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Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
VOL. LII Number 24
Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson and B. W. Johnson .Publishers
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The Rhododendron Edition
THE 10th annual Rhododendron Edition of the
Asheville Citizen-Times which appeared last
Sunday was fully up to the highest expectations of
all those who remember the splendid editions is
sued in past years by Asheville's progressive news
papers. ,
The people of Franklin and Macon county were
particularly gratified because of the liberal - space
given to descriptions of scenes and attractions in
this immediate section.
It was a great edition and will mean much to all
of Western North Carolina.
The Wave of Strikes
IN ALL industrial centers, and especially in those
located in the United States, when work becomes
plentiful and wages rise, the labor agitators get in
their work and many industries are paralyzed by
In the past most of the great strikes were justi
fied because of unfair conditions, and those strikes
won for the workers the right of collective bargain
ing as to wages and hours. That right is now
guaranteed in laws passed by congress and by the
assemblies of many states.
But in the wave of strikes sweeping the country,
today it appears, from the best evidence to be had
at this time, that there is no question of wages or
working conditions involved, but that the sole con
dition laid down is that the authority of one organ
ization an organization representing a small min
ority of the workers be recognized as the bargain
ing power for all labor; and, if the demand is not
granted, it is threatened to disrupt the whole eco
nomic fabric of the republic.
It is said that in many industries less than ten
per cept of the workers are members of this organ
ization, but the strategy of the organizers seems to
be to enlist a sufficient number of key men to para
lyze the industry when a strike is called. These key
men walk out, picket the plant and force out the
real workers, who do not agitate, have families to
support and are satisfied with their jobs.
To some of the oldtimers there come back the
words of Grover Cleveland, when strikes interfered
with the United States mails and he ordered out the
federal troops: "If it takes every dollar in the
United States treasury and every man of the1 reg
ular army to move a 1-cent postal card from New
York to San Francisco, that postal card will go."
The present strike wave so far involves only state
authorities for there has been no instance where the
government had authority to interfere. There was
one instance where food and clothing was submitted
for transfer by mail, but the conditions were ab
normal and the postal officials had every' right
under the regulations to refuse to accept these par
cels for delivery. j
The outcome of the strikes cannot be seen atvthis
time, but it seems that present labor laws are inop
erative and that the authorities are helpless.
In ,the meantime everybody is losing the strik
ersthe employers and the, general publicand the
public is losing most of 'all.
Civil War Service Of J.
N. Arnold Told In
Papers Found
An interesting civil war record
came to light a few days ago when
relatives of the late Rev. J. N.
Arnold were looking over some of
Iris old papers. The . record was
written by Mr. Arnold in very
condensed form some time in 1930,
and is as follows :
"I was 21 years old when the
Civil War between the states oc
curred. In November, 18K1, 1 vol
unteered in Thad Siler's Cavalry
Company; which was the first N. C.
Cavalry Regiment, under Robert
Ranson as Colonel.
"Nearly all my service was in
Virginia. I was in the seven days
battle around Richmond when Mc
Clelland tried to capture the city.
General Lee finally drove him to
Malvern Hill and he then went to
Morrison's Landing, where he was
protectee by gun boats.
"During these battles we were in
line of battle" part of the time both
day and night, but our company
was not actually engaged at any
",I was with General Lee when
he fkst crossed the Potomac river
and carried the war into Maryland.
At Middletown we had an engage
ment in which my horse was
wounded. We had to retreat. Cap
tain Siler and some others were
wounded and taken prisoner.
"My horse being lame, I had to
make it on foot to Harper's Ferry
where General Jackson was besieg
ing ' the enemy and taking them
prisoner. About 13,000 were cap
tured. "I was . with General J. E. B.
Stuart when he made his famous
raid into Pennsylvania. We went
as" far as Chambersburg, captured
about 500 head of horses, and stay
ed there all night and until about
9 o'clock the next morning destroy
ing Thad Stephen's iron works.
We then started on our return
- "We rode all day and .night and
finally reached the Potomac river
about 9 o'clock the next morning,
crossed and were safe on our own
soil. A large number of the new
horses that we had captured gave
out on that long 24-hour march.
"We . picketed on the Rappa
hannock river during the fall and
winter of 1862 and 1863. We had
an engagement with the enemy one
night at a bridge between us in
which one of our boys was. wound?
ed. The battle lasted about an hour
and they finally retreated.
"In September, 1863, we had a
fight near Culpepper, Va., and it
was there that some others and I
were taken prisoner, carried to
Point Lookout, Maryland, and were
held abdut 12 months. We were
then taken to Elmira, N. Y., where
we stayed about six months, were
finally paroled, and got home about
the 20th of March, 1865."
Mr. Arnold was 97 years of age
at the time of his death, which oc
curred on January 15, of this year,
Swain Anniversary to
Be Observed June 19
The 66th anniversary of Swain
county will be observed with fitting
ceremonies at Bryson City on Sat
urday,. June 19.
The exercises will begin at 10
a. m. and continue until 12:30, and
there will be field day sports in
the afternoon and a street dance at
The people of Swain county are
expected to turn out en massed and
many visitors from all of the
western counties will be on hand to
join in the festivities.
Mrs. Margie Norton and daugh
ter, Miss Arma Lee, and Misses
Myrtle and Blanche Vinson, of Dil
lard, Ga., visited -relatives here re
cently. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Higdon, of
Higdonville, were guests of Mrs.
C. N. Jones for the week-end.
Mrs. Howard Keener and three
children, of Ellijay, are visiting
inends and relatives here.
Everett Mashburn is working at
"Suhnybrook" farm for Mr. Fulton.
Our people are verv busv farm.
iog and logging, ,
Good Words For
Rev. W. B. Underwood
A few days ago A. G. Beshears,
Franklin agent for the T. F. rail
way, received the following note
from the agent at Fort McPherson,
Ga., enclosed with some bills of
lading: '
"Do you know W. B. Under
wood and have you ever heard him
preach? He is one of the best, and
you people should consider it an
honor to have hint in your town.
If you don't belong to his church,
go around one time and hear him.
Also go fishing with him some time.
J. R. Burke." .J
Mr. Underwood is pastor of the
Franklin Baptist church, and all
the people of the town, as well as
the members of his own church, are
glad to have him here.
State College Answers
Timely Farm Questions
Q. What spray or dust should I
use to protect my late cantaloupes
from worms? .
A. The most common and de
structive worms that attack canta
loupes are the pickle worm and the
melon worms. These pevts can be
Controlled by frequent applications
of a .75 per cent rotenone dijst
containing 25 per cent of sulphur.
The rate of application should be
from 15 to 20 pounds per acre de
pending upon the size of the plants.
Treatments should begin when the
worms first appear and continue at
seven day intervals as long ,as the
worms are present. For best control,
the stems, foliage, and leaves
should be completely covered with
the dust.
Q. Is it necessary to feed both
mash and grain to puultry during
the developing period?
A. This is a most important
period in the life of the birds and
it is necessary that they have a
balanced ration at all times so as
to develop a large frame and the
body reserve so essential to heavy
egg production. The developing
mash may be kept before the birds
at all times with grain feeding in
the morning and evening or both
mash and grain may. be left. before
the birds all the time. Eitker way
will work out very satisfactory. In
all cases the poultryman should
keep a careful check on body
weight and vitality and, if the
birds do not make a normal gain,
the feeding program should be
checked iimmediately.
Q. When should alfalfa be cut
for fcay?
A. For best results the cutting
should be made when from one
tenth to one-fourth of the flowers
are in bloom or when new growth
is well started from the crown.
Cutting too early weakens the vi
tality of the plants, lowers the
yield, and shortens the life of the
field. Late cuttings lower the feed
ing value as the stems become
woody and the leavcs shed from
the plants. Too frequent cuttings
weaken the root system, cause poor
stands, and reduce future yields.
Four cuttings a year is the, maxi
mum that . should be made under
most conditions.
Need Storage Plants
For Poultry Products
Providing two or three centrally
located packing- and storage plants
would work to the 'advantage of
both buyers and sellers of poultry,
believes T. T. Brown, extension
poultryman at State college.
At psent large grocery compan
ies arid packers arc forced to buy
the bulk of their poultry, meat and
eggs outside North Carolina be
cause their demands cannot be sat
isfied within the state.
Yet, declares Brown, North Car
olina poultry growers ship large
numbers of their, chickens and
eggs to eastern markets.
This discrepancy is brought about
because buyer and seller find it
Special attention , given to' the care of-your
winter clothes Winter Suits, Overcoats, Bath
robes cleaned and pressed and returned in cedar
ized mothproof hags at no extra charge.
Phone 136 For Delivery Service
Dry Cleaning, Pressing, Alterations
difficult to get together. Conse
quently, the buyer -will continue to
make his purchases outside the
state, fand the seller will continue
to ship his poultry north.
When there is such a huge po
tential market right here in. North
Carolina for poultry and eggs,
some "plan should be worked out so
that local products could be bought
by home companies and packers,
Brown adds. , ;
One large packing company made
a survey of poultry resources in
North Carolina a few years ago,
but decided, at the time, there
would be an insufficient amount of
poultry , and eggs - to justify the
erection of a packing and storage
However, declares Brown, poultry
production has expanded to the ex
tent that .two or three of these
plants could be employed to good
advantage at present.
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