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-THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY READS IT"
THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY?EEDS IT
THE MONROE JOURNAI
VOL 26. No. 97.
PUMJSHFJ) TWICE EACH WEEK, - TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
MONROE, N. C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1921.
$2.00 PER YEAR 2ASH
Major Heath Says Results Show
Removal of Top Soil Helps Land
Mr. horn Plyler. and Others, Whose Fields Were First
Scraped, Admit Productiveness of Land Has
Been Increased "Nagging Critics Scored.
By W C. HEATH amount of fertilizer had been applied,
Tim. to the recent agitation con- 'row for row. throughout the lecgih
ceS tVtakiTot toSl for the of the field, the cotton yield from
corn. a, ie . ,., whil.h these two acres was better than the
by pr"'"cal experience and analysis, j vouched for by n.y good frieud. Sher-
;.......ii.u i f rati v forinni Hi . -". .
legations made boih in print and con
vin the road work began in May
191?. rnd when I, along with several
Iteinov lug T-S(iil Allows Plants to
On another acre of my laud, from
which the too soil had been removed.
other unfortunate ones, had beenjand which 1 regarded as a "brag-naiiR-J
and delegated a member of : patch." I planted same one-half in
the red commission and electorate sorghum and one-half in peas and
by an act of the legislature, I natur-lcane for forage, and I have never
ally, it n hough having had some ex-JSetn a finer production,
perigee in engineering, began laak- j While 1 canm l, lu the myriad of
ing e.-tigatlona in other counties facts with which 1 have had to con
of thr .-late so as to determine t lie I ifiul. recall the names of all parties
propt course to pursue, and to as-j whose lands have been benefited by
cenai.i what effect would be had in j the removal of top-soil. I am confl
iio r. n nvi-l nf ton-soil for road build- ident that most of the farmers living
ing purposes from open fields. To, along the Pagcland road can testify
i,iv .- .prise, 1 was told that there i i() results similar to those secured on
was itvultant damage to the pro-, ih lands of Mr. Isoni Plyler. rowler
ductiv ocss or the land by removal 4 i.ee and mine,
of tot--oil. and this fai t 1 ascertain-j Alter nil has been said and done,
ed t ' ! Inie by a personal visit to no real farmer can deny this fact:
sevi'.ii nullities that bad begun road As udvocated by all agricultural pa
operaroas several years prior to I lie pcrs, deep plowing and sub-soiling is
uuiIk 1 ...it ion of our work, and by
corn . oit.icnro w ith road olfici..!.; in
ptodiictive ol good; and when, for iu
sianco. 4. 5 or C inches of too-soiling
ilea. This view was also sun-; have lioen renioveJ. untl tne land Is
.11 by th state and federal ! then plowed as as deeply as it orlgi
ithorities, and so thoroughly nally ik, it is naturally plowed ji.st
t ,l am 1 in this matter iluit ! many inches relatively deeper
my. through its toad commis- tlian ever before. Win n this is done,
ill enter into a contract w ith ; 1 here is reieh"d rich plant food,
ored llier.1 by iiitture tlirougli tin
hing of the s.oil. thus obtaining
1 rum whom top-soil lias been
10 av tlutnagts even al ihi'
wo years if ii can be shown , there the potash which is so vaiua-
bet 11 i-'itained dues not show a pro
duct!, ii 'ss equal 10. or in excess of.
adjoin fields which have not been
toe.cl. 1 ! the toad scrape. i
Cltts Instance of Iiupiovoineni. I
Why U It lha' a terrace thrnug'u
a Held is more ptodiictivc than th.'
balance of the field? The answer:
It 1: been demonstrated by toads j !y the fact of plowing, and by
nlrea.!;- constructed in this county throwing up the terrace, the stored
that ' ie above referred to couteti-1 plant food anil potash is brought int:
tions r e absolutely correct, as evi- lactivity with the best of results.
dentt.1 by the experiences Of the Top-soil required for roads does'
land-o.v tiers adjoining the 100 or, not mean a soil with a super-abun-inorv
1.1. !es ol permanent highw ays jdauce of humus unless accompanied
buiU ly your road coinmission: rnd by an untiHual quantity of gravel. In
It ini!.!.t not be amiss, in this connec- fact, a proper top soil for road pur
tion, make personal citations, and poses Is that which baa been worn out
I re-noctfully refer you to those by the' leaching process of continu-
whos-.- lands were "robbed" ot their
top-si"l prior to the planting of their
crop in the spring or rjstt, wnicn
ous cultivation; which oftentimes,
results In the abandonment of fields
and the opening up of others with
would be the only ocular evidence ! the attributes of virgin soil.
that could be offered at this time. 1 have always felt a great Interest
Tin hist field from which top-oil j In Union county, the place of my na
was fik"ii for road purposes was on jtivity, und am willing to make sacri
the Morgan Mill road, and belong- j flees In its behalf, but It Is exceed
ed to Mr. Isotn F. Plyler. He serl-; ingly discouraging to find that In the
ously objected to the removal of his great und'Ttaking of progressive
top-.-oil, but now admits ttini no toad-buiUliug we ate -i nfotited with
dar.1.1 a -whatever ha t occurred after ! nagging opposition, "-hlc:! i t, to say
the .;, ing of a crop, r.nd the samolie least, inev, iaiu: 1: '. Instead Oi
appl: ' to Fowl r Lee, who also throwing Inp --di: :er.i. ' ihe wny,
own 1 oii'-iiy on i'ie same road. Ai.d now Is the ti .'e to as vour road
whih' 1 dislike to teter to 'my own coin.-i; si :i In the eotu; '.. ' .1 -;f that
cxp. 1 nee, will say that two acres of proj.ri whi.il will place - county
my ! il l on an S-aere field on the (on a co-iipara' ivo l;.isis '. ' ; ticlgh
3m); -'! highway were scraped for boring c untie, In pro.fre: 1 road
top-s--1, and 1 hut nfier the same building.
Oi l I' I KS MM) Ilfll 111. l:i;
ON I'Alt.M OK SILAS O. MM.I.IS
New :ilcm Man )rev Shot (inn 011
Sbeilil Fowler ami Olllcers Jrlf.
fit It ami Dry.
Pil.is O. Mullls of New Salem
township, staged a little gun exhibi
tion :or the benefit of Sheriff Chf
f (it tl l-'iwler, l)t-puiy Sheriff l'aul
Griff.' :-. and lU ventie Ol lit er S. I".
Dry l.'-t Frltlay afternoon when Ik;
found 'hem starching his farm for a
Mill. He encountered them in a deep
Mretil: of woods, and with a drawn
shot 1 .111 demanded to know "what
bush-- they had on his place." The
Sher! u walked towards Mullis.,with
(he dti'wn gun pointed in bis face,
anil c.'ltiil) pioceeded to txtraet the
dant . t.113 weapon f 101,1 his hands.
They i-laced him under arrest. He
fore leaving for Monroe, Mullis be
rime unruly, and the officers say
they w- re forced to use t lu;r fists to
Pubdi;-' him. When he ptesetited
hiniscM before United Stales C'om-nil.-i'Uier
Flow for trial there wtc
neve; .! lirulses on bis face. Three
still i-.hts. It wr.3 testified by the
officii-, and three bat eels of beer
were found on Mul'.is' farm, lie was
bound ever to the Federal court un
der a J "00 bond.
"Idols of Clir." X.-w FiIi..i.:olce
The d:tncerotis S 'in'i Sea i. ! .: .Is
mingled with London's Linuiio se
slums In George Fi ..maurice'3 i-.r-si
production, "Idols i.f Clay." . i. !.
will have its first local rhov.in,, at
the Strand Thtarte Wednesady and
Thursday, iae Murray anJ David
i'owcl ate the featured playets. The
story was written by Ouidi l.'ergere.
The central characters aie Faith
Merrill, a pretty, innocent creator"
living with her father. Jim Merrill, a
derelict, anil his dissolute partner,
Iilinky, on an obscure South Sea Isl
and. Merrill and Dlinky sell Illicit
rum to the natives in return for
aeiuggled pearls. To the islanil
coiees Dion Holme, a young scupltor,
who Is drifting around the world In
the effort to forget an unfortunate
affair with a Lady Cray, in London.
Fault picks him up half-consclons on
the beach, and under her care not
only his health, but his considerable
talent for working In rlav returns.
Later. Jim Merrill is killed In n
drunken brawl and Dion, completely
ror.lored. returns to London to take
up his carreer ar.aln.
The excll'ng ativentutrs th.it be
fall Faith whrn she attempt to fol
low him form the remainder of the
It Did Not Help Auntie'K Nerve.
(From the Youth's Companion.)
Fundi reports a conversation be
tween a harassed-looUing woman in
the side car of a morlorcycle and a
cheerful youth on the saddle of the
same vehicle, which is moving at a
scandalously rapid pace ovr the
"Auntie," sa s the boy, after ihe
fourth or fifty hairbreadth escape
from destruction, "you're not feeling
nervous, are you?"
"I am, rather," says auntie. "This
is only my third experience in a mo
torcycle." "Vt-ll, you've beaten tne," says the
boy, with a happy grin. "It's only
If you will pretend to be cheerful,
yen will be astonished to ftid how
, quickly pretense becomes reality.
Dixlulni: tli( Iviie.
Little Margaret was dressed tied
told not to get herself dirty before
dinner. Later she was discovered slid
ing down a bank. Her mother told
her to come Into the house and, as
siihu as dinner was over, she would
have to-be punished.
When dinner was nrnouced Mar
garet did not come to the table. A
search revealed her upstairs, playing
with her dolls.
Asked why she did tnt come to
dinner, she said: "Mother said she
would whip me as soon as dinner
was over, so I am not going to eat
i..st0,"l fill 110,, ju'U -SJ.1.W
SriuiiMAO o-HiqA iiuiu Bs.xnguq ouo
-!t!j-pp3 o.;i 11 omojeq uu, q.u
I Consular reports tell ur that cheap
I American talcum powders are com
jpeting quite successfully with the
: Japanese article In the Dutch K;t
IIiitl'iM. That, howtver, does not pre-
veal its being cheap at tw ico the
price In the U. S. A.
I Yes; the sun has spots, but don't
(think of the spota: think of the light.
"NOYUS HOMO" SUBMITS A
FEW QUESTIONS TO PRICE
Ua Also Advocates the Construction
of IttuMls lty liirect Taxation
Instead of It)' IWukK
SAYS IT IS FOIJ.Y TO ISSl'K THtM
By XOVU3 HOMO.
We were of the opinion that Hon.
James N. Price was partly responsible
for the much maligned revaluation
act, and also for the Union county
road law, with its bond issuing pro
vision. If he is, then why Is he so
up in aims against his own work
as a law maker, and if he is not, then
what was he doing down at Raleigh
when these unholy, unjust and abso
lutely ridiculous measures were be
ing framed and put over on the peo
ple who had sent him down there to
guard their interest?
It seems that Mr. Price did not get
aroused about the matter until he
went to pay his tax, and found that
live bales ot cotton were required to
meet his part of the running expenses
of the State and county government.
He does not tell us how much proper
ty he owns, and since the same rale
of tax applies to him that applies to
other people in the State, we ate in
clined to believe that the ex-senator
has just live times much property
as the man who paid his tax with
one bale of cotton, or ten times as
much us the i.ian who paid his with
half a bub'.
Shouldn't Object In Healing Ills Pali
When the t.u rate is GO cents on
the one hundred dollars worth of
ptoperty, the man worth one bundled
aboo I ue exemption pays (10 cents,
and Ihe mail worth ten thousand
pays one hiinilitd limes us much.
According io this toiitarisou .lr. Price
seems to be a ery wealthy citizen,
and we do not think be should object
to bearing his part of the expenses
of running his government. .Maybe
the State t;j collecting and waiting
Ihe people's tax money, if It Is, then
llio proper thing is to advocate cur
tailment ot expenditures, and the best
time In the world to do that iswliile
the legislature Is in session, and not
wlu'ii we go to pay our taxes,
luxes lu i:iiit)te.
There Is one thing we need to learn
in this country, namely ; That laud-
pwnershlp carries responsibilities as
well as advantages. The more ad
vantages vouchpufed to a citizen,
the greater the responsibility until a
comparatively short time ago. The
owners of tlm lauds in all European
countries were required to support
the crown, and to pay into a fund
a sum sufficient to maintain the
necessary army forces to defend their
possessions. Tills was deemed proper
because the stcurities guaranteed by
government were of sufficient Impor
tance to amply repay the cost of
iiuinlaltiance of both the executive
.f Ihe various branches of govern
n.ont, and also the military forces,
'l'h ' poorer classes who had no pos
sessions, urd who, consequently, en
joyed none ol such government se-euritie-;
were deemed 110L liable for
the expenses incurred in maintaining
the nuj-hiaery. Modern financiers
and Kraft era have Invented a new
arraiigeiiieut of taxation which has
shifted Hit burden of tax.iiion from
land to labo. Thus securing to
them'elvei ;;!1 the benefits of owner
ship of natural provision and paying
only Mich a sum therefore as 01 hers
who have none of these things pay
on the possessions brought them by
the application of their labor.
Should Tax Land, .Not Labor.
This met hod of taxation and
monopolization of natural resources,
placing all the burden of monstrous
taxes on .the class that is ulivadv
down lias brought us to the verge
of bankruptcy and ruin, and with
all this in rull view we are planning
andsehomlhg all the time to place
a greater burden on the eln.?s already
crushed, and less on the class who
are rertiving nil, or nearly all, the
benefits ot civilized t?) government.
As an illustration, when we decide
to build roads, instead of levying
'.axes to pay for the work of building
Ihe roads, we Issue bonds untl sell
them to the wealthy rlass of our citi
zens w ho enjoy the bent fits of the
better roads, while at the same time
they not only do not help build '"in.
but charge us a sum for the use of
1 he money, equal to the cost of the
roads f very twenty years. 'I bet ef ore
labor builds the roads, pays the in
terest on the bo 11 ils, and if the bonds
are ever paid, labor does that too.
If a proposition to retire one hun
dred families in ihe county on a one
thousand dollar pension to each fami
ly each year was submit led to a popu
lar vol of the people, we would de
nounce the man, or men, who sub
miited it as a monstrotis set of fools,,
ami would vote it down before break
fast. Yt( this Is exactly what we
will do if we vote $2,000,000 worth
of bonds on the county to build 10,1 Is.
instead of levying a tax for the pur
pose. The interest on the bonds will
amount to $100,000 at five per cent,
and would keep the one hundred
families in perpetual idleness with
a pension of $1,000 each. Isn't 'it
He who ploughs Fttaight does
much; he who thinks straight does
A wriier of nolo has stated that
the . tale of Tex.t.-i, under Intensive
cultivation, could produce ti,i-':h
food st u if s to feed the world. 4:
its far as It goes, flu ! v.- aoo'.t
Bickett's Career Should Be A Pride
To Every Citizen And An Inspiration
To Every Youth, Says Roland Beasley
I -' ) i t
fa. VrxSOf V V
l '. f , - 1 ' k 1
U.mm iinit. i- mmtt )m hrfjOatouJ U..'t.-.. .... .? nn' fl1;
UNION COUNTY MAN HAS
MADE GREAT EXECUTIVE
Old College-Mute Pays Ort-nt Tribute
to One of orth CarolniaV Most
ILS IIAII INTFHKSTINti C.VKF.KU
t.OVF.KNOli THOMAS WAI.TKU KICKKTT,
SAYS HE WOULDN'T HAVE IPEA-SUPERSTIIICN NEW
DONE If FOR THE WORLD! ONE TO LUTHER HUGGINS
lUnsoni llancoiii i :irecs I'.cif it t
Over the Killing til His IlitUlier,
WIU SCION K AT HAI COM S IIO.MK
"I wouldn't have done It for the
world." said Ransom UaucMn, slay
er of his own brother, as he met the
officers who hnd conic to take him in
custody. Tears streamed down his
cheeks as he shook bands with Sher
iff Fowler. Close by, near the road,
lay the body of his dead brother,
with a hole about the size of a saucer
lu his left breast. Just over the heart.
Death had been Instantaneous.
The killing occurred late Saturday
afternoon at the home of Ransom
Ilaurom, in New Salem township.
While the office: were bringing
their prisoner to Monroe, another
brother, Caston rhincom, was at U11
ioi ville have wounds,, which he te
cehed front a blow by a gun that was
usetl In the killing, dressed.
The story of the killing was related
to the officers by Ransom Daucom.
Hi two brothers, Charles and Caston
Kaucoiii, he said, came to his store
about 6 o'clock Saturday afternoon
to buy some gasoline. He refused to
sell them any, and they rode away,
firing a pisiol into the air as they
receded in the distance. Some of
these shots, the prisoner said, struck
his house. About thirty minutes later
they returned. He met them In his
front yard, and an exchange of words
ensued, the argument finally termi
nal ing In a strenuous tussle, It was
said, with Ransom on the- enemd
air: one of the brothers on top of
him. Getting up finally, he claims
to haxe secured his shot gun, and
wii!i a renewal of the fight, he struck
Ca-ton Haiicom with the pNiu, and
I hen fired it at his other brother,
Chules Haucom, the load of shot
talrng effect in his breast.
In giving his version of the shoot
ing. Ransom talkd Incoherently, and
when the officers questioned him in
to how be secured the cun he ad
miited that h;' was so frightened that
lie waa unable to remember.
It W!s a wild, desolate scene al tbo
hoi so that greeted the eyes of the of
ficers. W. II. lluuconi. father of the
boys, vas on bis knees in prayer,
and Ihe air whs rent with the screims
and cries of the women of the faniilv.
Hanson, himself, prnyefl nt intervals,
and he was a disheveled, usilulVd
man when he reached Monroe.
The gun that was used In the kil'
lim is said to be the same one that
had severely k'eked a young son of
Ransom Itnecom seveial weeks ai'o,
resulting in bis nViih.
Chaib'S Ilaurom, Ihe iirin who w 11
killed, Is about thirt v-t luce e.irs of
ace. while Ransom Ilaiitom is about
ihrity-five years of atn. Roth men
have several children.
This is the second imirdet of it"
kind to have been committed In this
county within the pist year, a South
Carolinian having killed his brother
near Mineral Springs as the result
of an argumint as to whether they
should continue In their car on to
Monroe or return home.
."tliulivilli Man Says He Never lleaitl
of It Until It Was Mentioned
by Wilmington Friend.
Xt) LOM.FH Il.U K.WOOD SUCTION
When doctors disagree they look
wise, quote a lot of Latin, and charge
it up to the pntitvit.
To the Editor of The Journal:
It apepars that you have started
o:uet!ii'ig by your statement in a
l eeeiit Issue of your paper that few
families in Union county were with
out peas for dinner New X ear's day.
You doubtless Intended no reflection
upon your native county by said
statement, but 1 believe your concep
tion of the superstitution of Union
county people is rather exaggerated
It Is a fact that Union was once
looked upon as a poor, back-woods
reel Ion, having been formed from the
gullies of Ansou anil the pftsiiiii'inn
orchards of Mecklenburg, but that
day has passed.
Union county now bears the dis
tinction of having more rural home
owners and more rural telephones
1 than any county in the Slate. The
I writer was reared in south Marsh
jville and north Lanes Creek lown-
ships and had never beard of the
I superstitious Idea of eating peas on
j New Year's day until Christmas wk
'of l!U'i when a former resilient of
I Wilmington brought the subject into
j Your reminiscences and Interviews
On other superstitious Ideas, however,
I affords an opportunity for me to
! furnish some first-hand Information,
' e';ieciallv in regard to small 'possums
(Climbing largo trees while large ones
'eoiitci.t theniselvis with a perch on
: i!hes or other small growth. Hav-
ii..; Ie en reared on a farm ami there
lore having experienced all the thrill
ing adventures the country boy is heir
to, 'possum-hunting became second
! nature to tne years hco. Hence it
I has been tny observation that the
Ismail 'possum does invariably hunt
the tall timbers when th" "!h"mi'
jdawg" gels in behind him, this be
cnuse of Ihe fart Hint he is "skeered"
! almost to death, while the larce one
shows his contempt for the "nfasly
jcur" by climbing .lust hiuh en vi;h to
' -'el out of reach of his pursuer. Just
,11 this point 'iivsuiii liii"!lii:enct
coiiics lo ;in end and he ni've;- lot a
r.ionitnt stops to relLet tint iV dot'
is backed up in hit murderous design
by a human beinr w 10 is inl'l'ii'ent
enough to use unsuspected methods
- in securing his prev.
L. r:. IIUC'IIV.
' Mnrshville, N. C. Jan. 10. 3 921.
Hut They Probably Were Not I. teen.
' It was the govern-'ss's birthtl y.
3 nil the little srirl had carefully saved
fifty cents of her own money to buy
n gift. Oayly she went shopping all
alone, savs the Springfield Union, ami
.came home bearing a package very
I "What tliti you fct. dorr?" asked
'mother, who had refrained from even
suggesting a gift, believing that thus
the child's initiative and Individual
ity would be developed.
"Handkerchiefs," came the happy
' "Handkerchiofs! Rut you couldn't
got many for fifty cents, could you?"
"Oh. mother, I found a nice
pbee where I could get ten for fifty
rents, and of ronre I bought "em."
Wc ettitorb nn- at hes't a tr -ful
hunch of'f'O'ov ;-. ' .' : 1 '. In 0
tltvi") ;,-( 11 'u t ; ',;,,,o we have
,0 if. c 1 v ', : II. nates to Ills Virl'les
ivii-o we know darned well he U
j shaking bands with the devil.
Cnssip takes an inch of truth r.nd
stietrhe it into a yard of story.
Hasten: otherwise you may not
have tomorrows nough to correct
the mistakes of your yestetdays.
By H. F. BF.ASEY.
Raleigh, Jan. 10. At noon Wed
nesday Governor Bickett winds up
fourteen years of public official ser
vice to the people of North Carolina.
His career should be a pride to every
citizen and nn inspiration to every
youth. We ate in the habit of look
ing back lo our great men of thejiast
to lind examples of great devotion
and great service, and are too prone
to overlook such examples within
our own time. I unhesitatingly say
that the career of this tine son of
grand old Union county affords as
Kit at an example of unselfish de
votion to humanity as is to be found
in the Ion : years of our past history.
Opening ' is last address lo the
getiet.:! a.-. tMiil.lv last Thursday,
Governor 1. leliet t said:
"The :,.. il;iiu thai I make for
myself ami the woman who work
ed and wali.. ! i my side is that in
peace and in vur we have diligently
'nueavoreti 1 . t- our position as a
lever to iiil the Mate lo higher levels
and as a liiiht to bail the people into
more excellent Ways."
Ami this piineiple has guided aim
not ii a.-, governor but all through
his career. Know hit: him from boy
hotel as I have 1 was iiuitati-i.t for
lain re, 1 felt that at last he had em
thought of accepting or sti l:,iir an
office. And when tlr people of
Franklin, his ."dopted cuun'.y, dieted
him in the full of limo to the legis
lature, I felt that at last he had em
barked upon a career which I felt
confident would not stop until the
people had called him to their highest
service. And when he made the
speech at Charlotte that caused him
to be qpmiQated attorney geueial and
showe'd the state that a new and
wonderful force had arisen anions
us, I was not a whit surprised. I
knew pertectly well what that rowdy
and eager crowd would do If they
could be made to hoar only his first
He had come to the legislature
with one and only one bill lu his
pocket. That was a bill to provide
more adequate treatment for the in
sane people of the state. Looking
over the record since that first ser
vice in the legislature with the hill
for the insane, through eight years
as attorney genet al ami four as gov
ernor, I know that it was 110 boast
when he used th.' words quoted above
as to the principle which has guided
his olficial life. He has sought "to
lead the people in more excellent
Above I said that Mr. Bic'ii"t't3
career ought to b: a prills to every
citi.en and nn inspiration to vouth.
Why? Not alone because he has
made good, but because he has made
gootl on the single and simple plat
form of "trying to lead the people
I Into more excellent w ays." lie has
I won without stooping to anything.
Not in all his career has he deemed
I It necessary to be aligned with any
I faction or any Interest, or. to serve
:any thing or any put pose other than
this high deM. We are prone to say
and to think that politics are bad
'and politicians selfish. Rut here Is
Ihe finest sueess based upon ability
'coupled with Ideas of service. Not
lis not the significant thing that a
'man can be found who is willing to
serve, but that the people themselves
will stand by a man who does serve
If he has the abaility and the de
votion nece'sary lo challenge their
support. Neither patriots nor pit
triotism is dead.
! Mr. llickotl has a great passion and
a gre:tt art. His passion is for find
nu the right and the just way and
his a t U in iiii'kinr thai way appenr
gootl to ot):M' people. He r-cognizes
as no other public 1 inn I know does,
the fact that fundamental righteous
ness in all human relationships !s IhO
most abfivhing quc-Hon that con
fronts modern socio; v, and through
all his oiTicinl I ff this has b 'en bis
quest. It has been bis mot if. "In
all thy getting, get wisdom." This
wImIohi is ihe primary thing need
ful In our detnocrary today.
Of the many hie tlrngs of this
adtiiinistrat Ion, 1 "anno! now r-penk.
I aM spesk'ng ' motive. In th
liiidsl of Ihe sell nis things of peac?
and w-ir. Governor Rickett's person
ality ha.-. t"-i ;, bright and lasting
sparkle. 1 ctunot count the times'
that I h.'v" heni-fi him Fpeak, nor
the great pe dvs he has made. But
1 have never heml him make a dull
or fiibbv one anywhere at any time
nor of nnv length. His enthusiasm,
his briehtneso nnd his novelty are as
great today as they were, ten years
ago. He has not gone stale. And he
goes out of office as fresh and power
ful n he can.e In. No governor of
tnv tiuie has bad any tmjre inflnetip?
with the letislniure pnd vi J. fias
made no enemies, threatened no ons
nor offered any reward other
than the pleit"ro which comes from
vvalkit.Vin "the more excellent way."
Put off unimportant thines until
tomorrow and then forget to do them.