FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1925.
Tax Reduction Supper at the
Odd Fellows Hall A Sue
cess Board of Trade Reorganized.
On the 19th of January the ladies of
the Eastern Star graciously served a
wholesome supper at the Odd Fellows
hall to about 55 men and women of
Franklin. This was, only one of a
number of such suppers planned for
the future. Major S. A. Harris acted
as toast master and introduced the
various speakers of the evening. In
his introductory remarks Major Har
ris stated that the object of the ifneet-.
ing was to effect some organization
to assist the town board in disposing
-' of the surplus power that will be gen
erated at the municipal power plant
when completed.' The tickets to the
supper caried the information that
. taxes in Franklin can be reduced by
On the subject of taxation Prof.
M. D. Billings submitted . figures
showing -that unless- the surplus pow
er, is sold, the city taxes will quad
ruple. He also showed how the citi
zens of Franklin can avoid all city
taxes and still have a nice income
from the power plant for municipal
improvements provided the power is
sold. , . v ,
Rev. A. J. Smith made,an earnest
plea for co-operation of all citizens
with the town board and cited ex
amples where this spirit had resulted
111 great benefit to certian towns. ;-r
Mayor R. D. Sisk made an impas
sioned appeal for assistance from the
citizens of Franklin in helping the
town boardiri disposing of the sur
puis, power. He stated the board is
now exceedingly busy with many de-.
tails preparatory to getting. affairs in
shape for the construction , of ' the
- dam and that little time is thus left
. for other burdens. ' . .
Mr. H. H. Willhoit, a representa
. tive of the Industrial Division of the
Southern Railway System, offered
many., valuable suggestions for the
" disposal of the surplus power. In this
opinion wood working 'plants wtfll
suit the needs of Franklin better
than 'any other line of industry. r In
this way not only will Franklin be
bepefitted but also the farmers of the
county who have timber products for
sale. Mr. Willhoit stated that wood
wbrking industries employ only male
labor. In so far as pertains to labor
a!' cotton mill, in his opinion," would
be an ideal supplement to a wood
working industry since the females
" o; a family could find work in the
cotton mill while the men were en
engaged in the other plant.
Mrv Willhoit stressed the impor
tance of an .organization whose duty
it would be to gather statistics on the
resources of the county and thus be
able to answer without hesitation
any question that might be propound
ed by a prospective investor. He also
stated that Franklin must be prepar
ed to show and, if necessary, to de
liver such men suitable sites for fac
tories. . Mr. Willhoit promised assis
tance and co-operation of the entire
Southern -Railroad System in locat
ing industrial enterprises in Macon
county, He likewise announced that
the question of cheap rail rates will
receive prompt attention when there
Js evidence of something to haul. ; f,
Mr. Lee fcarnard had exceedingly
"good hews for Franklin by announc
I ing that he is in touch with a firm
1 that is seriously considering inVest
! M $500,000 in Franklin. In the near
future the Press may be able to make
a; more definite announcement re
lative to this proposition. .
A "subscript ion list , was then passed
around and about 30 persons present
subscribed S2C.W5 each to the Board
of Trade With the understanding
that the subscriptions will be void
unless sixty lumbers are . obtained
A tc.mmiitce was then appointed Jo
tativas the town- for new members
On motion the election of Officers
of the Board of Trade at the court
house on January 5th was confirmed
The officers so elected are as fellows:
President, Major S. A. Harris; Vice
lresident', G. AL Jones', Secretary
Treasurer, E. S. Huiinicutt. Motion'
was then made and carried to revert
to the constitution as origionally ap
proved on the first organization of the
Board pf Trade. 'This puts the dues
back to $20.00 per year instead of $5,
00 and reestablishes th number of
the Board of Directors at 5, consist
ing of three officers" and two mem
bers at JargV. S. H. Lyle, Jr., and
Prof. M. D. Billings were then elect
ed as members of the Board of Di
rectors. A rising vote of thanks was then
extended to the ladies of the Eastern
THE FIRST FEMININE
GOVERNOR TOOK OATH
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 5 The reins
pf government of Wyoming today
passed to the hands of a woman.
America's first femine govenor.
Mr. Nellie , Taylor Ross swept
into-office by a plurality of 10,000. in
the November election, planned to re
ceive her oath of office at noon clad
in- mounring for her husband, Will
iam B. Ross whom death removed
from the executive chair four months
ago, and to retire immediately to the
seclusion of the governor's mansion.
The senate Chamber was thrown
open to the public, but Mrs. Ross re
quested that there be none of the
carnival atmosphere which hereto
fore has surrounded the inauguration
of a governor. Even the customary
gubernatorial reception was dispens
In the inauguration of Mrs. Ross,
supporters of. women suffrage found
a situation peculiarly fitting since it
was Wyoming which became the first
state . to extend suffrage to women,
although the bill granting women the
vote was passed in 1869 by a rough
and ready body among a storm of
derisive laughter. .
The Stone Mountain
Through Manly's Battery chapter
of the Chldren of the Confederacy, of
Raleigh, the legslators of North
Carolina have been invited, and urged
td enroll all children Of the members
of the Legislature in the Children's
Founder Roll of the Stone Mountain
Many of j the Representatives and
State Senators have shown deep-interest
in this plan to perpetuate the
names of Confederate men and wo
men by enrolling their names, with
those of their descendant, in the
great :Book of Memory at Stone
Mountain. , ,
The Children's Founders Roll pro
vides for a contribution of one dollar
from each child for each Confeder
ate name enrolled. All boys and girls
who have not yet passed their 19th
birthday may enter their names for
the Book of Memory. For each one
dollar contributed one Confederate
name may be enrolled but a child
may memorialize as! many Confeder
ates as he wishes by sending in one
dollar additional for each additional
To each child who becomes a mem
ber of the Children's Founder, Roll
a beautiful bronze medal is given.
This medal, designed by Gutzon Bor
glufn, shows three of the figures of
the central group and carries on the
other side the inscription "Children's
Founders Roll, Commemorating the
heroism of the people of the Confed
eracy". This medal will mean as
much to the children of today as the
bronze cross of honor means to the
vererans. ' .
Children throughout the South are
urgcdvto enroll between now and
General Lee's birthday on January
19th as a special tribute to the
South's great leader. Names should
be sent to the Children's . Founders
Roll; The Stone Mountain Confeder
ate Memorial 222 Grant BuHlding,
Atlanta, Georgia. .
Many of the U. D. C. chapters have
a special chairman fpr the Children's
Founders Roll and names may be
handled through these chairmen also,
as the. chairman will send them in to
the Association. . V
Special note should be made of the
fact that the Association" has trans
ferred its offices to the Grant Build
ing. All communications concerning
the Stone,, Mountain Confederate
"Memorial ; should be addressed to
The Stone Mountain Confederate
Monumental Association.- 222 Grant
Building,- Atlanta, Georgia.
Some Houn' Dogs
" Messcrs. Wiley Zachery and Harry
Higgins, of Franklin, N. C, passed
through here today with a truck load
of fox hounds consisting of tweny
sitf long car:d, hob tailed and long
tailed hounds. They ar.e on theif way
to Eustfs county Florida where they
expect to spend two months fox
hunting. - - '
When asked the value of the load
of dogs Mr. Zachery said that money
could not buy them but if for sale
they bring from fifty to two hundred
dollars each. .. -. 1
We had never expected to see the
day that a, load of hound dogs would
be worth more, than a load of good
beef cattle or a load of common farm
mulesj but jsuch is the case. Clayton
Star for the supper and to Mr. iVVU
hoit for lending his presence to the
The meeting accomplished a great
deal and the officers of the Board of
Trade feel greatly .encouraged.'' ,
REST CURE FOR
Our State Invests. Thousands
of Dollars Every Year in
the Cure of Tuberculosis
Sanatorium,' N. C, Jan. 19. "Rest 1
I wish I could impress upon the gen
eral public the idea that it is rest,
systematic rest and not raw eggs,
milk, sleeping porches or climate, that
cures tuberculosis," said Dr. P.-P.
McCain, superintendent of the North
"The State of North Carolina in
vests thousands of dollars every year
in tuberculosis work. But it s not
sleeping on porches and food alone
that repay the State in arrested cases
of tuberculosis for its investment. It
is the strict regimen of systematic
rest enforced by the physicians at the
Sanatorium that pays the State re
turns for its money .in 'cures' of its
"Pulmonary tuberculosis is an in
flammation, or ulceration in the lung.
If you . have an' ulcer on your hand
you use the hand as little as possible
until the ulcer heals. It should be
the same way with a diseased lung.
The more exercise a person takes
the more often he has to breathe.
This increased breathing may at any
time do serious damage to the ulcer
in the lung. The more quiet a person
who has tuberculosis can be the bet
ter chance the tuberculosis in the
lung has to heal.
When a patient- first enters the
Sanatorium he is put to bed for com
plete rest. until some week after all
symptoms subside. Then the patient
is allowed to begin sitting up in a re
clining chair for an hour a day at
first and his time up is gradually in
creased until after a few weeks he
can sit up a good part of the day.
Finally the patient is allowed to-take
some outdoor exercise, usually walk
ing. The time out of bed and on ex
ercise is taken only by order of the
physician and not until the patient's
lung condition has healed sufficiently
to allow it. Every patient has to re
cline so riiany hours every morning
and spend twO hours quietly in bed
"When the patient leaves the Sana
torium his period of rest is not over.
In order to prevent a relapse he must
rest and continue to rest for a cer
tain part of each day.
"Tuberculosis in the lungs is like
a house on fire: Water will put out
fire; rest will quench tuberculosis in
the lungs. The secret of getting well
of tuberculosis . is simple : Rest, rest
systematically and continue to rest
Good food, fresh air and a suitable
climate are helpful factors but alone
they will r.btkcep a sufferer from tu
berculosis from the grave.. They have
to be combined with intelligent, sy
"So for rest is the.ony generally ef
fective remedy for tuberculosis. As
soon as the general public realizes
this and'acts upon it the road to re
covery from tuberculosis becomes as
certain, easy and secure as it can be
made today." . -
There is not much here, onlyv rain
and mud and our highway is nearly
all down on the Mississippi bottom
by now I guess. Nothing whatever
passing and the mail has to go on
horseback. . .
Mr. Cooper Ferguson has built his
mother a beautiful new 8 room, house
with 9 .doors and 8 " windows." Mr.
Sam Ferguson spent the holidays at
home while Cooper; did not come,
Sam. surely had a good. time.
B. F. Coleman is very bad off.
Jim Passmore is very ill. - ..
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Wood a fine boy.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wood
a fine girl.
Mr. M. A. Lambert died in wain
county and was brought back to Aq
uone to be buried. She was the anly
living daughter of Mr. W. B. Morgan,
the others having preceded her to
the grave. . .Only one child of this
family survives, Mr. J. H. Morgan.
Mrs. Lambert had many friends and
relatives to mourn her passing. She
Was a good woman if there are any
good ones. - ' '. ,
Judge Ferguson had many friends
were sorry to learn of his death.
and relatives in. this-vicihity who
The many friends and relatives of
Mr. Frank F. Ray will be sorry to
learn of his death, v. :
Mr. Jap West also had. a host of
friends and relatives to mounr his
death. . ..
I would like to hear from W. II.
POULTRY PAVES WAY
FOR OWNING FARM
Success with poultry is largely re
sponsible for R. E. Parker of the Am
ity Community in Iredell County now
owning his own farm retorts R. V.
Groeber, County Ag'ent for the State
College extension division in that
Mr. Greaber states that Mr. Parker
has demonstrated to the people of his
section that noultrv will bring in. a
good farm income: The returns from
Mr. Parker's birds has. about equall
ed that secured from cotton, in ad
dition to giving food for the family.
"Mr. Parker is a small farmer and
has been living on rented land," says
Mr. Graeber. "He has not had the
opportunity for equipping ' himself
handling poultry as he would like to ;
but when we visited his farm recenf
ly we found 350 high grade white leg
horns turning the. grain crops of the
farm into eggs. We found crude
equipment but fine methods of using
equipment as he had. ,
"After talking' with Mr. .Parker, we
realized that he had given much study
to his yOrk. Hts wife had kept a
careful record on the poultry for the
past eleven months and her report
showed that they began the year on
January first,' 1924. with 150 hens.
The sale of eggs and poultry up until
December first was $1,488.45.' This
amount included the value of 200 birds
now in the laying flock as increase
in the poultry and valued at $1.50
each. The feed cost during 1 the
eleven months was $465.59 leaving a
net profit from the 150 hens of $1,022,
86." Mr. Graeber states that the Park
ers did not keep a careful record of
poultry and eggs consumed at home.
On December first, the laying flock
included ninety yearling hens and 200
early hatched pullets. Mr Parker has
recently purchased a farm of his own
and moved to it in December. He has
built an excellent farm poultry, house
that will care for 350 layers and he
says, "My success with poultry gave
me the idea of buying the new place."
New Year Greeting From
Commissioner of Agriculture
Most of the program of agricultur
al progress in North Carolina was
tarried out pretty satisfactorily the
past year; and it is our intention to
enlarge the, program somewhat fo
1925. All we farmers want is fair
treatment and fair play and a little
vnore of it. We will then be found
working in perfect harmony and in
ciose co-operation with all the other
major interests of the country.' '
On this first day of 1925 everything
beckons us on to new hopes and
stimulates us to renewed energies for
the coining year. In spite of an fore
ign markets for our farm products;
and our home consumption is contin
uously on the increase. We thus
have a solid foundation on which to
buHd our hopes for 1925.
So long as we have a "favorable
trade balance'", or nearly a billion
dollars in our foreign trade as wss
the case during the past year, we will
r.c in litt.e !.nger of amoney p&n.c
and while c liac jfirntly of m ips
in tin: country we can confident e
pect to maintain fair prices for farm
products, provided our marketing fa
cilities are properly handled.
It is, of course, possible to overdo
anything. We. can easily grow more
crops than the.world can consume at
a profiit to us, and this must be kept
constantly in -mind. If we would keep
tip the price we must keen down an
excess, product;icfn, and my advice to
All fanners for 1925 is; "Plant fewer
acres and mike them produce more
per acre; try in every posible way to
reduce the cost of production and
give yourselves more time for play
and recreation than you did in 1924."
, i Wm. A. Graham.
Commissioner of Agriculture.
News From Winston-Salem
MrV and Mrs. John Ramsey have
moved back to Philadelphia much to
the regret of their friends.
' Messrs. Wade Fouts and Bill Br
son are going to school at the Ed
wards Business College. We wish
them success, . : , '
Mr. Lloyd Rowland has his old job
at P. H. Ilan'es' while M r. Frank
Gibson is employed at the R. J. Rey
Mr. Fred Bryson spent " the week
end with Mr. and Mrs. Harley,Mal
lonce. . t,
the job in Winston-' alem. Probably
Mr. Robert Parn'sh is due back on
some attraction elsewhere is keeping
There are 75 ice cream, cheese, milk
and butter factories now operating in
TO BE MISIIED
By August 1st. Contractor
to Start Work as Soon as
Weather Permits Road
to Be Hard Surface.
Asheville, N. G, Jan. 15, In reply'
to your letter of the 10th addressed
to Mr., J. G. Stikeleather, relative to
,the work that we expect to do be
tween Franklin and the Georgia line,
will state that this project is let for
a concrete surface 16 wide and .6
thick. ' ".'.' . ,.
This wcrk will be started as' soon
as weather conditions will permit and
the coi.tractor expects to place two
21-E pacers on this work; therefore.
there is no doubt but what this pro
ject will be completed by the midle.
otVthe coming summer, .provided the
weahtre permits. . . 1,0 ' ,
The contractor expects to start
stock piling this material for this
concrete work about the first ot
March, in order to have sufficent ma
terial on hand to not detay the work
after the concreting actually starts.
I do not think there is any doubt
but that his project will be com
pleted by the first of August. .
Very truly your,
J. C. WALKER
' District Engineer.
Mr. Carl Morgan who was oper
ated on at the Angel hospital Satur
day after Christmas came home last
Thursday, January 8th, and is getting
aong very well.
Mr. Dill Owenby Of Brairtown pur
chased the Robert Dewell farm and
has moved his 'family. We welcome
him and wish mm much success as
as we are proud of such neighbors.-
Dr. Angel has been called1 to the
home of Mr. E. B. Byrd to see Little
Fay, who has been mighty sick.
Mr. C. C. Welch of Wilmont form-',
erly of this place in this section .
now. ' . 1
Mr. Harley Mason is making prepay
rations to go to Gastonia to work.
Mr. J. S. Anderson was in this
section Friday shopping.
Mr. Lee Rogers of Franklin was;
in this section Friday buying cattle."
Miss Dora Lee Garner's school
closed at. the Bridge (Morgan
School) on day last week.
Mr. Henry Mashburn went to the
Angel hosptal to be operated on for
Mr. H. D. Dean of Etna was in this;
Mr. Sam Anderson who has been
working at Wesser Creek is with
home folks this week. ;
Glad to state that Little Fay Byrd'
Mrs. Dcss Coffee of Almond spent
the week end with her sister, Mrs. E.
B. Byrd on account of Fay being
sick. - '
Miss Ruth Byrd went back to her:
school at Almond Monday. - :
Mr. R. C. Anderson of Tellico; was
in this section Monday on business.-
Mrs. Alice Smith and daughter,
Mrs. A. A. Duvall visited Mrs Mary
Justice Tuesday of this week.
Mr. T. A. Slagle made a business,
trip to Burningtowri Tuesday.
There will be a box supper at the1
Morgan School house Saturday night
January 17, 1925. Everybody is cord-"-ially
invited. The purpose of this is"
to get funds to hire a Singing Teacher;
for this settlement.
S. C I. NEWS
We" are glad to say that most of!
the pupils are back inschool after
the holidays, and we are glad to wel
come all the. new ones.
Mjss Lucy Jones .hi come back;
from Tugalo, Ga to go to school .
We are very glad tit have Mr. W.
A. Hough, from Par- jrville, N. C.J
who is the father of Ilr. Joe Hough!
principal of the S C. I. School.
He made, a very interesting talk and;
we enjoyed it. " !
We are glad to have Miss Lillie;
Smith of Tellico, N. C. back again
for the spring term.
Mr. Burgan Mullinaxe from Ashe-
ville, N. C. our math cacher has gone,
on account of his brother being sick.;
We hope he will soon return "
Miss Marie Fisher spent the holi-;
days with her folks at Baker' Creek,,
N. C. :
. We are very' glad to say our Eng-.
lish teacher, Miss; Ella Pierce from
Ahoskie, N. C. is. here again. Her;
mother has been very sick, but is
The total area of the lake when fil
ed wil 211 acres. Seventy acres of
this tirea. constitute the present river