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INVESTIGATE MACON COUNTY
HEART OF A MOUNTAIN EMPIRE RIPE FOR DEVELOPMENT
FRANKLIN. N. C. THURSDAY, MAY 29, If 3D
Training Class Graduates
Eight; 106 Seventh
Commencement Sermon; Re
citals; Review Of School
Statistics Given ' -
Thirty-five high school seniors,
members of the Franklin high school
1930 graduating class, were awarded
diplomas at the close of the com
mencement exercises iii the high
school auditorium on Tuesday night.
The awards were made by Superin-
tendent G. 1 L. Houk. This ' was the
largest class ever to graduate from j
the local institution.
Eight students also graduated from
the teacher training department, hav
ing completed a course in normal
training given to high school gradu
ates who desire . tovenroll for the
work. Certificates were awarded
these students by M. D. Billings,
county superintendent of education.
One hundred and six seventh grade
students from schools in Macon coun
ty were awarded certificates for the
successful completion of the work of
the grammar grades. These certifi
cates were awarded by Prof. Houk.
These 106 pupils represent . the num-.
ber who passed the national . standard
test for seventh grade students out
of 132 in the county who took the
1 Three Prizes Awarded
Three prize awards were made to
seniors on Tuesday night, two for
scholastic records and one for an at
tendance record. Jessie Higdon was
awarded the, prize' for the highest
scholastic record made, during the
school year, ' her record being yl Ptr
cent The prize, a necklace, was
awarded by the Franklin. Millinery
company. Norman Blaine won the
prize offered by the Franklin Hard
ware company to the boy making the
highest scholastic record for the
year." Norman's average was 90
per cent, and the prize award
ed was a. watch. Rosalind Bulging
with a perfect attendance record tf
seven year s duration, during which
time she had neither been tardy nor
absent, was awarded a wrist watch
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FRANLKIN BOY MAKES
m FINE COLLEGE RECORD
William McGuire Is One Of
(By W. H. Matthew.)
DAVIDSON, May 28.-William Bul
gin McGuire, of Franklin, is one of
the most, prominent of the 104 mem
bers of the- senior class of Davidson
college who will receive their de
grees at the conclusion of the 94th
commencement exercise June 4. He
will receive a degree of Bachelor of
Arts in economics.
. Few men have gained so many hon
ors during their four' years at David
son as has Mr. McGuire. He has
been honored by election to both
0micron Delta Kappa, leadership fra-
I ternity, and Phi Beta Kappa, schol
astic organization, considered two of
the' highest honors "a student can win.
He. is one of the few members of
the class who have achieved both
these high honorary organizations. He
has been on the. honor roll each of
his four years, averaging 95 or over
in all of his scholastic work.
He has' been very active in student
government affairs, holding a niimber
of important posts. He was president
of the senior ... class this yearj , and
was a member of the student council
He was secretary-treasurer of the
junior class. He is a member of the
Y. M. C. A. cabinet, of the Forensic
council, being vice-president of the
latter organization; of the horjorary
fraternity council, of the editorial
staff of the Wildcat, handbook, and
was fraternity editor of Quips and
Cranks, the college year book. He is
a captian- in the Davidson R. O. T.
C. unit, and will receive a commis
sion as a second, lieutenant in the
reserve corps of the Army upon grad
Few men arc members of morc'hon
orary fraternities than Mr. -McGuire.
Among them arc Scabbard and -Blade",
military; Alpha Phi Epsilon, forensic;
and International Relations club, Be
sides the above mentioned, O. lp. K.,
and Phi Beta Kappa. He has! been
on the varsity debating team, Jnd is
a member of the Eumenean Ljerary
society. '. He is a member of P Kap
pa Alpha, social fraternity.
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G. L. HOUK (left) superintendent
and M. D. Billings, county superii
of whom , spoke at the graduating
close ' in the high school audito
Statistics, eloquently pointing to
in Macon county and in- the Fra
tioned in both talks and are rep
COUPLE ON VISIT
HERE FOR FIRST
TIME IN 74 YRS.
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Miles of
Cleveland, Ga., were in Franklin
last week just to see if the town
looked like it did 74 years ago.
Mrs. Miles was Miss Jane Guest
of Orange county. Her first trip
to Macon county was on a camp
ing trip during the summer of
1856 The stores here then were
owued by Uncle Jack Johnston and
Uncle Nath Allman." At that time
they bought goods in Charleston.
S. C, and it took six weeks to
make a market, trip.
Mrs. Miles said Franklin had
certainly changed since she saw it
seventy-four years ago.
Macon Students Are Among
Those In Races For
CULLOWHEE, May 20.-Miss Fan
nie Sue Rucker of Hartwell, Ga., was
today elected the best college citizen
among the women of Western Car
olina Teachers' college ... over Miss
Vera Jones of Cedar Mountain, N.
C, Conley Rogers of Candler, N.
C, was chosen as the best college
citizen among the men over George
Carpenter of Franklin. According
to President H". T. Hunter, the honor
conferred on these two students will
carry with it a cash prize off ten
dolars each to be awarded at the
graduating exercises. These prizes
have been given anonymously Ijy two
friends of the college., ,
The final election in which the en
tire student body and faculty -were
permitted to vote followed up the
primary election held - ?". week. This
election is in accordance with the
plan adopted this year by the college
which arranges for 'an honor roll and j
the selection of the best " all-round j
student among ' the men and women, j
The basis for nomination for this I
honor is -scholarship, 'leadership; par-j
ticipation, personality, moral force, and j
culture. The young ladies who were!
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permit doing. Although he did not
vote for the reconstruction work on
the jail, Mr. Harrison said that he
would stand by the majority of Me
commissioners in the plan.
"We have been threatened with
prosecution, and criticised from many
sources, but we can simply do our
duty under the circumstances that now
exist," Mr. Harrison' said.
WHO WILL WIN
MRS. LESTER CONLEY
L. J. MOSES
MARY L. PORTER
MRS. J. H. SHELLEY
box put in bah:;
All Returns Must Be In By
Five P. M. Monday
AUTO AWAITS OWNER
Finish Certain To Be Ex
citing; Speediest Candi
date To Win ' )
'Tis the coward that quits to mis
fortune; 'Tis the knave who .changes each
'Tis the fool who wins half the
Then throws all his chances away.
The time to win is when others
Discouraged, show traces of tire;
The battle is fought oh the home
nd won 'twixt the flag and the wire.
The winning votes!
That's what every candidate of The
ress? big prize campaign is after be-
Lveen now and 5 o'clock p. m., Mon-
ay, June 2.
Everything is set and ready for
le final dash to victory and only
iree days remain of the greatest
ibscription drive ever conducted by
ny newspaper in this section.
All is hustle and excitement among
ie busy candidates. Keyed to a
igh pitch and determined to snatch
ictory in the few hours that remain,
She candidates are fine-combing their
ome sections for the subscriptions
nd votes that will bring them won-
erful success and fabulous reward.
Realizing the proximity of the close,
js only natural to believe that every'
orfceris ioing' to strain a point to
take his or her total of vote just
s large as possible before the end
rrives. And when every possibility
exhausted they will call at. cam-
aign headquarters Monday at -5 p.
I m 1 '.
h., and deposit their reports m the
Wed box and await the final re-
Any One'a Race So Far
The winners of the big prizes can-
bt be predicted at the present time,
rr this is by far the most excitinjj
ice ever witnessed in this commun-
Several of the candidates hav de
loped unexpected strength on these
st, but all important days, and the
aders arc exerting themselves to
aintain their positions in the race.
Victory at this stage of the cam-
xign is as possible for one candidate
, another. The present relative vote
andings arc subject to such revolu-
onary changes that the outcome is
vpossible to forecast.
Car In Balance
Working under the new vote sched-
, t ' i - -it
le, many tnousands ot votes win oe
gained and these votes, perhaps will
be the very ones needed to change
the leadership in the race and decide
the ownership of the Chevrolet.
Candidates have been quick to real
ize the benefit to be gained by taking
advantage of this final vote offer,
and are now working with a new
Vigor.'. ' -
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