THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1941
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And now abideth faith, hopechanty, these three; but the great
est of ithe.se is charity. I Corinthians 13.13,. , 1 .
(Passage uptm winch President Koosevelt has placed his hand
when taking oath of office as Oovernor and as President.)
A Message To All Peoples
"117IIEN President Roosevelt traced the history
and defined the faith and hopes of democracy
in his incomparable twelve. minute inaugural speech
last Monday, he spoke to and for the peoples of
Never before has a leader so taken advantage of
an opportunity to state his creed. Never have con
ditions been so ripe to receive such a -message. In
those twelve minutes this champion of the common
man, exalted in power for a brief period by the will
of his Own people, spoke for the -"plain peoples"
of every nation.
It is certain that he. himself, was keenly con
scious of this as he prepared and delivered his brief
message. That which false leaders have always de
clared impossible,, this message -proclaims as the
hope of the world. What has been actual for the
first time in history for this nation is declared pos
sible for all the countries that now groan and tra
vail. The message reiterates an undying faith in
the "spirit the faith of America", that is the pro
duct of centuries, born of the "multitudes of those
who came from many lands some of high degree,
but mostly plain people who sought here . . . to
find freedom." ,
"To the fearful in other lands and the skeptical
in this, the President points to the upward swing
of these "fruitful years" from the "fatalistic ter
ror" which possessed this republic eight years ago,
and refutes the fallacy that the democratic form
of government and frame of life is an "ebbing tide
before tyranny arid slavery" that have become "the
surging wave of the future."
And to those perhaps hopeless under oppression,
come these words, "Democracy is not dying . . .
we know it cannot die . ... because democracy
alone has constructed an unlimited civilization,
capable of infinite progress in the improvement of
human life . . . below the surface we sense it still
spreading on every continent ... the most uncon
querable of air forms of human society."
Pressing home this gospel, there follow these
words: . '.
''The democratic aspiration is no mere recent
phase in hitman history. It is human history. It per
meated the ancient life of early peoples. It blazed
anew in the middle ages. It was written in Magna
Carta. . . .
"America has been the New World . . . to all
peoples . . . because all those who came here be
lieved they could create upon this continent a new
life, a life that should be new in freedom."
But this message was no academic of theoretical
credo. It pictujjed no Utopia. For the achievement
a price has been paid. For the life of the spirit there
must always be the compelling necessity of obedi
ence tothe spirit's leading.
If we, as a nation, are to "rediscover what we
are and what we may be" there are conditions to
be met. "If we do not, we risk the real peril of in
action." This last brief sentence reminds one of a
story the President's mother told of his boyhood.
When she told him he must let his companions play
"leader" sometimes, he replied, "I try to, mother,
but when I do, nothing ever happens."
Here, perhaps, is the touchstone which reveals
one secret of continuing leadership. "The real peril
of inaction" whether of a leader or of a nation, has
been tragically proven time and again.
"Action" sometimes swift and resolute, other
times determined and progressive, but always with
a purpose rooted deep in his faith explains much of
Franklin Roosevelt's genius for leadership.
Two purposes requiring action now are thus
"The hopes of the republic cannot forever toler
ate either undeserved poverty or self-serving
Wealth. And in conclusion, "We do not retreat. We
are not content to stand still. As Americans, we go
forward, in the service of our countrv, by the will
of God." -
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county is on the increase.
Consideration for others should be the watch
word of any who have the slightest cold, sore
throat, cough or temperature. The disease is usu
ally spread by victims in the first stages. There is
no place in the-. business or social world for the
brave person who boasts "I am just sick with a
cold, but I will not give up." This all too common
attitude does not denote heroism, but only a selfish
variety of stupidity. ' .
"How to Avoid the Flu" is a set of common sense
rules printed in another column, which Dr. E. N
Haller, Macon county health physician, ha6 outlined
for the. benefit of all citizens. All who read them
are asked to protect the health of others by heeding
the instructions and passing them along to others.
The Influenza Epidemic
HE influenza epidemic has reached such alarm-
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high time that even-body do even thing possible to
prevent its spread. In Highlands the schools are
already closed while many teachers and pupils in
the Franklin school and the rural schools are out
on account of illness. The number of cases in the
NO PLACE FOR LENIENCY
(Raleigh News and Observer)
The bill introduced ty Kepre
sentative Weeks of bleconil)e to
weaken the present law requiring
revocation of drivers' licenses of
persons convicted ot drunken driv
ing is a very dangerous bill.
The law requiring revocation of
drivers licenses does not: need
weakening. On the contrary, it
should be strengthened. The Weeks
bill would eliminate the mandatory
provision of the bill and make re
vocation of a driver's license dis
cretionary. There is a very real question
whether the mandatory punishment
of a small fine should not be made
more severe. Certainly any person
proven to be a menace on the
roads should he denied the privilege
of continuing to be a menace. The
only mandatory provision of the bill
which should be amended is the
provision making it virtually man
datory that a license shall be re
stored at the end of one year.
The Weeks bill would also pro
hibit the suspension of a driver's
license pending an appeal from a
conviction. The length of time :
elapsing between commission of the
offense and the "final conviction"
is so great in some instances jus
tice is thwarted. The law should
require mandatory suspension fol
lowing a first conviction, with re
vocation continuing to become ef
fective upon "final conviction."
Introduction of the Weeks till
would be . unfortunate, except that
it may serve a useful purpose. The
committee to which the bill has
been referred should give consider
ation to the entire question of laws
relating to protection of the public
generally on the highways. If it is
found that the Weeks bill is not
desirable, the committee should not
be content- with negative action.
Consideration should then be giv
en to the question of whether
present laws need strengthening.
Certainly the committee should
YEAR OF PROOF
Walter Lippmann, columnist of
the New York Herald Tribune,
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who' is not given to false optim
ism, recently came forth with an
assurance and a prophecy which
everyone in this country ought to
read. We quote from it:
"If this' mighty continent goes
to work as it can go tf work when
it goes all out, the year 1941 will
see the end of doubt, division, and
fear, and the gathering together
of an America which is true to
its past and equal to anything that
the future may bring. Then we
shall not only sleep well at night ; in
the day, having the consciousness
of working hard and to a single
purpose, we shall have ' done with
"For this we depend upon the
government for the plans, the speci
fications, the leadership. But for
the results we depend upon the di
rectors, the managers, the tech
nicians, and the employees of
American industry. The defense of
America is in their hands. They
are not the conscripted employees
of a totalitarian state, and it is
for them to show that a free in
dustry can in fact keep the world
"If they succeed, as I believe
they will, their successes will insure
the future of free industry by the
only means through which its fu
ture can now be insured by in
overwhelming proof of its super
iority in the struggle for existence.
. . . If now the free peoples . are
defected, there will be no future
anywhere for free industry. . . .
"But American industry will not
fail in the test. . . . The world will
see this year the proof that this
young continent possesses the en
ergy which, throttled down in these
ten years of depression and con
fusion, will pour fourth to astound
find that convicted drunken driv
ers are not proper subjects for
Credit Ass'n Meets Today
The annual stockholders' meet
ing of the Asheville Production
Credit Association, met in Ashe
ville on Thursday morning, Janu
ary 23, at 10 o'clock, according to
John A. Hudgens, president! of
the association, who said yester
day that a record-breaking atten
dance of members is expected.
' This is the sixth annual meet
ing of this farmers' cooperative
short-term credit organization,
which makes ,short-term loans for
agricultural and livestock purposes
to farmers' of Avery, Buncombe,
Burke, Cherokee, Clay, . Graham.
Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Ma
con, Madison, Mitchell,. McDowell.
Swain, Transylvania, Yancey, coun
ties. The association now has 02.5
members and-Mr. Hudgens said it
wis; hoped that every member
would attend the I annual meeting."
Complete and detailed reports
on the operations of the associa
tion will be made to the stock
holders, Mr. Hudgens said. "This
feeing a cooperative organization,"
said Mr. Hudgens, "we feel that
the members are entitled to know
everything about its operations and
we hope that every member will
feel it a duty to be present at
this meeting." '
"A representative of .the Produc
tion Credit Corporation of Colum
bia Will make -an . address at the
close of the business session. A
number' of new features ' will be
introduced into , the program this
. Officers ' of the: association are :
John A. Hudgens, president; A. J.
By BEE SHOOK
The Kev. W. A. Young filled
his regular appointment at the
Wesfeyan Methodist church Sunday
morning. He was accompanied by
Kev. John Ernest and Dewey Log
gias, air from Walhalla.
Airs. 'Ben Rogers is spending a
few days on Ellijay with her son,
Kerinit Rogers visited his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Rogers,
Mr. and Mrs., Stanley Tilson
mads a business trip to Franklin
Elisha Fox from the CCC camp
spent Saturday night with his sis-,
ter, M rs. Herman Rogers.
Dills, vice-president, and W. H.
Overall, secretary-treasurer. Direc
tors in addition to . the president
and vice-president are R. R. Ram
sey, H.L. Nettles and S. C. Ben
nett. I '
I feel very humble in the pres
ence of the spirit of London. I
see proved, before my eyes, the
truth that violence cannot destroy
spirit. It can batter and hurt the
dwelling and all that surrounds it,
yet when force has done its worst
it has but given a setting out of
which fineness of character shines
the more brilliantly.' War Cry.
"THE HIGH TIDE OF
The following lines from Will
Henry Thompson's poem, "The
High Tide Of Gettysburg", are
printed in honOr of the birthday
of General Robert Edward Lee,
January 19. 1
Then at th brief command of Lee
Moved out that matchless infantry,
With Pickett leading grandly down,
To rush against the roaring crown
Of those dread heights of destiny.
The brave went down ! Without
They leaped to Ruin's red embrace;
They only heard fame's thunders
And saw the .' dazzling sunburst
In smiles on Glory's bloody face !
Fold up the banners! Smelt the
Love rules. Her gentle purpose
A mighty mother turns in tears
The pages , of her battle years,
Lamenting all her fallen sons!
Having, qualified in Macon Coun
ty, N. C, as executrix of Samul
Prioleau Ravenel, deceased, late of
Charleston, S. C, this is to notify
all persons having claims against
the estate of said deceased to ex
hibit them to the undersigned on
or before the 15th day of January,
1942, or this notice will be plead
in bar of their recovery. AH per
sons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate settlement.
This 15th day of January, 1941.
BEATRICE W. RAVENEL,
J. E. Potts & Son
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CULLASAJA GORGE: NIGHT
Dark green swirls of water, edged
With fairy bits of foam,
Pointed pines of Pixie-land,
Wierd as any gnome
Little stars of heaven,
Bright as elfin eyes
Magic are the trees and hills . . .
Magic are the skies. .. .
Bess Hr Hines.
Franklin Lodge, No. 452
In American Legion Hall
Every Thursday Night
7:30 O'CLOCK P. M.
J. J. Mann, Secretary
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