4 . tfrr r.iTv of ths mountains i
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vky ttriL 1 iL
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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1925.
FORD ROADSTER, EQUIPPED
VITH JL RUCKSTELL AXLE
EASILY CLIIffiS STONE JIT.
Steep Ascent Negotiated in
. , I
Record Time and With
out Undue Strain on the
Motor'. . v
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Automobile Editor, Atlanta Journal,
' - . '
The moSt amazing application of ,
latent automotive power which has j
- . ' . . . t
eve come under this' writer's ob-
c.rvnMr.n t.'.nU nlacc last Wednesday l
when " a Ford roadsterequipped
with the Rucksteii axle successful
ie ivueK-.c.i jic jui.v.i.331111-
iv and 'disdainfully : .climbed btone ;
!.i fl:ii. if rLMti' tmvvrr irnrt
'with no v externa! assistance otner;
than the cheers of a small but inter-!
no "externa! assistance oiner ;
ested group, of spectators.
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!'.! it known to those who1 have vet
mountain uuuer n uvvu jui-i, "'"'.gious
, - - . L U!li; 13 mailt v.i.w...
to see Stone mountain from a close ti(-ic application of that power. At
view and those wdio have iooked at j3nta journa. "
.it froi.i the ground and let it go at ' ; , :
that-Slone mountin is the; ; world's p; yar2en5 Meet '
largest, single block of granite and j ' . .
"itascent is not to be undertaken by j . Sai'urday- afternoon County Fire
an automobile without avast respect ' Warden J. J. Mann and Deputies. Zei)
for that automobile's "pulling ability j ShOpe, J. E. Cabe. Ernest Drown. J.
From the very, beginning of the ' I), McCoy, Jack Kerry. Weaver Gib
ascent, the road is rough. At times son and J. .A. Parrish, met at the
it becomes tortuous- and ,the foot path court house with District Forester, T.
the .only road leading to the top , . Alexander, to discuss the preve'n
wmdi' in .and out between great boul-tion of forest fires in the county and
'ders. fallen trees, a-nd other obstacles ,nu.ans of surpressing them,
in a fashion which produces more j Supervisor R. W, Shields of the
tortional ftrain than a car is gener:Ujar,tahala National Forest made a
ally called on to withstand during its short talk congratulating the county
lifetime. - - - - on the organiation of a fire fighting
And when the real grade is reacn-jforce
ed, it gets steep, bteep, according to
any definition of that good old Eng
' lish word. For about 200 feet the
grade is 45 per cent or better and the
granite, has been worn away to a
smoothness that allows out seam
traction.; And this is the portion of
the climb that has balked many a
motor car with ambitions out of line
The Kuckstcll axle is a compara
' tively new proposition in . this sec-
tiveiy new piuusinv" " . ' i
tion, though it has -been accorded a ;
: ,L. -nwi
remarkaDic success m """
a,, th Pacifir coast. And from the
conscious ease with which this Ford
roadster negotiated this Spectacular
i climb there is ample, explanation , of
its popularity in any section where
. nowec is a requirement. Replacing
power, is a icvji.iiicimi.iii. nitorcst rue wuuiu mju't
the' left half of the standard Fr(1 1 value of lands anywhere from $25.()C
i ', C ni-rllP'jHn(1 ' ..,', jut '
rear .axle, .uunnsnes .
r .1.. .. n KnrA niol ir which
OI T lie pUVVCl in a
is little short of astounding to those
acquainica. wuii, 1 r u - j
jfticc-' ability. . .,
The power is there. The KucKstell
axle brmgs it out. sHence, there is
on rfmnmv in its use in addition to
the additional ability, which is placed
thC adlUUOlIUl ilUMll.v, Miiiv.il .'j 1 i
at the- driver's, command, for every
bit of that power is'appH.'d where
it will do the most good a'.tne rear
" Stouc mountain, has been climbed
Rut the but- '
UV L'LUV :t niviui ;
standing and spectacular- nature of
the feat is .not diminished one whit
by that fact. But if anyone regards
it as a pastime to oe uiuienaKv;ii
It as a pastime i.u uk.
t,iw invito him to take his car and
for a number of years we hold the
highest respect ior us , Ldimu""."-
jA wt have carried our humble "liz
'zie" into places where, our better
judgment said "nay." But the idea
"of Stone mountain, is outside the
realm jrjf possibility so far. as we are
concerned; , And still-is, even though
we saw it' and marveled at the business-like
' way in vvhich this little
roadster went to its. job
)adSter went w us, juu. -
t T . Cn...r.l1 n vnnrntAtivf of
the tlniversal Motor company, drove
tthe car. tne universal ivi.uivi ium-
ftany handles tne aistnuutiuu .. ui.j
"for -the' southeastern,
tnri-itnrv thrniicrh the Ford dealer
organization exclusively. And H, S,
Campell, manager ot tne universal
AonVa .hranr.h wis- master cf ' cef-
emonies on this occasion.
Hut; the Rucksteii axle had the
i.ohttt rnl Tt is a ' device which
is thoroughly orthodox, .scientifically
designed anad built of the best ma
terials on the market. As stated, it
is sold and, installed exclusively by
futhorizerl. Ford 'dealers throughout
the country. And the Stone moun
tain demonstration climb was the
opening of an intensive sales cam
paign throughout this. territory. The
axle is made "for both truck apdj pas
senger' car equipment."- v!",.
C. E. Freeman, authorized Ford
deaier at Highland and North Boul
tevard -heads the Ford dealer organ-
ization locally in the Rucksteii cam-
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paign ana me interest an eauy evei
oped presages a volume of business
,-which will be eloquent praise of the
Rucksteii axle's merit. Facilities fo"
installation in the Freeman service
Nation htis been increased to carp
for the increased demand. Dcmonstra-
it... I,,,. Ivann r1n'..l 'it tha Aic .
posal of the pubiic that an may se(.
w& know the a'mazing extent of thir
, I 1 1 ','... I
new development and application of
Whirlv is' the text of the storv
There 'should bei a pride, to '.the Ford
owner m knowing tnat tne motor is
cana.je. 0f . dcvolot.iiiK: siicli a prodi-
n ' -c - ... . .1.
I()W UI uuwer inai a
rinin a5 Stone mountain becomes al
most .child's play. And with the ad-
,.,.f tlio Pi!-t-cK.H :iv'1p !iirli n
Villi Vyi LHV. , V II V I. . I V .... . V ....... ..
i;.v. ,. m,j ,.cciKt thromrii cpi,..!-.
anj ottering. the fullest coopei
afinn from, the federal government
in preventing and fighting fires in al'
parts of tthe county, whether on gov
ernment land or the land of private
individuals. Mr. Shields stressed the
importance of an educational cam
paign to prevent fires.
Mr. Alexander instructed the dep
uties in the methods of making re
ports. He also suggested that each
Jpnntv visit the schools in his ' dis-
tnci auu ianv ij nc ni" ......-v..
concerning the importance of pre-
. r '
i-irr q a. Harris. 'in a short talk
to(1 0f the damage a forest fire will
do from tne standpoint of tourist de-
vplooments. Prom this viewpoint
alone he was of the opinion that a
fdrest fire would injure the saiame
to 55u.nu per. acre.
iul : tl. . .,,.,,.tl,r orlinnrncrl thf
yv lieu Hit- iiicii'i'ji
deputies left with a better undef-
standing 01 meu uuuu
Items From Norcross, Ga.
At,. Will i'n rrli.tnn line rpttirno
ii. ivm .";'(," "" v
home after spending four months in
Miami, Fla. . ;
Mr,,. Homer -Long ami son, .011
Ga., where they have been at work
for Mr, F. S. Nichols.
, - - .
jylr. Jack Long .left a few days age
: for Akron, Ohio, borry to give inn
'nn vnA wtnW him wrll.
"f " ..
Mr. Paul Long has returned home
from Atlanta, where he has been at
; Mr, Homer Long visited Mrs, Va-
Juia mmer vvcuni:uci Afnuyn,
Mr. William Mardell is movinc
back to our section to farm the next
vpar We all welcome him
Mrs. Carlina Dickins is on the sick
list Hone she soon recovers
Mrs. - Homer., and .Mrs., Paul Long
visited Mrs. Tim.Mackcney Friday.
Mr, W. ,N. Pool is talkiniz of go-
; iuk iw nwi ma. vjuiijr iv i,.v ...... ..
I . Vf w' i'nA Afrc TTompr T.nnor 'iitt
I ink to Florida. Sorry to give him up
Mr! Will Singleton Wednesday night.
, ivns runne i. yuia-i ,u .uciu
spending a- iew aays wuu un. mmi-i
Mrs'. 'Rbv Turner.' '
.1 Get un Vottr does, bovs. and come
down, for there's lots of opposwn in
Cotue on. CartooKchave and Un
1 cle Tom's cabin, for I am a tar hee
too! and enjoy reading your news.
Miss Genett Turner spent Wednes
day night with Miss Helen Long.
Attorney Erwin Here
Attornpv W. S. Erwin of Clarks
vilto.uas hpro last Monday on busi
ness. Mr. Erwin reports that Haber
sham expects to get, to work on the
hitrhwav between Clarksville and Tal-
lujah Falls in the early' part of .next
vear. If Habersham can bund roads
like it voted bonds, not much time
will be required to finish its section
of the : highway
Miss Lura Forbes to Appear
at Franklin Court House 1
December 9th Enjoyable
Evening is Promised.
A few years ago there came into
thV office of Mr. ('. E. Booth of Chi-
cago, a young woman who sa.d that.'"
, , . . .r: , i . ,
she uasjookmg for something to do .
llrere was a smile on her lace, 4
twinkle in her eye, her. manner Was South -the- forest lire. Mad we .re
charming and Mr. I.ooth, notwith- - helled against this tax tv.'eniy or s
standing, he was veiy busy, at the years ago the accumulated values i:
noment, gave the young woman .a the' form -of. sturdy young: fore-.t anf
hearing. . .,' 'thriving imlnsties' would be in e:;ces.
Said ;hc young woman to Mr:
ilooth : "V di you. give me something
Said .Mr. ' iUiuih
can you do?''
, "I'll ' .show you,'
in', reply: U nat
aid . the
woman in return. :
And the young woman entertained
Mr. iBonth 'and his .Hice force f . r
If an h.v.-.r .wi'.h the most 'original
narrt-.tives ot l:ie and iieoyie she had
seen and known, that had ever been
their pleasure to listen in on.
Jn speaking. 'uf the incident Mr.
Booth said thai her stories were re
1 1 t-v-.tI , ti vfrv ii;ii!r;illv that he
. I ..It t' 1i?,,-c,'t" lnincr ill -llin
presence of an old friend, who. was!
reiountmg some ot her experiences j
ri te was not reaiiuiK. miuiei
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a,ctingr and yet she was acting m j,ne
most natural and cheUive way poss:-'
ble. She was all unconsciously act-;
in;'- ike the people she was tening
about. And this is Art. .
This young woman was Lura
Forber, recognized and spoken of as
, ii. .1. n 1
hempr- pronaniv me musi di'S"""
umnnn pnfprtainpr on .the ereat Iv
ccum and chautauqua platforih. Lura
orbes was born and reared among
the mountains of Kentucky and on
tne -iiiuuiHiiiiis ui iviuui,ij mi.v. .... nun: .-viiuvMivi win. un - i . -her
own responsibility went to New j r nr, C. D. Morgan was the guest
under Belasco. nf Mr IV R. Smith last Saturday.
Vnrk- an d studied under Helasco.
She has been offered both dramatic
and moving picture work but chooses
to give her gifts to the lyceum and
Lura Forbes is not a reader sue
is-an- actor, a mimic, hhe -is simple
natural, drigtnal in all that she does
nil v ill laueh and vod , will cry
You will forget yourself and the fel
low next to you and be . wholly lost
in' the people she portrays, some of
whom may live uy your mmst. iu
ppreciate Lura Forbes you neeu to
see and hear her. . She will not be ;n
lyceum long, liecause sooner or later ,
she will be induced to engage in u.a-,r,:tu-i
or nictures. and t'.ieu she. will!
be your favorite acto". Better see
her now. By- special arrangement
.;,!, hnrsrlf and Mr,' Booth we are
offering, her to Piedmont patrons and
am happv tnat' you will have oppor
tunity to hear this remarkable young
woman entertainer., dive Miss l-oroes
a warm Southern reception and every
one prepare for a delightful evening
tow' her. -Miss
Forbes will appear at the
.1.1.'.. 7.0 n m
court house in rrauMm. u . y.
Lower Tesenta News
On November 22, Mr. John Holt's
singing school here was concluded
bv- an "all day singing and dinner on
the ground." Many of our friends
frVim Newman's Chapel, Scaly, and
ni-hpr neighborhoods were present
Some real good singing was done and
all present seemed, to enjoy the oc
casion. Miss Ellen Rogers and Mr. Mont
ebmer.v' Miller were r' married - on
Thanksgiving Day. ' Accept our good
wishes for your happiness, Mr. and
Mrs. Miller. . .;
On the afternoon of the 26th. the
teacher at Lower Tesenta invited tin
patrons of the school 'to come and
see some of the work thru the pupils
were do'ng.'The out's who brave;! the
ram and came. to 'he school l ouse,
feemed pleased with what they Saw
Theteather urged them to keep the
children coming to school just as
rct'ilar!)'.. as possible,
.. Mumps are" in ' fashion for young
. ttrs here. ; Coon -hunting is stylish
for older persons -and some of the
hunters have' 'been lucky.
Today a new son. canie to the home
of Mr, and Mrs., George Conlev. Its'
n?rte s Said to be George Conley, Jr
-"Yesterdtv ;Rev. Cales preached
brief hut interesting sermon at 1 the
'M ethodist church. His text was
"Be ye not conformed to this world
but ye transformed 'by the renewing
of your , minds." ,-
' W. Bamett Con,!ey of Montana,
is visiting relative's and friends here
FRANKLIN'S BIG DAM COMPLETED;
SWITCH TURNED BY MAYOR LYLE
Reforestation by Forest .'
"Riots and rebellion would result
immediately should Congress propose
IIJ LrfA J U U ailUWVt U ' "lie
ar pcr acre every Fourth of July for
fireworks." savs H.. H. Wefel. Jr.
. . . it t " . . i n .. ' ...1 Hi ' . i
Aianuiauuitrs ;m u a.
anc owners However, sunmu im a utx
. . roilectcd !,v the !
ldil-TniHrrn-i! T.-ivcathi'ivr or tht
(,f !?5,('KH).I1U".'.'J( ' toda
"It i-i hi,di
time We 'reni
.'.o not, twenty years henO'f'wil! fi
UA n t simvdy as we are today. !:r
i:ici;H tin-' crmsetiueiices in drourrhi's
yti,-ihg'..inr,i'ct' a-:d f;'ti-v.is i.esi-. rcluced fvr
i tilitv of'snil .crodinir' lands and in.-ui-
licie::cy of industry ba-(. ! upon 'o:r
' own resources."
If jore't - fire. have 'cost tin- Soiii!'
$? l!);).Ci.fl.OI:i:. what have .thvy 'cost tiv
, l'Kilion? !:irvt f;re prever.t'u;n an:
pnAectior. measures- cannot' bo-ad.-v.t-
ed too. srion. The
-. M-.-ysrs. Clyde and Harry Morgan i
have-juirt returned-. Home trom ves-
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where thev have been :;t j
Mr. Harry Welch !taspurciiasea a
Mr, Kobt. mirnette is vissimg nome
folks this week.' .
Misses Ena Smith and Grace Touts
'Were" visiting Miss Smith's narents
1 . i .i
Mr. Albert Burnette of Almond was
in this section one day last week.
Miss Ruth Byrd returned home
from Almond one day last week
nf Mr. VV. E. Smith last Saturday
Mr. C. C Welch motored to Flor
ida a few days ago.
Mr. Doyle Smith Was the guest of
Mr, Lauu Welch last Sunday.
There was a 'box supper at the
Burningtown school last Saturday
niuht with eood salesmen and
plenty of pretty girls we made up
$75.39 for the purpose ot buying an
Mr. 11. I. R. Morgan was the guest
nf Mr F.dil Bvrd last Saturday.
Mr. Claude Bradley of Etna, was
in this section Saturday
The year 1025 is going to show a
splendid record ,m the national cam
luii'mi for nreservation of forests.
This. work has gone ahead on two
lines, prevention of forest fires and
reforestation ot logged-oit areas.
One of the largest timber corpora
tinilv ill the Northwest follows a pro
iair, of replanting within. three years
every tree that is cut down.
Forest nurseries are being estab
lished to enable this company to re
place about 4.(100 acres- a year.
A survey by the American Tree
association shows that 19' states have
forests. 33 have forestry departments
two have-state nurseries and that mil1
lions of dollars are 'being spent on
reforestation The' Manufacturer.-
Poplar Cove Items.
Miss Mamie Gladle was the guest
of Mrs. Harvey Edwards Sunday at
tenioon. Horn, to Mr. and 'Mrs. Willie
Greenwood, November 16, a baUy-boy
Mrs: Lila Dills was visiting Mrs.
Fred - Anderson -Sunday.
Miss Esther Williamson was visit
ing Miss Elenorc Williamson Sunday
Miss Rachel Anderson wa vic-iting
Miss Coria, Huseu.-scm Saturday after
Mr. Fred Eup and Mr. J, Franks
were the guests of Misses Carrie El
len 'Corpeniug', Saturday... "'
Mr. Willie Huscttssoo spent the
week-end '-with hon'e folks.
Mr. Joe . Sctser was at Mrs. Bf If
Huscu: son's' on business 'the past
M,r. Will Dills was the guest of
Mr. Ilarry Edvards. Sunday' morning
We are sorry to report that little
Mary, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Greenwood is - very ill.
tj.'.Mr.s. .Majjni'e. Williamson was visit
ing her rnofheV, Mrs. J. R. Anderson
Mrs. John Smith was the guest of
Mrs. Will Corpening Sunday.
Mr" Gprtis Anderson is Inme with
a bruised arm. He has been at Tig-J
n r- i
nan, ua. -
1500 Horse Power Available
Provision Made for 750
More - Prominent Men
Present. . .,. ' , .
Friday, November 27th, though a
rather drcaryand rainy day., was un-
lh, history of Franklin , Fo- on that
(!;-.;. Mayor S. 11. Ly!e, Jr., turned the
svvilrh at the reccn'.iy completed
; 'micipal .'c:-- put and thus, setit
power over the. lines to every nook
and corner of Franklin. .:
Many citizen-, braving the incle
ment weat'ie", journeyed, to the dam
to 'witness the final touch which, as
sures Fraiikiui. of. an abundance of
hydro-electric energy for lighting and
power p:rp."-. ;. R-diert & Cotnpa-ny '
of Atlanta, the engineering firm who
de-igned the dam ap.d supervised it
joH'tructiuti, v.,i '(; represented in the
j-'ersous of Captain L. W. Robert,
Vice l're-.i.-l!.n: (.'. L. Enier-on and Mr.
A. !, -Slanford. electrical expert of
'he company. Tliee three had come
from Atlanta to witness the ..results
of their labors and to congratulate
the peop'i' of Franklin up)n the.com-
. . f .' i i f . ' T? T A H . ..
ii etion ot. tne dam., am. . i,. mini,
representing Hubert & Company as
resident eucincer. was also present
r Ea-rton represented the Electric-
. ... . f .. . i- - ru..
al Lonsiruciors cuuiiany e uiai--
hntc, who made a record in the rapid
construction of the dam.!
All members of the town board
were present with the exception of
Mr. I. A, Porter who was out of
town on business and- Mr. T. W. An-,
gel. who was kept away by sickness.
Many expressions . of regret were
heard because these -two officials
could not be present. It will be re
membered that Mr. Angel made tne
motion to issue bonds for the build
ing of the dam.
Tho inclement weather Friday pre
cluded any elaborate ceremonies. It
was decided to postpone- all speeches
for a few days when all those who.
havae something to say will be per
mitted to do so at a banquet.
Friday night Franklin presented a
gala appearance with all street light;
burning and with the stores aiu)
bank ablaze with electirc lights.
Over 6,000 Miles Highwy
Under State Maintenance
- State maintenance forces. art main
taining 6,156 miles of state' highway
system'., according to figures from the
Maintenance Department of the 'com
mission. These forces are at wonk
daily to keep the state highway sys
tem in first class condition' and are
doing so. The cost of this work is
being paid by those who use the roads
since the revenue for carrying on the
work is' derived from the license tax
on automobiles and the tax on gaso
Mrs. Geo. T. Stiles
After an illness of six months, Mrs.
George T. Stiles. 59,, died at her home
in Franklin, at 1:30 a. m., November
27. Her death was the occasion of
much sorrow among her numerous,
friends iu Franklin.
The deceased was a devout mem-,
ber. of the Baptist church, having
joined this denomination 42 years ago
She was born in Macon county and
was married to Mr. George X- Si'k
on March 1, ll9l.
Funeral - serv ices - v. ere '- held at . the .
Baptist church last . Saf day after
noon, Rev. A. J. Smith, ; ;cal Baptist
minister conducting t',- services.
Brautiful vocat selection were sung
by. a (juartette. The Ho 'd offerings
were 'many and were h'?hly appfe
cited by the surviving members of
the famiiv. t
The hVarse of the Franklin Furni
ture Company carried the rcmaius to
the' new cemetery west bf the city.
The elder members , of the Men's
Bible class acted as' pallbearers. ; .
Besides her husband tlie deceased
is survived by 'the following children ,
all of whom were p-esent at the fu-',
ncral : Mrs. C E. Cooper, Etowah
Tenm; Mr. N. H. Stiles, Haines City
Fla.: and Mrs. William, Parker; Eliz
abeth' City. N. C." . .
Franklin Citizens Ride Goat
Messrs. L. E. Lentz", Jess Conlev
S. L. Franks, W. B, Ferguson, E. W.
Long, J. J. Mann and Rev. A. J.
"sinlfli tnnlr cli" k'niifhf Tpninl.Tr '
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j grec at Wayncsvillc last Friday.