The franklin priw and the highlands maconian
'JOHN JOSEPH QAIMJl
SO WE COOK OUR FOOD
An ox or a horse can seize and
masticate thoroughly a dry, hard
ear of corn. Most any of the farm
animals may attack a cured bale of
hay and with powerful teeth and
capable salivary glands reduce the
tough, dried grass to fit the stom
ach and be readilyl digested.
The hen picks up ripened grains,
hard as wood swallows them
whole and doubtless enjoys the
flavor. She has a battery of small
pebbles in her interior, to grind
her cereal with pleasing delibera
tion. It is all very interesting
when we have time to think of it.
But, man cannot do things as the
cattle, horses and fowls do them.
We may eat a few things raw,
with benefit. Our pioneers ate raw
turnips freely in the days before
the young orchards had arrived at
the fruit-bearing stage. We find
raw fruits exceedingly palatable
and beneficial and even necessary
to our well-being. We may eat
dried or wholly -air-cured meats
such as "chipped beef" if it be
shaved thin and yet masticated
well. It is tonic for the digestive
tract and a blood-builder as well.
There are faddists today who
think man should abolish cooking!
The common sense of it is that
vegetables and meats of all kinds
need treatment before being eaten.
Tough fibers must be made tender.
Hard growths must be softened.
Hidden food-principles must be set
free that we may appropriate them
to our use without over-taxing the
digestive machinery within us. The
process of cooking becomes one
of greatest importance to the hu
Let me mention a possible error
which is over-cooking. Too ardent
frying, boiling, roasting is also
wrong. The artist in cookery
knows when to quit ! Much of
our diet is spoiled by "cooking it
to death." Don't do it.
THE COLON BACILLUS
This common guest of ours does
no harm, so long as it inhabits the
colon, the large bowel ; but when it
gets into the blood-stream, through
an ulcer of the rectum or from a
wound, then grave trouble may oc
cur. Many cases of gall-bladder
infection, appendicitis, and suppur
ating inflammation of the urinary
bladder may result.
Once the colon bacillus was not
considered particularly harmful.
We know better now. Every health
board of cities looks out for this
more than common polluter of the
My opinion is that the colon ba
cillus is equally dangerous, if not
more so, than the typhoid germ.
The microseopist may indeed find
it easy to mistake the colon
"bug" for the typhoid. But there
is a distinct difference in form.
The colon germ is thicker in its
middle and more fusiform in shape.
The colon bacillus is scattered or
disseminated with human excre
ment. It may mingle with soil.
Hence the outdoor toilet, such as
has been used by farm homes, is
a distinctly unsanitary and danger
ous proposition. The only safe
model is the one with a deep pit
beneath it which must be treated
with un-slaked lime regularly. The
content should never be permitted
to accumulate on the ground, where
it can be washed away by show
ers. The farm home which has this
equipment should tear it down at
once and burn it over its own site.
Then build a house-toilet with a
tile drain, so that it may be de
luged with strong antiseptics. This
letter is not for city dwellings with
modern, sanitary conveniences.
EDUCATION ... new thought.
I often quote a remark I heard
Woodrow Wilson make, years ago.
'The purpose of education," he
said, "is to make young people dif
ferent from their parents." Par
ents lose sight of the fact that,
sooner or later, . their children are
going to take their lives into their
own hands, and exercise the in
alienable human right of making
their own mistakes.
The last thing a school or college
should do is to discourage individ
ual thinking. I liked what Presi
dent Hutchins of Chicago Univers
ity said the other day. "Jf young
people must meet new ideas some
time, it would seem the part of
wisdom to have them meet those
new ideas where they are fairly
presented by intelligent people who
have no axes to grind."
Nothing can be worse than for a
boy or girl to get his or her new
ideas first from self-seeking pro
pagandists or political demagogues.
YOUTH opens door
There never has been a time, in
my experience, when so much
thought was being given to the
ideas of the young. On the one
hand I hear old fogies expressing
alarm lest youth get radical ideas
from the study of waht is going
on in Communist Russia and So
cialist Germany; and on the other
hand I hear ardent young men
and women protesting that they
should be allowed to express their
own beliefs, whether they conform
to tradition or not.
I don't apprehend any danger
to civilization from the free ex
amination of new ideas. A genera
tion from now the world will be
what those who are young today
will have made it. It will be their
world. They will have to live in
it. And I am firm in the belief
that any new or "radical" ideas
that don't prove workable will have
been scrapped long before their
young proponents of today have
TEAMWORK ... of the future
My guess about the kind of so
cial order that is going to come
out of the thinking of the youth
of today is that it will be based
very much more upon collective ef
fort in every phase of life than
upon individual initiative. I have a
feeling that we are going to evolve
in America some sort of a collec
tivist philosophy which will be
neither Communism, Socialism as
we use the term today nor Fas
cism. It is certain that business will
continue to become more closely
organized. Social activities, even
those of children, are more highly
coordinated than ever before. The
whole tendency of the human spir
it today is toward cooperation.
Somewhere a balance will be found,
1 believe, between the extremes of
old-fashioned rugged individual
ism, and the suppression of all in
dividual liberty such as prevails un
der Communism and Fascism.
LIGHT fa churches
I vote 100 per cent for the pro
posal that churches should be
"lighted up like motion picture
'cathedrals.' That was recom
mended to the Methodist Protes
tant Church Conference last week
by its Lord's Day Committee.
The gloomy, colorless interiors
of most Protestant churches give
children the idea that there is
something dour and solemn about
religion, itself. Only once in a
while have I seen an American
church that gave the impression of
joy and happiness and my idea of
religion is that unless it is joyous
and happy, it isn't much of a re
ligion. The "show places" of Europe are
the great cathedrals, in which the
greatest works by the greatest ar
tists are displayed, and the most
lavish use is made of color and
decoration. I would like to see
more of that sort of thing in our
HYMNS ........ in earnest
The Methodist church has au
thorized a revised hmyn-book and
I am glad to see that most of the
thrilling old hymns and tunes have
been retained, and only a few of
the "unsingable" ones. I've often
thought that I could compile a
hymn-book that wouldn't have a
NEW YORK . . . Emerald crew
uncut velvet with an all-over scroll
is the fabric which gives smartness
to the above afternoon frock. Tha
gold metal clasp at the neck and the
buckle on the woven metal belt are
set with green stones.
Under Huey Long Flag
JbhbV ;3c- rv:?eSS
NSW ORLEANS . . ..Judge
Richard W. Leehe (above), of the
late Huey Long forces, wQ be tha
Louisiana Democratic administra
tion candidate for governor at the
f eitheoming primary lfftmit to
lufttead Got. O. JL Allen,
Says 'Dirt Cheap'
Is Misleading Phrase
RALEIGH, Oct. 16. The old
expression, "dirt cheap," belongs
to a past era, according to
James M. Gray, regional direc
tor of land utilization for the
"Dirt is not always cheap,"
Mr. Gray said. "When erosion
robs a man of his topsoil and
leaves him with a non-productive,
gully-cut farm, he realizes
that his dirt was worth more
than gold itself. Dirt, in the
sense of productive soil, is the
most valuable of all the nation's
Mr. Gray, a native of Macon
county, is directing a program
designed to return selected areas
of eroded lands in North Caro
lina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Vir
ginia and West Virginia to prof
itable use, these projects being
integrated with the broad na
tional land adjustment program
of the Resettlement Administration.
Farmers Urged To Bree
Not To Buv. Work Stock
' -W 9
Every year North Carolina farm
ers are buying outside the state
approximately $1300,000 worth of
stock that could be raised at home.
This is clearly a waste of money,
in view of the fact that it costs
almost nothing to raise a few hors
es or mules for home use, said
Fred M. Haig, professor of animal
husbandry at State College.
When a mare drops a colt in the
spring, she need be away from
work for only a few days. In
fact, it is better for the colt and
for the mare to keep her at work,
except for a few days at foaling
time, Professor Haig stated.
Four acres should produce all
the, feed needed by a horse or a
mule for one year, Professor Haig
in the United , States has . been de
crtasing steadily,,, with, the price
going up,, he pointed out. In
North Carolina, the number drop-'
ped from 408,000 in 1925 to 339,000
at the present time.
Good work 'stdck ; will; always be
in demand, he observed, and the
price will ''remain high as long as
the supply is low.
Unless North Carollha farmers
breed ahtl raise more stock at
home, he added', they will have to
pay out large sums in the future
for work animals, or else try to
get along as best they can with an
inadequate number of animals to
do the work.
single tune in which the whole
congregation couldn't join in har
mony, not a hymn whose words
did not carry some message of
brotherly love, or some "glad tid
ings of great joy." And I would
fire the organist or choirmaster
who persisted in setting the tem
po so slow that the most joyous
hymns sound like a dirge.
One reason why J', though
brought up in the Congregational
ist church, like to attend Episco
palian services sometimes, is that
the Episcopalians sing their hymns
as if they were glad to be there.
I hear many folk discussing
"What's wrong with the churches."
I think one thing wrong is that so
many of them are such dismal
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O'Sullivan, Madge Evans, Edna May Oliver, Lionel Barry more,
Freddie Bartholomew, Lewis Stone, Elizabeth Allan, Roland
The Finest Motion Picture Ever Produced!
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MONDAY & TUESDAY
Attention School Children!
MATINEE Both MONDAY and TUESDAY Afternoon at
2:30 o'clock. ALL MACON COUNTY SCHOOL PUPILS,
AH Ages, Will Be Admitted to Th.se MATINEES at 10c.
School Principals Please See Manager and Arrange For
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STILL GOING ON
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a complete line of Men's, Boys' and Children's
boots and shoes, and a complete line of Men's
and Boys' work and dress clothes. We special
ize in Ladies' novelty shoes from AAA to E
last. We have hundreds of new items coming
in for this special sales event. Come and see
I want to thank our friends nnd customers in Macon
County and surrounding territory for the fine cooperation
shown during our opening sale, cooperation which spells
success for this store. We sincerely appreciate your busi
ness and shall strive at all times to be of real service to
you. To one and all we extend tan invitation to visit our
store and get acquainted.
E. B. SCHULMAN, Manage
Franklin, N. C.