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DIES IN ATLANTA
Former Franklin Newspaper
Publisher Died on May
26 Had Lived in Murphy
for Several Years.
Mr. Alfred Morgan, a well-known
resident of this section, and for
many years a resident of Murphy,
died at a private sanitarium in At
lanta Monday afternoon,' May 26th,
at the age of sixty-nine years.. He
was brought to Murphy Tuesday af
trnoon' and his remains laid to rest in
Sunset cemetery, after 'funeral ser
i vices had been held in the Episcopal
church by his pastor, Rev. Alfred H.
Stubbs, of Asheville.
Mr. Morgan was a native" of Macon
County, .having moved to Murphy
about, thirty-five years ago, where lie
was for a long time interested in pub
lishing a local newspaper and doing
general printing. Later he became
interested in lumber operations in
the county. At thetime of his death
Ke lived about a mile from Murphy
on the Belleview road. He was twice
' married, his first wife being a Miss
.1 Siler, a sister of Mrs. William Beal.
She preceded him to thp grave by
3 about; twenty-one years.
'. , Besides his wife, he. Is survived by
two sons, R. S. Morgan, of Wayhes
ville, and A. R. Morgan, of Chester,
S. C. ; four daughters, Mrs. H. E.
Freas, Mrs. John M. Barr, Mrs. Ben
Warner, and Miss Lucy Morgan, and
a host of relatives and friends
. throughout all souhtwestern. North
North Carolina. Cherokee Scout.
Mr. Martin Jones Faithful
Service Praised by Official
Washington. D. C, May 27, 1924.
Mr. Martin F. Jones,
Rural Carrier No. 1,
Franklin, North Carolina.
My dear Mr. Jones:
I have before me your request for
retirement as rural carrier at Frank
lin, North Carolina. I note that you
were appointed to the service January
1, 1907, and have served continuously
since that time for more than seven
The efficient and faithful service
rendered day after day by men of
your type has developed the postal
service into an activity upon which
the public can depend utterly, and
enables this service to continue as a
great human enterprise.. I congratu
late pou for having had a part in this
great work and for having performed
your duties well. '
At this time of the relinquishment
of your duties as rural carrier I sin
cerely hope that in addition to the
personal satisfaction which must be
yours as you look back over the years
of faithful service,' you will find new
and interesting experiences which
will pleasantly occupy the leisure
which you have justly earned. The
'Department appreciates your accom
plishments and I consider it a duty
rind' a privilege to approve your re
quest for retirement,
. Very cordially yours,
(Signed) II. II. BILLANY,
-Fourth Assistant Postmaster General.
. L. Collins' Mother Dead.
Mrs, Sarah- A. Collins, mother of
E. LT Collins of the Collins feed store
on Spring street, died last Saturday
morning at her home at Afton, Okla.,
and burial was made there yesterday
afternoon. Mrs. ' E. L. Collins had
been at Afton assisting in the care of
her mother-in-law the past five
weeks while Mr. Collins was called
there last Thursday. Mrs. Collins
and Mrs. R. H, GiHespie and the lat
ter's daughter, Burdell, returned last
night from Afton, while Mr. Collins
and daughter, Mrs. R. G. Brooks of
Wichita, are expected to return to
morrow. The deceased was 73 years
of age. Her husband, A. Collins, is
expected to make his home with his
son Clem, an internal revenue col
lector with' headquarters in Denver,
Colo. Cfrffeyville (Kans.) Journal.
Mrs. Collins had many relatives
and friends in this county. She. was
the daughter of J. D. Franks, and
the sister of Mrs. John Henry, of
Holly Springs, Mrs. P. C. Wild, of
Burningtown, and Mr. E. H. Franks,
of Franklin. A letter to the Press
states that heart , trouble was the
cause of her death". '
MAKE PLANS TO
Improve Home .Grounds By
Planning in Advance, Is
Advice Gived by the State
Raleigh, N.C, June. 2. Improve
ment work on home grounds, es
pecially planting, seems to-be under
taken by most people when the
spring season comes on. This is the
wrong time of year if one wishes to
get far along with such work. The
lime to begin is then far past.
"In order to accomplish anything
enduringly satisfying with the home
grounds it is first necessary to have
a plan to follow," saps Prof. J. P.
Pillsbury of the State College Horti
cultural Department. "This plan
should be begun in the. spring and
continued during the summer and
fall. As the seasons advance, study
the roads and walks and the service
they render; find out where improve
ment in this service can be secured
by slight alterations, if any; study
the trees, shrubs and -vines, to see if
(alterations and additions- are needed
for shade,, for flower beauty, for
background, or for screen planting,
and determine where-these changes
are needed. All these observations
should be set down on a map of the
grounds made at the very beginning;
and by fall the plan should be pretty
thoroughly digested and fixed upon.
"With such a. plan "in hand, the
work of improvement planting will
follow in natural and most effe
course during December and Jan,
The alterations will then be acJ
plished without the effect of having
the grounds all torn up in the late
spring. With this method, - tne
grounds will have a finished appear
ance in spring when growth . starts,
and there will be realized a much
greater satisfaction over the result
than if undertaken as a last thought.
"If A landscape architect is to be
employed, call ' him in during the
spring, summer or fall, and do not
wait until winter and the best time
Mr. Roy Davis and Miss Nellie
Duvall, of Almond, were visiting rel
atives and friends here Thursday and
Friday. ' . '
Mr. Furman Anderson met the
misfortune of getting his leg maslied
at Forney with a log. Dr. Siler was
called to dress his leg.
Mrs. E. B.' Byrd is on the sick
The farmers here are behind with
their work on account of rain, .
The weather is cool for the time of
year, and crops are growing slowly.
The Sunday School at the Bridge is
increasing in attendance and interest.
We invite everybody to attend.
Mr. II. D. Dean has begun teaching
singing, on Saturday evenings. We
wish him much success in the work.
Messrs. TV J. Carnes and A. A. Du
vall have been to various counties
The Ramsey brotlurs are working
on the road again, It is hoped the
road vvill be opened soon, as traveling
is a dsadvantage over the old road.
Messrs. C. L, Ingram and Robt.
Patton are calling on the Democratic
voters every few days. W suppose
they are electioneering.
Messrs. Clyde Morgan and R. C.
Anderson went to Franklin on . busi
Dr. Siler was called to Mr. E. B.
Byrd's home Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. W, E. Smith were
visiting Mrs. Joseph Morgan Sunday.
, Mrs. Joseph Morgan was the guest
of Mrs. T. J. Carnes Saturday.
Mrs. Alice Dean and daughter,
Mrs. J. G Higdon, were , at Stites
Mr. Ralph Morgan went, to Forney
to work Monday.
Mr; L. W. Waldroop, of Barnes
Cove, was in this section Monday on
business. , ..
Mrs. Bell Childers and Mrs. Ida
Young were in this sestion Saturday
It is reported that Miss Lolita
Dean has been assigned the Bfidge
school. GUESS WHO.
FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 6,
; Memorial Day
NEWS OF WEEK
Brief Items of Interest from
Macon's Pretty Mountain
City as Told by Corres
pondent of The Press.
Highland? .', June 2. Last week
we failed to send the news, and so we
probably will double up and tell some
things that are old to Highlands, but
will be news to" subscribers away
Highlands was glad last week to
welcome home her' high school and
college boys and girls, Miss Elizabeth
Rice and Joe Hays from Cullowhee,
Messrs. Willie Hays, Clyde Rice-and
Joe Richert from A. & E. College at
Raleigh, the latter of whom gradu;
ated this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Rice are enjoy
ing the visit of their children and
grandchildren, Dr. and Mrs. Bennett,
of Hendersonville, with their little
son, Edmond; Clyde, who has just
returned .from college, and Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis Rice with Lewis, Jr. '
A wonderful revival under the lead
ership of Rev. W. L. Hughes, of
Statesville, N. C, has been in prog
ress at the Baptist Church during the
past week, mith most gratifying
results. ...... ...,.,
Messrs. William and Joe Hays left
today for Knoxville, Tenn. .
The host of friends of Mrs. Corinne
Froeneberger, here and elsewhere,
vyftl be sorry to know that on Sunday
morning she passed from among us.
Fbr the past few weeks she had suf
fered and been unable to devote her
self to the task of teaching, which
she so dearly loved and in which pro
fession she has been most effidient.
With her passing has gone a lady of
charming personality, a friend in the
truest sense of the word, whom, one
could conjide. iti, a conversationalist
far above the. average, to whom the
privilege of listening was always an
education and joy, and above all a
Christian of unusual faith and trust
in hqf Godv Mrs. Froeneberger, as
all who knew her can testify, had a
good word. and kind thought for and
about all with-whom she came in
The ..Masons . from Highlands - went
to Glenville, Sunday, June 1st, to bury
a brother Mason, Rev. John Owens.
Rev. W..T. Potts conducted tile fun
Picnic at the Home of
Mr. and Mrs. J, R. Houston
On Sunday, May 25th. a most en
joyable picnic was given at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Houston, in
honor of their seventy-seventh birth
day. Mr. and Mrs. Houston were gladly
surprised Sunday morning when their
children began gathering at the old
home with well-filled baskets. Their
children were all present except one
son. A delicious dinner was spread
under the spreading branches of the
old maple' tree near the Houston
spring. There were sixty-five present.
Everybody enjoyed the day and
were all sorry when time tame for us
to go home. All joined in, wishing
Mr. and Mrs. Houston many more
happy Lirthdays. , , H.
NICE EXTRA CROP
Have a Little Fun and Ex
citement Along With Your
Other Work by Planting a
Raleigh, N. C, June 2. Along with
the other work, how about a little
fun and excitement this year in
watching that extra fine melon grow
and ripen? The fun comes in beating
your neighbor, by raising the' largest
melon and the excitement cdmes in
keeping the boys away from it until
it is safely in place on the back porch.
"To raise good melons,'-" says R. F.
Payne, extension horticulturist, "a
sandy loam soil that is well drained
and thoroughly prepared is the first
essential. Lay the rows off in checks
10 feet apart each way. If well rot
ted stable manure is available, about
one peck should be used per hill,
placing it in the furrow half on each
side of the hill intersection. Four
hundred pounds per acre of a high
grade fertilizer, preferably an 8-4-4,
should be used with the manure. The
manure and fertilizer is best put out
a few days before planting. When the
vines have 'begun to spread, but be
fore the melons have formed, side
dress with 100 pounds of nitrate of
soda per acre."
. Mr. Payne states that the best va
rieties for home use and local mar
kets are Kleckley Sweet and Florida
Favorite. About 10 to 15 seeds
should be sown per hill and 'when the
third and' fourth leaves appear, the
plants are thinned to one or two to
the hill, otherwise the melons will be
The' soil should be cultivated fre
quently to conserve moisture and it
is a good plan to sow cowpeas be
tween the rows at the last cultivation
to be used to anchor the melon vines
and later" cut for hay. "
- Leatherman Locals.
Rev. G. A. Goer filled his regular
appointment Saturday and Sifnday at
Liberty Baptist Church. There was
a laree congregation present.
We are. sorry to hear that Miss
Fanisio 1 tolbrooks, of Cowee, has flu.
Miss DeUa Lou Dallon was visiting
Miss Connie Shepherd, of Goshen, a
few days apo. ,
Mrs. Maymc Reynolds and little
c ti, Dam of Harmony, were visiting
Mrs. Eloise Iltust recently.
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Leatherman
gave Mr. Leatherman's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Z. M. Leatherman, a din
ner Sunday, as they are in their seventy-fifth
years. Quite a crowd of
relatives was present. Mrs. W. E.
Amnions and son Lonnie, Messrs.
Arvan, Harve and Hayes Beasley, of
Sylva, were also present.
Mrs, M, M. Beasley was called to
Jackson County-to the bedside of. her
brother, Mr. Nick Green, who is
seriously ill. ,
Mr. Robert Gibson made a business
trip to Franklin Monday.'
Mistaken Idea That Driver
Is Showing Courtesy To
Others by Dimming Bet
ter to Adjust Lights;
"If you are willing to ride with a
blind man driving at 30 miles an hour,
go on and continue to dim your light
in the mistaken idea tlvat you are be
ing courteous to the drivers you meet
on the road," said Major R. E. Car-
ison, engineer of the United States
bureau of standards, Washington,
during a recent visit to Indianapolis
as a guest of the Indiana section of
the Society of Automotive'Engineers.
He' said that ' statistics show that
more'.fatalities and accidents are due
to,lack of light because of dimming,
than are caused by glaring headlights
of automobiles. With a proper ad
justment, which the bureau of stand
ards recommends, the glare can be
Dimming the lights when driving
at 30 miles an hour makes the man
Vj'th the dimmed lights drive with
practically no vision for at least 100
feet. It takes that long for the eyes
to adjust themselves to the lessened
light. He cannot see, said Major
Carison, and then is when the acci-
dent occurs. Proper adjustment of
headlights will make the lights cast
a flat, broad beam of light, which, at
25 feet, will concentrate below a hori
zontal line 3 feet above ground. ,
The door of a garage or a prepared
screen, furnished by the Bureau of
Standards to the American Automo
bile Association for distribution, will
facilitate such adjustment." Such a
light will not glare or interfere with
oncoming drivers. In spite of this
simple method only 5 per cent of 400
cars examined by the bureau were
properly adjusted. Seventy-five per.
gent glared, and 30 per cent did not
give adequate light for safe driving.
On this point the driving public,
the dealers and the manufacturers
are more neglectful than they are of
any other motor car detail. Demon
strations showed that with the mod
ern type of lamp equipment provided
by most manufacturers, adjustment is
very simple, and can be accomplished
in a very few minutes by focusing the
beam of each light, proper, placing of
the lens and proper aiming of the
path of the light so that it will go
straight, forward and riot cross the
path of the other light.
He suggested a lamp adjustment
committee in every community and
state to be composed of representa
tives of the traffic department of the
city or state, members of the en
gineering societies, and motor cluj
and dealers' organizations. "It is
rather a matter for education and in
formation than of law," he said.
River View News.
v Rev. Mose Woodard filled his ap
pointment here Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Haskell Arvey is wearing a big
smile. It's a girl.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Childers, from
Franklin, were visiting home folks
Mr. ' and . Mrs. Frank Browning,
from Needmore, N. C, were here
for preaching Sunday. We were glad .
to have them with us.
M r. and M rs. t Humphrey ; Brown
ing, of Needmore, passed ..through
this section Sunday.
Mrs. Tom Shepherd, of Franklin,
was the guest of. Mrs. Jones Bradley
'Saturday night. '
Mr. Jess Grant, of Franklin, was
visiting relatives in this section Sat
urd.ivMiiuht. There was . a large ; .owd of boys
and girls from Alarl; i visiting this
Mr. and Mrs. Caro V ;vall', of Telli
co, were the' guests of . Irs. Lum ken
s' ho wer for ' dinner Sunday.
: Mrs. Lou 1 ippett was 'the guest of
Mrs. Charlie Truitt. Sunday, night. ,
We were sorry to hear of Miss Es
sie West being ill. Hope to see her
out again soon. . ,
Mr. Edgar Queen made a business
trip to Alarka Saturday. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hall, from
Franklin, were visiting friends here
Mr. Jud Icenhower made a flying
trip to Bryson City last Monday.
Miss Bcttie Icenhower made a 'trip
to Burningtown last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl - Dalton, from
Liberty, .were in this section Sunday.
Mrs. Etta Queen went to sec her
daughter, Mrs. Haskell Arvey, Mon
day, as the Arvey family are all. sick ,
at this writing.