North Carolina Newspapers

    THURSDAY, MAY 30. 1935
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THE story comes late in the
Old Testament chronology,
dealing with the period when there
were numerous Jews in Mesopo
tamia, descendants of those who
were carried away
captive by Nebuch
adnezzar in 586 B.
C. A hundred years
had passed and,
while many Jews
mm naa returnea 10
m Palestine, others
wete settled in dif
ferent parts of the
big unwieldly Per
sian kingdom, ruled
lover by Ahasuerus.
M o r d e c a i was
Iplotted against by
Bruce Barton a politician named
Haman, wha through misrepresenta
tion caused the king to promul
gate a decree of massacre against
the Tews. It was at this crisis
that Mordecai went to Esther, de
manding that she should go in unto the
king, to make supplication unto
him, and to make request be
fore him for her people.
She replied that no one was per
mitted to approach the king with
out being sent for by name and
that the penalty of disobedience
was death. In noble words Mor
decai argued the case, and at length
Esther was persuaded.
Go,' gather together all the
Jews that are present in Shu
shan (she replied), and fast ye
for me, and neither eat nor
drink three days, night or day :
likewise; and so will I go in
unto the king, which is not ac
cording to the law: and if I
perish, I perish.
I also, and my maiden will fast
The' third day came. Modestly
but with firm step and head erect,
she moved into the inner court
where sat Ahasuerus on his mighty
throne. There was an awful mo
ment of suspense while the cour
tiers watched with bated breath to
see what destruction would descend
upon this girl who had dared to
break the law. But her beauty was
irresistible. The king held out his
scepter, the sign of royal recog
nition. Esther knelt and touched
it and made her plea and won.
A new decree was promulgated;
the Jews were restored to favor
and began promptly to take ad
vantage of their opportunities to
grow rich. Haman by poetic jus
tice was hanged on the high gal
lows which he had built for Mor
decai. The finest passage in the whole
book is Mordecai's ringing answer
to Esther when she hesitated to
approach the king,, arguing that her
feeble strength and abilities could
not possibly prevail in such an
Those words have rung down the
corridors of Time as an undying
challenge to, the courage and faith
of youth. "Let no fainthearted
ness turn you aside from the duty
to which vou are clearly called, no
matter how hard that duty may
be or how much apparently beyond
your powers."
. . . and who knoweth
whether thou art come to the
kingdom for such a time as
(Next week: Mary, the Mother of
Copyright, Bobbs-Merrill Co.
SrOCKBR)D6Elrk7 jC
North Carolina,
Macon County.
In the Superior Court
The Federal Land Bank of Colum
bia, vs
J. C. Strong and wife, Maria
Strong, et al.
The defendants, J. C. Strong, Ma
ria Strong, Thomas M. Grist, Hel
a r.rUt the American Agricul
tural Chemical Company, W. R.
Brown and Myers Dry Goods Com-
take notice that an action
oWp pntitled. has been com-
mfnr(( 1T1 the Superior Court ot
Macon County, North Carolina, to
the end that the plamtitt may
foreclose a mortgage covering
; which the above named
defendants have an interest, and
thP above .named detenaanis
that thev are required
,nr within thirtv days in the
lJ r r a
office of the Clerk of the Superior
Court of Macon County, North
r.iitio and answer or demur to
the complaint in said action, or the
plaintiff will apply to the Court
for the relief demanded in said
This the 18th day of May, 1935.
nrV Sniwrior Court.
Macon County, North Carolina
12457 and runs north 65 E 70 poles
tn a chestnut oak: thence S WA
E 62 ooles to a hickory; thence
South 65 west 155 poles to a chest
nut; thence North 35 East 110 poles
to a chestnut oak; thence N 5U
West Sl2 poles to the beginning,
containing 40 acres, more or less.
This 6th day of May, 1935.
J. O. HARRISON, Administrator
Of Estate of J. T. Berry, dee'd
North Carolina,
Macon County.
Whereas, on the 22nd day ot
January, 1929. John B. Haskett
made, executed, and delivered a
mortgage deed to J. T. Berry,
covering the property hereinafter
described, which said mortgage
deed is recordedMn the Office of
the Register of Deeds for Macon
Tnnntv. in Book No. 32, of Mort
gages and Deeds of Trust, page
56; and .
Whereas, since the execution ot
morttraize deed, the said J. l
Berry died intestate in the County
of Macon, State of North Carolina,
and J. O. Harrison has been duly
A rpcnilarlv aooointed Administra
tor of the Estate of said J. T.
Berry, and is now acting as such
Arlrmnistratnr : and
Whereas, default has been made
in the payment of the amount se-
a kt enA tnnrTcrace deed and
it is now necessary that the power
of sale contained in said deed ot
trust be. exercised:
NOW THEREFORE, the under
siRiicd Administrator of the Estate
of J. T. Berry, deceased, will, on
the 7th day of June, 1935, at the
rlnnr in the Town of
Franklin, Macon County, North
Carolina, at 12 o'clock, noon, sen
to the highest bidder for cash, to
satisfy the amount secured by said
mortgage deed, principal, interest,
and cost, the following described
narcel of land:
Tn Millshoal Township, beginning
Havine Qualified as administratrix
C T A. of Theodore S. Munday,
deceased, late of Macon County,
F r this is to notifv all persons
having claims against the estate of
said deceased to exhibit them to
the undersigned on or before the
18th day of April, 1936, or this
notice will be plead in bar of their
recovery. All persons indebted to
said estate will please make im
mediate settlement. This 18th day
of April, 1935.
Administratrix C. T. A.
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Having qualified as executor of
Mamie Slagle Patton, deceased, late
of Macon County, N. C, this is to
notify all persons having claims
against the estate of said deceased
to exhibit them to the undersigned
on or before the 8th day of April,
1936. or this notice will be plead
in bar of their recovery. All per-
ons indebted to said estate Will
please make immediate settlement.
This 8th day of April, 1935.
R. A. PATTON, Executor.
M9 6tp-J13
Havincr mialified as administrator
of Lon England, deceased, late of
Macon County. N. C, this is to
notify all persons having claims
against the estate of said deceased
to exhibit them to the undersigned
on or before the 17th day of May,
1936, or this notice will be plead
in bar of their recovery. All per
sons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate settlement.
This 17th day of May, 1935.
M23-6tp J27
Having qualified as administra
trix of Henrv A. Hall, deceased,
late of Macon County, N. C, this
is to notify all persons having
claims against the estate of said
deceased to exhibit them to the un
dersigned on or before the 25th day
of May, 1936, or this notice will be
plead in bar of their recovery. All
persons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate settlement.
This 25th day of May, 1935.
CANDIDATES . . are mentioned
Names of eminent men who might
make eood Presidential candidates
for the Republicans in 1936 pop
no in the news almost every day
One of the latest suggestions is for
the party to draft Justice Uwen
J. Roberts of Pennsylvania from
the Supreme Court of the United
States. This would be following
the precedent set in 1916, when
Charles E. Hughes was taken from
that bench to run against Wood
row Wilson and nearly won the
Justice Roberts isn't saying any
thing. I think it doubtful that he
will be the party's leader next year.
Not that he isn't a good man, for
he is. He would be a good Presi
dent, but that doesn't mean he
would be a good candidate.
Some Nebraskans are "prompt
ing" J. R. McCarl, Comptroller
General of the United States, and
the onlv man who can tell the
President and Cabinet where to
head in. Others are talking about
a r.nalition between Republicans
and conservative Democrats and
talking of Lewis A. Douglas of
Arizona, former Director of the
Budget, and Alfred E. Smith, as
possible heads of a Fusion ticket.
Probably none of the men I have
named will be a Presidential can
didate, but the fact that politicians
everywhere are talking about can
didates indicates a decided warm
ing up in the interest in the 1936
POSTMARKS ... awl collectors
The appointment of Oscar Phil
lnw as nostmaster at Santa Claus,
Indiana, suggests the interest which
stamn collectors and others take in
postmarks. Every year tens of
thousands of persons send Christ
mas packages and cards on to the
Santa Claus postoffice to be re
mailed so they will bear that ap
propriate address. One of my stamp
collector friends prizes the "cov
ers" of letters which he received
from the Byrd Polar expeditions
one from the North Pole and one
from the South Pole above every
thing in his collection.
1 know one man who is trying to
make a complete collection of post
marks, to include every post office
in the United States. Counting the
stub-6tations, there are more than
50,000 of them. He figures that it
will have cost him in postage alone
more than $3,000 to make his col
lection, but believes that when it
is complete it will be worth several
times that money. At any rate, it
is a harmless hobby.
FABRIC .... a magic cloth
A new fabric which seems to
have revolutionary possibilities has
been developed by a New England
cotton mill. As described by one
technical observer, it utilizes not
only cotton but any other vegetable
or animal fiber, and is produced by
a process which has something of
the technique of paper-making and
some methods used in rubber goods
manufacture. It hasn't any name
as yet, but it can be made thin
enough for a silk handkerchief or
sturdy enough for factory belting.
It is described as lending itself to
a wider range of colors than any
existing fabric and as having the
power of absorbing sound when us
ed as draperies.
That sounds like magic; but it
is merely another example?' of the
new things which industry stands
ready to provide when the return
of financial stability makes it pru
dent to invest money in their pro
duction and distribution. The re
search workers in the laboratories
are not standing still, but are work
ing steadily on new marvels, many
of which we as yet have no inkling
of, but which may be the common
places of ten years from now.
DIAMOND . . . . tihe largest
The largest diamond ever dis
covered is coming to the United
States. A year ago the world was
amazed by the news from the
South African diamond fields that
a flawless diamond as big as a
hen's egg had been found by a
poor farmer named Jonkers. The
fortunate finder sold it for some
thing like $100,000 to one of the big
diamond companies, which has been
holding it for the market until
somebody was ready to pay its real
It is reported that the American
purchaser paid $750,000 for this
stone, which is still uncut. Prob
ably when it is properly cut and
polished it will be worth a lot more
than a million.
What interests me, however, is
that there is still money in such
huge sums ready for investment in
diamonds. The diamond market is
looking up. Many who formerly
hoarded gold are now putting their
monev into diamonds, as the safest
portable investment and one which
can be turned quickly into cash at
anv time, besides holding the rea
sonable certainty of becoming worth
more as the purchasing value of
the dollar goes down.
CRASH . . stunter's fault
The biggest airplane ever built,
the "Maxim Gorky," crashed over
Moscow the other day, killing every
one of its 42 passengers and crew.
It was no fault of the big plane,
however; it was a collision with a
small plane which was doing
"stunts" too near it.
Nobody knows yet the safe size
limit of airplanes, but in general,
aviation engineers tell me, the big
ger they are the safer they are, if
they are properly constructed. Rus
sians were building bigger and bet
ter airplanes than anybody else,
ong before the Great War.
If vou want to get a peep into
the future' of aviation, get hold of
H. G. Wells' book "The First War
in the Air." published thirty years
or so ago; and Rudyard Kipling's
With the Night Mail." of about
the same date. Those two writers
are authentic prophets, and what
they foresaw so long ago is begin
ning to come true.
Be Sure They Properly
Cleanse the Blood
YOUR kidneys are constantly fitter
ing waste matter from the blood
stream. But kidneys sometimes lag in
their work do not, act as nature in
tendedfail to remove impurities that
poison the system when retained.
Then you may suffer nagging back
ache, dizziness, scanty or too frequent
urination, getting up at night, swollen
limbs; feel nervous, miserable
all upset
Don't delayl Use Doan's PBk.
Doan's ere especially for poorly func
tioning kidneys. They are recom
mended by grateful users the country
over. Get them from any druggist.
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and all motor high ways
i If
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other large hotels.
Travel anywhere ..any day
A Jure Jar even purse. . . PBS MTU
for Each Mile Traveled
ROUND TRIP TICKETS Return Limit 15 Days
rfffflf for Each Mile Traveled
tfJSfc ROUND TRIP TICKETS Return Limit 6 Months
for Each Mile Traveled
for Each Mile Traveled
Good in Sleeping and Parlor Cars on payment of
proper charges for space occupied. No surcharge.
Economize by leaving your Automobile at home and
using the Southern
Excellent Dining Car Service
Be Comfortable in the Safety of Train Travel
Southern Railway System
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