Tlie ‘Joam^ - Patriot
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Published Mondsys and Thnrsdi^ at
North Wfflresboro, N. C.
IV J. CARTER «nd JUUUS C. HUBBARD,
V' SUBSCRIPTION RATES;
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"-! 0«t of the State $1.60 per Year
Entered at the post office at North Wilkes-
bora N. C.. as second class matter under Act
mt March 4, 1879.
THURSDAY, MAY 3,1934
“House members pay own cost on West Point
fonket.” Well this is approaching the milleni-
A Great Chain
J. C. Penney, founder of the great chain
of stores which bears his name, is exam
ple of what wise management and aggres-
ive leadership can accomplish.
Starting with one small store, 32 years
ago, Mr. Penney expanded until today his
stores are scattered throughout the coun
try. He made them a community enter-
priee, giving each manager a share in the
profits and endeavoring to make each
store contribute something really worth
while toward the development of the com
munity in which it was located. The
growth of his business is evidence of the
manner in which his idea has been carried
■ Today the name of J. C- Penney is
known throughout the nation as that of a
man who has contributed much to the in
dustrial progress of the country.
Mr. Penney’s success is cited as evidence
that hard work and honest dealings will
accomplish much in the business wx)rld.
A prominent educator the other day
made a vigorous attack on motion pic
tures, declaring that on the whole, the mo
vies had exerted an unwholesome influ
ence, especially on children. He said he
was not unmindful of the magnificent
of other great pictures. Yet he deplored
the tendency of motion pictures to empha
size sex, romance and such characters as
That was his side of the motion picture
industry. And who is there to deny that he
does not have many arguments on his side.
To the same audience, a leading figure
in the theatre business in the state told
the other side of the story- “Primarily,
we who are engaged in the theatre busi
ness are selling entertainment, not educa
tion,” he declared, “We pi-oduce a great
moral picture like ‘Morning Glory,’ ‘Death
Takes a Holiday’ and others of a similar
type and the public refuses to support
them,” he added.
He felt that the adults should have suf
ficient intelligence to judge what type of
pictures they want to see and suggested
that parents should select the pictures
which they wish their children to see.
“'The theati'es play nursemaid to too many
children,” he declared. “Parents give their
children a dime and send them to the
theatre to see any kind of a picture just
to get them out of the way for the after
noon or evening,” he said.
'The theatre man said the theatres had
tried to infoim piirents that children
should not be permitted to see certain pic
tures by advertising that they were for
adults only. The result had been just the
opposite>of the desired effect. On the con
trary, the theatres would be crowded with
children when pictures w'ere so advertised.
“So what is the theatre man to do?” he
And who is there to deny that the
theatre man has some strong arguments
on his side? The motion picture houses
cannot operate without results at the box
office. If the public will not support edu
cational pictures, who is there to condemn
the motion picture industry from giving
what the public will support.
In closing the theatre man told his au
dience that "there is just as much need
to raise the standard of demand as there
is to raise the standard of supply.” Motion
pictures do not precede public opinion;
they follow it.
And frankly, the argument seems to be
largely on the side of the motion picture
industry. If everybody ate chocolate can
dy, the candy manufacturings could not be
blamed for supplying the demand. The so-
Intioii seems to be that the public must
be educated to an appreciation of the high
er class pictures.
Should Encourage Bmlt&ig
It seems to be generally understood that
the greatest measure of unemployment, is
in what ^are known as the ,?, boildii^
trades.” Building, except on public pro
jects, is almost at a standstill. In the big
citiee there was an orgy of over-building
up to 1930, but in the nation as a whole
we are told by competent authorities there
is still a great deal of buiHing and repair
work to be done.
In normal times the United States used
to spend about four thousand million dol
lars a yeai‘ on building, constructing every
year enough buildings to house a popula
tion as large as the city of Los Angeles,
wHb dwellings, public buildings, stores,
factories, hospitals, schools, libraries and
the rest to meet the needs of a million
With the cessation of that annual build
ing program, carpentere, masons, plaster
ers. painters, electricians, plumbers, pap
er-hangers and all of the trades which col
laborate to construct a new building began
to feel the pinch of unemployment. The
furniture and furnishing industries felt
it next, and so on down the line. And the
sources from which money ordinarily
comes for building purposes found them
selves with “frozen” loans and no money
to lend even to those who wanted to build
We think there are probably enough of
fice buildings, stores and semipublic build
ings of that sort; probably enough fac
tories, also. But all of those need modern
izing and repairing, and while there are
dwellings enough, of a sort, to house
everybody in America, many of them
ought to be abandoned and replaced with
new ones, and practically all of them
ought to be repaired, many to the point
of virtual reconstruction. * »
For those reasons we await with a good
deal of interest further details of the
Government’s plan to encourage long
term instalment loans for repairing and
modernizing dwellings- We understand
this does not contemplate direct loans
from public funds, but rather some sort
of a guarantee to lenders against loss
when all the conditions of the loan meet
the approval of Government experts. We
do not know how far it is proposed to go
ftgcuieut ‘w lena ror new' dwellmg coi^
struction, but th« Government would do
well to try to simplify the present system
of building loans and cut down the cost to
the home-builder of the money he has to
borrow for that purpose. One of the great
reasons why building has slowed up is
that mortgage loans under the present
system are hard to collect, and therefore
the borrower is required to pay altogeth
er too high a profit to somebody when he
tries to finance a home.
Sunday School Lesson
By REV. CHARLES E. DUNN
JESUS ACCLAIMED AS KING
Lesson for May 6th. Matthew 21. Golden Text:
As between the kingship of power and the
kingship of character. Jesus supremely represents
the latter. His ideal of the Messiah was not that
of the populace. The people expected a monarch
clothed in purple, wielding the sceptre and sword,
and riding in a chariot. They longed for a dis
tinctly warrior type.
But the Master rebelled against this popular
Mess'anic picture. He had fought out the whole
i.ssue during His temptation in the wilderness.
Later, when the people, in their enthusiasm, en
deavored by force to make Him king. He secret
ed Himself in a mountain. And now as He ent
ers Jerusalem, and is loudly acclaimed as a king
“that cometh in the name of the Lord,” we are
not to suppose that He has changed His mind.
He has no desire to assume the role of an earth
This is indicated by His striking entrance into
the city upon a humble donkey. What a contrast
to the spectacular march of Kaiser William in
to Jerusalem, in magni.^cent pomp and pagean
try, through a gate built in the wall especially
for him! Not as a war lord, with mailed fist,
did The Master claim Hia beloved city, but as a
humble Prince of Peace-
Then that evening He went out, with the
twelve, to the quiet village of Bethany, where
lived Mary and Martha. What a tender, domestic
touch! The Master, who had no abiding home,
needed greatly the refreshment of the family-
circle as He looked to the tragedy ahead.
We note, too, that He claimed the autho>ity
to purify the church, as the incident of the
cleansing of the temple on the following day
makes clear. This was a factor in haBt/.nj»^g the
crucifixion, for it solidified the farces anxious to
But the greatest mark of His royalty is the
Cross. Over Palm Sunday rests the shadow of.
Calvary. On Good Friday the King ascende Ris
throne! And what a throne! There we see the
supreme love of God revealed in bitter pain.
First we modernize the heathen so they will bny
onr prodocts; then we howl because they imitate
ihe products and undersell us.—Saa Praadsco
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“THE HIRBD MAN^”
SCRAP BOOK A
41?. By J. B. WnXUMS-
Be An Optimict
Twlxt‘optimist and pessimist
The difference Is droll;
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.
Clark Gable On
At New Qrpbeum
Teacher To Class: Tell
what are the live senses T
Absent - minded Student:
Solicitor; I’m sure Mir. New,
Auto Owner ^ you’d like to con
tribute to our Children’s Hos
Mr. New Auto Owner; Sure!
Jump right In and I’ll have one
for you In a mllewr two!
No oBe has ever found a mon
ument In history erected to a
man who did not have a cause
that centered elsewhere than in
The man who conquers Is the
one who moves steadily—persis
tently—everlastingly toward his
goal—unmindful whether the
goal is always In sight or not—
unmindful of obstacles—of diffi
culties and discouraging condi
tions—He moves forward as Co
lumbus moved—even In the face
o f mutiny—“This Day"—The
Great Discoverer wrote—“We
sailed west because it was our
You cannot dream yourself in
to a character, you, must forge
one. Now and then you will find
a man who is big enough to have
tolerance with those who are
making the mistake he once
made—who helps instead of
scolds. Such a man is & benedic
tion to any business.”
' *Tt Happened One
Columbia’s picturization of ^Ahe
Samuel Hopkins Adams Cosmo
politan novelette, whleh co-stars
Oiark Gable and Claudette Col
bert for the first time, under
Frank Capra’s direction, will
open a two-day run at th« New|
Orpheum Tlieatre today. '
This is the third Colnmbia plcr.
ture of the current season. to-
win enthusiastic reception^
the critics and audiences'everir-
where. Its two predecessors were
"IiBdy for a Day,” also a Capra
production, and “Man’s .,Castlo,"
directed by Frank Borsage.
Mies Colbert ie cast ae the
daughter of Walter Connolly,
millionaire banker. Disapproving
of her marriage to Jameson
Thomas, debonair playboy, Con
nolly has kidnapped her immedi
ately after the ceremony and
taken her aboard his yacht,
which he moors In Florida wat
ers. The Imperious Claudette
swims ashore and hastens to re
join her husband In New York,
traveling Incognito by bus to
avoid her father’s sleuths.
Gable, an adventurous news
paperman temporarily out of
job, la also en route to New York
by bus. He and Miss Colbert, who
occupy*^" adjoining seats, re-act
unfavorably toward one another.
Claudette considers him Insolent
and Ill-mannered: he regards her
as supercilious and pampered.
Will Rogers’ new picture,
“David Harum,’’ will be the big
attractlpn at the New Orpheum
Monday and ’Tuesday of next
LET US CHECK YOUR BBAK^ .. > THEY ARB
THE IK^ IMPORTANT PART
OE yOliR CAR
HOW^BOtlT THAT NEW SET OF FISK TIRES?
THEY WILL ADD SAFETY
Let ua Wash, Grease and tune up your
car and put it in first class condition
for the hard service you will expect out
of it this summer.
WILEY BROOKS and JETER CRTSBL
Mm SERVICE 00.
NORTH WILKESBORa N. C.
Home Chair Company
Beats Lenoir Team I
Here’S to the years
To the days that are
some and gay,
May the joys of the old
joys of the new,
And the sorrows fade
“Sow a thought—reap an
Sow an act—reap a habit.
Sow a habit—reap a character.
Sow a character—reay a des
Sam Ogilvie Honored
At College At Maxton
The student body of Presby
terian Junior College at Maxton
met Wednesday to .elect the of-
UCfiM.J’f i^iif iJakef,'
Gray’s Creek, was elected presi
dent of the association; Sam
Ogilvie, of North Wilkesboro.
vice president and Mae Wickee,
of Gulf, secretary and treasurer.
The new officers are outstanding
members of the freshman class
at P. J. C.
Playing erratic baseball but
coming through In the pinches,
Ralph Bowman’s Home Chair Co,
nine came out victor In a first
rate game with the Lenoir Chair
Co. team on the local field Sat
The ontatandlng performance
of the game was the pitching of
Crook for the locals, who held the
visiting team scoreless for five
innings. Carmichael hurled the
remainder of the game.
The score was 8 to 6 but had
it not been for the local players
"booting too many” grounders
the score would have been one
sided. With the exception of a
few' boners, baseball that would
do credit to many of the so-call
ed league teams was displayed at •
times during the game.
Batteries were: Home Chair
of [due; I.«noir Chair
HERE’S THE FAMOUS
Here’s a washer that
changes wash day drudg
ery into a few minutes of
easy work and gives extra
hours of pleasant things
to do. It washes whiter,
faster, easy on clothes,
safe, economical, and with
YOU CAN HAVE A COMPLETE LAUNDRY IN
YOUR HOME AT LOW COST
. grown on the same
land with Korean lespedeza since
1928" continues to make excel
lent growth for P. M. Krimmlng-
er- of Cabarrus county. The soil
apparently has increased In fer
WILKES ELECTRIC COMPANY ii
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Next Door to MiDer-Long Co.
Stanley county is said to lead
the state in the number of farm
ers following a well-defined ro
tation of crops. Forty-two men In
ten townships are conducting the
The acreage planted to les-
pedeza, red and alsike clovers in
Mecklenburg county has been in
creased over last year, reports
the farm agent.
GULF WINS MORE "HILL TESTS*'
THAN 32 GASOLINES COMBINED
Will your cor havo more power on any
one gasoline? HERE’S YOUR ANSWER..
Gulf tested a total of 33 gasolines on fannous
American hills—12 hills in localities from
Massachusetts to Georgia—and here is what
The power oj different gasolines varies
widely! And of all 33 gasolines. Gulf is uni
formly best. 7 out of 12 times, it propelled
a car and load up mountain grades farther
than any other gasoline tested!
It won more hill tests than 32 other
gasolines combinedl Prove it! Drive into
a Gulf statiem, fill up, and test the power
of That Good Gulf for yourself!
A BORROWED FORD tests 12 ooia^tffaig
gaaoliaes MrMuWioogh Hfii, hmt West Foint,
Ky., to mm wUdi gM cea poll the car and
3900.1b. load Acthast op hill la bl^ f/mm.
HOW 33 GASOLINES RANKED (
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