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"FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1323
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V Local Association Growing
Rapidly In Last 4 ' Years
,,V ' i Has Built 34 Homes Lo-
J-- 8 ing in Thrift Week Campaign.
The United States Building & Loan
league has set apart the week of
January 17 to January '21 as Thrift
Week, urging the Building & Loan
associations and allied institutions to
launch a. campaign during this week
to stimulate the. idea of thrift among
- the general public. The National
-League-uses-the -Building &, Loan . as
sociations of the communities as a
medium for the promotion of thf
idea of thrift and home ownership,
making the statement that in the
year 1926 the Building & Loan as
sociations built city larger than
Chicago, putting into; their homes
520,000 families. ' , r ' : ,
Hon. Dan C. Boney, insurance com
missioner of North Carolina, under
whose supervision ' the Building , &
Loan, associations of the,, state , are
placed, , has sent out the following
letter: ' ' ' : . ' '
"To the Building & Loan Associa
tions in North Carolina:
"You ace aware of the fact ' that
nf Tanuarv 17-23 inclusive
is . observed, . as.:ThriftlWfe'cfc.r;'rli
business ot uuuamg .o: j-uan
tions is closely allied with th suo
ject of Thrift. The shareholders con
stJiute an Arrny 'of Savers, and the
greatecj&e Army, the greater the in
fluence in the . osmrhunity..
A for increased mem
bership inV Building & Loan associa
"ttonf should be continuous, The ef
forts to increase - your memDersnip
.t,.vU K rp-Hnnhled durine Thntt
3UUU1U fcv " v " '-' .
Week, and we anticipate . t.at. the
results ot tnese enoris wui uwisiu
en the associations in this state, and
encourage the officers, to even, great
er efforts in the future. ; .
' "The of fide of the Building & Loan
association is Thrift Headquarters.
It is the source' from .which houses
are transformed irto homes, The
home owner makes Vchizen rather
than a unit of population
"We suggest that you calNyour.di-uni-e
tno-ptlipr 1 and - oreanize ' a
Thrift Campaign for the week ot
January 17-23. We know of no bet
ter c6mmunity service than can be
rendered at that time, A campaign
of Thrift will bring forth the fruit
of an aditional membership of savers
and homfc owners.
.... "Pleasei be assured of the hearjy
co-operati6n of this department- in
your effortsMn-this connection.--- -
; ; : "With ver best wishes for the
most successyil year of your organiza
tion, I am
Yours vety truly,
DAN C. BONEY, Insurance Com
In compliane wth the request of
the insurance comrtiisioner, the of
ficers and- directors V the Macon
County Building & Loan, , association
have launched a Thrift Campaign for
this week. : ; . ,
- While the Building & Loan associa
tions of the nation are annually
building cities . larger than Chicago
and putting into homes more than
: i .rxMttii1P a mill iAn fsmiliefc. the local
if Building and Loan association has
been doing its share, as : will be seen
1 ' from the annual statement published
' elsewhere in this issue of The Press.
' The resources of the association in
H creased over $20,000 during the year,
: 1927, -which ' is an increase of practi
cally 40 per cent ovetltheresources
'of January ,1, 1926, after the Building
& Loan had been running for over
four years. Or, the Building. & Loan
did almost one-half as much work
in the year ( 1,927 as it had done, in
the previous four, The membership
consists of 160" members. On the
date of this issue of The Press over
$75,000.00 has been loaned. While
loans have been made to stock holders
for the purpose of purchasing, re
pairing, discharging the encumberance
from homes, and also for purchasing
sites upon which homes may be built,
ha corrptarv states that the associa-
tion has- helped to actually build
- thirty-four' homes since its organiza
; t ion 'in October, 1922. A great num
r bcr of these would not have been
built without the Building & Loan's
' assistance. This is in addition to
. the homes it has helped to purchase,
. repair, or discharge the encumbrance
i'-.tf. This work has been done for the
most part with small savings; money
that would have, had it not been for
the Building & Loan association,
been eventually lost-to Macon county.
Joines Motor & Tractor Co.,
Inc. To Utilize Top Floor
Other General improve
Joines Motor & Tractor company,
Inc., local Ford dealers, are having a
runway constructed from the front
of their building on the public square
to the second story. This story was
formerly used by the Western Elec
tric company as a manufacturing plant.
It is- the intention of the motor
company to use the space provided for
storing cars, with particular reference
to used Cars that havekbeen repaired
and painted.-- Hereafter 4h mechanics
will appear each day in newly launder
ed, jovefallsjrhc policy: of the Fore
Motor - company ' is - to - have - all em
ployees equal in personal appearance
to the new model A car. The local
Ford dealers, says an official, have
completed plans for servicing both
the old and new models that will be
a revelation, to the public. Owners
of the model T are' to receive the
same consideration as will owners of
the model A.
The Ford Motor company has a
system of rating all its dealers,' several
things being taken into consideration.
There are now approximately 8,000
Ford dealers. These dealers received
'demonstration 'cars in the order of
their ratings with the general com
pany, Joines Motor & Tractor com
pany, Inc., received demonstration car
No. 3,887, thus showing, the standing
of- tfyis- company to be among- the
first four thousand. Taking into con
sideration t the size ' of Franklin, the
public can readily see that the local
dealers stand well with the -Ford
Motor company. J . ' ;
Stockholders' Meeting and
-Election of Officers
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Franklin Company was
held here last Saturday, the 14th inst,
at 10 o'clock v a. m., with George1 B,
Abele presiding. He reported the
business of the company in good
shape. ' ( , m'
-.The following were elected directors:
Alfred R. Higdon, Gus Leach, and E.
George Wurst. Mr. Wurst was elect
ed president and general manager, and
Alfred R. Higdon, secretary and treas
urer.' ' '''.'. 1
Messrs. Higdon and Leach need
no introduction and George Wurst
has done so much, good"'.-, work in
Franklin the past two years that we
can feel sure in our behei that the
company will continue its good record,
and helo to out Franklin on the map
of clean, progressive and prosperous
The Franklin Company is chartered
by the State of North Carolina to do
a general real estate, building and in
vestment business, and is one of the
few companies to successfully carry
on its business, to build and make
big improvements during the trying
times of the past year. We wish them
success and the kindly co-operation
of all our good citizens.
News From Everywhere
President and Mrs. Coolidge and an
official party of 85 people attended
the 6th meeting of the Pan-American
Congress in Havana, Cuba, first of
the week. President Coolidge is the
fourth president to leave the boun
daries of the country I while , serving
in that . capacity.
At Flint, Mich., five-year-old Doro
thy Schneider was kidnapped January
12th.'' The kidnaper killed the child
and mutilitatdd . the body. The kid
naper hasjieen captured and has con
On January 13 the Governor of
Virginia ordered three companies of
the National Guard to Mabjack bay to
maintain order on the oyster ground?
there. The oyster stealers fired upon
a guard boat and drove it away.
At the Jackson Day dinner held in
Washington recently the. democrats
chose Houston, Texas, as the con
tention city: This is the first time
since 1860 that a southern city has
been so chosen.
The city fathers are paving Iotla
street. This movement has been badly
needed f or . sometimes as . the grade
is quite steep and the residents on
that street have been unable to drive
their cars to town in wet weather.
Tuesday afternoon the work was go
ing on in front of the residence of
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Fouts. As a
result of the paving Dr. Horsley is
wearing quite a broad smile. Mr.
J. T. Moore and son, John, seem
well pleased also.1
ONE FJlLLiOn AT
t m YORK
Sales at National Motor
Show Total $2,000,000
$850,000 for Ads.
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New York, Jan. 14. A million and
a quarter persons attended this Week's
Nantional Automobile show and the
separate Ford industrial exhibit, end
New cars worth at least $2,000,000
More than ' $850,000 was spent for
newspaper and magazine advertising.
. These estimates were made by va
rious officials for the Associated Press.
. $800,000 For Ads
A million persons were clocked at
the gates of Madison Square Garden,
where the Ford company- exhibited
its products without charge. An av
erage of more than 35,000 persons
daily attending the national show at
the Grand Central Palace, where there
was an admission fee.
Advertising authorities said the
week's advertising in nine New York
papers and four trade journals alone
would perhaps total $800,000. No esti
mates were obtainable ' for other ad
vertising mediums. .
Ford Tour Planned
The nine newspapers printed 7S4,
056 agate lines. One leading trade
journal carried 264 pages of adver
tising at $500 a' page. ;
Newspaper's- aiklrirpflcrjoarnals re-
was heavier than, ever Detorc. ui
ficials of "the shows said they were; the
most successful in the history of the
industry. . The ord company is plan
ning to' tour other cities, with Chica
go the first stop. Charlotte Observer.
The Ways of ;
Thursday aftcrno6n Magistrate Car
penter bound over to superior court,
Clint Ledford and wife, Henrietta, un
der bonds of $200 each for assault
with a deadly weapon on the person
of O'Nell Woody, colored damsel who
hails from Eagle1 stre'et in A'sheville.
The Woody woman was held for .su
perior court under bond of $300 for
assault with a deadly weapon and for
carrying a concealed . weapon to-wit,
a "razzcr," the well kiown and popu
lar means of- offense peculiarly adapt
ed to the mental quirks of the colored
race. According to the evidence the
trouble : arose between the two women
over Clint, the Florian Slappey of
Franklin. O'Nell proceeded to use a
razor " while Henrietta depended upon
a hefty automobile pump.rr During the
melee Clint, according to one witness,
proceeded to slap O'Nell to the
ground. The evidence also brought
out the fact that when a woman of
Eagle street, Asheville, wants another's
husband, said woman gos. after hus
band's wife with a razor and brings
home the bacon. However, O'Nell
seems to have learned that Franklin's
ways are quite different from those
of Eagle street. All three will now
have an opportunity to tell it to the
Broadway Locals V-
Mr. Rae Garland and sister, Allie,
spent last week end on Brodaway.
Misses Stella and Blanche Wilson
spent last week with "their grand
mother, Mrs. H. C. Wilson.
Mr. J. I. Vinson was the guest of
Mrs. H. C Wilson Tuesday night.
Mr." Radford Wilson was in this
section last week. v .
Mrr Andy-Wilson andsonr-Tx)rnT
have been cutting wood for the last
Mr. Bloss Talley was in this sec
tion, last week.
Cap. Brown was visiting Mr. Rasin
Wilson Thursday afternoon.
Messrs. Hayes Bryson , and Jerry
Wilson have been tutting wood for
the last few days. '
Mr. Andy Wilson and Tom Wil
son made a business trip to Scaly last
Miss Emmie Ballew spent last week
end on Broadway. '
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Wilson made a
business trip to Highlands Friday.
James Henry Ammons, two-day-old
baby of Mr. and Mrs. James Ammons,
of EHijay, died January 17 and was
buried at the Ell i jay Baptist church
the ' same day. Besides the parents
the infant is survived by the follow
ing named brothers and sisters :
Bertha. Minnie, Rhoda, Lelia,. Alice,
Mammia,' Harrison and Parker.
FORD AUTO SHOW
READY FOR WORK
Georgia Carolina Asbestos
Co. Completes Grinding
Mill at Tryphosa Geor
gia Man in Charge.
For more than a year Mr. Frank
G. Jones, of Cleveland. Georgia, has
been quietly at work at Tryphosa, 12
miles south of Franklin, installing an
asbestos gronding mill. This mill is
now complete and the. Georgia-Carolina
Asbestos company, with Mr.' Jones
as . one of the owners and general
manager will be ready to begin opera
tions this week, according to the an
nouncement made here last Saturday
The miil. will have a capacity of abou t
40 tons dailystatecLMr Jones.. Three
asbestos properties have been bought
by the - company and one leased.
About 16 or 18 men have been cm
ployed in building the plant and this
number will be employed after opera
tions begin. While, no announcement
was made as to the cost, it is under
stood that several thousand dollars
have been expended in building the
.' Associated with Mr. Jones in this
undertaking are T. G. Mauney, cash
ier of- the White County Bank, and
his brother, A. L. Mauney, both of
Cleveland,. Ga. An asbestos mine near
Cleveland has been worked contin
uously for 30 years. Mr. Jones says
that the asbestos here compares' fav
orably with that mined at "Cleveland.
Asbestos, like mica, is ifsed as an
ihgredfent in many inaunfacturcd pro
rooiT1'4'iiu ift;iilM'!'3iit'aV'lcK. maiici
ing, paints,' etc After grinding at
the mill the asbestos is shipped in
100-pound bags. r.M r Jones states
that his mill will turn out one carload
a day by working day and night
The plant at,. Tryphosa will run
with .power . generated by , a gasoline
engine. The manager says that he
would be delighted to install electric
motors provided current was available.
He estimates, that his mill would use
50 horsepower of hydro-electric energy-
Within the last ten days or two
weeks the following named have con
tributed $5.00 each ; for speedings
Homer Mashburn, H. J. Hurst, Lee
Potndexter, Ralph Parrish, Jess Con
ley, Jack Stribling, Harry Love and
j -Mrr Carr Howard, who is working
in Franklin, spent the week end with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W, M.
Miss Louise Henderson, accompanied
by . her brother, Lester, was the guest
of Mrs. Jim Vinson Sunday.
Mr. Freeman Vinson and bride
spent the week end with home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Norton enter
tained on January 7 with an elaborate
dinner for their son, Ralph, who was
twenty-one , years old.
Our school has just closed with a
successful year and we wore sorry
to give up the teachers, Mrs. Beulah
Brantley and Mrs. tarbuck.
One of the biggest events of the
season was a dance given by Mr.
and Mrs. Cecil Holt at their new
home on the . Georgia road Saturday
night, January 14. -Those X dancing
were Misses Clara and Carrie Norton,
Vernie McClure, Bessie Corn, Mont.ce
Newman and Georgia Howard, Messrs.
Robert Norton, Paschae Cabe, Edgar
Elbert, Andy Lee Howard, Eldon
Hcnson and Herbie Bradley.
Holly SpringV News-
Mr. ar.d Mrs, George Potts were
visiting Mrs. Potts'-parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Franklin Friday of last
Mr. and Mrs. Arvey Seay made
a busines triy to Sylva a. few 'days
ago. . ; ;
Mr. Frederick powdle. visited; hh
uncle, Mr. Waltccr Elliott this, week
Mr. Frank Crisp has gone, to
WayneSville to work. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Elliott spent
Sunday with Mrs. Sarah Corbin.
Mr. ' drady Crisp, who ha3 been
away at work, has returned home.
Mr. Charles Ingram has gone to
Georgia to attend school.
W. 0. w.
All Woodmen are; requested to be
present next Monday night a3 there
will be business of importance to
transact, also officers to mstali.
PLANS HADE FOR
Deputy Game Warden Visits
Franklin and Inspects Site
Appoints Advisory Com
mitteeJesse Slagle Made
Warden of Refuge.. ,
' State Deputy Fish and Game Com-
missione"r C. N. Mease, in chargeo?
the twelve extreme western counties
of the state with headquart rs at
Asheville, accompanied by J. '. Brad- ,
shaw, game warden oj Buncombe ;
county, visited Franklin, Vriday an(
Saturday of last week t0 inspect the
site of "theWayah-Bald5tate-Game -refuge"
and to perfect" tlip Organiza- "
tion to have charge "f lthis refuge.
Friday afternoon Messrs. ' . Mease,
Wood, Byrd, Bradshaw and iifjor
S. A. Harris drove to the top btv
Wayah Bald, picking up Jesse Slagle
on the way. From Raven Cliff the
outlines of , the 10,000 acre boundary
were pointed ' out to Mr. Mease. ( To
say that he was delighted with the
suitability of the' site for a game "
refuge is putting the matter mildly.
The densely wood area, with here and
there abandoned fields where dees
delight to. browse, with water every-,
where, with plenty of galax, rhoden-
dron and laurel fo winter fo,rage, js
Tyf" - a r. 1 . T t ( -vi .., '
aea were pointed out ana as us
posibilities as a game sanctuary be
came apparent -Mr. Mease who is an.
out-door man and a lover , of game
waxed enthusiastic and stated that he
had never- seen a more ideal , location
for a game.refuge. . Jesse Slagle and
Ranger Byrd. seemed to know the
names of all peaks and streams' of
Mr. Mease devoted -Saturday morn
ing to perfecting the organization to
have supervision over the game refuge
established at Raleigh on January '
5th. 'The refuge committeemen are
C. N. Mease, Ranger Zeke B. Byrd .
and Major S. A. Harris. Jesse Slagle (
was appointed as full-time chief game
warden of the refuge. The following
named forestry employees will act as
game wardens : Gilmer Setscr, Bryan
Setser, Zcb Shope, Henry Wright, N.
C. Grant, Robert Ramsey, Z. B. Byrd,
T. C. Flint, John Cunningham and (
Adolph Zoellner. In addition to these v
wardens County Game. Warden J.. J.
Mann wilh all his deputies, will co
operate in the protection of game on
the refuge. . xr ,
When discussing this refuge Mr.
Mease wanted - it distinctly under
stood that its purpose is primarily the
protection of game and that its bene
fits are for the people of this sec
tion. Another man pointed out the
fact that the entire Pisgah Forest is
a game sanctuary and that most of
the adjacent lands ar owned by clubs
or rich men. Consequently as a gen
eral rule the average jcitizen has no
opportunity to hunt near the Pisgah
Forest. The Wayah refuge, it was
pointed out, includes only a portion
of the Nantahala Forest. Permits to
hunt are given any citizen asking the
privilege. Nearly all the lands ad- .
joining the government lands are own
ed by private citizens of Macon coun
ty. Thus it can be readily seen that
when the game begins to overflow
the refuge nearly all ; parts .of I the
county will have the pleasure of hunt
ing. Such being the case it is be
lieved that every citizen of the county
will lend his moral and active sup
port to the new game refuge. In
this connection Mr. Mease was de
lighted with the spirit 'hown by; the
people' of "Macon courV toward the
Wayah Bald Game Rc.'uge. All with
Vvhom he talked gave him assurance
of co-epcratiori. ;
The appointment of j ssc Slagle as
chief warden of the rcaige will take
effect February' first. In the mean .
time efforts will be made1 to rid the
area of wild cats. A big hunt has
been organized and will take place in
the near future. , The roar of shot
guns, baying of hounds and puffing of
fat individuals will be heard through
out the refuge. , Zeb Shope, undoubt
edly the greatest wild cat hunter in -America,
and Jesse Slagle, who has
nailedz-thc hide of many a cat to the
walls of his home, will have charge
of the hunt. Every Nimrod in the
county who has dogs -that delight in
the scent of a wild cat will probably
be on hand to assist in a record cat .
hunt. Every citizen of the county is
interested in this game refuge. Con-1
sequentiy eacn one win De inieresien
in riding the area of wild cats that
prey vz cctr.