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MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1934
Perpetual motion has not been inyented but
the falling of the French cabinet comes peril
ously close to it.—Dallas Morning News.
Jim Farley to run for governor of New York
in 1936! Just like New York to try to hog
Santa Claus.—The Chicago Daily News.
The Dionne quintuplets will plan their own
lives, say the parents. That should mean at
least five different cigarette and cosmetic in
Maybe if finger prints as well as signatures
were required on further treaties involving
navies, it would show whether the fingers
were crossed.—San Francisco Chronicle.
General Johnson recently was laid up in a
hospital with a sore foot.—News item. See any
thing of the Blue Eagle in the emergency
ward. General?—Thomaston (Ga.) Times.
It is estimated that the federal government
is spending more than $20,000 a minute for j —^ ■
all purposes. It would be a great saving if we | Ug
could only stop the clock for a while.—Miami ,
^ the Nationd
in WashinEton bust week stood iMttwwd
leaders who uttered an eterafd tr^ ^en
they said that law enforoncnt could be
brought about on an effkuent basis only
by separating the various departoents of
justice, courts and law enforcement from
If such a feat is possible in this nation
organized crime will end and criminal en
deavor will be reduced to a minimum.
These speakers advocated a reform that is
above the comprehension of the average
We earnestly believe that there is less
politics connected with the United States
department of justice operatives than any
other branch of the government, and we
can readily realize the fruits of this free
dom from political maneuvering by a
glance at the results departeent of justice
agents have experience in their work
during the past year.
It is on this basis that we have been
advocating a larger number of men for
this department, selected on the basis of
ability and training. No person who has
been very actively connected with poli
tics should be selected for the group.
Of course, practically all good people
vote each election, but this does not mean
that they hope to make their living or
make a fortune through political endeavor.
There are millions of able and intelligent
people who vote their sentiments but are
not politicians. From theii- behavior on
election day you could not judge to which
party or faction they belong.
From this class of men should come
the law enforcement officers instead of
selecting them on the basis of what they
can do for their party or faction.
the flret Une of which reads,
'The Holy Bible," and which
contains four great treasures.
By BRUCE BARTON
The Republican Dilemma
During the past two months pages have
been written concerning the Republican
party and speculation on its future. Pos
sibly there aie more diversified opinions
on this subject than any other before the
public eye today.
Many leading iDemocrats, including
the national chairman, are apparently
firm in their belief that the national Re
publican party was “killed to death” in
the Democratic national landslide in
Republicans, however, do not see such
a dark picture for the party that has held
the reins of national government over
two-thirds of the time since the days of
Lincoln and declare that their party is
not dead but is only waiting the call of
the American people should the present
controlling party fail.
The Republican dilemma at the pres
ent time is not a question of being dead
or alive, because the general opinion is
that no organization of such dimensions
as the Republican party can be killed sud
denly, or even in four years’ time. Some
Republicans made the mistake of thinking
that the Democratic party was killed in
the defeat of Alfred E Smith in 192S.
There is a growing radical element in
the Republican party calling for reorgani
zation with more progressive tendencies.
This group is headed by Senator Borah,
of Idaho, a national figure if there ever
was one. He, with the other western pro
gressives who still claim affiliation with
the G. 0. P., are downright against Na
tional Chairman Fletcher and are demand
ing a reorganization along liberal lines
with a progressive program.
The more conservative element of the
Republican party is in the east and this
group is solidly behind the present na
tional organization, which will not con
cede anything to Borah and the other pro
gressives who say the party is dead un
less it follows a different course.
With a national election only twenty-
two months in the future, it app ears that
the Republican party will be disastrously
defeated unless the two groups come to
gether on some sort of program that will
be satisfactory to the entire organiza
It is too early to predict how the
scramble will end. Many are predicting
that Borah, being more widely known
than the national chairman, may hold the
upper hand and may even be called upon
to lead the party. Some of the same group
think they see in Borah’s statements of
recent date a bid for the Republican nomi
nation in 1936.
^ The element sticking more closely to the
present national Republican leadership
and agreeing with its views and policies,
see noHiing in Borah's activities but his
desire to be against something. How
ever, they do not fail to concede that the
Idaho senator has a powerful influenje,
- not only in his native state, but through-
out tile nation.
PAUL MEETS HIS FATE
After about two years, as we suppose, the
case against Paul was dismissed for lack of
prosecution, and he made another journey of
which we get scattered glimpses in his two
epistles to Timothy and the one to Titus. He
had been in Crete and other islands and again
at Troas. There is a verse which seems in
consequential, but it is luminous; it comes in
the sad but triumphant ending of his last letter
to Timothy, pleading with him to come to Rome
and help care for him, and to bring Mark. Paul
had learned that Mark was a better than than
he had thought him.
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and
bring him with thee; for he is profitable to
me for the ministry . . .
The cloak that I left at Troas with Car
pus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and
the books, but especially the parchments.
When had Paul been at Troas? The only oc
casion on which we saw him there was in 51,
and this was 58! iWas he asking for a cloak that
he had left seven years before? No, he must
have been out of prison and making another
great swing around his circle, when he was ar
rested a second time.
His second imprisonment was very different.
No longer was he in his own housse but, if we
may trust tradition, was in the Mam^rtine
prison. The difference was that the first of
fense was only against the Jews, while now
Christianity had grown so fast that the Roman
government had begun to fear. How long his
second imprisonment lasted we do not know, but
there came the dark day when they led him out
and killed him. Peter, if we are to believe tra
dition, had also come to Rom"' and when senten
ced to die asked to be crucified head downward,
deeming himself unworthy to be killed in the
same manner as his Lord—a magnificent touch
of sentiment in a rough old saint.
It is almost certain that Nero blotted out
both these liv=!S. We have an epistle of Peter’s
written from “Babylon.” by which we suppose
he meant Rome, and at the time of writing it
he seems not to have been in any immediate
danger. But the test came, and he met it glo
riously. As for Paul, he died triumphant.
For I am now ready to be offered, and
the time of my departure is at hand.
I have fought a good fight, I have finish
ed my course, I have kept the faith;
Henceforth there is laid up for me a
crown of righteousness.
And nobly had he won it. But to the end he
wanted books, and white paper; and he be
sought his young friend Timothy not to for
get them. More knowledge to gain, more epistles
to write! His conquering soul went marching
So we end our glance at the Epistles.
BUY CHRISTMAS SE.4IB
A little boy, his eyes bright with thoughts
of Christmas, asked, “How many seals will ten
cents buy?” When given an estimate he said,
“I have a dollar and I want to buy a whole
dollar’s worth, because I like them so much.”
As if in answer to his wish, the mall brought
to the family one hundred tuberculosis Christ
mas seals. He insisted that he be allowed to
spend his one and only dollar for the seals.
The seals this year are unusually attractive.
But, of course, tht' Idea back of them, rather
than their aesthetic appeal should make them
readily salable. The funds derived from the
sale of the seals are used to carry on the fight
against tuberculosis. Christmas Is the chil
dren’s season, and It should be remembered
that many of the victims of the dread disease
are children. The purchase of these stickers is
helping children everywhere and is thus In
keeping with the spirit of Christmas.
BBAOfB.’fi. . tbejr»re feton#
in the long ran, brains ralv
the world. The prtnclpiH ^ng
that bolds humanity baek .,,^m
perfection la that* there are not
enough first-rate brains to go
around. The world has produc
ed few original thinkers. Those
whose thoughts have been pre
served have exercised far great
er influence and for longer per
iods than all the» rulers, armies
and builders put together.
At a social gathering the other
night the question came up m
to who, by the power of his
brains alone, had most widely
influenced the course of man
kind. Leaving the P«st 100 years
out of consideration, for It Is
still too soon t o evaluate
thoughts so recent, I picked as
my list Confucius, the Chinese
philosopher; Aristotle and Plato,
the Greek thinkers; Euclid, the
father of geometry; Galileo, first
to lma£inc that the world was
round and to guess that there
was another side to it; and
Shakespeare, the universal inter
preter of human nature to itself.
It I were to come* down to re
cent times I would add Karl
Marx and Charles Darwin, as
the foremost brains of our times.
But I can’t see far enough a-
head to guess wherether they
'will be as influential a thousand
years from now.
IDE.4.S put to work
The value of original ideas is
that they set so many unorigin
al people at work trying to see
whether the ideas will work or
An idea is no good unless it is
put to work, no matter how orig
inal it is. Clerk Maxwell, the
English mathematician, originat
ed the idea that 'all matter, vis
ible or invisible, moves in rhyth
mical waves. He set down the
Idea in a mathematical formula.
Herz, the German physicist, took
Maxwell’s formula and discover
ed that the idea was sound.
There were waves of space. He
wrote down his proof of that.
Then JIarconi set himself to the
task o*' putting those waves to
work for the transmission of sig
nals, and wireless telegraphy
was the result, with its offspring,
One idea of an obscure mathe
matician has thus given work to
millions, cut down time and
space, and gives enjoyment and
information to hundreds of mil
lions. In its field it has changed
the customs and thoughts of the
Everything that we call pro
gress got Its start in the mind of
some original thinker.
FlphI machaatoma^ Aad alaoe la-
tor, inutile long mo, la atiitors'
paid la' propertioB to tto Tala#
of its product,'^ by maitlplfing;
the anaiherwol perfect prtottdto
the worker could produce' ia a
day the brain-treated tcola made
it possible for him to earn more
than he ever could have earned
with his unaided muscles.
And, on the whole, the , pro
duct of the machine la far better
than the product of the hand-
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PA-raiXTS . . . . i . and Ideas
You can’t patent.an idea. All
that you can patent is the ma
chine or device that make the
idea work. Ideas, once made pub
lic, are common property for
whoever can make use of them.
My friend, the late Glenn Cur
tiss, had an Idea which would
make it easier for an airplane to
fly. He tried It, it worked, and
he got a patent on the device.
The Wrights sued him for in
fringement o f their patent,
though the airplane they had
patented was quite a different
application of an idea that was
far older than either Wright or
Curtiss. They thought they had
patented the idea of flying.
Inventors frequently claim
tl.at someone else has stolen
their idea. What they mean is
that some other man beat them
to it making a machine that
would v,'ork. And even then, the
inventor has to give everybody
the right to make his invention
after 17 years. The word “pa
tent” means to make public.
Government protects him In the
use of bis device for 17 years in
consideration of his making it
public. Otherwise, he could keep
it a secret forever.
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North Wilkesboro. N. Cv r
COPYRIGHT .... It* purpose
There Is a big row brewing
over the rights of authors to the
profits of their brain work.
Under the copyright law the au
thor of a book, a story or a song,
or the composer of a piece of
music, can copyright it, and sue
and collect damages if anyone
uses his material for profit with
out his permission.
That is the fairest sort of a
law, but the radio broadcasters
and the motion picture people
don’t like to pay for the right to
use popular music. So the auth
ors and composers got together j
and are charging a small fee to
picture theaters and broadcast
Judge Stack Retires
Raleigh, Dec. 11.—Retiring
Judge A. M. Stack today receiv
ed a big compliment from Mrs.
T. W. Bickett, Solicitor J. C.
Little, David Covington, Karl G.
Hudson, and Dr. Kemp P. Neal,
when they proposed to Governor
Ebringhaus that his excellency
make Judge Stack a special
judge. Defeated In the June pri
mary, Judge Stack retires the
end of the year.
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T. U WI
Indications are that eastern
Carolina cotton growers will
vote almost unanimously for a
continuance of the Bankhead
cotton control Act.
Medicated with ingredients
of Vicks VapoRub, worid-
lamous. treatment (or colds.
TOOL.S aid to muscles
Brain.s and their product,
ideas, are tools. The highly-skill
ed, highly-paid workers of the
world earn big pay because they
add those tools to the mechani
cal devices with which the ordi
nary worker has to do his dally
Industrial progress ‘began
when men began building brains
into the tools of production,
making machines which could
be operated without the use of
brains. That made it possible to
set men of little brain-power at
work turning out the most per-
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If X don’t take aometblng. X have
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