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‘ ‘ MONDAY, MARCH 11, 192J. ~~~~~
TWINK! ES
A* far an the split South is concerned Mr. Hoover is
BtiU doling out brown bread and suparless cofree.
Since President Hoover by reason of experience is an ex
pert foed director he shouldn’t be overly troubled serving at
the pie counter.
The biggest encyclopedia in the world ia in China, a fea
ture article informs, and we know of no place where the in
* formation it contains could be used to a better advantage.
And so far, despite the appropriations bill stampede end
other happenings, no one has referred to Representative Mull
as Governor Gardner’s Raskob.
Johnston Avery, who made life hard for the wh'te-rohed
kluckers about Hickory, now owns a p"per of hr ow ^ at Lc
noir, and we’re wondering if a K. K. K. de1',"n‘ ,r» will be
numbered among the reception committee which welcomes
him to his new home.
Over at Mooresville the city electric plant has been sold
to the Duke Power company, and The Charlotte Observer
commenting thereon says, “Mooresville thug enters into the
class of towns dependably provided for.” Could th't be tak
en to mean that a town is not “dependably provide ’ for” un
less served by Duke?
The late night fire which guted a lorl gro^ry house
last week was not what is termed generally a major catas
trophe, but the owners of the place, Roland E’am and E me3t
Johnson, are both young men and within a short period the
flames consumed what came near being their start in life. To
them it was a big blow, and their determinat’on, as announc
ed, to stpjre a come-back deserves commendation.
THE MERCHANTS’ PROBLEM.
QUSINESS MEN of Shelby, who have b:en complaining of
the light and water bills since the city has changed to
other methods of figuring power, will hold an open meeting
Tuesday to discuss U'e proposition with tve hope of rea^ng
a solution favorable both to the city and themselves. That
is the proper method of go'"" aM"t if. or. for tvat mat er,
of going about anything. It does little good )to become an
gered and Storm about wildly, for such methods do not br'ng
results. A cool, unhurried discussion unhampered by anger
is the best route to the solution of all problems.
SUCH H FAME.
A 72-YEAR-OLD inventor and dreamer d'ed in a D^roit
** hospital the other day, and died, according to press dis
patches, **a forlorn, penniless, disillusioned old man.” Just
ag a matter of information it is stated that the "disillusioned
old ggtao” was David D. Buick, the founder of the Buick
automobile company when the automobile industry was ^ in
its infancy”
.Think of the many thousands and millions of dollars
Bufck automobiles have made, count the many autos of that
make you see on the streets and highways, recall that the
man Whose name is seen on the front of thousands of fine
motor died penniless, and then draw your own conclusion as
to fame and fortune.
BULWINKLE FOR MAYOR.
A BOUT THE TIME Major Lee Bulwinkle rot ba^k to Gas
tonia from Washington, where he served this district
eight years as Congressman, and hung out his sh'n^e to
practice law, The Gastonia Gazette began booming the Major
for mayor of the textile city, a boom without the knewledge
of the candidate boosted.
"It would be,” says The Gazette,, "a slight token of Gas
tonia’s appreciation of his past services, both as a World
War veteran and as a former congressman, to make him
mayor of the city of Gastonia for the next two yecrs.”
At long range, and feeling very much as does Gr ernor
Gardner about the next president of Davidson coll-ge that it
is absolutely none of our business, we are inclined to agree
with The Gazette.
WHO SLEW GOLIATH?
WAS GOLIATH, the giant, killed by David or by E’h"n«»o?
To the majorty of us, who confine our rend'ng on Bibli
cal history to the Bible itself, when we read at all, it had nev
er occurred that any one other than David, the boy with his
•ling, could have slain the giant leader of an opposing army,
There is, however, some controversy about the matter.
According to the original Hebrew, the credit for the
slaying of the giant is given to both, informs the Literary
Digest, but a number of English Biblical critics, in a book en
titled “A New Commentary on Ho’y Scripture,” edited by Dr.
Charles Gore, former Bishop of Oxford, and other well
known religious students, assert that "according to II Sam
uel, 21, verse 19, Goliath of Gath was shin by Elh&nan the
son of Jair, in the reign of David. Critics are agreed that
tile later statement is the more historical.” Sim'larly. in h s
author's note to “G ant Killer,” a historical novel (John Day
Company), Elmer Davis writes: “All but Fundamentalisti
agree that the truth aoout Goliath is to be found in II Sam
uel, 21:19, as correctly rendered in the Revised Version
(King James’s translators altered the record in the interest
of harmony); I Samuel, 17, is later legend.” The Revised
Version and the American standard version follow the He
brew literally.
The statement from the English book, quoted in The
Digest of December 29, under the heading “Who Killed Go
liath?” has perturbed many readers, and the editor of The
Digest, he writes, has been fairly inundated with letters call
ing his attention to the account in I Samuel, in which David
is named as slayer of the giant, and to II Samuel, in which
Elh'nan is named as the slayer of Goliath’s brother. It
hou!d be stated at the outset that the article was purposely
headed with an interrogation, thus leaving to the readers the
choice of following either the English critics or the account
giving the glory to David. The Literary Digest, true to its
policy, did not voice an opinion.
As a matter of fact, noted above, there is a discrepancy
in the Hebrew accounts of the slaying of Goliath, The Digest
continues. In the King James version I Samuel, 17, verses
49 and 50, we read: “And David put his hand in his bag, and
took thence a sfone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in
hrs for head; and he fell upon his fnce to the earth. So David
prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone,
ard smote th? Philistine and slew him; but there was no
sw'ord in the hand of David.” The Revised Version gives a
*imihr rendering. In II Samuel, 21, verse 19, King James
Vers'on, we read: “And there was again a battle in Gob with
the Philist nes, where Elhanan, the son of Jaare-oregim, a
Bsthlehcmite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the
staff of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.” The words,
"the brother of,” do not appear in the Hebrew, but were in
serted by the translators of the King James version, and
talicized to show that they were inserted. And the Revised
Version gives this rendering: “And there was again war with
'he Phdistincs at Gob; and Elhanan, the son of Jaare-oregim,
the Bsihlehemite, slew Goliath, the G'tti'e, the staff of
whose spe^r was like a weaver’s beam.” In I Chronicles. 29,
verse 5, King Janies version, the chronicler gives Goliath’s
brother a name, thus: "And there was war again with the
Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the
brother of Golirth the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a
weaver’s beam.” The Revised Version gives a similar ren
dering. But we read in the “New Standard Bible Dictionary”
(Fu"k ard Wrgnalls), th~t the change in Chronicles was
m~da probably to avoid the contradiction between I Samuel
and II "amuel in the original Hebrew text. As quoted in The
D'gest December 29, The Churchman (Episcopal^ observes
that every theological senrnary of any standing in this coun
try has been tercMng for a quarter of a century almost every
hing contained in the new commentary.
“Nobody’s Business”
- BY GEE McGEE -
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(Exclusive In The Star In This Section.)
What Are Too, Nohow?
There kre only two ways to'
judge a man. namely: by what he
says and what he does. Nothing
else matters much when his char
acter and reputation are at the
bat
If a man buys something from*
vou on Tuerday and promises to
pay you on Saturday, and falls to
do so, he Is adjudged a liar, and 9
times out ot 10, that's just what
he !s.
• If a guy shoots around the cor
ner at 46 mt'es an hour, everybody
I knows he’s a fool, and if Billie
'Nutt strikes a match to see how
much gas he's got In his tank, (on
the wray from the funeral), the
mourners all say—“Billie wasn’t
anything but an Idiot.”
When a man promises to meet
you at a certain time, and care
lessly forgets his appointment, lie’s
just that much harder to depend
on the next time. If a man ha
bitually lets his notes run past
due at the bank, he soon l£ses his
credit. A banker doesn’t always
want the notes paid, but he does
expect borrowers to at least “pay”
some attention to them.
I had a girl once that promised
frequently and most cordially to
let me walk home with her from
the candy breaking or the tater
roasting or the com shucking, and
nearly every time, she let Johnny
Slick go with her, and I didn't mar
ry her either, Just for that—now
look what she missed. Johnny
is on the chalngang and she’s got
0 younguns.
If a man says he’s got religion,
and you catch him shooting craps
In an alley, his religion la not the
kind that you first though he had,
but he gets by by saying that he
ain’t no hypocrite, as he rolled
those bones in broad daylight.
The most money I ever loot was
Critical Eyes
r Everywhere
are Judging
your appear*
EASTER is two weeks
earlier this year
YOU’LL want your family to look their very beat—get their
piing attire imo our hands early.
Avoid the rush. Give us time to do a real job and deliver
perfect satisfaction.
Orders held, if you wish, until you want them
delivered home.
SHE* BY DRY
CLEANING CO.
PHONES 112-113. N. WASHINGTON ST.
on a good old brother that eat so
close to the pulpit that the preach
er slobbered In his face and he
"Amenned” everything from Jonah
swallowing the whale to the Isle
of Patmos. He simply was not In
favor of paying his honest debts:
yet, evidently, he had an occasion
al idea that he was Inflated with
piety.
A man should promise but lit
tle so's he can make good, and he
should be so careful about what
he does that he will not be ac
cused (by the public) of being
drunk when he inadvertently slips
on a banana peel and lands in the
gutter. His character and reputa
tion are needed badly on such an
occasion and they also come up for
consideration when he smiles too
broadly and consistently at his
neighbor's wife. So friends, don't
let what you say and do trip you
up
A hypocrite Is a man who prays
m public, but won't pay the preach*
er; or a woman who fs a leader
In tiie lad'es aid, but plays cards
for money or silverware: or any
church member who rides all over
the country on pretty Sabbath
days, but goes to preaching when
it is not convenient to go any
where else.
Fish are going to be mighty
scarce in and around Florida (Or
some time to come, ’cause Hoover
and Firestone and Ford and Edi
son have Just about caught ’em all.
Wo understand Hoover caught 2
mullets and Firestone and Edison
each got a nibble, while Ford
strung a mud turkle, but his motor
choked down before he could land
him- There auto be a law against
the extinction of the'speshees.
A committee composed of 3 wom
en from the Cruelty to Animals
association, and 2 men from a
service club, and 5 persons at
large, have just reported the result
of their investigation of the mat
ter—"Why men leave home,” and
they have rendered the following
| decisions:
A .. .. .. „ .. .. Short dresses
2 ....Short dresses
3 __ .. .. __ .. Short dresses
,4 _ Short dresses
5 „ .. .. „ __ __ Ansoforth
Accident Insurance
A man sent me some "dope” on
a special accident insurance policy
he was selling. It was a very
attractive contract. it provided
many, many things, but the princi
pal features were these: If you get
run over by a Ford while stand
ing in the middle of the street
with your left leg wrapped around
your neck, your wife would get
$5,000. • j
And If you happen to fall out
of an air-plane and get your big
toe broke, your widow would re
ceive an annuity of $5,000 for 30
days, and if you get hurt while
riding on top of a passenger coach
and it can be proven that you were
not making over 20 miles an hour,
you, yourself, would receive a
weekly indemnity of 6 dollars for
2 weeks.
And in case you are riding pn a
steamboat and she runs against a
tree or telephone post rnd upsets
your atummick, or busts your gall
ansoforth, you would receive full
compensation during the time re
quired for the said steamboat to be
put back into repair so’s she could
resume hei journey. I guess I
will let the fellow write me up.
BIGGEST ENCYCLOPAEDIA
'- ;n existence
Few persons would be able to
guess where the world's biggest
encyclopaedia of the world was
compiled and published. It is Chi
na again that walks away with the
credit. The Chinese Encyclopaedia,
I published 200 years ago, consists
of 800 large volumes con lining ^
800.000 pages. It was compile and
edited by the noted Chen Mutg-lel
under the patronage of K.r.peror
Kang Shi. The subject mater is
divided under six heads—heaven,
earth, man, science, literatim and
government. A copy presented to
the British Museum occupies nine
large book-cases.
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