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THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, i&3
triE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MAC0N1AN
WPA Has Served 22,000,000
School Lunches In Four Years
Who ' wants to study On an
empty stomach ?
Twenty-two million hot lunches
have been prepared and served by
WPA workers in child cafeterias
in North Carolina during the past
four years. No, Child's Restaurant
chain doesn't operate in the state,
nor is this a plug for those famous
cafes; nor would women be elig
ible for work relief were they em
ployed by a private concern. .
These are hot school lunches for
'underprivileged children whose par
ents cainot afford to pal for their
mid-day meal. School officials have
repeatedly shown that for hundreds
of the 72,572 children to whom
these lunches are given, it i,s' the
only . hot food for the entire day.
So, many children have been pro
tected from "studying on an empty
stomach" or staying -away from
school. Children by the hundreds
who are very undernourished are
given food as soon as they reach
school in addition to the noontime
-In 90 counties, the project has
been maintained in 700 schools. In
keeping with the astrological num
ber in hyiches, the cost totalled at
the end of the 1938-39 .school se
mesters, $1,048,514 including $405,
407 in sponsors' funds for the
school lunch program alone.
"Free school lunches for under
privileged children are assured for
the coming year in all localities
having them in the past. ,1 feel cer
tain that new project units for
this humane - undertaking will be
sponsored," soid Stale WPA Ad
ministrator C. C. McGinnis.
The repasts, prepared by the
WPA project, supply .a balanced
diet. The menus are suggested in
bulletins arranged by a dietician.
Good food eagerly consumed by
hungry , young bodies, gives those
bodies a better chance to main
tain health, gives a better attitude
towards school, towards life. All
portends a ibetter citizenry for the
Cleanliness and sanitary practices
are rigidly enforced in kitchens and
dining rooms. Moreover, the service
is carried out under conditions
which children would encounter in
the world outside. Toble etiquette
" Another paychlogical factor is
that the free lunches are served
right along in the rooms where
children of more fortunate parents
pay for their meals. The real point
is that no distinction is made and
no child knows the status of any
other's meal ticket.
This project ' is sponsored by the
several city, town and county
school boards for the reason that
Thanksgiving This Year To
Be Moved Up One Week
An Associated Press story which
appeared Tuesday morning carried
the information that President
Roosevelt intends this year to
move Thanksgiving Day up one
week. The story was given out by
the President at the home of his
mother on Campobello Island, New
For the last ' six years, he ex
plained, a great many people have
been complaining that there is too
long an interval between the Labor
' Day holiday early in September
and Thanksgiving Day toward the
end of November, and that the
time is too short between Thanks
giving and Christinas.
This sounds .silly, he said.
. But he added that stores, work
ing people and retailers had pro
posed that Thanksgiving be chang
ed from the usual last Thursday
in November. This year Thanks
giving would normally fall on No
vember 30, and Mr. Roosevelt has
decided to issue a proclamation
setting aside . November 23 as
Thanksgiving Day. '
He recalled that in 'the early
days of the republic 'a day in Oc
tober was marked down for
thanksgiving and .that it was not
SERVING THE LIVING
As We Would Be Served
Became of tlie variance In human
desires and requirement!, funerals
differ greatly Consequently, funeral
colli muil vary widely.
Standardised service! can never at
tain lite degree of appropriateness
thai mecti the needs of a bereaved
family and fully expresses IU love
and respect. Eajfh service we direct
li personally plunnrd to meet ihe In
dividual desires and financial wishes
of ihe family
PHONE 106 NIGHT PHONE 10
there were (and are) so many
hungry children thronging our pub
lic schools. There were' also many
needy women, economic family
heads, seeking WPA jobs whose
'only previous work experience had
been as housewives; With little
training, these women were quali
fied to cook and serve food. Thus,
the reasons for the enterprise.
Foodstuffs are doiiated by spon
sors with one' exception. Correlated
now as a project section is the
Wl'A gardening ond canning pro
gram, conducted in 80 counties.
On' the combined project, 1,150
persons, mostly women, have earn
ed their livings by work. All of
these have obtained health cer
tificates after, a rigorous food
The educational . institutions are
closed during summer months. Most
housewives - selected for the work
knew how or have been taught to
can, preserve and lend a garden.
So, they, with others, are now as
signed to that section.
The other Wl'A workers knew
how to till the soil but they had
no land to tend. Their labors are
directed towards growing 'and har
vesting vegetables. They are now
reaping the butierbeans, tomatoes,
potatoes, okra, corn, field peas,
"greens" for summer canning.
Soup mixes and .separate vege
tables are being sealed in cans;
corn, beans, field peas dried. Dur
ing winter, this nutriment will be
used iu hoi' school lunches.
Modern, effective, sanitary pro
cesses are employed in preserving
food. Screened canneries house the
steam pressure cookers, the "hot
water baths'', the rooms where the
vegetables are conditioned for their
roundabout trip to young stomachs.
The project isn't satisfied witli
summer-grown produce alone. With-suimuer-grown
produce alone. Win
ter gardens are cultivated all over
the state so that fresh vegetables,
too, may find their way to the
school lunch tables. The winter
crop depends upon the section.
Potatoes,' carrots, beets are "hill
ed"; cabbages, spinach, collards and
mustard greens flourish during late
fall, spring and much winter.
"We have just appointed Mrs.
Louine M. Moore of Franklinton,
a graduate in home economics, the
state supervisor", announced Mrs.
May E. Macpbell, state director
WPA Professional and 1 Service
Division. "The gardening and can
ning department has been intensi
fied during the past two years.
"This work is truly in the Amer
ican Motif, continued Mrs. Camp
bell. "WPA has helped those who
could not help themselves, who,
in turn, have helped those who
could not help themselves."
until after the Civil War that the
last Thursday in November .was
selected for observance.
The first Thanksgiving Day was
observed by the Pilgrims in Mas
sachusetts in 1021 iin celebration of
their first harvest.
The Massachusetts bay colony
authorities repeated the celebra
tiin in 1030, and irregularly until
1089 when it became an. annual
The New England Puritans, who
frowned on an elaborate observance
of Christmas as suggestive of Ca
tholicism, enjoyed themselves at
Connecticut was the first state
to celebrate Thanksgiving regular
ly, making it annual in 1047 after
celebrating it intermittently from
Some of President Roosevelt's
ancestors and the other New
Netherlander instituted a thanks
giving day in the New York Dutch
colony in 1044.
During .the Revolutionary War,
the continental congress proclaim
ed thanksgiving days. .
George Washington, as president,
set Thursday, November 20, 1789,
as a thanksgiving holiday, and re
peated it in 1795. ,
Another celebration was observ
ed after the War of 1812 on the
proclamation of President Madi
son, at the behest of congress'.
By 1858, governors of 25 states
were setting thanksgiving days, and
after Abraham Lincoln named the
last Thursday of November,1 1804,
for the observance, every subse
quent president followed suit.
Forty-two Eastern Norths. Caro
lina counties have been designated
by the AAA to receive winner le
gume seed under an enlargedWant-of-aid
plan that was beguiKjt
year on a small scale.
A new wheelbarrow type of row
crop duster, powered by the trac
tion of the front wheel and capa
ble of dusting two rows of plants
simultaneously, has been placed on
Farmers' mutual telephone com
panies own a total of 678,000 miles
of wire, according to information
compiled recently by the U. S.
Bureau of Census,
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Children? Dictators Just Love Them
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Though grim "military necessity" causes Chancellor Adolf Hitler of
Germany, left, and Premier Benito Mussolini of Italy to build huge bomb
ing planes in order to wipe out cities and their populations, the two
dictators never fail to show their love for children at least when they
face a camera. Here Hitler playfully pats one of his youthful supporters
who was singled out for the honor during a special celebration In Berlin's
famous Olympic stadium. Mussolini proudly accepts a bouquet of flowers
from a little Albanian child during his recent visit to Riccione.
Tree Seedlings Will
Be Sold . To Farmers
Tree seedlings for reforestation
and erosion control will again be
available this year to farmers and
other landowners at a nominal cost,
announces R. W. ijraeber, forester
of the Stale college extension ser
vice. Nearly four million seedlings
are being, produced at the state
forest nurseries at Clayton, near
Raleigh, and in Henderson county.
(iraebcr said that his office at
Stale college, Raleigh, is ready to
begin taking orders, and that ap
plication blanks may be obtained
from county farm agents.
The prices are $2 per thousand,
delivered, or $1:80 per thousand,
f. o. b. the nurseries,' for loblolly,
longleaf, sliortleaf, and slo,sh pines,
black locust, cypress, yellow poplar,
while ash, . or red cedar. White
pines are available this year for
planting in the upper piedmont and
niounlaiii areas at $3 per thou
sand delivered, or $2.75 per thou
sand,, f. o. b. Black' walnut seed
lings will cost $10 per thousand
delivered, or $8.50 f. o. b.
The shipping season begins about
November 25, at Clayton for the
Southern pines, and will be No
vember 1-30 and March 1-April 15
from the Henderson nursery.
The extension specialist recom
mends that hardwood or deciduous
trees be planted anytime after No
vember 1 in the mountains, and
any lime after November 15 in
the Piedmont and Costal Plain
sections. Pines should be planted
in January" and February in the
Cotsta4 Plain, in February and
March i in ( the Piedmont, and in
March and carry : April in the
Early orders will insure getting
a supply of the .species wanted,
Gracber said. Last year his office
was forced to cancel applications
for nearly 100,000 trees because of
Preparing School Lunches
School Children at Lunch
a shortage of supplies. The year
before applications for approxi
mately 200,000 seedlings had to-be
Program Of Swine
II. W. Taylor, swine specialist
of the Stale college extension ser
vice, ha,s announced a cooperative
program of swine sanitation in the
state, to be conducted by county
agents of the extension service,
farm security administration super
visors, vocational agriculture teach
ers, and veterinarians of the U.
S. and stale departments of agri
culture. The program will be concentrat
ed in the 49 counties east of, and
including Granville, Wake, Chat
ham, Lee, Moore, and Scotland
counties. Hogs are grown in every
county in the .state, but in those
49 eastern counties 75 per cent of
the swine population of the state
Federal and state veterinarians
have been placed in these counties
to relieve county agents .and other
educational workers of the duty of
vaccinating hogs against cholera
as well as other disease treatment
The extension workers, voca
tional teacher.s:, and FSA super
visors will wage campaigns to con--trol
internal parasites and diseases
of swine through the use bf clean
pastures and hog . lots, and other
sanitary production methods.
The white county agents will
serve as the chairmen of their
county educational groups and will
notify the veterinarian, of the
needs for their services. The swine
extension office at Stale college
will supply subject matter mater
ial and will assist in holding edu
cational meetings to stress the val
ue of swine sanitation in lower
By MISS HAZEL BRADLEY
On Friday evening, August 25,
beginning at 8 o'clock, the lip
worth League of the' Asbury church
will present a three-act comedy,
"Aunt Sanianthy Rules the Roost."
The members of the cast are
Mamie Norton, Aunt Sanianthy;
Hazel Bradley, Serena; Kate Mof
fitt, Sophie; Bernice Cabe,. Polly;
Elizabeth Vinson, Ambrose ;' Jose
phine Bradley, Blanche Bower.s;
William Richardson, LuciaSi Little
field; Law-ton Seekinger, Blair Bos
well ; Talmadge Bailey, Frank
Fairfield ; Robert Lanel, Buddy
Baskin; Frank McQuingin, Law
rence Lonewell. The admission' fees
will be used for the purpose of
buying a piano for. the church.
A daily vacation Bible school
was held last week at the Asbury
church for the benefit of the chil
dren. Frank M. Hef finer was di
rector. Mrs. Claude Bradley, Miss
May Burr Hen.son and Miss- Mil
dred Moffitt were teachers.
Miss Marie Messer was -honored
with a birthday party .on Wed
nesday evening, August 9. A de
lightful evening was enjoyed by
approximately 40 guests. Near the
close of the evening the hostess
served a delicious course of cake
The Ladies' Aid of the Asbury
Methodist church met with Mrs.
Claude Bradley on Thursday eve
ning, August 11. The members
present were Mrs. C. A. Moffitt,
Mrs. Leonard Myers, Mrs. E. R.
Bradley, Mrs. Ed Henson, and Mrs.
L.' M. Henson.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Penland, of
Anderson, S. C, visited friends
and relatives here the past week.
Miss Kate Cunningham, of Ashe
ville, is visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. S. Cunningham, this
Canaro Bradley's grandfather,
Mr, Ben Justice, and cousin, Jim
mie Justice, of Lincoln, Ga., visited
J. 1). Keener returned to his
home Saturday, August 12, after
spending some time in Miami, Fla.
Harold Cabe, of Smokemont
CCC camp, visited his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. T. L. Cabe, the past
Miss Fannie Conley, of Atlanta,
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Conley, last week-end.
Miss Bernice Cabe has been
ill at her home for several days.
Of the late Martin F. Jones lands near Franklin
on the N. C.-Georgia Highway, situated in the
fastest growing community in this whose sec
tion. Watch this paper next week and other ad
vertisements for date of sale and more details.
R. S. JONES and
J. H. STOCKTON,
Miss . Ruth Cabe, was seriously
ill at her home last week, is much
Mr. and Mrs. Miller Norris, Mr.
and Mrs. Logan Bradley, Mr. and
Mrs. Curt Chastaiii and llurco
Brown were visiting in Tignal, Ga.,
last wick. . ' ,
Lex Norton, of Anderson, S. C,
visited his father, V; A. Norton,
the first of ihis week.
Deputy John Dills
Captures 35-Gallon Still
John ' I tills, '.deputy' .sheriff for
Macon county, captured, a 35-gallon
still Thursday night on" the head
waters of Buck creek. He also
poured out 70(1 gallons of mash.
No one was at the still when
found and there were no indica
tiutis that it had been .in recent
The food slump plan for distrib
uting surplus agricultural commo
dities will he expanded gradually
during the -next few months, pos
sibly to include low-income work
A summary of 70 Franklin coiin
ly farms picked at random from
compliance supervisors' reports in
dicates that 171 per cent of the
allotted acreage has been planted
in tobacco this year.
Stanly county poultryiiieu are
showing much faith in vaccination
for the prevention of chicken pox
in growing pullets, says J. Ii. Wil
son, farm agent of the Stale col
lege extension service.
St. Agnes EpiscooaJ Church
Tha Rev. Frank Bloxham, Rector
8 p. in. livening prayer and
sermon by the rector.
Franklin Methodist Church
The Rev. Ivon L. Roberts, Pastor
(Each Sunday) .
10 a. ni. Sunday school.
11 a. m. Worship services.
7:30 p. in. Vesper service.
' Rev. C. F. Rogers, Pastor
11 a. in Morning worship. I )r.
Arthur Fox will ' be our guest
9:45 a. m. Bible school.
6:45 p. in. P. T. U.
. 6:45 p. m. Brotherhood nieCling.
7:45 p. m. Evening worship at
Tabernacle, where Dr. Fox and
Rev. Paul Fox will conduct the
2:30. . p. ni. Mass meeting at
Rev. J. A. Flanagan, Pastor
Franklin (Each Sunday)
10 a. m. Sunday school.
11, a. m. Worship services. .
Morrison (Each Sunday)
2:30 p. m. Sunday school.
(Each 2nd and 4th Sunday)
3:30 p. m. Worship services.
St. John's Catholic Parish
Schedule of Masses:
2nd and 4th Sunday, 8 a. m,
M urphy : '
Every 1st Sunday, 7 a. m.
1st Saturday, 8:30 a. m.
Every 3rd Sunday, 8 a. m.
Every Sunday, 11 a. ni.
Rev. J. C. Swaim, Pastor
First Sunday, 11 a. m. Union;
2:00 p. in Hickory Knoll; 7:30
p. m. Asbury.
Second Sunday, 11:00 a. ni. Mt.
Zion; 2:30 p ,m., Maiden's.; 7:30
p. rn. Patton's.
Third Sunday, 11:00 a. m. As
bury; 2:00 p. m. Mulberry ; 3:00
p. m. Dryman's; 7:30 p. jn. Un
ion. Fourth Sunday, 11 a. m. Pat
ton's; 2:30 p. m. Maiden's; 7:30
p. m. Mt. Zion.
Bryant Furniture Co.
AT REASONABLE PRICES
Phone 106 Franklin, N. C.