North Carolina Newspapers

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Something To Think
About
Little Here, And There
By Bruno Lessing
“Do you believe,-’ asks a corre
spondent, “that there can be such
a thing as a perfectly happy mar
ried life extending over twenty
years?”
No, madam, there can be no
such thing. Why did you drag in
the word "perfectly?” II you had
left that word out, the answer
would have been “yes.” Many mar
ried couples have been happy for
more than twice twenty years. In
spite of all the divorce statistics
and the incessant gallivanting of
husbands and wives—either openly
or secretly-—-this writer is firmly
convinced that the majority of
married people are happy.
But there are varying degrees in
happiness, just as there are in
most other things, from thermom
eters to stock quotations. In per
fection, however, there are no de
grees.
It would be difficult to point u::
what condition in life V capable of
being developed t.o perfection. Life
itself is imperfect. It is slave to
tifhe and tempest Perfect health,
perfect indepcncier.ee art) perfect
happiness are merely phrases.
The very fact that, some day,
the Reaper separates hus
band from wife, must always be a
slight blur to mar the perfection of
their maPMed life.
But why bother about perfection?
Why not be content \vhh the mi:.~
of the gods as they come along?
Above all, the gift of love. If hus
band and wife love each other
steadily, for twenty years—and it
often happens—they can afford to
ignore perfection.
Mus.-ohm says that, the Italian
press is free.. The freest xri dhe
world: in fact.. <AlthotUth, when
you stop to shin:; about, it, ther
rap be no comparative degree- ol
freedom Free’ oi free ; all
< there is to it *
He is willing; that new:-paper.-■
should say hi is a poor violinist
He is Willing tiup new-pup;. -Tv a
express their opinions upon any
subject in the world. He draws the
line only n? Fuse Xu- Newspapers
■ must not say anything rgaini:
Faseism.
Which is rather bu.iv.-lous.
The most important phu-t in im
in Italy, teday/,is 'Jv. seism F' m
' ally,- this write* believe- in'it be
cause it is a. benefit rnt lorin
force. And while tin; . xerei- oi
force is far trenv ;ui- ideal, •hen
are times when it is twslruble in
' ftit f: to'a ■ i.i
itv.
But it a newspaper unhot vrn.i
nro .Fascism, th:b n-'-- paper 'is- not
■ free.
In the United; Slat;-- - •: ttsum;
law fully brew beer. Th- rely '(vo.ur.
freedom is curi.v.; d. Vcu irt' rt
entirely free. To say that t! eur
•. ilment came abo a
proper process of legal-procedure pr
that the majority of the state- 'up
proved at it. bees not a IT t the
fact that.you. are hot five to brew
been . '■
. You m,y havo dotn to di> oili
er th my:-, that -.if) r pi-.mhted in
other comerics ’lb: tTti*» is poor
eohsolatun t<o the man wh’ v.-aiitii
a • gloss' of beer. And the Italian
edit"::, v.h.o \vi :.:<i Mo to stive
Fuse:m a rar i. -rin; honstlng ef
his freedom. thr~e days.
C-ons To He it terry lien-.
■Men; m Jour
Be ' • l it s*
er to '
than those o
we Mioi.'d r
ui interi raih
s ■ it peace
ad bitterness,
i ■ a member
hi th r: m ' '’ll North
Car. '..v i :'.;■•■ - ■' eli the old
pt.ople i!:nr; be’; \>d tn and which
eome prop;-••row ,'vcfr * nr: exist,
is • nig i o be popphe: ih .RaieK'h
thm v trier. • /
V. • i-o. In •! . ft 1 place them
• ;« iniber of
HbfHib'ieim-x.'jtt the h. iiy than usual.
t'n<p:r tidnsbly •' hcv vail make
•mne kind of t i n: f.. c ation. And
a , ftep’.-blh’.-n dt tnorstraxion m
■North .» •' r.e . riv.av-and nee
< s' atily .at . r:.pr tf.i 'i. tp what the
Daiicero'S; have dene or want to
do. The Republicans will stake
their, '.greatest political play ■ .this
tithe Heretofore, they were not
; tn si!.’, enough to attract any at
tention. But this year they will be
tv !«•;- t-(i \yith the idea that
tn CRiy two years they Will be the
■whole (h( t e What they do will.
< vricte, be calculated not so much
ripen t!ie bat-is of what the state
heeds if*.'Upon, what .may bo most
emr.o.K .• *,uu :<» the Deninups. This
t* !. ■ d i ;d human'-nature, sup*
-■!■ monted h\ good old polities.
N. v cn three subjects, the Detn
- . - in this legislature are going
be w i'd-eyed These objects are
reads. schools and taxes If there
v, < re .irph.fv. enough for roads and
.whooh, lOvout anybody having to
t. - it. then there would be no op
p<on to all the roads and schools
■• anyboch ‘might want. But we
. - :-.r through the period of
r-r'hmirtxtn ..for irhools and roads.
Wi have whooped .’-'em up arid put
th-'ni going. We trow face the stern
t ih it . thev cost money and
s . becoming lusty.
With The counties wriggling arid
.'liiiritung upder loads of bonds
'.vhit-h the-people for the most part
hate-eirihusutstically voted .upon
s hetiisciyes there- is going up a st.al
vi. t.ri- Cry for state help. This cry
represents for the most part the
people who pay tax on land. But
this try will be met at the legisla-\
five door by the one which is al-,
ready loudly megaphoned over the
' state that business must not be
taxed any more, or even ns much
sis it ts. This business sentiment is
expressive, not of hurts; already
telt, but of a fear. The fear ts that
these legislators coming up from
the counties that are burdened
with land taxes will not regard
business so sacredly as its triends
think it .mould be regarded. There's
the main conlliet
And what will happen? First
there Is going to be a lot of pot
shots at economy. That is, your
average legislator will see here and
there either in his own county or
the state some dribble of money
going out in a way which he does
not like or thinks is wasted Hi
will try to stop it. Much of it no
doubt should be stopped. Leeches
have a very persistent way. of fas
tening themselves upon the public.
Failing to get much relief from
this, the legislators are going to
turn their eyes with longing to
wards the larger game—there is
..here the business spokesmen plant
their fear. They are also going to
!«x>k with covetous eyes upon all
that money which is rolling into
the coffers of the state highway
commission—the gas and oil tax.
There will be a strong eifort to di
vert it to the counties or to the
state treasury to go into the school.!
equalization fund.
Then the demand for nuisance
taxes is going to have a big run
this year. This form of taxation is
based upon the theory that such
objects of taxation arc luxuries
and should therefore be taxed.
They are aimed at the retail prices
of cigarets. cigars, movie' tickets,
face powders and such like. They
are nuisances pure and simple and
it is to be hoped tint they will
never be adopted in North Caro
lina.
Yes, it is going to be a merry
time.
BEAUTY SEEKS BALM FOR
t ALLS TO OLD LADIES
Milwaukee, Wis.—Because her j
beauty shop was given the same1
telephone number as an old ladies’
home. Miss Marie Livingstone filed
suit tor $10,000 damages against
the Wisconsin Teleplione company.
Miss Livingstone in her complaint
said that as a result of the dupli
cation of numbers in the telephone
book her shop was receiving calls
asking about the condition of Mrs.
So and So, or inquiring whether
her crutches arrived safely. The j
old ladies’ home, it is claimed, has
had many a request for appoint- j
ments. for permanent waves, mas- .
sages and manicures.
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LET ME j
QUOTE YOU
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fry Star Job Printing
BIG FURNITURE
AUCTION SALE
SHELBY FURNITURE COMPANY
FRIDAY—SATURDAY—MONDAY
December 21, 22, And 24th At 7 P.M.
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BEGINNING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2IST
AT 7 O’CLOCK, AND CONTINUING
THROUGH SATURDAY AND MONDAY.
WE WILL OFFER FOR SALE AT PUBLIC
AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER
FOR CASH, ANY ARTICLE IN OUR EN
TIRE STOCK. NICE CHAIRS ARRANG
ED TO ACCOMMODATE OUR PROS
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PECTIVE BUYERS. DURING EACH
AND EVERY SALE VALUABLE PRIZES
WILL BE GIVEN AWAY ABSOLUTF.I .Y j
FREE. COME EARLY AND GET A NICE
SEAT. STORE ALWAYS WELL HEAT
\W feel fortunate in having secure d the services of Colonel Graham,
of Charlotte. N. (\, who will eondu et these sales. He is both an able
auctioneer and a thorough furniture man.
WE WILL OFFER AT THESE SALES:- I
LIVING ROOM, BED ROOM, SUN PAR- 1
LOR SUITES, AND ODD PIECES OF THE |
LATEST DESIGNS AND FINISHES: |
RANGES, COOK STOVES, ELECTRIC j
FLOOR LAMPS, KITCHEN CABINETS, 1
MIRRORS, TAPESTRIES. RUGS. AND j
ART SQUARES, BLANKETS AND BED |
SPREADS. 1
IN FACT EVERY ITEM IN OUR ENTIRE J
STOCK.
TREE PRIZES DAILY
SHELBY N.C.
SALES WILL BE HELD RAIN OR
    

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