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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY FECHUARY 28, 1929
Tentative A g r e e m e n t Is
Reached With Bryton
? City Aldermen -
V ; Bryson City, Feb! 21.-Salc of the
! . municipally owned hydro-electric plant
! ' -of Bryson City to , the Jupollo Public
Service ' corporation : was practically
'completed today, St was announced to--night
by S. W. Black, chairman of
the board of aldermen.
Thp rnntract for the sale will call
for a consideration of . $300,000, and
this instrument is expected to be
sicned within the next few days, Mr.
' Black said that they were awaiting
a conference with Alf S. Barnard of
Asheville, attorney, and secretary of
, the . Jupollo company's Southern
. branch, before "closing the final trade,
tn thp event of a definite i aeree-
; v ment between the town board and
'" hr nfilitips comnanvl an election will
' "be called in a short time to allow
' the voters of Bryson City to express
'' their wishes in regard to sale of the
Tvrnnprtv. Members of the board of
aldermen besides Mr. Black, are: R.
L. Orr and S. A. DeHart.
U. M. Mead, oresident of the Tupol
lo company, has been in Bryson City
for several days conterring wnn mem
ffr of tne town, board. r
The" Jupollo company has purchased
' a number of Western North Carolina
V power concerns during recent months,
Namong them doing , those at Franklin,
i Andrews, and Old Fort. Asheville
Citizen. ' .
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The Press oresents below a puzzle the solving of which will win a free
25c ticket to the Macon Theatre provided the solution to the puzzle is ac
companied by a six months' subscription (75c) to Ihe Press. lwo tree
tickets will be given if the solution is accompanied by a year's subscription
($1.50) to this paper. The tickets will be good, at any time, but the solution
must reach The Press office not later than three weeks after the date of
the paper in which the puzzle is printed. .
The words below compose two sentences ana tne woras are arranged hi
a certain ordernot picked at random. The solution is easy when the key
is discovered. 1 .
The finding of a skull just beneath
the top of the ground in the garden
of Pine Tree Inn at Franklin has
created no little conjecture here as
to the identity of the man who met
his death. The Pine Tree Inn is
now owned by S. A. Munday and
was originally built a number of
years before the Civil War by the
late Jesse Siler. He gave the home
and a brick store near by, to his son,
the late Thad Siler. Just before the
war mentioned both buildings were
purchased by the late William Mc
Coy. Forty-five years ago S. A.
Munday became owner of the proper
ty. Stories are current that just
after the Civil War a horse trader
from New England came to Franklin
with $5,000 on his person.- Rumors
say that the man never left town and
T?.rs late? z brother
The first of four quarterly joint
meetings of the Rotary clubs in the
extreme western part of the state
was held on the roof garden of the
Scott Griffin hotel at Franklin Febru
ary 21. Approximately sixty Ro-
tarians were present including large
delegations from Waynesville, Sylva
and Andrews. Three Rotarians from
the Asheville club also- attended the
meeting. The principal speaker of
the evening was ; Clarence Weaver of
Ernest Withers of Waynesville, who
is primarily responsible ' for the ex
istence of Rotarv ! clubs at Sylva
Andrews and Franklin, acted as toast-
master. Just before ( the meeting ad
journed those present, by a rising
vote, , endorsed Mr. Withers for the
office of District GovernorrThis of
ficial' will be elected dt the- District
Ends First Year Successful
lyShows Great Need for
Modern Highway Structures.
DAKGER OF $41
TAX LEVVOiJ $1C3
Enabling Bill Permitti
County to Issue $100,CCD
in Bonds Held Up in Coca
(By E E. Duffy)
One of the most striking products
of this motor age has just completed
its first year bf usefulness. This is
the7 Hudson vehicular tunnel which
gives New York City a safe, . high
speed uotlet to New Jersey.
During 1928 more than eight and a
half million passenger cars, trucks and
busses traveled through this r concrete
encased tube unmindful of the Hud
son river overhead. Spaced 75 feet
or more apart, these motor vehicles
passed through the tunnel at speeds
not exceeding 30 miles an (hour. '
Of all the features that make the
tunnel a tribute to the en gineers
who planned and built it, perhaps
none is more significant than the
ventilation. For the most part the
washed air in the tunnel is as pure
or more pure than the air on the
open streets. Tests have . shown that
the quantity of automobile exhaust
gas present is- usually less than one
half of the low adopted standard.
The Hudson vehicular tunnel bears
UUl 111C ICH-IH IIIdKC IHJ UlUt UldllS.
In 1919 when the tunnel was planned
for operation in 1924, it was courage
ously estimated that the traffic for
that year would be 5,600,000 vehicles
Fortunately the tunnel was. designed
for a much greater traffic, and -now
engineers estimate- taht - by -1931 its
Unless Macon county's . representa
tive, succeeds in getting a bill through
the general assembly authorizing the
county to issue . $100,000 worth of
bonds to pay off short term 'revenue
anticipation notes, the tax rate in
Macon county for the next levy "will
be in the neighborhod of $4.50 on the
hundred dollars. Such is the state
ment made here Tuesday by Mr. J.
yv Tf , 1 . e .1 t t
u. narnson, cnairman oi me Doara
of commissioners. The bill in ques
tion was introduced sometime ago,
but is being held up for some reason
by the finance committee in the
House. Some of the notes are past
due and the remainder will fall due
shortly, it is said. Holders of the
past due notes are becoming anxious
for their money ; and are writing the
commissioners letters, the phraseology
of which can not be misunderstood.
Mr. Harrison states that he has writ
ten M r. Porter three letters about
this bill but has, received no reply.
Consequently it is not known here
just what steps are being taken to
guarantee the passage of the bill
GOOD SHOWS AT
MACON THE ATRE
Jirhosje whouwerciortunatecnottsh .
TT7"-7 iimoer mount
- ' Five million feet of saw timber and
h ;, timber products and thirty-five hun
dred tons of tanbark were removed
" '-from the Nantahala National Forest
' during the year 1928. Receipts Jrom
timber sales amounted to $24,031.ZJ,
placing the Nantahala fourth in the
list of fourteen forests in the eastern
district in timber sale receipts and
first in amount and value of tanbark
handled. ' , , ,
Over half of the tim ber was made
up of chestnut salvage and material
, of poor form and quality left on pre
viously cut over areas. The main
from the removal of
this .material is the improvement of
the stand and the reduction of fire
risk. . ,
THp rlpmand for saw timber and
v products will continue to be met ,as
far as "progress in fire protection and
rnnH land manacement will permit.
. . Timber utilization will be. kept at a
v point cinsistent with the permanent
productive capacity or me muu.
DIMMER WILL PLAY
rialv Rimmer. brother of Dr. Rim
mer of Franklin, has signed as an
out-fielder with Greensboro m the
Piedmont League, uan is aiw .
pitcher and may be used in that ca
Soldiers Of the Sea
(y Attract Local Youth
While looking forward to service
on land or sea with the U. m
Samuel L. Corbin. of Higdon
ville. near Franklin, N. C, will soon
rnmnlete his preliminary training
- with thp soldiers of the sea at Parns
' .Island, S. C. according to a recent
! report of enlistments at tnat tram
;c 7 vars old. was nrn nt
Higdonville, and is a son ox Mr.
John Corbin, of Higdonv ill c. Re join
ed the: Marine Corps at Atlanta.
Ga.. two or three weeks ago anc -vas
sent to Parris Island for training.
- Within a few weeks he will probably
leave for some foreign station, go
' urA o naval vsseL or be nssi'" -
to one of the many duties that rail
to the lot of the Marines.
Corbin enlisted for four years. bt't
. courses, taugni dv me ; v....,
quiring "for "his Tost brother:""!! is
believed here . that the skull found
may be that of the horse trader,
North Skeenah Locals
Miss Bessie Watts passed through
this section Thursday. .
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Maine were
the gueses of Mr. J. C. Sanders Sun
Miss 'Elsie 15. Carpenter accom
panied by John Marion and Louise
Brown, spent bunday at home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hasting were
in this section Sunday. ' . ;
Mrs. Benbow Dilles spent this wecK
end at her uncle's home, Mr. Jud
Dills, of Cartoogechayc.
Mr. Harry Blaine was in tnis sec-
Mr. Ted Blaine and his sister,
Ruby, passed through this section
Kridav' on their wav home.
. Mrs. Tom Patton and son, Lester,
of Cartooeechayc. were vistting her
' - ! 1
sister, Mrs. Oscar Ledtoni, aunaay.
Mr Rav Sanders was in our sec
tinn Snndav. His many friends were
glad to see him able to De oui aga'
Messrs. Leeman Taylor and Claude
Ledford passed through our section
Snndav on thetr wav. to tneir worK.
. i tr 1
Rev. and, Mrs. Lester femora were
visiting at Mr. and Mrs. J. L. ban
Misses Minnie Sanders and Nina
Stockton were visiting Misses Bertha
and Elsie Carpenter bunday atter
Tr.c;ttf are available to all mcmDers
of the corps. Many young men tike
advantage of these studies and com
plete their enlistments, especially
equipped to take up some trade, art,
" or profession.
K; Bible Class Dines
' The Men's Bible Class of the local
Methodist church had sunner at the
Motel bst Fridav nicht.
.Twenty-three members of the class
wcrc'pre"t ?nd the members of the
Ladies' Bible Cla!s served the viands.
Qite a bit of discussion took place
relative to an increase of membership
in the class. An invited guest was
How to Grow Strawberries
I wish to tell the ones, through
The Press, that buv9i strawberry
tilintc ' frnm me. that as soon as
tWnc ?nrini? has oncned up will de
liver plants and as I want these
plants to grow will give a,icw simpiv.-.
rules how to grow them.
First, have good plants to start
with; next, pick out wheat or sweet
potato ground, plough ana narrovv
ground until you make good seed
bed. Lay off rows three and one-
half feed wide, broadcast fertilizer
in row and mix thoroughly with sou,
make rows little higher than middles
by running, on each side of row,
take piece ot plank d mcnes wiuc
and. 10 inches long, make in shape
of trowel, push paddle in ground 3
or 4 inches pushing from and to you.
spread out roots in fan shape and
place so, as crown of plant will be
little above ground then pi'ess soil
rrntlv tn rtlant.
Don't set out plants when ground
is too wet to plough.
Give frequent cultivation, but don t
plough deep. vr;-
. SAM VANHOOK.
The idea of holding quartely joint
meetings originated with the Franklin
club and this idea was enthusiastical
ly endorsed at' the. meeting last week.
Baptist Church News
There were 58 present at the B. Y.
P. U. A B. Y. P. U. pageant will
be presented the last Sunday in the
month at the night service. About
thirty will participate, and special cos
tumes will be worn. The committee
in charge consists bf Mrs. Mashburn,
Mrs. Peek and Miss hdwma Dai-
rymple. Mrs. Mashburn will train
the young people.
;The W. M. b. is preparing tor tne
week of prayer for missions. Let all
our women aid them.
Let' us increase our mission pay
ments to the budget. Let us also pay
our Centennial pledges
Over twelve thousand chapters in
the Bible have been renorted as read
bv the conerecratiorf. Are you read
ing your Bible? Help us out in tnis
goodv work. Bible reading will make
more faithful members
The comrreeations arc better these
days. We arc missing some . of our
trood members. Forsake not the as
sembling of yourselves together as the
manner of some is.
Sixteen of the eighteen Sunday
school teachers were present last Sun-
The B. Y. P. U. will hold studv
courses March 9-10. The epople co
operate with Bro. J. D. Franks ad
mirably. . All the young people love
The Intermediate P. Y. P. U. pre
sented a quartet that rendered ex
cellent music. It was one of the
best we. have had.
A trio was suna; at the mornmr
service last Sunday. The special
music is enjoyed.
A goodly runber of the members
other denominating attended service"
with us last .Sunday. We extend a
cordial welcome to them to come
rtloti tneatre ast bararuayignT-pro-
The mayor disposed of three drunkH
cn cases Monday morning., iwouoy
from up Cullasaja were fined $2o and
cost and bound over to superior court
on charges of possession and one to
driving while drunk.
The Chesterfield cigarette man t;ot
a fine of $25 and cost on plea of
guilty to the charge cf taking on too
The Masonic Lodge will worship
with us on the first Sunday in Apn'
at the-mornins service. Some mem
bers of the Clayton lodge will also
Mrs. Dave Rlain and Helen Grastv
arc assisting Gladv? Pannell with the
Tunior Union. There were 27 pres
ent last Sunday night. The Juniors
are doing well.
The Senior "nn t will put on
nroc-am at" HitchlT's church -wvi
Sundav. Thi is' trood work. Let us
do more of it.
Tne true sianifiranre nf tlie HinL nOUnced It one Ot the DeSt SCreeft
son tunnel lies in the demonstration pictures ever ;seen in Franklin. In
tWat ritipc ran ctirrpcefnllv invpet in 1 faCt , the DUbllC . has COme tO . realize
modern appliances for the accommoda- that . this -ihcatrof keeps abreast of
tion of the ever prolific automobile. "e times ana aiways prescnis ine
The jump in automobile sales within latest and best . pictures. As a fit-
the last few years reveals that it is "ng climax io . jnaugoranon uay xac
folly to predict when the public will Macon theatre will present next Mon-
have absorbed the greatest possible day, "White Shadows in the South
number of vehicles, for as one manu- Seas.' This picture will also be
facturer says, the market for cars snown luesoay, marcn nun. ims
parallels that of shoes. is said to be one of the greatest
Consequently every growing city and productions ever screened.
every citv that expects to grow is : :
faced with the problem of providing Motion Pictures Will
more facilities for car driving and 0 . - - - t L
parking. Projects comparatively as lie Used tor leaching
Kicrantic as the Hudson tunnel are Ro.nort U Wild I Ifn
hanging fire in large and small com- "
munities all over the country because A three-reel motion picture, show-
of timidity. liner wild life in its native haunts.
Sensibly designed highway projects habits, and characteristics in North
usually more than exceed expecta- Carolina has been ordered by Direc
tions. The Philadelphia-Camden tor Wade H. Phillips,
bridge across the Delaware river is production of the films has already
carrying a great deal more trattic begun under the direction of Arthur
than was expected and the tolls will Bocger, veteran wild life cameraman,
bring the bridge completely into pub- wh0 will take scenes in various parts
he possession tor tree operation long 0f the state. His first trip is Into
before the first anticipated date. the eastern part of North Carolina
Modernism is needed, in highway where he will get migratory wildfowl
design. This modernism should be pictures and other game typical of
all embracivc. Even the 678 motor- that section.
ists who ran out of cas last year in a ceronrl serie of scents, will he
the Hudson tunnel were immediately takeh at the State Game Farm at
supplied with one gallon cans ot tuei. Asheboro and at the Frank Stedratn
fish hatchery, near Fayettevillc These
DAY OF PRAYER ?ic&
FOR HOME MISSIONS tivity showing many angles of human
The ladies of the Baptist churches Lt ' i :
will observe the day of prayer for institutions.
home missions at ine r ran Kim -nap- Western North Carolina scenes, cen
tist church Wednesday, March 6, at terjnj? around pJlme rcfuges. and the
y'.il) a. m. Mnrricnn and MnrnViv liatrlierie at
All the W. M. S. societies of the WM ,mi M,r;nn ,;n rnncti-
county have been invited Each lady tute anothcr group 'of views.
is to bring sandwiches and the I-rank- n.j.. ,.,101 bv Direc-
in church will , furnish coffee for all. t()r phnHps two of the reels will be
R idee Crest society will take Pana- ,i.. k:i o.wi onimnlc
ma and Cuba and foreigners to dis-l n., fh th- .. tn .rani(, r..h Xhe mo.
CUSS. I tinn riirtnre will have a two-fold
Tcllico society will, discuss negroes. purposc first to Creat a greater in
Oak Grove society will discuss the : 1 .nM;,t;nn f UM
topics sent to them by he. president. i;fc resources of the state; and seo
l-rankiin soriciy win iu to emphasize various features 0
tain schools, Indians, etc. tnc iaws rovcrinir these subjects an!
lotla society will discuss steward- tA tllf, :nfi;v:fillai nractice of the
Roy Keener Killed
. Word ha? been received at Franklin
that Roy -Keener, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. A.-'Kccnev was killed' la f
Ci,i!nr in on ir-r-i('nt tlMfi Ronton.
ass. Ine deceased was worK-mi? -.
the tunnel intended fc an ad'Mion
"-iter sunplv fr the citv of 'Boston
Only a short t'ne vo Te!e Tho'n-
son. another Maon countv bov. .v.
seriously iniurcd in an accident on the
The body of Mr. Keener was
sehcdulcd to repch Franklin Wcdnes
shin, home' worship, etc.
Cowce will he represented on the
The ladies or an tne cnurcnes win
brine sandwiches. Let all who are
on the program attend and discuss
the tcjnic -assigned to them.
MRS. FRANK 1. MURK AY
MRS. WALTER M. LEE.
state conservation program.-
servation and Industry.
Manson Sanders swapped a ho-se
Local Talent in Circus
Rtinninc. "walking fast sideways,"
ring around the roscy with a mapl'.
tree for the' renter, hair-pulling, the
rat-i-tat-tat of fists, tumbling "acts
and -a few o'her things were brought
out in ihe evidence Monday afternoon
in the Mayor's court when Wade Mc-
Twi v.r.u f,r nair nf mule's kav. Oscar irv-nt and ilarve Uryant
' ' ".- ' :' : " . 1 ' . t rr. tr - -1. '
tu.,1 -hi.r tn iiwk tin- were ui doio"? ins iionor on cnaiues
un 'K.t-'-.lt;mrd th r fffnrte were I ot assuait on eacn oiner. rive-ami
11 :n ?v uui . .... . . , Tr.. ...
: Tl,orpfArP Thad mode h s cost in eirh ruse, saia nis nonor.
Tnctiro Parnetfr I Accord;ng to the evidence the circus
.1 :,. i,-. ,i m ' eot'tl "thA flU- took ilace about 11 o'clock Saturday
Knt-..fn u,-n ond fansnn night on the MicwaiK in iront ot
VkfMin luetic.-. I ornfititfr r-j' " nl 'it lM'
1,;5 ffiMrt in :esMon At 2 n. m. Snt"-- suit of a dept .McKay is alleged 1 3
nil the tevti- owe the Brvant Furniture company.
via 1 . ai.u mivi uvMu-h -- - - - - 1 , . t a
mnM t mi ttfrppfl he ween t he oar- vv nen iuc luiwm wt i.wticu uv 1
ties that Manson take the horse nack ine- mrvc. i h ,
and oav Thad -what the horse was tounn tnar an ine rarucipams 1
b. u. i "-,