Elevation of 2,259 feet.
Municipal power dam.
Water supply from a well
750 feet deep.
MACON COUNTY HAS
Seventeen peaks over 5,000
Twenty-seven peaks be
tween 4,000 and 5,000 feet in
KEY CITY OF THE MOUNTAINS
FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1926.
fll FULL FORCE
Steps Taken to Organize
Macon County Chamber
' of CommerceJoint Com
Despite the fact that last Friday
Okl Man Winter came roaring out of
the North in a last desperate effort tc
rout the forces of Balmy Spring, a
score or more of Highlands citizens
journeyed to Franklin as the guests
of the town and were entertained at
a dinner at the Hotel Franklin. The
fact that so many came from High
lands proved conclusively that the
citizens of that town wert intensely
interested in the object of the meet
ing, namely, a clpser union between
the two towns, Highlands and Frank
State Senator H. G. Robertson act
ed as toast-master and also made the
address of welcome. He then called
upon Mr. W. S. Davis of Highlands
who responded with one of the best
speeches heard in -Franklin in many
years. Mr.. Davis stressed the .need of
co-operation for the entire county
Messrs. Lee Crawford, J. A. Hines
E. C. Kingsbery, J. C. Mell, C. C.
Poindexter, J. C. Shockley, G. W,
Marrett arid others then followed
with excellent talks concerning the
need of an organization of some kind
' tJ carry Macon county onward to the
goal of success. Mr. Shockley's talk
referred principally to good roads
His earnest plea along this line was
an inspiration to those present. Mr.
J. T. Killen, who spent the past sev
eral months in Florida with the
Homey interests and who was on his
way to Ashvilie to join the Horney
forces there for the summer, told
those present that- Florida will soon
be on its way to Western North Car
olina in full force., ,
On motion, a committee, consisting
of three from Highlands and a like
number from Franklin, was appointee'
by the temporary chairman, Senator
Robertson, to have entire charge o
the preliminary steps in organizin
a Macon County Chamber of Com
merce. The following were named
on this committee : W- S. Davis, W
M. Cleaveland, F B. Cook, 'Robert
Patton, Neville Sloan and S. A. Har
ris. The committee met immediate!
after the meeting adjourned and de
cided to make the membership for
$10.00 per year. Another meeting
will be held in the near future to se
lect a permanent president, treasurer
i About 60 of Franklin's citizens at
tended the dinner, while the" follow
ing named citizens of Highland?
were present: W. S. Davis, Dr. H. W
P. Thompson. S. P. Pierson, F. H
Potta J. C. Shockley, J. A. Hines, J
W. Baty, Chas. Brooks, J. E. Potts
H. M. Wright, F. B. Cook, W. W
Cleaveland, Quy Paul, Earnest Crun
kleton, S. H. Crunkleton, Rev. Kale
T. M. Keener, Z. Shuler, T: T. Hall
W. A. Bryson, G. W. Marrett, J. C
Mill and L. W. Rice.
One of the main objects of a Ma
icon County Chamber of Commerce
will be to expedite the construction
of Highway No. 28, between Frank
lin anj Highlands. Quite a few of
the speakers at the dinner referred
to the importance of this road, many
expressing the opinion that No. 28 is
the most necessary road in the county
Big Time at Olive Hill
Sunday, April Fourth
The prize offered to the one that
could recite all the Golden Texts for
the first quarter best, was won by
Estie Deweesc, member of the inter
mediate class. Charlotte Deweesc
was 'sleeted by the judges as second
bst. All contestants acquitted them
selves admirably and are. to be con
gratulated. The following recited all
the Golden texts for the quarter in
"their order: Misses Charlotte De
weesc, Agnes Wilkes, Laura ScrogRs
N Christine Roper; Messrs. Woodrow
Poindexter, Virlan Roper and Mrs
A large number attended Sunday
school Sunday, and all were well
paid in more respects than one. Rev.
Mafr made an extremely interesting
and helpful talk on the Bible.
As previously announced, there will
an all-day singing at Olive Hill next
Sunday, April 4. Dinner will be
served for all present. ,A big time is
in store for one and all. Meet us at
Olive Hill Sunday and hear some of
the best singing that can be -produced
by the tongue of man.
I'll be there; will you?
The. Study Club will meet Monday,!
AprU 5, at 3 p. m., with Mrs. R. W. '
BOY SCOUT NEWS
Big bunch of scouts out and several
visitors. . Mr. Frank Curtis there a?
usual. Wish other citizens would
take some of the interest Frank is
showing. His dollar to start the
building fund is getting mighty lone
some, Can't do much with one dol
lar, but the Scout officials and the
Scouts themselves believe in the
generosity of the people of Franklin;
especially in the friends of the
scouts. Let's talk up this building
fund. Many friends of the scouts
come into contact with people who
would gladly help this good work
along, and it would be" great if those
friehds would say: "Look here, I am
greatly interested in the boy scouts
of our town and am helping toward
getting a boy scout cabin for then
If you would like to help in an enter
prise really worth while we would
appreciate anything you can give
us," or words to that effect.
How would you like 4o see some of
the boys demonstarte and tell how
to apply first-aid? You should have
seen John Arrendale . tell and show
how to bind up a temple wound. It
was worth seeing and hearing. Then
you should have seen Ross Zachary
explain and show the use of artificial
respiration. If one of the boy scouts
of Franklin are in evidence whe
some one is drowning they will not
run - and get ' a bucket of wafer to
dash in the" face of the drowning per
son, but they will know, just what to
do and just how to do it.
COME SEE US.
On Friday night at 7:4b debaters
from the Waynesville high .school
will meet Franklin higr sclnol ori
tors at the local school auditorium
in a triangular debate between
Franklin, Waynesville and Bryson
City. The question to be discussed is
"Resolved: That North Carolina
Should Levy a Property Tax and Es
tablish an Eight Months' School
Term for the State." Franklin has
two teams, one of .Which will go to
Bryson City the same night and1 de
bate the same question. If Franklin
wins in both contests then our teams
will have the privilege of going to
Chapel Hill and try for ,the silver cup.
Mr. William McGuire and Miss Betty
Sloan will uphold the affirmative of
the question at Franklin while Miss
Sclma Young and Mr. Lake Ledford
will represent Franklin at Bryson
'i ' if :'V 11
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Thm promii f ternal ipring
U with u ttronf today,
Yfm it ! the buddiag tr.
la Try walk and wjrj
The aartk is aloctamiag f aia
With newborn beauty bright,
And winter' gleom hat VaaiiheJ
la eunlight warm and bright.
The tree that stood stark aad bar
With bursting bud are filled,
The little brook is singing new
The song that long was stilledt
New verdure springs in every field
The violets shyly peep
And all the earth in joy awakes
From it long winter sleep.
How meet It I that Eaitertime
Should greet us with the spring,
When newborn hope and life and breath
I filling everything;
When all the earth and sky proclaim
The truth He gave to men,
That after death's encircling sleep
They, too, would rise again.
KATHERINE EDELMAN. S
(A 1111, WciUrn Newspaper Union.)
Race of Attorney T. J. John
ston of Franklin i$ Meet
ing With Wide Popular
Writh about two months yet re
maining before the primary on 'the
5tth of June, the race for judge of
the 20th judicial ' district is growing
in interest. To date there are four
candidates in the race from as many
different counties. Numerous reports
reaching Franklin from all communi
ties in the district indicate-that Aa
torney T. J. Johnston of Franklin is
making a good race; His f fiends ev
erywhere are becoming intensely in
terested and are predicting Mr. John
ston's nomination by a safe majority,
Many offers of support are reaching
Mr. Johnston's friends in Franklin
from somewhat suprising sources
sources that were believed pledged
to one or another of. the other. candU
dates. The friends of Mr. Johnston
are well pleased with the progress he
is making in the race for judge.
Besides the poultry loaded at
Franklin about 5000 pounds was load
ed at 'Otto and 5414 pounds at Dillard.
Ga. The money received 'at Dillard
amounted to .$1349.10.
The nearest estimate is that 35,000
pounds were loaded at Franklin, Ot
to and Dillard and valued at about
$9,000. At 'least 32,000 pounds valued
at $8,000, w as produced in Macon
When the train reached Clarkes
ville at about 4:30 p. m., Thursday
enough poultry was there to fill the
aisles and hallways of the two poul
try cars and about 2,000 pounds had
to be loaded in a box car. There was
probably as much poultry to be load
ed at . Cornelia as was loaded at
Clarkesville. ; On Friday morning
they were waiting for another (the
third) poultry car to be placed for
loading. About 400 farmers loaded
at Franklin, about 75 at Otto and 75
Easter Services at St.
Agnes Episcopal Church
"The three sad days are quickly sped
He rises glorious from the dead:
All glory to our risen Head,
8 :00 a. m. Celebration of the Holy
10:00 a, m. Sunday school, singing
or faster hymns.
11:00 a. m. Short form of Morning
I'rayer and celebration of Holy
Sermon theme: "The Future Life
in the Light of the Resurrection."
Solo by Mrs. Smith Harris.
3 :00 p. m. Children's Service.
At this service the Sunday school
children will present their Mite Box
A talk will be made to the children
by Mr. Frank Murray, judge of Ju
This talk will be extremely helpful
to all of us, for Mr, Murray has had
a great deal tf experience with the
children of Macon county.
You are cordially invited to all of
The annual egg hunt of the Sunday
school on Easter Monday, at 4 p. m..
at the church. . '
The Man Who Saves
The man who saves today owns
the business of tomorrow. The man
who wastes today and continues to
do so wjll be working tomorrow for
the man who saves today. So, boys
let's get busy and pay our back taxes
and SAVE "our property. Also save
that unnecessary space that is being
taken up in our good old county pa
per headed "Last and Final Call -For
Taxes." C. O. 'C.ORBIN;
The Franklin school has entered
the spelling bee sponsored by The
Charlotte Observer. This contest is
attracting wide attention throughout
the state. The local winner will gc
to Charlotte as the guest of The Ob
server and the winner there will ge'
a free trip to Washington to take
part in the national spelling bee in
June. The Franklin school would
like to have entries from, other
schools of the county.
Expert To Be Here April
12th and 13th At Nanta
hala Electric Company's
Shop Everybody Invited.
The remarkable progress that hag
been made in the art of cooking by
electricity, will be demonstrated to
the housewives of Franklin, begin
ning next ' April 12, and lasting two
days. - The exhibition will be ia
charge of Mrs. Clara Berry of At
lanta, and will be held at the shop of
the Nantahala Electric company, u
der auspices of the Franklin Light
& Power Department.
The Westinghouse electric range
the widely advertised "Range With
the Clock," that actually turns itself
on at any designataed hour, and turns
itself off when the food inside has '
been cooked, will ,be used by Mrs
Berry in her demonstration.
This new range has completely
revolutionized cooking. It enable
housewives to prepare meals, leave
and attend to other duties and find
the. meal completely cooked and pip
ing hot when they return. In short,
it means the emancipation of wives
from the drudgery of watching tool
as it cooks.
The mechanism that works this re
markable range is simplicity itself. A
simple alarm clock on the top of the
stove is set at a certain time, say five
o'clock in the afternoon when the
evening meal is usually started. Thea
the raw food is placed in the oven
and the housiwife forgets about it.
Promptly at five o'clock, the alarm
clock springs a switch and the heat
pours into the oven. When the right
temperature, has been provided b
the electric wire, the stove automat
ically cuts itself off, and keeps the
food hot until wanted.
What is known as a thermostat, '
cuts the juice off when the right tem
perature for cooking the food in the
oven has been attained. A chart
showing what temperature should be
secured for the perparation of every
variety of food is furnished with e
Electricity, the power that rapidly
is replacing all other forms of energy
in practically all lines of industry,
rapidly is forging to the forefront
the most inexpensive, cleanest, aa4 '
quickest method of cooking food, aai
millions of families throughout, the
world are preparing their meals om
these magic stoves. ; - ;v.
Mrs. Berry, who will be in charge,
has had many years experience ia
demonstration work, ,aj)d is a cooktag
instructor of renown. In addition to
demonstrating how the Westinghouse
automatic electric range operates, she
will give cooking instructions to dl
How meats, breads, vegetables, de
serts, and all manner of food can be
prepared on this remarkable range,
will be shown, and everybody m
Franklin interested in cooking, is -vited
to attend. There will be no ad
mission fee charged.
Letter from J. W. Bryson
Dear Mr. Harris: ;
Many thanks for starting my Presi. '
I have felt lost without seeing my
home town paper. Just at the time
my subscription expired many activi
ties were in progress, consequently,
am far behind as to present activities.
I can't help but feel that Western
North Carolina is coming into its
own. Franklin and Macon "county has
many natural advantages aside from
the wonderful streams and. lofty
niountains.i While I have been away
from Macon since 1899, I make it
pint to get back at least once a year
to see the family and friends as wcM
as get a breath of good fresh air.
Should my subscription expire with
out my personal renewal, you might
call on any of the following, who I
bfclieve would trust me to the extent
John Trotter, Fred Higdon, Will
Franks, Tom Angel, Will Higdon and
a dozen others I could name. I start
ed to .say John Moore, but I don't
guess he would care to take any
chances. , '
Will see, you this summer and per
haps go fishing.
J. W. BRYSON.
"All A MISTAKE"
A olav. "All a Mistake" will 'he
given at Franklin High school audi
torium, Friday, April 9th, at 8 p. m.
Jflay given by the Junior class of
Bryson City High School.
You will , make a mistake, if yoa
miss "AH a Mistake." Come.