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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1924.
Work to Begin Soon
On Georgia Road
Arrangement Made for l-Foot Con
crete Pavement Work To Be
Started in a Few Day.
It is now practically assured that
work will begin inhjrext tew days
oh the pavinffoTthe Georgia road
from Franklin o the State line with
a- 16-foot concYete roadway. Last
Monday it was earned that the con
tract had been lt for a 10:foot pave-
ment by the State Highway Commis
sion, and our county commissioners,"
realizing that quick action was neces
sary if we were to secure a wider
pavement, decided to go to Asheville
immediately to take the matter up
with . Commissioner Stikeleather.
The three commissioners, accompan
ied by County Attorney T. J. John
ston, left Franklin about 5 o'clock
in the afternoon, and had a confer
ence with Mr. Stikeleather at his
home that night, As a result,' it was
agreed that the pavement will be
made 16 feet wide instead of 10, and
the county will pay one-fourth of
the cost, provided the arrangements
can be made with-the contractor to
change the contract to call for 16
feet. It is hoped that there will be
no further delay in getting started,
and as part of the contractor's equip
ment has already arrived here, it is
expected that work will begin in the
next few days. ' ,
To Use Radio in "National
V Defense Test" Program
General Pershing, General Shanks.
General Johnston and General Carty
will broadcast talks on "National
Defense Test Day" from the stations
and at the time indicated below.
Major General David C. Shanks,
Commanding General 4th Corps Area,
headquarters at Atlanta, Ga., will
broadcast from station WSB, the
Atlanta Journal, at '8:00 P. M., Cen
tral Time. September 2, 1924. He will
be assisted by the 22nd Infantry
On September 10, 1924, at 12:00
o'clock noon, Brigadier General Wil
liam H. Johnston, commanding the
4th Coast Artillery District, with
headquarters at Atlanta,! Ga., will
broadcast from station WSB, the At-
lanta Journal. He will be assisted by
' the 22nd Infantry Band.
At 8:15 on the evening of Septem
ber 12th, station WSB, the Atlanta
Journal, will broadcast, through di
rect connections with Washington,
speeches by the ' Secretary of War,
General Pershing and General Carty;
Each of the officers who will
broadcast these talks on "National
Defense Test Day" are well known
as excellent speakers and for the
services they rendered' during the
' "World War and previous wars. The
nature of their talks will be to ex
plain the reason for and the purpose
of the "National Defense-Test" day.
Colonel R. O. Ragsdale, Chief of
Staff of the 81st Division, requests
that all persons wherever possible
to listen in on these talks as they will
be both interesting and instructive.
On the night of September 12th
the War Department is planning to
give out to the' press, a brief sum
mary of the results of the "Defense
Test'," based' on the telegraphic re
ports from the Corps Area Com
manders and from such other infor
mation as may be available at the
Tugalo, Ga., Sept. 1. We are hay
ing some hot, dry weather at this
Mrs, F.raze Taylor and little daugh
ter spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs.
W. M. Officer. ;
Misses Geneve and Nellie Taylor
returned home Wednesday from At-
lanta, Ga., where they have been vis
iting' for several weeks. - .
Mr. Allen Wilsoh was the guest of
Mr. Fraze Taylor ;Suiiday night.
Mrs. Fraze Taylor and little
daughter returned home Wednesday
from Derriorest, Ga., where they
have been visiting Mrsi Taylor's
mother-in-law, Mrs. F.' I Taylor.
Wc are glad to know that Miss
Margaret Edwards is, getting some
better from ajall that she got last
Wc are sorry to learn that Mr.
Horace Dryman is sick with the
Miss "Hattfe May Fry spent Sat
urday afternoon .with Misses Ge
neva and Nellie Taylor.
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Conference To Be Held
At Bryson City Soon
A Sunday ' School Superintendents'
Conference is to be .held in Bryson
City September 7th and 8th, it is an
nounced, unfler the direction of the
Sunday School Department of the
Baptist State Convention.
The conference, which has as its
slogan, "Save the lost and train the
saved" will have, among others on
the program, Harry L. Strickland, of
Nashville, Jenn., one of the big Sun
day school men of the South, and
Secretary E. L. Middleton, of Raleigh,
who will conduct the conference.
About 15 superintendents and. pas
tors will be assigned places on the
program, and it is hoped that at least
100 , other superintendents will be
present to make reports and ask
questions about their problems.
The people of Bryson City will fur
nish wha is tetmied "Harvard enter
tainment," that is, room and break
fast the other two meals will be
taken at the local hotels and cafes.
In this instance, Bryson City is ex
pected to live up to its enviable rep
utation, already established, for hos
pitality. Those exoectinz to attend are re-
quested to write George H. Tabor, at
Bryson City, stating just whtyi they
News of Nantahala
Mr. and 'Mrs. L. N. Kilpatrick and
children, of' Gastonia, are visiting
relatives here this week.
Paul Kilpatrick, of Gastonia, is a
Nantahala visitor this week.
Harvey Grant was visiting at
Briartown Thursday of last week.
Sam H., Padgett left Saturday of
last week for Black Mountain for a
visit with home folks.
Several1 of the young folks en
joyed a singing at' the home of Mr.
an"d Mrs. Harley W. Grant, Satur
day of last week.
Mrs. John Ball is visiting her
daughter at Ecola this week. .
Fred Day was a Briartown visitor
Monday of last week. .
Mr. and Mrs. Cline Day have been
attending the revival services at
Briartown for several days.
J. W. Chamber, of Hewitts, was
a, Nantahala visitor Saturday of
A. S, Queen and son, Lonce, were
visiting at Nantahala Saturday of
last week. .
In the early morning of August
23rd the death angel visited the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Harley "W.
Grant, and claimed as its victim
their little infant, Nellie May. Dur
intj its short stay here, the little
one was the pride of their home. ' It
is sad. indeed, to part, with our loved
ones, but we must submit to the will
of Him who doeth all things well.
V Cowee Locals.
We -are having some rain in this
section, but it is most too late to
help crops very much now.
Misses Stella and Lucille Morgan
have entered school at Bryson City.
Miss Lena Raby left last week for
Winterville, ' N. C, where she ex
pects to make Mier home with her
sister, Mrs. Roy Smith. . . '
Mrs. J L. Bryson was visiting on
Mr. a'ld Mrs. Grady Owen and
little; son have returned to. their
home in Asheville after visiting Mrs.
Owen's mother, Mrs. 'J.'L. West, of
Miss Fdwina Bryson has entered
school at Iotla.
Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Murray, of
Kr'anklin, were visi'ing Mrs. .-Mur
ray's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J no. W.
Mrs,Jud Potts, of franklin, was
visiting her brother, Mr. J. T. Raby,
Mr. and Mrs. Cero Martin, of
Bryson Ciy, were visiting on Cowee
We art; having a good , Sunday
School at Cowee now. Every one
will, find a hearty welcome to our
Sunday School. - PATSY.
BISHOP HORNER TO BE
IN FRANKLIN SUNDAY
The Right Reverend Junius M.
Horner, Bishop of Western North
Carolina, will be at St. Agnes Epis
copal Church Sunday, September 7th
The Bishop will administer the
Apostolic Rite of Confirmation.
Bishop Ho-ner is well known in
Franklin, and it t hoped that a good
congregation will come out to hear
' Mr. W. A. Norton, of Otto, was in
town on business Wednesday.
Favors Bond Issue
For Electric Plant
J. Weimar Jones Correct Impression
That He Is Opposed to Power
Plant at Andrews.
Editor Franklin Press:
I am informed that, an editorial ap
pearing in the August 22 issue of the
Tri-County News, published at An
drews, is being used here in Franklin
as an argument against, the issuance
of bonds by the' Town of Franklin
for the purpose of constructing a
municipally owned dam and hydro
electric power plant. The editorial
in question dealt with the matter1 of
the interest on bonds of the Town of
Andrews, and the, .possible increase
in taxation there..,- ;
From what I can learn the editorial
to which reference is made has been
entirely misunderstood here, and as
I happen to have written it, I want
to say emphatically that, those who
are using it as an argument against
the proposed bond issjue in'FrankJin
are intentionally or unintentionally
misconstruing what I had to say.
In order to make myself entirely
clear, let me give just a bit of history
relative to the Andrews' bond issue.
The business men of Andrews have
felt fpr a long while that the future
of. the town depended upon the loca
tion of new industries there. But
when a new industry considered
coming to Andrews, it invariably
found that the supply of hydro-electric
power available was insufficient
for the industries already there.' It
was realized, therefore, that the
future of the town turned upon the
development of additional power ; and
with this in mind, bonds in the sum
of $350,000 were issued to build the
dam and power plant on the Hiwas
see River. In other words, the sole
aim of the bond issue was to make it
possible, through the development of
additional power, to bring new in
dustries to Andrews. The bonds were
issued and sold, the contract was let,
and work was begun. And now the
additional power will be ready . in a
few menths. '.-.-':
But .'no definite steps have been
taken to attract new industries, the
main difficulty lying in the absence of
a live, board of trade such as you
have in Franklin;
The writer undertook to point put
to the people of Andrews just two
things: that the proper way to. go
after new industries is through a
board of trade or chamber of com
merce; and that, if new industries
are not brought to Andrews to buy
the power, the interest on the bonds
will have to be paid by taxation.
That was the gist of the whole edi
torial. "'. . . -
It seems that opponents of the
bond issue here have taken this atti
tude: "If they don't sell their power
in Andrews, they are going to have
to pay the interest on' the bonds by
taxation; if we don't sell our power
we will have to do the same thing
here." Andt they might have gone
a little further and said: "If a mer
chant buys goods and puts them on
his shelves, he will lose if he don't
sell them!" So much for the editorial.
It was a plea for a live, active cham
ber of commerce in Andrews; nothing
more nor less. 'And nobody who read
it impartially and intelligently can
possibly find any argument against
the bonds here in Franklin.
Now just a word as to the Franklin
bond iss'ue. While I :iio longer make
my, home here, I am interested in
Franklin because I was born and
raised here, and because I am deeply
interested in the development of
Western North Carolina as a whole.
Nature has placed many gifts with
in the reach of . the ' people of this,
mountain section but none of them.'
is seems to me is more important
than ..our great ., natural. .water. power.
It U-.a gift, like all of nature's, which
w'c must develop to enjoy.
By the expenditure of a little mon
ey, We can develop this water power
into hydro-electric power and benefit
thereby. If-we fail to take advantage
of this opportunity, somebody else
will. One of two things will happen,
We here in the mountains can de
velop our power ourselves, own it
ourselves, and reap the benefits our
selves. If we own and develop the
water power ouselves, we can use it
as 'a-means of controlling the devel
opment of Western North Carolina
developing our other natural re
sources in such a way as to' bring the
greatest possible benefit to all the
people of the section. If we fail to
take advantage of this God-given
opportunity, power corporations will
buy up all this available water power.
And when they get. it, they will de
velop it when they wish, as they wish,
and for whatever purpose they wish.
If they so desire, they can develop
our power and carry it into Georgia
or Tennessee for the upbuilding of
those states. If they want to, they
can put in industries fiere, and import
foreign labor. If they wish, they can
hold it 100 years and never use it.
-. Which alternative is preferable?
As a matter of fact it seems to
me there are just two questions to
be asked relative to the development
of the power on the Little Tennessee
River. (1) Can the power be develop
ed cheaply enough t6 make it sale
able?) Are there enough live wires
in Franklin to get busy and sell it
when it is developed? The first
question is one 'to be answered by
engineers." The layman who attempts
to say that the power can or cannot
be developed cheaply enough to be
saleable is a fool. He does not know
and cannot know. And if the second
question -cannot be answered in the
affirmative, Franklin might as well
be wiped off the map! .
Once again, let me say that the
man or woman who quotes me or
anything! may have said as opposed
to the development here in Western
North Carolina of municipally owned
hydro-electric power, has intention
ally1 or unintentionally grossly mis
represented. Ji WEIMAR JONES.
Mrs. Pete Keener has returned
from Central S. C, where she has
been visiting her father, Mr. Gomery
Mr. Randolph Keener, who has
been away at work for several
months, has entered school here. A
wise choice. '
Messrs. C. N. Jones and W. A.
Keener, who are at work in Jackson
County, spent tke week end with
Whooping cough is reported to be
in our' community..
Mr.! and Mrs. Willie McCoy have
returned from a visit to Mrs. Rich
ard Dills in Clay County.
"Aunt Ann" Jones is again in our
midst. We are always glad to have
her with us.
We have been having some Vain
lately, which is helping corn and
other crops. F. M.
Mr. J. N. Mason,-who has been
sick .for some time, died last Satur
day. We extend our deepest sympa
thy to the bereaved family.
Rev. Howell. from Hiehlands.
preached an interesting sermon here
School is progressing nicely under
the leadership of Misses Helen and
M ayme Moses.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Burnett were
visiting in Highlands last Sunday
Mr. J. V. Arrendale, from Franklin
was up in this section last Tuesday.
Miss., Maude Crain visited her sis
ter .m Highlands .ast week end..
The farmers of this section cer
tainly appreciate the showers we arc
having at this writing. .
We are sorry to report, that Mr.
T. R. Gray is still confined to his bed.
Mr. Isaac' Keener is at Dr. Angel's
hospital. Hope to see him at home
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Teem are
keeping' house now.
Mr. Tom Talleilt and family made
a trip to Iotla Sunday afternoon."
We are glad to report that Aunt
Annie Higdon is improving.
t The eleventh annual session , of
the ' Swain County Singing Convcn-
on Saturday before the fourth Sunday-
in - Sevtember. 1924. All - sinarers
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are cormany. liivueu io auena ana
help ' to make the day a feast of
For further information address
Harley W. Grant, Nantahala, N. C.
Hon. Jake F. Newell will speak at
the Court House on September 10th.
at noon, and all are invited and' are
promised. an interesting discussion.
WM, L. McCOY, Chairman.
Cartoogcehaye Council, Jr. O. U.
A. M., will give a picnic near their
Council Hall on Cartoogechaye, Sat
urday, 'September 13th. All Juniors
and their families are invited to be
present, . Good speaking and plenty
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Plonk and
children, of Gaffney, S. C. are visiting
Mrs. Plonk's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. McGuire.
How to Build an x
.Jttr active. Lawn
In Order To Have a Good Lawn One
Must Give It Careful and Con
stant Attention. ,
Raleigh, N. C, 'Sept. 1. "How can
I secure a good lawn?" and "What
can I dp to restore the fresh and
velvetv annearanrp of mv lawn?" ar
two questions coming constantly to
horticultural workers - pt ' the state
College Extension Division. ,
"We have founci" says C. D. Mat
thews, Chief of the Division of Hor
ticulture, "that the most satisfactory
way to renovate the old lawn is to
make a new one; consequently di
rections for establishing a lawn will
apply to' those who ask both of the
above questions. The time of year
is approaching, when work on estab-.
lishing a satisfactory lawn can be
done with advantage. Much work on
the lawn, lusually done under high
pressure in the busy, crowded months
of April and May, may be very suc
cessfully performed with comparative
leisure in Autumn. At this .time the
soil is in admirable condition for
Mr. Matthews states that if is not
easy to have a good lawn but if care
ful attention is given to the different
fartnrs invnlvprl rnf mnv hp cprnrpH
that will be a source of satisfaction
to the home owner. It is rmpossible
to get soil too good for making a
lawn. The best soil is a rich loam
containing a fair portion of clay with
a tendency to be rather heavy and
compact and fairly retentive of mois
ture. It should be deep and porous
so that the roots can penetrate deep
ly. Wet soils should be properly
drained, and sandy soils improved
with humus. The soil around new
buildings is generally unsuited as it
consists mostly of unfertile subsoil,
mixed with building debris. In such
a case soil from a cultivated field
should be hauled in to a depth of 12
A reasonable fertile soil should be
plowed or spaded to a depth of 6
mches. An application of 1,000 lbs.
of lime per acre should be spread
over the surface. Since the lawn is
a permanent proposition every means
should'be taken to bring the soil into
a high state of fertility. One thous
and pounds to the acre of equal parts
.f ground bone and cotton seed meal
would br of value.
' For eastern and central North
Carolina," says Mr. Matthews, "the
type of grasses to be grown will de
pend on whether or not the lawn
can be watered regularly and given
good attention. If the. lawn can be
given the best of attention 100 lbs.
per acre of a mixture made of equal
parts of Kentucky Blue grass, creep
ing Bent grass. Sheep fescue and
Perennial rye grass is recommended.
This mixture should be seeded in
October or November after the
ground" 'has been properly prepared
and the' fertilizer added.
"If it is not possible to water the
lawn Regularly it will be necessary to
use a combination of Bermuda and
rye grass. Bermuda may be regarded
as the permanent lawn grass in the
lower Piedmont and Coastal Plain of
the South. It is a rapidly creeping
grassN makes a substantial growth in
warm weather but unfortunately suf1
fers from cold and turns brown as
soon as frost touches it. Though the
roots are permanent and will survive
the winters, the tops die and it is
necessary to use a companion grass
to. give a green appearance in winter
By sowing in October a generous
amount of perennial rye grass on the
Bermuda sod and adding at the same
time a good application of bone meal
and. cotton seed meal .a green Covet
may 'jc had throughout the winter.
The i'cniuida lawn nu'y be secured
by sowing the chopped, ip runners in
.Match or ft !s per ar of the Rer-
! muda grass seed 'mi.- be sown in
! early Spring." . '
Uncle Joab Crisp celebrated his
eighty-fourth birthtay, Sunday, Aug
ust 13th, 1924.
Uncle Joe is the father, of twelve
children. Only six were ' .present at
the birthday dinner. There . were
ninety-five persons for dinner under
the biur walnut tree, where a lout
i table Was filled with nice rations un
til it aluiost groaned witlt the weight.
I All ate' ''until they were satisfied, and
Uliclc Joe surely did enjoy him-
sell, ana seemeu more like a man.ot
40 than 84. Several of hiij friends
gave him nice birthday present1!.
Uncle Joe has 52 grai:d-children,
and 21N great-grand-childrtn.
We certainly hope to see. many
more birthdays like this for Uncle
Joe. A FRIEND.