Mount Airy New*. ML Airy, N. C, May.**, ira J. S. JOHNSON A 8QM. MWmm SUBOCKimON RATMi THE POOL AND HIS MONEY Tha 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, 611,000* 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. Mta«M 'jprtrzr 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 term. RECALLING OLD TIMES 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 KNOCKING THE FARMERS 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 tl.an 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. WE THINK THERE IS ' NO CANDY AS GOOD AS ffJU£2?zZZ> 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 I 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 gJB. 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 ?v *f.