North Carolina Newspapers

    Mount Airy New*.
ML Airy, N. C, May.**, ira
far the Oitau, but th* Ger
ier is too much for our
fatka who love Um dollar ao well that
thoy an wilting to apaeutota. It to
now cowing to light that Oarmany
haa baa* buying raw material, such
aa cotton, coppar, wheat, com and
such other food producta aa thto
country funushaa, in rack large
quantities aa to aatonteh tha world
Laat year her purehaaea of raw
Material amounted to mere than
thirty million* of dollar*. And tha
purehaaea aa far thto year ahow that
they are buying more thto year than
they did laat
"Aa German trade operation* in the
United Statea have been ateadlly in
creasing during the paat two year*,
wonder ha* grows aa to the aource of
ouch va*t purchasing power. T^a
ear ret to out- German revenue for
buying purposes in thia country to
derived from the aala of many bil
lion* of practically worthleaa German
paper marks. By that proceaa enor
mously large gold credits have been
established, and it ia againat thee*
that Germany ia being able to draw
for commodity purehaaea.
"Federal authoritiea in Waahington
declare it ia impossible to a tats tha
exact amount the Germane have thus
acquired. It is aaid to total not laaa
than $900,000,000 and may reach aa
high aa $1,600,000,000. Manifeatlv
there waa enough available in Ameri
ca in 1921 to finance purehaaea that
were not far from $400,000,000. Pro
feaaor Caaaell, a diatinguiahed Swe
dish economist participating in tha
Genoa Conference, stated on April 14
that the sale abroad of German paper
mark* and mark securities "la the
greateat swindle in history."
"Aa far aa the United Statea to con
cerned, German gold credits from
sales of "waste paper" currency have
been built up by two classes of peo
ple. One class consist* of sheer specu
lators, who tlunk gambling in marks
to a profitable adventure. They have
piled up in safes and vaulta the
biggeat stacks of "stage money" that
has been accumulated in thia country
since the Confederate states went out
of the currency printing buaineaa..
The other clut, which has contribut
ed ao prodigally toward eatabliahiag
a German credit balance in American
bank*, ia made up of German iympa
th ixeri, mainly the hyphenate* of pre
war and war day*, who from a sense
>f patriotiam have ruahed to the aid
of the "fatherland."
"It ia well known that during the
paat two year* everybody in America
who had an acquaintance, a friend, a
relative or a correspondent in Ger
many haa been badgered to send over
American dollar* in exchange for Ber
lin'* paper money. It would be re
preaented that Germany was "com
ing back" faat; that the sinking mark
was sure sooner or later to reach bot
tom, and tha; then the direction would
be upward."
Not only are the Germans able to
aell our people their worthless money,
but they are aelling their cheap goods
at such low prices as to cause our own
people to be thrown out of employ
ment by the thousand, for our manu
facturers are not able to compete
with them in the marketa of the world.
They pay their laborer* • pittance
that will keep life in the body and
thu* can undersell our manufacturers
Numerous American Industrie* are
feeling German competition severely.
It is reported in Washington that the
great glove trade in central New York
State Ts virtually "paralyzed" by the
invasion of cheap-priced German
leather and cotton gloves, with which
it is out of the question for American
manufacturers to compete. Many
factories are said fr> have shut down
directly on that account.
"American cutlery manufacturers
are in a state of anxiety over the
"dumping" of German knives, razors
and scissors in quantities and at
prices that it ii absurd for American
factories and American labor to try to
meet. Germany before the war al
ways had a big cutlery market in the
United States. Not only, however,
are her total sales here today greater
in dollars than in 191S-1914, but ow
ing to ridiculously low prices she is
now "dumping" 10, 20 and 80 times
the amount of actual cutlery wares
into American markets. It is being
bought with avidity because of the
irresistibly cheap cost, i-na'.i'y con
sidered. An instance is a clever
little Docket safety rasor kit, which Is
laid down in the United States from
Germany, after payment of carriage,
tariff and commissions, at a lower
price per dosen than it costs to manu
facture a single one of the same kind
of kits In tftia country. That instance
can be multiplied in 100 other cate
goriee of small goods such as (tares,
hosiery, toys, earthenware and motion
picture films. There also has been an
enormous increase in the sale of Ger
man newsprint paper. In the last
year before the war only J73.0O0
worth of that commodity came from
Germany. In 1921 imports were fS,
Tkia Yowf Couple to Wmi
Register of Deeds Henry Wolfe
last Friday issued marriage license to
1. ft. White aa4 Bthecoa Wood who
Ihre Mar Kosk The groom gave hia
age as «. the bride M.
one «• Ue. Jwt M If
thiag sjslast • m ts
Um mwm HMopforkM.
MA who knows *o little aboaf p
We had not thought of H Won H
m chtipd, bat wo on not the lout
surprised to bo told that tho wn
papers of this district on for Mr.
Gravsa. Why dual J they not boT Ho
Ito* mod* an offleor who so conducts
tho public's affair* aa to call forth tho
praiao of practically all the Intelligent
cltisens of tho district,
A man of Insight can road tho news
papers and got a very definite idea of
the thought and sentiment of a people,
for tho papers, In a very large way,
reflect the thought and sentiment of
the people among whom tMy circu
late. A newspaper does not Just
simply giro forth the thought and
ideas of the man who edits It, but It
la something in the nature of a look
Ing glass that reflbcta the thought of
all the people with whom the editor
cornea In contact. An editor is In
fluenced by thoae about him and by
the thought of the general public,
Just ss other people are Influenced
by them. The reading and thinking
people of the country are the ones
who find their way into a newspaper
office and with whom an editor is
largely brought into contact. He see*
but little of the unthinking class, for
this class has but little business In
or about a newspaper office. To
know that the newspapers hare lined
ap tor a man for a certain office la a
very definite way of reaching a con
clusion that the thinking and reading
public is also lined up for him.
We are not the least surprised to
hear that the newspapers ars for Mr.
Graves for Solicitor, for his record aa
a prosecuting officer is such a good
one that the people are almost certain
'to retain him in office for another
The editor's wife found an old
I friend one day hut week and waa de
lighted. When the editor got home
the had talk like this: "Did you aee
that little negro girl who waa hare
yesterday. She is a grand daughter
of old Uncle Wash Long who used tp
always help us to kill hogs. Mother
never thought the hogs were killed aa
they should be without Wash was
there tb drees t>»e heads and the feet."
And then she wanted to know if we re
called the days back in childhood when
hog killing day came. And then she
took the delight of a child in telling
over, just as if we did not remember,
how the whole performance was en
acted. To put it in her words as beat
we can, her version ran something
like this. Pap would get down his
j rifle and clean it out and melt lead
; and run the bullets, in a mold, with
| which to shoot the hogs. You know
they shot the hogs back then, at least
Pap always did. Then Wash Long
would be sent for and when the day
would come to kill, a long while be
fore day, every one was up and out at
the big fire that was made to heat
rocks to put in the scalding tub to
heat the water. Around the big fire
the children would romp and by day
light the water would be rrady and the
work of the day begin. After the
hoija were killed everybody worked
with a vim until the big porker* were
all hung up to cool and to dry before
the work of carving was commenced.
Of course Wash was kept busy with
the heads and the feet, for the heads
and feet were to be made into "souse
meat" later on. And Wash was the
judge of how much salt was to be put
on \ te ham t and Waah could always
get just the right amount on so they
were sweet and good.
And then we reminded her of the
sport that the kid* had blowing op
the hog bladders, and ahe blushing
recalled that, too.
And then she wanted to kao* why
the farmers have quit keeping hog*
and having the old time hog killing
day. We could not give her any good
reason for letting the old custom
pass, for really there is bom. And
then ahe wondered what Pap did with
all that meat, and recalled how the
•idea and hams and shoulder* hung in
long row* te the smokehouse for
months after the hog killing day.
Evidently Pap had meat to aall as
well at to uaa.
Te editor and his wife must ha
getting along in yean to ha recall
ing such ancient history.
The unwisdom of good people seek
ing to he excused from Jury aanlue
Was emphasised in Dr. Toung*s ad
tfr«M Monday evening.
' Miss Lois Hayaore la viaitteg
Miaaea Annie Moot* aad Addle
Zimmerman at Sural Hall before re
turning ahe will vteK Mrs. Yatee IB
I> thaae daya etf <
ins talk it la often said that the
will fall far (he raamm that ha
K i
days, and ha i
until all tha othar farmeta war* off
the market. And that waa hia plan—
| wait until tha othare had Mid and
I tat a batter price. On tha fam wa
I had a good Mall dwaWng that wa
I uaad for a pack houaa. Whan wa
curad a barn at tobacco w* did nat
wait for it to cobm in order, but ronr
rd gallons of water on tha i*rn floor
whila tha barn waa fat warm after tha
firaa wet* stopped. Wa wm'.-hed tha
tobacco closely and aa Mgn aa tha
laaf waa aoft, and tha tteoi not rat
damp, wa hastily moved tha tobaceo
! to the pack houaa and put in one pile,
stick and all, at a time when tha to
bacco could hardly be handled with
out breaking some of It. Pached down
in thia dry condition it waa a prublsai
to get K in order to atrip later on. It
would dry out in tha pUe and ha aa
sound aa It could be until it waa dia-i
turbed. Packed down that way J
bam of tobacco would keep until,
dooms day. If aimply let alone. It
would be the eaaleet thing at all to
pack down tobacco and not bother it
until the market waa ready and then
order and atrip aa the demand called
for it. Simple, you sea, when you
once know how.
Misa Anna Reece returned to her
home Saturday ranch improved in
health after spending several m on tha
in Martin hoepital for treatment.
bur all tha «xrt aiaspt t partioo 41
the eu«t>. which the town Mpa to
wL^kT*arera ordered*)*)*? art: Afl;
that part of Boekford atraet not m j
h|W to tay ot MB irlwi the lack-1
ford atraat NltMiat church to Wat
ad. Labaaaa atreet ta enfonta
limit* Worth atraat extending paaa
M. A. Jonas piupoily.
The commissioners alao took artr
tha paving of that part of Backford
street to tha Boekford itmt Metho
dist chatch which tha state does not
build. Oa this atraat tha state to go
ing to build aa 18 faat aomiata road
and tha town and pro party mm,
according to tha reoohrtton adoptod
Tuaaday night, will pay for tha other
It faat. Tha town will pay for ana
half of thia 12 faat and aach abutting
property owner one-fourth. State
•urreyor* are now at work making
anrveya of thia work beginning at
the Bockford road bridge.
raw Entarpriaa for Mount Airy
Baoaley Beaaley haa opened up a
lumber plant on tha eorner of Frank
tin and South atreeta where Taah A
jjhort were formerly located.
Mr. Beaaley la adding another story
to the bnilding and haa built addi
tional storage room for lumber and
building material. In addition to hia
lumber bualneaa Mr. Beaaley haa pur
chased an up to date roller mill which
he will hiatal] at once. Thia mill la
of the latest kind and will be a four
atand style. Baring had many years
experience in the milling and lumber
bualneas Mr. Beaaley will, no doubt,
be successful in his new buaineea.
When you arc fending candy to Her. he «urc it meuurcs up ,to
your opinion of her. Girls think more about candy than men, and the
safest thing you can do M to take our advice and tend Whitman'*.
Wc know what ahe chooses when the has a chance. Choose it (or her.
W. S. Wolfe Drug Co.
, Agent Vu Lindley Florist
Special Balance of Week
$7.25 Fibre Fern Boxes At $5.95
Carter-Walker Furniture Co.
Mina Taylor Dresses
Mina Taylor Dresses, you know, are dresses for home and street wear, so conspicuous for
their lovely colors; for the quality of their fabrics, for the care given their making, that they
seem to say to a woman, "You look pretty all the time."
It is because Mina Taylor reflects so"perfectly the charm that "home" dresses can possess,
that Jackson Bros, take pleasure in featuring a great special showing of these dresses, each at
an unusually attractive price.
They are as always, Jack Tar quality—fully guaranteed, fast colors and give satisfac
tion in every way. N
We have a full line of dresses, wash suits in all sixes and colon for boys and girls. Prices
are right to make quick sales.
Jackson Brothers
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