KEY CITY OF THE MOUNTAIN
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1926
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Winter's Course Opens On
October 22 Season Tick
ets Put on Sale by 1915
Magic and music will feature the,
opening program of the lyceum course
here this winter. The first number is
scheduled for Friday October 22, two
weeks from tomorrow.
The lyceum course this year is spon
sored by the 1915 McDowell Club,
generally referred to as the "Music
Club"), and that organization feels
that this year it has secured a splendid
Set of entertainments for the winter
The club is placing season tickets
for the course on sale this week, and
hopes that a sufficiently large .number
of season tickets can be sold during
' the next few days to guarantee the
financial success of the lyceum pro
gram. The course is furnished by the Pied
mont Bureau of Ashevillc, and the
first number will be put on by Frye
Birds snared , in mid-air, fishes
caught in the same way, spirit slates,
a disappearing ring, a wonder screen,
vanishing doves, a mysterious sun
shade, a mathematical clock dial, cook
ing by radio, production of an even
dozen of ringing alarm clocks from a
silk hat these are some of the illu
sions on the bill of Frye and Company.
The mystery program will be sup
plemented by music, vocal and instru
mental selections appearing in a musi
cal prelude. In addition, there will be
incidental music throughout the en
Tax values in the town of Frank
lin have increased by more than
$25,000 during the past year, figures
compiled in the office of Frank L,
Bryson, town clerk, show. The 1925
tax values were $1,125,272, while this
year's taxable property is valued at
And, strikingly enough, with more
tax value the town is collecting less
tax this year than it did last, the. dif
ference being $6,370.57. The difference
in the amount of tax is due to the low
ered tax rate, the rate having been
cut from $2.10 to $1.50. .
Last year's tax books showed $23,-
'757.05 taxes to be collected, as com
pared with $17,370.57 this year.
Lewis Angel Writes of
Conditions in Florida
Lewis Angel, of Haines City, Fla.,
has written a letter to his father, 1. W,
Angel, describing conditions inthe
storm area of Florida. Mr. Angel was
one of a committee of three sent by
the Haines City chamber of commerce
to the affected area to supervise re
lief work to the extent of $25,000
raised in Haines City for trus purpose,
The press reports from Florida, ac
cording to Mr. Angel, did not ex
aggerate in the least. His committee
found many women and children
scantily clad and hungry. Many of
these sufferers were' without relatives
At Moorehaven, 250 out of a total
population of 800 had been drowned or
otherwise killed, and the entire town
was a wreck with three feet of water
in the strets a, week after the storm.
highway From 1
Charleston to Knoxville
The Press is in receipt of a com
munication from Mr. frank n. Smi
ley, of Westminster, S. C, suggesting
a highway from Knoxville through
Franklin, Clayton, Westminster, and
on to Charleston. Mr. Shirley enclosed
an editorial from his local paper which
stated that the road from Westmin
ster to Clayton has been greatly im
proved and that further improvements
are under way. Black Diamond High
way" is the name suggested by Mr.
Shirley for the proposed route.
It appears to us that the suggestion
of Mr. Shirley is an v excellent one.
This road, in connection with the Ty
Cobb Highway' from Detroit to Jack
sonville, and the A-F-A would place
Franklin on three interstate routes.
The proposition is well worthy of in
vestigation by the local and other
chambers of commerce between Knox
villc and Charleston.
Miami Beach's famous Roman swim
ming pools and Cuslno after the ter
rific hurricane hud practically de
stroyed them. At the right is the huge
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The Building and Loan
Contest Are Answered
How Can the B & L Pay
Of Fully Paid Stock How Safe is Money Invested in
The B & L What Happens If You Die While Paying
With parents, teachers, school chil
dren and the general public discussing
the Building and Loan Essay Contest,
interest in the contest is growing daily.
The youngsters are struck by the
value of the 10 prizes ottered tor the
best essay on the subject, "How I Can
Use the Budding and Loan to ray for
a College Education," and the boys and
girls throughout "the county have set
set their heads to win the prizes they
Complete information, both about the
Building and Loan Association and the
Contest itself, is contained in a booklet
and circulars that were mailed this
week to all the teachers of the county.
And the Budding and Loan office has
arranged to send a representative to
the schools that desire the contest ex
plained more fully.
The Franklin Press, which is offer
ing $25 additional in prizes for 'sub
scription work in connection with the
contest, is likewise ready to answer in
Many questions about the contest
and the Building and. Loan are being
asked, and below are some of the
questions with the answers prepared
by the Building and Loan office. Those
who have some question to ask if they
will write or inquire at the Building
and Loan office, will probably see the
answer published in the next issue of
Here arc this week's questions and
1. If the Building and Loan pays six
percent on installment stock and
charges only six percent on its loans,
by what method is its operating ex
Answer. The Building and Loan
docs not pay just six percent. The
profit, earned by each series of stock
is apportioned to the stockholders of
that scries. As a matter of fact, the
average earnings on January. 1, 1926,
was between six and seven percent.
These earnings accumulate in a number
of ways :
(a) It pays five percent on full, paid
stock and this is loaned at six percent.
(b) Registration fees.
(c) It collects its interest monthly.
, (d) Transfer fees. '
(f) Accrued interest on withdrawals.
2. What is, the advantage of fully
paid stock in the Building and Loan
over an ordinary loan at six percent
secured by first mortgage on real
Answer. An ordinary six percent
loan pays ycu six percent, less the tax
rate, which would ordinarily be about
three percent. Fully paid stock pays
you five percent interest, no part of
which has to be paid out as taxes on
Then also, you know that you can
collect the interest or the principal
and interest, on fully paid stock, on the
first of July and the first of January
of each year.
3. Is it as safe as the ordinary first
mortgage loan on real estate?
Answer. Generally speaking we
Pools and Casino
Six Percent The Advantage
A new typesetting machine has just
been installed by the Franklin Press.
The new machine, the latest model of
the Intertypc, takes the place of a
Linotype that has seen a good many
years of service.
Increasing business and a desire to
give the readers of the Press more
news each week was responsible for
the purchase of the new machine, the
management announces. A consider
ably larger amount of type can be set
in the course of the week on the new
machine than it was possible to get
set on the old one.
The new Intertypc is Model C-SM-2.
It is equipped with three regular and
three auxiliary magazines, or type
fonts, thus making it possible to set on
this machine several different sizes of
type, and most of these various sizes
may be set on the machine either in
capitals or lower case (small letters),
and in either ordinary or bold face.
The new machine was installed on
Friday and Saturday, and was work
ing Monday afternoon. The old ma
chine was taken down and crated on
Due to loss of time, and the con
fusion incident to the installation of a
new machine and the taking down of
an old one, the' Press this week is
unable to give its readers as much
reading matter as was desired. Be
ginning next week, however, the man
agement believes its' new equipment
will make possible a better newspaper.
should say safer.- Ordinary first mort
gage loans vary as to the degree of
safety, depending upon the amount of
security given and the safety of the
title, of the land taken as security.
The Building and Loan never loans
more than two-thirds of the value of
the land given as security. The value
of the security offered, and the re
liability of the borrower as a moral
risk are carefully passed upon by the
Board of Directors and the Loan
Committee, and the title to the prop
erty is carefully examined by the at
torneys. Again, the amount of the
loan decreases monthly as the install
ments arc paid.
So far, no person who has borrowed
from the Building and Loan has de
faulted in the payments.
4. If -I take Building and Loan stock
and die before the
what would become of what I had'
Answer, In a case of this kind, the
directors are authorized to repay to
your administrator the amount paid
in, with interest, regardless of how
long, the stock has run. There -has
only been one case of this kind, and
the widow of the deceased was paid
back the amount of Jho installments
paid in, with interest.
MISS ADDIE J.
Death Came Last Thursday
To 90-Year Old Member
Of Pioneer Family Fun
eral At Salem.
Miss Ada Jane McDowell, better
known as "Miss, Addie," member of a
pioneer Macon county family, died at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Sloan,
at lotla, last Thursday morning. She
was 90 years and five months of age.
The funeral services were held Fri
day at Salem church, on Cullasaja. A
large number of her friends from Cul
lasaja, Franklin, and other parts of the
county attended the funeral.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. G.
A. Corbin, of Portland, Ore.; and four
neices, Mrs. Albert Skaggs, of Port
land, Ore., Mrs. T. E. Roane and Miss
May McDowell, of Clayton, Ga.; and
Mrs. Leon Sloan, of lotla. She was
making her home with Mrs. Sloan at
the time of her death.
The second daughter of Silas Mc
Dowell, Miss McDowell was born near
Franklin May 1, 1836. Much of her
education was received from her fath
er. She attended school, however, at
Franklin until her family moved up on
the Cullasaja river. Later, she at
tended a school taught by Mr. May
land, in Clarkesvillc, Ga., for three
Returning to this county, she taught
for several years, both before and
after the Civil War, and was consid
ered one of the foremost teachers "of
her day. During the war much of her
time was occupied in spinning and sew
ing for the soldiers. She was es
pecially gifted with the needle, and for
many years her chief recreation lay in
the making of beautiful embroidery
for her. friends. She continued this
practice until her eyesight failed two
years ago. .
The funeral services for Miss Mc
Dowell, or "Aunt Addie" as the minis
ters referred to her, and as she was
known to many friends, were marked
by simplicity."" Two poems, one chosen
by her as' illustrating her attitude on
religious matters, the other written
some 25 years ago by a ncice, Miss
Annie McDowell, now dead, to be read
at the funeral of Miss Addie Mc
Dowell,' were read. ,
She was laid beside members of her
family in the Salem churchyard, near
her old home.
Miss McDowell was of a guiet re
tiring nature, but her unselfishness,
sweetness of disposition, and the1 quiet
strength and independence of her char
acter, made for her a long list of
Request a Special
Term Superior Court
Governor McLean has been re
quested by the Board of County Com
missioners to tall a special term of
Superior court for Macon county in
The request is for a two week's
term, for the trial of civil cases, to
follow the one-week regular Novem
ber civil term. It is hoped that a total
of three weeks will make it possible
to practically clear the congested civil
docket in this county.-
Addresses of Mrs. ' McKee
And Miss Kelly Features
Of Annual District N. C
F. W. C. Meeting Here
The addresses of Mrs. E. L. McKee,
of Sylva, president of the North Caro
lina Federation of Women's Clubs,
and of Miss Elizabeth Kelly, of
Raleigh, were features of the annual
first district meeting of trie North
Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs
here last Thursday. One hundred and
sixty-eight Western North Carplina
club women were registered.
Mrs. McKee's address dealt wtft
club work, and touched upon the con
troverted question of a survey of wo
men in industry in North Carolina.
Miss Kelly, speaking on "Equal Edu
cational Opportunity," appealed to the
club women to get behind the pro
posed constitutional amendment pro
viding for a minimum State-wide eight
months school term, and argued that
there should be equality of tax burden
as well as equality of educational ad
vantages. The meeting, held in the Franklin
Methodist church, began at 10:30 with
Mrs. Charles E. Quinlan, of Waynes
ville, district president, presiding. It
opened with the singing of the club
woman's hymn, after which the collect
of club women of America was recited
The visiting club women were ex
tended a welcome to Franklin by Mrs.
Dick Hudson; president of the 191S
MacDowell Club, and Mrs. Neville
Sloan, president of the Study Club.
Both addresses were appropriate and
to the point. Mrs. Hudson told some
thing of what the women's clubs in
Franklin have been doing, while Mrs.
Sloan emphasized the nearness of
Franklin to the remainder of Wes
tern North Carolina, as a result of the
roads, and expressed Franklin's pleas
ure in being back in North Carolina.
To the. messages of welcome, Mrs.
Branson, of Canton, responded appro
priately, declaring that the club women
were delighted to be in Franklin, and
pleased that the roads at last made it
easy to come here.
Following the reading of a report
from the chairman of the anti-narcotics
committee of the federation, and
reading of the minutes of the pro
ceeding meeting, Mrs. Quinlan named
the following committees: resolutions:
Mrs. D.iH. Brown, of Cullowhee, Mrs.
D. H. Tillitt, Andrews, and Mrs. F. S.
Johnston, Franklin; courtesies: Mrs.S.
W. Black, Bryson City, Mrs. J. R.
Thomas, Waynesville, and Mrs. Ford
King, Sylva; and nominating: Mrs.
A. S. Nichols, of Sylva, Mrs, C. 1L
McDowell, Waynesville, and Mrs. H.
A. Heldcr, Canton.
The meeting was delighted with the
renditions of the double quartet, com
posed of members' of the 1915 Mac
Dowell Club, and . trained by Mrs. b
S. Johnston. Its work, said by those
versed in music, i' to have shown ex
cellent, training and real musicianship,
brought encore after encore. .
The morning session of the meeting
was concluded ' ith the address of
Mrs. McKee, th : introduction of new
clubs; and the reports of clubs in the
The meeting recessed at 1' o'clock
for a basket luncheon in the Junior
Order hall. The luncheon proved to
be both, a delicious meal and a de
lightful social affair. The food was
excellent and was tastily served by
the young ladies acting as waitresses
for the occasion. The splendid way
in which the luncheon was conducted,
acording to those present, was ample
proof of the hard work of the lun
The afternoon session was opened
with music by members of the Bryson
City club. Mrs. Charles E. Quintan
then offered suggestions for club wort
in the district, and a round table dis
At the business session following,
Mrs. S. W. Black, of Bryson City,
Continued on rage rive