100,;:;; II. p. UnJevel
:;'.! Water Power
C. a-, Timber
?r-. :'.z j.r, and Semi -M:c:,
ALur.c-.ince Good Labor
Pure, Clear Water
HEART OF A MOUNTAIN EMPIRE RIPE FOR DEVELOPMENT
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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1923
Unexcelled Ciii v.! e
State Game Refuge
17 Peaks Over 5,000
Ideal Dairy County
Cheap Electric rower
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To Let Contracts on Short
Sections Will Not Begin
Work Until Amount of
Available Funds is Fixed. I
Dear Major1 Harris : Since receiving
a copy of the Porter road law for
publication you requested me to give
out my plans as to. how I intended to
handle the county roads.
This road problem has been a very
unsatisfactory problem for . all time
and I don't know that it will ever
be any better, but I have a system
in mind I would like to see put into
affect. It is my intention to carry it
out if all things turn out well.
. This system is as follows :
The county roads are to be gone
over twice each year or as nearly
so as possible, with the road ma
chine, doing all necessary shaping
and ditching that can be done with
such machine. Then, in addition to
this, tht roads will be let out by
contract m short-sections, rreteraDiy
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his section ot road and would person
ally be interested in keeping up this
special road He would also sign a
. contract specifying his duties toward
this special section of road, and his
bond would be that when he failed
to comply with his duties setforth in
his contract then his contract would
terminate and he would not receive
any pay for work he had already
done. The road supervisor would go
over each section of road quarterly
and inspect each section of road and
if they had been faithfully kept ac
cording to contract he would sign
an order for payment of said labor
less 10 per cent which would be
held until the end of the year for
a guarantee of his continued faith
fulness in carrying out his- contract.
My idea of maintaining a rpad is
to fix the mud before it gets started.
That is why 1 propose to let the
contracts in small jobs. So a farmer
with his team or tractor ran keep his
road well and regularly dressed
There is a fine snirit now existing
among the people for a better road
system. I have had some very liberal
propositions made to me by men who
were especially interested in their own
settlement roads. One man, and . he
is riot a rich man. and meant just
what he said, offered to do two
XV weeks' hauling with his truck in order
JCk-to encourage the hard-surfacing of
'one mile of road. It is tpo bad if it
is made impossible for these com
munities where citizens are ' so will
ing to help, to get a little county
aid. My understanding is that the
county commissioners plan to take
the money appropriated for our coun
ty roads and pay it on the county
debts. The people would be some-.
what divided on this. Those Jiving
. out in the mud w uld like to have
their conditions bettered and 'tho.se
living on the state highways would
likely want the debt. lowered. ,
" i received a notice from the county
auditor saying that he could not tell
anything about the county road funds
until he. had the books audited and
that will take from fourto six weeks
and that some of the townships had
already taken up their road money
for the year. So this beinsr the cay
I have discontinued operations until
we know which is the road pile of
v I am going to keep my little sec
'tion of road dressed free of , charge
and there will be no objections to
others doing the same. While doing
this let us hope there is a better day
coming bve and bve.
C. W. TE AGUE. Road Supervisor
This March 26, 1929.
BY. P. U. Pageant
At Baptist Church
Fifty people will present a pictur
rsque pageant at the Baptist church
next- Sunday night. They will wear
beautiful costumes. They have been
practicing a month for the program.
All the general public is invited to
see and hear tMts fine pageant. The
music is beautiful. The pulpit will be
enlarged ' for this prqgram so as to
hold the great number of participants.
mi 1 . : ..1. . m
Expresses Hearty Sympathy
With Clean-Up Week
Requests Business Firms
to Clean Up Premises.
In reference to the clean-up cam
paign scheduled for the first week in
April I desire to announce taht in
both my official and private capacities
I am heartily ih favor of this move
ment. Judging from reports reaching
my office it appears that the clean
up campaign this year is on a more
pretentious scale than ever before.
The entire body politic of the town
seems to be intensely interested in this
In connection with the extra labor
that will be required in the work I
am authorized to make no official
announcement. However, I believe
that the town board will co-onerate
with the movement to the extent oi-!
furnishing extra trucks and additional
men to rarf awav-tVii mKKicW
efforts for a cleaner and better town.
They are also due much commenda
tion for their efforts looking to better
lawns and moer flowers and shrub
bery within the city limits.
I make particular apepal to every
business man in Franklin to clean the
premises in rear of his business estab
lishment GEORGE PATTON, Mayor.
CREAKIER Y MADE
HERE LAST WEEK
Mr. A B. Slagle, of Franklin, own
er and operator of the Nantahala
Creamery at Franklin, and who now
operates the Hiawassee Valley Creami
ery at Hayesville, made his first
churning on Thursday of last week,
churning 512 pounds of butter from
one week's collection of butter fat.
The butter,..- which was of - superior
quality, was sold on the Ashcvillc
market, some few pounds being
bought locally by people who do
not have cows. Mr. Slagle. has an
experienced butter maker in charge
of the 1 Hayesville creamery, he is
Mr. JohnVKennedy, with twelve years
experience in creameries in Cleveland
county. He has been with Mr. . Slagfe
since some time last year, makinj;
butter at Franklin before coming to
Hayesville, he is a fine young man.
well liked, by everybody and will ni
doubt make a great success of :lu
Mr. Slagle will .-operate a truck on
a regular schedule collecting cream
in different parts of the coiinty an !
in Georgia. - At present he. will clnr",
over 500 pounds per week, churning
once each week until warmer wcather.
and. 'when .Team production increases,
then he wnl churn oftener.
Our cream producers are glad to
have this creamery in their reach,
It gives them about . six cents more
per pound of butter fat than they
got when it had to be shipped to
Franklin. Cream days used to be
Tuesday and Fridays, now it is re
ceived every day which makes it
much more convenient for the farmer
during the farming season when work
Let's put in more cows and push
nroduction to the limit. Clay County
Time For Mass Meeting
According to law the tickets for the
city election must be printed on or
before April 17. Allowing a week
for printing the nominations, should
be made not later than April 10.
The custom heretofore has been to
make the nominations in a mass meet
ing. Such nominations never please
all and consequently there are general
ly two tickets in the field. Whatever
is done, however, should be done the
first week in April, say those who are
apparently deeply interested.
Students Enthusiastic Over
Movement for Clean Town
Read What They Have
(By Lora Talley)
"A thing of beauty is a joy for
ever ; It's loveliness increases ; It will
never pass into nothingness, but still
will keep a bower quiet for us, and
a sleep full of sweet dreams, and
health and quiet breathing."
Why not make our town a place
of beauty ? 'That's easier said than
done," you say? Quite true, but is
there ever anything accomplished
without some effort? There are many
things we, as citizens, can do to
make Franklin, not only a better,
more healthful place for us to live,
but an attraction for tourists as well.
I fancy I can hear you saying, "Same
thing over and over every spring.
What does it lead to? Don't we
alleys ? Flowers would look better
than tin cans and cinders. Grass
would be a good substitute for mud.
If everyone would keep his lawns
mowed and his hedges trimmed, what
a difference it would make in the
appearance of our community. For
in the movement for public beauty,
as in all progress, it is the work of
the individuals that counts most, Every
neat back yard and flower surrounded
home will help to beautify Franklin.
For Sanitary Town Calls
Attention to Health Men
ace from Unsanitary Con
ditions. (By Dr. Horsley, City Health Officer)
The health officer is glad of the op
portunity to give his co-operation and
help to the public-spirited ladies of
Franklin in their campaign for a
cleaner, safer and" healthier town.
Let us all, old and young, give them
whole hearted support in this good
work which, when completed, will
givp us a more beautiful and health
ier place in which to live. Let us
get rid of conditions which arc un
sightly and offensive and a menace
to health and which add to the danger
from fire, in some instances.. We
must ajso get rid of the trouble and
danger caused by flies and mosquitoes.
This campaign, let us hope,-, is not
to be -.merely a spasmodic effort at
cleaning up our town but rather the
beginning of. a" systematic and regular
gathering" of the refuse- aii.d garbage
and a. proper disposal of it.
It has been suggested that the town
be 'divided into quarters by designated
intersecting streets for the sake r f
system and convenience and that each
such part of town be cleaned ot its
garbage on a day set for it once each
week throughout the year. This or
some other plan, it seems to met
would be cheaper and more efficient
than a haphazard unsystematic way of
looking after the sanitary needs of the
The mayor and the members of our
town board arc in favor of a general
cleaning up and improvement of the
sanitary arrangements in Franklin
Here and there over town are to be
found conditions that must be made
better.' The premises of few of us
would bear close examination, br
not through wilful neglect. Let each
citizen set his placo in order for it
takes concerted action to amount to
much. As an employee of the town
board I wish to pdvanre the cause
of public health and hereby tender mv
help to th ladies in charge of this
movement for a cleaner town.
Nt Happened In Macon
John : Let's wait till next week to
sell our broilers.
Mary! No. We will sell them to
dav. ' They are worried about being
sold and are losing weight every day.
ill iiili) DOLLAliS
Citizens Meet at Commis
sioners Office to Give Ad
vice Auditor Claims Ac
counts $30,000 Short.
Last Friday afternoon found con
siderable fireworks at the court house.
It seems that the commissioners had
invited a ' number of citizens to as
semble and advise with the. board as
to the proper method ot procedure.
During the audit of the county books,
it appears that the auditor fails to
find $30,000 in cash that, according to
the books, should be somewhere in
the neighborhood. It is said that, the
auditor has audited the accounts since
the first day of last July and finds
the shortage mentioned. He took as
his starting point a former audit of
the books covering the period up to
June 30 last year.
The auditor had agreed to do this
work for $500, but since finding the
shortage, the books for former years
must be examined to determine where
in the error lies, if indeed it if an
'error, For. $250 mora the-audi tor
irfointr bookkeeping of determine Ihe
responsibility for the shortage. Sher
iff Ingram was present and made em
phatic demand upon the tw? commis
sion present that his books be audited
since the dale he assumed office.
No one in the county is inclined to
believe that Mr. Ingram is short in
his accounts. It seemed to be the
consensus of opinion of those present
that eithere the preesnt auditor or the
former on had made an error in audit
ing. By unanimous vote of those
present at the meeting the commis
sioners -were advised to continue the
present audit until the error was
found or until the responsibility for
the alleged shortage was placed.
It was also stated that the county
is short about $150,000 that should be
in the sinking fund. It was the
opinion. that no taxes had ever been
levied to take care of this amount.
No one claims, so it is said, that the
county is actually short this much
in cash, but that previous budgets
had apparently failed to provide this
amount for the sinking fund.
(By High School Student)
There isn't a citizen in this town
who doesn't want people to have a
godd impression of him or his home
The same thing should apply to his
home town. A town is judged by
its outward look as well as people are.
When visitors pass through the first
thing they notice is its appearance.
Even the simplest homes may have'
beautiful grounds, for the surround
ingfcmouiitains are full of shrubs and
flowers which : can be transplanted.
Many magazines' now published will
! h In ' us arrange- these. By . such .ini-
i provemcnts on our premises avc .double
' the value of our property. '
j ...L Well , kept- lawns and, .beautiful flow
; er beds add to the attractiveness ot
! a towiL Which are the towns the
tourists remember longest? '!" yns
i that are clean and made beautiful
by trees, shrubs and flowers.-..
So far we have talked only of
beautifying the town but now, let':;
talk about cleaning it. What's to be
done with all the trash of the town?
With all the junked cars that are
scattered? Where shall we determine
the places for . our dumping grounds ?
Surely not in plain sight as they a-c
no'w, AH of these are serious prob
lems and are due consideration.
W. B. McGUIRE, JR.,
That Franklin boys and girls are
winning high honors at college has
recently been amply demonstrated., A
short time ago Miss Betty Sloan was
elected president of the student body
at'N. C. C. W. Now news reaches
Franklin that W. B. McGuirc. Jr.-.
has been elected president of. v,r
senior class at Davidson. Miss Tim
Crawford, also a student ?t N. C. C
W., was nominated recently fo- r
tor of one of the college papers, but
declined to permit her name to
before the student body on account
of the heavy work she is doing' at
that college. r - ' M
TO FREE HERSELF
OF MUD SHACKLES
Adopts $65,000,000 Bond
Issue for Improving State
Roads Within 4 Years
By E. E. Duffy
Within four years South Carolina'
will possess $05,000,000 worth of new
roads. This speeding up of the high
way program has been made possible
through the recent adoption of a bond
issue for that amount;
Mud roads have been collecting an
ever increasing toll from South Caro
lina motorists for the simple reosou
that automobile usage has been ex
panding at a faster rate than the
statc has been able; to build all-seasoa
roads under the pay-as-you-go plan.
Wholesale construction of highways,
such as permitted by bond issue, pro
vides economies and savings that oth
erwise would be lost. South Carolina
will pool the gasoline tax and ve
hicle license fee income for the easy
retirement of the bonds. The South
Carolina gas tax has just been in
creased from five to six cents, with
one cent reverting to counties. In
effect, motorises will pay but one
cent per gallon of gas for bond issue
The benefits which, will accrue to
South Carolina are. many. Economies
can be effected through the' letting
of contracts for longer stretches of
pavements, pavements that would have
been laid piece-meal under the year-
to-year .p la n4 h rou Rhrou t f wmU-
wiir dc connecierffrn-tnismtnc
greatest number of motorists will be
served and car operating expenses
considerably reduced. In the past,
the annual fall and spring mudroads
sessions have all but isolated much of .
South Carolina, and at an inestimable
A casual survey of extensive high
way improvement programs reveals
that where they have been adopted,
highway usage, increases at a much
faster rate than formerly. In 1928
the gas tax and motor license re
ceipts in South Carolina were $7,
863,000 The total for 1929 will ex
ceed $8,250,000, it is believed. The
bond issue roads, shortly after , they
are completed, will doubtless give
South Carolina a ten million dollar
a year highway income. This in
creased income alone, willingly paid
by motorists anxious to use the roads,
more than answers the argument that
interest on road bqnds eats up too
much of the highway fund.
Distance todav is measured in time
rather than miles. The bond issue
is the motoring public's accelerator.
Mrs. Hyatt Crunkleton returned to
her home at Highlands last Monday
after spending several days with her
mother,, Mrs. Margaret Rogers. Mrs.
Rogers's health seems to be improving
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Miller have
moved to the' Jake Tilson place.
Mrs.- Mary Ann Tilson Mrs. Ben
Rogers and son, Kenneth made a
business trip to Franklin last Thurs
day. , " '' 'X
Rev. O. J. Nix, of Satolah, Ga.,
filled his regular appointment here
Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. S. H. Cn:': kleton, of High- '
lands, is visiting it; this .section now. ,
Mrs. 1 laves 1 lippw,. of Norton, N. C,
was the guest of Miss 'Ethel. .-..-Moss,
Messers. Earl' McCoy and Joe Keen-;
er. were the guests at Mr. A. B.
Millers' Sunday. 1
Holly Springs Locals
The farmers arc so glad to see
spring corning once again.
Air. Charles Ingram went to town
Monday on business.
Miss Nancy Justice spent Sunday
afternoon with Miss Burdell Justice. f
Mr Charlie Williams went to 'Mr.
Justice's corn mill Mdhday.
Mr. H. G. Cabe went to Mr. J.
R. Berry's wheat mill Monday.
Mr. Theodore .Elliott has gone to
Waynesville to work.
Mr. Harmon Sanders, has completed
his new house.
Mniheodorc Henry of Sylva, is
visiting relatives in this section.
There, wis a large crowd at church
Sunday. Each one. said to have en-
joyed Rev. A. S. Soleszee's 'good ser
mon, M'. and Mrs '; r-'Vrt Corbin were
vis'tin" M ro"K;n's parents, M.
and. Mrs. H. G. Cabc.
Miss Bida Elliott spent the week
end with home folks the past tveek-
Miss Leota McCrackeri is attending'
summer school at Cullowhcc.