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'T'HE splendid spirit of sportsmanship manifested
* by Republicans and anti-New Deal Democrats
in accepting' their defeat in Tuesday’s election is a
fine omen for continued recovery throughout the
From Landon came the prompt and gracious
“The nation has spoken. Every American will ac
cept the verdict and work for the common cause of
the good of our country.”
Alfred E. Smith, who bolted his party and turned
on an old friend to support the Republican nomi
nee, also showed a magnanimous attitude, declar-
“Every citizen, every real American, must put his
shoulder to the wheel and stand behind the presi
Editorial writers and radio news commentators
in all parts of the country have joined in whole
hearted congratulations for the president and in ex
pressions of confidence that the country will con
tinue to go forward under his leadership.
Some comment has pointed out that a strong mi
nority is still a wholesome and necessary influence
for the nation’s welfare, and many good Democrats
are hopeful that Tuesday’s overwhelming defeat of
the Republican party will not discourage its leaders
in voicing sincere opposition. The success of Demo
cratic government is founded upon conflicting view
points given absolutely free expression. As Senator
Gore of Oklahoma has remarked:
“Conservatism, without the conflict of an oppos
ing progressivisni, will stagnate; progressivism, un-
, impeded by conservatism, will achieve a runaway
Several fundamental issues were definitely settled
in the election; but others will crop up from time
to time and for the next four years it will be as
imperative as ever, even more imperative than in
the last four years, for the American public to main
tain an active interest in their government. We have
taken a step in the right direction, a momentous
step that doubtless will mark the transition from
one era to another, and it bodes well that the citi
zenry is so squarely behind the administration. It
•is a healthy sign that the rancor of the campaign
has given way to a spirit of helpful cooperation.
We rejoice, but in rejoicing we also point to the wis
dom of “keeping an eye” both on the present and
the future. Let us not feel that our duties as voters
have ended in casting our ballots. The citizen’s job
is a continuing duty, not a responsibility that can
be dispensed with once every four years.
Now that the heat of the election is over and
partisanship may be forgotten, we may render our
selves and our nation a finer service by giving tem
perate and unselfish consideration to national prob
Gone ‘With 1e)ind
by A. B. chapim
JOHW Q- =
We Still Have Liberty
’ i *HE Statute of Liberty, which stands on Bedloe’s Island in New
York Harbor and greets the incoming passengers on the ships
from other nations, was fifty years old last week.
Miss Liberty is probably the most famous statue in the world.
She was designed by the great French sculptor, Frederick Bartholdi,
and given to the American people iby the people of France, who raised
a fund by popular subscription to cast that gigantic statue in bronze
and set it ,up in the Port of New York. This was a testimonial of
the 100-year-old friendship between France and America, a tribute
from one great democracy to another great democracy. These two
nations, almost alone among the nations of the world, stood fifty
years ago as the great exponents of the principle of government of
the people for the people by the people.
Under the pressure of 'economic stress and subversive doctrines.
France now seems to have receded somewhat from its ancient liberty-
loving ideals, but she still remains as one of the bulwarks of popular
government. The liberty which Bartholdi’s statue acclaimed still re
mains the most precious possession of the people of America. This
nation so far has successfully resisted every attempt to curtail or
abridge individual liberty of thought, speech and, action.
It is to be hoped that fifty years from now the spirit symbolized
by the great bronze statue in New York harbor will still be the
proudest possession of the people of the United States.—Selected.
LET THEM HOWL
Coming to work Monday morn
ing, with a heart full of peace and
good will, I found two letters on
“Sir; I long have been a reader
of your pieces^ but your last ‘edi
torial was the best you ever have
written. I have cut it out and am
going to frame it and hang it in
The other letter referred to the
same identical editorial:
“Sir: M.uch of the time I have
agreed with you, but after reading
your last week’s effusion I bid you
farewell. Such a bunch of baloney!”
Being naturally a sensitive per
son, I suffered from criticism in my
early days. Once, when an article
of mine contained a blunder for
which the editor received caustic
letters, I felt so sick I stayed in
bed all one day.
But as time went on I developed
a philosophy as to criticism and so,
it seems to me, must every man
who is going to get anything done.
The first point in the philosophy
IS that you can’t please everybody,
and that much criticism, good or
bad, is entirely uninformed.
One can not be guided too much
by the public because the public is
so changeable. Every public char
acter of any influence has been
popular at some time in his career
and unpopular at others.
Criticism is good for ,us. We need
It, no matter how well meaning or
careful we may be. One time when
i I 'T?® severely
handled by the English press Glad
stone said to him; “Take it from
me that to endure trampling-on
with patience and self-control is no
bad element m the preparation of
a man for walkmg firmly and suc-
cessfully in the path of great pub-
Finally, and in the last analysis
a man has to do his best and go
forward. A famous old Englifh
schoolmaster had this motto of
which I am fond: “Never explain
never retract, never apologizf S
It done and let them howl.” '
POSITIVE FAITH '
Selecting one protestant denomi
nation whose rccords had been
kept carefully, he set down the
number of new members added
each year. Opposite this, in another
column, he classified each year
from an economic standpoint as
prosperous or bad.
The year 1869 was a bad year;
nineteen thousand people joined this
particular church. In 1866 came
panic, and new members jumped
to thirty thousand.
Then years of “good” times, but
bad times for the church, .until the
panic of 1873, when up shot the
membership, reaching a “new high”
in 1877, when prosperity registered
a “new low.”
I ^ fancy the same thing is hap
pening today; at least our church
has been full recently. Last Sunday
the preacher said that religion con
sists in being able to recognize the
extraordinary in the ordinary things
Many people see the turmoil of
the present, and say: “It is con
fusion; it is anarchy; it is hope
less. ^^Butl those who are wiser
say; It is God remoulding His
world into a new and better image.
Let us bestir ourselves and go for
The sermon lifted us. It was a
prophetic voice announcing
that the Power which made the
world has not deserted it, is still
workmg in it. It made us feel that
we ought to lift our eyes and be
active, lest these great and far-
reachmg changes come to pass
without ^ our recognizing them.
I advise all preachers these days
to preach a positive faith. To put
aside any s-ermons that criticize
people or discourage them, and
hope^ courage and
Men need this now. If the church
can provide it, the church will make
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8:00 p. m.—Evening worship.]
(2nd and 4th Sundays)
2:30 p. m.—Preaching servict
Rev. Fraink Bloxham, Rector
St. Agnes, Franklin
(Sunday, N'ovember 8)
11:00 a. m.—Morning prayer !
(Sunday, Niovember 8)
10:00 a. m.—Church school
4:00 p. m.—Evensong and sern
(Thursdialy, November 12)
7 :30 p. m.—Bible class in '
11.00 a. m.—Morning worship,
p. m. Epwiorth League
9:45 a. m.—Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.~Morning wots
7:00 p. m.—B. T. U.
8 :00 p. m.—Evening worship.
7:30 p. m.—Mid-week prayer
Rev. J. A. Flanagan, PasWr
10:00 a. m.—Sunday school,
Lancaster, superintendent j
11:00 a. m.—Preaching sen«
7:30 p. m.-Christian tnr"
Morrison Chapel ,
2:30 p. m.—Sunday school,
ant McClure, superintendent
Rev. Howard V. Lane, a®
(1st and 3rd Sundays) |
5:00 p. m.-Sunday school
Americal Legion Hall.
7:30 p. m.-Devotions and sen"
in Legion Hall.
(2nd and 4th Sundays)
8 :00 a. m.—Mass will oe ■ ,
the Legion Hall.
, RECOGNIZE HAWAIIAN BA'
Association oi rnc , (
Hawaii have been
rights which stat®
Having qualified as a ni
of J. M. Mize decease^.,
Macon county, d®
notify all persons _y“(jecea!
against the estate o
to exhibit them to }
on or before the ,4
[vember, 1937, or tus ,jfy,
plead in,'t.ar of thei^^,^
persons indebted to
please make imnie ^^i,er, !■
This 5th day of JJo J istrs
LELA WILSON, Ad«‘