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D. J. CARTE» and JULTOS C. HUBBARD
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Poor- Months 60
Oat of the State $2.00 por Year
Eutored mt the post office at North WilKea-
bwo, N. C., as secood claae matter under Act
9f March 1879.
THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 1941
Girl Scout Week
That picture Monday on the front page
of our favorite newspaper was interesting.
It showed the North Wilkesboro Girl
Scouts seating in front of the Girl Scout
hut and they were “knittin’ for Brittin’
The Girl Scouts is a splendid organiza
tion in that it trains girls for the responsi
bilities of citizenship and home makers.
This is the week set aside a^ “Girl Scout
Week,” a period of much activity for the
members of the Girl Scouts and a time for
the citizenship to set up and take notice of
what the Scouts are doing.
The Girl Scout movement needs and
should have the backing of the citizenship
of North Wilkesboro.
At every opportunity let us give Girl
Scouting all the encouragement and help
North Carolina The Goat
North Carolina is the place the federal
government gets a tremendously big slice
of taxes; the nation gets many of the best
men in the service from the state; the state
is asked to let other states have power.
And what does North Carolina get?
A few years ago it lost a big plant at
Tuckertown on the Yadkin river and the
only reason Washington could give for
knocking North Carolina out of a big in
dustrial expansion unit was the absurd
opinion that the Yadkin river is a naviga
ble stream and a dam could not be con
structed without a federal license and un
der federal regulations.
It did not matter that the proposed dam
site w'as between existing dams on the
The whole matter was an absurdity and
a weak attempt to try to find an excuse
for knocking North Carolina out of some
thing it rightfully deserved.
A few months ago North Carolina con
gressmen. who seem to have gone to sleep
on the job of looking out for their own
state, w'ere gloating over prospects for an
aluminum plant for the western part of
the state. What happened?
Almost overnight plans were changed
and it went to the e.xtreme western part of
It is hard for us from this distance to
see what the nation’s capital has against
North Carolina, which is a very valuable
part of the United states in times of
stress and when something is leeded.
North Carolina is just as patriotic as any
part of the nation. Its people are tops.
So why treat it like the proverbial red
The Farm Price Problem
Mi.ny economists are of the opinion that
the increases which have taken place in
the prices of farm products constitute one
of today’s serious inflationary problems.
True as that may be, the fact remains
that few farmers have gained financially
from price increases. That is because the
costs of labor, of taxation, and of supplie.'
have risen faster than their income. Many
farmers, strange as it may seem, are ac
tually earning less now than when prices
were substantially lower.
The farmer cannot sell at a fixed price
while his operating costs continue to soar.
That would simply result in ruin for mil
lions of farm families.
.The farm price problem, in short, is
simply part and parcel of the general cost-
price problem that is growing more diffi
cult daily, and is a smaller part of the
problem than some would have us believe.
Albert Minton should have made his so
lo voyage attempt on the Yadkin before
the Federal Power commission refused to
grant permission for the Tuckertown dam
on the grounds that the Yadkin is a navi-
The recent anhdtthitettili V
automobile'suggests that the time may not
be far distant when c^ will be made en
tirely of products grown on the farm.
When that happens, harvest time may
come to mean a bumper crop of limousines.
The idea is not so fanciful as it might at
first appear, for already many farm pro
ducts are changed into industrial articles.
Through the magic of research casein
from rjilk becomes wool and also a plastic
material. Com is used in making glycer
ines and dry ice, cornstalks in making pa
per. Sugar cane goes into building boards;
soy beans into paint, enamel and linoleum.
One large chemical company alone buys 16
million pounds of cotton, 36 million pounds
of cotton linters, and 36 million bushels of
com from farmers each year. As indus
trial research finds new uses for farm
crops, industry will depend more and more
on agriculture as a source of raw ma
And agriculture, in turn, will depend on
industry for more inventions like radios,
telephones and labor-saving machinery
that have made the farm a much pleasan
ter place to live than it w.'is a generation
or two ago.
Because the two groups provide mar
kets for each other’s products, the pros
perity of the one depends on the prosperit.^
of the other. Past experience has shown
that when industry is making money, ag
riculture is making money, too.
Facts like these prove that here in
America, we’ve all got a stake in each
other’s future. We may work in different
parts of the country at different jobs. We
may have different likes and dislikes. We
may be divided into various groups—in
dustrial employees, farmers, doctors, law
yers—but in the long run we’re all in the
And today we’ve all got to work togeth
er to solve our common problems. We’ve
got to work together to check inflation,
finance defense, prevent unnecessary gov
ernment controls on our freedom—in short
we’ve all got to work together to insure
our continued prosperity in the years to
THROUGH YELLOW GLASSES
Ho.stile critics have called the Japanese
imitators or appropriators rather than ori
ginators. Their art, their writing and their
literature are said to be largely taken
from the Chinese. Their modern dress has
been an imitation and a-iaptation from the
peoples of the West. When the axis an
nexed Japan as a partner in its nefariou.‘
world schemes, the Japs were decreed to
be “honorarj' Aryans”—Nazi stripe.
From some standpoints the name was
Like Aryans Hitler and Mussolini, the
Japanese have shown themselves to be be-
livers in the old pagan rule that might
makes right. Adhering closely to that
maximum, even before Mussolini grabbed
Ethiopia and before Hitler seized Aus
tria, the Japanese took parts of China and
ever since have waged undeclared war up
on that nation.
The Japanese are weary of that war
l ow. It has cost them much treasure and
considerable in the way of dead men. The
end is not yet in sight, but there are ar
dent spirits in Japan who wish to press
quickly to a victorious end. It is an end
which if successful would mean finis to
China, subjection to her people and great
ly increased military might and prestige
But the advocates of this program of
“thorough” do not choose to speak out
plainly. They do not care to utter a truth
so raw. They prefer to wrap up their
thoughts in silken phrases. Thus they hope
to fool the world at large. They might,
they think, even fool the astute Chinese.
They would put a concealing veil over the
facts. They show themselves apt pupils
of the Goebbels and Gayda clans.
This is how they word it:
“It is necessary to restore peace in East
Asia as early as possible, thus contributing
to the construction of a New Order in the
world, bring happiness to mankind. With
this high ideal held in view, it is essential
not to be left behind in the world’s pro
gress and, needless to say, it behooves Ja
pan to take the lead in this effort.”
By DWIGHT NICHOLS, »L
GOTTA SE£ Rta>
A young man went to the navy
recruiting officers here Saturday
desiring to enlist and help man
Uncle Srm’s fast growing, t'w^o
Physically, he seemed to he an
excellent specimen. His vision
was good hut when it came to the
color perception test he failed ut
terly. He could, not read the col
or perception chart.
It was a keen disappointment
to the young man, but the trouble
was he just couldn’t see red with
other colors. To get In the navy
you gotta see red.
GBORGR HAS OOMPIAINT
George Johnson, the man v.ho
lives east of Wilkesboro about
ten miles on old 60—the same
man we wrote up about getting
his funeral flowers prematurely
when another man of the same
name was killed—spilled us such
a tale of woe this week that w'e
wonder if he does not now wish
that he had been the one who de
parted Into the great and mys
George, it seems from his ac
count, has a home located on a
curve of the road and he has been
trying to paint the house white.
During the drought painting the
Raleigh — The state Highway
and Public Works Commission,
meeting here Friday for its Octo
ber session, adopted an ordinance
designed to reduce high motor
vehicle speeds on sections of the
State's road system where such
curtailment appears to be desira
ble in the interest of public safety.
Setting forth that engineering
and traffic surveys being con
ducted by the Commission show
! that nornial ^eeds ate'greater
than are reasonable or safe In
house white has been impossible i gpgclfled areas, the Commission
because speeding cars stir up so j tjjgt a maximum speed
much dust that the paint gets to . of 35 miles per hour be flx-
be a dirty buff before It dries. j Wherever congested
Cars trav. I
' traffic conditions exist,
engineers shall cause to be erected.
North Carolina is Uncle Sam’s redhead
ed stepchild-T-does the work and other
states gets the earnings.
Everybody is called on to sacrifices for
national defense—^but it seems that labor
unions and politicians have been exempt
And that is not all.
el so fast by his place—70 to 85 ^
m. p. h.—that he is In constant approval of the Chair-1
fear that some member of the signs stating the maximum
family will be knocked into i g^-
smithereens by an auto wheel of | fgj.gjjjie in that particular area
which will be in the hands of , gpg,j ^jjg grection of the sign de-
some speeding demon. j noting the reduced maximum
Auto wrecks and turnovers , ^p^^^
have been so numerous on and
near the road in front of his
house that he has lost count of
the number, hut he places the
average at one a day or one a
.week—we have forgotten which.
Damage to posts, trees and
whatever may be about tbe road
has been no little matter. But
that is not all.
George srys he has lost several
days work because of having to
attend trials as a witness and the
trials grow out of accidents,
fights, etc., on the road. He says
he can get good wages for work
ing. but not as a witn'-ss.
We don’t know anything we
can do .-.bout the situation—mer
ely pass this information on to
all interested and disinterested
Anybody else ^lot any com
plaints. just bring them around.
You'll probably get results equrl-
ly as good.
Mrs. Fickle is getting her third
divorce from her second husband.
Reports are that the mountain
forests in vari-colored hues are
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Join our fall and winter
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cquipp^ business colleges in
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Pi^ employment servic^ More
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HIGH POINT, N. C.
P. F’. Jones, M. A., President
Fully Accredited by American
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