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LOUISBCTRO, N. CAROLINA FRIDAY. APRIL 31, I9SV
BURCHETT i
NOT GOILTY
H. C. AYESCUE BEING
TRIED FOR INCEST
Judge G. V. Cowper, Presid
ing At The April Term of
Franklin Criminal Court
? Grand Jury Makes Re
port
The regular April term of
Franklin Superior Court conven
ed Monday morning with His Hon
or Judge G. V. Cowper, of Kin
afon, presiding, and Solicitor W.
Y. Bickett ably representing the
State. The Gravid Jury drawn in
February was in session and
heard a most able and practical
charge in which Judge Cowper
stressed the idea that every citi
zen has a right to think and do
whatever he wishes to do, until it ?
begins to interfere with Wke rights
of others. Referring to the Con- 1
stitutlon he quoted "we hold these |
truths to be self evident" t>he
rights of man, "that all men are j
created equal." He didn't think ,
the last reference meant eqnal. ex-:
cept in opportunity so far as gov
ernment* is concerned, to life, lib
erty and the pursuit of Happi- j
ness. It is the object of govern
ment to protect these rights, he
said. He informed the jurors that '
it was tiheir duty to find probable
cause, and not to try cases, for the
purpose to see that those entitled
to be tried should be sent on to
Court, and t'hose against whom
was not sufficient evidence to jus
tify a trial be not sent up to oc
cupy the time of the Court. He;
advised them that it' would be '
wise to get back to the fundumeu- 1
tal parts of this government. The:
charge, while varying largely
from others, was regarded as the
wisest and most directly t?> the ]
question of the relation of the
Courts to the public and the pub
lic to the Courts that has been
heard in t'his Court House in a
long while.
The docket was taken up and
disposer of as follows:
J. V. Pridgen plead guilty tot
failure to support his child and
was given 8 months on roads, to
be suspended upon paying the doc
tor $25 and to the Court $10 per
montlffor his child, and the costs. !
He was allowed to see child three
times each month by giving its ,
mother one day's notice.
Talmadge Burchett was found
not guilty of reckless driving, hit
..nd run.
H. C. Ayscue. incest, in process'
02 tTial.
This is only a one week term.
Report of Grand Jury
The Grand Jury completed its
work on Wednesday morning and
was discharged with the t'hanks
of the Court. It's reports is as
tOltOWBT ?
We, the Grand Jury for t'he
April, 1939 term of the Franklilij
County Superior Court, do respect
Sully return and report the fol
lowing as a true report of the
acts, activities and works of the
Grand Jury for this term:
I. We have made a careful
and deliberate examination of all
oi lis of Indictment and have pass- ;
ed on all bills presented for thoj'
consideration of the Grand Jury. '
2. That the common jail of
Franklin County has been iuspec- 1
ted and examined by the Grand
Jury and found to be In good con- 1
dltlon, except certelir Improve
ments which have been heretofore
recommended by the Grand Jury [
nave not been completed, and it is
highly recommended that the
Board of Commissioners give this
matter their immediate consider
ation. y
3. The County Home was vis
ited and the home is being kept
in a very sanitary and good condi
tion. The inmates are well pleas
ed and it appears that the home is
being properly managed and sup
ervised.
4. The North Carolina State
Highway and Public Works Pris
on Camp was visited and Inspected
and found in excellent condition.
6. The Grand Jury Inspected
the courthouse and the offices and
in so far as they were able to as
certain, It was found In good con
dition and the offices properly
conducted by the officials of the
County.
6. It was reported to tihe
Grand Jury from several commu
nities that there is now existing
minor law violations, such as dis
orderly conduct, and the Grand
Jury called the Solicitor of the
County Court before its body and
requested certain action to be ta
ken, and each violation was re
ported in detail and it appears
?hat proper action will be taken
to correct) the existing evils.
The members of this Grand Jury
wish to thank His Honor, G. V.
Cowper, Judge Presiding over this
?esslon of the Court, for his in
structions and the courtesies
chown us during this term of !
Court, and also we wish to thank
William Y. Bickett for his per
formance and asslstanee during
this term of Court.
Respectfully submitted.
Jullan-K. Weldon, Foreman.
BUYS BONDS
ORORGK I. GH1FFIX
formerly of Louisburg. wlioj
bought the $18,000 bonds for thej
Armory Tuesday.
Bonds Sell Well
George I. Griffin, Louisburg
Boy, Buys Issue
News received in Louisburg
Tuesday relative to the sale of the i
$18,000 Armory Bonds was very
pleasing to officials and citizens.
The first $5,000 was sold to bear
an interest) rate of 4 per cent and
the remaining; $13,000 sold at
4 1-4 per cent. Both lots were
bought by Mr. George I. Griffin, a
Louisburg boy, who is meeting
with much success in the bond
business, with headquarters at
Kahigh.
EIGHT FOR COMMIS
SIONERS
Two I ''or .\Ja> t?c in Town of I'Vauk
linloii? Winners To Bo. Deter
mined at Klcrtion May lind.
The town of Pranklinton does '
not hold a primary but lets all j
who wish to do so file and run for !
Mayor and Commissioner on Elec- j
won day. This year Mayor H. C.
Kearney will be opposed by Mr.
Wallace H. Green, and eight of
Kranklinton's popular citizens will
contend for the tive Commission- [
ers places as follows: L. W. Hen- j
demon. 1'. P. Purnell, C. W.
Brown, Dv. A. If. Winston. .1. T.
Cooper, G..L. Cooke. It. ('. Whit
fleld. F. P. Preddy.
The election will be held on
May 2nd. in the Mayor's office, at
which time and place every citizen
of-t^i ankiinton e ntitled to vote "is
urged to go out and cast his or her
ballot for the 'ones they wish to
govern the town the next two
years.
JAMKS T. l/AKSITER
PIES AT HOSPITAL
James Thomas Lassiter, 54,
died at a local hospital here at
ff>80 a. m. Saturday after an ill- 1
ness of eight weeks He was a
native of Franklin County, and
had engaged in farming most of'
his life.
Mr. Lassiter is su rVived by "tils']
widow, Mrs. Myrtle Lassiter, and j
the following children: Theodore
Lassiter, Mrs. Lucille Neal, of
Warren Counfy; Nathaniel, Isa
bel'le and J. T. Lassiter, Jr., of
Palmer Springs, Va.
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at Lib
erty Christian Church at Epsom,
in charge of the pastor, Rev. S. E.
Madren, and interment was in the
church cemetery.
Mr. Lassiter was a former resi
dent! of Henderson, but had not
lived here for the past five years.
Pallbearers for the funeral were
as follows: Frank, Joe W. and
Robert Lassiter, and Robert, Jack
and Everett Ayscue. ? Gold Leaf.
"Have you ever noticed." says
Fletcher Daily, "that when a man
U about fixed for life he is ready
for death?"
PROGRAM AT THE
LOUISBURG THEATRE
The following is the program
at the Loulsburg Theatre begin
ning Saturday, April 22:
Saturday ? Double Feature ?
George O'Brien In "Gun Law" and
The Hlgglns Family In "My Wife's
Relatives", also Chapter No. 2
"Lone Ranger Rides Again."
Sunday-Monday ? Jeanette Mc
Donald In "Broadway Serenade" j
with Lew Ayres. Inn Hunter and
Frank Morgan.
Tuesday ? Don Ameche. RiU
Bros., Blnnle Barnes and Gloria
Stuart In "The Three Musketeers".
Wednesday ? Sally Ellers and
Allan Lane In "They Male Her A
Spy."
Thursday1FYIday ? Errol Flynn,
Olivia DeHavlUand and Ann Sher
idan in "Dodge City."
LOUISBURG
BOARD NAMES
PRESIDENT
i ? i, I,
Dr. Walter Patten, Former
Public Relations Agent.
To Head College
Louisburg College trustees,
meeting in Edenfcou Street Meth
odist Church, Raleigh, voted to
accept the resignation of Dr. D. E.
Earnhardt as president of the |
school and unanimously elected ;
Dr. Walter Patten, public rela- i
tions agent for t'he" college; to sue- j
ceed him. li
Dr. Earnhardt's resigntion will ?' i
become effective at the end of the 1
school year. May 23, and Dr. Pat- |
ten will take office immediately. (
Dr. Earnhardt submitted his res
ignation on April 3. He is com- j
plet'ing his third year in the office, j
Before considering a successor, j
the board of trustees heard a mo- ,
tfon by E. H. Malone. speaking
"not only as a trustee but on be- ;
half of Louisburg College." that j
the board ask Dr. Earnhardt to
withdraw his resignation. The 1
motion, seconded by the Uev. W.
V. McRae, of FayeWeville, was |
adopted unanimously.
In response, Dr. Earnhardt
spoke of "my love for the college
and my faith in its future," said
he accepted the presidency of the
college to yWmet an emergency cre
ated by the sudden death of the
Uev. A. D. Wilcox. "The work has
acorded me great pleasure and
many fine contact's." he declared,
"and although I appreciate the
spirit of the board, 1 feel that hav-j
ing dedicated my life to. the!
preaching of t lie Gospel. I lie pas-1
torate offers 'me the field for the j
lies!- service."
i ne noaru voiea 10 a ceo pi me,"
resignation "with deep regrets
and appreciation for the splendid
service" oT Dr. Earnliardi.
The trustees decided to act im
mediately on selection of a succes
sor so that* he might have an op
portunity. before the close of the
sehoot year, to gain full knowledge
or 'operation of the school.
. After discussing a number of
prospective nominees, the board
decided that itr. i^atteir^iiot only ?
qualifies in scholarship and execu
tive ability but by reason of his
knowledge of the needs of the col
lege, and is ideally suited to suc
ceed Dr. Earnhardt." H
Dr. Patten has served a number '
of churches in North Carolina and
as presiding elder, and ia regard
ed as an outstanding .Methodist '
minister.
During Dr.' Earnhardt's admin
istration t?he college enrollment
has increased from 271 to 441; 25
new dormitory rooms have been 1
added; 18 0 acres of land has been |
added to the college property, and
a poultry farm, ii dairy farm and
a truck farm have been establish- !
ed. Salaries of teachers have been j
Increased 25 per cent. :
The college debt lias been re- 1
duced from $190,000 to less than:
$20,000.
WILLIAM BARROW
TO ANNAPOLIS
Marion, Alabama, April 16. ? j'
Special ? The Navy Class of the ; 1
Marion Institute Army & Navy 1
College consisting of 56 members . '
will complete their special prepar- .
atory course for entrance to the
United States Naval Academy here '
Tuesday. Forty-three members of .
the class will be exempt from men- .
tal examinations and the remain- c
ing thirteen will begin exams
here Wednesday morning, April {
19 and wi|l complete exams Friday J
afternoon, April 21. All the
members of the class with one or *
two exceptions will remain at Mar
ion Institute until the close of the '
academic year May 22 and will '
take the first* year course given at
Annapolis. Among those listed
from North Carolina are William I
Barrow, Louiaburg. and Sam Du
ltn, Fr., Elizabeth City.
SCHOOL CONTEST
With four filing to fill the three
places on the Board of Trustees of
the Franklinton Public Schools, a
contest has resulted which will
have to be decided in the election
to be held on Tuesday. May 2nd.
This election will be held Jointly
with the Town of Franklinton
election and the polling place will
be at the Mayor's officfe in Frank
linton. All voters In t>he town
ship are entitled to vote In this
election and should show their in
terest In good schools by going out
and giving a big vote to the three
they wish tv be members of* tho
Board.
The vacancies to be filled on
the Board are D. C. Hiclcg, George i
Gilliam and C. L. McOhee. Those :
filing for election on May 2nd, are
D. C. Hlcka, George Gilliam, C. L.
McGhee and C. F. Best.
Go out and vote for your choice.
u
"The rath who says he want* s
but little here below," aaya Dan a
Burton, '4a usually too laty to go <j
after mora."- \ , .. a
INTEREST IS
AWAKENING
WEBB AND FURGERSON
FOR MAYOR
Nine Out For Commission
ers ? Only One of Origi
nally Elected Board In
Race ? Primary Tuesday
As the time for tiling for the
privilege of running for the nomi
nation for the several town offices
closed on Tuesday nighi it was
learned that two filed for Mayor
ind nine for Commissioners. In
:he Mayoralty lace Mayor W. C.
Webb, Ltjuisburg's present effic
ient official, will be opposed by
VfcM. Furgerson. This face is;
creating some political comment*
n the fact that one is classed as a
Democrat while the other is class- 1
>d as a republican. The town
?lection however makes no distinu
ion, but is and has always beeu
iperated as u non-partisan elec
ion. In fact Mr. Furgerson has
lerved the town as a Commission- 1
sr in former years.
.IiLthe Commissioners race there
tre nine seeking the six places to|
)e tilled, only one of which. Mr.
>V. B. Barrow, was among those
sleeted two years ago. P. W.J
Elam, C. R. Sykes and F. H. Al
en, members of the present
Board, were appointed to fill the
vacancies caused by the deaths of
W. B. White, L. L. Joyner and F. !
tf. Allen. Sr. The new candidates
ire R. C. Bock. C. A. Itagland. F
t. Pleasants. W. <1. Lancaster
ind W. J. (Pete) Shcaiin. All of
bese gentlmen art: among Louis
lurg's most success I' u 1 and proin
lient citizens an<l any of theini
?lected will make excellent olfir
a Is.
The primary will he held on
lext Tuesday, the polls being held
>pen in the Court House and ii< is
loped a large per cent of the vo-|
ers of the town will go out and
ake a part In selecting the offic
ials for the tov.ii the next two
ream. ? , 1
The attention nt' alt onv read-1
;is is direct ell t.i the :i niioii ni-i'
uents of candidates in this issue. I
AUTO INJURIES
Mr. n nd Mrs. J. A. IVarce. Mr.
I. P. Lumpkin and Miss Josephine'
louse received painful. hut not
lerinus injuries in an qiitomobUeJ
iccident in Suffolk. Va., Sunday!
light*. Th?*y wen* returning from
Portsmouth where they had been
0 see the U< S. battle fleet, and
heir car was struck in the side by
1 car driven by a Mr. Outlaw, at
i street crossing. The car driv- f
?n by the Louisburg party was.
11 r lied over and badly deniofishcd.
Their many friends will be glad
o know they are recovering nice- ^
y after returning home Monday
evening. Chief of Police C. K. |
'ace went up after them and ac
:ompanied them hack.
STUDENTS VISIT '
WASHINGTON
t'urt of the studenls'of the Ooldl
Sand High School Hpent several
lays, just before Raster, in Wash-|
ington. A Rood time wan had l>v
jveryone. \
They visited the Capitol, While:
House, Zoo. Meuseum, Building of
Printing and Engraving, Lincoln *
iome, Lincoln's Memorial,! Ar-'
ington Cemetery, Unknown Sol
der's grave, Mb. Vernon, etc.
Those who went were as fol-j
own: Miss Turner, Marie Lanier,
losa Speed. Mildred Watkins,
..iuda Lancaster. Inez Guptoji, Ha
:el Joyner. Edith Joyner, Hilda
jriffin, Eleanor Wilson, Mr, Alex-;
inder, Maurice Person, ^r., Geo. |
^aynor, Jr., A. C. Grey, Jr., and j
ililton Lancaster.
FORESTRY TRIl'
Raleigh, April 19. ? An acade
nic odyssey 8,400 miles long will
>e started Saturday by seniors in
he Division of Forestry at North
Carolina State College. Included
n'this group is W. L. Beasley, Jr.,
if Loulsburg,
On- a 40-day inspection trip
hat will take them to California
md back, the 33 students and two
acuity members will visit many
if the nation's natural wonder
ands. They are scheduled to re
urn to State Cbllege May 31.
Accompanying the students on
he tour, longest attempted by a
itate College group, will be Dr.
f. V. Hofmann, director, ofthe Dl
'ision of Forestry, and Lenthall
Vyman, professor of forestry.
Onrh spring an Inspection tour Is
aken by seniors In forestry, as a
equlsito for their graduation,
rhey will make dally reports en
oute ns part) of their claaswork.
THANKS
We wish to express our sincere
ppreclatlou for the kindness and
ympathy shown us during the
Ickness and death of our llttt?
laughter, Betty Ann.
Mr. and Mrs... Earl Currln
Three Generations of Ford's at The World's Fair
NEW YORK CITY . . . Henry Ford (center), his sen Edscl (right),
and his grandson Henry, 2nd, took part with ether distinguished
visitors in the dedication of the Ford Exhibit and "The Road of To
morrow" at the World's Fair. Henry Ford, 2nd, is in his third year
at Yale University.
BASE-BALL
liouisbiii'g town (cam an
iiounceM a game on Sunday,
.April 28rd, against Sclnui, at
the Hall Park. The game will
be called at 3:30 p. m. and ad
missions of 10 cents for children
and 25 cents for adults will be
charged. This promises to l>e
a live game as both teams are
in flood shape.
REGIONAL CONFER
ENCE
Mi's. \Wll. Murphy. Viee-Chair
man <?!' the* Stute Democrat if Ex
ecutive Committee. called togeth
er seventy-live democratic women
leaders Saturday. April 15. at* the
Robert E. Lee Hotel in Winston
Salem to plan for the coming
Southern Regional Conference of
democratic woim-n to be held in
Winston -Salem May '!'?'> and 24.
The Conference will be one pt the
largest political gatherings of wo
men ever to bo held in this stat<e.
The meeting Saturday was at
tended by delegations from each
1 he- eleven CniigrcsKionn ! Dis
tricts. Tentative plans for the Con
ference were oiuttned by Mrs. May
Thompson Evans. Asst. Director of
the Women's Division ot Hie Dem
ocratic National Committee, of
Washington, D. C.
The following Committee Chair
iiieii were appointed:
Mrs. T. W. Watson, of Winston
Salem. Chairman of . Conference
Arrangements; Miss Beatrice
Cobb, of Morganton, National
Committee Woman. Chairman of
Finance: Mrs. Charles W. Tillett.
of Charlotte, former SWite Vice
Chairman. Chairman of Publicity;
Mrs. E. L. McKee.' of Sylva. form
er State Senator. Chairman of Dis
tinguished Guests Committee;
Mrs. Hugh Page, of " Clayton.
Chairman of Caravans.
Miss Gertrude Carraway. of
New Bern, and Mrs. Bonn Drum,
of Shelby, wore^ named sub-chair
men of the Publicity group. Miss
Kate Urquehart, of Woodville. and
Mrs. Ilurper Barnes, of Burling
tnrr. were chosen sub-chairimji of
Caravans.
All interested democratic wom
en in the state will be invited to
attend the Conference. Represen
tatives will come from both the
CarolinaH. Virginia. Maryland,
Kentucky, Tennessee. West Vir
ginia, Georgia, Florida, Mississip
pi, and Alabama.
FRANKLINTON SCHOOL
CLOSING
Superintendent G. R. Harris an
nounces the following Commence
ment Program: Oil Friday, April
28. Operetta. Sunday, April 30,
Sermon by Rev. C. K. Proctor.
Tuesday. May 2. Class Day Exer
cises in the afternoon and Music
Recital In evening. Wednesday,
May 3, Recitation and Declama
tion Contest. Thursday, May 4,
Senior Class play. Friday, May 6,
Graduation Exercises, Honorable
R. N. Simms, speaker.
The Sealor Class will leave for
a trip to the New York Fair on
Monday, May 8. and will return
Saturday, May 13.
CARD OF THANKS
We w'lsh to express ou Sincere
thanks ^nd appreciation to our
many friends and relatives, for the
kindness shown to us through
words of sympathy and the beau
tiful floral offerings, in the recent
illness and death of our dear
mother and gTandmother.
Mrs. R. W. 8turdlvant & family.
FIRST TORACCO
Dare County, land of surf bath
ing, waterfowl and flsh. is rapidly
becoming a farming country, es
pecially on Roanoke Island itnd on
the mainland across Croatan
Sound. Joseph M. Rratten of East
I<ake has received the flrsb tobacco
allotment ever allowed In the coun
ty when he received three acrei
for 1939.
When a man beglna bo feel a bit
leary when they mention stream
lianf, li a r>ol iUn of middle age.
Town Commis
sioners Meet
The Board of Town Commis
sioners met in semi-monthly ses
ision* April 18, 1939. All members
were present except Cooper.
Commissioner Barrow informed
I Mie Board that it would cost a
great deal of money to widen
Spring Street to a width of 28 feet
, between Beck's Oarage and the
I building occupied by the Holliday
Grocery Co. The Board ordered
that Ih is street be left as it' is,
which is a width of approximately
J feet.
The Board instructed Mr. M. S.
Davis lo start the improvement of
file South end of Mini Street im
i mediately, .
The Board appropriated $15.00
lo defray the expenses of K.
I'ace to attend the Convention of
| Law (enforcement Officers, to In1
held at Sumter. S. ('.. April :io.
1 !?:!!>.
There being no further business
the meeting adjourned, ,
SIMPLE FUNERAL
HELD FOR JUDGE
FRANK DANIELS
Ooldsboro. ? A simple funeral
.service was held Sunday tj>r Judge
Frank A. Daniels. 81. who died
Saturday at a hospital here alter
a brief illness.
1 Tile ceremonies, held at Judge
Daniels' home, were conducted by
tile Ilev. Walter C. ltall. pastor of
St. Paul's Methodist Church of
Ooldsboro. He was assisted by the
Kev. A S. Barnes, superintendent
of Mie* Methodist Orphanage of
' Raleigh.
Several hundred persons attend
ed the service, They included Jo
vephus Daniels, of Raleigh, United
States Ambassador to Mexico, a
brother of Judge Daniels: Super
ior Court Judse Clawson I.. Wil
liams, of Sanford, and many state
officials.
At the re?iuest of the family, no
rtbituary was delivered. Burial
j was in the Willow Dale Cemetery
- here.
Judge Daniels served for 24
jyetirs as a Superior Court judge
land for the last five years as an
emergency, judge. He was born in
i Washington. N. C., a son of Jose
!phus and Mary Cleaves Daniels.
Judge Daniels was well known
in F"ranklin County, where he had
many friends who join in extend
^ ing sympathy to his bereaved
{family.
LOUISBURG BAPTIST
CHURCH
Dr. A. Paul Bagby, pastor spoke
on "Three Approaches to Truth'
basing his three approaches upon
the Inscription Pilate hart written
on the Cross, "Jesus of Nazareth,
the King of the Jews." This title
was written in Hebrew, Greek and
LaMn, giving three avenues to
truth. The Hebrew represents the
.intuitive approach. It was a lan
j guage of authority to the Jew ?
I this voice of the soul. The accura
cy of intuition depends on how
we have used this power. The
Greek represents the scientific ap
| proach. There will be and are
j changes in the scientific method
of securing the truth but It re
mans that truth is truth. The La
tin represents t'he practical ap
proach. "If any man wills to do he
shall know."
This week has been set aside as
u Week of Consecration. Mission
'study of South America and Inapt
' rational messages by the pastoi
i make up the program for eact
evening. Tonight th? pastor speaki
|on "Am I a Christian?" Ask your
self that- question, and come t(
hear the pastor's answer.
Morning worship at 11:00 A. M
The pastor will bring ? messagi
on "Lovest Thou Me More That
These?" Evening worship at 7:81
P. M. Subject: "Saul."
Sunday School at >:4K A. M
Baptist Training Union at 1:31
P. M.
Personally we prefer to get ou
news In print, not by radio.
Farley Speaks To
Young Democrats
( Hon. James SA. Farley. U. S.
Postmaster General, in an address
j before the Young Democratic Club
at Washington, D. 0.. Wednesday
night, said in parti; O
You have a large stake in the
outcome of next year's Presiden
tial election. It is an old Ameri
can custom, as each succeeding
election comes around, for solemn
political orators to warn the vot
ers that' the approaching crisis is
1 the most momentous to face the
Republic since the time of George
Washington. I like to avoid exag
geration. Yet: I think everyone
I will agree that it is impossible,^
over-emphasize the gravity of the
present world situation. The man
who occupies the White House
during the next few years will be
compelled to carry a burden of
almost super-human proportions.
He will be called upon to make de
cisions upon the outcome of which
will rest the destiny of his own
^generation and the destiny of gen
erations that come after. In euclt
a situation, a profound duty rests
upon tihose of us who are actively
i engaged in politics to exercise tha
utmost care in choosing our
' I course of actiou.
t By ttte process o! catching on
'to the Roosevelt coat-tails, the
Republicans hope to slip by and
' capture t-he great prize in 1940.
We should bear in mind that they
are masters at the art of intimi
dating the voters by raising up
straw men and predicting calami
ties thab never will occur. They
also do (airly well at promising
benefits that fail to materialise.
They used the "full dinner pail"
to capture one Presidential elecr
tion. and several years later they
increased the a utv to "To chick
ens in every pot and two cars ill
every garage". 1 assume they will
be equally generous-in their prom
ises next year.
The "Outs" in American politics
have a tremendous advantage over
the "Ins". They enjoy the luxury
of criticising the efforts of the Ad
ministration in power without be
ing called upon to demonstrate
what they would do tinder like cir
cumstances: The volume of critt
rlsm directed against t lie Roofee
velt Administration has swollen to
> huge proportions because the
tCliief Kxejpuiiivti lias had the cour
age to act with vigor and foresight
in the face of perils, both foreign
and domestic, that could be met
in no other way. It is a common
human trait for individuals to en
joy the sound of t'heir own voices.
The opponents of the Roosevelt
Administration huve been vocal
for so long that they mistake their
own cat-calls for the solid weight
of American public opinion. They
made the same mistake t'hree
years ago.
it is well tn recall thai the op
position party always has the ad
vantage unt il the time comes to
nominate a candidate. In the old
days the Republicans had a simple
formula that very often workod
amazingly well. They merely nom
inated a figure-head, fastened hira
securely to a pleasant Front
Porch, and then sent forth an ar
my of compelling orators to her
rald the glad hidings that a new
Sir Gallahad was about to enter
the White House, under the sta
bilizing influence of the G.O.P.
That method is now out of date ?
Uhnnks to the development; of mod
ern means of communication and
transportation.
The Republican nominee selec
ted in 1940 will face the unpleas
ant prospect of standing under thu
spotlight to bell the voters la hi*
own words what he proposes to
do about the complex problems of
public life.
A political party, to be success
ful. must have a platform that ap
peals to the electorate. Your plat
' form Is the splendid record in or
ifice of President Franklin D.
| Roosevelt. To those who scoff and
jeer at his accomplishments ? a
habit quite fashionable in some
quarters ? your answer is plain
and to the point: There is no man
1 now living who could have carried
the nation through the storms and
' dangers o( the past six yeara as
well as he has done. Confronted
by problems of appalling magni
tude, hampered and hindered by
those who should have offered help
and encouragement, the Chief Ex
ecutive has lifted his country from
the bog of depression and pesslm
. ism in which he found it, to the
. high road tihat leads to peace, pros
perity and progress. He has won
the great triumph by substituting
courage for caution, action for
, apathy, and statesmanship for
, petty politic*.
From his predecessor In office.
President Roosevelb inherited a
mass of economic wreckage an I
, .disheartened people. H" f-anrt -
.'necessary to restore the fiihric of
Industry and commerce ?n r ?
old wrongs and abusi - t ? rrvhe
the normal channels of e In i
disorganised and disonl v d wo .
, He found it MCMsnry i ? any o.i
j a host of emergency u n-IMes m l
top of th$ arduous dm < whir i
always burden the man In ih ?
White Honae He has done tli ? >????
ably and wall. and again I repca .
that no oa? of his critics ci< 11
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