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Late Monday afternoon the Board
of County Commissioners-passed an!
order continuing t he Extension work
for two years. These are two con
ditions in this ordef. First, that the 1
services of Mr. Bowditch, formed*?
. County Agent for this county, be se
cured. Second, If the services of
Mr. Bowditch c^n not be. secured
that some man be secured acceptable
to the Board ofe.iCdhimissioners.
f , ; ; -,A large number of people both
for and against the work were in
town early Monday morning. The
proponents had circulated a petition
- -Which was; presented to the Board of
Commissioners! It was reported that
the Board had refused to consider
and thereupon a number of the farm
ers got together and raised the
$000.00 necessasry to be put up by
* the County and tendered same to
- the Extension Department through
Mr. Goodman, the District Agent.
In the meantime other friends of
‘ -the' work got Mr. Goodman and the
County Commissioners together with
the result that the order above men
tioned was passed.
The Franklin Press in its issue of
December 30th, discussing a similar
situation and the fact that the Board
of County Commissioners of Macon
County would pass on the same ques
tion on the first Monday of January
.said, among other things:
“There is a small proportion
against the expenditure of" any
county funds for a county agent.
There is a larger number which f
favors a county agent, but, for
one reason or another, oppose.
.(Rjr - jygo has held the-office for
a number of years. And there is
another group, equally in earn
est and even more vocal, which
wants a county agent, and insists,
that J. V. Arrendale is the man
for the post.”
This very concisely expresses the
situation Here. A small number is to
be found against the work. Quite a
number of people were neutral, while
.a much larger number, and apparent
ly a majority of the people are for
the work.
ThGT appears a wise solution of the
matter and the two year provision
eliminates this unnecessary annual
wrangle. The farmers who want a
county agent are entitled to him and
«the commisioners have heeded this
request; Naturally, as they are the
persons who employ the agent they
want to have a voice in naming the
man and they have only exercised the
right the law gives them.
; For the farmers to have made up
the money and employed Mr. Ander
son woul4 have been unsatisfactory sa
it would have resulted in a factional
fight; that could only bring harm to
the county in the end. Naturally,
those farmers who have availed them
- selves of the services of Mr. Anderson
were loyal supporters and will be
‘‘'much -disappointed at not having him
retained. The work is bigger, than
any man, or aebnif men. Neither fac
tion in this fight can boast of victory.
Both should -be satisfied.
Mr. Goodman believes- that with
this solution of Die matter the farm
ers can go forward with- their pro
progress. ^
The Hayesyjlle String Band will
play at the Bonita Theatre in Mur
phy the nights of January 12th and
13th. This band is composed of five
different pieces.
The Modern
Dancing of Today?
(Mr*. James Penland.)
There ts of tea a spirit of indiffer
ence and even hostility toward chris
dOn ideals therefore in spite of per
lecflfipn or public sentiment, I be
iavo'ihe devil sjrfould be attacked in
feiatever garb he appears. Lately
j^Mias" come'fe Us in-th# form of the
i{teial dance and, for the sake of our
jdiung people I believe a subject
jfeout which there" is so much coni'
ijent, controversy and -criticism,
should be discussed in pulpit, public
thorough fare and press.
What’s wrong with dancing?
“Nothing” says one, “something”
says others^ and how are we to know
which is right. Lets face the issue
squarely. - '
Mrs. E. O. Harbin in the Recrea
tion number of the “Era” says.
1. “The position the dancers as
sume is wrong”. We know that there
was a time when the proper position
in the dance was that of finger tips .
barely touching and no bodily con-!
tact but, as far as the dance is con- j
cerned those days are gone forever.
The modern dance position is a
close embrace, couple this with the
modem manner of dressing and I be
lieve you will agree with me that the
popularity of the dance presents a
periL to the purity of the modem
youth. - It opens the way for sex fa
miliarity thus breaking the seventh
commandment, for in Matt. 5:28, we
f^ad, “whosoever looketh on a woman
to lust after he hath committed adul
try with her- already in his heart”,
and the pity of it is that it catches
young people at a time of emotional
excitement and when moral resistance
Is at tow ebb.
naTfor nimomeftt intimate
that every person who dances suffers
a moral break down. I do mean to
say, however, that a great number of
young people suffer irreparable physi
cal and moral injury because of the
2. “The associations” of the dance
are usually far from helpful to any
youth who is trying to lead the Chris
tion life, and the tragedy ofit is
that so many are innocently drawn
into this atmosphere of immorality.
3. “It is physical dissipation,” one
of the strongest arguments offered in
favor of the dance is that it affords
physical exercise, any recreation that
destroys physical efficiency is poor
recreation and even the most ardent
advocates of the dance will be forced
to admit that the tendency in the,
dance is toward physical dissipation.
4. “It lends to crowd out other in
terests.” Especially these of a re
ligious nature. Mrs. Wesley’s rule on
pleasure was, that any pleasure that
dullls the sense of God or takes off
the relish of spiritual things is sin.
“But” says a fine young lady, an
actual church member, “None of
these faults are part of the dance as
far as I, personally, am concerned.
I can dance without an impure emo
tion, f dance only with a select group.
I never over-indulge and my interest
in my church work is just as keen as
it ever was.” Suppose this was true,
an honest facing of the question will
convince you that there is not an
other influence in our country that is
so damning to- the young life of
men, on me Dasis oig x-aui a ruie,
“wherefore if meat makes my broth
er to offen, I will eat no flesh while
the world standeth.” I Cor. 8:13.
Every Christian young person must
Jecide this question for himself. If
my influence for good is weakened
srnd others are endangered bcau^e of
my example, then, dancing is wrong
for me.
Shall we not say then (1) that
there is dynamite in dancing as recre
ation making it extremely dangerous
tor young people, (2) that Paul’s
*ule presents a safe course of action
for every young Christian anjl (3)
that there are so many other desir
able types of recreation and amuse
ments that are wholeeome beyond any
juestion that I forgone will not be
luilty of experimenting with the
lance. ;
. Fletcher Hawkins has; Seen milking
cows for over two. yews, and the
Cream Station records si^jw that each
cow on his farm pays Mrakhrer $75.00
per year, and he has begi using the
skire milk for his hogs''®tli out giv
ing it a value. Her is handling •
hogs in the feeding compe and they
are paying him $3.52 *$6?' bushel for
corn, and fty cents j&r hundred
pounds for skim milk. Sr- Hawkins
started off November 25%. with eight
pigs weighing 182 poundl^j December
31st, these same pigS^ ^eighed 366
pounds. They had eoh£.;<med $5.65
worth of feed, selling Mfcjt'at the rate
of 75 cents per bu,, an&jjiOp pounds
of milk at 50 cents pefe hundred is
$4.00 or net consumption ^9.65. One
hundred eighty four- pounds of meat
at 10 cents per pounds ist^?18.40, less
$9.95, leaves $8.75, twajrad one-half
bushels of corn 'Was.cotttiined. This
means $3.52 for corn,.'Si»*iSp$4.00 fgr
the skim milk that wtfcljg Kave been
poured ft. the branch.' My Hawkins
made his gain at the,#4^ of $3.07'
per hundred pounds of-$r*k, leaving
him at 10 cents per pouiujis .$6.93 per
hundred pounds of pork ylear profit.
While the very best ^int^that have
been possible to make herbj|o-fbre, has
be en $4.50 per hundred, Sbwe grain
was used alone. By the combination
of the cow, skim milk fed,to hogs af
ter paying 50 cents per hundred for
this skim milk, it makes it possible
to produce 100 pountjs bf imeat for
$1.43 less per hundred, this goes to
show beyond a doubt thjp.t the cow
and hog is a combination 3i ighly pro
fitable as well as the cow .gpd the.hen.
W. k. andersoR,
County Agent.
North Carolina
General Assembly
Convened Wednesday
The law-makres from all- parts of the
State began their march on to Re
leigh Sunday morning -and Monday,
to- be tehre 'Wednesday for the open- ,
ing-of 1-927 sessioil of the State Leg- ;
islature. Representative, E. Witt "Pen
land .of this county .left Sunday to
Join the* law making body. Clay coun
ty people are very much interested in
having' the legislature pass the
$30,009,000 road bond issue. We
have lent the State $100,000 for work
otwHighway "No. ,28 throtigh this
county and it is hoped that this will
be paid back out of this issue of
bonds." Our.road frotn Murphy needs
resurfacing, it is also expected that
this will be done soon.
There are three candidates for
Spe'aker of the House and this con
test will no doubt be decided before
this issuers off the press. It is ex
pected that the Governor will deliver
hjs message /m Thursday of this .week.
.. Christmas has come and gone and
Ihe little children were made happy
by Santa’s visit, leaving them dolls,
toys and candy.
Mr. J. H. Farlow took dinner with
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Roach last Sun
day. - 1
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Martin and little
daughter Stella, of Spindale, N. C.,
were visiting friends and relatives on
Fires Creek a few days last week.
Mr. Frank Roach and wife visited
friends on Peachtree last weekf
Rev. W. A. Hedden filled histregu
lar appointment at Fires Creek'Shurdh
last Saturday and Sunday?’
- Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Roach-tiwitfed ;
Mr. GusJIedden, ofGumlog, Ga^last
Friday. ^W(T found Gus in bed sick,
sorry that he is in bad health.
The young'people of this county
who "teach in other parts of this state
and out of the state that left last
Sunday for their respecive schools
were: Miss Alwayne Andersont''^V'eb
ster, N. C., Miss Lenore Japfcston,
Porterdale, Ga.; Miss LouiseHSigler,
Whitter, N, C.; Mr. Earl Crawford,
Grifton, C.; Mr. Frank Cherry,
TByrohiville, Ga., and Miss Edna Bum
Igardner, Candler, N, C.
I Young folks returning tb school
last week were: Mr. Frank Killian,
Wake Forest 'College; White Mease,
Chagel Hill; Miss Norine Anderson,
Ctmowhee; Eugene Penland, Frank
Crawford and Farrel Penland, Young
Mr, and Mrs. Geo. D. Thompson,
returned last Friday from Atlanta,
where they were visitors during the
holidays. ;
Misses Myrt and Margie Prater,
Sue." and Louise Haigler and Mr.
| Clarence Palmour were the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mauney at their
home in Murhpy, Thursday evening
of last week.
Miss Louise Haigler very delight
fully entertained a number of her
friends at a card party Saturday
Rev. Chas. S. Plyler and family and
Rev. H. H, Hyde and family were de
lightfully entertained at Christmas
dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. T. Hunt Christmas Day. '
Miss Jessie Jarrett, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Jarrett returned
to Greensboro Monday to take up her
studies at N. C. C. W.
Miss Euline Price returned to
Knoxville, Tenn., after spending the
Christmas holidays with her parents.
[ Donald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glover
I P. Ledford, has been ill for several
days with flu, he is better at this
Mr. U. K. Hyatt returned to Can
ton, N. C., Sunday after several days
visit with his family here.
Mr. S. H. Lance was a visitor in
town Monday.
Representative, E. Witt Penland,
left Sunday for Raleigh, to attend the
1927 session of the legislature.
Mrs. Ed L. Curtis left Monday for
Atlanta where she will spend several
Mr. D. H. McClure was in town
Monday on business.
^Friday of last week at the home of
her parents on Highway No. 28 Miss
Ora Killian delightfully entertained a
number of her friends at dinner.
Those present were, Misses Gene and
Lenore Johnston, Sue and Louise
Haigler, Alwayne Anderson, Edna
Padgett and Mrs. W. R. Anderson. A
most delightful time was enjoyed by
(ByCarrie Swanson.)
tfow, I wonder what
Every one will do,
Christmas has come,
Pfcristmas far thru!
Santa Claus has brought our share,
Vnd is far away from here.
iVhich do you love the best?
2hristmas or New Year?
love Christmas because it brings ua
rood cheer, v-." ;.>V; -C—■
- •vw:V' *
Miss Lela Dayton spent the Christ
mas holidays with her mother.
Mr, Barnett Burch is now at hotoe.
He has been working in Ohio for some
Last Friday afternoon the pupils
of Curtis School had a nice Christ
mas tree and entertained the visitors
Sheriff Kitchens on the first Mon
day in January sold many tracts of
land for taxes. Some few. tracts were
bid in by individuals who paid the
taxes and took certificates but, by
far the larger number, were bid in by
the county.
Tins isvnot a sign of hard times but
indicates a- growing disposition oin
the. part of property owners to se'ek
to evade taxes. Many of the proper*
ties advertised belonged to men who
were well able to pay their taxes. By
letting' the property sell, they expect
to gain one to two years time and
then get off with the original
amount of the taxes. If this be the
case they are likely to be disappoint
ed as these unpaid taxes bear interest
at the rate of 20 per cent per annum
from the date of sale. The Board of
Commissioners' have ordered the cer
tificates foreclosed at the earliest mo
ment the law’permits and the collec
tion of the full amount and interest..
In addition the last Legislature
amended the law so as to allow the
county or the individual to recover,
in an action to foreclosed these cer
tificates, reasonable attorney fees in'T
addition to costs of suit and the 20
per cent interest.
'Friends and relatives were pleas
antly surprised when they learned of
the marriage of Miss Margie McClure
and if E. Walden ^of Garber which
took place at Galena Saturday, De
cember 11.
■ Miss McClure is the daughter of
ffc B5-M>eCluie ofHEayasv.iie, -N: <3v,
and the niece of Mrs. H. L. Herbert
of Gretna. She came about two years
ago to visit her aunt and has for the
past year made her home with Mr.
and Mrs. H. G. McQuerter.
Mr. Walden is a highly respected
young man of Garber. He has lived
there some time and owns his farm
there where the young couple will be
home after January 15.
They were accompanied to Galena
by Miss Lillian Miles of Branson and
Theodore Barnes of Galena. Their
hosts of friends join in wishing tnem
happiness and prosperity.
Warne Bridge
Closed to Traffic
The recent heavy rains have wash
ed out the abutment at one end of
Warne bridge which crosses Brass
town Creek, making the bridge unfit
for use until it is repaired. The
County Commissioners will let the
contract for repairing this bridge at
A schoolmaster named Bird was
always being reminded of this fact
by the boys. Once on entering the
class-room he found the boys looking
so grave that he looked around for
signs of trouble. Sure enough on the
blackboard appeared a familiar quo
tation :
“Hail to thee, blithe spirit.
Bird who never wert.”
“Who wrote that?” he rapped out
Dead silence reigned for some mo
ments. Then a small boys said:
“Please sir, I think it was Shakes
with songs, readings, plays, etc.
School closed a week for Christmas.
Mr. Clide Dayton is spending some
time with his mother and brothers.
Miss Queince Burch returned home
Christmas brings sorrow as well as
joy. While visiting his sister, Mrs.
Henry Curby, Wayne Long fell from
a tree. He was thought to be ser
iously hurt but is better and getting
along fine. ’

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