North Carolina Newspapers

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MoBtlu — .75
Jour Months —
Out of the State
12.00 per Year
Eatend at the poat office at North Wilkes*
horo, N. C.I aa aecond class natter OBcler Act
; of March 4, 1879.
*Are there any optimists left?” someone asks.
We think so, but what we’re far more interested
in knowing is, are there any optimists right?—
Montreal Star.
It is stated that a typical American is one who
has his home mortgaged for his car, plays golf
when he ought to be at work, and has five differ
ent loans from the government.—Florida Times-
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Only A Dad
Only a dar, with a tired face
Coming home from the daily race;
Bringing little of gold or fame
To show how well he played the game;
But glad in his heart that his own re
To see him come and to hear his voice.
Only a dad, with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more.
Plodding along in the daily strife.
Bearing the whips and scorns of life
With never a whimper of pain or hate.
For the sake of those who at home
Only a dad, neither rich nor proud.
Merely one of the surging crowd.
Toiling, striving from day to day.
Facing whatever may come his way;
Silent whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.
Only a dad, but he gives his all
To smooth the way for his children
Doing with courage stern and grim.
The deeds that his father did for him.
These are the lines that for him 1 pen,
Only a dad, but the best of Men.
Noticeable Improvement
Local police officers deserve a word of
cMnmendation for keeping traffic un
raveled on the streets here Saturday aft
ernoon and Saturday night. There was a
noticeable improvement. ,
Officers kept traffic moving and those
who were inclined to double park and jam
a streak of traffic were courteously and
promptly advised to move on. No doubt
some motorists were shocked to find they
could not leave their cars in the middle of
the street and go shopping or to wait for
friends to come from some part of to»ui to
join their automobile but the streets are
not the i^ace for leisure. If a person must
stroll alwut in an automobile the roads of
the country beckon.
We have a fine city here and there is
no sense in motorists acting like they were
in a *%ick town.” Just because we have
one of the best towns in the state is no
reason to quit trying to improve. We
have a community twice as good as
any other and there would still be room
for inqnoveroent There is always plenty
of room at the top.
The Constitation
ARhoiMdi much is being said and writ-
teo about the United States constitution,
the average person knows very Kttle about
the natjon’s diarter.
We are not fannKar with the course of
study in pdbfie schools now but when we
went to sehocrf we wert'iequirad to study
the state and natibaal eonititnilons in a
course known as civil fxwsrnmsiit, which
was quite an interesting tUtdy*
At that time the coons was offered in
the hi^er grades of elementary s(dioofs«
which was the wroog plaee for H eu|ht
to be in the higher grades of high sehotd
and the course should be eoMprehenelve
enough to give the graduathif high school
etudent some knowledge of gororwmeot
and its various departments, ftffletkms
 Md powers.
The Journal-Patriot is now publishiog
' § §€fim §f artlolea by a historical authof-
gf Ihe subject oi ‘The Constltotioci,"
7m I# h9h4oUtiea), if not biased in any
Mif trtes to ioujart a needed
iMden, Wa recHBinend the
91V ltl4RnL,^Tbe laet article..
Batcti#i.otii Repiman OQPgrilimiLn in
a lUi9de|!ibj|jy||j^ Huit iefi|:grong
ic two ycira ajehan
Hvened intor^st in the R^ubll^4»rt^
national speaking,
Just v^t the reveraal of opinion in the
Rhode Island district portends, if any
thing, we 4^ not venture a guess. But it
is a fact that the RepoUican party is no
longer considered dead, even by the Dem-
ocratie^ and lively iidorest will be idiown
between now and convention time next
Speculation upon who will be the stand
ard bearer of the R^bUeans is an inter
esting subject. Unless the unforeseen
takes idaoe soon President Roosevelt will
be the ahnost unanlpious choice of the
Democrats to succeed himself, despite the
wide gulf between “new deal” and con
servative Democrats.
'Somecme recently undertook to take a
pcJl of Republican leaders in states, dis
tricts in Older to tind out, if possible, pub
lic opinion on whom the Republicans de
Out of eleven candidates listed for the
vote there were three who-were favored
by outstanding proportions, Senator Bor
ah, Colonel Knox and Governor Landon.
A brief comment on the three is inter
esting. Borah is the more or less inde
pendent senator from Idaho who has been
just regular enough to be classed as a
Republican and independent enough to
hold the highest regards of the more radi
cal group of the Republican party. He has
been talked for president for at least ten
years but the talk heretofore has always
died down before convention time. Col.
Knox is a prominent newspaper publisher
who has been outspoken against the
Roosevelt administration. Governor Alf
Landon, of Kansas, has stepped into the
limelight because Kansas is operating on
a balanced budget, which is considered
quite a disitnction for any government at
this time.
These three were in the lead in the poll
and Borah was 80 ahead of Knox. Choices
indicated follow: _ » -, -
Senator Borah 247 121
Colonel Knox — 167 99
Governor Landon 127 106
^nator Vandenberg 97 108
Frank 0. Lowden - 88 107
Herbert Hoover 52 18
Theodore Roosevelt 41 66
Ogden Mills 40 47
Representative Fish 38 55
Senator Dickinson 28 36
Representative Wadsworth 17 30
All others — 94 142
The camparatively small number indi
cating their choice for Herbert Hoover
shows the present trend to a great p-^-
tent in the Republican party. AlihougA
many pai’ty leaders believe in Hoover’s
ability and do not blame his administra
tion with the depression, they well remem
ber that a president either gets credit or
blame for the way things go under his
rule and for that reason they do not want
him to be standard bearer.
It is too early to make any predictions
with a reasonable degree of accuracy but
as things now stand it looks like the G. 0.
P. may search for a candidate in the mid-
w'est or even as far west as Idaho.
Sunday School Lesson
Lesson for August 18th. Luke 10:38-42. Golden
Text: John 11:5.
It is eas^ to misunderstand this appealing do
mestic scene chosen for our lesson. For in
stance, we4kre tempted to be unjust to Martha.
We are inclined to belittle her as a rather un
worthy sort of woman. But she was nothing of
the sort Her work was necessary, and most
diligently and faithfully performed. She must
have been an ideal housekeeper. We can well
imagine how clean was her lovely home when
the Master arrived for His visit, how delicious
the food, how perfect the table appointments,
how painstaking the service. There was nothing
slovenly about Martha. She was a superb hos
Morsover, there is no re%|on to believe that
Martha was not a devout woman, sensitive to
rellglMs influences, in love with her Lord. She
may very well have yearned to change places
with Mary. We muct beware of condemning Mar
tha as an Irreligious person interested only in
|iva«ti«al efficiency.
On the other hand, it is easy to swing to the
t/ppifgiU! ektreme, and glorify Martha in a very
Ofie-si^ fashion, Kipling, for example, wrote a
poam “The Sons of Martha,” in
whi^ h« depicts Martha’s boys as the hard toil-
sfs vwld shouldering rough, rugged bui^
4m in wder that the idle sons of Mary may
have a som/eriahls, easy time.
'ttw t«th hstwsen tbeee two extremes of
aadM and satravagant praise. Martha
#aa i whailSahiSt wsthbalaneed woman, sensible
aad itinstivA 8ut In this particular incidmit
^ tta# i 1^ dlstfaet«d and fuaay. Perhaps she
am At ifiy rate her irritation deserved
tiw feflfis fCfhtilie H Jssua. “Martim, Martha,
hai «H#8sa tlw hast dish.” ‘
what th« XaMf msMt Is that the things of
tha MdsH MMl ha flvaa a oantrai place injhia
— wa Jtf9r ■ 1||U7% dboica was the
The form of jOoveruSent eet’
up by -the Co&ai[lttttienal Opa^m-
tion was a eompromiee Mtween
the loose alliaace uqdef the Ar-
tlolea ot Ceofeaeratloh, and the
plan ot a single nation with com
pletely oentrattsed powers. The
■naU States insisted upon an
tuual Totoe with every other
State. The laria state# felt that
their wealth, slie and Importanoe
entitled them to a larger voloe
In the affairs of tha eonntry.
These oonfllcttng viewe resulted
In what historians oall the “Con-
neotlont Compromise.”
The oolony of Conneetieut
from Us earliest history had a
dual lyatem ot rspreaentation in
its lestiluture. On« house repre
sented thtf towns u eqnal units.
The other house represented all
the people as Individuals. -This
plan became the buls npon
which the Congress of the United
States was set up.
The Constitution provides for
equal representation of all the
States, large and small, in the
Senate, and for representation of
the people in the Ho.nse of Rep
resentatives, in proportion to the
number of inhabitants.
The Convention was a unit in
agreeing that all power to direct
and regulate the affairs of the
country should reside in this rep
resentative organization, the
Congress. Section 1 oi Article I
of the Constitution reads: "All
legists tlve powers herein granted
shall be vested in a Congress of
the United States, which Ahall
consist of a Senate and House of
That provision of the Constitu
tion has never been altered. It
has recently been brought to the
front of public discussion
through' the decision of the Su
preme Court that certain acts of
the 78rd Congress were ilnoonatl-
ttttioaaif; because they run con
trary to this first and fnnda-'
mental provision oif the Constitn-.
tion as drafted in 1787. Congrees
cannot delegate to the Btscuttve,
dr |o anybody else, the power toi
euin lawg or to issue regniations
having the force of law unless,It
puts £Iear and deflnita^ limita
tions npon tb# regnlatlve anthor--
Members ot the House ot Rep
resentatives, elected directly by
a rota of the people, must be at
least S6 years old, and be inhabi-
U«s of tto state In which they|
are elected. There is no constJtn-
tional requirement for dividing
state# into dlstricta, or for mem
bers to live in the districts they
represent. That is something for
each state to determine. In New
York, several members live out
side of their dietrlcte. In Mis-
edurt there are no Congressional
dietrlcte. The 13 repreeentativee
are elected at large by the voters
of the whole etate. Senators
must be 30 years old and resi
dents of tbeii' States.
As the body originally closest
to the people, the House of Rep
resentatives was given in the
Constitution the ekelusive right
to originate bills for raising reve
The insistence of the smaller
States brought about another re
striction upon Congress; it for
bade the levying of any direct
tax except In proportion to popu
lation. This was later changed by
the income - tax amendment,
which became effective March 1,
1913. That Is the only exception
to the rule established in the
original Constitution, intended to
provide that direct taxes levied
Motor $0
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by the Federal Government shall
bear equally, npon all citizens.
The Senators, as the direct
representatives of State govern
ments, were to be chosen by the
legislatures of the States. That
prevailed nntil 1913, when an
amendment was ratified provid
ing for the popular elections of
Senators as well as Representa
tives. A still later amendment,
the twentieth, ratified in 1933,
changed the date npon which the
terms of office of Senators and
Representatives begin, from the
4th of March to the 3rd of Jan
uary, and fixed that date tor the
annual meeting of Congress, in
stead of the first Monday in De
cember, as originally provided in
the Constitution.
BLUE SERGES. We q>eclal-
ize in Men’s Bine Serge Snite.
Style, workmanship and qnalltjr
at a price.—The Goodwill Dept.
Store. '
it’s your first car and your best girl, and you’ve taken good
advice and stopped at the Esso sign .. and your car behaves like a V-16
and she says “My, I could ride with you forever!” (And you hope she ujUI) ..
The recognised leader Gnanuitece smoother per- The oU of prwd— gneL
premiopi motor formanee than any other ity told at regular price,
fnek, adapted from fight- regnlar-prieo gasoUno. Effectively combines
ing grade aviation fnd. Contains a solvent oiL economy and protection.
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to TiSe ,KaMoro;
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aad Afliiatog Ola.
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