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VOLUME XL1. FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1926. ' ' M'MPElt'
yemocrats Uet Majoniy Counts Of
To Lay Rock Base for Georgia
Road Next Year, Holder States
To Be Macadam of
High Type, Says
Large Franklin Delegation
Attended Road Meeting
'At Clayton Friday Night
Let Contract Soon
The road from Clarksville, Ga., to
the North Carolina line will be of a
high type of penetration macadam,
and the base will be laid in the
course of 1927, with the contract on
"that section from Clayton to Tiger
to be let November 24. it was indi-
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S. Neal, --chief highway engineer, at
a. road meeting held at Clayton last
Friday night. The meeting was at
X tended by interested citizens from
Habersham and Rabun counties, in
Georgia, and Macon county, in North
The meeting, called by R. E. A.
Hamby, of Clayton, was held at the
llamby Hotel, with Dr. Dover pre
siding. Fifty or sixty interested citi
zens from the three counties were in
Dr. Dover i called the meeting to
order, pointed out that last summer
the tourists "went the other way" be
cause the road wasn't surfaced, and
asserted that it was very important
that it be completed at the eirliest
possible date. He then callld on
North Carolinians for remarks
Henry G. Robertson, president of
the Franklin f Chamber ' of Commerce
Major S. A. Harris, publisher of the
Franklin Press, R. D. Sisk, mayor
John Smith, resident highway en
gineer, and W. N. Sloan, civil en
""ghneer and member of the board of
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directors ot tne Chamber ot Com
merce, each emphasized some angle
of the importance, both to Rabun and,
Habersham counties arid to Macon, o
the road. v
Messrs Holder and Neal talked at
some length of what the State of
J . da....
Georgia is aoing m road building,
and assured the meeting that it was
ineir aesire to Duiid the best type of
load practicable at the earliest pos
sible date. To build a concrete road,
tney said, would mean waiting :
longer time for" the road bed to set
tie after eraA'mcf urhereae ' !f . .
. o o t . , . . a
macadam were used, the base could
e iaia in me course ot next year,
oiiu jiiuiwuij me wunirati lei ior tne
surfacing prior to January 1, 1928.
The laying of the base, they ex
plained would get Rabun and Haber
sham "out of the mud." It was their
argument that the roads Could be
made passable more quickly if a
macadam were chosen, apparently,
which resulted in the meeting finally
voting in favor of the high type
penetration macadam. In this con
nexion, jyir. weal stated that Geor
gia's SOecifications frr this fiarf-iMilir
' ' lA W iviuai
type of road were considerably higher
man inose in -otner states It was
agreed at the meeting, that the road
snouia dc i teet wide, rather than
io, witn tour-toot shoulders.
following tHe talks of the two
W. L. Herendeen,, Miami Biach Ho
tel Owner, Delighted With the
Town Beautiful and Entertaining
riace, ne says.
C. OF C. SUPPER DISCUSS ISSUEtfPUBLICANS WIN
V VI W 4 1
Franklin is the coming, town of
Western North Carolina. . W. L.
Herendeen, of Miami Beach, Fla., de
clared here a few days ago, just
prior to returning to Florida, after a
six week's sojourn in Franklin, where
he was a guest at Rogers Hall. .
Mr. Herendeen, who is builder and
owner of the Hotel Commoner, at
Tells Hearers Macon County
is Lanvas on Which May
Be Painted Masterpiece
Work of Organization is
Telling the story of the man who,
having sold his home and . farm to
seek, the world over, for diamonds,
returned at last in his old age to find
that diamonds had been discovered
in his absence on the vrrv farm tin
had sold that it was literallv "nrr,.c
of diamonds," Dean I. 0. Schaub, of
.Mate college, chicl speaker at the
Chamber of Commerce supper here
Miami Beach, one of the Kio- f,ft., on Tuesday evenine of last work Ac
, . - "f-, l"Vl.i,1 I , . , l - - i v.
of-the resort town, volunteered . the Th rtL T ha.vc '?crcs (,f di-
comment. . ' 'T. . . ! .
When Icamc to Franklin six weeks Mr. Schaub discussed the.wav hni-
ago," said Mr. Herendeen, "T was ncss man' 1Tin'stcr, and farmer can
sick. Today I am completely re- co"r'crat(: -or ,th,c .uI'bu'J(,inK of the
stored to health. " v iltU?' in:
You may count upon my returning more fanners and preachers were not
next summer, and- remnmir.mlino- present.
Franklin to my friends" About people enjoyed the oyster
' -r it- i, , supper, -served Dy the has tern Star
1-ranklin, Mr. Herendeen added, is Changing his metaphor, Mr. Schaub
not only beautiful, but is strategically declared that this county is a canvas
located, enterprising, and is improv- ?n vvnich a magnificent picture 'may
ing all the time. be painted. The soil, crops and cli-
Mr. Herendeen was particularly im- Tf'inr re
pressed, he said, with the fart il.at ?" that: s , lacking was the vision
a town the size of Fi,ii u X sec tne. picture that may be, and
have an active chamber of commerce 'V" Pi'nt "S w . xr ,
"At the. time I decided to come to CaroH-.f h- V 9i m N"rth
the mountains, I wrote four post- . ' c u ai.ci' was m a
masters for information The kUcr fiT c-hanKc-' fA'' Predicted
to the postmaster here was referred la,r?infc' ponltT raisi
to your chamber of commerce and n bcP,afKC fact0rs- in ,thc arlc
a personal letter from yZ sSetaJy iSTZcL mm'
sold me Franklin. And I might add i" l u r V- , . -
that 1 wasn't disannoint.H tilf i IV the absence of HenryG. Robert-'
trot here" on-. prcsirtept ot the Chamber of
While here,' Mr. : Herendeen mani- T ' ' miVr.KS .county Sl'
festcd a decided intrrAt TtLi Pc""tend.ent of .PWic instruction.
j : rr caneti the meeting tn nrrW nnH'
nolfrom X "JSTb S M upon Kpr. J. W. STee.'.o
investor, but nurolv an an rKo.. (r',te- .....
He believes tha Wnv immeuiately tollowing the supper,
in the near tuture will be converted rg g WlS de'lg1ted w,th se
into summer hL C lect.ons froni thc Dalton Quintet,
houses, and that hu 3,:" . cmposc(t of John H., Crawford, Joe.
will become . r aground in 'T'ff Kfrs ' ani Mrt,Nina Dalton, all
Hi vor- of u. ': oi-owee ine smecrs - oroduced
- some fine harmony, and drew rounds
If n, m , applause with every number. "My
Hunting, rishing owec Home , and "The widow
V- Brown" seemed particularly to dp.
Lliib Here is Plan l,f ',?Ss
tv. Mcaianon, ot New York, ar- ,? , u,rsi speaxer oi tne
rived in Franklin WpdnosHav i,ct evening. He told the Catherine some-
week to begin preparations for the ng . what tllc Chamber of Com-
cpnempiatea opening of the Onteora J "3 dtcwi.-ipiisnea mus iar, and
Rod nnH r,in' ri.iK t. stressed the fact that iu . snrroes ic
,.uv ul wuim uC CJ- J . .
pects to be manager. aependent upon the hearty co-opera-
The club is to be located on oron- Continued on Page Five
crty adjoining the Onteora Estates,
Democrats and Republicans
Present Arguments to
Women at League of Wo
men Voters' Banquet
AT LEAGUE MEET REPRESENTATI V E
A Franklin man, speakinsr before
a Franklin audience, at - a banquet
staged by a Franklin organization, is
responsible for an6. argument that is
new in tariff discussion; and, more
credit to Franklin-hc was speaking
"Why., it don't cost a t
to lay an ceir in the T Tniifl stTinc
tnan it does m China."
It was Dr. W. A U
vanced the argument.' Hp wss vup
ing at the 1
oanquet here ast hnrsi-iv o.-.nin,,
and renlvintr to Gen f . Pri t o fA
ot Ashcville, who had, in arguing for
a high tariff, asserted that American
pouitrymcn could not compete with
inosi; ox unina.
Congressman Zcbiilon Weaver had
been invited to address the League,
uiu ii was learned shortly before the
oanquet tnat he could not be present,
anu wr. Kogers was drafted.
The banuuet. held in ihn l,,KK,r ..
the Hank of Franklin Building, was
served uy the ladies of the l'resby-
lenan cnurch, and proved to be a de
licious meal. At
iiviuji t s.
Wcville Sloan, chairman of the local
League... which is . th,
in Worth Carolina, called tho
orucr ana explained that the
league sponsors issues, not men, and
read the replies of candidates to the
yuestionaires issued by the women's
organization. All candidates, with the
exception of two . or three county
(Amm;..:n 1 I 1 i
WUUUI33UMII.-I s na.(i replied.
Sotne 50 or 60 members of the
League, interested men and women,
and candidates were present. In
cluded in the latter were the candi
dates for State senator, for repre
sentative, and those for sheriff. The
two county chairmen were also pres
ent. The first sneaker Was fr Pr;tolnl
who was asked to confine his dis
sussion to national issues. He held
the close attention of his audience,
while he gave a careful and logical
discussion of the tariff question, like
wise touching upon the Republican
parly's attitude toward the League of
Nations. He was followed by Dr.
Rogers, who oresentprl th.
crat's argument on national affairs,
ana wno, mixed with some of his
characteristic drollery, offered some
arguments tnat annparori tr of;!,.
. - r i - - . v . jti I iv
iev. Alvin .o pshpp Iia nvt
speaker, outlined his attitiulo "
publican candidate for the lcgisltture,
ana commented in detail upon the
question of endorsing the consolidated
school system by retaining the county
Continued on Page Five
Murray, In g r a m, H u r s t,
Cabe, Pierson, Conley,
Dalton, Reelected Soles
bee Defeats Porter Mc
Clure Goes In As Commissioner.
According to unofficial returns rer
ceived by the Press at noon Wcdn
ncsday, the Democrats, with the ex
ception of the representative and one
commissioner were successful in tt,
election Tuesday. Rev. Alvin Soles
bee defeated Mr. J. A. Porter by 156
majority, Solesbee's vote beinc 2m
and Porter's 2233.
Other unofficial tabulations follow:
Clerk-Murray 2809; Fergusonl95S.
Sheriff-Ingram 2618; Bulgin 2155.
Coroner-Conley 2503; Shook 1925.
Survcyor-Dalton 2486 ; Sanders 1893.
Commissioner Cabe 2301 : n.
2094; Garner 2146; McClure 2511;
icrson 609; Rickman 2263.
The. vote for coroner and Slirvpvnr
does' not include the returns frm
Sugarfofk township, but the returns
can in no way affect the result of
the election. , ,
The official returns tabulated hv
townships will appear in next week's
No returns on the eoiurressinnal
race and the race for the State sen
ate were available at the time of
going to press.
To Announce Essay
Contest Winners In
Next Week's Press
apout hve miles west of franklin, Mr. Nl i m r - '
owned by Henry j?, ofllew - ' WIUC Wtt UTaiMUn 8
1 OI K.
property win dc remodeled and used.
mr. MCAianon said. Later it is plan
Capital Are Fine W. N. C Towns
highway officials, the chairman called
upon oionei w. b. hrvm, of Clarks
inc. v.oionpi I. i. Koniim nt I
ton. Colonel Davis nf CUvtrm fk
host of the evening, Colonel Hamby,
The meetinsr was a. Histinrt Aicin
pointment to many of those attend
ing, in that it failed to secure from
the highway officials a promise to put
iown a concrete pavement. The gen
eral, feeling, however, was that the
meeting was worth while in that it
resulted in assurances of early con
struction which will mean both tour
ists to Rabun and Macon counties.
Franklin citizens attending the
meeting inckideed Henry G. Robert
son, Major S. A. Harris, W. N. Sloan,
R. D. Sisk, J. V. Arrendale, j. W.
Street, R. C Gabrels, John Smith,
T. I. fohnston. T. W. Ansel. I)r R
T. Smith, E.1 S. Hunnicutt, Hugh
Two of thp
ned to construct an up-to-date camp Western North Carolina are An-
The club. Mr. McMahon rWIJ and bbinsville. Closely
is expected to attract wealthy men . ' as they are interests, sym
from New York, . Philadelphia, and Patnies, and roads, one naturally
Chicace. He believes that thie muntx, thintc r,f f t, t i. ,
has as much to offer for the sports- And the villas f t ' ,
man as has Asheville. White .c, L the .Vllla of Topton, southern
Springs, or other resort ren ' a to. county and its
as-A tr- S9 ass ..
The club management tlan. o A V" ' anm V us. I.cttn! . v ew
tensive advertising campaign includ- 'I CoTcotint ti i
ing magazine advertisements n
sign, Mr. McMahon stated; anYK For." Ivino- TVAl
advertising will rarrv nmminonMw fU
. u - - J vuiii IV 11 III Lilt
words, "Franklin, N. C." . .
; Mr. MCMahon has had experience
in hotel and rli
Falm Beach, Miami, Bermuda, and on
Long Island, he said.
It Weighs 9V2 Pounds
No." its not a hah
Mrs. J E. Calloway, of Route 3, has
evmenuy. Decome weary of seeing
where someone has brought a few
runty potatoes to the
weighing four or five pounds each.
consequently, last Saturday, Mrs.
Calloway sent to the editor n P-t
Rico potato that tips the scales at
dU- a"d the latter leading to
iwuuinsviiie, it is also at the juncture
of Macon, Cherokee, and Graham
counties, it also is the point of de
parture for the lumber railroad, which
KUCS 10 KODDinsvi e. -
In such a Strateirie lrr-Dti-n Tnr.
ton may some day be one of the
principal towns ot the extreme south
west. Already, although it has fey
facilities for the tourist business, its
iup position is attracting visitors in
Down the mountain frnm TVi..
almost directly west, lies Andrews,
pnnciDal town ChnmV 1..
and the largest North Carolina town
west of Waynesville. It is a manu
facturing town, and the trade center
facturing concerns : The Andrews
Hardwood Company A (formerly An
drews Manufacturing Company) ; the
Andrews Tanning Extract Company;
and the Tannery. In addition there
are smaller concerns.
Un the Hiawassce River, a few
miles trom "Andrews," is one of the
most Deautitul little power plants in
Wnot r i: . r.
. ,, V vdxuuna. ij is muni
cipally built and owned, and was con
structed With a View to offer nir eh,nn
power , to incoming industries. An
drews was one of the pioneers
nine ana one-half Rounds - ArrnrA'mer
to reoorts this notato n. t luViI.V,ownana trade center
smalW ! u:u - "5" r; rY' "r- 10Pton, and Graham
JS W. T. Moore, .nd Weir its yTT SUtSSte).'"'
this section in the eonstmrtinn 'nf ;
own power plant to attract industry.
Andrew's water supply comes off a
nearby mountain, anr! the
and the manner in which it is pro
tected nas Decn declared by State
auinoniics to DC a credit to North
Carolina. The town has excellent
cnurcnes, a hne school, two banks.
a iniivuiK uuiiuiiiL! and man scinni.
tion, a live fire department, and other
But the town is nerhane mm) t:.
tineuished bv the
citizenship. ITie friendliness of An
drews people and their extraordinary
public spirit strike the stranger with
in an hour after he arrives in the
httle valley town on Valley River
At Tonton. nnn tnrno ilmnit XTiL
from No- 10 to go to Robbinsvillc,
Graham s county scat. And it is said
The winners of the Building A
Loan Essay Contest, which rWrl
.".uiuBui, vcioner ji, Will be announced-
through the Franklin Prest
next week, it was announced by offi
cials of the organization Wednesday.
The judges were at work grading
the essays at that time, but the task
First announcement of the nmn.-a
will be made exclusively through the
The essays, as they were received
were numbered ; the same number
was placed on the sheet of natwr '
bearing the name, age, grade, etc.
or tne contestant, and the names were
then placed in the Buildinir and T.v
safe. Hence the judges, in passing '
on the papers, not only do not know
the name of the contestant, but have
no way of knowing even in -what
school the contestant is onmtu
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Thus, the essays cannot be judged
otherwise, than ,;on. their ..merits. : .
Henry T. Davis Here
Mr. Henry T. Davis, formerly of
Macon county, but for 16 vears a
prominent citizen of Hclsrrade. Mon
tana, has been visiting friends and
relatives here for the oast week Thi.
is Mr. Davis' first visit to his native
land in thirteen years, . and he is .
astounded at the 'progress the count
has made in that time, particularly;
in reference to road buildi ntf. Mr
Davis states that trout fishing in h
section of Montana is excellent. A
stream running through his Dlace i. :
alive with trout. However, he is h-v.
ing to keep this matter a secret from
mu ivioore and Bob Davis, since Mr
Davis has a L-inHlu- fi:.,.. f .'
old home town and does not wish
" ,i ... lwo citizens.
Mr. Davis will leauo Id. ... j
of the week for his home in Belgrade.
..u.micus vi incnds in the county
were delighted to havd; him uiic tKe
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