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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1927
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Employees of Joines Motor
& Tractor Co., Inc., Hold
Social Meeting Monday
The last weekly meeting of the
year of the employees of the Joines
Motor & Tractor company, Inc., was
held in the show room of the com
pany last Monday night. An inter
esting program was caried out after
which an excellent supper was served
by the Franklin Hotel and Restaurant.
Ice cream and wafers were sent down
from Smith's Drug store.
The program consisted of songs
and debates in which all employees
participated, each drawing for the
particular part he was to perform,
The first number ' on the program
was a song, . Nellie Gray, sung by
Frank Leach,.: accompanied on the
"mouth harp" by George Brown. For
tunately for those present the name
of the song was announced- before
the performance, otherwise no 1 one
-would have known what Frank was
trying to sing. As for the harp,
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volume man icLiunquc. iut
made by Frank and George reminded
one of a Ford car with a loose chain
coiner at a cood rate of speed.
The master of ceremonies, Thad
Patton, next called upon-Alvah Pearce
V and Harry West to debate the ques
tion, Resolved: That the stock law
would benefit most people in Macon
county. Alvah had the . aifermative
and confined his argument to the
fact that stock, particularly hogs, run
ning loose would interfere with traf
fic on the highways. He, however,
failed to mention the road hogs who
now take exclusive possession of the
roads. In supporting the negative
side of the question Harry . bewailed
.'the fact that hundreds of .bushels
of good acorns are now futilely seek
ing repose in the stomachs of hogs.
He also thought a . number of hogs
and billy goats should be turned loose
in the streets of Franklin to clean
up the town, . .
The next number was one thorough
ly enjoyed' by all present, until the
number was well underway no one
dreamed that Franklin had a second
Caruso in. the person of Jim Mor
rison. In rendering what purported
to be My Old Kentucky Home, Jim
ran the scale from high A to low Z.
From Jim's throat came noises never
before heard in Macon county while
" perspiration in drops big as walnuts
rolled off his face. Jack Stribling,
one of the judges, was so overcome
with emotion it became .necessary
for him to leave the room for a short
Next Bob Blaine and Jess Conlcy
discussed the prohibition question with
reference to its influence on the coin
ing generation. Bob made a short
talk in favor of the present law while
jess, evidently against his convictions,
flnhiecUir Uavor ot "likKer, oecaiise;
1ie had drawn 'that as his "part of the
program. Even though hi.; argument
was convincing those present noticed
nothing in the way ot material re
During all this time the man who
was next on the program tiaci Deen
exceedingly nervous, standing first on
one foot and then on the other and
frequently wiping his moist forehead
with a red bandana, though the room
was qtiite chilly. Nevertheless his
performance was the tut ot tne cvn
ln(r rw could easily tell bv his sing
ing that the performer ' is fond of
music, particularly old time Souhtern
' melodies. ' Infact Frank Henry - loves
Suwanee River so dearly he" abso
Intrlv rpfnsed to snoil this old South'
em song' by singing the tune. Not
once during his repetition of the
words did Frank hit the proper air,
and Fred Blaine who accompanied
Frank on the French harp did no
better even though he blew several
Ford pictures off the wall in his ef
forts to make volume of sound suc
ceed where music failed. '
After Frank, gasping for breath,
had made his way to a scat the
judges; Jack Stribling, Wcndel Phil
lips and Dewey Rochester, retired to
come to a decision on the two sub
jects of debate. The judges elected
Stribling as spokesman. After their
return to ,the room Jack took the
floor mad all the way through because
the debaters had failed to recognize
the judges when speaking. He re
ferred to the lack of respect shown
the judges and wanted to slap on a
few fines for contempt of court. Jess
Conley, one of the debaters, called
attention to the fact that Jack had
handed Harry West some written
notes for him to use in his speech.
Jack denied this statement with much
hot and said that he did not know
who put the "Con" in Ccmlcy ; but
256 PUPILS TAKE
As. an evidence of awakening edu
cational interest in , Macon county
256 pupils from the sixth and seventh
grades in various country schools took
the examination here on Wednesday
of this week to enter the same grades
at' the Franklin graded school. At the
time of going to press it was not
known how many passed the examina
tion. However, the authorities expect
ed that the enrollment at the Frank
liiv school as a result of the exami
nation would be increased by at least
one ' hundred pupils. The students
who pass successfully will enter here
on January '9th and continue to the
end of the term. The. parents will
provide the necessary transportation,
but there "will be no tuition charged.
In - anticipation of an increased en
rollment Miss Muriel Bulgin, who
ras been teaching at West's Mill, and
Miss Sophie Peacock, who taught at
the Academy in Smith's Bridge town
ship, have been employed as addition
al teachers at Franklin. .Another
teacher will also be employed pro
vided a sufficient number of country
pupils pass the examination to make
such teacher necessary.
NEW FORD DRAWS
Was On Exhibition Here
One Day Only Wednes
day of Last Week Hun
dreds Visit Showroom of
On Wednesday of last week Joines
Motor & Tractor' company, Inc.', had
on display in their showroom in
"The White Brick Building-on the
Square" a model of the new Ford
car. The car arrived Tuesday night
and more than one hundred people
crowded into the basement where the
car was being washed preparatory to
placing it on exhibition the following
day. During the entire day Wednes
day the showroom was filled with
people from this entire section who
were bent on seeing all to be seen.
Every part of the car was examined
and comparison made between thq
old and new models. The local agents
estimate that more than 1,500 people
inspected the new Model A Ford car
The car camd here from Clayton,
Ga., and, having finished its tour of
towns in this cetion, was returned
to Atlanta Thursday.
Maxwell Boys Entertained
On Christmas day the boys of the
Maxwell Home, together with Mr.
Watkins, the superintendent of the
home, and the workers, were enter
tained, at the. Scott Griffin Hotel.
A" real turkey dinner, with all the
accessories, was served the guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster, with their
two sons, John Earle and dartre!!,
were guests of the boys for the day.
Mr. Lancaster was for several years
the superintendent of the home.
The dining room and table were at
tractively decorated, the table looking
especially attractive with its stream
ers, evergreens, and individual boxes
of candy before each . plate, the gift
of Smith's Drug store. The dinner
was prepared without , cost through
the courtesy of the management of the
Scott Griffin, the food being furnish
ed by the Mcn-of-the-Church organi
zation of thee local Presbyterian
church, and the turkeys by Mrs. C.
E. Quinlan. a member of. the' Advis
ory Council of the Maxwell' Home.
Short talks were made bv the Rev.
J. A. Flanagan and Mr, Sam Franks.
The Christmas spirit prevailed through
out and the boys thoroughly enjoy
ed their, stay in Franklin. A hearty
and joyous "Merry . Christmas" was
given by the boys to each and every
one who helped bring them cheer on
Miss OUie May Haskett and Mr.
Hubert West were recently married.
it was . there just the same. Then
the fire works started After a while
peace and good' will were restored,
and all adjourned to the long counter
It was the general concensus of
opinion that the singing was rotten
and that hereafter when music is
desired at. the weekly meetings Steve
Porter will be invited to hum.
On January 1 This (Popular
Store Will Change From
"Charge and Delivery" to
"Cash and Carry."
For many years' after Sloan Broth
ers started in business in Franklin the
store sold dryeoods and 'farming tools
with, only a . few groceries as a side
line. Later the farming" tools were
..dropped from the stock carried and a
line of' fancy groceries substituted.
Drygoods and groceries continued to
be the lines handled until about a
year ago when drygoods and shoes
were disposed of and a meat market
was established in connection 'with a
complete line of groceries. 1 )uring
all these years, according .to the junior
partner, Harold Sloan, his firm has
endeavored to give the public the
service it desired. Now Sloan Broth
ers believe that a cash and carry plan
is desired by a great majority of their
customers. Consequently on the first
of January they have announced their
intention of changing their method of
business from that of "charge and de
livery" to "cash and cam'," the change
to be made January 1, a928.
Thev say that they have considered
this change for several months but
have deemed it unwise until now. Af
ter studying the question from every
angle they arc convinced that by use
of the simpler method they can effect
a considerable saving for their cus
Co wee News
Mr. H. R. Morrison intcrtaincd the
members of the Junior Order Cowee
Council, Saturday night with a radio
program. Refreshments were served
and those present reported a very
enjoyable time, ' '....
'Die Snow Hill Sunday school gave
a Christmas program last Friday night
and a Christmas tree. .The pageant
given is quite worthy of comment.
The-kiddies were pleased with Santa
and the many nice gifts.
Mrs. Lillian Hurst and Mrs. Minnie
West and other members of Snow
l Hill church organized a missionary
society sonic--time ago and is re
ported a success.
Mr.' and Mrs. Clarence Cole, of
Winston-Salem, were visiting relatives
at West's Mill Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Scruggs and
Mr. and Mrs. . Ernest Prcsslcy, of
Canton, is spending the holidays with
Mrs -Scruggs' and Mrs. I resslep s
parents, Mr.' and Mrs. T. C. Bryson.
Mr, Jay Matlock. : who has been
attending school at Andrews, is spend
ing his vacation with home folks.
Misses Rebecca and Aileen Rav,
students of. S. C. I., arc spending the
holidays with Mr, and Mrs. J. R.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Raby. of
Winston-Salem, arc visiting friends
and relatives at Cowee.
Miss Launa Shope, of Smith Caro
lina, is the. guest of Mrs. M. L.
Rickman during the holidays.
Mr. Carlyle Sheffield has gone to
Canton, to accept a position in the
, Rev. Chas. Alex hlniore, vvho is
attending school at Sylva Collegiate
institute is spending nis vacation whm
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Mr. and Mrs. Trov Sheffield and
Mr. Grover Sheffield, of East La
Porte, were visiting Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Sheffield Christmas.
The many relatives and friends at
Cowee of William Eric Ray, of Bo.c
man, Montana, were very sorry to
learn of his death and extend their
sympathy to the bereaved father and
mother and little sister.
Mrs. Emily Sheffield gave a Christ
mas dinner and invited Will Elmore.
Masteer Farmer Certificate
On behalf of the publishers of the
Progressive , Fanner and the officers
of the N.' C. State Agricultural Ex
tension Service this certificate is pre
sented to Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Tcagne,
the marked excellence of their joint
labors in the farm and home operated
under their supervision, having given
to its owner the distinction of being a
a? determined by a rigid test in
accordance with our official "Master
Farmer Score Card."
jin recognition wnereoi mis cmiu-
te has been signed in Kaleigh, N.
, this 16th day of December in the
ar 1927 bv s
I. 0. SCHAUB. Director Agri
cultural Extension Service, N. C.
State College oL Agriculture and
LARENCE POE. President. The
liKrcssivc rirmer Comnanv.
HERE JAN. FIRST
According to an advertisement dp
j)earing in this issue j the General
Motors company will place on sale
January 1st a . new model Chevrolet
which, it is claimed, is the most re
markable 'car ever made for the mon
ey. Perry-Jones Chevrolet company,
local dealers, state that they will have
a car load of the new models here
by.. January. 1st. Mr. Perry Went to
Charlotte first of the week to- inspect
the new car. '
County Agent to
Go For Cattle
County Agent Harris wishes The
Press" 'to announce that he. is going
to South Carolina on January 5th
to purchase dairy heifers and .cows,
grades or purebred. He already has
several orders to fill and. requests
any one wanting him to buy a cow
or heifer to come .in at once and let
him know. Mr. Harris savs that the
cattle are worth the money being
asked and that this is the last trip
of thc: kind c he will make until next
fall. . '
Two Franklin Boys Visit
Home in Plane Short
Field Causes Wreck on
Take-Off Pilot Slightly
Using an aeroplane as a quick
means of visiting ; home folks Paul
Check and Walter-Blaine, of Peters
burg, Va., landed on the ball field
here about noon Tuesday in an aero
plane piloted by Randy Enslow. The
trip from Petersburg consumed about
four hours including two stops on
The ' binding field at Franklin ' i-s
considerably restricted by poles and
cross' tics. On the take-off at 2:.V)
to return to Petersburg the plane fail
ed to. clear a stack. of poles two or
three fed in height. The pilot see
ing that he would be limbic to clear
the poles cut off his engine and laud
ed as slowlv as possible. The plane
struck (inc . pole which tore off the
landing gear and then bounced fif
teen or twenty ... feet and landed with
its nose on the ground and against
other poles. The lower right wing
was cruinnlcd in the wreck. Blaine
and Cheek who occupied the front
scat were uninjured, but the pilot
suffered a severe cut on the fore
head and was- carried to a local hos
pital for treatment. Other thnn the
cut his injuries were slight. To the
casual observer '.the -plane seems bad
Iv wrecked, but it is presumed that
Mr, Enslow will have repairs made
here and continue his business of
carrving passengers from one section
of the country to another.
Teague Made Speech
Down at Raleigh at the banquet ten
dered the master farmers of the state
Charlie Teague actually made a
speech, probably the first one of his
eventful career outside -the 'walls' of
a church or school room. And what
is more this speech was one of the
best delivered before that distinguished
audience.' Just how Charlie was ever
persuaded, to get on his feet is a
mystery to his many friends in Ma
con county. He took as his theme
the roads of Macon county, explained
why the county had been backward
during all the years that have p.ised
until recently when paved highways
opened this wonderful county and
made it a part of North Carolina in
fact as well as in theorv. Mr. T'-arnte'
ended his speech with a mighty
thump on the table that rattled the
dishes from one end to the other
and in a thurderous voice filled with
the enthusiasm of his mountain coun
try warned the other counties to
"LOOK , OUT for Macon -onnty is
romine." Tn introducing Mr Tcttc
County Agent Harris referred to Mrs.
Teague as the master farmer of the
county and to Charlie as only a help
Miss F.ith " Rhodes, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Chas- Rhodes, of Route
One, was married to Mr. Glenn Free
man, of Fendcrm t'le. December
at the Srott Griffin hotel, Rev.
Mr. Mock officiating. ' i. .
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Details to Be Announced
Jan. 1 Dealers All Over
Country to Have New
Model On Display On
Date Mentioned. i
Detroit, Dec. 24 Promising the
most spectacular low priced automo
bile of all time, the Chevrolet Motor
company announced here today that
a complete new line of motor cars
will be introduced to the public Jan
In. confirming reports that Chevro
let would very shortly introduce a
new car of surpasing interest, W. S,
Knudscn, president of the Chevrolet
Motor company, declared that the of
ficial announcement covering all de
tails of Chevrolet's sensational new
product would come Sunday, January
1. No details will be available until
that time, he said.
Chevrolet assembly plants have been
in uproduction on the new car since;
December 12. Factories m Flint,'.
Mich., Tarrytown, N. Y., St. Loius,
Mo., Oakland, Cal, Buffalo,' N. Y.,
Janesville, Wise, and Norwood, Ohio,
have been humming with activity pre
paring for the highways the first of
the new cars that promise to make
motor history in 1928.
Shipments of the new cars to
dealers have been leaving the various
assembly plants since 'December
so that the vast country-wide dealeii
organization may be prepared for thi
introductory showing next Sunday
Unbridled enthusiasm is being dis
played over the new cars by Chevro
let field sales officials, who have
been milling into Detroit for jinvte;
showings of the new" line. . ' S
Practically every Chevrolet dealerf i
in the United States will have cars
ready for public inspection January
1. From Bangor, Me., to San Diego
and trom Miami to Vancouver .thergi
will be simultaneous exhibitions jpP the j
new car that has caused sq much
discussion, in the last few mcrths.
This gigantic distribution ' achieve
ment of supply ing thousands of deal
ers with cars in such a brief space.
cf time was made possible only
through the farseeing policy of the
Chevrolet organization and the tre
mendous resources and production
facilities of the Chevrolet Motor com
pany. Never in the history, of the
industry will so many new models of,
one make have been placed in deal-.
ers' hands in such a limited space of
Cars will be ready for the boule
vards and highways immediately after
the first of the year. Production at"
the various assembly plants through
out the United States is racing along
as ' fast as precision manufacturing ,
Unofficial reports from the Chevro
let offices here say that the new.
car will embody many improvements!
in design ami construction. incw
standards of boyiuty are promised.
Easier handling arid smoother riding
qualities are heralded some of the
outstanding features of msi new Chev
rolet line. V '' "i
Many unlooked for changes nay'''
been made in the appearance of tf flt
car, according to reports, provu'j 'ie
the new Chevrolet with a beauty aim
style appeal, unexampled in the low
Without disclosing details, Chevro
let - officials - declared - that the new - ,
cars would embody the results of
13 years experience and progress in
the building of low priced transpor
tation. Lessons learnerVom millions
of miles of testing 'r the" General
Motors proving, f hw ! have eeli"'
brought to. bear ot ltli new product,
officials declared. f t all the re
sources of General J!o: "9 have been
employed for monlA design arut
build the car that Is heralded to K
by a wide margin the greatest auf
mobile ever offered by Chcvp1"'
More than 5,5uy newspar
the entire country will a"j
their advertising columr
casting the announcemej
take the form of; on
ever 'attempted in the
dustry. Every city, to
in the country wdl r
of the 1928 Chevrolet,
Mr. and Mrs. Jamcsl
d,ers announce the ma
daughter, Betty Bridwe
rod Harrv Stiles on '
ust 27, 1927.