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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1933
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Highvay No. 28 To Be Paved
After Grading Is Completed
Delegates From Franklin
, And HSfrnland. Visit
J. G. Stikeleather
..The Asheville Times of October 4
gave an account of a visit made by
certain Macon county men to the
highway commission office in Ashe
ville the other day. The body of the
Story carried by The Times is "sub
stantially correct, bitt Jhe; headlines
nvere very misleading. We were not
there to dicker with Commissioner
Stikeleather about "grading" anybody's
road anywhere, but to talk with him
about paving Highway . No, 28' bt
tween Franklin and Highlands.
; And as the spokesman of the Frank
lin delegation I will say that your
committee got a royal 4 reception and
most courteous and considerate treat
ment at the: hands of Mr. Stikeleather.
"Work. is to begin in December on the
Lamb mountain between here and
Highlands, the crusher to be placed
near theHenry Robertson camp five
or six miles this , side of Highlands
and the paving done both ways from
To Hard-Surfac Hyeville Road
We were also given to understand
"by CommissioneryStikeleather that he
tvs going to hardr-surface the Hayes
ville road, at the earliest possible mom
ent. We now pass on to Press read
ers .the article as appeared in The
"day that 'the Nk uTradingUigh
way No. ' 28, between Franklin and
Sapphire would probably be completed
at the end of this year and that the
paving would follow during the spring.
This work is ' being done from the
district force account; ,
.The announcement followed a con
ference in Asheville, Friday, between
Mr. Stikeleather and the following:
the Rev. Caleb A. Ridley, editor of
The Franklin Press; Will F. Curtis,
managing editor of The Press; W.
L. and Fred Higdon, of Franklin, and
Henry 'G. Robertson and W. S. Davis,
of Highlands. . Mr. Stikeltather as
sured the delegation that the comple
tion of the highway would be carried
out as rapidly as funds became avail
Anxious To Complete No. 28
The commissioner Friday explained
why. the highway commission was
anxious to complete No. 28. This road
is a part of the 4,200 system, set aiide
several years ago for federal aid. No
new roads may be eligible for federal
aid until the 4,200 miles are completed.
Of the original system, only about 100
miles are uncompleted, but this work
entails the construction of a number
of bridges and the laying of pave
ment. In order to rush the old program
to a completion so that many miles
of other highways may be put under
federal aid, R. A.. Doughton, chairman
of ( the commission, has recommended
that the entire equalization fund this
year be devoted to a completion of
the old federal aid system.
It is 40 miles from Franklin to
Sapphire. A considerable portion of
the road has already been completed.
Highlands is between the two towns
and the residents of the resort are
extremely anxious to see the project
completed at an early date.
The social entertainment given by
Cullasaja Council No. 158, Jr. O. U.
A. M. to the Juniors of Macon coun
ty which was to be held in the court
house at Franklin on October 9 has
been' postponed until October 16 on
account of the district meeting to be
held at Sylva this Thursday evening
when State Councilor E. V. Harris
with other state officers -will pay Dis
trict No. 1 a visit. There will be a
large number of Juniors representing
Macon county at Sylva for this dis
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CAMERON MORRISON TO SPEAlC
Former Governor Cameron' Morri
son will address the citizens of Jack
son county at 2 p. m. in the graded
school auditorium in Sylva, Saturday;
Oct. 11.' Public cordially invited
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UF LQ5ar 5ei
Is Home Again
Dr. Edgar Angel, who for the past
three years has been connected with
Jefferson hospital and Medical college
of Philadelphia, either a student or
physician, is home again and associat
ed with - his brother, Dr. Furman
Angel, at Angel Brothers' hospital. .
Dr. Angel has served two years as
intern at Jefferson hospital and from
the first of June until the first' of
October as parent physician of the
It will be remembered by friends of
Dr. Angel that he was the youngest
man in his graduating class some
three years ago and that he won the
Potter Prize for general excellence
$250 in gold.
We welcome Dr. Angel home again!
There will be a social meeting jf
Cullasaja Council on October 16 with
Jack Stribling presiding.
OPENING ODE, 7:30 P. M.
Welcome Address Mayor Geo. B.
A Junior's Obligation to our Govern
ment Prof. T. G.' Harbison .
Schools-Prof.'G.' L. Ilouk "
Our Orphans J. B. Elmore
Side" DegrceGeo. Mallonee, Master
Suspensions R. D. Sisk
Reinstatements J. Frank Ray, Jr.
Side Degree R. D. Sisk, Master
Introduction, District Deputy -No. 1
Introduction, Cullasaja's Councilor
Where will we meet during Novem
Banquet At Andrews
The annual associational banquet for
the Macon, Tennessee River, West
Liberty and Western North Carolina
B. Y. P. U. associations is to be held
at the Baptist church, Andrews at
7 o'clock Wednesday night, Oct. 15?
This is an urgent request to you per
sonally that you allow nothing less
than a providential cause to keep you
Regional Officers . Martin England
and Miss Esther Gibbs, Miss Rickett
and Secretary Ivey will be on hand
to aid in conferences and in mapping
out a program of ,work for the year
and seeking to inspire our hearts to
greater endeavors. '
Those invited are k pastors, associ i
tiorial officers, general officers, presi
dents of senior and. adult unions, lead
ers and sponsors of junior and inteiv
mediate unions. : . . .
We have been requested to an
nounce in The Press that there will
be a Home-Coming gathering on next
Sunday, Oct. 12, at Peasant Hill
Dr. Caleb Ridley is expected to be
the speaker of . the day, as well as
Rev. Geo. R. Cloer, pastor of Pleas
ant Hill Baptist church. Mr. E. B
DeHart will give the address of wel
' Friends and relatives residing in
other counties are invited to .attend
this Home-Coming gathering.
Important That Xou
The registration ldoks for each
township were opened last Satur
day and will be open -three more
Saturdays. Books will be open al
each precinct on these days. You
may register any day through the
week if you find the registrar.
Those who hav.nt already reg
istered will do so if you aim to
vote in the comine election.
P.-T.A. HOLDS 1ST
Association To Co-operate
With State and Secure
TO PRESENT PAINTING
Secretary Outlines Plans To
Help Mothers, Teachers
Th first P.-kT. A. meeting of the
year was' held in the school audi
torium Friday at 3:30. It seemed ap
propriate that the opening number
should be . the song "Our P.-T. A.,"
led by Mrs. Peek with Mrs. Macon
at the piano.
Among the many items of business
considered two seemed more interest
ing than the others the decision of
the P.-T. A. to co-operate with the
state and secure the $150 worth of
books for the library, and the presen
tation of a' fine painting to the gram
Miss Rachel Davis, the newly elect
ed secretary of the grade mothers,
outlined very briefly -some of her
plans to help mothers, teachers and
children; and she is to use the picture
in this work as seems best.
The closing numbeY was a reading
by Mrs. layman. Higdon. ,xShe; made
this "witty plea- for a normal child
Kiau it?-.iid.ve '.i-. ensure ti meeiinx
the teachers andv versa.
Picliciia To Hold
Next Sunday morning," October 12,
ReV C. M. Pickens, the presiding el
der of the Waynesville district, will
preach at the Methodist church. He
will also administer Holy Communion
at this ervice. It is hoped that a
large congregation will be present to
hear Mr. Pickens.
At 7:30 p. m. a union service will
be held with the Baptist church. The
service will be held in the Methodist
church and Dr. Abernethy will preach
the sermon. On Surtday evening, Oc
tober 19, another union service will be
held in the Baptist church with Mr.
The Epworth leagues will meet
promptly at 6:45 p. m. Mr.- Ervin
will be in charge of the Senior Ep
worth league program, and will talk
oh the Epworth league motto, "All For
Christ." All the young people of the
church' are cordially invited to attend
this young people's service and also
the evening service at which Dr.
At 3 o'clock the regular service will
be held at Carson's Chapel with Mr,
Ervin preaching. V
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Senior B. Y. P. U. To
Give Program Sunday
About 75 were at B. Y. P. U. last
Sunday night. It is hoped that the
attendance can be doubled. There i3
a place and a job fqr every church
member, in B. Y. P. U-. It will train
you for better service in every re
spect. There are five departments. Every
officer and member is working for
a better B. Y. P. U. Bring1 your
children and let Miss Ghrasty tell
them interesting Bible stories while
you listen to a good program in the
Sunday night the Seniors will disr
cuss, before the entire organization:
"The Progress a Church Makes
Through a B. Y. P. U.," "The Value
of a B.'Y. P. tJ. to the Individual,"
"The' Value of a B. Y. P.' U. to the
Church," "How a Church is strength
ened Through a B. Y. P. U."
The Seniors are giving a marsh
mallow roast at Lake Avondale Sat
urday night at 6:30 for the football
Every man, woman and child in
Macon county should read The Press.
All the news first hand. -
Murphy Chief of Police Killed;
2 Deputies. 2 Bandits Wounded
To Visit Region
Mr. Robert Y. Stuart, the forester
having general supervision over all of
the National Forests in the United
States and outlying possessions, is
expected to pay, this region a visit in
compan with Joseph C. Kirchtr, re
gional forester of the -Eastern United
States; It is expected that Arthur
A. Wood, the local forest supervisor,
will meet these two forest officials at
Brevard on ..the evening of October
16, and on the 17 show them over
the Nantahala National forest.
The foresters, both of whose head
quarters are in Washington, D. G, are
interested in looking over the approx
imately 80,000 acres of land 'that is
being considered for purchase to add
to the Nantahala National (pre;.t.
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Seeking To 'Get By'
Is Cause of Crime
George Ross Pou, of the North
Carolina State prison, has been quoted
as saying, what, if true, should open
the eyes of folks everywhere ; for
conditions in North Carolina are not
different from- conditions elsewhere.
Mr. Pou Says:
.-"Crime'-is increasing. There is no
newmt nhmit'. it. We wt nraofMJAcv
prisoners " sentenced,' their youthful
ness and 'their attitude toward life.
The population- fo the State prison
has increased one hundred and sixty
two -per cent in seven years.
"The greatest cause of crime, as we
see it here, from our daily study and
observation of prisoners, is the appar
ent breaking down of all respect for
authority or restraint in other words,
the home has failed to do its work.
Parent have not taught children the
proper conception of other people's
rights," says Mr. Pou. "The idea of
the present generation and most of
our prisoners now are less than 21
years old, many only in their teens
is to 'get by.'
Seek To "Get By"
"The general belief of the majority
of the boys and .some girls that we
get here is that, anything is all right
as long as it can be 'goten by with.'
The trouble started first at home
when these boys and girls were mere
youngstersgetting by, with father
and mother. Then later in school
they tried to see how much they could
'get by' with; then after they get out
of school, they' try to 'get by' again
and it is usually in trying to 'gttby'
without working that they corner to
us here at the prison."
Modern Education In Danger of Losing
Reverence for God and Loyalty to Flag
(By Dr. Caleb A. Ridley)
In this short article we arc sum
ming up the salient facts set forth
in what has hitherto been written on
the general theme of education. We
do so in the hope that at least some
of the people have read what has
America and American civilization,
and Constitutional human liberty, will
live and; flourish only so long as our
public school system lives and flour
ishes. The fathers were far-sighted,
almost prophetic", in laying the edu
cational cornerstones for our Repub
lic, and while the schools which they
established taught only the primary
elements of learning, they included
two things which modern education is
in danger of losing, to the hurt of
every citizen ; these two things were
reverence for" God and loyalty to the
flag. "''-"''f' ' '
These men were lackftrg irf facilities
but long on-faith. They had but few
books but they mastered them. Lou
houses became to them veritable ves
tibules to Learning's Imperial Temple.
They cultivated flowers and became
botanists. They studied the heavens
and became astronomers, often seeing
beyond the stars. If our modern
school system produced comparative
Bandits Tie Postmaster of
Coker Creek To Tree
9 Miles From P. O.
Our sister city of Murphy is in
mourning; its chief ot police dead;
two deputy sheriffs mortally wounded;
and two of three bandits shot and
captured while a third one is being
pursued by bloodhounds.
The bandits were halted on .informa
tion from the officers of Coker Creek
Tennessee, who copnected them with
a Post Office robery at that place.
Chief Carringer iwas shot through
the heart; policeman Leathcrwood
was shot through the lung and is
now in Angel Brothers hospital here.
Officer Savage of Murphy was shot
in the arm, but pressed the battle to
The Postmaster at Coker Creek was
carried nine miles into the country and
tied to a tree and left. He managed
to free himself and give the alarm.'
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Nantahala District of
National Forest Divided
Tht Nantahala district, formerly
embracing all thetNantahala National
forest land in NoMh Carolina, has
been divided into the Nantahala and
Wayah Ranger districts. The Wayah
district will have all the lands lying
east of the Nantahala. Divide, except
building at Franklin with Don Young
in charge. "
The Nantahala district will contain
the Forest service land of ' the Nan
tahala Divide and Wesser creek.
Headquarters for this district will re
main in Andrews with Z. B. Byrd
NEW ROAD OPENED
At a meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners held this week
a new road was passed upon and.
ordered opened in the Flats district
lying along the boundary between
North Carolina and Georgia. The
road will connect with the Dillard
Highlands highway at H. D. Burnett's
and furnish good road connections
for both Highlands and Franklin.
Macons Board of Commissioners
is composed of J. O. Harrison, chair
man, C. H. McClure, W. D. Barnard,
and J. H. Stockton, Register of Deeds.
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The Macon County B. Y. P. U.
association will have its first meeting
at the Franklin Baptist church on
Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p. m. The presi
dent would like to have every officer
and pastor present to plan your work
and get your literature.
results according to its increased fa
cilities, it would be the educational
wonder of the world : but it does not.
Even our public schools impress one
as being mercenary out after the dol
lar of the banker and the dime of the
orphan: fees, charges, extras, this,
that and the other, until thousands
of ppor children cannot go.
Lacking Vision, People Perish
The eyes of the whole world ant
today on America, watching, waiting
to see if she will yet commercialize
her public school she has commer
cialized most everything else. Learn
ing must be acquired at considerable
expense of both time and money, and
promises no immediate returns; and
Americans expect pay.-every Saturday ,
night. Because Rome could not see
wherein she would 'be benefitted,
either in politics or material prosper
ity by education, she allowed her
schools to die, and with this death
struggle came the damnation of
Rome. Had the Roman Empire known
that real schools are the greatest
producers of wealth on earth, she
would have maintained them at any
cost : and yet, lacking vision the
Schools pay dividends all down the
long lane of the years; but our .
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