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FRANKLIN, Nr C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1328
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VOLUME XLIII .-'.-..,'-
Employees of Joines Motor
& Tractor Co. and Stand
ard Oil Co. Have Oyster
Supper in Show Room.
' Once each week the officials and
"employees of the Joines Motor $i
"Tractor company assemble to discuss
the problems that confront the com
pany in' its dealings with the public.
Occasionally ; these meetings take the
form of a supper. Monday night
approximately fifteen employees and
.their wives assembled at . the show
room of 'the company for an oyster
supper. Wade Recce and Jack Strib
. Jing had arranged the supper. Jess
Conlcy, general manager of the com--
j)any acted as toastmaster. Several
employees made talks while . Jack
Stribling made a regular" speech. Jack
propounded some business ' philosophy
that was unique. It was his conten
pion that when a man accepted cm:
. -nlnvmptit with a concern he not onlv
sold his physical self to the company,
, but his" moral self as well. No man
, who is ;n.t morally fit is capable of
igiving ' .the' best service to an em
ployer, said Jack. Jack went even
further and stated that an -employee
not only sold himself but his family
to the man who is paying the salary.
Unless a mart has the moral backing
of ..his wife in his., employment, that
Unan' is not able to render the best
"service. li&rr employee can not
Dr. Frank Smith, Pioneer In
Drug Business, Sells Out
icy then Ttated that it had always fecen
h.uk .yoncy oi nis uigauiz.au-m iu .w
ptay only men in whom the public
. h3d tiaAfidnceV -
was had' r'radE-'-Be
turned the" dials; 3hd Seamed to be
partial to the old time; fiddling break-
downs." ..., '
;' "Among those preseM were : Mr.- and
, Mrs. J. S. A Contey and daughter,
Grace ; Mr.i and Mrs, S im Morrison
and daughter, Dorothy Iiee; Mr. and
Mrs. Jim' Palmer; .Mf,1 nd nr.s'
George Brown;' Mr. and AMrs.W a C
it- r,Mi s . tv. c . Henry ;
AT r:A tr r r MA.rAe Mr. ana
Mrs. Reid Cabe; Mr. and M, rK,c
i uunningnam ; miss Myra
Thad Patton, Ralph Womack Jfc.k
. Stribling, Bob Blaine and tht fo1"
lowing named guests : J. W. i rect
and Major S. A. Harris.
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Road in Fine Shape Many
Strangers on Route Sun
dayRoad Follows Culla
saja For Several Miles.
John Smith, the- resident engineer
in charge of highways in this county,,
is to be congratulated oil the excellent
condition of highway Np. .28 as far
as the road is graded. The grade is
now finished to The Narrows about
two miles above the road camp. Auto
mobiles can go to the end of the
grade over an excellent road in half
an hour or less time. Sunday after
tinnn mnnv stranecrs were found in
the Cullasaja gorge inspecting the new
road. In this connection the road is
probably better . known- outside ot
Macon county than it is in the county.
Fcw-Vckizens uf1 Macon have -seen
this marvelous engineering feat whiU
strangers from far and near never
miss the opportunity to view the scen
ic wonders of the Cullasaja gorge.
Leaving the old road near McCoy s
store the highway crosses Buck creek
and then up the? gorge to -Brush
the entire distance
! r T.-aiin n frurlilarifls the road
i-nhr fn rmn the river, rrom Ai-c
Coy's- store to the- municiT'H aiuw at
Highlands the highway is within, sight
of the river ana in mosi prates
v-nle frnm the stream, lhe
scenery from the foot of the Cowecs
ir:,vUUn,lc i without doubt the
u,,tX in ihi western nart ot
.i. - r.A VJkIp Karris', of the
r i n c s t ct i c; w " . , i
Federal Ssystem Of Nusn
bering Highways Favor
(B-y Harvey Holleman
In the Asheville Citiz)
Tfie' W'isibm and foresighif of the
nwti who ' originated and it into
operation th system dI federal num
bering for trunk line highways
thiwighout ifte Unitci States, have
agahr been ilanoiistrattCL. x
'Thtf Bureau, of PuUic Roads .at
Washington,- iir; co-opcrj.tion with ttfe
Anuriiati HigiKays assvciation, has
ereatlv simtilifiet! the problem of long
distanc motoring through .tot the land.
The various states are rapidly ad
justing ifceir local highway numbering
to conform to tne icoerai sysiv.-iu, ai
in a coniarativclyv thort time the mo
torist majr follow 6J. S. numbers ex
clusively for any destinaifon whea
traveling m through irunK- tnitb.
Federal numbering has rmade pos
sible marv interstate and transconti
nental roact stiuatioras of bunefit to
long distance motorists, pourists are
finding als that it i iwssiblf to jug
gle the federal murabers, switching
from one tw the -other to, avtfid con
struction and) repair dktotirs. By com
bining favored secticas pf federal
hrghways cm.g may irse iniy ucuci,
r.-,rlc tn iffmost "aiivr itart of the
In Easiness Here 43 Years-
Filled Nearly. Half Million
Appreciation of Patronage.
PEOPLE PROTES V
Paper Requesting Postpone
ment of Building New Jail
Circulates Ovef tite fin-
' Itire County.
A paper requesting that the erection
of a new jail be postponed until the
county's , financial conditions will per
mit the building of a court house and
jail combined is being circulated all
over the county this week. Accord
ing to reports reaching Franklin tax
payers everywhere in the county are
anxious to sign this paper. It seems
to be; the general opinion of the tax
payers that the present jail can be
repaired so as to - meet the require
ments of the state, at least for a few
years. It is pointed out by those
who oppose the building of a new
jau at tnis time tnat tne expenditure
necessary for this purpose would be
a total waste when, the time comes to
build a new court house. Local con
tractors and builders have inspected
the old jail this week and are ex
pected to render a report by .next
Monday as to' whether (the jail can be
repaired and if so, what the cost will
According to an announcement made
here today Dr. Frank T. Smith who
t,c Kppn actively engaged in the
drug business in Franklin for the
t 4.V vears has sold his drug stoic
to Mr. Jim Perry, a native of Macon
.nttf The retirement of Dr. Smith
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from active business marks the close
of a singularly interesting career
in the business life of thA town. Spon
sored and backed by tlV late: Dr. .
M. Lyle and the present Dr. b. ri.
Lvle of Franklin, Dr. Smith opened
, a 7 .....re urn in
a drug store nere tj j";". :
a little frame building on Mam street
.4iere T. T. Moore & company are
1 ow doing business m a concrete
Slock. Later the drug store which is
i eheved to have been the on y m
k . . l . f WQvnpsville at that
"i i state wcm , ,
tffc e movcd into another store located
!rti t V) Tn,Wrr5si IS 110W m
whe. Soon after moving to this
Met Here Monday
The board of county commissioners
inner their swan song here Monday
when they met to close up the- affairs
of the county preparatory to turning
the county over to the new board ot
commissioners on the first Monday in
December. The meeting Monday
was an adjourned one from the pre
vious Monday. ' ,
The Tress is in receipt of a com
munication telling of a wedding on
i .:..,.. tmi- nc no name was
signed to the letter tne n.v
the contracting parties are withheld.
progress from the standpoint of
neaitn. ju .
the state did not require druggists to
be licensed in towns having a .opu
lation of less than five hundred . bi
1897 this law was changed and re-
.i -u ,ir.,yUts to urocure li-
Soon after moving to mis quireu u. . h the. ncw
.. .., -nr.nntnr1 nnst I ronses. Ill compiidnei. ,
m. Dr. mnn w . e-ih i)r. r. A. Kaysor o
at Franklin during ' ' , r. w. H. Justus of
Hendersonville ' took the recuired ex
amination and U .rcccc..-.
For many years Dr. Raysor ran a
Irug store in Asheville, but is now
retired while Dr. Justus is still m
active business at Hcndcrsonv.lle.
Dr. Smith is the son of the lak
Pr C D. Smith, a notcdIethodis,
minister tn , Tr i t .,
Smith, was -a member of the Holsto
conference and served as Pastor in
manv towns in North Carolina and
Virginia. On several occasions e
nciH nir e dcr. in wi in- '
Large Numbers See
Fire Prevention Pictures
Over 3500 people attended the show-:
ings of the forest service traveling
fire prevention project on the Nan
tahala district last month. The Nan
thala Ranger district lies mainly in
acon county and overlaps into Clay,
Swain and Jackson counties. Eighteen
engagements were filled in the course
of the tour. The attendance and in
terest shown is gratifying to local
forest service men and inspires con
fidence that the fire prevention record
in this section of the state will con
tinue to be as good as it has been in
the past two years. , '
if H t'u
tnAcY. . ::.tinn Thus the drug
sectmd . 1 the post office were in the
storf ajiv Uding. A few years later
same Jm again moved nis .uusmi"
Dr. StnHk' 'ing ndw. occupied by the
to the ,buV 'hevrolet company, sun
Perry-Jone i moved again to a new
latr T)r , 'ftk it hv 1. T. Moore and
building ere ted' . htter now living a't
vr t u 1 . . sr H) vears Dr.
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Winstnii-Sali- Xi. fi, hug business at
Smith conduc W lii'tf twp years ago
'i:., ...t.. Scott "tinniti
tif po-ain Tnrivf ri tr ttt 'irne ottlie
hotel block. About the W 's -a g"SI:
last move Dr. Smith' tool? i. 'n. h ,c.
Scroggs. Dr. Scrojgs wi"' .
with the ncw owner as Brttcrij.
During his -forty-thrtt" ycars i.
druggist the business of rir Smith
has grown until -at the datt ;rf safe
he had one of the Idri'es itrfur hL
ncsses in the western part of the statr.
During that time, too, Dr.; Sniftri
acted as his own .. '-prescription; drug
gist With the txcepiion of short m-
bered filled prescriptions now on f fa
in Smith's drug store indicate that hv
has filled between 400,000 a mT 5(X W
prescriptions during his career as a
druggist at Franklin.
The entire population of Franklfrr,
while expressing regret that their be
loved druggist is going out of busi
ness, have likewise expressed their ap
preciation of his services and extended
to him congratulations , on the . success
been in business longer than-' .-.
other man in rranklin. During th";
tim. he has seen the State make much
Six years past the' allotted three
,mi i,.n Hnn W. I. Tcnkins on
November 9th celebrated his 70th
birthdav at his home on Covvce. ITie
celebration was in the form of a din
ner prepared as only Mrs. .-Jenkins
knows how to prepare a meat. Around
the -table at noon were gathered tour
..r civ trms and dauuhters of Mr.
and Mrs. Jenkins. Those present were
Mrs. Bob Sheffield, Mrs. John Kay,
Mrs I'. J. Hurst and Mrs. I. 1.
Elmore. A daughter, Mrs. Mary Hurst
of Detroit and a jbnVcavcr A. Jen,
,.f Qnn Antnnin Texas, were UH-
of FranH,.,. lo. ims u..." u . , .... . . - y
tVVO CnilUICIl, "
Last week members rf the A. A. A.
discovered that by . combining U. ; S.
routes 25, 19' and 41, they would have
an almost perfect through route- fronj
Detroit I to Florida ovar whieff fast
time is possible the eatire distance,
and the roads arc , such' that weather.
jitmn,! pfi'prt them no more than
lummiviw v...w. -
on the best Boulevards in the btatt
rwrnif it follbvts U. S. route
25 through Toledo, Lima, Daytorr, Cin
cinnati, Lexington and, Wrin u
Asheville, where it switthes toU.
route 19, tfirotigh Canton, waynes
ville, Dillsboro, Franklin, across to the
North Carolirra-Georgiar state line
through Gainesville, Ga., to y Atlanta,
from which city U. S. route 41" lead
j: U. tr. Tri Cityr Fla. It IS
authoritatively declared to ,De, at
time, the. longest; stretch of modern
paving m Georgia. .
Reports verity tnai inis iuuic v
Detroit to- Florida, elimihates .the
bugabcar of mud, dust and trouble
some detours for the motorist from
the Great Lakes region to tne sun
shine state and the Gulf of Mexico,
there being only 94 miles of possible
dust-producing roadway aiong mis iv
Ui iiate of Michigan.
Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North
Carolina and Georgia to any unpu. iau
city in- Florida, according to informa
tion and data recently assembled.
The announcement of the hookmg
up of this ncw route combination will
result in the Michigan and Ohio, fall
.. ...;.tr rri't Hsint? it in great
JUKI Wlllivi - " if f- t
numbers. There are a number ot first
class hotels in Asheville, the majority,
of the tourists will make this a night
stop-over point, in the opinion of local
hotel men. N "
the"KockvMoimtamsr"tnair Aiir--"-f ,
views in "North-Carolina. The grade j
is now. past Raven's Cliff and' a short!
distance beyond' the- great tiat rock
that was formerly used as a pu pit
by- itinerant - preachers. Fronv the
steam shovel the mouth of The Nar
rows' can be seen. Here tne
nnii " distane througn
a narrow opening not more than: six
feet wide: Kelly I'aib arc
low The Narrows while thDty Falls
can be found a mile or two further
up the river. .From- Wisn crceK iur
highway starts on- a gradual, mchnc
that fin-ally reaches the top of he
Covvees. The entire length of the
Cullasaja gorge is seven or eight
mHes. In this distance the river falls
nearly 2000 feet. In fact it iVa com
plete series of falls and cascades, pre-
scnting views unexceieu n
Celebrates 76th Birthday
Onlv Children and Grand
children Present Makes
the laughter of many grandchi drcn.
i.. l,;., toll- m:.(!r nfier the meal, was
! served Mr. Jenkins staled that he nev
i.-iv.-. n-. . ...
:' n f,,vmrr m now .the WlIC
f Dr. Fleet Scroggs while the latlu
is the supervisor or mu - " - '" .VZr w, m, old enough t
. rih A-4ioima. i'- , .u,,: " ,,. tt,:s the . first f u
No TR K - b - a m.;;: far Mr. J,ki,
local l A on the town uuami .n ; ,m . jin.u"
befofv 'Vision,. Tfe is also p j children Present a . nbjtanc.n 1 c;
also serv "ht of the local lodge ".' "l.-r srimmv: ;"")
numerous V " 'er and for years was j he was rctain.ny a u m. k . t M l
barter merHt Methodist church. to k. h.m an i.rs hm . ,
the . Junior Oa who bought the.oM-a. prided h. 'vl . r" f
n Wwnrd of the a Rraduatr .n j old. .He referred lo J " Jr
Dr fim Penv shingtmt Stnte America and cited Darnel Wr .
Smith drm? -, ' was in the a man mightv intellect and rn,;,htv
Xrmacv It the W- f"-" in action. Mr. Jenkins said that whe,
Cy,t Jt,y- 'fie Horn, his time comes to pa to his rewrt d
drugus nesVi-n lhe west and he J J0
year.v He married Miss fe. , ... , J "aU; h ac;5n in the
if.n tt, elns'ma his t;.dk Mr. Jen-
Of ficial Returns
of Macon County
Hoover. -2903: Smith,
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tmc lI,.A..of'c maiurilV. 7UfS.
For Governor : (.arrtner, a-i
well. 2542. Gardner! majority, 2
r;.. rnntrress: Weaver, ft3.
t,.'...i...i -;7? Tir-
For Rcuister of Deeds: Hurst,
2535: Stockton. 270!). Mockton s m
J For' Snnevor: i-ish. 2575; San
r... )io' TMrr;lt rnaioritv. 9o.
' i:(,r O.-opor: OmW. 2042; Vng
ham 2-1C4. Conlev's majority. ,
Charlie 1-U-c-re, ;mg as an m
, t.t. .:.1 ? votes.
Fr Sheriff: limrrii. 2(.91 ;. Shook,
60o.-. iMm..iM. .-- ...
K,.r. r.in'iii".si' "'rs '.annni,
A,C " 1 '130. The first
mail, . i . -
nmorl were c-'ted.
l" ,,.er Sisk was
somelhing over 000. .
irhter nf thr- lu
Mrs.-Horni of. Franklin. . '
, In retiril'ig from business Dr S.
extends hfe thanks for the patroria
cialion for the fricrnkhina m-,
I.. , . 1- uu.-
j mg that time.
rtif,s read "'i oriiwrd por.ni
roi s a lonows: r . ,
rplini away like the stars ot the
losing their Usht m . the glorious
Only rcniKiiKcrcf. Dy vnai i-h"