, I . '. r .
ALr,i3ive f. I c ris I S
, Coffer, Ti: .,!,cr
Precious lurid Semi
Mica, Kaolin, Asbestos,
Abundance Good Labor
Pure, Clear Water
i f I
Tc4 High ,
L'al .Dairy County
Cheap Electric Power
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSQAY, MAY IS, 1321
f H ?!(.)
. nOHBES H THE
rNot One y Foot of Govern
, rnent y Land in Macon
County Burned T h is
Spring Ritter Company
Started No Fires.
According to an announcenent made
here today.' bv A. A. , Wood, supef
visor of. the Nantahala National For
est, 1 not .one acre of government
lands in this forest in the state , of
North Carolina has been; touched by
fire this" spring fire season. How
, ever, Mr, Wood states that it has
been ftecessary for the government
.forces to",;:fight a number of fires
in the vicinity ;pf the forest to prevent
the fires : spreading to government
lands. The'.: Nantahala forest also
includes '5 land in-, Georgia and South
Carolina.- ." In these - two - states fires
. ( burned over 299 acres of government
Inlands. Including the entire forest
ysLrea owned by the federal government
i fires burned only ten acres more
, '' this ' spring' than last. Mr. Wood
now considers the spring tire season
. " closed' . ; ;
In '.connection with the. matter of
forest ' fires - in Macon county the
Ritter, Lumber company, now engaged
in logging, operation over several
thousand acres of lands on the head
waters of the, Nantahala river, has
an enviable, -record- for this season.
To date these' operations have resulted
in no fires'-. This company the
announcement said,;' is co-operating
in -every way' possible in the pre
vention of forest fires. . .
Mr. Wood ii highly pleased, arso,
with the co-operation of the private
citizens - of - Macon , county ,, in the
matter of fire 1 prevention. . In this
connection " Mr. Wood - extends his
thanks on behalf of the United States
government for the cooperation of all
concerned ,irir 'keeping down ' to .a
minl.nunv the number of acres. burned
over in Macon and adjoining counties.
Italeigh May tt-The fifth session
of The; School for Ministers, operated
; . unde the auspices of the .Baptist
, . State Convention, will be held ; at
Meredith' .College, Raleigh, begmmrtg
Moiiday, June 3, apd continuing till
Thursday noon, June 13. s i- - .
More than 300 ministers and their
Wives attended" thfc session, last year -A
great many more are expected this
- i.mco rh firoeram .has been
'specially adapted to all who desire to
j -.... f-rtii nf Cliristian worle. Dr.
W,. R. McCollum,AWake Forest,
, '"the dean of the school, and Rev. Wal
, x.ter M,.Gilmore, Raleigh,' the-business
manager, , Board in e .Meredith
College dining room will fee a
day. ! Each, guest furnishes his own
'bed linen, toilet articles, etc .
The faculty this year includes the
' . 'following teachers fron; the three
theological ; seminaries r Southern
S Baptists and from Wake Forest and
v-f Meredith Colleges, and otherutstand-
ingS preachers and- laymen : Dr. J. M.
Price. Southwestern Theological Sem
, iW, Fort Worth, Texas; Dr. W.,0.
Carver, Southern Baptist Theo ogical
; Seminary, Louisville; Ky ; Dr. W. W
Hamilton, baptist Bible Institute,
New Orleans ; Dr. L E. M. Freeman,
Meredith College, Raleigh; Dr. Frank
Pendleton Gaines, - Wake ; Forest Col--,
lege; , Dr. Hubeft McNeill Poteat,
Wake NForest College ; Dr. Edwm M.
Poteat pastor Second Baptist Church,
Atlanta, Ga., Dr. 1 George J. Burnett,
Associate : Secretary of the Baptist
Brotherhood of the South, Memphis,
Tenn.: Miss Katie Murray, returned
missionary from China.
fen Highest In County
W. L. Setser, 125.86, E. W. Howell,
75.99, E. N: Keener, 66.36, Fulton
Bros. 56.42, C, H. Norton, 55.90, H
C Hurst. 53.70. J. C. Ferguson, 48.85,
Ceo lW. Dowdle, 47.82. Leonard Horn,
47 J P:Dills: 47.07 , .
Five Highest Uut ot wuniy ror txpru
s W. W. Xoudermilk, Cornelia oo.p-1,
A J. McCracken, Waynesville, 63.52,
W. E. Neville,- Dillard. 54.90. Will
Lewis, Webster 51.75, Glenn Fergu
son, Whittier 42.52. , ,
The amounts given for those out
of tjie ' county do not include the
express and commissions paid ;
, The above t refers to amount re
ceived for butter fat.
Met With U. p. (X
v Mrs, Ltnden McKee of Sylva, State
President of the : U. D. C, Mrs.
David Hall of Sylva, Director of the
lhtv District, Mrs. Joe Hooper and
Mrs; Scroop Enloe of . ,the DiHsboro
chapter were all guests' of the Macon
county charter U. D. C meeting, May
! 13, with Mrs. Lyman Hig.lon.
FOR THIRD TIME
Gene Holt was arrested Sunday"
night about. 11 o'clock near the home
of his brother, Cecil , Holt, on the
Georgia Road about ' 13 miles South
of Franklin.' . Holt is charged with
breaking into the Morrison , school
property now owned by Mr. Joe
Ashear. It seems that' this building
had been entered at night ; on several
occasions. Sunday night Mr. Ashear
was sleeping there and heard some
one enter. - He telephoned to the
offirers at Franklin. Chief Coffee
and Alex Moore responded. : While
the chief entered the building the
other remained outside. Holt, hear
ing Coffey come into, the building
jumped from the second story in his
undr clothes , and made his escape
temporarily. A young Macon county
girl was found in the room While
the officers were after Holt the girl
made her escape. After notifying
the girl's father Chief Coffey went
toward Georgia x and waited for Holt.
The officers state that Holt was
under bond on two other, cases, one
for violation of the . prohibition law
and the other fof stealing automobile
Town Board Organizes
Th r,, . town board met lastl
t -j... j mn; fr,r WJ-imer
ness Dy electing jonn c. r-ickiiwu
mayor protem. ' McGuire, touts and
Conley were appointed as street com
mittee. Cabe, Rickman and Moore
are the water committee. Dr. Hors
ley was reelected as health officer and
Bill Hall has the job as city plumber.
Joe Ashear is" again fire chief. H.
W. Cabe was elected as city clerk
atod treasurer. The positions of tax
collector and a man to read the water
meters are still open. R. F. Henry
was reelected as chief of police. The
board decided that the position as
night watchman, held for some time
by R. M. Coffey; is no longer neces.
sary. Mr; Cabe will fill the position
as clerk formerly held by Mr. Hoff
man. ; It is understood that Mr.
Hoffman has .accepted a. position with
the, Mountain City,botelat , ,Mountam
City, Ga. - . .
At the ' .organization meeting the
town board decided to bore the new
well fifty, feet deeper in .tne. nopes
of striking water
The well is now
Attorney T, J. Johnston was elected
as city attorney taking the place of,
Attorney R. D.- Stk.
Diide-Cowart in Jail
Dude Cowart, a Mocon county
ybuth about ' 20 years ot .age, was
recently taken into custody at Easly,
S, C. He waived requisition papers
U.4k oKnnt 20 vears of aee. was
and "was returned to North Carolina
and is in the Buncombe county jail
for' safe keeping. cowari was
charged jointly -with Cecil McClure
and Vernon Stockton, two boys about
18 years of age, with criminal as
sauit. At the last term of court here
Stockton and McClure were allowed
to plead guilty to a lesser offense
and -are now serving a term ; Qi !"
to5 15 years in the .jstate penitentiary.
It is presumed that Cowart will be
tried here at the August .term of
court. At the time of the com
mission of the alleged crime Cowaft
made his escape and had been at large
until captured in the South Carolina
town. -,, .'-V .'
Mrs. Jacob Grant Dies,
. Mrs. Jacob Grant was Miss Lizzie
Guffee before her marriage. Her
husband preceded her 12 years. They
had ten children, all living, wcept
one, 6 girls nad 4 boys, ...
aZZt m ft 10 with one of her
She. was living at the time oi ner
CUA Davis of Mor-
uau?"-. -o rr,m.
' j.,tin. in Tipa th
ioiiowms ( - '" fuo
SrchC,: N fy to 'tend too much land. Mg Pat
naics ui "ci umuiu. . w e iu onininn that either of
Arthur Willie,' James,' Mrs. lunei
jreinemann, lvirs. ijcsaic Jzl, i
tt . r- T) T.,;o Mice
Gwendolyn and Lesley. iney are
a worthy bunch of children and did
l tu. : turner lipr
embalmed and brought in a nice cas-
ket back to her childhood cnurcnt
and laid her to rest by her husband
and daughter tnis May o,
' Peace to . her dust. .
MRE. MARY J. SLAbLh
; ". .
Death of Mrs.. Sorrels
f mm Aft-fli Qrrrfc tirlirt' TTinVpH tO
Gastonia about five years ago from
Mason's branch in Macon county died
at Gastonia last week and the re-
mains were broughjt back to this
mnntv -nr1 interred at Cowce Bao-
tist church. last Thursday. Her maid
en name was"'.. Mason and she first
married Mark Jones, ; then Lewis
Sorrels. The deceased was sixty.be with Mrs. Moody in the lotla Val
vairc ' nf iw'i it tVif time nf her I ev
death. She was ill five weeks with!
Bright s disease. - - J
Long Distance telephone users,
and the public in general, will be
interested to learn that an estimate
providing for additional toll facilities
between Franklin, N. C. and Cornelia,
Ga.,' has been approved, according sto
W. L. Lampkin, Manager1 of the
Southern Bell Telephone and Tele
graph Company. Mr. Lampkin furth
er stated that the gross expenditure
for this project is $4,725.00, and that
the providing of these additional toll
facilities will greatly improve the
service between Franklin, N. C. and
MYERS BROS. SALE
The Myers Brothers, familiarly
known as Tobe and Bill, have leased
the building formerly occupied by the
Sluder-Garrett. Furniture company.
The lease extends to June first and
from the present .until then these
boys are putting on a big sale. Bill
states that they are going to close
out their large stock, of goods re
gardless of prices. In connection
with . the sale the Myers Brothers
will hnv all kinds of "country oroduce
much of which they expect to use in
their note operations during tne sum-
Will Dowdle herding cattle.
Allen Welch mining.
(W.. E Smith . minding, his ' poke
sallet patch to. keep Clyde Morgan
out. . ' .
Dill Owenby building houses and
Steve Duvall playing his victrola.
Virgil Smith learning , to run a
E. B. Byrd" whitling shavings. '
' T. J. Carnes leaving here next
Monday for Idaho. . r j
Austin Byrd still on his job as
Road Advisor. ', ,
Edna Morgan t carrying water.
Harry Morgan bird hunting.
. v- T: A. Slagle surveying , land. w - -
J. S Anderson wearing a cap and
smile. ' . :," ., , ; . :'
Clyde .'Morgan shaking hands with
all he meets thinks they are out
hunting a schoo,
Furman .Anderson helping T. A.
Slagle sUfvey v
Charlie Carnes buying real estate.
Dovle Smith, 'dealing in poles and
wood. v ' . v
Carl Morgan farming with Creed
DeHart as manager.
Fred Carnes , car riding in Tom
( ,, l. E. yrd buying1 a stove from a
j picture agent. '
, H. a. . Mason singing on bunday
Gus Duvall trying out his Star car
Miss Siler To Wed '
Miss Annie 'Siler. daughter of ' the
late. Mr; and Mrs. Arthur Siler, will
be married to Mr. frank Keynoids
of WinstonSalem on' May 20 at the
t ' It i? '-r U i : i 1. V,
rranxun rreswyicriii cnurvu.
Miss Siler Graduated at the Frank
lin High- School, also taking the
TfaVhr Traininor Cnurse ' here.
Aftr trradiiatine' from the . Harri
sonburg Virginia College for Women,
she. ha. for the past two years Deen
teaching near Winston Winston-Salem.
The vouner couole will leave immedi
ately bv motor for the Catalina
Islands, their future home.'
The Plemmons Farm
The Home Realtv & Auction Com
nanv will sell the Plemmons farm at
Auction on May 22 at , 10:00 O'clock
. a. m. This farm, one of the bets
m the county, has been sub-divided
i nt0 eieht small farms and will no
saia .mat one irouuie wun ; ianiunB
in Macon countv is that the oeonle
on the - Plemmons
m mn hA 15 vino-
U4U' Will uc vi auuivicm oiav v-f
STATE PRESIDENT U. D. C.
vVISlTS MACON CO. CHAPTER
M Lvnden McKee. of Svlva.
( State President u D. C., addressed
the Macon county chanter at their
' regular meeting Monday -13th at th.
j residence Qf Mrs. Lvman Hisdon.
Further plans were made for the
I Centennial Celebration.
' rrrt Vi n nfor rwti ifo sfirif Iac inI 5m-
; vited the whole chapter to meet with
her at ah early date,
The chapter will not disband for
the summer as we have much work
hpfnrp MS. ,
- ' There were six visitors from the
Svlva and DiHsboro chanters. 1
I Our next meeting ' June 10th wil
See Centennial Notes for csr plans
1 tor celebration as they develop.
There will be two' "Fourths"
Franklin this year!!
The first one, will be on June 15th!
'All business houses are requested
to have bunting and flags and deco
rate profusely for the occasion.
The State Highway Commission has
entered a car for the highway float.
The Forest Service has a float.
Mounted fire wardens will ride be
hind the float.
Our "Pioneer" float will be a wagon
with a "bow frame". We want
strings of red pepper, dried pumpkin,
"leather breeches" coon or cat skins
and , hound dogs tied under this float.
Anyone who can furnish any of the
above, from the wagon to the dogs,
please ; notify : Mrs. W. C. Cunning
ham at the store.
Zinnia seed were olanted from pole
to pole" at the south entrance of the
Bus route last week.
The following' committee will assist
Mrs. T. J. Johnston for the veterans
dinner: Mrs. W. C. Cunningham,
Mrs. George Slagle,' Miss Lilly Kank-
All ' other committees , will appear
next -week. L
The vptprans dinner will be furn
ished by the members-of the chapter
1929 BLUE BOOK OF
The 192Q edition of the Blue Book
of Southern .Progress, published by
the Manufacturers Record, is now
rM dv for distribution. In this volume
of 324 pages are presented tacts and
lgures dealing with the economic
advancement of the Southern States
found nowhere, else in such compact
nrm fnr the . readv reterehce ot
business executives, the educator, the
student and for anyone seeking in-
'orfhatidn as to the bouth and its
resources' and development. i.ne
amazing material growth ot the boutn
as a whole and each . of the sixteen
ctate enmnristnir the South IS de
picted in the summary tables com-
paring the year 1V5 with, mu ana
1900. ..... ..-v. ,.." ,;'. .;".
Th Smith has about one-third 1 ot
thrattaand: population . of the vUrited
States. ' In less than 30 years, the
South's poptdation has increased near
ly nerhenf Its wealth has crown
from '$17,919-,000,000 to- $80,000,000,000,
o o-ain tJ' Mft oercent. The Value
of its industrial output increased Jrbm
$1,693,(XX,01X in lyiU to uuu.uw.uw
in lyt, te laiesi census usuiw
available , or an increase of 62U per
cent. Today the wealth of the South
o ohrait pmial to that of the entire
United States in 1900; while the value
of its manufactures, , amounting to
$10,371,000,000 in 1927, is about equal
to that ot tne enure - ouiyui ui
the factories of the United States in
1900. ' . .
Similar rnmnarisons Of maior tac-
........ -M--.r- - - .
In ntttnnck nnhniidincr mav De
iLFl a Ul aifcv.( c
obtained from the statistics presented
in the 1929 Blue Book of fcoutnern
Progress. These statistics cover
almost every Phase ot tne aouius
industrial and agricultural activity.
There are also special articles em-
" T ' . - nno l nn nf
ptiasizing me ccuuoiuk, uaiww
the SouthVtdday compared with pre-
l ! if i,L TThi4aH
vioUs years ana wno-we ui
States as a. whole. Among the sub
jects discussed are aoutnern gri-
culture; Dairying; rouury; Manu
facturing; Cotton and Rayon; Lumber
and Wood-working; Taper making;
Sugar Industry; Mining; Power De
vplonment : ' Transoortation : . Foreign
Trade, Banking, etc. '
A special chapter on tne youucu
the 55outh durine the
last Presidential campaign will be of
interest, as it marks one of the
greatest epochs in the political me oi
the South andime which is destined
to have a marked ettect upon us
business life. The price of the Blue
Book of Southern Progress is SU
cents a single Copy. Urders snouia
be addressed to Manufacturers Rec
ord, Baltimore, Md.
Corn Yields Increased
By Nitrogen To-Dressing
How corn responds to the use of
an nnliration of auicklv available
T, indicated conclusively in
demonstration conducted on the
farm of W. B. Pass near Hayesville
in Clay county last year, according
to a report recently made by county
agent John V. Arrendale.
In the photograph above is shown
the actual corn harvested from two
measured -plots of one-thirlieth of an
acre in size. The corn at the left
is the actual yield of the plot which
had been fertilized with ;3(X! pounds
of superphosphate and 75 pounds of
muriate of potash per acre. The corn
at the right is the yield from a simi
lar sized plot tha had been fertilized
with 300 pounds of superphosphate.
75 pounds of muriate of potash and
300 pounds of nitrate of soda ' per
acre. Mr.. Pass conducted a five-acre
corn ' demonstration in one of the
series arranged last year bv the
extension service of State College
, cooperating with the Chilean Nitrate
PORTER PLEADS .
Ready To Work For Macon
County School Children'
Will Back Officials In
Making Best School Sys
tem In State.
That Mr. J. A. Porter, Macon
county's representative, is a broad
minded gentleman is amply demon
strated by a letter which he has sent
to The Press addressed to the voters
of Macon county. In this com
munication Mr. Porter makes it plain
that he does not approve of I any
further controversy relative to the
superintendent of schools. . 'In fact
he states his intention 'of getting
behind the school officials and work
ing to the best interest of the school
children of the county. Mr. Porter
also suggests that all other contro
versies, political or otherwise, cease
and Jhat1 the entire population of
Macon county get together for the
benefit of the whole. In a conver
sation with a Press reporter Mr.
Porter stated that petty bickerings
and political fights do the county no
good. It is his fondest desire to
see the people of JMacon county get
into harmonious relations and "work
for the best interest of the county.
"It is hard for those who have lived
here all our lives", said Mr. Porter,
"to realize that we are living in the
naradise of the world An All-Wise
Creator has blessed Macon county
abundantly with alT things needed for
the comfort of Man. . Thereforey
our people should live in harmony.,
and 'co-operate to the best advantage
of the county." ,
Mr. Porter's letter .to the voters
OI Wlauiu vwmiij wvo. .
Now and then I notice in the local
paper communications referring to
the school system hi Macon county.
While some of these letters are com
friend who have come out publicly,
in my behalf. In connection, with the
controversy my sole desire has been
to better the school system of Macon
county. But now that the matter is
settled, it behooves every citizen. of
the county to get behind the author
ities and aid in maxtng inc mawu
county school system the oest in tne
:tt 5n far as I am oersonallr
concerned that is just what I intend .
to do. The school law passea ar
the last general assembly has place
the school systems of the counties on
a business basis. Under this law it
will no longer.be possible to spend
money foolishly. ,
In conclusion l ask my irienas io
take no further action. Let us end
the controversy and get together as
a united people in ' the interest of
the school children of Macort." And
while we are about it let us bury all
other hatchets and pull together fof
the interest of the county in all
respects. When thirteen thousand
people work together; in the interest
of the whole there is nothing under,
the sUn that can prevent success.
J.. A. PORTER,
Death of Mrs. Rice
Mrs. L. D. Rice of Rose Creek, N.
C, a former Macon county citizen,
died last Friday. She was the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hughes of
lotla. The remains were interred at
the lotla Baptist church last Satur
day, Rev. A. S. Solesbee conducting
the funeral services. She is survived
by her husband and three children.
No further details of this death were
available at the time Of going to
Real Estate Moving
Bob Patton, president of the Home
(Realty & Auction "company stated
Monday that h so. d tnree i arms
Macon county that morning and
. that other Duyers were inquiring xor
farms. Mr. Patton believes that the
slump in real estate is about over
and the prospects for the summer are
of Soda Educational Bureau.
According to Mr. Arrendale's report
of this demonstration the corn ferti
lized with onlv the phosphate and
potash produced 3.57 bushels per acre.
That fertilized with the nitrate of
soda in addition to the phosphate and
potash produced 49 bushels per acre.
Mr. Pass lost at the rate of 63 cents
an acre by the first fertilization and
made i trofi of S39.80 per acre in
the second where he added nitroeen
, to hs fertilize- M planting and' then
top-dressed with the remainder , of
the nitrate of soda when the corn '
was about knee high. Both plots
were side by side in the field, reports
plimentary to me, nevertheless l thin
It- best - to-drop ' the controversy. I
tt-Ttta onnnrttinitv to .thank mV