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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1928
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One Hundred Fifty Dele
gates Present Protracted
Meeting to Begin Next
V Rain did not dampen the ardor of
the 150 delegates who attended the
annual conference of . the Waynesville
district of the Methodist ' church
which convened here Sunday and
Monday of this week. In point of
interest manifested J by the delegates
and the local Methodists the confer
ence was an unusual success. At
tendance was excellent as compared
with. ast,cpjiference mectihgsand
considering the fact that rainy weather
held during the entire time.
The conference opened Sunday
morning with a sermon by Rev. A.
W. Plyler of Greensboro, editor of
the North Carolina- Christian Advo
cate. His subject was "The Eternity
of God," and, according to Rev. R.
F. Mock, the local Methodist pastor,
the subject furnished the visiting
editor with a cowerfulV topic for a
sermon subject. '
The Sundav afternoon session open
ed at 3 o'clock. This was a business
meeting at which the roll call of the
district ministers and delegates was
held. ' Reports from various district
charges on--special missionary work
The business session was followed
by a Laymen's meeting at which talks
were made by James Adkins, Jr., of
Waynesville and "Robert J Long-ot
Bryson City. On Sunday night Dr.
R. E. Nollner, of Lake Junaluska,
preached on the subject of "Progress."
On Monday morning the district
delegates heard a talk on church
hospital work by Dr. Coleson of the
Oteen Hospital at Asheville. This was
followed by a discussion of Epworth
League work by G. G. Adams, Ep
worth League worker, A Sunday
school talk followed by W. O. Wool
sey of Lexington. The Monday morn
ing ' session closed with an address
from Dr. C. W. 1 rowbnclge, pres
ident of Weaverville College. The last
night . of the conference was given
over to a sermon by J. K. Lhurch ot
The . regularly scheduled meetings
of the conference came to a close on
Monday night. , Delegates completed
last minute duties on Tuesday and
left for home on that day. The
Waynesville District includes the
counties of Haywood, Jackson, Macon,
Swain, Clay, Cherokee and Graham.
' Rev. P. W. Tucker is the presid
ing elder of the Waynesville District,
in which capacity he has closed his
fourth year. The next conference
will meet in Waynesville in 1929.
Rev. R. F. Mock, pastor of the
local Methodist church rtated that
he wishes to express his thanks
through The Press for the splendid
service rendered by his people and
the . members of other churches in
town toward entertaining the delegates
of the conference. In addition he
expressed his appreciation to The
Press for the co-operation he received
in the matter of publicity.
Next Sunday morning, Rev. Mock
announced a protracted meeting will
begin at the Methodist church. Rev.
Mock will begin each evening at 8
o'clock All churches are invited to
co-operate with the local Methodists
in making the meeting successful.
j One-of -the- saddest- accidents Jn tthc
history of the county occurred Tues
day night about dusk when Jimmy
Cohley, eight-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ingram Conley, who live just
across the river 'from Riverside, was
accidentally killed by his brother, Bill,
ten years of age. According to re
ports reaching Franklin Bill's father
had sent the boy to the' house to get
a shot gun with which to shoot a
, rabbit. . The younger boy went along.
It is presumed that Bill in trying to
ibreak the gun to see whether or not
;1t was loaded accidentally discharged
jthe piece. The charge to6k ' effect
tm the head of Jimrriy who died with
'In 30 minutes. . ( ,' !
The remains were interred at Dry
man's Chapel on Tesefita Wednesday.
f' In addition to his parents the .de
ceased boy is survived by the follow
ing named brothers and sisters : Kate,
Bill and Mary Louise. , -.''
NEWS ITEMS OF
HIGHLANDS, N. C.
Interesting Locals and Oth
er News from Macon
County's Popular Moun
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hodgson and
little daughter . of Athens, Ga., are
occupying Miss Huger's cottage for
Mr. Grossenbacher and family of
Apopka, Fla., are in Highlands for
the summer. Mr. Grossenbacher has
a summer home on Flat Mountain.
Mr. Scott Hudson and Mr. Carleton
Smith, of Atlanta, were in town
Dr. Mary E. Lapham, Mrs. Duncan
Doubal, Miss . Valerie Doubal and
Miss - Carolyn Barker have returned
from a. winter inSt. Augustine, Fla.,
Dr. Lapham, Mrs. Dou gal and Miss
Dougal have been away since last
April, having spent last summer in
Mrs. . Preoleau Heddon, who has
been seriously ill, is reported . much
A number of people met at the
cemetery on Wednesday and cele
brated Memorial Day by helping to
make our cemetery look more attrac
tive. Miss Nellie Cleaveland motored 'to
Ashevlle last week.
The first movie of th season on
Saturday night drew a large and ap
preciative audience, '
The news of the sudden death of
Mr. A. J. Davis of Greenwood.S. C,
on Friday night - was a shock to
the foremost promoters of Highlands
in the past few years. He was very
much liked "and respected by " all who
knew" him,- andd - Highlands - has -sustained
a great loss in his passing.
Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Marrett have
returned from a short visit in At
lanta., Mr. I. R. Rice is again able to
be out after his serious illness.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Sullivan of
Anderson, S. ., have opened their
summer home in Higghlands.
At the regular meeting of the town
board Monday night, May 4th, the
following ordinances were passed:
That all parking on Main street
between Logan Allen's residence and
the Kelly home be limited to one
hour only betwen the hours of 8
a. m. and 7 p. m.
That all water customers outside the
limits of the town using water from
the town water supply system shall
pay a minimum of $1.50 per -month
and fifty cents per thousand over
the minimum. :
BIGGER BUSINESS BULLETIN
Combating Mail-Order Competition
THE FRANKLIN PRESS
"As Good As Old Wheat In the Mill"
! . - .
When you have so thoroughly established the good name of your
house and your business, for positive dependability as to gain that
supreme confidence of the people of your community: "Jones' store
is as good as old wheat in the mill," you have about reached the
ultimate in merchandising desires.. But the road to that objective,
is strewn with the wrecks of merchandising efforts.
The greatest asset of any store is not cash, accounts receivable,
or merchandise, but being a popular trading center having the good
will of the-entire-community. - Regular advertising togetherwith
fairr honorable treatment quickly builds this greatest of all assets and
makes for a steady and increasing business.
- Newspaper-publicity obtainable at I the least expense gives jrour
Business the greatest tonic feeds it with the most strngthening
food supports it on the strongest foundation of any of the essen
tials that enter into present day merchandising.
'Advertising works for efficiency, because it draws in trade from
the surrounding community and nearby towns. Regular store-news
advertising provides the home folks with something to read besides
People are always interested in merchandise offerings and like to
read, study and plan on their future purchases. They will always
follow the lead of a "live-wire" and will go a greater distance to
trade at a store that shows enterprise.
An enterprising merchant is one who is constantly striving to se
cure a greater volume of business. To secure a greater volume of
business he must draw trade from every section of his trade terri
tory. v.Tbe largest volume or capacity turnover can be, secured only
by telling the public about the different merchandise offerings and
by; extending to the town and country folks a cordial ; invitation to
visit the store often.
Persistency in advertising will quickly build for your business its
greatest asset 'v
BOYS SELL PIGS
Will Bank Money and Re
investWorked Hard to
Get Money to Buy Pigs
Truck Crops Underway.
Seven of the 34 Maxwell School
boys, all seven of whom are 4-H
club members, came to the hog sale
last Wednesday with pigs which
brought them a total of $131.66. The
pigs were brought by the Maxwell
Schol boys last January and February
for $5 each. Feed for each pig
amounted to $5, and the prices re
ceived for the fattened hogs ranged
from $13.77 to $22.40. The allowance
forf eed,according- ta- Lyles -Harris,
county "agent," was -not-sufficient-to
fatten the pigs to the -extent that
would have been possible had a larg
er amount been allowed.
The names of. the boys bringing
hogs to the sale, along with the
amount received by 'each follow:
Robert Davis and Stanley Hamilton
(who owned one hog in partnership)
$22.40; Raymond Hamilton, $18.70;
Carlton Davis, $14.49; John Davis,
$17.60;- Bobbie Rector, $13.77; Lester
Garrison, $21.30. The price drawn at
the sale was 10 cents a pound. The
total weight of the six hogs was
1,114 pounds, an average of 186 pounds
to the hog. ...
Each of the boys mentioned above
will start a bank account with the
profit from the sale, or will reinvest
in other hogs. Various methods were
uscd.by Mhe -4-H.. member sto -raise j
payments at the rate orlO cents an
installment. The money was earned
at such obs -as matching -xats pickp
ing strawberries, and on the sale of
chickens. The majority of it was
paid to the boys on their regular
pay day, the last Saturday in every
month. In addition to their board
and clothing they receive 10 cents an
hour for work done on the farm.
Mr. L. H. Watkins, superintendent
of the Maxwell School reports that
all of the 34 boys now on the farm
are from Western North Carolina
with the exception of three from
Georgia-and one from Virginia. Each
boy has' a alloted space for a gard
en which averages about an eighth
of an acre. From 3,000 to 5,000 to
mato plants wil be put on sale with
in the next few days, all of which
will come from the gardens. Mr.
Watkins stated that they are plan
ning two acres of tomatoes for the
cannery in addition. These will be
brought to town in the school truck,
canned, and returned for use on the
An electricjight plant is being
planned at the school which will fur
nish 110 voltsahdwit"be5uf f icient
Equalization Board Gives
Macon County Increase of
$4,342 S t a n d a r d of
Teachers to Be Raised.
The equalization fund allowed by
the state board of education for
Macon has been increased from $40,
153 last year to $44,495 for the school
year opening in September. This is
an increase of $1,342, and will be used
to raise the standard of the present
teaching force in Macon county. The
increase was based on last year's
leaching force, and was provided for
by the board on June f.
This is, according to Prof. M. 1).
Billings, county superintendent of
schools7anothcrmovc-in - the tffort
being made' to raise-the standards of
Macon county schools by providing
funds that will enable authorities to
employ teachers holding higher certi
ficates. The increase 'in the equalization
fund was largely due to the effort
of Miss Elizabeth Kelly, a member
of the equalization board and form
erly of Franklin. Prof. Billings com
mended the work of Miss Kelly in
securing the increase for Macon
Franklin last Monday and stated that
the election , for consolidation of the
schools in certain districts in High
lands township will take place next
Saturday. This man was certain the
vote for consolidation will carry pro
vided the voters turn out for the
election. ' In cases of this kind, he
says, a majority of the registered
voters and not a majority of the votes
cast is necessary to carry the elec
tion. Those in favor of consolidation
are urging the people to turn out
and vote. Otherwise indifference may
lose the opportunity for consolidation.
The first commencement in the his
tory of the teacher training class will
be held in the school auditorium next
Friday night at 8 o'clock. ,Miss Helen
Burch, in charge of this department,
has made extensive preparations to
entertain the audience and at the same
time to shsow the public what is be
ing done in the way of training teach
ers - at theFranklin - High - school,
Among other features of the com
mencement will be a playlet by the
class depicting the work of the de
partment. The kindergarten class will
stage a King Cole festival. . Miss
Elizabeth Kelly, who has much ex
perience in educational work through
out the stale, will deliver the literary,
address to the class .after which
County Supcrintendcn of Schools M.
I). Billings will deliver teacher cer
tificates to the following named grad
uates: Lula Allen, Hattic .( Cnbc,
11a Elliottc, Clara Hall, .Louise Hen
derson, Veva Howard, Arthur M asli
burn, Mae McCoy, Freda Siler, Alice
Cunningham and Mrs. Claude Roper.. .
to run the school laundry. Approx
imately $900 has been raised ' toward
this end, and within GO'days Mr.
Watkins hopes to have -both 'the
plant and laundry in operation..
On June 14 the Maxwell School will
receive 8,000 trout which will be rais
ed byr the- boys fhechooLirOrout
boxes mad" . recently, and l,lac.0(' nl
a spring stream on a mountain Til"
eluded .withthe farm. When the
trout are grown they- will probably
be placed in the Nantahala streams
or in mountain streams nearer the
school. This work is done by the
school in order that more fish may
be had in the streams of the county,
and is free of charge to anyone.
It will be nine months before the
trout will be ready for 'distribution
At that , time they will have reached
a length of approximately three inch
es. The Maxwell School was establish
ed in 1914. It was more or less dis
organized during the war, but has
grown steadily since the armistice
was signed. The farm is the gift of
Mr. T. M. Slagle, in memory of his
little son Maxwell. The school is
operated under , the supervision of
the Asheville Presbytry of the Pres
Stages Russian Episode in
Pageant of Rhododendron
F e s t i v a 1 Only, Town
West of Asheville Represented.
The atmosphere of old Russia was
in evidence at Asheville last Tuesday
night at the municipal stadium when
the Franklin people put on the Rus
sian episode of the giant Rhododen
dron Pageant at 8:30 o'clock. A
slight drizzle preceded the opening of
the pageant. In spite of the threaten
ing weather of the late afternoon ap- .
proximately 10,000peoplewcrc prcs-
ent see F.ranklin andthept her
tQvvnsinihegreatesl pageant in the
history of Western North Carol'mu.
A generous number of Franklin people
journeyed to Asheville to lend en-'
couragemcnt to their friends from
Macon. These visitng ' Franiklinites
have returned to town with high
praise for the excellent manner in
which the Macon county people did
their part. For be ,it remembered
that not all those taking Franklin's
part in the pageant were from the
town itself. Quite a number from
the country were also in the cast.
The entire pageant in so far as speak
ing parts were concerned, were broad
cast from station WWNC. In addi
tion to the wide newspaper publicity
received by reason of Franklin's part
in the pageant listeners at radios in
all -parts of the United: States- learned
TV.. .:-:--t -Klimv, was eqiiTi""
the words ot the pcrtormers to De
caried to all parts of the field.
The Pageant opened with a" march -headed
by the icing and - queen of
the Festival. The march was follow
ed by the prologue, or Rusian epi
sode of the Pageant, which was put
on by representatives from Franklin.
Like the other episodes, it took the
form of a fairy story. The young
tsarevina, Freda Siler, - is asleep and .
refuses to be awakened. The tsar
esnds for the wise men of the coun
try who tell him that nothing will
awaken the young tsarevina except
the scarlet rhododendron blossom
which abounds on the craggy heights.
Richard Jones, the tsarovitch, goes
in search by the old witch, Nell Cun-
ningham. The rhododendron blooms
arc guarded by a demon, Howard
When the flower has been found,
the young - tsarevina awakens and
dances the Spirit of Russia. This was
done very beautifully by Miss Freda
Siler, and the dance was an authen
tic Russian dance. Miss Nell Cun
ningham, the witch, is reported to
have done her part especially well.
All other members of the cast also
did well. " One of the wise men, Ross
Zachary, failed to appear, and a Sub
stitute was found for his at Ashe
ville. The costumes wornwere especially
effective in creating the air of old
Russia. Franklin visitors to the
Pageant ' reported that the costumes
compared very favorably wth those
worn by representatives of other towns.
Franklin was the only town West
of Asheville to '.take, part in the
Pageant. Other towns besides Ashe
ville which took part are Brevard,
Burnsville, West Asheville, and Le
T. W. Alexander, formerly connect
ed with the forest service at Frank
lin, took the part of the Spirit of
the Mountains, and delivered the pro
logue '. entitled, "The Spirit of. the
Eternal Hills." He made the an
nouncements in connection with the
presentation Tuesday night. He is
reported to have looked very noble
and dignified in the costume he wore,
doing 7 his partcYcciTcntly. Music
was "furnished by the Lenoir high
T"hc cmnpletcr-tast from Franklin1
included: The Tsar Mr. Lyles Harris;
the tsarevina Miss Freda Siler; the
tsarovitch Mr. Richard Jones; the
wise men Mr. Roy McCrackcn and
Mr. Sanford Mann; the page Miss
Elizabeth Cunningham; the old witch
Miss Nell Cunningham; the old
wizard Mr. Z. B. Byrd; the demon
Rev. J. A. Bryson, native of Macon
county, and now pastor of the Bap
tist church at Windsor, Mo., preached'
at the Franklin Baptist church last
Sunday night. On Sunday morning
Rev. Bryson held Memorial services
at Sugarfork. He reported that an
exceptionally la-gc congregation at
tended the services.