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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1924.
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In Fifty-Three Days
32,259 Cars Over Highway
Brunswick, Ga., 'Aug. 20. Chairman
E. L. Stephens, of the Glynn County
Commissioners, who is also a com
missioner of the Brunswick-St.
Simons highway, gave out some in
teresting figures this morning 'as to
traffic and revenue over' the high
way, since its opening for business
on June 26th.
The figures will be most gratfying
to the people of the entire county,
and if any argument were necessary
to show the need of a first-class hotel
on St. Simons Island, then this data
supplies the" evidence.
Up to and including Monday,
August 18th, the Brunswick-St.
Simons Highway has been in opera
tion fifty-three .days and during that
period 32,259 cars have patronized it
with an average daily revenue tor
the fifty-three days of $279.00. The
total gross revenues for that period
amounts to $14,787.00. 1
As a basis- for figuring the number
of . passengers traveled it is safe to
figure four to each car, which would
indicate a grand total of 129,036 per
sons who have traveled over the
highway during the period it has been
in operation. , This, it must be - re
membered, does not include the 6,000
cars and the 20,000 people who made
the trip to St. Simons on opening
day, July 11th, when all tolls were
suspended for twenty-four hours.
The record is a remarkable one
and certainly it should be most
pleasing to the people of Brunswick
and Glynn County who voted so over
whelmingly to put ,the. revenues of
both the city and the county in the
With 1,200 troops now encamped on
St. Simon's the traffic for the next ten
days will show large increases. Clip
ping from Brunswick paper.
Old Folks Day at
1 Coweta Baptist Church
September 21, 1924, With Dinner on
the Ground, and Everyone It
Sunday School at 9 :30 A. M.
Singing for 20 minutes, 10:30 A. M.
Recess, 10 minutes.
Sermon by Rev. J. B. Stalcup, at
11 :00 A. M.
Address of Welcome by Rev. J. B.
' Adjourn tor dinner.
Singing by choir, 10 minutes, 1:00
P. M. .
Devotional Services, 5 -minutes.
Tajk by Rev. J. Q. Wallace, 30
Talk by Rev., A. J; Smith, 25 min.
Talk by Rev. R. A. Truitt, 25 min.
Old Folks' Hour.
Talk by Rev. W. M. Smith, 25'min.
Talk by Rev. V. B. Harrison, 20
I'.enedic.tiol by Rev. V. B. Harrison.
USES WEATHER FORECASTS
Various modern devices for attract-1
ing congregations to churches have
boon tried by the clergy. Probably
none exceeds in resourcefulness the
methods of a-pastor in Syracuse, N.
Y., who uses weather forecasts in
trying to fit the attendance to the
capacity of the church and the serv
ices to the mood of the congregation
as affected by the weather. This
pastor presides over a popular down
town church unable to. hold" all that
.N,no in "rrrrA oli li u, f tw.i- " l..,t
not filled in inclement, weather or
fine out-door weather.
Every Saturday morning the pastor
telephones to the local office of the
Weather Bureau of the United States
Department of Agriculture. If the
forecast, as analyzed by the local
official, is such as to indicate weather
good enough for church, but not for
golf or motoring, publicity through
the newspapers is limited, and no at
tempt is made to increase thcattend
ance, as the church will be crowded
to capacity without such efforts. , But
if stormy or very fine weather is in
prospect, special announcements , of
sermon and attractive musical pro
grain) are made in the newspapers
and every means is used to arouse in
terest. A tiinilar course is followed
for the Wednesday prayer meetnig.
On the supposition that the general
mood of the congregation varies with
the. barometer and the weather, the
pastor also tries to provide sermon
and services most' suitable for the
conditions. v '
How to Save Tomato Seed
Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 25. "It is often
desirable and profitable for tomato
growers to save their own seed.
This is a simple operation and does
not require a great deal of time, and
at the same time, if done intelligently,
it insures the quality of the stock,"
says Robert Schmidt, Assistant Hor
ticulturist for the State College.
"When selecting for seed," says
Mr. Schmidt, "the entire plant and
not the individual fruit must be taken
into consideration. The most perfect
fruit of the entire field may be pro
duced on a low-yielding and unde
sirable plant. Select only from vig
orous, disease-free, . high-yielding
plants producing fruit of desirable
shape, color, size and quality.
"When well ripened, pick the to
matoes and dump them into a wooden
vessel preferably an .oak barrel.
They should be thoroughly crushed,
a little water added to cover the pulp
and then allowed to ferment until the
gelatinous material about the seeds
has disappeared. The time required
for fermentation varies but usually
takes from two to three days. Care
must be taken mot to allow excessive
fermentation or the vitality of the
seed may be injured. When' fermen
tation is complete water should be
added and the mixture stirred slowly.
The seeds will settle to the bottom
and the pulp will rise to the top
where it can be poured off. When
the seed have been separated from
the pulp they can be transferred to a
smaller . vessel and thoroughly
washed. The water is poured off and
the seed placed upon a cheese cloth
to dry. Drying should be rapid in
order to prevent sprouting. When
thoroughly dry the seed should be
put in a cloth bag and stored away in
a dry cool place'."
According to Mr. Schmidt, one
bushel of tomatoes will produce from
3 to 4 ounces of seed and one ounce
of seed should produce enough plants
to set an acre.
Of Interest to Our Farmers.
Columbia, S. C, Sept. 2, 1924.
Mr. C. R. Cabe, Sec.-treas.,
Otto N. F. L. A., Otto, N. C. ,
Dear Sir: The Bank is very much
gratified with the large number of
applications received for the present
allotment, the appraisal of iiese ap
plications will begin August 28th,
and will be completed by Novem
We will receive applications this
time until not later than October
27th, for our next allotment,' the As
sociations not being limited as to the
amount of funds, but all applications
received will be appraised beginning
November 1st and completed as early
as possible or not later than Jan
uary 1st. '".'-.','
As the crop season is far enough
advanced that the farmers know
about what they will make, and
thereby know approximately what
Vbe their income, and knowing
thw indebtedness,, they therefore
will know their needs in ample time
vto file their applications to take care
ot their debts, which they will not be
able to pay from proceeds of their
present crops, and as it is the desire
ofythe: Bank to assist them in carry
in their indebtedness at a low rate
of interest and on long time we' urge
that you" make a special effort in
gct'ing your , good farmers to file
their application so that they will
be able to get this assistance .by th:'
time it is needed, and'-also, to get
loans for any other' purposes permis
sable under, the Farm Loan Act.
If in heed of application blanks
please advise and same' will be .for
. . Yours very truly,
"W. F. STEVENS,. Secretary.
Federal Land Bank of Columbia.
Three boys and one girl have gone
to Andrews to school.
Mr. Herbert and Mr. Barker start
ed a two weeks meeting here last
Mrs. Fannie Walker and son and
daughter made a trip to Aquone to
Mr. Edwards and wife went to An
Ojtis Martin has gone 'to Florida fi'
Mrs. Rickman Martin has been
here on-a short visit to her mother.
Mrs. Iva Reece has been here on
a visit to her mother.
Mr. G. W, Stepp. has moved to. An
drews. -We will miss him.
- The officers made some of ' the
mountain dew boys highball last
' Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Cross Der
reberry, a fine bov.
THE LAST LAUGH
MAY BE THE WORST
Jerome K. Jerome's book, "Three
Men in a Boat," tells the story of the
big laugh one companion had when
another dropped his shirt in the river.
Then the other fellow discovered it
was the laughter's shirt, not his, and
he began to laugh; while the first
man's premature glee changed to a
sense of terrible outrage.
Something of the same sort of
laugh' has been going the rounds of
motorists over the federal suit against
fifty oil companies claimed to be in
combination to create a gasoline
monopoly through a pooling of pat
ents on cracking processes. However,
a second thought on the situation
seems to indicate that if the govern
ments is successful the last laugh may
be on; upwards of 15,000,000 motor
vehicle owners. . , .
The progress, development and
general well being of the oil industry
is apparently of little concern to the
average man, and the petition in
equity alleging a conspiracy, combi
nation and monopoly in gasoline
makes but a ripple on the somewhat
hardened surface of public thought.
On the other hand, car owners afe
vitally concerned in any situation or
development which has a direct bear
ing upon both the supply and price
This action on the part of the
Attorney General may turn out to
be a ;izable monkey wrenlcti tossed,
into the oil industry's cracking ma
chinery. If successful it must almost
certainly wreck the economical work
ing agreements which the interested
comoanies have built up only through,
years of difficult negotiation.
After.' years of entanglements, con
troversy and counter claims over
patent rights on gasoline cracking
proscsses, the companies agreed that
they were making no substantial pro
gress toward a legal settlement, and
that progress in the form of greater
yield of gasoline per barrel of crude
oil was being made only under what
appeared to be an unnecessarily
The oil companies were apparently
up a blind alley. So they got together
themselves and settled their differ
ences by agreement, thereby saving
themselves, the industry and the
courts much time, trouble and ex
pense. The user's pocket book was
also .benefitted, for it made possible
for each party and. its licensees the
continuance and improvement of al
ready highly developed methods of
manufacture, which in turn yielded
steadily increasing quantities of
If rhcgovernment is successful, and
peacefullys negotiated agreements
give way , to restored litigation, any
where -from five to twenty years of
trouble md added expense may be
dumped- onto the shoulders of refin
crs, large and small, including piany
not now involved in the suit.
The public is interested insofar as
it i; interested in cheap motor trans
portation. .. I he latter depends to a
very considerable extent upon con-
tinned operation under a great variety
of cracking patents . easily accessible,
as at present, to the whole industry.
The cracking, process' under its pres
ent . system of, control yielded last
year one-fifth of all the gasoline pro
duced in this country, or 1,500.000,000
gallons. This is about equal to 'the
present stocks in storage. Chaos in the
matter of cracking patents would al
most inevitably threaten this -addi-'.ional
yield and surolir-. tending in?
stead to create a severe shortage, and
boost, the. price of the entire supply
beyond., the reach of n;:nv: present
No. so" iori of the- government can
prevent the invention of new i:u-
pro v IV .processes tor enca
olinc. .-' Government 'action can, ho.
ever,- prohibit - inventors -and -'- those
who purchase patents from -making
license agreements an,! bid them to
do nothing until all the conflicting
patent have pursued .the weary chan
nels of crowded federal cortits. Such
proposed action can prevent substan
tial progress in the industry just as
effectively as though a!! refiners wen
compelled by law to refrain from
changing nn'bods until three suc
cessive courts l ad solemnly granted
permission; to make such changes.
1 he companies-involved in this suit
had felt the 'paralyzing- effect of
court delays On the- technical procress
of the, oil industry.. in' sharp contrast
to the , surging demand or the auto
motive giant fcr more, better and
cheaper fuel. l ike . most American
business men they found a way to
reconcile their "differences in the face
of a great popular need. Uncle Sam's
attempt to turn back the clock) may
embarrass the oil industry fii?st, but
if he succeeds the consumer will pay,
as usual, and supply for export tradiS
will be greatly endangered, .
Letter From Brevard.
Drevard, N. C., Aug20, 1924.
Dear Franklin Press Readers and
Having been -born and reared in the
lovely mountains of Macon County,
I know the people of Macon County
to be interested in every progressive
and upbuilding in education. There
fore when following Miss Orr in her
vision of the Balsam Grove School
spirit, I thought of how wonderful
it would be to place the vision be
fore other people that they too might
be helped and strengthened by the
vision. , .
Therefore I place within your
hands the "Vision."
Hoping that within every rural
school district will rise a similar
Yours for better schools. B. M. .
Dear Educational Co-Workers :
Will you close your eyes and imag
ine that you are visiting Balsam
Grove? . . - "
In other words, let us see what the
spirit of .Balsam Grove School is like.
First, we will gaze updn the three
room building as it stands, in a lovely,
rolling, and fertile valley at the head
of the French Broad River with its
clear, crystal waters rolling, tumbling
and rippling over the rocks, as if to
say, "Arise! Shine to greater ' and
Then at the back of the building is
seen a beautiful little mounta'in with
wild flowers, rhododendron and
mountain laurel growing in profusion,
and to outline the wonderful picture
are seen in the distance these places
of interest and beauty. "The Devil's
Court House," "The Pilot," and many
more picturesque places lend a. will
ing hand to the grandeur already
As these wonderful pieces of nature
stand out so vividly one is made to
wonder if God made any more per
fect spot on earth for a rural school.
The REAL SCHOOL SPIRIT is
demonstrated on Saturday before
school opens on Monday, when two
of. the school boys are seen in a
truck rollijig down the mountain to
Brevard for school supplies, such as
black-boards, floor oil, brooms, etc.
While awaiting the return of 'the,
truck, others weren't idle, by . any
means. One of the older school boys
took the school grounds in charge
and soon a rapid change had taken
place. -. ...
The lawn had been nicely mowed
and later the basket ball court was
attractively finished. Also a walk of
white gravel running from the build
ing to the nevv gate at front.
Shall we move, on to the interior
of the building and see the girls
work? Yes, the girls are working
with an equal amount of skill,
M onday has arrived and we see
the liag, or "The Old Glory, of Dem
ocracy" waving high over the heads
of the-.parents representing twenty
seven homes', as they gathered one
after another for the opening exer
cises of the third year of consoli
Mr. Ammons the Farm Demonstra
tojr, was' a prominent speaker -on the
program. , '
Miss Po? ell, the Home, Economics
teacher.' briefly but very attractively
spoke on the need of Home ' Eco
nomics in the rural schools-.
And Miss Morgan, we "realised from
the first- words, she spoke that she
would be. and is, a very effective
Short talks from the committee,
showing their interest and.' pledging
their, co-operation were greatly ap
preciated. The vision cannot be. vivid enough
to give the thrill of such a gathering
miei the person was actually pres
to.. seeand . heaivfo.,rightly...ap-
tne worth ot such a beginning,
'''school is now org,inied by
s rather than grades. Athletics
i Literary Society will . be the
features ot the- year's .-work. '.
A-'Traveling Library has arrived,
ami it is hoped that all rural schools
of North Carolina will tak? advan
tage of this gift from the Library
Commission at' Raleigh. 7 .'.
' "V'th many good wishes for the
success of every rural school in North
Caro'hia. ALCOVA M. ORR,
, Principal Jlalsam Grove School,
- LISTEN.-,: .'...:
. The eleventh annual session of
the Swain . County Singing Conven
tion meets with the Almond Class
on Saturday before the fourth Sun
day in Sevtember, 1924. AH singers
are cordially invited to attend and
help to make the day a feast of
For further information address
Hurley- VV. Grant, Nantahala, N. C.
Real Home Must Not
Be Hastily Planned
The revival of interest in home
building undoubtedly has brought
with it questionable haste in selection
of architecture as well as in construc
tion, with the result that in ,many
instances one is prompted to ask, "Is
this a home or just a house?"
Cheap and hasty construction can
never make a home serve the purpose
for which it should be designed. A
hastily selected house plan is, in most
instances, a. thing to repent. A dis
satisfied home builder is anything but.
an asset to a' community. Either he
wants to sell his home or he thinks
constantly of his mistakes, and does
not derive the joy that should be his
in such ownership.
Home building properly requires
long planning. It is not a matter to
be discussed today and placed in the
hands of a contractor tomorrow. The
investment is not only a heavy 'one
for most people, but it is a peculiar
one. In that sentiment and personal
taste are to be satisfied if an enjoy
able home is to result.
The livable home is the one which
has not only been carefully planned
by its occupants, but has been; suit
ably fitted to its site and arranged in
such a way as to conform to the. mode
of life of those who live within its
walls,, and at the same time expresses
their taste and individuality. In other
wpids, home building is an art. and no
style of art is sound that does not ex
press the life of the people who use it.
Marc X. Goodnow, Editor Cali
fornia Home Owner.
Are Your Soybeans Diseased
Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 25. It is known
that the soybean is subject to about
twelve different diseases at this time,
according to investigations made by
Dr. F. A. Wolf of the State College
But as to the damage done by these
diseases and the extent of the trouble
no one seems to know. This is par
tially explained by the fact that
North Carolina grows about one
third of- the soybeans produced in
this country and the crop is relatively
small and less important in other
states so the authorities in those
states have done little research in the
control of soybean diseases. Investi
gations by Dr. Wolf, however, reveal
the fact that the crop as grown in
North Carolina is affected with pod
and stem blight, bacterial blight,
bacterial postule, mildew, brown leaf
spot, anthracnose, Pythium root rot,
Mosaic, Rhizoctonia root rot, sclero
tial blight and collar rot.
From this it is evident that the poor
plant is going to have a hard time if
all these things attack it at once, but
fortunately only a few of these dis
eases occur year after year on wide
areas. Some of them are encoun
tered only occasionally and in re
stricted localities. Some are de
struct;ve some years and unimpor
tant in other vears.
"But," says " DroIf. "we know
too little about soybean diseases. If
your plants are infested with some
disease send us in a specimen plant
and perhaps we can tell you the
trouble and how to overcome it."
Those growers who desire to send
specimens of diseased plants to Dr.
Wolf may reach him at the Division
'. Plant Pathology, State .College
Mks. MUNDAY DIES
AT OLD FAMILY HOME
Mrs. !'e!!e Johnson Mujiday, mem
ber, of :. prominent and weathly
Kc-.vo 'Cour.tv '.'family! -died Tuesday
m.'inaiL', at. 0:00
h'!"ily rede'io on the Southside;
H:iiJ.ov.r.ic.j3'j!l:2ss , of., pneu-.
mn:T:.-;. She is s, zed by her
' ') S-andy Jliir y, of I-'rmik-hii,
North Carolina, r 1 t!ie . follow
ing .."O'ls and daiu' .-ers: Earl, -of
.Krxvilkv Boyee. , p,'. . Tampa. Fla.,
Mrs. Vance Cotter, of New Yoilc
Ms. loiiii C. Brown, of thi city, and
Misses Ethel and Amelia Sunday,
wl o r.nrle their, home, with her here
during, the summer.. Th? famjly hail
'tesided i-.i Franklin nr '.he past few
years, where Mr. Mumlay is .in
business, and formerly lived in
K-iiOKville. , -
Tiie deceased is also survived by
t-'(' grandchildren and a n 1 nher o'
brothers' and sisters, inCi Uiiij Mrs.
C. B. Frail, of the; ooi-tVide. -Mr.
T. L.' Suiith, and !'. M . T'.ihso-i. of
lvockweod. She .letcs 'I'Muerotis
other relatives and a liori of friends
throughout 'this section. ".-'.-.'Funeral
services w-re , conducted
VVcdiieMlay afternoon at.C. B. Hall's
home on the Southside, with Rev. J.
C. Orr and Rev. W. C. Mat tin oOicia-"i.rj.-r!-.''ii.k',0od.
Term., Times. '