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Monroe Enquirer.
Tbe answer is, “When it lacks ‘pep*!”
There are many kinds of handclasps,
but only one real handshake. The latter
leaves you, not with crashed knuckles,
but with a tingling: sensation at the
fingertips; it demonstrates warmth,
sincerity, interest and enthusiasm. Ail
others are merely perfunctory.
Take the “politician’s shake,” for
It is overdone. True, the strength of
the clasp is there, but genuineness' and
honesty of purpose are lacking. The
real thing is only stimulated. In the
langnagge of the theatre, it is a “take
off” of the true expression.
Going to the other extreme, we ex
perience handclasps at social and other
formal affairs. In most instances they
are as feigned as the stereotyped re
marks that accompany them. The tips of
three fingers gingerly extended with a
verbal “How-dee-doo” do not typify
frankness or integrity. Rather, this cere*
money is tinged with hypocrisy.
Then there are jieople who like to
make an acquaintance with the
“bluster” type of handshake. In doing
so they want people to think they are
frank and straightforward, a “diamond
in the rough,” so to speak, but the
exertion belies the desired impression-
Everybody knows the pump-handle
shake. It is stilted, of course, and not in
keeping with the drawingroom, hut it is
far better than the icy and inert hand
sometimes extended to you. The latter
has no more feeling than a Chinese
executioner; it is proffered more as a
habit, than anything else.
Os course there are people who don’t
shake hands—but we will hastily pass
over them.
The real lionest-to-goodness greeting
is that. Arrant old-fashioned one that
comes near making the knuckles “crack”
hut doesn’t, the fell of which is suf
ficient to warm the very cockles of the
An example? Oh. the handclasp you
experienced on returning home from
war. It. was conflict, you know, that
gave us the custom in the first place.
In the distant past every man was
armed and when two men met who
wished to be friendly they clasped each
other’s right hand (the sword arm) for
mutual protection.
Now wfe will introduce the editor of
the Osborne Enterprise who. you will
admit, doesn't mince words about what
a real handshake is like:
“Did you ever shake hands with one
of those human jelly fiish who lets his
or her hand hang limp ami loose in (
yours? If you have you arc surely to be •
“If there is anything that should
have all the kick that it can produce we
think shaking hands ought to. We rather
admire those old pumpliamlle, finger
busting. wrist-twisting, hearty hand
shakes. They put pep into a fellow. <
A good hearty handshake is about
as good for a fellow who is feeling all
down and out as a long conference with ,
a man who has made a big success. Just
give a fellow a good handshake and
watch him pep up. It is a donder work
"But those mushy, gooey, soft-shelled
handshakes get our angora. We mean
the sort, that make you feel as if you
had made some horrible mistake or
were suspected of committing some big
crime. When we get hold of a fellow
who want to * shake in this manner
about the only thing that w r e can think
of is a morgue. Makes us feel cold ami 1
clammy and disappointed in humanity |
in general. A fellow imagines he has .
suddenly been thrust into a church with
most of his wearing apparel still at
“Honestly, now, if we lmd our choice (
between shakiug hands with one of these
fellows «awl eating-a handful of angle- j
worms,’we’d take the latter and call it
a real trade.”
said unto her. I am the resurrection, and .
thejife: he that believeth in ine, though .
sie were dead, yet shall he live: and who
soever liveth and believeth in me shall j
nevjnr die. Believ.eth thou this?—John ,
11; :25, 20. [ 1
•Tell him to take Co<| Liver Oil for a *
couple of months and get enough good 1
healthy flesh on ’his bones to look like
a real man. r
Tell him lie won't have to swallow
the nasty oil with (he nauseating fishy
taste, because the McCoy Laboratories, of
New York, are now’ putting up Uod Liver
Oil in sugar coated tablet form. 1
Ask for McCoy e Cod Liver Oil Com- f
pound Tablets at the Pearl Drug Com- 1
pany and every druggist worthy the name 1
sells them —fit) tablets—6o cents. Any <
man or woman can put on five pounds <
of healthy, flesh in 30 days or your drug- !
gist will willingly refund the purchase 1
price. i
One woman put on 15 pounds in six '
weeks. Children grow robust and !
strong. 1
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THE public and paper postage
Charlotte Observer.
The Postoffice Commision now en
gaged in getting information on the
workings of the new postal rates has
been told quite fully what the news
papers think about the rates in effect
since April, but the general public hasn’t
as yet voiced its complaint. It has mail
tons of *>econd-class matter, as it has
been in the habit of doing for years,
without thinking about increased rates
on newspapers and other publications
mailed by individuals, with the result
that its stuff has been held up for addi
tional postage, and when this was not
forthcoming, has been carted out of
every postoffice in the country and de
A man buy* a five-cent paper, sees
• something in it that he knows will i»-
■ terest his friend at a distance, sticks on
what he thinks is necessary in the way
? of stamps, and mails it. His friend
never gets it unl«*» he forwards the
necessary additional postage, and if he
does, the five-cent paper has cost the two
of them more than the p«i>er itself cost.
Only recently a local man mailed an
Observer to his son at Camp Glenn at
a cost of six cents.
We submit when Uncle Sam gets to
charging more for carrying a newspaper
a hundred mil** so than the publishers
themselves charge for the paper, he is
exceeding the limit. Postage rates on
publications, like all other charges for
service, ultimately fall back on the
public—the ultimate consumer; and that
person today is paying the increased
chargee on publications; but he also is
paying what is in effect a nuisance tax.
and a more hr less outrageous tax. when
ho attempts to send second-haud publi
cations through the mails to friends and
relatives, a thing Americans always have
had a habit of doing and a thing that
has been attended by more or less
pleasure both to the person sending and
the person receiving.
The idea that the Post office depart
ment must, be self-supporting is as ab
surd as a demand that the Department
of Justice pay its way or that the Army
turn out. a product equal in value to its
expenses; and when private distribu
tion of any product, papers or Avhat not.
can be secured at a less cost than the
Government cau distribute through the
mails, a situation results which carries
no pleasing commentary on the business
geniius of the Postoffieo department-
Americans are burdened half to death
with taxes to pay for governmental ser
vices, and on top of their general taxes,
they are aggravated by thi* new
nuisance of a postal tax in order to
carry on their pleat*ant practice of ex
changing publications with each other
—most of which they unwittingly con
sign to the trash pile along with the
postagge they have paid on it, because
they did not think to go to the postof
tice. have a paper weighed most care
fully and its postage figured to a half
Auto Styles.
The Pathfinder.
It is announced, with a great flourish
that the Studebaker Co. is to stop put
ting out new models of autos every year
and instead will keep adding improve
ments whenever they are deemed wise.
This new policy is heralded a* a won
derful departure. One purpose is to
avoid the ill-will which auto purchasers
feel when they buy what claims to lx*
the late word in motor ears, only to
find that the makers keep putting out
new and professedly much superior cars
every little while, so that the old model
becomes obsolete and greatly depreciated
in market value.
This "new” policy is indeed a wel
come advance. The Studebaker Go. could
have adopted it long ago and thus got
the benfit of it if they had taken the :
advice of the Pathfinder, for that is one
of the ideas this paper has always harped 1
oil. For instance, in our issue of Aug
uset 0, 1024, we said: “We intend to
diseuorage in every way we can these '
constant changes of models and styles
in manufactured products.” We have
found that mo6t of the manufacturers :
are not anxious to accept suggestions
for improvements and that they have to
be forced to them by public sentiment.
M e think they would show more wis- '
dom if they would lay less stress on
"selling points” fancy doo-dads and
changes of styles atnl devote their ener
gies to making products that will give
their patrons the greatest possible solid
value for their money.
Are we right, or aren’t we?
Three Hundred Bushels of Com on Ten
(By the* ANMoofiited Pmi)
Morganton, Aug. 10.—M. R. Rudisil,
of Henry River, in Burke county, has a
ten-acre field of corn that will make at
least 200 bushels, reports Farm Agent
It. L. Sloan. "This corn,” he said, “is
on high hill land and while the continued t
drouth is cutting the crop to some ex
tent. corn on the other hand in the same
neighborhood is drying up without even
making shoots. The explanation lies i
in the years of soil building with lime
and ,red clover together with good farm
practices as proper cultivation and seed
Our New Mechanically Refriger
ated ,
Autopolar Fountain
keeps ice cream in the most per
fect condition. With this new au
tomatic refrigerating device, it is
possible to hold the temperature
to the zero mark if desired, ana
this insures all ice cream and
drinks in the best, of condition.
On the Square , Phone 22
Greeneboro Patriot.
A man who tried to see what Christian
. charity is like, starting to walk from
Newark, N. 3., to Cincinnati and return,
didn't find much Christianity, he said.
He had to walk too much. He went
on his trip penniless.
He didn’t want to walk all the way.
He would flag dqwu autos or try to flag
them down or accost people in them and
ask for a ride. One out of every tVirty
gave him a ride. So it is concluded
that the other twenty-nine are not Chris
tians and had no charity. ,
It can’t be proved that way. They
may be Christians and have a great deal
of charity, but they just have sense.
They have too much sense to pick up
? strange men on the road. Strange men
- on the road may be Christians, may be
i evangelists, as was the man who wore
out his shoes trying to find charity, and
1 again they may be robbers and murder
, ers.
, Some persons, out of the goodness of.
, their hearts, have picked up strangers on
the roads and been killed because they
, were charitable, robbed and beaten.
It may all right to pick up a
strange men on the road but some peo
, pie have died from it. They must have
. regretted it while they were being knock
; ed on the head.
Just how dangerous the roads are is
seen from the fact that this seeker after
. Christian charity was held up every 118
. miles. What did lie expect. Other
people, knowing the roads full of hold
up men. don't care to beheld up every
US miles. Being held up is not pleas
ant nor profitable.
He was offered some coffee and some
whiskey, six drinks of whiskey to one of
coffee, which shows that prohibition is
not yet a blanket. Some men would
have considered themselves in great luck
at being offered liquor and have kept on
walking, despite the hardships if they
could get six drinks of liquor to one of
coffee. We are fraid that some people
will start long walking tours now. He
was offered jobs by twelve bootleggers,
but of course he eottld not take liquor
nor jobs.
People even wouldn't stop when he. lay
dow’ij as if injured. Feigning injury
he lay down anil counted 232 automobiles
pass without stopping. They probably
put on a little more gas when they saw
him there. A few stopped and what
must the occupants of the ears have
thought when they saw him rise up and
say that he wasn't hurt, that he was
just fooling? They probably regretted
stopping at all. and began to think about
their life insurance and whether hell is
as hot as they heard. That man was
lucky that he didn’t get shot, putting
himself ill the road and fooling people
that way.
No. it wasn't a fair test. Good roads
are good things, hut only to ride upon.
They are not good to walk on. nor to
stop When people flag down. The best
way is to scoot on. If a person stops
to pick up a strong looking man and
gives him a ride the driver's relatives
may be gathering in the parlor in a few
days and hearing the will read ami ven
der how it got out that he had so much
more property than he did leave.
There is such a thing as Christian
Clarity, but few people feel themselves
able to play it on the roads.
Monday. August 10, 1925
Centenary of the birth of John YY.
Mears. noted New Y'ork educator and re
Then years ago today the first civilian
military training camp was opened at
Whether the present Liberal govern
ment in. New shall be con
tinued or shall be replaced by a Conserv
ative administration will lie decided in
the general elections in that Province to l
The annual convention of the Inter
nationa! Typographical I'nion, one of the
oldest anil most influential of American
labor organizations, will meet in Kala
mazoo. Mich., today and continue in ses
sion through the week.
Other prominent labor organizations
whose annual conventions open today are
the International Longshoremen's Asso
ciation, at Montreal; the Hotel and
Kest’aurant Employee's International Al
liance. at Montreal, and the Cigarmakers’
International I'nion at Boston.
World's Greatest Battleships.
London, Aug. 10.—The two greatest
batt!eshi|is in the world, the Nelson and
the Rodney, are rapidly nearing comple
tion. The Nelson will lie launched next
month and the Rodney in January.
Either of'them could tight a whole squad
ron of pre-war dreadnoughts and each
will have cost about $30,000,000 by the
time it takes its plaee in the British
fleet. Their speed, range of gunfire,
weight of broadside armor protection
against guns, aircraft and torpedoes, ren
der them practically iruluseruotible. I'n
iisual precautions have been taken to
prevent details of their const ruction be
ing made public.
1 Tim u Hubert HouDen.' the Ger
! man sprinter who recently surprised
be athletic universe by defeating
; the great Charley Paddock in Berlin.,
' Houben is figuring bn paying this
.'country a visit in the (all to show
|Ma speed and strive tor soms of our
t Lexington Di«pa4ch.
i . Dr J* Pa, *son the University,
the State’s chief human statistician,
told the welfare officers last week that
' there are approximately 132.000 white
illiterates in North Carolina— adult
illiterates, if you pien*e—and that one
r out rvery five voters cannot read
j even the ballot
Dr. Branson was basing his figures,
j he stated, on records made by students
in census work In thirteen counties.
These. counties may have been repre
r srntative, though they are not named,
I but the sections of the counties on
which the figures were based may not
> have been representative of the educa
( tion of the counties as a whole. Any
v way this paper is a little inclined to the
x belief that Dr. Branson was It'd to place
I his figures somewhat too high. But how
ever that is, the fact remains that there
is far too much adult illiteracy in North
t Carolina
, As to the remedy, we can see but one
effective method of stopping adult
illiteracy and that is to stop illiteracy
l Among children. In fact, we believe the
, State has already .advanced for on the
i road to an educated citizenship, both
white and black. There arc few children
now growing up anywhere in North
Carolina who cannot read and write to
an extent to enable them to gain a fair
measure of intelligent information about
the world around them. Providing of
good school facilities for every child and
then enforcement of the law that says
the child must not ho deprived by his
elders of this opportunity will effectual
ly destroy illiteracy. Dr. Branson
should keep in mind the condition that
existed in North Carolina before Ayeock
and for a good many years thereafter.
While rapid progre— was made moh
year after Ayeock’s program for educat
ing the masses begun to work, more
actual progress in providing first class
school facilities for the children of all
sections of the State has been made in
the last five years than in the twenty
that went before.
We have conducted “moonlight” cam
paigns to try and wipe out adult illi
teracy. but all of our good intentions
were little more than moonshine. The
remedy lies in keeping right on at the
work of stopping illiteracy where it
starts. Bit tie can be doue to remedy the
situation after the public school age kasj
been passed.
While the adult illiteracy still is large,
the figures for the entire population
must show a decided advancement each
year, an increasing advancement each
school year toward a State that will
have no citizens who cannot read and
write. It is a good thing, however, for
someone like Dr. Branson tov call our
attention to the job that needs to bo
woiked at without letting up.
Fifteen Years for a Drink.
London. Aug. 10.—It has just been dis
closed that in the war a sentry at Back
pool Fort, neai* Ryde, placed his rifle
against the sea wall while he went'for a
drink. The rifle was observed through
a searchlight by the authorities at Ports
mouth, five miles away. A telephone
message was sent to the fort. The sen
try was court martialled and sentenced
tofifteen years’ penal servitude.
If you do. you of course must
have sanitorv, durable, non-leaky
wash tubs. Let us install oiir
new porcelain laundry tubs with
both hot and cold water faucets
and your laundry will be right up
to date. Our tubs can be easily
fitted to any make of washing
Office and Show Room 39 E. Corbin St.
Office Phone 334 W
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Maintain; the Body in Good Physical
Condition Advised.
| (Member Gorgas Memorial Institute;
Attending Surgeon Los Angeles Uen
, eral Hospital).
I There is an ideal method for develop
ing cancer. The first dictum is, eat
immoderately, especially for the fun of
! it; particularly of meat, eggs and rich
foods, with overcooked fresh
vegetables and artificially preserved can
ued goods.
Don't exercise, «o that the waste of
the body will b? deposited in the tissues
as a poison instead of being thrown out
of the system through the natural chan
In fact, treat yourself as the farmer
does the goose fie is stuffing for market.
In this way you will become fat, breath
less, nncomfortable, mentally depressed,
generally deficient and disagreeable to
yourself anil to others.
Also drink little water in place of a
minimum of two or three quarts a day.
This will cumpel you to force the bowels
with irritating patent pills to overcome
the resulting const ipn/.on. In addi
tion. this will prevent the washing from
the blood of the offending and destruc
tive bodily waste through the kidneys. -
The reason that the satisfying liquid
mellowness of pure water knocked out
whiskey in the comparatively recent, cel
ebrated contest, was that nothing has,
can or ever will take its place. Water
is a Divine essence when used freely,
but large numbers don't know it. The
Gorgas Memorial Institute believes your
health will be improved if you would
drink six to eight glasses of water each
It is not necessary to say anything
about bathing. Civilized ntau does that
naturally more often than he does other
tilings' that would keep his system active
and effective.
Then, how many are red faced, fat
and wheezy because they breathe only
by compulsion? This usually means
just enough to keep going moderately.
And we wonder why pneumonia or tu
berculosis gets us, and are inclined to
blame it on bad luck or God. Most
of us never give the top and bottom of
onr lungs any fresh air until we run for
a street car. But when we do. we put
a snddden dangerous strain on the heart.
A sprint for the train or a spurt up a
flight of stairs should do us no harm at
any age of our existence if we kept in
trim all the time in place of only oc
Cancer, in early life, is unfortunately
quite uncommon. But in die middle
age, under-exercised, overfat, worried
man or woman, it too often becomes the
“stinging death" of the ancients. As a
result the food drunkards, water pau
pers. misers, of wakefulness and air skin
flints in whom cancer delights to revel,
are increasingly numerous.
Why people will neglect to observe
the simple, common, everyday comfort
ing and life-saving rules that will pro
tect against cancer and many other of
the abominable lot of diseases, is beyond
the comprehension of physicians who See
the dire results of their folly every day.
What then shall we do?
Drink wholly clean water ami little
else in the way of fluid.
Take at least fifty deep breaths of un
adulterated air every ilay.
Sleep sufficiently to keep our brain
Honestly exercise our muscles, trunk
and extremities so that onr brain, heart,
lungs, kidneys, bowels, liver and skin
cannot harbor that "Soul of Hell" which,
for want of a better name, we call can
wait upon the Lord shall renew I’tcir
strength: they shall mount up with
wings as eagles: they shall run and Hot
be weary: and they shall walk, and not
faint.—lsaiali 40:31.
Out Where the Pavissg Ends
Ever noticed the cars you meet In that it can pull through where
out-of-the-way places, approached heavy cars must balk.
by narrow, twisting trails, or rough t,- , .
country roads ? They are Fords— a^ d
nearly everv one explore. I here are delights await*
nearly eveiy one. in g you away from the beaten path
To the Ford car no going is too bard. that few know. Leave the crowds
Every road is open to it—by-ways and the highways behind you. It
and highways alike. It is so fight it costs but little—and it will be a
rarely ever “ mires In ”, so powerful vacation you will never forget.
Runabout/ - - $260 Coupe - - $520
Touring Car - 290 Fordor Sedan - 660
On open c*r» demountable rime and htarter*ere SBS extra
Full alxe balloon Urea $25 extra. A lt pricet t. o. b. Detroit
Tudor Sedan : Please tell me how I can secure a Ford Car on easy payments: j
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THE life ambition of Powel
Crosley, Jr., is abont tfe'be
realized. Four years ago, be
fore he was referred to ns 1 “the
Henry Ford of Radio,” hi- want
ed to buy a one-tube nnlio re»
ceiver fpr his son to play J wijfu
He was informed .it wbultl; opsf 7 !
5130.00. Feeling ’ tnhT was 'en
tirely 100 much money to spend
fpr a boy’s toy and also realiz
ing there must be other fathers
who would like to give radio
sets to their children, he made
up his mind to someday build
a radio set which would be
within the pocket-book reach
of everybody.
Success has crowned the ef
forts of the inventor of the new
single-tube regenerative recclv-
Daddy ’s coming with
k mgWrigf,etfs!
. This delightful. lon|-
Jl refreshment gives
firjn N \ the penny a bigger
y/lr S ° atld swee *
And then when you
the Httie_folks are
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Monday, August 10, 1925 v
er ! which he has called the
• ‘ , pup”'hc.eause it is the smallest
rej)l radio set in-, the world.
The tremendous production fa
cilities fn his Cincinnati plants
•makes it possible to sell the set
'for A radio oftthis kind
, o»»«k«itt'nosSiblc to “take your
t’liferlJilrfheirt with you.” It
weighs about a pound and is
only 3% by 4% by 4% inches. 1
Experiments have demon
strated this single-tube receiver
will pick-up. signals from dis
tant broadcasting stations with
excellent volump and the super
power stations “pound right
in.” Its inventor believes that
it will not he long until foreign
high-power slatipns will he
heard with a one-tube receiver.

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