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The assistant secretary of mininj
and engineering has gone to the trou
bit to compare the world's output t»i
work by nations.
He only gives the amount of work
done by human hands, coat, petroleum
products and water.
The American product stands out
t-s the leader of all nations as a ma
chine nation. He gives the propor
tions as folows: Human labor, 5.5;
coal 111; petroleum, t>7 and water at
12.3 which reduces human labor to
less than 3 percent of all the output
in the forces of energy, while ma
chines do .the other t»7 percent.
In Great Britain the ratio is human
4 and machinery- yti.. Germany wiiich
has so long been called the country
of greatest efficiency falls much be
low either the United States or Eng
land. In German seven men work
where only three are required in our
country and four in England. In iius
sia the proportion is CO men and 40
machines. The outsanding feature of
it all is the yellow races work them
selves while tlru* white races work
In China we find the human hand
doing 82 percent of all the work
while only 18 percent is done by ma
chinery. In Japan where so much talk
ol efficiency has come, men are still
doing 32 percent of the work and ma
chinery only 68 percent.
Of the larger nations, China is the
only one that has no water output,
China has a great rain fall and
many great rivers and high moun
tains which furnish water power.
It is interesting to we Amer
ican to know that our 100,000,0000
population is now doing ten times as
much as China's 400,000,000. In A
merica every person has 35 slaves in
the form of machinery, working for
h:m. In China each person has only
me-fifth of a slave working for him.
We remember China as the seat of
of the good inventions
And yet we see China doing nearly
*ll its work by human force, while
the new nations are leaving the task
to coal, gas and water.
Hut what if China would wake up
and harness the waters of her great
rivers, spin her own silk and manu
facture her own products then some
o) the more modern nations would
Jose a source of good trade in the
purchase of raw materials and in the
sale of manufactured goods.
The Dearborn Independent says:
"The English are finding us out
When they first condescended to no
tice that we really were making quite
* Vo of it on this side of the At
lantic, their reaction was one of as
tonishment, which never lasts long
with an Englishman; he proceeds at
once to analysis. Now a„al yitiß h „
come. The first report made in Eng,
knd was the astounding one that A
n*rican. worked no harder than Eng.
lirhmen. There were more fat busi
**** men in Aen »rica than in England
do not move nearly so rapidly
" b Undon Th *y not kill them
selves with business at all—they
h * re methods for that.
This was rather a facer to the
English and to us. We hardly reali*.
•A till then how true it is. We do not
woA harder; we only work to more
P&We make machinery do our
f' The newspaper headlines general
-] lj give a fairly good sight on events
f of the day.
One of oUr State papers this week
E carried accounts of four murders,
1 three murder trials, two shootings,
not fatal however, and some few ac
; cidental deaths.
If we should hear of as many mur
ders in Mexico as we do in North
Carolina, we would declare that there
; was a great state of insurrection pre
i vailing there.-We look at it different
t ly in our own midst and have no thot
. of uncivilized barbarism, but merely
look at it as individual killing,
, Of the cases of murder, it seems
L that jealousy is the biggest single
cause, and strange to say young wo
men play a big part, not only as the
vietms but frequently as the murder
Liquor at one time stood at the
head of the list of causes and while
it may be now, there is at least some l
doubt if it leads the wild jealousies
that can be found among the young
men and women both married and
ABSENTEE VOTING LAW HAS
SEKVEI) ITS PURPOSE
The law allowing absentee voting
lias doubtless filled its good purpose.
of good government and caused North
Carolina to be a better State, but its
day is evidently done.
It can not well serve any one now
except the professional politician, the
man with big money. The honest,
truthful, and quiet politician has no
chance against the shrewd manipula
tor who has charge of the electon ma
chinery. It opens the gate to fraud
und is hard to check against.
The next legislature might give this
question some thought. The people
would doubtless make a good bargain
if our lawmakers would change our
absentee election law for the Austral
ian ballot law.
Statesmen and citizens would wel
come such a law. What would the
politicians say ?
Too much advice at one end and no
solution whatever at the other has
lead us to the point where the farm
el plants his doom when he plants a
big crop and plants the same thing
when he plants a small one. A big
crop brings low prices; a small one
brings higher prices, but the increas
ed prices do not offset the decrease
made in crops.
Look around and see what things
receive little attention on the farm.
Chickens ure in the list, hams are
there too,- They bring good prices.
Then look at most anly ole journal
tnd you 11 see some one insisting
that the farmer raise more chickens
and more hogs. Follow this advice
under the present marketing system
and the raiser will find prices go
ing down, and the more he raises the
lower the prices go. It's natural.
Congress threw up its hands in de
spair and went home, leaving the
farm problem in the same old rut.
This is the end that has been ignor
ed, and so has it been at the expense
of the farmer.
Surely, we want and you want, too,
the farmer to grow enough to tmd
the mouths of all, but it isn't fair
to insist on his growing or raising
this in such quantities that the price
goes down, we buy cheaper and he
rides the fro at.
What are we going to do about it?
Well, there's the California Fruit
Growers Exchange; there's the raisin
growers,observe their workings and'
Our Bank Statement
——, Shows—— .
THAT BEAUFORT COUNTY IS IN A HEALTHY
FINANCIAL CONDITION, ANI) THAT OUR BANK
CONTINUES A STEADY, SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH
These Figures are Worth
"ISSNDENSED' STATEMENT* OF CONDITION AT
THE CLOSE OF; BUSINESS, JUNE 30TH, 1926.
I/jans and Discounts .....J $1,199,575.88
Stocks, Bonds and Securities 161,489.84
Furniture and Fixtures 16,882.07
Real Estate and Building 108,356.55
Other Assets . !.„• 1,977.50
Five Per Cent. Fund k 5,000.00
Cash and Due from Banks 368,084.43
Capital Stock 1 100,000.00
Surplus, Profits and Reserve , 126,616.18
Circulation ..... 98,400.00
Rediscounts _ 152,958.10
Dividends , . 5,000.00
Deferred Credits Due Federal Reserve
Rank . 34,710.18
Bank Deposits 41,686.13
:. _ $1,861,366.27
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