FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST-1 , 1924.
II If hr4
ALL PUCES BUT
Industrial Curtailment Her
alds a Business Readjust
ment, Declares the Federal
Washington, D. C, July 26. An
important readjustment business
conditions characterised! decreases'
in industrial1 and trade activity and
lower prices was declared by the Fed
eral Reserve board to be under way
throughout the United States.
The board called attention to re
duced earnings by industrial workers
with a consequent curtailment in
their buying power and sharp de
creases in production. The lowered
prices have carried to every com
modity except food which remains
"The considerable expansion of
production during the early months
of 1924," the 'board said,s"was fol
lowed by, important curtailment in
certain industries, in response, to a
lessened volume of current purchases
and, a hesitancy on the part of the
manufacturers in placing forward or
ders. In fact, "there has been in re
cent months a larger decrease in
production of certain' commodities
than in their current consumption,
and in consequence stocks of these
commodities have been reduced.
"The recession i.n business activi
ty has slumped since April by a de
creased demand for commercial purT
poses and this, together with the
continued inflow of gold imports, has
brought about an unusual ease in the
money market. The decrease in the
volume of commercial borrowing,
however, has been less than the ad
ditional purchases of investments by
commercial banks so that the total of
member-bank credit in use not only
is larger than at the beginning of
the year, but larger than in any pre
AQUONE ROAD WORK
Harley Yonce, we learn, will com
plete his .contract on the road from
Valley River Gap, at the Cnerokee
County. line, to the Morgan Cut, this
week. W. C. Sandlin, engineer who
surveyed the road, went over it last
week and found that the work done
on that portion had been done ac
cording to survey and contract.
For some reason R. L. Bajrrett and
W. L. Davis have not been working
any the past week on their p
of the, road from Morgan, Cut td
tahala Bridge, but we presume
will finish it by the first of Septer
ber, that being the date for the com
pletion of the road. They have about
one mile of entirely new road to
build, which is about completed.
When finished it will be a fairly good
road and one that we will all be
proud of. Andrews! News. ,
Please remember the Farmers'
Picnics next week and note the dates
and places as shown below:
August 4th Smith's Bridge At the
spring near the home of Mrs. Geo.
August 5th Cartoogechaye In the
grove near the home of Mrs. Arthur
August 6th Cowee Iotla Schbd!
August 7th Mill
Springs. ' .
August 8th Ellijay T. B. HNgdon's
August 9th Sugarfork Tils
A good program has been planned
and good speakers secured. It is
hoped that every farmer thatpossibly
caiv spare the time will carry his
family to one of these picnics. The
day's outing, the ' associatfon with
the neighbors, and the speaking, will
all do you good. If you do fiat be
lieve it, just try it this year', i
Score of People and 7,000
Cattle Die from Disease in
'Mississippi, Tennessee and
Memphis, Tenn., July 29. Federal,
state'and county forces joined hands
today in a concerned effort to check
the spread of anthrax in Mississippi,
Tennessee and Arkansas, where more
than a score of persons are reported
to have died of the disease which has
also taken a toll of approximately
7,000 head of livestock.,
Plans for a vigorous campaign
against the disease were formulated
at a conference of representatives of
the three states, who -met here yes
terday with representatives of fhe bu
reau of animal industry of the United
States department of agriculture and
the city of Memphis.
Reports made by representatives
at the congress indicated that a total
of fifty counties in Mississippi, Ten
neseee, and Arkansas already are in
fected, with grave danger of the dis
ease spreading to other counties un
less prompt action is taken.
Governor Henry L. Whitfield, of
Mississippi, said. 25 counties in that
state had infected herds and that
about 16 persons had ded. Six
deaths have been officially reported.
Arkansas reported twenty infected
counties, with a death list of six 'or
eight persons and a loss of 2,000 or
more head of livestock.
Five counties in Tennessee are in
fected, the state veterinarian report
ed, but no deaths have resulted in
this state, so far as is known.
Senator McKellar, of Tennessee,
who attended the conference, sent a
telegram to Secretary Henry C. Wal
lace, of the United States. department
of agriculture, last night, urging the
aid of the 'department in the cam
paign against the disease.
What Ten Million Fords
Mean to the Southland
: Close on the heels of the Ford Mo
tor Company's recent announcement
of the production of the ten mil
lionth Ford, comes the information
that during the first six months of
1924 over a million Fords were, built
Just what this means to the South
is strikingly shown by the fact that
during the past year the Ford Motor
Company purchased in the South ma
terials totaling over, $41,300,000. while
the Atlanta plant on Ponce de Leon
Avenue buys in Atlanta alone over a
quarter of a million dollars worth of
Cotton, the staple product of the
South, run? second only to steel in
value, five million dollars worth of
woven cotton, and three million dol
lars of raw and waste cotton being
purchased during the period men
tioned. , . , :;
Steel tops the list, with a figure
well over, twenty-three mlilion dol
lars,, and other contributions of the
Sunny South to this monumental in
dustry range from "sulphuric acid to
sponges-and fire brick.
.....These.. figures take ; into, consider
tion only materials purchased direct
,6y the Ford Motor Company and does
not include raw material purchased
by t!:c .Company's suppliers to be fab
ricated and put into assemblies prior
to shipping to the Ford . Motor
Another item of interest is the fact
that each working day in the year
an average of forty-two freight cars
are loaded and unloaded' at the At
lanta plant, keeping one entire train
crew busy practically all ; the time.
In keeping with the high standard
, of efficiency in other departments,
the cars are unloaded on one side and
immediately , loaded on the other,
us eliminating switching and ob
viating the possibility of delay due
to lack of rolling equipment.
Attend the Farmers' Picnics- next
week irid make your plans and final
arrangements for making the trip.
Sep County Agent Arrendale for full
sv tx err-'
Short News Items of Local
and Personal Interest To
Our People Gathered Dur
ing the Past Week.
Ms. Robt, Stamey, of Prentiss, was
a visitor in Franklin last Monday.
Miss Ailie Caler, from Nantahala,
was in Franklin shopping one day
the first of this week.
. Rev. and Mrs. R. H. Daugherty, of
Winston-Salem, N. C, spent a few
days here last week visiting relatives.
Mr. F. S. Johnston, Jr., and family,
of Plant City, Fla., are visiting rela
tives in Franklin. - .
Mrs. J. W.' Reynolds, of Albany,
Ga., arrived here the first of this
week for a visit with relatives.
Mr. Lewis Angel left last Saturday
for Haines City, Fla., after spending
a few days with his family here.
'' Mr. T. B. Higdon, Jr., of Atlanta,
Ga., spent the last week end with
Mr. and Mrs. John Leach, of An
drews, spent last Sunday with rela
Mr. W. M. Morrison, of West's
Mill, was in town on business last
Saturday. ' . '
Mr. E. B. McCollum, of Proctor,
X. C, spent the last week end here.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Deitz and Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne McCracken of Sylva,
spentlast Sufiday here.
Mr. G.' W. Grindstaff spent last
Friday in Sylva.
Rev. Geo. Goer, of West's Mill,
was in Franklin last Monday.
The annual Silqr Family Reunion
will be heUl at the home of Mr. C. W.
Slagle, on Cartoogechaye, -Thursday,
Corporation Commissioner. W. T,
'Lee', with' his wife and daughter, mo
tored over and spent a few hours, in
our city last Friday. -''
Mr. Lee- Butch, of Xantahala.'-was
was in Franklin on business a .short,
time, last Friday. - .
Mr. R.' C. Brown, of Buck Creek.,
Clay County,: spent, a. couple of . days
with friends here last week. .
Mr. W. Fi Curtis spent the' last
week end with' his family here.
Mr. Paul West spent the last week
end with home: folks here.
Mr. A. L. Loeb left last week for
his home in Atlanta, after spending
some time here with the General
Mica & Clay Co.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Xewman and
family left last Saturday for their
home at Grand Rapids, Mich., after
spending a few days' here with Mrs.
Newman's sister, Mrs. W. W. Mc
Connell. They traveled by automa
bile, returning by way of Washing
ton and other points of interest in
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Robt. T,
Bryson, on Friday, July 25th, a fine
girl, Mattie Pearl Bryson.
Spend your money witri your home
merchants. They help pay the taxes,
keep up the schools, build roads, and
make this community worth while.
You witl.flnd the advertising of the
best ones, in the Press.
Plans Will Be Made in Ashe
ville Next Saturday For
Marketing the Apples of
Asheville, N. C, July 29.-Plans for
marketing the bumper crop of apples
anticipated in Western North Caro
lina this season, will be made at a
meeting of the Western North Caro
lina Apple .Growers Society in this
city August 2nd.
The society, composed of leading
apple growers in the mountain sec
tion of the State, will also make
plans for extensjyely advertising the
apples of Western North Caroliqa in
competition with apples grown in the
West and elsewhere.-
The meeting here will be held in
the Chamber of Commerce hall at
10:30 o'clock, Saturday, August 2nd.
One of the matters of business will
be the election of a director to take
the place of the late Col. Robert P
Johnson, who - recently died in this
city. - '
A vice-president is also to be
elected for the society, Colonel John
son's .death creating a vacancy there
also. In addition to this the society
will adopt its new constitution and
The society will make arrange
ments for , putting on a display of
apples at the State Fair and at the
Made in Carolisas Exposition this
fall. Phns will also be considered
for organizing apple week"' in this
Bobbed Hair Will Not
Ruin Women, Jimison Says
Spencer. N. C, July 28. "It . will
take more than a pair of shears to
luin the goo'l women of this country
and send them to hell," declared
Rev. Tom 1', Jimison , iu a sermon
before.. a large congregation at the
First. Methodist-Church here Sunday
when -, the pastor discussed bobbed
hair and other, things under, a gen
eral theme of "Intolerance." Neither
will shorts skirts or long skirts ruin
the women, he said.It will also take
more than the dance hall or the
swimming hole to wreck the purity
of the women of this country, ac
cording to the declarations of Mr.
Jimison. He has too strong faith in
the women to believe any such stuff,
declaring that" intelligence, integrity
and character art the requisites for
teaching school, Mr,. Jimison. criti
cised the local school -board" for. 're
quiring applicants to state whether,
or not they wear bobbed hair. He
stated that they might as well re
quire them to go back to the styles
of a few decades ago and- require
them to wear hoop skirts and panta
lettes. Charlotte Observer. '.
The following announcement was
received by friends here this' week:
"Mrs. Eliza Kelly, of Franklin,
North Carolina, announces the mar
riage of her .daughter, Lassie, to
James Kerr Cunn;ngham, on Friday,
July the fourth, nineteen hundred
Reports Carried to the Island
From North Carolina by
Road Delegation Enthuse
The system by which the State of
North. Carolina built its highways is
held up as an example for the Cuban
government to follow in a recent edi
torial in the Havana Evening News,
one of the American newspapers
published in Hav.ana, . Cuba. The
editorial which was based largely on
reports received from th Cuban del
egates to the Pan-American Roads
conference touring the United States
is as .follows, in part : .
"North- Carolina made a $50,000,000
bond issue three years ago. The
money was, not handed over to poli
ticians, it was paid to road workers,
and the roads were built. The dele
gates to the Pan-American Road
Congress now touring the United
States, say that the North Carolina
system be,ats all other states when
it comes to comparing the length of
time that the road work has been
going on and the results that have
"North Carolina, is not as big as
Cuba. It has not the population
equal to Cuba, North Carolina does
not have the crop valuations that
Cuba can show. Why should not
Cuba be able to do what that state
has done and more?
"There is not as much land left
open for development in North Car
olina that would increase so greatly
in .value as there is in Cuba. There
ar not the possibilities of increas
ing production in North Carolina as
there are in Cuba. A system of godd
roads in Cuba would attract many
times more visitors in the winter
than have been attracted to North
Carolina to remain an indefinite
Trie editorial then goes on to say
that Cuba would profit materially by
following the plan of North Caro
lina in its road building scheme and
points out the many ways that the
money so expended would be- doubly
repaid to the. country. It counter
mands the fear of some people that
the politicians would get the money
by saying that "It is not to be ex
pected that some persons would not
make a financial profit, but the bene
fist to the people as a whole would
far offset any such personal gains.
The editorial then calls attention
to the improvement of educational
facilities that came to North Carolina
as a result of good roads which ena
bled the children at great distances
to attend schools of high standing
and emphasizes that such is what
"The real work of building the
roads will bring more profits to the
people who are piking along in lit
tle deals than they ever thought of,"
says the writer. "It is the big oppor
tunities that count, and the little fel
lows now getting small sums could
go after the big business, and at the
same time give the country some
thing for Its money."
The writer" urges the people of
Cuba to follow such a plan as that
.of this State so that all may be well
benefitted in many ways. He con
cludes. 'by saying "Cuba must have
good roads like. North Carolina."
County and Township
The Democratic C inty Conven
tion is hereby called ! meet in ihe
Court House in Fran. Uin, on Satur
day, the loth day of August, F)24, at
2 o'clock P. M., at which convention
the county ticket will be nominated,
other than those who have been nom
inated at a Primary heretofore called,
and their nomination to be confirmed.
The Democrats of each voting pre
cinct in the County, in each Town
ship will hold a convention on Sat
urday, the 9th day of August, 1924,
for the purpose of electing the
Township Ticket and electing Dele
gates to the County Convention to be
held on the day and date above stated.
At the County Convention a Chair
man Of the Democratic Executive
Committee will be elected for the
next two years, and- any other busi
ness that may come before the Con
vention. (Signed) A. W. HORN,
Chairman of the Democratic Ex-;
ccutive Committee of Macon County.