THE FRANKLIN PRESS'
Friday, March 28,-1524
MOTORISTS TO HELP
MAKE ROADS SAFE
Pledget Are Taken by'Over Twelve
. Thousand Motorists in All
Parts of Country.
Major A. A. 'Stewart, of New 'York
City, recently formed what is known
as the Argus Association, composed
pf motorists all Over the country who
are willing to take the pledges of the
association as to safe driving. These
pledges are: i
1. To be always ready for any
emergency by keeping my eyes on
the road and my thoughts on what I
2. To particularly watch out for
curves, crossings, and bridges.
. 3. To always keep my car under
4, To keep the brakes and steering
gear in good working order.
5. Never to stop or slow down
without signaling to the driver of
the car behind.
6., Never to take a turn without
care and warning to drivers of other
-7. Never to cut off another car un
less I am positive that there is ample
space. ' ' .
8. Never to stop iri a narrow place
on the road if by so doing I incon
venience the drivers of other cars. ,
9. Never to start out from the curb
without making sure that the road
10. To consider the safety and com
fort of the other car's .occupants, as
well as my own.
; 11. Never to try to 'save a minute
or two. of time if by so doing I ani
risking the lite oi a human being.
12. To obey all the rules of the road
as laid down' by law or common sense.
' 13. If I do not drive my own car,
to require my chauffeur or members
ef my family to live up to these prin
ciples. 14. To be always careful, vigilant,
courteous, and thoughtful a gentle
man of the highway.
More than 12.000 motorists are
stated to have taken this pledge.
Growers of CertifietSeed
Must Observe Seven Rules
If They Expect to Succeed
From time to time I am asked for
instructions for the growing of certi
jjed seed potatoes.. Itvon.d.be ltn-
posrsue tor me or any one cise iu
eive aset of instructions for the
growing of seed potatoes,' in' this
county, since there are so many fact-
tors involved, such as soil, fcrtiliza
, lion, tillage, etc. One soil might re
' Suire an application of 600 pounds of
. fertilizer while another soil might re
quire 1,200 pounds of fertilizer, or
even a greater amount. However,
there are a number of. general rules
that can be given and if they are
properly carried out an increase in
production per acre at a reduced cost
per bushel will be the result. .
. The most important of these gen
eral rules are: (1) Selection of a suit
able soil; (2) proper preparation of
seed, bed; (3) selection of the best
seed for planting; (4) treating seed
with corrosive sublimate before
planting;, (S)providing plenty of
plant food; (6) proper cultivation;
(7) 4lje use of proper jspriiys or dusts
to pr6wtilie--pra"fiC from diseases
and irisects, ' . ?'
" The selection of a soil,, which is
suitable for. potatoes, is a matter for
each grower to determine for himself
since there are no two farmers that
nave exactly the same' type of soil
As. a rule gravelly or sandy loam soils
that are well drained and full of hu
mus give best results.
The importance of having the seed
ted in best condition is often neg
lected. If the soil is turned in the
spring it should be , well pulverized
bytiarrowing and dragging from time
to time, regardless of time and labor,
and then be gwen plenty of time in
which to thoroughly settle.
The best of see should he selected
and since certified, seed . have .been
frown under inspection strictly for
seed they are naturally the preferred
seed to use. This does not mean,
however, that in order to grow certi
fied seed one has to start with certi
fied seed. It only means that one is
far more, certain of growing certified
seed if he starts with certified seed
' It is required that the seedjbe
treated with corrosive'sublimate just
before they are cut to be planted.
ine lormula is given below:
Corjpstve sublimate, 4 ounces! , :
Water, 30 gallons.
Immerse the seed in this solution
. and leave for a period of one-half
hour. . They should then be keot free
from contact with anyother diseased
seea. - .
. A. number of experiments have
proved the value of the cut pieces
weighing from 1 to 2 ounces and the
use of 12 to 15 bushels of seed to the
acre. ' ;
For the average soil 1,200 pounds of
irruuzer is recommended. L. D.
Thrash, Buncombe County Agent, in
Carson Chapel News.
Windy t March ' ii s'ill staying
wiih us. ' "
We were very sorry that' it rained
Sunday yo we coudn't go to hear our
pastor preach, as we all enjoy his
setyions very much. . '
Miss Louise Wallace spent, last
night with home folks.
Mrs. Rass . Lewis, oi
Ga., is visiting her sister,
Misses Lassie and Bessie Emery
are visiting their sister, Mrs. Minnie
Cabe, at Clark's. Chapel.
. Miss Mary Gibson spent Tuesday
with Miss Edna Hall. ,
Mrs. Burnell Waldroop spent M,on
day with her mother. Mrs. Geo.
'Mrs. J. P. Emery was visiting her
son Jim one day this week.
PMiss Kate Conley spent the, week
end at Otto, N. C., with Mrs. Louis
D. Marchetti. ,
Messrs.' Bob Henson, Floyd Thom
as and Otto Brown, spent the week
end with home folks.
Mr. K. Moffitt was visiting, his
daughter, Mrs. John Walace. last
Mrs. C L. Camp and Miss Lula
Greene spent Tuesday with Mrs. T.
V. Frazier. ' .
Miss Florence Stal-lcup spent Mon
day night with Miss Agnes Wallace.
Mrs. T. V. Frazier and Miss Pearl
Frazier spent one evening last week
with Miss Grace Gibson.- "BIXBY."
. Louisa Chapel News.
The farmers of this section are
looking forward to a few sunny days
now. . i
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Rogers spent
Saturday and Sunday with relatives
oil Mill Creek. -
Mr. alio Mrs. T. M. Greene spent
one night the past week with Mrs.
C. L. Camp. '
Miss Lula Greene moved one day
last week into the house with her
brother, Mr. Sam Greene.
Mr. Carey Patton has been report-
cu on me sick- usi. vve wish wui a
Miss Lula Greene and Mrs. C L.
Camp were visiting Mrs. Van Frazier
of Carson Chapel Tuesday.
A large crowd attended the ciuar
terlv meeting .here Saturday and
. Mrs. Van Frazier of Carson Chapel
and her sister. Miss Pearl Frazier.
were visiting in this section Monday
The little infant child of Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar' Ledford passed away to
be with the angels,. Monday night,
.March 24th. Our heartfelt sympathy
goes to the bereaved ones. May
God help tnem to live the life that
they should live to meet their darling
on the, other shore.
Don't forget the Sunday School
hour, 10 o'clock. '. Everybody come.
We are having' some pretty weather
at this writing. -.
We are sorry. to hear of Mr. R.. B.
Curtis' baby being sick with fever,
We wish it a speedy recovery.
Mr. Carl Henson and his voune
bride were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Mell
Mr. Miller Norns, of Otto, is vis
iting Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Henson
Mr. L. M. Henson has bought Mr.
J. M. Farmer's store.
Mr. ancL. Mrs. J, E. Henson were
vising Mr. Zenery Ledford Sunday.
Air. Bin Lecnora ana son, trom
Buck Creek, are visiting home folks
here this week.
Mr. Vance. Sanders has returned
home from Buck Creek, where he
has "been .working. .
We are sorry "to hear of the death
of Mr.' Frank Lewis. -
The whooping cough has started
up in this sectioo. Hope it won't get
as bad as the measles did.
Mr. John Farmer, of this section,
has gone to Lakemont, Ga.. to work
a while. BIG BOY.
Miss Ruby Morrison, of Winston
Salem is visiting home folks here for
a few days, -- -
Mr.. Henry Watkins, of Bryson
City, was buried at the Oak Grove
cemetery March 21st.
Our community was saddened by
the death of Conley Morrison. The
family has the sympathy of the en
Mr. and Mrs. Will West, of West's
Mill, were visiting at Oak, Grove last
Sunday. . ' '"
' Mr. Frank Brpwn,ifig ha,s nw'ved to
Needmore. We are ; very sorry "that
he has left', our community. ; His
presence will be missed in our Sun
Mr. Jasper Lakey has moved to the
place formerly occupied by Mr,
Mr. Jim Elmore, of Cowee, was vis
iting his sister, Mrs. Charie Truitt,
Mrs. Cary Hall is' very sick at this
writing.. We wish for her a speedy
Gibson, of 'Goweeff
passed through our commWtv last
Wednesday on her way to Winston
Salem. D. T.
HOW MUCH DO YOU
PAY FOR GOOD. ROADS?
A Close Study of the Relationship of
Transportation and Taxes Will
.A study of taxes as they pay for,
or are paid by, transportation, and
the interrelation of roads, tax, trans-port-and
.expenditure, has been made
by Mr. John E. Walker, former tax
edviser, U. . Treasury.
According to this report,' the coun-r
tics of the United States administer
60 per cent and the States 40 per cent
of all the highway funds spent. Of
all highway expenditures, 60.5' per
cent is spent for ne or reconstruc
tion and the balance of 39.5 per cent
for maintenance, " amortization; and
interest. Of the general tax dollar.
5.6 per cent slightly more than "one
twentieth is expended fo highways.
A very hrteresting angle re brought
out in the statistics hich
the. total taxes levied on
hicles are now more than equivalent
to 'the cost of highway maintenance.
In other words, after the road Is buflt
the users pay for its upkeep without
cost to the State or county doing
All transportation together, which
includes all-motor vehicles, both pas
senger and freight, all electric rail
ways,' all steam railways, and all
boats of all kinds, pay 8.1 per cent of
the Nation's total tax bill, which
would indicate that a fair proportion
of what ts being spe-nt on highways
comes from highway users direct in
stead of from the general tax dollar
contributed by everyone, yet every
one benefits from highways. '
It is also interesting to note that
of the $1,150,000,000 of "highway in
come" represented in the chart, 38.1
per cent is derived from bonds, 44.27
'from taxation, 10 6 from' motor fees,
and 7.1 from Fedeal aid.
Mr. Jasper McCall is' planning to
move his family into Mrs.. Calvin
Houston's house on Ledford' Branch.
It is reported that Mr. Horace Fore
and family may move into Mrs. Jane
Jones' house on Ledford Branch.
Some time ago Mr. Sidney Dendy
purchased the Luther McCall place.-
Mr. Geo. Keener has purchased
Mr. Sam Stanfield's place, whicn is
about one mile up above the mill of
Mr. Alex Gregory on Walnut Creek.
: Messrs. Ed Cloer and John Buch
anan, of Ellijay, made a business .trip
to our community Thursday. ,
Mr. and Mrs. C. U. Moses and two
sons, of Ellijay, were visiting Mr.
Zack Peek Wednesday.
On Wednesday. March 19th. Mr?.
Lee Peck passed away. She was
nearly a century old. For some lirr-e
she had been in very noor heaH'i.
, Her last days were spent in the home
TV her daughter,. Mrs. Zack Peck.
The remains ofthc deceased were
laid to rest in the Sugar Fork ceme
tery, where so many of her relatives
are waiting "the last day." Warm
sympathy is extended to the bereaved
ones. Blessed arc they who die in
the Lord. F. M.
North Skeenah Items.
Messrs.. Moore, Drinon and Ed
wards were in this section last week,
lopking after their saw mill. As the
weather was so bad they didnt saw
any. . r
Mr. Lee Rogers, of Cartoogechaye.
passed through here last Friday.
Mrs. J. C. Sanders was visiting her
brother, Mr. J. T. Cabe, at Riverside,
last Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Ldmond Sanders spent the
week end with home folks.
Mrs. Dona Carpenter spent last
Thursday with her mother, Mrs. J. C.
Misses Bertha a'nd Mary Carpentefi
spent last Saturday night with their
grandfather, Mr. D. N. Carpenter.
Mr. Freeman Hasting was visiting
on Cartoogechaye last Sunday. 1
Mr. Robert Stamey, of South
Skeenah, was in this section -last
Miss Hester Sanders spent last
Sunday with Miss Arizona Hasting.
Mr. J. T. Cabe, ot Riverside, was
visiting Mr. J. C. Sanders last Sun
Mr. Rob Beck was visiting relatives
here last Friday.
North Skeenah News.
We are having some rainy weather
at this writing.
Mr. W. R,. Ledford and. little son,
of Buck Creek, were ' visiting Mr.
Ledford's sister, , Mrs.1 T. A. Sanders,
last Sunday.1 ' .v v-', ', v . ;
; Messfs. Oficar Sanders and Earnest
GggS are tunnjng a restaurant near
the Depot at Franklin. ,:,
Mr. Robert Beck and brother Law
rence, from Murphy, spent one night
recently with their sister, Mrs. Oscar
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sanders were
dinnet guests of Mr. S. M. Dills . last
Monday. . .
Mr. Ernest Griggs is buying pota
toes and eggs in , this section.
Little Dorothy. Sanders, spent one
night recently with her mucin - Mrs
Vern5e Griggs. (BROWN EYES. '
All Kind of Legal Blank
Sale at the PresA O&ce.
lotla Bridge News.
As I see1 no news from around the
Bridge guess every body thinks Bon
nie is gone; but she is still here list
ening to the whistle at the Bridge
that calls about twenty girls that are
now at work. x. , . :
Mr, and Mrs. Ed Duvall'now live
in their neat little cottage at the east
end of the Bridge.. , . .
Mrs. Laura Bennett has feeen spend
ing some days' with her niece, Mrs.
J. R. Morrison.
Glad to se6 Miss Ruby Mason able
to go to school again after a spell of
Mrs. j. B.' Collins was in Franklin
on business last week. "
News' has been received that Mr.,
and Mrs. E. J. Mashburn have arrived
at Armarilla, Texas, .Theyisay it is
the iand of sunshine and wind.
Mr. and Mr,s. Will Calloway hart
moved back home after spending six
months at the mill.
Mrs. J. A. Parrish from-Burning-town
was visiting, her aunt, Mrs.
Bettie Shepherd last week.
Mrs. N- L. Barnard spent the day
with her sister, Mrs. L. T. Sloan
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gribble have
been very . sick. ' ,
Mr. Robt. ' Bryson, who got his
house burned some, weeks ago is
building a new one. . t .
Mrs. Walter Gibson has been sick.
Little Albert Ramsey, Jr., is gettin!
along nicely after an operation on
iMrs. Lexie Rowland -Jiad a serious
operation on her head and is getting
Sorry to hqar of Mr. Green. Fouts
getting his house burned some days
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cansler were
visiting- on Burningtown last week.
Mr. Jim Willis and family have our
deepest sympathy, for what, is home
without a mother. ...
Mr. J. R. Morrison has improved
his house by extending the porch all
around the end-.
Mr, J. E. Myers and Mr! Bert
Oliver have been painting Mr. J. R.
Morrison s house the past week..
Mr. Claud Duvall has bought him
a new car. f
Miss Sophia Ray intertained a
number of her friends at a birthday
party last- Saturday. ; .Refreshments
were served and every body had a
Mr. Robt. Bennett has been making
improvements on his yard at his new
Clay County News.
Mrs. Sam Hogsed and her two
children passeM through-this section
Mr. John McClure made a business
trip to weetwater Saturday afternoon
and refurned Sunday.
Mrs. John McClure was visiting
Mrs'.'S. H. -Huscusson one day last
Mr. Ray Woody4i-it Monday for
Macon' County, wjkjre he will stay a
Mr. Bill Ledford was the guest of
Mr. Ntal Rogers Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Setser will start a meeting at
the Bethel church the third Sunday
in April. Everybody is welcome to
There will be an' entertainment at
the school house in three weeks from
next Friday and Saturday. We all
hope to have a good time.
SHOOTING CREEK BUCKEYE.
MEADOWLAND FARM DAIRY
PURE MILK AND CREAM.
Daily Deliveries Anywhere in Town. Phone East 37
NOTICE TO THE FOREST USERS!
BURNING THE WOODS-
"Does not improve the grazing. 7 .
r DoeVnot exterminate poisonous insects or animals.
Does injure the grazing by:
Killing the better grasses. '
Decreasing the fertility of the soil.
Increasing the damage from frost, sun, wind and
Does injure timber.
' Does increase insect damage.
Does kill the 3'oung tree's.
Therefore, if Fires continue to occur it will be nec
essary to prohibit grazing on burnt areas in order to
give-the Range a chance to recuperate.
Co-operate with the Forest Officers in
j Preventing Fires'.
J.Otto News. Y .
.A most enjoyable event occurred
Monday, March 17th, at the home of
Mr. John E. Cabe. Mr. Z. P. Cabe
celebrated his eighty-sixth birthday.
A delicious dinner ,was scivcu
table out in the open, beneath the
beautiful blue sky. Everyone seemed
to enjoy the day to the fullest extent.
Mrs. Wnv Howard, of. Tryphosa,'
has been visiting relatives in this
Mr. Lee McClure. of Prentiss, was .
surveying land for Mr. G. N. Cabe
last week. '''... .
Friends of Mr. R. LSfnart are glad
to see him out again, after being
c6nfined to his room on account of a
Miss Kate Conley, "of Franklin, is
visiting Mrs. L. D. Marchetti this
Miss Lucy Cabe was the guest of
Miss Beatrice Mozetey last Saturday
night. , '
Mr, and Mrs. Tom Cabe, of Dillard.
Ga.. made a business trip to Otto
Saturday. : ;
Mr. Youell Bradley went -Franklin
one day last week on business.
Miss Bertie Corn, of Tryphosa, was
visiting Mrs. H. H. McDowell Sat
urday night. : ' . , '
Misses Icie and Reba Oliver, of
Franklin, are spending a few days
with friends and relatives here.
Mrs. W. M. Parrish, who has been
in the Lyle Hospital at Franklin, is
able to be out again.
Mr. Joe Rickman. of Rabun County.
Georgia, was in this section one day
last week buying cattle.
Miss- Nellie Cabe is spending a few
days with her sister, Mr. Vance Rog
ers, of Prentiss. "PALS." -
Buck Creek News.
The folks of Buck Creek have been
busy for the past week, moving
houses and trying to get settled down
Mr. Vannie Sanders took a trip to
Prentiss last Tuesday to see home
folks, and returned Sunday.
Mr. J. T.. Roane, of Cartoogechaye,
was visiting his son, Mr. Zeb Roane,
last Saturday. . ..
Mr. David -Ledford took a. trip ta
Andrews the first of last week.
Mr.. Kell Ledford has recently
moved to the head of . Buck Creek.
Mrs. Sallie . Sanders . was vjsiting
her' son, Mn Marion Sanders,, last
Mrs. Zeb Roane was visiting Mrs.
Mr. Claud Doyle has been quite ill.
but we are glad to know that he' is
Mr. Arthur Sanders is visiting home -folks
near Prentiss now. -
Mr. Luhcr Ledford left last week
for Frankiin. "CURLY HEAD."
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