THE FRANKLIN PRESS and THE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
THURSDAY, AUGUST S, 1
Statewide Rental System
For Textbooks Is
RALEIGH, Aug. 1. Basal text
books for the elementary grades
and high school books in the cours
es for which unit adoptions have
been made will be furnished to
North Carolina children during the
coming school session, at a rental
of one-third the retail price, accord
ing to the state textbook and pur
The books will be rented on a
single book basis, in order that
children may use second-hand books
if they choose. However, no used
books will be purchased by the
About $450,000 worth of books
will be purchased by the commis
sion. Although authorized to bor
row up to $1,500,000 through the
state's credit to launch the pro
gram, the commission will use this
credit as sparingly as possible, ac
cording to Clyde A Erwin, state
superintendent of public instruction
and chairman of the commission.
Working on the commission with
Erwin are A. S. Brower, director
of the state division of purchase
and contract, and R. Gregg Cher
ry, who introduced the bill in the
legislature. E. N. Peeler, Greens
boro, is secretary of the commission.
Strict regulations for furnishing
free books to indigent children will
be formulated by the commission,
it was stated.
Books will be furnished in the
basal elementary subjects, such at
English, reading, history, arithme
tic, etc., and in the high school
subjects of social and natural
sciences, home economics, agricul
ture, and manual arts.
North Carolina will have the first
statewide textbook rental system,
and Erwin expressed the opinion
that the state will eventually sup
ply children with free books, as
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SEATTLE . . . The largest air bomber ever built in the United
powered by four 700 h.p. motors with a speed of 200 miles per
as been tuned up here for maiden test trials which include a
over the summit of Mt Rainier for altitude ability.
it left her. For children wait In
Heaven for their Mothers to watch
them grow into perfect manhood
and womanhood without the anxi
ety of the earthly life.
"The fluttering breath is almost
still! The faithful heart is ready
to rest! There is a sunbeam
stealing through the evening clouds,
creeping toward her bed! Her soul
is riding up on a path of glory!
Listen! Do you hear the Saviour's
gentle voice saying
"Well done thou good and faithful
Ah ! Laura ! my darling daughter !"
Margaret R. Siler.
Aviators when flying in high alti
tudes wear electrically heated cloth
ing, suits which are wired with
batteries. These suits are also
Mr. Lippincott, Clemson, S. C,
and Mr. Sam Baty, Highlands,
passed through this section Thurs
day. Mr. and Mrs, C. L. Major, At
lanta, are spending a few days at
their summer home, Camp Major
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Headrick
made a business trip to Highlands
Miss Hazel Holt, Swannanoah, is
visiting relatives and friends at
Turtle Pond and Highlands.
Mr. and Mrs. Stevens, Florida,
are at their summer home near
Stella and Zoe Wilson were home
from Camp Paradise for a short
visit Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Headrick,
Lucy Headrick, and Miss Isabella
Baetho visited Mr. Andy Wilson
Inez and Glenn Wilson were the
guests of Edna Wilson Wednesday
Carl and Earl Vinson are work
ing in this section this week.
Herman Carpenter and Elmer
Vinson, Tesenta, visited A. Wil
Mrs. Caroline Cabe and Lillie
Cabe were at the home of A.
Mrs. Jim Barnes, and her grand
daughter, of Scaly, are visiting her
mother, Mrs. Wilson.
N. H. Kinney is visiting relatives
on Turtle Pond this week.
RESOLUTION OF SYMPATHY
For Mrs. A. J. Rickman, lotk,
N. C, July 27,
A funnel makes an excellent
holder for a ball of twine. Choose
one large enough to hold a good
sized ball. Put the end of the
string through the neck of the funnel.
Whereas: Thru the wisdom of
the great Architect of the Uni
verse he has seen proper to remove
from our midst our Brother, Albert
J. Rickman, and,
Whereas: Thru his "seemingly"
untimely death she has lost a faith
ful husband and the dearest friend
on earth, and the community loses
a loyal neighbor who wast ever
ready to offer the hand of aid and
the voice of sympathy to the needy
and distressed and,
Whereas: We feel it our duty to
express to Mrs. Rickman our ap
preciation of his loyalty to our or
der, and also express to her and
his children our unlimited sympa
thy in their bereavement.
Therefore; be it resolved,
1 That we as members of Cowee
Council No. 493, Jr. O. U. A. M.,
do express our heart-felt sympathy
to the bereaved family of Bro. A.
2 That we commend them for
consolation to Him who orders
all things for the best, and whose
chastisements are meeted out in
wisdom, but not without mercy.
3 That a copy of this resolution
be sent to the bereaved family for
their consolation, a copy be sent to
The Press for publication and that
a copy be preserved on our records.
COMMITTEE J. B. Elmore
J,. C Sorrells
H. R. Morrison.
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With Deep Affection to the Mem
ory iof Laura Siler Slagle
"Why are you leaning from
Heaven's window, Mother? For
days you have been watching
"Laura is coming, my daughter!
Laura, the faithful and true! Love
that will not let her go, has kept
her on Earth until her busy hands,
doing always for others, have been
crippled with pain and useless for
years. The willing feet have been
moving slower-and slower till they
no longer can lift her wasted body.
Her eyes, as blue as the blue
mountains of home, cannot scan
the familiar outlines any more. Her
tongue, used only to form words
of kindness, a rare gift indeed, can
now only whisper trembling words
of love and farewell!
"After a long life of love and
sacrifice, these afflictions had to
come, that her dear ones could
willingly let her go.
"I left her when she was only
eighteen, to make a home for a
lonely father and younger broth
ers and sisters. AH of her life
she has had heavy burdens to bear,
and she has done them faithfully
and cheerfully! She has suffered
cruel disappointments down to the
very last years of her life, but no
one heard a bitter word from
Laura! She has looked for, and
'seen the rainbow through the
rain.' She has lived her life in
the same little mountain bound
valley, with few glimpses of the
outside world. She brought the
world to herself with books of
poetry and travel. Her broad mind
and soul and heart were not nar
rowed by her narrow life. For she
gave of herself always to her fel
low man. She got much out of
life, for in her quiet and unasum
ing way, she put much into it.
"'And of such its the Kingdom
of Heaven,' and she is coming in
to her reward!
"Bring me her babies, daughter!
Lay the tiny Alberta in my lap.
Elizabeth and Eloise can lean by
my knees ! And where is the fine !
lad Maxwell? Ah, there he comes,
jumping along, holding to his Uncle
Fred's hand! Go call your father
and other brothers and sisters,
Fanny! What a family welcome
she will get! Each little child as
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THE CAROUNAS RANK
First in Manufacture
Factories m Use World
ALUE of the tobacco crop in the
Carolinas is well over $1 00,000,000.00
each year. North Carolina ranks first among
aU the states in raising tobacco.
Value of manufactured tobacco products
in tiie Carolinas cigarettes, cigars, smoking
and chewing tobaccos is between $500,000,000
ami tsv-quarters of a billion dollar annuatf y.
That's the Purpose of The Carolines, Inc.-"TO TELL THE WORLD"
The newspapers of North and South Carolina
have donated the space for this and a series
of advertisements which will appear lor the
purpose of bringing facts about the Carolinas
before their people, that they may be better
informed as to the resources, history and
industrial importance of the Carolinas, and
that they may know how they can assist
in the broad movement to advertise to the
world the advantages of this favored section.