FRANKLIN, ft. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 1924.
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MAY LMT WORK
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Special Session Meets This
Week May Limit Work
to Matters for Which the
Session Was Called.
Raleigh, K G, Aug. 4.-Although
the day for convening of the special
session of the General Assembly is
only three days off interest was cen
tered on whether or not the legisla
tors would confine themselves to the
two matters for which they had been
called together to attend to or would
branch out in various other direc
tions. Gossip of various sorts has
been going the rounds !for days to
the effect that pressure would be
brought to bear to have unmerous
other matters looked after.
The session has been called td con
sider and act upoh the ship and
water transportation commission re
port and to correct an error in an
amendment to be put before the peo
ple guaranteeing the. highway bond
sinking fund. These two matters, it
is believed, would easily be taken
care of in the constitutional three
weeks for which the legislators will
draw salary. There have been re
ports, however, that many " members
have in their hands local bills, the
total number being fixed in some re
ports' at as high as 500. The latest
reports are that an effort will be
made to repeal the law authorizing a
$10,000,000 bond issue to build a rail
road into the mountainous sections
of the northwestern part of the state.
There also is said to be likelihood
that a bill, recently endorsed by the
Bus Owners' Association at Greens
boro, for the regulation of bus lines
would be introdnced and that the
Kti Klux Klan may be brought into
issue.- The state' primary law also
may be the subject of an effort at
amendment, it is said.
The session will open on Thursday
and.it is expected that preliminaries
will be disposed of on' that day, get
ting the assembly in shape to do
business within the next day or two
if its members wish."
, An effort may be made on the first
day, it is said, to pass a resolution
limiting the subject matter of the
assembly work to the two things for
which it was called. If this is done
the work is expected to be disposed
of well within the time for which the
constitution permits the legislators to
draw pay in a special session.
Soil Building with Legumes
Increases Yield of Wheat
Lenoir, N. C'Aug. 4. R. T. Lenoir
of Yadkin Valley in this county has
found that the proper use of lime
and legumes will increase his wheat
yield from eight bushels to eighteen
bushels per acre, reports County
Agent D. M. Roberts of the State
College extension division.
"It came about this, way." says Mr,
Roberts.1 "In 1921 Mr. Lenoir, had a
1 field of 18 acres that he planted to
wheat. He secured a yield of eight
bushels per acre the following spring.
He then planted the land to corn and
received only eleven bushels per acre
as his average yield for this crop. In
1923, therefore, I suggested to Mr.
Lenoir that he lime "this field, sow it
to some legume and then plant his
: wheat the following fall. This he did.
"After liming the land he planted soy
beans and made an excellent crop
The entire beari crop was turned un
der in the fall of last year and the
land then planted to wheat.
"Mr. Lenoir .finished his threshing
fhis week and found that this field
was returning Tfrm an . average of 18
bushels per acre. Of course fHis Is.
no unusual yield considering the fact
.. that he made, only an average of eight
bushels before liming and plowing
..under ;the legumes. Not only this,
but the increased production secured
has more than paid for all the ex
pense and trouble in using the lime
and planting the soybeans.- In addi
tion, the land is in a much higher
state of cultivation for future crops.
He is now planning to run a rota
tion of corn, wheat and red clover on
this same land and can do it without
, loss since the "soil is now in condition
to begin such a plan." v "'
There will be a regular meeting of
.Nequassa Chapter, Order of the
Eastern Star, at the Masonic Hall,
Thursday evoning, August 7th, at 8:00
o'clock. All visiting members of the
Order are cordially welcome.
THE. FRANKLIN ROAD
v MUST BE CONCRETE
That the road from 'Dillsboro to
Franklin js one of the most 'impor
tant in Western North Carolina is
undeniable. It is a great feeder .to
Highway No. 10. and is he Shortest
and most direct route possible from
Asheville to Atlanta. When if: is
completed much of the tourist traffic
to and from the mountains, as well
as that froni' the North to Florida
and South Georgia points will natur
ally go that way. " Aside from that it
really redeems one of North Caro
lina's "Lost Provinces," a great and
a rich one, the good county of Ma
con, and changes it from an adjunct
to Georgia into a part of the State of
It is the general understanding that
the State Highway Commission con
templates surfacing the road with
water bound macadam Jor the reason
that the first cost is supposed to be
about one-third less than concrete.
This, in the opinion of the Journal,
would be a great mistake. It would
take many months, and possibly
years, longer to lay the macadam
surface than to pour the concrete. It
would be less satisfactory, less per
manent, and, taking engineering and
inspection costs for the .longer period
into consideration, the first cost
would not be much more for concrete
than for macadam. The upkeep of
macadam would be greater, and con
crete is the only thing that will stand
up under the traffic that will be on
the road. Let'sado it North Carolina's
way, right in the first place. Jackson
Textile Department, North
Carolina State College
The development of. the textile in
dustry in North Carolina and the
South is almost without parallel in
the world's history. At the present
time the cotton mills of the . South
manufacture a large variety of yarns
and fabrics and the future expansion
will be along the lines of finer and
fancier fabrics, also in the develop
ment of the dyeing and finishing in
dustry. . .
The Textile Department of the
State College which is the Textile
School of North Carolina has been
helping to promote these interests
by training young men in textile
subjects so that they may have a
comprehensive knowledge of the tex
tile industry. s
-Druting the past year there were
164 students taking the textile courses
with a graduating class of 28, all of
whom are'engaged.in some phase of
the textile industry. For fifteen
years the National Association f
Cotton Manufacturers, which is com
posed of the leading cotton manufac
turers of the United States have
awarded the Students' Medal to this
Graduates of the school are filling
responsible positions in the mill such
as overseers, superintendents, mana
gers, and in other official capacities
as well as in Commission Houses.
During, the' corning year a new and
larger building and equipment will
be added so that textile students will
have at their disposal the most mod
em equipment it will be possible to
Olive Hill News.
We are having''' plenty of rain in
this community now. .
Mrs. Mittie Dewees and Miss Esta
were visiting Miss- Beulah Tallent
We are sorry to hear of Mrs. Jim
Guyer be;ng sick. We hope she will
soon be out . again.
Miss - Rutli - Willis -and little - sister
Roberta were .visiting Mrs. Aaron
Tallent Saturday, night.
Mr. Ellis Poindexter has returned
home from East La Porte, where he
lus beep working.
Miss Mary Tallent spent Sunday
night with Miss Lucilla Welch. .
Mr. Crawford Poindexter, from
Chapel Hill, has been visiting home
Messrs. Ell Welch, Harley Roper,
and Jess Tallent have gone to Briar
town on business.
Miss Vincil Crawford, of Oak Dale,
has been visiting in this section.
The' Olive Hill school is progress
ing nicely with Miss Ruth Roland as
Mr. and Mrs. Hick Spurling mo
tored to Franklin Monday on busi
Mrs. Walter Campbell and children
spent Sunday evening at Mrs. Jess
Mr. and Mrs. Gay Fouts are visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. Harley Roper. .
Mr. Arvil Guyer went to Oak Dale
Sunday. MOLLI'E AND POLLIE.
DAVIS IS READY
TO SUBMIT CASE
Democratic Candidate For
President Puts the Final
Touches on Address To
Deliver It Next Monday.
Locust Valley, N. Y., Aug. 2. John
W. Davis is ready to present to the
country his case as the Democratic
Presidential candidate. Here in his
Long Island home he put the final
touch today"to his address accepting
the nomination by the New York
convention.. He will deliver it at
Clarksburg, W. Va., a week from
next Monday, inaugurating' what he
has det.ermjned .to make, an intensive
Mr. Davis now will be able to give
full " attention to the completion of
his campaign organization and will
devote much of his time early next
week to that phase of his. campaign.
He. plans to leave on Wednesday
evening for Hyde Park, N. Y., to
ist, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin D. Roose
velt and to attend the annual basket
picnic of the Democrats of Dutchess
County, which is to be held near
Hyde Park on Tliursday.
SEWING CLUB GIRL
EXAMPLE TO FAMILY
"Are you the lady that visits the
school houses and teaches girls to
sew?" askedIr. B. Brown, a farmer
from the Central community in Row
an County meeting Miss Adna Ed
wards, the home agent.
"Yes, I am that lady," replied Miss
Edwards.- ; ' ,
"That's what I thought. I've been
tellng Margie and Mildred that they
ought to go up there and learn about
those things. I told them to 'look at
Grace. 'You can t make anything, I
said, and I told my wife, 'Look at
Grace. Girls ought to know more
about such things as Grace does.
Srje can make anything she wants.
Grace Brown is a niece and re
ceived her training in clothing work
as a member of the home demonstra
tion clothing clubs. She was a lead
ing club girl, was sent to the short
course at Raleigh one summer and
later went to a commercial school.
She is now one of the well dressed
young women of Salisbury, is em
ployed by a law firm, lives at her
home out in the country, makes her
own clothes and drives in to work
Miss Edwards states that Grace
was well pleased indeed when she
heard how her uncle had praised her
and felt that a large part of the
credit was due to the early training
secured in club work.
"Macon County, Wake Up!"
Jackson County and Haywood have
us beat. You don't know how far
behind we are until, you view this
AVe should wake up and make dear
old Macon a place to be proud of
yes, we arc proud of Macon now. hut
there is always room to improve.
Junaluska Lake is 'wonderful, and
the homes around it are just a dream.
If . you want to see something worth
while, "go to the lake." We have
visited all the little towns such as
Sylva, Addie. Cullowhce, East La
I'orte, Canton, . Retreat,., Sunburst.
Way-nesville. and other places along
the line '
Balsam i. another place to attract
the eye. It is in the heart of,the
mountains, where the cool 'breezes
blow and good cold water which will
surely make you grow. '
But, "Dear old Macon' you are our
home, and 'tis you we love the best,
We want to see you lifted to the
highest standard, and "grow, grow,
We are two Macon girls having a
grand time here in'Jackson. We. are
visiting Uncle Joe Mallonee now, and
are glad to say1 Aunt Belle is im
proving. Uncle Joe's good cold water
and pretty grassy yards sure come in
nice these hot days.
Now let us say again, we are behind
Macon, and let's do our bit to im
prove our county.
Why can't we have a railroad?
Does some one say "impossible?' No,
nothing is impossible. That word is
only in the Dictionary of fools. And
we arenot fools so let's do our
very best for our county. .
-LENA R. AND EDWIN A BRYSON.
HOG PRICES PROVE
FEEDING PLAN RIGHT
Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 4.-On July 14
the top price for hogs on the Chi
cago market was 7 1-2 cents per
pound. By the first of August, the
top1 was 10 l-2"cents per pound.
"Nothing else need be said in favor
.of the plan being promoted by the
extension spciahsts and State Divis
ion of Markets to have growers so
feed their hogs that these animals
are ready for sale bri the higlTmar
kets of August and April," says V.
W. Lewis, livestock .marketing spec
ialist for the, State Division of Mar
kets. . "At the same date that hogs
were selling in Chicago for 10 1-2
cents they were selling in Baltimore.
for 11.4 cents per pound and in Ric
mond for 11 cents."
These markets at Baltimore' and
Richmond are the nearest large mar
kets for. hogs in this State and they
usually pay better prices than the
Chicago market. For the past few
years W. W . Shay of the Animal In
dustry Division and Mr. Lewis have
been working out a plan of feeding
and marketing that will bring North
Carolina hogs to good condition at
a time when the market is highest.
lor over, 20 years, these speciahtss
say, the market has been highest" in
August and September in the fall and
in March and April in the Spring.
Mr. Lewis states that hogs as a
money crop are growing in impor
tance in North Carolina and farmers
should give serious consideration to
the plan that will allow them to
place these hogs on the market when
the best prices may be obtained. If
not in a position to start this year,
an effort should be made to have
some! animals ready for the high
market next spring. Well bred sows
that will soon farrow or suckling
pigs bought at rcasonbale prices
now should pay good returns it fed
according to the Shay plan, thinks
Silo Related to Profits
In Tarheel Dairy Farming
Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 4 "During
August, when, farm work is not so
pressing, every dairy farmer, who has
as many as ten cows, and is
without a silo, should consider build
ing one. At this season' of the year,
farm! labor can. be utilized in its
erection, and this will greatly reduce
the cost," says J. A. Arey, dairy ex
tension specialist for the State Col
lege of Agriculture.
On many farms jrutbis '.state,, lum
ber, sand and stone are available,
making it necessary to purchase only
the cement, for the foundation, and
hardware, provided it is to be of
wood.' Silos of this, type can be con
structed at a cost of about $2.50 per
Mr. Arey states that a visit to any
of the well developed dairy sections
of this country will reveal the fact
that the silo is a part of the dairy
equipment on almost' every dairy
farm. , This is sufficient proof that it
is an indispensable part of the dairy
equipment. It combines more good
things, pointing to greater profits,
than any other building used in this
tvno of farminc' . ,
Some of the benefits as given by
Mr. Arey are:
.1. The silo provides a convenient
and inexpensive storage space for
2. Silage reduces the cost of milk
and butter by saving 100 per cent of
the coi n crop. From 20 to 30 ( per
cent of the food value of the corn
plant i lost iii. harvesting and feed
ing when cut and shocked. The use
of silage thus permits the keeping of
more stock on a given area of land.
. J. Crops - can be . ensilaged regard
less of weather conditions. When
corn is killed by frost, the silo is the
best instrument for preserving all
possible nutrients in the crop.
4. More milk will be produced from
100 lbs. of dry matter in the form of
silage, than from foddered corn. ,
5. Silage is a succulent, palatable
feed, which is required by th dairy
cow in order for her to give maxi
mum returns. It tends to keep her
digestive system in' a normal condi
tion, and causes her to consume a
heajderratiort than when fed on dry
fodtlerTricnce a larger amount of
nutrients is available for milk pro
duction after the maintenance .re
quirements of the body are met.
6. Silage is the cheapest succulent
feed for supplementing pastures dur
ing dry periods.
7. The sHo takes care of the crop
ana ciears me iana tor winter caver
crops, , sch as crimson clover,
quis, veicn, etc.
Summed up, the silo means a step
forward toward permanent and more
profitable dairy farming. ,
SOUTH HAY GET
Secretary Work Says Appa-
lachian Region Is Logical
Place Will Place Matter
Asheville, N. C, Aug. 1. The South
ern Appalachian region is the logi
cal place for a great national park,
and the proposal to establish such a
pja'rk will be placed before Congress
s soon as the citizens committee m-
v&stigating sites completes its re
port, declared Dr. Hubert Work, sec
retary of the interior, prior to leav
ing for Washington, D. C.
The committee, which" has just
visited Asheville, was appointed on
his own initiative, and because he
desires to fill thejjfligreat public de
mand for. a greatX national play
ground or park in theeast, he said.
"There are 19 national parks and
30 monuments, or smaller areas, set
aside as national shrines," said .r.
Work. "The report of the interior
department for the last fiscal .year
showed that 1,280,836 people visited
the national parks and 212,826 visited
the national monuments. One can
readily . see what a large national
park will mean for this section of the
United States. Of the vast number of
people who went to national parks
last year, 218,000 alone visited the
Rocky Mountain park at Denver.
"The demand for such a park in
the easj has been growing for s6me
years, and I hope that Congress will
lend an attentive ear when the pro
posal is placed before it. The com
mittee appointed to select a site for
the project is 'composed of men of
the highest type, and I am sure their
choice will be a good one. As soon as
its report is ready the proposal will
be placed before Congress at the De
cember meeting, and we will not wait
for the new Congress going, in next
March before asking for the park."
Ten Millionth Ford Is Now
Making Cross Country Trip
The ten millionth Ford is on the
final stretch of it? epoch-making tour
from coast to coast on the Lincoln
After a trip through snow banks
at a 12,000 foot elevation in the moun
tains out of Laramie, the car which
signifies a new accomplishment in
motor transportation rolled on across
the remaining miles of Wyoming's
broad stretches , to Salt Lake City,
where Secretary of State S. E. Crock
ett and Mayor Nelson, extended on
official welcome to Utah's capital.
Later, Frances Renault, vaudeville
star, made her initial bow to a Salt
Lake City audience from the car
which was introduced in her act, and
was driven onto the stage at Pan-
tages' theatre by Frank Kulick, old
time driver of Ford racing cars, who
is piloting the ten-millionth on its
way to the coast.
With the exception of Salt Lake
City, where the Secretary of State
was on the job, the car has been wel
comed by the governors in every state
capital through which it has passed.
I:i Trenton, Governor George Silzer
did the honors, while Governor N. E.
Kendall of Iowa headed the commit
tee of welcome at Des . Moines, and
Governor' W. E. Ross of Wyoming
at Cheyenne, v
Among the many thousands of
members of the great Ford family
that have jbined'in the honor parades
that have featured this historic trip,
was an antiquated car yitll six-Cylinder
model K motor, mi iber 5W. This
was ;at Omaha, and ' ie old Ford
proddct ot1906 vitit;. . by perfect
behavior and perform, ce hi the pa
rade, seemed to scor t the passing
' At' Rawlins, WyeCa unique feature
'f the welcome was the appearance
in the parade of the original Dead
wood stage coach, which was driven
by cowboys in full regalia, guns.
uuimi ua, iiiaa anil an,
Farmers along the Lincoln .High
way have turned out in great num
bers to do homage, through the pass
ing car, to Mr. Ford, who has given
them transportation facilities and
traction power unguessed and un
dreamedof but a few years ago.
At one place the parade was joined
by a number of farmers with a Ford
son tractor coupled to a trailer load
ed with heavy horses. In this enw
pluitic manner the tillers of the soil
told the world of the complete tri
umph of Ford traction units over
horse-flesh on the farm. ; ' ..