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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1930
FraoiMiii) hamrabelr -off CBiminn)eirce : Flans ike Perfected
Satisfactory Progress Being
- Made On County Roads
Amount of Funds Available
Is First Consideration
of Road Building
3 PHASE PROPOSITION
Hornblende, Easily Quarried
, Material, Being Used
v For Surface
Mr. Ghas.' Teague,- county road
supervisor Yor Macon county, reports
very satisfactory progress is being
made on the road work ot the coun
ty. There was, and still is, much
planning and arranging for the bet
terment of the roads of the county.
His plan is, says Mr.. Teague, to try
to proceed along a co-ordinated line
of procedure so that' three main
things may be accomplished. ' First,
there are emergency jobs that have
to be taken care of. Second, the up
keep of existing roads to as good a
condition as they are at present is
a necessity. Third, new construc
tion must go on, and fourth, what
new construction that is undertaken
must be done with the view always
to the future needs and procedure.
Always, says Mr. Teague, the most
ample- consideration must - ne given
th. of anv and alL .work . done.
first consideration. The second is
wuwum v ...v,.. .
the quality of road required, and
the third is the importance of the
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road, Dotn now ana in me near iu
ture. . in its relation to other roads.
Up to date-there have, been built,
in the most urgent places aDout lour
or five miles of rock macadem road.
It was found that the regular hard
stone would cost up to $2,000.00 per
mile and at this rate it would be a
long time before there would be
enough money available to give road
service ' to an appreciable number of
tax payers because of the fact that
there is riot enough money available.
In the face of this necessity, Mr.
- Teague set about to try to find a
cheaper and more suitable material.
He found this on the old Jones proo
erty on the Georgia road. It is a d'e
cayed hornblende that is very "easy
to quarry and is, at the same time
a very suitable material which to
make an all-weather surface on many
of the county roads.
Cullasaia Council Jr.
O. U. A. M. to Have
Open Social Meeting
Cullasaja Council Jr. O. U. A, M.
of Franklin will have on Thursday,
Sept. 11 at 8 p'clock p. m., an open
door .social meeting to the six other
Councils of Macon county. Refresh--.,ments
and side degree work will be
(' he entertainment for the evening and
a large number of visitors will attend
King College to Put on
BRISTOL, TennVVa., bept. J.-wng
Colleee will undertake this fall a cam
paign to raise $500,000' to complete
its standardization fund, it was an
nounced here this week by Dr. Tilden
Scherer, president of the college, and
J. H. McCuc, president of the Board
The movement is to be known as
the 'Campaign of Completion" and is
to get under way at once throughout
' the Presbyterian Synod of 'Appalachian
among the college alumni and among
friends oi tne mbuiuuuu cvujvyuuv.
1 The funds are needed for endow
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HURRAH FOR MACON
1 was born in Buncombe County ;
Partly reared in bwain;
Now I live in Macon
Where. I hope to remain..
PUPILS WHO MADE
THE BEST GRADES
FOR H.'S. ENTRANCE
On Saturday, Aug. 23 one hun
dred and twenty-five children from
all parts of the county took the
high school entrance test at Frank
lin. The fallowing ranked the
Earl Anderson of Slagle school
stood first. Edith Rhodes of Rain
bow Spi nigs school and Lois Hen
derson of Pine Grove school were
second, while . Hal Welch of Burn
ingtown school and May Belle
Bryant of Oak Dale school held
third place. .
School Bus Is
Added To Fleet
An additional school bus service was
put on Highway No. 28 this week for
the accommodation of high school stu
dents living as far as McCoy's store
on Cullasaja. Mr. John Corbin has
the contract to operate this bus.
7 The";state la w,"" regarding thersaf -ety-of
schoof busses on the highways;
Lot ?cno' Misses-on me mgnways; ;.
f special ituutst ui ouuciuueuu ivi. u.
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Full stop before passing standing
Par. 172. It is a misdemeanor fui
the operator of any motor vehicle to
pass or attempt to pass any public
school bus while it is standing upot.
arty public road and taking on or
putting off schol children without firs;
bringing the motor vehicle to a ful.
stop at least fifty feet from the bus.
The penalty is a fine of not to exceed
$50.00 or imprisonment not to exceed
30 days. (C S., Sec. 2621f).
Prof. Billings states that any re
ported infringement of this law that
is reported to him will be prosecuted
to the fullest extent possible under
Franklin Consolidated schools open
ed last Monday with a large enroll
ment. The large number of candi
dates for enrollment in the first grade
is much larger than was expected
and is taxing the teaching force and
the seating accomodations to the full
est. Prof. Houk has been reluctantly
compelled to turn away all children
that are not fully qualified as to age.
The number of students entering
the high school department is also
larger than expected. The. total en
rollment in all departments will be
right around eight hundred against
'ast year's total "of. seven hundred and
An improvement has been made in
the arrangement of teaching the va
rious subjects. The teachers of the
various subjects will . meet the dif
ferent classes in the .subject. 'in -which-the
teacher is best qualified tp tearh.
This will mean that that there will
be several teachers appearing before
epch class' each day. This is con
sidered the most efficient method be
cause it gives the students an op
portunity to meet different teachers
with the opportunity to have their
subjects presented in the very best
manner with the very best desirable
benefit of differing viewpoints, it is
Construction of Ashear
Building on Main St.
The new building on Main street
is being rapidly erected. Mr. Ashear
states thai it will only be a period
of approximately three( weeks till he
will be in a position to give for
publicity, the complete details con
cerning the new structure,
(Continued on page 8, col. 3)
CONE BACK HERE
Commodore Barron Ex
presses Delight With
After a. few daysin Franklin in
vestigating the possibilities of the
Nantahala Club, Inc., Commodore
John Barron has returned to his home
in New York. While here he ex
pressed himself as delighted with the
location of the club on Buck Creek
on the line between Macon and Clay
counties. On leaving for Jew York
the Commodore stated that he will
return to Franklin about September
11. He expressed confidence that
there will, be no trouble in putting
over the club on plans more or less
as outlined in recent news dispatches.
The Commodore was highly delighted
with the scenery of Western North
Carolina. He also expressed great
pleasure with the reception accorded
him by the Franklin people.
JUDGE SUTTON OF
William Moody,; 1 9, Seeking
To Give the Judge A
Ride Hits Him
SYLVA, Aug. 31-George W. Sut
ton, judge of Jackson county re
corder's court and prominent as a
lawyer and a leader in the Republican
party, was killed tonight near the
western limits of Sylva, when struck
by an automobile.
William Moody, 19, of Sylva, driver
of the automobile, was taken to a
hospital suffering from severe nerv
ous shock. No charges . have been
brought against him.
Mr. Sutton died the instant he was
struck. Both arms, both legs and hi?
back were broken and his skull was
crushed. , His son, Richard, 18, who
was with him at the time, escaped
The judge and his son were walk
ing along the road when young
Moody' passed them in his automobile,
headed toward Dillsboro. With Moody
was P. W. Kincaid, Jr. Moody turn
ed his car around and started back
down the road with the intention of
giving Mr. Sutton and his son a ride
back to Sylva. As they approached,
Moody was said to have been blinded
by the lights of a small car driven
by Theodore Dill, of Sylva, and to
have been unable to see the two men
in the road until after his car had
struck Mr. Sutton. The left head
light and fender were damaged by
the impact. Mr. Sutton' Was dead. be
fore, he could be moved.
Mr. Sutton was a native of Jack
son county and prominent in affairs
of ( the Republican party in Wester:!
North Carolina. He served Jackson
county in the North Carolina General
Assembly some years ago ,and wa
serving his second term as judge 'of
county court. 1
He was the senior member of .'the
law firm of .Sutton and Still well. Hs
partner ' was E. P. Stillwell. his b-oth -er-in-law.
He-was a member of the
Sylva Masonic lodge as well as a
member of the board of deacons n;
the' First Baptist church of Svlva, 1
a leader in affairs of the denomina
tion in this" section.
Surviving are his father. Mitchell
Sutton, of Green's Creek; the widow,
Mrs. Sadie Stillwell Sutton, four chil
dren. Richard, Alviii, Lillian and Hat
tie Hilda Sutton, and several broth
ers and sisters, all of whom live in
Jackson county. Ashville Citizen.'
DR. J. C. OWENS VISITS HERE
Dr. J. C. Owens, former pastor of
the Franklin Baptist church, and now
located at Easlev. S C. was visiting
old friends at' Franklin last week.
Try a. Want Ad for RESULTS!
BISHOP DENNY TO
HOLD SERVICE AT
Bishop Denny of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, preached
two sermons in Franklin last Sun
day. In the .forenoon he held
services at the Methodist church
and in the afternoon in 'the Baptist
church; Large congregations were
out both morning and evening to
hear the interesting bishop.
Next Sunday the bishop will
preach at the Methodist church at
the morning hour. Every one who
heard Bishop Denny last Sunday
will be glad to learn. of the oppor
tunity to hear him again. Franklin
congregations arc always glad of
the chance to hear Bishop Denny
and all of Franklin feels highly
honored whenever they have such
distinguished men as Bishop Denny
to come here.
Bobby Jones Visiting
Highlands Golf Club
"""Bobby Jones, the world's most noted
golfer, Mrs. Jones,, thclr tw Is'vew
children,' and -M-rn.t-M yy-p'-JT.
Jones, Sr., arrived in Highlands late
Friday afternoon, by motor, from At
Bobby will give an exhibition match
on the Highlands Estates Golf course
Saturday afternoon, September 6, at
2:30 o'clock. The public is invited
to watch him play on that date.
In a foursome playing Saturday
Bobby made a score of sixty-six,
thirty-three on each nine" holes. Par
is seventy on this course. Playing
with Bobby were Charles Black, Jr..
Carleton Y. , Smith, and R. P. Jones,
Bobby has shown a preference for
Highlands as a summer, resort in
that he possesses one of the most
beautiful and picturesque sites at
Highlands Estates. This lot is di
rectly opposite the club house on a
wooded, key jutting out into the love
ly little lake. He will build on this
site at an early date.
Bobby expects to be here for 'about
two weeks with his family and Mr.
and Mrs. Jones, Sr., practicing on
the Highlands Estates golf course for
his September tournament.
Mr. Jones' two attractive children,
Bobby and Clara, seem to be enjoying
their stay at the club to the utmost-.
Little Bobby stated his intention of
becoming a big golfer like his dad.
Both chlidren seem to be very en
thusiastic about minature golf.
Quite a number of Mr. Jones'
friends arc here, with .him, including
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Black, Jr., and
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Black, Sr.
Rotarians From Texas
Visits Franklin Club
Rotarians Estes and Fulton from
Tyler, Texas had lunch at the Frank
lin club at the regular meeting last
Wednesday. They were both greatly
impressed with this section, and its
wonderful climate. ,
Mr. Estes, in speaking to the local
Rotarians, said that he had traveled
extensively both in this country and
abroad,, but never had seen any
scenery that seemed to him to be
quite "so beautiful as that found in
this section. He was greatly taken
with the climate also.
Visits Macon County For
First Time In 27 Years
Mrs. I. T. Smith of Shawnee, Okla.,
and little grandson, Jack Cambron
have returned to Franklin for a
month's . visit among relatives an-'
friends. Mrs. Smith is a native of
Macon county and is a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Sanders. This
is the first viist of Mrs. Smith to
Macon county in twenty-seven years.
For October 3
Will Discuss Detailed Plans
For Civic Development
of Macon County
Members Are Especially
Requested To Be
The general plan is to install, va
rious committees to handle each prop
osition. There will be a membership
committee, a - social committee, an
educational committee, an agricultural
committee, a town improvement com
mittee, and son on.. These com
mittees will be appointed and dis
pensed with as the occasion arises.
On the third Jf October there will
be a mass meeting in the way of a
banquet to discuss all these plans
and the 'details of getting them over.
If is said that heretofore there has
been too much left to the. board of
directors and there has been too litle
publicity given to the workings of
the chamber of commerce in a -way
that it easily became common know
ledge,, . '. As on e .member ?f the -beard
said -at -the meeting;- "thre " is not
From the rural sections Messersi
Carl Slagle, Bob Cabe, Lawrence
Ramsy, 'Clyde West, Elias Ammons,
Chas. Henderson, and Mr. Alex Moore
have been asked to give their ser
vice to the work of community ac
tion as typified by the chamber of
The ladies who are on the board
are Mesdames, C. ,C. Noyes, Mark
Dowdle, Steve Porter, John Daven
port, .W. B. McGuirc, and Fred Johns
ton. These are the executive com
mittee of the woman's club.
The directors of the chamber of
commerce particularly request that
everyone give some thought to this
question of community . building be
tween now and the meeting that is set
for October the third. Some of the
things that will come up for dis
cussion are: (
Advertising, street widening, Grade
A milk, traffic regulation in the town,
street lighting, county road paving,
railroad rates, telegraph service.
It is pointed out that there will
be no time wasted in high powered
oratory at the coming meeting, but all
time and energy will be applied to
trying to get down to brass tacks
for the good of all concerned. Also
it is turther pointed out that it. is
imperative to make every reasonable
endeavor to "put ourselves on the
map" if we arc to go forward.
Miss Behre Gives Recital;
'It is seldom that in a small town
one has an opportunity of hearing
such music as was offered by Miss
Edwinc Behre in her recital at the
school house fast.. Friday t::'.r':t., a fact
which was fully .appreciated' Ly her
verv enthusiastic audience:
Her ' program was., varied, including
chapins, preludes, a number of selec
tions from the modern school' of mus
ic, and1 closing with a sonata, by,
Beethoven which won perhaps the
greatest applause of all. . !
Jn each instance, her interpretation
was marvelous and she held her audi
ence spellbound. ' '
If one Should he inclined to believe
that the "cunning process" has de
stroyed music as an art, Friday night's
performance should have reassured
them. She is not dead, but iust
The recital was attended by a num
ber, of visitors from Asheville and ,
Atldhta as well as our nearer sister,
towns, some of whom came just for
the recital, returning the next day.
Miss Behre left Saturday for New
Orleans1 where she will spend some
weeks visiting her parents before
returning tu New York.
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