-$1.00 per Twur
-$1.60 per Tear
; entered at the poet office at North Wilkes-
\:a«o, N. C., as second class matter under Act
ml March 4, 1879.
TUUBSI>AY, JUNE 13,1935
^parently It is about time Amelia Earhart
down long enongh to acquaint herself
^rlth tho new bridge rules.—Indianapolis Star.
An optimist is a man who claims to be los-
lag money slower than he ever did before.—
Berlin 1s stunned by the world’s denunci
ation of its press censorship, which permits
leather-reports, recipes for left-overs, and
oatspoken castigation of the wild-flower vand
Not On List
A perusal of the list of projects to be
let by the state highway commission
thiB month will show that none are in
Although we have fared very well
At the hands of the state during the
l»Ast few years we should remember
tiiat W8 have three roads under con
struction that need badly to be finish
ed. We are speaking of highway 16 be
tween Millers Creek and Jefferson.
The North Wilkesboro-Elkin highway
and the highway leading from near
Wilkesboro to Statesville. To have an
adequate system of state highways in
this section we must have these roads.
And we should not let the state high
way commission forget our needs.
Mark Of Efficiency
J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the bureau
of investigation of the department of
justice, can do more with less than 100
men toward running down master crim-'
inals than the remainder of the law en
forcement forces in the land. At least,
that is the opinion one gains from the
well read man on the street.
Interest is centered on Hoover’s
“G-men” since the prompt capture of
at least two involved in the kidnaping
of the Weyerhauser child. Only one
week was required for this force of
trained manhunters to trail down the
A small group of men picked on the
basis of ability and without political ob
ligations can accomplish much. Some
day the federal government will ex
pand in this phase of work and we shall
have a “Scotland Yard” of America
that will eclipse England’s noted group.
Graduates Of 1935
The colleges and universities of the
nation have just turned out the largest
crop of graduates in all their history.
Practically every one of these young
men and women is looking for a job.
Many, perhaps most of them, will have
a good deal of difficulty in finding sat
isfactory employment. Some of them
will turn bitter and wonder what good
their education has done them, if they
cannot immediately obtain positions a-
bove the grade of filling station attend
ants. That is the usual first reaction of
a high proportion of college graduates
in their first few years of trying to fit
themselves into the social scheme.
We think this is the result of over-
' emphasis upon the economic purpose
of education. We do not know that the
schools are to blame for the prevalent
idea that a boy or a girl goes to college
primarily to become fitted to earn “big
money.” We do not know of any uni
versity which teaches that the world
owes a living to its graduates merely
because they are graduates. It happens,
however, that the economic standard is
the one by which most people are in
clined to measure everything.
The real purpose of education, as we
. understand it, is to fit men and women
to understand and appreciate the reali
ties of life. Those who come out of col
lege equipped with such understand
ing and appreciation realize that con
tentment and happiness are measured
' by other standards than the size of the
pay-cheek. They are the ones who get
flie^greatest and most lasting benefits
their university courses.
Tm Rate ^
Wilkes county’s tax rate "of one dol-
i^r for,the n^ year is designed to
meet county’s obligations;^and at
the same time restore its credit, Which
" 'was greatly jeopardized by defaulting
on bond interest while th^ emeiirency
tax rate of 80 cents was adopted for a
two-year period. :jir ej
L4ke any other government the
county has obligaticuis which must be
met and since a tax rate of one dollar is
not considered burdensome it is gener-^_
ally believed that the county is fortun
ate in being able to work out with the
local government eommissiDn a satis^
factory budget by which the tax rate
can be held to this figure.
The county must erect some school
buildings and repair some of the exist
ing ones. Some difficulty has been ex
perienced in borrowing funds, due to
the defaulting of bond interest. Raising
the tax rate to one dollar and applying
the increase to bond interest payments
in a manner satisfactory to the ^ bond
holders and wih the approval of the lo
cal government commission of North
Carolina will enable the county to re
gain its financial footing.
No doubt the people of the county
appreciated the relief given them dur
ing two trying years when the tax rate
was only 80 cents but it is a known fact
any government must pay its obliga
tions in order to be carried on success
WHEN YOUR BRAIN REFUSES TO WORK
Modern science, says a news dispatch, is still
far from determining if there is life, as we
know it. on the 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 (quin-
tillion) stellar systems known to man. Only an
expedition to the solar planets would determine
if there is life beyond the earth, it is stated.
The thing that interests us about that item is
the quintillion solar systems.
We can grasp the fact that we are living in a
world of our own: that it is spherical in shape
and that it is approximately 25,000 miles in cir
cumference. We also can understand that there
are other planets in our solar system, and be-
yound the borders of our little universe, there are
other universes. They go on and «n and on
through quintillions of miles of space. Eventu
ally, however, they must come to an end—and
when they do, what is there beyond that end?
If you want to get good and dizzy, sit down
and try to think about all that for a few minutes.
WAN'TED: A NEW FRONTIER
It has always been the advice of economists in
the face of economic depressions to “develop new
frontiers” and that, in fact, has been the remedy
usually used for the greater lapses into an ovei^
supply of labor.
But our trouble today is in finding new fron
tiers to develop. They, have just about given
Not only in unpossessed territory, but in un
possessed national developments having to do
with transportation or some other form of crea
tive change that has stood out in bold letters
across the history of this republic.
America is looking for the mind with sufficient
inventive quality and ingenuity to find for it a
frontier upon which it may throw itself.
CELEB&ATE iffirmDAY j
(ContlOMd from ysge on«)
I II I ■ J )
bor« the werti, "Hope,” "Liber
ty,” or “An Appeal tp
I’A favorite motto benMth tke rft-
tlesnaheZ design was “Don’t
Tread on Me.” ^
The first hoi: to show a unity
purpose on' the part of the
Wloniats consisted of_ thirteen
[stripes, similar to the design of
today, except that where the
stars now appear the erosses ipf
'St. Oeorge and St. Andrew werd|
shown. It was usnsUy oaMed the
ChrandUnion Flag, and^the
crossM' Indicated dotlBite ties
with' the mother country, which
the colonists were as . yet nn-
willing to sever.
When stars replaced the Brit
ish insignia. Old Glory was
launched, onWits career as onr
national emblem. At first there
were only thirteen stars in the
blue field, but as the years pass
ed and state after state entered
thS~iJnlon, i the number of stars
multiplied until now there are
From time to time slight
changes in the flag have' been
authorized by Congress, and a
design of fifteen stars and fif
teen stripes remained in vogne
from 1795 uqtil 1818. Then Con
gress authorized a return of the
flag to Its original form of thir
teen stripes, one star being add
ed thereafter for each’ state ent
ering the Union.
Research has failed to prove
definitely Just who was respon
sible for the design of our Na
tional Flag. A favorite tradition
points to Betsy Ross as the need
lewoman whose fingers wrought
with loving care the first sample
of the Stars and Stripes, which
was almost identical with the
flag as we know it today.
We are told that late in the
spring of 1776 her little shop in
Philadelphia was visited by
some distinguished patrons. A
committee headed by George
Washington called on Mrs. Ross
and submitted a rough design of
a new type of flag in which
stars had been substituted for
the crosses of St. George and St.
The committee was of the
opinion that the stars should be
six-pointed. But Mrs. Ross, so
the story goes, showed how a
five-pointed star could be made
with one snip.of her scissors,
and her suggestion was adopted.
Unfortunately no record of
this “first” flag has been pre
served. But the patriotic lady
told the story over and over
again to her children and grand
children, and It has been well
authenticated by Betsy's descend
Many Americans have explain
ed the symoblism of the Stars
and Stripes but few have ex
pressed it as simply or as well
as the Father of our Country
who said: “We take the stars
from Heaven, the red from our
mother country, separating It
j.jvlfh white stripes, thus showing
that we have separated from her.
.(Contn^ f|^ ptin
ezJattSto tof 48 ,, yeMj^ i
proves that it le^twijrt on
and^n purpose of tielpfnlnMe."
He the? pvoeeeded to Innneh
into nn euthnstMtle dlecourM on.
the ndvnntngea of epoperttive ef
fort Bjod orghpiiatlpn, p^tlng
ont that only tlfrM-tenths of the
farinera of the nation are ao>
dvety aligned with any organl-
pation and that helpfnl legisla
tion and^ther general Ohjeotivee
for the good of rural people are
brought about, by cy^’^etfpr^ of
tbr three -out ef ten Ahat are or-
. “Wjheif’^banana leaves the
bunch ft jgets "skinned,” he said
as he- remarked thatq,rural free
deliver] of mail, lowered inter
est raies, cooperative marketing,
exchange of ideas of he\pfnlnesa,
lowered land taxes in many sec
tions and other objectives have
been reached because of the
Grange and other orgaiiltatlone
where, cooperation and united ef
fort are stressed.
He also touched on the moral
benefits Of the' Grange and
stressed the importance of a
man leaving a good name and
reputation for hie' children to
Of particular interest to Grang
ers was his discussion of the
many ways interest can be at
tracted and held in the organi
zation by means of debates and
discussions on questions of di
rect Interest to rural people, so
cial features, pnblie performanc
es and properly carrying on the
ritualistic ordinances of the or
His address was listened to
with rapt interest by the crowd,
which was not large but was rep
resentative of many sections of
Wilkes county and the subordi
nate Oranges, as well as a num
ber of interested listeners who
were not affiliated with the or
J. M. German, master of the
Pomona Grange, announced the
next meeting to be held at the
courthouse In Wilkesboro on
Tuesday night, June 26, at eight
o’clock. Prof. T. B. Story an
nounced that the Wilkesboro
Grange will meet on Tuesday
night, June 18, at eight o’clock
at the courthouse.
Attention was also called to
the fact that a special Grange
deputy of the state organgization
will work in the county during
the next few months assisting in
the organization of a number of
new subordinate units.
and the white stripes shall go
down to posterity representing
F.aith in our flag and coun
try has been characteristic of
our people from the beginning.
W© honor and respect the Stars
and Stripes, not as a fetish, but
as the beloved standard of a free
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IF YOU WANT TO SAVE
j^MONEY; BE SURE TO-
: SEE US! r
North Wilkesboro, N. C.
Wedding End* In Tragedy
Zanesville, Ohlo.^A gay weJ-
dlng trfp ended in tragedy today
when three persona were killed
In an automobile accident at
Brownavjlle, eighteen miles west
Those killed were Waller
Tomich, 24, Granite City, 111.;
his bride, the former Miss Anna
Parks, of Union City, Pa.; to
whom he was married Sunday,
and Pauline Tomich, IG, Granite
City, the bridegroom’s sister.
GOOD CARE OF ,
THIS CAR THE >>
FANS GAVE YOU.
SON; PAY A UTTIE^
MORE AND USE ’^
OIL IN IT "
Decides Buyer Should
See Highballs Mixed
Washington, June 10.—^The
House decided today that when m
person plunks down cash for a
cocktail or highball he ought to
have the privilege of watching
It passed and sent to the Sen
ate a bill repealing the present
provision of the District of Co^
lumbia liquor law requiring bar
tenders to indulge their skill ont
of the patron’s sight.
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Sunday School Lesson
By REV. CHARLES E. DUNN
Lession for June 16th. Deut. 8:11-18. Golden
Text: 1 Corin. 4:2.
How do we spend that marginal part of our
income not devoted to necessities? The answer
is a sure revelation of character. What we do
withour spare cash is a very clear indication
of the kind of men and women we are.
A careful estimate shows that 24c out of
the average American dollar is devoted to liv
ing costs, 21c to luxuries, 14c to waste, 13c
to miscellaneous items, 11c to investments, 9c
to crime, 5c to government, 2c to out schools,
leavipg only Ic for church support. The fact
that we spend twenty-one times as much on
the various comforts and pleasures of modern
life as we do on our churches is most reveal
ing. It demonstrates how dismally we fail, as
a nation, to apply the principles of Christian
How are we to correct this tragic habit of
devoting only a tiny fraction of our wealth to
education and religion? First of all, there
must be a spiritual undergirding of our churcji
budgets. A parish canvass should never .be In
augurated without prayer. Secondly,. Chris
tian folk must be kept thoroughly informed of
the program of the churches, both in its local
and benevolent phase. Information ia the mo-
ter of Interest.
How much each person should give to
church and charity can be decided by a care
ful analysis of one’s income and probable ex
penditures. Most families could give a tenth of
their means to the promotion of religion If
they managed their finances in accord with a
carefnUy planned budget. The giving of a
tithe has Bibl4 sanction, and should 'be heart
ily commended to ail not in straitened circuni-'''''
ef. Jf*aul sums up our duty in this matter in "
bis famous advice to the Corinthians, “Upon-^
the first ..'days of the woek jet every one of yoti
lay by liim in stbro, as. Gm hath prosper '
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