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FRANKLIN, N. G, FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1928.
ANGEL BROTHERS HOSPITAL
NOW NEARING COMPLETION
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Finishing Touches Being
Placed on Building This
Week New Structure to
Of intense interest to Franklin and
all the western part of the state was
the announcement 'Monday by Dr.
Furman-Anget that the new $25,000.
addition to his hospital on Riverview
.street will be ready for occupancy
within a few days. The Press carries
.on this page a picture of the old and
The ground floor of the new struc
ture contains the furnace room din
ing room, kitchen, store room, serv
ants quarters and Negro Ward, The
second and third stories are devoted
to the exclusive use of patients, there
.being 20 bed rooms and 10 baths
for this purpose. The upper story
contains the operating and sterilizing
rooms. Windows enclose three sides
& the operating room, the door be-
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JKg on ine iuunn 5ue wun uic ccvn
or immediately adjsaent. This room
also has a skylight The floor is of
concrete while the wahVand ceiling
are fin shed in white.
Large, airy and well lighted hall
ways are everywhere in evidence.
The old and new buildings will ac
cdmmodate 40 patients. Dr. Angel
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periorms an average oi inree or iwur
operations each day, has five nurses
and several other employes. '
Angel Brother's hospital is located
on an elevated site and commands a
anagnificient view of the mountains to
the east while the municipal lake lies
at the foot of the hill in the immedi
ate foreground. A park of seven acres
containing magnificient oaks, rhode
dddendron and other shrubbery Sur
rounds the hosnital.
. Dr. Angel was a surgeon in the
Kavy during the world war. After
the armistioe he resigned to return to
his native town to practice his profes
sion. Mr. Edgar A"gel s nf w attend
ing a medical cortege at: Philadelphia.
He graduates in two years and will
then return to Franklin to take up the
practice, of his profession with his
brqther, Dr. Furman Angel.
Plans, have been made for holding
the annual Macon County Sunday
School Convention at Iotla Methodist
Church.five miles west of Franklin,
N. C, on Thursday and Friday, July
IS and 16. Arrangements for the con
vention are in the hands of Mr. H. D.
Dean and Mr. W. J. Jenkins, Presi
dent and Secretary of the County
Sunday School Association,
These officers have announced that
they have seciared as outside Speakers
for the conventian, Miss Flora Davis,
""V' vak. Associate Superintendent
iCarolina $uday School Asso
i ciation and" Miss Daisy Magee, Ra
leigh, Children's Division Superin
tendend of the vforth Carolina Sun
day School Association. Besides
these outside speakers a number of
prominent pastors and Sunday School
workers of the county will take part
on the program.
The program for the convention
will , include addresses and discussions
of various phases of modern Sunday
School work, the object being to
make it possible for workers -in all
departments of the Sunday School to
get help from the convention. A re
. quest is., geing made to . the Sunday
School workers of the county to pres
ent to the convention any special Sun
day School problem that should be
Announcement is also made by the
Ricers in charye of the convention
at following a custom started three
years afro, a pennant will be present
ed to the Sunday School having in ths
convention the largest, number of re
presentatives, sixteen years of age
and over according to the number of
miles traveled. Any Sunday School
in the county can compete for 1 tV
pennant, except' the Sunday School
wtih which the convention is held
and others within one mile of the
Athens Attorney Here
Attorney Hubert Rylee and Mrs.
ttylee of Athens and Mr. 0. L. Tay
lor, of Atlanta spent the week end in
Franklin and "at "Rainbow Springs on
the Nantahala fishing. Mrs. Rylee,
formerly Miss Jessie McGregor, used
to spend her summers in Franklin
and has many friends here who are
always glad t.see her return. ,
SPEED WORK ON
Franklin's Modern Commer
cial Hotel to Be Ready By
First of September 38
Rooms With Baths.
Realizing. Franklin's need for a
commercial hotel and yeilding to the
request of citizens of Franklin Mssers
Sam Franks, W. C. Cunningham and
Henry Cabe have decided to convert
their business block now under con
struction into a three story Commer
With the exception of the plumb
ing very few changes in the plans
were necessary. -.
The Jiotel when completed will have
38 large airy rooms in addition to the
lobby, dining ' room and kitchen
Each room will be an outside room
with two window's and transom.
Plans call for eight rooms with priv
ate baths. A sufficient number of
showers and tubs will provide facili
ties for the other rooms. Estch room
is to be provided with lavatory, hot
and cold water, with an instantaneous
system of heating the water. The-en
tire building will be steam heated.
' The store room now occupied by
Sloan Brothers & Co., will be utilized
for the lobby, dining room and kitch
en. This leaves" available for . rent
two other store rooms on the ground
floor. It is understood that Sloan
Bros., & Co., wil occupy the center
store room. It was stated that the
other store room tas already1 been
rented . but the name of the leasee
was not made public.
Mr. Franks stated that he expects to
have the building ready for occupancy
by September first when it will either
be leased or run by one of theowners.
The cost ot the furniture and the
necessary . changes' in the plans' will
amount to approximately $10,000 over
the estimate for construction as con
templated in the original plans.
Clinic To Be Held
The orthopaedic clinic for the free
examination and treatment of in
digent cripples being held under the
auspices of the Rotary Club in the"
Methodist Church at Waynesville
will be held again on Saturday, June
Tide of Travel Sets to r
Western North Carolina
Greensboro, N. C--The summer
travel tide has already started in good
volume to Western North Carolina,
according to railroad and bus officials.
High temperatures in this part of the
state the past week are considered re
sponsible for starting the exodus
early in June.
Heretofore people waited to late in
July or August for the annual hegira
to the mountain breezes, but now
they start earlier, and stay longer, it
is stated' by those in a position to
watch the traffic and feel the pulse of
travel. , '. '
Temperatures jiere already reached
well above 90, one" day going to 100
degrees and on another to 98. Even
a stiff wind does not relieve the peo
ple who think and talk of the days
when they "slept under a blanket in
summer" in the western part of the
state. Once tasting, of the mountain
delights in the summer, they go reg
ularly back every summer, said a man
calculated. After 94 is reached on
who has long been in position here
to watch the flow of travel.
Every rise of one degree in the
thermometer means at least a score
of persons gathering their luggage
and striking out for the West, it is
the thermometer, it is calculated that
every rise of one degree m ans about
twice that number seeking cooling
breezes in a higher altitude.
When the real vacation period
starts, it is exoected that the number
going away will increase in large vol
ume. Persons in offices for the most
part wait until July :to start their va
cations, few desring to leave as early
as June( for' the remainder of the
summer is long after .a week or two
week breath in sr spell from ledger or
typewriter. Asheville Citizen.
ANGEL- BROTHERS HOSPITAL, Z. W. .CONLEY. Architect and
IE W.J. COOPER
Makes Address Before the
League of "Women Voters
at Rogers Hall Very In
AluncheoH was given by the League
of Women Voters Friday at one
o'clock, June 18th, at Rogers Hall.
Mr. W. J. Cooper, C. P. A., very ably
addressed the members of the League
on the subject, "Accounting for the
Tax-Payers Money." Following is an
abstract from-his address: '
This is a subject that 'should be in
teresting to every tax payer in the
County, for like every other busi
ness, a county never stands still ; it
either goes foward and blecomes
greater, or slips backward.
In Macon County progress in the
last sixteen years has been marked.
When Mr. Alex Moore, became Sher
iff the tax levy for his first year in of
fice was approximately $33,000,00,
while for the year 1925 it was $145,-
000,00 in . round numbers, or nearly
five' times' as great. Nantahala, the
tax- payer wants to know, just why
it is necessary to pay into the Trea
sury so much money, just how it is
spent and . all about it. The County
Commissioners and County Officials
entrusted with the administration of
the County affairs are especially anx
ious to make the records an open
book, so "he that runs may read."
It seems to be a most human trait
to follow the lines of least resistance,
and, as a consequence -is only natural
that inadequate methods of account
ing should bethe rule instead of the
exception. It . is a most natural thing
to follow old methods rather-than to
authorize the expense entailed in per
fecting and installing more modern
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At The Church
Brief Items of Interest from
Macon's Pretty Mountain
City as Told by Corres
pondent of The Press.
The much needed showers have put
new life in every thing and the out
look now promises to be the best sea
son Highlands has ever seen.
Mr.' and . Mrs. R. M. Coffey of
franklin spent a few hours with
friends here Sunday afternoon.
Our efficient marshall is cleaning up
the streets since , laying the sewer
mains which improves tfh appear
ance of our town. - ; Xt .
Dr. and Mrs. G. O. BaumgraV and
daughter Josephine .with Mrs.' Fannie
N. Brown of St. Petersburg Fla.. are
here for the summer making their
home at the Central House.
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Grist of York.
S. "C, are spending a few weeks here.
This is Mr. Grist first trip here and
he expects to boost Highlands when
he returns to his home in S. C. .
Miss Margaret and Clara Ravanel
and their niece, all of Philadelphia are
at their summer house here for the
Mr. and Mrs. Charles du Bignon
and Caro Lamar with Mrs' S. T.
Marett spent Tuesday in Ashaville
Miss Sarah Gilder entertained a few
of her friends at a Bridge paYty last
Friday evening at the Green Tree tea
rooms, delightful refreshments, were
served. ..'' ' .-
Miss Mattie Louise IveVof Atlanta.
Ga., is spending her vacation here and
is stopping at the Pierson House.
Mr. and Mrs, Watson Barsatt of
New York City, are visiting their par
ents Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Bascom.
Mrs. Thomas J). Lebby of Summer-
vills, S. C, accompanied by her
daughter and several grandchildren is
Builder -Photo by McKay.
PLANS FOR BIG
Franklin Boy Scouts to Cel
ebrate Birthday of Nation
No Money To Be Solic
itedPlenty of Fun.
As the birthday of the Nation ap
proaches with no apparent plans oa
the part of Franklin citizens to appro
priately celebrate the occasion the
Boy Scouts have decided to sdohsot
a celebration which, with the coopera
tion of everybody, the Scouts hope to
make one of the most successful in
the histery of the town. The Scouts
have asked Mr: Alvah Pearce-to act
as general manager of the day. Th
Fourth, coming on Sunday,, the cele
bration will fake place on Saturday
July 3rd. Plans for the day tall far
races, a" ball game, swimming events
field sports including various kinds o
etc. A greased pig will be turned loose
in Main Street and given to the per
son who catches it. The Scouts will
the top. A patriotic address will be a
climb a greased pole to get a prize at
feature of the day.1 A spectacular
event will take place at the towa
bridge in the afternoon. A parade of
civil war veterans, world war veter
ans and Scouts is planned for the
morning. Veterans of both wars are
requested to write Mr. Alvah Pearce
so that proper accommodations inthe
parade may be reserved. Individuals
or firms will be requested to decorate
their cars and enter them in the par
ade. A first, second and third pnze
will be offered for the best decorated
Next week's Press wilt give further"
details of this big celegration. If pos
sible, to avoid it no money will be "soVi
icited. The boy scouts hope their
dads and all other citizens of the tdja
will cooperate with them to the full
est possible extent in their patriotic
endeavor to fittingly celebrate the
150th anniversary of the. birth of their
here for the season at the Martn
Mr. Burwell Thornton of Daytona
Beach, Fla., has joined ' his parents
who came a few weeks ago, and will
wend the summer here at the Hall
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Anderson of
Greenville, S. C, are here on a visit
to their son T.P. Anderson.'
Mr. and Mrs. Burndt and son Car
roll' of Baltimore, Md., are at the
Martin House for the season.
Mr. and Mrs, C. L. Huggins' of
Ware Shoals, S. C, are' spending their
Mr. Jim Sullt"in of Westminister is
in town on business for a few hours
Mr. C. M. AWes and family of Sen
eca, S. C, arc making their home this
season in the Rampley House.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander and daugh
ter of Commerce, Ga., are with the
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Blanchard of
Georgetown, Fla., are occupying their
summer home in Lindctwood Park.
The Baptist Sunday School, picnic
was held on the lawn at the home of
Mr. and Hrs. Guv Paul, Sunday eve
ning at six o'clock.
'Talks by various ones present on
the needs of Highlands were greatly
enjoyed. The main thought brought
out in these talks was' tthe need of
spirital growth. Keeping pace with
other progress. Everv one enjoyed
the tine music rendereci bv the
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