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FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1933
"MORE ABUNDANTLY" is the phrase that
characterizes the dealings of Jeous Christ with peo
ple. A man wants life. "I am come," says Jesus,
"that they might have life, and that they might
have it more abundantly." (John 10:10).—Wade
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So let us grow up into Christ,
Claiming His life and its powers,—
The triumphs of grace in the heavenly place
That oar conquering Lord has made ours.
—Annie Johnson Flint.
PULLING DOWN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL!
Directors of the Chamber of Commerce,
meeting Thursday evening, went on record
in opposition to the abolition of all special
school districts in North Carolina. Secre
tary Hollowell was instructed to wire Sen
ator J. O. Bell and inform him of the ac
tion of the committee.
In the discussion of the matter in the
directors' meeting it was stated that there
is a strong movement in the Legislature to
inaugurate a State-wide six months school
term and abolish all special districts. There!
is also a movement to make the State-wide |
term, eight months, and it is understood
here that it is the plan of the advocates of |
the eight months term to abolish the spe
The directors of the Chamber of Com-j
merce opposed the proposition to abolish
the special districts, taking the position
that whether the State-wide school term is
six or eight months, towns and cities and
either special districts desiring a longer
school year should be permitted to have it, I
provided the additional money necessary
for the longer term is raised in the district,
which is the case as the law stands atj
Discussing the matter, Thos. H. Franks,
attorney, formerly a school teacher ofj
many years* experience in some of the
State's leading public schools, expressedj
the opinion that if the State-wide school
term is made eight months and the special
districts are abolished, causing Henderson
ville's school year to be reduced from nine
to eight months, great injury will be done
the school system .and the general inter
ests of this community.
If the school term is made six months
and three months are cut from the Hender
sonville school term, Mr. Franks believes
the local school system will be wrecked.,
He pointed out the fact that Henderson
• ville built up one of the best public school
systems in the State; that it was one of
the chief assets of this place; that people
came to Hendersonville to live in order to
- secure the advantages offered by the
schools; that the local system has already
been materially damaged by reduction in
the teaching force, by salary reductions
and by other so-called economies. Mr.
Franks did not contend for impossible
school appropriations and the expenditure
of more money than can possibly be raised
for schools; but believes that a nine months
school term should be maintained in Hen
dersonville and that the people of this city
should be permitted to tax themselves for
this purpose if they so desire.
The directors of the Chamber of Com
merce were in agreement with the views of
Mr. Franks; and The Times-News desires
to go on record as endorsing the action of
^ the directors.
The problem of financing the State-wide
• school term is up to the Legislature. The
• Times-News has not sought to influence
Senajofr Bell or Representative Ray in this
matter. The Legislature must determine
■whether the school term is to be six or
eight months, and must find the money to
maintain the schools. This newspaper be
lieves tire school term should not be less
than eight months and that the Legislature
a can find the money to pay for eight months
•3 schoolfik That is the problem of the Legis
> lature. The Times-News believes, how
• ;ever, that centralization and State control
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have gone far enough in North Carolina;
and this newspaper believes that a small
vestige of local self-government should be
left to the people.
If the people of Hendersonville want to
maintain and pay for an extra month, or
months, of schools, to maintain a system
which has been built up by years of effort
and the expenditure of a large sum of
money, The Times-News believes they
should have that privilege. And all the
other special districts of the State should
have the same privilege.
The average salary of school teachers ir.
North Carolina is approximately one-half
the average salary of all the other em
ployes of the State. The economy program,
which The Times-News grants is necessary
and which this newspaper approves, should
take into consideration the fact that the
State buys more man and woman power,
more personal service, more efficient serv
ice, for the money paid to the school teach
ers than for any other appropriation made
for State expenses.
The height of something-or-other, so far
as we can judge, is contained in the case
of that Chicago man who was arrested for
cashing a bad check during the bank holi
A Stockon, Calif., family owns a rooster
with four legs, and thus will have two ex
tra drumsticks for Sunday dinner. Can it
be that this inflation movement has spread
to the barnyard, too?
If the government goes through with its
plan to require everybody to turn in their
gold, it's certainly going to be pretty tough
on the fellow who has a couple of gold
Most people weigh more in winter than
in summer, say doctors. Perhaps it's be
cause so many of them have heavy colds.
1 NEWSPAPERS' OPINIONS j
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HOW MANY PRESIDENTS?
Argument as to the number of our presidents
has raged, politely but firmly, ever since Grover
Cleveland crossed up the count by holding the of
fice for two non-successive terms. As a result of
this unorthodox distribution of terms, the great and
erring marjority has been referring to Mr. Hoovor
as the thirty-first president, instead of the thirti
eth. Thus, it is assumed that Cleveland is to be
counted as two men, while Washington, Jefferson
and nine others who served more than one term
arc to go down in history as single individuals be-)
cause they succeeded themselves. The arithmetical j
illiterates refuse*' to heed the reasoning of the few
clear-eyed seekers of truth, that we could count
either the number of terms or the number of in
dividuals, but scarcely a combination of both, and|
that Cleveland could not be both the twenty-second
and twenty-fourth presidents, for he was the same
president each time.
Now, truth has triumphed, and Franklin T).
Roosevelt has been inaugurated in his rightful or
der, as thirty-first instead of thirty-second presi
dent. Official verification was given by Robert
Woolley, chairman of the Inaugural Medal commit
tee, who ordered a gold medallion with the correct
figure on it. Mr. Woolley for routing the forces of
error, deserves a bit of a medal himself.—The St.
Louis Post-Dispatch, * .
ONLY ONE PLACE TO CUT
When complaint is made about the high school
costs m North Carolina, there, can be but one in
terpretation if the critic is informed, and that is
that reference is made to the salaries of teachers.
Instructional cost is the major expense in the
institution of public schools.
And when we get down closely to examine where
in this paramount item of expenditure can be doc
tored up and brought around to a more reasonable
level, it is at once discovered that the school teacn
er in North Carolina, on a relative basis at least, is
fearfully underpaid rather than overpaid.
The average salary being paid school teachers in
North Carolina is $847.60, whereas the average
salary of other public employes in North Carolina
Is it reasonable to assume that the school teach.
1 ers of this state feel like sitting stupidly and si
lently by while a reduction in their low salary is
contemplated, so long as other employes in public
service average already twice as much they are
North Carolina must be faif about this matter,
look at it intelligently and analyze the issue in the
j laboratory of simple, common sense and justice.—
I Charlotte Observer.
MOVE IT DAY
Now that a lot of cash is ready to hand for
those who had theirs in the banks and that opening
of the banks makes those who had some tucked
away feel more free with it—r
Let's get some of this money moving around.
Start a $5 bill passing from hand to hand and
within a few hours it will have taken care of $50
of business and more.
Pay a $10 bill on some owing, whether for wojk
done or debt or on some purchase, and inside of a
couple of days if folks keep that bill moving it
will work off a couple of hundred dollars of debts.
Pay out some of the coins you have, or that you
receive from someone else, keep them rolling, and
the total of all they do In a week can be amazing.
"A new deal" in money calls for moving money
The more we keep it moving, and the more
money we keep moving, the more we will all profit.
—Goldsboro News-Argus. *
Dealing With Both Hands
Last week you pave us a fine
notice of our meeting at Fruit
land which was held last Sunday
afternoon, and these are the ex
act words contained in a letter
I received from one of our Bap
tist pastors today.
"I write to congratulate you
on your splendid work in gather
ing the Sunday schools of the
Carolina association together.
That was a fine meeting we had.
I am looking forward to the
Sunday school revival and en
largement campaign this July,
because 1 never had anything to
do me more good This Sunday
school revival and enlargement
came nearer to being ice cream
and cake served free than any
other piece of religious work I
have ever known." ' , y
I feel so grateful to you for
your fine help that I am asking
you to publish the above con
cerning the meeting. It was a
great meeting. Sixteen churches
were represented by over 200
delegates. Thirteen ministers and
II Sunday school superintend
ents. Outside of Fruitland, the
largest attendance was from
Horse Shoe with 20 including
both pastor and superintendent.
Next was Hendersonville with IS,
and then came Bear Wallow
with 1 (5 including the pastor,
and the next large delegation
was from Fletcher with 14 in
cluding both the pastor and su
JAMES L. BROWN.
Of Hope j
By MRS. WALTER GROCE
"Oh, what is so rare as a dayi
Then, if ever, come perfect
Then heaven tries the earth if it
be in tune,
And o'er it softly her wanr>
Ami whether we look, or whetner
We hear life murmur, or see
Every clod feels a stir of might,
An instinct within it that
reaches and t.owers:
And groping blindly around it
Climbs to a soul in tree or
Speaking about rare days and
flowers, did you ever see a land
where there are so many rar?
days, not only in June but
throughout the whole ear? One
of our most rare days came in
February with the thermometer
almost down to zero, the grounds
covered with ice, long icicles
hanging as fringe arcund the
eaves of the houses, a perfectly
cloudless sky over head, and' a
brilliant sun causing every ice
encased twig and blade of grass
to sparkle with light, and scintil
late colors like a sea of jewels.
By gazing out of your window
you could catch a faint idea of
what the "Land of the Blessed'"
will look like, with its streets of
gold, its walls of jasper, and its
gates of pearls.
Please memorize the above
verse of poetry, then repeat it
every day as you work around
in your flower garden this'
spring. Watch the little clods
of earth as they feel that stir of
might, and see the tiny shoots
that push up "blindly groping"
for light so as to climb to a
soul in tree or flower. Find
poetry in your flowers and find
flowers in your poetry—this
makes like one long sweet
dream. Pin Portia's speech, and
Kipling's," "If," up over your
sink and commit them, to mem
ory while you tidy up your
dishes, ami by next winter have
| Whittier's "Snowbound" memor-'
jized and you will just love the!
| snow instead of fretting. I»ut
we were talking about flowers.
Get out all those extra seed that
last summer's abundant flower,
blooms gave, decide where you |
wish to plant them, then go out
and get the beds well spaded up,
mulched with rich dirt, and
I ready for planting. We think'
the judges of the lteautification i
Contest made such a fine deui-l
sion when the banner of first'
prize was given to Mr R. S.
Crossadale of the Florida Fruit J
Store. His little plot just
bloomed and bloomed all sum
mer. It was a pleasure to go
by that way. Then the plot in
front of the lilue Bird Ice Cream j
Store at the corner of Secondi
Avenue and Main planted and j
attended to by Messrs Carsyj <
and Harding was very attractive. |
It furnished plenty of blooms
but not as much variety in
plants as the first mentioned.
There were a number of other
Main street tree plots that were
well kept and real pretty also.
Let's make Main street beautiful
for next summer. 1
Now is the time to severely
prune and fertilize your Crepe
Myrtle. Please, every body, that
can remember his grand mother,
plant a Crepe Myrtle (lagis
trina). Set them on the warm
south side and in-otcct them
through the first two or three
winter seasons by wrapping
crocus sacks around them. Ther^
is a white, a pale pink, a water
melon pink, and a lovely laven
der. They are so attractive
One lady who knows say*? this
is the time to plant the seed
froiji that gay little Jerusalem
cherry you got. for a Chris'.mas,
present. When the plants are
large enough set them out doors
in partial shade, and keep damp,
then in the fall put in pots in
doors and there you have a
Christmas present ready to pass
along: to fome one else. This
could he your reciprocity plant
Now some day when your soul
and mind needs refreshing get
in your car and drive slowly out
that Mills River road and look
over those lovely valleys stir
rounded by dark blue moun
tains Notice h o w gracefully
the farmers till the soil. You
see no haphazard breaking u;i
of land, nor do you hear any
scolding at horses. Every fur
row is laid off straight, and
every task for that day's wor!<
very symmetrical. The plov;
with its well guided hand even
ly turns up the rich dark loaoi
good earth—that is cherished hy
its owner.' No wonder Millet
chose a sweet, peaceful setting
like this as a subject for some
of his most famous pictures.
PISGAH COTTON MILL
RUNNING FULL TIME
liFEVARD, March 17 (Spe
cial)—Pisgah Cotton Mills arc
fjoing full time with a day and
night, shift, giving employment
to ninety workers.
Orders have been received by
the local concern, according to
W M. Sherard, manager, which
will insure operations for at
least sixty days. Mr. Sherard is
of the opinion that conditions in
the textile field are gradually
showing improvement and that
his concerns here and at Green
Kiver will be able to operate in
BEHIND THE SCENES IN
WITH RODNEY DUTCHER
!5Y J^ODM'iY DU'lCNWi
XE.V Scr> Icr WrJt«-r
■"'■•pyriyht. 1!I33, NEA h'crvicc, Inc.)
WASHINGTON.—A happy war
' rirtr is in the White House at
last, able to grin as lie grapples
with the greatest of national emer
The surge of hope and satisfac
tion which swept the country as J
President Roosevelt took prompt j
action in the hanking crisis has j
been accompanied in the capital1
city bv an enthusiastic reaction to
his vigorous, cheerful and friendly
The newspaper men of "Washing
ton—through whom Roosevelt i
must inform a hundred million
anxious citizens—have had their
first contact with the president'
since he began his task at a re
markable press conference in which
he figuratively took the American
people on his- lap and talked to
them. Days oi grinding' work, vital
decisions, innumerable conferences
and as much thought and worry as
comes to a public man had made no
chance in the jovial, keen-minded,
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6iT WANT to make this an en
1 urged family gathering," he:
told 130 correspondents, explaining
hew he wanted his press confer
ence to operate. He welcomed a 1
nipid fire of questions and re
sponded freely, in what probably J
was the frankest, most open presi
dential press conference ever held
at the White House. Calvin Cool
idge used the famous "White1
House spokesman" and both he and
Hoover insisted on written ques
tions only There'd 1k» no more
written questions, Roosevejt said*
He captured the press without
a struggle. Almost beside them-:
selves with joy, the reporters:
nudged each other in approval. !
Every one of them felt great in- j
timaev. They laughed with liitn j
and he laughed with them—deep,,
hearty presidential laughs such as j
none remembered ever hearing
from that chair before.
"I'm glad to see you all here." '
says Roosevelt in his resonant.!
I nearty voice. "1'vo been toM it
wasn't possible, but I see no reason
why wc can't do it as we did it in
Albany and make this an enlarged
"There will be a lot of questions
I won't answer. Some because I
won't know and some others, for a
variety of reasons, that I just can't
answer. But I will try to answer
as many as I can."
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TTE classified his future prrsd*
utterances: 1. "Background
stuff," which news writers might
use without attributing it to the
White House. 2. "Off the record
material, which he didn't want re
peated outside. 3. Direct state
ments which might bo quoted,
which would be mimeographed
and distributed among the report
"Now," said Roosevelt with a big
grin after explaining, "I don't be
lieve I have any news for you."
.'Everybody laughed at that. This
was Roosevelt's lirst report on the
exciting, crowded tirst four days of
his administration—the lirst real
Then he wont on to answer ques
tions for half an hour with "back
ground" and "off the record" stuff.
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OOMETIMES they pressed him
^ hard. Al»out his conception of
sound money, for instance. He
didn't want to go into that, but no
correspondent who was there
thinks that this government in this
administration will ever print ••
dollar to pay its bills.
Roosevelt likes to grab the ques
tioning and ask himself things. Ho
was surprised — to everybody's
merriment—that no one had asked
him whether we were on or off the
gold standard. Well, were we? His
words may not be printed, but he
did give the follows a reference
which they might look up if they
wanted to get his ideas on that.
Complete informality persisted
He called some of the correspond
ents by their nicknames. Often he
said "I don't know" with complete
frankness. Every man asked any
question he wanted to get off his
THOUGHTS OF I
By Ike Walton, Redivivnt
Harry Byrd has at last reach
ed a place where he is badly
needed. The man who got Vir
ginia out of debt and kept her
out who made "pay-as-you-go"
do more for the Old Dominion (
than "borrow-and-renew" h a s |
done fQr the rest of us, is;
where he can now try his hand
on Uncle Sam, near-bankri'pt. |
One of the best facts, among
many other good ones, about
Senator Byrd's career, has been
that he made his private for
tune, just a.s he built up Virginia
—by soundly productive .indus
try He is the Henry Ford of
apples. He was a producer from,
boyhood. He did not sell apple
fitock; he planted the trees,!
pruned and sprayed them, made,
his orchards the pride of the!
Valley, his apples the pride of
the world's markets, until they
crowned him king of the or
chard. He proved that in the
days of hectic finance there is
still room for the old-fashioned
way of making money by hard
work. Common-sense, by mix
ing elbow grease with brains.
The Virginians asked him to do
for the state what he had done
for Harry. He did it. Now he
goes to the senate where he can
preach the gospel of honest work
to a national audience.
Senator Byrd has proved that
honesty can still make a for
tune. Young men ought to
study his career, they are tempt
ed to say that the days of op
portunity are closing. But it
is stiU true that th<j
factor, is. .the biggest, .titjjl
the problem. Here anil*!
there arc young men fJl
the battle of an humble a
ning with faith and rjl
Watch them. They are tj®
we are going to need,
er .fortune days may not J
tTrely over, for i *
and the gambler wo aUav.
with us; but the country w
ing out nov. for solid nK.n.'
whose asset* weiph ,,j
ounces to the ix.unil vj
men will <1<. well to stadrfl
tor Byrd. He will sit bt*i£l
great wealthy philanthrt) 1
humanitarian, Senator cjJI
who helped lleniy Kcr< |
"model T,M and beside . y
who built th<- tunnel?, and VJ
ris, who means to s*.t iijlj
Shoals at v»rk and Glaai
has been fighting for tJ|
banks, and Smith, the fne^l
the farmers. May he hei»|
out of the ditch
City Primary k
I5RKVARD, March l; |S|
ciul)—Tuesday, May 2. h< 3
1 set as date of the mur.iiiini w
mary for nomination of ^*1
land* board of aldermen,i^'I
Fred Miller designated g
ter, who will open the
Saturday of this week.
•' n ""fc,
^o annoncomont U j
ide by th0 present officii?]
j to their entering the f,v;d 1
vn.rilnot T» - I . .. 'U
re-election. Ralnh ff 'pi
Jr., is mayor with r>/ f
worth. Frank I). Clement. T
Galloway, S. M. Jlacfo Jt
!Liam i r W?lIis comP^
I board of aldermen.
(READ THE STORY, THEN COLOR Tilt I'lCimj
rlJE honey bees were working
fast. ""Gee, how long will I hat
iomy hist that's coining from Hint
lovely flower?" asked Duncy. with
"It seems you've tilled up hods
galore. I wouldn't think tlu re d be
much more." A little heo then said,
"We'll use a new flower, after
Tire hunch then heard the tall
llower shout, "I've given nil my
honey "out. You'll have to find the
new llower right away. I've done
And so the wee bees looked
around. Soon Coppy cried, "iley, I
have found the very llower you're
looking for. It's swaying in. the
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rPHE blossom he was speaking of
exclaimed, "Oh my! I'd really
love to fill your hods with honey.
All you bees form in a line."
And so more horts were shortly
filled and not a sin?!" drop was
spilled. Soon all ?h<j lu»ds were full
and .Mister Bumblebee said, "Fine!"
"It's time to tr.iv.-i :o ino im»
Let's liurry now. >•< we'll arr.v.
lx»fon; the day drill* in'o nivh'
The work must nil lr* (W."
"Can we po with Wind
said. Tile 1>»<• i • jiii'«I. "Sur;
Come ahead! Ynu !;»»!- wat<
us store the honey. 'j ujli k b
V U *
rpilJ0 hive was quiti- a >i;ht l
A sec. Said happy S">uiy. "flo#
ecss nic, I've never : oca so lit?
Jiive. J low do the ?et in?
"We use a ladder.'' -aid one In
"as you will very >h»rtlv »e. I
soon as it is put in itoee. unj<*
ins: will begin."
The Tiiii^s promptly l"«fa
around and found il"1 Mfat (
the ground. I? diiln't jIkmI*
to prop it up acainst the
Then came a Ioiir paradental
They climl>ed up to 'he hiw*
ease. The honey in flirir hod*«
quickly poured out "ii ''' 'rJf
fCopyrl^ht. I!': NKA "
I s'nhworni in t he r«<
(The T»«H,yi i»<<t •' ^
- THIS CURIOUS WORLD 4
IS" THE HcAVlESf
C 1933 k-r
DW/ID ahdJGOLM *
THAT HAD BEEN TH^
INTO THE CAGE 0*
DECIDED MOT TO 08 J*
WITHOUT PUTTIE IT*
IT 5PRANG AT THE GIANT ^
SNAKE AND SANK IT5 TEETH
INTO THE SNAKE'S NECK-TWE SMAKE
COILED ABOUT THE PIS AND
BEGAN CRUSHING, &UT THE
PIG HELO ON.
B?^then the 0
/the P6 HAD DIED TO®
■■* . kopi!
great fKi'KK was one or the largest pyinuiw ^th
captivity, and was a very valuable specimen. His (i" ,'end"
by the pip intended for his dinner, was a most U,|U!" f"
this kins of snakes. Other small animals, when ^ ^
Peter's cape, became paralyzed with fear at the verv M
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