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    Palestine Stony Land,
as Told in Scripture
The Arabs have a legend that when
God made the world he put all the
stones which were to cover It into
bags and gave them to an angel.,and
while the angel was flying over Pales
tine one bag broke.
1 never understood the many pass
ages In Scripture about stones until I
went to Palestine. Readers of the
Bible will recall many passages where
stones are sacred, but not everyone
will have noticed how frequently in
the Old and New Testament alike their
commonness, cheapness, and' trouble
someness are implied.
King Solomon made silver to be in
Jerusalem “as stones.” This is a mean
ingful picture of wealth when one has
lived even a little while on the Judean
ridge. Dashing one’s foot against a
stone is a symbol of trouble; having
a stony heart is a picture of impeni
tence; gathering stones out of the
highway or out of a vineyard is a
metaphor of spiritual preparedness.
The Master pictured an unreliable life
as a stony ground, and described a dis
dained request as asking for bfead
and receiving a stone.—Doctor Fos
dick.
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Men of Thirty Beyond
Fear of Many Diseases
„ Thirty is the critical year in the
* iife of the average man. a writer in
! the Philadelphia Record asserts. Once
you have passed a scbre and ten, ac
cording to a medical authority, you
have outgrown many serious diseases.
On the other hand, you become liable
to many others that seldom or never
attack people in the 'teens or twenties.
Anemia, for instance, is practically
unknown after thirty.. If you have
not had it by then you may never. If.
you have, you will have outgrown it
at thirty or so. Acne, tqo^-that spot
tiness of complexion socommon among
young people, has vanished by then.
Thirty, too. may see you out of the
reach of the gravest of all diseases,
consumption. If you have shown no
sign of it by then, in all probability
you never will. If you have hitherto
escaped rheumatic fever, yon are also
fairly safe from it for life. Epilepsy
and goitre, too. usually do not make
their first attacks on anyone Who has
reached thirty, _
Tr- “University Wits’*
Five pre-Stialcespearean authors,
John Lyl.v, George I’eele, Robert
Greene, Thomas Lodge and Thomas
NaShe, all graduates of Oxford or
Cambridge, were sufficiently versatile
! to be called university wits. Amid
various other activities, all of them
were impelled by the spirit of the age
, to write plays. These intellectual aris
tocrats hurled the keen shafts of their
wit at those dramatists who, without
a university education, were arrogant
enough to think that they could write
plays. Because Shakespeare had never
attended a university, Greene called
him “an upstart crow beautified with
our feathers.” Thomas Lodge (1558
3625) was author, among other things,
of the story, "Rosalynde,” which
Shakespeare used to such good ad
vantage.
Alsace Architecture
Alsace, the incomparable pro
vince which two nations have ofteD
fought for. Is green and lovely be
tween river and mountain, with
Strasbourg its capital. Whether
yon direct your- Journey towards
the south, where you can visit Col
mar and Mulhouse, or even smaller
towns such as Thann and Turck
heim, or whether you go to the
north, to Haguenau, you will find
towns and villages all crowded to
gether with little resemblance.
There are towers, steeples, churches
with porches, wells, fountains, oriel
windows, loggias with projecting
corbelling and every kind of archi
tecture.
Remarkable Bird Specie*
Ad amazing account of his visit
to one of the haunts of the strange
birds called hoatzins is given by Wil
liam Beebe in his book, “Jungle
Peace.” Mr. Beebe says the hoatzin is
probably the most remarkable and
Interesting bird living in the world
today. It has successfully defied time
and space. There has been less change
in it than in any other form of or
ganic life. Mr. Beebe says that these
queer birds renew for our inspection
the youth of bird life upon the earth.
Gave Name to University
James McGill was born in Scot
land in 1744. He came to Canada in
1770 and entered the fur trade. He
accumulated a fortune as a merchant
at Montreal, became a member of par
liament and was a brigadier general in
the War of 1812 against the United
States. He died in 1813. leaving a will
providing for the establishment of the
Royal Institution for the Advancement
of Learning. This official name has
given place to the name of McGill
university.
Joint Government
The New Hebrides islands have the
rare political status of a-“condomin
lum,” that is to say, they are under
the joint administration and sov
ereignty of two countries—France
and Great Britain.
This situation is in effect the po
lltical harmonization of century-long
rivalries of explorers, missionaries and
traders which were not susceptible to
a final and definitive solution to the
’Complete advantage of either country.
Bread, From Prehistoric
Times to the Present
However it came about, it seems
likely that some ages after the discov
ery of fire, prehistoric man in his hunt
for food found that by picking and
eating the heads of the grain, that
grew in the fields, he could satisfy his
hunger. To avoid eating the whole
plant, he learned to grind the grain a
bit between stones, and it is apfiar- I
ent from the worn o)T teeth of mum
mies that he also ate some of the
ground stone along with his grain.
However, there we had the first flour.
To make the cracker grain go down
better, some one thought of adding
water, and, ergo, the first dough.
A few generations later one of the
youngsters grew careless and dropped
some of his grain and water mixture
on a hot stone. Every one looked and
tasted—and started dripping more
dough on more hot stones. They had
discovered that bread was good.
Then one day a careless cave lady
forgot and left her dough sitting out
over night. She didn’t know it, but
in that time it picked up some wild
yeast floating in the air. In the
morning when she started to make up
the day's dry, flat pancakes, she dis
covered that the batter bubbled and
rose on baking and the bread was de
lightfully tender and moist instead t
of hard and dry. Then dough was !
left out over night—and leavened
bread was born.
City of Halifax Linked
With American History
Halifax claims to be one of the most ;
strongly fortified cities in the world.
Its citadel, or Fort George, standing
on an eminence above the city, took j
nearly thirty years to build. Its splen
did harbor is spacious enough to hold
the whole British fleet. Point Pleas
ant park is reserved by the crown for
purposes of defense, but is leased to
the city for a pleasure ground for the
sum of a shilling a year for 99 years.
Its Martello tower was built under the
direction of the duke of Kent in 1790.
The Northwest arm, famous for its
scenery, and its facilities for all kinds
of aquatic sports, also boasts a memo- i
rial tower, built at the time of the ad
vent of representative government in ;
1758.
St. Paul’s church. Halifax, is the old
est Protestant church in Canada, and
contains memorial tablets to such his
toric figures as Sir John Wentworth,
a governor of New Hampshire before
the Revolution, and afterward gov
ernor of Nova Scotia: and Right Rev
erend Charles Inglis, D. P.. first
Protestant Bishop of British North
America.
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Vaccine’s Beginning
It must have been at a date almost
coincident with Jesty’s and Jenner's
experiments with vaccine that Lady
Mary Wortley Montagu brought to
England the Turkish method of inocu
lation for smallpox, writes a corre
spondent to a London paper. The
inoculation was not with vaccine, but
with the poison of smallpox itself, as
stated on her epitaph in Lichfield
cathedral, in which Henrietta Inge,
daughter of Sir John Wrottesle.v,
wishes to express her gratitude to
Lady Mary for the benefit she her
self received from this "alleviating
art which softens the virulence of
this malignant disease." Lady Mary
like Jesty, first tried the experiment
of inoculation on her own family. The
epitaph is dated 1789. For a time,
one supposes, the two methods of in
oculation went on side by side, but
the Turkish method, proving Injurious
In too many cases, was dropped.—De
troit News.
Happy to Oblige
Two Englishmen in India spent their
leave shooting bear. Their first day
they had no luck until sundown, when
one got a chance of a shot and killed.
It transpired, however, the victim was
an old native woman, and no bear. As
they were discussing the matter the
headman of the village appeared. They
pointed out how sorry they were such
an accident had happened, and offered
to make a reparation. The headman
suggested the sum of 200 rupees—or
just over $60. Three years later they
went to the same district again shoot
ing bear. They arrived at the bunga
low at night, and once again the same
headman appeared. He made a simple
request. “If you sahibs have another
200 rupees, I have another old woman
for you to shoot.”
“Pilgrim Fathers"
The term "Pilgrim” is used In ref
erence to the earliest immigrants to
Massachusetts, but more especially to
the settlers at Plymouth in 1620. The
term must be distinguished from Puri
tan, which was that given to a body of
religious reformers who sought to re
form the Church of England. The Pil
grims were separatists from the first,
who had already left England and
formed an independent congregation in
Leyden, whence they came to New
England.
English “Public School*"
The term "public school” does not
mean the same in England that it does'
in the United States. Eton, Harrow,
Winchester and the like are the fa
mous public schools, but tuition is
charged. The schools in England
which compare with our own pub
lic schools are called “free schools."
Only the poorer classes attend for the
most part They are not considered
as haring as high standards as the
thousands of private schools la Eng
land.
A FATAL ERROR
A rookie in the cavalry was told
to report to the Lieutenant.
“Private Rooney,” said the offi
cer, “take my horse down and have
him shod.”
For three hours the Lieutenant
waited for his horse. Then, impa
tiently, he sent for Rooney.
“Private Rooney,” he said,
“where is that horse I told you to
have shod?”
“Omigosh!” gasped the private,
growing pale around the gills, “Omi
gosh! Did you say ‘shod’?”
She: “It’s so sweet of you to
bring me this lovely mistletoe.”
He: “Don’t mention it—the
pleasure's going to be mine.”
DOUBLE DUTY
The chief constable of a small
town was also an expert veterinary
surgeon. One night the phone rang
and the constable’s wife answered
it.
“Is the constable there?” asked
an agitated voice.
“Do you want my husband in his
capacity of veterinary surgeon, or as
chief constable?” inquired the wom
an of the household.
“Both, madam,” came the reply.
“We can’t get our new bulldog to
open his mouth, and—there’s a bur
glar in it.”
“I hear you dropped some money
on the Stock Exchange. What were
yoh, a bull or a bear?”
“Neither. Just a simple ass.”
Tax Notice
To the Taxpayers of Gap Civil Township:
List your property and give in your poll tax for the year
1933. I will meet you at the following dates and places:
Sparta, Monday, May 15
Rock Creek school house, Tuesday May, 16th
forenoon.
Twin Oaks, Tuesday, May 16th, afternoon.
Tolliver school house, Wednesday, May 17.
Wolf Branch, Thursday, May 18.
Sparta, Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20.
Please don’t fail to list on one of the above dates.
CABELL M. WILSON
List Taker
NATURAL ICE
PRESERVES FOOD
/' PERFECTLY _
For Service
Phone
THERE is only one way to keep
perishable foods, pure and whole
, some and that is to store them in
an ice box where the temperature
never varies. There are no periods
when the box becomes warm when
natural ice is used—no mechanical
contrivance to get out of order.
—AND IT’S CHEAPER
Carolina Ice & Fuel Co.
ELKIN, N. C.
HERE TIS
PRICES ARE STILL AT
THE BOTTOM!
Arm & Hammer
Soda_*
Coffee, per
pound_
R. J. R. Smoking
Tobacco, 2 for—
0. K. Soap
3 for_
Fly Paper Ribbon
3 for___
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
2 for_
Fly Spray
One Pint—
Selox Wash Powders
Package—
4c
10c
15c
10c
5c
15c
25c
10c
WOOD’S AND FERRY’S
GARDEN AND FLOWER SEEDS
Toilet Soap, 2 Cakes
for.__—
2 Pounds Mother’s
Cocoa.
1/2 Gallon Jug
Vinegar_
5c
19c
25c
Rumford Baking Powders—
9c ~ 17c ~ 29c
1000 Sheet Toilet
Paper__
Chewing Tobacco
Plug-—
10c
Boys’
Overalls
29c
Men’s
Overalls
49c
Hanes’ Shirts and
Shorts
Men’s Hanes’ Union
Suits_
Work
Shirts.
Cannon Towels
each_
25c
39c
35c
5c
Ladies’ Full Fashioned Hose—
25cto 79c
Thistle Linen Paper and
Envelopes, package
Westinghouse Lamp
Bulbs_
10c
10c
COMPLETE LINE OF STRAW
HATS
FLOUR
Virginia Belle, Apple Blossom, Blue
Ridge, Queen of the West, Plain or Self
Rising.
SUGAR AND CORN MEAL UNDER
THE MARKET PRICE
SEE
PHONE 53
US BEFORE BUYING!
R EEVEQ
VARIETY STORE ^
SPARTA, N. C.
    

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