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Vol. XLIII. ? No. 51.
LOTS TO FARMER
Fgiures Show Employment Of One
Adds Very Little To The
Farm and home demonstration
agents in North Carolina cost the
countic - i which they are employ
ed an average of less than one cent
for ea : tax dollar levied in 1931,,
Charle \. Sheffield, assistant di
rector '?f agricultural extension at
N*. ('. State college, said in an inter
view ? week with a representa
tive <if ' e Associated Press and car
ried ii! tl daily press of the State.
The -unity s hare in bearing the
cost o?- the county agents averages
approximately one-half of one rent
and. when the state's part is added
ir. the amount runs only to about
>8 ! <?!!? cent out of each tax dol
lar levied, he figured.
In 1 ? 1 ? - . farm agents were em
tloyed in S;! counties and home ag
?nts in 'irt. and while there was some
agitation in a few counties to dis
?jense uith the work of th, agents,
it ?J- t . i It /I'd by thoughtful farm
rrs that t ie economies to ln> effect
???? i- ' way should he negligible in
rempan-n with the savings secured
.hrmigh .? .unty airent work. Shef
xi'i sai He pointed out that dis.
?ontinunnce of a county agent would
reduce the tax burden hv onlv one.
half ot one rent for each tax dollar
Am move to curtail taxes in the
rarmu- nun ties is to be commendc
' t !l- <>me. he continued, "hut
?ny attemnt to save taxes by dis
pensing with o'r limiting the effi
ciency of a good county home or
.vaM "I"' 'S 3 .'0ri0U!! *?ep back
he, it comparison of taxes and
the ability to ray taxes in counties
ron i,l,'';' /,V:th?1:,1 farm "hows
considerable evidence in favor of the
Vents work. A study of compar
able counties recently borrowing gov
I " ?r0n" wouId h<- ? -ood ex
It foi such comparison."
,h<" "P'nion of leading farni
Muntv an?1 1, UraI WOrkers that the
pencil f ??m? as;ont is an
?crtn , i ,n th" Mmc'b?k of
lectelll ? W::nt on- Kach is se
'rainet! ' c'?"*p f}f m' ?she is well
' ?vel n n m e n t .m ' ' 1 a r with the latest
?Mrfk j i "gricultural re
?vrh and knowledge.
\ .tillable Contacts Made
made"w'Vi, thr aE?nts contacts arc
tr?neid;.;h1(,?CciaTlists a"d other
farmer; v,d r' to them that
'lip arm.. wo.n'en look for
Oi; arr 'formation and the new
ckn f ,. i" efficient methods and
,??lv ' ''?""'"nstrations 0n how to
^'o-- of ?hTfa??W,e<,eC t0 th"
dw'ell'iV ' a,e?vli?Ue-' that many C,ty
try am? u '^tuining to the coun
Icft th\ * ar*d girls who formerly ,
*n;r? for a eity ?>?b
itnperai," Tk co"">try, it is more
tytohv. " cver, foV e?ch coun
*ist (U ' a 'la'ned worker to as
? tin:, --..r r j: ^en, t??. this is
and tfl f ,, cadjustment in farming
i"no ti?? ?W Well-Planned ideas. It
To ' l".let thin*> drift.
Pr*Par, fl and effectively
We 1 hev'u?ure' the farmer,
"Per advice * uUsmess nlan. needs
"id clos . ? , must have a "tal
leue and ev att With his State "I
'?untv -icenter'mtnt *tatlon and
liroueh whiVh '?u C ,human medium
he asserted '* accomplished.
Most r Crn investment
a^ent de!''la?erSthW?h?hUSe the county
>n investment ) 18 serv,ccs are
Sheffield said ?n n<>t "" exPense
"how thfsU,es> Sheffield explained,
lows: '"vestment cost is" as tol
Uxes r'laot?? W'1? pa'd 'n county
for the s',nifail myes,ted only $.0088
ivorl tu 0 the county agent
contribute ?o1jW/? pa'd $5 wou,d
'"ppr.'rt ? the Sin , county agent
S.OSK fo' ' ?10 taxpayer would give
'"S $L'". MW?rk; the person pay- 1
the man contribute $.22 and
only s so J ' pa'd would give
Thus if 1% "unty "(tent work.
that the '" he seen, he concluded,
?~ho najj ?unty agent cost the mar
it, h Cen m?ch as *100 >" taxes
l? frcrmote than ?neJ dollar
ment ?*** y ndvsnee
v " Velfa're.
Olympic Torch Will Be Lighted July 30
Mrs. Kilgnr lYvis Smith of the Olympic Junior Hospitality corps of I.os
Angeles show* the r.?'\vlv o?l Olympic torch which will bo lighted j
during the opening ct?r?*monics ?*t tlic Olympic games on July <>0. The
torch will hum throughout the 10 <ln v.s and nights of the games.
MONDAY, JULY 25
Martin's Creek consolidated schools
will begin .Monday, July 25th. All pa
trons are urged to bo present for a
boosting campaign in attendance,
work and general educational uplift.
Make New Farm
Plans Before The
Plans for the new year propeily
are made beginning at least six
months before the old season closes ,
so that the farm owner may know '
what he should do to make his place
produce at the fullest capacity.
"In planning work for 11)33, North
Carolina farmers should consider the
present crop and then forward to the
next crop," says J. F. Criswell, ox
tension economist at State College.
"I*oV instance thos who do not have
sufficient seed of the varieties I
wanted this year may plan to save!
the best seed on hand this season, j
Arrangements could bo made with
neighbors to get some of their seed j
paying for it by labor or exchange
before planting time next spring.'
Brood sows are needed on most farms \
and the feed for these animals can I
be planned now. Laying hens and1
l'eed for the hens should be carefully j
provided for and the fall and winter t
garden prepared." |
If such arrangements are made at
pdesent. there will be less worry and j
well. In marketing the crop this
shortages next season, thinks Cris-j
yea'r, he suggests that the entire
crop not be sold as one lot and all
the produce penalized in price be
cause of the presence of inferior i
quality. It is better to carefully
grade the poorest and the best and
he difference in thep rice received
will give better profits than lumping
the entire yield.
Another thing of importance to
every North Carolina landowner lies
in keeping reco'rds on the fields and
projects. Some will be self-sustain
ing, some will be profitable and some
wi! show a loss. A study of the re
cords on the ventures will bo profit
able in planning next years' enter
prise?, especially when final prices
a're recorder this season.
Prison Worker Here
Capt. Dan McDonald evangelist |
to prison founde'r and Supt. ot the :
Piedmont Prison Mission with head- I
quarters in Charlotte visited our
County jail here la^t Wednesday
morning and distributed Bibles and I
gave the inmates a splendid lecture
Capt. McDonald is well known in
Western North Carolina, and an
nounced the object of his Prison
is to seek crime prevention. The
cooperation of the prisoner with the
officials. The moral and physical
uplift of the prisoner, the restoration;
of the offender to good citizenship, j
Capt. McDonald stated that he
counts on 90 per cent of the prison-'
ers to make good. He asks the co-*
Nitrate Of Soda
Conducted by Dealer
Farm- of W. [\ Payne and R.
R. Heal have boon selc't^-d
Two farms demonstrations areS
bein? conducted tliis year by the
projrresMve Chilean Nitrate dealers
W .M. I-ain Grocery Co. announce
ment of which is being carried in our
advertising columns this week.
.MY. Fain says two Demonstra-i
tion.N were conducted last year on i
farms of K. I'. Hawkins, Murphy and
\\ . A. Nichols, Culberson with such
convincing results that Chilean Ni
trate does pay, that he prevailed up- j
on the Chilean bureau to let him |
conduct two demonstration this year.
In selecting sites for the Demon- 1
st'rations a different farm is select- j
ed each year and generally on the <
Highway so it is eai-ily accessible in 1
all kinds Of weather f r the Object
in conducting these demonstrations
is to let the farmers s* e the result?,
Mr. Fain plan> .0 have a check up
on these cfrops later wht-n the corn
wil ho measured and 'he actual re
, suits checked, watch for further an
Stevens Likes This
Mr. and MYs. J.. K. Stevens of j
Washington, P. C. ha\e been the
'guests of Mr. an^ .Mrs. E. I*. Haw- j
j Kin.-. Mr. Stevens is chef steward
and is connected with the Georgetown
Preparytory School of the George- 1
town University, ami he and M'rs.
Stevens have been visiting in this
section for several days.
Mr. Stevens was a visitor in Murp
hy and Cherokee county some nine 1
years ago. He expressed hrmself as !
being highly pleased with the climate :
and people of this mountain country, j
"I think you have the finest climate j
in the wo'rjd," Mr. Stevens said in '
an interview. "And I have been in
all sections of the United States, and
have never been treated so royally
and so kind anywhere as I have
been on this trip by the people of
"I would like to express publicly
my thanks and appreciation for the
many cou'rtesies extended Mrs. Ste
vens and myself and by Mr. and Mrs.
Hawkins, and the other good people
of the town and county.'
Mr, Stevens was so well pleased
I with this section that he is consider
ing purchasing a small piece of prop
erty lor a summer home.
'Mr. Stevens suggests that with a
few more boosters like Mr. Hawkins,
and Murphy could be made a real
manufactuiing center, and this sect
ion he believes is destined to become
They left last Thursday morning
1 fo'r their home in Washington.
operation of ail good people in his
work that he carries on with out sal
ary. His P. O. Box is 1175, ChaY
lotte, N. C.
DIES AT HOME IN
MARBLE, IULY 13
Mr--. J. M. ! i vinjr !. a : ativ..
|of Stokes County, lied at her hovne
i near Ma rbk-. Wednesday afternoon, j
I July lUth.
Tlu* funeral M'rvic*v was held ;
Thursday : t the Marble Baptist '
hutch. with the burial in the Marbie!
cemetery. Th' Rev. J. S. Stan-bury. :
of Sylva. officiated, a .-listed by the
Rev. H. C. Whitaker, c - Andrews. i
Surviving are her husband, a mem
ber of the Cherokee county borad ot J
commissioners: s? ven sons. S. K. oi
Ash?'viiie. Wendell, of thi I*. S. Navy
Philadelphia, Kmoiy of Andiews.
Paul of Grandview. and Ha: lev. and
j Willard. < f Marble: 1 vo daughters.
i.Mi . E. A. Ea*rwooei and Mi-- < lara
I.t?vinirood of Marble, and three
sisters, MV.s Betty I.loyd and Mrs.
: Abbie Patterson of Brawlev. Calif..'
' Mr.-. Alice Hail of Murphy: four
. brother-. Jesse. John. Bryan, am.
! Harry Martin of Brawk-y. Calif. j
Associationai B. Y. P.
U. Study Course Week
Many of our churches and B. Y. P. f
l*.*> art- looking forward to the 13. V.!
I . U. -tudy course week. July 24th
! hrough the 30th. Miss Winnie Rick
I ?>tt will head a pro up of B. Y. P. U.
j workers that will teach B. Y. P. U.
study cou'rse all over Cherokee and
' lay counties. David T. Mashbuin.
Associationai president has asked
the coopehation of t-very Baptist
church in this week of great oppor
tunity. He has asked that the 13. Y.
P. U. presidents, Sunday school Sup
erintendents and pastor- desiring* a
; tate worker in their church to write
him at once at Andrews.
This work will not only in carried
?n in the Western association. The
week of July 10th these workers
will be in the Tennessee River as
sociation. surrounding* Bryson City.
, 1 he week cf July 17th they will be j
I in the Ma?-on association, Macon.
I County, and from Macon on to thisj
association. Prom here they will no I
to the Tuckasseegee Association,!
1 Sylva and surrounding- towns. In
all the workers will be on the field
mx weeks covering our western re
ASSOC I AT ION AL CONVENTION
The annual Western Association
il B. Y. P. U. Convention will be
held July HI with the Little Brass
town church. .Miss Winnie Rickett.
from our own section and State B.
Y. P. lT. Secretary, will deliver the
addresses ot the convention. This
will follow up our week of study
^our-e. Reports will bo made from]
I the different churches. Our own
| young people will appear on the pro-'
I been great and insirational. but ae- ]
cording to the program committee. 1
I the convention thi:. year has one < !* (
the best program outlines we have (
witnessed. Music. Inspirational ad- ;
fi esses morning worship, pastors
help, B. Y. P. U. officers helps.)
spiritual uplifting thincs will be heard I
I new plans for a greater association
1 .vill be discussed, new districts will j
be added. Winnie Ricketi will inspire'
land thrill, and lift heavenward every
hearer. The service* will start at !
ten thirty A. M. and close at four P. |
M. Plan to come ? delegations will
he unlimited ? the whole church is i
The Davidson Renuion met at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mc
Combs, Sunday June 26th. and the
j fallowing children and grand
chldren and great grand children of
Col. Harrv Davidson were there.
Mrs. W B. Pa^ and son. Fred of
I Hayesville. Mrs. Viola Bell and son.
j R as comb Hyatt. Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Davidson and three children. Mary
Ann, Edwin and Betty Sue of Lees
; bury. Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Xeil David
son, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Akin, andi
daughters, Mary, Mildred and Martha I
Mrs. E. B. Norvell. Mr. Samuel Hugh-!
;es Mr. and Mrs. J. S-.McCombs and i
[ children. J. W. McCombs of Char
| lotte. Mr. and Mrs Ben Davis and
i daughter. Bennie Jo of Charlotte,
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Wells of Tomotla
! Dilla'rd and Clara McCombs and Miss
| Sara Cook. All reported plenty to
Play By Woman's Club
*'Oh Doctor!" three act Musical
; Comedy by the Triangle Producing
j Company of Greensboro, will be pre
] sonted, August 2, sponsored by the
Murphy Woman's Clhb.
j Miss Margaret Stanton, a coach
| sent out by the company, will arrive
in .Murphy Saturday, and rehearsals
will begin .Monday.
Tht schools of Cher??ke? County
will open Monday. -July 25th. nccord
cording to announcement hy Supei
intendent A. L. Martin in connection
"*ith the announcement of a list ? t
the teachers employed in the va. u
school3 ol the county for the y.o
19:i2-H?*3. The list i?f teache.s fol
Martins Creek. Mr . K. (I. White
principal; Mrs. Carmen Wright. Mis
Geneva Chastain, Miss Frances Dick
Ebeneezt r, Everett White and M
White Chu'rch. Paul Lovingoo?' ;?? !
Mi.-s Fthel Ilavis.
Bate- Civek. Franklin Smith
Owl Creek, Frank Walsh, Mi- Firssie
Crain and Miss Mar> Nell William
Tomotla, Mis.- I.eila Hayes ami John
Ilai-liaw. Mi - Boitha liogan.
Boiling Springs. Miss Mat-tie Palm
Davis Creek. Miss Norma Lee Ho
gan and Mrs. Carrinjre*
Pcachtree, K. C. Pipes, Miss Min
nie Ferguson, Mr-. Irene Grant, Mi s
Dale Sudderth. Mrs. Ruth McComh
..Marble, ft. R. Carrol!, Mrs. V. M.
West, Miss Imogene Foster and Clai
Oak drove. Mis- Leone Patterson.
Junaluska. Miss Genevive McKcl
dry and Miss Rosa Anderson.
Kliodo. Mi-s Annie Stewart, Miss
Topton, Kenneth Wright and Mis
Emma Lou Stanfield.
Ranger, X. O. Kilpatrick. Miss
Edith Mason, and -Mi s Fay Adams.
Beech ( reek, Mrs. Gene Haney.
Shields School. Miss Kdith Mason
and Miss Irene Kisselburg.
Kinney, Miss Es telle Mauney and
Miss Elizabeth Kilpatrick.
Macedonia, Alden Cook.
Sunny Point, Mis-- Edith Alae
Shields, and Miss Luella Jenkins.
Wolf Creek, Mrs. Kate Shields and
Miss Maud McAlister; Wolf Creek
A, Miss Mary Barnard.
Friendship, L. W. Shields and Miss
Postell, Miss Stella Mann.
Clark, Miss Mattfe Lou McNabb.
Hill School, Miss Ossie Smith and
Mrs. Klza West.
Shcan r School, Porter Raper.
River Hill, Miss Addie Lee Rattles.
Reids Chapel, Miss Maggie Mc
Persimmon Creek. Miss Olga Glenn.
Unaka, \V. K. Johnson. Mrs. Ber
tha Chembers and Miss Maud Dock
Violet, Mi. -4 Timpson.
Ogreeta, Miss Nellie llendrix.
i Upper Beaverdam, Miss IL.ttie
i I.ou Walsh and Miss Annie I.ou K. ?
Buckberry. Miss Ruby Mason.
Fairview, Miss Minnie Tatham.
Teache'rs for three ot' the schools
have not yet been selected.
Oxford Singing Class
Hre Wednesday Night
The Oxford Orphanage Singing
Class presented a delightful pro
gram to a large audience at the
school auditorium Wednesday even
The program consisted of choruses
readings, drills and an operetta.
-The Quest of the Pink Parsol."
There we're twelve girls and four
boys in the class under the manage
ment of J. W. Alderman of the Or
phanage who has been conducting
these tours for a number of years.
The program was directed by Mrs.
Sadie Hutchinson, music teacher at
MEETING OF WEST
j The fifth Sunday meeting of :h?
| West Liberty association will b?- held
with the Beaverdam church at L'naka
I N. C.^ beginning Saturday July 30th,
j and continuing through Surniav, the
A program wili be arranged which
; will permit the discussion of subjects
j Saturday mo.rning and afternoon,
with a sermon Saturday and Sunday
at the eleven o'clock hour.
Sunday morning will i?c given to
Sunday school with probable discus
sion of Sunday school problems and
work. Subjects of vital importance
to otfr church work will be discussed.