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IcNIC PLANNED 1
FOR THE LOCAL
I LEGION POST
Bvitation is Extended to
Every cx-Service Man
I In the County ?
Bp, of thp Joe Hitler J
of the An> rican Legion
Hj. attention to the* big !
ibined with an auto patty. J
, fishing trio for the last SatHjy
in April. The meeting place '
h- .it the Court House. Murphy.
l;0U p. m.. sharp.
plai ' insist on each man
bring his partner, sister, wife. 1
her. or best lady friend, with a 4
lw sandwiches and other eata do- [
|(d, and bring a carf if possible. '
in hiking clothes are desirable. '
Bag all the fishing accessories and
t you need?no pole3 needed.
In* it to the committee to ?e0 that 4
rest of the afternoon and eve k
i? well-planned and decently 4
cte.1 that all nvy have tht? best 4
his invitation is ior every ex- ^
rir?? ma.. in th?. county, unit unthev
respond, it "will be a dis- '
ointment. No one needs to feel j
t he has been slighted. We are (
ving to have the beet Legion (
t in this section, and that can
he realized by having every exier
in the county as a member.
tf uh were at the last meeting
pb.iM- tell others of the valuable ^
[ram and wholesome time we
sp'- m! word of invitation is
by g.\<n to the young ladies of
rukee Cumty to attend this
lint: \N e want you and need
to help make this coming meeta
sir <--s. We thank those who
e an-1 assisted in the last meetin
miking the games and enterm?nt
? helpful in a social way.
luviniter the tinio is Saturday.
I p iv... April 28, ?nd the place
t the fourt House. Bring your
to help carry th,. crowd to the
ng and picnic grounds.
Cha in.in Program Committee.
*. Dickey Makes
rs. Nettie Dickey. proprietress
|h0 Dickey House, has recently
*1 six rooms and a bath by mova
six room cottage on the west*
;nd up to and connecting with the
i building. As a result of the
addition. Mrs. Dickey has not
added a number of nice rooms
ho hotel, but has been enabled
inlavpt. the office lobby, making
Bore spacious and commodious.
Dickey says she has made thi*
foveir.ent, together with swings
hammocks added here and there,
keparauon for the reception of
^Bleigh.?If you have a patch of
>n your front yard that is tend^ y
n broom instead of a lawn ,
^Br. wouldn't* it look better if
^Bed to grass or som* shrubbery.
F. F.. McCall, garden specialist
State College and Depart^B
of Agriculture. Mr. McCall
H that be has found a number
^Bonv.-* where there is a barren
^Be about the front of the house
^Hear the door step. Such places
an unfriendly and forbidding
?? the first spot to greet the
^Bf a friend calling or the casual
^B overcome this, Mr. McCall
Mini UltJV is g shrub, ? floWCr,
B hind of grass or at least some
of green plant that will grow
^Br practically any condition of
^B or sunshine, provided a soil i
^B<*ent in which the plant roots;
^Bffct a/ foot-hold and the needed
^B f<>odk and moisture is given, j
those- who do not know what
^^knt, the Division of Horticulture !
^Bffladly furnish information free,
^Barge about home beautificatlon !
general improvement of the
^B>da about the farmstead. This ;
^Bpati0n may be secured by writ^Bhc
Division at Raieigh.
ii of Murphy and Che
AT N. C. COLLEGE
APRIL 19 AND 20
Greensboro. ? High schools from
nany sections of the state will send
epresent&tivea t? the music concert
it iiv North Carolina College for
SVonien on April 19 and 21. This
s ti.j fourth annual contest of the
;ind, and more schools are sending
ontcstartts than every before.
This year contests are being held,
>ut nil the schools may send repesentatives
to Greensboro. Prof.:
IVade R. Brown is director of the
Contests will be held in Piano
>laying, violin playing, singing and
rhoral work. The choral work will
include boys' and girls' gieeclub-,
! ??> > quttrtca. giris' quartets and
nixed quartets voice solos will be
iivided into those for soprano, conralto
tenor,baritone and has -. Spe
rial elections for each group have
>een listed by the committee in
harge as guide, for the schools in
rhoosing numbers for competition.
On Thursday evening. April 19,
Lhe visiting students and teachers
ivill be entertained by the college
at a concert given by the noted
pianist, Myra Hess, and Mimitry Dob1
kin, tenor. This is ont. of the numbers
in the college concert and lecture
Edwin E. Sleason, noted writer
and lecturer on scientific subject
will lecture at the college on April
!i, his subject being "The Creat.ve
Application are rapidly coming
in to the college now for room for
next year, and it is expected that all
I vat ions will be before June.
The muuher., students now in
college jrho will retuen for next
yc ar is larger than every before,
and the upper classes especially the
nophomore. will be much larger than
usual next year. There are 123
members of this year's graduating
TO PACK BETTER
Raleigh?That North Carolina
strawberry grower* are ready and
willing to back the Division of M ir
keta of the State College State
Department of Agriculture in its
campaign to elinv'nate deceptive and
infei ior pack - es, is evidenced
from numerous urgent requests
State assistance in supervising the
Stateassistance in supervising the
grading and packing of the berries
in their respective communities,
reports Gorrell Shumaker.Aeting
Chief of the Division.
Growers around Tabor, Whitevllle
and Cerro Gorde, in Columbus county
are especially active in th??ir
plana for the approaching treason
he says. All of these points were
formerly large shipping centers but
for a tim the strawberries have had
to yield to cotton and tobacco.
Now Mr. Shumaker fintjs that the
tide has turned and strawberries are
ngain becoming an important cash
crop. While the high prices paid for
tobacco and cotton a few year9 ago
are attributed by many as being
chiefly responsible for the decline
i n strawberry production in North
Lime facts given for livestock feedsa
Carolina, this cannot be regarded as
th*? only cause. Mr Shumaker states
that the declining demand on account
of deterioration in quality of
pack should also not be overlooked.
To offset this the Division of Markets
began five years ago a movement
among the growers designed to popularize
better grading and to eliminate
deceptive facing of the herry
orate*. At that time North Carolina
berries sold on the market* at a
price decidedly h<?low th? average
for competing states. This movement
has gained momentum, however,
until last season our berries sold
on a par with thos? fron any other
"North Carolina growers can do
still better," says Mr. Shumaker.
"The standards in other states have
not been as high as they should have
been and merely to equal them is
not our goal. We still ship lots of
inferior berries which are not worth
the freight that must paid on
them. These of course, are mix.'d
in with the good berries.
rokee County, and the 1
MURPHY, NORTH CAROL1
Beat Eaaay by High School Student
Wina Higheat Educational Gift
Offered in Tbe United Statea Under
Auapicea of Highway Board.
Washington, D. C., April 16.?
High school principals, and in particular.
high school students, arc rallying
to the fourth annual good roads
essay contest conducted under the
auspices of the Highway Education
Board, according to daily correspon
dence and inquiries.
The unique subject, "The Influence
of Highway Transport Upon the
Religious Life of My Community,"
is attracting more than usual study
on the part of students, and XTtnl
churchmen and pastors are taking
a lively interest in the 700 word essays
being prepared by the hgh
chool students of the nation. The
best essay on the subject will receiv >
the H. S. Firestne Four Years University
Scholarship, valued at not
less than $4,000 or $1,000 annually,
in formation pertaining to the cont
*st has been sent to each high school
and t0 cac^ city and county superintendent
in the nation.
In addition to the scholarship offered
by Mr. Firestone numerous
state institutions nre giving prizes.
In Virginia. Dean Charles G.
Maphis. director of the division of
extension of the University of Virginia,
which is conducting the contest
in' that state, announces two
state prizes. The first prize is a
gift of $100 offered by the Kiwanis
Clubs of Virginia for the best essay
from the state. The bureau of extension
of the University of Virginift
offers a $2f>.00 prize for the
econd best essay from Virginia. An.
othed generous state p-ize is the
Jamestown College scholar-hips to
be given North I)ak<la student*
writing the best essays in that state
cccrding to "word iccrivea fro IT
Professor A. H. Yodei, director ol
the extension division of the University
of Nortjj r-akotu.
"Wo have the same state prize
as were given last year." writes
Prof. Yoder. "The?t are offered
by Jamestow;n College, consinting ol
two scholarships of $200 and $10C
each. We expect to have a fni
larger ana Better contest titan last
The University of Kentucky is
giving a gold medal for the besl
Kentucky c??ay, while in the states
of Louisiana. North Carolina, Ark
ansas, Oklahoma, and others, valu
able state prises also are offered
These are expected to serve a* at
added inducement tu the high schoo
students of the nation to participate
in the contest, In the majority ol
states the contest is handled withir
the respective commonwealths bj
the extension division of a Stat<
University, or by the State Depart
ment of Education.
Rules of the content provide thai
essays must be written on th^ as
words in length, and must be submit
[ ted to high school principals not lat
er than May 1. 1923.
From far off Alaska comes word:
of appreciation of the contest. Dr
lister D. Henderi*on, commissions
of education, says: "This office ap
precis*es your ts!?jrsphic announce
ment of th^ subject of this year'
contest. Immediately upon receip
1 of your telegram we forwarded thi
information concerning the contes
to the various high schools of Alas
Not only are Alaskan student
highly interested, hut high schoo
hoys and girls in the Canal Zone
the Philippines, Porto Rico, and Ha
waii, are likewise keenly eager t<
win the largest single educatior.a
.lwaiH in th^ UnitoH
j Ther^ will be usual services a
! the Baptist Church next Sunday
The evening service will begin a
t 7:30 instead of at 7 p. mj !
The peopl? are reminded of thi
special interest that is being put In
to the church work at this time. Dr
Fred Cochran will preach at botl
11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. There wi]
be special music in keeping with th
sermons. The public is cordially In
! vited to all services.
Leading Newspaper in I
[NA. FRIDAY, APRIL 20. 192S
Two State Officials Not in Ex-Sere
ice Men'a Eiteer.' Say*
( By Association Pre**)
Charlotte. April 4.?Justice W. P. ,
1 Stacey, of the state Supreme court,
and Baxter Durham, state auditor,
! are the two officials to whom he re!
ferred yesterday in expressing his
opinion that "ex-service men gen;
orally do not like their war records."
James A. Lockhnrd, state coeimander
of the American Legion, said
Mr. Loakhart had said yesterday
that ex-service men would take a
big part in coming elections and
would scrutinize the records of candidates
and added that two men at
present in police office were not liked.
He did not disclose the names
. of those to whom he referred until
tonight when he finally said he
thought in justice to other office'
holders that he fhould do so.
Mr. Lockhard was careful to say
that the legion did not intend going
into politics and that his statement
was an expression of his opinion as
to how ex-service men would vote.
He added that not fault was being
found in the official records of the
men he named but indicated that exservice
men would support veterans
or those whose sons went to war.
They would not vote for men who
they thought should have gont.' to
war, he explained,
i Mr. Durham's term of office expires
next year and Judge Stacey has
five more years to serve.
For Auaciation Meet
According to an announce by Mr.
, C. F. Mariiii, for the committee, the
f following program of Union meeting
of the Western North Carolina Assoc:
at ton, will be held with the Murnhv
Rantie Phuri-h Anr.l ->T -S
, and 29:
f 11a. nu, Introductory serraon by
) Rev. I.. 1*. Smith.
I 1:15 Devotional .fnd ortranlution.
* 1:30?Can we grow and develop
I a strong membership without readi
ing religious periodicals, by W. A.
2:30?What should be the attitude
of the church toward the local
j conditions of the community, v.z:
I r-chools, and general development of
. the citizenship of her community, by
f W. L. Martin.
9 a. m.?Devotional conducted by
% the Moderator.
9:30?Some of the things that Is
hindering the progress of our count
tiy churches, and a remedy, by Al.
? ' G'Vf ItiKlieal nlan for the ? .
nancing the church work, by the
. Murphy Pastor.
11:30?General review of our
II church work; roundtable discussion
of our needs.
. : 1:15 p. m.?Devoitional.
1:45?Do we not need to change
* our method in calling our church
t pastors? by W. N. Rogers.
% 2:15?What of our pledges to the
t 75- Million Can>r>aign? by D. F.
' Chamber Commerce
Haa Special Meeting
' i The Chamber of Commerce held
a special meeting: at the Library la;t
Tuesday night for the purpose of
considering business of importance
1 coming before the body at that time.
Quite a large number of business
t , men and citizens of the town wore
' 1 present, and all were pleased with
t the reports of the various commiti
tees. Much interest was manifestr
ed. and no finer spirit of co-opera
tion has ever been shown in the his.
tory of this organization.
h J Several important developments
il. are anticipated to materialize withp
I in the near future which will greatly
- benefit Murphy and this section In
this Section of Weste
SUCCESSFUL HOG '
RAisiisir. r a i i c
Raleigh.? Now that farmers arthinkifig
more about hog raising ii
North Carolina, it will not be sur
prising to find that the Siate is sooi
raising its entire pork supply witJ
some to sell, thinks Dr. F. D. Owen
in charge of the hog cholera eradi
cation work for the Federal *an?
State Department of Agricultu 't
Dr. Owen makes th? reservation
however, that any man who goe
into hog production with the though
of it being easy is destined to a rud
awakening. There ar a number o
discasei and conditions affecting thi
branch of farming which will cau.s
disaster instead of profits if th
owner is not careful.
Of these diseases, cholera is th
most prevalent. Dr. Owens find
that on a whole, th,. North Carolin
farmer ha* been fortunate in tha
th: is about! the only contagiou
disease which has gained any gren
foothold and even with it. if th
grower will use ordinary precaution
and will maintain an immunized her
he need have no great fear for hi
Dr. Owen states that cholera wi
kill about 85 per cent of the hop
in every herd that it roaches if th
herd has not been properly vacc
nat.d. If the animals have bee
treated with anti-hog cholera serui
and virus administered by a con
potent man, the los es f.-orn the di
ease will be slight, probably not m
r one-half of one por cent. Eve
this light loss is due to some ho$
having such a susceptibility to t*
disease that the vaccination will n?
protect but this is about five hoj
out of every five thousand.
Growers must remember, cautioi
Dr. Owens, that this treatment
purely protective and will not cur
The serum is usually worthless wh?
i given to hoiT- fhnt Knv.. Knan "If fany
length of tiny- Sometimei
will save the animals if given win
they have been sick only a few hou
but the only proper tim0 to treat
hog is before he gets sick.
Dr. Owen states that the fedcr
and government workers are endea
orinp to have hop if.owers prole
their stock by permanently immu
:zinp their breeding animals -?> th
al! future farrow inpt will be bori
with an immunity of from four
six weeks. If the pips are then tre
otl before woaninp. they will fiavc
protection up until they reach tl
ape of from e'Rht to twelve month
Tho.se saved for bio -dint? purpos
must apain be immunized when fro
100 to 150 pounds weiphl and th
should pive permanent protoctton.
The serum used for thi< purpo:
is sold at cost by the State l>epar
ment of Apriculture and full info
mation can be secured about pr
tectinp hops apainst this costly di
ease by writir.p either Pr. Owen ?
Or. William Morre, State Veterin
rian. at Raleiph.
Local Talent to Give
Musicale Next Wee
Next Thursday eveninpt April 2
at the school auditorium, a musica
will be piven under the auspices <
i the Woman's Club for the benefit <
the Carnepie Library.
Mrs. E. S. Edwards is on the pr
pram for two nuntbers. a male qua
: tette. composed of Messrs. Pavidso
Daniels, Dobbs and Hyatt, will o
for several "catchy" selections, !
eluding some nepro sonps. Mi
Lynn Albripht will pive a readir
isntitled, "The Soul of the Violin
A number of school g i r 1
from Ml* Johnson's music class w
also appear. Among these will 1
Mary Ella Clegg. Kathryn Thorn
son. Elizabeth Bnttain. Mary Be
Mrs. J. H. Axley and Miss Ida !
Johnson will also take part. An I
terasting and entertaining progra
! is promised.
A small admission charge wi'! \
made foj- the benefit of the Carne
ie Library. It is expected that the
I will be a large attendance.
The world over, the most eniigl
ened and progressive agriculttr
districts are found where livesto
provides one of the chief sources
X ADVERTISE IN
i THE SC O U T
t". *f twillmake:: I
'Vou RICH" \
rn North Carolina
.?!.?? A YE4B IN-ADVANCE
13TH ANNUAL N. C. .1
DRAINAGE MEET AT 'I
J NEW BERN APR. 18-19
- Elaborate Preparations
Bein^ .Made for Re j;
ceptio^Pof Delegates 4
The l t?tf*3tnnualNorth i&roliria Drainage
Convention wil^ b? field'at
1 V.??. T*..?. A*.-;! lO?L I SA*V -? -
dey the auspices of the North Caro- ^ I
i nu Geological and Economic Survey
and the North Carolina i>rain- # *
t age Association. ^
e[ It is expected that as a result of . ^ . '
f drainage legislation passed by the *
s general assembly of 1923t this year
e will mark another epoch in reelamae'
tion work in Vohi. Cs^'.ins.
The passage of the original North
e Carolina Drainage I*aw, in 19109,
s marked the beginning of reclamation
a work in this State, particularly in
t the piedmont and coastal plain re*
gions. Since that period something
,t like 600.000 acres of land have been
e reclaimed. Several obstacles have
* from time to time arisen in our reel
clamation work in connection with
is sale of hr?n#K( utilization of the reclaimed
land, maintenance of ditchU
?, organization of districts, et i*
rs is believed that the passage of the <
e recent legislation will *traighten out |
i- these difficulties and will enable
n district:; t?> be organized more quickn
ly and the bonds sold more advan x
There will ht. a full discussion at
f. the convention of this legislation,
n Construction and maintenance of
rs drainage ditche, will also be considie
ercd. There will be a moving p?cturure
lecture on general reclamar'
New Bern is making extensive
js plans for entert lining those who ate.
tend the convention, anil it is ex'n
pected that there will be a large del- ^
egation of drainage commissioners, ' ? ^
engineers, landowner;:, and others In?n
t crested in reclamation work to ata
tend the convention.
All who are in an>" way interested
in such work are most cordially
invittd to attend the convention.
?< PEACH CROP IS
Z WELL DISTRIBUTED
Raleigh. ? The part co-operation
plays m the distrbution ?>f products
es was well illustrated last season with
m the North Carolina peach crop, rcjs
ports Gorrell Shumaker, of the Division
of Markets of the State Colse
lege and Department of Agriculture.
A lareg part of the peach crop
r_ was handled through a co-operative
n. association of peach growers. He
finds that at least 46 towns and citor
ies in 19 states, the District of Coa_
lun^hia and Canada were served
North Carolina peaches. A record
, of the destination of 1121 cars from
mm tuUi shipment of i4?2 cars tiecured
by the Division of Markets
a discloses the following:
North Atlantic States took 753 of
these 1121 cars. New England States
6. 205 case. Southern States 110 cars,
je Middle Western States 39 cars and
^ Canada 14 cars. Cities which rcrf'ivpH
w\r\r. tKn KA waihi
-v n .. ? "*v *
as follows: New York 310 cars,
Philadelphia 206 cara (some of these
o- were for diversion), Boston 152 cars
r_ Washington 55 cars, Baltimore 54
n. cars. About 65 cars were originf.
ally billed to Potomac Yards, Va.,
n- for diversion from thai point,
ss North Carolina peaches during latL.?r
Julv and oariv rnnni u-sm
more abundant in the market* at
* Boston, Philadelphia and Washingill
ton than peaches from any other
be state. Georgia peaches were second
p. i place. In New York and Pittsburg
ii. | North Carolina stock was second
K. - with Georgia first. f
n- ? (
m His first year out of college, a %
young farmer of Nash County made
be $2180 clear Test year on a rented
g- farm. ? ..other in Sampson County
re nv.',r enough money to purchase and
pay for a 100-hiW apairy worth
Si.000, and still another in Pender
it-1 County made $175<k net from his
-al ! farm. These men above the
ck $300-income men becaiW0 of college
of training and they will fkl better as
'they gain experience. \ ^