Ik Ihtt ^ate -H.00perY«ar
.$1.60 per T«w
at the poet office et North WOhee-
N. CL ee eecond cleee matter under Act
•I Maich 4, 1879.
MONtoAY, AUGUST 18, 1934
What’a become of the old-fashioned grocer
used to blow into a paper bag to open it?
^ U Police Judge Harlan, of Danville, undertook
® to htil everybody in Kentucky who holds his
COByt in contempt, he would not find enough
in the state to accommodate his guests
We'do not profess to know everything
abont road and bridge construction, but it
is hard to understand why the state high-
tway commission does not permanently fix
the approaches to the Yadkin River
bridge between the Wilkesboros.
"At the time the bridge was constructed
sefveral feet on either end were left with
out pavement. This w-as said to have been
done to allow the bridge fill to do all the
settling it was going to do before the ap
proaches and the bridge were connected.
It seems to us that the fill has settled all
it is going to and why not fix those little
aggravating patches of road ?
There is nothing that does a town or
community more real good than does a
population of courteous people- That
friendly greeting or smile you will give a
stranger may make a good impression for
our town. Let’s try it.
Carl Goerch, editor of “The State,” has
the following to say about this subject in
his current issue:
“A New York lady says that the thing
which impressed her most during a recent
visit to this state was the unfailing cour
tesy on the part of the people with whom
rile came in contact.
“There is nothing that is cheaper or
that pays greater dividends than plain,
old-fashioned courtesy. Whenever you go
out of your way to be courteous to a
stranger, you help to put in a mighty
strong boost for your town.
“It is something that is worth remem
A holiness preacher at Sylva Friday at
tempted a demonstration with a rattle
snake that probably caused his death.
This preacher went before his congre
gation and allowed a rattlesnake to
sink its fangs into his flesh. He held the
snake aloft with its fangs fastened in his
arm but he did not keep this demeanor
long, for he screamed, rushed from the
r church and i-olled in agony on the ground.
^ He refused to see a physician, despite the
'fact that his arms were swelling and
bursting and that death was imminent.
It appears to this writer that the
*^preacher was defying he Diety instead of
; upholding the power of God.
Probably we are not as learned on Holy
Writ as many, but we have never read or
, beard of any of the teachings of God that
^ would lead us to the conclusion that we
^ should deliberately expose ourselves to
danger in order to make a demonstration.
^Contrary to this, we believe that the Su-
iimeme Being would have us shun danger
•" aud care for our bodies to the best of our
f Several years ago this same preacher's
wife died after a long and serious illness,
idaring which she steadfastly refused to
^have the services of a doctor. Albert
^ T«teis the preacher in question, had
^'jupeached for years his belief that he could
^handle fire and go through all kinds of
I It ia pot our business to censure anyone
b»a such belief; we are just pointing
his '^uliar attitude and calling atten-
^ tion to our belief that we are supposed to
avail ourselves of the services of physi-
in case of illness.
What scientists have discovered for the
aefit of humanity has been through
ver granted to the human race by the
aM we should use it as freely
No these columns haye. n cairifid
previous meatfem the Child*' Wi
Survey wldch haslust been ^ompl^ed
North CaroUna wder the Erectionof
^Mrs. W. R, Al^er, of this^ctiy, depart
ment pr^ident of the American Legion
Auxiliaiy' But, we mterate . that the
project Is worthy of all the miention and
commendation it can roceive at the hands
of the press.
The gnktest benefit that can be derived
from the survey is the infomation gath
ered about handicapped children in order
that their physical deficiencies may be
Society at large can be greatly bene-
filted by the restomtion of a crippled chUd
to a state of normalcy in order that he
may be able to earn his own living.
Many of us have looked with pity at a
cripple on the streets, begging, and won
dered if something could not have been
done in his youth to place him on a plane
with his fellowmen and enambled him to
enter some kind of gainful occupation.
It is just such instances as Ihese that
prompted Mrs. Absher to originate the
survey. To learn where children are that
need the attention of state institutions
and the services of vocational rehabilita
tion is the purpose of the survey.
At this time we cannot fathom the-far-
reaching results of the survey. Already
every crippled and indigent child in Wake
county has been given attention- Surely
other counties will follow suit.
In only a vague way can we see into
the future and imagine the many useful
citizens the survey will make possible, who
otherwise might become cripples depend
ent upon pennies, nickles and dimes drop
ped into their hats on the streets of some
All who helped in any way toward
making the survey the outstanding suc
cess it has proven to be will be rowarded
by having the chance to live among a
society of people benefitted by the infor
mation gathered by the paid and volunteer
workers in the 100 counties of North
the first line of which reads,
•The Holy Bible," and which
contains four great treasures.
By BRUCE BARTON
A KINGSHIP REFUSED
Jesus’ miracles caused His reputation to spread
before Him, and the most dramatic of them, the
feeding of a host of people, was follow’ed by one
great moment of triumph, which, however, mark
ed the beginning of the end-
That multitude of people whom He had seated
in groups of fifty and a hundred rose to their
feet after their miraculous msal and discovered
that they were an army. They looked up with
now eyes at the strong young man who had fed
them as Moses had fed th dr ancestors in the
The words of the prophets surged into their
minds. Here indeed was a .son of David; here
was the promissd leader who should free his
people, drive the Romans before him, and sit
again upon the throne in Jerusalem. With a
great shout they surged forward.
Did He hesitate for a moment? Was there
an instant in which the temptation to .seize this
proffered leadership battled with His real ideals?
We know only the final decision, which was
When Jesus therefore preceived that they
would come and take him by force, to make
him a king, he departed again into a moun
tain himself alone.
From that hour His popularity waned. Most
of those who had followed Him in the hope of
reward through a successful revolution beg;an to
From that time many of his disciples went
back, and walked no more with him-
Even the twelve were disappointed and dis
heartened. Why was it necessary for Him to be
so inflexible? Why must He always abuse the
Pharisees and other influential people? Why
turn away so abruptly from those who could be
of so much help? Jesus alone saw clearly. He
led them away from Galilee into the foreign
shores of Tyre and Sidon. He wanted to be
alone with them, to try to make them under
stand why He must refuse temporal power; why,
indeed, it would J>e necessary for Him to insure
the permanency of His message by sealing it
with His blood.
He must “go into Jerusalem,” He told them,
“and suffer many things of the elders and chief
priests and scribes, and be killed.” Indjgnatly
they sought to dissuade him. “Be it far from
thee, Lord,” the beloved Peter exclaimed, “this
shall never be unto'thee.” 'Their remonstrances
were in vain.
The whole last year of His ministry has a
different tone.’ He is far more emphatic, far
more audacious. Knowing that compromise is
useless, He lashes out against the smug com
placency of the Pharisees who render lip service
to Jehovah but are rotten at the core with sel
fishness and greed.
Maybe this will he of some comfort: A scien
tist says the earth is cooling at the rate of one
degree in eight million, years—Thomaston (Ga.)
North Dakota-survived the Non-partisan league
and will recover, we suppose, from its present
Langer-ing illness.—St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
ptective October 1st
tiolrlilio'ii aa Mkmt r .
KUo#i^ Residential ConunereiidJ
Redactiknui in,.i9tMt of
arii*-in NbrtiF Caro
arm effe^ an amnul aaii^ir^,
1^67^00 to emratten of gas ai^
^ScteicitF in the , state b^in^g
October, was annonm^ in Raleigh
Thursday „ by Stanley ? Winbome,
The reduction is the second ef
fected by the commission withba
the past two years on rates of this
power company, A slash of the
same amount, $967,000, was m»te
effective in November, 1988.
Hie cut in electric rates In the
Carolinas was brought to $1.886,r
as South CaroUna announced
Even the wise crack-
-San Francisco Chronicle.-
a similar reduction there of $380,-
000 on rates of the Duke Power
company and the Southern Public
Utilities company. The rates of
reduction were figured on the basis
of 1933 sales.
The slashes in North Carolina
were agp’eed upon a week ago, but
announcement was held up pend
ing the announcement from South
Carolina, it was pointed out.
In the Southern Public Utilities,
the saving to residential consum
ers in this state, including $44,000
in the use of gas for water heat
ing, will amount to $368,000,' while
the commercial reductions total
The Duke Power comjjany cuts
totaled $273,000, bringing the full
amount to $957,000-
The old residential rate of $1
service charge will be 3.26 cents for
the first 150 kilowatt hours, and
three cents per kilowatt hour for
Oxcess current will I>e replaced by
a rate of 80 cents for the first
10 kilowatt hours or less used per
month. Graded upward the charge.
will be 6.5 cents per KWH for the
lB.7 ’^r ' 16.1^ ,
16.0 -T- 16.2 Ji?
Much Intoitost In Simy/^baol
Revival At New Hopc.^
next 20 KWH used per month,
three cents per KWH for the next
100 KWH used per month; and
2:6 cents per KWH for all over 130
PURLEAR, Aug, 7—Misa,;^*-
erine.Martin left Sunday for Dob>
son to. engage in tiie Sunday sebpOi
revival work there. She taught a
large class at New Hope last week
and much interest was manifested*
More room in the church was cur
tained oft and stools made for the
Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Eller and
children were dinner guests Sun
day of Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
Misses Virginia and Edith Nich
ols were dinner guests Sunday of
Miss Edna Eller.
Messrs. M. A. and Charlie Faw
went to Kannapolis Sunday to at
tend the funeral of their uncle,
Mr. Jim Grwne.
Rev. Avery Church visited his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. C.
Church, a short while Friday. He
is going about on crutches.
Miss Gladys Davis spent last
Tuesday night with her cousin,
Miss Jennie Davis, at Wilkesboro.
Mr. Jesse Watts and son, Rex,
of Hickory, spent sonie time here
last week looking after business.
Mrs. W. T. Eller was in North
(Wilkesboro Tuesday shopping.
The tobacco crop of Beaufort
county is reported the best since
KWH per month. This eliminates 1928, with an excellent corn
the service charge. | crop, but cotton lat© due to the
The residential and commercial ^ excessive rain.
P Tire iiid Tvdie^
Tire and Tub^
. miM -
-Tilre and Tube
Motor Service Store
WILEY BROOKS—PAUL BILLINGS
Ninth tSreet , North Wilkesboro, N. C.
JENKINS HARDWARE COMPANY
“Northwest North Carriina’s Largest Hardware Store”
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C.
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Six Sport Bjoadmr at Flint, Mickipm,
$465, VTMi humptn, $par« tiro at%4
tirolodt, tkolUtprieoU $18addifumol.
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