THE FFIANIILIIJ PRESS
Friday, May 1924
Par: 2 Two
Wasmngton meeung views
Recommendation for Na
tional Commsision on Out
. door Recreation.
Asheville, N. C, May. 26. Recom
mendation that a commission be ap
pointed by the president to work out
plans for the besf. utilization of rec
reational resources, was made at the
National Recreation .conference in
Washington, D. C, last week by, the
special' committee on closer correla
tion of the work of Federal, agencies
in outdoor recreation, according to
copy of the' report received today at
the office of Western 'North Carolina,
Col. Joseph II, Pratt, of Asheville,
ltierhber oft the committee assisted jn
drawing tip"' f lie report as finally
adopted. Besides the recommenda
tion that a national recreation com
mission be appointed it also recom
mended that all areas of public lands
be used for recreation and a survey
be made of them. It also suggested
that a survey be made of all depart
mental -bureaus and commissions to
ascertain the recreational resources
available to the- people. The pro
posed commission .is to consider these
surveys and also to inform the public
of present recreational resources by
means of newspapers, radio and other
Upper Cartoogechaye News.
The farmers of this section, are
busy hoeing their corn. We hope
for good crops this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence pills, of
Kiawassce, Ga., spent a few days here
with home folks recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Nat Davis and little
daughter Virginia, of Asheville, N,
C are spending a few days with Mr.
and Mrs. h. S. Dills.
Mr.' Harold Dills, of Asheville, re
turned home Sunday..' We are glad to
have him back with us.
Messrs. lesse'and. Raleigh G'ufiie,
of Allison, were visiting in this sec
tion Sunday. " . '
Mr. Will Fair,' of Gastonia', N. C,
is spending a few days,here with his
sister, Mrs. Henry Anderson.
; Mr. Herbert Dills, who has been at
Buck Creek for some time, spent
Saturday, night with home folks.
Mr. Zeb Anderson spent the week
end with home folks. lt has been
at Buck Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Bates, of
Skeenah. were visiting in this sec
'Messrs. Benbow Dills and Earnest
Beck are visiting friends and rela
tives here. They have been at Ra
vtnsford for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Collier, of
Teresita, were visiting Mrs J. B.
Mr. Alex souuiaras was a visitor
in this section Sunday.
Wre are glad to state that the sing
ing class is 'improving. We had a
fine singing Sunday night at the Car
toogechaye Baptist Church. Mr.
Charlie Dills was our leader. There
will be singing next Saturday night.
Everybody come. i
; Miss Viola Sweatman made a trip
to the city one day the past week.
' Miss Annie Will Anderson is
spending a tew days with Mrs. Will
Waldroop at Lower Cartoogechaye.
Messrs. Bryan and Gilmer Setser,
of Lower Cartoogechaye, were visit
ing in this section Sunday.
Messrs. Ernest Beck and Charlie
Dills made a business trip to Lower
Cartoogechaye Monday. .
Miss Hallie Huscusson, of Frank
lin, was- visiting Miss Laura Dills
Sunday. R. P. B.
News of, Nantahala. .
Prof. Harley W. Grant was visiting
at Wesser Creek Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. McMahan were
visiting relatives at Hewitts Sunday
Mrs. Grace Grant and children were
visiting Mrs. J. B. Lee at Hewitts
Nannie, and Odus Lee were Nanta-
hala visitors Monday.
Robert Hampton and Lonnie Cay
lor, of Ranger, spent Monday night
with Bud McMahan.
Ed Cross, of Flats, was a Nantahala
Britt Smith, who has been attend
ing Almond High School, is spending
some time with his parents, Mr. and
His. J. M. Smith.
Mrs. T, A. May has returned home,
after spending several days at Hayes
Mrs. Mary H. Young was visiting
ta Asheville Saturday of last week.
R, M. Grant, of Flats, has returned
home after spending several days
bere cutting timber for G. W. Lee.
Are Nesting Birds
On the Incre?.se?
P.ird censuses will again bcOaken
Selected areas throughout the
United .States this summer, under
supervision of the Rological Survey
of the United States Department of
Agriculture. The purpose of this
census is to furnish information as
to the exact number of birds nesting
within the boundaries of selected
traits of land and to throw light on
many problems concerning the dis
tention of bird life. There is a
growing .need for this information,
especially in the proper administra
tion of the migratory bird treaty act
and bird protective laws in general,
and it is hoped by 'the officials that
many more persons will find time to
take part in this interesting study.
The work will be. done at the height
of the nesting season, which in many
localities is about June 1, when f the
greatest number of birds have eggs
or young in the nest. ' -
Facts regarding the numerical dis
tribution of birds, their relative
abundance, and any fluctuations tak
ing place in their numbers arc es
pecially wanted. Bird censuses are
the only means of obtaining much of
this information. The data will be
useful in showing what effect laws
for conservation' have had on the bird
population of the country, how much
birds have increased under protec
tion, and what species have been
The Department of Agriculture de
pends wholly on unpaid assistance of
volunteer observers in this work.
The help received in the past has
been greatly appreciated, and it is
hoped that it may be increased. De
tailed instructions for taking the cen
suses, with necessary blanks for re
ports, will be furnshed on request ad
dressed to the Biological Survey, Uni
ted States Department of Agricul
ture, Washing-ton, D. C. ,
Carelessness Cause of
Many Big Forest Fires
The forest service, United States
Department of Agriculture, says that
36,000 forest fires every year destroy
timber and property valued at $16,
500,OGO besides costing many human
lives. Nearly 9,000,000 autbmobifists
visited the national forests during
1923 for recreational purposes, and
many fires were directly traceable- totrola is getting so that it is not fit to
carelessness .on the part of the vis
Here are simple rules which if ob
served will help prevent forest fires:
. 1. Be sure your match is out break
it in two before throwing it away.
2. Don't throw cigars, cigarettes and
pipe ashes over the side of your ma
chine. Provide a closed receptacle.
A tin can will do. .
3. Build small camp fires on bare
ground or on rocky" surfaces away
from brush and trees. Scrape away
all inflammable material.
4. Never leave your camp fire un
watchtd. When you are finished with
the camp fire be sure it's dead then,
bury it with dirt Or. gravel and not
with inflammable leaf mold.
5. Keep in touch with the forest
ranger. Report all fires you may see'
however small. Consider the ranger
as your friend whose duty it is to
protect your fotests. '
6. Inquire about fire regulations. In
some states the law requires permits
before camp fires may be buit. '
7. At all times and under alPcir
cumstances be as careful with fire
while you are in wooded areas as
you would be in your own home.
OUR WILD GAME.
. That SO per cent of the wild denizens
of field and woodland will have paid
with their lives this year because of
the use of the autWnobile in hunting
is the statement of Dr. William T.
Hornaday of New York Qity. That
is to say, the modern hunter can
easily cover far more territory than
could be covered by the hunter who
went afoot or followed after a horse.
Dr. Hornaday says that four times
the former area can be covered by
the automobile hunter. The distin
guished director of the New York
Zoological Garden thinks that our
wild game is doomed unless protec
ive measures are adopted.
In addition to protective legisla
tion; Dr. Hornaday would cal) on the
good sportsmanship of the , hunter,
Let the hunter go slow and take a
reasonable tell, recognizing the hew
peril to wild life. He appeals to the'
sentiment of self-interest. Otherwise
legislation will not be able to pre
serve the birds of the air and beasts
of the field that have so long made
this country of ours a hunter's para
dise. The pump gun is accountable
for much useless slaughter of birds.
V Ducks Feed on Bees. J
Ducks love to feed on bees, which
they will swallow in dozens, without
and ill effects.
VLat Archibald Johnson .
Says About Bailey
Some of the newspapers opposed
to Mr. J. W. Bailey's candidacy have
given the public a wrong idea of his
altitude in the campaign he is mak
ing. He is reported as breathing out
threatening and undermining "the
party" and trying to play smash with
things generally. The impression he
made on a fine audience last Friday
evening in the auditorium of ...the
graded school was quite the opposite
of this spirit. He made , a calm and
logical argument wholly ree from
personalities and with perfect cour
tesy and fairness toward his oppon
ent. His views so far front being rad
ical and revolutionary, are entirely
sound and reasonable. There were
very few in the audience either for
or against him, who did not in their
hearts endorse every proposition he
made. The three points he devel
opd withtrcmendous force and clear
ness were the reform of our election
laws by the adoption of the Austral
ian ballot, the breaking the power
of railroad domination in our politi
cal affairs and the equitable adjust
ment of our taxes. Those who came
to see the "fur fly" were disappoint
ed. There was not :one word of villi
fication or abuse in the whole ad
dress of more than an hour. The-appeal
was entirely.to the reason of his
hearers, and every statement he made
was backed by incontrovertible facts.
There was no playing to the galle
ries, no appeal to passion or to preju
dice, no oratorical flourishes to tickle
the fancy of shallow minds, but a
calm, straight, candid, earnest argu
ment ' for reforms in our political
system that the speaker believes with
all his heart are vital to the welfare
of the commonwealth. We have rare
ly listened to a political address so
free from buncombe a'nd so elevated
in temper and tone. Charity and
A SERMONETTE ON
TRADING AT HOME
Here is a clever burlesque that is
going the rounds. We do not know
where it started, but it contains a lot
of truth nevertheless:'
"A dry goods merchant was start
ing down town when his wife re
minded him of his most important
duty during the day. 'Now, my dear
be sure and send to the city for. that
new radio .outfit, so we can have it
for Sunday. You know our old Vic
"Just a. few blocks away the mer
chant who handles Victrolas and fur
niture was sitting at breakfast with
his family. The conversion drifted
around - to the near approach of
school. 'And that reminds me, John,'
said the lady, who sat at the head of
the table, 'I must be going to the city
'not later than next week. I must get
school Clothes and see about a fall
suit for myself, and while there per-,
haps I had better see about the new
lace curtains for 'the front windows.'
"An hour or 'two later a leading
grocer stepped into the bank to buy
a draft which he was going to send
to a catalogue house for a swell bed
How's business?' asked the bank
er. Uh, not so very good, replied
the grocer; 'things are dull just now.'
"Before the banker finished writ
ing the draft a dapper young man
with a grip, stepped up and asked
how everything was. The banker
seemed glad to see him. He was a
representative of a big printing es
tablishment in another state. He and
the banker chatted pleasantly for a
few minutes, after which the young
man inquired casually of his friend
behind th'e window if he wanted any
thing. 'Well, yes, replied the. bank
er. 'I believe I . do. Print us 5,000i
drafts, 5,000 checks and a couple of
thousand letter-heads.' ' . .
"The young man thanked his friend
cordially and hustled out.
"That night the localbusiiiess men
had a meeting at the town hall to
discuss the growth, of .the mail order
evil. All the gentlemen mentioned in
the " narrative delivered short talks.
They agneed that the farmers were,
gujlty of treason to their home mer
chants when they persisted in buying
their' goods from mail order houses
and the meeting closed by adopting
strong .resolutions against trading
away from home."
Must Watch Their Talk.
French telephone subscribers who
become angry with the operators may
be suspended for two daysfrom use
of the service, according to. a decree
issued by the, ministry of posts and
telegraphs. . " '
Aviation Taught in Schools.
As part of a plan to advance the
study of designing and utilizing the
commercial airplane New .York uni
versity's college of eneineerine has
I established courses in aeronautical
engineering and industrial aviation.
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that neVer cufIs.
THE pleasing effect of homes roofed with Carey
v Asfaltslate Shingles (large size) is dire, first, to
the warm -red or cool green crushed slate with which
the shingles are surfaced; and second, to the shadow
effect which is caused by the extra thickness of, Ihe ,
butts. They are laid with a five-inch exposure to the
weather which prevents over-formality in appearance.
Carey Asfaltslate Shingles (large size) are much heavier '
and more' enduring than so-called standard shingles.
They are water-proof, fire resisting and have impor
tant insulating qualities, d ' ; t .
Carey Asfaltslate Shingles never curl, or crack, and
they cannot fade. They require no upkeep for either '
painting or repairs. '
Call on us for samples and prices.
Holly Springs News.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dean and
Miss Elizabeth Deal spent Sunday
with Mss. L. A. Berry.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Corbin spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Cox.
Mr. Walter Saunders is at work
painting the Holly Springs school
Mr. Weaye'r Elliott has returned
home from' Sunburst, where he has
been working a while.
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Justice were
visiting M and Mrs. E. V. Ammoms
Mrs. John Deal was visiting her
uncle, Mr. Furraan Henry, Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cabe spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Cor
Mrs. I,. A. perry and daughters
Ethel andMafy, and Miss Fay
Franklin attended the closing exer
cises, of the Franklin school Friday
The people of this community met
last Thursday and cleaned off the
cemetery ' for decoration, Friday,
Miss Villa Corbin is at home from
Winston-Salem, N. C.
Mr. T. W. Angel was in' this sec
Mr. Robert Corbin, of Watauga,
was visiting his sister, Mrs. J. M.
Raby, Sunday. BROWN EYES.
NOTICE TO THE FOREST USERS!
BURNING THE WOODS-
Does not improve the grazing.
Does not exterminate poisonous insects or animals.
Does injure the grazing by :
Killing the better grasses..
Decreasing the fertility of the soil. - t
Increasing the damage1 from frost,' sun,' wind and
raii.,' A -'l yr:l::-;ij&mm.
Does injure timber. ' ,t ' ' ."
Does increase, insect damage.
Does kill the young trees.
Therefore, if Fires continue to occur it will be nec
essary to prohibit grazing on burnt areas in orier td
give the Range a chance to recuperate.'
Co-operate with the Forest Officers in
Large Size ,
in G Hardware Co.
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Mr. W. A. Keener and family are
again with us after several months
in Georgia. We gladly welcome them
Aunt Ann Jones is now with her
daughter, Mrs. W. 'A. Keener. She
has been sufferng very badly with
rheumatism, but is now improvnig.
Mr."' and , Mrs. Pete Keener and
Aass beneva'feek came home from
Central, S. C, a few days ago.
Miss Madge Evans, of Cullasaja,
Was a welcome visitor to our com
munity recently. .. .
Misses Helen and Mayme Moses,
who have been attending the Cullo
whee school, took dinner Saturday
with their sister, Mrs. F. E. Mash
burn. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McCoy and
sons; of Gneiss, and Miss Katy Henry,
z mi: j -i i
ji r.i.ijay, passed inrougn our com
Mr. F. E. Mashburn and Mr. W. A.
Keener were visiting Mr. J. W. Henry
on Ell'jay'last Sunday.
The late, cold, dry spring has cut
the luy crop short in this section, it
steins. F. M.
Brief history of Macon County, and
Topography of Macon County, in
pamphlet form, for sale at the Preta
office, 10c a copy.