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Across the country today, millions
of Americans will observe Veteran's
Day and many of them will have their
own special reasons. For many today
will recall a loved one or a friend who
gave his life for his country.- For the
more fortunate it will bring back
memories of the day his war was won
and over. For every American, it
should be a day of great pride. Today
we mark a remembrance of those who
made this nation great.
Wouldn't it be a pity if all this
country could call on in time of need
were the radicals who burn draft cards
and denounce the war. One has to
wonder what kind of war they'd
prefer. Wonder where they'd be today
if their kind had.defended this nation
in the great conflicts?
And- while millions pause to honor
all veterans today, the radicals ignore
today while they plan another shame
ful demonstration in opposition to
those who defend this country now as
their fathers did before them.
There is, however, a stirring in this
country. They're being called the
Quiet Majority and in recent days the
quietness has given way to some slight
measure of action. Maybe the ma
jority is tiring of a pitiful few painting
the image of this country. Maybe the
majority has slept too long already.
But if the majority after all this time,
decides to change things, make no
mistake, changes will come.
If the majority are tired of marches
in the streets, the marches will stop. If
the majority are tired of pampering
criminals and loafers, this practice will
stop and when the majority tires of a
Supreme Court dictating their every
day lives, this too will cease. Because
in this country, nothing speaks as loud
as does the majority. Then on the
other hand nothing is quite so silent.
The rumblings might be a false start,
but if it isn't; if the quiet majority is
really beginning to move, this could
be the greatest Veteran's Day in our
history. We will have once again put
meaning into America.
It's such a little thing-staying
awake to what's going on. It's a
wonder somebody hadn't thought of
The North Carolina Democratic
Party can cease its worrying. Its trou
bles are over. Al Adams, Wake County
Executive Comrftittee Chairman, has
Mr. Adams has said the Democrats
need only to close in their umbrella.
They are trying to cover too many
people. Mr. Adams wants the conser
vatives left out in the rain. What a
brilliant solution. We're surprised Hu
bert Humphrey hadn't thought of it a
long time ago.
Mr. Adams has criticized the party
for not displaying Mr. Humphrey's
picture in the party headquarters last
fall. Surely he was told of the reason.
We thought everybody knew Chuck
Barbour has a weak stomach. To be
sure even Mr. Adams wouldn't have
inflicted such misery o? old Chuck.
Here we have been laboring for
years under the impression that the
Democratic Party had a place for
everybody and that party meetings
were the places to fight out the
differences. We thought that being a
conservative Democrat was about as
important as being a liberal Democrat.
We thought both votes counted the
same and we thought contributions
were as acceptable from conservatives
as from liberals.
It just goes to show how wrong
you can be. We've been worrying
mightily about the old party and its
woes. Thanks, Mr. Adams. If your
suggestions are taken, it's going to be
a real relief for a lot of conservatives.
You can bet they won't be worrying
about the Democratic Party any long
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Letters to the Editor
To the Editor:
In Friday's Newi and Ob
server there wu an adv for
United We Stand to lend
your name if you en dor* the
President's policy on Viet
Nam. I dont know the cor
rect courae for thii country in
Viet Nam but I voted for
Preaident Nixon and cant
help i but believe hla decialon
with the aid of hla advlaort
and military staff would be
better Informed and more
correct than that of youth. I
waa glad for the opportunity
to sign my name for United
To the Editor:
Your editorial of Novem
ber 6, regarding the defeat of
the one centi sales tax In
Franklin County you write a*
"The county will now face
the coming budgetary year
with the knowledge that the
property owner* must be call
ed on to pay more tax, and
that one informed source pre
dicts a minimum of 26 cent*
increase per $100.00 valua
tion, perhaps more." May we
When this on* cent *al?*
tax wa* being asked for. It
was said It would reduce tax
on property, We would think
that really we did not need
this ulet tax If It could or
would reduce the present pro
perty tax, so It appears we are
still In good shape, or even in
as good stupe as before the
defeat of the tax, so lets just
forget the tax and Just forget
the property tax and all will
be fine, or was the sales tax
Isaue being used for an excuse
to Increase peoperty tax.
Now Its my prediction
that the voters will continue
to defeat tax Increases or
bond Issuea until we are assur
ed of wise spending of our
Yours very truly,
Frankllnton, N. C.
The Fra^ih Times
EiUbllihtd 1870 - Publtatwd Tuatdtyi & Thurtdiyi by
The Franklin Timet. Inc. <
Blckatt Blvd. Dial UY6-3283 Loultburg. N. C.
CLINT FULLER, Manaftnf Editor
ELIZABETH JOHNSON, Budnni M?nt|?r
In North Carolina:
Ona Yaar, $4.64; Six Montha. 12.88
Thraa Montha, 82.00
Out of State:
On* Y?r, $6.60; 8ht Month*, $4.00
Thr?* Month*, $8.60
| Enfriyd m wcond d?a mill m?lt? ami poiug* P?M ?? Itw Pott Omco at Loutaburf, N. C. 27J49.
Et Tu, Mr. Justice Burger?"
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
The Cootie Menace
The Chapel Hill (N.C.) Weekly
We view with mild alarm a new
menace to today's long-haired genera
tion, namely head lice (also known as
Barbers Union Local 496 of New
Orleans, in its monthly bulletin, ad
vises, "History is repeating itself. In
years gone by, before the bathtub,
pediculouses (head lice) were very
prominent and nauseating to the bar
'Today the new style of long hair
and in many cases fugitives from the
bathtub are creating the same pro
blem. Pediculouses multiply and
That last part about cooties multi
plying and spreading is gospel truth
and we can testify to it.
They established a beachhead in
our barracks in World War II and
containing them was like trying to put
out a forest fire in August with a
water pistol. Once they got into your
clothes, they were like relatives, i.e.,
hard to get out. You could boil a
uniform until it threatened to disin
tegrate, hang it out on a line in
freezing weather until it was stiff as a
board, then dry it out, and there those
little devils would be, lively as ever.
As for getting them out of your
hair, the only reliable method was to
shave your head smooth as an egg and
then shampoo repeatedly with kero
sene. In a few cases the hair never did
come back. ' i ??/
Good luck, long-hairs.
Newspaper Boy An Expert
The Macon T elegraph
When National Newspaperboy Day
was observed, a letter from the par
ents of a. Telegraph newspaperboy
came to mind. We dug it out and
reread it. It seems the youngster had
to hand over his route to a substitute
while he was out of town. His parents
happened to see the precise instruc
tions he left his substitute. They
copied down and passed on some of
Here are a few samples (he had
made notes on each of his 96 subscrib
"When it rains put paper in yellow
car in garage. Dog won't bite."
"Collect every Saturday. Do not
get their paper wet."
"Don't ride bike on grass."
"Try to collect each time until he
"She puts check for paper attached
to screen. Don't ask to colfect."
"Do exactly what Mrs. X says. She
will be waiting."
'To collect, don't mention money
but talk about baseball. He may pay
some of his bill before he quits talk
"Do whatever she says to do, al
Ah, to be a newspaperboy again
and practice advanced psychology on
adults, with all their demands and
peculiarities. No wonder so many
newspaperboys succeed in life.
If I ain't been blessed these past few weeks ain't nobody
been. I ought not to mention it here where everybody can
know. I ought to do like them major leaguers and keep my
finances to myself. But 1 ain't never been one for hiding my
light under a tin tub. ? ?
I'd a been proud if I'd just got one letter. But, man I got a
whole lot of them. They aH come from different places so I
Know it ain't no mistake.
And every single one of
them said I done won a
mess of money. They
come with my lucky num
ber printed right there on -
Some of the numbers
are in red and some are
black. Some are big and
some are little. But there
they are, plain as day. Old
Frank's lucky number.
And they're addressed to
me. Every single one of
Soon's I got the, third
one last week I knowed I
had it made. I sold my car.
Well, fact is I give it to my brother-in-law. He drove it most of
the time anyway. I aint gonna need it no more. All I got to do
is buy a radio and TV set and send in the lucky number. Of
course, I do have to lick the back and I always did hate to lick
a stamp but 1 guess I can stand it if they can give me a brand
new automobile for it.
, The little woman give her old coat to the Salvation Army.
She didnt much want to part with it but I told her we was
gitting a brand new fur job. I showed her where all we had to
do was buy a set of twenty hi-fi records and lick another
stamp. It said right there that it was "Mr. Count's lucky
number." It said I might have already won and all I have to do
is lick the stamp, buy the records and send it back. They'll let
me know if I won. But, shucks, ain't no jse waiting around for
the mail. If I hadn't a won, they'd never a sent me all them
letters with all them lucky numbers. No sir. They wouldn't a
wasted all them stamps. I wont born yesterday. I know who
I ain't quite figured out what to do with that $100 a month
for life. I been thinking about selling it to some youngin. That
way I'd make a little more on it. It ain't that I'm old or
nothing but I got to admit I don't qualify for no kintergarden.
But I'm having trouble finding a five-year-old with any money.
Mod 6 If these youngins don't work nowadays and' tftfcy W
I bout know where I'm going on the around the world trip.
I had to buy three boxes of cheese for that little prize. I ain't
figured out what I'm gonna do with the cheese, but I'm gonna
take that trip. Hie way 1 got it figured I'm gonna send the
little woman north -the trip is for two-and I'm heading South.
The only bad thing I figure is that if the world is round I'm
likely to meet her somewhere on the other side. I aint got to
that bridge yet.
I almost slipped up and ruined the whole deal though.
When I ordered that year's supply of pumpernickel so's I could
win a new house, I almost sold the old one. I just wasn't
thinking straight. If I.d a sold the old house I'd a been in
trouble. The little woman talked about her flowers and what if
something happened and the new house got lost in the mail
and she carried on about the neighbors and all. So I let her talk
me out of it. After all, if I'd a sold the house how'd they a
knowed where to mail all my prizes?
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