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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1924.
S. S. CONVENTION
HELD NEXT WEEK
The Macon County Sunday
School Association to Meet
at the Union Methodist
Church, July 22 and 23.
From officers of the Macon County
Sunday School Association comes the
information that all indications point
to a record-breaking atttedance -at
the Annual County Sunday School
Convention, which meets at Union
Methodist Church,' near Franklin, on
'Tuesday and Wednesday, July 22nd
;the prominent Speakers on
the proSNjwill be Miss Flora Davis,
of Raleigh7sociate Superintendent
a North Caroling Sunday School Asso
ciation, and Prof. D. W. Donaldson,
Washinton, N, .C, Director of Re
ligious Education, Washington Col
legiate Institute. During the. conven
tion these workers will discuss va
rious phases of Sunday School work.
As has been previously announced,
a pennant will be presented to the
Sunday School having present in the
- convention the largest number of
representatives sixteen years of age
or over,' based on the number of miles
'..from that particular church to the
churoji in which the convention 1 is
f --held. The contest is'cpen-to all Sun
day Schools in the county. The pen
vnant will be presented at the session
of the convention Wednesday after
noon. '- -'- '-.----
The full program for the convention
-. Tuesday night, July 22:
8:15 The Worship Period in the
Sunday School. Miss Flora Davis,
Raleigh, Associate Superintendent
North Carolina Sunday School Asso
ciation.' 8 :45-Song. . .
8:50 How to Get and Train Teach-
- ers and Officers. Prof. D. W. Donald
son, Washington, professor of Relis:
. ious Education, Washington Colleg
' 9:20-Announcements .
Wednesday Morning July 23:
10:45 Tests of. a Good Sunday
School. Prof. D. W. Donaldson.
11:20 Period of Business: Reports
of Comity and Township Officers;
. Appointment" of Committees; .Record
of Attendance. '
11:45 Our Common Task. Miss
12:15 Offering for Support' of
County and State Sunday School As
sociations. 12 :25 Announcements.
Dinner on the Ground. Everybody
come and bring a basket,
Wednesday Afternoon, July 23:
2 :C0 Devotional.
2 :f0VThe Most Important Work of
the Srfnday School :, Evangelism.
2:35 The Children: the Greatest
Responsibility 'of the Home and'the
Sunday School. Miss Flora Davis.
3:10 The Young People; How to
Hold and Teach Them in the Sunday
School. Prof. D. W. Donaldson.
3:40 Question and Discussion Pe-
riod. Everybody requested , to take
4 :00 Period of s Business : Reports
of a Committees' and Election of Of
ficers ; Presentation of Attendance
. 4:10 Adjourn.
Wednesday Night, July 23:
, 8:00 Devotional.
8 ;15 Teaching Missions and Tem
perance in the Sunday School. Prof.
D. W. Donaldson.
. 8:55 A Big Task for Big People.
Miss Flora Davis.
9:30 Adjourn. -Three
Things to Remember:
1. To bring a notebook and pencil
to the convention. "Aiotebook has
a good memory." '
; 2. To be on time at each session.
' The sessions will begin promptly at
the time giveir-on. the program.
3. That a 'pennant will be given to
Sunday SchooMiaving in the con--vention
the largejU number of repre
sentatives, sixteen years and over,
according to the number of miles
traveled. Records will be taken at
each 'session of the convention. The
pennant will be presented at the close
of fhe Wednesday afternoon session.
MISS KELLY HAS
A NEW POSITION
Distinguished Woman, ' Edu
v cator Quits Department of
Education to Join Co-Op-erative
Raleigh, N. C, July 1. Miss Eliza.
betlv Kelly, President of the North
Carolina Teachers Association, who
has held a high position in the State
Department of Education and is one
of the most prominent figures in the
educational work 'of North Carolina,
this week jbjned the field service
forces of the Tobacco Growers Co
operative Association ' as the head
of its new -department of women's
work. ' V
The tobacco association now has
1800 local units, or community organ
izations, in North Carolina, Virginia,
and. South Carolina, and Miss Kelly
will devote herself to the work of de
veloping . the.se- local organizations
and directing the increasing activities
and interest in co-operative market
ing of thex women on the tobacco
farms of the three states.
Miss Kelly, who was born and
reared on a North Carolina farm, has
spent her life in close touch with the
roil and the country people. Her
sympathies and affections are with
the country people and the spirit with
which she enters her ne.w work with
the Tobacco Growers Co-Operative
Association is evidenced by the fol
lowing letter stating why she has left
her high position with the Depart
ment of Education to aid the move
ment. for .cooperative marketing of
tobacco: . i
"Years of teaching and supervision
in rural schools have .kept me close
to farm people and their problems'.
No one knows better than I that as
a whole farmers desire opportunities
as good as any for their children and
for themselves. It. is largely a ques
tion of ability to pay the required
price.. With. them it is not so much
a question of ability and willingness
to produce wealth from the farm as
a question of . how to retain a fair
share of that wealth for the farm.
"There must be some way found
by which the farmer may not only
live himself but may become econom
ically . independent so as to insure
the products which all other classesJ
of people must use to live. An intel
ligent, system of , marketing points
the way to economic independence
for the farmer. With this indepen
dence will come good homes, good
schools, good churches and other
conditions that insure and perpetuate
the welfare of any rural community.
North Carolina is primarily an agri
cultural state . and primarily upon
agriculture must the state's welfare
- "It is one thing to boast of our
great agricultural wealth and quite
a different thing to realize that no
reasonable or just share of this
wealth is insured to the producers.
For -this reason I am ready to do
what I may to establish the princi
ples of co-operative marketing since
this seems to offer relief from condi
tions past and present which- tend to
keep in bondage a people that should
by all rights be more free than any
other class on earth."
Eastern Star Meeting.
There will be a regular meetfng of
Nequassa Chapter, No. 43,. Order of
the Eastern Star, Thursday evening,
July I7th. Special business and de
gree work. It is hoped that all mem
bers who can possibly attend will be
prescht. Meeting opens at . eight
o'clock . at Masonic Hall, Visiting
members of the Order are welcome.
The Resemblance. "
Several , old . college chronies had
been invited to dinner, a little reunion
at the home of a member of the class.
While they were enjoying some pre
liminary chat the host remarked:
"My brother George is going to-be
with us today."
"Let me see," said one of the
chums, "I know most of your folks,
But. 1' have never met your brother
George. Which side of the house
does he look like?"
"The one with the bay window," in
terposed the small boy of the family.
. now the foiw ojep id pave ABour . i uAi.i i il i i rrTfT r
'. WR W0NPERP- 60LDEN . LOCKS -AND llUW I IS THERE
-v crjS- WINDOW OPEN ? -
. . '"ms '. i M'mTdtm-1 fEEL a waft
IT COSTS TO RIDE
Secretary of State Licensed
285,000 Cars in YearGas
Burned in North Carolina
Raleigh, N. C, July 14, Not count
ing the cost of oils, repairs and
equipment, it cost automobile owners
and tourists in the State of North
Carolina $53,723,750.87 to operate their
mofor driven vehicles during the year
ended July .1,' 1924, according to a
compilation of figures obtained from
the - automobile department of the
secretary of state.
This amount includes the money
spent for gasoline at 23 cents per gal
lon; the state gasoline tax and the
license fees charged by the state.
During the year the "secretary of
state licensed 285,000 motor vehicles,
including 260,000 passenger ' cars,
25,000 trucks, and 1,400 motorcycle's
These 2,85,000 vehicles consumed, the
compilation shows, 198,992,770 gallons
of gasoline which netted the state a
tax of $3,979,855.40. r
. The gasoline burned in the running
of these passenger cars, trucks and
motorcycles and also tourists motor
vehicles cost $45,768,337.10, basing the
cost of gasoline at 23 cents per gal
lon, the average prevailing rate
throughout the state for the fiscal
year just ended. The addition of the
tax increased the cost to $49,748,192.50.
The income from the gasoline and
tax and the license fees for automo
biles brought the state the sum of
$7,955,513.77. The automobile fees
amounted, to $3,975,658.37, which was
$4,197.07 less, than the gasoline tax.
Good roads are responsible tor the
big increase in the purchase of motor
vehicles , as well as for the' big sum
expended for the operation of the
cars, it was said. The expenditures
increased considerably when the cost
of repair work, oils, tires and other
necessities are considered.
"Thcst.cady growth and consistent
earning! records of public utility
companies,'' says r the National. City
Company in its booklet, ''Mighty Ser
vants of Civilization," "have'' within
recent years begun to attract a sub
stantial portion of large sums avail
able for investment by insurance
companies, -banks and trust com
panies. At present time approximate
ly $2,000,000,000 is invested in public
utilitier by such institutions.
"Taking into consideration the 27,
000,1100 depositors in banks, of whom
half arc savings bank depositors, and
the 60,000,000 holden of life insur
ance policies, not overlooking!""' xf
course several million private owners
of public utility securities' practically
every individual in the United States
should be intimately concerned with
die prosperity of the public utility
industry. . .
'Public utility bonds are beginning
to be recognized as suitable invest
ments for savings banks; already the
laws of nine' important states, permit
their purchase by such institutions,
and the legislatures of many other
states. ai'e considering the enactment
of similar laws." . ' .
New Telephone System Be
ing Organized for Franklin
and Macon County Capi
tal To Be $25,000.
At a meeting held at the Court
House on July 12th, it was decided to
organize the Macon County Tele
phone Company. The par value of
shares will be $10.00 each. The com
pany will be capitalized at $25,000,
and authorizedto start business when
$5,000 has been paid into the treasury.
A committee was appointed to solicit
subscriptions for stock.
It is needless to dwell upon the
necessity for an adequate telephone
system for the county. The new
company will make arrangements
with the Bell Telephone Company to
connect with long distance phones;
When the new coinpan is ready for
business a subscriber may telephone
from his home to any part of the
An up-to-date-telephone system in
-Franklin will enable the farmers all
over the county to build connecting
lines and receive excellent service.
Get behind this movement. Let's
have an excellent telephone system
for the county. :
Rabun County Road Work
Getting Well Under Way
Rabun County is congratulating
herself that every project, that has
fecn asked for in the way of aid, eith
er State or Federal, is under way.
A party of ten surveyors , headed by
H. W. Morgan are camping at Lake
mont, preparatory to starting the sur
vey of the, hard surfaced road from
Talhilah Falls to the North Carolina
line. .They will begin at once the sur
vey which the Ordinary predicts, will
be finished' and the road laid but
within three months. At the con
clusion of the. survey the contract
will be let and work will begin on
Another party of surveyors are at
work - on" the-Chechcro road. - They
are headed by C. H. Faulkner. Other
members 6f the party are Messrs. J.
N. Richardson and W. K, Holt. :
The Clayton-Hiawassee road pro
ject has been let to Camp &Trammel,
who will begin work at once upon the
completion . of the.- highway from
.Clayton to Hiawassee. .
The Tempson creek bridge contract
has been let to J. S. Scott, who will
begin at once the erection of this
bridge and when the two last named
contracts have, been completed the
people of our neighboring county,
Towns, will have an outlet to the rail
road and a good highway.
Our Ordinary and those wjio have
assisted him are to be congratulated
on their success in having gotten
these aids in the making of the high
ways through the county, east and
west, and north and south, which
when completed wjU give us a splen
did nucleus of highways to which the
county will be able, to build lateral
roads and will' soon have a good sys
tem of roads. Clayton Tribune.
FAMES CAN BE
Mecklenburg County Agent
Believes That There Is a
Good Chance for Farmers
to Make Money.
Raleigh, ' N. C, July 12. "I know
that farming can' be made to pay if
done right for I have made money
each year," is the unqualified state
ment made to. County Agent Kope
Elias of Mecklenburg County by g,
F. Withers of that county. Mr. Elias
states that B. F, Withers would be
classed by some as a city farmer but
that he is doing the kind of fanning
of which any dirt farmer could well
aftord to be proud. ,In reporting on
a trip to the-Withers farm recently,
MY, Elias says ; ... ,2. J
"Five years ago his doctor told D.
F. Withers that he would have to get
out of his office if he wanted to live.
He therefore turned his attention to
the worn out farm of his childhood.
He bought a few cows, a car of lime,
sowed soybeans and cowpeas in the
summer and put in some crimson
clover and vetch for winter cover
crops. On a recent visit to this farm
found a field of oats that would
make an average of 60 bushels to the
acre. In anotfcr field, of eleven
acres alfalfa was about three feet
high. When Mr. Withers started to
improve this land it . would not pro
duce as much as ten bushels of corn
to the acre. Now it is one of the
most productive farms in JhS vicinity,"
Reports like this come to the State
College Extension division week af
ter week telling how the use of
legumes will improve the soil, bujU
up the fertility of the land, and help
to convert a worn-out farm into a
money making enterprise. Agrono
mists of the extension service state
that now is the time to- make plans
for sowing winter cover crops this
fall. Many farmers are making a
success of alfalfa and land can be
started this fall for planting to al
falfa later, .iome part of the farm
should be planted .to legumes each
year, state the extension agronomists.
Rates and Grade Changes.
No attempt should be made to solve
the grade crossing problem by grade
changes until other less costly meth
ods have been given a trial. There
are a quarter million grade crossings
in the United States, cost of eliminat
ing which would equal three-fourths
of appraised value of all railroads, or
in excess of fifteen billion dollars.
If in eliminating grade crossings,
railroads had to expend full amount
of the cost, or $15,000,000,000, it would
mean higher freight and passenger
rates. If the people had to spend
large sums for grade changes, higher
taxes would be inevitable. In either
event the people, and not the rail
roads, pay the bill.
Grade crossing accidents can be
prevented by less costly methods
.than'- grade changes. Requiring ve
hicle drivers to stop, look and listen
before crossing a railroad track is
just as effective as a grade change
and costs nothing.
In this connection, it is well to con
sider, the consequences as related to
rates " in compelling th " railroads' to
invest any large sutr for purposes
which would greatly i: rease the cost
of tli cir plant without screasing their
facilities or capacity to earn and
serve. Better for the public that un
productive or dead investments like
this be avoided and the money ex
pended for additional facilities and
Banks Make Good Showing.
The Press this week carries state
ments from the three banks in Ma
con County, all of which make excel
lent reports as will be seen by refer
ing'to them. ' ,- ' . ..''..''
This is usually regarded as a rather
lean time of the year with bank de
posits, as a -large amount of money
is drawn out to finance crops and va
rious business establishments.' 'Not
withstanding this the banks have
maintained good deposits during the
spring and summer and approach f ill
with hones for even better business.