FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1924.
NATION BOWS IN GRIEF AT DEATH
OF MRS. FLORENCE K, HARDING
MR. BOB HERE
I AS, Y f (A
20 VICTORIES IN
President Coolidge Has Won
More Political Campaigns
Than Any Other Man of
His Years in Washington.
Washington, D. C, Nov 9. Prior
to the election of last Tuesday, the
' country,' for some reason or other,
had the impression that Calvin Cool
idge didn't know much about poli
tics. The country thought, of him as
more or less' of a political foundling,
a chance man of fate, a plaything of
President Coolidge is the master
politician. He held political offices
oftencr and longer than any man of
his years now in Washington.
Coolidge has run for political offices
just twenty times: and twenty
times he has been elected. If any.
man in politics today can match or
beat that record, let him come for
ward at this time or forever after
hold his peace. Certainly there is
no one to match a path of political
fortune, which, has run all the way
from city councilman of Northamp
. . . ton, Mass., to the presidency of the
United States, with only about five
"clean" years intervening from the
lowest to the highest.
It might almost be said of the pres
ident that he has won twenty one
times, for in college he entered a na
tional contest for a gold medal offered
by the Sons of the Revolution for
the best essay on the "Principles for
Which the Colonies Fought in the
Revolutionary War." The contest was
open to all colleges. Young Coolidge
of Amherst, carried off the prize,
v Within four years after his grad
uation Coolidge had made his first
political bid and won his first polit
ical victory. He .was a graduate of
1895. In 1899 he was in the city council
of Northhampton. Political victory
number two came when he was elected
city solicitor in 1900 for two years
In 1904 came political" victory number
three clerk of courts.
Then the budding politician who had
great deliberation .transplanted him
self from Vermont to Massachusetts
soil, began to warm " up a bit and
strike out for higher things.
Since 1909 Mr. Coolidge has never
been out of public office, and he has
just been elected to four years
more in the White House from March
4. next. This will carry him from
March 4, 1925, to Mar.h 4, 1929, a
stretch of twenty years of political
Mr. CoolidgeV victories have come
in this manner: .
. 1. City councilman,l899
1 City solicitor, 1909 '
3. Clerk of Courts. .
4. House of Representatives, Mas
5. Re-elected to house. 1907.
6. Mayor of Northampton. 1909.
7. Re-elected mayor 1910.
8. State senate Massachusetts. 1911.
9 Re-elected .1912.
10. Re-elected, 1913. '
- 11. Elected presidentof senate 1913
- 12. Elected to senate,. 1913.
13. Elected president of senate.
14. Lieutenant governor of Massa
15. Re-elected, 1916.
16. Re-elected, 1917.
17. Governor of Massachusetts, 1918
18. Re-elected governor, 1919.
19. Vice president of United States,
20. President, 1924, .
'Mr. Coolidge never has made
much fuss .and 'feathers about his
remarkable political record. That
is why the public has known so little
concerning it. Ha. long ago adopted
the theory that slience was golden;
and there has been none to say him
nay.. . ..
'Where other politicians would
have been "pointing with pride",
"'Silent Cal" has merely gone ahead
sticking to the job, doing the day's
work and reaping the harvest. If
he has lacked imagination, as some
of his opponents have said,, he cer
tainly has not lacked the necessary
essentials of Success. ' , v , , i
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The Franklin High School
Defeated Baldwin Satur
day Night Plays Dillard
Next Friday Night.
The F. H. S. Quinted marched up
and. down the home court to a 23 to
17 victory over the. Baldwin five on
the night of November 22. The' Bald
win five came on. the court with a
grim determination to win but the'
white hurricane overpowered them in
all parts' of the game. At the end of
the first half the game was 8 and 8
which showed that both teams were
fighting hard. Carwford starred for
Franklin with 13 points to his credit.
Boling starred for Baldwin with four
field goals and two fowls making 10
points to hi.s credit. i
The lineup was as follows:
Fraiii 23 Baldwin 17
Crawford (13) R.F. Boling (10)
Epps :. (4). L.F. Strane (3)-
Maslvburn (2) C . Cash (2)
Sherrill (2) R.G. Shore(O)
Henry (2) L.G. Keser (2)
Substitutes." Franklin, none. Baldwin,
Referee, Richards, Umpire, Farlinger.
Franklin will play Dillard, Ga., on
Thursday night, November 27, at 7:30
City Going Our for Business
Can't work 'Hold Up' Game
And Expect Development
Towns and cities that would de
velop and expand are "going out after
business." Business is seeking a
Business is seeking a location where
it. is reasonably assured of fair and
just treatment. It will not establish
itself in a city or town where indica
tions point to radical municipal require
ments or where there is disposition
to impose unreasonable burdens either
in a matter of franchise or taxes.
Nor wi'l business look with favor up
on the town "or city where its men
of financial- affairs and its real estate
operators buy options on available
sites tor the purpose of boosting
Twenty years ago, it is said, a
thriving little city of the Carolinas
had excellent prospects to get what
no v is the largest public utilities in
the two States. Running up the price
of !:al estate kept the industry away.
Tin; city where this industry finally
lo:ati , has hereby received millions
and millions of dollars of business
and is now more than ten times' the
size of the city first considered.,
A good illustration of "going out
for business" is cited by The Fayette
ville Observer, It is told in the fol
lowing story :
1 "The Pennsylvania railroad drop
ped a hint that it would like to put
a' terminal into Norfork. Every civic
club and institution got busy. Norfolk,
as an inducement to bring such a
thing to past, gave the Pennsylvania
Railroad, last week, five acres of land
and permission tc- close a number of
sm?l! unimportant streets to get its
right-of-way into the city. The rail
road took th: offer and will build ter
minals in Norfolk which will aggre
gate between . $:,CCO,000 and $5,000,000
in financial outlay.
"The next time we hear of an.or
ganzation which seeks a location in
this community let us try Norfolk's
plan instead of running around and
getting options on available sites so
we can hold the prospective business
up for a stiff price in the event such
industry would like to locate here."
Make your date now. Don't let some
other fellow get your girl for the
evening ; of Nov. 28th. Remember,
End Came Peacefully After
A Life of Heroic Struggle
And a Painful Illness
Was Buried Monday.
. Marion, Ohio, Nov. 21-Florence
Kling Harding', Widow of . the 29ih
president of the United States, War
ren G. Harding, died here today. The
end came peacefully, her attending
physician announced, and, marked the
close of life of tremendous struggle
against great odds. Death resulted
from an ailment from which she
suffered for many years, and which
once., nearly resulted in leaving the
white house bereft of its mistress.
Mrs. Harding died at 8:55 a. m., to
day at the residence of her physician,
Dr. Carl Sawyer, at White Oaks.
This afternoon, the body being re
moved from the death chamber to
the home of her neicc, Mrs. Frank
J. Longshore. Funeral services will
be held on Monday at 2 p.m., from
the Epworth M. E. Church, here. The
church is that of Mrs. Harding's girl
hood. Following the ceremony, the
body will be laid in the vault beside
that of her late husband, where it
will remain until the completion of
the Harding Memorial.
GROWS BY LEAPS
There is no let-up in public demand
for telephone service. '
This is shown by the fact that since
the beginning of the present century,
the population of this country has
increased 45 per cent, the investment
in railroad plant equipment has in
creased 135 per cent and the invest
ment of Bell telephone plant has in
creased in the number of telephones
1,240 per cent.
Present growth is at the rate three
times as rapid as the population
growth, says The North and South
Carolina Pukffic Utility Information
Bureau. Tle estimated , growth of
the next five years exceeds all pre
vious iecords for a like period. New
telephones were added to the Bell
System at the rate of 2,000 a day in
There was a telephone to every 90
persons in 1900, one to every 34 per
sons. in 1905, one to every 16 persons
in 1910, one to every 11 persons in
1915, and at present there is one tele
phone to every seven inhabitants in
the United States.
I AM THE LAW.
I protect the worker while produc
ing the fruits of the soil, and in the
enjoyment of them. Without me the
grass would grow in the pavements of
your cities, and the wolf would howl
in your parks; with me, your lives,
liberties, (and. property are safe, and
your higher faculties left free for de
velopment. Who attacks me attacks
civilization; he who defends me ex
ccrsiscs and proves a patriotism not
limited to the boundries of hisl country
but in the' truest sense .' embracing
mankind. -Just as I am essential to
you for your defense against the as
sailant, the. thief, and the anarchist
against the lawless so are you essen
tial to my defense against th acts and
tongues of the malevolent, and the
foolish. - In the first , ranks of -my le
gions stands the , incorruptible, and
conscientious judge, striving day by
day to do even-handed justice as my
minister. In the second rank stands the
able and upright attorney,, pleading
each suitor's case as in him lies, but
always within the" limits of honesty
and decorum. And in the third rank
stands the plain citizen, not skilled
in the law, in my prnciples and rules,
but rather in the arts of production
and trade which I protect. All these
defend me, and them I defend. I am
the outer wall of the fortress of so
ciety, and the cement that holds in
plaee each brick of its whole structure.
In doing me reverence, you revere
the life-philosophies of yoxir greatest
men,, by reviling me you would sow
broadcast the seeds of anarchy,-destitution,
and despair. Let no man
raise hand against me or unloose
tongue, for the. consequences of his
treason, if effective against me,
would destroythe lives and happiness
of millions. I am the Law, and call
upon you in the name of hunmanity
to do me true reverence in word and
The Highlands School Will
Present this Two Act Play
at the Court House Made
a Big Hit at Highlands.
Btftnl1'' ; vli
. "Mr. Bob," the. clever two acl
comedy which is being so sucessfully
put on by the Highlands. High School,
will be presented at the Court House,
Franklin. N. C. Friday night, No
vember 28, 1924, at 8:00 o'clock.
This play was presented before a
large and enthusiastic audience at
Highlands and proved an instantaneous
hit. The teachers o! the Highlands
School arid the talented students who
make up the cast of this unusually
attractive drama, are receiving the
whole-hearted - congratulations of
those who were so fortunate as to
see the Highlands presentation. .
Miss Ruth Oliver, principal of the
Highlands School, will be in personal
charge of the porduction. She will
Kl T Icclctflfl ir Wife fiitiff fX5aA
another member of the faculty, who
is a talented and finished ' musician.
Franklin may well feel assured that
anything' that comes under the per
sonal supervision of these two young
ladies will be worth seeing.
The cast of characters follows:
Philips Royson William Merrill.
Robert Brown, Clerk for Benson . &
Benson M. E. Brown,
Jenkins, Miss Rebecca's butler
Mary McKinney. '.
Rebecca Luke, a maidenjady Mrs.
A. W. Pierson. . .
Marion Bryant, Katherine's friend
Katherine Rogers, Miss Rebecca's
niece Eloisc Rice. .
Patty, Miss Rebecca's maid Rachel
The play begins promptly at 8:00
o'clock, and will run one and half
hours. Admission is 35 cents for
adults and 25 cents for school children
Treat yourself to a ticket, and annex
an evening of genuine enjoyment.
Battalions of Monkeys Aid
Chinese as War Gets Rough
London, November 16 Chinese sold
iers, partally converted to the use
of airplane bombs and machine guns
in their civil war, vvlcnt back to the
weapons of their a:iestors when the
heavy ' fighting began, and sent war
monkeys over the top, according to
an eye-witness account which has
ju-i reached here
Psychology plays a large part in
Chinese warfare." and when the ex
plosion of giant firecrackers failed
sufficiently to frighten the enemy,
hundreds of tailcss war-monkeys
called "vvah-wahs" because that is
the sound they utter when angry
were rushed to the front.
They were used in night attacks.
Covered with luminous paint, the
monkeys were sent across the enemy
lines to bite and scratch as well as
to spread fear by their wierd appear
It is explained that the monkeys do
not understand-. that -they are engaged
in a war. nor. do they have any pref
erences between the various factions
of quarrelsome Chinese. . They have
b?en trained for many years to go out
miles if necessary, to seek flags of
certain colors. The monkeys are
never released for any other purpose.
When a real war comes along, the
monkeys will speed away in any des
ignated direction to fight to the death
if necessary in their search for the
flags they have been trained to find.
If Chinese cOlor-bearers would alter
the composition .of their flags or
would deliver them up to the monkeys
without protest there would be no
bloodshed, - Death at the powerful
hairy hands of the "wah-wahs"' is
cruel but swift. The creatures rip.
tear, and bite. Thejr victims are
hardly recognizable as former human
beings when the infuriated beasts
have done with them. .
Although they are less than four
feet in height, the monkeys have the
strength of a dozen Chinese. A
crashing right swing from the bulging
shoulder of a'war-monkey will shat
ter a jaw beyond repair,
Bond Money Now in Bank at
Begin Work at Once Sur
veying Water Line.
Like sprinters on the line waiting
for the starter's gun Franklin has been
held in leash for weeks waiting for
the signal to go: Now we're OFF.
Franklin has a checking account of
approximately $300,000 in the bank in
Nashville, Tenn., Last Monday the
municipal power bonds were delivered
in Nashville by; Mr. Henry Cabe,
Franklin's efficient town clerk, and
the money received from the sale
of the bonds was immediately de
posited to the credit of the city of
The engineers will arrive today pre
pared to begin preliminary surveys of
the, proposed dam and vicinity. It is
expected that the first work of this
kind will consist of running a con
tour line completely around the pro
posed lake. This line, indicated by
numerous stakes, will show the limits
of the lake when the dam is completed
After these limits arc established
the Lake Emory Company can then
begin the survey of its properties
adjoining the lake. The holdings of
this company will be laid off into lots
of various sizes, depending upon the,
contour of the grounds, with a view
to meeting the requirmerits' for hotel
sites, summer homes and amusement
TURNS ON ENEMY
' An Ohio court returns a verdict of
$5,000 against a truck owner on the
ground that the carelessness of his
truck driver was the cause of the
death of a Michigan Central engineer.
'A. truck was being driven from.
Toledo to Detroit. The driver of the
truck, didn't "stop, look and listen,"
and the engineer and fireman of the
train were killod in the smash. The
argument which prevailed was that
the truck was a common carrier and
therefore liable for damages, the same
as a railroad corporation.
The veridct of the Ohio jury is of
more than passing importance.
Tor years railroads and street rail
ways have been "soaked." for all
kinds of damages, truck drivers auto
mobilists and pedestrians rarely being
held responsible for accidents.. -
The important feautre is that a
truck is regarded as a common car
rier and, its owner or owners are',
held financially responsible in case
Mr. A. B. Moses was taken to
Franklin to the home of his son, Mr.
A. S. Moses where he can be given
better medical attention. His many
friends hope he wll be better soon.
Mr, Jim Keener has been on the
sick list, but is better at this writing.
il Lsses . Bulah, .Ula Houston and -
Gallic Jones aecompani. d their teach-;
cr Miss Grihle to her l.om'e at Pren
tiss last week end. ' . '
Mr. Monroe Strain rid' wife from
Detriot Michigan has 'een -visiting
relatives in this secti iv.
Since Coolidge has been elected Mr.
Abe Young of Ellijay seems to be
very successfully hose trading as he
brings a different horse to be shod
each time, lately.
Mr. Leon Keener .of Tugalo, Ga..
motored" to this section to 'see his
parents, Sunday. ' ,
Mr. Chas. Moses of'-East LaPorte
ancT Mr. Will Moses of Tuckasiegce
came to see their father, Mr. A. B.
Moses, a few days ago.
Mrs. Spurgeon Sanders, and children
have returned to their home at Hazel
wood after visiting' a week here.
Mrs. Raleigh Sanders and children
have returned to their home at Hazel
wood after visiting a week here.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Keener arc plan
ning to go to Pennsylvania Monday.
Mrs. Tom Fore has gone away to
cook for her husband and son at