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THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1939
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Youth and Millstones
Whoso shall offend one of tlie.se little ones which believe in me,
it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck,
and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. St. .Matt. 18:6.
The value of educating intelligent youth who want education but
cannot pay for it themselves is incalucable, in terms of social good
and individual good. Minneapolis Star.
"NI of the urgent needs emphasized by clepres-
sion experience has been the training of youth
in some craft or skill. It is the mass of unskilled
laborers that swells the rolls of the unemployed as
well as the unemployable.
Each year 2(.KUKXJ youny -'people leave school
without opportunity in sight, statistics show. This
was one of the first problems recognized and tack
led by President Roosevelt and his assistants.
"No one knew the answer to the baffling- prob
lem of idle youth, but it was resolved that a method
of education through work should be tried," says
Emma Guffey Miller.' of "the Pennsylvania NYA
Advisory Board. She adds, "If Franklin Roosevelt
conceived of nothing else than the National Youth
Administration, this would place him With the im
mortals." With the unflagging interest of Mrs. Roosevelt
the National Youth Administration was launched
and set in motion throughout the nation to become
what is judged by many to be the most valuable
of all New Deal reforms.
There is a growing sentiment to make NYA a
permanent government agency. The President in
his first statement regarding the National Youth
Administration said, "The yield of this investment
should be high."
Aid to boys and girls of school age of families
on relief has proven that these have as high stan
dard in mind and character as the youth who come
from the higher income families. All they need is
No group or age needing aid has been overlooked
in this administration's program, but much more
has been said and written concerning old age as
sistance and relief than the needs of youth. Per
haps this is because old age, in clamoring for its
"rights" is more vocal than youth. But, after all,
the help extended to old age is only temporary,
while help and opportunity offered to youth is a
contribution affecting untold millions of future
generations. It is in the hands of this generation
whether many of the next generation are to be
liabilities or assets. ' s
In regard to the youth of Macon county, hun
dreds of whom could qualify for aid under NYA,
only about 75 at present are receiving the benefit,
on account of lack of .projects. On the certified
rolls are 150 more in great need of work. Some of
those employed are reported as having helped their
parents pay taxes out of their meager earnings.
All help their families in some Way.
Unless some new projects can be sponsored by
the county many deserving boys and girls will not
be able to attend school during the coming winter.
It is hoped that the cooperation of commission
ers, school board, and citizens can find a way to
"education through Work" for these young people.
To deny them a chance in life makes one think of
sinister things like millstones.
THE note of optimism concerning business con-
ditions sounded in papers since July first is
as novel as it is encouraging.
The August issue of the Democratic Digest car
ries a page of quotations entitled "G. O. P. Press
Sees Business Rise."
The Washington Post is quoted at length, the fol
lowing items among those showing the upward
trend in business:
"A variety of government business barometers
give evidence of a substantial pickup in business
during the remainder of 1939."
"The U. S. Postal Service closed its fiscal year
of June 30 with a $10,000,000 operating surplus.
Postmaster General Farley said current postal re
ceipts, the highest in history, indicated a 'sKarp
upward trend in general prosperity'." N
Aubrey Williams, head of the National Youth
Administration, announced the NYA junior employ
ment service found positions in industry in June
for 10,996 young people a new high, and 105 per
rpnt o-rMtpr than nlacements in Tune last vear.
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Commerce and Federal Reserve Board experts J Roger, and
Busy Londoners Find Time to Read Open Air Bible
Busy though they may be, rare are the pedestrians who fall to stop at least for a moment outside St. Paul's
church in London to read the Bible which lies open in a class-topped stand. Each day the Bible is turned to
a different page. Here is pictured a window-cleaner, a porter, a page boy, and a mother and her child, at
tracted by the open volume. Each day hundreds of people stop in front of the famous church, read for a
few moments, and go on about their duties. Many of the pedestrians admit that it's about the only time they
read the Bible. '
Peace-Time Maneuvers l est Army Etticiency
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When the United States army began its most extensive peace-time maneuvers at Manassas, Va., recent
ly, these members of the Twenty-eighth tank company of Pennsylvania, left, were kept busy checking over
their huge mechanized war steeds. Right: That mock wars have their casualty lists was proved by one pri
vate, who reported at the 104th medical regiment offices to receive first aid for an injured eye. The report did
not state Just bow the soldier suffered the Injury,
predict a gradual improvement in business and cor
responding rise in national income during the next
The Commerce Department says national income
paid out is running at the rate of $66,000,000,000
annually as compared with $64,000,000,000 last year.
"Industries have absorbed more man power and
unemployment figures have been whittled down,"
according to the Post.
The financial pages of other .metropolitan news
papers have recently been recording "a steadily
mounting number of highly favorable reports on
the domestic outlook, despite the deplorable situ
ation in Europe .and Asia." These reports include:
"Record breaking" American consumption of 14
key products, led by set steel, gasoline, rayon,
electricity and aircraft manufacturing.
"Highest" level of residential building since 1929.
"Biggest" shipbuilding boom since World War
"Wide" gains in the first half of this year over
1939 in rubber, motor textiles and other important
industries. " . . , ' . ,
"Record breaking" sales by mail order houses
and well-distributed gains in retail trade in all lines.
A gain of -105 per cent in tire sales during past
five months over the same period last year.
"Factory payrolls and farm incomes are larger
than a year ago and in addition will buy more due
to lower prices. The government is supporting con
struction and relief work and spreading purchas
ing power at an average rate of $250,000,000 or
more a month.
"The steady movement of distribution and con
sumption is shown by the rise of railway freight
car loading to' a new high and by retail sales that
on the whole are good." -
their new home on Ellijay.
Mrs. L. L. Shook, teacher of
the intermediate class, gave her
class a picnic on Sunday, August 6.
Mrs. Fronia Dunn is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Joe Jackson, of
West's Mill, thi,s week.
Dr. B. P. Grant Opens
Dental Office Here
Ben P. Grant. D. D. S., of An
drews, arrived in Franklin last week
to make Franklin his home and to
lake up the practice of dental .sur
gery. He has opened offices in the
Angel building over the Macon
Dr. Grant is a graduate of the
Southern Dental college of At
lanta, and will be welcomed in
professional and social circles
By MISS HAZEL AMMONS
Kev. Bill Breedlove, of Glenvillc,
pastor of the Ellijay Baptist church,
started a revival meeting at Elli
jay Friday night, August 11. Rev.
O. Kelly, of South Carolina, has
joined Mr. Breedlove in the re
vival. We hope to have a great
Miss Jessie Haskett, of Sunset,
S. C, is visiting her uncle, L. L.
Haskett, this week.
Rev. Hobert Rogers and Mrs.
two tons, of Man
Hill, were visiting Mr. Rogers'
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rog
ers, last week-end.
Mrs. J. B. Matlock and Mrs
Fred McGaha were visiting Mr,
and Mrs. Roy Cantrell Sunday,
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Higdon, Jr.,
of Murphy, visited their parents,
Mrs. T. B. Higdon and Mr. and
Mrs. L. L. Haskett, of Higdon
ville, last week-end.
C. G. Mincy and L. L. Shook
have gone to Atlanta this week.
Mrs. Alex Amnion,' made a busi
ness trip to Franklin on August
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Higdon, of
Higdonville, were visiting Mrs.
Higdon's sister, Mrs. Fred Rogers,
Sunday, August 13.
Mrs. Clias. Elmore, of West's
Mill is visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Rogers, this week.
Harm Williams, of Seneca, S.
C, was visiting friends and rela
tives on Ellijay last week.
Miss Sadie Summer attended the
funeral of Mrs. Stewart at the
Yellow Mountain Baptist church
Sunday, August 6.
Francis C. Carey and family, of
Washington, D, C., have moved to ,
MEETING OF MACON COUNTY
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION .
The 36th annual session of the
Macon County Baptist Association
which, convened with the Clear
Creek Baptist church on August
10 and 11, was one meeting of
which Baptist people of Macon
county should be justly proud.
In . the minds of most people
who attended those meeting they
were in many respects superior to
other associational gatherings of
The artist,s say, "That arrange
ment is order." Accepting this as
true,1 the major' factors responsible
for the great 1 success of the meet
ings were contributed by the cour
teous and pious people of the Clear
First the church and grounds
were put in perfect order for the
occasion. There was an atmos
phere of welcome during the meet
ings, on the grounds and in the
homes. Secondly,' the quietness and
order throughout the services were
highly commendable. Not one bit
of disturbance in or around the
Thirdly, these people knew how
to prepare and supply refreshments.
'1'here were plenty of good things
to eat and some to; spare, and
good they were.
There' is no wonder that ' the
business of the association could
be so, conducted as to warrant a
We sincerely hope that all our
Baptist churches will catch this
spirit of pride in . caring for our
SAN FORD J. SMITH.
dred -in 'WO. The telescope brings
down distant worlds so close to
us that we may realize more fully
the power and wisdom of .our Cre
ator. l'r.;iiliecy brings down-out of
the unseen, revelations of . the un
searchable riches held in store for
the spirits of the lovers of our
divine Christ. The Rickman reun
ions are rich in the treasures of
memory, for they bring up to us
living events of former days and
cause them to inarch in grand re
view rank on rank before the
thoughtful mind. "For a thousand
years in thy sight are but as yest
erday when it is past.'' The years
coll back, curtain after curtain,
and melt into one scene folded up
in yesterday. When you meet to
elieaise matters of family history
hat cluster about the lives of
Uerrit and Sarah Rickman, lives
.urthy of the. highest honor on
earth and higher honors before
he King of kings, your grateful
leans will thrill with new joy.s,
die doors to the halls of memory
vill swing open wide, old songs
will fill the air and familiar faces
vill again, rise to view.
"Earth still has music left in store,
While' memory sighs and sings."
Grandfather Rickman loved the
beautiful in music and melodious
song, in the flower, and the for
ests, in the lower animals and the
uirds of-, the' air; and children
leasted on his charming stories,
even as they relished Grandmoth
er's"' wonderful cookies. Tie was the
leading puipil orator in his land
and in his day and thousands
came to the Savior as the ' Spirit
used his urgent gospel invitations;
and drandniuther Rickman in her
own sweet way led many doubting
sinners to trust in a loving Savior.
Well do 1 remember his funeral.
Three worthy gospel ministers;
Mark May, Thomas Carter and
Allen Amnions preached from the
text of his last sermon "There
remaineth therefore a rest to the
people of God." Three of the fin
est eulogies, and each probably
the masterpiece of the great
hearted speaker, Grandmother was
ready to join him in the better
world after God gave her a night
vision of her aged lover standing
at the foot of her bed. The trump
ets must have sounded at the re
union of the two great souls who
had been so faithful to their Lord
till the light of eventide came and
the gates opened to the Morning
Port Angeles, Wash.
July 24, 1939.
Matinee 3:30 P. M.
Night Show 7:30 and 9:30
SHOWING FROM 1:30 TO
11 P. M. SATURDAYS
PROGRAM FOR WEEK
INTERESTING LETTER FROM
REV. M. L. RICKMAN
The following letter has been re
ceived by John L. Rickman from
his brother, the Rev. M. L. Kick
man, who was for many years
pastor of the First Baptist church
of Port Angeles, Wash., and is
now known as pastor emeritus of
that large northwestern congrega
tion. The letter will be read with
interest by the friends and rela
tives of the Rickman family in
Dear Brother John:
Please accept my thanks for
yours of the 14th with a copy of
the epitaphs on the stones erected
at the grave of our father and
mother, also with interesting news
and plans for the annual Rickman
reunion in honor of Grandfather
It would give the greatest pleas
ure to be with you' on that event
ful day, and I really wish if
spared that I could join our kin-
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
With MARIE WILSON
"THE LONE RANGER
SATURDAY. AUGUST 19
Double Feature Program
"THEY MADE HER
With: SALLY EILERS
FRANK M. THOMAS
Danger! Spies at work I Right
under this nation's nose!
It is full of excitement
GENE AUTRY IN
With: SMILEY BURNETTE
A picture full of thrills and laughs
you will enjoy
MONDAY, AUGUST 21
With: ANN SOTHERN
JEAN ROGERS, LYNN BAR I
It tells of love, jealousies, adven
tures and intritrups
women who live in a hotel from
which men are barred .
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 ,
JOHN PAYNE, ANN SHERIDAN.
U ALE PAGE
A picture you shouldn't miss
WED.-THURS., AUG. 23-24
"ANDY HARDY GETS
This IS torriklol 1C U U..-
Mi it, limn
you to laugh you shouldn't
FAY Hni nciu
Another grand Hardy Picture!
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