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THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACONIAN
THURSDAY. APRIL S, 1941
Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
VOL. LV1 . 'i ' Number 13
Mrs.. J. W. C. Johnson and W. S. Johnson............ Publisher
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So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the
mastery is temperate in all thirijj s.-v-l Corinthians 9:24, 25.
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ON BUILDING HEALTH
It is an imperative moral obligation for every man to mak,e
himself as strong and robust as he can, to. .make himself the master
and not .the' slave of his body and its demands.
James Rowland Ang,cll.
THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY
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SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK
Aid For Crippled Children
jVfANV crippled children of Macon county have
been helped to health and happiness through
the funds furnished by the sale of Easter seals. No
cause is more appealing, and the response is always
ready. The small gifts of many made possible in
this way go to raise large sums each year for these
afflicted children. The school children gladly spend
several afternoons selling the seals. But the State's
1 facilities for treating orthopedic cases do not meet
the needs. The State-supported Orthopedic Hos
pital at Gastonia, to' which more serious cases are
sent, and which has a splendid record of service,
has facilities for only 160 children, and there are
now over 3(X) on the hospital's waiting list.
"The North Carolina League for Crippled Chil
dren is doing a great and useful work and deserves
the support of all our people," says Mrs. Melville
Broughton, wife of Governor Broughton and vice
president of the, league.
This year the people of North Carolina are asked ,
to give liberably that the increasing need may be
" '.met.'. ' ' ..
By R. J. SCOTT
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Kate Clark Billings
TTI IE sympathy of hundreds of friends goes out to
M. D. Billings in the loss of his beloved wife,
who passed into the larger life last Monday morn
ing. ' ..
Mrs. Billings came to Franklin as a bride and
taught school with her husband for the first twenty
years of their residence n Franklin, before he be
came superintendent of schools of Macon county.
One who studied under her in those early years
pays this tribute: "Mrs. Billings was one of the best
teachers I ever knew, she put her whole self in her
work and her interest in her pupils." ;'.
Those who were privileged to know Mrs. Billings
in her later years will carry the memory of hours
of delightful companionship with a woman whose
friendship was warm and responsive, and who pos
sessed a rare talent of wholesome wit and a keen
No less was her talent for homemaking, with a
'continuing love for her beautiful garden that re
ceived its owner's care until the last few weeks of
her presence here. Her courageous and cheerful
spirit under the discipline of suffering was an in-
spiring example to those who loved and admired
her. . .-
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call comes for trained workers we find young people
in our midst who have grown up without even the
first four grades. .
Both state and federal funds are being invested
in vocational training to help remove this liability.
Funds given to counties for adult and vocational
education go directly to reduce that poverty which,
in the end, swells the number of unemployables
and of dependents. Our government taakes this
It behooves 'acon county to take advantage of
every chance to help its citizens to become more
than unskilled workers. Federal and state funds
now available for teaching the untaught can in no
way be considered a hand-out from the government.
It is Defense for the home and for the nation.
Defense Through Skilled Workers
rEAN BIRD of Western Carolina Teachers col
lege7 made an important observation in regard
to skilled workers in his address at the Macon
county teachers' banquet last Friday evening.. He
pointed out that North Carolina has not kept up
with other states in producing skilled workers, a
condition that has been brought home acutely in
the increased defense demands.
He called 'upon' teachers and educators of the
state to wake up to the fact that North Carolina
at present is producing only two classes of work
ers unskilled labor and white-collar job seekers,
which he proceeded to show was an unhealthy con
dition. "Today's demand is for neither of these, the
heed is for skilled workers men and women who
can think while they can build with their hands,"
observed the speaker. '
Dean Bird reflected the broader concept of edu
cation that recognizes that skilled carpenters,
plumbers and stonemasons are more valuable to
the nation's business than too many bookkeepers.
Dean Bird's words, addressed to the state at
large, bring home to this county its acute need at
this time. We lack skilled workers and there is too
high a percentage of untrained workers. Many of
these are intelligent, ambitious young people that
the present system of free public schools has passed
by. The present crisis, like the draft in the World
War, is bringing to light this weakness in our edu
cational system. Even the state law that requires
parents to send their children to school and county
authorities to enforce this law has not worked for
many unfortunate children. Therefore, when the
Rural Skilled Workers
Are Urged To Register
RALEIGH, April 2. Skilled
workers in rural and remote com
munities of the state are urged by
K. Mayne Albright, director of the
Employment Service of the ' UCC
to register immediately in local
employment offices or with repre
sentatives from these offices.
Mr. Albright . explained that a
nation-wide registration of avail
able workers is being, conducted by
the United States Employment
The Franklin I'res is glad to
print the. following statement at
the request of the newly organized
county committee of the Women's
Field Army for the Control vof
Health And National Defense
Declaring that national health is
a vital . facor in national defense,
Mrs. Franklin L. Roosevelt urged
every man and woman in the coun
try to support the Women's Field
Army in a statement made public
here today by Mrs. George E.
Marshall", state commander of the
Woman's Field Army of the Amer
ican Society for the Control of
Mrs. '.Roosevelt .said:
"One of the most " encouraging
developments of our times is the
interest men and women every
where are showing in 'health and
the steps that must ; be taken to
preserve and protect it. This in
terest is particularly significant to
day since national health U a vital
factor in national defens,e.
"A valuable method of maintain
ing and raising our health stand
ards is through the work of vol
untary organizations such as the
Women's Field Army of the Amer
ican Society for the Control of
Cancer. In this unusual Army the
general public and physicians unite
to save lives from cancer. Anyone
may enlist and serve in the move
ment. Each individual who does en
roll in the Army is given informa
tion about cancer and is ureed to
bring it to the attention of at least
ten other persons.
"The Women's Field Army has
made a fine beginning. It deserves
the support of every man and wo
man in the country."
Mrs. Roosevelt is Honorary
Chairman of the Advisory Boa'd
of the Women's Field Army.'
Service through cooperating State
aaencies as a part ot the national
The opinion that many workers
located ' fn rural areas have train
ing and experience needed in de
fense, industries is expressed by the
,The local employment office can
refer workers to available job
openings anywhere in this state or
in other states, since it is in
touch with all the state employ
ment offices in the country.
A corps of 10 inspectors of the
State Department of Agriculture
will comb North Carolina between
now and May 15 securing samples
of fertilizer for analysis . "to de
termine' whether manufacturers
have given farmers the amount of
plant food guaranteed on the bag,'
l. . S. Coltrane, assistant to the
Commissioner of Agriculture an
Coltran-e emphasized that "all
farmers in the state having a ton
or more of fertilizer at their farms
are urged to write the State De
partment of Agriculture if they
desire samples to be taken and
analvzed." . ; '
"We ar,e making a special ef
fort this sea-son to' get a large
number of samples of fertilizer
direct from the farm,"' he . added.
NOTICE OF SALE
In accordance with the terms
of a notice heretofore given to
Francis C. Cary, the following de
scribed goods will be sold at pub
lic auction, by the undersigned, on
the 16th day of April 1941, at 12
o'clock, noon, at the warehouse of
Minerals, Inc., in Franklin, North
Carolina, for the purpose of satis
fying a claim of $142.S0, due the
undersigned by Francis C Cary
by virtue of storage due on said
goods and on which the under
signed has a lien:
1 Geared Water Fump. 1 16"
Cast Iron Dryer with stack and
old furnace front, 3 Automobile
engines or motors (all with parts
missing), 1 lot of .second-hand 2"
pipe with foot valve, 1 1-716"
Shaft with pulleys, 1 lot of second
hand brick, 1 miscellaneous lot of
small bearings, etc., 1 5' Screen
with Spockets and chain drive.
This the 1st day of April, 1941.
Strengthening .of regulatory and
inspection laws' and the enactment
of marketing legislation to further
bolster the farmers' incomes were
paramount contributions of tli
1941 General , Assembly to the bet
terment of agricultural conditions
in North Carolina, Commissioner
of Agriculture W. Kerr Scott said
He summerized agricultural leg
islation, affecting regulatory, in
spctional, control and marketing
features of the department's pro
gram, as follows: i
A revitalized act '.with' provisions
(1) to enable the farmer to dis
tinguish low grade from high grade
fertilizer, (2) requiring that "low
grade'' be stamped on 'low grade
goods, (J) providing a tightening
of penalty provisions to assure
more accurate guarantees of plant
food, (4) reducing the number of
grades to he sold "not to exceed
50" arid (5) placing greater ' em
phasis of the ' use of recoiiuiicnded
grades of fertilizer.
' Seed.' Law .. ''". ''
This law is in conformity with
the Federal Seed Act, which is
essential since a large proportion
of the seed . purchased move in
inter-state commerce. Responsibilr
ity for correct labeling of seed
sold under the law is placed up
on the person making the guar
antee as to purity and germina
tion. Responsibility for the pro
curement of the . inspection .stamp
($1 for each 72 dozen packages
or fraction thereof) for vegetable
and flower seed is placed oil the
wholesale merchant or shipper of
Milk Auditing Law
Dairy farmers, and distributors
are given equal protection under
a new law that permits the De
partment to check on the quality
and classification under which
milk is sold. The Department is
given the authority to audit the
records of plants' to determine
whether the farmer is paid, for
his milk on the basis of usage.
Art act to : promote, encourage
and develop a program of orderly
marketing of farm products. . . .
Quality Trade Mark
An act establishing "Tar Heel''
as the official name to designate
farm products. A farmer Or packer
desiring to use the trade mark
must first make application to the
Department, giving full information
as to its intended use, and if re
quirements are met including
quality, condition and grade stand
ards prescribed by the Board of
Agriculture the applicant would be
licensed. ; ' . .
Swine DweaM Law .
An act to regulate the move
ment of hogs into the state and to
require a certificate of health un
less they are consigned for slaugh
ter or to a market operating
under the Department. This act
is intended to break, up the prac
tice of peddlers bringing in diseas
ed hogs and selling them to farm
ers. . I-
Franklin High On .
WWNC Sunday Eve
The pupils of Franklin' high
school will be on the air over
WWNC in a recorded program at
6:30 o'clock next " Sunday evening.
The Future Farmers of America
group .will be featured, '.and the
broadcast will give some facts and
history of .Macon county. The pro
gram' will be concluded with a
song by the pupils. . v
An act to supervise and regulate
public livestock markets and to
control diseases of livestock.! . . . .
Bang's Disease And T. B.
The general appropriation bill
provides indemnity for . manner.
whose cattle are slaughtered on
account of Bangs disease or T. B.
Funds were provided by the Gen
eral Assembly to combat the Jap
anese beetle, enemy of 300 or more
Storage of commodities, other
than cotton is permitted .under
the state warehouse system, Is
suance of negotiable "state guaran
Lime And Land Plaster Law
An act to require registration of
all agricultural liming materials,
ii. . i. i ...
including agricultural liming ma
terial with potash and land plaster,
together with . requirements for
labeling and guaranteed analysis as
to 'soil neutralizing value, calcium
and magnesium content ': and
"screen" analysis, '
WOODMAN OF THE WORLD
Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays
7:30 P. M.
AMERICAN LEGION HALL
Franklin, N. C.
Following the loss of a
loved one is a wake of
unpleasant, but impor
tant details that must
be thoroughly under
stood. We, through
many years of exper
ience, understand them,
and can take care of
them for you in a dig
nified, efficient, friend
ly way. Costs are kept
as low as possible. Let
us help you.
PHONE 106 NIGHT PHONE 70
. Livestock Marfcet Law ". LaBgBBKa"
Get Ready for
the Best Time of
Get ready now to enjoy your favorite sport.
Feel the old thrill again, for the fishing" season
will soon be here. You'll probably need a lot of
new equipment And, mister, this is the place to
get it! We've everything any fisherman could
desire, priced within the reach of all. Come in
and look at ths swell tackle.
YOU CAN GET YOUR 1941 FISHING
ALL KINDS OF RODS
A VARIETY OF REELS
YOUR FAVORITE FLIES
HOOKS, LINES, SINKERS
ANYTHING YOU NEED
Macon County Supply Co.
LYMAN HICDON AND HARVE BRYANT, Mm.
Hardware and Builders Supplies