The Journal - Patriot INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS Published Mondays^and Thursdays at North Wilkesboro, North Carolina JULIUS C. HUBBARD—MRS. D. J. CARTER Publishers 1932—DANIEL J. CARTER^1945 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year $2.00 (In Wilkes and Adjoining Counties) One Year - $3.00 (Outside Wilkes and Adjoining Counties) Rates to Those in Service: One Year (anywhere) $2.00 Entered at the postoffice at North Wilkes boro, North Carolina, at Second-Class matter under Act of March 4, 1897. Monday, July 24, 1950 Traphill Road To Be Important Highway Years ago citizens of the northeastern part of Wilkes county and interested peo ple here began efforts to get a paved road into that big area north of highway 268 and east of highway 18 in Wilkes county. For the past four years the Wilkes chamber of commerce, in sympathy with the many people the road would serve and in interest of business development of the Wilkes boros, joined wholeheartedly in the efforts to secure this badly needed road. Efforts reached successful culmination last week when the State Highway and Public Works Commission listed remain der of the road for letting on July 27. This means that contract will be let im mediately to construct the road all the way to highway 21 at the Doughton community, furnishihg a direct route to the Wilkes boros, .which is the county center and na tural trading point for thousands of people who previosuly have had no all-weather road. : With extension of the road to highway 21, people in this area can use the high way for cross-country purposes. It will.be the most direct route from this area to Roaring Gap, and will also be used to reach other places in Alleghany, as well as Surry and other adjacent counties. All in this area join with the people of the northeastern part of the county in their satisfaction that at long last a much peeded road will be built. k - & * There is also much satisfaction at the highway commission's decision to extend highway 268 to the paved part of the highway in Caldwell county, which will mean that thousands of people in the western part of the county will in the near future have a direct route to the Wil kesboros. This road will serve a great agricultural area, which is productive and can expect additional development with good highways. Tar Heels Don't Drink Enough Milk One of the many reasons why North North Carolina needs more improved pas ture and more livestock on its farms is that consumption of livestock products in , the State fallg far short of what nutrition ists recommend for good health, says D. W. Colvard, head of the Animal Industry De partment of the North Carolina Experiment Station. , The State would need half again as much milk if its citizens consumed the amount of milk and dairy products recommended by nutritionists, says Colvard. They recom mend 301 quarts of milk or its equivalent in dairy products per person annually. The average person. in the United States con sumes 284 quarts, but the average in North Carolina is only 228 quarts. Fluid milk was once a classic example of North Carolina's livestock deficiency. During the past two years, local Grade A production has equalled or exceeded the demand during the summer of "flush milk" season. However, to meet the State's needs the year round, says Colvard, dairy herds and the pastures to support them will pro bably require a further incresae. Grade A milk isn't the only product fall ing short in State consumption. Only about a forth of the beef consumed in North Carolina is produced here. About a tenth of the eggs and poultry products consum ed come from out-of-state sources. Under our present economic system tht desire to be self-sufficient is not a justifi able motive, Colvard dontinues. However there are other reasons for producing ar the livestock products we consume. Such products are the most perishable fo<*ds we have. When they are shipped intc the State, sometimes from great distances they lose some of their flavor and food value. Also livestock products are bulky meaning that a large part of the price paid for them is transportation charges.* o Practice Safely In Farm Safety Week This is National Farm Safety Week. Often we consider that the farm is the greatest place of security. Perhaps it is, but statistics reveal fhal the farm is a very dangerous place. Altogether too many people on farms are killed and injured in accidents, whicl are 99 or 100 per cent preventable. Almost any kind of accident can anc does happen on the farm. Accidents range all the way from snakt bites to being killed by overturned trac tors. " A pitchfork or rake left lying in a patt can result in serious injury. Altogether to< many are injured by mechnized machinerj or by the heels of an unruly mule. Every way you turn there is a hazard. The bright part of the picture is thai with use of reasonable care practically al farm accidents can be prevented. Nationa Farm Safety Week is designed to mak< farmers conscious of the dangers of acci dents, and to encourage them to take pre ventive measures. o : LIFE'S BETTER WAY : WALTER E. ISENHOUR High Point, N. C., Route 4 MEN OF HEART AND SOUL The world needs men of neart and soul As well as men oi Drams; Yes, men who seek a higner goal Than that of earthly gains; For those who grasp with seitish hands The fleeting things of earth Are not the men to bless these lands With something of true worth. The world needs men of heart and soul Who love their fellowmen, And seek through honest self-control, Also by deed and pen, To lift them up to higher heights In godliness and grace, And help remove the sin that blights Along their earthly race. , -•«">!<* . &•*-' ** The world needs men of heart and soul As ministers of truth Who preach to fill God's honor roll With honest, noble youth, Whose time and talents can be used To bless the world about, Which otherwise would be abused And hinder lives with doubt. The world needs men of heart and soul Far more than men of wealth, Who long to see, from pole to pole, Mankind in robust health— Fine health of spirit, soul and mind That God delights to give, Which men should truly seek and find That they may grandly live. THE VALUE OF TIME Time is a gift to all mankind, And yet so precious and refined, Until it's death to every one By moments as life's race we run, With all the riches one may own — If he be king upon a throne— Ho cannot buy a bit of time In any land or any clime. Therefore we ought to spend our day To worship God in love and praise, And serve Him with a contrite soul That heav'n some day may be our goal. How wrong to idle time away And live in sin from day to day, And thus dishonor God above Who truly merits all our love! Then let us value time so high As moments come and pass us by • We'll use them wisely, well and good To bless the world, as all men should. ICockerham Youth Gets 4-H Coursel Bobby Lee Cockerham Of Moun tain Park, and a Clay county girl have been %warded 'the Dan forth Foundation 4-H leadership training scholarship which enti tles them to a two weeks' trip to the American Youth Foundation Camp at Shelby, Mich., according to an announcement made by L. H. Harrill of the State College Ex tension service. Cockerham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Folger Cockerham, is a member of the State 4-H Honor Club and has been a member of the 4-H club since 1941. Hte has completed projects in poultry, beef, field crops, room im provement, dairying and rabbits. He has won many county honors and was state poultry winner in 1947 and state leadership winner in 1949. Cockerham attended the na tional 4-H club conference two years ago and was sent to VPI in Virginia for a week. He was I runner-up among the candidates who are to •be sent to the nation al 4-H club camp at Washington, D. C. — At present he is a student at North Carolina State College in Raleigh where he will be a sopho more next year. ■ -ft Over 5,000 Expected At Farm, Home Week More than 5,000 farm men and women from all parts of the State are expected to attend Farm and Home Week at State College, Ra ; leigh, July 31 - August 3, for a four-day program of classes and demonstrations, tours to points I Of interest in and around the Capi : tal City, addresses by outstanding speakers, and special recreational activties. The annual event is sponsored by the State Farmers Convention and the State Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs in cooper ation with State College and the State Department ot Agriculture. Its purpose is to give farm peo ple an opportunity to bring them selves up to date on improved me thods of farming and homemak ing. Speakers will include Dean Rusk, Assistant Secretary Of State in Charge of Far Eastern Affairs; Mrs. Georgia Nesse Clark, Trea surer of the United States; Dr. Robert M. Salter, chief of the U. 8. Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Plant Industry, Belts ville, Md.; Governor W. Kerr Scott, and many other prominent men and women. Daily talent eontesta will be a feature of the week. They are open to any adult or junior farm group or individual and may In clude choruses, solos, instrumen tal music, recitations, folk danc ing, tricks, or stunts. Prizes total ing $400 will be awarded. Per sons or groups desiring to enter the contests should see their local county farm or home agent or write to Eugene Starnes, Box 5125* State College Station, Ra leigh. This year's Farm and Home Week will be dedicated to Dr. I. O: Schaub, longtime agricul tural leader and director of the State College Extension Service for the put 26 years. A special * tribute will be paid to Dr. Schaub - on Wednesday evening. ' The Ayrshire Association h^g also cited an outstanding bull owned by the North Carolina Ex tension Experiment Station at Ra leigh. The buIl.-Carolina's Criter ion, has sired ten daughters that have a.veraged 10,251 pounds of milk and 421 pounds of fat.