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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1927
From Sylva C. I.
Franklin High school, in its third
game since football was begun here,
avenged its defeat at the hands of
Sylva Collegiate Institute 10 days ago
by walking away with an 18 to. 6
victory here last Friday afternoon.
Two of its three touchdowns were
made by Franklin in the first quar
ter, and the third in the final, with
just two minutes to play.
The Sylva youths chalked, up their
lone touchdown by a cleverly exe
cuted fake play, in the third quar
ter. Quiett, S, C. I. quarter, put
this play over, to the complete mysti
fication of the local eleven.
The game opened with Mashburn,
Franklin left half, going through the
line for a touchdown the game's
first play. Before the quarter was
over, McCollum, local quarter, had
carried the ball 50 yards' for the
The final score by the locals was
made by Stewart, fullback, who put
the ball across the line making 10
yards in two line plunges.
Franklin s lineup:
Wilkic. 1. e. : Wilkes, 1. t. ; Craw
ford, 1. g.; Henry, c; Thomas, r. g.;
Guestr r. t. ; Carpenter, r, e. ; Mc
Collum, q.; Young, r. h.; Mashburn,
1. h.; and Stewart, Captain, f. b.
Opening of Filling
Station Big Success
Last Saturday Conley and Joines,
local agents of the Standard Oil com
pany of New Jersey, sponsored the
formal opening of the Standard fill
ing station on the v niDiic square.
The station was spick and span in
appearance and the numerous visitors
were exceedingly complimentary in
their remarks concerning the' improved
appearance of that corner. .Conley
and Joines passed out tickets to an
customers on the opening day, such
tickets entitling the holder to have W
car creased free of charge.
' The new filling station has all the
latest improvements which experience
has demonstrated to be necessary
One is the automatic air appliance
' This appliance has a dial to indicate
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me nuinuer vi wuiuu ui an
customer desires. When the desired
amount of air is in the tire the air
automatically ceases to flow, thus
eliminatintr the necessity tor air
Quite a few Standard Oil repre
sentatives were here for the formal
opening of the station, among whom
were Mr. Smith, ' of Charlotte, Dis
trirt Manaerer W. A. Gondson, of
Asheville; Service Station Supervisor
F. W. . Sams, of Asheville, and C,
R. 'Tarkington, , of Andrews. The
Inral acrents announce that F. V.
Dudley ' will operate the new station
Mr. John O'neal. who built the
new station, left Saturday for a visit
to Asheville but returned in time to
begin another station Monday for the
Standard Oil company on the corner
opposite the depot. Tl
The wovk on the
in rharge" of
TJIM I I 1 1 I I W II IJ
W. 0. Potter, is proi
This bulk plant is located immediate
ly in rear of the station to be con
structed at the depot.
Of all the visiting officers of the
Standard Oil company, "Booth' lark
ineton. of Andrews, appeared the
most elated. He was particularly
enthused over the certainty of two
Standard filling stations in franklin,
something of which no other town in
Hie state west of Asheville can boast.
Mrs. Tack Carpenter and Mrs. Char
lie Carpenter made a business trip to
Mr. Andv Wilson's home Monday.
Mrs. Ella Elliott and son, James,
were the guests of Miss Zillah Wil
son Sunday. ..'..'
Mr. Homer McKinney spent Wed
nesday night with Mr. Andy Wilson.
Mrs. Andy Wilson and little daugh
4 Blanche, made a business trip
to Mr. Tom Smith's -home after a
load of fall grapes.
Mrs. A. C. Ballcwand Mrs. Jim
Barnes have been visiting their moth
er, Mrs. H. C. Wilson, who is very
Mr. and Mrs. Bart Wilson and
son, Radford, have been in this sec
tion for the last few days.
Mrs. Ransome Brown spent Satur
day night with her grandmother,
Mrs. H. C. Wilson. '
Mrs. T. Cabc, Miss Lillic Cabe
and 'Mi ' Carolin Henry .were the
guests of Mrs. T. A .Carpenter Sun-
Miss Nellie Wilson spent Saturday
'night with her sister, Mrs, Effie
Talley. . '
' Mr, and Mrs. Harley Ledbetter pftd
five daughters, were in this section
visiting friends and relatives recently.
New Ford Car Goes
60 Miles on Gallon
The new Ford car, eagerly await
ed by the motor world for the
last six months, is being advertised
in the Orient as capable of running
sixty miles per gallon of gasojine,
it was learned in Washington.
This unbelievable mileage, adver
tised by regular Ford dealers in
China, would make the new Ford
three times as economical on gas
oline as any other car in the world.
It could only be accomplished, gov
ernment experts here said, by ;
revolutionary advance in motor- me
chanics and would place the new
rord in a class by itself.
While this news was reaching the
motor world via the Orient, t it was
further learned that the new cars
will be placed on display through
out the country within the next three
weeks. If this display schedule is
maintained deliveries of the new car
will start about November 1.
The oriental advertisements, the
first to be made of the new car, de
clare that the 1927 fall model Ford
will be larger, sturdier and lower
swung than any of its predecessors
It will be built in six models, the
"Standard equipment includes speed
ometer, windshield wiper, ammeter,
gasoline gauge, oil gauge, dash light,
shock absorbers and four-wheel
brakes," the advertisement continued.
"The engine will be. rated at 34
horsepower (comparable to 21.7 h. p
in the Ford's chief competitor) to
drive the car up to sixty miles per
hour in thirty seconds.
As announced previously, the ad
vertisement said the new Ford would
be of "standard gear shift type, with
three forward speeds and reverse."
The new machine- will be equipped
with tandem fly-wheel, dynamo, gene
rator, irreversible steering gear which
will not deflect on rough roads, new
force feed oiling system, new water
pump, heavier axles, and wider frame
and traverse type springs. The new
model will have a wheelbasc of 104
inches. Blue Ridge Republican.
JUNIORS TO PRESENT
FLAG AND BIBLE
A Bible and a United States flag
will be formally presented to the
Franklin school on Friday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock,' by the local council,
Junior Order of United American
Mechanics, Cullasaja Council No. 158,
it is announced.
The Bible will be presented by
J. W. Street, chaplain of the local
council. Jack Stribling, councilor, wjll
outline the principles upon which the
order is founded, and R. 1). Sisk,
past councilorwill present the flag.
The exercises will be held in the
North Skeenah News
The farmers in this section
beginning to sow wheat.
Mr. Lan Winsterd was a visitor
in this section Sunday.
Messrs Carl Tallcnt.and Ray San
ders were in this community Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Brown were
in this community Sunday.
Misses Bertha and Elsie Carpenter
were visiting relatives of River Side
Saturday and Sunday.
The teachers of our school spent
the week end with home folks.
Mr. Claude Ledford has been visit
ing his parents this week. He has
been working at Canton.
Mrs. M. A. Sanders and daughter,
Elsie, were visiting in this section
There will be services at the Bethel
Methodist church next. Sunday morn
ing at 11,:00 o'clock and at Salem
Methodist church at 3:30 in the af
ternoon. , '
-These two services will close this
conference yiar. The annual con
ference will convene at . Asheville,
N. C, Wednesday morning, Novem
ber 2, 1927 at 9 a. m.
We extend a cordial, invitation to
all to attend these service's at the
above named churches.
We wisih to thank the good reotlc
of the franklin circuit for their co
operation, love and friendship during
the conference year 1926-27. We also
appreciate the-co-operation that other
denominations have given us, especial
ly during the summer meetings.
May od bless and keep the good
people bf Macon county.
. H. STRICKLAND, P. C.
OFF TO CONFERENCE :
Revs. A P. Ratlcdge, J. H. StHck
land, T. S. Roten, of Franklin, and;
Rev. Clarence Williams, of Highlands. !
will attend the Western Methodist
conference at Asheville next week,
J. A. Porter will go as, laymen.
PLAN TO BUILD
FALLS OF RIVER
Unique Engineering Feat
May Be Attempted In
a unique plan tor constructing a
section o f. state highway No. 28, in
Macon county, between Franklin and
Highlands,' so it would pass under a
thundering waterfall 150 feet high in
the Cullasaja river is being seriously
considered by officials and engineers
of the state highway department, it
was learned here Monday.
If this feat of -engineering, which
appears to be feasible, can be accom
plished, the result would be one of
the most beautiful and certainly the
most unusual scenic attraction to be
found on any, highway in eastern
America, in the opinion of James G.
Stikelcather, of Asheville, ninth dis
trict highway commissioner. Mr.
Stikelcather, John C. Walker, district
engineer, and engineers of the state
highway department at Raleigh, will
likely visit the waterfall this week to
make further investigation concern
ing the feasibility of building a road
under a waterfall.
Would Be Safe and Dry
Dry Falls, the point where engineers
are considering the construction of a
"highway under a river," derives s
name from the fact that the water
plunges from an - over-hanging ledge
of rock in such a way that it is pos
sible to pass under the rock and the
waterfall without getting wet. It
would seem possible, Mr. Walker said,
to project a road under the falls, mak
ing a 6afe highway and at the same
time developing a scenic attraction of
rare and unusual beauty.
This unusual project is being con
sidered, Mr. Walker explained, in con
nection with the construction of a
twenty-mile link on state highway No.
28, between Franklin and Highlands.
At least three routs are being con
sidered, the engineers said, in con
nection with building the new road
in the vicinity, of the falls in Culla
saja river, regarded as one of the
most picturesque and lovely spots ' in
Western North Carolina. There- is
series of waterfalls in the. river
which plunges pfrom ledge to ledge
lowering its level about 300 feet, with
in a distance of a quarter of a mile,
Mr. Walker said. One of the routes
proposed would follow the river side
and the other two suggested routes
would pass through the mountains
some distance from the stream.
Work Now Under Way
The new link in No. 28 has beer.
graded from Franklin in the direction
of Highlands for a distance of about
twelve miles,' and only about eight
more miles remain to be graded on
the stretch. Work is now going for
ward. on the project.
There are differences of opinion as
to what route should be followed in
building the remainder of the road.
Many persons familiar with the coun
try through which the new road will
pass are urging its construction along
the Cullasaja, declaring this route
would be one of the finest scenic
attractions in the country for tour
ists. . .-'.-' .
At present, travelers going, from
Franklin to Highlands by highway
are obliged to follow a circuitous route
for a distance of thirty-five miles,
going a part o fthe way through the
northwest corner of Georgia. When
the new road is finished this distance
will be cut by fifteen miles. Ashe"
A two-pound sweet potato' is noth
ing unusual in this part of the coun
try, but a two-pound potato that
measures nearly three and, a half
feet in length is something out of
the oriclnary. So much so that J.
L. Corbin, . the grower, brought two
of these long potatoes to town last
Saturday, and was the center of a
curious crowd wherever he showed
his freaks. ,
One of the potatoes measured 40
inches in length. At its largest point
it wajs five and a half inches in
circumference. It weighed just slight
ly more than two pounds.
The second, 36 inches." long and
weighing exactly two pounds, closely
resembled a snake, having a larger
"head" at one end. The "head" was
seven inches in circumference.
Mr. Corbin has raised this brand
of sweet potato the "Texas white"
for many years, but this is the first
time he has seen them do all their
growing in length, he said. He lives
at the head of Rabbit Creek, this
at tl j a a iV i
more man ouu ueaiers
Present at Charlotte Meet
ingGreat Increase in
Applause rang through the banquet
room of the Charlotte Hotel last
week when figures were released show
ing that the Chevrolet selling organi
zation in the Southeast delivered more
new cars, during the first half of
October this year than during the en
tire month of October larst year. Six
hundred, and fifty Chevrolet dealers,
associate dealers and sales managers
from all parts of the two Carolirias
listened spell-bound to the announce
ment of the remarkable accomplish
ment of the Southeastern "region.
Confidence was expressed on every
hand that sales made during the last
half of October will enable the region
to shatter all former records o
Chevrolet new ear deliveries made
in the Southeast during ' any one
"The Southeastern region is com
posed of Indiana, parts of Ohio and
Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia,
North and South Carolina, Georgia,
Alabama and Florida," stated R. H.
Grant, vice-president in charge of
sales of the Chevrolet Motor com
pany, who came to Charlotte especial
ly, to conduct , the meeting. "With
the sale this year in the Southeastern
region of 11,138 new cars for the first
15 days of October, as against 11,019
cars for the entire month of October
last year, it is eeasy to see why the
Chevrolet Motor company has decided
to invest in a large assembly plant
for the South. The Atlanta plant,
which we expect to be in operation
by April, will relieve our plant at
Norwood, which for sometime past
has been forced to work overtime to
supply the demand for Chevrolet cars
in the South."
Assisting Mr. Grant in the Charlotte
meeting were A. F. Young, South
eastern regional salesmanager; L. S.
Costley, assistant regional sales man
ager; P. A. Watson, Columbia, S. C,
zone sales manager; and G. J. Gates,
Charlotte zone sales manager..
The Charlotte meeting was in con
nection with the Second Annual Turk
ey-Bean Sweepstakes which arc be
ing staged by the Chevrolet Motor
company in October. In the sales
contest, the eastern part of the
United States, led by M. D. Doub
las, assistant' general sales manager,
is matched against the westecn" half
of the country, headed by D. E.
Ralston, assistant , general salesman
ager. Region is matched against
region, . zone against zone, dealer
against dealer, and salesman against
salesman. Winners those selling
higher percentage of quota than their
competitor will win a luscious turkey
dinner to be held the early part of
November. Losers will eat beans
directly across the table . from the
winners and pay the entire dinner
Three warrants were sworn out
Monday before Justice of the Peace
George Carpenter, in connection with
automobile wrecks on Saturday.,', .
Grady Cunningham and Jim Hcper,
negro, had a wreck on the Georgia
road on Saturday night, an each
swore out a warrant for the other.
When they came in Justice Carpen
ter's - court - Monday, - however, - they
compromised the cases.
Mrs. W. G. Wilkic Monday had a
warrant sworn out for Ed Smiley,
charging him with an assault with
a deadly weapon and with reckless
driving. The charges grew out of
an accident on the Murphy road Sat
urday, in which some of the Wilkie
children were hurt, though not serious
ly, it. was said. Howard Wilkic war
driving the Wilkie car.
The case was set for trial . bo'Vr
Mr, Carpenter for Tuesday . morning
These Men Sell Chickens
Since County 'Agent Harris started
his co-operative sales in ' Marcfi j'thc
following named' men have soTdin
this manner the number of-. pounds
of poultry set opposite their respec
tive names: Frank N. NortonajOtto,
679; Ed Bradley, Otto. 580; t H.
McClurc, Route Two, 356; J. N Keen
er, 274; W. M. Parrish, 264; J. H.
McDowell, 251; W. R. Edwards, 213;
C. H. Norton. 210; C. D. Kinslarid.
197; Mrs. J. C. Ferguson, 185. Otto
seems to have the bulge on the rest of
the county in chicken sales.
Joy of Spring
In the Mountains
A letter from Luline Mabry tells
of the beauty of the mountain coun
try she is living in. She went there
alone a year ago, she said, "feeling
more like a book than a person," to
try to think out and reconstruct her
whole standard of life, as she had
reached a place where nothing she
had previously learned seemed to ap
ply any more. "Surely , no country
offers more in the way of loveliness
than Western North Carolina and I
needed just what I have here at
Franklin,!' she writes.
In graphic words she paints a
charming picture of the country in
which she is . making her home.
"In the early spring in this coun
try nature puts on an interesting
beauty contest. Each succeeding week
sppmc. invnlv.-nrl in l-ppnpf rivolrv
to see which can robe the great wood
ed hillsides in greatest splendor. Pas
tel shades predominate, with now and
then the flaming orange of the wild
honeysuckles to vary the exquisite
pink, white and yellow of the wild
flowering trees. A few weeks back,
before the great trees had finished
putting out their new leaves, the hills
were a symphony in white and green
against the background of the grey
bodies not yet covered with foliage.
Living as I do in a tiny valley, the
scenic beauty of the surrounding hills
is an enduring picture painted by
a loving and generous. Artist.
"My one. thought when I pondered
upon this beauty was of a great wed
ding. Surely no, home, church . or
temple ever was adorned in a more
lavish color motif of green and white
than this vast amphitheater, with its
walls of white flowering wild plum
trees and dogwood 'against the deli
cate traceries, of the first green leaves
of spring, and its carpet of wonder
ful violets. The vast silences sur
rounding this exquisite beauty seemed
to invite a stately marriage ceremony
joining the regal bride of Faith to
the stalwart bridegroom of Courage.
"Just now the hills are - covered
with great patches of what the. na
tive people call ivy, large bushes
bearing clusters of exquisite pink
flowers. More than anything they
resemble some fine Japanest flowers
of crepe paper.
"The great variety of trees gives a
harmonious collection of varying
shades of green. While lilacs and
apple blossoms held the stage, and
the delicate young ferns were awak
ening, the landscape was beyond de
scription. Its beauty held one al
most, breathless. Thoughts of long
forgotten happiness, youth, the joy of
first love, flooded one's mind and left
an aching fragrance like that cling
ing to a woman's keepsakes from a
lost romance a faded fan of sandal
wood, a few sentimental lines from
some unknown pen on paper yellowed
by time, a foolish bit of gay ribbon
that perhaps once adorned a frock
on a particularly happy evening long
"Nearly every tree held at least one
example of bird architecture bursting
with its little feathered family, but
now most of them are empty while 1
the little folk that occupied, them
are learning their first lessons of
life among the wild flowers and low
er branches of the trees." Miami
North Skeenah News
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Hastings and
daughter, Ona Mae, went to Waynes
ville Sunday to visit Mrs. Hastings'
Mr. - Jake ' Goer - was - a visitor - in
our section Sunday. '
Miss Bertha Carpenter was the
guest of Miss Arizona Hrv ting Sun
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. p Hart and
familv were visiting Mr. uid Mrs.
J. W. Hastings Saturday '.lnd Sun
day. .-. . V
Misses Mae Shone and Annie Rvrd
went to -Xantahala Saturday.
Miss iina Mock ton' sncnt 'Sundnv
ilh Mis:; Arizona Hast-
Mr. and .Mrs. T. H.' of T..rro.i
Ca., were visiting Mrs. Bell's narents
of 'this section Saturday ?vt .Sunday.
We are al' e!3d to Wnow Mr
Emma Ledford is slowly itnwiving.
Mr. W. E. Sanders,.; postmaster of
Prentiss, was in this section Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Stockton were
visitors to Mr. Stockton's . father, Mr,
Sam Stockton, on last week end.
Rev. Lester Ledford'fiHed his regu
lar appointmtnt Sunday at Pleasant
Mrs. Roxie Moffett was visiting
Mrs. Emma Ledford Sunday.
Mr. Alex Ledford ws the guest of
Mr. AVearlcy PcHart Sunday night.