The JoHrnal - Patriot
INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS
Published Mondays and Thursdays at
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
JULIUS C. HUBBARD?MRS. D. J. CARTER
1932?DANIEL J. CARTERr-1945
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under Act of March 4, 1897.
Monday, October 31, 1949
Depredations In Cemeteries
Far be it from us to howl that the
"Younger generation is going to the dogs,"
or any other such dire comment. But the
growing lack of respect for the property
of others, or for pubEc property, has evil
forebodings and shows more clearly than
any other indication we can name that
parents are failing to teach fundamentals
to their children.
Recently our attention has been called
to deplorable valdaEsm in cemeteries,
which to our way of thinking shows a
thoroughly disgusting lack of respect.
Although we learn that similar condi
tions exist elsewhere, let us point out as
an example some of the things which have
been done in Greenwood cemetery in North
Flower containers at graves are fre
quently broken and flowers placed there
by loving hands have been scattered and
destroyed. Many of the grave markers
have been scarred and defaced by rocks
being thrown against them. Similar signs
of depredations can be found in almost
every cemetery. ~ v : ?
It is presumed that children not taught
to do better have been doing these things.
Parents are responsible for acts of chil
dren and if this despoihng continues some
one is going to be held accountable. In
the instance cited above relatives of the
persons whose graves have been the ob
jects of vandaEsm may take steps to learn
who is responsible, and will do whatever
is necessary to put a stop to such inexcus
The first law of citizenship is to respect
the rights of others and it must follow that
they also respect the property of others
and leave it alone and unmolested. You
cannot respect the rights of others with
out also respecting their property.
WHAT IS THE ANSWER?
Some time ago we commended Super
ior Court Judge Susie Sharp for her refus
al to let a small-fry lottery operator in
Guilford County off with a fine and sus
pended sentence. We agreed 100 per cent
with Judge Sharp when she insisted that
the only way to break up these gambling
rackets was to send tie operators, be they
little or big, to prison.
The Asheville Citizen also finds itself
in agreement with the Judge in this case,
but thinks the higher-ups should be given
prison sentences along with the small ope
rators who work for them. Judge Sharp
thinks so, too, but says it seems that the
courts can't get evidence against the large
operators of gambling rackets?the men
who are really responsible for this evil in
so many North Carolina communities.
The Asheville paper wants to know
"why the higher-ups can't be reached by
evidence which will nail them as securely
as the lower-downs are affixed to the
dockets of the average Monday-to-Friday
hearings in the average police court."
Replying to its own question, The Citi
zen suggests that the answer may rest
"with the citizen-voter who chooses judg
es, solicitors, aldermen, councilmen, may
ors, commissioners, sheriffs and a host of
other elected officers who could see that
the law is enforced against high and low
if they really wanted to do so."
This is a good answer, we think. It ap
plies not only to the enforcement of the
law against gambling racketeers, but also
bo the enforcement of the law against
bootleggers and all other violators of the
statutes. The average community in North
Carolina has a large enough force of of
ficers to enforce our laws. We have aplen
ty of courts to try the violators, and our
prison system is abundantly able to han
dle them. All that is really needed is the
will to bring violators of the laws to jus
tice and to give them real punishment for
their offenses against society.
We can never break up gambling rack
ets and bootlegging with fines and sus
pended sentences. That is only another
way of licensing these evils.
LIFE'S BETTER WAY
WALTER E. 1SENHOUR
High Point, N. C., Route 4
WATCH YOUR FOOTSTEPS
Watch your footsteps, fellow pilgrim,
As you travel day by day,
Lest you take the wrong direction
That will lead you far astray
From the Beulah land of blessing,
From the goal of grand success,
Far away from God and heaven
Where there's only sad distress.
If you take the road of evil,
Though you travel with a throng,
Just remember you shall suffer
Consequences of the wrong;
For there is a law of nature,
And a moral law of God,
That a man shall reap a harvest
For the way that he has trod.
So it pays to walk with Jesus
Up the blessed path of light,
Leading always from the evil,
And the things that curse and blight,
To the heights of righteous beauty
And the saints' eternal goal,
Where the blessed peace of heaven
Shall forever fill the soul.
Watch your footsteps, fellow pilgrim;
Do not run from God away;
Hunger after truth and goodness;
Never cease to watch and pray;
Set your hearts on heaven's portals
And the life of true renown,
That with prophets, saints and sages
You may some day wear a crown.
Given Tar Heel Boy
West Jefferson.?Max Shep
herd of Laurel Springs, won the
1949 Junior Dairyman's contest
sponsored by Kraft Foods Com
He was given an expense-paid
trip to the International Dairy 11
Exposition, held in Indianapolis.
[ Other winners in the dairy
project were Joe K. Walker,
Nathan's Creek, second; Carl
Little, Clifton, third, and Joe
Eller and Carroll Wright, Bina
and Kyle Walter, Jefferson and]
Billie Miller, Todd.
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