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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1984
A California town has started a relief fund
lor Samuel Insull, and a United States senator
says there is no way of protecting the sudcen.
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Want to know how to run a newspaper? Just
■tart the publication of a “country weekly’’ and
everybody in town will tell you how to run it.
—^Thomaston (Ga) Times.
Silent At Ballot Box
Exact figures are not available and
probably won’t be more several days,
but something like forty or fifty per
cent of the qualified voters of North
Carolinians should keep their mouths
, shut on the questions of governmental
policy for the next couple years and
utter not a word of criticism against the
type of administration they are getting.
Repeatedly, we have voiced the opin
ion that no man so indifferent to the
^pe of men elected to office as he who
remains away from primaries and elec
tions has any right to denounce those
elected to office.
On the basis of incomplete returns,
it appears, less than fifty per cent of
the people, probably not much more
than twenty-five per cent, took any
part in naming their county officials,
members of the legislature and Con-
The regrettable thing is that so many
of those who are silent at the ballot box
are vociferous with their criticisms.
This statement has no application to lo
cal politics. It is intended only to call
attention to the small number of quali
fied voters taking a hand in determin
ing so important a matter as the type
of government they desire from their
city, county and state.
College Graduate Ministers
The Methodist Church, like any oth
er organization composed of human
elements, sometimes makes mistakes.
At least that is the opinion of Tom Jim-
ison, former minister, erstwhile politi
cian and now a practicing attorney of
Commenting upon the action of the
recent Methodist conference which de
creed that hereafter a man must be a
graduate of a college or university in
order to be eligible for membership in
the annual conference, Jimison said:
This church that was born in a foundry, and
which has grown great by sending forth men
who were moved by the Almighty to prophesj,
baa become mighty fistey here in these latter
days. It has built great cathedrals, hired pro
fessional singers, established great universi
ties, and forsaken the old method of calling
men to repentance. It seems a tragedy that
Bishop Asbury, field marshal of the greatest
revival that America ever witnessed, would not
be an acceptable preacher now in the church
which he established in this republic. W'ell, let
’em go. They’ll find out some day that educa
tion does not put sense in the head, piety in
the heart, nor character in the soul. They real
ly ought to have decreed that none should be
admitted till they have accumulated a few
•cholastic degrees, and nobody ought to be al
lowed to j’ine the church without a high school
education. This thing of allowing ignoramuses
to go to Heaven ort to be stopped.
A heap of people seem to think that because
a man has graduated from some college or uni
versity he is educated. It isn’t true at all. Some
of the most Ignorant men I have ever had the
misfortune to know were doctors of philosophy
or divinity. And some of the best-informed and
most useful men to be found have never seen
the inside of a college. I know forty-’leven
men now who are strutting around in fashion
able pnlpits who really ought to be following
■ meek-eyed mule down two cotton rows.
And after all, Jimison is bound to be
right. Whoever heard of the college
making the man? It helps. But many a
man without a degree has a message
the world ought to hear and many a
man with degrees galore has no sound
philosophy of life or any would be bet-
Advijaite Picture Estimatet
3^ The Wea that the public shotdd be In^g ^ j
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
formed of the type of moving picture
playing in the home toi^ti theatres
seems to be gaining ground tiuroughoutu
the state. At least two daily news
papers are carrying estimates which
are given by committees^.representing
the National Society of the Daughters
of the American Revolution, National'^
Society of New England Wom6n, Gen
eral Federatioif of Women’s’ Clubs, Cal
ifornia Congress of Parents and Teach
ers, National Council of Jewish Wom
en, the Women’s University Club and
the United Brotherhood,
In each estimate, the truth is told as
this committee sees it. If it is consider
ed a punk picture, the reading public
is so told. If it is intended primarily
for adult entertainment, that fact is so
stated. If on the other hand it is suited
for the entire family, it is so recom
mended. The point is there is a pointed
estimate of what the picture holds in
prospect for those who attend.
It is interesting to note that the thea
tres are welcoming these estimates, de
spite the adverse criticism frequently
The movie industry has been charged
with wielding a damaging influence up
on society. They have denied blame for
the type of pictures produced. They
charge the public with responsibility.
Not without reason do the producers
plead that they are sellers of entertain
ment, not education.
The advance estimates which are be
ing offered at some places furnish an
opportunity to test what reactior the
public has to good pictures. Education
of the people to a higher type of pic
ture is welcomed by producers who de
sire to give the public what it wants.
The Lea Parole
In the light of treatment that has in
times gone by been accorded bankers
and others convicted of worse crimes,
the plea for clemency in behalf of Luke
Lea, Jr. might well be given careful
Scarcely old enough to vote, it was
only natural that he should do what
ever his illustrious dad asked of him.
Paternal love for a man who had been
United States Senator as well as a
widely known publisher and financial
giant caused him to sign anything the
elder man pushed before him without
questioning it or realizing the possible
consequences of his act.
While no appeal is being made for
Luke, Sr., it is safe to say that both
Tennesseeans would receive consider
ably more sympathy and possibly an
earlier parole had they taken their
medicine like most persons have to do.
Sunday School Lesson
By REV. CHARLES E. DUNN
JESUS ON THE CROSS
Lesson for June 10th. Matthaw 27. Golden
Text: Hebrews 12:2.
Some feel it is morbid to emphasize the
Cross, that it is more wholesome to stress the
life of Jesus than His death. His happiness
than His sorrow, His teachings rather than
His sacrifice. But there is nothing undesirable
in facing the Cross soberly, without mawkish
tears. At once we are impressed by Us protest,
its searching rebuke of our godless society. In
the light of the crucifixion we note the black
ness of the human heart.
The Cross, foo, Is a supreme revelation of
suffering. We think of Jesus hanging helpless
ly in unspeakable pain, the horrors of which
we can only faintly imagine, enduring a shame
so desolating that it is no wonder He felt God
had forsaken Him.
Now there Is comfort In oilr Master's pain.
In the midst of thf Ir own agony men have dis
covered in Christ a consoling Fellow-Sufferer.
The plain truth is that the Cross Is “the typi
cal and representative agony of the world," as
one novelist says of it. In the Louvre there is
a striking painting of Jesus on the Cross, at
the foot of which the artist has placed a deso
late figure, veiled in darkness, looking up at
the inscription, “He himself has endured great
Note, too, the complete submission of Jesns.
This is well voiced by Katherine Mansfield, a
victim of tuberculosis, who wrote in her Journ
al: “One must submit. Take it. Be overwhelm
ed. Accept It fully.”
But we rightly think of the Cross as an ex
pression of victory.
Miss Mansfield says elsewhere, ‘T do not
want to die without leaving a record of my be
lief that suffering can be overcome.’’ Exactly!
Suffering can be defeated. In one sense, the
Cross marks the greatest failure in history,
for the Master hangs there defeated and brok
en. But in a higher sense the Cross is history’s'
greatest success. For the Lord of glory reigns
there as King! - '
! (Conttnned from pagiygine)
off digging ditehes.
A Boston woman complains that her hnstM^
has beaten her every night for two years." It
seems that some women iust can’t take it—^Dsdr*
tan Daily News.
the^merchandise saved from the, ^
flames when the store was 4^'
etroyed has been carried over
and that the store is oheervll^
its ..reopening with -a ^comptote
line of fresh’' merchandise In all
On Gash Basis
The management of the state
explains that in keeping with
modern merchandising methods
that the store will operate on a
strictly cash basis to everybody.
Lack of sufficient capital, Mr,
Horton states, makes it neces
sary that the store operate strict
ly for cash and that he believes
that the lower prices that can be
effected and the superior service
will more than compensate ^ for
the discontinuance of the credit
iMotor delivery service will he
provided to all customers In the
’Wilkesboroe. Telej^one orders
win be given prompt attention,
Mr. Horton states.
Stock Is GomiSete
While many of the well known
lines of merchandise formerly
handled will be retained some
new lines have been added.
Among the well known lines are
Crystal household remedies and
sundries. Miller Rubber Goods,
Whitman’s candies and the store
has been able to retain the fam
ous Elizabeth Arden line of cos
metics, along with a complete
stock of standard brands of cos
metics and well known lines of
drug sundries. In the candy de
partment the store has secured
the agency for Martha Washing
ton candles. This line was select
ed, Mr. Horton states, for its
quality and because of its very
reasonable price, selling as low
as 76 cents per pound.
Free Balloons For Kids
The fountain service has been
modernized in every respect and
will be complete, according to
information given out by Mr.
Horton. Both the Mountain Maid
and ’Velvet lines of ice cream
will be carried In all popular
flavors. During the opening sale
the remainder of this week each
child buying a cone of Ice cream
will be given a balloon free.
Along with the fountain service
the store will carry a most com
plete line of cigars, cigarettes
In the pre^riptioB depaiimeni
the store oii$)ies a full and com
plete line of'Mreeh drags from
the nuMt nibble maahfactarers
and every fli^crlptioa is filled
by a registar^d pbamaelst who
fiUftaa out the doctor's ordew
to the minutest detail, Mr. Horr
ton states. «
Presrata Ckwd Appeonuice ’
In remodeling and rennovat-
ing the building after the disaa-
'irom flra care was exercised to
arrange everything for the ac
comodation and convenience of
customers and the new arrange
ment present a beautiful appear
ance. The second floor of the
bpilding has been made Into
medical officM for Dr. J. H. Mc
Neill and 'Dr. W; K. Newton. “
All featnree of the service
former lyrendered by Horton’s
have been retained, including
news stand and magazines,, and
booths have been provided for
soda fountain customers.
Today Horton Drug Store is
offering a specialty in both
Mountain Maid and Velvet Ice
ream by offering two pints
the price of one, making a
quart cost only 16 cents. A large
supply has been placed in stock
In anticipation of *the opening.
Stock Heavy Chemicals
Mr. Horton states that he has
acquired a full stock of spray
ing materials and heavy drug
store chemicals for the farmers
and that their needs In this line
and In germicides can he filled
promptly at his store.
Still .tiie beat. PRY on the nuu-ket. If yoo have
never used one now is the time to buy one and
PRESENT PRICES WILL PROBABLY NOT
- ^ LAST LONG. BUY NOW.
WILEY BROOKS, Bfanager
IMr ^vIce CO.
I . •
! N0lirH WILKESBORa N. C.
Roosevelt Democrat Wins
Prinuu7 Contest In Iowa
Des Moines, June 6.-
sive Republican and a Roosevelt
Democrat will battle lor the Io
wa governorship next fall, re
turns from yesterday’s primary
election showed today.
Dan Turner, a self-styled pro
gressive Republican, who held
the office until the Democrat
landslide of 1932, won the Re
publican nomination In a close
contest with Ralph W. Colfiesh, a
former United States district at
torney, on the basis of unofficial
returns from all but 150 of
Iowa's 2,452 precincts.
Hoghea Leaves Washington
For Asheville Conference
The best club to use on a
farm boy is the 4-H Club—it
trains and entertains.
Justice Hughes left this morning
by automobile to attend a con
ference .of judges of the fourth
circuit to be held at Asheville on
Thursday and Friday.
In the distribution of the vari
ous judicial circuits among the
members of the high court, the
chief justice was assigned to the
By attending the conference he
hoped to obtain close touch with
the business in the federal courts
of the circuit.
When he left Washington he
made no announcement of the
places at which he would stop en
route to and returning from
The fourth circuit is composed
of Maryland, West Virginia, Vlr-
,ginia, North Carolina and Sonth
Raleigh, June 4.
C.’ B.~ Ehrlnghaus" tonight
graphed Secretary of Agriculture
Wallace advising him of a crisis
among the potato growers of
North Carolina and Virginia and
asking immediate relief to offset
the losses threatened by over
The Governor took the step
after a delegation of Eastern
North Carolina potato growers
called and apprised him of the
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