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Sparta, N. C.
D. C. SHORES, Editor
Taxing Municipal
The decline in income from tax
ation and the search for new sources
of governmental revenue has caused
a number of states to turn their ejes
towards municipally owned utilities
as potential contributors to the pub
lic treasury.
In Arkansas it is estimated that
if the municipal light and water
• ;ts were taxed on the same basis
irivate concerns, about $220,000
ar would be obtained. In Wash
on taxation of the city owned
t and power systems iu Tacoma,
tie and other Puget Sound cities
he same per cent of gross reve
as it is now paid by the private
•orations, would produce more
a SI,000,000 a year,
or a great many years there
have been efforts to levy taxes
against governmental businesses and
it may be that the tenseness of the
tax problem at present will be the
deciding influence. So far as the
justice of the proposal is concerned,
there can be. little argument. Gov
ernments should be and are tax-free
when they perform a non-profit
making function benefiting the gen
eral public. But when the govern
ment goes out of this field a^l en
ters a profit-making business it
should operate on precisely the same
terms as does a private business of
the same character. To permit a
municipal utility to go free amounts
to over taxing all taxpayers else
where in the State. It is an unfair
dis rimination.
It would be interesting to watch
the progress of the movement. Those
who are against it have hard argu
ments; If Municipal utilities are un
able to compete with private utili
ties on an equitable basis anc( hold
tth 'ir own, it is time the pubticTound
-cut about it. To tax then}' is doing
the only fair and reasonabje thing.
Traphill, N. C,,
March 2 2. 1933.
Editor Alleghany Times,
Sparta, N. C.
Dear Sir:
Enclosed you will find an article
entitled “The Art of Soul-Winning”,
which I would like to have* published
in your paper. I am not trying to
sell anything; I am only-trying to
get something of what I consider the
truth before the public. There are
other ways of preaching'the-!gospel
besides preaching it from the pulpit,
and I am trying to preach-Lt- in.every
way that I can. as well as trying to
live it. i-i ■ -1
The article is not “borrowed"., or
copied. I admit that the reading of
a book suggested the writing of it.
but the development and choice of
words is my own. You may print
this letter along with the article if
you wish. There is nothing- secret
about it.
Thanking you very much for your
kindness. I remain,
Very respectfully yours, •"
Soul-winning Is a difficult busi
ness. That much is apparent at the
outset. Soul-winning is a delicate
business. That much makes itself
manifest also. Talking to a man
about the future welfare of his soul
is the most serious tiling that hu
man life is capable of understanding.
John Wesley said on one occasion
something like this; “Whenever I
meet a man who is' traveling the
road which leads to the eternal de
struction of his soul, l will stop him
if I can.” And John Wesley was
one of the greatest soul-winners the
world ever saw.
Soul-winning is an art that man
has never mastered nor understood.
Many men have won countless souls
to Jesus Christ: men whose names
are written high on the pages of
human history, emblazoned in flam
ing letters that all the world might
see: men whose souls today are
reaping the rich reward of their la
bors; yet these men never under
stood just what they wer»' doing,
nor how they were doing it. Soul
winning, then, remains a mystery.
However little understood such
an art may be, it is most certainly
beautiful. The mystery lies, not in
getting a soul saved, but in the!
manner in which one should be ap-(
proached who needs to be saved.;
Many a personal worker has lost his 1
case because his misguided zeal mis
took the type of man he was deal
ing with. The sinner’s mood at the
time of approach should be studied
and taken advantage of.
Before undertaking the business
of personal evangelism, all minds
concerned should be clear on two
points: the qualifications of the
soul-winner, and the personal ex-j
ample of Jesus.
Concerning the qualifications of ,
Exciting Welcome
Lilian Harvey, famed European
screen star, arrived in Hollywood
just in time to meet the situation of
50% salary cuts of motion picture
stars and the earthquake, completely
upsetting her social plans.
William Phillips
William Phillips, new Under Sec
retary of State in the Roosevelt cabi
net, assistant to Secretary of State,
Cordell Hull. Mr. Phillips was in
attendance at the first meeting of the
cabinet as pertaining to the financial
the personal worker, he must be
good. He must live that life to
which he is trying to win others.
Unless he does this, dismal failure
will crown his every effort. The
sore of religion that men believe in
is the sort that is lived before their
very eyes. The hypocrite is a
stumbling block in the way of the
sinner. The man who professes to
know Christ in a spiritual Way must
prove it by his actions. I, in spite
of liis profession, he steals, lies,
fails to pay his de,bts; in short, if
he lives like the sinner and then
endeavors to lead the sinner to
Christ, the inconsistency is so ap
parent as to make his' action ridic
ulous to the man he is trying to win.
His goodness must be a constant
and consistent fact.
In addition to his goodness, he
must be tactful. Tact is another
name for common sense. The soul
winner must use common sense in
dealing with the unsaved.
Not only that, but he must have
faith. He must have faith to be
lieve that God will help him in his
work. He must have faith to be
lieve that the person or persons
whom he is approaching need the
transforming power of Christianity
and the Gospel. He must have faith
in himself and in his ability (with
God’s help) to win the lost to
Christ. He must have faith to be
lieve that the Gospel and the Chris
tian religion are all that he claims
them to be. And finally, he must
believe that the unchanging Trinity
of God is squarely behind him in all1
that he does which is right.
Again, he must have knowledge.
He must know men. and he must
know the Bible.
Finally, the soul-winner must be
a man of prayer. Before, during,
and after a siege of personal work
he must pray. In short, he must
heed the exhortation of the Apostle
Paul to "Pray without ceasing.” He
must pray in accordance with the
will of God, and he must pray, be
lieving that God will answer. If he
is, and does, all of these things, he
will receive “souls for his hire.”
The second point under consider
ation is the personal example of Je
sus Christ, the greatest soul-winner
of all. Jesus knew men better than
they knew themselves; He knew
their moods, their peculiarities,
their weaknesses, their strength;
He knew just which moods to take
advantage of, and which to let
alone. He. and He alone, has mas
tered the art. and understands it.
For this reason He is known as the
Master soul-winner.
Jesus appealed to men through
reason and intelligence. He reached
them through their respect for
knowledge. To the people, then as
now, sight was knowledge. On the
two occasions in the wilderness
when he fed the four and five
thousands respectively, they saw
what He did. They knew that
nothing short of a miraculous power
could increase the amount of the
loaves and fishes. Consequently,
many believed on Hint there.
Because He expected every man’s
personality, He approached no two
men alike. {s'icodemus’ experience
vlth the Master differed front, that
>f Zacchaeus. The twelve disciples,
he harlot taken in the act of adul
ery, and the woman at the well—
these cases all met with dirterent
treatment at His hands.
Jesus defied the ultimatum of
public opinion in winning disciples
for his cause. Public opinion would
have looked askance at the tlnle
(noon) and the place (out of the
way) of His meeting with the wom
an at the well. Society would have
condemned His act because of her
sex and social rank (she was poor
and a Samaritan). Her religion was
different from His, and her charac
ter was not above reprioach. But
contrary to the social dictum of the
times Jesus treated these seeming
obstacles with the contempt of good
ness and tactfully asked the despised i
Samaritan woman for a drink ofi
By ignoring her impertinence in
answering His simple request He
gained the day and won her confi
dence and respect by His courteous
manner. One word brought on an-,
other, and in the end His telling;
answers to hei- questions lent wings
to her flying feet as she ran back
to the city crying out to all she met: 1
“come and see a man who told me
all things that I ever did. Is notj
this the Christ?”
His manner of dealing with this
woman was only one of the many j
examples of wisdom and tact which
Jie exhibited in handling the most
difficult cases.' The wise personal
worker will do well to study His j
methods and appropriate them, to;
his own use.
— The —
(By John Joseph Gaines, M. D.)
I am thinking about “flu” this
morning. When one is in a battle
he naturally rivets a good deal of
attention on the enemy. I am los
ing a case of the dreadful disease
today, and that always hurts, and
makes one think how helpless we
are sometimes, when the odds are
too great. Mv. case—now- dying—
is over SO. And she has been a
semi-invalid for years—a neighbor
as well.
We learn something from each
case. This aged lady was eating
breakfast; suddenly she sank down,
her face on the table, unconscious.
She had a “cold” for a few days.
I was called immediately after the
alarming symptoms set in
A straight case of influenza; it
came with a rush—it came to over
power the' frail old body. We put
her to bed, and gave her all the
conceiltrated nourishment and stim
ulation she would bear. There was
little or no fever but a distressing
cough: we endeavored to keep down
all the distress possible. Then ab
sorption of nourishment ceased—it
was the end of life, hastened by the
advent pf the “flu” poison—one of
the most treacherous I have ever
met. ' {
The object of this report is to
urge people to be careful and pay 1
attention to the most trivial-appear
ing “cold.” It may hold deadl'
poison. We should do our very best'
to secure proper ventilation for our
aged relatives. No draft that brings
sudden changes of temperature, yet
plenty of pure air of comfortable
Influenza is one of the few di
seases that I genuinely fear and -
dread in old people. I wish we had
an established, reliable form of
treatment. I believe in immunizing -
vaccines, but they do not always
work as we would have them.
Too seldom do people fumigate!
their apartments, in these wintry
days, when habitations are closed so
many hours of the day and night.
Air in living-rooms may become1
quickly polluted. A guest may hap
pen in for an hour’s chat. He may
have a cough, not enough to pro
claim, him an invalid—yet he may i
be what we call a “flu carrier.” He;
may inoculate receptive victims in
any house he visits, and do it with
out in the least being conscious of
the act.
One or two fumigations a week
does' no harm—it’s well worth the J
Not so very long ago, sulphur
candles 'were burned in rooms that
had held contagious diseases. My;
opinion is, that such an agency is
wholly ineffectual. I came against;
it once in a smallpox epidemic, and
it proved utterly worthless.
A fumigant must be volatile—-|
capable of being dispersed in the air
of the room; it must be effectual I
against germs. Having these two
properties, you have the ideal agent, j
I have tested out a solution of!
FORMALDEHYDE to my satisfac-j
tion. If handled carefully, it is;
safe in the hands of the family. Its j
pungent, irritating odor warns I
against excessive dose. I use a 40 :
per cent solution known as “Forma
Sprikled about the linen closets, I
particularly in the clothes-hamper ^
containing soiled lined for the launT:|
dry; a little here, and there about'
ihe .bedding—enough to “bite” the
lose, and eyes a little. Keep child
•en away from the keen odor. Its
tse can be quickly learned. It will
“What do you mean,—bank holiday?”
Albert T. Reid
— lMtim
1 it i (I I i .ill - &
leave air pure and will destroy bac
teria. I have “isolated” cases of
sinall-pox and scarlet fever, by hav
ing the air constantly formalized
about the patient. Try it for fumi
gation; use it carefully, and depend
on its effect.
The Edwards Transportation Bus
will leave West Jefferson via Sparta
for Bel Air, Md.. on March 17th, at
7 o’clock a. m. Fare SS one way
SI 4 round trip. For information
write: W. Bert Edwards, Darling
ton, Md. If
FOR SALE—Pair of heavy mules.
Work anywhere. Good condition.
Will sell at a bargain. John
Choate, Sparta, N. C.
Attention Mr. Farmer and Poultry
Raiser! Now is the time to get
your baby chicks. We are hatch
ing 5,000 per week. For the next
ten days we are booking orders
at $8.00 per 100 for blood-tested
State Accredited big healthy liva
ble chicks guaranteed to live and
grow. We also handle a full line
of Purina Poultry feed and have
the best display of brooder and
henhouse furniture ever displayed
in this section of the state. We
have recently installed a Mam
moth All-Electric Buckeye Incu
bator for custom hatching. Bring
us your eggs and we will hatch
them for you at 2c per egg for
full tray of 120 eggs. Phillips
Building , Tenth street. Wilkes
Hatchery, North Wilkesboro, N.
The Home of Good Pictures
Serial-Comedy—Adm. 10c-30c
Next Week—Mon.-Tues.—
“Birds of Paradise”
Also Paramount News, Car
toon and Comedy
Admission 10c-30c
“Trouble in Paradise”
News-Cartoon — Adm. 10c
‘Little Orphan Anrae’
Serial-Comedy—Adm 10c-30c
April 3-4 “FLESH”
April 10-11-12 .
Lieutenant James A. Willis, and
his two passengers, Major James A.
Willis, hjs father, and Major John
A. Parker, were killed Sunday when
the army transport plane in which
they were traveling, crashed near
Petersburg, Va. All three are .na
tives of North Carolina.
Having qualified as administrator
of the estate of J. T. Lynch, de
ceased, notice is hereby given to all
persons holding claims against the
estate to present them to the under
signed within twelve months from
this date or this notice will be plead
in bar of recovery. Ail persons in
debted to the estate are notfied to
make immediate settlement.
This March 7, 1933.
1-13 Administrator,
Elkin, N. C.
in diseases of the eye, ear,
nose and throat
An unidentified white man about
45 years old and weighing 150
pounds was fatally injured when at
tempting to board a freight train in
Charlotte Monday.
Ambulance Service Day or
Phone No. 22
Radio Service
My shop is now located at Al
leghany Motor Sales. I am pre
pared fully to render any radio
service efficiently and a full
line of batteries, tubes and oth
er radio supplies will be kept
on hand by Alleghany Motor
J. M. CHEEK, Jr.
Phone 45 — Sparta, N. C.
Smithey’s Store
Ladies’ Wash Dresses
3 for .......$1.00
Rayon Bed Spreads_39c
Men’s Work and Dress
Shirts -—- 25c
Men’s Hats, 69c and $1.95
Bloomers _10c and 25c
Ladies’ Silk Dresses, spec
ial ..$1.95 and $2.95
Spool Thread, 2 spools 5c
Bath Towels——5c and 10c
36 in. Heavy Plaid, per
yard ——_..—__ 10c
Outing _._— 5c yard
Fine Lace, yard ,
A few Blankets left at
only_...98c and $1.39
Work Pants __ $1.19
Men’s Dress Pants ...98c
Queen of West Flour, per
100 pounds_...._$2.00
Oatmeal, Loose, lb..—2 Vic
Mother’s Oats, China .. 23c
8 lbs. Fluffo Lard-45c
1 gal. Crushed Pineapple
___ ...... .... ... 45c
1 gal. Red Syrup_45c
1 set teacups and saucers
_ 49c
All Garden Seed, pkt. 5c
2 Vi lb. can Green Beans
___...._.... 10c
2Vi lb. can Tomatoes....lOc
Pork and Beans, 6 cans
__:... 25c
Corn Flakes, 2 for.25c
Good Fresh Candy—10c
Large Flowered Lamp
10 qt. Enameled Bucket
_ 19c
Large Dish Pan_19c
Domino Sugar, 6 lbs .. 25c
Bananas, per lb.. 3*/2C
Green Beans .. 5c
Tomatoes, pound ——7 Vi c
With prices advancing every day you should take ad
vantage of these savings before it is too late.
Smithey’s Store
Sparta, N. C.

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