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URSDAY, SEPT., 3, 1936
TME PRANKLIN press and the highlands MACONIAN
EVER TRY OIL TREATMENT
These pests often find lodging,
under, ■ on toj) of, or between the
toes. Of course you all know they
are your own fault. They couldn’t
help appearing; you invited them
yourself. Corns never intrude them
selves into polite society—they are
always invited guests that stay
longer than they are wanted, once
their character is known.
If your feet ,need soaking—soak
them. But that doesn’t help corns
very much. As soon as you put
that heathen shoe on again, the
corns begin to speak up. P.ull the
shoe off again; if you throw it
away, so much the better. Take a
small wisp of long-fiber absorbent
cotton and wrap it snugly about
t'he toe—as you’d spread it around
a lead pcncil—so it will stay when
you draw on your stocking. Then
saturate the cotton above the corn
with any kind of good, refined,
lubericating oil. Olive oil is excel
lent ; sperm oil is good; if you
haven’t either, seize your wife’s
sewing machirje oil! I’ve used it
rnyself, and cured my corns, too.
Dress the toe in this manner
morning and night, and wear low
heels. Your stockings will get oil
on them, of course, but what of it.
If you are extra careful, shave
the callous thin before applying the
dressing. If you’d rather have corns,
keep the high heels and narrow
UK PARKEI^ k
ITUNE . . • • fresh water
can tell any bright young man
to make a great fortune and
great fame. Both of those await
inventive genius who will find
leap large-scale method of turn-
salt water into fresh water. It
lone now, but by means too
ly for general use.
le most vital problem facing
great cities upon our coast is
to get eno.ugh fresh water,
h the oceans at their gates, they
hundreds of miles inland fo:r
gr ,at tremendous cost. Los
rgies pip.es water frO'm the Sicr
250 miles away. New York is
)ing new sources 150 miles from
city, and eventually will have
ro to'Lake Ontario for its drink-
is absurd that people should be
■ounded by water and still be
ble to utilize the unlimited sup-
of the s.ea.
0 to it, you young inventors!
in the sea
he sea is full of wealth if we
Id only get it out. The great
mine works at Brunswick, Geor-
passes billions of gallons of
-water through its pipes every
Its purpose is to extract the
mine, which is a necessary in-
dient of ethyl gasoline, but in
course of their study of sea-
;er the Brunswick chemists have
nd out many other things about
iold, for example. Every cubic
e of seawater contains a grain
gold. The Atlantic Ocean has
ny times more gold in it than is
all the bank treasury vaults of
world. But try to get it out!
can be done—at a cost several
les what the gold is worth when
I’ve got it.
recall a smooth promoter of
ny years ago who sold shares in
:ompany which was going to ex-
ct gold from seawater. It didn’t
rk, and he went to jail; but it
uld be foolish to say that nobody
1 ever find a way to recover the
;an’s gold economically.
jold in solid chunks, coins and
rs, is scattered all over the ocean"
or, where treasure ships have
en wrecked. The “Merida,” which
ik off the Virginia capes, 'had
000,000 gold in her storeroom.
1 expedition wdth diving equip-
int has just been fitted out in
;w York to try to get that gold.
Millions of dollars in gold have
en recovered lately from the
■eck of an English ship off the
ast of Holland. A deep-sea diving
pedition got great quantities of
lid last year out of a wrecked
ip lying in deep water off the
ast of Spain. The “Niagara” lies
1 the bottom of Lake Huron
with a million dollars’ worth of
copper ingots in her hold. The
wreck of the “Lusitania” has been
located otf the Irish Coast, and the
effort to recover the gold coin
she carried on her last voyage is
about to begin.
There’s tangible treasure enough
in the sea to set up for life any
one who can recover even a small
part of it. What a chance for ad
MONSTERS .... and life
All life came from the sea. As
my family doctor remarked not
long ago, “We’re all fish inside.
Scie,nce has traced the beginnings
of animal life on land to the
Deaches between high tide and low
We are learning more and more
about the forms of life which never
came out of the sea, but still re
main hidden in its depths. Strange
monsters of the deep, curious crea
tures unknown to science sometimes
appear on the sea’s surface.
The latest report of such a mani
festation comes from Newfound
land, where fishermen report 'hav
ing seen a great sea-serpent not
once but several times this summer.
Men of science no lo.nger jeer at
such reports, but admit the prob
ability that huge creatures resemb
ling prehistoric monsters do actual
ly exist in tke unexplored depths of
SHARKS visit us
Great schools of sharks have ap
peared this Summer off the shores
of Long Island and New England,
much too close to the popular bath
ing beaches to be comfortable. 1
have not heard of any bathers be
ing attacked by sharks this year,
though almost every season some
one reports that someone else was
bitten by one oi these huge fis'h.
There was for years, and may be
still, a standing reward of $100 for
an authenticated case of a person
having been killed by a shark. Many
old salts and fishermen hold that it
is not the shark but the barracuda
which is the real “tiger of the sea.”
1 'have personally known of people
being severely injured by barracu
das in the Golf of Mexico, one
fatally. 1 have yet to hear at first
hand a report of a shark attacking
a human being, though 1 would
not like to take a chance by going
swimming in the waters off Aus
tralia, where sharks 100 feet long
have been reported.
TOTAL CAR REGISTRATION
UP 5 PER CENT IN 1935
Registration of motor vehicles in
the United States showed an in
crease of 5 per cent in 1935 over
the number registered in 1934, the
Bureau of Public Roads r.eports.
This brought the total registrations
to within a few thousand of the
peak figure in 1930, when 26,.")45,000
motor vehicles were registered.
Total registration for 1935 in
cluded 26,221,052 motor vehicles, of
which 22,565,347 were passenger
cars, taxicabs, .and busses, and 3,-
655,705 trucks. Registration revenue
amounted to $322,776,536. Ihe s-per-
cent gain in registration was close
ly paralleled by the increase in
gasoline consumption, which show
ed a gain of 6.4 per cent.
Farmers With Sufficient
Feed Advised To
The shortage of feed crops in
north central and mid-western
states is expected to result in higher
prices for meat animals in the
winter and spring.
In the drought area, said L. I.
Case, extension animal husbandman
at State college, growers are sell
ing much of their stock because
they do not have enough feed to
carry it through the fall and winter.
Case expects a drop in prices
at first, with the lowest point
being reached in November. After
that, prices will start up again,
and will probably exceed their
present levels, he stated.
North Carolina growers who 'have
cattle suitable only for Stocker
or feeder purposes, and who plan
to sell this stock any time soon,
should try to market it before the
prices fall. Case pointed out.
But those who have better animals
and enough feed to last into the
winter or spring will probably find
it more profitable to delay their
sales until prices reach a higher
point, he added.
Just to indicate how current
prices are running. Case stated
that on the Kansas City market,
good to choice stocker and feeder
cattle bring from $5 to $7 per
hundredweight, common and me
dium steers bring $3 to $5, good
to choice heifers bring $4.25 to
$5.25, and common and medium
heifers range from $3.25 to $4,25.
In September and early October,
he continued, many western North
Carolina cattle, both ^steers and
heifers of various weights and
grade, will be moving to feeding
yards in this state and Virginia.
REA To Help Finance
Rural Electric Lines
The policy of the Rural Electri
fication Administration is to 'help
those who help themselves, said
David S. Weaver, agricultural engi
neer at State college.
In communities where farmers
show they are making an organized
effort to secure electricity, he ad
ded, the REA will make loans to
help finance the construction of
ix)wer lines and the wiring of
But it is not going to pour money
into communities that are making
no effort to obtain electric power,
The national REA has set aside
$1,000,000 for loans in North Car
olina, if North Carolina farmers go
To get it, they must push the
rural electricfication program and
convince the REA that they will
make good use of the money. Other
wise, it will b® loaned in other
The state REA and the State
collage extension service are en
deavoring to encourage the r.ural
electrification program in all com
munities that are interested and
willing to cooperate, he stated.
Already, more than 1,300 miles
of power lines have been strung
in this State, he went on, but that
is only a beginning. At the close
of 1935, he pointed out, only 11,558
of the 300,967 farms in the State,
or 3.8 per cent, were served by
electricity from a central distri
“With all this rrioney available
from the national REA,” he said,
“We face the best opportunity we
have ever had for electrifying
rural districts. Let’s take advantage
GRASS CHEAP DAIRY FEED
“Pasture grasses furnish the
dairyman with the cheapest source
of feed,” says the Bureau of Dairy
Industry, United States Department
of Agriculture. Tabulation of costs
of growing various crops, gathered
from 16 States, showed grasses cost
the farmer only 64 cents for each
100 pounds of digestible nutrients,
compared to 83 cents for alfalfa,
97 cents for clover hay, and $1.54
for corn silate. Oats are at the
other extreme with a cost of $2.02.
SOD STRIPS EXCELLENT
FOR TERRACE OUTLETS
Strips of meadow—20 to 60 feet
in width—are proving highly satis
factory as channel outlets for ter
races in natural draws or depres
sions, according to reports from
farmers to the Soil Conservation
Service. They may be sodded with
adapted legumes or grasses that
often produce worthwhile crops.
Hay was cut on one such meadow
outlet near Spartanburg, S. C., last
year at the rate of nearly 2 tons
WORLD’S BEST MARBLE
AND GRANITE—Direct Factory
Prices. 30% savings guaranteed.
Freight Paid. Erected if desired.
Thousands sold every year. Send
for Big FREE Catalog. U. 5.
MARBLE & GRANITE CO.,
Dept. A-31, ONECO, FLORIDA.
with YODORA, the deodorant
cream which conceals, absorbs
and counteracts odors.
Yodora is a scientifically compounded
white, soft cream—pleasant to use—
acta promptly ■with lasting effect—
harmless to the niodt delicate skin —
will not stain fabrics.
For those' who perspire frtrely
whether under the arm, feet or other
parts of the body Yodora is most
valuably. It is a true neutralizer of
Yodora, a McKesson product, may
be had in both tube and jar form abd
costs only 25ff.
AT YOUR FAVORITE
Why Gulf is the gas
for your Labor Day trip
PACK A PICNIC BASKn, get in
your car, and go places over
summer’s last big ■week-end;
But be sure you use a gas spe
cially refined for current weather
in this locality; Other'wise part
of the fuel you pay for blows out
the exhaust unhurried, wasted.
For top mileage you need That
Good Gulf—it’s “Kept in Step
with the Calendar” so that all
of it goes to work, none of it goes
to waste. Fill up at the Sign of
the Orange Disc for a thrifty
Labor Day trip.
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1880 by the inventors of
the original safety razor.
Star Single-edge Blades have
56 years of precision experience
, & stropped into their keen, long-last-
ing edges. If your dealer cannot sup-
r ply you, mail 10c for 4 blades to Dept.
^ FS-1, Star Blade Division, 88 Johnson
Street, Brooklyn, New York.
FIT GEM AMD EVER-READY RAZORS
ON NEW HOMES
TO BE BUILT OR NOT OVER 1 YEAR OLD
Commitments Made on Plans & Specification
UNDER F. H. A. GUARANTEE
Carolina Housing & Mortgage
H. !E. Garrett, Western North Carolina Representative, w
coma to Franklin to explain, upon request o
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