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TUESDAY. JULY 6. 1948
Shoestrings keep your feet from running
around with their tontines hanging out.
hi a world which can't uet along, shoe
strings offer a symbol of co-operation; they
show, day in and day out. what can be ac
complished by seeing eye to eye and pulling
opposite sides together. Shoes, it is true,
not only buckle down but are straight-laced
about meeting their obligations.
Before shoestrings came into vogue, but
tons held forth if not on shoes. But they
s. .oner or later got the hook or vice versa,
and shoestnngs took over as a matter of pull.
While shoestrings aren't of any given
length, they're still mighty cheap. The long
and the short of them are determined by the
size of your foot, the fat of the span over
which they've got to serve as a drawbridge.
The chief complaint we have to make
about shoestrings is that thev always break
at the most inconvenient time. That's large
ly your own fault, though. You notice a worn
,,lace here or there and promise yourself to
buy a new pair of shoestrings that very day;
hut you don't and that's the fatal rub of it.
.'J ways count on the parting of the frays on
a morning when you're in a particular hurry
..:id are already running late. Which takes
more time, knotting two ends of the broken
t.ioestring and then working the knot
through the eyelets or wetting the strands
of the broken end. rolling it between your
1 .lgers and then feeding it through, has nev
t. been officially determined. After you
i rform this operation for several days, for
. tting all the while to get those new shoe
s' rings you failed to get in the first place, you
l come fairly adept at the practice and may
. en go on that way until another break oc
t :is and the pieces insist on being retired
i stead of retieci. Eventually that's what
I. .ppens to all shoestrings when they've final
1 threaded their way through life.
When you do put in new shoestrings, they
c try their own lesson, too; it's absolutely
i.. cessary that they start at the bottom and
v. i k up. When shoestrings get in a hard
K i6t,. ioift't bjarne them for the jerk you make
.: yourself. ; :
If it weren't for shoestrings or some such
. .ntrivance to assure a foothold, you'd prob
i )ly have to have your shoes nailed on, like
1 orses. Greensboro Dailv News.
It remained for The Wilmington News to
remember that when Joseph Melville
Broughton takes the oath as a United States
Senator next winter, jt will be the first time
in history that two former Governors of
North Carolina ever represented the Tar
Heel state in the uuper branch of Congress
at the same time. Broughton will share hon
ors With Senator Clyde R. Hoey.
The News poses a question for historians
as to how many former Governors have gone
to the Senate from North Carolir.a. The only
one except these two which the t-dkor could
recall, since the Constitution was adopted in
R68. was Zebulon B. Vance.
That may be true of elected Senators, but
Cameron Morrison was in the Senate for two
years by appointment of Governor Max
Gardner upon the death of Senator Lee S.
Overman in 1930. Morrison and Hoey each
served as Governor of North Carolina, Unit
ed States Senator, and a member of the Na
tional House. However, Morrison was twice
defeated for election to the Senate by Rob
ert R. Reynolds in 1932, and by Clyde R.
Hoey m 1944. The 1944 campaign was the
only one in which two former Governors ran
against one another.
It is common practice in South Carolina
and other states for Governors to resign to
take a Senate seat. The only instance of
that kind in North Carolina history was
wheirZeb Vance moved from the Governor's
office to the Senate in 1879.
North Carolina's policy is to elect good
men to the Senate and keep them there. The
only Democratic incumbent Senator who
was serving by election to be defeated at the
polls since 1900 was F. M. Simmons, who was
ousted by J. W. Bailey after a tenure of 30
years, as an aftermath of the Al Smith cam
paign. Senator Robert R. Reynolds volun
tarily retired at the end of his second term
presumably' because he became convinced
that he would be defeated if he stood for re
election. The Hickory Record.
They'll Do It Every Time
By Jimmy Hatlo
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Looking Back Over The Years
15 YEARS AGO
Bill Cole and Ralph Howell win
buat races at Lake Junaluska
Fourth of July program.
Hubert F. Lee, editor of Dixie
Husini'ss. sees opportunity for
Wuynesville to become an outstand
ing resort city.
Cleveland Klrkpatrick and Mrs.
Thomas M. Seawell win first round
in bridge tournament at Hotel
Wax iiesv ille.
Miss Minnie Burgin leaves for
visit to Philadelphia and Atlantic
Marriage and Divorce
Another North Carolina judge has become
disgusted with the divorce laws in the state.
He is Judge Paul Frizzclle, and he declares
that the divorce laws of North Carolina are
such as to encourage fraud.
In discussing the alarming increases in the
divorce rate, he said that this is due to the
lack of Christian character and real man
hood and womanhood.
He believes that relief will come only
through the enactment of federal laws to
control marriage and divorce.
With marriage as easy as it is in most
states today, it is no wonder that divorces
are increasing. Many who marry in haste
without due regard to the obligations which
they are assuming do so because they know
how easy it is to secure a divorce.
The laws of marriage and divorces are
alike in no two states, and this serves to en
courage those who have no idea of making a
permanent thing out of marriage.
The matter will have to be taken out of
the hands of the states and put under federal
control if the stability which is so essential
in marriage is to be established.
Young people need to understand the ser
iousness of a marriage and one of the best
ways for them to realize this fact is to make
the rules nation-wide in scope. Stanly News
Miss Fannie Campbell and Mis
ses Bessie and Daisy Boyd leaves
for Chicago's World Fair..
10 YEARS AGO
Lake Junaluska Assembly stages
all day celebration for Fourth of
Mrs. J. M. Kellett is now con
nected with the Tray and Woody
Arts Company in the capacity of
Mrs. Charles E. Hay is hostess
of dinner complimenting Gov. and
Mrs. Clyde Hoey following address
by the Governor on Haywood
Mrs. Charles E. Huffman of
Douglas, Wyo., is visiting relatives
in the county.
5 YEARS AGO
Private Carl H,ead, who was
wounded in combat in North Afri
ca, is now a patient at Moore
Ensign Claud Davis, with his
wife and children are'visiting rela
Miss Betty Blalock and Miss
Frankie Williams are visiting
friends in Detroit.
Mrs. Robert Foskey of Los An
geles is honored at dinner party.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Phillips and
children return to Waynesville af
ter making their home in Newport
News for the past three years.
By JANE EADS
With Derhocratic Convention getting un
derway Monday, July 12, it looks like Presi
dent Truman has the nomination in the bag
provided he can keep the delegates in line
who wish to put up Ike Eisenhower.
MIRROR OF YOUR MIND
By LAWRENCE GOULD
ing around and to him with events
and problems of his childhood.
Though he docs not realize it, a
neurotic husband "identifies" his
wife with his mother, and is either
afraid of hr, or resents the fact
that she won't spoil him as his
mother used to. A neurotic wife
may see her husFiand as a brother
he once envied.
Can good-looking clothes htlp tick children gt well?
Answer: Definitely. Member! of
the New York Junior League who
volunteered to play with child pa
tients at Bellevue Hospital found
that the children were depressed
t havinc to wear "sack-like gar
ments'' with the hospital's name
stamped on them, and arranged
to haw some nf them dressed in .
brlhter-colarerclothes of their
en choice. Thai improvement in
morile and rate of recovery was
such that the flas will be x-
tended to all younger . patients.
' VC, 4rk clothes make children
ieei unloved, and without low
- m cexwt be weB or bacov.
Is refuting to grow op tig of
montal i lines?
Answer: It IS mental illness.
What we call a "sick" mind is one
whose development has been ar
rested or turned backward. The
neurotic or paychouc actually
"lives la tho past" and uneon
ripuafr cotifmes what a barpoa
Is prejudice bated on
Answer: Yes, says Or. Gregory
Zilboorg, noted psychoanalyst.
But the ignorance is not so much
of the "stranger" as of ourselves.
One way in which we are able to
convince ourselves that we have
conquered tendencies and feelings
which our social ideals condemn
is by "projecting" them onto other
people, especially people whose
real characters we don't know.
By painting a mental picture of
how stingy, crooked, or immoral
members of another race are, we
can manage to seem generous,
honest and pur in our own eves
coats made of Chinchilla start at
around $35,000 apiece and soar up
wards. The boys who raise the little ani
mals, which look like a cross be
tween a rabbit and a squirrel, say
there are only about 25 to 30 coats
made of chinchilla in the Unted
States and some of these are
about 60 years old. C. C. Bllder
back. a pioneer in the chinchilla
held around the capital, told me
that Charlie Chaplin, the movie
star, once bought two of these
fur eoats. One. says Mr. Bilder
back, cost about $100,000. That one,
he says. Chaplin gave to silent
screen actress Theda Bara. lie
doesn't know how much the other
coast cost or to whom Chaplin
Mr. Hildcrback, who first got in
terested in breeding chinchillas
when he was working for M. F.
Chapman of California One man
who introduced chinchillas, which
are indigenous to South America,
to this country in 1923) says he has
actually seen about 16 coats. One, a
full-length number belongs, he
says, to Metropolitan upera star
Lily Pons. He says it's worth about
$60,000 He also arranged once to
have Wendy Barrie, movie star,
poso with a chinchilla wrap, worth
thousands, for publicity purposes.
Incidentally, Mr. Bildcrback says
it takes about 120 to 140 chinchil
la pelts to make a good coat, and
it takes a good chinchilla at least
a year to grow a pelt worth snatch
ing. Chinchilla breeding is a grow
ing business in the area around the
nation's capital. Two years ago a
group of about 24 chinchilla "fans"
banded together to form the Poto
mac Chinchilla Ranchers' Club.
There are eight chinchilla ranches
in and about the district, says Mr.
"Mr. Bilderback bought a pair of
chinchillas from Chapman for $3,-
200." The pair had three babies
(compared to the usual two) in
their first litter. All were .'smalcs.
TJiis was exceptionally good luck.
Then the original pair, which he
sold four years after he bought
them for the price he had paid, had
more than 55 babies in all.
Jlow Mr. Bilderback says he has
a little more than 200 of the crea
tures and sells "just about all the
increase" every year. If you get a
pair from a pair every year, he
says you're doing all right. The
average chinchilla rancher usually
sells from 13 to 20 chinchillas a
year for their pelts and about 25
pairs for breeding purposes. "Any
one who has from 30 to 40 pairs
could sell from five to 10 pairs a
year," says Mr. Bilderback, "with
out affecting their herd". And, he
says, the chinchillas usually sell
for $1,000 a pair or more. Most
chinchilla raisers start out with
two to four pairs until they grow
"What purchase have you made
since the war shortages which gave
you the most pleasure?"
Mrs. Charles Ketner: "An elec
Mrs. W. L. Hardin, Sr.: "All the
sugar I want. I think I enjoy hav
ing sugar more than anything be-'
cause I cook a lot."
Mrs. Aaron Prevost: "My Ben-
Mrs. A. P. Ledbetter: "The com
bination dishwasher and washing
machine which I bought. I certain
ly have enjoyed it."
Mrs. Ned Tucker: "Nylon hose.'
Mrs. Joe Cathey: "Dress material
because I sew so much."
EVEN WATER COSTS MORE
CARLISLE, Pa. tUPi Consum
ers in this community have been
paying no more for one of the
necessities of life than they did in
1878. Water rates have not chang
ed in 70 year. But the times have
caught up. A new rate schedule
will increase water prices an aver
age of 40 per cent.
By MARGAKET JOHNSTON
Every Friday morning at 10:30
children up to the fourth grade are
invited to the story hour. The boys
and girls have been enjoying the
stories told by Mrs. Lane. It lasts
about 30-45 minutes. Plan now to
bring or send your child. This
group In our Travel Reading Club
is fast covering the children's room
with pictures. They put up a pic
ture for each book read. Perhaps
your first, second, or third grader
would like to Join.
Boys and girls in the fourth,
grade and on up are invited to a
talk on France and Belgium on
July 7th at 10:30. Rolf Kaufman,
a recent Senior at the Waynes
ville High School, will tell of his
boyhood in these two countnej.
Don't miss these special programs!
If your child isn't already a mem
ber of the Travel Club, I hope you
will bring him down and let him
join the fun. The world mad on the
big bulletin board is being covered
with names as the children read of
our country and of others too.
An ostrich egg weighs about
three pounds. The empty shell can
hold the contents of 18 eggs of
"WISDOM OF SOLOMON"
oils ji iiuman interest ,.,. ...
-Of The Mounuin,... .
Mr. Williams who owns th. ,
that were here lor the Fun;',!.
July program, says he uu'hi tu
a special fee from the tanut i
explained: "During the ij.,t p
weeks I moved my rides mu, u
munities that were Mii!-i ii,.
rain. The day 1 moved in n. ,.;
started and put sufficient moi-i
back into the soil "
"The next tune llaxwoud ilt
rain, just let me kmm in ,
in( and the chances :iii it
start raining that day."
Now don't get the impi,..
he gets sore at a Huh- tiun
rain "I figure in the i:uii .
i sian me season. v() ,
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SCOTT In one of the shortest
Campaigns on record anywhere.
Kerr Scott was nominated Un
Governor. In January, Charles M
Johnson virtually had the thins
sewed up. Then the lightning
struck. Kerr Scott anoumei! he
would not run for re-election. At
that time he had no idea of run
ning for Governor, contrarj tu
what you might have heard, but
the Johnson forces saw linn as a
possible candidate even as lie
made plans to retire from public
life. He had told his wife in 11)44
that he would no run for Com
missioner of Agriculture again
However, there was dissatisfac
tion with Johnson and Scott uus
urged to run for Governor .
by letter, by wire, and by hai (il
legible, pencil-written post cards
from throughout North Carolina
There were conferences, meetings.
one of which was held in the (iov
ernor's mansion, and -Scott an
nounced. Then the fur began to
fly. The first good break was when
Charlie Parker, probably the best
newspaperman in the Stale, cun-
sented to handle the publicity. Hut
the folks were scared for Scott
They had been beaten by the ma
chine so many times that thc
could not imagine his winning.
Many men had the opportunity to
manage the Scott campaign, but
they were afraid. Scott wasn't Like
the Little Red Hen, lie said, "Okay.
'lu'" 1 'll p J
",u "i' did Jj,,
'" '"en Bob J
a iiu Observer
1 fir,i J
wien a rijl
11 rulled. Mon
"u"if with no
St"tl P'oved hJ
sincerity te U
He is hunest
and m humble'1
are line people,
Scutt will malt
To Nest of
st i net urn uas rd
tlicalw afitr all i
there would be n
a certain hawthu
ers when flank I
ates a nearli) ij
hiril '. niM in tot-'
lollllls weir in ItJ
"t'an'l (W kji
fellows are a bit
Mobilize Industrially Now,
Warm Munitions' Chairman
Special to Centrtl Pmt
WASHINGTON Thomas J. Hargrave, Chilian
tions Board, is fearful that the United SUts
to arm itself adequately if atom war comes
Hargrave. who has been urrlng industry to jt U
to avoid the mad scramble which characterlud ttt
rearmament effort, says:
., .v ,.,or u Btnmlc and the enemy Ji
1 LUC UtAl " " ,k. J
(Wa will be no time ior u i
Air Force to chaae around mdie
T,HotriBl mobilization plannmi
.v. Hargrave. He li PlH
mnt rruliti US.
iorm ijiu-u""- c- m
. r.r 77 nr rent of srml V
incus v. r-- . , j
government agency or to joint W
the armed services. i
Hargrave warn, that tayl
find the United States faced tttl
power shortage. He points ot l
reservoir of manpown
which unemployment oi un
hand of the military.
ROY ALL RUNS MBWjj
7... .. .v.. if l the UiraWf
wnne on ill - . j
Army Secretary Kenneth
over the lines made it ciear e - -Period
" . . .. .miners Mdnntq
When the heads or tne ""'''"" tiX
the Pentagon building to confer with Roysllttec ,
something like this: Glared: "M
One of the union heads belligerently declare n
try to run the railroads.
Royall retorted: "I AM running the ra. ro
men read the president's executive order,
to the word 'try' in it." ,
over the personal whims ana i.'"
thev're euests of the American foy-.
. . .fjn, rcvnv--
over the personal whims i
1. they're guests oi u reckcm
One statesman tne oeparV.... - , o(
nr rhBlm Weiamann. chief of tne ne .
to hefntr a world-famed scientist, hf
nntorl wit. . - .-ultl?,
wh. w.irmnn was in WaJhlng-;on
protocol division made every eBorl o
suit his taste. unew thst rw '
Being a Jew, the protocol man Kne jrf
k. ,,r.rt kosher-stvle. This means
from the meat before it is cooked wl fd
So they asked him what he wou.u
..nitA. irnHpr lnbster."
F oenitor """1
IF YOU CAN'T SPELL r--f-- effort lj
West Virginia, says we can su
but It will all be wasted if the nig"
illiteracy rate continues. . jdulU1 ,
Kilgore, who introduced a 1" 10 , tvery K
to school, asserted that one out o
Americans "probably cannot rebJ
dom: w.".ttAr.t mi.er.cy na.:;
ins senator - on con""" -ii
v..i mim which thrives on ffi
He said: "It takes the written trut)v"
future of democracy a vital ana rt
. AB.MY AND FOUTICT-Th. 4
campaign spparenuy w
election day. .j jts oB'"
Th. department recently rd t J
the handling of "poliUcal hot Pti,
f xtreme c.re. I- fact, it a v.d U
Then it renewed us t""-' " . . son
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