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THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 1943
THE NEWS - JOURNAL, RAEFORD, N. C.
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Published Every Thursday at
RAEFORD, N. C.
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DOVGALD COXE, Editor-Manager
! Entered as second-class mail matter at the post
office at Raeford, N. C, under Act of March 3, 1870.
A Good Job Well Done
Air Invasion Less Likely
Apparently Army officials in charge of the de
fense of our coast line feel that the danger of an
assault upon the east coast of the United States
has greatly lessened since the fall of Africa and
This week the work of air spotters in many
sections has been greatly curtailed and civilian
groups have been virtually eliminated by an or
der of the War Department, except as a reserve
Germany is being driven back slowly towards
her own borders. Hitler might still attempt a
nuisance raid upon this country with the avia
tors undertaking it purely on a "suicide" basis,
but the danger of effective or continuous raids
here seems to have passed. Our armies are yet a
long way from the borders of Prussia but at
least one phase, that of expanding conquest by
either Germanv or Japan, is now over.
Morgenthau Meets "Muley"
Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau
has, of course, had many meetings with Con
gressman Robert L. Daughton, chairman of the
House Ways and Means committee. This week
he met "Muley" Bob Doughton's heels.
A few days" ago the Secretary announced a
new and extremely inclusive tax program
which would add about 40 percent to the pres
ent income and victory tax laws..
The venerable North Carolina representat
ive is said to have taken but one look at the
proposed tax bill and the high expectancy of
the Treasury department probably reached a
new low soon after he told reporters that:
"I feel that the Secretary's program is more
1 ambitious and calls for more tax, in the ag
gregate, than the taxpayers can reasonably
bear at this time, in view of the already heavy
tax liability. . . I do not ses at this time
how we can m.'ke the full increases request
ed, either individual, corporate, or excise
"Any benefit which might arise from the
effect of the Treasury's plan in curbing infla
tion would be more than offset by such unbear
able increased burdens, which may well have
a tendency to break down the morale of the
"I think some of the increases recommend
ed on excise taxes are utterly indefensible
picking out a few articles that are already
taxed excessively high and Imposing on these
articles greatly increased rates, leaving with
out any tax whatever other articles which
cannot be classed as necessities."
Thus ends the first round of the 1944 tax bout.
There'll be a number more. But in the end,
long about the time the first payment is past
due the taxpayers themselves will be the ones
to get the final and knock-out blow.
c Patrol To Have A Guide
' An official list of the duties of members of
the highway patrol of the State is now being
drawn by State's Attorney-General Harry Mc
Mullan. This list is to be a guide showing what
the patrolman is required and expected to do.
The guide is an outgrowth of the recent incid
ent at North Wilkesboro in which patrolmen
were implicated in the notorious liquor deal
ings of that section.
On this guide, the Fayetteville Observer com
ments: In general, it is probably a good thing to as
sert the limitations of activity of a special law
enforcement body. The State highway patrol
is a body of admirably trained young men w ho
do a good Job of protecting public safety on the
roads. They can continue to do a good job if
they are left to concentrate on that, going into
other activity only when a most serious emer
There is always a temptation that a special
agency like the patrol will be used for general
law enforcement work. Communities find it
so easy and so handy to call in the patrol if a
detail is stationed nearby. The patrol mem
bers themselves possibly are tempted to act
outside thrir field where they come across ev
idence of law violation when such evidence
is found in the course of their proper activity.
But it is well for Hie attorney -general to re
mind all concerned that a special law enforce
ment agency is meant to perform special and
Here is another instance of the paternalistic
attitude that has been taken by the higher gov
ernment toward that of the smaller ruling unit.
The count" or town police have been unwilling
to or unable to cpe with or solve a local trouble
some co:icIiion. Agents of the State have been
called in to assist. This is alright. But, first the
assistance is unu-ual and so is the case that de
rpands it. Lii;er the assistance becomes a rou
tine thinj! that ;s depended upon by the officials
at the smaller unit officers. In law enforcement,
jp in social and pub'ic welfare each unit should
and must stand on iti own if we are to have locally-governed
In hearing the report of the Hoke County 3rd
War Loan committee and the splendid success
they attained in putting the county over its quo
ta, one could not help but think of the amount
of time each member of the committee must have
given to reach this high mark in sales.
To Chairman J. L. McNeill, to Chairman of
Women Mrs. W. L. Poole and to each township
chairman, and each zone chairman and their as
sistants the people owe a great deal of thanks
and genuine appreciation. Raising $209,000 dol
lars for any cause in such a short time, especially
following so close upon the previous bond drive,
was no little task. Raising $233,000 for this war
chest of our Nation was doing a good job, and do
ing it well.
Local Phone People Take Notice
An item of recent date appearing in North
Carolina papers concerning the action of the
Monroe Telephone company suggests a manner
by which the local telephone company might re
gain some of its good-will locally:
Monroe The Monroe Telephone company
has asked the State I'tilities commission for
permi' lion to cancel all its charges to subscri
bers for the month of September. Abnormal
profits derived from heavy toll business origi
nating at a near-by army ramp prompted the
OPINIONS and SENTIMENTS
From Other Editors
Mystery Still Unsolved
(The Elkin Tribune)
The much advertised Wilkes county liquor
case in which two high ranking State officers
were accused of responsibility for the disap
pearance of 90 cases of contraband whiskey,
ended with a directed verdict of acquittal for the
two officers, but left a cloud of mystery float
ing over the Wilkes courthouse, and a host of
No evidence of appreciable character was of
fered against the two defendants, and it was not
even established that any liquor actually dis
appeared. The only man who might have test
ified as to the original volume of the haul,
Phillip Yates, the alleged owner, faded into the
blue mists which shroud the nearby mountains.
Naturally the many friends of Lentz and
Scott, the defendants, were happy to learn of
their acquittal. Both are well-known here,
Lentz having made his home in Elkin a number
of years ago before attaining high position in
the patrol. That his character and reputation
here were without blemish was attested by the
number of character witnesses ho spoke for
him at the trial.
But that doesn't answer the questions in the
public mind. Was the whole thing a frame-up
from the beginning caused by jealousy or hate?
Did any liquor actually disappear, and if so, how
much? And if it did, what went with it? And
why did Phil Yates, who had been at liberty
since the raid under a relatively small bond,
take to the tall timber?
Yes, there are a lot of questions, but thus far
very few answers. And for this reason The
Tribune joins with the Raleigh News and Ob
server in its demand: "There is more in this
case than meets the naked eye. Judge Parker
should remain in Wilkes county until all the
facts have been disclosed and proper action
Why Taxes Are High
(Wilmington Morning Star)
Burton Heath, the Central Press writer, puts his An
ger squarely on the reason why taxes are so high or at
least one of the chief reasons. He puts it this way:
The Washingtonian was telling, over lunch, why he
was on leave looking for a job in private industry,
though he now its receiving from a government agency,
the highest salary he ever attained.
"I like the work," he said, "and I think it is of ma
jor importance. It is being carried out efficiently, in
telligently and without politics. I like my associates
and my superior. If I find another job, probably it will
involve a reduction in my income.
"But here's the difficulty: I haven't anything to do.
Circumstances have changed since I went to Washing
ton a year ago, and our agency now can carry out its
duties with less manpower. Much of the time I sit
around with nothing to do and I'm not eld enough,
yet, to enjoy that.
"Last summer I tried to resign. I told my superior
why that I didn't have enough work to keep me bu- .
sy. He was sympathetic. Eut he didn't want me to
leave. So he offered me an assistant."
"We laughed. It seemed very funny.
"It isn't as funny as you think." retorted the Wash
ingtonian. "There was logic in the tffcr. What he
really was doing was offering me a raise if I would
' Under civil service regulations, the only way I can
get a raise is by bossing my subordinates. One more
helper, and my salary could be increased. That is why
I was offered an assistant."
"By why," we asked, "is your superior so anxious to
keep you, if there isn't enough, work? Is it en the ba
sis of personal friend.-hi;?"
"No," said the Washiigtunian. "We are friendly
enough, but not that pally. I suppose he wants me to
stay for the same reasr.n that he offeied me an assis
tant because his status, too, depends upon the num
ber of subordinates he has. If I felt, he would hrve
tj find somebody in my place or he would drop a step
in the hierarchy, which might have financial implica
tions for him."
There are many reasons why taxes are high. Among
them is the cost of .the war. But multiply thii incident
many thousands of times, and there is a.i other reason.
Dad Draft Issue
Washnigton, Oct. 5 The Senate
shifted from the debate to the action
stage on the father draft issue today
with leaders counting on deciding
this question once and for all this
Administration leaders decided to
call up in succession several substit
utes for the Wheeler bill, which
would have postponed until January
1 drafting of pre-war fathers.
It was not made clear that
straight-out vote on the Wheeler
measure itself ever may be taken
though the Montana Democrat who
sponsored it may find a way to bring
that about. Passage of a substitute
technically would constitute a de-
feat of the original bill by simply,
rewriting it in its entirety.
Majority Leader Barkley of Ken
tucky decided to call up first an
administration-supporded revision of
a proposal by Senator Bailey, North
Carolina Demotrat, designed to steer
able-bodied government workers into
the armed forces.
Offered as substitute for the Wheel
er bill, the Bailey amendment was
still undergoing revisions today.
I understand, however, that in
sofar as it effects civilian workers
on the federal payroll, it is as strong
as ever," Bailey said. As originally
offered, the Bailey amendment would
prohabit federal employment of able
bodied, draftage men-fathers except
where their services are indispen
Hits 18-Pound Mark
SOMETHING'S GOT TO BE DONE y
Surine Grove. Va. Dewittp Hush
es may not grow the best cantaloupes,
out ne found one in his patch that he
thinks may be one of the largest ever
grown. The melon weighed 18 pounds
and was eaten by eight persons.
NAVY WOOL SUIT, with iu semi
fillfd fly front jacket and alim
"refutation" skirt, la tha "Govern
ment Girl' outfit designed by Ed
ward Stevennon for ItKO Radio'
picture of the tame name starring
Olivia de llavilland and Sonny
Tufts. The suit collar hugs the
neck high in the bark, and is rut
low in the front to featur the
rhoir boy collar and tia. The
sleeves are the "awkward" leni-.i
which is so practical for desk work.
"Tomorrow will be Another Day.
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ourselves necdiftg it tomorrow. but ip we
save todav, through war bonos, life insurance
and savings accounts - we not onlv help to
finance the war and keep prices down
WE ARE STORING UP FOR OUR FUTURE SECURITY.
Two Fires Destroy
Houses Of Dr. Brown
At Same Hour
While fire was destroying the wash
and woodhouse of Dr. and Mrs. G. W.
Brown at their residence here Tues
day, another fire was buring a tenant
house to the ground and destroying
its contents on their farm about four
miles from Raeford.
The fire at the residence was start
ed from hot ashes, believed to be cold,
placed on chips and leaves near the
washhouse. Dr. Brown states that
the origin of the fire in the six-room
tenant house is unknown, as the ten
ant stated there was no fire left in the
stove when the family went to the
field about a mile away to pick cot
ton. The occupants lost all their fur
niture, clothing and personal posses
sions in the house.
A small amount of insurance was
carried on each of the buildings
Recent tests indicate that large hogs
not only have more fnt hut tv, f i
so yields more lard than fat of smaller
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packed in water and rust-proof fhre containers ,iVif ; ,1 f 4 lj,fi?, f ,
made of pulp wood eliminates bulkv and crammed '. i 9" r- ft m" t ' s '
hatches. (Right) A group t 411 ..lunteer Iron. t .'t .!. 'C V&V',V "W''. ,
Dodge, Texas, alleviate the tnanpower shortage k? vT- ' V ' f-'f t'
by cutting puipwood so vitally nredrd ltr making Ml Y ! .-'.; iN:'V. 'l " ' i'-C i
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powaer, oomb nm. sunmerslDle wrap
pers, gun cpvs, bomber insulation, small paper
pararbulrs. (Oflciol V t. Ksr Photograph'