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Quietly Working to Create
Sentiment Favoring This
Change Offer of Hard
Surfaced Road Made.
According to reliable reports reach
ing here a movement is on ' foot in
Cherokee county to annex a con
siderable portion , of Macon 'county
lying west of the Nantahala moun
tains. Should this movement succeed
Macon county will lose approximately
80 square miles of territory, bounded
roughly as follows : Beginning at a
point on the Swain county line and
running south along the crest of the
Nantahala range to Nantahala Gap,
thence west to Aquone where the
Clay county line turns south and
running west from that point to the
For the past eighteen months it
is understood that certain interests in
Cherokee county have been quietly
working to ; create sentiment in the
Nantahala section .of Macon county
favoring this change. Among other
things it is stated that these interests
have offered to build a hard-surfaced
creek. There is no question that
such efforts have met with consider-
ahlp cnrrp!i ainono1 'the riHzpns livinir
near Kyle .and Flats. These citizens
believe that - they have been slighted
by the Macon county authorities in
the matter of roads. For the past
century the good citizens of that
"community and their descendants, it
is pointed out, have lived under the
shadows of the Nantahala mountains
With no roads worth mentioning lead
ing to the outside world. Now that
they are promised a hard-surfaced
road connecting with No. '10 at An
drews many of them naturally feel
that they should take advantage of
the offer. t
Just what steps the citizens of
Macon county will take to counteract
the Cherokee propaganda is not known
here. It is safe to predict, however;
that when the matter is made public
this county will leave no stone un
turned in its etiorts to prevent tne
loss iof ' any part of its; territory.
Perhaps no where in, the Appalachain
mountains can one find scenery to
compare to that on the Nantahala
river, and, according to one county
fflII " Ki- i nrrrr - rrtlirii r will -
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permit this beautiful section of the
county to be annexed to another coun
ty without a fight , that would make
history in Western North Carolina.
$125 Per Pound
ror a nen
The following article issued by
Agricultural Exteension Department,
Atlantic Steel company, Atlanta, Ga.,
should be of interest to readers of
The Press :
Eggs-Actly $500 For A Hen
That's vhat F. A. Sausome paid the
University of British Columbia not
long ago for one White Leghorn hen.
She vcighed four pounds and $125 a
pound is a pretty high price for a
chicken, but she was worth it, all
right. You see, she laid 230 eggs in
234 days. .
Not to be' outdone by her Canadian
Cousin. Pullet No. 211, owned by
Euirenc Brown, u 1 ;r th ai n p ton con n -
ty, JN. W cacKiea-oJ nines- lu-ouj
Ha vs. and she didn't lie a "single" time.
nlsn th.i rasp of "Wilt La
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ot Marion county, lenn., who made
$499.57 clear profit on a flock of 1,
500 hens in three months. Evidently
the he-n owned bv Will Lav will lay.
Then there's A. R. Broadwater, of
Edgefield county, South Carolina,
whose 270 hens netted him a profit of
$625 from January 1 to July 1, 1927.
If you want figures that will make
you dizzy just to think about them,
take a nation-wide look at our poultry
industry. Every year American hens
lay enough eggs to pay the cost ' of
two Panama Canals. Poultry raising
is a billion dollar crop. It is our
fifth biggest farm line and it is
growing so rapidly its hard to keep
up with its growth.
Here's another way of sizing it up.
To eat all the, eggs produced ; in this
country last year eleven men would
have had to start their meal twenty
centuries B. C. and eat an egg a min
ute every day and night.
And now for the sad part of it.
Of the County
Seeds Fertilizers, Cannery,
, 4-H Club and Other Sub
jects to Be Discussed C.
W. Teague on Program.
Under the direction of County
Agent Lylcs Harris trjc farmers of
Macon- county are preparing to get
together on Monday, March 5, to dis
cuss issue of vital importance to the
rural population of this county. Now
that the privately -owned forests in
Macon county arc fast -nearing ex
haustion the farmers aret seeking
means and ways of obtaining ready
money from the soil without reference
to timber products. With this end in
view a comprehensive program for
the dax has been announced by the
county Jagcnt, The cannery at Frank-lin-and
the local creamery, have solved
extent, says the county agent. How
ever, the farmers ' have not availed
themselves of the full advantage of
All indications now point to a large
attendance at the farmers rally next
Monday. There are 330 members of
the 4-H club in this county and
from letters received by the county,
agent nearly all the boys and girls
belonging to the club will journey to
Franklin to take part in the discus
sions of the day. The meeting will
open promptly at 10:00 o'clock with
an address of welcome by Mayor
George Patton of Franklin after
W'hich the county agent will announce
the purpose of the meeting. Miss
Elizabeth Kelly will then make a
talk on the importance of the agri
cultural industry in the county. Miss
Kelly has had a great deal of vx
perience along this line and her talk
wilPno doubt prove of much interest.
J. 1). Kelly, "extension horticulturist
of the Southern Railway, will next
address the audience on the subject of
"Growing Produce for the Cannery".
W. 1). Bleckley, also connected' with
the Southern Railway will talk . oil
"Seeds . and . Fertilizers". The next
speaker of the day will be C. W.
Teague, Macon County's Master Far
mer and manager of the local can
nerV, who has chosen for his subject,
"What a cannery means to us". ME?
Teague has made an outstanding suc
cess as a farmer and his message to
other farmers will be well worth hear
ing, state those in charge of the
meeting. The last thing before the
dinner hour will be a general discus
sion of any subject brought up. This
discussion will be led by the county
The afternoon session will be de
voted to a business sesion, receiving
orders for seeds and fertilizers, meet
ing of the 4-H club members and a
moving picture of agricultural activi
ties. -' - ' '
Mr. and M-rs. Royal Ivester and
children, of Winston- Salem, have
been visiting Mrs. John T. Henry,
M rs7Tvestcr'sTmothcr,"who has - k en
verysick;- ," .
"Mr. and Mrs. Ernest: Dills and
baby intend moving at once to Wins-ton-Salcm,
where Mr. Dills has n good
job awaiting him.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mincv left a
few days ago for Santiago, Calif.
Here in the South, with every natur
al, advantage, we don't even supply
home needs, much less get our right
ful share of the poultry business in
the. big consuming centers like New
York. Why, right here in Atlanta,
more than three million dollars are
spent every year for eggs, the bulk
of them coming from the West,
So far as we know, the old question
of which came first, the chicken or
the egg, has never been settled, but
everybody knows that to handle poul
try : right you must have plenty . of
poultry fence. The more the better,
for to get best , results, poultry runs
should be cross-fenced so that the
birds can be grazing on crop of green
feed while others are coming on.
FOR RALLY DAY
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 1,
Letters From Distant Places
facturers Record Interest
ed Asheville Paper Boost
Since the announcement three weeks
ago by -LW. Porter and Chas. Mor
gan, local citizens, of an airport for
Franklin the news has spread rapidly
to many sections of the United States.
Letters from as far away as New
Jersey "and a few from other places
have been received either by The
Press or by the promoters. Such
friends of the South as the" Manu
factures Record are interested in the
proposition and have offered free ad
vertising in connection with the build
ing of the aerodrome. Both daily
papers of Asheville ha(e been gene
rous in their use of space, both in
the news columns and in editorial
expressions.- As an. indication of the
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klovving editorial, from the Asheville
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limes oi rcuruary is reprinieu :
FRANKLIN PREPARING TO FLY
In a letter to The Franklin Press,
commending Thomas W. Porter and
Charles Morgan on their announced
plan to establish an airport in a broad
river bottom near the town, James
A. Crain points out a practical com
mercial advantage which will be made
almost immediately available to Frank
lin. The Pitcaim Aviation company has
an airmail contract for. the New York
Atlanta route by way of Spartanburg.
Spartanburg is about 75 miles from
Franklin, or an hour's flight for the
average plane. The opening of the
Franklin airport wijll provide Franklin
with 10-hour aerial connection with
New York City.
Franklin may not v be able at once
to establish air ' connection with the
mail planes at Spartanburg after the
opening in April, but the way will be
prepared; .and) then some day an
other air-mai course may be surveyed
right through Franklin. In the. mean
time, the town will have placed itself
on the air map of . the country and
every airman who fly over thi rer 4-!
gion will note with satisfaction that
there is a good landing field at Frank
lin. North Skeenah News
Mr. Quince Shope, who has been
working in Virginia, spent a few days
at home with Mr. and Mrs. Zeb
Shope the past week.
Air. Jesse Sanders has been puuting
down a saw mill the past week for
the purpose of cutting lumber to im
prove his home buildings.
Mrs. Angine Sanders and daughter,
Mattie Hasting', and daughter, of
Franklin,- spent Saturday in this sec
tion. Mr. Lyles Harris IWas . in this " sec
tion the past week 'to sec Mr. Oscar
Ledford's cow, that got poisoned, but
all in vain, she died. Now is the
time to be a good Samaritan y- t is
out of milk. : J
Mr. Reasos Sanders is all smiles
on- the-accoun t-of- a- r cJctnt-girLl
Mr.Tohnnie Farmer and wi f e- mov'l
to Nantahala the past week to his
work, : . "'"
Mr. Norman Stockton moved into
this section the past week.
!rr. Jeff Blaine passed through
this section last week going to -Coweta
to do some horse trading.
Mr. Vester Stockton spent Sunday
at home. .
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Sanders and
Emma Ledfonl, of near Dellico fill
ing station, spent Sunday at Mr. and
Mrs. Vester Stockton's home.
The Cowcc church invites the moth
er church, Franklin, and all the
daughter churches in whole or in
part with their pastors, to meet with
us in , our centennial celebration March
24 and 25.
We will be Had to' sec1 any others
that will come.
By . order of the church February
T. C. BRYSON, ClcrL
Brief Outline of
Iotla's Progress in
the LastS Yqs
Franklin, N. C.
Dear , Editor :
Since reading in your paper some
facts ' about the growth of Skcenah,
and the writer claiming that the other
rural communities had better look
out . for their laurels, I would like to
say a few words in the. behalf of dear
old IOTLA. I' can't hardly remember
back to 1900 as. I am now only 24
years of age, but I have heard it - all
from the older people. Iotla was great
tr I lITif'-rrr7L .T" -f 1 :
the singing of birds and the peep
peeping of the frogs, but I have been
told that Iotla had seen its greatest
days before I. was born, i can't
dispute the facts or else say Arncn,
but 1 can say that the facts I ' am
about to relate arc all true.
1. Iotla has produced ' two U. S.
2. Iotla has the largest farm in
Western North Carolina.
3. I counted 30 school teachers, and
only started, that came from Iotla.
4. Iotla has produced two lawyers,
and fourscore and some merchants.
5. Iotla has produced three ath
letic coaches, who arc at large high
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building, ana' tne oniy grns- ijvmmny
m the entire county. '
7. Iotla has the only brick church
andthcnly cement block one.
8. . Iotla has produced two" M ctho
dist ministers and several Holy Rollers.
In fact this community was .head
quarters for the famous Charley My
ers when he held his great tent meet
ing. Charley was a Holiness.
9. Iotla has the richest mica mine
in the United States of America.
Two large clay .mines have been work
ed in the valley, in fact an extra
large one is now in operation.
10. It is the only rural community
that ever printed a weekly newspaper.
11. It has the only school in the
county that ever had a hundred per
cent enrollment of a graduating class
in the University of North Carolina.
12. An Iotla boy grew 112 1-2 bush
els of corn . to an acre of land.
13. People of Iotla are not hard to
please for it is hard to find an .old
main throughout this immense terrU
So after all Skeenah is not near
ready to carry off the rural laurels.
I only told a few great things that
the community has done, for the
half could never be told without hll
ing another edition and then it wuld
have : to be an extra large one. Of
course, Iotla has had three county
commissioners, but not all at once.
So it's come on Skeenah
You'll have to ball the Jack,
For Iotla can out run you
In a croker sack.
With Ladies' Night
Wednesday night was ladies' night
at the weekly meeting of the Rotary
Club of Franklin. The enfertain
liKtjt began with a banquet at the
Scott Griffin hotel. Mr. "and Mrs.
Steve !prter .'received many compli
ments on the; way in which the meal
was served and also, on the food it
self. Kotarian Arthur Flanagan- made
the principal address of-the evening
taking as his subject the Rotary mot
TfFSifTTiri'T"Al! vif a a
M. D.-Billings -aba. made a. delightful
and witty talk ihat kept fhosc present vvilli only five laborers. !Tic?rtatOT
hnrhinfr ffmi - "tart- t-nd " hc .-; al""havo crops lyf ieir own but
The committee on entertainment had
provided unique favors and all. kinds
of noise making . instruments which
were -'freely- used 'during the course
of tlie banquet.
After the meal the party adjourned
to the rootV warden of the hotel and
sang a number of Rotary -sonars. M rs.
Smith Harris and Mrs. Dcvcrcux
Rice then sang a duet which was
greatly enjoyed by all. M rs. Gilmer
Jones and Mrs. Smith Harris also
played a piano duet after Which the
party' dancer for an hour or two.
Hunting Season Closes
County Game Warden announces
that the hunting season closes today.
Fishing licenses-will be available in
the near future, the exact date to be
announced in later isue of The
Towns Along r No. 28 Plan
ning to Entertain Visitors
Next Summer FranMin
v to Have Aviation Week
W. L. Reynolds, of Hendersonville,
has submitted to T. W.v Porter and
other citizens of Franklin for their
approval, a tentative program for the
entertainments of ..visitors . during , the
comincr - summer. Thc nronosed' nro-
(Trim llLmi'0i3 rtr liA .f ITa.
four weeks and is in the nature of
an advertisement of the country tra
versed by Highway No. 28 from Hen
dersonville ' to Franklin. The people
of Franklin are much interested in
the tentative program and are co
operating with Mr. Reynolds to, the.
fullest possible extent.
Plans call k a water carnival at
Lake Lure, Florida Day and horse
show at Hendefsonville. Program for
Brevard has not yet been decided up
on. In view of the fact that nine
holes of the golf course at Highlands
will be ready by summer-it is planned
to have a week of golf in that town.
The : program calls for an aviation
week at Franklin. Mr. T. W. Porter,
n6unced"tha't";fhe "lahdihglicld' lS'ttow
ready for daylight operations. " The
town board at its monthly meeting
next Monday night is expected to ap
porveV plans forl
so -that landings . mav- hp mad' at
The completed program announcing
dates for each town concerned will
be ready for distribution in a few,
days, Mr. Porter states. . -
Uses Farm Machinery
To Increase Profits
Tvnlfio-ti C Pfh Ttip ' nf ' nf
modern machinery will add to the
proftis of the average farm and give
increased returns from the labor em
This is the opinion oi -W. T. Moss
of .Youngsville in . Franklin, county,
who has increased the size of his
farm, added to its profits and has
found a solution of. his labor problem
by' using such farm machinery as is
adapted to the kind of farming he
practices. Mr. Moss is a young man
only 34 years of age at this time,
but is already --being hcarlded through-
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oui -Norm ,aronna as one oi lis icau
ing farmers. I s a natural farmer
because he first .began to grow things
when he was only eleven years old
and his father gave him two acres
of cotton. When he grew older, he
came " to state college and took a
special one-year course in agricul
ture. Following this course, he returned
to his little farm and his father
turned over 30 acres of land adjoin
ing Youngsville that had been farmed
by a tenant. Mr. Moss took charge
of this in the winter of 1913 and to,
day he has a farm of 250 acres.
Srrii' 2' arrcs U in. -woodland and
the remainder is in cultivation, past
ure, orchards or , lots. Cotton, corn,
soybeans, alfalfa, rye, oats and other
is made to produce because some of it
cost about $200 to buy and some is
now valued on Ih (" tax booksat ".$100
an acre; '
Mr. Moss uses the best of farm
machinerv. having two- and three-
- - rt . r ill i ti g implfments ir luded-inh.is
supply anu iarrniug au ui un.s ianu
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Work--iiiliJwi-riS ipSiVvnen ; ne
needs them. Ten hea. draft horses
are used on- the fanr. and all the
horse power needed on the farm is
grown. at home. Last year, the gross
profits from' this small place amount
ed to about $8,000 and were due in
a large measure to good methods of
cultivation, use of good seed, fertile
soil built by a cro rotation, and in
telligent business methods.
Application for Fish
Those desiring to apply for fish,
with which to restock the streams of
Macon county may now . obtain ap
plications at The Press office. These
applications should be sent off at once
as the-time for approval for the present-season-
is getting short. Those
interested, would do well to get their
applications Mondav at the farmers