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Thursday, de. 2i, ipi
THE FRANKLIN fckESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson and B. W. Johnson .....Publishers
P. F. Callahan :. Managing Editoi
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matters of public interest through its columns. The Press
Maconian is independent in its policies and is glad to print both
sides of any question. Letters to the . editor should be written
legibly on only orie side of the paper and should be of reasonable
length. The editor reserves the right to reect letters which are
tou long, are of small general interest or which would violate
the sensibilities of our readers.
V Merry .Christmas
TIIIC staff of The Franklin Press and Highlands
Maconian take this means of wishing a "Merry
Christinas" lo their many friends and readers, in
Macon county and elsewhere. All have helped in
every way to make our service helpful to others,
and for this, we thank you, one and all
Now, as all are united through various commun
ity efforts to see that no one lacks Christmas cheer,
may joy and happiness be multiplied for all. As the
'Season is celebrated with singing and giving and
entertaining, may all express the spirit of the angels'
song on that first Christmas night, "Glory to God
in the highest,, and on earth peace, good will to
ward men." '
Christmas and Children
HRISTMAS is traditionally a time for childhood.
Children's 'eyes sparkle with Qhristmas antici
pation, (iifts and toys gladden their hearts. The
coming of the Christ Child naturally appeals to
All this is proper. Indeed if we are honest we
will realize that at Christmas we are all children.
The excitement of Christmas Eve and Christmas
Day is something we never outgrow. Nor should
we. For beneath all our pretensions we really are
children. Our chiefest blessings are the things that
come as gifts the joy of family life, the blessings
of friends, of health, of happiness. Nor should we
ever forget the wonder of that first Christmas gift
God's gift of Himself in human form that men
might know Him, love Him, and follow Him.
Vet Christmas is also a time for adult thoughts.
For a world of harsh realities needs Christmas
every bit as much as does the world of childhood.
For Christmas is the reminder that to this stumb
ling world of ours God has showed a way. If we
believe that why do we not. follow it ? Christmas
comes this year with a tremendous challenge to us
as - adults.
Do the gifts we give at Christmas have any
meaning for us? For surely to us as Christians they
must stand for, something. They are reminders of
a gift once given to mankind the gift of Christ.
After all Christmas finds us all in the role of
children. We are all dependent on this day not on
what we have made or created but on what we have
"Gone With the Wind"
FRANKLIN is near enough to Atlanta to exper
ience someof the thrill of the premiere of
"Gone With the 'Wind" and the attendant festivi
ties that took place last week. Some of our citizens
went down for the occasion and others are planning
to go during the holidays to see the picture.
One amazing feature of the celebration was the
enthusiasm of the visiting stars for the whole
memorable two days 'of .'spontaneous and gracious
hospitality. That the Georgia city rose to the occa
sion in a great way is something of which her peo
ple may be justly proud. The whole southvis grate
ful to Atlanta for thus honoring first, the great
little lady who wrote the book, then, the stars who
have interpreted the characters with the perfection
of their art.
Ifl The Atlanta Constitution declares that com
ment on the. production,-as a picture, is impossible,
most of us will be satisfied just to see it. Those of
us who sat up all night to read the book, because
we couldn't put it down, will await eagerly the day
or night when we can sit through the double-length
Robert Quillcn says "'Gone With the Wind', by
the siniple expedient of telling the truth, has won
the admiration and affection of all America, made
a new generation feel its kinship with ancient
heroes, and thus has (lone more than any other
single influence in the last 75 years to erase sec
tional lines and make us one nation."
Clarke Gable says, "There was only one way to
make 'Gone'. That was as Miss Mitchell wrote' it."
The following article by the late
Dr. F. M. Register, who died last
month, is printed in the December
issue' of The Progressive Parmer.
For its timeliness and good advice
we pass, it on as part ' of our
Christmas message to our readers.
Dr, Register devoted a long active
life to the .service of North Caro
lina, in public health work and as
superintendent of the Caswell
Training School :
First of all this month let me
give you a conversation 'between
a country doctor and his friend
with lessons for all of us at the
"Good morning, Dr. Jim." said
Ben as he went into Dr. Jim's
"Good morning, Ben."
"Dr. Jim, you look kind o' tired
this morning. Been to ee some
body who is very bad off or have
you lost a patient?"
"No, Ben, neither one. Just think
ing about Christmas and the many
wrong ways people spend Christ
mas. Just passed ' two men down
the road staggering from side to
side. Passed a home back there
where some boy.s were setting off
firecrackers. A little farther along
another boy with a cap pistol was
firing away. These cap pistols are
very dangerous if you have a
sore on the hand, you are apt
to pet lockjaw from the poison in
the caps; it should be against the
law to sell them. All this going on
already and still over two weeks
till Christmas. II thought of the
casualties . we usually have during
the Christmas .season, when it
should be a day of enjoyment and
"Take last Christmas. I was boil
ing for a quiet day at home and
church, but alas! Christmas Eve
1 got a call to come to see a car
load of people who had been in a
wreck, I found that all had been
drinking and several were seriously
hurt. 1 did not get home till X
next morning. Just finished break
fast when I had a call to see a
boy who had set off a aoise
producer. He bored a hole in a
log, tamped the hole with a stick,
then set off this devilish contriv
ance. It made a wonderful noise,
but when the boy came to, he
found a great splinter driven into
his head. He got well after a long
time. About the tinie I sat down
to my turkey' dinner, here came a
hurry call to come to see a boy
who had a finger blown off by a
giant firecracker. So thus my day
was used up. I was just wonder
ing, Ben, if I , would have this
Christmas .season ruined by the
foolishness of others."
"OLD HURRYGRAPH" HAS
PENNED HIS LAST
In recording the passing of one
of North Carolina's most beloved
newspaper men, known as "Old
Hurrygraph," we quote excerpts
from -an editorial tribute to him in
the Morganton Xew.s-.Herald, of
"J. A. Robinson, veteran news
paper man of Durham, better
known as 'Old Hurrygraph,' whose
'Rambling Around' has been a reg
ular contribution to The News
Herald for 'many years, has 'ram
bled' for. the last time. Monday
night, after a brief illness, he fell
on r-leep and his facile pen has
been forever stilled. ; . .
"Mr. Robinson was one of the
last of the old school of news
paper men whose personalised
journalism left .its mark on North
Carolina life of the last century,
being a 'contemporary of Capt. S.
A. Ashe, Henry A. London, '. P.
Caldwell, Col. W. L. Saunders and
a number of others whose names
are woven in brilliant colors in
the newsiiper scroll of the state.
He was one of the organizers and
early presidents of the North
Carolina Press Association and
nothing delighted him more than
to relate stories, of the first meet
ings of that group more than 00
years ago. In his long life he tast
ed the extremes of joy and sor
row, failure and success, happiness
and disappointment, but brought
into his lat years a mellowed,
Sweetened philosophy of living that
was as remarkable as it was in
spiring: "From his last column in The
News-Herald the following ex
amples of his ability to use words
pointedly and brilliantly are se
lected at random ;
"-'Many a man gets tired of
thinking. He .secures a political
job. Then he gives his brains a
"-'At bargain sales many women
run for the stocking counter. Then,
afterwards, some of the stockings
run for the women, with alacrity.
It's a clear case where the buyer
gets the "run" for her money.'
"'The foundation of every suc
cessful business i,s confidence, ce
mented with friendship'."
"His love of poetry was attested
by his frequent quotation of verses
he had picked up in his wide
reading and which, having applied
to his own life, he enjoyed shar
ing with others, as for example:
"'And thou, too, whoso'er thou art
. That readest thU brief psalm,
As one by one thy hopes depart,
Be resolute and 'calm.
"'0 fear not in a world like this,
And, thou shalt know e'er long
Know how sublime a thing it is
To suffer and be strong.'
"In his long life he had truly
learned to- suffer and be strong,
and there is no doubt in the minds
of those who loved him but that
tic met death calmly and with a
Where he used phosphate on his
pastures; S. E. Wilson, a unit
demonstration farmer of Speedwell
in Jackson county, has been able
to graze his catfle 20 days more
On Atlanta Highway
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Franklin, N. C.
Last night I was ruminating over
the things I wanted to do for
Christmas and wishing II was a
real Santa Claus, so I dotted down
a few of the things 1 would dp
for all Progressive Farmer readers
if I were Santa Claus. If 1 were
Santa Claus and could give good
gifts to everybody, both young and
old, on 'The Night Before Christ
mas" I would put into the stock
ing of every man. woman, and
child "365 Days of Health."
I would put into the stocking of
every man, woman, and child a
vaccination . against diphtheria, ty
phoid fever, and smallpox.
Into everybody's stocking I
would put 365 quarts of Grade A
Two vegetables for every day in
the year would go into everybody's
stocking. . ,
Into everyone's stocking would be
put .some kind of fruit for every
day in the year and a set of
sound teeth to chew all these good
Into the stocking of every head
of the house and every boy and
girl over 21 years of age, I would
put a job that would pay a living
Unto the stocking of every boy
and girl 1 would put a high school
education and along, with this a
desire for this education. .
I . would put into everybody's
stocking 52 Sundays at church to
hear the beautiful story of Him
whose Star in the East appeared
to the Three Wise Men and they
came to worship Him who was to
be the Light of the World.
lhe last package I would put
into tills universal Christmas stock
ing would he a package of "Peace
and Good Will to All Mankind!"
Another year .... . an
other Christmas .
may it be your hap
piest and most joy
E. W. LONG, Prop.
Fancy Dressed Turkeys, lb. 28c
Young Dressed Hens, lb. 19c
2 LB. BOX CRAFT
2 LB. BOX STICK 11 r
Candy 25c 5c
Sugar taf 28c Extracts 10c
Swan's Down Cake Flour ..........25c
2 LB. JAR MINCE BEECHNUT
Meat 25c Coffee L 99c
Extra Fancy Coconut, lb. . .... ...21c
PLUM OR FIG
Apples Z 25c
Oranges . 15c
Sprouts qt 25c
Flower w 25c
Lettuce or Celery ..............10c
Berries 19c Tomatoes 10c
Winesap Apples, per doz. 10c
Nuts 17c Nuts 19c
Coconuts fl 15c Grapes ,b 10c
We Will be Closed Christmas Day
THE COMPLETE FOOD STORE
Phone 85 Franklin, N. C.
' To Our
Paul Carpenter, Prop.
We hope the Christmas star shines bright for you, lighting your
way to success and happiness during the holiday
season and the coming, year. '
THE BANK OF FRANKLIN
MEMBER F. D. 1. C.