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Hallowe'en has come and gone and
it is assumed that local youngsters
enjoyed the traditional day of trick or
treating. In the absense of reports to
the contrary, it is also assumed that
the event went by without any inci
dents marring its observance.
However, this is not true in some
locales. Wire service reports report
that in neighboring Raleigh a nine
year-old was given candy loaded with
black capsules containing potentially
harmful drugs. In Middleton, N. Y.
and elsewhere, youngsters were given
apples with razor blades concealed
inside. A 2'/j-year old suffered serious
cuts of the mouth and lips in Middle
In Columbus, Ohio, children were
given apples found later to contain
such things as razor blades, bobby
pins, darning -needles, paper clips,
screws and nails. Similar incidents
were reported from Syracuse, N. Y.
where candy bars were loaded with
needles. In lllion, N. Y., a father
reported finding a razor blade when
he peeled an apple for his 5-year-old
What manner of sick people are
these who would give an innocent and
unsuspecting child such harmful gifts.
What type of animal would conceal a
razor blade inside a bright red apple
tempting a pre school age child? Who
would do such a thing to a neighbor?
There are, of course, names for
such people. However, decency pre
vents the use of such here. It is hoped
that each and every one is caught and
if there is no law against such actions
that each one will be exposed to the
eyes of their entire community and
that each will be punished to the
fullest extent of society's wrath. v
It's been a long time since anything
has lowered our boiling point quite so
Cotton Vote Set For December
Cotton growers will be asked to
vote on 1970 cotton marketing quotas
in a referendum to be held by mail
ballot December 1st through 5th,
1969, according to John R. Davis,
ASC office manager. At least two
thirds of those voting must favor
quotas for the referendum to carry so
that 1970 cotton quotas would be
used, Davis said.
Without quotas the allotment pro
gram would remain in effect but there
would be price support payments.
ASC loans would be available without
quotas at 50% of parity to those
farmers complying with their cotton
If 1970 cotton marketing quotas
are approved in the December voting a
price support payment and loan pro
gram could be used. The program
would probably be very similar to
those used during the past three years.
North Carolina's 1970 cotton allot
ment is 452,432 acres which is 5821
acres less than for 1969. The national
cotton allotment has been set at 16
million acres and the quota is
15,066,667 bales. The acreage is the
minimum national allotment permit
ted by law. The bales quota is based
on 452 pounds per planted acre which
is the 1965-68 (4 year) average yield.
ASC offices are working on feed
grain bases for 1970. The bases for
individual farms should be about the
same as in 1969. No official feed grain
program announcement has been made
but it appears the kind of volunteer
program used in 1969 will continue
for next year.
The final seeding date for winter
cover crops is drawing near. Oats,
barley, rye, wheat, crimson clover and
annual ryegrass must be seeded by
November 10. Farmers not participat
ing in the program are urged to file
their request for cost-sharing at once.
A request for cost-sharing should be
filed at the ASCS Office in Louisburg,
Fountain Salutes Women's Week
Washington, D. C. - Congressman L.
H. Fountain, on behalf of the entire
North Carolina delegation, both Dem
ocratic and Republican, has released
the following letter to the Veterans
Administration, which was sent on
October 24, 1969. J
The text of the letter is as follows:
Mr. P :i Johnson
Ad in strator
Veil., its Administration
Washington, D. C.
Dear Mr. Johnson:
We strongly protest the recent ac
tion proposed by the Veterans Admin
istration to ban cigarette sales "as a
test" in four designated VA Hospitals.
Whether patients, staff personnel,
visitors or employees of VA Hospitals
smoke or do not smoke is not going to
be influenced by the sale of cigarettes
in these establishments. The only re
sult of such action is going to be to
make it more Inconvenient for those
persons who are going to smoke any
Obviously, the patients, staff per
sonnel and employees of VA Hospitals
are intelligent adults. They have ail
been exposed to the arguments for and
against smoking. They have all been
warned of the supposed risks. TTiey
have chosen to exercise their right and
privilege to smoke cigarettes and as
sume whatever risk, if any, may be
involved. It ought to be apparent that
none of them is going to change his
thinking on the subject because he
must obtain his cigarettes off the
This action is arbitrary, unreason
able and completely without justifica
Is it also proposed to ban the sale
of high-calorie toft drinks, candy, milk
and ice cream? After all, the case
against obesity as a cause of early
death is as strong as the case against
cigarettes, and there is mounting evi
dence that food and drink high in
saturated animal fat increases the
cholesterol level in the blood and
contributes to coronary disorder?
We request that this proposed order
be cancelled immediately.
The above letter was signed by the
Senators: Sam J. Ervin, Jr., and B.
Representatives: L. H. Fountain,
Alton Lennon, Roy A. Taylor, David
N. Henderson, Walter B. Jones, Nick
Galifianakis. Richardson Preyer and
the Republican delegation:
Representatives: Charles Raper
Jonas, James T. Broyhill, Wllmer
Mizeil, and Earl B. Ruth.
Even a woodpeaker owes his success to
the fact that he uses his head.
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Carioon Views Of The News . . .
THE MILWAUKEE JO LUNA I
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"Whafs all the fuss about V
1ef? Not Rule Out Fulbright And McGovcrn'
im ?n??i k?? j?m imi
'Believe me, pardncr, that ain't a Burma-shave sign.'
There are three things a woman can make
t of nothing-* hat, a salad and a quarrel.
You can be Mire you're growing old If
u discover yourself saying "I remember
len" more often than "What's new?"
-Herald. Clinton, la.
Sooner Or Later
It's hard to miss your station In life.
Someone la sure to tell you where to get off.
Everyone can five pleasure in some way.
One person may do so by coming into a
room, and others by going out.
McAnad Newt, McAleater, Ok la.
I ain't never been one to make no big thing out of holidays.
I don't bother to shoot no fireworks on the Fourth of July
and I aint never killed no turkey on Thanksgiving. So,
anybody can figure Hallowe'en won't ho big thing for me.
But this year, I thought I'd have me a little fun. It won't
that I was expecting no treats or nothing, I just decided to
scare a few friends and have a little fun. I hadn't oughta.
"Where in the world you going in that getup", the little
"I'm going trick or treating, woman", 1 said. "Ain't you
heard of Hallowe'en?" That was
a foolish question. She invented
"Frank Count", she yelled,
"You ain't gonna do no such
thing. Hallowe'en is for kids and
you' might be a lot of things, but
a kid you ain't. Pull off that j
sheet right this minute. Ain't /
that one of my good ones?"
"Now', you listen woman.
You always trying to take the
fun out of everything. Well, you
ain't gonna do it this time. I'm
Eoine trick or treatine and I'm
wearing this here sheet. I'm going to make the rounds and
scare some of my friends. That's all. I ain't gonna hurt your
old sheet". 1 said all this while I was nudging toward the door
and when I finished I run like mad out of the house. That's the
only way I can git the last word. 'Course, I knew the last word
would come when I got back home. But off to the tricks and
treats I went.
I stopped first at George's house. He didn't have no lights
on and to tell the truth, 1 was a little skiddish about knocking.
But 1 did. I could hear him coming. "Boo", I said when he
opened the door. "Boo back", he said and slammed the door
on my fingers. I yelled something 'sides "Boo" then and I'm
afraid I had some things to say about George I hadn't oughta.
1 went on to Zeke's. "Boo", I said as his old lady come to
the door. "Frank Count, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.
Knocking on people's doors and hollowing "Boo". Ain't you
never gonna grow up? Naw, 1 ain't got no cookies and apples
for you. If you don't move on, I'm gonna call the police."
I ain't sure my little woman's got them exclusive rights to
that witches business. I seen a few others in my time.
"Boo and baa", I said at Melvin's house. "Yipe", he yelled
back. I scared Melvin. I could tell. The blood in his eyes turned
blue. "Trick or treat", I said. "What's that mean?", asked
Melvin. "It means", I said. "If you don't give me some
treats- like cookies, candy and apples - 1 might play a trick on
"Play the trick. I aint seen no tricks lately", he said. He
was serious. "Look", I said, "I don't want to play no tricks. I
want some treats. You trying to ruin my Hallowe'en or
"Naw", said Melvin, "I just want to see some of your tricks.
Can you make things disappear? Can you pull things out of a
hat? You got a hat?"
"Naw, I aint got no hat. Ghosts dont wear hats. Anybody
ought to know that. I declare Melvin, you're the stu,jidist
fellow I ever seen. You dont know nothing."
"That you, Frank?", he asked. "Who'd you think It was,
you idiot? Your Aunt Fanny? Of course, I'm Frank. I declare
Melvin, you ruin everything. I might as well pull off the sheet
and go home."
"I'm sorry about that, Frank", he said. "Let me go with
you. Me and you can scare the daylights out <^f folks. Let me
go (it me a sheet."
I didn't have the heart to turn him down so 1 said alright,
go git a sheet and come on back.
"Melvin, what in the world are you doing with that table
cloth? Ghosts dont wear no red checkered table cloth, Melvin.
Aint you got no white sheets?"
"The old lady wouldnt let me have none of her sheets.
Frank. Maybe nobody wont see the checks in the dark. Let's
mosey on over to Rob's and scare him."
We knocked. Rob come to the door. "Boo", we said before
we seen he was carrying his shot gun. Rob shoved the screen
door in our faces and poked that shotgun out the door. We
said, "Wait, Rob. We're your friends. Hey dont cock that
thing. Rob, wait. This .here is Frank . . . Yeah, and Melvin. We
aint real ghosts. Rob. Hey, Rob dont pull that trigger . f .
Hey, Rob . . . wait . . "
Melvin didn't git quite as much treat as I got. Doctor said
he can sit down about Christmas time. He aint sure if I can
ever. HaDowe'en is a dangerous thing.
Najaguez. P.R. - Residents
who used to drop coins In
Mlis Estevanla Clintron
Curat 's pocket book were sur
prised to learn that when she
died at the age of 72 she had
left almost $3,000 hidden
away under the bed. Police
found the money when hey
found the body of the old
woman who lived alone.
United Nations, N.Y. - The
United States has confirmed
its continued opposition to
seating Communist China in
the United Nations. A resolu
tion reiterating its demand
for a two-thirds vote on the
issue in the General Assembly
has been presented by the
Educators On Vietnam
Philadelphia , The preai
denta of 79 of the nation's
private colleges and univer
sities have appealed to Presi
dent Nixoh for a atepped-up
timetable for American with
Irawal from Vietnam. The
college leaders presented their
?ppeal only as 'Individuals
who work with young men
ind women." '