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    TO THE PEOPLE OF
FRANKLIN COUNTY
While the Board of County Commissioners, aa
such, is taking no part in the campaign betweeu
? those "For" and "Against" Control. I feel it en
tirely proper to say in behalf of the Board of
County Commissioners that; in the event the
Control Act is ratified by the vote of the people
of Franklin County, this board, without political
consideration, will appoint the best men available
as members of the Board of Control.
We will give to the Board of Control our hearty
cooperation In stamping out the traffic in illicit
liquor, and In making the plan a success as far
as we can.
In no event, if the act Is ratified, will the credit
of the County be pledged or impaired for the
opening and operation of A B. C. stores Plant
have been worked out In other counties whereby
the county is not liable in any manner for pur
chases or expense. This same plan can and will
be used in Franklin County.
T. W. BOONE, Chairman
Board of Commissioners of
Franklin County.
December 18. 1935.
'l'HK FOLLOWING INTERVIEWS HAVE
BEEN GIVEN:
In response to your request as to how I stand 1n
regard to the election to be held on December
23rd. I beg to say that whil I have no criticism
for those wfeo differ with my opinion, I am con
vinced that the Turlington Act under which we
are now operating will never be enforced because
It It too extreme, in its provisions. I do not know
that the Control Act can be rigidly enforced, but
I am confident that under its operation, conditions
will be better in Franklin County than they are
at the present time.
If the control should not prove satisfactory,
then certainly we can alter or repeal it at our next
* General Assembly, which convenes in January,
1937.
Yours very truly.
R. L. LAYTON. '
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In fifteen years of active practice I hare been
brought into intimmate contact with all kinds of
homes in all parts of the County and have had an
excellent opportunity to see first hand all the as
pects of the liquor problem under Prohibition
Unlimited amounts of liquor of doubtful and
sometimes dangerous quality have been made, sold
and consqmed in this "County during these years.
The usual ills attending the abuse of liquor hare
followed ? saddened, imporished homes and ruin
ed Uvea. Tempted by the lure of easy profits
hundreds of previously law abiding, industrious
citixens have become bootleggers, and moral de
generation and disgrace have followed for them
and their families.
I am sincerely convinced that the proposed Isw
for liquor control is a very definite step In hte
right direction to remedy the bootlegging evil and
the crime and wide spread contempt for law that
it breeds. By making that vicious industry pro
fitless as well as risky its eventual end is In sight.
If there is no perfect remedy for the abuse of al
cohol. and there seems to be none, at least liquor
can be made to pay for the harm it does by di
verting to the county treasurer the considerable
profit derived from Its u ale which now goes Into
the pockets of bootleggers ana makes outlaws of
them.
Conditions can be no worse ? -I feel that the
proposed change is clearly for the better.
Yours very truly,
HARRY H. JOHNSON.
You uk me how I fee! Ill regard to the Control
election to be held December 23rd, and In anawer
to your question I beg to say that while I would
be glad to se all liquor and the traffic therein
destroyed, I do not think that this result can be
obtained under present conditions and If liquor
must be sold, I teel that the County should con
trol and tax the sale thereof. I believe that pub
lic sentiment is and will continue to be against
the rigid enforcement of the Turllgton Act which
makes any man a crlmln al who obtains whiskey
no matter what the need for hum may be, and I
honestly bt-lleve that the so-called Dry Forces are
making a mistake In opposing the Control Act.
I shall rote for Control with the hope and expec
tation that the liquor evil will be better con
trolled than at th? present.
HERBERT O. PERRY, M. D.
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You ask me what I thlnls about the liquor Con
trol Act. In reply to your question, I beg to say
that I know that a, great deal of Illicit whiskey is
now sold In Franklin County, and I am afraid
that for many years this condition will continue.
If liquor must be sold In Franklin County, I think
It better to control and tax the sale, and I believe
that under the Control Act, we can stamp out
much of the Illegal llqnor traffic. For this and
many other reasons which convince me that the
Control Act should be tried out In Franklin
County, I expect to vote for same at the election
to be held on December 2Srd.
?9. H. ALLEN.
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I favor Whiskey Control, or the A. B. C Store
because I think it Is far bettor than what we
Pan good citizens who drink can get
key, legally. While we bring whiskey
in t? be handled by good cltliena, we
another try to r the solution of the
'..Yours very truly,
A. W. PER80N.
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TO THE VOTERS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY: J- ?
We feel that the people of Franklin County should consider seriously and calm
ly the question to be answered at the election to be held on Monday, December 23rd.
it f%ii(rt a question as to whether we are WET or DRY ? We think it will be conceded
that Franklin County is ALREADY WET. The question to be decided IS whether
or not we are satisfied with present conditions, or desire to improve these condi
tions by trying out a plan which seems to be successful in other counties.
We believe/ that the bone dry Turlington Act has proven unenforceable be
cause it is too drastic. Under its terms, no matter what the necessity for alcoholic
stimulant might be, you cannot procure same in Franklin County without becoming
in the eyes of the law, a criminal. Sucli law cannot maintain the support of a free
and enlightened public sentiment. And in spite of its enactment, we think it will
be conceded that more illicit liquor is being sold in Franklin County, and there is
more promiscuous drirffci6g: especially. among our yo(rtf^<8ien and women, than ever
before.
We believe that the improper use of intoxicating liquors should be discourag
ed by every means possible, by preaching, teaching and example. However, we are
? .... uoavinced that absolute prohibition is ^pt now the cure for the .liquor evil, and
while we do not expect the new Control Act to prove a perfect solution of the liquor
problem, we do believe that it is a step in the right direction and worthy of a fair
trial.
Because we believe: (1) That the present prohibition law cannot be enforced
and in many respects is worse than a failure; (2) That the Control Act can be en
forced and will better conditions in Franklin County: (3) That liquor is being, and
will be sold, ? and it should be controlled and taxed to the end that the tax burden
of our people may be lightened to that extent: (4) That we know that if the Con
trol Act is ratified and should not prove satisfactory it can be changed or re
pealed by our next General Assembly-^-we ask you to meet this issue without
prejudice or hvpocricy and let your common sense be your guide in casting your
ballot. L
Without criticism for those who thi nk otherwise, we believe that the morals,
health, and financial interest of the peop le of Franklin bounty, will be best served ,/?
by the ratification of the Control Act.
Yours in the interest of Franklin County.
ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER CONTROL OF
SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY,
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T ? r 0' An
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We, as practical citizens, interested only in the welfare of our
people believe that we know existing conditions better than the
so-called "United Dry Forces" and we shall vote "For Control"
on December 23rd with the hope and expectation of improving
the present conditions and making Franklin County a better
county within which to live.
E. H. MALONE
W. J. COOPER
A. W. PERSON
W. B. TUCKER
S. P. BODDIE
Q. S. LEONARD
P. R. WHITE
F. W. WHELESS, JR.
A. E. HENDERSON
W. N. FULLER
W. O. BALL
W. H. HORTON
F. H. ALLEN
CLYDE BURGESS
L. J. PERNELL
W. H. PERNELL
C. W. JONES
L. 0. THARRINGTON
J. R. EARLE, JR
P. D. WESTER
F. M. FULLER
HERBERT 0. PERRY, M. D.
J. W. WINSTON
0. A. UNDERWOOD
W. 0. PERRY
R F. OREEN
E. L. OREEN
W. B. BARROW
MRS. T. K. STOOKARD
G. M. HOWARD
D. F. McKINNE
E. F. THOMAS
J. ISA WELDON
A. F. JOHNSON
W. L. LUMPKIN
W. T. KING
MRS. JIMMIE ALLEN
MBS. STAPLETON ALLEN
R F. YARBOEOUGH
P. S. ALLEN
MRS. S. P. BODDIE
J. H. JOYNEB
MBS. J. B SABLE, JB.
B 0. BECK, JB.
KILGO GARDNER
F. M. COX
J. B MEDLIN
J. P. TIMBEBLAKE, JB.
J. A. HODGES
J. 0. GREEN
H. H. UTLEY
D. 0. HIGKS
W. F. ROSE
L. T. SUITT
. JNO. T. SAWYER
GEOBGE GILLIAM
WALLACE H. GREEN
S. P. PARKER
0. MOORE
JOHN F. GONELLA
H. E. PEARCE, JR.
, R. W. SMITHWICK
< J. Y. BEASLEY
T. K. STOOKARD
W. E. BARTHOLOMEW
E. C. BULLUCK
AROH H. PERRY, M. D.
F. A. READ
A. S. J. HAMLETT
O. C. PARRISH
EDWARD F. GRIFFIN
F. Q. BAKER
0. W. LEA
F. R. ROSE
W. D. EOERTON
R. A. PEARCE
LAWRENCE MILLER
B. 0. ALFORD
H. L. DENTON
J. W. MURPHY
B. N. WILLIAMSON
W. E. WHITE, JR. /
MRS. K. K. ALLEN
W. E. MURPHY, JR.
S. D. HARRIS
J. R. TERRELL 4
J. D. TERRELL
THE TRUTH ABOUT
LIQUOR CONTROL
The Liquor Control Election to be beld next
Monday. December 23 la a challenge to the Intel
ligence of the rotera of Franklin County; the
question that we. as citizens, are to decide Is,
whether we will squarely face the actual postive
facts as to the present existing conditions, or
whether we will shut our eyes to the facts and
rote for our Ideals, without taking Into considera
tion the conditions that actually exist In Franklin
County with respect to the manufacture and sale
of Illicit whiskey.
The Ideal of every citizen Is that liquor be for
ever banished from civilization, and this has been
the ideal of humanity since its beginning. We
are confronted with the question of the most sen
sible and intelligent handling of the liquor prob
lem and should decide whether it is best to have
blockade liquor manufactured on every branch
and creek in Franklin County and sold publicly
In every community and neighborhood, in the
County to our boys and girls by an irresponsible
element of our citizenship who fatten and grow
rich without work; or whether we shall control
by governmental action the sale and distribution
of whiskey and take (he profits that have been
going to the bootleggers and use them to reduce
our taxes, to help pay the burden of the expense*
of good government, to break up the manufacture
and illegal sale of whiskey and to teach temper
ance, sobriety and respect for law to the younger
generation.
way not put tbe bootlegger out of his profitable
business and put htm to work? Wby pay him
the profit that is so sorely needed to Increase our
school term and relieve our taxpayers? How
could It be possible to bare more liquor in Frank'
Itn County than we have under the present law
Why tax our meat and bread and necessities of
life in the name of government and let liquor,
which is of no value to man, go tar free?
Our neighboring counties under rigid liquor
control have practically dried up bootlegging;
have reduced the purchasing of liquor, and are
using the revenue for the benefit of their tarpay
ers. Are we still willing to let the bootleggers
get the revenue rather than give H to the tax
payers?
On Monday, December 23, ltfSS. vote the ticket
upon which appears the words "For Control Act"
and you will be casting your ballot to bring about
the following change In conditions in our County:
1 ? Eliminate the deplorable conditions brought
about by the manufacture and sale of whiskey to
boys and girls.
2 ? Place the control and sale of whiskey under
rigid and strict regulation, subject to police sup
ervision.
3 ? Take the tremendous profits from the boot
legger and reduce your taxes.
4 ? Take the glamour and romance of buying
and drinking liquor from the young people.
6 ? Guarantee to the mothhers and fathers that
their minor children cannot buy liquor.
6? Bring about public respect for law and
order. _
7 ? Unite all of the citiienshtp of our County
with a real drive tor temperance.
The citixens favoring rigid liquor control for
Franklin County have no paid workers or press
agents and leave the question with the voters of
Franklin County upon the facts as they actually
exist.
It In a shameful thing that the so called
"United Dry Forces of Franklin County" who
claim to stand tor temperance should be guilty
of distributing throughout Franklin County,
circulars filled with the most intemperate state
ments and gross inaccuracies. These circulars
appear to hare been written by outsiders and
while calculated to mislead the we do
not think that our _ sober thinking voters of
Franklin County, who are thoroughly disgusted
with present comJI|i^, will permit this kind of
PURE BUNK to effect them.
If the Control Act Is ratified by thhe voters of
Franklin County, there will be NO saloons. The
stores to be conducted under the law will be ran
by o cials appointed by our own elected County
Commissioners, and will be under bond for the
faithful performance of their duties. There ap
pears in the opposite column a statement signed
by some of our best citlsen* who know conditions
in our county better than anyone in Virginia or
BnMgh or Kalamazoo. These aaase "United Dry
Forees" wanted to deny us the right to Tote on
this question. Ifut they right there? The
Safcrrme Court of Worth Carolina said not. Lis
t M to your own people who stand for the best
Interests of your Obanty, and. courage
of your convictions by voting ' "MB COJCTROt/'
and the destruction of boot laagiay la Franklin
County.
    

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