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independent in pojjticb
Published MonSnps and Thursdays at
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
JULIUS c. HUBBARD?MRS. D. J. CARTER
1982?DANIEL J. CARTER?1945
One Year $2.00
(la WUkee and Adjoining Counties)
One Year $3.00
(Outside Wilkes and Adjoining Counties)
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One Year (anywhere) $2.01
Entered at the postofflee at North Wilkee
boro, North Carolina, as Seeond-tMass matter
under Ac\ ol Mareh 4, 1879.
Monday, September 13, 1948 /
Moral Side To
Dr. W. S. Rankin, of the North Carolina
Medical Care Commission, in a recent
address before the North Wilkesboro
Kiwanis club went into many facts and
figures to show the need and value of
hospital facilities in this community.
But the most inspiring part of Dr. Ran
kin's address was the conclusion which
set forth the moral and spiritual reasons
for a hospital, and we quote as follows
that part of his message:
Sickness and suffering are not in the
world as accidents of creation but are
hef*e as important elements in the all-wise
creative design. They are essential parts
of the total scheme of things. They can
not be left out of life's pattern and the
finest elements and expressions of charac
ter retained. Why? Because without
suffering, actual and potential, that is
danger, there can be no such element
in character as sympathy, for sympathy
can originate only in suffering, actual and
anticipated, and without suffering it
would be non-existent. You can sympa
thize only with someone or something
that suffers or is about to suffer, that is,
in danger of suffering.
Sympathy is that element of character
that identifies the interest of one with that
of another. It makes the interest of hus
band and wife and of parent and child
one; it is the cement that solidifies real
friendship; it is the bond that binds peo
ple into a collective, functioning social
group or organism?into society and civ
ilization itself. It is the element that
gives character, size, greatness. If a per
son can identify himself with another,
with several others, with many others, he
has developed and enlarged his charac
ter to that extent. Sympathy integrates
and expands the one into the many.
Without sympathy which attaches the
one to another, there can be no genuine
affection, no love?that emotional and
spiritual quality which is the very heart
of the first and greatest of all Command
ments, that Commandment which is the
fulfillment of all the law and the proph
And love is the motive, the sustaining
dynamic of service. We can only work
day in and day out for that which we love.
And what is service? What is its es
sential element? Service is sacrifice?
not symbolically hut literally. Not a cell
in the body, digestive cell, oxygen carry
ing cell, contrasting cell of muscle, or
thinking cell of brain, that does its work
without consuming, without sacrificing its
own vital substance. No "collection of
cells that constitutes human bodies serves
without self-consumption, without self
sacrifice?-not visibly and in a few tragic
hours as once enacted on Calvary, but in
risibly, microscopically, slowly through
the long years. It is the ordained way of
life that leads to peace and happiness.
To summarize: Out of suffering, and
only out of suffering, comes sympathy;
out of sympathy, love; out of love, serv
ice; out of service, sacrifice; out of sacri
fice, the consummation of life.
There is an inspired picture of this
world when suffering and sympathy have
completed their work in the perfection of
human character. Here it is:
* "And I saw a new heaven and a new
earth: for the first heaven and the first
?sarth were passed away; and there was
no more sea."
Why no more sea? What doee the!
absence of sea signify? It means that the j
development of sympathy and the perfec
tion of human character will have done
away with that which separates people,
'with moral apathy and indifference, with
isolation and loneliness.
"And I John saw the holy city, new
Jerusalem, coming down from' God out of
heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for
"And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of
God is with men, and he will dwell with
them, and they shall be his people, and
God himself shall be with them, and be
their God." Heaven here on earth; old
Nature redeemed. a
"And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be no
more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain; for
the former things are passed away."
And so we have the picture of the new
order when suffering, and sympathy, and
love, and service, and sacrifice have com
pleted and perfected human character.
All Farms Need
First Aid Kits
"First aid kits are essential equipment
on every farm," declared Paul Choplin,
county agent for the State College Exten
sion Service, here this week. Facilities
for prompt treatment of injury may save
a life or prevent serious infection, he as
According to recommendations of the
National Safety Council, Mr. Choplin
said, good first aid kits need not be ex
pensive or difficult to provide. Home
made kits containing the essential medi
cations, drugs, and dressings may serve
equally as well as the more costly pre
pared kits on the market, he added.
LIFE'S BETTER WAY m;
WALTER E. ISENHOUR
High Point, N. C., Route 4
GOD'S WONDERFUL WORLD
One of our readers from Wilkes coun
ty, who, I take it for granted, reads our
department in The Journal-Patriot of
North Wilkesboro, N. C., under the head
ing, "Life's Better Way," says in a recent
"Dear Brother Isenhour: This morning
as I look out over this beautiful country
landscape and behold God's world bathed
in His glorious sunshine, there is joy and
thankfulness abounding in my heart and
soul. I'm thankful to Him who gives the
sunshine and rain, and who makes the
breezes blow, and the fields of yellow
grain to ripen. But above all I'm thank
ful to Him for His living Word, that tells
me the great story of His Son Jesus who
died that sinner might be saved from
eternal darkness anch death to eternal
light and life. I oftentimes hear a song
entitled, 'Thank God,' which thrills my
heart and soul. I thank God for the
spiritual songs; poets who have written
such songs as There Is a Fountain,' 'Tell
It To Jesus,' 'Where We'll Never Grow
Old,' and many, many more. I never tire
of hearing such Gospel songs.
"This morning I feel that I should send
you a little offering, so I'm enclosing five
dollars. I know it isn't much, but I give
it in cheerfulness and humbleness, know
ing that it will be used to the glory of
God. May God bless you in your work,
and won't yjou pray that my life may be
a blessing to many travelers along life's
pathway? If we never meet this side of
heaven I know we will shake hands up
there. There we'll sit down to that sup
per in the sky, and while ceaseless ages
of eternity roll by we will live in the
brightness of eternal day. From a fellow
traveler on the road to that eternal home,
"HERMAN D. WALKER."
Brother Walker, I thank God for your
good- letter and the liberal offering. "May
God richly and abundantly bless and re
ward you, and may your life prove a
great blessing as you travel heavenward.
Indeed we live in a beautiful, wonderful
world, for which we should thank and
praise God continually, but we shall have
a far more beautiful, wonderful world in
which to live "in the sweet by and by"
when we meet Jesus in all His glory. O
that we might help tens of thousands live
for Jesus and reach heaven! "He that
winneth souls is wise." (Prov. 11:30).
How wonderful to be a real soul-winner!
By leading souls to Jesus, and helping
them reach heaven, we help save them
frojn that awful place of outer darkness
and eternal despair.
The Oak Forest baptizing was
held Sunday at the old Parks
'Mill. Successful revivals wtere
held recently, both at Oak For
est and Antioch.
Mrs. Will Anderson has been
recovering nicely from a recent
Jim Frank Roberts Is working
at Newton. He graduated In
electrical engineering, August 21.
Mrs. W. R. Wellborn, son, Dr.
BUI Wellborn, and a little girt,
all of Ellkln,, visited MiSs Ruth
Llnney Monday afternoon of last
week. Mrs. Wellborn, Dr. Well
born and Mr. and Mrs. Worth
Btfie also called to see Miss Ltn
n%p ^Sunday evening. She was
at dak Forest.
Monroe Smlthey saw a big
rattlesnake with many rattles at
4 sawmill place near the old
Aillpond on the old Tllley place.
Mr. and Mrs. Parker of Ad
vance, were in this vicinity last
Saturday, and also at Sparta. Mr.
Parker is the principal of Ad
vance school. He and Mrs. Par
ker ware seeking teachers' for
the 7th and 8th grades.
Carrier aircraft destroyed 12,
268 of the 15,401 Japanese
planes credited to U. S. Navy
and M.arlne Corps airplanes dur
ing World War II, a recent Navy
Jock Konupp Enlists
Winston-Salem ? Staff Sgt.
0. H. Phipps, Non-Commissioned
Officer in charge of Marine
Corps recruiting in Winston-Sa
lem has announced the enlist
ment of Jack Donald Kanuff in
the Marine Corps for a period of
three years. Youpg Kanuff is the
son of Blanche Kanuff of Route
1, North Wilkesboro.
Pvt. Kanuff at the present
time is undergoing ten weeks
of recruit training at Parrls Is
land, South Carolina after which
he will be promoted to the rank
of Private First Class and given
a ten-day leave. Upon the Ex
piration of the leave he will re
port back to Parris Island for
Many Johnston County farmers
are raising their own beef for
No. 1 ... $50.00
No. 2 ... $30.00
10 indies up in diameter.
5. 7Yi, 10 ft. in
Hickory Fibre Co.
North Wilkesboro. N. C.
Revival Under Way
At Pleasant Home
Revival services began Sunday
night at Pleasant Home Baptist
church near Millers Creek and
services are being held
7:16 p.~ m. , Rev. W. fl.
pastor, is being assisted by
Clete Simmons, of Blkln.
music will be rendered by
choir and quartets are Invited
to participate. ' "-WEI
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our kind of
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