Volume XXXIX. FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1924. " ' , ' Number 21.
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JUSTICE IS DEAD
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Chief Justice of North Caro-;
lina Died Last Monday
Morning, After Illness of
Only a Few Hours.
Raleigh, N. C. May 19.-Walter
Clark, Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of North Carolina, died at his
home here at 8 o'clock this morning,
He was stricken yesterday morning
with, what is believed to have been
an attack of apoplexy. '
Judge Clark was taken suddenly ill
shortly after he had prepared to at
tend church services yesterday. His
physician advised him to rest quietly
at home. Two hours later he . sank
into unconsciousness from which he
had not rallied early today. He
steadily . grew weaker as yesterday
passed !.ut at 1 o'clock this msrning
was reported holding his own, though
unconscious, Later, he sank again
and died at 8 o'clock of apoplexy.
Judge'Clark had served as a judge
in superior, and supreme court for
Save Best Small Grain N
For Seed Next Fall
. Raleigh, N. C, May 19. The yield
and quantity of the oat, rye and
wheat crop next winter will depend
largely upon the quality of' the seed
, saved this spring. At the present
time' no county in North Carolina is
producing sufficient good small grain
seed to supply its local demands.
"This means," says Dn R. Y. Win
ters, Plant Breeding- Agronomist of
the North Carolina State College of
Agriculture, "that we are either
planting inferior seed or purchasing
seed from outside of the State. The
results of several years' careful study
indicates that home-grown seed are
best. The home-grown seed wheat
has yielded nearly four bushels per
acre more than the same variety
brought in from further north.
"During the past season fall-sown
, oats were badly killed. This means
that good seed oats will likely be
scarce.' this fall. Every effort should
te used to save for seed all fields that
escaped" the cold and are from suf
ficiently good stock to warrant their
use for .seed purposes. In some sec
tions where oats have failed there
, will be considerable increase in bar
ley because of its resistnace to cold.
In certain sections of the Piedmont
region barley has already become
popular" as a grain feed for cattle.
The quality of barley seed generally
. used in the State is poor and efforts
should be made this summer and
early fall to secure better strains.
"A large quantity of Abruzzi rye
was brought into the State last fall.
Those who secured good quality
southern-grown Abruzzi are pleased
with the results. A large number
have been disappointed because the
seed purchased were not true Abruz
zi. Those who have secured seed
from reliable sources and have a good
crop should make every effort to
save seed at ltfast, for their own
Dr. Winters states that this is a
good, time to go over small grain
fields that are to be harvested for
seed purposes and weed out all mix
turei of other grains .or .. weeds. It. is
easier to take out these mixtures
now, he thinks, than to wait until
after the crop is threshed. If certain
portions of the field are badly mixed
with other grain or weeds, just cut
this portion for hay or leave it out
of the lot to be saved for seed.
Mjxed seed are difficult to sell except
for grazing purposes, and such seed
bring a much smaller price than pure,
well cleaned seed.
Cream Shippers Meeting.
'.'' All farmers who are shipping
cream or expect to start within the
hert few months are asked to meet
at the Court House on Saturday, M,ay
24th, at,3:00 P. M., for the purpose of
organizing a Dairy Association, mak
ing better arrangements for shipping
' cream, discussing plans for building
a creamery, and talking over feed
and other problems.
i We expect to have Mr. F. R. Farn
ham and other dairy specialists with
us for this meeting. Come and bring
' your .neighbor. -
GO FROM ROADS
Automobile Clubs and Adver
tisers Co-Operate To Re
move Billboards from Our
. That the advertising sign at the
side of the road" may prove a detri
ment to the thing advertised instead
of promoting sales, is being more and
more .recognized ' by large users of
bill-board space. It is being brought
home to' advertisers that road users
hotly resent the blatant sign covering
up a beautiful vista or profaning a
lovely landscape. " "
Co-operation in sjgn removal has
had unexpected impetus from the
Standard. Oil Co., on tin- Pacific
.'..a t. which ha:. dtdueci to elimi
nate certain objectionable signs from
the highways. '.
"Convinced that highway advertis
ing, signs detract from the natural
beauty of the great routes of travel
of thei Pacific Coast," says an official
of Standard Oil, "this company has
decided that it will erect no more
such signs and that it w,ill immedi
ately remove all of its signs of this
nature now standing. Hereafter the
company will confine the use of signs
to commercial locations. This com
pany was among the first of the oil
coficevns to engage in this form of
idvtitising and is now glad to be the
first to discontinue it." ,.;,.
, Nearly 1,200 large, round perma
nent signs in California, Oregon,
Washington, Nevada, and Arizona
are consigned to the axe by a' gen
Ute Pass, near Colorado Springs,
has for long been defaced witlj a
large number of signs. Recently the
Colorado Automobile Club, which is,
deeply interested in the work . of
beautifying highways, removed more
than one thousand signs from the
pass. At the same time the club or
dered ten thousand trees to be plant
ed in nurseries and later used to em
bellish the roads leading to Colorado
Among the many large bill-board
users in the East who have declared
their intention to aid in the beautify
ing of highways by the elimination of
signs, are such well-known firms as
Kelly Springfield Tire Co., Pillsbury
Flour Mills Co., Washburn-Crosby
Co., Champion Spark Plug Co., B. F.
Goodrich Rubber Co., Sun Oil Co.,
Hood Rubber Co., Ajax Rubber Co.,
Ward Baking Co., Dodge Brothers.
Gulf Refining Co., Texas Co., and the
Wednesday, June 4th, is the date
set for the next poultry sale.
Do not make the mistake of selling
your good early pullets. With proper
care they will lay the high priced
eggs next fall and winter. They will
go broody earlier in the spring, mak
ing it possible to get fryers on the
early market when the price is high.
The late hatched pullet seldom lays
before spring and docs not go broody
in time to -get fryers on the market
before summer when the price is low.
Be sure to have your poultry as
fat as possible. Try feeding 'on a
batter made of sour milk, corn meal,
and shorts. Feed t'.:ree times each
day, giving all they will clean up in
thirty ""' minutes."" Do' not ' allow any
more exercise than possible.
Now is a good time to self the cull
hens. The hatching season, should
be about over. So sell or eat the old
roosters and raise or buy better ones
for next year. Produce infertile eggs
the rest of the year. They are worth
more because they keep longer.'
-Patient Ccallintr' on fami v doc
tor) : "Doctor, my son has scarlet
fever, and the worst, part about it is
that he admits he got it from kiss
ing the house maid." ;
Doctor (soothineM : "Yountr neo-
ple will do thoughtless things."
Patient: "But don't you see, doc-
..-' I'tutu Willi ;uu, . i
kissed that girl myself."
JJoctor: "By Jove, that s too bad."
Patient:' "And to make matters
worse, as I kissed mv wife everv
morning and night, I'm afraid that
Doctor (wildM:"T.ood heaven!"
I, too, will have it!" Exchange,.'.
(DID 10 GO
SIX ARE KILLED
Five Men and One Woman
Are Killed in Collision of
Two Seaboard Trains at
Apex, N. C.
Raleigh, N. C, May 19. Five men
and one woman were dead today, one
was-at a Raleigh hospital believed to
be fatally injured and six others
were less seriously injured as a result
of a head-on collision between two
trains on the Seaboard Air Line rail
road near Apex, 16 miles from Ral
eigh, yesterdayafternoon. One white
man was numbered among the dead,
the balance being negroes.
The wreck occurred when No. 4-1,
local between Hamlet and Raleigh,
:rashed into an express standing in
the yards at Apex, all of the dead be
ing on the local train..
All of the dead were in the first
paSsenger'coach. behind the baggage
car; So badly smashed was, the coach
when the baggage car was catapulted
through it that the bodies were only
recovered after several hours had
been spent in moving the fragments
of the wooden coach. They were for
the most part horribly dismembered
and ve,ry nearly unrecognizable.
Tarheel Cow Breaks Record.
Forsyth Jersey Wins Both Gold and
Winston-Salem, N. C, May 9. Rey-
nolda's Oxford Susie, 471367, recently
completed an excellent test. She
produced, with calf, 703.17 lbs. of fat
and 12910 lbs. of milk in 3()5 days at
3 yrs.-3.mos. and -has been awarded
a. Gold Medal and a Silver Medal by
the American Jersey Cattle,. Club, re
ports ' j. A. Arey. dairy, extension
specialist for, the .State College . of
rhjs record wins for Oxford Susie
a Gold and a Silver medal. In ad
dition to (his it establishes her as
champion junior three year' old Jer
sey cow of North Carolina, supersed
ing Peur's College Farm Krisv 466988,
that held this record With 477.03 lbs.
of butter-fat. .
Su.'ie was tested at two years and
two 'mon'tlrs when she won a silver
medal by producing 491.42 lbs. of butter-fat,
and dropping a living calf
within fourteen months of previous
Her sire is Exile Oxford Jolly
147974, a bull with four daughters in
the Register of Merit. t
The t'sm of the new champion is
Sans Aloi's Be? - 321092, who is the
daughter of Sans Aloi 81012. Sans
Aloi has eighteen daughters and. two
sons in the Register of Merit.
The new champion is owned by
Reynolda, Inc., of Reynotda, N. C.
"Money makes the mare go."
"I wish that mare knew I am bet
ting $20 on her." Exchange.
N ii I 1 I I I MINIMI UC't II II i 1 t . it I 1 i I .
pEP- ITS TOO IM$K
BILL IS PASSED
Bill Giving World War Vet
erans Insurance Is Finally
Passed Over the Veto of
Washington, I). C, May" 19.-The
sildiers' bonus bill has finally become
the law of the land. .
The measure, which has been the
subject' of a fight between Congress
and two successive Presidents, was
re-passed today by the Senate over
President Coolidge's veto by a vote
oi 59 to 26.
This was a margin of two votes
more 'than the necessary two-thirds
majority as compared with the 52
votes there were to spare when the
veto was over-ridderi in the. House
President Coolidge made a futile
last minute effort to have his veto
sustained in the Senate, calling to the
White House for a breakfast confer
ence seven Republican Senators.
Four of ' these who-previously had
voted for the bill cast their ballots in
support of the executive.
Saw Three Assassinations.
Here' is the amazing experience of
Robert T. ' Lincoln, son of President
Lincoln, and now in his 81st year.
He related it recently to a friend,
.and so far as I know it has never
before been published. .
Young Lincoln was in the army and
stationed in Virginia when he re
ceived an order to report at Wash
ington. He got into the theatre just
in time to see hi:- father receive the
Years later Mr. T.mcoln was sec
retary -of war under President . Gar
field. The: I'resi'ient' asked , him to
nicer h:m. at tire station, and he
.reached there, ius.t. a. Garfield was
cssa filial e'u. .
During Mr. Mckinley's administra
tion Mr. Lincoln received an invita
tion to attend the formal opening
of the Pan-American .Exposition at
Buffalo, and, accompanied by his
family, got' there just in time to see
the President shot by Czolgosz. -
A friend happened to be with Mr.
Lincoln when he received an invita
tion to attend a Presidential dinner
at Washington a few years ago. He
said in effect : "If they only knew,
they wouldn't, want me there I" Then
he told of his unhappy experience.
Notice to Members of
The Board of Trade
Members of the Board of Trade
who have not yet paid all or part of
their respective membership fees are
requested to do so at once. Other
wise we can do no newspaper adver
tising. Without this mney the
Board of Trade will cease to function
about" August 1, 1924.
DAY OF NARROW
Modern Practice Shows Im
portance of Ample Right
of Way for Widening to
Care for Traffic.
Don't build the road -narrow. P.ut
however it is built, have a right of 1
way ample enough to provide tor
widening in the future,. On these two
hang all, the law and the profits of
modern road building! .
An expensive fault of the narrow
road is the concentration of traffic.
Wheels moving constanty over the
same places produce parallel lines of
excessive wear. To prevent rapid
disintegration of a single track road
a heavier foundation and surface is
needed than is required for a wider
road. ' . .
Substantial shoulders at . the ' sides
on which the passing traffic may
turn-out .ire also ne issary, as other
wise the wheels of vehicles turning
cut to pass will quicklv wear ruts at
the edges. In these water collects, to
penetrate beneath the foundation,
with disastrous results. A narrow
road with soft earth shoulders is
dangerous to motor traffic in slippery
To build the heavier foundation
and surface needed to bear the con
centration of traffic on a narrow
road, and the substantial shoulders at
the sides, requires as much money as
to build a Wider road. On a wide
road, traffic is scattered, and wear4 is
distributed. With a paved surface
sufficiently wide for two lines of rap
idly moving vehicles to pass in safety,
the necessity for artificial shoulders
is eliminated.. To build a narrow
road, thin and without shoulders,
means a loss of the entire investment
in a comparatively' short time.
A narrow right of way require
drainage ditches close to the travel.
With no shoulder between paved
surface and ditch the chances of
serious atcident are largely increased.
All drainage ditches tend to become
deeper, so that the clanger i& traffic
becomes constantly greater. '
Before any program for beautifica
tion of highways is undertaken, some
assurance that the rights of way are
'v'de enough to accommodate future
traffic should be had.
Motor vehicle traffic will increase
as the mileage of hard roads increases.
A general extension in the width of
wearing surfaces will call for wider
rights of way. To obtain wider
rights of way now means an ultimate
saving of a large sum of money and
will prevent many future difficulties.
Wide Use of Telegraph
In Weather Reporting
The Federal Weather Service, as it
was then called, began in 1871 to re
ceive weather reports by telegraph
oiij which to base weather maps and
forecasts. There were at that time
only 55 stations sending jn telegraphic
reports. They were all in the United
States, and all . but 7 of. them were
east of the Mississippi River.- At the
present time the maps and forecasts
issued by the Weather Bureau of the 1
United States Department of Agri
culture are made from reports re
ceived from 332 stations by electric
telegraph and cable lines, and by
radio transmission from ships at sea.
These stations are distributed over
widely separated parts of the globe.
They - include- the - Asiatic coast - and -the
Philippines in the :'ar East, Can
ada, the islands of the "'acific, Alaska,
the West Indies, an northwestern
Couldn't Be Expected
To Get Same Results
Theodore Roosevelt's sudden burst
into the limelight .in connection with
the oil inquiries, brings" to mind the
fact that as a youngster he showed
many of the traits of his illustrious
daddy. For, one -thing, he was a
F'amily friends recall a morning at
Oyster Bay when Teddy, Jr., came
to breakfast with a dirty face.
"Why, Teddy," exclaimed his moth
er, "you "didn't wash your face this
"Oh, yes I did," maintained the boy.
"Well, it ;,doesn't look as it docs
when I wash it,"
"No wonder! If I rubbe'd as hard
as you do, I'd push myself over."
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