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FRANKLIN, N, G, FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1924.
Number -3 4--
DR, G.W. TRUETT
TO PREACH HERE
The Great Gospel Preacher
Will Honor Franklin With
a Visit Next Sunday Morn
ing, August 24th.
Dr. George W. Truett, pastor of
the First Baptist Church of Dallas,
Texas, will preach in Franklin Sun
day morning, August 24th, at eleven
Dr. Truett has been holding a se
ries of meetings in Murphy and
thousands have been hearing him in
the large tabernacle built especially
for the services, People from near
and far hav come to Murphy the past
few days to hear this great preacher.
From Illinois to Florida and from
Virginia to Alabama they have trav
eled that they might sit under the
sound o( his voice. '
The meeting hi Murphy closed
Wednesday evening, Dr. Truett going
from there to Hayesville, his boy
hood home, where he preached
Thursday morning at eleven. From
Tt' Ml T.. ; f L i T T.'
. niyesvuie ut. irueu weiu iu nia
wassee, where as a young man he
founded a school. Dr. Truett will
nreach in Hiawassee Friday morning
at eleven o'clock.
A trip through the mountains will
be taken by Dr. Truett'and his friends
Saturday mornine and they will ar
rive in Franklin Saturday afternoon,
Sunday morning Dr. Truett wl'l
hold his last service on this trip in
the mountains when he 'preaches in
A large grove, forming a natural
ampitheatre, has been secured and it
is estimated that a great crowd will
gather to hear Dr. Truett in this last
service. It was hoped y;'iat the ser
vice might be held in the Franklin
Baptist Church,- but it is evident that
so many will want to hear Dr. Truett
that to have him speak in the church
would keep hundreds from 'hearing
him. In the event of bad weather the
service will be held in the church.
If, however, the weather is at all
favorable the service will be held in
the Rankin Grove just back of Dr.
Fouts' residence. Plenty of room
will be thus provided and dense
It js a very unusual opportunity tor
the people of Macon County to have
in their midst a preacher. of such
wide renown.- Dr. Truett is consid
ered by many to be the greatest
preacher living and everwhere he is
recognized as one of the outstanding
preachers of the world.
Dr. Truett is the pastor of a church
!of six thousand members and has
preached in practically every impor
tant city of America and in the capi
tals of Europe as well. At the last
meeting of the World's Baptist Al
liance which .met in' Stockholm,
Sweden he was- the preacher of the
sermon. . .
Dr. Truett has many friends in
Franklin and vicinity whom he hopes
r rm w. n n A rlif i-J 1 1 urn nt f r lioii"
him preach. From reports. that have
already begun to reach here great
numbers will come fronvother towns
and counties to hear Dr. Truett.
Iu Loving Memory of
Aunt Sallie WilMrfks
On Tuesday, August 5, 1924, the
Death Angel came and took from our
midst , our dear and beloved friend,
Aunt Sallie Willbanks. She died at
the home of Mrs. Margaret Love.
Aunt Sallie leaves behind her many
friends and loved ones to mourn her
loss. -But our loss is her eternal gain.
Here in the Mount Ziort, cemetery
she was lam to rest under a mound
of beautiful flowers to await the
great judgment morn, when the last,
trumpet sounds, and the Lord shall
come to claim His own.
God gives to each and every one, a
."blessing from above. Oh! What
could He give us more sweet than
our dear mother's love. "
Dear mother,,, how we miss , you,
none but " God will evetf Icnow; if
tears and sighs would bring you
back,, you would have been here days
ago. A FRIEND.
States Vie for Leadership
In Improving Livestock
Three States Ohio, Kentucky, and
Virginia are close calenders for
first place in improving their live
stock under the better-sires plan, ac
cording to a report just' issued by the
United States Department of Agri
culture. The Statement shows the
status of the work up to July 11924.
During the"1 three-months' period
preceding this date 865 livestock
owners placed their farms on a strict
ly purebred-sire basis, having signed
pledges to breed theif female animals
of all kinds and classes only to pure
bred sires of good quality. This num
ber compares favorably with 806 for
the preceding quarter. The pledges
are filed with the Department of Ag
riculture, which assists the signers by
supplying helpful, information on
breeding, feeding, and management.
Since thist method for hastening the
improvement of livestock began,
October 1, 1919. the number of farm
er participants has reached a total of
14.369, owning well over a million and
a half animals- and fowls. Ohio holds
.first place in the list of states, with
2,874 participants. Kentucky and Vir
ginia follow closely, with 2,589 and
2,258 members. Kentucky, which was
in third place three monthsgo,, made
a gain of 471 membTdisplacing
Virginia for second placeXind becom
ing a close contender foAjWdership.
While the friendly rivalnyatlds in
terest to the progress in livestock im
provement, the chief result is the ben
efit which livestock owners and their
communities receive. From an econ
omic viewpoint the decision of farm
ers to use purebred sires means a
rapid improvement of herds and
flocks. Experience has demonstrated
that well-bred animals obtained by
the use of purebred sires have a
utility value about 40 per cent greater
than that of common stock. .
Department records show that 35
counties now enjoy the distinction of
having more than 100 persons who
are breeding all classes of their stock
horses, cattle, swine, sheep, goats,
and poultry to purebred sires.
Between Forty and Fifty
Million Will Be Placed in
Circulation to Save Gov
Washington, D, C, Aug. 16. Pre
dicting that an annual saving of
$1,000,000 would result from their use,
the treasury department announced
tonight that between $40,000,000 and
$50,000,000 of all silver dollars were
soon to be unloaded on the public
Approximately $50,000,000 in silver
dollars is now in circulation.
In announcing the proposed circu
latioh'lJnder Secretary of the Treas
ury Garrad B. Winston declared that
the increased use of . silver dollars
would permit the treasury to main
tain its paper circulation in better
condition; ' ,
"It-is the desire of the treasury,"
said Winston, "to restore to general
circulation silver dollars which form
erly represented a material proporr
lion of the money used by the public.
It is the treasury's plan to invite the
assistance and co-operation of other
government departments, as we'.las
banks and civic organizations gener
ally in acquainting the public with
the "desirability of accepting the sil
ver dollars as an aux'liary to the pa
per dollar in the interest of a better
quality of h paper currency and of
economy io the government.''
In formally launching the circula
tion drive the freasury department
today placed a silver dollar in the
pay enyelope of each of its 4,000
During recent years, the govern
ment annually issued about $450,000,
000 in paper money. The average life
of paper currency is estimate at six
months and the average annual main
tenance cost of a paper bill is three
cents. Huge sums are expended in
repairing mutilated currency while
re-issues of currency also are costly.
Treasury officials pointed out that
the life of a silver dollar is virtually
unlimited and their employment in
circulation will eliminate the1 expen
sive replacement of paper currency
which occurs twice annually,
r While widely used in the West, sil
ver dollars are almost extinct in the
states cast of the Mississippi river.
Mr. H. A. Bates, of Route 2, was in
Franklin on business one day the first
of this week.
Democrats and Republicans
Hold Their County Con
ventions and Nominate
"Everything is now set for a hot
fight between the two political par
ties for the county offices at the elec
tion to be held in November. Both
parties have made their nominations,
and all indications point to' a lively
time for the next couole of months.
The Democrats held'their convent'on
last Saturday, and the Republicans
held theirs on Wednesday. .
The Democratic Nominees are as
For Representative A. W. Horn.
For Sheriff ChasL. Ingram.
For Register of Deeds Horace J.
For Coroner J. J. Conley.
For Surveyor John H. Dalton.
For County . Commissioners A. K
Slagle, C. R. Cabc. S. P. Pierson.
The Republicans at their conven
tion held Wednesday, nominated the
following' candidates :
For Representative Chas. A.
For Sheriff-Chas. II. McClure.
'For.. Register of Deeds Robt.
For Coroner T. W. Angel.
For Surveyor-E. I. Long.
For County Commissioners W. B.
McGuire, Jno. H. Fulton, Carey Hall.
Ten Millionth Ford Makes
Trip Across the Continent
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 15. Ford car No.
40.000.000 comoleted its trans-conti-
rnental journey July 29th at one
o'clock when it arrived at the West
ern terminal of the Lincoln Highway,
according to .a telegram received by
the Ford Motor Company from Frank
Kulick, former racing driver, who
piloted the car across the continent.
The arrival in San Francisco was
auspicious.- The car accompanied by
a large number of motor cars, be
decked. with1 California's choicest
flowers was driven to the City Hall
where Mayor James Rolph received
a letter from Mayor John Hylan of
New York, in the presence of an en
thusiastic crowd. It was then driven
to the end of the Lincoln Highway
where a final greeting was extended
by James- H. Houlihan, official rep
resentative of the Lincoln Highway
Association on the West Coast.
This marked the completion of one
of the most memorable demonstra
tion? -in automobile-history.
The ten-millionth Ford was started
westward across the nation's great
est highway on June 16th. not to
prove performance but to commemo
rate an achievement, and throughout
the journey dmpmtr.V ions', bands
and parades marked the progress of
nearly every mile of the entire- dis
tance. Greetings were extended by
ofncials of nearly every state through
which the car. passed and all along
the route sentiment was freely ex
pressed that to Henry Ford belongs
the greatest of credit for having
brought the benefits of the automo
bile within the reach of the largest
number of people m all walks of life.
Burdened with the responsibility of
upholding Ford tradition which has
come to mean reliable transportation
at the lowest possible cost. Ford car
No. 10.000,000,' One of approximately
7200 standard cars . produced in a
single day, performed in character
istic Ford fashion.. The entire dis
tance of a little less than 4.000 rhiles
Was covered with but one minor ad
justment ' and "with absolutely " no
mechanical difficulty of any nature.
Although many hundreds of miles of
road particularly through the western
states and across the Rocky Moun
tains are dirt and gravel formation it
i noteworthy that this, the' lowest
priced car .built averaged approxi
mately 110 miles a day for the entire
six weeks and was on schedule to the
minute in every town visited.
The trans-continental trip of the
Ten-Mi!!i.-Mh Car has formally ended
hi" inti 'tSt remains so keep, that the
rv is. i rw being routed up ;hf Pacifi :
Coast to Portland and Seattle from
.which point it will be shipped by
boat back to San Francisco and then
driven over-land to Los Angeles and
probably back across the country to
Detroit over a Southern route.
Plan New Buildings
With Eye to Future
It has often been a criticism of
Americans that they are short-sighted,
that they pay too much attention
to the immediate thing, and -.'hot
enough to the . future. To some-extent,
the history , of this country,
especially in the early days, bears out
this contention. .
Even today we see many tandencies
to disregarM the future and be waste
ful with the present. For example,
let us take home construction. '
Nearly everybody knows . of in
stances of wild-cat. promotional
schemes in connection with new city
additions, where houses have been
thrown up in wholejale fashion. Of
ten these homes have been of the
most flimsy type of . construction.
They have been built solely with the
idea of having a good appearance for
the time, long enough to sell them.
The builder, whose only idea has been
promotion, has not cared whether the
houses were permanent.
Such building as this has often
caused false construction standards.
America could well take lessons
form Europe in home building. Many
of the dwellings of Europe today are
hundreds of years old. The reason for
this is that hundreds of years ago Eu
rope began to feel, the need of con
serving materials by adopting a type
of construction that would endure,
that would not necessitate replace
ment and constant repairs.
The outcome . of this need was. the
almost universal adoption of various
forms of masonry construction. The
masonry houses of Europe are often
the residences of the descendants of
Hie men who built them hundreds of
years ago because the builders of the
other countries sought permanence in
their homes, not just houses that
would look good long enough for
them to find buyers.
Violators of the Prohibition
Laws Fare Badly at Hands
of Judge Ray Civil Cases
Now Being Tried.
The regular August term of Macon
Superior Court opened last Monday
morning with His Honor Judge J. Bis
Ray, of Bcrnsville, presiding. Solici
tor Grover C. Davis, of Waynesville,
appeared for the State in the trial of
the criminal cases,. .'
The criminal docket was very .light,
all of this business being finished by
Tuesday night. Among the cases dis
posed of were the following;
Ayler Chastain, possessing quart of
whiskey, fined $200 and costs..
Henry West, possessing small quan
tity of whiskey, fined $100 and costs.
Rich Aldington, possessing whiskey,-
six months on B,uncombe roads.
lyobt. Duvall, carrying concealed
weapon, 90 day's on roads,
Jas. Rhinehart, transporting whis
key, six months on roads.
R. R. Macrness, found guiltv of
transpo-ting whiskey, but escaped be
fore sentence was pronounced. '
Jas Rhnehart, . carrying concealed
weapon, fined $50 and costs.
Earl Angel, possessing whiskey,
two years on'Buneombe roads.
Ear! Pressley, Jno. Angel and Au
burn Angel, simple assault, fined $75
and costs each. This sentence agreed
to and recommended by prosecution.
K. L. Cashewell, possessing whis
key, lined $-00 and costs.
Ilarley Holland, affray, 30 days on
The Grand Jury finished its 'busi
ness and adjourned late Wednesday.
The Court is now engaged on the-
tri il of the civil cases. We under-
?ianu inai several or me, important
cases have been settled by compro-mis-.y
which will probably shorten
the term. .
Eastern Star Meeting.
There will be a regular meeting of
Nequassa Chapter, O. E. 5., at the
Masonic Hall Thursday evening)1
August 21st, at & o'clock. It is hoped
that as many members of this chap
ter as possible will attend! this meet
ing, as there is special business to be
disposed of. All visiting members of
the Order are welcome.
IN DEATH MTE
rorty-Une Less fatalities m
State From Tuberculosis;
More Fatalities among Ne
groes Than Whites.
Sanatorium, N. C.Aug. 15. Forty
one less persons died of tuberculosis
in North Carolina in 1923 than in the
preceding year. In 1922, 2,586 per
sons in the State died of tuberculosis.
In 1923, 2,545 persons -died of. the
Although there are two and a half
times as many white people as there
are negroes in the State, there were
only 27 more victims of this disease
among the white population than
among the colored. The death rate
for the whites per 100,000 was 66.3
and that for the colored 155.5.
With 302 white and 68 colored
.(feaths Buncombe county ha the
largest number of deaths frorja tu
beculosis of any county in tfte State.
This is explained by the fact tlut
Asheville and vicinity is a great re
sort for tuberculous people of the
whole country. Next to Buncombe
Forsvth county leads in ' hotfIT white
and colored, with 107 deaths,
and 75 colored.
In each of the counties of Anson,
L. , . L. 1 I t II 1 , I L. . V. -J ( 1 U II
Jones, Rowan, and Wake, only one
white person died of tuberculosis;
Haywood, Caldwell, Cherokee, and
Watauga had only one colored death
Nn wliifA npnnlp dipH in Allpahanv
i 1 ; - ----ra - j '
Pamhco, and Tyrrell of the disease
in- YKii. All( ghany, Ashe, Avery, Car
teret, Clay, Cleveland, Dare, Graham,
Madison, Orange, Rockingham, Row
an and Rutherford counties had no
colored people to die of tuberculosis
last year, which is accounted for by
the fact that there are very few ne
groes in these counties.
Alleghany county reported no
deaths from tuberculosis. Clay, Gra
ham, and Rowan had only one death
each; these were white. Two Indians
died In each of the following coun
ties: Wilson, Onslow, and Hoke.
Summarizing: One county reported
no deaths from tuberculosis, eight
counties had only one white death
each, no colored people died in 13
counties, in' three counties no white
people died of tuberculosis the past
year. Indians died in three counties.
Only 27 more whites than colored
died of tuberculosis in 1923.
Counting each life worth $5,222.50; a
very low estimate, North Carolina"
lost J214.122.50 less from tuberculosis
in 1923 than in 1922.
W. S. Erwin Is Pleased
With North Carolina Roads
Mr. W. S. Erwin, of Clarkesville,
Ga., spent the last week end- in
Franklin. Mr., Erwin was general
manager of the Tallulah Falls Rail
way during its construction to Frank
lin, and it was largely through his
efforts that the road was built.. Mr.
Erwin is n enthusiastic booster of
good .loads., and was here primarily
to sec. North Carolina's highways.
His' county is soon to vote on a
I bond issue, and Mr. ' Efwin is putting
forth every effort to have the . citi
zens Vote for these bonds. After vis
iting North Carolina he is more con
vinced 'than ever that his county will
never make the progress it should
until the highways are put on a par
with' those of adjoining sections. - .
Mr. Erwin has man; friends here,
and all were glad to h? j him with us,
and wish him succes.. in his efforts
for good reads. , ,
Citizens Meeting Called
By the Board of Trade
Tallulah Falls Railway'lias eh-
upon a campaign of develop
ment vi!i particular refereiice to
tourist accommodations in the towns
along its Kne. Mr , Gray, thei "receiver,
and Mr, Metcalf, the publicity agent,
of the Tallulah Falls Railway will
be in Franklin Friday, August 22nd,
to present a proposition of extreme
interest to our town. These gentle
men desire to meet the business men
' anrt linfpl 'a nrt tinnrflincr 1imia nivflprs
and others interested Friday evening
at the court house, at 8 o'clock.
Everybody is, invited. Don't fail to
attend this jiieeting.
S. A. HARRIS, '
, Secretary Board of Trade.