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Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
VOL. LXJ Number seven
' f WEIMAR JONES, Publisher
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Roads Here Unpoliced
\17Ul-.X a bodily member isn't used, it tends to
And something similar occurs with local govern- j
mental units when power and responsibility are
A number of years ago the state took over all
the highways, and has been responsible for their
maintenance and construction ever since. As a re
sult. the counties and townships have dismantled .
their road organizations. That fact makes im
practical a recent proposal that a part of the gaso
line tax fund be turned over to the individual coun
ties for expenditure for road work.
An even more striking example has to do with
the police power.
In more recent years, the state set up its highway
patrol and took over the policing of the highways.
And today the counties no longer are organized to
police the roacls.
Those in Macon County need policing, but the
l>est information obtainable indicates they are get
ting little attention. Highway patrolmen are sta
tioned in neighboring counties, but there is none
in this county, and it is only rarely that a patrol
man is seen on Macon County highways.
The amount of traffic on highways in this county
would seem to indicate the need for a patrolman's
being stationed here, instantlv available to meet a
need. Whether the patrolman is stationed here or
somewhere else, however, is a detail for the state
authorities to determine. What this newspaper
urges is some arrangement for the patroling of
Micon county highways. ? '
Having taken over the authority, it's up to the
state to assume the responsibility.
Will History Repeat?
A quarter century ago the South and West, in
spired by the spirit of the crusader, and invoking
majority rule, forced national prohibition on a wet
The result is history. The East revolted. Boot
legging became a national scandal. And in the end,
prohibition, as a national policy, was killed.
The ouestion of whether the East was right or
wrong on the issue had nothing whatever to do
with the result.
Todav other sections of the country, inspired by
a hoi y zeal, and marching under the banner of ma
jority rule, are attempting to force their ideas on
questions of race upon the South. And again the
question of who is right and who is wrong ? the
question of whether the South's "way of life",
adopted to meet its peculiar race situation, is de
sirable or undesirable ? will not determine the result.
Will history repeat itself?
It probably will, unless other sections of the
country develop some of the tolerance toward the.
South that thev demand of Southerners.
The South Move? Forward
Because we in the South still are inclined to have
a feeling of inferiority ? a hold-over from the days
when economically we were almost paupers, educa
tionally at the bottom of the ladder, spiritually de
pressed ? it is good, occasionally, to take a look at
our situation today.
There's plenty of room for progress yet. but
there's no longer any need for any inferiority .com
Of course the South's greatest progress has been
along non-material lines, but the material develop
ment is vital, too, and some interesting facts illu
strating how we have moved forward were cited by
/ President Ernest E. Norris of the Southern Raii
wav System in a recent address before the Winston
Saletn Traffic club.
' Quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes to the effect
that "the great thing in this world in not so much
where we are, but in what direction wc are mov
ing." Mr. Norris declared "we arc moving in the
flffht differ?* (he South, and h?ve hem far I
? ? ? letters ??? I
Dear Editor:
Through The Press, I want to think the County Commis
sioners, Mr. Charles Nolen and Mr. Earl Harrison (or the pro
posed repair of the Court House clock.
It will be good to look up at It and to know it Is* keeping
time and not just holding its hands motionless before Its face.
Its sweet tones will make us know It Is on guard as of old
'.hrough the day and the night.
When the hands and numbers are painted, we shall feel it
restored to its old time usefulness.
Cordially yours,
Feb. 5, 1946.
I WONDER . . .
I wonder: ?
When the road is graveled up Walnut Creek to the mall
1. Will a milk route be established?
2. Will poultry raising develop?
3. We can raise most excelent vegetables. Will we do it?
4. Will some one erect a garage? a filling station? store?
9. Will lovely summer cottages deck these hillsides someday?
a. Will some minister who loves the souls of men come and
preach regularly?
Rare flowers, singing birds, game birds and animals, water
falls, brooks, springs, creeks, mountains, cliffs, hills, ridges,
valleys, manifold shade trees, and kind-hearted native people
you will find all these, and more, if you come to Walnut
When the road is completed.
Very truly yours,
Oneiss, N. C. MRS. F. E. MASHBURN
February 2, 1946.
? Others' Opinions ?
*T*HE most shocking thing about war is not the destruction of
* the cities end possessions of men, nor yet the death of the
bodies of men, but rather the shrivelling of the minds and
spirits of men.
A great international journalist, Louis Clair, writes: "We
have become very callous indeed in this day of atomic bombs
and extermination camps. The human mind can only absorb
a certain amount of horror; if it becomes too great we put
wax into our ears to be able to continue living. Maybe that
is why we hear so little today about the horrible tragedies now
. happening in Europe."
Speaking of the millions of Austrians, Germans, and Poles
who are being systematically exterminated he remarks, "Goeb
bels and Hitler predicted that even if the Nazis should be
' beaten their spirit would live on among the victors. Their pre
j diction has come true."
Another author and foreign correspondent, Louis Fisher,
warns: "Something is happening to our civilization. Observe
Europe and. Asia, observe the British, the Dutch, the French,
the Americans. Barbarism is lowering itself over us like a
hood over a man to be hanged. Nobody knows what to do to
solve the world's ills."
He comments on the Morgenthau "revenge plan" that the
ilghteous Allies are following in the conquered countries:
Unless we rise above the animal passion of revenge our culture
will be lost. Who will kill or starve these Germans and Aus
trians? Our own young American, British, French and Russian
boys. It will kill their souls and push us farther down toward
the abyss. Someone has to stop the disintegration of our civi
lization. We must break the vicious circle of an eye-for-an
These men were disturbed by some dismaying facts that
worry many thoughtful Americans. They remember the un
mitigated horror and condemnation of the Nazis' ruthless re
taliatory destruction of Lidice and most of its Inhabitants
early In the war. Last month in revenge for the killing of some
crashed English flyers the British marched into a village in
Java and repeated the ghastly pattern of Lidice. Still the world
is indifferent to this later atrocity, and the British sit In judg
ment at the Nuernberg trials of the Nazi "butchers of Lidice".
We sit in judgment on the Nazi airmen who bombed the
town "bf Coventry killing hundreds ? we who dropped atomic
bombs on the large cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima killing
hundreds of thousands. We try the Nazi leaders who instituted
the wartime prison camps with their starved and abused
prisoners. Tooay we avert our eyes when we read about thou
sands of very young "slave-labor" Austrian and German boys
being sent home by the French government because they are
worked-out ? loo starved and weak to be good slaves any
longer. We Ignore France's greedy plan to import 1,710,000 more
youthful slaves Into slave-labor camps. We do not lift a finger
to take Into our rich country any of the millions of homeless
Jews. Poles, Czechs wandering' in despair about starving
In the words of the Greatest Judge of all, "Woe unto you,
scribes. Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe and have omit
ted the weightier matters of law, judgment, mercy, faith."
-Gretchen L. Lamberton in Mother's-Home Life.
The world is slowly learning that because two men think
differently neither need be wicked. ? Sir Wilfred Grenfell.
The sword is always conquered by the spirit. ? Napoleon.
lon^ period of years." And he cited the following
examples :
Our industrial production increased 700 per cent in
value from 1900 to 1939, as compared with a 366 per cent
increase for all the rest of the United States.
In 1900, we made slightly less than 12 per cent of the
nation's furniture. By 1939, we were making 25 per cent.
Our mineral 'output in 1944 was valued at 48 per cent of
the national total; whereas in 1900 It was only seven per
In 1900, about 30 per cent of the nation's tobacco prod
ucts came from Southern factories. Today, we manufacture
about 92 per cent.
In 1900, less than 30 per cent of the active cotton spindles
were in mills of the South. Today, we have 80 per cent.
In 1900, our population was 27U million. Today, It is 46
Our banking resources are approximately 126 billion as
compared to little more than three billion in 1916.
Agriculturally, too, we are making ever-greater strides. We
are getttng bigger and better yields per mere through diver
sification of crops, rotation and scientific planting and
culture. And the many new industrial use* that science
is finding for farm products is adding strength to our
agricultural economy.
Our iloHar income in recent years, according to the De
partment of Commerce, has Increased proportionately more
than for the country at tare*.
And trade barometers, based principally on retail lattt
and bank debit*, iltow that ifttoa lift, as i mark* Mr
consumer foodi, we hart boon rawM "tor* rapidly than
lit mliM as ? wfcfft.
It's much easier to eat fresh fruits than to spend your
money for medicines. You will find the Fresh juice from
Oranges much better for you than canned Juice. So
keep a supply of Fresh Oranfes on hand. Order from
your neighborhood store.
A& for MAC'S BRAND Oranges
Rabun Produce Co.
Wholesale Distributors
Whether you are a member or not, you are
urged to attend the
First and Third Mondays of Each Month
7:30 p. m.
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American Legion Post No. 108
Announcement . . .
This is to announce to my friends and
former customers that I have taken over
The Franklin Service Station
at Palmer and Phillips Streets, and am back
at my Old Stand.
I appreciate your patronage before 1 went
to the Army, and invite my friends to bring
me their business again. v
Gulf Products
Franklin Service Station
Phone 111
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