The Journal - Patriot
INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS
Published Mondays and Thursdays at
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
JULIUS C. HUBBARD?MRS. D. J. CARTER
1932?DANIEL J. CARTER?1945
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Monday, November 7, 1949
Shows Need X-Ray Work
As a test project to ascertain the need
of screening the local population for tu
berculosis, a mobile X-Ray unit from the
state board of health made small X-Ray
pictures of 1,500 industrial employes he -e
to see who had symptoms of tuberculosis
Results show 46 have sufficient symp
toms to have larger X-Rays made for
study and diagnosis. This does not mean
that all the 46 have tuberculosis, but the
small pictures have a high average of ac
curacy and are used by the army and
navy as positive diagnosis.
The Wilkes Tuberculosis committee is
considering the purchase of a unit to
screen everybody who wishes to have a
tuberculosis test. It has been suggested
that a screening unit be placed in the new
hospital for screening of all patients.
Such a unit would mean that many cas
es could be found in time to cure them,
and to save others from contracting the
The only means the Tuberculosis com
mittee has of getting funds is by sale of
Christmas seals. The seal campaign will
start soon and efforts will be made to sell
them to every individual in Wilkes county.
A Free Dollar
There is a lot of loose talk today about
ideologies. "Are you a Communist? Take
the oath!" "He is a Fascist." "The British
have gone Socialistic.". "Capitalism is on
Capitalism is primarily concerned with
putting savings to work. It abhors an
idle dollar. It is happy only when it sees
that dollar in overalls. Happier, when it
sees that dollar reproduce itself and be
come two dollars.
A capitalistic system arranges for all
this. It sets up a hiring hall where dollars
gather, look over the "help wanted" on
the bulletin boards and pick out the jobs
that appeal to them. If the job carries the
risk of losing both wage and life, the pay
has to be commensurate?10c, 15c a
year, even more. It becomes a share of
stock, a partner in the risk. If the job is
a safe one and the dollar is not in the
mood to gamble, it will work a year for
a penny or two. It becomes a bond, a credi
tor of the enterprise.
The point is that under capitalism it is
a free dollar.
Under communism, fascism, socialism,
totalitarianism, the dollar is not free. The
State drafts the dollar and puts it to uses
that those who happen to be in charge of
the State decide. Furthermore, it seldom
if ever has the opportunity to reproduce
itself when expended by the State. No self
respecting dollar likes to be an expense
dollar, it wants to multiply itself through
investment. The state dollar is a most un
happy dollar because dollars, like men,
want to be free. As part and parcel of a
free people, ambitious to get on and up
in the world, they most enjoy what we all.
pray for, "an expanding economy."
There can be no real freedom of indi
viduals unless dollars are free. There can
be no expanding economy for America un
less dollars are encouraged to hazard their
lives in untried fields. Millions of small
savers collectively can do a better job of
putting their dollars to work than politi
cal mentors and managers. It is well for
us to remember that America is what it
ii today because alone of all the countries
of the world, we have expanded under
those Siamese twins, political and eco
nomic freedom.?W. Alton Jones, Presi
dent, Cities Service Company.
A Crafty Capitalist Trick
In an article in The Saturday Evening
Post, the story is told of three Russian
engineers, guided by an American inter
preter, who went into a New York clothing
store looking for overcoats. The abund
ance of goods on hand, the qualities, and
the prices, seemed to them all but unbe
Ue able. They were, at first, elated to
he point of hysteria. Finally, however,
they left without buying. They had be
come convinced that the whole thing was
a fake?a crafty capitalist trick to make
them believe that such wonderful goods
could be freely bought by anyone. The Rus
sians weren't taken in though?they'd
been forewarned at home, so they knew
better than to fall for so patent a ruse!
This true anecdote has a real point. A
merican retail stores?whether they be
large or small, chain or individually-own
ed, in a village or a metropolis?are one
of the best examples of the difference be
tween a free, competitive economy, such
as ours, and a controlled, regimented
economy, such as Russia's.
In Russia, as in the rest of the socialist
ccmmunist world, the state rations prac
tically everything and sets the price.
There's no competition, so the state
doesn't have to worry about quality or
price or anything else. The citizen takes
what the dictators want him to have or
he goes without?period.
Under our capitalist system, on the oth
er hand, every store, like every producer,
is trying to offer better products, lower
prices, or some other inducement that will
attract finicky consumers. If the buyer
doesn't find something to suit him in one
store, he moves on and gets it somewhere
The result: We have the highest living
standards on earth. The socialist-commun
ist nations have the lowest.
LIFE'S BETTER WAY
WALTER E. ISENHOUR
High Point, N. C., Route %
IF IT WERE GIVEN ME TO CHOOSE
If it were given me to choose
One thing of all the earth,
In order that I might not lose
The greatest thing of worth,
I'd choose God's sacred, holy will
Whatever it might be,
For truly this would then fulfill
All His great plans for me.
Within His will all need is found
For body, mind and soul
To make us pure and clean and sound
And lead us to life's goal,
Where all true victors go to stay
When life is ended here,
And where there is eternal day,
And peace and joy and cheer.
This poem expresses eternal truth. If
every human being on earth would choose
God's will above everything else no life
would be lost, no soul would sink into de
spair. Success would crown every life and
soul. There is no such thing as failure in
life when one chooses God's will and lives
within it as he goes thru the world. It leads
to the highest, best, holiest, grandest and
most glorious in all things. God's will al
ways lead away from the degrading, de
moralizing, defeating, destructive things
of evil unto all that is ennobling, uplifting,
upbuilding and conservative. His will
leads, heavenward. In God's will is glori
ous success?success for time and etern
However, out of God's will is defeat.
Hence the multitudes of defeated lives and
souls throughout the earth today. Evil,
sin and wickedness always brings defeat
to men, both for time and eternity, and this
is forever out of the wiH of God. When I
see people all along life's journey groping
their way in defeat I know they have fail
ed to choose and live within God's will.
They have absolutely missed His will. It
can't be otherwise. Many have missed His
will for evil pleasures, signal indulgences,
lustful habits, bad company, money and
riches, houses and lands, selfish purposes,
the wrong avocation, and for the sake of
doing as they please. Many miss the will
of God because they do not want to go
where he leads, do the work He assigns,
obey His commandments, yield their lives
unto Him and please Him in all things.
They take the way of the world, the way
of evil, the way of fleshy pleasure, thus
going the way of the vast multitudes, and
this is never the way to life's best, most
successful, and never the way to heaven.
It is the way to failure, blighted lives,
blasted hopes, lost opportunities and
everlasting remorse. Life's better way is
to take God's way?choose His win.
The congregation of Antioch
church, which is a very flourish
ing rural church, plan to en
large the building soon. The
church will be made longer and
Sunday school rooms will be
added in the rear. This church,
built a little more than 40 years
ago, was nicely remodeled a few
years ago with asbestos siding,
wainscoting and sheetrock. Hav
ing been constituted in 1837, the
church organization is 112 years
The Brier Creek Association
appointed a committee of seven
ministers to investigate report
ed irregularities in Oak Porest
church. Oak Forest, founded in
1859, was formerly the leading
country church of this part of
Wilkes. Rev. Jay Owaltney, Rev.
Parks Owaltney, and Rev. D. W.
Poole were among the unusually
able ministers who were pastors
in the long ago. Rev. Greene
Brown also preached there when
our parents were children. "Un
cle Tommy"Foster; his son, Mr.
Hugh Achilles Foster, and Mr.
H. A. Foster'* son, Mr. Walter
Foster, all eminently upright
citizens, succeeded each other as
church clerks in former years.
Mr. Albert McNeill who bought i
it in the early summer, is said to I
be putting the old Andrew Bryan
Abmer Carmichael-Dr. Lawson
Harrlll farm in the highest state
of cultivation. Mr. McNeill, a
native of Wilkes, spent many
years herding sheep in Wyoming.
It is understood he bought the
Harrlll farm at a lower figure
than the thirty-five thousand
asked by the Harrill heirs. But
he has spent thousands improv
ng the land and house. Mr. Mc
Neill has proved what hard work
and money can do for a farm
even east of Wilkesboro?though
certain experts claim east of
Wilkesboro is 'Lower Slobbovia.'
It was exceedingly rainy for
the dedication at Cranberry the
? ^To relieve mil
^k^Hles, rub throat,
chest and b
A shooting match was held at
Mr. Frank Sparks' Saturday.
Those attending were shooting
for the fine turkeys raised by
Mr. Bill Gall.
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Yes, Teacher ... there's a battle on. Not a school ground
skirmish this time, but e battle between two ways of
One way built America. It lifts chins. Squares shoulders.
Puts the gleam of confidence in a youngster's eye.
The other way offers neither challenge nor freedom.
In England even now it asks little beyond submission to
the regulations and "benefits" of the compulsory state.
One way teaches reliance on the State; the other, self
Power to you, Teacher! For In this battle of ideologies
your interpretation is shaping the future of the last re
maining nation of free men on earth.
DUKE) POWER COMPANY
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