FRANKLIN, N. G FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1924.
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DR. FRED L. SILER
DIES IN ATLANTA
Prominent Local Physician
Died Last Saturday Morn
ingFuneral Was Held
A wave of sadness swept over our
town last Saturday morning, when a
telegram came announcing the death
of Dr. Fred L. Siler, in Atlanta, Ga.,
early that morning. Dr. Siler had
gone to Atlanta a few days before for
an operation, and seemed to be recov
ering irom its ' effects rapidly until
just a day or-two before his death,
when pneumonia set in, and in spite
of all that the best medical skill
could do, the end came in a few
hours. Mrs. Siler was with him at
the time of his death, and his daugh
ters were on their way to Atlanta
when the news came announcing his
At the time of his death Dr. Siler
was about fifty-two years of age. He
wa born and raised in the Cartooge
chaye section of this county, and had
practiced his profession here ever
since his . graduation from medical
school. He had always had a large
practice in all sections of the county,
and spores of families considered him
as their personal friend as well as
their physician. His loss will be
keenly felt by. the country people es
pecially, for he was always ready to
answer calls of those in distress, at
any hour of day or night. 1
Dr. Siler was an honored member
of Junaluskee Lodge, No. 145, A. F. &
"A. M., of which he was a Past Mas
ter. He-was always to be found in
attendance - at- the meetings of the
Lodge, except at times when his du
ties to his patients kept him away.
He was also an active and consistent
member of the Franklin Methodist
Church, having served for many
years as a member of the Board of
Stewards, which office he held at the
time of his death. He was counted as
one of the progressive citizens of our
county, and could always be counted
upon to do-his utmost for the cause
of good schools, good roads, or any
other movement that would make his
community -a better place in which
to live. In the death of Dr. Siler
Macon County has lost one of her
best citizens, and expressions of re
gret are heard on every side at his
Besides hil wife, Dr. Siler is sur
vived by one son, Allen, and three
daughters, Anniewill, Daisy and
Freda, and a large number of other
relatives and friends ta mourn his
The body was brought to Franklin
"' Sunday,' and funeral services were
Conducted Sunday afternoon at-the
Methodist church. The service was
in charge of his pasjor, Rev. VV. M.
Smith, assisted by Rev. R. H. Daugh
erty, . of- Winston-Salem, a former
pastor of the v ranklin Church, and
also the pastors of all the p-tlicr
Franklin .churches. The body , was
laid to rest in the new cemetery, his
Brethren of the Masonic Lodge hav
ing charge of the services at the
grave. 1 .
' . The members of the family, have
the sympathy of the entire, communi
ty in their hour of bereavement.
Missouri River Longest.
The. Missouri river is not onlythe
longest river in the United States", but
it is the' longest river in the world.
Its actual length in miles is 4,194, and
the Amazon, the next longest, which
traverses Brazil in South America, is
3,944 miles.- 7noHoang-Ho in China
and tke Murray in Australia rank
next, with 3,000 miles each. The Mis
sissippi, cften- thought of as the
greatest cfall rivers, is in reality
only 2,616 miles 'long.
Largest Swimming Pool.
San Francisco has. a new swimming
pool which is said to be the largest
in the world. It is 1,000. feet long
and 100 feet widej except for a center
portion which is 300 feet wide to pro
vide for a racing course across the
pool. The depth varies from 3 to 14
feet and the cost of the pool was
TelU Time by His Beard.
A farmer in West Wales says he
has never worn a watch In his life,
within" half an hour by the sun (even
when the weather is cloudy), and at
In the daytime he can tell the time to
night he can tell it by the feel of his
beard growth to within an' hour. The
Cardiff Western Mail.
Beat Robt. A. Patton and J.
. Steve Porter for Nomina
tion for Offices of Sheriff
- and Register of Deeds.
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A hard fought campaign for the
Democratic 'nomination for Sheriff
and Register of Deeds came to a close
last Saturday night, when C. L. In
gram won the nomination for Sheriff
over Robt. A. Patton by a majority
pf 677 votes, and Horace J. Hurst won
the-nomination for Register of Deeds
over Steve Porter by a majority .of
The vote by precincts in the race
for Sheriff was as follows:;
Franklin 490 467
MilJshoal '., 229 ' - 2
Eljijay 114 . 12
Sugarfork 30 ' 0
Highlands 97 . 28
Flats : 12 2
Smith's Bridge 260 99
Cartoogechaye 76 126
Nantahala :........... 30 0
Briartown '. '24 0
Burningtown ,........: ., 48 .29
Cowpe 136 104
The vote in the race for Register
of Deeds was as follows: '
Franklin U....... : 427 547 .
Millshoal 201 23
Ellijay 72 58
Sugarfork 28 " - 0 .
Highlands .... 50 47
Flats : 12 2
Smith's Bridge 159 221
Cartoogechaye 41 176
fiNantahala ......!..........:.. 30 ' 0
Briartown 24 0
Burningtown 69 10
Cowee .'. 178 66
1291 ' 1150 1
Voting in the primary for State
officers was done under the Austral
ian ballot system, the first time this
method has been used in this county.
However, the county primary was
carried out in the old manner of open
voting, asf there 'is no county primary
law for this county. . The voting was
not so heavy for the State; officers,
and there was not very much interest
manifested, though the county gave
Angus W. McLean a substantial ma
jority in the race for governor.
Traffic Law Really Is
Aid to Motor Driver
The traffic law deals with two
classes of drivers. There is the man
who is bent 6nly on beating the game,
who will violate all the laws with a
light heart if he thinks he can get
away with it, or if the penalty seems
less than the immediate profit. The
law must deal -with, the problem of
catching, restraining and penalizing
this irresponsible driver; and in deal
ing with, him, harshness should be
the keynote. 7--
On the other hand, by far the larger
proportion of motorists come in con
tact with the law only in what
should be its beneficent aspects. To
them, the law need be only a set of
agreed upon principles for insuring
that. all of us drive to the least inter
ference with any of us. It- specifies
certain equipment" which we -'must
carry, not with the vi' v of forcing its
to carry it, but in order that we may
have a convenient and authoritative
standard of reference. It prescribes
the manner of our driving, in general
and in particular circumstances, not
with' the idea that we need to have
a club held over us, but again so that
each of us may have a standard by
which to forecast the probable con
duct of the other fellow. -.
In defining and enforcing these and
other necessary standards, the aw
can afford to err on the side of
lenience. It can often Correct without
penalizing, it can even more often
impose a light penalty as a mere jog
to the offender's memory, it can and
should reserve the display of its teeth
for the habitual or the wanton viola
tor. Scientific American.
Health Slides for Pupils.
Lantern slides on health subjects
are lent to schools and other organs
izations by. Montana's state depart
ment of health. Among the subjects,
of slides are conservation of vision,
good teeth, care of the baby and
school hygiene. ' ft
MEAN WINS IN
Secures Democratic Nomina
tion for Governor Against
Josiah W. feailey by Large
- Raleigh, N..C, June 9. Angus-Wilton
McLean, of Lumberton, former
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
and former chairman of the War Fi
nance Corporation, had a lead of
more than 60,000 votes for. the demo
cratic gubernatorial nomination over
Josiah William Bailey, of Raleigh, at
10 o'clock tonight, when returns from
1,322 precincts out. of 1,719 tiad been
At that hour the vote stood, Mc
Lean, 130,288; Bailey, 69,304.
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t ANGUS W. McLEAN.
J. Elmer Long was leading jn the
three-corner race for lieutenant-governor
when 1.036 precincts had been
tabulated. R. ,R. Reynolds was scc
,ond. while T, C. Howie trailed behind
The vote . tor lieutenant governor
stood: Long, -52,810; Reynolds, 4t, 732,
and Bowie, "39.220:
At the same Jioiirith 'pre
cincts" report edT M 7 L, Shipiiiaii, in:'
cumbent, ' was' 'leading by approxi
mately 3,500 votes in the four-cor?
nered.race for commissioner of labor
and printing. The vote stood: Ship
man, 51,419; Grist, 47,715; Peterson.
17.438; Nash, ,10,881.
With 1,024 precincts reported, the
race for attorney general stood as
follows: Brummitt, .51,985; Ross, 44,
110; Nash, 33,694.
With 1,033 precincts reported, W.
A. Graham, incumbent, had a leacl of
over 16,000 over his nearest appanent.
The vote stood: Graham 69,593; Lath
am, 47,072, and Parker, 22,214.
With 1 j)20 precincts tabulated,
Baxter Durham, incumbent, was lead
ing his opponent, J. P. Cook, for the
nomination for State Auditor by
close to 20,000 votes. The vote stood :
Durham, 75,874; Cook, 56,253.
Tn the. race for corporation com
missioner, George P. Pelt, incumbent)
was leading by nearly 27,000 votes.
The count with 981 precincts reported
gave Pell 76,763 and Carpenter 49,077.
Stacey Wade, incumbent, was lead
ing for insurance commissioner nearly
four to one over his opponent..
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LOCKE CRAIG IS
Former North Carolina Gov
ernor Died at His Home in
Buncombe County Last
Asheville. N. C.; June 9.-With his
family and close friends gahered at
the bedside, Locke Craig, governor
of North Carolina from 1913 to 1917,
died at 2:43 o'clock this afternoon.
The end came peacefully. He Rank
into unconsciousness at noon, the
former governor lay. as one asleep,
and drifted so gently into that slum
ber from which there is no awaken
ing that those at the bedside were
undware until the attending physician
announced the end.
So passed one of the distinguished
leaders of the State. .
In failing health for several months,
some weeks ago his condition became
serious, and it was only after a he
roic struggle that he succumbed, a
brave fighter to the end.
Craig, the student and man, never
tired of reading of the stand at Ther
Hjopylae, according to his friends.
It was such a stand that the former
governor made in his last days, fight
ing with all his powers, ever cheer
ful and hopeful, against the repeated
onslaughts of the grini reaper.
Secure Good Pasture
By Planting Now
Raleigh, X. C, June .9. Farmers
who intend to sow a permanent pas
ture next fall should be getting ready
for it now. The grasses and clover
usually sown in pasture mixtures re
quire a soil well supplied with organic
matter and lime, as well as 'plant
food. . - 1
,"A good .way to prepare for this
pasture and to provide the. organic
matter is to grow soybeans on the
land this summer." says E. C. Blair,
cxte'usion agronomist for the State
College u'f Agriculture,' "Under fav
orable conditions soybeans will make
a big growth, and incidentally gather
from the air about ten dollars worth
of nitrogen for each ton of dry
weight. The soybeans should lie
turned under this .fa 1.1 at least two
weeks before ' sowing the grass. If
the growth is too rank to turn under
,wi 11, the crop may be partly hogged
of. A good double discing will help
to put it in condition to turn 'under
well., Do not cut the beans for hay:
After breaking, harrow the land fre
14'ucntly until time to sow the grass.
The best date 'for sowiivg the pas
ture in this State is from Sept. 1 to
15 in the Piedmont section and from
Sept. 15 to Oct. 1 in the Coastal Plain
"Many North Carolina'. soils are too
acid for a good pasture without lim
ing. The amount usually needed is
one to two tons of ground limestone
per acre. If half of this be applied in
the - spring it will benefit the sby
beans, as well as the pasture. The
other half, or the total amount when;
no lime was used in the spring, is to
be put on and harrowed in after turn
ing the soy beans. ,
"The soy beans should be well fer
tiltml with acid phosphate and pot
ash. For the pasture mixture; use' a
liberal amount of high grade com
MASS MEETING A
Meeting Held at the Court
House Thursday Night Be
fore Election Had a Good
Attendance of Voters.
. The mass, meeting 'which was called
at the Court House Thursday even
ing, June 5th, by the League of
Women Voters, was a splendid dem
onstration of the fine spirit of co
operation existing -between the men
and women of our county.
The chairman, Mrs. E. C. Kings
bery, stated that the object of this
meeting was to explain briefly the
organization of the National League
of Women Voters and its program.
Miss Roberta Hodgson, of Athens,
Ga., was then introduced by the
chairman. Miss Hodgson, who has
been visiting Franklin for some years,
is well known and always welcomed
here by her many friends.
As an executive of the Georgia.
League of Women Voters, Miss
Hodgson is well versed on the
: ubject of the, organization, what it
stands for, its aim and ambitions.
She gave a short history of the
League of Women Voters in Athens,
stating the attitude of the men poli
ticians towards them. As soon as
they realized the seriousness of the
organization, its patriotic and soun,d
program, unselfish motives and high
aims, they were willing to co-operate
with these conscientious women,
and have done so, thereby causing
better legislation. Men and women
will work together. There is no war,
no conflict between them.
'Miss Hodgson stated that naturally,
heing women, some questions are of
vital interest to them; for' instance,
Child Welare, Education, Protection
of Women in Industry, Social Hy
giene. Just as naturally, other meas
ures demand the scrupulous attention
of the men. By co-operation, inde
pendent and lofty principled men and
women voters, can bring, about the.
best to be desired in government. .
The candidates present very kindly
consented to answer the question-:
naire submitted by the chairman.
A short talk was made 'by Dr.
Rogers, favorably endorsing the
League of Women Voters.
The chairman called special atten
tion to the fact that -this meeting
should not be regarded as having
any prty preference. The League
of Women Voters is a non-partisan
organization, existing for the politi
cal education of women, and it works
to promote co-operation of the men
voters in supporting measures that
will bring the laws up to the highest
Before Democratic and Republican
primaries and before general elec
tions, similar meetings will be called,
at which candidates will be asked to
state the principles for which they
stand. ' .
.The program 'of the evening was
concluded by Dr, Baird, whp very
clearly explained the. Australian Bal
lot System. , ' S-
North Carolina Weekly
Industrial News Review
Pine Bluff 50-room hotel to be
Charlotte Three cottages and ad
ministration building to be erected at
Thompson . Orphanage. Episcopal in
stitution. Vass Contract to be let' for '-construction
of graded - school building.
-Windsor Twelve miles of highway
to be paved between this place: and
.-uilandcr, at. coat, ot $.
that 4,720.000 bushels c
produced in State thi:
Lawn to be planted-
wheat will be
of 1,400 miles of piu'ed highway
throughout state, to be 20 feet wide.
Kingston Building program, under
way at Caswell Training School in
cludes hospital and industrial build
ing. BowieDeep Gap Tie. and Lumber
Company to construct , railroad to
Raleigh Bids' opened on sixteen
road projects calling for total expen
diture of over $2,600,000.
. Swannanoa Beacon Manufacturing
Company, of. New Bedford. Mass.,
awards contracts exceeding $1,000,000
for. construction' of local co(ttOn mill..
Asheville 100-foot dam to be con
si ructed to impound water of Rocky
Broad river at Chimney Rock. ,
Charlotte Contracts to be awarded
for construction of 35 miles of hard
svrfaced road and one bridge in Sixth
district, total estimated cost $1,300,000.