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M«n^rrionTilla Ntwi Eil<i>JitKed ia 1894 H*rnri~r%on viile Timet Fitabliihed in 1881 1 . h-'J «-v ry afvmoon except Sunday at 22" Xo.th Ma.n i:-r. i»-r-or.v: !e, N. C., by The 'i ia.- Nc*.- Inc., Owr.tr ar.u Publisher. TELEPHONE 87 Editor J. T. FAIN* C M. OGLE.. Mana?in? Editor | UJuSRY ATKIS City Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES By T> »s-.\£v. - Carrier, ;r. Her.jrrionviiie. or else where, per week 12c By Ma., 'r. Hvrdereonvi.'Ie, p-r year $5.00 T'i-: v. high posta.*- the subscript: r. price rf V.-v Tiaos-Xevs ia Z MS - -: "c Xc. 2 will b. bised en the c s: po *a?e. ai 5 z; C^- Matter a: the Pes: Office j • £C EMBER 19, 1933 BIBLE THOUGHT KEEPING CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS Cnr»»t. " «2 Tim. 2:8). i.*: if n: : Hu :»-? :o?fthtr." i P». 34:3). T • - •' > . • r-fa & th««e line--' *. -* -- :ar i- :r. t':e next few J a ; : asking your! - - -■ - -:.:nca:ice of "* " * -- wt» mijrht j s . t:1: ; j. a zreat im-; :a *f ;i:-- ffered for our - I I REAL FORCES BEHIND OUR MONEY POLICY 3Y BRUCE CATTON) The ^.ran^esT :hir.g about the long argu • - r the aovenuoenfs monetary poi icy is " so many of the irfMR seen: bv ti .'ing to conduct the debate in a vacuum. %. j What we are getting is. in the main, an i. aderr. j discus-ion of the relative values j of money which is anchored rirmly to an! immutable guid ba.-e and money which is I flexible. It is an argument, for the mo>t, part, which might just as well have been held in 192S as n 1933. Most of the time the surging waves of public unrest which make up the back ground of all this argument get ignored entirely. We get plenty of scholarly expo sitions on the way inflation starts and the( things it doe* before it stops, and plenty of historical analyses of v-hat happened ht Germany and Russia, but very little men tion of the way in which recent economic developments have put pressure on our social fabric. A monetary policy doesn't come into be ing in a void. It is the product of innu merable forces. The economic laws in th'j text-books-may be important; so, too, are farmers sunk in debt, home-owners bur dened v.ith mortgages they cannot carry, cities thut stand on the edge of bank ruptcy. All those things produce dissatisfaction with an inflexible currency system. Th's dissatisfaction may be illogical, mistaken and highly unwise; nevertheless, it is the prime factor in the situation, and any at tempt to settle the soundness or unsound ness of our monetary policy is worse than useless if it fails to take it into account. Senator Elmer Thomas of Oklahoma an nounced the other day that three different congressional money groups would com bine to put through a mandatory inflation law this winter, if the dollar should be sta bilized at a devaluation of less than 50 per cent. mat statement is tne tip-ou on me itriu issue of the day. If the administration should adopt 'the course urged by the "sound money" group, it simply would be asking for an explosion. All the inflationary sentiment in Congress —and there is a lot of it, reflecting the sentiment of the people back home—would get up steam to blow the lid off. The chances are very good that it would do so. No matter how cheap the dollar be-< comes, it still will be in great demand. Georgia scientists have increased th«• Vitamin A in eggs by feeding the hens pimento peppers. Now, if the doctors would feed the birds spinach, we'd be glad to eat the eggs. Dr. Julian S. Miller of the Charlotte Ob server observes that thus country should not expect to recover as long as it does nothing about the evil of crooning. Dr. Miller does not say so, but we suppose the reference is to radio crooning, because that is the crooning that appears to be most dif ficult to suppress. Where the irate citizen comes in personal contact with the crooner, the same can be put out of his misery with a crack on the head; but no way has beer devised to kill the radio crooner by wire less. Mayor-elect LaGuardia of New York City has announced the appointment o: Maj.-Gen. John F. O.'Ryan to the position of Police Commissioner of the big city. General O'Rvan is known and remembered in this section of the country as the com mander of the 27th Division of the United States army in the Workl war. This divi sion trained at Camp Wadsworth, near Spartanburg. It was the army division cori pused of Sew York State National Guard troops. General O'Ryan is a lawyer, an independent Democrat in politics, and >s soundly committed to policies of law ar.d order and law enforcement. He should be Mayor LaGuardia's right hand man in giv ing New York City an administration of law enforcement and good government. NEWSPAPERS' OPINIONS 3 STATE ENFORCEMENT Enforcement of the state liquor laws through Ui<? i f the highway patrol is a suggestion that ha.- sent Captain Charles D. Farmer up into the air, so to speak. To undertake liqor enforcement, declares xb - captain, would require an increase of the patrol from its present strength of 07 to at least 500. However, the captain need not become alarmed. At lca-t we hope not. The highway patrol was de signed as a traffic regulation body, enforcing tho laws which govern the highways and not as miscel laneous officers concerned with ferreting out any and a!l crime. If. «f course, in the performance? of his duty a highway officer finds himself in a po sition to enforce any law, he has full authority to do <o. making such arrests as he may deem proper. If. for instance, a load of liquor comes breezing by. he may be expected to put the legal "finger" on it. But North Carolina i- not in the last desirous of -houldering the burden, at this time, of a 500-man highway patrol. The State wants enforcement. It i- going to in sist on curbing the bootlegger. It want- no Chicago conditions in the Tar Heel commonwealth. But t i.- looking to its sheriffs and its citv police forces for action. Cleaning up of the "bottled in bond"' plant over the line in Wake county last week in dicates tht* county and local officials can do some thing. if they will, toward smiting the liquor rac keteer.—Durham Sun. EXPRESSING TRUTH While the spoken or the written word is an im portant medium for expressing truth, it is not the only one nor is it the main one. Of course, it wiil be understood that the medium which expresses truth may also be employed to express untruth. Truth may be expressed through architecture. It is found in the simple, serviceable beauty of the primitive log cabin, in the stately grandeur <.f Greek temples. . . . Truth's opposite was expressed in the lath and plaster monstrositie: that culminat ed in the Queen Anne style of architecture for homes and in the ugly brown-stone front houses that were once considered a symbol of the wealth of those who owned them. . . . Many other mediums for expressing truth might be mentioned, but the greatest of them all is life itself. Since truth and beauty are in reality two names for the same thing, the life that is lived truthfully mu.-t at the same time be beautiful. It is a quality of truth that it rescues much thai is commonplace, even morbid, from gliness and in vests it with a beauty that otherwise would be lacking. More than one crooked body or disfigured face has been so illuminated by the truthful life of the soul inhabiting it that no one has thougn* of the person thus apparently handicapped as b ? ing less thar. beautiful.— Rochester (X. Y.) Demo crat and Chronicle. TEACH TEMPERANCE IN SCHOOLS Californians eventually must decide directly, by their votes, how the sale of intoxicating liquor in California shall be controlled. . . But there is an aspect of the liquor problem in California which should receive careful attention. There are many sincere friend.' and advocate* of temperance who strongly favor state legis'ation makine it compul sory to teach, in all grades of the public school?, the harmful effects of alcoholic liquors and nar cotics upon the human system. The next generation should be won over to tem perate habits throueh the power of reason. Appe.il should be made to the reasoning faculties of Young America of this state. ' It would be well for all the moral forces in th."i state to move vigorously for state legislation mak ing temperance teaching compulsory in the schools. —Pasadena (Calif.) Star-News. LET LIQUOR PAY ITS BILLS The Rev. James K. Shields . . . argues that just as we hold all industry and private persons respon sible for the injury they do others . . . we should hold the liquor traffic responsible for the burden it throws on society. His plan is to create a state welfare fund, supported jointly by liquor manu facturers, distributors, retailers and consumer.:, with which to care for any family made destitute by excessive parental expenditures on alcohol. How far he will get with his idea is something for the future to tell. But. it should provide the Anti-Sa loon League with a talking point in the monlhs to come.—Sunday Call (Newark, N. J.) WHAT WILL BE THE OUTCOME? i It appears that several times as many people have applied for jobs in this county on the C\\ A projects as can get work. It is really surprising to see how many people desire to do this kind of work. Some of the applicants no doubt have no employment but it is evidently quite true that some are willing to ^ive up the work which they know how to do and for which they are fitted, in order I to get on the government payroll. No doubt this sori of thing is going on all over the United States. Oi course many thousands will not get jobs but i others will and the question is how w^ll the gov ernment ever get rid of this army of job holders? — Beaufort News. j LETTERS TO THE EDITOR • — — NOTE—No unsigned com munications are published by The Times-News. All letters must be signed with the real name of the author. No com munications signed with a fic titious name will be published. —EDITOR. I Editor of he Times-News: *T would rather be defeated in | a cause that 1 know will ulti I mately triumph than to rviumph in a cause that I know will ulti mate!'.' be defeated."—Woodrow j Wilson. | "Civilization is a race between [Education and Disaster.''—Mon taigne. "Civilization is a contract be ! tween the great dead, the living and the unborn." — E d in o n d | Burke. Truth wears no mask, seeks no favors, bows*at no shrine and asks no applause."—Lowell. "He who fears no truth need have no fea. of anv lie."'—Brann. j Fourteen year? ago this coming January the lbth amendment came into beinu'. I deplored it then and fought for its repeal or t modification from that day until ■ it was repealed. As joint owner of The Times from !'J20 to I kept the flame of repeal burn ing in the editorial column of the paper when it was regarded as a silly bit of futility. in June. the Literarv Digest took a poll of the Democrat.c chairmen, national, state and county and in its issue of June *i0, D'23, I was written up in that weekly a< the only Democratic chairman any I where in Dixie who was standing I with "Al" Smith on the liquor question. After you took over The Times and consolidated it with The News as The Times News, I stated in your paper that "there is nothing more cer tain in life, death and the vast j forever than the complete repud iation of prohibition in this coun try"—that if it was not repudiat ed" in the course of time, all his-; t -r\ ali great works on govern ment and civil liberty and every result of experience were all un [true. That was such a joke that ! Senator Sheppard, father of the I amendment, said that to repeal it I was just about as possible ^ as it would be for a humming bird to j fly to the polar star with the Washington monument tied to it* tail. Well, the amendment is ! dead and gone in the nation and I it will be killed and abandoned ! in North Carolina, Judge Webb. C)ydn Hoey and Cam Morrison to the contrary notwithstanding and if I could forecast other events with the certainty that attends j this issue 1 would make Jeremiah look like a fourth-rate prophet' before you write 31*40 on your date lines. In r.»:22, when the Fordney-Mc Cumber tariff bill was enacted and in every biennal election, since then I have pointed out in your paper that every work on. political economy that has world wide recognition as having great weight and authority, decried tariffs which were designed to impede the natural flow of trade , as making for the destruction of I agriculture and, upon the princi ples set forth by these authori ties. I predicted that the farming industry in this country would be ruined by that bill and when this ruin had been accomplished we would all be involved in the common ruin, but the industrial freebooters and pirates who dominated the government from Harding to Roosevelt said that the principles governing the pro duction and distribution, sale and exchange, barter and trade, as cnnunciated in these monumental works were obsolete and that un- i der modern conditions we had to , have this form of graft in behalf oi' the few as against the needs | of the manv in order to keep up ; our standard of living*. Well, our| standard of livinjr now is hardly i ud to the menu in the poor | houses of the nation, while those who are responsible for this con-1 dition say that no one knows what is the matter with u.s or what brought on the disease. The truth of the matter is that the i world is starving behind trade barriers in a commercial warfare that we provoked and which has become a siege that no country i : is now willing to lift for fear of ! i inundation when the tariff dykes | are cut. Secretary \N allace *o:u tne j farmers of the west the exact . truth the other day when he de ;clared that we either had to im- 1 port one billion dollars worth of! foreign sroods, per annum, in this j I country or abandon 40 million i acres of farm land now under j I cultivation. The foregoing is simply leading up to this: I heard a group of gentlemen berating the presi dent's program for relief frort the present devastating economi cal collapse and dogmatically pro scribing an infallible way out. | What struck me was the fact j • that these gentlemen did not j 'seem to realize that wo have I I closed an era and that a new j sociology is in process of birth, j .that the old order has nassed <*n-i gone to stay gone. What the nsw order will be no one knows, but , ajrain, there is nothing more cer tain in life, death and the vast : forever than the fact that a sys i tern of economics that decrees that millions of people are with out food because there is too I much bread and meat, hoc and hominy: all but naked because »there is too much cotton, wool, j silk, hemp and rayon to make i clothes from; homeless because there is too much lumber, brick, stone, lime and cement to build i homes and landless because they ' have produced tjo much to be I able to own it, is done and some thing new has to take its place, j No great truth has been sprung upon the world, in ull human his-; tory. which rocks and shatters i the foundations of a long-exist ing and established order or way Lf ,ife has ever been acceded, « has forced its way to ■„,. tl,e inexorable logic of lK^„ When the Scotsman. * tV'e» "« tury the germ °*aiol y of that pla.nte ^ vears it ha^ SUni Sntfl fXB5 ^helmed the old, and substituted • makos steam-Dowered noria » "■ . , for production undreamed »t ■ , any other M* of man. K*er in human profits ha- ^ # ne.v order "either i»' peaceful or vK> T ±lfof- an6 l?r«nT™< into a,-v orde of thin"*. It is to the pasSIlM 01 the old and the adoption ot a, new order of sociology, peac fully and to the ultimate good of; rhe"whole people, that .he • • -. power of the Roosevelt admim. tration is being driven and lfpa • ie, v backed by the great boayl of the people will ultimately nnd a solution of an economic emgma, produced by scientific • ' j r.ological discoveries undreame ( of o'nlv a few years at'o . Sir * Edward Wiggam . m hi» .NEXT AGE OF MAN ^xnts out t the fact that science and Jn%en tion have far outstripped im provements in >:overnments to T era c.tateu ■>. . must a„d in«"»on and .thmus ^. ^oTVnly t'he American Oedipus' nu*t discover a means of di»tn-j i'ution whereby the man who ha,, nothin" to sell but service can Set a fair share of the output ot; thi< niechanical aire, but -he c.: izu-d w rid must find this solution or be overwhelmed by a Frank enstein of its own creation. The capitalistic system as we ha\e known it is done pake no ^ take about that! No system that, enaBles the production of this scientific and mechanical air« be fcorralled in vast reservoirs be vorfd the reach of the masses and under the control of a corr.paia ti'-elv few, clothed in the power of treat wealth, can endure and °t Snow at an end. What is.be insr'sought by trial and error is a new means of distribution aiu. with naticnt and thoughtful re search" and experimentation it will be found without a violent upheaval, but it must be found if we would avoid catastrophic d' '^at* is what the Roosevelt ad ministration is striving for. ties of business depression ha^e come and gone throughout the vears but no such economic col lapse' as this has ever before spread its paralizimr loice o.e the face of the globe since Noah brought his ark to rest on Ararat, Dab-on to the contrary notwith standing. The Roosevelt admin istration is dealing- with a .-itua tion novitas and now de novo. In addition to inheriting a Gor uian knot to loose. it to°k o>ei_ a nation so deeply in debt tha. cannot service it except in one ol three ways. It may repudia.e the debts. it may inflate its cur rency and pay off the obligations with money that has been de preciated in value by legislative or executive fiat, or it mav com promise with its creditors. Re pudiation is unthinkable, There: remains inflation or compromise. Unlimited inflation is economic death. The best solution would be a universal compromise. It wont be done because creditors will not agree .on compromise. There remains, therefore, only some sort of inflation. The Roose velt administration is trying to bring1 the dollar to a point ^here it can be stabilized where its pay in" power will bear some just re- 1 la'ion to the debts at the time the obligations were made so these debts can be paid without repudiation. That is the kernel in all this sound and fury over •sound ' and "bolonev monej. Patience and fortitude, togeth er with a determination to back an administration that is trans parently honest and tremendous ly determined "> try to find a so lut'on of our economic enigma, is, our besi bet and strongest hope.. E. W. EWBANK. 1 Editor The limes-News: I take this means of thanking my hundreds of friends in this city and county and in the other; western counties who nave me strong letters of recommendation i recommendinjr me for the posi tion of deputy marshal for the western district of North Caro lina. I have failed to get this i appointment, but I want to say I that I have not words to express \ mv heart felt appreciation of the j hundreds of fine letters, and had ; I gotten this appointment I as sure you that 1 would have tried hard by the help of God to have proven worthy of your interest! and confidence in me. GLOVER T. ORR. | Editor. The Times-News: Heine: a member of Grove j Street Gospel church I want to' say that I humbly submit to God's i holy will in the taking from our i midst my beloved friend and | brother in Christ. Ii. V. Miller, j He was a devoted Christian gen- ' tie man of the highest type, a J faithful, loyal pastor, a model | husband and father, a good neighbor and citizen. Humanly speaking, my heart was made sail Thursday afternoon ! when I looked upon his casket. I ! know that I will miss him. I will1 miss the smile with which he al-; ways greeted me. I will niss his' wonderful Kognel messages and genuine Rible teaching. I will miss his kind words of Christian advice in the church and on the streets. I humbly pray that God will help me to look beyond his casket and newly made Krave to that blessed resurrection when the dead in Christ .-hall rise first, one of which I am confi dent will be my devoted Chris-] tian friend, R. V. Miller, caught up to meet the Lord in the air and so shall he ever be with the THE SEASON'S GREETINGS 1 Christmas Play Fassifern Event Final YuJetide Affair There Is Successful One of the most enjoyable ama :eur performance-- of the ~ea-<n ;.*a« given last evening in the :hapel by the students of Fa«>l fern School, under the direction »f Mi-? Jane StauiT. dramatic in structor. The auditorium was ilied with parent.- and frienus, nany of whom had come to ac company the young ladies honv vhen .school dismisses today. The play was Kate Douglas1 Wiggins' c la.-.sic, "The Birds' Christmas Canol." The lighting ind scenic effects in charge of Mis.- Minton were especially plea - ng. The parts were well taken. ' Lord. While it grieves my heart to rive up my devoted Christian friend and pastor, 1 am confident ;hat it is far better for him to bej ibsent from the body and at 10me with the Lord. I pray that Sod will comfort his loved ones ind all who mourn his passing. May their thoughts be directed to i :hat blessed dav when there will j je no more sorrow, no more sick ness, no more dying, no more :ears, for God will wipe away all :ears. 1 pray that the passing of ny devoted Christian friend may De used of my loving heavenly Father to turn some <>ne from iarkness into the marvelous light >f our Lord Jesus Christ so when he call comes for them they too nay be able to meet my devoted Christian friend in the beautiful :ity of £od. I want to say that I owe large y my success in the Christian vay for the last seven years to he prayers and thy earnest un hung efforts of my devoted Christian pastor, R. V. Miller, to each me and to get me estab ished in the truth. I know that [ will greatly miss him but 1 shaU ■ee him again some day, over on :hj? other shore in that beautiful :ity of God. GLOVER T. ORR. EDITOR'S NOTE—The above etter is reprinted from Monday's -sue owing to an inadvertent er ror in the original publication. Miss Gladys Pratt played th-a part of <"arol Bird in a truly art'.-tio mannei ; Mi.-- Mary Adams a.- her mother was the personification of grace and charm; Miss Eunice Sit 11- iit!i pnrtraved the .-•tiff ai.<: conventional father with true in sight, while Mi.-? Nancy Richard son played to perfection the pait of th- roving and venial Unc •* •Jack. ' ,M:.-s Ann Putnam as nur-e, ar. 1 Mi - Eleanor Sal-bury a- the stiff butler were well placed. Perhaps the most conspicuous part was taken with great credit by Mi — Kathryn Crye of Hendtrsonville, a- Mrs; Ruggles, who was a Mc Gi ill. The seven little Rupgle-os were well played by Misses Mav * Coxe. Jean Brown, Annie Wilds. Jane Niles, Loretta Bodzr.tr, Mai jorie McLean and Joan Sternberg. May Haul Booze Across N. C., Held RALEIGH, Dec. V>.— (L'Pk— Cargoes of liijuor may be ha ilod through North Carolina with im punity. Attorney General Dennis G. Brummitt ruled yesterday. He stated that 1 <>th the <tate and federal laws forbid the trans portation of liquor in or into this state /or consumption within it-* bovders. He warned officer? r. : to ar rest any person engaged n th bona fide transportation of !1< ior through the state between point • of oiitin and destination withou: the slate. "Evasions of our law may bo expected constantly to occur through the claim* of persons found to b" transporting intoxi cating liquors that their cargoe come within rhe interstate classi fication."' he predicted. FASSJFERN STUDENTS OFF FOR VACATION Fa-dfern School for Girl« be gan the Christmas vacation today. Students were leaving for the-:. homes this morning and afternoon and will return to resume their studies • n January 3. Dr. Joseph R. Sevier, president, annour ;•<! that a number of now student? were expected to enroll in the school after the Christmas holidays. Co mmittee View m TV CnpnjBl 0 Will Report Meg sure Sai factory to President washing? ~ —An r.i■ ■ . * i has occurre: • and lean administra: , po-e<! rev: . - . 3 laws whif •den? «n in-• ! was 1- irm-i! \ ir TIi! e a s • • ai tha* th" , erted pr. but irdivViua: ! viously a-• ward the )>' - ' ' • :t, Secretary thau had -• • • *■ isfactory * would be ren :* tee. Morct'.-ntha • cf th*. propp ed or a ; • hoi; -e way? ar a beirc in : ' j time. H « •; , pVOjiOj'S»> * Iowance* ' r l>e di?car :e.\ This rec cub-conuo:i'. • the openir • 1 taxation - - nr-'.-t-a U.v' It aro'j^t ! -ba member < : United lJr«>- . ■ a iaf^e 'it the Arn-ri : swallow." SCOUTS HONOR COURT STAG (Continue'. c were: Iron** N> . - N it'k (iian; . - Edwin Hins :. * _ Stewart ! Mr. All. " • troops ha<i ir ord in th* been 'ir^nizt,1'.. de ?onvii!<\ ' rapidly, yet v. results. i i'nT ALLEY 001 I GUESS IM F T0U6r» 5"J NO UTILE C fc CAU PUT ME OUT / 'IT I CO'JLD LAND IN A ORE i BIG TREE, THEPE MIGHT ■- BE" SOMETHiNG LEFT J \0 ME/ '