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Entered at the poatofflce at North Wilkes
boro, North Carolina, as Seeond-dass matter
under Act of March 4, ISTt.
Monday, June 6,1949
If You Can Afford To Smoke
Speaking before the Council of the
New England State Medical Societies,
Clem Whitaker had this to say about the
medical care issue: "We have better med
ical care in this nation than in any other
nation on the face of the globe—and we
are well on the way, under our voluntary
health insurance system, to a solution of
the problem of budget-basis protection
for all who desire it.
"Certainly we don't need or want the
assembly-line medical systems of sick
Europe in healthy America. . . .
"If a man can afford to smoke, he can
afford health insurance; the cost is about
the same. If a family can afford to go to
the movies once a week, that family can
afford the finest kind of prepaid health
When it comes to costs, compulsory
government insurance would in all prob
ability be the most expensive possible
method. One authority has estimated the
ultimate expense at $10,000,000,000
year. Another believes the Federal pro
gram would necessitate a nine per cent
payroll tax—and/any worker or employer
can figure what that would mean in these
days of pyramided taxes of all kinds. In
Britain, estimates of the cost of her "free
health system have proved woefully short
of the actuality. In the light of all this—
and in the light of the remarkable growth
of the voluntary plans—what excuse can
there be for starting this country on a road
that can only end'in socialization of medi
cine? i
— o
Terrifying Crime Wave
(The Richmond News Leader)
It is a rare day now that does not find
in the papers some such monstrous crime
as that of the sex murder and attempted
incineration of a 6-year-old boy in East
Lansing, Mich. The country appears to
be subjected to a succession of the most
brutal forms of homicide, nearly all of
which indicate some mental distortion. It
is possible, of course, that the extension
of news coverage and the candor of re
porting now bring to public attention many
crimes previously passed over if not de
liberately suppressed from the news.
These cases, we suspect, represent a small
part only of the sickening addition month
after month, to the most bestial offences
the mind can conceive.
The offenders are not the exservice
men whose training in commando methods
was thought by some to represent a na
tional danger. Instances there have been,
of course, where veterans have slain men
who stole their wives or sweethearts; but
when it is remembered that there are more
than 15 million ' former servicemen of
1941-45 in the United States, many of
them still within the age groups most apt
to commit crime, we think the record will
show that the "commando complex" has
been a negligible factor in these hideous
homicides. The behavior of the veterans
has been better than average.
Some of the worst offenders appear to
be sex perverts of an age below that of
servicemen. No less alarming than the
concentration of this type of crime among
youth is the frequency with which it is
the work of boys who have been paroled
from institutions to which they have been
committed. Still another startling fact is
the affrighting increase in crime of delib
erate murder by women of all ages.
What is happening in America? Did the
savagery of the Nazis, their unimaginable
cruelty and their mass murder destroy
the restraints that had been built up in
the human soul? Has there been a wider
and deeper spread of mental disease dur
ing the war period than we have thought?
Is greed more rampant? Are we to at
tribute some of this crime to the leniency
of courts and to the loss of fear of punish
ment after death? Has the breakup of
many homes and the absence of working
mothers put into the streets children eas
ily tempted to violence of the sort they
see in the movies? Are firearms too eas
ily accessible? I
To ask these questions—and many oth
ers suggest themselves—is to make it|
plain, we think, that the circumstances
call for a study at the highest level by the
best qualified authority. We accordingly
ask Mr. Truman to give consideration to
the crisis and to name a presidential com
mission to investigate the new prevalence
of crime.
High Point, N. C., Route 4
I do not dwell with earthly kings,
Nor walk with princes here,
Nor own a mansion grand that brings
A lot of things that cheer;
But what is better far than this
- I'm walking with 'my Lord, *
Who fills my heart with peace and bliss
That's free from all discord.
0 bless the Lord, the King of Love,
Whose grace 'tis sweet to share;
Who watches o'er us from above
With kind and tender care;
Who keeps us by His pow'er divine
Along life's rugged road,
Is now preparing us to shine
In heaven's blest abode!
He blesses us along life's way
' And saves us from all sin;
He hears us when he kneel and pray,
And gives us grace within;
He strengthens us for ev'ry task
He gives our hands to do,
And lifts our burdens when we ask,
And always proves so true.
'Tis sweet to be a child of God—
A pilgrim for the skies—
Though some may think it seems quite odd
Because of broken ties
That bound us once to things of earth,
From which -toe now are free,
Which we esteem of little worth
Compared, to what we'll see.
If you would make of life the best
And in the end find Heaven's rest,
Don't waste your precious days of youth,
When you should build on right and truth,
By forming habits that are wrong
Because it's common with the throng,
But purpose in your inmost soul
To seek in life the highest goal.
Take Christ into your early life
That He may help you through the strife,
As man within himself is frail,
Apart from God is sure to fail;
For he must keep aloof from sin
If he would stand with those who win,
Therefore y6u need the hand Divine
To lead you all along the line.
To build a life both great and strong,
That can't be broken by the wrong,
Start well within life's early day
And guard your footsteps all the way;
Build well upon God's holy grace
And seek tb fill a worth-while place;
Be strong in will and aim and plan
If you would be a stalwart man.
Build well, and when life's storms shall
You shall not have to make retreat;
You'll stand when wrong shall meet its
And foes are hidden in the tomb;
You'll rise and greet the heav'nly sun,
And sing when all your work is done
The songs of triumph evermore
With saints and heroes gone before.
, Boston Daily Record: "Alky Fatal to
Qob." Six companions were critically ill
from the same wood alcohol the men drank
in Portsmouth, H. H.
N. C. New Plants
Top In Southeast
Raleigh, N. C.—North Caro
lina's Industrial establishments,
wltfc'a total of 5,320, Increased
by 2,162 from 1939 through
1947, the largest of any of the
southeastern states, according to
an analysis of the 1947 census
tof manufacturers made by the
Division of Commerce and In
dustry, and 'released by Paul
Kelly, assistant director of the
N. C. Department of Conservation
and Development.
Next to North Carolina in new
industries recorded is Georgia
which gained 1,698 establish
ments during the census period;
Alabama with 1,352 is third;
Virginia with 1,149 is fourth;
and Tennessee with 1,120 is fifth.
In grand total of operating in
dustries in 1947, Georgia witb
4,752 was next to North Caro
lina; Virginia with 3,643 waa
third; Tennessee with 3,345 was
fourth, and Alabama with 3,334
was fifth.
In value added by manufac
ture, North Carolina continued
to occupy the top position held
in 1939 and prior thereto. The
1947 census showed a total val
ue added by manufacture of $1,
646,000,000, a gain of $1,102,
000,000 (over 200 per cent) over
the 1544,000,000 reported in
1939. Second in volume of value
increase in manufacturing was
Georgia with $731,000,000, with
Maryland third, and Virginia
Tennessee, Alabama, and South
Carolina following In order.
North Carolina also continued
to lead the field In total num
ber of workers employed' with e
grand total of 381,000 in 1947.
Total industrial employment in
1939 was 270,000, shpwlng a
gain of 111,000 between the en
umerations. In numberical gain
in Industrial employment, Geor
gia was second with 93,000. and
Alabama and Tennesse were tied
for third place with a total gain
of -90,000 each. Maryland and
Virginia were next In line.
Cotton, Btill far in the lead a
mong textile fibers, supplied 57,4
per cent of the nation's textile
needs in 1948, compared to 58.4
per cent In 1947, 65.8 per cent
from 1940 to 1944, and 60.6 per
cent during the period 1935-39.
How Ai]e Your Floors?
Inlaid Linoleum
& Rubber Tile
Wall Linoleum
In loving memory of oar dear
sister, Ada Redmond Shumaker,
who passed away one year ago
June 6. She Is sadly missed by
her brother, Walter, and sisters,
Lona, Pearl, Blanche and Era.
Pasture and oat crops in Hjfe
county have been heavily dam
aged by recent attacks of tbe
army worms.
losing fungicidal dusts to con
trol leafspot is one of the most
profitable practices a peanut
grower can follow.
Tomlinson Building
Phone 767 i
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