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JNPgPgWBENT IN POLITICS
Mondays and Thursdays at
North WiHceshoro, N. C.
GAM|^ and JULIUS C. HUBBARD
Six Months .76
Pour Months ;:Tri..nT7. 60
Out of the State $2.00 per Year
Entered st the post office at North Wilken-
boro. N. as second class matter under Act
af Uatth 4, 1879.
MONDAY, OCT. 13th, 1941
fl Food Will Win War
K every farmer will grow his own food
Ifend 'feed in 1942, he will not have to buy
as much, and more will be available to
strengthen America’s defense forces, and
I the armies of our friends across the seas,
Isays a dipspatch from North Carolina
Food will win the war and write the
I peace, is an expression w’e are beginning
I to hear frequently. Ultimately, the na
tion or combination of nations who can se-
jcure food will triumph.
America has not experienced the rava
ges of war, and if the sea lanes can be
j kept open America can supply ample food
for the democracies.
li Farmers of America c.an produce an
1) almost unlimited quantity of food. It has
P always been a land of plenty and there
have always been surpluses of the staple
products without any extra efforts put
I forth for production.
I Next year there will be need for extra
^ effort to produce certain foods which can
be stored, canned or preserved to strength
en our defense and to ship to the British
Isles. We believe that the farmers of this
nation will respond as they never have be
fore and will produce ample food.
I In Wilkes county varieties of food too
numerous to mention can be produced in
quantities ample for home consumption
and with surplu.s to sell to be used in army
camps, other defense centers and for
It would be wise for every farmer to
plan now a greater production of food next
The Triple A committeemen will assist
farmers in planning production for the
I, foods^for which the demand will be great
mers of this country can still testify to, the
blighting sconrage that bankrupted agri
culture as an industry. They should be
very careful before following the lure of
We think the farmers should concen
trate their efforts upon the attainment of
' parity. They should resolutely oppose ex
orbitant price levels for other services and
supplies. It is the only wajr to permanent
prosperity on the farm.
It is comforting to hear some leaders
talking about new high prices for agricul
tural commodities but farmers, before join
ing in the demand, should rely upon the
sound advice of experts who have studied
their problems. They should pause, just
long enough to hear the voices of the past
which will remind them of the hard road
they travelled after 1921.
Neutrality Act Myth
The neutrality act does not coincide
with our foreign policy and should be
scrapped at once.
The neutrality act gives America a two-
faced appearance, something we have
To say we are neutral in the European
i war is fantastic—a statement not corrobo-
! rated by actions.
Our policy, w^hatever it may be, should
be .straightforward and decisive.
It is were possible to be decisively neu
tral, a neutrality act such as stands on the
book.« would be appropriate.
And the practice of .sailing American
owned ships under Panama flag does not
look right for the greatest and most pow
erful nation on earth.
If it is our policy to allow our ships to
carry goods ^vhich the enemy calls contra
band and if it is our policy to allow them
to go into dangerous waters, it should be
our policy to fly them under the stars and
stripes and'protect them.
Whatever our policy is, it should be fol
lowed with grim determination and with
It would be foolish to say that a policy
cannot be changed. Our foreign policy
has undergone a ^change during the past
That change has apparently
met with the approval of a big majority of
the people. Our foreign policy certainly
is not neutral.
So why pretend it is?
By DWIGHT NICHOLS. «t aL
Rbodes-Day Fnrniture Compa
ny is featnring this tall the new
Cameron automatic wood-burning
, heater which they are displaying
iin several styles and sites. The
Cirm also carries a complete line
NEWS FROM. MANEUVERS
From the First Army public rC'
lations office at Camden, S. C., of oil and wood burning stoves,
comes some interesting news about circulators and heatrolas, a size
the army ipaneuvers. I to suit the needs of every home
, Members of the 117th infantry and prices to fit any pocketbool^.
were advancing toward a cotton | Colder weather is right here
field cabin in the moonshine and with us, so the management of
were a bit astounded to see a big Rhbdes-Day not only Invites the
white flag prominently displayed, public to see their window dls-
A scout, sent forward to investi- p^ay of heaters, but also to come
gate the possibility of occupation jn and get prices and terms on
of the house by neutral umpires, the type of stove you will need to
knocked on the door. I provide you with comfort this
The door opened slowly and ner-' fau and winter.
vously and; a negrro mammy aged'
CONTROL-HOW’LL YOU HAVE IT ?
Who will not control himself must be
If everybody could, or would, control
himsePf in his relations with other people,
there would not need to be a single police
man in the world.
Policemen, the world has regretfully
found, are, necessary. Why? Because
there are a certain number of people who
cannot, or will not, exercise such control
over themselves and their acts as make
others reasonably safe.
Why is a free country free? Because, by
and large, its people have managed to ex
ert enough self-control, self-discipline so
that their affairs are run without contin
ual control from outside, or above.
The American people now have a mag
nificent opportunity to show themselves
worthy of freedom from strict control. The
country admittedly faces certain dangers,
and not the least of them is the danger of
runaway prices and inflation.
There is talk of government price-fixing,
government setting of wages, governmenf
limitations on profits. Why? Because if
there are no limitations on those things,
inflation is inevitable, a common disaster
Farmers Have Memories
n the long run,” says Henry Morgen-
Jr., Secretary of the Treasury, “the
t sufferers from inflation are farmers
selves. V- i. u .
; are not expert upon the subject but
ave some recollections as to what oc-
d in 1921 and it is our solemn opin-
lat Henry spoke a mouthful,
e plight of agriculture, in the United
s after 1921, was deplorable. Far-
Everybody is for price control if it doe.-
not interfere with, apparent profits.
and ^ibiy frightened, peek^ out. Defendant Accused
After some time she said that ^ • c> i
she had put up the flag to show Of Turmng Snake
that «he was not “scraping” and » w t.
Loose In Court
she “warn’t mad at nobody.’ She
was going to remain strictly neu-j Statesville—There was some
tral, she said, and that she had commotiftn In Recorder’s court
"been praying most of the night. this morning when a small snake
that she wouldn’t be shot. j was discovered in the court room.
The flag was still there next day Lawrence Wilcox, a defendant In
in spite of the explanation by the | court, was accused of turning the
soldiers that there was to be no snake loose for the purpose of
real shooting in the maneuvers.
HITLER AND THEM FIGHT
A company was placing motor
ized equipment into position in a
•pasture and a five-yejar-old boy
who lived nearby watched intent
ly. But when t’le big tractors be
gan to make much noise he ran in
to the house and hid behind the
“Hitler and them is down there
in the pasture fightin’,’ he told
creating a sensation, but he de
nied the charge.
Wilcox, however, admitted that
he had a snake in his pocket when
he came to town this morning,
but persisted In his denial that
he released the reptile In the
court room. The court resumed
Its normal course when Judge
Winberry directed an officer to
take the snake from the room.
^’ Raleigh, Oct. 8—^Therh'arij 33
establishments in WUkM county
licensed by the State Department
of Revenue to sell beer at retail.
Figaros, compiled by,the Brew
ers and North Carolina Beer Dle-
tributors Committee, show that
the state haa Issued retail licenses
to 4,318 dealers In 98 North Car
olina counties as of October 1.
The tax year for beer licenses be
gins May 1.
Mecklenburg county’s 304 eas
ily tops Guilford’s 233. Forsyth
county Is third with 182, and
Wake fourth with 175. Others in
order are New Hanover 162, Bun
combe 149, Durham 144 and
These licenses have been issued
by the state revenue department
since the tax year (for beer) be
gan last May 1, and it is antici
pated that the number will exceed
5,000 before the tax year ends
These retail outlets and the
111 wholesale establishments li
censed by the state provide em
ployment for 13,420 persons with
an annual payroll of $11,928,500.
The North Carolina beer indus
try pays more than $3,500,000
annually In taxes to the federal
state and local governments, and
It is possible the total will be
closer to $4,000,000 for the 1941-
42 fiscal year, officials-said.
R One thc’'nK^ freqqAhtt't^:
atroetloni'a sailor in Dhap.SiMB’a '
Navy receives ik the. coiuitiad,
“Write to yonr verentg otUm. et
least once a week.” ' -
' NOSE DROPS
Try "Rak-My-Tlsin"—a Wonderful Uolmtnt
A negro wwman saw a balloon
barrage and went running to her
husband, telling him that the town
water tank was floating off.
During the past two decades,
service in the United States Navy
has been regarded as a career in
itself. More and more men each
year are making it a lifetime vo
cation probably due to the fact
that, after retiring, an ex-Service
man gets his retirement pay re
gardless of any wages or income j
he may acquire in private life.
after he leaves the Navy.
Swain County sheep owners are
attempting to increase wool and
lamb production by using better
rams on their grade ewes, says
H. R. Clapp farm agent of the
N. C. State College Extension
The ships in Uncle Sam’s Navy
are completely outfitted with li
braries which are supplied with
books by the Bureau of Naviga
tion. About 40 books are allotted
quarterly to battleships, 30 to
cruisers and lesser numbers to
the smaller vessels.
Ads. get attenaon—and resulta
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Only 50c at
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WHITE PINE CONES.
CAROLINA SPRUCE CONES.
BLACK PINE CONES.
Send us sample and we will
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BOONE. N. C.
You’re riding high when
you sport a “Stratolincr”!
It’s a light, stream-lined
wonder that’s way op in
popularity. Top ofif your
hat wardrobe with one of
these high-flying beauties.
The “Stratoliner” even
comes in a special, stream
North Wilkesboro, N. C.
dragging all down with it. The state is
bound to protect against such disasters ir
one way or another.
Nobody warfts complete state control.
Farmers don’t want state-set prices. Work-
ers don’t want state-set wages, to say
nothing of state-set hours and job loca
tions. Manufacturers don’t want state-set
limits on profits, any further controls. How
to avoid them?
Self-control seems to be the only way.
The farmers must not object to release of
agricultural surplus, even though that
keeps prices down, and they must resist
that hankering for $2 wheat. The workers
must not .strike for arbitrary reasons, rea
sons connected only with politics and union
administration; only as a last resort to pro
tect their position in relation to a cost of
living that has already risen. The manu-
facurers must not seek extraordinary
profits, or try to corner defense business at
the expense of the small producer. The
ordinary consumer must not rush to buy
goods produced in competition with arma
ments; he must reserve his spare spend
ing power by buying Defense Bonds.
Those are hard words, but true words.
If self-restraint of this kind is not exercis
ed, control must come from some other
source, and nobody, not the farmers, not
the workers, not the employers, will like
There is only one way to. avoid cen
tralized control in times like these—^that
is by exercise of rigorous self-control.
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“SHOOT AT SIGHT”
(New York Times)
Three .weeks ago the President gave his
orders to the navy to shoot at sight on
German submari nes and raiders. Accord
ing to a Gallup survey, the results of which
are published in The Times this morning,
“this measure is one of the most widel;
approved of all administration steps yet
taken to cope with the foreign crisis.” The
.survey ndicates that 69 per cent of those
with an opinion on the question approve
the President’s, action. Only 31 per cent
oppose. “Shvot at sight” has a majority
in every section of the country — Middle
West included. It has a majority among
Republicans as well as Democrats,
Here is some more relevant evidence on
the accuracy of the American Rrst Com
mittee’s ch-arge that the President’s poli
cies lack popular support.
Since there are other Cameron Stoves on
the Market, Demand A CAMERON
The Cameron WITH GRATES makes it ea
sy to remove ashes, since they are removed
from under the grate' and easy to get to.
The Cameron is controlled by room heat
instead of stove temperature, thus insuring
comfortable heat at all times. Simply fill
it with wood and forget it for hours. Holds
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‘‘Complete Furnizhers.of the Home
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