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VOL. XL VII
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Pick and Shovels Preferred
OIGHWAY engineers, surveyors and rodmen seem
to be about as thick around Macon county as
fishermen on the first dav
gang of them has recently been toting transits and
chains in the country west of .Franklin. Rumor has it
that they are laying new
out of -state highway No. 28, and all sorts of ideas
have been advanced as to how the road will run
after they get through. This is the third time No.
28 has been surveyed in thjs sector; the second time
within a year. We sincerely hope that something will
come of it. We like to have the engineers around,
but we would much prefer seeing some pick and shov
el men in action.
TPHE Colquitt County Plan has attracted such wide-
spread attention through its success in saving
farmers from one-crop perdition that it has become
almost a by-word in agricultural circles. It is some
what similar in its objects
Plan, which was used "as
Carolina's 5-10 Year Farm
All of these plans for promoting agricultural pros
perity emphasize the necessity of raising more and
better livestock. In furtherance of this obiect the
Chamber of Commerce at Moultrie, Ga., countyseat
of Colquitt, has inaugurated an annual Livestock
Field Day. It is not merely a local affair, for it at
tracts livestock growers from all over the southeast.
Outstanding experts are secured to address the farm
ers on the various phases of livestock production and
Jp& specimens of cattle and pigs are provided as ob
Such an event should have far-reaching influence.
It should be well worth the while of every progres
sive farmer in Georgia and surrounding states to at
tend this meeting, which is to be held this year on
A special invitation to Macon County farmers and
businessmeh to attend Moultrie's Livestock Field
Dayhas been extended by Major S. A. Harris, former
publisher of The Franklin Press, who as secretary of
the Moultrie commerce body is doing great things
for the welfare of his town and county. Major Har
ris will be sure to make the visit of any Macon coun
ty folks to the event both profitable and enjoyable.
It is to be hoped that his invitation will receive nu
OPPOSES POOL ROOMS
To the Editor, The Franklin Press:
I wish to register through your
valuable newspaper columns my
protest against the pool rooms that
have gained access in Franklin.
First let me say I have no person
al animosity against any operator.
In these times of financial distress
it is not such a great wonder that
every avenue of gain should be re
sorted to. The right or wrong of
the mean is liable to be over
clouded by the desire to make a
living. However, the record of a
pool room as a desirable accession
. to a community is not flattering.
It has been outlawed in Franklin
before, and time after time in near
ly every community. True the
game - itself is : innocent - enough!
There is no more harm in a game
of pool than in a game of checkers,
but the harm comes through its
general tendency to demoralization
of character through association
and loss of time.
The public pool room encourages
loafing and affords a hang-out for
individuals who might well be
spending their time elsewhere and
" to more profit. I believe it is the
custom for the loser to pay for the
game. In this phase of the institu
tion the rudiments of gambling are
instilled into the consciousness of
the innocent players. It serves as
a wedge, for opening up the gam
ing instinct of youth which too
often leads to the principle of want
ing to get something for which no
equal value is returned. Much as
we should like to sugar-coat the
game as such, and excuse the open
public pool room, the fact remains
that such a place attracts the wont
element that ever tets tost in tewn.
.EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
of trout season. A new
'lines for taking the kinks
to the famed Minnesota
the basis of Western North
If bad company is to be found
anywhere in town, it will be found
at the public pool room. Our boys
tnus come in contact with the
worst . element and as every one
knows it is an unavoidable prin
ciple that we absorb and express
the actions of our associates. The
ideals and valuations the way of
uiuiKing is inevitaDly taken , up
and surely this can not be for the
better as the better never seems
to be associated with the pool hall.
The matter , ot spending hard
earned money for amusement and
sociability of questionable influence
should not be overlooked. Mil
young man is tempted to give
meager earnings for pool, whet
pool table is available, at the sacri
fice of necessity for himself and
others who may be partially at
least depending upon him. Further
more, the pool hall, open always,
except perhaps on Sunday, has a
competing effect against the forces
of righteousness through the church.
Far more wholesome association
might be afforded through the
agency of the church, if not so
regularly and continuously. Hang
out at the pool room becomes a
fixed habit from which the addict
does not care to part.
The record of the public pool
hall is not flattering as to its
wholesome influence upon & youth
and the community in which it
operates. It has been, it is and
no doubt will continue to be of
questionable desirability. My earn
est plea to the citizens of our
town, and specifically to the board
of 'councilmen is to prohibit the
operation of a public, pool table
within the corporate limits of
MRS. GEORGE DALRYJtfPLE,
W a and'
H OMES P U N
BY B. M. ANGEL
hand may have forgotten its
cunning though my tongue has not
yet cleaved to the roof of my
The winter is past, the rain is'
over, the flowers appear, the birds
are singing and the voice of the
office-seeker is heard in our land.
The clans are gathering in the
offing, strategists are on the picket
lines, parlous contests are immi
nent. When the whoopee and hul
labaloo gets in high I want to be
there, I do.
Once .there lived in this county
a woman who, it was said,' never
visited Franklin but three times in
a long-life. At the same time there
were two fat men superficially so
much alike in age, in height, in
fatness, in complexion, in phyiog
nomy, as often to be the cause of
a mistaken identity. There was,
however, a difference visible to the
initiated; one was bon ton, the
other was punk. Mr. Punkv owed
the old woman a half-dollar, pne
day while in. Franklin she aw a
group of men sitting on a store
porch and among them a fat man.
She approached him and said, ""I
want that half-dollar you owe me."
"Madam, I don't owe you any
thing." "Whv, aint you Bill Dona
hue?" - v
"No Maam, I am not Bill Dona
"Well, you are so much like him
you ought to have to pay his
It is without malice that I in
troduce another woman, the widow
of a preacher and who therefore
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following essay by Elizabeth Poin
dexter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert rindexter, of Franklin
Route 3, was one of two awarded prizes of $1.00 each in a contest
conducted by Mrs. Helen Macon, history teacher, among pupils in
the Franklin High School. The prizes were awarded by the Frank
lin chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. .The
essays dealt with varioHis phases of the surrender at Appomattox.
The other prize-winner in the contest was Ted Eaton, son of Mr.
and Mrs. S. Edward Eaton, of Franklin. His essay will be pub
lished in a later issue of The Press.)
BY ELIZABETH POINDEXTER
One beautiful spring morning on
the ninth of April, 1865, General
Ulysses S. Grant, the leading gen
eral of the North during the Civil
War, was seen in Appomattox vil
lage, riding towards an old brick
dwelling, owned by a Mr. McLean.
Mounting the broad piazza steps,
Grant entered the house, followed
by the members of his staff. He
was ushered into a room at the
left of the hall where General Lee
As the two commanders shook
hands, the officers of Grant passed
toward the rear of . the room and
remained standing. Lee motioned
Grant to a chair placed beside a
small marble-topped .table, and
seated himself near another table
close at hand. Neither man ex
hibited the slightest embarassment
for each had been fighting for a
principle in which he sincerely be
lieved. Had they met in times of
peace it is probable that they
would have become true friends for
they both were soon chatting about
the Mexican campaign in which
they had served in old army days.
It would be impossible to imagine
a greater contrast than that af
forded by the two men as they sat
conversing. Lee wore a spotless
gray uniform, long cavalry boots,
spurs and gauntlets, and carried
the beautiful sword given to him
by the state of Virginia: His tall,
splendidly proportioned figure and
gave dignified bearing presented a
picture of a true gentleman. His
well-trimmed snow-white hair and
beard, added distinction to his calm
handsome face. His clear eyes and
erect carriage were remarkable for
a man fifty-eight years of age.
Grant was forty-three, and his hair
beard were brown without a
of gray, but his face was
n and haggard from recent 111
His thick-set figure and
drooping shoulders were those of
a man well advanced in years. He
wore the blouse of a private, to
which the shoulder straps of a lieu
tenant-general had been stitched;
his trousers were tucked into topi
A SAD TRUTH
Charles P. Stewart, the Central
Press staff writer whose articles
appear in The Anderson Mail, says
the solons who run our affairs at
Washington are "just ! ordinary
folks." He asserts that the aver
age member of either house of
congress knows no more about the
great matters upon which he votes
than the average citizen of his dis
trict or state. That is probably
true and it would be no great
task . to find in any district or
state a number of men as well
posted on important national mat
ten at is the average represen
oiight- to be able to quote a few
Bible phrefses. She had two young
hor3esin the -ranged and ne- day
when, they came home one was
sick. She jiad it drenched with
some medicamentum and in a little
while it was well. Thinking it was
the part of wisdom to keep the
other colt well, or "better, she had
it dosed with the same medicine.
In a few hours it was dead.. She
soliloquized? "Just, as the Bible
says better let well enough alone
and don't give medicine to a sound
God Given Sacrifice.
A most eccentric man had a pet
kitten which he fed any fish, flesh
or fowl that was cheap. One day
while working in the field he killed
a mouse, put it in his jacket pock
et and forgot it. A few days later
while digging in his garden he got
a scent of putrefaction. He
straightened up, winded around
trying to fmell his own breath, and
becoming frightened lest his lungs
were decaying, hurried to the
house' for his wife to examine him.
She sniffed around his corporosity
and admitted that he either sorely
needed a bath or' something was
dead or dying in the vicinity. He
ordered paper that he might write
his will before disaster struck. He
felt in his jacket pocket for a stub
pencil and pulled out the last re
mains of the forgotten mouse.
Overjoyed by his deliverance, he
"The Lord provided a ram for
Abraham to sacrifice instead of his
son Isaac and he has provided a
mouse to see corruption instead of
his servant Job McGinnis."
Mrs. McGinnis groaned, "The
Lord does make mistakes."
boots worn .without spurs; he car-,
ried no sword and from head to
foot he was splashed with mud.
He, himself, was conscious of the
strange contrast, between his ap
pearance and that of General Lee,
for he "apologized for his unkempt
condition, explaining that he had
come straight from active duty in
After a few moments of pleas
ant conversation, Lee reminded
Grant of the object of the meeting.
Grant then called for pencil and
paper, and without having previous
ly mapped out any phrases in his
mind, he began 'outlining, the terms
Nothing could have- been more
clear and simple than the agree
ment which he drafted, nor could
the document haVe been more free
from anything tending to humiliate
or offend his adversary. It pro
vided for the stacking of guns, the
parking of cannon and the proper
enrollment of . Confederate troops,
all of whom were to remain un
molested as long as they obeyed
the laws and did not again take
up arms against the government.
The terms were concluded with the
statement that the side arms of
the officers were', not to be sur
rendered and that all officers who
owned their own horses should be
permitted "to retain them. Lee re
sponded that the concession would
prove most gratifying to his sol
diers, and turning to his secretary,
dictated a short, simple reply to
his opponent, accepting his condi
tions. While these letters were being
copied in ink, Grant introduced his
officers and strove to make the
situation as pleasant as possible.
There was no bitterness manifested
between those who had won in
mis great contact, ine men in
blue and the men in gray gathered
around the same camp-fires that
night. The northern soldiers shar
ed his rations with his half-starved
southern brother. Each had won
the respect of the other. Defeat
was thus robbed of its sting for
the one and in the other triumph
was deprived of exaltation.
tative or senator. We have come
upon an evil day in our politics
when men of first rate ability, as
a rule, avoid public office as they
would a plague.' The cost of elec
tion (in abuse as well as dollars
and cents) is too great to pay.
In the bigger states, the cost in
loss of self respect' is also too
great. To win, the successful can
didate has . to put himself under
obligations to possess nd machines
which are distasteful to a man of
ability and character. To hold of
fice, men of the highest ability
have to make big monetary sacri
fices, if. they do not go into office
to serve selfish purposes. The
really ablest men in congress, as
a rule, com frcrn the smaller
vhn Thcro's a Doy
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states. It is doubtful if Borah
could be elected from New York,
Pennsylvania, Ohio or Illinois, un
less he would let a ring be put in
his nose. ANDERSON (S. C.)
AT THE LAZY MAN'S BENCH
A lazAd man's bench is on the
But waoean th Pdemzfiflzfiflffffi
But what on earth is it doing
v there,' .
It don't go away and it don't come
And it puts no money in your
empty sack. S
It is always lonely, for it hasn't
And it looks like the edge of
hand saw tooth.
It has no framework, window or
No ceiling or cellar or porches or
Though the thing that we doubt.
and it isn't a treat,
Is how the men do without a thing
there to eat
When the ,song -birds sing and the
hoot owls cease
In winter or spring, in war-time or
In sunshine or rain in hail or snow
Not a one will complain, for they
all must go
To town to stay from morning till
Not to work but to play; 'tis an
They gather in groups and they
jam up and squeeze
And they raise the high hoops,
for they do as they please;
But when they get sick or hungry
They hurry up quick to find
mammy or dad.
While some may stay to hold down
The rest try to play a bum game
sport ; , ;
But just what they. learn or earn
At the lazy man's bench is a
mystery to me. -
. The Window in the Cloud
In the primal shades of twilight,
When the sun has dipped the spray ;
Fainter grows the light that lingers,
On the heejs of parting day.
As I ponder in the twilight,
At the passing misty shroud,
I behold a rift of beauty;
'Tis a window in the cloud.
Just beyond the mist and shadows,
Ere the stars their vigils keep,
Burst a glory from the sunset
Paints the billows of the dcepl
Edges of a golden lining, '
Fringe the cloudland window there,
And I see the land of sunset,
Beautiful beyond compare.
'Tis God's hand that paints" the
in tho Family.
With bright colors from the sun,
Ere the jewel pf his heaven,
Twinkle out there one by one.
But the scene is only transient;
Now he draws the veil of night ;
For the grandeur of the scene is
Far too gorgeous for man's sight.
He in wisdom only lets us,
Briefly scan his work of art
Far to dazzling all his beauties;
We should only see in part.
In the twilight while I linger,
This grand lesson comes" to me,
From -the briefly tinted cloudland,
From this sunset by the sea.
Life here has its clouds and shadows,
Waves of doubt around us roll";
But we look through faith's bright
To. the homeland of the soul.
Just across the sunset river
Is a land in .beauty drcst ;
Some day we shall dwell forever
In that country of the blest.
As the vision needs God's window
He will make it large and clear ;
Till we grow out of the shadows
Into paradise's sphere.
-REBA K. SLAGLE.
MRS. T. T. ANGEL
Mrs. 1. 1. Angel had many
friends and relatives in and around
Franklin, who will Tegret to learn
of her death which occurred at
Andrews last Friday, 'after an ill
ness of several months.
CARD OF THANkS
We wish to express our appre
ciation to the many people, who
proved, themselves such sincere
friends in our bereavement at the
loss of our dear mother.
John T. Henry and Family.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to take this opportun
ity to express our appreciation and
thanks to our friends and neigh
bors for their sympathy, help and
kindness during the recent illness
and death of our dear wife and
H. R. Penland and Family.
. EXECUTRIX NOTICE
Having qualified, as executrix of
S. A. Munday, deceased, late of
Macon County, N. C, this is to
notify all persons having claims
against the estate of said deceased
to exhibit thenj to the undersign
ed on or before the 29th day of
March, 1933, or this' notice will be
plead in bar of their recovery. All
persons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate settlement.
This 29th day of March, 1932.
AMELIA FOWLER, Executrix.
' NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL
County of Macon.
Under and by virtue of the pow
er and authority contained in that
certain deed of trust executed 'by
James T. Vinson and wife, Ella
BtU ViniOft to The Ralligh Sitinfl
Bank and Trust , Company, trustee
(the undersigned trustee having suc
ceeded to the rights and title of
the named trustee, under-Chapter
207, Public Laws of 1931), which
said deed of trust is dated May
1, 1926 and . recorded in Book 30,
Page 121, of the Macon 'County
Registry, default having been made
in the payment of the indebted
ness thereby secured and irf the
conditlbns therein secured, the un
dersigned trustee, will on Saturday,
April 30, 1932, at or about twelve
o'clock noon, at - the courthouse
door at Franklin, N. C, offer for
sale and sell to the highest bidder
for cash the following described
All that certain piece, parcel or
tract of land containing One Hun'
dred Seventy (170) acres, more or
less, situate, lying arid being on
the- Tessenta Road, about two and
one half (24) milcs-.almbst East
from the town of Otto, in Smith
Bridge Township, Macon County,
North Carolina, having such shapes,
metes, courses and distances as will
more fully appear by reference to
a plat thereof, made by W. N.
Sloane, surveyor on the day of
March, 1926, and attached to the
abstract now on file; 'with the At
lantic Joint Stock Land Bank of
Raleigh, the same being' bounded
on the North by the lands of the
United States Government and M.
B. Norton; On the East by the
lands of M. B. Norton and W." IL
Patterson, on . the South by .
the lands of S. C. Conley
and-on the West by the lands
of S. C. Conley, and being
the identical tracts of land convey
ed by deed from the Central Loan
and Trust Company, a corporation,
to J. T. Vinson by deed dated 22nd,
day of October, 1924, which said
deed is duly recorded in the oP
fice of the Register of Deeds for
Macon County, State of North
Carolina, in Book of Deeds No.
"J -4" page 369 ,to which reference ,
is made for a more complete de
scription of the same.
Terms of sale cash and trustee
will require deposit of 10 per cent
of the amount of the bid ashis.
evidence of good faith.
This the-30th day of March. 1932.
NORTH CAROLINA BANK ANI
TRUST COMPANY, Trustee,-'
Successor to The Raleigh Savings:
Bank and Trust Company, Trustee.
J. L. Cockcrham and . ,
Robert Weinstein, Attorneys
Raleigh, N. C
NOTICE FOR BIDS
The County Board of Education
will award contracts for the opera
tion of the various school bus lines
in the County at its meeting Mon
day, May '2nd, 1932. All persons
interested will call at the office of
the County Superintendent for fur
ther particulars. Each contractor
will be required to furnish a justi
fied bond in the sum of Two Hun
dred Dollars to guarantee the faith
ful performance of the contract for
each bus operated. All bids must
be in not later than ten o'clock
A. M., Monday, May 2nd, 1932.
M. D. BILLINGS,
County . Superintendent.