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D. J. CARTE
•bANIEL J. CARTER—1945
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(la Wilkes and Adjoining Counties)
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Entered at the postoffice at North Wilkes-^
bero, North Carolina, at Second-Class natter
under Act of March 4, 18®7.
Thursday, June 29,1950
Supreme Test For
The United Nations created the country
known as South Korea and has recognized
Chinese communists, evidently with the
backing of Russia, Sunday attacked and
marched into Korea without warning or ,
The situation there will make or break
the United Nations and will either guide
the world toward peace or plunge it into
The following editorial from Wednes
day's Greensboro News explains the posi
tion of the United States in the far east
"As this is written it may well be, on the
face of fast-unfolding events in the Far
East, that world peace is hanging precari
ously in the balance.
"The American government, to which
the rest of the democratic world looked
for leadership and decisive action to main
tain any stand taken by the^ Bjossisuuhoy-^i
cotted^U»ited Nations, met the challenge
promptly and bluntly. President Truman
ordered "air and sea forces to give the
Korean government troops cover and sup
port." There can be no doubt as to what
that means. If there was, it would have
been shattered by semi-official reports that
American planes had* already gone into
action over Seoul, avowedly in protection
of the airport from which American citi
zens would have to be evacuated from the
South Korean capital.
"Nor did the President stop with that.
A sharp and abrupt change in American
policy as affecting the entire Far East was
enunciated in announcement that the chief
executive had also ordered the Seventh
Fleet to prevent any attack on Formosa.
That terse announcement too tells its own
story and conveys its own highly serious
"What nas nappenea is mat govem
ment has been coerced into the long avert
ed showdown, where moral forces could no
longer back off and where our own security
and the peace of the world were obviously
at stake. The choosing was nOt of our own.
It was forced upon us if our prestige was
to be sustained and our promises and com
mitments to our former allies, the forces
of democracy and the highest obligations of
the United Nations were to have any fur
ther substance and meaning.
"Major part of our international obliga
B tion was and is to protect and extricate the
U. N.'s own commission which supervised
the Southern Korean election, is still in the
war-torn Seoul area to see that fairness
and justice rule and has all the while been
denied admission to North Korea for similar
inspection and report to its parent organ
ization. Thus the United Nations is squarely
in the middle of the aggression which the
North Koreans committed.
"All that we are demanding is that
Communist invaders return to their own
borders, that the United Nations' cease
firing order be obeyed and that established
channels for peace and protection be per
itted to function in the name of a U. N.
:h had already acted but depended al
solely upon us for any effectiveness
ieting the crisis which had exploded
«jjj prayerful contemplation we await
of the fateful hours ahead. It
now of what the men
for better or for
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sliced by as *uuwi »o j
cent. This was mady| the subject of a]
Chattanooga News Free Press cartoon!
which is both amusing and instructive. The j
| cartoon points out that the average Rus-1
sian worker is paid the equivalent of $34.61 j
per week. It then shows jvhat, after the
wonderful price cuts, he' must pay for)
Pork costs him $4.00 a pound and rice
$1.67. A pound loaf of bread comes to 68
cents, and butter is $5.00. A man's suit
can be taken off the shelves for a mere
$280.00, while a woman's dress is given
away $110. A table model radio can be
had for $272, and a midget motor car for j
$2,000. All the worker has to do is to save
enough each week out of his $34.61 to buy
what he wants!
Here are the fruits of total government )
ownership and control of production and
distribution. Retailing in Russia, for exam
ple, is non-competitive as we understand
the word. The state runs the stores — aside
from a few luxury emporiums which can be
patronized only by the ruling class — and
determines what will be stocked and what
will be charged. The customer can like it
or lump it.
Contrast this with the stores which are
found on every Main Street in America—
the chains, the independents, the specialty
shops, the super-markets and so on. The
results of a free, competitive market are
evident on every side—better goods, at
tractive service, and the lowest possible j
By Rev. Herbert
Spaugh, D. D.
A field or irarrifm whiVh
under regular cuitivatiuif is much easier
-to-^dow &nd prepare fori^ new crop than
one which has been allowed to fall into
neglect. It is much more difficult where
the field has to be prepared from land
which has been covered with trees and
So it is with the Jiuman heart. It is much
more difficult to plow up a life which has
long been overgrown with sin, bad habits,
bad thinking, selfish ambition. Sometimes
it takes spiritual dynamite to dislodge the
deep-set roots of sin.
After a crop has been planted, there
must be regular cultivation of the fields
and weeding of the gardens. Simply plant
ing the seed is not enough.
The same holds true with the spiritual
life. The services of the church are offer
ed as spiritual cultivation to the hearts and
lives of its members.
During many years of counseling with
people in personal problems, I have learn
ed that the regular church attendant who
is happily engaged in its work usually finds
solutions for his problems as he goes
along. It's the careless church attendant
or the one who doesn't attend at all who
gets into trouble.
Summer time is here and it is going to
become increasingly difficult to carry on
the program of our churches as we pre
pare ourselves for the "summer let do^n."
Some churches even consider it wise to close
Sunday school for the summer. In some
sections of the country churches dispense
with all services for the summer. But the
Devil doesn't take a vacation. We wouldn't
think of ordering our fire departments and
police departments to close for the sum
Let's be consistent. If you aye away from
your church on the week-end, then seek
another church. The chnrch is our first line
of defense on the spiritual front. We can
be sure that Communism isn't going to
take a vacation this summer.
Wherever you go, take your Bible with
you. That should be just as an important
part of your vacation equipment as your
toothbrush. If you are at some resort on
Sunday, and you can't take the children to
Sunday school, then hold Sunday school at
home. Spiritual food is just as necessary
in the summer as it is in the winter.
Keep the spiritual field plowed and un
der cultivation regardless of the season
of the year.
As yau pack your hand bag for a vaca
tion or week-end trip — let me recom
mend "Daily Light on The Daily Path."
You can't afford to be without this book.
on the administration of Gover
Some leaders said privately that
the defeat of Senator Prank P.
Graham constituted a serious re
versal for the administration.
Others, who admitted it would
have sdme effect tended to mini
mize it. Others said they though
it would have little effect at all.
. Governor Scott's office dis
closed that Scott, after an un
successful effort to phone Smith
this morning, sent him a hand
written letter extending congratu
The governor appointed Graham
to the Senate in one of the big
gest political surprises in recent
state history and threw the, full
weight of his administration be
hind Graham in his campaign for
One of the few willing to .com
ment for publication was State
Democratic Chairman Everett Jor
dan of Saxapahaw who said, "I
don't think it will make any dif
ference one way or another. I
think the Scott administration is
Jordan maintained a position of
strict neutrality in the campaign.
The day also brought comment
from Jordan and Smith on pub
lished reports that the Smith for
ces would seek to oust National.
Committeeman Jonathan Daniels'
who supported Graham strongly;
in the campaign.
"Political gossip," said Jordan, t
He said that he had heard nothing
of such a move and "Idon't
think that there's anything to it."
Smith said that although some
of his supporters may feel that
way he had not even thought
about it one way or another.
Daniels had no comment.
It appeared unlikely that the
Smith forces could oust Daniels if
they tried. National committeemen
are elected by the state delegation
to the party's national convention
for a term that runs to the next
convention, and Daniels was elec
ted to fill his unexpired term by
the Democratic National Commit
tee on the recommendation of
the state committee.
Crosby Doesn't Know
'A Thing' About Split
NEW YORK — Bing Crosby
returned home - aboard the Queen
Elizabeth yesterday, pulled up a
trouser leg -for a "cheesecake"
photo, and said he didn't know a
thing about reports that he and
his wife, Dixie, might seperate.
Crosby cheerfully suggested that
reporter's are "in a rut" for ask
ing about his martial difficulties.
"I don't know a thing about it,"
He said Mrs. Crosby is in Cali
fornia but will arrive here later
in the week.
However, in Hollywood, Cros
by's brother, Larry, said that Mrs.
Crosby has changed her mind and
won't come to New York- She will
wait until he arrives in Holly
wood next week to join him, he
Infected seed often are the
source of bacterial blight, a dis
ease which sometimes causes
heavy losses in commercial bean
plantings In Eastern Carolina.