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The Newspaper and Town Booming v (Address Delivered by J. F. Hurley, Editor of the Sal isbury Post, before the North Carolina Press As sociation at Montreat July .) When our president asked me to write an article on "Newspapers and Town Booming," I agreed to do so, but with certain mental reservation thinking that I would make a change in the caption substituting some word of equal "force and better gen eral reputation for booming. floom naturally suggests brass bands, flaming posters, fussy auctioneers and busy real estate men, booming the town in order to boom the real estate alas sometimes this is the whole sum of our town boom ing. Also, we are justified in disliking the word on account of its kinship to that little European explosive "bomb' now doing double duty for boom, like its cousin Bomb is a dangerous and incendiary explosive liable to kill and cripple non-combatants as well as belligerents. By boom we mean boost, support, encourage our town and our county In all things that add to the health and happiness of our fellow man to increase the moral and material worth of the community. The newspaper must do these things. More than that It must intelligently lead; for a news paper that is not capable of leader- of our boosting neighbors our hob bies and give cheerfully and liberally of our space. Lend your ear to the man who has something good to offer his town. Advocate the things that stand for moral and material devel opment. Don't be afraid of 'giving away to space. Give your space away in large measure, provided, al ways, that you give it for things tnat count for good- Do not be afraid of losing at the box office. Advertis ers like to pay their money for space in a live paper that stands for some thing. Your local merchants will in crease their space as you increase tpnrhers. httr ?nlnriA5s Vpftr pnuin your efficiency v,ao I You must draw the line, however. Vt T . . c. , . Send the man with a selfish motive to Have you a Farm Life School on zr V . o . . , . , . . the advertising manager, your county? A night school? A c iwwt with Tinitv county commencement? T h lot it H rommbered M- . m r vfcj w-. 2 SlWIRGiE 01 THE MI c Program. Mapped Out To Adequately Fit The For Defense n- Washington. D. C, July ? Atlantic fleet's summer progra nounced today, will keu tiu . v, : . .a 1 1 - . - Are vour school buildine and 11 ; i --uiiiiar squaur... ,r,t erounds used as communitv centers , -i" "wanue muai . - destroyer and submarine v- . 1 " grounds used as community centers, dignified manner, in such way as be- busied wlth active exercises f,n or are the doors locked and the cob- comes a paper of force and character, scale until the I fr V " ' ir"e webs erowiner over the walls and -T u .AncflraHr0 f03,1? until the fleet war gam. s. . nfirnKR thp naut.umi ....v. temper 19 to 30, without goirm l. across the door.' re ne(i never be offensive, coarse. panama Canal Th hntti If you are booming your schools rude or vulgar. Our boosting should ofTthe New Engfar u col 7 you are booming your town. If you be earnest and timely; never untrue jSranAuL and h'n : are not you are dead to a vital issue, or overdrawn. We can be enthusias- There will be ocV'omV " booming must be honest and sub- win be under overh:4u,in ; ; ' stantial never ridiculous. We must tn j , . - 1 J always be fair, unbiased and utterly aeed in ton.;dn ' , -oui usmas aAu no it -qsgiasun f?? in J?? l?4 a,lu tra" Boom Public Health. Here is another number to add to your town booming program. The Public Health. t - What do vou do with the bulletins I, -J.- the officers and crews. l wi A j HVeS, Utl5"l"5 CHUB JVVJ. puyn. rph hattlhin V1"1 ua cv, Mr. Editor, did you every try a . vr V1 7C,;: ' V , ' l ! ' nope iney ao not go to ine big boost for some local cause? Did V fn-ZnrK r w - "'J 11 !'rlfl sket. The health program is Pv,rv ,t nn n fMt,,rP boosting d.lYlslon.sA Wlth the Wy-nn.n as i. aay v l waste basket indeed important. this opportunity to boom our town. program is vnn PVrv nut nn a feature boosting We can not lose I 11 t,nt wnniH mnko "P. will De engagea irom J ilv the reader sit up and open his eyes? "6"? i!.'1" t0.r.?.el0 ,.E It can be done orderly and ing operations, sub-calibre dril- iaj. f!nn ivp hnnst n tnwn full nf fli 1 rr, Of fever? A town whose sanitary pfTectivelv. If vou have a countv fair , nai. exercises and fleet man. condition is uninviting, dangerous? give your entire first page to it for darioust points aIn& the .New May be you can I am not going to an issue or two. Make it dignified a?,o? ,n o i leave this great issue out. and true, but the biggest thing you aJtgsl' "Ptember 1-, What are the health conditions of ever did. Boost unstintedly. Do not semtnern arm grounds. outMti.- your town? The well informed town be small or parsimonious. Let the ' "auK-ni ' boomer must know. Have you a de- printers ink flow liberally. Nothing tfi?. ry r?d exper;n;, i.t..l , .. . r . . . , ,. ii. . v. i j tarsret nractice. Thpv wi t-.. . . .- . . . . . . . panment wortn wnne, or merely a I is ever lost in ooosung uie puuuc a.nu . i v, ' ship is not going to get very far in Jolltlcal makeshift? Here is fine work semi-public events which go to add oal and stores at Hampt-n booming its town. Our boosting paper Lpnr t. a Mrn . ntn?BMf Ju!I tn tbo nrnsneritv. the moral devel- over-haul machinery and th.-ir of- really wants to serve his community opment of your community. Be live- "cere 11 hae conferences ,,;;,:. fTL A . A X- i '11 , iiie uesiroyer iioiina will i must be a leader. As a leader it must have a program and never for a day must It neglect the issues embodied in that program. Paper Musi Have Force. I insist that a newspaper to be reckoned worth while as a town boomer must be a paper of force and character. If it lack these it lack all. The editor must be a man. One who counts in the community. One who is respected. He must be a man of vision. He must be willing to work ViAnltVi cnnrlitinns- Rpf what vrm ran I appreciated. j a s t- I Th a nowsnanpr thpn that u'finl H not be afraid to speak out. Pull the ooom its town must oe nr.. 01 aii a - 2g m Tario s tnotirai -ce -i ix it. i a. nPwsTinnpr. live, wide-a-wake. self- I AUhUhl 5 in various tactical .!- cises. From August 29 to Sept,. i,,j,,.f 18 on the southern drill grounds, u a flotilla will have elementary uv t I : ui. .3 . . . avoum isnui it uoii'BUTuijaiaD pub witu renuezvous at iiar.p!. i go 1 Roads. into a booming program for any news- capabie of leadership. The submarine flotilla will be nv. r- paper, for any town. But these are muiu io Q riD-r.tnsn hauled until Julv 31. then have r J. A X lkJ VA T JL. A V A V .A k X -V UlJilVlJU I ni nff ami lt tVio iirv,t nnhHHhr newspaper, live, wide-a-wake, in there may be an odor, but there respecting; of energy and character. ni nrt tr.ciic Its editor must be a man of earnest- rrv, v, v,i ness, of vision, of faith, character J. VAIUl Vilf L11U OVUUVl v V.11C UUHU I JMtf-vT health three great numbers to and sacrifice, counting all things lost uo ali by me??: J am .gPin to and the newspaper must join forces Pedo firing and training of perM.r--i. In the common good unselfishly de- ref!r ut, consider im- with every agency for good in the The auxiliary squardron until .vi- voted to community service. He must 52' S &t the nsk community. SJist 28 will practice off th N .v be persistent, and desperately in ear nest. He must believe in himself in his paper, his life mission, his state and county and his own people. He must retain his erthusiasm for his town and his work, otherwise his ideals will go to wreck and his, boost ing become as "sounding brass." This brings us to the town we are to boom. What town? Any North Carolina town will do. It may not ,,v- .1 . l, 11 111 Ul HI Vill Ullllit 1 11 TTT i. 1 - it is located right and that counts for I L-::111 a great deal. Town Must He Prepared. The town must be prepared for its booming. It must be made ready. Unless it is the people who know it best the home man will not believe in it, and if he does not, how are we to interest the outsider? If the people of the town do not believe in it possess the "boosting spirit," better not start anything. Saw wood and collect your subscription. Conditions must be right. The pa per must have its people with it. It must have support, otherwise the booming will not amount to a thing. I-ike a doctor we must know the patient. This means that the editor must P!H MOuy snui 'piau siq stjau-bd town. He must understand local con ditions and he must have the courage -ttti! f 1. , ue no mans lacxy Doy, out every 1 "s" c-uasi. r rum vugusi i what is your policy towards thelrr,o' ?th viIti in o-rri rxy-ua SeDtember 18 it will be on the s. u?1- local administration? Have you a Stop turning the grind stone for era drill grounds, engaged in eleu policy? I do not hesitate to say that the selfish interest, but in God's tary target practice. It will be . !i I believe the local paper ought to name find a place in the community the remainder of the fleet in the v ar have a well defined policy toward the and fill it. - game. The cruiser squadron will ha local administration regardless of stop pulling political chestnuts out target practice on the southern d; ,il party. A newspaper to be effective, of the fire for other folks, but be grounds as opportunity presents niir get results as a town boomer, - must alive to the call of earnest and un- doing patrol duty in various plae.-i have standing with the powers that selfish men who have a service to I and target practice at Ouantanan, be. I believe that we must work with 1 render. the tools in hand. We cannot await i Editor' Must Be Democratic Be accessible, democratic. Listen perfect administration. If we are J to the people but not to your un complainers, fault finders, carpers, we 1 doing. Iearn from the people; in- become a nuisance. For these reasons I terpret their nopes and their desires SOLDIER GIVEN MEDAL. Dived Into Icy Water and Sawd .V gross From Drowning. Washington, D. C, July 3.--S.rc it is advisable that the local paper I Be honest with the high and the low, j tary of the Treasury McAdoo : .day -o una uonBJsmiuipB iaoi aqi pun tne ricn ana me poor, ana let your awarueu a, suver meaai 01 nen.a gether in a harmonious manner. Do booming be fair and honest. Private Wm. E. Donald, Thirty : not misunderstand me. 1 have 110 Mr. Editor, your town needs you, Company Coast Artillery Corj.s. respect for a naoer that stands readv or it needs a better man. Your town recognition of his gallant coral ui to defend everything to stand in 1 J needs your paper, or it needs a better j rescuing a negro woman from .In-vr. do not mean an onran. nraiKinr" nl- paper. ing at Fort Caswell, N. C, Den ial , r Tvavs una rnnripmniiKr -ntv,iT Booming is your bounden duty. It 7th last. The negress, who was t - " v I -V 1 V, :-1 in n must be careful always to, stand free is a moral obligation. and independent on essentials. What needs you, your boosting force North and was being rapidly carried I mean is that the paper can find Carolina needs you and is calling you the tide when Donald dived ,o,r v,ij . Your State is facing the greatest board in darkness into icy wax period' ofher dSL l lo cal community is. The need of intel- brought her to shore. He wa hausted by the struggle- ing, influencing for the public good 1 ,'V -s-- tuu. 10 ligent booming was never so pressing, like being an ambassador ot the peo- TSA lnc?ll romTniinitv hjia -Km tn pie at the official cabinet. It needs look to the local paper for wise -and the first hand, authentic information intelligent leadership and it needs to use its influence to j solemnly declare that Town boom- Dring about better things. Get my ig nothine mors s m m m k t v A 14. t 1 1 V V. V IA X d. W VT 1 . I " t , ..u. . a a I "w . w V ' kj W A . -V A'--- to play the part of an honest and 1 . J tt,m yuu l''.re est intelligent leadership a leader frank citizen. ciate this numotr in a town booming ship which the newspapers must as 1. f'C i - NOT TO BE SNEEZED AT Cleveland Physicians Announce cine to Prevent Hay i-VArr Va llemember, we are demanding that Prsram. tne paper be a leader; the editor capable of leadership. Now we must begin somewhere. Shall we begin with the church. In doing so we shall not be wroing. The newspaper booming its town must brmfit hx ftinrplioc fnr (Vioca forces of moral righteousness have a aslonisnea great deal stronger claim on the news paper than the average newspaper is recognizing. The church must have n conspicuous place in our "Booming" program. If not the newspaper is quirer. Victims of hay and rose fever v.-. i rejoicing over the receipt Vy ' r land nhvsicians of a vaccine tfr-.t CONFEDERATE REUNION said to nrovidA immnnitv fmn, AT ROWLiAND TUESDAY nual attacks. Physicians sav th. re discovery is a boon for victims (Special to The News and Observer. S I Th o 1 V MVA U 111 C. U 1111 tllUVV. V.V V'' I Kowiand, July 3. Everything is I is gathered from common pra sume. Before getting away from these four big numbers of our program, I want to say that if the newspapers of North Carolina will begin a real serious campaign of booming their town they will find so many ways of service tnat tne eaitor will be rpndv for thf reunion rf tho nf I wppIc qh flnmorincr r.iant t erate Veterans and their raanv fripncls 1 fifteen iniections of thp serurr. uv- Work For Schools. at Rowland next Tuesday. The pro- during the four to six weeks prer"d. In stressing -these things I want to gram is arranged and each commit- the hay-fever season are ne as- -d-e 3iq aveooAp-e o; saojipa eq; ysv tee has everything wTorked out. to ward off the attack, propriation for schools iri this state. Tuesday is to be observed in Row- "I have had splendid success u Ask for such big contributions from 1and as the holiday. Every store, the hay-fever vaccine," Dr. E. IV- not worth nr n n tnti-n Kftnn, rp 1 asauo duoui oidoed dui save one. nas agreea to elose and al- Romig said. "Other ohysiciar.s many of us think that b osting the whole state will stand astounded. Ad- J?w its employees to enjoy the occa- are using it are well pleased sith church is the sole duty of the pastor vocate the biggest appropriation for sto3- 4 results they have had, I am t.M. and tne steady caller at the I euucauonai purposes tnat was ever -v"- iCUUiuij uaur- church. dreamed of. Demand so much and I aed Wltn. flas and red, white and Newspaper Equals Ten Talents. demand so persistently that you will mue Dunu"b My Brother Editors I believe with not believe your own words. all my soul that the man who pos- Get yur s off the postoffice sesses a newspaper is responsible for d.oor Mr- Editor, and get them yi- a MODERN ADONIS IS I )IM RAIjEIGH boutvvare dies ten talents. We can reach more peo- sioned on the glorious opportunities pic every day than any pastor in our in North Carolina for real service town. How does our responsibility Dlg Dooming service ror your town, compare with his? In considering Boost like you mean it. Do not be town booming for your newspaper a sumshoer. Go strong on the things answer this. tnat count large in developing the The great issue in North Carolina state your end of the State your today is education. Are we going to Coum;y" . boost North Carolina towns? Then remember that the opportu- make no mistake. Look the cold luwn comes every "dj. 11 v i cue bu maiiy opponum- How much space do you give the a'na t them down l schools of your county? We must boost roads and creek V. nZ JSX Z!ZL!!Z dralna Wem.t 'aTvocate a your tn Its roadPrs with n. trreat ODDortunitv "ITZ'LL.' , I"' Tjnii fiiir afa " "C1 yjL vo"erce ana iarm co-opera w uon. we must follow the farm dem neglected. Boost coosi notning. onstrator and demand a whole timp portant' educational questions which Tne countyfafrtife TSSit? s are uppermost with us today? Do commencement must be given lots of you demand better schools, better space. We must make hl hobbies Paul Swan Has Harvard Rial f "Most Beautiful Man" Title New York Press. The most beautiful man in world has been found. Accordn spectators at recent outdoor im ants near Boston, he is William Aif; Rural Policeman Shot at Winnsboro Succumbs. (By th Associated Press) Columbia, S. C, July 3. Raleigh Boutware, rural policeman who was Williams, of Pittsburg. Harvard, r one 01 nine men snox at Winnsboro who has delichtp! hv his estt:' June 14 when Clyde Isenhour and dancing. He performs bareif-- others attempted to take from a The only one compared to hi"' sheriff's posse a negro prisoner charg- Paul Swan, a New York dancor. W ed with assault upon a white woman, Hams is rated more Adonis-liKf 1 died of his wounds tonight at a hos- perts say he has a perfect max : pitai ueie. cuuiwares is the fourth profile. death to result from the shooting. RAIjEIGH COTTON MARKET. (Reported by Parker Bros. & Co.) Receipts yesterday, 20 bales. Good middling g 7.3 Strict middling 8 5-8 Middling. . 3 -2 Low grades r ,-r .. to 8 ' His- costumes have been suite', the most tropic day. Test of Shrewdness. 1 A man's opinion of his own shn-w..-ness is greatly enhanced by a cessful effort. to induce a railway cor poration to carry a seventeen-yf -i: " old boy for half fare. TopeKa ii itol. .