The Journal - Pitriol
INDEPENDENT IN POUTICS
Published Mondays and Thursdays at
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
J0UU8 C. HUBBARD?MRS. D. J. CARTBR
19St?DANIEL J. CARTBR?1940
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Entered at the postofllce at North Wflkse
ooro. North Carolina, as Second-Class matter
mder Act of March 4, 1879.
Thursday, September 22, 1949
To Farmers' Day Success
Plans are well under way for the an
nual Farmers' Day celebration in the Wil
kesboros on October 13.
Last year the Farmers' Day celebration
was one of the most successful events
ever held in this community. The parade
was indicative of Wilkes agricultural, com
merce and industry, and was highly inter
esting. The period for band concert, con
test and prizes entertained a large throng.
The afternoon program was also well re
ceived, and everybody had a good time.
The Trade Promotion committee of the
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is expect
ing the same kind of cooperation this year
to make Farmers' Day bigger and better
than ever. It takes much preparation to
put on a parade, and the committee is ask
ing all who will participate to get much
of the work done early so that there will
not be the last minute rush that adds to
confusion and subtracts from efficiency
Many floats, special exhibits and unique
units are expected for the parade, and par
ticular emphasis will be given to entries
by farmers. The only prizes for parade en
tries will go to farmers, for their entries
of farm machinery, vehicles and equip
ment. All farmers are invited to enter
something in the parade.
By all working together, Farmers' Day
this, year can be the most enjoyable and
most successful event ever held in this
Socialism always creates far worse
problems than those it i? supposed to
solve. As an instance of this, witness Brit
ain's experience with her socialized coal
A Scripps-Howard correspondent, writ
ing from London, states that production
and profits under socialism are increasing
at a snail's pace. Britain probably will not
meet this year's coal production quota set
for her under the Marshall Plan. And the
small gains she has made have cost so
much that British coal is being priced out
of world markets.
Labor is particularly disillusioned. Mo
rale and discipline is poor, and general un
rest and absenteeism are prevalent. Wild
cat strikes cost England over a million
tons of production last year. Fewer and
fewer new workers are being recruited.
The government has spent huge sums of
money in order to put American methods
of coal production into effect, yet the out
put per man has barely reached the pre
war level, when practically all the work
was done with the pick and shovel.
By contrast, America's soft coal mines,
where private enterprise still prevails,
produce about six times as much per man
day as the nationalized British industry?
due principally to advanced mining meth
ods. The American miner earns more than
twice as much as his British counterpart,
and is the aristocrat of industrial labor
the world over.
Socialism may be an engaging theory.
But it's a horse of a very different color
in practice. It saps the vitality, the
strength, and the economic resources of
any people. The British coal mines are
just part of that tragic story.
Prepare Now For
Fire Prevention Week
During the next twenty-four hours, the
chances are that fire will take 30 lives?
and destroy $2,000,000 worth of prop
erty. And that will happen during every
ensuing day and night, if fire waste con
tinues at the present rate.
That is why public officials and civic
groups in some 10,000 communities are
now organizing in preparation for the
1949 Fire Prevention Week observance,
which will take place from October 9 to
Fire Prevention Week has been an an
nual event since 1920, when President
Wilson issued the first Presidential procla
mation authorizing it. It has only one pur
pose?to show us the simple precautions
that will prevent most fires. To achieve
that goal, thousands of experts contribute
freely of their knowledge, time and en
ergy. Nothing is left undone that might
serve the cause. Practically every Ameri
can, unless he be a hermit in the hills,
has the chance to gain knowledge that may
save his life, his home, his job.
However, this fine work is of small val
ue without public cooperation. The ex
perts are ready to teach us, but they can
not make us learn unless we wish to. They
are offering an opportunity?and it is up
to us to take it.
The point is plain and simple. Listen,
read, and learn during the week?and put
into constant practice what you learn. If
we do that, fire's horrible and unneces
sary harvest of death and destruction
will be sharply reduced.
By Rev. Herbert
Spaugh, D. D.
How do you face up to temptation? Do
you run toward it or away from it. Percy
Coplon of Birmingham, Alabama, has de
veloped a new way to get away from temp
tation according to an United Press story.
He weighs 357 pounds, claims to be the
original "Mr. Five-by-Five." His height is
60 inches and his waist measures the
same. Naturally, he likes to eat, finds it
his greatest temptation, so he has decided
to fast for 100 days. To get this tempta
tion further away from him he climed a
20-foot tower where he plans to stay un
til December 4, "If he isn't tempted too
much by the fragrance of food and by
conversation about it." He told reporters,
"My mouth waters when we talk about
food. Please stop. I can smell it for three
blocks when a slice of onion hits the skil
His tower, a six-by-six house welded
to the top of a 20-foot pole, is located less
than 50 feet from his own "ice cave" res
taurant and juke joint. The odor of sizzling
steaks wafts up to his perch.
We can't help but wonder why he didn't
get further away from temptation, than
50 feet. Perhaps he wants to take it the
Of course, Coplon, long before now,
should have been taking the exercise of
pushing himself away from the table while
he was still hungry. That's the easiest Way
to reduce, but so many have to come to
middle age before they realize it. By that
time with their wisdom they have also ac
quired excess pounds.
While Coplon may be able to tough it
out on his tower with the aroma of cook
ing food below him, most of us aren't too
successful in dealing with temptation that
Usually the best way to deal with some
thing which is bad for you, is to get away
from it as quickly as possible and as far
as possible. The reason we see so many re
ligious people who seem to be unhappy is
because they are trying to carry water on
both shoulders. Christ said, "Ye cannot
serve God and mamiqgn," meaning that
we can't seek spiritual things, and at the
same time cultivate worldly pursuits. We
can't go to Heaven and Hell at the same
time. So many religious people have just
enough religion to make them unhappy.
They are conscious of wrong doing which
*->n>es them unhappy, lack the courage to
resolutely! turn their backs on it, march
away from it, occupy themselves with
showing forth the love of God to their
Here Friday Noon
North Wilkesboro Kiwanis
club, with many guests present, ^
held an enjoyable meeting Fvi- j
day noon at Hotel Wilkes.
President W. H. McElwee an
nounced that Roby R'. Church
has been appointed Red Cross
chairman for the county and that
It Is desired to hare a co-chair
man serving with him to repre
sent the towns. He appointed C. j
F. Adamson, Joe Barber, and!
Paul Osborne as the committee |
to bring In a nomination of such j
Don Coffey, Jr., who had prev
iously been approved for mem
bership, was present and was In
itiated Into the club and present
ed a button by L. M. Nelson. The
president appointed him oil the
Key Club committee.
Kiwanian Joe Gibson of Win
ston-Salem, Lt. Gov. elect for
Carolina's third division, was
presented and he made brief re
marks of appreciation and stated
that he would officially see the
Program Chairman A. F. Kilby
asked Robert Morehouse of the
Key Club Committee to introduce
his speaker, Kiwanian Frank S.
Snyder, of Winston-Salem. Mr.
Snyder took as his subject, "Key
Clubs in the High Schools." He
pointed out that the first Key
Club was organized by a Los
Angeles, California, club about
26 years ago, and that now there
are about 700 clubs in Kiwanis
International with more than
14,000 members. He stated that
a Key Club is a service club in
the high school. His speech in
cluded all the steps of the organ
ization of such a club and a long
list of the benefits such a club
can be to the principal, the
high school, and the boys them
selves. Following the luncheon
meeting Mr. Snyder met- with the
Key Club committee and the
school people, who were present
as guests, for further considera
tion of the organizing of key
clubs in the local high schools.
Guests Friday were: J. B. Car
ter had Jimmie Carter; H. H.
Morehouse had W. T. Long; R.
L. Morehouse had Zeb Dickson;
G. T. Mitchell had Dean Edwards
and Ray Triplett; Paul Osborne
had Daniel Linney; T. E. Story
had Robert Story and Tony
Emerson; W. H. M<;Elwee had
J. Floyd Woodward; Ira Payne
had R. N. Wooten; W. F. Gaddy
had Jack Gaddy; Robert S. Gibbs
had Tom Johnson; J. R. Hix had
Jimmie Moore; W. G. Gabriel
had Gordon Forester; A. F. Kil
by had Carl Swofford. I
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RED CROSS PHARMACY
I Oth St., No. Wilkesboro, N. C
up the back?for
firm ankle support
The concealed Magic Loop
s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s for greater anlde
There's support up die back
for natural balance!
TILL YOU SEE OUR WONDERFUL VALUES
The favorite "quality tender"
chicken rushed to our stores on
refrigerated trucks direct from
large selected poultry farms. Table
dressed means the chicken is dress*'
* r r
ed and drawn?but we go one step
! further in the "quality tender"
1 way?we remove all the inedible
leaving only the chicken ready for
the pan?thereby saving you time
SPANISH ? 1-3 lb. sizes
Fine for baking or broiling
Mackerel - lb. _ 29c
Codfish Fillets .
Steaks - lb. _ _
Speckle Trout _
Green Shrimp _
Florida Lobster -
FRESH ? 3-3 lb. size
Smooth "golden" Flavor?
Ready to Serve ? Sliced or
Argo Y. C.
NO. 2Yi CAN
Tender young Peas ? Full
of garden sweetness
ARGO No. 2 can
SUGAR PEAS 15*
Alaska Pink tall can
Pure full flavored and low
Priced Healthful for kiddies!
2 LB JAR
Apple JELLY 29'
CASHMERE ? 3 regular cakes
Bouquet Soap 23*
CASHMERE ? 2 bath cakes
WOODBURY'S 3 regular cakes
WOODBURY'S ? 2 bath size
DASH 2 No. 1 cans
Dog Food . . 25*
PONDS box of 300's ?2 boxes
OLD ENGLISH Pint Can
AERO Pint cut
Liquid Wax. 59* No Rub Wax. 29*
QUALITY - TENDER VEAL
Veal Chops 79*
Veal Chops 49*
Veal Roast. 47*
Veal Chops 69*
Veal Patties 49*
ROAST BEEF -12 oz can.. 49*
VEAL LOAF-7oz.can... 29*
LUNCH TONGUE - No. ? can 31*
POTTED MEAT - 2 No. i cans 27*
VIENNA SAUSAGE-No.* can 19*
CATCHUP -14 oz bottle . . .18*
ORANGEADE-46 oz can.. 27*
2 LB. CELLO BAG
PIE CHERRIES-No. 2 can. 27*
2 lbs 17*
EXTRA FANCY DOUBLE
Red Delicious Apples - 2 lbs. 19*
Mountain Cabbage - 3 lbs. 19*
Bosc Pears - 2 lbs. 21*
SUGARY SWEET CAROLINA
Yams - 3 lbs. 25*
u. s. NO. 1
Irish Potatoes-10 lb. bag.. 41*
Tokay Grapes - 2 lbs. 23*
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