i . ' ! 1 utt ;.t
, II. iJ. U.sJcV.!-
p(;d Water I'owir
Precious and Semi
M ica, Kaolin, Asbestos,
Abundance Good Labor
Pure, Clear Water
v. . ki, ci:..i-te
UiV.i LiUUi JiZ-Ii nt.-iuii DViiLGn.i-il U
U i ..si,eJ Scenery
Cute Game Refuge
17 Peaks Over 5.C0O
Ideal Dairy County
Cheap Electric Power
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1923
Hunan business -den optktic
JM BUSINESS PROSPECTS FOR M
) Press Reporter Interviews Merchants and Other Business
Firms All Much Encouraged and State Business
-,- Prospects Better Than in Many Years
' Interviews with a number of busi
. ness men of Franklin last Friday
indicate that the business prospects
for' Franklin and Macon" county are
brighter than they have been for
many years. Regardless of the bad
weather and much sickness during the
first two months of 1929 business
along all lines has shown a marked
improvement over that of the same
period last year. Without exception
every man interviewed is exceedingly
optimistiq. The general business out-
- lpok was pronounced better than ever
before. The merchants and other
business firms are much encouraged
( and are looking forward to the best
Ji-vear, in Franklin. Reports from the
country merchants indicate that they
are -in good financial condition. Col
lections in the past four months have
, , been better than in the previous three
years. Sales have been larger, and
cash transactions have increased in
number. It was pointed out by one
3r two men that the real estate trans-
- actions here during the boom of three
years ago" were comparatively few
and that consequently this county-has
not suffered from this cause as com
pared to other western counties. The
. prospects for the tourist trade here
during the coming season arc bright-
' er than ever before. W. T. Moore,
cashier "of the, Citizens Bank of Frank
, greatly from the best tourist season m
its history. He says that the people
of that state' have made money this
winter and that they are preparing
to spend it in the mountains next
summer. The recently established bus
line between Asheville and Atlanta
has served to draw attention to the
good road between the two cities via
Franklin. A steady stream of cars
from points further south are passing
through this town on their way home.
' Alf Higdon, partner in the Frank
lin Hardware company, states . that
" the first two months of this year
show a bigger volume of business than
in same months of any previous year
in the history ot his business.
S. R. Joines, president of the Joi.nes
Motor & Tractor company, local Ford
dealers, said that the business pros
- pects for Macon county are brighter
; than in other counties of this part
' of the state. "He predicted a good
year for the entire county.
T. W. Angel, engaged in the ccal
business here, was enthusiastic over
business conditions in general for the
remainder of the present year. His
collections have been excellent. He
. also stated, that Angel's Market &
Grocery has had an excellent cash
business for the past two months.
' Chas. Perry of the Perry-Jones
. I Chevrolet company, announced that
'fJh? prospects for the sale of new cars
. Ts.-better than ever before:.'
' Ralph Ensley, manager of the A&P
Store, is exceedingly optimistic over
th& business prospects for Macon
county for the next few months.
K. P. Clernens, branch manager of
The, Jupollo Public company, stated
that his company will soon begin the
' ' construction of high tension lines be
tween 4he towns of Andrews, Bryson
City and Franklin provided his .com
pany succeeds in closing negotiations
' now " underway for the purchase of
the power plants at Bryson City and
" " Andrews. Mr.1 Mead,' president of -the
company, has stated that these three
towns may also expect additional in
dustrial enterprises before the end of
the present year.
, Sam Franks, local postmaster and
business man, says that the prospects
for business arc now better than he
' has vcr known them to be. He has
i-nntlv bppn receivinir numerous in
quiries from distant places.., These in
quiries are from men who wish to
-J'Cate here. He pointed out the. fact
V Tthat during the year 1928 one new
'industry on an average of every three
days located . in this state and that
95 per . cent of these industries were
financed by local capital. Mr. Franks
also referred to the fact, that the last
two months have shown more tourists
passing through town than ever be
fore at this time of the year. So far
this year the postal receipts have far
exceeded the receipts ' for the same
two months last year, In fact the
receipts on the first day of March up
to 10 o'clock a. m. were larger than
' f.-r the first 12 days of March last
Bob atton. local real estate man,
states that the real estate business is
picking up considerably and th.t the?
prospects for a pood year are bright
er than ever before. He referred to
the fact that probably, a hundred
' friniilics in the area of the Smoky
OATH OF OFFICE
Moral Support Necessary
In Enforcing Laws,
Washington, March 4. Herbert
Hoover entered upon the presidency
today with a sdlemn promise to en
force the prohibition' and all other
laws to the extent of his abilities, and
with a declaration that he coveted
for. his administration a record of
having further, contributed to advance
the cause of . peace among nations.
In terse , language, he told his fel
low covlntrymen that the measure
of success the government couldat
tain in law enforcement would de
pend upon the moral support which
The "duty of citizens to support
the? laws of . the land is co-equal
with the' duty of their government
to enforce the laws which exist,"
he said. "No greater national service
can be "given by men and women of
citizenship than that they, should,
by their example, assist in stamping
out crime and outlawry by refusing
participation in and condemning all
transactions with illegal liquor. ,
7 . , Citizen's Duties
"If citizens do not like a law their
duty as honest men and women is
to discourage its violation; their
right is openb to work for its re
peal." , ,
With a hope of improving present
conditions, President Hoover an
nounced he would appoint a .com
mission to make a searching inves
tigation of the whole question of
law enforcement and to make such
recommendations for reorganization
of the administration of federal laws
and court procedure "as may bc'fojind
. In the copy of his prepared ad
dress, he added that in the mean
time it was essential to transfer
from the .Treasury to the Justice
Department a large part of the en
forcement activities. There was some
confusion whether he read this sen
tence in his speech.
, Not Intentional
On behalf of the President, it was
stated at the White House subse
quently that if he had omitted it
in his hurried reading because of
the rainstorm in which the address
was delivered, it . was purely an over
sight,' and that the copy as written
and made public expressed precisely
his views on that subject.
The thief executive devoted even
more of his address to world peace
than he " did to law enforcement. He
expressed the earnest hope' that a
(Continued on page two)
seek locations elsewhere and that
many of them will come to Macon.
Fred Higdon, traveling salesman for
the Carolina Provision company,
wholesale grocers of Franklin, said
that bis company's sales for the first
two months of this year have far ex
ceeded 'ales for the same period . last
year. His collections have also been
much better. The country merchants,
he said, are in better financial cir-
cumstances than in a number of years
W. C. Cunningham, president ot,
W C.. Cunningliam & Company, is
elated nver - the good times -4n pros
pect. He has recently returned from
the eastern markets and stated lh
the wholesale houses :in Baltimore
and New York arc predicting: a pros-,pc-Ous
vear for the entire nation.
Dr. I. .E. Perry of Perry's Drut.'
store is preparing for a good year
and is quite optimistic.
J. F Lancaster, manager of the
Frpnklin Furniture company, handling
builders supplies, announced that the
business of his company has increased
considerably in the past two months,
thus indicating that the people ?t
erecting ' new homes and have the
money for this purpose.
Dr. Funmn Angel, owner of Angel
Brothers' Hospital, states that ther
is plenty, of . money avaiHbV fvnrv
where as shown by his collection
ing the past two months, exec'-v
by two and a half times, what thev
were in January aid February bt
year. Dr. Angel is planning to build
a $100,000 addition to his hospital this
:y - 1 A
t ft. .- - - w -- : ; . Afc ..
ODAY the American people
and courag eTAOhenelm of
Hoover' is the master mind, the sympathetic and understanding heart.'
In the selection of his cabinet he showed a boldness and courage un
precedented in tl)e annals of the presidency. With equal disregard
for politicians, parties and geography he invited into his official fam
ily men of undoubted ability to aid him in the great work he has
undertaken. Men of all parties, races and creeds have complete trust
in the ability and integrity of Herbert Hoover. Particularly are the
lowly looking to him for improved living conditions and in this man,
therefore, rest the , hopes and aspirations of hundreds of thousands
of American citizens who live in humble homes from coast to coast.
Supported by the overwhelming confidence of one hundred and twenty
five million people, with a cabinet of outstanding ability, with a mind
trained to the task, with profound understanding of the needs of all
classes, -Herbert Hoover is destined to accomplish much along the.
lines of a happier and greater America. '
KILLED. 7 HURT
Two Worcester Men Injured
at Rutland When Load'
ing v Stick Explodes 650
. Rutland, Feb. 24. One man was
killed and seven others injured, none
seriously, in the " second dynamite cx
plosion, in two weeks at Shaft 5 of
the Coldbrook-Wachvisctt tunnel at
x. .on : . n.... ii va
uj .e.t mis evening. lwy 11. xvcvuci,
. 3), of Gneiss, N! C, was killed.
' The injured are :
Wallace Richards, 723 Main street,
Worcester, lacerations of the scalp.
Hugh MacVicar, 22 Park row, South
Weymouth,, fracture of bone above
right eyebrow and lacerations of face
Walter Mitchell, 8 Sycamore street,
Westfield. severe contusions of abdo
men, possible internal injuries. .
Joseph E. l.ypeazc, New Haven,
Conn., lacerations of( left hip and
chest injuries. '
William Tcssrov,', of 1325 Hickory
St. , Loais. Mo., laceration, of
chin, discharged from hispital.
Carl Jones, of Gneiss, X. C, numer
ous fascial lacerations from flyiny
rock. . ' ... , . .
Richard Gully of 79 Payne street,
Worcester, slight injuries which were
dressed at the scene.
Was Loading Stick
Keener was the heading . foreman,
and according to his crew, was on
the bench loading a hole with dyna
mite. The first stick that is nut in
a hole carries a firing cap and is
pushed in , carefully with a loadina
stick.' Keener was pushing in the
firing cap when the explosion took
place, wrecking t!i?.t pari, of the tun
nel. ; .
The accident occurred more than
600 feet un'c'crK'rcund. in the west
heading, ast Sunday's explosign, in
which one man was killed and six
hurt, was .in the east heading. Last
week's explosion was caused when r
PRESIDENT HOOVER .
, (EDITORIAL) S
face the future with renewed hope
the ship of state is the guiding hand
Former Assumes Control
Local Ford Agency Con
ley Will Have Charge of
Gas and Oil Distribution.
According to an announcement made
here Monday S. R.' Joines has bought
out the interest of J. S. Conley in
the Joines Motor & Tractor company,
Inc., local Ford dealers, Mr. Joines
who also has the Ford agency at
Brevard will be in personal charge
of the local agency and will divide
his time : between Franklin and Bre
vard. The business was established
here about six years ago by Mr.
Joines. He acquired the Ford agency
at Prevard about two years ago and
constructed a handsome building in
Mr. Conley will assume direct charge'
of gasoline arid oil business, here
tofore a part of the business of the
corporation, ; The announcement stat
ed that the change vyas necessitated
by the rapid growth of the com
bined business, it having become too
large and complicated for one man
to manage. Mr. Joines states that
there will be no -.'change- in the . policy
of the corporation and that Mr. Con
ley will . , makc.;h'i v 'headquarters in. the
building of the Jtincs Motor 8c Trac
tor company.. Inc. Until the recent
change Nfr; Conley was general man
ager of the corporation.
'ti'nvxploded stick of dynamite.
Dies In Ambulance
Keener died in the ambulance of
the U. S. 'Veterans' hospital on the
way to Hold en .District hospital. 1 He
was the only one who received the
full force - of " the exulosion. Tht-f"1
othe- men were on the benh-. v-'th
him him but were at one side. To
others injured were drillers and muck
ers who were working below Kecifer
op the floor nf the tunnel wh'rh ?t
this part is 650 feet below land sir
face.... The heading at the west cr
is in the direction of chaft 6 nd t'
men wet working 3150 fett in. from
' F.nough of the crew at work in that
end were uninjured or so slightlv in-
Overman Informed That
Trouble Car Will Tour
State About April 1 To;
Washington, March 1. Concerning
complaints which- Senator Overman
has received relative to interference
with reception of radio programs .
which he took up , with . the federal
radio commission, W.iJ. Terrell, chief
radio division, writes: -.
"Referring to your communications ,
relative to interference with recep--tion
of radio programs in certain sec
tions of North Carolina, the super-,
visor of radio at Atlanta, Ga., who is
in charge of radio activities for this
division in the fourth radio district,
which includes North Carolina, will
make an inspection trip with a radio
test car to all points in North Caro-
lina, from which intereference reports
have been received. During this trip
he will endeavor to. locate the source
of the interference and if possible,
make recommendations that will lead
to its elimination. ,
"It is regretted that it will not be ,
possible to make the trip to North
Carolina until about April 1 because .
of the necessity of making other trip
which were previously arranged and ,
which will require full time of the
'test car for about a month.
"Should you, between 'how and the
f irstofApril, reeeivcrDther complaintsT
. . - a ...
... " '
porteeTT if" Ts requesteel tliat you for--
ward such information as you obtain
to this office for reference, to the
supervisor at Atlanta in order thai:
he may have before him all in forma-,
tion- available, when he makes his in
spection trip. '
NOTE: The above clipping should
be of interest to radio owners in ;
Franklin. It is suggested that all
such owners write to W. D. Terrell,
Supervisor of Radio, Atlanta, arid re
quest him to come to Franklin to in
vestigate the interference here.
Daily Bible Reading
Nearly all of our national presidents
have been daily students of God's
word. The heavier the burdens a man
has to bear the more he needs divine
help and instruction. ;
The God who made the world is
the same God who revealed His will
in the Bible. He tells us in His word
how to live happy in the world that
He made. God knows the world and
its ways. He knows that the ways
of the flesh arc contrary to the ways
of God. He knows that the ways cf;
sinners arc not his ways. He gives ;
us directions how to live in His divine
WOrd. -:. .rtrr '
Let us be students .of the word.
Let us hear God speak, to our souls
through His word. Let us find out
how to live happy by consulting the
only sure- book of counsel. If God
be with us, who Can.be against lis?
- Are you walking with God? Are
you daily talking with God? He will
help you to bear your burdens. He
will help you to be more patient.' He
will teach you how to act wisely.
lie a daily Bible reader. Come to
church and hear, the word.
WALTER M. LEE.
Dude Cowart Reported Seen
According to reports from South
Skeenah Dude Cowart, charged joint
ly with Stockton and McClure with
criminal assault, has recently beeu
seen twice on the Nantahala.
Last Saturday morning snow on
Wayah Bald was four inches deep
f none-in -Franklin. : -
the rescui-T work at once, while the
alarm bell was sounded at the shaft
I to-summon' medical aid.
- Brother Escapes Blast
i Keener was in "a critical condition,
I one leg having been severed .from
his body. He. with Richards and
"MacVicar, were, the , "first to bo
brought to. tho surface in Shaft 3 car'.
! Dr. Fran'- H. Washburn of Holdcn
and Dr. I1 .-rid B. Cheetham of
South Bare r-cfe first at the scene
of the accident.--followed, by Dr. G.
1 Arnold Rkr "f Holdcn. Dr. Cheetham
started to the, hospital in the '..Vet-.-tran-'
am''ancc with Keener atl 1
two o;her inin-edi '
Ke nr-'s bo.ly was taken to the
-'"''ertakinr: rooms of the Frank H.
Miles c.oinpT.y wh- will ship it to
morrow to North Carolina.
Howard Keener, a brother 'of tl,c
dead man, was at the shaft, but wv;