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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1928
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Dr. E. E. Huntsberry, the
Great Evangelist, Preach
ed Powerful Sermons
, Many Join Church.
The revival which has been run
ning at the local Baptist church for
two weeks took on added interest the
first of week with the announcement
that the meeting would come to a
close Wednesday night. Including
Monday night ninety-eight additions
to the church have resulted from the
meeting. Many others have been
converted and have announced their
intentions to join other churches.
Dr. Lee, pastor of the local church,
announces that the entire town and
surrounding community have been
awakened and 1 that the meeting has
resulted in much benefit.
Dr. E. E. Huntsberry of Port Ar
thur, Texas, has been . doing the
preaching.' He is sound in Bible doc
trine, apt in attractive ' illustration,
happy in personal demeanor and a
master of organization. Sunday af
ternoon Dr. Huntsberry spoke to ap
proximately 3,000 people from Macon
and adjoining counties in an open air
meeting in the McCoy grove on lotla
street where Dr. : George Pruett
preached to thousands four years' ago.
. At this meeting he spoke on the sub
ject, "God's Program For the World."
For fifteen years Dr. Huntsberry has
been an evangelist. In addition to
winning the lost he specializes ; in
building Christian - morale- in all de-
Tcvivals are neldrnrjuring his evan
gelistic career . Dr. Huntsberry has
held 200 meetings which have result
ed in 23,000 additions to the Baptist
church and many to other churches.
During the course of the revival
here prayer meetings were held daily
in local homes. A church orchestra
of seven pieces added to the power
and influence of the meeting. Dr.
Lee announces . that this was the
greatest revival ever held in the local
Baptist church, even exceeding the
great revival held here in the year
1882. ' ....
Dr. Lee states that during this
meeting the workers among the wom
en were faithful. The prayer meet
ings in various parts of the town
were well attended, from ten to twen
ty being in attendance at the four
prayer meetings held daily on- Bonny
Crest, East Franklin, Murphy Road
and central ' part of town. Dr. Lee
also states that in his opinion the
fact that for three months he had
been training a corps of personal
workers had its part in the success
of the meeting. Books were purchas
ed and much study was put of the
best methods of winning souls.
Last week The Press published the
names have been added to the church
roll: . . , . ,
The following united with the
church Tuesday night, October 2:
Nell Penland, by experience.
Louise Bingham, by experience.
William Crawford, watchcarc from
Sugar Fork Baptist church.
Robetta Smiley, by experience.
: Britt Carpenter, by experience.
Ardenia Frady, by experience.
Gertrude Guffie, by experience.
Mildred Harrison presented herself
as a convert and desirous of uniting
with the Methodists. Her nanie; will
be given to the pastor of that church.
The following joined the church
, Wednesday night, October 3: ' .
Mrs. C. G. West, formerly Miss .
L. Gibby, of Oak Grove church, Etna,
by watchcarc. -
Robert : Elders, by watchcarc trom
Cowee church, West's Mills.
Bob llenrv, by experience. .
On Thursday, October 4. one joined :
Mrs. Louis Philips, by watchcarc
from Mt Hope church.
joined Thursday night, October 4:
Pauline Welch, by experience.
Miss Etfie. McKinney, watchcarc
from Hiawascc Baptist church.
S. J. Murray, watchcarc. irom Lib
erty Baptist church.
Helen Grabble, by experience, v
Joined Friday night:
Hazel Kitchen, by experience.
Joined Saturday night:
j Fred Murray, by experience.
Frank Higdon. by letter.
Mrs. Frank Higdon, by letter.
Lyman C. Higdon, by letter, Gaines-(
Frances Higdon, by letter or watch
care. L. E. Penland, by experience.
Effie Holland, by experience.
Newell Garner, by experience.
Vernon Baldwin, by experience.
Sunday morning, October 7:
Hazel Penland, by experience.
Virginia Harvell, by experience.
Lela Cunningham, by experience.
Mead In Correspondence
With Dr. Rouse of Mis
sippi - Wants to Close
Deal Soon as Possible.
According to information received
here Monday R. M. Mead is in cor
respondence with Dr. L. C. Rouse of
Gulf Port, Missippi, with the end in
view of . closing the deal for the 500
acre tract surrounding Lake Emory.
It will be remembered that Mr. Mead
has an option on this tract and, it
is said, has signed a contract to pur
chase. This week Mr. Mead is in New
York interviewing interested paVties on
the proposition of developing the
Lake Emory holdings. In addition to
the summer hotel, already announced
as - a part of the, development, an
amusement park is under considera
tion. However, before this phase of
the development is definitely deter
mined, a survey of the situation will
be made to determine whether' tin
patronage for a project of this kind
would be''-sufficient to justify the ex
penditure. It is understood here thatM r. Mead
was in Andrews Monday discussing
with the city, authorities the purchase
of1 the municipally owned power plant
at that place. Just what action was
taken is not known here.
R. II. Benson of Winchester, Va.
A c : T-t.
in conection with logging the route
from Montreal to Orlando. This log
of the route will be placed on the
official maps of his organization and
free circulars will be, furnished Frank
lin for distribution. In all probability
the short route between Asheville and
Atlanta by way of Franklin and
Tallulah Falls will be placed on the
maps as an alternate route to the
Appalachian Scenic Highway. Mr.
Benson stated that he was unable
to learn much about this road until
his visit here. He found the route
through Franklin and on south from
here in excellent condition and will
make his reports accordingly.
While here Mr. Benson obtained
several views of Franklin, and vicinity j The farmers of this section arc
which will be given due publicity in most through, foddering and as was
Northern and Eastern magazines. He the custom in the summer are look
was particularly enthuiastic over the , ing towards the sky to see if it is
scenes of the .Nantahala iorest (and
the wateer falls on Burningtown and
Error In Moores Ad
In the co-operative sale advertise
ment of J. T. Moore & Company ap
pearing in this issue the regular and
sale prices on men's suits were trans-
The ad should read that men s
stilts, regular price $2.t.(K) are selling ' San(ors am Alex Hasting, of this
at $16.98. Men's suits, regular price,' ' t Su,iay i Franklin
$20.00, selling for $14.98. The Press Jg tntwill.
retrrets this error, but it was dis
covered too late to correct in the ad
vertisement. However, the public
l...... fLn, if ...ill ' CI11')1f flp'il
Mlin9 lllrtl 11 Will hyi a ."imi v
at J. T. Moore & Company's.
I. H. Thomasson. bv watchcarc, I
John Sorrels, watchcare4 Prentiss
Vesta. Peek, Avatchcare, . Gneiss.
Margaret Franks, by experience.
Mary Will Higdon, by experience.
Mary Sue Cunningham
ptrience. - -. .:. J.
. Sunday night, October 7:, ,
Bob Sorrels, watchcarc, Prentiss'.-'
Mollie, Sorrels, watchcarc. Prentiss.
Martha Boston, b ..xp.:rience.
U. I ).. Shepard, by ex;.l rionce.
. EverVtte Norvt-ii, by experience.-.
Joyce Jacobs, by 1 xp-eritr.ce.
John Norveli, by experience:
. Ralph -Woniack. by ;..--:.i-t,r:-nce.
Ninety-four, in.' all. through Sunday
night had, .joined. The uiveting closei!
on Wednesday ri'Jr.. : The final rc-r
suits will be give'! 'next week in The
The following -u". re -br-.'rtized Sunday
night: . M rs." I-Vank Murray, (irovcr
Jamison, Henry '-Mashburc, Vivian
Nowell, Margard Baldwin" Marie
Womack, Belle St.anfield, Nellie Maude
Womack, Fannie Womack, junior
Harris, Thelma Baldwin, I'helma
Welch, John Moore, Jr., Floyd W
man, Sallie Mae Officer, Billy Blaine,
Catharine Franks Virginia Callawav,
Helen Dellart, Cleobelle Moore, Ed
na Jamison, Katharine Palmer, Helen
Shepherd. Josephine Higdon, Eloisc
Jamison, Florence Norveli, Louise Tal
ent, Louise Blaine, Mts. Ada Ashe,
Marie Elders, Nell Sutton, Louise
Bingham, Gertrue Guffie, Helen Grib
ble, Charles Palmer.
The remaining candidates- will be
baptized next Sunday night.
AT INDIAN FAIR
Nantahala Brand Attracts
Wide Attention ' Indians
Enthusiastic Over Can
nery of Their Own.
At the rcqquest of the officials of
the Cherokee Indian reservation thc-
local cannery which' packs produce
under , the "Nantahala," brand had on
display at the Indian Fair a nice
exhibit of canned foods. Ordinarily
only exhibits produced or 'made, on
the reservation are on display at these
annual fairs. However, the officials
of the reservation are seriously con
sidering the establishment of a can
nery. With this end in view "they
wished to have on display products
canned in this section of: the state so
that the Indians might have some
idea of what a cannery on the reser
vation would mean to them 'personally.
Mr. Case, superintendent of the lo
cal canncrv, states that each day of
the fair hundreds of men and women
visited the booth occupied by the
Nantahala brand, of ' canned goods.
He was kept busy answering ques
tions and says that the local cannery
received wide Advertising. Lyles Har
ris, county agent' of Macon county,
addressed, the Indians on the prop
osition of a cannery on the reserva
tion.. After- this- talk thr- Indians
vUUtvl thf booth of the local cannery
sample" fifteen dittcrent produces 'vt
the local cannery, such as fruits, ber
ries and vegetables. Mr. Case states
that the Indians immediately became
enthusiastic over a cannery of ' their
own. In all probability a cannery
will be in operation there by next
After a most successful season the
cannery here has practically ceased
operations until next spring. With
additional equipment the local can
nery next year hopes to operate
about eight months, instead of Only
three as was the case this' year.
North Skeenah News
; iming to rain, lliey arc warning u
nlow for wheat sowing, but the, earth
says, "No not now." .
Mr. Earl Harrison and family, of
Cartoogechaye, were in this section
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Zcb Shope
Mr. Will Cheek, of near Dellico
Filling station, was in" this section
Mr. Jesse banders, son 01 nemy
Mr. (Juince snopc aim a crown 01
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rvl-lc .nnrl VOV; SDCllt Slinday Oil
Whiteside and other points of in-
j f ' ay Sanders, of Franklin,, was
j.jn this section Sunday. ' ' "
Mr. Ransom l.edtord ani umuiv
of Prentiss were in this, section Mm-
Raymond Sanders and w.ite went
to 1'rentiss to 'Sunday, school Sunday
as they usuallv.do and report a good
Sundav school. ...
Mr. Robert Carpenter was 111 Geor
gia the past1 week ; looking" for-' a. ' cow.
that he' might-purchase, 'but failed t
find one thM suited.
Mr. V ester - Stvek-t.on ; hrs sold out
his . store at' Prentiss to' C. W. Van
hook and -now. has a job at , loafermg.
M.-. V. V. Sanders was in t hi'
section Sundav visiting his aunt,- Mrs,
i Harlcv Mann. ,
) Mr.-.Crhad, Nichols 1 w;s. in this sec-
f tio'i .-)ti b'-s'!:ess 'Monda-'-.
. ' ; ...... v.. U:!Y-.:,-i) -'Li-dford and Kobt.
Carpenter wen: l:'.:s'tv ' visitors in
Georgia and.' oUif ,hiv.i Wednesday.
Mr. - J- Mann w:is in . this sec
tion Wednesday. -
Misses Elsie Sande-s and On?,M:w;
HaslinL' were . iit;!"J on North
Skeenah Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Minnie Sanders spent the
week end With home ' folks.
Mrs. Pearl Southard and Miss Min
nie Sanders attended teachers meet
ing Saturday. .
Mr. and Mrs. W. F: Carpenter, of
Mountain City, Ga., were on North
Skeenah Saturday visiting his broth
er, Mr. Robert Carpenter.
Mr. Quince Shope is spending sev
eral days with home folk.
Mr. Ray Sanders was in this sec
tion on business Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon Ledford
and family were visiting on North
AS FIRE WARDENS
Citizens From Various Sec
' tions of County Volunteer
as Federal Fire Wardens-Co-operate
This year's fall fire season will see
a greater interest than ever shown
by Macon county citizens in the pro
tection of our forest land from fire.
An organization similar to the state
fire .warden system has been created
on the Nantahala National forest.
This system will be dependent on
public spirited citizens acting as fed
eral forest wardens with the co
operation -of. their neighbors in form
iiH .crews during fire emergencies.
Federal forest wardens selected for
the Nantahala" Ranger district are as
Wesser & Silvenuiiie Creeks, Kuic
Otter & Partridge Creeks, J. M.
Kyle, Luther Rowland..
Tcllico, Robert Ramsey.
Lower Burningtown, lienry Hall.
Upper Burningtown, L. P. Roper.-.
Aquonc, Bob Baniett.
Cartoogechaye, Bob Southards.
Evans ,& Middle Creeks, Oscar
Tcssentee Creek, N.-'L. Henry.
Whiteside Cove, Charles Edwards.
Scaly, B. Picklesimer.
Many of these wardens represent
communities which have taken pride
in the fact that 'fire has not gotten
r.m ninnitecr-awrytvonany years,
which has grqwn up in Macon county
and the surrounding counties where
the forest touches.
The wardens will work with the
regular fire organization of the Nan
tahala which has not been changed.
Forest Picture Showing Fire
Damage Creates Much
Interest In Macon
The forest service mewing picture
fire prevention project has covered
14 communities on the Nantahala for
est and been shown to nearly 2500
people in the three weeks of its itin
erary here. Attendance at' the project
in each community was as follows:
Mulberry i ...... . 260
Cartoogechaye ,.;..... 2S0
Pine Grov e .......... 1 75
Upper Burningtown 170
Wesser Creek ..'...' 250
Andrews (Rotarl Club) -. 30
Kyle i 220
Aquone ........................ 200
Pleasant Grow. , 50
Gleiiwarry ,:, ; 75
Ranger W. M. Maule, in charge
of the ,'t project, believes the Nantahala
district will run up a record for at
tendance before the schtdule is com
pleted. Highlands,, Scaly, Tusquitte
and Hayesvilh-. will be visited during
tne next tew ,tlays.
Mr. 'and Mrs. Harrison Franks .am!
friends and relatives here last week
Miss Louise He ii'!;..r' in spent
week end with .'mi,; parents,- Mr. ;rn ..!
Mrs. C. V.- I lenilt rsoii ;u Line Grun.
Miss'. Mary. ' Ami TiK 'n, Mr--. Be.i
Rogers ' ami. s-n ' 'Hernrin' .made' a
fly:)!, trip- to -liivi.il.i'ids Sunday.
Ku:-.ene I.leiiih-rs' n,
and, lamny oi i-.ra-hm m, re tin- L,uc:-t-:
of M.rs. 1 leii'lre-oii's : ai 1 ;;t.. Mr. and
Mrs. A. !'.. Sho,,k, Sunday. .
Missi;s Ronnie. '-and -Connie Sliwitu
ers were the' guests 'of M i-es n nc ;
and Marie Rogers, Sunday.
Mr, Ezra Shook who is' attend:n,.:
school at l-'rankli:; spent the w.-k c-mi
with his parent-, .Mr an'! Mrs. A.
E. Shook. :
Miss Thendo-'-it. Tiison, who is slay'
ing at Mr. J. I'. McC'oy's spent the
week end with homeiolks. ' ,
Mr. J.H. Mirgan, made a business
trip to Highlands Thursday.
Miss Ruby Miller has gone to
Georgia to her sister, Mrs. l-'loyd
Hoover, who . is teaching there.
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The farmers of North Skeenah are
all about through making syrup' for
tjiis season. ; ,
WORK STARTS ON
HIGHWAY NO. 286
Large Force of Hands With
Good Equipment to Re
surface Road from Frank
lin to lotla Bridge. .
A large force of men with modern
equipment began work this week on
that section of Highway No. 286 be
tween Franklin and lotla bridge. It is
understood that the road will be scar
ified and that more gravel and sand
will be placed on the road bed. After
the road is properly shaped a. coating
of tar will be used as a binder, it is
said. This road is now in bad shape
due to the heavy traffic that has
passed over it in the past two years.'
According to reports the contract tails
for finishing the -mad as far as lotla
bridge,-a distance of-four miles from
town. After that part of the highway
is .completed it is hoped that the con
tractor will be permitted to resurface
the road as far as West's Mill, three'
miles from lotla. Beyond that point
the road is in reasonably good con
dition. Broadway Locals
Mr. Billie l'ikens spent Saturday
night with Mr. Andy Wilson. Mr.
Pikens and Mr. Wilson visited friends
on Turtle Pond Sunday.
Mr. Thad Bryson spent last week
end on Broadway.
Mr. Hayes Bryson is now visiting
friends at Scaly.
-Mr-.- Johnny- Burnett and little
dauEht.crGlady-sr--.-werr-j'iir- this--- sec
Mr. Lawrence Carpenter has made"
his return from South Carolina where
he has been for a week visiting his
Misses Stella and Edna. Wilson
spent last week with their grandmoth
er, Mrs. H. C. Wilson.
Mrs. Ella Elliott spent last week
end with Miss Zillah Wilson.
Misses Zoa and Blanche Wilson
snent Sunday night with Miss Zillah
Mr. Frank Cabe was at Mr. Andy
Wilson's home Monday on business.
Messrs. Andy and Tom Wilson were
hauling poles last week.
Seems that Jack Frost has the peo
ple busy on Brojdway.
Mr. Bill Brown is very busy pull
ing fodder on his place on Broad
way. Mr. Bascom Long is wearing a
20x40 smile. It's a boy.
Mr. Tom Ballew was on Broadway
Mrs. Fannie Ballew made a ship
ment of 305 chairs to the Toy Furn
Miss Zoa Wilson made, a business
trip to Mrs. If. C. Wilson's home
Messrs. J J. and Columbus Vinson 1
were the guests of Mrs: H. C. Wilson
Miss Zillah Wilson, who has been
at home for some time, has now
returned to Highlands. v.
Mr. John Brown was on Broad
way last Friday. He is hauling cab
bage. M r. Jim Barns was in this section
-Mrs. Fannie. Ballew has another
shipment of 142 chairs to the Toy
Furniture' shop which' she is planning
on shipping Saturday.
Mr. R. M: Coffey was in this
section last Tuesday. Everybody seem
ed glad to set- Mr. Coffey asiain.
Miss"' Jean Wilson is with, home
folks now. " She spent the summer '
in I liehlarids.
M r. Tom Smi'h is at . work on the
golf course at 'Highlands again.
Mr.. Hollas J'atverson was in. this
section !a--t week. .
Rickman on Ticket
At . a leeeiit mi-eiim.;- the .Republican-cxe.cutiw-
(omtiiitti 1' unanimously se-'
lected John E. Ricki'inr' (' Franklin,
as a candidate lor county commission-:
er, vice '.. M. Ch-a--. eland dt High
lands who requested '!:;. t his name be
removed from the ticket. , M;v Rick
man made the race for commissioner
two .years auo and ' was defeated by
-1.V few oics. As a result of
Mr. -Hickman's becoming a candidate
.lr. Alt' Higdon has been appointed
as -"the 'Republican judge for Franklin
township,; superseding Mr. Rickman.
Franklin Beats Hayesville
The Franklin Hi defeated Hayes
ville Hi in- a football game here last
Friday by a score f 18 to 0. The
Hayesville team received much praise
from those present for the clean
game the team played. A return en
gagement will be played at Hayes
ville r.cxt Friday.