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Farmers Federation Plans
Big Day For Farmers of
Macon On July 25 'Prom
inent Speakers.
The directors of the Farmers Fed
. eration met last Saturday night and
decided to have a big public barbecue
on the 25th of this month. The com
mittee in charge was directed to pre
pare for at least 1,000 people. The
federation will pay the entire expense
of the barbecue.
Preparations are now well under
way 10 make this the biggest farmer
!ay in the history of the count.v. Net
only v. ill hungry people be p.-ovUte l
for but arrangements have been'c
whereby ihWe present will be thor
oughly viitv.rtained. Mr. James G. K.
McClure, president of the Farmers
s Federation of Asheville will be pres
ent with four clowns.
Many prominent speakers from all
section?' of the, state will be present
to address the farmers. A news ar
ticle from the Ashevilk Times printed
below gives the names of the speakers
and the subjects that wtfl be taken up
ai me meeting. ,
This will be .by far the biggest
fnrmprs mpptins' ever held in Macon
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county. From the standpoint of the
farmers this meeting will also be the
most valuable. Everybody is invited
Come, learn, be entertained.
Next week's Press will carry an ad
vertisement Ipf' the local federation
This advertisement will contain the
financial statement f. of ,the Macon
: County Farmers' Federation. You
wi!l be surprised to learn that all
debts have ,be?n paid : and that the
federation now has asurpjus in the
treasury. ; ' "'
Farmers, of Macon county are plan:
ning a big rally and barbecue at
Franklin on July 25, according to an
nouncement today by representatives
of the Division of Markets, state de
partment of agriculture.
The affair will Ving together sever
al thousand men and women of that
section for. the purpose of discussing
agricultural conditions and other
matters of interest to the farmer.
Valuable information of building up
soil, the foundation of all presperity ;
of increasing production in crops
which may be made to pay in Western
North ' Carolina; canning surplus
fruits and vegetables; promotion of
poultry, dairying, and beef cattle in
dustries, will be given by the speakers.
Dr. E. C. Brooks, president of State
College;. James G. K. McClure, Jr.,
president of the Farmers Federation
of this city, and a member of the staff
of th,e Division of Markets, state de
partment of agriculture; George R,
Ross, of Jackson'Springs, chief of the
Division of Markets, North Carolina ;
and Mrs. Jane McKimmon, head of
home demonstration work in North
v Carolina, will head the list of speakers
for the big rally.
- Music and other forms of ,eriterta'n
ment will feature the gathering-.
Asheville Times.
" Qh5Thursday,,! Jtiiy 23, at 3 P. M.
there will be a big rally of Odd Fel
, lows in their hall at Frankliijil 'Grand
r v Master David Gaster of L?yetteyl?
' will be present to address the " as
sembled brethren.1 The local officials
of the bdd Fellows Fran Win. want
f C every i member of the organization in
. Macon 'county to be present on this
occasion. This is an unusual oppor
tunity for the Odd ; Fellows of the
county to get together and hear their
distinguished Grand Master. , Let
: every member of fhe Odd Fellows in
the county greet the Grand" Master.
Come and have a god time. Remem
ber the dateThursday, July 23rd it
3 P. M.
Dr. ..Geo. W. Truett.
1 A
is Leaning American
Citizen Says Cranf ill
Short Sketch of Life of Dr.
Truett Comes to Frank
lin For Big Revival Meet
ing August 14-23.
In the next four issues the Press
will reproduce a short sketch of the
life of Dr. George W. Truett written
by his close friend Dr. Cranfill and
published in the Daily Morning News
of Dallas, Texas. r .
Dr. Truett is coming to the moun
tains heloves, to the section where he
was borri and to the people who are,
perhaps, cloest to his heart, to bring
a message of love from the Saviour. '
Under, fhe supervision of Rev. A. J.
Smith, pastor of the Franklin Baptist
church, 'a great tabernacle with a
seating capacity of. nearly 4,000 is
being erected on the outskirts of
Franklin in a beautiful shaded grove
and in a natural amphitheatre. This
tabernacle will be completed and
ready for use before the date set for
the '.revival, August 14,-23.
Dr. F. C. McConnell of Atlanta will
assist Dr. Truett in conducting the
great revival. '' .,; .
. Franklin is making proparajicms to.
take care of the large number of Visit
ors who are expected to attend this
The first chapter of the sketch of
Dr. Truett's life appears below;
Truett Outstanding Figure
George W. Truett is now one- of
the greatest figures in the religious
world. My own, conviction is1 that
he is the greatest preacher in the
world, -but the reader must allow
for the fact that he is my pastor and
that we have been friends, linked to
gether in many common tasks,
through more than a generation.
Born in North Carolina
George W. Truett was born Jvlay
6, 1867, in Clay county, North Caro
lina. His parents were C. L. and Mary
Truett. His father, who recently died
at the advanced age of 95, wa,s him
self a man of mark in his community
and his mother, whom I had tHe pleas
ure of knowing, was one of the most
estimable Christian women it; has ever
been my joy to meet. George W.
Truett was reared to farm work, and
many is the day that he plowed and
hoed and pulled corn and picked cot
ton on that quiet farm-' up in the
North Carolina hills. ,
1 His' father, while a quiet, humble,
unestntatious tiller of tjhe soil, was a
man of inquiring and virile mind. He
accumulated a valuable library in
which were such classics as Bunyan's
"Piigrim's Progress,") Baxter's "Saints'
Everlasting Rest," Pendleton's "Chris
tian Doctrines,'' and kiifdred volutnes.
1 Founde Hiw,Me College
At the age of 18, although George
W. Truett had received no literary
training beyond thaw furnished by the
njouataitj country, jfechools, he began
teaching. The following year he
founded Hiawasse College in Georgia,
of which- he was, thiee years president.
While vso erigagedf he Visited the
Georgia Baptist Sate convention ai
Marietta, art account of which was
written by Dr. flohn E. White of
North Carolina and frdm which the
following extractk are made:
"George W. Ttuett sprang out of
the. moutainous territory of the Old
North State, drer his breath from its
hills, received , itk birthmark on his
spirit. It is. a. (tide, rough country,
but its crops are men. Think of the
hardest, stubbornest land, the simp
lest, most backward section of mod
ern American life-untouched by rail
roads, not a half dozen comfortable
chruches, lesS than seventy days' an
nual free school term, supported out
of less than $l.per capita free school
fund and yet the land of red blood
and new brain cells, and you have
Clay county, North Carolina, as
George Truett knew it in his youth."
Spoke at Convention
Dr. White goes on to say that at
that Georgia State convention a tran
scendent scene occurred. F. C. Mc
COnnell had come down from the
mountains of Rabun county, with a
story of the struggles of the moun
tain boys and girls at Hiawasse.
. "The are there?;' he shouted, "like
gold for the touch of the miner's pick
and tiey are fit to stand in the pres
ence ' of kings.packed full of brains
and character waiting for a chance.
If you don't believe it 111 show you I
George.! Where it George Truett?"
George not being -forthcoming imme
diately, the orator called" again :
"Brethren, I do believe he's got
skeered and;run off"'
Then some one in the. rear of ihe
courthouse said, "Here he is!" A
pale, 22-year-old mountain youth was
forced in the aisle and obediently up
to: the prisoners' doeW.Qoking half-
frightened and vastly embarrassed by
the focus of eyes. "Brethren, this is
George iTruett and he; can speak'like
Spurgeon. George, tell them what
the Lord has done for you and what
you are trying to do up in the moun
Speech Thrilled Hearers
Then George began. It was a simple
story, but epic in its pathos of quiet
recital of the hopes and passions of
an unsung heroism. It was of strug
gle for the lives of others who might
have what had been denied to him
a college education. It, grew larger
with each word till every heart was
thrilling with that plaintive, pleading
sort of voice which carries so well the
burden of tears which seem ever laid
on it. But the speech was no pitifu
plea of poverty who ever heard that
out of a Southern mountaineer? It
was rather the cry of the youth who
bore the banner with the strange de
vice Excelsior, the strong persua
sion of a just cause, the appeal of one
who, denied himself, was resolved to
let his lack plead for others.
Dr. J. B. Hawthrone, himself an
incomparable pulpit orator, then at
the zenith of his great career, was one
of those who sat deeply moved over
the mastery of that speech. This was
his testimony: '
"I have heard Henry Grady at his
highest, but never in my life has my
soul been swept as that boy from the
mountains swept it that day. in the
courthouse in . Marietta." .
Scouts on Camp
The jpcaj bcy scqut troop returned
foit Saturday . froril - the Nantahala
mountains where they had been
spending a week, camping. Rev. E. J.
Pipes, scout friasjer, Gilmer Crawford
and Derald Ast, assistant scom
masters, had charge of the boys oti
this trip. ,
Tn boys and those in charge re
port a profitable and pleasant vaca
tion. , , ''
The scouts received instruction in
swimming, first aid, woodcraft, set
ting up exercise-, etc; They also
caught many mountain trout during
the encampment.
Mrs. E. E. Watkins and four child
ren of Albany, Ga., are spending a
week with relatives 'in Franklin,
Work Starts at Nantahala
Station Will Improve the
Road to Wilson Lick Near
Top of Way ah Bald.
. At the request of Mr. R. W. Shields,
local Forest Supervisor, the govern
ment has sent Mr. S. M. Ripley, Road
Foreman in the Civil Service, to this
district to supervise the construction
of the government road, from Nanta
hala station to Aquone. Mr. Ripley
U now on the job with 20 men and is
'vorkiiig from Nantahala toward
Mr. Charlie Wright of Highlands is
engaged with the same number of men
on the road from Kiser's store to
Aquone. Mr. Shields estimates that
the road to the top of Nantahala gap
should be completed by October 1st
and that th? entire project should be
finished within one year' from date.
When finished this road will be of
great benefit both to the county and
to the government. , It will permit
the citizens of the county who live on
the west slope of the Nantahalas to
reach Franklin with ease. The road
will likewise open up a ' great timber
reserve in the Nantahala Forest.
The road from the Nantahala gap
to Wilson Lick, the site of the forest
camp, will also be improved. It is
the intention of the government to
lay off several lots near Wilson Lick
for lease as summer homes. These
lots are 5,000 feet above sea level.
Other sections of the , government
lands in 't 'Nantahalas along the
road nqw under construction will
also -be laid off into lots for leasing
purposes. The cost : of these leases
will pngc from $1000 to' $25.00 per
Each building lot will contain ap
proximately half acre.
' ' '
Franklin Furniture Company
Gets Contract to Furnish
Road Workers With Beds
and Mattresses,
The Franklin Furniture company
in competition with several big fur
niture companies throughout the
south recently received a government
contract to supply beds and mattresses
for the camp to be used in connection
with building a government road from
Kiser's store to Nantahala station.
Mr. Hunnicutt in speaking of his
successful bid stated that he is closely
connected with furnirure men who
sell him supplies at a price low enough
to enable him to compete with much
larger concerns. He says that all his
stock is l ought in the wiy and
that the public who fuks with him
is the benefit ; a., these-low
price s. . ,
Bovine T. B. .Eradication
To include June 30th Dr. Castle
berry had tested for tuberculosis' 2082
cattle in Macon county. Of this num
ber 10 were found to be infected with
tubercular germs. The .Doctor began
this work about April 1st. During
April and May " state records show
that Dr. Castleberry inspected more
cattle tha any other inspector in the
state. No duobt the June statistics
yiH show tesame 'result.''- - .
So far the test shows that a Kttl;
less than one half of one, pel cent pf
the cattle in the county ha;ve tubercu
losis. At teast two of ' the ten fffund
infected have been imported from
other counties. Therefore people -who
live in the county . and those who
come here for ttic summers may rea
sonable assune' that they are drink
ing milk entirely free from tubercu
lar germs.
Judge Willis, is an adept at enter
taining his summer guests.
County Sunday School Con
vention to be Held Next
Saturday and Sunday at
Snow Hill
Beginning at 8:00 9 'clock Saturday
night, July 18, and continuin through
Sunday, the Macon county Sunday
school convention will be held at
Snow Hill Methodist church, near
West's Mill. -
Participating in the convention
program will be Mr. R. D. Webb,
Atlanta, general superintendent Geor
gia Sunday school association, and
Mr. D. W. Sims, Raleigh, general
sttperintndent North Carolina Sunday
school association.
One fwicure o( rhe convention will
bo ti c pronation of a beautiful pen
nant to the Sunday school having in
the convention the largest number of
representatives, sixteen years of age,
and over, according to the number of
mres traveled. The contest is open
to ill Sunday schools in the county.
c ose of the sessro.i on Sunday after-,
Ar unusually large attendance of
workers from the entire county is ex
pected. All sessions of the conven
tion are open to the public, and all
who lire interested in the . advance
ment of the Sunday school, whether
they are active workers or. not, are
invited" to attend
The full convention program is as
Saturday Night, July IS
Song. ; ,
Scripture reading and prayer.
The 'challenge of Youth, R, D.
' Song.
Trained Workers, D. W. Sims.
Record of attendance.
Sunday Morning, July 19
Scripture read:rg and prayer.
How to Get People in Sunday
School and How to Keep Them There,
R. D. Webb. .
Business Period: -
-Reports of officers. '
Appointment of committees.
Record of attendance. V
Song. . ,
Better Pesults Through Cp-opera-tion,
I). W. Sims.
Offering for Support of County and
State Sunday school associations.
Dinner at the church. Everybody
come and bring a basket.
Sunday Afternoon, July 19
Scripture leading and prayer.
Song. .
Lesson, preparation, D. W. Sims.
Song. - .
Drafting adults,. R. D. Webb.
Suggestion and problem solving
Business period ; ,
Reports of committees.
Election of officers.
Place of next meeting;
Presentation of attendance pen-
nant. ".' ,
Sunday Night, July 19
Song. , ' (
Scripture reading, and prayer.
Sotrg. : ,- ' i . OH
Piloting, the Sunday Schqol D. W.
Sims. " ' v ; ,;
Key 'to a. greater Sunday Schoo,
D.. W, Sims.
. Pump Here "
The pump for the new well arrived
last Saturday. The city auhorities
are making every e ffort to have this
pump installed and placed in use at
the carlie'st possible moment.

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