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FRANKLIN, N. G, .THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1328
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Agent Shows Farmers They
V -Are Losing 53,000,000 An
nually and Suggests Rem-
, fidy Gray Makes Speech.
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Though the roads were in bad. con
dition due to two: days steady ' rain
about 100 rural families were rcprc
sented at the court house last Satur
day at the one-day farm school,, the
, first of its kind in the history of the
County Agent Lyles Harris was in
charge of-the school ancl in his talk
quoted figures " that' . are" astounding.
Jie showed 'the farmers of Macon
. wherer through neglect, . they, are los
ing more c than $3,000,000 each year,
The principal source of loss, accord
ing to the county-agent is' represent
ed by '83,000 f'idlevacres'ofv! land on,
which ' the farmers, are VpaytngV .each
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year in-'iaxeyarone ?jnc sum oi;$oo,;
000. ; Mr. Harris then pointed out that
these idle acresi in ; pasturage " would
support 37,000 head of cattle; o? 1 83,000
sheep and "thus' yield an income to the
farnlers of more than)one;tnjUioo.; dol
lars. 'For lack of cover crops nearly
half a million dollars worth . of ; olant
food' leaches -from ithe- 44,000 acres of
tillable lands in the county each win
ter. : Another source of loss is the
fact that, as general rule, only "one
crop" isr grown - each year4 when v the
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THE PRESS WILL SEE THAT YOUR-, MESSAGES .REACH SANTA
At ? its ( regular, monthly meetine
Nonday night' the - town -awarded.,
contract- to . the ' Virginia Well com
pany to bore" another well to augment
the water supply . of ; Franklin. The
contract-calls-for a total depth of -not
Angel Sells Bus Line
According la 8H ann6iiflcenien't niadi?
here T. ' W. Aiipl Mifak Mi
sold hi bus line to' tn' Mdefertdent
Bus ,Lme of Asheyille. . ' T trans
action' included two I fine busses ' and
the franchise from the Georgia:, line
fourteen miles south of Franklin to
rati, insects afad' animal parlslteval'
. ot" which can-beT controlled cause
further' considerable loss: -
"'.Td 'p'reVent 'this ieonomic losV o
the farmers Aof Macon, ;Mr..' - warns
iirged' the formation of an ;agricul
tural council td be composed of farm
- W$ from; all r sections " of the county
,and:ttisine8s; riten of f Franklin. This
council could met"ohce each year to
outline ' plans tor: me touowmg year.
I4r. Hams -read the - names ot tne
men he would like to have serve on
such a council. The names follow:
" ".Horse Cove Hill, Edwards ; Clear
Creek, Picklesimer, Harbison; High
lands, Marrett,' Hines ; Scaly, Burnett
'Bros.; Otto, D. P. Cabe, Chas..;Mpf
fitt; Coweta,1 H. -Southard, Mrs. Chil
dress; Skeenah,: J; Addington, ; Miller
Ledford; Pattons, Bob Patton, Oscar
Dobson; Phillips Bridge, C. Garner,
J. Thomas; Ellijay, Bill Higdon, J.
Corbin; Cullasaja," C. Henderson, J.,
Keener ; : Shookville, Wood, Rogers ;
Walnut Creek, F. E. Mashburn, J.
Hedden ; Rabbit Creek, E. Ammons,
J. Franklin, J. Ferguson; Watauga,
Bob : Brindle. -Mr.. Kerr : Iotla. L.
Ratnsev. W Moodv: Cowee. T. Dal
ton, Mr. Holbrook; West's Mill, Clyde
West. T. Rickman: Etna, J. Dean,
Far Hall; - Burningtown, Mr. Smith,
J, Parrish; Tellico, Ramsey, ' Mr.
Byrd; Franklin, J. Connelly1, C. Jones,
b. Franks, a: biagie; rrentiss,' van
Hook, Mr. ' McConnell ; Upper Nan
tahala, F.' Phillips; Lower Nantahala,
W;'-' Cochran, Mr. Roland; Rose
Creek, J. Parrish, ' J. Hughes ; Oak
Dale, C. Ray, W. Roland.
J. M. Gray, a native of Macon
county and in , charge of the county
agents of the state, then addressed
those present. He frankly stated that
the oeoole of this county and all
'I Wher counties need never expect an
appreciable reduction in taxes, oucn
being the case he urged the people
to consider every means oi mcreas
FOR W. SLOAN
Prominent and Beloved Citi
zen Passes to Reward
Died on Thanksgiving
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The Thanksgiving of the entire
Citizenship of Franklin was saddened
by the death of W. W. Sloan who
passed away at four o'clock on the
mdrning of the 29th of November.
The deceased had . just passed his six
tieth birthday at the time of his
death, having been born November
17, 1868. He professed faith in Christ
when a. young man .and joined the
Methodist church. For a number of
years r.he served on the . board of
stewards of the local Methodist
church. ; .
Many years ago he and his brother,
the late Jesse Sloan, organized the
mercantile firm of Sloan Brothers and
company. After, the' death of : his
brother the latelv deceased member
ofkth,e:'firm continued'in active charge
ot tne business until he wai .itnckcg
with . paralysis a few "montiffs ago.
He" was slowly recovering from the
first stroke of paralysis when stricken
the. second time, after which he sui
vived only two or three days."
Funeral service! were held at the
Methodist church of Franklin ..on No
vember SOth',: Kev. R. F. Mock being
in charge of , thY services. A wilder
ness of flowers - testified to the love
ind esteem irt which the. deceased-was
held. Though rain .fell continually all
r. trifH . from alTover
COmoanv i tht hih fnmiwn ' I lrvimt. .
bored W ..wit Mr tW v-.'Mm t lmt to Atlanta. The route from Ashe-
ville to Atlanta through Franklin is
paved the . entire distance and is the
boried the well near the residence of
Mr. Tf, W. Angel. ' Qf course ' if " a
sutticient flow of 'water 'is1 reached
above the 700-foot level the well, will
go no aeeper, me location ot' the
new. well' has. not been determined.
VVorlc Vi,wjIJ.Vbegui :;af tsoonas thene
cesary'nthuiejf;cia'' be brdiight to
- At the same meeting of the board
u was oecided to extend the water
mam along the Georgia road as far
as the city limits. There is a smai
pipe there nojw,. but a . larger one will
The board' also' decided to nit nff
the water and lights from all horr
and business ' bufldincrs unless the
rentals for the precedine month are
paid by the tenth of the followine
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BAPTIST WOMEN :
Will meet Thursday at the Church
for all day. prayer service, beginning
at o'clock. 'Lunch will be
served in the basement of the church
You are invited to be present.
More Work On the
Local forestry officials report that
the surfacing of the .Highlands-Dillard
road nas been completed to the state
nignway ar uuiara. More work has
also been done of the mountain near
i-statoa Falls. ', The mile of road un
der" Scaly mountain has also been
widened, and cars can now pass most
anywhere along this stretch of road.
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Merchants Have Attractive
Displays and Say That
They Have Greatest Va
riety of Christmas Goods.
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. That the citizens of Macon county,
will have no trouble in selecting their
Christmas presents is indicated by the
remarkable display of such goods in
the windows, of the various merchants
of Franklin. This year the merchants
seem to have taken special . delight "
in stocking their stores with goods
that delight and please and that are
worthwhile. For the past several days
the public has been busv doing Christ
mas shopping.-early. Most of the
fr" n town -have 4een comfortably
wuh mcse eany snoppers. This
mdtcates that the people of -Macon
are trading "at home' this Yuletido
season. On their part the merchants
are making special efforts to" please
.the public. As an cxamaple of this
policy on. the part of the merchants
Mr: Lester Henderson; manager of
the S & L 5 and 10 cent store; has
made arrangements to wrap-and 'ship ,
Christmas presents for all those who
desire him to do so. Other stores In
town are doing the same.1 Lester
states that this year he is better pre
pared for Christmas' than in -previous
shortest route, between the two cities
by fifty-seven miles.
In selling his bus line Mr. Anee
stated that he has been in the livery
eight years and that' he has never had
a, passenger injured while in his
charge. Mr. J. C, Ledbetter of Frank
lin will drive for the new owners
Last Saturday afternoon. December
ing their jncomes so tnai tax money i, iy8, little Miss Meda Peek enter-
would pe easier io gei. n.w: ;iainea several ot ner tnends at
of attaining this end' he suggested
the dairy business. He also urged
the farmers -.to grow quality produce
in large quantities so that the matter
of marketing could be more easily
birthday party at her home on Pine
Tree Hill. The Christmas colors, red
and green, were used, the reception'
nan ana uining room Deing aecorateu
in cedar, holly, and red and green
draperies. In the center of the dm-
Those present showed by their in- ing table was a- centerpiece
tense attitude1 that they were deeply
interested in all that was said. Many
. of these men had walked five miles
or' more to attend the school. Their
deep interest in the proceedings prov
ed beyond a doubt that the farmers
of Macon 'have determined to adopt
modern methods. ,
Mr T. O, Harrison was the only
one of the newly elected county com
missioners present, y .
Honor Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins
A week ago last Sunday the rela
tives met at-the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. J.; Jenkins, and spread a
feast in honor of Mr. and Mrs. W.
A. Jenkins of Sa Antonio, Texas.
' Among" - those' present were : Mr J.
B. Elmore and family, Mr. Rob Shef
o,l fniilv Mr;' B."T. Hurst and
family, !Mr. JohnRav and family, Mr. whipped cream, ake,r cocoa and mints
atwl Ilr W. A. jenKlDS, sar. anu.wcic stntn. J7 siu wcic
Mrs E. R. Rickman of, Woodrow, received
Mr and Mrs! Grady Reya of Wood-j wishing
rw, and Mr. J. W. Rickman. j Iwthuays.
Droiaered in red and green, tupon
which was a cake which held eight
tiny candles. Two large red and
green candles were on either side of
the cake. The children did not want
for games as Miss Willie Mae Led
ford had all the contests and games
planned which kept the little ones
busy every minute. Those winning
prizes were: Grace Conley, best piano
player; Frances Ashe, making the
most words out of the word "Birth
day;" Donald Wood, blowing out the
Those present were: Aubrey Care
lock Frances Ashe, Jean Moore, Grace
Conley,' RobbieGay Mock, Everett Lee,
Vivian Carelock, Lyman Higdon, Jr 4
Betty Rogers, Louise Blaine, Donald
Wood, Bobbie Hames, Mrs. Dcrald
Ashe :attdV Miss . Willie Mae Ledford
'. A delicious nut' and " fruit salad.
IN MEMORY OF
MRS. ELLEN ROPER
Mrs. Ellen Roper died . Friday
morning,. .November 30, at 3 oclock
after about ' two - weeks of hard
suffering. But now she has gone
to rest. She was loved by all who
knew her and she had ; a smile: for
every one she met. -She will be
missed by the whole community and
especially in Sunday school, for she
was always willing and ready to do
her part. She has gone from earth
to Heaven. Gone to be with Christ
above where no sorrow can enter and
all is peace and joy and love. And
if 'we hope to see her smiling face
again we must be ready when Jesus
calls. . A FRIEND.
and the little friends left
Meda many more happy
Walnut Creek Items
On ' Thursday afternoon our teach
ers, Misses Fulton and Moses, took
their pupils on a hike to the Burgin
gap. . 1 here games were played and
kodak pictures taken. My! how hap
py those youngsters were. The 4-H
club members most all planned to go
to Franaklin Saturday, but weather
conditions prevented plans from be
ing carried out.
Mr. John Hedden has been gone
south" during the past week with his
truck on a peddling trip. Who can
give an accurate estimate of the
many dollars worth of produce ex
ported out of our county by truckers
as well as that sent out over the 1.
We are having a good hunday
school each Sunday. OnQ of our
chief needs is a good singing leader.
Mrs. Jim Keener s health continues
very poor, we are sorry to report.
Misses Viola and Pearl Peek were
visiting their sister, Mrs. C. W. Mos-
Glad to report Mrs. A. A. Mash
burn has about recovered from the
spect to the departed. I of all kindsthan I thbuzhTTtolIlfcTA"
The active pall bearers were-Alex to display in the limited 'space at nrjr 1
Moorer Dr. W;;-'A.sr Rogers. Frank I. disposal," said he. He t also statedi
Murray, J. A. Porter; Charlie Hen- that he had made a special effort7 in
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aerson and jonn uius. Duying 10 get something tor each
a nc remains were mierrea in tne l person in me countv. Lester hnn
new. cemetery just west of town. that hiirastomers will come earlv. a
Besides the widow .'the 'deceased is that' he may1 have time't6"show',thenv
suivivcu vy iuui tiuiuicn. iviiss v ir-1 .. iuic . line oi Lnrisrma . pruvia
ginia, Frederick, Miss Betty and Wil-1 When asked what relation exittA t-
liam, Jr. . , ' I tween his store and his customers.
Tpsfor ,-lA. "n.. ; t C n w.
North Skeenah News naen J1S W
Iness to wrap any oackasre for mailing
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ine tarmers in this section madeluuuK"i rom nun or any other mer-
eood use of the crood weather m tenant.
George Farmer made a business trip Rattle R..l fiM.
to Asheville, the past week.
Mrs. lane banders is very sick. On December first. Mr. DMlarrf
x-r. . wuiiams visited ner 5undav. Jvioimt and Mr. Bill McConnell
Mrs. Anna' Ledford is staying at paying Mr. Qeave Stamev a visit in
jonn zanders near leuico station, ms store, . . .
They have a big boy. While trading there came a showefl
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Sanders, re-1 of rain. Mr. Stamey told Mr. McCAn-
turned from Hickory, N. C. on ajnell to put his pretty little mule ia
two-day visit. "?e casement under 'the store as 'he
Mr. Henry Sanders who was here I did not wish him to take the wsathVf.
dunne court week has returned to Alter the rain ceased Mr. DiHard
looca, Oa., the past week with Jess j Mottut iproceeded to get the muletmt
Sanders and his wife. I for one old fashioned joy ride. I
We learn that ReVi and Mrs. Mann have often heard of ridiner a mnl
aner- iney leu our section are living uui mis muie was so smau, Mr. Mot
on south Main St., Anderson, S. C. f itt was both riding and walking.
Our local teachers are taking les- Mr. Moffit was far larger than ' the
sons m opossum hunting. mule. Mr. Dillard Moffitt has been
Mr. Zeb Shone surely has plenty teasing his father about workiner 'the
of rations to eat from the number mule. Dillard himself has decided
that visited him Sunday. to purchase this mule. When riding
A number ot local citizens trom tne muie nis tcet was within two
this section went to Franklin Satur- inches of the ground.
day to the farm meeting. J AUNT SALLIE MUSHROOM,
New Forestry Maps
Last - week before the rain there
was a forest fire of Carson's creek
on the north side of Trimont moun
tain. This fire burned over 25- acres
ten of which were i(on .government
land. 'A fire in Clay county burned
over 30 acres. ' No government land
was included. This
set , in three places,
look-out saw the men
distance was too great for recognition.
There-was also a? small fire on the
Little Tennessee river wo miles . be
low town on Thanksgiving day. This
fire was on the Barnard lands on the
vr.st side of the river.
atter fire wa
leaving, but th-
The department at Washington is (Lt Week)
putting out new maps of the Nanta- Mr. Roy Rogers returned to his
hala forest. These maps will Include j homeaLjillardfGa., Ias$ Tuesday
data that has been collected by the alter spending several days with his
local forestry officials for the past cousins, Kermit and Herman Roger.
five years, such as state roads and Mrl and Mrs. McCarty, missionaries
highways and will be available to I from China, India and Japan, each
the public in the local forestry 6fficejgave an interesting talk at the Wess-
aftcr January first free of charge.
New Officers Installed
lian Methodist church last Wednesday
Mr. Jean Henderson, of Erastus. N.
C; was visiting at Mr. A. E. Shook s
The newly elected county officers home P?c day last week.
were installed Mondav. Clerk Murray Wr- '-.ra hhook and n
administering the oath of office. The mond New- 'eft last week for Atlanta.
commissioners met and had no time I -Misses Louise Henderson and Ge-
for business other than routine. neva Rogers spent the week end
visiting Miss Henderson s parents. Mr.
IOTLA SCHOOL HONOR ROLL MTS- -nas. , nenaerson, at Tine
l-irst Urade: Cecil Uuvall. Zeb Mr. and Mrs. En s TiUnn an,t
Meadows, Annie K. Uoer, Dorthy Lee I son, Vernon, of Nantahala, are visit
Morrison, lack Mason, Connie Mason, ing tnends and relatives here.
Hazel banders, Aletha banders, Ver-1 Aliss Theadocia Tilson spent the
lin Poindextcr. .. week end with Mr. and Mrs
becond orade: Lee Koy Uowns, 1 1 11 son
William R. Fonts, Virgil Meadows, Mr. Lee McClure. of Gold Mime
Troy Shields, :Hazel Duvall, Annie J was visiting in our community. Satur-
banners, zeiva K.etcnersid. laay and bunday.
1 hird orade : Annie Kay Uoer,
James Henry Mason, Gilmer Ray. :
fourth Grade: Lois Fouts, Luri-
mae hoilts; -? ; . ' The Xi-foat looV-onf tnw W,i.
Fifth Grade: Pauline Meadows, Aii- ah Bald - his hn
nie Lois Talleat. ; : iRsmver 7. R TWr,i tku
Sixth , Grade : LSlie Meadows. Lena well aiphnrct hv frnntr W.a -j
If TT r ' it o r I. "V . ' "! yv"-'"
moscs, nennan wiasoa, venw owai- is pertectly safe. Tke public, ia ia-
Look-out Tower, Completed
ford, Drue Willis.
vited to tnake use of the tower ia
'frtcKded views of the country.