FRANKLIN, N. G, FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1924.
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V! & I I I E I
IN CARLOAD LOTS
Other Counties Follow Ex
ample of Macon in Making
'( Carload Shipments of Sur
" plus Poultry.'
Raleigh, N. C, April 26. Following
the shipment of a carlot of surplus
poultry from Macon County comes
the announcement from Rutherford
that a' solid car of poultry left that
county for northern points on April
18. Indications are that another car
will leave Beaufort County this week
and still'anojher. from Lenoir County
a little later. '
"These shipments," says V.' W.
Lewis, livestock marketing specialist
for the State " College and Depart
' merit,' '"are only an indication of the
present inlerest.it! the co-operative
'marketing of poulrty and poultry
products. -In the car going from,
Rutherford County 19,379 pounds of
poultry brought in by 304 farmers
was '''sold for $4.Q32.14. The smallest
check was for $1.07 -and the largest
for $91.80." . The poultry was sold to
.the -highest bidding. commission firm
who sent a man to Rutherford to re
ceive, the poultry and accompany it
back East. The local bank paid the
304 checks after havmg a guarantee
'from the. bank of the firm in Phila
delphia that they would honor the
; draft for the assembled carload."
This was the first car' of live poul
try, shipped from Rutherford County
and created quite a great deal of in
terest. The price of live poultry also
advanced 3 cents per pound when
it was known that the car would be
shipped. County Agent F. E. Patton
and Home Agent, Miss Hattie Neill,
arranged for the co-operative ship
ment. In addition to this poultry,
however, County Agent R. E. Law
rence and Home Agent Mrs. Irma
Wallace of Cleveland County assem
bled 5,681 pounds that brought
$1,134.11, It "was the first thought to
ship one car from the two counties
but as it turned out both counties
could have shipped a 'car each with
little effort as the Rutherford car was
filled in that county.
Ram Supplies Water
' For Home and Stock
Some time ago County Agent U. A.
Miller of Taylorsville, found that one
of his farmers, Mr. York, "had just
completed a nice eight-room, home on
one of the best locations in the com
munity, where he had a beautiful
view out 'over the mountains- in al
most every direction, but was up
against a problem for Water. He
was getting his water from a spring
1,100 feet away, and bringing it up
an elevation of 150 feet. The cows
and mules had to be led to the spring
Upon investigation Mr. Milier found
that the spring was furnishing 8 gal
lons per minute, and -that by going
240 feet below the spring he could
get a 23foot falk He also got the
elevation and distance to the house
and sent the information in to E. R.
Raney, extension farm engineer, to
see if it would be possible to pump
water up this extreme elevation with
a hydraulic ram. An estimate of 40
gallons per hour delivered at house
onlin vally at a cost of about $200
was sent Mr. York together with a
complete bill of materials.
When all materials were on the
ground and the ditches were dug, Mr.
Raney went by for one day to Help
with the' installation, and after the
work had been completed , a test
showed that Mr. York was getting 45
gallons per hour at the house, "I
wouldn't take a thousand dollars for
it," says Mr. York, in expressing his
pleasure with his two-hundred-dollar
County Agent Miller has been in
strumental in getting about six other
'outfits of this kind located in various
sections of the county, all of which
have been put in as demonstrations
and are doing good work. A number
-of other locations for a home water
supply have been investigated in th'is
county, and will be developed 'later.
Extension Farm News.
"Vh'at can a man do after h er h a s
sown his wild oats?" " .
"Grow sage, of course!''
FOR WINTER USE
Poultry Specialist Gives In
structions for Preserving
surplus Eggs for Use when
Price Is Higher.
Raleigh, N. C, April 28 Now while
eggs are cheap and plentiful . is the
time to eat more at home and to pre
serve them, in water- glass for use
next winter when they , are scarce
and high in- price. Directions' for
preserving the' ggs are' given by A.
G. Oliver.- poultry extension special
ist for the State College.
"Use only fresh, clean, unwashed
eggs that are sound -of shell," says
Mr. Oliver. ".Look through them by
use of a good strong light. This will
shew up the cracks, blood spots or
the beginning of germination. Eggs
put down in March, April and , May
. .... ...
pare the best and cheapest, and it is
well to remember that one spoiled
egg in the water glass ' solution will
likely , ruin the whole lot, so it pays
to be Qareful.
"Water glass may be obtained at
any drug store and should be used at
the rate of' one quart of water glass
fo nine quarts of water. The water
should be boiled thoroughly' and
cooled before mixing the solution.
Pour .the solution into a clean stone
jar. Two six-gallon or three four
gallon jars will hold thirty dozen
eggs. The eggs at the top should, be
covered by,at least one and one-half
inches of the liquid.
"Now, keep the jars covered to pre
vent evaporation and store in a cool
place where they will not be dis
turbed. When preserved in this way
the eggs will keep fresh and whole
some until the spring eggs come
again. Nor is it necessary to fill the
jar at once. Only a few need be
placed in the jar each day until it is
properly filled and it furnishes a good
supply of excellent food and saves
money for the average household."
For those who might wish to pre
serve eggs during the next few weeks,
Mr. Oliver has a supply of bulletins
dealing witfli the matter and will be
glad, to send hem to any resident of
the state who requests one. Just
write a card to 'A. G. Oliver, Exten
sion Poultry Specialist, State College
of Agriculture, Raleigh, N. C, and re
ceive your copy.
Supt. M. D. Billings '
Is Offered Place on
Republican State Ticket
Last Saturday County Superintend
ent of Schools M. D. Billings received
the following telegram:
Durham, N; C, April 26, 1224.
M.'D.- BillingsFranklin, N. C.
Please wire me authority to place
your name on State Ticket for
Soperintentent Public Instruction.
W. G. BRANHAM,
. State Chairman.
To the above the following answer
was sent :
Franklin, N. C,, April 26; 1924.
W. G. Branham; State Chairman,
Durham. N. C.'
Unable to grant your request.
Thank you for consideration.
M. D. BILLINGS.
Woman Explains Why
. People Swim in Winter
Why some persons go ocean swim
ming in winter was revealed by a
woman bather at Brighton beach,
New York, on a recent Sunday after
nopn. There were several "polar
bears," "Arctiq cwans" and other of
the cold-water clan splashing and
plunging through the surf. Appar
ently they were enjoying it or else
moving fast to keep from freezing.
A man and a H'nman hatha Aa.
tached themselves from the swimmers
and hurried toward the bath-houses.
Their teeth 'chattered and . waves of
"goose' flesh"; rippled up and down
their bare arms and lCggmuch as the
surf was breaking over the; ice-in-crustcd
sands. ' Jj,
"How's the. water?" asked a by
"Co-oo-l'd!" stuttered the woman.
"Did you'-enjoy the" swim?"'
"Then why did you go in?" ..'
'"Cause I'm craey!" New .York
Sun and Globe. ' . , -
Former Macon Man, Now in
Idaho, Answers a Hurry
Call by Means of the Air
Routeto' Country Home.
Lewiston, Idaho, April' IS. When a
little daughter was born Wednesday
to Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas of the
Central Ridge section of the Nez
Perce prairie, that little lady perhaps
enjoyed the distinction of being the
first infant in the central Idaho coun
try to have been, responsible for an'
aeroplane flight by' the attending
physician. The attending . physician
was Dr. J.M. Lyle of Lewiston and
when he received a call Wednesday
to hasten to the Thomas home, he
advised Mr. Thomas the trip could
not be made on account of the con
dition of the prairie roads.
"Come in an aeroplane; there is a
good landing place in my clover field
opposite the house," replied Mr.
Dr. Lyle called the aviation field
and by the time he reached the han
gar by automobile, Aviator Bud Titus
had rolled the ship belonging to
Bruce Burns into the field, had filled
the tank with gas and had the engine
warming ,ui for the flight. They
were off without delay and within 30
minutes after Dr. Lyle had received
the call at his office, Titus wa, cir-;
cling about the Thomas ranch home
ron Central ridge to locate, the clover
held. Dr. Lyle practiced at Peck for
many years before coming to Lewis
ton and is familiar with every farm
home in the Central ridge country.
The trip to the Thomas place by
automobile requires about three and
one-half hours under the most fav
orable road conditions. Lewiston
Maxwell Training School.
Under the new, management several
important changes have been made
and the school has been rd-adjustd
upon a new basis.
Competent teachers have been em
ployed and the outlook ' for future
development is good.
This school while . under Presby
terian management, is looked upon by
the people of Macon County and the
citizens of Franklin as a worthy en
terprise, helping boys with no means
whatever to obtain an education and
at the same time receive the refining
influence. pi a'Christian home. These
fvy s arc. making good and we are
protid of. them.
The school has no endowment
whatsoever atrtl is maintained solely
by contributions. These contribu
tions come in very slowly and at this
moment there is a smalt deficit which
must be raised at ynce. Plans for
financing the school in the future are
made and if there are friends of ' this
school who arc reading this and'
would appreciate a share in, this fruit
bearing enterprise, any. amount of
money that you may talc'e pleasure in
giving will be gladly received by the
writer. J.Q WALLACE.
Powerful Machine Is Now
Being Perfected by Ger
many for the United States
Friedrichshafen, April 15. The hum
of the five great mtors which have
been designed to take the great Zep
pelhi airship ZR-3 to Lakehurst, N.
J., there , to be turned over to the
United States navy, are keeping
Friedrichshafen awake these nights.
The motors, which , are the most
powerful long-distance Zeppelin driv
ers ever attempted, have not yet been
perfected, and it will lie some, weeks
before they are installed in the giant
balloon and trial flights begun. The
motor'5, which are of 400 horsepowcf
each, often, run day and night in the
machine shop near the Zeppelin shed,
where Zeppelin officials and mechan
ics are endeavoring to perfect them
so that they will run for 100 hours'of
more without a stop. .
For wa purposes motors were de
signed for 20 to 25 hour trips. With
the building of the ZR-3, however, it
was realized there must be perfected
a driving force capable of making the
four-day trip across the Atlantic.
Dr. Hugh Eckener, director of the
Zeppelin company, who will pilot the
ZR-3 to Lakehurst, said that he was
making no promises, but he hoped to
begin the flight early in June.
"We may he a little' late in getting
started, .said Dr. Eckener, "but we
will get there when we do start."' ,
Fishermen "Fiddle" For ,
Worms Down in Florida
On a recent trip' to Florida,- wri&s
a correspondent, I saw something
that was new to me. I was stopping
at my uncle's in Lynn Haven, near
St. Andrew bay on the Gulf shore.
While sitting on the piazza I had fre
quently noticed on old colpred couple
going past at about the same time
every day; he aways had a shingle
and a heavy hard pine s,tick under his
arm; and she carried a tin can. One
day out of curiosity I inquired where
they were going and what for.
"They are going to fiddle for
worms;" my uncle replied. "Come
and see how it is done." '
We walked a little way on the op
posite side of the. street and saw the
old couple turn, into a vacant , field
where the grass grew sparsely and in
tufts. The old darkey drove the thin
end of his shingle into the ground
until it was firm; then he began to
draw the heavy stick across the top
ofit, making a most unearthly noise :
"Ka-roo-roo-up I Ka-roo-roo-up!" The
noise grew worse as the old fellow
warmed to 'his work.
. Presently his wife began to walk
in a circle around him, pickjng up.
something that she put into the can.
We went over where they were, and,
unbelievable as it may seem, she was
picking up worms that apparent)' had
come ud out of the ground at the call
of the Viusic."' I measured one that
was, 10 inches long. No ontMher'c
digs worms for bait; they a'll "fiddle"
for them. Youth's Companion.
ATLANTA TO GET
Southern Baptist, Convention
To Meet in Atlanta May
14-1 9 ; Great Progress Has
The approaching session of the
Southern Baptist Convention, which
meets in. Atlanta, Ga., May 14-19, will
be an epoch-making one, from all in
dications. It was in Atlanta that this
convention met five years ago, when
the seventy-five, million campaign
was launched. It seemed fitting that
the convention should come back to
the same place m this closing year
of the campaign.
Viewed, from every standpoint this
campaign has been a marvelous suc
cess. Approximately $30,000,000 more
has been raised for the different' be
nevolent objects fostered by the de
nomination during the last five years
than in any like period of time in the
history of the denomination. Almost
a million members have been bap
tized into the fellowship of Southern
Baptist churches during that time.
The number of foreign missionaries
sent out has almost been doubled,
and the number of native workers on
the, foreign fields has been quadru
pled. The work in the home land
has been greatly enlarged and
strengthened in every phase.
The growth in North Carolina has
been very marked. By the end of
this year it is believed 100,000 will
have-been baptized into the fellow
ship of the Baptist .churches of this
State in the five-year period,. The
denomination has gone forward in its
contributions to all the objects fos
tered by it in a most wonderful way.
It has for its goal this year the rais
ing of. $2,000,000. Of this amount
$800,000 is to be raised by April 30.
While much of this is to be raised
within the next ten days; yet some
$30,000 moTC has been contributed
this year than at this time last year.'
CRIPPLED BOY BEGINS
POULTRY CLUB WORK
Newton, N. C, April 28. "Several
weeks ago Thomas Sipe, Conover,
Route 3, wrote asking me how he
might become a poultry club member,
and stated that he would like to talk
with me some time in passing," says
J. W. Hendricks, County Agent for
Catawba County. "I was. Impressed
with his letter and made "'a point to
sec the boy just as soon as I could.
When I went to his home, I found a
boy 13 years old, and a cripple since,
birth. He had spent several months
in the hospital and was then, abje to
move about on crutches. He said he
had been keeping 'up with the club
work in the county, and especially
with the members in his community.
He had decided to try to. carry on
some poultry club wofk. '
- "After talking with him for some
time and explaining how club work
is conducted,' I found that he was
very much interested in chickens and
knew a great deal about them. I was
glad to enroll him as a club member
even though he', was badly handi
capped for the work. He decided to
take Brown Leghorns, and bought a
imall pen of 20 birds. Just recently
I visited his farm and found him get
ting along nicely with his project.
He was keeping a splendid record
and could show exactly the number
of -eggs secured from his hens and
the number he has-soUL He now has
about 75 young chick; hatched off.
He is interested in his vork and I am
expecting him to be .vi outstanding
club member in a fe yars, even
though he is compelle I to do all his
walking oit crutches.
For Your Scrap Book.
The "&ble'!cdntains 3,566,490 letters
m,WJ words, 31,175 verses, l.UW
chapieirsy sjrt'd! 66 books. The longest'
chapters 119th Fsalni. The middle
verse is the eighth of the 118 Psalm.
The longest name is in the 18th chap
ter of- Isaiah. The word "and" occurs.
46,627 arid the word Lord, 1.855. times.
Thif, .7th chapter of Isaiah' and the
19Ui: .chapter of the second Book of
Kings are alike. The longest verse is
the ninth of the 8th chapter -of Es
ther. Shortest verse is the 35th of
the 11th; chapter of John. In the 21st
verse of the seventh chapter of Ezra
is fhe alphabet. The finest piece 'of
reading is the 26th chapter of Acts.
God's name is not mentioned in the
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