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MADISON COUNTY RECORD S
Established June 28, 1901.
FRENCH BROAD NEWS
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THE ONLY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN MADISON COUNTY
VOL. XXI ' i? MARSHALL, N. C, FRIDAYj JWE281929 8 Pages This Week 1300
SEVEN YEAR OLD MADISON BOY
KILLS TWELVE YEAR OLD GIRL
Father' Shotfun, Playfully Turned
On Companion, It Discharged
GIRL DIES INSTANTLY
Cleophus Graves, 7 years old, shot
and killed Ruby Shetley, 12 at the
former's home, 14 miles from Hot
Springs, last Friday, it was learned
in Hot Springs Saturday.
The little boy apparently in jest,
stuck the muzzle of his father's shot
gun into the face of Ruby's 14-year-old
brother, it was said. When the
brother, becoming frightened, struck
the barrel of the gun, in order to pro
tect himself, it was discharged, and
the entire fire took effect in the
mouth of the little girl. She died
Since the shooting was clearly ac
cidental, no investigation was deem
ed necessary, Madison County au
thorities announce Saturday.
The tragedy occurred near Bluff,
in an isolated and mountainous sec
tion of Madison. The Shetley chil
dren had been to a point near the
Graves home to carry lunch to their
father, Nick Shetley, and had stop
ped at the Graves home on their re
turn. The Graves child is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Graves.
Rnt.h families are well known in
the Meadowfork section of Madison
County in which they live.
Coolidge on President's
An "appalling burden" is borne by
a President of the United States, ac
cording to Calvin Coolidge, whose
latest article, "What It Means To Be
President," appears in the American
Magazine. Coolidge declares that a
"power so vast in its implications
has ever been coferred upon anv rul
The duties of the President, Cool
idge continues, are described in a
few brief paragraphs of the Consti
tution, but each year brings occas
ions upon which the chief executive
must assume additional power. For
example, Coolodge points out- that
when-Jefferson -waafaed with the
Louisiana Purchase, he doubted that
the Constitution gave him authority
to add to the territory of the Nation.
Highest authorities, however, con
firmed his pqaer and since that time
similar weighty problems have arisen
with the result that new presidential
powers were created.
While the former President does
not minimize the value of his advis
ors, he declares that the chief execu
tive's decision must be final and that
while the mistakes of others may be
corrected, those of the President are
irreparable. This constitutes the, ap- i
palling burden of . his office, he adds, j
In addition to the rigorous official
duties, which required fifteen hours
a day of Coolidge's time, iocai bur
dens were almost equally heavy and,
aside from the formal social affairs,
he was daily obliged to meet scores of
casual visitors. One day he shook
hands iwith 1,900 persons in thirty
four minutes. "Instead of a burden,
it was a pleasure and a relief to meet
people in that way and listen to
their greetings," he concludes.
FRENCH BROAD MEETING
OF W. M. U. TO BE HELD
ON TUESDAY, JfJLY" 2
The French Broad Associational
Meeting of the Woman's Missionary
Union of the Baptist churches (will
be held at Madison .Seminary church
on Tuesday, July 2. This annual
meeting will open at 9:45.
A resume of the program follows:
Devotional Mrs. Cora Allison
Welcome Mrs. Al Bryan
Response . Mrs. Polk Bryan
Address 'Mrs. Edna R. Harris, of
Raleigh, N. C.
Keeping Faith with our Pledges to
the Centennial Education
Fund Dr. J. H. Hutchins
Report of Young People's
Leader - Mrs. H. L. Smith
Winning our Young Peo
ple Miss Pearl Tweed, of
Co-Operative Program Mis3 Delia
W. M. U. Specials Mrs. E. R. Harris
Conference on Personal Service
Led by Mrs. W. F. Robinson
Reports from Extension Work
The meeting will be full of sug
gestions for carrying on the work in
the association. All members of the
W. M. U. are ur.gled to attend and to
bring from their . local societies ev
ery member possible. Churches who
are not already fostering these soci
eties are especially requested to send
representatives to this all-day pro
gram. MRS. E. R. ELMORE, Sec'y.
A Tonsil and Adenoid Clinic, by
the State Board of Health, will be
held July 9-10-11-12 for children be
tween 6 and 12 inclusive at the High
School building in Marshall. The
cost of operation 512.50, Put total
Parents may stay with child dur
ing this time, at the school building.
Miss Cora Beam, who did inspec
tion here last year of school children
in fhe County, is here now in con
nection with the Clinic.
: THE PUBLISHER'S; COLUMN
: ABOUT5VARIOUS MATTERS :
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VACATION TIME iW'-J $'
Summer has at last coma Tfcfteirja Veyy cool and wet spring and
many people are taking their gn$m'ir tatiojlB. But a newspaper
cannot vacate. Like eating and fehwaahdng, as Boon as over one time,
another is ready to be started agln-noff nd to it. Members of the
force may at times snatch a changpr rest by calling in supplies but the
paper must come out one way or another every time. For the last few
weeks this publisher has been taking a Vacation from his usual column
and we wonder how many of oucjreaders have missed it. Only two or
three have spoken of it. But Mkrpeopla; Jfail, to express appreciation
of the wonderful programs funiisnedluB free these days over radio, it
is human nature to neglect doinj&'aijd saying Ynany little things that
would make life more pleasant, we fonder if one person in fifty who
enjoys radio ever takes the time, to sit down and write saying that it
was enjoyed, and all this in spite $f ,th constant appeal of the announc
ers to their hearers to respond.''-3?rechers often go home heart sick
after doing their best in the pulpijfaniply because the members of their
congregation failed to express tblr appreciation of the message, no
matter how much they enjoyed it' f.-' 1
THAT SCHOOL INDEBTEDNESS; f
In our last issue Dr. R. L.j!toare, thairman of the Board of Ed
ucation of Madison County, gave Our readers some facts and figures in
regard to the school indebtedness tf Madison County. He showed the
seriousness of the situation and appealed to the readers of this paper
to offer some remedy. We have-seen no remedy offered. If any one
has the solution to the problem, we would like to have it for this paper.
Certainly the Board has our sympathy in its struggle for the correct so
lution of its problems. . . ,
SOME STRANGE FACTS f
If Marshall had no newspaper,; the business men would come to
gether and promise to give it all its printing and help support the paper
by subscriptions to the paper and promise many things to induce some
one to start a paper. Now that the paper is going, many of them seem
to forget that the paper needs their support and quite a number do not
hesitate to send their job printing orders out of town work that could
be done just as well and at equally low prices on the average at home.
This is true not only in Marshall,, but'also in almost every town. Why
is this? , . -: .
REVIVAL NOW IN PROGRESS AT
MARSHALL METHODIST CHURCH
A revival is now in progress
at the Marshall Methodist
church, of which Rev. J. C.
Umberger is pastor. He is be
ing assisted in the meeting by
Evangelist Harry S. Allen, who
is doing the preaching, and
Rev. L. J. Derk, also an evan
gelist', is leading the singing
and otherwise assisting in the
services. The ioiiowing rel
ative to the visiting ministers
and the revival has been fur
nished this paper:
Madison County Report
Of Agriculture, Week
Ending June 15, 1929
By Earle Brintnall
College Degree Given
Dishwashing, which, like the weath
' er has long 'been one of those things
about which everybody complains but
does nothing, has at last been digni
fied as a college course. The Uni
versity of Chicago has awarded a
degree to a young woman who made
an intensive study of the subject and
established the first dishwashing re
cord ever set up.
The most important discovery made
by the young lady who won a Mas
ter of Arts degree with a dish towel,
is that washing dishes uffice instead
of three times a day is a labor saving
scheme for a housewife. Choosing
the subject of dishwashing as a spe
cialty, the student planned a six
months experiment. During all that
time she washed dishes assidiously.
She had two helpers, but not of the
common kitchen variety. Instead of
a towel, one held a stop watch and
the other counted every movement
made, from the eleanng of the table
Robert W. Shoffner reported for
ork on Monday morning acting as
assistant county agent for a period.
We are favorably impressed. The
greater part of the week has been
used in driving for those interested
in raising funds for the warehouse to
see the farmers. A part of the time
has been used in arranging with
others for a canvas of different sec
tions of the county. Saturday a
meeting was held in the county
agent's office and plans for the ware
house were discussed. It is proposed
to give these plans to contractors for
them to use in giving bids on the
building. To date $6,500.00 is avail
.Monday and Tuesday of this week
I visited the farms of W. O. Rector,
J. J. Keys, and J. E. Carter. I cut
and weighed one square rod of the
clover demonstration plots on each
farm. These plots were supplied
I nth lime and then seeded with
clover. Each farmer had seeded this
land before but failed to get any
clover. The lime was supplied at the
following rates: Plot one had 8000
pounds of lime per acre; plot two had
2000 pounds of lime per acre: plot
three had 1000 pounds per a:re; plot
four was a checkjlot with no lime.
The amount of clover iron eacn
plot was as follows: 3000 pound plot
yielded 4250 pounds of clover; 2000
pound plot yield 2440 pounds per
acre; 1000 pound plot yield 2240
pounds per acre ; check plot with no
lime yield 2630 pounds per acre.
' These results are the average from
the three farms on the demonstration
plots. The check plot of each farm
showed very little clover and some
";' htve set up high attainments in life,
NEW IDEA IN
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Qlf VQf'R APF.RS' each generation who have
Tf Cvisee their highest aspirations become
, ' -'i accomplishments. Vision, ambition,
When Wilbur P. Foshay was aand an ability to accomplish big
youth of fifteen, he yisited-the cityiy,; coupled with an implicit faith
of Washington witn ms lainer, ano. hjB country and hia community,
felJUin..love wth thfi.renaynei Wa8h-jjy helped Mr. Foshay who is Pre
ineton monument. He was struck
with the possibility of some day e- of Minneapolis to make his dreams
recting an office building incorpora- a reality."
ting its unusual design, great beauty , Search at the Patent Office has
and dignity. failed to disclose any record of any
As the years passed, marking the structure of similar design or type
ung Foshay's rise to a position of t0 th;8 Xqer. and its builder has
therrfore filed five applications for
patents covering its unique features.
A resolute man 1s often found to
be remarkably shy on resolutions.
The dinner gong and the dinner
I'ir.g are not always synonymous.
Originality: Doing what some oth
er fellow did so long ago that peo
ple have forgotten all about it.
great importance in the world of A
merican business, he was never so
busy as to lose sight of this inspira
tion, and from time to time he con
tinued to study and visualize the pos
sibilities of such a building.
The realization of his dream has
come at last, with the completion of
the 32-story Foshay tower in Minne
apolis. The story of this remarkable
new idea in skyscraper construction
has just been recorded in an address
by Irwin L. House of Ntu- York, at
a meeting of the Association of Ar
chitects in Washington.
"Never before," said Mr. House,
"has modern architecture used the
sloping sides design in building con- : Lots of pepole make a specialty of
struction. Yet its advantages are pouring ice water on enthusiasm,
obvious, particularly from the view-:
point of lighting, beauty and simpli- ! If there is any pig in a man's na
city. The Foshay Tower surpasses tire it is sure to crop out when he
any building in the world in efficiency ; travels,
in providing an abundance of natural '
light and fresh air. and in freedom Some men give their friends sure-
from street noises and dirt. thihg tins on the DrinciDle that mis-
"Minneapolis has provided us with erv loves company.
a revolutionary idea in architecture, :
through this central and monumental Qualities that make a man feel su
feature of the most beautifully de- acquaintances to rate him as inferior,
corated city in America. Many men still be a thief.
When some men do you
: they never let you forget it.
The greatest blessing that can
come to any town or community is
a great revival of religion.
Roger Babson, the great business
expert, speaking before a Chamber of
Commerce in a large southern city
some time ago, told the representa
tive business men that the greatest
need of America today is a turning
to God on the part of the people and
an old fashioned revival of religion,
where the people repent before God
and get right with Him.
A united effort on the part of the
churches and preachers and people
of Marshall is being made to this
end at the present time.
The; er?lfte are being held each
day tiT th6 Methodist church at
10 a. m. and 8 p. m.
The interest and attendance to
begin with has been encouraging but
it is hoped and expected as the ser
vices continue that both will increase
and all the people of Marshall and
surrounding country will take part
in making this one of the greatest
seasons of revival effort ever realiz
'Evangelist Harry S. Allen has just
closed a great revival at Sulphur
Springs, Texas where nearly a hun
dred professed conversion and ap
plied for church membership.
" At the conclusion of tbft. meeting
the following 'resolutions were sign
ed and given , him testifying to the
good accomplished and impressions
made by his ministry.
Sulphur Springs, Tex.
June 17. 1929
The entire membership of the
Board of Steward sof the First Meth
odist church desiire to express their
sincere appreciation of the great
work and meeting that Evangelist
Harry S. Allen has done for this
We do not know of a more zeal
ous, hard-working or deeply spiritu
al evangelist than Harry S. Allen.
We have had a great meeting and
one that will be of lasting good to
the church and community.
In this day of commercialism it is
truly refreshing to meet a man who
convinces you from the beginning
that he puts God first in everything.
Signed by the Chairman and secre
tary of the Board of Stewards.
At Cocoa, Florida, where the E
vangelist conducted a union revival,
the Pastor of the Presbyterian church
Dr. Chas. E. Bovard, said:
I want to say that your mission
here has been a great blessing to
the iwhole community. Your servic
es were conducted in a dignified man
ner, at all times honoring, waiting
The singer Mr. L. J. Derk, also
comes highly recommended as a man
of deep piety and he will render a
great service in leading the music
and as a soul winner.
It is earnestly desired and urged
that all the people of the city and
county will avail themselves of the
opportunity of attending the services
and taking a part in the meeting.
HOT SPRINGS LIME
PLANT TO BE
The G. C. Buquo Lime Company,
subsidiary of the American Agricul
tural and Chemical Company, has
sold its factory in Hot Springs, and
the plant will be dismantled by the
purchasers, the American Zinc Com
pany, and moved to Mascot, Tenn.,
it was learned in Hot Springs Satur
day. The removal of the plant comes as
a keen disappointment to Hot
Springs business men. Employing a
bout 40 or 50 men it has been the
only industrial enterprice in western
The High Cost Of
The terriffic penalty which the far
mer pays for overproduction has been
clearly shown in figures prepared by
C. B. Dedman, President of the Na
tional Livestock Producers Associa
tion. Mr. Denman is the originator
of a new scheme of stabilizing live
stock prices, which he sets forth in
the current issue of Farm and Fire
side, national farm magazine. I
Touching on over-production, Mr.
Denman shows that during 1928 the
American farmer sold 50,000,000
hogs. In 1926, he sold only 40,000,
000. But the ,1928 hog crop brought
farmers $140,000,000 less than, the
1926 crop. The farmer paid a migh
ty high penaltyJor over-production,.
This situation is of enormous im
portance to national prosperity, be
cause live-stock provides the only
market for the country's most exten
sive and valuable crop grass, hay
and forage. And it provides the only
outlet for 85 per .cent of the Nation's
corn, the most widely grown and val
uable cereal product.
Mr. Denman's plan of stabilization
is summed up as follows in his own
"Suppose that by agreement the
price of the principal grade of 200
pound hogs had been determined at
twelve and one-half cents a Dound.
the 1926 average price, and that for
230 pound hogs only nine and one
half cents, the 1928 average, would
be paid. Thus the producer of the
twelve and one-half .cent desirable
hog would get twenty-five dollars a
head. The fellow who insisted on
'over producing' a 230 pound hog
would get twenty-one dollars, less
money by, four dollars, and nothing
at all for the corn and labor to make
the urA anted extra thirty pounds."
It is obvious that the price should
be stabilized at a point low enough
to induce the consumer to buy freely.
Too high a price would create resent
ment and nerhaps wreck the plan.
But at no Drice should the nrire hav
upon and seeking the direction of to be too low to assure a decent pro
fit to the efficient producer.
to the final putting away of the last
fork, according to the Woman's Home
Companion, which tells of the ex-ino clover, but the leeds were very
periment. v 1- I winy more in the check plots. This j
Various types of soap and methods i is the reason for the heavy weights
, or rinsing and drying srere tested,
.but the most interesting conclusions
had to do with the organization of the
-work. It appeared that the quickest
plan was to stack the. dishes for. three
meals and do them all up in one ope-
'. ration just before lunch. - Thus the
day's dishes for a family of four
could ibe cleaned and all put away in
twenty-two minutes and thirty-one
seconds, using 1,015 motions. As
against washing up three times a day,
this saved 600 motions. v
It was pointed out that the system
if well organized, need not interfere
faith the ancient ideal of a nett kit
cherC so long cherished by famous
housekeepers. ' .-j.H "
" Never tell a man that his boy looks
like his mother if he owes you money.
on these plots.
Saturday of this week was used to
distribute some pure bred Wh'te Leg
horn cockrels to some of the farmers
who had Ordered them to mate their
flocks with next year. The pure bred
flocks are increasing all 'over the
county. :- -'"'v';;V-.;r ;.; s
' The Tonsil and Adenoid Clinic to
he held fr Marshal Jnv 9-10-11-12
at th Hh School builn is : nat
ter, that the people of the County
fthould take advantage of. It is very
important for these troubles to be
corrected as they way lead to other
more serious trovbl".
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Evangelist Harry S. Allen
the Holy Spirit. In all of the trans
actions and in all the relations in
conducting the services and trans
actions with the local pastors you
showed the spirit of Christ. The of
ferings and financing of the meeting
was without the usual objections and
a good feeling -was left after it was
I very .much appreciated your
preaching which was plain and force
ful, free from present-day contro
versies or any oj the narrow views
which over stress some subjects and
neglect others, also that you had no
pet hobby which found a place in ev
May God richly bless you in all
At Onancock, Virginia where all
the churches of the city went into a
union tent revival the Pastor of the
Baptist Church reported the revival
The union revival services held un
der the big tent have been successful
in every way. ., The gospel from the
lips of Evangelist Harry S. Allen
flous into the open hearts of the vast
throngs that come from a wide area.
Last Sunday it is estimated that at
least eleven hundred listeners crowd
ed into the-tent while nine hu s ired
more lined up on the outside cr sat
in parked automobiles within range
of the speaker's voice.
The Evangelist has .held the atten
tions, of his.fojlowers each'evening.
His . sincerity his force of personal
ity and his true gospel messages will
be longi remembered here.
He seems to hold his audiences
spell bound at each service with a
grip that perhaps no other preacher
has held thenu ,' v
,t Signed, B. JF. ROBINSON, ;
. -r-f . Pastor Baptist Church, '
"These are but a few of the hun
dreds of strong endorsements the a
vangelist has of . his ministry and
Tinted Motion Pictures
There is something new happening
all the time in the moving picture in
dustry, and one of the recent ac
complishments has been the perfec
tion of a new type of positive mo
tion picture film which combines a
clear sound track with a tinted pic
ture area on one piece of film. The
new manufacturing technique that
has been devised makes the use of
tinted stocks not only feasable, but
practical. It frees the presentaion
of high-class talking picture produc
tion from a serious limitation, placed
upon them by the advent of sound,
and should prove a decided factor in
the advancement of the art. It fur
nishes an artifice which has long been
employed for emphasizing dramatic
effects and for giving the proper set
tings for a wide variety of out-of-door
scenes. It is no longer neces
sary to print all sound-on-film pic
tures on black and (white stock as the
new positive tvne of motion picture
film overcomes all previous troubles.
Children's day program twill be -held
Sunday A. M..at the Presbyte
rian church. There will be one ser
vice only, beginning at 10:15 A. M.
instead of 10 :00 A. M.r the usual
Sunday School hour.
Most people wouldn't want their
own way if they couM have it
a The palmist has no use for the man
woh is afraid to show his hand.
Our ideas of a modest man is one
.who can keep his opinion of himself
to himself. ,