THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1915
From Skies to Kitchens
Consolidutod-VulU-e Aircraft Corporation
has come forth with a modern version of
beating "swords into I'low-sharos." Its B-LM's,
Catalinas, and C'oronatlos are to become gas
and electric stoves. Doubtless, automatic
pilots will come with the new products. But
we'd advise friend husband to jro a little easy
in nicknaming the bride manipulator "bom
bardier." She might, of course, take it as a
compliment that she knew how to "drop her
eggs." But then, again, remembering the
old adage about biscuits and bullets, she
might not. The wise male navigator will
first get the range, and determine which way
the steam is blowing before bucking any
headwinds. Christian Science Monitor.
It Hits Us All
The following ?.itri,.! which appeared
recently in the Raleigh Times sounded a note
of truth and interest, for none are spared, no
matter how privileged they may appear.
An American newspaper correspondent in
Berlin among the many shocks of degrada
tion he finds there tells how the citizens of
Euroje's once proudest city now spend a
large part of their time ransacking garbage
cans for scraps of food. There we have one
of the most vivid pictures yet presented, of
the low state to which Germany and its
people have fallen.
It might also be regarded as a picture of
what all of Europe is destined to become if
another major war is allowed to develop on
that historic continent.
It might evm be takun as a possible picture
of the world into which we and mankind in
general are now entering. It is a world
strangely combining the utmost culture, in
vention and opportunity with the utmost
.human ferocity and degeneracy that the new
weapons and" processes now make possible.
And there arises more persistently than ever
the tragic question whether our civilization
will rise to heights of supreme achievement
or destroy itself.
It has long been claimed that women can j
never keep a secret. They cannot resist the j
urge to know more than "someone else and i
show off their inside information. The
WAVES have learned one big lesson, accord-'
ing to the Lieutenant Commander in the ;
organization. They have been trained to
keep a secret.
It would seem that the WAVES have
broken a feminine tradition, but we beg to
differ. We think that many women can keep
secrets, for we feel sure that there are count
less secretaries and women who work with
executives of various firms and business who
could ruin their bosses, by exposing import
ant business secrets. And in addition we feel
sure that it is a rare woman who tells even
her own husband everything.
Those Who Wait
With the speed of postwar manufactured
goods delayed while labor and industry are
trying to get together, those of us who are
ready to buy articles that have been out of
the market since war started, are beginning
to get a bit impatient. While labor is hinder
ing reconversion through strikes and calls
for higher wages, industry is wanting higher
prices and lower taxes, according to what we
see in the papers.
Whether or not the reports are true we are
reading of how various industries are holding
back, which means they are striking against
the prices set by the OPA. The textile in
dustry is charged with holding back low-cost
goods. We certainly know that the former
inexpensive items for home consumption are
not only high, but still very scarce. Take
for instance the mere case of a pillow case.
On the other hand manufacturers claim
that they have had additional costs of recon
' version and have bought new equipment and
that they can produce goods better and with
more efficiency and that they should have
their taxes reduced. While OPA contends
that if prices now are set too high, consumer
buying . power . and consequently production
and enrployement, -will decrease. It therefore
has set a long-range policy, anticipating that
foture mass production at lower cost will
more than offset any temporary cost bulges.
jj Meantime' here-we wait, and now that the
war is oyer people are impatient to get going
and settle dawn as they plan to live for a long
BOOK OF THE -MONTH
Not Asleep This Time
The government is taking steps to protect
the nation from air attack through its un
guarded Artie approaches, it has been
announced from Washington, which proves
that after this world war we have not gone
The action followed Lt. Gen. James H.
Doolittle's admonition to a congressional
committee that "anyone thinking of the de
fense of this country or its vulnerability to
attack hits got to start with a Polar projec
tion." Gen. Carl A .Spaatz, who commanded the
strategic air forces in Europe and later
served in the Pacific also told the Senate
military affairs committee that "trans-Polar
flying leaves America wide open at the top."
Action is also in progress to obtain rights
to hemisphere air bases necessary to this
type of defense. Negotiations are in prog
ress also with Brazil for joint use of Ameri
can built bases there and with Ecuador for
use of bases on the Galapagos Islands which
situated in the Pacific west of Ecuador, guard
the approach to the Panama Canal.
All of which gives any American a good
feeling of security that we will not be caught
napping when the next fight starts. Maybe
if we stay ready there won't be another one,
at least any time soon.
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What road work, county-wide or ,
state highways, do you consider of j
srreuU-r importance for the State
?!:.',-.'.; Commission to undertake i
at ti is time:
roads, for they serve
si -t ion and briny the
.) the larger areas."
Copitol Dome Once Again Washington Touiln
Open to Capital Visitor Oot-of-Boundi Dun
Special to Ceral Press
0 WASHINGTON The dome of the nation s Cap- i
to the public.
Hundreds of feet are agnin daily tramping v.- ; ..
steps that lead to the dome, closed during tn. ..,.,'
With its opening, one of the capitals foat.n, a -. ,
again become the mecca for thousands of tourist.
Four years have elapsed sinee the dome, ui.;,
Washington vista, has lx.n i. , i 7
Pi.'! ' X" S irauiug lu it aic suMltf nar
Si-'.si ffi Climbing the 365 steps.
the year, which lead to the
iv that we need the
worked lor the oth
an unparalleled view of uv
l ru farm to market
i'.i cetting at the
and brinninq them
a I am personally con
I would like ti) see the
:y roads improved."
i wt'r! l;k- to see
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
'. ould be more im
!i i:orily of the peo
!'i ti;.'c the county
Facts, Not Guesses
We have heard complaints often about
North Carolina tax structure act as a deter
rent to industrial development in the State.
The following review of the facts in the case
in a recent editorial in the Raleigh News and
Observer may hold some eye openers for us
That is the question which the State Plan
ning Board undertook a year ago to answer.
The answer, in the form of a report made
public yesterday, is not conclusive, but it
will set at rest fears conjured up by those
who desire to reduce North Carolina taxes
and have circulated all kinds of propaganda,
based on unfair and misleading comparisons.
Best of all, the report, which is based on
a study made by Dr. Clarence Beer of the
University of North Carolina, is predicated
on facts not guesses. Dr. Heer made an
exhaustive study of the tax bill of an actual
North Carolina tax corporation and ascer
tained precisely what its tax bill would have
been had it been located in any one of 87
other communities in the six states of North
Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Tennes
see, Georgia and Alabama.
Two conclusions stand out. Corporation
taxes are higher in North Carolina than in
the other states, but property taxes are lower
in North Carolina. When all taxes are con
sidered and the median community in each
state is made the basis, the aggregate tax
load depends upon the earnings of the corpo
ration. Those with high earnings pay more
taxes in North Carolina, but for corporations
with earnings of 10 per cent or less North
Carolina stands nearer the bottom than the
top of the list.
Besides the wide variations between the
states, there is an even wider variation be
tween different communities in each state.
The only recommendation in the report
calls for joint action by the six states to
attain uniformity of taxation upon industrial
plants. This is a most desirable objective but
one difficult to attain. But North Carolina
can and should reduce tax competition be
tween communities within its own borders.
This is already being done in a measure by
greater reliance upon statewide taxes in lieu
of local taxes.
Se report will not end the debate, but it
throw great light upon the subject.
However, it should be remembered that taxes
not only vary from state to state and from
community to community wtihin & state.
Taxes also vary sharply from year to year.
'Even the painstaking study of Dr. Heer will
soon be obsolete. The property ' taxes in
North Carolina, already lower than those of
-any other neighboring state, should continue
.to decrease for a number 6f years a large
.portion of such taxes ias; been, levied for
bonded indebtedness that is" beingret?red at
ja rapid rate.
From the papers one finds that
practicall) eviT co'nniunity in the
United States is in the throes of a
decision as to how to honor the
heroes of World V.'.i'- H and in
eases where fh.-se ol '!. K:rt Wat
have never been reeo-'tili d by a
memorial as m our o'.i n '.ition to
include the I;. tier. iN-ontly a
question was a-ked thn.uqh a fea
'ure of this paper as I he lies! suit
ed memorial for this community.
The qiieslion drev. a number of
viewpoints, uilh Iho majority on
the side of utililv "M'.'s SU;i Davis
is one of ttitre who feels that a
memorial is some! him; symbolical
:md should be that rather than
merely useful. She itave us an ar
ticle to read with the re'iuest that
we reprint in this enliiiiin. We were
jlad to do so for the reason that
it is best to consider all sides of
question. V.'e herewith quote
some of the article. The ideas ex
pressed are net reprinted as those
sponsored by the paper, but merely
'o give a full pieiure of tlje qnes
chnnge and a useful recreation ('ti
ter of today may find itseii taeii.i
row in a part of fhe ci or in. :
that no longer has need of it.
"War memorials are for remem
brance. Down Ihrout'h the ages
they have been erected for no
other purpose, and Hi" older conti
nents are studded with the esthetic
milestones of history Pnf there
are factions in our yon tut practical
merica that in.i ! on the useful
rather than the esthetic On every
side today we meet this ouestion
of war memorials; the subject has
risen to the heights of controversy
nnd the ma. tins that are in favor
of the utilitarian seem to he in the
"Ohio has for in:-lance launched
a nat'on-W'do raninaiim and put
out a Inrre and hntv! ome brochure,
ailed "Mrnuiri'i's thai live," ad
vocatin'.: community centers, gym
nasiums, recreation parks Period
;cals arc sint'bu the same tune.
T cannot feel that call ing a com
munity house or a swimming pool
a war memorial can actually make
it a war memorial. A mere label
does not seem an adequate substi
tute for the real thimr.
"Robert Moses in a recent speech
stated that artists today are too
modest about their role in the state
and their importance in modern
society. Tn this battle over war
memorials Pule has been heard
from them. K.trh community is de
sirable of a particular memorial.
The perfect tribute of one group
is the white elephant of another.
The group that favors the utili
tarian has chosen a wonderful
rallying cry "Memorials that
live." but the best thing they have
is the slogan. The implication in
memorials that live is. of course
that other memorials do not live.
But it so happens that the only
memorials that survive are the
ones condemned. A characteristic
of many Livinc Memorials is that
they die youne. It is obvious that
anything that lives has a limited
tenure of life and will die.
"The utility of a war me:
should be subordinate and
dental, and it is a low lei
aspiration that asks for the
utilitarian. A modern si
disposal plant would be a hi
many a community. It won
practical. It might be a nci-i
It wouW bring comfort and :e
to thousands. Hut do ymi re
want your boy commemorated
anything so exclusively usciul?
"It is no indiclment of the he
known Soldier's Tomb, of the I.i
coin Memorial or the Vshin."to'i
Monument to say that they aie o;
no use to the living, for like other
symbols of the spirit of man e.ai h
is of the highest use. Usefulness
in a war memorial is the very a -tribute
that disqualifies it. The
utility test, when it comes io eo -brating
heroes, is like givin I ru
bers to a child for a Clirr l ma ;
i the eovernmont s
i . I hat our county
i '.mnninly referred
i hi t roads, should
I .' our people may
ith resoet t to
ale roads, I think
(I V '.' L'H4. should
.i.l after that the
to connect Haywood
nnes-ee by way oi
i'.'e is of (lie first
' ! : ' i. i '', sta'e w ide roads are
be ' a i pi: :;nu id this time,
' " : h oniieet us with the
e1 '. wml''. and that must come
: : i lle.v; of how important
in an'v and smaller roads are."
i is h," that the state system
hoi'lil he improved first as that
': :n : on! -irk rs in the stale."
"Memorials should be built in
spirit of reverence and love, v..;
sorrow and tenderness in our re
membering. Frederick l.,:u O'ni
stead has reminded us that "thins:
of the spirit are not luxuries; t!v
are essentials. In the make up o
man the soul is greater than '!:
body. The Arc de Triumphe. an.
the Statue of Liberty are all de
void of any practical utility, hp
are they less useful? Visible v:v
bols of the aspirations of the rae
are necessary lor o.u- v :.::
iii : k 1 lie
state I'oads should
''' if ti
"Useful memorials are quoted as
being complacent ways of getting
benefits for ourselves and at the
same time flattering ourselves that
we are spending large sums of
money to commemorate our herces.
What, then should a memorial be?
First let us ask what a monument
attempts to do The chief thing
that every monument aims to
achieve is to fix in some enduring
form, with permanent materials a
memory that will otherwise too
easily pass. Plainly such a practl
cal result cannot be achieved by an
auditorium cr a swimming pool,
named a memorial. These useful
structures do not bind us to the
dead. A memorial is a religious
act of dedication: an attempt to
renew in ourselves the spirit of
better men and women.
"Playgrounds, hospitals and skat
ing rinks are all highly desirable,
but do they immortalize our coun
try's heroes? A community center
that is useful to this generation
may not be used by the nej gen
eration for the simple reason that
cities grow and the neighborhoods
We have heard for mere eel -
ment expressed in our i mini'i; n:
for a useful memorial. W e iiv. P"
hose who are in favor of :onn
nractical way in which to !m,-, ir oil
men to write into this column. : pd
if you do not mind the use ; : mr
name, you will be given credh, , em
if not your views will be left ;m
signed. While there has been a
committee appointed to find o p
what the people of this community
want, it is hard to find out chat
the majority desires.
We feel-that the people of this
section want to honor these num.
and it is no small task to det i'i
iust what form it should take l'.
theforegoing we do not mean n
convey that it repreesnts our views,
but merely is given in an effort to
give both sides. We trust tin', the
movement gets under way in earn
est, for if ever heroes deserved a
lasting tribute our Haywood men
n: What is the best type
- :-. for breeding?
.' e k Kelley. Extension
. ialisl at Slate College,
e i on breed for t he
'!n -road" type for post
Years ago most of
v. i i e siioi t and chunky
';c"dcis sought to give
r '.: e si. e. As a result,
animals have become
; :td breeders are now
" produce animals that
:'. :i:Miod at 200 to 2 K)
'tt '' inch can be carrii (.'
r vi i -' i : t . if the market
i! sows that are shy
,.ial ifui.se that produce
-hnuld be climi-
Saw . .oie - '.& clfliru'av fiincp th rlnmn n-. .
A ..A.lrY In rtn..l I ..
i rtsLumiug iu uaviu L, lin.
?w',tr V$t P'e who have trudged the long. ,.., v ,
but tney lave come flo,T1 every s'.iu. .
4th n the veranda underneath th, s. ...
Goddess of Freedom, high above t;,- i
Capitol Dome have etched and written their lua , s
stone and cement.
The dome of the original central building of p.,. c,
constructed of wood, covered with copper. This was i.
1856 by the present structure of cast iron, the wmk .
pleteu nine years later. j
Construction of the new dome was made necessaiy t v p j
1ng of the present House and benate wings, in onU-r to i
the architectural symmetry of the Capitol.
The weight of the dome is 8,909.200 pounds, ."urn oiinti j
bronze statue- of Freedom weighing 14,985 poumls
Visitors to the dome are able to climb .o the ..r , f ir,
which was modeled by Thomas Crawford, father .t Knee
ford, the novelist, in Rome, Italy.
The plaster model of the statue was shipped to t;,
the statue was cast in bronze. It was placed m ,t. ie.
lion on Dec. 2, 1863. Its cost was $23,796.
Visitors to the dome also obtain a striking view of t,t.
paintings which adorne the ceilings of the rotunda insn!,- p
Galleries permit tourists to obtain a close-up vu v ( f
ings and to peer down 180 feet to the floor below
The rotunda is 97 feet in diameter and light is lurm:
108 windows in the, dome, as well as by artificial im.u
During the long years of war the dome was net e
the public but was blacked out as well at nij.,ld
Following V-E day, however, the giant are bel ts
the Capitol at night in brilliant light were tigatti
thrown on nnd the dome is once more visible ha
In anticipation of victory, the dome also receiv.d
a thorough cleaning outside, the first in years, tin
entire surface being painted.
Other parts of the Capitol were also painted ar.
were washed by city firemen who directed their li
Spruced up, the dome is again a mecca for visiters
T h c
SPAUGH, D. I).
is the best way
with other mix-
Home economists at
a- suggest that jou fold
ihe beaten egg whites
n.ue ires to i;et the best
i u-ni)i a li.ylit undcr
ee'ion. For omelets and
!d the heay mixture
ateu i'g white, not the
0 ihe oilier mixture.
; "i. or you will lose
e air sou have already
1 i he ria; whites.
In every office there is one who
spends so much time explaining
how much work he has before him
that he gets very little of it be
hind him. Memphis Commercial
ire so many
THE OLD HOME TOWN
elds of high qual
are finding that
frown on a wide
By ST AN IX,
Y fTAH - I LL BE OKAY AS
3COM AS THEY SETTLE
BFfEETZ E - - BR-R
( ED. HAVE YOU )
k ENOUGH COVERS I
tat trtnts ran bMKMvn 1
WUeS.EP, THE i-OCAi-
CO bOVcR, ISNPER COVER
When a num. woman, boy or
girl commences to lose interest in
ihe ehn.a !i of which he is a mem
ber. ho onics careless in attend
ance, look cui! 1 am just working
through an a'-cumulatcd pile of
KVF.KYDW COUNSELOR mail.
ea-e after case of hus
.' ive ;. children creating
lolecms. As I read the
mils, almost invariably the
' hi the downward path has
been neL'eit of church attendance
ing how quickly one
deep soil iiual slump.
(' a en (. vestrymen. Sun
ns! n aeliers. church offi
Ki'!' members can quickly
t fall out of the
' cnurcn anu mio
' habits which will
H i bring to them
j and their families
j much grief.
" ' The people who
i I erowd our jails
- . on week-ends are
jv vJW-.;;Tj church attend-
'fai, "X1 "- H ants; you can be
M-ii?, 'J mm nf thai AnH
MMW..- ,hcs0 jaUs arp be.
coming increasingly crowded. I
can fa 'I
number of soil types successfully,
if the soil is 'well prepared, the
crop properly' seeded with good
inoculation, and that alfalfa res
ponds to liiirh fertilization, inelud
in: borax. The average yield of
tame hay in North Carolina is .92
of a ton as compared with 2.2 tons
nrr acre for alfalfa this year. Total
production ni aifalfa hay is up 57
per cent :,:id it is taking another
jump tins year.
QUESTION" Is it safe to feed
moldy feed to baby chicks.
ANSWER: A great big "No"
from T. T. Brown. Extension poul
tryman at State College. A 4-H girl
had B." chick-, three weeks old, on
Friday tnornintf. On Monday morn
ing she had only 25 and here's
what F.rown found when he visited
her. The feed was sitting on a
concrete floor and was damaged
from absorbing moisture. There
was a crowding of the chicks and
poor ventilation in the house. She
was feeding all mash starting and
growing, plus grain, when she
should have been using broiler
1 in .'V
QUESTION": What is the proper
equipment for trimming trees?
ANSWER: Good ' equipment
should include a safety belt,, ade
quate rope, a pole saw for pruning
where it is unsafe to cilmb, and
ordinary saws of several sizes and
types. No cutting should be done
on a windy day and care should
be taken not to cut a limb directly
above you, unless measures are
taken to prevent it irom falling on
you. Cutting the underside of a
limb first will Insure that it will
fall free and you also can get a
good, clean, cut
have reason to k now
Here is a letter signed
able Wife." I suaih
signed letters lai into
basket, but this cm' I
One of similar
would be tn atei
Christians fur a 1
both reared in
have been aetii
have no clnldn
still goes to eiiiinli
has lost intere-i i:
work. At the smi'
other women I a e
him to stop raid e,::
why he is doit,'.: Ha
is multiplied main t
which come iiilii th.
When a man e:' '
home which In- I"
seek something else
dicates thai there i- ''a'1
in the home or m hie v
same is tme in the chut
are seekiin-' 1 1 sat in
ward longing cr ki'"-m
case of the home usii.
band and wife !i'
less in seeking tn tit'
of the other. In the
church, they have he!
with secular th "-'-
them to lo-e the
Jesus Christ -gate"
and the "'
leads upward to
which leads to
Throughout my nn'
answering pri dl -n
,licr.m nrp(l I ha' W ilCtl
woman loses mt
he is setting' h- u'' ' ,
step of the sa:: "-e v
down to the hi-'1:"-''
tion. Some ri. s. nil i ''! :i
slowlv. Mark tie- "r"
WHEN VOt Tl !i .
T-r r.nn vol hf- ' 1
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hide is no iengei
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tained Us Pltvt,1'v
a flat tire!
A girl, 0:
going to collepo.
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be called Betty