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The Duplin times. (Warsaw, N.C.) 1933-1963, August 15, 1935, Image 4

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N. C. ', .. . A' v. ., - ' J.' ROBERT GRADY, Edtor-C ,wier R. O. (BOB) MAXWEJA, Contrluur. Editor '' 1 ' ' R. S. GRADY, Circulation Slanager . ' ENTERED AT THE POST OFFICE, KENANSVIU-C, N. C, AS SECOND CLASS MAIL MATTER. , RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION ONE YEAR (BY MAIL.), POSTPAID...... V SIX MONTHS - ' A DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL," PUBLISHED BY A DEMO CRAT AND DEVOTED TO THE MATERIAL, EDUCATION AL, ECONOMIC, AND AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS OF DUPLIN AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES. THURSDAY, AUGUST 15th., 1SS FROM THE SCRIPTX'KES "He W a good man, and lull of the Holy Spirit Kl faith. - Act. 11:84. . i ' . t GOLDEN GLEAMS Error of opinion may be tolerah-tf, h-'re free to combat It. Jefferson. reason Is left Political prognosticate arc now trying to teU us how the elec tion next fall will come out. Looking ahead, whether right or wrong, Is their stock in trade. Now comes the news that the United States has a magic ray that will locate ships fifty miles off-shore. If we could find one that would locate jobs. o Two little boys played war, the other day, in a neighboring state and one of them was killed with daddy's pistol. This is a tragedy that could have been avoided. Personally, and speaking for thousands of newspaper men, we welcome any scheme that holds out the hope that some day there will be a six hour, five-day work week. o Stamp collectors paid over a million dollars for imperforated and ungummed special issues. This ought to remove it from the fad class and put in the ranks of big business. o PROTECT OUR LAND Wind or water erosion Is given credit for the destruction of -61,465,097 acres of formerly good farming soil. The area Is almost as large as the State of Kansas, although' it is, of course, distributed more generally. Federal authorities predict that a continuation of the present lack of attention to this situation will mean that our agricultural lands will continue to be lost to these natural forces, which have beeil ag gravated by the methods we have adopted, cutting down our forests and unwise methods of agriculture. o THEE DDE EVERY HOUR Three persons meet death on the highways of the United, States every hour, according to the July 1st figures of the National Safety Council, showing that 15,030 lives were lost in motor vehicle casualties during the first six months of this year. i. ? Encouraging, however, Is the hews that 18 States and' some of our largest cities had substantial reductions In the death rate, North Dakota, with a 43 per cent cut, led the States, with Rhode Island, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon and Utah also reporting large reductions. 0 EARNINGS OF THE R. F. C. When the Reconstruction Corporation started making its loans, back in the days of the Hoover administration, there were many prop hets who firmly declared that the loans would never be repaid. The Government, said these criticsv would lose all its money eventually. A recent report from Chairman Jesse H. Jones presents a better picture. During the fiscal year ending June 30th the R. F. C. made a profit of $43,22.582. Money repaid the Corporation exceeded by S119, 062,819 the comparatively small disbursements. Assets and liabilities were around four and a half billion dollars. Of course, the R. F. C. will lose money on some of its loans. Any agency handling the huge volume of money it did would likewise ex perience some bad debts, especially when some of the loans were made with the idea of "saving" the banking, or Insurance, or some other "situation." Chairman Jones feels that the profits will in the long run make guuu any lusoes. nnen mis wing is seiuea up, ne says, in ien or fifteen years I think our earnings will offset our losses," o i "HIS FORMER PRAISEWORTHY LIFE" ' ' A few days ago neighbors in another state were amazed to dis cover the dead bodies of a man and his wife, both highly respected in the community in which they lived. Naturally, there was amazement and some curosity as to what happened, although it was plain to of ficers that the man had killed the woman and then shot himself. ... We are interested in the case mainly because the .magistrate conducting the inquiry urged the coroner's Jury to avoid the words 'murder and suicide'. He saw no reason to seek any motive and was anxious to "avoid the yellow sheets." While we find little reason to support his abhorrence of the words that naturally describe the trage dy, we can comment on another sentiment expressed by this official, Calling attention to the. fact that the men was "an outstanding citizen", and that the book of life was closed for him and his wife, the magistrate did not think that the officials "should consider a mis take made by a man for a few minutes that would affect his form er praiseworthy life." , "' ; ; TheVworld would probably be a much better place for us all If more of us Were inclined to take such a charitable attitude In our judgment of others. Too often good people are inclined to hound and damn an individual for a single mistake; forgetting, in their self- right eousness,, a life that, on the whole, has averaged up to a high attitude. ' ' THE EARTH'S ,AGE . . , Scientific approximations of the age of the earth, the solar sys tem, and the star galaxy are exceedingly interesting, although because based upon certain assumptions, there are wide differences. ' ' ; . ; Three principal methods are relied upon by these speculators One estimates geologic time by sedimentation. Another relies upon ra dioactive disintegration. Another is based on changes in the empera ture and elastic properties of the earth. The age of the earth .according to Dr. Robley D. Evans, of the Mass. Institute of Technology, lies between 1,850 and 8,500 million years. The ages of twenty-three Iron meteorites, which, came to the ground, some: from outside our solar system, ran up to ?,800 million years.- These estimates are based on the radioactive "clock." The geologists, measuring the sedimentation of great rivers dur ing known periods and calculating how many years it, required to build up land areas now existent,' only venture to got back as far as the Cambrian period, which they say was about 570 million years ago. This ' '. . fairly nicely with the estimate of the same period according ' r: lu.in'i s ve method. . c I- 'J T v; n I? w t LETTER The following old letter was written by a Confederate -soldier in line of battle during the Civil War. It was loaned to the TIMES by Miss Lula Hlnson, of Kenans ville, whose father was a Confect' erate officer and was Sheriff -of Duplin County for ' many years. The comments, shown below,; are by A. T. Outlaw, Register - of Deeds ,who is considered an au thority on local history and genea logy. The letter is substantially as follows: In Line of Battle - Petersburg; Va. August ,27th., 1894 Dear Laura: , I take advantage of the present opportunity to drop you a few lin es not that I have anything of in terest or Importance to commu nicate. My health is very good. I believe the heaviest duty suits by health best After the fight of the 10th inaf. we were ordered back to our position on the lines and our left resting; on : the Appomat tax. There has not been anything to disturb our quiet except an oc casional shell or minnle ball. On the 22nd. the Yankees made a demonstration in our front and for some time we thought we were to nave another bloody time of it but they did not come very near. There was a very severe battle on the Weldon R. R. on the 25th. inst We (A, P. Hill and 3 divisions) at tacked the Yankees in their rear whipping them from their works and taking 2500 live Yanks and 8 pieces of artillery. Our loss was so small that it is not counted. They always shoot to high when we get in their rear. Our prisoners or those token by us on the 19th. have hpn cut down to 2700. We took at least 4000 but the Yankees took them back and also our men who were guarding- them. I would like to hear from you people occasionally. Why do not Bet and M. W. write? What has become of Robert? TeU him he owes me two letters. He must answer one at least before 1 write again. What is John Nick doing- for a livelihood 7 What does he think of old Abe making peace with ua? We dirty Rebels in the ditches .would give a loud shout tf it comes. I have to talk pretty sharp to some of the boys who are despairing, low spirited, etc. 1 would be a dull tool myself but for some of our Editors who have be come so expert in lying that they, are really encouraging, some of them at least I have been in com mand of the Company for the last week. Lieut Watson is sick at the hospital. Capt Sam - procured a sick furlough for 30 days. It is the shortest, number of days that Is ever given. I understand he Intends to resign, etc. He got uncommonly friendly with me before he left for the hospital and we will try to do without him in the winter time if he will resign. We do not miss him during the fighting time. I must close. You must excuse my bad pen A c My love to family. Write soon to your affectionate bro. . H. V. Houston. 1 P. S. I understand you have a sweetheart He Is rather too old' so I object to him - the old Capt ain. Don't you really thfuk bim too gray? COMMENTS: Hiram .VanBuren Houston, writer of the foregoing letter, was a Lieutenant in Com pany C of the Slat N. C. Regiment i He was a brother of Captain Wil liam J.. Houston who was a bril liant Lawyer, Legislator and Soli citor; and who lost his life in bat tle near Ashby's Gap in ' Virginia during the War. Laura Francenia Houston, to whom the letter was written, was later the wife of Wil liam Thomas, Oates. She died about 1910. Hiram VanB. Houston died about J900. Bet and M- W.r refer red to in the letter, were his sis ters Catherine Elizabeth,: '.wife of John Nicholas Stallings, and Mary White, wife of Geo. .Washington CarrolL Stallings, later known as Doctor Stallings, was a prominent Lawyer f Duplin County for many y i and later an outstand ing Ef. t Minister of the State. Robert, l rred to, was his brother Robert I 'e Houston who was al so a Cos .irate soldier, and mar ried Al.ce Larkins of Wilmington. Their d.- Mer, Alice Irene, mar ried Jam, s Ellis. Abe, referred to, was Abrakara Lincoln. Lieutenant Watson, referred , to, was E. L. Watson who was later promoted to Captain.- Captain Sam, referred to, was CapUm Samuel M. Stanford who was a brother of John Dick son Stanford, a prominent Lawyer, Legislator and minister for many years. He resigned his Captaincy, as mentioned in the letter. There are portriata of. the said Capt Wil liam J. Houston and Dr. Jno Nich olas Stallings in Duplin v Courtroom. CONSCIENCE By DR. ZENO B. SPENCE.- Goldsboro, N. C, - , AU aboard! To begin with,; we are still talking about alcoholic drinks. Last, week we told vou to pack up and be ready, that we would suil out into the great spac es on the ship of imagination. - Can you imagination ? I can, and even now imagine myself staring out towards the great open spaces; out in that infinite distance where hidden secrets, yet to be discover ed, lurk in that great body of lu- mlniferious ether. I can . almost feel the pounding of the rays and waves as they shower down -about me. Rays traveling-at 186,000 mil es per second, showering down, pounding the beautiful flowers, the grass, trees and the very book I am holding in my hands. They are instantly reflected or thrown boun dinsr back and a sortion entering ,niy eyes with ,,, tremendous , if ores ' strike against the retina or back part of the enterior of my eyes, 'causing a sensation which being transmiu -.jJ i tic nerves prod i ful thing we c .! that for a wonderful j agination, but it is iu I open my eyes and sv: wonders about. What ft God we have to permit i hear, taste, smeii, teei, i give' us everything to i happy and' what a non-ap people to be, so unthaii many of us actually tram; goodness and destroy ti,o gifts that he has given ua. Well step right aboard, f are going to sail shortly, i out and away where there Is i to learn. Don't miss an i; this paper. TUNE IN f. WEEK, let your , conscience your guide. 1 " When in KINSTON Make Your Head quarters at ' E.' B. Marston Drug Store . Fresh Stock Seeds TURNIP, RUTABEGA, CABBAGE, KALE, ; and MUSTARD. THE BIG FOUNTAIN i Kinston, N. C, . Phones 50 and 51 'V:::::::::::::;: I TOBACCO IS SELLING HIGH AT i s ' ' ' ' ' ' . .. H CrutcMfeld Warehouse 1 1 ' 7 -, WHITEVILLE. N. C; 'i ' ' , 1 5 ' ' US - If FirctSaIes Next Week 4 j Monday ; Aug. 19 I I Wednesday " Aug. 21 :. 23- Friday Aup ,t;" --'.-..';:". Taylor -.'Matthews' - Criitchf ield -PROPS.; "fry Us" ';vf. . y5:::::::::::::::::::::::::ii!:::::::::::::::::ssfis!SiiiiS!i!S!!sii!si lilll..si..a VJCZD Fcnsrsl Service DAT PHONE 48 NIGHT PHONE 818 and Z0S 1 ( ' Ambulance "T M"t V tf Tf--wit nnr flnrwiT'i n rT'-rrrr-tr fl 'ir n''ir ant rini i;ti nmi aim jtihi rramrn-T nmr nnrnmrarmr irr iirnrflmr LAST WEEK . ; . ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY t h e Whiteville. Market proved to be a veritable gold mine to the tobacco growers of .astern North and South Carolina. Its six warehouses paid out mon ey at the rate o ... . . , . 1 X ; i-i Ln " r::: :ute -. ' to the, tobacco growers who sold on this market . . , v.-,., v -.. i'-,-., .-..v,. these two days. , - ' - - " ' ''.''''-;.'V,v;T.'VVv'";& .-,.,.:.':-:-' . " .s.-'.'l' ." ,.. ' U-T--'-:. .v'.-tA-ii' r;iA-.- "-"."i ,'.-''-,' "'i-'-v .(' .V V ' 11 - , - ' The gcter majority of the tobacco sold on this market was tobacco qf the com- ' mon cr rr.ciium types. However, with these first offerings warehouses average as hfcrh 3 $23.0 1 per hundred pounds for their entire sale. That is why everyone calls Vhiteville 'THE MONEY MARKET." ' ; , Buying competition is keen. -, Prompt courteous service awaits ybii in Whiteville. With six warehouses and three sets of buyers you are assured of a speedy sale. T -" r ) A n 1 1 V .j - :c' Do?;p-:'gv For Your Tobacco

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