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tUE FKANKLIN. PftESS' AN! THE HIGHLANDS MACONIAN
THURSDAY, JAN. lU'tiST j
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New Congress Starts Off
Under Full Head of Steam
(Special to The Piress-Maoanian)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. The
new Congress Started off tinder a,
full head of steam 'by enacting a
resolution plugging a hole in the
neutrality act of last year. There
was nothing in the oui iavv to.' pre
vent any American from selling
war 'supplies to either party in a
civil war such as is now going on
'in Spain. Th,e . State I )epartment
had been compelled to grant licenses'
for the export of several million
dollars worth of second hand airr
planes and engines which had been
sold to the 'Spanish" rebels by a
. Brooklyn dealer who had bought
them at a United States army auc
These munitions had already
been loaded on a ship when Con-
'v. gress convened. The effort of, the
new Congress was to rush the new
law through in time to prevent the
"ship from sailing. Congress was .not
quick enough. However, it is now
the law that hereafter no Amer
ican may supply arms to anybody
, taking part in a civil war any
where in the world.
There is a distinct feeling in
Washington that the State De
partment is worried about the
European War outlook. Signs are
numerous that a large scale inter
national conflict is brewing in
Spain. This country may not be
come involved, though there is al
ways that danger, but just in case,
the President has ordered work to
be begun, immediately on the con
strucfion of the two biggest battle
ships that we have ever built. They
will cost about $100,000,000 and will
take about three years to build.
While there." is talk heard on
every side about a constitutional
amendment giving Congress author
ity to legislate on labor relations,
there is ndt an immediate likeli
hood that such a resolution will be
adopted this year; Congress was
considerably impressed by the
For quick rsriief rub
JAPANESE OIL (Enarco)
on aching joints and sort
tiff muscles, lt'a amaiinir
how faat the achee ana
peine due to cold weather,
elmple neuralgia, fatigue
and exposure or epralna are
relieved. (10c AH iViifrirliiti
to Ease a
Take 2 Bayer
with a full glass of
If throat la tore
also, gargle with 8
Bayer tablets In
H Class of water.
The modern way to ease a cold is
this: Two Bayer Aspirin tablets the
moment you feel a cold coming on.
Repeat, if necessary, in two hours. If
you also have a sore throat as a result
of the cold, dissolve 3 Bayer tablets in
glass of water and gargle with this
twice. The Bayer Aspirin you ake
internally will act to combat fever,
aches, pains which usually accompany
a cold. The gargle will provide almost
instant relief from soreness and raw
ness of your throat. Your doctor we
feel sure, will approve this modern
way. Ask your druggist for genuine
Bayer Aspirin by its full name - not
by the name "aspirin" alone. 1 '
President's reminder that the Con
stitution already has sufficient
breadth to permit government to
meet twentieth century social . and
economic problems in a progres
sive 'way, and that , all that is
needed is, "enlightened interpre
tation." . V
That is, in effect) what some of
the members of the Supreme Court
have also said in the past four
years. The latest Supreme Court
decisions have given much satis
faction to the more liberal minded.
The Court's reaffirmation of the
right of peaceable assembly re
sulted in setting free a man who
had been arrested two years ago in
Oregon. Dirk dejange attended a
meeting of the Communist Party.
There was no evidence that any
thing treasonable was said or done
at that meeting, but on the theory
that any Communist meeting must
be criminal the Oregon police ar
rested dejange and the Supreme
Court of the United States in an
unanimous, opinion has set him
free. . ,
Child Labor Amendment
In another decision the Supreme
Court ruled that when any state
adopts a law forbidding the impor
tation of prison-made goods, it be
comes a federal offense to ship
such goods into that state. This de
cision has been heldby some com
mentators to make it unnecessary
to continue the effort to ratify the
pending constitutional amendment
forbidding the interstate shipment
of goods produced by the labor of
Nevertheless, President Roosevelt
has issued a strong appeal to the
legislatures of all of the states
which have not ratified the child
labor amendment, urging them to
act. upon it speedily.
Twenty-four states have already
ratified the amendment but twelve
more must do so before it becomes
a part of the federal constitution
Former President Hoover has join
ed in .the appeal, declaring that
President .Roosevelt is entirely
right. ' .
The amendment was first submit
ted to the states in President Cool
idge's administration, after the Su
preme Court had ruled that Con
gress had no power to prohibit the
shipment of products of child-labor
in interstate commerce.
Congress Centers Attention
One of the first big jobs which
Congress is trying to get out of
the way is the continuation and ex
tension of some of the emergency
legislation which expires by a limi
tation in the jfourse of the next
Three bills are under way, one
extending until June 30, 1939, the
lending authority of the R.FiC. and
some of the other federal lending
agencies; a second extending to
the same date the President's dis
cretionary power to devalue- the
dollar and continuing the two bil
lion dollar currency stabilization
fund ; the third continues for , the
same period the authority of the
Federal Reserve bank system to
issue currency notes against gov
One of the other laws which ex
pires on June 30 this year unless
Congress reenacts it is the. three
cent postage law. All the indica
tions are, however, that this will be
The Motor Strike
The labor situation is giving Ad
ministration and Congressional lead
ers a great deal of concern. While
every practical politician wants to
go on record on every possible oc
casion as being .a friend of labor,
none of them wants to be forced
into -taking sides as between the
two major factions into which or
ganized labor is now split.
The effort 6f John Lewis's C.I.O.
to force General Motors to recog
nize his union as the sole bargain
ing agency with its employees is in
conflict with the American Feder
ation of Labor, which has a strong
and very active lobby always at
work an Capitol Hill. .
The understanding here is that
Mr. Lewis did not intend to start
tVio C.eneral Motors strike until
Spring, but the local leaders got out
of hand and went ahead with their
sit-down strikes before all the plans
of strategy had been perfected.
It is also the understanding here
that it was never the intention of
the C.T.OV to cripple the whole
automobile industry. The .strike was
aimed at General Motors alone.
JOHN JOSEPH GAINES. MD:
AVOID EXTREME TEMPA
TURES IN WINTER
I have a neighbor , who keeps a
three-story apartment house. This
building is strictly modern in the
western sense, having hot and cold
water, refrigeration, and the most
sanitary of kitchenette equipment;
and it has the most efficient of
heating plants , to be found any
My neighbor is thoroughly equip-'
ped with the idea of keeping his
house WARf. 1 have attended
patients there when the thermom
eter stood at zero, and have been
combelled to remove my coat to
avoid breaking into an- uncomfort
able prespiration. I have warned
the owner of the danger of ex
tremes in temperature in living
apartments. He uses more medi
cine for "colds", than any three of
my other patrons who live in less
scientific homes. ,
Imagine sitting in a temperature
of 80 . degrees (often higher), and
then walking uptown facing a
northwest wind in a temperature
below freezing! Imagine sleeping in
a room at 75, and going out. before
breakfast in a zero , temperature
to brush snow from the front
The object in writing this is to
urge on my readers the great
danger of. subjecting, the body to
extremes of temperature in winter.
It is equally bad for adults and
children. The "germ" is a very
poor second or even third in caus
ing i colds, , when compared with
overheated living-rooms ; and this
doesn't mean ''chilly'' or damp sitting-rooms
should be COMFORTABLE, and
maintained so by careful attention.
A good thermometer is ; indispen
sable in the home. And the matter
of proper, healthful ventilation is
not so simple as One might suspect.
Lt will pay you to study it closely.
William E. Nesheld, who died in
1888, . was an English architect and
an authority on furniture. . '
1 . tr"- i
When your baby comes you will
need Mermen Antiseptic Oil or.
him ; so get it now and start
using it on' yourself. Rub it
into the skin of your abdomen
or wherever the skin is tight
or. dry from swelling. Notice
how tautness, dryness disap
pear. Then after baby arrives,
.' give him a daily body rub with
Mennen OiL It's antiseptic
' will protect him against germs.
See your druggist today.
MENNEN Antiseptic OIL
PRICELESS INFORMATION for
those suffering from STOMACH OR
DUODFNAL ULCERS. DUE TO HYPER-ACID1TY-POOR.DIGESTION,
DYSPEPSIA. SOUR STOMACH, CASSI
NESS. HEARTBURN. CONSTIPATION.
BAD BREATH. SLEEPLESSNESS OR
HEADACHES. DUB TO EXCESS ACID.
Explains the marvelous Willard Treat'
merit which is bringing amazing relief,.
Sold on IS day t trial.
PERRY'S DRUG STORE
Blades solve the mystery of
good shaves. Made since 18$0
by the inventors of the original
safety razor. Keen,
lasting, uniform. . ;,fi
STATEMENT OF CONDITION
Building & Loan Association
OF FRANKLIN, N. C ;
As of December 31st, 1936
(Copy of Swioro- Statement Submitted to Insurance Commissioner as Required by Law)
' ' ASSETS
THE ASSOCIATION OWNS : . "
Gash on Hand and in Banks ' $937.62 .
Mortgage Loans 49,411.46
Money loaned to shareholders for the' purpose of enabling them
to own their homes. Each loan secured by first mortgage on local,
improved real estate. " . ..."
Stock Loans ........ ; 661.25
Advances made to our shareholders against their stock. No
loan exceeds 90 of amount actually paid in.
Accounts Receivable ....;..'.. 602.85
Temporary Advances for Insurance, Taxes Etc.
Office Furniture and Fixtures 443.45
Other Assets M 1.30
TOTAL ;. $52,057.93
THE ASSOCIATION OWES: '
Funds entrusted to our care in the form of
payments on stock as follows : ,
Installment Stock ;.................$18,214.28
Paid-up Stock 26,800.00 $45,014.28.
Notes Payable, Federal Home Loan Bank (None)
Notes Payable, Other 1,000.00
Money borrowed for use in making loans to members, or '
retiring matured stock. Each .note approved by at least ytwo:
thirds of entire Board of Directors as rcqjuired by law.
Accounts Payable ...i. ...... ...... 13.32
Undivided Profits .1 4,280.33
Earnings held in trust, for distribution to share-holders at
maturity of stock. t
Other Liabilities' (Reserve) :. 1,750.00
TOTAL ....A................ $52,057.93-
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA .
COUNTY OF MACON .
K. S. Jones, Secretary-Treasurer of the above named Association personally ap
peared before me this day, 'and bemg duly sworn, says that the foregoing report is
true to the best of his knowledge and belief.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this - U. S. JONES ;
20th day of January, 1937. .. '
H..W, CABE, Notary Public ' '
My commission expires January 19, 1939. . r I
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