PERFECTION . . regimentation
From the days when men first
began to think, philosophers and
dreamers have been devising
schemes for a perfect social order.
Most of tihem sound well, read
well when put on paper.
I have read and re-read all of
the various projects for reorganiz
ing society so that everybody will .
be happy. I find the same weakness
in all of them. They all overlook
the human element and the natur- 1
al desire of everybody to live his '
own life in his own way. .
There is no way in which hu
man activities can be controlled
excepti by force. We are witnessing
now in Europe the operations of
social organizations based upou
force. Men and women are regi
mented servants of the state, com
pelled to live and work and even
to play according to plans laid
down for them by the dictators.
Nobody can make me believe 1
that t>he peoples of Germany, of
Italy and of Russia are happy uB
der the restrictions and regula
tions imposed upon them. They
are human beings, like the rest of
us. The purpose of any govern
ment ought to be the greatest hap
piness of the greatest number.
That is what makes America dif
ferent from most other nations.
WELFARE ...... riguts
Under the terra "welfare" we
are beginning to develop in this
country a theory that people
should have, not what t-hey want
but what somebody thinks is good
for them. It seems to me that
every such effort is an infringe
ment on the most fundamental of
hiiman rights, the right' to live as
Iti?-?n easy step from telling
?p?rOt>Ie what is good for them to
insisting upon their changing their
ways of life to conform to some
standard of living that has been
decided upon by authority. Under
the American system, fortunately,
nobody has any authority to tell
anybody how they ought to live
and what they must do.
A good many of the plans which
are being tried, however, look to
me like efforts to bribe people into
ordering their lives in ways which
they never would do voluntarily.
Paying money from public funds
to keep farmers from planting
whatever crops they please is one
?nrh sample, ;
INDEPENDENCE . . , . !><?!(>
There is no sur? road to happi
ness, but the one which leads to it
moat often is the road marked "In
dependenc.e" The happiest people
are those who are least dependent
upon others, family, friends, so
ciety In general, or government.
Truly independent people do not
have to be helped; they do not
have to be entertained or coddled.
They develop t-helr own resources
of life and living and they are not
the ones who call on government
for help when things go hard with
There are many more of that
sort of Americans than there are
of the sort who are constantly
trying to get government to do
something for them. My chief fear
for the future of the United StateB
is that we are getting so many
people into the habit of yelping
for help whenever things go wrong
tibat we may come to believe that
It is only by heeding all such ap
peals that the nation can be led
along the road to mappiness.
Such a philosophy will lead us
nowhere except to general regi
mentation and dependence, in
stead of independence.
One raeson why I think the
American spirit of independence
la not vanishing is the number ot
young men and young women ]
run across "who are making tiieii
own way under their own powei
and not complaining that there li
no chance for anybody any more
I stopped at a filling station nol
long ago and was so impressed bj
the appearance and attentivenesf
ot the young man who filled mj
tank that' I began to draw him out.
It tamed out that he is a univer
sity graduate, bent on learning the
oil business from the bottom up.
''The president of our company
started as an oil driller," he said.
"I'm on my way up, too."
In Washington recently I com
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parities. Th? act of
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th? kldor G
t to to k?op tho
of UOM 0 4
Wban tha kldncya fall to roxetlo*
lfktura latandad, than la mantli
plimented my taxi-driver on the
cleanliness of bis car. That started
him talking. Under thirty, he owns
seven taxi-cabs, driving one and
renting the others. He started with
just enough for t-he down payment
on his first car.
"I don't know any way to get
ahead but by working," he said.
"I'm working for myself, not for
a boss, and I figure I'll get ahead
faster than some of these guys in
OPPORTUNITY .... security
There are as great opportuni
ties in America as there ever were;
rather more, I believe. They are
ready to the hand of anybody who
is able to recognize an opportuni
ty when he sees it, and who has
the courage to take a chance.
What any young man can do with
his opportunity is up to him and
nobody else. ,
One thing which many overlook (
is that an opportunity for profit*
also is an opportunity for loss. No
body makes money without risk of
losing money. The ones who are
afraid to take a chance are the
ones who demand security, perma
nent, steady jobs or else working
We hear a lot about "Social Se
curity," when as a cold matter of
fact there is no such thing. There
can be no security, in any real
sens#, for anybody, anywhere, at
any time. The sooner we get rid of
the notion that there is some
sort of magic by which the world
can be remade so that nobody will
have to worry about where his
bread-and-butter is coming from,
the taster we will get back to na
tional sanity and begin to be pros
FEED AND SEED
Halifax farmers have begun a
plan to grow more small grains,
soybeans- leaped n/a vetch. ci'illl-.
son clover and the like and will
supply these to a commercial feed
mixing plant, seed store and local
market to be established at En
field. The purpose of the move
ment is to get away from complete
dependence upon cotton for cash.
Only about 9 per cent of the
American corn, crop, usually run
ning from to 3 billion bushels,
is used in the industrial field. One
half enters the food market aul
one-fourth goes back to the faim
in the form of feed.
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LOUISBURG, N. C.
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NATIONAL FOREST PAY
Counties tn North Carolina He
ceive Cash Dividends of 98,
570. H(t from National Forests ?
91,178,883 in Dividends Dis
tributed Throughout Nation
Although the NatlonaJ Forest in
North Carolina are composed
largely of lands which had been
logged prior to purchase by the
Federal Government, ttaey are al
ready contributing an anuual net
return. This consists of twenty-five
per cent of the cash receipts and
amounted last year to $8,576.82.
These receipts are from the sale of
National Forest- timber and from
other forms of land use from the
three National Forests in North
Carolina ? the Nantahala. the Pis
gah, and the Croatan. The funds
thus made available to local gov
ernment units are used for public
schools and roads and are supple
mented by an addit4onal ten per
cent used by the Forest Service for
building and maintaining roads
and trails within these forests.
The Forest Service also assumes
a large share of the cost of con
structing and maintaining public I
improvements, -such as roads. |
trails, and campground develop
ments, using other funds appro
priated by Congress which amoun
ted to $75,811 last year tn North
Total receipts from the 158 Na- '
tional Forests in the United States
administered by the Forest Service
of t-he Department <of Agriculture
amounted to $4,071,133. twenty
five per cent of which was distrib
uted among nearly one-fifth of the
3.070 counties in the entire coun
The Forest Service points out
that- the largest receipts each year
usually come from those National
Forests which have been " under
federal ma nn genu nt for tongper
iods and whose earning capacity
has been improved by the syste
matic protection and utilization of
their natural resources. Receipts
from the National Forests in North
Carolina, it is pointed out, will in
crease as the forests become more
APEX, N. C.
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Honrs for eye examination:
Saturday 9 a. m. to (I p. in.
Monday 0 a. m. to Noon.
Other days by appointment
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productive as a result of protec
tion and management.
GKTHSEMA.NK P. T. A.
The P.T.A. of the Gethsemane
colored school, Bunu, held their
last meeting for this school year,
Thursday nighc. April 6, in the
school building with Daniel Nich
olson presiding. After the regular
routine of business, a very delight
ful program was enjoyed arrang
ed by H. A. demons. Each parent
expressed his appreciation to the
principal and teachers for the
work accomplished this term.
After the program a very delic
ious supper was served in honor
of the teachers, consisting of fried
chicken, ham, flsh, bread, cake,
pies, pickles and ace cream. Teach
ers are as follows: O. W. Harris,
principal, C. O. Harris, A. J. Rid
ley, E. Fuller, L. Bowden and W.
Our idea of a supremely happy
citizen is the man who feels as im
portant at home as he does in a
lodge room dressed up in a lot of
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