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r.lcre Than 100 , Percent
Increase in- Less Th
' Three Year atTranklin
r Prospects Bright '.' For
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: That the people ,of Macon and
adjoining counties, both in: North
Carolina and in Georgia, are making
repid progress iri dairying is indicated
by the amount of money paid out
j by the Nantahala Creamery compaiy
of v Franklin during the year which
- ended on May first. During the
1 year mentioned the local creamery
issued for butter fat 13,836 checks
amounting to $71,10779. This money
was dividede among 600 farmers who
sell butter fat to the creamery. Of
,the total amourif mentioned above
the farmers : of Macon - received $39,
109.28, or slightly mora than , half.
Such is the information, given to the
members of. the local Rotary Club,
Wednesday by A. B. Slagle, owner
and .manager of. the creamery.
The creamery here began operations
In" July 1926 and urjng the first year
paid out approximately $35,000 for
butter;; fat. Since that time there
has been a steady increase in the
production of .cream each year until
ow the increase over the first year's
production amounts to more than
100 percent. Due to the diminishing
supply of forest products on privately
owned - lands in ; Macon ": county;, the
farmers, to a great extent each year,
. are! resorting to dairying as ' a source
of steady ' income. Mr.1 Slagle and
others 4 who are familaV with the
situation state that the prospects for
a continued increase in the production
of butetr fat in Western North Caro
Una. are exceedingly bright; ,
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It'vSwas; announced 'here i Thurscla
- of last week that Mr. E. P. Clem
mens, - for the past several months
local branch manager of the Jupollo
Public Service company, has resigned
his position to accept another with
the '.Georgia Marble, company of Tate,
Ga. During ther stay here both Mr,
and . Mrs. Clemmens have made many
friends who regret to see them leave.
Mr.; E. S. Hunnicutt. of Franklin
succeeds Mr. Clemmens as manager
- of the company here. Mr. Hunnicutt
has 'had wide experience in the busi-
ness world. The people of Franklin
have . received the announcement of
his appointment as branch manager
with' a, great deal of pleasure. v
COUNTY SELLS BONDS
The county has received $100,000
,-'6n the" sale of bonds authorized by
the '-last general assembly? This
money ;wiH be used to pay off short
term notes made" by the former board,
stated ''(Mr., J. p.Harrison, county
manager. In factone note for; $50,
000 has 51 already been paid. Another
' x for $40,000 due" Bray Brothers of
Greensbpro is in dispute. .Mr. Ifarri
spn, states that the former board
paid Bray Brothers $1900 presumably
in connection with the renewal of
' notes Mr.; Harrison', contends that
this firm is entitled -only to the
interest. It is saM that the county
will make every effort to have the
$1900 refunded. ,
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Ladies' Societies Meet
Thursday May . the . 15th . tht Ladies
of the Missionary Society of Bethel
and Ladies 'Aid Society, of Iotla, met
in a joint meeting at ' the parsonage
on Bonny Crest for the purpose of
' making window curtains . for; the par
sonage.: Those present from the Bethel Mis
. sionary Society were: Mrs. Sparr,
Mrs. Tom Sanders, Mrs. Will Downs,
Mrs.' Ed.: Horn Mrs. Charlie Cabe,
Miss 'S Hatie Lee Cabe, Mrs. John
J3 ry son v and . grand-daughters. '
Those present from the 'Iotla Ladies
; . Aid Society were: Mrs! Josephine
Poindexter, .Mrs. R. ' L. Poindexter,
Mrs. Jim .Myers, Mrs. Leon Sloan,
- Miss Irene Sloan, Mrs. Dock Jacobs,
Mrs. Albert Ramsey, Mrs. Lawrence
Ramsey, Mrs. Lee Tallent and: daugh-
:' -ter. '; ' .: , .
- Mr. R. L. Poindexter and Mr. Leon
Sloan assisted Rev. Freeman in putt;
. ing up the rods for the curtains.
- ' A delightful lunch was served to
" twenty-three by Mrs. Freeman, hos
' css. ' The ladies of, -the societies
' have i had the parsonage painted in-
side, and I the men the outside, al-o
' one bed and dresser, have been added
to the- furnishings of the parsonage.
An unusual enjoyable day was spent
through the hospitality' of Rev. and
. Mrs. Freeman. We hope by another
ycar, we' will have another meeting
to , this une.
Boy Scout Who Will Explore Smokies
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This is "Billy" Greet, .16 years old Eagle Scout of 'Asheville, who has tfeen
selected as the best qualified Boy Scout in Western North Carolina and
will accompany the Great . Smoky Mountains Exploration Expedition in June,
Col. Wads H Harris, Editor
of Charlotte Observer,
Coming to Macon Coun
ty's Centennial. '
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' Col.-Wade H. Harris, editor of thfi
Charlotte Observer, has" announced
his intention to be present at the
centennial i of Macon county on June
15th. An acceptance of the invitation
extended to him by the committee
was received here last Saturday. In"
his acceptance letter Col. Harris
states that he iV looking forward to
the centennial t "as an i occasion that
will give me opportunity to say
something more for that delightful
section of the State." The Colonel
is constantly complimenting- Western
North Carolina in the editorial col
umns ? of " his ' paper."".' '", Commenting
upon the" acceptance of" CoV Harris
to attend the centennial a prominent
citizen of Franklin made the remark
that ' the Colppel is doing, more to
advertise Western I, North'.; Carolina
than any other, man in the state. '
Deaf Sheep Grower: . ;
Th cooperative ',- wool sle will be
held Friday morning, May 24 at
Franklin Depot BE THERE BE
FORE 12 O'CLOCK.
; Clean wool, free from burs and
manure tags will bring 40c lb and
wool . containing burrs and manure
tags : will be from 2c to 5c loss de
pending on the amount it contains.
There will be 4c per poifnd deducted
to cover . expense of getting it to
Sylva and packing it in wool bags.
It vwill be weighed and graded there
then I will mail your check to you.
I will do the weighing and check on
We wrote 29 of the largest wool
buyers in the' United States and 40c
was the highest 'bid so" I feel sure
we are getting the top market price
at this time. Macon, Swain and
Jackson counties are selling in this
scale and the three will have about
18.000 pounds. . .
I am counting on you being here
before 12 o'clock Fr day with -your
wool . for with , real ,good cooperation
this year will help us to get better
prices in the future years.
F. S. -SLOAN, County. Agent.
Will Rebuild Club House
According to an announcement
made here recently by H. G. Robert
son, attprriey for the owners of the
Highlands golf course, the golf course
club ho'use burned at Highlands
recently '.will be rebuilt at once. It
is, understood 'that the same- plans
will be used with the exception of a
few sliiht changes.
The, ;Western North Carolina Boy
Scout .organisation has selected" "Billy?
Greet: 16 years old Eacle Scout of
Asheville, to accompany the Great
smokies Exploration Expedition in
June. Charles Fisher, -17 years old
h-agle bcout of - Uiltmore, was chosen
first alternate and ' Fred Miller. 16
years foId Life Scout ' of Brevard,
second alternate. The alternates
will hold themselves in 1 readiness to
j6in the expedition in case th boy
ahead of them is prevented , from
going at the last minute.
The judges in the final elimination
declared they had never seen 1 finer
boys than the ten Scouts from whom
the winners were chosen. ' They said
any one of the t,en eould have ac
companied the expedition with credit
to himself and the Boy Scout orgam
Fisher was awarded a gold medal
for wirining second place and Miller
a silver medal for third place. The
awards were presented by The Ashe
ville Times, sponsor of the expedition.
Te other seven iboyswere' awarded
bronze medals for winning , out in
the district contests. Those who
gdt . bronze medals were : Robert
Louis Bolton, Jr., Hendersonville ;
Frank Askey, Sylva ; Harry Eugene
Whisenhunt, Whittier; James Weaver
Kiflcpatriek, Canton; Frank Watson,
Barnsville ; John Acee, Asheville ; and
Melvin Williams, West Asheville, 1
Mrs. Potts, 67,
Talcen By Death
Highlands, May 16. Mrs. W. T.
Potts, 67 years old, died at her home
here Wednesday afternoon at 1
o'clbck, after a long illness. She re
cently had undergone an . operation.
Mrs. Potts, wife of Rev. W. T.
Potts, pastor of the Highlands Bap
tist church, had lived in Macon
county all her life. She bad long
been a leader iri the work 6f the
Baptist church, and had a wide
circle of friends, both in and out
of her church.
She is survived by her husband,
one daughter, Mrs. ' Guy -' Paul, of
Highlands: and six sons, J. E., S. H.,
C. C, W. R. S. E.. and A. B. Potts.
The funeral services were to be
held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock
'at .the Baptist church here, with
interment' following in tire Highlands
cemetery. Asheville Times.
Open Law Offices
Attorney ' McKinley Edwards of
Bryson City has opened a law office
in' the McCoy building at Franklin.
Mr. Edwards gets quite., a bit of
practice in Macori county and pvi
dently found he needed a - law office
here. ' . '., -'
W. L. McCoy 't has also' opened a
law offfTice in his building. He is
also handling real estate. , ' .' '
IS A SUCCESS
Miss MattL Angel,. Music
T e a c h e r, Recipient of
Little Boys and Girls
Make Fine Showing.
At the annual piano recital at the
school auditorium last Friday night
the little boys x and girls who are
studying music under Miss Mattie
Angel made a favorable impression
before a large audience who turned
out for the occasion. At the close
of the recital. Miss Mattie Angel,
music teacher, was the recipient of
many congratulations on the progress
made v during the year. Without
exception all the little boys and
girls performed exceptionally well.
'Musicians who were present ' at the
recital were profuse in their com
plimentary remarks about the success
of the musical department of the
School. ; :
The following named students took
part of the exercises: Betty Rogers,
Chloebelle Blecklev. Charles Hunni
cutt, Dixie Nell' Hurson, RobbieGay
Mock, Mildred Harris. Chloebell
Moore, Mae Freeman, Lois Henry,
Hugh' Johnston, Floyd Wyman, Vir
ginia Slagle, , .Grace Conley, Betty
Leach Roseland Bulgin, Elizabeth
Dpwdle and Margaret Franks.
Bryson. City Wins
The tournament season of , the
Franklin Golf Club opened last Sat
urday with a bout between Sylva,
Bryson City and Franklin. . At the
nd of two rounds Mr. Grady .Dough
ton of Bryson City, and. Mr. S. H.
Lyle. Jr., of Franklin tied for ja low
score.: After playing off the tie, Mr,
Doughton came out low man Bryson
City thereby winning the tournament.
Another tournament between Neigh
boring' towns, will be announced soon.
The Club is planning to have
ladies' tournament also, between
Franklin and other towns a little
later in the -season.
On next Tuesday and Wednesday,
May 28 and 29 at 2:00 P. M., the
qualification will be played to select
Franklin s nine; lowest men to com
promise the Golf team.
Thursday afternoon, May 23, at
3 :00 P. M., the ; first Scotch Ball
'Tournament will be put on, and there
will be one on each Thursday after
noon until October 1st.
A prize will be given to the lady
making the lowest, score at each
tournament, and at the end of the
season prizes will be awarded the
lady and the gentleman holding the
lowest average for- the entire season
The Governor regrets that previous
engagements have taken all of his
time! and he' cannot attend our cele
bration. v The continued rains have prevented
any more planting on the bus route,
or other civic improvements.
The following are asked to serve
on June 15th: To procure hams; Mrs.
T. M. Slagle, Mrs. Carl -Slagle, Mrs.
Gus Setser, Mrs. Moody; Bread and
cake, Mrs. Lyman Higdon, Mrs.
Byrne and Mrs. Moody; Coffee and
lemonade, Mrs. Zeke Byrd, Miss Nora
Leach; Spoons, cups, etc.; Mrs. Bert
Slagle, Mrs. Will Cunnigham; Stand
ers booths, etc.; Mrs.- S. L. Rogers,
Mrs. F. L. Siler. To assist Mrs. T.
J. Johnston: Mrs. C. C. Cunningham,
Mrs. George Slagle, Miss Rankin.
The ' chapter was v glad to welcome
Mrs. Byrne as a new member. of the
Crunkleion Bests Stewart
Last week The . Press carried a
stofy'to the effect that Will Stewart
had seen an apple tree blown down
by the wind and then placed in its
original position by the same agency.
And now comes Tom Crunkleton of
Highlands who coes Will, one better,
in fact several better. . According to.
a story brought to Franklin by John)
W. Edwards Mr. Crunkleton claims j
to have seen a . whole orcherd blown J
down and then blown upright again.
Mr. Crunkleton failed to state wheth-;
er this cultivatioij resulted in the
production of.' better fruit. ,
1 22 Additional Members
The revival tint closed at the local
Methodist church last week resulted
in an increase of 22 members. De
spite the inclement weather at times
the attendance was , large. The
audiences enjoyed the fine sermons.
Dr. H. T. Hunter of Culla-
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Dr. H. B. Trimble of Ashs
ville Will Preach Senaca
to Graduating Class.
The crduatinc pvpricpe rf ttU
Macon COUntv hitrh sphnot U7f1l fair
place here Thursday and Friday;
nignis or tnis- week. Un Thursday,
night the commencement sermon will
be preached hy Dr. H. B. Trimble,
pastor of the Central Methodist
Church of Asheville. On Friday
night Dr. H. T. Hunter, president of
the Western Carolina TparVi pre fVJ
lege at Cullowhee, will "deliver th'
aaaress to the graduating class. Ap
proximately, 30 seniors will receive
diplomas at the hands of Prof f: 1.
Houk. Durinfir the oresent var
there were enrolled in the local high
school 335 pupils. This enrollment
iS believpd tO hp nnp nf till lorn-net
if not the largest among the high
scnoois or western .North Carolina,
. invites rublic
The gr'aduatihg rclass of the Angel
Brothers' Nursine r School will hold
commencement exercises at the Bap
tist church at 8 o'clock on May 31.
The class extends a cordial invitation
to the public to attend the exercise.
Several , members of the local Ba- ;
tist church are attending this school
Mrs, W. G. Wilkie is chairman of
the committee to decorate the church
for the occasion. The welcome aifc v
dress will be made by Miss Elizabeth'
Kelley after which will come a song
by the girls of the church. Dr. V.
M, Lee will deliver the commencement
sermon and Dr. Furman Angel wvl
present the diplomas.. Rev. R. V
Mock, - pastor of 'the local -Methodist
church,- will then pronounce the beat
Mrs. W. T. Potts of Hlghlandj
died at her home here on Wednes
day, May 15. At the funeral, which
was held Thursday the Baptist
church was crowded to the limit with
friends , who gathered to ' pay their
last respects to an honored citizen
of the town,
Among the new arrivals in High
lands this week is Mr. Bob King of
Anderson, S. C, owner of King's Inn;
Miss Rebecca S. Harris, Havana;
Cuba, Mr. Antonio ; Bas, Asheville
and Havana, and Mr. Douglas of Fla, .
Wee,k ends in Carolina's highest
summer ; resort are beginning to find
many visitors from sister states. Clera
son College was represented strongjjj
this week end with about thirty in
the party. Several other, tourist!
were in Highlands fos the week end
From all indications .this: season will
be a very prosperous one.
A few of the ydung people of
Highlands enjoyed Y camping and
fishing trip at Clihe's Lakes Satur .
day and Sunday. The party included -Dr.
and Mrs, E. R. Gilbert, Mr. and
Mrs. T. N. Hall. Ir.. Missps Caroliiie
Hall, Eloise and Elizabeth Rice, Ethel
Calloway. Louise Edwards, Helen Holt,
Messrs Antonio Bas, Harry Holt,
Jack Hall, T. .L. Tolar, Albert Wiley
and Henry Wright. V
Several public dances have been
given lately, having a large attend
ance. - Highlands Inn has ea the
scene of most of these dances.
Flowers of unusual beauty were
seen at the Highlands Tea Room onj
Saturday, Sunday and Monday.,
Among them were the rare yellow
lady-slipper, which belongs ' to the
orchid family, and another rare
flower, the red trillium.
Prisoners Cost Too Much
; According to an announcement made
here, last Friday all Macon county
prisoners will be kept in. the Swain
county jail. It is said that the
entire charge for keeping the prison
ers there will be 90 cents each per
day. The charge at " the Macon
county jail was only 75 cents per
day for. board, but turnkey costs,
fuel, water and lights ran, the cost
up to an 'excessive figure states J.
O. 'Harrison, .chairman', of the board,
Planning Country Lines
',). H. 'Smith, district manager tfk
The Jupollo-Public" -Service company,
spent last Friday in Franklin; ',. While
here he stated that his company 'is
flow at ' work on plans by which
it will be feasible to build' power
and light lines into rural, section-;
of Macon- county, i It is understool
that these plans will, be ready, in t!
near future. - - "- !- "' "