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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1928
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J. EL GRAY HAKES
4-H Club" Program Enjoyed
by Capacity House Prize
Winning Letters Read
; - Orchestra Makes Music.
In so far as the youth of the
county is concerned the Fourth of
. July tins year will be long remem
bered. On this day the 4-H club
boys and girls-of the county invaded
Franklin by the hundreds and staged
a demonstration that is destined to
be far reaching in its effects. Five
years from now, when the youngs
sters who paraded here Wednesday
with banners flying and with yells
that echoed fronj mountain to moun
tain have demonstrated the efficacy
of new farming methods, then and
only then will the people as a whole
realize what the 4-H club means to
Those who saw the parade are pre
dicting that the Fourth of July 1928
will be recognized in the years to
come as one of the most important
days in the history of the county.
For on this day the public had its
. first opportunity to observe the en
thusiasm with which the members
of the 4-H club have, entered upon
their, respective projects. Formed first
on the school grounds the youngsters
marched to Main street and assem
bled upon the square where a lusty
yelHor- Franklin was -given; Thewa
. rade then marched down Main street
" -and hack-to-the. court -Jiouse... where
""""The. county" agent "introduced j:--lxl:
Gray of Raleigh, a former Macon
county citizen and who is now in
charge of the county agents of the
state. Mr. Gray spoke for about half
an hour and told, not only the boys
and girls, but the older people as
well, a few facts that should be taken
to heart. He traced the history of
the agricultural industry from the
foundation of the government to the
present time. He showed how better
transportation facilities had gradually
changed the agricultural unit from the
family to the community and then to
sections of the United States. As the
agricultural unit gradually widened in
scope so did, the educational and
religious units follow, until now no
family and no community can live
The wants of the pioneer family
were few, said Mr. Gray. However,
the complex social life of the nation
has made what were formerly con
sidered luxuries now necessities. For
instance, Mr. Gray stated that run
ning water and electric light in farm
homes should now be considered ne
cessities instead of luxuries.
Mr. Gray was also of the opinion
that the future of Macon county
depends upon the hen and the dairy
V cow and he urged those present to
take up these industries with a view
to winning freedom on the farm and
bringing about prosperity.
The prize winning letters written
by 4-H club boys were then read by
the county agent, Three prizes were
offered by The Franklin Press and
the first prize was won by Boyd
Southard of Otto, the second by
Elmer Southard of Otto, and the third
by Robert Fouts of Iotla. These let
ters will appear in The Press in the
A young lad named Moffitt then
entertained the audience with an ex
- . An , interesting feature of the pro
gram was the music rendered by the
local orchestra under the directorship
of Robert Hoffman. This orchestra
. is composed entirely of local people
and has been organized only a short
time. Regardless - of this - fact the
music was excellent and was thor
A oughly enjoyed by all present. Those
composing the orchestra, are: Robert
Hoffman, Mrs. Agnes Higgins, Hal
Zachary, Miss Willie Mne Leclford,
Howard Wilkie. Daniel West, Parley
Kanaday and Paul McCoy.
After the program at the court
house was concluded the 4-H club
boys and girls and their parents ad
journed to the grove near the cream
ery and enjoyed an excellent picnic
lunch. For this occasion the club
' jiad as their guests the local Rotary
x'club. In the afternoon the youngsters
attended the local picture show and
had a good time in general.
Mica Men Here
It is understood that ' representa
tives of the Aheville Mica company
are down on Cowee this week mak
ing preliminary surveys' looking to
a sufficient supply of water to run
a big plant at the mine near the head
. of Cowee. ..'
Real Estate Deals
Deeds filed in the office of Horace
J. Hurst, register of deeds, show that
real estate transfers have been made
in the last two weeks in eight town
ships. No drop in the average for
a two wppWs neriorl has been shown.
indicating that real estate, business in
the county is not on a slump, frank
lin township leads with five trans
fers. Highlands and Nantahala town
ships tie for second place with three
each. The total lor the county is
The complete list follows:
Alex i Moore to Elmer Johnson, min
eral interest- in- Rhodes-Fuckett - Min
ing company in Millshoal township.
Osborne Younce and wife to E. P.
Grant and N. E. Millsaps, 39 1-2
acres in Nantahala township.
Jennie Shillenger and husband to
Charles E. Woodard, 75 acres in
S. T. Marett, trustee, to J. A.
Dusenbery, lot No. 26, Dobson Ridge
subdivision, in Highlands township.
B. B. Milling and wife to Mrs. Pet
Richardson, lot No. 40, Mirror lake
subdivision, in Highlands township.
0. S. Marett and wife to F. D.
Alexander, lot No. 22, Lindenwood
Jake property, in Highlands township.
R. U. Garrett and wife to Morri'
Rubin, mineral interest in land in
Millshoal township. .
Allie Wood and husband to Ralph
Wood and wife, 30 acres in Nantahala
J. M. Moore and wife to Earnest
Rankin, lot in Town of Franklin.
Bascomb Seagle and wife to H. F.
Bradshaw, 160 acres in Smith's Bridge
H. M. Ammons to Ed Cloer, min
eral interest in 60 acres in Ellijay'
Mrs Mamie Rogers to S. L. Franks.
M. L. Leach, and Robert Davis, prop
erty on Phillips street in Town of
Mamie A. Rogers to Grover Jam
ison, property on Rogers street in
Town of Franklin.
C. C. Smathers to Grover Jamison,
lot No. 1, on Palmer street in Town
of Franklin. .
J. L. Sanders and wife to County
Board of Education, school property
in Town of Franklin. .
Riley Jones and wife to T. T.
Bryant, ' 50 acres in Burningtown
Oxford Singing Class
Those attending the concert ren
dered at the court house by the Ox
ford Orphanage Singing class Wed
nesday night, July 4, expressed them
selves as well pleased with the pro
gram. The. court house was crowd
ed, many people having come from
the country and from adjoining' towns
to hear the concert. : :
The chief feature was nn operetta,
"Cinderella in Flowcrland," a new ver
sion of the fairy tale, "Cinderella."
The entire class, with the exception
of one member took part in this.
The costumes were .attractive, and
the parts were well rendered.
The early part of the program was
not up to the standard set by the
class im the operetta. . A number of
the selections, particularly the recita
tions, though well rendered, were old,
and had been heard previously by
most of the people in attendance.
An additional feature of the pro
gram was a series of movie scenes
showing the Oxford children at work
and play on the orphanage campus.
The members of the singing class
are: Mary Belle Caroon, Martha, Gai
ner, Ada McGowan, Jeanette Bag
gett, Lucile Finch, Nina Ellis, Ifene
Veasey, Una Allen, Ruby Spry, Eliza
beth Baggett, Clyde Carter, RayTug
wcll, J. Y. .Barnes,. Edwin Young.
THE MARTIN, HIGHLANDS, N. C.
Has Enrollment of 26 Girls
Miss Laura Jones is Di
rector Assisted by Eight
Councilors and Tutors.
. Camp Nikwasi opened for the first
term of the 1928 season on June 28,
with an enrollment of 26 girls, rep
resenting several Southern states.
Miss Laura Jones is director of the
camp, and is assisted by eight coun-
rn oiifcai4- a nail uciioii wiir feivt-,
dramatics, arts and crafts, nature
study and athletics. "
A tutor has been employed by Miss
Jones to instruct any of the camp
members desiring to take or make
up work included in an ordinary
Athlete actvties will include golf,
swimming and tennis. The golf course
joins the property of Camp Nikwasi,
and a tennis court is on the camp
grounds. Hiking will be provided
for under the leadership of a hik
ing councilor. Points to be vsted
include the Cherokee Indian reserva
tion in Swain county, Wayah Bald,
Highlands, and Asheville. In Ashe
ville the camp members will attend
the opera which is to open there for
a week this summer.
Four cabins and the camp lodge
comprise the buildings on the Nikwasi
grounds. The lodge is used as a
geenral meeting room for entertain
ment ,and special programs prepared
under the supervision of the council
ors, A lake for swimming instruction
is near the cluster of cabins.
Camp Nikwasi is open for two terms
Business Boosting Bulletin
Combating Mail-Order Competition
THE FRANKLIN PRESS
"To Things of Sale A Seller's Praise Belong"
Shakespeare realized that it is the merchant's province to do his
own advertising. ;
He alone know his own merchandise and he alone knows his
own customers or those he wants as customers. He alone can de
scribe the merits of what he selects and offers them; he alone can
describe the merits of what he selects and offers them; .he alone
knows the needs, and can anticipate their desires as to new styles,
improvements, and superior workmanship, etc. He alone can and
should praise his goods tactfully, truthfully, ' and persistently ; build
ing a business character that inspires confidence, and if coupled with
consistent margins and friendly and courteous : treatment, cannot fail
to grow and succeed. ' .
Careful merchandisers find it very helpful to appeal in their ad
vertising to one particular type of customer at a time, for a while,
and then to another type for a time. It gives a closer or more
special interest in that particular type, which will appeal to and be
quickly recognized by them. A little study and application to this
will soon make it easy.
Everybody who reads a story knows how surely the mind forms
a picture, which gradually unfolds as they read. You form a pic
lure in your mind and then put it into words, and the other mind
reads the words and gets the picture. The more vivid you present
it the more distinct it will be recorded on the film of memory, for
future and constant reference.
This is exactly the methods used by the biy mail-order houses.
Their word pictures are alluring. They appeal to the desires of the
consumer reader and compel action.
There are minds who are more forcefully reached by "display"
advertisements for advertisements that carry sketches or illustration
of ach article listed, which all of the large catalog houses use attrac
tively and persistently.
By faithful application of these fundamental principles you estab
lish a specific mental direction to the undecided, indefinite attitude o
the wandering and aimless shopper.
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The Judge and Porter
It all came about through a fish
dinner sponsored by Porter Pierson
of Highlands. Judge J. Lamb Perry
of Charleston, who has been spending
his summers in Highlands for forty
years, incidentally heard about the
fish fry. Knowing that the laws about
fishing are rather stringent in this
state the Judge warned one who was
invited to the dinner to measure the
fish and see that their length com
plied with the state laws. He also
advised the invited guest to make
sure that the fish had not been dy
namited nor caught in a net. It
seems that the judge did not have
muchuconfidence. in..JRorter. However,
aOuUC " SlXtcCli ''liitiica ;ni ' icnta ct
that all bore marks of" having been
caught with a hook. Regardless of
the judge's warning it is believed
that the friendship of forty years
standing between the judge and Port
er will remain unbroken.
of one month each during the summer.-
The second term begins Auguts
1, and it is expected that an even
larger enrollment will be had for
the last session. Camp Nikwasi hav
ing just opened, the members and
councilors have scarcely had time to
become acquainted, and a program of
camp activities is just now being map
The list of councilors follows : Miss
C. C. Sinclair, head councilor; Miss
Margaret Hooker, dramatic councilor;
Miss Virginia Butler, swimming in
structor; Miss Sarah Sutherland, arts
and crafts instructor; Miss Elizabeth
Crowell, assistant in arts and crafts;
Miss Doroth Fisher, nature coun
cilor; Miss Mary Alice Harding, hik
ing instructor; Miss Elizabeth Col
Cannery Opens for Business
July 9 Women and Girls
Wanted to Work Pros
pects for Success Bright.
With the market open for all the
blackberies, snap beans, tomatoes, ap
ples and peaches the people of the
county will furnish, and with the
possibility of employing from 40 to
50 women and girls when it is in
full operation, the Macon county can
nery will open for the season July 9.
Jonathan Case, of Hendcrsonville,
has arrived in Franklin for the can
ning season and will act as superin
tendent of the cannery. He has the
.reputation of being a good cannery
man, states C. W. Teague, the can
nery manager, and his plans should
make the cannery a success.
"If the people of Macon county
want a cannery it will simply depend
on the amount of stuff they bring to.
the cannery to sell," Mr. Case stated.
If the people don't support it now
they will lose the opportunity that
other communities have used to an
advantage. Canneries have made oth
er communities, and the same oppor
tunity is now open to Macon."
The market for blackberries and
snap beans is now open. Tomatoes,
apples and peaches will be bought as
soon as they ripen. Twenty cents
a gallon will be paid for all black
berries brought to the cannery. This
is - five- cents a- gallon - higher than- -previously
rif raw irilu-7 iu -'fni'M-MT' qiMti-
superintendent announces that be
tween 40 and 50 women and girls will
be employed during the season. All
persons desiring employment should
make application at the cannery on
the opening date, July 9. The name
and address of all seeking cmployr
ment will be taken, and they will be
notified when there is work to be
Mr. Teague and Mr. Case are plan
ning to make the cannery a paying
proposition for the people of Macon,
and earnestly ask the co-operation
of every person in the county who
will have for sale any of the pro
ducts that the cannery can use.
Mr. J. E. Klock of Florida, is now
at his summer home on Cowee creek.
Sometime ago Mr. Klock bought the
property formerly belonging to the
Cowee Mountain school. It will be
remembered that the main building .
of this schol woas burned some six '
or seven eyars ago, but there arc
still a number of cottages "on the:
property. Mr. Klock is thinking se
riously of developing his property as
a summer resort. Consequently he ,
is much interested in the proposed
hardsurfaced road up Cowee creek.
He states that he could have had a
hundred visitors at his place this sum
mer had there been a suitable road :
up the creek.
Mr. Thcdford T. Hurst, of Cowee,
and Miss Anna Mae Hall, of Jackson
county, were quietly married in Ashe
ville last Friday, Jurtc 22.
Thedford is a son of- Mr. John
Hurst, one of Macon's most highly;
respected citizens, and is one of our
most popular young men. He served
in France during the World War, .
entered as a volunteer in the begin
ning, of 'the war. Having had em
ployment in several of the states he
is well known as a carpenter. V
The' bride is a daughter of Mr, and
Mrs. George Hall, of Jackson, and
is n-" .of Jackson's rost ' attractive
and iiKltistri"iis youm tai'ies. '
The happy couple rett; tied to Liber
ty Sunday afternoon, v.'-erc they will
make their home. '
Change in Star Route
Beginning July 1st the Star mail
route up Ellijay creek was changed
to run as follows: Leave Franklin
and proceed up the Cullasaja turning
to the right at the second bridge and
going through the Bryson settlement,
by Stanfield's and John Dills. Then
cross the river at Charlie Hender
son's and to Gneiss. Then down the
highway to within a short distance
below the Stewart home where the
route turns to the right and within
n. mile or two enters the Ellijay road. -Then
to John Henry'; store and back
down the Ellijay to Franklin. Claud
McCall has the contract for $1,050
per year. The route is about 33 miles