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The 4-H Club?Builder of Youth 1
In the days ahead youth will be asked ^
to assume new responsibilities, undertake
bigger tasks, and to do more with j
less. Rural youth will face the tempta- ,
tions of high city wages, modern inven- y
tions and conveniences. To meet these
challenges will require the stamina, in- *
tegrity, and clear vision that comes from
experiences of rural life at its best. The t
4-H Club, if properly conducted, will *
provide the medium for giving the training
and experiences to best fit farm boys r
and girls to cope with these new situa- I
The objective of this organization is to \
give to your boy and girl training in bet- 1
ter oractices in agriculture and home
making, and in the broader phases of y
community organization and the finer
and more significant things of life. Thru (
youth organizations of the proper type (
we mold the destiny of our future. I
4-H Club work was established on the
basis of project activity. Each Club <
member is required to conduct a project 1
in agriculture or homemaking accord- i
ing to the instructions of the Farm or ]
Home Demonstration Agent and agrees 2
to keep an accurate account of the time ;
and cost of the enterprise. ]
Ownership is essential to thrift. To <
further encourage the boy and girl they
Should be given the, profits from their 1
jyork (after all expenses have been deducted).
Nothing could do more to des- ?
troy initiative and to discourage thrift
than to be deprived of ownership. That
iLS exactly what happens when John's
calf becomes Dad's cow and Mary's poul- <
try becomes Mother's hens. 3
Remember the 4-H Club is an organiza- !
tion for helping to train boys and girls J
in your community and for giving them
a broader knowledge of rural living and
to help them appreciate the advantages
of farm life, and at the same time train
them in the economical and practical
phases of agriculture and homemaking.
In brief, the 4-H Club is an organization
which trains farm youth in the art of
living. Every citizen has a very definite
part in making this possible for Jackson
County, the communities and the boys
and girls. However ambitious they may
be, full cooperation and support is necessary
for them to make the most of the
Comic Books Outlawed
For the past several years much has
been said in many quarters about the
evils of comic books which have become
more and more numerous on newsstands.
We read with horror the news
story of the two little boys who burned
their playmate to death "because we
saw it in a comic book"?or the incident
s of the child who was discovered sprinkling
ground glass into a pot of stew. He
too had "read it. in a comic book". The
supermen and Captain Marvel's who
stop trains with their fingers?or the
evil brains who destroy the world with
- .it. ii i i t
weird machinery run wiia in mese dooks:
Such wild fiction, so wildly distributed
to American youth is bound to have an
adverse effect upon their minds.
Some will argue that comic books are
only a form of fairy tale;;. One fact quickly
defeats that argument however. Fairy
tales are read by small children only . . .
they are a fantasy that we outgrow . . .
but comic books are widely read by high
school students, and many adults. They
are definitely more than "fairy tales"!
Canada has awakened to the danger of
this evil. Declaring that lurid crime
pictorials, or so called "comic books"
stimulate juvenile delinquency, the Canadian
Parliament has passed a bill ban
Svery Ninety Seconds
In the short space of time it will take
/ou to read this, a. home will burn somewhere
in the United States. That is the
iteral truth ? a home is destroyed ever}
Will your home be next? It can be ?
unless you take a few simple precautions
Dne of the greatest tragedies of dwelling
fires is that most of them could be easih
prevented. To take one example, care
lessness with cigarettes is a major cause
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)f disaster. So are overloaded eiecirica
circuits and frayed wiring. Ancf so . arc
improperly maintained stoves and heat
There are many other hazards tha
^xist, to some degree, in nearly ever}
home. Are your basement, attic and clos
sts littered with old magazines, old fur
niture, old clothes and other odds anc
-?nds that are all ready to feed a fire? Hou
rtbout cans of paint, cleaning solvents
ind waste rags? Fire loves them. Anc
remember that loose bricks in a chimney
or fireplace are just what fire is looking
The loss of a home is more than a purey
material waste. Fire insurance, vita
is it is, can't pay for everything. It car
^uild you a new house, but it can't replace
possessions whose value is largely
jxtrinsic. In many of our home fires, hunan
beings are killed, injured and mutiated
? and all the money in the worlc
lan't make up for that.
Watch the clock for ninety seconds
ind realize .that while you were doing i1
i home burned somewhere. When yoi
'eturn to your own home today, search
t from top to bottom for hazards and get
*id of them.
We Still Need Them All
Those who believe that navies will be
obsolete and unnecessary if war shoulc
:ome again, do not find their view sharec
Dy the best authorities.
Dr. Vannevar Bush, the distinguishec
scientist who is also regarded as one o:
the best informed civilians on military
matters, writes in his important book
Modern Arms and Free Men, "The Mis
sion of the ^Javy will be as important
and as difficttft,~ as it ever has been ir
history . . . We are a power in the work
and we intend to exert that power, i
need be, far from our shores to suppor
our friends and strike an enemy wher
he is the most vulnerable . . . We shal
still need to sweep enemy forces fron
the seas, whether they are under its sur
face or above it."
Weapons and techniques have chang
sd, but the role of the Navy has not. Once
for instance, the battleship was the shij
)f the line, the paramount striking force
Now, as Admiral Forrest P. Sherman ha:
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>diu, rui nit: iui csccduic luiuic, liic iao
carrier task force will be the principa
striking element in our fleets ? the cor<
ji their offeftsive power, available t<
strike far from\>ur own bases and to cov
sr and support the operations of othe:
Today, as yesterday, the security o
this nation rests upon all the fighting
services ? air, ground, and sea. Eacl
has its own vital job to do ? none i;
more or less important than another.
Words Of Wisdom
When you see a man with a great dea
of religion displayed in his shop window
you may depend upon it he keeps a ver;
small stock of it within.?Spurgeon.
The more we study, we the more dis
cover our ignorance.?Shelley.
If you wish to avoid seeing a fool yo"
must first break your looking glassRabelois.
Hain't we got all the fools in town o
our side? And ain't that a big enough ma
jority in any town??Mark Twain.
ning these publications in the dominioi
The bill, which passed the House of Corr
mons unanimously and the Senate by
large majority, prohibits the publicatioi
distribution, or sale of comic books thi
depict "the commission of crimes, res
Tl's nn onrnnrnrririrr rirn tVinf" fOTTW
where, someone has the tortiiude to c
something about a semister evil. It
to be hoped that perhaps in the not 1
distant future, some American law-mal
er will see the light and introduce
similar bill in our own Congress. Unt
that time though we will just have to s
back and let the kids go right on readin
their little "crime journals", while we ?
the same time increase the F.B.I, budge
to combat the results!
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, I tm 1LIVIN
By REV. HERBERT
1 What do you have to show for ]
having lived another year? The 1
New Year finds many people i
' thoughtful. Some make resolu- i
' tions which they keep; some make
I resolutions which they break.
I A correspondent once wrote de;
scribing a copy of the painting by
Watts, "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi,"
which translated means, "So Passes
Away the Glory of the World."
The painting depicts a man lying
? still in death covered with a white
1 shroud. No part of the face or
| body is exposed, but around the
central figure are a number of
, scenes depicting the various ex*
periences of a man's life. From
f these it is evident that he was
j wealthy, educated and appreciative
' In three corners of the painting
these words appear: "What I spent, I;
) I had. What I kept, I lost. What I j
1 gave, I have." |
} It takes most of us a long time
f to *earn ^at we
*'''9\ ^Wm wfllc^ we &lve
e 1Mb ^JfI t aw ay- Thisl
11'' sounds like ai
1 It paradox, but we'
i witness its truthfulness
~ BMi kept
, spent is of no use. Money spent
3 to purchase things for ourselves,
! we leave at death, if we keep
g them that long. That which we
give away represents an invest*
ment in others, and we never
1 know its ending.
2 The Everyday Counselor colj
umn is a modest effort to share 1
with others those experiences
"! which have either come to the
** writer personally, or have been
shared with him by others. When
f a correspondent writes me relaty
ing something which has been
3 holnfiil tn him I alwavs try to
?, , - pass
it on that others may also
S find help.
The modern everyday comforts
which we enjoy have come as a
result of the sharing with mankind
j of the research and inventions of
men of science.
? This is pre-eminently true in
y the realm of the spirit. Those
blessings which come to us from
Almightly God, often as a result
of much effort and even suffer'
ing, must be shared with others if
we are to enjoy their blessings to .
the fullest. Many people are!
U fruitlessly good. Their virtues;
_ are negative. They never learn to j
share wtih others the blessings of'
God, which bring the only true
joy and happiness into the heart,
n True virtue is fruitful only in;
EDITOR'S NOTE: The third
__ edition if Dr. Spaugh's little book
1. on successful living "The Pathway
to Contentment" is now available.
Orders may be sent to The Every
aay counselor, box bUdb, cnar-1
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' SPAUGH, D. D.
lotte 7, N. C. The price of the book
is $1.00 postpaid. It also
may be secured from your book- '
CAN YOU REMEMBER?
5 Years Ago 1
At the Smoky Mountain Court 1
of Honor held in Whittier, tenderfoot
awards were made to John H. 1
Robinson, Jr., Clarence H. Dil- 1
lard, Rufus Dillard, Homer Ray
Davis, Joe Wilde and Harold Morgan.
Dan Allison left Monday for
Raleighr where he will represent
Jackson county in the present session
of the general assembly.
The first baby to be born in
Jackson county this year arrived'
BUILT FOR M
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WHAT WOULD HAPPEN?
The Franklin Press
What would happen, should
jvery man, woman, and child in
his county resolve this New Year
;o do his or her best, every day
n the year, to make Macon Couny
a better place to live?
Reform and improvement, like
:harity, begin at home. And the >
!irst job of each of us, of course, '
s to make better individual lives;
:hen better homes and family i
ives; then better communities,
rhat is important; that is fun- <
iamental. But it is not enough. 1
To really do the job, we must i
:hink of Macon County as a whole, 1
is a unit. And this county is a 1
init; for each neighborhood is de- <
pendent, in one way or another,
jn the rest of the county, and the ^
county is dependent, in one way 1
>r another, on each neighborhood. 1
Such an attitude, such an en- <
ieavor, put into practice every 1
lay, would make 1950 the greatest
rear in Macon County's history. ,
\nd it wouldn't cost a cent!
PARKING METERS AN ASSET
The Transylvania Tlmee
After 31 months in operation,
the parking meters in Brevard
have fully paid for themselves and
are now the sole property of the
During the past two and oneat
9:35 A.M. in the form of a son
weighing 9 pounds and 13 ounces
to Pfc. and Mrs. James Ear wood
Memorial services for Cpl.
Harry A. Kirsch, who died in
Germany on November 15, the
husband of Hazel Allison Kirsch,
will be held Sunday afternoon,
Jan. 7, at the First Lutheran
church in Asheville.
15 Years Ago
Members of the 1934 Senior
class held a reunion of the class .
at the school cafeteria last Wednesday
evening. 24 members were
present with their sponsor, Miss
Edith Buchanan, the grade mother,
Mrs. E. E. Brown, and Prof.
ISTALLATION OF NEW
il TRUCK Ml
rEW ALL PURPOSE FUL
QI7CC TURIi ft Y
UlfcLU I IIIIU VIM A
[ud roads and pavee
:ed to stand up undi
^ long life servh
of roads ? si
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Thursday, Jan. 5, 1950
PAPERS SAY S
half years, a total of $30,263.75 J
has been collected in them and I
half of this amount has gone into
the town treasury.
This speaks mighty well for
Brevard. In many places where
meters have been installed, they
have been operated at a loss, and
in some instances, the meters wetfe
removed being in use for only
The parking meters here are
unquestionably an asset to tie
town. No one has suffered because
of the few pennies it tak&s
to park in the business section eft
the town, and at the same tinpe
the increased cost of town opeifa.
tion has been taken care of without
raising the tax rate here* /
An even brighter side of tine
parking meter subject is the fict
that in the future the 10 to u2
thousand dollars collected in theita
annually win go mio me ww?
treasury. - \
Make a New Year's resolution
not to begrudge the brownies lit
will take in 1950 to park uptown.
and Mrs. W. C. Reed. ,
Miss Noracella McGuire will go
to Atlanta tomorrow to resume
her studies in Southern Dental
College after?spending the tyblidays
with her parents, Drs^ McGuire.
Miss Virginia Picklesimer has
returned to Salem, Va., after
spending a few days with her
mother, Mrs. S. W. Bryson.
20 Years Ago
Prof. C. H. Allen of Cullowhee
will be the guest speaker at the
meeting of the Sylva P.-T.A. next
Miss Louise Mason who is a
student at the Asheville Normal
spent*- the vaction with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Mason.
The past week was observed at
WC.T.C. as "live at home ^ek'\
complying with a request o^^v.
Gardner $or all state institutions
to do this. Miss Mattox, dietitfon
planned every meal in such a way
as to use only N. C. products as
far as possible and practicable.
:e on all kinds
se us for your y