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Published every Thursday by the Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
VOL. LXJ Number forty-seven
WEIMAR JONES Editor-Publisher
Entered at the Post Office, Franklin, N. C., as second class matter
Telephone No. 24
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Good Health For Tar Heels
North Carolina had one of the highest
selective service rejection rates in the nation.
Onlv 38 out of every 1,00 babies horn in North
Carolina are delivered in hospitals.
Six thousand additional hospital beds are needed
in this state to provide four beds per thousand
population, the minimum considered necessary by
These are among the long list ()' tacts and fig
ures cited by the North Carolina Good Health as
sociation as it emphasizes that good health is North
Carolina's No. 1 problem, and embarks upon a laud
able campaign to Create an aroused public opinion
that will result in our doing something about the
Critics will find it easy to pick flaws in some of
the association's arguments, for any thoughtful per
son knows it is both stupid and dangerous blindly
to accept any and all statistics.
The draft rejection rate figures, for example, are
completely misleading and unfair, as already pointed
out by this newspaper.
Nor does North Carolina need to hang its head in
shame because more than a third of its babies are
born outside hospital walls: there is a considerable
bocly of medical opinion today to the effect that,
other things being equal, mother and baby are bet
ter off at home than in a hospital.
And hospital beds alone are not the whole answer
to the problem of good health. Hospitals, in fact,
are designed primarily to help remedy ill health,
rather than to create good health and prevent dis
ease. It is worth noting, too, that the current hos
pital crisis, which cries so loudly for action by tlu
people of the state, was largely created by the med
ical profession hself. For we need more hospital
beds today not because we have more illness than
previously, but chiefly because more and more doc
tors and nurses over the state are refusing to treat
patients outside a hospital. As a result, the hos
pitals frequently are crowded with cases that could
have been successfully treated at the patients'
homes, while there is no room for those who really
* ? *
But if the (Jood Health association has permitted ,
its enthusiasm to yet out of bounds, that fact in 110
way alters the need for the campaign it has inaug
rated. For there are other facts and figures that
can't be argued away.
There is 110 blinking the fact, for example, that
five out ol every 100 North Carolina mothers die
in childbirth. (That figure may or may not be ex
act, but undoubtedly it is accurate enough to be
There is no blinking the fact that nearly one out of
everv 10 births either is a still-birth or is followed
by the baby's death.
There is no blinking the fact that there is an
average of only one doctor in North Carolina for
everv 1,600 persons ? and that that percentage is
There is no blinking the fact that many cases re
quire hospitalization, and that 34 of the state's 100
counties have no hospital facilities.
Finally, there is no blinking a fact that is quite
obvious without statistics ? that we have far Too
much ill-health, far too much unnecessary blindness,
far too many deaths that might have been prevent
ed, far too many persons crippled in mind or body
who might, with early treatment, have been whole.
* * *
(iood health is fundamental. Xo progress that
isn't based on good health is sound. And the North
Carolina Clood Health association will do a superb
job if it accomplishes nothing more than making
the people ol the state health-conscious.
Nor can anyone find serious fault with the asso
ciation's six-point program: For state assistance in
the. care of indigent sick; for state assistance in
building or enlarging local hospitals and establish
ing and equipping rural health centers ; for a med
ical-education loan fund to help worthy North Caro
lina young men and women who pledge themselves
to practice in a rural community for four years;
for the expansion of the two-year medical school of
the University of North Carolina into a standard
four-year school with a central teaching hospital;
for special study and provision for the medical edu
cation of Negroes ; and for the promotion of volun
tary group insurance plans.
# Others' Opinions ?
LOSS TO STATE
The defeat of Mrs. O. W. Cover of Cherokee county, who
made an outstanding record in the general assembly in both
1943 and 1945, is a real loss to the state as a whole The an
nouncement came as a surprise, since she had been reported as
a winner on the basis of unofficial returns. . *
Mrs. Cover was the only woman to sit in the last two sessions
of the house and because of that fact her record was scrutinizes
more carefully than that of the average member. She was con
sidered an unusually valuable member both by her colleagues
and by the public generally Her defeat was unfortunate,
whether it was because of her sex or for some other reason,
and her absence will lower the average ability of the house.
? Raleigh News and Observer, i
WILL NOT Cl'RK TKACHlNli ILLS
Teachers of the schools in Hertford county and other coun
ties in the northeastern district will convene at Greenville on
Friday for a most important conference of the North Carolina
Education association. Presented to them, with the request for
their endorsement, will be the following proposal concerning
1. That there be a 20 per cent over-all increase in salaries,
the salary arrived at to be a base salary with no bonus or
emergency salary included.
2 That an eleventh increment be provided for teachers hold- ,
lng Class A certificates and a twelfth increment for teachers
holding graduate certificates.
We hope that this proposal, presented by the legislative com
mittee of the NCEA, will be repudiated by the teachers of the
northeastern district. By this we do not mean that we are op
posed to an increase in salaries for teachers; but we belie .e
that the compromise schedule of increases, as agreed on by
the legislative committee and the co-operating state officials,
is insufficient. Acceptance of this compromise salary increase
schedule will not accomplish the desired results of attracting '
young men and women to study for the teaching profession;
it is merely an appeasement measure, granting a nominal pay
Every effort should be made, and made now, to bring about
a sufficient increase in teachers' salaries to make this profes
sion a desirable one from a financial standpoint. If more than
a 20 per cent raise cannot be secured, we want to see the
teachers get that ? they deserve it ? but we want to see them
and educational organizations strive to get a salary increase
which will be the means of correcting a most serious teacher
The schedule to be presented by the NCEA leaders offers a
beginning A-certificate salary of $1,494. Not enough to make
one want to get into the teaching profession! And advance
ment is slow. The increase toe each of the next two years would
be only $32.40 per year. From the third through the sixth
vears the increase would be $43.20 a year, and from the
seventh through the tenth it would be $54 a year. The eleventh
year would bring an additional $45, but from then on the
teacher would draw $1,992.60 per year and no more, regardless
of the number of years in the teaching profession.
What profession is there that can attract capable persons
in great numbers when the maximum salary is $1,992.60?
Several of the NCEA districts have approved the proposed
salary schedule presented by the legislative committee, but the
South Piedmont district rejected it, and adopted a resolution
calling for an increase which it thinks will cure the teacher
problem. With the hope that the teachers of this district will ;
not in mere routine fashion endorse the proposal of the NCEA,
but will give thought to the stand of the South Piedmont dis- t
trict teachers and their reasons for rejecting the one schedule '
and substituting another, we present the salary schedule as
suggested by that district. ?
Class A certificate: first year, $1,560; second year, $1,650;
third year. $1,740; fourth year, $1,830; fifth year, $1,920; sixth
year, $2,000; seventh year, $2,100; eighth year, $2,200; ninth
year, $2,300; tenth year, $2,400; eleventh year, $2,600; twelfth
year, $2,750; thirteenth year and thereafter, $3,000
Graduate certificates; third year, $2,000; fourth year, $2,100;
fifth year, $2,200; sixth year, $2,350; seventh year, $2,480;
eighth year, $2,600; ninth year, $2,700; tenth year, $2,800;
eleventh year, $2,900; twelfth year, $3,100; thirteenth year,
$3,300: fourteenth year, $3,500; and fifteenth year and there
This schedule, we feel, by offering progressively higher In- I
crements to those with the highest certificates and the most I
experience will both encourage young men and women to enter
the profession and provide an incentive for those in the 1
teaching profession to stay in it and improve their ratinys.
The teaching profession is in dire need of both ? more re- ;
placement teachers and more teachers with improved ratings ?
and it is going to take good salaries to bring this about. There
should be no compromise on anything less than a salary
schedule that is designed to cure the ills of the teaching pro
fession?Hertford County Herald.
Having qualified as adminis
trator oi W. C. Postell, deceased,
late of Macon County, N C., this
is to notify all persons having
claims against the estate of said
deceased to exhibit them to the
undersigned on or before the
14th day of October, 1947 or
this notice will be plead in bar
of their recovery. All persons
indebted to said estate will
please make Immediate settle
This 14th day of October, 1946.
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Having qualified as adminis
trator of Mrs. Florence P.
Downs, deceased, late of Macon
County, N C, this is to notify
all persons having claims against
the estate of said deceased to
exhibit them to the undersigned
on or before the 29th day of
October, 1947 or this notice will
be plead In bar of their recov
ery. All persons indebted to said
estate will please make imme
This 29th day of October. 1948.
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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
NOTICE OF SUMMONS
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF MACON
VERSSIE LUVERN SUMNER,
RICHARD RILEY SUMNER.
The defendant. Richard Riley
Sumner, will take notice that
an action as above entitled has
been commenced in the Superior
Court in Macon County, North
Carolina, to the end that the
plaintiff may secure an absolute
divorce under the laws of the
State of North Carolina, and the !
defendant will take notice that
he Is required to appear on or
before the 18th day of Decem
ber, 1946, in the office of the
Clerk of the Superior Court of
Macon County, North Carolina,
and answer or demur to the
complaint in said action or th"
plaintiff will apply to the Cqurt
for the relief demanded.
This the 28th day of October
EDITH C BYRD,
Ass't. Clerk Superior
Court, Macon County,
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The Rev. Charles E. Parker,
9:45 a. m. ? Sunday school.
11 a. m.? Worship.
6:30 p. m. ? Training union.
7: SO p. m. ? Worship
7:30 p. m. ? Prayer meeting.
St. Agnes Church, Franklin
The Rev. A. Rufus Morgan,
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8 p. m. ? Second and fourth
The Rev. W. Jackson Huneycutt,
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11 a. m. ? Worship.
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7 p m. ? Intermediate Youth
The Revi D. P. Grant, pastor
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11 a. m.? Bethel church.
3 p. m.? Salem church.
7:30 p. m. ? Clark's chapel.
11 a. m. ? Snow Hill church.
3 p. m.? Louisa chapel.
7:30 p. m.? Iotla church.
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7:30 p. m.? Bethel.
11 a. m. ? lotla.
3 p. m? Louisa chapel.
7:30 p. m. ? Snow Hill.
West Macon Circuit
The Rev. P. E. Bingham, Pastor
Preaching services as follows:
11a. m. ? Maiden's Chapel.
3 p. m. ? Gillespie Chapel.
11 a. m. ? Mount Zion.
11 a. m. ? Gillespie Chapel.
2:30 p. m. ? Maiden's Chapel.
, 11 a. m. ? Mount Zion.
The Rev. B .Hoyt Evans, pastor.
10 a. m. ? Sunday school.
11 a. m. ? Worship
(In American Legion Hall)
The Rev. A. F. Rohrbacher,
8:00 a m? Mass.
INTER -DENOMINATION At.
2 p. m.? Sunday school on the
first, second, third, and (ifth
2 p. m. ? Preaching on the
3 p. m ? Preaching on the
7:90 p. m? Prayer meeting
Friendship (Angel) Tabernacle
2:10 p. m. ? Sunday school
8:30 p. m.? Preaching service,
conducted by the Rev. V. C.
St Cyprian's Episcopal
The Rev. James T. Kennedy,
11 a. m.? Third Sunday,
2 p. m.? First and second
3 p. m.? Church school.
Franklin MethMUst Clreait
(A. M. E. Zion)
The Rev. John O. Williams
Preaching services as follows:
First and third Sundays:
11 a. m. ? Oreen Street churoh. -
1:30 p. m.? Cowee church.
S p. in.? Oreen Street church.
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