FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1924.
GIVES A RECITAL
GEORGIA TO BASE
SYSTEM ON QURS
Will Follow North Carolina's
Example in Working Out
a State-Wide System of
Ashevillc, N. C, July 20.-North
Carolina's highway system, construc
tion and maintenance methods, will
be closely followed by Georgia in her
proposed road building program,
should the report of the joint high
way commission of that state to the
Georgia legislature be adopted, ac
cording to Representative Mann, of
Brunswick, Glynn County, who. is
chairman of the twin committee.
The Georgia solons, with Georgia
state highway officials .and North
Carolinians piloting them, arrived in
Asheville yesterday afternoon shortly
after 6 o'clock from Charlotte. They
were much impressed with the con
dition of the roads they have tra
versed in this state.
Mr. Mann, who in addition to beijig
chairman of the joint committee from
the senate and house of representa
tives of the Georgia legislature, is al
so jsponsor of the road building bill
now before the Georgia legislature.
It provides for a bond issue of forty
millions maturing in 27 yers, the
sum to be expended over a (ilriod of
five years at the rate of eight mil
Under this bill, the total sum
available for road construction, not
including ' maintenance, in the five
years period, would be in excess of
sixty millions, since considerable fed
eral aid would be provided, and the
counties are also allotted one million
annually from the state gasoline tax
for road construction apart from
The bond issue of forty millions
would be retired with the income de
rived from the state gasoline tax of
three cents and the license tax.
The 6nly criticism the Gef gia leg
ators had to offer on North Caro
lina's road building program was that
so great a sum of money was ex
pended in three years. The Georgians
believe that by spreading such a sum
over a period of five years much bet
ter results can be obtained, in sav
ings on interest and waste.
"We find the. North Caroliniatis
very optimistic, and especially proud
of their road system," Mr. Mann told
the Times. "And we all believe they
have reason to be proul of such an
achievement as theirs. Few states
have made such remarkable strides
forward in any period of history, and
on every hand we are told that all
the progress and prosperity dates
back to the'Jim'e when North Caro
lina began building good roads.
"Now it is up to. Georgia to get in
the procession, and we believe that
the bill now before the legislature
will receive favorable a:tion. In our
report to the legislature we will rec
ommend following closely the meth
ods usee! in North Carolina, financial
as well as for the actual construction
and maintenance." Asheville Times.
Only the Early Lambs
Return Profit to Grower
Raleigh,' N. C,, July 21. -"The pres
ent seasonal break in lamb prices is
nothing unexpected to the trade.
Western spring lamb has begun to
run freely and the public appetite
has turned more generally to young
chicken, which is tiow available in
"Every year tells the same story,"
says G.. P.. Williams, Sheep field agent
for the State College of Agriculture.
"This lesson itself should be. heeded
by those having lambs to" ship to
northern slaughter markets. Un
steadiness of the lamb market, with
progressive declines is just about cer
tain to come early in June if not ear
lier. "Eastern North Carolina can pro
duce an extra early lamb that may
be put into the market before prices
decline; but unfortunately feeding
conditions in the western part of the
state under present management have
made early lambing disastrous in a
majority of cases because the farmer
'has not provided adequate feed to
start the Iambs till the arrival of
-spring grass supplies this require
ment." The marketing of lambs is much
like the selling of a'ny other early
seasonal product states Mr, Williams.
If the producer does not take advan
tage" of seasonal earliness he must de
pend upon sheer bulk of product for
.his cash returns.
Large Audience Greets New
York SingerVat His First
Public Appearance Here
Last Friday Night.
A large and appreciative audience
from Franklin and the neighborhood
greeted the "first appearance ' of Mr.
Robert Armour in concert Friday
evening at the Court House.
Mr. Armour justified his reputation
as a singer of high attainments. His
flexible lyric tenor was shown to very
beautiful effect, and also his versa
tility in ttyle. He rendered, with ac
curacy and polish a well-chosen pro
gram, ranging from famous old clas
sics like Handel's Care Selve in sus
tained legato to most intricate mod
One of his most applauded numbers
was Brahm's (Sapphic Ode, a beautiful
piece of restrained poetic interpreta
tion of a great musical work. His
light modern songs" appealed with
great popularity, as .well as some
lovely Old English folk songs, and
some brilliant operatic numbers. .
Mr. Armour is jaccepting several
concert engagements, and Fraftklin
will look forward 10 frequent presen
tations of his artistic'musicianship.
He was ably accompanied by our
locl artist, Mrs. E. C. Kingsbery..
Makes Good Success in
Growing Red Clover
Lenoir, N. C, July , 21. That red
clover can be grown with success as a
hay and soil improving crop in Cald-.
well county has been successfully
demonstrated by H. P. Robinson, a
farmer of near Granite Falls reports
D. M. Roberts farm demonstration
agent for the State College Extension
Mr. Robinson has jNield of twenty
two acres to which he planted, corn
followed by crimson clover in the fall.
The crimson clover was turned under
and in the early spring of 1923, Mr.
Robinsorr sowed the field to a mix
ture of spring oats and red clover.
Just as soon as the oats would do for
hay, the field was.mowed and an av
erage of two tons of good hay, half
of which was red clover, was secured
per acre. Later in, the summer, he
harvested another cuttg of hay at
the rate of one ton per acre making
a total of threee tons per acre for
In addition to the hay secured, a
third growth covered the land and
made a splendid win'ter cover crop.
Then in early June of this year, Mr.
Robinson clipped the field . again
with the 22 acres again yielding hay
at the rate of two tons per. acre. At
this time it looks if there would be a
second crop of fine growth to be se
ared for hay. From this one sowing
M''. Robinson has already secured
five tons of hay per 'acre and some of
the best farmers from over in Cataw
ba County who hive seen the field
stated that they had never seen its
. According , to County Agent Rob
erts, it is expected that by the time
the season is over this year, a record
in hay production from this . field
will have been made that will com
pare most favorably yith any in the
Stale, "Good farming methods, thor
ough land preparation, and proper
'harvesting were largely responsible
for the success attending Mr. Robin
son's efforts," says Mr. Roberts.
Carson Chapel News.
Harvest is almost over and farmers
are planning for their vacation. .
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Frazier re
turned to their home at Gastonia,
N. C, last week, after spending sev
eral days here visiting friends and
Mr. Ralph Moore has a terrible
smile spread on his face. It's a girl.
Mr. Bernard Emory, who has been
making his home in the West for the
past several years, is visiting home
Rev. W. M. Smith filled his regular
appointment at Carson Chapel last
Misses Bessie and Lassie Emory
entertained in honor of their brother
Bernard Monday night. All present
reported a nice time. V
The annual district conference will
meet at Louisa Chapel beginning
Wednesday night and will close Sun
day. A large crowd is expected to
attend. JUNE BUG.
GAVE MM RIDE
Major Samuel H. McLeary
Killed by Two Strangers
He Picked Up, and His
Body Hid in Woods.
Cherawi S. C, July 20.-The slain
body of Major Samuel H. McLeary,
U. S. army officer, was found in a
patch of woods near here, one of the
confessed murderers directing offi
cers to the hiding place.
.Mortimer N. King, a young man
living near Canton, N. C, where he
was arrested, told a most gruesome
story hi how he and a companion,
given a motor ride by the major, shot
him to death, throwing his body over
board, and taking his personal effects
and aptomombile to a place near Can
ton where the car was found wrecked.
King's companion, known to the po
lice, is missing from his home near
Union, S. C, and is believed headed
for the west.
The army officer was missing two
weeks before his car was found near
King's home. King admitted being a
deserter.,from the army and navy.
Robbery, he said, was the motive of
The trial of King will take-place in
A clever piece of detective work on
the part of City Editor Subert Hollo
way of the Asheville Citizen is said
to have led to King's arrest and con
fession. Major McLeary, when slain was en
route, under orders, from one army
post to another. He was a native of
v PROFIT ON CORN
. 'i ' :
Raleigh, N. C., July 2.1. Corn raised
on land that will produce forty bush
els per acre will cost around 70 cents
per bushel to produce charging for
man labor at 30 cents per hour. If
sold as corn on the, farm at $1.00 per
bushel there is a profit of 30 cents
per bu?hel, or $12.00 per acre.
When '.his corn is properly supple
mented with balancing feeds and fed
to. hogs ; the hogs sold at $8.25 per 100
pounds, delivered at the farm, and the
cost. f the supplemental feeds 'then
deducted, the returns for corn will be
about $1.30 per bushel. The profit
per bushel' 'is thereby doubled, and
the plant food value of about 15 cents
per bushel, will remain on the farm,
thus paying handsomely for the
trouble of selling the corn in this way.
When fed to hogs we' have a per
acre profit of $24.00 and a return per
hour for human labor devoted to pro
ducing the corn of slightly over. $1.00
or $10.00 per ten-hour day. This is
one of the reasons why properly fed
live stock is more profitable than the
customary method of figuring shows,
states W. W. Shay, Swine Extension
Specialist, for the State College of
WHEELER TO RUN
Montana Senator Will Run
for Vice-President on the
Ticket Headed by Senator
Washington,' D. 'C, July T9. Sena
tor Burton K. Wheeler, of Montana,
democratic prosecutor of the senate
Daugherty '"" committee, today ' an
nounced his acceptance of second
place on the independent presidential
ticket headed by Senator Robert M.
Although he previously had de
clared'5 he would not accept such a
designation, Mr. Wheeler yielded and
reversed his decision after, he had
been urged to do so by Senator La
Follette and by several of his prin
cipal advisers. ,
A special committee from the
group of LaFollette followers in con
ference here called on the Montana
senator' yesterday and formally ten
dered him the endorsement of the
conference for the vice-presidncy. He
promised to reply today and he did so
soon, after he readied his office.
Efforts to get Senator Wheeler on
the ticket were suddenly renewed
yesterday after the, national commit
tee had assembled here to select a
candidate and map out campaign
plans and the Daugherty investiga
tion prosecutor promised a definite
answer within 24 hours.
It generally had been supposed that
Mr. Wheeler had eliminated himself
from consideration, but Senator La
Follette appealed to him personally to
change his mind, and a delegation
called on him with word that the
committee, instructed by the .Cleve
land convention which agreed to sup
port LaFollcttc's candidacy to en
dorse a vice-presidential candidate,
was unanimous in desiring his name
on tlie ticket.
Committee members were a bit af
sea as; to where they would turn for
a nominee should Senator Wheeler
decline to run. )
The Tii'ional committee. i:i addition
to . disposing, of the vice-presidential
liuestio':, -had a, number of pressing
campaign 'problems'' to -work out to
day, among them the question of fi
nance. . '
W. M. U. Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Baptist
Women's Missionary Societies was
held with the ' Burniiigtown Baptist
Church in an all-day session July 18th.
Reports of the last year's work and
plans for. the new year were dis
cussed. A special feature of the day's
program was a demonstration of the
Sunbeam Band of lotla.
Mrs. Randolph, of Dry son City,
represented our State, with a talk on
$75,000,000 campaign achievements.
All will be sorry to learn that Miss
Bertha Moore will not be able to
serve another year as Superintendent.
Mrs. A. J. Smith was elected to serve
until Miss Moore can return. The
women accepted the cordial invita
tion from the .church at Coweta to
meet there next July, The hospitality
of the" Burningtowii people was very
John W. Davis Turns Over
Details to Clem Shaver and
Other Party Workers Is
New York, N. Y June 18. Having
selected his campaign manager, Clem
L. Shaver,, of West Virginia, and
fixed August 11 as the date for his
formal notification, John W. Davis"
was speeding northward today along
the rockbound coast of Maine in
search of solitude in which to study
out his address accepting the demo
cratic presidential nomination.
His destination is Seven Hundred
Acres Island, off Rockland, the sum
mer home of Charles Dana Gibson,
whose guests he and Mrs. Davis will
be for the next ten days. Returning
to New York at the end of that time,
he will put his address in writing
before departing for Clarksburg, W.
Va., where the notification ceremo
nies will be held, probably on the
lawn of . his sister's home.
In determining upon August 11th
as the date of his official not:ritation
of the action of the New York con
vention, Mr. Davis has elected to fire
the first broadside of the 1924 cam
paign, at Least so far as the two major
political parties are concerned.
President Coolidge will not be no
tified formally of his nomination un
til a wek after the exercises at
Clarksburg. Both ceremonies JL will
take place at night, so that the vast
radio audience over the country may
listen in without interruption.
During his stay at the Gibson home
Mr. Davis will not devote his time
wholly to work. There will be fre
quent founds of golf and the nomi
nee may try his hand at deep sea
fishing. That would be sport in
rough and choppy seas, but Mr. Davis
is what is known as a good sailor,
having known' the agonies of sea
sickness but once in his life.
With Mr. Shaver now actively on
the job, the nominee has laid aside,
for theime being, at least, the cares
of campaign organization. He has no
engagement to confer with party
leaders while in Maine, but' will, of
course, receive any who may call
Mr. Davis is accompanied by his
close friend and confidential adviser,
Frank L. Polk, under secretary of
state in the Wilson administration,
and they have discussed political
matters during part of the trip, but
Mr. Polk is making the journey to
join Mr. Polk and the children, who
are spending the summer at Dark
TAKE CARE OF THE
Raleigh, N. C, July 21. Much val
uable information has been given, to
poultry producers relative to the
value of culling the flocks, how done,
and the time when it should be done.
Before the summer is oyer, farmers
who are awake o the value of this
work will not fail to look after the
marketing of. the culls, and surplus
spring' chickens and will keep only
those that will be profitable for egg
production this fall and winter.
"Then," says V. W. Lewis, Live
stock Marketing Specialist, "don't
forgets that ... the Sta'.o Division , of
Markets is intense! ' interested in
this Poultry and 1 g Marketing
project. If you haven' i poultry club
in your community, jrganize one.
Get other clubs orgai.ized and unite
your efforts to make up a carlot of
poultry for sale, When you do this,
your market is any point in the
United States where the most money
can be had. Until you do this, your'
market will be largely local and at
the mercy of some huckster or local
"It is well to patronize local mar
kets and we advise that you do not
overlook them, but arty wise class of
producers will have to look beyond
his home town and community for
even a sniall surplus of products. It
may be the small surplus that breaks
the market if you arc not. prepared
to dispose of it wisely.
'. The .carlot marketing of poultry
takes care of this surplus, in a very
satisfactory way, paying you market
price at the car floor. Try it on your
surplus this summer."