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TM ftlANKMN MiM AMD Hit HIGHLANDS MACONIAN
THURSDAY, ftfifttUAY 23, W33
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The Lord our God is one Lord; and thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,
and with all thy strength; this is the first commandment. And the
second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
There is none other commandment greater than these. Mark 12 : 29-31.
It is the Christian's paramount task, the. task committed unto us
by Christ Himself, to put a new spirit into the world, the spirit of
brotherhood, the spirit of kindness, the spirit of understanding, the
spirit of love. Dr. E. B. Chafee.
A World Day of Prayer
TPHE idea of a worldwide fellowship of prayer for
Christian missions was started in 1920 when
women of all denominations in Canada and the
United States, and the missions supported by these
churches throughout the world, united in prayer on
the first Friday in Lent. The idea of a circle of
prayer around the world. so spread that in 1927 the
first World Day of Prayer was observed. The pro
gram, usually written by a woman in a different
part of the world each7 year, is translated into more
than 50 languages and vernaculars and made avail
able for Christian women the world around.
In the face of cataclysmic happenings in many
parts of the world, of wars and rumors of wars,
with the leaders of whole nations striving to stamp
out 2000 years of Christian teaching, it is deeply
significant that women in these very nations are
uniting with their more fortunate ' sisters of the
world's democracies in this Day of Prayer.
The day begins with the rising of the sun in the
Fiji islands in the Pacific and ends at sunset at
Gambell on St. Lawrence island , off the coast of
That the teaching of Jesus of Nazareth may pre
vail to save the world from the madness of another
world war, these words of a great World War chap
lain and English preacher, the late Studdert Ken
nedy, need now to be taken to heart and re-stated :
"The fate of the world depends upon the social, and
personal, responsibility of the individual and Jiis
power and willingness to bear it. God will not let us
have His world for a playground, a battlefield, a
factory, an empire any longer. We must give it to
Him -or there will be darkness over the world
from the sixth to the ninth hour and that may be
a thousand years. We must decide and the decision
is for you and me. The history of the world is play
ed out in the individual human soul. The fate of the
world, of our children and our children's children1
depends upon you and me."
It Is Well to Face the Facts
IN an official notice announcing the approval of a
secondary road project for Macori county, Which
is calculated to furnish work for 314 men for four
months, there is also the statement that approxi
mately 200 will be left, unemployed, and that when
the project is completed there will be no more em
ployment for an of the men who have for many
months depended for a living upon that kind of
The only way in which WPA and other govern
ment relief agencies can continue to function after
the end of the fiscal year, June 30, is for the present
session of congress tof appropriate additional funds,
and indications are that congress will not be very
liberal in that respect.
There is due to start this week a searching, nation-wide
investigation of all WPA workers and
those employed by other relief agencies, in order
that those who can sustain themselves may be cut
from the rolls. This investigation is being made be
cause it is known that in all sections there are many
drawing money from the government who are
amply able to live upon their own resources.
Relief for those who are helpless to provide for
themselves is not likely to be curtailed, but those
who can feed and clothe themselves and their fam
ilies without government assistance are going to be
compelled to do so.
It is just as well to face the facts. The govern
ment is not expected to carry the present load after
the end of the fiscal year, and will probably furnish
subsistence only to those who, through misfortune
or physical weakness, cannot provide for themselves.
land," "Wild Animals at Home'
"Coal," "Wood," "Children of Hoi
land," "Children of China," "Chil
dren of America," "Children of
Italy," "Indians," "A Child's Book
of Verse," "Stories of American
Music," and "How the City Serve9
its' People." "
Everyone of the books is cloth
bound and interestingly illustrated
with pictures. They are expected
to prove very durable.
Bob Bingham Buys
Place From Mrs. Potts
It is announced that Bob Bing
ham has bought as an investment
a lot with five-room house on the
Murphy road, adjoining the Stiles
and McGuire places, from Mrs.
Maude Potts. The house is at pres
ent occupied by Clarence Crisp
JUNIORS TO SPONSOR
The junior class is. sponsoring a
student stunt night in the high
school auditorium next Friday night.
All classes are to participate and
prizes will be given to the out
standing artstists who will be
chosen by three judges. The pub
lic is invited and ' the admission
will be 10 cents for ' everybody.
CAST SELECTED FOR
After two tryouts the cast for
"Heart Trouble," a humorous three
act. play, has been chosen. The
story centers around the affairs of
the Morrison family. Their trouble,
trials and joys are truly typical of
any American family.
Members of the 'class include
Dorothy Lee Morrison as Mrs.
Grace Morrison whose social ambi
tions for her daughter almost wreck
the home. Virginia Tessier as
Laura, the "Petted social darling"
of the Morrisons. Doris Corbin as
Patricia Morrison, the Cinderella
of the family. Harry Higgins is in
the role of Junior, the 17-year-old
harum-scarum .son of the Morrison
family. Eugene ,Furr is Fred Mor
rison, the husband and father of
the family, whose sudden turning
is- a revelation; George Patton is
cast as Tommy Calor, Laura's boy
friend. Dorothy Sloan as Lenore
Appleby, a spoiled daughter of the
rich father, Jethroe Appleby (Wil
son Ledford). The role of a sleek
sophisticated golf pro, Conrad Tyl
er is taken by J. C. Cunningham
with Lillian Jones as his wife, Mrs.
It is certain that everyone can
enjoy this all-American play as
American as hot dogs and mustard.
Stage and property managers are
to be appointed later.
ADDRESSES STUDENTS r
On Monday the school had the
unusual and enjoyable pleasure of
hearing Dr. John A. Calfee, re
tired president of 'Asheville Normal
Teachers' college. . Dr. Calfee urg
ed everyone to adopt the slogan,
"Even if I don't want to I will."
He stressed the need of a pleasing
personality, and the almost sure
failure of the person without per
sonality. The address was enjoyed by
every member of the school, and
everyone expressed the desire to
hear Dr. Calfee again.
nip and tuck for a while, Fouts'
high score was 8 points. Dillard
of Glenville, .scored 6 points, being
the outstanding player of the team.
Following are the lineups :
Franklin Girls Glenville Girls
F Teems ..: Monteith F
F Tyler Wisher F
C Henson Luck F
G Justice .. .. Moody, B. G
G Jones Moody, J C
G Barnard Rogers C
Franklin Boys - Glenville Boys
Fr-Colver . . Sims F
F Wilkie Stewart F
C Leatherman Laning C
G Fouts ....... .; . . . Monteith C
G Bryson Dillard G
Macon Men Injured
In Quarry Explosion
Two Macon county men, Chas.
McGaha, of Oak Grove, and James
McCall, of Gneiss, were among
those injured in the explosion at
a rock quarry at Mars Hill on
Monday, February 13, which killed
three workers and injured five.
Both Macon county men were
seriously hurt and were taken to
a hospital immediately after the
explosion. It is reported that their
condition is satisfactory and that
they will recover.
FRANKLIN WINS IN
CONTEST OVER ROBINSVILLE
In the most thrilling game of
the season, Franklin emerged as
victor over Robbinsville in a hotly
contested conflict last Friday night,
the score being -21 to 19. The
Franklin boys displayed good team
work throughout the evening, and
not for a single instant did they
slacken up to give the Robbinsville
boys a break.
Leatherman, star scorer of the
game, hit the goal for 12 points
for Franklin while Rodgers led the
scoring for Robbinsville. Wilkie and
Fouts also showed oustanding abil
ity. The line-up is as follows:
Franklin (21) Robbinsville (19)
F Culver (1) Straton (2)
F Wilkie (6) ...r... Rodgers (12)
C Leatherman (12) Davis
G Setser Dayton (2)
G Fouts Hooper
Suhs: Franklin Bryson, Hunni
cutt 2; Robbinsville Stewart 2,
Franklin high school defeated
the Glenville high school basket
ball on the court of the former
Tuesday night in a double-header
game. The contest was thrilling
throughout. The outcome was Un
certain until the whistle blew.
In the girls' game, Gjenville's
comeback proved too much for the
Franklin school's weaker sex.
Davis was outstanding for Glen
ville, finding the goal for 13
points. Teems also found the range
for 13 points, j
In the boys' game the score was
FUTURE FARMERS OF
The Smoky Mountain Federation
of Future Farmers held 'their
monthly meeting, February 15. Del
egate Mack Patton and alternate
delegate Brownlow Addintori at
tended the meeting which was held
at Uethel, Haywood county. After
the meeting was elosed the Home
Economics; stldents of the high
school served tasty refreshments to
all the delegates.
At this meeting the delegates'
voted to have the Annual Tourna
ment of the Smoky Mountain Fed
eration held at the Bethel gymnasium.
GET NEW BOOKS
A new collection of books has
been bought for the pupils of the
first, second, and third grades.
These 25 books are all attractive,
interesting books on different prac
tical subjects which will ' be very
helpful to the pupils. The books
are as follows.: "Boots,". "Trains,"
"Words on Wings,'? "A Letter for
Lucy to Answer,' "Food," "Milk"
"Bread," "The Magic of Cloth "
"The Clothes We Wear," "Homes
of Long Ago," "Homes of Today,"
"Butterflies 'and Moths'," "Creep
ers and Sliders," "Life of Baby
Animals," "Sled Dogs in Snow-
Claims Paid To 43
For Old-Age Insurance
A statement issued by Graham
Martin, manager of the Asheville
office of the social security board,
shows that 43 claims for old-age
insurance were certified for pay
ment to eligible persons in this
area during January 1939.
Since the start of the program,
on January 1, 1937, 701 claims,
amounting to $20,828.12, have been
certified- for payment to' persons
living within the 18 western North
Carolina counties comprising the
area served by the Asheville of
fice. A little, more than half of these
claims were filed by relatives of
deceased workers who were em
ployed in jobs covered by the so
cial security act and who died be
fore receiving benefits. The other
claims were paid to insured work
ers in this area, who reached the
age of 65 during recent months,
after having worked in jobs that
come under the act.
Mr. Martin' said that since the
old-age insurance provisions went
into operation on January 1, 1937,
more than $156,987.24 in lump-sum
payments, representing about 5,426
claims were certified for payment
to citizens of North Carolina. Of
that number, 380 claims were ap
proved by the social security board
during January, 1939, and certified
to the United States treasury for
payment. The average amount of
claims . certified for payment in
January in this state was.' $40.21.
More than one and a quarter mil
lion dollars in old-age insurance
benefits, representing about 18,
700 claims,- were certified for pay
ment throughout the United States
during January. Since January 1,
1937, more than 285,600 claims, to
taling $13,000,000, have been certified.
Farmers of Wilson county 'have
practically completed the seeding
of tobacco plant beds, since heavy
rains and resulting wet grounds
have made late planting difficult.
sWaiting For a Sail
The Modern Merchant
Doesn't wait for SALES
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