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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1928
DEAN T. L BROWN
TO SPEAK HERE
Will Deliver Graduating Ad
dressLargest Class in
History of School to Re
According to an announcement made
here Friday of last week by Prof.
G. L." Houk, principal of the Franklin
High school, Dean T. E. Brown, de
partment of education, N. C. State
College, and director of vocational
education, state department of educa
tion, wijl make the commencement
address to the graduating class of the
Franklin High school next - Friday,
May 25. Prof. Houk will deliver the
diplomas to the largest graduating
class in the history. of the high school
here. Forty-five boys and girls arc
slated to receive diplomas, the largest
previous! class being 37 two years
ago. The class will appear at the
graduating exercises in caps and
gowns, each costume to cost only
During the present year the en
rollment in the high school amounted
to 310 with approximately 400 en
rolled in the elementary school. The
enrollment in ; the Franklin High
school totals to 7 per cent of the
school population of the county be
tween the ages of six, and twenty
one. It is--: stated that the- average
foil, the state is only. 5 per cent Ten
per cent of the school population en--aw-;.
in ; tbeV high - schoob,'"..ol.i::;-any
m i m'n injury inlwi.ft. ' tyi u.ii jiiiainii iiwuniiiw m ii ii n , i j in
ord and one wtncdiTew counties af
tain. According to available records
for the past two years Macon county
is fast approaching this figure. The
rapid increase of the Franklin High
school this year has necessitated the
employment of another teacher for
next year. .
Miss Mattie .Angel's music class
will give a recital on Thursday night
Says That Everything for
Home Use Must be Raised
On the Farm Must Im
prove Land Year by Year.
Mr. Sam VanHook, who lives near
Prentiss was ' in town Saturday and
discoursed about farming in general
and gave his views as to what ails
Macon county to some extent at pres
ent. In the first place Mr. VanHook
believes that everything!, needed on
the farm in the way of food for man
and "beast should be grown-on the
farm when possible. With the ex
ception of wearing apparel, sugar,
salt, and coffee Mr. Vanhook buys
practically nothing. Macon county is
spending prabably $50,000 to $75000
per year for tobacco, but Sam does
not contribute to this general fund
he raises his own tobacco. Those
who use tobacco will probably spend
on the average 10 cents per day per
man for the privilege of chewing or
smoking. This amount to $36.50 per
year or considerably more than the
taxes paid by the average man. Mr.
VanHook truthfully stated also that
the farmers in this county, because of
the small fields and rough lands, can
not compete withfarmers elsewhere
in raising corn andvvheat. He came
to this conclusion some, years ago and,
consequently, is' now Vlevoting con-
-siderable-of- his -time - tdtruck-iarm
ing, and, incidentally, is making good
along this line. Mr. VanHook also
considers his farm as hit sole source
of income and is therefore improving
his plant from year to year so as -to
get greater production and make an
easier living. He is . of the opinion
that a farmer who does . not use ail
means at hand to improve his farm
is on the road to disaster. In other
words the practice of continually tak
ing from the land and giving nothing
in return will, within a few years,
make the farm valueless and a liabil
ity instead of an asset. There is
nothing complicated about Mr. Van
Hook's methods. He works on a sirn
pie formula improve the land, grow
everything possible on the farm for
home iue and sell the surplus.
Tickets for the Rhododendron Fes
tival at Asheyjlle, June 5th, are now
on sale at 'both drug stores,' Scott
Griffin hotel and The Franklin Mil
ITE1S OF NEWS
Interesting Locals and Oth
er News from Macon
County's Popular Moun
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Foreman, of
Atlanta, paid Highlands a short visit.
They expect to return later for the
Mr, "Scott Hudson was in town in
the interest of the golf course. Don
ald Ross, the golf course architect,
was also here.
Mr. and Mrs. Preoleau Hedden are
rejoicing over the arrival of a new
baby. We have not heard whether
it is a girl or a boy.
Mr. I, E. Rice has been quite ill
with double pneumonia, but is rc.
ported to be much improved. His
daughter, Mrs. Bennett, of Hender
sonville, has been with him. ,
Mrs. Jessie C. Lamb, of Union
Point, Ga., is now occupying her sum
mer home here. Mrs. Lamb's friends
are. glad to welcome her back.
Mrs. Lamb Perry, of Charleston,
with her sister, Mrs. Charles Scott
of Union Point, Ga., arrived in High
lands on Saturday. Mrs. Perry has
come up 'to spend the summer in her
home on the mountain., Her friends
are glad to welcome her.
The Woman's Guild of the Civ
of the Incarnation met with Mrs.
W.. S Davis on. Wednesday after
noon. The sewing circle met with Mrs.
Holt, and Miss Rebecca Nail motored
to Lake Kanuga' last week to attend
the Episcopal convention.
Mr. Lawrence Hicks returned home
from the hospital this past week.
Mr. Walter Williams has been con
ducting a series of meetings at the
Methodist church the past week.
Miss Mary McKinney is visiting
her aunt. Mrs. Fred Grant ,in Wal
halla, S. G.
Miss Margaret Harry has returned
from a business trip to Washington,
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Davis, Miss
Eva Potts and Chester Steele motored
to Seneca, S. C, Sunday to hear the
high school commencement sermon. .
BIGGER BUSINESS BULLETIN
FOR THE CONSERVATION OF LOCAL BUSINESS TO LOCAL
THE FRANKLIN PRESS
A Non-Advertising Merchant Helps Promote
The man who does a successful business is the man who lets the
public know what he is doing it with.
There is not a business on earth that will not respond to and be
benefitted by advertising except possibly counterfeiting.
Mail-order buying is growing stronger each year simply because
of the persistent advertising used in describing the merchandise
If the merchandise you carry is of the high quality you claim for
it, advertise that fact to the people of your community and stop
them from sending to mail-order houses for the very things you have
The more publicity you give your store the more sales your store
will make ; the more sales your store 'makes even at a lower per
cent profit the more money you make, and the greater the reputation
of your store as a good place to trade. 1
Square dealing will always pay dividends. If you are square and
yourbusinessconductandveur goods find pricesa reT RIGHT7don't
fail to tIl the people of it every week of the year through your home
Give the greatest possible number of the folks of your community
- an opportunity to profit by your merchandise offerings and by the
prompt and efficient service your store renders the community.
To increase your sales and build up your business you must se
cure new customers, and to get these customers you must tell the
public what you have to offer. This can be accomplished in only one
way and that is by regular use of your home newspaper. '
Thrift is a by-word today in most every household. The people
read the catalogs and newspapers at every opportunity: Is your
offering of merchandise values where the prospective purchaser can
benefit by it or is the space you should have taken occupied by a
more enterprising out-of-town concern?
If the home merchant fails to make full use of the local newspaper
in presenting his merchandise offerings to the people of his com
munity, can he blame the home folks for making full use of the
big mail-order catalogues in buying their goods or for driving over
to some neighboring city or town to purchase them?
The day a merchant leaves his store-news announcement out of
the home newspaper is the very day he looses the greatest opportuni
ty for gaining new patrons for his store, and is the very day that he
helps promote mail-order sales in his own trade territory.
Franklin to Present Russian
Episode In Rhododen
. dron Festival '
The cast for the Russian episode,
which will be staged by Franklin, has
been announced as follows ; Lyles
Harris, Tzar; Dick Jones, Tzarovitch;
Freda Siler, Tzarevna; Elizabeth Cun
ningham, page; Roy' McCracken,
wicked old man; Nell Cunningham,
witch ; Howard Barnard, forest de
mon; Alex Stewart, Elmon Teague,
and Sanford Glenn, three wise men;
Myra Stribling, and Katherine Siler,
two ladies in waiting. Mr. Harris is
secretary of the Franklin Chamber
of Commerce, and Mrs. Allan Siler
is chairman for the production of he
Rehearsals at Franklin arc under
way, ' and the colorful costumes arc
now being made.- Over 1,000 blue
prints of costumes for the different
nationalities were sent out by Miss
Russell. Each actor furnishes' his
own- costufmc, which is made accord
ing to plans furnished by Miss Rus
sell. Materials for the costumes will
cost 50 cents each. Ashevillc Times.
In Chattanooga Will
Be Here Ten Days
Rev. J. A. Bryson, of Windsor,
Mu, is visiting his pVcnts, Mr. and
Mrs. J. K. Bryson on the Cullasaja.
Rev. Mr. Brysdh attended the Bap
tist Convention in Chattanooga, then
visited his brother, J. W. Bryson,
in Rome, Ga.', and will visit his sis
ter, Mrs. W. A. Collins, at Knoxr
ville on his return home in about ten
days. Rev. Mr. Bryson has a host
of friends in Macon who arc always
glad to see him on his trips to his
native county. .
J. 1 LOWE HAS
VERY OLD GOURD
Gourd Grown by His Grand
father 110 Years Ago
Holds One and A Half
Mason's branch which empties into
the Little Tennessee just below the
lotla bridge, is famous for a number
of things. One of the finest gem
mines in the county is located on this
branch. Along about 1818 Mr. Lowe's
grandfather, Billy Mason, located on
the branch which now bears his
name. In those days the Chcrokces
owned' this country, killed deer and
wild turkeys as needed for food,
speared big trout from the streams
and otherwise enjoyed life to the
fullest possible extent, y About the
time mentioned the white men began
drifting into the county and among
them was Billy. Mason who settled on
Mason branch. Receptacles of all.
kinds were hard to transport across
the mighty mountains, so Billy-. Mason
decided that he -would grow his own
receptacles. With this end in view
he planted a few gourd vines which
far surpassed in production the one
claimed by Jonah. In additions to
gathering receptacles for the meager
supply of sugar and coffee, gourds of
all sizes and shapes were made into
dippers and other necessary, house
hold articles. But the pride of Mr.
Mason was a gourd that loomed up in
the corner of the fence and resembled
a big wash pot. This gourd hold"
exactly- one. and a. half-, bushels, and
is now a prized possession of Mr.
U. D. G. Chapter
The United Daughters of the Con
federacy is an old organization;
Franklin is an old town ami well
organized in Men's and women's clubs,
but somehow has missed the U. I). C.
.Franklin, however, now has a chap
ter, or will soon apply for a charter.
Mrs. David Hall, daughter of the late
Judge Fred Moore, of Sylva, district
director of the 'First - District of the
U. D. C, motored over to Franklin
last Thursday afternoon, .accompanied
by Airs. Scroup ' Knloe. These ladies
were met by several -Franklin ladies
at the residence of Mrs. F. L. Siler.
The result was the' organizing of a
chapter with the following officers,
elected: President, Mrs. (ico. Slagle;
vice-president, Ed Cunningham ; secretary-treasurer,
Miss Lillie Rankin;
historian, Mrs.' Thos. Maxwell 'Slavic;
Registrar, Mrs. Franklin McCracken.
The following ladies were present
at the -meeting, or sent -in - their
names: Mrs. Ed Cunningham, Mrs.
Jesse Sloan, Mrs. S. L. Rogers, Mrs.
Gilmer Jones, Mrs. Thos. M. Slagle,
Mrs. Carl Slagle, Mrs. dco. Slagle,
Mrs. Bert Slagle, Mrs. F. L. Siler,
Mrs. F. 'Y. McCracken, Mrs. Octic
Kelly, Mrs. Zeke Byrd, Mrs. T. J.
Johnston, Miss Lillie Rankin, Mrs,
F. T. Smith.
You arc eligible to be a "Daughter"
if your i father, grandfather or uncle
served the Confederacy in any ca
pacity. We would like more charter
members. Any one who is eligible
and interested, living in Franklin or
Macon county who would like to join,
please communicate 'with' -Mrs. . I. L.
Siler or Mrs! (ko. Slagle
The dues arc,, a", dallor a year;
meetings once a. month. The plans
are to get r our ..papers, and charter
this spring and begin the ' meetings
next fall. We -would like the nanus
as soon as. possible so we can' "order
Jiic Ii;il,(lsfor each one to fill", out.
ThTU. I). C. will be a means of
bringing some of the . town and
country-women in closer, contact. We
can get better acquainted wh;!o, vt
work together in the chapter keeping
record, of our dear cues who offered
their lives for their beloved .'South
landrecords' that can be handed
down to the coming' generations.'
' '. . v.M. l. S.
Kelly's Tea & Coffee Shoppe
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'Misses Elizabeth and Lassie Kelly
will open their tea and coffee shoppe
on Main street next Saturday. It is
understood that their sister, Mrs.
Greenwood, will be associated with
them, in the venture. The broad
porches of the Kelly home have been
screened and painted and equipped
with tables, chairs, etc. These porch
es will be used as a place to serve
the guests when the, weather is favor
able. Two rooms adjacent to the
porches will be used in inclement
weather. The name chosen is Kelly's
jTea & .Coffee . shoppe.
Sixteen 4-H Club Boys and
Girls Are Guests at Week
ly LuncheonProf. Bil
lings Makes Talk.
Undoubtedly the most enthusiastic
meeting held by the local Rotary
Club since its organization here last
November was the weekly luncheon
at the Scott Griffin hotel Wednes
day. At this luncheon the Rotary had
as its guests sixteen boys and girls
of the county who represented as
many different 4-H clubs. After the
dinner Prof. M. D. Billings made a
talk to the club members on the im
portance of thrift and the ability of
keeping their own counsel. At the
conclusion (if Prof Billings' talk each
club member present told where he
or she lived in the county and just
what phase of club work they were
engaged in. They also mentioned the
number belonging to their respective
clubs. The Rotarians themselves were
intensely interested in the talks of
the boys and girls. Their earnestness
manifested in club work was a revela
tion to m6st of the Rotarians. Aiding
the youth of the various communities
where Rotary is represented is one
oi mi; umics as wen as pleasures oi
the Rotary clubs. It is the general
ceived from their guests Wednesday
an inspiration that will result in a
better understanding of what the boys
and girls in Macon county are try
ing to do. Rotary realizes that the
future of Macon county depends up
on the success of the farming and
allied industries and that the 4-H
club members arc destined to make
their marks in their chosen lines.
The names of the boys and girls
present arc as follows: Lester Pat
ton, Route 1 ; John Davis, Maxwell
School; Paul McCoy, Etna; Robert
Fonts, lotla; Paul Amnions, Route 4;
(ilenn Dowdle, Cullasaja; Furman
Stiles, Route 2; J. M. Dalton, Lealh
ennan; Mack Norris, Cullasaja;
George Sloan, Franklin; Chas. Hunter,
Prentiss; Miss Jessie Hurst, Slagle
School; Miss Mary Watkins, Cullasaja
School; Fred P.ryant, Rainbow
Springs; Elmer Southard, Coweta
School, Otto; Miss Elizabeth Dowdle,
Finds Sentiment for Forest
and Game Protection 15
Years Ahead of Other
Sections of State.
J. S. Holmes, state forester; W, C.
McCormick, retiring assistant state
forester; Chas. H. Flory, incoming
assistant state forester, and W. K.
Beichler, district forester with head
quarters at Ashevillc, visited Frank--lin
and surrounding country Thurs
and and Friday of last week. Mr.
Flory was becoming acquainted with
his new duties while Mr. Holmes
was. making a general survey of fetr-'
estry conditions-, in this section of
the state and also gathering informa
tion on points of historical interest
in Macon county." He was particular
ly interested in the Indian mounds
lJLJ Ii ic r..iinli- ' twt t''l C11 Plir icwl it h
learn that the most fanous of such
mounds is located in the heart of
Franklin within a few yards of the
1 Hiring- his stay hen . Mr. Beichlef
found mi - k.TS held i1 captivity in
the county. However, he stated that
ihe Wayah Paid, Game Refuge will
be stocked with bears in the, next
year or two. Within the next 'month
it is expected that several fawn will
be brought to the . Mocal game refuge,'
the enclosure with the necessary sheU
tcr now being in readiness for any
number of young deer.
In their travels over the western
section of the state both Mr'. Holmes
and Mr. McComick stated that in re-
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game protection they found the peo
ple of Western North Carolina at
least 15 years ahead of the people
of other section of the state. In
Jdacon county they found the people
almost a unit in their desire to pro
tect the forest from fires and to con
serve ah' restock the. forests alnl
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