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IX: ; tec "led Climate
Ctat Game Refuge
17 Peaki Over 5.CC3
Ideal Dairy County
Cheap Electric Power
1C0.CC3 II. P. ILi.XvJ.
oped Water Power
Mica, Kaolin, Asbestos,
Precious and Semi
Abundance Good Labor
Pure, Clear Water
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FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7, 1929
OARD OF ALDERMEN
ACCEPTS 1929 TAX LISTS
Collection of Back Taxes
Will Be Pushed
The'.Franklin Board 'of .Aldermen in
session Monday night voted to ap
point three free holders to estimate
damages done to corn crops by a
sewer line below Palmer street. R.
M. Coffey, over whose land the line
had been run, had presented a bill
(or $20 damages,
The board voted "to accept the 1929
tax lists, and to turn these over to
Mrs. Alvah Pearce for collection. A
course of action to be taken to col
lect back taxes was discussed. It was
decided to push the collection of 1 the
back taxes. '
I Walter McConnell asked the board
i, '"-. -.., ;
to take action to aispose oi sewage
V in the n
. . ftayorPa
Dr. H. T.
north section of the: .town.
Patfon k was appointed; t0i see
Hbrslev. health officer, and
have him inspect the section -reported
by Mr. McConnell. Dr. Horsley will
also be asked . to inspect the school
house j&Mti, '. .' : .
Grovert Jamison asked that repair
work be - done on holes in the pave
ment on Palmer street. He also
asked the board to put another street
light on this thoroughfare. The board
ordered the street forces to attend to
the repair work.
A motion was passed to ask the
county commissioners to pay half the
' cost of paving the square east of
the; court: house. The square west of
the court, house i being paved at
1 the present time; . and the county is
The fibard considered costs and
plans for a phamplet, describing and
picturing the section in and around
Franklin. The discussion was carried
over until the next meeting.
It was pointed out by Lyles Harris
that some action to protect , school
children at the crosing near the
school building is needed. No definite
action was takn by the board, how
Franklin Water Survey Report
Is Given Board of Aldermen
Pumping System Found To
Be Most Economical
V At a, call meeting of the town
"ijoard on the evening of October
" f "'20,' the board received the report of
The Harwood Beebee company on
a larger water supply. This report
covered all possible sites, and finally
settled on a pumping site to.be situ
ated on the Cartoogechaye creek.
Various gravity propositions and
possibilities were surveyed, but when
the costs were reduced to writing,
summed up and compared it was
found that the most economical wa
ter system for the town of Frank
lin is the pumping system .It is said
that many do not realize the enor
mous1 cost of the gravity system, con
sidering the long distance that the
main line would have to cover.
, , . . The total cost of the proposed
1- water system is $61,000, This will
Nfetnish water for the town for the
I next 30 years, unless Franklin has
a most unexpected growth in popu-
lation. The plant is capable of de
livering the estimated requirements
for a town of 5,000 population. The
Two Are Bound
Gordon Burton and Earl
Jones Charged With
Attempt To Rob x
Gordon; Burton and: Earl , Jones,
SALE KOV. 11
Breeders Association Brings
Pure Bred Stock to
The North Carolina Gurnsey
Breeder' association has agreed to
bring to Macon county on Saturday,
November 16, some well bred Gurnsey
bulls to . be put on sale at public
auction.-; These" bulls are being con
signed by HI A .Osborne, of Canton;
Mann, of Canton; F. E. Lykes and
L. B. Compton, ' of Asheville, and
others. Two or three bulls will come
from Rowan county.
Fred . Sloan, Macon county farm
agentwill go this week to look over
the stck, and to bring descriptions
of each back to Macon in advance
of the sale. One bull, is an Advanced
Register bull. Pipers to show this, and
a signed transfer will be here on the
date of the sale.
. F; R. Farnham, dairy extension
specialist, will come to Franklin one
week prior to the date of the sale
to assist Mr. Sloan in showing the
value of pure bred stock. Mr Farn
ham will remain in the county from
November 11 to 16.
"This sale," said Mr. Sloan, "will
give the farmers of the county a
chance to get excellent bulls in their
ebmnninities. yd8canJk,;de by
individuals or .by a community. The
people will make: their own prices.
"Pure bred sires are the only pos
sible means; by which the county can
hope to improve its livestock. The
maintenance of a pure bred bull
costs no more than for a scrub, but
the value of the calf, if a heifer, is
greater than , from scrub sires. Only
a few pure bred calves will more than
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site, said to be the best one that is
anywhere near that could be used,. as
a reservoir, has an elevation 50 feet
higher than the present one.
To preclude the possibility' of a
shortage of water, the Beebee plans
call for auxiliary engines, pumps
and filters. The main one would be
driven by electricity and the others
Complete Survey .
, The Harwood Beebee company
made this survey and left it on file
with the town clerk to be used in
the future if and when the time
comes to enlarge the water system of
Franklin. There was no charge made
on the town for these plans. They
are very complete and show every
thing necessary in detail.
At this call meeting, the board
passed a resolution that Messers. Por
ter and Higdon might move the old
Love house without any objection
being raised, provided the state in
surance commissioner made no ob
jections on account of the fire risk.
Mr. Curtis, of the Craig P. Gilbert
company, of Washington ,D. d met
with the board a few minutes to go
into the matter of the industrial sur
vey that was made some weeks ago.
charged with an attempt to hold up
and rob J. R. Norris, deputy sheriff,
near Otto on October 31, were tried
before Magistrate George Mallonee,
Thursday. The two young men were
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, HOLD MEETING
Commissioners Vote to Pay
Cost of Paving Public
The board of county commissioners
in session on Monday voted to pay
the cost ' of , paving the squares on
each side of the court house, pro
vided the Franklin board of aldermen
would agree to let this sum come
from money due the town from the
The aldermen contend that the
square is used as much by the county
as by the town and that the county
should pay a part of of the paving
expenses from its own funds. It was
pointed out that two-thirds of the
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When the Sound of the Grinding is Low
What is the matter with our farmers? Have they
given up and quit? Time was when we would hear
farming talked on every hand. Now there seems to be
everything else under the sun to consider except farm
ing. It will truly be a fatal day for Macon county when
her farmers let go the plow
on qisaster to let go temporarily.
List summer, during the political upheavel, we
heard many great things that were going to be done
after the election. We healrclljat money iWf OTStip
and that we would be living in a second garden of Eden
within a very short time. Is it possible that we believed
this and cannot recover from the realization that 99
per cent of all such talk is mainly hot air, and that what
is got will be got from the sweat of the brow only?
Less than one per cent of our fields are being wint
er plowed. The forage crop was very badly damaged
but very little, if any, effort is being made to get in
cover crops for winter grazing. It is even too late now
for the best results to be had from these, though it. is
better to get them in now than not at all.
The boys and girls on the farm that are sending in
news to the county paper never mention anything about
what they are. doing in the way of production. There
is a large number of stock being taken into the winter
in a very poor condition. If they survive the winter,
it will take them all next summer to get their strength
back. No one seems to be trying. Everyone seems to
be waiting. Some of our very best citizens and farmers
are moving out of the county. A good many have had
their farms sold for taxes.
These are the things, good friends, that we are
hearing on every side. We refuse to believe such a bad
state of affairs exists, or to be cast down even if they
did exist. We do think, however, that, for some reason,
or for the lack of reason, there has been a. marked let
up in farming endeavor recently. And, as we said
above, such a thing, if it continues even for a short time
Hence, we are taking this opportunity of inviting
anyone who will to drop in and see us when they are
in town and give us their idea of things. Or, if they
prefer, write us a line stating their views. The columns
of your paper are open to a friendly discussion along
this line. The betting is that we will not get much co
operation in threshing this thing out, but we are hoping
we are wrong.
The long winter evenings lend themselves to study
and meditation. The editor will be glad to have some
honest soul tell his friends thru the Press wherein he
thinks he himself has or has not fell short in his en
deavor to arest a living for himself and his from the
soil and air. The Press will give one Five Dollar bill
to the man, woman or child, that sends in the best
letter between now and the end of November.
Mr. John Harrison offered some prizes for certain
things some time back. We have not heard anything
of this for some time. Just what the prizes are for
and how they are to be awarded is what we would like
to find out. There should be a good many people in
this contest. We would welcome more enlightenment
PROGRESS MADE ON
Check Received From State
Will Not Be Used On
J. O. Harrison chairman of. the
board of county commissioners, asks
The Press to state that the check
for $8,000 received from the State by
the county will not be used for road
improvements in the county, ' or for
any otner improvement, mis sum,
Mr. Harrison' stated, will be applied
on the semi-annual interest due on
$325,000 in road bonds voted, by the
The check received by the county
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handles. It evens borders
Commissary, Doctor's Olfica
Reports from the construction camp
of the Nantahala Power company,'
subsidiary of the Aluminum company,
of America, state that the commissary,
is practically completed. The doctor's
office and dispensary is completed.
Trestle timber is being shaped for.
use in the railroad to be built to the
Some difficulty or delay has been
experienced in getting the charter
for the railroad. That is over now, it
is understood, and the power company;
will begin construction of the rail
road from Nantahala station up the
river to Lookout, just below Aquone.
The distance is approximately tea
miles as the railway runs.
The power interests will, build D
or 40 houses for laporers at Beecher.
Lumber for this purpose is being
laid down now.
There is talk of bringing the power
from the Sateelah dam in Graham
county to the Nantahala dam and
connecting these two sources of pow
er. The plant at Andrews has al
ready been purchased,, and negotia
tions are under way for acquiring the
plant at Robbinsville. "
On Queen's creek, where one of
the chain of dams is to be located,
the? survey is under way. The point for
the, mouth of the tunnel in connection
wi this project ; Jna3 ,been ; locate!
The road from Morgan cut to tfc
dam, by way of Aquone, has been
widened to get provisions into comj
below Aquone until the railroad ft
. Local Eleven Scores 33
Points; Vistors Register
Henry and Houser starred for.
Franklin's football eleven in a game
with Bryson City here last Friday.
Making six touch downs to none for,
Bryson, and securing 13 first downs
to three for Bryson, Franklin took
the game by the score of 38 to 0.
Fouts and Stewart, the local team's
other two backfield men each scored
one touch down.
Bryson City put up a game fight
The Swain county boys came back in
the second half to run up three touch
downs after they had been held to
none in the opening half. The local
eleven, however, 'had the edge over
Bryson in skill and experience. This
was ... the , fifth game Franklin has
played this season, the total points
running 160 to 18 for opponents.
The play by play account of the
game follows : .
Franklin kicked off to Bryson.
Bryson punted and Houser , received.
Franklin made two first downs in
.succession. Mouser scored a touch
down. Score 6 to 0.
Franklin kicked off to Bryson. Bry
son punted on fourth down and Hous
er received. Franklin made two more
first ( downs in succession. Henry,
scored a touchdown. Score 12 Ql
Franklin kicked, to Bryson. Henry
intercepted a forward pass by Bry
son. Second quarter : The ball lay on
Bryson's 15 yard line. Houser made
a first down for Franklin. Fouts car
ried the ball for Franklin's third
touchdown. Score 190.
Brygon received. Bryson was pen
alized five yards, for being offside.
Bryson punted on the third down.
Franklin made a first down. A Frank
lin pass was incomplete. Franklin,
made two first downs, then Houser
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