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OKT WATNS. INDIANA
FRANKLIN. N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1928
Large Number of Girls Ap
ply for Employment 3
Ways Suggested for Dis
posal of Blackberries.
y. "I have never seen a better op
"fjbrtmnty for the success of a can
nery than- at' Franklin," stated Jon
athan .Case, the new superintendent,
at the date of the cannery's opening
last Monday, June 9. "The jobbers
and wholesale dealers of the county
are co-operating, and the raw pro
duce is being V.rdticed in the county
in sufficient quantities to supply the
Prospects are decidedly encourag
ing, Mr. Case states. He has had
35 years experience as a cannery man,
and is in a position, to know when
the success of such an enterprise
seems assured. Mr. Case has jut
completed a trip over portions of the
county and has seen an enormou?
crop of beans. These are largely of
the stringless, tender variety, the kind
preferred by the cannery. On his
. return from the trip, and after con
ferring with wholesale dealers in this
and adjoining counties, Mr. Case de
clared, "Everything is pointing to
Before ten o'clock Monday morn
ing, 28 girls from all over the county
and from North Georgia had been
, to the cannery and left their names
with Mr. Case, stating that they de
sired employment.; Three of the girls
were from . DillardrGar -.Names- are
in full operation.
It is necessary that all employed
come from homes where the envoron
ment is good. Mr. Case pointed out
that employees cannot be taken from
a low .envoronment and employed to
prepare food. One of the things, he
stated, which helps to make a can
ning factory is the employment of
The managers of the cannery, ex
pressed themselves as pleased with
the healthy, robust appearance of
those who have already made applica
tion for work. One of the points
emphasized by Mr. Case was that
all who' are employed will work under
conditions as moral and clean as will
be found in( a church - or Sunday
school. Parents need not hesitate to
let their daughters- come to cannery
to find work. No stragglers will' be
allowed in the building. Those who
mmp on business will be conducted
through the plant by the superinten
dent. . , , ,
Aside from the local jobbers, the
heads of similar concerns in Wayncs
ville, Canton and Bushnell have prom
ised to co-operate by -purchasing can
ned goods from the local cannery.
This year the following products
will be canned: peaches, tomatoes,
snap beans, blackberries, apples, apple
sauce, jellies, jams. The cannery will
have a capacity sufficient for 500
bushels of snap beans a day. Later
in the season preparation will be
made for canning jellies and jams.
At present is the time to make the
most of the blackberry crop. These
- must come to the cannery on the
same day they are picked, as they
must be canned on the day the ber
ries come from the vines. For all
berries delivered to the cannery, 20
cents a gallon will be paid. In co
operation with the county agent, J-yies
Harris, the. cannery superintendent
.;: plans to establish stations at points
over the county where berries may
be brought. This is to enable those
who cannot bring berries to the can
nery on the same (Jay tnev are Pick"
cd to dispose of t'rfeir berries. The
cannery will send -a truck, for these,
and 15 cents a gallon will be paid.
Those, hbwever, desiring to deliver
their own berries will receive 20 cents
at the cannery.
Inasmuch as blackberries must be
canned on the same day tiey arc
picked, the cannery wil probably
operate at night in order to. dispose
of all that are brought in. This trny
mean that employees will work in
shifts. The , idea . is, Mr. Case says,
fo dispose- of raw 1 .products' while
they can be canned, and no effort
' he- QnarpH to accomplish this.
.There is still another method by
" which communities, far removed from
the cane'ry or any of the canned
stations, may sell their berries. Or
this1 sane method may be used by
anyone in the county desiring to co
operate. The cannery will furnish
a sealing machine and cans for black
berries, and will pav'(40 cents a doz
en cans for all berries canned in this
, wav and delivered. This is equivalent
to "25 'cents 'a gallon.) A dozen cans
(Continued on ffage eight)
Western Carolina Telephone
Company Negotiates for
Highlands Exchan ge
System to be Changed.
According to an announcement
made here the Western Carolina
Telephone company with headquar
ters at Franklin has successfully, ne
gotiated for the purchase of the
Highlands Telephone company. The
deal is expected to be completed on
July 18, The Western Carolina Tel
ephone" company now owns the ex
changes at Clayton,, Ga.; Franklin,
Bryson City and Sylva. It also owns
the line from Sylva by way of Cul
lowhee" to Cashiers and thence to
Highlands. When papers are signed
in the Highlands deal the entire sys
tem in that town will be completely
overhauled and placed in first class
condition, the announcement said. The
taking over -of the Highlands Tel
ephone company by the local company
will give to the citizens of that town
the same local, and toll advantages
now enjoyed by all other towns serv
ed by the Western Carolina Telephone
Opened July 2 With an En-
Camp Taukeetah for girls opened
Monday, . July 2nd, with an enroll
ment of forty-three girls. There are
girls from Virginia and Georgia, and
the towns of North Carolina repre
sented are: Greensboro, High Point,
Durham, Madison, Mount Airy, Way
nesville, and Gibson. ,
A fine spirit of sportsmanship was
evidenced from the first," and each
camper fell into the routine of camp
life with the joy and purpose th.it
bespeaks real accomplisahment. In
tensive work has begun in swimming,
dancing, horseback, and art. Miss
nf Greensboro, acts as
head counselor this season; Miss Lois
Briggs, of Waynesville, has charge
of dancing : and art; Misses -Hazel;
Stamps of Atlanta, and Douglas
shorn, have horseback;
and Miss Urace nanKins,
Point, has swimming, assisted by
Miss Lillian Hauck of Greensboro.
Miss Elizabeth Causey, also of
Greensboro, has organized a camp
orchestra, which has already created
much interest. Miss Loretto Sparrow,
of Hawkinsvillc, Ga., is taking charge
of the dramatics, Miss Jessie Thomp
son of Gibson, has made definite
plans for health work, and the camn
newspaper, The Taukeetah Tattler, is
under the direction of Miss Dons
Christie, of Durham. Girl Scout work
is being .furthered by Miss Marian
Gilmer, of Greensboro, and a nature
study is under the charge of Miss
Mary Jane Wharton, of the same city.
Tennis, horseshoes, baseball, hiking,
and other sports are being entered
into with real camp zest. ;
Each' evening means some new tun.
A dance was held the other night,
the music being lurnisneq. uy uic
carnp orchestra. Initiation ceremonies,
a paper chase, and story telling, have
all added their share of wholesome
fun. Rev. J A. Flanagan, ot tne
p-cWorlon rhnrrh of Franklin, con-
Jk Will" -w. - -
ducted vesper services on Sunday at-
The camp enrollment follows.
Bety Archer, Greensboro; Cather
ine Bowdcri, Franklin ; Alice Blue,
Greensboro; . Billie Burke, Mount
A!r,.-'Miriim P.lorW. Greensboro ; El
len Douglas . Bush, Greensboro ; Doris
Christie, Durham; Jane cieg
Greensboro; Lois Briggs, -. waynes
ville; Trudy Carver, Greensboro ; -Alice
Andrews,' Greensboro; Elizabeth
Causev, Greensboro; Frances De
lamar Greensboro; Elyn Gaylc. l'owl
cr, Greensboro; Marian Gilmer,
Anne Louise Gunter, Greensboro;
Mary Engle , Hoffman, Mount Airy;
Nina Hoffman, Mount Airy; Lcla
Hooker, Durham ; Doris Hanes.
Greensboro; Page Howard, Greens
boro; Lilian Hauck, Greensboro; Ros
alie Harrison, Greensboro; Grace
Hankins, High Point; Catherine
James, High Point; Nellie Irvin,
Greensboro; Betty Ann , Lindeman,
Greensboro; Douglas Long, Greens
boro; Ruth M idler, Atlanta,, Ga.,
Marv Louise Myrick, Greensboro;
Elizabeth Paylor, Mathews, Va.; Hcl
(Continued,on page eight)
Camp Co wee Opened July 2
Particular Attention To
be Given to Instruction in
Camp Cowee, . the newest summer
camp in Macon county, opened July
2nd on the property formerly ownc!
by the Cowee Mountain school. This
is the fourth summer camp for girls
that has been opened in the county.
The property of the Cowee Mountain
school has bccn acquired; by C. L.
Ebsen and others of Orlando, Fh.
The building formerly situated on the
property was burned some years .ago,
and the site is now being used for
the-location of Camp Cowee.
A six weeks course in dancing and
camp lite is. Deing onercu me gins
enrolled in the new camp. The danc
ing courses include interpretative, tap,
toe, acrobatice and ballroom dancing.
All pupils are required to take inter
pretative work. The other cou-sc
are optional and may be taken at no
additional cost. Except on Saturdays
and Sundays, the mornings will be
spent in dancing, while the after
noons will be devoted to swimming,
games and hikes.
A new swimming pool, tennis' cort
and volley ball court have been pro
vided for recreational facilities. It
is pointed out by the camp directors
that since the country is ideal for
hikinc. the sport will be one of the
more popular of the diversions." Cnmp-
-yr, m .- ,
years experience in this line ot work
Camp Cowee is provided -ith ?
large garden from which fruit and
vegetables will be supplied. The
c?mp even owns the cows from which
milk and home-made butter will b?
secured for the tables. Mrs. Besi?
H,' MacAlpine, dictition in the Or
lando schools, has charge of the din
ing hall at Camp Cowee.
The location of Macon's new girls'
camp is; at a point 10 miles frorn
Franklin near the road tn Rrvw
City. The campvis beautifully locate1
on a 250-acre tract among the sharp
er foothills of the Cowee mountains.
The site is within 20 miles of the
Smokv Mountains nark ' boundary.
The directors report that everythinc
has gone into the camp necessary to
make it a good one.
Thp danrintr courses are' a. new
feature to the activities of camp life
in this section. . Instruction in violin
practice is another feature, courses
in harmonv and theory, orchestra,
and ensemble practice being offcrl,
There is no additional fee for thi
work. The music is under the direc
tion of .Dr. Julia C. Allen and Miss
Business Boosting Bulletin
A Business Boosting Bulletin for
Promoting Local Business Interests
THE FRANKLIN PRESS
Merchants Should Study Mail-Order
It is well for retail merchants to know something about the values
that are being offered by the big city mail-order houses and every
merchant should secure copies of the new catalogs as soon as issued,
and study ' them- carefully. - -. ,..........-.......
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throughout his trade territory is regularly supplied with mail-order
catalogs and supplements, and that all members of the family make
good use of these big books in planning their immediate and future
purchases. Every merchant should therefore know just what the
mail-order houses are telling his customers about merchandise values.
The home merchant can also secure some mighty good id?5 for
the preparation of live, snappy advertising cony for use in his news
paper advertising by mak'nsr a careful study of these large catalogs
which might tVuthfully .be called text-books on advertising and mer
chandising. The sketches, which ere executed by soma of the best artists in
the country, are cdways attractive; and the copy or descriptive matter,
which is the product, of advertising experts, covers everything thrt p.
customer may wish to know in regard to merchandise qualities,
weights, sizes, prices, etc.
In these big books of 1600 to 1890 pages of interesting merchan
dise information,- no space is wasted, yet each item is featured in a
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Some merchants in cities of a hundred thousand or so might think
that catalog competition is only a small town problem end does no
concern them. These same merchants would probably be surprised
to learn that city merchants and department and merchandise men of
all the large city department stores keep close account of catalog of
ferings and make full use of the new merchandising ideas contained
in the big. mail-order catalogs.
The mail-order houses are mighty stiff competition for ven th
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ON VISIT HERE
C. H. Brannon Making
Study of Insect Pests in
Macon County Attention
to Bean Beetles.
More attention is being given to
the selection of good seed and to the
cultivation of crop's than to protecting
these crops from injurious insects,
according to C. H. Brannon, ento
mologist from the extension division
of- the State college at Raleigh, who
was. here this week to co-operate with
county agent, Lyles ; Harris, in . the
matter of insect control in Macon
Mr.' Brannon is spending approx
imately three weeks in the counties
oj Western North Carolina,. co-operaU
ing with the farm agents in each
county, in an effort to subdue the
pests giving the worst trouble to
farmers. In company with Mr. Har
ris, Mr. Brannon visited several sec
tions of Macon studying conditions
here. A report of the study will be
left with the local agent, and will
also be put on file with the extension
department of the State college at
One of , the insects being studied is
the Mexican bean beetle, or the so
called common "bean bug." This in
sect first entered North Carolina in
1922, coming into the western border
of the state through Cherokee county.
Since that time, Mr. Brannon reports,
the beetlehas spread to all parts of
the state, having now reached the
coast counties. .
ThcrTireTTrrst, the."rcsTde,nfT teach
ers second,: research workers; third,
the extension workers. It is among
the members of the last department
that Mr. Brannon belongs.
Three funerals have recently been
conducted , by Dr. Walter M. Lee of
the Franklin Baptist church, two of
which were those of Bobbie Fisher
and her little brother. Bobbie was
eight years old and the daughter of
Mrs. Bob Fisher. Wayne Fisher
died June Cth. The father of Bobbie
and Wayne died eight years ago.
The baby of Mrs. Pruitt was in
terred last week at the Sugar Fork
church, Dr. Lee officiating.
Courses in dramatics will be under
Mrs. Orpha Pope Grey of Rollins
College. The complete list of direc
tors are: Dr. Virginia E. Spencer,
Mrs. B. H. MacAlpine, Dr. Julia C.
Allen, Miss Helen Warner, Mrs. Or
pha Pope Grey, C. L. Ebsen.
COLLEGE TO OPEN
HERE ON JULY 23
Athens Business College To
Have Branch at Franklin
Expected to Draw Stu
dents from Other Counties.
July 23 will sec the opening", of a
branch of the Athens Business col
lege in the Masonic hall at Franklin.
A delay of one week has' been made, :
due to the illness of R. E. Carter; ,
president of the Athnsc Business col
lege, who is here to superintend the
plans for the opening. This is the
first time in the history of Franklin
that, a course of training of this na
ture has been offered here.
"We are not bringing a thrcc-times-a-weck
school here, or a half-hour-a-day
course of study. The students
who enroll will have to work as
probably they have never, worked be
fore," Mr. Carter stated. He pointed
to the fact that Hugh Leach, one of
several Franklin people who have been
enrolled with the Athens college and
who is county , auditor, has rcently
been picked by state authorities as
having kept his books in the best
shape of , any bookkeeper's records
that have been examined in the state.
Mr. Carter, who bcamc unexpected
ly ill in his room at the Hotel Frank
lin, will be aided in the establishment
of the branch college here by Mrs.
Carter , and by J. J. Mann, 'who has
been employed to aid in the organi
zation of the class. Inquiries arc
coming in regularly to Mr. Carter at
the Hotel Franklin, despite the fact
that he has as yet been unable to be
out and push preparations. Those de-
ter at his hotel, or (hey may sec Mr.
The advantages of the branch col- '
lege here, if reckoned only by the
saving in transportation and board, .
will mean a saving of several thous
and dollars to students. Preparations
are being made to care for as many
students as may enroll. As many
teachers as necessary wil be brought
to Franklin, and- as much equipment
as necessary will be sent here from .
the main college at Athens. Local .
h-1n will nrobablv be secured to teach 5
the course in commercial law.
Other courses wil include book
krpninf. shorthand, typewriting, bank
ing, and general office training. The
Byrne system ot shorthand will De
used. This, Mr. Carter states, is
the speediest system in the world,
giving a saving of 39 per cent oyer
tti avoracre svstem. Mr. Carter him
self is the author of the text in
bookkeeping that will be used. The
text has been endorsed Dy tne govern
Not only will students from Macon
rmintv bp enrolled with the college
here, but it is expected that the. grad
uates of the various high schools in
adjoining counties will avail them
selves of the opportunity to get bus
iness training near home. It has been
pointed out that these prospective
students can motor to Franklin and
never even undergo the necessity of
paving a board bill.
Mr. Carter states that the college
at Athens is not graduating students
rapidly enough to supplv the demand
that will soon be experienced in the
city of Athens alone. The Mont
gomery Ward company and the Sears
and Roebuck company are both estab
lishing branches at Athens. These
will employ many stenographers and
bookkeepers. Rumor also has it that
the national headquarters of the
Woodmen of the World- is to be
moved to Athens, Surveys of nron
crty for the location of the head
quarter's building have been made.
From 300. to 400 persons are em
ployed by the Woodmen for office
help. . .. ... ,
The school at hranklm win run to-.
longer. Tt is point'--'
out that eleventh grade student.; "-';'
take the fain in t and '-ontinuc their
work' in hiu.li scho-,1. "r. and M.-.
Carter v.il! W-rvin h -e until th"
branch is established . ; ;id the work
is - underway.-. The' wo.f'k will then be
hit in t':-.': hands of .r-'-Ntnnt:?.
A quiet' marrince '.taking piace in
Ashrvillc .lime 23 at the. home of the
bride's-- aunt, Mrs. Larctta Hall, was,
that Miss' Aunna Mae Hall to Mr.
Mis Hall is the youngest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George Hall of
Green's Creek, N. C. Mr. Hurst is
the son of Mn. and Mrs. John Hurst "
of Franklin. '
Rev. William Howell performed the '
ceremony in the presence of a small
'company of relatives and friends.
After a short honeymoon they will
r.r.l-.c their home hear Franklin.