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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1924.
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Federal Reserve Board Re
ditions Over the
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Nation Production Is on
The rusuaV post-holiday slump' in
general business .was narrower in
scope in January, and February this
year than usual and sharp 'increases
over preceding months were noted -in
the production of basic commodities,
the Federal Reserve Boardjortcd
in its periodical business x4mw.-.
Coupled with the increased output
in basic commodities was a heavier
demand for. credit for commercial
purposes, indicating continuation of
a healthy business development', the
Production increases were most
marked in steel ingots, lumber and
bituminous coal and in the milt con
sumption of cotton! ' Contract awards
for new buildings were slightly high
er in value in January thanf in De
cember and were 26 per" cent greater
than in January, 1923. .' V
Aong with .the increased produc
tion in basic commodities- there was
a resultant increase in railroad ship
mentsv Compared with a year ago,
January department store sales were
seven per cent greater than a year
ago, although "the stocks of the re-:
porting stores were slightly smaller
than those on hand in January, 1922.
The volume of borrowing for com
mercial purposes at member banks
of the Federal-Reserve System in
the. leading cities, after an almost
continuous decline for more than
three moitths, increased, considerably,
the review showed, the increase being
particularly notable in the last two
weeks of January and the first two in
The increased credit demand has
resulted in larger loans by reporting
banks than a year ago and smaller
investments. Since the first week in
February the volume of discounts by
member banks has been about five
hundred million dollars, while the
holding of securities purchased in the
open market has stood close to four
hundred million dollars. ,
Mr. Mount Cabe and father Mr.
David Cabe, have gone to Denorest,
(la.,. to move Mr, John McPherso'n,
Mr. Calloway has moved back to
this place. We are gi.nl they have
Air. Cornell Anderson has recently
built a new house, and moved into it.
Miss. Ruth Sanders was the guest
of Miss Willie May Thomas Saturday
Mr. Charley Moffitt and family
took dityier with Mr. and Mrs, H. E,
- Mr. Herman Childers spent Sunday
afternoon with home folks.
People of Coweta. are glad to know
that Brother Stallcup preaches twice
a month, the first and third Sundays.
The B. Y. P. U. at Coweta every
Sundav afternoon at three ' nVlA ic
progressing nicely. Everybody is in
vited to come.
'Mr. William Carpenter has recently
bought a place from Mr. Southards
' and moved to it.
Messrs. Floyd Thomas and William
. Carpenter are working for Wallace
and Cunningham on Wallace Branch
at the saw mill.
The many , friends of Mr, Henry
Childers are glad to learn that he is
out of the-hospital at Richmond, Va.
Mr. Wiley Stamey was the guest of
Mr. Fred Sanders Frday afternoon.
Mr. L,yman Lalloway took a trip to
Prentiss Friday. . t
Miss Ellen Dowdle took dinner
with Miss Neta Childers Sunday.
A Correction. .
m We are in receipt of a letter from
Kev. R. E. Ward, who is now living
at Yadkinville.' N. C, asking us t? say
throuzh the columns of the nanr
, i i i iir -
tlnat the report about his boy being
accidentally killed is an' error. How
the report was started, Mr. Ward is
unable to exolain, but it has been
'generally understood in this section
that the boy was accidentally shot
shortly after leaving here. Mr. Ward
lias received several letters of, sym
pathy from his good friends in Ma
con, and 'has asked us. to. set the
matter straight before our people
The many friends here of Jitv. Ward
and family will be glad indeed to
know that this report was an error,
and that the boy is now alive and
in the "best of healthy ,
TO OPEN BRANCH
Believed Branch Office Plan
Will Greatly Increase Ef
ficiency and Be of Value to
Territory Where Located.
The plan of the automobile license
bureau to establish branch offices in
the, principal cities of the State for
the distribution of license tags is ex
pected by Secretary of State W. N.
Everett to greatly increase the, ef
ficiency of the bureau, and . at the
same time 'prove of considerable
value; to the branch locations and to
the territory they will serve.
Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greens
boro, Wilmington and Asheville are
the plares tentatively selected for
branchoffices, it was announced. The
Charlotte office opened ' a few days
ago, simultaneously with the inaugu
ration of the annual' Carolinas Auto
mobile Show.' Capt. H. Sprague Sil
ver, title register, and A. L. Fleming,
chief clerk, direct, the first branch
The bureau has been distributing
approximately. a quarter of a million
license plates from the Raleigh' office.
The"' work has necessitated the em
ployment for two or three months
during the periods of distribuion
the fiscal year ends June 30th of
large groups of . young- men and
women to assist in mailing. and hand
ling the multitudinous clerical duties.
It is expected that the saving in
postage alone will practically defary
the cost'of operatkig the branches, as
it is hoped by the new plan to enable
a majority of the automobile owners
to. purchase their license plates by
personally calling at the office. The
annual cost for postage for mailing
the tags has been aggregating $50,000.
and if the establishfent of branches
throughout the State will encourage
personal calls for tags the postage ex
pense can be reduced tremendously.
Olive Hill News.
We having some bad weather
at this writing.
The singing class at Olive Hill is
getting along fine, with Mr. Earnest
Roper as leader.
Miss Mary Tallent has been very
sick for the last week, but we are
glad to know that she is improving.
"Mr. Loyd TallenJ, of Rocky Branch,
was visiting friends at Olive Hill last
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Tallent have
been on the sick list for the' past
MK' G. J. Frady made a business
trip to Franklin last Saturday.
., Mrs. Harriet Tallent is. improving
after a long spell of sickness.
Misses Mary and Beulah Tallent
and Annie Frady were visiting home
folks Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ephrarn Tallent have
been very sick for the past week.
Messrs.' Sam Sweatman and Chas.
Willis have been doing some good
work on our roads this week.
Miss Ettla Guyer spent last Sunday
night with Miss Annie Frady.
Mr, Fred Ledford is getting along
nicely with his barber' shop at Mr.
Ed Campbell's mill.
Mr, Ed Tallent. of Oakdale, was in
this, community Sunday.
BETSY, JANE. .
We congratulate our neighbor, Mr.
John . Corbin, on winning, one oi- the
more important prizes given at the
pouitty show at Franklin. His ex
hibit was a pen of Brown Leghorns.
"Mrs. T. B. Higdon also exhibited
some prizV winners.
The women., of Iligdouville who
found it profitable to ship eggs last
year have begun making shipments,
again., They met last Monday and
organized themselves into a club
vvhich they named The Cackle Club.
Mrs. T. P. Moses is president, Mrs.
C'har'ie Crawford is secretary, and
Airs. John Corbin. assistant secretary.
They wilj hold' meetings each fourth
Monday.-' , .
Mr. Lewis Henry has been very
sick with measles, but we have the
welcome news that he, and the others
of the family whohave'been sick, are
all improving. ' ;
Miss Martha' Moses, of Gastonia. is
niaking a protracted visit with rela
tives and friends , on Ellijay.
Mr. James Peck and his brother,
"Little Martin," made a week end
trip- to-Premiss. ' R. N. M,
The End of a
WOULD SELL OUT
Announces Terms by Which
It Would Dispose of Gov
ernment Ships Asks for
Bids This Month. -
Washington, D. C, "March 8. New
terms and conditions under which the
government would dispose of its en
tire merchant .fleet, comprising 1,335
vessels, of. various types.' were an
nounced by the shipping board in a
general advertisement calling for
bids. Records show Only a quarter
of the whole tonnage now is in oper
ation, th.e remainder comprising the
"laid up" fleet, v. -
In announcing the call for bfds the
board said the advertisement was de.
signed primarily to comply w
law governing the sale of its proper
ty and was not "a sudden .effort to
force the sale of the board's fleet," it
was in accordance with the "due ad
vertisements"' provision of the mer
chant marine act, it was explained.
Previous offer of. sale by the board
has been on a flat basis of $30 a ton.
Displacing this provision, the board
said, it now was prepared to consider
offers for purchase "under the va
rious types, based on their relative
value as affected by their desirability
froni point of design, physical con
dition at time of sale, and other, per
The basic sale price of each vessel,
it was explained, will be determined
by its individual worth, and, will be
subject to revision whenever neces
sary, due to repairs, damage or other
Bids must be submitted on or be
fore March 14 and it was stipulated
that the board would make no award
before- .that date. Offers must be
made on a lump sum basis and may
be for one or more ships or for the
entire fleet, the advertisement said,
and each offer must be accompanied
by an initial payment of two and one
half per cent of the amount bid.
The board's fleet is made up of 824
steel ocean-built cargo ships, 324 steel
lake-buil cargo ships, 14 refrigera
tor vessels, 43 steel -tankers,. 27 pas
senger ships, 35 tugs and 48 miscel
We are having some" cold, .snowy
weather at this writing.
We are glad to say that Mr.'John
Rickman's folks, who have the meas
les, are getting along fine..
Mr. -T, H. Callahan's mother came
home Sunday from Washington, D.
C, where she has been visiting, for
several weeks., , ' . ; i .
' Mtv and' Mrs.' E, A. Dowdle, spent
Sunday with Mr. Dowdle's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dowdle.'.
Mr. and Mrs. C, W. Pitts spent
Sunday .with tier mother, Irs.
Pauline Sanders. .
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Vanhook
have" a fine new baby at their home.
Mrs. Clara Rogers went to Frank
lin 'shopping 'Monday.
Mr. and Mrs, Frank Mason have a
big seventeen-pound boy "at their
house. ' '
Mr. Weaver Donaldson was on
North Skeenah Sunday.
Mr. Ross . Davis spent Saturday
night in Georgia. -PET,
MONEY FROM THE
One Owner Proves That All
It Needs Is Proper Care
and Attention in Order to
Make a Good Profit.
Raleigh, N. C, March 10 When
fruit trees have been planted in the
home orchard' they" should receive
some care and attention, finds J. T,
Brown, of Wilmington, N. C, whokre
cenUy followed instructions given him
forf orchard management by Exten
sion Horticulturist R. F. Payne of the
Stale College of Agriculture.
r. Brown had a small home or
chard of some 200 trees all about six
r. seven years of age. These trees
had only given a small return annual
ly. Mr. Brown had always pruned
them carefully but did not give the
other vital things needed in orchard
management. He had not sprayed
and fertilized. Seeking more infor
mation about these matters, he called
on the county agent, who had MK
Payne to visit the orchard and sug
gest the best methods of handling it.
Every suggestion made by Mr. Payne
was carefully followed by the owner
with the result that his orchard paid
him better returns last year than ever
Here' is his cash statement :
Cost of fertilizer..'. $ 18.00
Cost of spraying materials........ ,14.00
Total cash spent...! .,.$ 32.00
Sold 256 crates $639.77
Canned 20 crates......:.::.....;......:..... . 50.00
Value of Crop $689.77
Cash spnt . -32.00
This statement shows that the
profit from practicing good orchard
management gave Mr. Brown a re
turn of over $600 to pay him for his
labor and energy expended in caring
for the little orchard. Mr, Payne
says that there are many 'other or
chards in North Carolina that would
return equally as good amounts if the
owners would, decide to use better
methods of management and would
become thoroughly imbutd ' with the
idea that there arc certain things that
must be done at -the right time.
" Dr. Roger's was called Sunday
morning to see Mr. Sam Shulcr, who,
got very badly hurt Friday morning
by the mica mine falling in on him.,
Mrs. W. E. Allen has , returned
home from Gastonia, N. C, Where
she Has been for uite, a while.
, Mr. ?aJid,v,.,Mx,s,,,..vD.'d!!A'ltt Allen, and
family visited Mr.' and Mrs. J. -i'. Al
len Sunday: . '
Mr.-'.Cole Buchanan took dinner
with Mr. J. K. Allen Sunday.:
Mr. and Mj;s. Solomon Leathern'
and little son Claude were' -visiting
friends' at llarmonv Sunday. ,
Miss Leona Ricktnan f will leave
Monday for Winston-Salem,, to take
a course as nurse.
' Misses Gladys and Mamie, Allen
visited their sister,, Mrs. Joe Hurst,
who has hceii sick-with the measles,
last-Sunday. 'BLUE EYES.
FOR LIVfi STutli
Expert of the Department of
Agriculture Advises North
Carolina Farmers to Pro
. vide Good Pastures.
Raleigh, N. C, MarchO.-Since the
greater part of the cattle and sheep
sent to market from North Carolina
go directly from the pastures instead
of the feed lot, it is necessary tlfat
more attention be given to good pas- ,
hires than in the past, recommends
R. S. Curtis of the Animal Industry
Division, State. .College . and,, Departr
mcnt of Agriculture. Mr. Curtis
states that the rugged sections of the
State are better suited to the live
stock industry than to any other type
of farming, but if livestock farming
is to be made .a profitable industry
pastures must be improved. It is a .
wastje of money, however, to plant
grasj; seed and to use fertilizing ma
terials unless the grass is given an
opportunity to grow in the spring and
some protection is given the roots in
Ainter by allowing the dead herbaec
to remain on the ground.
Mr. Cur.tis tinds,that,a.Jsurvey made
in six W'est Virginia counties revealed .
the fact that it took four, acres to
graze a ow and a little more than
this for a three-year-old steer. . In
his opinion, any pasture to. be called
a good pasture should furnish abun
dant grass on af least 2l2 acres for a
1000-pound, steer throughout the
season. If this is true, North Caro
lina pastures need much improve
ment. ' 4
Before improvement is made,, it
must be understood that the grass
must have a large leaf area to manu
facture the organic matter of which
the roots are composed. If the leafy
portion is eaten too closely or too
often, the roots will be held back and
after a time the sod will become thin
and patchy and the weeds and filth
will crowd out the grasses. The main
pasture should not be grazed until
after the grasses have made good
growth in the spring; Good seed mix
tures need to be used and where clo
ver is . included in the mixture, lime
and acid phosphate should be used
for fertilizer. It is a good plan, too,
to mow the weeds and dead grasses
during the summer.
Everybody must wake up and be
gin preparing now to take in the big
18-day Normal Singing School to be
taught in Franklin by Geo. W. Seb
ren, one of the best singers and
teachers in the country, beginning
August - 4h, 1924. Everybody will
bear in mind that the school is not
just for teachers, but for all, as hi
will teach the rudiments in the" sim
plest possible form. Also harmony,
versification and voice culture.
The tuition will 'be $3.00 for the
If you are interested and can't at
tend, try to interest some one else.
I think every preacher of the Gospel
in Macon County ought to interest
at least one or two from his church
or churches, as he is in a position to
know what an important place good
singing holds in the worship of God,
especially in revival meetings.
Let us wake up, one and all, and
have our singing '.in Macon County
made three-fold better. So don't
forget, the date, hut be there, August
4th. O. C. CORBIN.
7 Farmers Notice.
While in Asheville 'ast "week Mr.
J. A. Porter bought ; tock of grass
and clover-'seeds fo 'the, farmers.
The first shipment r. rived Monday.
Cyme and get your, supply. He also
has in stock uncertified seed Irish
cobbler potatoes. He is ready to or
der certified seed for- those who. are
willing to pay about fifty .cents per
bushel more for the better seed..
,ViC Child Burned to Death.
The' little thrce-yca-r-.old daughter
of Charley- Scruggs, .colored, wa
fatally burned last Thursday at the
home. The parents -were-out 'of. the
house at-the time,, and -it is thought"
she caught fire from the'' kitchen
Stove. The child lived scveva! hours
after the. accident, "but was burned so
bady .that nothing could lie done to'
save its life. ' Charley wishes to thank
his many friends, , both white and.
rolnred, for their kindness and help
in lib time of trouble. '