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JULIUS C. HUBBARD—MRS. D. J. CARTER
1932—DANIEL J., CARTER—1M6
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Thursday, July 6,1950"
1776 and 1950
Fights For Freedom
'July 4th, 1950, was an eventful day.
It was not only the 174th anniversary of
American independence, but marked the
day when the United States ground forces
made the first contact with the enemy in
the current fight for independnece in South
Patrick Henry in an immortal address
pointed out that "Eternal vigilance is the
price of liberty."
The fight in South Korea is for the same
principles as the fight of American colonists
when they pledged their lives and their
sacred honor in the Declaration of Inde
Russia seeks to destroy human liberty
and substitute therefor the system of com
munism with total dictatorship.
The invasion of South Korea is but a
starting point for those who would destroy
all democracies of the world and have one
world under communism.
A Greensboro Daily News editorial
July 4 made the following pertinent ob
This 1950 Independence Day finds the
United States of America, dedicated in
1776 to the cause of freedom through thef
Declaration of Independece, fighting^again
for that cause.
This time we appear to be backing the
right of freedom for a tiny republic on the
South Korean peninsula. Actually we are
fighting to retain that important right for
ourselves and for free people over the en
tire world. This crusades takes many forms.
Sending planes and ships and men into ac
tion at Korea is an important one; rearm
ing the democratic states of Western Eu
rope is another; preserving individual lib
erties in the U. S., although less tangi
ble, is still another.
The fighting is, of course, tne most dra
matic step taken since our combined might
of arms subdued the fierce dictatorships of
Hitler and Mussolini and the expansionist
leaders of Japan.
The Kremlin is said to be surprised at
United States action to halt the scheduled
Communist sweep over Korea. This sur
prise is justified. Often as at the start of
World Wars I and II, our nation has been
slow to act. Our strong tendency to "let
George do it" now has apparently been re
placed with the correct impression that
George, represented by France or Britain
or any other world power, is no longer in
a position to take the lead.
But no one should be surprised at Ameri
can willingness to fight. This country, as
it is easy to remember on July 4, was born
Russia should also remember that for
midable opposition has never caused the U.
S. to shrink from a war.
In 1776, when our fighting capacity was
at its lowest ebb, we tackled Britain which,
despite certain commitments in Europe
that kept her from using her full strength
on an "upstart" colony, was the greatest
world power of that day. Germany and her
allies were a formidable threat in 1914; the
Rome-Berlin-Tokyo axis of the recent con
flict threatened to strangle the world.
<«But when the cards were down Uncle
Sam did just what he's doing today. He
fought for the right of free people to stay
Distinctly in character are we, this 174th
anniversary of our own assertion of inde
— — ——
Traffic deaths killed United States peo
ple at the rate of one every 14 minutes dur
ing the Fourth of July holiday period,
The nation's total of fatal accidents j
through the holiday period to Tuesday
night had reached 515 people.
While the Korean war occupied the most
f attention, it is interesting to note that the
accident toll was 515 and' for the same
period in Korea there were only two Am
This death toll occured on the highways
in the face of grim warnings from every
newspaper and radio, telling people of the
dangers of reckless highway travel and
pleading with them to use care, and cau
North Carolina at this point is calcula
tions was second only to Michigan in the
number of people kiHed in highway and
other accidents . Michigan's fatalities total
ed 26 on the highways and North Carolina
had 20 slaughtered in highway travel. In
addition, there were eight other accidental
deaths in North Carolina, including six
Danger that lurks on the highways is
no longer something that can be consider
ed as a mere threat; The situation is grim
and critical and no solution is in sight. Use
of caution and reasonably good judgment
on the part of drivers coulft reduce the toll
to an occasional death.
Speeding is the leading cause of high
way deaths, with intoxicated drivers figur
ing in many others.
The only remedy we can suggest is for
every driver to make sure that he doesn't
cause an accident and try to get out of the
way of others.
By Rev. Herbert
Spaugh, D. D.
Why not get in step with Almighty God
and His great onward-goirtg program with
the world? Why not get in step with the
people about you who are a part of this
Many of you who read this have been
in military service, and know that one of
the first lessons taught a recruit is the art
of keeping in step with the other members
of his group. The fellow who is out of step
is always walking on the other fellows
We don't like the fellow who is con
stantly out of step with life, the chronic
croaker and complainer, the perennial pes
sismist, the pimple picker. The man who
can see nothing but defects, find nothing
but faults, speak nothing but criticisms
is to be pited. He is an obstructor in the
world where helpers are needed.
J. B. Lawrence writing in the Southern
Baptist Home Missions Magazine points
to those great characters in the Bible who
caught step with God and moved forward
in His great onward-going program.
"Moses caught step with the infinite and
led a nation into the Promised Land. Paul
caught step with the program of God
and rooted Christianity in the life of the
world. Luther caught step with the Holy
Spirit and gave pause to the papal power,
of Rome by sponsoring religious freedom
for men. George Washington and the sing
ers of the Declaration of Independence in
America caught step with the spirit of lib
erty and gave to the world the most equi
table form of government known to man.
"God is going on and the man who stops
not only breaks step, but falls out of line
and is left behind on the wayside of the
trivial while the host of progress march1
on to their appointed destiny. We live in a
moving world. The vast expanse of space
is filled with spinning planets and revolv
ing sun. Nothing is static except death.
It is so in the kindom of God.
"The easiest thing in the world is to or
ganize a retreat. The tragedy of life is to
live at a poor, dying rate. The peril of the
kingdom of God is that the good may take
the place of the best. God vtfants His peo
ple to go on."
Get in step with God. His great program
is moving forward. No one is going to stop
it. The followers of Christ are soldiers as
well as saints. Join the onward-marching
hosts of the church of God. Get in step with
your thinking, with your life, yes, with your
pocketbook. Anything less than one-seventh
of your time and one-tenth of your money
throws you out of step .1^
(Editor's Note: The column 1b
written this week by Tom Out
TIME MARCHES ... This is
what Time, the weekly newsmag
azine, says in this week's edition
about the nominaatlon of Willis
Smith for the U. S. Senate:
"At first, big Willis Smith, a
corporation lawyer who stood for
the S'outh-as-is, couldn't decide
whether to make another try for
the U. S. Senate. In last month's
North Carolina Democratic prim-J
ary bantam Fair Dealer Frank!
Graham had led him by 53,383 i
votes. But since Graham did not I
get a fclear majority in a four-way
race, Willis Smith was entitled to
a runoff. Smith didn't know
whether he could muster enough
money and votes. At the last
minute, he decided to try . . .
". . ., He got a real campaign
break: the Supreme Court's de
cision against segregation in
Southern colleges and interstate
dining cars. The dust those deci
sions stirred up could be measur
ed by their effect in North Caro
lina, the most progressive of
Southern Btates. . .
"Last week in the runoff, Lawy
er Smith won his case by 18,000
odd votes. ..."
These excerpts from the Time
article are carried here merely to
present some Of the out-of-State
thinking on the recent primary.
Note the phrase: "North Carolina,
the most progressive of Southern
states." Time also runs a neat
one-column photo of Mr. Smith.
REARRANGED .... The
Young Democratic Clubs execu
tive committee meeting
scheduled to be held July 1 as an
all-out Graham victory celebra
tion for Dr. Frank Graham . . .
with national speakers who sup
port the Truman Fair Deal pro
gram, was hastily postponed last
week and the program is being
sharply overhauled. Reason: Var
ious speakers notified YDC Presi
dent Terry Sanford that they
would not be available for the
July 1 date.
JIMMY BYRNES . . . Just
across the line in South Carolina
the veteran Jimmy Byrnes, form
er U. S. Senator* ex-Supreme Court
Justice, former Secretary of State,
and "Assistant President,'' is run
ning for Governor. Time carries
this week a long article on this
race, pointing out how Mr. Byrnes
is making his political rounds
with the other candidates in a big
Cadillac with a Negro chauffeur.
The magazine's opinion on the
outcome, as gathered from discus
sions with various people in this
spot "just a little bit south of
North Carolina:" Jimmy Byrnes
will win by a landslide.
HOKE NORRIS . . . Thirteen
years ago right along now Frank
Gilbreath, who with his sister
wrote "Cheaper by the Dozen,"
the movie version of which is now
playing about the State, and Hoke
Norris were working here in Ra
leigh for the Associated Press.
Now comes an orchid for Hoke,
who is a specialist in labor report
ing for the Winston-Salem Jour
nal. He has just won a Neiman
Fellowship awarded by Harvard
University to outstanding news
paper writers. For many a year
now North Carolina newsmen
have been looking to the day
when one of their number would
be chosen for this high honor.
Norris will spend his year at
Harvard studying labor and social
issues. He graduated at Wake
Forest, where his parents moved
in 1930 so their sons, Frank and
Hoke, could go to college. His
father, a minister, still preaches
and many a Wake alumnus recalls
with pleasure the quiet, friendly
hours he spent as roomer at the
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Norris home. Hoke graduated at
Wake Forest in 1934 and began
work, like many another North
Carolina newspaperman, with the
Dally Advance In Elisabeth City.
Prom 1937 to 1946 he* was with
the Associated Press . . . with
three years out for Army duty.
Hoke still likes to recall how
Herbert Peele, until recently pub
lisher and editor of the Daily
Advance, placed a bag of oranges
by his reporter's typewriter each
time Norris would cub dowd with
a bad code In the dose.
ARCHITECT'S DREAM ....
Matthew Novicki, acting head of
the Dept. of Arch, of the State
College School of Design, left Ra
leigh last week for Inula carry
ing architectural plans for a new
capital city in the Punjab Pro
Prime Minister Nehru gave the
nod to Punjab to build a capital
city from the ground up, the con
tract being placed with a New
York architect, Albert Meyer, who
beckoned to the State College pro
fessor, a native of Poland and a
consultant to the United Nations
lesign board, to draw up the archi
tectural plans for the city. No
wicki's plans include civic centers,
business areas, residential sec
tions, and government building.
Provisions will be made for a
population of 150,000 with plans
for expanding to 500,000. So, the
world" continues to build. . . .
and sometimes it seems as if we
are playing a game of bowling . . .
set 'em up and knock 'em down.
INCREASED PUBLIC INTER
EST . . . The voters on May 27 and
June 24 who stood up to be count
ed surprised all the amateur Gal
lops as to the dumber who would
go to the polls. Also, attendance
at the highway safety conference
last Thursday brought more sur
prises. Scheduled to meet in the
hall of the House here originally.
... the meeting grew so large that
It was moved, bag and baggage,
to the State College Textile Build
ing Auditorium, which holds about
Chairman John Park and his
conferees diverged widely upon
Ideas, methods, etc., to accomplish
their purpose. But all were to
gether in thinking that traffic
accidents must be decreased. All
in alii it was one of the best
meetings ever held here and
something good . . . including a
watered down version of automo
bile inspection by the next Legis
lature . . . may come out of It. A
salute to Chairman Park . . . and
to Gov. Scott.
TO GENEVA . . . Americans
(Continued On Page Eight)
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