FRANKLIN, N. ., FRIDAY OCTOBER 10, 1924.
THIS STATE HAS
Over Two Hundred Thous
and More Machines Now
in North Carolina Than
Ten Years Ago.
Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 4. The number
of .registered automobiles and trucks
in the state of North Carolina has in
creased by 274,157, . within the past
ten years, the 1914 registration being
285,546, according to the biennial re
port of the secretary of state made
here by W. N. Everett. The total
amount' of taxes collected on motor
and gasoline sales by the department
since 1911 was $20,038,109.45.
The report also shows that the
amount collected by the department
for the registration and transfers was
$98,046.32 on November 30, 1914, while
on June 30, 1924, the collection for the
same purposes, was $3,975,658.37.
Gasoline tax, collected for the year
ending June 30, 1923,, was stated to
be $838,724.57, while tax collxected on
June 30, 1924, was $3,979,855.4U.
During the past two years the sec
retary's office has issued 2,405 domes
tic charters for corporations tor
which it collected $19,222.47, . while
within the same period certificates
have been issued to 15 foreign cor
porations for which fees totaling
$16,075 have been collected.
Since 1922, 65 banks have filed with
the office, 63 trade marks have been
registered and five railroads have
been granted charters, says - the
Land grants numbering 113 have
been issued since . 1922, the report
states on which payments amounting
to $4,233.87 have been received.
According to the tabulated list of
the report the entire departments un
der the secretary of state have paid
into the treasury for 1922-23, $5,319,
356.55, and for the .year 1923-24,
$7,386,201.27, or a total of $12,695,-
647.82, since 1922. :
On October 2, 1924, the home of Mr,
and Mrs. J. C. Ledbetter was blessed
with two little baby girls, Etta Sou
and Martha Lou.
But on October 4th, the good Lord
who gave them called little Martha
Lou back home, to be with the other
little angels in heaven. Though she
stayed but a short while with us, we
learned to love her very much. We
can only think of her as a little an
gel passing through this world of
trouble to a land of rest, sweet peace
and love, for there is no heart aches
pain' or care in that happy world
above. All was done that loving
hands could do to keep the little
darling with us, but Go I knew best
So let us all try to meet her where
there will be no more parting. She
was laid to rest in the new cemetery
at Franklin. Rev. W. M. Smith con
ducted the service.
We shall sleep, but not forever
. there will be a glorious dawn. We
shall meet to part, no never, oir the
MRS. VAN FRAZIER.
Prentiss Council will give a barbe
cue dinner and picnic at the Baptist
Church , at Prentiss on Saturday, Oc
tober 25th. There will be plenty of
good eats and good speakers. All
Juniors and members of their fami
lies and the general public cordially
invited to come and spend the day
. Congressman Zeb Weaver, of Ashe
J ville, spent the last week end with
, relatives and friends; here. Mr.
Weaver made an interesting speech
to large crowd of admirers on Sat
Gibbons, the American boxer, com
plains that he could not get his mon
key after fighting in; Europe. Much
rthe same complaint is made by the
Mrs. N. H. D. Wilson left Monday
for her home at Elizabeth City, N. C,
rafter spending a few days here on
account of the death of her brother,
Mr A- W. Mangum.
Mr. R. L Addington, of Cornelia,
Ga., spent the last week end in Frank
lin on business.
SELECT SEED CORN
FROM STALKS IN FIELD
Raleigh, N. C, Oct.. 6 An increase
of between three and four bushels
per acre has been secured by the
Division of Agronomy of the State
College Experiment Station in its
tests with seed corn selected from
the field as contrastel with seed ob
tained from the crib. In some cases
the increased yield was as high as
eight bushels per acre with the same
variety. This in itself proves that it
pays to select in the field, the seed
corn for next year's planting, state
the agronomy workers. v
Seed carefully selected in the crib
next spring is better than no selection
at all because Door seed results in
poor stands, waste of land and labor
and in low yields at harvest. Agron
omy workers advise that before the
corn is cut for shocking or before it
is gathered, go into the field and se
cure more than twice as much as will
be needed for next year's planting.
The grower needs to get his seed
ears from the kind of stalks that he
would like to have growing in his
fields next year.
When the desired amount has been
secured, the ears should be stored in
a, place where they will be dry and
free from rats and weevils. Some
good farmers hang their seed ears
by strings or wires from' the rafters
and others use tight bins.' Next
spring, the best of these field select
ed ears may be used for seed and the
remainder discarded. It is also wise
to make a germination test. before
planting to be sure ,that a good
stand will be secured.
Where seed corn is carefully select
ed in the field each year and a good
seed patch planted to supply 'the
needed amount of seed for the entire
farm, yields will be improved and the
corn will more nearly pay for the
time, labor and fertilizer used in
growing it, say the workers. .
FOR THE WINTER
Farm Machinery Should Be
Protected from the Win
ter Rains in Order to Pre
Raleigh,' N. C, Oct. 6. The proper
housing and care of farm machinery
means more at this season of the
year than any other time.
"The heavy rains and cold weather
of winter will damage it much more
than dry summer weather," says E.
R. Raney, Farm Engineering Spe
cialist for the State College Exten
sion Division. "Millions of dollars
are lost each year due to improper
care of farm machinery. The aver
age life of such machines as mowers,
rakes, . gang plows, harrows, hay
presses, ensilage cutters, manure
spreaders, and wagons may be in
creased from three to five years, by
proper housing, by timely repair and
Just because the gang plow is- all
metal is no reason for leaving it out
to rust during the winter, states Mr.
Raney. AH machines' should be
tightened up, repaired and painted
before storing. Much of the needed
repair work may be done during
Mr. Raney states that money saved
in the life of machines will easily pay
for an implement shed. Plans for
these sheds may be obtained by writ
ing to Mr. Raney at State College.
Ralegh, . L. The. plans are sen
free and their use Will mean less, ex
pense for costly farm implements.
Carson Chapel News.
Jacky Frost visited this section the
past 'week. A tew patches of late
corn and beans were killed.
Syrup boiling seems to be the go
now, and everybody is getting sweet
and sticky too.
Borrf, to Mr. and , Mrs. J. C. Led
betterLiwin girls, October 2nd.
The Indies of this community had
a quilting last Tuesday for Mrs. Will
Greene. A large, crowd was present."!
rour quilts were completed 'and -some
material left over. .
Mrs. S. M. Bartlett, of Gastonta,
N. C, . is spending a few days with
her daughter here, Mrs. J. C. Led
Pyrotol, a cheap explosive, made
from ground smokeless powder and
nitrate of soda, is being offered to
farmers at cost this fall. The Farm
Agent in your county will take your
Every Farm in North Caro
lina Should Have Plenty
of Running .Water, Says
Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 6. Running
water is within the reach of every
farm home in North Carolina.
E. R. Raney, farm engineering
specialist for the State College Ex
tension Service, has presided at the
installation of many simple water
systems during the past year and his
studies show that no home, however
humble it may be, need do without
this necessary convenience. These
farm water systems may only be a
pitcher pump located conveniently
over the sink or they may be the
elaborate kind with complete kitchen
and bathroom fixtures.'
Mr. Raney states that the water
may be secured from wells, both deep
and shallow, or springs, and cisterns.
The source of water supply will de
termine the type of pump needed and
then the only thing left for the own
er to determine is the kind of storage
tank he would, like to have and the
extent to which he will go with the)
installation of fixtures. .
If a spring lower than the house is
furnishing as much as three gallons
of water per. minute and a fall of at
least three feet can be obtained
within a reasonable distance of the
spring, a hydraulic ram may be in
stalled to pump water into a tank.
'Whatever the source of supply,' it
is best to put in a storage tank suf
ficiently large to hold at least one of
two days' supply of water. In figur
ing the size ,of the tank, "Mr. Rane"y
advises that 30 gallons per day for
each person in the home be used as
Rev. Cloer preached a very inter
esting sermon at the Oak Grove Bap
tist Church Sunday.
There were several visitors on Oak
Grove Sunday, including Robert Rog
ers, of Franklin, B6b Patton, Charlie
McClure, Dan Davis and Carl Par
rish. We are always glad to have
visitors from other sections.
There was a speaking at the school
house Friday night. Mr. and Mrs.
Will McCoy, of Franklin were
present. .' : . ' ' '
Mr. Jeter Higdon is wearing a big
smile. It's a boy.
-Aunt Lou Grant has been visiting
her brother, Wesley West, during the
past week. ,
The whooping cough is in our sec
tion again. Quite a number of cases.
Several of the Oak Grove people
arc attending the Indian Fair this
Mrs. Susie Duvall returned home
from Swain Sunday, where she has
been visiting her son.
The many friends of Mrs. S. M.
Queen were clad to see her able to
be out Sunday. BLUE JAY.
Card of Thanks.
We, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hurst and
family, take this privilege in thanking
our friends and neighbors for the
kindness shown and the help given
during the short sickness and death
of our daughter and . sister; Etta
Potts, which occurred Saturday
morning, September 27th.
From our hearts, we thank Bro.
Cloer 'who .conducted the funeral for
the -many words of comfort in this
sad bereavement; and pray that we
so live that when it is burs to die,
we may be re-united in the Home
that He has prepared for us. And
we! the children, thank you for all
the assistance that has been given
our.invalid mother who has been al
most helpless for so long, and thank
you in advance for any deeds of kind
ness or words of comfort for her in
these' sad hours of bereavement and
affliction. Pray for our' old father
who sits by her bed almost day and
night that his health may not fail,
and that his. as well as mother's,
future "days might be pleasant.
Plant legumes but sec that the seed
arc inoculated with the proper bac
teria so that nitrogen gathering no
dules will prow on the roots and thus
improve the soil, say agronomy work
ers of the State College Experiment
Station. "i '.
LIBRARY TO BE OPEN
Beginning Saturday, October 11th,
the Public Library in the Masonic
Hall .will .be opened each Saturday
afternoon from two until four o'clock.
AIL persons who have books belong
ing to the library will please return
them, next Saturday at that time,, in
order that the records may be
checked" up and all missing books ac
We are sorry to report that little
James, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Brabson, is very ill with pneumonia
at this writing.
Misses Myrtle and Grace McClure
spent the week end with home folks,
accompanied by Miss Ethel Wilkes". .
Burnctte, the little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Harley Bates, passed to an
other world last Wednesday night
from pneumonia. The bereaved ones
have our deepest sympathy.
Misses Oberah Seagle, T. Holden
and Fannie Conley were the dinner
guests of Miss Edna Holbrook last
Misses Eva Mae Hyatt and Annie
Mitchell spent the week end in At
lanta and Athens with friends. .
The Academy School is planning on
giving an entertainment and box
supper October 31st.
The Black Cats and Ghosts bid
you come and bob for apples. It will
be the greatest fun.. The Witch will
tell your fortune when the bobbing
is all done. ''..'
Perhaps to be the President, or
rich, will be your fate. You'd better
ak your mother if you can stay quite
late.' GYPSY GIRLS.
DIES IN MACON
Was a Popular Figure on the
University Campus Years
Ago Funeral Was Held
Chapel Hill, N. C, Oct. 2.-Dolph
Mangum died yesterday at Franklin,
Macon County. News of the death
of the native Chapel Hillian and Uni
versity alumnus, an extraordinarily
popular figure in the village and on
the campus :a quarter of a century
agu and known all-over the state as
pitcher on the varsity baseball team,
came in die form of a dispatch today
to his brother, Dr. Charles S. Man
gum, of the University Medical
He was born in 1876, the son of
Rev. A. W. Mangum, Methodist min
ister, chaplain in the Confederate
army, and professor of philosophy
in the University from 1875 to 1890.
He graduated here in the class of 1897,
After leaving college he served
wirh the United States soil survey
and the United States forestry ser
vice; was then commissioned by the
DuPont interest to develop a cam
phor farm in Florida; and thence
went to Western' Carolina to manage
a mica mining enterprise. Me was
succeeding at that when his health
broke down three years ago.
The funeral and interment will
take place at Franklin tomorrow at
The deceased is survived by his
wife and son; by his brother, l)r
Mangum", "and by' UvVTsisters," Mrs." N.
H. D. Wilson and Miss Juliette Man
gum. The Charlotte Observer.
Hon. Felix E. Alley will address the
voters of the Tenth District upon the
pending issues' of the present . cam
paign, at the following times and
Franklin, Friday, October 24th, at
5 P. M.
Highlands, Saturday, October 25th,
at 3 1 A. M.
Cashiers Valley, Saturday, October
25th. at .TP. M.
Gknvillc, Saturday. October 25th,
at 8 P. M. .' ,
Mr. Alley is one of the most force
ful orators of the State, and everyone
is cordially invited to hear him,, re
gardless of their political affiliations.
Dri Chas. Mangum left for his home
at Chapel Hill last Saturday, after
attending the funeral of. his brother.
Mr. A. W. Mangum.
BE ON THE TICKET
Manning and Neal Confer
and Agree That the Third
Party Is Entitled to Have
Its Tickets. .
Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 3-The LaFolf
lette-Wheeler electors won their
official recognition in North Carolina
today after Attorney General James
S. Manning and Judge Walter H.
Neal, chairmen of the State Board of
elections, conferred and agreed that
this third party is entitled to have its
tickets printed and distributed as are
the tickets for the Republican and
"We are of the opinion," Judge .
Neal, speaking for the Board, said,
"that the LaFollctte and Wheeler
electors are entitlel to' a place on
the official ballots. . There seems to
be no particular provision forhis
recognition, but there is no particu- .
lar inhibition in the law against it."
Sentiment, of party leaders, espe
cially of Chairman Bramhatn and
Dawson, paved" the way for the de
cision which followed today's con
ference between the attorney gen
eral and Judge Neal. The latter de
clared that he did not want to agi
tate the question of still another par-.
ty asking for the same consideration
in the State but he left newspaper
men to infer that if any of the oth
ers do ask for the" printing and dis
tribution of ballots, the Board under
the LaFollctte-Wheeler precedent,
will be compellel to print and send
out the tickets.
Recognition of the new party in
North Carolina does not entail any
great amount of additional expense,
Judge Neil said, and-will not require
any new election officials. It would
be on the basis of the vote polled at
the coming election aS to whether the
new party will be recognized in the
primary contests next year.
Democratic leaders assembled in
Raleigh tonight for a discussion of
the campaign expressed a confidence
that the to'al third party vote this
year will not exceed ten thousand.
IN MEMORY OF MR.
E. JOEL SIMONDS
A wave of sadness swept over the
home on the eighteenth of July, 1923,
and took from this earth a loving
father and a kind husband to the oth
er shore. Yet "we feel that the hand
that guards us all and hath power
over all had a far. better place for
Uncle Joel than we ever had, and we
bow in humble submission to His
will, knowing that He doeth all
things well. But we miss him, Oh!
So much. Not only is he missed in
the home but in the surrounding
community by friends and by all who
He told the writer only a few days
before his death that he was soon
going home, over yonder where there
would be no more pain,, no more sor
row and no-, more tears, but where
sweet rest awaited him, where father
and mother were standing with out
stretched haiuls for his coming.
He said, "T don't fear death the
least bit for I know t am going home
where my troubles will be over." Oh!
Blessed thought, that he was going
He is -survived bv - a wife, Mrs. -E.
L Simonds; two daughters, five
grandchildren',, and .a Ivst of relatives
and friends, but whil it is our loss
it is. his gain. --May tf - Lord help us
all to live, so' in this v '.-Id that when
the summons conies c ir us we can
f earlessly cross over. the river and
meet our loved ones who have gone
to' be with angrls and Jesus forever
Through all pain at times he'd smile,
A smile of heavenly birth;'
And when the angels called him home
He smiled farewell to earth.
i leaven retaineth how our treasure,
I Earth the casket keeps;
And the sunbeams love to linger
Where our loved one slarps.
lMrrid! how mysterious and
How strange are Thy ways,
To take from us this loved one
In the best of his days.
But beyond all hopes and fears our
loved one fins sweet rest and sleep.
LF.ONA BATES, His Niece.