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FRANKLIN. N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1839
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Macon's 1930 Vegetable Crop
Farmers Receive Annually
, More Than $50,000 For .
$25,003 PAID FOR BEANS
C. H. McClure and J. D.
, Burnette Conducts
(By F. S. Sloan, County Agent)
The value , of truck crops -grown
and marketed in Macon t county as a
cash crop is larger than many people
think, according to County Agent F.
S. Sloan. "In all probability," states
Mr. Sloaiv "the money paid to farm
ers this past season for green beans
alone will amount to approximately
$20,000-to $25,000. To consider all
vegetable crops such as cabbage, tur-.
nips, potatoes, peppers, etc., I would
estimate the yearly income from all
of these to exceed $50,000.
"For the past two or three years
we have depended updn two main
jOZ&mt fori) of these and the arsU'l J"?1"9 arp vr?p to-jittro1- -
"Mr7SToahgoes on io say, "andof
the two the cannery is the safest
proposition v over a period of years.
To increase vour production and make
truck growing one of our largest cash
incomes we . should begin to make
preparation to have certain market
days at somes local point where all
farmers Dring, their produce and then
all produce firms and truckers be
notified of . the dates and the kinds
of vegetables they can get there. If
this could be done then the buyers
should be able to pay more for the
produce because the expense of driv
ing over the entire county hunting for
it would be eliminated." .
To bear him out in his figures as
to-the estimated amount paid to the
farmers he gives below the figures
on two demonstrations conducted by
C H. McClure, Route Two, and J.
D. Burnette, Scaly. These demonstra
tions arid cost records were supervised
and compiled by the county agent in
"co-operation with the demonstrators.
Demonstration conducted by Mr. C.
One-half acre Giant Stringless
Greenpod, contracted and sold to the
cannery at 3 cents pound or 90 cents
Man labor figured at 15 cents per'
hour and horse labor, at 10 cents per
Plowing, the field ......... . i .$1.75
Harrowing the field ..50
Cultivating . 1.25
(Continued on page 8, col. 2)
WITH GERM TO
Over in Asheville last week, act
ing under the advice of a spe
cialist, an incorrigeable .youth in
one of the schools was turner
over to certain responsible parti
who were instructed to innoc
late him with some sort of geij
that would gb to work on hi
or in him and make him better
don't know just what sort of geij
thev were to give him, nor ji
how it is expected to work ; H
I have a very feeling reccolectif
of an aritidote for. badness tl
my Mother used to use on ri
and it worked wonders tor fl
time being. It grew on a sm
at the earden fence af
one application cured me of whj
ever I had. Nomatter what til
your wickedness took, tnis peaa
tree limb was good for it. Bufl
don't think the Asheville authof
ties recommended this; I could
pronounce the name of their re
edy:; ' ' ' '
Court House To Be Place
of Meeting; Jrs. Urged
To Be Present ,
An open meeting for all members
of the Junior Order'of United Ameri
can Mechanics in this section will be
held at the court house in . Frank
lin on Thursday night, Oct. 9, be
ginning at 7:30 o'clock.
The district deputy is expected to
attend and he and several other prom
inent members of the Order will make
interesting talks concerning the va
rious branches of Junior Order work.
Side degrees will be put on and re
freshments will be served during the
These open meetings sponsored by
the Cullasaja Council, No. 158, of
Franklin, are held in order to stir
interest and enthusiasm among the
members of the Order in the county
and it is hoped other Councils will
adopt the plan, so that an open meet
ing will be held somewhere in the
county once each month.
The meeting in Franklin October,
9 -promises to be most enjoyable, and
PASTOR TO PREACH
Next Sunday mo1figTReveend', G.'
Clifton Ervin will preach'at the Meth
odist church ' on the m theme, "The
Peril of Ease." The choir will ren
der a special anthem at this serv
ice. At 7:30 p. m. Mr. Ervin will
talk on the subject, "How Easy Is
It To Be A Christian?"
The Epworth Leagues will meet
promptly at 6:45 in the evening.
The attendance at the Senior League
has been increasing for the past
several Sundays and we are expect
ing the increase to continue. All
the young people of the church are
urged to support their own organi
zation by their atendance and parti
cipation on j the programs. Some
very interesting social affairs are
being planned for the fall months.
The church school will meet at
9:45 a. m. 'There was an attendance
of 160 last Sunday. ' Let's make . it
200 next Sunday!
The following . ladies from Franklin
attended the group conference which
was held in Andrews, Sept. 25:
Mrs: Gus Leach, Mrs. A. A. Wood,
Mrs. G. M. Slagle, Mrs. Ted Gribble,
Mrs. B. B. McGuire, Mrs. S. R.
Crockett, Mrs. Lee Leach, Mrs. C.
C, Noyes, Mrs. Lee Waldroop, Mrs.
Geo. Wurst, Mrs. Kaveny, Mrs. W.
Br McGuire, Miss Lilly Rankin.
This group included the: Presby
terian women of Swain, Cherokee,
Clay and Macon.
Mrs. Gus Leach was chairman of
this group. . A most .interesting meet
ing was reported. The Presbyterian
women of Andrews delightfully inter
tained the visiting ladies.
WEW YORK TIMES
QUOTES PRESS IN
It does anybody good to be
noticed. We are built that way.
To be lied about nd cursed is
bad enough, but to be lfrtJrl Is
worst of all. We like t3 be Ho
ticed, and that's why we are feel
ing good over at The Press office.
Last week we were clipped and.
quoted by several exchanges three
of our editorials appearing in full
and to cap the climax the New
"York Times gives us seventeen
lines on its front page; Sam
Franks and Bert Slagle are churn
ing and chopping wood on the
front page of the Times in New
Our fourth quarterly conference for
the year 1929-30 of the Franklin Cir
cuit, M. E. Church, South, - will con
vene at Iotla church on Sunday after
noon, Oct. 5 at three o'clock. The
general public is cordially invited, but
f VVt 'Uptdmi; AAUt ail Uit liitirtl
port that is. expected of each of them
of, their work.
J May I" say that, this has. been a
very successful year in many respects
and we shall be glad for you to hear
the several reports.
Preaching by our presiding elder,
Rev. C. M. Pickens, and business ses
sion to follow.
. H. C. FREEMAN, Pastor.
DISTRICT MEETING OF
EASTERN STAR HELD
AT DILLSBORO, N. C.
Among the ones that attended the
district meeting of the Eastern Star
from Franklin last Friday were: '
Mrs. Sam Franks, Mrs. W. A. Rog
ers, Mrs.'W. L. Moore, Mrs. Frank
Murray Mrs. Sallie Pcnland, Mrs.
Joe Coriley, Miss Charlotte Conley,
Miss Nettie Hearst, Mrs. T.'S. Mun
day, Mrs. J. W. Roper, Mrs. Alfred
Higdon, M rs. R. D. West, Mrs. J.
S. Conley, Mrs. Jesse Sloan, Mrs.
Pearl Wright, Mrs. Sallie Sellars,
Mrs. Lassie Kelly Cunningham. Mrs.
Ed Cunningharn, Mrs. Clyde Rimmer,
Mrs. R. F. Mock.
Delicious refreshments were served.
Press Unique Publication
Knoxville, Tenn, Sept. 19. 1930.
Mr. W. F. Curtis, Managing Editor,
The Franklin Press,
Franklin, N. C.
Dear Mr. Curtis; ,
You may imagine the pleasure it
gave us to receive a copy of tne cur
rent issue of The Franklin Press and
to note your name ' on the. editorial
page as the managing editor.
We have all taken a great deal
of pleasure .in reading this copy from
your Press and all express themselves
along the same lines as the writer,
and that is that this is about as unique
a publication as we have seen come
out of your section at any time. Your
section of the country has , always
needed an outstanding weekly paper;
a paper edited by men who sense
the needs and requirements of the best
icople of the section and altpgcth-
r the concensus j of opinion here is
hat this production of yours amply
His the bill.
We wish for vou and vour assn-
iate, Dr, Caleb A. Ridley, every suc-
:ss and we have not the least doubt
t what your publication will soon
tgrow your present press.
With all good wishes in which Mr.
nmgs and my other associates here
the house join me,
Yours very truly,
HAYNES-HENSON SHOE CO.
J. B. CRISWELL.
tverybody is busy these days listen-
I m on the World Series. Too bad
can't ail see the games.
Bill Shifts Calendar From
March To September
r w During Sale
The old, setters of Xfacon coynty
.1 til'' - . .
uscu iu nave a saying regarain.-tnf
month, of March to the effect ' that
if it came in like , a lion it would
go out , like a lafnb. The ,mdnth
has shifted from March to Setrtem
ber, ' and Will Cunningham is pi'
sponsible for the change.
Had it not been for him hothing
out tof the ordinary would have oc
curred during the month that . has
just been filed away, ifi the archives of
the past so far as Macoh county is
concerned. But he put on a sale
at his store that upset things and
shifted the calendar from March
to September. The sale lasted for
twenty days and was bigger at the
latter end than the former. 1
The crowd was estimated 'at three
thousand when the curtain was pulled
down on the closing scenes. No
political rally of the season ha
we are inclined-to believe him."
More than thirty people were giv
en prizes ranging" in Value' from one
to-several hundred dollars. Twenty
folks drew gold pieces and others all
sorts of home furnishings, dresses,
Below we give a list of names of
the lucky parties:
Living rorno suite, Mrs. Grady Garn
er ;Range Stove, Mrs. Hfnry Cabe;
Vanity Dresser, Sam .Wykle; Library
Table, David Moses; Silk Dress, Mrs.
Christine Moses; Night Stand, Lula
Wykle; Dining Room Server, Mrs
Zeb Angel. ,
Those receiving gold pieces wereT
Arthur Ray. P. C. Fouts, Luxie San
ders, Kate Green, Beuna Setscr, Dan
Henderson, Fannie Tallcnt, William
Cabe, Mrs. Will Holbrooks,, Mrs.
Chas. Downs, Geo. Henson, Mr. Guy
er, Will Dills, Mr. Huggins, Mrs.
Bert Waldroop. Mrs. Bob Cunning
ham, Robert Jedbettcr, Mrs. Doc
Shepherd, Miss Orinc Waldroop, Mrs.
Charlie : Dills.
Modern Education Lacks In
Genuine Character Building
School Books Cost 5 Times
More In N. C. Than
In Other States
(By Dr. C. A. Ridley)
In a recent article we expressed
the fear that there was a" tendency, j
even in the Public schools of the I
country towards charging the poor-1
cr children out of school. Even the
little tots in the kindergarten have
to bring a nickle for this and a dime
for that,. 'day' in. and day out.
Then there is paper.' and pencils
and note books and f lod only knows
what else until the working Daddy
wonders where its -all coming from. :
And now comes another small item
all figured out for us by Homer
Arey of Hickory, N. C.
Mr. Arey says:
"A survey of 55 of the 100 coun
ties in the state shows that the
average cost per pupil per year in
North Carolina, for -school books
alone, is approximately $10. One
county, that is Mecklenburg,, aver
ages $16.27 per pupil per year, 'but
figuring on an average of $10 ,ovr
the state would make North Caro
lina -school books cost approximately
$10,000,000 a year. . This docs not in
clude supplies and drawing paper
and supplementary books.
"School books in the State of
Ohio cost $1.24. per pupil for the
vear 1927-28: Louisiana $2.34; Pen
sylvania" $1.53; New Jersey $2.11;
FRAtlKONt OF C
To Celebrate Completion of
Road Between Gaines
ville and Baldwin y
POSSIBLY 250 UN 'CADE
Women's Club Expected To
Serve Lunch For Great
Upon completion late in November
of the paving on Georgia State High
way No. 13, between Gainesville and
Baldwin, the Atlanta Chamber of
Commerce will spbfisor. a motorcade to
Asheville, N. C, in celebration of th
first all-paved highway system from
the east through Atlanta to Florida,
according to announcement Saturday.
The contract for the strip near
Gainesville calls for completion the
latter part of November, according to
the announcement of Horace Russell,
president of the chamber, and the
motorcade will be run immediately af
ter the pavement is completed.
Frank T. Reynolds, of the Dinkier
Hotel System, who has been one of
. r ....i.i, i . j .. .... i . .. i
mcrce committee to take charge of
this work, and. is now busy on plans
The Asheville Chamber of Com
merce will be invited to take part in
the plans and every city and town in
Georgia along the route from Clayton
to the Florida line will be asked to
send delegations for the motorcade.
Other Atlanta organizations interested
in highway development and the en
couragement of tourist traffic will be
asked to co-operate with the Cham
ber of Commerce. .
Officials fo the Georgia and North
Carolina Highway departments have,
expressed themselves as enthusiastic
over the plans for celebrating the
opening of the new highway and will
be represented on the program. Of
ficials of the several Southern states
will be asked to participate.
"THe paving of the short stretch be
tween Gainesville and Baldwin on this
route will do away with a section of
highway which has been impassible
- (Continued on page 8, col. 1)
Arizona, elementary grades only, .82,
and California elementary grades,
only, 42 and one quarter cents. In
the State of Massachusetts the cost
for school books and supplies was
$4.61, and an average over 48 years
of $2.132 for books and supplies.
Rhode Island for the year 1927-28
was $3.68 for books and supplies.".
Are these figures correct ? Is
North Carolina paying four or five
times as' much for school books as
some other, states and will wc never .
find a way to break the death -grip
held ' on us by the Book Trusts?
Shall wc quit trying to send our
children to school or shall we find
out just what the trouble is? 1
Macon county's superintendent of,
schools is both a scholar and a
gentlemen, and in conversation with
the writer some 1 days , ago, expressed
himself freely on both the cost of
modern education and the failure
of the modern sckool to produce
Dr. J. J. Tigert, one Ijimc commis
sioner for these United' States, has
recently given out this warning:
kWe have got to do something to
defelop character in our educational
Further on this same authority says;
"It is doubtful if wc can introduce
religious instructions in the public
school, without interfering with re
ligious freedom, but we must find
a way to produce character."
This question of education's failure
(Continued on page 5, col. 4)