THE HARUIS HERALD
THE HARRIS HERALD
Published Monthly at Harrii, N. C.
M. B. Robinson,
Jessie L. Miller,
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Entered March 25, 1945, at the Post Office at
Ham.s, North Carolina, as Second Class Matter
Under the Act of Congress of March 9, 1879.
Restraint About Violence
In this age of high-pow
ered propaganda, it is good
to find a few facts simply
))re.scnted to speak for
themselves. The president
of Tuskegee In.stitutc has
sent out a report, in the
form of a brief one-page
letter, on lynchings for the
year 1946. Without com
ment, he mei’ely lists the
Six persons were lynched
in the United States in 1946,
all of them Negroes. The
offenses charged were: (1)
.stealing a satldle, a crime
to which two other person's
later confessed; (2) st'ai)-
bing a man; (3-5) no
charge except being hi an
automobile with one of the
other victims; (6) attohipt-
ing to break into a house.
Lynchings ,were prevented
in 17 instances, most of
them by officers of the law.
No mention, is made in the
letter of such related cases
as that in which a return
ing Negro veteran was beat
en up and blinded by an
officer of the law for al
legedly disturb! n g the
This is not a record to be
proud of. The bare recital
of the fact stings the con
science more than any sen
sational exploitation of
them. At a time of resurg
ent Ku Kluxism and racism,
it calls America to cast the
beam out of its own eye.
Though lynch mobs repre
sent only a small fraction of
the population, they are
symptoms of seidous social
disorders. We recommend
to. the Bilbos and rabble-
rousers who thrive on these
disorders that they study
and profit by the eloquent
restraint of the president
(colored) of Tuskegee In-
.stitute. — Christian Science
Lays Plans For Eye
Clinic Feb. 24-26
SUGAR STAMP 53
EXPIRES MARCH 31
New Stamp to Be Validated
On April 1, Says
To a^'oid the substantial ex
pense of printing and distribut
ing new sugar ration books, all
sugar stamps made valid on or
after April 1, 1947, will be good
for 10 pounds of sugar, A. D.
Simpson, Jr., OPA Regional Su
gar Executive, said today in At
Spart Stamp No. 53, now valid
for five pounds of sugar, will ex
pire for consumer use at midnight
on March 31 and a new stamp,
good for 10 pounds of sugar, will
be validated on April 1 to cover
both home canning and regular
home use, Simpson stated. He add
ed that the number of the next
valid stamp wilt bo announced at
a later date.
It is necessary, Simpson said,
to terminate Stamp No. 53 a
month earlier than, originally an
nounced in order to avoid the se
rious trade problem of handling
both five and 10 pound stamps at
the same time. The change is be
ing announced now to give all
consumers adequate opportunity
to “cash” Stamp No. 53 before it
Previously, Simpson explained,
.stamps have been validated for
five pounds of sugar — some for
regular home use and some for
home canning purposes. No .spe
cial stamp.s for home canning su
gar will be validated in the future
and the stamps made valid during
the rest of 1947 will provide su
gar for both purposes, he said.
Additional 10-pound stamps will
be made valid periodically as' the
sugar supply permits.
“It is important,” Simpson em
phasized, “that housewives plan
the use of sugar they get from
these 10-pound stamps so as to
cover both their lioushold and
home canning needs.
“Although it seems fairly cer
tain that sugar supplies will in
crease during 1947, the exact of
the increase is not known. It is
impossible therefore to state the
total amount of the sugar ration
for 1947 or the dates on which ad
back stuffshirts seen in
time. He was that way during his PERSONAL ITEMS
first year as Governor—and there
are tales still being circulated
about occurrences in that first
However, Broughton developed
a sense of humor, became a good
mixer, learned how to tell a good
story and how to use his hands
just so in speaking (firmly on his
solar plexis most of the time),
and, more important probably, be
came adept at grasping complex
situations in the operation of the
So Gardner-picked men were
strong men. Two of the three fol
lowers made more money in law
in 1946 than their entire salary
during their four years as Gover
nor and the other is a United
THREE TIMES—George Cherry
became superintendent of Build
ings and Grounds last December
1. One of his duties is to look
after the flags on State buildings.
He has had them rung down to
half-mast three times since taking
office—for A. J. Maxwell, who ran
for Governor twice and failed to
make the grade; for J. W. Bailey,
who ran for Governor in 1924,
unsuccessfully, and then went to
the Senate in 1930; and for O
Max Gardner, who was Governor
and who made Governors.
NEWS AND COMMENT FROM RALEIGH
- By -
SIGNIFICANT — A few of the
legislators who had planned to
make extended trips around East
er are new think of calling off
these visits. At least three were
looking in the direction of New
York for recuperation from the
Raleigh grind, but now they are
of the opinion they will still be
grinding away when Easter rolls
around on April 6.
However, March 8 is a signifi
cant date on the General Assem
bly calendar . . . for at that
time and on that day the schools
will receive their last pay as mem
bers of the 1947 Legislature.
.,, , , J Other employees will continue
cht.onal stamps will be vahdated,
latci m the year. i g lawmakers will be
I strictly on their own. They get
i paid at the rate of $10 per day
for 60 days and that’s all, brother,
j Bills arc coming in fast now'
... and you will see much more
i speed within the next three weeks
TDAnC Cr'lIAAI lightning-like action wlier-
lIvilUll uvlli/vli ever possible after March 8.
, , i tors were rushing to committee
With the Eighth Array at ; meetings when word came last
hama, Japan Things are hum- ^ Thursday morning of O. Max
ming educationally in the Trade Gardner’s sudden death on the
GI’S ACQUIRE MANYi
SKILLS AT ARMY
Report on Month’s Activities
Are Made by District
rhe HcaUn Department has tor
the past month devoted a large'
part of its lime to elearing up re-'
ports lor the last year, and mak-1
ing plans of this year, says Dr.'
,1. T. Ramsaur, district health of- [
ficer. The general clinics, the'
orthopedic clinics, tonsil clinics |
and all other functions of the'
Health Department were contin
ued and arrangements were made
for pre-school examinations which
began January 29th. Through the
co-operation of the Welfare Dc-
.partment and the North Carolina
ConimLsion for the Blind, ar
rangements have been made for
an eye clinic which will be held
in Forest CHy City Hall, Febru
ary 24th, 2,51h, ami 26th. Over a
hundred children with defensive
vision will be' examined at that
time ami corrective measures such;
as fitting of glasses, nutritional j
education and exercises will be;
made. It is hoped, that arrange-1
ments can be made with the Com-1
mission for the Wind for surgery
where it is indicated. !
At the last orthopedic clinic Dr. i
Cherry examined 5 cases with
one new case, one patient was rc-'
ferred for hospital care to the
North Carolina Orthopedic Home
in Asheville. This was the small-
est'clinie we have had for a num-
bcr%t months. The Cicncrul Clin
ics have shown an increase with
a total of 60 paticiils being cx-
aminecPt,and 8 new eases. Ten pre
natal caVes and 4 post-natal eases
visited the Clinic. There wetc 4
new mothers. Six infants were
examined aud placed on proper
diet, 4 of them had never been
to the Clinic before.
In the venereal disease clinics
held at Forest City and Ruthcr-
fordton, 8 new cases of syphilis
and 6 new cases of Gonorrhea
were admitted. All of the Syphilis
cases were referred to the Medi
cal Center. From these 8 eases
11 contacts were elicited, 7 of
these were subsequently exam
ined and 3 were found to hlive
Syphilis. Twenty-nine contacts
elicited Iroin the 6 Goiiorrlica
eases, 10 were examined and 4
were positive. 'This gives us a
eontael rate of 1.4 as compared
with the .5 lor the State average,
with .50% of the eontacts exam
ined and 50‘/'u of those examined
for Syphilis were positive, 40%
of those examined for Gonorrhea
Mr. C. S. Gibson and Mr. M. G.
Powell have inspected 30 markets,
38 cafes, 7 Hotels, 6 Drink Stands,
11 dairies and 13 private prem
ises. They supervised the instal
lation of 7 septic tanks.
The communicable diseases were
2 cases of diphtheria. 5 of scar
let fever and 1 of typhus fever
were reported. There is a minor
epidemic of chicken-pox, but there
have been no serious complica
School at Keio University, near
Yokohama, which is being con
ducted by the Information and
Education division. Eighth army.
In the words of Captain William
E. Wood, of Greer, S. C., the
Trade school director, “Uncle
Sam is keeping his end of the
bargain. He promised our GIs ed- GaTdner,' wasn’t it?
ucation, along with the travel— „
and this setup here at Keio rep- 5^^ ^his approach, they
day he was to sail to England as
ambassador to the Court of St.
James. Necdless^to say, a pall of
gloom was cast over the meetings,
flags dropped to half-mast around
9 o’clock, and those who learned
of the death first, approached
others, saying, “Bad about Max
Hoover . . . 1923 . . . the year
Gardner became Governor.
J. C. B. —^ G a r d n e r was so
.strong in 1932 that he persuaded
the Democrats to nominate and
elect a man (Ehringhaus) w'hose
name most of them could not even
pronounce. He confided to inti
mates years later that he frankly
feared a revolution during the
depths of the depression. In lead
ing his party to select Ehring
haus, he lound a man. who had
the courage to keep the ship on
an even keel in the lace of actual
physical danger. This is a known
fact. Now J. C. B. Ehringhaus is
practicing law here in Raleigh,
and is regarded by many of those
who fought against him most bit
terly in 1932 as one of the strong
est men this State has ever pro
C. R. HOEY — The people
seemed to want Dr. Ralph McDon
ald in 1936, but Gardner told
them no, that they really wanted
Clyde R. Hooy, his brother-in-law
and just didn’t quite realize it be
cause of the hangover from the
depression years. They loUqwcd
Gardner’s advice, and before
Hoey went out of office he was
known — and is known now — as
“the mo.st popular Governor
North Carolina ever had.”
Mr. J. Lewis is now at home
from the Shelby hospital after un
dergoing an operalion. He is do
Miss Frances Holt .spent the
following week-end with her par
ents in A.shcvillc, N. C. Miss Holt
is a teacher of the Haynes Grove
Mr. B. M. Mercer went back to
worli Monday after being ill two
Miss Gary Morgan is getting
along nicely after undergoing an
operation in the Shelby hospital.
Mrs. Lcssic Larcy and son spent
the week-end with her si.stcr and
brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Hazie
Mrs. Willie Sue Carter spent
two weeks here with her grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Lit
tlejohn. Mrs. Lilllejohn has been
very ill, but she i.s better now.
Mrs. Carter lias returned to
Chicago, HI., where she resided
with her husband.
Miss Louise Morgan is at home
for a short stay. She will return
soon back to I’hiladciphia, I’a.
Mr. Robert Webster, dean of
men and Bible teacher of Swift
Memorial Junior toUege of Rog-
ersville. ’lenn., is getting along'
fine with his work.
Mr. and Mrs. W, L. Blanton, of
Boiling Springs, were the guests
of Jlr. and Mrs. Jay Harris Sun
Mr. A. V. Bublilo was the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Junior Webster
Mrs. Ola Roberts is visiting her
l»rctns, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mer
cer. She will soon return to Wash
ington, D. C. where she is making
Mr. and Mrs. Kieliavd Foster,
Mr. and Mrs. Dewhilt Camp, and
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hamrick vis
ited relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Haiuriek in Greer, S. C. Sunday
rc.sents just that.”
The trade school, which gradu
ated its first class last November
14, was organized last October and
offers expert instruction in ra
dio, electricity, welding, mechaaii-
cal drawing, carpentry and ma
* Lieutenant Colonel James E.
Ochlcr, Dallas, Texas, is com
mandant ol Keio university which
houses two others schools, the
Adjutant General's Adniimstrative
and Clerical school under the
command of Colonel J. E. McGill
and the Cooks and Bakers’ school
under the leadership of Major
Many Negro soldiers are sprin
kled among the students at the
trade school. For the most part,
they are young men who have less
than a year's service in the army
and who arc anxious to acquire
a civilian trade experience.
Private Jesse Williams, Rocky j
Mount, North Carolina, a student
in the welding class, can’t think
of anything else he’d rather be,
doing. “This work is interesting!
to me,” he asserted, adding, “1
would like to do it the rest of my
To Private James W i I c h c r,'
Cleveland, Ohio, the Eighth Army i
Trade school is “the grandest m’-1
portunity I have ever had to learn '
something useful.” i
One feature that enhances the |
value of work done at the school
is that men who finish with ex
cellent or superior ratings may
take army tests to qualify for high
school or college credit. In addi
tion. certificates issued upon
graduation may be used as skill
reference to possible employers.
Courses arc in progress for a
month at the Trade school. Stu
dents arc quartered in two-story
stcam-hcatcd barracks, and mov
ies, games, modern mess and club
facilities are made available to
could discuss the demise with
those who knew it and inform
those who did not.
Gardner was the most popular
leader this State had followed in
years, and most of his appointees,
direct or indirect, ai-c still in the
saddle here in Raleigh. They
were loyal to him. Cherry is tlie
only Governor since Gardner who
has not obtained the Shelby
strong man’s opinion before mak
ing big decisions.
J. M. B.—It was thought until
the fall of 1939 that Gardner and
associates would support Wilkins
P. Horton for Governor in 1940.
For reasons too complicated and
voluminous to enumerate here,
they ^ung to J. M. Broughton,
who was at that time looked upon
as one of the most arrogant, stiff- ’ the
ALREADY CHOSEN — The
Gardner Machine still functions
and don’t forget it. Its man for
Governor in 1948 is already cho
sen . . . already chosen.
Mrs. Eugene Whiteside
The weather has been very
rainy for sometimes. However we
are doing fine in health and we
Mr. Calvin Edgerton has been
very sick, but is now much better.
On January 22, we organized a
club, named Willing Workers club.
Mrs. Eunice Logan is president.
Our sympathy to Mr. Ezra Lo
gan in the death of his wife, Mrs.
Maggie Logan. She was widely’
known and well loved.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Logan are
happy to have their son Pvt.
Dewey Logan home on furlough
from the South Pacific.
One of the few nice things
about January, according to
Grandpappy Jenkins, is that you
don't have to read any depres
sing news stories about potential
PHONE CALL—When you call
T. A. Wilson of the Industrial
Commission, his secretary will
ask who’s talking, please. Then
she tells Mr. Wilson that Mr. So-
andso is calling, whereupon Wil
son gets on the phone. It’s nice,
but it takes time. Last week the
phone rang, and she asked the
caller’s name. “How’s that? You
want my name? Well, this is
Charlie Johnson, State Treasurer.
I'd like to speak to Mr. Wilson, if
you don’t mind.”
P. S. He got to speak to him.
However, the little additional red
tape irritated non-bureaucratie
Mr. Johnson just a mite . . .
third largest city, has only two
dailies of any importance . . .
OFF THE CUFF—Teachers are
being criticized in some quarters
for employing a lobbyist to look
after them in the Legislature. Yet
it must be admitted that it seems
to be the best thing to do . . .
Everybody’s doing it. Why not the
Students ana teachers visiting
the Legislature to watch it oper
ate (not to lobby) should be on
hand around noon. They are all
given the courtesy of the gallery,
but most of them leave as ignor
ant of what is going on as before
they came—because the work is
done in committee hearings, not
on the floor. Rarely does either
house meet for over 99 minutes a
day . . . The two reading clerk.s.
Monger of Sanford and Rasberry
of Grifton, are the auctioneers of
the Legislature. They do about
everything except shout “Sold
NOTES — The North Carolina
Symphony, asking for .$50,000 for
the next two years, will do its bit
of lobbying via the music route
with a performance in the Capitol
on the night of February 19 . . .
Warning to Director Ben Swalin:
Play tunes like “Cripple Creek”
or “Blue Danube.” Anything more
hi-falutin will only get you in
trouble with the legislators, most
of whoi'n like their tunes “over
light” and with not too muen
bead . . .
. . . Although State School
Board Member Santford Martin,!
Winston-Salem editor, was once
principal at Bunn high school in
Franklin County, this body played
hands-off when it met here last
week. All the trouble there, ac
cording to the teachers, was
caused by a teacher . . . Home
talent . . . It’s happened before
. . . Sentiment is more powerful
than reason . . .
. . . There arc four daily. pa
pers in Wilmington now — two
afternoon and two morning. On
other hand, Philadelphia,
HOLTS FLOWER SHOP
Flo’wers For All Occasions
Back of Shoe Hospital
Rutherfordton, N. C.
35 'YEARS — Gardner and Fur-
nifold Simmons were the two
most potent political powers
North Carolina had (luring the!
years from 1912 to 1947, Gardner j
taking over pretty well the same i
year that Simmons went against |
the Democratic party to support!
Staging a protest, residents of
Sloekliolni, Sweden, threw their
liquor ration cards into the river.
’That’s going on the water wagon
with a vengeance.
Forest City, N. C.
Shoes For The Entire
W. L. Smith, Prop.
THEY ARE HERE AGAIN-
Yelton’s Best, Sun GoM and Mountain
Lake Flour. Ask your grocer, he has
them. Western Carolina’s finest flour.
YELTON MILLING CO.
Rutherfordton, N. C.
HARRIS TAILOR SHOP
Expert Fitting and Tailoring, First Class Service.
Ton Years Experience in Successful Tailoring.
HARRIS, N. C.
No. 10 Harding St.
FOREST CITY, N. C.
For Square Dealing and
Beautiful Service. Am
bulance Service Also
J. G. Thompson, General Mgr.
C. S. Thompson, Sec.
Car-owners say U. S. Royals de
liver performance equal to and
even better than prewar tires.
That’s because they’re built for
longer mileage, safer riding,
. . . hold air many tunes longer,
fight punctures, make driving
safer, cut down roadside delays.
STOP AT THE SIGN
OF SKILLED SERVICE
Mallieiiy Molor Co.
Forest City, N. C.
Tire Headquarters for
Pepsi-Cola—7-Pp Distributors Phone 3932, Forest City
WHY NOT PUT HIM
TO WORK THIS YEAR
Two cents spent on electricity will do as much
of s(jniG kinds of work as the average hired
man can do in a day , . ,
Yet only 20(c of the farm.s that have elec
tricity use electric motors. *
Why not consiiH our farm spedalisls
about putting electricity to work de
creasing risk and increasing profits on
your farm in 1947'.’
‘ FARM JOURNAL Survey
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