■THE J0U1WAL.SLtB1PT. NOB^ WnjpSBOEO. N. C. ^
OntSPENDSNT IN POLITICS
Mondays and Thnrsdajw at
aX- Nortk Wilkesboro. N. C
D. J. CAKTEB sad itTLIUS C. HTJBBABD
pn* Year $1.60
^our Montiig .60
Out of the State $2.00 per Year
Xatarcd st the poet office st North Wilkes-
horo, N. C., as aeeond class aiatter onder Act
of Mar«di 4, 1879.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1940
g&iiirjit no iesAla ^ir
resent the SPederai Bureap
tion which has made American j^oid^ safe
from the kidnaper and which is how in
tfaie first line oil defeiue against the for
eign enemies o|i America in our n^dst.
“Many of the Communist Party’s leaders
stand convicted, in courts and in the pub
lic mind, of falsehood and deceit, but they
’ fxe still on the march, burrowing deepw
and deeper into our system of democracy.
“There is a sneer behind their every
smile and a vicious lie in their every prom
ise of Utopia. If the land whose banners
they cany is Utopia, then let them go
there and enjoy it! America is good
enough for us and we do not want it taint
ed by the poisons of foreign isms.
“We owe it to ourselves and to our
country to make our voices heard and to
stand unified against the forces which
menace America. May all of us join in a
crusade for the betterment of America!’’
(A Litti* Nonseiuey
Fifth Column—Trojan Horse
A few days ago we tried in these col
umns to define two terms which are be
ing used widely: “J'ifth Column’’ and “Tro
“Fifth Column’’ got its origin from a
general with five columns of men march
ing to invade a city. Kis statement was:
“We are marching on the city ■with four
columns; the fifth column is already
“P^th Column” is the term used to rep
resent enemies already inside the borders
of a country or city to be attacked.
“Trojan Horse” is a term very well
known. It originated from the well known
Greek story of building a large wooden
horse and carrying soldiers through the
gates of the city inside the horse.
So there we have a better definition of
the terms, although the public in general
has a pretty good understanding of their
No doubt we have members of the “Fifth '
Column” in the United States. They are '
representatives of foreign powers who j
would destroy our government. We may
have some who could come under the 4
Want A Job
Increase in the personnel of the United
States army is going to make many open
ings for young men.
The following editorial from The State
Magazine deals with this subject in a very
interesting and sensible manner:
Scattered throughout North Carolina
are thousands of young men to whom the
future looks pretty blank. Scarcely a week
passes that we do not receive persoinal
visits from two or three of them. And al
so several letters.
They want jobs and they can’t get them.
In some instances they have accepted em
ployment to which they are unsuited and
which affords no opportunities for ad
vancement. Many go from one temporary
position to another. Their ambition, ini
tiative and courage are progressively less
ened: in many instances, completely dead
To such young men the United States
Army offers a splendid solution to their
problem. Here they have an opportunity
of making a new start; a chance to make
good in a way which is dependent entire
ly on each individual.
"In the Army, every man is given scienti
fic training in some work which qualifies
him for preferred employment in civil life
classification of “TrcmiTS^rses.” Persons
j^ho^£ame into_4fcr lountry by deception ... ...... .....
andwSose purpose is to wreck America, qj. for advancement in rank in the army.
In Wickes Wamboldt’s column, “Life
Day By Day,” in Morganton News-Herald
the following s+atement by J. Edgar
Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, was published: j worry about bills from doctors, dentists or
“The Communist and the Bundsmen ] hospitals—Uncle Sam pays them all.
represent more than a mere political par- 1 -pjjg character-building feature and the
By Rirra MNNICT
At th(» risk of aagmentlng the
writerB who give snch elaborate
espogitlons of how the war and
rearmament should have been
conducted—^those I, at least, haye
called the "seTenth column”—l*d
like to make a few obserratlons,
too, on the death-struggle for
democracy and clTllisatlon. This
is supposed to he a semi-humor
ous column and made up of the
OTerflow from the “Dellaplane
Items”—comments rather than
news. And, If we know how to do
anything, It is only how to be the
object slave of cattle, chickens
* • •
(1) The two most gratifying
aspects are the speeding of na
tional defense and the decision to
aid the allies. It Is feared help
for the Anglo-Prenc’ will be "too
late and too little.’’ All assistance
short of an expeditionary force
should have been rushed to the
allies as soon as Hitler began
"total war.” Falling that. It is a
>pity 2,000 planes with 2,000
trained pilots, as proposed by
Senator Pepper, could not have
flown directly to France Imme
diately after the disaster in Flan
ders, America is not yet ready for
war. It was vital, both for us and
for the Allies, for the U. S. to
send early to France and England
all war materials they could
spare, and then son^e, to keep the
war In Europe until America had
time to prepare, and. If possible,
to beat Hitler there.
* • «
(2) America needs the biggest
and beet air force, navy, army,
and marine corps she can build,
no doubt, to fight Hitler and his
jackal partners. Quality should
be stressed more than quantity,
of course, and morale, esprit du
corps, leadership, and sheer brav
ery more than either. But, if
compatible with these, all een-
slble economy In U. S. defense
might be practiced. If Ford, or
anyone, can manufacture the
most effective planes cheaply,
they ought to be hired at once to
do It. It is unfortunate a big re
lief bill had to be passed as well
as the huge necessary, defense
bill. For most people the 1929-
1933 depression was not one. And
lor 7 years many have lived, off
Briuin ;tp uaeotfatar gtaat Hfi
eblty ih -wliiiiipliig Obrmttly and to
hOTO' to have Aifiorica'd help, jl
Jdida’t pre-Tlslon nltimato d^eat
of the Alllai or the ll. 8. more
tban one plans the death of a
member ^ hie'family or a pet
cal or. a«. ^
• * ’e
Hitler, determined to dominate
the globe, will Invade the U. S.
Shbverstve elements In South A-
merica. Central America, 'Mexico,
and an enormous coast to guard
Jeopardize our chaneee. If Amer
ica has time to piwpare and we
do not have to fight Japan on the
West, the U. S. will have at least
an even chance ot cmshing Hit
ler. The U. 8. may be caratees,
slothful, somnolent. It is poten
tially the richest, most powerful,
most valiant country in the world.
waM oft^ awful dinger
dtia^:if le the duty of
the fiCficars aid «h^ the law to
prevent the apre^ M; this awtnl
malady. ' , v" ■ cl;': -
Little Miss dralee ’^Watts, of
TaylortvlHe; " Is spending this
week with her grandmother, Mrs.
S. I. WatU. .
‘Under the city of Paris there
are vast subterranean catacombs
where over slg mllMon bodies
bare been bnrlad. >
to extail^ them to tiV 0^
signed at Seddiet Bivsr an orpw
for the 16th day of June, INI, or
this notice will be plemM in te
of fhefar recovery. All peSM3»i»
debted to s^ estate will plOaei
make immediate payment.
. lUs the 16th day of JwM,
Admfaisfaator of the Bstate
I 7. Whittington, Dee. ' 7-26^^Ip^,
Items h Brief
ty. They espouse a way of life, a fanati
cal worship of m >,teralism, destruction, and
the blacking out of decency. They stand
for the overthrow of democratic institu
tions, social, governmental and religious,
even while their lying leaders in our midst
seek to delude us with a mumbo-jumbo of
high-sounding phrases. Their “Fifth Col
umn” methods have permeated into every
walk of life. By falsehood and fnkery
they gnaw at the Nation’s vitals. Their in
sidious propaganda in one form or ano
ther has even gained an entry into some of
our churches and many of our schools. Un
less we resist their efforts on a united
front, America will rue the day it let down
its bars of self-respect—^then it may be
too late to act.
“Conquering the foes of democracy is
the greatest of all adventures in public
service. The fulfillment of this task is of
paramount importance. It jneans a re
dedication on all fronts to Americanism
and its bulwarks.
“The founders of onr Constitution be
lieved in a Living God as we do; the
would-be seducers of our liberty today be
lieve in no God, except one of carnage and
death and destruction. The confirmed
criminal has nothing but sneers for the Al
mighty. It is the same with the multi-
named ‘fronts’ of the foreign isms which
seek to mire us in the abysmal dephs of
despair. They should be reviled for what
they are, a coward, slithering mass of hu
manity, too evil and too slinking to assume
their true identities, crawling to their ob
jectives while concealed in a jungle of de
ception. From their spokesmen you hear
much of freedom of speech and freedom
of worship. They want freedom of speech
fat themselves, while gagging others. They
want freedom otf action, while the hands
of others are bound, so they may plunder
and rob. They want freedom of worship
so they may erect the idols of Lenin and
Jfarx and others df similar ilh. Ow Con
stitution grants, freedom to the law-abid-
« ..J. vTAw*tnti« aA^lr ifl
, Then, too, a soldier enjoys the feeling of the government, in the greatest
! security resulting from an assured income. they have ever known.
,, , , .• • Relief will be needed after the
He knows that long-time service means re-j^^^ whoever wins there win
tirement with pay. He doesn’t have to probably be a depression that will
make that of the thirties seem
like a banquet for the gods, or
like the feasts of a medieval
Rev. S. I. Watts filled his regu
lar appointments at Pleasant Hill
and Bethel Saturday and Sunday.
Rev. W. A. Johnson filled his
regular appointment at Little
Rock Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Shuford £!dmln-
ston, of Boone, visited Mrs. Ed-
minston’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. D. Watts, Sunday.
Mr. Carl Cummings, of Char
lottesville, Va., was a visitor to
this community Sunday. Mrs.
Cummings, who had been visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. F.
Greer a few days returned with
Mr. Cummings to their home at
Charlottesville, Sunday evening.
Miss Lucy Greer spent last
week in the Girl Scouts Camp at
John River, near Collettesville.
She reports a fine trip and a real
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Carlton and
family, visited in Statesville, Sun
Mr. Vernon Carlton is spending
this week in Statesville with his
aunt, Mrs. Neal Sowers.
Mr. Tomy Earp visited the
home of his brother, Mr. and
Mrs. Jeftie Earp, of Joynes, last
Mr. and Mrs. Carl McGee and
family visited friends here in
cluding the homes of Mrs. Julia
Phillips and Mrs, G. M. Earp,
Mrs. Fanie Fowler, of Spartan
burg, S. C., who has been spend
ing some time with Mrs. Arvil i
Fowler here, returned to her 1
home Sunday. j
Mr. Bob Eller is busy vaccinat-j
ing dogs in this community. Wei
hope ail dog owners will see to*
IHOM’SON REmADHe CO.
PHNN8LTVANU TIREB AND TUBES
PhoM 418 North Wilkeoboro, N. C.
On 1940 County Taxes
During Month 01 Jnne
Be sure to take advantage of this saving
on your county taxes. Make payment
at my office.
G. G. Poindeiter,
WILKES COUNTY ACCOUNTANT
discipline of Aniiy life is universally re
spected. An honorable discharge from the
Army is recognized as one o!f the finest
recommendations a man can have.
( Today, America needs to fill the janks
of the Regular Army with fine, upstanding
young men—not to go to war, but to main
tain the peace we all cherish. We can
think of no finer performance of a duty
nor a better or more honorable career for
a qualified man than enlistment in the
United States Army.
' Recruiting stations are located through
out this State: in Raleigh, Charlotte, Dur
ham, Wilson, Wilmington, Winston-Salem,
Asheville, High Point, Greensboro and
1 Rocky Mount. Men between 18 and 35
! years, unmarried, of good health and good
character, will find the doors of a new
opportunity opened to them by applying
at any of these stations.
A Job To Be Done
From Jufte SD through July 4 North
Wilkesboro will celebrate its fiftieth an
Every citizen of North Wilkesboro and
the people who look upon North Wilkes
boro as their “home town” are proud of
the growth and progress of North Wilkes
boro and certainly want to stage a celebra
tion which will spread favorable publici
ty for North Wilkesboro and all this sec
tion of North Carolina.
It is a big task, however, to put over a
celebration which would do justice to the
occasion. It is not a task to be done by
one or two individuals or by-a small group,
to be the success it should and must be it
must have behind it the combined efforts
and the goodwill of all the people.
Plans and arrangements for the celebra
tion have been progressing very well but
ing, but what these vermin seek is Ifcenee!
“The lying propaganda machines of un-
the time is growing short before the levent
and all who can do anything to iswer
insure the success of the event are urged
to put forth their efforts.
With the combined effoitts of all, a celer
_ _ bratiou. wAicb will be remeinbered few.
AffleriftlA Miw woskutft.oveff- many years to come and which mil Ratar^
iBMCT Anwricaa citiaeps fw Ner^ Wkeeboro an iiqjn^
liaivtlipea hood-winked by thoir false- of faypnhls pablicity caa be stafod’ [K? JwRmi iSP*
(3) If. as Walter Lippman
claims, the U. S. might peacefully
adjust our quarrel with Japan,
our statesmen should leave no I
stone unturned to do it. We have ;
not a 2-ocean navy. It would i
simplify the war for America to ^
not have to fight on 2 or 3 j
fronts. If there was ever a time |
when disputes should be settled j
by arbitration, diplomacy employ
ed, and friends made, now is the |
4) Much seems to hinge on
Russia. After the Russo-German
past and at the beginning of the
war, many seemed to think Rus
sia, Italy, Spain and Japan would
join Germany in a ring of Bellig
erent nations around the allies.
Confld^’nt allies did not seem to
mind. They almost sought to pro
voke Italy’s entrance in the war.
Now, since Italy’s backstabbing
movement, it is "a, white horse of
another color.” Both allies and
axis partners court the despised
Soviets. Turkey’s vacillating atti
tude looks like Red Russia might
still side with brutal Germany.
But Stalin and Mussolini have no
more cause than the Allies to be
lieve Hitler’s promises. Russia
may remember what Hitler said
in Mein Kampf about Russia, and
that he meant to push the U. S.
S. R. beyond the Ural mountains.
It was to be hoped the mission I
of Sir Stafford Crlpps seeking!
help for Britain at the Kremlin j
world bear fruit. Oh to have Rus- j
sia attacking Germany’s back as |
Stalin, spiritual kin to Ivan the
Terrible in Inhuman cruelty and
the dictator who confiscated
grain and let 7,000,000 peasants
starve, still showed moderation
in Finland compared to Hitler’s
determination to destroy from the
face of the earth Poland, France,
and every conquered nation.
Frantic Allies clutch at any straw.
Russia was a valuable straw
stack. These dark days instill
with grim truth the old adage,
wULthan the lll-wlU of a dog.”
(6) To prove their foreclght
amounts to clairvoyanee, nb)*'
tentlm of he,,9^U ,>x«ar^ they
hMw Itm. everp detaU
,ql ■, sifM^boc
False statements circulated over the Eighth District dur
ing the past few days claiming that Representative W. O.
Burgin had voted against PARITY PAYMENTS to the FAR
MERS are positively refuted by the record:
MR. FARMER READ THIS!
Washington, D. C.
June 14, 1940.
W. 0. Burgin
House of Representatives
My dear Mr. Burgin:
In accordance with your request, I have verified your record on
the Agricultural Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5269) of the Seventy-sixth
Congress, First Section, regarding the item of parity payments, which
shows that you voted “Yes”. This vote occurred in the House of Rep
resentatives on March 28, 1939, being Roll Call No. 44.
On the Agricultural Appropriations Bill otf the Seventy-sixth Con
gress, Third Session, you are recorded as having an active pair with Mr.
Thomas of New Jersey, favoring the item of parity payments, 'wh^h
means that Mr. Thomas was against the bill and you were for it. This
vote occurred in the House of Representatives on May 9, 1940, being
Roll Call No. 103.
I hope this is the infonrtation you desire.
With kindest regards, I am
• SOUTH TRIMBLE
Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Every fair-minded .Doroocralic farmer in the Eighth Di«-
trict should repudigte tl^ effort of Mr. Burgin’s opponent to
deluse them by false propaganda, and