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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2S, 1S23
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xIIunrcda To Be Employed
On Construction of
ELAN F0H BUILDINGS
Farm Work To Be Pushed
By County Agent
In 1933 ir-
Ending the last year of the 'decade
of the' twenties, 1929 nears its close
with the return of many Franklin and
Marnn rnimtv neoole to their homes
. (for the holiday season. Students from
' -rhools and colleges in the State and
V- btheri states, who have gone out
jm the county, are back again greet
V home folks and friends. Frank
a?: has taken on the holiday atmo
( Various forms of intertamment are
in store for the season. Christmas
beine olanned. The , Scott
Puffin hnte : is Pivinff a
rt,mot pvp The Macon7 theatre
is putting on a feature picture, "So
i This is College,"- tor ine iiri unc
days of Christmas week. Family and
retminns are' scheduled for the
week between Christmas and New
I "Ycsirs '""'!',', "
Predictions by business men of the
county are that business will be pros
perous' in 1930. ; In the springy of the
coming year, it is predicted that the
county, and this section of North
Carolina, will have an opening upt of
business conditions that m surpass
the records several years back, ;
In the Nantahala section, the, Nan
tahala Power company will begin ac-
WaV operation on the construction ui
I i,., rnm Hundreds of laborers
tion for the beginning of the dam
this winter. A
crew of men is clearing away timber
on the lands the water will cover.
In Franklin, plans are underway
for the construction of three new
business buildings. , Excavation Kr
been made for, a new building by
Joseph Ashear near the , Scott Grif
fin hotel. , Pending the settlement of
legal hindrances,- this building is ex
pected to go up , during the coming
yeai1. "'-r . -''-i'-v; - -j1- " ,
Fnrman Ancrel has olans made
"A erecting a new business building
directly west or me macun wauc
This, it is understood, will be ' two
scrips hieh and cover the space be-
tween the . Macon theatre and the
own square. , ; .
f On' West Main street, a business
building is to be erected by Will
lligdon, John Berry and Mark Dow
VNe on the site of the old Junaluska
V. If these three buildings go up
L1930, along with the usual number
M new residences which are annuallv
yi "ted here, the town will have had
Ja mH st steady growth.
t De6ite opposition from many-quar
. ters, TiHs still possible that a . new
(county jail may be built during the
coming year. Pavement of streets is
' being carried on. Old buildings have
"-en dismantled. f
'red . Sloan, county agent, plans
merous activities in farm work for
)30. At present he is working on
'e program for the coming year, and
fill have important announcements
o make in this conection early , in
, At AUnian's Store
The Social Service committee of the
. Young Matrons', Missionary society
) has a communitv chest at Miss Mary
; Allman's stor?."" Mrs. Gaud Russell
.harge of the chest and will be
glaTTthe doctors and forestry serv
ice men will inform her - of needy
casc3 for clothes, shoes, books, or
t The forestry service men whose
-work takes them out, in to the moun
tains and into very township find
conditions in many, homes that dis
tress thent Information about any
of the less fortunate will be first
hand, and cjire will be taken to di
rect all efforts in the. right direc
tion. Clothing, shoes, toys, books, or
food for the j-om-ntmity,., chest will
he q:uv receive ! bv i' c " Social
Service superintendent. ,, incrc arc
many tovs . t
laid aside that wou
stnas for little boys or
ous as your -own.
Service r """ittce h:
' Mrs. Tim Pr
fry, Mrs. viley K - .
Tndcrgrass. Mrs. Keia
Emory Iltmnicutt, Jr.
Wild Cat Killed
v. With Dare Hands
J. H. Mincey, of the Rabbit Creek
vicinity of Macon, reports that his
son, Virichoe Mincey, killed a wild
cat last week with his bare hands.
Hearing a commotion in the chick
en house, Virchoe went to investigate.
When he entered the door of the
structure he . was attacked by a medi
um size wild cat which sprang , at
him. Wrapping his arms about the
animal, Mincey twisted its neck until
the bone snapped,
Oil till J AILED
Two Others Charged With
Larceny of Hogs In
' .. Nantahala
Uylesses Sanders was captured early
Thursday morning on the Georgia
road .with eight gallons of liquor by
Deputy Fred Cabe. Trial was before
George Mallonee, justice of the peace,
Sanders was bound over to court and
made bond for his appearance.
James Bartlett and Roy Mason were
jailed, here last week for larceny of
hogs in Nantahala township. The ar
rest was made by Deputy John Wilson
on Saturday 14. Trial was before J.
B. Mason in Nantahala township.
Bonds were fixed at $500 each. Neith
er of the two men were able to fur
nish the required bonds.
BEATS FRANKLIN ;
f eated the basketball team of . Frank
lin high school here last Thursday
night by , the score of 24-8. The
Georgia boys easily won the game,
and showed that they had had more
practice. Better team work was dis
played by the Rabun county five,
Franklin's line-up included Wilkes
at center, Fouts and Dalrymple at
the forward . positions, and Hauser
and Sutton as guards. John Mc
Collum substituted for Hauser, and
Woodrow Teague for Fouts. ,
Mcssers. L. F. Lance and John
Barnes made a business trip to Cash
iers, Friday. !
Messrs. Dewitt Franks and Theo
dore Rogers of' Cueso, were visiting
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Rogers, Sunday.
Mr. R. C. Morgan, of Bessie, was
the guest of Mr. Edgar Miller, Sun
day. . -,.
..Mr. and Mrs. Bert Tilson were
visiting Mrs. Tilson's mother, Mrs. J.
L. Rogers, of Walnut Creek, Friday
Last Thursday Mrs. Margaret Rog
ers celebrated her 90th birthday,
Those of her children that were pres
ent; were: Mrs. T. R. Zachary, of
Cashiers ;. Mrs. T. B. Crunkleton,
Mrs. S. ,H. Crunkleton, of Highlands;
Mr. W. T. Rogers, of Dillard, Ga.;
Mr. Ben Rogers and her sister. Mrs
Lydia Beal, of Highlands. There were
also several of her grandchildren
present. , . , . "
Miss Elizabeth ' Womack visited
Mr. Vance DeHart Sunday, evening.
Mrs. John DeHart came to the
candy drawing at Mr. Floyd Ramsey's
Saturday night. .
Mr. Samuel Ramsey went to meet
Mrs. Pauline Cook went up to her
mother's, Mrs. Vance DeHart Mon
day, morning. ; ,
Frances Solesbee and Nell Ramsey
visited Mrs. Vance DeHart Sunday
Mrs. Pearl Ramsey's mother is
visiting her now.
' . Cullasaja, N. C, Dec. 7, 1929.
Dear Santa Claus: I am a little
baby, girl, nine months old. I can
say ma-ma and da-da. I want for
Christmas, a little doll, a rocking
chair and some candy and oranges,
m Your little girl, Joyce Ramey.
Shookville, N. C, Dec. if,, 1.
Dear Santa; I'l ,e brir i: ?
ster'n shovel, a 1 err, 5
.BONDS WILL BE
TAKEN UP BY 1866
Raleigh, Dec. 13. With the third
largest grots bonded debt in the
United States, the State of North
Carolina will have taken up all of
her' present Outstanding bonds by
1SS8, provided the state is able to
meet her obligations as the . bonds
mature and provided the state debt
is not increased to any great ex
tent in the interim.
The Raleigh Times, in a story
based on figures compiled for it by
W. F. Moody, deputy state treas
urer, and O. M. Jones, senior ac
counting clerk in the office of the
state treasurer, fays that bonds
now outstanding against the State
of North Carolina total $165,340,'
000, and that this indebtedness is
only exceeded by , the states of
New York and Illinois.
LlOUilT All"! DE',7
Harris Objects to Governor
Gardner at North
, Lyles Harris, editor of The Press,
attended the "North Carolina"' supper
given by Governorj 0. Max Gardner
at the executive mansion in Raleigh
last Thursday night in honor of the
Council of State and, the North Caro:
Una, Press association. Mr. Harris was
the only editor west of Buncombe
county jn attendance.
. Products ' of North Carolina were
used 'exclusively at the supper. Mr.
ilarrtsT'in'-antf forf oHiplTOlir-tWs
section of the State, reports that he
objected to . the governor because a
certain dewy product of our mountain
coves was not in evidence on the
tables. This was a slam on .the moun
tain section, thinks Mr. Harris.
A writer in the Raleigh News and
Observer accuses some of the coun
try editors of trying to leave their
hats and coats with the receiving line.
The reporter claims that many of the
editors did not come properly attired
for the event. He declares that the
editors got suspicious' when some oi
them could not locate their hats and
coats after they were readyto leave.
And he asserts that the silverware
was checked at the mansion as soon
as the guests had departed.
The editor of The Press wants this
writer to know that a man cannot
be expected to push a Chevrolet auto
mobile 300 miles over the mountains
and the Piedmont section, and then
attend a supper in spic and span
formal dress. . -
And more than that, the editor of
The Press came home with , his own
hat and coat, which he says is good
evidence that he did not leave th
with the receiving line. And as for
that charge about the silverware,
Editor Harris wants the people of
the State to know that it was hard
enough to get back home without
weighting down his Chevrolet with
knives and forks.
Baptist W. M. S. Elects
Officers for 1930
The ladies of the Franklin Baptist
W. M. S. met at the church last
Wednesday for an all day meeting,
to observe, the week of prayer, to
make offerings for Chinese missions,
and tc elect officers for the coming
year. The offering was not so large
as desired. The attendance was good
and the spirit was excellent. The fol
lowing officers were elected: Mrs.
Frank Murray, president; Mrs. John
Moore, vice-presijdent; Mrs. Maude
Blaine, treasurer ; Mrs. W. I,. Higdon.
secretary. ' Some local work in behalf
of the pastorium has been done by
the W. M. S.. The ladies of the
church will meet at the home of Mrs.
Rochester next Thursday at 3 ,p. m.
Cars will leave 'the church at fifteen
minutes to three, Thursday afternoon,
to take all to the home of Mrs. Ro
chester who have no conveyance
All women of the church are in
vited to attend the W. M, S. and aid
the women in the work of spreading
the gospel of the kingdom.
The women have contributed hberal
" "to the canend fruit offering to
:v;i Collegiate Institute. The total
r Will amount to about forty
s in value. This should bcrr-
. ill the annual report to 'head-
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To Last 2 Weeks
Classes were brought to a close
early last Friday in the Franklin
high school x and. Franklin graded
school. A two weeks vacation began
with the closing of the school doors
on that, day. Teachers left last week
for their homes to spend the holidays
with their own families. Students
from outside of Franklin have also
left for the vacation period.
Classes will start again on January
6. The basketball schedule will run
through the winter, season, and after
the reopening" of school next month,
a number of games are to be played
on the court at the high school, it
LAST CIIAKCE TO
Rates Advance To $2 A
The Press carries only four pages
this week in order to give the office
force a vacation. Beginning next
week with the first issue of the new
year, from 12 to 16 pages will be
carried in each edition. News of the
latest happenings from all parts of
the county wills be featured every
week. Improvement in the regular
departments of the paper now carried
will be made from time to time.
Care in makeup and in printing will
be more rigidly enforced. The paper)
is to be .issued on tune. Subscription
rates, as previously announced, wiM
advance from $1.50 to $2 on Jan. 1. '
During the remaining days of De
cember subscriptions will still be re
ceived" at-the-old Tateof-$l .50r"Mafiy
old subscribers are taking advantage
of this rate to save 50 cents on a re
newal. New subscriptions are also be
ing received m large numbers at this
The following members of the
Franklin Baptist church have gradu
ated with creditable marks in the book
called the Standard Sunday school ;
Fannie Womack, Flora Wilkie, Lou
ise Bingham, Mrs. Alice Childers, E.
B. DeHart, Mrs. E. B. DeHart, Mrs.
O. C. Bryant, Mrs. John Moore, Mrs.
Maude Blaine, Herman Childers, Mrs.
Charlotte Peek, Jewel Alice Lee,
Charlotte Conly, Merl Peek, Velma
Peek, Frank I. Murray, Walter M.
Lee, Fred Childers, Johnny. Rogers.
The above book is the fundamental
book in thje new administration course
of the Southern Baptist Sunday
school board of Nashville. Tenn.
The church was filled at both,
morning and evening services. The
congregations have been growing for
the last month. .
The story hour for the little ones
is being well handled by Misses Gras
ty and Moore. Several parents at
tend the story hour and take their
The Intermediate B. Y. P. U. will
put on a pageant at the evening hour
Mrs. Oscar Bryant was sick and
could not play the piano at the serv
ices. Jewel Alice Lee took her place.
A budget committee was appointed
by the pastor on 'vote of the church.
It consists of Frank Murray, R. G.
Stewart, W. L. Higdon, Alex Moore,
John Moore and J. H. Stockton.
Mrs. S. A. Harris sang a solo at
the morning service. Every word
could be understood. It. had a fine
A beautiful quartet was sung at the
evening service. The regular quartet
consisting of Messrs. Geo. Carpenter
(Continued on page four)
FIRST VACATION IN
FIFTEEN YEARS IS
TAKEN BY STREET
James W. Street, foreman of the
Press Print Shop, is taking what he
claims is his first vacation in fifteen
years. In .August, 4914, Mr. Street
had his-last vacation while working
in an Atlanta printing office. For 12
years he has been on the job at
Franklin, He has made up thousands
of pages of type matter for The
Press; during that time.
"'Major Harris gave me a two weeks
vacation once," says Mr. Street, but
I was only out of the office five full
days on that vacation, and they were
not consecutive day?." .
This week Mr. Street is vacationing
in Atlanta Whtrc ' 4 can't he cr.llcd
: a "or-f
Total of 209 Subscription
Are Turned In by
CLASS RECORD GOOD
Money on Commissions To
Be Used on Junior- -yl
Senior Banquet fjj
Ending a successful subscription
drive last Friday, the Junior class' of
the Franklin high school closed the
Contest with the Red team, captained
by Miss Virginia Calloway, slightly
in the lead of the Blue team, headed .
by Miss Mary Jacob.
The records at The Pre89 office ;
tfrcdit the Reds with 108 subscription
and the Blues with 101. This point
to the closeness of the race between
the two teams. It was a nip and
tuck affair through the entire period'
of the contest, with the final results
in doubt until the last day.
One or two of the contestants se
cured as many as 15 or 20 subscrip
tions. The subscriptions were not
limited to Macon county, The Juniors
wrote to out of town subscribers or f
iU3pcvis, ictciviug replies in many
cases authorizing the contestant to
enter a new or renewal.
The commissions for the Junior 1
ciass amount to approximately il
the students receiving one-fourth of '
the total amount collected. The. ex
penses of the" Junior-Senior banquet
will be paid from this. The Juniors
are pleased with the results of the '
contest and have asked thatv all who
subscribed be thanked through The .
Press. -. ;,; ' i ' f
We, as Juniors, are thanking th?
people for their co-opration with us
in ntir Prea romnaio-n Tf ,n vnie-
talc? navp hpf n mA , unll f .
more than glad to right them.
"Juniors of the Franklin High SchooL '
Miss Betty Sloan, daughter of Mrs.
Will Sloan of Franklin, has been se
lected to attend a conference of stu
dent government representatives of
the colleges of the United States at
Leland Stanford university in Cali
fornia during the latter part of De-
Miss Sloan is president of the stu
dent government council at N. C C
W. She is also vice-president of stu
dent government council of Southern
colleges. She left for Leland Stan
ford last Sunday morning, and is ex
pected to return to N. C. C. W. about
(By Welter M. Lee)
Ambrose Conley came to Macoa'
section ninety years ago, about 1839.
He was father of seven sons. Hii
wife was Miss Margaret Alexander
and they came from Burke county.
They settled in Cartoogechaye town
ship. '' The old house was located
eight miles from Franklin' on the
Murphy road. His first granddaughtt
er is still living and is a competent
nurse. She has been nursing in the
best homes of the county for twenty
one years. Ambrose" Conley was
shoemaker and it was often so cold
when he was ' working that when he
poured out boiling water, it turned -to
ice immediately. It was cold times
upon Cartoogechaye. One old lady
il.i, tj i...... it.
says inai 11 is tuiu u.-n:niy up mere '
The Gillespies also were early , set
tlers. Uncle John Gillespie was notei
for hunting and killing all kinds of
varmints, so says a contemporary. lie
killed deer, panthers, foxes, coons.
wildcats, turkeys. They used to eat
ground hogs on , Cartoogechaye. v'Aa
old settler says they are better than
coons. . ,
Directions for cooking a grounl
nop;; rirsi caicn ... ine prouna ' no.
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