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Tuesday, May 5, 1942.
Butinetk Before Country
Powered by war friction, the spotlight has
been turned on the faults and shortcomings of
America. Few agencies, institutions and even
few individuals have escaped the glare of the
tell-tale light. It is hard to believe that Am
ericans would intentionally sell their country
short, but working under cut-throat practices
we have about sold our birthright for a meas of
pottage. We have placed business before coun
try and money before principle.
We don't like to think that the Standard Oil
magnates, the General Electric, the Aluminum
Company of America and a large number of
other giant firms deliberately hamstrung Am
erican industry and forced this country Into
a second rate position when it came to match
ing the war effort in Germany. Recent light
thrown on the patent system and cartel agree
ments would indicate that industrial leaders
saw only the mighty dollar. They gambled with
the fate of their country. They restrained trade
by monopolistic maneuvering. Americans paid
through their throats for any advancements
they gained, one report stating that an article
costing about $5.50 per unit for manufacture
was sold for more than $500 to satisfy patent
rights and cartel agreements. We not only sur
rendered our research gains, but we also made
no claim to research gains advanced by other
nations, Germany in particular. Every dollar
gained for investors under the system is call
ing for many thousands today, and those dol
lars are coming from every group. When the
final accounting is made, the investors or stock
holders will have lost more than they gained,
and the other millions will have spent billions
that could have been saved had it not been for
International maneuvering based on financial
gain and void of principle. And those manipu
lators have the audacity to talk about slow
downs by workers in our war industries.
Playing the role of a people's democrat for
the present, Josiah W. Bailey is seeking renom
ination and reelection to the United States
Senate, but in doing so he does not pledge his
efforts in representing the common masses for
long. It is a habit with Mr. Bailey to hop on
the wagon just prior to the primary and wan
der far, far away fro mthe common people once
his security has been established for another
si* years. Seeking reelection six years ago, Mr.
Bailey told in a speech in thii county how he
had aided in clearing the roads of the Hoover
cart. Those who had studied the record knew
he was boasting of a task well done but virtual
ly without his help.
Mr. Bailey has been in the Senate almost
twelve years. Not a single constructive act
done in the name of humanity is traceable to
his efforts during that time. He has, for the
most part, played the role of a self-appointed
critic. He did not favor aid to the hungry. He
dodged or otherwise refrained from going to
the aid of a struggling agriculture. He kept
company with another daw.
At the present time Mr. Bailey is represent
ing the people, possibly because the wishes of
the people coincide with his own. But let Mr.
Bailey say now and say in a loud voice where
he will be and what we will do with this up
heaval is ended and the peace is to be written
and the readjustments are to be made. Will Mr.
Bailey cuddle up in the corporation camp and
ignore the common masses? Will he represent
Josiah Bailey or will he represent his people,
the common masses? Judging from his past
record, Mr. Bailey will be a dangerous man for
the common people to have in the United States
Senate in a post-war period. His brilliancy is
to often mentioned, but his power there will
only able him to serve a selfish group better
without bringing condemnation down upon his
head from the common masses.
In H. T. (Dick) Fountain, Bailey's opponent
!? the coining primary, the common man has
a real friend, a dependable friend, a friend who
not captivate Washington in a religious
but who will be found on the right
arben the entries are made in the record.
. Fountain has very little money to in
to a campaign If ha had had money in
years gone by he would have been seated in
high public office and not counted out by vote
stealing in good old democratic North Caro
lina. Reputable historians will, in years to come,
thro wsome interesting light on North Caro
lina politics, and then the people will know that
much of the democracy about which we so loud
ly boast was little more than a controlled or
North Carolina has a chance to start clean
ing its senatorial house, and if action is not
taken in that direction now it is highly proba
ble that the common people will regret their
indifference in the years to come.
Controlling The Floodt Of Hatred
By Ruth Taylor.
When the snows melt on the far off moun
tain tops and the spring rains begin to fall, then
those who dwell by the great river watch for
flood waters. What may be life-giving streams
to great parts of our land are devastating tor-;
rents to other sections. Flood control is a vital
subject to those who dwell in the lowlands
through which the rivers course.
The government engineers have made great
strides in averting the damage of flood. They
have built great walls to wall off the rivers;
they have reforested great tracts of land to
absorb the excess water; they have built great
dams to hold back to torrents and to control
their flow into other areas so they may make
fertile great wastes.
All this is most essential? but even more
necessary today is a system of hate control. As
the fortunes of war wage and wane, and as|
grief and loss touch us more and more close
ly, there is growing in this land of ours increas
ing hatred and bitterness. Shall we let this flood
warp and destroy much of what we hold dear?
We need to build walls of understanding to
hold the hatreds out. For mutual understanding
leads to mutual trust and in trust there is no
We need to reforest the scarred places in our
minds?scars caused by hatred, bitterness, de
spair and intolerance?to reforest them with
understanding, compassion, friendliness and
We need to dam back the floods of hate with
bulwarks of education? education in positive
democratic living, in putting into practice in
our everyday life the things in which we be
We need to divert the stream of hate into
useful channels, concentrating it on an ideology,
not on peoples or races?hating only the evil
act or quality. Our hatred must run between
such concrete walls of our wills, that we will
not be guilty of either injustice or intolerance
to any member of any group merely because
of his race or crede or color, no more than we
would want him to be guilty of these towards
us. Thus and only thus can we control the flood
waters of hate.
100 Plans For Post-War World
Here we have been laboring under the im-1
pression that all energy is being devoted to the
task of winning the war but the Twentieth
Century Fund Survey points out that more
than one hundred governmental and private
agencies are at work on post-war planning.
The survey shows that thirty-five govern
mental agencies, thirty-three private, eleven
industrial and financial, sixteen trade associa
tions and seven rail and highway, water and
other transportation agencies are now busy
formulating plans to lick the peace.
Certainly, it is intelligent to seek to devise
a procedure to avoid the mistakes of the past
and we hope that some of the agencies now busy
will be able to protect the interests of the gen
eral public in whatever happens after the war
The trouble with almost any private organi
zation is that it tends to over-emphasize the
importance of its group and overlooks the
| rights of other sections of the population. It
may be, with so many at work, something like
justice will be recommended, at least.
A Breach In The Home Defense
Christian Science Monitor.
War plays subtle tricks. It strikes where least
expected. Sometimes the attack is far from the
field of battle,"as when war sends its spearhead
of hysteria deep into the juvenile mentality
and young gangs run amuck.
Recently a band of 13- to 16-year-old boys
were apprehended for a series of nearly fifty
robberies. This happened in a city in Massachu
setts. It is not an isolated case. Similar things
are happening all over the Nation.
Juvenile delinquency is on the climb. In Eng
land during its first year of war, juvenile de
linquency among children under 14 jumped 41
There is an undercurrent of tension these
days. The children sense it. Older brothers are
off 10 war; Parents are occupied with war work
or civilian defense jobs. Relaxation of discipline
occurs in many homes.
Everyone seems to have "war work" except
the youngsters?these 13- to 16-year-olds. They
are old enough to feel the war, too young to
have a part in it.
Fortunately the danger to the community is
recognized. Settlement houses, youth organiza
tions .public playgrounds, and camps are speed
ing up a major offensive against the menace of
wartime delinquency. It wil ltake concerted ef
fort to mend this breach in the home front
Here, surely, is an opportunity for a civilian
defense job of the moat vital sort.
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