THE FRANKLIN PRESS nd 1JHE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1934
Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
VOL. XLIX Number 29
BLACKBURN W. JOHNSON EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Er ered at the Post Office, Franklin, N. C. as second class matter.
North Carolina Slighted
THE Asheville Citizen is rendering a fine public
service for North Carolina in its editorial efforts
to secure greater consideration of this state in the
distribution of New Deal funds.
In "A Tale of Two States," an editorial which
appeared in The Citizen on July 12, convincing data
was set forth showing: that tne Uicl iortn state was
coming out at the little end of the recovery horn, al
though it is the second largest contributor to the fed
eral treasury ; while over in Tennessee, ranked as one
of the smaller federal taxpayers, Uncle Sam's cor
nucopia is overflowing with plenty.
Senator McKellar of Tennessee recently bragged
that the federal government had spent $200,000,000 in
that state in 16 months, and had loaned an addition
al $100,000,000. Indeed, these are fabulous grants for
a single state, especially, as The Citizen points out,
when lederal tax payments in that state for the past
12 months were only $17,400,000.
"Undoubtedly," The Citizen continues, "Tennessee
is to be congratulated. She is a darling among the
states, one of the most truly favored of all the sisters.
"North Carolina meanwhile was sweating to pay
into the federal treasury the money which Tennessee
was enjoying so generously. Tennessee's total tax
payments to Washington, as stated above, were $17,
400,000. North Carolina's total tax payments to
Washington during the same period were $260,344,-
000. x x x x x i
"But have the Federal expenditures in North;
Carolina under the New Deal been comparable to the
expenditures which have been made in Tennessee and
other States Have they been comparable to the sup-1
port which North Carolina hasftenstantly given to the !
Federal government, financiallv and otherwise? Theyi
have not been comparable. There is reason to think
that in few States, on any basis, have the recovery
expenditures of the Federal government been relative
ly as small as in North Carolina, x x x x x
"We are not inappreciative of the $24,000,000 of
PWA funds allotted to North Carolina 30 per cent
grants and 70 per cent loans ; of the $4,795,000 which
the AAA has paid farmers ; of the $17,000,000 which
the Farm Credit Administration has loaned in this
State; of the $7,273,000 which has been loaned here
through the Home Owners Loan Corporation ; of the
$9,000,000 of money granted through the Federal
Emergency Relief Corporation; of the $11,800,000 dis
tributed by the CWA; of the $9,500,000 of money
from the Bureau of Public Roads ; of the expenditure
of some $10,000,000 on the thirty-six CCC camps
located in North Carolina. But that, as we under
stand the situation, about tells the story of the Fed
eral government's emergency expenditures in this
State. The figures indicate that North Carolina has
gotten about $41,000,000 in loans as against Ten
nessee's $100,000,000; they indicate that, apart from
the CCC camps, which may or may not belong in
this set-up, North Carolina has gotten about $43,000,
000 in grants as against Tennessee's $200,000,000.
X X X X x
"Tennessee, we repeat, is to be congratulated on
her good fortune as it is pictured by Senator Mc
Kellar. The outpouring in that State in a sixteen
months' period of more than $200,000,000 in cash ex
penditures and another $100,000,000 in loans is suf
ficient explanation of the great improvement that has
taken place on the other side of the mountains to
which all who go there testify on their return. When
we survey the situation, however, we are left won
dering why by comparison so little has been done
in North Carolina thus far. We are left wondering
whether there is hope that something worthwhile will
be done for a State which last year provided one
tenth of the total tax collections of the United States
Perhaps the reason why North Carolina has not
fared as well in this New Deal as Tennessee and some
of the other states is that she has not been loud
enough in her requests. The child that raises the big
gest howl is usually the one that gets the extra slice
of cake. We are glad The Citizen has set up a howl
and we hope the whole state will join in the chorus
until it receives its just recognition.
The people in this community
seem to be having a good time
scratching red bugs, for they have
about all the blackberries picked.
Wiley Holbrooks and family!
motored to Wayah Bald Sunday.
Arwood Lee, of Lake Toxaway,
spent the week-end with his fam
Miss Bertha Street entertained a
number of young folks at her home
Mrs. J. Frank Baker, of Frank
lin, spent Saturday with Mrs. Irene
Thad Dowdle made a business
trip to Franklin Monday.
Nolan McCoy, of Lake Toxaway,
spent the week-end with his moth
er, Mrs. Fanny McCoy.
Mrs. William Cabalier and son,
William, Jr., and her mother, Mrs.
Bennet McGrath, and Mrs. Eliza
beth Bryrner, of Georgia, were call
ing in our community Monday.
Mrs. Lester Southard spent a few
days last week on Cartoogechaye.
Mrs. Blanch Howard is visiting
cousins in Highlands.
Mrs. Bob Street and Mrs. Ar
wood Lee were in Franklin last
We are glad to see Mrs. Thad
Dowdle out again after being sick
for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Dock Stockton and
son. Furman. were visiting in
Wade Stockton, who is working
at the Munday Hotel, spent Satur
day night with his brother, Dock
Charlie Byrd, of Jones Creek sec
tion, passed through our commun
ity last week.
Mrs. John Gribble spent Sunday
night with her son, Ted Gribble.
A large crowd was at the home
of Dock Stockton Saturday night
listening to the radio.
Lester Dills, of Prentiss, passed
through our community last week.
Having qualified as executor of
Nettie Cabe, deceased, late of Ma
con County, N. C, this is to notify
all persons having claims against
the estate of said deceased to ex
hibit them to the undersigned on
or before the 19th day of July,
1935, or this notice will be plead
in bar of their recovery. All per
sons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate settlement.
This 19th day of July, 1934.
J. L. ROGERS, Executor.
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FRANKLIN, N. C.
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Jly 19-1 tp
HIGHWAY WORKER TELLS
HIS SIDE OF THE STORY
Upton G. Wilson, Reidsville Review)
Highway worker was talking to
friends the other day. In part he
"I get up at four-thirty each
morning, eat breakfast at five, jump
into my car at five ten and drive
as fast as the law permits to camp.
I arrive there about a quarter to
six, get into a state truck and drive
anywhere from ten to twenty miles
to my work. I eat lunch out on the
road and return to camp in the
afternoon around six to six-thirty.
1 put up my truck, get into my
car and again drive as fast as the
law permits until I reach home,
getting there about seven or a lit
tle after. By the time I have wash
ed up and eaten supper it is
seven-thirty. I got up at four
thirty. At seven-thirty I am at
leisure until four-thirty next morn
ing. "The state pays me for my work
two dollars a day and gives me six
days a week. This is exactly half
as much as I once earned working
for the state. My pay within the
past four years has been cut in
half. I'm doing work now equally
as responsible as that I was doing
when I earned four dollars a day.
"I know a man who has been
with the state and county road
forces 22 years. He knows as
much about building and maintain
ing roads as any non-technician
knows. He is married and has
eight children. The state gives
him five days a week and pays
him two-forty for each day. He
formerly was paid by the state
more than twice as much as he is
now being paid. He is doing ex
actly the same work he did when
he got twice as much as he gets
"He is working on in the hope
the state will finally do more for
him than it is doing now. He is
barely able to live on what he is
getting. I can't save a cent on
what I'm getting. Both he and
myself and thousands of others
working for the state need a raise."
That briefly tells the story of
what the state of North Carolina
is doing for the men who build
and maintain its roads. The roads
are actually revenue producers yet
the state is starving the men who
The state is setting an example
in bad bargaining with workers that
if followed by great industrialists
of the state, will destroy retail
business in North Carolina and
make absolute wage slaves of its
workers. Apparently it has ascer
tained the irreducible minimum
wage on which a worker may live
and is paying no more.
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