FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1924,
Pufo Section of Canton Plant
Re-Opened on Non-Union
Basis About 300 Men Are
Now at Work.
Canton, N. C, March 3 Approxi
mately 300 men returned to work at
the. Champion Fibre Company mills
here today on a non-union basis, ac
cording to a statement made by of-
ficials of the plant. shortly after the
pulp section was opened at 7 A. M.
No disturbance marked the entrance
of these men into the grounds of the
mill', though 'a small number, of
strikers were picketing the gates.
Company officials said the majority of
those returning were former ' em
ployes, although ' a few1 new hands
No excessive demonstration was
, made by the picketers. Reuben Rob
ertson, general manager of the plant,
returned . last night from Raleigh,
where he . conferred with Governor
. Morrison. He had no statement to
make today. Major Gordon Smith,
military officer representing the gov
ernor, is watching the situation
closely, though "there were no indi-
catioss of an outbreak today. Mayor
Kerr, of Canton, and-Andrew Sum
ner, chief of police, were on duty
early this morning and are prepared
to meet any. emergency. John F.
Cabe, sheriff of Haywood County, is
ill at his home, but expects -to be
at Canton tomorrow.
The plant normally employs 1.300
men. Union officials said that fully
1.000 men' have been organized and
will not return to work under present
conditions. ' , .
. . Officials of the plant said that they
expect to open other departments as
conditions warrant. S. Ed Launief.
international vice-president, of the
Brotherhood of Pulp. Sulphite and
Paper Mill Workers, and W. . R.
. Smith, representing the International
Brotherhood of Paper Makers, are
on duty with the union.
The strikers are protesting the
open shop and seek recognition of
their unions. Company officials re
cently granted a restitution of the
1923 scale, but declared the plant will
be operated as an open shop.
Solemnized at Quiet
" ' Ceremony Thursday
( i A marriage of isterest to host of
'friends and relatives' throughout
Georgia and North Carolina was that
of Mrs. Mary Siler Love, of Lavonia,
and Mr. W. L. Higdon, of Franklin,
N. C, which was quietly solemnized
Thursday evening at 6 o'clock'in the
study of the First Baptist Church,
, Dr. Charles W. Daniel performing the
Only a small group cf close rela
tives witnessed the marriage. Miss
Ella Siler was her sister's ma'M 6i
honor, and Mr. T. B. Higdon, brother
of the groom, acted as best man.
The lovely v bride was smartly
.gowned in a three-piece tailleur of
dark brown charmeen. Her hat was
a small, close-fitting model of tan
straw. Completing the costume was a
beige fox fur and a corsage bouquet
. of Ophelia rosebuds and valley lilies.
Following the ceremony the party
'was entertained at a dinner at the
Piedmont Driving Club, by Mr. T.J5.
Higdon, brother of the groom, Dur
ing the evening Mr. and Mrs. Higdon
left for a short wedding journey, af
ter which they will make their home
in I tankliii, .. .
- Mrs. Higdon, - as - the - lovely Miss
. Mary Siler, formerly made her home
in I'ranklin. and as a bride she will
'. be cordially welcomed bv a host of
friends. She is the da'ughter of Mr.
, and Mrs.' J. G. biler, of Lavoma, and
dates-' her ancestry from a long line
ot distinguished North Carolinians
. $ha is a descendant of former Gover-
'nor Swain, of North Carolina. She
inherits many social charms and
graces and has been exceedingly pon
ular in her. home town and other
cities where she has visited.
Mr. Higdon is a-leading business
man of Western North-Caolina, be
ing' president. of the Carolina Provis1
bn Company, of Franklin, and V the
Cornelia Wholesale , Grocery Coin-
pany. of Cornelia, Ga. He is the son
. of Mrs; J. H. Higdon and the. late
Mr. Higdon,, and is the brother of
. Mr. T. B. Higdon, of Atlanta ;Mr.
Mack, Mr. J. L., and Mr. J.S. Hig
don, ot North Carolina: Mrs. T. H
Fulton, of Highlands; Mrs, Isaac
, Keener and Mrs. Dennis Higdon, of
worth Larolina.AtlaKta Journal. .
DON'T SELL LOW
Care Should Be Given to the
( and Grading of Produce
Offered .for Sale.
Raleigh, N. C, March 1. Growers
who. are producing ea&iy vegetables
and other produce for the market
should give some care to the selec
tion, grading, and standardizing of
their produ. is. Many growers con
sider only the total price received for
a crfjp instead of figuring the net re
turns after all marketing costs have
been paid, and b cause- they do. not
consider, these marketing costs, many
lose monev. according-to a "statement
made by Gorrell Shumaker, produce
marketing:" specialist , for the State
College and. Department'' of Agricul
ture. ..'''.' ....'' ...
Mr, Shumaker. states that county
agent's and others interested should
wage a campaign against the selling
of low grade produce. The reason f6"r
this is that the cost of marketing low
grade material exceeds the returns
secured and by blocking the market
with low or cheap stuff, the sale of
first-class products is seriously hurt.
Last season a survey was made of
the Philadelphia market. Fourteen
of the leading commission houses
were studied involving the marketing
of 1,500,000 five-eights bushel baskets
of fruits and vegetables It was
found that nearly one-half of these
baskets sold for 50 cents or less, and
one-fifth of the total sold for 25 cents
The average selling price on this
market, states Mr. Shumaker, was
seventy cents per basket for the one
and one-half million baskets of pro
duce. More baskets sold for 10"
cents or less than sold for $2.00 or
more. It was determined that 18 per
cent of the produce sold for 25 cents
or less per basket; 31 per cent sold
at 26 to 50 cents ; 20 per cent at 51 to
75 cents; 16 per cent at 76 cents to
:1.00; 13 per cent at $1.01 to $2.00, and
;wo per cent at $2.00 and over.
Mr. Ehumaker states that for this
nearby market the minimum cost of
marketing even the lowest priced
produce including packing, package,
transportation and' commission was
20 cents -per basket. This 20 .cents
does not include the cost of produc
tion and must be paid by the grower
even if his product fails to sell at any
price and must be clumped. .
News From 'Macon Folks
Living at Lyman, Wash.
Lyman, Wash., Ffb. 25 A wedding
of unusual interest to the people of
this community was that of Mr
Roscoe Bradley and Miss Willie Mac
Brown, which took place at Mt. Ver
non last Thursday. We extend to the
young couple our heartiest congratu
lations and best wishes, for a long
and happy life.
Mr. Virgil Ramcy and family were
the guests of Mr. Lone Thomas Sat
The Sunday School is progressing
nicely under the leadership of Mrs.
R. tv Painter. '
"Mr. John Parker has moved into
his new residence, which he pur
chased from Mr. Reed Perry.
The Skagit mill is not running now,
as it is doing some repair work, but
will soon be ready to run again.
Mr.' and Mrs. Newman TKomas
were visiting Mr. William Barr Sun
"Miss Jane Brarlshaw, of Sedro
Woolley. was visiting her sister.
Mrs. Effie Sims, last Saturday,
The many friends of Rev. Virgil
Rainey wilk be glad to know that he
is able to be out again.
Mr. Joe Parker has been on the
sick list, but is improving at this
Mr. Clint Bradley made a business
trip to Sedro-Woolley last Saturday.
Mr. Alonzo Holden has been down
with the mumps. Glad to see him
out again. .'
.There arc " quite a few 'cases 'of
measles and mumps in this town. ;
- " ' KATE. '
Mrs. Wihon To Use
Mails Without Charge
Washiogtonrp. C, Feb28. -The
house today passed . a senate bill
granting to Edith Boiling Wilson,
widow of Woodrow Wilson, the priv-,
ilege of using the mails without' cost.
Come on, Take a Chance
STATE FIRE LOSS
Total Loss for the Year Was
.More Than Seven Million
Dollars, However 1,846
Fires During the Year.
Ra.leigh, N. C.,; March 1. .North
Carolina suffered a total fire loss of
$7,212,342 in 1923, Which amounts to
a per capita loss of $228 as compared
with a total loss of $8,144,721 and a
per capita loss of $3.21 in 1922, ac
cording to the annual fire report of
Stacey W. Wade, state insurance
commissioner, which has just been
made public. Compared with the
national record North Carolina's per
capita loss by fires last year was less
than half the average of the 48 states
of the union which has been estimated
to have been approximately $4.99. the
report showed. The average national
loss for 1922 was $4.75.
The number of fires- in the state in
1923 was given in Mr. Wade's report
as 1.846; the value of insurance car
ried on' endangered property as
$40,101,068'; the number of fires entail
ing loss.es over $5,000 as 191. and the
losses in these fires as $6,057,824. ap
proximately three-fourths of the en
tire loss for the state. .
Shingle roofs, it is indicated from
the report, together with defective
flues, were the causes of 4he largest
number of fires. Six hundred and
ninety-four of the fires were classed
in this type. Carelessness comes
iiext as one of the principal causes
with 93 fires attributed to this cause
in 1923. Fifty-nine fires were caused
by careless smoking; 31 were ftfuN
cendiary origin and 29 were caused by
children playing with matches. Other
causes included engine sparks and a
spontaneous, combustion. The cause
could not be determined in 408 fires. '
' Information Wanted.
' The members of the Macon County
League of Women Voters have been
much interested the past few weeks
in going over the report of the County
Comniissioiiers iv)t from idle curi
osity, but from flie desire to knpw
the' financial standing of our County
and in what manner the men we
voted for. arc conducting the County's
a ffair.C"" " "
As most of us are tax-payers, we
naturally are interested in knowing
how our money is being spent. This
report tells of the disbursements, but
we. as thinking pcoole, would like an
itemized account of the receipts of
the County; of the total1" amount
Highlands Township sends in, and of
live total amount, this Township re-omv'-s
We -would like to have thing:;-run.
just' as any legitimate business is run,
and the accounts' audited by a cer
Wo would rei'o.T.mend that the of
ficers' of the County be paid a' fiat
's;.;i i,.y. instead of the. present method
of paying them by the fee and. pcrr
centage system so that we might
know precisely what the expenses of
'hf County are;-
We would like to know: Has. the
nioney been properly distributed and
each Township received its percen
tage, according to the taxes collected
from, it. and 'according o law?,
lias the County a. budget? .
GREAT SUM FOR
ROADS IS URGED
Agriculture Bill Carrie To
tal of $56,000,000--High
ways . Fund Cut Carries
Fund for Warnings.
Washington. D". C, March 1'. A to
tal, of $56,758,513. of which $17,700,000
would be available for improvement,
of- highways during coming fiscal
years' is carried in the annual Agri
cultural Bill reported by the House
The total is $16,082,940 less than the
appropriation a year ago, when
$32,000,000 was allotted for state aid
road construction and is '$471,312 less
than budget estimates.
For the enforcement of special laws
by the Department of Agriculture,
the bill carries $2,627,000, the item's
Packers, and Stockyards Act, $452,
540; Grain Futures Act, $104,460;
Plant Quarantine Act. $324,426; Insec
ticide Act. $140,575; Grain Standard
Act, $500,000; Warehouse Act, $163,
000; Cotton Futures and Cotton Stan
dards Acts, $185,000; Food and Drug
Acts, $716,000. -
An additional $1,071,150 is provided
for meat inspection, $o08,000 for mar
ket inspection of perishable food, and
$82,480 for the Department's news
service, on fruits and vegetables.
An appropriation of $20,000 is auth
orued to enable the Weather Bureau
to give warnings throughout the
country to fruit growers as to frost
and advice on harvest weather and
fruiting spraying conditions.
The Lill carries $3,277,000 for erad
ication of tuberculosis among cattle
the maior. portion of it to be spent in
indemnities; $660,000 for eradication
cattle tick; $1 1.000 for eradication
hog cholera; $328,480 for blister rust
control; '11.315 for barberry eradi
cation; $672,360 for preventing the
spread of mo;hs, and $21.6.350 for pre
venting .the ptad of the European
Will of Woodrow Wilson.
Estate Is Left to Widow, Except that
His Daugher Gets $2,500
Washington. J).C. Feb.. .25, The
will of .Woodrow .Wilson, filed for
probate today, leaves the estate to his
widow, Mrs. Edith Boiling Wilson,
with the exception that his daugh
ter. Margaret Wilson, shall .receive
$2,500 aniutal income as long as she
remains unmarried. m "".'
A request in the will calls upon
Mrs. Wilson to distribute among Mr.
Wilsoii's daughters such artie'es- of
clothing, jewelry, personal memen
toes and, art works that' ma.v", have
belonged to their mother,, the first
wife of the' -former' President.
L-nd-r the will Mrs. Wilson is to
retain the estate during her life, and
the unexpended portion at her death
is to be distributed among. Mr, Wil
Tom Tarheel says the. man who
gets too old to learn gets very little
from life., Tom has determined to
keep on growing and has written for
information about the State College
Summer School to be held for farm
ers this summer.
A GREAT SUCCESS
Show Last Tuesday Was the
Best Ever Held in This
Section Exhibits Viewed
by Large Crowds.
A large crowd attended the second
Macon County Poultry Show, which
was held in the new Joines building
last Tuesday. The finest showing of
birds ever gotten together in this1
secion was on the floor, there being ;
over fifty, separate entries for the
various prizes offered.
Mr. Weaver Gray, an old Macon
County boy who is now Farm Demon
stration Agent for Jackson County,
acted as judge at the show. Mr. Gray
was very enthusiastic over the ex
cellent showing made by the people
of his old home county, and declared'
that the show would have done credit
to any county in the State. '
The following exhibits won prizes:
Pen. 1st Prize Charles Davis.
Pen, 2nd Prize Frank I. Murray.
Trio, 1st Prize W. FI. Crawford.
Single Pullet, 1st Prize Mrs. Robt.
Single Pullet, 2nd Prize-W. H.
' Brown Leghorns.
Trio, 1st Prize J. J. Corbin. '
Trio, 2nd Prize Wade Cunningham.'
Pen, 1st Prize G. L. Newton.
Trio, 1st Prizes-Mrs. J. V. Arren-dale.-
Trio, 2nd Prize Mrs. C. J. Houser.
Pen, 1st Prize H. G. Robertson.
Trio, 1st Prize Helen Patton.
Trio, 2nd Prize H. G. Robertson
Pen, 1st Prize Mrs. T. Br Higdon.
GENERAL PURPOSE BREEDS.
Single Comb Rhode Island Reds.
Pen, 1st Prize Alvah Pearce.
Pen, 2nd Prize Alvah Pearce.
Trio, 1st Prize-W. H. Sellers.
,Trio, 2nd Prize Roy Carpenter.
Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds.
Cockerel, 1st Prize A. M. Holland.
Hen, 1st Prize A. M. Holland.
Trio, 1st Prize T. V. Porter.
Trio, 2nd Prize J. Q. Wallace.
Silver Laced Wvandottes.
Pen, 1st Prize P. O. .Watkinr.
Trio, 1st Prize Mrs. R. A. pV'iu.
Trio, 2nd Prize-F. W. Holland
Hen, 1st Prize Mrs; R. A. Patton.
Hen, 2nd Prize Matt Liner.
Cock, 1st Prize-r-Matt Liner.
Cock, 2nd Prize-F. W. Holland.
Trio, 1st Prize Mrs. F. L. Siler.
Golden Laoed Wyandottes.
Trio, 1st Prize J. S. Gray.
Trio, 2nd Prize Margie Gray.
Pen, 1st Prize-G. L. Newton.;
Trio,, 1st Prize Mrs. G. W. Gray.
Trio, 2nd Prize Mrs. T, W. Angel.
First Prize William McCuir
Second 'Prize Wade Cunningham.
... First Sweeps". ikes.
. Pen Ancdnas G'. L ' "ewton.
'Fen Single Comb iihode Island
Ueds Alvah Pearce. - ' . '
Anti-Saloon Editor Resigns.
New York. Iy,Y.. Feb. 20,-Rollin
C. Eberhart, editor of the American
Issue, tonight submitted his resigna--liou
kas editor to the board of direc
tors of the An.ti-Suloon League of
New York, declaring that he could
not., "consistently. .'with my con
science." certify .that a!! now was
well with thc'leagu-e following the ap
pointment as Successor to William II.
Anderson, former State superintend
ent, of Arthur J. Davis, former head
of the Massachusetts league.
We lire glaj tr note that Mr. J..G.
Siler is improved from his recent ill
ness. Lavonia, Ca., Times.