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Will Be Chief Speaker At
A-F-A Road Celebration
Here September 15 Plans
' Former Governor Cameron Morrison
will be the principal speaker at the
highway celebration here September
15. The invitation extended him on
Tuesday by J. H. Wilson of Sylva,
and C. C. .Poindexter of Franklin,
chairmair aid secretary, respectively,
bf fa general committee on the. cele
ration, was accepted by Mr. Mor
The formeft Governor was seen at
High Hampton, where he was at
tending a road meeting. Highway
Commissioner T. G. Stikeleather
V f added his voice to that of the com
. tnittee in extending the invitation
The presence of Mr. Morrison at this
jneeting, it has been pointed out
will be especially fitting, the great
impetus to road building in North
Carolina having come under bis ad
Others expected here include high
way officials -of North Carolina and
Georgia, ard' city and chamber, 6
commerce officials from the various
towns on the route of the Asheville
. Franklin-Atlanta highway, and others
prominent in the two states.
The tentative program calls for the
NorthCaroina delegations from Ashe
ville Canton,4 Waynesville, Sylva
Dillsboro and Franklin to meet th
-Georgia delegations at the state line
' -on the morning of the fifteenth. The
motorcade will repair to the taber
. uacle at Franklin, where there will be
addresses by Governor Morrison and
others, followed by a picnic dinner
nn the CTOtmds.
' At Svlva a watermelon feast will
be spread before the guests. Stops
will be made at Canton, Waynesville
and other points along the route
The motorcade is expected to reach
Asheville late in the day, and there
the visitors will be entertained; by
the Asheville chamber of Commerce
at Kpnilworth Inn. i
At a meeting held here on Tuesday
night, plans for the celebration were
discussed. The possibility of form
ing an inter-city organization to ad--tertise
the r6ute was also given con
""' sideration. The North Cafolina com
mittee assumed the responsibility
tween Franklin and Cornelia to send
tnr nersona v inviting me towns uc
rflplecations. Invitations will be car
ried to the other towns south by
Ttfavnr Mealrrr. of Gainesville, an
Henry Estes, publicity director of the
Airline highway, it was
TW attendine the meeting were
Ttfsrs Wilson!. Poindexfter, Mealor,
Estes, Don .Cowan, of Sylva, and T
V Porter and J. S. Trotter of Frank
lin. :: - :
Boy Scout News
' Instead of our regular meeting last
Friday .evening the whole scout troop
went in a body to the Truett-Mc-
Connell meeting at the tabernacle.
This was the second time the troop
had gone in a body to the meeting.
'Jiast Sunday eveninsr the scouts were
out in great numbers, and many of
them declared their intention of
living a better life. To live a better
" and better life is half of the creed of
. the scout organization. The other
, half is to help others to live a better
life. This is the reason for the ex
istence of the troop ; namely, to help
themselves and to help others. We
are helping ourselves, by trying to
live up to the scout oath, by" our ath
letic games, by our camping trips,
! our different tests, by our asso
ciation together- and by, trying to be
,a real scout. At the same time we
are helping others indirectly by. help
ing ourselves, but we want t help
others directly, and we want to be
given opportunities to help the com
munity. Please call upon us for the
things you want done, and please
come see our cabin and watch us at
our meetings. " i
To Address Beekeepers
At Meeting Wednesday
J. J. Wilder of Waycross, Ga., one
of the leading bee keepers of the
South, will be here next Wednesday
when he will address! the Macon
Beekeepers Association and other
beekeepers at the noon hour at the
Mr. Wilder accompanied by L. E.
Tidwell, was here Wednesday on a
motor trip and County Agent Arren
dale invited him to address the bee
keepers of the county. Mr. Wilder
has between 15,000 and 16,000 hives
of bees at his apiaries in south
.Wisconsin Has Bigger
Liars Than Macon
Just as Franklin was getting
puffed up about having the hjggest
muskellunge in the world in Lake
Emory as vouched for by Bill Moore
and Uncle Coon Cochran, along
comes a news article from Rhinelander
Wisconsin, which puts our fish story
in the shade. It now seems that we
will have to stir up our muskellungi
again and see if its size cannot be in
creased. Bill Moore says it wi
weigh 75, pounds, while those who
are not so enthusiastic and highly
excitable have set the poundage at
50. Regardless of his great size the
Franklin fish seems to be more or
less peaceable. At least no one has
yet claimed that this fish tries to
drown people who go on the lake in
boats. But the fish in Wisionsin is
entirely different.' Read what the
Chicago Daily Tribune has to say
about it :
"Wh,en his boat upset after he" had
hooked a large tnuskelldnge in a lake
near here, Horace Cooper of St
Louis would have drowned but for
his guide, George Rodski. As Cooper
was sinking, Rodski grabbed him and
held him above water until two fish
ermen came to the rescue. The
muskie escaped with the pole."
California Visits Macon
Mr. Paul L. Moses, Mrs. G. R
Daley, Mrs. R. H. Osborne and Mrs
Dr. Bruschi, all of San Diego, Calif.
are spending some weeks with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.' P. Moses,
on Ellijay. A year or two ago Mr,
Moses built a large house and stated
that he wanted sufficient room to ac
commodate his children when they
came to visit him. This home is now
a mighty pleasant place. Some of
the children of Mr. and Mrs. Moses
have not been home for years and
since their arrival have b,een busy
greeting their old friends. .
Mr. Paul Jones will return to Cali
fornia in a week or two in order to
begin teaching at Sacramento. Mrs.
Daley and Mrs. Bruschi will return
to San Diego in October, while Mrs.
Osborne is expected to remain here
few months while her mother visits
Fairview School News
Our school is a bit proud of its
record attendance for the first month
as only one pupil of the thirtv-siv
who were enrolled the first dav was
absent a single day, and only three
tardies, two of which were perfectly
excusable, This is our first month's
honor roll: ,
IRST GRADE; Nora Dills, Etta
Lowry, Lottie Roper, Thelma Grant.
Carroll Grant. Harold Grant. Earl
Hague, Gay Dills, Hazel Dills. Hone
Lowry, Harold McMahan,' Paul Mash-
burn, J. L. McMahan, Cletus Gaso-
way, virtie Dills.
SECOND GRADE: Marie Mashbu'rn,
Artie Dills., Julia Kilpatrick, Frances
McMahan, Inez Hague, Odea Owenby
Arnold Haguei Auzel McMahan.
FOURTH GRADE: Velma Rooer
Prichard McMahan, Corman Kilpat
IFTH GRADE Mav Gasowav.
Garland Mashburn. , 7
SIXTH GRADE: Arnold Kilpatrick,
Norman, Grant, Agrea Owenby.
SEVENTH GRADE: Carl Kilpatrick,
Lckil Lowry. ,
FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20,
Three Day Radcliffe Program
August 30 to September 1
Fanklin this summer is to have a
three-day program of the chautauqua.
A Radcliffe Chautauqua circuit will
be here Monday, Tuesday and Wed
nesday, August 30, 31, and Septemberl
1. The three day program .includes
n.U. 1. . it .... . .
niaucr pom entertaining ana in
On the program for the first day
will be the Elias Tamburitza Sere
nades, of Jugo-Slavia, and a lecture
by Dr. C. W. McCullough. The lec
turer the second dav will h W. R
Cody. The Theodore Knox Concert
Company will also appear the second
day. On Wednesday the third and
last day of the chautauqua program,
will appear The Dietrics, magicians,
with Charles A. Herr as lecturer.
The chautauqua for Franklin
made possible because citizens of the
town have signed, the contract as
guarantors. . In other words, if it
fails. to make expenses the guarantors
must dig into their pockets to pay
the difference. There is no possi
bility of financial gain for them; it is
simply the matter of bringing the
Arrangements will be made to have
season tickets on sale sometime be
fore the chautauqua actually opens.
Dairying Now Popular
With? Mountain Farmers
Within a period of from five to ten
years the great mountain territory of
western North Carolina will become
one of the leading dairy sections of
This is the opinion or John A.
Arey. dairy extension specialist of
State College, who has completed a
rather extensive trip over the territory
conferring with many farmers and
attending several meetings called in
the interest of dairying. The open
ing of. the butter plant of the Caro
lina Creamery at Franklin in Macon
county was attended by about 500
leading formers of Macon and adjoin
ing counties. The sentiment of these
men was that dairying will continue
to grow as a source of farm income.
The same was true in the case of the
800 or more growers who attended
the annual, picnic of the Henderson-
Buncombe Cowtestmg Association at
Jackson county, one of the pro
gressive and fertile counties of wes
tern North Carolina, has made an
effective beginning by putting in 16
pure bred Jersey bulls and 86 pure
bred cows. This movement was
financed by business men of Sylva
cooperating with the farmers of the
roiintv. Other counties are rapidly
building up their cow population and
some of the old time confirmed beef
growers are beginning to take an in
terest in dairying.
Mr. Arev states that the ncn pas
tures, the cool climate, the abundance
of fine springs and the natural ap
titude of the people for handling live
stock will have much to do with the
mountain country turning to dairy-
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ine. He looks iorwara to me iuc
when this region will be a great sup
ply section -for the milk and butter
needed in North Carolina and the
Smith The onenine up of the ter
ritory with good hard surfaced rpads
has made the transportation ox muic,
creant . and' butter an easy propiem
and the farmers are realizing that
their lands can better be utilized for
pasturage than for growing crops.
Water and Light
Franklin's new power plant had a
gross .income for the month of July
of $1820.58, an increase over June,
figures compiled in the town office
show. : .. - '
.The gross water receipts for the
month were $364.19, making the total
receipts trom water and lights $2,184.
77. This was art increase over June
Consider Choice of
Successor to Ketcham
The board of directors of the
Franklin Chamber of Commerce has
under consideration the selection of
a chamber of commerce secretary, it
was announced Wednesday, follow
ing the tender and acceptance of
the resignation on Tuesday night of
C. T. Ketcham.
The board hopes to have a man
employed and ready for work by the
last of this week.
'Mr. and Mrs. Ketcham came to
Franklin about a month ago and
have made many friends during their
brief stay here.
Handsome Booklet On
North Carolina Issued
"North Carolina-The Fifth State
Today," is the title of a handsome
80-page booklet issued by the State
Department , of Conservation and De
velopment, and which has just come
off the press.
The primary object of the booklet
is to tell the inquirer what North
Carolina has, what it has accom
plished, and of the future that lies
ahead. It does ior the entire State
somewhat the same thing that. a
chamber of commerce booklet would
do for a town or city.
Elaborately bound, and beautifully
printed it is profusely illustrated.
Western North Carolina comes in for
its share both in text and in photo
Cullowhee President and
Party Franklin Visitors
Dr. H. T. Hunter, president of Cul
lowhee State Normal, accompanied
by Mrs. Hunter, Miss Eliza Powell,
dietician ,at the institution, and Mrs.
Walton, assistant matron, were vis
itors in Franklin on Tuesday, having
motored ovef from Jackson county
to see Franklin, Macon county, and
the new road ' connecting the two
Dr. Hunter expects to have ap
proximately 130 normal school stu
dents enrolled when the institution
opens the fall term on September 5,
he said. Later as . the short term
schools end, additional normal stu
dents will enroll, as many teachers
complete their teaching and then go
to Cullowhee to continue their studies.
Prominent Educator Here
Mr. D. H. Harris, 83, of St. Louis.
Mo., who is visiting his brother. Mr.
Charlie Harris, of Dillsboro, and who
was for twelve years superintendent
of schools at Jacksonville, 111., visited
Franklin last Week to hear Dr. Truett
preach. Mr. Harris is- intimately ac
quainted with Dr. Truett. Another
brother of Mr. Harris, Mr. W. T.
Harris, was connected with the na
tional bureau of education for 17
years -with headquarters in Wash
ington. The . late . Theodore Roose
velt considered the services of i Mr.
Harris of inestimable value
nation. ; -
The children's day program at
Ellijay Baptist church on Sunday,
August 15, is generally hailed in this
community as having been a decided
SUCress. I he rhildrpn crauo a ornnH
program. 'The smgiri,g.by the differ
ent classes was excellent; the ser
mon by the Rev. James Moore was
praised, and the dinner on the ground
was thoroughly enjoyed. ,
The box supper and. entertainment
held at Higdonville recently was a
success from most angles. Unfor
tunately, a man said V have been
druhk disorganized things somewhat.
He, however, , will face charges, next
week in court.
Paul Moses, Mrs. , Judith Osborn.
Mrs. linnett Daly and Mrs. Hester
Bruschi, of California, are visiting
their parents, Mr. and Mrs, T. P.
Moses. . . 4
Mr. and Mrs, L. J. Moses, Mrs.
Sarah Rhea, Miss L. O. Brown and
Herald Hendrix, all , of Asheville,
were on Ellijay Saturday and Sun
day, visiting friends and relatives.
JOHN EMORY, 41,
KILLED IN VELL'
Overcome by Gas. Lost Grip
on Rope and Fell 20 Feet
Rev. George and Thad
Cloer Narrowly Escape.
Overcome by carbon dioxide gas,
John Emory, 41-year old well digger,
met his death in a 105-foot well on'
J. B. Duvail's place near the Iotla
bridge Monday afternoon at about S
o'clock. Weakened by the gas, Mr,
Emory was unable to retain his hold
upon the rope by which he was being
lifted to fresh air, and dropped about
20 feet to the bottom of the well
Injuries received in the fall would
probably have caused his death, even
if the gas had not been present, Dr.
S. H. Lyle said.
Earlier in the afternoon Mr. Emor
had set off a dynamite blast; he had
also been burning a lantern at the
bottom of the well. Twice following:
the blast he found it impossible to '
remain in the well. At the third at
tempt, however, he managed to stay
long enough to send up one bucket .
of dirt and rock. Before it had
reached the well's top. however. Je
called to those at the top to rush the
rope back to him. Grasping' it. he
had been brought up .about twenty
feet when his grip became loosened, .
and he fell. . , ,
Thad Cloer, who was assisting, in
digging the well, went down and sent
up the bdy of Emory. Cloer, how
ever, was overcome hrmself, and his
father, tke Rev, George Cloer, went
down to rescue his son. Mr. Goer,
Sr., when the rope was sent down
for him held on, but was unconscious
when he reached the top. Never
theless, he was gripping the rope so
tightly that it was necessary to prize
it out of his hands.
Dr. Lyle was hastily summoned,
but Mr. Emory was already dead.
The two Messrs Cloer have recovered.
Mr. Emory is survived by his widow
and four children. Funeral services
were held Tuesday at Cowee,
Former Macon Man
Died Here Monday
Charles H. Howell, 67, of Hiawas-
see, Ga., formerly a citizen of this ,
county, died here M6nday morning
at 8 o'clock. He had come to Frank
lin sometime previously for medicaf
attention. Mr. Howell, a farmer, '
moved from Macon county to Georgia -some
eighteen - years ago. ;
Funeral services were otmdudtied
Tuesday afternoon at the Mount
Zion church on Cartoogechaye,
Mr. Howell is survived, by his
widow; four sons, Claude, Oscar and
Fred, of Hiawassee, and Wiley Hour
ell of Ohio; and four daughters, Mrs.
Mattie Kerbey of Young Harris. Ga- '
and Mrs. Mattie Kimsey, Mrs. Ruth -Hedden
and Mrs. Betty Burch. all of
The Jack Norman Players have
been playing to big crowds this week.
Those who have .attended the shows
say that the, visiting troupe is put
ting on a clean, attractive bill.
The Jack Norman Players will' be
here tonight and tojmorrow night:
The lay tonigh' is entitled . "The
Vulture." Saturday night's perform
ance will be a western play, "The
Butterfly Ranch.'" , . :
Attend Road Meeting
C. C. Poindcxter and F. B. Mann
attended the road meeting at High
Hampton on August 17, as guests of
the Sylva Chamber of Commerce.
This was a joint meeting sponsored
by the Sylva and Wallhalla chambers
. Take Plays to Murphy '
The two plays presented here re
cently under the auspices of the focai
chapter of the Eastern Star were
taken to Murphy for presentation
last night, with the same casts. The
plays, one-act dramas popularized by
the Carolina Players, are "Agatha
and "la Dwon's Kitchen