. Lorgnettes and monocles and Rolls
Royces paraded up to the Metropoli
tan Opera house last week to the
opening of the new season. Flash
lights, jewels, opulence were the
brder of the evening. And the house
was sold out a week in advance to
the tune of $16,000 box office re
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Hansel and Gretel was greeted by
piping cheers from an audience of
children at the Metropolitan's mati
nee on Friday. . . . The name of its
composer always strikes me as al
most as amusing as the opera?
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A rumor that goes the rounds is
that one of the major film concerns
in Hollywood is having a play writ
ten from a successful movie. That
would be the first turn of the worm
in that direction, and quite a rever
sal of the usual procedure.
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To see a barber in New York pull
out a roll of bills big enough to
wrap up a wet dog is something of
a shock, at first. Frequently the
bills are in denominations of fifties
ind hundreds, and eyes pop from alj
tides ? until people know the answer.
Dozens of barbers arc "bookies" ?
bookmakers for the horse betting
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It's something of a shock to walk
Along 42nd Street near Fifth Avenue
tnd see the stores of practically
Lilliputian dimensions there. Spe
kialty shops, there are several that ;
can't be more than six or eight feet
*ide and ten or twelve feet deep ?
just big enough to hold shelves of
fcilk stockings, a proprietor and a
fustomer ? or at a squeeze ? two or
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On the site of the old Wendel
home where penny-pinching was al
ways the order of the day, has risen
i>ne of the most artistic of modern
tuildings to house the store of some
other small change artists ? a five,
ten and twenty-five cent store.
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The Winter edition of the New
York Telephone Directory is out.
And it's fatter than the last ? ai
other sign that things are picking
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P. A. Erwin of Route 1, Mat
thews, Mecklenburg County, has
25 Acres in pasture which lie says
is one of the most profitable
fields on his farm.
Lincoln County Farmers have
killed and cured an unusual a
mount of pork so far this season
and report ample supplies of
meat stored for future use.
Kecent Improvements have
made the starting of automobiles
Id cold weather a much simpler
operation than It used to be. How
ever, owners of cars several years
old can minimize their winter
starting difficulties by following
a few suggestions made by C. W.
Wood, service and mechanical
manager of the Chevrolet Motor
"In very cold weather," said
Mr. Wood, "even a well-charged
battery will seldom withstand
more than a short period of con
tinuous cranking of the engine.
In order to insure the Quickest
possible start, it is a good plan
to pull the choke rod out before
the Ignition is turned on or the
starter Is operated at all. Advance
the throttle slightly, but not en
ough to cause racing when the
engine starts. Then step on the
starter, and after the engine has
made two or three revolutions to
draw In the mixture, flip the
ignition on. A quick start will
usually follow. The clutch pedal
should be depressed until the en
gine starts, to reduce the crank- 1
ing effort required.
"There are, of course, certain
precautions which should always
be taken to make sure that the
Ignition system is at top efficiency
Distributor points and spark plugs
should be kept clean. Night starts
should be made with the lights
and other electrical apparatus
turned off. to leave maximum |
power available for turning the
"Electrical systems have been
Improved t>f late to ?ake care of,
the additional load placed upon
the car battery by radios, heaters,;
Rid Yourself of
pvO you suffer burning, scanty at
L* too frequent urination; back jche,
headache, dizziness, loss of energy,
l?g, pains, swellings end puffiness
under the eyes? An you tired, nerv
out? (eel ell unstrung end don't1
know whet is wrong?
Then give some thought to your!
kidneys. Be sure they function proper
ly for functional kidney disorder per
mits eacess west* to stay in the blood,
end to poison end upset the whole
Use Dom'e Pills. Doen'i ere for the
kidneys only. They ere recommended
the world over. You can get the gen
uine, time-tested Doan's at any drug
? Mrs. President, Unlikely
A WOMAN who had obtained * job aa co-pllot on an air-mail line
resigned because the cauld not enter the Pilot's Union and so was
not permitted to fly passengers in bad weather. This caused Amelia
Earhart to suggest the raising of a fund "to break down the barriers
against women in aviation."
Miss Earhart has done much herself to break down such barriers,
but it will take a long time to destroy the prejudice inherited through
many generations m which men have managed transportation. No
women drove chariots through the streets of Rome or commanded gal
leons on the Mediterranean. No Indian squaw captained a canoe; no
dark-eyed maiden earned a living as a gondolier, and even in modern
taxicabs not more than one driver in a thousand is a woman.
These are sad historical facts, and I do not blame the self-reliant
maidens of the present from being rebellious toward them. But there
is an even sadder fact, which i* this ? the real despots who keep women
out of the top positions are not the men but the women themselves.
Every man who has run a business makes the curious discovery that
women would rather work for a man than a woman.
A leading feminist refused to have a woman doctor when her chil
dren were born. "I like women," she said, "and I battle for them. But
when I am sick I don't want one fussing around me." Another woman,
successful in business, refused an interview to a woman bond-salesman.
"I work hard for my money," she exclaimed. "Do you think I want to
let a woman invest it?"
An organization which proposes to elect a woman President of the
United States asks me to write in favor of their movement, but I answer
that it will do no good. "The men will not put up much of a fipht,"
I say, "But you never will be successful. No woman will be President
because the women will vote against her."
For some millions of years wives have turned to husbands in emer
gencies and cried: "What shall I do?" Some day doubtless this habit
will pass away ? in just about as many million years as it has taken the
liabit to be formed.
it ... . Faith Is Greater Than Hope
M11ILLY SUNDAY is dead ? but he had something worth more than
D money or fame or the splendor of kinps. If you are a very
sophisticated person you may have thought him an emotional clown,
but no one who knew him ever could doubt that he believed what he
preached. He was as sure of the existence of God and of Heaven as
he was of his own presence on earth. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Moses
and St. Peter were as real to him in their angelic robes as were the
people who appeared physically before his eyes. He was sure also of
his own salvation; he knew he would go to Heaven.
Compared with the brain of Robert G. Ingersoll, the brain of
"Billy" may have been an inferior instrument of thought, but what
would Ingersoll have given for "Billy's" unquestioning faithl Ingersoll
achieved fame as the great agnostic because his intellectual honesty
would not permit him to affirm what he could not prove. But yearn
ingly, almost pathetically, he hoped; and once, at his brother's grave,
he gave this tragic utterance to that hope:
"Life is a narrow vale between the cold and barren peaks of two
eternities. We strive in vain to look beyond the heights. We cry aloud,
and the only answer is the echo of our wailing cry. From the voiceless
lips of the unreplying dead there comes no word, but in the night of
death hope sees a star, ahd listening love can hear the rustle of a wing."
Ingersoll wanted to believe; "Billy" Sunday believed. Which was
the more fortunate? If it were possible to implant in every heart the
certainty that "Billy" possessed, it would be the greatest blessing that
could be conferred upon mankind. Little more would be needed for
lr IU?e Chart" E.Dunn
l.rsson for Dumber 29 Ik. Psalm I
Goldtn Ttxt: Psalm 103:17.
This beautiful Jittle 126th psalm,
chosen forthe review lesson, is one ol
a number of psalms inspired by the
restoration of Israel from her exile in
Babylon. It begins '
with an expression
of joyous release.
"When the Lord
brings back captive
Zion we shall be
The Lord has done
great things for us ;
whereof we are
glad." (v$. 1, 3)
But then the
the mood of his
lyric to a minor
key. "Restore our t- _ _ _
fortune, O Lord," "*? * D"*'
he cries, "like torrenU irV the south
land." (vs. 4) This reflects the dis
appointments, the struggles, the anxiet
ies encountered by the weak commun
ity In Jerusalem seeking, amidst man)
obstacles and real hardship, to re
establish themselves in the ruined
metropolis of their fathers.
But the psalmist i? sure that in thi
end the patient labors of God's peopl<
will bear fruit. "They that sow it
tears shall reap in joy." (vs. 5) This
great declaration of hope was literally
fulfilled. For the tears shed at the
time the foundations of the new tempi*
were laid were accompanied by shout!
of joy. (Ezra 3:12) And there wa'
similar festive rejoicing when this new
house of God and the rebuilt wall ol
the city were dedicated. (Ezra 6:U
and Nehemiah 12:27)
Thus the psalm heralds the happi
ness that, by the law of compensatiun
follows sorrow. We must never for
Gt that the Jews, through the apes
ve been a wonderful race of optim
ists. Nothing has been able to crush
them. The destruction of their cit>
and the Babylonian, captivity wer<
terrific blows, but they held fast t?
their faith, and their patience was rc
warded in due season. Their trust in
God was invincible. After long veari
of waiting, with many bitter delays,
prosperity and confident anticipation i i
the future came in the wake of Nehe
' miah's splendid work of restoration
After the gloom of the dark vrrllr)
they could now partake of the rich
honntv of their divine Hey*
and other current-consuming ac
cessories. In the Master deluxe
Chevrolet, the charging rate of
the generator may be stepped up
by a dash adjustment. However,
occasional checking of the condi
tion of the battery, an avoidance
of unnecessary use of current, will
go a long way, in any car, to prev
ent starting difficulty.
"It is hardly necessary to adc
that not only the crankcase oil,
but the transmission and differ
ential lubricant, should be check
ed at the outset of the winter sea
son and made to conform to the
I engineers' specifications for the
'car in question. This precaution,
and adoption of the simple ex
pedients suggested, will make for
far. yrwutftr satisfaction fcn winter
A decrease from seven to twt
percent in Bangs disease has beei
secured in McDowell County ii
recent weeks due to testing don<
under the direction of the farn
"There's one way to escape al
those taxes on an auto," say
Alvis Daniel. "You can get njai
During 1936, we wish you every
success ... your full portion of
the good things the year brings
and bountiful rewards for earn
est endeavors. . . . We thank you
for your patronage during the
past year and cherish your
friendly regard. We extend sin
cere good wishes to all.
H. C. TAYLOR
Phone 305 Lonlsbnrg, N. 0.
May good fortune smile on you
... and may the days of the com
ing year be crowded with
health and prosperity. Such is
our sincere New Year greeting
to all of our friends and pat
rons. And we thank all for their
loyal patronage during the past
ALLEN SALES COMPANY
Nash Street Louisburg, N. G.
Be Master of Your Farm
The M cCormick-Deering Far mall
' I TiE owner of a McCormick-Deering Farmall Tractor
and the equipment that goes with it is ready for every
power job. He ia master of time and season, broad
acreage, big crop, sad low-cost production. He has
put the labor of many men into the hands of one and made
it far easier. He has made the farm interesting for him
self and his sons. He is using his Farmall Tractor to
give him leisure and profit so that he and his family may
enjoy the good things of life.
The Farmall is the all-purpose tractor that handles
row-crop planting and cultivating along with everything
else. It produces liberal power at drawbar, belt, and
<Y ou haven't seen anything in power for the farm until
you have examined the Farmall on our floor. Also, ask
us about the economical McCormick-Deering 10-20 and
15-30 Tractors. ?
If It Isn't a McCORMICK-DEERING
It Isn't a FARMALL
Put Your Heavy Loads on the
Ail-Steel, All-Purpose Truck
THE McCormick-Deering All-Purpose Truck is a re
markable unit for hauling farm loads. Built entirely
of steel, for use with tractor or horses, it has a capa
city of 2 to 2Vi tons. Two roller bearings on each axle
assure exceptionally light draft.
Unusual flexibility is made possible by the steel
swivel- reach coupling. Front wheels have the auto
steering feature. The track is standard, wheelbase is
adjustable from 84 to 126 inches. The truck will take
any box, rack, or other standard equipment.
? It will give you many years of good service ? come in
and see it now on our display floor.
What a Line -Up!
? . Every One a Home*Run
Profit 'Maker for
ally lav - pricod
????if Mill? -
4200 pouada of
felled corn m
Na. 1-B. (MUJU) Although small in (in
lb H? N?. '
no. I-B ii I giant in capacity,
from 3700 to 9700 pound* of
I corn of from 4000 to 1 1 500 pounds
of wheat an hour . . . and other grains and
wmhagss in proportion. Ita bit capacity
and low prica male* it tha raal '.ammer
mill bargain of tha hour. Tha No. I-B is
oquippad with an augar and a bio war fan.
or poultry to
rately o. ??. unmnu.uun. nn ran
quantities of fwd >ntob? (round.
have one of these efficient milk,
will solve your feeding problems,
arranged on request.
We will ?how you how it
A demonstration will be
BRANTLEY, WOOD 8 COMPANY
isf. : "? J- .- -'-; , . *
SPRING HOPE, N. CAROLINA
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