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VOL. 9.
ALLEGHANY COUNTY, SPARTA, N. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1933.
No. 23.
Senator Bob Reynolds Urges
Repeal In Campaign Address
ASSERTS NEED FOR TEMPERANCE AND SOBRIETY
“The most damnable thing on earth is liquor,” said Sena*
tor Robert R. Reynolds, in his speech for the repeal of the
18th Amendment, in the court house in Sparta Tuesday af
ternoon. “There has been liquor since the beginning of the
world, and there will be liquor as long as the world stands,”
he stated. “The question is how to control it.” Contrary to
popular opinion, the Repealists are not fighting for liquor,
but how to control it, he asserted.
The Senator “threw it” into the
whiskey drinkers in no uncertain
terms. “Any man who favors liquor
is either an idiot or a fool,” and with
a fervor of a crusader he asserted
the need of temperance and sobriety.
He spoke of the harmful effects of
strong drink on the body and the
mind, and he stated that National
Prohibition was the worst thing that
this country ever had to happen to
it, in that it had bred lawlessness and
disrespect for the Constitution.
“We are not fighting for the return
of liqquor. Liquor has never left us.
There is just as much liquor here as
there ever was, and more than in the
days of the saloon. The prohibition
law has filled our jails and peniten
tiaries and increased our taxes. We
need temperance and sobriety. Vote
like you drink.
“This is not a controversy between
the Church and the other side, at
some would make people believe. Re
peal ifi the cause of temperance and
sobriety. Good church people are in
terested in this matter.
“Wherever liquor is sold, that place
is an open saloon. If that is true, then
there are forty thousand open sa
loons in North Carolina today. Moth
ers and fathers are not going to stand
for hypocracy any longer. They
know what is gojng on today just as
well as I do, and I feel it is my duty
to teach the doctrine of sobriety and
temperance. What we must do is con
trol liquor, collect the taxes there
from, and teach temperance.
He stated that National Prohibition
had cost the government a billioi
dollars as well as the lives of abou
three thousand officers. The taxes
from whiskey, he estimated, would
amount to 600 million dollars an
nually.
“Prohibition has made courts foi
the rich, and courts for the poor.
Go into any court in the United
States, and you will find that the
rich, influential man can pay out of
a charge of violation of the prohibi
tion laws, but the poor fellow must
serve his sentence. I’m against any
law that doesn’t deal alike with the
rich and the poor.
“It is not a partisan question and
should never have been brought into
politics. But since it has, it has made
many public men sweat, not perspire
but sweat, for they didn’t know
which side to stand on. And most of
them just straddled the fence. Any
man in public life should be ready tc
state where he stands on any question
which interests his constituents. Peo
ple have known where I stood on the
prohibition questibn for tjje past ten
years.
“Prohibition has changed us from a
nation of drinkers of light beverages
to a nation of drinkers of strong li
quors. It will take years of teaching
of temperance to get people back to
the drinking of\he light and less in
jurious beverages.
"Let us proceed with progress. The
Old North State has the reputation
of being the leading State in the
South. Let u snot go back on that
heritage and be a laggard, so that
the finger of scorn will be pointed at
us in the years to come. On Novem
ber 7, let’s take that old rascal, John
Barleycorn, put a rope around his
neck, drag him through the streets,
and burn him for all the harm he’s
done.”
FIRST VISIT TO SPARTA
The Senator said that this was
his first visit to Sparta, but that he
had ben to Laurel Springs years ago.
He commented on the beauties of this
section and said that he was using
his influence in Washington to get
the Federal Government to build the
park to park highway from Wash
ington to the Great Smokies. That
he said, would bring thousands of
tourists and millions of dollars inU;
western North Carolina annually.
Several times during his speech the
Senator was applauded. He appeale.
to his hearers with his dramatic pow
ers, his lively humor, and his frank
ness. He was introduced by Mayoi
Ft. F. Crouse, who spoke briefly or
the purpose of the meeting.
The auditorium of the court house
was filled and a number were in the
galery. Quite a large percentage ol
the group was women. An hour be
fore time people began to fill th<
court room. The Senator’s party wai
late on account of tire trouble, ant
W. Carl Irwin brought the Senate:
to town. After the speaking he shool
hands with most of those present.
ALL RELIEF FAMILIES TO
SHARE IN FEDERAL PORK
It was stated in The Times
last week that only widows and
cripples would receive any of
Uncle Sam’s pig meat, but since
then a new regulation has gone
into effect and all relief famili
lies may share in Uncle Sam’s
generosity as long as the 1,065
pounds allotted to Alleghany
lasts. C. A. Miles, local director
of relief, states that “First comes
first served” will be the policy of
the relief office.
FARM NEWS LETTER
(By W. B. Collins, County Agent.)
This fall I have had a few orders
for some extra good beef cattle at
comparatively high prices. This grade
of cattle has been hard to locate in
the county, and in some instances I
was not able to fil the orders satis
factorily.
Our people have been in the cattle
business long enough, and there has
been enough price differential in the
high and low grades, until we should
have only high-grade cattle to sell.
Yet more than half of the steer calves
that are raised, to make stocker and
feeder cattle, have to be sold as plain
steers for 15 to 25% less than the top
sters.
Is there any business that can con
tinue to take a 15 to a 2^% loss ev
ery year and keep going? The man
who is raising common cattle is try
ing it. Good cows and good bulls
can be bought at low prices, and I
have never known a better time to
get started to raising good cattle.
MRS. INSKEEP IMPROVING
Mrs. J. T. Inskeep, of Roaring
Gap, who was injured in an automo
bile accident on Monday- of last
week, is improving. Her cuts and
bruises are healing rapidly, but she
will be confined to bed in a cast for
some time yet on account of a frac
tured hip.
GOVERNMENT TO BUY
BEEF IN EFFORT TO
BOST CATTLE PRICES
Breeders Selling Beef Below
Production Costs.
T. M, Calhoun, Elk Creek, chairman
of the Grayson County Agricultural
Advisory committee, who sent a tele
gram to President Roosevelt recently
in which he asked the help of the ad
ministration in behalf of the cattle in
dustry, has received a reply frem the
President’s secretary, Louis McH.
Howe, who advised Mr. Calhoun that
the President was bringing the mat
ter to the attention of the department
of agriculture.
A reply was also received from A.
G. Lacy, secretary to Representative
T. G. Burch, to whom a copy of the
telegram was sent.
Announcement was made in Wash
ington Tuesday that the Federal gov
ernment plans to purchase $15,000,000
worth of surplus beef and butter in
an effort to raise the present low
price of beef cattle and butter.
Senator Harry Flood Byrd, of Vir
ginia, one of those who asked that
low grade beef be taken off the mar
nei oy reaerai purcnases, expressed
gratification Tuesday at the announce
ment concerning the plans of the re
lief administration. Byrd said he urg
ed making the purchase because oi
"the distressing condition of the cat
tle growers.” He pointed out in a
talk with Secretary of Agriculture
Wallace several days ago that the
purchases would tend to increase the
price of good beef.
Virginia breeders have claimed that
they have been selling their beef be
low production costs.
Grayson Carroll Gazette
RELIEF QUOTA FOR C.C.C.
WORK WILL LEAVE NOV. 15
Mr. C. A. Miles, acting director of
Relief for Aleghany County, in a tele
gram from Raleigh yesterday, states
that the men enlisted for work in
the C. C. C. will be called on Novem
ber 15th. Those who have enlisted foi
work in the camps will please take
note of this date. Aleghany was al
lotted a quota of 8 men from the re
lief families.
MARRIAGE
Mr. Clayton Davis and Miss Eve
lyn Dancy of North Wilkesobo,
were married here Monday afternoon
at the home of Mr. F. N. Roupe, Jus
tice of Peace. Mr. Roupe officiated.
INKA laken Out Of Small
Towns By President’s Order
Retail Trade Code With Price Control Feature Adopted.
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der the pressure of adverse farm
sentiment, NRA today pulled out of
the country’s villages and small
towns, and announced a protective
chain of local tribunals to keep mer
chants from hiking prices too high.
This first major change in the in
dustrial recovery program was taken
under an executive order by Presi
dent Roosevelt, forecast by a single
sentence in his Sunday night address
to the nation.
An exception under the order was
that chain stores, wherever, located,
will remain under code regulations
also, small factories—those doing in
terstate business and those employ
ing more than five people—still have
NRA watching over them even in the
otherwise exempt towns of 2,500 oi
less.
No Price Control.
The order’s issuance coincided with
promulgation of the retail trade code
which emerged with a price contro
provision stripped of the ten per cent
mark-up fought by farmer and con
sumer representatives alike, but sc
phrased as to give the merchant sub
stantially the same protection against
destructive price-cutting by competi
tors.
At the same time, also, the Presi
dent had made public his own defini
tion of the employer’s right to hiri
and fire a worker on a basis of merit
saying this was quite legal so lon{
as not used as a subterfuge to ous
union men, but that it should not bi
written into a code. It was the hopi
at NRA that this word from th<
President would end the long wran
gle between spokesmen for industr;
and labor over interpretations of th
industrial law’s grant of the right t
organize, untrammelled by employe
interference.
Johnson Statement.
Recognizing the weigth of farr
i sentiment against the price increas
I es NRA has caused, Hugh S. Johnsor
NRA executive, issued a length
'<■ statement on the President’s orde
which said that while “it would b
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a tragic folloy to turn millions oi
the reemployed back on the streets
on the argument that thus the cost
of living could be reduced,” the ex
perience of four months showed the
retreat from small towns could be
accomplished without loss to the pro
gram. Reemployment and wage in
creases in the exempted establish
ments, he said, were not sufficient
to offset the hardship caused the
merchants and the farmer.
Johnson also spoke in behalf of the
price control plan of the retail code:
“In recent years, and especially
with the growth of chain stores, a
practice has grown up of selling one
or two items at a loss in order to get
people into a store. The little fellow
cannot afford this. The public is fool
ed, because what it saves on one item
ti looses on another.
Driven Out.
"In the last four years, four hun
dred thousand small retailers have
been driven out of business, and it
is bitterly complained that this so
i called ‘loss leader’ was partly tc
, blame. For these reasons, the retail
. : code provisions that it is an unfaii
practice to sell any article for lest
than its invoce cost plus at least
■ a portioi) of the wages paid to em
■ ployes in the store.
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"This is frankly an experiment. A
distinguished committee is to be ap
pointed at once to watch closely the
operation of this code and to make
recommendations on February 1st.”
To protect the consumer, city a;
well as country, from undue price in
creases blamed by profiteers on the
recovery movement, the Presiden
ordered that investigation be startee
immediately “to determine the ex
tent t6 which manufacturers and pro
ducers have increased prices follow
ing, or in anticipation of, the appro
val of codes of fair competition, an<
to set up adequate organizations fc
the handling of complaints agains
retail price increases alleged to b
contrary to the requirements o
codes.”
PUBLIC VIGOROUSLY
SUPPORTS PRESIDENT'S
PENALTY D E C R E E
NR A Violators Subject Tc
Fine and Imprisonment.
Washington. Oct. 26- There was un
mistakable response from all sections
of the country to the President’s no
tice that the penalty provisions of the
National Industrial Recovery Act will
be applied to violators of the Presiden
tial Reemployment Agreement and tc
the codes of fair competition already
approved. In many cases the approval
was vigorous of the tersely worded
Excutive order applying the strong
measures of protection the act af
fords to the vast majority of the peo
ple who respect their obligations un
der the Blue Eagle.
Section 10 of the Recovery Act, en
titled “Rules and regulations”, is con
densed in less than 11 lines. But it is
specific. It is referred to in the final
line of the form of agreement the Pre
sident forwarded “To Every Employ
er” under date of July 27, under a let
ter bearing his name.
Subsection (a) authorizes the Pre
sident “to prescribe such rules and re
gulations as may be necessary to car
ry out the purpose of this title, and
fees for licenses and for filing codes
of fair competition and agreements;
and any violation of any such rule or
regulation shall be punishable by a
fine of not to exceed $500 or imprison
merit for not to exceed 6 months, or
both.”
Subsectino (b) reads: “The Presi
dent may from time to time cancel
or modify any order, approval, licen
se,rule, or regulation issued under
this title; and each agreement, code
code of fair competition, or license
approved, prescribed, or issued under
this title shall contain an express pro
vision to that effect. The term
‘agreemet” precedes the mention of
codes
The Administrator was authorized
to appoint personnel and delegate
power to accomplish the purpose ot
the order and “to prescribe such ad
ditional rules and regulations as he
deemed necessary to supplement or
carry out the purposes and intent ox
the rules and regulations prescribed
m paragraphs A and B of this order”,
vvhich reads as follows:
A. No one shall falsely represent
himself to be discharging the obliga
tions or complying with the provision
of the President’s Reemployment Ag
reement or of any Code of Fair Com
petition approoved by the President
under the National Industrial Recov
ery Act or of any rule or regulation
prescribed to carry out the provisions
of said act.
B. No one shall display or use any
emblem or insignia or any reproduct
ion of any emblem or insignia of the
National Recovery Administration
contrary to any rules or regulations
prescribed hereunder by the Adminis
trator for Industrial Recovery.
General Johnson’s rules and regu
lations designate the Blue Eagle as
the NRA emblem; provide that any
person who has signed and complies
with certificates of compliance may
displa and use it, but that when in
the judgment of the Administrator
or his dul authorized, representative
there has been failure to comply or
the Blue Eagle was improperl obtain
ed, such person shall surrender and
thereafter make no further use or
display except upon the written per
mission of the Administrator.
It is further provided that the rules
"shall not be construed so as to pre
vent the displa or sale by any person
whatsoever of goods or packages
marked b athers with said emblem
as evidence of compliance, except
that such display or sale shall not be
made in such manner as to indicate
compliance by such person.”
Both the Executive order and the
Administrator’s regulations conclude
with the penalty clause, identically
woi’ded.
Whitehead Citizens To Hold
Community Meeting Saturday
“A Call to Arms”
A mass meeting of the citizens of
Whitehead Township will be held at
Whitehead school building Saturday
28th at 1:30 P. M.
If you want to enjoy the big treat
in store for you, bring your families
and meet with us.
Two prominent women of Winston
Salem and three local men of the co
unnty will entertain you. These
speakers will be interspersed with
songs and reciations.
1 The Committee of Ten
B. & T. Drug Co. Has Wes
' tern Union Agency
The B. & T. Drug Store has the
• Western Union Telegraph agency for
■ Sparta and surrounding territory.
1 Messages may be sent or received
' from the drug store. All Western
t Union telegrams received will be de
1 livered in SSparta. There are no tele
f phone charges in connection with
telegrams.
DRY FORCES CONFIDENT
VICTORY EVE ELECTION
Assert Wets Are Making Last
Desperate Attempt To
Avoid Defeat.
rvaieign, Oct. 23—Continued crumpl
ing up of the Hindenburg Line of the
repeal cause in North Carolina has
forced the directors of wet strategy
to hurl their last reserves into the
breach. Former Governor Garner has
issued from Washington a statement
in fovor of repeal; Senator Reynolds
is to make a hurried dash into some
of the western counties and one or
two eastern counties; and in addition
to previous announcements in the
way of sponsorship of Mr. Farley’s
forthcoming visit to this state Sena
tor Bailey is scheduled to issue short
ly a statement in favor of repeal of
the 18th Amendment, with sugges
tions as to North Carolina’s proper
policy in liquor control after repeal.
The Dry forces afe chuckling over
the re-entrance of Senator Reynolds
into the arena. As to the effect of the
Reynolds campaign, the. Drys recall
a stroy William Jennings Bryan used
to tell. A big husky man was the vic
tim of occasional scoldings and ani
mated assaults by his diminutive
wife. When his friends chided him for
being so hen-pecked and enduring so
submissively the assaults and battery
of the little queen of his home, he re
plied: “Well, why not? It seems to do
her a whole lot of good and doesn’t
hurt me at all.”
The view is taken by some of the
Drys that North Carolina’s Junior
Senator has set at least one example
worthy of emulation by his fellow
citizens back home. The most con
spicuous official act of his Senatorial
career, they point out, was his grace
ful and complete apology one day
last June to his feHow-Senators, and
to the country, for a most unfortu
nate mistake perpetrated by him the
day before. The Drys suggest that,
taking the cue from the Junior Sen
ator’s graceful apology in the Senate,
the people of North Carolina from
one end of the state to the other go
to the polls November 7 and show to
the world how gracefully, completely
and eloquently they can apologize for
their mistake in having sent him to
the Senate.
Nor do the Drys seem to be taking
on much worry over the participation
of former Governor Garner in the fes
tivities of the campaign. There has
been some speculation as to what in
fluence his position and prestige
would have upon the votres; but no
alarm discernible on that account. A
certain remark of former Governor
Garner made at the State College Al
umni luncheon last June is recalled.
“State College”, the quotation runs,
“will always remain the North Car
olinaState College of Agriculture and
Engineering and will always be locat
ed in Raleigh, if I have any influence
left,—and some-thing happened Sat
urday to make me think I have”. The
something that happened Saturday
was the handsome lead in the prima
ries of more than 47,000 votes scored
by the Ex-Governor’s favorite candi
date, Mr. Ehringhaus, over the high
est of his two opponents. The "in
fluence left” seems however to have
pretty nelar ruined his favorite can
didate, who won the nomination in
the second primary, indeejJ, but only
by the narrow margin of a bare 13,
084 votes over his single competitor.
Note is also taken of the fact
that when Ex-Governor McLean and
Ex-Governor Morrison completed
their official terms and retired to pri
vate life, they very properly refrained
from any further efforts to govern
the State, generously leaving that
function exclusively to their succes
sors in office. In connection with Ex
rent campaign a number of news
papers carried the following comment
by their Raleigh correspondent:
“There is also reason to beleive
that while he (Ex-Governor Gardner)
was gratified at the manner in which
Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaus follow
edout many of his policies as gover
nor and re-appointed a number of of
ficials he had originally appointed, he
was not so well pleased with some of
the political generalship or lack of it
displayed by Governor Ehringhaus in
some of his other appointments and
official acts.
All of these things are lodging into
the think-works of the average inde
pendent North Carolinian: and there •
is no doubt of the fact that quite a i
number of them are coming to regard '
the approaching election as likely to !
remove from Mm. Gardner’s mind the ,
apparent hallucination that he is still 1
Governor of North Carolina.
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MR. GROVER WARDEN
FATALLY INJURED IN FALL 1
A Telephone message was received j
here yesterday morning of the death ,
of Mr. Grover Warden, of Amelia, in
a Statesville hospital there Wednes
day morning. Mr. Warden was seri
ously injured in a fall from a ladder
last week while picking apples. He
had gone to the hospital for treat
ment and his condition was not con
sidered so grave.
News of his death comes as a shock
to his many friends here. Funeral ar
rangements had not been made as
The Times went to press.
ROOSFVELT “HIGH SPOTS”
IN RADIO SPEECH SUNEAY
PresidentSpeeks To Nation Over Radio Sunday Evening.
WASHINGTON, OCT. 22—(UP)-Significant sentences in President
Roosevelt’s outline to the nation of his future financial plans include:
“Our troubles will not be over tomorrow, but we are on our way and we
are headed in the right direction.”
“Government credit will be maintained and a sound currency will ac
company a rise in the American commodity price level.”
"We are continuing to move towards a managed currency. ... I would
not know, and no one else could tell, just what the permanent valuation
oi the dollar will lie. To guess at a permanent gold valuation now would
certainly require later changes caused by later facts.”
• When we have restored the price level, we shall seek to establish and
maintain a dollar which will not cl ange its purchasing and debt-paying
power during the succeeding generation.”
“Our dollar is altogether too greatly influenced by the accidents o{ inter
national trade, by the internal policies of other nations and political distur
bance in other countries. Therefore, the United States must take firmly in
its own hands the control of the gold value of our dollar.”
“As a means to this end, I am going to establish a governmental market
for gold in the United States. Therefore, I am autohrizing the Recon
struction Finance Corporation to buy gold newly-mined in the United
States at prices to be determined from time to time after consultation
with the Secretary of the Treasury and the President. Whenever necessary
to the end in view, we shall also buy or sell gold in the world market.
Tins is a policy and not an experiment.”
“It is definitely a part of our policy to increase the rise of commodity
prices and to extend it to. those products which have as yet felt no bene
fit. If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another. Do it, we wiU.”
POSSIBILITY OF NEW
SCENIC HIGHWAY NEAR
LAUREL SPRINGS
E. B. Jeffress, Chairman of the
State Highway Commission and
Public Works, has written to Ira
T. Johnston, Jefferson, and sug
gested the possibility of building
a scenic highway along the crest
of the Blue Ridge from Laurel
Springs to Deep Gap. If Built,
this highway will be a part of the
Crest of the Blue Ridge highway
which may be built by the Feder
al Government. Concerning this
project Mr. Jeffress says:
“I am going to Washington
next Monday and Tuesday (this
week) on invitation of Senator
Bailey to discuss the matter with
(hose interested in order to do all
we can to hasten the construction
of this project if it is found fea
sible. I do not know what the
tentative route is, but it would
certainly have to do with connec
tion from Laurel Springs to Glen
dale Springs and to Deep Gap.”
Zone Meeting of Missionary
Society Held At Spartc
The Zone Meeting of the Ladiei
Missionary Society was held at Spar
ta Methodist church on Friday, Oct
20. About 35 delegates from the foui
societies in this zone were presen
The following pprogram was given
Devotiohals, Rev. C. W. Russell.
Address of Welcome, Mrs. T. J
Carson.
Response, Mrs. J. Armburst.
Special Music, Miss Margarei
Cheek and Mrs. Higgins, with Mis:
Lambert at the piano.
Talk, “Prohibition,” Rev. S. Taylor
Talk, Mrs. J. B. Henderson.
Roll Call, Reports, etc.
Lunch
Devotional, Mrs. J. L. Woltz.
Special music, Mrs. C. W. Higgins
and Miss Margaret Cheek.
Paper, “Temperance,” Mrs. C. W
Russell.
Talk, “Mission Study,” Mrs. J. C
Reins.
Talk, "Spiritual Life,” Mrs. P. J
Bra me.
Mrs. T. J. Carson was appointed
Mission Study Leader for the zone,
and Mrs. C. W. Higgins was appoint
ed assistant secretary of “Spiritual
Life” for the zone.
The next meeting will be held At
Zion, near North Wilkesboro.
Alleghany litizen Invents
Number Of Articles
Alleghany County has a citizen in
the person of H. Woodruff who util
izes his spare time in inventing use
ful articles. For the past three years
Mr. Woodruff has been working out
the details of a number of inventions
which he conceived. During this time
he has invented a self-lighting cigar
ette, a spraying-attachment for trac
tors, and a garden weeder. At the
present he is seeking a patent on an
improved garden weeder. Those who
have seen the weeder tried say that
it is a big improvement over any on
the market.
For some time Mr. Woodruff has
been generating electricity for lights
by means of a small dynamo attached
to a windmill. This device furnishes
light for his home near Cherry Lane.
SPARTA STREET TO BE WIDENED
The work of widening and sur
facing with gravel the street
leading from Highway 18 at
Glenn Edwards’ Store will begin
immediately. This project has
just been approved by Mrs.Thom
as O’Berry, State Administrator
of Relief, and the work will Ik*
done with labor employed thru
the relief office here.
SAYS THAT “TIMES”
ARE NOT SO HARD
George McKee Tells of Con
ditions in His Boyhood
And Youth.
(George McKee, of Anderson, S. C.,
in New Era of Bandera, Tekas)
Don’t talk to me about hard times.
I was born eight miles from a rail,
road, five miles from a schoolhouse,
nine miles from a church, 885 miles
from New York, 200 yards from a
wash hole and 15 feet from a corn
field.
Our nearest neighbors lived two
miles away and they couldn’t bead or
j write. I never saw a suit of under
I wear until I was 17 years old, and
that revelation didn’t belong to any
body in our family. The only books
in the house were a Bible and a
catalog.
There were 12 members of our fam
ily, but, you see, we had three rooms
to live in, including a dining room,
which was also the kitchen. Every
body worked at our house. We
thought everybody else in the world
l had gravy and bread for breakfast,
, liver and cracklin’ hoecake for dinner,
buttermilk and corn pone for supper,
’cause that’s what we had.
Some of us wore brogan shoes oc
casionally in the wintertime. We had
' nice shirts for summertime use. We
slept on straw ticks, and pillows were
not thought of or required. I didn’t
know that money would rattle until
I was nearly grown. Father got hold
of two half-dollars at the same time,
| and let us hear them rattle. taxes
were no higher, but harder to pay.
We owned two kerosene lamps,
neither of which had a chimney. Our
house wasn’t ceiled, but two of our
rooms had lofts in them. We had a
glass window in our “company”
room. Our nicest piece of furniture
was a homemade rocking chair Our
beds were of the slat or tight-rope
variety.
We went to school two or three
months in the year, but not a bus.
We attended church once a month,
but not in a car; we used a two
mule wagon. We dressed up on Sun
days, but not in silks or satins.
We sopped our own molasses; we
ate our own meat; we considered rice
a delicacy for only the preachers to
eat; we had heard of cheese, but
never saw any; we knew of some
store bought clothes, but never hoped
to wear any; we got a stick of candy
and three raisins for Christmas nad
were happy; we loved ma and pa and
were never hungry, enjoyed going
naked, didn’t want much, expected
nothing. And that’s why our so-called
hard times ain’t hard on me.
PROTECTION OF PUBLIC
CHIEF FUNCTION OF NRA
Washington. Oct. 26- IN discussing
“Underlying Principles of NRA” at
Wellesley Hills, Mass., General Coun
sel Richburg* said to a convention of
economists:
“The rights of organized labor
have beenwritten into this law, not
for the benefit of any class of people
but for the protection of all the peo
ple from abuses of economic power.
The economic powers of labor organi
zations cannot be abused and exerted
contrary to the public interest under
this law any more than the economic
powers conferred on trade associa
tinos can be abused. Each group of
employers and each group of employ
ees is expected to exercise a correc
tive influence to prevent abuses of
the liberties whish are granted to
every other group; and the Govern
ment stands ready to insure that no
group shall coerce any other group
and no combination of groups shall ex
ploit the public.”
    

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