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FRANKLIN, N. G, FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1924.
BE HELD HAY 28
Date Is Set For Wool Sale
For Macon County Full
Instructions for Preparing
, Your Wool.. .
Get your wool ready.
You are requested to bring your
wool so that you can see the expert
do the grading. If you cannot come
it will be all right for you to . send
what you want graded and sold.
DO NOT WASH WOOL.
Try to follow the following in
Shear the sheep when the wool is
absolutely dry, never when there is
any moisture in the fleece.
The sheep should be shorn only oh
a smooth, dry surface, preferably a
planed board flooring, never on the
Care should be taken' to keep the
fleece intact. Avoid second cuts,
which reduce the average length of
' Clip alt locks from each fleece and
pack separately. Never permit them
to remain in the .fleece.
Fleece sjiould be prepared with the
flesh side out, never he weaher side.
Fold, roll, or use fleece box for
preparing the fleece.
Tie each fleece separately. Never
tie two fleeces together, nor pack
and market untied woof.
Use only enough twine to tie the
Paper or hard glazed surface twine
should be used: Never use sisal, or
Never permit the fleece to come in
to contact ;with chaff, hay, dust, or
any other foreign material.
Place the tied fleeces in regulation
wool sacks cr cover them with can
vas or new burlap.
Select a clean dry place for storing
the wool until sold. Never permit
the wool to lie upon the ground nor
store it in a basement. .
Keep the white and the'black wool
separate. Never permit 'any of the
black wool to be mixed with , the
wlme. "' .'
Keep the burry, seedy, cotted, dead,
Llack, and gray fltieccs apart from the
clean, well-grown wool, and pack
separately. ' Never pack all grades to
gether . indiscriminately.
,WHy Baxter Durham
Should be Renominated
- .' For Stale Auditor
1. Mr. Durham has had the. office
o.ily one term. During that time he
has been at great trouble in bring
ing about the present systematic and
scientific methods of handling the ac
dounts of the various departments
under his supervision. During his
term of office there has been installed
a modern system of accounting For
the first time in the history of the
State a complete balance sheet'ean
be submitted to the people showing
the financial condition of North Caro
lina at any time. , ,
2. The State Auditor ought to be a
man trained in the work of State
government. Familiar with the va
rious departments and institutions.
Mr. Durham has these qualifications
toa very marked degree.
3. Under his supervision and direc
tion about jixty per cent of the coun
ties in the State have installed mod
ern systems of accounting:
4. He gather.ed on file in his office
at Raleigh a complete record of the
indebtedness of .the counties, cities,
towns, and school districts through-
out the State.'
5. By his efficient administration,
he has beeji able to increase the in
dividual pension of Confederate sol
diers about twenty percent. ' r
' Other reasons' could be' given but
. these arc. enough for the people of
Maccfn County to enable them to
vote intelligently in the. approaching
primary. , . "
Mr; Durham has made a faithful,
business-like Auditor. There are num
berless reasons why he should be re
tamed and not cne, for a change.
Big Storm Last Week Killed
Over Hundred People and
Caused Millions of Dollars
Property Damage. ,
What is considered one of the
worst storms in the 'recollection of
men hit the Southern states on April
30th, coming in from the southeast
and working havoc as( it passed
through the Carolinas.
In this State, Chatham' and Martin
counties seem to have borne the
brunt of the storm. Three deaths and
50 injuries are reported, while prop
erty damage in the wake of the
storm -reached over a million.
As the great disturbance passed on
into South Carolina it either gained
in intensity, or by chance 'struck a
more vulnerable' section, as around
Columbia, Florence and other towns.
At Horrcll Hill it is said that two
tornadoes, converged. This is only
12 miles from Columbia.
In the center of the disturbance in
that state the following casualties are
reported : ' v
Horrell Hill section, sixteen lives
lost, four of them being children
from among 75 attending school.
The school house was completely de
molished and many were injured. In
Sumter 'County, 11 deaths and many
injuries; 8 were killed in Anderson,
three in Florence, and one each in
Florence and Darlington Counties,
and one in Columbia. Lee County
reported two white people and four
negroes killed.- The list of injured in
these counties is reported to be ex
In Florence, S. C, it is said that a
child was swept out of a window on
a mattress upon which it was sleep
ing, carried some . 100 yards and
landed .without injury, while the
house from which it was swept was
completely destroyed. ' ,
The total death list for the Caro
linas, Georgia and Alabama totals
over one hundred.
The total property damage is
placed it . over ten million dollars.
The storm is reported to have passed
out across Virginia and other eastern
states with much less intensity.
Aim of Livestock Grower
Should Be Quality Product
Raleigh, N. C, May 5. In another
state an interesting project in. beef
cattle production has been started
known as the "1,000-Pound Calf
Club." A gold medal is to be given
any breeder of purebred cattle who
will produce a calf weighing 1,000
pounds or more on its first birthday.
Asilver medal will be givejj to those
who produce a calf weiglmig 900 to
1.000 ppupds at a year old. states V.
W. " Lewis, Livestock Marketing
Specialist for the State Collegc-and
Much good has cpme from the "Ton
Litter Club for swine (producing a
ton of live weight from a litter in 180
days) in many of the swine produc
"Both of . these projects deserve
more attention in North Carolina,"
says Mr. Lewis. "In Western North
Carolina where beef cattle produc
tion has predominated as a money
crop,, interest now seems to be fading
to some extent because there is little
or nonprofit in the old method of
growing and feeding the cattle. Bet
ter quality and better feeding wijj
be the considerations that will keep
alive beef, cattle production in this
natural, livestock producing section
of North Carolina.
"The Central Bank and Trust Company,-Asheville,
N. C, through a co
operative project led by the County
Agent of Buncombe County, is fos
tering a Beef Cattle Club project for
that section and offering cash prizes
of $350.00 for the three best calves
produced in 1924 aiid shown this fall.
. . "This goes to show that the beef
cattle sections are waking up to the
fact that something must be done to
put before 'the producers, the real
facts'about making beef cattle pro
"The livestock producer who fails
to study his business will be elimi
nated as surely as- any other person
who fails to study his lines pf .busi
ness. We find marketing much eas
ier and more satisfactory to the pro
ducer and buyer when a first-class
article is to be sold." ..
Aunt May and
General Julian S. Carr, Noted
Confederate Soldier, Died
in Chicago Funeral Was
. Held at Durham.
Durham, N. C, May 1. Funeral
services for General Julian S. Carr,
one of North Carolina's leading citi
zens, who died Wednesday night in
Chicago, will be held here Sunday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock. The services
will be held at "Somerset," the beau
tiful Carr mansion in this city. Rev.
W..W. Peele, of Trinity Methodist
Church, will officially have charge of
the services, although a large num
ber of the friends, of General Carr
The remains left Chicago this af
ternoon at 1 o'clock, and are due to
arrive in Raleigh tomorrow after
noon at 5:15 o'clock.' A party .of
relatives and friends from this city
will meet the remains in Raleigh,
apt they will be brought to Durham
by automobile. The remains will lie
in state the Carr home throughout
Friends of General' Carr will -not
follow the ancient custom of sending
flowers as a mark of respect when
the. body of the deceased leader is
carried to its last resting place.
An oft expressed wish of the late
general will be observed. General
Carr during , his lifetime had often
expressed the hope that those who
desired to thus honor him after
death would hot do so but instead
would use the money for purchase of
books' for the Durham Public Library.
Hundreds today expressed the inten
tion to observe, this wish.
Mississippi Stop Law
Went into Effect May 1
Jackson, Miss., May 3. Mississip
pi's law requiring drivers of all motor
propelled vehicles, using the public
highways in this state, to stop before
crossing any railroad track where
such track intersects the public .high
way at grade, became effective on
May 1st. By the passage of this law,
Mississippi has . joined Tennessee,
Virginia and North Carolina in the
effort to decrease the number of col
lisions, between automobiles and
trains at grade crossings by enforcing
a greater degree of caution on." the
part of the drivers of automobiles and
trucks. ' .
"The law" rrquires, substantially,
that it s hall be unlawful for any per
son operating a motor vehicle to
drive - upon a railroad track which
crosses a highway or street at grade
without first stopping at a distance
of not less than ten feet nor more
than fifty feet from-the track and
looking for , an ' approaching , train
Violation of the law is made a mis
demeanor, punishable by fine or im
prisonment. Under the law all rail
roads in Mississippi were required
to erect large signs, Rearing the
words, "Mississippi Law Stopon
the right side of the. road "fifty feet
from cyery crossing. ..' .,
By Removing Stumps in This
Manner, Farmer Finds He
Can Cultivate Land With
Raleigh, N. C, May 5. By remov
ing stumps from a . field of thirty
acres, . Mr.' Joe Glover, a farmer in
the western part of Rowan County,
has. found that he can cultivate ev
ery available acre with improved
farm machinery and that the land is
quickly and easily plowed. Mr. Glover
was one of 300 Rowan County farm
ers who ordered the cheap govern
ment explosive, Sodatol through the
county agent last fall. Though he
ordered only 400 pounds of the ex
plosive, Mr. Glover used it carefully
rnd together with his boys blew out
the stumps on 30 acres. His total
cost for the sodatol, caps and. fuse
amounted to less than $40. ,
Since that time he has plowed and
planted 'the laud and he recently re
ported to County Agent Yeager that
this service alone had been worth at
least' $1,000 to him, especially if there
was no, other way by which he could
get the stumps out as.easilj and ef
ficiently as . he did. Some of the
stumps were scattered over an up
land field and the others were , in -a
piece of rich bottom land, that had
been particularly difficult to culti
vate. Now the entire field is clean
and plowing has been made much
easier. '.'' ,
Mr. Yeager states . tha't what -has
proven true on Mr. Glover's farm
has been experienced to a greater or
less ; degree on about 300 Rowan
County farms this winter and spring.
Mr. Yeager ordered two carloads of
the explosive turing the past winter.,
Road From Andrews to
Asheville Is Now Open
The road from Asheville to Anr
drews was opened for the first time a
few days ago. , .
There art still about four miles of
road, near Nanta-hala,, on , which the
sub-grading has not been done, and
this stretch of road is, of course, still
very rough, but . the ' road is now
The opening of this road it is
pointed out, marks the. beginning of
a new era foi this immediate section;
indeed, for all of Western North
It means, for one. thing, good roads
enthusiasts emphasize, that, "the
thousands of tourists who Hock to
Asheville every year can now visit
Southwestern North Carolina by
ailo. and see thp sunerb sernerv nf
tat j section. .
h means, too, it is being pointed
out hcr, that communication - be
tween the ' peoptd of the various
towns along the 'route will be easier
and quicker and that in turn , will
mean a better commercial, social, and
educational life. Andrews News. -
State Automobile Depart
ment Will Furnish Greater
Protection to the Owners
Raleigh, N. C.May S. Establish
ment of a theft bureau of the auto
mobile license department is a move
onV part of Joe Sawyer, motor
suf-j for, and -Secretary of State
'W,v4iverett to furnish the automo
bile owner greater protection for his
machine, i The title registration
scheme, adopted under direction of
the last legislature, has proved un
usually effective in proving the own- t
crship of stolen cars. Now by estab
lishing the theft bureau, with ' Rich
ard P. Harris, of Charlotte, in charge, :
the department is organizing a per
manent service of protection for the
The motor theft bvics i will un
dtnnk'f to work in co-opttr.tion with 1
the police departments and county
Authorities .in running flown stolen
aut mobiles. 'Mr. 'Harris hopes that
every case of theft of automobiles
will be immediately reported to his .
bureau, together with the make of
car, state license number and motor
serial number. Local authorities arc.
urged to make full use of the record
and services of the bureau in check
ing up doubtful' ownership.
Serially indexed numbers of auto
mobiles in neighboring states will be
made available here and the service
will be extended over wide areas
through co-operation with states
that have already established theft
Mr. Harris will have five inspectors
working under him throughout ,he
State. These inspectors, who Kave .
been active for some time, have al
ready recovered 37 automobiles and
secured 15 convictions for theft, .
The theft bureau will place at the
disposal of the public a directory of
serial motor numbers, with individual
makes of cars registered serially,
making immediate identification pos
sible where there is doubt as to the
validity of other marks of, identifica
tion. Besides, there, will be in the
possession of the bureau for the use
of the public the serial license direc
tory. The two directories have been '
made up from . automobile owners '
who have registered their titles un- .
der the title registration law of the
1923 legislature. .-..'
Chas. Moreau Harger, in the April
Scribner's, discusses the powerful in
fluence which the rural press has ex
erted in the making of a nation:
"Coming as it does close to the hearts
of its readers, the old home paper
even if its policy be not always com
mendedcommands respect and con
fidence." .He shows that to the family in the
country town or. on the farmstead,
the weekly visit of the country paper
or the small xity-daily is an event
enjoyed by all.
Cartoonists in 'the metropolitan'
press have visualized iqr the public a
ridiculous and peculiar type as rep
resenting the country editor's per
sonality but this writer shows that
his readers know him and are not
disillusioned. .. ,
"He is close to his constituency.
Further, it is a constituency with
more leisure than any other, more
time for reading the news and opin
ions of the clay" "This makes the"
country oaper a'vehile of opinion
and a mode of politic I leadership.
The country paper i i loyal to the
government and continues to takea
large partiu earnest discussion of
public, affairs " from a disinterested
standpoint. It 1s the country weekly
and smaller city daily that makes the
path of . the radical and demagogue
difficult, standing as it generally does
for prosperous,, independent : Ameri
can homes. The Manufacturer.
1 Advice Taken. a
A young married woman of Priuce
to.h had received, letters from a young
woman of Louisville',' her chum, ad-'
vising her on two important . mat
ters, the re'rnovalf her young son's
tonsils and certain advantages ac
cruing from bobbed hair.
The Louisville friend had about'
come to the conclusion that her ad
vice had been wasted when she re-'
ccived .this laconic message:
"They're out; it's off and I'm
glad." Indianapolis News.