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THE -FRAti.iO.tM PRESS AND
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Many Tasks Face
HE General Assembly
convened in Raleigh
problems which promise to hold the body for a long
Among many matters to come-before the legis
lators will be the question as to what to do about
the absentee ballot law. There is a very strong
sentiment over the state, and has been for years, in
favor of the repeal of this measure, but all efforts
at repeal have so far been defeated. It remains to
be seen whether or not the present assembly will
have the courage to wipe it off the books.
There may be a determined effort made to stop
the diversion of highway funds to other purposes,
?nd there will be an equally determined effort to
divert more highway funds to more purposes,
which probably means that things will stay as they
A demand is sure to be made for more funds to
increase old age pensions and for other changes in
the social security law, and for increased appropria
tions for state institutions. Also our old friend, the
sales tax, is still with us and will no doubt remain
indefinitely, in view of the fact that there seems no
, other way to raise' $10,000,000 which the state must
Then there is the proposed homestead tax exemp
tion and the question of where and how to get
."morq taxes to cover increased expenditures. All of
these matters will come up to plague the state's
lawmakers and make them wish they ' had stayed
out of politics.
HE seventy-sixth session of the Congress of the
United States convened Tuesdav. and for the
first time in six years contains a strong representa
tion from the Republican party. Also many Demo-.
' cratic congressmen and senators who are opposed
, to the New Deal policies were reelected, and there
W will be plenty of fireworks before the session is
It is expected that an emergency appropriation
will be put through with little opposition to carry
on WPA activities until the end of the fiscal year,
June 30. But after that date there will probably be
radical changes in the government's spending policy.
A determined drive will be made to inaugurate
an entirely new arid less expensive set-up for WPA
and several other government agencies, and to
drastically curtail relief spending all down the line.
Administration leaders will no doubt make every
effort to secure authority , for continuing present
policies, and some compromise will probably be
made whereby relief funds will be granted with
J" Congress holding authority to say where and how
V each dollar is to be spent. There seems to be no
. Sdoubt that Congress intends to stop the delegation
of .authority and intends to hold tight to the na
A vast armament program will probably go over
by a safe majority, in spite of the strong fight to
be waged by a number of pacifist congressmen and
senators in both parties. The fact that all author
ities in America and Europe seem to agree that a
European war will start in the spring, and that
there is unrest throughout the world, will enable the
administration to carry through all measures con
sidered necessary for national defense.
t An effort will be made to amend the labor rela
tions act and the wage and hour law, and the so
cial security act is due to be changed in order to in
clude practically all classes of workers and to raise
the scale of payments for old age pensions.
There is no set program ready for legislative ac
tion at this session, but there are several major
battles forecast which may carry the session well
into the summer. ' j '
of North Carolina, which
Wednesday, faces several
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Hollywood's committee of 56 recently signed their own Declaration of Independence which will be signed
by 20,000,000 American citizens and then presented to President Roosevelt and congress, seeking a sever
ance of economic relations with Nazi Germany until such time as that country comes into the fold of nations
in accordance with the humane principles of international law. Left to right, sea ted:. Mel vyn Douglas, James
Cagney, Edward Robinson. Standing: Gale Sondergaard, Helen 'Gahagan, Henry Fonda and Gloria Stuart.
Long faced students trudged
wearily back to their tires.ome du
ties Monday morning. Some pupils
looked as if the holidays had rest
ed them, others looked even more
tired than before. Whether he lik
ed it or not each pupil was com
pelled to open 'his books and re
sume hrs studies.
Changes of particular importance
have been called to their attention.
AH the toilets in the buildings J
have been painted white with a
wainscoating of dark green. The
students are anxious for 'others to
know that the tax payers had noth
ing to do with furnishing the ma
terial. Money for the paint and
brushes was raised in the school
supply shop. WPA furnished the
Also drainage ditches have been
constructed and the road behind
the gymnasium has been improved.
MR. WELLS URGES
The subject which Mr. Wells pre
sented to the high school students
last Monday concerned New Year's
resolutions. He explained the cause
of resolutions and suggested .some
good ones in connection with edu
cation. One that was of particular
The Rev. Jim Vinson filled his
regular appointment at Holly Springs
last Sunday, and preached a wond
erful sermon on "The Birth and
Life of Jesus."
Misses Emma and Pauline Elliott,
of Asheville, spent Christmas with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs; W. D.
Miss Evelyn Kinsland entertain
ed a number of her friends Satur
day night with a watch party.
Miss Dewel Elliott spent two
weeks in Asheville visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. Leonard Corbin.
Misses Vonnie and Dorothy Deal,
of Enka, spent the holidays with
their mother, Mrs. J. B. Deal.
Dewey Corbin, Marion Deal and
Walter Elliott made a business trip
to Asheville Tuesday.
Theodore Elliott will take a
truck load of tobacco to the Ashe
ville warehouse Thursday for farm
ers of, the Holly Springs commun
Mrs. Bill Bolick is a patient in
Angel hospital where she under
went an operation.
Miss Marie Berry has returned
to her home on Walnut Creek since
undergoing an appendix operation.
Miss Virginia Kctner bad her
Severance of Nazi Relations
interest was that of attendance. Mr.
Wells stated that during the month
of December the eighth grade bad
as many absences as all of ' the
grammar grades combined. This, of
course explains the fact that more
nigh school freshmen failed courses
than did the grammar grades.
The .senior class rings, which
have been looked forward to with
great anticipation have at last
reached their owners.
The rings are made of unpolish
ed gold with a stone of red or, in
some oases, of blue. On either side
of the stone is a seal; one is the
familiar seal of the State of North
Carolina, the other is' of especial
significance, the seal of Franklin
high school. The seal of Franklin
high school is an attractive view
of a local mountain with the sun
rising behind it. This seal was de
signed by George Patton.
SUITS ORDERED FOR
GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM
Suits were ordered Wednesday
for the girls' basketball team, and
are expected to arrive within the
next 10 days. The suits will consist
of white jerseys with red letters
and red shorts. '
cousin, Jimmie Keener, of Franklin,
as her guest Christmas week.
C. N. Jones went to visit his
daughter, Mrs. Ledford and family,
just after Christmas. Her home is
Miss Anna Lee Mashburn, of
Franklin high school, spent the hol
idays . with her parents.
Miss Macy Wood, who under
went an operation at Angel hos
pital, is with her aunt, Mrs. Ed
Gregory, on Franklin Route 4.
Enriis Mashburn expects to leave
soon for work in a CCC camp in
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Tilson and
children spent the Christmas holi
days with Mrs. Tilson's parents at
Highlands, Shookville Route.
Norman West made the) Walnut
Creek school children happy by
giving them a Christmas tree.
Everett and Ennis Mashburn,
who have been working in Frank
lin, spent the week-end with their
Lambert Leopard is building a
home on 'his land on Walnut Creek.
Lincoln county farmers who have
done more fall and winter plowing
than in many years say the work
will result in conserving moisturei
killing insects, . pulverizing the soil
by freezing and will give a better
seed bed for planting spring crops.
A NEW YEAR'S THOUGHT -
Let us walk softly, friend;
For strange paths lie before us,
The New Year, spotless from the
hand of God,
Is thine and mine, O friend!
Let ,us walk straightly, friend;
Forget the crooked paths behind us
Press on with steadier purpose on
To better deeds, O friend!
Perchance .some greater good
than we have known
Is waiting for us, or some fair
hope flown ; '
Shall yet return, O frientf!'
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