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Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
Number twenty
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What They Contend
his opponent for the Democratic nomination.
Monroe Redden, one time chairman of the Demo
cratic executive committee of the State, by grace
of Governor Brought on, each has clearly defiped
arguments as to why the voters should accord the
nomination to him.
Mr. Redden argues that the time has come for
new blood and new vision in the Congress from this
district : that progress is the watchword, and that
he has had the experience in the practice of the law,
in political affairs, and in the civic affairs of West
ern North Carolina, to qualify him to take over the
job that Mr. Weaver has held for almost as long as
& many voters have lived, (with the exception of two
years, following, the election of 192X, in which he
went down, along with Al. Smith, and the district
was represented by George . l'ritchard. Republican,
son of the late Senator Jeter C. Pritchard).
The Redden argument continues that Buncombe
county has had the Congressman from this district
for decades. They recall that William T. Crawford,
redoubtable stump speaker, and Haywood's favor
ite son. Was defeated by a Republican, John Grant,
of Henderson, who was succeeded by James M.
Gudger. of Buncombe, who in turn was succeeded
by James J. Britt, of Buncombe, and he by Zebulon
Weaver, of Buncombe, who has served ever since,
fcxeept for the one term of George Pritchard, of
Buncombe. |
According' to the Redden supporters, in Buncombe
and the rest o'f the district, it is time that some
? other county be given the honor, and for Mr. Redden
from Henderson to succeed Mr. Weaver, whom the
Reddenites insist has not done as well for the dis
trict as he should have, during his long tenure in
office, and that almost anybody else in the district,
given as long service as Mr. Weaver, would have
made a greater splash in the Washington puddle.
The Weaver argument counters with the state
ment that Mr. Weaver will not again seek the nomi
nation after the close of the term to which he as
pires: that he will then retire, and that then, after
the smoke of the last war has really cleared away
and the people have become oriented in the ways
of peace, some young man from some county of the
district will emerge, with the qualities of leadership
and statesmanship to represent the district in the
Congress, and make a name for himself and the
The Weaver supporters argue that it is unfair to
the young men of the district, just returned from
war, to pick up a man and put him in Congress at
this juncture, with the possibility that he will be*
difficult to oust in favor of a war veteran.
They reply to the other Redden argument with
the statement that Weaver has been the friend of
the veterans of two wars, and of their families,
that he is the daddy of the Great Smoky Mountains
National park, the greatest single asset the district
has, that he will continue to seek the development
of the park and the parkway, more effectively than
any new representative from the district could, and
finally that he can always be counted upon to
stand with the administration in its progressive
program, and to vote with it. And they bring as
proof the record to show that this is exactly what
he has done during the Wilson, Roosevelt, and
Truman administrations.
Thus the lines are drawn, and the people will de
termine, come Saturday week.
Like a number of readers' letters that have been
published in The Press in recent months, Neville
Sloan's open letter to Joseph Stalin, which appear
ed on this page last week, created lively discussion.
It not only presented a viewpoint intelligently and
logically; it did what is even more important ?
provoked thought.
Mr. Sloan's letter is one of several that have ap
peared in this newspaper from time to time which
would do credit to any community, anywhere, and
The Press takes this opportunity to repeat that i
Others' Opinions
With our industries, construction companies and farmers
crying for more help, we are surprised that so many of our re
turned service men are loafing and are drawing what is un
fortunately being called "rocking chair" pay.
Realizing the grave mistake that was made after the first
World War, this newspaper urged the passage of the GI Bill
of Rights that provided maximum benefits for service men.
This bill provides assistance to the veterans in completing
their education, entering business or farming, in construction
of homes, in obtaining on-the-job training and gives them pro
tection against unemployment.
It is not the intention of this measure, however, nor of the
American people, to promote and encourage idleness on the
part of able-bodied men who were called into military service,
and we are disappointed that so many of the able-bodied vets
in this county, as well as throughout the nation, are taking
advantage of an appreciative country and citizenship by loaf
ing when their services are needed in the reconversion pro
gram just as badly as they were during the war.
Here in Transylvania, all over the nation and throughout
the world, more food is needed, more products are urgently in
demand, more houses are needed. To supply this demand and
these grave needs, labor u vitally important and essential.
Today jobs are plentiful and the pay is good. Today the
opportunities for young men to find gainful employment are
the best they have ever been. Today young men have unpar
alleled opportunities to complete educations and to learn trades
that will enable them to become useful, independent Amer
ican citizens, and yet many of the boys prefer to loaf and to m
accept this "rocking chair'' pay of $20.00 per week.
This is a serious mistake, both for our community and na
tion, as well as for the boys themselves. It is contrary to the
intent of the law that was passed. Its objective was to tide
the boys over after the^ came home until they could find
suitable employment and then to give them a cushion for the
next five or more years against 'unemployment.
Each veteran has $1,040 allotted to him for service allowance
pay and the money can be drawn out any time within five
years after the President has declared that the war emergency
is over.
The able-bodied veteran who does not want to work and who
is content to draw this money at a time like this when jobs
are plentiful, and pay is good is making a grave mistake.
Sooner or later this pay will run out and then those veterans
will have to go to work and they will find it more difficult to
get good jobs. Employers are not looking for men and women
who prefer to accept "rocking chair" money.
Think it over, boys, and resolve now that you are going to
stop applying for this money and get yourselves a job and go
to work. You'll be a lot happier. You'll be better American
citizens and you'll be serving your community and nation in
time of peace just as nobly as you have served during a time
of war. ? The Transylvania Times.
No government can be humanitarian unless it shall have
force to open the pocketbooks of bankers, butchers, farmers
and others. All humanitarianism by government is founded
on the coercion of the taxpayers. As long as the balance of
power in primary and general elections shall be in the hands
of non-taxpayers, government will be composed of humani
tarians who can lash persons who neglect to pay taxes to jail.
No one without an income or earnings will be whipped to jail
for non-payment of taxes. Meanwhile, the humanitarians owing
election to offices to the recipients of doles and governmental
jobs will live high and present attractive pictures of them
selves as champions of the poor and the common people.
? Charleston News and Currier, i
There is a growing interest on the pare or the public to con
serve the natural resources and the wildlife in their community.
We note with interest the program that will be inaugurated by
the newly formed group of fishermen and hunters in Haywood
We also note with special interest that the farmers of the
county are invited to the meetings of the organization and we
understand may maintain membership in the organizations at
a reduced rate. It is well for the sportsmen and the farmers
to get together on these things. Often in the past there has
been much hard feeling toward "trespassers" who have hunted
and fished on the property of others.
We trust in their drive for members that they obtain a large
membership and that they are successful in furthering educa
tion along the lines of conservation in Hawyood county.
? Waynesville Mountaineer.
such letters are welcome.
Of particular interest to readers just now would
he letters from some of Macon County's returned
service men and women ? letters on any subject of
general interest, hut especially on matters affecting
this county.
- "Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that
faith let us to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand
it. ? Abraham Linclon.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of an
other, but let him work diligently and build one for himself;
thus by example assuring that his own will be safe from
violence when built. ? Abraham Lincoln.
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will you please notify us at least 10
days before you move, so that we
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Telephone 24
Franklin, N. C.
John Elden Zachary, IT. sea
man second class, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Hal Zachary, pt
Franklin, has b??n Msigned to
ihf US8 Yosemite. Young Zach
ary, who reported to the vessel
from the Naval Training center,
Norfolk, Va., entered the serv
ice last February.
Also other items suitable far the occasion
Back of Glenn Ray's Feed Store
On Palmer Street
Operated by
Parts for army trucks available at all times.
Reasonable Rates and Work Guaranteed
The Houston Brothers
Robert Houston J. B. Houston
Whether you are a member or not, you are
urged to attend the
First and Third Mondays of Each Month
7:30 p. m.
American Legion Post No. 108
Starting now, and until further notice, 1 will
600 x 16 Tires
For $3.95 Each
Plenty good rubber. Come to see me.
Mack Dills Tire Shop
In New Building at Depot
To men interested in pulling
Rhododendron and Laurel
We are again buying the top grade of burl
at a slightly reduced price.
Highlands Briar, Inc.
Franklin, N. C.

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