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Author of "How to Win Friend* H
and Influence People." |'yj|
Are you self-conscious when
you come Into the presence of
strangers? If so, would you like
to know how to cure yourself?
In the first place, dont worry
if you are self-conscious on meet
ing new people. Many people
are, more or less. If you are very
self-conscious, then you merely
have an exaggerated case.
Luther Burbank, the plant wiz
ard, was so self-conscious as a
boy that if he came in from the
field and saw an extra plate on
the table, which showed there
would be company for supper, he
would not come to the table. He
would stay outside and eat in the
Omit Worry !
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kitchen rather than face some
one he didn't know.
The distinguished American
writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne, was
so self-conscious that when he
saw visitors start up the walk to
his house, he would become so
panic-stricken that he would go
down and sit in the kitchen until
they were gone. This was not
when he was a boy, as in the case
of Burbank, but even when he
was married. His wife would
have to sit in the parlor and en
tertain the visitors.
These are exaggerated ex
amples of a feeling we all have.
So don't worry if you are self
conscious when you meet stran
gers. It's mostly a matter of de
gree. The important thing is
how to cure yourself. Here are
four ways which will be of tre
mendous help:
First, take a course in public
speaking. If the student is
taught to get up on his feet and
talk, then you will gain poise and
self-possession. When 1 you lose
your fear of crowds, you lose your
fear of individuals.
Second, think about someone
else instead of yourself. At the
bottom of nearly all shyness on
meeting strangers, is this think
ing of self. Homer Croy, the
writer, is famous for feeling at
ease when he meets people. He
said: "I'm so much more inter
ested in the person I'm meeting
than I am in myself, I forget my
self. I get the person to talking
about himself, or his interests,
and usually we get along fine."
Third, ask* questions. Direct at
tention awfiy from yourself. Then
follow closely what he says. Real
ly concentrate. Think the
thoughts he is uttering and
thoughts of yourself will disap
Fourth, get out and do things.
Cleaned and Repaired
All Work Guaranteed
At Bryan's Double Eagle
Service Co.
On The Farm and in The Home
The Piglets two on ChrULtrtai Day Ma hoped that she would ret perfume
% Found lovely things upon thrtr Which would have tickled her a lot,
( rtf| But just a plain and useful broom
And they got busy right away Was all the present that she got.
With toys in great variety. Vet she was glad with all the other*.
While Bolivar made far more noise For that's the way with first ratr
Than forty 'ieven firls and boys. mothers.
This Month On the Farm
The month of December usual
ly means "hog-killin'" time in
North Carolina, but there are
other things than cold weather
that are important in curing
Earl H. Hostetler, professor of
animal husbandry at N. C. State
College, says pork of excellent
quality can be cured on the farm
if proper precautions are taken
in slaughtering the hogs and in
Don't sit in a corner and envy
people who have an easy manner
when they meet others.
The late Martin Johnson, fa
mous explorer, was so shy of peo
ple when he was a young man
that he would pretend he had a
headache and go off into a room
by himself. He helped overcome
this shyness by doing something.
He worked his way from his home
in Independence, Kansas, to Chi
cago and then to Europe and
back for $5.25. He finally got
back to America by hiding as a
gtowaway in a lifeboat on a
steamer bound for New York. By
the time he was home again, his
self-consciousness was gone.
There they are! Four simple
rules anyone can apply.
curing, smoking, and storing the
In past years, a folder publish
ed by the Extension Service on
killing and curing meat has
proved extremely popular with
farm people. This publication
has been revised this fall to in
clude the latest recommendations
and will soon be off the press.
Farm families desiring a copy
should write to the Agricultural
Editor at State College, Raleigh,
and ask for Extension Folder No.
Enos Blair, extension agrono
mist, says there are plenty of jobs
for the good farmer to get out of
the way before Christmas. In the
Piedmont, he advises plowing all
clover and lespedeza lands that
are to be planted to corn, cotton,
or any other crop next spring.
By plowing in the late fall or
early winter, the soil will be sub
jected to freezing and thawing, a
process that not only kills out
many troublesome insects but
also pulverizes ihe soil in a man
ner unrivaled by any other
means. On red clay farms, fall
plowing is often the difference
between success and failure in
next year's crop.
For growers in the- Coastal
Plain, Mr. Blair gives this time
ly advice: Disc under all corn,
bean, and cotton stalks before the
end of the year. By incorporat
ing these stalks into the first
three or four inches of soil, they
will decay considerably before
crop-planting time, and the re- |
suits will be much better than
when the stalks are turned under
early in the spring.
December _ says Roy S. Dear
styne, head of the State College
Poultry Department, is a critical
month for North Carolina poul
trymen. Winter is here, necessi
tating many days of confinement
for the laying birds which should
be in heavy production by this
time. Careful management must
be practiced, for any neglect of
the birds under such conditions
is immediately reflected in their
Here are some of the manage
ment practices to watch: check
ventilation of the house carefully;
be sure that drop curtains are in
good condittion if an open front
house is used; don't neglect
dropping boards, even though
this is not fly-breeding season;
clean nesting material is neces
sary; careful feeding must be
practiced; and don't let disease
get a foothold in the flock.
H. R. Niswonger, horticulturist
of the Extension Service, reminds
farmers that December is a good
time to cut out dead limbs of
trees in-yards and orchards. Cut
close to the trunk and apply a
heavy coating of paint to the cut
He also warns that sweet pota
toes in many banks in their
present state will rot unless pro
tected from low temperatures
and water. Take the necessary
precautions to ward off thfc
Only Looking
First Drunk: "Whatcha looking
Second Drunk: "My pocket
First Drunk: "Where'd ya lose
Second: "Down the street."
First: "Why ya looking for it
Second: "More light."
First: "Oh!"
Will Be Neither
Wimpus When this war is
over the rich Will be richer and
the poor poorer.
Berzam—Yes, and I presume
the Mies that are neither will be
Stannara Rock lighthouse 45
miles out in Lake Superior Is the
most isolated light in American
Mr. Wayne Hayes of Mount
Airy, spent the Thanksgiving
holidays with his mother, Mrs.
W. H. Hayes.
Mrs. Ellen Batep, of Hartley,
Delaware, has be& .visiting in
this community the past week.
Mr. Clarence Bowman, of Mt.
Airy, spent last week-end in this
Mr. and Mrs. JHugh Cass and
little son, of near Elkin, spent
Thanksgiving t with Mrs. Cass's
mother, Mrs. W. H. Hayes.
Miss Dovie Franklin, of near
Mountain Park, visited Miss Ar
leva McCoin, Sunday evening.
The first air mail plane left
Mineola, L. 1., Sept. 8, 1920. It
took the plane three days to get
to San Francisco.
Spainhour's SPECIAL
Entire Stock of Fur Trimmed and Casual
Costume Suits COATS
Greatly Reduced to Clear
One Group All 7 00 Entire Stock Reduced!
Were $24.95 now «P* • 00 All Coats Were fljn OQ
All Costumes That l*l7 00 $10.95 Now v^OO
Were $22.50 Now v • Coats Were (M 000
aefraSpriceNow SI9BB $14.95N0w . SI2BB
All Costume* Were M 000 All Coats That 00
■ $19.95 Now Jpl J.OO Were $17.95 Now «P 11.00
All Costumes Were tQ OQ Coats Were $K Cfi
$14.95 Now «pj.oo $19.95. Now P IJ.OO
Costume Suits That P7 00 All Coats That $lO CC
Were $10.1)5 Now V* °° Were $22.50 Now «pl" 00
Extra! Clearance Lots of 88
I«T\| PQ ' UATQ $29.95 Coats Now «Pfa« J«00
L ALU to II Ald Fur Trim Coats SOQ 00
Casual and Novelty Felts in Assorted nr oro poq qk DtiJ.OO
Colors—Were $1.98 to $5.95 Were INOW
(1 nn C9 On HO Fur Trim Coats (QQ OQ
ip 1 J.UU Were $49.50 Now WOO
aeumc.,«awulGr..„ » $48.88
Included Are Woolens, Crepes Extra! One Special Lot of
and Silks, Plain and Printed > i nirc nnrcorp
One Group 000 One Group of Woolens and Silks in
Was $19.95 Now J.OU plain
r Novelty Colors
One Special Lot Was (£0 00 T
$12.95 Now 4KJ.OO Clearance of Entire stock of
One Group Was (P7 00 n _
$10.95 now j'-o® Suede Shoes
One Group N tfC 00
Wai $7.95 Now Prices That Say Get Yours
L rTTTT I « —Black, and Brown All Over
Suedes and Combinations,
SPORT JACKETS priced to dear.
Includes plaids, corduroys and Extra Special Group (PI OO
velveteens $3.98 Values 4)1.00
CleScePriL $3.88 $3.98 Suedes Now MOO
All' Jackets That ff/l OO Clearance Prlce only -
Were $5.05 Now •Jri.OO Special Group of $5.95 to 00
Ont Group of $7.95 fl>C 00 Suedes, Clearance «P»AOO
Jackets Now «J)J.OO Regular $6.75 Vitality C/| 00
Extra Special Lot PO OO Suedes Now Jrl.OO
Of $3.98 Jackets «]>£i.OO First Floor
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It's easy to get the best of drugs and sickroom supplies
by trading at the Elk Pharmacy, where low prices pre
vail on the better-known ____
brands of household
Thursday, December 5. 10*0
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