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MACON UNION SENDS
B. Y. P. U. DELEGATES
i TO ASSOCIATION
' Macon county had the biggest del
egation of any of the B. Y. P. U.
associations that met in Andrews last
Wednesday night except Andrews.
There were two carloads that went
. from here to Andrews to join three
other associations. There was a great
deal of work done in discussing prob
lems, planning better work, and en
listing more workers. A wonderful
lecture was given by the state Y.,
P. U. secretary, James Suey.
The Andrews people welcomed every
one with a smile and gave us a real
; banquet. . -
- The officers of Macon association
are going to work out a good pro
gram to give al the churches who will
be interested in, B. Y. P. U, work.
You pastos and church members take
notice to . this,, put it before your
church and help us to carry this work
through. We,; want to train your
. members how to do their church work
and stand out for Christ.
If you live near Iotla go visit their
B. Y. P., U. and see what wonderful
work they are doing; or if you are
near Franklin come and see if we
haven't got a. good B. Y. P. U.. But
you . can make it larger and better
by coming, fcnd working; or if you are
in some other' 'district open your
kor so we can -help you start just
as good a work.
merry "bkrkie," which is coming to
the Macon Theatre Friday and Sat
urday, is the first- all-canine talking
picture ever produced.
With a' cast of fifty trained dog
actors, the two-reeler tells the story
of the eternal trianagle of dogdom.
Human voices have,Jeen synchronized
with the actions of the canine play
ers, creating an entirely new ; comedy
Jiggsr well known screen dog, plays
the role of Clara Bull, faithless wife
of John Bull, portrayed by Brownie,
another veteran of the films. The
"other dog" is Buster, famous for
his performances in comedies and
feature length pictures.
The cast includes many of the best
known dogs on the screen and in
vaudeville. The directors, Zion Myers
and Julius White, were forced to re
cruit all the stage-trained dogs in
Los Angeles . in order to secure, a
sufficient number schooled in walk
ing on their hind. legs. ,
The four-footed players were dress
ed in miniature human clothes, com
plete in every detail. The two set
tings for the story, a night club' and
a courtroom, were built on a dimin
utive scale to accord with the size of
Twenty trainers assisted Myers and
White in the direction of the players,
each one directing his own dogs. Two
.entire canine . vaudeville acts were
used to supply the trained htrtS-hula
and ballroom dancers for the cabaret
v Myers and White wrote the story
and dialogue in addition to co-directing
the picture. Both are veterans of
screen comedies and both have had
txperience in animal direction.
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CROSS VISITS FRANKLIN
Mr. and Mrs.,L. P. Cross, of Clay
ton, Ga., were in Franklin last Wed
nesday. Mr. Cross is editor of The
Qayton Tribune. '
DATE SET FOR
December 10th has been set as
the date Franklin is to entertain
the Atlanta-Ash eyille Motorcade at
luncheon. It is highly important
that every man arid woman among
us' do his or her part towards
.making the day a howl of a suc
cess. It is easy for us to get
thousands of dollars worth of fine
publicity, and it is just as eaSy for
us to make a complete fizzle of
the whole thing. No schism, no
selfishness, no big l and little YOU
all together and a . strong pull
Instructor Often Too Prone
To State Opinion for Truth
(By Dr. Caleb A. Ridley)
When Miss Harriet Lyon was ask
ed: 'Why is it that a college educa
tion seems to upset, rather than build
up- the moral responsibility of 'our
young men and women?" she replied
through the Independent as follows:
"The difficulty lies in the fact that
the instructor is often too prone to
state opinion for truth,, to destroy
an ancient degma with a remark
just as dogmatic, and not quite so old.
The argument is offered that, if the
Student . has any convictions to begin
with, he or she, will support them
against such attacks and force the
instructor to retract or explain. This
is a hopeful theory, but does not
compliment the understanding of the
theorist. ; What eighteen-year-old stu
dentI speak not of the few who
have been brought up to think, but
of the mass who have not is pre
pared with such a concrete and. con
cise case for the instructor ? Religion
for example, is generally a matter of
growth and inheritance. It" would
be almost as reasonable to expect a
freshman or sophomore to explain
why he is blond instead of brunette
as why he is a Congrcgationalist rath
er "than a Presbyterian. And yet the
faith under "which he has grown up
may not be utterly useless to him.
He should be given a fair 'chance to
uphold his end of the argument, and
it is the Huty of the instructor to
whom the Virgin .Birth has been
simply an article of faith."
I am a. great bejiever in . books
not to make, a library out ofr but to
help in the making of character. It
is my conviction that the ., present
generation As too. much inclined to
scan books rather than master them.
It is not the number of books one
reads that counts, but how many you
master and what sort of books they
Our modern system of education
calls for enough books before the boy
graduates from high School to make
a fair-sized library, and all sorts of
extra reading on. the side. And yet,
the modern graduate is not equipped
nearly so well as his father was when
he graduated fifty years ago. Why?
Because modern education has lost
the, art of building character.
No man or woman is ever well
educated if taught by a vacilating,
unstable and worldly teacher. A mere
handful of the right sort of books,
a few pupils and a real teacher, and
you have a school. In the old days
the student had to study; today it is
a" cramming process. , In the old days
education was a drawing-out, today
it is a pouring, in. Formerly you had
to think; now. you have to remember.
James RusSel Lowell when meditat
ing upon the elements of character
which combine to make real men
"I honor the man who is willing to
Half his present repute for freedom
And. when he has thought, be the
matter strong or weak ;
Will risk the other half for freedom
Caring naught for what vengeance the
-'""""'mob' has in store . ":."" ""
Let that mob be the upper 'ten
thousand or lower."
lf a fellow thinks, then thinks some
more, and keeps on thinking, he will
arrive after a while; but if he crams
until Dooms Day without thinking,
he will never be more than a phon
ograph an echo.
Speaking before ' the KiwanisClub
of Lawrence, Massachusetts, on "The
Red Peril" the Honorable Frank A.
Goodwin is quoted by the Manufac
turers Record as having said:
"Let me read you a few of the
questions submitted to a senior class
of girls at Smith College, and I un
derstand it was also sent out to oth
ers. After you hear these questions
I would ask you if it is not time
either to clean out those responsible
for this filth, or for parents to keep
their daughters out of such an un
clean atmosphere. Would you wish to
have such questions as these asked
of your daughter ?
; (Ccaanuci! t:l page five) '
God's Man Has Fallen
(By Caleb A. Ridley)
None of us are ever quite ready
to hear about the death of a loved
orte or friend. No matter if we
have reasons to suspect their go
ing, the final word comes with a
It was so with hundreds of our
citizens when the news of Dr.
Mock's death was brought over
the wires last week. It was not
unexpected news, but heartstrings
snapped just the same
This good minister had made a
place for himself in the affections
of our people. He ' would have
been closing his third year with
the Methodist church here had he
not broken down back in the sum
mer. He was a loved and loveable
man and minister. He was cour
ageous and yet tender as a child.
He was a , good preacher, a hard
student and a sympathetic pastor.
Nobody but the God whom "he
served can know what the final
straw which crushed him' was. He
had his own burdens to bear and
also those of his people. He stood
up under them long as he could
and then fell. We often read
where towns and cities pension
horses that have served their cities
well; they are given a rest and
But tired preachers' must go on
until they fall in harness. Few
think of them until they are dead.
Mock is dead, let us all go to won-'
derinc whv! Did he Uve o"t his.
(t knowT" Wr'can.ioit uT SwtfcfT
knows and God knows. ... .
To the, stricken family twe offer
a tribute "of tears and woul(C""rf
we '.could, reach our hand through
the shadows and steady them as
they reel under the load. Life
will never be the same to any of
them again. But the Master Man
"I am the resurrection and the
Development of Great
Smoky Mountains Na
tional Park Pushed
There are at present 158,000 acres
of wilderness land in the Great Smoky
Mountains already in the possession
of the United States government and
with acreage now being purchased
to complete the 428,000 acres which
will eventually be the total area of
the park, plans for the development
of this national playground are being
pushed for ward with increasing speed.
Fire and game protection meas
ures are already being taken by the
Federal park ranger forces in the
area which has been presented to the
government. Trails and telephone
lines are being installed, to provide
means of communication between
ranger stations. The entire area will
be patrolled to prevent damage to
the virgin forests from fire and to
protect animal life and enforce fishing
Plans for this development include
establishment of highways, camping
and parking grounds, the building of
museums for natural history exhibits
and the provision -of sanitation sys
tems to take care of the enormous
number of visitors who will visit the
park in future years.
Due to its nearness to the eastern
centers of population this Great Na
tional Park is expected to attract an
attendance of visitors equal to the
annual attendance of al the other
parks in the National Park system
according to Horace M. Albright, di
rector of the' United States National
Park Service, who recently visited
the North Carolina portion of the
Great Smokies region. ,
Highways are now being improved
and new roads constructed which will
open a portion of the section to the
public. Many Visitors are travelling
into the park over the existing high
ways and parties of hikers are travers
ing the trails through the virgin
mountain region. (
Rev. Irvin, pastor of Franklin M?th
odist church, preached to a large con
srregation of Methodists, and Baptists
Sunday evening at the local Baptist
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jurors oeieciea ror
Nov. Term of Court
The following jurors have been
drawn to serve at November term of
First week: A. J. Welch, Rt. 3,
Franklin; J. L. Parker, Rt. 2, Frank
lin; T. P. Martin, Etna;'M. L. Sprink
les, Prentiss; Lon Roper, Franklin;
W. B. Brown, Rt. 2, Franklin; J. D.
Welch, Rt. 3, Franklin ; J. R. Frank
lin, Rt. 4, Franklin; John Dills, Cul
lasaja; Odell Hall, Kyle; W. J. Tyler,
Cullasaja; C. W. Mashburn, Cullasaja;
C. T. Henry, Ellijay; Luther Jacobs,
Aquone; E. B. Conlty.Otto; W. F.
Curtis, Franklin; H. Lon Ammons,
Rt. 2, Franklin;, F. B. Williamson,
Prentiss; D. D. Rice, Franklin; W.
R. Pressfey, Rt. 1, Franklin; W. G.
Bryant, Franklin; W. R. Waldroop,
Rt. 1, Franklin; Ed R. Mason, Rt? 3,
Franklin; S. E. McCoy, Gneiss; John
A. Dean, Rt. 3, Franklin; D. L. Par
rish, West's Mill; W. M'. Swafford,
Rt. 3, Franklin; R. H. Bennett, Iotla;
Richard Bingham. Rt. 1, Franklin ;
Ben McCollum, Franklin; Tom Tal
lent, Cullasaja; J. M. Swafford, Rt.
3, Franklin; Louis J. Moses, Ellijay;
J. P. Bradley, Etna; E. N. Keener,
Rt. 2, Franklin. "
Second week: Alvah Pearce, Frank
lin; C. W. Hames, Franklin; Carl
D. Morgan,. Stiles; W. I. Houston,
Gneiss; S. W. Stanficld, Franklin;
W. B. Dobson, Jr., Rt. 1, Franklin;
Earl Blajne, Rt. 1, Franklin; J. M.
Holbrooks, Rt. 2, Franklin ; Henry
Tippett, Iotla; Ras.,Duvall, Nantahala;
Noyia, Gibsori, Etna; S. E. Fouts, Rt.
Etna; W. A. Shields, Rt 3, Frank
lin ;'W. T. McDonald, Otto? .
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9o far as we are concerned we
are 'not going to enter the contest;
J. D. Rickman of Anet, Colorado, may
have, the prize, whatever it is.
Through the mails we have just
received from Mr. Rickman, who is
a Macon county man gone wrong
we mean gone West an Irish ' pota
to weighing 3 1-3 pounds. It may
be seen'at The Press office.! It may
be stuffed but it looks like a real
Mr. . Landrum sends The Press the
following clipping taken from the Day
tona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal:
Sixteen bass scaling from 2 to
35 : pounds comprised a near record
catch made at Red Shell by Al Brum
ley, Dr. Hoke Johnson, Ernest John
son and William Ohler yesterday.
They used cut mullet for bait, and
quit fishing with the bass- still biting.
The anglers said they had never seen
reds so easily taken. They hardly
found, time to eat." They estimated
the weight of the catch at more than
450 pounds. ;
Just as a Doctor's medical knowledge
is accepted for protection, so is Ad
accepted by the busines men of Macon
CLOSED ON FUR
Following action by the Board of
Conservation and Development, Chas.
H. England, State game warden, an-'
nounced yesterday that the season .
for trapping fur-bearing , animals has ,
been closed for two years in fifteen ',
Western North Carolina counties.
The counties in which the news reg
ulation takes effect include the follow
ing: .'Buncombe, Clay, Cherokee,
Graham, Swain, Jackson, Haywood,
Madison,' Yancey, Henderson, Tran
sylvania, Polk, Macon, McDowell, and
Closing of the season for these
animals was asked in petitions from
the fifteen counties, and the action .
of . the Conservation Board followed
a public hearing conducted by State
Warden England , in Asheville on
October 1 at which the opinions ex
pressed were overwhelmingly in favor
of the proposed change.
The petitioners asked that the trap
ping be prohibited as a feature of a 1
movement to increase the number of
fur-bearers in that section to an ex
tent so that the fur industry may be
reestablished pn a large scale. 'Con
siderable interest, it was contended,
is being developed in this endeavor in
the western part of the state.
West's Mill Junior Order
Delegates to Lexington
The Junior Order local of West's
Mill is by . no means asleep. At a
recent meeting he following named
Orphanage of 'the- Orde'r is located :
T. M. Rickman; Ed Duvall, Oscar
Mason, 'Dick- Welch, Charley Davis,
J. T: Raby, I. E. -Allen, R. C. Rick
man, R. B. Rickman and D., L Clark.
The home at Lexington cares for
202 orphan children at the present
We are grateful to J. D. Elmore
of West's Mill for the above informa
Preaching Seryices At
There will be no preaching services
at the Franklin or Morrison Pres
byterian churches on next Sunday,
Oct. 26. The pastor, Rev. J. A.
Flanagan, is president of the Western
District of the N. C. State Christian
Endeavor , Union, and expects to be
in Waynesvillc on that date attending
a district convention.
COL. HARRIS VISITS FRANKLIN
Col. Wade Harris, editor of the
Charlotte Observer, paid Franklin a
visit yesterday. Col. Harris is one of
the widely read and quoted editors
of North Carolina. He is a man of
broad culture, keen insight to human
nature, and with it all conservative.