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FRANKLIN, N. G, THURSDAY, DECEMBER
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Macon County's Miaster Farmer
Receives Handsome Gold Medal
MASTER FARMER. MEDAL PRESENTED TO C. W..TEAGUE
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Teague
Journey to Raleigh and
Attend Big Banquet at
Which Governor and Oth
er Prominent Men Speak.
Down from the coves of the Co wee
mountains some few years ago came
a , man who was destined to bring
great honors to his county along agri
cultural lines. Quietly and without
ostentation came he and his good wife
and quietly they have lived and
prospered1 on their farm at Prentiss
four miles sonlh of Franklin. Some
claimed that even the rabbits 'shunned
the farm where C. W. Teague and
Mrs. Teague located. Tie bottom, land
was streaked with gullies made by
the overflow of the Little Tennessee
and the county agent has learned that
two red-headed women could not even
raise a row on the upland. Hut
Charlie Teague now raises most every
thing that will grow in this section
and for the past several years has
averaged more than $2,500 per year on
that farm over and above the cost
of clothing and food for his family.
True he has worked ' hard, but his
success is due primarily, according to
those who know; to the intelligence
he has used in the operation of his
farm. The story of this master farm
er was published in The Press some
time ago and most of the readers of
this, paper arc familiar with the re
markable details of Tcague's. upward
climb. Consequently it is not here
necessary to go again into whys and
wherefores of his success. It is suf
ficient Jo .say, that. on his '. record, as
a farmer, as a church member, as a
forward looking man of the commun
ity he was chosen as one of the 24
master farmers of the state.
On last Friday night at Raleigh,
in the presence of his wife and many
prominent men of the state and na
tion, Charlie Teague was the recipient
of a gold medal as emblematic of
his great success as ,a fanner. A
picture of the medal appears in this
issue of The Press. The presenta
tion was, Inade at a big banquet where
the following program was carried
out : ,
6:30 Song, "America," led by John
A Park, publisher Raleigh Thp.es.
6:35 Invocation, by Rev. R. T.
yann, D. 1)., .Raleigh;.
6 O-Supper With These . Incidental
Features: . . '
(1) Introduction Master "Farmers,
(2) Introduction o Wives of Master
Farmers, by Mrs. N. Hutt, Editor
Woman's Dcpartmcrf, The Progressive
Farmer, Southern Pines.
(3) Hambonc's Observations1 on The
Master Farmer Mot TientHy Sher-
Another Prominent Citizen
Passes Was Active in
Church and Community
Affairs A Native of Ma
con County With Hun
dreds of Friends.
Humphrey Elijah Childers, 53 years,
six months and 24 days of age, died
at a local hospital at 11:15, December
15th after being ill for some time.
The deceased was born in Macon
county and for the past eight years
had lived on Coweta where,Che was
a deacon in the Coweta Ba'p'tjist church
and SupcrinteiuleVif ' of the' Sunday
school there. He was the father of
ten children nine of whom are living.
The death of this good man and
prominent citizen, while not unexpect
ed, came as a distinct shock to the
entire county and, especially, to his
hundreds of close personal friends.
The remains were interred at Cow
eta Baptist church on the afternoon
of the day following his death with
Revs. J. A. Flanagan and George
Clocr officiating. He was buried with
honors by the Junior Order of which
he was a faithful member, living in
accordance with its teachings.
In addition to his widow the de
ceased is survived by the following
named children: Herman, of Frank
lin;. Lester, of Hopewell, Va.; Mrs.
Annie Crawford, Franklin; Mrs. Iva
lee Bryson, Sylva, and Henry, Fred,
Nita, Elmer and Esta Mae, all of
Nuggets From Georgia -
buys a nice handkerchief and his
wife likes it she will take it away
from him and make her a dress. '
We notice where Xev. York wives
arc flocking to a c-' .king school.
They ought to have le.i tied this be
fore they married and -. ft home. A
girl who does not know how to cook
a pot of chicking and. dumplings
makes a very . poor person to take
charge of a home.
Last week, while making up the
forms, it was so dark that when a
lot of type dropped out we just let
them go. It made- us thing of' -the
dark time which came in Texas while
a party in Dahlonega was in that
state once. He said he vent fishing
one dark morning, caught j several of
the finny tribe, and when the fog
rose found that he was a mile and
a half from the creek.
We once clerked in a store a while
wfcen a lad for T. H. Kilgo. Then
ftl Uncle Goodman Hughes. After
viA set in to work for Capt.
J W. Woodward in his printing of
t and when he went! away on Sat
I liays he would. haveus take 'Charge
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