BO C8MT WORK
Several Groups Audubon So
. ciety Organized? 25 Jun
The grade mothers are doifig splen
did work under the direction of Miss
Rachel Davis. .This is one. of the
best" movements that has ever been
put on by the P.-T. A. and . is the
means by which the mothers and
.teachers can work together for the
betterment of all concerned.
Several groups of the Audobon So
' ciety have been organized in the
grades by the teachers: Miss Wyatt
and Mrs. T. J. Johnston have charge
of the junior club; in the high school
with an enrollment of twenty-five or
The Audobon Society, is the oldest
membership organization in the Unit
ed States devoted entirely to the
protection of birds.
At . the next meeting which will be
held at the school building1 at 3 :30
Friday afternoon, Nov. 7, Mrs. E. L.
McKee of Sylva,' state president of
the U. D. C, will address the P.-T.
A. All parents and teachers in the
district, and all those who are in
terested are cordially invited to at
K C. State-P. C.
Game To Be At
Asheville No vrl
ASHEVILLE, Oct.' 28. Western
North Carolina's first opportunity to
view a football ; eame in which a
Southern Conference team will take
part, will be offered fans in this sec
tion in the N. G State versus
Presbyterian College game which will
be played at Asheville November 1.
The largest crowd ever to attend a
game in the Asheville Memorial Sta
dium is expected for this event, and ,
the two, teams, said to be by sports
writers evenly matched, will stage
a closely fought , game. ,
Alumni of N. C. State and Pres
byterian College are organizing to re
ceive and entertain the two football
squads when they arrive in Asheville
and' the color and pageantry of the
game itself will be enhanced by the
presence of, team sponsors selected
from among beautiful girls, the se-
lections being made by popular vote
of student bodies of the senior high
school and junior college at Asheville,
State Alumni also hope to have the
famous N. C. State band present at
the game and taking part in a num
ber of colorful parades both on the
night before the game and on the
morning before the game is played.
The State-P. C. game this. year was
attracted to Asheville as the result
of .the-efforts of the Asheville Amer
ican' Business Club Football commit
tee. It is the first of a number of
games which will be played here in
the future featuring teams of South
ern Conference caliber. A number of
games have been offered alerady by
Southern Conference teams who wish
to play in Asheville in 1931.
Football fans who wish to reserve
tickets to the N. C. State-Presbyterian
contest may do so by address
ing TTpnrv 1. Gaines, chairman 6f the
American Business Club Football
committee, Public Service 1 Building,
Asheville, N. C. The tickets will go
on eeneral sale in Asheville, October
22, but reservations can be made
prior to that date by addressing Mr
' -Or- '.-.
At Otto School Sat.
jThe Otto school will give a Hallo
we'en program Saturday night, Nqv
1 f-ll,v.i7r1 hv a hnv sunner.
TVia nrnrppds will be USed to buy
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maps and supplementary books . for
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Last Game Friday
VrAiv Ort 31 Wavnesville football
4onm nlav Franklin. This-will be
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the last game of the season and no
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doubt much interest win De taicen in
U.D. C. Is Held
.The October meeting of the Macon
county rfhapter U. D C. was held
with M VT, J. Johnston. ; ','
'As'itjyas the time for the annual
election of officers, . the following
ladies were elected :
President, Mrs. Carl Slagle; vice
president, Mrs. T. J. Johnston; sec
retary, Miss Lillie Rankin; treasurer,
Miss Nora Leach; historian, Mrs. F.
L. Siler; registrar, Mrs. W. G Cun
ningham, '.'i .
The November meeting will be at
the home of Mrs. F. L. Siler, 2nd
Monday, 10th at 3 p. m.
During the winter months " the
meetings will be held with Mrs. T.
J. Johnston on 2nd Mondays.
HIGHWAY DEC. 10
The Atlanta-Asheville notorcade
which will be pulled off somewhere
about December 10th celebrating the
completion of the last link in the
highway between here and Atlanta
will bring a sigh of relief to the
people of these western counties of
North Carolina as also to the traveling
public at large. Georgia has not
been as happy Sn her road building
as North Carolina. has. Under great
difficulties and hampered' by personal
politics she has spent ber, millions
without building much more than dis
connected pieces of road and a detour
department. We rejoice over the pass
ing of this last detour between - here
and somewhere. We will ; join the
procession when it reaches Franklin
and show them our highway Lelwee'i
here and Asheville.
Snow Hill Methodist Aid
Society Holds Meeting
The Snow Hill Methodist Ladies'
Aid society f eeting was held in the
church Thursday afternoon, Oct. 16
with a fine representative attendance.
Besides the members the following
were guests: Mrs. Ada Hyatt and
Mrs; J. Q. Shelley. A part of the
afternoon was spent with needlework
and socially, after which the usual
business meeting was held.
An encouraeine financial reoort was
made and everal matters oT society
work were considered : and discussed
in a helpful way. 5 The . society de
cided to have their next meeting in
two weeks and the work for this
meeting will be quilting.
Refreshments were served by Mrs.
J. B. Matlock and Mrs. Grsfdy Owens.
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Sale Here Saturday
The clubwomen of Franklin dealt
"Hard Times" a .very effective blow
by means of the second hand sale
held here last Saturday f
The articles on sale were donated
by a number pf Franklin ladies and
included dresses, sweaters, coats, hats
shoes and underclothing for men,
women and children. Books and phon
ograph records were also included in
Many of these articles were ab
solutely as good as new, while others
needed only a j stitch or two or a lit
tle cleaning to make them so, and all
were sold at a very small fraction of
their value.' L,C:..
At the. request of a number of peo
ple who failed to learn of the sale
in time to take advantage of it, it
has been decided to continue it next
Saturday in the same place, the store
room owned by Messrs. Will Gun
ningham, Henry Cabe and. Sam
Franks, next to Perry's Drug store
These gentlemen- very kindly gave the
use of their room for the sale, and
the 'club members' wish to take this
opportunity of thanking them for their
generosity. ' ;
The proceeds from these sales will
be used to buy books which will be
donated to the Franklin public li
brary. This library which is housed
in the Masonic building has been
closed for the past two or three
years. It contains many reference
books and. others which would be of
valuable assistance to the school
children, Darticularly in their history
and English courses.
(Continued. bn page eight)
Quilting Held For
The ladies of the Methodist Mis
sionary Society, met wit!, Mrs. F. L.
Siler, last week for an all day quilt
ing. ' Two pretty quilts were com
pleted and shipped to Brevard College.
The Brevard college is supported
by the women of the Southern Metho
dist Missions. It is our mountain
school and the Southern Methodists
have not been disappointed in the
selection of the school being placed
in over Western North Carolina
mountains for sqme of our best men
and women are coming from the Bre
vard school. It gives our fine moun
tain boys and girls a chance for edu
cation, that they could not otherwise
have access to. However, pupils are
enrolled from all Southern states and
Carr Lumber Co. To J
Start Work Nov. 1
BREVARD, Oct. 24. - The Carr
Lumber company, one of the larg
est concerns in Transylvania county
is expected to resume operations on
November 1, according to an an
nouncement by W. W. Croushorn,
manager of the company.
The. plaining mill in Pisgah has
been' in operation for the past three
weeks, and the announcement that
full time . operations will begin Novem
ber 1, has been well received.
Louis Carr heads the concern, and
has as his associates, Mr. Croushorn
and his sons, Frank Carr and Brown
Carr. The concern also operates a
large lumber business in New. Mcxir
co. Hendersonville Times-News. . "
Services At Local
N Presbyterian Churches
Rev. E. " D. McMahan, pastor of
the Presbyterian church of anton,
will preach at the morning service at
the Franklin Presbyterian church on
next Sunday morning. He will preach
also at the Morrison Presbyterian
church in the afternoon.
He is being sent to these churches
by the Synod 6f Appalachia to bring
a message in regard to the King
The public is cordially invited to
Franklin Baptist Church '
The B. A. U. of the. Franklin Bap
tist . church gave a supper on last
Friday night for its members and in
vited guests. There were about 30
or 40 present and yet they could not
devour all the good things the ladies
had prepared, for several baskets full
were gathered up after all present
had fully satisfied their appetites.
This adult union is functioning nice-
ly and they invite, and offer a hearty
wefcometo all who will join them.
Short talks were made by Johnnie
Rogers, Dr. Abernathy and Mr. Dady.
The social hour, planned by the ladies,
was highly enjoyed by all. present.
Church people can enjoy themselves
while working for the up-building of
the kingdom. ;
Over one hundred were present in
the different : organizations of the
church on last Sunday evening, and
yet there is room for ( many more
young people who : should be in some
one of these Organizations for the
training received there will be ben
eficial all along through life.
Dr. Abernathy delivered, as usual,
an interesting sermon Sunday morn
ing to a well filled house. Sunday
evening he used as a-theme: "Speak
Lord for thy servant heareth." A bet
ter rendering would be", said the
preacher, 'Speak Lord for thy servant
iisteneth." Dr. Abernathy always has
something interesting' and instructive
for his hearers. ,.
Mr. Dady is doing, fine work as
director of the choir. He has recent
ly organized a junior choir which has
charge of the music Sunday evenings.
Mr. Dady gave this bunch of young
people a party last Thursday night.
They report that Mr. Dady knows
just how to entertain young folks.
You will find a welcome at the
Advertise in The Press. IT PAYS
MACON'S HIGH SCHOOL
NEXT TO TOP IN STATE
Class Holds Meet
The Weslyan Bible class met at the
Munday hotel last Thursday after
noon with Mrs. T. S. Munday and
joint hostess. The lobby, parlor andt
dining room were decorated beau
tifully and artistically with fall flow
ers. . . .
The meleetirig was opened by the
president, Mrs. W. B. Kesler, with
the following program:
1. Musical number by Mrs. Kesler.
2. Prayer by Mrs. R. F. Mock.
3. Instrumental duett by Mrs. Gil
mer Jones and Mrs. Harry Higgins.
4. Talk, "On the Good of the Church
and Sunday School" by Mrs. Mock.
Mrs. ' Mock expressed her x apprecia
tion for the kindness shown to her
by the people in Franklin during the
time they have made this their home.
Also the sympathy shown her during
the illness and death of Mr. Mock.
5. Vocal duett by Mrs. G. C. Irvin
and Mrs. W. F. Curtis. ;
6. Election of officers. Mrs. P. F.
Callahan, teacher; Mrs. Sam Rogers,
assistant teacher; Mrs. W. J. Zachary,
president; Mrs. G. C. Irvin, vice-president;
Mrs. C. W, "Hames, secretary
treasurer. 7. Motor Romance . Contest: Miss
Stella Rentz won first prize, and Mrs.
E. K.. Cunningham won the low prize.
The ladies were, then, ushered into
the spacious dining room where, a
plate luncheon was served. , An ap
propriate toast was given by t Mrs.
Sam Rogers and Mrs. Callahan gave
thanks and closed the meeting with
The meeting was thoroughly enjoyed
Large Delegation Attend
District C. E. Convention
The young people of the Christian
Endeavor society of the local Pres
byterian church attended last Satur
day and Sunday a district convention
which met in the Waynesville Pres
Practically the whole society was
present for at least a part of the
sessions. About ISO delegates from
Western North Carolina were present
for the meeting. A
Two district officers for the coming
year were elected from the member
ship of the local society: Rev. J. A.
Flanagan, being elected president, and
Miss Elizabeth McGuire, superinten
dent of the Comrades of the Quiet
Hour and Life Work Recruits.
Methodist Church Notes
Rev. G.. Clifton Eryin, pastor ' of
the Methodist church, will preach a
"football sermon" on next Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock. The subject
of the sermon will be "Play the
Game!" All the members of the
high school football squad are cor
dially invited to attend this service.
At the 7:30 hour Mr. Ervin will
preach on rfhe theme, "Courage and
Cowardice." i '
The Enworth Leagues will meet
as usual at 6:45 p. m. The Senior
League will have a Haloween party
on Saturday evening, Nov. 1 at 7:30.
The party will be given at Mrs. J.
A. Porter's residence. All the mem
bers of the League are of course in
vited to the party. '
The Sunday school will meet at
9:45 a. m. Last Sunday the atten
dance was 150. Let's make it at least
175 next Sunday!
W. M. Ritter Lumber
Co. To Resume Work
A good indication that times are
getting better over the country. We
hear that the W. M. Ritter Lumber1
company at Rainbow Springs and the
Carr Lumber company, at Pisgah For
est, are going to resume operations
There is 1 business plenty of it!
Still it is not in the habit of walking
in the door where it is not solicited
and invited. You have to go . after
14,100 Pupils In 692 School
Given Examination; Wa- .
The results of the state high school
examination for the senior classes in.
all of the high schools of the state
for the year 1930 have just been
published by the state department of
education show that . the graduates
of the high schools of Macon county
stand next to the top when their .
scholarship, is compared to that of
the graduates of the other counties)
of the state. ; '
This examination, which is the only
state-wide check of actual scholarship
attainment made by any agency, i ;
given each spring to every member of
every senior class in every high school,
in the state. The examination is de-
vised by the examination committee -of
the N. C. college conference in .
collaboration with officials of the,
state department of education and is
graded by the examination committee. ,
It was originally devised in , order .
to provide information for the various -colleges
in connection with admission
of applicants for entrance in order
that these entering freshmen might
hp rlassifipd anrl crrnnnpH arrnrrlinor
to relative abilities but because it was
and is the only means by which the
school heads could compare the work';
,done in' the schools of their county '
wfth that done in those of other ;
counties and the only check that the";
superintendents and principals have on :
the work of their teaching forces as
compared to the teachers of the rtsy
of the state it is being used by these
executives as a verv valuable aid in-
the administration and supervision ofi
their schools. '.
This examination of the classes
which completed high school at the
end of the last , session was given to:
14,100 students in 692 different schools.
The examination is given to . every.
student in every high school in the
state at the same hour on the same
day under , very specific regulations
and the papers which are sent out
just in time to reach the various
schools in time for the test are im
mediately returned to the state de
partment of education for grading.
The results of the examination this
year should be a source of gratifica
tion to the school authorities and to
the citizenship of Macon county for
they show the scholarship level of the
high school seniors of. Macon county
to exceed that of every one of the
100 counties of the state with the ex
ception of two and that it is equal to
one of these.
Watauga Has No. 1 Position
On the basis of the published re
suits Macon is found th be tied with
Durham county for second place and
is only exceeded by Watauga which
has the number one position. It is
also a source of gratification that
Maon leads all of the adjoining
counties by a considerable .margin.
The median score for the "entire
state was found to be 70.1 while that
of the students of Macon county is"
83.7 or 13.6 points above the state fig
ure. Watauga leads with 86.3 and
Macon and Durham are tied for sec
ond place with the figure given.
While these results are only, ap
plicable to those students who arc
completing the high school they .
should be fairly representative of the
character of scholarship thruout the
entire high school graded as it would
DC a manuesi impussiuuuy ior a sen-
lor class to have a. high charade
of scholarship without the same high
level prevailing thruout the entire
four year period.
It is found that only thirty-six
the counties of the state exceed the
iiai - nty vi J a ii ni mav vmj i iu
counties are as much as ten pointi.
ahrw tliia , mprlian Maenn i nf
course one of these four.
The report shows, that while five of
the ten counties having the highest
standard of scholarship, are mounta'n
counties that there is not a single,
mountain county among the ten hav
ing the lowest standard of scholar
ship nor is there a single mountain
it these days.