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Local Company Composed of Messrs. J. A. Porter, W. L.
Higdon, J. N- Jarrett and W. C. Cunningham to Build
Commercial Hotel of Brick and Steel on Main Street
Work to Begin When Architect Finishes Plans.
Announcement was made last Sat
wtiday that a local company com
posed of Messrs. j. A. Porter, W. L.
Higdon, J. N. Jarrett and W. C. Cun
ningham will begin the constrnction
of a commercial hotel of brick and
. v-3teel on Main s'trept just as soon "as
ihe architects can complete the plans.
This hotel will be built on the lot
adjacent to the southeast corner of
the public square, the lot being own
ed bv Mr. Porter and Mr. Higdon.
Mr. Jarrett left Saturday for Ashe
ville carrying a general outline of the
, plans. These plans will be presented
to the architects who will make the
necessary drawings and specifications
and estimate the cost.
As the final plans have not been
determine!, The Press is as yet un--ible
to give its readers these plans
in detail. However, the hotel will be
three or. four stories high and con
structed of brick and steel. It-will
iace 107 feet on Main street and have
.a depth cf 85 feet. On the ground
iioor provision has been made for
four stores and lobby all opening on
Main street. The announcement that
the building will be steam heated is of
particular interest to the traveling
man. A basement under the entire
IbuMding will be utilized for the fur
nace room and for various other pur
eposes. The location of the proposed
hoi-el is in the center of the business
district and the site is undoubtedly
the most suitable in town for the
purpose for which intended.
For years the need of a modem
commercial hotel in Franklin has
been apparent. At various, times ef
forts have been made toward the
construction of such a hotel, but for
one reason or another these effort1
have amounted to nothing except to
emphasize the importance and need
Jor a hotel. The demand for more
and better, hotel facilities at Franklin
' 5ias become so acute they can no long
er be ignored. Realizing the exist
ence of this state of affairs and
above all desiring to be of help to
the town in its distress, Messrs. Por
ter, Higdon, Jarrett and Cunningham
have boldly decided to erect a com
mercial hotel for Franklin that will
be the finest of its kind in North Car
olina west of Asheville.
1 Stiles Locals
Mr. Harley Mason went to Burn
Mr. J. Virgil Smith is skiddig
poles for the Sheep Knob Lumber
Mr. R. B. Street, secretary of the
Carolina Real Estate company of
' Asheville, has closed the lumber deal
on'Tellico for the Woody lands. This
may be a good development for this
The farmers are taking advantage
. of the pretty weather working corn.
Mr Clyde Morgan has a right smart
corn in his grass field. If you don't
Relieve it, come down and we will
' Mr. Harry Morgan was the wel-
come guest ; of Mr. - E. B, Byrd Sun
day morning. .
Mr. James Ramsey motored thru
this section Sunday.
Mr. J. D. Marlowe passed through
this section Saturday.
Mr. J. D. Cabe is hauling lumber
(or the Mill Ridge Lumber company.
Mr. Willie Owenby has gone off to
hunt a job.
PUREBRED BULLS TRAVEL
AT HALF RATE
Common carriers of the Southeast
ern Tariff Association ; have granted
a half -rate concession on the trans
portation of purebred bulls to be
used for breeding purposes when
their value docs not exceed $150.
This information received by the
United States Department of Agricul
ture from the secretary of the South
cm Cattlemen's Association is expect
. cd 'to aid in developing the cattle in
dustry in the southeast portion of the
country. The increased recognition
which the breeding of gpod livestock
is receiving from commercial sources
is hastening progress in stock im
provement, according to specialists
in the United States Department if
Sunday School Progress
In North Carolina
(By. DW. Sims, General Superin
tendent, N. C. S. C. A.)
One thousand, fifty-one interested
Sunday school workers from 57 coun
ties attended the two sections of the
annual convention of the North Car
olina Sunday School Association held
during the week from Monday, May
3, to Sunday, May . 9, one section be
ing held in Hickory on M,onday,
Tuesday and Wednesday, and the
other in New Bern on Friday, Satur
day and Sunday. Practically half of
those attending, or to be exact, 485,
were pastors, superintendents, teach
ers ad other officers. Besides those
who registered from the different
counties fully three hundred people
attended as visitors.
The following items taken from the
reports submitted for the past Con
vention year, from April 1, 1925 to
March 31, 1926, show the accomplish
ments for the year, and the growth
ot the work during the past five years
1. All of the 100 counties in the
state' are now organized into County
Sunday School Associations, and all
held County Sunday School Conven
tions during the past convention year.
Five years ago only 17 counties were
organized and holding conventions.
2. In the 100 County Conventions
held, during the year a total of 1,541
Sunday schools were represented by
409 pastors, 769 superintendents, and
3,799 teachers. The estimated total
attendance was 24,350 people, or an
average of 243 at eack meeting.
3. Four hundred sevent y-four
Township Sunday School conventions
and institutes were reported held dur
ing the year. This is an increase of
109 over the number held in the pre
vious convention year. Five years
ago only 34 such meetings were held
during the year.
4. The employed workers of the
State Sunday School Association at
tended all of the 100 County Conven
tions and 82 of the township meet
ings, reaching in these 182 meeting
2,230 Sunday schools, 641 pastors,
1,128 superintendents, and 5,689 teach
ers, and an estimated total of 33,351
5. Reports from the various Coun
ty Sunday School Associations show
that the organizations are rapidly in
creasing in efficiency. Twenty-four
counties won places on the Efficiency
Honor Roll for work done during the
Convention year. At present there
are 1,599 people serving as officers in
the County and Township. Sunday
School Associations. The free serv
ice rendered by these people is equal
to eight people; employed on full
6. The officers in charge of the
work of the North Carolina Sunday
School Association ' are as follows;
President, J. B. Ivey, Charlotte: pres
ident eastern region, T. W. Coston,
Gatesville; president east central r.e
gion, Dr. John B. Wright, Raleigh:
president west central region, Dr. C.
M. ,Van Poole, Salisbury ; president
western region, Thos. P. Pruitt,
HickpryT treasurer," Er B. Crowr Ral
eigh ; chairman executive committee,
L. W. Clark, Spray.
The employed workers of the Asso
ciation are D. W. Sims, general super
intendent; Miss Flora Davis, associ
ate superintendent; Miss Daisy Ma
gee, children's division superintend
ent; Miss Rubye Holland, office sec
retary; Miss Daisy Atkinson, office
First Brick Laid
Mr. Russell Painter of Sylva has
been awarded the contract for all
brick; work on the commercial block
being constructed by MessTs. Sam
Franks, W. C. Cunningham and Hen
ry Cabe. Last Monday . afternoon
Mr. Sam Franks with great eclat and
under strict supervision of Mr. Paint
er laid the first brick of this, the first
three story building in Franklin. Mr.
Painter estimates that the brick work
on 'the new building will be com
pleted in three weeks. Another story
is to be added to the building now oc
cupied by Sloan Brothers & Com
pany and a new front installed so as
to make a complete block of both
FRANKLIN, N. C FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1926.
GOES OVER TOP
Sylvan Lake Falls, Inc., One
of Biggest Developments
in North Georgia Moun
tains, Well Under Way.
Last Tuesday Dr. Frank Smith, Mr.
Roy Carpenter, Mr.' J. T. Killen, and
the editor' of The Press were guests
of the sales -force of Sylvan Lake
Falls, Inc., one, of the most preten
tious developments in the mountain
ous region of Georgia. After an ex
cellent, luncheon, served at the York
House, just across tlie North Carolina-Georgia
line from Franklin, Mr.
S. F. Rogers of Primrose & Rogers,
sales agents for the corporation, or
dered his 20 passenger bus made
ready. Soon the Franklin party, ac
companied by Mr. and Mrs. Rogers,
Mr. and Mrs. Ethridgc and several
members of the sales organization
were cn their way to Sylvan Lake
Falls. This development is located
about one and a half miles northwest
of Mountain City, overlooking the
beautiful Wolfork valley and in its
entirety, consists of 376 acres, one unit
of which is now under devolepment.
A force of hands within the past
three weeks has graded several miles
of roadway. Rabun county is also
widening the county road leading
from the Atlanta-FranlIin-Ashevil.e
highway to the entrance to the prop
The big bus winding about newly
graded, though excellent roads, soon
landed the party at the site of the
proposed, lake. Here Mr. Rogers
went into details concering the devel
opment. A concrete dam, crescent" hi
shape and 152 feet long,- work on
which will begin next week, will be
located at the top of Sylvan Falls
which here drops in a series of cas
cades a vertical distance of 125 feet.
The lake to be formed by the dam will
cover 26 acres. Heavily wooded moun
tains surround the lake site on all
sides. Just below the dam a ' rustic
bridge wiW span the gorge high above
the tumbling cascades. Space has
been reserved near the site of the
dam for the administrat'on building.
The ground floor of this building will
contain the kitchen and offices for
the sales force while the second story
will be utilized as executive offices
aud dining room. Just across the
drive frof the administration building
three lots have been set aside for the
hotel to be erected on the property.
From the site of the hotel one ooks
down on Sylvan Falls whose musical
waters sing an eternal lullaby to tired
bodies and weary minds. In the im
mediate foreground lies the enchant
ed valley of Wolfork against a back
ground of maj-estic mountains. Seven
or eight miles away Pickens' Nose,
over 5000 feet in elevation, looks
down upon his lesser brothers. Gaz
ing still further into North Carolina,
one "sees, range, after range of mighty
mountains rising in scried heights
until earth and sky meet in the dim
distance more than 50 miles away. .
The average., elevation of the ..Syl
van Falls development is 3500 feet
above the sea. -Blue prints have been
made of the first unit which contains
467. lots. A second unit will be de
veoped later containing over 1000 lots
and located on the same stream above
the first unit. The second unit will
have iri places an elevation of 4000
A driveway has been "completed
around the site of the proposed lake
AIL roans on- the development are to
be hard-surfaced. A whitcway will
be installed completely around the
lake. A bathing beach is also plan
ned. Arrangements have been made for
stocking the lake with bass and trout.
The water supply for the devolep
ment will be obtained from springs
on the mountains above, two-inch
mains carrying the water from a 2500
gallon tank 'to 'all "parts' of the devel
opment. The owners of the development are
Dr. Holmes Mason, of Macon, Ga.;
Mr. ,B. R. Flemister of Millidgeville,
Ga. ; and Attorney L, C. Dotson of
Mountain Cffy. Ga.
While the formal sale of lots has
not yet begun, Mr. Rogers reports
Federated Chambers of
Commerce Met Friday
Last Ffiday, Mr. E. C. Kingsbery,
Miss Lassie Kelley and the editor at
tended the second meeting of the
Federated Chambers of Commerce at
the Battery Park Hotel, in Asheville.
About 35 delegates were present rep
resenting many chambers of com
merce in the western part of the
state. At this meeting many con
structive measures were adopted.
The federation decided to get out a
booklet showing the. loops or circles
to' be made from each town joining
the federation. The expense of
printing this booklet will be borne by
the federation and each town may
purchase as many booklets as it de
sires. Amusements features to be. of
fered the tourists were discussed.
But the best phase of the whole meet
ing was the expressed desire on the
part of all towns participating to co
operate for the benefit of the entire
western section of the state. . Local
jealousies were, discouraged and each
town promised to work for the good
of all towns. In this connection it is
pertinent to call attention to the fact
that Franklin has no chamber of
commerce. If the citizens want one,
some steps toward this end should be
Alaskan Radio Stations to
Use Delco-Light Plants
For the assistance of Polar explor
ers and for military use, the U. S. air
service is. establishing six radio sta
tions at Alaskan army posts. The
stations will be capable of getting a
message to any explorer w.ithin tin-Arctic-
circle. Six Delco-Light plants
will be used to provide the necessary
The Delco-Light company did a
record breaking business in April,
shipping $7,500,000 worth of its prod
ucts. More than 500 freight cars were
required to handle the light plants
and electric refrigerators turned out
in that period. Before the end of
1926, the company expects to reach
easily " the $80,000,000 mark, set for it
by E. G. Biechlcr, president and gen
eral manager. ...
Great interest has been aroused in
farming circles by the new automatic
plant announced last month. One
dealer reported the sale of seven -in
a single day. Total sales of farm
lighting plants for April were 70 per
cent higher than for the same month
u year ago.
Mr. C, H. Perry and Mr. C. R.
Jones, " formerly "of Balsam, have
bought out the Key City Motor com
pany and have established a Chevro
let agency in Franklin with a fran
chise for Macon county. This agen
will operate under the name of Perry
Jones Chevrolet company. The new
firm expects the arrival within ten
days of a carload of new Chevrblcts.
An expert will install all necessary
machinery and equipment for a first
class service station. A large stinri
of parts for the Chevrolet car will be
carried at all tknes.'
In conversation with a Press rep
resentative, Mr. Perry stated that
several ot her towns in the - western
part of the state had endeavored to
induce his company to locate with
them. However, one visit to Franklin
persuaded him tn locate here. Mr.
Perry says that Franklin is the most
pogressive town of . its size in North
Carolina. His company has come
here to locate permanently and to be
come a part of the1 business life of
the community. Since his arrival, Mr.
Perry has bet n delighted with the
hospitality accorded him.- Macon
county extends a warm welcome to
the Perry-Jones Chevrolet, company.
that he is daily receiving enquiries
and that one or two sections contain
ing several lots have been purchased
When the Franklin party was ready
to return home, Mr. Rogers txnrcssed
the desire to cooperate with Franklin
in every way possible. "What help
one town in this section," said he,
"wit! ..help all other towns in the vi-cin-itV-
Mr. Rogers was "assured that
Franlkn is anxious to see Sylvan
Lake Falls succeed and that he might
expect all the cooperation it is pos
sible for Franklin to give.
NEWS OF WEEK
Brief Items of Interest front
Macon's Pretty Mountab
City as Told by Corres
pondent of The Press.
On Tuesday of last week, Miss'
Charlotte B. Elliott and' Mr. J. A,
Ilines, representing the Church of the
Incarnation here, attended the Dio
cesan convention at AH Souls church
Biltmore, N. C. They with all other
delegates were invited to b the
guests of Mr. F. L. Seeley at the
Grove Park Inn. . It is needless to say
that the delagtes enjoyed to the fulk
est extent the quiet, peaceful and luxH
urious atmosphere of that justly fa
mous resort hotel. On . Wednesday
afternoon all the delegates were ir
vited to an informal reception at the
Biltmore estate by Mr. and Mrs. Cc
cil. Refreshments were served in the
flower gardens, where Mrs. Cecil most
graciously received her- guests.
Miss Bernice Durgin delightfully
entertained a group of her friends, alt1
a "Crab apple blossom party" a fen
evenings igo. .-
Miss Rebecca Harris of Havana,
Cuba; is here and will be at her sum
mer heme, for the next few months.
Miss Harriett Stewart of Green
S. C, is assisting Fierson and Stauhj
in their office work.
Colonel and Mrs. John Stephen
Sewell of Birmingham, Ala., are hese
Lor the summer. They are building ft
summer home near here.
Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Marett are tnor-t
ing into their nice new home in LitH
den wood drive.
J. Q. Pierson and family are speiJ-i
iag a few days at Chattooga camp,
B. D. Frierson of Charlotte, N. d
spent last week at the Central House
ami hopes to be back again before'
the summer is gone.
Mr. amd Mrs. Robert Hager, Jr., Offl
Oklawaba, Fla., will occupy ' Linde
Lodge for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Douglas 8
Palm Beach, Fla., have arrived ami
wilt spend th summer at their sum
mer home near here.
The picture show has started, atij
all seem to appreciate it very muchi
iudging from the large attendance'
Saturday night. They , will show o$
Tuesday and Saturday at present.
Mr. W. S. Davis is havmg a family
reunion. Those attending are: ReT
Warner P. Davis and family of Lyrtcb.
Ky., Mr. A. D. Bolton and family of
Converse. Ga.. Mr. W. G. Steele antf
famitv of Baker Hill, Ala., and Mr.
W. W. Mitchell and family of East'
Point, Ga. '
The Key City Decorating Compaty
of Franklin, have resumed work on.
the Pierson House which is being ren
ovated, and refurnished.
Miss Helen Wallace of Atlanta
who has b'en spending several week
here, left Sundav for a visit with rel
atives. in Franklin.
Messrs. J, M. Bruner. J. R. Sullivan'
W. A. Singleton and L A. Haley of
Westminster, were here a short time
on their way to Pierson's camp o a
fishing trip last; week. Dr. Gilbert
Miss Evelvn ' 'leavcland, who has
been attending schoil at Cullowhee,
is at. home for ihe summer.
Development on WhiteoaE
Mr. John H. Dalton has been sur
veying a 200 acre tract near the
mouth of Whiteoak creek on the gov
ernment r-oad leadfhg from Aquoac
to Nantahala station. This tract is
known as the S. G. Wishon property.
It is understood that the parties buy
ing this land will build a dam across
Whiteoak creek aad make other ex
tensive developments. Full details
of the plan were unknown to our in
formant. There is no more beautiful
section of the county than that lying
west of the Nantahalas.
STEAM SHOVEL AT WORK'
The steam skovel began work on
highway No. 28 seven miles from
Franklin on the Highlands road on
Mav 21st, Work isVilso moving alanff
rapidly on' the camp near Gneiss.