Cow With Triplets ~T
Sl-.t's dolnV her part ♦• ward reducing the price of veal. Twin calves
ore uncommon, and triplets are rare, indeed. These were boin to UofcSy,
*wncd by a farmer mar Great Falls. \Vis„ all within 24 hours..
A woman doesn’t always^ use an auto
mobile in runkyrdown another woman,
says Garland McBrayer.
A year of real prosperity is prom
ised. Now every person, poor or oth
erwise can have two clyindcrs more.
Touring up above the clouds does
not appeal to us, but Carey Boshamer
says it must be fine to travel up above
the bill boards.
When Henry Ford entered the au
tomobile business he made a tin-strike.
Economy may be the road to wealth
but Red Newman says too many of us
prefer the detours.
A free country, thinks Bill Frank
lin i'? one in which the un important
can get even by hogging the road.
It isn’t always safe to say to the
judge: “Yes, your honor. It is true
that I was speeding, hut I can ex
plain if you will give me a little
time.” It isn’t always safe to say that
for the judge is liable to say “All
Man’s inhumanity to man makes
thousands hesitate nt the curbs.
In Our Garage.
A boiler and a kettle lid.
Some plates that Maggie broke and
A chopping-block, a knuckle bone,
A phonograph that doesn’t phone;
Some lingerie that lingered long,
A mattress with the mat all gone;
A bushle out of grandma's trunk,
A rat trap and some other junk;
A demijohn of faint bouquet,
(Sweet hundred-proof of yesterday)
The sticks and tail of Johnnies' kite,
A table lamp I dropped one night,
Tomato cans of Auld Lane Svne
A hundred feet of washing line.
One pair of pants (demobilized).
One garden hose (derubherized),
Gas fittings from a former age,
One rocker, one canary cage,
A niblick and a baseball bat,
A bedstead and a broken slat;
The box in which the rabbit died.
The bike that mother used to ride;
Of many things a sundry crop—
All but the car—that's in the shop,
A short story. He thought she
would give him half the road. Only
seventeen stitches were necessary.
Many people who meet with acci
dents nowadays worry more about dam
ages than they do repairs.
I They used to think that & needle in
a hay stack was hard to find, but J.
C. Newton says the hardest thing to
j find now is a parking place at Webb
The latest fad in England is for au
tomobile owners to christen their cars.
Probably they don’t call ’em the same
names Americans do when they have
engine trouble or run out of gas.
Woman’s voice (to garage man ot.
the ’phone) “Will you please send
i someone out here to fix my car? I
think the radiator’s flooded.”
All colors aren’t colorful. Some colors were
made for serious-minded gentlemen. Some col
ors will please men of happy-go-lucky natures.
Other colors are for the chaps who prefer
shades that give the eye a good show.
The Griffon Suits this season show their colors
admirably. Suits in colors that some might
consider more than whispery. Suits that be
have themselves so far as shades go, yet are as
smart as they make them. Suits that will give
the spirited young man what he wants.
Yes, we have good patterns and good colors—
and you ought to see them.
Reliable Suits at $20.00 to $45.00. Hats at $3.50 to $7.00. Shirts at $1.00 to $5.00.
Union Suits at 95c to $2.00. Hosiery at 15c to $1.00. BUSINESS IS GOOD HERE.
Evans E. McBrayer
“Los Angeles has ruled horses off
it’s business streets,” And, no doubt,
pedestrians will have to go next.
They're More Careful.
(From Lexington Dispatch.)
Brother Jimison, for whom we en
tertain kindly personal sentiments,
was indeed rather inclusive in wet
blanketing the entire editorial profes
sion, in his communication in this pa
per Monday. Are we to understand
that Tom was merely getting ready
for a fuller baptism into the rites of
the craft? If so, let us give a friend
ly suggestion. The next man who is
as careless about his corks as our
mutual critic seems to have been
should be kicked out of the profess
ion. If there ever was a tyro, he’s it.
A Lazy Bee.
(From Greensboro News.)
And now the scientists, who seem
to find their chief joy in unsettling
old beliefs, are telling us that the
busy bee is a misnomer; thnt he puts
in more time indoors than outside
hunting honey. That so far from im
proving each shining hour and gath
ering honey all the day, the laxy
loafer makes but 31.65 trips in his
whole life, and gathers only eight
tenths of a gram of nectar; and it
t^kes 567 bees a lifetime td produce
a pound of nectar—so the scientists
say. Qan’t debate with the scientists
on that. But if the scientists, or any
body, is disposed to contend that bees
can’ show speed, and feeling too, when
they're amind, try mixing-in with
them uninvited and when they’re not
Where Florida Gain*.
(From The Houston Post-Dispatch.)
Millionaires rushing to Florida to
take advantage of the exemption
from income and inheritance taxes,
which was recently guaranteed by the
adoption of an amendment to the
State Constitution, are sometimes re
ferred to as tax-dodgers. Ordinarily,
a State does not profit from an in
crease in tax dodgers, but Florida is
proving the exception to the rule. No
other State has undergone such rapid
material development in the same
length of time as has Florida, and
her leading citizens frankly attribute
it to the tax exemption assurance.
The money that the State might
have demanded in taxes is thus being
utilized in development of private en
terprises. In an indirect way, of
course, the State’s tax receipts will
be increased. There is a lesson in what
is going on in Florida for other Stat
es, and for the United States. Stated
simply it is: “Do not kill the goose
that lays the golden egg.”
Georgians In Control.
(From Charlotte Observer.)
The Stone Mountain organization
probably expected trouble of some
sort to develop during the course of
its annual session, for it bad secured
the protecting offices Of the potice.
But the association had matters all
in its own hands. It made the situa
tion more safe by dropping some of
the Borglum advocates, including
“Conciliator” Plato Durham, and
Chieftaness in the Daughters of the
Confederacy organization, Mrs. Grace,
of Macon. Mr. Venable was eliminat
ed from the executive committee. The
anticipated war on the original or
ganization did not develop, probably
because of the fact that the associa
tion was too firmly entrenched on the
throne. The Georgians are in com
plete control of the situation and if
they do not proceed in expeditious
completion of the great work, it will
be their own fault.
The Death Penalty.
(From News & Observer.)
The chief purpose of punishment
for crime is that it may act as a de
terrent for others, according to Dr.
Wigmore, a prominent law teacher
and student of law. This is consider
ed the proposition from a legal point
of view. There is a marked tendency
in latter years to introduce the idea
of reform into all punishment for
crime with a view to making the
criminal a fit member of the social
order. This is the social viewpoint as
opposed to the legal view.
As it is manifestly impossible to
reform a dead man, the infliction of
capital punishment for crime is prin
cipally that it may act as a deterrent.
The main argument against capital
punishment, aside from the romantic
it does not act as adetrrent, as Is
and sentimental considerations, is that
claimed for it. As but few countries
in the world and comparatively few
of he States have abolished capital
punishment altogether, there is no de
finite way to arrive at a conclusion
as to whether it does or not. The
only definite figures we have on the
subject in North Carolina is that there
have been just as many murders in
years that there were few electrocu
tions as in years when there were
comparatively a large number of elec
While few countries have abolish
ed the death penalty, the crimes to
which it is made applicable have been
made fewer anil fewer. There were
150 capital offenses in England in
Blackstone’s time, but today only
two—high treason and murder. In
North Carolina there arc but four
capital offenses. This represents the
general trend of all history. There has
always been a definite manifestation
of fear to abolish the death penalty
altogether but always the tendency
ii toward iti i.Liiuiiiati.u, ■ . „ „.
The Country Weekly.
(From The Southern Ruralist.)
Somebody is always taking the joy
out of life. There are those who would
even pick a fuss between the country
weekly and the agricultural press, if
they could, admonishing the country
publisher in fatherly tones to beware
lest he lose his “cud.” Why, we don't
know. Mayhap it is more for reasons
of self-interest than for any other.
Then maybe it’s an attempt to cut ry
favor by that cheapest and mushiest
of all means—flattery. But what
ever the cause, the fact remains that
when it comes to the ugricultmal
press and the country weekly, there
is no basis whatever for jealousy 01
antagonism. Each has its peculiar
field us well as its individual respon
sibility and individual opportunity.
The country weekly under business
like management that is ably edited
has a type of opportunity for service
that cannot mbe duplicated by any
other publication. The agricultural
press has nothing to do with the pro
motion of local enterprise a;; such.
Nor is the agricultural paiwr inter
ested so directly in either local poli
tics, or local, civic, Or soeed matters.
With reference to all of these prob
lems the country weekly has a field
all its own. How well the field of any
paper is occupied of course depends
altogether on how thoroughly that
paper itself tries to occupy it. So
in point of actual fact, the agricul
tural paper does not interfere in the
least with the country week’ls oppor
TV'ie is perhaps no better way to
is ,.nr conviction that no farmer 01
state our attitude than to say that it
any county should try to get along
without his favorite local paper, nor
should he attempt to do without his
agricultural paper. As state already,
each miniseters in a peculiar way to
his needs. The one supplements the
other. Each therefore is necessary to
that full understanding of local prob
lems and opportunities and to that
complete knowledge every farmer
should have of the larger as veil as
more intimate phases of his life.
Anybody that would have him or the
publisher of the country weekly feel
otherwise is an enemy to both, conse
quently to society as a whole. Feeling
as we do, it is our wish to see the
country weekly prosper.
Elliott Write* Of
Editor of The Star.
That disconsolated person mention
ed in The Star last week calls atten
tion to the common experience of
mankind. Good and evil, happiness
and distress are ever with us as an
inheritance. We must know adversity
to enjoy prosperity; trouble to contrast
happiness. It takes a brave stand to
combat adversity, cringing cowards
are never happy, always fearing evils
that may happen Let us help where we
can and not worry about what we can
not help. Our condition is bad when
we cannot find others worse off than
we are. The longer we live the n\ore
we get out of life. Good and bad mix
ed and blended,.' most unhappiness
comes from selfishness. Those that
pitty themselves are seldom pittied by
others. Happiness is based on virtue—
only the “good can be happy." Would
we prefer a long temperate, simple
life or a short ambitious luxurious
life? Those who would live to 90
years may expect a lonely time after
passing 70 years. Friends that knew
them best—all gone, old people can
love the younger ones, but the young
er ones cannnot love them. They are
tolerated oy a semblance of moral
duty. If they have money the fast liv
ers want it. If they have no money,
their burden is sifted towards the poor
house. V7e notice that the un-ambi
tious poor are more patient with their
old folks, than the more prosperous,
trying to rise in society of the idle
rich. I have lived 80 years and most
people, white and black, rich and poor,
have treated me as well as I could
expect—I have had contact with only
a few really mean people; some simple
ioois »nu some envious grumpy ones.
Many no doubt are “honest policy
holders’’ who would steal if they
thought it would pay. Marriage is not
a failure with sensible people prepar
ed for it, otherwise it often is. Men
and women should understand what to
expect of each other. Then if both are
honest their partnership will be a
happy success. “Better a cabin and a
crust with content, than a fine house
with luxury and brnwling.’’ I have
done as I thought best and I have
none to blame. I like to form new ac
quaintances and friendships with all
our people. The worst, are those who
think themselves better than others
Would we not be the same under like
conditions? The difference is in the
advantage some have over others.
I can entertaii^myself w ith the best
that has gone before us. Happy that
we are living in the most remarkable
age in all our history and there is no
telling what this 20th century A. D.
will bring. I prophesy a political and
religious re-cast for a higher civiliza
tion in the betterment of mankind. We
have all the knowledge and discover
ies of the past out of which to build a
better civilization. Religion is still in
the “stone age’’ of primative tribal
warfare for place and power over each
other. Unification of all religions may
bring universal peace, brotherhood
and good will to all men. The Golden
rule can turn the trick.
Woman’s apparel to the value oil
more than $1,500,000,000 w'as produned
in the United States last year. Yon
wouldn’t have thought so, if you juug.
ed by what the dear things wote.—
Omaha Bee, _‘_ .
Frank Kent Says They Are Found
In Greatest Profusion In
(Frank Kent in Baltimore Sun.)
Canton, Ohio.—If, as the psycholo
gists tell us, sex is one of the few
primal instincts which, along with
fear and acquisitiveness, are inher
ent in human beings, certainly it is
being catered to and cultivated to an
amazing extent in the small towns
of this section. Perhaps it is because
things stand out more clearly in the
smaller communities, but the ratio
seems greater than in the la-ger
ones. Between the magazines and the
movies a lot of these little towns
seem literally saturated with sex.
That is a harsh thing to say and,
quite naturally, will be resented by
an element to which it does not ap
ply. Also, it is needless to say, by
the larger element to which it docs
apply. L i
It is particularly harsh when it in
volves a sort of general indictment
of communities in which church-go
ing is far more the rule than in the
great cities. But it is nevertheless
true. The indisputable proof is in
what the people read.
In New York and elsewhere, re
cently, there has been considerable
commotion over some of the immoral
and immodest plnys of the year.
From time to time, too, there is an
outcry against some especially sala
cious novels. If, however, from any
source attention has been called to the
rising flood of pornographic periodi
cals in this country it has escaped
It used to be that Paris held the
palm for this sort of thing. Ameri
cans in the French capital marveled
that a civilized nation openly per
mitted the sale of such sjnut, and it
was taken to indicate that the French
as awhole, were dirty-minded peo
ple. Men used to bring back these
Paris periodicals and stealthily pass
them around among their friends.
But they do not do that any more.
They can get here not only more
such periodicals, but more outspoken
both as to art and to type. Not only
have we produced a great smut crop
of our own, but translations and du
plications of all French papers now
appear for sale alongside of the im
You may think he’s a nut. He may*
have a different outlook on everything
than you have. He may have different
hobbies. He may in short be different
from the great number of people yon
regard as your own kind.
But it is wise tfo remember that
great men were all regarded as nut*
by their contemporaries.
Carlyle, Emerson, Tolstoy were re
garded as nuts by many of their as.
sociates. Columbus, Fulton, and even
our own Edisoh were different from
the vast majority, and before their
greatness arrived, they too were alt
regarded as nuts.
The little man unable to understand
greatness treats it with contempt.
Some time in your life you ar»
bound to come in contact with a man
or woman who by inherent gifts is
bound to go much farther in this
world than you are ever destined to>
travel. And you may not like that man
or woman because “they are so differ,
But refrain from hasty judgement.
This human tendency to form snap
opinions on the charter of others is
a mark of pettiness. Just remember
that your judgment of another may
not be infallable. Treat the person who
is different with due consideration,
and “you may be entertaining angelg
Will Sell Electric Plant. Iff"]1
In the town election held at the city
hall yesterday on the question, “Shall
the town of York sell its electric light
plant to the Southern Public Utilities
company?” 137 registered voters cast
their votes in favor of such sale and
16 voted in the negative, making a
total of 153 votes cast on ffi®
Under the decision of a majority of
the voters in yesterday’s election, the
matter is now up to the eity council to
come to an agreement and terms with
the Southern Public Utilities company,
for the transfer of the local electric
light and power equipment to the Util
ities company. But just how soon the
transfer can or will be made is a mat*
ter for further consideration.
_ , v
A Nation of Capitalists.
There are about 112,000,000 souls
in the United States. Counting 4.1
persons to the family, as the United
States census calculates, there are ap
proximately 26,000,000 families in the
United States. If there are 14,400,000
stockholders, this means that over
half of the families of the United
States are deriving part of their in
come from direct ownership in the
corporate enterprises now In existence
in the United States. At least half of
the families of the United States are*
therefore, interested in the welfare of
existing corporate enterprises. -»
Everything is mon attractive at
this burgeoning time of the year. Ev
en plain darn laziness is all dressed^
up as spring fever.-—Arkansas Ga*