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VOLUME XL .; - ' FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, OTOBER 23, 1925 ' J N.UMBER FORTY-THREE
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Biggest Real Estate Deal Ever
Gonsumated In Macon-Lee
Barnard Sells For $125,000
Last Monday Mr. Lee Barnard, one
of Franklin's most prominent and pub
lic spirited men, sold to a syndicate
composed of W. R.' Sheppard, 0. L.
"' Taylor and F. W. Connell, all of At
lanta, and Alvah Pearce of Franklin
650 acres of land extending from the
city limit sof Franklin on the Bryson
City road to the Lake Emdry holdings
half mile above the municipal dam.
These holdings-include a large acre
age on Trimqnt' Mountain and have
a mile and a half frontage on Lake
Emory. . "
For 15 years Mr.' Barnard has been
working tcward the sale just closed.
From time to time he bought various
tracts with the end in view of getting
together in one body a large acerage.
; Many of his fiends thought he was
unwise to buy so much land, but Mr.
, Barnard was looking to the future
He realized far better than many of
Franklin's citizens that the day would
t come when thousands would flock tee
""Macon county seeking rest and rec
reation. . His vision of a greater
Franklin has been realized. All men
. now know trat, not only Franklin
, "but all of Macon county, is on the
?S threshold of mighty forwa'rd move
v "incnt. By waiting a whije longer Mr
.'. Barnard could doubtless have sold his
- land' for a much' greater price, but he
is a man who wants'quick acfion anct
" decided to sell now that Franklin
' raight realize immediate benefits.
The Press congratulates the new
owners on having acquired one of the
most ideal sites for development pur
poses in all of Western North Caroli
na. The lake frontage is perhaps one
of the greatest advantages. Along
the lake shore there are many wooded
hills and knolls, ideal sites for homes
and hotels. ' Back of these hills and
' ' knolls is a rolling field containing 80
acres. This field with some adjacent
land" has been pronouncel by experts
.. ' to be one of finest sites for a golf
course in the south. Between the pro
posed golf course, and Trimont Moun-
, tain the land is rolling and wooded
with a few small cleared spaces. This
' tract extends up the east side of Tri
mont to an elevation of 3500 feet,
From the slopes of Trimont one can
. . obtain an enchanting view of ;:hc
mountains in several counties, includ
ing the Balsams toward Asheyile and
' the Great Smoky Mountains on the
; Tennessee line where it is proposed
Vto establish a National Park. In the
; . near distance, one sees the Cowee
Mountains along whose base extends
' the valley of the Little Tennessee
dotted yith hamlets and farm houses.
Further' to the west rise the majestic
Naritahalas with many peaks oyer 5500
feet in elevation
. Mr F, y; Connell, one of the fleW
ownersj stated Wednesday' to a Press
representative, that " work will begin
early next year in, building roads, eleq
tic light lines and in the installation
of watpr main '
This developmenVl.w sievertf
' ethers already under,,;. Way and Jthe
many planned will make Macon coun
ty next spring aiid summer one of the
busiest sections in all-of Western
- North CawOina,, .f .
Mrs. Charlie Crawford entertained
the , young folks of this community
.- J with a tacky party 'Monday night. . . It
A was hard, to decide who was tacJdest
but the prize was finally awarded tb
Miss Dorothy Clark. The girls pres-
ent were Misses uorotny ana tsertic
Y Clark, Leon a and Patty Higdon,"
A Gladys and Ruby Corbin and Joyce
' Jacobs. The boys ,were Fred Young
Lester Mincev., iLes.'i Young, Pa'ut
, and Ted Higdon, Leonard Corbin arid
Bill Bolick. ; :
. Misses Joyce Jacobs and Saraji
Cunningham, j teacher? in the Higdon
' ville school," Ipefit the iweek end with
Mr, Lypert Higdon, who is attend
ing school at Franklin, speht the wck
, , end with his parents,. Sir. and Mrs.
. T. B. Higdon
Mr, andiMrs. Harry Womack an -
nounce the birth ot as son on-Uctober
Mrs. Leslie Higdon has returned
from Hamburg when, she has been
visiting her mother.' f
The Good Citizen
THE CITIZEN I have in mind believes in a personal God to whom
he is responsible, and lives up to his belief. He U concerned,
first of. all, to do his own duty. He has no thought of being;
upright by proxy. He does not wait for the community or the legis
lature to reform him. Knowing that good citizenship depends on the
character, and conduct of the individual citizen, he does his share as
. best he can and sets example, preaching little or not at all, but hoping
, (and praying) that others may do the good that lies in their power.
He it consious of his rights; perhaps jealous. He may be shrewd in
business. His ambition may be large. In success he may outstrip his
fellows. But he is careful of other men's rights. He respects their
honest endeavor.. He counts it a gain when he can help them, and a
duty to relieve them if they be in distress. Ih his eyes, they are not
simply members of the same social group; they are, as he is, God's
creatures, endowed, no less than he, with rights to life, liberty, and
For him, freedom is precious the more so because it is God's, gift,
not a concession from any human power. To preserve it, to secure
each in his right and order among all, law is needed. Legislation by
men, so far as it is just, has the force of social authority. And it has
a higher sanction. It is, however imperfect, a cooperation in the
divine plan for man's welfare. As such, it is sacred. It claims obedi
ence for conseience sake. To violate it is to harm society, but also to
offend a Supreme Justice to which, inevitably, an account must be
given.,.';"'' " ... . ;!' " ' i .; ' v .
As against the divine law, no enactment of man can.be just. If the
ihdividual is bound to do what is right, the State is under a still greater
obligation in v respect of God's ordinance. A government that con
temns the divine law makes good citizenship impossible, and, more
over, commits suicide. Contrariwise, when public authority eneourag
es religion, it strengthens itself. It secures compliance with, its rulings
not merely in outward deed but, what is more vital; in the mind and
htfart of the people. , , ,
Worthy citizenship can not be indifferent to any matter of public
interest It will not become to absorbed in private pursuits as to let
- politicians- "plajMhe gftineand rm the-eitiry." There-is-teo .much.,
at stake. Corrupt practice spreads easily from the highest to the
lowest. Disregard for law is ruinous to authority in any form or de
gree. The citizen who wants religion and morality safeguarded will
strive to keep the general atmosphere pure. He will, as far as possible,
protect the home and the family, in which citizenship has its source.
The sense of responsibility is an antidote for the selfishness that
shrinks obligation, mocks at authority, and finds nothing worth while
but pleasure. Religion develops that sense. It gives duty the highest
possible meaning, and to the performance of duty it brings the deepest
satisfaction in the thought of God't approval.
If education is to train men and women for good citizenship, it can
not let them go into life without a conscioushess of life's obligations.
N6r can that consciousness be full and deep and lasting unless it'
center upon the knowledge of God and His eternal law. Rt. Rev.
Thomas J. Shanhan, Rector of Cathonc. University.
Mrs. Vance . Rogers, of Prentiss, is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.
Mr, and Mrs. John Jollay, and
daughter, Ruth, have , returned, to
their home ih Shelby, Ohio, after an
extended visit to friends and relatives
Mr. Ebb McClure, of Dillard, visited
his brother, Mr. Lem McClure, last
week. " ,' -
Mrs. Mary ann . Talley returned
home last Sunday after visiting rela
tives in Highlands for several weeks,
Mrs. C. M. Rogers, of Franklin,
spent Sunday with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. R.'.,Cabe, of Otto.
, Mrs. Jess Norton visited relatives
at Iotla Sunday. . ,
Mr. Vance Rogers, of Dillsboro
spent, last week end at the home of
Mr,' and Mrs.. C. R. Cabe,
MrSk D. C Garland has been visiting
her sister, Mrs. R. H. Rogers, of
Ms. Harjey Cabe spent Sunday with
his, uncle, Mr. William Howard, of
Mr. C. R. Cabe made a business
trip to Franklin Monday. ,
t Misses Hazel, Lucy and Anne
Cabe, who are attending school at
Franklin spent last week end with their
Miss Lois Cunningham delightfully
entertained a number of friends at
her home Thursday night.
, Mr. Charlie Norton-seems to like
the improvements on the Fords. He
has a new itouring car. S , r
Our Supday school is making pro
gress with Mr.. E. B. Cbnlcy super
intendent. Misses Beatrice rMozeley
and Nellie Cabe have charge , of the
music. Mr Harlcy Cabe' is proving
his ability in leading the singing.
Mr. Bill Moore and Mrs. E. S. Hun-
' nicutt were the. first to have a motor,
i boat on the lake. What care they tor
hanks and furniture ptores when they
can sail the' waters of the Little Tenr
1 nessee; sCtre the wild (lucks tot death
and miss supper?
Burningtown News and
School Honor Roll
.First grade : Sam Raby, Lucy Welch
Helen . Welch. Evelyn Muggins, Thel
Second grade: Lucy Reevves, Gladys
DuVall, Chinora Welch, Verden
Reeves, Clinton Edwards.
Third grade: Fannie Raby.
Fourth grade : Edna Edwards, .Ver-
non Parrish, Oma Raby,
Fifth grade : Nell Duvall, Carl Child
ers, Joe Raby.
Sixth grade : Clarence Childers, An
nie Raby. .
Seventh grade: Lola Pa vs, Ralph
Dean.. . .. ' ,' ,
Quite a, number of. , Burn!ngin
people gathered at '.the school house
Thursday night, expecting to see the
County Picture show but was disap
pointed on the account of machine
being out of commission. Neverthe
less, ';all seemed,, to enjoy, being to
gether and discussing their farfn prob
lems with Mr Arrendale.
Several, of the young people from
here went to Tellico to attend the
. Messrs. E. A. and Carl Huggins, C,
C. Welch, have gone to spend the
wihtej in .Wintetbaven; 'Kla.
Misses May and Mattie Dendy of
Highlands were visiting tlieir aunt,
Mrs W. M. Edwards last week end.
Mn. Granville Younce is . seriously
ill with pneumonia...
, Miss Kate , Parrish left Thursday
for Smithfield, N.--,Cn where, she will
begin school soon.
, Mr., S. J. Dean, of Etna, was in this
section taking options on land last
Rev. W. W. Marr,( one of the best
Baptist preachers of the state, is hold
ing a revival meeting at the church.
We are very fortunate in having a
man of his ability to work. among us
and, we hope the people from adjoin
ing churches will also attend the ser
vices. ' Mr. I.). C. Moore, renrefentatve of
the Third Di.tnct l-'clt'l Land Bv'.
at Coluir.)i,i, S C, tfc-nt Monday a;u'
Tuesday in f Franklin runt Macon coun
ty., on business (onnected with h;s
work. ' v
THE IOTLA HIGH
Geraldine Gibson. ....Editor-in-Chief
Leota McCracken...;..Assistant Editor
Now that we have begun andther
school year we must keep up the
same school spirit that has been with
us through the grades and in our
high school work. ,.,
School life is based on school. spirit
just the same as athletics are' based
on sportsmanship.: To get the most
out of a study we must be interested
in it. Also, to get the most out of our
school life, we must love and honor
our scshool and be interested (in its
development as well as our own.
When a person is working for 1i1m
self only he is apt to becofme indiffer
ent and slack in his work.' - When a
person is working for the success of
a school that he loves and is proud of
, he will put school spirit into his work
and lie cannot fail. .
j School spirit is something that is
hard to define. It is something that
will cause a football team to train .for
Weeks, go through the most trying
exercises for hours at a time, and
then ,meet an opposing team on the
gridiron and fight until every bit of
energy is exhausted just to win for
the glory of this school.
On the basketball court I haveen
players fight until they could figljt,
no longer. One night I saw the slw"
player of our team play until his
strength was gone, then, he became
unconscious. The captain called time
out, and the players worked with him
until they brought him back to. con
sciousness. When . he was so he
.could, reajize ..whatjhad. happened, he
gritted his teeth and went back into
the game. That hoy was not working
for himself; he was showing the
fighting, school, spirit, and working
for his school.
We do not have to be athletes to
work for our school. The person who
is good in literary work or his studies
is showing school spirit just the same
the hall player. Literary societii-;.
debating teams, oratorical an?Tflc
claniatory contests are other org? il
lations which tcu l o promote sch'oJjf
spirit and good fellowship,
j What ever we lo. whether it be
playing on the athletic field, or repre
senting our school in forensic.-, or , in
writing a theme or working algebra
j let us do it well, We must think not
I only of ourselves hut of others who
, want us to succeed. Show the old
'fighting, school spirit and work for
Iotla High school and we cannot fail
in our undertakings. G. i.
Boys' Basketball .Team Organized
The bovs' basket ball team of Iotla
!-High, Sthool has been organized un-
der .the supervision oi L.oacn vvngtu.
We have a new ball and new goals.
and, although we have, only an out
side court, we are well equipped fat
playing this year. "
rf nnp Kucf nlavrc liavp milt
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scho6l. but in spite of this , obstaclei
we hope to play some winning gamcl
this season. . G. ft. '26.
Prof.' Wright: "Charles, what is a
i vacuum cleaner?"
Charles : "Jt is a very small plauf
that cannot be seen without the aid
of a microscope.:.:,-- T
Glenn and Reuben were late for
school Monda'i mornlngl When
Prof. Wright asked for an explasation
the following conversation ensued:
Prof. Wright; "Glenn, why were
you late ? "
Glenn: I slept late this morning
and was dreaming that I was gbiiif
to San Francisco on a steamer. I
thouizhh the school bell was the
steamer whistle." ,
Prof. Wright: "And why were you
Reuben: "I was, waiting to see
Glenn off." - R. R6.-
Box Supper at' Iotla High School
The "Black Cat" bids you come to
Iotla High school on Saturday night,!
October 30, to a Hallowe eft Carni val. '
, The high school, student' arc plan-J
K.n on givirg a. regular, carnival,,
v h:i h will end- in ic gram vtn l- . !
of sir-., i..- lfitio-i'. nd.skiH l.ie ,
mam feature of the evening will be a
uo. sui)ier i)ieiiieu ny inr iviiiuei u
Witches oi llallowe'en.". ':.; :
The dec'oratMoiis are to be in keep
inp with, the day, and those who wish
to are invited to come in mask.
Wc all like a jolly time HV.lowe'cn,
especially in the evening hours' ''when'
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Sales Record in Macon Coun
ty Since August Firsts
Only One Large Transac
Last Monday a Press representa
tive in search of news for his paper
decided to examine the books in the
office, of the Register of Deeds for
Macon county to ascertain the total
amount of real estate sales in Macon
county since August 1, 1925. He went,
he saw, and was flabbergasted. As
the figures kept piling up the report
er's eyes kept getting bigger and
bigger. The addition as,tounded him.
He changed "specs" and tried again
with the same results. Believing to
be considerably "off" in his calcula
tions or, perhaps, just plain crazy, the
reporter borrowed an adding machine
from one of the several clerks now
busy in the office of the Register of
Deeds. This adding machine clicked
off the grand total of $350,000. since
August 1,' 1925.
Only one large transaction, amount
ing to $38,000 was included in this
total. There are now several develop
ments under way in or near Franklin
each of which will amount to more
than S50.00O," If land owners do not
hold their land at exhorbitant figures
the citizehs of Macon may expect the
fireworks next spring and summer.
the ghosts are parading and the
witches are tiding broom sticks. Let
us celebrate the evening in enjoying
a good carnival and a snappy Hallo
we'en program at Iotla High school.
Everybody welcome "tome pro
pared to learn your fate." G. G, '26.
I. H. S. Basket Ball
The girls of Iotla High school met
last Thursday and organized a basket
The players selected, were asy fol
Forwards; Thehra ' Ray, Louise
Guards: Marie Vinson, Anna I
Centers: Running, Blanche Fouts;
Jumping, Geraldine Gibson.
Thelma Ray was elected captain
and Anna Shields manager.
With Miss Oliver for our coach, as
soon as weather will permit we will
begin practicing. Wc are planning
on several match games this season,
A. L. S. '26
Literary Society Organized
There was, a high school assembly
Monday, October 12, for the purpose
of organizing a literary society. To
have some competition it was decided
for the boys to hord the offices first
and later the girls. By this agree
ment the following officers wr o
Reuben Roland, president. 1
Glenn Ray; vice-president.
Arvil bwaftord, secretary.
Miss Oliver was elected critic for
the year. The society was named:
The Jeffersoniah Literary Society.
The program will be given twice
each month. The subject jfor the pro
grams will be the lives and works of
our best authors. This will make the
society interesting and at the same
time educational. .. E. V..S. '26t',
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Now that we have the piano back
into the school building from the
i dormitory we are planning on having
more interesting chapel exercises.
Organisation of tW News - Staff
Last Friday a new; staff wa nrmn-
, J2e(j for tne purp0se of writing up the
, Iotla School News and spndini it tn
the Franklin Press for publication.!
Each English class' has a. staff, but
all material will go through the hands
of the Senior Editor for correction. !
The Senior officers chosen were:
Geraldine Gibson, editor-in-chief, and
Leota McCracken assistant , editor,
' 1. L. M. '26.
. This is exam. vvcek at I. H. S. Or
j 0ther words the "busy Week." The
teachers do not have very much
trouble in getting ' us to work thU
Week, because we realize that it it
necessary that we niust study hard t
make a go'od grade on our reports.'
A great many of us -dislike exams,
but if we study during the cnti'-c
month' as we should they will be a
pleasure instead of a burden.
This is a good way for the teacher
I to find out what we know. I. L, M. '26.