The Journal - Patriot
INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS
Published Mondays and Thursdays at
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
JULIUS C. HUBBARD—MRS. D. J. CARTER
1932—DANIEL J. CARTER—1941
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ander Act of March 4, 1879.
Thursday, February 3, 1949
February 6 To 12
Boy Scout Week
Did you know that citizenship-training
can be an adventure?
Take time out during Boy Scout Week,
February 6-12, which marks the 39th
Birthday of the Boy Scouts of America,
to observe in action the theme, "Adven
ture—that's Scouting-" and see its far
reaching effects. Community service pro
jects, emergency service training, safety
education, and conservation practices—
all of these challenging activities are
undertaken by the Boy Scouts of Amer
Institutions which sponsor Boy Scout
Troops have found many advantages in
giving their boys Scouting opportunities.
It enables them to add a program of
activities, under the general auspices and
youth-centered character and citizenship
atmosphere of the institution. This tends
to strengthen the loyalties of you toward
the institution, because Scouting has been
billing to lose itself in the institution, and
thus become part of the institution. All
this brings benefits for the whole com
munity, and stimulating satisfaction for
"Boys will be boys," they say.
But we're sure you'll agree they'll be
better, friendlier, happier boys if they're
in the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America.
For 39 years, the Boy Scouts have made
an increasing contribution to a better
America through a well-planned, up-to
date program to meet boy's interests.
It's a program om adventure that ap
peals to every boy, when he knows about
it. And there's the rub.
Many a boy of 12 or over still needs to
be informed of the exciting activities of.
Scouting. Many a parent needs to discover
the values of Scouting for his boy. Many
an adult needs to find out the enjoyment
to be derived from helping boys find them
selves through Scouting. Many a civic in
stitution should look into the merits and
advantages of sponsoring a Troop of Boy
For these reasons we're taking the op
portunity—during Boy Scout Week—to
fulfill our obligation as an information
medium, by reminding you of your respon
sibility to the boys of America—the Men
V .-y j
Communists Boring '
From Jhe Inside
On the one hand we "cuss" Russia and
on the other hand we often encourage
communists within our own borders by
advocating many radical measures under
the guise of social welfare, in which we
take from those who have and give to
those who haven't.
A "People's Legislative Conference"
met in Raleigh Saturday and made up a
legislative program radical in the extreme.
According to a press release we received,
there were "Representatives of numerous
labor, negro, youth and political organi
Let's take a look at some of the propos
als advocated. An unemployment compen
sation program with minimum benefits of
$25 per week for 26 weeks is one of the
points. No one would argue too much a
gainst that. It looks good, but let us go a
little farther and see what else they want.
They would eliminate requirements that
jobless are actually seeking work in order
to draw the compensation. In other words,
these radicals who want to spend other
people's money would want to quit work
any time and get paid for it, regardless of
whether or not they were seeking work.
They would also want to draw unemploy
ment compensation while on strike. In
other words, they would like to get paid
with other people's money for deliberate
ly refusing to work.
This so-called people's conference
wbuld have an old-age benefit payment of
$100 per month regardless of need.
Such proposals look like heaven to
those who see only on the surface. But
closer study will reveal that such meas
ures are un-American, and are calculated
to takp us nearer and nearer the commun
ist state. If we continue the trend to take
from those who earn and have and give to
those who have not and who fail to earn,
it would not be necessary for Russia to go
to war with us, because Russia would al
ready have won America to communism
from within. '
The trend for more and higher income
taxes, more and higher indirect taxes, is
dangerous. Every time the percentage
of income diverted to taxes goes up we
lose just that much more of our liberty.
We are surrendering our liberty to spend
our own money. Compulsory medical in
surance is another illustration of selling
our liberty. It is proposed that the gov
ernment collect from us a vast sum in pay
roll taxes, for which we would receive 47
cents worth of medical care for every dol
lar we pay in. The remainder, 53 cents of
every dollar, would go to build up a vast
governmental bureau with a million em
1. Park the car in the driveway with
the front bumper ten feet from the nearest
edge of the pavement or traveled portion
of the highway.
By Rev. Herbert
Spaugh, D. D.
You will never be happy nursing trou
ble and cultivating bad thinking; it will
grow up into jealousy and bitterness.
Learn to forgive and forget. You can't
even get through the Lord's Prayer if you
It is almost impossible to keep bad
thoughts from coming into the mind, but
you don't need to shelter and house them.
Remember the old saying, "You can't keep
the sparrows from flying overhead, - but
you can keep them from building nests in
your hair." When bad thoughts come,
push them out of the way with good
thoughts. Be determined about it. There
are always good things to think about.
Count your blessings. If you can't do
better, think about some of the bad things
you haven't got; then be thankful.
In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is
sued a solemn warning, "Agree with your
adversary (unkind and unforgiving
thoughts, bad acts) quickly while you are
in the way with him. Lest the adversary
deliver thee to the judge and the judge
deliver thee to the officer and thou be
cast into prison (embittered life, chains of
habit) . . . Thou shalt by no means come
out thence till thou hast paid the utter
Bad thinking creates a poison in your
System which destroys happiness, endan
Dr. Stanley Jones has a fine book on
this subject, "Is the Kingdom ©£ God
Realism," in which he shows hi&W resent
ment and hate produce disease, how anx
ieties and worry breed illness, how a sense
of guilt induces ill health.
Self-centered people are unhappy peo
ple. If you want to enjoy happiness, put
God in the center of your life and put self
God planned for you to be a member^
of the Divine Family, but you have to
accept membership by an act of your Own
will. When you accept God as your Fath
er, Christ as your Saviour, the Holy Spirit1
as your guide, you are born anew into the
Divine Family. This is what the Bible calls5
the new birth. Jesus said, "Except a man
be born anew (from above) he cannot See
the Kingdom of God," while St* John
wrote, "As many as received Him, to them
gave He power to become the SOns of
Keep the eyes of your mind and heart
on God, "the giver of every good and per
fect gift." Follow His leading, and you
will walk the way of happiness, peace
Group No. 1 of First Baptist
Church Missionary Circle i a
planning to raise one hundred
dollars within the next 30 days
or more through a quilt block
project the members are sponsor
ing. The members of this mission
ary group, who are making con
tacts with different people in
the Interest of their project, ex
pect co-operation from whomever
is contacted. Be on the look out
Group meetings are held twice
monthly at 2:00 p. m. in the
homes of members on Thursdays.
First Baptist Church Grand
Beginning on Monday night,
Feb. 14 through Feb. 18, there
will be nightly services held at
the First Baptist church by min
isters and their congregations of
surrounding churches, which will
mark the week of the new
church's Grand Opening. The 3rd
Sunday following that week will
be observed as Grand Opening
Sunday which climaxes the. open
ing week of services. A full day
of worship exercises is scheduled
for that Sunday.
About a' fourth of the Negro
farm boys and girls in North Car
olina are now members of 4-H
— o ^
The U. S. has accounted for
almost one-third of the world's
apparel wool consumption for the
past six years.