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FRANKLIN. N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1928
Tourist Season Now in Full
Swing in Franklin Golf
i Tournaments Attracting
; Many Summer Visitors.
With scores of motoring , tourists
passing through Franklin every day,
and with the sweltering heat of less
favored southern states driving more
people to this section every week, the
' summer recreation season is beginning
in earnest in Franklin. The Frank
lin Terrace reports 32 registered va
cationists, Rogers Hall reports 15,
Trimont Inn reports : 12, and - a dozen
other boarding houses report numbers
ranging up to half a dozen summer
Probably 100 tourists are now in
Franklin, with the high temperature
of the season promising to drive
others to the mountains before the
beginning of August. The seasons
vary as to the numbers registered
for any certain month. Occasionally
the larger numbers arrive before the
end of July, while during other seas
ons the latter part of the summer
sees the bigger registration of board
ers at the local resort hotels.
Franklin Terrace, with the present
largest registration of guests, was pur
chased by the Willis family 16 years
ago. Ten years ago, the annex to
the terrace- was erected. The main
building to the terrace was originally ;
known as the Methodist Male acaa
'over, the house was ailowed to 8c
' T kotomo nn v cm A fill
the hill where it is situated, and was
used as a bat roost. The building,
cuhctQtitial anrl of sunerior construc
tion, was purchased by the Willis
family; remodeled, and made into one
of the most attractive summer hotels
in this section of the state. With
the annex, the terrace now has a total
of 30 rooms." ' '
Rogers Hall, for years the home of
the late Hon. Samuel L. Rogers, has
also been remodeled, though more
recently. Thirty-two guests took din
ner at the hall last Sunday These
included visitors from Athens who
were passing through Franklin at the
time. On Saturday night, eleven of
the Camp Nikwasi girls were enter
tained at supper at the hall by Mr.
and Mrs. Frank G. North of Atlanta,
who have two daughters at the local
girls' camp. A third daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. North accompanied
them from Atlanta.
The golf tournaments held on the
local course this summer have been
the means of attracting many of Ahe
summer visitors, ine present seasunu
. . in ,1
has seen an unusual amount of in
terest in this sport among visitors"
as well as among Franklm s own
Some people push a wheelbarrow
tQ pay political bets. Other use
wheelbarrows about the farm, but
last Saturday a man giving his name
as George Buttram of Athens, Tenn.,
came through Franklin using a wheel
barrow as a means of carrying his
camping equipment, clothing, etc.
Buttram was deaf v and dumb, but
could make signs aplenty. He is 51
years of age and stated that he is a
cook. On reaching Franklin he com
pleted a trip of 240 miles in eight
days, traveling from Sweetwater and
then through Madisonville, Ducktown,
Morgan, Hiawassi, Clayton and then
to Franklin. ;
Buttram claimed to have been at
tacked by a bear ni the Ducktown
mountains. By sign language he in
dicated that the bear grabbed him by
the leg. Two or three left hooks and
a straight right or two on the
bear's snout caused that animal to re
lease its hold and take to the. tall and
uncut. . .
DR. J. W. CRAWFORD
BURIED AT CORNELIA
Cornelia. Ga.. July 21. (Special.)
Dr. J.1 Wiley Crawford, one of the
most prominent physicians in this
section, died at his home here yes
terday. He was well known in north
Georgia medical circles and also in
Western North Carolina, where he
formerly, lived. He took an active
part in all community projects.
He is survived by six sons, Farrell,
Dewey, Vernon, Todd, Stranleigh and
Funeral services were held Satur
day, with interment in Cornelia cem
etery. Dr. Crawford is a cousin of Mr,
Lee Crawford an .was widely known
as he often visitco , rc.
NEWS ITEMS OF
Interesting Locals and Oth
er News from Macon
"'" County's Popular Moun
Highlands has been fortunate, dur
ing this past month, in having with
us Dr. J. M. Adams, assistant to Dr.
Mullins, of the Baptist Seminary in
Louisville, Ken. Dr. Adams is a
brilliant speaker and a man of won
derful personality.. '
On Wednesday, night he gave an
illustrated lecture on Egypt, the pro
ceeds of which he ; very kindly donat
ed to the Community Club toward
their club house fund. '.-
On -Sunday-night-he gave- a lecture
On the Holy Land to a packed house.
The lecture was illustrated with pic
tures he had taken during his stay
there, showing old and new Jerus
alem. Dr. Adams spent one year in the
Holy Land doing research "work. The
lecture Sunday ,v night was fre$ and
was both interesting anil instructive.
Dr. Oliver, of Pendleton, S. C,
has been assiting Dr. Adams, in the
Qn Tuesday afternoon the Com
munity Club gave a benefit card party
in the Highlands Tea Room which
was well attended and netted a good
ly sum for the club house fund.
Seervices were held in the Pres
byterian church on Sunday morning
conducted by Rev. Raymond McCarty
of Augusta, Ga.
Mr. Williams of the Methodist
church hopes soon to have a Boy
charge of the girls' 4-H club here
will make a very efficient leader.
The - club now numbers - twenty-five
The streets of Highlands are look
ing prosperous now with its crowd
of summer visitors. All the cottages
are occupied now, and the hotels are
filling up. , ,
Work on the golf hnks is progress
ing nicely and one visitor, who is well
informed on the subject of golf
courses, says the Highlands Estates
golf links will be the most pictures
que in the country.
The Highlands Museum is fortunate
in the local interest and co-operation
with which it is meeting on every
hand. A gift to which the , term
"unique" might be fittingly applied
is the top section of a hemlock
stump whose rings count up to 439.
It comes from Mr. Scott Hudson,
president Highlands Estates, on .whose
property this monarch of the forest
was recently felled. This stump is
being treated for its preservation and
is to become the center of a mon
umental record of this region.
The annual Crawford reunion was
held at Lake Burton, Sunday,' July
8th. Approximately 150 relatives and
friends were present and notwith
standing the rain it was a very en
joyable occasion. Crawfords poured
in from all directions and the rain
poured from the heavens. Grandpa,
(Uncle Johnnie) was present and ap
peared as young and full of life as
ever. He had no need of his glasses
or walking-stick, although he is
ninety-eight and one-half years old,
being born on Christmas Day 1829.
L. P. Crawford and family and Jim
Crawford from South Carolina, Col.
Tom Crawford : and family, William
Crawford and family from Blue
Ridge, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pen
land and children from Blairsvillc,
Ga., and a number too innumerable
to mention by name were present
from Clay, Macon, and Cherokee
counties, N. C
A good old fashioned picnic dinner,,
was spread at noon and - all partook
of it very heartily for this particular
family of people bears the reputation
of being great devourers of food..
The next reunion will be held at
some point on Highway No. 28 or at
the Black Place in- Macon county.
It will be at the latter named! place
if the roads arc in surh condition so
we can safely reach this point. Mr.
Charlie Slaglc, a life-long friend of
the Crawford family, has extended a
cordial invitation to us to come and
spend our Reunion day with him in
his beautiful mountain home, which !
we very much appreciate. Clay Coun-
ty News. v I
: The girls of the' high League met
with Mrs. R. F. Mock at the par
sonage and organized a sewing circle.
They are taking a. great interest in
this work. They met with Georgianna
Tessier at, the home of Mrs.. Jess
Sloan and will meet Friday of this,
week with Misses Margaret and
Dorthy Snyder at the Roller Mill.
While On Visit Here Ex
pressed 0 p i n i o n That
North Carolina is More
Ably Represented in U. S.
Senate Than Any Other
Senator W. J. Harris of Georgia
who is spending the summer at his
summer home at Dillard, Georgia,
was a visitor to Franklin today.
Whiles herehepai(jLhis respects-jto
Mrs. Sam Rogers at Rogers Hall.
The late Sam Rogers succeeded Sen
ator Harris in office as director of
the census. Consequently the Senator
knew the Rogers family at Washing
ton several years ago. While here
the Senator also called upon all the
county officers and while so doing
took occasion to state that North
Carolina is more ably represented in
the United States Senate than any
other state. Senator Harris is on
several committees with both Senator
Simmons and Senator Overman and
is also closely associated with Sen
ator Overman who is a member of
the Forest Commission. "This as
sociation," stated Senator' Harris, "has
convinced me that North Carolina is
more ably represented in the senate
than any other state' in the union."
He complimented Senator Simmons
very highly for the latter Y work on
ths jpprcprLticnt -conunittce in -get
er Vratys ilf this' stateVSatoT HaFris
stated that this waterway will even
tually be completed to the ports of
Zeb Weaver, the' popular congress
man from this district, also came in
for a full measure of praise from
Senator Harris. .
Senator Harris expressed himsejf as
highly ; pleased with Franklin V. and
promised- to make other trips to thir
delightful little town.
Fishermen and Postmasters
While the Fisherman's convention
was in progress in Cherokee county
Wednesday and Thursday, of this
week, .a competitive gathering of fish
ermen convened in Franklin and ad
journed to the Nantahala river for
a three day's outing.
"This is going to be a bigger thing
than the convention in Andrews," as
serted W. C. Guffey, of Fort Worth,
Texas, who was one of the visitors
here for the trip.
Postmasters from three other towns
in the state were here as guests pf
Sam L. Franks, the local postmaster,
to tike" part in the outing. These
were R. P. Washam, Gastonia; John
W. Shook, Clyde; Thomas L. Green,
Waynesville. W. C. Guffey and R.
W. Guffey, both of Fort Worth, were
with the party. Those from Franklin
making the trip were Charles M.
Rogers, Robert H. Rogers, W. H
Green, B. B. Lenoir and Sam L.
pRESS JYPE fALKS
A Business Boosting Bulletin for
i Promoting Local Business Interests
PublUhed By x
THE FRANKLIN PRESS
Brace Up Your Business With Advertising
The abnormal and . greatly "stimulated" business activity which
has just passed was far from being sound and healthy. It cculd be
likened to the abnormal activity of a man who has been stimulated
by too much alcohol. He feels pretty bad after the effects have
worn ' off. .
Readjustment compels the live retail merchant to greater 'effort
in creating new business in his community and in keeping what bus
iness there is from going to the mail-order houses.
We have two distinct types of business men and it is during
such times as these that we see them clearly. We see one going
right ahead with his advertising in order to stimulate and incrase the
sale of his goods, the prices of which are changing daily; and the other,
who upon the first signs of depression, wrings his hands, stops all'
advertising or sales promotion work and waits for the people to come
in and buy his. high priced goods. The first "cleans up" with a nice
profit and the second loses what he has and blames it on "conditions."
The big mail-order houses are sending out millons of "flyers"
each week with alluring price reductions on certain goods. They are
making every effort, through ' persistent follow-up advertising, to' turn
their merchandise as quickly as possible and thus prevent a greater
loss. ' "
What advertising is doing in readjustment for the big, successful
merchandisers of the country it will do for any live merchant if he
will but' use it persistently.
The force that will carry any merchant to his goal is coiled up
inside of him in his energy, his pluck, his grit, his originality, his
determination to go after the business of his community and get' it.
This can be accomplished only by adopting the same proven
methods that the big catalog house uses in building its mammoth
business persistent advertising. , THE FRANKLIN PRESS.
Dr. J. M. Lyle Brought Tree
in Front of Munday Hotel
From Battlefield Hotel
Has Interesting History.
During the year of the surrender
of the Confederacy, an incident oc
curred on the battlefield of Manassas
Junction, Virginia, which led 'to the
planting of the giant spruce tree in
the yard of the Munday hotel on
Main street in Franklin. In that
year Dr. J. M. Lyle, the father of
Dr. S. H. Lyle, visited Manassas
Junction, where Uncle Bill Stallcup,
now 86-year old Civil War veeian,
was then stationed.
While-DrLylc-was- falkihg toiMr,
Stallcup, the latter took up a spruce
sprout . from the field and also a
small holly bush. These he gave to
Dr. Lyle, and the old doctor brought
them back to Franklin in his saddle
bagsi The entire journey was made
oh horseback. At that time Dr. Lyle
owned a four room house on .the
site of the Munday hotel,v and the
four rooms now form a part of the
building. The doctor set the spruce
and holly sprouts in the yard, both
of which thrived and grew into large
trees. Years ago, a fire killed the
holly tree, but the. spruce still stands
in the corner of the Munday hotel
yard on Main street.
A. P. Munday, the father of S.
AMunday secured the hotel buildiug
from Dr. Lyle. Later the site came
into the possession of T. H. Munday,
who enlarged the building to make
the hotel its present size, and who
War, according to S. A. Munday
who, for the last' four years, has lived
at the hotel with- his-brother,T H.
Four years ago, the wife of S. A.
Munday died. Up until that tihe Mr.
Munday had been in the retail and
wholesale business in Franklin for 40
years. Much.: of .. that time he sold
goods near ' the Munday old house,
or Pine , Tree Inn, on upper -Main
The two white pines, from which
the Pine Tree Inn takes its name,
were set before the -house before the
time o the Civil War. The building
itself was erected by Len Siler, filled
with goods and presented to his son,
Thad Siler, along with a number, of
slaves, according to Mr. Munday, , It
is said that, before the war between
the states there were only two stores
in Franklin, the other befog that of
Jack Johnston's on the site . of the
building bow occupied by the Perry
Jones Chevrolet company. , A
Bill McCoy is said to have bought
the building after it had been vacated
by Thad Siler. It later came into the
possession of A. P. Munday, and
then into the ownership of S. A.
Munday, who still has the building.
Mr. Munday, now 64 years oold, spent
42 years of his life there.
Mrs. Sanders of Rockyt Mt., who
has been visiting her, sister, Mrs.
Zeb Conley, returned to her home
. i .v
A GREAT 170RK
College, Located in "Thd
Hills of Habersham!
Draws Pupils From 15
States Established 1897.
Elsewhere in this issue is an ad
vertisement of . Piedmont College,
Demorest, Ga., an institution favor
ably known throughout Georgia and
surrounding states for the past thirty
No college could have a more pic
turesque location. nori a more strik
ing, history. Piedmont was founded
in . 1897 by Reverend C. C. S pence,
a- beloved .minister. and educator Who
had the central - idea of giving to
our young people a thorough college,
training at a reasonable cost. Sit
uated in Demorest, Piedmont lies at
the foot of the .Blue Ridge moun
tains, in the heart , of the Georgia ap
ple belt. Amid such healthful sur
roundings it is no wonder that the."
college has built up a remarkable
football team, and a i girls' basketball
team which is admittedly one of the
best in the South, having lost only
two games out of the forty-five played
in the past four years. . "
The . college prides itself especially
on its homelike atmosphere; the of?
fering of eqqual advantages to young
men and . to young women, Piedmont
being the first senior college; in
Georgia to adopt the co-educational
plan; expens.es made as low as pos
!hWr. a -, d eroocrat ic good-fellows?' ,
fine spirit of Christian service which
is the -very basis of Piedmont's -
The students last year numbered
approximately two hundred and seventy-five,
who came from fifteen states,
and represented ten religious denom
inations. The largest senior class M
the history of the college received
degrees in June. This healthy growth
of the last few year? shows bow
favorably the college is becoming
known ; but Piedmont people take
their highest pride in the quality; pf
their graduates and the rank they are
taking in the teaching and other
professions. . '
Any boy or girl who wants , the
best in education at a reasonable ex
pense, and any parents who desire
the highest opportunity for their enfl-r
dren would do well to learn more
about this college which has done
such; distinguished work' in north
Georgia for a third of a century.
Tennessee Basin :
Here in connection with the aero
topographical survey of the Tennessee
river and its tributaries, Robert Al
corn, Lum Runyan, H, Erwin and
W. T., Gann, of the Chattanooga
District of the War Department, will
be in the vicinity of Franklin ( for
a month or six weeks. .
After the survey of the tributaries
has been completed, the region drain
ed by" the various streams is to be
mapped. The information is being
secured for the Federal Power Com
mission by the War Department
Much of the data gathered is not for .
release, with the result that the full
plans', of the survey and the . results
of what has so far been accomplished
arc not; for publication.
The work in which- the four rep-"' "'"'"""
resentatives of the Wrar. Department
here arc engaged has been in progrss
for six years. The Tennessee river
with its tributaries, drains a vast
area of the southern states, including
broad districts of farming country,
as well as more, sparsely 'populated
mountain sections . such as are found ;
in Western North Carolina. -.'.- - .
DEATH TAKES MISS
i ji!i?s Winifor.d Russell, 'age 22,
daughter itf M ilford and Annie Rus-v
sell "of 1-irghtanvts, N. C, departed
this life; and at her request, was,
buried " :in 'Sugar Fork . cemetery on
the 9th of. July, 1928,
She had pellagra. She wp.s under
the care of Dr. Thompson High
lands for quite a while. When .he
could do no more for her she was
taken to Angel Brothers hospital at'
Franklin, N. C, kept there 7 days,
then moved to Walter Arnold's home
where she lived 4 'Hys. '
She became a. Christian during the
latter part of her illness. '
She leaves father, mother, 4 broth
ers and many friends to mourn her