. .INDBnKDBIT D| POLRICB m
D^’c^inrat Md c. HUBBARD.
‘Ogt of the State (2.00 per Year
Entered at the post office at North Wilkes-
boro, N. C.. as second class natter under Act
of March 4, 1879.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1935
Stoutish. middle-acred women, a motor ex
pert has discovered, are the safest drivers, hut,
my boy. you’d better be pretty darned careful
whom you compliment on that score.—^Bostwi
Holidays and Safety
While the drive is on to promote the
general idea of highway safety, we con
sider it a good time to call attention to
safety measures during the holiday
season, which is just around the corner.
At Christmas time, the period set
apart for observance of the anniversary
of the birth of the Savior of the world,
many people consider it as the time for
one grand splurge of riotous living and
in so doing there is a great danger of
an excessive number of accidents.
This is not intended as a sermon but
as an admonition for safety and care
fulness. Christinas time should be a
time of joy but we cannot understand
the human complex that causes care
lessness in handling human lives during
the holiday period.
Each year there is a large toll of
lives taken in firecracker accidents,
hunting accidents, and many fatalities
on the highways.
The thrill of making a noise, or care
lessly shooting a gun, drunken driving
and taking many of the chances that
will be taken during the next few weeks
is not worth the risk of snapping the
thread of life for some poor soul. Cele
bration of Christmas in an orderly and
careful manner will bring a greater
sense of joy and satisfaction.
Only one man in the United States re
ported a net income above $5,000,000
in 1934. In 1929 there were 38 income
tax returns showing incomes above that
That looks as if the process of “re
distribution of wealth,” of which we
hear so much, were actually under way.
We don’t know the name of the for
tunate individual, who, according to the
Treasury Department, received be
tween 6 and 9 million dollars, of tax
able income last year, though it might
be easy to make a fairly close guess as
to his identity.
There were only 32 million-dollar in
comes, all told, in 1934, but there vyere
almost 4 million persons who received
enough in that year to require the filing
of income-tax returns. More than 2 1-4
million of those reporting incomes be
low $5,000 paid no tax, while the 32
biggest incomes, aggregating almost 60
million dollars, paid more than half of
their incomes, about 33 million dollars,
as taxes. It is obvious that if all of the
incomes of a million or more, i^tead of
only 55 per cent, were taken, it would
n’t help the Treasury much.
Most folks would be willing enough
to pay Uncle Sara half a million dollars
or more if they had million-dollar in
comes. There would still be a surplus
left on which almost anybody could live
. m comfort. But the fact that a man re
ceived an income of a million dollars in
1934 is no guarantee that he will get
that much in 1936. The one thing hard
er than making money, those who have
experience say, is keeping it after
you’ve made it. Even millionaires are a-
live to the need of laying something by
for a rainy day.
After all, the hig returns to the Gov
ernment from ^^e income-tax are not
from the few/immensely wealthy, but
ft-om the miidle-class group with in
comes of fr A (2,600 to (26,000 a year.
. And whence get down to those who
make no nfeports to the Government, the
paid are probably high-
in idroportion to income, tiian those
if mJi of the direct income-tax pay-
The tile about ttie man wBo’Mved in
’’a house'trith a leaky roof and .who did
not patch It hi good weather hecaBse it
did not leak and who could^not patch,
it in had weather while'it was^n^ing
can be applied to many subjects.’^
' In the Wilkesboros and vicinity there
has been but little fire loss m recent
months but while we'^are getting 1 by
without bad fires is a good time to' pon
der fire prevention. For this reason we
reproduce the following comment about
lowering the fire bill:
It's fun to watch the fire engines
flash by, with their crimson bodies
gleaming and their sirens shattering the
air. It’s also fun to watch the firemen
at work on a blaze, with their magnifi
cent modern equipment, their amazing
efficiency of movement, and their
knowledge of just what to do and when
to do it.
Both of these “pleasures,” however,
become less pleasurable if you reflect
that good, hard-earned dollars must
come out of your pocket to pay the bill.
It should be everlastingly emphasiz
ed that we all pay for fire—whether
fire hits our property or not. All of us
help to pay the upkeep of fire depart
ments, alarm systems and water facili
ties. All of us who carry insurance poli
cies must help to pay the bill for those
who sustain fires—over a period of
time, any town’s insurance rate is de
termined by the volume of its fire loss.
All of us must chip in, through higher
taxes, to make up the taxes lost when
a home or an industry is destroyed by
So it goes—we pay our share of the
nation’s fire bill in a half-dozen differ
ent ways. Authorities estimate that bill
could be cut at least 80 per cent by the
exercise of a little caution, a little fore
thought, a little preparedness. Most fire
hazards can be easily and cheaply elim
inated—and those which are easiest
and cheapest to do away with are often
productive of the worst fires.
Do your part to prevent fire—in the
interest of your home, your business,
the lives of your loved ones, and your
Fifty-Three Bread Taxes
It has recently been stated that the
cost of a loaf of bread includes 63 tax
es levied on it and its materials between
the time the seed of grain is planted
and the finished loaf is delivered to
A half-dozen or .so of those taxes
come readily to mind. The miller who
makes the flour pays taxes, as does the
farmer who raises the wheat. If it is
transported by a heavily-taxed commer
cial carrier, another tax must be added.
The baker who bakes it and the store
which sells it are likewise the recipients
of frequent calls from the tax-collector.
Sunday School Lesson
By REV. CHARLES E. DUNN
Lesson for December 2nd. Matthew 2:1-12.
Golden Text: .Matthew 1:21.
The beauty of Christmas takes many forms.
Consider the loveliness of the Nativity pictures
such as Lerolle’s "Arrival of the Shepherds."
Recall the thrilling beauty of Christmas mus
ic. How delightful are the old, familiar carolsl
Then poets too have dedicated their talents
to the praise of the Christ child. Elsa Barker,
in her poignant “The Vigil of Joseph," makes
the carpenter say that his "heart quivers in
lonely pain before that Beauty it loves-and
serves-and cannot understand!"
And what a wealth of charming stories has
the Christmas season inspired! The Nativity
story itself, as we find it in Luke’s gospel, is
the greatest ever written. Here we have what
the psalmist calls “the beauty of holiness.’’
And then there is Henry van Dyke’s famous
tale of “The Other Wise Man." This is the
epic of Artaban, who sold his possessions, and
bought three jewels, a sapi)hire, a ruby, and
a pearl, to bring to the Holy Child. On his way
to Bethlehem he was delayed by a dying strang
er on the road. Long he worked over the help
less soul, and at last his patience was reward
ed. But Artaban paid dearly for this act of
mercy, for he found himself cut off from his
three friends, with no food and a weary horse.
So he was forced to turn back, sell his sapphire,
buy camels and provisions, and start out a-
At last he reached Bethlehem three days
!:te. And what a tragic hour! For Herod’s sol
diers were killing the innocent babes! For
tunately Artaban, by giving his ruby to the
captain as a pledge of non-interference, was
able to save the life of one Infant.
The years passed. Artaban had only bis
pearl now which he placed In the hand of a
poor girl as her ransom from a life of slavery.
And then a strange voice sounded. It was Jesus
about to die. ’The Other Wise Man had found
’’What is to be fomid on Um ranm of pnetfe*
alljr km in tUa eoabtiyt* akkgA taa^p^
Bpeeeld before the IVira Bareau
Fede^im hhs . served , to toeu|i
attenUbn shaiply upod tte 41aai\
out fact that the hattlatgrouitd of tiU^sohaines. the
the'^ Presidential campaign
1988 will be In the agrteultnral
West. Mr. Roosevelt, in^ effect,
challenged the Jtepnbllcaris to of
fer a substitute ■ for the
which would be equally satisfac
tory to the farmers between the
Mississippi,and the Rockyi,Moun-.
tains. No one qualified to speak
lor the Opposition has yet ot
fered any such program.;The feel
ing grows here, however, that the
Republicans’ answer to Mr.
Roosevelt’s challenge wlR come
from the West and not from the
East, when It does come.
Senator Borah’s radio speech,
in which he criticised sharply the
conservative Eastern wing of the
Party, Is regarded as not so
much an expression of the Sena
tor’s own desire to be the Re
publican candidate as It was an
effort to rally the progressive
thought of the West into a solid
front, which can dictate the
Party’s agricultural policies. It
is also interpreted as a back
handed slap at Mr. Hoover’s
G. O. P. Strategy
Whether or not the line of
cleavage between Eastern and
Western wings of the Republican
party will amount to anything
more serious than the customary
fight for organization control re
mains to be 't en. Experienced
political observers here, however
are swinging strongly to the opin
ion that considerations of politi
cal strategy will force the Party
to pick Its candidate from some
where west of the Mississippi and
east of the Rockies.
That would eliminate M r.
Hoover on the West, and Col.
Knox and Senator Vandenberg on
the East, leaving the contest, so
far as visible candidates now in
the field are concerned, to Sen
ator Borah, Gov. Landon, and
Senator Dickinson of Iowa. Few
are found who believe that Mr.
Borah seriously expects to be the
nominee. That leaves Governor
Landon us the rising star of the
Congress A Factor
There is no end to the pos
sible complications affecting next
year’s campaign which may de
velop from the actions of Con
gress, which meets now in the
matter of only a couple of weeks.
’The temper exhibited by return
ing Senators and Members can
best be described as "rambunc
tious.’’ They are going to put up
a fight for every measure that
has votes in it.
Out of the 531 Legislators on
Capitol Hill there are only 64
whose terms don’t expire in 1936.
Those are the 64 Senators whose
terms run to 1938 and 1940.
One-third of the Senators and all
of the Representatives must run
for re-election next November if
they want to come back. That
makes for a situation in which
Having qualified as adminis
trator of the estate of John D.
Hall, deceased, late of Wilkes
County, North Carolina, this is
to notify all persons having
claims against the estate of the
said deceased to exhibit them to
the undersigned at Halls Mills,
North Carolina, on or before the
12th day of December, 1936, or
this notice will be plead in bar
of their recovery. All persons
indebted to said estate will please
make immediate settlement.
This the 12th day of December,
MRS. JOHN D. HALL.
Administrator ot John D. Hall,
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL
North Carolina, Wilkes County.
Under and by virtue of a‘.cer
tain mortgage deed executed the
3rd day of August. 1933 from C.
R. Billings. Blanche Billings, Ell
W. Johnson and Carrie Jphnson
to J. W. Walker, and the terms
of said mortgage deed not having
been complied with, and the a-
mount secured thereby being due
and nayable and demand having
been made and payment refused,
1 will on Saturday, the 11th
day of January, 1936, at one o’
clock p. m., at the Courthouse
door in Wllkesboro, N. C., offer
for sale to the highest bidder,
for cash, the following described
In Rock Creek Township and
known as the RH Johnson home
stead. adjoining the lands of
Walker beirs, C. W. Wiles and
Beginning at a stake in the
Spring branch running north 18
degrees west 48 1-2 poles to a
white oak, the N. 3. Myers cor
ner; thence north with the My
ers lino 24 poles to a white oak
south 61 1-2 east crossing and
down 'Tumor’s Branch 68 1-2
poles to a white oak on hank of
said branch; thence south 62
poles crossing a small branch to
a Spanish oak; thence west with
the C. W. Walker line 6 ^les to
a white oak, west 33 poles to a
stake, north 16 degreeo west one
pole to the beginning, containing
30 acres more or lass.
This the Uth day ot Doeem-
her. 19l». . - ^
J. W. RT.
orgsiHsed ra«, on the of North. CaroUna ,|^ways
which hfis Important
behind it :1p1I1
RlHh,, ^iWtodhe-Rkh” '
and almost .any»iiui.'tii^ MaRar
Ised labor ja
prorld^ at ibest :
boj™ to go da rerorarwlibfhet dr
not they^svee^ ICehliOUNr ^
of these'aiid other prolsrts-fnto
> Tile signs are that 6ppmlUon
from the Whiteto V'l^l
such drafts 'on the purse
will be more stubborn in the
past. There is no inelinatJOa here
to question the genuinera of
Roosevelt’s desire to cut Gov
ernment expenses and make at
least a step toward balancing the
budget. He will have to meet,
however, not only demands
emanating from Congress, but
the desires of many in Us own
official family for more money
It can be stated definitely that'
the President’s plan* to place
Frank C. Walker In the Cabinet,
as Postmaster General, will not
be carried through. Members of
the Cabinet must divest them
selves of all private business con
nections. Mr. Walker was in a
position to do that, until th'e
death, a few days ago, ot his
uncle, Michael Comerford, the
management of whose very exten
sive motion picture interests now
devolves upon Mr. Walker.
The action of the recent Con
vention of the National Associ
ation of Manufacturers in uniting
upon a definite declaration of
opposition to the Administration
widens the breach between the
Government and business beyond
any likelihood of its being bridg
ed over. Democratic leaders are
inclined to hail this as providing
good campaign material, while
Republican wheel-horses look up
on it as at least assuring an
ample campaign fund for 1936.
Ralsigb, Dec. toU
cut sharply in Novamber.
CftpU Cbsrlas >>rmsr of
’state bigbwar pat^^oi^ Job had been i;edueed to “water
wmt>nly 96 fafaUtlM last iRpnth
0 oolhj^red iHili reitord..
mMUllrJrffk, In Oetober and-
989 to Dg^belf: i ifi
less than thf 9^
16 9»piii8 of '
psorentlf demented nag
foir WPA workers with rifle but-.
lets today at a project where Ua
Two of’ the thiwe others be
gfOBBditd wer« in e serlons eoi^t
The gnnman, Charles K
io)A “I ehpt them J
jhaagine they baJ been sbnaiBg.
browbeating ne." Offlcere .
“ belief he.wee a "meat-
deatbs last montb. Farmer 4)^1“
mated the' year’s' death totH
would be “Well over 1,000.'*
dOqloeed todar that search had
ll^ ataheed in thja eactlon torM
WinffUl Ilian iCiUed When
Crashed Ry Falun* Tree
Hartford,- Dec.'; 16.—^Thurman
Wbedbee, 20, of ’ Wlnfall, was
killed today by a falling tree
while logging in a woods near
Whiteston. His parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Elsbury Whedheee, and sev
eral brothers and sisters survive.
Helen Jonas Padgatt,'' 17, of Beth* ^
el.: miaaing since Thanksgiving ’
dax; A reward haa.beon offered
for Information as to her where
At 89, Ambrose Koetie, of Dun- - ^
dee, HIsIl, ?Meata that he la me
of the town’s strongest men. He
chins himself, and can touch .the
floor with his fingers without
bencBn* his knwe.
Raleigh Boy, 12, With 5-
Year Court Record, Held
Raleigh, Dec. 16.—A “big" bad
man from Raleigh's west side,
who is all of 12 years old and
has a five-year court record,
was found In a Raleigh store win
dow late last night by police aft
er he had cracked the plate glass
and crawled in. The boy is Mil-
ton Haire, Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Milton Haire, of 214 South
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gift-giving this Christmas season. In our lai’ge and
varied stock of furniture you will find it easy to se
lect useful and practical gifts—gifts that will be ap
preciated for years to come—gifts that will give
years of comfort and pleasure to the recipient.
Our Gift Suggestions. *.
—Duncan Phyfe Table
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