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. ' rr' 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. ?? 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. I ' ? 1 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. ! . EJvS'.D ?t?<" - wr -:ii 'V si'-;: \rjj r ?? ?. - :. KIk .. 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, o T ? r 0' An ? IT*. r 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.