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VOLUME XLV FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1930 ' NUMBER FORTY-TWO
' FREE CLINICS IN SCHOOLS
Hundreds of Children of
Franklin and Highlands
Dr. Ernest Branch," director of the
Bureau of Mouth Hygiene at Raleigh,
with Dr. Pringle, dental surgeon of
the public health department, held
-clinics in the schools of Highlands
and Franklin this week.
Hundreds .of children had their
mouths examined and their teeth
corrected. The prdgress of the child
in .school as well as the child's general
health depend, in many cases, on the
condition of the teeth.
Dr. Branch, in "public lectures and
by charts' and photographs, instructs
the schools on the importance of the
work and Dr. Pringle does the actual
There are no charges for the work
and parents are almost culpable who
dq not see to it that their children's
teeth are put in first class condition.
' In North Carolina- last year there
were several thousand children who
failed to make their grades and it has
teen found by actual analysis of con
ditions that bad . teeth was the pre
Some of these vdays our Boards of
Education will . vote a small sum of
money each year with which to
lengthen out this clinic so that every
WATCH HER STEP
. fn a special from Bryson City to
The Citizen Mrs William Calhoun of
that city in addressing the Woman's
Club is reported as saying : 'That she
Tiad only seen one town dirtier than
Bryson City on her trip and that was
. in Mexico. She is chairman of the
civic department of, the Woman's
CluK and asked that 20 of the strong
est women in town, both mentally
and financially, act with her on this
committee. The work' that has been
done by Mrs. Calhoun in ' the civic
department has been outstanding.
The past summer she visited all the
smaller and less attractive places in
town, and through her efforts, every
one cleaned their premises ad plant
ed ilowers. She was instrumental in
planting 57 maple trees in the park
-ways and many places were beautified
by fier flowers."
Franklin boasts of its wonderful
yards, paved streets, good sidewalks,
flower gardens and back lots minus
Ae proverbial tin-can collection. See
to it that nobody nods over his or
ber firelock while an enemy piles up
Do like Roy Carpenter who appoint
i ed himself a committee of one to see
that his side of town was kept clean.
FATHER INSULTS SON
BY DEMANDING WORK
. The Asheville Citizen carries the
Claiming that his own son and his
son's boy friend wreaked vengeance
on him by killing his chickens and
destroying all the furnishings in his
home because he had demanded that
they work M. E. Walker, farmer of
Black. Mountain township procured
warrants for the arrest of the two.1
Walker told Magistrate C. P. Kerlee,
who issued the warrant that the son,
Elijah Walker, and the friend, Tom
Barnes, had been staying at his home.
He said he asked them to do some
work and upon their refusal to do so,
he told them they either could work
or could go elsewhere for bed and
He said they left but returned dur
ing his absence, killed all the chick
ens on the place, turned the family
carriage upside 'down, tore down a
fence and turned hogs into the corn,
and then went inside the house where
they wrecked the kitchen stove, beds
and other breakable furniture.
It is not'-easy for one who has
been in the boy-raising business to
place the blame in the above story.
At first glance it would seem like the
son was an ungrateful .wretch and al
together to blame; but do boys with
real sure 'nough daddys ever turn, out
(Cor.ib-'.tcd on pege eight)
Oct. 26 Set For
State Mission Day
Sunday, Oct. 26 has been designated
by the.OOO Baptist , churches of the
Southern Baptist convention as State
Mission Day. On this day it is ex
pected that a special program will be
gendered setting forth the work of
State Missions and a special offering
Dr. Charles E. Maddry, Raleigh,
general secretary of state missions of
North Carolina, has arranged a very
helpful and instructive program for
fhe schools, of this state. The title
is : ' "The Achievement of One Hun
dred Years" and is a brief but vivid
description of the work of the conven
tion from March 26, 1830, when, it was
organized in (irenville, N. C, with
seven preachers and seven laymen
present. From 7,500 Baptists in North
Carolina in 1830 the number has grown
to well over 397,000 white and 250,000
It is hoped by the leaders of the
denomination that a sum of $25,000
will be raised in North Carolina on
this . day to help to reduce the debt
and carry on the' work started.. If
each person enrolled in . the Baptist
contribute only tep cens, instead of
raising $25,000 a sum of more than
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the schools- west of AshevUr have. set
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Sylva who is iield worker for this
sectionf the state, states that--he
expects many more schools will adopt
this as a goal.
, The programs have already been
mailed out to the pastors .and super
intendents. If any have failed to get
one, they may be had by writing Per
ry Morgan, Recorder Building, Ral
eigh, or A. V. Washburn, Sylva.
AT ASBURY CHURCH
A large congregation was present'
at ' Asbury church Sunday morning,
hearing, 'The Cross and Adversity."
Rev. Farriss read the 5th Chapter
of James... "We know nothing of
God's Ap1ans for other worlds, but
Jesus on Calvary i forever the foun
dation of the church. And there may
be many texts, but only one vicarious
message, Christ and Him Crucified !
Life is in turmoil, npheaval, 'distress
of nations,' the darkest period in its
history staring us in ''the face. Why?
It is because we have not lifted Him
up before men! In trouble call upon
Him; it is not your cross but HIS
that saves and He that bears burdens.
In the wilderness, God said, 'Cast the
tree in the bitter water ; and it be
came sweet. 'The waters of Marah'
He yill sweeten, and you have no
cross of your own until you are His.
You have already broken- the law,
young, man; morality or even the
teachings of Jesus will not save. It
is a vital faith in th Blod of Christ.
'Are any merry? Rejoice. Any af
flicted?' Cast His cross in the water,
and life is sweet. Live in HIM now,
and what the world does not behold
in you will unfold like a flower when
He comes again. Through every con
dition, this-- is the church's hope, its
complete redemption after 'cross' days
are over !"
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Clarence S. Brown Again
At Scott Griffin Hotel
By special request The Press made
no reference last week to the change
of management at the Scott Griffin
hotel, and we find it better not to
know so much than to know so much
that isn't so.
The simple every day facts are that
Clarance S. Brown of Augusta, Ga.,
who holds a three-year lease on the
Scott Griffin and who had sub-let it
to McLester Brown of Hartwell, Ga.,
some five months ago just returned
and took the hotel back.
He may be planning to lease it to
someone else but at present he seems
very much at home among his friends.
The Scott Griffin is a good hotel and
Mr. Brown is a popular hotel man.
Franklin is delighted to have him
back where he belongs.
LOCAL C OF C TO
Luncheon Being Arranged
For Tourists; 200 Cars
Will Be In Line
North Carolina has joined Georgia
enthusiastically making plans for a
huge motorcade late in November to
mark the opening of the short route
highway between Atlanta and Ashe
ville, it was announced Saturday by
Frank T. Reynolds, chairman of the
Chamber of Commerce committee
which has charge of the tour.
J. H. Enwright, manager of the
George Vanderbilt Hotel at Asheville,
has accepted the responsibility of
North Carolina's part in the celebra
tion and will send an escort to the
Georgia line to meet the Atlanta tour
The Chamber of Commerce at
Franklin, N. C, is planning a big
welcome for the tourists and a lunch
eon will be arranged for that point.
The night will be spent in Asheville.
More than a score of cars already
have been entered from Atlanta, and
it is expected that 200 or more will
be in line when the dates and de
tails of plans are announced.
The Prior Tire company, - Inc., of'
Atlanta, will send a tire service car
for the tourists?
vide an all-paved road, by this route
from Quebec to Miami.- 'Jit As expect
ed that the work' will be finished by
the last week in November. Atlanta
PORTER ASKED TO
IN BIG MOTORCADE
As a bit of general information
we are publishing below a letter
which is self-explantory. Mr. J. A.
Porter has been asked to represent
Macon county in this Atlanta-Ashe-ville
motorcade and those who can
and will go are asked to confer with
The letter follows:
Asheville, N. C, Oct. 3, 1930.
Mr. J. A- Porter,
Franklin, N. C.
My dear Mr. Porter:
Upon the completion, late in No
vember, of the stretch of road which
is now a detour between Atlanta and
Asheville, the Atlanta Chamber of
Commerce proposes to run a motor
cade from Atlanta to Asheville and
I hav undertaken to act as chair
man of this motorcade for the Ashe
ville Chamber of Commerce from the
Georgia line to Asheville, with a
Jubilee meeting at the George Van
derbilt. This highway, when completed, will
give us an every inch paved highway
from Quebec to Key West, and it is
the idea of the two Chambers of
Commerce to hold this motorcade and
meeting with a view to promoting
travel through this section.
Plans for the motorcade will come
to you at a later date, and I am writ
ing you, asking that you take charge
of the situation in your town and try
to get up a number of cars to join
the motorcade and come on to Ashe
ville that night.
A letter from you accepting this job
will be very much appreciated;
With kind personal regards, I am
Very truly yours,
J. H. ENWRIGHT, Manager.
We suggest that citizens of Franklin
confer with Mr. Porter and make ar
rangements to banquet these Atlanta
fellows as they pass through here on
their way to Asheville. It can all
be worked out at very litle cost if
we begin now.
GAB NELSON INJURED
Gab Nelson, of Catalooche township
in Haywood county was painfully in
jured near Franklin on Sunday night.
He was on a moving truck and step
ped off backwards, being thrown to
the pavement and sustaining a frac
tured skull. "
Mr. Nelson is at Angel Brothers'
hospital and is expected to recover.
Unaka, N. C, Oct. 12, 1930.
Editor, Franklin Press,
Franklin, N. C.
Dear Editor :
Since I returned home from a ten
days visit in your beautiful little town,
and among your fine and courteous
people, I decided I would write a
few lines for publication in your pa
per providing yqu wish to publish
I have often heard of Franklin and
Macon county, but I have never had
occasion to visit this place until 1
had to take my daughter there for
Of course when one hears of a cer
tain place through other people one
is sure to form a mental picture of
the place ' and also some opinion of
the people. This I did about your
town, but I am happy to say that my
opinions were smashed to smitherincs
when I met your people and found
them to be the most courteous and
obliging people I have ever met.
But aside from the above mentioned
assets of Franklin I consider the
greatest asset of any town, county, or
state is an institution where humanity
can be successfully treated and cared
for in the dark hours of sickness and
distress. Franklin is blessecf with
such an institution, known as the
Angel Brothers' hospital, and it is not
only the town ,of Franklin" that en-
but reeoidb iJiow that every state in
been operated on or treated in some
way fr various ailments. y,., ,
I have had the opportunity , to visit
many hospitals in my life and I find
the Angel Brothers' hospital to be a
thoroughly modern institution with ef
ficient and courteous service rendered
at any time.
The Mayo Brothers may be supe
rior, in , this 'kind of work, but I am
of the Missouri type, you will have
(Continued on page eight)
Judge Awtrey Goes. To
Lake City, Temporarily
Judge John Awtrey, title, attorney,
working under the solicitor's office,
U. S. Department of agriculture, has
temporarily removed to Lake City,
Fla., to do work . on a large number
of tracts of land in connection with
the validity of the titles being acquir -
ed by the U. S. Forest Service in
that section. This move is only a
detail, however, .and after a few
months he expects to return to Frank
lin and continue title examinations of
tracts purchased by the Nantahala
National Forest. Mr. Sipher, who as
sists Judge Awtrey in this work, also
has gone to Lake City.
GOES WHERE IT
There is no better medium of ex
tending an invitation than thru
Over 100 Present From Sec
tions of Western North
District No. 1, Junior Order of
United American Mechanics held a
meeting at Sylva, N. C, October 6.
Mr. Jack Stribling, District Councilor,
Juniors from all parts of Western
North Carolina atended. Over one
hundred were present; The counties
represented were: Macon, Jackson,
Swain, Cherokee, Clay and Graham.
Macon was represented by the follow
ing Councils: Cartoogechaye, Higdon
ville, Mil Shoals, Cowee and Culla
saja. State Councilor E. V. Harris, of
Tarboro, N. C, made an excellent
address. He made a strong appeal
to the members to make well use
of the talent given them by the Jr.
O. U. A. M. And may their efforts
readily speak for them as a report of
their stewardship, and not a single
instance will tend to show that some
of these talents have been buried.
A resolutions, was passed to present
the Western Carolina Teachers' College
a Bible and flag. A special program
will be arranged for the occasion.
The date of presentation will be an
nounced later. By vote, Andrews was
v.1vci-u" t,u, Cut, tftA.t 'DiiUuX-ktex-Uu,!'.
-itr-'irt3li utty wair"-tfcnai.tt - try cut -
present to be the most enthusiastic
and encouraging of any in . the history
of the Order. It was in reality, the
beginning of a new era for the Order.
PLEASANT HILL HOME
COMING DAY SUCCESS
The Home Coming Day observed
by the Pleasant Hill community last
Sunday was a huge success viewed
from any angle.
The people, were all there preach
ers, teachers, politicians, editors and
all. And all the. testimony needed
may be had as to the dinner. Ernie
DeHart seemed to be one of the
moving spirits and he was backed up
by the entire community. Ernie t is
a prince of entertainers. , .
The table was 132 feet long and
yet it wouldn't begin to hold the
, grub the people brought. If this is
"Hoover Prosperity" may he live
Dr. Ridley spoke at 11 a. m. and
Rev. Geo. Cloer and Kit Moffitt
spoke in the afternoon. Mr DeHart
was master of ceremonies and intro
duced the speakers.
Our candidates were all there and
most of them sang in the choir.
IS INVITED AND