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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1928
Reporter Interviews Prom
inent. Men Concerning
Pavi at Depot Think
iv. K. onould Lo-operate.
y , j vwi uiu iu opinion prevalent
-.'-aiming rranKim men wo do bus
iness near tfcT street which leads
from highwajL No. 28 up by .' the
aiuund rmvisiun company, me can
nery, and, then to Phillips bridge,
there is an urgent need for paving
tne street v as tar as the cannery, if
not farther. It is noihterl nut tU
the road is next to impassable in
rainy weather, that wagons and trucks
must pull through mud knee deep
In some places. The amount of trav
el on this section of road is tre
mendous, yet no move has been tak
en to remedy the condition
W. L. HIGDON expressed himself
as follows : "1 here is more1 travel
on this road than on any other road
ih the county. We have been fight
ing for a long time to get it paved,
and believe that it will be done bp
fore long. The Tallulah Falls rail
way owns about half of the road
between,, the depot and the whole
sale, and should bear half of the
expense of paving. There has been
talk of paving the Bonnie Crest
street, but the need of paving this
street is more urgent." '
Mr. Higdon also expressed indig
nation ,t the abundance of mud be
tween his place of business and the
railroad track;' Then odor- from the
.jraud i holesk is very, ; dis:
On Proposal to Sell Power
Plant City Manager
r orm of Government Dis
cussed by Many.
If . lack of opinion on the merits of
the city manager plan of government
may be taken as 'an indication of the
inefficiency of the mayor-aldermen
form of town government, Franklin
needs a change from the present svs
tern. The mavor and the aMormon
j . v uvvijiaii
were asked to give their opinions as
10. tne DrODOSal Of rmthnrr the Tn,.m
of Franklin under a ritv m'XTof
with full time salary whose duties
would include; the administration of
all city affairs : the selling of power
from the municinal nlant th vicit.
ing of other cities as a representative
from Franklin in the interests of
progressive movements, thp ran if
streets and paving, the direction of
the water works, of tax collections,
afid similar activities It is
out by those favoring the city man
ager plan that hrankhn is a million
and a quarter dollar town, and that
any corporation valupd at thi
would not have its business admin-;
istration left to a loose arrange- j
ment such as results from thp mavor.
alderman form of government.
In addition, the mayor and alder
man were asked to eive their onin-
10ns as to selling the power plant
to private operators. Their opinions
on both Questions are miotpd bplnw
where an exnression of oni n inn ra c
x M: -' ' vvuo
(V it is
HERE ON VISIT
Graphically Describes Mas
sacre of Major Francis
Dade and' Men Under His
tanbXfTrsEipped from" the """county
nrast De. leaded trom wagons standing
in these mud holes. The railroad,
Mr,, Higdori, stated, has agreed to
drain the mud holes if the Carolina
Provision company will furnish the
tiling. Mr. Higdon believes that the
( kilroad Nsiould buy half the tiling.
lne franklin furniture company
with a warehouse just above the
Carolina Provision company, took ad
vantage of the Tallulah Falls rail-
roaas oner ana drained the property
between the warehoiisp anH tho trartr
Mr. J. E. Lancaser pointed out that
conditions have now been made agree
able and sanitary. :
J. E. LANCZTER: "I believe that
the road shoultf.not only be paved
' as far as the cannery, but should
be extended one hundred yards be
yond to the pole yard. I understand
that if two-thirds of the property
holders petition for the pavement of
a street that the town must pave
the section, paying one-third of the
cost. , On this road, however, there
are such a small number of property
holders that it would hardly be fan
to ask them to 'bear one-third of the
"More dollars are taken in by the
concerns doing business - along this
. street than anywhere else in the coun
ty. If the town will pave its part
of the street, I am sure the railroad
will fill in with gravel the remain
. ing distance to the track."
CECIL PENDERGR ASS : "The
street should be paved and the rail
' road should bear half the cost."
R. M.. SHOOK: "Paving is the life
ot a town. 1 have been planning my
self to take the matter up with Mr.
' Gray, the Tallulah Falls railway re
ceiver. There is more traffic between
a lie depot and the cannery than on
ny other section' of road in the
ounty. I believe that a majority of
the people favor the paving of the
: m. 'l: dowdt f. "tu rav,mr
the street is one, of the most needed
projects of paving. It is used - prac
tically as much as Main street. The
town may not have the money i
do the paving, but it would pay to
cet it done in some wav.
I J. F. GRAY, receiver of the Tal-
lulah talis railroad, stated that the
f ' railroad would not pave the .part of
the street on the railroad property.
I It is believed by local citizens, how-
1 AtrOf hit IVI f f-1r tlrMll A fin. AtAn4A
T( v-i, uiai mi. VJlOJf VYUUIU VU'UJtl LC,
w c sutI Ilicriai is now neeaeu.
Falls Up and Down River
J Bob Davis and Bill M6ore recently
4 returned from Nantahala with a story
. of parts. Bill claims to have heard
fVSmighty splash , in the river and on
i j. v'stigation saw a lady s hat on the
' 9ui mtc ui uic . waier. inis nai
proved, in a moment or two, to be
on the. head of Miss Lassie Kelly
who was engaged in fishing and lost
her footing, going completely under
water. Bob Davis says that Miss
Kelly fell with her head up stream
, and feet down, otherwise she would
not have gone completely under, the
river being somewhat narrow at the
point of the accident. -
m J U .m nad
tion, and expressed a desire for
more time to consider them.
T. W. ANGEL : "I am not in favor
of selling the power plant. We are
in line for another cut in taxes this
year. As long as the town can re
duce its taxes through the
plant it is a paying proposition, and
it a Dusiness concern can make mon
ey off of the Dlant. so can the town."
Mr Artgel was undecided as to
tne city manager torm ot govern
ment. but stated that if a ritv man
acrec should he nut in. the town
should send out of the county for
him, m order that a man might be
secured who would be free from
HENKY CABE: "I favor selling
the power plant, if a reasonable prof
it can be realized on its sale. We
will not lose on it as long as the
mica mines continue to buy power,
but, when we are offered an amount
that will assure us a profit, I am in
favor of selliner. A orivate concern
will either sell nower fir f ft - nut
, ! O-- "
while the mayor and aldermen are
likely to prove irresponsible.
Mr. Caha did not exnress himself
on the city manager proposal. .
RAS PENLAND: "I am in favor of
selling the power plant, but have
not yet decided on the city manager
W. L. HIGDON: "My opinion is
that the nower nlant should be sold
if we can get the amount it is worth.
In regard to the city manager plan
of government, the taxes are already
too hieh for the town to afford the
change. If we can put in a city
manager and lower the taxes, l am
in favor of the plan."
JOHN E. RICKMAN: "I do not
favor selling the power plant" unless
the town can realize a considerable
margin of profit. It is now paying
under, the mayor and aldermen. If
it were sold the town would have to
pay for its lights and for the pump
ing of the town water."
Mr. Rickman expressed the oninion
that the mayor-aldermen government
is , inefficient. He stated that he
favored a commissioner plan of town
government, with one man on a sal
ary, to be aided and advised bv two
others. He pointed out that the
town clerk is one a salary ot only
$100 a month, and is doing the work
of three men with no stenographer.
M. L. DOWDLE: "I am onlv in
favor of selling the power plant if
we can get a reasonable amount of
profit on its sale. .
"I have been thinking of the city
manager plan of government for' some
time, and I doubt that the town is
large enough to adopt the system.
I also doubt that we' have money
enough, but it is true that as long
as aldermen remain in charge of
town affairs, that the government is
anybody's business or nobody's." .
A number of the citizens of Frank
lin were asked, for an expression
of opinion on the two auestions
Those who were willing to be quoted
ire named below along with the opin
ion of each.
E. S. HUNNICUTT: "If we ran
sell the power plant, it should not
(Continued on page eight)
A buyer of tropical fruits, for
which in the last quarter of a cen
tury he has paid a sum totaling seven
figures,-Mayo Dade, if Florida, is in
Franklin with his, family for a two
months vacation. Mr. - Dade, a de
scended of Major Francis Dade, who
was killed in the historical Dade mas
sacre in Florida in 1837. has a scran
book containing the account of the
massacre. And in the scrap book
Mr. Dade has a treasure of letters,
photographs and newspaper clippings
which graphically tell the'storv of his
own trips into the tropics and else
"I have been all over the Unitni
States," Mr. Dade said, "and I think
that tor natural beauty North Caro
lina and Virginia are hard to hpat
I like Franklin especially. The people
let . you do as you please ; they are
friendly and courteous. We , came
to .franklin in order to get away
from the larger, crowded resorts east
Mr. Dade turned in his scrap book
to the 'story of the. famous- Indian
massacre Jthe. storv-f how,, Major
WILL GIVE GOLD
S. H. JLyle, Manager Idle
Hour, Announces $30 in
Gold as Prizes for Week
Starting June 25th.
ironrrorrrirooRd'-1 tn"-1 .ulua - i
today) to Fort King. Major Dade,
with his escort, carried all the par
aphernalia of a military column mov
ing through enemy territory.
"The Indians had laid their plans
carefully and wfth skill," Mr. ' Dade
related, reternng to his scrap book
"After the military column had rmss-
ed the Hillsborough river, skirmishing
and sharp attacks at the head and
rear of the column were begun by the
red men. It was impossible to send
a runner back to Fort Rroolcp with
the' hundreds of savages lurking in
the rorests. As the party progressed,
the Seminoles became bolder. . thev
uttered shrill war prvs. and their at.
, J f . w
tacks became fiercer. Major Dade,
leading the column, was shot and
mortally Wounded bv a savacre Ivinjr
"The ficht then besan in earnest.
A final stand was made in a wooded
section. The crash of artillery and
of . rifle fire mingled with the yells
of Seminoles to break the subtropic
calm. The whites held out until the
evening of the third day. : Without
sjeep, without water, without food
(Continued on page eight) ,
According to an announcement here
last Saturday by S. H. Lylc, Jr.,
manager of the Idle Hour theatre,
this theatre will give away in prizes
on the- week starting June 25th
$30.00 in gold, without any obli
gation on the part of the public.
Beginning Monday night a five-dollar
gold piece will be given away each
night during the week. When buy
ing a ticket, for the show the pur
chaser will be given a numbered
slip that will entitle him or to a
chance at the gold piece. Drawings
will take place each night imme
diately after the show, ends.' The
one holding the lucky number owill
receive the gold piece.
In addition to the gold prize each
night a second and third prize will
be offered on Wednesday and Sat
urday nights. The second prize will
consist of four theatre tickets and
the third prize of two.
Thirty-Nine Land Transfers
Made in Macon County
During Month of May
Franklin Township Leads.
v Going Forward
Deeds filed with Horace J. Hurst,
register of deeds for Macon county,
show that 39 land transfers have
been made during the month of
May IS to June 15 inclusive. Frank
lin township leads all others with
14 deeds representing real estate
transactions. Highlands township
runs Franklin a close second with
11 deeds. Nantahala and Cowee tie
for third place with three deeds each.
Millshoal, Smith's Bridge, and El- -
lijay each show two deeds recorded.
Burningtown and Flats townships
each show one deed filed.
The complete list follows:
J. C. Shocklcy and wife to E. P.
Picklesimer and wife, 24 acres in '
J. N.. Fishef Sr., to Craig Fisher,
30 acres in Flats township.
Mamie A. Rogers to Franklin
Mineral Products 4 company, 1.9 acres
in the town of Franklin.
State Grant to T. R. Gray, 18 acres
in Ellijay township.
Mrs. Martha Gottwalls to High- -lands
Methodist church, one lot in
H. C. Hurst, et al, to J. M. Raby,
individual interest in, J. B. Gray
estate, Ellijay township.
Franklin. On the Robinson corner,
tne grading tor the new post office
building, which will house several
business concerns in addition tn the
post office, is being rapidly carried
on. ine building is due to be com
pleted by late summer, and will cost
in the neighborhood of $30,000.
W. L. Higdon and J. S. Porter
are pushing the construction of the
wall work of a new building by the
idle Hour theatre, the completion of
a . .. . . -
wnicn is expected within the next
few weeks. The lower floor, it ie
understood, will be used for a res
taurant and bakery. This' will be
managed by Frank Norton. Mrs. T.
M. fioilman will also use a part
ot the tirst tloor for a nressmtr rlnh
Sanitary, flow system equipment will
be installed for this nurnose. Mrs
The Crawford family reunion will
be held this year again at Lake
Burton on lulv 8th. We hone as
many of- the family as possibly can,
win be present.
RIGGER BUSINESS ftULLETIN
FOR THE CONSERVATION OF LOCAL
BUSINESS TO LOCAL BUSINESS FIRMS
THE FRANKLIN 'PRESS
The Proven Value of Persistent Advertising
Do ypu know, Mr. Merchant, that according to Boyd's Official
List there are now 2,530 mail order houses in the United States who
sell direct to the consumer?
f ach and ,eve,7 one of these concerns issue catalogs, including"
supplements booklets, folders, bulletins, special price lists, etc,
throughout the year.
Most of the larger mail order houses issue catalogs twice a
year; many of which have sections in colors and contain fifteen
hundred pages or more.
The weight of one of these large catalogs, after being trimmed,
is about four and one-half pounds, and on a recent issue the paper
alone in car load lots, would have cost over fifty-five cents.
Some of these houses distribute from ten to twelve million
catalogs a year; the estimated cost of each complete catalog being
about S2.00, with the monthly supplements, booklets, folders, price
! ,j5fgUge' wra1pin' etC" xtra' b"nging approximate cost $2.50
to $3.00 for each "live" name or prospective buyer on ' their lists.
Any person any place may secure one of these large mail order
catalogs free of all cost simply by mailing in their request on a one
cent oost card.
' This means, Mr. Merchant, that a single mail order house will
invest approximately $3.00 a year in advertising-catalogs and follow
up literature for each customer or prospective customer residing
within your trade territory.
From figures recently compiled by the National Buy-at-Hom.
Movement of Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a thorough investigation
and the checking-up of thousands of county newspapers, it was
proven that the merchants of the smaller cities and towns invest on
an average of only nine cents each a year in advertising in their
local papers, for each customer or prospective customer living within
a seven mile trade-zone of their home town.
The investigation proved conclusively that the secret of the mail
order houses success was simply persistent advertising and the use
of liberalspace in describing (descriptions nearly always exaggerated)
the merchandise they have to offer.
THE FRANKLIN PRESS.
A. H. Hutchinson and wife to
Highlands Estates, Inc., two tracts
in Highlands township.
C. F. Moody and wife to E. C.
Childers, 90 acres in Cowee township.
C. F. Moody and wife to Will Hol
brooks, 74 acres in Cowee township.
Highlands Estates, Inc., to A. H.
Hutchinson, three tracts in Highlands
M. Buchanon and wife to New Era
Mica company, two deeds represent
ing a total of 26 acres in Cowee -
Warren H. Booker, et al, to Fred
Scott, one lot in Highlands town
Charles F. Brooks and wife to G.
W. Marrett. lot No. 211 on Main
street in Highlands. .
N. H. Fouts, et al, to Wando
Fouts, et al, 10 acres in Burning
T. S. Robinson. Kate I. Hoharr and
husband to M. D.I Rillincs and Sam
L. Franks, one lot in the Town of
E. P. Norton to E. B. Norton 20
acres in Highlands township.
C. N. Wrieht to Albertina Stauh.
23 acres in Highlands township.
Henry (j. Robinson, commissioner,
to S. P. Ravenel. one-half interest
in tract in Highlands township.
Maggie Dillingham, et al, to B. C.
Garland. 10 acres in Smith's Bridcrc
J. F. Cunningham and wife to
Adolph Zocllnef. 8 1-2 acres in
Phil Rice and wife to W. M. Mack
and wife, 15 acres in Nantahala
Ezella Hurst to Laurella Wyman,
one lot in Franklin township.
W. . M. Mack to Phil Kice, tract "
in Nantahala township.
Joshua Rogers' to Lula Jane Wiley,
lot in Highlands township.
M. i Hillings and wife to James'
M. uray, lot in 1 own of hrankhn.
J. Raby and wife to Fred Dal
ton, 24 1-2 acrcsVin Millshoal town
ship. . .. .
J. J. Mann and Wife, to Mrs. Maniio
Sanders, one lot in Franklin town
ship. '"-'! '" '-; ' 1 ;'.
Edmund Sanders and wife to J. C. v
Ledbetter, two lots in Mann-Long
subdivision in Franklin township. .
J. C. Ledbetter to A. K... Craft, two
in Mann-Long subdivisijn in Frank
lin township. Jur
W. B. McGuirc. trustee .to trustee-;
of Franklin Presbyterian church, onVv
lot in Town of Franklin. '.
J. U. Keener to W. B. Brown, 3
1-2 acres in Franklin township.
Ernest Moore and wife to D. C.
Stockton, 21 acres in Franklin town
ship. D. C. Stockton to Hermey Stock
ton, 21 acres in Franklin township.
J. D. Gribble and wife to Ted
Gribble, two lots iri Mann-Long sub
division in Franklin township.
1). A. Younce and wife to J. M.
Ray, 25 acres in Nantahala township.
Clara Roper to Paul ' McCoy, eighf .
acres in Franklin township.
Alex Brabson to I. V. Ramey, 3
1-2 acres in Smith's Bridge township.
Parlcc Williams to Charlie Kins
land, one tract Milbhoal township.-