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1936. Thank you too much, Mr.
Hoey; them's luscious words.
Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin,' North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
VOL. XLIX Number 40
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The Lindbergh Case
"THE general rejoicing that; at least a partial so-
lution has been found to the mystery of the kid
napping and murder of the little Lindbergh boy is,
we believe, shared by everybody.
No crime that we can remember, short of the
assassination of President McKinley, ever aroused
such wide-spread horror and indignation as the steal
ing of the famous aviator's only child from his crib.
And the horror was multiplied when, more than two
months later, the poor baby's body was found in the
woods near the Lindbergh's home, exposed for crows
to peck at, reduced to a pitiful little skeleton by the
work of insects and the elements.
The elemental sense of justice which dominates
every sane human being will be satisfied with noth
ing less than the swift conviction and equally swift
punishment of the kidnappers and murderers, wheth
er one man or a dozen. Yet we do not believe that
even such fiends should be convicted on anything but
completely conclusive evidence. If there is a single
reasonable doubt of their guilt, they should be given
the benefit of it.
1 So far we have nothing but the newspaper reports
on which to base a belief as to the guilt or innocence
of the man who has been arrested. Undoubtffly ac
curate as far as they go, these reports protably do
not tell the whole story of the evidence which the
authorities have up their sleeve. Nor, do we under
stand that the case against Bruno Hauptmann is yet
so complete that there is no question of his guilt.
Nothing is more to be deplored than "mob law."
It is a natural human impulse to desire to take a hand
in administering summary justice for crimes which
revolt every normal human instinct. We hope that
there will be no legal technicalities permitted to in
terfere with bringing out the whole truth in this case ;
and we hope, even'more devoutly, that there will be no
attempt at or encouragement of lynch law. Selected.
New Deal Idea Spreads
HAMPIONS of the New Deal can no more prove
today that it will succeed than its critics can
prove at this stage that it will fail ; but the Houston
Post notes with relish that President Doumergue, of
France, is preparing to institute a recovery program
in that country modeled in part at least after the
Roosevelt plan. The Post reminds us that imitation
continues to be the sincerest form of testimonial..
The Houston Post, pointing out that imitation is
the highest form of flattery, says that President
Doumergue, of France, is preparing to institute a re
covery program in his country modeled after the plan
of President Roosevelt.
"Home critics of the New Deal," continues the
Post, "'may assert it is a failure, but, obviously, it is
not so regarded abroad. President Doumergue in
tends to have a brain trust, an NRA and various
other recovery agencies similar to those now operat
ing in the United States."
The Winston-Salem Journal comments that Ger
many has adopted policies of economic control which
"look suspiciously like prototypes of American New
Deal policies;" Canada has copied certain of the
Roosevelt ideas; and Belgium is about to be guided
by the New Deal in the adoption of plans to protect
bank deposits and widen the use of credit.
If foreign powers show a disposition to copy New
Deal ideas they must be viewed as having some
merit. Asheville Citizen.
Envisioned Heights
(Dedicated to Mfi Shutts)
The heart may worship still at Beauty's shrine,
And in the litany of lovely things
There is a captivating magic which
About an ancient peak allurement flings.
Against the rugged crests of giant crags
The virgin beauty of Pisgah gleams,
As glows the vine-clad" river there,
That from the shoulder of the mountain streams.
In radiant glory of rough forest paths
The laurel's purple banner flies,
And great Pisgah's dark define is seen
Against the shadowy highways of the summer
The heart may worship still at Beauty's shrine,
For love divine, in beauty, a symbol shows
When silver-silent mists on earthen motes
Hide not a twisting flame that glows
Earthward A world in its predestined flight.
But these are miracles that stand aloof,
In perfect artistry beyond our ken;
An unencompassed joy that holds all proof,
That such necromancy was ne'er wrought by men.
Hearing before hte State Advis
ory Budget Commission in Raleigh
revealed that much of the legisla
tive economy effected at the last
session is coming home like the
proverbial cat. Of course there was
a general demand for higher sal
aries but an impressive item in
budgets of most State institutions
was the increase for repairs. Be
hind all of them was a story of
leaking roofs, falling plastering and
damaged interiors and exteriors of
State buildings. The next Legis
lature is going to have to dig up
money to put State buildings in
shape or lose all the pieces. Ad
mitting that the last General As
sembly had a tough time, the next
pne has nothing to which to look
A least one prominent member of
the State Senate is of the opinion
that the Federal Government is try
ing to make prohibition s oobnox
ious for North Carolina that the
State will be whipped in line with
the repeal policy of the Roosevelt
administraiton. This legislative
leader believes that this is the idea
behind the drive against the strong
er beers.
Raleigh Cafes are taxed $65 an
nually for the privilege of selling
bottled beer. One proprietor states
that he could make about enough
profit Iselling high-test beers to
pay for the license and trouble of
handling the stuff but adds that
since the drive against stuff more
potent than 3.2 he has lost busi
ness at a rate than will not earn
him taxes. He indicated that he
will not renew his beer license
next year. What that will do to
State revenue depends on how
many dealers are of the same mind.
Governor Ehringhaus long ago
expressed the opinion that "even
being Governor ain't no bed of
roses." He is willing to go strong
er than that after his experience
with the textile strike, several per
plexing capital punishment cases
and matters of State finance. A
friend promised to drop in and
see the Governor "in between
times." Mr. Ehringhaus replied,
"Come anytime. There aren't any
between times. I just go from one
agony to another." Persons de
siring to cocupy the red leather
chair in the southwest office of
the State Capitol will please note.
More than one North Carolina
oolitican and lawyer si laughing up
his sleeve at Attorney General Den
nis G. Brummitt and his direct-action
attack on the proposed revised
State constitution. While Mr.
Brummitt was making speeches
against the measaure the Supreme
Court ruled it was unconstitutional
to vote on the basic law. measure
this November because the present
constitution provides that all basic
law amendments must be voted on
at the first "general election" fol
lowing the session of the Legisla
ture submitting them. What the
wise boys want to know is why
the Attorney General,'" counsel for
the State, didn't remember that the
repeal election last November was
a "general election" before the Su
preme Court reminded him of that
fact. It would have been a master
political stroke if he had and would
have saved him many speeches.
While labor leaders were attempt
ing to hold Governor Ehringhaus'
feet to the fire for calling out
troops in the recent textile strike
the Chief Executive was receiving
much praise from other quarters.
He has been highly commended for
the manner in which he handled
the. situation and what many peo
ple consider his apparent determina
tion to remain impartial and use
troops solely to maintain law and
If your road is going to the bad
you may as well become resigned
to mud-holes and bumps,' according
to some opinion in Raleigh. Every
body and his brother is figuring on
getting some of the taxes paid by
motorists when the General Assem
bly meets. The anti-sales taxers
want some to pay general expen
ses. School teachers and other
State employes would like to have
about $3,000,000 for salary increases
and county commissioners want a
million or so to help pay county
debts. If they all get what they
want the highways will have to go
hang as some folk think they have
been doing for the past two years.
Political mouse-smellers around
Raleigh think they see a potential
eastern Senatorial candidate in Rep
resentative Bayard Clark, of the
Seventh Conggressional District,
these days. During the recent un
successful flurry for abrogation of
the Bankhead compulsory cotton
control law Senator Josiah W. Bail
ey held h's place at the head of
the opposition table while Congress
man Clark came out fore-square for
retention of the act. Capital City
political wise-acres applied their
yardsticks to Mr. Clark and meas
ured him as Senatorial timber.
They whisper that somebody is
grooming. Representative Clark for
a real race. Your guess is as good
as their's at this stage of the game.
"I alwavs read with interest
'Capital Keyholes,' and it is no
wonder that the various papers
find your articles of engaging pub
lic interest. You show a wonder
ful grasp and intimate knowledge
of the affairs of State and of the
various personalities of interest to
the State." Thus writes Clyde R.
Hoev. of Shelby, much talked of
potential candidate for Governor in
Ralfcigh partisans of both men no
longer express any doubt that Clyde
Hoey and Congressman R. L.
Doughton, chairman of the power
ful House Ways and Means Com
mittee, both intend to run for Gov
ernor next time in spite of heat
and high waters. Gone is the talk
that these two Democratic stal
warts will not oppose one another
for the highest honor that can be
paid a ciizen by the electorate.
Around the Capitol these days the
bets are no longer on whether eith
er of the two men will run but on
which wilt win. Use your own
A prominent member of the past
two sessions of the State Senate,
who took a leading part in tax
ation measures but who is not re
turning to the next session, won
dered aloud where the next Gen
eral Assembly will find the money
to meet the needs of the .State.
He foresees need of about $2,500,000
for increase in public school teach
ers' salaries in addition to boosts
in appropriations for State Institu
tions. The only solution presenting
itself to this veteran legislator
was elimination of exemptions from
the general sales tax. Having been
through the mill, this ex-solon re
frained from seeking reelection and
expressed satisfaction that he will
not be burdened with filling the
State's coffers next January until.
One of the strongest advocates of
the selected commodities . or so
called "luxury tax" in the past two
sessions of the legislature waxed
confidential and expressed Jhe be
lief that if the bill had become law
it would have resulted in the to
bacco companies leaving North
Carolina in the near future. He
even admitted, "I would have felt
'kinder' bad about that." He added
that he felt the luxury tax fight
made the path of the general sales
tax smother and said that since
North Carolina has become "so
cialistic" he thinks every man
should be made to pay his share
of the freight. Which just goes to
prove, that you can't always tell
what; a man is thinking by the
words he speaks.
Public Opinion
Editor, Franklin Press:
Please find enclosed $1.50 for re
newal of my subscription.
May I have a corner in your
paper to send greetings to my
home-town friends.
I can't tell you how much I miss
you dear people, and am hoping to
see you again ere long, for as the
little verse reads, "I'm lonesome
for you; that's all."
Mrs. Frank Williams.
West's MiU
Mrs. W. W. Potts spent the past
week visiting relatives in Bryson
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Matlock
left Sunday for Winston-Salem
where they expect to make their
home for some time.
Mrs. Hugh Cathey, of Canton, is
visiting her father, Robert Shef
field, this week.
Leroy Morrison, of Winston-Salem,
spent the week-end here visit
ing his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James Morrison.
Miss Ruth Smith, who is attend
ing school at Cullowhee, spent the
week-end with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. L. J. Smith.
Major Holbrooks, of Detroit,
Mich., is spending some time here
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Will Holbrooks.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry West, of
Asheville, spent the week-end here
visiting relatives.
The Rev. and Mrs. Harley Phil
lips and two children, Ruth and
Gene, of Mars Hill, spent the
week-end here visiting Mrs. Phil
lips' parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
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The Halberstadt two-seater fight
er was considered the best two
seater German airplane during the
World war and its behavior in the
air was good, according to modern
fighting standards.

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