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Tuesday, April 28, 1936
Dangerous Place To Live
Tbe United States seems to be a dangerous place
to live in and it is apparently getting worse each
There is no greater evidence of the unsafe state of
society, liberty and freedom than that presented by
the Hauptmann case, wherein a man goes to tbe ex
treme of stealing and killing a child and then de
manding money for its return to its parents. Even
that is not the whole history of the case. We find
swindlers, thieves and liars rushing in and trying to
secure graft out of the innocent and unsuspecting in
connection with the case. Much money has been col
lected from those who were promised information,
Mrs. Evalyn Walsh MacLean paying $100,000 to
Gaston B. Means on one such promise. There cer
tainly were no less than a million lies offered as tes
timony in behalf of Hauptmann.
Perhaps the most astounding thing in the entire
proceeding was the act of the New Jersey governor,
when he, or some other person apparently within his
knowledge, tried to hatch up an alibi for Hauptmann
He actually tried to try tbe case himself?after judg
ment had already been passed by the courts?and so
anxious was he that some of. his friends kidnapped a
man and forced him to sign a confession that he was
the kidnapper of the Lindbegh baby.
The Hauptmann case proves that when money is at
stake, life, virtue and liberty have very little show.
It took several trials to get Christ to the Cross, but
He would not last 15 minutes in New York or Chi
cago today if there 30 pieces of silver offered for His
conviction. All because our love for money has in
creased, while our sense of honor and self-respect has
Living by the Golden Rule
Clarence Darorw, the noted Chicago lawyer, and a
Mr. J. T\ White, of Norlina, both claim that there
is no hereafter: that such an idea is silly, and to be
lieve such a thing shows the ignorance of those who
hold that belief. Mr. White goes on to say that if
everyone would live by the Golden Rule and forget
all this stuff about religion that has been taught by
some of our great leaders fV a hundred years, we
would get somewhere. f
Now, just how can Mr. White say we would get
somewhere when he also says there is nowhere to go?
And why should he rely on the Golden Rule without
telling us who gave us the Golden Rule?
The Golden Rule was not given us by man, but
by the Great Power that both Harrow and White try
in their own feeble way to discount. It is indeed for
tunate that their disbelief is not thought much of by
the many millions who know quite as much about
the subject as they do.
One thing that all people will have to say about
Mr. Darrow and Mr. White is that each of them
probably knows just as much about God and His
plans and of the Resurrection as did the buffaloes on
the western plains or the jackasses of the old world,
but no more.
The man who believes in God and serves Him will
have nothing to regret. On the other hand, if Mr.
Darrow and Mr. White are right, they have gained
nothing but may have lost much.
Political criticism is a fine thing when actuated by
the love for truth and the good of a country, but
when used for the purpose of misleading the public
mind, it is dangerous. For that reason it is necessary
tc be cautious in our thinking and acting on import
ant questions. It is easy to start a fire, but hard to
put it out; and just so with a falsestatement which
so often causes untold damage.
How About a Secretary of Peace?
We have a Secretary of War and a Secretary of
the Navy in our national cabinet, gshile our greatest
need it a Secretary of Peace.
It is the business of our War and Navy Secretaries
to prepare for war, when our chief need is peace. Yet
sat have no agency or individuals working for peace
Let us have a department that sriii teach peace
Plenty of Money
The National Banks of the country ihow more
money on hand at thi* time than at any period in
several years. This state of affairs was not brought
?about because of the efforts of that famous league,
but rather in spite of tbem.
When the policies favored by the Liberty League
were ruling the country, we had our period of great
est distress. Now that th^y have lost out, we have
more money and better times. And not only more
money, but more peace, more to eat, more to wear,
and more hope in life.
Mr. Roosevelt and his policies of government
are now in force.. The banks are full of money. Mr.
Hoover was in [rower when the banks were all break
ing three years liecauae they had no money.
Reply in Negative
Greensboro Daily News
"Are," asks Sandy Graham, "the fundamentals of
reading, writing and arithmetic soundly taught so
that all who leave the schools know how to-spel! cor
rectly, read intelligently and calculate with accur
They are not, Lieutenant Governor Graham. Nor
have they ever been. Thousands of our and your
generations, and hundreds before us, left the schools
without being able to spell correctly, read intelligently
or to calculate with accuracy. Some have left and
are now leaving college in that condition, and myriads
who come after them will do the same. We even sus
pect that there are teachers holding A certificates in
public school systems of North Carolina who cannot
spell their way correctly far beyond ba-ker in the
old Blue Back, lots of them, we know, cannot read
intelligently the constitution of North Carolina or the
public laws of 1V35, and there are members of the
faculty of the Greater University of North Carolina
who are never able to make their check stubs agree
absolutely with those of the banks in which they de
posit their pay checks.
In other words, what part of Candidate Graham s
question is not metaphorical is largely oratorical.
There are in every family of North Carolinians num
bering as many as five one or more members who
would hardly be taught to spell correctly by verbal
inspiration. Another would likely put the cart before
the horse ,and there will always be one who can't add
a laundry list.
We have never been certain that we knew all about
what this business of popular education is about; but
we have long been confident that it is not and cannot
be the matter of requiring any given group of pupils
to do the same thing in exactly the same fashion.
There should be discipline, and we'd like to see every
body spelling, reading anil ciphering with ease and
exactitude; but we hope for no better than that intel
ligent and honest men and women who have acquired
such training as is afforded by the state will pains
takingly try to impart such information as they have
gained to students who will, even as Sandy Graham
and we did, take it or leave it according to how they
feel at the time.
Baltimore Evening Sun.
The National Economy League, one of the organi
zations which, according to the Black committee, has
been receiving money in rather large gobs from many
of the same people who suppotr the Liberty League,
corns out today with a proposal for the reorganization
of relief cx|ienditures. The league would have the
states or other local bodies take over the whole burden
of administration of relief, with the federal govern
ment merely helping to pay the bills by grants-in-aid,
It's not a new idea, of course. The Liberty I-eague
has already toyed with it, and there has been at leas!
one good word said for it in these columns. But what
interests us is the argument put forward today in its
We quote the exact words of the statement:
"Such a program will save the federal government
nearly $2,500,000,000 a year and will not add to the
financial burden for relief which states and localities
are now carrying."
This sounds almost miraculous. In effect, it says
we shall continue to feed and clothe our unemployed,
but the federal government will save two and a half
billions and the states won't spend any more than
they are spending now I
Our argument for decentralizing the relief business
was, we thought, a rather slick one. It held that by
turning the money over to the states the President
could still hold his reputation as a humane man but
divest himself of the responsibility for the ensuing
scandals and smells. But that argument is nothing
compared to this new one whereby it is |>roposed to
support the unemployed at the expense of nobody.
Course on Marriage
Coldsboro Transcript and Messenger.
Many people may laugh about the endeavor, but
Syracuse University is going to follow others with a
course of lecures on marriage. Students demanded it.
There will be studies of health, factors in marri
age, the art of homemaking, the religious side of mat
rimony, and the emotional aspect of wedded life.
The aim is to lay some groundwork for what the
college considers, after all, "the moat important ca
reer for both men and women."
For no "profeaaion" today claims more millions
with less preparation than does marriage.
It has taken the world a long time to learn that
perhaps there U. a bit of science in matrimony as in
other endeavors. And a few ponlteri in advance may
dear up many a difficulty.
Incidentally, perhaps the Syracuse course ought to
be offered by mail aa well. Even the married couples
could freshen their outlook a bit.
U CARLOADS OF TEXACO WILL
arrive this week Texaco Fire
Chief Gasoline, Texaco Motor Oil
and Havoline Motor Oil?the fineet
gasoline and motor oil to be had at
any price. Texaco leads the way
Harrison Oil Co.
North Carolina. Martin County.
Under and by virtue of power of
sale contained in a certain deed of
trust executed to the undersigned
trustee by L. K. Rawls and wife.
Hattie Rawls. on the 22nd day of
April, 1920, and of record in the
public registry of Martin County, in
book U-2, at page 405. said deed ol
trust having been given for the pur
pome at securing ? certain note of
even date and tenor therewith, de
fault having been made in the pay
ment of the aaid note, and the stipu
lations contained in the deed of trust
not having been complied with, and
at the request of the holders of the
said note, the undersigned trustee
will, on Saturday, the 2nd day of
May. 1936, at twelve o'clock noon,
in front of the courthouse door in
the town of Williams ton, offer for
sale to the highest bidder, for cash,
the following described real estate,
Beginning at a lightwood stob,
running a west course to a green
pine, thence down Thin Branch a
south course to the run of Bear
Grass Swamp, thence an east course
up said swamp to pme a pine, a
Martha Gurganua' line to past,
thence an east course alone the
?aid Martha Gurganus' line to black
Cum, a corner, thence a north course
Jw Ndsalni. thlre?
Ave (SB) acre*, more or
This the lit day at April, It
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*7 4tw Trustee.
Elbert S Peel, attorney.
All Used Cars Must Be Sold at Once
SOME EXCELLENT VALUES
Terms To Suit the Purchaser
ROBERSONVILLE, N. C.
We cannot know where we will
be tomorrow. If we should be tak
en from those who depend on us for
food and shelter, we are doing our
duty toward them only if we leave
them LIFE INSURANCE. This de
pendable protection costs but a few
cents a day.
W. G. PEELE
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