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THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1939
last week the bombing of the Amer
ican Southern Baptist Mission at
Laiyang, the seventh bombing of
American mission property in May.
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The field ,is the world; the good seed are , the children of the
kingdom: but the tares are the children of the wicked one.
St. Matt. 13:38.
Fraternity is the natural instinct of man, and he fights only when
urged by the higher-ups. .... I am for fraternity now among the
peoples of the earth.-I ley wood Broun.
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117ITH our growing habit of celebrating days
and weeks to give emphasis to both needs and
blessings, there has come at last a day dedicated to
that primary need and blessing Father with a
day all his own. . Being accustomed to making the
wheels go round, as it were, to whooping up and
motivating all the other days (and weeks), we are
inclined to think that Father was the last person
in the world to think of adding another day "to an
already crowded calendar. What with birthdays,
weddings, anniversaries, Christmases, Easters,
Fourth of Julys, and that new and beautiful
"Mother's Day", the fathers would have been con
tent to. let it go at that. But, be it said to the
credit of the children and the mothers that they
sensed the omission. Even if belated, the recogni
tion of Father's plate in the sun and right to a
"Day" has come at, last. Taken for granted the rest
of the year, now, on the third Sunday in June, is
the day to tell Father with ties and socks and
fountain pens how much you love and appreciate
"The American Destiny"
PVERY American, old and young, especially
young, would be a better informed, more in
spired American after a careful study of the June
6 issue of the magazine "Life". With superb skill,
facts are made graphic in picture, map and text
that illustrate the most amazing material wealth
and development ever possessed by any nation.
Devoted to a study of America's future, the whole
magazine is a masterpiece, including Walter Lipp
mann's editorial, "The American Destiny". He pic
tures the people inhabiting this land of undevelop
ed plenty as trembling on the brink of that destiny.
Instead of grasping the limitless opportunities offer-,.
ed to go forward the present mind of the nation is -centered
on security, safety, neutrality, isolation.
In contrast to other nations we are rich beyond
the dreams of avarice, yet instead of seeking great
er production, we are possessed with a defeatist
idea of curtailment of every power to create from
crops to population. Having produced more than
' we can effectually distribute, our recent policy is
to produce less, to work less, to risk less, to close
bur eyes to the travail of other peoples.
Mr. Lippmann points out "When a nation refuses
to do the great things which rt has to do, it is
unable to do the little things that it Wishes to do.
... Men who will not face the big things become
generally nervous and fearful in all things. . . .
"We are afrard of the fertility of the American
earth, afraid of the productiveness of American
capital and labor, afraid of American influence in
the family of nations."
Reviewing with, this author the history of our
country from the weakness of 13 states, to its pres-
ent position as greatest on the face of the earth
we, too, hope that this is only a passing phase.
We hope that, the little, men and false leaders,
responsible for this phase will be swept into the
discard by the inherent good sense, energy and
imagination of the people themselves. , '
Those elements and qualities of brain and brawn
and heart gathered from every nation in the past
f GIVE US fj i i 1
Mr. and Mrs. Al Parker, both 20 years old, of Wenatchee, Wash.,
decided they couldn't see enough of the country traveling: by auto, so
they took to their bicycles. En route to Tia Juana, Mexico, the yrung
couple pack a sleeping bag: and a box of provisions. When they completed
their trip they will have traveled from Canada to Mexico.
that have brought America to its present great
ness should possess the virility to carry on, enlarg
ing the original pattern and plan without chang
ing the original design; "conscious not only of
their incomparable inheritance but of the splendor
of their destinv."
As the World
A brief survey of cur
rent events in state,
nation and abroad
the facts boiled down
to a few pithy lines.
The 10th .anniversary of the
founding of the giant Enka Rayon
plant in . the Hominy valley near
Asheville was celebrated Saturday
evening at a dinner for (officials
and employees at the Battery Park
hotel. Established 'by capitalist
from Holland, this plant repre
sents, an original cost of $10,000,000,
with many additions since, giving
employment to more than 3,000
TWO SHOT IN BUNCOMBE
Clay W. London, Buncombe coun
ty storekeeper and his assistant
were shot and wounded by two
masked bandits Tuesday night, who
fled after the shooting, leaving
100 in cash that Mr, London had
in his purse.
W. N. C. GROUP IMPRESSED
BY KING AND QUEEN
Back from Washington where
they performed last Thursday be
fore the King and Queen of Eng
land in the White House after
dinner, members of the Soco Gap,
Haywood county scjuare dance
team, expressed their profound re
spect for the British monarchs. "In
the brief time we had to observe
them and by the words of appre
ciation they spoke to us wc were
deeply impressed by their person
alities a.s being genuinely royal,
much more than figureheads," said
Bascom Lamar Lunsford, director.
THE KING AND QUEEN
SAY GOOD BYE
The departure of the British
King and Queen last Monday for
Canada marked the end of the
royal ' visit in the United States,
making history for both nations.
With .sincere and enthusiastic dem
onstrations of millions of Amer
icans marking their progress, uni
versal admiration was accorded the
gracious and friendly couple who
wear the crowns of the British
NEUTRALITY BILL APPROVED
BY HOUSE COMMITTEE
By a strictly party vote, the
house foreign affairs .committee to
day approved the new administra
tion neutrality bill, a measure so
drawn that if war should come to
Europe, America's vast resources
would concededly be available to
Great Britain, France and their
REP. DOUGHTON '
After passing the Doughton bill
containing broad amendments to
the social security act by a vote of
3)51 to 2, the house of representa
tives Saturday stood and gave its
author, Chairman Robert L. Dough
ton, of the house ways and means
committee, a rousing ovation which
lasted for several minutes. , Dough
ton has also piloted other major
financial acts through the house,
and hopes to put through the new
tax bill this week.
The house voted Tuesday to re
peal the undistributed profits levy.
The treasury department estimates
that the new program of tax re
vision should not bring any great
curtailment of revenue.
BOWERS GOES TO CHILE
Claude G. Bower.s, .until a few
months ago U. S. ambassador in
Spain, has been appointed U. S.
ambassador to Chile. Bowers is
author of outstanding books of
American history and biography,
with a fine record as a diplomat.
CROSSES LAKE MICHIGAN
Ted Bellak, 27, of; New Jersey,
set a new world record Monday
night for longest flight ever made
over water in a soaring plaine. In
a flight across Lake Michigan he
made 54 miles in 56 minutes. He
predicts that gliders will be sail
ing across the United States in 10
years, - across the Atlantic in 30
On Tuesday Britain is reported
to have,, warned Japan of a possible
clash if the latter attempts to
blockade the British concession at
Tientsin. The British maintain an
infantary batallion of 750 officers
and men. Besides there are a
French colonial regiment and 560
American marines stationed at
Tientsin. British, French and U. S.
diplomatic representatives in Shang
hai are said to be in close . con
sultation on the situation.
CHINESE POISON JAPS
A mass poisoning of officials of
the Japanese government of Shang
hai is. reported by the Japanese as
an attempt of Chinese to kill. off
the enemy officials of the Chinese
The United States government
protested to the Japanese Embassy
By MISS HAZEL BRADLEY
Mrs. Leonard Myers, president
of the Asbury Ladies.' Aid, who
was responsible for the coming of
"Uncle Dave" Macon to Franklin,
on Saturday, June 10, has announc
ed that the box office receipts
amounted to $179.00. We are grate
ful to Mrs. Myers for the splendid
work she did.
Carrie Vinsion, small daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Vinson, of Otto
and Highlands, who has been ser
iously iill at the Angel hospital, is
reported slightly improved.
Miss Katherine Vinson, who is
in nurse's training at Grace hos
pital, Banner Elk, and Robert and
John, employed at Bakersville, are
spending a vacation at the home of
their parents Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
George Cabe was honored with
a birthday dinner on Sunday, June
11, at the home of his daughter,
Mrs.,Youell Bradley and Mr. Brad
ley. "Enjoying the day with Mr.
Cabe were the immediate family,
relatives and friends. Mr. Cabe is
one of our oldest, most loved and
interesting citizens. He remembers
quiet plainly many interesting ex
periences of his childhood during
the Civil War period.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Norton enter
tained Saturday evening, June 10,
qt 7:30 with a shower for Mr. and
Mrs. Hubert Bradley. Mrs. Brad
ley was before her recent marriage
Miss Estelle Henson. Lovely gifts,
were presented them by their
Carey Cabe, who has been em
ployed by the Ritter Lumber com
pany at Barrett, W. Va., for the
past year, is visiting friends and
relatives in this community.
Damage from floods is estimated
roughly 'to cost the United States
about $100,000,000 a year, accord
ing to a report of the Soil Con
Matinee 3:30 P. IvL ,
Night Show 7:30 and 9:30
SHOWING FROM 1:30 TO
11 P. M. SATURDAYS"
PROGRAM FOR WEEK
FRIDAY, JUNE 16
JOHN GARFIELD AND THE
"DEAD END KIDS" IN
"THEY MADE ME A
With: CLAUDE RAINS. ANN
SHERIDAN, MAY ROBSON,
SATURDAY, JUNE 17
Double Feature Program
With: WALTER PIDGEON,
VIRGINIA BRUCE, LEO
CARRILLO, LE BOWMAN
It's a thrilling, baffling mystery 1
WILD BILL (Hickok) ELLIOT
Thrills as two-gun justice hits the
Texas bad land
MON.-TUES., JUNE 19-20
CHARLES BOYER IN
With: MARIA OUSPENSKAYA,
LEE B0WMAN, ASTR1D ALL
WYN, MAURICE MOSOVJCH
Charles Boyer", more handsome,
more winning, more dashing than
ever. . . . Irene Dunne, ravishingly
gowned jn fashion's latest creations
. . in a romantic drama made for
WED.-THURS., JUNE 21-22 .
MYRNA LOY, ROBERT TAYLOR
Together For The First Time
With: JOSEPH ALLEN, HENRY
O'NEILL, DOUGLAS FOWLEY
With a thin dime . . . they set out
to make a fortune but they trade
it for a million dollars' worth of
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