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One Year „..l $1.60
Hoaths .... ...li 76
Months 60 '
Out of the State $2.00 per Year
Entered at the post office at North Wilkes-
boro. North Carolisa, as second-class matter
nader Act of MarA 4, 1879.
MONDAY, AUG. 16th, 1943 ^
Statistics Don’t Tell All
It is irritating to farmers to be informed
by statisticians that agriculture is making
a financial killing out of the war. If the
statisticians would leave the city long
enough to take a look at the way a farmer
must try to operate under present condi
tions, they would go back and toss their
statistics out of the window.
For example, a lot of ballyhoo has been
published about the “flood” of men going
back to the farms. One dairy farm was re
cently subjected to the flood;—at seventy-
five cents an hour per man. Two men, one
a civil e igineer professing to help the
farmer i\ a pinch during harvest time, the,
other an ex-stevedore looking for easy
money, went into the field to load hay. At
the day’s end they had arrived at the barn
with one load. Two other loads had bee;i
dumped by the wayside, one through the
front door of a grocery store. They were
paid off. Net result: Twelve dollars in la
bor costs for a couple of tons of hay.
This is merely a sample. But it shows
why the country is going to go hungry if
the pencil pushers that make the rules
don’t quit writing fairy tales.
An Alarming^ Situation
That some labor leaders are looking to
the future, is indicated in the statement ot
Dell E. Nicherson, executive secretary of
the Oregon State Federation of Labor,-
when he told the 41st annual convention
of that organization that the increase in
governmental control of labor, as well as
business, “is an alarming situation.”
“Governmental interference,” said Mr.
Nickerson, “even when apparently intend
ed to protect the rights or interests oi one
element of industry, may be the beginning
of a program which eventually will estab
lish controls that can destroy voluntary re
lations between labor and management.
“The National Labor Relations Act, like
other previous laws, was hailed as labor s
Magna Charta. And like other laws of
that nature, notably the Clayton amend
ment to the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, has
proved a boomerang ...
“Control of affairs has been passing
gradually into the hands of the govern
ment Almost imperceptibly, and at times
with 'labor’s consent or at labor’s request,
the rights of labor or employers have been
subjected to government orders.”
Labor has set a dangerou.s precedent in
its handling of the coal strike situation It
will be a sorry day for the workman if the
labor' bosses succeed in permanent nati
onalization of the coal mines.
Mr Nickerson sounds a timely warning.
Labor can deal with an employer But if
labor will look around the world to na
tions where government has become su
preme and where private enterprise has
been destroyed, it will see that unions have
been destroyed, bargaining power is un-
heard of. and the workman is a- slave.
Our Re*ervoir of Brains
small army of war workers, of
' whose existence we are more or less vagu-
Tiv aware, is the group of American scien-
who have worked tirelessly to over-
of critical aod strategic
”“^”uccessfully have they executed their
tlfto it has recently, that
-r gjjch materials had been m-
C?^d to such an extent t^t no matter
f^nn^the war lasted, the United Na-
and^toeral experts are
of.|t»terial8 and prov-
^^f^ore IWrehensive than
■iSce,’* the WPS said in an announcement,!
broken such potenttAl bdttlehecks'M
tte shortage of qaartz cry^A^ &
, rtepped up alajninuni pro4notion^ , t
they hive made possible.;qnormous quan
tities of magneiuum tM. ^®'
related aidivitles have' reisu^d in'dM’
.iperately needed increases in ^^ther critical
materials and metals, including c^bppqr,
chrome, manganese, and rubber.”
These men have had the facilities and
training of industry’s largest research .de
partments behind them. -For American in
dustry, always searcWng for new ideas,',
realizes the stark necessity for inveritiv^
ness now. It is that spirit of scientific
pioneering which gave us the world s
pioneermg wmtu k«»»c NewspapSmen tliMa day# often
highest standard of living that now backs have toikeep geci-eta. And-we irty,
up our scientists in the nation’s interests.
One-Man Medical System
A bill recently introduced in the Senate
to radically broaden social security legisla
tion would, among other things, set up a
socialized medical system that would ulti
mately destroy the independence of medi
cal men, the present high standards of the
medical profession; together with a medi
cal system which has added more in a few
decades to the health of the human race
than centuries of medical development in
The new system that is proposed would
place in the hands of one man, the Sur
geon General of the Public Health Service,
the responsibility of administering free of
charge to the medical needs of more than
one hundred and ten million people. He
would have at his disposal, to be used as
his judgment dictated, approximately $3,-
000,000,000 to be collected annually from
It is estimated that, at the present time,
there are in the United States, available
for civilian practice, 120,000 effective
physicians. With $3,000,000,000. the Sur
geon General could, after allocating 20 per
cent for administration costs, hire every
physician in the United States at an aver
age salary of $5,000 a year; buy everj'
available bed in every nongovernment-
owned 'hospital 365 days each year at $-5
per day; pay $2.50 per day for each and
every government-owned hospital bed 365
days in the year, and still have left for
drugs and medicines, $168,565,887.50.
It does not seem possible that free
American citizens want a one-man medi
cal system and more than they want a one-
pity the poor BewB|»^r jraaiAn.
who gets in on a gpo^snC
has to keep It. “ ''
» LIFE’S BEHER WAY 6
WALTER E. ISENHOUR
Hiddenite, N. C.
The great masses of our fellowmen are
going in the wrong direction as they jour
ney through life,
gretted and deeply deplored. We know
when men go through life in the wrong di
fame and earthly glory; those who are
making vast sums of money; those who are The young Negro recruit was Carolina made out to him
ich; those who art very influential! those
who are leade^rs and educators, and even motives.
A«aiil«Bt Cotu^ Agoit
Now to tlme% gert the lajfe'
riady for ttie comttft
^Ipcka oiLsulletB aj^f
rh^njiittg to lay a lew eggs and
shonta put Ih the laying hotlsea In
few w^ke. If |hey are
insferyea to., pemanfnt
rj^arteriplii^re they. cdina r teto
hilt firodti^'Uon, there la danger of
Tm WinlfTfl seaaffiDLfor Wllkea
connty witt begin nntll Octo-
l ‘ y«»r, jtdcordlnf to a
ruling hy divisloa of ganfe aad
inlat^^^^^lheribs dt the N. ’ip. Do-
partin«ii of COBSWvaAlofi'^ De-
veloptBeni. The ra#on tWrf year
to from Oct. 1 gatll lap. I,. In
preyklhe years If: Ium- opened on
Seiit. |. Th^^g'limit Is to bf'
Cd>en8^'date, la ndditlon.
niil producuon, there la danger of .
throwltn^ them Into a molt
Newspaper edttorg, inclading
US, were Informed that President
Roosevelt was on a trip many
days before the public knew he
was In North Africa,
Early last week we learned
that Governor Broughton was go
ing to be in North Wllkeeboro
Friday, but the Governor’s visit
,was to be informal and there was
to be no publicity.
Governor Broughton, having
read our articles In The Food For
Freedom edition about Goble
Dairy Products company ? and
Champion Poultry Farm, wanted
to see first hand if there was any
truth about those yarns. He came
to Wilkes Friday to see things,
and not to be beselged with
That the governor was coming
would have been a nice news
story to put out Monday or
Thursday, or an Interesting sub
ject to gossip about, hut it would
have ruined His Excellency's visit
to Wilkes, and we didn’t want to
The reporter who wrote that
news story about the "Wild West’’
show at Millers Creek in last
Thursday’s Journal-Patriot did i
The reporter left out some of
what would have been the most
The reporter failed to say that
the one in all the crowd scared
the least was Pierce, who was
supposed to be about to get shot.
When Glenn Pierce, whom Sgt.
Carlyle Ingle was trying to ar
rest. dared Sgt. Ingle to shoot,
the officer aimed the gun direct
ly at Pierce and told him to drop
his knife at be W|Oull shoot.
Then practically all of the large
crowd which had gathered for the
impromptu show took shelter.
They ran in every direction. They
wanted to get out of sight. We
don’t think it would be exaggerat
ing to say that some of them yell
ed “bloody murder” or other such
hair raising yells.
About the only ones not soared
were Sgt. Ingle, who was threat
ened with a knife, and Pierce,
who was looking Into the business
they are moted. . ,
It the house does not have a
wood or conorete floor, one shonid
be installed. The house should
be thoronghly cleaned and disin
fected. Feed troughs and water
fountelns shonid be thoroughly
washed, dialnfected, and*' then al
lowed-to dry in the sun.
Make eny needed repairs to.
honses and equipment.
Thoronghly clean dropping
boards, roost, poles, and nest. Af
ter these fixtures are thoroughly
cleaned they should be treated to
prevent mites. Carbolineum is
one of the best products for this
purpose. Usually one treatment
of carbolineum will keep down
mites for a year. This product is
Inexpensive and .piay be diluted
with kerosene or used motor oil.
' Usually carbolineum mey be
purchased from a hatchery or
Cut Hay Early
For Best Quality
The best time to cut hay Is just
as the plants approach full bloom
because good hay should be leafy
and green In color, says Exten
sion agronomists at N. C. State
They point out that as tha
plants mature, they lose more and
more of their protein, vitamins,
and minerals. The leaves begin
to shed off of the plants, the
stems become hard, and the hay
becomes inedible. Much of the
so-called hay in North Carolina is
nothing but a mixture of ripe
seeds and straw.
The agronomists suggest that
the hay be cured so as to preserve
the leaves, which contain most of
the nutrients, and also the green
color of the hay. Damage from
dew and rain and also from mold
should be avoided in so far as pos
They also suggest that hay
should not be left on the ground
very long after cutting but raked
into small windrows as the leaves
begin to wilt. The leaves are the
first part of the plant to dry out
after cutting. They may become
so brittle as to shatter off in or
dinary handling, while the stems
are still green. As long as the
leaves are kept alive, they help to
cure the stems by drawing the
moisture out of them and this is
the reason for putting the hay In-
7' ■ .. , .
Ofllen Liwted Naxt Sb«r to
A^» 'WaUu^, J0qld%ell. Bnrke
and some oU^r.^stenl.countlto.
^ Eim has annoadoM^fa^Sier ze-
steletions on the eonktnnption of,
‘ ' '5,
May Be Purchased
11 l«AJI Sfc
5^ T. H. WILLIAMS* Mgr.
GOOD USED CARS, WDCKS
; " AND TRACTORS
i Easy Terms
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Will Pey Cash for Late Mo^
Wrecked Cars and Tracks
IQectric and Acetylene Welding
SRd of sun. . , , windrow?
And the steryV The agronomists say that'the
of other Information. The ^ L ^ should be put into windrows
didn’t ten where Pierce got ^ ^^ight
r direction as tney jour- Hquor. name of the brand. : Lu„ghjne under ordinary condi-
This is indeed to be re- ?nd where he got enough “ ,;vhere there are heavy
to buy liquor 'crops, the windows should he
That story was no half «>mP>«te.
And don’t askNus noon. The side delivery rake and
And the story shou ^ tedder are excellent imple
sn.egested that Pierce be sent curing heavy hay crops
fight Japs and that he be armed . me,.-s tor curing n
Every human a real knife, one of the hole | v
type knives like the Philippine J-Jg Qllly Wanted q>OUU
Not Fee of $2,000,600
rectiori they shall land at the wrong desti- And the hay' tedder are excellent imple-
nation. Common sonae and reason tells '“'“.‘.t'S ErL be -mS
US so; the Bible tells ns so
being who is living in sin, serving the de ..
vil and bound by his tyrannical .power, is ““ ®
absolutely going in the wrong direction. It tragf>DIE.^
is true that there are those who are highly - j ^ tightly pressed
J ney aai on tue H. Hoyle Smathers, a Charlotte
is true that there are those who are highly tightly pressed lawyer, while opening his mall the
educated among this number; those who ^-ijg n^an gave the signal. other d«y silt open an ^envelope,
have climbed to high positions, even to And the bulldog did the rest! *
ANfyi’HER SEXTRV T.4LE- ^
The young Negro recruit was carolin
other dey silt open an envelope
looked again and gasped.
He held In his hand a cashier's
bank In western
Negro Guard (scenting a joke)
,—^Glad to meet yon. Moses. -Ad
vance end give the Ten Command
Of all the woes midst which we
One of the worst is this 'un;
Most everybody wants to trlk.
But nobody wants to listen.
BUY MORE WA^ BONDS
mighty rulers, as well as the msases who one night while he was
never fill any place but the commonplace, Z Srknes" ^
Why do men not stop and take reckon- Negro Guard—Who goes dere?
ing of their direction? The sailor on the
sea knows his direction; he knowff-the way
he is traveling, and the place to which he "
is headed. The same is true of the pilot
who rides in an air plane. He has his di
rection and he keeps true to it. The same
is likewise true of the traveler on larfd, un
less he by chance is lost.. Why should it
not be equally as true of eveEjf>«oul who is
journeying through life toiyard eternity,
and into eternity? It ought to be. O yes
indeed, IT OUGHT TO BE! This is the
most vitally important jhurney any human
ever made. We make it but once. We
cannot retrace our steps and travel the
road of life again. ; ’
Dear soul, what, direction are you travel
ing? Stop, think, look! Are you'going
right or wrong? Don’t think because you
are going with the masses that you are go
ing in the right direction. The masses
have never traveled heavenward, .but hell-
ward. It has always been the minority thal
have traveled in the right direction, 'Thi
is the narrow road heavenward. The ma
jority travel the broad roa^ Kellward. Who
are you traveling wftKj Whifeh waF-Irc
you going bon^ be" consfde^te,
Watch your feectim.
After a moment’s thought
Smathers regretfully concluded
that A clerical or mechanical er
ror had been made In the bank.
That check came from a man who
owed him 1600.
So the ckeck was sent on Its
way back to the western North
Carolina town with a request that
the surplus $2,000,000 be re
moved and a check for $600 be
sent In its stead.
BUY MORE WAR BONDS
TOO MANY PLUGS MAY
FINISH A TIRE
An electric fuse is a safety valve. When
you overload o circuit, you place too
much load on. the fuse and-it blows out,
thus preventing more serious trouble.
You’ll save time, trouble and o service
coll if you’re careful not to use too rriony
opplionces at once. ‘
And you’ll save tires which ore r-
badly to serve war industries.
Learn how to replace o fuse.- It may
save o coll—and o tire!
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