North Carolina Newspapers

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Volume XXXIX.
FRANKLIN, N. C., FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1924.
Number 20.
Clever Comedy, "Good Even
ing, Clarice!" To Be Given
by the High School Pupils
Next Thursday Evening.
Thursday' evening, May 22nd, at
8:00 o'clock, the graduating class of
Franklin High School will giive a
three-act comedy that is full of in
teresting situations, laughs and sur
prises. The play is an entertaining
one, having thev typical characters
that you like to see and some others
that you'll be Surprised to see.
There's a black-face, a lawyer, a
preacher,', a cow-puncher, a dancer,
and two young women who are jeal
ous of their estimable young hus
bands. Come and see what this means:
. "Here's my wife in the house with the
woman who's supposed to be my
wife, with Cousin Mary and the
woman I told her was Cousin Mary.
How on earth am I going to get out
of it?" .
"We haven't been married over an
hour and you are already telling I
proposed to you. I never saw a
married man yet that didn't do it, and
you're no exception." 1
Seats will be on sale Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday afternoons,
at Frank T. Smith's Drug ' Store.
There will be a diagram qf the audi
torium, from which you may choose
your seat. Admission is twenty-five
land fifty cents. ,
The cast of characters follows:
Louis Franklin, a newspaper man
Georjrc Johnston.
Annette, his wife Emily Kings
bery. Elmer Hudson, his friend Paul
Newman. ' '
Geo, Elmer's wife Daisy ,Siler.
Daphne, the Franklins' maid May
Aunt Penelope, Annette's aunt
Hattie Brendle.
Cousin Mary1 from California Eu-t
- nice Cunningham.
Teddy Langley, her husband Bill
William Dunkirk from Northville
Milton Hauser.
Mr. Lewis, the lawyer Haughton
Williams. .
Clarice dc Mauree, the dancer Car
olyn Rogers.
Class Day Exercises
Of the Senior Class
4 P. M., Friday, May 23
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Salutatory George Johnston,
History Eunice Cunningham.
Poem Carolyn Rogers.
Prophecy Paul Carpenter.
Music. ' r
. Song.
Ivy Planting. ,
Plan to Make Dairying
Profitable Next Winter
County Agent Arrendale Jias just
received the following from Mr. F. R.
Farnham, Dairy Specialist for West-
, em North Carolina:
"Plan now to make dairying p'rofit-
able next winter by continually advo-
: eating both through your local coun-
ty press and personal visits the im
portance of your fanners growing 2
V tons of soy bean hay, 10 bushel of
'. corn, 8 bushels of oats, 1800 lbs. stock
beets of 3 tons of silage for each cow
. kept next winter.
. "The basis of profitable dairying
is the growing of feeds and liberal
feeding. ,
"For the next thirty days keep ham-
; mering on your farmers to grow the
Are You Putting Up Some
Eggs in Water Glass?
Macon County farmers would not
liave to wait until winter to use any
eggs that might be preserved in
water glass. They could be used at
"home during the tourist season, and
the few fresh eggs produced at that
season could be sold at a good price.
Eastern Star Meeting.
' Regular meeting of Nequassa Chap's-
ter. No 43. O. Er S.. Thursday even
ting, May 15th, at eight, o'clock.:
f Special business. It is hoped that all
: members can be present at this
;' meeting.
Care Should Be Taken To
Keep Eggs Clean, as They
Always Bring Better Price
on the Market.
In seeking to improve the market
quality of eggs, next to the problem
of the underweight egg is that of
the dirty egg.. No matter how fresh
and attractive it may be in other re
spects the dirty egg can never get on
a plane with the clean egg. It is in
bad repute with the local buyer and
the stigma holds fast all along the
line. In other words, the soiled egg
is more or less of an outcast with no
hope of ever improving its status.
The producer often resorts to wash
ing to save the day and this helps
some but a washed egg is easily de
tected and straightway discounted.
It is difficult to estimate the economic
waste from this, cause but there is
no doubt that dirty eggs cut the in
come of producers several hundred
thousand dollars every year.
This considerable loss is regretta
ble in that a very large part of it can
be prevented. Much of the soiling
comes from dirty nests and laying
quarters. A little fresh, clean straw
in the nests now and then will do
much toward keeping eggs clean and
mites and lice down. The roosts and
dropping platforms and floors should
be cleaned regularly jnd new litter
added frequently.
Often eggs are soiled because too
few nets are provided and there is
keen competition for the same nests,
In some cases eggs are left in nests
all day or several days and each hen
in laying does her bit to muss up all
eggs previously laid. This suggests
the need for regular and frequent
During the spring months if drain
age .or soil conditions are poor one
often notices mud holes and dirty
puddles about the houses and run
ways of the hens. Such places ffar
bor disease organisms and bemire
the feet and feathers of hens and
they in turn smear the nests and eggs.
Such wet places should be filled or
drained in some way.
Lastly eggs are often stained by
dirty hands of the person gathering
them or by dirty receptacles in which
they are gathered or stored. Grease
and oils are very often responsible
for smears which can never be re
riioved. If eggs are, held, in places
where soot or dust collects maiiy of
them will lose their fresh attractive
appearance. Too much handling, too,
will rub off the delicate layers of
bloom and cause the egg to take on
the shiny appearance of the stale egg.
If all poultry raisers would observe
these simple precautions 90 per cent
of the cases of soiling of eggs could
be prevented and a very substantial
saving thus be made for the poultry-
men everywhere.
Charge "Dry" Member of
Congress with Being Drunk
Washington, -D. C, May 1. The
flat and emphatic charge that a "dry
member" of Congress was on the
floor of the House drunk in the ful
lest' sense of the term" was made by
Representative Emanuel Celler, a
Democrat, of New York, in a letter
today to Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler,
President of . Co!urr'ia University,
congratulating linn nn his anti-pro
hibition speech. Tuesday.
Representative Celler wrote:
"As an ' illustration of the utter
hypocrisy of prohibition, yesterday
in the House a dry member was ac
tually drunk in the, 'fullest' sense of
that term." . ,
' Celler also assured Dr. Butler that
the "tide of liberalization of the
Volstead Act is rising." He asserted
that "before the present session ends
we liberals in Congress, will force
consideration of the beer bill." .
As an alumnus of Columbia, the
New York Representative said he
was glad his alma ' mater had a
"proxy" who. "like David, is willing
to fight a Goliath."
Following 24 , hours after Judge
Klecka, of Baltimore,, had thrown the
2.75 per cent beer hearing before the
House judiciary committee into a
furore by testifying that he could get
a drink in ten Representatives' of
fices, in Jfour Senators' offices, Cetfer's
charge created a new sensation. .
,' Some of the "dry" leaders-are ex
pected to demand that Celler name
the member he said was drunk on
the floor and prove hTs charge.
'" - Trimming
Plans Are Now Practically
Finished for Unprecedent
ed Event in the History of
North Carolina.
Raleigh, N. C, May 12,-Plans for
the "$80,000,000 shirt sleeve road
show" which opens in Raleigh. June
3rd. with a breakfast to the Latin
American displomatic corps and en
gineering representatives, the Gov
ernors of elqven Southern States and
three members of. President Cool
idge's Cabinet will be completed in
detail with uie visit of Frank Page,
State Highway Commissioner, to
Washington and New. York where he
goes to confer with, officials of the
Pan-American Union. '
The North Carolina' end of the
plans have already been completed,
down to the reservation of hotel ac
commodations for more than .3,000 in
vited guests, together with arrange
ments for the entertainment of sev
eral thousand others, who" will be
numbered among the exhibitors of
road building machinery and equip
ment at, the central exhibition to b-:
stagfd in the fair grounds at Greens
boro during the week of the mobile
exhibition. " '
Construction projects which have
been '.designated to demonstrate to
the South American engineers and
diplomats ihe processes of road con
.UriuUon a iid' n::imenanee of every
type are being put into shape with
modern niiidiiiury assembled on
every job. Interpreters with engin
eering experience have been retained
to make smooth the ways of commun
ication between the hosts and the
Latin-American guests, even to an
address-of welcome in Spanish and
another in Portugese at the break
fast here.
Commencement Program
Of the Cullowhee School
Cu!lowhee,.N. C; May 12. The Cul
lowhee, Normal and lntustrial. 'School
is a busy place these days, with teach
ers and student's bending every elTort
to dose the year, in fine sha;v. Ex
aminations will be on the latter part
of next week, the commencement
program beginning Saturday. May 17.
A 'fine program i hfing -.prie,
and the indications are that a large
number of' alumni and friends of the
ii'sMution will be in attendance. The
commencement program follows:
Saturday.. May 17, 10 A. M.- Annual
Meeting of Board of Trustees.
8 P. M. Joint. Program of the Co
lumbian and Ero'sophian L'fferary
Sunday, May 18, 11 A. M. -Commencement.'
Sermon. Rev. J. Ben Fi
ler, Pastor First Baptist Church.
Statesville, N. C.
6 P. M. Vesper Service.
. Monday. May 19, 5 P. M.-High
School Class Exercises.
8 P. M. Normal School Class Ex
ercises. Tuesday, May 20. 10 A. M.-Bacca-laureate
Address, Dr. R.' D W. Con
nor, Kenan Professor of. History,
University of North Carolina.
2 P. M. Alumna Banquet.
8 P.M. Faculty Senior Play, "Come
Out of the Kitchen."
Brief Items of Interest from
Macon's Pretty Mountain
City as Told by Corres
pondent of The Press.
Miss Perlina Craine, of Atlanta, has
been visiting her . parents, M r. and
Mrs. Levi Craine.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Paul, on
Friday morning. May 2, a son, Clar
ence Eugene, weighing l22 lbs.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
Methodist Church met in a pleasant
gathering at the parsonage on Fri
day, May 2nd.
In the council chamber on Wednes
day, April 30th, the League of Wom
en Voters met and elected new of
ficers. The W. M. U. and Ladies Aid met
wih Mrs. Mac Pierson on' Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. The next
meeting will be at Mrs. W. T. Potts'
on May 21st.
Miss Pearl Craine, of Rabun Gap,
Ga., who has been s'pending the win
ter with her aunt, Mrs. 'Gus Baty,
and attending the Highlands School,
has returned to her home.
Miss Evelyn Cleaveland is visiting
relatives in Franklin this week.
We are sorry to note the illness of
Mrs. Corinne Froeneberger. She has
with her two nieces, Miss FYoene
berger. a nurse, from Asheville, and
Miss Lou Gwenn. We sincerely trust
that she will soon be Well agahi.
Feeding Crops.
Now is the time to plan for an
abundance of good feed for next win
ter. You know just about how much
feed it has taken to bring the stock
through the winter. Decide right now
how many .head you will winter next
year, plan to raise all the roughness
you will need and as much of the
grain as possible.
Plaii for an 'abundance of soy bean
or cow p'Ca hay. Sow a patch of sorg
hum. It is line feed for dairy cattle
and will give a variety. Cut the corn
while the fodder .is green. When
thoroughly dry cut up the leaves and
stalks to feed horses, mules and
voting cattle. Instead of raising a
crop, of weeds on the potato land sow
soy beans, just before you cultivate
the potatoes the last time and get a
good crop of hay for dairy cattle.
Let us have more soy beans, cow peas
and sorghum, and fewer acres of
poor meadow' s'ft producing more weeds
than hay. When we raise more and
better roughage, we shall get larger
profits from the dairy.
If you will have eight or more head
of cattle to feed next winter build a
small silo, about fifty tons capacity.
If you .cannot afford concrete, build
one of wood. When put up right a
wood silo will last a long time and
will pay foritself many times over'.
No feed is so good, and raised at so
little cost as silage. Now is the time
to plan for an abundance of good feed
for next winter.Federation News.
Miss Siler Wins Prize.
Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Silef received a
telegram last week, from the -Secretary
of-the New York School of . Ap
plied ,; Design, . stating that their
daughter.Annicwill, had Won the
highest prize offered ty this institu
tion, the prize being ascholarship and
one hundred dollars (n cash.
Memorial Services Held at
the Court House on April
23rd for Deceased Member
of Franklin Bar.
On the 23rd day of April, ,1924, the
Franklin Bar met for the purpose of
honoring the memory of Frederick
Swain Johnston, a fellow member,
who died November 17th, 1923, and at
the meeting the following proceed
ings were had. viz
Upon motion duly made, Hon. Hen-
ry G. Robertson was elected Chair
man; and Hon. J.' Frank, Ray, Jr.,
Secretary, and the following resolu
tions were unanimously adopted, viz:
Whereas. His Honor, Thaddeus D.
Bryson, Judge of the Twentieth Judi
cial District, holding and presiding at
November term. 1923, of the Macon
superior Lourt, did make an order of'
the Court recorded in its minutes,
establishing and fixing the 23rd day
of April, 1924, as a date wherein the
Bar of this District pay their tributes
t '" 'the "mettlory of Frederick Swain
Johnston, who died in Franklin, on
the 17th day of November, 1923, and
in said order did appoint the under
signed a a committee to present
suitable and proper resolution to this
And Whereas, Frederick Swain
Johnston, son of Jackson and Eugenia
C. lohnston. was born on the 12th dav
of April, 1867, lived, in Franklin and'
was educated in the common schools
of that town, graduated in the year
1887, from Emory University, married
A A 11 . . c t .1. r
Mimic Alien, oi rorsyui, ueorgia, in
the year 1889, and to them were born"
three sons and two daughters,
Eugenia Lynn Johnston, Jack Allen
j ui in .i ivju, i i tuti iv.iv uwaui J UIUOllH,
Jr., Annie Elizabeth Johnston, and
Robert Johnston; he studied law un
der the Honorable Geo. A. Jones, and
later entered the law school of the
University of North Carolina, and at
September term, 1892, of the Supreme
Court, obtained license to practice
law in North Carolina, and immedi
ately thereafter returned to Franklin,
and began the practice of law, later
forming a patrnership with Judge
George. A. Jones, and after the death
of Judge Jones, forming a partner
ship with Mon. G. L. Jones, which
(ontinued until Mr. Jones became
Assistant Attorney General of the
State, and then with A.W.Horn,
practicing continuously until his
death. "
. And Whereas, Our long and inti
mate, association with our Brother
Johnston has impressed upon us his
unfailing courtesy, gentlemanly bear
ing, .dignified conduct, kindly heart,
and we know him to be an incorrttp-
IIIUV l'll71l, UI1I5C, dILU (til ilUIC
and i.priglit lawyer, "Who stood four,
square to all the wind that blows."
a lover of justice; a faithful friend,
and an honest man, who in all the
varied relations of life rose to the
full censure of his . responsibility,
ever courteous and obliging, and ever
considerate-and 1 in d. and in his death
we" have lot a friend, and the Slate
has lost an able citizen. -
Now, Therefore, B?"-' It Resolved,
That while we bow i - humble sub
mission to the decree i : the Omnipo
tent Judge, we deeply nil most sin
cerely mourn the loss f one so use
ful to the community ;ud so loved by
his fellowmen and that while his pub
lic and professional actions are grav
en upon' the records, of 'this county,
yet his virtues have been, graven up
on our hearts, never to be effaced till
we join him in that great tribunal, -"That
Court of Courts."
Be It Fu-ther Resolved, That our
heartfelt sympathy be extended to
the,, widow, and family of our de
ceased friend and brother,
Be It Further. Resolved,' That a
page of the minutes of this court be
set apart and dedicated.' to, his mem
ory, and that thes minutes,' and of
the proceedings of the Court thereon
be spreacFupon said page that future
generations may know that while a
tjbodman has gone from us,' yet the
good he did lives, and will live long
after we likewise haye gone. '
Be It Further Resolved, That a
copy of these resolutions duty certi-

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