FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1925.
Farmers Use the Village For
a Buying Market More So
Than a Selling-Make It
Attractive For Him.
Nearly 2.0,000,000 people in tne uni
ted States, or about one-fifth of the
. Tt. '
population, live in villages, and 30,
000,000 farming people use these vill
ages for purposes of business, educa
tion, religion, health and social well
being. Yet alj these centers of rural
. population are usually unattractive
amlT often very ugly. Villages in other
counties are generally much superior
to' thoce of the United States in de
sign, in the character of ihe.c -ueets
and public buildings, .and in their ap
proaches ,and recreation spots. A
start, howpver, has been made toward
beautifying the American village.
Some examples in this, respect are
1-ecorder by the Department of Agri
culture, which has been studying the
problem of village planning from the
standpoint of its importance to . the
rural community slind particularly to
. the farmer.
It. is more, as a buying than as a
selling place that the farmer makes
use of the village. In marketing his
principal products he.generally deals
. with some large distributing center.
. But he purchases his household sup-
"puljfs :n the village. He goes there
fnr amnsflmpnt and for social purpose
generally. His children often go to
school" there. An attractive village
says the department, s an important
, influence in standardizing farm life and
in counteracting the attraction whUh
' pities have for the young people of
the farms. As the farmer's chief
,'nt of contact with outsi.'e inter
ests, the village can make abig con
tribution to the hapiness of farm life,
even if it , be considered from no other
standpoint than the fact that, it is
the place where the farmer spends a
; large part if his income.
Where villages are being made
more beautiful, the impetus has come
in nearly every case from local initia
tive. Villages that have' well-planned
'. cirsote attractive rprreatinn shots-'.
and pjeasjng approaches are nearly
always indebted for these advantages
to .the energy and public spirit of
some small group of citizens. Under
such inspiration dump heaps have
been turned into garden spots, un
sightly shacks and dilapidated stores
have been torn down ana repiaca
by smart, substantial business build
lings and extensive programs of land
scape gardening and tree planting
have been undertaken. Villages that
' have embarked on this path are find
ing that beauty pays It improves
local bvsino'.s and attracts tourist
business. It enhances real estate values
and has a powerful influence in rais
ing individual standards of efficiency
One good example of a village that
was not well planned originally but
that has now been transformed into
an extremely pleasing place, is Wes
ton, Mass, Weston formerly had a
large swamp area in its center. This
has been drained, graded .seeded to
grass, and planted to pine, tir and
chestnut trees. A new town hall and
a fire station have been built, oppo
site the entrance to the common.
.Public building are now centrally
grouped. Old, unsightly ,.. structures
have been torn down. Jhe improve
' ments. were planned by a landscape
architect. It took. 25 years to put the
nlan thrmich Sii I pvprvnne in Weston
f v - - - Cj " " J
now believe that the enerprise was
worth the time and money it cost.
A village tfkt was started with a
good plan, am has realized it is Pat
terson Calif. This village and a col
ony of irrigated farms occupying 18,
000 acres were planned in 4910. Roads
leading to the village were- strategi
cally located arid planted with trees
and shrubs. The . village itself, has
e'ght streets radiating from a civic
center whtre tile 'public-buildings are
'locif'i'." In tli last fqur years th
residents of the village rave built
library, a community club house ,a
concrete swimming -pool, and a gram
mar srhnlr.1 v .nd have niwidpd an
. automobile camp park.
Town dump at Lewisburg, x a., Jus
become a m e:.ic asset, thrjgn me
activities of women, who formed' a
4 civic club, launched divic club, launch
ed civic improvements propaganda,
and accumulated funds for an im
provement program. Formerly the
first impression a visitor got-on' ar
riving and the last one hp took away
with him on leaving was one of squal
or, because the town dump lay across
the main approach to. the village. To
day the land where the dump stood
. is the property of the civic club. Old
shacks have been removed from it
And refuse ..cleared, away.. It has been
Georgia Road Contractor is
Building Camps at Otto
and Tryphosa Will Build
Georgia End First.
Th Wilson Constriction Company,
contractors for the Georgia road
s-.artcd Liilding camps h:t Wedi" s
Ai; at Otto. and Tryphosa tr mc
jcomod'ion of the for:e which is
soon to be put to work on the
Georgia road. It is the intention of
company to build the road from the
state line to Otto first so that sum
mer tourist and the traveling public
in general may detour at Otto and
come down the east bank of the river
while the road from Otto to Frank
lin is under construction. This pro
gram appears to be an excellent one.
NO doubt the state will put the road
down the east bank of the river in
good condition to accommodate, the
public while the - highway is under
The Wilson Construction Company
intends to begin pouring concrete
just as soon as the weather will per
mitpossibly by the first of April.
In the mean time they are getting
things ready so that there will be no
unnecessary ( delay after pouring of
the concrete begins. The rock and
sand to be used will be procured else
where and delivered at convenient
places along the railroad. It is expect
ed that about 12 carloads of material
will be used daily.
This company has the reputation of
doing big things in a big way. The
citizens of. Macon may therefore ex
pect to -see the Georgia road complet
ed in record time.
Dr. Winecoff is Honored
Dr. Thomas E. Winecoff of Lara
mie district missioner of the Episco
pal church in Wyoming who is tem
porarily in charge of St. ' John's
church of Powell has just received
notice of his election as an honorary
member of the Societe Entomologi-
quc de France or National Entomolo
gical .Society of France.
This is a very high compliment as
Dr. Winecoff is one of the very few
Americans who have been honored
with this membership
Dr. Winecoff furnished the Smith
sonian Institute with the major part
'of our national museum's collection of
Boreal Lepidoptera, and gave . the
French Museum Natiional d'Istoire
Naturelle practically its entire collec
tion of artic insects; and in addition
he has sent this Trench museum each
of the last four years many thousands
of Wyomings insects, till Wyoming
now hits the largest collections of in
sects in that museum of any state in
the Union, and he. has sent every one
of them '
Bouvier, probably the foremost liv
ing etomologist, writes Dr. Winecoff
that Wyomings insects displays in
the Paris museum now stands out
very noticeably larger than that of
any other, state. .
leveled and planted to grass, flowers
and trees. It is spanned by gravel
walks and surrounded by ornamental
lighting standards. Now the visitors
enters the village through a green
and-smiling park. v
Many other examples of effective
villages planning have been noted by
the department's investigators. Yet
the idea that village planning is as
necessary , as city planning has taken
root in comparatively few places. It
has not the pressure behind it that
brings results in crowded cities where
congestion , makes radical, changes
compulsory. The Government points
out, however, that village planning
often means great saving to the com
munity; that it is never too early nor
too late to begin it; and theft the ex
pense never prohibits and is seldom a
Solution of Puzzle No. 2.
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TANNERY TO USE
Connection Made Saturday
And Will Yield $1,000 Per
Month No other Sales
Have Yet Been Made
The first .big sale of power from
Andrews' new power plant has been
made," to F. P. Cover & Sons Inc.,
for their tannery here and the actu
al connection was , made and the
use of town power begun, on Satur
day afternoon last week.
The-tannery, it is stated, will use
approximately 400 horepower, and the
income to the town from this sale
will amount to around $1,000 per.
While this is a big sale, it is com
paratively small, it- is pointed out as
compared with the amount of power
the town has for sale, the new plant
developing about. 2,000 horsepower as
No other sales of wholesale power
have-been made to date, so far as
can be learned; it is generally under
stood, however, that . a number of
concern's have made inquiries. Tri
County News. . v . .
In Memory Of Our Darling
On. last Saturday January 31st, a
wave of sadness swept over the en
tire community, when Dee Simmons
the little five year old son bf J. R
and An'na Simmons shot and instant
ly killed his : liNle 'sister, .Marie. She
was the sunshine of their home.
Everyone that knew little . Marie
knew her . to love her. , She was al
ways loving and wore a sweet smile.
A short time .before she was killed
she sang "There Will Be Bright
Angels Over There," and soon she
was anng the band of Bright Angels
Our loss is little Marie's great gain.
May the Lord, who doeth all things
well lead and guide us up Heavens
bright way to meet little Marie in
Heaven where parting comes.no
more. . MRS. C. J. ADAMS.
CROSS-WORD PUZZLE No. 3
"THE FOUR ANGLES"
Here's a dandy puzzle for beginners and for old hands at the gam.
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tlon. These facts and Its aH-over interlock make It not such a hard on
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The aolutlon will
BUY SOME LAND
Holdings pf Mr. J. L. Bar
nard and Mr. E. H. Franks
Purchased Last Friday
Other Lands Be Damaged.
The town board has now purchased
all the lands that the waters of the
lake will cover excepting about 1C
acres. On last Friday the board pur
chased approximately 86 acres from
Mr. J. L. Barnard for $12,500. Mr. E.
II. Franks also sold the town board
between 10 and 12 acres for just a
little over $1500. It is not believed
that the town will experience any
great difficulty in reaching agree
ments with the1" owners of the remain
ing land that the lake will cover.
Of course there ae certain other
lands that will be damaged. To date
no agreement has been reached with
the owners regarding these lands
with the exception of one or two.
Holly Springs Commence-
ment Exercises At School
The public is cordially invited to
attend the exercises Feb. 25-26, 1925
Wednesday Feb., 25, 7:30 P. M. a
Play "To Much of a Good Thing"
Comedy in one act.
Negro Minstrel Chorus "Bells of
Dreamland" By Primary Grades. Pa
geant Old Bachelor Sale '
Thursday Feb. 26 11:00 A. M. Ser
mon by Rev. A. S. Solesbee. 1:30
P. M. Declamation and Recitation
Contest and exercises by Primary
Thursday night, 7:30 Play "Old
Time School" Comedy in one act.
Awarding- of prizes and certificates.
Ntgro Play 'The Great Ch.cken
P.?aling Case of Ebenc vr County '
1 1 ortis "Spring T'TiKi'
Closing Song Good I'yc
S. J. SMITH,
2 Elrment In air
4 Small children
5 Dealer In clotha
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1.1 Vncloaed ' v
SII Negative '
20 Organ of head
SO Part of verb t
81 Primary color
82 Old horae
85 BcKna .
8(V Make over ,
87 Fok tro;ier
SH To let lao
41 Acted pnrt
47 Part of lee
48 Superfluous growth
40 Wood of the auollooV nTanfl
ppiiear la nest lxaue.
The American Legion Will
Make Drive For Endow
ment Fund For Soldiers
Lexington, N. C, Feb., 20 The
first meeting in North Carolina
in connecton with the national pro
ject of the American Legion for' a
$5,000,000 endowment fund for dis
abled soldiers and orphans, was
held at Charlotte, Friday, February
Announcement of the meeting and
of of the opening of the endowment
movement in the state, was made by
Wade H. Phillips, of this city, com
mander, of the department .of North'
Following the Charlotte meeting,
others will be held in every city and
town in the state where there is a
post of the Legion. One of the first
steps in the organization plans will
be the formation of committees in
each locality composed of prominent
Legionnaires, and members of the
Legion Auxiliary. In this work, A.
Lindsey Skerry, of Indianapolis, field
secretary, will assist the state de
partment and local posts. ..
North Carolina is one t of twelve
states, most of which are in the
south, where The American Legion
projects of aid for their disabled
conirads and children of "buddies",
who died, is-being initiated. Jn ad
dition to the southern group, the
undertaking also has been started in
Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.
"Just as she has been' among the
first in every great, patriotic, and
humanitarian movements in the past
yve hope that North Carolina will be
in the van of states in responding to
this appeal," Commander . Phillips
said. "The endowment is for. those
who did the most an the war.
"For orphans, the Legion's pro
gram as laid down by National Com
mander James A. Drain, is a home
for every homeless child.'
President Collidge is chairman of
the national honorory committe sup
porting the endowment fund. Among
the members of the committee are
lohn W. Davis, former ambassador
to Great Britian ; General Pershing;
William GibbsMcAdoo. former sec
reary of the tfeasury and director
general of railroads during the war;
Secretary of War, John W. Weeks;
Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis,
Bishop Brent; . Mrs. Frances
Grcver Cleveland; Julius H. Barnes,
of The United States Chamber of
Commerce; and many others.
Rev. Philip Passmore filled his reg
ular appointment, at this place Satur
day and Sunday;. ' He preached a
Mr. anad Mrs. Shirley Evins are
moving back to Kyle to farm this
year. Mr. Evins says the farm is
the place to make the money.
Mrs. Van Morgan is ill at this writ
ing. We hope she wll soon recover..
Raleigh and Earnest Roper, Wiley
and Alex Pendergrass of Oak Dale
passed through Kyle Sunday on their
way to Buck Creek, where they are
employd by th Andrws, Mfg. Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wood of
Tusquitte are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Andy Pendergrass of Kyle this week.
Mr. fT. A. Bateman of East la Port
is visiting his family at Kyle this
week. Mr. Bateman is employed
at the Black Waw Lumber Co.
It .rems as though the country is
gciting behind . with the Voads.-. We
voted for a borid issue of twenty
norland to build th roads from thr
.iorgan out to Kyle, :ind from Kvle
t j Nantahala Station, uid our road'1,
are in vvoi'f condition :iian 'iorr
before we bid any w .i done." They
c. c now impassable-
We 1 aven't any trustee to look
attet ourxroad or mon-y either.
Come on Nantahala and lets do our
best tohave a good roads built here
in the near future. '
Mr. Owensby who has been home
on a visit has returned to his work-
at East la Port. ' j
Mr. L. L. Rowland has trot hi
building almost completed.
Mark Haney started work on his
house. - Mark says he likes the Bun
Dallas Raw and has returned lining
f rom(otla where he has been work
ing for Mr. Galloway.
Mr. lorn Copers moved 1o his
new house. Tom is fixing to plow. He
says ne win make the crickets live
hard. . , '
Mr. Odell Hall went back to his
work at Topton last Sunday W e .
regret he left as he is a jolly good fel