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THURSDAY, MAR. 30,1044
Few Young Men Left
The new ruling barring deferment for
men under 26 years of age will not have a
great effect on the manpower situation lo
PYom information we have received,
there are but few Wilkes men under 26
years of age who have occupational defer
ments, e.xcepting those who are farmers
and who have 16 or more units.
Thus it appears that there will be but
little change and that fathers will continue
to be called at a rapid rate to fill the ranks
of the armed forces, because there is no
other course of manpower left.
Efforts to secure a sufficient number of
women for the women’s branches of the
services to relieve men in uniform of light
jobs in order that they may go to the fight
ing fronts have been disappointing, and
there is yet hints of drafting women for
the WAGS, WAVES, SPARS, etc. But
there seems to be a question in the minds
of many who have studied manpower prob
lems as to why men now with 4F classifica
tions and men over 38 cannot fill the jobs
that WAGS, WAVES, SPARS and other
women in the service are needed for.
There seems to be little doubt that the
manpow'er problem has been muddled
from time to time, and that sonite kind of a
national service act should have been en
acted in December, 1941, when we were
forced into war. Every man called to the
induction center in the past two and one-
half years and who was physically unfit
for military .service could have been as
signed to essential work, if he was not
already engaged in such, anfl much would
have been done to solve a perplexing prob
The Bigger Taxes
On Saturday the cost of many articles
will be increased substantially.
The increased cost to the purchaser will
not mean that the retailer or the manufac
turer will get more for the products. The
increase is in the form of an additional tax
on certain items levied to pay a small frac
tion of the cost of the w’ar.
Items such as jewelry and other so-cali-
ed luxury products will have a.20 per cent
tax. In plain language, this means add
ing 20 cents for every dollar of the price.
A ?5 item will cost six dollars.
The new tax bill is e.stimated to yield
only two and one-half billion dollars more
than the tax laws of the pa.st year brought
in. The treasury department -wanted about
eight billion more and Wendall Willkie
came out with a statement that there
should be fifteen billion in additional taxes,
which, even if true, sounds like bad politi
cal talking on the part of a man who as
pires to be president of his country.
But the fact does remain that America
must raise sn enormous amount by way of
taxation, as well as by bond selling. Bonds
have to be paid back with interest, and fi
nancial experts say it is safer for the coun
try to tax the people to their ability to pay
during this inflationary period. Taxation
is a curb on inflation and will relieve the
people of too great an interest burden m
the leaner days sure to come after the war.
With all factors considered, we must
agree that the new tax bill is mild and wp
shouldn’t grumble when a piece of jewel^
or a movie ticket costs more because of the
fl* The increased tax applies mainly to
,^ms we could get along without and does
not place additional burdens on those who
?ind it difficult to buy the bare necessities
Some one says there is no need for a
depression. However, we often
nriS of things we don’t especially need.
A^eneration ago, laws were passed pro-,
hibiting combinations in restraint of trade.
Today labor is cursed with combinations
in restraint of employment.
It has become -impossible for an Ameri
can workman to earn a living in bwic in
dustries without paying for that privilege,
and complying absolutely with the dictates
of all-powerful union combinations in re
straint of employment.
A soldier hofiie from the bloodiest battle
field, where he fought'to perpetuate the
ideals of freedom, would find himself
blocked in getting a-job in his chosen in
dustry, in the majority of cases, unless he
bowed has head, signed on the dotted line,
and paid the sUm demanded by some labor
boss for the right to work.
Our own government has aided and
abbetted this combination, in defiance of
every principle of liberty, and contrary to
the right of a free man to join or not to
join in any lawful organization.
BUYING A DEPRESSION
The American people are on the verge of
buying a new depression. Many are spend
ing recklessly. Spending without regard
to the future, and the rainy day. Spend
ing without thinking of the day when high
wages and high salaries will be over.
Spending without thinlung of the day
when the millions of soldiers come home,
ank back to their jobs to which they are
entitled. Spending without thinking of
the fact that reckless and needless spend
ing will bring inflation. ‘ Spending without
realizing that inflation will cut down the
buying power of your dollar when you will
need the dollar most.
We are now producing enough to pro
vide every family in the United States
with an income of $5000 a year* We have
demonstrated beyond doubt that we have
it within our power to abolish poverty.—
Prof. Glair Wilcox of Swartmore College.
» LIFE’S BETTER WAY i
WALTER E. ISENHOUR
Hiddenite, N. C.
WILLING MINDS AND READY
Regardless of the fact that we are living
in a day of greed, selfishness, pride, world
liness, drunkenness, lust, pleasure-seeking
and money-grabbing, yet there are still
many good people. They love God, the
Holy Bible, their fellowmen, the church of
the Lord Jesus Christ, the truth of God,
righteousness, holiness and all that is up
lifting and ennobling. Thank God for this,
and praise His holy and matchless name
This class of people have willing minds
and ready hands to serve God; and of
course we serve Him by serving one an
other. Whenever and wherever an oppor
tunity presents itself to bless humanity, do
good, win souls and help pilgrims bn their
journey heavenward, they are on the spot.
They pray, they give, they encourage, they
If there is need in the community of a
church they do not hesitate to give of their
money, their material, their time and labor.
They realize that all they have come as a
blessing from God, therefore gladly give
back to God a part of what He blesses
them with. Such people are the best citi
zens of our country. They are the salt of
the earth and the light of the world. God
shines through them to bless others.
The only reason that many of these peo
ple do not do more for God and His cause
is because they are not able. If they had
more they would give more. Among them
are numbers of conscientious tithers; and
they also give liberally out of the ^remain
ing nine-tenths. God blesses them with
health and strength, salvation and hap
piness. They enjoy life, and greatly ap
preciate the good things they receive from
the bountiful hand of God. They are hap
py to do something for the good of their
neighbors, their country, and for the ad
vancement of God’s cause. It is a pleasure
to them to live for others. God’s love is
shed abroad in their hearts and they de
light to do His blessed will. '
Those who love God and raankind al
ways have willing minds and ready hands
to help the sick and afflicted, the poor and
needy, the orphans, the church of our Lord
Jesus Christ, the ministers of the Gospel,
and they delight to contribute to the
spread of the Gospel over all the earth. It
is blessed to live for God with a Willing
‘ mind and ready hands.
■ vr" •
ThlB story comes to us from a
A man sent his son to borrow
his neighbor’s Journal-Patriot. On
the way back the boy tripped tm a
vine, fell Into a beehive and was
badly stung. ^
While running to the aid of his
son, the man ruined a fB.OO pair
of pants on a barbed wire fence.
A $100 cow was stung by the
hees, became frightened, ran
through the fence onto the high
way and was killed by a passing
Seeing the commotion, the wife
ran out, knocked over the chum
and spilled four gallons of cream
a $60 rug. She fainted, fell
against a $10 table lamp, broke
the lamp and her $40 set of false
teeth. The baby fell Into the cream
and crawled onto a $5 bedspread
The older daughter took ad
vantage of the excitement to elope
with the hired man.
All because they hadn’t ihought
year’s subscription to The
Journal-Patriot, which would have
cost only $1.60.
JtNKW HIS PAXHEK—
The class was doing arithme
Teacher (to one student)—How
much would your father give you
if he' wanted to send you to the
store to buy 4 1-2 pounds of cof
Student (objecting) He’d never
buy that much at one time.
Teacher—never mlnS that. How
much would he give you?
Student—But, teacher, he does
not like coffee. He’d not give nfe
evasion. 'What would he give yon
to buy that coffee?
EFFECTIVE M ARDiirER iUWL 1,1944
A 20 PER CENT FEDERAL TAX GOES ON THEATRE
The New Admissions Are A* Follows:
EsUbUshed Price Fed. Tax TOT^
Matisee..... 5® 30®
Eetablished Price Fed. Tax TOTAL
Eight 33c 7c 40®
' Established Price Fed. Tax TOT^j
Saturday 29® 6® 35®
Wednesday IQc - 2® 12®
Children under 12 years old, including tax ...12®
The Federal Government requires us to collect a Tax
on every seat occupied. It will therefore be necssary
for every child occupying a seat to purchase a ticket.
We will appreciate your cooperation in helping us to
carry out this new ruling.
We Shall at All Times Strive to Give You the Best In
T hroughout the Southland, thousands of clear
eyed youngsters.. .schooled in the traditions th^t
have made America what it is today...are busily prepar
ing to bring new greatness to Southern industry, agricul
ture and commerce...and better living to all America.
The lad poring over his chemistry book will some day
make marvelous new things from Southern minerals,
woods, cotton and many other Southern products.
The farm boy with the “green thumb’’ will raise huge
crops and fine cattle on his fertile native soil.
The boy with inventive genius will find the South
eager to employ his ideas.
And the youngsters who thrill as our trains rush by
will some day.. ..as railroaders.. .help to bring better liv
ing to all America. For the Southern Railway System
will carry these products of peace with the same speed
and efficiency and economy that it now carries Southern
products to war.
Like all Southerners, we are now putting our might
into the war to speed Victory and to help build a better,
Like all Southerners, we are also doing our part to
make the South a land of opportunity for the youngsters
who are growing up today.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM