Commencement Exercises of
Franklin School, Field May
18-23, Were Most Success
ful Ever Held Here.
" A large congregation assembled in
the' Methodist Church an Sunday
morning, May 18th, to hear Rev. A.
J. Smith deliver the baccalaureate
sermon to the graduates of Franklin
High School. The choir "was com
posed of students of the school, who
santr "Lovelv AoDea'r" by Gounod.
Mrs. Smith Harris sang "The Lorilaimissioner Frank Page and directed
Mv Shepherd." Miss Margaret Rog
ers was organist for. the service., '
Mr. Smith took for his, text 1 Cor
inthians, IX. Chap., part' of the 16th.
verse: "For necessity is laid upon
me',"' delivering ,one of the most
forceful sermons ever heard in
Tuesday evening the Junior-Senior
reception was held in the school
auditorium. Two delightful one-act
plays were given. These were fol
lowed by the presentation of tiny
gold and white diplomas to the Sen
iors. They were found to contain
fortunes written in verse., After several-games,
gold and white cream
and cake were served.
Wednesday evening the grade ex
ercise's were given in the presence of
a large audience. The wee folk fur
nished a most pleasant entertainment.
The folk dances, recitations, songs,
play, and May pole dance, were most
The Senior play, "Good Evening,
Clarice t". was most successfully, pre
sented to a large and interested aud
ience. It was a splendid production.
Friday afternpon the Seniors held
their Class Day Exercises' and Tree
Planting" at the school house. The
class president, Mr. George Johnston,
was salutatorian; Miss Eunice Cun
ningham was class .historian ; Mr.
Paul Carpenter was class prophet ;
Miss Carolyn Rogers was class poet;
Miss Daisv Siler was class testator,
and Miss Emily. Kingsbery was vale
dictorian. The class president made
the speech of dedication at the Tree
Planting, after which the class sang
The Ivy Song while he planted the
ivy, "symbol of love of the class
The graduating , exercises were
opened by . the invocation, by Mr.
Pipes, Friday evening. A chorus of
girls sang "Come Follow Me." The
address was delivered by Mr. H.
Babcock, of Elon College. He made
a strong appeal for education, urging
the members of the class to continue
Rev. A. J. Smith presented the
scholarship prizes, first prize going
to Miss Betty Sloan, whose yearly
average was 9? 7-8, and second to
Miss Lois Ferguson, whose yearly
average was 95 5-8.
Rev. J. Q. Wallace presented twenty-nine
seventh grade crtificates.
Mr, M. D. Billings, presented teach
ers' certificates, to the following stu
dents of the -teacher Training De
. Blanche : Cabe, Elizabeth Deal,
Marguerite Fultori, Milton Hauser,
Katherine : Hunnicutt, May Ilunnir
cutt, Anne; Siler, . Daisy Siler and
Sunt W -TT Crawford, before
awarding the High School diplomas,
read a jtelegram of congratulations
from Miss Bertha Grey Gallman. He
also read an announcement of a gift
of $?00 to the school from the grad-
the desire that this be used to pur
chase History and English reference
hooks for a school library. .
.The ; following' students received
Clyde Arrendale, Dave Blaine, Har
riet Brendle, Lily Calloway, Paul Car
penter, Margaret Cozad, Eunice Cun
ningham, Elizabeth Deal, Milton
Hauser, May Hunnicutt, Katherine
Hunnicutt, George Johnston, Robert
Johnston, Emily Kingsbery, Grace
Moore; Paul Newman, Carolyn Rog
ers, Annie Laurie Siler, Margaret
Siler. Frederick Sloan.
- After the graduating exercises the
Seniors and their sponsors were
most delightfully entertained by the
class president at a buffet supper in
his hdme. Two delicious courses
were served, after which, in the gold
and white dining room, favors were
given to the guests. This was tffft
most pleasant class meeting of the
year, j .
FRANKLIN, N. G, FRIDAY, MAY 30,
STATE TO BUILD
Shoulder Along North Caro
lina's Paved Roads Will Be
Set in Grass as Part of thv
Raleigh, N. C, May 24. Beginning
as soon as seed enough can be found
fof the business the North Carolina
Highway Commission will become
the proprietor of the biggest lawn in
the State, being approximately 1,400
miles long and twenty feet wide, act
cording to plans approved by Corn-
to be put into effect immediately.
The work has already started in the
Fourth District, and is ready to be
gin in other districts.,
The "lawn" will be sowed along
the shoulders of the 1,400 miles of
paved roads in the state system, the
ten feet of soil on either side of the
paving being set in some tough grass
that will resist erosion, and not be
hurt by automobiles that leave., the
paving in passing or for other causes.
It is believed that the entire program
will be well under way before the
end of the summer, and much of the
mileage completed. . .
Primarily the plan is to simplify
the problem of maintaining the dirt
shoulders of the paving slab. Trouble
has been experienced everywhere in
keeping a smooth surface on them,
due to the fact that traffic leaves the
pavement, and a heavy rain will scor.e
them badly. The grass will save the
washing out of the shoulders, and in
a large measure prevent the rutting
of the shoulders by the tires of auto
mobiles that leave the pavement.
' Bermuda grass will be used, since
it offers the greatest resistance to
weathering and to traffic. Where it
is possible, the sodding will be done
by transplanting, but in some in
stances, the seed will have to be sown.
The work will begin at the ?uter
edge of t!i3 shoulder and work in to
ward the paving, and when the grass
is fully set, an almost impenetrable
mass of roots will be in the way of
washing or traffic burdens.
Scenically the completed work will
add immeasurably to the appearance
of the roads. Instead of the miles of
red dirt alongside the paying there
will be a well kept plot of grass. In
places where the roads have cut
through embankments, honeysuckle
vines will be set to stay the progress
of erosion. Plans for setting trees
along the roads have been urged upon
Mr. Page, but he maintains that they
will add nothing to the utility of the
roads, and the state would not be jus
tified in using the people'st money
purely for decorative purposes.
Don't Pull Fodder,
Plant Hay Crops Now
Raleigh, N. C, May 24.-"Many
sermons, articles, letters and other
speeches both written and spoken
have been directed at the practices
of pulling fodder and cutting corn
tops; but, it is useless to, preach, on
this subject in the late summer or
fall," says E. C. Blair, extension ag
ronomist for the State College of
Agriculture. "It's too late then. At
that time the farmer generally has his
last cha;ice to provide sufficient feed
for the coming winter and rather
than do without, he saves it from his
corn crop; For that year, therefore,
he is compelled-to take the tops and
fodder or else hire, a shredding outfit
and in most cases that is, out of the
question. This,, then, is why provis
ion for hay and roughage should be
made at. this season of the year." ,
' Mr. Blair states that by August or
September it is easy to realize the ad
vantage of a mowing machine over
the bare hands' as a gatherer of
roughage. The proper time to give
the matter consideration is while
there is yet time to plant hay crops.
If enough hay is grown for livestock,
then the fodder and tops will not be
needed: Soybeans and cowpeas may
be planted now and will make from
one to two tons of nutritions' hay per
acre. Sudan grass, sorghum and the
millets all yield heavily on good land.
Some farmers may find it convenient
to plant a hay crop after wheat, oats
or rye and still others may replace
part of the corn crop with a planting
'for hay. --. '
At other times of the year red
clover, alsike clover, Japan tlorer,
sweet clover, alfalfa, vetch, oats, rye,
barley, wheat, grasses and many oth
er crops might be used for hay.
igPjf -ft J? jr
NEW MACHINE OF
Diabolical Death Ray May
Be Instrumental in Win
ning Next War Invented
London, England, May 24. A dia?
bolical "death fay," irresistible force
that may win the next world war,
was sought by two nations today,
while its inventor, Grindell Mathews,
wavered between loyalty to his conn
's try and a tempting offer of financial
support' from across the channel.
Mathews is an Englishman, but the
lukewarm attitude of the labor gov
ernment toward his ray, which slays
at great distances, made him turn
to France for assistance in perfecting
He started partnership with a
Frenchman named Royer, at Lyons.
There is no reason to doubt the
French government's interest in Roy
er's share in the enterprise. Before
it was too late, however, Mathews'
country called him.
Naval and military men of 'England
urged so vigorously that the "death
ray" be investigated that the govern
ment agreed, to a conference.
Mathews conferred today with Sir
Geoffrey Salmond at the air ministry,
and is understood to have arranged,
for a demonstration of the death ray
on Monday. In the meantime, Math
ews let it be known that he would
accept a French offer forthwith un
less the British government assists
with further experiments. , .
While he guards jealousiy the se
cret of the ray, Mathews talks freely
enough of its possibilities. .
"It can kill humans, orwreck an
airplane, up to a distance of six or
eight miles," he said. "It cannot sink
battleships approaching the coast, but
it can put their machinery out of
"A line, of forts a few miles apart,
each equipped with the ray would- be
complete 'protection against an eno
my air fleet, which could be Brought
down in flames.
"I do not believe the ray is effec
tive .at' a" greater " distance than ' ten
miles," the inventor added.
Rocky Branch Locals..
We have been having some pretty
weather for the past few days, and
everybody is busy 'planting again.
Mr. ' Jay Gibson was visiting on
Iotla last week.
Miss Olive Poindexter . was 'the
guest of Mrs.' Sol Jacobs last Sunday
Mrs. John Baldwin was visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Gene,, Jacobs, lasV,
Mrs Walter Angel has been very
sick for the past, week. We wish her
a ipeedy recovery.
Wc were deeply grieved last Thurso
day morning to hear of the death of
Uncle Henry Raby. We will miss
him, but our loss is his eternal gain.
He was laid to rest at the Iotla
The many friends of Jotla were
glad to welcome Mrs. Annie McKay
and little daughter Virginia back
again. BLUE EYED DAISY. -
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HOW MUCH FOOD
How Much Food will It Take
For One Good Dairy Cow
for One Year? Is Question
Asked by Dairymen.
Raleigh, N. C, May 26.-1 low much
food will it take for one good dairy
cow for one year? This is a question
many prospective dairymen would like
to know. J. A. Arey, dairy extension
specialist for the . State College of
Agriculture, answers the question
for North Carolina conditions but he
bases his figures on the amount it
will take for next winter in order
that those dairymen who have not
done so may make their plans now
for growing as much of the neces
sary food as possible this summer.
Mr.' Arey says"Now is the time to
plan .for profitable milk production
next winter. This can be done if
each owner will produce for his cow,
1 1-2 tons' of legume hay, 15 bushels
of corn, 10 bushels of Oats, and 3 tons
of stock beets or com silage.
"If this amount of food is grown
for each cow.and 300 pounds of cot
tonseed meal and 300 pounds of wheat
bran purchased, -where they are not
grown on the farm, and fed in con"
nection with these feeds, together
with pasture and some low protein
roughage,- a balanced-ration may be
supplied throughout the year."
Roasting Ears With Butter.
. ,, ,,
Raleigh, N. C, May 24. No vege
table is more tempting than a "nice
plate of , roasting ears well cooked,
served with good fresh butter.' If
one is afraid he will burn his fingers,
the corn may be cut from the cob
and cooked in that way.
In order to have this fresh corn
for the table daily, repeated plantiugs
may be' made until tin: first of Aug
usi, suggests R. F. Payne, extension
horticulturist for the State College
of Agrichlture. Two of the varities
most commonly used in this State, for
roasting ears are Norfolk Market and.
Trucker's. Favorite.- However, neith
tr of these varieties is the best as
they arc not in the sweet corn group.
Once sweet corn, is used, Mr.,Payne
states that the taste for other varie:
ties is" permanently lost. Two of he
best varieties of sweet corn are
Country Gentleman and Evergreen.
"Any soil well adapted to field corn
will grow good sweet corn," says Mr.
Payne.' "Sod soij that has been
turned is best. It should be thorough
ly prepared, well manured and fer
tilized. A good high grade fertilizer
applied at the rate of 1,000 to 2,000
pounds , per ace , will give good re
sults.' Cultivation should be' giveft
frequently " throughout the entire
"Sweet corn should be planttd
about 2 inches deep in rows 3 to 3 1-2
feet apart and 2 1-2 to 3 feet apart in
the row. Three or four grains shpuld
be put per hill.
"Do not neglect to make frequent
plantings. Always remember, that
the surplus can usually be disposed of
locally at a gopd price."
MR. J. H. CANNON
One of the Foremost Citizens
of Our Neighboring Geor
gia County Passed Away
.' ' Last Week. - ftP"' V"f
, - Kitta.'i
Clayton, Ga May 23. "Mr. Cannon
is dead." Swiftly, but laden with a
breath of sorrow, the news was
spread- abroad, Wednesday evening
jtist as the day was dying, that Henry
Cannon had quietly passed away at
his home at the Blue Ridge Hotel.
For . days, loved ones and friends
had lingered near, hoping to hear that
he ,woold be able to overcome his
physical weakness, but very little
hope was held out on account of his
weakened condition caused from
acute Bright's disease and a deranged
Mr. Cannon was fifty-two years old
at his last brithday and a native of
Rabun County. He was born and
reared near Wiley, at the old Cannon
Thirty years ago he was married to
Miss Celia Phillips,, of South Caro
lina, who survives him. He was the
eldest of a large family of children
and leaves, besides his mother, four
brothers, Walter, Charlie, Frank and
Jabel, and " four sisters, Mesdames
Sallie Thompson, Ed Norton, L. Nev
ille and Annie Ussery.
Eleven children were born to Mr.
and Mrs. Cannon, all of whom are liv
ing except Mrs,, J. C. Justus. Those
living are Mrs. Isie McCurry, Miss
Maud, Horace, Gervice, R. E., Mil
dred, J. H., Jr., Jimmie, Chleo,. Carrie
Belle, and four grandchildren, Ola,
Caroline, Junior and Melba McCurry.
Probably the highest tribute paid
the deceased is the great number of
folks who linger near and with one
accord acclaim, "He was my friend."
Mr. Cannon was a man of the peo
ple, who knew and loved his neigh
bors and no doubt had accommodat
ed more people than any man of his
day, for it was his custom to help
every worthy cause that came to his
attention. It is said of him that he
would buy anything that a farmer
brought to town and offered for sale,
even though he did not always profit
thereby, he loved to help those who
tried to help themselves.
, .Eight years ago he identified him
self with the Baptist .Church and
since that time has been a potent
factor in the church affairs of this
town and community. One of the
, last of his business transactions was
to subscribe five hundred dollars to
ward the purchase of a lot on which
to eVect a new Baptist Church. ,
Mr. Cannon was one of the most
progressive citizens of the county
and had implicit faith in the future
of Clayton and Rabun County, as is
evidenced by his having recently
rented his store room to some par
ties who wanted to enter business
here, and erected for himself a new
store room. Just a few days ago he
was heard to remark that if he lived
he intended to cover the Blue Ridge
block with business houses just as
fast as he could build them.'
Though a man of large business
affairs he was never too busy to at
tend the minutest affairs of . family
and friends. ' . ; ;
lie loved his friends, was devoted
to his family and devoutly worshipped
The funeral and interment will be
at the Baptist Church Friday after
noon at two o'clock; in Charge of the
local pastors, Revs. J. W. Kesterson
and R, P. Ethridgej " . ,-. , .
Words fail with wh h to express
the sympathy 'that goe out to his de
voted companion and i 1 ildrcn. Only
an All Wise Provideno: knows best.
May his children grow up in his
footsteps and be a blessing to the
community as' has been their hon
ored father. -Clayton Tribune.
North Carolina Sends
Delegate to National
North Carolina breeders of Holstein
cattle will be represented ,at the 39th
annual eonvention of The Holstein
Friesian Association-)! America at
Rirhmond, Virginian uie 4th; by Tom
Pemberton, oMenboro. Thirty
eight state? and onjCanadian prov
ince have elected wdeJegates to at
tend this meeting, the first to be held
in "Dixie" by the National Holstein