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Plritluk^ MoadAy* and Tnursdaya at
North Wilkesboro, N. C.
CARTER and JULIUS C. HUBBARD
hiffher and with the
infant death rate in North Chrolinn ,Je
nothing short of disgraceful when compar
ed with the naltional average of the states
with the lowest infant mortality rating.
It appears from the figures that parents
in North Carolina are doing a poor job of
protecting the health of babies before they
reach their first birthday anniversary.
South Carolina, Arizona and New Mexi
co kept North Carolina from being the
worst state in the union when infant mor
tality figures are computed.
Solomon’s Spring Poem
i i Out of the State $2.C0 per Year
♦ I Entered at the post office at North Wilkea-
t boro, N. C., as second class matter under Att
' ^ of March 4, 1879.
It is spring again and time for “Clean-
Up Week.” which Mayor R. T. MuNie! has
proclaimed as the week beginning today.
The event should be one of much impor
tance and should gain the cooperation of
all the civic groups and public splinted
people of the city.
It is irni)ort:;n’, that iHriodic times be set
aside for a Thorough cle:!'i-up of unsightly
rubbish ai’.d other conditions which are un
attractive. unhcallhy or damaging o the
pubiic v.'cil'are. it is ai.-.o irnpoi'ten* that
cleanliness be a habit of everyday lives to
such an extent that clean-up events will
not entail a great deal of burdensome la
The appearance of any city or town
make impressions upon people every day.
We do not and cannot know .iu.st how im
portant these impre.ssions o^en are but
knowledge of isolated cases of how first
impressions changed the whole history of a
community lead us to believe that we
should be very careful about the impres
sions made upon visitors.
Butt it is not only important that a good
appearance greet visitors. It is important
from the standpoint of the effect appear
ances have on our daily lives and habits.
Good appearance of homes, .'Greets, busi
ness houses and lots gives us a certain
sense of pride which promotes a desire to
improve our surroundings and to keep the
4U0rqje Qf the peot^a-higb at ail time.s. ,
Let US all work hard to make “Clean-
Up Week” a brilliant success.
As the editor of the Progressive Farmer
reminds us, while- waxing a little lyrical
himself, one of the most beautiful of all
spring poems is very old indeed:
“Once again recurs the perpetual mira
cle over which Solomon rejoiced long, long
“ ‘For io, the winter is pa.st. . . the flow
ers appear on the earth; the time of the
singing of birds is come, and the voice of
the turtle-dove is heard in our land.’
“Gloriou.s is April in Dixie—glorious
and bu.sy! Month of awakening nature
... of greening gras.s and burgeoning
l>iul and blo.'.soiii . . . of warm sunshine,
misty showers, fragrance-'aden breezes
I and everywhere the smell of new-turned
i earth ascending like incense to the God of
i All Harvests!”
sound dietary ad-
Store Closing Hours
We heartily sympathize with the efforts
of mercantile establishments to change
Saturday’s clo.sing hours from nine p. m
seven and agree that the decUion
change the hour.-, ol closing on Saturday
evening to seven o’clock is a eommeiuiable
It is true that it is a bit more convenient
for the procra.stinating .■chopper to have
the .stores stay open until nine o’clock but
there reallv i^ tio necessity ot having the
people who work in stores stay until late
hours .just because some tew have put off
their shopping until the last minute.
There may have been a time when stay
ing open until nine o’clock on Saturday
nights was necessary from the standpoint
*he stores rendering a complete .service
to the public but the day of necessity lor
such long hours has passed.
Very few industrial workers woi'k on
Saturday. They have all day to do their
shopping. And we have observed that the
-i)ulk qf the bu.siness from rural people is
done in the forenoon and early afternoon.
Those who come to town on Saturday
night are usually seeking recreation, en
tertainment or diversion.
We believe that there will be no com
plaint from the public and that a great ma
jority olf the people will be glad to get
through their shopping by seven o’clock in
«rder that those who labor in the stores
will not have to work on into! the night.
We should bear in mind that they work six
days in the week and if they have to work
late on Saturday night it spoils the one
day they have for rest and worship.
“Drink move milk” i
This is n countrv wiib an upetntvHod
standard of livinv—br- r'i’u fo-ii-Tiinm+inn
by adults as well as children, is far below
f;,-. health experts believe advisable.
^lore “cow iuice” would m«au hotter
health for ninetv-nine people out of a bnn-
Raleigh.—1 definite, perma
nent. all-year farm placement
program has been outlined for
North Carolina by the State Em
ployment Service Division of the
Unemployment Compens a t i o n
Commission, under C. W. E. Pitt
man. State farm placement super
visor, and submitted to Wa.shini^-
ton officials for consideration and
The program calls for the use
ot about 15 specially trained fa..-m
olacement workers at key places,
particularly In the eastern farm
area, to handle placements in sea
sonal crop gathering throughout
the year. If approved In Washing
ton. the work will include placing
strawberry pickers around May 1,
May pea pickers aroutid May 10,
dewberry pickers and potato dig
gers about June 1, tobacco field
workers about July 15. peach
gatherers and cotton pickers a-
boiit .\ugust 1, with work in
smaller crops of beans, lettuce, to
matoes and other truck crops as
needed. The fall and winter
montli.s would be devoted to plac
ing share eropper.s and farm ten
ants for the next year.
Four Washiii,g((iii officials.
Chairman ('harles fJ. Powell.
'.Irs. .1. It. Spilmaii. coinmi.ssioin r;
Oireclor It. Muyne Alliri.ght. of
I lie Employment Serviee. .Mr. Pitt
man and iiiami.s;eis of sevi-ral
eastern Employment offices out
lined llie pniar.um last \vek in
I Ihiee-day conference in Ra-
f, jand Huffman,^f
IKtcH 26,‘'aocavdlng to rhd^^|len^in; B. .jniedge, of North
Ik the office of Old Wllee.^^llkeeboroV and Maryann Church,
Vhlkea register,of deeds. They of MiUera,Creek. f U
were to: Link 8plcer,\6f Trap-1 However, the number of license
. of Wilkes coaigldi^, '
married since that time,
have' done their mairylAgy
Moantain City, Tennessee,
ly, since the' state of. Vlrslnla
passed new marriage laws., . s
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WHAT PRICE WAR
’ilkes Boys In
Wake G.O.P. Club
North Carolina stood near the top (tenth
to be exact) in low death njte for the year
Statistics reveal that the death rate per
1,000 people in North Carolina for that
year was slightly over nine and one-half
to each thousand population (9.6, to be
The svcrSr^c d63.th rstc for sll the st&tcs
was 10 6 per 1,000 or exactly one more per
thousand than died in North Carolina.
Those figures speak well for the state.
We can point to them with pride.
But also in the vital statistics column are
some facts that are a disgrace, and those
-leal with the death rate among babies less
than one year of age. Only three states
had a higher rate of infant mortality m
^938 thaS North Carolina. This stete^s in
fant death TBlte for the year was 68.6 per
1 ftftO live births. The lowest birth rate
was Connecticut ^^The^^na?
■was New Mexico with 108.7. Ihe nati-
while the death rate
entire population ot North Caroiina
'Uvw low in comparison with some of the
tThf* Tt’lV'ri Tribi'nril
Uvi'fn'Ti 'Si CTtond'vi'’' .'5S40 otro o
month on its war. That totals 810,080.-
000.000 par vea'*. And the cost i.s incmas-
in!>' as mobilization grows more complete.
Tt is pitiTnptpd that thp npxt war budgpt
will be at least $14,000,000,000. And it
tvi'il t-o bp farviod b'" a nation onp-
fiT'wr) fVip ci-rp of TTp'tett Spates. A porp-
n.urablp defensp budget for us would bo
$42.000.000.000—more than our present
War is costing France a little less than
Y”’tain. b'lt ^tjt a great .deal, less as ’mil
lions and biJHon" arp rpokoned these da”s.
And war is costing Germany a staggering
(i-A+oi, v't’inh mi'“f bp pddpd to the cost of
vrpnaration that has bppn goinu- on fo^
vpars. for Germany had to start from
post is not iirnifod a' '’!" t"
+V.O Kniii- — „ts. Tt is pofiting the United
States and ultimately will cost us a great
’''•'1 mo'-o than we will get out of it. And
it is r-o-tting olbar neutrals a great deal
in nropo'-tion than it is costing us.
5\vR's mobilization js postin'^ a million dol
lars ■) dav. or ai'Ol't 8,‘160 000 000 por vnar.
ttiis must be bo'TP bv Sweden’s foip'
million neor'le. running the cost of Swis«
dpfoti'-p to around ’’ 91 nor ’’ear for overv
man, woman and child. .A compprable
rational defense appronriation for Tlpcle
Eomp would bp more than twelve billion
dollars a year.
,\„,t Mr;,,- posts a Vn -i f a ))• pX-
-rrmip of those of other near neighbors to
'imm-in.. who am franticall" anrehensive
rn7iPAvriir..T fhp outcome, and who must
.,rp,,ovp for a defense that would be hope
less from the .'rtart. The Allies have inti
mated +hat in their desperation thev may
not be so mindful of the prom-ieties; that
tlmr have a war to win. and that neutral
neighbors might feel the pinch of the pro
cess. And there are those who are boldlv
predicting that the small nations are
through, no matter what hapnens.
And all this war burden comes from the
hellishness of a few ambitious fools, whe
will not have to bear its heaviness, andj
feel none of the heartaches, or nurse
broken limbs or fill unmarked graves. If
humanity cannot figure out a less costly
wav to live, then it deserve.s to die.
Tlirvfi Wilke'S county i'o.vs at
Wake Fore.st College are officers
in the rec-ently organized Itepnh-
Mcan cli>l> there, according to in-
RM'ination gained from Lee Sot-
Me, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H.
Settle, of this city. He is secree-
tary of the club.
Shelton Canter. Hayden Hayes
and Jimmy Hayes are vice presi
dents. Canter and Hayden Hayes
are Wilkes hoys and Jimmy
Hayes, of Winston-Salem, is a
former W'ilkes resident. J. E.
Tate, of Winston-Salem, is pre.si-
dent. Warren Pritchard, of Spruce
Pine, is treasurer, and Ted Phil
lips, of Worchester, Massaclius-
etts, is publicity director.
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NORTH WILKESBORO. N. C.
A report has been filed by the Treasury
Department, at Washington, that it hasf
completed the fir.st phase of its ten-year
program of accumulating those e.ssential
war materials that will make the United
States army and navy independent of for
eign supplies in any emergency that may
Contracts have been let whereby more
than $90,000,000 worth of tungsten will be
imported from China, quartz crystals from
Brazil, tin from the Dutch East Indies and
Bolivia, chromium from Turkey, mangan
ese from Cuba, and manila fiber from the
Eventually about $100,000,000 of these
and other strategic materials are to be
boug*ht and stored in the United States.
These will constitute a reservoir of ma-
tori-t'T that will enable us to fight unhin
dered even if we were cut off from outside
It is a wise move, as every American will
admit. We are prabably the most self-
sufficient nation in the world. But there
are certain things which we cannot pro
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we shall need them in a hurry.
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