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intornttxXMl Unilcm k
Swd., School 1 rjfH
SCTtrPTtJRB: Mark M.
lIMOl linta St
Jesus Faces Death
, Lesoi for March 18, 1951 ?
MANY A STORY has, been writ
ten around the theme of a man
. wh kjiow: & nly fhort
while to live. But the best of Ahese
It "theVstory of
Jesu. ft. Is the best .
not only because it:
I ,true;vlKls tfie
story of the , best
man known to his
tory. We Christians
go further than IHat.'
We believe he' was
Perfection' In all
hit i human III ..
J t u t way of
f acini death is the
fade itvthe way his (olloweri
will chooie., . ,
Heart at Leisure
F'OR ONE thing, Jesus did not try
to conceal from himself or others
the fact that be would' shortly die.
Through all that happened, he wat
wire of hit death. Ha neither thut
hit ayet to the inevitable, doc
mourned over It. k ri-,: ; .
! J New In our sad "timet, with '
l death to near ta all of as, the
' approach of death It not some
i thing to Ulk about at if It wera
an event af the 21st century.
; Death may eome ta any of aa
toon; death la very likely to
eome to many of as soon; and
: sooner or later, death la eer-..,'
tain ta come to all of as. Facing
death may bring out all a maa'a
hidden selfishness. From the
moment be knows his days are
limited, he may think of noth
ing hot himself and his "chanc
es" to escap. ' ',"
Jesus, on the contrary, ' under ho I
Illusions about escape.
death quietly, day by day thought
of others rather than of. himself.
His Friend's and God '?
rANY PERSONS, ta the felt
Dresence of death. : witnaraw
Into themselves. They cut "the" ties
that have bound them to other, they
set their facet "outward' bound."
Not so with Jesus. While it was still
day. be would not act as If It were
night So we find Mm tightenirig up
the bonds of friendship. , 'j-
It Is aa InteresUng fact that .
f all Jesus' living dayjftyose .
which were remembejfidrbeat )
were those which caae :Jkist be
fore his death. Part-iMhe- .
on fee this may be -that hi ...
Mends came closer to Mm la
those day; there was J b
Mm ey, a greater warmth, be
tween Mm and hla eld friend
than there had ever been. Evea
when he prayed la Gethteman
he waa not content to pray
alone. If there waa none to
watch with Mm and In some dim
way share hi agonle, It wa -.
because hi friend were not
awake to Ma need, not beeaase
he In any way turned Ma back
on them. .' ',: ."
Again, we find Jesus' prayer-life
growing Intense in those last days
and nights. Nowhere else from
Jesus' whole life is such a- long
prayer recorded as the one John
puts Into the story Mark tell so
briefly of the last supper (John
17). Not in Jesus' whole life before,
though he prayed early and Often,
do we hear of such agony of prayer
as that in the garden before Judas
came. He not only turned to his
friends, and turned to God, but it
is plain that he wished of all things
most to bring hit friends nearer
to God., .'. ' ''; t
Yet how many ' Christiana - are
there who, It they knew death would
be coming for them within the week,
would think of others' spiritual wel
fare rather than their own? How
many would help to prepare others
for God, and hot themselves alonet.
:.''( . '"';. '"'": ' '!',:'(' ' '".'
. First, a Good Life .
THE CHURCH has always been
a bit suspicious about "death
' bad repentance." WelwtfW It can
be real; but over a period, of two
thousand years it hat'eervtlced
that most people who fiKjdeWjr'Aurn
good in the presence of death are
likely to be just as bad a ever if
death postpones his visit.
Jeans' last daya were not the
f a scared taaa trying to make
up la a few short days the lost
eppertnnlUe of a mis-spent life,
time. On the ontrajr. Jetwt.i
lat daya were all er Biee t
with the rest of hi 111. Prayers .
. frlendsMpa, apprecUtlon and i
help at ether, evea aerlfbe, ,
wera aot Strang ta Mm.
ta with each of us. We all know
bow w ought to live if death war
hovering near. But we shall have
right way to
a bird time living and acting to,
then, unlest It If our babit already.
It 1 well to pray for a "good
'death;" but the bett way to have
it good death it first to Uv the
i ( imi wia et
(InrtatlK Kali, K ! CM
if if tkaraiiM ! ChrUi In im tJnti.t
t.i.S tl Aaallta. fcliM t HO
,) j, , ,. ... ..
EXLCCTGT.3 KuTICB .
. ' ! to crr:Tcr.3
Uavlnj quguhed at executor Of
tlil I -Mi bt AndrtW P, Ftul, de
' -i, kt at r.-,'!'a cjjnty,
i Raleigh Tha 1951 General At-'
aenably teem destined to go down
in, history - a the legislature with
tha rubber, stamp leadership. 4
Because' the so-called' conserva
tive leaders seem to be .dominated
by a handful of lobbyists and a par
litical-mlnded banker. who twings
a lot of weight la ' conservative
.; It it common talk that the list
of committee " appointments wat
drawn up by tha. hanker and others
who were not members pf the Gen
eral AatmMy.;'':;:"-; ;
it also is admitted that the bank
er and his lobbyist cohorts are de
ciding matters pt policy. These de
cisions then are' passed along to'
the Charlie McCarthy-like leaders,
who Jn turif attempt to carry but
these dictated policies In the Leg
islature. . j '., ..A' ' ;
This outside influence hat be
come to obvious and so pronounced
that even conservatives who usually J
follow the- so-called "leaders are
becoming disgutted;" 'rrr
. "I never taw a. Legislature to
dominated by tha lobbyitta," one of
these, men said. "About five or
tlx lobbyist, plut tha banker and
hit bald-headed friend, are running
tha show. , It's gotten to bad. that
you have to call up one of tha lob -
bylsta In order to find at least one
of these to-called leaders. ,-7.
This disgruntled conservative,
and several like him,, still ara fol
lowing their rubber-stamp leaders,
but it won't take much more of tha
obvious lobbyist oontrol to make
some of them revolt. .-.
At one legislator put it, "I've
got a pretty strong stomach, but
this is enough to make anyone
You might aay that tome of.caupn tna ow
us are beginning to get a .touch
of ptomaine poisoning from this
stuff they're trying to feed us."
"The Legislature's trip to Camp
Lejeune last week wa indicative
of the state of affairs. The Marine
invited members' of the legislature
and the press to; make .the trip.
Practically every major; lobbyist
went along forxthe rige"-i'8 ttate
hibit them to George Frank Land
en, the undersigned at Chinquapin,
Ni C, or Grady Mercer," Beula-
ille, N. on or before, the, 26th
day of renruary, iwoz, orvm jao-.
tice will be pleaded in bar of their
recovery. All persona Indebted to
said estate will please make imme
diate payment. .
Thi 28th day of February, 1951.
..George Frank Landen, Exe
... cutor of Andrew P. Paul.
Grady Mercer Attorney at Law ".
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KENANSVILLE, N C
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I tie; $3.80 par year outaide thla area in North Carolina;' and
$4.00 Per year elitwhere. , ,
,' - Advartb!2!g rate furBJ.fJ e re'; i;i
v a pemseratle Joamtl. devoted to the miteritl, idueillonat,'
ecdnoffile thi llcuitaral loteresu of Duplin Countjr. .. .
"of affaire that caused many raised
eyebrow among the lawmakers. It
seems that the so-called legislative
leaders took it upon themselves .to
invite their policy-making masters.
Even the big had banker was. in
vited, but did Uot ;make ,the trip.
( :' ';""'!-' i-
; It all adds up: Top brass of the
Legislature and their ; outside in
structora are thinking more of 1952
and the next election than they are
of 1951 and North Carolina's needs.
.'These folks came to Raleigh at
.the beginning of the year with the
Idea of passing the budget as rec
ommended by the Advisory Budget
Commission, okaying, the- Revenue
Act at was, and going home, r-'
They intended to pay no atten
tion to rising prices and the Increas
ed cost of government that such a
Situation caused. 'But a majority
of the House refuted, to let this
aM m ,Ueged ieade cooked
. , nlce utUe ,tgtement about
,. ,nA hn it we-uidba nee-
trv t to boost the ante'. They
suo-conunmee, ana are
olannlng a reported budget torn
30,000,000 above present estimated j
revenue. They wiu past no new
taxes.;; "'.''" i.'.''? ' '" V
They are going to gamble that
either (1) revenue win Increase
enough to take car of the lnoreas
d .budget or (2) the Scott admini
stration will gat tha blame if it
doesn't. ..'v' :''":
If - they had their1 "druthera"
they'd take the second choice. .
. They attempt to' Justify thla o
tlon by "aaying "we- don't want . to.
build up , another turplut" and
'Revenue estlmatet ' alwaya have
been low. and there'a every indi-
very niga iurvw uca. vnv
. .. V r.
It eeemt that the consemfivaa
have outsmarted themselvet.' They
pushed their band, too far, and have !
.. . . . . , i 1
put themseivea in , me siiuuvu
where the Liberals could again win
the gubernatoriai election if
they can just find a, candidate.
The oonservatlvea. would have
you believe theyare giving whole
hearted support, to Bill: Umstead
at their candidate fori governor ln
1952. They never miss a chance to
praise him or to give out with the
chant that the east-west tradition
it' dead. There it Increasing tuspt
clon, however, that they are using
Bill as a front (not with his know
ledge and consent-however) In an
effort to amoke out the opposition.
They are trying every way under
the tun to find outwho the lilberala
will offer at a candidate.'
' If they believe that " Umttead
can win, they probably -will atlck
t ,. 1. 1
ii i -
seivativ brass wouiU u.iui iniu u
favor of a strong conservative or
middle-of-the-roader from the west,
That they are Jittery about the
opposition waa brought out the
the other day when someone tug
ftmterl that Frank tiraham might
run for governor. The conservatives
had their political spies on aouoie
duty trying to find out it was to,
and their has been chewing of nails
While they tried to pin tne rumor
down. They are afraid of the trek
mendoua personal following that
tha riofnated senator has. ' -
- They are proibatoly excited over
nothlns. It is unlikely tnat rrana
Graham would be a party to anoth
er campaign of the tort siagea
- But all of the conservatives' ef
foru to find out about a liberal
candidate la wasted time; Because
the plain-truth of the matter is that
the liberal forces don't have' a
candidate not one - that could
come close to winning, anyhow.
i The Uberala; find themselvet iu
much the tame altuation that the
(Democratic party was nationally
whUe Franklin D.' Roosevelt waa
alive. Kerr Scott It about the only
man they could offer who. would
have a chance of winning, and he
uniini kiieeeed himieU Further, he
baa been the focal point of appro
val or disapproval during tut ad
ministration, with the result that
no other potential leader bat bad
a chance to emerge xrem in uv
. nut if. a lonfl time until election
day! and anything can happen-In
politlct, ' 1
. However, here's prediction: The
conservatives will elect their can
didat for governor, unlets they
continue to make the tarn stupid
mistake that baa been the high spot
of their control of the Legislature.
And that 1 in letting the votere
know that they are controiiea Dy
the special Interest boys. v
" This Legislature hat don two
'things likely to have quite an ef
fect on State agencies and other
legislatures of the future.
The first is in taking money
away from the State Fair. It wasn't
but $150,000, taut" It 'set apreced-'
ent. It was the first time a uen
eral Assembly has taken money
from., a permanent improvement
fund passed by a previous General
. rtii action will, mean that, Jn
the future , a permanent improve
ment' appropriation will iheait a"
pending rat race. Because, every,
agency with pernianent improve
ment money will' do everything
possible to spend it In the two
years before the Legislature comes
back to. town. They wan t pay any
1 ,' , .T,
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away from the Stale ia.r out of
spite. The boys were mad because
they hadn't been able to atop con
struction of the coliseum at the
fairgrounds. : ' ik-k v '' '
The second thing done to pester
legislatures of the future was pass
age of the Powell bill. The cities
wUl be backyvith their hands out
every time you turn around. In
addition, many folks regard the act
as diversion of highway funds,
pkn, fool that -in tha future folks
I looking for money Will' put the
i.Dlte on "tne nignwsy, xuuu. au,
even if neither or tnese two mum
materlaliie and the Powell bin is
allowed to stay" In effect in the fu
ture, It will be the most amenoeo
npt ever naased. because of its
vagueness in administrative detail
and definitions. , a
' 1 Usually, the chairman and vice
chairman of the House Finance
Committee are named members of
the House 'Appropriations Commit
tee. They rarely attend meetings of
tbe'approprlatlons group, however,
i But It paid off for the hold-the-llne
crowd when the Powell bill
was "-being ' considered. Finance
Chairman E. T. Boat of Cabarrus
and hitice-cfialrman Bob Lasslter
of Mecklenburg, were on hand. And
it took their votes to keep the bill
from going to a sub-committee. The
motion failed 39-24; and both Bost
.,t. T .sol to vntad affalnat It. . .
I KV.. h.rf ii saartad thalr own
Finance Committee' meeting to
come over and stoke the Powell
bill express. ,
Speaking of the finance Com
mltUe, that , group heard Harry
Caldwell state that the North Caro
lina Grange is "unanimously ' in
favor" of a flat 3 aalea tax with
no exemntiont. He told the commit-
tee that the Grange had voted un
animously to support such a change.
He wasted his breath, however. The
Finance ! Committee '- will recom
mend no new taxes or elimination
of exemptions. If it does anything,
it probably will lower some levies.
- Aa a matter of fact, the hold-the-.llnert
-.are . doing everything they
cad "to' ram through the'revenue
bill tjef ore the Appropriation! Com
mittee reports the budget bill to
the floor. . ' ;. '
They don't want to take a chance
'on a maiority of the House refus
ing, to go along with deficit finan-
Cig.. .- . .-'.-'.'
" However, a small group paced
by ohn Umttead of Orange is de
laying final action on the Revenue
mil few Aalltncr fnrmilhltf hArinffa
- finance amendments that they
know, have no chance of passing.
Uey want the report of the Ap-
I i . 1 ' ' 7 al
. Jubelee Coats
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... . ... j
which permits 3 months to
pay for purchase over $50.
Iueanlime,' the sab-committee is
apparently being slpwed down by
the hold-the-liners and their be
tha inM "fldvisnra". When
uiini VMM " " . r i
the appropriations sub-committee
was named, it was asked to have a
report ready in aooui a ween, mey
took that long for a "preliminary
survey." This week they are getting
down to actual recommendations,
and that meana anotiier week or
more before they report to the full
committee. Seems to be a question
of who can stall the longest, :.
Twin bills seeking to abolish the
farm censua have been Introduced
in the House and senate ny wi,
1 Roger Kiser of Scotland and Sen.
Page of Richmond. Seems the
! nnnntu Mimmissloners and tax col
lectors, who have to take thecen-
'sus are oujbc"".
They claim that tne uuurimu
: oood plowing - '
No matter how much you- disc and
harrow you cant "correct a . poor
plowing job. So why not get a plow
that give you good job In the
;- This Dearborn Moldboard Plow
can be attached to a Ford Tractor,
in one minute, lifts and lower by
the tractor' Hydraulic Touch Con-
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lepth and clean, well-turned fur
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' bottoms to fit every soil condition.-
FROM SUCH FAMOUS HUES AS:
it btloie the . : t jo j
The high-handed ways the boys
in charge handle things was well
demonstrated the other day in Fi
nance Committee. Rep. Joe King
of Forsyth had a "million aonar ,
idea" bill before the committee, s
Despite Chairman Boat's noting
that King had asked a hearing, .'
ramrodders killed the . measure, .
King bad not even been notified .
action would be taken on his meat
jure that day. Committee tnembera .
' tried ' to excuse their action by
calling the bill a Joke, but it waa
the second time a King measure .
'had been axed .without the Intro
ducer being notified it was to be, r
considered and that's not only
against the House rules, but dls-:
courteousness to a fellow elected
member to say the least. ,
starts with :
. Phone or come In with
your puti and rvic
problem!. Or Juit drop ia
. and pan the tuna ol day.
We'd Uko. to know jro
and your tana twtlor.
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