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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1938
Here's Rugged Road' to Beauty
THE FRANCLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACONIAN
It t xanklin Tfytzs s
Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
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Farmers Aroused Over Clapp Dismissal
TI7ESTERN North Carolina farmers are right
eously aroused over the summary dismissal
by Commissioner of Agriculture W. Kerr Scott, of
S. C. Clapp as head of the State Test Farm at Swan
No single individual we can call to mind offhand
has contributed more than Professor Clapp to the
upbuilding of mountain agriculture. In his 21 years
at the Mountain Experiment Station (that is the
official name of the test farm) he has attained a
position of unusual influence. His rare capacity for
puttipg the JheQretical on a practical basis, ha. won
the confidence of a people inclined to be skeptical
of new ideas. Without this confidence, the scientific
achievements at the Test Farm would be of little
practical worth, at least so far as the agriculture of
this section is concerned.
Why Commissioner Scott should want to get rid
of a man with such an outstanding record as Clapp
is puzzling friends of both. They are not satisfied
with the Commissioner's explanation that "factional
differences" at the experiment station made it nec
essary and that it was "in the interest of harmony
and for the good of the service." They naturally
feel that Clapp and his large following are entitled
to more consideration than a hard-boiled discharge
without hearing and even without a statement of
specific reasons for such action.
Dean W. Colvard, the Ashe county young man
Scott has named to succeed Clapp on July 1, has a
splendid record and, from all. reports, should have
a bright future. But at 24 years of age he most cer
tainly lacks experience. We mean no aspersion when
we venture the opinion that it would require many
years for him to attain a position of influence com
mensurate to that enjoyed by Clapp. And with a
change inopportunely occurring in mid-year, cur
rent activities at the Test Farm would be bound to
We are inclined to be sympathetic with the Com
missioner's efforts -to get rid of dead wood in the
department, but we feel very strongly that in this
instance he is applying the pruning knife in. the
wrong place. Professor Clapp is a mighty strong
branch in the Department of Agriculture's family
tree. ; v . .
It is to be hoped the Commissioner will recon-
. sider his impulsive action. It is bitter, of course,
for one to confess error; but not nearly so bitter
as trying to live it down. If for no other reason,
Clapp's record of 30 years' service in the Depart
ment entitles him to the security of employment.
Certainly it is not the desire of .the people of the
state heartlessly to throw a man out of a-job which'
he has performed and continues to perform faith
fully, and efficiently.
Commissioner Scott has many friends in f the
western counties who will feel that he is working
an injustice both to Clapp and to this section un
less he reverses his decision in this, matter.
V )aC r, . Mm
4 ' H -f I
An applicant for the coarse at the free public beauty clinic recently
opened in a neighborhood settlement in New York city is being measured
before she starts on the rugged road to beauty. Experts tell the ladies
where the arolrdupois should come off and how to take it off. ' If neces
sary, they'll instruct how to put poundage on, but most clients are con
cerned with shedding it.
Isolation is Impossible
TPHERE persists in the. minds of many people in
the United States the idea that if the whole
world outside of our borders goes to smash, we can
still carry on and, by reason of our vast resources,
uphold our standards of living and remain secure.
But redent events show that it cannot be done.
We have senators and representatives the junior
senator from North Carolina is one of them who
preach the doctrine of isolation, and oppose all mea
sures for cooperation with other peace-loving de
mocracies which would preserve government by the
The battle for survival is on between two ideas
which, in the last analysis are much the same
fascism and communism. Both hold that the gov
ernment"isuperior to the citizen, and that the
people live for the state, instead of the statcfor the
We who have been nurtured on democratic ideals
want neither fascism nor communism, but in a gen-.
eral break-up of civilization we will get one or the
other. The same holds true in England, France,
Holland, Sweden, Denmark,' Norway and Belgium.
We do not want war. The mothers and fathers of
the land do not want their sons to be used as can
non fodder. Neither do the mothers and fathers of .
the other democratic nations.
Eighty per cent of the man power and other re
sources of the world are controlled by the democ
racies, and a solid front against the three powers
ruled by maniacs would save civilization. But the
solid front cannot be presented without the most
powerful of all governments the United States of
This nation has a potential force of fifteen million
fighting men. It has practically unlimited resources
in minerals, industry and agriculture. It has half of
the entire world's supply of gold. And, it has more
so-called statesmen with fool notions than any other
country that ever existed.
The rulers of the mad nations are fully informed
as to conditions here, and their boldnesses based on
the belief that we would be glad to see the world at
war so that we might sell our products at a high
price. And the sad part is that, in regard to some of
our people, they are right.
The solid weight of the people's governments, ev
erted to the full means peace, not war, for the
maniacs will quiet down if their bluff, is called. This
was seen by Cordell Hull, who will probably go
down in history as one of 'the. greatest, if not the .
greatest secretary of state the United States has k
He said in his epoch-making address one day last
week: t i . .... "
"The momentous question is whether the doctrine
of force shall become enthroned once more and
bring in its wake, inexorably, international anarchy
and a relapse into barbarism,- or whether this, and
other peaceful nations, fervently attached to the -principles
which . underlie international order, shall
work unceasingly-singly or in co-operation with
each other-as circumstances and enlightened self? .
interest may dictate to promote and preserve, law,
order, morality, and justice as the unshakable bases
of civilized international relations
I WONDER ,
If I should take a pencil and begin
To write what makes you dearest
' to my heart,
I'd be so undecided what it is
I'd have to stop and wonder where '
Perhaps it's just the way you call
)r tease me while bright glints of
, mischief lurk
Wiithin your eyes, or maybe I
our cheery whistle coming home
The tender care you give me when
The times you bring me ice cream
from the store
Are dear to me, but are no clearer
than ' ':
The careless "bang" each time you
close a door. ,
I can't begin to think of all the
In fact I've only mentioned just a
Sometimes I wo.nder which I love
rust you, yourself, or all the things
Helen H. Rucker.
NOT GONE, JUST MOVED
So old man Grouch packed up and
He didn't do it, 'cause I heard him
"I don't know, but I think I'll see
Believe there's more material in
this town for me."
Opened my door just a tiny crack,
And he breezed Ln with all his pack.
Of grumbles, sniffles, a frown, a
Iakin' a wreck of my happy home.
An' speakin of leering a lurid leer !
At me the cussed rascal would only
And laugh aloud in. pure delight
While I blew my nose full half the
If rising-at dawn will do the work,
Much' as 1 hate it, I surely won't
, . , shirk.
Please, advise me, my poetic friend,
When and where will his devilish-
Maybe if you'll muse another verse
He'll go' away 'before I . need a
NOTICE OF SALE
Under artd by virtue of the pow
er of sale contained in a deed of
trust executed by W. R. Stockton
and wife, Laura Stockton, to the
undersigned Trustee, dated May
16th, 1935, and recorded in the of
fice of Register of Deeds for Ma
con County, in " Book No. 35, of
Mortgages and Deeds of Trust,
Page 63, and default having been
made in the payment of the indebt
edness secured thereby and demand
having been made on said Trustee
to exercise the power of sale con
tained therein, the undersigned
Trustee will, or Friday, the 15th
day of April, . 1938, at 12:00 o'clock,
noon, at the courthouse door in
the Town of Franklin, Mac6n
County, North Carolina, sell to the
highest bidder for cash, the follow
ing described property, to-wit :
All that certain parcel, piece or
tract of land containing 2iy acres,
more or less, situate, lying ahd
being on the Georgia Road about
2lt miles north from the Town of
Otto, N. C, in Smith Bridge Town
ship, County of Macon, having such
shapes, metes, courses and dis
dances as will more fully appear by
reference to a plat thereof, made
by C. W. Slagle, surveyor, and sur
veyed by C. R. Cabe, surveyor, on
the 6th day of March, 1918, and
being bounded on the North by the
land of James Cabe, and on the
East by the lands of William Led
better, on the South by lands of
J. C. Brabson heirs, and on the
West by the lands of Robert Mc
Pherson, this being the same tract
of land heretofore conveyed to said
John N. Lewis by L. C. Holbrooks
and wife, S. A. Holbrooks, by deed
dated April 21, 19J3, and recorded
in the Office of Register of Deeds
for Macon County in Book R-3,
This March 15, 1938.
' R. S. JONES,
. . - Trustee.