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THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1911
Making A Start
We had overlooked in the news columns
any mention of the recent conference of
judges until Bill Sharpe's Thursday related
one little result of it or should we say one
important result of it,
The story in Thursday says that when
Judge Rousseau, holding court in Greens
boro, saw the need for fifteen additional
jurors, the regular panel having been large
ly used up in the selection of a grand jury,
he told a deputy to get the fifteen jurors out
side the courthouse.
If Greensboro is not an exception to the
rule, that order to "go outside the court
house" brought heavy disappointment to
how-many "professional jurors," who said
to themselves, but not out loud, "the fellow
can't do that to me."
Bill Sharpe explains what a "professional
juror" is if indeed you need any formal in
troduction to him : "If you attend court now
and then you have probably noticed a lot
of familiar faces present at every court.
These are the 'professional jurors' , . . They
sit around the court sessions more faith
fully than the lawyers in the fond hope that
there will be a shortage of regular jurors
and the judge will instruct the bailiff to pick ,
the needed talismen from the audience."
That is the practice that is equalled only
by the coroner's selection of the jury that
joins him in his fee. As a Usual thing when
a case rates an investigation the coroner
gets on the grapevine telegraph and in a
few minutes he and his same group of jur
ors head for the scene. It's an easy way
to earn a few dollars or should we say
draw a few dollars the while satisfying the
curiosity that afflicts most of us in cases
of that sort even when we don't get paid.
But the courthouse professional has this
to commend him as a juror: He has the ex
perience. But that's the only good that can
be said of him. And if he happens to be
on the way out because the judges have
combined against it, most of us will be say
ing "Glory be."
Now if the jurists will take a hand in that
other important little matter the habit
some lawyers have of treating witnesses as
if they were suck-eggdogs, then we'll jump
up and pop our heels. Elkin Tribune.
For Comfort's Sake
In this changing world few things have
moved faster than the revolution in men's
wearing apparel . Perhaps they have been
influenced by women. At any rate the .men
have gone in for brevity in a big way.
If the weather of the past ten days con
tinues over the country no doubt there will
be more sudden changes.
The hat was abandoned sometime ago as
a non-essential. Now President Roosevelt
is reported to have held conferences minus
his tie, and encouraged others to do so. When
the chief executie, indulges in such infor
mality the humble citizen ought to havelhe
right to leave off his tie.
Government officials as well as econom
ists are deeply concerned over the ultimate
effect of the defense program on the unem
ployment problems in this country. If un
employment should be solved in this man
ner temporarily then the need for WPA
would be materially reduced.
But if the defense program should fail to
absorb the greater number on WPA there
will UI1 remain a vast army of unemployed
that must somehow be taken care of. Much
as we may have differed in. the past with
some of the systems in this governmental
agency, it still remains in theory the best
plan. We much prefer a job to a dole, both
from the standpoint of the taxpayer and the
Then we are faced with the uncertainty of
how it will all work out. The government
naturally is concerned in budget-making, as
to certain allocations. Private industry is
wondering bow and to what extent the de
fense projects will absorb man power.
Authorities predict that unless defense
production is stepped up above the speed
now in prospect over the next few months
and there is a boom in civilian production
brought on by increased purchasing power
we will have serious unemployment problems..''.-.
All predictions will have to be based on
what may happen in Europe. In case of the
termination of war in England's favor our
defense activities would naturally mean a
less feverish effort on our part. Yet we are
destined to see through certain programs
on defense activitis not only for present
needs, but with an eyej?n future protection.
But regardless of the pressing" needs of
the present the future must be planned for.
The more critical situation we face today will
mean the more difficult will be our solution
of the problems tomorrow.
The Short Cut To Disaster
i tJL JUST TAKJt " " ' 1 ' i'" l I . i i ' srs
H A SHORT CUT THROUGH ' -
--j TM FASTURjrV
HERE and THERE
HTT.ftA WAY GWYN
"Tarhelia On Parade"
One of the most interesting and compli
mentary articles on North Carolina we have
read in sometime appears in the August edi
tion of the "National Geographic maga
zine under the above title.
The article is delightfully written and is
profusely illustrated. It covers history,
economic conditions, natural resources, scenic
beauties, and social life in a complete man
. ner. ... ;
It touches the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont
section and the mountain section, pointing
out the good things of each.
The article is calculated to make the na
tive Tar Heel proud of his state and the out
sider anxious to visit a land of opportunity.
We advise you to read it.
Well, boys ..... you are going to
have to plan ahead for the ride
with your date "after the show"
. . . as curfew has come down on
gasoline . . . after seven o'clock . . .
filling stations have been such col
orful spots In the streets and
highways that it will look pretty
dull and lonesome . . . after dark
. . . but the new regime win have its
features . . besides saving gas
oline ... they tell us that home
to the modern generation is merely
a "filling station" . , . perhaps if
they can't ride so much at flight . .
maybe more folks will take to
spending an evening at home
maybe well read more . . .. maybe
well all find time to develop a
greater appreciation of what it
means to live in America . - .with
its freedom and security . . . we may
be denied the privilege of riding
to our heart's content at night
and the family car will be parked
at home in the garage at an earlier
hour ... and we will be compelled
to economize on gasoline . . . and
not ride when the notion strikes us
as we once did . . . we still have
no serious "blackout" . . . we can
still go to bed in peace . . . with
no fear of being routed out by a
iren proclaiming a bombing raid.
Have You Got Yours?
Do you have $72.39 cash in your pocket?
Well, if you haven't that much, you're be
low the average according to the United
A dispatch from Washington reports "the'
treasury yesterday said there was $9,612,
033,124 of coin and currency in circulation
on June 30, or an average of $72.39 per per
Seventy-two dollars and thirty-nine cents
is a nice little sum as pocket money goes,
and if you can't count that much on your
person, you may be consoled by remember
ing there are millions of others in the same
boat. The $72.39 Is an average, and the
American who is exactly "average" in any
thing is one of the most difficult creatures
One pleasant and yet possibly ominous
note is found in the Washington Dispatch.
It says the average circulation per person
of $72.29 compares with $71.51 only a month
before, and $59.61, almost $13 less, a year
ago. It's nice to realize the average per
son has more money, and maybe we're wrong,
but we seem to sniff something in those fig
ures savoring of inflation. Sanford Herald.
Which reminds us . have you
seen Mrs. James W. Killian's pat
riotic bed of flowers , . . if not drive
by and take a look . . . it is an
oblong border . .'.' with red, white
and blue . . . all in bloom . . . red
verbena . . . white verbena . . .
and dwarf blue asugaratum . ... a
perfect motif in Uncle Sam's fa
vorite shades. . . ,
The power of mind over matter won't save
us now. What we need is . some powr f
mind over what s-the-matter.
What About Night Owls?
In calling for a 12-hour filling station
"blackout" in the East, Secretary Ickes fail
ed to mention possible loss of employment
for night shift workers at stations. Maybe
he figured the night owls would be trans
ferred to the day shift to take care of in
creased sales from customers beating the
blackout deadline. Raleigh News and Ob
No more foil wrappers for chewing gum.
At least we begin to realize what sacrifice
means.' : ' -,. .- ',
What the sinner resents is not being re
formed, but the fact that often people no
better than he is at heart are the ones try
ing to reform him. ' , J t
"Heavy, heavy hangs over your head".
It's a tax. burden that feels like
Greensboro Daily News.
new . . . when we crowd back mem
ories at midnight ... to clear the
way for the future year ... the
fire bell that roused us from our
sleep . . . the old school bell . . .
that marked the days of our child
hood . . . lighthouse beEs , . . that
sound over troubled waters . . . we
have decided the collection of bells
would be an intriguing hobby ... .
they might not prove as decorative
as some collection . . . but they
certainly offer a wide field of interest...
In the passing of Mra.Chartes E.
Bay . . this community has lost one
of its greatest and best loved wom
en . . we once wrote- of her . 'i' that
if you were in distress1 on need . , .
ft would be a tosr up . . . . .
who reached you first -i. . . your
preacher or Mrs. Ray . . that
perhaps sums up her-life among
u . . . ho matter what your bur
den . she came with, sincerity
i . and genuine interest - . , she
loved her fellow man . . v she al
ways found a redeeming- quality
wftere- others - of cen: cur the keen
edge of criticism ... she was ever
charitable in her judgment . . . .
her thoughtfulness was boundless
. . you might not even know her
very well . ....but in sorrow or mis
fortone she came your way .... she
came to you in a simple but heart
feft manner to comfort you . . . she
was an understanding mother . . .
whose mothering reached far be
)rmd her own home ... even when
Is Tough Task
By CHARLES PA STEWART
Central Press Columnist.
INFLATION' is bad enough. De
flation is enough sight worse, however.-.'
When prices skyhoot, a chap on
a stationary income is in the same
fix as if his income had shrunk,
correspondingly to the increase in
his cost of living. But when the
slump comes and the bottom drops
out of the prices, this same bird's
income is likely to be blotted' out
altogether. And every competent
economist knows that night follows
day no more regularly than a slump
follows a skyhoot. All history's
proved it with 100 per cent accut-
That's why National Price Ad
ministrator Leon Henderson, who's
a slick economist alright, is scrab
bling so desperately to keep the
brakes on inflation, as a develop
ment in connection with our de
fense emergency activities. He's
afraid of it, as inflation, Jut he's
still more afraid of it as an abso
lutely certain precursor of a yet'
Mra. J U ..
men earrv irt ' ... " H
treme.- ' "'i
. Carroll BelUi m
fort, so therefore
Mra J r7.:
as comfort men hav.j
a woman t j
Please, but W .7 H
- ". i u not u
of dress seems to
Mrs. S. E. Connate, u,
pends on the occasion, but
" Kioie l ute to
Ml William B. t ..
infor .. Jit U n
M 'iJfal OB I
catioi f but not for hn.;.
Mr WTios. M. .l.v J
the 0m cnnverr;n..r .
ed some modifications, but i
ina tne men are nov J
icic m me matter,"
shadows of the end drew near she
thought of others , . . and planned
for them . . . where most of us have
the best of intentions . ; . and hope
to get around to that gracious
thoughtfulness of others . . . she
acted . . . she did not wait . . . she
spread so much cheer and comfort
. . . . that in her going there should
be inspiration , . . her work must
be carried on, . ...
YOU'RE TELLING ME.r
Hobbies have always had a fas
cination- for us . . in the first
place . . . we like to see people have
interests outside of their daily
work . . . or regular routine
so often we get a slant on a man
or woman . . . that is far more re
vealing than their lives outwardly
ever indicate ... for instance a
hard boiled business man who loves
flowers is bound to have a soul'
above the dollar mark ... recently
we had the pleasure of meeting Mrs.
George Mayer, of Evanstan, I1L. . .
she has a brand hew hobby to- us
. that is collecting bells , . . and
you would be amazed at the number
of kinds of bells there are .. .. ..
unless- yon have alredy considered
them-.... bells are full of leeend
. . history . . . sentiment . . . su
perstitions . . religious signifi
cance . . . romance and drama . - .
the Gist firings up memories and" as-i
sociations of a surprising' scone
. . holidays . . . the terrifvimr
sounds or a warning bell . the
strange music of quivering- metal
. magic taken from the earth
. beDs can fill us with fear . . .
they have the power to cheer s
.. to inspire us. .. .
By WIIXIAM KITT
Catnt Prtu Writer
WITH more thanr 18,00000.
00 worth of money- circulating
In the United State, tne aver
age individual la- auppoaed to
have $7249. That 39 cents, we
suppose, is so that after psrtng
Uxea hell have- aometfttag left.
. ! t !
Tht mtjothy ot Panama kts.
we read, are not mxfr im Pena
mt but Ecutdor. Goald tkmt bt
wbtt Peru it w ibont?
' i r -.
Grandpappy jMikin feess sor
ry for today's kids. Tbey dont
get chance to, work ap mm ftp
petite for ks ensm my mvring
to turn the freere.
' 1 I ! '"':' .
Richard Whitney, former New
Tork stock exchange head, will
manage a farm esute. ItU!
probably seem strange mingling
with the bulla with no beara
around. ' "' ! ! I
Tht troublt with puncturing-
tyrant's tgo it that too many
penouM get bit by tht Byjitt
i rat meats.
I f ! .
Zadok Dumbkopf, la order-1
save m his water bill, has adopt
ed the "Scorched earth" policy
toward his front lawn.
,." I : ! t :".
Soldiers aren't the only? ones
engaged in summer maneuvers.
How about the lonely young: lady
at a summer resort trying t
catch the eye of a handaom
V-NOT AS IN VICHY
Start making up a list of hells
for the fun of it . a common.
but musical one to us here in the
mountains is the cow bell . . . that
tingling sound from a shady pas
ture . . . is always associated with
a peaceful rural scene . . . far re
moved from the maddening rush
of things . . , we can almost smell
the woodsy fragrance . . . at the
thought of the sound . . . then
take Christmas bell . . . and chimes
. . . how they tell the old, old story
. . . that has meant more to man
kind than anything ever recorded
. . . wedding bella . . . f ull of hap
piness and dreams . . . church bells
that gather the children into Sun
day school ... that old boarding
house bell that called the boarders
to their meals ... and the fun that
has been poked at it . . . take the
funeral tolling in deep and said
notes . . . Tast taps" . , . ships'
bells ... the bell that rings out
the old year and usher in the
V- til :
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Mrs. M. G. St.m..
oughly approve. I think fa
have suffered onnecesssrilj
past, particularly in hot tea
Mrs. nilliam PrviKtiJ
for comfort, and the roottea
person drees the more J
miormality is all right. Of J
are limes sacll U (J
attendance that call for d
Mis. Walter Frinci-T
men have as much right ui
to (feess as they please. Ce
women can't talk the
more horrifying period of dd
posedLy astute finanders sttJ
aware ox tne invariasuux si
ducted by a senate conmittta
inp. causes oi our ust pa
depression T Ainong the wita
T: -J .J
were j.. tr. Jiorjfaa ana
examined: them. One and ill.
alleged wiseacres testified
while they'd recoer.ized the
crash, as a mean panic, thtn
idea, that we'd be so slow i
covering from the effects of I
TVTr T 'with nn more tli
sense that a jackrabbit had
pated it. The only think tha
me stumped was that the sisi
after World War No. I,
layed as long as u was.
-pn. n ,. qt. ia-p that m
fhirnrtreJ. sooner or later, by
of economic distress. Tie
Andrew Mellon naa prcu
me &iso. .
In early Hooverian days,
h& trAnrv secretary.
;th Veltoil W
an. mietTicw " -"
subject or other. As I ,
leave, he said, "Wait a nuns:
you want to quote me, yot
. ... .. that I (0!
ao it to tne eueci j
this a good time to W
Cf.I a ama art hiizh no tMtl
. .1,.. i
are better oargains
T. t ' fn aftrt" the
H WOSU t ,1
busted that I tumbled to i
was trying to ten n. -
not so mucn to puj j
toed, at fancy .fiP"'?
companies that were dne
presently. He uk,n.S
say it outspokenly- I
any to unload, so it d
And I recall me A
There'd been a boom.
. i:..nl. a 1 1 mir it""' .
ciers Degan orv. - -v ,
Iwoiry. Tcoumo V-
IysoundT lhl8U D?" - tor!
tion." The enn.y
lasted for years. I
Hoovenan crasn, j
chorus of, -The.ry
mentally sound. j
heard that, 1 Knew "
heck oi a "-..4
tv- trn,Me with these
liminary to T. tt "
Leon Henaersu" --
-em both off-inflat.on -W
him. lie aaim- ;-..,h(rri
it hell bear ao" V
;'S worxn. ,
Leon apprecia ;,acW
f t,,tT we're V,J
Selves and.the .- i
tied democracies has
in an economic w m
be virtually "tT-it;s " 1
to have so manyof
outout crimps products
se- .v.- that 1