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On Wednesday , rftornjng at Jen
o'lockthe first section of the Junior
English class of Franklin High school
arrived at . , Mrs. . Macon's ; room all
a-flutter with the excitement "of giv
ing a Junior-Faculty mock banquet. It
was1 under the able supervision of
Mrsi acob that thig novel program
had been worked out.
Some of the students came ,pre
pared to give toasts, and others, who
were the would-be faculty . members,
assumed all the dignity the thought
befitted the particular teachers
whom they represented.'
whom they repre
r 1, After all were
Y word of elcbm'
the toast mistt
werea assembled, and the
rcbnVd had been given by
the toast mistress,., Jessie ... Higdon,
Thomas Wilkes delivered an opening
address full of witty remarks that
put everyone in good spirits and made
the . faculty feel at ease. Following
this Kathrvne Ammons crave a well-
worded toast to "Our School." ','
During the course of events numer-
bus toasts were given, chief among
them being the ones given to the
.faculty, Carl Vinjon started with a
toast to the faculty as a whole. Then
Daniel West followed with a toast
to our deserving principal. Mr. Houk
in the person of Roger Sutton re
sponded. ' Grace Fouts toasted Mrs. , Franks
and'Blanche Curtis represented Mrs.
Franks in response.
" , ' Miss Wyatf was toasted by Ruth
Cabe," and Shirley Grady was chosen
to respond on account of her red
Everett Mashburn Jed , Miss
Morgan, the one vm teaches the
girls in -the art of home-making.
Marie Liner gave Miss Morgan's re
sponse, and told how the girls were
so appreciative that they had put a
dead mouse in her chair.
. Clay Compton eulogized Mr. Car;
penter, in the person of John Bul
gin expressed his appreciation and
i' gratitude. . :
The 'ability, of Miss Rentz as a
biology teacher was set forth -by
Lydia Gibson, and iss Sloan's qual
ities of an all-round sport were shown
by Louise Bingham. Ida Lee Hunter
and Helen Cunnineham acted as Miss
Rentz arid Miss Sloan. ' . v
, T Mr. Kesler's virtues as athletic
coach and his aptness as a music
f? pupil were set (ofth by GWrge ,M,
Slagle. Wiley Waldroop, as Mr. Kes
ler, admitted that he was rathef bril
liant especially ia. his . pursuit of
Eva Ange and Faye Cabe respond
ed to the , toasts to- Miss Angel and
Miss fiurch. criven bv Ter Enloe and
This terminated the faculty toasts.
'A stirring speech on "What Attiletics
dan Do For Our School" was given
by James Ammons. - When he had
finished everyone Believed-with' James
that" a school without athletics is not
worthy of the, ame.
The football, and the boys arid
girls' basketball teams ' were toasted
by Myra Stribling, Helen Graty, and
' Florf rice Ray. Clarence Henry, So
phia Ray, and Sue Curtis responded.
1 Adeline Teague then . gave a toast
to the Junior Class that made us
y ''' think that we really '-are living for
n something, but right after this, Hi
ram Tallent gave a speech on "Our
Future" that made us all sink in our
chairs. Hiram presented a very dole
ful prophecy for the class, doming
the future home makers to be sloven
house keepers, and the men to, fee
boot-leggers and outlaws.
Addie Ledbetter delivered the, fare
well address in the most impressive
manner. Then the dismisasl was giv
en bv the toast mistress., .
. This .English Lesson was not only
something different, but it was some
trsiner that was needed. The students
e!1 here Mrs. Macon will plan-other
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Change Mads by Aluminum
J. S. Thorpe, for a number of years
construction superintendent at Calder
wood for the Aluminum Company of
America was transferred Tuesday to
the company's plant at Badin, . N. G,
where he Aas been named as an
assistant to S. A. Copp, superinten
dent of the Badin plant Mr. Thorpe
left Calderwood Tuesday, having been
relieved of his duties there by I. G.
Calderwood, who has been transferred
from the plant at Kenogami, Quebec,
where he has been superintendent of
construction work on a dam the com-
pany is building.
Mr. Thorpe is being transferred to
Badin to relieve Superintendent Copp
of the duties of the plarit. Mr.
Thorpe was recently elected president
of; fntf Tallassee Power company,
subsidiary of the Aluminum company,
under whose direction the construc
tion of the dams in North Carolina
will be carried out. It is- reported
that 'work is to begin in the immedi
ate future on the proposed dam at
Aquone on the Nantahala river, the
clearing . for . which has already been
started. It is proposed to construct
a ; dam here that will have a natural
fall of more than 800 feet, plans call
ing for the dam to be 200 feet high.
The , power house, acording to the
plans is to be constructed near Nan
tahala station, connecting the power
house and the dam by tunneling thru
a mountain for several hundred feet.
The building of the dam will ne
cessitate the relocating of a portion
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Franklin P.-T. A.
To Meet Oct. 4
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The Franklin Parent-Teachers as
sociation will hold their first meeting
of the year on Wednesday, October
4, at the 'schol house.
Besides the usual business and the
mapirig out of plans for the coming
year, new officers will be elected.
Hence, everyi member is urged to be
An invitation is extended to all
friends of the association to be
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER
PRSS TO PUBUSH REPAST
By an arrangement with the board
of county commissioners the Franklin
Press will publish full accounts of
the county business as transacted by
the board in the future.
It is thought this will awake the
public to more fully understand the
details of county government. It is
said that a full understanding of a
question causes more tolerance and
also helps better judgments to be for
ward. "Our actions are open to the public,
and we think to publish them will
be a Benefit to all concerned," the
The Press wishes to be of full
service to it's readers. This is brie
more step in getting to the ideal it
' Herewith is given the jury list for
the, next term of court that con
venes on Monday, October 7, 1929:
J. C. Jones, Kyle, N. C.
Harfy Ray, Route 3.
R. D; Yonce, Route 3.
Frank L. Henry, City.
L. P. Roper, Route 3.
W. B. Franks, Route 4.
R. R. Rickman .West's Mill, N. C.
D. A. Ledford, Route 3.
L. B. Phillips, City.
John T. Jennings, Route 2.
R..,Milburn Rogers, Route 1.
A. J. . Douthit, Flats, N. C.
Joshua Rogers, Highlands, Ns C.
Sarii Cunningham, City.
A. Q. Williams .Route 1.
Carl Zoelln,or, Highlands, N. C.
N. W. Talley, Highlands, N. C.
J. B. Elmore, West's Mill N. C.'
Walter Potts, City.
J. M. Harrison, Route 1. '
Lyman Hidgon, City. !
J. H. Ledbetter, Route 1.
G. L. Shope, Otto, N. C.
E. A .Vanhook, Route 2.
' J. E. Calloway, City.
Tom Leach, City.
W. C , Wilkes, City.
T. E Grant, Nantahala Station.
George L. Jacobs, Route 3.
Frank Cross, Flats, N. C.
Grady Wilkes, Route 3.
John Slagle, Route 1. i
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Benedict Club Entertains
Old Maids Club At
. Probably one of the most interest
ing as well as educational phases of
worvv taken up by Mrs. Macon's 10th
grade English class, was an experi
mental banquet given . Wednesday
evening of last week. It was spon
sored by the Benedict or Old Bache
lor's club, giving their annual enter
tainment in honor of the Old Maid
The generaf quietness of the class
room was changed to the usual ir
responsible and hilarious banquet
Food was lacking but humor reigned
Mr. Howard Barnard, oldest mem
ber of - the Benedict club, acted as
toast master. His witty remarks arid
clever introductions brought many en
cores from the members of the class.
Mr, John McCollum, a bachelor
always to be, gave the maids a
hearty welcome. Mr. McCollum con
fessed he had tried to get married
several times but always failed and
has decided to live the life of a
happy bachelor until his death.
Miss Lucile Kimsey was due to
give a response to the address of
welcome but due to unfavorable
weather she was not permitted to
The toast to the purpose of the
Benedict club was also omitted from
the program because its delegate, Mr.
John Lyle Waldroop, was absent from
Miss Annie Mae Higdon gave a
very interesting talk in response to
the last named toast. The purpose
of the Old Maid's club was toasted
by Miss Helen Patton. Response
was witty, given by Mr. Ned Dow
die. Miss ;Velma Peek toasted the new
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Pure, Clear Water
Franklin White-Washed fn
First Game of Season
Both Teams Put Up Hard
Franklin lost her first game of the
football season in a hard fought game
withv Waynesville. Both teams put
up a strong defense, while the of
fense showed signs of weakness. After
the first five minutes of play the
ball was kept near mid field, and
neither team seemed to have the ad
vantage of the other. Both of Waynes
ville's touchdowns came as a result
of fumbles in the Franklin backfield.
Hauser and Wilkie were the stars
for the locals, both on offense and
defense; while Stewart and Sutton
played a nice game. There are a
number of weak spots in the team,
which can partly be worked out by
practice and mainly by developing
new material for these positions.
GAME FRIDAY OCTOBER 4.
CULLOWHEE VS. FRANKLIN
AT FRANKLIN,.. 3:38 .P. M.
FRANKLIN HIGH FOOTBALL
Waynesville at Waynesville Sept. 27.
Cullowhee at Franklin, October .4.
Sylva at Franklin, October 11.
Cullowhee at Cullowhee,. Oct. 18,
Hayesville at Franklin, Oct. 25.
Bryson City at Franklin, Nov. I.
Sylva at Sylva, Nov. 8. (
Hayesville at Hayesville, Nov. 15.
Bryson at Bryson, Nov. 22.'
U. D.C. Elect
The annual convention of the State1
U. D. C. chapters meets in States
ville next week. Officers of chapters
are elected just before this con
vention that meets annually in Oc
tober. At a call meeting of the Macon
county chapter this week to elect
officers a motion was made by Mrs.
F. L. Siler to re-elect the present
officers and in future to elect of
ficers for two year periods. The
motion carried and the re-elected
officers are : Mrs. Geo. Slagle, presi
dent, Mrs. f. J. Johnston, vice-president,
Miss Lilly Rankin, secretary.
Mis Nora Leach, treasurer, Mrs. W,
C. Cunningham, registrar, Mrs. Tom
Mr. Fred Slagle, recently . appointed1
game warden reports that 220 li
censes have been sold from the first
two weeks of the open season. He
says that this exceeds his fondest
expectations and he believes the in
dications are that most hunters will
buy licenses out .of respect to the
law and to save themselves trouble.
He informs the Press that the State
game warden is sending him detailed
information concerning the fox hunt
STUDY CLUB HAS
A number of ladies met with the
Study club on Monday, afternoon at
the home of Mrs. W. N Sloan where
all were greatly interested in the
talks of two visiting ladies, Mrs.
ColbOrne and Miss Styker. They ex
plained in a most impressive manner
the Needlework Guild of America, its
origin in England forty-five years
ago and gave a brief sketch of the
work done by the Guild ever since'
that time. .
Miss Stryker related several most
touching incidents showing the great
good . accomplished by the Guild in
both our mountain section and the
Mrs. Colborne is president of the
Asheville and Biltmore Guild an I
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