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INVESTIGATE MACGII COUNTY I ' .
HEART OF A MOUNTAIN 'EMPIRE RIPE FOR DEVELOPMENT
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY. JANUARY 9, 1333
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State Is Elated
Will Be Delivered To Gov
ernment About Jan
uary 11 "
FETES ARE PLANNED
Initial Gift To Be Enlarged
To 428,003 Acres
Asheville, N. C, Jan. 9.-The west
ern section of North Carolina has
greeted with enthusiasm the an
nouncement that the first area of the
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
will be deeded to the United States
government within the next week.
Marking the culmination of years of
! effort on the part of earnest ' leaders
in the project, the Park will become
a "reality when the initial 150,000 acres
of wild mountain land are placed in
the keeping, of the Federal govern
ment. Deeds to this part of the Great
Smoky region wil be ready for de
livery on or about January 11, ac
cording to officials of the North
Carolina" National Park Commission.
The acceptance by the United States
of the' first area will mark the be
ginning of the actual existence of the
Great Smoky t mountains as:: a national
park under government ownership and
administration. It will also be the
completion of nearly a decade of la
bor toward the completion of .the
park project, in which the people of
Tennessee and North Carolina have
In celebration of " the presentation
nf !' initial area to the United
States, a number of cities and towns
near the park borders in Western
North Carolina are planning fetes
and jubilations. One million dollars
in private subscriptions toward the
purchase of the land, was contributed
bv the residents of Western North
Carolina and Eastern Tennessee and
interest in the completion of the park
as a national reservation is very keen
in this section.
The initial gift of 150,000 acres will
be enlarged to include 428,000 acres
as rapidly as the land can be pur
chased. The ultimate, area of the
park as planned will include 700,000
acres of virgin timber, high moun
tains and some of the most pictur
esque and impressive scenery to be
found any where in North America
When purchased the ' park area will
represent the investment of $10,000,000
of which $1,000,000 has been contn
buted from private sources, $4,000,000
by the State of North Carolina and
Tennessee and $5,000,000 by the
Bonds Are Fixed At $503
.ach After Preliminary
At - a preliminary hearing before
Magistrate George Mallonee on.Mon
day afternoon, Charles Waldroop and
Clyde Ledford, charged with' assault
ing Bryan Setser, deputy sheriff, were
bound over to the next term of
superior .court on bonds of $500 each,
After preliminary evidence, lawyers
for Waldroop" and Ledford waived
further inquiry into the case, and
bonds for the defendants were fixed,
Setser charges that he was as
saulted by Waldroop and Ledford on
Christmas eve . while he' was return-
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ONE MAN, AUTO;
AND 48 GALLONS ;
Forty-eight gallons tf moonshine
whiskey, a man, and an automobile
are what Deputy Shetiff Fred
Cabe has to show for last Thurs
day morning's work.
The man arrested, H. S. Rush,
who states he is from' Asheville,
was taken at a point six miles
south of Franklin on the Georgia
highway near the Morrison school.
He was jailed here, but states that
he, expects to make bond shortly.
The automobile in which Rush
was driving, is the same that was
captured by officers several , weeks
ago near Canton when it was being
used by other whiskey runners, ac
cording to Sheriff C. L. Ingram.
It was resold. A Georgia license
was on the car.
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No. 28 To , Be: Hardsurf aced
Eight Mifcs Toward
A corps . of engineers1 arrived in
Franklin on Monday to survey! the
seven or eight miles of highway No.
28 between here and the foot of the
mountain 'in the , direction of ; High
lands, preparatory to letting the con
tract for surfacing this stretch.
It is understood that small sections
of the highway may be relocated be-
1WrCoel8--'pwed. The engi
neers here this week will complete
the survey by Saturday, it is report
ed. The contract for surfacing this
stretch is to be let February 7, ac
cording to information received here
this week. Surfacing will probably
be completed this summer. The ad'
ditional portion of No. 28 between
Franklin and Highlands is to have a
S. C. Austin heads the engineers
who arrived this week. The other
members of the party are E. B.
Gibbs, C. R. Fuller, F. F. Menell, W
S. McNeal, B. E. Reeves, and R. B.
BALANCED RATION F
Laying Masb Is Also Pro
duced By Mixing Pro-
"We bought 20 bushels of oats this
morning.". - '
Bert Slagle was speaking.
"In the last two months we have
bought about 1200 bushels of corn
from Macon, county farmers."
Slagle was still speaking.
A year ago, BerC Slagle started
a small ' grist mill and feed mill in
the rear of the Nantahala . creamery,
of which he is manager. He began
the project largely for experimen
tal purposes. Last month a new build
ing f was ?completedf tin ivhich "more
adequate machinery is housed. The
new feed mill, which Mr, Slagle op
erates with the help of his brother,
Charles, ' has a feed capacity of 300
bushels, or " 10 tons daily.
A smalt, gasoline engine was used
to pull the old machinery, but in
the new building, electric motors have
been installed to pull both the grist
mill and the feed mill. After study-
J ing local conditions while operating
Of Smoky Mountain Park
Railroad Co. Considers New
Route From Tenn.
into n; C.
People of Franklin, Rabun
Gap and Walhalla
The outlook for an extension of
the Southern railway from 'Maryville,
Tenn., to North Carolina and the
coast seems to be better : than for
some , time, according, to a news ' ar
ticle in the Maryville Enterprise. A
change in the, route in, that part of
Tennessee, south of . Maryville is1' be'
ing considered, states the article.. The
re-routing of this part of the . line,
however, would not affect the; route
to be taken through vthis state. Be
low is the article i the Mary
ville paper:. 1
"It has been found that the cost
of construction of a road from the
neighborhood ; of " Chilhowee .; into
North Carolina will be very great.
In looking around for a less expen
sive plan the Southern considered
the roadbed of the Babcock Land and.
river below Chilhowee. and goes into:
Jeffries. There would be changes in
the route and some of the grader
would need to be; reduced, but the'
Babcock roadbed, seemed to meet the1
Southern's apjiroVal, in part at' least!
avauaoie as to wnetner the com
panies have reached an agreement,
but it is known that" the Southern is
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seriously considering the move.
"The people of Franklin, N. C,
Rabun Gap, Ga., and Walhalla, S.
C, are deeply interested in the de-
veiopments. wnere tne southern is
concerned because they all want to
be on the extension, which will make
them all "through line" towns as it
will make of Maryville.
down county will receive more
benefit from the extension if it is
built through , on this side of the
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MILL IS TURM
the smaller equipment, Mr. Slagle
was able to decide as to the space
and equipment needed for furnishing
feed to the county on a commercial
Approximately 75 bushels of feedj
material has been ground, daily dur-i
ing the last few weeks,' but the mill
has a capacity of 300 bushels a day
when dry material is used and con
ditions are normal. -
A dairy feed mixture and a poultry
feed mixture "are prepared at the
mill. These mixtures eqable farmers
to secure a balanced ration for cat
tle and poultry. The dairy feed is
mixed with' the purpose in mind oj
giving milk i cows . the ingredients
needed, for the production of rich
milk in maximum quantities. This
feed is produced by mixing 400
pounds of corn meal 300 pounds of
cotton seed meal, 200 pounds of bran,
100 pounds of ground oats, and 10
pounds of salt.
The poultry feed, or laying mash,
is designed to give hens the ration
needed for the maximum production
BUT WHO COULD
GET BY WITH 13
GALLONS OF IT?
Some men "are not superstitious
enough to bother about unlucky
signs, unlucky numbers, or omens
that foretell impending distasters.
Some men are not, but now and
then they get jerked off their feet,
and learn to respect these signs
Lex Cunningham, of Rabun coun
ty, Georgia, , started for Sylva, N.
C, last Sunday morning with 13
gallons of choice North Georgia
moonshine liquor. He passed safe
ly along his way through Frank-:
lin where the officers have a repu
tation for taking unto themselves
men, autos, and whiskey found to
gether. But five miles beyond this town,
Cunningham was stopped by Depu
ty Fred , Cabe, brought back to
Franklin and lodged in the county
jail. He is the son of Kirk Cun
ningham, the prisoner states.
Oil UN I0LUD
Judson Rogers is Victim of
Wreck; George Bur
ground wheat, 100 pounds ground oats
(hulls screened out), 100 pounds wheat
bran 100 pounds; meat scraps, 10
pounds powdered charcoal, 10 pounds
ground limestone, and 5 pounds table
salt. ..;' ,
This enables dairymen and poultry
men of the county to secure a bal
anced ration from local products. The
materials for these feeds are pur
chased locally, prepared locally where
the mixing of the parts can be ob
served, and 1 sold locally at saying
to the purchasers. 'Dairymen, cattle
raisers, . and poultrymcn of the coun
ty have expressed gratification over
The Slagles are also handling chick
ens in connection with their- work.
These chickens are fed meal from
the mill and buttermilk from the
creamery. A bigger - poultry market
is afforded by this arrangement.
Two Thousand Men May Be
Uisd Before End of
RAILROAD IS PUSHED
Line Expected To Be Com
pleted Within Two
Months j, ,fi
The Nantahala Light and .Power
company, subsidiary of the Aluminum
Company of America, has begun work
near Beechers in this county which
bids fair to continue for several years,
according to news reaching Franklin
Two large compressed air drills are
being put in operation on the rail
road. Two steam shovels are also
pushing the grade through the cliffs
of the Nantahala gorge toward
Aquone. , .
At the dam site, the coffer dam
is almost finished. The railway tres
tle crossing the river near Nantahala
station will be completed in a few
days, and track laying on the new
road will begin soon.
Work on the transmission line from
Andrews to the new dam site is go
ing forward rapidly, as is also work
on the incline to the mouth of the
tunnel. Both are, scheduled ,to be
finished by January 15. Then work
on the eight-mile tunnel which wZl
connect the dam with the power
house near the village will be begun
and pushed night and day until com
Contracts have been let to two
different construction companies for
the building of the dam and of the
railroad. According to officials labor
ers will be added as needed. At, the.
end of the coming summer probably,
a total of 2000 men will be employe!
in the various activities having to do
with the project.
The railroad is slated to be finished
in two months, according to state
ments from beechers. This will
mean that a large force of worlctnja
with modern machinery will be eta-
ployed in the very near future if the
railroad is to be completed in se
short a time.
. The railroad will be worked from
both ends of the line in order to
make more rapid progress. With the
completion of the line material can
then be laid down at the site of the
dam for construction purposes, v
Clay County Asks Maces
Officials To Help
About 25 farmers attended the
county-wide meeting of the Macon
division of the National Grange held
in the Woodmen of the World hall
here last Saturday afternoon. All
present, after seeing more into the
workings of the Grange, expressed
themselves as agreeably surprised and
pleased with the prospecti of the or
ganization's usefullness to the imme
diate community. -: ' : "' ;!'
Miss Elizabeth Kelly, deputy nation
al master, instructed members in tb
secret works of the order after she
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