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TJiX nUNXLX?! P1t33 AND THE HIGHLANDS UACONXAN
TMLTtSDAY, APREL 1 13
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A-ri a i:ff! hy,k -which ha? in-
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Vht .Ualfhm tri-f t' 'tell the
.-wm-M fhaf it r,-,r.c.rrMt jalva
ticn dpndd nyr a rnrft ratfnai
and vfivllisrnt ori-ar.iaricn of ?
nt, fo incrrasi .th prVtUction of
he r.eci;sar. of lir and work
out a htJT y?frn of d;tnfitivn,
to make rnon available to ervery-
In MalfhuV day famine and du
ra ;f. killed off more people than
war. They still -do in many eonn
' frii, bit the civilized world of to
day haahoiwhed famine and made
rat headway toward abolishing
disease. Population is still increas
ing foster than the mean of stub
srsfence in many countries, and
nation? still sco to war in the hope
of. yrXUny, more food for their
surplus people. If war. ki!U off
enough to reduce the surplus, the
result may he the same as if new
territories had been conquered.
FACTS . . ntimnUUt bliv
Most people do not like to face
uncomfortable fats. They prefer to
believe in pleasant things. .Vfost of
s live in a dream world, reard
insc what we wish were true as be
injf the truth. Malthus brought
down upon himself a , storm of
criticism from sentimentalists who
refused to believe that humanity
must forever face a .struggle for
Folk who preach that there is
some easy way of life for every
body can always get a hearing, for
people want k, .believe that. Jean
Jacques kousseati preached that
doctrine to the French people ISO
years ao. The Revolution was go
ing to end poverty and distress,
Instead, it plunged France and
most of the rest of the world into
chaos and despair.
Only sentimentalists believe that
mankind can lift itself by its boot
sfraps into a life of universal com
fort and ease. All that society can
do, in the long run, is to sec that
nobody is deprived by others of his
opportunity for hard work, or of
the juit reward of hi indjvidoaf
PROOFS . Mltk, rl pvopfert
Proof that .Yfahhus ws. a reaf
prophet H visible, ail over the world
todry. Jajaa exeupwrt .Vfar.chnna,
U.z.j seizes f.rhipia, both overopu
lafed nation? eeW.n? more room
and more food for their surplus,
people. Germany threatens another
k-x to injure that its inerea.nsr
people shall- not starve. .Maltha'
owr. little England wa. rresis?hted
enouh to i;.-ab off a-d hanaf on
ro a-reat color. ial area.s which -will
feed its .increasing population for
a lons( tim to come. France has
kept ineif -out of the race for more
land by keeping if? popolarion at
a stationary Ieel for generations.
Our own America can still feed
X or present inhabitants and to
spare. We bous;ht from France and
rook from Mexico everything from
the Mississippi to the Pacific, and
invited, the whole world to make
itself at home. They came, and our
food resources are still ample, but
we've had to withdraw our standing
invitation to immigrants and are
beginning to wonder How long we
ran continue to feed ourselves. For
our birthrate is still higher than
our death rate.
As I read history, it has been
mainly a ceaseless migration of
peoples in search of food, with the
stronger killing the weak who stand
between them and a better food
SCIENCE . . mIc Kf aT
Science has done much to make
the struggle for lie easier, since
Malthus wrote. We .have learned
how to produce more food with less
labor, and how to create other
forms of wealth which are readily
exchangeable for food. At the same
time medical science has stimulated
the growth of population and the
demand for food, by keeping more
babies .alive ' and eliminating epi
demic diseases., Offsetting that to
some extent are the achievements
of engineering and chemical science
which insure that modern wars
over food will kill many times more
people, and so reduce the surplus
population faster than primitive
warfare could do.
Some Oriental peoples solve their
food, problem by drowning surplus
babies, especially girls, and savage
tribes in Africa and the South Seas
still continue the practice of killing
the dd folks who can no longer
fend for themselves. We are revolt
ed by such practices, but our own
ancestors, only three or four gen
erations ago, had to survive or
perish by the rule that the hardiest
had a chance. If they survived the
slow voyage in sailing ships, and
Indians, malaria, yellow-jack or
northern Winters didn't pick them
off, they lived to become good
Simple - Durable
The McCormick - Deering
Will Save You Money
This planter is for the man who wants to
make a success of fanning. You will foe sur
prised how it will cut down the cost of crop pro
duction by saving
This store carries the .most complete line of
farm tools and implements in Macon County.
If you want a hoe or a mowiiij,' machine, see us.
We can also fill your requirements in the
highest quality grass seeds
Macon County Supply Co.
Hardware, Mill Supplies, Farm Implements
LYMAN HIGDON AND 11ARVE BRYANT, Mgr.
FRANKLIN, N. C.
American if rhej worked hard
enoagh. .. , , '
Science ha made Cfe easier far
us, their descendants, f. wonder. if
it hasn't weakened" our moral and
physical stamina, too.
WHAT to PLANT
Farmers Federation News
SWEET PEAS Spencer Mixed.
GARDEN PEAS Smooth varie
ties: First and Beat, Alaska,
Early Bird. .
S P.WACH Bloomsdale, for spring
and earl jammer.
CABBAGE Set rrost-prcof plants.
Early Jersey Wakefield, Charles
ton Wakefield, Early Flat Datch.
0IONS "Potato onion" sets and
LETTUCE Seed in cold frame or
garden : Grand Rapida (curled).
In. cold frame only, N. Y. Wond
POTATOES Imh Cobbler, Spann
ing Rose and Green Mountain.
SWEET POTATOES For bedding
TURNUPS White Egg 7, Top.
BEETS Early Eclipse, Early Blood
CARROTS Chan tenay.
CORN Early Adama, Truckers'
Favorite. . '
RA DASH All varieties.
TOMATO In flats and hot beds!
LESPEDEZA Korean, Common,
Kobe, Tennessee 76, Serecia.
CLO VERS Red, Sapling, Alaike,
White Dutch, White Sweet, Al
falfa. GRASSES Kentucky Blue, Red
Top, Orchard, Rye, Grass, Tim
othy, OATS Fulghum, White Spring,
Spade or plow in all manure
available on rest of garden. Lime
if possible, but leave lime and
manure off potato land.
' Finish all fruit ree pruning and
dormant scale spraying (spray oil,
lime sulphur with arsenate of lead
or nicotine sulphate, according to
CARD OF THANKS
We wisS. to thank our many
friend for tie many acts of kind
ness, love, and sympathy during
the sickness and death of our' be
loved husband and father.
MRS. ED. CAMPBELL
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank cur triendi
and neighbors for the kindness and
sympathy shown us during the,, ill
ness and death of our father and
husband ; also for " the beaatif al
MRS. M. C GRASTY
The estimated wor!d total of Jn-mined-caal.
is 7 J. trillion, tons, qt
this amount 21 triHioa tens are n
Demand and Get Genuine
hnt T am coiner to S
enjoy it more from
now on my retire
ment income begins
T IS a pleasant prospect to see a life of comfort,
enjoyment and financial independence when you
contemplate yonr retirement years.
Nearly every man earns a fortune between Us first pay
check and Ins last. '. . . very few conserve enough of it to pro
vide for old age needs.
Yet it is a simple and inexpensive matter to make adequate
provision for the retirement years through a Jefferson Standard
Retirement Income Plan. Let u explain it to you. Prepare now
to face the future unafraid. .
ED J. CARPENTER
' Franklin, N. C
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Julias Price, President
Greensboro, N. C
E5v Em Ymiiuiir DDDD
Listing Will Begin April 12
Look for the Posted Notices Giving Dates and Places
in Your Township
All property ownert are required to return to the List Taker all the
personal property owned by each on the first day of April.
All male persons between the ages of 21 and 50 years are required by
law to list their polls during April.
All persons who own property and fail to list it and all who are liable
for a poll tax and fail to give themselves in will be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor, subject to a fine or imprisonment upon conviction.
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