FRANKLIN. N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1930
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Federal Highway No. 19 Rerouted Over State Highway No. 285
Distance Between Ashevilfo
And Atlanta, Less By
WILL REMARK MAPS
Asheville-Franklin-Atlanta Route Becomes Federal Highway No. 19
Change Will Be Indicated
In New Publications
Federal Route No. 19, between
Dillsboro and Gainesville, 1 by way of
Bryson City, Andrews, Murphy and
Blairsville, has been changed to Fed
eral Route No. 23, and tha route
from Asheville by way of Dillsboro,
Franklin and Clayton to Gainesville
has been designated Federal Route
No. 19, according to news dispatches
from Raleigh, as an, announcement
given out by John D. Waldroop,
state highway' engineer.
. The two routes, as announced, take
the following courses : .
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Bluff City, Elizabethton and Elk
Park to North Carolina line, via
Cranberry, Minneapolis, Plum Tree,
Swiss. U. S. 19W, from Bluff City,
via Johnson City and Erwin, to
North Carolina line via Sioux to
Swiss. At Swiss U. S. 19; reunited,
continues via Asheville, Waynesville,
Sylva, leaving N. C. 10 at Dillsboro',
via Franklin to Georgia line. rnd v5a
Atlanta,. Thomasville, Ga.r and Tal
lahassee to St. Petersburg. Fla.
U. S. 23 Starting at Portsmouth,
Ohio, and via Ashland and Jenkins,
Ky., Wise and Big Stone Gap, Va.,
Kingsport, Johnson City and Erwin,
Tenn., to N. C. line via Sioux, Swiss,
Weaverville, Asheville, Waynesville,
Sylva,. taking the place of the pres
ent U. S." 19 at Dillsboro, via Bryson
City, Topton and Murphy to the
Georgia' line, and on to Atlanta.
On Monday Night
Miss Elizabeth Kelly, member 6f the
, Education Equalization board of North
Carolina, addressed the members of
the graduating class of nurses from
Angel Brothers' hospital at the Bap
tist .church here Monday ' night. This
is the second class to graduate from
the local hospital, the work required
for graduation representing three
years of training.
Dr. Grover Wilkes of Sylva pre
sented the hospital "pins to the nurses,
and Dr. T. H. Brabson. associate
surgeon at Angels', hospital, presented
diplomas to the , class. T. J. Johns
ton Franklin attorney, presided at
the exercises, and John ' E. Rickman
pronounced the ' invocation. ......
Nurses receiving diplomas were Hat
tie Burr Messer, Dorothy Iva Lee
Moore, "Mrs. Lelia Dryman Gibson,
and Christine Franks.
After the exercises a reception was
held ,at the nurses home for the
student nurses and their friends last
ing from 10 until 1, o'clock. Includ
ing the nurses about SO persons were
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Rotarians Hosts , . -
To Walhalla Club
The Franklin Rotary club enter
tained the Rotary club of Walhalla,
S. C, at a dinner here Thursday
in the Scott Griffin hotel. The pur
pose of the gathering was to pro
mote friendly :o-operation between
the towns represented by the two
clubs. Thirteen Rotarians from Wal
halla were in attendance.
T ttio' aftprrinon' the visitine R6-
tarians were carried on a motor tour
to, the summit of Wayah liald, a peak
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miles from Franklin, famous for , the
splendid view it' commands.
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ADVERTING IS GIVEH
Events Receive Publicity la
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Hundreds of people from all sec
tions fo Macon county and from sar-
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Carolina and North Georgia will at
tend the mammoth Fourth of July
celebration to be held here tomorrow.
Leading the events of the day will
be the air festival, featuring stunt
flying and dare-devil feats by Bonis
Rowe, parachute jumper and aerial
acrobat. Mr. Rowe reached Franklin
last Tuesday and states that he wl
give onlookers superthrills by hav
ing by his toes from the wings and
axles of the airplane piloted by Jim
my Krouskop. He will hang from
TH& ASHEyiLLF.-FRANKLIN.ATLANTA short .route has been designated
miitu iuuueuy tuuuwca me route Dy cryson uty, Murphy and Blairsville
have been cut from the Federal Highway by re-routing it by Franklin and
principal highways between Atlanta and Asheville.
as a link in Federal Highway No. 19
to Gainesville, Ga. Fifty-seven miles
Clayton. The map shows the three
Mayor of Franklin Elected
County Chairman of
George B. Patton, mayor of Frank
lin, was unanimously , elected chair
man of the Democratic party in Ma
con county at the Democratic con
vention hld in the court house at
Franklin on Saturday afternoon. Mrs.
Lassie Kelly Cunningham was unan
imously elected vice-chairman, and L.
B. Liner was unanimously elected sec
retary. Upon motion made, and duly second
ed the following successful candi
dates in; the recent county primary
were confirmed : W. A. Rogers, rep
resentative; A. B. Slagle, ' sheriff ;
Frank I. Murray, clerk of superior
court; C. Tom Bryson, register of
deeds; C, ,M. Moore, coroner; J. 0.
Harrison, W. D. Barnard and Walter
Gibson, county commissioners.
It was recommended by the con
ventionthat the representative elect
ed from Macon county choose three
of the following to compose the board
of education of, Macon county: Dr.
S. H. Lyle, W. L. Ramsey, Alex
Moore,' Miss. Charlotte Elliott, C. W.
Dowdle, J. R, Morrison, C. F'. Moody,
Carl Slagle. Lyle, Ramsey and Moore
constitute : the present', board.
The following delegates Were named
to attend the State Democratic con
vention in Raleigh on July 3: Miss
Charlotte Elliott, Miss Elizabeth Kel
ly, Mrs. Lassie Kelly Cunningham,
Mrs. Sallie Sellers, Frank I. Murray,
and J. L. Hauser. .
The convention gave a vote of
thanks to the outgoing chairman, W.
A. Norton, for his services to the
party during , the last, two years.
ATLANTA MAYOR HERE
. Mayor James L. Key, recently elect
ed mayor of Atlanta, was visiting
friends ;.in town last week. He ; ex
pressed -i himself as delighted with
Franklin's climate and scenery.
T. G. Harbison, Highlands bo
tanist, represented North Carolina
at the meeting of scientists of the
southern states in Highlands on
June 20 to 22 to formulate plans
for Jhe establishment of the High
lands Museum and Biological Lab
oratory, which, is to be partially
completed by the summer 'of 1931.
It is a matter of gratification to
Macon county to have furnished
North Carolina's representative at
this meeting. Prof. Harbison's
work and discoveries as a botanist
and sylviculturist are well known.
Parry-dise, Nikwasi Open;
Taukeetah To Start
On July 15
Judge H. L. Parry of Atlanta, own
er of Camp -Parry-dise at Highlands,
one of the better known girls' sum
mer camps of the Southeast, opened
the camp for the 1930 season on
Tuesday, July 1.
Camp Parry-dise is situated on Lit
tle Scaly mountain overlooking one
of the mountain views for which the
Highlands' country is famous. It is
located at an altitude higher than
that of any other, camp east of the
Mississippi river. Girls from many
southern states annually spend the
season htere. Judge Parry welcomes
interested visitors, provided arrange
ments for visits are made beforehand.
Camp. Nikwasi at Franklin,, one of
the two;, girls' camps located here,
opened for the season last Monday.
Miss Laura , M. Jones, owner and
director, states that the enrollment
this year is fairly large, and 'that the
names- of advisors and campers are
i soon Jo ber announced.
Miss Olive Patton, owner and di
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JAIL HILL BT
Annex Under Construction;
Compartments Made On
Endeavoring to meet the require
ments of state laws covering the
number of compartments necessary
for an approved , county jail, and
covering toilet and water facilities
necessary to . put a jail in sanitary
condition, the board of commission
ers of Macon county have ordered
that a one story annex be erected at
the rear and adjoining the present
jail. This lanriex will house the jail
kitchen and dining room. Work onl
the addition is already underway.
The outside of the jail has been re
modeled. A v six-inch concrete wall
has been erected on the outside with
a brick veneer finish outside the
concrete. With the erection of the
annex, two downstars rooms of the
jail will be available for compartments
for prisoners. This makes a total
of five compartments in the jail, as
required by law. In each of the com
partments, new concrete floors have
been laid, and runnings water and
toilet facilities are being installed.
The walls of all the rooms in the
jail are being replastered.
At the front of the upstars hall in
the jail a small 'room is being con
structed that can be used to confine
one prisoner. The work of complete
ly remodeling the jail will probably
be brought to a finish within three
Sixty-nine In County
The number of persons living in
Macon county and usually working
at a gainful occupation, who were
reported on the unemployment sched
ule as without a job, able to work, and
looking for a job,' was 69. These
figures are preliminary - and subject
to correction, and will be supplement
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pertorm his aeatn-detymg trapeza tzz
underneath the plane.
In a parachute jump on the after
noon of the Fourth, Mr. Rowe will
delay pulling the rip cord of the
parachute until he has fallen 15C9
feet below the airplane. In his jumps
here several weeks ago he fell 1CC3
feet before opening his parachute.
Mr. Rowe has been engaged In air
stunting for 13 years,, and has taken
part in moving picture thrillers, and
in pictures for the Pathe news service.
Mr. Rowe came to Franklin frost
Lenoir where he received injuries last
week in a parachute jump. He is re
covering rapidly and expects to be in
good shape for his stunts here next
Friday. In the parachute jump la
which he was. injured, the parachute
split after Mr. Rowe had opened it
following a drop of 1500 feet. The
result was that Mr. Rowe dropped
to the ground with unusual speed and
received severe bruises. .
' Three Planes
Mr. Krouskop, who arrived . in
Franklin with his plane last Monday,
states that a 14-year-old girl para
chute jumper, Mary Jackson of Ma
con,' Ga., parachute jumper, a relative,
will be here for the air festival un
less prevented by other plans. She
is expected to arrive on Thursday in
one of jthe two other airplanes which .
will join Krouskop's plane here on
the day preceding the Fourth. One
of these planes will be piloted by
Lt. George (Pop) , Keightley and the
other by Johnnie Moore, Mr. Rowe
states. Lyles Harris, editor of The
Press, will ride from Atlanta to
Franklin in one of these machines
Mr. Rowe was unable to secure Pil
ots Jimmy Culpepper and Paul Davis,
as previously stated, or a monoplane
because of the demand for these
pilots elsewhere, and because all
available monoplanes were desired in
other places on Independence Day.
Lt. Keightley has been flying for
the last 15 years. The three ships
to be here are licensed by the De
oartment of Commerce, and are handl
ed by good pilots. . ,
From Franklin, Rowe, Keightley,
and Krouskop will go to ths West
to fly for several Paramount pictures
featuring air stunts.
This Independence Day celebration
has been advertised as far south as
Gainesville, Ga., west ot Murphy, east
to Asheville, and southeast to Wal-'
halla, S. C. Jimmy Krouskop in . his
airplane has distributed thousands of.
circulars throughout . the territory
bounded by these cities, advertising
plans for the day.
The i Women's club will open the'
festivities of the day with an address
of welcome in the court house at
10 o'clock by Miss Elizabeth Kelly.
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