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WONDERS OF THE WORLD. We. are getting so used to great wonders here of late that they don't cause much excitement any more, and some of us just go ahead taking them as a matter of course and not thinking- what they all mean: One of my jobs as editor of The Fool-Killer is to keep you re minded of the fact that all these great new wonders comkig in so fast have a collective MEAN ING. They are not just happen ing in a sort of off-hand, hit or miss way, and liable to stop or go back the other way at any time. No sir! I call your attention to the fact that it is a continually increasing thing continual! forward and never backward; continually greater . and never less. When man first went about on the earth, he walked. A little later he captured a wild horse and rode him barebacked. Then he invented a saddle. Then he invented a cart with wheels and hitched it behind the horse. By and bV the two wheels became four wheels and it was a buggy or wagon. But for long ages the horse was used to draw the vehicle. It was only a few years ago- that the horse was turned out to graze and the buggy began to pull itself. Even we who are yet young can remember the time when there was no such a thing as an automobile. Then it came, and it was clumsy and un dependable. But did it go away? No it staged. And it grew and developed from its clumsy begin ning into the rapidly moving, graceful and almost human thing you see today. It grew in num bers from a scattering one here and there until now nearly ever family has itscar. Do you see any sign of the world going back to Shank's hosses or to the dog-cart? No, indeed. The movement is always in the other direction. The automobile will be further improved until within a few years it will be as far ahead of what it is now as it is now ahead of what it was 20 years ago. It will be run by elec tricity or some power yet to be discovered, and it will be as noiseless as a stolen kiss, and just about as sweet. Take another example the art t)f making bcoks and other read ing matter. For many long cen turies it wa3 the slow process of copying by hand. Then somebody conceived the idea of using mov able type. But the type had to be set by hand (some of it is set that way yet) and the printing had to be done on an old clumsy THE FOOL-KILLER, wooden press. Yet it was a great step forward. After the first real rinting wa3 done with type no body ever thought of going back to the old way of copying books by hand any more. Time went on, and the printing press evo- uted from the clumsy wooden hand press to the great humming cylinder book and magazine press and the marvelous newspaper web press of today. Typesetting machines were invented, and the printing trade has become one of the wonders of the world. Always forward, you see. Al ways a bigger, better and more perfect way of. doing things. n all it Evolution if you want to. The same thing has been true of the development of the rail road train. First a little clattery junk box that went six miles an hour; now a great roaring train of palace cars that can go sixty miles an hour. Take photography, and you have the same story over again. Our grandpaps used to get their beauty struck" on a tin-type, and they had to sit primped up looking like a scared rabbit for about fiv minutes, till they would often take the cramp in their noses and have to holler for help. But today the camera gets you before you have time to wink, and the kodak is every where. The moving picture man can snap you about sixty times in a second. Yes, and that reminds me of the movies there is another wonder of the world. Started off sorter poorly, but soon found its gait and went on towards perfec tion. Now one of the biggest in dustries in the world, and getting bigger. Old satan is now using ittaa large extent, but it will soon be taken out of his hands and used for a better purpose. And the phonograph is the same old story. 1 remember the first ones. You had to put two rubber tubes in your ears, and by close listening you would hear a noise that sounded like a mam my rabbit singing her baby to sleep. Today no person twenty steps away can tell my New Edison from a human voice. The telephone look there a gain. The veiy same story of a small and crude beginning, fol lowed by great development. The latest thing in that line is the radiophone the wireless tel ephone. It is just now beginning to reach the people. In a separate article in this paper 1 am telling you more about the radiophone. Be sure and read it, because i fits right in with the line of thought we are now on. I could mention the flying machine and many other modern BOOMER, N. C. wonders, but there is no use to take up time. The world is full of them, and the history of one is practically the history of all: A small, crude beginning, a slow start, then a speeding up, a gain of momentum, and a great rush onward. The very fact that they have gone a 3 far as they have is proof that ther will go on. No possible chance for them to stop and turn back. The big river never stops and flows back to wards its starting point and becomes a little stream again. Remember that. It will help you to see that this stream of modern wonders MUST flow on and pet still bigger and more wonderful. You can't think of what it will be in the future without realizing that it will be an absolutely dif ferent world. All these great changes in the things that people have to live among and deal with every day must inevitably change the peo ple. Environment makes the man, and race environment makes the race. The people of today who use automobiles, tel ephones and typewriters, read newspapers and go to the movies they have different thoughts from the people who lived in caves and fought wild beasts with clubs. And the different thoughts create different brain cells, and the different brain cells in turn create still more new idea3 and inventions. All of which tends to lead the human race farther and farther away from its old way of living. The secret of it is that the people are being mechanically and mentally equipped fcr the glorious and happy life of the New Age the kingdom of God on earth -whiih is now dawning. It would beoo-big a calamity for the human race toha deprived of the advantage of all these things which it has worked out for itself through long years of struggle. God is not goin to require that such a sacrifice be made. These things will not be lost nor destroyed. They will re main, and others will be added, and they will all be brought to greater perfection. But thereill be one or two exceptions. We can all see that the science of GOVERNMENT is not making the rapid stria es of improvement that all the other sciences are making. Neither is present day RELIGION making the progress toward enlighten ment that it ought to make. This is because the present sys terns of government and church organizations will NOT be pre served and carried over into the New Age. They have served their purpose and will be destroy MAR., 1922 ed or changed so as to not be the same No use to improve th things that are not to be carried over. See? Js it a surprising thought to you th at people will use automobiles and telephones in paradise? Do you find it difficult to realize that printing presses and cotton mills wilf operate in the kingdom of God? Well, they will, anyhow. And if you are expecting to be- a citizen of that wonderful king dom you just as well be getting; used to such thoughts. "CO-OPERATIVE MARKET ING." It just beats the very, Olot Scratch what a fuss the farmers are making here in the South about "Co-operative Market ing," The cotton and backer fanners have organized and 'signed up" and all agreed to a plan of "co-operative markets ing" which they say will cut out the middlemen and speculators, and save the growers manv mil lions of dollars. And that's all rierht.. It is a. mighty good thing, and they ought to have done it a lone: time aero. But the thfner that crets my goat is why these same cotton and backer farmers will have a jeeminy fit and want to bite" your head off if you say any thing about Socialism. If tfiey have got the sense of a three- legged louse they know that. their scheme of co-operative marketing is nothing" else but- practical Socialism applied to their own business. And if it. is good for one kind of business,, why wouldn't it be good for oth er kinds of business ? Their idea seems to be that they must have the Advantage of co-operation themselves, 4ut. they don't want other workers to have it. They want to ride,. but they want everybody else to. walk. Now I could have a little more sympathy for these "oppressed farmers" jf they would be will ing to open the doors and let all kinds of labor come in on the co-operative basis. But they won't do it. If you want to make a "co operative farmer' 'have a fit,. just tell him that he is practic ing Socialism. It wont take him more than. two seconds to snap your head off and run with it. BLUETS and BUTTERCUPS . This little becij ox poexau was writ 'en by the wife of James Larkia ?earson, editor of The Fool-Killer, fhe book contains about 20 poems, 6 w written in the author's girlhood lays, but most of them in later life t is neatly printed, and has a pis are of the author. I will send yea ne postpaid for 2.5 cents, and I wilS Am throw in for good measure aa ther little book entitled "An Auto ?iographical Sketch of James Larkis 'earson," giving a complete history .1 Th Fool-Killer and its editor lira. Cora Wallace Pearson, Boomer, ft. C.