FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 1928. ,
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The Old Year A
ITS happy days were many, indeed. Its
sunshine of . Progress, and Prosperity
shone upon , us all and it is with just a little
regret that we watch-- , t r,
: Its Passing--
VET we must not let its passing befog our
eyes. Let us look ahead. Who is that
little stranger coming this way? To be'
-sure, 'tis - - ..w-.v. .v i;.,.
The H appy Ne vv
TO make its rstay with us. In its .arms a
bright new book " containing new blank
pages on which let's hope many happy chap- v
ters will be: crowded I '
. As wc haven't seen any items from
Eriartown in quite a while, thought
we would write a few: . '
Well, Christmas has passed and a
new year will soon be here. We
hope the new year -will bring more
happiness for everyone than the old
year has. ' . . '
Mrs. Bruce Duvall is reporfed on
the siek list 4his week. We hope she
will, soon be well again.
' Mr. Britton Smith of Nantahala.
is visiting-his grandparents, Mr, and
Mrs. W. R. Jones. -
Mrs. Jane Caylor and -children of
Murphy,' are visiting her mother, Mrs.
P. A. Hampton, A .
Master 'Ray Duvall is seriously , ill
with pneumonia. We wish hinv.a
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Lee and children
of Hewitts, N. C, are visiting frjends
and relatives in this community.
A crowd of the men folks of this
section went wildcat1 hunting Christ
masa morning. AH reported a nice
time. The; dogs chased coons, wild
cats, and foxes, so they said and they
taught one a ' little ' jack rabbit.
Mr' and Mrs. Shirlev Trammel, of
Hewitts, N. C, are moving back to
.this section. ' " ..' '". ,
Mr. Arthur Garey of Atlanta, is
spending a few days with his mother
Mrs. Letha Garey. . - ' ;
Mrs. Emma Roper and .Miss Maude
Wikle were visitors at Andrews and
Marble the past "week.
We are sorry to report that, Uncle
Parm Mav Hied Saturday. It is hard
to give up a dear one, but God knows
best and His will be done.
Mr. John ' Wishon of Clarkesville
Ga. after spending a few weeks, with
his -father, Mr. S. G. Wishon, left
Monday for Alabama.
; 1 Stroll Items
The Christmas tree at the school
house was a great success.. "Many
children's hearts were gladdened by
Santa's gifts. Our school will dose
New Year's day- It truly has been
quite a, successful season under the
Misses Fulton.. We hope y will
consent to return . tiet school year
and continue the good work.
sMr. Leon Keener returned to' Bir
mingham, Ala., Monday after spend
ing Christmas vacation 'with hfs
homefolks. He has been working in
Alabama . for months. , ; t
Mr. C. N. Jones ad son, Carl, have
returned to their road work dn No.
spending Christmas with homeidks
Mr. Goorge Hcdden als'j has been
with his family through the holiday.
Mrs. Amon Mashburn and, four
children went to see her parents on
Peek's Creek, Christmas. : '
Messrs." Spurgeon and Raleigh San
ders andjfamily of Hazelwood, were
yifitirs relatives here during Christ
Boy' Scouts Have
'Christinas! afternooft'fhe Franklin
troop of Boy Scouts enjoyed . a pleas
ant hour entertaining old "Santa."
"Santa", did not really show up, but
hei dropped his bag of goodies down
just the same. The boys themselves
put , up and decorated a lovely
Christmas tree, but there were not as
many out to see it as they had hoped
would come. But Scouts are not to
be" outlone. One 6i them, sat down
at the piano and began playing
Christmas carols, andean the boys
and the few peoplewho were present!
joined ia singing the lovely carols.
After .the singing.'Mr. Reavis ,was
called ,: on by Jhe Scoutmaster , for a
talk, and he ; gave anv inspiring talk
upon character making. Then Pro
fessor Bramlett was 'called upon to
say something, and he told the boys
what a wonderful thing it was to be
a scout and to really do things. - He
told them they wefe good boys and
for, them to keep it up and hot dis
honor the organization of the Boy
Scouts of America ' of which they
were a part. He told them also, how
he used. to be a scoutmaster and the
camping trips" he had enjoyed with
his scouts. . . '"
' After these short -talks Gilmer
Crawford ' put the scouts; through
their drill and had them repeat, the
stout oath, etc. He then caljed the
roll, and as each scout's name, was
called he stepped out to receive his
treat. : , . ," -., ': : v .
Perhaps next year we can, have a
real community Christmas tree ; and
Cdrol singing vmh a gool many more
out than came' this year. It. is well
- Shortoff Locals . .
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Zachary en
tertained the. young people of . this.
community with , a dance Christmas
night. Those ' present reported a
nice time. , :
"Santa Claus," visited the Shortoff
school children Christmas eve, leav
ing each of them some nice presents.
Mr. Claude Calloway and Miss
Florence Henderson' were married at
Clayton, Ga., ' pecetnber 23.
Mr. Roy Phillips and MisPOcta
Henry were happily married on De
cember 25. The popple of ' Shonoit
join in wishing them a long and hap
py uture. " --,. .i
Mr. Albert Southard's and Mi'.s
Oil Hcnry were married in Highland.
P'.cember '25. ' .. ' " -
We are glad to . koaw that Mrs.
Sam Calloway is still improving. We
hope to see her home soon.
Bill Cunningham and Steve Porter
lit out for Baltimore, Philadelphia
and New York a few days ago to buy
goods for - the spring trade. They
have announced that they will have
a very interesting message' for the
public on their return. : '
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Dr. Walter N. Johnson,
Noted " Stewardsliip Ex-J
pert, Coming Meeting to
Begin January 10th at the
Dr. Walter N. Johnson of -Mars
Hill, N. C, is coming to Franklin to
begin a series of stewardship revival
meetings at the Franklin Baptist
church. The meeting will begin Sun
day morning,' January 10, and will
continue for ten or twelve days. The"re
will be a morning service at eleven
o'clock which will be a study of new
Testament stewardships, while in the
evenings at 7:30 Dr. Johnson will
preach along the same lines as the
morning study.- There . may be ar
ranged also, a special study class for
preachers, as it is hoped that several,
from this section will be in attend
ance -v: , . . .
Dr. Johnson is a preacher of rare
gifts -ana has. devoted many years to
the study of Christian Stewardship.
It is not too much to say that he is
without,, a peer in his chosen field.
He is in great demand for such meet
ings, not only , in North Carolina, but
throughout the entire southland his
work and worth are recognized. He
is doing a work that is telling among
the churches. Franklin, is fortunate
to' secure Dr. Johnson for the one
open date for the year of 1926.
The meeting which Dr." Johnson
will hold at i the Franklin Baptist
church will not be an evangelistic
meeting, but will be primarily for
Christian people and io all a cordial
invitation is extended to attend and
get 'trie benefit of these services.
Death of Mrs. Fouts
Mrs. W. R, Fouts, who had almost
reached the age of 90 years, died at
her home : at Iotla, December 22nd.
Her husband preceded her to the
grave by 10 years. ;
She is survived by the following
named children: Dr. J. IL Fouts,
Franklin; A. R. Fouts, Rolan, Texas;
Mrs. J. P. Campbell, Asheville; S. E.
Fouts, W. A. Fouts, G. T. Fouts and
Mrs. Addie CampbcllJ all of Iotla.'
The remains were interred at Fouts'
cemetery, Iotla. December 23, Revs.
Bradley and Clocx officiating. '
The entire county extends sympa
thy to the bereaved famaily.
Dr. Walter N. Johnson, Note4
Preacher and Stewardship Expert.
County Agent , Arrendale has an
inquiry for, 140 hogs weighing -from
60 to 125 pounds. - Let him know at
onre what you have for sale and the
price per pound you will expect de
livered at Syiva or Bryscn City.
; Earl M. Kimsey
. Earl M. Kimsey, son of M. P. and
Addie Kimsey was born May 8, 1900.
When he was about fifteen years old
he professed faitrr in Christ, during
a meeting held by. Eld. T. J. Vinson.
Soon afterwards he joined the army,
remaining about two and omVhalf
years. While in service he contracted
tuberculosis. He was taken to the
hospital for treatment but seemed
to grow worse. Thinking a change
might help him, he was brought home
but the change did him no good.
He bore his sufferings patiently
and Was cheerful to the end.
' He died December 23, 1925 and
by loving hands was laid to rest in
the cemetery at the Iotla Baptist
church,' there to stwait the resurrec
tion of the dead.
- Funeral services, conducted by Rev.
. He leaves a father, .M. P. Kimsey.
sndfour sisters, Mrs., W. E. Welch;
Mrs. D. C. Fouts, Mrs. Arnold Row
land .and Miss Pearl Kimsey.
"Yo't have entered that 'fair haven.
AH your toilsome struggle o'er,
You have made the port in safety,
For your Savior held the oar;
And your anchor stood each tempest
Tho' 'twas often sorely tried
By and by some day we'll meet you.
Some sweet day beyond the tide."
Hotel Committees at Work
The committees appointed to choose
a site for the new commercial hotel
and to solicit subscriptions are hard
at work. ,
'. An application for a charter under
the name of "The Key City Hotel
Cj.npany," has been made.- Farther
. rWe axc.,sorry to report the death
of Mr.: Bryson Burnet who died
Friday', December 18, 1925. We ex
tend our sympathy to the bereaved
We are sorry to report that
Grandma Bates who 'is ninety-five
years of age, has been very ill, but
are glad to say she seems to De im
proving some now. We wish her a
speedy recovery. 4
Mr. M. D. Billings of Franklin and
one Mr. Street of Asheville, were io .
this section on business , Monday.
Miss Gradie Dehart of this section
has gone to Clear Creek near High
lands, ta finish out a school.
Mr. Eruin Smith and Miss Lillie
Smith, who have been attending
ischool at Sylva, are spending the
' Christmas holidays with homefolks.
Messrs. James and Jesse -McGaha,
who have been at Gastonia, where
they have been at work for some
time are visiting their parents, Mr,
and Mrs; Ruff McGaha.
. Messrs. Furman and Fred Ander
son spent Christmas with their un
cle, Mr. Will Dehart in Tennessee.
Mr. Sandford Smith, who is teach
ing at Holly Springs, spent a week's
Christmas holidays with he parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J.. L Smith. .
,'. : Miss Pfelly Welch who Js teaching"7
at Briertown, and ' Messrs. Homer
Crocham and Clifton Cross passed
through this section Christmas on
their way to Miss Welch's home.
Miss Adelee McGaha, left for Ga,s-
tonia Saturday, wnere sue is going
to. work this winter. - s
1 Mr. V. C. Dehart, of this section,
made '. a business trip to Franklin
Monday. . - - . ,'
'' Mr.' Wrillain" Welch, who hsa been
teaching in Briertown, passed through
this section Sunday o-t his way
Mr. Harley Ramsey .'"?rt' Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Derarf.
A happy New Year t n the editor
of the Press and all it j readers.
Children Home Christmas
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Recce of route
one, were made happy by the home
coming of their children for the
Christmas holidays (for the first
time in eight years.
' Despite the bad weather and rough
roads, Mrs. Fred Waldroop. of At
lanta and Mrs. Homer C. Greene of
Asheville, made the family circle
complete on Christmas day. The oth
er children live in and near Frank
lin. On Christmas morning the
grandchildren, - were delighted witli
the family Christmas tree, while the ,
older members of the family liked
better to eat again .mother's cooking
for Christmas dinner. There were
ten children and ten grandchild '--.mi