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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1925.
Our Mountain City Takes
Steps Toward Municipal
Improvements Six Inch
Main Will Be Used
' On January 28th Macon County's
beautiful, little town of Highlands
let the contract for a municipal water
supplysystem, the Conrad Construc
tion Company of Florence, S. C, being
the successful bidder.
The source, of the water supply is
Houston's Branch 2 3-4 miles from
Highlands and 200 feet above the
main part of town. The intake is on
government lands. In fact the entire
' water shed is under control of the
Forest Service, thus assuring High
lands water free from contamination
of any kind. The water is pure and
comes from clear mountain- springs.
A six inch main will convey the
water to the main section of -town
from where it will be distributed in
two inch pipes.
Sufficient funds are not available to
install;' sewage system. However,
the progressive and wide awake citi-
zcns oi Highlands expect to install
a system of this, kind within two or
three years. ; .
It will be remembered that high
lands issued $30,000 worth pf munici
pal bonds some time ago to install a
; water .supply system. The money so
' expended will increase the value of
city property and will bring hundreds
of ?ummer visitors who would rot
otherwise come. It is expected also
tl-.it ..the water supply system when
completed will considerably reduce
t' insurance rates.
The contractor has promised to
to have the system completed by June
1st. : v .-' ,. .. -,.
Franklin extends congratulations to
her silster city of the mountains "and
wishes her all the success that her
progressive citizenship deserves.
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Mrs. Johnston Hostess
On Thursday afternoon, St Agnes
Guild enjoyed the hospitality of Mrs.
J, T. Johnston at her delightful home
on Main St. '
The Guild is at work for the annual
bazaar, to be held in . the summer
'and 'a pleasant afternoon was spent
over 'future work and plans. Mrs.
- Johnston served delicious cocoa and
cake, and the meeting adjourned until
February 13th. Mrs. Johnston is a
charming hostess and everyone pres
ent enjoyed the meeting thoroughly.
- The "meeting will meet next at the
Rectory on February 13th. Come and
bring your thimble. '
BUSINESS MEETING OF LEAGUE
the League of Women Voters held
their regular business meeting Jan.
39th, in the Clerk of Court's office.
Mr. Mnrray very Kindly offered the
use of his office on account of the
room. ' -
After the regular business was
transacted a letter was read from the
state chairman, Miss Gertrude Weil,
in regard to the state meeting in
Raleigh, to be held soon. : Miss Eliza
beth Kelly was asked to represent
Franklin League at this meeting, with
Miss Laura Jones as alternate dele
gate.' , . "' . '
The League chairman, Mrs. S, L.
Franks, Called attention to the pro
posed program of work for the
. National -League, of Women Veters.
After the meeting Mr. Sam L.
Rogers gave a most able and inter-
- esting talk on the proposed program
of work jof theState Legislature. ;
;Mr Rogers said, in brief; of the
. proposed bill before the legislature
there has been actually accomplish
ed tip to date, the repeal of Dog Tax
law the repeal of the act providing
f..r the eploratidn of the Lost Color
rties, ir-d several local bills. Of the
state wide program the three most
important issues are according to the
Got 6i nor:
' '1: Education.
L Welfare (Public Health) r
v Transforation. ' -
' , There will be sharpe fights before
the Legislature on the following sub
jects: The Budget System; Equali
zation Fund and Additional Appropri
ation of funds for road program.
Other proposed bills touched upon
were : The effort to make the Austra
lian Ballot System State Wide, Mot
or transporation, Bill for publication
of marriage bans, Pardon Commission
appointment and colored Juvenile
- A gratifying interest was displayed
in the meeting and a number of new
members were present all joined in
thanking Mr. Rogers for his clear
. concise summary of the Legislative
ROAD WORK DONE
BY FOREST SERVICE
More than 1,800 miles of roads and
nearly 5,000 miles of trails were con
structed within or adjacent to the 147
national forest during the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1924, according to the
annual report made by Chief of the
Forest Service to the Secretary of
Agrculture. In addition, mainten
ance work was performed on 7,423
completed within the last year the
miles of roads and 32,105 of trails.
Including the construction work
total milage of natioal forest roads
constructed by June 30 of this year
stood at 8.707 and the total milage of
trails at 15,855.
The sum of $9,351, y42 was expend
ed on the road and trail work of the
Forest Service daring the last fiscal
year, the report says. This sum was
augmented by funds from co-operative
agencies such as States, counties
and loual organizations.
Thirty-one States! and Alaska
share in the pro rata distribution of
funds made each year by the Forest
Service to those States and Territor
ies containing National Forest lands.
The King is Talking Bunk
When the King telephones let all
other instruments be dunmb! That's
the rule in Mecca, where King Hus
sein of Hedjaz has had a telephone
system installed says a recent article
in the New Zealanad Herald.
As long as King Hussein's tele
phone is in use, no.other telephone
can be used in Mecca, save only the
one with which the king is talking.
It's a' good thing for King Husien
that he does not live in -the United
States for neither our government
nor our, telephone system stands for
such official interference with the
private . rights of other citizens
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But He was a Persistent
"Cuss" Found That Ad
vertising Does Pay
One of the most persistent adver
tisers in the history of success was
Robinso Crusoe.. He knew what he
wanted a ship and he put up an ad
for one. He flung a shirt on a pole,
at the top of his island; that, in the
language of his sea, was plain to
every sea-fearing man.
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was no Other medium but Crusoe
kept at it, despite the. fact that he
got no inquiries for a long time. He
changed his copy as one garment
after another, was frayed out and in
the end got what, he wanted.
Suppose Crusoe had taken down
that signal after a time and declared
"Advertising doesn't pay." Where
would he and his story be now?
Put up your signal and keep it
there. Crusoe advertised under very
discouraging circumstances.. You've
got a sure thing it is only necessary
to have the patience, persistence, and
pluck of Robinsq Crusoe and the
good ship "Better Business" will
soon tie up Mongside your pier.'r
Mr. and Mrs. George T. Stiles an
nounces the marriage of their daugh
ter, Clara-Belle to Dr. William Par
ker on Tuesday, January the twenty-
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4 Species of pine
T Decaf .
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14 Head covering
15 Coniferous t ree
17 Listens .
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27 Fimeral pile
28 Dancing shoe
20 Goddess, of Dawn
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appeair In next Issue
Eight regional Forest Experiment
Stations, and Forest Products
Laboratories are now in operation ac
cording to the annual report made
by thg Chief of the Forest Serivce to
the Secretary of Agriculture. In ad
dition, a new Forest" Experiment Sta
tion is being established in the Paci
fic Northwest. A station for Califor
nia is urged by Chief Forester Gree
ley in his report.
The eight Experiment Stations now
in operation are located at New Or
leans, La., Missoula, Mont., Asheville.
N. C, Amherst, Mass., St. Paul,
Minn., Portland, Ore., Flagstaff. Ariz.
Colorado Srpings, Colo.
The Forest Products Laboratory,
located at Madron,' Wis., made hz
study nf wood 'waste prevention one
of its ch.ef activities, the report states
This icsul'ed in a national conference
cailcd Ly the late Henry. C. Wallace.
Set-rotary of Agriculture, which w?s
attended by about 400 representa
tives of. timber producing manufactu
ring, and consuming industries.
flic laboratory also continued its
study oi the dimension-stock require
ments of various industries with a
view to reducing the number of dif
ferent sizes needed in commerce, thus
simplifying the problem of making
and buying dimension stock.
Much progress was also made, ac
cording to the report, in important
phases of the preservative treatment
of timber, in paper and pulp research
and in investigating kiln-drying and
air-seasoning methods. This latter
activitly involved elaborate tests of
airplane woods for the United States
Navy and resulted in many practical
In referrng to the work of the For
est Experiment Stations the report
states: . .' : .
"Already it has bec6me evident that
these stations are certain to be of
prime importance in hastening the
general practice of forestry within
their several regions. Their influ
ence is partly due to the fact'tnat
they become centres about which
gather the interest and activities fav
orable to progress in forestry. Thus
they perform a function for leader
ship. They are valuable sources of
information and advice, both to public
agencies and private owners inter
ested in forestry, as well as insta
ting investigative undertakings along
mentalities for correlating and direc
the most fruitful lines. They will un
doubtedly be of the utmost value in
helping the States to formulate poli
cies of forestry, as well as powerful
influences making for its private prac
Lake Supports Indian Tribe
The Red Lake Indians of Minne
sota, the model Chippewa band,
gathered the past summer seven
hundred and fifty thousand pounds
of fish from the Red Lake, it was
recently announced by H. B.'Dooley,
superintendent of Red Lake Reser
vation. ' During the Pt seven Kars
the Indians, under a contract with
the State of Minnesota, have receiv
ed more than five hundred thousand
dollars for fish taken from the lake.
The fishing season only lasts for
three summer months, buUlast sum
mer four Indians with the help of
their squaws, earned one thousand
each, and one pair of fishermen a
buck and 'a squaw earned fifteen
hundred dollars. This work at fish
ing, in adition to the rich timber
tracts on the reservation, enables the
Indians to live comfortably and edu
cate their children. When the sub
committee of the Senate Indian Af
fairs visited the Red Lake Resreva
tion for one of a series of hearings
among tne : Minnesota Chippewas.
the members found a well-dressed,
prosperous and contented band of
Indians. Under their contract with
the State the'' Red Lake Indians, com
prising about seventeen thousand
men, women and children , have ex
clusive fishing privileges on the lake
but they must sell their catch to
the State,( which has a packing plant
at Red Lake Falls. .
Wall-eyed pike, considered to be
the best-selling fish on the market
comprise about eighty-five per cent
of the annual catch, the rest being
a motly assortment of white fish
pickerel, perch, sheephcads, goldcyes
carp, buffalo, and bullheads. West
ern Story Magazine.
.Little Girl (to, grandfather)-
"Grandpa, why don't you grow hair
on your head?". v '
. Grandpa "Well why doscn't grass
grow on a busy street?"
Little Girl "Oh. I see; it can't get
up thrbugh the concrete." Contribu
Many Projects To Start In
Macon County Soon To
Have Plans Finished By
Last of This Month,
Three holes for testing the founda
tion of the site for the power dam
been drilled to a depth of SO feet
each. Solid rock was found all the
way down. In fact the further down
the drill went the harder the rock
was found to be. Two other holes
will be drilled to make certain of the
foundation. However, there now ap
pears to be no doubt of the suitability
Of the site.
The engineers are hard at work on
the plans for the dam. It is expected
that these plans will be finished in
time to let the contract for construe
tion by the end of this month.
The city fathers intend to have
work started at an early date on
clearing the ground that the water,
will cover when the dam is filled.,
Work on the road to the dam site .
will also be started within a short"
time. At this writing it is not known
whether these two projects will be
done by contract or hired labor.
The time is fast approaching when
many men will be employed on pub
lic work in Macon County. By the
last of April or possibly before should
weather conditions prove favorable
not only should work on the dam be
in full swiny but the contractor for
building the Georgia road should
have many men engaged' on that pro
ject. Immediately after the contract for
the dam is let . the Press . will an
nounce the name- of the" successful
bidder so that former Macon County
men who desire to return home to
work on the dam may communicate
with the contractor relative to em
ployment. Forest-Fire Season Critical
In sharp constrast with the forest
fire season of '1923 the season just
ended was one of the most critical
in the experience of the Forest Ser
vice reports W. B. Greeley, Chief For
ester, in his annual report to the Sec
retary cf Agriculture.
. Final figures for 1924 are not yet
available but tabulations up to Sep-:
tember 30 show that 7,279 fires inside '
of the 147 national forest swept 511.
400 acres of Federal jand. This is
nearly double the acreage burned in
an exceptionally favorable year, but
is not so great an acreage as was
burned in 1917 and 1919, both years of '
unusual fire hazards.
The 17 national forest in Calif or-'
nia suffered the most during 1924,
conditions in the State having been
made extremely critical by long con
tinued drought. For months the For
est Service, aided by many state and
locals, and private agencies, fought
forest fires with but few intermis
sions. Fires which burned more than
1,000 acres in a single day were not
Outside of California, the report
state, fire losses were little if any
more than the average of the preced
ing years, and were surprisingly
small in view of the hazardous, char
acter of the season.
Fires caused by human - agencies
continued to form about 60 per cent
of the total Chief Forester Greeley
points out the balance being attribu
ted to lightning. In California the
per centage of fires caused by smok
ers, principally cigarette smokers, fan
high. .In fact smoking. was consider
ed the most serious cause of fires'
started by human agencies in the
forest lands of that state. '
Particularly in California," and " to
some extent in other states, the ex
ceptional conditions compelled the
Forest Service to impo e restrictions
upon the use of the nati onal forest for
reccreation and othef p iblic purposes.
This course-was take i only as an
emergency measure ar.i the restric
tions were adjusted as closely as
practicable to the requirements in
each section in order to minimize
the interference with the uses of the
"It is clear," says the Forester in his
report, " that more drastic Federal or
State police regulations are needed
to control the use of fire in the vici
nity 4 of forest areas. The need for
special precautionary measures is
widely recognized by lumber com
panies and other industrial interests,
and the majority of them in the nat
ional forest regions operate with
comparative safety to their own tim
berlands and those of their neighbor.
The' relatively small proportion
which are, out of step with the senti
ment for forest protection should not
be permitted to imperil the property
of adjacent owners through continu
ed negligence or indifference."