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Established July, 1936
ARNEY and TRENA POX CO-PUBLISHERS & EDITORS
MISS HOPE BAILEY ASSOCIATE EDITOR
r. L. BROWN SHOP MANAGER
Published Every Thursday By
YANCEY PUBLISHING COMPANY
Entered as second-class matter November -11th, 1936, at
the Post Office, Burnsville, North Carolina, under the act of
March 3, 1879. '
By Margaret B Xaughrun
With roses in full bloom and
shedding their fragrance every
where, there comes to many of us
memories of the lovely rose garden
of Dr. Charles W. Harris at
Weaverville. In recalling his love
of flowers, many other facets of his
personality come back to con
tinue teaching us after he is gone.
He was a wonderful philosophy of
life! He controlled his thinking. If
situations got unpleasant, he simply
• lifted himself by his “mental boot
straps” into at realm above and
away from the unpleasantness. He
believed in a “God of Love” and
theye was no place or time in his
life for unhappiness of any sort.
If 'one was troubled or anxious
Dr. Harris, without any seeming
lack of interest, simply 1 channelled
the conversation and train of
thought into a more pleasant and
positive realm and caught one right
up out of his- trouble, enabling him
to share the peace he knew.
He appreciated the least act of
kindness and ignored anything un
kind. He simply was not there if
there was anything unkind. A re
markable quality this, and most
certainly a requisite of a peace
maker; for it would be totally im
possible to repeat an ugly story if
one was not there to hear it!
Dr. Harris enjoyed nature in all
its aspects, and growing
was one of his hobbies along with
fishing with his friends. His home
was a veritable flower garden and
he wanted all his friends to share
his roses from the first bud to the
last petal. ,
Even though he lived alone for
several years while Mrs. Harris was
in a nursing home, I doubt that he
was ever much lonely for he had a
huge library of books - friends that
kept him company when he was not
working in his garden or thinking
up one of his beautiful sermons
which brought peace to the soul.
No one enjoyed fun more than he
and he was ever telling some joke
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on himself describing the predica
ments he got into while trying out
a new recipe some friend had 1
given him but he had neglected to
write down. He claimed-to liave in- 1
vented some new sort of leather by
his style of cooking certain meats.
One can well imagine the fun he
had watching his old, almost tooth
less dog “Link” trying to eat some
of his culinary mistakes.
As Dr. Harris neared the close of
his life and disease took its toll, he
maintained his same calm gentle
ness and his same great interest in
Burnsville and its people he loved.
Even the intense pain he suffered
brought no bitterness nor resent
ment to him as he committed both
body and soul to that God of Love”
he had believed in and tried to re
veal to us all.
I think the transition from the
river of life into the ocean of eter
nity must have been comparatively
easy for him, so long had he lived
with tranquil thoughts and love for
God and man. Patience Strong, in
her poem “MY CREED," must have
had some one in mind when she
I believe in homely ways; I believe <
in quiet days; i
believe in Joy that springs - out of
spiritual things. ’
X believe in noble art—that which 1
purifies the heart. . .
Books and songs and poetry; cul
ture, grace and harmony.
I believe the world is fair- though
so full of grief and care. . .
I believe in One above - and His
I believe in Miracle; I believe the
Breaking bud and leafing tree —life
I believe there is a Plan—for the
destiny of Man. . . 1
believe a human clod— can become '
the child of God.
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h.p., poured it on for 24 straight hours,
averaging 101.58 miles per hour, to top
oq 6 stock car record by
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BY H. M, ALLEY
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Note: This column is writ I n ti 1
malice toward none, but u»ih «
common good of all in unnJ
Ever and anon conies the report
that soffife new industry is about to
ro-open the Duplan plant in our
community. But when weeks go by
without bringing a puff of smoke
ut of the plant’s smokestack, or the
sound of operating machinery, or |
the sight of happy workers passing'
new pay checks across the counters
of our stores, one wonders if such 1
reports are but idle rumors without |
any foundation of fact or promise.
If so, the long range effect can be
more depressing than if naught
were ever said about it.
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The old Indian rain sign was:
“Heap plenty clouds and water
falling." Applying this logic to the
above situation we might say that
the best sign of renewed operations
at the Duplan Plant will be smoke
ascending, spindles whirling, shut
tles flashing, and Shifts of workers
passing in and out’of the gates
dvery eight hours around the clock.
Untit then, to repeat another old
saying, “No news is good hews.”^~
InsteatFof trying to “sit it. out”
until Duplan or. some other Corpor
ation decides to re-open the plant
in question, wouldn’t it be wiser if
the town and county business men
would seek and invite other types
of industry to consider locating in
our neck of the woods?-There are.
many wonderful sites for industrial
plants in different sections of Yan
cey County. And if we hope to keep*
our own people at home and to in-1
vite others to make their homes I
within our borders, -it is imperative '
that every means be employed, and
with ail possible haste, to secure
ifferent types of dependable manu
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When wc have more payroll in
dustries, that will automatically
give rise to more and bigger stores, 1
Keener competition, greater variety
and better prices, mat in turn
would keep tne merchants busy be
hind their counters, instead of
landing in the doors or peeping out
the windows watching potential
eustbmers and dollars drilting by
enroute to larger markets.
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It has been suggested that we’ll
never gel outside capital and in- '
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DR. McRAE CONTRIBUTES ....
DEVOTIONAL TO “UPPER ROOM
Nashville, Tennessee—Dr. Cam
eron P. Mcßae of Burnsville, North
Carolina, is tjie author of the med
itation printed below which* is
being used" on Tuesday, July 24,
by an estimated eleven million
people around the world who are
readers of The Upper Room. The
Upper Room, a devotional guide
under the editorship of Dr. J.
Manning Potts, has a world cir
culation of more than three million
copies. It is published in 32 editions
including 2T languages and Braille.
Because of the wide readership
and popularity of The Upper Room,
iit is considered a high honor to
have a meditation selected and pub-
I lished in the world’s most widely
.used devotional guide.
i Read Acts 10:9-16.
And the voice came to him again
a second time, “What God has
cleansed, you must not call
common.” (Acts 10:15. RSV.)
Early in Chapter 10 of the Acts
of the Apostles, we see Peter as a
rtus try to come our way until we
build bigger and better schools.
That, too, can help. Only we must
face this fact on the school front:
BUILDING BIGGER SCHOOL
BUILDINGS WILL NEVER GIVE
US BETTER SCHOOLS UNTIL
\ND UNLESS OUR SCHOOL SYS
TEM CAN BE COMPLETELY
DIVORCED FROM POLITICAL
MEDDLING AND DICTATOR
SHIP! ! !
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Only the other day we heard by I
way of the grapevine system about |
a would-be political boss approach
ing a certain school committee, a
few hundred miles south of New
York, and proposing that certain
teachers should not be re-hired be
cause they had not voted “right” in
' a preceding election. Other similar
reports that stink just as badly are
in circ.ul&tipn.. Whether they be true
or false could not be verified with
out a thorough investigation by the
proper authorities. But the old
adage still holds that, “where there
is smoke, there’s bound to be some
Uncle Josh says: “The rever-rant
Samuel Goforth in one of his recent
sermints lately Towed that con
sidere up one side an down t’other,
politicks hev done a heap more
damage to the kentry than tater
bugs and bean beetles combined.
Moreover he sed also thet givln
boys and girls a edication were a
curse ‘sted of a blessin onless they’
uns teached ‘era, along with tber
<ook larnin, a few road manners, an
how to behave in publick places.” .
America's largest selling car—
-2 million more owners than any
deeply religious man. We eee him •
conscious of being one of the
“chosen people,” hence better than
any Gentile, no matter how devout
that Gentile might be. As the
chapter ends, we see Peter not only
visiting Gentiles but even preaching
to them and declaring, “Can any
one forbid water for baptizing
these people who have received the.
Holy Spirit just as we have?”
God had used a thrice-repeated
vision to convince Peter that he
“should not call any man common
or unclean.” Thus the apostle broke
the fetters of tradition and grew up
spiritually into a world citizen —just
as Christianity grew up from a
Jewish sect into a world religion.
Are we, too, shackled by tradi
tion? Do we regard others as be
neath us because they are of a
different race or religious of geo
graphic background? By prayer,
i thought, and practice we can grow
i in spiritual stature.
Our Father, may Thy teachings
i now impress upon us anew the
i great truth that every man is the
■ brother for whom Christ died. Help
: us to grow in spiritual stature in
' Christ so that we can help others
o possess redemption through faith
n Him. In His blessed name we ask
‘ I it. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“Thou shalt love thy neighbor
Cameron F., Mcßae . , j
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No Man Can Serve
. BASIL L. WHITENER. the peopled candidate for
Congress, has lived and worked with the citizens of the
11th Congressional District at all times, except when
serving during World War II with the U. S. Navy.
Basil Whitener has at no time been a LOBBYIST in
Washington, or elsewhere, for any firm or corporation.
THE OPPONENT of Basil Whitener has proudly
proclaimed that he is a member of the law firm of Gard
ner, Morrison and Rogers. Woodward Building, Wash
ington, D. C. HAS THIS LAW FIRM BEEN ENGAGED
IN LOBBYING WITH THE CONGRESS OF THE
The “CONGRESSIONAL RECORD’' answers that
question! On page 6793 of Issue No. 108, Volume 99
and on page 1539 of Issue No. 25, Volume 100, of that of
ficial Congressional publication you will find that Gard
ner, Morrison and Rogers, Attorneys at Law, 1126
Woodward Building, Washington, D. C., filed sworn
statements with the Secretary of the United States Sen
-4 fm? Clerk of the U. S. House of Representatives
These statements, given under oath, state that they
were registered LOBBYISTS for the Lehigh Valiev
Railroad Co., 143 Liberty Street, New York, N. Y., and
the Canadian Car & Foundry Co., Ltd., 30 Broad Street,
New York, N. Y., and others.
The OFFICIAL records of the INTERSTATE
COMMERCE COMMISSION, Washington, D. C., reveal
that since 1950 the law firm of Gardner, Morrison, and
Rogers has received the sum of $75,000.00 from’ the
j Pennsylvania Railroad fees.
BASIL L. WHITENER does not have this lobby
ing background. He, therefore, owes no obligation to
any such corporations when he goes to Washington as
BASIL L. WHITENER will be the representative
of the PEOPLE and not the servant of selfish interests
BASIL L. WHITENER
JACK WHITE, District Manager
Democratic Primary, Jooe 23, 1956
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