National Forest '
State Game Refuge
17 Peaks Over 5,003
Ideal Dairy County
Cheap Electric Power
II. P. Undevtl,
oped Water Power .
Procioua and Semi
Miea, Kaolin, Asbestos,
ance Good Labor
Pure, Clear Water
rlEAKT OF A MOUNTAIN EMPIRE RIPE FOR DEVELOPMENT
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1929
im If Wmm
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fleets With County Com
missioners and Reconv
mends D i s p o s i t i o n of
Funds From Extra Tax.
Mr. J. G. Stikeleather and his dis
trict engineer, J. C. Walker, came to
Franklin Monday of this week and
met with the commissioners to de
termine the disposition of the money
'received from the extra gasoline tax
of one cent on the gallon, Mr. Stike
leather recommended that this fund
of $23,370 be used to pay interest and
sinking fund on highway bonds of
the - county and the commissioner:
The district highway commissioner
was unable to inform the commission
',crs when funds to hard surface No.
138 through the county would be avail
able. The contract between the coun
ty and the state requires the state
. to hard surface this highway and then
repay the loan of $325,000 made by
Macon county as funds from the
county's allocation become available.
Mr. Walker annouanced that the
grade work of No. 28 between Frank
lin and Highlands wquld be com
pleted by June of this year. Such
work, it is understood, will then go
forward on the same highway between
Highlands and , the Jackson county
line. A change in the highway east
of Highlands is expected to shorten
the road bv one mile. Fifteen more
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lasaja route to expedite matters. . It
. is understood that these convicts will
be used to improve the part of the
highway already graded and place it
in good shape for the summer tourists.
The statement of Mr. Walker concern
ing the grade work between Franklin
and Highlands caused much rejoicing
at Franklin since it was heretofore
understood that there was . no possi
bility of opening this road to the
public before next fall.
ON TRIMONT INN
For the past several weeks Dr.
S. H. Lyle has had men at work
repairing and altering Trimon Inn.
Running water has been installed in
each room and several rooms have
been equipped ' with private or con
necting baths. As a, result of these
improvements Mr. and Airs. Cook;
managers of the Inn, are expecting
a better summer season than ever
Revival To Begin
North Main Meth.
A coiMf.c nf revival services will
begin at North Main street Metho
dist church, Rev. J. H. Strickland
pastor, next Sunday night, March 31,
at 7:30 o'clock. This will be known
ar the spring revival and Rev. R.
F. Mock, of Franklin, N. C, will
do the preaching. Services will be
held each evening at 7:30 o'clock and
announcement will be made Sunday as
to the hour of the morning services
through the week. The pastor ex
tends an invitation not only to every
- member of North Main church but to
the public to attend any or all of
the services. .
Rev Mock 'is . an experienced
evangelist-pastor and has served some
of the-leading churches in the West
ern North Carolina conference and he
will make the services both interest
ing and inspiring to all who attend
j 48 Pairs Mexican Quail
rnn rmintv's allotment of Mexi
r v. v
can quail placed by the department
of conservation and development, and
' alloted by County Game Warden J.
J. Mann to the following farms,
whose owners will protect them
from hunters: C. L Ingram, F.
I. Murray, R. F. Henry, J. . H
' QtL-tnn W. L. Ramsev. C. L. Gar
ner Mrs, L. L. Mabry, J. H. Dalton,
r 't Hurst W. C. Sheffield. T. .M.
Raby, Geo. Slagle, G. . M. Bulgin,
T-.arl Harrison, J. f. Lunningnam, ;
t Allmati W ' T Wrieht. C. M
vf. r.on WoIIqpp P M. Greeorv.
JJl V., V J V V' , , IA 1 1 . ( " ' '
J. T. Mann. D. P. Cabe. .
Fishing license will be on sale be-
the season ooens at the tollow
ing places in Macon county: At
my office in court nouse, .vuum
rtntv fnnnlv romnanv. Dr. E. R.
. Gilbertv Highlands; M. J. May's Store,
Flats ;H- A. Nuckle, KainDow springs
T. T.' MANN, Cciitv Fih Warden
"THE TRAIL OF '98" IS
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: i in" THE TD.AIL - OF r96
Magnificence and Power of
Spectacle Places It in
Front Rank of Great Ex
amples of Cinema Art.
What . "The Covered Wagon" was
to the west, "The Birth of a Nation"
was to the south, "Way Down East"
was to New ' England, is just what
"The Trail of '98" is to the far
It is only once in a great while
that film producers succeed in turning
out a real epic. Not that they don't
try; .it's because there isn't enough
material of the right kind to "make
But Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has cer
tainly hit on a story of epic quality
in "The Trail of .'98," which was di
rected bv Clarence Brown and will
be shown Fridav and Saturday at
the Macon theatre.
When you see this picture you not
only see the days of the mad gold
rush to the Klondike you live them.
The writer of this review had ex
pected to witness a great spectacle
when he went to see this picture.
What he did see was a mighty love
story set in a magnificent and spec
Take the love story out of "The
Trail of '98" and you still have a
marvelous spectacle put it back and
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"THE TRAIL OF 9o
you have an epic'
Clarence Brown has succeeded in
doing something which is seldom done,
He has filmed mighty, spectacular
scenes but he shows them only to
let you realize the effect they have
on the individuals in his picture.
You see thousands of people in -a
single scene, but that scene isn't
crowded. It has square' miles of
background background that takes
away the spectacular and gives bal
ance. The picture has real grandeur
and magnificence, but it also has
heart interest. The principals get
their reactions from thesr; ' great
scenes, these great numbers of people.
What you see is individual reaction
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J. E. Rice Received Follow
ing Letter From His
Corpus Christie, Texas.
March 6, 1929.
Dear Rice :
Thank you for this kind letter. I
was delighted to hear from you. And
to know that you are so .happily lo
cated down there in North Carolina.
They are fine folks, I don't know any
better folks any where in the country
than in that section.
I was in Shreveport just for. the
day and did have a big time, but
I was well tired out by the time
I was through, for I had spoken in
New Orleans three times the aay be
fore. Shreveport has made some
great strides forward but the old
friends still are there and 1 was
delighted to see them. -With
every good wish
t W. A. SUNDAY.
At its recent meeting in Greensboro
the Tri-State Medical Society made
DK Furman Angel of Franklin an
honorary member. 1 This society' . is
composed of medical men from the
states of South Carolina,. North Caro
lina and Virginia.
to what otherwise would be the spec-
member of the enormous
cast deserves credit for what he did
in "The Trail of '9H." There's Dolores
Del Rio, who has always been a
good performer. In this picture she
is an artiste. We haven't seen as
much of Ralph Forbes' on the. screen
as' we:' would like to; we want to. set
him of tener. All of us know and love
Harry Carey as a sterling actor. He
is at his best in the .-villainous rok
of Jack; Locasto,
There are Karl Dane, .George Coop
er, Emily Fit.roy, troupers all, and
mighty fine performers.
There's TulK; Marshall, than.' whom
there is none better in such roles . as
Tuliy takes, upon the screen.:. .The
day that man dies the movies' 'a-iv
the movie-going world will have cause
- Because' there is not soacc to give
a lengthy review of "The Trail of
'98" we must be content to sav it'e
a great picture, marvelously directed
and the characters well portrayed
It is " a picture ; that will help the
motion nicture Teach the plane it
is bound for one of the fine arts.
All New Members of County
Board of Education Quali
fyRamsey, Dean and Dr.
Angel New Members.
Last Monday the county board of
education organized by again electing
Dr. S. H. Lyle as chairman for the
next two years. H. D. Dean, Law
rence Ramsey and Dr. Furman Angel
qualified as new members. ' Alex
Moore holds over as a member of
the board. Tuesday, April 16, was
the date set. for electing a county
superintendent of schools.
Refuse to Pay
Man for Sheep
Monday Mr. J. L. Smith of Tellico,
presented the commissioners a bill
for the loss of two sheep alleged to
have been killed by dogs. Mr. Smith
stated to the board that he saw fresh
dog tracks near the carcasses and
that he was satisfied in his own
mind that his sheen were killed by
dogs. Mr. Smith explained that he is
an old man and that it isvnot possible
for him to stay up at night in order
to get positive proof that dogs, kill
his sheep. However, the commission
ers considered the proof insufficient
and refused to pay the bill. Mr.
Smith stated that he voted for the
three commisisoners now in office
and , that, b(' worked for thir election
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A Determined Boy
J. L. MeConnell of Prentiss, son of
'..Mr, and Mrs. John MeConnell, tried
unsuccessfully several times to pass
the examination into the Franklin
school. But being a determined lad
he finally walked the four or five
miles to town and completed the 7th
grade. Now he is in the high school.
There are probably mighty few boys
in the county who want an education
to the extent of walking this distance,
Baptist Church News
The pageant put on by the B. Y. V.
U. through its committee, Mrs. Mash
burn, Mrs. Peek and Miss Edwina
Dalrymple, was a superb success. The
young jH-'ople passed all expectations
of their trainers. The costumes were
pronounced beautiful by those who
saw them. Visitors were present from
Dillard and a goodly number from
Clayton. Thanks are due all who
aided in the success of the paircant.
Thanks are due to God for the im
pressions of Bible truth conveyed to
The number of chapters read in the
Bible so far arc reported as 14,770.
1 he church was beautifully decorat
ed with flowers, mountain greenery,
etc, last Sunday and Sunday night.
The church vard has for some time
been planted in shrubs and perennial
plants of a beautifying nature. Mrs.
Higdon, Mrs. Wilkie, and others of
the members are aiding m this work.
bach family is being asked for twenty-five
cents by the W. M. S. for
the beautification of the church prem
ises. Mrs. Frank Murray, treasurer, sent
off about 85 dollars for missions this
week.-: r ;.- :
The church is on the honor roll of
the state convention, because they
send the mission checks' monthly.
The pastor will preach to "the
Masons hext Sunday morning. The
orchestra will play.
-Ihe committee on the sexton,
Brethren James Carpenter and Silas
Womack, will report at conference
A convention of Sunday school
workers from all over the county is
called for next Sunday afternoon at
The W. M. S. of the church will
meet at Mrs. Frank Murray's next
Thursday afternoon at three.
The Senior '.union- will go to Mi.
Hope' -church next Sniu'av "-afternoon
to establish a P.. Y. P. 'U. : (
The 'matter of the church roof will
be taken tip next Sunday at confer
ence. ..... ' ....
On .-"-count of th" ySundav ?'-hoo
'"onvention the ch'irch conference m-iv
be held af the close of the niorn'n:;
Many of our Presbyterian friends
and .members of ther de,ion):",'i'-r.
were 'rescnt at the iawa':H. .We iu
vit" them to come again. '
The auditorium'-, was crowded in
both stories, the balconies beina fnil
at the nair'eant. The workers of" 'the
B. Y. P. U. have been receiving many
I compliments on their work.
Town Board Decides to Get
Franklin Out of the Mud
One Member Moves to
Repeal State Law.
At its meeting Monday night the.
town board decided to spend $6,SG3
in paving certain streets of Franklin.
T. W.. Angel started the ball rolling
when he made a motion to spend
$2000 on Wayah street. Mr. Angd
insisted that the. people of Bonny.
Crest were entitled to a street. See
ing that he was determined to press
the matter other members of the
board amended the motion by in
cluding the street at the aepot, the
Fair. Ground street, Bidwell and Green
streets. As finally" passed the motion
appropriated the- following amounts:
$2000 for Wayah street to begin at
Cojo filling station and go as far
as appropriation will permit; $1500
on street at depot to begin at Stand
ard filling station and go as far as
possible with the amount appropriated
in the direction of the cannery; $1000
on Fair Grounds street to begin near
home of Dick Hudson; $1000 on
Green street to begin at home of
Jesse Ray, and $1000 on Bidwell street
to begin at Harrison avenue. ' These
projects will be let to . the lowest
responsible bidder and the bids arc
scheduled to be opened on April IX
The board intends to build macadam
streets approximately 14 feet wide
and 6 inches in thickness.
..Durine the. course of. the disrussion,..
ii i mm -rtjte '' linvr
Angel promptly moved to repeal said
law. In other words, law or no law,
Mr. Angel wanted to build some
streets in Franklin and his determined
stand at the meeting resulted in the
appropriations mentioned above.'
A ZINNIA TOWN
Garden Club Will Furnish
Plants to Any One Has
Ambition to Make Frank
lin Known as Zinnia Town.
The Garden club of Franklin with
Mrs. Smith Harris as president has
announced comprehensive plans look
ing to the beautification of Franklin.
The club members will plant a large
number of zinnia seed and will fur
nish plants to anv one within the
corporate limits. The club requests
that those planting zinnias place the
plants where they can be seen by
The zinnia was selected because of
its easy cultivation and because the
plants bloom from early summer until
frost. Of course the garden club is
interested in all kinds of flowers and
shrubbery, but its particular interest
centers in a wide distribution of
zinias within the city limits.
The club would ' be glad to receive
suggestions from any who is devoted
to making Franklin the city beautiful.
A mass meeting will be held at
the court house at 8 p. in. Monday,
April 8, for the purpose of nominat
ing a mayor and six aldermen to be
voted for in the May election.
A number of Franklin people with
their guests for th" holidays gathered
on the lawn of Mr. and Mrs. E. S.
Ifunnicutt on Sunday for a picnic
dinner. Those, entertaining were Mr.
pnd Mrs. Hunnici'tt." Mrs. W. W.
Sloan and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Craw
ford. The out-of-town guests were: Dr.
Ruth Collins, of Gccnsboro, and Miss
Rosalie latobi. of Wilmington, visi
tors -of Miss . Bet f: Sloan who is at,
home for the- string 'holidays,' Miss.-Edith-Webb,
of Oxford, who is visit
ing Miss Tim Cr""'ord. also home
for Easter- Mr W. H. Sloan, of
W'inston-Salc.m;. M-. G. W. Ward, of
Lumpkin. (:.: and Mr. C. B. Sweet,
of Athens, (in . ;.""''st at the Hunni
entt home v.he-.' Misses Sue and
K;tricri'io 'Tir"; .Vire spending the;
holiday -"'''--''Mi. .'Miss Virginia
Sloan, M- " S'oan, Mr. Billy
Slo-i;v tis- r"-!""-i Crawford, Mr.
nrf' -M -'. . ''vvford snd Miss
' ' a,H Mrs. W.
x: l-nn'"'.)' "'1 vriss Cora Yancey
aj:.,. tnv. Taci.on. Mn
AV. E. I-rkson. Mr-,. A. IP Camn.
Masters Charles and George Hunni
cut were present.
After a delicious Vin'1"- vi'-'te--
were taken up to see Cul!as"ii F'