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The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, September 30, 1969, Image 4

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The Ff Pvtel>?fc*4 i?*ry * THwr?4?y Times Your Award Winning County Newspaper Tuesday, September 30, 1969 LOCAL EDITORIAL COMMENT \ Send Them To Hanoi Four United States Senators signed an advertisement in Sunday's issue of The New York Times proclaiming their support for the "October 15" peace movement. Every American should remember the four names. Senator Charles E. Goodell, R-N.Y.; Senator Mark Hatfield, R-Oregon; Senator Eugene McCarthy, D-Minn. and Senator George McGovern, D-S.D. are the ones. These men, honored above almost all others in this country, entrusted with the" responsibility of upholding the traditions and the honor of the United States, have allowed their Viet nam dove-like stances to outweigh their better judgements. They cry peace. They mean peace at any price. As they glow in the spotlight and pleasant living of a United States Senator, they betray the very things they were elected to up hold. These four, not only by lending their names to Dr. Benjamin Spock and other peaceniks, but by state ments they have themselves made in public, would have this country turn its back on the 35,000 dead Ameri cans, the half million servicemen still there and sell out-in the name of peace -to the Communists. All four of these Senators are old enough to remember Neville Chamber lain's fateful comment after confer ring with Adolph Hitler at Munich in 1939. "I bring you peace in our time", he said. Peace did not come and millions died. If McGovem, McCarthy, Hatfield and Goodell are naive enough to believe that surrender today will bring peace tomorrow, let it be hoped that at least a majority of the other Sena tors have more sense. We must hope that those who command the lives of our men in service will not follow the idiotic suggestions of the likes of these four. Their proposal to set a time for a full pullout is like announcing to the Viet Cong the date on which we will surrender. As long as the enemy can get support such as this from our Senators, there is little chance there will eyer be a reasonable settlement. It is this attitude that has prolonged the war and cost thousands of lives. Why shouldn't North Vietnam con tinue to fight? Every day some so called leader of ours tells them, just wait, vre'll get out any day now. Why should they negotiate, when waiting will better serve their purpose? After all, they've got more going for them in the United States Senate than they have in Vietnam. Why not send this gallant foursome to Hanoi? Who knows, we might get lucky. They might not come back. CIGARETTE SMOKER'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY JOHN J. SYNONl When I was six yean of age, I used to hide away, crawl under our porch steps, to smoke cigarettes. And I have been smoking them ever since; this is my golden anniversary. Moreover, the Good Lord willing, I shall go on smoking them another 50 yean. Just cantankerous. I guess. At six, seven, and eight, along about there, I was told smoking would stunt my growth; I'm six-feet-four. Then, when I got to playing has* ball, I was told smoking would cut my wind, whatever that meant. I didnt believe that either though I did quit -during the season -because I had pledged my word I would. But I was soon back at it, when the summer closed, when I put my spikes away. And as anyone who had heard one of my intemperate orations can attest, incessant smoking of cigarettes has had no appreciably adverse effect on my lung power. Now that I am grown old and gray --aye-- they tell me cigarettes will give me lung cancer. Perhaps.. But you may bet I wHI go on smoking them. I have never yet stopped doing anything 1 wanted to do be cause I was told It was "bad" for me. True, I stopped drinking boo re 26 yean ago. But that was because drinking booze as I drank booze- was wrong. r*" "? I didn't need anybody to tell me that. The effects- home less ness- spoke with elo quence enough. So, I quit. But not because of the blue noses and their waggling fingers. The wonder is that, with all their hissing good intentions, I did quit. ****** ' --4 What of smoking? Beyond diacoloring my tushes, 1 can detect no ill effects from the mountains of cigarettes I have smoked, do smoke; 50 a day. True, my left big toe went numb, some time back, and that caused concern, got me to thinking. And a good thing, too; I changed shoe lize. as a result of cogitation, and aU came right with me underpinnings. And riddle me this: Where is all this anti-smoking smoke coming from, and why? Who or what is inspiring attack on the industry that is of such prime economic importance to so many Southern people? Eh? The package of cigarettes beside me carries this notice: "Caution: Cigarette Smoking May Be Hazardous To Your Health". Yea, sir. And so may crow ing the street be hazardous to my health. Take it another way: There is a big, fat passd of booze bottles yonder in the cabinet, set there for visit ing fools. There is no such "caution" notice on any of them Why isn't there? Rather, why an cigarettes tingled out aa being hazardous? Why not belching factory chimneys? why dont smoking chimneys have a label plastered on them? Why not women aa hazards. If you want to get down to cases. You say the answer is rate of incidence among smokers vs. incidence rate of non smokers? And I say tommy rot. Perhaps you dldnt see the results of the recent twins study. If not let me tell you about it: There was no evi dence to indicate that the twin who smoked was any more liable to lung cancer than the twin who did not smoke. Cigarettes: Pish and tu*. It's the boose and the women, boy, who should be Isbelled. Them and the folks who run around telling their betters what they should and should not do. All my butts to them. Checking Magazine Sales Washington - The Federal Trade Commission U con ducting a probe of door-to door snd telephone magazine sales. FTC chairman Paul Rand Dixon says complaints continue from irate buyers who report preesured and misrepresented sales tactics. The Fra$k}in Times Established 1870 - Published Tuesdays & Thursdays by The Franklin Times. Inc. Bkkett Blvd. Dial GY6-3283 Louisburg. N. C. CLINT FULLER, Managing Editor ELIZABETH JOHNSON, Business Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL Advertising Rates ASSOCIATION Upon Request PK IS SUBSCRIPTION RATES In North Carolina: Out of State: One Yew, <4 64; Six Montha. $2.83 One Year, *5.50; Six Months, $4.00 JUmMaMnMM *. Entered as second dan mail miller ind postage paid si the Post Offlccat LouWtlfg. N.C, 27349 'If** So Good For YouT - J'..*' ? *? -The Charlotte Observer WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING Freedom Or License The Wilson (N.C.) Daily Times You hear it said so often, when speaking of the government, "what can one person do"? This is what one person did. Madelyn Murray, the athe ist who protested prayer in public schools has obtained 27,000 signed letters protesting the astronauts' read ing the Bible from outer space. She plans to present the letters to NASA headquarters, and to request that the astronauts bis publicly censur ed. Now we read in the Statesville Record and Landmark that some churches in Iredell County have print ed in their bulletins a letter to be signed, if so desired, and sent to the National Aeronautics and Space Ad ministration. This is the letter which appeared in the Sunday bulletin at Race Street Methodist Church, evi dently in Statesville. It reads as follows: Gentlemen: "I (or we) personally appreciate and wholeheartedly support the de cision of the astronauts to read the Bible in space as they orbited the moon. . "It should be the right of every human being to publicly express his faith in God and the Bible without fear of reprisal from government of any other power." Sincerely, (with your name and address). The article goes on to say the Family Radio Broadcast is asking for 1 00,000 letters commending the astronauts. The station is asking that if you feel so motivated to copy the above letter and mail it to NASA Officials, care of Family Radio, San Francisco, Calif. 94134. And the use of the Apollo 8 United States postage stamp, with the picture of the earth as seen from the moon with these words, "In the beginning, God" is also recom mended. It is unfortunate tht such a ques tion should arise and anyone go to such means to embarrass the brave astronauts who certainly had the right to read the Bible while on the way to the moon. Of course as far as rights go, Madelyn Murray has the right to go to the extremes she is taking. But it is unfortunate she wants to embarrass the astronauts. She will not, they are stalwart in their belief, their faith has been tested. These are the privileges under our government And, as has been pointed out, freedom brings privileges but not license. There may be some disagree ment here as to which it is license or freedom that is being exarciMd. But only in America does such freedom exist. Improvements Un NL-oV Henderson Doily Dispatch With the taking of bids and pro bability of letting contracts Thursday of next week, the State Highway Commission apparently is ready to start work on improvements for NC 39 hifhway in Vance and Franklin counties. Earlier in the year the com mission went through this detail but backed away later when it was said funds were not available in the fiscal year. There is little likelihood that what is happening now will be another false alarm. If contracts are let next week, the projects will get under way as winter approaches. There will be periods when work can be carried on, but naturally at a much slower pace than in other seasons of the year. However, there will be encouragement in mak ing a beginning. Only a mile or so directly eastward from the city limits is up for letting on the Vance county side of the Henderson-Louisburg highway, while a good deal 6f the distance between Louisburg and Ingleside is to be built or improved as part of the overall present project in the two counties. There have been hints that the stretch of road between the two points now to be built may be ready for letting by the time the present work is complet ed. Henderson and Louisburg have waited long and patiently ~ or at times not so patiently -- for this segment of highway to get the im provements so urgently needed, and there is consolation in knowing that a start is to be made in the immediate future. It is crooked, narrow and very hazardous at many points. It is little short of miraculous that there have been no more serious accidents than have occurred. When the entire route has been relocated or improved, it will be a tremendous asset to this section of the State. It can be hoped that the weeks and months of waiting are at an end. ^'COME / TO THINK OF IT..." frank count It ain't often I go out with the little woman. If you've aem her, I dont have to tell you why. Of course, I'm just joshing. She is quite a sight. Leastwise that's what everybody say* when she aint around. Just the other day, I heard a woman say the little woman sure was a sight when she se^n her. _ But, being a kind hearted sort, I took her out the other day. inai ami exactly 4 right. I'm kind hearted alright, but the real reason I took her out was that she threatened me. And since she is a mite bigger'n me, I let her have her way. I took her to the supermarket. But, before I took her, she had to git fixed up. Goig out always is a big thing for her. It ain't no big thing with me. "Whatcha doing with them round things in yore hair", I asked. "I'm gitting ready to go out. Thi* is the style. Everytime I go to a supermarket, this is what all the women are wearing in their hair. It's the latest style, Frank. I borrowed them from Myrtle." Well, whatever turns her on, I always say, but them roiled shore did look peculiar dangling from the top of her head. But that wont all. She covered them with a piece of my beet fishing net. I got peeved at that and I told her so. But since It was her anniversary and I was gonna take her out, I just let it ride. I figured I'd be in enough trouble by time we got back without building up any more over a fishing net. It shore was a big place and I aint never seen so much stuff. Old Rob would had a fit if he'd a seen all that stuff in one place. He aint never had over a dozen cans a beans in his place in all his life and some of them been there since I was a boy. Folks kept brushing by and I asked when somebody wat gonna wait on us. "Myrtle said they dont, Frank. You wait on yourself, she says". Well, at least old Rob H wait on you. He will, that is, if he feels like it and if he ain't playing set-back at the time. "Look over there, Frank. That sign says they's real bargain on that table. Let's git some before everybody finds out about it." "We don't need no pocket combs woman," I said. "Dont make no difference how cheap they are. We just don't need none." "But, Frank, they ain't but twenty-five cents a piece. We ought to git some before they're all sold", she said grabbing a handfUU. I didnt have the heart to tell her old Rob sold them for 19 cents. "Look here, Frank. It says you can git free stamps with these bags of beans. What's free stamps, Frank?" "1 don't know, woman. But I dont expect the post office would allow this if they knowed about it. Them government feHows dont like nobody giving their stuff away. Better leave them beans be." "Pardon me, sir. Wouldn't you like to try some of our freab Tickle Tootie Tasty Toasties. They're on special. Only $2.98 ? dozen today only, sir." Man, that was cute Tootle if ever I seen one. There sha stood unsuspecting 'round that corner and bang I nearbout run right into her. I was about to buy me some of them- whatevar It was she was seiling-when I remembered it was the little woman's anniversary. The reason I remembered, she come up about that time and reminded me. Goodbye, Tootie. I think the little woman enjoyed it though. Not Tootle, but the gitting out. When we finally got to the place you pay your way out, she was all smiles when the woman there told bar how glad to see her she was. I dont know why she was glad, but she shore did say she was. She told us we'd have to put the stuff up on the counter ao she could check It. That'* when the little woman had hat troubles. Them breeches she borrowed with them curlers from Myrtle was a mite too tight in some placet. They as mad* far standing up straight. Hiey wont made for no bending over. | could a told her, but she dont listen too good to me. I aint gonna say what happened next, but she did finally git them 17 combs up on the counter and got them checked. I wanted to buy a pone of bread, but she didnt have enough money with her. She was too happy buying pocket comb*. They was on special. Maybe I can trade a dozen of them to Rob for some corn meal. I can cook corn bread. But she wanted to git out and I took her and I'm glad. Menfolks ought to do that kind of thing ever once In awhile. Makes the women think more of 'em- -I think. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 0t k _ TTT * uWi) ?<?)? by CaoMoua Step BlMCLL, Ntthvllto rwmwun Dear Editor Just ? few words to let you know we really enjoy reading The Franklin Times and keeplnf up with news of our friends In Franklin Coun ty and Loutoburj. We are raal Hunan beinp, for some reason, seem more interested In the mistake* that others mate. j, , hlth In yous own nHikm does not Irmitt those who dtaafree with you. proud of the Loulaburg High football team, you w? I work with ran from small towns in the State of Kentucky and they are alwaya bragging about their Sporti program and the fine football tea ma they have and boy! do I tell them that 1 come from Loula burg, N. C. and that 1 would match the boullburg Bulldop with any of their toama, ao you am Loulaburg la wall Represented in Ohio, we air vary 'proud of Utem win or loae. Thank* for Inserting the notice of my daughter attend ing coflege in Houston, Texas but a mistake was made in the address. Its Texai Bible CoDege, 816 Evergreen Dr. 77023. She would love to hear from all her friends in Louisburg. We always try to keep up with the Hoapital news In The Franklin Times, its almost Im possible to send .all of our Wends csrds but you let I them know Somehow that we are thinking of them and wish aU a speedy recovery. Give our beat regards to all, we are proud of The Franklin Times, I take a copy to the Air Baae, my Mendi enjoy reading It, we believe a paper la only aa good aa Its editor ao keep up the good work, excuae the paper, tta aD 1 had at the moment. Sincerely, The Strickland Family - Bob Hale*, UMIe Bob Fitrborn. Ohio

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