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Published Every Friday
SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA
E. W. G. Huffman, — Editor
Payable. In Advance
One Year _ $1.00
Three Years - $2.00
Entered as second-class mail
matter at the postoffice at Sal
isbury, N. C., under the act of
March 3, 1879.
The influence of weekly news
papers on public opinion exceeds
that of all other publications in
the country.—Arthur Brisbane.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1932
COMPETITION FOR BUSSES
The big busses, having deprived
the railroads of a large share of
business, particularly on hauls of
5 0 to 250 miles, are now faced
with stern competition which
looms up ominuously to check
Admittedly, the railroads can
not compete with the low fare
busses on traffic to Portland,,
Springfield, Hartford, New York
and other places. Stiff competi
tion among the bus operators has
reduced bus fares to amazingly
It is hard to see how any of the
long distance bus lines can make
money at present.
But, even their low fares have
not consolidated the business for
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pressed by the operators of 7-pas
senger Limousine lines and tfhese
new comers have offered transpor
tation at figures below the bus
rates in many instances.
We have these limousine lines
to Portland, Lewiston, Worcester,
Hartford, Springfield and other
places. Recently the bus line to
Maine were forced to a deep cut
in rates to meet this competition.
Automobile owners will wonder
how these 7-passenger cars can
carry people such long distances
at so low a price. Only a few of
these cars seem to. carry the full
capacity of passengers.
How they can possibly compete
with the huge busses carrying 29
to 3 3 passengers when filled to
capacity is a mystery. On some
of these Maine trips where the lim
ousine fare is but $1.25 the pro
ceeds of the trips would hardly
seem to pay the salary of the
driver, if he gets any sort of a
reasonable wage. Even with seven
passengers the profit, if any, must
be extremely small.
Surely, everything in the matter
of cost per passenger must be in
favor of the big busses yet they
are seriously menaced by this new
angle in transportation.
AUTO DRIVER—LOOK AT
It is time the automobile driver
took a look at himself.
Personal traits and character
istics are as much to blame for our
appalling highway deathl rate as
are • incompetence and ignorance.
The driver who passes on hills and
curves, who operates his car at ex
cessive speeds, who hogs the road
and drives on the wrong side of the
highway, who "weaves” and cuts
in and out, is the driver who, no
matter how great his skill, causes
a large share of the 3 5,000 deaths
The most encouraging sign at
present is the wide public interest
in highway safety—an interest
which has grown amazingly the
last year or two. Traffic laws are
being studied. Surveys of acci
dent statistics are being made.
There is less theorizing and more
dealing with honest facts.
Every state should have laws in
accord with modern conditions.
One of the most necessary' steps is
more drastic supervision of youth
ful drivers—it has been found that
drivers under 20 have a 39 per
cent worse record than the aver
age, while those between! 40 and
50 have a record 29, per cent bet
ter than the average. Automobiles
should be periodically inspected in
the matter of brakes, steering,
lights, etc. Examiations of ap
plicants for drivers’ licenses should
be conducted with extreme care.
The automobile death rate can
and must be lowered. There is
no place for the reckless, the in
competent, and the mentally or
physically defective on our streets
and highways. Sixty-fitve thous
and deaths in two years is mute
testimony to the need for quick
and decisive action.
FOUR FARM PROBLEMS
C. O. Moser, President of the
National Cooperative Council and
Vice-President of the American
Cotton Cooperative Association,
recently pointed out that the pros
perity of the farmer depends upon
1. The cost of his production.
2. The volume of his produc
3. The price he obtains for
what he produces.
4. The price he pays from what
As Mr. Moser observed, the first
two are largely the problems of
the individual. The next two are
mainly the problems of the farmer
as a group. They are the reason
for-being of the cooperative move
No single farmer, dealing with a
large buying or selling organiza
tion, can have a voice in price. He
must take what he is offered or
lose the business. When he joins
with thousands of other farmers
whose problems and hopes are one
with his, the shoe is on the other
foot. The buying or selling or
ganization has met its equal—and
the price is much more likely to
be a fair one.
No cooperative, of course, can
raise prices to the desired level in
times like these. What they can
do is to keep them higher than
they would otherwise be and pre
pare the groundwork for future
achievements. All over the coun
try the cooperative movement is
making gains, both in strength and
membership, and the results are
beginning to show. When the
economic clouds clear, an organiz
ed agriculture can be ready for a
period of prosperity unprecedent
ed in this century.
A STEP TOWARD RECOVERY
In August, 1926, the railroads
of the country employed 1,793,
In August, 1929, they employ
ed 1,681,252 person's.
In August, 1932, they employ
ed 996,319—the smallest since
In addition, reduced purchases
by railroads from coal mines and
other industries have caused even
larger reduction in employment.
The railroads are not employing
797,000 less people now than they
did in 1926 because they do not
want to provide employment. They
are employing less because gigan
tic decreases in railroad earnings
have made it impossible for them
to take any other course than de
cisive retrenchment. Had the de
creases been the result of depres
sion alone, they would seem much
less important than they are. But
the principal cause of transporta
tion difficulties is, and has been, the
inequalities in our transportation
Ihe railroads make no unreason
able requests. Here is what they
do ask: That they be given fair
treatment and that all forms of
commercial transportation be
placed on an equitable basis be
fore the law. This means that
the government must stop subsid
izing waterways and that highway
competitors must receive regula
tion similiar to that now exerted
over the railroads. When that is
dqrjj:, hundreds of thousands of
railroad men will return to their
jobs, a multitude of other indus
tries will be stimulated—and we
will have taken a long step toward
Who said the government is not
cutting down on its expenditures?
A new pay cut for the staff of the
White House has been ordered by
the President. Several 'thousand
dollars will be saved by the gov
ernment through this reduction,
which is the second affecting the
White House empl >yees. In the
meantime, the governmental defi- ,
cit is increasing at the rate of some
$5000 a minute and has already
reached the $700,000,000 mark.
WE ARE not going
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TO SAY this happened
IN SALISBURY but we
MIGHT INTIMATE that
IT DID. The story
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GOES TO show that you
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CAN NEVER tell what
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YOU ARE doing these
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DAYS. A certain farmer
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- WHO HAD mortgaged his
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FARM TO the bank was
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CALLED IN by the banker
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AND TOLD that the note
WAS DUE and must be :
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PAID THE following day.
THE FARMER asked, "Were
YOU EVER in the farming
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BUSINESS?” TO which the
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BANKER REPLIED, "No.”
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"WELL,” SAID the farmer
AS HE walked out,
"YOU ARE now.”
I THANK YOU.
To Play 17
The following schedule has been
announced for the 1932-1933 high
school basketball season. Seven
teen games will be played in all.
The schedule follows:
Dec. 14—Oak Ridge there.
Dec. 17—Alumni here.
Jan. 6—Davidson fresh here.
Jan. 10—Davidson fresh there.
Jan. 13—Gastonia here.
Jan. 20—Spencer here.
Jan. 21—Greensboro there.
Jan. 27—High Point here.
Jan. 3 1—Winston-Salem there.
Feb. 3—Greensboro here. i
Feb. 7—Gastonia there.
Feb. 10—Charlotte here.
Feb. 14—Spencer there.
Feb. 17—High Point there.
Feb. 18—Oak Ridge here (pend
Feb. 21—Charlotte there.
Feb. 24—Winston-Salem here. i
CRESS GRANGE .
Cress Grange held its regular 1
meeting Friday night, December 2. J
A literary program was given. Af
ter which the members enjoyed a :
chicken stew. We were glad to
have with us Mr. A. M. Miller
from Patterson grange.
Mr. J. W. Safrit is visiting home '
Evelyn .Menius and Virginia c
Cress spent the week-end with (
Mrs. Delmer Huffman of near 1
Mr. L. B. Bassinger can boost of
pulling a watermelon from his
patch November 3 0. Who can 1
beat that? j
Shot When His !
Dog Fires Gun •
St. Albans, Vt.—The playful
antics of his dog resulted in the ]
wounding of John Gravelin, 16, 1
while on a rabbit hunting expedi- 1
tion. ' i
He had dropped on one knee and c
rested his left arm on the muzzle c
of his rifle. His dog playfully i
jumped on him, one paw striking
the trigger and causing the rifle to
DR .FEW IS HONORED 5
Dr. W. P. Few, president of s
Duke university, was elected presi- 1
dent of the Association of Colleges 1
of the Southern States at Ffew 1
Of Dry Law
(Continued from page one)
iway with gangsters and bootleg
"I pray every night that con
gress will not repeal the 18 th a
nendment,” one lady declared. "I
lave five children and I do not
want them to touch whiskey as
ong as they live. I do not want
:hem to be able to buy it anywhere
it any time. I think if we would
setter enforce the law, the problem
would be solved.”
"I think congress should modify
the Volstead act to allow light
wines and beer., I do not see the
lecessity or wisdom of repeal. Per
;onally I don’t drink liquor, but I
would like to have light wines and
seer.” This was the opinion of
mother merchant on Main Street.
A political leader said:
"Prohibition should be taken out
)f politics. It is being used as a
solitical football. It is not a poli
tical issue, in the proper sense. It
s an economic or moral issue and
bould be so considered. You
:an’t legislate morals or prosperity
o why waste time trying.”
Cleveland Rt. 2
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Merrell spent
Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. T. D. Steele spent a few
Jays with her parents, Mr. and
Vfrs. N. S. Steele, last week.
Miss Pauline Turner had a num
ber of her friends at her home Sat
.irday night for a social party. Af
:er an interesting evening of con
:ests and games, sandwiches, cake
ind cocoa were served to the fol
owing: Misses Viola Gaither,
famie Knox, Blanch Perry, Nellie
frinkley, Rebecca Campbell, Mam
e Miller, Gladys Wilhelm, Ruby
ind Hazel Johnson and Messrs.
Henry Phifer, Liry Long, Darr
Vliller, Oscar Shuping, Flowe and
roe McDaniel, Paul Burton and
Little Herbert Campbell, the 3
^ear-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Campbell, is suffering from acute
?aliomyelitis, or infantile paralysis
ve are very sorry to note. Miss
R.uby Johnson has been with him
"or a week and will continue to
;tay there for some time.
Mrs. Sam Burton is also on the
sick list now. We hope they are
Mrs. Jonnie Campbell was re
noved from the home of hei
laughter, Mrs. Clifford Troutman
it Statesville and brought to her
tome, Tuesday, in an ambulance,
she stood the trip remarkably well
ve are glad to know.
Miss Ruby Johnson and Mr.
Paul Burton spent last week-end
tear Advance, with Mr. and Mrs.
D. B. Merrell.
There was a pie supper -at Pine
Srove school house Saturday night
n benefit of the Sunday school.
The many friends of Miss Thel
na Atkins and Mr. Elmer Knox
vill learn with interest of their
narriage in fibuth Carolina last
Miss Christene Wooten is visit
ng Miss Geneva Lackey near Har
Rev. Thetus Pritchard, minister
if the church of Christ, preached
Sunday night at Corinth on "There
s no room in the Inn” concerning
he birth of Christ. Rev. and
drs. Pritchard are moving to
Arkansas this week, their rrijiny
riends will be sorry to learn.
There were services at Provi
lence L. E. Church Sunday at 3
'’clock by the Pastor, Rev. R. H.
Lepley. Mrs. Kepley was operated
in at Dr. Davis’ Sanatorium Mon
lay. We wish for her a speedy re
AUTO SALES IMPROVE
urers saw a favorable trend in re
lorts indicating from 115,000 to
30,000 auomtobiles would be
ilaced in the market in December.
Dow, Jones & Co., placed the
lumber at 125,965. Models in the
lands of dealers were said to have
HAMLET MAN HONORED
Hamlet.—The many friends of
.ieut.-Com. and Mrs. Thomas L.
lorrow of Hamlet will be glad to
now that he has been awarded the
nedal of distinction by the presi
lent of the republic Managua in
onnection with his medical ser
ices there recently. ;
BADIN HOUSE BURNS
Badin.—Fire damaged the home
ccupied by Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
mall on Falls road. It is thought
he fire originated from an oil
tove, which was probably left
>urning over night. All house
lold effects were badly damaged
iy smoke and water. A small a
noiint of insurance was carried. ]
ABooT this wet election
BEING A GOOD THIHG
Just look at all the
BE THROWN outta work .
NEW MEMBERS JOIN
Approximately 4,000 new mem
sers have joined the North Caro
lina Cotton Growers Cooperative
Association during the current
marketing season, officials have an-,
Membership of - the cooperative
now totals well over 16,000, giv
ing it around 6,000 more members
chan any other farm organization
in the State. The Grange is run
ner-up with around 10,000 mem
bers in North Carolina.
Other cotton cooperatives have
dso reported increases in member
ship and the American Cotton
Cooperative, central organization
nf the 11 state associations, now
has 240,000 members.
Plans for a "Cotton Christmas”
ro help restore prosperity to the
south have received the endorse
ment of U. Benton Blalock, presi
lent of the American Cotton Co
sperative Association, who pointed
sut that gifts made of cotton are
both appropriate and useful.
"Cotton becomes more valuable
as consumption increases,” Mr.
Blalock said. "And the more val
uable cotton becomes the more we
increase the purchasing power of
the people of the South. As an as
set to the nation the South is meas
ured by its power to produce and
its power to purchase.
"What could be more appropri
ate than articles made of cotton
for Christmas, both raw and manu
factured, our greatest source of in
"What could be more appropri
ate than cotton gifts for the entire
nation, for cotton is our chief ex
port? It keeps the balance of trade
in our favor.”
Woman Who Saw
Lincoln Shot Dies
InR. I., Aged 100
Westerley, R. I.i—Miss Levene
C. B. Stewart, direct descendant of
Chief Ninigret of the Narragan
sett Indian tribe, died recently at
During the Civil War she was
a neighbor in Washington of Wil
kes Booth, whom she knew per
sonally. She was in Ford’s Thea
tre when Booth shot President Lin
Miss Stewart was born in Balti
more in 1832 and trained as a
nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital,
where her brother was on the medi
cal staff. She came to Westerly
70 years ago.
SMITH TO RAISE FUNDS
New York.—Ringing door-bells
along lower Fifth Avenue, former
Governor Alfred E. Smith has
started a one man campaign to
raise funds for the unemployed.
He will work incognito but will
wear a brown derby.
LIKES WINE AND WOMEN
New York.—Feodor Ivanovitch
Chaliapin, giant Russian basso
baritone, exposed a bit of his phil
osophy of life. "Of these three
things, wine, women and song, I
place first song—my work,” he
said. "But women and wine—it
is the furniture of the house. To
live with only work is like to live
in a naked house.”
PRODUCE PAYS ALIMONY
Stevens Point, Wis.—Preston E.
Webster, Clerk of Portage county,
was confronted with an unusual
problem when he collected certain
alimony payments here. He re
ceived one dressed pig, two dressed
chickens, six cauliflowers, six heads
of cabbage, one barrel of rye flour,
three bushels potatoes and six
HE IS PRIMA
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.—John Gar
den, known as "Plain John” here,
69-year-old millwright, is the un
cle of Mary Garden, famous prima
donna, but has not seen his niece
since 1892. He lives alone here
with a flock of chickens, two cats
and a 15-year-old collie dog.
Lady Took Cardui
And Got Rid of
Pain In Her Side
"Last summer, my health was bad,
so I began taking Cardui,” writes
Mrs. H. E. Slaughter, of Norman,
Okla. “My mother had given me
Cardui in girlhood, so naturally I
turned to it when I felt I needed
it. I felt run-down and a general
weakness. I had bad, dizzy head
aches when everything would seem
to dance before my eyes. My right
side pained me so much, but since
taking Cardui the pain has left
me. I have taken several bottles
of Cardui and have improved a
Cardui Is sold at drug stores here.
“Heat with COKE . . the clean, efficient fuel i|
SOME REAL BARGAINS IN
At Our Startlingly Lower New
Electric Rates You Will
Want Some of These!
Housekeeping, ordinarily a trying, drudgery-laden
* task, becomes an easy and pleasurable assignment !
when real electric service is used. Here is an oppor
- tunity for you to secure those other electrical appli- j
ances which you will want to use since electricity, un- j
der our new rate schedule, has become so cheap. We j
are offering a number of appliances that have been
used as samples and display models, together with ;
some odds and ends, at a remarkable saving. Here is j
a list of them with the former prices and the new
prices. Come in and make your selection before they
have been picked over.
Urn Sets, reduced to . $7.95 to $17.50
$9.95 Percolators, reduced to . $5.95
$15.00 Waffle Irons, reduced to , $6.95
$3.95 Electric Irons, reduced to . $1.95
$21.00 MixMaster, reduced to , $12.50
$6.95 Heating Pads, reduced to . $4.95
$55 Royal Vacuum cleaners,red’ed to $32.50
Dont’ delay. Pick your bargains at once.
Electricity Is Cheap—Use It Freely
Southern Public Utilities Co.
Ride the street cars and avoid the parking nuisance