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WCULD LOVE,n CAR
The lower house of the general
assembly-passed, on Monday night,
a measure to;.:reduce license fees
pn passenger iftutomobiles from 55
cents a hundred pounds to1 40 cents.
BRITISH PLAN DEBT LUMP
Sir Ronald Lundsayy British am
bassador to the United States, has
returned to England- and is re
ported to have presented a plan
for- final settlement) of the . war
debt by making a lump . sum pay
ment to' this- country, the sum
mentioned ranging from one to
AUTHORIZE CROP LOANS
President Hoover, 1 on" - Saturday,
signed the bill authorizing $90,000,
000 in loans to' farmers for produc
tion of 1933 crops, the loans to be
secured by crop liens.
N. C. BUILDING DECLINES
In 21 large . cities of the state,
the cost of building operations in
1932 declined 47.5 per cent from
the 1931 total, 'or from $5,386,600 in
1931 to $2,827,594 in1 1932.
MUTINOUS CREW TAKES
. CRUISER ; ,L '
A mutinous native crew of Suma
tra sailors overpowered the Officers
of the Dutch cruiser JDe Zeven
Provincien, and steamed : away to
ea. By .. wireless ' thjy ; said the
mutiny was a; protest against a
- wage cut N and that the warship
would shortly be turned back to
the officers. I
PICKING LITTLE CABINET
.,. Willi PrraMent.oWt" EVonlrlin
D. Roosevelt steams through trop
ical waters 1 in a vacation aboard
( Vincent Astor's yacht, James A.
farley, national Democratic chair
man, and his lieutenants met- this
week in Miami to consider names
- fnr tnonv
secretaryships in the federal ' de-
, partments. '-''':7cT:r
, CONGRESS" HONORS
COOLIDGEi; v " :,
Congress on Monday honored the
memory of Calvin - Coolidge with
senate and house in : joint session
viuviaia is vv.i mucin Clliu lite
diplomatic corps present to pay
homage to the late president
ROAD PATROLMAN BEATEN
Road. Patrolman James Merritt
was attacked by five white men
attempted to arrest one of them.
He was so badly beaten about' the
head and body that his recovery
was despaired of for a time. . ' "
President-elect Roosevelt has an
nounced he will ; follow Woodrow
Wilson's practice, and reveal the
names of his cabinet officers on
March 3, ' the day before his in
auguration. SAYS UNEMPLOYMENT
Supporting a bill to open uo all
resources of the reconstruction cor
poration for relief of the unemploy
ed, Edward F. McGrady, represen
tative of union labor, told the sen
ate s banking committee on Friday
that over 12,000,000 are unemploy
ed, 9,000,000 are on part time, 45,
000,000 Americans are living in pov
erty, 15,000,000 of them existing
only with the aid of charity.
McLean calls for
Angus" W. McLean, former Tar.
Heel governor, was one of several
witnesses to tell senate committees
at Washington, Friday, that sub
stantial aid must be extended to
agriculture if serious consequences
are to be avoided.' McLean urged
two-year moratorium on farm
PRITCHARD CONTEST ENDED
George W. .Pritchard's contest of
the 1930 election of Josiah W.
Bailey to the United States senate,
was dismissed by the senate, Fri
day, approving its elections com
mittee report - that- charges of ir
regularities had not been sustained.
Pritchard, former congressman
from the 10th district, will be re
imbursed $12,000 expense money.
SENATE SUSPENDS OFFICER
. "There are not many senators or
representatives, who sell their votes
for money, and it is pretty well
known who those few are," wrote
David S. Barry in the New Out
look magazine. The senate, on
Friday, suspended Barry from his
post as sergeant-at-arms, when he
said he could not name any mem
bers of congress who had accepted
VOL. XLVIII, NO. 6
County Agent Urges Farm
ert Desiring Seed To
FEB. 18 IS TIME LIMIT
Lespedeza Seen as One of
Best Crops for Soil
F. S. Sloan, county farm demon
stration agent, announced this week
that he was planning to make a
big pool order for. lespedeza seed
on Saturday,, Feb. 18, and urged
that all farmers desiring to enter
the pool notify him as soon as pos
sible., He pointed out that by or
dering in this way ' the farmers
of the county can save consider
able money. Current lespedeza
seed prices are very good, he add
ed, but are guaranteed only until
February 18,- '-,'.' -
Commenting on lespedeza, its
advantages -and. :therway;itr.should
be- planted,- the county agent said :
"Common lespedeza should be
sown on small grain as soon as
possible. The Korean variety may
be sown a little later . than the
common; but by the time the seed
may be obtained, it will be time
to sow either variety. . The com
mon is the best all-round variety.
It makes good yields of hay i and
seed, andreseeds itself in pastures
better than the other varieties.
"The . Korean makes a heavy
yield of both hay and seed under
favorable conditions. It is not
adapted to as wide a range of soils
as the other varieties. The Korean
is a month earlier than the com
mon. The leaves are larger and
the - Stems coarser than ' those of
many of the other varieties. The
seed are all borne at the ends of
the stems, in the midst, of cluster
of leaves,"resemblingsmall pine
cones." " --
" Mr." Sloan gave" several interest
ing points on the uses of lespedeza.
"Hay yields run from 1,500 ' to
6,000 pounds to the acre, some
times more," he said. "In di
gestibIeprotein - lespedeza - is be
tween red clover and alfalfa hay.
It - is higher in , digestible carbo
hydrates than any other legume
haylcommonly-rowh in. jthis. state,
Lespedeza hay is relished by all
kinds of livestock, and is eaten
with little waste.
- Fine for Soil
"As a soil improver lespedeza is
in the front ranks. Out of eight
tests, made by the state, turning
under lespedeza for corn gave an
average yield of 44.1 bushels of
corn to the acre where the lespe
deza was turned under, and 21.3
bushels in the same field where
no lespedeza was grown; being an
increase of 22.8 bushels. It is al
most impossible to remove a crop
of ; lespedeza r soriompletely:- as - to
prevent it from improving the soil.
This is because a large percentage
of theTlants " is " below; the" height
of mowing. Of course the larger
the growth turned under, the great
erwiltbethe" benefit W th soil.
The nitrogen gathering bacteria of
lespedeza are present in practically
all North Carolina soils, being the
same as those of cowpeas, velvet
beans and peanuts.
"Lespedeza's chief value for graz
ing is that it affords good pastur
age during the hot summer and
fall months when most other pas
ture plants are dormant. The Ko
rean may be grazed from June 1
to October I, and the other varie
ties from July 1 to November I.
The common variety is best for
general , pasture use,' as it. will re-,
seed itself even whengrazed down
to one inch in height ,
"Lespedeza 'should be sown on
small grain in February or March
so as to get two crops per year.
Korean lespedeza germinates, in
about two weeks, the other va
rieties in four to five weeks. When
broadcast at least one bushel, , (25
pounds), of seed should be sown to
the acre.It should " be covered
lightly, -as with a weeder, unless
sown Very 'early. A lespedeza field
should be clipped in late June or
early July to retard the growth
of weeds, since no variety except
the Korean makes . much growth
Box Supper To Be
Held at Patton School
A box supper will be given at
the Patton school house Saturday
night February 18, for benefit of
the West End baseball team.
Music will be furnished by ft itring
Highlands One of'
Wettest Points in U. S.
, Highlands, which enjoy the
reputation of being the highest
incorporated town . in point of
altitude waat of the Rocldea, al
to is one of th wetteat, if not
the wettest, in point of ramfiall,
in the United State.
The precipitation gauge kept
by Barry Hawkins, United
States weather bureau obeerven
at the Rock Houae station in
Horte Cove, near Highlands,
regutened nearly 17 inches of
rainfall but year. The exact
measurement was 9846 inch a.
Some, year ago, it u said, High
land had 127 mchea rainfall
over a period of 12 months.
Figure are not available on
precipitation in other sections
of the country last year, but
Highlands is thought by weath
er exports to rank close to the
BY RED CROSS
J. E. Lancaster Is Elected
J. ET Lancaster was unanimously
electe(T chairman of the Macon
QpuntyRcd Cross for the ensuing
y?ar at a meeting of the chapter
in the - courthouse Saturday after
noon. "Mr. Lancaster has been
serving as chairman of the relief
organization since last fall, when
he was appointed to the position
after Miss Elizabeth Kelly, who had
been chairman for two years, be
came too ill to carry on the work.
Other, officers elected by -the
chapter were J. C. Mell, of High
lands, vice president, and Mrs.
Claude Russell, Franklin, secretary
and treasurer. -
Mrsr Russell, who was reelected
county chapter had collected $204
in membership fees : and donations
last year, besides . a quantity of
clothing and food. The Highlands
chapter, which since has been con
solidated with the county organiza
tion, collected $49.95 last vear. i
-Mc-Lancaster-r-in -accepting -elecH
tion as president, said he felt it
was more of an honor than elec
tion to public of fice and expressed
his sincere appreciation . for the
trust imposed in him. . He reported
that the chapter, cooperating with
Miss Rachel Davis, welfare super
intendent, had helped in administer
ing relief last year to 900 men,
representing 650 families, and had
distributed the following food and
clothing to needy persons: Four
carloads of flour. 17 dozen over
alls, three dozen jumpers, 96 dozen
pairs of hose, 48 dozen suits of
underwear, 58 dozen-sweater,two
dozen play suits. 1.830 yards of
flannel, 1,630 yards of prints, 125
garments made by church, women.
Joseph Elliott. 52.
Iotla Farmer, Dies
Joseph Elliott, 52, died at his
home on Iotla Wednesday morn
ing at 8 o'clock after an illness
of several months.
Funeral services were held at the
Hollv Sorinsrs Bantist church
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock
with the Rev. A. S. Solesbee in
Mr. Elliott was a farmer and had
made his home on Watauga most
of his life.
Surviving are " his widow, who
was Miss Hester Patterson, of
Watauga, two sons, Eugene and
Lester; two daughters, Elizabeth
and a small child; his father, Wil
liam Elliott of Franklin. Route
4; 5 brothers, Charles Elliott, of
Koute 4, Henry and John of
Cherokeejcounty, Sam and Thom
as, ot the Mate of Washington
William B. McGuire, Jr.
Passes Bar Exam
- William Bulgin McGuire, Jr.7 son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. McGuire
of Franklin, was among the 68 ap
plicants for law licenses who pass
ed the state bar examination Mon
day of last week, it was announced
Saturday by the Supreme Court.
Mr. McGuire is a student in the
Duke university law school.
The lantern slide show sponsored
by the Methodist church at . the
auditorium last Friday night was
quite a succeis, a good crowd at
FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, FEB. t, 1933
Atlantic Monthly Carries
Poem by Franklin Resident
A poem by Robert W. New. who
came to franklin with his family
about four months aeo after stand
ing some time in Germany, was
puDiisned m the January issue of
The Atlantic . Monthly.
The poem, entitled "Vermont
Farm," follows :
And all the love that there ever
Between Granville Hill and the
Valley of Flood -
Is burned out now and gone and
And the valley road is lost in
LAnd the cellar holes are caving in.
The same old brook runs across
this road ' -v .
Though its gully is choked with
Occasional young stock nibble the
On Granville Hill that looks across
The ruined vale to the wooded
And so the slope has a cozy air,
1 nYin8. to;he on-m-8piteo.f -the
And dream of New England of
former days. v .
Nobody drives on the narrow road.
Nothing alive but occasional . flies
Mars the. quiet of this old place.
Meeting Called .
Methodists To Form
A meeting of the officials and
leading laymen of the Methodist
churches of Macon county has
been called to take place at the
Methodist church in Franklin at
7;30 p. m., Wednesday, February
15. The purpose of ihe meeting,
it was announced by the Rev. O.
P. Ader, pastor of the Franklin
church, is to organize ; a county-
After a devotional service to be
led by the pastor an election of
of f icers-will be--held;-Then-a-ser-vice
will be conducted by the Rev.
G. N Dulin, pastor of the Frank
lin circuit, with a" discussion of
the question : - "What - is - a Chris
tian; am I a Christian?" :
Subsequent monthly meetings are
planned for the county-wide Meth-odistornizatIon,r6tatingbe-!
tween the various churches in the
A joint meeting of the Waynes
ville, Asheville and Marion dis
tricts of the Western North Caro
lina conference of the Methodist
church has been called to convene
at 10:30 a. m. Friday, February i
10, in Central Methodist church,
Asheville. The program includes
addresses by Bishops Mouzon and
Kern. All presiding elders, pastors
and certain laymen from each
charge are urged to attend, but
the meeting also will be open to
all. others who : wish, to he present.
Rev. J. A. Bryson
Prominent in Missouri
The following news item is clip
ped from a - Missouri paper;
"Rev. J. A. Bryson recently re
turned from Southwest Baptist col
lege, Bolivar, Mo, where he de
livered a series of 11 sermons on
Stewardship and held conferences
with ministerial 1 students. This
work was achieved under the di
rection of the Missouri Baptist
Mr. Bryson is a native of Macon
county, and is well known here.
He is a brother of Mrs. John M.
Moore of Franklin.
Mission Group Plans
A "jitney supper" to raise funds j
for the Franklin Methodist church
will be given in the storeroom of
the Northwest Carolina Utilities,
Inc, next to the postoffice, Tues
day evening, February 14, begin
ning at 7 o'clock. . The supper will
be sponsored by Circle No. 2 of
the Missionary society of the
Methodist church. "Those making
arrangements for the supper prom
ise generous servings for five
cents each; hence the name, "jitney
Set for February 18
A baseball meeting has been
called to meet at the courthouse
at 2 o'clock on Saturday, February
18. All teams in the county are
urged to be present. This meet
ing was scheduled to be held Sat
urday, February 4, but was post
poned because it conflicted with
snbthtr meetlnf In ths courthouse.
It is desolate, ghastly, forbidding,
And yet it is dear as it always
And private and intimate; precious
The sacred land LThe beloved hills !
The soil to return to be buried in.
Mr. New was born in Brooklyn,
N. Y, on June 16, 1893, a member
of a family of writers. His father,
who died recently in New York,
was a regular contributor to the
Blue Book for 40 years. Mr. New
is the author of a number of
books on scientific subjects, sev
eral novels and a number of poems.
A large, smiling man, he attracts
much attention because he makes
a custom of wearing an overall
jumper, tennis shoes and no tie.
He explains that he dresses in this
manner to keep an agreement made
with a friend, .
Mr. New and his family, consist
ing of Mrs. New, a daughter, three
sons and a nephew, are occupying
the Porter house on Bidwell street.
He said he decided to make his
home in the south to be near a
friend, Professor Phillips, a member
of the faculty of Piedmont col
lege, Demorest, Ga. He and Mr.
Phdhps are graduates of Harvard
Bill Would Make Bryson
A bill to authorise the register
of deeds of Macon county, to
serve also as county accountant
at a salary of $50 a month has
been introduced in the legisla
ture by Representative C. L.
The measure evidently is aim
ed at restoring the work of
keeping the county's books to
C Tom Bryson, register of
deeds. When the new board of
commissioners astumed office in
December it turned this - job
over to one of its members, E.
W, Long. Mr. Bryson claimed
that - fees-collected -by htm 4s
register' of "deeds were insuf
In his campaign speeches ' Mr.
Ingram promised to use his in
fluence to abolish the job of
county accountant, formerly held
by W. D. Barnard, chairman of
the old Iboard, lat . ' salary. of
$1,800 a year. But somebody
must keep the county's books.
Evidently, the plan now is to
keep the county accountant,
turning the job over to the reg
ister of deeds at a reduced sal
ary, and to abolish the job of
Mrs. Redding Dies
Former Franklin Woman
Passes at Niceville, Fla.
News was received here last
week of the death of Mrs. V. A.
Redding in a hospital at Niceville,
Fla., last Thursday.
here for several years, and made
many friends who will regret to
learn of her death.
She was the mother of Mrs.
Fred L. Siler and a sister of Mrs.
Fred S. Johnston. Mrs. Siler was
with her mother when she died.
Owing to the disagreeable weath
er the zone missionary meeting of
the Methodist churches of Macon
county has' been postponed until
the second Tuesday in May. The
next meeting1 will be held with
the Franklin Methodist church.
HIGHLANDS TEAMS WIN
A double-header played between
Highlands and Dillard ' basketball
teams last Friday resulted in vic
tory for both Highlands teams.
The game between the Highlands
first team and the Dillard team
ended - with a - score of -19 - to - 22
in favor of Highlands, and the
game between the Dillard second
team and the Epworth league end
ed with a score of 9 to 12 for
Highlands. The games took place
on the Dillard court.
REPAIR PHONE LINES
A crew of men has been work
ing here this week on the tele
phone lines, continuing the work
to repair damabe done by the re
cent ice storm. This storm has
caused the telephone company to
make an expenditure of several
hundred dollars in equipment and
1 ' ti ?
Sale Prices Announced
A cooperative, car lot poultry
and egg sale will be conducted
by F. S. Sloan, county agent,
all day Tuesday, Feb. 14, at
the Franklin' depot, and from
10 to 11:30 a. m. Wednesday,
Feb. 15, at Otto. Mr. Sloan
said the following prices would
be paid: -
Heavy hens, 9 Cents; leghorn
hens, 7 cents; stags, S cents;
fryers, 15 cents; cocks, 4 cents;
ducks and geese, 5 cents ; tur
keys, 10 cent; eggs, 11 cent
per dozen. . .
Resolution Honoring Her
Memory Adopted by .
A resolution testifying to "the
highiresteem'-held-forM issT Eliza
beth "Kelly, former chairman of
the Macon county chapter of the
Red Cross, who died Sunday, Jan
uary 22, was adopted at the an
nual meeting of the chapter in the
courthouse Saturday afternoon. The
resolution follows : :
In the life of most people there
come times when it is hard to be
reconciled to the decree of fate
and impossible to understand it. It
is particularly so in the loss re
cently sustained by the Macon
County Chapter of the National
Red Cross, in the death of Miss
Elizabeth Kelly, chairman of this
chapter. By her unremitting toil,
much of the time in physical pain,
and without reward or hope of re
ward, except that feeling of hav
ing discharged her duty to " the
highest possible measure of her
work of this great organization of
mercy to the extent that it ranks
as one of the outstanding units of
the country At the acme of her
usefulness to her kind and at a
time when, from human view point,
she, could least be spared, the. end
came, and in our feeling of dazed
bereavement, we can't help wonder
ing why this had to be. But we
can say in- the language" of Tenny-
"O yet we trust that somehow good
will be the final goal of ill,
"That nothing walks with aimless
feet, That not one life shall be
"Or cast with rubbish to the void,
When God has made the pile
Believing that it is appropriate
that we publicly testify to the high
esteem in which we held Miss
Kelly, both as the head of this
organization and as a force for
good in the community.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLV
ED pzrr-r -. -z-jzzzz.:::. r .
1. That in the passing ofIiss
Kelly, the Macon County Chapter
of the National Red Cross has lost
a most loyal and courageous lead
er ione ever, ready - and - willing to
be a , help to the helpless and a
friend to the friendless.
2. That the Town, the County,
and the State is poorer because of
3. That this Red Cross Chapter
extends to the members of her
family its deepest sympathy in their
Approved by rising vote of all
members present in annual meeting
of Macon County Chapter held in
courthouse Feb. 4, 1933, 2 p. m.
(Signed) J. E. Lancaster
Mrs. Claude Russell,
Sec. and Treas. '
65 Garments for Needy
Made by Mission Circle
Sixty-five garments, most of
them for school children, were
made during January by Circle
No. 2 of the Methodist Missionary
society working in cooperation with
Miss Rachel Davis,' county welfare
superintendent, and the Macon
county chapter of the American
Red Cross. The garments were
made from cloth supplied by the
At Christmas time this circle
made 125 children happy with va
rious prfu It also has supplied
food ; d a number of needy fam
ilies. In February the group plans
to make baby clothes for distribu
tion through the Red Cross.
Several ladies who are not mem
bers of the circle have manifested
an interest in its work by as
sisting in making garments for the
Uss the' Want Ads
Classified advertisements in The
Franklin Press bring results. If you
have something to sell or trade, try
a classified ad. The cost is small
only one cent, a word with a mini
mum charge of 25 cents for each
$1.50 PER YEAR
BILL ELM ACES
BACK TAX PLAN
Randolph Measure Author
izes Installment Pay
ments in Macon
BIG BOND DEFAULT
County Behind $40,635 on
Its Bond Payments,
A bill to authorize installment
payments stretched out over a pe
riod of five years On delinquent
taxes in Macon county has been
introduced in the General Assem
bly by Representative J.- P. Ran
dolph, of Swain county. The meas
ure also would authorize the re
demption of property sold for tax
es and bid in by the oounty.
Under terms of the measure, the
delinquent taxpayer would be re-
dition to the amount of delinquent
taxes plus interest at six per cent.
The total of delinquencies would
be divided into five equal annual
payments. The measure's provis
ions apply to delinquent taxes of
the .towns of Highlands and Frank-
nn as wcu as to oacK wuniy taxes.
Although the measure was intro
duced by Representative Randolph,
it is believed to have the support
of Representative Ingram of Macon
and Senator R. ' A. Patton, also of
Macon. Before going to Raleigh
the local representative said he
would seek to have similar legisla
Would Extend Time
A bill introduced jointly -by Sen-
w r c : r tj
and Patton of Macon would ex
tend the time for payment of 1932
and 1933 taxes in Macon, Haywood,
Jackson, bwam, lransylvania, Clay,
Cherokee and Graham counties.
The time limit for payment of
December 1, 1933, and the limit for
payment of 1933 taxes, to Decem
ber 1,.' 1934. Under the present
law, property on wnicn taxes nave
not been paid for the preceding
year is supposed to be sold in
Tuna (tut tltta liir tifie tint tiAj&n
The last report of R. C. Birming
ham, county auditor, showed $163,
991.94 in delinquent taxes from 1925
through 1931 on Macon county's
books. Delinquencies for 1932 are
expected to push this sum well over
$200,000; but much of this is
thought to be uncollectible because
back taxes on personal property
are very difficult and sometimes
impossible to collect ; '
Big Bond Default
While the county has been ac
cumulating large tax arrearages, it
i i i . :if ..: J .
ing to a report made public Tues
day oy tne Local uovernment com
mission at Raleigh, setting forth
defaults for the various counties
and other governmental suo
divisions, Macon county's default
was shown to be $40,635 on Decem
ber 31, last.
Representative Ingram has intro
duced a bill relative to refunding
Macon county's bonds, but the de
tails of the measure have not been
learned here. He also has intro
duced a bill relative to reassessment
in this county.
The Randolph bill to provide for
partial payments of back taxes' has
been referred to the committee on
John Nichols, 78, prominent farm
er, died at his home on upper Car
toogechaye Friday morning about
Funeral services were held at the
Maiden's Chapel Methodist church
Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Mr. JNichols is survived by three
sons, George, Fred and Floyd, and
three daughters, Mrs, Lester Wil
liams, Mrs. Lyman Sweatman and
Mrs. Charles Ledford.
ANNA JEANE FERGUSON
t Anna Jeane, three-months-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cooper
Ferguson, died at their home early
Funeral services were held at the
Union Methodist church Monday.
Surviving are the parents, one
brother, Junior, and one sister,