KEY CIIT OF THE MOUNTAINS
FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1926.
lj VV V V W
T. J. JOHNSTON IN
Friends Everywhere Highly
Nomination by a Large
His many friends in Franklin and
elsewhere are highly enthused over
the decision of Attorney T. J. John
ston of Franklin, to enter the race
for judge of the superior court.,. It
has been many years since Macon
county was represented on the bench
and the prospect that this county
will again be so honored is extreme;.
lv pratifvine to the citizens of Ma
con county. Mr. Johnston was born
at Franklin, June 7, 1875. Alter tin
ishing high school here, he entered
Emory University at Oxford, Ga..
oTaduatin there in 1896. Mr. John
ston, then took up the study of law
at the University of North .Carolina
and received his license to practice
in 1899. Since that time he has en-
ioved an extensive practice in all
counties in the western part of the
state. From 1901 to 1907, Mr. John
ston was County Superintendent of
Schools. He has also served as -may
or of Franklin for more than nine
years. He has ever been' active in
rhiirrh affairs and is now suoerin
tendent of the Methodist Sunday
school at Franklin.
In the practice of law, Mr. John
ston has had wide experience and
has been uniformly successful. - His
decision to enter the race for judge
a decision made only after urgt-nt
requests from all over this judicial
district--has met with much encour
agement. Offers of support are
reaching Mr. Johnston daily by mail
and in personal conversations. :His
JhtiRt of friends throughout the west
ern part "of the state, are predicting
his nomination by a nanasome major
itv. Thrv claim that he is well auali
fipil in all resoects for the office he
seeks and ? ate' planning !; a si hot Wao
paign in nis- uuciesi.
Beware of Dish Catalogues
On the 25th as the' Press was being
printed Mr. John H. Dalton came
bulging into the Press office quoting
prices on various kinds of dishes. He
likewise orated to a considerable ex
tent on the comparative values of
many classes of china ware. In fact,
he seemed to have dishes . on the
brain. When the editor inquired the
reason for this sudden interest in ta
ble ware Mr. Dalton explained that
he had been in the vicinity of Black
mountain for three weeks surveying
certain tracts of land and that he had
only a dish catalogue to read on
rainy days. He had thoroughly mas
tered the contents of this catalogue.
"Now, DcHaviland china as compared
to that madc. from kaolin is heated, to
'1000 degrees in process of manufac
ture," etc. Mr. Dalton was off again
discoursing on his favorite subject
But when the editor showed him the
new issue of the Press, Mr. Dalton
immediately became ' interested an
what Mr. Thomas had to say about
Mr. Higdon. It is not believed that
Mr. Dalton will be permanently inca
nacitated to enjoy literature other
fhan dish catalogues;
The Goodwill Tour
The Asheville Chamber of Com-
mprrp in cooneration with similar or
ganizations in Western North Caro
lina has arranged ? good will tour
.. - whicli will extend through the south
ern states. The personnel of the tour
is limited to DeoDlc. It is expected
that each county in the western part
of the state will be represented on
this tour. The purpise of the tour is
, to advertise Western North Carolina
throughout the south. The party will
yi occupy a special chartered train of
Pullman cars and will leave Ashe-
ville at 9:30 p. m., March 16th. The
trip will include cities in Soutlr Caro
lina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi,
Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Okla
homa and Tennessee., Slightly over
$200 for each person will pay all ex
penses, of the trip. An advertisement
in this issue gives the complete itin
erary. r .
SrPVI-F.S AT1 FRANKLIN
Rev. B. C. Reavis, pastor. Sunday
school at 9:45 a.' m. Mr. T. J. John
ston superintendent. Preaching al
11 a..m., and 7:30 y. m. by the pastor.
Morning subject: "The Mystery of
Evening subject: "The $cret of
How to Live." ' "
. Pravcr mectinfe Wednesday evening
at 7:30 o'clock.!
Youth of Nation Tops Death
List in U. S. Auto Fatalities
AUTO DEATH RATE
hinder 1 5Tol5 ll5To25 25To35l35Tb451655 53To63 IttTblS 75To85 k)verB5
Otath T- Vr Yr Yrg Ver Yfara Veo Vgr "ntra Ytvra
"y S CCK'n s,imon5 Women V
250 fp V; L-
O ' irrwiT-wwng automobile tnri council ,
yOUTII pays the heaviest toll In annual automobile fatalities. From five
to fifteen years is the period when the greatest number of fatal accidents
occur, for both aexeg. The chart shows the age distribution of automobile
deaths for men and women as given in the latest mortality figures prepared
by the government,, Thesi figures, sayg the Stewart-Warner Safety Couucil
for the prevention of nirtomoblie accidents, emphasize the need for more
playgrounds and Increased safety education among school children.
., Complete statistics are not possible, as only 85 per cent of the United
States keep mortality records. About 22,000 a year to generally conceded to
be the annual number of antoinobila fatalities. For 8,621 males known to have
Wen killed In one year there were ooly'a third as many women, or 2,845, it
spite of the fact that the male population is only 4 per cent greater than the
'female. - . -.
This chart does not take Into consideration the 600,000 Americana who
are Injured annually by automobile. Siich figures are pot available except in
Certain , states, but that boys and girls again make up the bulk of such
casualties Is indicated by the records of New York state kept for the first
nine months of 1925. Here 11,768, or practically one-third of the 38.892
Rufus R. Wilson Delighted
WitiLFrK&lin and Vicinity
-...a., ; -.
Among the prominent visitors to
Franklin this week was Mr. Rufus
R. Wilson of Orlando, Fla. Mr. Wil
son is a noted writer and was former
ly associated with Mr. Walter Page
founder and editor of "The World's
Work." For some years Mr. Wilson
was a reporter on one of the New
York papers. In this capacity he in
terviewed many of the famous men
of the United States, including Gen
eral Sherman. Mr. Wilson is also
the author of that delightful and val
uable book, "Florida Old and New,"
While this was the first -visit, of Mr.
Wilson to Franklin, he was not en
tirely unacauainted with the town
having been a friend of the late Sam
L Rogers, whom he knew when Mr.
Rogers was director of the census
under President Wilson.
Mr. Wilson has become interested
in Franklin and will return here
within a few weeks.
DEATH OF MRS. GRAY
Hundreds of friends in Macon
county were shocked to hear of the
death last Saturday of Mrs. Eugenia
Matilda Gray, wife of the late Geo.
W. Gray. According to reports reach
ing the Press office, Mrs. Gray died
suddenly while preparing breakifast
at her home in Smith's Bridge town
ship. The remains were laid to rest
Sunday at the cemetery on the hill
near Riverside. The attendance at
the funeral of several hundred people
and numerous floral offerings testis
fied to the respect and esteem in
which the deceased was held.
Mrs. Gray was the mother of 13
children, nine of whom are living.
They are: Mrs. Mary Ferguson, Ma
rion, N. C; Mr. Harlcy Gray, Clear
Lake, Wash.; Mr. Elam Gray, Ly
man, Wash.: Mr. Jaran Grav. John
Ferguson Gray, Mrs. Chas. McClure.
Aliss Sue Gray, Miss Annie I. Gray
and Mr. J. S. Gray, all of Macon
This brings to a close the mortal
life of a beautiful character, but her
sweet spirit lives on. J. Q. W.
V NEW FIRM
Messrs. W. G. Hall and T. A. Palm
er have organized a company and
will hereafter do a plumbimr and
s team heating business in Franklin
Both ' these men are well Qualified
along these lines and will no doubt
give complete satisfaction in all the
work they contract.
HIGHEST AM0I5G YOUTH
Services Sunday at the
Rev. J. A. Flanagan from Columbia
Seminary will preach at the Presby
terian church in Franklin next Sun
day. The public is cordially invited
Ford Buys Landing Field
The purchase of 1,400 acres of land
at Maynard, Ind., by the. Ford Motor
company was announced Saturday.
The property, which is located on the
Illinois-Indiana state line, approxi
mately 25 miles southeast of Chicago,
will be utilized as the Chicago termi
nal of 'the Ford Ajr Transport service.
Since the establishing of the Detroit
Chicago airline on April 13, 1925,
Ford, planes have been landing at the
government field at Maywood, 111.
Considerable difficulty was experi
enced by Ford pilots in reaching the
landing field due to smoke and fog
settling about Chicago. This will be
avoided by the new location which
removed. the necessity of traversing
the metropolitan district.
In announcing the purchase, the
company stated that the property
will be utilized only as a landing field
"The Ford Motor company intend?
no manufacturing activity ot any
sort and contemplates building no
more than a hangar for the shelter
and servicing of air planes," the state
The hangar, incorporates . several
unique features of construction and
many of the most modern facilities
for servicing airplanes. The building
which will be 123 feet wide and 103
feet long, will be so constructed, as
to adapt itself to future expansion in
line with future development of the
air transport service. To facilitate
the movement of planes in and out of
the building, sliding doors designed
to open the entire length of the han
gar will be installed. . This feature
will be made possible by the use of
a cantilever type of roof.
The property is but six miles from
the Chicago assembly plant of the
company at Hegewischand is in ex
cellent condition - for use as a land
, The home . demonstration agent of
Pender ' county aided 'one poultry
grower to cull 444 non-producers
from' a flock of 1800 birds. The re
maining hens will give bigger profits
on the feed than the original 1800.
CHAIRMAN HIGHWAY COMMON
Attorney J. D. Mallonee of
Murphy in Race for Judge
The friends of Mr. J. D. Mallonee
of Murphy announce that he has def
initely decided to become a candi
date for the Democratic nomination
for Judge of the Twentieth Judicial
District, to succeed Judge T. D. Bry-
son who will not , be a candidate to
succeed himself as recently an
Jtfr. Mallonee was born and reared
upon a tarm in Macon county, living
upon the farm until after he be
came 21. . He was educated in the
public schools of Macon county and
the Lullowhee high school of Jack
son county. After teaching school
in Macon county for two terms he
entered the law school of the Univer
sity of North Carolina, and was li
censed by the supreme court of
North Carolina at August term, 1904
to practice law. After obtaining li
cense he moved from Macon county
to Cherokee county in December 1904
and began the practice of law with
the late Hon. Ben Posey.
Mr. Mallonee has had, and now has.
a large and successful practice and
has the confidence and esteem of the
people who know him.
The friends of Mr. Mallonee say
that he is well qualified for the ju
dicial honors to which he aspires
having had an extensive practice and
wide experience as a lawyer, and be
ing a lawyer of excellent character.'
, Mr. Mallonee has never before been
a candidate for office, and has held
no office, except he has been mayor
of the town of Murphy, and has been
chairman of the Board of Education
of Cherokee county, but he has been
an active Democrat. ,
Mr. Mallonee is an active member
of the Masonic Order, being a Knight
Templar, a Thirty-second degree Ma
sOn and a Shriner.
1 tic mends '.ot Mr. Maiionee; say
that it is needless fprv them to eulo
gize him for his qualifications are
well known over the district
Mr. Ma'Vmee is from Cherokee
urgently asking that the nomination
for judge this time be triven to Mr
Mr. Mallonee, wro is eminently fitted
tor this honor,
A White Way
Messrs. Otis R. Lail and W. W.
Scott, Charlotte representatives of
the Wcstinghouse Electric Manufac
turing company, were here last Tues--day
on business, connected with the
sale of electrical appliances. They
report that" their company will have
a demonstrator here by April first
to demonstrate the use of the various
electrical appliances, including ranges
While here ' Mr. Jjcott also made
rough estimate of the cost of a white
way for Franklin. A mile of white
way with clusters of lights 100 feet
apart on Mam street and directly oo
poslte each other and 100 feet apart
on the residential streets, but stag
gered, will cost from $8,000 to $10,000,
The Press learns that the town board
has been considering a white way of
some kind. Of course a temporary
white way on Main street can be put
up for less . than $1,000. Whatever
the plan decided upon, a white way
would be a great advertisement for
the town. Well lighted streets arc a
primary indication of a progressive
spirit and since the town has the cur
rent in abundance, the Press believes
that the citizens would almost unan
imously apporvc a project of this
NORTH SKEENAH NEWS
We are having a good deal of sick
ness in this locality. Mr. Grady
Stockton came ftoni Savannah, Ga.
where he was at work, to be with his
son and daughter, who are very ill
with pneumonia. Wish them a quick
We are sorry to report the death
of Aunt Hannah Hasting. She had
bronchial pneumonia, but she could
not overcome it. She was almost 83
years ot age when death overtook
Mrs. J. A. Sanders was sayine to
day she wondered why Santa Glaus
did not come to see her Christmas
The answor came Sunday. He- was
waiting to bring her a Stark's Gold
We . have a constable, Mr. Z. V.
Shope and a real estate man, Mr. J. h.
Sanders. We are hoping business
will start in this section soon.
Mrs. Savannah Sanders from Eas-
lcy, S. C, has been visiting Mrs.
Hasting during her sickness, but re
turned to her home Sunday. ,
Mr. Frank Page and Miss
Elizabeth Kelly Invest in
Six Acres in the Heart of
. Mr. Frank Page, chairman of the
state highway commission and Miss
Elizabeth Kelly of Raleigh purchased
on February 24, through Mr. M. D.
Billings, local real estate agent, six
acres on Harrison avenue known as
the Isaac Ashe property. This tract
is located in the most elevated sec
tion of town near the Franklin Ter
race, a well known and popular sum
mer hotel, and is considered very val
uable for residential purposes. Fine
views of both the Cowees and Nan
tahala mountains may be. had from
For some weeks now visitdrs from
the central and eastern parts of the
state, attracted by fine reports of
Franklin's growth and prosperity,
have been coming here to look over
the realty situation. . Some . of these
visitors have invested and all of them
have been favorably impressed with
local conditions. Many have an
nounced their intention of returning
later in the spring. ,
The deal by which Mr. Page and
Miss Kelly become owners of the
Ashe tract was pending for some
time before it was finally closed. A
thorough investigation on the part
of Mr. Page evidently convinced him
that Franklin real estate is a safe in
vestment. .Miss Kelly, being a na
tive of Franklin, needed no investiga
tion to convince her that such is th
case. The sale price of the tract was
not announced other than the state
ment that the deal involved several
"While the new owners have not'
mentioned their plans, it is expected
that they will make extensive im
provements on the tract purchased.
Change in Nantahala
A partial reorganization of the lo-
V-ct on March 1. District Ranger
. U. sn. ,0j superintendent of road
the position ,nd this vacancy filled
construction r-t of z B Byr4 M
by the appointn.H ,
District Ranger. rthen the
This change will sen. y
j j ; t . .... .fr
uau uiguuaiiuu uj yci nulling iir m
undivided time of one man to be de
voted to road work.
Mr. Byrd comes to Franklin from
the Bent Creek District of , Pisgah
National Forest, where he has been
engaged in game protection.
Treat for P.-T. A. Members
A treat is in store for members of
P.-T. A. March in the following
Two numbers (vocal solos) Mrs.
S. )A. Harris.
Two numbers, (piano solos) Mrs.
R. W. Shields.
Two numbers, (vocal solos)r-Miss
Two numbers, (reading) Miss Eva
This is a special social meeting,
refreshments being served by club to
all members and invitations are most
cordially extended to the teachers
A full attendance will show an ap
preciative spirit to the ladies, who
have - kindly - consented to entertain
the mothers with their talent.
The children's hearts will also be
gladdened to see many out, for there
is yet one more lovely picture to be
given the grade that brings the most
members out, and we a ! want our
child's grade to win it.
Its true, we are all Hsy mothers.
but let's make a speci. l effort to
come this time. You'll not regret it.
Remember the date, place and hour
March 5th, F. H. S., 3 o'clock.
Editor's MUtake Published
When a plumber makes a mistake
he charges twice for it.
When a lawyer makes a mistake it
is just what he wanted, because he
has a chance to try the case all over
When a carpenter makes a mistake
it's just what he expected.
When a doctor makes a mistake it
becomes the law of the land. -
When a preacher makes a mistake,
nobody knows the difference.
When an electrician makes a mis
take he blames it on the induction;
nobody knows what that means.
But when an editor makes a mis
takegood night 1 Brith Sholom '
News. ' .