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THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACONIAN
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1940
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Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
: Telephone No. 24
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Neither death,, nior life . , . shall be able to separate us from the
love of God. Romans 8:38,39.
Where ver Germany extends her sway, she ruin. culture.
1 Friedrich Wil helm Nietzsche in "Ecce Homo".
Your Vote Is Important
gATURDAY is the last day to register. For those
who have come of age, to those who have
moved their residence or who, for any other reason,
have failed to place their names on the list of Amer
ican citizens who are qualified and registered voters,
we urge that you exercise this fundamental duty
to your government. '
If you have not yet realized that this is "probably
the most important election ever held anywhere in
the world under free and unrestricted suffrage" 'it
is time that you do. It is the indifference of citizens
of a free country that makes that country less free.
Your vote is one of thousands, but by the act of
voting, if you do so honestly, the going to the polls
with your fellow citizens is the mark of good citi
zenship. If you have that right and fail to exercise it
on November 5 you are in effect saying "It doesn't
matter whetheryi am a citizen or not. It doesn't
matter what becomes of the country or the government.
CINCE the days of the unfortunate Cowee Moun
tain School, Macon county citizens have suf
fered from their share of the general stigma which
has been attached to the South by deliberate exploit--ation
of unrepresentative social and economic con
ditions through use of misstatements and half
truths by writers and cameramen with an eye to
the dramatic or to some benevolent organization's
No wonder the audience which saw "Mountain
Folks" in the courthouse here last Saturday night
became angered at the prospect of a film being re
leased to the school children of this and other
states which intentionally or unintentionally por
trayed such an incomplete and unjust aspect of
. mountain life. There is no educatipnal value in such
a film. It only injures the pupil as well as the people
it seeks to depict.
Indications are that the prompt appeal made to
university and WPA officials by the citizens of
this county will result in the just decision to per
manently bar the picture from public showing.
Our state university and the WPA had an. un
excelled opportunity to right some of the false im
pressions of the mountain people that currently ex
ist in the uninformed minds of people of other sec
tions. It is a pity that such an opportunity was
Along the Concrete
Willkie as the choice of "The People". As long as
there is an election day with free ballots, an effort
to line up an American president with the foreign
dictators is not going to fool anybody.
As for campaign misstatements in regard to the
administration, President Roosevelt proved himself
capable of refuting these most convincingly in last
night's address -in Philadelphia. The people will de
cide on November 5 whether they want to continue
the leadership of the past eight years or return to
that of the three terms preceding, knowledge of
facts, we bejieve, will outweigh misleading, propa
ganda. Behind the verbal decoration of campaign
speeches and the "visual education" of billboards
and cartoons remains this fact: the group of men
who supported the three terms of Republican rule
. that brought this country to the brink of ruin and
from which Roosevelt snatched us ana tnem in
1933, is, the same group that is putting up the
money to defeat a Democratic third term.
It has taken a lot of money to salvage the ruin
those years brought upon the people. It is these
same men who cried to Roosevelt to save their tot
tering banks and fortunes which he did but who
did nothing for the people who had no jobs and
were starving. Now, in an effort to elect Mr. Will
kie, this group of men, who, with Mr. Willkie, are
opposed to drafting factories and money along with
men, are mailing out propaganda to scare voters
with how much Mr. Roosevelt is spending.
We believe the genius and training of the same
Mr. Roosevelt who salvaged the financiers and
saved millions of the poor of this land is needed as
never before to give leadership upon which now a
whole agonizing world depends.
Facts And Propaganda
A MOTOR trip to and from Kansas City has im
pressed us with one fact concerning this presi
dential campaign ; a lot of money is being spent on
billboard, sticker and streamer publicity in the in
terest of Mr. Willkie's candidacy. Across the main
street of nearly every little town was a Willkie
streamer, Most of the expensive cars showed Willkie
stickers on their rear windows. Thousands of the
big commercial billboards on the highway, in court
try and town, told the passing motorist to vote for
Wendell Willkie. Some of these bore the candidate's
likeness, many carried the mammoth face of a work
ing man with a slogan of more jobs and prosperity,
while the most arresting, perhaps, was a stern and
heroic Uncle Sam gesturing "thumbs down" on a
third term. "
Now, we have never been fearful of a third term
jn itself. True, we had a "third term" of the last
Republican administration that nearly ruined us.
The fact that there were three different men acting
as president did not disguise the fact that the same
group of men with Wall Street headquarters di
rected the affairs of this nation through three
Those who object to a third term as a matter
of principle will do well to remember that thef e are
more vital issues at stake which deserve first con
sideration in their choice of a leader. Those who
still parade the third term bugaboo are wasting
their breath and their money. In fact, we believe
that this campaign will prove that a lot of money
has been wasted on unimportant issues and trumped-up
For instance, American voters are too intelligent
to be influenced by a slogan that links Roosevelt
with Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin, and represents
Homecoming Day At
Brevard October 29
Homecoming day for Brevard
college alumni and former students
will be celebrated on the college
campus this Saturday, October 26.
Highlight of the day's program
will be a football game between
Brevard's Tornado Huskies and
Presbvterian Junior college- of
After the game, a Halloween
party will be held in the gym
Since God in his infinite wisdom
has called our beloved minister
and his consecrated wife to a new
field of labor, we the members of
Franklin . and Morrison Presbyter
ian Churches wish to express our
deep regret at losing them and
our sincere appreciation tor all
they have meant to us during the
past fourteen years.
Mr. Flanagan has gone in and
out among us rejoicing in our joy
and comforting us in our sorrows,
giving of his time and means with
out thought of self. Not only has
he ministered to his own flock
Out to our entire community as
well.' He has taken an outstanding
interest in all religious and civic
enterprises that were . for the up
building of our community. Mr.
Flanagan has done a splendid
work with our own young people
and also throughout Asheville
Presbytery, setting an example of
high christian leadership.
Mrs. Flanagan has at all times
been a source A inspiration to
those around her, a constant help
mate to her husband in all his
work, a leader of ability in our
Auxiliary, our Group Conference
ahd Presbyterial, by example and
precept leading us on to Greater
effort in our Master's work.
While we deeply regret the coine
of Mr. Flanagan and his family.
our prayers, our love and our in
terest go with them and may Uxl
richly bless them in their new
field of labor.
Mrs. W. B. McGuire
Mrs; Gus Leach,
G. E. Brown
7. . Gray
(The Asheville Citizen-Times)
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
We ran into a genuine mountain
home-spun philosopher the other
day, a horny-handed son of toil in
one of his rare talkative moods,
The morning was full of October
sunshine and at. first we were a
little bored, for we wanted to en
joy it quietly. But little by little
we became fascinated with the
homely common sense' of our com
panion. At the end we could bare
ly tear ourself away.
And who are you going to vote
for, we asked, casting grammar
to the winds. "Well, I ' tell you,"
came the reply, "I'm a Roosevelt
man. This country can't afford to
turn' out a President who has done
what Roosevelt has for it, third
term or no third term. The world
is too upset for new blood. And
another thing; even if Willkie got
in the White House he couldn't
put all those men to work like he
promises, lessen he does it with
his own money. No President
could. How could he?"
To which we had no answer as
we hurried up a sun bathed street
to the office.
By GRACE NOLL CROWELL
(In The Progressive Farmer)
Now is the time to sum the wealth
Of a long good year,' and to bring
To the Master of life for strength
For the countless blessing of our
There has been sun and there has
There has been seedtime, true to
There has been harvest, and again
Food for a land that needs it, Lord.
Give us a vision as wide as the land
That stretches beneath this autumn
Back of the filled bin is Thy hand.
Help us to heed the hunger cry
Of a hurt world voicing its awful
And from our abundance gladly
Ever Thy portion then, indeed,
Can we thank aright for Thy lov
ing care. i
J. E. Potts & Son
SOLID OAK CASKETS
Phone 164 Franklin, N. C.
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Franklin Lodge, No. 452
(n American Legion Hall
Every Thursday Night
7:30 O'CLOCK P. M.
J. J. Mann, Secretary
LAST CATTLE SALE
Wednesday, October 30th
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Macon County Supply Co.
Hardware, Mill Supplies, Farm Implements
LYMAN HIGDON AND HARVE BRYANT, Mgr.
FRANKLIN, N. C
Shop Mere First
Ladies' Long Coats for elderly women at less
than the material cost. $5.98 value
Real bargain for $3.95
Children's Sweaters .25c, 50c, $1.00
Ladies' Sweaters, all wool $1, $1.95
Men's Sweaters, part wool $1.00
Men's Sport Sweaters ... $1.95
Men's Union Suits, ea 59c to $1.00
Men's and Boys' Boots
From the popular price to the very best. You
buy what you wish.
Famous genuine Woolrich. Best quality money
can buy to get the most comfort and service.
Part wool, large bed size. Single $1.00 each,
and pair $1.85 each.
Don't forget our special extra bargain, one
rack men's suits. It's a real buy for young
$17.50 and $19.50 with 20 off
IT PAYS TO BUY AND SAVE AT
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