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, BIBLE THOUGHT
Be ye doers of -the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your
own selves. . . .
If any nwn among you seem to be-religious, and bridleth not his
tongue, but deceivetli his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
St. James 1,22,26.
The task and triumph of Christianity is to make men and nations
true and just and upright in all their dealings, and to bring all Jaw,
as well as all conduct, into subjection aind conformity to the law of
God. -Henry Van Dyke. ,
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IT is only natural that there should 'be some con-
fusion at first as "Daylight Saving Time" is put
into effect. On Monday morning Franklin's busi
ness began to run an hour earlier, but the obedient
clocks set up at bedtime the night before, registered
the usual time. .'.
If we will just forget that we set the clocks and
watches forward an hour, making us get up earlier
in the morning and go to bed accordingly at night,
the confusion will soon disappear. ,
The adjustment of farm hours does not neces
sarily come under the new time, for the reason ex
pressed by Mayor Harrison when he issued last
week's proclamation conforming to daylight saving
time as requested by President Roosevelt and Gov
ernor Broughton. The Mayor commented, "I al
ways have kept daylight saving time by getting up
soon in the morning." So, the farmers who work
by the sun anchgo to bed early,do not need special
edicts to get them up in the "morning like the town
folks. Indeed, it has always been true that "You
have to get up soon in the morning to get ahead
of the farmers." ..
Lines of British Air Offensive
Q. What is the reason for buy
ing a Defense Bond ? ,
A. To keep America free. To
show your faith and pride in your
country. To foreign dictators that
the United States is the strongest
country in the world.
A. But if I do not have enough
money to buy a Defense Bond,
what can I do?
i A. Buy Defense Postal Stamps,
An sale almost everywhere. Your
post office, bank, department store
or druggist has them, or can get
them for you, at 10 cents upward.
Save enough Stamps to exchange
for a Defease Bond.
The Averells Leave Us
FOUR years ago James Ave re 11 came to Frank
lin as assistant supervisor of the Xantahala
National Forest. As is the way with this and other
branches of government service, the headquarters
communities gain these good citizens only to lose
them when they are promoted or transferred.
The loss of Mr. Averell will be especially felt
here where he has devoted his energies and un
usual talents to every civic movement for the build
ing of a. better community. Largely through the
Lion's Club and the Chamber of Commerce, his
work has been directed in a quiet and efficient
way, not only giving leadership of a high order
but hard work in a number of unspectacular ways,
Mrs. Averell has likewise contributed to the. civic
and social life of Franklin. Her beautiful and well
trained voice will be missed in her church and or
ganizations of which she has been an active member.
It may truly be said that this young couple have
helped to make their temporary home a better place
by their sojourn in it.
Since June the RAF has hammered the shipbuilding and industrial
sites of northern and western Germany and the French invasion ports
along the English Channel. Arrow lines show the routes followed by
Britain's bombers to the areas blasted in the day and night raids.
Heavy damage has been reported, particularly to ship , ronstvuction.
4-H Club Training
HTIIKRK are two bills before Congress, the pas
sage of which would bring increased benefits to
Macon countv. '
We refer to H. R. 4928 and H. R. 4530, respect
ively, both introduced during the 1st session of he
H. R. 4928 is an act "to aid the national welfare
by promoting the nutrition, physical fitness and
morale of rural people through the further develop
ment of cooperative agricultural extension work."
Provision would be made for the extension of home
and farm demonstration work already carried on
in the counties.
H. R. 4530 is vital and has to do with the extend
ing the benefits already begun through 4-H Clubs
all over the United States. It is entitled the -"4-H
Club and Rural Youth, Act", and aims "To promote
the national defense and preparedness through
further development of the 4-H Clubs and other
extension work with rural youths and for other
The passage of this bill would increase 4-H en
rollment by four miljion annually; and expand the
work to the ages from 18 to 26; and provide addi
tional agents to direct the training of both white
and Xegro rural youth.
Letters to our representatives in Congress from
the young people as well as older citizens and pe
titions from county organizations would help the
passage of these measures, so necessary at this
time when theVounger generation needs every op
portunity, and when our schools need supplemen
tary funds for vocational training. Copies of the
bills may be obtained from Mrs. Florence Sherrill,
county home demonstration agent, at the Agricul
(July 22, 1941 Raleigh News and
A mob, presumably composed of
people who considered themselves
Christians, threatened to storm the
jail in Franklin on. Saturday to re
lease a preacher who had been ar
rested for using a loud speaker in
his street preaching. In the midst
of the trouble some of the crowd
slashed with knives the ho,ses of
the fire department which had
been called to help disperse the
mob. Another preacher, associated
with the one who had defied the
town ordinance against loud speak
ers . on the streets, obtained an
American flag and the crowd
cheered as he waved it.
Undoubtedly these people and
these preachers felt themselves act
ing for free religion in .a free
country and their threatening ac
,tio,n in that thought provided a
text for a better sermon on free
dom than any of the itinerent
evangelists could, have provided.
Freedom of religion in the Unit
ed States does .not mean the right
of one group of religionists to use
systems of mechanical sound ampli
fication to the disturbance of every- 1
body else. Christianity in this
world and in this land gives to no
group the (fight to defy . .sensible
laws designed, to safeguard the
peace and quietness of everybody.
Certainly a mob, moving in the
name of Christianity in threat
against the officers of the law,
doing only what tlie law required
of them, is not ' moving in the
spirit of Christianity.
This is a free country but that
does not mean that everybody in
it or anybody in it is fre;e to defy
the law. Freedom of religion is
guaranteed in this country but such
freedom does not mean that any
group or every group is free to
disturb everybody else. This is. a
patriotic country, proud of its flag,
but that does not mean that every
group which waves the flag is en
gaged in patriotic enterprise.
The whole basis of our freedom
is law. There may have been in
this case a lack of tact on the
part of the officers. The majority
of the people in Franklin may not
like this' law; they have a right
to change it or to change the of
ficials who made it: But the course
taken by the mob in Franklin on
Saturday in the guise of Chris
tianity and under the waving flag
was a violent move" to destroy
order and make anarchy. Those
who engaged in the near-riot serv
ed neither religion nor freedom
but lawlessneis and folly.
Gets New Post
Pensions Not Paid
increased : employment, resulting
from the national defense pro
gram, means jobs for many older
men who have been without work
for a long time. . Some of these
older workers, who retired from
their regular jobs after reaching
age 65 and claimed payment of
monthly old-age insurance benefits,
are going back to work for busi
ness concerns or industrial plants.
Most of these men understand that
no one has a right to monthly pay
ments of old-age or survivors in
surance benefits while, at the same
time, he is earning good wages in
a job that comes under the act
They , know also that they should
advise the Social Security Board
when they have found work so
that payments of benefits may be
discontinued while they are so em
ployed. However, a small number
of such workers have failed to
notify the Social Security Board
that (bey have found jobs.
When government authorities
learn that a worker ha,' received
or is receiving wages of $15 :
month or more and has also cash
ed his old-age and survivors in
surance check, it becomes necessary
to assess a penalty. The minimum
penalty consists of loss to the re
cipient of the amount of the bene
fits which he received for the
month or months in which he earn
ed good wages. The penalty may
be double that amount if the claim
ant, knowingly failed to report
Any field office of the Social
Security Board will furnish a posN
card from which the beneficiary
may use to notify the Board that
he or she has gone back to work.
There is available, also, another
card which the worker may use
to apply for re-iristatement of
benefit payments when he again
retires. Both cards are supplied
free of charge and, if requested,
the field manager will . assist in
filling out the form.
Will Not Kep Draftees
Out Of Army
President Koosevelt has commis
sioned William J. (Wild Bill) Dono
van of New York as a Major General
to supervise American Military In
telligence and to ally it with the
British Secret Service. Donovan has
served for months as Navy Secre
tary Knox's emissary on secret
State College Answers
Timely Farm Questions
Q. What should be done when
crops contain too much moisture
at the time they must be placed
in the silo?
A. One hundred pounds of dry
hay, stover or straw introduced
into the cutter along with each
tom of the green crop will raise
the. dry matter content of the mix
ture by approximately 3 per cent,
says John A. Arey, extension dairy
man of N. C. State college. Three
hundred pounds' of such material,
added in this way, would convert
a crop of 16 to 18 per cent dry
matter into a mixture having near
ly 30 per cent, a very desirable
- Q- Whe,n should sweef potatoes
be harvested ?
A. It is best to allow sweet po
tatoes to mature fully before har
vesting, says P. Watson, exten
sion horticulturist, but they should
be dug before the vines are killed
by frost to reduce losses from soft
tot. If the vines are killed by an
unexpected early frost, they should
be cut from the stems immediate
ly and the potatoes harvested as
soon a. possible.
Q. When should lespedeza be
cut for hay?
A. According to E. C. Blair, ex
tension , agronomist of State col
lege, lespedeza should be cut for
hay when the plants reach full
bloom, or when they attain a
height of 12 inches, whichever oc
curs first. This is about August
15 for Korean and September . 1
for the other varieties. Cutting lat
er than this may mean the loss
of most of the leaves, and lower
quality hay. If cut early for hay,
and if cut high enough to leave
a few green kavei, lespedeza. will
By MRS. F. E. MASH BURN
Miss. Stella Dendy and Mrs.
Myrtle F. Keener were visiting Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Keener recently.
On July 20 Miss Marie Houston
became the bride of Mr. Porter
Moses of Gastonia. Mrs. Moses ' is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mel
Houston of Gneiss. The groom is
the oldest son . of Mr. and Mrs.
Olney Moses of Gastonia.
Miss America Potts and Mr.
Em Hedden were recently married.
Mrs. Hedden is . the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. 'Ab Potts. The groom
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George
Miss Venona Houston has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. Ruby
Woodring in Jackson county.
Theodore Rogers of Shookville
is working for Hayes Hyppson, on
Sunday was a gala day at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Peek, when 40 friends and rela
fives enjoyed a picnic dinner to
gether. After the dinner was i
waterrnelon cutting followed by a
good old-time singing.
Jake Tilson had a delightful visit
from his daughter, Mrs. Parilee
Davis and her husband. They made
the trip from Flint, Mich., on a
If you have a son in the U. S.
Army, Navy, Marines or air force
will you please send me full de
tails, so I can send it into The
Press for publication? Thus their
history can be recorded more in
terestingly and news will go to
their friends scattered everywhere.
James Moses,, son of Mr. and
Mrs. H. 2. Moses of Glenville, who
is in the Coast Guard service has
been transferred to Iceland.
Decoration Day will be observed
make enough seed during the fall
to re-seed the land well
Registrants who get married on
eve of induction or after being or
dered to report to the doctor for
physical examination will do so at
their own risk and will find that
their marriage will not keep them
out of the Army.
This was made1 clear today by
General J. Van B. Meets, state
director of selective service, as he
announced a modification of the
former policy of leniency toward
married men which has been rec--ommended
by State Headquarters.
General Metts stated that a mod
ification in this policy was made
necessary by an increasingly large
number of registrants who are ap
parently undertaking to abuse the
policy of leniency in an effort to
evade military Service.
The modified policy, which was
passed on to all Selective Service
agencies in the state today, is as
"When a registrant acquires sta
tus af.ter issuance of 'Notice to
Appear for Physical Examination',
it should be assumed that both
parties ' concluded the marriage
knowing that the registrant was
subject to early call for service and
were prepared to take the conse- .
quences, and therefore deferment
in such cases would not appear to
be justified. But when a registrant
has indicated on his questionnaire
that he is engaged, giving the
date se,t for the wedding, or has
given similar information in writ
ing to the local board and the '
wedding date falls after issuance
of 'Notice to Appear for Physical
Examination', his case should be
considered in the same way as
those who married after registra
tion, as provided by Amendment
No. 77 to Selective Service Reg
ulations. Of course, there may be
other conditions which would ob
viously temper the above announc
ed modification of , policy, e. g.,
proof that the wife was pregnant,
or conclusive evidence of absolute
dependence wherein the wife would
suffer undue hardship if compelled
to live on the registrant's income
as a soldier, etc."
This modified policy,. General
Metts pointed put, is in line with
a recent amendment to the regu
lations, which is as follows :
"It is not advisable to defer any
such registrant if he acquired such
status for the purpose of avoiding
training and service, and, there
fore, no registrant should be plac
ed in Class III if he acquired such
status after the day. when he was
required to be registered unless
(1) he or his claimed dependent or
dependents present to the local
board written statements of the
facts peculiarly within their knowl
edge, showing the history leading
up to and the circumstances under
which such status was acquired,
and (2) such facts show that the
status of the registrant was ac
quired in a manner consistent with
the ordinary course of human af
fairs and was not acquired to pro
vide the registrant with a basis for
a claim for Class Iill deferment." ,
General Metts was careful to
point out (hat in the application
of these principles he anticipates
that some mistakes will be made.
But he stated he was satisfied that
Selective Service agencies in the .
state would endeavor to do sub
stantial justice in every individual
by Buck Creek and Gold Mine
churches next Sunday.
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