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FRANKLIN, N. G, FRIDAYAPRIL 11, 1924.
SALE WAS LARGE
BY POULTRY MEN
North Carolina Poultry Men
Need a Local and State
wide Organization to Mar
ket Their Products.
Raleigh, N. Gr, April 5.-Pouft
production in North Carolip has
now reached the point where there
is a need for local and state-wide, or
ganization to properly market the
eggs and poultry'.oroducts; says ,V. W.
Lewis, livestock marketing expert for
the State College and Department of
Agriculture. Mr, Lewis states that
the great demand now being made on
his division for assistance in market
ing poultry and eggs is only indicative
oft Ac results coming about in the
campaign being made for a diversi
Ttcd farming system to meet the boll
weevil situation. He is now 'doing
systematic work in marketing hogs
and lambs, is planning a series of
wool pools that will mean much to
the sheep producer; but now comes
the demand from all over the state
for work in organizing egg marketing
associations and aid in the co-operative
shipments of car lots of poultry.
Several county agents have recently
written Mr. Lewis that poultry pro
duction in their counties has reached
the stage where the producers must
have help if progress is to be contin
ued in the poultry industry. "We
need," the letters say, "assistance in
grading, candling, packing and selling
eggs. Help is also needed in the fat
tening., dressing and marketing of
broilers and old hens." The letters
indicate further that farmers of
North Carolina are now growing
standard breeds of fowls, have pur
chased incubators and brooders and
are ready to enlarge the farm flocks.
There is a need for the organization
of egg circles, for co-operative effort
in purchasing supplies and feeds and
for aid in properly selling all poultry
products. In some instances the let
ters state that interest in poultry has
increased ,500 per cent in the last
The division of markets is render
ing .such service as it can in this re
spect and has already aided in the
organization of a few county poultry
associations. In one case the grow
ers are receiving good prices for their
eggs over what has been offered lo
cally. Th,e commission men and buy
ers of poultry products at the larger
markets in the East are already in
terested in ' North Carolina poultry
and state that they will be glad to
assist in the Work, rendering such
service as they they can to secure
best prices for quality products. "It
looks as if our next big step in mar
keting in North Carolina," says Mr.
Lewis, "will be in handling the eggs
and poultry now being produced in
, North Skeenah Locals..
r March 31. The sick folks of this
branch are better now.
. Mr. Tom Patton, bf Cartoogcchaye,
passed through this section'Friday.
Little Elsie Sanders was "visiting
her cousin, Irene Stockton, Saturday
! Messrs. Robert and Lawrence Beck,
of Murphy, passed through this sec
tion one day last week.
Mr. Robert Stamey, of South
Skeenah, was visiting Mr. M. A. San
"ders last Sunday, .
Ji Mr. Fred,, Kimzey, of Teresita,
passed through this section Saturday.
" Miss Bertha Carpenter and little
iister Mary were visiting their grand
parents. Mr. and Mrs. David Car
penter,' Saturday night.
; Mr. and Mrs. Grady Stockton were
visiting Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Sanders
Mr. Arthur Blaine,' of Cartooge
ehaye, passed through this section
. Mr. Arch Dills, of Dills Creek, was
visiting Mr. B. T. McConnell fast
Sunday, ' '
, Mr., Bill ' Ledford and little son,
from Buck Creek, were visiting Mr.
Oscar Sanders Sunday.
We are sorry to hear of the death
of Mr. U. L. Hudson, of Demorest, Ga.
We are sorry to report the death
of Mr. Frank Lewis, at Prentiss,
i. Mr. Andrew Sawyer, of Cartooge
chaye, was in this' section Saturday
We hear that Rev. George Goer
will preach at Pleasant Hill the ,10th
of thijs month. .. . BRIGHT EYE,
Over $50,000 Realized From
Seal Sale Last Year Was
the largest Sale in History
of the State. -;
The sale of Tuberculosis Christmas
Seals for 1923 in North Carolina was
tfle largest in the history of the seal
sale movement by $7,542.20, the total
sale being $50,635.71. For the year
previous",, 1922, the seal, sale of the
state, amounted to $43,093.51. .
Dr. L. B. McBrayer, Managing
Director of . the North Carolina Tu
berculosis Association, which organi
zation has exclusive, charge of selling
Tuberculosis Christmas Seals in the
State, in making his report of the
sale of seals to the board of direc
tors of the Association recently,
stated that from every Standpoint the
last seal was most satisfactory
"While the rural supervisors of col
ored schools, sold $4,937.78 as against
$5,150.98 for the year, before, he ex
plained that the colored supervisors
of Charlotte;1 Goldsboro and Durham
turned in their, vsaJe of seals to the
local whtte chairmen, which fact
largely accounts for the falling off in
the amount sold by colored super
visors The supervisor making the
largest salewas Laura J. A. King of
Johnston County, selling SooU.UU worth
of seals. The supervisor at Golds
boro sold $175.00.
According to Dr. McBrayer's report
the mail sale amounted to $2,721.37
less than the mail sale of the year be
fore. This is accounted for by the
facts, first, that 2,000 fewer letters
were sent out than was done the year
before; second, that only one follow
up letter was issued, and third, that
the mailsale list was made from a
list of automobile owners that was
a year and a half old.
Dr. McBrayer stated that no reports
had been received from the chairmen
of one county, Pamlico, and seven
towns, Cerro .Gordo, China Grove,
Hallsboro, Kenansville, Laurinburg,
Salisbury and Wilson. He believes
that had the chairmen of these towns
sent in their reports, the total sale of
seals for 1923 would have amounted
to' more than $51,000.00.
President Coolidge Issues a
Proclamation Calling At
tention to Enormous Loss
From Forest Fires.
Forest Protection Week for 1924
ha's been " designated by President
Coolidge for April 21-27, inclusive,
announces the Forest Service, United
States. Department of Agriculture.-
In his proclamation, President
Coolidge calls attention to the ap
palling losses that occur -each year
from forest fires, and urges all citi
zens, either in association or as indi
viduals, to protect all wooded areas
from fire. Governors of many states
will issue proclamations supplement
ing the one issued by the President,
and Arbor Day in several States will
be observed during Forest Protec
Secretary Wallace has stated thtft
eight out of every ten forest fires re
sult from human - carelessness and
will not happen once the public is
brought face to face with the. serious
losses these fires cause; These losses
fall especially heavy on the Ameri
can public since the United States
uses more saw timber than all other
Chief . Forester Greeley says it is
not difficult for everyone to be care
ful with fire while in wooded areas.
Here are simple rules which if ob
served will go far toward reducing
the. appalling number of man-caused
fosest fires reported every year: Be
sure your match is out before throw
ing it away; don't throw cigars, cig
arettes, and pipe ashes along the
roadside; build small camp fires away
from brush and small trees; never
leave your camp fire unwatched;
make sure your camp fire is dead
then bury it; keep in touch with for
est rangers and fire wardens and re
port all-fires you may see, no matter
how small; be as careful with fire
while you are in wooded areas as you
would be in your own homct
JT rUlr'. ' ,' w"N. I I I 1 SMiU ,( 1
Experts Declare That Over
75 Per Cent of Cases Re
cover Many Notable Ex
amples Are Qiven.
With popular opinion to the con
trarj', perhaps, physcians are now
saying that tuberculosis is a very
curable affection. They base their
opinion on the number of cured
lesions found at autopsy. It is a con
servative estimate, they say, that 50
per cent of all bodies coming to the
autopsy table past the age of 35,
show a healed. lesion of tuberculosis
of the lungs, the deatjis of these per
sons having been the result of some
other disease than tuberculosis of the
lungs. They claim that presjent post
mortem aiur clinical records demon
strate that 75 per cent of cases re
cover. Consequently, the question today
is not whether you have tuberculosis,
but whether you have it in an active
form, and whether or not your resis
tance is good. It is generally believed
that with an early , diagnosis .. and
under judicious treatment and per
sonal cure, tuberculosis is over 9w
A further hope held out to patients
even with a lessened resistance is
that with care and proper treatment
they may prolong, their lives in conn
fort for ten, twenty or thirty years
and many may even accomplish their
life work. For the encouragement of
those afflicted, Jacobson gives the fol
lowing list of persons who not only
suffered from tuberculosis, but who
lived and worked with it, . achieving
tame betore death : . '
Milton, Samuel Butler. Pope, Shel
ley, Hood, Keats, Elizabeth Barrett
Browning, Francis Thompson, Gothe,
Schiller. Moliere. Richeli
Thoreau, -Calvin, Dejcrates, Locke,
Kant, Spinota, Mozart, Chopin, Pa
gannini, Beaumont, Samuel Johnson.
Sterne, DeQuincey. Scott, Jane Aust,
Charlotte and Emily Broute. Steven-
son, uaizac, Voltaire, Rousseau, Wash
ington Irvine. Hawthnrni". Hihhrm
Kingsley, Ruskiil, Emerson, Cardinal
Manning, Raphael, Watteau, Bastien
LePage, Cecil Rhodes, and Lnnnnar,
as well as a lanzc number of
aay physicians who after developing.
mc disease became tnhprmlncic pv.
perts. like Edward L. Trudeau, Law
rence v. Mick, H. R. M. Landis, Law
rason Brown, A. M. Forester, James
Price. Estes Nichols. R S Rnllnrt
Chasi L. Minor, P. P. McCain and
Holly Springs News.
March 31. Rev. Smith preached an
interesting sermqn at Holly Springs
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie El
liott, twin girls.
Mr. and Mrs. Garland To-mlin. of
Demorest, Ga.. .are visiting Mrs. Tom
lin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L:
. Misses Fay and Mattie Franklin
spent Sunday afternoon with Miss
Mr. f. M. Raby has purchased a
new Ford car.
Miss Esta Henry soent Mondav
night with Mrs. L. A. Berry.
Mrs, Frank Cabe. srlent Monday
with Mrs. T. L. Seay. . MONKEY.' .
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Governor Cameron Morrison
and Mrs. Sarah E. Watts,
of Durham, Were" Quietly
Married Last Week.
Durham ,N. C, April 3. Governor
Cameron Morrison and Mrs. Sarah
Eiker Watts were married here at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon. The
wedding, witnessed by only a few
friends, and relatives, took place at
the home of the bride, Rev. David H.
Scanlon. pastor of the First Presby:
terian Church,, officiating. .
The bride is the. widow of George
W. Watts, and is reputed to be one
of the wealthiest women in North
Carolina. She' formerly lived at
Syracuse, N. Y., and was married to
the Durham capitalist in 1917.
Governor Morrison's first wife died
in 1920, during ' his gubernatorial
campaign. . '
Immediately after' the wedding,
Governor and Mrs. Morrison motored
to Greensboro, where they took a
train last night for a honeymoon trip
lo New -York and points in the East.
BUILDING & LOAN
Macon County Building and
Loan Association Is Sell
ing New Series of Stock
Franklin has no more useful in
stitution than the Building and Loan
Association. No other organization
is ready or willing to finance the
building of a large number of new
homes in the community. Nothing
quite measures up to building and
loan stock as a means of saving and
as a method by which a man in mod
erate circumstances can own his own
home by paying in gradual install
ments. Because of the Macon Coun
ty Building and Loan Association
there are many homes here today
occupied by happy home owners who
may not have been able to finance
these homes by so easy a plan as af
forded by the Building and Loan. ' '
The Association has become a real
part of the community life in fact, it
would be hard to think of doing
without it now.
A new series of stock opens this
month and we can think, of nothing
that is more fitting that we should all
boost than subscriptions to this new
series. It is the most systematic way
than any person can adopt to save
money, get a good return on the
savings and . at the. same time help
the community by assisting in creat
ing a fund from which those who
wish to build homes can borrow.
If you are not already acquainted
with. Building and Loan it will pay
you to investigate it. Any of the
officers will be glad to give you any
Butchering the Shade Trees
Ruins Their Beauty The
Practice of Topping Trees
Should Be Avc:ded. 1
Raleigh, N. C, April 7. The prac
tice of ; topping old trees, is doing
much to ruin the beauty of home
grounds, yet many examples of this
butchering are . seen in different
parts of . North Carolina at this time
of the year, sta'cs Prof. J. P. Pills-'
bury, horticulturist at the State Col
lege of Agriculture. Prof. Pillsbury
says that he recently visited a town
which is remarkable for the number
of beautiful tr;es in the neighbor
hood. There was one grove of about
twenty oaks which because of their
beauty had . attracted his attention
many -times. Oaks' are taprooted and
not .likely to blow over. Those in this
grove were relatively young and in
the prime of life and beauty. If any
thing; they may "have been a little
too thick, but the removal of five or
six or more would have let in suf
ficient light and air and made it pos
sible for the remainder to thicken up
in trunk and foliage and continue to
form a grove which with towering
height and magnificent proportions
would have been impressive and
"Instead," says Prof. Pillsbury,
"every one' of the trees had been
lopped off a.few feet above the low
est branches, leaving a jagged mass
of poles and naked stubs 1 The de
struction seemed a desecration in
this instance, since on all sides were
groves of untouched beauty and
"Topping such trees is both in
jurious and needless butchery of the
very objects which, make North Car
olina homes so wonderfully attrac
tive in outward appearance. There
may be some instances in which cut
ting back the limbs of old trees may
be desirable, and heading in poplars
and other tall and quick growing
kinds, when young, may cause them
to thicken up and become stronger,
but in the majority of cases this
practice should be severely avoided.
"The chief beauty of a tree is its
form, and 'heading in' may be done
in such a way as to preserve this
characteristic of every kind of tree,
but 'topping' as here practiced de
stroys it for all time. If tree tops
must be reduced, do it by cutting'
back several of the longest limbs and
to a branch in each case. This meth
od will reduce the top weight and yet
preserve the form of the. head. The
wounds should be made close to the
fork, be smoothed, and painted with
good thick tar or asphalt paint to
preserve them from disease and pro
mote healing. n any case, never
leave a 'stub with no branches, but
at least a cluster of twigs near its
end, to continue its growth I If the
trees are too numerous, cut some of
them out',' but do not butcher them.
We ought to have a society for the
prevention of cruelty to trees."
"Medium to Prime,
84 Pounds Down"'
The above phrase heads the list of
quotations sent out of Chicago daily .
on the wires of the U. S. Bureau of
markets." This .indicntes that " the"
most sought-for lam ' at the large '
markets, is the prime .: jo and should
weigh under 8S pounds Much weight
in excess of this t-.jare insure tc
mean a discount in price unless sup-
ply happens to' be limited, - '
" Lamb chops are sold by the potohd
and served by the piece. Two lamb
chops is the usual service at hotels.
If the. chop is prime it need not be
large to satisfy the patron in the din
ing room and if it is large it costs
the hotel steward more money and
on account of its size the man. who
eats it is liable to contend that it is,
mutton and not lamb.
Hind quarter of lamb is a popular
home roast, but if the quarter h very
large and heavy the householder ob-.
jects to the size and additional cost,
so the meat .cutter may lo:-c a sale on
size alone. The shoulder." chuck
short-ribs and flank of a lamb are '
hard to move off the butcher's block
at best,and if the lamb is large there
is just so much more of these dull
cuts to be cleared. '