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.ie Game Refuge
17 PeaUi Over 5,033
Ideal Dairy County
CwaP . Electric Power
for Industrie v
Abundance Cooi Laiiar
Pure, Clear Water .
BID LIACON CO.
: DONATE $325,08?
Stikeleather Claims buclj is
the Case Macon County
Officials Disagree Ex
citement Caused by Re-
; ceipt of Letter From Dis
f . :
No little excitement has been cre
ated in officials circles at Franklin
, by receipt of a letter from James
G. Stikeleather, district highway .com
missioner, concerning the sum of $325,--000
advanced by the' county to the
state for road purposes. The chair
, man of the board of commissioners
is in receipt of a letter from Mr.
Stikeleather, which, states in effect
that the county. has no claim on the
state for the amount advanced. This
letter was written in reply to one
from Mr. Harrison making inquiries
about the . fuhd in question. Mr.
Stikelcathcr's letter follows:
Board of County Commissioners,
Mr. J. .0. Harrison,
Franklin, N, C.
I am in receipt of your letter of
the 18th asking about the loan of
$325,000 which Macon county made
to the State Highway Commission
some years ago. . You gentlemen can
easily find' out in Macon county that
this money was turned over to the
State Highway Commission to spend
,-- on KnutP .7 and they asked, that-the !
any money that would have been
paid on this loan on Route 28. This
is being done. In other words what
the. officials of Macon county did -was
to make a donation of this $325,000
to be spent on Route 28. nt
I have referred to this' in numerous
addresses I have made in your, town
and I am surprised you are riot fa
miliar with the situation.
Very truly yours,
J. G. STIKELEATHER,
In connection with the subject mat
ter of this letter the commissioners
. searched the records of Macon county
and dug up the following contract :
North Carolina, Macon County.
North Carolina State Highway Com-
mission J3oard of Commissioners,
Macon County. t , .
This Agreement, made and entered
into this the 30th day of November,
1926 by and between the North
Carolina State Highway Commission,
party of the first part, and the Coun
ty of Macon by and through its
Board of Commissioners, party of
the second part,
WITNESSETH, THAT -r
wTumna fYmnfv of Macon has
heretofore entered into three several
contracts with the North Carolina
ctn TTio-liwQv rommission under the
terms of, which the Countyof Alacon
agreed to advance to the State Hish
! way Commission certain sums of mon
ey to hasten the construction of State
highway work within said county: the
first of said- contracts being dated
July 8, 1925, providing for an advance
of One Hundred and Fifty' Thousand
($150,000) Dollars: the second of said
contracts being dated October 9, 1923;
and provided for an advance of One
'Hundred and Fifty Thousand ($150,
. $00) Dollars: and the third of said
contracts being dated the 31st, of
July. 1926, providing for an advance
of Twcntv Five Thousand ($25,000)
Dollars; all of said sums to be re
paid out of the proceeds' from .bond
issues hereatter . autnorizca uy mc
North Carolina General Assembly, or
. other road construction fnds to
tip pvtptit thnt the allocation to Ma-'
V ron County may be sufficient there-:
for : and '. ' i , !
X Wlifrpas thi. "Roard of Commission-i
' ers of Macon County find that fur
ther state highway work ' in Macon
Countv. to .. wit : the , construction of
some, durable and permanent tvnc "
h?rd surface road over that portion
?rtf catP ' hi'crhwav route 28 throurh
the Countv of Macon, constitutes ark
urgent public neress'tv of the UHunv
of 'Macon : and the' delay in the con
struction of said road until the nbo'-e
named ad'-ncs should be repaid by
the State HiRhvyay Commission would
work irreparable' injury to Macci:
'County; . - : -
' Now Therefore it is agreed that
the County of Macon hereby give
connt to the aoplication b,r t
State Highway Commission of tV
pn-csnrv stite hisrhwav funds "vail
1 ''ifilr for t-mfl onstnirtion in Macon
County, to be applied to the rost,oj
. i i .r
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tne improvement, "inn rmTruriij(i n,
some form of durable h.rd surface
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Has Aided in Building 27
- Homes Loans Amount to
$98,825 Directors and
, Officers Elected.
The annual stock holders' meeting
of the Macon County Building and
Loan Association was held in the
Building and Loan office on Jan
uary 17th, at 8 p. m. Dr. S. H.
Lyle was elected chairman of the
meeting and G. A. Jones, secretary
After hearing the report of the
directors, directors for the ensuing
year were elected. The entire old
board was re-elected, consisting of
H. W. Cabe, Gus Leach, Dr. S. H.
Lyle, - G, A. Jones, J. S. Conley, S.
L. Franks, R. D. Sisk, Alvah Pearcc,
George Dean, and Harold T. Sloan.
After the adjournment of the stock
holders' meeting the directors met, at
which time H. W. Cabe was reelected
president; Gus Leach, vice-president;
G. A. Jones, secretary-treasurer: and
R, S. Jones was elected assistant
secretary-treasurer and attorney.
At ' the directors' meeting it. was
shown that . the association had since
its formation, loaned on first mort
gage loans over $93,000 more than
$43,000 of which had been loaned for
the purpose of assisting in building
twenty-seven homes in Franklin and
other parts of Macon county. $31,000
in round figures, had been loaned for
the purpose of purchasing homes, and
the. remainder for - repairs: and , dis-.
their stock. The total amount of
outstanding loans as of January 1,
1929 was $98,825.00.
The institution was founded in-October,
1922 The directors announced
at the stockholders' meeting that the
First Series would be retired as of
March 1st, one month earlier than
had been contemplatd. With its
present earning rate, each series can
be retired in tjie same length of
time ; that is 334 - weeks, and - leave
a small surplus to take care of any
loss which the association may fmi
some unforeseen cause sustain. The
record of the association unique, in
that during the first six years of its
existence, only one foreclosure has
The growth of Jhe association is
shown by the amount of mortgage
loans outstanding at the beginning of
each year since its organization, as
January 1, 1929 ........$ 1.200.00
; 1929 ...98,825.00
Apply For Fish Now
Supervisor A. A. Wood of the
Nantahala National Forest states that
those desiring federal fish should
apply at the forest office this week
as the applications must be sent 1 in
on the last day of tliis month. He
suggests that those making applica
tions;' should construct rearing pools
though this is not absolutely , neces
sary. Specifications', for such pools
may be obtained, from Jesse Slaglc,
warden of. the state game refuge on
Wayah creek. Fish kept in rearing
pools until 'three' inches in length
will ... survive to - the extent of 90 per
cent while 90 per cent those releeasod
in streams immediately on receipt will
die or be eaten by larger fish. Ap
plications of those who have renrin ,v
pools1 will be' given precedence . over
all others. : A number of rearing pools
have been built in the county in
cluding the one at the state game
refuge, two or three at ' Highlands
and one i s - no w u nder---cons4ni
on Brush creek at the camp of W.
R. C. Smith of Atlanta.
RABUN GAP SCHOOL
Last Friday night the Franklin high i
basketball, team took the Kabun
school boys into camp by a score
of 17 to 12. Saturday night the
Franklin boys beat the Wh'ttier ag
gregation by a score of 19 to
At the end of the regulation periods
the score .was tied at 15 all. The
extra five minutes of plav resulted
in a victory for Franklin. Those, who
saw the Whittier game pronounced
it one of the best of the season;
Saturday night the Franklin, girls
lost 'to the girls' from "Whittier' by
the score of 12 to 15.
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of priority that the County of Mh
con may have under the terms of
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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAC, JANUARY
Representative of Virginia
Well Co. Here to Begin
Work Town Buys Lot
From M. D. Billings.
A representative of'h'e Virginia
Machinery & Well company reached
Franklin Thursday of last week to
begin boring a new well on the west
side of Harrison avenue where the
road to the camp ground leaves the
street. A lot fifty by seventy-five
feet was purchased from Prof.'M. D.
Billings as a well site. Since, the
main, now, runs as far. as the home
of iHorner-Stockton this location will
necessitate cjnly a short section o.
pipe to connect with the city.v.atei
system. Mr. Lee Barnard oftercd to
give the town a lot between Harrison
avenue and the camu 'exound. m
member of the town board stated that
this proposal, due to the necessity for
a longer main, would have made the
proposition more costly than the one
tor the past several years the town
has needed a more abundant water
suoolv. Manv citizens were in favor
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of a bond issue for a gravity system,
but the city fathers decided that the
town is "not financially able to install
a svstem of this kind. It is pointed
out by those opposing the boring of
another well that it is a mere gamble
whether,. or not j-vatcr.. will be found,
juuiiug " v a it;- rrciij ' Vi cuwvttar- tit
amount to around $6,000 per year, or
the amount of interest on a bond is
sue of $100,000. However, the oppo
sition to boring a. well is not very
pronounced and many citizens believe
that the town board has acted wisely
in the matter.
Lester Henderson has bought an
interest in the Sludcr-Garrett Furni
ture company and , assumed active
charge of the business as manager
Monday. It is understood that Mr.
F. Y. McCrackcn who has been man
ager of' this .store since its opening
will return with his family to Knox
ville the latter part of the Aveek.
Miss Louise Henderson, sister of
Lester, will take charge of the S &
L 5 and 10 cent store, at least
temporarily. Since entering business!
at Franklin, as an employee of Sloan i
Bros. & company Mr. ' Henderson ' has
made an excellent reputation as ;f
business man and his many frien'1
predict for him success in his new
venture. ' - -'':"' " ;
. Wearing Completion
The .Porter-Higdon', building next
door to the Citizens bank is ncari"!
completion.. Mr. . Kill Tippctt, in
charge of construction, states that
the building will be ready for oc
cupancy by. Saturday of this weeV.
The Macon theatre v;.i!l occupy .the
ground floor. Mr. S. II. Lyle, Jr.,
has' announced that the new the?.tv"
will have, a seating capacity of tv
hundred and fifty and that the sent"
in rear of the auditorium will l-
larger than those now in .:' the '-J (lie
Hour, it is rnderstend that Att '
ney T. J. Johnston has- leased the
two front rooms on the second floor
and tbit the forest scr ice will oc
cupy the two rooms in the rear on
this floor. The two ' center rooms
have not vet been leased.
.Porter Introduces Bills
According to dispatches from Ral
eigh, Representative J, A. Porter, of
Macon county has introduced : V'u
increasing the county board of'cducn
tion from three to five members, lie
has also introduced a bill pertaining
to the rr'nds f .'tli'.c, .county. . The . di
natch .-did- .rot- mcpHon details, '"
it is believed here that the road bill
has to 5 do v'th making the -count.'
instead of the '' tovrnship the road
. -Mr, Porter has been requested
pass a law making a five years' closed
season on deer, ' turkeys and lihens
ants in this county; Lovers of ' v.,;ld
fame in Macon are honing that M.
Porter will have no-.difficulty in se
curing the passage of such a bill.
Mr: J. V. Arrendale of JIaycsvillc,
passed through Franklin Monday on
his way to Athens, Ga. It is undc"-
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Mrs. Marcus L. Burnette
Dies On North Fork
After Long Life
Black Mountain,, Jan 16. Mrs. Sar
ah Jane Allison Burnette, 85, wife
of Marcus Lafayette Burne'tte, died
at the family home on North Fork
Tuesday night. Funeral services will
be held at the home Thursday, at
noon, followed by interment in the
North Fork' burying ground.
Mrs. Burnette was a member of
two of the real, pioneer families of
Buncombe county, the Allisons and
Burnettes. She was bvrn September
12,- 1843, and was married -to -Mr.
Burnette on Mav 10. 1868.. 'Mr. and
Mrs. Burnette celebrated their six
tieth wedding anniversary last May.
Six of eight children, with the hus
band, survive their mother. They are :
Launa, Will, Bart, Mrs. Ada Bur
nette Trotter, Mrs. Delia Burnette
Hurst, and Fred McL. Burnette.
Throughout her active and long
life, Mrs. Burnette enjoyed the friend
ship and love of many, both inside
and outside the community. The, fol
lowing tribute has been paid to her
by a friend : "Mrs. Burnette's life
has meant much to this community
in every way. She, since her early
girlhood, has been a devout member
of the Baptist church. Her passing
means the falling of. another land
marks to .which more, than one gen-
On Farm Outlook
Secretary Jardine. Senator McNary,
Representative Haugen, Econotnittf
and Marine Band in Program
. A nation-wide radio broadcast Avhich
will . include talks by the Secretary
of Agriculture, the chairman of the
agricultural committee of- the tvA'O
Houses of Congress, leading agricul
tural economists in the goA'crnmcnt
service, and music by the United
States Marine band, on Monday Jan
uary 28, will take to the million and
a half American farms equipped with
radio sets .the- Department of Agricul
ture's statement of the Agricultural
Outlook for 1929.
The broadcast will be transmitted
through a network of stations as
sociated with the National Broad
casting company. This network Will
cover the nation from the Atlantic
to Pacific coast and from the Can
adian border to the Gulf of Mexico.
The program will open at one forty
five p. m., Eastern Standard Time
and will continue, for one hour":
Senator Charles L. McNary of
Oregon, chairman of the committee on
agriculture of the United States Sen
ate, and Congressman Gilbert N.
Haugen of Iowa, chairman of the
like committee of the House of Rep
resentatives, will join1 with -Secretary
William M. Jardine of the Department
of . Agriculture in 'pointing out to
listeners, Ihc aid givt'n bv nutho--itative
outlook information to the udr
juslmcnt of tlie nation's agricultural
production to the demand of con
sumers in this country and in th
world. Secretary Jardine will brief
ly Mate the main factors in the for
eign and domestic situation v.h'''
Avill influence; the market for ihr
year' s out t ou r n of A m c r i ca n c i'O f) :
and livestock. ,
The chairmen of the. department'-.;
outlook committees on. Avheat, corn
tobacco, potatoes, hogs, beef cattle,
'dairv. products, and poultry will sum-.
r arize the outlook for these m.i''.
l'"ps of farm production. Nil". A
()!en. ch'ef of ihe I'.nreau of Agri
cultural Economics, will explain how
the ontlook information will be inter
preted , bv-. specialists of. the -several
states at state and county outlook
meetings' 'f farmers, and w'U con
chn'e the broac'cpst in n Ivicf f-tatrt:
ment of the . agricultural- situation, in
the United States. The; United States
Marine. Band, will provide music.
The h'tok-ut) for the Agricnltj'-'1
Outlook broadcast will be the largest
cvcr linked fo- a 'dii) nrn"r5ni ' i'
sitrned ,, especially for the farm audience.
"On , January 4th the death angel
visited the home of Lawrence Brendle
and called him away to that home
prepared above.' '
die ;wa3 n.rried to -Miss Nell
KiV-tv:"n on March 2l.
He leaves mov."" . .Irs - '"& "
'ovintr comnanirjn, f'Hther : :.'''
brothers and one sister. He join"'
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Appropriation For Agent la
creased From $800 to $l,-
200 Harris Requested Re
lease Several Weeks Ago
That former county agent, Lyles
Harris, asked to be relieved of his,
duties several weeks . ago is the an
nouncement of John W. Goodman,
district agent, made here Thursday of
last week. Mr. Goodman said that
Mr. Harris, having received offers
for his services from commercial
firms at an increase of salary, was
anxious to be relieved of his duties
as -county- agent,- but - had - agreed to
remain in Macon county until his suc
cessor could be appointed. The dis
trict agent came to Franklin last
week to consult with the commission
ers and to adjust the matter of a
county agent. The commissioners
agreed to revoke their order appro- '
priating only $80Q for support of the
agent and entered an order appro
priating the sum of $1200. This be
ing satisfactory to the state authori
ties the commissioners and Mr. Good
man tactily accepted the resignation
of Lyles Harris as county agent and
employed Frederick Sloan of Franklin
in that capacity. As soon as Mr.
Sloan can get his personal affairs in
shape he will enter upon his duties
as an employee of the county and'
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his duties on"Marchfi7st. Thelrdr
allows him to spend a part of his
time for a fcAv months in other
counties under a county agent in or
der , to get the necessary experience.
It' -is understood here that - he will -go
to Jackson county to serve under
the county agent in that county.
Only two. members, of the board,
Mr. Harrison and Mr. McCIurc, were
present when the order employing
Mr. Sloan was passed. The order
The board of county commissioners
met in call session with J. O. Har- "
rison, chairman, and C. H. McCIurc,
member, present and the following
business was transacted:
That the-county of Macon appro
priate the sum of $1200.00 per annum
for the services of a county agent or
farm demonstrator, and furnish a
room in the court house of Macon
county for said agent's office.
That one Frederick Sloan be and is
hereby employed for a period of two
years from July 1, 1929, as said agent,
to be approved by the Director of
Extension. It is understood and
agreed that the said county of Macon
or the said Sloan may withdraw from
the terms- of this employment bv
serving notice on the other of 30
days. It is further understood and
agreed that said Sloan is to begin
active work as said agent on March
It is further understood an 1 agreed, -that
said Sloan is hereby authorized
and allowed to spend a part of his
time with agents of other counties
until July 1, 1929, but on the condi
tion that he, the said Sloan, look
after the poultry sales and other cur--rent
duties of an agent in said
county of Macon.
. A roll call vote was had on the
foregoing order and the following .
members .were present and voted in
f;i-or of - snid -order : - r.- '.
Voting-in-favor of-said -order
J. O, 'Harrison, C. H.McClure.
Robert Hoffman, city clerk, has
written a Utter to the broadcasting
stations in the middle west, east and
south inviting attention to the Atlanta-Franklin-Ashevillc
Short Route. Mr.
Hoffman has- received a .number, of
replies statin"- ' that the stations in
question would be glad to broadcast
the information' nbotit the highway
mentioned. , Vv'WNC announces this
route each do; .at noon.
Miss Dorothy Shook has returned
to her school . Tt Tamassec, S. C. .....
Mrs. Ker.ma Holland of Pine Grove,
is' visiting lu-r- parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Moss and
Misses ; on i , and Asea 'Woods were
visiting Mr. Moss' parents, Mr. and
Mr T. T.'Wood. last Sunday.
Misses ' .Gt-neva and Marie Roe
""-.re visiting at Yellow Mount
Mr. Gwrue Barnes of C- '
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