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FRANKLIN, N. C., FRIDAY, JULY 4, 1924.
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Was Stricken While at Work
in His Office at Dogwood
Plant Last Friday After
noon Funeral Saturdy.
Friends of Mr. William G. Wilkie,
well known local business man, were
shocked last Friday afternoon shortly
after the dinner hour to le'arr that he
( had died suddenly in his offif at the
dogwood plant near the depot shortly
after returning from dinner. Mr.
Wilkie had been suffering from heart
trouble for some time, and it is sup
posed that a sudden attack of heart
failure was the cause of his death,
lie was working at .his desk, when
other persons'in the office saw him
suddenly fajl ovfcr. He was ma4e as
' comfortableas-possible, and a phy
sician hastily summoned,' but before
his arrival Mr. Wilkie had braethed
his last. At the . time of his death he
was about fifty-four years of age.
: The funeral services were held at
the Franklirk Baptist Church, at 4
P. M., Saturday, June 28th, Rev. A. J.
Smith, his pastor, having charge- of
the service. Burial was at thejiew
cemetery west of Franklin. "A large
congregation of friends was present
to pay respects to the deceased.
-Besides his wife, Mr. Wilkie is sur
vived by seven Children, and one step
daughter, Mrs. Naylor, of Afheville.
; Mr. .Wilkie was born in Chatham
County, North Carolina, andcame to
Franklin about a year ago, having
- charge of the local plant for the man
ufacture of shuttle blocks and other
products, from dogwood. .
William George Wilkie.
Whereas, In the Providence of
Almighty God, our brother, William
George Wilkie, has been called from
his earthly labors to his heavenly
Whereas, Brother Wilkie . was a
consistent Christian gentleman and
a' faithful member of the Franklin
Baptist Church, having served the
church as Deacon, and
Whereas, His sudden death was a
blow to the Church and our entire
community and we shall all feel the
loss of a good man,
Therefore, Be It Resolved:
That we bow in humble submission
to the will of "Him Who doeth all
things well ;"
That we extend our iincere sym
pathy to the bereaved family, pledg
in gourselves to remember them be
fore the throme of Grace;
. That we present a copy of these
resolutions to. the bereaved family,
that a copy "be sent to the "Biblical
Recorder and The Franklin Press, for
publication, and that a copy be spread
on the minutes of the Franklin Bap
tist Church for record.
v Signed for the Deacons and Pastor
of the Franklin Baptist Church,
J NO. M. MOORE,
Chairman Board of Deacons.
.; A. J. WEST, N;
, Secretary Board of Deacons.
-A; j; SMITH,' Pastor.!
Adopted by the Franklin Baptist
'Church in Conference, July 2, 1924.
Stamps Not Required '
- On Legal Documents
After July 2nd, borrowers of money
'.at, "banks will not be required to add
to their expense account by affixing
revenue stamps to their notes That
is one burden of taxation lifted from
the shoulders of the borrower by the
recently enacted Simmons tax bill,
" over which Congress wrangled for
several weeks, finally accepting the
Democratic substitute for the origi
, nal Mellon bill.
It means that for every one hun
dred dollars borrowed at banks th$
customer will save two. cents, not to
tmentidn the lifting of the burden of
accounting from the shoulders' of the
' bankers. Another ( provision in the
- new tax bill is the eliminating of the
ta upon theater tickets selling for
.50 cents or less.
S. S. METING f0
1 in mini im '
The Macon County Sunday
School Convention Will Be
Held at Union Methodist
Church, July 22 and 23.
I It is announced by officers of the
Macon County Sunday School Asso
ciation that the annual County Sun
day School Convention, wijl be ' held
on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 22
and 23, in the. Union Methodist
Church, near Franklin.
Taking a prominent part on the
program will be : the following well
known Sunday School workers: Miss
Flora Davis, Raleigh, Associate
Superintendent North Carolina Sun
day School Association, and Prof. D.
W. Donaldson, Washington, N, C,
Director of Religious. ' Education,
Washington Collegiate Institute.
. In addition to these outside speak
ers a number of the most prominent
pastors and Sunday School workers
in the county will take part in the
various sessions of the convention.
In charge of the arrangements for
the convention are Mr. GeoL. New
ton and Mr. Fred L. Slagle, President
and Secretary of the County Sunday
School Association. These officers
are requesting the co-operation of all
pastors, superintendents and other
Sunday School leaders in the effort
to make the convention a success.
Following ,., a , plan started at the
county convention last year, the offi
cers have announced that again this
year a pennant will be presented to
the Sunday School having present in
the convention the largest number of
representatives sixteen years of age
and over, according to the number of
miles traveled.. The number of rep
resentatives from each Sunday School
will be multiplied by the number of
miles from that Church to the Con
vention Church, and the Sunday
School having the largest total will
receive the pennant. It is. expected
that there will be much friendly com
petition for the pennant among the
Sunday Schools of the County. The
Sunday School with which the Con
vention is held, and others within one
-tiiilc. will not compete for the pen
nant. Junior Farmers Attend
College Short Course
Raleigh, N. C, June 30. Young
club girls and boys; leaders in their
projects in 39 counties of North
Carolina, spent the past week at
State College attending, the short
course arranged by the home and
farm demonstration divisions during
the Summer School. Exactly 269
girls and 54 boys were present during
the week. This was the fourth an
nual short course for the girls and
the first for the boys since the late
war. Courses of instruction were
given covering; the work now being
done by these young, people back
A feature of the work with the
girls was the use of North Carolina
products. They were given instruc
tion in making dresses woven from
cloth made m North Carolina from
North Carolina cotton; their lessons
in bread-making wer; based on the
use of North Carolina grown soft
wheat flour, and their lessotis in can
ning and preserving were in the use
of surplus home grown fruits, vege
tables and meats.1 A course in poul
try judging and selection was also
For the boys, instruction was given
in building hog houses, poultry
houses, judging livestock, handling
poultry, judging farm seedis and
studying farm crops. .
Class room work was confined to
the morning hours. In the afternoons
there were demonstrations, sight
seeing trips and recreational periods.
The evenings. were devoted to sing
ing, stunts, musical programs and
short talks by leading men and
The course with the girls was in
charge of Miss Maude E, Wallace,
assistant state agent .in home demon
stration work, assisted "by some' of
the home agents who have special
ized m theprojects that were taught.
The boys were in charge of S. J. Kir
by, asisstant farm agent, assisted by
the specialists of the extension divis
ion and several farm agents. .
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EXTEND TOIE TO
Automobile Owners Will Be
Given Until July 15th to
Get License Plates, Under
Order Just Issued.
An extension of IS days in the time
for obtaining automobile licenses has
bee granted by Secretary of State
W. N. Everett, according to informa
tion received by the Asheville state
license branch today. Persons vill
not be arrested for being without
licenses until July 15th. Originally
it was planned to make a strict en
forcement of the law after June 30th.
Mr. Everett;jn a' statement said the
extension had been granted for the
reason that it was impossible to take
care of all applications for licenses
by July 1st.
There arc. thirty-eight ' branch ' of
fices' in the state. Mr. Everett said
the main office at Raleigh expects to
maintain these branch offices for the
cost of mailing out the licenses from
Raleigh. Thus far the . project has
worked out satisfactorily and justifies
the aims of the department. The
registration of title requirement ren
ders the purchase of licenses a longer
process than would otherwise be the
case, Mr. Everett said. The depart
ment is working on plans to further
improve the" service for automobile
owners, Ashevilre Times.
HOW MUCH FEED
FOR THE OLD SOW
Raleigh, N. C, June 30."Thc swine
grower like otiier producers of live
stock often does not know how much
feed if will take to carry his animals
through the year," says W. W. Shay,
extension . swhie specialist for the
State College of Agriculture. "Tlu
cost of maintaining a brood sow for
a year. will, vary according to. her age
and"whether she produces one or
more litters during this period. The
cost will be further influenced by the
availability ' of pastures and where
there is no pasture a good legume hay
should always be provided."
The working year of a sow is divid
ed into three parts. These are, states
Mr. Shay, the flushing and gestation
period, 126 days, farrow to weaning
period, 56 days, and weaning period
to the flushing and gestation period,
133 days. During these three periods
the sow will consume the following
feed if she is prbperly provided for i
Corn Meal-1492 lbs. or 30.4 bu.
Shelled Corn 2580 lbs. or 46.1 bu,
.Wheat Snorts 594 lbs. -
" Fish Meal 494 lbs; '
; In addition, she should have pasture
as desired. The total, amount of these
feeds at ". market "prices at this time
woll amount to $105.67. If fed accord
ing to the bset practices, these feeds
will produce from 1356 to 1400 pounds
of pork per year.' ,
PLAN GOOD TIME
ON JULY FOURTH
Committee Has Arranged a
Fine Program for Celebra
tion Next Friday Large
. Arraigements are being rapidly
completed for one ot -the biggest
Fourth of July celebrations ever held
here, which will be staged next Fri
day. Many attractive events have
been arranged, , and a nice list of
prizes will be given to those taking
part in the various events.
- The full program arranged for the
day is as follows : , ' '
9 :30. A. M.-Big ' Street ' Parade.
Prize for best float, $10.00 in, gold.
Second prize, $5.00 in gold.
11 ;00 A. M. Climbing greased pole.
Pries will be placed at top of pole,
and if you can climb to them,' they
. 1 :00 P., M. Catching greased pig.
3:00 P. M. Minstrel Show at the
Court House. .a'
' 5:00 P. M.-Races: :
Sack race First Prize, baseball
bat; second prize, baseball.
Three-legged race 1'irst prize,
baseball glove; second prize, baseball.
Hundred-yard dash, 16 years or
over Prize, fishing tackle.
Hundred-yard dash, under sixteen
years Prize, baseball and bat.
. Fat man's race Prize, $2.50 in gold.
Girls sack race Prize, box of
Tug of . "War Winning side gets
treat at drug store.
. 8:00 Pr-M. - Oxford Orphanage
Singing Class, at Court House.
Come early and stay late, and enjoy
every ' .minute of the day. A large
crowd is expected, and 'the business
men of the town will be amply pre
pared to care for all demands for
plenty of good- eats," ice cold drinks,
and places where you '.may rest and
keep cool. We will' expect you to
he here. ' -
TO LAUNGH CAMPAIGN
HERE AGAINNST RATS
Asheville. N. C, June 30. Miss Ann
'Mae Wright, a" modern pied piper,
wii! arrive in Franklin next Monday
to launch a campaign against rats.
Miss Wright has. conducted a similar
campaign here and in other sections
of Western North Carolina and these
campaigns have proved very success
ful and have rid the'towns of much of
their rodent population.
Miss Wright has been conducting
these campaigns for several years.
She has recommendations and en
dorsements from city officials of
towns and cities over the entire South
and in many eastern and western
towns. Her methods and her material
are endorsed by the United. States
Department of Agriculture.
In many cities contests are con
ducted among the school children and
prizes are ! awarded for the largest
number of rat tails turned into some
central headquarters. . .
IN STORM IN OHIO.
Hundreds of People Are In
jured, and Property Dam
age Estimated at Thirty
Million Last Saturday.
Cleveland, Ohio, June 30. Niuety
four are known to be dead as a result
of Saturday's wind, rain and electri
cal storm, which swept the coast of
Lake Erie from Sandusky to Lorain,
Ohio, wrecking a large portion of
Lorain antl parts of Sandusky. '
Although the loss of life was not
iK great as at first expected, relief
workers said today the list of dead
may grow as several hundred persons
were reported injured, several score
of them, seriously, and the property
damage has estimated to be more
Hi an $30,000,000.
Following is a tabulation of the
Ohio storm, damage as compiled by
the Associated Press:
Lorain: 70 dead, several hundred
probably injured, and damage esti
mated at more than $1,500,000. -
Cleveland: Seven dead, with small
Mantau: Three dead.
Akron:, , One dead and property
damage estimated at between $500,000
French Creek: Three dead, twelve
houses demolished or badly damaged.
Near Weymouth : Two children
drowned. ' ' '
Youngstown:. One dead.
Alliance: No casualties, but 100 re
ported rescued by police from flooded
Salem: One dead.
Elyria : Virtually no damage.
Cedar Point: Six cottages blown
down ; no casualties.
Vermillion : Small damage from the
heavy rain, but no casualties.
Norwalk: Creek Valley residents
make preparations to leave their
homes, as waterworks reservoir is
weakened by heavy rains.
You Can't Get Away
From People, Says Kilgore
Raleigh, N. C, June 30. "The head
porter in my hotel was from Char
lotte and the representative of a Paris
newspaper was a young man who
graduated from Trinity last year,"
says Director B, W. Kilgore, dean of
the school of Agriculture, who re
cently returned from his trip abroad
where he acted as a delegate from
tht UnitecTtates to the International
Institute of Agriculture, at Rome,
Italy. : "This was one of my first im
pressionsyou can't get away from
people you know. I found also that
the fame of North Carolina as an
agricultural state had preceded me
and in traveling over Scotland, Eng
land, France, Italy and Switzerland, I
found that some of the' leading peo
ple wanted to hear of our accom
plishments. T was invited to address
at gathering of notables both of Lon
don and 'Edinborough on the agricul
tural development of our State."
Mr. Kilgore. said that his second
hr.prcsiioil-. was . the la; k of space to
do things in. The farris were small,
the peojiie too pier' nil and living
conditions were' crowd I. During the
time spent in Rome, li saw only one
new sbuilding being c, wtructed and
this like the others v is being built
of stone and brick. There is no timr
ber. The trees of Italy are grown on
the side of ditch banks and inter
cropped with grape vines while the
pruning.? of the trees are used for
fuel. AIL the land is used and there
is much human labor. The r.eturns
per man is not as great as in this
country, and says Dr. Kilgore, ''J
would not want us to ever have to
farm as 'they farm over there. Their
standard of living is low, particu
larly in the MediterraiTcan countries,
and they do nolfuse the labor saving
machinery ($ucK as wc have in this
, Mr. Kilgore saw the need for pro
tecting our lands by terracing, grow
ing grass and putting the inaccessible
lands in forests after noting the con
dition of some soils over there. "We
don't want to wait as they did until
it is too late," he says