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Journal - Patriot
INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS
Published Mondays and Thursdays at
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
JULJUS-C. HUBBARD—MRS. ■ D. J. CARTER
1938—DANIEL J. CARTER—IMS
One Year $2.00
(la Wilkes and Adjoining Counties)
One Year $3.00
(Outside Wilkes and Adjoining Counties)
Rates to Those in Service:
Ope Year (anywhere) $2.00
Entered at the poatofflce at North Wilkes
boro, North Carolina, aa Second-Class matter
under Act of March 4, 1879.
Thursday, June 9, 1949
Wilkes Rood Bond
In the special bond issue election held
Saturday people of Wilkes county more
than eight thousand strong voted for the
state road and school bond issues. The
majority in Wilkes for the road bond is
sue was the largest cast in the state of
North Carolina. Naturally, Wilkes cast a
similarly large vote for school bonds.
By their votes at the polls the people
said in no uncertain terms that they want
ed better roads and better schools. They
agreed with Governor Scott that the state
of North Carolina should be something a
The citizenry of rural counties are
deeply disappointed over the action of
their city neighbors in voting against
the proposed bonds to get them out of thd
Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro
and other cities built up mainly by the
rural areas of North Carolina voted a
gainst getting the farmers out of the mud.
These same cities have drawn from the
rural areas for their population and for
much of their commerce and trade. But
the people of these same cities, as Gov
ernor Scott sajd, had "rather skin than
be skunt." They turned a deaf ear to the
people who cried out for better roads and
But let us not forget that the numer
ous thousands of people on mud and dust
roads in North Carolina helped pay for the
fine highways around these same cities.
TJ»y have paid the same rates of gasoline
and license taxes as those who lived be
side the ribbons of pavement,-* but they
haven't had passable roads.
The bond issue proposal was an oppor
tunity for the city people to help those in
the country, to help the people who in
large measure had been furnishing them
with resources for a livelihood. But the
city people turned a deaf ear and made a
serious mistake in so doing.
However, the rural people of North
Carolina, and those in small towns, made
sure by a preponderant and decisive vote
that they would have roads, and these rur
al people were joined in some measure
by socially minded people in cities who
realized a just and honest debt they owed
to those without roads.
What is good for one part of North
Carolina is good for the whole. The city
of Charlotte could not be the metropolis
it has become had it not been for feeder
roads into this and other sections. The
city of Winston-Salem has profited in
great measure from the trade of north
western North Carolina counties. But we
are disappointed, and with justification,
that so many people in those cities voted
against something which would - really
help the people who have been doing so
much for them.
The cleavage between urban and rural
people, which necessarily will develop to
some extent because of the bond issue
election results, is not going to do any
body any good, and the rural dweller will
not readily forget that the city people
tried to defeat something to help him get
out of the mud, and in many instances
tried to defeat a measure designed to give
his children a better opportunity for ob
taining an education.
Roads and schools in this age are close
ly associated. More than 500 miles of
roads in Wilkes county are used for school
buses. One proposition was to vote on
state aid for school buildings; the other
for roads on which school buses operate.
We sincerely hope that Governor Scott
will take full notice of the progressive ac
tion of Wilkes people in rolling up the larg
est majority in the state for his bond is
sue proposal. The majority in Wilkes
more than offset the big majority cast in
Forsyth county against road bonds, and
this county, we are glad to state, had a
big part in putting over this milestone in
North Carolina's march of progress.
The Greensboro Daily News, The Win
ston-Salem Journal, and the Baleigh News
i and Observer supported both bond issue
proposals. The Charlotte Observer oppos
ed the road bond issue. Following is some
i post-election comment from the Green£
bo*> Daily News:
"While the outcome of Saturday's bond
election, with victory for both the road
and school causes, is a great personal tri
umph for Governor Scott, who spearhead
ed the bond campaign and took it to every
nook and corner of North Carolina, ft was
far more than that in its attestation of
North Carolinians' faith and belief in the
future of their state and their readiness
to go forward despite full realisation of
the heavy obligation entailed and the ad
ditional cent gasoline tax which they were
simultaneously voting upon themselves. .
"Realistically and directly the* outcome
represented the poorer counties and areas,
the 'little people,' voting against the richer
and the bigger, those who have the worst
roads and the poorer schools voting for
better. Along with them went a sizable
segment of the state's more liberal and
socially conscious citizens in the cities and
richer counties, cognizant of the fact that
what is good for any part or segment of
the state is good for all and that North
Carolina is definitely committed to a
state-wide school and road program
which can be adequately supported and
under which equality can be attained only
through proportionate paying by those
more able to pay, be they individuals, ci
ties or counties."
fe \ f? *
By Re?. Herbert
Spaugh, D. D.
Why is it that many men and women
continue to play with fire, after they have
learned that it burns. Children often do
the same, but usually learn as they come
to maturity. When adults continue such
practices, it is the result of emotional,
mental and spiritual immaturity.
A correspondent is puzzled and troubl
ed because her husband persists in wrong
doing in this manner. He commits a
wrong, gets down on his knees and prays
for forgiveness, then gets up and in a
short time does it again.
As for the husband, I would say that
he is heading for serious trouble. The Bible
tells us that a true Christian does not
"practice" sin. 'Whosoever is born of
God doth not commit sin." The Greek
word used here for "commit" means
"practice." It means that the Christian
believer does not continue to commit the
same sjn over and over again. If he doe$,
he soon cuts himself off from the power
The Apostle Peter had a rather bad rec
ord during the years of his discipleship
before the crucifixion of his Lord. But we
read of none of this after Pentecost and
the coming' of the Holy Spirit into his life.
He was a changed and transformed man.
He who allows himself to be repeatedly
tempted to commit the same sin is head
ed for some severe lessons of correction.
Almighty God deals kindly but justly with
His children. The Epistle to the Hebrews
has much to say about the "chastening"
of the Lord, and how it is done for our
benefit. When we accept the first "chas
tenings" dutifully, in true repentance, we
grow spiritually in knowledge and power,
and avoid the necessity of having to re
ceive more severe ones. Many a man or
woman upon a hospital bed has had time
to reflect upon those causes which brought
him there, establish new communion with
his Lord, and a fuller program of righteous
There are those who persistently ignore
the lighter corrections of the Almighty,
and have to be beaten to their knees by
some severe blow. Fortunate is he who
has learned to accept gratefully the chas
tenings of the Almighty at corrective
measures for his own good.
22 Are Killed
In PlnRe Crash
Athens, June 6.—The Greek
airline TAE announced tonight
18 passengers and a crew of four
were killed in the crash of a
Dakota passenger plane about 17
miles north of here. TAE said
sabotage was suspected.
The TAE plane was overdue
here on a flight from Kavalla.
The first news that it had crash
ed came from police at Malakasa,
17 miles north of the Greek cap
ital. They said the plane caught
Are In the air and crashed. ,
Kavalla is 210 miles northeast
of ^.thens. The fplane had left
Kavalla at *6:20 p. m. and had
been due in Athens at 7 p. m.
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