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THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1934
IW be news, too, if you ever read; “Fugitive
flatks Posse-”—Tampa Morning Tribune.
lUx Baer’s favorite author is said to be Emily
Poet Maybe she taught him how guests in the
. ought to be seated.—Norfolk Virgnnian-Pi-
"You must eat spinach for moral, spiritual,
eUical and eathetical reasons.” says one of these
food experts- And we have heard tell that it’s
Hood for yo6, too.—Mcntgmery Advertiser.
Another reason for our recent observation
fihat we never can become accustomed to seeing
• girl shaking dice for the beer, is that the bar
keeper with whom she shakes is also a girl.—
Kansas City Star.
Bertha Shore, of the Augusta Gazette, says a
naan can display a quarter now without fear
that he will be married for his money, but she
doesn’t tell how a man may obtain the quarter.
—^Topeka State Journal.
The motorist has a right to expect to find a
fittle beauty by the roadside, says a bulletin of
a national horticultural organization. Well, may
be he has, but the chances are that she’ll be in
■omebody else’s parked car.—Boston Herald.
A Human Character
"Wherever motion pictures are shown.
Marie Dressier is known.
Seriously ill for weeks, she has had the
prayers of people everywhere. Thousands
and thousands who know her only on the
silver screen are hoping against hope that
she will win her battle with death.
The popularity of the famous actress is
a tribute to the intelligence of the Ameri
can theatre patrons. She is a real, human
character, giving to her pictures a touch
that is wholly lacking in the Mae West
and similar production.^.
She has demonstrated that an actress
doesn’t have to be all se.x in order to ap
peal to the motion picture audience. Her
type is needed and here’s hoping she will
again face the camera.
nTibe Sceadi^ Parkway
Selecting Public Officials
Commenting upon the too frequent elec
tion of officeholders because of their
pleasing personality rather than fitness
for the place, the Elkin Tribune makes
this pertinent observation:
“You wouldn't want to travel by an air
plane piloted by a man who won his job
because of his personality and fi’iends.”
The tendency to elect men because of
their ability to size up a political situation
rather than the job is a weakness in a
democratic form of government. But while
we prate and grumble over the unfortun
ate feature of our political system of gov
ernment, we are forced to remember that
even at its worst it is better than a tyran
nical and oppressive foiTn of the Hitler or
Even with all its seeming lack of wis
dom at times, the electorate can always
be depended upon to eventually “turn out
the pascals’’ when conditions become too
bad. The condition may last longer than it
should, but inevitably the saner, better
otizeaship has its day.
Officeholders, like mother-in-laws, may
not always occupy the highest position of
respect or show the efficiency of indus
trial company executive, but look who
Seriously, the Institute of Government
is doing the only sensible thing in view of
;a-^stem. It is endeavoring to instruct
Iders in their duties by conducting
for their benefit.
The Tribune significantly remarks:
“Government is little more than the
inanAgement of a big business, and some
. , of these days the stockholders, who are
the votera, will awake to the necessity of
having trained men a-hold of the
r«ihs. Hrt^fore, any man with sufficient
hlffpAnep to get elected was placed in
■- eiuirg©“—aDd it has cost us a lot of divi
dends as weS ^ taxes. ^
V North Wi&esboro and Wilkes County
share with all Westera -Noirth Cart/lioa in
rejmdng over the sd|^on of stbe North .
Caioliiia route for the'settiic parkwi^ put
tiiere is yet timie for'giving consideratico
to the more detailed route of the great’
As has been announced from Washing
ton the parkway would en^ the state in
the Mt. Airy district and foHow the .en-
tours of the mountains to Blowing Rock.
Knowing the mountains of this part of
the state as we do, we believe that the pro
posed route •following the crest of the Blue
Ridge is the most scenic and scenery is
the basis on which the route is to be se
Some people in the northeastern part of
Wilkes County have become concerned
over reports that the highway will follow
in the valleys of Alleghany and Ashe to
Glendale Springs instead of the Blue Ridge
from Roaring Gap by way of Bullhead
Moimtain, the lofty Airbellows, The Bluff
and the Little Grandfather, which is the
highest point in the Blue Ridge north of
the “Big” Grandfather.
Considering the route on the basis of
scenery alone the Blue Ridge crest could
not be excelled and influential citizenry of
this part of the country should make an
effort to present their claims for the Blue
Ridge route by way of the above named
scenic points. This I’oute would touch
Wilkes county at a number of places and
would mean much for our people.
The parkway along the Blue Ridge from
Roaring Gap to Deep Gap and Blowing
Rock would be another “Skyland Drive,”
unequaled in eastern America. The alti
tude would be higher than along the pla
teaus and valleys west of the Blue Ridge
and, in our opinion, the scenery has no
From information from reliable sources
it is learned that practically all of the
property owners along the crest of the
Blue Ridge in Wilkes and Alleghany coun
ties have signed to give the state highway
commission the 200-feet required rightof-
way. Since the states through which the
parkway goes must furnish the rightof-
way this is another factor in favor of the
Blue Ridge Crest route.
The proximity of the parkway to Wilkes
is cause for elation. Touching Wilkes at
several points, it will give added import
ance to-a “lost” section of the county.
What the new scenic highway will mean
to this section cannot be estimated in dol
lars and cents. Its construction is an en
terprise that is a credit to the farsighted
ness of the national administration.
Sunday School Lesson
By REV. CHARLES E. DUNN
MICAIAH SPEAKS THE TRUTH
Lesson for July 29th. I Kings 22. Golden Text:
I Kings 22:14.
This is a day of international conferences- It
is the custom, in some quarters, to disparage
such gatherings because they seem to accom-
plisih so little. It mu.st be remembered, how
ever, that the very fact that nations assemble
for purposes of consultation is, in itself, a great
gain. And the more they get together the more
the technic of their negotiations is improved.
Now the lesson admits us into the presence of
two ancient monarchs engaged in consultation.
Here we have an early example of international
cooperation. It is all the more illuminating be
cause the two men were opposites in character.
One of them, Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, was
a good ruler who carried out the religious re
forms of his high-minded father Asa. The other
was Ahab, one of the worst of the kings of Is
rael despite his energy and courage.
Was this alliance an evil? The apostles of iso
lation would answer “Yes! Samaria, with its cor
rupt court, was no place for a statesman with
the decent impulses of Jehoshaphat.” And they
would continue, in the same strain, to arg^ue
against the entrance of the United States into
the World Court or the League of Nations-
It seems clear, however, that the agreement
between the two kingdoms was fundamentally a
good- It certainly ended the long hostility be
tween them. To be sure, the joint military ad
venture against Syria came to a sad ending at
the battle of Ramoth-gilead. The candid Micaiah
spoke the blunt truth in foretelling this disaster
to the allied armies. In contrast to Ahab’s lying
prophets Micaiah is refreshing in his honest
proclamation of doom- But the loss of a battle
derf not invalidate the principle of united effort-
Uncle Sam rightfully placed his tremendous re
sources at the disposal of the Allies in 1917
even though he thereby contracted the worst
head-ache he has ever had. We must learn to be
internationally-minded despite every risk.
Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest
are these: “What a sucker I’ve been.”—San Fran
The Japs see no wrong in lying to inferiors.
That seems awful to Americans who lie to their
childrea—Detroit Free Press. ^
We haven’t heard from Senator Nye for several
days, but it is safe to^bet he is o^ somewhere
condemning something.—'Ifemj^is CV>miner^
Appeal. . ..-.i.
Washington, Jaty 21 lAuto-
caster)-r-01 course, thera^ls no
snch thing as an "acting Prest-
dent" of the Unltod States when
the President is absent from the
country, but Washington gossips
are fond of picking this, that or
the other olllclar for the Job
whenever Mr. Roosevelt’ goes
away on a trip. This time it is
Donald K. Rlchherg who ls_re-
garded as the ‘whlte-halired boy'
of the Administration, Intrusted
with seeing that none of the cat
tle get out of the feed-lot until
the boss gets back.
Undoubtedly Mr. Rlchherg has
gained greatly in the estimation
of the President, of the public
and of politicians In the past
year. His appointment as tem
porary chairman of the National
Emergency Council, while Frank
C. Walker takes a vacation, puts
up to him the difficult Job of
trying to Iron out all the person
al jealousies and administrative
traffic'tangles in Governmental
affairs. There are plenty of both.
Pen Picture of Rlchherg
Mr. Rlchherg came to Wash
ington with a record as a “labor
lawyer.” He was supposed to be
.solidly committed to putting the
-American Federation of Labor
in choree of all business. That
idea, widely circulated, created a
strong prejudice against him in
the minds of business men, at
the start. But in bis handling of
a thousand or so collisions be
tween business groups and labor
groups In the working out of
the NRA codes, he has won the
reputation of being keen, intel
ligent, fair and moderate.
Indeed, Richberg has been so
fair that the labor leaders begin
to think that he isn’t their
friend any more, while business
men look on him with much
greater favor. The fact seems to
be that Mr. Rlchherg la not and
never has been a blind partisan
of any particular labor group or
organization, but does believe
that the best Interests of the
public require that labor should
receive a larger share of the
proceeds of Industry.
Mr. Richberg Is sometimes
spoken of as one of the Brain
Trust; but he Is csrtalnly not
one of the half-baked radicals
usually meant when that term Is
used. About the only one of the
original Brain Trust who still
functions importantly in an of
ficial capacity is Rexford O. Tug-
well. Undersecretary of Agricul
ture, and the idea is seeping
through officialdom that Mr.
Tugwell’s achievements thus far
have consisted more in getting
himself into the headlines than
in accomplishing anything of
consequence. It looks quite cer
tain—if anything can be regard
ed as certain in these days—that
most of Mr. Tugwell’s radical
program has been ditched.
Molcy Still .Active
On the other hand, the one of
the original Brain Trusters who
came in for the most abuse In
the beginning of the Roosevelt
Administration is still among the
most influential of the Presi
dent’s advisers, although he has
been out of public office for
more than a year. He is Profes
sor Raymond Moley, with whom
the President is said to have
consulted on every important
economic question that has aris
en, and who is said to have had
the last word in shaping most of
Mr. Roosevelt’s decisions. ’The
President is not alone in believ
ing Professor Moley to he a man
of great erudition and talent,
though all do not share the
Presidential belief in the sound
ness of his economic views.
Nevertheless Mo.Iey is one of
the three men who, as the pic
ture clears up and self-appointed
minor prophets are eliminated
one by one, stand out as the
“three musketeers” of the Ad
ministration. The other two are
the ever-faithful Col. Louis Mc
Henry Howe and Bernard M.
On purely political questions
It has been understood that the
President relied more upon Col.
Howe than upon the Chairman
of the Democratic National Com
mittee, Postmaster General Far
ley. An Incident that came to
light the other day shows how
strong the Farley influence is.
Secretary Ickes wanted to ap
point Professor John W. Finch,
Dean of the School of Mining of
the University of Idaho, to the
post of Director of the Bureau
of Mines. He talked with the
President, who gave his o. k.
Secretary Ickes notified Profes-,
Bor Finch, who resigned bis uni
versity Job and came to ^Wash
ington to’ take over the post
The Presidential commission ap
pointing him had been drawn up
and laid on the Pres^ent’s desk.
But when Mr. Ickes sent for it-
the White Honse staff discovered
that it had not been signed, bat
had noted upon itrh; “Held UP
temporarily becanse -Of polltk»i
objections by P. ,M. O.” Mr.
lexghad discovered that ^ro|^
tor Finch Toted^for Hoover la
Seme surpri-ie has been -fl ex-
preeaeS over the appejntmeht
Jbeeph P. Khnnedy, long a Weft
Street speculator, to bead 'thh
1 comnilsstOn which is to regniate
■ seourlty Bzchahges.j^ Bnt those
who know Mr. Kennedy say thaf
be is absolutely honest and en
11 r e 1 y devoted to President
Roosevelt,'a life-long ^ intimate
friend/aad add. that it li better
to have a man who knows what
it’s all about than another BratB’
’Truster ^in that Job.
There was more surprise over
the naming of James P. Moffett
of Standard Oil to bead the
board,created underthe’ new
Housing Act.‘45,But young' Mr.
Moffett Is‘'another of the Presl-
dent’e intimates, regarded as a
man of wound. judgment and
great - exeentive talent. His ap'
pointment Is taken as another
indication of the growth of con
servative influence in Adminis-.
tratlon affairs. ^
At Austin Church
Illness Reported In News Items
TRAPHILL, July 24.—Rev. L.
E. Sparks Is running a revival
meeting at Austin Baptist church
this week. Everybody Is cordial
ly invited to attend.
Mr. Granville Lyon, of Austin.
Is real sick and we hope he soon
Mr.. Huston Weste, of Ben-
ham, is in the Elkin Hos^'tal
for treatment for his stomach.
Mr. Floyd McCann, of Austin,
is real sick of erysipelas on his
Mr. L. M. Hawkins and son,
Quentin, madew business trip to
wc.. • i
AND LET'S nCURE ON
YOUR CAR NEEDS
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c^liave ybn and ghre
yiwj number ^ quality
in and kt us prove k!
WILEY BROOKS, Manager
MOTOR SERVICE CO.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C.
School Vote In Yadkin
Sept. 8 -
sand marriages and not
vorce, is the 10-year
claimed by the Rev.
Stearns, of Milwaukee.
Mr. Stearns recently perform
ed his 1,000th wedding cere
mony and says that of all the
couples he has joined In matri
mony none has ever broken the
ties by divorce.
Yadklnvllle, July 23.
Yadkin county board of com-
mlssionei-s, meeting here today
In an adjourned session, passed
a resolution calling for a special
election to decide the fate of the
bond Issue of 1140,000, which
would provide more adequate
school buildings in the county.
The election will be held on
Saturday, September 8.
It M. BRAHE & SON
North Wilkestraro^ M. C
Colorado Springs Folks Are
Cooled By Brisk Snowfall
Colorado Springs, Colo., July
21.—A brisk snowfall helped
cool Colorado Spjlngs this after
noon. Snow fell heavily In the
business section for several min
utes. It followed a drenching
rain, the first since July 4.
Liquid, IVtUets, Salve, Nose Drops
Checks Malaria in 3 days. Colds
first day. Headaches or Neuralgia
in 30 minutes.
Fine Laxative and Tonic
Host Speedy Remedies Known
its report for the past quarter
has been filed with the insur
ance commissioner in Raleigh,
the bond renewed for the next
year’s work, and we are ready
to have those of you who have
not paid us a visit to come in
and see the gratifying report
"or the past year’s work.
To Meet July 31
Raleigh, July 21.—The annu
al meeting of the North Carolina
Dairymen’s association will be
held at State college on July 31
while farm men and women
from all sections of the state are
here attending far* and home
Williams Auto &
Phone 334-J — N. Wilkesboro
Radiator Repairing, Body B«-
buildin^:, Motor Blocks Rebored,
■-VHETHER YOU ARE A
MEMBER UR NOT. we would
le glad for you to inspect oul^
books. Our membership is in
creasing steadily, but we need
Extensions Welded in
Frames, General Repair
T. H. WILLIAMS, Owner.
W. K. STURDIVANT^
.MADGE L. STURDIVANT
There are some ^
things we refuse to do
to sell a car
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coi. Wo Bko soloo. but lab-docdtoq oad Ibo eoa-
of OUT cartomoto cso doohoWo too.
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whoLoar cor to oadrrfim it wfll do. and wo oro
toodr to ton TOO oboot that Bat to taiplr dofocts
in anodwr C0 is Bot oar bastooao.
Wo bora doao oar ntmoot to oacoarago
iutolUgaat bayiag of motor ears by show
ing parehasort how to proloct ftair own
Inloroatoi AU that a good ptodneor oaks is a
eatoomor who know* godity admn ho ooo# B.
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pitood car. Ibot to datomd for sorond cam.
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gta Feed V4 to toa baat osoat aeoneadeoL lowatl
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toa makoB cf good earn and toot toa aaany good.
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toaaa ptlnelplaa wffl ftod oar word and too
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