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‘jH^bHalMd MoBdajt and Thorsdajt at'
=i Noi^ Wi&esl>oro, N. C.
CARTER snd JULIUS C. HUBBARD
. SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
Out of the State .
$2.00 per Year
Entered at the poat office at North Wiikes-
boro, N. C., as second class matter under Act
9f March 4, 1879.
MONDAY, NOV. 3, 1941
Congratulations To Ashe
On Saturday the Ashe county hospital
was dedicated and opened.
That marks a historic event for Ashe
because it is the first time that a hospital
institution has been located in the county.
The event marked the completion of
long, untiring and successful efforts to es
tablish a hospital.
In addition to being a place for use in
case of an emergency, a hospital becomes
a center of medical information and pro
gress with a wide scope of benefits to all
People of the county and friends at oth
er points donated funds for the sponsor’s
share of the cost of the hospital, which was
erected by the WPA. It is a beautiful
Dr. F. C. Hubbard, chief of staff of the
Wilkes hospital, has been selected as chief
of staff for the Ashe County Hospital and
will do the major surgery. Dr. Dean
Jones, of Ashe, will be resident physician
In observ'ance of the hospital dedication
event The Sky land Post at West Jeffer
son, owned and edited by Ed M. Ander
son, president of the North Carolina Press
association, came out Thursday with a
very creditable 20-page hospital edition.
Opposed To Mass Violence?
It has been said that a man who wodid
not fight for his conviction when he has
his back to the wall is not worth his salt.
We are made to wonder about so-called
conscientious objectors. We believe there
are ver>’ few of them.
When a man says he is opposed to mass
violence we wonder just what he means.
We are opposed to war. We think war
is the crazie.st behavior of the human race.
It is useless, barbarian, terrible and causes
Who in our country is not opposed to
But the fact that we consider war as we
do is no reason to say that we would not
When the time arrives that America de
cides it must fight to insure its indepen
dence and to safeguard the rights of its
people, the deci.sion is FIGHT.
The soldiers who make -up our army and
who have fought so courageous in all our
nation’s wars were opposed to mass vio
But that opposition to mass violence did
not carrv the meaning that they would
permit inju.stice to rule this country and
On the subject of the draft law and
conscientious objectors, The Thomasville
Tribune carried the following editorial
“The young Wake Forest student, David
R. Morgan, who is opposed to “mass vio
lence” and, therefore, refused to fill in and
sign his que.stionnaire in the selective ser
vice draft, will find, if indeed, he has not
already found, that our laws are not made
to individual measure, but, rather, apply
to all alike. He has been sentenced to 18
months by federal judge Isaac M. Meek-
ins, and already a movement is under way
to get the judge to give an “alternative
judgment” in the case.
“The army is a rather hard master. For
some, life in the army is just an experience
and many of the boys like it. For others,
it entails many hardships, but the rigorous
regulations apply to all alike, and no
charge has been heard of exceptions be
“ ‘Conscientious objectors’ is a more or
less meaningless expression; an alibi for
those who do not want to go to war or to
do their part in defending their country,
but in the Morgan case there has been the
Intiination of mental disproportion, which
If eftdhiiahed, might ftmuBh mitigation for
the offense nt
youth to prison is laudable'. ij^e^BaYe no
sympathy for those who think laws are
especially constructed to apply only to the
The Eternal War
In the laboratories and hospitals
America, doctors and scientists are engag
ed in a never-ending war. That war is
against disease, illness, death. The battle
is being fought for you.
All of us are familiar with some of the
victories that have been won. Typhoid,
scarlet fever, yellow fever, rabies—a long
list of such once-great scourages as these
have been defeated and shorn of their
terror. But the war must go on. For
there are other enemies, still powerful,
which must be beaten.
The medical men are rarely given med
als. Their names rarely appear in the
headlines. For the most part, the finan
cial rewards are small. Theirs, basically,
is the least selfish of callings. They know
disappointment and heartbreak. They
see the work of years go for nothing. But
they have no time for regret. They can’t
give up. A thousand experimentts may
seem in vain—and t.he thousandth-and-
first may bring success with it. Twenty
years of labor may have seemed in vain,
but the work done tomorrow may open
the door to a vital new discovery. That is
the kind of thinking, the kind of spirit,
that drives the scientist.
The four horsemen have ridden hard
this year. They have brought War, Fam
ine, Pestilence, and Death to a large part
of the world. It will take every last ounce
of strength and knowledge posse.ssed by
mankind to halt their sweeping horror. Be
fore many weeks pass, the great annual
Christmas Seal campaign will be on in
earnest. The funds from these little seals
are used to fight one of the most powerful
of the horsemen’s allies—Tuberculosis.
Through the ages tuberculosis has been
known as the great white plague. For cen
turies it was the number one killer. In
times of distress it literally destroyed
whole populations. The fact that this is
not true today is due solely to the achi
evements resulting from the continuous
sacrifices of medical scientists. C. L. New
comb, Christmas Seal sale director for the
National Tuberculosis Association recent
ly said: “In the 34 years of Christmas
Seal sales, the tuberculosis death rate has
been cut by three-fourths, but the disease
last year took over 1,000 more American
lives than were killed or died from wounds
in the American Expeditionary Force in
the first World War.”
Tuberculosis is .still a major problem.
With the world again facing conditions
that will make a fertile field for a new
outbread of the disease, it behooves the in
dividual to look with newi signifance this
year on the cheery seals adorning his
greeting cards. They are silent soldiers
in a gigantic battle, a crucial battle be
tween humanity—and the four horsemen.
THE WAR GOES ON
Rumors of peace are drowned in the
realities which rise above the bloodshed on
the Eastern front and the cries of the per
secuted and the slain in conquered coun
Walter Lippmann, an acute war obser
ver, remarks that Hitler is in a position
jWhere he cannot demobilize. By force he
must hold what he has taken. And this
force requires the maintenance of large
In the meanwhile the Russians give no
indication of following even now or at any
time soon the- course of Vichified France.
Preparations go forward for a long war in
Russia while the Germans pound away at
Moscow and the Ukraine.
If there is no collapse of Russia morale
with the possible fall of Moscow, Hitler
may be nearing defeat as he rides to this
victory. But that defeat probably cannot
be encompassed solely by the action of
guerrillas and naval * blockades and air
bombings executed by the British. Sooner
or later, on east as well as in the west,
large, well equipped, well directed and ef
ficient armies must come to grips with the
Thus, it looks as if the world were in
for a long period of warfare.
By DWIGHT NICHOLS, et al.
the inn, ,and'"«dii tnpNlfe’e
fi. But one of tbeih had the «un
tied to hia lek. And tied to the
gun was a acrawled placard which
read: “Tak, tak, Uentanaat!” ,
INQUIRING REPORTER j jgj Lientenant Frederic W.
We thought about turning thla! gymmeg, Co. D, 240th Quarter
master Regiment, was checking
column today into an accouunt of
the inquiring reporter asking
people at random questions on
important matters like: ‘'What
would you do if you were sudden
ly to acquire one million dollars?
We got a late start and found
too few people at random.
Another thing, few of them
made statements that would do to
Here are some samples of the
“I would pay my debts, take
the other fifty cents and get
"What I would do would not
do to print.”
"I’d faint, then decide what to
do it and when I came to."
“Get a divorce and marry some
Once.^V^^ I^iat.TUtu^e Sam’s
Mb ‘‘d ciw
AY, NOV. 8, -1941
his nutposts one night recently
when Jie came upon one of his j ^
colored sentries who was with-1
out a rifle. I
“Soldier," the officer demand-'
ed. "if you’re not armed, how
would you expect to repel an In
truder on your post?’’
"Ah’d’ knock 'im down with
one' of these, snh," replied the
colored boy, revealing a large
rock Jn each of his pockets. |
"You . wouldn’t really throw
one of those at anybody, would
you?’’ the amazed officer coun
"Yessuh,” the sentry assured
him. "But Ah’d throw ’em easy-
XttTES PROJI JIAXEU\T?RS
Sgt. Lester J. Moore of the
36th Field Artillery, Fort Bragg,
has been on maneuvers in the
Carolina area for a month. He
is a little bit tired of eating out
of his lap, and of all the wonders
of lavish nature. He is weary of
’chlggers, red aunts, and grass
hoppers in his pants, and gnits,
gnats, and fleas in his soup.
‘Last Sunday he slicked himself
1st Sgt. Matthew A. Matthews,
of Anderson. Tenn., Pvt. Sal
Frappaolo, of Port Washington,
N. Y., Pvt. Charles Goertz, of'
East Northport, N. Y., and Pvt. |
Richard B. Foster, of Southamp- j
ton, N. Y., were carrying a simu
lated casualty back to their col-1
lecting station near Lancaster, S. j
C. The patient looked a very se- |
rious case, all done up with head ; $
bandage, and a leg split. As they
iiassed a farm house by the road,
a woman rushed out, greatly per-1
up, obtained a pass, and went to
Charlotte to visit some friends— turhed.
relishing the vision of chairs, a I "Oh, the poor, poor boy,” she
table, and clean white tablecloth I moaned. "Bring him into the
which his host.s would have wait- house and let me take care of
ing for him, laden with insect- him. We can bring the spare bed
proof provender. downstairs ”
His friends in Charlotte were j -phe litter-bearers had been
very glad to see him. They had Rigging the “casualty” over* the
“Good workmen must have
good tools. The woman in
the kitchen deserves as good equipment as the man in the
factory or on the farm.”
organized a little party for him,
and the guests were in eongre-
gatior, waiting, when he arrived.
They celebrated by taking him
on a picnic, twenty miles out in
hot and dusty road for several
miles. Their reply may have be
trayed a note of exasperation.
"Listen, lady,” said one of
Lieutenant Frederick W. Back
et. 36th Field Artillery, is a
realist when it comes to maneu
vers. But so, he discoveretf are
Whiles inspecting outposts re
cently, he found a group of ma
chine-gunners askeel near their
gun—exhausted from contin”ous
hours and days of “heavy fight
ing’’ in the maneuver area. Al
though the men were not expect
ed to be alert at a time when the
"front” was "All Quiet.” Lieut.
Backert thought he might teach
them a lesson in precaution. He
quietly walked off with their
gun, and hid it in a patch of]
-\n hour or so later, the Ideu-
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