FRANKLIN, N. O, FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1925
Frolice of 25 a Six Act
Vaudeville Will be Given
by Franklin High School
At the hourt house Saturday even
ing at 8 :30, a six act Vaudeville bill
will be presented that will be well
worth the price of admission, 15. and
25 cents. It will be an evening of
entertainment for all ages and occu
pations. Beginning with an orchestra
and closing with- a black face act.
The Frolic of 25 will be a program
of song, dance and sparkling fun;
The proceeds will be for school
benefit. Merchants of the town are
contributing to costumes and . stage
Advertising posters are the work
of students of the fifth grade.
Makes Money Selling
Guernsey Milk Cows
Sanders ville, Ga., April 25, Last
week a friend of mine took me to
task for advocating dairying in Geor
gia, saying that he would go into the
cattle business himself if he could
' make any money at it. As a result
of this conversation the writer had a
talk with VV..H. Howell, manager of
Fern Crest Guernsey farm at this
place and asked him the direct crues-1
tion whether or not the dairy of1
which has has charge is making :
money. As an answer he showed mP
the books and told me about recent
sales of cattle which they had made.
Believing that this information would
be of. interest to farmers of our coun
ty and Georgia at large, I obtained
permission to publish the prices re
ceived for animals sold recently.
A foundation herd consisting of a
.registered Guernsey bull and five
purelbred Guernsey females was re
cently sold to a man in northern Ala-
bama. The bull brought $500 and the
heifers, at an average ag of 1 one
year; were sold for $300 each.
About nine months ago a doctor in
Atlanta bought three high-grade
Guernsey cows from Fern Crest that
had been milking 70 days. At the
time they wcre sold the three were
giving 18 gallons of milk a day, an
average of six gallons per cow. They
brought, an average of 183.33 He
was so well pleased with these three
cows in comparison with cattle
bought from other farms that he sent
a check for 375 for an 18-months-old
registered Guernsey heifer that he
had never seen. Se was so delighted
with this heifer that he was reported
. to have said that if his cattle bought
from certain other farms were worth
what he paid for them, this heifer
was worth several hundred dollars
more than he paid for her.
Week before last this same man
came to Ferri Crest and selected a
pure-bred Guernsey heifer for which
he paid $300 and a 15-months-old reg
istered Guernsey bull at $500. For
months he had been a great admirer
of the pure-bred Guernsey cow, Itchen
Ranter's Constance 110118s, whrch
cow was held at $1,000. At the time
of his last visit Constance had given
birth to her fourth calf and on two
milkings a day was giving approxi
mately six gallons. Since her calf
was well worth $300' he was told that
; he could buy Constance for $750.
which price he acccped irrtmediately.
Constancy has given approximately
13,500 pounds of milk and 600 pounds
of butter fat in a year. She has pro
duced a little more than eight gallons
of fnlik a day. She is cheap at $750
for with milk at 15 cents a quart she
produced $942 worth last year.
Figuring milk at 10 cents a puart
and the calves at what they actually
sold for and deducting the cost of
feed and labor on the cows and their
calves, three cows in the Fern Crest
herd have actually made a net profit
of a little more than $1,000 each in
12 month's. From these records and
figures it is clear that even though
the prices paid for Guernsey cattle
are high it is; easy to make a profit
on them t torn th sale of their milk
. alone. ,.''
i The demand for Guernsey is such
that the cows and young cattle can
be sold for good prices which means
a good profit for any pne who wishes
, to engage in dairying. , f
The three bulls shipped' in here in
may, 1923 andthP one in January
1924, came from Fern Crest Guernsey
farm. The one that was placed in
the Riverside cdmmunity. is a close
realtive probobly a full brother to
Itchen Ranter's Constance" that is
mentioned in the foregoing article."
With blood like this, Macon county
should make a reputation with Guern
sey cattle. Still a few who have not
looked into the question or do not
know dairy cattle from beef cattle
will growl and hbwl about the coun
ty being ruined with Georgia scrubs.
Investigate or SHUT UP. ,
AMERICAN LEGION PLANS BIG
JULY tbURTH CELEBRATION
Entertainments Ball Games Horse Races Fireworks
Dances Also Home Coming Week For Our Former
Residents Big Times For Everybody Wants Names
and Addresses of Former Macon County People. .
July 4th this year will be the big
gest occasion of its kind Macon
County has ever seen. The Ameri
can Legion has charge. And when
those boys tike hold they do things.
Witness the late unpleasantness
acro;;s the water.
Heretofore July 4th celebrations in
Franklin have consisted of on,, hectic
day, everything crowded to dbath,
and usually very little system. This
year you'll see a vast difference. The
Legion Fourth will cover three days,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July
3rd, 4th and 5th. with something of
real interst going on every minute
of the time. These boys have 6r
gainzed, each phase of th,, affair is
under direct-supervision of one man
or one committee, and you may ex
pect tli,, most1 without fear of disap
1 he primary idea back of this three,,
day ceebiat.on is to induce as large
a number as posisble of former Ma-
con county citizens to pay the Old j
make every effort to havP a part of
them re-locate here. Macon county
is now on the verge 'of a great for
ward march, and this, it would seem,
is the logihal time to invite our form
er 'Sons ,and daughters to revisit old
scenes and renew . old friendships.
And .for this purpose what time is
more suitable than July 4th ? On
this clay of loyalty to a great Govern
ment and ; a great Principle , why
should not the tires of loyalty to the
old home and the old friends burn !
'l he editor of The Franklin Press
wants the name and address of every
native Macon County man and wo
man who is living in other counties
or. states'. No 'matter how faraway,
or how close to old Macon, just so
they liv,. out pf thc county, we mant
their names. This is in order that
we may invite . them to ' attend the
great Fourth of July Celebration and
Home Coming Week. Every person
who will read this probably knows
of one or more former-Macon coun
ty citizens who ar,. now living in
other counties or other states. Send
thier names, and addresses to the
editor of The Franklin Press. Else
where in this issiip is a .convenient
coupon prepared for this purpose.
Fill it in, clip, and send to the editor.
Do this today-DONT PUT IT OFF1
Aside from the primary object of
a Great Home Coming Celebration,
it is hoped that this enterprise will
create in the citizens of Macon a
keener sense of pride and loyalty
for their home county. This move
ment is sponsered by the local post
of The American Legion. If there
is any profit from the various enter
tainment which will be put on, this
will bp added to the Memorial Fund
nf-J . 7 MiMinrVc?,LSr icsday of. this week for Winston
purpose of building a suitable me- ci
morial to the fifteen Macon county
boys 'whogave their lives in the
And, man, there's going to be
something doing this trip or the
American Legion promises to draw
in its horns 1 This isn't going to be
one of thos,. Fourth's when you get
back to the old rooftree about twelve
O'clock at night, plumb disgusted,
?.nd wondering what in h you bit
again for anyway. Not by a long
shot. The complete program hasn't
been mad out -yet, but, it? coming
along fast and it's a whopper I Be
low we are giving a synopsis of the
events already planned, - Read 'em
and mak your arrangemtns accord
ingly! . ' .
SYNOPSIS OF PROGRAM
Friday, July 3rd
10:00 A. M., Baseball Game.
12:00 M., Basket Dinner.
1 ;30 P. M., Address of Welcome.
2:00 P. M., Address by Former
if aeon County Citizen.
. 3 to 5 P. M., Music by Brass Band.
8:00 P. M., Local Talent Enter
tainment. 10:00 P. M., American Legion
, Saturday, July 4th, ;
10:00 A. M., Pageant. ! : '
12 M to 1:00 P. M., Street Contests".
.3:00 P. M., HorSe Races.
3 .-00 P. M., Entertainment, Court
8:00 P. M.,. Entertainment, Court
10 m P. M., Fireworks.
Sunday, July Sth
11 :00 A. M., Union Service, all
churches participating. Some dis
tinK'oished ou)t-of-owri ' preacher,
preferably a former Macon County
man, will be obtained for this ser
vice. . ''
. . ' '
Macon County Shipped Her
Tenth Car of Poultry on1
April 10 Was First Coun-
frv kti Hftlrl alp
iy lO nOlU OaieS. .
A co-operativ.' cvr of poultry was
shinnpr! mit nf Marnn rnmitv Anril
10. This sale proved very successful. I
16,180 pounds of poultry were loaded I
on the car. The sum of $3,529.16 was
nairl th farmer fnr nnnltrv ami .US
-t. iu.- on .,v p
i, .,.?, .,. tu aa
16 cents c nd for hens
jh following" prices were paid for
... r '-v-
poultry at the ear door: Mens,
cents; fryers, 42 cents; Stags, 20'. -V" !llclca ill leature.oi uic saie
cents; and roosters, 10 cents. This is tht. fact that the property owners
represents a substantial saving to the will give away on the day of the sale
farmers of the coun'tv and demon- absolutely tree, to Fotnc person pres
strates vhat farmers in other sec
tions caii do. through co-operat'ivc
J. V. Arrendale, county agent, re
ports this as the tenth co-operative
Ml- nf nnnltnr tn n( f
tv: The V-first co-om-rativo car nl i
r...n... f i :
. "A, . ",v . 3
April 25, 1923'. This was also the first ! rlrv J ; ) 1 a .m.anaBcr 01 tne
cp-operativP car of poultry to beJ1?!c ktaltv Aitrtion company,
shipped out of the state.. Mr. Arreu-! Mll!1-r Wts,ior thw property, as
dale was called to Central Carolina! s,ure1 . thc nV that this is to be
soon after the first shipment to speak ihc xm salc' Ylth, the
before a group of county agetnts on sou,,,(,C3t l'lo.rtumticsror thc home
methods employed in handling co-1 seeker., and investor that h.s corn
operative ear shipments of poultry. p;iIT ha yi.;,t, ll,ancl!c(1; , , .
Since this time manv ears have gone - ?hcre W,H bc, a 1 baml and
out of the State and are making
thousands of dollars for the farmers
of North Carolina Ashe ville Citi
zen... News of West's Mill
Mr. W. W. Potts of Bryson City
is visiting friends in West's Mill this
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Reid and little
daughters, . Pauline and Dorothy, of
Dillsboro were visiting friends here
last week end.
Mr. "Carroll Gibson of Bryson City
spent Saturday and Sunday here with
his mother, Mrs. Ben K. Gibson.
Mrs. Alex, Higdon and daughters
Dorothy and Maxine of Cullowhee
are visiting Mrs. Higdon's parents
Mr, and' Mrs. James L. Bryson of
Messrs. Horace and Fred Bryson
v.. i i trj...: .ci
Mr. ' Floyd Gibson of Winston -
SaWU hr nn an PvtonrlpH viit
with hU mnthpr Mrs Ron u Kiu.
. Miss Kate Hyatt of Otto spent
Sunday afternoon here with her sis
ter, Mrs. Clyde N. West.
Miss Grace Bryson is visiting her
sister, Mrs. L. Craig Stepp of Aquone.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett B. Rickman
of Canton visited relatives here
, Mr. Carlyle Sheffield who has been
in school at Canton for the past year
is back at his home here.
Messrs. Glenn Gibson . and Jack
sharp who have been at Winston-j
Salem for the last few years spent j
last week with relatives and friends
here. They left the first of the week
for a trip through the middle arrA
western btates. I
Mr. Ross Davis of Otto was a visit
or in West's Mill last Sunday.
Mrs. L. C. , Stepp and little son,
L. C Jr., were visiting her parents,
Mr, and Mrs. T. C. Bryson recently.
Mrs. John Potts visited relatives
at. Leatherman last Sunday,
Mr. Alex Elmore who is attending
school at Sylva Collegiate Institute
spent the week end" here with his
parents, Mr.tand Mrs; J. B. Elmore.:
I The . .. B. Y. P.. U. of the Cowee
church is progressing nicely! We
hava meetings each Wednesday night
with good attendance. i
Mrs. Buel Mason and children
Carl and Jenniev, of Leatherman
were visiting Mrs. Solomon Leather
man Monday of this week. .
' Miss Grace Sheffield has gone to
Canton to spend the summer with
her sister, Mrs. Jessie Rickman.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Purnell Bryson
entertained the young folks of this
community with a candy party last
Beautiful "Bidwell Heights"
To Be Subdivided and Of -fered
Public an Absolute
The Franklin Realty company is
cleaning up and subdtv'jd.lig "Bid
well Heights," their beautiful resi
dential property lying along Bidwell
and Lyle streets, between Harrison
avenue and West Main street. Somc-
time during the latter part' of May
this property will be sold at absolute
auction by the Home Realty & Auc-
c?7' 3 high claSS 'cal auc"
New, broad streets and drives are
uel"S Dullt over tl,e property, and
jt , subdivided intn. n nntnher
of handsome and well located resi
dence lots. This is probably" the
best located residential property now
(or s"Ic in Franklin, lying os it does
1,1 tlUi bre residence district, one
quarter of a mile from Court House,
high and airy, With City water, lights
and tclenhoiic. and much of it heinir
fronted with naved street and con-
i crote -ide walk. It is doubtful if the
ititieus of this town and 'county will
1,a anoth" opportunity to secure
.,f f ),,
4i"l"A" UL J'"-" '""" v"-
ent, whether a purchaser' of a lot or
not, a brand new 1025 Ford automo
bile. Tlip manager of the : sale- in
forms us that every pi rson who at
tends will receive one free chance on
, i i i i .
tlllS Ca.. Ill SOlUtlOH. JlVC . CXtra
choices will h,. given with tvery
oi i)i rc nasec
i , i it
other features of interest.
, The Wison Construction company
is making a record for pouring con
crete on the Georgia road. This
company started work half way be-
tween Otto and Tryphosa with two
concrete mixers, one going toward
Tryphosa and one toward Otto. This
part of the road is now finished and
will be opened . to traffic as soon'as
the concrete hardens.
One mixer is now-coming from the
Georgia line to Tryphosa and the
other began at a point, near the
Morrison school ' and is going to
ward Otto. These' two sections of
the road will be completed ina few
days when all machinery , will be
moved tc a location near Prentiss
and work both ways toward Mor
rison scnooi auu xowaru i uiimmi.
. l I I A. I. . 1 .1 ' -
1 Traffic is now benig detoured from
' Prentiss to the Georgia line along
i the bast side of the river.
The AMERICAN LEGION JULY 4th CELEBRATIQN
Franklin, N. G, July 3rd, 4th and 5th
HOME COMING WEEK for our FORMER CITIZENS
EDITOR FRANKLIN PRESS;
FRANKLIN, N. C.
Dear Sir: Helow 1 list the names and addresses of Former Matqn
county citizens who might be interested in the AMERICAN LEGION
HOME COMING FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION. ' ij -
Sent m by (Name of sender)
Address of sender...
Governor McLean Sets This
Week as American Forest
Week Urges Citizens to
HF.REAS,, by proclamation, the
President of tli Unitet States,, has
requested the Governors cf the sever
al. States to set apart tli week of
April 27-May i;iculsive, as American
Forest Week, for bringing to the
atcntion of all the people thP nation
al danger that lies in continued neg
lect of our forest resources; and ' .
WHEREAS, North Carolina has in
th,, past witnessed a depletjon of
once splendid .forests to th point
that. the trreat 'aval Stores Industry
has been destroyed and the wood
using industries weakened by a con
tinued decline in the amount ;and
quality of timber suitable to its
-WHEREAS, .neglect of the forest
results in continued, fires' which des
troy seedlings and young trees SO
that cut over lands 'that should be
producing more timber are being
turned by thousands cf acres into
barren wastes that are an economic
burden and, '.
WHF.RAS, timber is a fundamental
of civilization entering vitally into
th,. daily life of every citizen and
making for his happiness and wealth
when plentiful and his economic dis
tress when fr-rjuaiidcred it the source
of suppk : Now,
THKRt'rOKE, 1 trie ar.l puttie
official.;, public and civic agencies, in
dustrial leaders, forest owners, and
users, and all putrk.tic citizens gen
erally! to observe, think upon and so
far as posisble impress thP lesson of
American Forest Wetk in aid of our
common duty of conservation, pro
tection and renewal for the thrift of
this generation and thc untold bene
fits to generations vet to come.
L WITNESS WHEREOF, 1 have
hereunto set my hand and caused to
be affixed 'th,.' sea! of the State of,
Done at our city of Raleigh, this
21st day of April, in . the year of our
Lord, one thousand nine hundred and
twenty-five, and the Independence of
the United States cf America the one
hundred and fortv-ninth.
ANGUS W. McLEAN,
By the Governor, .
CHARLES H. ENGLAND,
MR. LEWIS SORRELS DEAD
Mr. Lewis Sorrels, 83, died last
Saturday at his home on Mashburn
Branch. The remains wer interred
Sunday at Bethel church, Rev. W. M.
Smith conducting the services.'
The deceased leaves two sons, foor
daughters and a host of friends to
mourn his passing.
Prior to his death, Mr. Sorrels; was
one of the very few remaining Con
federate Veterans, having served with
bravery and distinction - for four
vears in the Civil War m Cantain
Tom Angel's company of North Car