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INVESTIGATE MACON COUNTY
HEART OF A MOUNTAIN EMPIRE RIPE FOR DEVELOPMENT
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY. 23, 1930
Water Barrier In Neighbor
ing County May Be
World's Largest .
TO BE 425 FEET HIGH
If Constructed Will Back
Water 15 Miles Up
. An engineering project as colossal
in magnitude as either the Boulder or
Muscle Shoals dams was started a
few days ago by the Tallassee Power
company, subsidiary of the American
Aluminum company, when engineers
of this company were ordered to run
a flow line from the location of the
proposed Fontana dam that will de
termine the area to be covered by a
lake, formed by .one of the highest
dams in the world that is to be con
structed at this point if ; the facts
found by the survey prove satisfac
tory to the chief engineers of the
company.- . . . ,v. -
If the results of this survey turn
out as expected, a massive concrete
dam will be1 erected at a point on the
Little Tennessee River two miles be
low Fontana in Swain county that
will tower four hundred and twenty
five feet ! high from the bed of the
river to a point high on the side of a
great stone mountain that forms a
part of the Great Smoky range and
has its crest; at the divide which
forms the boundary line between
Tennessee and North" Carolina."
This" huge dam will take the place
of two other' projects that , have been
planned and talked about for the past
fifteen years and will be the source
of a combined power equal to that
generated by the proposed Fontana
dam and the two power projects that
were to be erected on the Tennessee
and Tuckaseegee rivers above Al
mond and Bushnell in Swain county.
This dam will form a lake that will
reach to a point well within the city
limits of Bryson City on the Tucka
seegee river and that will back water
far up the Tennessee river from
where the two rivers join at Bushnell.
i Travelling over the surface; of the
lake that will be formed by this great
dam, it will be possible to start, at
Bryson City in i a speed boat and
travel thirty-seven miles before be
ing halted by the giant structure,
From the junction of the rivers at
Bushnell the ' lake will reach to a
point some fifteen or more miles up
the Tennessee river, and the shore
line around the entire lake will be
several hundred miles.
' For any one knowing the geological
structure of the country through
which this, one of the greatest in
land lakes in America will be formed,
it is easy to visualize the beauty and
grandeur that will -take form as this
great lake fills with crystal clear
water from the mountain streams of
Western North Carolina and mirrors
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FISH FRY REQUISITIONS COME
TO LOCAL FORESTRY OFFICES
Applications for Fish Should
.r Be Filed By Sat-
urday, Jan. 25
Requisitions for fish fry from the
Federal Hatchery at Erwin, Tenn.,
are now in the local forestry office,
announces John B. Byrne, technical
assistant 'to the supervisor of the
. Any one desiring fry should call at
the office by Saturday, Jan. 25, and
'leave his name. Fish will be deliver
ed to Franklin free of charge. De
liveries will be made during April.
. AH applications filed at the local for
estry' offices -will be filled in the
- No strings are' attached to the dis
COMMUNITY DINNER SCHEDULED FOR 7:30
FRIDAY NIGHT AT SCOTT GRIFFIN HOTEL
HAS BEEN MADE
Seven ; basketball games have
been scheduled by Franklin in ad
dition to the three that have been
played, announces Coach W. B.
Kesler. Four of these will be play
ed at Franklin. The schedule fol
lows: , '. ' v "-" '
Jan. 22- Rabun Gap at Franklin.
Jan. 24 Almond at Almond.
Jan. 31 S. C. I. at Franklin. v -.
Feb. 7 Sylv'a High at Sylva.
: Feb. 'IS Demprest at Franklin.
Feb. 28 Sylva at Franklin.
Score Is 9-8; Almond Girls
Defeat Franklin Girls
In a ' game that appeared to be
Almohd's during ' the first half of
the contest Franklin came from be
hind last Friday' night in the second
period and won a basketball game
for the first time .- this season. The
score was 9-8. ' The Franklin girls'
team lost to the Almond girls' team
oh the " same nigtil" by the score' of
33-30.-1 Both games were played on
the court in the' local high school
The Almond boys started with, h
rush that enabled them to score six
points before Franklin could tally. At
the end of the half Almond was
In the final half Franklin held Al-'"P
mond scoreless. Two minutes before
the close of the game,' however, Al
mond was still leading by one point.
Then a shot by Dalrymple gave
Franklin a one point lead which won
the game. Hauser had previously
scored a free throw which accounted'
for the first of the three points'
scored by the local team in the . last
Franklin's line-up Boys : Teague
and Dalrymple, ' forwards; x Wilkes,
center; Sutton and McCollum, guards;
Hauser substituted for McCollum.
Girls : Ray and Teague, forwards ;
Franks, center forward; Ray, Tessier
and Angel guards ; Calloway substi
tuted as guard. , .
ISSUES A SPECIAL
In its edition for Jan. 16, the Clay
ton Tribune carries 18 pages devoted
to the early history of R'abun coun
ty, and to the history of Clayton's
schools, civic organizations, banks, and
businesses. Feature material devoted
to Rabun county also appears in the
edition. The pages scarry ' many pic
tures of the county's leading citizens.
tribution of the frys, but' all , who
intend applying are urged to build
rearing 1 pools, and have them ready
by the time the fish arrive. It was
pointed out by Mr. Byrne that the
greatest loss from rearing the fry is
caused from putting them directly in
to the streams before they have
grown to a size of about three inch
Specifications for rearing pools can
be obtained from Game Warden Jess
Slagle or Ranger Z. B. Byrd. Con
crete pools can be constructed for
approximately $40. Satisfactory wood
en pools cost as low as' $15. A con
crete pool is said to be a splendid
investment for a community desiring
to 'restock its streams.
Merchant Advertised Three
Times a Year; "Couldn't
Afford That" .
Crusty Jones was a merchant in a
small town about the size, of Frank
lin who used to advertise, in the coun
ty paper three times a year once
just before Christmas, once just be
fore the Fourth of July, and once
for a reason unknown.
When it rained, Crusty said 'twas
no use to advertise because people
couldn't get to town. When trade
was dull, Crusty said advertising
didn't , pay because the people had no
money. When the weather was fair,
Crusty said, "Well, : I reckon I'll
jest let 'er ride this week, and take
an add, some time later."
As a matter, of fact, Crusty "could
n't afford to advertise much." Some
people can't, afford gas for, their auto
mobiles, in which case they , don't
need the. automobile. .The same thing
was true about Crusty and his store:
he didn't , need his place of business
Crusty, didn't know that people must
go ort trading whether it rains or
shines. : . People must eat, must buy
fuel and clothing, implements of labor
and repair, in spite of weather con
ditions, If Crusty had been progfes
sive, he d have advertised raincoats
and umbrellas during the wet spell.
If Crusty had known that intelli
gent , advertising is the best of all
business builders, he'd have drummed
trade with advertising during the
slack spells; and when business was
fair to middlin' Crusty could have
made it better with a sprinkling of
Have you ever noticed how consist
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MEN IN COLLISION
FOR EACH OTHER
Jess Thompson, who lives a short
distance east of Franklin, and Elmer
Brown, who lives near Otto, '-collided
in ' their automobiles opposite the
Franklin school buildings last Satur
day, after which Thompson and
Brown swore out warrants tor , each
other. . "'
Thompson's car is reported to have
been damaged to a considerable ex
tent, one fender haying been torn off
and the other smashed. The body of
his car is said to have been badly
bent. According to Thompson, Brown
promised to put up the money neces
sary for repairs. When Brown failed
to do this, Thompson took out a war
rant for him. Brown then retailated
by issuing a warrant for Thompson.
The warrants were served by Dep
uty Frank Norton, and trial has been
set for Saturday afternoon.
TEST IS GIVEN TO
On Saturday, , January 11, twenty
sijeth and seventh grade pupils from
rural schools, who , were unable to
reach Franklin when the ' regular, test
was given, December 21, were given
a standard test under the same con
ditions as those governing the test of
December 21. Out of the 20 taking
the test, 16 were standard or above.
The number of each child passing the
test is given below.
Seventh grade: 1 3 7 9
- 19 - 2 - 14 - 15 - 16 10.
Sixth grade: 6 17- 13 20
11 12. ' " ; '
These pupils will be admitted "to the
grade irt which they belong any time
this term they may care to enter the
Franklin graded school. V
IN CONTEST PUSH
Cullasaja Council No. 158, Jr. O.
U. A. M., reports 40 new members
in a membership drive begun by
the lodge last December and which
is to last until Jan. 31. The mem
bership " of the local council is
divided into two . teams, one head
ed by Frank f I. Murray, and the
other by Jack Stribling. The teams
have been running such a tight
race that it is 'not known just now
which is n the lead.
At the close of the contest the
losing squad will give a supper to
the winners, at which the entire
membership of the lodge will be
expected to have wives or sweet
hearts as guests.
Two Local Boys Also Are
Candidates For Gradua-
tion - '.ii':'
Three Franklin girls are listed
among the 274 candidates for degrees
in the ' 1930 class at North Carolina
College for Women. These three can
didates are Miss Timoxena Crawford,
daughter of . Mr, and Mrs. Lee Crawford;-
-Miss Orar J Sue Hunnicutt,
daughter of Mr. ' and Mrs. E. S.
Hunnicutt; and Miss' Betty Sloan,
daughter of Mrs. Will Sloan and the
late Will Sloan. ". -
Two Franklin boys will also grad
uate from North Carolina colleges this
spring. William McGuire, son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. McGuire, will
graduate from Davidson college. Wil
liam Higdon, son of W. H. Higdon,
and the late Emma Higdon, will grad
uate from the University of North
Miss Sloan, who is president of the
student, government body at N.' C. C.
W. and vice-president of the student
government council of Southern col
leges was selected to attend the con
ference of the National Student Fed
eration of America held early in Jan
uary at Stanford university.
William McGuire has represented
Davidson college on debating teams
during his student career.
inulae, from home grow n
Dairy Feed, per huij
Poultry Feed (layin
These Feeds are madd
dients only and are guaraj
We. grind corn meal, d
other grain feeds to orded
Cotton Seed Mi
" We are in the market f
up to our capacity . for std
The above feeds are s
livered at the Nantahala CI
TO GET DEGREES
M A aTT A U A I A
TO BE PRESS!!
Stikeleather and Weede To
Be Speakers At
Out-of-Towners Are Also
Invited To Attend
Scventy;five or 80 people have sig
nified their intention of. being present
at Franklin's all-community dinner, to
be held at 7:30 o'clock Friday night
in the Scott Griffin hotel. Some of
these have already sent in the price
of one or more banquet plates in or
der to reserve a place for themselves.,
Fred L. Weede, of the Asheville
Chamber of Commerce, will be pres
ent as a speaker for the evening.
James Stikeleather, district highway;
commissioner, and others from Ashe
ville, will also be among the guests.'
An error' in the community' ban-:
quet coupon printed last ; week , gave
the price per plate as ,$1.00. .The
charge is only 75 cents per plate,
and those who have already paid
$1.00 have 25 cents coming back to
them, state the sponsors of . the din-
ner. inc cuupun is ucuig (.cynuLcu
this week, with the correction made,
and may be used conveniently by any
who have not yet made reservations
The town dinner is not exclusively
for residents of Franklin. Any one
outside of town who desires to comb
is cordially invited, it is stated by
those who are responsible for the
undertaking. The affair is for all
who are interested in forwarding any
project for the betterment of the
town and county. ;
To T. W. Angel, Sr., goes the
credit for originating the idea of the
gathering. Mr. Angel saw the need
of better ' understanding and fuller
co-operation among the business and
professional residents of the towni
He broached the idea to others and
found favorable response. The Joines
Motor and Tractor company, W. Cv
Cunningham, the Scott Griffin hotel,
and the Franklin Press have joined
actively in working for the affair.
jAny of these will accept reservations
Aside from the spirit of co-opera-
!tion the dinner is expected to instill
among citizens of the town, certain,
specific needs are to be pushed by
this and similar gatherings. Listed
by Lylcs Harris, publisher of The
Press, these needs are : dispelling gof
the bogey of hard times, making arr
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S GO TO BRYSON
tier; trustees, W. E. Sanders, Frank
lin. Noah P. Seay. Bryson City:
Patriotic instructor, John Peyton,'
Whittier; historian, Henry C. Beck,
Smokemont; chaplain, Robert H..' Me-
Mahan, Wcsser; officer of the day,
Robert T. Phillips, Robbinsville; of
ficer of the guard, Henry T. Vine
gum,, Whittier; Sergeant major
Claude Calloway, Franklin ; quarter
master Sergcnat Fred Hurt, Franklin;
senior color sergeant, Thomas Hyde,
U3ryson City; junior color, sergeant,
Charley West, Franklin; musician, J.
N, Welch, Bryson . City. s.. ,
Meetings of the Wade Hayes Camp
jwill be held in Bryson City the sec-
bnd Saturday night in each month.
All veterans of the ' Spanish-Ameri
can War are urged to attend these
Jmeetings. Asheville Citizen. '
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