FRANKLIN, N. G, FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1925.
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Mines of Texas Mica Corper
ation Soon to Be Produc
ing on Large Scale Eight
Men at Work Now.
The Texas Mican". Corporation
whose mines are' located about one
mile from Iotla bridge is making pre
parations to begin mining mica on a
large scale. In fact mining opera
tions under supervision of Messrs. E.
S. and W. H. Galloway are already
under way. For some time now these
gentlemen have been busy opening up
various mines on their . property,
building roads, clearing land, build
ing a camp and the necessary mine
structures. , ",
At present eight men are employed
In the nea& future this force will be
increased. When in full operation
it is expected . that the Galloway
brothers will ship several tons of
mica each week.
Last Sunday Mr. W. H. Galloway
left for Fort Worth, Texas, in the
interest of this corporatioin Wile
Mr. E. S. Galloway and Jack Frady
left for Atlanta at the same time and
on the " same mission.
"Enterprises' of this kind are a great
help" to the county. Capitalists from
other states are, investigating the
CoUc n( Mron County-with-a
ut.a nvu v .
view to opening up other mines.
Talk iO?9utYour Goods
i An lflvrtUtncr pYnerFYKinilY--hi
the na on the head when he advised
merchants as touows :
"Merchants in Chicago and other
large cities don't gd in for 'Buy at
Home' advertising. Their ' apeaL is
directed toward the pocketbook. They
choose from their stocks, which by
the way aren't as large as a general
ly supposed, a few certain items and
advertise them : directing attention
solely to the values offered, The
goods are described carefully and
truthfully and. the prices announced
I'm not talking about loss leaders
items sold at cost to attract buyers
to the storebut about their regular
merchandise on which they make
their profits. They . don't advertise
everything in the store, but concen
trate on a comparatively few item
and describe them in dcti'-l, ;
"Heie's wh.'re the force of a'ivcr
Using enters. Bv 'wrdviing hifih
priced space in the newspaper mere
ly for the purpose of tel'ing some of
the things he has for sale, the mer
chant subtly suggests that the goods
are desirable and readily salable. The
mere fact that he advertises" them
shows' an assumption on his part that
of course people are going to buy and
want to buy." And they do buy. Not
one word need be said . about bar
gains or specials the goods sell on
their face value because the adver
tisement has created in the reader a
dsire to buy one or more specific ar
ticles." '.'"- ' ' ' ' - ' '-
Mail-order . houses would ' lose a
great percentage of their business if
merchants in small communities used
up-to-date advertising methods to
compel their customers to buy, the ad
man declared. .
"Advertising is the force that is
making people buy at .home and is the
force that is making' them buy away
from . home," he said. "In competi
tion with an attractive mail-order
catalogue, the 'Buy at Home' ad does
not get to first base. No farmer would
wait to get his goods from, a mail
order house if a nearby merchant
would take the trouMe to talk about
his merchandise as specifically and
directly as the mail-order catalogue."
The Revised Version
"If I should die before you, dear
est," Eve coyly asked Adam, who was
lolling under a puobisdkuaiox tree in
the Garden of Eden while she patch
ed a rend in her negligee, "would you
"My - lord woman," her spouse
shouted as he plucked a second pair
Mof trousers- from an overhanging
branch, "how many spare ribs do
you think I have ? "The Country
Gentleman. . -
Pat Was Sure, of Hit Ground -
A motorist who was touring Ire
land one day, met a native who was
driving a donkey and cart. Think
ing he would have a little fun at the
Irishman's 4 expense, he began:
"What is the diifferencer Pat be
tween your turnout and mine?" ,
"0? not a great deal," promptly re
plied Pat, "Shure, the donkey's in
the shafts in the wan and on the sate
in the other." Exchange.' ......
RENEW SPARK OF LIFE
IN WORN OUT SOILS.
Statesville, N. C, Dec It is pos
sible to renew the spark of life in
worn out soils by the proper treat
ment of the land, the control of
erosion,' and by liming and growing
legumes. ' ,
. "We often hear people say that a
farm has been worn out and is worth
less from a crop . production stand
point," says R. W. Gracber, county
agent for the State College extension
service in this county. "Land may be
mined and abused until it is unpro
ductive but the spark of life can be
made to kindle , into flamls by the
right kind of treatment At least
this is happening on the farm recent
ly purchased in this county by S, J
Holland'and Roger Moore. -
"The former owner of this land had
hardly been able to pay taxes .from
the crops raised. The present owners
purchased the farm in the early part
of the summer and placed a negro
with a team to plow in gullies, ditches
all summer. This continued until
about SO acres had been ptowed.Most
of this was sowed in cowpeas an4 re
cently the crop was turned with a
tractor preparatory to a grain crop
They continued their program of fill
ing gullies by the use of the plow and
drag pan. .
"On November 4th County Agent
surveyed a system of terraces for this
entire field of 50 acres. These ter
races are being built on the Mangum
style. The entire field received an
annliratinn of lime and 12-3-3 ferti-
Wu4v4.far: seeding in grain. This
will be followei m the spring ot VMS
with a mixture ob.Ked uover ana
Lespedeza. V, . ' ,
"Does such work as we above pay?
Let's consider the matteV The own
ers nairt $60 ner acre forVJW acres.
They have renovated SO acriat an
approximate cost of $10 per. acrcXCUl
side the cost of lime and fertilizer.
Since the renovation of the SOacres
they have refused two offers of $100
per acre for the entire farm! In fact
one farmer living on an adjacent farm
recently said to me, 'I did not' know
that it was-possible to make farm
look like this after it had been so
badly abused. I wish-now that I had
bought the land myself." .
Southern States To Share
In Wave of Prosperity
i Atlanta, Ga., Dec 27.-The south
will share the fruits of prosperity
with the nation the coming year for
the first time since the world war the
outlook is for a period of actual pro
gress and prosperity.
The foregoing prospects for the
New Year, based on a conservative
year-end survey of conditions in the
old south, was given to the United
Press tonight by W. R. C. - Smitih,
editorial director of leading commer
cial and industrial poumals, and new
ly elected president of the Atlanta
Chamber of Commerce. ; : o '
"A careful analysis of the business
and agricultural situation in the south
indicates that 1925 will be a year of
greater actual prosperity and progress
than any sirice the close of the world
war," Smith declared.
"A boom year is not in prospect,
for whicih a boom inevitably brings
reaction, But the south can well face
the New Year with confidence. It
dawns upon us with every promise
of bringing at last that much desired
condition described by a word now
almost forgotten normalcy." ",
Smith's conclusions were based on
three fundamental conditions agri
cultural, industrial and "financial.
"Agriculturally, the south has gone
a long way during the last year to
ward a better balanced farming pro
gram" he said. - , ;
"The marvelous development of the
tobacco industry in South Georgia is
merely one of the many indications
of this progress. The intelligent and
successful work being done ':, in com
bating the cotton pests is another in
dication, v 7
"Industrially the south has at . last
begun to utilize its tremendous and
amazing water power resources, and
its inexhaustible supplies of the most
important raw materials,
"Financially that happy state is
being attained where the slate is wip
ed clean. The old obligations of the
period of deflation no longer hamper
us, and the rapid accumulations of
new wealth may be used in the de
velopment of new enterprises.
"Whatever prosperity, is in store
for the nation, it is certian the sauth
shall reap its share the coming year,
We are on the threshold of an un
precedented era in progress and
prosperity. Ashcvule Times.
BOY MAKES GOOD
Mr. Charles C. Glover Most
Powerful Financier in Our
Capitol, Left Macon Coun
ty as a Green Lad. .
Mr. Charles C. Glover, Washing
ton's wealthiest and most powerful
financier, was born in'Macon county,
November 24. 1846. He came to
Washington a poor country boy, and
made his'way by sheer ability and
application. His parents were Charles
and Caroline (Piercy) Glover.'
Mr. Glover walked out of Macon
county into Tenessee, a green lad
without education or influence. He
was educated at Rittenhouse acad
emy here. For three years he clerk
ed in a bookstore and at the age of
19, became an employe of Riggs-and
company, bankers.. Beginning as
clerk he moved upward. , In 1873 he
became president of -the Riggs Nat
ional bank. .
Washington owes a great deal to
Mr. Glover. He has been behind
every public spirited movement here
for many years. His efforts helped to
make possible Rock Creek Park, the
Corcoran Art Gallary the National
Cathedral, Potomac Park, and Zoo
Mr. Gloyer has been a factor in
movements to amend the banking
laws. He was active in behalf of the
Aldrich-Vreeland Act. The United
States Investor, published in Boston
and New York, in writing the history
of this legislation, gave Mr. Glover
the credit for it. He was the "central
human figure," whose plans or ener
gy did most to shape the outcome."
Mr. Glover as president of the
Riggs National bank, held a com
manding position. The writer of the
article in the United States Investor
pointed out: "The Riggs National
bank always reminds me of the re
mark' once niadVaTfOnJ fti2 Canal
that if you sit upon its banksbontrWii?- M's Kelly's pervious
enough, you see the whole world pass
in review. Through the doors of this
bank have come and gone, as patrons
nearly all of the presidents, the sen
ators and the members of the house
of representatives who for more than
a half a century were the leaders in
public affairs. As its president, Mr.
Glover acquired an acquaintance
among them of the ' most intimate
sort. - They had brought to him the
problems which they would have tak
en to their bankers at home, if those
bankers had not been so far away.
Recently Mr. Glover donated: 75
acres for a park and playgrounds for
Washington children. He has given
a great deal of study to city parks.
It was a far cry from Macon county
farm boy to the presidency of the
famous Riggs National bank of
Washington, but Mr. Glover made it
almost unaided. He ikes to talk
about the good old North Carolina
people and days, but it has been
many years since he was there even
for a visit.
Mr.-Glover is just another instance
of a North Carolina man making
good away trom'home. The country
is full of them.
Miss Sarah Holbrooks. spent the
week end with home folks from
Franklin. . - ,
The young folks are still alive at
Prentiss. I see .they had a candy
breaking with music at Mr. Zeb
Sanders. They reported a nice time.
We will be sorry to give Mr. Dil
lard Frazier up. He is going to the
cotton mill - at -. Seneca, S. Cr He
started January 5, 1925.
Mr. Jim Holbrooks has been on the
sick list for the past week.
Mr. Tom Eutie has been visiting
home folks for the past week, and
he has left for Tugalo, Ga. where he
is working. . '
We: are sorry , to hear Bob Bates
of South' Skeener is real low.
Mr. .Harlie, Bates has Pneumonia
fevor. ;; '
Mr. E. B.' Dowdle made a pleasure
trip to Printiss Sunday.
We hope to see everybody out to
Church Sunday January 11. Every
body some and bring somebody with
The folks who complain of dull
business during the rest of the year
might ask themselves of they in
formed the publiic through advertis
ing what advantages people can gain
by trading at their stores.
One excellent New Year resolution
is to decide to promote all good caus
es and business expansion in Frank
lin by doing our trading at home
J during 1925.
Extension Teaching Helps
Housewife With Sewing
The family sewing U always one of
.he most difficult tasks for the farm
vomnn to fit into her busy life, not
only "because she has a great variety
of other demands on fur time buc al
so because she has not alway haJ
sufficient training in simple garment
construction and in consequence the
work often goes slowly. The fact
that she is so closely tied at home al
so deters the rural housekeeper from
going very often to shopping centers
where she can acquaint herself with
the newest fabrics of styles, and as
the durability of what her fanv'.y
wears is an important consideration
the needs help along this line. ,
There is always a great demand for
assistance in clothing selection and
construction. Extension workers are
constantly asked to organize groups
where such instructions can be pass
ed on from the specialsts in the tx
te.ision service, through local leader;
lo as many individuals as possible.
During 1924 the proper selection of
clothing materials was taught in 8.
638 demonstrations with adults and
10,967 demonstrations with juniors.
As a result, the improved practices
taught were adopted in more than
46,000 homes. Sewing, garment mak
ing, the making and use of the dress
icrrn. and remodeling old garments
vvcre taught by means of . thousands
of demonstrations and reports in
dicate that this instruction has been
of great practical value.
Hal making has continued to have
a strong appeal with rural women
and girls, both from the standpoint of
economy and satisfaction with the
finished product. More than 28,000
demonstrations .were given .with wo
men and girls is clup work.
The Franklin League of Women
Voters was unusually fortunate in
havine Miss Elizabeth Kelly as a
sneaker at this meeting
con nect ion s wi t FwSrfi".
cation and her , wide acquaintance
with the head of the various wellfare
boards and organizations, as well as
her residence ig the state capital en
ables her to keep in touch with af
fairs, and puts her in a position to
give us accurate, first hand informa
tion in regard to the various measures
to come up at the impending ses
sion of the legislature
. The meeting was well attended in
spite of the bad weather and holiday
attractions. The League voted to
give their support to the measures
endorsed by the legislative council of
N. C. Wompn. This Council is com
posed of representatives of the Lea
gue of Women Voters, Parent Tea
chers Associations, W. U T. U. and
State Federation of Woman's Club
and represents the voting strength of
over 20,000 women scattered through
the state. A committee was appointed
to see our representative and sena
tor and ask his support for these
We were reminded that as the dues
of Franklin League to the State Lea
gue were now due and our League
only receives credit for paid up mem
bers. ., Mrs. Jesse Sloan and the mem
bers of the committee will call on the
various members who have neglected
to pay their dues. Subscriptions arc
also requested for. a contribution to
the Legislative Council, who devotes
its time to keeping track of the
legislation in the state and pushing
the bills agreed upon by the council
These contributions are voluntary
and may be much or little, but even
a small contribution from our League
will give us standing in the state and
help to promote this good work. A
list of the measures endorsed follows.
1. Support and strengthening of
State Department of Public Welfare.
2. Increase of State Equalization
3. Submission - of constitutional a
mendment providing for a statewide
Compulsory school term of eight
months,, to be voted on at 1926 elec
4. Amendment to- compulsory
school law making attainment as well
as age the basis of requirment.
5. More effective prohibition law
6. Prison reform program of Citi
zens' Committee of 10ft
Measures to be Worked For -1.
Establishment of farm colony for
older women than those received at
2. Reformatory for colore! girls
$15,000 appropriation. . '
3. Australian ballot. .
4. Limit of working day to 8 hours
for children tinder 16 years of age in
merchantile and other pursuits as
well as industrial.) J '
5. Marriage bans .to be published
two weeks before marriage. " .,
BOARD OF TRADE
Elects Officers For This Year
Retiring President Talks
With Interest About The
Work of the Board.
The Board of Trade' held its annual
meeting for the purpose of electing
officers for the ensuing year at the
court house last Monday afternoon.
Only six or seven members showed
enough interest to attend. The fol
lowing named officers were elected:
President; Major S. A. Harris; Vice
President, Gilmer A. Jones; Secretary-Treasurer,
E. S. Hunnicutt.
Mr. Sam L. Rogers, the retiring
president made an interesting talj on
the accomplishments of the Board of
Trade for last year and on what can
be accomplished by this organiation
during the coming year provided the
citiens give it the necessary support.
He stated that the year just begin
ning is replete with possibilities for
great developments,, not only in
Franklin but in the county at large,
and stressed the need for a Board of
Santa Claus Was Disturbed
On the afternoon of January Jrd
the cases of Robert Burnett and
f"Ianrt Tnstir fnr list nrhlntr f!firit-
mas tree exercises on Tellico. were "
called in Magistrate George Carpen
ter's court in one of the rooms at
the court house. More than 100 per
sons, mostly form the Tellico and
Burningtown sections of the county,
were on hand either as witnesses or
as spectators. -The cases were set
for 2 :00 o'clock, but it was almost an
hour later before Attorney McKinly
Edwards of Bryson City, repersent
ing the defendants, announced ready.
Attorneys Dean Sisk and J. Frank
Ray represented the State.
. When the names of the defendants'
were called Claude Justice was con
spicuous by his absence. After some
'ihpriff Tnoratn va Irtrate! and
eot in some eood oraciWi-.i -
iu nit &upcuur luui i uuwms uy iuquv
i..' i. l..
ly calling the name of the defendant
who was absent and exhorting him
to come into court. Claude paid no
attention to the summons of the new
ly elected sheriff. However, it is not
believed that this treatment of the
sheriff will become a habit with those
who may hereafter be summoned to
the bar of justice. . ' :
According to the evidence Justice
and Burnett created quite a disturb
ance at a Christmas tree exercise at
Tellico school house on Christmas
day. Mr. James Ramsey testified
that the authorized music for the oc
casion was furnished by a banjo and
French harp located near the stage.
It is evident that this music in no.
wise suited Robert Burnett, where
upon he produced a harp oft his
own and immediately began giving
the legitimate musicians quite a bit of
opposition. From this stage on af
fairs seemed to get worse. Finally
by-sfanders considered it necessary
to arrest Clattde Justice. Burnett. who
was outside at the time this happened
came back into the room and de
manded that Justice be released.
Burnett was then seied and a pistol,
taken from his hip pocket. These
transactions scared the children so
badly that some of them jumped
through the windows in order, to give
the. participants in the rucus a clear
field of action.
At the time the arrest was made
Olil Santa fln. in the OAi-cnn nt
Mr. Robert Ramsey, had just begun'
to deliver presents. . He cast a judi
cious eye on the proceedings in the
rear of the room decided that help
was necessary in makiror the arrests.
Since' Santa has nevr ' been known
to make an arrest and '-Cause whisk
ers and fur coat are cr-Mdered hand
icaps in a rough hous- his transfor-'
iraiion irom aura i..iaus to Mr,
Ramsey was immediate and complete.
Burnett waived examination on the
charge of carrying concealed wean-
ons and was bound over on the
charge of disturbance.
Mr. J." P. Moore's family moved to
Franklin last Thursday. We are
sorry to lose mor good neighbors.
Messrs. Peter Moses and Lyman
Corbin went to Rabun, Ga., yeste.r
day'to see about trading the Mosc's
Co.'s sawmill for larger outfit.
Mr. and Mrs, Bill Tilson were re
cent visitors in the home of Mr, and,
Mrs. John T. Henry.
Mr". J. D. Moses made a business
trio to Franklin yesterday.
Miss Eula Mashburn and her
brother, Master - Ennis are . visiting
friends on Ellijay.