The Journal - Patriot
INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS
Published Mondays and Thursdays at
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
IULITT8 C. HUBBARD?MRS. D. J. CARTER
1932?DANIEL J. CARTER?1945
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Monday, October 17, 1949
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Farmers' Day Splendid
Example Working Together
Wilkes Farmers' Day celebrated here
Thursday was the most successful cele
bration in the history of Farmers' Day ob
servance in the Wilkesboros.
One reason for the splendid success of
the event was a maximum of cooperation
among the members of the Trade Promo
tion committee of the Wilkes Chamber of
Commerce, sponsor of the event. The
committee is made up of merchants of
the two towns.
It was estimated here on eve of Farm
ers' Day that it took the combined effort
of about 500 people to stage the celebra
tion, not to mention a sizable amount of
money spent collectively and a larger a
mount spent individually.
Things can be done and in a big way
when everyone does his part. Roby Church,
Farmers' Day chairman, Tom Jenrette,
chamber of commerce manager, Major Roy
Forehand, parade chairman, and Gilbert
Bare, Trade Promotion chairman, stated
that excellent cooperation was accorded
the Farmers' Day effort by every group
this year and that when a task was assign
ed it was carried out.
This unity among business interest is
an indication of healthy growth in the
community and a desire for progress.
It would be impossible to single out all
who did a good job with Farmers' Day.
The event was well planned and well car
ried out. It is more fitting that we com
mend highly the efforts of all the 500 or
more who took part in the event in any
Visiting newspapermen here were as
tonished at the size of the Farmers' Day
celebration and were amazed that a com
munity this size could stage anything* so
big. All of which goes to show that big
things can be accomplished when united
effort is put forth in the right direction.
Mokes Great Record
As the nation observes the ninetieth
anniversary of the first well drilled for
oil in Titusville, Pa., in 1859, it can look
tack to ninety years of progress, not only
in the oil industry, but also the ninety
years of America's greatest progress.
Oil men and oil companies throughout
the nation are observing "Oil Progress
Week" from October 16 to 22. They point
out that by supplanting his own energy
with that contained in fuels each Ameri
can today has available to him the equiva
lent of the labor of 112 persons, compared
to 47 persons in 1900. And of the total
now available, 55 are supplied by the
energy of petroleum and natural gas.
The petroleum industry has contributed
to the nation's progress by producing the
exacting kinds of fuels and lubricants for
such machinery and vehicles as automo
biles, airplanes, tractors, and Diesel en-.
gines: by developing products for the man
ufacture of plastics, cosmetics, synthetic
rubbers and hundreds of other products
derived from,oil or oil products. To pro
vide the public with better products and
to keep up with the increased demand for
petroleum products oil companies have in
creased their production, refining, distri
buting and research facilities constantly
in the past ninety years.
Over the three-year period, 1947 to
1949 alone, the 34,000 competitive oil
companies will have expended more than
six dollars for new and improved
facilities of all kinds. A sizeable portion
of this expenditure will be used for exten
sive research for the development of new,
better, and cheaper oil products for the
consumer. The major part will be used
for exploration for new sources of . oil
supply, removal of the oil from the ground,
manufacture of 1,200 useful oil products
and the transportation and marketing of
This great expansion program by
American oil companies will meet' the
greatly increased demands for oil products
that have grown since the end of World
War n. These demands for all types of
oil products have exceeded even those of
the peak war year.
This year, for example, there are more
than 3 million tractors in use on American
farms, almost double the number in use in
1941. Farms employ more than 1,675,000
farm machines today which are oil-power
ed or driven by oil-powered machinery.
Drink Costs Too Much
Dring costs the American people too
much?nearly $9,000,000,000 annually.
It causes too many alcoholics?hun
dreds of thousands of them, and the num
ber is being increased faster than it is pos
sible to rehabilitate them.
It causes too much drink-addiction with
its loss of human values.
It causes entirely too much drunken
ness, which fills our courts and jails.
It causes too much "drunken" driving
which is seldom really drunken driving,
but just the dangerous driving of persons
who have had enough alcohol to impair
their judgment and physical efficiency.
It is responsible for too many broken
homes and too much juvenile delinquency.
It opens hundreds of thousands of beer
saloons and cocktail-rooms to debauch
young people. It monopolizes too many
valuable business corners and takes into
its cash registers vast sums of money
which should go for commodities and ser
vices useful to the community.
It is responsible for a large proportion
of the vast cost of government, despite its
contribution in the form of taxes, inevitab
ly casting the burden upon the taxpayer.
It is responsible for a great amount of
disease, particularly venereal disease, and
contributes heavily to the mortality toll.
It causes accidents in factories and in
homes. It is the greatest causative factor
in the creation of urban and rural slums.
The impairment of leadership caused by
the custom of drinking, imperils peace and
prosperity. Alcohol depresses the functions
of the brain in the reverse order of their
development in the race and in the individ
ual, and because of this, wrong decisions
are made, wrong policies set up, world
peace and domestic transquility endan
Last, and worst of all, the alcohol cus
tom "bars the way to God", because it
wrecks the human personality.
LIFE'S BETTER WAY
WALTER E. ISENHOUR
High Point, N. C., Route 4
October is the golden month,
And month of pleasant breeze;
It is the month when yellow tinge
Adorns the many trees;
The month that Nature spreads her paint
Through valley and o'er hill;
A month of auburn beauties rare
That give our hearts a thrill.
It is the month when fruits are ripe
And nuts are falling fast;
A month when crops are gathered in
Before the winter blast;
A month when flowers growing wild
Look farest ere they die;
A month that tells us to prepare,
That winter's drawing nigh.
It is a month when sunshine bright
Comes beaming o'er the hills;
A month when mellow Nature seems*
To soothe our many ills;
A month when Nature's lovers roam
The country far and wide;
A month whose sweetness seems to say:
"Dear child, in peace abide."
It is a month of golden age
That tells us summer's o'er;
That soon the year will pass away
To Time's eternal shore;
A month that tells us age will come
To men as well as years;
That I4fe should have its golden day
When Heaven's crown appears.
Defined By S.S.
According to Mr. Lottls H.
Clement, manager of the Salis
bury, N. C. Social Secttrity Office
there are vast numbers of peo
plg, employers and employees a
like, who do not understand that
part of the Social Security Act
which deals with "casual labor."
"Casual labor" does not come
under Social Security, but, in
order to determine whether cer
tain work is casual we must be
able to answer "yes" to the ques
tion, "Is it occasional, incident
al or irregular?"; and "no" to
the question, "Does it promote
or advance the employer's trade
Labor is occasional, incident
al or irregular if it meets both
of the following conditions: (1)
The employee's- work on a spe
cific job is done on not more
than ten days, all of which days
fall within a period of two con
secutive calendar months; and
(2) The total time worked on
the job by all employees tor one
emfftoyer Is not more than two
hundred; hours. However, labor
which promotes the employer's
trade or business comes under
Social Security even though it is
occasional, incidental or irregu
lar. Although many employers
have more than one trade or bus
iness, employee's service's which
promote or advance any part of
the employer's business are cov
ered by Social Security.
? Corporations are an exception
to the rule governing "casual
labor." All services performed
for a corporation are deemed to
promote or advance the purposes
of the corporation.
If you are an employer it is
your responsibility to secure an
employer's identification number
and to file quarterly tax- returns
on all employees engaged In em
ployment covered by the Social
If you are an employee and
your employer is not deducting
social security taxes from your
salary it is your responsibility to
call at your Social Security Field
Office, located at the Post Office
Building, Salisbury, for a -de
termination as to whether the
work you are doing is covered by
the Social Security Act. This em
ployment may be the deciding
factor-in whether you will be en
titled to benefits at age sixty
five, or in the event of your
death whether your survivors
will be entitled.
A farm improvement field day
held recently on the farm of Carl
Tuttle, Route 4, Reidsville, at
tracted an attendance of approx
imately 1,000 farmers from
Rockingham and surrounding
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Many a small boy is getting goose bumps of ex
citement these fall days ... for it's circus time in
On ladders, bars, towers, and cables ... their stage
set high against the sky . . . power construction
men are producing another show.
Over our rolling hills,-above rivers, up mountains,
and through the valleys, they give you
Lv "Pathway for the Future "
DUKE} POWER COMPANY
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