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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1929
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President of Davenport Jun
N ior College Tells of Ad
vantages of Twe Years at
Dr. W. A. Jenkins, president of
Davenport Junior College, the well
known Methodist school, for girls lo
cated at Lenoir, preached an interest
ing sermon at the local Methodist
church Sunday morning. He took as
his text the parable of the ten , vir
gins, the five that were ready when
duty called and the five , who were
unprepared . During the courso of
the discussion Dr. Jenkins drew some
enlightening parallels as applied to
modern life; At the close of his, ser
, mon Dr. Jenkins pointed out the ad
vantages of . attending a junior, col
lege rather than to spend four years
at a higher . institution. Among these
advantages was the auestion of leader
ship. He pointed out the fact that in
a junior conege a gin nas tne oppor
tunity to assume leadership even in
her freshman class while at a four
year institution the girls during their
first two years do little along this
line other than to develop an in
feriority complex. At a junior college
both students and faculty know 'their
associates better attd consequently
more homelike conditions prevail. ' The
students, said Dr. Jenkins,, have closer
personal attention and supervision. He
also stated that the last two years
of high school work can be advan-
l tageously undertaken at Davenport.
After the services a number- of in-
- t erested- people ..went.-iojnKar.dJt.CL, talk
i IN MINERALS
Captain William B. ' Colburn, now
ai the Scott Griffin hotel, is interested
in mineral specimens and Indian relics
and will buy . articles of. this kind
suitable for museums At present the
Captain is engaged in opening a
rhodolite mine on Mason mountain
and will be at the hotel mentioned
above only after supper of each day.
The Captain and the editor of The
Press are old friends, having served
together during "the World War in
the. 85th Division at Camp , Custer,
Michigan,, and overseas.
Captain Colburn will pay full vahie
for any museum specimens accepted.
See his advertisement' in this issue.
On Monday and Tuesday, April 22
, and 23, The Jupollo Public Service
company will hold at its place of
business next door to the post office
demonstration of the Westinghouse
Alectric range According to the an
nouncement this demonstraiton will
be conducted by an expert and will
include cooking of ftfl kinds on the
electric range mentioned.. It is under
stood 'that invitations 'to this demon
stration have been sent out to hun
dreds of interested parties. However,
Mr Clemens, the local manager, stat
es that everybody is invited whether
or not a formal invitation has been
received. It is also . stated that the
dectncFrigidaire will also be demon
U.rated at the same time.
Mr. and Mrs. Guss McClian visited
Mrs. Median's .mother, of lotla Sun
. day. . ' -., -'.
There will be a dedication of the
lotla Baptist church' April 21.' "Evcry-
; body come,- and- bring a well filled
. basket. . .
jMrs. Lyle Jacobs is visiting in
; .-ivSylva;. .
Mrs. Lucy Jacobs spent , the week
end with friends on Rose Creek
, 'The young people of the . lotla
' Methodist church are organizing an
, . Epworth . League Sunday night, April
14 Everyone come and join us. ,
On Sunday, April 14, Mr. and Mrs.
- Royal. Mason gave a birthday dinner
. in' honor of Mr. Thomas Gibson, Mrs.
Mason's father, who was 78 years of
age, Stewart Mason, their - son who
was 18 years old, and Mrs. Jim Gib
son, who was 45. Mrs. Macon calls
this the three-in-one; as three birth
days occurred on the same day.
About 30 guests enjoyed the dinner
which was prepared . by Mrs. Mason
and Mrs. A. J. Gibson. The table
' fairly mourned under its burden of
baked chicken and dressing, spare
ribs, mashed potatoes, jellies, -; pies,
cakes of all kinds and many other
STAR LOSES LEG
Jack Cobb of Durham and
Three Companions In Se
rious Wreck At Ga. Line
Girl Loses Eye.
As a result of an automobile wrec
near the Georgia line fourteen miles
south of Franklin Jack Cobb of Dur
ham, former basketball star of the
University of North Carolina, ' is iu
Angel -Brothers hospital here where
his left leg was amputated last night.
Cobb's, three companions, H. N. Cov
ington of Waynesville and Misses Sara
Sue Sherriir and Mary Wilson, both
of Sylva, are also in the same hos
pital all more or less injured.' Broken
glass cut an eyeball from Miss Wil
son's head, it is said, while Miss
Sherrell has a dislocated elbow and
and other injuries. Covington has an
ugly hole' in his head and several
According to 'the meager reports
available here the four young people
were returning from Georgia when
the head lights of an approaching car
bljnded the driver of the wrecked ma
chine. In avoiding the passing cr
the machine in which the four young
people were riding struck a telephotie
pole and cut it in two. The car was
a , total wreck. Broken glass almost
severed Cobb's left leg making am
in the main1 building ' of " beautiful
Camp Nikwasi. This was made pos
sible by the graciousness of Miss
Laura M. Jones who is the owner and
director of the camp and who willing
ly contributed' the use of,rthe Jaudi
torium for Junior-Senior ' banquet. 7
Miss Eleanor Sloan, the junior spon
sor, with the assistance of several of
the junior boys and girls, gave their
time and efforts to the decorating and
providing of the entertainment.
The spirit was genuine, the. moon
was right, the setting was gorgeous,,
and the food was delicious.
The invited guests present' were the
seniors, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Houk,
Mr and Mrs. M. D. Billings, Mr.
and Mrs. S. L. Franks, Dr. and Mrs
S. Hj Lyle, Miss Elizabeth Horna
day, Miss Eleanor Sloan, Miss Min
nie Grace Morgan, Miss Helen Burch,
Miss Myrtle Wyatt and Mr. William
The rustic dining room was decorat
ed as a Japanese tea garden. The
girls who served were dressed os
jafs. The pianist, George Carpenter,
also dressed in Jap costume, rendered
popular music throughout .the even
An address of welcome was given
by George Gudger, the toastmaster.
Miss Luellen Davis, president of the
junior class, gave a ' toast to the
seniors, which was responded to by
Myra Stribling. ,Then came a toast
to the faculty, which was given
Eugene Welch and was responded . to
by Mr. Houk. . . .
: After sumptously partaking of. food,
and completely rendering the kitchen
bare, the dining room was cleared of
the chairs, tables, etc. Then tho
merriment started and lasted until
Sunday morning 'George Carpenter
at the piano and Phil McCollum wiili
the banjo, gave tunes for the . light
fantastic By that time a few couples
who were invited to attend. the dance,
joined in and "whoopee" boys and
girls yon never know what a peppy
time is until you are priviledged to
attend one of these banquets where
everything is "cream in your coffee."
At the close of the services last
Sunday morning the Methodist pastor,
Rev. R. V. Mock, requested the'" aud
ience to be seated. Much to the sur
prise 'of the congregation the. organist.
Miss Mattie Angel, began playing the
wedding march. Some moments pass
ed before those present realized . that
they. were about to witness a marriage
ceremony and doubt remained as to
the identity of the contracting parties
until Miss Josephine Snyder and Mr.
Herman Childers Were seen marching
down the isle. They were met at
the alter by the pastor who perform
ed the ring ceremony.
The bride , is the charming daughter
of Mrs. Hayes Snyder of Franklin
and the groom is the son of Mrs.
Humphrey Childers He is. a younu
man of sterling character and is
superintendent of the Cozad Roller
mill and ice plant near town. Since
the ceremony the young couple have
been the recipients of many con
gratulations offered by their hundreds
"The White Sister" Brought
Back by Popular
"The White Sister," the greatest
triumph of Lillian Gish's career,, will
come to the Macon theatre Monday
"The White Sister," an Inspiration
production for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,
has been acclaimed one of the most
significant films ever made. The
story was taken from the famous
novel by F. Marion Crawford and
screened entirely in Italy and north
ern Africa - :- :
Rome, Naples, Sorrento, Tivoli, and
even Mt. Vesuvius were some of the
"locations" used, and the result, ac
cording to critics, is the most beauti
ful production yet made.
Besides Miss Gish to interpret the
thrilling story, the cast includes Ron
ald Colman, who is featured with the
star; J. Barney Sherry; Gail Kane,
heroine of many Broadway successes,
and a , thousand others drawn from
the ranks of European players.
"The White Sister" tells the story
of Angela Chairmonte, daughter of an
Italian prince, who, is made penniless
because of an intrigue of her older
sister. The only thing left to sustain
her- is her love for Captain. Giovanni
f?everi. or tne Italian army.
C . r . t l
dition, and Angela is left to take up
the life of a ' governess. Then she
receives word he has been killed by
the" Arabs. Stunned by the blow,
Angela is driven frantic, and in, . or
der to find some peace of mind and
a definite place in life, she takes the
vows as a nun. "
Shortly after, this Giovanni, who has
merely been held prisoner by Arabs,
escapes and returns to'; Rome. How
Sister Angela solves the problem of,
choosing between her great earthly
love and her heavenly vows' supplies
the dramatic situation taht leads up
to the powerful climax.
Miss Gish has never appeared to
better advantage, and her restrained
conception of the difficult role of
Sister Angela stands at the top of
her many famous characterizations
The picture was directed by Henry
Til D. BILLINGS IS
Harmonious Meeting of
County Board of Educa
tion Reelects Present In
cumbent For Two Years.
The county, board of education met
Tuesday and . in what is said to have,
been a very harmonious meeting .re-'
elected'. M. D. Billings 'as' superinten
dent of schools for another term of
two years. Mr. Billings has held this
office for 22 years and ''during tint
time has brought the county school
system from . a very low to a very
high state of efficiency. In 19U7.vhen
Mr. .Billings, assumed, charge the value
of school property in the county was
$17,220 Now it is $211,030. The num
ber of school houses were 62 in 1907
and 57 at the present time. School
districts in 1027 numbered 63 as
against 57 at present. . This shows-a
tendency, it is said.ytoward consolida
tion and more efficiency The aver
age term 22 years ago was 75 days.
Now this average is 132-davs. The
school census, when Mr. Billings as
sumed office ' was 4,095 as against
4807 now. Judging from this the
population of the county 22 years ago.
was very little less than at present.
The friends of Mr. ..Billings point with
pride to the difference in .enrollment
22 years ago and now. At that time
only 2982 pupils were enrolled. Now
the enrollment is 4048. Average daily
attendance 22 years ago Was 1786 as
compared to the present of 3191. The
percentage of attendance in 1907 was
60 as against 79 at present. Number
of teachers 59 and at present 114.
In 1907 the eighth grade was the
highest in the ,. county and had only
21 enrolled in that grade. Now th
hiTh school has eleven grades with
337 enrolled in the high school of the
Twenty-two years, ago no qualifica
tions were reqquired of teachers ex
cepting a first second jr third gr.ide
certificate. Now all teachers in; the
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Judge McElroy of Marshall
is Presiding and Solicitor
Davis; of Waynesville is
Prosecuting For the State.
The April term of the superior court
opened here Monday with Judge P.
A McElroy of Marshall on the bench
and Solicitor Davis of Waynesville in
charge of prosecution of state cases,
Judge McElroy's charge to the grand
jury was listened to with much at
tention and was considered one of the
best charges heard here in many
terms of court. After the charge the
court quickly got down to business
and disposed of many cases during
the first-day. Most of these cases
involved liquor and most of the de
fendants entered pleas ot guilty. In
the liquor cases the fine was general
ly $25 and cost though the judge im
posed fines of $50 and cost in some
cases. The solicitor is apparently dis
posing of the minor cases in order to
clear the docket as quickly as possible
for more important cases that will
come before juries during the term of
two weeks which the court is sched
uled to run. Among the more impojr
tant cases is that of Allen Dills and
his wife, Ida Dills, charged with the
death of Dave Waldroop more than
a year . ago. Vernon Stockton and
Cecil McClure,. two boys 17 or 18
years of age, are also to be tried on
charges' of criminal assaults - The- case
-f n.oj; ru:.- ...u:t. i i .
nonpd fnr pvpril, rnnrfc
V xam. UHVCl WilIV.ll litis. UCCU-ilUSlr
a deadly weapon when Cecil Holt was
shot in the thigh on the Georgia
road. It . is understood, that the so
licitor changed the charge to an af
fray that also involves Cecil Holt and
Among the civil cases on the docket
Is that of W. L. McCoy who is fight
ing a judgment of $12,000 awarded in
a seduction case.
At the Macon theatre last Saturday
afternoon there was placed upon the
screen a moving picture of the for
ests and game and fish of the state.
This picture was taken in this state
and showed the results of forest fires
on both the timber and game. With
out cover in, the form of timber game
can not exist. Conservation of the
forest also protects the stream so
that fish may live. W. K. Beichler,
district forester and j J. Mann, coun
ty game and fish warden, were both
present. The theatre made no charges
for showing the picture and many
thus attended the free show and de
rived much benefit from jt. Both
Mr Beichler and Mr. Mann wish to
thank the management of the theatre
for the kindness in aiding the educa
tional cause of forest conservation.
Olive Hill News
Mr J ames Willis and Mr. Jack
Fr'ady went back to their jobs Mon
. Miss Geneva Tallent and little sis
ter ' Willacrcc, were visiting 'their
aunt. Mrs 'Maggie Guyer, Sunday
Mrs. Annie Willis spent the day
Saturday with Mrs. Mary Roper.
Mjss I'allie Ash was visiting . M--'
Myrtle Dewecse Saturday nkrht. "
Mr. Earnest Roper and family v:- ::
visit hrcr- friends' on Oak Dale Sati'n'u.y
Miss Mary Tallent made a Iv.v.-!.-hess
tri' to Franklin Monday.
' Mr. Denver Morgan win .visit::-'
Mrs. Fred Willis Friday nvj-'l.
Mrs, -Eista Ifuse spent Sim da"
her father and mother, Mr. and .Mr;
Joe Dcwcesc. ,.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Tallent and -!'!-dren.
"Gladys and Marshall; were visit
ing Mr anl Mrs. Jess Tallent .S::.t':
dav and Sunday
Mrs. Mageic ' Guyer was visiting
Mrs. Aaron Tallent 'Sturdav.
"Mr. and Arrs. Sam Sweatrnnn we-
visitors at Mr. Dock Barnard's ho:n
Mr. Tiugene Tallent was .visiting
Mr. Jack Frady Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Fannie" Tallent and children
were1, visiting Miss Mary Tallent's
home last Sunday night.
Mr.'jim Guyer and family went to
the chicken sale Monday.
Miss Lirzie Tallent vv?s visiting
Mi's, Jack Frady Sunday afternoon.
county before being employed rriust
have had four years of high school
and 12 weeks of summer school or its
equivalent '. -
E. H. Franks Passes id
Great Beyond Was a
Prominent Citizen a n-0
Took Leading Part o
2. ' ;
E. H. Franks 82, one of Franaldi&
most respected and most higly
honored citizens, passed to his rewari
at his home here early this mornie
The deceased had been in bad hca!3i
for a number of months, and while ius
death was not unexpected, still 4t
came as a shock to hundreds tflf
friends and admirers.
JBorn in Macon county 82 years
ago at Holly Springs, he had been
resident of the county since that time
He was married twice, tfije-first
to Miss Ruth Wilson , of Glennvi2e
and the second time to Miss EleMM
Rich . of Waynesville. To- the firs
union were born three children "none
of whom survive. Six children sur
vive the second union. They are:
Miss Minnie A. Powers of Miami
Mrs. Mack Higdon of Conrey, Alber
ta, Canada Mrs: George ' Murray $t
Whitla, Alberta, Canada, S. L. Frantic,
postmaster at Franklin, J. D. mal
Mack Franks, both of Franklin. Six
teen grandchildren and four great
grandchildren also survive. The,de
ceased also has two living sisters -w
Macon county, Mrs. J. S. 'Henry of
Holly Springs and Mrs. P. C. Wild
of Burningtown.-U :
; For 70 years Ihe late Mr. Frank ,
was a member of the Baptist church
years, having j been the chief mover
in building the local Baptist churdi
and also another that was burntfl
some years ago'at Franklin. The ie-'
ceased was U. Si ".Commissioner fst
24 -years, land entry taker for -O
years, a leading merchant of Franllla
for 45 years and a director of 12k
Bank of Franklin since its or ganiz
tion. He was also chairman of se
county board of eommisisoners 1r
a number of years. . , .
The remains will ' be -interred wui
Masonic honors at i the local cemetetjr
Thursday at 3 o'clock in the after
noon. Dr. W. M Lee, pastor of the
local Baptist church, will preach ihe
IN THE FIELD
Patton Heads Two, Carpen
ter the Other Severe!
Candidates for Aldermra
on Two Tickets. '
That much interest is being mani
fested in the race for aldermen zaA
mayor is indicated here by the fact
that there are three tickets in the
field. Mayor George Patton heads
two of the tickets while Magistrate
George Carpenter heads the other
John Henry, Ras Pcnland, . T.: W.
Angel, Jess Conlcy and John M.
Moore are also on two. tickets. The
ticket nominated at the mass meeting
is as follows: Gtorgc Patton, mayor,
and the following named candidates
for ri I de-man: TT. W. Cabc, Mark
Dowdle.. Has , Pcnland, Jess Conley,
lo!:n llinry r.id John M. Moore.
'nvof Pattoti ')'' . heads another..
Iicket witlij the .''nwing . nuued men
i'i the rare for ' Tinan : V. B. 'Mc
Guife, W. -C. -Cuntiingham Cecil Pen-'
d'.-rf,rr.s, I. V ' '.:';'ca:.ter. T. W. Angel
pnf' W. T. Moo-'e The remaining
ticfee!; -o far. . t ertified consists of ,
George .Carpenter 'for mayor and John
Henrv. fess ('onJov, . R.' Rickman,
Ris T-nlat'('. T. V. Angel and John
r. Mo-e : '--nian. '
Wb' Owns the Dog? .
On last Kriihv, afternoon. Justice
Geo, Carpenter had a very interesting
case to come before his honor. Here
are the farts as we understand them:
Mr Mell Lamb had a fox dog which
disappeared from home and did. not
return. : Finally Mr. Lamb found a ;
dog at Mr. Bculen Dalton's which he
thought was dik but Mr.' Dalton said
"nav , verily." ( Whereupon Mr. Lamb
took out claim and delivered papers t
for the dotr. The case coming on to
be herd and being heard and it ap
pearing to the court that the greater
weight of evidence was favorable to
Mr. Dalton as the owner of the fox
dog. It was therefore ordered and
adjudged by the court that Mr. Dal
ton was the owner of the saul'doR
and was entitled to the possession of
the same from which judgment M r.
Lamb j gave notice of , appeal to t'n:
superior court. '