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FRANKLIN, N. G, FftlDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1924.
m : 11 fill
March 4th the,Date Joines
Motor Cp. Building Is the
Place Substantial Prizes
;6n Tuesday, March 4th, from 8 :00'
a! M. to 6:00 P. M., -will be held
Macon County's second pouliry show.
The show last year was an unquali
fied success, and did much to encour
age the raising of pure bred poultry
in our -section. . The present show,
which will be much larger than the
' former'one, should be patronized by
. every breeder in th$ county, and will,
no doubt, greatly increase the keen
interest already shown by our citizens
,in the profitable industry.
; Mr. S. R. Joines, of" the , Joines
Mofor & Tractor - company, has
offered lijs large and well.-lighted
show room for the holding of this
event. ' The bird will be arranged
so that all may appear to the best
.advantage, and-will be easily acces
sible to both judges and spectators.
The-judges will be experienced
poultry men, and will pass" on the
: -.t-:i:i- i. i
various cxniuns purely uu uiriu, auu
without knowledee of the ownership
of the different coops.
Substantial prizes will " be offered
for all birds shown. Iji order to
compete your chickens mustbe
cooped sras to fall in one of the fpl
lowingeiasses: m '. ,
tngle cock or cockerel.
Single hen or jnillet.
Trio Cock or cockerel, 2'hens or
l Peri Cock or cockerel, 4 hens or
The following business firms and
individuals have offered prizes for
this show, the prizes being set op
posite the pames of the dorrors:
City Garage, $2.00. . ' .
btallcup furniture Co., $1.00.
Franklin Hardware Co., one roll
. poultry wire, value $4.00 to .$5.00.
Citizens iBank, $2.50.
W. C.. Cunningham, $1.00..
Franklin Hotel, $1.00.
C. W. Hames, 100 lbs. Baby Chicken
Frarflvlin Press, one year's.-subscrip-
. F. T. Smith, $5.00.: '
J. T. Moore, $1.00.
City Barber Shop, $1.00.
Reece's Restaurant, $1.00.
' . Ashear Brothers, $1.00. . "
Macon County Supply Co., Anti
freeze Drinking oulitain, value $5.00.
Bank of Franklin $2.50 in Gold.
Essig Market, $1.00.
; Sloan Brother 100 lbs. Feed.
. '.Carolina Provision Co., 100 lbs.
Farmers Federation,. 100 lbs. Chick
' tn Feed.
'franklin Light & Power Co., one
- Churn," value. $8.00.'
Franklin firncprv fn f nkcrc Ralw
T. W. Angel, $1.00.
Franklin Pharmacy. $1.00.
; Junaluska Inn. $2.50. ' '
. Joines Motor & Tractor Co., $2.00.
There will also be fjrst and second
prizes offered for the best settings
of eggs (15). - - '
Pyramid of Cheops Is '
Still in Good Condition
Save for one surviving pyramid,
the seven wonders of the ancient
world have passed on. Not only have
they disappeared, bnt their memory
"is mostly confined to the pages of old
books. Strangely enough the one
surviving wonder is' the oldest. It
- dates back almost 4.000 years before
-Christ, and it is still in good conditon.
Jt is the pyramid of Cheops at Ghizeh,
in Egypt. The most, notable ."thing
about the pyramid was the care taken
to protect it from grave robbers. All
the entrances were sealed. There
were several large chambers near the
base of the; structure built to mislead
any one seeking the sepulchral cham
ber. ' This was 138 feot above the
ground, and could be reached only by
toxtuous passages! cleverly concealed.
. The walls of Babylon were the sec
ond wonder, The third wonder was
the statue of Zeus in the temple at
Ephcsus. The fifth was the mausoleum
oMIalicarnassus, in. Carla. The sixth
was the Colossus of Rhodes, and the
seenth was the lighthouse of Alexan-
' dria at Pharos. It was Antipater of
Palestine, the Baedecker of the an
cient world, who selectecf'the seven
' wonders about 2(M) years fiefore the
.Mrfchbf Christ. Detroit News. ,
Market Situation for Pulp
and Other Mill Products
Has Notflmproved to Any
' Great Extent.
" ' ' ;
Asheville, N. cVFeb. 22. Announce
ment that the plant of Champion
Fibre company, Canton, will fcpen
several, departments for work Mon
day morning at 7 o'clock was well
received today in Ashevilte aid Can
ton; fojlowing a' shutdown of the mill
since January 14.
Reuben Robertson, general mana
ger, states that an agreement has
been reached betw.een the ' company
and its employes without recognition
of the union whereby the 1923 scale
of wages with eight hour shifts will
be restored. This will include a re
storation of the 10 per cent cut put
into effect just before the plant closed
down. ( -
However, according to Mr. Rob
ertson, the market situation for pulp
and other products of the mill, has
not improved to any great extent
and pending better demands for
-them, only one or two departments
in the pulp .section will be opened
for the present. , Other, departments
will' start up as the market situation
improves. The departments to open
Monday will employ appropriately
200 men and the company hopes to
have the mill 'on a full time basis
in six or eight months.
The plant closed down January 14
following retrenchments put into
. ' ' . I . 1 A I. .
eitect Dy tne company io meet uiu
market situation, according to the
management. This necessitated long
er shifts and some reduction in wages
Dissatisfaction by employes over this
situation Caused the formati.on of a
union but before any demands could
be made on the officials, it was an
nounced that the whole plant .would
close down indefinitely. Later a com
mittee of workers representing the
union waited on the management and
asked for recognition of the union.
This being refused a strike was de
clared and the plant picketed.
International officers of the paper
makers union were in Canton for
several weeks after the organization
of the union and it was said today by
the union leaders that their organi
zation will continue to function al
though not recognized by the com
pany. The plant on full time, em
ploys about 1,300 men and since the
shutdown about 600 left Canton.
Champion Fibre Plant
Opening Is Postponed
Canton, N. C, Feb; 25. Opening of
the Champion Fibre Company plant
here on part-time operation, sched
uled for this morning, was tempo
rarily postponed, It was announced
by Reuben Robertson, general man
ager. The plant has been closed since
January 4th, and more than 1,000 em
ployes have been out of work.
Unionization of employes was one
of the principal points of dispute.
Mr. Robertson said today that the
company had to postpone the open
ing, other than for .repair work, un
til more definite information is .re
ceived from the sales department ' in
the East concerning orders that have
been booked for the Canton estab
As . aVconsequenee,. only, the repair
men were put to. worn mne piaui
this morning and. the several hun
dred other rucn who were to go to
work in two departments will not
take , up their duties probably for
another week longer.
News From Macon County
People in Winston-Salem
Mr. Reid Cabe was the guest of
Mr. John Ramsey Saturday night,
Messrs Robert Parrjsh and Loyd
Roland were visiting Mr. Harley
M'iss.es Prelly Welch and Mary
Ca'rnes were the guests of Mrs.
Bowling Saturday night.
We know Jhat the many friends of
Misses"Bonnie and Craiffe Dehart
will b'e glad to know that they are
back at work after being sick' with
MrLoyd Roland was the guest of
Mr. Tom West Sunday. s
'.. - ' THREE CHUMS.
On the Road of
(fMimnmt J i 4? I : lims is mt if"
Jotf-ltfJ WE W m j4tv A BEAUTIFUL
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HAP IT THAT
In Order to Secure the Best
Grade and Quality Fruits,
Fertilizer Should Be Used
Liberally in the Orchard.
Raleigh, Ny C, Feb.V23.-Bccause
most soils of North; Carolina lack a
supply of available plant food, it is
necessary to fertilize the orchard if
the best grade and quality of fruit is
to be secured; The amount and kind
of fertilizer to apply depe'.ds some
what on. how the orchard has been
handled, the wood produced the;pre
vious year and the size, ag and vigor
of the trees; but, where it, is seen
that the trees need more plant food,
this should be applied in the spring
just before the buds are bursting,
scattering the fertilizer under, and
just beyond the drips of the tree.
R. F. Payne, extension horticul
turist for the State College Exten
sion Division, recommends that
peaches on a "sandy soil low in fertil
ity be given a 7-4-8 mixture at the
rate of four to six pounds per tree
for four or five year old stock. Two
pounds of nitrate of soda ' might' be
added to the above mixhire and an
other pound later about the first of
May if a good cropVf frui: has been
set. An additional application of
nitrate of soda made after the fruit
has been harvested has been found to
pay in many instances.
On clay or loamy soils, acid phos
phate should be added to the cover
crop and ground limestone used ir,
growing such a crop. Nitrate of soda
at the rate of about two pounds per
tree will also give good results on
six year old trees.
With apples on fertile soils, Mr.
Payne suggests an 8-4-4 fertilizer ap
plied at the rate of four to six pounds
per tree to stock from .8 to 10 years
old. About two pounds of nitrate of
soda , applied . when the -buds swell
gives good results.
Pear trees should nQver be ferti
lized because of the prevalence of
blight when rapid growth takes place)
Where Do Elephants Die?
One of - the great mysteries of the
natural history world is where ele
phants go when they die. Curio'usly
enough the body of an elephant that
has died from natural causivs' lias
never been discovered "either iif India
or Africa. Among native races there
i.a widespread belief that, when the J
great beasts feel tne end approaching,
they make their way to some secret
hiding-place in which to . die. The
wliole question is just as big a mys
tery as evdr, in spite of the fact that
many attempts have been made to
solve the problem: The districts
where elephants oceur in a wild state
Mve)bcen scoured- in all directions
lii the hope of discovering the last
rcsjng place of the huge animals, but
wthout any result, Quite recently
another determined attempt lias been
made to penetrate the mystery, but,
up to the present, nothing of any
value has been discovered. As a Wal
ter of fact the problem has more
than a scientific interest to it. Any
fndividual who is so fortunate as to
find, the elephants' graveyard will
certainly have made a fortune. On
this spot there must be a huge accum
ulation of ivory,- a commodity which
is continually increasing in value
Scientific American. ....
Accidents at Grade Crossings
Show Rig Decrease Since
North Carolina's New Law
Went Into Effect.
Raleigh, N. C, Feb. 25. Deaths and
injuries from grade crossing acci
dents show a marked decline follow
i:ig the enactment of the, Nort-h Caro
lina law requiring drivers of motor
vehiclrs to stop before crossing rail
road tracks, according to figures just
made public by the safety department
of the Southern Railway System.
The law became effective on July
1, 1923. and in ihc ensuing six months,
four persQiis were killed and eleven
injured in eleven accidents at cross
ings of the Southern's tracks in
North Carolina, as against "six killed
aiid twenty-four injured in twenty-
one accidents during the, first six
months of 1023. eleven killed apd
twenty-five injured in eighteen acci
dents during the last half of 1922, and
eight Akillett and twenty-two injured
in fifteen accidents during the first
half of 1922.
This decrease in causualties was in
the face of an increasing volume of
automobile and truck travel, 247,612
motor vehicles having been regis
tcred in the office of the Secretary of
State of North Carolina during 1923
?s against-182,060 m 1922.
Southern Will Install
Jtfgnals and Telephone
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 25. To increase
the capacjty of its Atlanta-Birmingham
line to provide for growing
traflic, the Southern .Railway System
will immiately install the auto
matic electric signal system over this
entire line and also will construct two
telephone circuits so as to substitute
the telephone for the telegraph for
dispatching trains between Atlanta
and Birmingham. -
The signal system will consist of
202 masts, carrying' signals of the
new color-light type, located at in
tervals of 1J.-, miles. The signals will
he operated by, alternating current
of 4,400 volts, furnished by sub-stations'
at Atlatna, Birmingham, and
Oxanr.a. Junction and carried over a
special transmission line to be erected
on the right of way. The current also
will be used for lighting stations.
Tiie signals will protect trains
g;rriist. the possibility of collisions
a.nd . will also . warn engineers of a
broken rail, an open switch, or any
other break in the' line ahead of them.
The telephone, is quicker"! safer
thai the telegraph ' for- use in dis
patching 'trains and is being adopted
by the- Southern on its lines of
heaviest traffic. .
During 1923. the. Southern extended
two passjng tracks atd constructed
three new ones at "pinch" points,
this being part of the program for
increasing the capacity of the Atlanta
"Say, ain't you. de fellow, vat I met
''Philadelphia? I ain't never been
derc." .... ., : :
"Veil, ncicler have I . I. guess it
must have been two odder fellers."
Colgue Banter. i
BULLETINS SENT -
rublications or the Lxtension
Division Are Free to Citi
zens of North Carolina on
Application. - 1
Raleigh, N. C, Feb. 25. The agri
cultural publications issued by the
lege and Department are free to cit
izens of North Carolina on applica
tion. The college does not maintain
a large mailing list to which are sent
all publications as .issued. This prac
tice was discontinued several years
ago because of the waste of printed
material. - However, the College' will-
send any publication in its files, as
long as the supply lasts, to any citi
zen making, application tor same.
This assures that the bulletin is really
wanted and will not be thrown away.
Several interesting publications
have recently been issued. Among
these are: '
t. r: i- 1 'jn t?--.i r-
r-xiension circular uy ruou rrep?
aration and Meal Planning for
Extension Circular 140 Lessons in
Food Preparation for Hirls.
Extension Circular 141 Fertilizers
for North Carolina Soils.
Extension Circular 142 pessons in
Poultry Feeding.. '
Extension Circular 143 A Swine
L.AICHSIUII I UIUIT 11 DU1I VVCCVll
Program for North .Carolina. ,
The publications on foods will 6c
enrolled in the club work of the home
demonstration division. The young
folks will want the lessons about
raising and handling poultry. Those
farmers feeding hogs for market will
find the Swine "Feeder's Guide" a
most valuable help. This is prepared
in the form of a chart and may be
hung in the feed house. There has
already been a great demand for the
ittle folder ,on the boll weevil. About
six thousand copies; have already
t J , ' . , . I I . I . . . '! . .
Deen aisinnuiea ana tne otner tenr
thousand are fast disappearing.
The Extension Division has alsp re
printed Extension Circular lOl which
is a spray calendar for apples; Exten
sion Circular 133, which is a fohier
on feeding hogs, and'Extension Fold
er 11 on gardening essentials.
ti t.1.' .ii i , i
puuncaiions are an avauaoie
on application. A card to the Agri
cultural Editor, Extension Division,
Raleigh, N. C, will bring your copy
free of charge. v . .
"Get Every Station"
Annoying To Editor
Here's one from Lititz, it has a
pretzel curve that is indigenous to all
overexuberant radio fans, "fanncsses"
and "fanners;" the editor of the Lititz
Record fan into one of these' "gel;-every-station".
friends one' night and
because he could not lick the friend
takes it out on his, readers as follows:
"The average radio fan is almost air
exact replica of the owners of the first
automobiles. We recall many invita
tions to what had been anticipated as
delightful rides that in reality turned
out to be afternoonsswsted on the
roadside while our host trnTTeTttf wfth
the carburetor, the ignition or the
"When the car' was working at its
best he would have to stop to see why
it was hitting so regularly and tinker
'-Wt more. .We have -Hen invited to
several radio evenings ;.:id anticipated
picking up somethiii good from
Somewhere; but even inie our' host
got us tune! in right ie commenced
working the dials and left us to listen
to a bedlam if cats yowling "and winds
shrieking while he groped around in
the ether for PDQ.-SRO, SOS or any
other old station he could zet in 'tune
with. We were in and out everywhere.
One moment heariniz Dow'ie's band in
Zion, the next Professor So-and-So
l'tlt.:.,.. ,.t-M 1 I-
laiKiajj uu tuna wenarc ciown m Co
lumbia. Mo., and the next n-ti- in
Atlanta. Ga. . ,
"We were in the ;i!r for more than
an hour and all the satisfaction we got
was the beaming fuce of our enter
tainer as he announced that it w.is his
best nicht's work. He had 'trot: 15
tions in one evening, and we had
nothing.' ' " .
Coed Your new overcoat is rather
Frosh-rM': all right when I put on
a mufrlerl ' ;t. Union Dvnamo. ,