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The President’s Visit
"l^^ESTERN North Carolina should benefit in
many ways from President Roosevelt’s tour
through the Great Smoky Mountains National
The visit of the nation’s chief executive has serv
ed to focus the attention of the entire country on
one of Nature’s finest beauty spots, which, though
widely publicized in recent years, still is little
known to the^great mass of American people. A
score or more news men and news photographers
accompanying the president have disseminated
throughout the length and breadth of the country
descriptions and pictures of the scenic wonders of
the Great Smoky Park, views which brought from
Mr. Roosevelt the statement: “I am delighted and
Such publicity is priceless advertising for a sec
tion that needs advertising more than anything
else to come into its just share of an ever-increas
ing tourist business. Scenes that have won the
admiration of a discriminating traveler such as Mr.
Roosevelt certainly should attract beauty lovers
from far and wide.
And, too, Mr. Roosevelt’s visit to the Smokies
should serve to spur action toward acquiring the
thirty-odd thousand acres of land necessary for
completion of the pqrk area, and to expedite de
velopment of recreational facilities in the park.
As Governor Ehringhaus remarked, the park has
a bettj^r friend in the White House than before.
But even of greater benefit than the publicity
derived from the presidential visit, or the likelihood
that Mr. Roosevelt’s interest will hasten comple
tion of the park, is that feeling of closer touch with
the nation’s No. 1 leader which his visit has instill
ed into the people of this section. Thousands of
people, young and old, were thrilled by the sight
of him and inspired to renewed confidence. No
one could come within the aura of so grand a spirit
as Mr. Roosevelt’s without feeling its benign
warmth and its inspiring influence.
“Is It True What They Say About Dixie?”
'T’HAT the South is the one yet undeveloped agri-
cultural region of America and also the section
most rapidly increasing in population is shown by
the following figures in The Progressive Farmer;—-
“Some amazing figures have just been issued by
the United States government showing population
gains of each state in the five years 1930-35. In
this period our 14 Southern States gained more
population than all the remaining 34 states com
bined. The fastest growing section in all America
was the South Atlantic group; second fastest grow
ing, East South C^entral; third, West South Central.
Of the half-dozen states making the greatest gains,
all were Southern, and of the dozen fastest grow
ing states, eight were Southern—South Carolijia,
Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Kentucky,
Arkansas, and North Carolina.
“The South is indeed the new Land of Oppor
tunity—the one yet undeveloped agricultural region
of America. Of the total land surface of Iowa, Il
linois, Ohio, Kansas, and North Dakota, for ex
ample, more than half is already growing harvested
crops, while as yet the percentage of land in culti
vation in various Southern States is only as fol
lows: Virginia, 23 ; North Carolina, 21; South Car
olina, 30; Georgia, 33; Florida, 5; Alabama, 25;
Mississippi, 22; Arkansas, 20; Tennessee, 28;
Stresses Low Cost of
Electric Water Pumps
Do you work for the same wage
as a Chinese coolie?
Do you realize that when you
pump and carry by
you are doing work that a"
iric pump could do for almost noth
It takes less than a penny
worth of current for an e ect
motor to pump as much ^at
a strong man can pump and carry
in an hour.
Relieving the housewife, the hus
band, or the waterboy of the hours
of drudgery required to^ supply
farm and farm home with water is
one of the greatest advantages ot
electricity on the farm, said D. t.
Jones, State College extension spe
cialist in rural electrification.
An electric pump, he added, costs
less to operate than a range, and
uses about the same number of kil
owatt hours as a refrigerator.
With the natio,nal Rural Electri
fication Administration ready to
lend millions of dollars for the
construction of power lines and the
wiring of buildings in North Caro
lina, he added, farmers should
seize the chance to electrify their
“Tlie only way you can get this
money,” he stated, “is to cooper
ate with your neighbors in start
ing a rural electrification project,
and showing the REA you will
make good use of the money.
“The state REA .and the State
College extension service are glad
to help get these projects started
wherever the farmers show they
“But w'e cannot conduct the rur
al electrification program by o,ur-
s'clves. We can only help you. Are
Religion Must Come Firtt
John Ruskin’s emphatic words
cannot be too often repeated: “Any
thing w'hich makes religion its sec
ond object, makes religion no ob
ject. God will put up with ,a great
many things in the human heart,
but there is o.ne thing he will not
put up with in it—a second place.
He who offers God a second place,
offers him no place.”
Rev. J. A. Flanagan, Pastor
10:00 a. m.—Sunday school. J. E.
11:00 a. m.—Preaching service.
7.30 p. m. Christian Endeavor
2:30 p. m.—Sunday school. Bry
ant McClure, superintendent,
9:45 a, m,—Bible school.
11:00 a. m,—-Morning worship
7 :,00 p, nj,—B, T. U.
7:30 p, m.—Mid-week prayer and
Rev. Fraink Bloxham, Rector
St. Agnes, Franklin
(Sunday, September 13)
8 p. m.-Evening prayer and
(Sunday, S.ept®jj)^ey 13)
sermon. Vmm a«,d
G^ckI Shephard, Cashier,
sermon.'' communion ,and
7 1? « “-^^°raing worship,
(2nd and 4th Sunday,)
Mass IS said
fourth Sundays of eacr^""^
What’s the Big Hurry?
WELL fOLKS,-! MADE THE
90 MIL€S UP HERE IN
TWO HOURS FLAT. HA./ Hfl/
lie DID on tne way up /
Between 1925 and 1934, inclusive,
the rate o£ death from automobile
accidents increased 17 per cent in
urban territory of the United States.
But while this change was taking
place, the rate of death increased al
most 100 per cent in rural territory.
(Urban territory includes all towns
and cities more than 10,000 pop
ulation, and rural territory the
Last year there were nearly 160,000
automobile accidents which hap
pened on rural highways which
resulted in close to 14,000 deaths.
Many of these deaths lii
because drivers took eta
drove too fast for cmi
illustrated above. That !ji
more serious factor In Ji
highways than on city str«
dicated by the fact that at d
Intersections last year deal
almost 300,000 accidents m
only 6,000, less than halt (
ities from accidents on 1
This Information shrieks a
about the danger of drWEj
no matter kow good a drin
son regards himself.
Lord Northcliffe, who directed
the Englis'h propaganda in this
country, trying to convince us that
al! the blame for the World War
was on one side, fancied himself
on his^ resemblance to Napoleon
and filled his office with pictures
and busts. His fellow countrymen,
as a vwhole, consider it a patriotic
duty fg belittle the Corsican, call-
Wg hifn “Biionap^rtp,” as if that
werg SQfflghow ^ clever insult; and
even such ajj indgpgndpfit tfijnker
as H. (j. Wells, in his Oufiing of
■History, dismisses him as of only
Yet in the dictionaries of bi-
opaphy more space is given to
Napoeo,„ than to any man who
i\e , every season produces
^ least one, and usually more,
tooks on some phase or other of
h J^apgleonic legend, and always
^ number of in-
lik?h£ they lppk
ablv h P'P paft- You prot.-
^bly ha>-^ jpa^t 'half a
1 j who''made
str^'le*' fa* • '■eason for this
strange fascination? He
a comment, shed th. devastated
of millions anH J
hardly a ’single''"
^^^Por.ded of him, S^htk fti?
his name,' wf-jisp^er
so big aiirl r Lincoln were
as moulders of char^ui“ap-
pears to wane, while th
rooster influence ot
iorpaks out afresh in ever
tipn. Will jomg sawed-ofi
Napoleon plpasg write ai
NOW MEET A
Recently there 5
alway.s shr?if!l? psi
in }g64, in ii cQmfflpitJ
ferif^g frpffi ths dgvastali
Civil War, hg gttenW
schools and went to wofk
business owned by his W
lears later it had b®'
business, and he had ®
the presidency of it
rich man, but he never
be a very simple man.
Whenever I saw I'®
down at his factory i«
sleeves. He liked to tip
old swjvpl cl|.air and
on his battered ..
havg fhg mgn fpffl
call him fey his first!!»
ed to have 'his faw"®''
drop in to tell about the
After his death stones
began to come out. It ®
ed that he had been
supporter and encourag
hospital; that he had
est contributor to the
Chest; that a half-doz“
in succession had
ijpori his tirne and jfidg '
them in tjie repr^aniz^
business pi t^e p
Fj'n''^liy thf ®
the ehisf, ^ ^
now 1 feel free te tel
And he proceeded tor
many a cold
simple man had teep
quarters and said. '
never be mentioned, ^
officers to canvass ^
i§ C0l(i tel} thep
of coai and send the ^
He was a “gentlem^"
school,” That school^
the most generous
and women tne
known, . v I