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THE FRANKLIN PRESS and THE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 17, IMS
Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
VOL. L Number 42
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Will War Touch Us?
117E don't believe that there is much chance of
" the United States being seriously affected by
the war between Italy and Ethiopia. There is no
such emotional reaction, so far as we can see, as
there was in the beginnings of the Great War, when
everybody in America was taking sides vehemently.
If the expected war is confined to a conflict be
tween the Italians and the Ethiopians, it is difficult
to see how any American interests would be se
riously imperiled. All the trade that we have with
Ethiopia you could put in your hat. Our exports
to Italy have been steadily declining for years and
there is no accasion to worry about them.
The real possible danger to the United States
would be another general European war. That is
not outside the realm of possibility. It may not
come as a direct result of the present exchange of
belligerent gestures between Italy and Great Brit
ain, but all of the folk who make a study of inter
national relations seem to think that, sooner or
later, some incident will set off the fireworks and
involve all of the Great Powers in another cata
The thing that brought us into the last war was
the assumption by the belligerent powers of the
right to dictate to us where our ships might and
might not navigate the free seas, an assumption
which culminated in Germany's declaration of un
restricted submarine warfare. It is conceivable that
a situation might develop in which the free passage
of American commerce through the Mediterranean
and the Suez Canal would be threatened or pro
hibited by some other nation. It would not take
very many incidents, such as the deliberate sinking
of American ships, to stir the American people to
the point of going to war again.
We hope nothing of the sort will happen. We
do not think it is likely to happen. But we must
not lose sight of the fact that no nation can remain
completely isolated from all the other nations of
the world, and that anything which upsets the in
ternational situation may easily affect us too. Selected.
bring about this state in the citizen
ry than to reach their heart and
will with pleasing descriptions of
the beauty; and benefits of the
principles of the gospel. This is
what we are endeavoring to do.
If anyone can think out a better
plan we, with joy, would accept
and adopt it.
In this way we hope to build
sentiment that will dominate;
knowing, that public sentiment dom
inates the home, the social order
and government and the church it
self. To build this sentiment we
use the league book, group meet
ings which the book tells how to
hold, conducted as a Sunday school
lesson is discussed by the whole
congregation, mass meetings, li
braries, and religious shows. See
advertisement of one elsewhere in
When the league book is print
ed we will organize Moral Welfare
Leagues in every community in
every county around desiring them
but only where they are wanted.
We do not force, we do not coerce,
we persuade. We try to hold up
to the mind and heart of the child
and youth a picture of a real sure
enough home, teaching them the
one essential to that home is a
real, sure-enough, God-linked mar
riage. We hope by this to sup
press the divorce tragedy.
Men and women who have faith
in God won't you help us freely
We want to make these explana
tions to the people of the counties
around so that when we come to
you- to do our work we will not
have to lose so much time running
around to see Tom, Dick and Har
ry about a house.
We pay for heat, lights and help
where churches and schools will
take it but sofar all have given
every, thing, seeming to feel that
AN APPEAL FOR
Will you give me space in your
paper to tell people of Macon
county a little .about a persuasive
good-will work we are doing in
Rabun county and others, with
such gratifying results, that we
are extending it.
It was started near twelve years
ago in Rabun county by the best
citizens, myself excepted, with in
tentions of prosecuting if it took
that to check violations of law.
The existence of the organization
checked it over night. We covered
the county with good-will mass
meetings in six months. The judge,
J. B. Jones, praised the work in
his charge, said he had recom
mended it to other counties in his
district. We built sentiment that
made it easy to raise $150 by pri
vate donations for a first payment
on a car for our sheriff.
We thought we had done all
there was for us at that time and
quit. We returned to it soon and
kept it up at intervals ever since.
Knowing its value from experience
is why we are spreading it. We
have never had to prosecute a
I have written a book explain
ing the objectives and plans of the
work. In it we state that we
positively do not prosecute anyone
as an organization but we want
the world to know we are doincr
our dead level best to build such
sentiment as will cause it to be
done by the individual citizens in
the regular and legally arranged
way. That we are with the of
ficers to see that they do their
duty and to help them do it. That
we are behind the courts to help
them function as they are intended
to do, but above all that we are
behind and with the church to help
it function as God wills it should.
The objectives of the Moral Wel
fare League are identical with
those of the church with the ad
ditions that we go further in gov
ernmental teachings than it does.
We believe that forced submis
sions to law is not obedience and
makes enemies but that intelligent,
self-willed submission is real obe
dience and makes friends to law
We do not believe that more
than one in fifty is made a better
citizen by serving a sentence. We
do not believe that real and en
during sobriety and obedience to
law will ever be obtained until it
springs up from the heart and
will of the citizens as freely and
spontaneously as water from the
ground; and that the number of
such citizens must be a potential
We know of no better way to
the moral effect of the work was
worth all and more.
George W. Seay.
October 14, 1935.
From the files
- THE PRESS
TEN YEARS AGO ,
League of Women Voters spon
sored a citizenship institute.
Palmer street extended from the
Franklin Furniture company store
to the Georgia road.
Mr. and Mrs, J. A Porter and
Steve Porter attended the Metho
dist conference at Statesville.
S. H. Lyle, G. A. and R. S.
Jones, and Sam L. Franks organ
ized a real estate firm.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Gus Leach, of Lake Toxaway,
visited relatives in Franklin last
Post office at Leeds discontinued.
State Library donated a set of
'The Colonial Histories" and "North
Carolina Regimental Histories" to
Avon Players To Present
'Othello' at Rabun Gap
Shakespeare's "Othello" will be
presented by the Avon Players of
New York in the auditorium of
the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
at Rabun Gap, Ga.. at 8 o'clock in
the evening of Wednesday, October
3, according to an announcement
received from the school.
"The Avon Players," said the
announcement, "are bringing with
them a full cast, and since this is
one of Shapespeare's most interest
ing plays, it should be highly en
tertaining. The public is cordially
He is as sly as any mouse,
As cunning as a fox,
And yet he never has any house,
Or wears any shoes or socks.
In day-time he is very still,
At night he crawls about,
With 'simmons in his side to fill,
And fun he cannot shout.
I reckon he is as slick
As anything could be,
Because he is a laughing trick
For all the rest to see.
I have known him since I was a
And now I'm forty-two:
This scamp isalways filled with joy,
This scamp is always filled with joy,
Iroy r. Horn.
Negro Singing Contest
To Be Held Saturday
Negroes from Franklin, Bryson
City, Sylva, Asheville, Sugar Fork
and C. C. C. Camp F-20 at Rain
bow Springs will meet in the
Franklin courthouse Saturday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock for a singing
contest. Several quartets and a
chorus led by L. C. Carnard are
Other special features will in
clude the Rev. E. Johnson Mc
Kay's "Five Minutes View on the
Italo-Ethiopian Situation." Rev.
McKay is pastor of the Franklin
A. M. E. Zion church. Prof. R
B. Watts, principal of the Frank
lin colored school will also speak.
Mrs. Martin will render one of her
A small admission will be charg
ed. Seating arrangements will be
made to accommodate both white
and colored people.
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