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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1925.
Prominent Banker Commits
Suicide So As Not to Give
This Disease to Family or
The daily press of January 14th.
1925, reports that a bank offical in a
prominent town in this State com.mit
cd suicide that day, and gives as the
cause the fact that he had tuberculo
sis and was afraid of transmitting the
disease to his wife and children. This
report brings forcefully to the atten
tion of our people the question at the
lteid of this article.
In some instances I think the ques
tion could be answered in the affir
mative for example: An intellngent
man has a wife and four children. He
and his wife have been looking for
ward .to the time when their child
ren would be laree enoueh to enter
college, and have planned to give
each one of them a college education.
Against that , day, they began early
to be economical, and put of every
mdnth's salary, except when there
was sickness in the famly they laid
by a small part for this particular
purpose. Likely, tod, some of the sav
ings were being paced in Building
and Loan, and perhaps some in Life
Insurance, to help provide for the
toward the education of the child
ren. Possibly they had a little home
with a mortgage still plastered on it
for perhaps the last one or two pay
ments. And now before he had got
ten well started on this plan, he finds
that he has tuberculosis.
He knows that in all liklihood he
must . stop work for a year, maybe
two or three years, at the best. He
sees .his income stopped his life in
surance forfeited, his savings used up
debts accumulated, his home sold
under mortgage. While, if he had
died quickly, (and the truth that tu-.
bercufosis does not kill quickly like
diptheria, typhoid fever, - and pneu
monia makes it the most expensive
disease thefe is; in fact more expen
sive than all other preventable dis
eases put together) the insurance
abling the wife to pay off the mort
gage on the home, and with : the sav
wQitld become available, probably en
ings pull herself to gether, go to
work, and raise, her family.
Is there any greater tragedy than
this? The fact, that the bank cashier
committed suicide -makes this partic
ular tragedy "news" as the news
papers say," but the greater tragedy
still is that it is happening every day
in our state, and some times several
time a day. There is one bright side
to this tragedy, and only one, to wit:
With the small amount of money
being spent in the fight against tu4;
berculosis in North Carolina only
one-half as many tragedies of this
characters are occuring today as oc
cured eleven years ago when the state
began feebly to do active work in the
ngnt against tuDercuiosis.
Surely tragedies of this kind
ought to be sufficient to cause the
people of our state, through the leg
islature now sitting to multiply many
times the amount of money being so
well used in the fight against tuber
culosis , , ' ' ,
The marriage of Miss Evamae
Hyatt of Franklin and Nathaniel Don
ald Davis of Sylva which took place
at; high noon on Wednesday, January
21, at the home of the birde's mother
Mrs. Ada Hyatt,' was " 'marked by
beautiful simplicity and holds the in
terest of many friends '" in "'North
Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia
The ceremony 'was8 performed by
Rev. j." Q. Wallace, pastor of - the
first Presbyterian church, in the pres
ence of the family and' a few close
friends. . "" ,
To the strains of Mendelssohn,'
wedding march played by";Mi"ss Ann
Mitchell of Clayton, Ga.,v the bride
entered with her sister, Mrs.'W, L.
Ramsey, who was matron of honor.
They were met at the alter by the
groom and his best man,. Mr.. Lewis
Eaumgarner. . s'' '
The bride was radiantly lovely in
a handsome gown of" russet brown
back crepe satin with hat and acceso
ries to match.
.'Immediately after the ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. Davis left for Atlanta
and points of interest: They wilt re
turn to Sylva about January 28.
v here. they -will make their home.
- The bride possesses a charm . of
manner and is of the beautiful bru
nette type which together with an at
tractive personality makes her an ad
mired figure in a wide circle of friends
Mr. Davis is very popular in social
and business circles of Sylva. i
- ' - - ' A. IL and 11. II. ,
GREAT NEED IS FILLED BY TEACHER
TRAINING IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The school at Franklin was recent
ly favored with a visit from Mrs.
Hetty S. Brown, of Rock Hill, S. C
Mrs. Brown is one of the authors
of the Child's World series, having
helped to prepare the text books for
the primary departments of the pub
liq schools. She gave a most inter
esting demonstration of her work on
December 10th, in Mrs. Hurst's room.
Miss Helen Burch who fs in charge
of teacher training at the Franklin
High School extends a cordial invi
tation to all parents and tax payers
to visit her department with a view
to ascertaining just what is being ac
complished. . Miss Burch is doing ex
cellent work and visits of inspection
would not only land her courage
ment, but would acquaint the visitors
with the class of instructor prospec
tive teachers are receiving. .
Following is an article which ap
peared in the Grceniborc Daily News
describing Mrs. Brown's work during
her six weeks' tour of the state :
.Raliegh, Dec. 21. Mrs.. Hetty S.
Brown, educational leader of con
siderable note and one of the -joint
authors of the series of Child's World
Reader, the state adopted reader in
elementary grades, has just complet
ed a six weeks tour of the teacher
training department in the high
schools of the state in the interest of
establishing higher standards in the
teaching of Reading.
Mrs Brown came to North, Caro
lina at the instance of Mrs. T. E.
Johnston of the state department oi
education, who directs teacher train
ing in the high schools of the state,
a department offering to high school
graduates whose purpose it is to be
come teachers, a year's intensive and
concentrated study of the work of th
elementary grades. She spent sever
al days in each of the 13, teaching
modern and approved methods of
teaching reading by actually teach
ing classes of children, this work be
ing followed by an analysis of lesson
procedure and helped discussions on
methods of teaching reading.
' As high educational authorities ap
proving . this method of suplying
this shortage of teachers by giving
one year's intensive training in teach
ing to. students who have graduated
from high school, Mrs. Browne men
tions Prof. Mabel Carney head of the
department of rural education at
Teachers' College, Columbia univer
sity, who has herself successfully car
ried out this plan in Minnesota, and
Dr. David Sneddgi, education expert
at Teachers' College. U
"In my tour of the teacher train
ing department," said Mrs. Browne
"I was impresed at the outset, with
the inaccessibility of the schols and
I wonder why these teacher train
ing classes in the main had been plac
ed in schools so, inaccessible. Later
I learned througn Mrs. Johnston that
was a part of the plan to avoid ad
mitting as students to these institu
tions and take college or normal
. Mrs. Browne was greatly impress
ed with the course of study that has
been planned to meet the needs of
teachers of rural schools, a course
that has been worked out for teacher
training classess by Superintendent
A. T. Allen and Mrs. Johnston from
their knowledge of the needs of the
teachers in , the rural elementary
schools. A denfinite amount of time
is allotted to each subject to be
taught and, professionalized subject
matter is given. "There is nothing
fixed about either the course of study
or the manner in which it is being
done," she observed. "Through per
sonal observation and through the"Tn
structors in charge of the classes for
the 1 training of teachers Mrs. John
ston keeps in touch with the work
of the teachers who have, received
the 'the training and arc now ja. the
field. This follow-up work reveals
the strong points and the weaknesses
the weaknesses indicating -when the
course of study or method or hand-1
ling it should be modified. '
A significant point brought .out by
Mrs. Brown m her observation was
the fact that professional hooks and
dither materials of instruction are
prodded for these studeht-teachers.
They prepare their work in Vich en
vironment,,; They learn' to -use and
rely on the best professional" books.
When they get "out to 'schools of their
own they know- where to get help
ana tney euner- ouy protessiqnai
books or borrow them from some li
brary. -They learn to use materials
of instruction in their teaching imaps
globes, charts lhat have become a
necessity for good teaching. They
know what to. order and where to
"On a visit to a school said Mrs.
Browne, "I noticed first the profes
sional attitude of teacher and stu
dents. The students seemed to say,
'Here is a certain piece of work we
have chosen to. perform. We are
given an instructor to direct, books
and other teaching materials to use,
a course of study to guide the work,
and supervision from the state de
partment of. education. Let us pro
ceed to make the best ot our oppor
tunities." Not only willing but anx
ious to stay until S-or 6 o'clock in
the afternoon and to work on Satur
day in order to get a certain work
done. This professional spirit is en
couraged by each student's becoming
a teacher the minute he or she en
ters the class. , A real teacher's desk
is given him and he learns to use it.
This desk is an indication of the way
in wheh he is regarded throughout
th course as a real teachef not as
She is convinced that the teacher
training classes have, helped the
schools in which they are located.
The knowledge of the fact -that stu
dents being trained to teach are con
stantly observing their work, makes
the teacher of the schools in which
teacher training classes are located
more careful of their methods. Teach
ers who have hot kept up with the
latest methods of instruction get help
from the instructor of the teacher
training class through conference
and advice and through the use of
modern equipment. The pupils in the
elementary schools profit by the m
Structiou given them. They learn to
adapt themselves to different people
and to different methods of instruc
tion and school becomes more inter
esting to them.
This plan of giving one year of
training to high school graduates was
begun in 1922-23 in a small way and
as an experiment through the esta
blishment of four of these depart
ments. The number has increased
now to 13 with 160 students-teachers
enrolled. The departments are locat
ed over the siate from the'seacoast
to the mountains. The instructors
are as follows:
Miss Muriel E. Groves, Atlantic, in
Miss Juanita McDougal, at White
ville, in Columbus county.
Miss Clara Taylorat Saletnburg,
in bampson county.
Miss Louise Gillti at Cary, Wake
Miss Ruth E. Berry, at Pittsboro
Miss Mary Louise Brown at Sand
hill Farm Life school, Moore county.
Miss I'lorence Holton, at Church
land, Davidson county.
Miss Grace Gladstone, China Grove
Miss Maurie Simpson, at Harmony
Miss Mary Keller, Shelby Cleve
Miss Patty Dowell, at Farm Life
school, Catawaba county.
Miss1 Meta Liles, at Grassy Creek
school, Ashe county.
Miss Helen Burch, at Franklin,
Macon county. .
Little Coweeta News
We are having quite, a bit of sick
ness in our neighborhood; Mrs. Ora
Carpenter is improving after a long
illness. We are glad to see her out
as she is one of uor best Sunday
We are all a little lonesome since
our meeting closed. We had a won
derful meeting with about 26 confes
sions, closing on the 5th of January
After the meeting eleven were baptis
ed their names being: John Gray.
Elbert Williamson, Earnest Long,
Miss Edna Holbrooks, Edua Hodlen,
Nita Childers, Selma Long, Stella
Brown Edith Goer, R. Carpenter. We
are always glad to have such a meet
ing in our section and we hope to
have with, us again Brother Smith
and Brother Stallcup.
Our Christmas was also very pleas
ant a$ the meeting continued thruogh
the holidays, closing on January Sth.
Our hearts were some what sad
dened when the death angel came in
our midst and took away two of otir
neighbors at the . same time-r-Mr.
Harley. Bates and Robert Bates. A
double funcra took place at Coweeta
chtrrclf on the 16th of January. Our
hearts go out in- sympathy, to their
loved one. . . .. .
f v fiirthday Dinner : ;
On Tuesday, January 20th, Mr. W.
P. Deal celebrated his 72nd, birthday
by having a number of his friends to
Those "who enjoyed the hospitality
were Messrs M. D. Deal and family
L A. Berry and family, J. B. Deal and
family J. C M. Bolick. J. W. Williams
H. G. Cahe. I. II.;- Justice. Theodore
Henry and Rev, A. S. Solesbee. -y
F. H. SCHOOL GETS
M. E. Cozad Donates Field
Work Will Begin in Near
Future Clearing the Field
For Spring Playing
Within the next few days work will
begin on the High School's Athletic
The field is located to the rear of
the school building, was donated to
the High School by Mr..M . E. Cozad
to be used for outdoor sports, Mr.
Cozad being a great lover of athlec
tics. Plans have been made for draining
this field and putting it in good con
dition so that it will be ready for
baseball in the spring.
The prospects are excellent for a
winning baseball team and immeditely
after the close of basketball the can
didates for the baseball teams will
be called out to begin practice.
This field will be used jointly by
the High. School and town as this
movement is being financed by the
town board and the following, public
spirited citizens : ,
Zeb Angel, J. S. Porter, C. W.
Hames, T. H. Porter, L. H. Calloway.
F. H. Higdon, F. T. Smith, L. T.
Hcuser, Lee Crawford, J. W. Roper
Sam Franks, J. S. Conley, W. H.
Crawford, Alvah Pearce, A. L. Epps
Frank I. Murray, John V. Arrendale
T..W. Angel, Maj. S. A. Harris, E
W. Allfather, F. S. Conley, Franklin
Ilard'vare Co Reece's Restuarant.
' The above named citizens have
agreed to donate ten dollars each to
this fund - on the condition that the
High School basketball team win five
games during the presen season.
The following are scores of games
Franklin IS, Sylva 3l.
Franklin 20. Andrews 25.
Franklin 17, Hayesville 30.
Franklin 42, Andrews 6.
Franklin 36, Hayesville" 4.
Franklin 27, Sylva 22.
Franklin 24. Bryson 20
Franklin 23, Baldwin 17.
Franklin 23, Dillard 15.
Franklin 15, Baldwin 40.
Franklin 18, Carolina All Stars II.
Today, Mr. Robert Henry began a
ten-day singing school in the Ellijay
Baptist Church. He invites all who
can do so to attend. We have a sup
ply of James D. Vaughn's latest song
books and hope to have a splendid
Miss Helen Moses made a week end
trip to visit relatives at Cullowhee.
One of Mr. Jim 'Keeener's little
children fell into the fire with a rock
ing chair on top of it, a few days ago
It was severely burned, but will not
be blind as a result of its injuries as
was feared at first.
-the weather was so bad that, Rev.
Frank Bumgarner failed to come to
Mountain Grove and Ellijay at his
regular time the past Saturday and
Mr. Olney Moses and family, Miss
Delena Peek, and Miss Marea Moses
left for Gastonia a shoft time ago.
They write that they have found de
sirable jobs. ,,-
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dills spent
last Thursday night with Mrs. Dills'
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John l. tienry.
Mr, Charlie Henry left for some
point in Jackson county a few days
Messrs. Fred .Mincy and Abert
Rogers are on a business trip to
Mr. Will Bryson is at work at Wal
nut Creek. ;
Miss Hester Gregory from Walnut
Creek was a welcome visitor on
Standficld Branch one day last week:
Mr. and Mrs.- Tom Russell from
Smokemont, N. C. are visiting their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Russell
at Cullasaja, . N. C.
! We are sorry to report Miss Mary
Watkins on the sick list: "
There is lots of chicken pox in
this part of the country now.
Mr. Fred Mcuuire who has been at
Philadelphia for some time is at
home. ?sain. .
Mr. " 1'aylor Bryson from , Franklin
was tire jtt'est of h:s parents last
Sunday. ',. .V'.v
Messrs. Prichard and Dewey Rus
sell utanied home fro.n Sunburst ,N.
C. Saturday. , ' '
Mrs. Mary Bryson was the guest of
Mrs. A. J. Evins last week.
Mrs. Huldah Holland and little
daughter, Mary were the guest of
Mrs. 'Ruth Holland.. - . . .
AT FARMERS DAY
The Town Was Filled With
Farmers on the First of a
Series of Similar Monthly
Last Saturday the town was fiilled
with farmers from all sections of the
conuly who braved the almost im
passable road", to be present at the
first Farmers Day ever '-e!d in Frank
lin. It is seldom indeed that one
sees such a large number of people
in Franklin at the same time. The
sidewalks were crowded and the
stores that 'had advertised certain
articles at cost were filled with those
who were taking advantage of the
exceptional opportunities to replenish
their larders or wearing apparel. It
was a great day for the farmers and
a great day for Fanklin. ,
This was the first of a series of .
similar monthly occasions. Evidenc '
were plentiful that these Farmers
Days are q;oing to be the means of
bringing the country and town pajpie
closer together. It no other rcsull
s accomplished the efforts will be
well worth the time of Countg Agent
Arrendale who is solely responsible
for the unique idea. , '
While the ptogram last Saturday,
was not extensive as it, will be in
the fuUire nevertheless the farmers '
voted it as one well worth while. .
Regardless of any set program acca
Regardless of any set program occa-'
sions of this kind are always benefi-.
cial in that way they give the farmers
and their families an opportunity of .
nig their friendr, and relatives-lrom
..vi A.ivi.vja Biiu a viau v IllIll
other sections of the county, to des-.
pose of their surplus farm products
and to buy at cost staple foods and
Other necessaries of life. However,".
Mr. Arrendale intends on each occa
sion to have interesting programs ar-
ranged and it will.be of benefit to ;
the farmers to come "1 and see and ;,
hear matters pertaining to all kinds ;
of farm activities.
News from the Groye
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dills were visit!
ing Mr and Mrs. Luther Holland
Mr. Dewey Gregory had ihe mis-',
fortune to get blowed up with dyna-',
mite, on the Jackson County High-'(
way, he wasn't seriously injured ex-,
cepting his eyes. He started Monday v
to Asheville, N. C, to have an eye
specialist to treat his eyes.
Misses Estel and Ruth Gregory'
spent dunaay wun miss noiue uius.
Miss Leona Stanfield Was visiting -Miss
Bida Holland Wednesday.
Mr. Norman Holland spent one
night last week with Mr. Homer
Moss. 1 :'f
Misses Mattie Bowers and Hallie;
Houston spent Saturday night with
Mrs. J. R. Houston. :
Mr. Tom Dills spent one night last ;
week with Mr. Homer Moss. '
Mrs. Ingram Houston gave . her
oldest son Claude, a birthday dinner
January20, all present reported a nice
Miss Ester Gregory spent Wednesv
day night with Miss Leona Stanfield.,
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dills spent'
k ...:u vr mil'. nn,
me; n tci cuu wun uii. iiii a paivuii
Mr. and Mrs. JL T, Henry.
Miss Ella Keener was visiting Mrs,:
Mrs. A. B. Pptts Sunday.
Mrs. Jerry Holland and Mrs. Nell
Keener were visiting Mrs. Lewis'.
Messrs. Luther Holland Jerry Hoi-.
land and" Richmond Russell returned ,
have been af work. ""' -
Mr. Lewis Gregory has returned '
from Jackson county Hikhway where
he has been at work. . !
.Mr. J. D. McCoy hr.1 been doing
some carpenter 'work on his house
Mr, Luther Tilson was visiting his
brother, Lewis Saturday. .
Mrs.ijfohn Russell is visiting her '
son, Tom at Gastonia. N. ,C" ; -
Miss Ilora Holland and her little '
brother were visiting their sister.
Mrs, Cora Mashburn last week.
In Memory of Pauline
Little Pauline departed this life,;
Saturday evening; January 17, 1925, at
Pauline and her little twin" sister
Irene was born December 11, 1924,
she was five weeks and two days old
at the time of her death. ;
She was laid to rest in the Sugar ,
Fork Cemetery on Monday January
She leaves to , mourn her loss a
father and mother, five brothers and
seven sisters besides a host of ,
friends. , . :