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North ^rakesboro, N. C.
J. CARTER and JUUUS C, HUBBARD.
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hoa^ M. C.. as seetuui' clasa matter under Act
M Much 4. 1879.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1934
A Precious Cargo
Drivers of school buses should be im
pressed with their responsibility in haul
ing school children. They should realize
something of the value of the thirty or
more lives in their care.
Already reports are heard of children
losing their lives on school buses. The
following editorial from the Winston-Sa
lem Journal of Friday sums up the situa
“The school bus tragedies have begun.
A press dispatch tells of the death of
Ralph Land, 7, of Gastonia, killed this
week when a door of a moving bus opened,
causing the child to fall out.
“It’s a precious cargo these school buses
are hauling, A cargo t.hat can never be
valued in terms of dollars and cents. Dol
lars pale into insignificance in comparison
with the life of one of these little ones.
“It is the duty of the state to safeguard
the lives of these children. Ever>' facility
'of protection should be thrown about them.
They must not be led like dumb hnites to
slaughter on our highways The blood of
d-^ad f^ildren already cries out f’-om the
(•WThn* f-. do about Well, the state
rho”M to it that no de^‘''''tive buses are
,The p-pnoroi fJSPomV 'v^must provide
funds f''" ■ riurchase and up-
will not b'" '"'"•".tion.
5 ‘Thdvers should be selwted with the ut-
mo.st c«re. inspections of bus°« should be
"made at freauent inteiwals. and .=onie adult
should ride thereon to see that the child
r»«Rengerj are orderlv. Th's adult m-ob-
-'aHv could be one of the teachers employed
at the school to which the bus takes its
C. B. Eller, superintendent of schools in
w Wilkes county, has assured us that county
"«diool authorities are going to do the best
they can to avoid accidents v.u’th school
buses. They are readv and willing to co-
aperate with the people in securing good
sad careful'drivers and welcome com-
olaiuts where there is cause However,
they do nert care to hear complaints hatch-
’ed uu against any. driver in order to give
wme one else the job. .
H your school bus driver is not unpress
ed witih his respemsibility to the extent
he will use extreme care and caution,
would do the pi*lic a great favor by
THE JOURNAL-PATRIOT, NORTH WILKESBOBO, N."C. - ■
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■ : Regardless of what each of us may
think of the Agricultural Adjustment Ad-
^ ministration and its practices in reducing
- crops, we must admit that many farmers
'are being immensely benefitted.
A recent statistical report on four basic
crops—com, wheat, tobacco and cotton,
tends to show that prices have doubled
since the advent of the AAA.
.Farmers have been in distress for years
and volumes have been written on “farm
relief.” Today the farmer js receiving
higher prices for his products, but time
will tell whether or not he has been re
lieved of his major troubles.
^ Heretofore, the main objective in re
lieving the farmer was to lend them mon
ey, which practice soon relieved many of
them of their farms and homes, because
they could not realize any profits from
'The new idea is to increase his income
and at the same time reduce his work, all
af which is, of course, very satisfactory
to him. However, when he gets more
from his crops he finds that he has to
pay more for the things he buys, and after
all, he is not in paradise. A wheat fanner
in the midwest buys practically every
thing he uses, with perhaps the lone ex
ception of flour.
AAA practices just now are in for an
abundance of criticism and it is going to
take time to ascertain whether they are
good or bad for a nation as a whole.
With the fanners’ purchasing power in
creased through AAA crop reduction pay
ments and higher prices for his crops they
and their families will be able to consume
a greatei- share of manufactured goods
and that, in turn, will put men to work in
industry to consume more fo»u from the
the farm. There never would he a sur
plus if the people possessed t’ne means
with which to buy. The importance at
tached to foreign markets is m;splaced in
the face of figures which show that in the
most prosperous times we used in America
more than ninety per cent of what we pro
Taxe« Cost More Tl^ Food
. Lwt year the people of the Uriited
Stat^ paid more for taxes than they
for food; taxes amounting to ?9,000,0(K),'
000; $7,650,000,000 for food; $3,600,000,-
000 each for clothing and shelter,'and $1,-
035,000,000 for medical service.
’These figrureS were compiled by the Uni
ted States News and are suppose/! to be
reliable and we wention them in passing
for whatever they are worth.
Food is naturally thought of as the most
necessary of all necessities of life and it
is truly an alarming fact that we must
spend more for taxes than for food.
However, along with the rapid increase
in taxes in the last two decades, responsi
bilities of government have been increased.
Government has broadened ' into varied
fields of activity which were unnecessary
before the advent of this fast and modem
age in which we are living.
But, nevertheless, nine billions is a stu
pendous sura to pay for government and
we would venture to assert that if govern
ment was carried out as economically as
the successful business this cost could be
cut at least 25 per cent wthout seriously
handicapping its facilities. The nine bil
lions paid in taxes, as we understand it,
were federal, state, county and municipal
governments, and represents the total of
the nation’s tax bill.
Gen. Hugh Johnson
General Hugh Johnson, head of the
National Recovery Administration since
its organization, has stepped down from
ihis perch in favor of the new setup which
is now being organized.
General Johnson has come in for much
criticism, but who would not in the re
sponsible position he held? We give him
much credit for whatever success the
NRA has attained.
Although many were opposed to his
“crack down” tactics, we can look back
over those distressing days and wonder if
what he dealt out was not just what was
needed to put the New Deal across. Any
way, we admire his courage and it may be
that another setup may serve better at
this time than a one-man advisory board.
General Johnson leaves the NRA with
the goodwill of President Roosevelt and
a majority of the American people, is our
By BRUCE BARTON
THE ITKST CHURCH TRIAL
A strange thing had happened at Jerusalem.
The broth?rs of Jesus had not believed in Him
during His ministry, and at one time thought
Him in.sane, but after His death they became
loyal converts. Two of them, Jude and James,
wrote short books, which arc in the New Testa
ment, and James went to Jerusalem and became
very active in the church there. He was a “ju.st
man.” a phras’ that had been used of his father
Joseph. It is said that his knees became cal
loused like those of a camel through' his long
periods of prayer. He was the head of the con-
-servativr faction, and Peter was at first of the
same persuasion. James, by reason of his broth
erhood to Jesus, had risen above Peter in Jeru
salem. and he it was who presided ovjr the first
heresy trial in church history—the trial of Paul
and Barnabas for baptizing Gentiles without in
sisting that they conform to the whole Jewish
It was a decidedly surprising experience for
Paul. He had sat in Jerusalem as one of the
seventy members of the Sanhedrin, the supreme
court of the nation. Now he found himself back
in the same city before Peier and James and
John in positions not unlike that which he had
occupied. He saw “those that were reputed to be
somebody." as he rather loftily described them,
and said, “Whatsoever they were it maketh no
matter to me.” All the same, he cared greatly
for their good will and the effect of their en
The story is told in the fifteenth chapter of
Acts, one of the great documents in the history
of the liberation of the human spirit. Paul’s ac
cusers presented their case, and Paul and Barna
bas replied, and after a long debate a compro
mise was arrived at. The church -n Jerusalem,
consisting entirely of Jews, would stand firm for
the old fundamentals, but the churches abroad,
being Gentile, might follow a more liberal faith.
At the sugg’stion of James a letter was sent out
to the Gentile brethren in the churches which
Paul had organized: ''
Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain
which went out from us have troubled you
with words subverting your souls, saying. Ye
must be circumcised, and keep the law; to
whom we gave no such commandment .' . .
For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and
to us, to lay upon you no greater burden
than these necessary things;
That ye abstain frm meat offered to idols,
and from things strangled^, and from forni
cation; from which if ye keep yourselves, ye ,
sh^l do well. Fare ye well.
Thus there were to be two kinds of Ghristi-
anity, the fundamentalist and the liheral, and
they were no^ to quarrel. Christians who had
been reared as Jews were to be required to keep
the whole ilosak law, andi those who were not
so rear^ wm to be accepted on their love* of
Jesus «e]id a very simple code of morality.
Industries To Renovate'^ ^
, Aid Improve Hiar Properties
Small Industries throughout
the country will find a helping
hand in the Federal Housing Ad
ministration, which Is making it
possible for these Industries, to
finance the making of many es
sential improvements which have
been delayed because of lack of
The housing administration,
under the direction of James A.
Moffet, is guaranteeing up to
twenty percent of the loans made
for such improvements, and
banks and other financial insti
tutions are making funds avail
The coal yard is a good illus
tration of this smaller type of
industry which needs improve
ments but which has been held
back by the lack of necessary
“We believe in keeping our
yards and our equipment in the
beat physical condition,’’ says
LeRoy O. King, of the National
Retail Coal Merchants Associ
"During the summer months,
when business is slowest, our
men usually are kept employed
repairing and repainting build
ings and equipment—bins, sheds,
fenclng, trtlcksf building. All
need to be kept In good condi
tion; all need painting because
of the constant exposure to the
Mr.^King believes that elefu;
freshly - painted surroundings
have'll very definite psychologi
cal effect on employees. Equip
ment that Is in good repair, he
states, not only makes the best
appearance and saves costly re
pairs on wood and steel construe^
tlons, but also. fosters a feeling
of pride and /'es^onslbility
among his personnel. tVorkers,
the coal merchants believe, take
a personal interest in keeping
attractive surroundings in good
“The annual property loss
from deterioration probably ex
ceeds all other losses,’’ according
to Dr. Henry A. Gardner, one of
the leading paint research ex
perts in this country, who esti
mates that the conservation of
lumber by the use of paint
amounts to some $92,0.00,000
each year; of metaf, $450,000,-
000; pipe lines, $100,000,000;
and cement, $20,000,000—or a
total saving of $662,000,000 a
On Tires In Town
■ ■ A.' ■ -V'r'r
READ! COME! SEE!
Seven Accused Using
$120,000 Relief Funds
Prestonburg, Ky., Sept. 25.—
Seven persons, Including the
mayor, county judge and a min
ister, were indicted here today
on charges of fraudulently con
verting $122,500 in the admin
istration of federal relief money.
Mayor A. C. Carter, It Is al
leged, deprived the poor of $25,-
000 by using relief orders to pay
for work on his garage and In
conducting his motor agency.
W. L. Stumble, judge and a
physician. Is accused of using
$20,000 to improve his private
hospital and his farm.
Mrs. Regina Mayo is accused
of using $50,000 in relief funds
to erect her husband's coal tip
George Woods and Otto Fan
nin were accused of using $10,-
000 each; Woods on his farm
and Fannin in his business.
Herbert Salisbury and the
Rev. W. M. Chapman are accus
ed of conspiring with the others.
Denmark some months ago
ordered all foreign jazz bands to
leave llie country.
KILLS DAUGHTER AND
TAKES OWN LIFE
1 MOTOR OIL
CAR WASHED AND
LOW PRICES ON AUTO REPAIR WORK
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
Motor Service Store
WILEY BROOKS—PAUL BILLINGS
Ninth Street North Wflkesboro, N. C.
Athol, Ma.ss., Sept. 27.—A
22-year-old crippled girl was
slain with an axe by her father,
who afterward killed himself
The girl, Phyllis Smith, was a
lifelong cripple and was unable
to move except with the aid of
crutches. The father, Clifford
B. Smith, 48, had been despon
dent since the death of his wife
two months ago, and neighbors
believed grief, together with des
pair over his daughter’s condi
tion, caused his act.
Ashe Man Ambushed
E. T. Johnson, of the Suth
erland community of Ashe coun
ty, died a few days ago in a' hos
pital at Bristol, Tenn., after be
ing a patient there several days
suffering from gunshot wounds
received while on his way home
from visiting a neighhol". John
son was shot from ambush.
Certain parts of India have a
woman’s language which men
Pay your electric light bill before the 10th of
each month. 5 percent will be added after the 10th.
Southern Public Utilities Co.
— PHONE 420 —
the first line of which reads,
•'The Holy Bible,” and which
conlalns lour ;reat treasures.
AND THEN HE SMOKED
You,too,in those momentswhenyonfeel tired, cross,di$pirited,
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at will, for Camel’s costlier tobaccos never ^gle the nerves.
‘Gel a LIEI witli a Camel !**
To convince ¥oas
that Chiropractic is beneficial and will give results where other
methods fail. I am making the following proposition:
WITHOUT COST I will give one week’s adjustments FREE to
one member of each family who will call at my office. After you
have completed/ the week of r ljustments there is no other obli
gation on your part.
Practically all of the following diseases will show some improve
ment in one week of adjustments. And remember—I am giving
one week of free adjtistments:
Headache, Heart Trouble,
High BUkmI Pressure, In
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Taiw BIool Pressnr-X Lum
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Vitus Dance, Bciatica, Skin
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SEE'THE WORLD’S FAIR
3-DAY ECONOMY TOUR “A”
(Transportation to and from Chicago Included)'
This tour rate'if $28.10 is for one person, and includes
all features listed below. It provides a most ine^en-
sive and enjoyable visit to the World's Fair, and is 'es
pecially suited to the tourist whose time is limited:
1. 3 days’ and 2 nights’ hotel accommodation.
2. Transportation from terminal to hotel.
3. 2 General admi^ions to the Exposition grounds.
4. Admission to fflae of the following; Fort Dearborn,
Lama Teni|)le, Colonial Village.
5. Sightseeing bus tour of the fair giounds.
6. Choice of one of the following sightseeing trips: (a)
Chicago Northside tour by Gray Line (b) Chicago
Southside by Gray Line, (c) Chicago Stockyards
Tour by Gray Line, (d) Moonlight cruise on Lake
Michigan, or any of the other sightseeing cruises
operated by the Steamer Roosevelt.
6-DAY ECONOMY TOUR “B” 535 CA
(TranqpDTtatiim to and from Chicago Included)*^*^*'^
This tour rate of $36.60 is for one person, and includes
aU features listed below:
1. 6 days’ and nights’ hotel accommodation.'
2. Transportation ftom taminal hotel.
3. 3 Genei^ admissioh tickets to the exposition grounds"
4. Admission to one of the following: Fort D»it)Qni,
Lama Tera^e, Colonial 'Vffiage. "
b. Sightseeing, bus tour of the fair groimds.
6. I^i(^ same as listed in paragraph six above^
For infomiatioB Local Agait