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THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1929
Woman of Affairs" to Be Featured on Opening Night
. Theatre is Modern in Every Respect Synchronized
Music as ;Part of Entertainment
..- That Franaklin is fortunate frdm an
amusement standpoint is indicated by
' the recent completion of the Macon
Theatre' to be operated by Messrs.
Lyle and Porter. This theatre will
be opened for the first time Saturday
night of this week and the Grand
Opening will take place the , follow.
. ing Monday night when that magnif-.
icent picture, Woman of Affairs, yv'H
v . . , be featured. ' This picture is made
from Michael Aden's "Green- Hat''
. and shows John Gilbert aed Greta
- Garbo at their best It is considered
the greatest picture made by these
famous artists of hte screen. . An
I Electrograph, made on the principles
YJ of a Vitaphone," 'will furnish syn-f.-y
chronized music during the "screening
( of the picture.
The new theatre is located on Main
' street next door to the Citizens Bank
and is considered the most modern
picture house west of Asheville- It
will seat 250 people in opera seats of
the latest pattern. The screen is of
the latest make and is calculated to
eliminate the flickering effect notice
able ons cheaper screens. Experts ' in
lighting effects planned the location
of all lights. Ia fact the construction
of ' the theatre leaves nothing to be
, desired in the , way1 of comfort and
convenience. - -
.- ,M cssrs. - Lyle and Porter,.: have, j"e-
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the near future they are -planning to
screen the latest pictures, Among
these will be The Flying , Fleet, featur
ing Ramon , Novarro. ' This picture
was made at the U. S. Naval Acad
emy and shows what .the government'
is doing in the way of armed pro
, tcction for this country. Another
remarkable picture, that is scheduled
for Franaklin in the early spring is
The Trail of '98 made from Service's
. book of the same name. This pic
ture is an epic of , the Klondike gold
rush of 1898 and is pronounced by ex
perts' as the greatest action ' picture
ever screened. , In addition to these
two, pictures the management of the
local theatre have scheduled many oth
er screen productions of intense in
terest. Mr. Lyle announces that it
will not be necessary to visit neigh
boring cities to see; good pictures.
The Macon theatre intends to con
tinue its policy of showing the best.
STARS IN COMEDY
Anyone venturing into the wilds
of Brooklyn this week, would do well
' to drop into the Academy of Music
There, under the auspices of The
Brooklyn Institute of. Arts and
Science, the popular Institute Players,
a1 , under the capable direction of George
Tv Renavent, are playing the perennial
' favorite, "Peg of My Heart" as this
The role of the haughty Mrs.
Chicester is being superbly portrayed
by Miss Carolyn Rogers. Miss Rog-1
, crs, who is the uest artiste with
. the Players this week, .is extensively
and favorably known as a stock ac
tress of seemingly limitless versatility
and charm. A true artiste, Miss Rog
ers does not hesitate in disguising
. ! her youth and beauty, in portraying
7 the middle-aged, prim Mrs, Chichester.
' We have scen llrs. Chichestcrlplayed
f. by many stage favorites, but wc say
J without hesitation that the lovclv
j Miss Rogers gets a bit more out of
, ' j the role than any , of her predecessors.
This young lady embodies all the
:', Qualifications of a star, and'she should
go a long way in her chosen pro-
, fession. New Rochelle (N. Y.) Record.
Cunningham No Longer
With Porter & Co.
Effective today Mr.. Bill Cunning
ham who has been with J. S. Porter
& company for the , past two .years
severs his connection with the firm.
He has not announced his plans for
Mr. R. L. Porter will now have
full charge of the store as general
manager, He announces to his hun
dreds of friends that he will be glad
to serve them in any way possible
and i invites them ,to visit .his store
when in town.
Tom McCollum Injured
Toni McCollum is limping badly
due toj an accident at the Ritter com
. pany's j lumber mill Monday of last
week. His foot became entangled in
a chain! with the result that his ankle
of Macon vri.
FOR VAYAH BALD
C. N.. Mease Places Turkeys
on .Game Refuge Will
Return With 25 More This
-C. N, M ease of Black Mountain, re
cently released fifty turkeys on the
state game refuge in Macon county.
He will return later in the week with
twenty-five more. Mr. Mease will
also bring to the Wayah Bald Game
refuge three or four pairs of ring
necked pheasants. Jesse Slagle, the
warden of the local refuge, states
that there are" approximately fifty
wild turkeys on the refuge in addition
to the domestic turkeys recently re
leased. After a study of the refuges
under his Jurisdiction Mr. Mease de
cided that conditions in 'the Wayah
refuge are most favorable to the
propagation of pheasants. Conse
quently the pheasants in his posses
sion have-been released here.
a bill- in the general assembly placing
a closed season of five years on deer,
turkeys and pheasants and to prevent
the use of steel traps in this county, :
E. I. LONG DIES
AT OWN HANDS
E. I. Long, prominent merchant
and highly respected citizen of Etna,
this county, came to his death Tues
day morning. According to the ver
dict of the corner's jury the fatal
wound was self inflicted, His wife
had passed to her reward only two
weeks previously and grief at her
death is believd to be the reason for
taking his ownlife. It is said that
his daughter and a customer, were, in
the Store when Mr. Long entered
on his first trip to the building since
his recent illness. He : procured a
pistol ( and kneeling behind a projec
tion of the county placed the gun to
the back of his head and pulled the
trigger." Death is said to have been
The deceased was about fifty-seven
years of age and a native of Macon
county having been born near the
Georgia road six miles south 1 of
Franklin. The remains were interned
at the Cowee Baptist church Wednes
day afternoon. He is survived by
one daughter, Miss Pauline.
Chance to Go to S. C. I.
, Sylva, N. C, Jan. 25, 1929.
Editor Franklin Press, '
Franklin, N. C.
Dear Mr. Editor:
I. H, Powell of Sylva has given 12
acres of land to the school for gar
dens. It is our purpose to garden
this summer thus producing more rnd
better food for our consumption. Wc
arc offering to a limited number of
boys and girls of -the right-type au
opportunity . to come to the school
during the summer and work in the
garden and cannery thus paying thoi
expenses in school for the coming
year. Our county agent, Mr. Tilson,
is working on the details of the rlan
This piece of news has not' been given
to the public before. Won't you
publish jt in the next issue of your
paper and thus' give some boy or
girl the opportunity to work their way
through school? Please stat. in v"
article that those who are intcre"''
should write to N. R. Prickett, prin
cipal. . v
Trusting you shall be able to do
this for us, I am with best wishes,
N. R. PRICKETT.
1 James Mallonce, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Mallonce of Iotla, who
has been a midshipmen . at the Naval
Academy for 18 months has been dis
charged on account of his eyes. Jams
states that the academy authorities
sent 1 him to the best eye specialist
in the United States who advised
that his eyes were in such shape as
to prevent James remaining at the
academy. James returned tiome last
week and expresses his extreme re
uct at elavi!2 the naval snvk
2 BOYS 1 JAIL.
CHE AT LARGE
Cecil McClure and Vernon
Stocktoq In Jail Dude
Cowart at Large, in Crim
inal Assault Case.
On Sunday night, January 20th,
Cecil McClure of Clayton, Ga., Ver
non 'Stockton and; Dude Cowart of
Macon ' county, are alleged to have
entered a home on South " Skccnah
and, attacked the man of- the house
and also to have criminally assaulted
his wife, a woman about sixty years
of age. The two. bo'vs first named arc
said to be about 17 or y18 years of
age while Cowart is around twenty
years old. The boys are, said to have
been driitkmgand afteinsisting-rliat
the man take a drink became 'enra
at his refusal and struck -him onuh
head with a horseshoe. . Stockton is
then said to have dragged the woman
into the yard where he criminally
assaulted: her. She is said to claim
that both the other boys did likewise.
-All three boys then returned to the
house and remained there, until about
four o'clock Monday morning. The
boys are said to have come to the
house about nine o'clock Sunday night
and obtained entrance through
threats. They then left and soon
returned. Threats to burn the build
ing, according to the. woman's story,
again won entrance for the boys.
She claims also, that Stockton tried
to assault' her daughter but the girl's
physical strength prevented the act.
obtained a warrant for the three boys.
Deputies then went to South Skeenah
and arrested McClure and Stockton
and lodged them in jail. Cowart had
made his escape .and his whereabouts
are unknown to the officers.
The preliminary trial is scheduled
to take place in Franklin on Satur
day, February 2.
P. O.WINDOWS TO
Postmaster Franks Perfects
Arrangements to Keep
Windows Open From 8 in
the Morning to 6 P. M.
Eyer having the interest and. con
venience of the public in mind Post
master Sam L. Franks has perfected
arrangements whereby the windows
of the post office at Franklin ' will
remain open during the entire day
with the exception of Sundays and
legal holidays. For the past two
months ""Mr. Franks has been work
ing on' this proposition and the new
order went into effect Monday of
this week. From noon to one o'clock
each day has always been a busy
time at the local post office. '.The
mail from Dillsboro arrives at noon
and must be distribute. The train
mail leaves at 1 o'clock and the clerks
and postmaster have, always been busv
working the two; mails. Under the
new arrangement Mrs. Harold Wal
droop, nee Miss Laura Jones, w'l
work -from 12 noon to 4 p. m. 'each
day as assistant . to the office forces.
This will enable the windows to Re
main open at all times during o'frc
hours! In other word's the wind---will
not be closed as heretofore while
the train mail is being distributed to
the boxes. Since the now a'inr.
ments went into effect. Mr. Franks
has been receiving many compliments
on his efforts looking toward the
convenince of the public.
Miss Kingsberv Weds
Mr. Serrar in New York
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Kingsbcry, of
Aiiama, announce me marriage oi
their daughter, Emily, to Mr. John
D. Serrar, of Bayonnc, N. J., the
. I . . f
f wedding having been solemnized on
Saturday at noon, January 12, t the
Little Church1 .roun't the Corne-.
New York. Both bride and groom
are students nt Yale university.
Miss Kiniisbcrv ' came to Atlanta
from Franklin. N. C when she en -
tered Agnes Scott college. She did
outstanding work in , litcrarv fields,
contributing to college publications
and serving her senior year as cdito
of the Aurora, ciUP.rtcT magazine, fnd
as president of Poctv clnh. . ,li
studied playvvrtting under. Miss Nan
Stephens with such success that a
one-act play, "Kitty See Tt Thro'dv"
was presented by the College Dra-
matic club with three other original
plays. Her three- act play won a
prize offered by the Atlanta Drama
lea?!!? li?t ir'!ijr. ' Accii-nf! hv Or
4-H CLUB BOY
Macon County 4-8 Club Boy
Wins Second Prize as
Corn Grower Will Re
Raleigh, N. C., Jan. 28. Jesse" John
son, 4-H corn club member from
Pasquotank county, is the new .cham
pion corn grower among the club
members of North Carolina ior-.tIic
---Young Johnson produced a certified
yield of 1 50 bushels of corn on one
acre of land at a cost' of $40.20 or a
cost per bushel of 20.8 cents, accord
ing to records filed with state club
leader; L. R. Harrill, of the State
College ' extension service. Second
pri::.c winner - is Woodrow Dowdlc of
Cullasaja in Macon county who pro
duced 110.5 bushels at a cost of
$30.05 or a cost per bushel of 27.2
cents. Third prize winner is Phillip
Lutz of Newton in Catawba county
who produced 113.1 bushels- of corn
on one acre. It .was first thought
that Phillip had won second prize
but his cost of production was ' high,
amounting to $54.70 for the acre,
Pittsboro in Chatham county who
produced 73 bushels at a cost of
$20.95 or a cost per bushel of 28.4
"As a . result of winning first prize,
Jesse Johnson will get $7o in cash -ana
probably a free trip through Louis
iana, Texas and Mexico from funds
donated by the Chilean nitrate of
soda educational bureau. The other
three prize winners will cither be
awarded $45 each for being prize win
ners in their respective, districts or
second, third and fourth prizes total
ing to" the same amount of monVy.
These three prizes will also be award
ed by the nitrate organization.
Mr, Harrill states that each of these
prize winners used good, selected
seed, prepared his land well, fertilized
properly, top-dressed his corn with ni
trate and cultivated the crop accord
ing to extension recommendations.
The yields were carefully weighed .
and certified to by disinterested per
sons. Cherokee Man
. . !L j...JComes C3ear
One Nelson from Cherokee county
was recently arrested for hunting in
Macon county without a license. The
hunting is said to have taken place
near Aquoiic. In a trial before Mag
istrate George. Carpenter last week
the accused man presented a state
license dated before he was arrested.
The game officials arc inclined to be
lieve that this license was purchased
after the arrest and dated back. It
is said that an investigation of this
matter will be made. Nelson was
found not guilty. In the course of
the trial some trouble between' a matt
in. the audience and one of the lawyers
for the defense occurred. It is -stated
that. a deputy from Cherokee and orv
from Macon drew their pistols in an
effort to, prevent a fist fight. How
ever the trouble passed off with in
jury to no one. At the height of
the rucusj crippled Dan Carter who
w?s getting" an earful of the trial, is
said to have left the scene in .high
and on two perfectly good legs. One
man cairns that Dan came down the
long flight of court house steps in
i ttirf tniatitv limine TVnr minntne
Utr U0 U ronnrtrrl tn havo horn
seen one mile west ot rrankhn awl
still going strong.
Baker for his renowned play-writing
i class in the Yale College ot Drama.
Miss Kingsbery left last September t
continue her study in the cast.
' Serrar, well-known manufacturer of
1 Serrfar, well-known manufacturer o
Bayonnc, N. J.: He graduated lav
year from Villa Nova college, Penn-
sylvania, and wis admitted to the
Yale College of Medicine this fall.
j The attractive couple motored tr
, New York from New- Haven Satur
day morning with a few intimate
friend?, who witnessed the high noon
wedding at the Little Church Around
jr Mr. and Mrs. Serrar- will continue
'their studies at Yale and are at home
at 36 Park street, New Haven, Conn,
Sets New Pace
Growth of This Industry in
North Carolina During
Past Five Years Has At
tracted Nation's Attention.
, One feature of the past season was
the increase in prices farmers re
ceived for their poultry over that of
the 1927 season, which was more or
less one of low prices and discourage
ment. Prices averaged four 'to five
cents higher on most all classes v
poultry. . ; ,
Another feature was heavy" market
ing from North Carolina: This came
as a response lo better prices. At
present, the number of cars, shipped
by the country as a whole' is about
eight to ten per cent short of 1927.
In other words, while North Carolina
farmers were marketing more poultry
than in 1927, the rest of the country
was -marketing a - smaller am on nt. Car-..
lot shipments from North; Carolina
in 1927 handled close to three, mil
lion pounds, while in 1928 there was :
close to seven million pounds of poul
The value of that sold in 1927 was
about 3-4 of a million dollars and'thc
value of hte 1928 shipments was close
to two million dollars.
Under the present co-operative
agreement between the College and
the Department of- Agriculture for
the promoting of these carlot sales,
North Carolina poultry sold for as
much as 3 or 4 cents per pound more
than Tennessee or Kentucky poultry.
In these states no such, or at least
very few, sales are held.
attention, and buyers from aV far
away as Chicago and New York seek
North Carolina poultry. We ,frc espc-.
cially well situated in regard to the
market as our poultry comes on ear
lier in the spring than that of the
great Middle, West.' This gives North
Carolina farmers a premium of 3 to
5 cents more for their poultry. When,
this western country comes on the
market after diggin' put from under
snow, there is a great volume of poul-
try shipped in to the market. l'V , -
tunatelv this comes in June, July, or,
after the bulk of our poultry has
Workers of the department of
agriculture and the Salisbury cham
ber of commerce were instrumental
in securing a large poultry dressing
plant for Piedmont Carolina in Salis-
bury- This plant gives a ready mar-
ket for poultry, especially in the sum-
mer as it specializes in .lattemng
poultry ana urcssing u aim m snip
ping in solid carloads io the Nevf
York Market. The plant opened for,
business July first and by December
had dressed a million pounds of poul-i
try. Its capacity is four thousand
head fo poultry daily, or about twelve
to sixteen thousand pounds. Running
at full capacity, it could dress 200,00ft
pounds per month.
Now that markets arc provided for
poultry every day in the year, the in
dustry is bound td expand. Agricul
Miss Stella Wilson is now at Brass
town, N. C, at school whdre she
will be for some time.
Mr. Frank Cabe spent Wednesday
night with." Manly .Wilson.
Misses Addic and Je.',r Wilson
spent last week with Mrs. H. C. Wil
son. Mr. Ervan Keener was in this sec
tion last week buying furs. " '
Mr. William Green, Miss Addie
Wilson, Mr. Jerry Wilson and Miss
Nellie Wilson spent Sunday with Mrs.
Mr. Floyd McCall was in this sec
Miss Stella Wilson and Mrs. F.
E. Ballcw made a business trip to
Highlands last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Bart Wilson spent ,
last wef'k end on Broadway.
Mr. Tom Smith went to Highlands
Saturday on business.
Mr. K. M. .Coffey was in this sec
tion last week. . '
Mr. Tom Wilson spent Thursday,
night with her grandmother, Mrs. H.
' Mr. Lawrri)e-"Carpcntcr spent Sun
day with . Mr. Andy Wilson. , . . ' -
Mr. Bart Wilson and son, Radford,
mndc a bui"'-rs trip to Mrs. Andy
Wilson's hojTi- Thursday.
Mr. T. V. Vinson was in this sec
tion Fridav. , , : . ;.
Mr. !7r?k I liney made ,a business
trip to Mr. Andy Wilson's . home
Xhi'-sd"". . , .
Mr. Grav . Smith was in this sec
tion Thnrsdav. ,
Mrs., Effie Wilson made a business
trip to .Highlands Saturday. , ,
Mr. Frank ,Cabe anci Mr. Ant;
Wilson were visiting their ' rclativ ;
this week at Town county.