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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1933
A business survey reported by one of
Oie large insurance companies supplies some
interesting information about the brighter
outlook in the business world. The principal
facts are such as to take the fro^ from
the face of even the most discouraging pes
simist. Here they are:
“Business is reported good in 20 out of
100 cities throughout the country. Of the
remaining 80, 68 are reported fair. In only
12 key cities out of 100 is business reported
“Farm income is up nearly 20 per cent.
Department store sales are 16 per cent
greater than a year ago. Business failures
are at their lowest level in years.
“Car loadings continue to rise. The rail
roads added 25,000 men in one month, and
their earnings increased 25 per cent. The
automobile business is 87 per cent better.
“From March 15 to August 15, employ
ment'in 89. manufactuijing industries ex
panded 30 per cent, and payrolls went up 55
per cent. Inventories have increased 7 1-2
per cent in value.”
“Life insurance sales have increased twen
ty million dollars per month.”
The results of tomorrow’s election on the
question of repealing the Eighteenth Amend
ment should be an expression of the consci
entious views of a majority of the people of
Wilkes county and North Carolina. Neither
side should be permitted to win because the
other side went to the polls and its support
ers did not.
'The one thing both sides should avoid is
any bitterne.ss over the position taken by any
individual. Every man is entitled to his own
conviction and there are no grounds for a
I^has been s«fefg«sted 1liy W. 0. Saahdeni;
Elizabeth City editor, that the name of tiie
do^ood tr^ be cl«uiged. To' him l^e l^s-
mt name ia and vulg^. He says :
i“One wSo has ever beheld jthe ftauning glory
of a native dogwood tree in aatumn ean under
stand the miracle of the burning bush mention
ed in Exodus. God speaks fb the imagination
of man today through the medium of the dog
wood’s resplendent hues of autumn, as He did
to Moses back in ancient Palestine. The dog
wood arrayed in its autumnal glory of red and
gold is quite as beautiful and inspiring as the
dogwood with its profusion of blossoms in
“Which brings me to question the origin of
the rather cheap and vulgar name given the
most beautiful shrub that adorns the North
American landscape in both early spring and
early autumn. The dictionaries do not tell us.
The dogwood deserves a better name. As a name
more sug^gestive of its place in the cathedral
like hush of our forests in which it is generally
found, I propose that of Candelabrl No great
^ercise of the imagination is necessary to rec
ognize the appropriateness r.nd suggestiveness
of the name I propose.”
To which comment the Charlotte News
finds no merit. Here is the reply:
“Friend of the dogwood from our slingrshot
days up, reminded every spring by its budding
of bass which might bite and each fall by its
change in color of the early approach of quail
season, we still lack the imagination to do any
thing with “Candelabra.” Dogwood it always
has been, and always will be until somebody
suggests a name connoting less of Mr. Saun
ders’ cathedral. A cathedral calls for too much
shade and filtered light. The prettiest dogwoods
are those which in the open sunshine fringe a
background of pines.
“But after all, what’s in a name? Would the
dogwood under any other name be any more
beautiful—spring or fall? Maybe we are too
averse to change, but since we know that it is
probably impossible to make the change in
this case, why bother about it? This suggestion
appeals to us not at all, but Mr. Saunders’ de
scription of the appealing beauty of this lovely
flowering tree, which grows in such profusion
throughout North Carolina, is a word picture
worthy of its subject and well worth preserv
Wliy should we go and get all confused j
over something that wouldn’t and couldn’t Speakers
be changed anyway until after we’re gone.
Changing dogwood to something else would
be like changing menin-gee-tis to menin-gi-
tis. It took a long time and some of the old
folks haven’t forgotten the old pronunciation
Mr. Saunders interests us not so much
with his suggestion as with his beautiful
word-painting and we suggest that it be
Elkin, Nov. 2.—The news that
plans fdr one lap' of the long^
sought improved highway to con
nect Elkin with North Wilkesboro,
via Ronda and Roaring River, had
been sent to Washington for ap
proval, has been enthusiastically
A contract is expected to be
awarded within the next six weeks, gift was being considered by the
. ;CWci(|o, Oct.
grkipi irroirbeadi wsil^ing
tqiK Hpi ottered' Ohl^o uMr
as pennsnent nianiorial „ a
Century of Progress exposition.
■Wdn^s fair annottniiH
ed tlM > otter eamd tfbm J. Hamp^s
ton Rich, of Winston-Salem, N.
C., editor ot the Boone i.-'IYall
Herald, a publication devoted to
the memory of American pio
The announcement said the
and the project is described as ex
tending from a junction near North
Wilkesboro toward Roaring River
on No. 268. This does not neces
sarily signify, however, that work
on the road will be started at the
North Wilkesboro end, but rather
that the most advantageous route
at this end of the proposed road
has not definitely been determined,
it is said.
Engineers recently have retraced
two surveys, prviously made, ex
tending from Ellkin westward to
Ronda and Roaring River, no an
nouncement having been, made yet
as to which will be chosen by the
High To Observe
School Will Particolariy Wel
come Visits During Obser
vance Next Week
American Education Week,
November 6-12, is to be observed
by the students and faculty of
the Lincoln Heights school.
Along with thousands of other
schools the country over, this
school will try to bring before
the parents and students the
“Emergency in Education.”
Due to present economic con
ditions of the country, it is more
than ever necessary that the pub
lic be appraised of the work that
the schools are doing under han
South Park commissioners. The
arrowhead, if accepted, would be
placed on the spot where the
wings of a century, a concession,
The arrowhead Is made from
Balfour pink granite from Row
an county, North Carolina, and
stands 15 feet high.
A School Girl’s Advice
Come to school dear girls and boys,
While your minds are young and
So when you are older you
May say with joy,
I can cope with any one.
No matter who it may be.
I thank the good school teacher
For his skill and strict rules;
Because I was like an ignorant
When I entered the famous
Now I hope, dear girls and boys.
You will take this advice;
And not let the want for an edu
Your dear lives destroy.
We can’t afford to sell them at
Tbe Ru&n Anti-Fre^,
$2.89 per gaDon
CHEAPteT IN THE LONG RUN—DOBS
Avalon, Catalina Island, Calif.,
Nov. 2.—E. McFarlane Moore, for
mer naval air officer and son-in-
law of the late Rear Admiral Wil
liam A. Moffett, and George Ba
ker, airline pilot, were killed when
a 10-passenger amphebian plane
Such is one of the prime:of the Wilmington-Catalina Air-
Batteries $3.95 up
WasUng, Greasing, Storage
WUey Brooks «nd Jet«r CryMd
North WIttesboro, N. O.
Your Nose Is PositivdY
Not a Part of Your Body
Putnam, Conn., Nov. 1.—Judge
M. H. Geisler ruled in city court
today that under Connecticut stat
utes a man’s nose is not part of his
body. He acquitted Vincent Gir-
ardi on a charge of mayhem after
Girardi had been accused of biting
off a half inch of the top of Thos.
Orlando’s nose in a quarrel.
reasons for observance of this
! ways, limited, capsized in talking
[off half a mile from shore today.
H. I. Phillips, writing in the New York
Sun, gives some excellent reasons for buying
quarrel with anybody because he votes for now. Of course there are other reasons, no
or against repeal. | American citizen will deny that Mr. Phillips
No voter should stay away from the polls. | js right in his conclusion that every man
No voter should fail to vote as he conscienti
ously believes he ought to vote. If he be
lieves the repeal of the prohibition amend
ment will help crime and economic condi
tions, he should vote for repeal. If .he be-
lives the amendment has bettered living
conditions and is better than the return of
state control, he should vote against repeal.
The Journal-Patriot urges every voter to
go to the polls. Further than that we make
no appeal. How he shall vote is a question
he alone should decide after he .has carefully
considered the issue involved.
Red Cross Drive
From Armistice Day until Thanksgiving
Day, the former marking the fifteenth anni
versary of the ces.sation of a world conflict
and the latter symbolizing a nation’s thank
fulness to Almighty God for the material
blessings of life, Wilkes county’s annual Red
Cross Roll Call will be in progress. A time i _
more apt coud not be chosen. On the be
ginning day, we pause to remember the sac
rifice of human blood on the battlefield. We
should also remember the noble service ren
dered by the Red Cross during that disas
trous conflict and other disasters in the na
tion’s .history. We should remember, too,
the part Red Cross has played in the recent
war—the war against hunger and poverty.
And on the closing day—Thanksgiving—we
who have jobs and food and clothing should
pause and give thanks to the Great Giver
for that which we have, not forgetting that
there are others less fortunate.
During the period between these two
dates, we should be in a frame of mind to
recognize the great service which the Red
Cross has rendered not only in Wilkes coun
ty, but throughout the country. We should
2^0 be in a frame of mind to give liberally.
Certainly those who are financially able
should join the Red Cross for the minimum
should buy now unless he was satisfied with
conditions as they existed six months ago.
Among other things, Mr. Phillips says:
“Money makes the nightmare go.
“Buy now. Whatever you spend will be a
contribution to your own welfare.
“Spending a dollar today may hurt a lit
tle but it will make spending $5 practically
painless in a few months.
“Don’t say, ‘Oh, that’s just another slo
gan.’ You’ll only be like the doughboy who
decided bugle calls were too monotonous to
“It’s all right to be thrifty but you can
keep America flat on her ears by overdoing
“You all cheered for Recovery; who did
you expect was going to do the work ?
“Why say you can’t afford it? When your
house is burning down would you hesitate to
put a nickel into the pay station to get the
“You’ll hear the old Scoffers Brigade say
ing that the recovery drive can’t work, but
the fellow who tries to belittle a movement
like this is like the .man who stands by a
sinking steamer in his yacht and criticizes
the way the sailors are handling the life
“Never mind singing the National An
them; go on out and spend a little dough.
It looks more sincere.
“Flag waving is okay, but noboy
balanced a budget that way.
“If you cheered when the New Deal was
first proclaimed and you balk at going on a
little spending bender now, what role are you
rehearsing, patriot or kibitzer?
“That hat looks pooey anyhow and if your
Able leaders have been chosen for the
drive. And with a citizenship that is appre
ciative of Red Cross service, Wilkes ought
to-furnish a large membership.
suit gets any higher polish on it you can use
it for a shaving mirror,
“For once in your life surprise the little
woman by telling her you are tired of her in
that fur coat.
“Don’t say, ‘Look how higher prices are
now than they were six months ago.’ (Unless
you were satisfied with conditions six
“It may be the root of all evil, as the
philosophers say, but there never was a time
when the country needed more rooters.
‘"rhe trouble with the average shopper is
the same as the trouble with the average
golfer; he is too tight.
“Don't wait for the other fellow to do the
spending; he’s waiting for you.’’
interested in school
progre.ss and students taking
part in school work, will render
programs during this period.
All parents and friends are
urged and invited to attend the
programs and to visit the school
during this period. This win
serve as an opportunity for all to
find out just what is going on
in school and just what the pu- I
pils do from day to day. I
Visitors are always welcome at
Lincoln Heights. All efforts will |
be made to make this an out- j
standing event in the school j
Tire Prices Are
Buy FIRESTONES Now!
Negro Held For Attack
Springfield, Pa., Oct. 30..—-Ac
cused of attacking a 60-year-old
widow, Horace Dorsey, 40, Shar
on Hill negro, was arrested to
day and immediately taken to the
Delaware county jail at Media
for safekeeping. Mrs. Robert C.
Greer, the victim, is said to be
in a critical condition. She was
unconscious for some time after
ice to be just
what your needs re
quire, and we feel
that we are doing
our best to make it
such by keeping the
best in materials,
equipment and em
ployees w;ho under
stand and desire to
“THE FUNERAL HOME”
DICK'S SERVICE STATIONS
“ALL OVER TOWN”
Day - 85
Night - 86-m
JENKINS HARDWARE COMPANY
‘Northwest North Carolina’s Largest Hardware Store'
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C.
Go As Far As You Like!
C. & C. CHEVKOIH COMPANT
“D” Street North tWilkeBboro, N. G