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The Journal - Patriot
INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS
Published Mondays and Thursdays at
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
JULIUS C. HUBBARD?MRS. D. J. CARTER
1932?DANIEL J. CARTER?IMS
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(In Wilkes and Adjoining Counties)
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Entered at the postoffioe at North Wilkes
boro, North Carolina, as Second-Class matter
under Act of March 4, 1897.
Thursday, January 5, 1950
Polio Campaign Touches
Hearts Of The People
January is here and time for the an
nual campaign for funds for the National
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
This campaign as no other reaches the
hearts of Wilkes county people, because
the Foundation has done so much to aid
the many unfortunate victims of infantile
paralysis in Wilkes county.
Wilkes has gone through two epidem
ics of polio, and many of those victims
were aided greatly by Foundation funds.
With but very few exceptions the families
could not have paid for the costly treat
ment and care given the patients while
they suffered from the disease, and could
not have paid for the operations, braces,
special shoes and other things used to re
In 1944 there were 38 cases of polio.
In 1948 there were more cases in the
worst epidemic in the history of the
In 1949 there were but few cases in
But the need for funds is perhaps great
er than ever because there were more
cases in the United States in 1949 than in
any year in the known history of infantile
paralysis, although the epidemic did not
strike in our midst here.
The National Foundation is out of mon
ey, and the campaign must be successful
this January or the Foundation will not
be able to care for future victims of polio
and will not be able to carry on research
which medical men believe will lead to
finding preventative measures to blot
that scourge from the human race.
Polio may strike here again this year,
or next. Your own child may be a patient,
and if the March of Dimes is not success
ful the National Foundation will not have
funds to give that child the care and
treatment it must have to prevent crip
The lower percentage of permanent
disability among polio patients is due to
the splendid care and treatment given
patients,* the cost being provided by
chapters of the National Foundation. If
your child has polio now the chances are
greater for a complete or near complete
recovery, because the Infantile Paralysis
Foundation gets the funds in the cam
paign each January to pay for good care
and treatment, and for corrective surgery
after the disease has done its damage.
Edward Bell has been appointed chair
man of the polio campaign in Wilkes. An
organization is being perfected to try to
carry the appeal to every man, woman
and child in the county. The combined
efforts of all public spirited people must
be had to make the campaign a success.
Already the National Foundation has
advanced more money for care and treat
ment of Wilkes patients than ever will
be raised in campaigns here. But we can
do our part in carrying on this work on
a national scale.
Taxes Can Kill
The gravest and most far-reaching in
ternal issue this country faces is the cost
of its government. And of all issues, it
is probably the least understood.
At a time when the Federal govern
ment's income is at a near-record peak,
and when the burden of taxation borne
byHhe people is without precedent in
days of pefce, the nation is unable to
make both ends meet It is running a
heavy deficit which will be added to tne
towering national debt?a debt which is
a direct obligation upon every man with
an income, a piece of property, or mater
ial resources of any kind.
There is, of course, a glib answer to
all of this. It is: "Tax the rich man and
the rich business?let them carry the load
for the rest of us." But the fact is that
we could tax the rich into financial ex
tinction and the proceeds wouldn't even
come close to paying the bill. It is the
tens of millions with moderate means?
not the few with large means?who are
hurt by extravagant government.
But that is not the end of the story.
Something infinitely ominous is quietly
happening in this country. Taxes are kill
ing our economic growth.
A recent article in Newsweek describes
this. Sales of common stock in industry
largely determine whether we shall have
good times or bad, an expanding economy
or a static economy, more employment or
less in the future. Yet, Newsweek says,
last year trading in stocks accounted for
only four per cent of the national income
where, in the 55 years prior to 1930, it
averaged more than 40 per cent. This
means, the magazine goes on, that "if
most of our corporations were not already
in existence, it would be impossible today
to create them." The money that once
went into the enterprises upon which our
living standards and our world leadership
are built is being taxed out of existence.
George Sauer, Navy head football
:oach, resigns when two of 'bis assistants
are fired. Indicating that while George
may never have been an officer, he re
tains the instincts of a gentleman.?
Greensboro Daily News.
-T H E
By Rey. Herbert
Spaugh, D. D.
What do you have to snow ior naving
lived another year? The New Year finds
many people thoughtful. Some make res
olutions which they keep; some make
resolutions which they break.
A correspondent once wrote describing
a copy of the painting by Watts, "Sic
Transit Gloria Mundi," which translated
means, "So Passes Away the Glory o
the World." The painting depicts a man
lying still in death covered with a white
shroud. No part of the face or body is ex
posed, but around the central figure ai
a number of scenes depicting the variou
experiences of a man's life. From the
it is evident that he was wealthy, highs
educated and appreciative of art.
In three corners of the painting thes
words appear: "What I spent, I hac
What I kept, I lost. What I gave, I have.
It takes most of us a long time to lear:
that we keep only that which we give ?
way. This sounds like a paradox, but we
witness its truthfulness every day. Money
which is kept and never spent is of no
use. Money spent to purchase things for
ourselves, we leave at death, if we keep
them that long. That which we give away
represents an investment in others, and
we never know its ending.
The Everyday Counselor column is a
modest effort to share with others those
experiences which have either come to
the writer personally, or have been shared
with him by others. When a correspon
dent writes me relating something which
has been helpful to him, I always try to
pass it on that others may also find help.
The modern everyday comforts which
we enjoy have come as a result of the
sharing with mankind of the research and
inventions of men of science.
This is pre-eminently true in the realm
of the spirit. Those blessings which come
to use from Almighty God, often as a re
sult of much effort and even suffering,
must be shared with others if we are to
enjoy their blessings to the fullest. Many
people are fruitlessly good. Their virtues
are negative. They never learn to share
with others the blessings of God, which
bring the only true joy and happiness in
to the heart.
True virtue is fruitful only in sharing.
Editor's Note: The third edition of Dr.
Spaugh's little book on successful living
'?The Pathway to Contentment" is now
available. Orders may be sent to The
Everyday Counselor, Box 6036, Charlotte
7, N. C. The price of the book is 61.00
postpaid. It also may be secured from
Dewey Rules Out
Race In Year 1952
Portland, Ore.?New York's
Governor Thomas E. Dewey isn't
going to change* his mind and
run again for the presidency.
That's "as certain and final ps
death and the staggering New
It's what he told a long-time
friend in a letter answering the
John C. Higgins, who man
aged Dewey's Republican pri
mary campaign in 1948 in Ore
gon, said he had heard of po
litical stirrings in the East, sug
gesting a move was afoot to get
Dewey to run again. So he wrote
This, he said yesterday, was
"Nothing could arise now or
in the future that would lead
me to be the nominee for our
party in 1952. My decision on
this matter is as certain and
final as death and the staggering
New Deal taxes."
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FROM THE OLD MILL STREAM
Most of the Industry in our Piedmont Carolinot
was "down by the Old Mill Stream" when this cen
The rains came, and sometimes the little riverside
plant went out with the flood.
Then adventuresome engineers began to turn
power wasting at falls and shoals Into electricity.
They transmitted It to towns located a safe dis
tance from the rivers. Factories Increased, and
their loss by flood ended.
They increased so fast, in fact, that such river
sites as could be reached and profitably developed
were "used up." Too, it was found that, in time
of drought, streams proved Inadequate to power
needs in the awakened Piedmont.
In the 1920's, facilities for steam generation were
begun and have continued steadily until today
they provide most of the power delivered by the
Duke System. In our present expansion program,
one plant alone* will produce more than one-sixth
as much power os was used lost year In oil the ter
ritory served by the Duke Power Company.
?The Lee Plant, now under
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