FRANKLIN HAS ,
Elevation of 2,250 feet.
Municipal power dam.
Water supply from a well
750 feet deep.
NO MOSQUITOES "
MACON COUNTY HAS
Seventeen peaks over 5,000
Twenty-seven peaks be
tween 4,000 and 5,000 feet in
KEY ClTt OF THE MOUNTAIN
; flp JF f sitlii f i
yOLUME XLI. FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1926. NUMBER THIRTEEN!.
Miss Clara Berry of Atlanta,
to Show Westinghouse
Product Here April 12th
The Westinghouse Automatic elec
tric range, the stove that starts and
stops itself, will be demonstrated to
ihe ladies of . Franklin, beginning
April 12, and lasting for two days,
according to an announcement made
ly the Light & Power department of
ihe town, under whose auspices the
demonstration will 'be held.
Mrs. Clara Berry, of Atlanta, well
known cooking expert, will be in
Charge of the demonstration, and in
addition to showing how this re
markable Westinghouse range oper
ates, she will instruct the attendants
in the art of preparing appetizing
"., Everybody is incited to see this
Westinghouse automatic electric
range work. It is known as the
"Range With the Clock" and al
though a product of many years re
search work, and tireless experi
ments, it has been placed on the mar
ket in such a simplified form, that
even a child could cook a meal to an
It is worked by an alarm clock and
a thermostat. The former starts it
cooking and the latter cuts it off, all
automatic, and requiring the atten
tion of watchfulness of nobody.
. The housewife having something to
do in the afternoon, prepares her eve
ning meal in the morning. . The raw
food is placed in the oven. Then the
alarm clock is set for five o'clock in
the afternoon, or whatever time the
evening meal is usually started, and
the housewife then forgets about it.
Then when five o'clock rolls around,
the alarm clock goes off, just like it
loes at six a. m. in the morning, but
this time, instead of arousing the ire
of the sleepy-headed individual, it
springs a switch, which turns on the
current in the oven, and the cook
When the temperature inside the
oven has reached the desired point to,
cook 'whatever food is inside, the
thermostat undoes the work of the
alarm dock and the juice stops.
But, the meal is cooked, and the
oven retains sufficient heat, due to
its scientific construction, to keep
the food piping hot until it is time
to serve it. A complete chart, show
ing the exact temperature that is re
. quired to cook any kind of food, ac
companies each range, thereby leav
ing nothing to guesswork.
This remarkable Westinghouse in
vention has relieved millions of wives
all over the world from the drudgery
of watching food cook. It enables
them to cook their meals and play
bridge ' or go shopping at the same
No charge will be made for the
demonstration, or for Mrs. Berry's
instructions. The general public is
Next Clinic For Cripples
at Waynesville, March 27
Many crippled' and handicapped res
idents of this county ara availing
themselves of the wonderful pppor-.
tunity , provided by the Rotary Or
thopaedic Clinic held on the fourth
Saturday of each month in the Meth
odist church at Waynesville. , The
next clinic will be held on Saturday
During the clinics that have been
held at Waynesville, 27 examinations
have been made. Dr. Edward King
the orthopaedic surgeon, who is con
ducting the clinic has recommended
" operations for five of these . cases
, Some of these cripples are undergo
ing operations at the present time
occupying a fre bed furnished by
the Mission hospital of Asheville.
In addition t9 "those who are hav
ing their deformities corrected by op
erations, several cripples are receiv
ing. all of their treatment at the clin
ic. In the clinic three plaster casts
. and two corrective shoes have been
applied, while prosthetic appliances
have been recommended for five.
, That this clinic is meeting a real
need in providing orthopaedic treat
ment for the unfortunate cripples of
this section is evidenced by the num
ber reporting ito the clinics and the
- wonderful improvements that are be
ing obtained. Those in close touch
with the clinic have expressed them-
.selves. as believing this to be the fin
est humanitarian work that has been
undertaken in this section.
Published by the S. S. S. Society.
"Watch your - step. You almost
missed that middle step. If you had
missed it, you would have fallen,"
said the father to his small son as he
climbed up to the porch. Yes, the
child was watching where he was go
ing, ,he only thought he could miss
one step and then reach the top in
safety. But when even one step is
missed there most always follows a
fall. : . ;
The same way throughdut our
life work, if one step is missed we
can hardly reach the next. Each year
of schooling is a step. When we
miss one year of school it is very dif
ficult1 to begin the next year. When
we miss one day from school, un
less we make up those unrecited les
sons we have missed a step
when steps are missed we can rarely
ever reach the top without falling
Beware of those steps, Freshmen
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors!
When school closes have yourself I
prepared to stand on the "porch of
next year's work" and be ready toj
antav fda "UiMnnr rrrm rvf lio iirrn-1.-" .
for next term. S. M. Y. '26
The societies are still having week
ly contests. Last Friday the Laniers
gave a program, as they' used to, and
this Friday the program will be given
by the S. S. S's. The program last
Friday was in honor of St. Patrick's
Day. Miss Tim Crawford sang a
solo. "Mother Machree and Miss
Lois. Ferguson gave the life of St. (
Patrick. Some other songs were
sung and the whole program was.
. ' !
The baseball team is flourishing;
greatly. Last Friday our boys play-1
ed the town boys and made a "triple!
play." The official scorer said it'
was a scoreless tie. It was an inter
esting game and quite a few people
came out to see it.
annual is still "holding . its
own. ihe pictures nave Deen maae
and everything is progressing smooth
ly. The people around town had bet
ter put iii an order for this annual
pr they won't know what they are
missing. It costs seventy-five cents
but is worth a great deal more.
Spring fever seems to have over
taken some of us. If we don't look
out it might .cause us to fail at the
last minute. Some, however, are
hustling as much as ever, so the ma
jority will probably pass and pass
; The first, second and third grades
held a contest in singing during the
chapel period Thursday morning
They saiig exceedingly well for such
little folks. The decision went tc
Mrs. Crawford's section of the third
Lois Ferguson was not put on the
honor roll list last month! It was
only an oversight by some one, be
cause Lois always makes the honor
A Rummage Sale is on for this
week. It closes Saturday. Many
people have an opportunity to give
something of little value to them, and
at the same time help the school get
things it needs. Quite a number of
folks have already given things. The
school room that gives the most, gets
a prize. E. S. '27.
-'.'" r , Jokes '
'"Why are you so down on William
nowadays?" .. - .
"I once, told him a most important
secret" ' .
"The brute you don't say he gave
"No,' he forgot what it was."
"Sue Hunnicut goes to Europe fre
quently, doesn't she?"
"Does nhe? She's returned so often
that every time she sees a banister
J she crawls up on it and begins to
look around tor the photograpner.
"Willie, T thought I told you to
6tay in the house all day."
"Ycssum, you did, but ' Grandma
sent me down to the drug store to
jet her lipstick refilled."
T.W.Porter Sells Land
Mr. T, W. Porter has sold to Mr'
W. B. McGuire 220 feet frontage on
the Georgia road lying between the
home of Mr. Mark Dowdle and the
home of Mr. D. D. Rice, now under
construction. These lots include the
ridge near the tabernacle. It is un
derstood "that Mr. McGuire, in this
transaction, acted, as a trustee for oth
er parties whose names The Press
was unable to learn.
TO START APRIL 1
Wilson Construction Com-
pany Will Begin Pouring
. ... .
Concrete on Highway No.
285, April 1.
Mr. W. U Wilton, president of the toogechaye. In 1878 Mr. Love was a
Wilson Construction company, was mail carrier on the Franklin-Walhalla
here last Friday and in conversation , routeIn tse days there were two
4u d V i l .'routes to Warnalla, one by way of
with a Press representative, stated ( Highlands and the other by way of
that his company will begin pouring Clayton. The mail was carried on
concrete on (Highway No. 285, on the ; horse-back as was the mail from
first day of April. This company has Asheville to Murphy. The riders
the contract to hard-surface this road were equipped with bugles and when
from Franklin to Cowee Gap, a dis-inearing a post office the clarion call
tance of a little more than eight miles, of the bugle could be heard for a dis
With the exception of two miles on, tance of two miles or more,
the mountain, the concrete has al-
ready been poured. The Wilson
Construction company expects to fin- mail from the train and was wonder
itih this section during the month of ing how we riders would have taken
April. When finished Macon county's care of that much mail in the olden
portion of the Franklin-Dillsboro
road will be ready for traffic. It is re-
ported that the contractor in Jack-1
crn rnti f r V a e rn1f ftvA nr civ tnilnC
to pour when the entire road will be
finished. Reports reaching Franklin
are to the effect that this contractor until Mr. Waldroop, the contractor
began work last Monday. I had to send a wagon over there to
On completion of its contract in . bring the mail to Franklin." .
Macon county, the Wilson Construe-: According to Mr. Love, Mr. A. P
tion company will move its mixers Munday was postmaster at Aquone
to Chimney Rock and to Rutherford in 1878. This office was the dividing
county, where the company will en- point for the mails between Franklin
gage in further highway construction, and Murphy. When the Nantahah-
It is a matter of extreme regret to , were covered deeply with snow the
the citizens of Macon county that carriers had a hard time making the
the Wilson Construction company trip.
will soon leave the confines of the Mr. G. W. Johnston, who died some
county. This company built the road years ago, was also born on the Enloe
from Franklin to the Georgia line, a farm and during his life time was a
distance of 14 miles, in four months j close friend of Mr. Love. Mr. John
and thus established a record in the ston's son married Miss Ella Love
state for rapid construction. The re-! daughter of Mr Jim Love, and the
lations of this company . with the family now lives at Young Harris,
county authorities and with the state Mr. Love will spend two or three
engineers and inspectors have been i week s in Macon county visiting
cordial and pleasant.
BOY SCOUT NEWS
At -the scout meeting .last Friday
evening there were present more than
40 boys and several visitors. All the,
boys were keenly! interested and
eager for the meeing to begin.
Games were played, jumping, leap
frog, etc., for about half an hour
then Ross Zachary called the scouts
to attention. Phil McLollouch, t. u.
Baird, Bill Higdon, John Hauser
Billy Hames and several other scouts
each took turns coming out to the
front and lining up the scouts in
military fashion. It is a great sight
to see that line of boys obeying'
promptly the different commands
eiven by the scout in charge. Each
meeting night several of the scouts
will be given an opportunity to act
The Scouts were informed that the
Scout Couhcil at a special meeting
decided it best for the interest of all
concerned to sell the scout boat and
use the money for building a cabin
and equipping it. The scouts were
asked what they thought about this
arrangement, and they all agreed that j the side about 30 to 40 lays after en
it -was the best thing to do. Every tering. The second brood gets in on
scout proved himself to be a good the side generally,
sport when he learned the boat was "To control this pest," says Mr
to be sold, for not a kick was made , Brannon, "it is Very important to fill
by any one. the calyx with arsenate of lead spray
Mr. Frank Curtis, who is very of- before the calyx closes. Therefore
ten present at the meetings was ask- we recommend that arsenate of lead
ed what he thought about this deci- spray be applied when seven-eighths
sion. (Remember, Frank was the one of the blossom petals have fallen in
who made the scout boat possible for order to fill the cajyx cup or ( the
the troop.) He was asked to give blossom end of the fruit with poison
his opinion after the scouts had ex-j before it closes. This spray has no
pressed theirs in order that they relation to the time the first brood
might not be influenced by what he. j of larvae emerge. -. It is applied sev
would say. Frank declined to makeleral weeks before the larvae willen
a speech, but he agreed heartily with , ter the fruit but it is held there to
the action of the Scout Council, and j poison the young larvae which at-
said lie was sure that the troop as a
whole would get more real enjoy
ment out of the proceeds of the boat
than they would out. of the boat.
Then Frank pulled out a dollar bill
and gave it to the scouts as the begin
ning of a "fund to equip and build the
scout cabin. If one hundred other
interested citizens of Franklin would
follow this example, bur cabin would
be assured, fully equipped.
Several of the larger scouts were
appointed as a committee to test oui
the different scouts in baseball,, with
a view of quickly getting up a scout
We want you to come see what we
PRESIDENT'S FATHER DIES
Col. John C. Coolidge, lather of
the President died at his home m
Vermont ata 10:41 p. hi., March 18
while the President was speeding by
train tohe bedside. JThe President's
father was 81 yearsof age. Heart
trouble "was the immediate cause of
Jim W. Love Talks of Old
Times in Macon County
Mr. J, W. Love of Young Harris.
I Ga., visited The Press office Monday
and talked entertainingly of his ex
i periences in the countv several vears
a8- Mr. Love is 72 years of age and
iwas a citizen of Macon county until
'18 years ago when he moved to
Young Harris.. He was born and
reared on the farm now owned by
Mr. T. B. Enlop nn thp iinnpr Par.
"Times have changed," stated Mr
Love. T just saw a truck load of
days. Mr. Love then went on to say:
"We never had much mail to carry in
1878 excepting when the congressmen
hporan moilinfT nil CAP1 QtlH- tinnlrc
that nobody read, un
the., mails accumulated at Walhalla
friends and relatives. He reports the
school at Young Harris as constantly
growing, new buildings being erected
1 each year.
CONTROL APPLE WORMS
BY SPRAYING IN TIME
Raleigh, N. C The codling moth
or apple worm causes more apples to
go to the cull pile than any other pest
1 affecting the crop in North Carolina.
Injury to apples is done by the larva
of the moth. This larva is a small
pinkish worm about one-half to three
fourths of an inch in length. It
' Spends the. winter in a cocoon under
the bark' of the trees and there are
two and sometimes three generations
per season in this state.
According to C. H. Brannon, exten
sion entomologist for State College
the adult moth emerges about two or
three weeks after petals fall but does
Rot deposit eggs until the tempera
ture gets , around 65 degrees. The
young larva feed to some extent on
the foliage of the apple, tree: but en
ter the apples at the blossom end
soon after hatching. The worms be-
I come mature and leave the fruit on
tempt to enter,
"The second codling moth spray is
also applied for the first brood but it
is to kill those which do not attempt
to enter the calyx end and which
feed on the foliage. Thus we are
giving two sprays to kill one brood
of the insects.. This is important
however, for the second brood comes
. from the first and if the first worms
are killed, the second brood will be
greatly reduced. ! 8he third is timed
to poison the second brood as 'they
are hatching in greatest numbers."
JOE LEWIS DEAD
Mr. Joe Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Dave Lewis, died at his home just
west of Franklin, March 17. His Te-
fains were buried at the new ceme
tery the same day, Rev. B. C. Reavis.
pastor of the Franklin Methodist
church, conducting the. services.
An invalid for five years the de-
ria;pi1 liar! hnrn his suffprincs with
fortitude. Besides his family the de
Ceased leaves hundreds of friends to
mourn his death.
President Coolidge Seti
Aside Week of April 18
24 As American Forest
. President Coolidge has designated
April 18-24. inclusive, as the 1926
American Forest Week, according to
an official proclamation. He gave
full weight to the evils -resulting
from impoverished and idle forest
land, but declared that a eh
taking place in the attitude of land
owners toward the country s forest.
Secretary of Agriculture Jardine, i
making public the forestry proclama
tion, emphasized the importance of
tree crops to the farmer and small
landowner, declaring that one-third
of all forest land in the United States
is in small wood-lots. He also pointed
out that the observance of America
Forest Week has reached nation-wHe
proportions anl that the annual cani-
paign is directed by the American
Forest Week, a federation of nearly
100 organizations with Hon. Frant
O. Lowden of Illinois as chairman.
Ihe Department of Agriculture is
represented on this committee by the
forest iervice, the Bureau of Plant
Industry, and the Biological Survey.
A new feature of this year's obser
vance is the formation Of forpct toppV
committees in each state and Alaski
in order, that local forestry problems
can be studied anrt mpt hv taf
counties, and municipalities. Canada
has issuesd a proclamation callutg
for the observance of a Forest Week
this spring at the same time it is ob
served in the United States.
Treat Them Right
Returning from Tampa where he
was active the past winter to resume
personal charge of his real estate of
fices here, W. T. Rowland was askd
if many Florida people would be here
the coming summer. He replied that
Acre would be many, many, thou
sands and that they would bring
money with them. "But how muck
of that money will they invest heref"
asked another inquirer.
"That," said the realtor, -speaking
slowly and with unmistakable seri
ousness, "depends on how we treat
them." In this he voiced advice,
warning, hope. If we meaning th
section treat the prospective invest
ors as a reputable merchant ddes
strangers seeking to buy in his es
tablishment there is the almost cer
tainty that they will buy land. Tkese
people have heard much of this sec
tion, its mountains, its climate, it
roads, its attractions, and have the
idaa that it has a great future. They
will come disposed t invest. ,
'They will come and a number are
coming even now with their eye
open also, experienced in condition"
that handicapped Florida, and quite
alert. They will be willing to pay tor
what they get, but likewise insistent
on getting what they pay for. They
will look for land but not for a "lani
game." Their trust that values here
are reasonable can be quickly turned
to distrust. They will gamble on no
"pig in the ooke," nor stake real mon
ey against claims and promises that
stir their suspicions.
Those of our section who act as if
they think that as soon as the sun
shines hot, a horde of visitors from
Tampa and Miami will rush here and
riotiously compete with each other in
buying whatever is offered and at any
price that is named are doing the
community harm. Their own rivalry
in securing "binders" on property at"
extreme prices will only serve to de
ter the visitors from buying. They
will not find buyers for these "bind
ers," but by exciting other land own
ers by these false standards to de
mand absurd prices will prevent them
from getting the visitors to buy.
Some of these "binders" represent
prices absurdly high and land own
ers shonld not accept them as stand
ards. The newcomers, well aware of
the vast possibilities of this section
and optimistic as becomes those who
have seen Florida lands vastly in
crease in value, will be willing to an
ticipate the future liberally. But
they will not pay now the value twen
ty years from now we are not yet
New York. Treat the newcomers
right real estate dealers should
consider-themselves reputable mer
chants whose stock is land. Asheville
SOLICITOR DAVIS HERE
Last Wednesday Solicitor Grovef
Davis was in Franklin in the interest
of his candidacy for re-election. Mr.
Davis has many friends in Macon
county who would be glad to see him
fill this office for another term.