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THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
THURSDAY, NOV. 23, 1939
Oik?, Miyklnxxbs . Jftatmtntit
Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
Mrs. J. VV, C. Johnson and B. W. Johnson
P. F. Callahan
. .Managing Editoi
Entered at the Post Office, Friklin, N. G, asecond class, matter'
SUBSCRIPTION RATES . ,
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Eight Months .. $10t
Obituary notices, cards of thanks, tributes of respect, by individuals,
lodges, churches, organizations or societies, will be regarded as adver
tising and inserted at regular classified advertising rates. Such notice'
will be marked "adv." in compliance with the postal regulations.
Seek ye fiiM the 'kingdom of dud and Mis righteousness. ; :tfd 'all
these things 's 14a 11 be added unto vou. St.. Matthew d
A jtivoiis and pleasant thing it i-t ty be thankful.
1 .' . The . ii.Hik Mt Psalms.
..;. Two Thanksgivings
,A7l IATKY Eli happenings may distinguish this
. ; ' year in our national annals. nineteen thirty
nine will 'o down in history as the year that cele
brated, two Thanksgivings.
Today our neighbors .in 'Georgia. 'including their
; distinguished "iiest, the President of the United
States, are celebrating on this, the fourth Thurs--day
of .November, according to the President's
proclamation. ' ' ' ' .
In this state the turkeys have been granted a
week's reprieve by the Governor's proclamation,
that the ftfth Thursday be celebrated ' in ' North
C arolina as Thanksgiving 'Day.
Far be it from us to take sides when two such
genial gentkynen are involved. W'e prefer to yo
alon with both and celebrate two Thanksgiving"
days. Most Americans, we believe, agree that there
are enough blessings in this land for which be
thankful over a whole octave of days.
The fact that a number of governors have pro-,
claimed the fifth instead of the fourth Thursday is
within their inalienable rights as governors .of
sovereign states! Indeed, we consider that this little
up-surge of states rights without, regard to geo
graphy or politics betokens a healthy Americanism.
Many of the more vocal constituents of the dis
senting states have been obeyed and no harm done.
Best of all, the double emphasis has attracted
.more attention to the meaning of the day in the
history of the nation. The storm of protest against
the fourth Thursday, while being out of, all propor
tion to the importance of the issue, .hits served a
goot purpose. Incidentally, it appears that the sug
gestion of that day was made by one of the cap
tains of industry to the Department of Commerce
last August as being more favorable to business
thSn the fifth Thursday.
.. This thought would be in line with the reason .
the Pilgrims gave thanks lor good harvests and
the supply of the economic needs of the people.
So, while on the subject, we place on the record
no less an authority than the Encyclopaedia Britan
nica, quoted as follows:
"Thanksgiving Day, in the United States,, the
fourth Thursday in November, annually set apart
for. thanksgiving by proclamation of the president
and of the governors of the various states. . . .
During the War of Independence the? Continental
Congress appointed one or more thanksgiving days
each, year. . .. President Washington appointed
Thursday, the 2Cth of November, in 1789. . , .
President Lincoln appointed the fourth Thursday
of November, 1864, and since that time each presi
dent has annually followed his example."
It will be some years before. a fifth Thursday in
the month disturbs the even tenor of our 'thanks
giving' Day. The makers, of calendars and football
schedules should then get together with the presi
dent and the governors in plenty of time.
A Million New Members
ff iTRftF: ihnr ;i :i minimum :md :i : trik-cn of
our. resolve to be. prepared for all eventualities,
we set our plans to increase our Red Cross mem
bership bv at least one million members in the com
ing Roll Call."
Thus Chairman Norman II. Davis has expressed
the worldwide need facing the Red Cross this year.
Not since 1918 has the need been so overwhelming.
Surely no better way of expressing thanksgiving
at this season can be found than by securing, other
memberships than our own to help roll up this ad
Added to the year-around service that is express
ed as "fighting Death around the clock" in the
ever-present fields of disease, injury, first aid,
health, disaster, veteran and civilian relief, there
is the increased service needed by our own armed
forces with their greatly augmented hummers. But
beyond all these is the shadow of; war Jjrooding
over half the world the cry of the helpless starv
ing, maimed and broken victims already on two
continents. Thousands of refugees are waiting to
be cared for by the mercy of the United States. .
Mrs. Roosevelt has made a suggestion that has
caught the interest of the nation that former
President Hoover, food administrator of. this gov
ernment ia-Ivurope in the last war, head the com
bined, forces of aid to sufferers abroad and refugees
who have come to the United States;
The percentage of memberships in North Caro
lina is alnorig.the six lowest of the states. This
record is out of proportion with the state's finan
cial status. This knowledge should spur the efforts
of all Red Cross committees and of every citizen.
MR. MOSES WRITES OF
JIM TAYLOR'S GOOD WORK
Dear Editor : . ,
1 am always interested in the
locals and also the items sent in
by correspondence, over the coun
ty to The Press- -1 wish more
people would send in more articles
expressing their opinions on what
ever '.interested them, livery week
there .are things happening in the
county, stale or nation that .would
make interesting . reading it it was
wntton up for The Press.
In The Asheville Citizen of Oc
tober ' 23, 4jicre was an article by
John YY. Fox. This is the-first par
agraph of the article ;
Jim .Taylor, of Onion Mountain,
in Macon county, was hailed by a
representative, of the'N Tennessee
alley Authority as "the most pro
gressive .demonstration farmer in
the entire Tennessee Valley.". There
are 9..S31 demonstration farms,
comprising , nearly two million
acres, in seven Tennessee alley
I aw Jim Taylor's farm about
thrgc years ago' and 1 was sure
impressed by the change that had
taken ijkice since I had seen it
Ex - Governor , Morrison said
something like this a year or so
ago,' that he had been a lawyer,
governor and United States sena
tor ami . he was now farming and
That it took more sense to farm
th.m either uf the other uccupa
lions. Now things do not just happen
on a farm like Jim Taylor's. It
takes work, work, though ten
times the amount of work would
not show so well if it was not di
rected by a trained inteligence.
I think not only Macon county
but the entire state should be
proud of such a record. These
9,831 demonstration frujns in the
seven Tennessee Valley states were
naturally picked from ones, that
were thought to be doing good
farming. Jim Taylor is considered
the top man of them all. There is
always room at the top. So ll say
hurrah for Jim Taylor!
(D. J. MOSES
Route 1, Murphy, N. C.
Party From Rabun Gap
School Visits Franklin
A part- from Kabun Gap-Xa-coochee
school wer visitors in
Franklin Saturday, including the
Misses Ames, Clayton,. Jones and
Lennan, members of the faculty.
They reported a good beginning
for the ' present session, with en
couraging gjospects in the school's
work and progress.
Dr. and Mrs. .G. C. Bellingrath,
succeeding I Jr. and Mrs. A. J.
Ritchie, are meeting with the
learty cooperation of faculty and
Fund Almost Doubled
The building fund to complete
the Community building for Ne
groes has almost doubled since
the last report. The full amount
will be reported next week, when
all pledges are collected.
The following contributions are
Western Carolina Telephone
company $5; Sheriff Slagle $5;
Cagle Cafe $4; Rev. Frank lilox
ham $2.50; VV.'' T. Moore $2.
The following have donated one
Henderson Calloway, S. V. Mcn
denhall, -Mrs. Tom Johnston, .Miss
Mary 'Willis, Chas. Melich-ar, Mrs.
Joel Tompkins. V. C. I'emi, Mrs.
Dunbar, Henry West, Miss 'Anna
Slagle, Dr. 1'urman Angel, Ray
The following have donated 50
Georue M allottee. H. W. Cabc,
Poise Hall, D. M. Nichols, John
students in their new work. Dr..
ilellinursith succeeded Dr. Ritchie ! -M- Ansel. Ernest
who retired last July from- long I Walker, D. E. Manges, Rev. C. F.
vears of service as president. Dr. I KoKcrs, Mrs. L. ,11. Page, Robt.
liellingrath has brought to the
college his years of successful ad
ministration of .Piedmont college,
A full enrollment, with a. total
attendance of more than 2(10, gives
promise of a successful year
Mrs.- R. D. Carson 25 cents.
has returned to his home
Mrs? Cox Gives 82
Books To Liberty School
Principal Roy Moses of Liberty
school states that his school has
received 82 books for the library
from Mrs. Angie VV. Cox, of
.Mr. Moses says .that the books
are well selected and admirably
suited to the needs of the li
brary, and that the teachers,
pupils and patrons deeply ' appre
ciate the generous gift from Mrs.
Cox. : -
Night Showi 7:00 and 9:00
Matinees 3:30 P. M.
SHOWING FROM 1:30 TO
11 P. M. SATURDAYS
PROGRAM FOR WEEK
NIGEL BRUCE IN
With: IDA LUP1NO
Lat Chapter "LONE RANGER
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25
Two Big Shows
No. 1 JANE WITHERS IN
"PACK UP YOUR
With: THE R.ITZ BROTHERS
No. 2 THE THREE
TEXAS" . '
lvfON.-TUES., NOV. 27-28
The screen's most dynamic love
team ! , '
JAMES CAGNEY AND
PRISCILLA LANE IN
With HUMPHREY BOGART
And GLADYS GEORGE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
GENE KRUPA AND ARCH
AND SHIRLEY ROSS
BOB HOPE IN
"SOME LIKE IT HOT"
llrown Slu-pe, who
.serving in the army
Zeb Shope is building a new
residence. ' . '
Cary L. Rickman, of Gastonia,
spent the week-end with his
mother, Mrs. M. L; Rickman, at
West's Mill. Mr. Rickman and
mother and Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Roper visited Nell R. Sanders in
this community Sunday.
Frank Carpenter, of Coweta,
has purchased some property in
this .section and is building a
Mrs. A. L. DeHart is very sick
with pneumonia. We hope for
her speedy recovery.
VV. F. Carpenter and family, of
Tryphosa, were visiting Robert
-Mr. and Mrs." Jud Tallent, of
Iotla, visited Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
The Maple Springs school is
progressing nicely. Misses Grace
Wilkes and Kate Shope and Mrs.
Sutton are the teachers.
A forestry movie, "The River, '
produced by the U. S. department
of agriculture, is attracting wide
attention in Western North Caro
lina counties, report farm agents.
The records being turned in at
the present time by Wake county
4-H club members are better than
any of the past, says J. C. Keith,
assistant farm agent.
By MRS. D. M. ROWLAND
We are sorry to report Mrs.
J. E. l-'out.s is very sick at this
Miss Ruth Rickman, of' Oak
Dale, spent the week-end with
M iss 1 )oris Fonts.
Mrs. Sam Anderson, from
Cowee, was visiting Mrs. D.. C.
l-'outs' on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. J. D. Rowland, of Rocky
Branch, was visiting her daugh
ter, Mrs. G; T. Fouts, Sunday.
Miss Jennie Roper spent the
week-end with her brother, Har
ley Roper, on Olive Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Dc
weese, of Ml. Holly, visited Mr.
and , Mrs. George Willis out day
Mr. and Mrs. 11. L. Honeycutt,
of Brevard, spent the week-end
with Mrs. Honeycutt's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. D. C. Fouts.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dchart
have moved from this community
to the Burningtown section.
Albert Pouts, of Spruce Pine,
was visiting home folks recently.
o . . TREATMENT
Experiments just concluded at
tlie Massachusetts .Institute of
Technology show that old-fashioned
molasses is about the best food
known for treating nutritional
In recent years, the cash income
received by growers of oats in the
United States has been less than
half as large as it was in the
years just before the World War.
Residents of Roanoke Island are
realizing that they can make this
resort spot more attractive f vis
itors by beautifying the grounds
of their homes and buildings.
In Used Cars
This Week at
BURRELL MOTOR CO.
1938 Ford V-8 Sedan, like new $635
1938 Chevrolet Coupe, A-l condition $535
1935 Ford V-8 Coach, a real buy $185
1935 Chev. St'd. Coach, perfect condition $265
1936 Chev. -Ton pickup, see ft . $265
1931 Ford Model "A" Deluxe Sedan, new
Ramco rings, good tires $165
Four 1937 Ford V-8 Coaches, "60" series,
cheap to operate, and all at bargain
BURRELL MOTOR CO.
Phone 123 Franklin, N. C.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30
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Bananas Z 17c
1 Lettuce 10c
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