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Published Mondays and Thursdays at
North Wilkesboro. N. C.
D. J. CARTER and JULIUS C. HUBBARD.
11.00 Year in the State; $1.50 Oat of the State.
Entered at the post office at North Wilkesboro,
N. C., as second class matter under Act of March
MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1933
“The Thaw It On” ' |
Recently, we quoted some parts of an
editorial, “Nothing Can Hold Back the
Dawn,” from the Chicago Daily News.
Many people commented upon the inspir
ing thought which that editorial present
ed. However, the Daily News follows
that up with a photograph of a winter
scene with the sun shining brightly upon
it. A tiny trickle' of water—the evidence
of thaw—is sTiown.
The Daily News then comments:
“Even the squirrel knows that winter
can’t last- And if, our economists had
been equally smart they would have
known that this depression couldn’t hang
Curbmg Juv^e DejhiqaeDcy
" 'S-.. " '
By W. D. HALPACRfiJ-'
(Chairman, De^rtment of Juve-
nUe Protection, State Con-
Within the past decade. Juve
nile delinquency has -become the
subject of widespread public In
terest. Much recognition has
come to the fact] that crime oft
en has Its beginnings In the de
linquencies of boys and girls.
Recent studies by experts of
criminology have conclusively
shown that the majority of adult
criminals form tendencies in
early life that develop in crimi
nal acts for which society must
A Disgraceful Practice
Soon, if it hasn’t already happened, we
shall be treated to the spectacle of cans
laden with the flowers of our mountain
shrubbery. Beautiful flowers, capable of
enhancing the attractiveness of our moun
tain highways, will fall prey to the ruth
less hands of unthinking motorists. In
stead of beautifying the mountainsides,
they will die a useless death in the hot
sun, or perhaps in somebody’s home.
It is a disgraceful practice. It is vandal
ism. Seldom do these flowers grace the
homes for which they are stolen. That is
the only way it can be expressed- It is
thievery pure and simple.
Perhap.s, if a few of those who destroy
the beauty of our mountain roads in such
a manner were hailed into court for viola
tion of the law, as they should be, there
would be less of this type of vandalism.
Our muuntairt scenery—and this flower
ing shrubbery is a part of it—should be
data that too little is being paid
for prevention of crime; the
emphasis is now being placed on
spending for the care of crimi
nals. Assuming that the old ad
age, “an ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure,” is appllc-
[-exact penalties. It would seem
‘Why can’t we remember that nothing | from a study of present scientific
“The above photograph was taken
about a month ago not 15- miles from
Chicago. Thirty days from now we’ll
“shoot” it again—just to show you what
a difference a little sunshine makes. The
assets of the bank were completely
frozen; but watch—pretty soon it will be
a bank of violets.
“Just because a little snow flurry hits
us now and then, is that any reason why
we should all turn Eskimo?
“We are living in a world of fast mov
ing pictures. Tomorrow will be a new
show and we mustn’t forget that what
we’re looking at now will be just so much
piactlcally the same desirable re
sults of adlnstmeflta between
home and school ’are' attainable
by each teacher’s becoming ^a.
visiting teacher to the homes rep
resented by the children in his
room. Basing opinion on fine re
sults that have been realized in
some North Carolina schools, the
classroom teacher is an excellent
case worker and should consider
as a'part of his duty this import
ant task, of securing and main
taining between the school and
home the kind of relationship
that will reduce to a minimum
Beyond the walls of home and
school lies another world in
which the child will spend more
and more of his time as he grows
older and which, therefore, helps
to shape his personality and to
influence his conduct and his at
titude toward life. This outside
world, or community, will have
able to this problem of crinie, it j ever-increasing attraction for
would seem that more emphasis
should be placed on the preven
tion of delinquencies of youth
which develop into criminal ac
tions in the adult.
A juvenile delinquency pre
ventive program to be complete
would certainly include referen
ces to all movements and organi
zations for the improvement of
a liim. I conditions affecting the family
‘Business, we all admit, has been Many factors are
sick; but was that any ,jjrectly related to the prevention
eluding that business was dead? Have;^j delinquency, such as inade-
you noticed how jammed the stores are. -quate family income to insure
And the crowds aren’t just ‘looking— 1 minimum standards of living,
they’re buying!’ They’re de-hoarding!■ problem of unemployment, and
and the same at the banks—deposits have [better housing conditions in the
been pouring in. Do you realize that. congested areas of our cities.
Chicago hasn’t needed a single dollar of,
A Life Insurance Week
National Life Insurance Week was ob
served last week, the observance ending
Saturday. If the public obtained a better
understanding of the meaning of in.>=ur-
ance, the designation of a special 'week
was really worthwhile.
Insurance has served a very u.«eful pur
pose in our national life. It has not only
meant protection for the individual and
his dependents, but it has contributed
much to man’s well-being.
Efforts of insurance companies to im
prove their risks have resulted in cam
paigns of advertising calling attention to
the danger of diseases. campaign of
education has had its effect, the .‘Statistics
show. The health of the people has been
Indirectly—or directly, if you prefer to
view it that way—in.surance has had a
material effect on health. A sen.se of .se
curity coming from the knowledge that
we and our children are protected by life
insurance has liberated us from a certain
amount of worry .which was not conducive
to good health. Health is endangered by
Insurance has come to be accepted as a
safe investment, a pi'otection at low co.st
and as an asset that does not dwindle with
the coming of hard times. The manner in
w'hich insurance companies have carried
on during the pa.st three years has been a
bright spot in our business life.
ure for the prevention of juvenile
delinquency is an enlightened
public opinion. -Aill too often the
public i.s content to condemn the
misdeeds of the younger genera
tion without any consideration of
r I important re-
that emergency money ’ oo in the lignl oi q„jj,jtgg any successful meas-
all this, wouldn’t you say that business is
a pretty lively corpse?”
“By and large, the people are made of
rubber. They’ll bend but they won’t
break, and the harder you squeeze the
higher they bounce.
•‘When it looks like the end of the road Hs own rcspons.b.uy in the
and vou start wondering which you’ll ^ "latter. Th.s atutude ,s by no
need/first, the sheriff or the
then’s a good time to fall back on youi old,
native sense of humor and treat yourselt. irritation, fear
and the world to a good laugh. The! j,y
worst mi.stake any man can make is to lose child’s need for pro
faith in fundamentals and in his own abili- tection, education and guidance
ty to twist out of any headlock.
“The Chicago Daily News has listened
to its .share of false prophecies. From
time to time we, too, with rising hopes,
have heeded the stray robin that we know
now has merely lost its way. And per
haps in the battle against depreession we,
too. may have been inclined, now and
then, to* celebrate a fake armistice.
“But this time there can be no doubt
about it—spring is here—officially!”.
him. The street on which he
lives, the neighbors whom he sees
from day to day, yie children
with whom he plays are but a few
of the influences, tangible and
intangible, that affect the child’s
daily life and that help to .cre
ate what might be called the
spirit of the neighborhood or |
The community, through its j
various agencies, may help to!
strengtlien the child, fit him to
meet life squarely, or it may help
to make him dissatisfied with his
environment, to rebel against it,
and thus may become one of the
causes of Juvenile delinquency.
Various studies have been made
showing that delinquency is most
likely to occur inhere proper com
munity environment is lacking.
Normal children must have recre
ational facilities for the construc
tive use of leisure time, have di
rect relationship to the numbers
and kinds of juvenile court cases.
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The Motor Service Co. i
North Wilkesboro, N. C.
34 New Plans Built On
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New York, April 21—Last year
was the first in the history of tlie
BRUCE BARTON WRITES
in the community, if possible, in
a well directed institution, it ne
cessary. it is important that the
public recognize the existence of
behavior problems in the horned
[school and community.
I There can he no substitute for I
[home life and intelligent parent-!
I hood in the rearing of children, j
It is in the home that the child’s
needs for affection, security and
opportunities for growth or de
velopment which play so import
ant a part in shaping his person
ality, are met or thwarted. Even
the most affectionate and intelli
gent parents may not alwa.vs fully
understand the child’s needs for
' founded upon the emotional ma
turity of parents, upon justice,
truthfulness, regularity, order
A socialized police force will
be one of the greatest helps in
community protection of chil
dren. Not only will a policeman
of the right sort be a neighbor
hood friend, who can talk to chil
dren in their own language and
inspire respect for law and au
thority, but by working in co
operation with social agencies he
can do much to safeguard the in
terests of children. This as
well as all factors bearing on the
environment of children should
not work with the possible juve
nile delinquency in view so much
as to create a net-work of com
munity influences that will help
to make community life as a
whole richer, fuller, and more
satisfying for adults and children
alike, and thus with the home
and the school contribute to com
munity stability and progress.
The government’.'^ entrance into compe- j
tition with private busine.^^s is generally
as un-.American anti uncieniocial- ^
is. At any rate, it is considered undesir- |
able by a majority of the people- |
In touching upon the disposition of the j
power which will be developed at Mu.sele |
Shoals, the Greensboro Daily News sug-'
gests the potentialities of electrifying the
railroads. The question arises, why not?
There is already a surplus of power for
normal purpo.ses. Power companies are
adequately equipped to serve the people
and the Muscle Shoals development would
hardly be justified for that purpose. But
with the railroads, it would be different.
Railroads are piling up deficits, particu
larly during the past two years. On top
of that, they are using a fuel that is irre-
placable. The coal supply will soon be
exhausted, but water will continue to run
over the mill, returning always to serve
again in the capacity of a producer of
power. ■ , £
Most towns would be glad to be rid of
coal smoke. Most railroads would be glad
to have government assistance. Why
couldn’t railroads be electrified and thus
use the enormous power which the Muscle
Shoals development is capable of produc-
A mgantic development w’bich has been
nennmed to lie idle for these many yq»rs
iould be made to serve a useful purpose
^thout competing with any regularly es
THE great idea
When Gideon called for volunteers to fight the | security and growth.
Midianites. thirij-lwo thousand responded,
con looked them over critically. He knew the
conflicting motives that had brought them there | gp^enity in the home.
— .some from mere love of adventure; some he-^ Almost one-third of the divorce
cause they were afraid to be taunted with cowar-, oases involve children. When it
like: some for plunder; some to get away from is considered that there is one
“Whosoever i.s fearful and afraid
home tonight,’’ he proclaimed.
The next morning twenty-two thousand
vanished. Only ten thousand remained.
Still Gideon was unsatisfied. He hit upon children. To promote sta-
siralagem. Oown the hillside and across a little | happiness of family
brook he Ic-d the whole hand. It was a hot morn-therefore, to aid in the
iiip; tile men were thirsty and tired; and Gid-1 pegyemio,, of juvenile delinquen-
eon, standing on the bank and watching, had a'ey.
shrew d idea that character would show itself un-1
der the strain. Sure enough, of the ten thousand, . _
aer im. .uaui. k , , .. juvenile delinquents are children
pushed their g. , . *. .
lie determined to weed them out at divorce for every six marriages.
it is obvious that many children
are being deprived of their right.
I to normal home life. Unhappy
I home conditions, as well as
, broken homes, must be consider-
let him go
ed as a cause for many delin-
Southern Railway company that
did not record the construction
of a single cotton manufacturing
establishment on its lines. Fair
fax Harrison, president, stated in
the annual report issued yester
Despite a continued slowing
down in industry in the com
pany’s territory, 34 new manu
facturing plans were located at
points served by the system, he
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k-ast majority knelt down and
of school age does not mean that
faces into the cool, clear water, taking long re Ijj^g jtgeif jg responsible for
freshing draughts. Rut a few w'erc too eager. | ^jjgjj. (joijnquency. Their revolt
They caught up the water in their hands, dashed gehool authority and dis
it into their faces, and hurried acro.ss to the otli- cipUne may be an indication of
er bank, restless to be on! '.some deep-seated difficulty which
Onlv a handful; only three hundred. But has its roots in their past or in
Gideon kept them and sent the rest home. Bet- their home environments. What-
ter three hundred who could not be held back | ever the cause may be. it is iisii-
from the battle than ten thousand who were mere- ally during school days that chil
ly half-hearlelly ready to go.
With the three hundred he won.
That higher type of leadership which calls
fourth men’s greatest energies by the promise of
obstacles rather than the picture of rewards—
that was the leadership of Jesus. By it he tem
pered the soft metal of his disciples’ nature into
keen hard steel. The final conference with which
he prepared them for their work Is thrilling In
its majestic appeal to courage. Listen to the
calm recital of the deprivations and dangers:
Get you no gold, nor silver, nor brass in your
No wallet for your journey; neither two coats,
nor shoes nor staff.
Beware of men: for they will deliver you up to
councils and in their synagogues they will scourge
you; yea and before govta’nors and kings shall ye
be brought for my sake.
He that loveth' father or mother more than me
is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or
daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And
he that doth not take his cross and follow after
me Is not worthy of nle.
He that findeth his life shall lose It; and he
that loseth his life for my sake shall find It.
Watch the faces and the figures. See the
shoulders straighten, the muscles of the lips grow
hard. There is power in those f^ces that will not
The great Idea prevailed.
dren’s most serious delinquencies
develop, and the school is there
fore most intimately involved in
the whole problem of delinquen
It is a matter of common
agreement that truancy is often
a symptom of a child’s malad
justment in school and at home.
■When this symptom appears it is
certainly the responsibility of the
school to make every effort to af
fect a satisfactory adjustment.
The school must realize in
creasingly that the child it teach
es has a life outside of that which
is passed in the classroom and
that he must he taught and treat
ed and guided in the light of this
fact, that the school must sin
cerely and vitally interest itself
in the environment of the child
it tries to teach. In realizing
this objective it is highly desir
able to have a corps of trained
workers, whose training especial
ly fits them tor the task of main
taining co-operative relationships
between the school and the
homes of its patrons. Such a
trained staff is beyond the fi
nancial means of practically all
of the schools in North Carolina
at the present time. However,
In winter weather I see many
people, old and young, making
hurried little trips without suf
ficient protection against Cold. A
housewife will drop her kitchen
things, and rush down to the
bakery for something needed for
dinner: she hasn’t time to put
on a wrap—and, it’s only a short
space — three blocks. So she
whizzes out bareheaded, and with t
short sleeves used for warm j
housewear. She may have been i
perspiring just the least bit—but
all; that’s nothing: she has done the
same thing a thousand times.
But—she encounters a keen
north-east wind—just a little
damp as she turns the corner
coming back; it produces a shiv
er up and down the spine. She
hurries in with her purchase—
does not perspire any more that
day. The deed has been done.
,4t bedtime she notices a slight
sore throat, with a tickling short,
dry cough. Unless she sets in to
work to break it up, she may
have it hang on tor a week! All
because of that hasty trip to the
bakery, without proper protec
This letter is to tell you some
little things worth while. You
must throw on a wrap when go
ing out into sharp cold, no mat
ter how short the trip contem
plated. This applies to men as
well as to women or children.
Keep the surface of the body
warm-—that’s the law of safety.
I know we used to ’’tear
around’’ with Impunity, but we
can’t do it now. We have hotter
houses and thinner clothing than
we once provided. We are not pi
oneer settlers any mere, and
hardened to the climate. Careful
attention to the simple advice
here may prevent a serious ill
ness; I hope so. *
Additional penalty goes on aft
er May 1st. Pay now and save.
W.B. SOMERS, Sheriff
AT PUBLIC AUCTION
One third of an acre of the Shepherd
Schoolhouse property, Union Town
ship, District No. 3, on
MONDAY, MAY 1st, 2 P. M.
at the office of the Board of Education
at the Courthouse in Wilkesboro, N. C.
The board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
This 15th day of April, 1933.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
By C. C. l^IGHT, Sec’y.
FHre«ter>PreYette Inn. Co.
North WilkMiboro, N. C.