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FRANKLIN, N.C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1926.
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PERIflT FOR DAK
Congressman Wearer Takes
Matter ur With Power
t Commission Government
"I Now Owns Property.
. Representative Weaver has taken
p with the federal power commis
sion at the request of the citizens of
' Highlands, the matter of securing a
permit for the location of a power
dam and site oil the Cultasaja river.
The purpose of this development is
to furnish light and power in various
forms to Highlands.
, , The power dam would be situated
on property now onwned by the Fed-
wal government as a part of the na
tional forests, and' jurisdiction of
'power plants located on government
downed lands, is of course, vested in
.thQ power commission in cooperation
with; the forestry service. ,
" Highlands is situated . in Macon
'county about 18 miles from Franklin,
and is one of the most beautiful towns
.in Western North Carolina. It was
-developed a good many years ago as
a resort and its location on the very
. sumtHit-rofthe Blue Ridge, surround
ed by .some of the most splendid
; mountain 'scenery of Western North
Carolina, and adjacent to a magnifi
cent forest and' streams make it an
"ideal place to visit. This development
will add a great deal to its attractive
ness. Asheville Citizen.
Boy Scout News
4 . The- court hoiise.-was pretty chilly
last "ine'vting nigh'f,'r" b"ut "fhe scouts
'' ware' on the job' just the same, onie
"of them must have had to thaw out
,them.selv'es -on the way to the meet
ing, for the scouts eanae straggling in
aU during the; meeting.
Pretty bad news this week, but a
scout "must be , honest and give all
the news' both good and bad. We
are going to eliminate the bad things,
as being tardy, absent,, indifferent,
titc. a While we are on the subject of
'bad things- it mighj: be well to recall
Ue:. fact 'that god money must be
paid out for tardiness and absences.
A tine of five cents must be collected
when a scout is tardy, and a fine of
.ten cents must be collected when he
is absent without a good excuse. Al
so,' it is well for us to remember that
"fo,ur consecutive absences without
good reasons is an assurance to the
' scoutmasters that a scout is not in
terested in the Scuot -Troop so the
scuot in question automatically sev
ers his connection with the troop.
There, are many privilegs to be en
joyed, by belonging to the Franklin
Hrop of Boy Scuots, but these is al
so certain work to be done, and the
ones who do not feei capable of doing
the work will also find that the
Troop as a whole do not think they
are capable of enjoying the privileges.
We had the privilege and pleasure
oi having a, visit from '.Majo'r Harris
test meeting night. He came prompt
ly at the hour of meeting expecting
to see all the scouts assembled. ,He
had to sit around and wait for the
. scouts to come in to the great mor
" i fiction ' of the scoutmasters. But
the Major knew that Rome was net
built in a day, so he tried to soothe
our feelings by assuring us that it
' took time to instill the virtue of
promptness in a bunch of " men or
t boys. " " .'
The . Major then gave the boys an
excellent talk on thefir value as fu-
s ture citizens of the community and
of the nation. Be stressed the value
of the scout motto, "Be prepared,"
-telling them that we did not want
another war But if (bne came we must
be ready to meef it. He reminded the
; scouts that they were' to be the fu
ture, citizens of the town and the
country and that now was the time
to determine what kind of citizens
they would become.
. Major Harris did not preach at the
bqys but just tbld them simply and
plainly what (heir duty was as scouts
and he assured ttheni that the town
of Frankliri -was behind them in their
: efforts to maker of themselves real
hizens. Many ' thanks, Major, for
your excellent and timely talk;
" Several of the scouts are stiH out
""-with the iisfisrurinz thB known as
mumps.'' itarlay Kanady, John.
Hauser, BobtfJ Swan, Geo. Slagle.
- Quess Bobby jut belieUe hi the vir
tue ot prayer
TO BE MAILED
Town Board Decides to In
stall Siren as Fire Alarm
System Will Join Fire
. At the regular monthly .. meeting
last Monday night the town board,
at the request of Mr. Jos. Ashear,
volunteer fire chief, decided to in
stall a fire alarm system in Franklin.
This system will consist of an elec
tric siren to be operated by a button
at the central telephone exchange.
The town will be divided into five or
six fire zones, each zone to have its
distinctive signal a certain number
of blasts on the siren. An alarm
system of some kind has been long
needed in Franklin and the authori
zation of such a system is meeting
with unanimous approval among the
citizens of the town.
The board also decided to join the
Firemen's Association, a state-wide
organization with an insurance fea
ture in connection with membership.
This membership will insure the lives
of the volunteer firemen and also that
of the superintendent of the city
water-system against accident or loss
of life while going t or from a fire
or while engaged in fighting fire.
Work on Highway Between
Clarksville and Tallulah Falls
' The squad of engineers and' helpers
is busy locating the new highway to
be built and paved between Clarkes
ville anl Tallulah Falls. Work began
on this' some two wteks ago and good
progress is being made. The people
along the rome-vare rendering every
assistance possible' in'"'' getting - th.w
highway properly located. There will
be no lack of cooperation among the
people in this section, and the county
and highway authorities will have no
trouble whatever getting the neces
sary right-of-way. This is the kind
of snirk that should manifest itself
in all public improvements.
More public improvements and bus
iness developments have been killed,
or held back', by contentions and law
suits than by any other cause. Tri
Coimty Advertiser. .
County. Agnj: Arrendale while at
Raleigh heard the county agent of
Scotland county .tell of the plan of
marketing eggs in that county. They
shipped to New York City .and re
ceived a yearly average of over 44
cent per dozen for the best grade
after all expenses were paid. The
eggs are graded, weighed, packed and
shipped twiee each. week. The Atlan
tic Coast Poultry Producers a co
operative association, sells, the eggs
for one cent per dozen. ' .
The highest grade mast weigh 23
ounces per lozen or more; must have
chalk white shells; must be infer
tile and have light lemon colored
If the farmers who can furnish
white shelled eggs wish to ship to
New York they should tell Mr. Ar
rendale how many hens they 'have.
Should there be enough to make a
shipment twice each week he will
call a meeting of interested farmers
to organize a shipping association.
We believe . that there are enough
white eggs produced in Macon county
to make a few trial shipments possible.'-Cooperation
has made a cream
ery and car load shipments of poul
try possible. Cooperation will make
egg shipping a success;
What Scotland county farmers can
do we believe Macon county farmers
can' do. ' '
Farm Record Work
Mr. Seville anl . Mr. Lipnard from
State College at Raleigh arrived in
Franklin Monday to begin work with
the farmers of Macon county in help
ing them in keeping records of their
farm crops and operations. Mr. Lip
pard is to be here for one year. Mr.
Seville goes back to Raleigh in about,
two weeks, but will return in June
to help with the work for several
weeks. Thirty representative farms
are to be selected and visited each
week or ten days by Mr. Lippard, who
will help the farmers keep their records.-
This' work has been done in two
counties in fhe Eastern part of the
state Macon county faimers should
consider that they are fortunate: in
that their county was, selected as Jhe
first Western county to havo this
work done. ' , '
Will Connect With Road on
Top of Trimont and With
50 Miles of Forest Trails
in Nantahla Mountains.
Supervisor R. W. Shields of the
Nantahala National Forest has just
announced that work will start in the
near future on a trail leading, from
the top of Trimont Mountain ,tvo
and one-half miles from Franklin, to
the toptof Wayah Bald', 17 miles from
town. This trail will be completed
by July 1st.
Trimont Mountain is the end of a
mountain range running cast from
the Nantahalas.- The trail will follow
the. top of this range and connect at
Wayah Bald mountain with SO miles
of government trail running along
the skyline of the Nantahala range
and penetrating all parts of the Nan
tahala National Forest.
The trail from Tr.imont to Wayah
Bald, will traverse a very rugged ana
beautiful country, overlooking the
famous Iotla valley and the valley of
the Ewrningtown. To those fond1 of
riling the trail in connection with
other trails 'on the government lands
will offer a series of mountain views
unexcelled in the Applachian range.
From many points on the skyline
trail of the Nantahalas one may ob
tain views of four states. Broad
vistas of surpassing beauty stretch
into the dim distance where sky and
mountains meet.. The beholder stands
entranced liy .the mighty handiwork
HERE FEB. 15
Lockhart and His Scotch
Lassies in Music, Song
and Story Will Entertain
"Who is .there whose face does not
brighten at 'the. sight of the bonnie
kilts and plaids, and whose heart does
not stir to the lilting melodies of the
We may not all have had the priv
ilege of hearing the famous John Mc
Cormack and Sir Harry Lauder, but
the patrons of the local Lyceum
course this season may see aid hear
some of their well known songs, for
J. Coates Lockhart and His Scotch
Lassies aire, splendid interpreters of
the best in Scottish music, poetry
and comedy. -
Besides being a native of Scotland
and one of the very best of Scotch
entertainers, a friend of Sir Harry
Lauder, and co-intdrpreter with him
of the inimitable Scotch songs and
stories, Mr. Lockhart- is a concert
tenor of real ability, reputation and
experience. He . has sung with the
Henry W. Savage Grand Opera com
pany, the GrajjL. Savage company, af
the Metropolian, New York, and the
Hogarth Opera company of London.
He also toured the world as a soloist
with the famots. Kilties Band.
Mr. Lockhart is a cpmplete program
in. himself, in his Scotch and Irish
songs and ballads, his delicious jokes,
yarns, quips and whimsicalities that
keep the audience convulsed with
laughter, but for greataer variety he
is accompanied by three charming
young women who lend color and
volume to the program by the intro
duction of piano, violin and saxaphone
This company will appea-r in Frank
lin Monday February 15th at 7:30
p. m. at the courthouse.
PREACHING SUNDAY AT
There -will be preaching at the
Presbyterian church Sunday raorning
at M o'clock by Rev. F. Rauchen
berg, superintendent of Home Mis
sions. The public is cordially invited.
Carolina Realty Company
Disposes of 73 Acres on
Lake Emory to Raleigh
On February 2, the Carolina Real
ty company, a local organization,
sold to Messrs. S. R. Horton, T. E.
Browne and W. T. Joyner of Ral
eigh, 73 1-2 acres on the east shore
of Lake EmDry, one and a half miles
This tract is well timbered and con
tains several knolls and swales and
is an ideal location for development
purposes, containing as it does, in
numerable building sites overlooking
the lake and magnificent mountain
views. Much of the land is covered
with' mountain laurel and rhododen
dron. The widest part of Lake Em
ory lies adjacent to this property.
The question of roads to this tract
presents no difficulties. ,
While the plans of the new owners
have not been announced it is evi
dent that they have made a good bar
gain, whether they develop the prop
erty or hold it as an investment.
The price paid was $22,050, or $300
per acre, v
Here's Something New
Under the Sun
Did you ever hear of a Sunday
school class having a real, sure
enough debate? Wejl, you are now
about to be informed that on Thurs
day night, February 18. there will be
a debate at tnc courtnouse oetween
two teams representing the Wesley
Bible class of the Methodist Sunday
sthooT. The class had been divided
under the colors of red and purple
with E. S, Galloway, captain of tlie
ra!;i and C.-C. Poindexter captaia of
'.he' purples. The' subject foi debate
is : "Resolved, That the Cnurch
Should' Provide More Amusements.
Social. Activities and Athletic Exer
ises for .the Young People."
The affirmative will be upheld by
the purples, with C. C. Ponidexter.
Geo. B. Patton and John Thomas
presenting the argument. The nega
tive will be' upheld by the reds, with
E. S.. Galloway J. Frank Ray, Jr..
and Dick Jones presenting the argu
ment. Announcement as to who is
on the red and purple teams will be
made at the class Sunday. Also a
detailed announcement concerning the
debate wiH be. made in a later issue
of the Press. Reserve Thursday
night, February 18, for the big debate
at the courthouse. Be there and
support your team. v
SERVICES AT FRANKLIN
Rev. B. G. Reavis, pastor. Snnday
school at 9:45 a. m. Mr. T. J. John
ston, superintendent. Preaching at
11 a. m. by the pastor. Subject:
"The World's Challenge to the
Church." At this time the Sacrament
of the Lord's Supper will be admin
istered. It is desired that every mem
ber of the church be present, as this
is a very sacred and holy service.
At 7:30 p. m. the Men's Wesley Bi
ble Class will have charge with spe
cial .A exercises. A ; very interesting
program is being prepared.
Prayer meeting Wednesday at 7 :30.
Westerner Wants The Press
Great Falls, Montana,
Major S. A. Harris,
Dear Sir: '
I am enclosing $1.50 for the renewal
of our subscription for. the coming
year, as' we feel that we could hardly
get . along without the Press. It has
been for almost three years now,
making its weekly pilgrimages of more
than 3,000 miles to the Northwest, in
to our home, bring to us the great
tidings of the great progress towajrd
prosperity in our old home Stato. Al
though this is a wonderful country
np here, yet the question naturally
comos ino my mind after reading the
pages of the Franklin Press, will it
ever again be necessary for the
yo,uag' people of Fanklin and the
surrounding i country to come and
build up homes in the Northwest be
muse of' greater prosperity here.
The only reaspnable answer is,
' MRS. ROBERT BLAINE.
Charlotte Observer, Aske
ville Times, Take Note of
Press Issued Jan. 20h
Praise Macon County.
" Our issue of January 29th consist
ing of 36 pages has attiactW consid
erable attention among tiie neaders
of the Press. The issue in. question
was exhaused within .a few honrs
after it appeared. Countkss requests
"for extra copies have been received.
While we printed 2250 . copies 490
more than out subscription list we
could easily have disposed f sevoral
hundred more copies.
Both the Asheville Times and ffcar
lotte Observer have been very oom
plimcntary' in their remarks concern
ing our developments edilMen and
high in their pra'ses of Maan nn
ty and Franklin.
Reprints of tke editorials . from the
two papers appear below. ,
MACON COUNTY PROGRESS
The Franklin Press, in its issie of
January 29, is entitled to be called a
conci.se and interesting history of
Macon county. Not; often has the
task of the local historian beo 'tar
ried put. so fully and yet at (he same
time well within the requirements of
good journalistic entesprrse.
In the past 20 years Franklia and
the rest of ' Macon have iade great
progress. Franklin has paved its
streets, installed water, sewerage ad
electric light systems. Front Fnank
l:n good roads tap a countryside rich
in soil for farming, well stocked in
timber, and containing rich deposits
of valuable clays and minerals. A
dam constructed across - the Kittle
Tennessee river heaf "the" tiwi'-pVo-"
vides eleric 'power as as a
beautiful kike. When the sale of
Georgia completes a few noe Ijkks
of highway, Franklin will ke o.'jne
F- the finest scenic highways m the
South the AsheyiUe-Afctanta nigh
way by way of Franklin aad Ra6m
Franklin and Highland's are Veni
ing popular with' snmmer visitors- and
in both "places just now purchasers
from Florida and etsewhere a kid
ding at a lively clip for real estate.
Highlands, for many years know as
a picturesque mountain foewn situ
ated 4,000 feet above the sea, Jias
lately been, made more acaessifew ky
three highways fpom Dillard; 6a.,
Walhalla, S. ., and Brevard,. N. ,) A
water system has been inrtaB4 aftd
early in January the cHiaeir oi IBgfc
landss vted $75,000 in how to jenet
a power dam and install sewirage
As an agricultural oaty,. as a
county whtere good schools kahwg
been one of the people's chiwftnrter
ests, as a land of fertile and 4ai
ful river valleys with a baefconad
of lofty mountain peaks, Matonjwn
ty has always impressed the rior
as a region destined for big rftfp
ments. Now the prophecies Xhas
character seem to be on th eve of
fulfillment. Ashfivillc Times. .
VISUALIZING GREAT WJNS
If there is any one who ajt;Mik
that the western North i$lina
counties do not know how t adver
tise themselves, he has onJy get
hold of a copy of the dcvelbpnwnt
edition of The Franklin Press. Ftonk
lin. is the county seat f Maeom .and
its newspapr has printed an edition
that gives . an , illustrated hisfory of
the things that county has to seB.
Good roads and artificial kikes fireve.
one of the assets, of Macnn, acidC'its
National forests and mo'- rtain ranges
arc the most imposing h the State.
Furthermore, there seer i to .Vpfj
estate agents up that v;y wMjrt'i
ri ye Florida nointers in talkina sliest
They are "visualwing greit nf?pn
ilngs." and when it comes totw
ing the goods, they arc ".right tncre."
Men's Bible Claw
Tke M'en's.! Bible class of . the
Franklin Baptist Sunday school wiH
hold a meeting in the class-room
Friday night, Fehrny 5, at 7 o.lok.
Refreshments wiH be served and gen
eral class interests d'scHssed.
These monthly social a'Ks
are delightful occasions ; and'. tkose
who do not attend are missbn agreat
opportunity. AM men of nhenonv
mnnity who arc or have 18n,JPnll"
bers of the closs. and al thoytVlio
feel they should be afFiliated-'with us.
are cordiallv invited to attend..
T6HN S; TROTTER, Class Pres.
JOHN AWTREY, Teacher. . .