BE AGAIN UNITED
Huge Vote Cast for Union by
Southern General Confer
enceMust Pass Southern
Conferences by 2-3 Vote.
Chattanooga, Tenn., July 4. The
proposal for organic union of the
Methodist Episcopal Church and the
Methpdist Episcopal Church, South,
"was approved .late today by the gen
eral conference, of the Southern
Church in special session here. It
now goes to the annual conferences
for ratification. ' :
The two-thirds majority for adop
tion had been polled when 277 votes
hud been cast and the clerk had
nearly 100 more delegates to poll.
The Methodist Episcopal general
conference aT Sprinfield, Mass., re
cently accepted the proposal and or
dered it submitted to its annual con
ference in 1925 if the Southern gen
eral conference should act favorably.
The official vote was 297 to 75.
Should two-thirds of the members
of the Southern conferences ratify
the proposal the next step would be
a meeting of the bishops of the two
churches as one body to notify their
respective general conferences of
ratification of the union.
They 'also would call upon the two
conferences to meet in joint session
in the same session.
The regular general conference of
the northern church not meeting
again until 1923, a special conference
probably would be called in May.
1926, when tile regular general con
ference of the Southern church will
be in session., ,
The conference adopted a resolu
tion requesting the annual confer
ences of 1925 be' directed to vote upon
ratification of the union.
Another resolution, requesting the
annual conferences that when they
vote on ratification that it be done by
secret ballot, was adopted.
, The conference adjourned sine die
at 6:33 P. M., after adopting routine
resolutions and approving the min
utes of the session.
Should the merger become effec
tive it would unite into one body ap
proximately 7j000,000 Methodists in
the country and heal a breach that
has existed since separation in 1844.
Many Promising Forage
Crops Introduced in U. S.
Hungarian vetch is one of the many
promising forage crops introduced in
the United States by the Department
of Agriculture. First importations of
seed were made in 1905, but it was not
until ll.'12 that the straiit being devel
oped al. the picsent time was brought
over from Fiance. The crop has been
most extensively tested in the Pacific
Coast , States, vhere it is especially
well r.dupted, but it has also done
well in experimental tests in the
Southern States. It? winter hardi
ness, resistance to aj liicls, good seed
habits, and tdaptatio-n to poorly
drained lands make it. desirable for
extended trial throiiphout the Cotton
Belt the department believes.
Hungarian vetch is much less viny
than common vetch or hairy vetch;
One of its most striking character
istics is its ability to grow on heavy
wet lands and still produce a fair
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crop, vvnue tnere nave neen no
feeding tests to determine the relative
value of Hungarian vetch as, com
pared to other vetches and hays,
dairy cows at the experiment station
at Corvalis, Oreg., have consumed it
readily. The crop also makes a good
pasture and is valuable "as a greep.
manure crop. ,
Hungarian, vetch should be sown in
the fall in all regions having mild
winter conditions. This means sow
ing about the first of September ire
the Southwestern States. In western
'Oregon and Washington the best
seeding time is with the first fall
rains (luring September and October.
In regions' having severe winters
however, fall planting is impractical
and planting made as early in the
spring as the ground can be worked
will give the best results. Seed is
being produced in western Oregon
and at present this is the only place
where it is being grown. The United
;States Department of Agriculture has
.at present none of this seed for gen
eral distribution. -
DIED THIS VEEK
Calvin Coolidge, Jr., 16-Year
Old Son of President, Died
Last Monday Night From
Washington, D. C, July 7. Calvin
Coolidge, Jr., son of the President,
died tonight'at Walter Reed Hospital
of blood poisoning. ''
-President and Mrs. Coolidge, Who
had maintained constant vigil at the
hospital, were at his bedside, hopeful
and cheering and comforting to their
son to the last
The tfdttttame after the boy ha'd
battled witfV4he utmost bravery and
fortitude for five days against a dis
ease which had racked his body with
pain and sappjd the reserve strength
of his frail constitution.
Three sinking spells Sunday night
brought him to the point of death. A
slight rally Monday gave slight hope,
but soon thereafter he began to lose
ground and he never rallied again.
A sinking spell,' the fourth he had
suffered in twenty-four, hours,
brought death, notwithstanding the
use of oxygen and other restoratives
the courage which had withstood
crisis after crisis and had beaten off
death repeatedly," was unable to meet
the final attack. The collapse began
at 6:30, and he gradually sank into
eternity. He died at 10:30 o'clock.
The infection., developed from a
broken blister on the right foot, in
curred during a tennis match with his
brother John on the White House
courts last Monday. At first paying
no attention to it, the youth devel
oped an alarming condition by
Wednesday night and physicians were
The poison, however, once started,
had spread so rapidly that medical
skill was without avail. A number of
specialists were called to act with
White House physicians on the case
and a desperate fight for life was
made by the boy, who struggled in
great pain and with high fever.
The natural strength of a boy of
16, which was counted on as the most
powerful resisting force to the creep
ing poison, was unable to meet the is
sue, and after having fought a brave
but losing fight, he succumbed.
Barley Good Crop
For Western Carolina
.,' Raleigh, N. C, July 7. "During , the
past few years some of the small
grain growers of the Piedmont sec
tion, particularly in Davie, Rowan'
and Davidson , counties have become
interested in the production of bar
ley, largely as a feed for dairy cat
tle," says Dr. R. Y. . Winters, plant
breeding agronomist for the State
College of Agriculture. "The' crop
with which barley competes most is
oats. Some of the growers who pre
fer barley to oats claim that they get
better grazing from the barley and
can still save a crop of seed. Others
are growing barley because it is con
siderably more hardy in winter than
oats. The Division of Agronomy
started some work three years ago
to study1 the varieties of barley suited
to the Piedmont secti jri and to com
pare their yield with that of oats.
More than fifty varieties were tested
y.nd one of the best strains in the
test proved to be one selected by the
Tennessee Experiment Station at
Knoxville, This is a very uniform
strain of hooded barley which ma
tures early. Last year the Piedmont
Branch Station secured a considerable
quantity of the best seed of this
pedigreed strain and has increased it
to supply the farmers of the Pied
"During the, past season, when
most of the winter oats were killed
the Tennessee strain of barley stood
up well, in fact a splendid crop was
saved from this variety. In this con
nection it should be mentioned that
on the average, barley has not pro-
as oats. For this reason growers
that are now producing oats success
fully are . not advised to change to
barley unless they have already tried
barley and feel that it is better adapt
d far their purpose than oats. The
results of recent tests indicate that
barley will not produce quite as- much
food value per acre as oats."
FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, JULYJl,
County Baptist Association
Meets With the Watauga
Baptist Church, Friday and
Saturday, August 29-30.
Below is given the provisional pro
gram for the annual meeting of the
Macon County Baptist Association to
be held with the . Watauga Baptist
Church, Friday and Saturday, August
29 and 30, 1924.
Friday, August 29th:
11:00. Introductory Sermon Rev.
Geo. Cloer, West's Mill.
12:00. Adjournment for dinner.
1:00. Devotional. '
1 :15. Organization Enrollment of
delegates; election of officers; intro
duction of, visitors; appointment of
2:00. Report on Periodicals Rev.
W. T. Potts,' Highlands. "
2:30. Report on Temperance Rev.
G. A. Cloer, West's Mill.
3:00. Report on State of Churches
J. M. Carpenter, Franklin.
'3:30. Report on Ministerial Relief-2
Rev. J. B. Stallcup, Franklin.
4:00. Miscellaneous business. Ad
Saturday, August 30th :
9:45. Report on Hospital Rev. D
C. McCoy, Franklin;
10:00. Report on Orphanage R. M.
Ledford, Franklin. .
10:15. Report on B. Y. P. U. Mrs.
Ailiert Ramsey, Franklin.
10:30. Report on Sunday Schools
Rev. Judsou Smith, Tellico.
li:()0; Baptist World Wide'Work
Rcv. A. J. Smith, Franklin,
i 1.2:00. Adjournment for dinner.
. 1 :0(i. Devotional. ' '
1;15.- Report on Education Rev. J.
R. Petulergrass, Franklin. .
1:45. Report on State Missions A.
J. "Sm'th, Franklin. Report on 'Home
Missions Rev. W'. L. Bradley. 'Etna.
Report' on" Foreign "Missions Rev. .'A.
S. Solesbee, Franklin.
2:45. Report on W. M. U.-Mrs. A.
J.' Smith. ' : ' :
3:15. Miscellaneous business.
Adjournment at will.
Prepared and submitted by Execu
tive Committee of Macon County
Baptist Association. u
Installs New Officers
At the last regular meeting of
junaluskee Lodge No. 145, A. F. &
A. M the following newly elected
officers were installed.:
Ed Carpenter, Worshipful Master.
George Dean, Senior Warden.
Frank I. Murray, Junior Warden.
John C. Wright, Treasurer;
Henry W. Cabe, Secretary.
Alvah Petarce, Senior Deacon.
Frank Bryson, Junior Deacon. ,
C D. Baird, J; W. Roper, Stewards.
J. Steve Porter, Tiler.
The Federal Government Is
Now Owner of More Than
350,000 Acres of Forests in
Western North Carolina.
Within the last ten years the Uni
ted States government has bought
350,000 acres" of forest lands ' in the
mountains of North Carolina at about
six dollars per acre or a total price
of approximately $2,000,000 according
to H. M. Curran, Forester with the
Extension Division of the State Col
lege of Agriculture. One hundred
such purchases, be says, would be
equal to the total area of the State.
These lands are estimated to be
worth at Jeast $9 pe,r acre.
The Federal government spends
about 8 cents each year for the pro
tection and administration of these
woods and the business connected
With them, while, the growth on each
acre is worth 60. cents per year, Mr.
Curran says. These forests, he as
serts, will net the United States
Treasury $500,000 to $1,000,000 every
ten, years, managed in the present
crude manner, while if properly treat
ing with at last 50 cents per year
spent on each acre, double this reve
nue can be expected and all risk from
The' forests of Saxony (400.000
acres) since 1890 have produced a net
revenue of $4,000 per acre per year or
$1,6CC000 gross annually, he said, and
pointed out that North Carolina tim
ber grows faster than that of Saxony
and that it is worth as much in the
forest and can be marketed as readily.
."If the United States government,
the government of Saxony'and many'
other governments, including . France, j
Italy, Norway, Sweden, and, even -the
nes can make money from
forest lands, why can not North
Carolina?" asks Forester Curran.
"We have the spectacle of the State
spending $50,000,000 "economically In
road building, why not a companion
spectacle of managing two to five
million acres of forest land economi
cally as ail object lessen to the own
ers of 30,000,000 acres of forest land,
the present forest area of this State.
Our revenue would range from five to
twenty million dollars annually." .,
Macon County Methodist
Sunday School Convention
The Macon County Methodist Sun-'
day School Convention will meet at
Iotla Methodist Church next Satur
day, July 12th. .
Bishop Collins Denny and four
other good speakers will be on the
There will be a barbecue dinner
served at noon.
The Iotla Church CKtends an invi
tation to the public to attend this
DECLARE WAR ON
RATS IN COUNTY
Proclamation Sets Aside One
Week for Campaign Be-.
gins Monday, July 14th,
Ends July 19th.
Whereas, It is estimated that a'
county the population of Macon has
di yAiiiiaicij' -n,wuu iaia, dim cdiu
rat costs the tax'payers the sum of
$1.82 per year, making the total an
nual bill, due to their presence in our
county, of $72,000'.
Whereas, The Agricultural Depart
ment of the United States has- pro
mulgated and recommended a plan
for rat extermination as demonstrated
by Miss Ann Mae Wrright.
Now, therefore, we, A. B. Slagle,
Chairman Board County Commission- '
ers, :vnd R. D. Sisk, Mayor Town of
Franklin, and J. V. Arrendale, Agri
cultural Demonstration Agent, do
hereby set aside a period of six days
from July 14th to July 19th to be ob
served as RAT KILLING DAYS, and
request that the people of Macon
County co-operate in the observance
of these days by the use of Barium
Carbonate or other means of effec
tively destroying these pests and sav
ing to ourselves the large amount
which their depredations costs us
This. July 8th. 1924.
A. B. SLAGLE,
Chmn. Board of Co. Commissioners.
R. D. SISK,
Mayor Town of Franklin.
County Agent. ,
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
To one teaspoonful of Barium Car
bonate powder mix with three or four
teaspoonsful of any food a rat will
eat. .uch as meat, fish, cheese, tereal,
fruit, vegetables, etc;' For absolute
results, use three kinds of bait mixed
separately and continue with which
ever they prefer for several nights
until rats disappear.
In using where fowls or animals are
apt to get the poison, put the food
in a small box, cover with large heavy
box with holes on either side, large
enough for rats to enter. Place these
boxes in runs at night and remove
each morning. Keep fowls, dogs and
cats away from bait.
Barium Carbonate is inexpensive
and can be secured at drug, hardware
and general stores in town and all
stores throughout the county.
Rewards and Prizes Offered.
A cash prize of $7.50 will be given
to the person bringing in the largest
number of rat tails, and a cash prize
of $5,00 for the second largest number
and a cash prize of $2.00 for the third
largest number. 5c each will be paid
for first two hundred tails.
Rat tails should be .-brought to tlf?
Sheriff's office in. the Court House
fVi'rv nftprniinn hptvvi'i'ii the hours nf
5 and ( o'clock. At t'.c end of the
"Rat Killing Week" th. 'ecord will be
tabulated and the wi;: ers published
in the paper, and the l :,vn and coun
ty will award the c h prizes' as
TO THE FARMERS
OF MACON COUNTY
I think we ought to let. our 'demon-'
strator have our poultry on sale days
and not let some one else have it, .
because he bids one cent more on the
pound. We may get it and we may
not get it. Our demonstrator is and
has done all he can for us, and we
ought to stick to him. . We must re
member that through his efforts we
are getting a great deal more for our
poultry than we ever have .hereto
fore. We also get cash for it. and
we can buy things where we please.
So let's all think of these things. To
gether we stand and divided' we fall.
JAMES J. SMITH