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THE FRANKLiN tRESS AND tHE HIGHLANDS MaCONiIA
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 141
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Published every Thursday by The Franklin Prest
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
Mrs. J. W. C Johnson and W, S. Johnson....
. Entered at the Post Office, Franklin, N. C, as second class matter
THE only bank, in a community occupies an im-
portant place in the life of its! citizens. There
are close personal ties between the officials and
those whom the bank serves. All that goes to
strengthen those ties serves the common welfare.
The bank is peculiarly an institution that . must
walk a chalk line between its responsibility to its
depositors and the borrowing public who keep the
stream of the bank's life flowing.
The bank should be a .democratic institution, in
that it is usually owned by the people themselves;'
yet the government supervises the business and
guarantees the deposits. The taxes of the people as
a whole pay for this supervision.
A bank to be successful must be a very human
institution and yet practise prudence in risks run
with the depositors' money. There must be a high
integrity, and also good judgment that must decide
on the integrity of character of the borrower.
The bank is called upon too, to practise those
larger virtues that many do not credit to a money
institution. Today, for instance, we are reminded
that it is pure patriotism 'on the part of the banks
to urge you to buy Defense iJonds and btamps.
Both citizen and banker must carry an added re
sponsibility in these troubled times, in both the
selling and buying of government securities. This
nation is being asked to practise thrift for the Sake
of national defense, and for the lean years that are
bound to follow this period of violence and destruc
tion, the nation is looking to the banks to take
the lead in thrift education.
The Bank of Franklin is fortunate to have,
secured a modern, permanent building at this
time. It will tend to strengthen the whole financial
structure in fair weather or foul. As an institution
serving the economic welfare of the community,
this building is a valuable asset. It is also a symbol
of a people's cooperation and mutual confidence
that makes for progress and a fuller life of all.
GIVE HIM A CHANCE
GO AHEAD SIGNAL FOR THE
The prolonged delays on the pro
posed Fon tana dam surely are end
ed. .Tuesday, Nov. 25, the subcom
mittee of the House Appropriations
Committee approved the project
the parent committee is expected
in the near future to indorse the
This project is now separated
from the controversy not. yet set
tied over the Douglas Dam, the
construction of which would flood
valuable farm lands, near Dancl
ridge, Tenn. The decision as to
the latter should not affect the
building of the great dam om the
Little Tennessee River at Fon
tana, on the boundary of Swain
and Graham counties.
The people of this Western North
Carolina area have looked forward
over months, and years to the be
ginning of work on the Fon tana
dam. It will mean employment ' on
large scale over a considerable
stretch of time, with direct and
indirect spending, of money which
will benefit the whole territory,
The County Squire
Others will be grateful with us tod Mr. Gilmer
Jones for the following appreciation of an old
friend and eloquent tribute to an office that has
WITH the passing of the late George Carpenter
as we once knew him. His former position with its
dignity and prestige is no longer an institution. It
is now a tradition.
Those of us who have passed the half century
mark in our lives can well remember the prominent
part played by the county squire in the develop
ment of the rural mountain section of our State.
So great was the importance and dignity attached
to this office at one time (though hone of us can
now recall that day) that the administration of
the pntirp affairs nf trip rniintv wac nlarprl in tliA
. . I thincr in rnAtnmor art tho ir.t.nrh.
U-Ar. ...-. f "Tl . iL. I e. at
nanus ui na justices ui pccn.c. xiicic die among inc. quick" people cannot use him.
A real man never hunts danger,
a,nd never dodges it when he ought
. to meet it.
A real man is well, he is an
honest man, the finest, best, nob
lest, most refreshing thing to be
found on all the green earth un
less it is a real woman
A REAL MAN
A real, man never talks about
what the world owes him, the hap
piness he deserves, the chance he
ought to have, and all that. All
that he claims is the right to live
and. play the man.
A real man is just as ho,nest
alone in the dark, in his own
room, " as he is in public. A real
man does not want pulls, tips and
favors. He wants work and honest
A real man is loyal to his friends
and guards their reputation as his
own. ;" :,'
A real' man is dependable. His
simple word is as good as his Bible
A real man does not want some-
ancient records of our courthouse the records of
the proceedings of the Court of Common Pleas and
There are many who still remember the country
'squire, not only as a judge who tried civil and
criminal causes, but as the dignitary who presided
at all local gatherings, the draftsman of deeds and
wills, the arbiter of local confusion; the legal ad
viser of all. As our section of the state began to
shake off the ways of its pioneer days,, and to as
sume the form of a commercial as well as an agri
cultural region, and with the growth of our pres
ent complex political and legal systems, however.
the nffire nf thp rnnntv 'cmnro hAo-on tn 1r.co i'n hhe weekend with his people,
y..; ' ri fe"" . Monday Ennis Mashbum, who
By MRS. F. E. MASHBURN
Sunday W. A Keener returned
to Farmer, Tenn., after spending
has been working in the1 Angel
clinic for months, underwent an
operation of the stomach.
Miss Nettie Henderson has made
her home on Peeks Creek more
attractive by reflooring, painting
porches, concrete steps and built
Mrs. Walter McCoy of Suit.'N.
C, is visiting her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. George Keener of Pine Grove.
But Judge Carpenter, or "Uncle George" as he
became to be better known, was a country 'squire
of the old school who refused to surrender any of
the dignity that was accorded to the office in days
gone by, and continued to be the kindly arbiter
who poured oil upon the waters of confusion
whenever the opportunity presented itself for him
to do so. At the sacrifice of the fees he would have
gotten, many an irate would-be-litigant was induced
by him to return home and make peace with his
neighbor rather than drag him into court. And
after process had been issued by him, even through
the trial and up to the time judgment was to be
rendered, he was ever on the alert for an oppor
tunity towards settlement by compromise.
No one can recall his ever having uttered a harsh
or unkind word to, or about, his fellow man. But
all who knew him do recall his genial good nature,
his kindness, his generosity, and his hard common
rzrvtirr,"" 'uuns A u s. battleship underway at
magiDiidic. ics, juugc vaipcnier, ior w years, naa Jthe speed of 20 knots per hour
been an institution. And it is hoped that his centle- lcan' under ordinary conditions, res-
ness of character, his kindness, and keen sense of SJ JTKJS & aSSVSi
jusutc ui iiwayi uc ft iraamon amonff UI. I minute,
Mrs. J. L. Bryson who has
been ill, is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roper
visited their son, Paul, who has
been' in ah Asheville hospital for
six weeks last Sunday. Paul is
Mrs; Kaiusie Bryson, . of Sag
inaw, Mich., who has spent several
months here with relatives, left
Saturday for a visit with her sister,
Mrs. Geo. Bryson in Atlanta, Ga.,
after which she will return home.
She was accompanied - to Atlanta
by her sister, Mrs. W. W. Potts,
of Bryson City.
J. L. West, son of Dr. and
Mrs. J. L. West, underwent an
operation for the removal of his
appendix at Angel Clinic last
week. . i
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mattock,
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Leatherman I
and Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Rick
man, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mc-
Gaha, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Moore attended, the funeral of
their brother and uncle, J. C.
Mason, at Cowans, last Sunday.
Carr Rickmon, of Canton, Ohio,
spent several days last week with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. R.
Rickman. On his return he was
accompanied by Lem Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. Vance Holbrooks
were called to Weynesville last
week on account of the' death of
Mrs. Holbrooks' father, Mir Ferg
' By MRS. VERNON BRYSON
Mrs. Sam Bryson was visiting
her mother, Mrs. M. M. Pierson,
and sister, Mrs. Pink Hen son, at
Norton last Sunday.
Mrs. Clinton Suttle, Mrs. Verti
on Bryson, and Lois Clark, spent
the latter port of last week in
Margaret Corbin, of Otto spent
last weekend here with Mrs. Mil
Joe Bryson, of Washington D.
C, is visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Will Bryson.
Joe Clark who is attending Ra
bun Gap school, spent last week
end with his uncle, J. 'L. Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. Lennis Gregory
returr.d to their home in Michi
gan, last Monday, after a week's
visit to Mrs. Gregory's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Asbury Gregory.
Mrs. B. J. Hurst spent last
Sunday visiting her son, George
and Mrs. Hurst, at Leatherman.
Mr. and Mrs. Lem Clark have
moved to Mrs. Jonathan Morgan's
The man who pays his obliga
tions can look everyone in the
face and is able to live an inde
pendent life with his conscience.
Our Compliments To
The Bank of
We Extend Our Congratulations . . .
TO THE BANK OF FRANKLIN
AND HARVE BRYANT
On the Completion of their New Building
Baldwin & Liner 1
Quality Groceries Bird's Eye Frozen Foods
Congratulations to . . .
The Bank of Franklin
On the newly erected monument of the
Bank and Harve Bryant Building which
is an asset to our community as a whole.
At Joe Ashear's you can find a suitable present worthwhile. "SHOP
EARLY" is the word at tnis time. It will mean a saving for you later!
.The most rescued figure in the
entire United States Navy is
''Oscar", the dummy that is con
stantly being thrown overboard at
unannounced times by the Master-!
at-Arms. "Oscar's" sole purpose isj
to serve as the leading figure in
the dramas of man-overboard drills
that are held with such frequency
that members of the crew become
familiar with their emergency du
ties as do the life guards at
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Long Coats, Dresses
Yes, Bath Robes
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