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FRANKLIN, N, C, FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1926
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GREAT PREPARATIONS BEING MADE
FOR TRUETT-HcCONNELL REVIVAL
New Roof to be Placed on
Tabernacle. People Are
Asked to Throw Open
Their Homes to Visitors.
The local Baptist church has ap
pointed several committees to take
charge of the details in preparation
for the great revival to be held here
from August 6th to 15th inclusive.
Dr. George Truett and Dr. F..C
McConnell who held a revivval, at
Franklin's big tabernacle in July last
year -will again preach to thousands
-daily in August of this year. Rev. A.
J. Smith of Goldsboro, until recently
pastor of the Franklin Baptist church
has arrived to give the people of
Franklin the benefit of his experience
last year when most of the details in
meeting fell upon his shoulders.
A new roof will be placed on tne
tabernacle and the seats braced where
necessary. The tabernacle will seat
4,000 people, while accommodations
, for many others may be had under
the trees surrounding the tabernacle
within hearing of the preachers.
Franklin is now busy making pre
parations to accommodate 100,000
people who are expected to attend
this revival during the ten days ot us
continuance. Free camp sites
will be provided for those equipped
for camping. Last year many were
accommodated in this imanner and
hneo wlin have camo eauioment are
urged to bring it along this year.
People living in the immediate vicinity
of Franklin, in the town itself, and
still further out in the country are
asked to accommodate as many visi
tors as possible in their respective
homes. These visitors will not mind
paying for such accommodations.
Those who have accommodations
for visitors will please . notify Mr.
Fred Higdon or Mrs. F. Y, Cluvenus.
"We are very sorry to report that
"Mrs. W. J. Tritt is in Dr. Angel's
hospital for the treatment of blood
poison. We hope she is not serious
and will soon be home again.
Mr. andMrs. Williamson of Florida
;are guests at Pleasant Home Inn.
Mrs. John Tallant is reported yery
.sick. We wish for her a speedye
Mr. j. W. Addington and Mr. G.
R. Henson are threshing wheat this
' Mr. John Liner from Lyman, Wash.,
surprised his many friends by his re
turn after a stay of. nineteen years
in the west. He came on Saturday,
July 11, and took his father, Mr. Tom
'Liner to visit friends and relatives in
The meeting at Morrison closed
after a very successful week. Sun
day night there were five united with
the church, and the church, and the
whole community was uplifted by
'the wonderful gospel message de
livered by Rev. Fritz Rauschenburg.
The collection taken Sunday for
Rev. Rauschenburg and his home
mission and Sunday school work
amounted to forty-two dollars. We
wish him great success in his work.
The people of this section are very
much pleased with Rev. and Mrs. J.
A. Flannagan. We pray for great
.success for our new pastor.
BIG DAY AT OLIVE HILL
' Sunday" w'l "mark the culmination
of the contest between the Blues and
"Whites which has been on for the
past eight weks at Olive Hill Sunday
Sshool. A record attendance is ex
pected Sunday. The winner of the
contest will be announced at that time
and plans will begin for the enter
tainment and feast to be given the
winners by the losers.
Rev. B. C. Reavis, pastor of Frank
lin Methodist will preach. AH who
have heard Rev. Reavis preach al
ready know what is in store for them
in the way of a powerful and helpful
sermon, and those who have not
heard him should avail themselves of
this opportunity to do so..
In addition to the above and other
features, a picture of the Sunday
School will be taken. From the fore
going it can be easily seen that the
success of the occasion depends on
very member of the Sunday School
being present and ..having someone
with him. Meet us at Olive Hill on
Sunday afternoon and take a peep
at the livest Sunday School in Macon
Sunday School begins at three
Forage Crops for
By F. R FARNHAM, Dairy Specialist
'The dairy industry in Macon county
is now reaching the place, due to the
marketing probleme being solved by
the erection of the butter factory at
Franklin, where the average farmer
can now plan on increasing his pro
duction of cream. This must be ac
complished largely by planning his
farm operations, in a way that the
land will produce the proper crops to
feed his cows for the production of
butter fat. Also, there are many com
munities in Macon county where the
dairy cow 'is needed in large num
bers for the purpose of building up
worn out and crop-ridden soils, and
bringing in a cash income and estab
lishing dairy farming on a profitable
and permanent basis.
The farmers realize that dairy farm
ing on a butter fat basis is profitable
and is largely needed, but many of
them do not have cows or feed in
sufficient numbers or quantity for the
production of butter fat on a com
mercial basis, therefore, the plan
that will arrange the farm operations
this spring so that the farmer can
get in a position to sell cream on the
market by providing ample pastur
age and crops for winter feeding will
naturally be the best method to folr
low. He' should plan on arraging to
produce this coming summer at least
two tons of soy bean hay for each
cow that he is planning on keeping
next winter along with three tons of
stock beets and three tons of silage,
fifteen bushels of com and ten bush
els of oats.
With the above quantity of rough
age and grain, that is home grown
for each cow, the farmer will be in
a position this coming fall, if neces
sary, to purchase more cows, prefer
ably those that will freshen in the
months of October and November.
These cows will produce butter fat
next winter largely from home grown
feeds, and if good grade cows arc
purchased at a fair price and fed
properly, they should pay for them
selves the first year. The number of
cows kept next winter should be gov
erned largely by the amount of feed
grown, and provision should be made
to include at least one acre, or more,
of winter grazing by sowing rye next
September. This will reduce the
winter feed period from three to six
weeks and cause an increase in the
milk flow. It will also keep the cows
in a healthy condition. ,
The farmers in Macon county who
will plan now and grow the above
quantity of roughage and provide
pasturage, need have no misgivings
about producing milk at a profit year
after year, and furthermore, he is
laying the foundation for fertile soils,
a bank balance and a contented condition.
Colored Church Has Rally
A grand "rally was held at Sugar
Forks Zion Church, colored, Sunday,
July 11th. A short program Was ren
dered and some interesting talks from
Mr. Charlie Scruggs and Rev. Jen
nings. The white folks took a part
and sang a double quartette for them
which was very highly appreciated.
The girls of the Club were: Misses
Helen and Virginia Ledford, Isabel
Scruggs and Lillie Scruggs. Miss
Isabel! Scruggs received the first
prize which was three dollars in
money. Miss Helen received the
second of two dollars and gave each
of the others fifty... cents, for their
loyalty. The amount raised was
$34.45, which we will use for digging
a well on the church grounds, and on
the preachers salary. Miss Isabel
Scruggs, $18.00; Miss Helen. Ledford,
$5.16; Miss Virginia Ledford, 2.39;
Miss Lillie Scruggs, $2.10' and public
collection, $6.80, making a total of
SERVICES AT ST. AGNES
Rev. E. J. Pipes, rector. Services as
Holy Communion (except first Sun
day of month), 8:00 a. -m. -
Church school, (R. D. .Slsk, super
intendent), 10 a. m. .
Morning prayer and sermon, 11 a. m
Vespers, 5 p. m.
First Sunday of month Holy Com
munion, 11 a. m.
Holy days, 10 a. m. s .
The St. Agnes Guild meets at the
rectory the first Thursday of each
month. ; . . .
The tennis court and playground is
for the use of the whole community.
We Want vou to make this church
DR. GEO. W. TRUETT WHO WILL PREACH EACH EVENING DUR
ing the Truett-McConnell Meeting August 6-15
DR. F. C. McCONNELL WHO WILL PREACH EACH MORNING DUR
ing the Truett-McConnell Meeting August 6-15 1 ;
We must bear it in mind that the
Chamber of Commerce recently or
ganized in Franklin, is not a local
organization, but is county-wide and
every one in the county should be
benefited by it and should support it
and. bring to it such suggestions as
they think advisable. It will also
work in harmony with the various
like organizations in. making a bigger
Western North Carolina and its ef
fective work depends upon what sup
port it receives from the whole of
Macon coiintv. ,
HENRY G. ROBERTSON
SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC
On Thursday of last week the Ele
mentary department of the Methodist
Sunday School enjoyed a picnic in
front of Miss Annie Slagle's J lovely
About ten o'clock there were nearly
seventy members at the church very
anxiously awaiting the order to start.
Several car owners had their cars
along so the one truck was not over
crowded.' When the grounds were reached
the children went at once to wading
Wayah Creek. A little later, swim
mers entered the pond and that was
the main amusement of the day, al
though there were plenty of games
and story telling.
While the mothers were serving the
bountiful lunch, the pastor and good
wife were making tubs of ice-cold
lemonade which was served .to every
one as often as he cared for it during
So much dinner was left that the
ladies gave the ''children the second
feast in the church yard after the re
Judging from the way they ate,
drank and yelled, the picnic was a
howling ,'euccess. i.
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Big Auction Sale
On August 5th the Wakefield-Cobb
Auction Company of Clayton will put
on a' big auction sale in the heart of
that town when the Bell Hill Subdi
vision will be offered for sale. From
all reports property values in Clayton
are daily increasing, many auction
sales having been staged there with
in the past few weeks. Mr. Wake
field and Mr. Cobb were in Franklin
last Monday advertising the sale.
This company has the reputation of
many successful auction sales to its
credit and is anticipating another
success at Clayton on August 5th.
In page six of this issue appears the
advertisement of this sale.
MR. WOOTEN SHOWS 'EM HOW
Twenty-eight years ago Mr. J. E.
Wooten bought a farm on Route Two
near Clark's Chapel, which at that
time was considered the poorest farm
in the county. It is reported that pre
vious owners had starved out try
ing to make a living on the place.
Rabbits there were unknown. Even
the ubiquitous crow avoided the
place. Every now and then a chip
munk, becoming confused iii his di
rections got on the place -by mistake
but soon discovered his error and
proceeded to hie away to where the
eating was better;
Undaunted by the dreary prospect
Mr. Wooten proceeded to bring
brain and brawn into" cooperation
and now has an excellent farm on
which he is making a comfortable
living. On this farm is a three-acre
patch which 27 years ago yielded Mr.
Wooten a total of seven bushels of
wheat. Five years ago Mr. Wooten
reaped 45 bushels from this same
patch and this year he thrashed 93
bushels of wheat from this three-acre
tract. What is the answer? Simply
that Mr. Wooten works and uses his
head in the. improvement of his land.
His firm is not nearly so favorably
located as most farms in the county..
His many friends are wondering how
much money Mr. Wooten could make
if he owned what is . considered a
good farm. .
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Today " Macpn County Wel
comes Prominent Visitors
and Many Delegations at
Opening of Creamery..
Today is a red letter day for Frank
lin and Macon county. Today we ex
tend a welcome to delegations from
adjoining counties who have come to
Franklin to attend the formal 'open
ing of the new Creamery, a branch of
the Carolina Creamery Company.
Macon county is honored today by
the presence of Dr. A. J. Glover,
editor of Hoard's Dairyman, who will
make the principal address of the day.
Mr. F. H. Jeter, agricultural editor
at State College, Raleigh, will also
address the assembled throng.
Mayor R." D. Sisk of Franklin will
make the welcoming address to the
visitors. He will also welcome the
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ery Company of a branch creamerf
at Franklin. Mr. Curtisi Bynum of
this company will respond to the ad
dress of welcome. Tbie complete pro
gram for this occasion was published
in the Press of last wek.
The fact that a creamery has been
established at Franklin is an augury
of a bright future. Experts claim
there is no better section in the
country for dairying purposes than
Western North Carolina. For the
past three years County Agent Ar
rendale has made a valiant fight for
more dairy cattle in Macon county.
He has had many obstacles to over
come, but at last the( people are be
ginning to realize the value of the
dairy cow. Three years ago only a
negligible quantity of cream wai
shipped from this county, wow tne
dairy business here is reaching re
spectable proportions. Arrangements
have recently been made wherbjr
many thoroughbrd bulls -will be
placed in various sections of the
county. The farmers are beginning
to realize that a scrub cow is a bad
investment. The dairy industry, ia
Macon county has just fairly begun.
The future along this line is exceed
ingly bright. It is predicted that ia
five years from now dairy products
will be the principal source of income
to the farmers of Macon county.
Not only will the creamery here be
of immense benefit to Macon county
but to all adjoining counties. Dele
gations from nearby counties are here
today to discuss transportation prob
lems and the best methods of utiliz
ing Franklin's creamery for the bene
fit of the adjacent counties.
Macon county is proud of its hew
creamery and glad to welcome the
Carolina Creamery Company. The
county is particularly delighted to
welcome our distinguished visitors.
Dr. Glover and Mr. Jeter.
Farmers' Picnic Week
1 The week of August 2nd to August
7th is Farmer's Picnic Week.
The places for Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday have net,
been selected. The communities that
want these dates will please make ap
plications at once, so that announce
ment can be made in next week's
The meeting for upper Nantahala
will be held near the mouth of Wine
Spring creek on Friday, August 6th.
The meeting for Lower Nantahala
will be held near, Owenby School
House on Saturday, August 7th.
Assisstant Director of Extension,
Tames M. Gray, and Poultry Special
ist Allen G. Oliver wil be the speakers.
An effort is being made to get a lady
to speak to the women.
Arrangements. are to .be made for
appropriate games and contests.
MISS BERRY HERE
Miss HarrictM. Berry who is
credited by mary with being the
originator of th present state high
way system and who is now with the
State Department of Agriculture,
Division of Markets, spent some time
in Macon county last week and this,
working with Mr. Arrendale on ; a
system of rural credits for Macon
county. It is proposed to sell stock
in this organization to the farmers.
Tho monpv rprrivprl frrvm the eaU inf
stock is placed in the bank to be
loaned to the members of the organ
ization when needed. The plan oil
which rural credit organizations work
is very similar to the plan of the
building and loan associations. The
members get interest on their stock
and pay interest on any loan they
may receive. It would appear that
the perfection of an organization of
this kind in Macon county would be
of great benefit to the members
Rural Credit organizations arc an
thorided by the state laws. ' ,