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I_JT( )\\ much should i Ik- salaries ?>i North C arolina
teachers In- increased ;
T vvcni \ per cent, says one group. Forty j?cr
cent;. suggests another. Sixty per cent, argues a
The most vociferous ol the disputants are those
who make up live influential faction thai ^ives every
evidence of lieing willing to fight to the death for
2<> per cenl, no less ami no more. Were il not so
mT.oiis a matter, it woiild lie amusing the way I hey
- -I'm i>> feel there ,i > something sacred about the
figure 2". liy inference, it 'not in words, they call all
i hose \\ I ?< ? advocate a larger sa'ary raise fools.
, I rait or.- lo the cause of the schools, and wreckers,
of the state's finances.
They are so 'emphatic, in fact, in their damnation
of .hose who disagree with them that one is teinpt
ei to believe North Carolina big business has
p: sod the word down the line that 20 per cent is
the max>intim sop to be thrown to the teachers.
Actually, of course, the issue is not how uiirch
the teachers would like to have.
And il certainly is not what the state can "al
In view of the amount in the stale's treasury, and
of the millions that are pouring in. it is a little silly
to lalk as though North ("arolina were on the verge
of bankruptcy. And it is timid, to say the least, to
be penny wise about our schools today, in view of
what a poverty-stricken North Carolina was able
to do for its schools in the days of Avcock. More
over. the one thing North Carolina really cannot
a I lord is poor schools.
How much the salary increase/ should be this
newspaper does not pretend to know. But it main
tains that the whole issue is fairly simple. ,
The factor, and the one- factor, that should de
termine the size of the increase is the answer to
this question: How much must we raise teachers'
salaries in order to salvage what is left of our
schools, and start building again: in order to keep
i he good teachers we still have, and to attract other
. .eat hers ? thousands of them ? to the profes
Helter-Skelter of Ugliness
Tile suggestion. offered more than once in t his
column, i ha t we should Ik- doing some community
planning ami zoning lie re in Macon County is under
lined by a statement made in Charlotte last week
In Coleman \V. Roberts, president of the Carolina
Inst baek from a trip through the West, Mr.
Roberts was impressed "by a helter-skelter of ugli
ness and misdirection that has crept into Carolina
communities." Quite aside from the undesirability
of this ugliness itself, the complete lack of planning
threatens "to obscure many natural beauties and
resources, resulting in decreased land values", he
And he commented :
Solution to this problem lies in organizing community,
city or county planning and zoning commissions and em
powering them to regulate developments. Many counties
in California and areas in Virginia. New Hampshire and
Massachusetts have met this challenge successfully by
requiring that buildings be erected sufficiently far back
fr;?m the highways as to preserve natural beauties of
the area. The business houses so erected are required to
provide ingress roads which will not interfere with fast
traffic on the highway.
Planning along community and state lines is not new.
Far instance. Utah is preparing to celebrate their centen
nial of planning. Then first planning commission was
formed on July 28, 1847, the same day that Brigham
Young selected the site for the Salt Lake temple.
I urge leaders of our communities to use foresight,
courage, boldness and imagination in developing plans for
their respective communities that will be most beneficial
to their citizens and attractive to newcomers.
Every community, it matters not how large or how
small, is suffering from traffic bottlenecks, inadequate
playgrounds and parks, misplaced automobile graveyards,
and similar less desirable features, all of which could be
eliminated by sensible planning.
That community which takes a short-sighted viewpoint
for the need of providing adequate automobile parking
facilities In making a grave mistake, because automobiles
are an inseparable part of business today and it is, in
my opinion, a responsibility of the public officials of every
community to provide "off-street" parking facilities when
private enterprise fails to do so.
Every time parking is eliminated on two sides of any
congested street. It is equivalent to widening that street
16 feet, and without cost to anybody, yat providing ,im
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# Others' Opinions ?
lMMRKCT WAClK CUTS
Throughout the war and the peace that followed, the Na
tional Association of Manufacturers has done all it could to
wreck price control, to secure unwarranted increases, and to
ktep wages and buying powf-r at the lowest level possible
What the big trusts would really like to do Is cut hourly
wages to the bone notwithstanding the fact that surveys indi
cate ihat take-home p?.y has already shown a sharp decline. '
The strength of organized labor Is such, however, that such a
direct attack on workers' incomes would have failed miserably.
The alternative attack against the administration's price line
\.'as conceived by NAM strategists as accomplishing the same
result of robbing the workers' pay envelopes in a less obvious
| manner ? Colorado Labor Advocate. <
A CHRISTMAS WITH CAROLS
I There is much disappointment in Ahoskie due to the in
ability to have street light decorations this Christmas season.
Th-'.s disappointment, however, might give cause for the com
munity to originate some other Christmas observance
A community Christmas tree can be lighted and decorated;
the *choolhouse pounds would provide a beautiful setting.
And a community singing, of Christmas carols around a lovely
Christmas tree on Christmas Eve is awe inspiring
It would be fitting also to have ministers of the local
churches participate in th program with a Christmas prayer
and a Christmas story.
Such an annual observance would be most worthwhile i-ir
some of this town's civic organizations to sponsor and we
| especially recommend it for their consideration this Christmas.
?Hertford County Herald.
All limitations on women's clothing have been removed by
the Civilian Production Administration and, for the first time
since April 6 1942, women can have longer skirts if the man
ufacturers make them and they prefer to buy them.
The CPA says that there should be no substantial change in
Fall or Winter styles because the bulk of cutting gaiments for
Fall and Winter is over Ho-.vever, there is nothing to prevent
a manufacturer from immediately producing new styles in
the mode formerly prohibited.
Under the abandoned order, dresses were limited to a length
of forty-two to forty-seven Inches, depending on size. Now,
with a more abundant supply of woolens, cottons and rayons,
the length of skirts may gradually drop until they touch the
floor-level. ? Waynesville Mountaineer.
UOl'OR SKTS XKW SXARKS
The ease which some women, once they start, slip into ex
cessive drinking comes in for notice in the current Quarterly
Journal of Studies on Alcohol. One woman, it is related, com
menced as a problem drinker while getting used to dental
plates, others for fear of growing old. The wruer. wno is di
rector of an institution for Inebriates, comments:
Women in particular should be taught that alcohol \nd charg
ed emotions are a dangerous combination, that in any case
aichol is a poor medicine whether for a cold, for depression,
or for recovery from a love affair. It has never been known
to solve anyone's difficulties; the difficulties always remain.
J This applies equally, of course, to men.
The liquor industry is now reaching out for a market among
women as it never dared before. It is spending -great sums on
! advertising that uses pictures to tls in girls with drink. The
"sn-.art" men who run the liquor trade are also hiring very
clever women to do'tiubllc relations work for them. Meantime
fancy drinking places designed to appeal to women are multi
Thus many women need to stand firmer watch against al
?j cohol today, than in the past ? Christian Science Monitor.
XO CHAIN GANGS JX GEORGIA
The Associated Press, which should know better, reports In a
dispatch from Newark, N J., that Herman Powell. Negro, has
lost his "30-month fight against being returned to a Georiga
chain gang." and that the iudg? who ordered his extradition
lias personally called upon Gov. Ellis G. Arnall "to see to it
that no violence occurs to Powell."
There have not, of course, been any chain gangs In Georgia
for the past four years, Gov. Arnall having officially abolished
them at the first of his administration. Nor is there need of
the governor's providing any special protection for Powell, a
run-of-the-mill escapee. This the judge would have known had
he read anything about Georgia any more recent or reliable
than Robert Elliott Burns' fantasy, "I Am a Fugitive from a
Georgia Chain Gang."' ?
Of course, so long as such reputable disseminators of in
formation as the Associated Press continue to write of "Georgia
chain gangs," Jersey judges will continue to look upon this
as a barbaric state and Georgia criminals will continue to beat
a path to Jersey every time they break away.
And who can say it won't serve the both of them right?
? Atlanta Constitution.
\ . i :t !?: r i n a k i a x s x kkd kd
North Carolina needs more good horse doctors. Or to be
more exact and polite, the state needs additional veterinarians
on account of a growing livestock ? industry and to meet in
creased public health demands.
Dr. William Moore, veterinary chief for the department of
| agriculture. !.<? authority for the statement that in the country
as a whole there are fewer than 15,000 veterinarians and that
of this number more than half are over 50 years of age.
It does seem like a golden opportunity for some of our Tar
Heel farm boys Vho would like to get into a well paid profes
sion and still retain a vital connection with North Carolina soil.
There is a hitch to this opportunity, however. There are
only 11 accredited veterinary schools in the United States
and Canada and these are Jammed to their doors with students
The chief disclosed that while there are 40 young men in iJils
state anxious to enroll in a veterinary college this fall, not
more than four or five of this number can be accepted on
account of lack of room.
Could there be anything wrong with North Carolina's isystem
of higher education? Does this state need a veterinary col
lege? There are a lot of things which enter into the answer 10
that question and being neither an authority on education nor
cn ani.nal husbandry we won't try to answer It offhand.
But. we do say that some arrangement ought to be worked
, out with schools of this kind ? a reciprocity arrangement
maybe ? whereby our farm boys who have an inclination to
enter this profession will not be cut off before they start.
As we mentioned in the first place, on account of our
Browing livestock industry and on account of the fact that
every year more attention is being paid to animals on the
farm to the profit of everybody concerned, we are going to be
i.eedlng more and more -veterinarians. It may be Just prejudice
on our part but we do prefer the home grown variety
? ? Shelby Star.
Appropriations alone cannot remove illiteracy from our
state ? Charles B. Aycock. (
mediate relief of traffic congestion. It may inconvenience
a few people not to be able to drive up to the curb and
get out and transact their business, but at the same time,
it will be providing transportation facilities tor thousands
at no cost whatsoever to the community.
A transportation and parking crisis doesn't face us?
the crisis has arrived, and we cannot longer delay taking
bold- measures to provide Mm* reined lei. ?
Unburn** *m4 tn nAwkht
and attractive, and to Uka ltvte?
community titty ara ?niwnmlnn?
valuable. Protected frem An eaj
properly managed. they caa be a
?ourc* of iDOOBa W Kwyjn
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF
KAMEV AND PANNELL
Notice is hereby given that
the partnership of Ramey and
Pannell, as partners, conducting
the business of retail merchants
and grist mill operators in the
' Town of Franklin, North Caro
lina, under the firm name and
style of Ramey and Pannell Feed
Store, has this day been dissolv
ed by mutual consent.
A. C. Pannell will collect all
debts owing to the firm and
pay all debts due by the firm.
A C. Pannell will continue to
operate said business as an in
dividual at the same stand.
This the 19th day of Novem
J ROBERT RAMEY and
A. C. PANNELL
Formerly doing business
as Ramey and Pannell
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; IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
NOTICE OF SUMMONS
J. E. Crisp, administrator of the
estate of George W. Crisp
j Zittie Crisp, Lula Teems and
1 husband Will Teems, Lizz1.
Tyler and husband Jess Tyler
Fred Crisp, Nina. Guest and
husband Colie Guest, Frank
Crisp. Homer Stewman. Joai
Stewman. Floyd Womack, Joel
Womack, Floyd Womack. Jr.,
Betty Womack and Bobby
The defendants, Betty Wom
ack, Bobby Womack, Floyd
i Womack, Joel Womack and
Floyd Womack, Jr., will take
notice that an action entitled
as above has been commenced
In the Superior Court of Ma
con County, North Carolina, to
sell certain land formerly own
I ed by George W Crisp, to make
asrets to pay debts; and
| said defendants will furthei
take notice that they are re
quired to appear at the offici
of the Clerk of the Superioi
Court of Macon County, en th
30th day of December. 1946, ant
answer or demur to the com
plaint in this action, or th>
plaintiff will apply to the cour'
| (pr the relief demanded there
This 29th day of November
EDITH C. BYRD,
Ass't Clerk of Superior
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Under and by virtue of the
power of sale vested In the
undersigned Trustee by a Deed
of Trust executed by R. L And
erson and wife, Ruby Dills And
erson, dated April 30, 1946, .ind
recorded in Book of Mortgager
No. 36 at page 178 In the Of
fice of Register of Deeds foi
Macon County, North Carolina
the undersigned Trustee will at
12:00 Noon on the 30th day of
December, 1946, expose to salt
to the highest bidder for easl
the following property, to wit:
An undivided one-half in
terest in and to the same
land described In that cer
tain deed from R. 8. .Tones
and wife, Lois Jones, to Eula
Anderson and Edith Ander
son Mallonee dated May 13,
1944, and recorded in the
Office of Register of Deeds
for Macon County, North
Carolina, in Deed Book J -5
at page 584 to which deed as
so recorded reference is
hereby had for a more par
Snld sale Is being mode on ac
count of default In the pnvmen'
of the indebtedness secured by
said Deed of Trust. This the
25th day of November, 1946.
R. 8 JONES, Trustee
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Oldest and Strongest
la Mm Caanty
I With the
' First Church, Franklin
' The Rev. Charles E. Parker,
9:45 a. ni. ? Sunday school.
11 a. m. ? Worship.
6:30 p. m ? Training unlo*.
7:30 p. m.? Worship.
I Wednesday :
1:30 p. m.? Prayer meeting. ,
| St. Afnes Church, Fraafcllu
> The Rev. A. Rufus Morgan,
10 a. ni.? Church school.
11 a. m ? First Sunday, Holy
8 p. ? .--Second and fourth
The Rev. W. Jackson Hunejreutt.
10 a. m.? Sunday school.
11 a. m.? Worship.
0:30 p. m. ? Senior Youth fel
7 p m ?Intermediate Youth
i franklin Circuit
The Rev. D. P. Orant, pastor
Preaching services as follows:
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.? lotla church.
I 11 a. m. ? Clark's chapel. ^
3 p. m. ? Salem I ?'
7:30 p. m.? Bethel. jtl,
11 a. m.? Iotla.
3 p. m.? Louisa chapel.
7:30 p. m.? Snow Hill.
West Macon Circuit
The Rev. P. E. Bingham, Pastor
Preaching services as follows:
11 a. m. ? Maiden's Chapet.
3 p. m. ? Gillespie Chapel, i
11 a. m. ? Mount Zion.
11 a. m. ? Gillespie Chapel.
2:30 p. m. ? Maiden's Chapel. !
Fourth Sunday: A
11 a. m. ? Mount Zion
The Rev. B .Hoyt Evans, pastor.
10 a. m.? Sunday school.
11 a. m.? Worship. ?
(In American Legion Haiti
The Rev. A. F. Rohrbacher,
Second Sunday: ,
8:00 a. m. ? Mass.
3 p. m.? Sunday school on the
first, second, third, and firth
2 p. m.? Preaching on the
3 p. m ? Preaching on the ?
first, second, and
7:30 p. m.? Prayer meeting.
Friendship < Angel) Tabertttcle
2:30 p. m ? Sunday school
3:30 p. m. ? Preaching service,
conducted by the Rev. V. C.
?t. Cyprian's Episcopal
The Rev. James T. Kennedy,
II a. m.? Third Sunday,
3 p. m ? First and second
3 p. m.? Church school.
S p. m.? Litany.
Franklin Methodist Circuit
(A. M. E. Eton)
The Rev. John O. Williams
Preaching services as follows.
First and third Sundays:
11 a. m.? Green street church.
3:30 p. m. ? Cowee church
? p. m. ? Green Street church.
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