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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE" 20, 1929.
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FOUR TilOUSffl PEOPLE EE TO
PMtSAl ffi MACflirS FETE
County Celebrates One ! Hundredth Birthday in Regal
StyleFloats Win Praises of Judges and OthersOld
Veterans on Platform.
What was undoubtedly the greatest
celebration in the ; history of the
county took place last Saturday when
thousands of people flocked here to
see and to participate in Macon coun
ty's centennial. This celebration was
held under the auspices of the
county's newest organization, 'the local
chapter of the Uf D. C. Mrs. F.
L. Siler headed the committee. Plans
were well -arranged and the entire
ori-oxr rit cralci PVPtltS naKSed offf Wlth-
out confusion. The exercises opened
.with a parade of floats. Ras and
Ralph Penland mounted on beautiful
horses acted as ield marshals. Head
ing the parade they cleared the
streets of pedestrians and prevented
any, delay in the movement of the
floats. . '
-The Sunday Asheville Citizen car
ried pictures of the parade, speakers
and other scenes of interest including
one of highway No. 28 where it passes
through -the Cullasaja gorge. The
Citizen 'also gave the ' following ac
count of the centennial celebration.
The parade Saturday was most
interesting to those acquainted with
h hietorv of Macon. Of unusual
interest , was the pioneer float, drawn
by oxen, and carrying laaies aresseu
in the garments of the long agoi
implements including a spinning wheel
' The dresses, some of them nearly
100 years old, offered a great contrast
Ka modern ones worn 'bv the
young ladies who witnessed the parade
irom -.-wie , .;?hi?Ws . , f, t. : vvm
Franklin's principal streets. -
. Vr'tir announced following the pa
rade, went to the following: -pioneer
float, second prize ; and j J; A. Porter
and company , iioai, jmru ic. :
T nSrtiiopr float were a num
ber of the most prominent women of
Macon: Mrs. oainc, vuiy6"",
Cunningham," Mrs. Kope Elfas,;Mrs.
A. S. Bryson, Miss Freida Siler. Mrs.
Thomas Johnston Jr., and Miss Nora
, T ittle Misis Marearet Byrd
and Master Edwin Cunningham , were
also on the float dressed in appro
. Muck Interest
Much interest was shown in other
floats in the parade. Amusement was
afforded by Tom t Porter dressed as a
j.imim . on'H riflincr'a mule labeled "The
. Spirit of St. Vitus." Mr. Porter came
from the Maxwell scnooi ior uuys,
near Franklm. The school was rep
resented by a regular float also..
The Forest Service float was of in
terest. pn it was displayed the fol
"One hundred years ago Macon
.nfv wrae an nnhroken forest. . To
day the United States Forest Service
is trying to protect the remnants of
frrcto o that 100 vears from
now Macon county will still have
timber and pure water. -tv,
W M Ritter Lumber-corn
ftonv'c float .was a small house on
wheels, made1 of lumber from the
The Nantahala: Creamery's float was
beautifully decorated and exhibited the
products of the creamery.
rwir pntrJps in the parade in
eluded: Miss Katherine Franks, on
horseback; County Forester and uame
Warden J. J. Mann; a buggy filled
fmir hov and cirls who merely
called themselves "county hicks ;J.
A. Porter and company s tioat, tinea
with "darkies" who. constantly sang
nA familiar -sones. .Willard ..Pender-
grass, small son of Cecil Pendergrass,
SHU mice uiuh v" "
vehicle drawn by a pony, Mrs. Henry
"Slagle on horseback, attired in an
old-fashioned black dress and riding
side-saddle, Ralph and Ras Penland,
who assisted the parade marshal, Al
vah Pearce, who conducted the event
in a most able manner, the Joines
Motor and Tractor company, Inc.,
float, which was a nicely decorated
automobile filled with pretty girls
three cars filled with Confederate
rveterans, and others. .
Following the parade, the crowd
assembled in thd public square m
front of the court house and listened
to several short addresses. Judge T.
J. Johnston presided an dintroduced
the speakers, Mrs. E. L. McKee, of
Sylva, James G. Stikeleather and
Don Elias of Asheville.
- Judge Johnston, in his introduc
tory remarks, . said that the occasion
was not onlv to celebrate the 100th
birthday and . anniversary of Macon
county but also to pay honor to the
soldiers who wore the '. Confederate
ftfay. He praised the local chapter of
active civic organization in Franklin.
The speaker also expressed, his pleas
ure over,so many people being pres
ent on such a happy and worth while
Mrt. McKee Speaks
rTiiHtr Tohnston nresented ' Mrs. E.
L. McKee, who spoke as president of
the state division ot tne- unuea
IDaughters of the Confederacy. She
naiH a hpaiitifnl tribute to the LXn-
M. . " -
Hrate veterans and characterized
the celebration as notable event m
the history of Macon county and of
No countv in North 1 Carolina. Mrs.
McKee said, is richer in history than
Marnn. wh ich is basinc its progress
on the true . foundation of the long
and honorable record.
"TWre is pvervthiner to clorv in
and not a single thine to be ashamed
of in the history of the South."
the speaker declared
J. O. 1 Mikeleather in nis aaaress
rlerlared i there is no COUntV in North
Carolina closer to himself than Ma
con. As a loyal Southerner, he said,
he wished to pay his triDute to tne
men in trrav who sat UPOn the
speaker's platform. He declared he
was proud to fraternize in this "splen-
did, memorial to your spiendiq worm.
Mr Stikeleather said Southern peo
ple have been remiss in the erection
of monuments to partiots. tie point
ed put that other .sections of -the
oiinrv In the nast -have foueht -with
a sword in one hand and a pen. in
; Preises- Beaatie V
TKe sneaker also Praised the beau
ties. Af the..: hew' .scenic hiehwav ? to
highlands, declaring, that; m his opin
ion it qff ers more pisturesque . scen
ery than any other rote East of the
Mississippi river. c - cji.vcaatv i
firtne that the new . route will aid in
bringing progress and prosperity to
Macon county. ; ; .
Itinn PHoa was the next sneaker.
His mother, Mrs. Kope Elias, dressed'
; tiie oM.faishioned earment she
wore while riding in the pioneer
float during the parade, sat upon tne
platform and listened to ner sons
cnpeMi ami heard 'him relate many
interesting stories ! about his boy
hood days in frranklin and Macon
rmntv Tt is also interesting to note
in this ronnertion that Tudee' John-
ston the chairman ot tne occasion,
was Mr. Elias' school teacher.
Mr. Elias said that most every
man has an abiding and deep love
for his native land. He further said:
"Macon county is my own country.
I live in Buncombe county, but my
tinms alwavs h in Macon countv.
Ilvl lv w
Today I am back home, the land of
my fathers, a land endeared to me
by recollections of a happy child
hood. . ' .
"Today we celebrate something
more significant than the fact that
Macon county is 100 years old. We
celebrate the courage and . honesty of
her people, which have made ; the
county's history one of which its
tiiMrn mav well he proud. The
people of Macon come of sturdy
"Uncle" Johnny Crawford, of Hayes
yille, ,99-vear-old , native of Macon
county who was scheduled to attend
the celeWtioh was prevented 1 from
doing so." ' ,
In the afternoon a number oi
cars made the trip to Highlands over
highway No. 28. Tames G. Stike
leather, John C. Walker, Don Elias
and Henry Robertson, J. A. Porter
nA others were the CliestS of the
Mayor of Highlands at a fish fry
served at King's Inn. The road between-the
two towns was in excellent
condition ronsiderine that the work
of grading ;is not yet complete.
While neither Mr. Mikeieatner nor
Mr. Walker would make any definite
announcement as to when this high
Way will be hardsurfaced, it is esti
mated that this work may begin
within 1 months or two years.
In addition to the prizes announced
by the Citizen the surrey driven by
ohn Rogers and occupied by Miss
.ouellen Davis, Chas. Davis and Miss
Iviby Wright won fourth prize. The
loat entered by the forest service
was-the occasion of much favorable
comment. This ' float was driven by
Ranger Byrd. J. J. "Mann, county
fire and game warden, drove a team
of mules hitched to a wagon made
by hand in 1868. The wagon con
tained .burned trees and green shrub
bery and depicted the ravages of
The sandwich stands were liberally
patronized. All in all the day was
one never to be forgotten. One
hundred years from now the desccn-
IM9 JUIf 9TH.
Two Hundred and Five
Members of Pioneer Fam-,
ily Gather at Home of
Mr. and Mrs. Lon Camp
bell At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lon
Campbell near the city limits on the
Bryson City road the Gibson family
held it second reunion on June 9.
Mr. Campbell states that this reunion
will be an annual affair hereafter.
More than two hundred members of
the family and their friends attended
the reunion." Dinner was served in
the pine grove near the Campbell
residence. It is said , that never be
fore have so manv pood thintrs lo
- j o o-
eat neen assembled at onenlare .
Many ot the iamily connections'
came from distant places to take
part in the reunion. Amoner these
were Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Smiley,
Jt. C bmiley, Mrs. Anna Davis, Air.
and Mrs. E. C. Gibson and Mrs. Vin
nie Carter and . dauehter. Miss Eve
line, air of Bryson City. Robert
Carter, Mr. and Mrs. W. rl. bllis,
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Carter, Mrs.
Marcraret Carter. Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Carter and "children, all of Anderson,
b. C Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lardon
of Dillsboro. J. P. Gibson of Bryson
City. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Childers
and children of S. C. Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Holbrooke of Asheville, and
Sam Grant of Gastonia.
The reunion was held on Aunt
Betsy Grant's 89th birthday. She
was the oldest ; person attending the
Little pilly : -Jncil.,,:
three and a halt years ot age and son
of Mr. and ; Mrs'. . Lewis1 Aneel of
Haines City, Fla.i was laid to rest
in the . new cemetery here Monday
ttiiciiiuuu at iuui u uuva. ivtv. . xv
F. Mock, nastor of the local Metho
dist church, conducted a" simple though
impressive tuneral ceremony. 1 he
child was ill only three days and
nassed to the hevond Saturday. In
addition to the parents the deceased
child i survived by a sister, six
years of age. Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Reynolds of Albany, Georgia, grand
parents of the ' litte boy, their
daughter, Mrs. J. M. Patterson, Jr.,
and J. W. Reynolds, Jr., attended
A larce niimher of cars made UP
the funeral procession' while I the
floral offerings were many and beau
tiful. . .
WORK STARTS ON
W AYAH ROAD
'Grady Siler, in charge, of the road
work on the Nantahala forest, has
begun work with a drag line and
crew on the Wayah road between
Kiser's . store and the Slagle home at
the foot of Wayah Bald. Forestry
officials announce that this section of
about four miles will be graveled
and made an all-weather road. The
work will probably be finished in
the earlv fall. The erravel for the
road will be obtained near the home
of Jesse Slagle' on Wayah Creek.
To Coast and
Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Roerers and
Mrs. W. T. Moore have returned
from the Shnners Convention at
Los Angeles. They left Charlotte
Mav 29 and went over the Southern
and the . Southern Pacific to Los
Angeles, stopping off , at the Grand
Canyon and Juares, Mexico, and sev
eral other . nfares.' From the South
ern California city the pirty went up
it-- A. i. iv CL Tf
Portland. Vancouver. U. and then
over the Canadian Pacific to Winne-
peg and back through 'Minneapolis
and Chicago, lhey were gone iy
days and report a delightful trip.
HAYES VI LLE YOUNG LADY '
TO WED LUOISBURG MAN
Havesville. Tune 15. Mr. and Mrs
John V. Arrendale of this city have
announced the engagement ot their
daughter, Miss Clyde Ellen Arren
dale. to Mr. Miles Otis Pleasants, of
Louisburg, N. C. The marriage is
scheduled to take place at the home
of the brides parents on July 14.
dants of those present last Saturday
mav hold another celebration. If so.
no doubt they will come in airships
and aeroplanes. Franklin may then
be a city f half a. million.
Congressman Tom Bell of the 9th
Georgia district, Mrs. Bell and , a
party of friends paid a short visit
to Franklin Monday. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Bell have hundreds of friends
in Franklin and Macon county. While
here Mr. Bell made the statement that
this congressional district at the last
election defeated the best congress
man, in the person of Zeb Weaver,
that ever represented the 10th district.
Mr. Bell has been in the House for
mre than 20 years. He was there
when Mr. Weaver first went to Con
gress and is of the opinion that Mr.
Weaver was one of the most efficient
members of the North Carolina del
egation. In speaking of the new farm relief
measure just passed by Congress Mr.
Bell expressed doubts that it will
benefit t9 any considerable extent the
farmers of this section.
Tuesday afternoon Mr. Goodman,
the district agent, and Mr. Shay the
Swine extension specialist,, arrived
for a two day stay with the , agent
to assist in giving information about
profitable pork production and start
ing and conducting some swine pro
duction demonstrations, in spue oi
the good weather the farmers showed
their interest in pork' production by
coming out to the meetings. We
had a very interesting and successiui
meeting at West's Mill, at Mr. John
Fercnison's on Kabbit ureeK ana at
Mr. Will Parrish's far mat Otto.
Several of the farmers who attended
these meetings nlan to run a demon-
etrotinn co thev will know iust what
0t.ftebtVa WW wmm-m,j w,
it costs them to produce pork. Some
of them will not start until next
fall but others intend to start now.
Xr Froriison has twelve he intends
to put on . the September market and
will start keeping records on them
-Mrs; Tmar1 entertained
nnmher , of little folks on iThursday
afternoon, June 6th with a birthday
party, honoring her little daughter,
Jena' V. who was six, years ot age.
Thi little follf s nlaved . eames until
3 o'clock then hey were called into
fh Himncr room. ine tapie . was
beautifully decorated with roses and a
Wttr Kirthdav rake, with six burning
candles. The" children gathered around
the table. Then nay wood rrazier
gave thanks. Mrs. Frazier served
ttiAm with rake, neaches and lemonade.
The children enjoyed themselves very
much. 'fr :
Pictures were taken of all the
children present. Those present were :
Mary Jane, Modith, Imogene, Francis,
and Alberta Ureene, josepnine wai
droop, Francis ... Mashburn, Lassie
Jones, Jena V. Frizier, J. D. and
Johnny Reece, Ellis Greene, Jr., Wiley
Ureene, ClayDorne ration, naywwu
B. Y. P. U. STUDY COURSE
WAS GREAT SUCCtas
TUo n, V P II. Studv course
which was held at the Franklin
Baptist church the past week . was
a great success. About 35 passed the
ovominM tinna Slindav nitrht. The di-
plomas will be given in about a
The course was given by Mr. ua
VTaclihnrn and Miss Rubv Wright
of Andrews, N. C. These B. Y. P,
U. workers were loved Dy an yno
knew them. Everyone who heard the
cniAndid talks hv Mr. Mashburn has
a great interest in B. Y. P. U. work
and t is believed that more worn
will be done as a result of the past
urL- than hasi ever been done before.
We hope it will be possible to have
them back with us sometime.
CARRIE LEE PANNELL, Cor
ENTERTAINED B Y. P. U.
The Senior B. Y. P. U. of the
Franklin Baptist church was enter
tained at the home of Mrs. W. G.
Wilkie last Friday night. Many of
the parents as well as young folks
were there. Everyone reported a
nice time. We urge that all the young
folks of B. Y. P. U. age visit our
union and see just what we are doing:
Mr. Lee Crawford announces that
the annual Crawford reunion will
take place this year at Topton on
Sunday, July 14th. At first some con
sideration was given to holding the
reunion on Christmas day at the
home of Uncle. On that date Mr.
Crawford will be 100 years old. .
Miss Omah Hazel Thomas and
Mr. William Taylor Wright married
at Highlands on Saturday, the 8th
of June nineteen hundred and twenty-nine.
Fred Blaine and Newtcn
Cunningham Seriously In
jured When Car Goes
into Railroad Cut Near
Early Mashburn is dead and Fred '
Blaine and Newton Cunningham are
seriously injured as a result of an
automobile wreck that occurred about
10:00 o'clock Monday night on the
Georgia road a short distance north
of the State line. The three, are
said to have been going in the di
rection of Georgia. While rounding
the last curve before reaching . the
state line the car left the road and
ran for a hundred vards alone the
fill and finally plunged through the
woods and over the railroad cut, at
sheer drop of forty feet, and landed
on the cross ties.- The car, was
complete wreck. About davlieht Tues
day morning Blaine made his way
to the home of bam Corn who noti
fied the sheriff's office. Sheriff In
gram immediately proceeded to the
scene and found Mashburn dead be
side the completely wrecked car.
Cunningham was still in the machine
Both Blaine and Cunningham were ,
brought to a Ibcal hospital. According
to reports both have a chance tw
recovery. Blaine is a resident ot
Franklin as was also Mashburn.
a former citizen, now . resides ta
Akron, Ohio. The car is said t
belong td Cunningham who is be- ,
lieved to have been driving at t&s
time of the wreck.
Gus Leach and "Alf Higdon re
turned latter part oMastiiWeeltifroca
Blowing Rock where they attended
the ; convention of . the Hardware
Association,, , jpf he , Carolinas. TL?
convention was 'held af May view
Manor, one of the finest hotels ia
the south. K. C. MacMahon who wm
here a year or two ago in charge of
the Onteora Rod and Gun club is
confiecieu in an uu itiai idyaiujr vr-
the hotel. Alf reports that Mr. Mac
Mahon treated the Franklin delegates
with the greatest consideration and
made inquiries about the Franklin
people. Mr. "MacMahon expressed the
intention of visiting Franklin in the
Tax Rates Fixed
The county commissioners have
fixed the general tax rate this year as
follows : Ordinary fund, ;15 ; Pauper
fund, .05; Interest and sinking fund,
.60; General road and bridge fund,
.30; General school fund, .54. This
totals $1.64 as against $1.53 last year
for the same purposes. In this con
nection, however, it must be noted
that the townships hove no road
taxes this year ad at-least one or
two have no special taxes of any
kind. Where the townships have no
special taxes the rate of $1.64 will
cover all taxation. : In : Franklin
township the taxes will be lowered
approximately v 49 cents on the hun
dred dollars. Other townships can .
ascertain whether or not their taxes
arq lowered by adding their roaa
taxes of last year to $1.53 and then
subtracting $1.64 from the total. It
is believed that most townships wU
find their taxes lower this year than
Forestry Officials Here
L. King .assistant fiscal agent, and
L. T. Mahurin from forestry head
quarters at Washington, will be ia
Franklin for approximately two weeks
installing a new cost system for the
Nantahala National Forest, It is un
derstood that the new system is an
experiment and will be first . tried
out in the local forestry office. Shoul 1
it prove satisfactory the system wiJ
be extended to the entire district
and perhaps through all the national
Garden Club Notes
During the past two weeks more
than 500 zinnia plants have been
distributed over town. We still have
more plants for anyone who desires
them. , , , , 5
Two garden club circles . have , been
formed, and two others are to te
formed at once, so that evry woman
in town who is interested may lc
affiliated with one of these circles.
Mr. Sam Artrrl and family of
nhl. Thev alo visited relatives and
friends for -a few days last weck.Mr.
Angel states that the mills in Gastonia
have ; all the help they ' need regard
less of the few who remain on strike.
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