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Carolina Watchman
Published Every Friday
Morning By The
Carolina Watchman Pub. Co.
E. W. G. Huffman_President
Payable In Advance
One Year-$1.00
6 Mentha- -10
Entered as seeond-class mail
matter at the postoffice at Sal
isbury, N. C., under the act of
March 3, 1879.
The influence of weekly news
papers on public opinion exceeds
that of all other publications in
the country.—Arthur Brisbane.
(1930 Census)
Salisbury _16,951
Spencer -3,128
E. Spencer_2,098
China Grove_1,258
Landis _1,388
Rockwell_ 696
Granite Quarry_ 507
Cleveland_ 43 5
Faith*_ 431
Gold Hill _ 156
(Population Rowan Co. 56,665)
One of the mot popular phrases
among the uplifters who want to
make the world over is "produc
tion for use.” The phrase implies
that; there is som^hirtg vicious
about the socalled capitalistic sys
tem of "production for profit.” In
some mysterious way the profit
system is supposed to work to the
disadvantage of the consumer, who
presumably would get more for
his money if all goods were pro
duced without thought of profit.
Of course,, private enterprise j
cannot be expected to produce any
thing without being paid for its
trouble; therefore, the logical end
^production for use”
points is that the people as a whole,
through their governments, should^
take over the production of all
commodities, for the common
good. Which might be very fine if
human nature were geared differ
They have been trying some
thing of the sort in Russia, where
the "production for use” idea hi*
been put into effect. Everything
is done for the people by their gov
ernment. Among other things,
the Russian Government manufac
tures chairs. One would naturally
expect the chairs made by a bene
volent government for its people
would be the very best chairs that
could possibly be made. There cer
tainly is no point in talking about
production for use unless the pro
ducts are usable. But a Moscow
workers’ club recently bought 150
chairs, from the government fac
tory, according to newspaper dis
patches, and at the first meeting
when these chairs were used, 46 of
them collapsed.
It is reported that the director
and manager of the factory turn
ing out the chairs have been sen
tenced to prison, and perhaps that
is the only way in which "produc
tion for use” will produce usable
goods. Nobody expects chairs
made under the capitalistic system
to collapse when they are sat on.
If they did, the capitalists who
made them would be thrown, not
into prison, but into bankruptcy.
Under the competitive system
every manufacturer has to try the
best he knows how to make his
product at least as good as that of
his competitors and if possible bet
ter, and to sell it as cheaply as
anyone else can sell it, if not cheap
“Production for profit” is not,
as the communistic thinkers regard
it, an incentive to poor workman-,
ship and swindles upon the buying
public. In fact, as all of us know,
it works the other way. The Mos
cow Reds have just had a demons
tration of the fallaciousness of the
theory that “production for use”
produces superior goods. Whether
they will understand the lesson is
another question.
Now that the French Govern
ment has come off its high horse
in the matter of the maintenance
of its currency at a standard out
of line with the major currencies
of the world, and has succeeded in
bringing the United (/States and
Great Britain into an agreement
upon international exchanges, per
haps the Frenchmen will take the
next logical step and begin to pay
this country some of the money
they owe us for military supplies
and other goods which they pur
chased from the United States after
thee lose of the war.
We have heard a great deal about
the war debts of Europe e©
America, but we don’t hear so
much about the fact the United
-0--—J --, -a
all the debts which the French
government owed this government
for munitions furnished and money
lent for war purposes. We agreed
at that time that we would call
the debt square if France would
pay us for the railroad tracks and
equipment, the horses and mule*
and feed and other supplies which
we left behind in France when our
armies came back. France agreed
to pay for these things, including
the port improvements at St. Naz- 1
aire and Borueaux, at what a
mounted to junk-yard prices.
That is the debt of France to
America, which has not been paid
and on which, in the past few
years, not even the interest has been
paid. France’s protest is that they
had expected to collect from Ger
many the money with which to pay
the United States. To which our
answer has been that we have never
had any interest whatever in Ger
many’s payments to the allies und
er the treaty of Versailles, and our
loans and sales r' commodities to!
the allied nations were not condi-j
tional an any way upon whatever
the allies might succeed in recover
ing from Germany.
The present Prime Minister of
France, M. Leon Blum, suggested
before the recent election that it
was time France did something
about its debt to American. Now
that the two countries seem to be
getting closer together we think
most Americans will agree with M.
(Continued from page 1)
which thinks it would like to do •
little fighting.
There is nothing in the new
agreement which impairs the gold
standard as the international basis
of money value. While gold as
money is not any longer actually in
circulation in the United States and
England and probably will not be
in France, yet it remains the stan
dard by which all of these curren
cies are compared to each othar.
Nothing has yet taken the place of
gold as the one medium of exchange
accepted by every nation in the
Under the new arrangement the
value of the franc expressed in our
money will be slightly under five
cents, or at just about the propor
tion which it had prior to our de
valuation of the dollar. This is go
ing to be beneficial to France
which has been suffering a consider
able loss of tourist business because
the franc cost so much more i»
terms of dollars than it did prior
to 1933.
But Franca^will not be the only
beneficiary, by any means. Ameri
can business houses importing from
France can now buy more francs
with an American dollar and conse
quently will be able to supply such
commodities as only France can sel
us at a lower price in dollars than
heretofore. England gains the same
advantage, with the pound sterling
stabilized at between $4.90 and $5.
And in the competitive markets of
the rest of the world, where Franc*,
the United States and Great Britain
are constantly striving for trade
advantages, the competition be
comes much more nearly equal.
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YOUTH . . . approach _i
Whenever I encounter a young <
man—or a young woman who 1
shows some signs of understanding <
that inexperience is not the best ]
qualification for starting at the top,
I try to give him or her a helping i
hand. •
The son of an old friend came in
to ask me to help him to get a <
newspaper job* I gave the boy’s
father his first job, 35 years ago. I <
asked the son what his ideas about
pay were.
"I don’t care what the pay is,” i
he said. "I know I don’t know any
thing. I want to start at the bot- :
tom and learn.” I sent him to three
newspaper editors who are always
looking for young people who
know, that they don’t know any- '
thing yet.
Another young man came in. He :
had been offered $10 a week on a1
small paper, but that wasn’t good'
enough. He, too, had no experi- '
ence, but wanted to get in through |
a second-story window. I told him i
to come back after he had revised! i
his ideas of his own value. :
• • *
ART . . . work first
One of the annual events in New '
York’ is the outdoor exhibition in '
Washington Squarej>f the works of
struggling young artists. I strolled
around the Square the other day, :
looking over the pictures and statu
Most of the efforts were so terri
ble that they were pitiful.
"What’s wrong with these folks?”
I asked a sculptor friend who was
with me.
"They think they know it all,”
he replied. "They won’t take the
time and do the hard, slow work
of learning how to draw before
they begin to paint and model.
They want to start with color and
figures. Of course, they won’t get
It struck me that was sound cri
ticism of the approach toward life
of many young people. They’ve
never learned how to work or
what real work_means.
* * *
EDUCATION . . . never ends |
Nobody really counts for much1
in human affairs unless he learns
something new every day, as long
as he lives. One of the best-edu
cated then I know never went to
school after he was ten. He went
to sea as a boy, learned everything
there was to learn about ships and
navigation until he became captain
of a great trans-Atlantic liner. He
found time, also, to master three
Now, in his retirement, he is still
learning. He was at my house a
few nights ago, filled with enthu
siasm over a radio set he had built
limself. A young rado engineer
/ho was present said the old cap
ain knew as much about radio as
ie did.
1 know scores of men who keep
hemselves young and abreast of
he times by trying to learn more
bout things of which they admit
heir ignorance.
* * *
iATISFACTION . . . master
Nobody, I believe, is really satis
ied with life as he faces it until
ind unless he has made himself
naster of hi* own part in the gen
:ral scheme of things. The un
lappy people I have known are
:hiefly those who have never takes
jains to master their own jobs.
"Art is long and life is short,'*
s a tHie old proverb. It takes a
ifetimti to mastet ajSL'ait or crafty
rhe late Daniel ^Sester Frencl|f
ine of the world’s greatest sculp
ors, began work at 80 on a statue
if which he had dreamed for years.
'I have never felt until now that
had learned enough about sculp
ure to express my dream in stone
ust as I dreamed it,” he said to
ne one day in his studio. "Perhaps
:his statue will make my reputa
The sculptor of the great Lin
:oln Memorial in Washington had
he modesty which all great crafts
nen have. He knew there was so
nuch yet to learn, even at 80.
• * *
JLAY . . . essential
There is such a thing as too
nuch devotion to learning. An ex
remely ambitious young man of
erious mind told me not long
igo that he spent all of his spare
:ime in studying. Life was too
hort, he said, to waste any of it
n play.
The other day his father told me
he boy had a nervous breakdown
rom over-study.
If I were to lay down a formula
:or a successful and happy life it
vould, I think, run something like
"Master your work, but don’t
et your work master you. Team
iiour craft as well as you can, but
it the same time learn to plav at
east one game as well as you can,
ind drop your work, mentally as
well as physically, In your play
Don S. Matheson, farm agent of
□range County says farmers of the
:ounty recently purchased 140
:ons of limestone.
PERHAPS YOU know these folks,
» * *
AND MAYBE you do not but if
* * *
YOU WILL do a little guessing,
• * *
YOU WILL have no trouble in
• » »
SPOTTING THEM, for they live
* * *
RIGlHT HERE in Salisbury. "I
£ .* •
* * *
TIME THAT you would never
* * *
PERMIT YOUR wife to drive
* * *
YOUR CAR but I see her out in
* * *
IT EVERY day,” said one man to
* * *
THE OTHER. "I dia say it,” said
* » *
THE FIRST man, "but she over
* * *
* * *
Salisbury, N. C.
October 16
WW On The Stage .
B "Arizona Kid Lee”
V Xrick Roping and
Whip Cracking!!
B On The Screen:
11 'Ride ’Em Cowboy’
::g^^^Flash -Gjordon
V A Millionaire Wich- \
^ I out A Dime in his I
: ^ "Spendthrift” J
::BkWith Henry Fonda /
': Pat Patterson
Spotlight of Death!
'Moonlight Murder’
Chester Morris
On The 'Scrteen:
"Town Scandals”
m 20 People 201
Big Stage Band
On Tjhe Screen:
"A Son Comes
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Mother, most hospitals now
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germs and skin-infection by
rubbing Mennen Antiseptic OU
all over the baby’s body—every
day. This keeps the baby’s
skin smoother, softer, lovelier
and SAFER. So, mother, do as
hospitals do, as doctors recom
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Cleveland, Rt. 2, News
■ ■■ \ i
A revival meeting is being held
this week at the Cool Spring Meth
odist church by the pastor, Rev.
Mrs. J. R. Guffy visited her
mother Sunday afternoon at Oak
Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Steward,
of Statesville, spent Sunday with
relatives here.
Mrs. Jennie Campbell spent Sat
urday night with Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Campbell.
Our community was saddened:
by the death of one of its former;
residents, Mrs. Madge Niblock Wil-j
son, of Washington, D. C., daugh
ter of the late Mr. T. C. Niblock:
and Mrs. Victoria Niblock. Thej
funeral was held at Third Creek \
Presbyterian church near Cleve
land at 3:30 o’clock Tuesday by
the pastor, Rev. E. D. Brown D.
D. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her
husband and two daughters, Mrs.
Marice Winkler of California, and
Miss Madge Wilson of Washing
ton, D. C., her mother, two sisters,
Miss Jamie Niblock of Duke Hos
pital, Durham, Mrs. Pearl Cald
well of Cleveland Route 2, and
two brothers, Mr. Robert Niblock
of Washington, D. C., and Mr. G.
L. Niblock of Cleveland Route 2.
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