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THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACONIAN
THURSDAY. MARCH 18. 1MT
by A. B. CHAPIN
Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24 ' ' .- ' , '
VOL. LI I Number 11
Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson and B. W. Johnson Publishers
P. F. Callahan.... w. ..Managing Editor
C. P. Cabe..... Advertising Manager
Mrs. C. P. Cabe.... Business Manager
Entered at the Post Office, Franklin, N. C, as second class matter k
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North Carolina Tell the World
1X7ESTERN North Carolina rejoices in the quart-
er millionMollar appropriation by the General
Assembly to advertise the state's resources and at
tractions. The passage of the bill denotes the growing con
sciousness on the part of people throughout the
state of the value of advertising a section so rich
in resources and natural beauty. Both the eastern
and western resort sections should benefit greatly.
Neighboring states are likewise planning exten
sive advertising' campaigns. The traveling public for
many years has been informed through every chan-
nel of high pressure publicity of resort attractions
of other states as well as Canada, Mexico, the West
Indies, and even South America. North Carolina is
due to join the procession.
Prosperity is returning, and thousands on wheels
are asking "Whither for a vacation?" Surely they
deserve to receive intelligent information of the
rare beauty and glorious climate of our section.
TVif rfnrlA livincr in Nnrth r'arrkUnnVc mmintnins
AAV W S V V 111 AAA .A, 1 VS A V A A VM WAAAAMi M W
have been pointed one road to prosperity by no less
a personage than Mrs. Eleanor Patterson, editor of
the: Washington Herald, with her urgent admoni
tion "SELL YOUR SCENERY!"
As for our own Nantahalas, very few outside the
state even know 01 tneir existence. Many travelers
report that they "just happened to come this way,"
and, amazed by the wealth of beauty, ask, "Why
haven't we heard about this wonderful country?"
Each community would do well to follow up the
state's general invitation with information concern
ing advantages for rest, recreation and amusement.
For a community will benefit in proportion to local
, effort to make its attractions better known."
It is hoped tfiat there may be provision to wel
come and make comfortable an increased number
of summer visitors, so that comine. thev mav tarrv.
and come again. Above all, may a spirit of friendly
hospitality to the "stranger within our gates" be
extended from a desire to share our God-criven
wealth of beauty with others.
Tbe Human Touch
A NEWS story during the, past week carries the
V interesting information that President Roose
velt can milk a cow.
Two farm boys, Bob Monroe and Cecil Francisco,
aged 12 and .10 respectively, of Delaware county,
New York, have settled the question "by no less an
arbiter than the President himself." The following
quotation from Bob's letter explains, "We, that is,
Cecil and I, had a little dispute. He said you never
had milked a cow and I said you had. I wish you
would be so kind as to let us know'
It must have been a .real satisfaction to the Chief
Executive to be able to answer the question in the
affirmative, although, as the story goes, he modest
ly added that he made no claims to being "an ex
pert at it."
The country and future biographers owe a debt
of gratitude to these enterprising boys in putting
this item on the record. Running over: in our mind .
the names of former presidents who could probably
milk a cow, we are pleased that the present occu
pant of the White House can qualify in this par
ticular. We hope the knowledge may warm the
heart of many a youngster on a cold morning as he
goes to the barn with the milk pail. May some for
get present hardships in dreams that someday he
may be President of the United States.
It occurs to us that had this news broken sooner,
say, before the last . election,-Maine and Vermont
might have made it unanimous. , 1
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THERE ARE NO V
."One day 1 summoned up cour
age to ask the head of our firm
how he ever happened to make me
an offer to. join his firm on so
short an acquaintanceship," a very
successful lawyer told me.
His answer was surprising. He
said that for years he had been
able to secure more business than
he could properly handle. As a
business getter he was a star ; as
an organizer - of an ef ficient force
he was a failure. He had hired
brilliant young, chaps out of '"law
school, but somehow they never de
veloped as . he hoped. Being bril
liant, they expected to get results
easily, and if they were whipped a
couple of times in court it broke
their spirit V .
"One night he went home and sat
down before the fire to analyze
his situation.' He decided to look
for' an entirely 'different type of
man; he listed the qualifications:
"1. The man must not be too
smart He must have the habit of
working hard for his-, results.
"2. He must have been in college
athletics trained to fight for vic
tory, and to keep .up his chin in
"Having made this list, the law
yer asked his friends to recom
mend men who met the qualifica
tions. One of them named me.
"So. you see," my friend con
cluded, "it was that one little thing,
to which I never attached ' the
slightest importance, that made my
When you hear stories like this,
and I have ' heard many of them,
it makes you' think that there are
no little, things. No operation is so
insignificant that man can refuse
to give it less than his best-
DESERVE AND '
. ' A certain manufacturer, whose
products already covered the field,
announced his intention of still an
other item to the line. His .banker
was skeptical. "What excuse is
there for it?" he demanded. "Does
it meet any Teal, need? Has it any
special qualities that make it de
serve to succeed?"
The manufacturer replied rather
testily that be could not sec what
BARTON ( :
- . ? 950.000,000
deserving had to do with it. There
w.a an opportunity to . get more
business from a competitor, and he
proposed to do so. v .
The banker protested. "That
seems a poor foundation on which
to build," he said. He was right
After an expensive and unsuccess
ful campaign the new product was
abandoned, i '
Another 'company, whose volume
had' grown rapidly during the
months of prosperity, came into
dull times, and began to examine
its expenses. It discovered that
nearly half its overhead could be
cut without reducing profits. While
things were rolling it had entirely
neglected elimination. ,
The words apply with equal force
to individual lives. How many use
less habits we loaded in good times.
Apparently hard times ' are neces
sary dnce in a while to compel us
As for the, word deserve, who
has not experienced the increased
sense of power which comes when
one knows in his . heart that his
plans and purposes ' are wholly
right? Under the spell of such con
viction we astonish ourselves . by
an unexpected capacity. We feel in
tune with infinite forces. We de
serve, and the stars in their courses
seem to be fighting on our side.
(Copyright, K. F. S.)
Mr. Grady Dills died Sunday
night, . March 14, at v 11 o'clock
after a long illness. He is survived
by his widow, mother, grandmother
and several brothers and sisters.
Mr. Riley Hogue, who has been
ill for sometime, is no better.
B. T. Lowery, who has been
spending the winter in South Car
olina, returned to 'his home here
last week. , , '
' Mr. and Mrs. ' Tom . Mack an
nounce the arrival of a daughter,
Miss Ina Henry, our teacher,
spent the week-end with home folks
Our school will close March 24,
after a very successful year's
work. Everyone seemed highly
pleased with Miss Henry's work
and hope she will be with us again
IZfOUU, RWf uw.
Lost Colony Contest
High school students in this
county are ' due for ome head
scratching if most of them enter
an interesting contest which was
announced this week-end to all'
public - high school . principals in
For solutions of the mystery of
what became of the Lost Colony,
the Roanoke Island Historical 'As
sociation, Inc, -sponsors with ' the
federal government of this sum
mer's mammoth 250th anniversary
celebration of the English settle
ment of America on Roanoke Is
land, N. C is offering a $50 first
prize and 107 other prizes valued
at $200. :f
The solutions will be written by
the students in papers which must
not. number more than 1,200 words,
and must be completed and handed
to the high school principal not
later than April 15.
Attractive illustrated folders ex
plaining the contest will be avail
able' from high school principals
this week. 1 ,
Clyde A. Erwin, state superin
tendent of public instruction, is
chairman of the committee of
' Hired housekeepers are not clas
sified as "home-makers" by the
Bureau of Census. ;
Surveys show' that 22.1 of auto
accidents are caused by exceeding
the speed limit '
Having qualified as administrator,
of Geo. C Dowdle, deceased, late
of Macon county, N. G, this is to
notify all persons having claims
against the estate of said deceased
to exhibit them tp the undersigned
on or before the 16th day . of
March, 1938, or this notice will be
plead in bar of their recovery. AH
persons indebted to said estate will '
please make immediate settlement.
This 16th day of March, 1937.
MI8-6tp A22 s
Having qualified as executor of '
Alfred M. Shope, deceased, late of
Macon county, N. C, this is to
notify alf persons having claims
against the estate ' of said deceased
to exhibit them to the undersigned,
on or before the 16th dayot'
March, 1938, or this notice will be
plead in bar of their recovrfry. All
persons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate settlement.
This Mh day of March, 1937.
'CLYDE : WEST, Executor
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