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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13 1928
Here September 1 5th
Committee Met at Sylva on
t s August 5th Preliminary
Arrangements Made For
The Chambers, of Commerce from
Franklin, Sylva, Waynesville and
Canton met in Sylva on the night of
August 5th and held a very enthu
siastic meeting for the purpose of
cooperating with Franklin in carry
ing out an extensive advertising cam
paign to acquaint tourists and other
travelers with the new highway con
necting Sylva and. Franklin.
This new .highway shortens the
-distance between Asheville and At
lanta thirty-two miles, and, in the
opinion of the writer, the exquisite
scenery along this route is second to
none in Western North Carolina. v
The result of the meeting was the
formulation of , plans to hold , a
celebration in the town of Frank
lin on September 15, 1926, with all
fthe towns- along the line having part
in the celebration. Franklin proposes
ito meet the Georgia delegation, com
posed of representatives from various
cities in Georgia, especially interested
in this highway, at the Geergia line,
-and after a ceremony of welcome, all
delegations will repair to. Franklin
where a picnic dinner will be served.
From Franklin the delegation will go
to Asheville, stopping for an appro
' priate function in each town along
theway. The entertainment program
for Ashevile is still tentative, but it
is known that there will fee an elab
orate one. . - . .
It is hoped that the committee -will
be able to secure the services of
Thomas M. Dixon as the principal
tspeaker along with other notables.1
A pleasant spirit prevailed over the
meeting and it was decided to invite
Murphy, ..Andrews and Bryson City
.as guests of Frankluy The object of
the meeting was not to deflect tour
: itt from these latter cities, but to im
press upon the, tourist ' " the greater
advantage of scenery by either enter
ing via' Murphy and exiting via
Franklin, or vice versa. " r ,
Af very descriptive name was sug
gested by Mr. Ernest Withers, and
.after a vote the name of "Ashe-ville-Franklin-Atlanta
. unanimously adopted. - '
J. H. Wilson of Sylva was elected
chairman and C C. Poindexter of
Franklin was elected secretary of the
elebration committee. - The following
committees were appointed to .repre
sent the various towns along the
.highway in staging the celebration:
Asheville, Holmes Bryson and
Roger Miller ; Canton, D. J. Kerr, R.
A Osborne and W. E. Jones ; Waynes
ville, C. M. Diccus, Ernest Withers
and Frank Miller Sylva and Dills
Iboro, J. H. Wilson, D. C. Bryson and
J. F. Freez; Franklin, John S. Trot
ter T. W. Porter and C. C. Poin
dexter; Clayton, Dr. Dover and Claude
Derrick; Cornelia, R. C. Brooks and
Henry Stovaljf' Gainesville, H. H.
Estes and W. C. Mealer; Atlanta, to
be selected. ,
Bishop Horner to Be at"
Episcopal Church Sunday
The Right Rev. Junius M. Horner,
D. D., will be the preacher at the
11 :00 o'clock service at St. Agnes
Episcopal church Sunday morning.
.Bishop Horner is well known in
Franklin and it is expected that a
good congregation will welcome him.
'On the following Sunday the Rev.
Mr. New lof Waynesville will be the
preacher at the eleven o'clock, service.
We always welcome you.
Gordon Brothers Sale
Since Gordon Brothers-' mid-summer
sale opened one week ago today,
v they have had a remarkable number
' of sales to their credit. The store has
oeen over-run with buyers who have
come to take advantage of the many
. bargains offered..
In the . circulars mailed out by
-Gordon Brothers, two work shirts
were advertised for 50 cents. This
wag. a mistake on the part of the
Tress printer, as only one shirt was
indicated on the copy., '.
This sale will continue for one weak
more to include: Saturday, August 15. J
High Praise for Macon's
Farms and Farmers From
State College Official
Raleigh, N.'C, Aug. ll-"Macon
was the. only one of the 100 counties
in the state I had not visited, and I
was delighted with it," F. H. Jeter
agricultural editor at . State College,
said today. Mr. Jeter recently re
turned from Franklin where he took
part in the program at the opening
of the Carolina Creamery Company's
He was agreeably, surprised with
the splendid farms he saw in Macon
county, with the agricultural progress,
and he found Franklin "a wonderfully
beautiful little town ," he declared.
The scenery of the town and county
came in for unstinted praise from the
State. College official. '
But he saved his words of highest
commendation for the , farmers of
the county: .
"I have rarely had the privilege of
talking to as interested and intelligent
a group of farmers, and I have talked
to them all over North Caroina," he
Republicans Meet and
' Make Nominations
The Republican convention of Ma
con county was held in the court
house last Saturday afternoon. State
Chairman Brownlow Jackson was
present and made a good speech.
During the course of his remarks Mr.
Jackson urged that the absentee
voting law be repealed. Under the
Democratic election machinery, he
stated 'that this law is worth 75,000
totes to the Democratic -party ht the
Captain Kenneth Smathers, repub
lican nominee for congress in this
district, and his campaign manager,
Hon. George Pritchard, also made
rousing speeches in the interest of the
party. AH speakers urged that the
Republicans organize and turn out
for the election and see that the elec
tion is conducted in a fair and im
Previous to the meeting the Repub
lican leaders had met in the Odd Fel
lows hall, and selected a ticket to,
represent the party in the November
elections. The names in this ticket
were read in the assembled conven
tion at the court house and ' unani
mously approved by the delegates.
The nominations are as follows:
County Commissioners, Chas. Mc
Clure, John Rickman and Davis Dean;
Clerk. of Court, Miss Hattie Peek;
Surveyor, Jesse Sanders; Represen
tative, Rev. A. S. Solesbee; Sheriff,
George Bulgin. The Republican parey
made many friends by its refusal to
nominate an opponent to H. J. Hurst
for register of deeds. , .
Colored Camp Meeting
Preparations are being rnade by the
local colored citizens for a big camp i
meeting to be held tor oneveek at
the A. M. E. Zion church on Cowee,
beginning the third Sunday in Au
gust. Arrangements have been made
to run a truck between Franklin and
the church to carry local colored
citizens who will wish to attend. The
services of a number of preachers
have been secured among whom are:
Revs. W. L. Young, Sylva Circuit
F. R. " Robinson, Old Town" Tenn. ;
J. B.- Meekins, J. R. Scott and J. B.
Watkins of Franklin, and Rev. W. W.
Slade, presiding elder ' of the Ashe
ville district. This meeting has been
extensively advertised in adjoining
countes and those in charge are ex
pecting immense crowds at all ser
vices. The Press hopes that much
good will result from this camp
Threshing 3000 Bushels Rye
Rye thneshing is now in progress
in : Macon county. At least three
thousand bushels will be threshed,
J. V, Arrendale, the county agent
estimates. It is very .fine, he says.
Mr. Arrendale hopes that this rye
can be shipped co-operatively and
sold to seed companies. ' Selling thus
it will bring a higher price than oter
wise, he says. . He believes it will
bring $10 per bushel.
" This is mountain rye, and is not as
easily disposed of as ,the Abruzzi rye.
If it were the Abruzzi rye which is
gaining wide popularity, it would be
more easily disposed of and, would
proDaoiy bring su cents' more per
bushel, he states
One of Pumps Not Pumping
Expected Supply of Water
, Discontinue Washing of
Streets Plan Remedy
There is no shortage of water in
Franklin. But. as a precautionary
measure, the washing of the streets
MI I . . -
win nave to be postponed until some
arrangement can be .made to secure
a bigger flow of water from the muni
cipal well on the east side of town.
This is the opinion of H. W. Cabe,
member of the water committee of
the town bboard. ,
The pump at the newer of the
town's two well's is supposed to
handle 100 gallons of water a minute.
As a matter of fact, it is now pump
ing about 40 gallons, Mr. Cabe states.
The trouble is due to a shortage
of water, caused by the drought this
summer, Mr. Cabe believes. Some
step toward remedying the situation
will probably be taken at the next
meeting of the board, the; first Mon
day in September
When the pump was, put in, Mr.
Cabe said, it was found that it would
pump 100 gallons per minute, at a
depth of 100 feet. It was accordingly
put in at that Acjpth. The water now
has dropped, as a result of the long
drought and it will probably be neces
sary to lower the piping, Mr. Cabe
. The older well on the west side of
town furnishes about 35 gallons of
water per minute, which, added to the
40 gallons oroduced by the new well,
gives the town 75 gallons.
This is .enough for thq town's needs
exclusive of street washing, Mr.
Cabe said, and with the present sud-
pty'hris possible to keep - the water
it .i r
tanks iuii witn no oanger oi snortage.
Apply This Tonic
To Local Taxation
When a corporation balances its
books af the end of the fiscal year,
and shows a balance on the right
side of the ledger, there is general
rejoicing among shareholders. The
United States Government, the largest
corporation of all, has just finished
one, of its greatest years with a sur
plus of $377,000,000. And this with
lowered taxes 1
Political wiseacres guffawed and
party demagogues scoffed when the
MeHon philosophy of lower taxes and
increased revenue first was set forth
as the wisest policy for the nation to
pursue, says the Los Angeles- Times.
Alarming .notices of inevitable deficits
if not approximate bankruptcy, were
broadcast by the, pork barrel minority.
The cataclysm not only has failed
to materialize, but an extremely fat
surplus as appeared instead. Further
more, an immense saving in interest
charges will be effected, by applica
tion of these additional funds to the
retirement of the public debt. . . ,
Going on the premise that allevi
ation of the federal tax burden would
heighten public confidence, and stim
ulate trade through easier money,
the Secretary of the Treasury has
amply demonstrated the practical ap
plication of psychology to big busi
ness. Income taxes for the last year
vastly exceeded those of the previous
twelve months, as did. customs re
ceipts. Throughout the land, business
both large and small, .responded to
the helpful attitude 'manifestd by
those in power, and .proceded to ex
pand; benefiting both itself, and, as
a consequence, the national coffers.
The good people of Higdonvillc in
tend to have a barrel of fun on Friday
the 13th, at Higdonville school when
Mr. Isaac Keener , will be brought to
trial on the serious charges of stealing
water melons from Mr. John Cun
ningham. This trial will be held at
8 o'clock in the evening and all the
legal lights residing on Ellijay and
Sugar Fork are delving into dusty
tomes to find a punishment to fit the
crime. Those who will defend Mr.
Keener claim that the fruit of the
vine must weigh at least three pounds
before it can be considered a water
melon. Therefore thejr are hoping
to clear Mr. Keener on these grounds.
jh me yiui ,; aiaiiu aval. vuiiiiituiu,
so it is understood, win have wit
nesses who will swear that some of
his melons weighed as much a 72
pounds. The trial will be free and
the friends of both parties to the liti
gation are expected to turn out in
C OF C DINNER
Dr. W. C. Coker and Horace
Kephart On Program At
Chamber Commerce Din
ner At Franklin HoteL
ine Chamber of Commerce will
hold a dinner pogram at the Frank
lin Hotel at 7 o'clock Monday even
ing, it is announced
Speakers on the program include
Horace Kephart, of Bryson City, and
Dr. W. C Coker, of the University of
Nqftb Carolina,- at Chapel Hill. Mr.
Kephart is iwell known as the author
of "Our Southern Highlanders" and
various stories and articles on the
mountains, and as one of the original
boosters for the Smoky Mountains
National Park. Pr. Coker, for years
head of the Botanf department of this
State's university is nationally known
as an authority on his chosen line of
Music will be furnished by the
Franklin orchestra. An "unknown"
quartette will sing.
People of the town and community
are cordially invited and urged to par
ticipate in this dinner,' which is ex
pected to be the occasion for a good
time as well as one for the enthusi
astic discussoh of the futurejdevel
opment of Franklin and4h1ssection.
Plates will be 75 cents! each. Those
who anticipate attending are being
requested to indicate their desire for
reservations as ' early as possible.
Reservations should be made with
the secretary pf the chamber of com
merce, C...T. Ketcham, at the cham
ber of commerce in the Franklin
Junior Order to ;
" Meet at Sanford
Sanford Juniors are making pre
parations for entertaining one of the
biggest and best meetings of the
State Council, Junior Order United
American Mechanics held in several
years. On Tuesday, August 17,
Juniors from all sections of the Old
North State, from the mountains to
the seashore, and from the Virginia
to the South Carolina line, will turn
their faces towards the Lee county
convention town. Practically every
city and town in the state will be
represented, for. in practically ' ev$ry
vilage and hamlet in the state a coun
cil of the order is established. More
than four hundred men, all past coun
cilors, are expected to attend.
A committee, headed by O. P.
Makepeace, one of the order's most
loyal and active members, and made
uo of J. W: Stout, E.-L. Gavin, and
K, E, Seymour, also active Juniors
is at work making out their plans
for entertaining the convention. The
entertainment is as yet in the chry
salis stage, but they are far enough
completed to "indicate an excellent
time for the delegates. The plans in
clude one of two or three motor
trips, one to the coal mountains of I
Lee county, another to the sandhill
section. nationally known for its fine
peaches, and to a tile making plant,
and a supper for the national and
state officers who will be itf attend
ance at the 'meeting. '
The convention will last
three days, during which time many
things of interest to the order will be
considered. ,; .r '.. ,,';;..; , .
Cream Deliveries Increase
Te . Carolina Creamery plant here
is now receivincr cream from Macon.
Clay and Jackson counties in this
state, and from Stevens and Rabun,
counties ik Georgia, officials of the
plant state. The amount of cream i
being delivered is growing daily, they
say. Macon county iarmers have de
livered cream valued at $754.21 during
the past two weeks. On last Friday
alone, farmers in this county de
livered 120 gallons of cream. Clay
county last week sent in 270 gallons.
Farmers' Meetings Held
J. M. Gray and A. G. Oliver of the
extension department or state Ui
lege at Raleigh, asd Cousty Agent t
J. V. Arrendale held eleven farmers'
meetings at various points in the
county last week. The total atten-
dance was '734, Mr. Arrendale re-i
On Friday the farmers of the wes
tern section of the county held a picnic
at the mouth of Windspririg creek,
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Oliver and Arrendale were present. latter sale was for 23 cents per pound!
60 DAYS TO SEE
NEW HOTEL HERE
Town's Tallest and Newest
Building Will Be Ready
Soon Thirty Bed Rooms
Macon's Only Roof Garden
Within sixty days Franklin will
have a new hotel. Likewise, the town
will see its newest and tallest building
completed. And Macon county wi3
have its first and only roof garden.
These three will be combined in the
building being constructed by Sam L.
Franks, W. C. Cunningham and H.
W. Cabe, on what is commonly
known as the Higdon property on
Main street just west of the Bank of
Franklin Building. Mr. Franks be
lieves it will be completed within two
A name for. the" hostelry has not
yet been chosen, nor has there been
any announcement as yet as to who
will operate it.
On the first floor will be three store
rooms, approximately 22 by 80 feet
each. It is -planned to make these
stores not only romy, but well
lighted and convenient, with attrac
tive plate glass fronts. The' hotel
will occupy the second and third floors
with the offirp Hinirnr rnnm anil
kitchen on the second floor. On top
of the building, commanding a mag- '
nificent view of town and surround
ing mountains, will be the roof garden.
The latter will be about 50 by 58
feet. It will be arranged for all kinds
of amusements including dancing.
The store room now occupied by
Sloan Brothers and Company will be
a part of the building. This firm
however, will move into one of the
new rooms what will be the central
store room in the building. The other
two store rooms will be occupied by
local firms it is understood.
The hotel will have all modern con
veniences. The building will be
heatedby the modulating vapor sys
tem, said to be one of the most
modern aad satisfactory,... nithod&. .
of heating. Each of the thirty bed
rooms win have doubh? windows. "
There will be no inside, rooms. The
hotel office, on the second floor, will
open upon a broad verandah. .
The new hotel, which it is expected
will cater to the transient visitor to
Franklin, will fill a long felt' need
for more adequate hotel accommo
dations here. It with the other hotels
here, will enable Franklin with its
pleasant climate, scenic beauty, and ,
hospitable atmosphere to make A
strong bid for small conventions, Mr. ''
Franks oointed out. 'This will eive.
Franklin a type of publicity such as '
Asheville, on a much larger scale, '
has been profiting from for years, lie
Onteora Estates to .
Stage Big Sab
The Onteora. Estates, a 2400 acre1
development located five miles west ' I
of Franklin, fronting on Highway No. -K
28, will stage a" big auction sale otA
part of their holdings on Wednes-
day, August 18th. The Home Realty -
and Auction Company, a local or- ' V
gamzation, with Mr. R. A. Patton as
manager will have charge of the sale.
The Onteora Estates is one of the
best known .deveopments , in the
vicinity of Franklin and consists of
2400 acres of beautiful mountain lands , 1
well wooded and watered. . : Present
plans call for the building of a dam ,
across Mill Creek, construction nf '
roads and installation of water and
light lines. It is understood' that
those who invest in lots at this sale
will receive a guarantee that 25 per
cent of the.tnoney invested will be
spent in improvements on the pro
perty. Free bus lines will run from PVant-.,
Hn i to the property on the day of the
sale and for several days previous
Load of Snnrwnnrl H
n . w'jr
Brir.js Sum of $453
The sourwood and the honey bee
make a wonderful combination, con
noisseurs of honey will pretty gen
erally testify. They make an excel
lent commercial combination, too, as
at least two Macon eounty farmers
. Logan and B,ob Clark of Ellijay
brought a truck load of sourwn
Znl J Jown '..Wednesday and
disposed of it for the neat ,L Af
$450. according to County aSS T
V, Arrendale. v The honev wa.
as paper" Mr. Arrendale aid H L.
characterized it Z "A
honey I eversaw."
. ' YVJie noney was sold on the
street at 25 cents per pound, th
ucuiK sum m Dirk to a
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