KEY CITY OF THE MOUNTAINS
FRANKLIN, N. G, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1926.
lilt '1x31 Jp
Franks & Curtis Get Con-
tract For New School
Building 3 Bus Lines to
Macon county's educational sys
tem made another step toward per
fection this we?k when contracts
were let for the erection of a new
eight-room school building and the
operation of busses to and from the
Franklin graded school.
The new building will be located
directly north of the present build
ing of the Franklin graded school. It
will be 130x55 feet, of brick construc
tion and along the same general lines
of architecture as the ; main building.
The contract for the new building
was awarded to Messrs. S. L. Franks
and Henry Curtis, with $14,890 being
named as the cost of the' building.
The contract specifies that the build
ing is to be built at once and it is
.hoped that it' will be completed soon
.after the school term opens, next fall.'
With the consolidation of the high
schools of the county last year it
was found that the present plant was
much too small to adequately take
care of the large number of students
that enrolled. The new building will
Jhouse the elementary grades of the
Franklin school, leaving the old
.building for the consolidated high
This step in educational circles is
only a part of the great system that is
planned for Macon county. Last year
at was found that it would be much
more practicable to combine the high
schools of the county in one place
And give the advanced students of
the county the same advantage in re
gard to teachers and equipment.
This system was tried out during the
past year and was found to be lack
ing in only one phase and that was
With the cection of this new
building there will be room for two
sections of each grade in the high
school to be cared for. This system
'will make it possible for the individ
ual student to get more attention
from the instructor that was not pos
sible under the old conditions.
There were three contracts award
ed for bus lines in the county. Each
of the operators are to furnish their
own busses and the vehicles are to
have a carrying capacity of 2S chil
J. L. Sanders was awarded the con
tract from Franklin to the Georgia
line at $80 per month. Ralph West
will operate the bus from' Franklin
to the IotU school with $80 per month
also named as the figure of cost. J.
H. Dalton ' got the contract from
Franklin to Morgan's store on Bum
ingtown at $82.50 a month.
The contract states that in case of
rainy weather the bus to Iotla will
only go as far as RayY store and the
bus to Burningtown will only go to
the home of Mr. Davis Dean.
Each of the operators were .re
quired to put up a $200 bond and have
stated that the utmost care will be
taken in the selection of drivers for
the busses to insure the safety of the
children under their care.
The busses that carried the negro
children from Cowee into Franklin
last year will be continued next year,
making four bus lines in operation
within Macoii county.
-LOCAL MERCHANTS TO CLOSE
AT 7:30 P. M. THROUGH WEEK
We, the" undersigned, do hereby
agree to close our stores promptly at
7:j0 p. m.' on all week days except
Saturdays. . .
This agreement to be in effect Mon
day, June 14, 1926, after having beei
signed by all the merchants of Frank
lin, and to continue in effect so long
' as agreeable to all the signers: '
Sloan Brothers & Co., John S. Trot
ter, J. T. Moore & Co., Gordon
Brothers, H. 0. Essig, J. S. Porter &
Co., E. K. Cunningham, J. R. Pender
grass, Jos. Ashear.
Mr. Jak Addington left his car
stamling on a ' slight incline Sunday
on the road, while he was taking in
some mountain scenery. While wait
ing for him Mrs. Addington got out
of the car and took one of two chil
dren out. She later plaped the child
back in the car and slammed the door.
The jar started the car to rolling.
Mrs. Addington snatched the two
children from thv car while the ma
chine was in motion. The car ran off
thf. road and was pretty, badly dam
aged, but no one was hurt.
Fire Situation Improving
On Nantahala Forest
Local officers of the Nantahala Na
tional Forest report a very dangerous
fire season during the past few
months, and due to sxtremely dry
weather, fire conditions, will continue
to exist throughout the spring and
summer until rains afford relief.
In spite of dry. weather and high
winds the fire records show a great
improvement over the same period in
1925. During the period January 1 to
June 10, 1926, 52 fires have occurred
on the Forest which burned in all,
1094 acres of National Forest land and
2195 acres of privately owned land.
During the same period in 1925 the
loss in area was 2496 acres of Nation
al Forest land and 3725 acres of pri
vate land. .
The Forest Service is making a spe
cial attempt to interest private timber
land owners in protecting their 'lands
from fire and will cooperate with such
owners on an actual cost per acre ba
sis using the trained Forest organiza
tion for the protection of adjoining
M. L. Angel Lands Big One
Mr. M. L. Angel claims there is no
further use to seek the marine mon
ster in Lake Emory. . He regrets very
much to disappoint Bill Moore,. Al
vah Pearce and other , would-be local
fishermen. The truth of the matter
is, according to Mr. Angel, the big
fish, seen sometime ago in Lake Em
ory -by Mr.' Coon Cochran has been
served (o the greater portion of the
inhabitants of Smith's, Bridge town
ship. Last Saturday it seems that Mr.
Angel became very restless. He put
tered around the barn for a while
and then went to his garden. Not
having had "any rain in that section
for several weeks, Mr. Angel found
his garden nice and clean. In fact,
neither grass nor vegetables were in
evidence. This good citizen became
more restless and decided to come to
town to see a doctor. Before he
could hitch old Dobbin to the shay,
a small boy came by with a fish pole
on his shoulder. "A grand and glori
ous feeling" suddenly took possession
of Mr. Angel. He quarreled with' his
women folks considerably until they
finally found his fishing tackle that
had not been used in five years.
Catching a few half-starved grass
hoppers, Mn Angel made his way to
the Little Tennessee between Otto
and Riverside. He soon had a few
suckers and horneyheads in a bucket.
But let Mr. Angel tell his own story:
"I baited my shark tackle with a
ten-inch sucker, cast it into the river
and then lay down in the shade of a
sycamore and repeated Riley's - poem
entitled, "Knee Deep in June." Sud
denly I was awakened by a mightv
splashing while waves a . foot high
came . rolling shoreward. Before I
could get to my pole, peace and quiet
ude reigned supreme. I then put a
hornyhead on the hook and cast him
into the water. Pretty soon horny
head and line disappeared. I heaved
mightily . and broke my pole. I then
grabbed the line and started toward
the hills', but was jerked tip short.
Taking a . turn or two around a sap
ling, I finally managed to drag out
on a sand bar the biggest muskie I
ever saw. Being too large to carry,
I dragged the fish home and when
placed on the scales, he tipped the
beam at 18 pounds and was forty
Mr. Angel says he does not know
why the fish was so far from the lake
unless it, to. be in -style, had started
on a trip to Georgia.
' The Teachers' Singing .Convention
met "at " Higdon villc" and commenced
singing before in o'clock. They sang
several songs before the president,
Mr.. John Holt, .arrived. Mr. Holt
made just a few remarks and then
continued the singing. The singing
was grand. They had recess of one
hour and fifteen minutes at 12 o'clock
and a delicious dinner was served.
After which they met and had more
Mr,, Jess-' Worley and Miss May
Womack were married in the morn
ing at Mrs. S. A. Higdon's spring.
Rev. John Baty officiated. We wish
them a long, happy and prosperous
A collection was taken by the 'sing
ing convention for the Higdonville
school. The amount collected was
We are sorry to report that Mr. T.
R. Gray is dangerously ill. He is one
of the best citizens of Ellijay.
The League of Women Voters will
be served a luncheon at Rogers Hall
at 1 :00 p. m., Friday, at which time
Mr. Cooper ill discuss county gov
ernment. For particulars telephone
Mrs. Gilmer Jones.
'T - 11
75 Regulars Attend Sunday
School at Olive Hill Sunday
In addition to the several visitors
there were in attendance seventy-five
regular members at the Olive Hill
Sunday school last Sunday and an
even larger number is expected next
Sunday. There is a hot contest on
between the Blues and Whites to
see which side can maintain the high
est average for a period of eight
weeks. The losers in this contest arc
to set the winners up tp picnic.
. Sunday school meets every Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. In addition to
the regular lesson a special musical
program is rendered, together with
other interesting features which com
bine to make something new in the
way of conducting a Sunday school.
There will be preaching next Sun
day. "Put on your old gray bonnet
wit a blue or white ribbon on it" and
meet us at Olive Hill each . Sunday
afternoon. We need you ; you will en
joy being with us. Everybody is in
vited to come to everybody's Sunday
Otto News Items
Rev. Roten filled his usual appoint
tliont at Asbury church Sunday last.
A number of young folks gathered
at the church Sunday evening last, to
learn some new songs. We have Se
bcrn's latest song books, entitled,
"Cheerful Messages." If you want to
hear some good singing, come to As
bury to Sunday school.
Otto was made more cheerful last
week-end by the home-coming of
Beatrice Mozeley. We always wel
come Bea and her bright smiles.
Mr. Lonnie M. Henson is singing
"Juk" bass. Yes, it's a boy. S
Mr. George N. Cabe celebrated his
seventieth birthday June 11, by giving
a large dinner, so if the creeks run
muddy don't think its rained, for those
present have been standing in, the
Mr. Fred Vincent, who nbw occu
pies a position' at Highlands, was a
welcome visitor at Otto the past week
The' newly bom' twins of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank, Norton, who died June 10,
were quietly - laid to rest - at: Asbury
cemetery. We extend our deepest
sympathy to the bereaved family.
Messrs. C. R. Cabe of this place,
Porter Pierson of Highlands, and A.
P. Slagle of Cartoogechaye made a
business trio to Aquone last week to
look after the interest of the county.
Hurrah for Mr. Davis! We are
proud that one of our Otto boys is
Boys; if the rest of you. would ob
serve more closely, as Ross has been
doing, we think you could plainly see,
it:s a vain smile, and that they just
want to take a ride. And especially
when the "Smiling club" is lead by
the "Old maids." -
At. a meeting of the board of di
rectors of the Tremont Park, Inc.,
held in the office of the company at
Franklin last Tuesday night, "Mr. E.
S. Galloway submitted his resigna
tion as president of the corporation.
This resignation was accepted by the
board. Mr. Galloway will remain on
the board of directors. Mr, S. R.
Joines of Franklin was elected presi
dent of Tremont Park, Inc., vice Mr.
- o - grams
John Thomas Convicted
The trial of Mr. John Thomas,
charged with keeping a scrub bull in
violation of the statutes and to the
detriment of the dairy industry in
Macon county took place at the. court
house last Saturday. Judge Bettah
Stock in the person of Attorney Dean
Sisk presided while Mr. .Bob Patton
represented the state. Mr. E. S. Galr
loway was attorney for the defend
ant. Before beginning the trial the pre
siding judge announced that only
crooks, thieves and vagabonds would
be eligible for jury duty. Pursuant
to these instructions the clerk select
ed the following named jury: Alex
Moore, C. A. Setser, John H. Dalton,
Burt Slagle, Horner Stockton, Char
lie Henderson, Andy Angel, Hal Sla
gle, Wade Moody, Trude Meadows.
Elish Ammons and Jess Robison.
The farmers' bible, the same being
the catalog' of Sores, Rareback & Co..
was presented ami the jury duly
sworn . to convict John Thomas,
whether the evidence so, warranted or
Mr. Tom Angel testified that John
did keep such a bull anid that a gas
bill was hard to collect from the said
Thomas. Mr. W. J. Zachary, a char
acter , witness, gave John a. very. bad
reputation. Mr. Carl Waldroop testi
fied that the bull in question at one
time chased John around a haystack
so fast that the whole scene become
a blur on Waldroop's eyesigTit. Mr,
Garner, the man who sold the bull to
John, was the next witness, Accord
ing to his testimony the bull was
three years of age and weighed 250
pounds when he sold the animal to
John for $10.00, which was considered
an excellent price. Expert testimony
was then introduced that a thorough
bred bull of that age should weigh
around 1500 pounds and shuold sell
from $250 to $5000.
Mr. Galloway made .an earnest plea
for his client, claiming that only jeal
ousy on the part of the men in the
county had prompted the prosecution
Mr. Patton then asked the jury to
convict. He claimed that keeping a
scrub bull is a great detriment to the
county and is an offense deserving of
' The j uf y " was out only" 42 "seconds
and brought in a verdict of guilty,
with recommendation to mercy.
The judge then asked the accused
to stand to receive , sentence, Mr.
Thomas was so weak his counsel had
to assist him to rise. When asked by
the judge whether he had anything to
say, why sentence should not be pass
ed, the accused replied that he had
made a serious mistake in the selec
tion erf his lawyer. The judge then
sentenced the defendant to pay a fine
of '$500, but suspended sentence on
condition that Mr; Thomas never
commit the same offense again, that
he milk all scrub cows on the Thom
as' farm for 10 years, and that he
never again require Mrs. Thomas to
work in the field and that, when prac
ticable, he assist her in the house
FROM WILSON COUNTY
County Superintendent M. D. Bill
ings has announced that he has pro
cured the services of, three excellent
colored teachers from Wilson coun
ty to take charge of the Franklin col
ored" school next year.
NEWS OF VEEK
Brief Items of Interest from
Macon's Pretty Mountain
City as Told by Corres
pondent of The Press.
Mr. VV. W. Sullivan of Anderson,
S. G, was in town a few days last
week looking after his beautiful de
velopment on Mirror Lake. This de
velopment is known as Cullasaja
Heights, and will be ready for the
market July 1st..
Messrs. Hart and Austin, resident
engineers for the state highway com
mission in the ninth district, have
completed their relocation of a por
tion of state highway No. 28 near
Highlands, and left for Nantahala
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wier with Mr.
Fred Coffman spent a few days last
week in Anderson and Ninty Six, S. C
on business. "
Dr.: Clinton Marett and family of
Seneca, S. C, spent Sunday in town.
Mrs. Jack Griffith of New Orleans.
La., is spending the summer here and
is at the Central House.
Mr. J. C." Henley and family of Bir-'
mingham, Ala., are at their summer
home near here for a few days.
Major Colley of Fort McPherson,
Atlanta, his wife and two children,
with Mrs. Burgess of Burlington, Vtw
are living in the Cleaveland cottage
and will be here for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Macon Thornton of
Daytona Beach, Fla., are making
their home at the Hall House this
Miss Elizabeth and Neill Turner
Masterson, of Houston, Texas, are at
the Martin House.
Horace Wood of Anderson, S. G,
spent the week-end in town.
Antonia Bas of Asheville, is here
for the summer.
Miss May Crosby and mother, with
Mrs. John Crosby and children of
San Mateo, Fla., are at their summer
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Foreman and
son, Lauren, of Atlanta, are spend
ing the summer at Tanglewood, their
summer home on Lindenwood Lake.
Mr. Geo. Vickery, Misses Marga
ret Harry and Marguerite Richart,
spent Sunday in Franklin.
Mr. Bert Price of Shelby, N. C, was
here on business one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Beacham, of
Honea Path, spent Sunday in towo
The Potts Brothers' new brick
store building is nearing completion
and is quite an addition to Main
Mr. Wilbur and Master Grantland
Barnes "of Griffin, Ga., spent; a few
days here last week,
Mr. Harry Hunter of Anderson, S.
G, entertained the cotton mill super
intendents of Anderson county for
the week-end at his home near here. .
Mr. Huckleby, chief of fire depart
ment, and Mr. Cooper, of the Cooper
Furniture company, of Greenwood,
S. C, spent the day in town recently
Mr. A. I). Rogers is just complet
ing a Delco lighting system, which
will provide lights for the business
section of town. The Central House,
and Highlands Inn until the electric
power plant can be completed.
Carload Chevrolets Arrive
The Perry-Jones Chevrolet com
pany received Tuesday a carload of
new cars, two of which were sold on
the day of arrival. The others have
been contracted for. This company
Has also received a large assortment
of Chevrolet parts, New electric
equipment is being installed in the
shop.. Within a few days Franklin
can boast of a complete Chevrolet
service station. Messrs.-' ..Perry and '
Jones came to jranklin only recent
ly and are cnthr iastic over' the pros
pects of a good ju'siness here.
Tuesday morning, June 8, at 9
o'clock, David, the youngest son of
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Stockton, passed
away, after an illness of only a few
days, at the age of 11 months and 22
He was buried at the Union ceme
tery Wednesday morning. The fune
ral services being conducted by Rev.
A large crowd was in attendance at
the funeral. The grave was beauti
fully decorated with flowers brought
by sorrowing relatives and friends.
"Little David" was a baby loved by
the entire Community, for his" won
derfully sweet disposition. And we
can but thing, that Heaven is sweeter,
for Baby David's smile.
, ' . . A NEIGHBOR. '