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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1925
Creator of 40 Million Dollar
Duke Foundation Passes
Away After Long Illness
At New York.
New York, Oct. 10. James B. Duke,
tobacco manufacturer, died tonight at
6 o'clock at his home here after an
illness of several weeks' that followed
a nervous physical breakdown.
Mr. Duke died in 'the presence of
his family and Dr. Robert Z. Wylie,
wha has attended him through his
long illness. .The physician said that
the end came as a direct result of
bronchial pneumonia contracted after
Mr. Duke had fallen into a state of
coma after several days of fighting
for life. At times he showed such im
provement it was thought he would
He is survived by his widow, who
was Miss Nanaline Holt; a daughter
1 Miss Doris Duke; a brother, Benj a
min Newton Duke, and a niece, Mrs.
Anthony Drexel-Biddle Duke, who
before her marriage was Miss Mary
Duke, v' ,
Form Duke Foundation
In 1924 he established the Duke
Foundation for which he set aside
$40,000,000. This was the crystaliza
tion of ideas which Mr. Duke had had
in mind for many years. The trustees
were empowered to experjd; .$6,000,000
in acquiring lands, ercetirig buildings
and otherwise extending the activities
cf trinity college, at Durham, N. C,
in institution in which the elder Duke
had been niuch interested. The trust
deed provided that the name of the
institution should be changed to Duke
University as a fitting memorial to
the father, Washington Duke, and
A large sum from the . trust fund
we given to the university, a like pro
portion was set aside for maintaining
and securing hospitals, primarily in
the states of North Carolina and
South Carolina, and other sums far
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the benefit of white and negro or-1
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phans in the two states, for aiding,in,
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oat churches in rural sections of
North Carolina, for pensioning super
annuated preachers, for the use of
Davidson college at Davidson, N. C.
a Ptebyterian institution; for Furmau
university, a Baptist Institution at
Greenville, S. C, and Johnson C.
Smith university for negroes, at
Charlotte. N. C.
Mr. T. P. Moses, accompanied by
his son, Ansel, ; recently 'jrnade a trip
to Atlanta, to visit his aughter, Mrs.
Hume, an take in the. Fair.
Mr. MnPcek, who is living in
New York City, is home on a short
visit.: We are; alwayi glad) to. have
him even for the short vacation.
It is with much sorrow we report
the death of Mrs. Jess Worley.who
has been ill witn blood poison. v It
might be, said of her "None knew.hcr
but to 4ove hef" Our deepest sym
pathy gqes to the bereaved , husband
and fafnfly and the hope that she is
now. a'tpajc(irv;; 1 . , .
Mr. JEII Smith, retprned from his
trip td Atlanta-Sunday. where he ac
companied his father anl mother be
fore they returned to their home at
Misses Annie Moore and Madge
Haney Spent the week end here.
Mr. Jim, Ammons is still very illj
but is better
Letter From T. R. Gray
Mr. Edtor: I occasionally see
notices in the Press of some of our
Methodist young . women giving
dances or attending dances. I feel
like shrugging my shoulders and .hid
ing mv face with my hat out ot very
shame. T. R. GRAY.
Mr. R. W. Shields, Forest Supervi
sor, made a business trip to Ashevill
SUNDAY SCHOOL '
AT OLIVE HILL
The people of Olive Hill and ad
joining communities met at the Olive
Hill school house and organized a
Sunday school Sunday afternoon. A
large .crowd was present from which
the following officers were elected:"
Superintendent,, Crawford Poindex1
tear. Assistant . Superintendent, ' WiW
Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Beulah
Teacher Adult Class, C. C. Poin
dextcr.' Teacher Beginners Class, Miss Ab
Thee teacher for the intermediate
class will be elected next Sunday.
This Sunday school is organized on
the union plan and everyone will find
a hearty welcome regardless of what
denomination he or she may belong
to, In short, it is to be EVERY
BODY'S Sunday scshool. So every
body come and bring everybody with
This Sunday school , meets in the
afternoon so that people who attend
Sunday school at other places, may
also have an opportunity to attend
the BEST SUNDAY SCHOOL IN,'
MACON COUNTY. Services will be
gin promptly at three o'clock and will
close promptly. Special emphasis
will be placed on having good singing
and a special invitation is always ex
tended to . anyone who can sing or
make a joyful noise.
Meet your friends and loved ones
at Olive Hill each Sunday afternoon
at three o'clock. Bring plenty of
"pep" and don't forget to bring your
brother, sister, dad, mother and any
others you happen to see along the
road or' in the woods.
Miss Sadie Franks, of Glenville, N.
G, visited her uncle, Mr. Floyd Hous
ton last week.
' Messrs. I;red and Ed Vinson have
gone to Highlands to work.
Miss Pearl Cab?, of Tryphosa, spent
ra ey .
I Mr. and Mrs. Carl Henson, of Pran-
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" tiss. visited their parents; Mr. and
M'.s. J.-E. Henson of Otto.
Mrs. barron Forrest, of Miami, Fla.
is spending some time with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Mozeley.
Miss Lucy Cabe, who is in school
at Franklin spent the week end at
Messrs. Nath and Curt Chasteen, of
Dillard, Ga., are frequent visitors in
Miss Connie Bradley, of Prentiss,
spent last week end with her parents.
Mr. Ernest Vinson, of Scaly,' was
a visitor in our community Sunday.
, M r. Lewis x Cunningham, who , has
been, in Angel Hospital at Franklin
for several weeks, with a fractured
legt came home last week.; We, are
glad to note that he is on the road to
recovery . '
Misses Nellie and Iris Cabe shopped
r.i Frenklin Satarfay.
The school childien and communi
ty r re very glad to have their princi
pal, .Mrs. Gaston Curtis back after
ai operation at Angel Hospital; Mrs
J y. F. Curtis of Franklin taught for
hef during the past month. '
"There are. thirty-nine children be
tween the age of sixteen and twenty
one in this district attending no school
Nea'rly all of these are ready for high
school. ; It would mean a great deal
to this community- and Macon county
if these pupils could be transported
ta rnc1 from a conlral high school at
Fianklin. We hope to see this happen
in th near future, and also a consoli
cation of all the one, two and three
teacher schoolr near Otto. .
A flue in the store of J, T. Moore &
Company caught fire last Thursday
and ignited adjacent sills. The fire
was discovered in time to prevent a
serious conflagration. Mr. Joe Asheaf
Franklin's volunteer rue chief, was on
the, job with several other volunteers
and soon extinguished the fire. '
Power Plant Going Up- A
Few Minor Details Of
Work to Be Completed as
Early as Possible.
Franklin's municipal lake has been
filled to the level of the power house
The entire river is now running
through the power plant (and will so
continue until the concrete recently
poured in the water ways-is suffi
cently hardened to permit the gates
to be closed. It is unsafe to bring
any great amount of pressure against
the green concrete.
However, there-is quite a good sized
lake now, the water being backed up
Rabbit Creek for a considerable 'dis
tance. Wild ducks on their way to
invest in Florida periwinkles are daily
alighting on the lake and ..are no
doubt wondering what has happened
to the Little Tennessee. Some of tho
load sportsmen have been ,wasting
a considerable amount of ammunition
taking half mile shots at these wise
New Industry For Franklin
Mr. J. E. Stimson, a former resident
of this state but who has been living
in Florida for nine year's, has rented
Mrs, Kelly's garage building and will
operate a paint shoo, making a spec
ialty . of painting .automobiles. . He
will also repai automobile' bodies and
will do upholstering work of all kindsv
Mr. Stimson has had 40 years exper
ience in this kind of work and will
no doubt find a good field here in his
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, Mr. Stimson's children all live in
North Carolina, one of them being a
Methodist preacher belonging to the
Western North Carolina Conerence
and now located at Nebo, N. C.
Franklin extends a hearty welcome
to Mr. Stimson and wishes him suc
cess. He opened for business last
Monday morning. .
Toccoans Buy Lot
Messrs. Ben and George Palmer
of Toccoa, Ga., stopped over in Frank
lin on October 6 on their way to the
Indian Fair at Cherokee. These
gentlemen had been here tonly an
hour or two before they caught the
spirit of progress that is now manifest
on every hand in Franklin. So im
pressed were jthey ' with FYanklin's
future possibilities that they decided
to invest in real estate here. After a
few .minutes negotiations with the
Carolina Realty company they pur
chased for cash the Shanklin lot on
Harrison Avenue and went on their
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Mr. Tom Shepherd, accompanied by
two of hi? daughters, Annie and Eula.
and son, Wile, of Gastonia, have been'
visiting friends and relatives at this
, Mn and Mrsj, Howcl Hurst and
children, of Franklin, was in this conv
v Mr. . Arthur Carden and children
Alva and Lyndon and Asbury, of
Ijylva, visited Mr. Carden's mother,
Mrs. N. A. Carden Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Allen of Har
mony, visited Mr. Allen's sister, Mrs.
Joe Hurst, at this place Sunday.
Mrs." M. M. Beasley has returned
to her home here after an extended
visit with relatives and friends in
Jackson county; While on her j visit
Mrs. Beasley's friends and relatives
gave her a birthday dinner. With
tables full bf good things to eat and
many a nice present;
Mr. Hastin Buchanan, of Green's
Creek is spending a.few days with
j his sister, Mrs. Dock Leatherman
HIGH HAMPTON SOLD
High Hampton, located in Cashiers
valley in Jackson county, has been
sold to a syndicate. The new owners
wiii make extensive improvements.
Forest Service and County
Cooperate In Fire Control
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The localiorest organization is now
in the" midst of preparation for the fall
fire season after having jusjt passed
through a serious season during the
summer months, due to the extreme
drouth. Supervisor Shields and
County Fire Warden J. J. Mann are
planning to cooperate in controlling
fires in the county, both on private
and government lands. It is believed
that this cooperation will result in
better fire control in the forests in
all sections of the county.
Fire Organization Complete
The work of organizing the county
for the purpose of preventing . the
forest fires has been completed by
County Forest Warden J. J. Mann
and the following men have been ap-
pointed as district or township Wardens-:
Zeb Shope, Franklin.
Jack Berry, Millshoal.
T. G. Harbison, Highlands1.
Ernest Bown, Flats,
j. E. Cabe, Smith's Bridge,
j. A. Parrish, Burningtown.
Weaver Gibson, Cowee.
J. II. Cochran, Lower,, Nantahala.
Neal Hays, Upper Nantahala.
Geo. Moffitt, Cartoogechaye.
John T. Henry, Ellijay.
If any tonc in the county should
locate a fire notify any one of the
above men at once and let us all co
operate in protecting our forests, the
greatest asset of any country.
Let me urge all the public school
teachers of the county to instruct the
pupils of the county to be careful
about fire. . J. J. MANN,
Macon County Fire Warden.
Forest Officials Here
Mr. A. C. Shaw, an official of the
Forest Service, Washington, D. C, is
spending a week in the Nantahala
National Forest in connection with
timber management work. After
leaving here Mr. Shaw will make an
inspection trip to the Benning Nation
al Forest at Columbus, Ga.
Lake Emory Exhibit
The Franklin Lakes Development
has a booth at the Southeastern Fai
advertising Lake Emory and Franklin.
The display (is well gotten up and
shows Lake Emory with lninatuie
hi kp ind surrounding mountains. The
wimicipal dam is also show.i. This
bjoth is constantly surroundcr! !'
hundreds ot people and is attracting
wide attention. Franklin is to be
congratulated that the Franklin Lakes
Development has installed a booth
where thousands of visitors will have
their atention called to this section
of the Carolina mountains.
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Money in Old Clothes
1 Our second hand clothes sale has
kept up better this summer than any
previous, summer and we feel that it
is largely due to the space which the
newspapers of our state so kindly
gave us in June, but I' fear that our
people are forgetting us once more
and so we are asking you to remind
them onct more to send Us clothes.
" We are sirjiply overwhelmed with
boarding pupils this term and , are
having to buy double decker beds in
order to house them. We must pro
vide work for each of these boarders
for we take only those who need to
be self supporting. It all depends
upon the quantity and quality of
clothes which possibly can and as
often as you possibly can.
Also will you' appeal through you'
columns for Auto Knitters which were
used during the war by the
Cross and others . to knit for tho
soldiers. We have not the money
with which to buy these machines,
but if they can be given to us, each
one will make it possible for a boy
or girl to become self supporting. .
Please act promptly for our need
is urgent. '
CROSSNORE SCHOOL, Inc.
Parcel Post Crossnorc. N. C.
Freight -Spruce Pine, N. C'
BIG REAL ESTATE
Carolina Realty Company,
Composed of Local Men
Organized With Paid UP
Capital of $10,000.
The Carolina Realty company com
posed of Mr. S. H. Lyle, Jr., Attor
neys G. A. Jones and R. S. Jones, and
Mr. Sam L. Franks, all of Franklin,
was recently organized for the pur
pose of doing a general real estate
business in Wes'tern North Carolina.
Mr. Lyle is an experienced real estate
man having been engaged in this
business in Franklin for the past
several years. Attorneys Jones will
look after the legal matters of the
new firm while Mr. Sam L. Franks.
Franklin's popular postmaster, has a
wide acquaintance in the county and
is familiar with the topography in
this section and knows the locations
of several sites suitable for develop
ment. . . n'f.' yl
The Carolina Realty ' company re
cently purchsed from Mr, Lee Barn
ard 75 acres adjacent to' the munici
pal lake. This property is .situated at
the widest part , of the lake and its
topography is, such . a to maktti one
of the most beautiful devejopmernts
in all Western North. Carolina. "This s
tract will be subdivifed into lots and
offered for sale in the near future.
The hivi htm h,tovr negotiatjing
for another large body of land mar
Franklin and expects to close th;e deal
soon. Further news of this big deal
will be made in a future issue of the
Press. When this trade is finally
closed the land will be divided into
lots and sold.
The Carolina Realty company ex
pects to widely advertise its holdings
during the coming winter in many
Florida papers. They also expect to
list lands for sale all over Macon
county. Due to the expensive ad
vertising campaign now planned the
new firm anticipates no trouble in
finding ready purchasers for all lands
that may be listed with them.
Contractors Move to Florida
The Electrical Constructors com
pany, contractors . for Franlclinls
municipal power dam, shipped their
equipment Monday to Dunnellon, Fla.,
where they have a contract to build a
power house and do other work on
the Withlachoochee river for the
Felkins Utility company of New York.
Mr. T. L. Harrisbn,pres73enf ol the
Electrical Constructors compahywho
was here to see the dam closej and
the lake begin to fill stated tht he
and all his subordinates are delighted
with the treatment received at the
hands of the Franklin officials and the
public in general.
Holly Springs News (
The box supper held at the Jlolly
Springs, school house Friday night,
September 25 was a . real success.
Everyone seemed to enjoy and ap
preciate what intertainment wa$ of
fered. The proceeds taken in amount
ed to $90 which will be Used for bene
fit of the school, exclusively, after
the expenses of the supper have been
extracted. We wi? !i to thank ail
those who came as vxdl as those who
Card of Thanks
We want to thank the dear friends
and relatives for their kindness and
belp during the sickness and death
of our dear son and brother, Floyd
Potts. . :;, , ;
And many thanks to our deaf minis
ter, Mr, Cloer, for being so faithful
and so attentive in the last hours he
administered all his help unto him.
And also we thank, the dear ones
who came and sang and prayed! with
him. he enjoyed their, singing so much
We will always remember them.
Father. Mother, Brother and Sister,
Mr. W. C. Cunningham left Sun
day for Lynchburg and returned
Tuesday While there Mr. Cunning
ham bought a large stock of, goods