Uurxct lied Climate
State Game Refuge
17 Peaks Over 5,000
Ideal Dairy County
Cheap Electric Power
Ala C7 A LiOUiTfAiN EUPES ?J?E FOR DEVELOPMENT
f e Wafer 1 1 c w c r
or.ou-. and Semi -Mica,
Abundance Good Labor
Pure, Clear Water
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 14. 1923
II a M w
I li i,
Young Lady "Law Stuueftt"
Says She Studied "Big
Green Law Book, So Wide,
So Thick and So Long."
Quite , an attractive young - lady,
whose name is with held, presented
herself at the office of a local at
torney here last Thursday, with some
kind of scholarship proposition, which
was never fully explained by the
young lady. She stated that she was
working' her way through college.
The young lady had every appearance
'of refinement . and culture, and ex
plained that she was studying law at
the university.' The lawyer- appeared
to be interested in the young " lady's
law course, and, unfortunately for
her, proceeded to ask her some qucs
' tions :
"Have you read Blackstonc ?''
"The second edition."
Tht the attorney began to smell
a mouse. :'': 11 ' ' '..
"Did you read the original or an
"Whose abridgement ?" i.. ,;..; j
' "I really don't Remember whose it
was. It was a big green book; about
so thick, and so wide band so long",
"What other text have you studied
at the university?" v
"I swear I don't remember. I am
not taking a lull law course, but com
merce on the side.
.x .. i .. .-..-
rapher in a law office,and would
like to go to the university? Whom
have you been working for?"
"Mr. J. D. Paul at .Washington,' N.
C. He has been coaching mc. He is
a most remarkable man."
- The attorney then dictated a- tetter
as , follows : .
"Mr. J. D. . Paul, ,
"Washington, N. C.
-Dear Sir; . - . u
"A very attractive young lady has
just presented herself at my office
with some kind of scholarship proposi
tion to finish her law course at the
university. She comes without testi
monials, but states that she has been
emoloved bv you. and that you have
been coaching her. We, would like
very much to help her,' but would
rather know something aUout her
first. She gives her name as Miss
. The attorney then told the oung
lady that as soon as he heard fronvJ
Mr. Paul, he would be glad to help
her all he could. She - replied that
she was, really very sorry, but that
she was leaving town in a few min
utes. ' ,
Heretofore, quite a number of
Franklin people have been swindled
by young men and young wmen so
liciting subscriptions to macazines, etc.
re'presenfing tbat they re usln, this
means to pay tneir way inrougn col
lege. Amone them is editor of this
'paper who subscribed a year or two
ago to a number of "periodicals 'and
paid the money, but never received a
single issue of the ; periodicals sub
, A local minister stated that the
young lady made a serious error in
going to a lawyer's office and repre
senting herself as a law student.
He suggested that hereafter the young
ladyr should represent herself as a
theological student whjen she visits
a lawyer's office. "In the latter case,"
said " the minister; "the lawyer wouM
be at sea in regard to the kind of
questions to ask."
Baptist Church News
The Senior B. Y. P. U.-went to
Coweta and rendered a good program.
An attentive crowd received vthem.
Coweta ' reports' 8,500 chapters read
in the Bible. . , ,
1 The W. M. S. will meet at the
home of Mrs. W. L. Higdon Thurs
day at 3 p. m. All our women arc
The B. Y. P. U. pageant is doing
regular practice for '; the " fifth Sunday
night in March.' .
The, pastor - will preach to . the
Masons; on the first Sunday in: April
at 11 a .m.
Revk Murray, pastor" at Sylva, has
been . imra - lotal hospital ' for several
days. rOuri people have been visiting
hunTt . .i.; , t
The Seftior uhlon wilt go to High
land don '-f of a pirogf airt?'5 v ?
.:.R7Ca:.chapref.' m the: '"Bible; have
licen , read by . the church.- Be a daily
Bible reader. . ,: . '-.:'
' Mr;-Alfj?d 'payWof'Frft --rtS,
Texai; hasM keen, ''itv- '-Frar! ' for
somifTi? v,r'-t!at!np-- the natural re-J ;;
BYKD tells of
Vvayc'i Bdd Stat? Game refuge on
the'Hantahab, h rapidly being stocked
with. garr.c. To date 55 turkeys, 10
pairs of Mc::ica:i quail, 2 pairs of
Mongolian pheasants and 14 deer
have been released on the area. Two
concrete rearing pooh have been con
i ;-;ucted by the llr.ntahr.ta Sportsmen's
"r.;;o :!a'4cM oriVcych"- Creek, vThesc
pools 'wil take car? of 100,000 fry.
One. of the pools was used last year
with good success. A large number
of brook trout from the federal
Hatchery at Erwin was' reared and
released in the streams on the Forest.
Two pairs of Mexican quail released
last year raised large' covys and seem
to be doing fine in their new home.
"The Nantahala Forest force works
with the State Game Commission in
the restocking program pn the ' pre
serve. The Wayah Bald preserve is
a little over one year, old and we
thirik the work is going forward in a
satisfactory way. . : A full ' time game
warden is employed by the State
Game. Commission. . He takes care of
his game like a mother nursing her
brood, .and it won't be long now.
: v jFltfr AVERAGE
Davidson, -March 6. Only 33 mem
bers of the Davidson college student
body of approximately 600 students
made an average of 95 per cent or
more on their studies during the first
semester,' thus receiving the rights to
be placed on the honor roll of the
institution. . With the , exception of
five , students, four from the fresh
man' class. and one '''sophomore, "the
number came ' from the' ' two upper
Juniors averaging 95 per cent or
above were F. R. Brown, Greensboro;
J. h. Brown, Hendersonville ; A. T.
Edelman, GoldsborO ; A. M. Frew.
Charleston, W. Va.i H. C. Harrill.
Ellenbord ; , F.iW. Johnston, Jefferson
Ga.; J. B. Knox. Liberty, S. C: W
G. McGavock. Franklin. Tenn.: W.
B..'McGuire, Franklin: J. Marks
Acme ; and E. ' E. ' Marsh. Jr.', "of
N. C. C. VV. Students
Nominate 2 Local Girls
For Campus Honor
Greensboro, March 12. The students
of North Carolina Collcce have com
pleted the nomination of those who
are to be candidates for positions as
officers of student . government, edi
tors of the three student publications,
president of the athletic association
kand president of the Y. W." L. A.
w-om each group of candidates, two
will be chosen by secret ballot and
on another secret ballot final election
will be inade this month of one of
ficer for each position. Those nomi
nated for each post" are listed below.
President, student government; Lou
ise Crim,v Winston-Salem; Polly Den
spn; Tarboro ; " Margaret ' , McConnell,
Gaatonia l Betty Sloan, ( Franklin ; .-Annie
Black Williams, Fayettcville; Sue
. Vice-president student government;
Louise Crira, Winston-Salem; Polly
Benson, Tarboro ; Ruth Dodd, Ashe
ville , Catherine Hine, Winston-Salem ;
Margaret McConnell, Gastonia; Betty
Atlanta, Ga., P. O. Box 159.3
March 9. 1929.
Mr. M. D. Billings,
Franklin, N. C.
Sir:,. ,.t '" ".
Receipt is acknowledged of your
letter-of March 7th, in which you
complain of interference with the re
ception of broadcast programs in your
city,.'; ''i . ' I
Please be advised that your com
plaint has been placed . on file ; and
the 'next time an ' inspector from' this
office is in your vicinity he,ill rail
on you and make ax thorough ; in
vestigation of the matter.
. Respectfully, .
W. VAN NOSTRAND.
U. S. Supervisor of Radio.
In Memory- of Mrs.- Scott
Last 'Thursday; evening as the gold
en san was sinking in- the t. west; the
death angel 'entered the home of Mr.
JRobert L. Scott and called away hjs
deaf beloved wife, Jane Thornton
Scott-; ; .-r,4
She; was loved by" all who krt?w her
and , , always.1 r rhet -r you r - with-, sm 11
and was alwayjs ready to lend ahelp
ihfl hahd ' : . ':
i- SbeAleavesw inorun her deDarrure
a- husband S'boysl ' 2 girls, 13 'cfand?
children land -ft; host of relatives and
friends. , ' - ' 4
ijn uug. if..- ?, i .
$$$!M&1$Af to 'rest' in": tbefFetMI '
T-.7,$tery ; to -'Maiitfyp 's"re'surrecti6n
morning.: ,,'t4-' '' M :(:- , x- 'r
'A-frj'hl.-.r . - -.y'W',..
Taking Steps to Prevent and
; Fight Fires On Nantahala
Have 57 Telephones and
26Z Miles of Wire. ,
According to announcement made
here Monday by Supervisor A. A.
Wood the forestry officials arc pre
pared to "fight fires on government
lands during the spring fire season.
Twenty-three fire wardens are lo
cated in various . parts of the forest
and twenty of these wardens have
telephones at their - respective look
out stations. Farmers in all parts of
the county are requested to report
to the nearest warden the date On
which they plan to burn " brush or
pastures. The wardens have been in
structed to report all fires. However,
when the wardens are expecting fires
on certain farms they will make no
report. The forestry officials state
that niost ? of the farmers of Macon
county have long since learned that
forest fires are destructive and that
it pays to co-operate with the officials
in preventing and subduing such
fires. That the farmers may know
the name and telephone number of
the. nearest fire warden a list of the
Bob Barnett...........Aquone, N, C.
Telephone No., 1407
B. Picklesimer, Grimshaw, N. C.
Highlands line ring-
T'- r,, rv-,.A.- r ' r ir.
B6b"rrS6uthards, L Route r Franklin
Setser's, Ndr913 or 914
J. M. Cochran . Flats, N. C.
No, 1403, ring
Luther Rowland........... Kyle, N. C
No. ,1404, ring
Henry Hall. .Route 3, Franklin
' (No phone)
Oscar Buchanan..,. Route 2, Franklin
, Mo. 1214 .
Robert Ramsey ...Tellico, N, C
No. 1402, ring . -Jr.
R. Lindsey .... . . . . . . Wesser, N. C.
No. 1413, ring .
Charles .Edwards. ...Grimshaw, -N. C.
Highlands line ring
N. L. Henry .Route 2, Franklin
F. S. linev No. 1214
John Thomas 'Hanted"
. John. Thomas and his son, Harry,
from Wayside, Ga., were here ,last
week on a business trip. While: here
John was telling of a terrible ex
perience he had in Sunday school.
The first Sundav he attended school
he saw a man in the audience that
he. took to be Uncle Bragg Higdon.
John says that he thought Uncle
Bragg was "hanting" him. However,
Mr. Thomas remained at the services
The man who resembled Mr. Higdon
tpojc a leading part, in the singing and
as the superintendent; was. about to
dismiss Sundav school the old gentle
men insisted, upon singing another
song or two. During this time John
says that he was still looking and
wondering what had gotten into UiH
Bragg. Finally the superintendent
called upon the old gentlemen to
lead in prayer which' he did " .'
much gusto. Then and there, John
states that he realized that he h"'1
been mistaken in the identity of the
North Skeenah News
(Lat Week) -
Mr. Grady Stockton of Merriweath
er, S. C, is spending the week end
with home folks.
Mrs. J. J. York was visiting. Mrs.
R. L. Carpenter Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Sanders of
Toccoa, Ga., are visiting Mrs. ban
ders"' parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
The young folks of the community
were visiting Mr. and Mrs. George
Kimzey Saturday night.
Mr. Elsworth Ledford has moved
t;o his new home in this vicinjty. .
Mr. Fran'' Shore wps visiting' ft
the home of Mr. Sam Stockton Sat
urday afternoon .
Mr. W. E. Sanders has. moved into
his new home, on .Skeenah.
' We saw in The Press last "wcoU
where there had been ; some fights
aod,som more arrests rnd wc want
the; ntiblic to understand that those
whp ' were concernel docs not live
oojnp,, or inc young ioiks were
visiftngi Rev. Lester Ledford Sundav
Adyertistag Pays. Andy
ing he ' has been doing; in The Prcf
has" sold automobile 'tires for hm to
customer?" 5 far Ian"". .21 Ccre'ia.:
DUE ON MAY. 7
The citizens of Franklin are begin
ning to think of the men to be
elected aldermen and may of May
7th. According to reliable reports
none of the old board nor the mayor
wishes to offer . for re-election. It
has been pointed out that the 'nexi
two year's wilt see a decided change
in Franklin for the better and that,
consequently, men should be elected
who will be' in sympathy with' im
provements badly needed in the city
limits'. Amon these improvements
are street paving, sewer extension, a
better street lighting system for the
town, and adequate water supply, an
increase in pay for the mayor and
aldermen and the widening of Main
street , The citizens of the town,
is said, are not in the humor to spend
money unwisely, but a majority is
said to be in favor of progress. Con
sequently, he personnel of the new
town aboard is a matter of intense in
terest at this time. ' - t
A LOT MORE EXCUSES
THEN A FEW SHEEP
1 '"''..' , . :
Franklin,' N. C, Route 4:
To the Citizens of Macon County: -I
wish to say jus a few words in
regard to the sheep and dog question
as I own . a small mountain farm arid
am . very much interested in the hope
that ' we now have of welcoming the
sheep back intp our county. Now, it
seems that their are several of our
citizens siirred up over the. Porter,
dog law that he might have passed.
And first. I am elad to say that
to Raleigh, Tor wherever" it was m
went too, that he was aware of the
fact that fie couldn't piss -a dog law
that would suit all of us. . So regard
less of whatever kind -of law he
sees fit to try to, pass I'm going to
trv tn hp satisfied with it. and if
you .citizens do finally decide to turn
him over the barrel, as to my part,
you can have the r job because I am
just too big a coward ; to try the stunt.
Back to the sheep question: I would
like to ask just how many farmers in
Macon county are staying out of the
sheep raising business just on account
of dogs? As to my excuse I can
tell you some few years ago 'fay Dad
kept 25 to 50 head of sheep all the
time. These sheep, if they wished to
do so, ranged from the Cowec gap
to the Cullowhee gap and I can't
remember more than 3 or 4 of these
sheep being killed by dogs. So it
was' in those days that we voted the
stock law into effect or anyway it
came. This causing the people to
confine their sheep to small pastures
which we did not have under fence.
So at that time the price of sheep
was low, a good sized, sheep only
bringing from $1.75 to $2.00 per head.
So we were almost forced to sell out
of sheep- or loose money, so now it
is that the prices of sheet) have ad
vanced and discouraging: is the' fact,
that we farmers do dread the thoughts
of going in debt, as many of us
would have to do, to raise the amount
of the price of a fine house for one
or two sheep, and also doing the
extra amount of fencing that most
all of us will have to do as we all
are aware of the fact that it takes
a good fence and a big acreage for
sheep. So friends, by our letters to
The Press, let us not leave the im
pression to the outside people of our
dear county that don't know these
facts, to believe that we think more
of our dogs than we do the sheep
even if we do have at present., just
lots and lots of worthless dogs in
the county. 1 As to my number of
each they arc the same (0), and I
believe that the one and only reason
that we have so many dogs and so
few sheep is that no doubt that dog
you have now, your neighbors gave
him to vou when ho wa, just a litth
pup and not until Mr. Jones offered
to put the 2,000,.- head of sheep ' in
Macon county have we been able to
get the start "of sheep so easy as we
did the dog. So when you think that
we Macon county farmers think more
nf the dnrs than we do the sheet)
just let some prank start swaping one
sheep tor two dogs -and see now. ion??
it tjtp him to iret the amount rt
fW he micrht ' want. So mv Dear
Citizens, let's get busy and do some
more fencing and get our sheep anu
T will assure vou. at the soeedv rates
oUr laws are being passed' now, that
the dog taw' will reach you before
you '..loose many 01 your sneep Dy
;; Now, Mr. Reader,' please understand j
that" if we" HAD to get 'TK! ot onc-i
or the other I would, favor letting?
tho doer ffo .? Rut nce . "'W ' .twcKU
got the sheep ' yet,' let's not get angry
withsf the Kttle vdog, cven.vits. b is'
our ' equal when tt come3 s to getting
as 'mtcliout of , -politics as most of
us common fellows, do. ; . '
Yours Jrtdv. ' ' .
PLANS FOR TOUK
: , : i
Advertise For Bids Build
ing To Be 38x70 Tils
With Brick Veneer Con
The town board last Week advertise!,
for bids for the town hall to be
erected on the city's lot just north
of the Baptist church. The hall will
be 38x70 feet and will face on Iotla
street. Storage space and furnace
room are provided for in the bail
ment. The street floor will be level
with the sidewalk. The entrance will
be throuch a hallway which extends
as far back as the library. The plans
for the street floor appear elsewhere
in this issue of The Press." The foun
dation walls will be of concrete and
will extend to the level of the first
floor. Above this level the plans call
for tile walls with brick veneer. It
has also been decided to heat the
building, with. a hot air furnace, thus
assuring the prompt start of the fire
engine in cold weather.
BEGIN 8 DEBATES
W. B. McGuife, Fr&nklin, 3
Member of One of Colle-e
, Tc8sn$ Al! Sjts Pr?
Davidson, Mxch 5 Davidson Col
lege begins its debating schedule
eight contests in . earnest this week."
when three different institutions rl
be - met in platform combat. Two
students left Davidson yesterday for '
Richmond, Va., to meet the University
of Richmond tonight, and thev W2!
alscj debate Wednesday ' night witk
v imam aim .nary at vviiiiamsuurg,
Va. LThe third contest is with the
University of Florida in Charlotte
W. L. Dumas, of Talladega, Ala.,
and.R. M. Christian, of Mobile, AIjl,
tonight will debate the University of
Richmond on the subject, "Resolved
That expert jusists, three to five in
number, should be substituted for the
present system of trial " by jury
Against the Richmond institution they
will be arguing negatively, while the
following night they will contend for
the affirmative against William and
The same subject will be debated
with the University of Florida at
Queens College Thursday night, when
R. C. Grady, of Wilmington, and J.
C. Matthews, of Lumberton, mil
maintain that the present system of
trial by jury is more . satisfactory and
should remain unchanged. This pair
of debaters were ' defeated at David
son by Emory University, on Febru
ary 19th, and their experience against
the Atlantians will be of value to.
their argument with the Florida Uni
versity team. :
Several changes have been made
on the schedule for the remainder of
the season, both as to date and'
places of argument. Zeb V. Long,
Jr., of Statcsville, and W. B. Mc
Guire, of Franklin, will meet N. C.
State and Wake Forest on Mardh
12th and 18th, fespcctivelj', the form'
er at Burlington and the latter at
Wake Forest. Against N. C. State
Davidson will maintain for the af
firmative, but switches to the nega
tive against Wake Forest. '..'."
On March 19th the University of
Alabama invades the Davidson plat
form. Carl Pritchett, of Reidsville,
and E. E. Marsh, of Marshville, wil!
debate for Davidson on the negative
side. The finar debate is--with Birra
inghani vSouthern on April 18th, and
the same two students will again up
hold the negative' for Davidson. This
debate will probably be in Concord.
-The subject of all of the Davidson
debates is practically the same, thrtv
being a slight difference in wording
in one or two of the contracts, btrt .
;fni its essential elements the argr
mcnt will not vary either on the af
firmative or negative side.--Ashcvillc',
Largest Shoes Ever Macs
. The largest shoes ever' tnade to. be
worn bv n hrmn . being , have just
been" coinl?ted for ' Robert "Wadlow.
o Ahhn. 111. Robert" Is-elevefi1 years
old. six feet nine inches " tall,' wcfolts
,21,7;, o"ds: nnd , Js ; growing jike
n-eed. ' His ,new p'nifVof shoes 'ispizc
5 Double A:, They are eightcer.
inches v long and five inches 1 wi,Io.
Robert s i; pituitatiy glan is , work!1
overtime, and if he lives he is mor- v
s"re to fce -v v.lr. fcrt in V- t.