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INDraPravFDKNT IN POLITICS
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Four Months - — .60
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norier Act of Msrdli A 18T9.
THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 1942
Plan For Safety
Christmas 1942—peace on earth good
will toward men — far-flung battlefiMBs
bursting bombs, hospital ships, men dying
in far-off places—and still a season of op
portunity to help others and “the least that
we can do”—to save limb and life on the
streets and highways of North Carolina.
The immediate holiday season of 1941.
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the
day after Christmas fell far short of being
a white season of happiness for many
North Carolina families. Death stealthily
moving among holiday crowds took a trag
ic toll of 17 Tar Heels lives on these days,
persons unnecessarily slaughtered on the
streets and highways of the stats by motor
“This year the slaughter will not be as
heavy, but never has ths danger been
greater and the need for precaution more
urgent,’ said Ronald Hocutt, Highway
Safety Director today in bringing to the
attention of the public the lurking dangers
kidden in traffic during the Christmas sea-
“Dim-outs, dangerously worn tires, ef
fect of war hysteria on drivers and holi
day traffic congestion are heavy contribut
ing factors to the traffic powder keg,” said
The Safety Director reiterated previojtf
pleas for the conservation of man
and material resources through the pre
vention of death and destruction on the
highway. “Never was the opportunity for
public safety education more urgent and
necesss .*y,” said Mr. Hocutt. Conserva
tion of human resources means not only
the saving of adult lives, but those also of
children, from the tots in the primary
grades, to the young manhood and woman
hood in the high schools.
“This opportunity to save lives through
education is given weight by the fact that
during 1941 and this year to date approxi
mately 35 per cent, or a little more than
one in three of all the drivers involved in
fatal accidents in the state have been in
the age group 24 years and under,” said
Mr. Hocutt. “This group of young keen
minds who are unfortunately contributing
so many fatal accidents to the motor vehi
cle death rate can be readily reached
through the classrooms and colleges of the
“With war .swirling around the heads of
the nation’s population, .saving of life on
-^he highways is no longer a job that can be
attended to tomorrow. Lives unnecessari
ly snuffed out today cannot be replaced.
Elvery crash on the high\yay now is a direct
stab at the resources, human and material,
of a nation bending every effort to defeat
a common foe.
“With one clean stroke North Carolina’s
thousands of automobile drivers can assure
a White Christmas for themselves, their
families and friends, plus an invaluable
contribution to the winning of the war
through the simple precautions of safety on
the streets and highways,” concluded Mr.
Chaplain John O. Lindquist, Chief of
Chaplain Branch, headquarters. Fourth
Service Command, Atlanta, Ga., is now-
ready to pass the ammunition, carloads of
Only this time it’s spiritual ammunition,
with the arrival of more than a quarter of
a million copies of Scriptures at the Ordn
ance warehouse, to be distributed to mem
bers of the armed forces in the southeast.
This is the first time that the govern
ment has ever engaged in such a project,
Bibles for more than a century being dis
tributed to the armed forces through the
churches, individuals, Gideons, American
Bible Society, and similar other'dtrtrildtf
The new scriptures are prepared for the
three major faiths, Protestant, Catholic
and Jewish, and are uniformly bound in
khaki, bearing the sealt>f the War Office,
and the legend, “Presented by the Army
of the United States” on the front cover.
On the front flyleaf is a message from the
President commending the use of the
The volumes are pocket-sized to accom
pany the soldier into the battle field, and
they wiU be presented upon request to
each officer and enlisted man.
When the Chief of Chaplains made a
token presentation to each representative
of the three major faiths, he pointed out
that the Scriptures were being issued in
this manner to demonstrate the attitude of
the Government toward the Scriptures and
the Chaplains’ work, and the importance
of going into battle with more than just
physical strength and military power.
Gather Scrap Now
We cannot overemphasize the impor
tance of continued efforts to collect and
get to scrap dealers all the scrap metal in
the territory reached by this newspaper.
On Tuesday a high army official stated
that America is producing at the present
time only half as much munitions as the
armed forces need.
This means that as production increases
toward the desired rate manufacturers
must have still greater quantities of scrap.
This in turn means that the people of
America must get busy now and build the
stockpiles of metal to the point where the
supply will be ample for all the steel mills.
The time is drawing near when drastic
action must be taken by the government if
the people do not get busy and bring in
the scrap metal. The government has
plans should voluntary action fail.
Many farmers still have remnants of old
farm implements about -their premises.
There remain yet many old automobile
wrecks littered about the countrysides.
Tons and tons of scrap have not been
Why wait longer to perform this pa
■‘TtliTT.TIgVH! IT OR NOT*
“Believe It or not,’’ but this
ne'mpaper Monday carried an au
tomobile tire advertisement.
Looked like old times to see a
tire merchant advertlslnK tires.
We had thougiht that maybe If
and -when we ever got a vacation
that we would go to Akron, Ohio,
to see a new tire, having heard
there was one in the city. ’ No#,
and that is good news for the
boss, we can see one here in town
without a lengthy vacation.
Wilkes Tire Store put in the hlg
tire ad Monday, and we under
stand that other tire dealers are
stocking up tires to SELL!
All of which goes to show that
you oan’t keep America down, or
keep us still. One short year af
ter the Japs cut off our supply of
natural rubber, we begin selling
and buying NEW TIRES!
Incidentally, we had better
state here that you can’t buy a
tire without a certificate from the
rationing - board, but Uncle Sam
has assured us that our autos will
keep rolling for essential use,
provided we behave in keeping
speed to not over 36 m. p. h., and
provided we do not waste rubber
and gasoline in pleasure and un
necessary driving. Aftother pro
vision is that we do not wear
present tires beyond recapping
A man from the hills walked
Into a local store where a "soot”
suit was on display. He looked
long at the hat and asked, "Where
is the holes?”
"What holes?’ the clerk asked
"Holes for th% ears of a jack
ass who would wear a hat like
Restrictions of the production of safety
razors, razor blades and straight razors
will have upwards of 800 tons of high-
a. V ,
A PHYSICIAN SPEAKS HIS MIND
The following letter, written by a prac
ticing physician, appeared in the Louisville
Times, October 29.
No one is in a better position to realize
the importance of the pharmacist in his
professional capacity than a physician;
and Dr. Walker demonstrates this vigor
To the Ekiitor of The Louisville Times:
I am surprised and chagrined to learn
that regular-trained and licensed phar
macists are being inducted into the armed
services as privates. By any .standard this
is a national disgrace, since these people
are required to attend pharmaceutical col
lege for four years, plus two years appren
ticeship, before being permitted to take a
license examination. I further understand
that some of these highly qualified men are
now doing ordinary fatigue duty, such as
ditch digging, etc., in the army.
I have known for years that our enlist
ed men’s lives have been jeopardized by a
system as follows: No qualified man on
board our ships; drugs listed under num
bers: 1, for temperature, 2, for pain, etc.;
with no one in authority or capable of ad
ministering them, the result being needle.ss
loss of lives. If the public realized the ex
tent to which our service men’s lives have
been jeopardized by this negligence the
condition would be rectified immediately.
Our men in the service should have the
same scholarly care and diligence giv
en to the man in the street. As a phy
sician I depend upon my pharmacists to
correct any mistakes 1 may make, criticize
my prescriptions from the standpoint of
incompatibility, dosage, etc. It requires
knowledge resulting from long practice
and skill in compounding. Elvery Army,
Navy and Marine physician should so de
pend on his pharmacist. It is a disgrace to
utilize a skilled and capable pharmacist in
any other capacity, and he should have the
necessary authority to criticize and a mini
mum commission of first lieutenant.
In the last analysis, the health of the
public and the men in the armed services
depends upon the care, skill and eternal
vigilance of the pharmacist.
C. B. WALKER, M. D.
By DWIGHT NIGHOLS, ct aL
Oar Mhool to progrening nice
ly wUh a splendid attendance. We
consider the children and tecnlty
very .fortunate In having a hot
lunch each day, well prepared by
grand cooks. We are Indeed
prond of our lunch room and feel
like a well-balanced lunch means
better health for all the children.
Misses. Lucille McGee and Kate
Huffman spent the week-end In
Winston-Salem visiting their sis
ters, Misses Moselle McGee and
Maxine Huffman, who are at
tending business college there.
A marriage of much interest to
There is always a erase for
screwey definitions during war
time. Just In case you are in
terested, here are some we picked
up by the exchange route:
That which you learn yourself.
That which others teach you.
Necking without the nectar.
The language of top sergeants.
A body that keeps minutes and
What an editor does between
conferences, board meetings, civic
luncheons, phone calls, visitors
That wonderful mental train
ing which always recalls what you
want to forget and Is certain to
forget the things you should re
A gossip who likes to indulge in
hearsay” sex sin.
A period in which both sides in
dulge in alplomacy while one side
prepares for war.
A place where you pay your
money to get your ration card
A form of resignation and de
feat which'we bolster our morale
with by calling it a virtue.
An agreement in writing hy two
honorable people who use this
method to keep the other honor-
thelr many friends, took place re
cently In Tork, S. C„ when Miss
Ruby Wellborn and Mr. Warren
WalSh were ttnlted In marriage.
Mrs. Walsh to the danghter Mr.
and Mrs. Jhrdon Wellbhili end
Mr. Wntoh to a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jene Walsh of Goshen com
munity. At prM*nt they are
making their home with the
bride's parents nnd Mrs. Walsh Is
continuing going to school, being
a senior In Mt. Pleasant high
school. We extend to them best
wishes and hope they have a hap
py wedded life..
Mr. hhd Mrs. .Bltoha McNeil and
little dAngttter, June, an4' Mrs.
OcUvta IfeNell #ere gnesto in the
hom^ of Mr. and Nrs. Bdd Hall
Mr. Ifei Clrarch #111 be induct
ed Into the army the 13th of this
month. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. P. 0. Church of this com
Miss Inez Harris and brother,
Alton, and Master Mackie Foster
spent Saturday night with Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Church of North
Miss Vivian EHler, daughter' of
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Eller, and Mr.
Dewey Lackey of Moravian Falls,
were married last SSturdSy.
Their many friends wish them a
long and happy married life.
Mr. Brace Blackburn, who has
completed a course in Charlotte,
has been ependlng a few days
Bridgeport, Conn.—The arrest
of Baroness Hilla von Ehrenweis-
sen Rebay was ahnonneed after
Federal agents and OPA offlctals
found 1,400 pounds of sugar, -600
pounds of coffee and a 'luantity of
purported Nazi propaganda and
letters at her suburban estate.
She was taken to Boston, pend
ing an Inveetigatlon Into her
status as a German alien.
• tGiiester*JJo,wles,r- State .OP.^ dl-
wlth his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Levi Blackburn befmre going to
Portsmouth, Va„ where he will
work on defense work.
Mrs. Archie FlUrchlias and
liltio dkn«ht»r, Viriitila, Mrs. Hal
ChhiM a&d Mr. Fivl FUrchilMi
motored to Boone, Snhday.
hoaia, will k#
In the wheiwidi
The rationed goods was te
In k loft over the Bnrmess’
age. She came here from
Tork city In 1988.
BUY MORE WAR BONDS'
frf BO—W cAt
CrnooadMea rriteves proou^
ht to the sesft a tbe
€it 2d tiieheB, 58 tMdiai or St IMms
No. 1 $40.00
No. 3 $10.00
HICKORY FIBRE CO.
Saw Mills, N. C.
Spangler Is New
Chairman Of the
St. Louis. — The Republlcpn
national committee in a sudden
harmony splurge, last nlgi * elect
ed as its chairman Harrison E.
Spangler, 61-year-old C-edar Rap
ids, Iowa, lawyer, and simultane
ously reaffirmed the party’s obli
gation to assist in postwar world
Spongier succeeds Joseph W.
Martin. Jr., of Massachusetts as
Spangler, party wheelhorse and
committee-member since 1932,
was elected as a compromise can
didate. He was agreed upon by
all frctlons after a week-end of
wrangling In which Wendell L.
Wlllkle, operating from New
York, fulfilled his pledge to pre
vent the election of Werner W.
Schroeder, of Chicago, 111.
Wlllkle raid he suspected
Schroder of isolationist tendencies
and of being dominated by the
Chicago Tribune. Spangler's
election was unanimous rnd by ac
clamation after the committee
WHS forced to recess in search of
a compromise. After one hour
and 5 minutes of parleys Schroe
der, Frederick E. Baker of Seat
tle, Wesh., and Frank E. Gannett.
Rochester, N. Y. withdrew.
Mistletoe Is a parasite which
may kill Its host tree.
NOTICE TO COUNTY TAXPAYERS!
County T axes
YOU CAN DEDUCT THE AMOUNT OF THE
TAXES YOU PAY NOW FROM YOUR
INCOME TAX REPORT
Tax Payments Made This Year Would Be De-
ductihie. In Addition to That, by Paying
Your Taxes Now You Do Not Have
to Pay Any Penalty.
TAXES ARE SOMETHING THAT HAVE
TO B6 paid sooner or later AND
WHILE YOU HAVE THE MONEY. WHY
NOT PAY NOW AND TAKE ADVAN
TAGE OF THE SAVING INVOLVED?