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VOLUME XL1H FRANKLIN, N. C , THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1928 NUMBER TWENTY-TWO
FrasiMm Extends Welcome To Disirict Conference
More Than 1000 People Pres
entDean T. E. Brown
Makes Excellent Address
Challenge to Politicians.
A spontaneous tribute to education
in general and to the Macon county
high school in particular was manifest
ed here Friday night when more than
a thousand people crowded into the
school auditorium to attend the grad
uating ' exercises. A class of forty,
the largest in the history of the in
stitution, received diplomas. After the
audience was seated the class marched
'down the two central isles and took
their places upon the stage. Prof.
G. L. Houk, principal, "then intro
duced Dean T. E. Brown of the State
College and state department of edu
cation. Dean Brown began his talk
by stating that in order to come to
Franklin, he had passed up an op
portunity to meet several German
educators at Raleigh. He paid a
high tribute to the efficiency of the
county and high school officials.
Dean Brown, this year has made ad
dresses to several graduating classes;
of high . schools-,throughout the state.
The --clasjk at Franklin was, the largest
ntssuBjecCrducatiort' asatt -invent
ment, Dean Brown commanded .me
close" attention of the audience foe
about an hour. T He sketched briefly
the history of education from the
dawn of history to the present. Only
twenty-five years ago, he said, the
public schol system of the state was
sadly lacking in many things now
considered absolutely necessary. In
connection with the schools and roads
Dean Brown , stated that the people
always pay, and pay dearly, for' the
things they do not get. ' Up until
recently such was the case in this
state. Now the people have good
schools and good roads for which
they are paying but getting full value
received for the investment. The
Dean then went into the various
phases of education as conducted by
the schools of the state and stressed
the importance of athletics and home
economics as well as the purely acad
emic phases of - educatibn. '
Misses Elizabeth Dowdle, Margaret
Franks and Elizabeth McGuire, stu
dents in the department of music,
then rendered a piano trio, after
which County Superintendent of
Schools,. M. D. Billings, delivered to
65 students, representing Franklin and
various country schools, certificates
showing them as qualified to enter
the Macon county high school next
fall. The students receiving these
certificates had to pass a standard
examination. During ,the course of his
remarks Mr. Billings stated that each
certificate was worth $20,000 to the
recipient provided the student grad
uate from high school.
After a piano solo by Miss, Cathe
rine Franks Prof. Houk made a short
talk to the graduating class. He re
ferred to the fact that within the past
three or four years Macon county
has lost by death many prominent
citizens. To take the place of these
citizens Macon county is turning out
graduates from high schools, colleges
and" universities. Diplomas were then
delivered to each of the graduating
By far Ithe largest crowd' that ever
assembled in the county for , an event
of this kind was present Friday night.
It is believed ,here that the interest
in education made manifest Friday
night is a direct challenge to the
politicians who are advocating a four
months term for Macon county
Mr. and , Mrs. D. D. Rice enter
tained at a bridge last Wednesday
evening in honor of the young people
An unusually lovely color scheme
was carried out with red roses and
After the game Mrs. Rice pre
sented the prizes. The high score
prize was won. by Mrs. Angel,
Jr. Mrs. Angel, also, was awarded
a prize for having drawti the lucky
tally. Mrs. G. L. Houk and Mrs.
Sam L. Franks assisted in entertain
ing. A delicious ice course, 'ws.
served. ' '' ;'
Miss Minnie Grace Morgan, Home
Economics instructor, ... left for. her
home , in Columbus, , Ga. Monday.. . .
Macon Chief Center of
Total Production of 500 Tons Per Month is Said to Make
This County Largest Producer in World Drying
Plant Under Construction
That Macon county is soon to be
come the largest producer of scrap
mica in the world was indicated here
today in an announcement by John
Davenport, general njanager of the
Franklin Mineral Products company.
Mr. Davenport stated that his com
pany is now constructing a mica dry
ing plant adjacent to the railroad near
the local depot. The plant will be
185 feet long by 30 feet wide and
will be ready for operations in the
near future. About two years ago
Mr. Davenport opened up an old
mica mine on Cowee Creek eight
miles from town, installed modern
machinery including equipment for
saving the kaolin and built a power
line from Iotla bridge to his mine.
Since opening the ' mine Mr. Daven
port has gradually added to his
equipment and increased production
of both kaolin and scrap mica. A
certain amount of sheet mica is also
obtained from this .mine. Beginning
next .month Mr. Davenport's mine'
produce 250 tons of scrap mica per
monthr Kth&w production - being r - thus
Davenport, will .make the mine of the
Frankljn Mineral Products company
the largest single producer of. scrap
mica ; " - 7 " " 7 " J
It is understood that the two mines
now operated by the Southern Mica
company, D. D. Rice, general man
ager, are producing approximately 250
tons sof scrap mica per month, most
of which is ground locally. With
Mr. Davenport's mine in full operation
in June he states that the combined
1 production of the three mines will
make Macon .county the largest pro
ducer of: scrap mica in the world.
Mr. Davenport also says that he will
ship from 50 to 100 tons of kaolin
The object of building a drying
BIGGER BUSINESS BULLE
A Business Boosting Bulletin for .
Promoting Local Business Interests '
THE FRANKLIN PRESS
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A Hen Keeps On Scratching
Even If Worms Are Scarce
Then Why Should a Merchant Stop Advertising When Business
As you desire and. expect the continual, all-year-round patronage
of the people of your sales community, just that much you should
continue, in season and out of season, your cordial invitation your
advertising to these customers that they do continue to patronize
your store and buy your goods.
If you use only the Christmas and New Years greetings as the
limit of your invitation for patronage and for presenting your goods
to the public, bow can you consistently Jack if the community folks
read the 'merchandise offerings in the catalogs and give the mail-order
nouses their patronage throughout the year, and when they do see
your invitation for patronage in the home paper along about Christ
mas time, patronize you at that time with but a dollar or so pur
chase? One is as consistant as the other.
Make your invitations for their patronage so cordial, the descrip
tions of the goods so alluring, the quality of the offering so high
that, a gallon of gasoline spent in reaching your store is an invest
ment to them, not an expense.
High sounding words do not alone sell goods. Establish a char
acter for your store the words of your advertising are truthful, the
quality of the goods j are dependable the buying public of your sales
territory will have confidence in what you tell them and will know
that you are offering the very best merchandise at the lowest possible
Do not lose eight of the fact that all men and women love a
bargain. And it is also true that a bargain is not always gauged
by the price tag. Just as it is harder to get a purchaser for goods
from an unknown firm, just that much easier it is to sell merchandise
at the lowest possible price.
Do not lose sight of the fact , that all men and women love
bargain. And H is also true hkt a bargain is not always gauged by
the price tag. Just as , it is harder to get a purchaser for goods
from an unknown firm, just that much easier it is to sell merchandise
in a store Advertising has made popular. '
The more you advertise your store the mere popular it will be
come with jhe buying public The more popular your store the more
you turn your goods over and the oftener your turn-over, the greater
your profits. .
Profit by the HEN. Worm or no worm, she scratches.
Business or no business, ADVERTISE. '
Child, Seven Years
Old Burned to Death
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome
Clark, who live near the foot of the
Cowees off the Dillsboro road, was
burned to the ground between twelve
and one o'clock Tuesday morning.
The entire family consisting of Mr.
and Mrs. Clark and seven children
were in the hous when the fire
was discovered. All escaped with the
exception of little Louise, seven years
of age. This child, for some unknown
reason was unable to get -out of the
burning building, her body being en
tirely consumed with the exception
of the bones which were recovered
after the fire had sufficiently cooled.
It is understood that the fire start
ed from the kitchen flue. It is said
that the family is in very needy cir
cumstances and a liberal subscription
list in their aid is being circulated
around the county this week.
'YvT'hirr;-"' of last e. week; i
'jJer' by 'a fcnife " wielded " by'a'Tioy
named Snead oyer on the Nantahala.
According to "reportsreaching Frankr
lin the fracas was the result of a col
lision of cars driven by the boys.
Preliminary hearing for Snead was
set for June 2. He. is now out on
bond, while Freeman, at last reports,
had left a local hospital where he re
MisS Margaret Siler, of Franklin
and New York, is visiting her mother,
Mrs. Margaret Siler.
plant, says Mr. Davenport, is to give
his customers a uniform product of
scrap mica. ; .
One Hundred and Eighty
Delegates of Waynesville
District Conference Ex-
The Methodists of Franklin will be
the honored hosts Sunday, Monday
and Tunesday to the Waynesville Dis
trict Conference. This conference
includes -, the . counties .:, of Haywood,
Jackson, Macon, Swain, Clay, ...Chero
kee and Graham. One hundred and
eighty delegates are expected to at
tend the conference hero. For the
past several days Rev. K. F. Mock,
local pastor, has been busy making
arrangements for the accommodation
of these delegates. The homes "f
Franklin have been thrown open to
the. visitors while those with no room
at home have undertaken to accom
modate one or . more delegates at
the local hotels. Sunday morning at
11:00 o'clock Dr. A. W. Plyler, editor
of the Christian Advocate, will preach
at Franklin Methodist church. At
8:00 p. m.. Dr. R. E. Nollner, of
Lake Junaluska, will Occupy the pul
pit. At 3:00 p. nr. the roll will be called
and committies appointed. At 3 :30
the lay leaders headed by James At
kins,. oL Waynesville,. will meet... At
4 :30 the program- calfe, for r a, report
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special mission periddfAfontfay'tnbrVi
ing the conference will again convene
at 9 o'clock, "adjourn " at "12 and
reconvene - at 2 o'clock. The same
hours will hold for the sessions on
The names of the delegates and
their respective home towns follow:
J. R. Church, J. W. Walker, Mrs.
A. L. Sronce, Mrsv-G. NJJaj&eis. J
A. Barker, J. N.' Boone, tfrTTDobsi.
D. V. Howell, J. Robert Long, Miss
Ruby Abbott, W. F. Weeks,- W. T.
Conley, L. S. Conley, J. E. Coburn,
Mrs. S. A. Hunter, Miss Viola Beck.
William Hornbuckle, Enoch Oocum
ma, Julius Taylor, Levi Queen, Mrs.
Annie Hornbuckle, Mrs. Mary Queen,
Mrs. Addie Hornbuckle.
J. S. Folger, D. H. Brown, F. G.
Brown, Mrs. I). H. Brown, Mrs. J.
S. Folger, Mrs. F. G. Brown, W. E.
Fines Creek '
H. C. Freeman, Roy Rodgers, M.
V. Bramlctt, K. B. McRary, W. A.
Graham, Miss Sarah Russell, Mrs.
H. C. Freeman.
J. C. Gentry, Paul- Hiatt, F. A.
West, Garrett West, J. R. Moffitt,
L. E.-Evans, 'Mrs. Cora Welch.
' . Canton
A. C. Gibbs, D. J. Kerr, Jl. D.
Secrcst, Mrs. G. L. Hampton, H. A.
Smathers, J. H. Kirkpatrick, O. M.
Hampton, Mr3. W. E. Sheffield, Mrs.
II. A. Heldcr.
Clyde Junaluska V
Frank Siler, H. E. Adams, H. dib
son, Mrs. R. C. Long, A.. S, Lesley,
Edwin Finchcr, G. M. 'Fish, J. R
Massie, Miss Anna Glosscr.
E. W. Nccdham,. C. A. Campbell,
F.' E. Shcltoti, F- K: Whiddcn, K. M.
Ferguson; Hugh Katcliffc, Mrs. W.
D. Kettner, Miss Lura 'May Noland.
R. F. Mock, .1. L. Teague, J. W.
Street, T. J. Johnston, J. S. Porter,
J. A. Porter, J. S. Conley,- R. C.
Gabrcls, T. W. Porter.
Franklin Ct. v
J. H. Strickland, A. W. Jacobs.
Albert Ramsey, R. L. Poindexter, J.
T. Jennings, L. T. Watkins, Edd
Dowdle, Mrs. Laura Ramsey, Mrs.
L. E. Spahr.
C. S. Plyler, A. L. Penland, G. H.
Haigler, McRae Crawford, Edgar
Price, W. M. Carter, R. G. Smith,
W. A. T. Carter, Mrs. Nellie Ander
son. , -
C. E. Williams, W. S. Davis, Miss
Susan Rcie, M. I). Edwards, .H.' O.
Penland, Love Henry, Mrs. J. Z.
L. H. Hipps, A. M. Edwards, Z.
A. Ashe, E. B. King, N. P. Saunders,
Miss Fanie Burr patterson.
H. P. Fowell. K. V. Weaver, Mrs;
H. G. Elkins, Mrs. E. B. Norvell. R.
A. Akin, C' K: Hoover, R. M. Fain.
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LAWS WITH TEETH
Twenty-six Western Coun
ties Form Protective
Sportsmen of 26 counties in the
western part of the state recently per
fected an organization at Asheville.
known as the Western North Carolina
Game and Fish Protective association.
C. N. Everett, of Brevard, was elect- J
ed president of the association and
Z. B. Byrd will act as director from.
Macon county. The association made
several recommendations to the state
game and fish commission looking to
a greater protection of game and fish
in the counties concerned. It was
proposed ' to standardize the laws in
all 20 counties and specify greater
penalties for violation of the pro
posed laws so that in most cases
those who violate the law will be
brought before judges of the superior
courts rather than before justices of
the peace. Among other recommenda
tions it was decided to ask for a
closed season on wild .turkeys for
five years, on pheasants and grouse
for three years, that a special license
of $15.00 be charged for killing deer
and that one buck per season be the
limitc the-money, thus-received to be
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instead of $3.00 and that county li
cense remain as at present." The mon-
ey from fishing license to be used
solely to stock the streams and to
protect the fish. A season of only
one month was recommended for
raccoons, shooting at night to be
made a felony instead of a mis
demeanor, that high powered rifles
only be used in shooting deer, that
a; full time game and fish 'warden
be employed in each county and that
his salary be made sufficiently high
tp attract desirable men.
Macon county is now practically
without deer, but some are soon to
be freed on the Wayah Bald Game
Refuge. To give the deer a start
in this county it will be necessary
for several citizens to sign a peti-;
tion to the state game and fish com
mission ' recommending a closed seas
on for five years. ,
The association referred to above
will have three classes of members
pledge members, paying members and ,
sustaining members. Pledge mem
bers will be admitted without charge,
paying members to pay one dollar
per year and sustaining members as
much as they wish. At the meeting
of the association several members
of the state game and fish commis-.
sion were present and tactily approved
all recommendations, it is said. This
commission will meet in July to act
upon the recommendations submitted.
The Western North Carolina Game
aiid Fish Protective association antici
pates that the commission will act
favorably on all recommendations. ,
Thus within a few weeks twenty
six counties in the western section of
the state will probably have game and
fish laws .with more teeth in them,
laws that must' be respected and obey
ed, or a road sentence served. It will
not be necessary for the legislature
to pass" iny additional laws as- the -game
commission has blanket author
ity to make any changes.
The pledge card adopted by the
Nantahala Sportsmen association and
signed by several hundred men in this
county about two years ago was used
as a model for the larger association.
It is said that the local association
was instrumental in getting the state
fish and game laws passed at the
last session of the legislature.
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Mrs. Geo. Hedden and part of hef
children, of Cashiers, spent the week
end with relatives and friends.
Mr. Frank Peek, of Franklin, was
visiting home folks last Sunday.
Mr. Everett Mashburn is home
since school closed at Franklin.
Mrs. W. A." Keener and little
granddaughter, Virginia, went to pay,
Mr. L. Holbrook a visit at Otto, Sun
Mr. H. Keener is home from Bos
ton, Mass. .
Miss Alice and Messrs. Cha$. and
Canton Henry, of Ellijay, were' wel-,
come visitors in our community Sun-"
As Mr; Woolum could not come
Mr. J. W. Keener preached a good
crmon to an attentive ccnjrresatiou