FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1924.
DR. G M TRUETT
Large Congregation Gathers
to Hear Distinguished Vis
itorIs One of World's
, Greatest Preachers.
' Dr. George W. Truett preached an
interesting sermon to a large and
-attentive congregation here last Sun
day morning at eleven o'clock. The
service was held in the gfove back of
Dr. Fouts' residence, where the shape
of the ground formed a natural am
pithcntre ' of sufficient size to take
care of the crowd present.
Automobiles loaded with , people
from many points in Western North
Carolina, as well as a large number
from Georgia, were here to avail
themselves of the rare opportunity
of hearing Dr. Truett. It is said that
there were more . automobiles in
Franklin last' Sunday than have :ever
been here at one time before and con
servative estimates place the number
of people who were at the services
at over three thousand.
Dr. Truett was' born and reared at
Havesville, in the adjoining county
of Clay, and has many friends here
who were glad to meet him again
and to hear him preach.
Dr. Truett is now pastor of the
First Baptist' Church, of Dallas,
Texas, a thurch of over six thousand
members. His church is one of the
largest in the country, and is now
engaged in. an extensive building
It was a very unusual opportunity
for our people to have in their midst
a preacher of such wide renown, and
he was greeted by the largest congre
gation ever gathered in Franklin.
Dr. Truett is considered by many to
be the world's greatest preacher, and
is everywhere recognized as. one of
c th leading preachers of our time.
, The services at Franklin ended Dr.
. Truett's series of meetings in the
mountains, and he went from here to
his home at Dallas.
Dr. Truett was so pleased with the
location, of the ampitheatre and the
cordial reception given him by the
people here, that he has cpnsnted to
return to Franklin again next sum
mer, and will hold a two weeks series
of meetings here during the month
of August. It is expected to have
also at the same time Dr. F. C. Mc-
Connell, pastor of Druid Hills Bap-
tist Church, Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Mc
Connell is also considered one of the
strong men of the Souvhern Baptist
V North Skeenah News.
Mr. William Pipes and Mr. Larry
Sanders, from Maysvlile, Ga., have
been visiting the latter s grandfather
Mr. John A. T. Sanders.
Mr. George bhope, trom upper
Coweta, was visiting Mr. Ed Shope
r Mr. Harley Mann and family have
returned to Royston, Ga.
Mr, Sam Shope and afmily have
been visiting Messrs . Ed and Zeb
Miss Minnie Sanders was- at home
Sunday ot see her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J, C. Sanders. She is teaching
school at Oak Grove.
Messrs, J. C. Kinsland and Mount
Ledford have been conducting a sev
eral davs meeting at Pleasant Hill
Thev . had several conversions and
eleven'1 were baptizd Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Southards
from Allison Creek, was on the creek
Sunday visiting Mr. I. C. Sanders
"and famjiy"'- -
Rev. George Goer, as he cam
back on his way from Murphy, came
to the meeting at Pleasant Hill and
preached an interesting sermon.
Mr. Dave Carpenter and wife have
een visiting Mr. Spurgeon Ledford
at Clayton, Ga the past few days,
' Mr. Robert Mason and mother
from Hickory Knoll, were visiting in
this section Sunday.
Messrs. Ed Sandres and Zeb Shope
were attending court at Franklin the
past week. t, x "-,
Mr! Marion Sanders purchased a
Fprd on Nantahala , and brought it
homt last week.
Mr. Marion Sanders and .wife are
visiting Mr. Arthur Sanders on Buck
Creek this week.
Mr. Stephen Stockton, of Hiawas
see, ic. visiting his grandfather, Mr
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Parson, Floyd
and Murrelh Mann, of Anderson, b
C. arc visitmk their grandparents
Messrs. William Mann and John A
' "T. Sanders, at; this writing.
Wealth and Welfare
In North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NV C, Aug. 9.-There
are 280,000 farms in North Carolina,
and '6n these farms live -1,400,000 of
the 2,560,000 people in tfte State.
There are more people engaged in
farming than in all the other occu
pational groups combined. The total
value of farm property in North
Carolina "is $1,250,000,000. In. 1920,
North Carolina had on her tax books
more than $3,000,000,000.
The 175 knitting mills in North
Carolina have a capital stock of
$33,000,000, with a yearly output of
$35,000,000. These mills employ 18,000
workers. The 525 cotton mills in
North Carolina with a capital stock
of $200,000,000; 6,000,000 spindles,
yearly output valued at $275,000,000,
80,000 f employees. In addition there
are cordage, silk and woolen mills
that have a capital stock of about
$5,000,000, yearly outpuTbf $650,000,000.
These mills employ 2,000' workers.
Tobacco centered mainly in Winston-Salem,,
Durham, Reidsville and
Greensboro. The concerns in these
towns were in 1920 capitalized at
$125,000,000. Their yearly output was
valued at $226,000,000, in 1920, for
four concerns alone. The- four con
cerns employ about 14,000 people
There are 124 furniture factories in
North Carolina, 116 in the hill coun
ties, 4 in the mountains, and 4 in the
eastern part of the state. These fac
tories are centerd around High Point,
Greensboro, Lenoir, Winston-Salem,
Lexington, and Thomasville. with
capital stock of $16,000,000, and
yearly output of. $35,000,000, and
5.550 employees. The south is the
natural home of textile manufactures
ust as the north is the home of the
steel industries. North' Carolina is
the besttobacco belt in the world,
with two of the largest manufac
turers in the world, R. J. Reynolds,
Winston-Salem, and Duke, Durham.
North Carolina has the best area of
hardwood forests to be found any
where in America. North Carolina
las the best mica deposits in the
whole nation, mainly in the western
counties. North Carolina can be made
the greatest state in the whole
Water power is the second most
important cause for our rise as an
industrial State. Only New York in
the east possesses . more available
power than does North Carolina
North Carolina now has over 450,000
horse power developed. There is an
available water power in North Laro
Una of about 1,300,000 -horse power
In 1920. the corporations and rich
individuals paid into the federa
treasury a total of more than $162,'
000,000. A state that ranks eighth in
federal taxes paid is a rich state
rich enough to invest' millions in it
self without a heavy burden on her
tax-payers. Tire industries of the
state with an output of over one bil
lion dollars annually, and a. few
thousand well-off people, bear our
tax burdens, both state and federa
We have but recently come to realize
that we are a great wealthy state. In
1921. a bond issue of $61,000,000 was
voted by our legislature, and no on
was alarmed. $50,000,000 for roads
$6,000,000 for: state institutions, $5,
1)00,000 as a state loan fund for con
solidated schools," and out of this in
vestment tor state weliare, North
Carolina will reap enormous divi
dends in service and in an educated
citizenship. -'These millions invested
in-vital state causes evidence a ,iun
damental change in the spirit and
welfare of the people of North Caro
lina. In wealth and welfare, we are
a full decade or two ahead of any
other ' Southern state.
C. L. TALLENT.
How About You?
When Abraham Lincoln was a
young man he ran forthe legislature
of Illinois and was badly swamped.
He next entered business fajled
and rpent 17 years of his life paying
up the debts of a worthless partner. ,
He was in love with a beautiful
woman to whom he became engaged
and then she died.
Entering politics again he ran for
VCongress and was badly defeated. He
then tried for an appointment in the
United States Land Office, but failed.
After this he became a candidate for
the United States Senate and was
In 1856 he became a candidate for
the vice presidency, but lost the race.
In 1858 he was once more defeated,
this time by Douglas.
In the face of all this, he eventually
became one of the' country's greatest
men, if not .the greatest. '
How would you stand in face of
such setbacks? Think it over.
Fire Discovered About Mid
night Last Thursday De
stroys Carpenter Home on
Shortly after midnight last Thurs
day our town was aroused by the
ringing of the fire alarrryDellAbut
owing to the fact that Che fire
gained such headway the firemen
were unable to do anything to check
The two-story, frame residence
owned by Mr. George Carpenter and
occupied by Mr. Vick Haney and
family was completely, destroyed,
with all the contents, members of the
family barely being able to escape
with their lives. When the fire was
first discovered by one of the family,
the roof was already beginning to
fall in, and it was only through quick
work tnat an toe cniidren were
By the time the alarm could be
sent in and the fire truck arrived on
the scene, the whole building was a
mass of. flames,; and it was useless to
make any attempt to check the blaze.
A large crowd soon gathered at the
scene, but all that could be done
was to stand and watch the building
burn to the ground. ,
The members of the Haney family
were taken in by neighbors until the
next morning, when they found
temporary home with relatives.
We understand that the loss on-the
building and contents was partially
covered by insurance.
WOMAN TO RUN
Texas Woman Is Nominated
For Governorship in Dem
ocratic Primary by Major
ity of Over 90,000.
Fort 'Worth, Tex., Aug. 25. Con
ceded the democratic nomination for
governor when her majority over
Judge-Felix D. Robertson, Klan can
didate, had reached nearly 80,000
votes, Mrs; Miriam (Ma) Ferguson
will be today assured of her oppor
tunity to "vindicate" the Ferguson
stigma of impeachment.
Robertson's message,, conceding the
nomination was terse and in the usual
"I sincerely congratulate you on
your .victory" it read. Late figures
read by the Texas election bureau
representing. 230 out of 252 counties
with . 67 complete, gave -the woman
candidate an actual majority of 78,653
votes. The totals were : Ferguson
403,060; Robertson 324.297.
A late rally in the Lieutenant Gov
ernor's race, sent Barry Miller imme
diately ahead of his opponent, W. C.
Edwards, endorsed by the Klan.
The Klan apparently met defeat
in every department or tile state
ticket, losing almost 2 to 1 for the
comptroller Tiomination wtih the
r-ame situation existing in the contest
for railroad commissioner and chief
justice of the Supreme court.
Tabulating today - was confined
principally to the completing of the
unfinished counties. The statistician?
compiling tne. returns declared Airs.
erguson s majority would reach
91.PU0. with a total record vote ot
over BOO.MXC . " :
We have decided to make a trial
shipment of vegetables to Atlanta.
We can use the following:
50 bushels of snap beans. Must be
young, tender and first class. .
50 bushels tomatoes. Must be
smooth and practically green or just
beginning to ripen. : -
. 5,000 lbs. cabbage. Must be green,
not trimmed too closely, firm and
weighing four pounds or less per
25 bushels onions. Mtist be clean
and not too small.
' 25 bushels apples. Must be of good
quality and not too small.
20 dozen ears roasting corn. Must
be ears of medium size, tender, ant
not too hard or ripe. ':,,'.
Will want to load Monday after
noon. Do not gather or bring in any
produce-for this car until you see or
call me or County Agent Arrendale.
J. A. PORTER, Manager.
Dr. C. S. McClellan To
v Preach at Bryon City
Next' Sunday morning at the
o'clock service in the Presbyterian
church at Bryson City, the Rev. Dr.
Clarence Stuart McClellan, Jr, Rec
tor of Saint Andrew s Episcopal
Church in Canton, N. C, will con
duct the services and preach th.c
In the evening at 8 o'clock in Frye-
mont Inn. Doctor McClellan will
conduct a community service 'and
nrenrh on the tonic. "Tozethcr."
There will "be special music. The
public is invited.
Doctor McClellan is a native of
New York City and a descendant of.
General McClellan of the CivilWar
He was 'graduated, from Nw York
University. New York' City, studied
at Cornell University, the Genera
Theological Seminary and Union
Union Theological Seminary in New
York City. He has had charge of
churches in New York City, Balti
more, the "Big Bend" of the Rio
Grande in. Texas, Los Angeles and
Santa Monica, California, Salisbury,
Connecticut, and three years ; ago
came to Western North Carolina to
build Saint Andrew's Episcopal
Church in Canton and to take charge
of the Episcopal churches in Sylva
and Cullowhee. He had been promi
nently identified with Asheville and
Western North Carolina. His articles
in the "Asheville-Citizen" have at
tracted much .attention as have also
his publications and sermons.
Much interest is being shown in
the community service for Sunday
night and it is hoped a large congre
gation will attend. .
Must Do Better Marketing
Lewis Tells Farmers' Club
...Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 25.-"We are
past the day of recommending that
two blades of grass be grown until
the one first grown" is successfully
marketed. If the second blade is
needed it will follow," says V. W
Lewis in an address recently delivered
before the Craven County Farmers
"Economic production and efficient
marketing rather than mass produc
tion and indiscriminate handling of
farm produce will determine if our
farmers are to continue to succeed.
We have recently been putting this
into practice in many eastern Caro
lina counties by urging that farmers
take the hogs and, poultry now on
hand and market them to advantage.
This has been done in several co
"These demonstrations have shown
the possibilities- of these varipus
crops that so far have proved helpful
sidelines. Bojh of these projects will
grow to larger proportions during
the next few years one limiting
factor being for Eastem Carolina
the extent to whiclrThe growers will
produce feed." L L
Mr. Lewis stated that farfrtcrjT clubs
over the State could well-act as agen
cies for determining the money crops
to be grown in certain sections, to
help correct economic ills in pro
duction and to sponsor the markets
ing of farm products. ,
"Good farming practice," he said,
"leads successful farmers to not at
tempt too many money crops but to
limit these, say, to three two major
crops and one smaller one and then
such farmers will 'become more effic
ient and will more nearly succeed
with these." .
History of Soft Drinks.
There is ail interesting story about
how the first soft drinks happened
to be made. Back in the days of the
American Revolution , a man named
Townsend" Speakman was running a
little drug store in Philadelphia. He
supplied medicines for Washington's
army, aid was pretty well known.
One day a doctor asked him to fill a
prescription of carbonated water.
Speakman succeeded in compounding
the concoction. The doctor's patient
liked the new water. Soon one pa
tient after another passed 'the word
around and, before long, Speakman
had lots of calls for the new medi
But Speakman was a keen business
man and conceived the idea of fav
oring the medicine water with fruit
juices to increase its popularity.
The plan worked. Its popularity
spread like wildfire. That was the
begipning of the celebrated soft drink
TheO drink business has been
grbwinifcver since. Last year, for
example, the people' in the United
States consumed 8,000,000,000 bottles
of. non-alcoholic beverages, an aver
aze of 75 bottles for everv man.wo-
man and child. Progressive Grocer.
Franklin School Starts For
1924-1925 Term Septem
ber 1 Several New Teach
ers This Year.
The fall term of the Franklin
Graded School will open next Mon
day morning. September 1st. A fine
staff f teachers has been secured
d indications point to on'e of the
most successful year's work ever
done by the school. Several members
f last years faculty have been se
cured again for this year, and a few
4 t 1 1 I I 1 ' il .
new members, wnicn win Dring tne
staff up to a hfgh standard.
The members 'of the faculty for
this year are:
W. Hi Crawford, Superintendent.
First Grade B Mrs: Delia Burnett
First Grade A Miss Sallie Myers.
Second Grade Miss Terrell Bolton.
Third Grade Miss Mattie Chat
field, . '; ,
Fourth Grade Miss Allene Kilgore.
Fifth Grade Miss Annie Harmon.
Sixth Grade Miss Mattie Sue
High School, including Seventh
Grade : . .
English Miss Rosa Mahaffy.
Mathematics Miss Agatha Bailey.
Foreign Languages Miss Irene
Science Mr. J. P. Richards. '
History Mrs. K. Baxter Hudson.
Home Economics Miss Esther
Teacher Training Miss Helen
Burch. . -
Is Long Range Weather
The Weather Bureau of the United
Slates Department of Agriculture, as
is well known, does not make long,
ranze weather forecasts, and has re-
.. . . . . .. t ii e
peatedly pointed out tne ianacy ou
such forecasts issued from unofficial
sources, including, for example, the
wholly baseless prognostications
found. in many almanacs. It is a mis
take, however, to suppose that long
range forecasting is considered an in
herently impossible undertaking, be
longing to the same category as per-
mAlinn i n -I emtartnar thp rirrlp.
That the department's attitude on
this subject is not unreasonably con
servative is indicated by the follow
ing statement by C. F. Marvin,
Chief of the Weather Bureau:
"Meteorologists are oil the thresh
old of new discoveries in the. domain
of forecasting. The public receive
with respect and confidence the fore
casts of storms and weather for, a
few days in advance, but, they are
not satisfied that we stop at that
point. Letter after letter is received
from all sides asking the bureau for
forecasts for sea-sons, for months,
and even years ahead. The only an
swer in such cases is that the bureau
knows of no sound physical laws by
which such forecasts can be made
with any promise of success. It wilt
not jeopardize the confidence it has
won from the public by undertaking
to do a thing it can not do, well and
upon a scientific basis.
"There are a few perhaps more
deeply versed in some other science
than meteorology, such as astrophy
sics, sociology, gcoit' ,y, fct-momics,
etc.. '.who - have essayc 1 to claim dis
coveries upon which r pecies of Jong
range forecasting b possible. The
professional meteoro'. . ?ist and fore
caster, hAvever, is inclined to viw
such enthusiasts as irresponsible' for
the successful verification , of such
forecasts, as overOptimihic, or as
bold and daring pioneers who possi
bly may blaze a way through the
wilderness only to leave to; others
the difficult task of establishing sure,
and sjfe communication.
'; "Conservatively, however, this much
may be said of long range forecast
ing; No scientist has demonstrated
or can demonstrate, I believe, that,
"the making of weather predictions of
a general character for a considera
ble period of time in advance trans
cends any basic laws of nalure or is
inherently impossible. That which is
not impossible must be possible, and
let this be the justification of those
who seek to advance the science
and art of meteorology in this dif-
J ficulr field."