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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1926.
Programs Given Last Week
Enjoyed by Large Crowds
Exercises Most Exten
sive Ever Attempted Here
(S. S. S. Literary Society.)
The commencement exercises of th
class of '26 of Franklin high schefo
were had durine the last week
May. Every night a large audience
-was present and the exercises were
a credit to both the town and the
-school. They were more varied and
extensive this year than ever before
snd next year we hope to make them
even more so.
On Friday night, May 23, Miss
Mattie Angel's music pupils gave
their annual' recital. There was a
large crowd present and all of , her
pupils did unusually well. The pro
gram was enjoyed by all and it was
an appropiatc beginning for one - of
the most brilliant commencements
Franklin has ever known.
On Sunday night. Mr. Grice, preach
ed the baccuhyircate sermon in the
Methodist church. Tke church was
artistically decorated and the choir,
composed of members of the chocfls'
ilce club, sang some beautiful and in
spiring hymns. Mr. Grice preached
an interesting sermon to all, but espe
cially to the graduating class did he
give some excellent words of advice
that they will do well to remember.
On Wednesday afternoon the chil
dren of the elementary grades gave a
field day program, the main features
fceing the May pole dance, tht flag
lrill and the garland drill. Wednes
day night the teacher-training de
partment had their graduation exer
.icpc Mr f n Rillinirs trave them
as interesting talk and greatly com
plimented Miss tiurch on tne wonaer
lul work she has accomplished this
jeer. A Tom Thumb wedding, ar
ranged by the teacher-training class
was very leverly presented and
shows what these young ttachers are
capable of doing.
Tlmrerlav afternoon the declama
tion and recitation contest was held
an the auditorium of the school. Ow
, iinir to a misunderstanding about the
time, onlv a few were present. Tim
Crawford and William McGuire won
the medals offered for the best reci
' tation and declamation. Thursday
niaht the grammar grades gave an
entertaining program, consisting ot
lavs. drills.' sones and dances. A
large crowd was present and the chil
rflrpn Htrl rpmarkahlv well.
yOn Friday night the seniors had
their graduating exercises' and re
vived their dioloraas. Thirty-three
were in the class. Dr. Cunningham,
of Duke University, was the speaker
nf h pvpnincr and pvervone enioved
Iris interesting address. The daisy
chain, held by the sophmores for the
seniors to pass through, was pictur
esque and added much . to the beauty
of the exercises.
Hoftv Sin. was Salutatorian. Lois
' Fergson gave the class history,
Prances Paul the ' class poem, Bill
Higdon the class prophecy, Elizabeth
Harnard the will ana vv imam mc
r.ti'tra n!ii Valprlirtnrian
The medals and pins won during
the year were presented. The Laniers
. win the pin tor pubiisning tne dcsi
school news during the ' year. This
ended the commencement exercises
and everyone felt that the past year
had been, a most .successful one in the
history of our school.
FLEET SCROGGS HONORED
Fl'ppt H. Scroees. of Canton and
the University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, by being voted the most
popular member of the senior class
in the School of Pharmacy. He has
Wn a consistent' student and has
been highly respected both in his
work and as a leader and has won
many , honors.
Mr. Scroees was appointed as as
sistant in pharmacy at the beginning
of this school year and has been serv
ing with Professor J. G. Board, who
is secretary of pharmacy in the uni
versity. Mr. Scroggs is eligible for
the entire state board examination
having served his apprenticeship and
will receive his Ph. G. degree in June
which is a few days prior to the state
Besides being one of the best, stu
rlents in the senior class, he is a mem
her of Acacia : fraternity,. Kappa Psi
fratfrnitv. oresident of U. N. C, A.
Ph. A., secretary and treasurer of the
class, most popular member of class,
assistant in pharmacy and Master
" Mason. -Wayncsville Mountaineer,
Paris, May 31. The memory of
American soldiers, doughboys i who
found their last resting place in the
beautifully green, . spick and, span
Suresnes cemetery under Mount Va
lerian outside Paris, and other plaees
in France set aside for them, were
honored today by rich and poor alike.
Old and young of all classes braved
heavy rain squalls to decorate the
graves of America's dead. Beside the
superb wreaths of La France a"nd
queminot roses and other classic
flowers from the government, from
the city of Paris, .the Freach army
and the general council of the Seine-I
department, were modest bouquets of
familiar poppies and other simple po
sies of the field and garden laid on
individual graves by tke trembling
hands of mothers and sisters of
French dead. They modestly bore
out the keynote of. the speech of Gen
eral -Nollet, in behalf of the govern
ment at Surenes to the effect:
France does not forget.
Eight hundred French school chil
dren sang "The Star Spangled Ban
ner" as Suresnes and helped to lay
flowers on the soldiers' graves. Mil
itary honors were rendered by a de
tachment of marines from the cruiser
Pittsburgh, a detachfnent of the fa
mous French marines from the dread
naught Paris, crack republican guard
Cuirassiers, a regiment of infantry,
with band, a squad from the Pans
post of the American Legion and a
troop of Boy Scouts. .
General Nollet reviewed the "glo
rious days of Chateau Thiery and Bel
leau Wood," which, he said, "re
vealed to the common enemy that a
new force had entered the held and
must henceforth be reckoned with.
That force was as great as the sen
timent which inspired it; it was no
ble." "I want personally, as well as of
ficially, to render due honor to the
self-abnegation of the boys lying
here who made that force great, who
used it to hberatt France.
Myron T. Herrick, the American
ambassador, and Benjamin H. Con
non president of the American Cham
ber of Commerce,, spoke after Gen
At the end of the ceremony, the
American marines fired a volley over
the craves and the 1,500 mounds, al
ready benagged with American and
French colors, were deeorated with
flowcjrs by tke French school chil
dren ' ' " '
The ceremonies at Belleau Wood,
Bony, Seringes, Thiacourt 1 and Ro-
magne and at Waerghem. in Bel
gium. were equally impressive.
Vice Adfiral Roger Welles, of the
U. S. S. Pittsburgh at Belleau Wood;
Colonel John Bond, U. S. A., spoke
at Bony and William Phillips, Amer
ican ambassador to Belgium, was the
principal speaker at Waerghem.
Bee Specialist Coming
Al who are interested in learning
more about bee keeping are requested
to meet at the court house at 10 a. m.
on June 10th for the purpose-of or
ganizing a Bee Keepers' Association.
Mr. C L. Sams, specialist in bee
keeping, is expected to be present to
assist in the organization and to dis
cuss bee keeping and make demon
Macon county is a splendid place
for tiees with, the planting, of, more
sweet clover on the farms and the
protection of the forests from fires,
it should improve.
If the farmers do not keep enough
hees to take the honey flow, they may
expect bee keepers fron other sec
tions to bring numbers of colonies of
bees to Macon county just as has
been done in Rabun county Georgia..
Meetings on Nantahala
County Agent Arrendale, with B.
V. Bleckley and J. D. Kelley, agri
cultural agents of the Southern Rail
way Agricultural Development Serv
ice are holding five meetings in. Nan
tahala township on Thursday, Fri
day and Saturday of this week.
PROSPERITY THROUGH POWER
The day is approaching when prac
tically all the hard manual work of
the United States with its 118,000,000
people will be done by electricity, and
done far more swiftly and cheaply
than human labor could accomplish
i These benefits, and greater ones
Which lie in. the future for America,
are due to the energy and vision with
which a few leaders have grasped and
solved the problem of power supply
on a' national scale. H. S. Harms
worth, Pub., London Daily Mail.
WORK STARTS ON
Work Started Monday On
Clearing Site of Gal-Zak
Hotel -Rapid Progress On
Road to Summit.
Tremont Park, Inc.. has a large
force of hands at work grading the
road to the top f Tremont-moun
tain, the site of the proposed $250,000
Gal-Zak hotel. This work is progress
ing rapidhj, Monday several, men
were placed at work digging up the
trees on the site of the hotel prepara
tory to doing the necessary grading
for the foundation. The road to the
top of Tremont will be 30 feet in
width. It leaves highway No. 28, two
miles west of town and will wma up
the south side of the mountain to the
The corporation has leased for of
fice space the lobby and dining room
of the Hotel Franklin. Electricians
are now engaged in rewiring both
rooms to meet the needs of the offi
cials and clerical force. Tables, com
fortable chairs and rugs will be
placed in the dining room for the
convenience of those who will have
business relations with the company.
Office furniture and equipment have
been ordered and will be installed on
C. B. Mallonee of Murphy,
Died May 22 of Paralysis
Commodore Barney Mallonee, 76
year old, prominent and well known
Murphy citizen, died of paralysis at
his home in East Murphy Saturday
afternoon, May 22. Mr. Mallonee had
been iu failing health for the past sev
eral years. Last November he suffer
ed a stroke of paralysis, and since
then had been confined to his bed.
Again last Wednesday night he suf
fered a second stroke, which left him
totally paralyzed. All that loving
hands and the science of medicine
could do Was done, but in vain. The
end came quietly Saturday afternoon
at five minutes till 1 o'clockand he
crossed the Great Divide without re
gaining consciousness. .
Mr. Mallonee was born in Franklin.
N. C, and moved with his family to
Murphy and Cherokee county about
twenty-eight years ago. He was a
member of the Methodist church
having been converted early in life,
and on a number of occasions beforo
losing consciousness, he expressed
hope in Christ.
He was well known throughout this
entire section, and lived to see his
children occupying responsible posi
tions in the social and business life of
the community and county.
Funeral services were conducted
by his pastor, Rev. D. H. Rhinchart,
at the Methodist church Sunday aft
ernoon at 3 o'clock, assisted by Rev.
E. C. Glargy, of the Presbyterian
church and Rev. T. L. Sasser, of the
Baptist church. Interment was in
Sunset cemetery. The following were
the pallbearers: active: Sid Pcndlev
T. W. Axlev, H. D. Barnett, J. W.
Davidson, Harve Elkins, Efton Chris
topher. Neil Davidson and C. W.
Bailey. Honorary: R. B. Ferguson
Will Bryson. J. M. Barnett and Fred
More, C. B. Hill, local funeral director
was in charge.
The large number of sorrowing rel
atives and friends .Who gathered to
pay their last respects, and the many
beautiful floral offerings were trib
utes to the high esteem in which Mr.
Mallonee was held.
He is survived by his wife, two sons
and five' daughters : E. C. Mallonee
of Murphy, and J. A. Mallonee, of
Peachtree; Mrs. J. G. Greene, and
Misses Carrie, Lyda and Bessie Mal
lonee, of Murphy. One brother and
one sister: E. S. Mallonee and Mrs.
Lizzie Shields of Franklin; and a
number of grandchildren. Cherokee
SERVICES AT ST. AGNES
Rev. E. J. Pipes, rector. Services as
Holy Communion (except first Sun
day of month), 8:00 a. m.
Church school, (R. D. Sisk, super
intendent), 10 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11 a. m
Vespers, 5 p. m.
First Sunday of month Holy Com
munion, 11 a. m.
Holy days. 10 a. m.
The St. Agnes Guild meets at the
rectory the first Thursday ' of each
i The tennis court and playground is
for the use of the whole community.
We want you to make this church
your home. . I . ......
Things of Interest at
The Methodist Church
On May 30th at the Methodist
church the' morning service opened
with one ! of Miss Margaret Rogers'
beautiful organ preludes Consolation
by Mendelsshon, and immediately
preceding the Wrmon by the pastor,
Rev. B. C. Roavis, Mrs. Dick Hudson
sang in her own sweet way, "There
Is A Land Mine Eye Hath Seen."
Mr. Reavis preached a very timely
and encouraging sermon on "A Pray
ing Church," taking the short text:
"When They Had Prayed."
He read the story of how Peter and
John were imprisoned and command
ed not to preach any more in the
name of Jesus. The Priests and Phar
isees adding, also, threatening "and
how the( church fleeth to prayer," and
the changed conditions on account of
this praying church. Mr. Reavis said:
"Prayer always changes things," and
that what we needed most of all to
day was a praying church. He said
that this story was about a real
church and a real people and God
was just as ready to answer the pray
ers of his church today as then. He
mentioned some of the results brought
about by prayer in this church.
rirst, as a result of prayer they
were filled with the holy spirit which
is the birthright of every child of
God, but which too often remains un
claimed. Second, they were filled with cour
age and spoke the word of God with
boldness. He cited the story of when
LUsha prayed that the young man s
eyes be opened that he might see the
hosts of God surrounding him to pro
tect him from' his enemies he was
changed from a cringing coward to
a fearless man of faith. He also
mentioned the boldness and courage
through prayer of the spies who were
sent to explore the promised land,
and the discouraging report of those
who had not put their trust in God.
Third, through prayer this church
caught a vision of Stewardship.
In this connection he spoke- of how
much we needed today to realize that
we were God's Stewards, that noth
ing that we possessed was really our
own We ourselves belong to God,
both by right of creation and redemp
tion. Fourth, this church became a united
church through prayer. He said this
was necessary for the spiritual pros
perity and even life of any church.
Fifth, this church became a church
of great power and grace.
Hesaid prayer made people at
tractivethat the closer we live to
God through prayer and the more we
become like Jesus, the more beautiful
and attractive we become. That
Christian character shines forth in
the face, it straightens the bent form
and lends sweetness to the voice.
Mr. Reavis then gave a very earn
est exhortation that as a church we
be much in prayer, that we, too, may
be filled with the holy ghost, that we
might be a church of courage and
boldness, testifying for Jesus at all
times, and in all places, that we might
realize our responsibility as Stewards
ot God, that we might be a strong,
united church and a people sq full of
the grace of religion that we would
attract others to desire the ''beauty
Tli pastor being absent in account
of a call to preach at Weaverville col
lege commencement, and attend the
District Conference at Bethel church,
there was no preaching service Sun
day evening, but the Epworth league
held a very interesting meeting at
that hour with Miss Charlotte Con
ley as leader. The subject was
''Character Building", and was 1 very
well handled by the young people of
Senior Class Entertained
On Tuesday evening. May 25, the
senior class and a few others were
delightfully entertained by Miss Betty
Sloan at her home, Sunnyside Farm.
The house was decorated with a pro
fusion of spring . flowers. The fun
began with a treasure hunt which
led the guests to most inaccessible
places, and at the end of each string
was found a "sucker" dressed to rep
resent a senior in cap and gown.
"Slick" McCollum. in the role of a
waiter, seemed perfectly at home in"
the "Menu" game and served "sham
pane," "gum-bow" and other dainties
with alj the grace of perfect training.
Mr. Sam Franks turned the pages of
time back 40 years and was a boy
again "just for tonight."
After several hours of wholesome
fun, a delicious i course was served.
Afong the "outside" guests were: Mr.
and Mrs,. Sam, Franks, Miss Phipps,
Miss.Mozeley, Mr. Moss, Mrs. Jim
Cook, Mrs. Kinnebrew, Miss Callecne
Crawford, Mrs. Smith Harris and Mr.
and Mrs. Will Sloan.
Virginia Interests to Build
Creosoting Plant Near,
Station to Cost $125,000
Work to Start in 10 Days.
It was announced here Monday
that Virginia interests will erect a
creosoting plant near the station at
Frankhn at a cost of $125,000. Ac
cording to present plans work on this
plant will begin within 10 days. When
completed the plant will treit cross
ties, poles, pilng atvl all timbers go
ing in exposed construction. In ad
dition to the local supply to be treat
ed, it is expected that ties, poles, fil
ing, etc., will be shipped to Franklin
from all points on the TallulxR Falls
Railway and possibly from other
points. The plant will be located on
the east side of highway No. 28 be
tween the end 'of the railroad and the
It was not announced who has the
contract for building the plant, but
those in charge will no doubt send a
trained crew of men here for that
Sunday School Convention
at Salem Proves Success
The regular fifth Sunday meeting of
the Franklin. Circuit Sunday School
Convention was held at Salem May
30. A large crowd was in attendance
and an interesting and helpful pro
gram was rendered with the result
that everyone had an . enjoyable and
The program started promptly at
10 a. m. with songs rendered by the
Olive Hill Singing class. The opea-
mg prayer and address of welcome
were delivered by Mr. A. W. Jacobs.
One of the feature numbers of fche
program was a splendid address by
Rev. A. S. Solesbee on the subject
"God." Rev. Solesbec's address was
to the point and wdl worth traveling
many miles to hear. All who did not
hear this masterful adddess by Re,
Solesbee. have every reason for re-
Doctor Hunter, president of Cullo
whee, delivered a powerful address o
the subject, "The Other Fellow." ft
is to be regretted that every man,
woman and child in Macon county
did not hear this addness. Dr. Hunt"
er always says something worth lis
tenrng at and he was at his very best
on this occasion., Macon county and!
especially those present at Salem
Sunday are to be congratulated ia be
ing able to hear an address by a
able speaker like Dr. Hunter.
At the 12:30 hour a bountiful atoH
dalicious dinner was- spread beneath:
the oaks by the good ladies. The)
president wishes to take this oppor-i
tunity to thank the good ladies fo
their cooperation in making the day
such a splendid success.
In the afternoon C. C. Poindextec.
president, delivered a "short talk Ott
"Myself." After this talk reports and
discussions were had.
Much of the success of the occasion
was due to the many beautiful songs,
sung by the singing class from OJivd
Hill, Mr. John Dalton and his class
and Mr. Oscar Corbin and his class.
Thee songs were sandwiched be
tween the other numbers on the pro
gram and added harmony to the oc
casion. The president wishes to
thank these singers and all others
who joined to make - the day worth
while. ' 1
The next meeting of Hie Convention
will be' held the fifth Sunday in Au
gust bein the 2)th day. The place
fi this meeting will, be . announce!
later. , .
John Thomas in Trouble
Mr; John Thomas is to be tried
soon by a jury of his peers for keep
ing a srrub bull. Uncle Bragg Hig
don, while perfectly willing to man
age John's campaign for sheriff, says
he absolutely refuses to defend John
on such a serious charge. It is Un
cle Bragg's opinion that John will
even find great difficulty in procuring
the services of lawyer. Judge Bettah
Stock will preside and in a previous
case of this kind he sentenced the
culprit to feed and milk scrub cows
for 20 years which in the end amount
ed to a fine of $12,004.o7. This trial
will take place at the creamery on
June 12th. According to reports John
has been .frantically interviewing his
friends on Ellijay, and especially the
good ladies of that section, with a
view to persuading some of then to
serve on the jury. ,