i;:.;.r.:.3 n. r. u
rpeJ Wtcr Tovv r
Mi ta, Kaolin, As," i .n.
Frcckous and Semi
Abundance Good Labor
Slate Came Refuge
17 Peaks Over 5.GG3
Ideal Dairy County
Cheap Electric Power
i J . i J I &
mm W A 'X
fi'A 'i ,7
1 I I If'
I Ample Transportation
Pure, Clear Water
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY OCTOBER 31, 1329
HRST CHECK ON
Mr; J. 0. Harrison, county manager
has received a "check for over eight
thousand dollars as first installment
on the $18,000 interest payment that
the state highway department has
recently taken over for the money
that the county put up for the build
ing of highway twenty-eight. This
,.. interest will all be borne from now
, on by the. state department and will
be deducted from the principle when
the state highway department begins
to repay this loan.
The getting of this money came as
a windfall and no one was any more
surprised and gratified than Mr. J.
G. Stikeleather. It is said that this
- arrangement will be of great as
sistance to all concerned. First it is
a" big load taken qff the county and
" in the second place it will be easier on
the state highway department to begin
repaying this money this way than
any other now in view.
Just what this $18,000 will be ap
plied on could not be learned at the
county manager's office this morning,
but it was said that there is a place
waiting for it.
r -v. Mock Reappointed By
Rev. R. F. . Mock, pastor of the
local' .Methodist church, has been
reappointed for ! his third year at
Franklin, the appointment receiving
tliA unanimous anoroval of the Board
of Stewards! The church also was"
practically unanimous in its approval
. of the appointment.
. During the past year 36 new ad
ditions have been received by the
Methodist church. A total of 70 new
additions have come in during the
two years that, Rev. Mock has been
pastor; Nine thousand dollars have
been raised by the church during
thee two years.
Siiiee Rev. Mock came to Franklin,
the Methodist church has been re
covered, and the parsonage partly
remodeled and repainted.
Rev. H. F. Freeman was reappointed
to the Franklin circuit. Rev. Freeman
i.has served the circuit one year. Two
kJtiew churches are under construction
in this circuit : Snow Hill and Clark's
Chapel. Rev. C. F. Farris was ap
pointed pastor of the Macon circuit.
Rev. L. E. Croson comes to, the
Highlands Methodist church.
OSBORNE LUMBER CO.
The progressive firm of H. A. Os
borne Lumber company are erecting
a building on their property oil their
siding1 adjoining their , lumber shed,
for a planing mill and other wood
working machinery. '
It is said thaj: this will enable
them to use a great deal more of
the local lumber than is now possible.
This will be good news tq local till
ers. , , . .
Youncr Edwin Cunnineham. son of
W. C. Cunningham, set about to put
the proper Hallowe'en atmosphere in
the show window of the W. C. Cunn
ingham store . early this week. Un
aided, Edwin decorated the window
attractively " and appropriately for
The floor of the show window is
strewn with autum leaves. In the
center is a witch's cauldron. Anj
from a corner of the show space,
a witch surveys the entire layout
of .streamers, corn Shocks, and mina
ture evergreens. Thei display attracted
Just by way of keeping their hand
in, the , Franklin high school boys
took the Webster aggregation into
camp to the tune of 62 to 0. Both
teams, the first and the second, took
turns quarter and quarter against
There is no way of saying who
starred. TheXwhole team was one
good aggregation of hard hitting, fast
running boys. Bill Hauser made four
of the touchdowns, Stewart made two,
Henry two, while Fouts and Young
(on the second team) got one each.
Perhaps Fouts and Wilkie and Stew
art stood out as the main stay of
the team for the first team. While
Amons on the first team was the
steadiest player of the lot. He was
in every play and played the game
for the team as a whole and not
One thing happened in the game
that has rarely, if ever, happened
in any game. Barnard, Franklin's
right end got through on a
pass , attempt by Webster, blocked
the pass just as it was leaving the
hands of the passer, caught it and
ran for a touch down.
On the second team could be seen
much good material that indicates
that Franklin" high will be in the.
running next year , for the Western
North Carolina, high .school champion
ship. These boys deserve even more
Icreditojor - their otie. touch-down
than ' the first team did for ..theirjune
for the reason that they had never
played together before , and had , never
even had a scrimmage before.
The lineup was as .follows for both
tarns: ' .
Pot 2nd Team
left end Calloway
left tackle Waldroop
left guard Tessier
left guard Henry
right guard Sanders
right tackle v Snyder.
r right end Cunn'hm,
quarter back 'McCollum
full back Reece
right half - Conley
left half Young
Next Friday the boys go up against
Bryson City. Everyone expects to
see a good game then. The Bryson
boys will be a little harder proposi
tion than were the inexperienced team
from Webster. There is no doubt as
to what the Franklin boys have in
their minds to do to them, however,
and all who go to see this game
are . assured of . their money's worth.
Tickets , will be on sale at the field.
D. G. STEWART ATTENDS
Mr. D. G. Stewart, General mana
ger of the Western Carolina Tele
phone company, left Franklin on Mon
day to attend the North; ' Carolina
State meeting of the Telephone Pi
oneers of America in Raleigh. Mr.
Stewart was with Southern Bell Tele
phone and TelegrapH company for
about 20 years before coming to
Franklin - in 1924. Besides this long
record of service which entitles him
to membership in the Telephone Pi
oneers of America, Mr. Stewart is
a pioneer of the telephone business in
Western North Carolina. The Western
Carolina Telephone company with its
headquarters in Franklin and ex
changes at Franklin, Sylva, Bryson
City and Highlands, N. G, and Clay
ton, Ga., is the result of Mr. Stewart's
appreciation of the possibilities of
this section. This town and county
as well as other towns and counties
in which the Western Carolina Tele
phone company operates, arc greatly
indebted to the pioneering spirit of
Mr. Stewart and his associates for
the good telephone service which we
enjoy and which is such an adver
tisement for our towns and counties
in Western North Carolina. j
L1RS. COIT WILLS
200 Acres on Wine Spring
Bald Left For Park Pur
poses Forest Service To
Through the generosity o f the late"
Mrs. Elizabeth Coit of San Fran
cisco, California, the State of North
Carolina has come into possession of
one of the finest tracts of mountain
land in the western part of the State.
This tract consists of 200 acres lo
cated on the top of Wine Spring
Bald about fourteen miles in a direct
line west of Franklin. The land in
question is a part of the estate of
the late Pr. Charles M. Hitchcock,
who died in Napa county, California,
in 1885. During his lifetime Dr.
Hitchcock spent many of his summers
in the mountains of this part of the
state and acquired considerable prop
erty in Macon, Cherokee and other
western counties. His daughter, Mrs,
Coit, fell heir to the property. She
was particularly fond of the tract on
top of Wine Spring Bald and fn her
will which is now being recorded in
Macon county has left this property
to the State of North Carolina for
park purposes so that future genera
tions might enjoy the view from the
summit. It is also understood that
Mrs! Coit "owned a few other small!
tracts in Macon county all of which
by the provisions of her will will
come into the possession of the state.
; On top of the mountain there are
ten or fifteen acres, practically level
and covered m a dens crrnwtl, nf
azalearbblTrWfilte-lihd purple, rhod-
endron and other mountain shrubbery.
In June an July of each year the
mountain is the mecca, for hundreds
of tourists who go to the summit
to see a wilderness of flowers and
to get the view from that point.
Five mountain ranges, the cowees,
Nantahalas, Blue Ridge, Balsams and
Great Smokies, are visible from Wine
Spring Bald. , ,'
- The forest service, maintains a road
to the' top of Wayah Bald onlv a
rshort distance from :Wine Spring
Bald. Supervisor A. A. Wood of the
Nantahala forest, when told of Mrs.
Coit's will, was much interested and
announced that the federal forest
service will gladly cooperate with the
State in any development that the
State authorities desire to undertake.
The forest service road which wands
around the foot of the peak will be
available for State use in the event
that the authorities at Raleigh desire
to . improve the tract ; for park pur
poses. At a cost of less than $200
the State can build a road to the top
of the mountain. Mr, Wood is also
desirous of cooperating with the State
in building a primary lookout station
on the summit of the mountain. Such
a station would be 5,600 feet above
sea level and would afford an excel
lent vantage point in connection with
The State forester, Mr. Holmes, is
deeply interested in the tract on
Wine Spring Bald and it is believed
here that he will establish a park on
the summit and build the necessary
road so that ' tourists next summer
may visit the mountain.
The 1929 tax books are ready, re
ports Sheriff C. L. Ingram. He states
that those desiring to pay this' year's
taxes . should call at the sheriff's
office. The books for this year are
ready more than two months earlier
than was the case with the 1928 tax
'Next Sunday November 3 at 7:30
o'clock there will be a special business
meeting of the members at St. Agnes
church. All members are urged to
be present. .
Bv the Church Officers.
The lunch room at the Franklin
school, will open Friday November 1.
The object of the lunch room will
be to provide a hot, nourishing lunch
at the minimum cost.
Hot soup, brunswick stew, baked"
beans and brown bread, milk, cocoa,
etc., will be erved at 5c each, noth
ing over Sc. Lunch ticket? will be
sold to the children in the primary
Any amount, from 25c to $1.00 may
be paid on these tickets. Each teacher
will take charge of the tickets in her
room and each day check up on each
child's ticket the amount bought that
day. When the . amount paid for the
ticket has beea used up the child
will be notified..
The high school students will bring
the money for lunch each day and be
served in the lunch room. .
Two Ien in Jail
Sheriff G L. Ingram went to
Clayton, . Ga., Tuesday night with
requisition papers necessary to bring
Gordon Burton and Earl Jones to
Macon county. Burton and Jones are
.cHajCSed- with attempting to rob Rol
Norris of this cbusjy last. week. Nor
ris boarded the bus at Franklm. Near
Otto, Burton and Jones also got
on the bus. The two followed Norris
when he left the bus beyond Otto.
unc OI tne two areW a gut on
Jorrisr who- ran ' into InuhH
the road and escaped. Norris evidently
knew the two men, one. of whom is
a resident of Clayton, Officers of
Rabun county, learning of the incident
arrested Jones and Burton.
Sheriff Ingram went to Clayton
last week to bring the men to
Franklin but was not allowed to
bring them until he could show re
quisition papers. Burton and Jones
are now in the jail here.
Four other arrests have been made
during the last week, all being on
liquor charges. These include Don
Raby who was arrested Saturday
night. Burt Zachary, Will Cheek and
a young man named Sorrels were
arrested on Sunday. "
Sheriff Ingram also reports that
Chief-of-police - Bob Henry arrested
Bob Tallent here on Monday "night,
Tallent being charged with desertion
from the United States army. Chief
Henrys took Tallent to Atlanta on
Tuesday. Tallent's home is in Frank
lin, Walter Jones,, one of four "men
who escaped from the Macon county
jail a few weeks ago was arrested
in Asheville last Saturday. Sheriff
Ingram took Jones to the Bryson
AN INTERESTED VISITOR
Mr. G. G. Clements of the "Ameri
can Shoe Machinery and Tool com
pany," of St. Louis, was in Franklin
the latter,, part of the week, on a
pleasure and ' business trip combined.
This was Mr. Clement's first trip
here in seven years, and he expressed
his opinion of a remarkable change
in that length of time.
While here, he motored to Bryson
City and Sylva, accompanied by Miss
Sue Curtis, who pointed out interest
ing scenes along the route.
Mr. Clements expresed his regrets
of having to leave Franklin so soon,
yet he also stated that he would re
turn within the next month for a
longer stay, permitting him to see
more of the city and county as' well
as the people. .
The people of Franklin and Macon
extend him a hearty welcome.
WEEK OF PRAYER
All the ladies of the church and
especially the members of the coun
try missionary societies are cordially
invited to take part in the services
conducted by the Woman's Missionary
At all national forest headquarters
in the United State? civil Service ex
aminations were held Tuesday for
the position of forest ranger". Tea
applicants took the examination af
Franklin under the supervision of
supervisor, A. A. Wood of the Nan
tahala National Forest. From the list
of those who qualify positions as
forest rangers in the United States
forest service will be filled, those
ranking highest in percentage being
offered positions first. The names of
the applicants taking the examination
at Franklin follow: Locke G Stepp,
Aquone, N. G; William A. Singleton,
Clayton, Ga.;. Clyde L. Fisher, Hazel
wood, N. G; James H. Williams,
Franklin, N. G; Alvah Pearce, Frank
lin, N. G ; Lewis H. Meilks, Frank
lin N. G; Frank Shope, Franklin, N.
C. ; Gilmer Setser, Franklin, N., G;
Asa L. Argo, Athens, Ga.; and John
T. Siler, Franklin, N. G
Meet November 1
A "Get Together" meeting of
PT.NA. will be held Friday, Noy V
ber 1 at 3 :30 p. , m. at the home i
Mrs. Lyles Harris, with Mrs. Minora ,
assisting the , hostess. . . , ' .
; There will be1 sc Very'interest'r
a reading by Mrs. Dick Jones
a social hour,
The idea of the "Grade Mother
Program" is new to most of . t!i
mothers but has ' been very enthui
astically received by the majority
Each mother is asked to take note
of the following list and resolve to
"line up" with some one of these
mothers and help in this great work.
Please do not fail to be present and
learn more about things.
Miss Bringle's room, Mrs. John
Davenport ; Miss - Horniday's room,
Mrs. Gilmer Jones; Miss Davis' room
Mrs. Lyman Higdon; Miss Young's
room, Mrs. Henry Cabe; Mrs. Hud
son's room, Mrs. Agnes Higgins; Miss
Calloway's room, Mrs. W. A. Rog
ers; Miss Leach's room, Mrs. G A,
Cabe ; Mr. Randolph's room, Mrs.
Mangum; Mrs .Macon's room, Mrs.
I. T. Peek; Mr. Kessler's room,
Mrs. J. E. Perry; Miss Rentzs
room, Mrs. George Bulgin; Mr. Car
penter's room, Mrs. W. B. McGuire;
Miss Morgan's room, Mrs. Tessier;
Miss Sloan's room, Mrs. McCollum;
Miss Wyatt's room, Mrs. George
Slagle; Mrs. Frank's room, Mrs. W
We believe that one of the most
desirable things that could happen
would be for every teacher to know
the parents of every pupil she teach
es. When teachers and parents know
and understand each other it is much
easier for them to work together for
the advancement of the pupils, so
every mother and teacher come and
get acquainted. MRS. J. E. LAN
CASTER. society of the Methodist church.
The first service will be held in
the Methodist church auditorium from
3 :30 to 4 ;30 Sunday afternoon, Nov. 3.
Monday afternoon at the same hour
the service will be held at the par
sonage and Tuesday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. Geo. A. Jones.
The fourth meeting will be held on
the following Sunday at' the church,
taking the place of the regular night
service and will be participated "in
by the Juniors and young people of
At this last meeting it is hoped
especially that the! whole member
ship of th! church will attend and
visitors wil be welcomed from the
town and : ititry. -