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Mica, Kaolin, Asbestos,
Precious and Semi
Abundance Good Labor
HEART 07 A r.IGDiTAITi ET.IPDE FOR DEVELOPMENT
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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY DECEMBER 5, 1929.
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EST TOW RACE
NECK TO NECK NOW
Two Weeks Remain To
. Take Advantage of J,
' $1.50 Rates
; Neck . and neck, the Red team,
and a. Bin, t"Mm hv nn I
Mary Jacobs, are racing for , honors
in the subscription contest conducted
iai The Franklin Press. These two
teams are members of ht hustling
tip and coming Junior class of the
Franklin high schol.
As this issue ( goes t;o, ,press, ; ten
new subscriptions are being entered
at; The Press office. And new and
renewals continue rolling in every
dy, many of the Macon county peo-
"gJji seeing that it is to their ad
vantage to renew while there is still
opportunity to get subscriptions ex
tended at the rate of $1.50 a year.
"The Juniors, are, pointing put to their
inspects that $2.00 will be the sub
scription rate after Janutry 1.
The demand for subscription blanks
has been so heavy that all the first
lot is exhausted. Before the close of
the contest on December 20, many
more blanks will have been r used,, at
. the! present rate they are being fulled
), Approximately two weeks remain
"before the campaign closes. The two
teams will be putting on a lot of
-extra steam, and if steam and whirl
winds mix, there will be a whirlwind
finish, amid clouuds of , steam, during
the -last days of the campaign.
V TteL Juniors ireseive, 25 a P,er . xt$i
of V the money collected on subscrip
tions to be used as a class, fund.
The members of the Teachers' Train-
ing department are working in co
operation with the Juniors, and have
been doing a great deal to make 'the
contest as successful as it has been.
JAILOR IS TO RECEIVE
The Macon county commissioners in
session here Monday, December 2,
passed an order to pay W. M, Ed
wards, Jailor, 90 cents a day for
each prisoner until March 1. After
that date, the rate will drop back to
80 cents per day. .
KEY CITY BAKERY
George Carpenter has . taken over
the Key City Bakery and Cafe on
the square, Mr. Carpenter is an
experienced man in the bakery and
restaurant business, as he operated a
business several years ago and was
very successful in this line.
Charles Oliver asks The Press to
say that the check which Bartow
Hopkins passed at the J. R. Pender
grass store by representing himself
as B. B. Grasty was a forgery, and
that he, Charles Oliver, did not give
the check in the first instance. The
Press is glad to make the correction,
W Powell Hale
Impersonator At Hi School
Auditorium At 3 o'clock
W. Powell Hale, Impersonator, ap
pears in the high school auditorium
Friday, December 6, for a program
of intertainment. Mr. Hale will be
heard at 3 o'clock in the afternoon,
and the Parent-Teachers' association
is adjourningearly in order to be
Says the Alkahest Lyceum System,
which Mr. Powell represents : "In
announcing an attraction it is a pleas-
ure indeed to be able to assure our
patrons that he is all, in full meas-
School Auditorium Friday
TOTAL30 1 m
Average of One Deed A
Day Recorded In Last
An average of one deed a day was
filed with Horner Stockton, register
of deeds, for the month of No
vember, The thirty land transfers
were scattered over all parts of the
county, including most of the town
ships. The largest transfer included
100 acres and the smallest acreage
recorded was one-fourth acre.
The list follows:
Jackie Waldroop and wife to Mrs.
A. F. Angel, 11 acres. ,f
ti N. Cv If ay .wifp, Q .T. Almond
and wife to Samuel Williams of Cher
okee county, 75 acres adjoining gov
ernment land in Nantahala town
ship. . ..
' ; Samuel Williams and fwifc to W. T.
Holland and wife, two tracts, 75
an$ 40 acre respectively, in Nanta
Highlands Estates, Inc., to Mrs.
Maud H. Shepherd, lots No. 110, 112,
114, 115 in town of Highlands.
Thomas Reid Cabe and wife to .
A. Caber, Jp;No.I4 (and,, part . of - No.
15, Fairground subdivision, Franklin.
. James Bedford and wife to W. T,
Floyd Strain and wife to Robt. G.
Strain, 12 acres.
Wilfred Downs and wife to Cecil
Love, 3.4 acres. ,
, J. T. . Yonce and .wife to R. L.
Welch and wife, 40 acres.
G. O. Ledford and wife to E. V.
Shope, 11 . acres. ,
B. C. Garland to Harlie Carpenter
and wife, tract of land, acreage not
G. G. Mack and Cordia Mack to
H. J. Mack and Anna Mack, 44 acres.
Hattie Mann, E. W. Long and
wife to Ruth Welch, lots No. 33 and
34, subdivision on Georgia highway.
J. A. Porter . and wife to R. L.
Porter, lot in Town of Franklin.
J. T. Corpening and wife to Judson
Dills and Jane Dills, 1.7 acres.
J. .T. Guyer and wife to W. E.
Baldwin, tract of land, acreage not
C. R. Cabe to Liila Cabe, tract of
land, acreage not named.
C, L. Blaine and wife to Tom Payne
and wife, tract of land, acreage not
J. A. Morrison and wife to Fred
D. Morrison and wife, tract of land
acreage not named.
Fred D. Cabe and wife to Mary M.
Waldroop, 10.19 acres. '
John H. Dalton and wife to J. C.
Gibson, 1 5 acres in Cowee township.
Silas Green and wife to Weaver
Gibson, 5 acres.
Continued on page eight
the Impersonator. Mr. Hale is a
college bred man and has taken
special university work.. He is also
a graduate of the leading; schools
of expression. He has had such re
markable success in lyceum work and
has grown wonderfully in popularity
that he is today without superior in
his chosen field of endeavor.
"Mr. Hale is so simple and natural
in style and so unaffected in manner
as to gain easy and instant entree
into the good will of his audience.
He is an artist in all the term im
plies, and his past brilliant and suc
cessful season .'with us justify us in
presenting him to bur numerous pa-
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PROFITS Oi l EGGS
Mrs. Shelley Enlarges Flock
With Money Made on
Mrs. James H. Shelley does not
mind November's cold weather. Mrs.
Shelley, who lives about five miles
south of Franklin, is making profits
with her hens despite the frigid tem
perature She believes in feeding
them a balanced ration and in hous
ing them properly, then the profits
come in from eggs right along.
On the eighth of last May, Mrs.
Shelley hatched 110 white leghorn
pullets. During the month of Novem
ber they laid 114 dozen eggs. These
Mrs. Shelley sold at 42 cents a doz
en, for a total of $47.88. Feed costs
amounted to $25-35, leaving a profit
of $22.53. . . .. : v ,
Mrs. Shelley started her chicken
raising experiment with 300 baby
chicks, out of which she raised 260.
Eight . weak and small ones died
within a few days. Thirty-two died
when three weeks old from an epi
demic of coccidiosis. Out of the
brood she sold 123 cockerels and 27
culL puljets, for $54,72. . .
The figures to date on , the cost of
MrsShelley's leghorn pullets follow:
Cost of chicks $50, oil 'for brooder,
$4.50, Starting mash, $2725, Baby
chick scratch, $6.80, Growing mash,
$40.0f, Intermediate - scratch, - $13.60
llencratcV $13.00, Totals $155.65.
s "The cost of chicks and feed may
seem high," writes Mrs. Shelley, "but
my pullets sell at $1.25 each at the
age of 10 weeks. They are hatched
from the eggs of hens laying from
200 to 250 eggs per year. I value
the. flock now at $222.00.
"Part of the money invented in
these chicks I derived from the sale
of broilers last spring. With this
money and the proceeds from the
sale of cockerels and culls I found
my pullets only in debt to me $22
when they were ready to begin laying.
This they have already paid. Now
they arc ready to begin paying for
my time, for which 1 haven't so far
After several years of experience,
Mrs. Shelley is trying the plan of
enlarging "the ilock with the profits
on the inital investment:
MISS BLUE BONNET
Miss Iilue Honnct is on the- way.
She is expected to arrive in' Franklin
by special conveyance 'on Tuesday
evening at ' 8 o'clock', December 17th,
1929. Special preparations for her
reception will be ' made the preced
ing week, that she may. be given a
welcome appropriate to the occasion.
The people of Franklin will want to
meet this personage, for she comes
with a kit full of entertainment and
good wholesome fun.
She wants to provide an evening
that will be filled with pleasure,
amusement, and delight for those who
come to visit her, and she believes
that if she is given the opportunity
of creating an evening's diversion
that she will more than repay you
for the time and expense . incurred in
visiting her. She comes at the in
vitation of the local Troop of Boy
Scouts, and they are anxious that
everyone who can possibly do so
will avail themselves of the privilege
and opportunity of meeting this won
derful personage, Miss Blue Bonnet,
with- her1 retinue of attendants, es
corts, helpers, etc. The Boy Scouts
believe that you will be there and
bring your friends with you.
. Franklin, X. C, Dec. 2, 1929,
I am a little boy eleven years old
I am . in the third grade, I ant you
to bring me a real atcfi, a gun, or
ahges, apples, candy. "
J. 0. HARRISON PRIZE
WINNERS ARE NAMED
Two Schoolmates Attend
85th Anniversary Cele
bration of Pioneer
Three pioneer Macon cbunty ladies"
met on November 11, held a birthday
party, discussed styles in clothes,
talked of beaux, and of old school
days. The oldest was 90, the sec
ond oldest was 88, and the third
was 85. They -were Mrs. M. L. Kelley,
85, whose birthday was being cele
brated, and her two schoolmates,
Mrs. Sallie Cunningham, 88, and Mrs.
Virginia Crawford, , 9. . .
During the course of tW day, Mr 3.
Cunningham made the remarks which
are being printed, here:
"The old saying is, 'Once a man
and twice a child.' I am getting to
the age I believe that is true. I
will soon be 88 and I kinder believe
I have got old enough to be a little
"This morning just after I ate my
breakfast a neighbor girl came for
me to spend the day with them. If
it had been before breakfast I would
have been like a child that was going
to get to go somewhere, for . you
know a child can't -eat 'much when
kvih5iHwf,---4'Hnrr visit. I
had been to her house just a little
while and we had exchanged views
on what was passing around when
another, friend came after me to go
and spend the day with her mother
on her eighty-fifth birthday, and I had
to choose between two extra pleasures.
I chose to go to the old friend and
schoolmate who is still all that . is
left mc now to talk over the old, old
times. When T reached her home I
found another old friend who is now
"We talked of old times, even as
far back as when Boone was' helping
settle Kentucky, and talked about
how little people had at that day and
time in comparison with what we have
now. I was telling my old friends
theyr had to have puncheon -. floors
made smooth, with an adz, and I
said : 'Liza, do 'you know what an adz
is?' and she said: 'Law, I have seen
them die 'out-a trough with it.' And
then I turned and said : 'Jennie, do
you know what an adz is?' and she
said, 'No.' And then T found that
Liza and T knew more than anybody
for Jennie didn't know what an adz
was, and Liza and 1 concluded we
were very intelligent. -
Continued on page eight
FOR K KELLY
Sanitary Survey of the
Town of Franklin Needed
No'Such Measure Yet Taken
Dr. Horsley Tells
At its regular meeting here on
Monday night, the bdard of aldermen
passed an Order to pay damages to
tenants and landowners over whose
property sewer lines have been run.
Damages were estimated by com
mitteemen J. E. Rickman and Henry
Cabe, of the board. .
Some fifteen or twenty people in
town are behind on water rents to
the extent that the. board considered
ordering the water to these homes
turned off. No definite action, how
ever, was taken.
J. E. Rickman reported 'that rotten
stone is being used in the pav cment
of the squares on either side of .the
court house. Riverview and Wayah
streets were reported to be in "need
$50 Dollars Divided Anjtong
5 Persons In Macon
Winners of the prizes announced
by John O. Harirson; chairman of
the board of county commissioners, td,
Jhs perions in the county raising
the most lambs, chickens, iurkeys,
hogs, and calves between January
1929" and Thanksgiving, 1919, have
been announced by Lyles Harris, to
whom reports were made. '
These prizes were first offered early
last spring, and amount to $10 each.
Mr. Harrison offered the rprizes to
stimulate the raising of stock and
poultry in the five classes mentioned.
The prize winners follow:
Fred Tallent, R; F. D. 3, Box 42;
Franklin, N. G, $10 for raising 3
lambs. , ,
Mrs. W. D. Elliott, $10 for rais
ing 98 turkeys.
Alex Angel, Otto, N. C, $10 for
raising 548 chickens.
L. Horn, $10 for raising 10 calves.
J. S. Gray, Prentiss, $10 for raising
Telepiiohe Co. Has
Are;v4etf wintew and 'spring direc
tory of the Western Carolina Tele
phone company is under preparation
by the manager, George Johnston,
and has gone to press. The new
directory will contain approximately
32 pages. It will be ready for distri
bution within the next few days. The
towns included in the Western Caro
lina exchange are Bryson City, Sylva,
Clayton, Ga., Highlands, and Frank
lin. ' . .
The use of the directory for busi
ness and social calls to other towns
includes v a saving of money, points
out Mr. Johnston. It is also a busi
ness and social directory of these
towns and counties, Mr. Johnston
The Western Carolina Telephone
company is giving valuable advertising
to this section through the directory.
It is superior in makeup and., ap
pearance to the average small town
directory. In each issue the tele
phone company includes a page de
voted to. the boosting of the western
counties of this state. It points out
the climatic, scenic,' and civic ad
vantages of; the state. The page is
given free and is prepared by the
telephone company's officials.
vestigated sewage disposal conditions
in several places, stated that he had
warned those who should make san
itary arrangements. Dr. Horsley,
stated that no sanitary survey of the
town had ever been made, and in
timated that this would be a de
sirable move. Tests of town water,
said Dr. Horsley, have been satis
factory. Mrs. C. C. Cunningham asked for
damages 'On property that has been
takem by the widening of Palmer
street eight feet on each side. It
developed that no jury condemnation
proceeding had been made on the
order to widen, Palmer street. Mrs.
Cunningham's request was tabled un
til such proceeding is taken.
Tlvc aldermen have been consider
ing issuing a booklet to advertise
; Franklin and the vicinity nearby. To
this end J, E: Rickman and W. B.
McGuirc were appointed to lnvesti-