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TNI FRANKLIN PRESS tad TNI HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, IMS
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Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
VOL. L Number 43
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DOWN in Texas, we have been informed, a number of farmers
have found that raising quail is far more profitable than grow
ing cotton, corn or cattle, for there is an unfailing demand for good
hunting. Good times or bad, there are always sportsmen willing and
eager to pay handsome fees for the privilege of hunting where there
is something to hunt.
Along the coast of the Carolinas old abandoned rice fields, which
a few years ago were hardly worth the taxes, now fetch fabulous
prices. Yankee millionaires prize them highly because they are ad
mirably suited for duck hunting.
In the Sandhills of the Old North State the business of fox hunt
ing in the English custom rivals in income the revenue from that
region's famous peach orchards.
Here in Macon County we might learn a lesson from fellow
land owners in Texas, the Carolina coastal area and the Sandhills.
Few sections are more blest than ours in natural facilities for the
propagation of game. Furthermore, state and federal conservation
agencies already have gone far to restore to our fields, woodlands
and streams their once rich resources of game and fish. Deer again
are to be found in sufficient number to make their hunting worth
while. There are good indications that birds are on the increase.
And fish . . . well, with all the stream-stocking the government is
now undertaking, there soon should be more trout than this country
has known since the Cherokees were sent Westward from this, their
happy hunting ground.
But, if we would reap a good harvest from our game and fish,
we must protect and propagate them in such a manner as to increase
their number. Their exploitation should be controlled. It can be
done; it has been done in other sections. It is well worth the while
of many of our larger mountain farmowners to investigate the mat
ter. Farmers anywhere can raise corn, potatoes and the usual crops
. . . and be subject to a disappointing market. Few have the
natural opportunity our farmers have of developing a hunters' para
dise in which the owners can name their own prices.
Freedom of the Seas
IN 1917 the United States went to war against Germany because
Germany had iinterfered with the right of American ships, when
we were not at war, to go wherever our shipowners chose to send
them. Three or four times between 1914 and 1917 we were close to
war with England over the same issue of the freedom of the seas.
We did actually go to war with Great Britain in 1812, to assert the
right of our ships to sail the high seas without interference by any
other nation. The doctrine of the freedom of the seas became, in
the course of a century, an inherent part of the American tradition.
There is a great body of opinion now in the United States which
holds that we should not have gone to war in 1917. In warning
Americans that they cannot trade with either of the nations at war
except at their own risk, the President, acting under instructions
from Congress, has withdrawn the protection of the United States
from American ships carrying American cargoes to or from the
ports of Italy, even though we are at peace with Italy and with the
rest of the world.
It is apparently the official view that American people are
willing to scrap old precedents rather than run the risk of becoming
involved in another foreign war. Selected.
X.IV. THE WEST INITIATES MORE AMENDMENTS
The two-party political system
under which the nation had grown
from its earliest days was threat
ened in 1892, when the so-called
Populist movement, originating in
the wheat-growing states, swept the
Western country and parts of the
South. This new People's Party
elected many members of Congress,
and its candidate for President,
General James B. Weaver, received
22 electoral votes. This had a pro
found effect upon the Constitution
of the United States, for the de
mands for Constitutional changes,
made by so large a group of vot
ers, could not be ignored.
One of those demands was the
income tax, which, as has been
pointed out, was later adopted.
Another demand of the People's
Party was for a change in the Con
stitutional method of electing Unit
ed States Senators; they should be
chosen by direct popular vote in
stead of by state legislatures. The
new states that had been carved
out of the public domain had little
of the tradition of state indepen
dence which prevailed in the older
East. They were creatures of the
Federal Government, with no pre
vious independent existence. To the
people of the West, there was
nothing especially sacred in the
original plan of the Constitution,
which regarded the State Govern
ments, as represented in their leg
islature's, as somehow superior to
the people. The West had no es
pecial reverence for its own legis
latures; its people were mainly
farmers, with all of the farmer tra
dition of personal liberty and "rug
Another of the demands made by
the People's Party for a Constitu
tional change was equal suffrage
rights for women.
The Democratic Party, in 1896,
captured the People's Party by
adopting most of its tenets. These,
therefore, became partisan political
issues, so it was not until the
Democratic Party had obtained con
trol of Congress that these Peo
ple's Party amendments to the
Constitution could be submitted to
the states for ratification. Like the
income tax amendment, it took 20
years and more of public discus
sion to bring about the 17th amend
ment, for direct election of Sena-
tors, which was ratified in 1913.
The 19th amendment, giving nation-wide
suffrage to women, in
1920. Prior to 1920 women had
been granted the right to vote in
22 states, beginning with Wyom
ing. This was another great popu
lar movement, which, like Prohi
bition, had its origin in the East
but its strength in the West.
When the United States entered
the World War the majority of
the states had already voted them
selves dry. As a war-time emer
gency measure Congress enacted a
temporary national Prohibition act.
The opportunity was seized upon
for the submission of a Constitu
tional amendment for the perpet
uation of national Prohibition. This,
the 18th amendment, was ratified
in January, 1919. After 14 years
of unsuccessful efforts to enforce
prohibition, this 18th amendment
was repealed by the 21st amend
ment, ratified in 1933. This is the
only instance of a Constitutional
amendment being repealed by an
It has been pointed out that Su
preme Court decisions have rarely
resulted directly or indirectly in
amendments to the Constitution.
One Supreme Court decision, how
ever, holding a law of Congress
unconstitutional, brought about the
submission of an amendment which
has been awaiting ratifications for
11 years. It would prohibit inter
state commerce in the products of
The 66th Congress enacted a law
which was intended to prevent the
exploitation of children in industry,
but before its provisions became
effective the Supreme Court held
that this was an invasion of the
rights of the states and therefore
beyond the power of Congress.
The 68th Congress, in 1924, sub
mitted an amendment removing that
restriction upon Congressional au
thority. Only 21 of the 48 states
have as yet ratified the child labor
amendment, which must be ratified
by 36 states before it becomes a
part of the Constitution.
(Next week: Bringing the Con
stitution Up To Date)
Box Supper To Be Held
At Iotla School
A box supper will be held at
the Iotla school Friday night,
Nov. 1, for the benefit of the
school. String music will feature
the program. The public is invit
ed to attend.
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from the sea, is one of the most
densely populated spot9 in the
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Rev. J. A. Flanagan, Pastor
10:00 a. m. Sunday school, J. E.
11 :00 a. m. Preaching service,
sermon by the pastor.
7:00 p. m. Christian Endeavor
2:30 p. m. Sunday school, Bry
ant McClure, Supt.
3:30 p. m. Preaching services
the communion of the Lord's Sup
per a communion meditatioin by
the pastor special offering for the
10:00 a. m. Union Sunday school,
Rev. S. R. Crockett, Supt.
Rev. William Marshall Burnt Th.G.
9:45 a. m. Bible school.
11:00 a. m. Morning worship.
6:30 p. m. B. T. U.
7:30 p. m. Evening worship.
7:30 p. m. Mid-week prayer and
Rev. Frank Bknham, Rector
St. Agnes, Franklin
(Sunday, October 27)
10:00 a. m. Bible class.
7:30 p. m. Evening prayer and
sermon by the rector.
(Sunday, October 27)
10:00 a. m. Church school.
11 :00 a. m Holy communion and
sermon by the rector.
( Wednesday, October 30)
7:30 p. m. Bible class.
Chesley C. Herbert, Jr., Pastor
9:45 a. m. Sunday school.
11:00 a. m. Morning worship.
6 :45 p. m. Epworth League meet
ing. 7:30 p. m. Evening worship.
2 :30 p. m. Sunday school.
(2nd and 4th Sundays)
3:15 p. m. Preaching service.
Catholic services are held every
second and fourth Sunday morn
ing at 8 o'clock at the home of
John Wasilik in the Orlando apart
ments, the Rev. H. J. Lane,- of
From the Files
TEN YEARS AGO
Baby Ruth Higgins was recover
ing from an attack of flu.
The telephone company request
ed patrons to call by number and
not by name.
Miss Margaret Rogers entertain
ed the McDowell Music Club.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
R. L. Bryson started construc
tion of a mica house at his home
on Iotla road.
R. D. Sisk accepted a post in
the office of the collector of in
ternal revenue at Asheville.
J. O. Harrison started framing
his new house.
Seven dollars per cord for dog
wood offered by local mill.
Mrs. W. A. Setser has been se
riously ill at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. C. A. Waldroop,
but is improving. We will all be
glad to see her up again.
The Woman's Missionary Society
met with Mrs. H. C Hurst last
Wednesday. Plans were made for
entertaining the Zone Missionary
meeting at Mt. Zion November 13.
We are expecting to have lots
of fun at the Hallowe'en Carnival
at Slagle school house November
1. Great plans are being made for
a good time.
The looms at our weaving center
are busy each Tuesday and Thurs
day and many beautiful things are
The Rev. T. D. Denny filled his
regular appointment here Saturday
The farmers of this section are
very busy gathering corn and sow
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Jay
Reeves, a son, on Tuesday. Oct.
15. Mrs. Reeves has been serious
ly ill but we are glad to report
she is improving.
Miss Annie Ledford, who has
been staying on Iotla, returned
Miss Lucy Poindexter is serious
ly ill. We hope she will soon re
cover. Mrs. Arlesa Roper carried her
two girls, Jessie and Iva Dean,
back to their school at Cullowhee
Lawrence Roper and Norman
Clampitt, who Are working at
Camp F-9, spent the week-end
with home folks.