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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1926.
MOUNTAIN TO BE
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Gal-Zak Hotel Corporation to Build $250
000 Hotel on Tremont Mountain Two
Miles North of Franklin Work to Start
at Once Trimont Park Corporation
Will Develop 1500 Acres. ,
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E. S: Galloway
Originator . of
and Gal-Zak Hotel.
THE GAL-ZAK HOTEL CORPORA -1
HON, composed of local and New
York men, will begin, the immediate con
struction of a $250,000 hotel on Tremont
mountain overlooking Franklin and with
an elevation of 4,000 feet above sea level.
The hotel is to be built on the peak nearest
town. The Tremont Park Corporation
has donated 80 acres of land to the hotel
corporation which tract includes all three
peaks of Tremont mountain
The site of the proposed hotel com
mands, beyond doubt, one of the most
magnificent views in all Western North
Carolina. From this site one can see five
mountain ranges and parts of four states.
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina
and Tennessee.; The five mountain ranges
to be seen from the top of Jremont ,are : The Blue Ridge,
Nantahala, Cowee, Balsam and the Great; Smoky moun
: tains, the 'latter the site of the proposed national park, 40
miles to the north. From Tremont one also obtains a com
plete view of Franklin in the immediate foreground The
five state highways leading into Franklin may also be seen
for miles in each direction. At night the lights of Frank
lin and the head lights from automobiles on these five high
ways, together with the dim outlines' of mighty mountain
ranges in the distance, remind the, beholder of stories of
wonderful fairylands. . '
The Gal-Zak hotel will consist of three stories and
basement arid will contain l60 rooms each with bath. Fire
proof construction will obtain throughout. The plans call
tor steam heat, hot and cold water and circulating ice water
in each room. The water supply for the hotel and the Tre
mont Park development will be obtained from nine springs
on the mountain which have a. combined flow of 400 gal
lons per minute. Linthicum & Linthicum, prominent arch
itects of Raleigh, drew the plans for the hotel. This firm
also drew the plans for all public buildinbs to be erected
on Wildacres, the big development of Thomas Dixon in
Western North Carolina.
Coincident with and in connection with the building
of the Gal-Zak hotel the Tremont Park Corporation will de
velop 1500 acres surrounding the hotel site. .This corpora
tion was chartered free and clear from any debt. Work on
the roads and bridle paths will begin in the near future.
Water mains, electric light arid telephone lines will also be
installed. To meet the growing demands for small sum
mer estates the Tremont Park Corporation has decided to
sub-divide its holdings into tracts consisting of from one
to five1 acres each. Very few, if an, small building lots are
included in the plans.
The following named men have been announced as di
rectors in both the Gal-Zak Hotel Corporation and the Tre
mont Park Corporation: Messrs. E. S. Galloway, W. J.
Zachary, Major S. A. Harris, U. S. Army, retired, S. R.
Joines, J. S. Conley all of Franklin ; Mr, J. N. Jarrett of Ral
eigh, and Mr. Rufus R. Wilson of New York. M r. Wilson
is the author of that, well known work, "Florida, Old and
New," and during the World War President Wilson rec
ognized his immense capacity for organization by appoint
ing him to be in complete control of cotton production and
marketing in those times, of great stress. The directors of
the two corporations will meet at Franklin early next week
and elect officers for both corporations. -
A CANE WITH A HISTORY
Last week Mr. E. S. Galloway
b-ought to The Press office a cane
used as a Ravel by Mr. William H.
Harrison, president of the Atlantic
Life Insurance company of Richmond
at the organization of the Optimists
International at Louisville, Ky., in
1y 19. Mr. Galloway was temporary
chairman at the convention which
organized the Optimists. When Mr
Harrison ws' elected permanent
chairman and called for a gavel none
was available. tA Mr. Galloway handed
his cane to Mr. Harrison who used it
as a gavel during the remainder of
the convention. This cane has been,
autographed by Mr. Harrison and has
been presented to the Optimists Club
at Ashefillc by Mr. ' Galloway.
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ONE HUNDRED ROOM GAL-ZAK HOTEL TO BE ERECTED ON TREMONT MOUNTAIN NEAR FRANK
LIN. THIS BUILDING TO BE CONSTRUCTED OFJROCK. VENEER AND OTHER FIREPROOF MATERIAL
WORK TO START
ON HIGHWAY 28
Engineer Here Convicts to
Grade Road Across Nan
tahalas; To Use Steam
A week ago The Press wrote Mr.
J. G Stikeleather requesting informa.
lion as to when work woula begin o.i
Highway No. 28. In reply to this, let
ter Mr. Stikeleather sent his associate
engineer, Mr. P. ,L. Thrclkeld, to
Franklin last Tuesday and asked him
to step into the. Press office and give
the editor the desired information
As a result of the visit of Mr. Threl
keld The Press 'has goorl news foi the
citizens of Macon.
Mr. Thrclkeld was accompanied to
Macon by Superintendent C. L. Mc
Dowell, who immediately proceeded
to the partly constructed convict
camp at' the head of Cartoogechaye
and put a force of hands to work
making the camp ready for 85 con
victs who will arrive next week to
begin grading No. 28 across the Nan
tahalas in the direction of Hayesville
A steam shovel has been shipped to
Franklin and should arrive early next
week. This shovel with about 30 free
labor hands will begin grading the
road leading up the Cullasaja to
Mr. Thrclkeld, while here, expressed
regret that conditions have been such
as to prevent an earlier beginning on
the wbrk of grading No. 28. It is need
less here to state what all citizens of
the county know that Mr. Stike
leather is intensely interested in the
rapid grading of this highway. He
and. his engineers have been doing
everything possible to get work
started on this road, without, sacrific
ing too much on other highway proj
ects. No. 28 has already been graded for
about 20 miles in Macon, this section
of the road lying between the Nanta
halas and Cowees.
The Press is exceedingly gratified
to. announce- the early resumption of
work on .. No. 28 in . both j directions
The Study Club
The Study Club "held a very pleas
ant meeting in April with Mrs. R. W.
Shields. The first May meeting was
with Mrs.. Gilmer Jones. We have
completed our course in Modem
Dramatics. Elections of officers will
take place at the next meeting, Mon
day, May 17, which will be with Mrs.
C. W. Hames; A full attendance is
FRANKLIN GIRL HONORED
The many friends of Miss Emily
Kingsbery will be interested, to learn
that she has been elected assistant
editor of the annual published by the
girls of Agnes Scott college at De
catur. Miss Kingsbery is also a mem
ber of B. O. Z., an honorary writers
club of that institution. There are
only six or eight members of this club
and only those who have high liter
ary ability are considered for mem
bership. The success. Milss Kingsbery
is. making at Agnes Scott is a source
of much gratification to her. friends
in Franklin.. . y
NEWS OF WEEK
Brief Items of Interest from
Macon's Pretty Mountain
City as Told by Corres
pondent of The Press.
The Macon County League of Wo
men Voters with headquarters at
Highlands, recently closed the most
successful year of its existence. In
addition to having accomplished much
constructive work at home, it sent :
delegate to the state convention
which met at Charlotte in March. Tc
get a definite idea of the work in the
state.' After more than doubling it r
membership, itreceived a prize froir
the National League at the St. Loui?
.convention, for making every mem
ber a money raiser. This prize mon
ey was returned to the "state treasurj
for the purpose of aiding the legisla
tive council in passing a law limitinf
the working day of children under 16
to eight hours a day .in industrial anc'
At the last meeting it was voted tr
invite the candidates for the 1927
legislature to come to Highlands anc'
discuss' our legislative problem witl
us, -measure by measure before th
The officers electer for the insuinp
year are :
President, Mrs. S. T. Marctt. .
First' vice president and chairmar
of legislation, Miss Albertine Staub.
Second vice president, Miss Bcrnict
Secretary, Mrs. E. R. Gilbert.
Treasurer and chairman of finance:
Miss R. C. Nail. ; ,
Chairman of high cost of living
Mr$.; J. A. Hines. .
Chairman of membership commit
tee, Mrs.- C. C. Potts. ; .
Publicity, Mrs. J. E. Root.
New members welcomed at tin
meeting in April were, Mrs. E. Potts
Miss Eleanove Raoul, Mrs. M. E
Staub, Mrs. Carl Zoellner,. Mrs. Mar
tha Day, and Mrs. J. E. Root.
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"" The Highlands - Red Cross chapte:
will' send a representative to the bi
ennial Red Cross conference meetin;
in Atlantic City, May 19 to 22, alsc
to the Pan American congress of Re;'
Cross Societies, meeting in Washing
ton, D. C, May 25, to June 5.
Miss Cordele Kemper, a Red Cros
field representative for Western N. C
visited the Highlands Red. Cros
chapter, her visit proved helpful, anc'
was greatly appreciated. .
A rummage sale will be held by the
Highlands Red Cross chapter at th
health center, Wednesday, the 12th a'
2 p. m. '
We are glad to see that about one
half mile of the sewer work is finish
ed which was started the 3rd' of ' May
Mr. A. J. Salinas and, family accom
panied by Mrs. Robt, Palmer, all 6
Augusta, are here for the summer anr
expect to get into their new home u
a few days. y
Mr. VV. O. Jones and family of El
berton, Ga., with his two nieces, Mrs
Shannon and Mrs. Hewlitt, of Detroi
are spending a few days at thei
Mr. F.-B. Cook spent several dayr
SCOUT CABIN TO 1
BE READY JUNE!
Beeco and Higdon Get Con
tract to Build Cabin tat
Rear of Masonic Hall Tm
Begin Work At Once.
The local lodge of the Masonic or
der . recently granted permission to
the Franklin Boy Sjcouts to erect M
assembly room on the Masonic lot in
rear of the temple. The Scout mas
ters, Rev. E. j. Pines and Mr. Gilmer ''
Crawford, immediately started a cam
paign to raise the necessary funds.
The local scout council assisted in till
work by appointing several teams
from among its members to solicit
funds. This campaign resulted in
raising approximately $-KX). While
this amount will be hardly sufficient'
to build the cabin other sources of
revenue will supplemept the funds on
hand. The scout masters and the
scouts themselves are highly elacted
at the success of their plans and ,
through The Press desire to extend
thanks to the Masons for the use of
the lot and to the citizens of Frank
lin who so liberally contributed to be
fund for building the cabin.
LAW FIRM DISSOLVES
The law paittiership of Horn, Pat
ton and Poindexter has been dis-'
solved and is now succeeded by the
fiirm of Horn & Poindexter, com-"
posed of A. W. Horn and C. C. Poin-r
in Greenwood, S. C. He returned
Sunday accompanied by Mrs. A. J
Davis of Greenwood and Miss Con
stance Haynes of Spartanburg.
Mr. T. C. Anderson and Sam Ear1
of Ninety-Six, were stopping at
Highlands Inn last weOk.
We arc glad to learn that the High
lands Inn is installing a Delco-Light
plant to be in operation in a few days
,Miss Rachacl Davis who has bce
teaching at Colrain, N. C, has re
turned to her home here, for the sum
mer, accompanied bv her friend. Mis?
Bertha Ward, form the eastern part
of the state.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Van Epp ef
West Palm Beach, Fla., and Cashiers
N. C, spent the week-end with, Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Hall. -Mr, Van Epp is
Mrs. Hall's brother. -
Mrs. Kate Schapira drove to
Southern Pines last Thursday to get
her fcwo children, Roy and Irene, who
were there in school. She returned
Saturday and will move into her new
cottage in a few days. s
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Beckett of Lo
Angeles, Calif. are stopping at the
Central House.. They spent the. win
ter in Florida.
Mrs. J. Lamb Perry, and Mrs. The
odire Lamb who have their summer
homes here have arrived and will be
here for the summer.
Miss Nellie Cleaveland with a party
of friends drove to. Cu'.lowhee Sun
day. They report a pleasant trip.
The Hall House and Kings Inn wil"
be opening the I5th. .