North Carolina Newspapers

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‘HIGH” LIFE, MARCH 11, 1921.
PAGE FIVE
V anstorys
For
Clothing
Ig IT FAIR?
The Irvin Shoe Company desires to serve
you and your friends w^th ,
DEPENDABLE FOOTWEAR
you’ll find our prices astonishginly low—
considering the Quality and Comfort
They Give
IRVIN SHOE COMPANY
114 W. Market
Repair department in rear of store.
THE HABIT OF THRIFT
' IS
A foundation of Success. Acquire this
Habit by Depo.siting in Our SAVINGS
DEPARTMENT. 4 PER CENT COM
POUNDED QUARTERLY.
ATLANTIC BANK AND TRUST CO.
Ever since the election returns of last
November were made konwn, it has been
well-known that our government will
change hands on the fourth of next March.
But, 'tor quite a time, there was a great
deal of speculation as to who Harding
would ehoose to-compose his cabinet. Now
that the new President has definitely an
nounced his cabinet appointments, it is in
teresting to compare its personnel with
some of the rumors that were circulating
over the country.
However, interesting as such a com
parison may be, there is something vastly
more striking than it about this new cabi
net. As one glances down the list, he
d^nnot, fail to notice that every section of
tlie United States is represented excepting
the South. Such an observation is bound
to set one thinking, especially if he is from
the South.
He realizes that the President’s cabinet
has a great deal to do with running the
government. Bach member has charge of
some partieular branch of the government.
When the President wants advice, he will
call for a. meeting of his cabinet. It will
be the duty-of this new cabinet to advise
the President as to what is best to do and
what should not be done. Of course, the
President will not be obliged to follow their
suggestions, yet judging by past events,
one can easily see that the cabinet mem
bers will have'a great deal of influence
over the chief executive of the United
States. It is' the natural thing for a ihah
to look out for the section from which he
comes because he lives there and it is the
seat of his interests. In Hardings cabinet
every section of the country will have
somebody at these meetings to look after
its interests—except our beaiitiful South
land.
In all her history the South has produe-
.ed master-minds to cope with any situ
ation. She can recall wdth pride among
her native sons such characters as Wash
ington, Robert B. Lee, Andrew Jackson,
John Rutledge, Charles Cotesworth Dick-
nev, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison,
and scores of others. SOUTHERN men
and women are to be found today in all
the places where people of worth and abili
ty are necessary. Southern sons fought as
bravely and paid the supreme sacrifices
as heroicly as those from any place in the
Great War. No section of the country
has more to be proud of than the South.
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Brown-Belk Company
' We Sell It For Less
One of the 30 Belk Stores
Brains, Ambition, Energy and Character are
the Qualities necessary to secure a position
with the Pilot Company.
If you can qualify we have a place for you
Southern Life and Trust Company
Greensboro, North Carolina
No section, from Maine to California is
more patriotic, more devoted to the coun
try, or stands for higher ideals than the
South, and no section of, the country is
more rvilling to answer every call of the
government or to promote its interests,
even tho it be to its own disadvantage.
No Southerner can understand the mo
tive of such a slight—for what else can
he regard it? There are scores of men in
the South w'ell-qualified to hold a place on
the President’s cabinet. There are some
better fitted for the management of gov-
ernmentah affairs than some on the list. So
the excuse that there are no Southern men
capable enough for the cabinet duties will
not hold. The South contains" about one-
fourth of the population of the United
States. So the argument that the South
does not contain enough people to war
rant a cabinet—absurd tho such an ex
cuse is—is absolutely out of the question,
for a fourth of the United States is not
a negligible per cent.
No Southerner can understand why
that part of the country north of a line
from Pennsylvania to New Mexico is the
only part of the country worthy of having
a representative on the council that has
the management of America in its hands.
The new administration assures the South
that it shall be expected to help out gen
erously in paying the bills of the nation..
The South cannot help feeling this slight
keenly. Bach Southerner knows that this
beautiful Southlai'd always does all it can
to build up th.e nation, and, as Johnson
onee.said, “No man likes to have his ’all
’ignored no matter how small that’ all,’
so the South feels. Bur. the South-loyal
to the nation is far . too magnanimous lo
sulk and balk at this slight. She will swal
low this bitter cup, but, when 1924 brings
election day around again, she will re
member this act and east her vote accord
ingly.
Myrtle Ellen LaBarr.
February 26,. 1921.
FISH, WE HAVE CAUGHT AND
OTHERS
WOMEN
Women, ’^omen, everywhere and not a
one to—oh it may not be so bad'but I agree
with the gentlemen that said, “Men shall
never understand women.” Thy are so
different you never know what to expect.
There is a class that is always dressed
in the latest fashions who do nothing but
gad around every where. If the world
Treat these well, home can go ter—(sky-
high) ; they live a really selfish life. But
for all of this and their clubs, candy and
cake, shows of what real use are they to
this suffering world?
There is a -second class of stif, meek,
high eollored old maids so vastly different
from the first class as to occupy the oppo
site extreme. Under this head yon will
probably find the hard boiled suffragetts,
brick tossers and some teachers. This class
demands that every minute be accounted
for, and to suit them everything must be
so thoroughly organized as to make life
miserable. But look at the other side and
you will have to admit that these' patri-
achs set out with a grim dtermiation and
succeed in burying our. dear old John
Barleycorn.
0! whei'e would the world be if it were
not for a last class of real women, the
WATCH FOR US
This is
our space
We will be here
until the finish
If you wear anything
come to us for it
We have it from
Toe to top knob
Clothes, Shoes and
everything else
DONNELL & MEDEARIS
“Cash System Saves”
home lovers why try to make life'liveable?
Did I say the last class? I mean the mid
dle class in regard to the extremes. There
is an old saying that goes like this, “Don’t
be the first to grab the new hat nor-the
last to lay down the old one. ’ ’
The foundation of this and other grat
nations does not rest on women of the two
extremes but on the real, kiudhearted, and
Christian woman, the HOME LOVER.
Max Barnhart.
KEEP SMILING
I wonder if any of us realize the value
or the power of a smile. A smile is some
thing every one can have. We can’t all
be Mary Pickford’s or Wallace Reids, but
we eau all smile. Have you ever noticed,
a real plain face and how when its owner
smiled the face somehow became almost
pretty? Well, besides being a beautifier
the smile is one of tlie most powerful
things in the world. A smile can do al
most anything. Yon know yourself if you
start a task feeling happy and if you
smile the' task will seem much lighter and
the time will pass much more quickly. If
you start out in the morning feeling down
and out and if you meet someone who
smiles at yon and g-eets you kindly it will
make you feel happier somehow. Then
you will smile and somebody else will
catch your smile. Now think how much
good that first person’s smile did. If you
smile one day it will becorne a habit and
you’ll just have to smile after that an^l
so you will he happier and make others
happier too.
—Lucille Wynne.
    

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