IMD^BHDBNT IN POLITICS
1^ li^iidays and Thursdays at
North Wilkesborob N. C.
D. J. CARTER and Jmiius C. HIBBARD.
1b the State fl.OO per Year
Out of the State ^ fl.60 per Year
, Entered at the poet office at North Wilkes-
boro. N. C.. as second class matter under Act
of March 4, 1879.
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 1934
’ One of these was A. H. Graham, present
lieutenant govenior, who was so introduc
ed. Mr. LaRoque went on over into Lenoir
and there F. H. Coffey, prominent manu
facturer and the Caldwell representative
in the legislature for two past sessions,
was carrying the title. Likewise at New
ton, he heard Judge Wilson Warlick in
troduced as the “next governor.”
But, of course, that doesn’t complete
the list. There is the formidable “Farmer
Bob” Doughton who is credited with the
ambition of ending his political career in
the Raleigh executive mansion. And judg
ing from the present trend on the issue of
the sales tax, coupled with the immense
popularity of the ninth district congress
man, there is some likelihood that the title
would not be so inappropriate.
Now the Honorable Dennis G. Brum-
mitt, who as attorney general, shows a
strong disinclination to keep in stdp with
the present administration and its views,
is also to be considered. Whether he could
make the grade is problematical, but at
least he could be rightly termed a “recep-
^ tive next governor.”
The list isn’t complete, of course, with
out mentioning Judge Tam C. Bowie, who
may or may not venture upon a third race
for state-wide political support. The im
pression is that having returned to the
house next year, he will sound out the
situation and then determine the course
It jaromiaes to be* merry little race in^
1986. We make no effort to mention all
tiie “next govemii^*' There are others,
o bat the list here j^sufficient at this time.
One advantage the ape had was that he wor-
ti'A'' rie4 no more over his ancestry than over his
- poatmrity.—^Dallas Morning News.
Byrd won’t miss much. In a section where the
nights are six months long, he’ll be back in
time for the morning papers.—Detroit News.
An intemationai spy is a sap. He could syndi
cate a gossip column and get rich.—Greensboro
Note to advertising managers of cig:arette
companies: You’ve induced a number of girls to
smoke cigarettes; now see if you can’t persuade
them to buy some.—Thomaston (Ga.) Times.
From the agony column in a Londfon paper:
“I hope the young man who pinched the seat I
vacated for a poor old man Mansion House to
Earl’s Court, Thursday will develop chronic flat
feet and corns."—Boston Evening Transcript.
The New Policy
Most observers will agree that the Na
tional Recovery Administration is follow
ing a wise course by abandoning codes
for thousands of small businesses. Substi
tute agreements will, of course, be made
and the retreat does not mean that the
government is permitting business to re
turn to cut-throat competitive methods.
But it does mean that it will cease to po
lice every litle institution in the country.
It means that there will be a return to
private iniatitive without a return to the
old system in which the laboring man was
ground under the foot of capital. Similarly,
there are rather definite indications that
the administration does not intend to let
labor organizations run the government.
Not a few people were skeptical of the
NRA’s plan to try to run private indus
tries, but accepted the move as a tempor
ary and emergency policy. Time has re
vealed the wisdom of less rigid control
over small businesses.
It is very probable that succeeding
months will see many of the less desirable
features of NRA discarded. The adminis
tration apparently hopes to save the bene
ficial parts of the recovery program and
junk the rest. That is in keeping with the
attitude of the general public.
Many “Next Governors”
There are many “next governors” scat
tered about over the state, judging from
the experience of 0. K. LaRoque, deputy
insurance commissioner, who found three
such gentlemen on one swing about the
An Hlktorical Issue ^ j,.
The Jfoumal-PaWot has just received
the foBowing letter from WiBard^ Cole,
former editor, who is now connected with
the Winston-Salem Journal, and since we
believe North Wilkesboro citizens wfll be
interested in the contents,,we are pnblish-
,ing it in full. , M„
“Sunday’s issue of The Winston-Salem
Journal and Sentinel carried a well-plann
ed section commemorating the 21st anni
versary of the consolidation of Salem and
Winston. With no barrier other than lo
cal pride, these two cities united with
mutual benefit to the entire citizenship.^
“The data contained in this section tells
the story of the successful fight to merge
the cities, the battle preceding the election
waxing warm in the final stages.
“All this, however, is beside the point I
intended to make. Why not get out an
historical issue of The JiDumal-Patriot?
North Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro and Wilkes
county are rich in historical lore. And
since there is no written story of the pro
gress of the two towns and Wilkes, such
an issue would be of invaluable worth to
the schools and the citizenship as a whole.
“How many citizens of North Wilkes
boro can tell you offhand when the town
was incorporated? How many know the
day the first train arrived? Who was the
incorporated town’s first baby? What in
dustries have contributed to the phenom
enal'development of North Wilkesboro?
Who was the first mayor? These and-a
hundred other interesting fa^ts could be
given in an issue such as I have suggest
“There would be, of course, consider
able expense attached to getting out the
issue. But I am confident that the busi
ness houses of North Wilkesboro wuold
buy liberal advertising space. Even the
non-regular advertisers should buy a page
O’’ half page.
“My experience has been that an issue
gotten up by your ovm force would receive
considerably more support and would meet
the needs far better than one which is
backed by some outsider who knows lit
tle of the romantic history of the com
munity you serve.
“If you will pardon the intrusion of my
ideas, I would suggest that should you
decide to attempt such a section, you
should give yourself plenty of time and
enlist the support of various organiza
tions which will be glad to help you get
The issue of the Winston-Salem paper
to which Mr. Cole refers appeared May 13.
It is filled with decidedly interesting data
on the history and growth of the Forsyth
metropolis. The Journal-Patriot believes
that this letter from a former editor will
be of interest, since it contains a sugges
tion that is of considerable value. We ful
ly agree that the Journal and Sentinel’s
special section is worthy of the highest
Sunday School Lesson
Bv REV. CHARLES E. DUNN
THE FUTURE OF THE KINGDO.M
Lesson for May 20th. Matt. 25:1-13. Golden
Text: Revelation 11:15.
What is t(. be said concerning the meaning of
this familiar parable of the wise and foolish
bridesmaids? To begin, it is clear that the story
emphasizes the necessity of watchfulness-
“Watch therefore.” Now watchfulness is anoth
er name for preparation. The watchful man Is
he who has paid the price of long, arduous
training. Behind Paderewski’s playing, so aston
ishing in its ease of execution, lie years of
painstaking toil. When asked how long it had
taken him to prepare a certain sermon, Beecher
replied. "Forty years!” And the Duke of Wel
lington was so firmly moulded by years of disci
pline that it was said of him, “He does his duty
as naturally as a horse eats oats.”’
The wise bridesmaids, in the parable, were
prepared. They had been well trained- They
showed foresight. The foolish bridesmaids were
thoughtless. They lacked ordinary common sense.
They probably knew little of the meaning of
Now there are two memorable lessons here.
First of all. note the presence of a reserve sup
ply. All of the ten members of this bridal party
had lamps. But the five who were wise carried,
in additicn, flasks containing oil. The foolish
bridesmaids, on the other hand, carried no extra
oil. They had some oil, but not enough- And so
when the bridegroom was ready to receive them,
their lamps flickered, they could not enter the
bridal chamber on time, “and the door was shut.”
Secondly, note that the extra oil carried by the
wise virgins was available for immediate use.
It was right at hand so that when the summons
to the wedding was suddenly sounded they were
able to take their places for the ceremony with
How important it is to carry a reserve of well-
disdpUned chancter always on tap! Then when
the crises of life suddenly overtake ns without
warning, as they so often do, we are ready.
We must watch Ckd. Theodore Roosevelt close
ly to see how much he has grown since 9oy ,
Rydef referred to him as L r,—Detndt News.:
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NOITTH WILKESBORO, N. C.
After an absence of eighteen months, Norma Shearer, first lady of the
cinema, makes a dazzling reappearance on the talking screen
“Riptide,” an ultra-modem story with a continental background writ
ten especially for thfe glamorous star by Edmund Goulding. who also
directed. The new picture presents a highly emotional entanglement in
which Miss Shearer finds herself trapped between the conflicting tides
of two loves. Robert Montgomery and Herbert Marshall are the two
men between whom she has to make her choice.
NOTICE OP AmiI\ISTR.\TION’
Having qualified as Adminis
tratrix of the estate of Ralph G.
Bjngham, deceased, this is to
notify all persons having claims
against said estate to present
them within 12 months from
date of this notice or It will be
pleaded in bar of their right to
recover. All persons indebted to
said estate will please come for
ward and make settlement.
This l4th day of May. 1934.
MRS. GRACE S. BINGHAM,
Having qualified as adminls-
tator of the estate of Mary C.
Shomaker, deceased, late o f
Wilkes County, N. C., this is to
notify all persons having claims
against the estate of said deceas
ed to exhibit them to the under
signed before the 23 day of
April, 1935 or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery.
All persons indebted to said es
tate will please make immediate
This 23 day of April, 1934.
H. T. SHOMAKER*
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