JT ' ; ! "IN THE HEART OF THE MOUNTAINS"
FRANKLIN. N. C THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, mj
rore. Land Adtbd To tSie ;. .
" Purchase of 2912 Acres Ap
, proved; .587 Acres Lie
Op December 3 the National For
est Reservation Commission, meeting
'at Washington, D. C, approved the
Si purchase, of 2,912 acres 'of land to be
added to the Nantahala National For
est. The average price to be paid
for the land is $3.84 per acre. Of
A ythls 'f;Screage,J 200 acres lie in Clay
county, 587 acres in Macon county,
1309 acres in Cherokee county, and 64
F. acres in Jackson county, and 583 acres
in Oconee, County, S. C, and 169
acres is in Rabun county, Ga. During
the fiscal year c-fided 1930, the Nan
tahala had grown by 7,552 acres.
Many thousand acres more are at
present in the process of acquisition,
but it is awaiting examination and
surveying, v Four survey crews ' arc
now operating, and one examination
crew. The examination is a prelimin
ary appraisal . from which is deter
mined the offer the government can
iriake-for the land under considera
Ar'thur.-A. Wood, supervisor,
plained that even after the approv-
1 of. the National Forest Reservation
Commission in many cases turther
work is necessary in. regard) to title
examination.'. The most of the 2,912
acres . recently approved he1 stated,
however, ha& been examined by the
title " attorneys. Judge John Awtrey
does most of the title examination
work in this section of the National
Forests, and is expected to return to
Franklin about the first of February
to readme ..the ' work." He has been
fof . some''? working in yFlorida on
title1 owmnation of lands being ac
"quirecTwhe government there, v -Arthur
A. Wood, forest supervisor,
J. H. Stone, junior forester, Z. B.
Byrd, forest ranger, and R. C. Nichol
son, forest ranger, of , the Nantahala
National forest, left Franklih Tuesday,
Dec. 9, for Asheville where they will
join other forest officers and proceed
to the South Toe river section of
the Pisgah National Forest for the
study of management of Forest , Ser
vice timbeV sales; They will discuss
methods' and procedure looking,, to
improvement cf present : ..p.wctf&Hs n
order to get njore work donellless
:ost to the government and in a riore
efficient mawier for all '' concer ned.
They expect, return Thursday even
ing, Decemar ,12. It is expected pfr.
R. M." Evans, who is head of forest
management ' for the entire Eastern
Region of the National Forests sta
tioned at Washington, D. G, will ' be
present at the conferences. Messrs.
Wooji Stone and Byrd are on. the
Jail At Marshall
v ,Six prisoners escaped from jail at
Marshall, N. 1 C, "Saturday morning,
Nov. 29 through a hole made in the
wall by knocking out several brick,
tying blankets to the cell posts and
sliding down "the blanket rope several
( feet to the ground. ; .
a. ' rive pusuiiers csuvcu uy .mc amm.
method on "the following Monday.
C' At last reports only one had been
VThe jailor reported that many of
ther prisoners could have escaped
tufTriuhad rather, be in jail
on thfe outside, for they did get
,y to eatNand had a-'comfortable
ace in which to stay.
Mr. R. L. Hall who ha been keeper
)cf the County Home for the past
- f f nirteen years has resigned to take
effect January 1, 1931. He has kept
, -N ' the home for a greater number, of
years than any one else.
Mr. George Conley has been ap
pointed by the county commissioners
: ' to succeed Mr. Hall.
Mr. Sam L. Franks, county tax su
pervisor, and the county commission
ers met Monday and appointed the
following men of the various town
ships to aid in making tax assess
ments. , .
. These men are asked to meet with
the commissioners on next Monday
a. m. at the court house. .
Millshoal township R. D. .Brendle,
Bunyan Justice, John Ferguson.
Ellijay township Bill Higdon, John
T. Henry, John Corbin.
Sugarfork township Albert Potts,
Dave McCoy, Charlie Henderson.
Highlands township Edd Potts,
Maiden Keener, Alex Edwards.
Flats township Oden Pcn.land, Mar
shal Burnett, H. C. Miller.
Smith's Bridge township J. J. Gray,
John Vinson, Will Ledbetter.
Cartoogechaye township John
Roane, W. B. Lenoir, Hez Dills.
Nantahala township Craig Steppe,
Bill Jones, Oscar Hicks.
Burningtown township Robgrt
Ramsey, John Dean, John Slagle.
Cowee township Tom' Raby, Edd
Parrish, Oscar Rickman.
Franklin township C. F. Moody
Witt Green, J. A. Porter.
OPENS NEW BANK
.On December 4. the State Trust
company opened its new bank at
Hendersonville for business and ; 180
depositors walked up and planked
down $50,000. r--- .-
Pretty good for the first day.
The people of Hendersonville ,are
surely not talking "hard times" like
some others are. Well, talking alone
won't do any1 good. It will take do
ing to be of real help. 's
Miss Caroline Ferguson, an inmate
of the County Home, died a few days
ago and was buried at the cemetery
on the county farm. She had been
in a helpless condition' for several
Mrs. Holbrooks Dies
Mrs. Arie Holbrooks, wife of Jerry
M. Holbrooks, died Monday, Dec. 8
at SiOO-o'clock a. m. and was buried
Monday afternoon at Union cemetery
' Mrs. Holbrooks was sick only about
five hours having had a stroke of
She leaves a husband, three chil
dren and a host of relatives and
'Give Something Mkde in North
Carolina for Christmas' Campaign
The State Department of Conserva
tion "and Development is beginning a
campaign this week to urge people to
"Give Something Made in North Car
olina for Christmas." Letters have
been sent out to merchants and man
ufacturers groups by the Department
asking them to co-operate in making
North Carolina made goods available
to the public. The suggestion-is made
that retail stores set up a North
Carolina made goods counter in a
prominent location so that Christmas
shoppers will have an opportunity to
jnspect the merchandise that is made
in this state. The Department plans
to reach the public through the press,
over the radito stations and through
the various civic and women's clubs
in North Carolina.
In discussing the purpose of such
a campaign, thfe
following .reasons for
it were advanced:
"First, the lifts would be useful
and serviceable lind Would, dp the max-
Poultry Sale at Depot
' On Tuesday, Dec. 16 there will
be a co-operative poultry sale held
at the Prankliti depot and on Wed
nesday, Dec. 17 until 10 a. m. at
Otto, according to information giv
en out by County Agent F. S.
The following prices will be paid :
Colored hens, 15,' Leghorn hens,
10; frys, 20; cox, -8; turkeys, 17;
ducks, 12; geese, 8.
Installation to Be at First
Meeting in New
On last Thursday night, it being
the first meeting night in December,
the Junior Order Lodge No. 158, held
its annual election for officers to
serve for the ensuing term beginning
the first rriaeting night in January,
The following officers were elected:
Counselor, Frank I. Murray; vice-
counselor, John B. Henry; recording
secretary, George Ramey; financial
secretary, R. F. Henry. -Jr., assistant
recording secretary, H. L. Bryant;
treasurer, R. D. Sisk; chaplain, Frank
Cunningham; conductor, J. D. Franks;
warden," J. S. Womack ; inside sen
tinel, Edmond Sanders.
These officers will be installed at
the first meeting in January.
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Colored Woman Dies
Of Heart Failure
Mrs. Ellen Chavis, wife of Jim
Chavis (colored) died suddenly Dec.
7 -and was buried December 9 at
New Hope cemetery. Heart trouble
was the cause, of her deatfi, accord
ing to best information obtainable at
this writing. - .
Meeting At Raleigh
Mr. Sam Franks, county tax su
pervisor, and Miss T- Kelly, a mem
ber of the equalization board, accom
panied by Miss Lassie Kelly, are in
Raleigh attending a general meeting
of tax supervisors.
York Grows Large Turnip
Mr. J. J. York, of North Skeenah,
brought a purple top turnip into the
Press office last week. that showed
its "raisin"' or that it grew in West
ern Carolina soil.
The turnip was 24 inches in cir
cumference, weighing 5 and one
quarter pounds. .
Mr. York says that he used no
commercial fertilizer. He has about
25 bushels of turnips but they didn't
all grow so large.
imum amount of good to those who
receive them. ;
"Second, gifts to people both with
in and without the State would serve
to acquaint the home-folks and those
in other States with goods manufac
tured in North Carolina. .'
"Third, Christmas money spent for
North Carolina made goods would be
kept at home and could be , used
over and over again in paying debts
and making other" purchases, and
"Fourth, the spending of several
million dollars for North Carolina
made goods at this time would .stim
ulate the production of goods some
what, give employment-, to a few more
people and help increase all commer
cial activity within the State. Such a
program as this would help every
body. X, '.. -..-V v -
"North Carolinians ought to take
pride in giving and wearing some
thing made in North Carolina this
Christmas," it was said.
MEET TO BE HELD
Program to Be Given; Com
mittee On .Eats Ap
pointed The next get-together, meeting of
the Junior Order United ' American
Mechanics will be held with Cullasaja
Council at Franklin on the 18th of
December. An interesting program
will ' be arranged. A committee has
been appointed consisting of G. L.
Houk as chairman, and D. G. Stewart
and they promise to feed well.
Everv member of all thp Tnninr
lodges in Ihe county and surrounding
counties are especially invitedx at
tend this meeting, and if you do you
will not regret having done so.
Hayes Boy Receives
Injuries From Fall
.' . ,
Kiffen, the thirteen-ycar-okl son of
Rev. L. B. Hayes, had the misfor
tune to fall off a bicycle about the
middle of last week, and was serious
ly injured. It is thought he has con
cussion of the brain. He was rushed
to a Shelby hospital where he is un
Rev. Hayes will be remembered here
as pastor of the Methodist church for
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Ready For Christmas
Franklin's merchants are now ready
for the big Chritmas rush. In fact,
they are staying busy now. "The
stores are packed to the brim with
new useful merchandise and Santa
need have no excuse for hot filling
his orders in our own little town
without having to 'go elsewhere 'or
having to order any thing. j
If he will just let his wishes be
known our local merchants will take
care of the situation! ' '
AVERAGE 21 CENTS
. Asheville Burley tobacco market
opened Wednesday with a sale of
150,000 pounds which averaged 21
cents. The total checks issued to
the growers was around $30,000. The
the top price paid was 40 cents.
IS SERIOUSLY ILL
Senator Lee S. Overton is very
sick, and is confined at his hotel
in Washington. The Senator has
been suffering several days with his
eyes and stomach. He is 77 years
$5,054 OP GOLD
PRODUCED IN N. C.
North Carolina produced one-seventh
of the gold produced in the
Eastern states in 1929, the United
States .bureau of Mines has announced,-
H. , J. Bryson, state . geologist, said
the bureau had found that the states
produced $36,793 worth of gold, of
which North Carolina produced $5,
054. Since 1799 North Carolina has pro
duced gold valued at $23,668,507.
$45,000 IN KANSAS
Twenty-seven persons were held
at the point of a gun Wednesday
While four robbers took $45,000 from
the Inter-State National Bank of
Kansas City, Mo.
One of the robbers remarked it is
near Christmas and we must have
some money one of the girl clerks
replied. Well what will we do for-
Christmas the robber said. Give me
your address and I will see that youj
get some Christmas presents. She did.
Mrs. John Davenport Leads
Program; Good Atten
The Franklin 'P.-T. A. held a meet
ing in the high hool auditorium
Friday evening with 11 teachers and'
22 mothers present. Thev were fti-
tertained by the fourth grade .under
the direction of Miss Leach , and Ae
Second grade under Miss Davis.' Miss
Davis' grade gave several songs which
were enjoyed very much.
Mrs. John Davenport spoke on Mis
behavior of children. A round table
discussion followed. '
There was ai announcement made
that the Macon wheatre would give 30
per cent of its iocecds on Wednes
day and Thursday ntlit ef this week
to the inmates, of the County Home.
It was urged , that as many as could
attend, so v as to benefit the Home
as much as possible.
W. M. U. TO HOLD
SALE SAL, DEC. 20
Store Next To Munday Ho
tel to Be Used; Dona
The Woman's' Missionary Union of
the Methodist church will hold a rum
mage sale on Saturday, Dec. 20 in
the little vacant store building next
to Muhday hotel. All who have good '
to Munday hotel. If you have, good
knick-nacks,- victrola records, or any
thing of value that you are willing,
to donate H will be appreciated.
just can Mrs. ti. u. -Mccunum or
Mrs. G. Clifton Ervin if you have no
way of delivering your donations and
a car will call for them.
Proceeds of the sale will be used
for the society. '
W. C. T. C. WINTER
CULLOWHEE, Dec. 8 -The winter
quarter begins at Western Carolina
Teachers College Thursday, Dec. 11.
Prospects are bright for a substantial
increase in the enrollment for next
quarter. The fall term enrollment
has been the ' largest in the history ,
of the institution since the school
assumed college standing. .
T. J. Blaine, of Franklin, , Route
1, was in the Press office Monday,
and inspite of the so-called hard
times must have plenty of money-if
he spends it in the ordef that he
Mr. Blaine was in possession of a
fractional currency, a 10 cents piece
of paper money dated 1874.
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Examinations at W. C. T. C
CULLOWHEE, Dec. 8.-In one re
spect examinations at Western Caro
lina Teachers College are like the new
moon they appear every quarter!
And this weekii. the scheduled tin?
for them to ajSpear;nuch to the cr
sternation of many. " But Jf f
the virgins, borne were rcaijy
their-lamps and some were not.
Examinations , begin Tuesday, lj
9 and end Wednesday. , No one hi
ever brilliant may be exempt
Visits Press Office
Mrs. A. E. Waldroop, of Route 1,
was in town Monday, and called at .
the Press office and renewed her sub
scription to the paper. She also sub
scribed for her son who is in Beaver,
Washington and her two daughters
who are living elsewhere in North
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