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e March 4, 1879.
MONDAY, JUNE 18, 19S4
The propoeed inveshigation^ the mid-
dtoman’s profits cai farm products is in
tended to get At ^e facts ^ut the wide
difference betwemi the price the fanner
his produce for and the pi.oe the
ultimate cmMumer pays.
' Unfortunately, both the producer and
tte consumer have been in a fiid plij^it.
Die fanner gets too little for his
and hard^ any of those engaged in the;'
igricultural business are making ends
meet. On the other hand, there is tiie
consumer who is barely able to scrape up
enemgh money to keep body and soul to
gether because of the high prices he has
In this connection, we are speaking gen
erally, not specifically. Grocery prices
here are not as high as in many places.
The point is, the increase in the price
of farm produce has been so large that it
has prevented greater consumption
which would prove a boon to tillers of the
soil. i i
This is not to say that the middleman
is Twalfing an exhorbitant profit. He may
be selling on the smallest margin consis
tent with good business. Many of them
are. The truth is that many grocery
stores and merchants in other lines went
broke trying to cut under the other fel
low. But the Senate’s proposed investiga
tion, if made, should help to arrive at the
There is something wrong with the
system of distribution when there is such
a wide difference in the prices. It should
be remedied just as an economic system
which permits people to go hungry with
granaries and smokehouses bursting with
bread and meat should be remedied.
Souwbody aaks what has become of miniature
What was it. anyhow?—Detroit Free
The U. S. Pogition
Secretary of State Cordell Hull’s note
to Great Mtain was a pointed reminder
that the United States expects payment
of war debts incurred by European na-
’ He asserted that the United Sthtes did
aot make its loan to Great Britain con-
tfngent upon what some other nation owes
Great Britain. That is a fact which the
British government should not fail to
Practically all nations defaulted Friday.
At'the same time they claimed they were
unable to meet these just obligations.
Why? Of course, their notes did not
answer this question. Yet the reason is
The Journal-Patriot takes the posi
tion that as long as European nations con
tinue their heavy expenditxxres for arma
ments, not a single concession in the
amount of their debts should be made.
Diey can spend hundreds of millions on
arming themselves, but throw up their
bands in horror when they are asked to
A New Champion
Max Baer is the new heavyweight box
ing champion of the world. He was so
crowned after giving his Italian opponent
a terrible licking.
But Primo Camera’s Italian brothers
and his backers all over the world have
nothing of which to be ashamed. He
proved that he is a game fellow. He just
wouldn’t stay down.
Many of us could learn a lesson from
Camera’s example. Usually the first ad
verse criticism or financial blow sends us
down for the count and we’re out.
We always admire a man who can take
a hard blow and then come back for more.
He’s the fellow that deserves to win if he
doesn’t. He may lose occasionally, but
the percentage is in his favor.
Getting back to boxing, the Baer-Car-
nera match was a beauty from the stand
point of boxing fans and a few more bouts
like that will bring the fighting game back,
to its pristine glory. You may have notic
ed that it has been in a rather sad plight
since Tex Rickard passed from the picture
and Dempsey’s legs gave way under him.
Several months ago, our good friend,
Attorney Ira T. Johnston, of Jefferson, in
an address here voiced the opinion that
there should always be two parties, but
that the alignment should be on the basis
of conseiwative and progressive.
The conservative party, he said, is
needed to keep the liberals or progressives
from going too far. Likewise the liberals
are needed to shove the conservatives along
and prevent a halt in the march of prog
Republicans have naturally been ohilded
for their criticism of the present adminis
tration. Yet even the most ardent sup
porters of the New Deal admit that the
criticisms have been helpful.
Walter Lippman, one of the administra
tion’s greatest admirers, makes this ad
mission. He says “it has been a public
benefit to have an opposition which could
make itself so effective.”
The Republicans, of course, cannot be
blamed for their efforts to make a case
against the Roosevelt regime. The Demo-
crats, they recaD, started out on Hoover
almost before he got the President's chair
. warmed and they made such a case that
distinguished Califomian was sent
f back home under the most smashing defeat
r in the history of tlie country.
■ But all this is neither here nor there.
The rtatement made by Lippman, the bril-
.liant commentator, is cited as p^f of
lir. Johnsttm’s omtention that the two-
i ^party system has decided benefits in that
^‘; one party serves as a brake to the other
vhva it is indiped to go too far.
A NEW DEAL IN COURT PROCEDURE
While the American public has been attracted
and engrossed in other phases of the New Deal,
a development of outstanding importance in the
department of the judiciary has been allowed to
pass almost unnoticed.
A few days ago President Roosevelt signed
what has been termed by David Lawrence as
“one of the most important pieces of legislation
in the history of the United States.” Under its
terms the Supreme Court is provided with au
thority to establish uniform rules of procedure
for all the inferior federal courts in the coun-
The passage of this legislation brings to rea
lization a dream of the past twenty-five years,
and remarkably enough. Attorney General Cum
mings was able to engineer it through congress
within three months, although similar acts had
been brought up during several previous ad
ministrations only to be sidetracked. The plan
comprehended in the statute had been endorsed
by Presidents Wilson, Taft and Coolidge, and by
several attorneys general and other leading
By virtue of the new law. the Supreme Court
will be enabled to clarify the present rules of
procedure, and estabh'sh simple and uniform
regulation designed to facilitate the operation of
the federal courts, thereby reducing the “law’s
delay” to a minimum. It is anticipated that the
state courts will take steps to make their meth
ods of procedure coincide with those followed in
the federal tribunals, and if this is done a sys
tem of uniform procedure will presently develop
for all courts throughout the entire United
It follows that the new federal statute is of
far-reaching significance in that it presages the
gearing of American court machinery to the
needs of the new day. Although unheralded and
unsung, this accomplishment will stand near the
top of the list in the schedule of achievements
credited to the Roosevelt administration.
We like the way in which Robert Quillen
likens a newspaper to a .scorekeeper at a ball
game. Just as it Is the score man’s duty to re
cord faithfully the “hits, runs and errors” of
the players, so it is the newspaper’s job to
give a record of the game of life, its success
(home runs, it you please) and its errors.
Editor Quillen, who has become famous for
his philosophical writings, has the following
to say in this connection, even though he
voluntarily admits The Tribune is not a news
“The Tribune isn’t a newspaper, but it does
print items of local news that are of interest
to its subscribers. This is its business. It you
beat your wife or kill your mother-in-law or
have a fight with a neighbor, I record the fact
as it is reported to me. And there my interest
ends. I do not take sides. The fact that I
print the story does not indicate that I am a
partisan. I am merely a scorekeeper, making a
record of hits and runs. Whether you win or
lose, hate or love, doesn’t Interest me. Your
business is your business, not mine. I’m not
your judge or your defender. If you burn your
house for the Insurance, my report of the mat
ter isn’t an accusation of wrong-doing. I’m
merely stating facts. The feeling that you are
being accused and condemned comes from your
Henry Ford says that the depression is “a
thing of the past.” That’s certainly too. bad—
disappearing Just as we had begun to get used
to it,—St. Joseph News-Press.
Mad^n^Sqwe Garden. New
York, June 14v—Max Baari swing
ing his fists like poeat aatea of the
old Uvermore slKa^terhoase day*,
tonight brought tha world hcavy
wsij^t championship back to the
United States by scoring a techni
cal kno«^t over Italy’s men
UntafC Primo Cam^
Aefttrt^Arthur Donovan halted
the primitive bout afior two min
utes and 16 seconds of the eleventh
round to save the staggering,
bloody Italian giant froagi further
Statuesque Maxie floored the
snaggled-tooth Goliath six timesi
despite the latter’s 63-ponnd weight
After Prime crashed to the flodr
twice in the elevmttb, the huge
crowd was screandng for the refe
ree to stop the rhassacre. Referee
Donovan said he had not answered
the cries of the crowd, but had
stepped between the fighters whmi
Camera said he had enough.
This clash of the 268-pound ring
mastodon and the 210-pound Cali
fornia bone crusher was one t^t
would have drawn ancient hairy
cave people out of their hovels and
sent them home jabbering and ges-
ticnlating, their blood lusts satis
It did that tonight for a crowd
of 66,000 modems, who paid ap
proximately 1460,000 for the enter
tainment, the largest gate since
the first Sharkey-Schmeling bout
Baer, who for years, boasted
that he was the ring’s “man of
destiny” tonight proved that there
something behind his braggadocio
—^namely dynamite in both right
and left hands and a chain like the
Rock of Cibraltar,
In the most primitive and brut
ish bout staged in any ring since
the sensational Dempsey-Firpo
melee, the explosive Live’rmore Lo-
chinvar smashed and battered the
ambling Alp until it seemed time
and again that Primo must stay on
A husband sitting up with a sick friend never
catches anythkig—except an occaskmal pair of
jacks.—San Frandaco Chronicle.,
the’lfioor when he IwifM
Th^ boiit was fou|ht «aetiy as
expeiitA with Ctxotn
outbox the ehallenger. B^, fight- .
ing from a crouch, would retreat,
and then suddenly Iruneh paralys-
Ing attacks, first to the body—to
bring the big hairy arms dowtt—
expokng ms^vs lantern jsw—and
thm to the head.
Of the 11 rminds, the vast Vene
tian in the black tights took only
two, the fonrtii and ninth. The
seventh was even. Maxie won the
rest impressively. ^
USE HEALTHY BIRDS
IN QROWING CAPONS
Ponltrymen planning to- de
velop capons this summer should
start preparations In June. Only
those cockerels In robust health
should be selected for the pur
pose, says Roy S. Dearstyne,
bead of .the poultry department
kt State College.
The cockerel should weigh at
least 1 1-2 or 2 pounds, and be
dewormed about a week before
the operation. Such birds recover
quickly and gain rapidly after
Mr. Dearstyne suggests that
the birds be deprived of food and
water for 24 hours before the
operation in order to clean the
Intestines. The actual procedure
of the operation described in
FISK TIRBS WILL GIYB YOU EXTRA VALUE
AND DEPENDABLE SERVICE
Let os put your car in shape for a hard snimna'.
We’ll change your oil, fill your battery, grease all
moving parts, and generally “tone” up your motor.
Drive in today.
WILEY BROOKS, Manager
mm SERVICE CO.
NORTH WILKESBORa N. C.
Bulletin No. 290 of the N. C.
Experiment Station, which will
he sent upon request.
For several days after the
operation, Water and soft feeds
should be given and the birds
kept quiet so the wound can
heal. During the first few post-
operation days the birds should
hare the a'mount of mash they
can eat in 15 minutes in the
morning. In the evening the feed
should be equal parts of cracked
corn and wheat, as much as the
birds will eat in 15 minutes.
Two Killed In Wreck
Lexington, June 9.—Five per
sons wer© injured, two fatally,
when two automobiles crashed
on highway No. ^9 four miles
northeast of here, today.
Those killed were Rev. J. F.
Moser, 64, pastor of the Main
Street Meth^ist church of High
Point, and Hinton Griffin, 30,
of Washington, D. C., a theatre
Both died this afternoon sev
eral hours after the collision.
Griffin was alone in his car, en
route to Washington.
Catawba county sweet potato
growers sold their cured sweets at
good prices this spring and are
preparing for an increased acreage
this season. A new storage house is
being comstmeted at Startown.
Read Journal-Patriot ads.
mwe^ (Motim u hew I
Chevrolet proudly pre- Iwakes, and all the rest—ia mounted
sente the new Sport a body that combmes five-passenger
Sedan as the most beautiful modd
ever built by any manufacturer ci
low-priced cars. On a Icmg diaesis
embodying Chevrd[et*s combination
of exclusive featares~ enclosed
Knee-Action, an 80-mile-an-hour, 80-
« horsepower engine, calde-controlled
capacity, excqptianal Inggage
and mnre de luxe touches than we
have space to tdl abouL If a|qp^>
ance and convenience come first
with yon, and you widi to stay in
the low^joice field—here, beyond a
doubt, ia your car.
)£DPLE who have an eye for
^ bandsenae liaes will adnure the
way the spadoos track merges mto
CHEVROLET MOTOR COMPANY, DETROIT, MICHIGAN
^ Cmp«avClmnite$kmdMiiflllLpHceitndM^G.M.A.Ctirm$^ AOrnttni-MminVeiae
the body liaes. Aad make ao mistake
aboat it-^haadawae as this troak is,
it ia a deddedly practical featore.