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Ctita Game .Refuge -
17 Peaks Over S.CZ'J
Ideal Dairy County
Cheap Electric Power
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Precious and Serai -Mica,
Abundance Good Lai or
Pure, Clear Water
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1929
ROAD LAU ILL
A Bill To Be Entitled, An
, Act Amendatory Of the
Road Laws Of Macon
' County. ;
f The General Assembly of
North Carolina do enact ;.-'
That chapter 36 of the Public Lo
cal Laws of North Carolina, Session
of 1925, entitled. "An Act Relating
to the . Roads of Macon County,"
be arid the same is hereby amended
so as to hereafter read as follows : ,
Section 1. The board of commis
sioners for the-, county of Macon and
the county road, supervisor of said
county, as hereinafter provided for,
shall have full power' and authority
over all the roads and bridges of
Macon county not under the jurisdic
tion and control of the State High
Avay Commission and not lying with
in the corporate lim.it as of , the
town of Franklin. The said board
of commissioners and county road
'supcrvisof shall be invested and
charged with the separate rights, powers-
and duties hereinafter defined;
' and acting within their respective
limits, and charged with their respec
tive obligations, as ' hereinafter set
forth, shall have full power and au
thority to build, construct and main
tain all the roads and bridges within
said county of Macon under; the
jurisdiction arid control of the. state
highway . commission and not lying
within the corporate limits of the
town" of Franklin, and to enter' into
and perforrh' any' contract or con
tacts .virh.,.,the state, highway com-
for the said county of Macon.
Sec. 2. That1 C W. Teague be, and
nc is iicreuy appuimcu , wiuiu.y n-cm
supervisor of Macon county, his term
'of office to begin on the first ' day
of-MarclC i'929. rThtf compensation
of said county road supervisor shall
be at the rate of two hundred ($200.00)
dollars per . month "and his traveling
expenses, and he shall be required
.to devote his entire time, or so much
.thereof as may be necessary, f to 'the
suoervision and direction of all the
troad and bridge wofk in said county
not pndcr the supervision oi xne siaic
highway commission and not lyin'
within the corporate limits of the
town of Franklin. The said county
road supervisor shall not, however,
be required to devote all his. time to
said work if in his judgment it shall
not be necessary to do so; and he
shall make a report to the board of
commissioners ' at their regular meet
ing on the first Monday of each
month of the time actually spent , by
him in directing and supervising, the
road work of the county during the
preceding month, and he shall be paid
such proportion of his salary of two
nundred ($200.00) dollars, as the time
actually spent by him in such road
work bears to the total, number ot
working days in said month, plus his
traveling expenses. .
, Sec. 3. That in ease it is deemed
advisable to, do so, the board of
commissioners mav, at any time after
the ratification of this cat, cause,. to
be made a general survey and map
of all existing county roads in
county, and the board of commission
ers is hereby given , full authority
to abandon anv existing countv . nnrls
or to convert the same into cartways.
The said board of rommissioners is
also vested with full authority, by
and with the advice of the countv
road supervisor, to change' or relocate
any " existing roads or sdd - anv now
roads, ' to so ' arrange and develop the
road system of Macon county to n'-1;-:
it coordinate with the state highway
system, and likewise to'make vt serve
in the most practicable manner the
several community centers formed by
the consolidation of the public school j
districts in the said county. To thij
end the countv road supervisor is t
authorized to obtain from the state
highway commission, upon such terms
as may be agreed upon, engineerint;
Service, ndvice and assistance.
Sec. 4. The board Of commissioners
shall, on or before the first Monday
of July, 1929, and annually thereafter,
prepare a budget coverinor the esti
mated 'cqst of carrying out the- pro
visions of this act for the ensuing
twelve months, and shall cause to
be levied upon all the taxable pror.er-ty-
v.of. Macon, county a sufficient
ax to provide for the amount covered
in said budget, said tax. however, riot
to exceedvthe sum of thirty cents on
'he, , one . Jiundred . dollars valuation
Tf is intended that the' tax authorized
bv thi - section , shall ; be r for fth5p!--pose
of providing for the mlintf-inre
and .rtecssary rnnstn'tion ad re
construction of the roads md briffcW
of Macon countv and shall be in al
rlitidn to and not in substitution for
Cttiy , t-v'-' h'viod ;to ;'T)rovide ' for
-. (Continued on' page eight)
Macon Solon Seeks To
Replace School Head
1 By Claude S. Ramsey
r.:.lcirh, March 16. In an effort to
"tliminatc politics" from the Macon
county school system, ' Representative
J.- A. Porter, of Franklin, has suc
ceeded in having a new board of
'education for , Macon county recom
mended in, the omnibus bill.
This bill will be introduced in the
lower house about Monday, it was
stated..- It includes the names of
all school boards for the 100 counties
in the state. .
Representative Porter, who is a
member of the sub-committee to draft
the omnibus bill, announced Satur
day that the following five men will
compose the new Macon board of
education: ' '
Dr. S. H. Lyle, of Franklin, chair
man; Lawrence Ramsey, of Franklin
township,. H. D. Dean, of Cowce, Dr.
Furman Angel, of Franklin, and Alex
Moore of Franklin..
Dr. Lyle and Mr. Moore arc at
present ' members of the board. C.
W. Dowdle, also a member, whose
term is expiring, was, recommended
in the Democratic primary last sum
mer for re-election. But Mr. Por
ter is supplanting him with another
man, and adding two additional names
to the list. The new members are
Dr. Angel, Mr. Dean, and . Mr. Ram
sev. j ,
The selection of a new .board, it was
learned here, will result' in. a general
shake-up of the Macon county school
system, M. D. Billings, county super
intendent, is ! slated to be replaced,
it was understood.
Mr. Billimrs. - who has served as
county superintendent in Macon' for
the past 20 years, is rated in educa
tional circles as one of the most coirf
petent' and efficient superintendents
,1. - 4. T
f prouIilscelouppraTfrri m irn
with another man was credited with
causing Porter's defeat at the hands
of a Republican in his race for the
legislature two years ago. AsheviUe
Times. . ., - . .. .
v Forest Service News
. The members of the local forest
service organization have gotten a
habit lately of having a forest service
party on each Saturday evening, go
in rr on the old adatre that "All work
and no play makes Jack, a dull boy."
The ball was started . rolling- three
Saturday evenings ago by Mr., ami
Mrs. John Byrne with a bridge party.
The primary object , of this party was
to acquaint forest service, folk with
two new members, Ranger and Mrs.
Wm: R. Paddock, , who have recently
come to this forest from the Shenan
doah Forest' in Virginia.
The " following Saturday evening
Supervisor and Mrs. A. A. Wood
gave a dinner party and bridge after
ward. About twenty members of .thi
organization were recipients of Mr.
and Mrs. Wood's hospitality, and in
cluded Ranger, and' Mrs. R. C. Nichol
son of Clayton, Ga. The new mem
bers present at this party were Mr.
Harry True, examiner of surveys,
transferred to , this forest from the
Monogahela Forest in West Virginia,
and his two assistants, Messrs. Roane
Bradley, trausitman from the Alle
gheny - Forest in Pennsylvania, and
Lewis H. Mielke, rodman, also from
the Monongahela. . .
The third forest service party was
given last Saturday evening by Rang
er and Mrs. Z. .B. Byrd. About
twenty-four members of the organiza
tion were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Byrd. Mrs. Harry True, who joined
her husband in Franklin Saturday
afternoon,. was initiated into the "fold
at this time. At a late hour a de
licious, sweet course with coffee was
served. Mrs. Byrd was assisted in
entertaining by Mrs. 'W. R. Paddock
and Mrs. John Byrne.
Other members recently added to
the acouisition department of the
Nantahala forest are Mr. James Den
man, examiner of surveys, who conic,
to this forest froin the Cherokee
Forest in Tennessee, and his two
assistants, Messrs. Jcss Sessions,
.transitmnn, and Fletchpr Honn.r, rod
man, alo from the. Cherokee.
Mr IVnnwn ii'i! Inrntnd on this
forest about fifteen yars a to ' 'ndr
his m-ny friends in Tjr;i'Kun who
knew him thn ?-e wel-ominu' him
back again. Mr. Roane BradlJy v?s
also stationed on the Nantahala until
lin friends were jusjt as ghd to wel- j
come Koane home again as nr wa-.
to return to Franklin and the Nanta
AP Changes Managers
; Mr T. C. McGee,. recently ' f Ashe
vitlei is now manager 'of the local
A&P store, succeeding in this position
Mr! .Ralph Ensley.: Mr. Ensley states
that he will either locate permanent
ly in Franklin or Wa'nesville. Mrs.
McCree is exfccted to. join her hus
band here "about April first. , r
Mt. Vernon Memorial Park
way To Be Thoroughly
Modern On 200-Foot
(By E. E. Duffy)
The newest contribution to the
growing exhibit of superhighways and
parkway is the Mt. Vernon Memorial
Highway, which properly belongs in
the latter class, soon 'to be buiit
between-Washington and Mt. Vernon,
Va. . -
Chief among the requisities, of such
a parkyay in the modern sense, is an
adequate right-of-way. The Memorial
Highway will be placed oil, a strip
of land 200 feet wide. At first, a
40-foot pavement will be constructed,
with additional hard surfacing to be
laid later when traffic demands it.
The roadway will be more than 15
Grade intersections with railways
and all other heavily .traveled roads
will be entirely avoided by means of
over-passes and under-passes. Fur
ther insurance against accidents will
be given by the establishment of
well-kept dirt shoulders extending ten
feet on either side of the pavement.
Another modern note will be struck
in the construction of seven or eight
ornamental bridges. These are to be
built to a width of 60 feet which
will preclude traffic jams and ac
cidents common to narrow structures.
1932 in time' to be dedicated at the
celebration of the two hundredth an
niversary of the birth of. George
Washington. Work of preparing the
roadbed has. already started. ,
Landscaping will progress along with
the'ronstrdction work, so that shortly
the builders will have achieved their
purpose of making the Memorial
Highway one ' of the most beautiful
in the world. Neat parking places
will be provided between the highway
and the Potomac river.
The Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway
will be the result of fifty vears of
planning. Linking together Washing
ton," Alexandria, Washington's "home
town," and Mt. Vernon, it will, serve
as an admirable monument to the
First President. Tn'terest in this his
toric corner of Virginia has been in
creasing extensively each year, along
with the growth in touring.
Great Markets Now Near .
To Southern Growers
Of Fruits and Greens
Atlanta, (ia., March 18. Owing to
climatic and soil conditions and mark
et advantages, the' opportunities for
the profitable production of fruits
and vegetables in the South are un-.
excelled by those in ' any other part
of the United States.
The leading article in the latest is
sue of the Southern Field; " published
by the Dev elopment Service of South
ern Railway system, deals with the
unsurpassed .market opportunity for
southern growers of fruits and Vege
tables, clue to' the rapidly increasing
industrial population of the South
and to proximity, with quick and ef
ficient railroad service, to the eager
markets of the most densely populated
region in the United States .along the
Atlantic Coast from the Potomac
River to Portland, Maine. .
Other articles in this issue of The
Field tell ,of the special opportunities
in territory served by Southern Rail
way system lines for the production
of. different kinds of horticiultural
products, including tree fruits of all
kinds," berries, grapes, drug plants,
Irish potatoes, sweet -potatoes, turnips
and various kinds of nuts. .--Figures
are given showing the actual profits
that have been made by growers in
many parts of the South.
In every state served by Southern
Railway system there are fruit and
vegetable growers who are making
handsome profits every year and with
the great and growing market de
mand, there is unquestionably an op
portunity for large increases in the
production of a wide variety of horti
Southern Railway system horticul
turists will be glad to give advice
to anyone in the territory who may
be interested in. the , growing of any
kinds of fruits and' vegctaDles.
Return From Florida,
Misses Blanch and. Mary..-' Willis
Have returned from Florida.' Their
parents, Judge "and 'Mrs. J. "B. Willis,
are spending a few:, days' tn AtTanta
with fheif grandson John WHlis' Tox.
New Homes and
Raleigh, March 14. One of the vis
ible effects of following a good ro
tation of crops is the .building of new
homes and barns sincc -such roations
have been put into effect.
"The success of sound crop rota
tions is shown not only in bigger
yields per acre and high net income
from the farm but also in the general
appearance of the farm as well," says
E. C, Blair, extension agronomist at
State College. "Such farms look
neater and are better cultivated. Dur
ing the past several years, we have
placed demonstrations with farmers
in most .of the counties w here coun
ty agents are at work. . In these
demonstrations, we have applied the
principles of soil improvement with
legumes, fertilizers, manures and lime
stone to the whole farm in a prac
tical: way. Thirty-three of these dem
onstrations have been running long
enough to get the rotation weil
established. On these 33 farms, 61
per cent of the cultivated land grew
some sort of legume in 1928. The
average for North Carolina is onlv
H per cent of the cultivated land."
Mr. Blair says that a farmer can
not afford to suspend other farm pro
jects to improve his soil. ' Therefore
the rotations advocated allow an in
come, either in the form of a monev
crop or feed crop, from each culti
vated acre each year. ' Meanwhile,
jegume crons for turning under are
inter-planted with the income-producing
crop; or else grown , at a. differ
ent season of the year.
On one farm, a . twelve-acre field
made 83' bushels of corn in 1924.
This same field, after having ,a crop
hmhrte' W" in" " r. -n. .jj..M.ll'-t';, t;.'C
-at rrrirm"i t rn i 77 ,
bushels of corn in 1925 and ' nuclt-
s.aixt i iiLi v i. mi i ' fill imn- i-i i .
els in' 1928 as a; result of a- crop ro
tation with legumes.
On farms where these rotations are
followed, a" surplus of feed, is produced
after two or three years and the
amount of livestock is then increased.
Messrs. James , Moody, Robt. Ram
sey and. J. L.',Smith made a business
trip to Franklin Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Morgan who
have been at Biltmorc for the past
five months, are in this section now.
Air. and Mrs. Everett Cook have
moved to the Hurst place near Sul
phur Springs. . . '
Rev. and Mrs. Judson Smith moved
to his place on Tellico, known as the
Martin Mason farm, Monday. The
farm was purchased by Mr. Smith a
few years ago. '
Air. John Cook is very low with a
cancer in his mouth.
Airs. Robert Ramsey and Airs. John
Cabc visited Mr. "John Cook's home
Air. Furman Anderson was on our
streets Sunday. ,
Afcssrs. Creul DeHart and Everett
Cook took a load of cross ties to
Rev. Norman Holden filled his regu
lar appointment at the Tellico church
v Several people of this section at
tended court at Bryson City last
Mr. Alex Owenby of Briartnvn, was
in this section the week end.
Messrs. Charlie Smith and Floyd
Ramsey have a contract cutting poles
for. Airs. Tames Ramsey. .
'.Aiessrs. George and Harlev Ramsev
were the guests of Mr. 1 and Alr. V.
C. DeHart Sunday evening.
Air. S. T. Ramsey: is -very' bus
manufacturing walnut kernels for the
Afr. EtaJis Meadows of Etna, passefl
ihrough rwfs section Afonday on hi
wav to Bnartovvii;
Air. R. .E. Cochran of Flats, was
in this section' Sunday-.-' ' :
Highlands Stages Play
Friday -.. night, ' March 8, the Alary
Chapiii; Smith society gave a play,
"Lost a Chaperon." The play con
sisted'vof all vgirls some taking the
jiart of boys.
'Between the first and second act
Aliss Grace Wright and Aliss Berth:'.
Natl each made a recitation. The
first by Miss Wright was "Aly r "rip
to the' City." The, second by . Al iss
Nail was "Arith-me-tic , and Ge-or-gaff-ce."
Between the second and
third act Miss Eloise Baty and Aliss
Helen Holt sang a duct, "Sparking
Peggy Jane." ' v
The play was supervised by Airs.
A. VV. f Picrson. a teacher in the
Highland .school and was given 'for
the benefit of a-school gymnasium in
Highland. - '. . -
The Denver Post offered Afr. Cool -idfrc
$75.000 1 a vear to become its
editor, j ust.'h inning . in ahead of us, J
WORK BY P.-T. A.
Parents Line Highway With
Pines Local Forestry Of
ficials, Dillard and Rabua
Gap Boys Co-operate.
Last Friday the Parent Teachers
association of Dillard, Ga., well exem
plified the progressive spirit of that
community when the organization
sponsored the movement of setting
out 1,000 white pines on both side
of the highway from the Georgia line
to Mountain City. Assistant Super
visor J. B. Byrne. Ranger Z. B. Byrd
and Clerk Nichols of the local for
estry office assisted the P.-T: A. in
planting the trees. . Ranger Byrd
made a special trip to the nursery of
the Champion Fiber company at Wil
letts for the trees. These trees were
three vears of age and werjv sold to
the Dillard P.-T. A. at a special price.
The school boys at Dillard and those
from the Rabim Gap-Nachoochec
school worked like Trojans digging
holes and otherwise assisting in the
work. Many citizens from , the com
munity also aided. The work, cover
ed a stretch of highway about four
and ;t half miles" in length. The
citizens of Franklin are high in the
praises of the work sponsored and
carried out bv the Dillard P.-T. A.
The Milky Way
(Number Thirteen of a Series)
There is no roval road to success
and the milky way to prosperity is
travelled by people who arc , not
afraid of steady work. "Laying-by"
time never comes for the dairy farm
er. Its a regular job, all right, but
T SVOrr Xvmi imrar wrtr-rrrri rrrr-wir -
get enough out of his crop to pay, '
The good 'dairy cow has no equal
as a sure and regular daily income
tnrrducer."; She pays a good price for
the labor that is required in caring
for her. For the soil improving leg
ume hay and grain crops that she
consumes she will pay better than
market prices. Her products show "
another profit over and above the
cost of her feed and keep. She is
the balance wheel to the smoothly
running farm machine.
Fourteen cows net John Alanning,
of Afontgomery county, Tenn., $150
per month over labor and feed costs.
George Goodman, ,who lives near By
halia, Miss., says he makes more
money from fifteen cows and .with ,
less trouble than he did from a six
mule share crop on cotton land.
Robert S. Pesson, of Iberia Parish,
Louisiana, milks an average of 35
cows the year around. His average
gross income from milk is $1,000 per
In 1910 there were two struggling
banks in Pendleton county, Ky., with
combined deposits of $27,000, and it'
wad next to impossible to borrow
money- on land. As a result of con
certed ' effort to promote side-line
dairy farming, the county now. has an
income of more than $75,000 per '
month from her 37 cows pers square
mile, and bank deposits that have
grown at the rate of $200,0(X), a year
to a total of more" than $3,000,000 in
her five banks.
Dairying has developed in Pulaski
county, Ark., to the extent that $1,
500,(X)i) worth of dairy products are
sold in the county annually, or ,at
the rateof $3 per minute.' The coun
ty's 1929 farm , program embraces the
elimination of every scrub bull, the
purchase of imrcbrcd bulls and regis
tered stock in every community, . the
production of - at least two tons of
legume hay for every dairy cow, and
a permanent pasture of at least one
acre for every dairy cow.
Sixteen .years ago'- Mississippi's' "one
creamery paid $4,423 for milk. Last
Veaf the state prodauced $14,000,000
worth ' of milk. Naturally, the tick
free sections arc responsible for the
creater j part of this huge increase.
Statewide tick eradication will result
in - greatly increased production of
dairv products in Mississippi and oth
er 'tick-infested sections.
.Tick tak" a heavy toll in blood
and milk. Tin V cut 'milk-', production
M least .one-third and set the tab'",
for buzzards by the thousands. It
costs two and one-half times more to
board ti - for (ine vear than it docs
to get rid of them for all time. The
South need's "'c purebred, tick-free '
rows convcrtm'" home-grown feed into
the trod"c.ts .thM.,-arc so essential -to
the hrUii. wealth and happiness of
otir t(ot- ' :... '-,..
DOC. VERSUS SHEEP
A do ' sj pounds of meat
And .fill his r'omach full,
But never will grow, as you well
. know; .:''' .''
A single round of wool.
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