad to see him.
Mr. T. W. Alexander, state fire; com
missioner for the western district
with headquarters at Asheville, is
here this week endeavoring to perfect
an organization for fire prevention in
the forest of the county. The nation
al and state governments are o-opef-
ating in this work. Various plans are
used to get the necessary funds. One
of these plans consists of each land
owner paying an annual fee of one
cent per acre. The amount is matched
by the government and thus a nice
sum is accumulated with which to
fight fires, Mr. Alexander states, that
most land owners are glad to avail
themselves of the opportunity of con
tributing this small amount in order
to get fire protection. Of course there
are other funds which can be made
available in emergencies.
The girls from Camp Taukeetah
and Camp Nikwasi were entertained
Wednesday by Mr. and Mrs. F. W.
Connell and Mr. and Mrs. Pearce.
This entertainment consisted of an
auto trip to the dam and Lake Emory
property. Delicious refreshments
were served at the site chosen for the
Country Club. Thee girls, announced
themselves as delighted with what
they" saw, many of them never hav
ing been to the dam sit.e before.
Mr. George Wurst has optioned the
"reafer portion uf the Frank T. Smith
home lots. The portion optioned
faces both Iotla street and Harrison
Franklin, Aug. 21 Last April the
Electrical Constructors company of
Charlotte began work on ' Franklin's
big municipal power dam designed by
the ' engineering firm of Robert and
company of .Atlanta.
Tlie ef lit-: ' Called for completion
of the darr by March 1, 1926. Due to
vi excellent .' weather for the past
.several months the engineers now
agree that current from the new dam
will be available by October 15 of this
This dam will form a beautiful lake,
live and one-half miles long. The wa
ters of the lake will extend well up
into the city limits. The dam is. being
built I'cross the Little- Tennessee river
three mies below Franklin. When
the dam is completed this river with
its tributaries will furnish approxi
mately seven miles of water for boat
ing and fishing purposes.
Three electrical units are planned
for the power house, two of which
will be installed' immediately and the
third when the need for more power
arises. Two units will produce 1500
horsepower. The fact that Franklin
is soon to have plenty of hydro-electric
power has resulted in numerous
inquiries from men who contemplate
establishing industrial , enterprises
This power in connection with the
lake that is soon to be a part of the
city limits has resulted in great activ
ity in real estate in and around Frank
lin. Within the past week several
large city lots have changed hands
while many farms near town suitable
for development purposes have been
sold to citizens of Florida.
Several developments are underway
along the lake front. Among these is
the property of the Lake Emory om
pany. This company's holdings con
sist of 600 acres on both sides and
commanding a view of the Jake. Two
hundred acres of the Lake Emory
property on the east side of the river
have been divided into' half-acre lots
which are now on sale.
F. W. Connell, sales manager, has
been in Franklin several weeks super
vising preparations for the sales, of
these lots to the public. The formal
opening of Lake Emory lots took
place lasf Wednehday at the site
chosen for the Country Club. Approx
imately. 3000 people -attended this
opening laid were served with re.
freshments. Even before the formal
opening Mr. Connell had disposed of
$60,000 worth of lots to persons from
seven different states. - .
The opening of the concrete road
from Franklin to the Georgia line has
resulted in a great, influx of tourists
to Franklin. ' '
Mr. and Mrs. George Wurst of
Orlando, Fla., are spending a vacation
in Franklin. So delighted are these
good people with our little city, they
have decided to invest in Franklin
property. Consequently on last
Wednesday Mr. Wurst purchased
from Mr.' Sam Franks the northeast
corner lo't at the junction of Main
street and Harrison Avenue.
It is Mr. Wurst's intention to build
a 40 room hotel on his newly acquired
holdings. In conversation with a
Press representative Mr. Wurst stated
that he will not be able to begin work
oh the hotel before the first of the
All of Franklin extends a glad wel
ome to Mr. and Mrs. Wurst and
wishes for them much success in thfcir
Dr. Pearce Resigns
Dr. Alvah Pearce has resigned his
position as prescription clerk at
Smith's drug store. Dr. Pearce has
been a fixture at Smith's drug store
for a number of years and nv well
seem rather odd to his many friends
not to find him there in the future.
However, indoor work was working
serious injury to Dr. Pearce's health
so he resigned and has accepted a
position as salesman with Mr. F. W.
Connell who is managing the sales
campaign of the Lake Emory proper
ty. The pleasing personality of Dr.
Pearce wilj no doubt be of much help
to him as a salesman of real estate.
The Press predicts for him great suc
cess in his new line of endeavor.
Mrs. I. T. Smith of Shawnee, Okla.
is visiting her father, Mr. W. C. Sand
ers on Middle creek, Mrs. Smith was
reared in Macon county and this is
her fint .visit to the home folks in 23
'resident Atlanta Chamber
of Commerce Here
Mr. . R, C' Smith,, president At
lanta Chamber of Commerce, and a
party of friends passed through
Frankh., last. Saturday on. their way
io M r.-Smith's . fishing camp on the
Ciiii.isaia;- While, here ' . Mr. Smith
s 'ted that -as a paying pro jv.rron
Ik !now.. ci no better ;',;e i: '.he
!.oi:t if oral hotel hn Frankli.i.
The great Truett-McConnell revival
at-Franklin, N. G, is now in full go
and it is estimated that about 4,pU(J
people arc attending these meetings
daily. The citizens of Franklin have
done everything possible for the con
venience of the public and to make
this meeting a great success.
A large tabernacle has been con
structed in a beautiful grove near the
city which will conveniently seat 4,000
people and the citizens have opened
their doors to the public and with
their bureau of information which is
located in the grove near the taber
nacle, the inquiries and necssities of
the people are being cared for,
It was this editor's privilege to hear
Dr. McConnell preach Sunday even
ing at 3 o'clock and Dr. Truett at
night at 8 o'clock. We were ushered
to a front seat and heard every word
of these two great sermons. Dr. Mc
Connell took as his subject, "Atone
ment;" Dr. Truett took as his subject
a text, "How Shall We Escape, if We
Neglect So Great Salvation?"
And both pf these sermons were
handled in an enlightening and pleas
ing manner without any potnp or
show-off by the speakers but with the
real spirit and power of God. This
meeting will closenext Sunday even
ing and Dr. Truett an.4 Dr. McConnell
will preach at thir old home town,
Hiawassee, Monday, August 24. ,
It was our great pleasure while in
Franklin to spend the night with Mr.
J. H. Thomas and family; , We also
visited Mr. John V. Arrendale and
family for a few minutes. Mr. Arren
dale carried us over the town and
down to Lake Emory.
Franklin is becoming a real little
rity in the mountains. Her people
have the right spirit to make a real
tovvii. Tri-County Advertiser.
The singing convention at Pine
Grove was a great success. The class
from East Fork, Jackson county, was
by some considered the banner class
Tie convention next year is to be
at, Prentiss. .
Among the reccijt visitors to our
section was Mr. Montgomery Peek of
Central, S. C. . , .
Mr. and Mrs. Kel Lcdford of Clay
county isited relatives in this com
niunky lact week.,,
Mrs. . (,'allie Page of Sunburst ac
companied by her little folks, is
spending several days in our neigh
borhood. Mrs. Will Moses of Tuckasege was
over last week.
The "hewers have corne in time to
partially save our crops The very
rimber is dying in a lot of places ow
ing to i he drought.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Dendy
i girl. ,
Misses Mary and- Myrtle FultM
have taken charge of the school now
Their si'ter, Marguerite, after fcrr
weeks of faithful work here, has re
turned to Gold Mine, leaving m:iny
friends 1 ere behind her., Slig plans
'o re-entei the Cullowhee Normrl in
The Macon county singing conven
tion was held with the Briartown
church August ' 8th and : 9th."' Good
singing was delivered from all classes.
The Tellico schoql known as Sul
phur Spring school is progressing
nicely with Mr. Judson Smith princi
pal and Miss Gradie Dehart primary
Mr. James Ramsey has returned
from Philadelphia -where he has been
for some time at work.
Mr George Ramsey has moved
back to Tellico.
Mr. V. C. Dehart has been very sick
but is better now.
Mr. Floyd McMahan passed through
this section Sunday the 16th.
The' girls of the 8th grade class are
getting along nicely with their work.
The Tellico. school has an interest
ing baseball team. The captains are
Floyd Ramsey and Charley Smith.
A crowd of Tellico people went to
Franklin Sunday night with Floyd
Ramsey and Tom Anderson in their
Dr. S. H. , Lyte visited the school
Mr. Robt. Ramsey and Mr. Joe
Smith mf.de a trip to Franklin Friday
MACON C0MTY ?
Macon county Superior Court open- ,
cd Monday with Judge Thad Brysort' '
presiding and Solicitor Davis, reprc- .'
senting the State'. , .
" Judge Bryson's charge to the grand
jury consumed more than an hour
and was One of the most clear cut ex
planations of the law ever heard iii
this county. The Judge went thor
oughly into three phases of the law
personal security, personal liberty and
Judge Bryson ialso took this oc
casion to compliment the people of
Macon upon its excellent citizenship..
He stated that his observation which,
has extended over many years, con
vinces him that Macon county is one
of the most moral counties in the
state.. Those whoi heard Judge Bry
son's complimentary remarks realize
that the people of Macon must con
tinue to walk the straight and nar- ,
row way if they expect to justify the
opinion of this eminent Jurist.
County Agent Arrendale has plann
ed a scries of Poultry Culling Demon
strations' for twenty-seven communi
ties in Macon .Tty and has the
promise of a Poultry Specialist from
Raleigh to help in most of these dem
onstrations, the farms where these
demonstrations are to be held will be
selected and announced within the
next few days. It has been planned v
to hold these demonstrations near
the school houses so that the elder
pupils may attend.
The dates for the different commu
nities appear below:
Monday, September 7th "
10:00 A. M. Otto community.
1:00 P. M. Mulberry ommunity.
3:00 P. M. Academy community.
Tuesday September 8th
10:00 A. M. Watauga community.
1:00 P. M. Holly Springs community.
3 :00 P. M. Franklin community.
Wednesday, September 9th
10:00 A. M. Morgan community.
1:00 P. M. Oakdale community.
3:00 P. M. Burningtown community. 1
Thursday, September 10th
10:00 A. M. Allison community. :
1:00. P. M. Slagle community.
3:00 Pi M. Patton community.
Friday, September 11th
10:00 A. M. Clark's Chapel community,
1 :00 P. M. Pine Grove community.
3:00 P. M. Salem Community.
Saturday, September 12th
10:00 A. M. Ellijay community.
1 :00 P. M. Higdonville community.
3:00 P. M. Bethel community.
Monday, September 14th
10:00 A. M. Hickory Knoll community.
1:00 P. M. N. Skeenah community.
3 :00 P. M. Union community.
Tuesday, September 15th
10:00 A. M. Liiberty community.
1 :00 P. M. Oak Grove community.
3:00 P. M. Cowee community.
Wednesday, September 16th "
10 :00 A. M. Aquone community.
1:00 P. M. Kyle community.
3:00 P, M. Otter Creek community.
Attend these demonstrations and
something about how to tell the .
"layers" from the "liars." Why feed "
a hen all winter that is not built to
lay many eggs and low priced when
she does lay.
Robert Johnston delightfully enter- ;"
tained the class of 1924 of F. H. S.-.l
last Saturday night at their first re-
union." . " ' " '"""" "
George Johnston cr.lled the meeting ;
to order and made the address of wel- '
come. After this en "ouraging speech
by the president, ea h member of the 1
class gave an accoun: of the year's ex- '
perience since graduation and of his
plans for the future.
The class was very lucky, to have
with them, one of their sponsers, Miss
Helen Burch, and a message of greet- ...
ing was sent to Miss Mehaffey the
So as to keep in touch with each
class mate during the year a circular
letter is to be sent to each member of
the class. "
t After the business the gwsts were
invited into tfye dining room where
the class colors of gold and white
were carried out from the bouquet of
marygolds , and princess lace to the
yellow arid while ice cream and white
cakes with a yellow "24" on each
piece of cake. Each member enjoyed
the .meeting and : the hospitality of
their serretary and host.
Daisy Silcr invited the' choS to meet
with her nxet year.