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TIME TO RETIRE
Cvtigress nas Deen mating a great
to do. recently, about M-s. Roosevelt
handing out a <4.500 a year job to a
young woman friend, to teach cl&s
. ical dancing o children a^ part of
civilian de.'-nse. Another friend oi
heis .? former poet, said to havo
? live n closely affiliated with
C :n:i..;:.. 1 - one has been,
mad*' of ai! tilings for i po^r Vi?trl i
: tin- Office of Facts and Figures.
Clu . teal dancln consists mostly j
: l-vii kins up one .- it vs while clad in !
. kimpy, emi- transparent robes that!
? i?- i in > > .suggestively revealing tli&i ?
a bauum beauty's swim suit. Per- i
anally. ax can't see the connection
bttween such javorting and being
prepared to withstand enemy bomb
ing. Tlie claim is that such dancing
will build good morale. There is no
? xpianation how. or why.
There is a growing feeling all over
the nation that we would be better
off if Mrs. Roosevelt stopped med
dling with public n.atteis. Certsuiib
she has a notable record of mistakes I
to put it kindly.
She started off. in the early days of
the New Deal b.. ts:aUishing a model
ccmmuniiv in Virginia, senator tfvra i
one of the few real statesmen 111 the
upper body o fCongre&s. protested
vigorously, but in vain. It didn't mat -
ter that the Senator had lived in !
Virginia all h.s l.fe? <ndeei th^ti
generations of Iris family have lived)
there since the days of the -lames- I
town Colony and that he knew his j
State and his people.
Millions were poured into the pro
ject. putting up specially designed
Mrs. Nc:fieM OlmsLo'!
The Cherokee Sc~ut
cement houM* ao oostljr that the low
rental planned could not even P?7 a
reasonable Interest on the lnvest
rrent Poor families were to move In
mi' live, lienselorth. In a Mrs.
Mrs. Roosevelt. had neglected.
however. to provide a way for these
poor families to earn enough tc pay
t ven 'he ridiculously small rentals?
lo say nothing of food and clothing
And then came a law suit from i
manufacturer who said that the type
0 fhoust s being built infringed on his
patent. He was granted an Injunc
tion The millions poured into that
project might Just about as well
b.-en poured down a rat hole.
The First lady has nude many
many mistakes. For instance, some
time back, she refused to enter a New
Yo: k theater because It was being
licketed by the Musician's Union.
Admitting she didn't know whether
;h< strike was Justified or not. she
?nniiuuv>'^> "I net crcss s picket
That might be good politics, to at
. union votes: but there Is not'
much justice in making a decision j
without even trying to learn the
this cas ?. the union happened I
1 be 100 per cent wron : T!:e play |
::.i!uded a rendition o: The Star I
i<i. nsled Banner". It wa- played on .
v phonograph. Tile union threaten- |
al a suike and to the management i
oiisenttd to hut one musician, at J
--"?SO ur*r rrk. whOae only job to ?
turn the phonograph on and ofl,
just oncc .each night.
But that did not satisfy the Union
They dem anded that the manage
ment hire a complete orchestra, and
them for doing nothing.
It was rather ironic. i! that pickets
should have been placed in protest
against the playing of a record which
tells of The Land of the Free". It
was not only unfair, but silly for the
wife of the President to back them
Based on ability ? which Is the
only fair way- -Mr> Roosevelt does
i.ot rate an}' official post at all. At
1 ist she has not shown any ability
; Ncept an ability to mess things
up Her action regarding that picket
lit- shows that she is no: actuated by
reason; or even justice, but solely by
personal feelings And she puts
things over by virtue of her hus
band's exalted post. She seems to for
? t that nobody has elected her to
Her attitude is typified by an inci
dent recently recorded by Pearson
and Sillen .ace columnists who write
Washington Merry-go-round." It
seems that a certain friend of the
First Lady wanted something done
. Mayor LaGuardia. then head of
Civilian Defense, but feared he would
fuin the proposition down. So the,
NORTH CAROLINA FACTS !
WITHIN 125 YARDS OF ABANDONED CAPE HATTERAS LIGHT
HOUSE, N.C, LIE 15 OR MORE SHIP SKELETONS. H4TTERA3
WATERS ARE CALLED 'THE GRAVEYARD Of THE ATLANTIC"
IN I ?41, NORTH CAROLINA'S
BEER INDUSTRY PAID
$2,111, 000 IN TAXES
TO THE STATE !
Tim Committee wu formed m 1939 to help preserve the freat
benefits to North Carolina from the nle of legal beer Our "QeM>
up or Close-up" program is dedicated to weeding out those very
few beer retailers who imagine they may disregard the law. TV'
great majority of North Carolina's beer retailers are responsible^
valuable citizcr.5, v.-fcosc *?*? credit to their communities.
You cun help your state and this program. Boy yomr beer, if rem
drink it, only in wholesome, law-abiding places.
BREWERS AND NORTH CAROLINA
BEER DISTRIBUTORS COMMITTEE
bi$arii Bain, Siak Director Suite 8)3-817 Ccnmtrciol Bldg Raleigh
PUBLISHED IN COOPERATION WITH THE BREWING INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
matter was taken to llr? Roosevelt.
who promised to ?ee that tt was put
through. at once.
I don't think", she was quoted as
&?yimr. ' that he wilt say no to
Mrs Rno6evelt's Intentions pruba- |
lily are the best In the world? but
you know the old saying about what
Hell is paved with.
People all over the laud mUh for
vintlv. that Mrs, Roosevelt would
take a pase out of the book of Mrs j
Calvin Coolidge That First Lady ?
in ver meddled once ? and her hus
band managed to do pretty well |
If Mrs. Roosevelt were to run for .
any of the posts she has taken unto j
;.oiseir. we believe slie would be |
Lea ten badly.
Nevertheless, there is small likeli- .
hood that she wil lstep out of the
Which is just too bad'
LET'S NOT FORGET j
It would be amusing ?if it weren't \
serious? to wateh the Congress- i
1 men as they squirm with fear at the |
thought of probable reprisals taken ?
by ??>?* voters at the coming elections. !
and try to divert attention from
: i-eir pension grab by raising a hulla- j
< about swollen profits in war
and this and that.
I, would take a lot of -woil.-n j
ol its to equal 'he cost ol the pen- [
? ab. which will give Uncle Sam !
.? minimum bill of eighty million dol- I
1ms a year ? and get more costly |
fvery lime an ulisailaf.<cU?r> Con
gressman gets defeated.
A number of Representatives have
announced the intention of bringing
the bill back to the floor for repeal?
Lut you'll notice it has not been done.
As this is written. It would seem that
the Congressmen are holding fast to
their policy of the greatest good for
the greatest number ? that greatest
number being "Number One."
Those gentlemen probably are
counting on the fact that public
memory is short-lived. If they can
just stall along ,-vHh t ilk? of which
t.hfv have plenty and thw some ?
they figure that the public rage will
cool down .anc* the v. hole matter fi
l.ally be forgotten.
It is up to the voters to piovt tlv.m
wrung, rtememuei* Pearl Kurbor
and the Pension Grab, too!
Latest reports are that less than
half the members voted on the bill,
the rest being absent- -despite the
!act that they get $10,000 a year,
with "trimmings", for being "Pres
ent." Most of these say that, given
the opportunity, they would vote
against the bill. now.
Well, they can force that opportu
nity. It is possible, by petition, to
force one of the repeal bills now in
committee out on the floor for action.
If they are sincere, they will do so.
If not. they should b9 beaten, and
new men elected who will make re
peal one o ftheir first official acts.
Leading the Hush-Hush movement
which seeks to forestall repeal is
Congressman Ramspeck.of Atlanta,
who introduced the measure, and put
it through ? some say by evasion as
to its real purpose.
Ramspeck recently told the House
he hoped they would not get excited,
or frightened, and hoped the bill
would be allowed to stand.
This "statesman" certainly is look- i
ing after "Number One" with a ven- j
weance ? because after the elections
this year, he probably will be want- |
:na that pension himself.
Incidentally, it would be interest- I
inpr to know just how our own Zeb j
Weaver stands on this pension busi- i
ress. To date, as far as the Scout j
ran learn .he has said nothing for ?
publication. The Scout does not'
know whether he voted for the bill,
or was among those "not present"
that day However, the 8cout ex
otehr than life or personal Injuw to
pects to find out.
As fo rthat brilliant bridegroom
Senator Bob Reynolds, he voted for
There may be some excuse for him.
True he recently Inherited an Income
of *1 0,000 a year, and his bride, the
former Miss McLean, Is worth mil
lions. But .on the other hand. It Is
not unlikely that Senator Bob will
be one of those who "retiree" from
1 public life When tip for TC
Thus he would be eligible for that
An devery little helps.
Farmers dairymen, stockyard op
erators. and livestock producers are
requested by the Government to
make special efforts to conserve
baling wire thto year.
THE BEST ANSWER
Oimi of the most deliberate insults
i landed to tne South tlnoc Secretary
of Labor Perkins made her remark
I :>bout Southern women not belug ac
customed to shoes, has com c from a
rnung Noitliem woman who heads a
feminine aviation corps
This young person announced, re
cently. that Southern girls would not
tx acceptable in her organization
because they talked a "dialect" that
i mi Id not be understood.
Such a remark is proof, positive,
that this young woman Is not fit to
command, and perhaps is no' even
fit to serve.
Southern girls pronounce words I
xactly the same way as do Southern '
men ? and there is no record of any '
Southern pilot, soldier, sailor, or ma- j
sine. being rejected because he j
couldn't be understood.
Some one should remind the young
!?.dy 'but the gallant Colin Kelly,
who deliberately made a suicide dive
to bomb and destroy a Jap battleship
was a Southerner. Also the first
Congressional Medal of Honor?
highest Rift in the Nation, was re- !
'vntly awarded to a young South- ]
ei nor. George Washington was a
Virginian ? and tiie Old Dominion I
? a--, an accent nil Its own ? but he.
managed to make himself understood
. lirly well.
Thomas Jeffei son also was a j
.Southerner. Also there was General j
Jackson. And scores upon scores of !
others who have won national honor. 1
There is just one reply that the !
Southern Girls should make to the
arrogant and asinine young person
whose post of command seems to
have gone to her head.
They should tell her. sweetly, but
determinedly to QO TO HQL!
We'll bet she would understand
On December 10 a necessary but
ghastly experiment was performed In
ihe slieeui of Lub Angeles was having
its first test blackout.
An hour before the entire city went
dark, two persons were lnj'ired in
auto accidents. This Is considered
normal. Then the lights wera turn
ed out. Within an hour, eight more
persons were Injured.
The second hour of the blackout
saw an additional eleven persons
hospitalized because of collisions: the
third and final hour in which both >
street light* and auto headlight,
were dark, the horrifying total of
nineteen Injuries were recorded
In all. 38 people were Injured In
one hundred and eighty minute*
when most of the city's re.sidenu
were cautiously staying Indoors.
The Los Angelc* Police Depart
ment attributes the rising crescendo
of motor accidents to the degree wl'h
which the blackout became complete.
When total darkness was achieved
between 10:00 and 11:00 o'clock, the
Kccidents became far more severe,
despite the lower number of cars on
the streets. When the lights came
on again, the injuries subsided, at
once, to (our for the hour ? more
than normal, but a decided relief
from the toll exacted when the city
It takes a cataclysm to make us
:ealtze the north of the things we
When the lights were turned on
after the bos Angeles blackout, thev
UbmUu up a tact that is significant
to all of us. Let us use and appre
ciate those things we have always
taken for granted, just as if they
were soon to be taken from us The
numble street light Is certainly one
Flue Cured Prices.
in N. C. Are Next To
Highest On Record
North Carolina's 1941 flue-cured
tobacco crop brought $127,951,856.
an increase of 53 per cent above 1940.
"despite a substantial reduction In
yield." J. J. Morgan, stalsticlan of the
State Department o f Agriculture, re
ported January 15 In a final season
flue-cured summary of warehouse
Farmers received $29.83 per 100
pounds for first hand sales In 1941.
the second highest price on record.
Warehousemen reported saies aggre
gating 428.609,657 pounds, 11 per
cent under the previous season.
"Although the average price for
the past season was 73 per cent high
er than fo rthe 1941 season, the av
erage was still 40 per cent under the
all-time record." Morgan said.
The six flue-cured markets oper
ating last month sold 4,135,490
pounds of leaf for an average of
$18.41 per 100 pounds.
AX THE AXIS
THIS IS OUR WAR
People of Cherokee County
"We are in this war. We are all in it ? all the
way. Every man, woman and child is a partner
in the most tremendous undertakng of our
? * * *
Maybe you can't carry a gun, pilot a plane or
drive a tank. But there is a way you can help:
BUY U.S. DEFENSE BONDS
Buy all you can as often as you can. Your mon
ey is needed by your country. This bank is co
operating in the sale of these bonds without
compensation or profit.
THE CITIZENS BANK & TRUST CO.
Murphy, N. C. Andrews, N. C.
? Member Federal Deposit Insurance