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INDB5PBNI>ENT in politics
PiAluIied Mondays and Thursdays at
Nm^ Wilkesboro, North Carolina
D. J. CARTER and JULIUS C. HUBBARD
One Year $1.50
Six Months 76
Four Months 50
Out of the State $2.00 per Year
Entered at th^post office at North Wilkes
boro, North Carolina, as second class matter
under Act of March 4, 1879.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 1942 i
Britain After Three Years
It is definitely bad policy to criticize an
ally in war. Reverses suffered by the Brit
ish have been a popular topic of derision
in this country.
They have suffered some humiliating re
verses, some which have led some Ameri
cans to poke fun at them. But they have
demonstrated a wonderful tenacity and
have made sacrifices which would put to
shame any pretense of sacrifice on the
part of American civilians.
Let us take a look at some of Britain^'
Since the war began men and women
registered for national service in Great
Britain has increased from four to eighteen
Taxes have increased from $33 to $83
War bond purchases have climbed from
from $11 to $319 per capita.
-Aircraft production has increased two
and one-half times.
Tank production has increased five
times; ship building four time.s, and ani-
nuinilion ten times what it was at the be
ginning of the war.
In supplies for civilian use is where they
have felt the pinch. Maybe we think we
are in an awful fix becau.se we get only
eight ounces of sugar per pei-son. Let us
take a look at the supplies which are strict
ly rationed there: sugar, butter, fats, tea.
milk, jam, fi,sh, canned foods, beans, ba
con. ham, beef, cheese, candies, and pre
Gasoline is not Mtioned—they just don't
have it for ordinary driving which we call
-And the British have suffered. One out
of every five houses has been damaged or
destroyed by bombs.
There have been about 50,000 killed and
about the same number wounded by
They have demonstrated their ability to
Live Frugally—Buy Bonds
In a recent interview, James J. Hunter,
president of the Rank of California, ad
vised the American people to live frugally
and save their money through the pur
chase of War Bonds. No better advice
can be given at this crucial period of our
-At the pre.sent time. American busines,s
in many fields is exerting itself to the ut
most to sell both Bonds and Stamps. The
work of the banks, retail stores and thea
tres has been especially noteworthy. And
through advertising, displays, posters, and
other publicity methods they have told the
War Savings .story to tens of millions of
Americans. The banks are the leaders in
the sale of bond.s—and retail stores, in
cluding chains and independents alike, are
the leaders in the sale of stamps.
As a result of such efforts. War Savings
purchases have reached very high levels
—in July alone, which marked the .sta't
of the “Retailers for Victory” Bond and
Stamp drive, sales were in excess of $900,-
000,000. But there must be further sub-
fltantial increases in public purchasing be
fore Treasury-established goals will be at
EX-ery one must play his part in financ
ing this war. When you shop in a store,
take all or part of your change in Stamps.
When you visit a bank on pay day, buy a
It is all too evident that the adminiatea-
tion has not been working on the infla^on
problem in all its phases. While some
very good measures have been taken, oth--
er phases have been sorely neglected.
Pres'dent Roosevelt asks congress for the
power to regulate the economic machine
and threatens to take action himself by-
October 1 if congress does not come across
with legislation giving him the power tc
accomplish his purposes.
There is little doubt of the need of con-
gressionnal action, which we predict will
be forthcoming before the deadline.
The inflation subject is one of major im
portance, one which affects the life of ev
Some interesting comment on the subject
'is contained in the following editorial
from the Oxford Public Ledger:
“The President has cautioned Congress
unless that body acts and acts promptly, he
will take the initiative in a far-reaching
move to save this Country from the peril of
“If Congress fails to act by October 1.
I will take the responsibility and I will
act,” the President said in an address to
“A week has passed since the President
made his promise and his threat. Congres
sional leaders have expressed themselves
as favoring a blank check, giving the Chief
Executive such power as he may ask; but
these leaders are not in control of certain
“President Roosevelt indicated that he
would regulate wages when farm prices
have been regulated. The Congressional
farm bloc weeks ago wrote in the law a
prohibition against farm price ceilings be
low 110 per cent of parity. The fir-st move
toward a reasonable and fair solution is to
determine a proper relationship between
w-ages and farm parity, bearing in mind
that farm production of food is no less es
sential than factory production of ammu
nition, and remembering, too, that the fac
tory is bidding competitively against the
farmer in the open labor market.
“If the farmer is to employ labor in
competition with factories engaged in war
production, paying wages high enough tc
forestall the move away from labor-ridden
farms, then what ever may be the pattern
of the price ceiling on farm commoditie.s
it must be large enough to save the farmer
from bankruptcy in a time when he i.
rtriving honestly to serve his country pa
“There are thou.sands of cures credited
to the Tayin’-on-of-the-hands’ ”... One of
the mo.st important of which is impudence.
. . . “In-Texas, a man’s wife is entitled to
one-half of what he earns” .... In our
state, she gets nine-tenths . . . “Simplicity
LIFE’S BETTER WAY
WALTER E. ISENHOUR,
Hiddenite, N. C.
Many people carry- shadows
By the gloomy lives they live.
By their grouchy way oi speaking,
-And by what they do and give.;
But thei-e is a way of living
That is better far than this,
Ble.ssing men with sunny brightness.
Helping them to joy and bliss.
You can carry sunshine, neighbor,
Can-y sunshine day by day,
Which is done by righteous living—
Yes, by what you do and say;
And it makes you feel much better,
And y-our fellows that you meet,
When your face is wearing sunshine
And vour voice is kind and sw-eet.
Must Have Balance
Whatever the measures to curb inflation
are, we may be certain that they will not
But all who have the welfare of their
country at heart w-ish to see the plans
Strike a balance between the various
Carry sunshine by your smiling.
By your gentleness and grace.
By the prayer.s you breathe for others
And the kindness of your face;
By the love your heart possesses.
By the sympathy you show,
By your patient way of dealing
With your friend or with your foe.
Carry sunshine to the needy.
To the sick and to the sad;
To the men and to the women
Who are good or who are bad;
Though sometime.s ’twill cost you money.
Cost your effort, work and time;
Yet to be a sunshine toter
Is both noble and sublime.
You will ne’er regret it, neighbor.
As the years of life go by,
For it’s this that makes you happy
While you live and when you die;
Then when you shall meet the Master
After you have run your race,
You shall not be disappointed
When you see His smiling face.
Be Used For
A placing the en
tire taxicw.T^^^stry in the Unit
ed states uad^ strict regulation
iVs tires, gasoline
the OffiW’iit Defense Transpor
The %erame effective
SeptemheiM^e: and governs the
daily opS^«W~ of at least 50,-
A tazt^^ji|.],9^ined by the or
der (Ciend^ij^der ODT No. 20)
as “any rttip&^tired vehicle (1)
propelled oi^ ;4^wn by mechani
cal power;having a seating
Oppaclty.»' df le^ ' than ten per
sons: (3) umd in the call and de
mand transpoiiation of passen
gers for oootS^nsation to or from
points chosen or designated by
by the psesmger, and (4) not
operated on a Died schedule, be
tween fixed termini or over
Upon the affective date of the
order, no peraon not now having
authority to operate a taxicab or
not now operating a taxicab in a
community where no such au
thority ^Is reQulred may place
such a vehicle In operation, and
no person now operating a taxi
cab service may increase the num
ber of vehicles operated.
The order further provides that
no person shall drive or operate
1. —For any social or recrea-
tioal purpose of the driver or
2. :—More than forty miles or
any speed above that pre.scribed
by “competent public authority."
3. —For the purpose of making
commercial deliveries of property.
4. —^More than ten miles beyond
the corporate llmlte of the muni
cipality in which the trip originat
5. —For the purpose of picking
up passengers by cruising.
6. —More than twenty-five miles
from the point of origin to the
point of destination.
7. —Without distinctly marking
the vehicle to indicate that it is
The order ’also provides that no
person shall operate a taxi-cab in
eny municipality or other govern
mental subdivision in which a
group riding plan for taxicabs is
lawfiiUy in effect unless such
persons participates in the plan
The order does not apply to:
1. —Persona carrying poasen-
gers to or from burial.
2. —The transportation of pas-
•sengers to and from work '‘by a
person driving an autofhohile be
tween hin or her home and place
A b surdities
By DWIGHT NICHOLS, et «1.
3.—The transportation of pas
sengers in connection with “emer
gencies arising from on acciden*.
sickness, death, public calamity
or military nece-sity,” provided
an explanation in writing is sul)-
mitted to the ODT within forty-
The order “shall be subject to
any special or general permit is
sued by the Office of Defense
Transportation to me^|t specific
need.s or exceptional circumstoiice«
or to prevet undue public hard
All taxicab operators will l,e
required under the order to keen
complete daily record on their
operations an(l to make such re
ports as may h?*oC^uiied by the
ODT, the order provides.
Siimmi'.—Sent. 15.—Rev. Put
Keith filled his anpointmenf .'t
the home of Mrs. Rebecca Well
born Stind-y afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Cov Church and
nenhew. EMwin Church, visited
Mrs. Church’s brother, Mr. D.
Keys, at Wilkesboro during the
Mr. and Mrs. Preesley R
Church and children visited Mrs
Church's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Benge Sunday.
Mi.ss Annie Wiaters, of Lenoir
is spending tht? week with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wat
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Deln. of
Millers Creek, visited Mrs. Deln’s
parents, Mr. and Mn=. J. L
Waters, and other relatives in
this community Sunday.
Mrs. Margarert Mlkeal and h’m
lly, who formerly lived near the
Wade Harris Bridge, have moved
to a location near Cricket, wher-
her son, Mr. Taft Mlkeal, former
Mr. Carlle Cnrnet*. who held r
position In Baltimore, Md..
home for a visit with his folks
. HERE AGAIN
Just in case you hadn’t noticed
It, this column (not Its writer)
has been on vacation, and is mak
ing its appearance again at (un)
popular demand. ,
One good friend told us a tew
days ago: ‘T look for your col
umn first thing when I get the
paper. I enjoy it SO much.''
That naturally made us feel good,
a bit swelled up. If you please.
But then she ruined it all. In
stead of letting good enough
alone, she wet on to say, "I read
your column in every issue.”
Tnat would have been a com
pliment. if the column had ap
peared In every issue. But at
the same time she said that, we
knew that the column nad not
been in every issue lately, maybe
not more than half. Her last
statement made us wonder if she
had ever read one of them.
ON PARTY LINES
The telephone rang a long ring
which might be mistaken for an
Imitation of the Morse code.
In a home on that party line a
girl sat in a chair, trying to reed
a true story magazine, or some
That continual ringing of the
phone bothered her plenty. Sh“
couldn't read very well with all
that sporadic noise. It was not
the ring of her number, but she
wanted the person to answer or
the person doing the ring
ing to quit.
Finally, she decided to put a
stop to it.
She went to. the phone, picked
up the receiver, and without pre
liminary remarks said into the
“'Sorry, hut Mr. is asleep.
If it should have been the per
son's boss calling, it would be in
teresting to know what was said
when they met.
crop loan, ao he, says, and the
FSA'experts outlined a^ plan of
farming, which he deterinlned to
He carried out the plan but his
loan did not get through.
One Item in the plan was the
planting a big cane patch.
Now he has the cane but can't
get It made into molassee.
He cna’t get anybody to haul
r—good cane, enough to make a
hundred gallons of molasses. He
didn’t get any loan and could
not buy the wagon, etc., on which
to haul the cane to a mill.
was so .disg^^d
that he gave his cane crop
1^1 trucker for ten galloDs^j
He said he might have made a
better deal, but he wanted It to
cost him so doggone much that
he would know better than to lis
ten to all the advice given hln»
from now on.
Next time, he says, that any
person ‘tells him to plant cane he
b going to do his best to plant,
the one doing the advising.
-BUY War bonds—
The ininiital)le George R. John
son, of the Dellaptene communi
ty, ie disgusted with advice and
the inability (o get the means to
carry out advice.
Last year he applied for a FSA
SURE MAKES ’EM GROW!
FARMERS ARE INVITED TO SEE OUR
LIVE CALF DISPLAY
at our warehouse on Forester Avenue,
being fed . . .
This calf i.s
Purina Calf Startena
and you can almost SEE HER GROW! You, too, can
raise better calves, make more money by feeding Pu-
riina Calf Startena.
We Sell It . . . and Other Purina Products For
LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY
Hayes Hardware Co.
“The Store With the Checkerboard Front”
-BUY WAR BONDS—
YOUR FAMILY NEEDS
KINDS OF FOOD
FOR A HEALTHFUL DIET
A properly fed nation is a strong notion. Good health re
quires 0 regular diet of six foods;—(!)• Meots, Fish, or
Poultry; (2) Dairy Products; (3) Eggs; 14) Fruits; (5)
Vegetables; '6) Whole Groin Ce-eols All except cereals
need proper refrigeration to prevent loss of vitamins and
to rduce food waste and spoilage. By protecting perishoble
foods, you not only help mointoin tomily heolth, out also
help conserve the Nation's food supply.
HOW TO GET THE MOST EFFICIENT USE FROM
YOUR ELECTRIC REFRIGERATOR
Do not place hot foods in your
■ refrigerator. Let them cool first.
I Don’t open the refrigerator door
'• oftener than is absolutely neces
Dcm’t leave the door open while
carrying foods to other places.
Defrost frequenUy . After one-
fourth Inch of ice accumulates on
your refrigerator, its efficiency
Speed up defrosting by placing hot
water m the trays. After the ac
cumulated iCe is remc-ved. change
the hot water to cold water
Keep the refrigerator at normal
temperature recommended by the
m.anufacturer Too low a temper
ature Is not necessary and may be
Organize your shelves for con
venience. but don’t put in a single
bowl or Jar unnecessarily
And remember, the most impor
tant part in saving leftovers is in
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