THE FRANKLIN TIMES
Issued Every Friday
215 Court Street Telephone No. 283
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THE EUROPEAN WAR OUTLOOK
The whole world was shocked when the news came
out that France and Great Britain had drawn up a
"peace" agreement between Ethiopia and Italy as a re
ward for its unprovoked attack upon a peaceful and al
most defenseless nation.
It is to the credit of the peoples and the statesmen
of most of the other nations of Europe that they denounc
ed the proposal almost with one voice. The people of
England were stirred to indignation against their gov
ernment. The outcome of this fiasco may easily be a
far more serious international situation than has so far
Ever since the Great War, the position of Great
Britain has been that of guardian of the peace of Europe.
She has held that position because, in spite of ev?ry
thing, the rest of the world believed in England's good
faith. Now, of a sudden, that confidence has been dis
pelled by the present British government 's own act.
It will take a lot of explaining, and years of time,
to rebuild the world's confidence in Britain's national
honor. Doubtless the explanation will be that to give
Mussolini what he wanted was the only way to avert the
actual outbreak of war on the Continent of Europe. But
all the present indications are that the inevitable conflict
has been hastened, rather than retarded.
Coming on top of the failure of the League of Na
tions tq settle the quarrel betweentwo of its members,
and the breakdown of the London Naval Conference, the
failure of England to stand up for the rights of Ethiopia
against Italy's aggressions has thrown all Europe into
a fresh frenzy of nationalism. And that, the keenest ob
servers of European affairs believe, can lead only to war,
and that not long delayed.
Germany alone, of all the European powers, is happy
over the present situation. The United States of America
is lucky to be so clear of "entangling alliances" that we
can look on with a fair degree of unconcern ? for the
The movement for the recording of everybody's
fingerprints seems to be gaining momentum. In several
communities voluntary organizations have been formed
to encourage parents to have their children 's fingerprints
recorded ? and, incidentally, their own. Many munici
palities now require the fingerprinting of every applicant
for a public job. .Sometimes, when these fingerprints are,
,.Bent to Washington for comparison with those of per
sons of known criminal records, strange discoveries are
made. Crooks of varying degrees have thus been detect
ed in their efforts to get on the public payroll in positions
The largest collection of fingerprints anywhere in
the world is in the Department of Justice in Washington.
An even larger file may soon have to be established, to
identify persons claiming benefits under the new Social
Security Act. There does not seem to be any good argu
ment against keeping a fingerprint record for identifica
tion purposes. Criminals and their lawyers are about
the only serious objectors.
Recently several "missing" men were located by
means of their fingerprint records, and the identity erf
several persons killed in .accidents was established by
the same means. The Department of Justice has 'opened
its files to those who wish to place their own fingerprints
on record, and the number availing tgira selves of tfcia
privilege is steadily growing.
THIS "BUY AT HOME" TALE
We realize, of course, that advocating a policy of
"Buy at Home" often falls on deaf ears. The lure of
distant markets has always exerted a magic that many
people cannot resist.
But, whenever you find a good town, a lively, pro
gressive community where stores, are bright and attrac
* tive, where fine churches and schools are numerous,
where there is pride taken in the attractiveness of homes
and lawns, you will find that the people of that town are
mostly "buy-at-homers." This applies as much to the
business men and his family as it does to the day labor
er; oftentimes it is the former who is the biggest offender
against the "b'uy-at-home" program.
The person who buys merchandise away from home
is no better than the local employer of labor who hires
ontsiders. Both are contributing their mite toward
crippling their own community, and helping some other
town. ? Pioneer-Tribune, Manistique, Mich.
L Be oritical? of yourself.
If I can live in simple comfort ami owe 110 man,
sharing intimately with loved ones life's varied experi
eces; If I can bring a touch of healing and a clearer out
look into the trials and problems of those with whom I
mingle; if I can humbly undertake public service when
the public calls me, caring neither too much nor too little
for popular approval; if I can give spiritual values al
ways the first place, and gladly sink from sight, like a
bit of heaven, that others might be elevated ? then will
this experiment of living yield in full measure the true
wealth of contentment and happiness. ? Alfred Osborne.
Seventy-one per cent of a selected group of the larg
est general automotive newspaper advertisers will in
crease advertising appropriations in 1936 over 1935.
Men in the United States have bought on the aver
age four-tenths of a suit of clothes a year since 1929.
Let us hope it was the pants fraction. ? Boston Evening
We agree with the judge who ruled that a wooden
leg does not bar a man from operating an automobile.
It's wooden heads that cause most of the troublei ? Mc
Pherson, Kansas, Republican.
Pipe smokers are said to have better dispositions
than other men. Perhaps it seems that way because a
man with a pipe in his mouth finds it difficult to argue
himself into a fighting frame of mind.
Is there anything more disgusting to hear than the
fellow without any real complaint eternally howling?
But how refreshing, when you hear the person you think
has every reason to be downhearted always presenting
the brightest side of life. Which do you think gets the
most of lifet
A home-town newspaper always stands for the good
things in any community. No worth-while movement
succeeds without the newspaper's support. A worth
while newspaper can accomplish much good and usually
does, but seldom does an individual appreciate it. If
newspapers charged for the space they devote to boost
ing a community the publishers could soon retire. Yet
the publisher profits no more from community progress
than does the average citizen. ? News-Plain-Dealer,
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Don't complain about keeping up poor kin. Think
of Uncle Sam.
What father would like most to get out of his new
car is the rest of the family.
Assisting a Criminal to escape the law as a crime,
unless you happen to be a lawyer. ' 9r
t .fl ?
Under the Wagner bill the employer still would be
pennitted to watch the wheels go round..
We recently found a man who admitted he's not try
ing to leave footprints on the sands of time, being more
interested in covering up a lot of those already made.
MOHN JOSEPH GAINES, M-D-ST"
My nearest neighbor is a grandmother $ince quite recently. Her youngest
son's baby is now 3 months old. The^n^pUwr of the infant is not fully re
covered from an exhausting confinenfitt jliid she is with her mother, re
cuperating. Tto-Jnfant's father is it coi^-act employment, hence he i?
a Way an$ henc?. grandma, 'vith her vast Vflcperience, comes in handy.
Two days age; I was called by telephone. "Baby was sneezing, and
the tiny nose was getting red ; there was some restlessness in this unusually
good baby. What to do?"
Did I go into a medical fit and give this baby calomel, aconiter*and
othei* poisons? I did not. I told the grandmother to keep that room at a
steady temperature and to- give baby plenty of pure water.- I advised a
very simple laxative that was clearly indicated for elimination. Then, be
quiet please, I recommended red onion-juice, a drop on '?* dhtle sugar
every hour or two!
I just telephoned this hour, before I turned to my typewriter. "Baby
it all right," was the welcome message. Just a word more about keeping
up elimination through bowels and kidneys and a caution about feeding
a 3-months baby too much starches. Also a final injunction to use just
plain horse sense with the perfectly new youngster, the pride of the
The incident is closed. I wonder just bow many young mothers and
older grandmothers will pick up a grain of practical utility out of my
discourse this week.
MODERN W?Mf N
% -Chaul Ormond William/- '
President ol N*tioo?l Federation of Bndnete
ind Profeeaional Women'. Clube, Inc.
I wo women are officially working
on the great social problem of liquor
control in the states. Mrs. John S.
Sheppard of New York is a member
of the New York State Liquor
Authority and Mrs. Edith McClure
Patterson of Cleveland is a member
of the Ohio Liquor Control Board.
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A third Nobel Prize was awarded
to the famous Curie family of France
recently when Mrs. Frederick Curie ?
Joliot was given the Nobel prize in
chemistry. Both her father and mother
were previous recipients of this honor.
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Ruth Bryan Owen of Florida, the
first United States woman citizen to
serve as Minister to another country,
returned to Denmark early in Decem
ber, saying that she was hurrying back
to her post at Copenhagen to enjoy a
real Chritmas. Evidently our Madam
Minister likes her post at Denmark's
? ? ?
The November election returns in
New York St^te showed, (list many
w men were elected to office: if is" I
Jane Todd, to the State Assembly ;
Min Mi'.i 'lajlor, CtfimiwiHr *?
Public Welfare in Westchester,
County; Miss Margaret Engtrt to a
similar post in Sullivan County ; Mrs. I
Flora Hofstetter, County Treasurer of
Herkimer; Mrs. Elinor K. Herrick, j
Supervisor of Madison County; Mrs.|
Mary Livingston, Supervisor of West
? ? ?
Eighteen women were elected town
clerks; a woman, Minnie H. Crandetl,
was elected tax collector of Wayne
County. Twelve women were chosen
as school directors.
? ? ?
An Indiana woman, Miss Christine
Beck, who owns a Jewelry shop, re
cently outlined the attributes that
make women a success in the business
world. 1 ? S
"Win the confidence of your custom
i "Have confidence in yourself."
Two simple maxims frequently
overlooked I . .
"EAST OF JAVA '
At The Louisburg Theatre
New Year's Day, Jan. 1st
Starring Charles Bick
One of the most thrilling and|
tense of all jungle production* la
Universale "Eaat of Java." Btar
rlng Charles Blckford, at the
Louisburg Theatre New Year's
day, Jan. 1st.. Blckford, cast as
an American gangster fleeing
from East Africa with "G" men
on his trail, champions seven cow
ering human beings, including a
beautiful woman, against seven
lions, when a tramp schooner Is
wrecked on the reefs of a jungle
isle a hundred miles -from the
nearest civilization. This is the
film in which Blckford was at
tacked by a crazed lion and near
ly died of his wounds.
In the cast are Elizabeth
Young, Frank Albertson, Leslie
Fenton, Clarence Muse, and many
other noted players of stage and
screen. The production was di
rected by Qeorge Melford from
the book, "Tiger Island," by Gou
verneur Morris, and adapted for
the screen by Paul Peres and
James Ashmore Creelman. Paul
The story opens with Blckford
fleeing the East African port of
Simba Sao in the tramp schooner
"Sea Dragon," Leslie Fenton,
master. The ship is shipping, be
side human cargo, a consignment
of lions and other jungle beasts,
to America. A tropical hurricane
sweeps the ship onto reefs, hu-l
man* and beasts escape to the is
land, and the tight for the survi
val of the Attest starts. Hunger/
thirst, lack of firewood, fever and
jungle Insanity follow as the
beasts sweep closer and closer to
their human prey.
Who survives the gruelling bat
tle is told only in the last part of
the last reel. Blckford, in a role
that calls for him to be half hu
man, half beast, as heflghts off
his enemies, both human and an
imal, handles each situation with
brute ferocity and force.
Why are church pews so uni
formly uncomfortable? Are they
really uncomfortable or do they
just seem so to the man whose
wife has contrived to get him
Into church that Sunday
Neighbor ? 1 presume that when
your son yent to college he was
Inoculated with the love of learn
Father ? Yes, but it didn't take.
Let your New Year enter with a
fanfare of trumpets. . . . Greet
him with laughter and shouts of
glee. He is a better, brighter
and happier New Year for all.
We hope that the joy we derived
from serving you during the past
year will be duplicated in 1936.
We hope our service may merit
your highest approval.
WE THANK YOU.
LOUISBURG, N. CAROLINA
Chords of happiness
and hopes for greater
achievements ring out
in welcome to the new
year dawning. ... It is
our sincere wish that it
usher in a new happi
j ness for you and yours
...and begins a long
series of prosperous
WHELESS ? BURGESS, IMC.