MACON COUNTY (
Seventeen peaks over,.-.-feet
Twenty-seven peaks be
tween 4,000 and 5,000 feet in
Elcvation , of 2,250 feet.
Municipal power dam.
Water supply from a well
750 feet deep.
I'U KEY CITY OF THE MOUNTAINS J s
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J. 1 FRANKLIN, N. C FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1926. ' , NUMBER FIFTEEN,
VOLUME X.LI. . 1 . .-v : 1 " 1 -
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I-M BERRY HERE
yt'Al Explain Operation of
Electric Range and Show
How to Prepare . Tasty
A two day demonstration of cook
1 ing a -complete meal on the Westing
house automatic - electric range, that
actually turns, itself on and off at
designated times, will be given the
ueople of Franklin My 'Mrs. Clara
Berry of Atlanta on April 12 and 13.
Those who have seen these ranges
have expressed ,, wonder and' delight
at this remarkable stove, t Mrs. Ber
ry's demonstration will see . the . raw
food placed in the stove,, a simple
alarm clock set at. a certain time, and
then a little later will see Mrs. Berry
take the food out of the stove piping
hot, and ready to eat. -
Everybody at the demonstration
;will get a chance to prove for them
selves that the food is actually cookea
' as Mrs. Berry will place the food out
for those present to sample.
The electric stove that will be used
as one of the many time and money
saving electric devices! manufactured
by the Westinghouse Electric and
Manufacturing "company. It has been
so perfected that it is practically fool
proof and so simple, in its operation
that even a child could cook a whole
meal on it. - ,
The automatic range .has been
achieved by Westinghouse' by using
. t.i -I n tliermnctat
an alarm ciock aim uwm"r;
The former turns on the electricity
while the latter turns it off when a
-desired temperature has been reach
ed. A complete chart showing the
temperature needed for cooking any
kind f food has been worked out
scientifically, and is given with each
....tmtt'ir rancrp installed. .
auiuuionv "a . '
. In this manner, housewives may
prepare meals at any time and have
the stove cook them ready to serve
at any time she may designate. It
means that tthe drudgery, of watch:
ing tOOd COOK IS eiimuiareu
.duties of the modern day housewife
A complete' line of Westinghouse
automatic ranges, from small ones
for families of two or three, to ones
large enough to cook for families of
ten or fifteen, can be seen at the dis
f'ay room of The Nantahala Electn.
company and the office of the city
clerk. ;. - - '
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A A If mi I CAI li I A Proclamation
Uail lULLi OVIjU v By the Governor
W I ftP AT. FIRTll The President of the, United States
LiV lALf 1 llU'i has asked that the Go;ernors of thc
t r oll. various states join him in proclaiming
mrs. iris rncr miner Ud asking the cooperation of their
to liallOWayacnary to. De0ole in American Forest Week
Rnti'fiil Hotel Prooertv April 18th to 24th.
UMl A w . The wasteful depletion of. the
WlU Upen may 1st. American forest has been 'a national
r u t.- . o-t j,ic reproach for more than a generation
One of the biggestreal estate deals v - -
, . , . . w t , As a people we have literally squan
toUncr nlarp in Macon COUntV for - .. -
. . , . c dered inherited capital until we
some time occurred last .Saturday " . . . ... ,
. ' w V r, t fu i j have begun in the prime necessity of
when Mrs. Ins Porter Miller sold to '" c " 6 t . , c ' , .
. V.'. ' n i. . u. wood to fee the pinch of actua want
tne uaiioway-atnaiy cumyauj nci , .
. i rr- xt oq m:iolThis has been the more deplorable
MRS. CLARA BERRY, who will
demonstrate the. Electirc Kange
at the,. Nantahala Llectnc com
pany, April 12 and 13.
All Dav Singing at Olive
Hill Proves Big, Success
west of Franklin. For some years, un
der the management of Mrs. Mjller
Oak Hill has been an extremely pop
ular tourist hotel and many promi
because with intelligent care re
turns from forest lands would today
be a stable source of national income
and emo'lovment. Instead, wood
ular tourist noiei ana many yivixu- .. . . . , - , ,
' i t f th. which is in a hundred ways essential
nent people from all sections of the . . . .
v . . . t r,Jto every-day life, which is the basis
country nave iouna rest au tuuuun . . , . ,
... t. u ui ,n;. xt of great industries and. which n the
within its hospitable Walls. Mrs. " 6 . , .
. , . , . snaoe oi ioresi cover is cssciumi w
Miller has recently completed exten- , . a ... . .
sive improvements on ouui mc . of . .. -.
J J. -.o rf e,Arol thnil. -w""B a .
ana grouuus m a wai ov..v.. ..--
Wir nf Ainrii 19tn
I ''Clean Up" Week
k 4 niffriT'ft meetini of tKe
town board of alderrnen it wasrder
,ed that the week of - April 19th, be
designated as Clean-up week and the
town health officer and chief LOf. po
lice were ordered to see that the
town was cleaned up. If you. have
any trash to haul off put it in boxes
or barrels and notify the chief and
it will.be disposed of. ,
Failure to comply with this order
makes YOU liable to a fine.
North Skeenah News
Mr. Wimer Hasting's slogan is "work
while the sun shines. . ne is iurmn8,
out lumber and cross tiesin a hurry
at his mill. ' '
Mr. J. L. Sanders is all smiles its
another girl. ,
. Mr. Ed and Itasca Sanders, from
Prentiss, were in this section Sunday.
' Mr. George Kimsey and wife and
t Minnie Sanders were visiting Mr. J
H. Sanders Sunday evening.
Mr Lawrence Moffitfs- children
were' visiting Mr. Charley Carpenter
MrayEd. Prelo'e and Quince Shope
... A;ur crninor from this section to
work on the road on Cowee mountain
-Mr. Mtnson banaers ana wiic
. to r ranKiui uu uu... ,,
Mr J D. Stiles from Hickory Knoll
was in this section me pai y"
Mr Grady Stockton, who has been
;atome to see his siclc son, returned
Ellerton. Ga., where he
at work on constructing
Vested Stockton was visiting
't..x.4 A1 lUiwav SundaV.: ,
Vr E. B. Dehart has returned to
Franklin, neaf his P0SJ OI"
franniiij. rom GastonVa
U been visiting Mr Manson Sand
A day beautiful beyond words, a
crowd which numbered the largest
ever seen at OHve Hill, baskets heap
ed to overflowing with gopd eats and
numerous melodies sung by some of
the best singers to be found underf
the sun combined in making Easter
Sunday a day long to be remembei
and cherished in the hearts and mem:
ories of all who attended the all-day
ncr'intr at (IIivp Hi i unaav. inc
oroeram started at 10 a. m., and last
ed until 3 p. m. Ernest Roper, and
his sincinz class started the day
-irrV. kv ho rendition of several fit
ting and perfectly sung songs. This
was followed by several beautiful and
timely quartets by.jotin uauon am
Between songs the gathering was
hv a Vccitation of - the Golden
Texts of the past quarter by Misses
Esta and Charlotte Deweese.
n Af th feature numbers of the
whole program was the recital of the
names ot tne dooks wi iw-wi
their.order by little Virlan and Annie
Rnnpr . -
At 11 -m Mr. deoree B: Patton, one
f vuah rmintv'u nromikine young
Ui 1UUV.V1I wwm.j " v t .
lawyers and known in certain cir-
cles as one ot Mr. norns Dames, uc
liveed an interesting and helpful
talk on: "Where Do WE Go From
Here?" Mf. Patton brougnt nts ea-
eer and attentive listeners many neip
ful and interesting iaeas. c
compared success along any and ev
ery line of endeavor to a ladder, stat
ut it ia nprei;arv to start at th
bottom and keep climbing. He clear
ly and forcibly brought before his
hearers the fact that opce you be
come satisfied and stop climbing -yoa
are sure to slip back down the ladder
and thus lose the progress you hav.
already , made; In oth.er words th
only' way to hold your own in well do-
mg IS lO Keep niuvnig iyin'w(
May every one, whether present a
Olive Hill Sunday or not, firmly re
i .u hprnmp satisfied, but
to push on and on as did Columbus
hi days'of old in his search'for a wa
(.v i,ti in TnHia. It is true that Co
lumbus never reached India, but what
is better still he discovered a new
world. There are still many undis
i.,nrlHe in the realm of hu-
man possibility. Are you willing to
o.. tha nnra trt. aee snores unseen
by the eyes' of fnortal man? If so, be
a Columbus ana sail on anu vn.
At 12:30 a bountiful and aeifcious
dinner was spread by the good ladies
Much ot the success oi inv.vyi.Aaw
was due to tne myaiuauic semvv..
rendered by the ladies. The super
intendent hereby wishes to- thank one
and all of the ladies tor xneir cuuyci
ation in making the day enjoyable to
ail. ; ; . ,
After an hour's recess tor wncn
the scene of action was shifted frorr
the school house to thc home of Mr
Sam Sweatman. this was none on
rt th. larlr nf room ln thv
schoolhouse and upon the kind imi
tation ot Mr. and Mrs,- sweaiman
n ua Kasittilnt hill, in front-f Mr
Sweatman's house , were ' rendered
many songs that were pleasing to tne
hnvnniT Aeeree. Mr lim Raby ad:
ded to the success of the singing by
playing the organ. 1
Mr Charlie Roner 6f OAk Dale was
there, together with many., visitors
from communities tnrougnoui me
onnntv finite a number, were down
from Franklin, among , whom vwere
Misses Freda; Siler and: Cornelia
Smith.-.-. :' t ' .... AUt
1 Everyone seemed to have a big
time and in behalf of the Sunday
crhnol at Olive Hill, the superintend
sand dollars. The new owners plan
still further .improvements to makt
Oak Hilt second to none in this sec
tion as a summer hotel
When ready for the use of the pub
lie on May 1st, each room will have
a Kafh nr mnnectine bath. A land-
Hf f V.,
economic problems is to find a sub
stitutet for what might, have remain
ed a continuing and ever renewing
natural resource. In beauty and iitil
ity the land produces nothing to com
pare with the tree. Wantonly to de
stroy a forest is an evil as destruc
i- . : ,n.,Us no tfiA isrartirn
live in us imai icjuiu j j.----
scape artist is expecieu.iu . ,wJin fi0wed
plans for beautifying the 60-acre ract .
on which the hotel is located, nere- r,i:ja. p , o more
af tor Dak .Hill Will be lighted fromL. .K. vanilipd naval
" . . , . t .1 mail i cin-niu. .
the municipal plant. A private water storeS injUstry, wiped'out by the
supply obtained irom a s" . 'f. , needless sacrifice of the" long leat pme
niuuuiaiu m tea, ui y-..v....o f0rest to taKe tnis lesson io tou
nishes a bountiful quantittty of pure We should know, too, that while two-
SDnnK waiti. ... thirfi; ot our total iana area uju
Xt ia understood that Mr. and Mrs. . f mn UnA miirK iSf it has
n Pnrter , nftw in Florida, will have u...a a ,kch that t-re-
charge of Oak Hill during the coming
BIG REALTY DEAL
. Carolina Mountains Realty '
Co. and J. G. K. McCtore
Buy 1300 Acres 12 Miles i
Through the Owens Realty . Com- ,
pany, a local organization, the Caroli
na Mountains Realty Corporation and ,
Mr. James G. K. McClure, both; of
Asheville, recently closed thef deal for
the purchase of 1300 acres of land 12 ,
miles below Frankliri near Etna. Th
boundary includes the holdings .of j
Mr. J. T.: Welch, Mrs.- Raleigh Linfl-, ; f.
sey and Mr. J. T. Gibby on Tabor'g
Mill creek in the Cowee mountain!
on the line between Swain and Ma
con counties. It is understood that
the present owners plan extensive de
velopments on this tract with 'a view
to offering lots for sale, during tlie
coming spring and summer. .
The Owens Realty Company is vcom-
posed of Messrs. J. G., J. L.', and tal
ly B. Owens and Mr. Clyde West
South on Verge of
Route Four Extended
been so burned and abused that .it -re
turns no revenue and is a tax burder
rathor than an asset. We should
know that we' are cutting yearly
twice as much timber as .we permit
fo grow, and that the great furniture
induct and the many wooa-usin
plants are every year importing their
a f sm.v milae pvtpnsinn has been au
thorized for rural route No- 4 to take
effect April 16th. The extension ; con- material from abroad; much o'
cerns only the Brendie lown ana it trom the pacific coast states ai
Watauga sections of the county. The
hicrh freisht chanres.
Utul tho hicllVVaV At I r 1 A'.. ... nn.ci'kl.' Kv
SUCn ' remeaies as ac fuwiun,;
state action it is my purpose to en
route now leaves tne nignway i
nman Tlpnn's store, noes uo Wa
iitiuidu vu.. - kj-' , 1 sidle aiiuii iv ia r " 1 r " "
tauga creek to the church then west d tQ a j t0 the limit of the
, nn u n email . ..... . . .l.
t thp hicrhwav. making only a small
loop. When the extension Decomes
effective the carrier ,will follow the
highway from Dean's store, go tnru
Brendle Town and continue up mi
mountain for half a mile to where
there is a connecting road between
the highway and the old road. The
route here then will follow the old
road down the mountain to Mr. Fer
man Henry's store and pn back to the
highway at Dean's store, i nis ex
tension will accommodate many iam
ilies who now have to go two or
mitna fnf thpir mails.
It is suggested that patrons on tne
extended line get their boxes ready
before April 16th.
Horn Will Not Enter Race
Tn onewpf to a direct auestion by a
Press representative as to whether
he would tagain, enter the race for
re-election to the" house of represent
atives,1 Attorney A, W. Horn . statea
that his physical condition prevents
his aspiring to this honor even should
the people ask that he run again.
Attorney Horn . has ' hundreds of
friends throughout the county who
will regret that the condition oi nis
health Will prevent his acceptance ot
further political honors at the hands
of the people. .
SERVICES SUNDAY AT THE
. p0 I? Raiisrhenherff will preach
in thte Presbyterian church in Frank
lin on 'Sunday, April 11th.
The public is cordially invuea.
MR. DOUGHTY HERE
, li. . ""O "
who owns 200 acres of land on the up
Nanfahala was in Franklin last
week-end on his way to the JSIanta-
hala. Mr. Doughty is making exten
sive improvements on his hoidingF
across the mountains. He has recent
ly set many kinds of fruit trees trom
ralifnmia hv way of experiment. The
results of this experiment will be fol
lowed with interest by the people 01
JrtvpH havim? vou. You are most cor
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Hioiiv nvitpd to come and totn witn
us in our Sunday school each Sunday
afternoon at three o clock, uur sun
Av ia vnur Slimdav school because it
is everybody's Sunday school. Come
again, but do not waji till next.tLas
state's ability to meet the emergency.
Thpsp include a state-wide organiza
tion to prevent tand control torest
fires, guided by a strong forestry de
partment to gathe? and supply infor
mation to tre end ot popular eauta-
tion at to forest needs, iney naiz
eft'eciive forest laws tot encourage re-
i . . am1 Aamr n
tOIXMatlon experuucni au ,uv.w.
stration forestst and scenic woodland
parks. 'Most of all, however, we
need appreciation on the part ot the
people of the fact that timber is ai
n BrffCf:iiv n other croDSJ thit
IlLUl.A. f iv-k'"" -7- .
it is .as much property as a dwcti'ng
house and that it should be neia s-i
crcd against violent trespass or neg
Troncrlv manaeed the tim
ber lauds can in twenty-five years be
incr as much in money annually
as the cotton crop and at infinitely
less expense for maintenance. Mis
managed and neglected, these same
lands can in the same time become
practically barren wastes, ot little or
no value and a drag on other lands
of these facts can be
ht-nncrht tn nnr neoole only by cease
less edulation, continued publicity
Now, therefore, I, Angus Wilton
nf the State of
'nnh Tarnlina. do hereby proclaim
and designate the week of April 18th
to 24th, 1920, inclusive, as American
U firmer WppV - tn he observed by all
proper educational 'and, publicity
agencies, both public and private, by
ial ffnrt' tn.hrini? this subieC
before the students in our schools and
colleges, and the. members ot our civ
ic clubs, women's clubs, and other or
ganizations. Special programs, exer
cises and addresses snouta oe ar
rantrprf wherever oosSible.
The cooperation i of the newspapers
and their advertisers is also suggest
ed in insertinor brief slogans about
forest fire prevention such as was so
effectitvely given dv several paper?
As Governor of this Mate ana as
honorary chairman of Fprest Week
committee I do therefore hereby urge
all public officials, public and business
organizations, industrial leaders
landowners, editors, educators, cler
and all patriotic citizens to
unite in the comm task qf forest
conservation and renewal,
in witnpsa whpreoL I have here
unto set my hand and caused to be
affixed the Seal of the Mate ot Nortn
ANGUS W. McLEAN,
During the next five ; , years the v.
South . will experience one 'of. its
greatese periods of livestock develop . "
ment according fo R. S. Curtis, of the '
Animal husbandry department at V
State College. . . .,
"There are four sound, fundamental (
reasons why this is true," says Prdf." .,
Curtis. "First, the rapid development .
in industrial and business lines will
make necessaiy the production of "
. ... . ' . 1
more livestock ana liveitocK c prod
ucts. With the-increase of 'industrial
wiimris in Liiis aLKui.i ..v.v ; ,
rnm mitw whn arp livestock-mindecx." i
and both of these factsjwill have their f
cpttlpre from .livestock states u
bringing to the attention, of our home,
people thte possibilities ot uvestoc
farming in a climate suitable tor ft
successful propagation and in a te(
I ,'aleigh, April
ritory aajacent to ine great tuusuuv
ing markets. . ' 'V--
"Third, the eradication of the cattle
tick- is now nearly completed ,.ana , ,
opens up the way for. a freedom .of , V
exchange of breeding stock, wwch
makes all territory accessible to tne .
best markets of the countrty. ; ...
'Fourth, the lesson taught by the ,
war; post war conditions and the de-
struction ot cotton by tne ocui weev .
is having and .will &Yt- favoratle ;
effect on diversified farming. Tosp
win tairp into account the marketing -
of roughages through cattle-and thV--
urmsning oi a iiumc ouyyij v
Prof. Curtis states that there at.4
several other minor, considerationiJ
but these are the leading ones, -Tti
(rrnuincr nf livestock is SOUnd in PTM-4
ciple and in fact as proven by the ac-y
cumulated wealth ot ' other seiuoa
which have followed this Plan for
decades. . ;.. ' '','' . .
Atlanta Citizens Invest Hera
f re Porter Kintr and Mrs.. Samuel
Lumpkin, both of Atlanta, have pur
chased camp sites near the home, oj
l. TU- Clirrt,. anrt Mica . Anni
.111. J U M 11 .UQ. - - ,
Slagle at the foot of , Wayah Baltl
Each has awarded contract to Mr
Slagle to build a lodge on their re-
spective holdings. Work will begia
at once so that the lodges may oe
ready for occupancy by. the coming ,
summer, the Press understands ia
ther-e camps will be located near that
of Mr. E. C. Kingsbery, work on
which is now going forward. t
Franklin and Macon county extent.
a cordial welcome to both Mrs. Kinif
and Mrs. Lumpkin. Their lodges ai
to be located in one of the most beal
tiful iections of the South, when
bounteous nature may be enjoye
the fahest possible extent,
Last Fridav nitrht a spark Uo
engine of the freight train on t,
F. railroad set tfire to the forest
the "Y", a short distance above Frl
lin. The county fire warden, Mr. J.s
Mann, and. other wardens were sot
on the scene and with the assistance
of nearby citizens got the fire underv
control Saturday morning after it
had burned over about 80 acres. The w ,
fire endangered the granary of Ms. f
'Joseph Smart,) burning the leaves t: '
within 30 feet ,of that ' " ting.
ent wishes to Mate that we sure en-
ers famly tne '