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MONBAY, JUNE 4, 19S4
A National Forest
Efforts of public-spirited citizens to in
terest the federal government in buying
buri situated in Wilkes, Caldwell and
Watauga counties for a national forest re
serve are commendable.
The 40,000 acres of timberland owned
by the Elk Lumber Company would form
Kk ideal key tract to which other contagi
ous lands could be added from time to
time as they became available.
Thus far Wilkes has not been the bene
ficiary of the government’s attention along
this line and it is to be hoped that efforts
now being made will meet with success.
It is gratifying to learn that contracts
for the construction of three badly need
ed road projects in Wilkes county will be
let in this month, if news dispatches from
state highway headquarters are correct.
Since the advent of autoomobiles the
old covered bridge over Reddies River has
been inadequate and a “sore eye’’ to mo
torists. Its location makes it a trap for
accidents. The new survey, we under
stand, will eliminate the curves at the
The North Wilkesboro-Jefferson high
way is badly needed for the accommoda
tion of people along the route and as an
outlet for people in Ashe county.
The construction of the Elkin-North
Wilkesboro highway is indeed good ne^ys
to the many ppple along the route. The
several splendid communities along the
route deserve better highway faeilities
than they now have.
We hope that it will not be long until
the North Wilkesboro-Statesville highway
is constructed. Some good news in glean
ed from the assurance by Chairman E. B.
Jeffries, of the state highway commission,
that this road will be built as early as
Defining A Newspaper
Some months ago we published an
article entitled, “So You Want To Be a
Reporter.’’ The author, whose name is un
important so far as this observation is
concerned, concluded with these remarks:
“So you want to be a reporter? Well, God
guides the feet of fools and angels and
you, my dear, are no angel ?’’
Somewhat along the same line is an
article telling of the experiences of a man
in one of our larger cities of North Caro
lina. Like many others, the man a critic
of his local newspaper. Like others, he
said he often threw down his copy of the
paper in disgust, declaring that there was
little in it worth reading. A little later
he purchased an interest in a newspaper
and went to work.
Howler, according to the story told in
thel^icle', he decided that finding news
and writing it for publication was by no
means an easy task. The result was that
he soon sold his interest in the publica
tion, quit the editorship and went into
another line of business.
At any rate, he later gave this classic
definition of a newspaper:
**nie newspaper of today is a library, ea-
cyclopeadia, a poem, a biography, a history,
a prophecy, a directory, a time table, a ro-
■ance, a cookbook, a guide, a horoscope, an
art critic, a pUtical resume, a ground plan
of the ciTilized world, a low-priced multum
ia parvo- It is a sermon, a swig, a circus,
mu ^tuary, a picnic, a shipwreck, a sym
phony in solid hrerier. a modley of life and
death, a grand aggregation of man’s glory
and his shamfi. It is, in short, a bird’s-eye
view of all the magnanimity and mean
ness. the joys -and griefs, the births and
-• deaths, the pride and poverty of the worW
all for two cents—sometimes. Among oth
ers, it is a long felt want, a nine column
paper in a five-column town, a lying sheet,
a feeble effort, a financial problem, a totter
ing wreck, a political tool, and a sheriffs
Ever try getting all the facts and writ
ing eighteen or twenty printed columns
in a couple of days and in the meantime
answer telephone calls and look after the
affiurs of everyday life ? Quite a little
« after-breakfast exercise for the mind. We
fed sure this audience will enjoy reading
tile definition of a newspaper as quoted
. ..above whether any of them ever aspire to
v' the hand work of the business or not
. Ahiiftt|ie meet rkficul^ ^
to our attention was that of Mifiraian C.
.I^eea, of Winston-Sal^B, who|il» he
“got drunk oi) purpose" and got saTestedg^Propw
by pdtee there “just to show that th^peo- “
pie in North (^olinu can get all the liquor
they want in spite of the Turlington act
or any other act.”
'the report of the incident said Kurfees
was found stretched prone on the street a
few feet from the southeast comer of the
courthouse square shortly after 10 o’clock
Sunday night. A pedestrian saw the figure
lying close by the automobile and was so
alarmed that he rushed across the street
and telephoned the police.
A few moments later, Kurfees, a can
didate for the nomination for the state
legislature, was hurried off to jail by po
What Kurfees proved by his stunt, un
less that he hasn’t sufficient sound judg
ment to become a lawmaker, isn’t quite
clear. Of course, liquor can be purchased.
Has anyone told Mr. Kurfees otherwise?
If so, he ought to know better than to be
lieve it. Similarily, men have gotten by
with murder. But merely because some
body has committed muider, would it
prove that murder is a justifiable crime
by going out and shooting up one’s neigh
The statement given out by the Forsytii
county candidate sounds much more like
an alibi than it does an effort to prove
what all North Carolina knows.
Perhaps, Mr. Kurfees is convinced that
the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment
has stopped all bootlegging as some of
the anti-amendment folks said/it would.
If North Carolina should repeal the Tur
lington act, many men of the Kurfees
brand would seek to prove that legal liquor
is intoxicating. Well, our guess is that
liquor, w'hether legal or bootleg, taken in
sufficient quantities, will down men of his
type, whether that proves anything or
eon Meetbig la of
Pred W. Doniti, oftieiki of the
Standard Oil Company, vltfa
headiaarter« at Cbarlotte, was
gneat apeaier at Friday noon
luncheon meeting of the North
Wilkesboro Kiwanto dnb. The
program was given tinder the di
rection of S. V,, Tomlinson.
One interesting feature of the
meeting Friday was that there
was a 100 per cent attendance of
members of the club.
W. A. Bnllis, of this city,'and
M, Safley, of Charlotte, were
guests of S. V. Tomllnaon; Hen
ry Moore was a guest of his fath
er, J. D. Moore; Mack Moore and
Joe Hayes, of I/enoIr, were
guests of W. -H. SturdlTSut; ffl-
wanians J. D. Holcomb, of Bi
kin, was a visitor to the meeting.
The club voted to donate (Z
to be used aa postage by the
North Carolina Child Welfare
Survey, now being conducted by
the American iegion Auzillary.
Mr. Donltz was introduced by
Mr. Tomlinson. The speaker told
of ,hls connection with the Stand
ard Oil Company^ saying that he
had been an employee for 37
years. He devoted the principal
part of his address to a discus
sion of relationship between lab
or and capital.
%oair*t Iteog M .
to aekbrate tea
tertlidayi^lbdtee of *
TOcaiBfart son, T- R. It
also tee occasion of teeix 5(^'
marriage anniversary.. Q;.
At nncrt a bounteoucpienic
ner was ^read on tables m tee
lawn and tee aftemooh was spont
in a family reonioh.
Those attending wwe: Mr. and
Mrs. J. iW. Chun^ at Walsh: Hr.
and Mrs. J. B. Gmr, North Wil
kesboro Route 1; Ur. and Mrs- T.
B. C&aw. Beng; Mr. and Mrs.
Parka CAorch. Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
^ Spear, Hr. Blain Spear, lynn
'^Chunih, Winston-Salem; BohUa
Church, Walsh; Camilla 6r^, T.
R. Greer, Jr., Basel Be-
shears, Walsh; a^ Ttey ‘ Kirby,
Route 3, Winston-Salem.
STILL GUARANTEED« = i
StiH the best buy on the market If yon have
never used one now is the time to buy one and
the first line of which reads,
"The Holy Bible,” and which
contains four great treasurea
By BRUCE BARTON
JONAH AND THE WHALE
In Isaiah and Jeremiah we find the new
but the book of Jonah gives the most interesting
thought of God’s kindness gaining added force,
and probably the least appreciated glimpse of
the development of the idea. Because of Jonah’s
mishap, which resulted in a three days’ sojourn in
the belly of a big fish, that bo6k of four little
chapters has been too often passed over lightly.
It deserve"! recognition, for it contains the most
compassionate note in the Old Testament.
Jonah was a preacher, and was ordered by God
to go to Nineveh and denounce the city for its
sins. Instead Jonah ran away, was caught in a
storm at sea, thrown overboard by the sailors,
and held in the belly of a great fish until he was
thoroughly repentant and ready to obey. After
this severe lesson he went to Nineveh and an
nounced that the city would be destroyed, for its
sins within forty days. So convincing were his
words that the rulers of the city ordered a gen
eral period of fasting and repentance-
Who can tell (they cried) if God will turn
and repent, and turn away from his fierce
anger, and we perish not? And God saw
their works, that they turned from their evil
way; and God repented of the evil, that he
had said he would do unto them; and he did
This was good luck for the people of Nineveh
but it was hard on Jonah and “he was very an
gry.” He reproached God, saying, “I knew you
wouldn’t go through with your threat ana that’s
why I tried to run away from this assignment.”
He went outside the city and sat down in a
chair to watch and sulk and to see what would
happen. The sun was hot and God caused a great
gourd to grow up over Jonah and shelter him.
But the next morning when Jonah thought he
should be sitting pretty, God sent a worm to cut
the stem of the g;ourd and it withered away.
Then come tee final verses which picture a more
compassionate Jehovah than any of the Old
Testament writers: >
Then said the Lord. Thou hast had pity on ■
the gourd, for which thou hast not laboured,
neither madest it grow; which came up in
a night, and perished in a night:
And should not I spare Nineveh, that great
city, wherein are more than sixscore thous
and persons that cannot discern between
their right hand and their left hand; and
also much cattle?
What a noble utterance- What a long upward
climb has been made since the ^ys when the
Israelites plundered cities and wiped out men,
women and children under the conviction that
they were working the will of God- The record
of this upward progress is the Old Testament.
It begins with savage people, morciless prophets,
and a terrible God. And it ends with a people
who have learned humility through suffering.
Scientists announce that no new sin has been
discovered in the past 6,000 years, which will
cause a feeling of futility among ambitious col
lege freshmen—Portland Oregonian.
CYCLE, May 29.—Rev. F. W.
Lawrence and Rev. E. K. Wooten
were business visitors to Yadkin-
Rev. E. K- Wooten filled his
regular appointment at Cherry
Grove last Saturday %nd Sunday.
He was accompanied there by
Mr. Ben Parker.
This community has been visited
with some good rains the last few
days. The rains were appreciated
very much by the farmers and
crops are looking fine.
Rev. E. K. Wooten will preach
at Mt. Pisgah Baptist church the
third Sunday in June at 3 o’clock.
The public is invited to attend.
Washington, June 1—^President
Roosevelt plims to confer with
congressional leaders npon his le-
turn to the capital Monday on ad
ministration legislation that must
be scrapiied to hasten adjonm-
ment. it was learned tonight.
Both houses are workbig over-
tima ’ Leaders agreed last zdght
the program must be curtailed
sharply if congress quits Jone 15.
A new threat to the administrar
tion’s monetary program rose in
the house today with the complw
tion of a petition to force a vote
June 11 on tee McLeod bill to pay
off deposits in closed banks.
President Roosevelt has issued
stem instructions to his house
leaders that this measure must not
be allowed to pass. It is consider
ed highly inflationary.
PRESENT PRICES WILL PROBABLY NOT
LAST LONG. BUY NOW.
WILEY BROOKS, Manager
MOTOR SOmCE CO.
NOWTH WiLKESBORa N. C
43,311 Unite Are
Delivered By Chevrolet
Funeral Services For
Miss Zenna Wyatt Held
Funeral services were held on
Friday afternoon at Peak Creek
Presbyterian church lor Miss
Zenna Wyatt, age 19, who died
at the hospital here Wednesday
night from a self-inflicted bullet
Detroit, June 1.—Chevrolet
dealers delivered 43,311 units
during the first twenty days of
May, according to William B.
Holler, general sales manager of
Chevrolet Motor Company,
Retail deliveries, during the
year to May 20 totaled 324,344
against 223,857 units for the
same period of 1933, 145 per
cent pt the same time last year.
Retail deliveries of commer
cial cars and trucks continued
to gain. Dealers delivered 7,943
commercial units during this
t%enty-day period against 6,470
for the same period a year ago.
"Because of the tremendous
public demand for the new 1934
model knee action cars, produc
tion has not yet been able to
keep pace with sales require
ments,” said Mr. Holler. “The
May ia report shows that Chev
rolet dealers have on hand 30,-
000 unfilled orders for knee ac
tion models. This, together with
the sales activities of the deal
ers, assures a very satisfactory
last 10-day period in May.
“Unquestionably, fully enclos
ed knee action, shock - proof
steering, cable-controlled brakes,
eighty- horsepower engine, and
Fisher body have definitely met
with public acceptance and havq
established an outlook for in
creased activity during the sum
MAD SQUIRREL BITES
WOMAN AND RABBIT
Omaha, Neb-, May 31—^With the
temperature ascending toward the
century mark a squirrel went ber
serk today, attacked a woman and
several pet rabbits and for 30
minutes eluded a group of 35 men
and boys before it was killed with
five rifle shots and clubs.
Country folks may too often
be short of cash, bn9 they more
than most people can say with
Ovid: “Thanks are due for
things without purchase.”
NOTICE .OF SEIZURE
Charlotte, N. C- Whereas, on
April 28, 1934, eight hundred
pounds of sugar and one hundred
pounds of wheat shorts were seiz
ed by Federal officers in Wilkes
County, N. C„ in violation of Sec
tion ^50, Revised Statutes; now
therefore, notice is hereby given to
all persons owning or claiming
right, title or interest in said ma
terials to present certified claim
thereto on or before July 4, 1934,
in default of which the same will
be advertised and sold at public
auction, as provided by law. T. E.
Patton. Acting Investigator in
Charge, Alcohol Tax Unit, Bureau
of Internal Revenue. 6-18-3t
Mr. Voliva has closed the schools in Zion City.
From what we know of Zion )City, this a great
service to the caose of education—San Diego
Things are returning to normalcy. Business
mra have quit studying charts and they are figrv-
ing on methods to improve their gcdf.—Greens
boro Herald-Jounud. ' ' >
On All Models Chevrolet Passenger Cars and Trucks. Reductions Amount to As
Much As $50 On Some Models
New Reduced Prices Effcnitive Today
Utility Long Chassis
Dual Long Chassis
Utility Cluissis and Cab
Dual Chassis and Cab
Utility Long Oiassis and Cab
Dual Long Chassis and Cab —
Special Conuner^ Panel
Dual Cab a^ Stake Body
Dual Ltmg Cab and Stake Body
Above Kte lirt prices of passenger ears at FHnt, MlcUian.
With hamper, spar* tire and tire loek,. tee list price of
standard models is $18 additional; master models $20 addi-
List prices of commencisl cars quoted are F. 0. B.
Flint, Michigan. Special equipment'extra. Prices subject
to change without notice. Compare Chevrolet’s kw-deliver-
ed prices and ^y G. M. A. C. terms. A General Motors
value. ' V -
Chevrolet’s reduced prices reflect in
dramatic fashion the record breaking
demand that, month after month, is
keeping Chevrolet first in sales. In
offering these exceptional values at
these new, lower prices, Chevrolet
, hopes to maintain, during the balance
of the year, the high level of employ
ment so nece^ry to the general pro
gram of recovery.
These reductions bring Chevrolet’s
base price down to |465, F. 0. B.,
Flint, Michigan—^the lowest price ev
er placed on a car of this quality and
equipment. They also mean that you
can now buy a modem knee-action
car for as much as |35 less than be
fore. Truck prices have dropped as
much as |60 — making America’s
most economical truck a still greater
' source.of savings. *
Chevrolet Le«cU In Value By A Wider .Marj^ Than Ever
Now—More Than Ev« Before—Ghevrdet is the grtotestAmerican value! See us for a demonstration. “Driv® g
Chevrokt only 5 miles and youTl never be satined with any other low-price car!” ‘
I NORTH WILKESB0B&,.N:. C*
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