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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1925.
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THE IOTLA HIGH
Eva Smith.. Assistant Editor
Books and People.
In comparing books and people we
find them very much alike. They may
be divided into two classes. The
first class includes good books and
good, people. The other . includes
bad books and bad people.
Good books are books that culti
vate the mind by their use of good
English, new ideas, good form, and
by their moral influence.. By read
ing good books people become better
acquainted with the use of good Eng
lish and in talking they will remem
ber to speak it! Good English and
good form are essentials in writing
themes. The new ideas people get
from books broadens their experi
ence. They may place themselves in
the place of character they are read
ing of. Much moral influence is
received from good books. Every
good book teaches some lesson that
will 'be helpful sometime in life. We
arc influenced in the same way by
the good jooks we read.
.. Good people are those who posses
good morals. Those that are not con
tent as they are but are working all
the time to become better in every
When people form a habit of read
ing good books, other books do not
interest them. Also.: when people
form a habit of associating with good
do not enjoy themselves while in
their company. -E-reryone shonld-de-sire
to associatae with good people
and read good books. Other people
may say they enjoy life as well, they
may, but not in the same way those
do that associate with good people
and read good books. By associat
ing with good people and reading good
books pleasure and enjoyment may
be added to' life."
Now we -may take bad books, and,
bad people. Bad books are books
that are poorly written, contain no
new ideas, no 'moral influence, and
are written in poor form. These
books may interest the ones that
haye learned to devote their time to
them, but they receive no benefit
from them. Anyone who reads good
. books can distinguish the good ones
frfcm these. Some people may think
they: are cheap, they are, and do .the
reader more harm than good on ac
count of the cheap material contain
ed in them. It is better to read one
good book than one dozen poor ones.
Bad eople are people who possess
no good morals, do not use good
English, and do 'not 'give their asso
ciates new ideas. No one should as
sociate with these kind of people,
they have no habits worthy of imi
tation. Instead of cultivating their
associate's' minds they present the
People are judged by their asso
ciates as much as anything else! And
in the same way they are judged by
the books they read. ,
v Everyone should desire to be able
' to say they read the best books and
associate with the best people.
E. V. S. '26.
Sylva v. IotU.
r The. girls" basketball' team of Iotla
high school defeated the team of
Sylva high school Friday night by
score of 14-28.
The first half was played on the
two-divisions court. At the end of
that half the score stood 9-10, Iotla's
favor. The last half was played oij
the three-division court, which is the
Iotla girls' regular method of play
ing. At the end of this' half the score
stood 28-14, Iotla's favor, ,
After the game the' Sylva girls
served a very delicious supper and en
tertained the Iotla girls through the ;
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The Iotla team expects to pray the
Sylva teaman the Iotla's court soon.
Mr. Wright (in history class)
"Thclma, what is a 'prarie schoon-l
Thclma "I don't know, but. it is
some kind of a wild animal that lives
on a prairie." ' , .
. Arvil "Glenn, how is. Marcus like
a donkey?" "
. Glenn "I don't know,. Why?"
. Arvil "Because he is hard to 'start
nd stop." ; . i' V .
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Red Cross Campaign Results
in Increased Membership
Following are the names of those
who joined the Red Cross in the re
cent campaign. This campaign re
sulted in $148.0O-$40,more than last
year: ; ; , .
Mrs. J". W. Ordway, T. W. Porter.
Mr Moss, Robert Patton, Jos. Ash
ear, Rev.E. J. Pipes,, Dr. W. E. Furr
J. H. Stockton S. D., Bishop, Rev. J.
Q. Wallace, Mrs. Tom Slagle, Mrs.
Carl Slagle, Fred Slagle, W. E. Lip
pard, T. H. Gullian, W. B. McGuire
.Lena Waldrop, Dr. W. A. Rogers
J. V. Arrendale, Fred Cabe, Mrs. C
J. Justice, y. V. Hooper, Jno. Kins
ley, Hugh Leach, Miss Margaret
Smith, Mrs. Ainsworth, Mrs. Gordon
Moore, Miss Margaret Davis, Minnie
Wehunt, Marie Stemper, Harold Ba
tey, Miss Margaret ' Rogers, Mr
West, Iotla; Erwin Eastern, John An
gel, Mr. Easton, Claude Calloway, J
E. Hood, Judge Autrey, J. Wasilik.
Jr., Mrs. Harris, Mr. Hunnicutt, Mr.;
Hudson, Dr. Angel, Alfred Higdon 1
Russel Cabe, Jimmie Hauser, S. P.
Babson, J. S. Porter Mr. Galloway
J. D. Conley, Jess Conley, Mr. Cun
ningham, Mr. Horn, Sam Franks. E
L, Allen, C. Peake E. W. Long, John
Thomas, Miss Elizabeth Weaver
Miss Daisy Cowherd, Miss Pauline
Whitlow, Mri Zaehary, Jim Mann
Major Harris, F. J. Smith, Mr, Cof
fey, L. J. Maney,' Miss Grace Bar
nard, C. W. Hames, Dr, Castleberry
Jack Stribling, S. R. . Joines, Tate
Wilson, J. S. Miller, Wayne Jacobs
Edwin Bleckley, Miss Peggy McNeal
R. W. Shields, Will Sheppard, W. R.
Carpenter, Reid Cabe, Gus Leach
Miss Caroline. Mosley, Miss Terrel
Bolton, Mrs. Earl Hurst, W. W.
Sloan, Arthur Orr, W. R. McCrack
en, Virginia Stewart, Mrs. B. Hen
derson, 'Will Higdon, Emory Hunni
cutt, Mrs. R.. T. Culbertson, J. R.
Pendergrass, Norman Barnard, Jr.
W. W. Alman, Elmer Johnson, Hor
ace Hurst, D. D. Rice, W. G. Hall
Rass Penland, A. B. Slagle, John
Smith, Mrs. Frank Murray, Chas.
Ramsay, Henry West. Miss May
Hunnicut, Miss Sally Mae Myers
Miss Helen Burch, G. A. Mashburn
M. D. Sellings, Charles Ingram
Dean Sisk, Mrs. A. W. Mangum, Mrs
M. Noble, Mr. H. Essig, Dr. Lyle
Miss Lilly Rankin, T. W. Kiser, Lee
Leach, M, AsheavJ, W. Street, Mrs
T. S.'Kanady, Mrs. Jim Palmer, A. L.
Epps. Henry Cabe, Charles Morgan
W. B. Furgesoiv, R. E.-, Patillo, Miss
Stella Stalcup, H. Callaway, E. B.
Dellunt, S. H. Lyle, Prof A. L. Branv
lett, Miss Annie Phipps, Miss Mattie
Angel,. S. C. Beckley, Marshall Cun
ningham, Crawford Poindexter, Mrs
Frank Murray, C, L. Gormen, B. M.
Angel, Mr. Cooper. '....;
Louisia Chapel Notes
' Rev. j 0. Fry. pastor.
There was an Epworth League for
young people started Saturday night
November 21, J925 with twenty young
people present. Miss Gwendoline
Green was elected president. AH the
young people of the church are in
vited - to meet with us at the next
meeting which will be on Saturday
night before the second Sunday in
- The Brotherhood will meet on the.
second Sunday at 3 o'clock in the at
ternoon. All the men are invited to
The Ladies' Aid will meet on
Thursday before the second Sunday
at the church at 3 o'clock in the
afternoon. All the ladies please be
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News From Flats.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Owen-
ley, a 10 1-2 pound! boy on the 21st
J. Frank Wilson and J. C. Morgan
accompanied by Miss Vonnie Mason
ma(le a flying trip to Franklin last
maae a Hying trip
iweek. , '..'.,
Mr. J. t. Deweese caught ah old
prehistoric racoon on the torn mst
Mr. W. E. Welch, teacher the
I Owenly school, was on the streets
today.'' Mr. Welch has many friends
in Flats. '
Prof. M. A. Love, principal l?t Ot-
ter creek' school was on the streets
today.' 1 ' ,
I Mr.'"' A L Shields was siting
I friends in Flats the past wceW.
Mr. Jud Smith and his , sifter of
j'Tellico passed through Flats 1 today
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WORK STARTS ON
Convicts Move Camp From
Iotla to Foot of Nanta
halas West of Franklin
Camp Begun Monday.
The convicts who have becn used
on the Bryson City road for the past,
several months were moved last Sat
urday to a camp site near the home
of Mr. Ed Cruse on thte upper Car
toogechaye. They started work on
the camp buildings Monday. When
the camp is completed work will be
gin on Highway No. 28 at the foot of
the Nantahalas and continue through
Wallace gap and on towards Hayes
vi'le. This road is now graded from
Franklin to a point about 12 miles
west. It is also graded toward High
lands for seven milesr
The highway from Franklin to
Hayesville when completed will be
one of the most scenic routes in the
south. It will also open up a coun
try rich in natural resources a coun
try so far only lightly touched by the
hand of man.
The entire county and particularly
the citizens of Cartoogcchaye, are
delighted that work on the Nanta
halas is soon to begin. No more
beautiful valley than that of the Car
toogechaye can be found in Western
North Carolina. In this valley live
some of Macon's best citizens. There
are many ideal sites for dams along
this stream, and many thousands of
acres are available for development
purposes When Highway 28 is
graded through Macon we may ex
pect the c6Untry toward' Hayesville
and also-toward Highlands to devel
It is not known' just when work
on this highway toward Highlands
will start. It is understood that the
county commissioners have had funds
available for this purpose for some
time. The matter now seems to be
resting in the hands of the District
Mr. Robert Houston of Cashier
was visiting ' fjiends and relatives in
this section Friday. -
Mrs. Sam Calloway is on the sick
list. We wish her-a speedy recovery.
Mr. Velmcr Calloway of Norton
N. C, spent the week-end with rela
Mr. Rochester and family of Wal
halkv, S. C, have recently moved into
this section. We are glad to wel
come them into bur community.
Mr. George Chastain of Washing
ton.. D. C, spent Thursday with his
sister, Mrs. Lyman Zachary.
Miss Pearl Wright has gone to
Asheville to spend the winter with
Miss Villa Corbin spent last week
end with her cousins near Glenville.
Miss Pearl Calloway is leaving the
last of next week for Laurens, S. G.
where she expects to spend several
cavs with her brother, J. P. Calloway
Mr. Claude Calloway made a flying
trip to Pine Creek Sunday returning
Sunday afternoon with a "black
eyed beauty." Looks suspicious, does
North Skeenah. News
People in this section are enjoying
these cold days for hog killing and
fall planting. .
Mr. Winner Hasting was so indus
trious he gof out1 too! early from hav
ing the mumps and has taken a back
set. ' '
Mr. Z. V. Shope was lucky in his
fox chase. He chased it in a hole in
the mountain and in smoking it out
got two coons and the fox.
Mr. E. B. Dehart was lucky in land
ing ,a job at the Franklin postoffice.
Wish-him much success. '
Mr. Lige Dehart was taken ill at
the Black Woods Lumber Company
in Jackson county and came home
he is improving fast.
, Mr. Ed, Harrison of Cartodgechaye
was visiting Miss Clara Shope Sun
day... V. '"'.'.
Mr. Vester Stockton has moved in
to his new home.
Mr. Oscar , Ledford purchased the
Vester Stockton farm and moved in
the past week.
Mr. J. L. Sanders had Dr. Rodgers
Saturday for his children, who were
very ill. They are improving, fast. .
. Several of the boys of this sectipp
arc still with 'Mr. Wilson on the road
Cleveland County Builds
Community Light Lines
Raleigh, N. C, Nov. Darkness and
dreariness are being removed from
the rural homes of Cleveland county
through the, building of community
light lines. Over IS communities have
already put in the lines and four
others are interested in the move
ment, reports County Agent. R. E
"This movement was begun early
in 1924," says Mr. LaLwrence. "At
that time, we decided at a meeting of
our County Board of Agriculture
that Cleveland county needed electric
lights and power in the. rural homef
and planned that we would encour
age the movement if crops were good
that year. Crops were good and we
went to work. A number ot meetings
were held to give encouragement tc
the movement and as a result of
several months of work, there were
fifteen communities which put in .the
lines that fall and winter. We expect
to add four more communities to
this inumber this fall and winter and
when three more communities are
added we will have a main liglit line
tjoing into each section cf the coun
ty. Then all we will have to do to
completely electrify the. county, is to
Luild short branch lines from these
Mr. Lawrence states that all of the
leading citizens of the county are in
terested in the project and that the
good farmers have found that it pays
to use the surplus crop profits in
building a better rural section. Ninety
miles of lines were built during the
campaign. There are 483 homes
lighted by electricity and some of
the lines are furnishing power to run
machinery. The power is furnished
by some of the manufacturing plants
in the county and by the local serv
The cost of establishing" the lines,
states Mr. Lawrence, was from $9C
to $200 per home according to the
number of homes receiving the serv
ice. Each community formed ; a
stock company with each man taking
his pro rata share of the expenses.
The community companies are oper
ated on a non-profit basis and farm
ers are using the power to light
homes, pump water, churn, separate
milk and do the ironing.
West's Mill News
Mrs. Terrell Bryson has returned
to Wests's Mill 'after a few weeks
visit .with her sisters, Mrs. Everett
B', Rickman and Mrs. Grady Reyno
of Canton. N. C. .
Mr. A. II. Weaver of Asheville,
made a business call at this place on
Monday of this week.
M rSj L. Craig Stepp and small son
of Aquone, N. C, were visiting rela
tives at Otto last Sunday.
Mr, and Mrs. Clyde N. 'West visit
ed relatives at Otto last Sunday.
Mr. Grady Owen of Asheville, spent
last week-end in Wests Mill.
Mr. Ora E. Matlock, who holds a
responsible position in Atlanta, spent
last week here with his parents, Mr
and: Mrs. J. B. Matlock.
Mr. Lyle J, Bryson arrived in
West's Mill some days ago from
Darrington. Wash., where he has
been for the last four years.
Dr. J. Lyle West has returned to
his home here -after spending a few
months in Atlanta.
Miss Fannie Holbrooks has gone
to Whittier ,N. C, to visit her sister,
Mrs. Candler Childers.
Mr. Jay Matlock, who is attending
school at Sylva, spent the week-end
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Matlock at this place.
Mrs, Laura Dean of Etna, spent
Friday of last week with Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Morrison.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Patto and Mr.
Paul Patto and wife of Franklin, were
visiting relatives here last Sunday.
Mr. John J. Matlock returned to
Norfolk, Va., last Sunday, after
spending a few days with his parents
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Matlock.
Mr. Alex Elmore, who is a student
at the Sylva Collegiate Institute,
spent last week-end with homefolks,
Mr. Carl Dalton, who is working
on Nantahala, was here last -weekend.
Fire Wardens do Good Work
Last Sunday a'fterrioon a, small
child playing with matches in the
woods near its home started a forest
fire near Dills' Knob The smoke
soon attracted the attention of Dep
uty Wardens Dave McCoy and D. M.
Rogers. Each gathered a consider
able number of men and proceeded
to the fire which was gottcni under
control by dark after having burned
over about 50 acres. . . ;
FOR WINTER EGGS
Raleigh, N. C., The power to lay,
protection by a good poultry house,
and proper feed and care are the four
cardinal points to assure winter pro
duction of eggs according to Dr. B.
F. Kaupp, head of the poultry depart
ment at State College and a practical
poultry grower of many years expe
"The house needs to be clean, well
ventilated, with a dry floor and a
tight roof", says pr. Kaupp. "If the
house is out on a good range so much
the better, as the birds can then get
some green feed. We have furnished
thousands of plans for such houses
and any grower may obtain them free
of charge. ,
"The next thing to consider, is the
power to lay. The average unselected
farm hen will lay but 72 eggs per
year. By selecting the best layers
from the flocks and the most vigorous
cockerels from these hens, the flock
can easily be brought up to an aver
age of ISO eggs per hen per year.
"But no matter how well the breed
ing has been done, if the young pul
lets are not fed by keeping plenty of
m.'tab before them at all tiir.es an.
a gcod scratch feed each morning
and evening they cannot lay. Winter ;
eggs generally come from the pullets
grown during the past season, be
cause the old hens have molted and
then gone through the rest season.
The pellets, therefore, must be fed
and when feed is doled out, they get
only about enough for body needs '
and nne with which to produce
' Dr. Kaupp states that speed in egg
production, depends directly on the
amount of the orooer kind of mash
the bird takes'in each day. Corn alone
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will not make eggs. ur. jvaupp, rec
ommends a grain mixture composed
oLcorn! wheat and oats, feeding one
Dint, to each 12 hens, in litter, in the
morning and the? afternoon.
The two weeks revival at Liberty
Baptist church came to a close Sun
day. It was one of the greatest
meetings we have had here in some
time. There were forty baptized
Sunday morning and quite a number
professed that dfd not join. The pas
tor, Rev. Young, assisted by Rev.
Potis did all they could for this
community leading souls to Christ.
Messrs. Arthur Shephard and The
odore Dalton left Monday for East
laporte, where they pjan to work
Mr. loni uioson visited his brother.
Mr. Thedford T. Hurst left a few
days past for Florida."?
We arc glad to say Mrs. Joe Shep
hard, who has been on the sick list
for a while is improving.
Messrs. Arthur and Floyd Corden
of Sylva, visited their mother, Mrs.
N. A. Corden, the week-end.
Misses Gay Bennett, Fannie Hol
brooks, Alma Robye; Messrs. Tom
Rickman, Norton Holbrooks, Lyle"
Bryson, spent Sunday with Miss,
Delia Lou Dalton.
Mrs. Alice Rickman and daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Will Rickman of West
Mills, spent Saturday night with Mrs
Rickman's daughter, Mrs. Omer El
GOVERNOR REFUSES TO
PARDON JERRY DALTON
Arle'gh, Nov. 20.- The daraing ca
reer of Jerry Dalton, young moun
tain murderer, around which many'
people. wove ascertain romantiq
glamor when, the case was before the
statae, must remain during the next
three years what it becanie nearly two.
years ago, when his sentence of elec
trocution was commute 1 the dull,
monotonous life of an in nate of the
state prison. ?
"The governor of No'.h Carolina,
has no intention ,of ijU.rferring in .
this case. He feels that when a man
who has been convicted . and sen
tenced on a capital offense has had
his sentence commuted, enough has
been done for him." ' ' .
That is the opinion of H. Hoyle
Sink, paction commissioner, has given
those who repeatedly in recent weeks
have petitioned the' governor to pa
role young Dalton. Charlotte Ob
New Ice Machine
Mr, Paul Newman has purchased
a new ice machine with a capacity ot
12 tons per ; day. This machine will ,
be installed and ready for use before
the hot weather next spring. In the
meantime Mr. Newman will begin '
making ice aain with his old ma
chine when power is available, '