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THE FARMER AND MECHANIC. STATE FAIR PRONOUNCED SUCCESS, THAT OF 1916 fill BE BETTER YET (HIOV If. IJUTLKIt) Southern Pines, Oct. 30. Up to last week a Ktory of the State r'air coming from me might have been re garded as biased by a personal desire to nee the fair a success. As the fair closed a week afro yesterday and my connection with it ceased then what I have to say may be taken as the opinion of a newspaper man, viewed solely with the newspaper eye, or if prejudiced at all, prejudiced by that Interest in the progress of the State and its institution:;, which are not .pen to the question of favoritism. It Is a mystery to mo how I pet tailzied up in these things, but when Col. Pognc notified me last spring that I had born appointed to a place on the executive committee of the fair T concluded to go with the crowd, and make use tf the chance to help to get Nrth Carolina more into the lime- II Hit. Tt war. a live crowd T fell in with. Col. rogue is an old war horse who ha-s been doing this work for years, and lie is an encyclopedia on fair affairs, and a hustler for the work. 1 did not know so much about that at the beginning of the campaign as I did at the close. Aided by C. B. Densf.n, the treasurer, and backed by a strong advisory noaru or tne nig i men of North Carolina, Col. Pogue laid out a more comprehensive pro gram than ever, and carried it out. I'nrrisli Man of Husiress. Fortunately to help Col. Pogue the association elected a president of the fair association, Capt. K. J. Parrish, of Durham, a man who is business and progress from his boot heels to his hat. and that topped out a combi nation tKat left nothing to be desired. The work these men did showed this fall. Tt will show for many a year, for they have started several things that can not stop right away. Capt. Parrish in his inaugural address set North Carolina to thinking over porno of the things proposed. The dominant note of his administration was to produce at Raleigh something that snouia mane tne Ktate better known to itself and its in touch with a lot of things. This fair opens the world right wide to a hest of folks who would move in a much narrower channel if they never got away from home attracted by just this kind of think. I think the fair is a gooa tiling, ana tnat tne snows are highly important in making the fair a success, don't you?" Now, in my superior hign brow style I had net looked at it from the boy's point of view, but wiien he showed it to me I had sense enough to see that he had the idea. I let that kid lead me around. lie had to get a closer look at the flying machine, and he stopped a minute to figure out the centrifugal influences neighbors. onoiy oounts out that has heen done. The advisory board started out to provide new buildings, but found the linanc'al conditions and the limit ed time against the scheme for this year. P.ut they started something, and at the meeting of the executive committee of the fair on Thursday night of fair week that project was given another push. It will not be allowed to Kop until it haa worked out to a finish that I believe will be bigger than the committee is figuring on. For some time the men who have been handling tho fair have been striving to broaden the lines of opera tion. It was left for Capt. Parrish's f.d ministration to get the forces joined and bring the issue to a focus, and I think that has been accomplished. He arrived at the psychological moment that we hear of, and with the work that had been done before him, the backing of the advisory board and the persistent work of Cob Pogue, he has left a record that the State feels right well satisfied with. Several things commended this fair from the start. It was early announc ed that it was to be an absolutely clean amusement enterprise, a State wide opportunity for publicity, an ex position of North Carolina resources ana u reunion of the people from all quarters. loiter the ideal of a home- erming was introduced, and all these things were carried out. Perfect Order Prevails. In two days mixing with the vast crowds on the fair grounds. I saw one bottle of whiskey, not a single man that gave any sign of intoxication, one encounter where two men were dis puting over something, but they were quickly separated by their friends without any physical violence, and I heard not an offensive word, saw not an offensive action, nor an offensive exhibition in any of the attractions. If the Fair Association had done noth ing more than give the people of North Carolina a clean and attractive outirijj: it would have deserved credit. Qhis thing pleased and entertained the people, and I don't believe I can get oetier evidence of it3 worth than the opinion of my 19-year-old boy who - A ,1 . 1 . . ... . piuou wiin me watcning the interest of the people in the various harmless amusements, lie raid, with the wis 3om worthy of an older mind: ine nnmoer of these shows might uo criticisea, but you pee they bring nere crowds that want to be enter tained. That's a good thing for them nt, a gooa thing in more ways than 'nu. u auoras mem amusement at . ,.....,,1 ,w cum, ior iney can go trio aimost any of theso shows for uuiip, ana it 13 worth that to them ui it also brings a lot more people here than would come if the shows were not here, and that brings those People into contact with the agricul tural and industrial exhibits, which Ls worth a lot to them. It brings them that held the motorcycle on the wall in the side show, and the gyroscope top, and it was necessary to hunt up the iron works where they are mak ing shells for the government. We sized up the road building, and the poultry, and the resistance of the trusses that support the grand stand with its weight of people, and the Haywood county apples, and the well take the premium list and go through it. I shoved that boy up against a lot of men worth while for him to know, Gov. Daughtridge, of Pocky Mount; McLean, of Lumberton; Everett, of Durham; Patrick, Wades- boro; McMillan, of Wilmington; Fred Olds, that compendium of North Carolina history and achievement who ought to be in every boy's library, pnd a string of them that will keep him thinking he has been overrun with greatness and give a far better Cf ncntion of the personal factor of his State. Educates In Hundreds of Ways. What it does for that boy this fair is doing for thousands of other boys. you know, for it broadens and edu cates in hundreds of ways we do not realize until the boys and girls take up the subject after they get home. And it gets the boys and girls who ?re farther along in years than these, for all ages are the gainers. I am not trying to tell anything about what we saw at the fair. My motive is rather to show that the fair was a pronounced success, and it was the biggest success in its influence wmcn win dc exerted next year in making the fail of 1916 a bigger success. A big lesson is to be learned from this fair. At its inception Capt. Par rish appealed to the newspapers of the State to take a hand in presenting to the people of North Carolina the pos sibilities of the fair as an educational and publicity factor. Col. Pogue fol- wed this appeal by a similar one. and the newspaper men responded. I am of the opinion that in doing so they have cast bread on the waters. several view pointsfi for it brings that corner of the State into a little closer touch with the State, and puts Wil mington and Raleigh a little closer to gether. Rowan. Cumberland, Hay wood, Guilford, the Sandhills country, and several sections were on hand, all of them part of the commonwealth Durham county had a fine exhibit. Tt was interesting not only because of the good collection of farm products, but also because of the manufacturing the Durham mills undertook at the fair. The substantial co-operation of the big concerns shows how this fair ranked with the big industries, and the value they put on its work. An other thing in the Durham county ex hibit of note was the educational dis play. From the primer class to the completed work of Trinity College the display was a miniature of educational progress. I venture the literary work shown in the Durham educational collection was a revelation to a lot of folks. Books on several lines of thought, publications, and an oddity in the collection of the ballads heard in the county, brought out a new phase of State life. The Sand Hills exhibit hung to the idea of diversification of product. It had the goods there to prove its case, and close along side was the Cumber land exhibit, which should have been right along by the suffrage booth, for Cumberland county showed a farm scheme operated by a woman, and it was extremely good. Variety, abund ance of product, excellence of indi vidual article all showed what the wro men can do as well as what Cumber land county can do. Prime Products Exhibited. for it seems to me that Col. Pogue and the new president, whoever he mav be, are going to plan their camnaicrn right away to make the next fair a broader one than this one, and that they will try to reach the point even tually where the State Fair will bo such a State-wide exposition that it will have such an income that every lair can advertise liberally with the papers and pay them considerable sums oi money ior tne service, l am confident that had the fair been favor ec with good weather this year the in come would have been such that the aavertlsmg appropriation for next year would have been made much larger. Unfortunately It can be made only as big as income warrants. I have not yet heard what this season tncome Is. But I know that in the A T j next two or tnree years tne income is going to be much larger than ever, for the fair this year has taken on another color. True to Name. it is useless to speak of the exhibits ami try to refer to them except in a eneral way, for they were too many, ana were seen by too manv neoole to take time to describe them. The im pression as a whole, and the general lesult is all that can be cited. Prima rily it was an agricultural fair. In this respect it was true to name, and Col. Pogue says the exhibits from the counties were In greater number bv far than previously. The work of the girls' canning clubs, the boys' corn clubs, and things of that sort cannot be overrated in their importance This exhibition of what the children or North Carolina are doing is worth to the State all the entire fair cost It is a practical showing of an asset that bad not until lately been suspect ed. The boys and girls have presented tangible evidence that if the cotton cvop snouia be absolutely wiped out TCorth r.irnlinn rr.n turn t.- csriT-nil-ii-r .xmi jjiuuutc uiumiiieu iimuons of value. A pound of pork is worth us mucn as a pounci or cotton ana a jar of tomatoes will appeal to a hun gry family more than some other things that have heretofore been look ed on as the whole dependence. New Hanover county was up with mi exhibit, which is gratifying from r 1 1 " i - ill 11 tr 1 - 4 4- f w. ? 1 m nril VA The agricultural department of the State, the educational department, the insurance department, in a space that should have been much larger to ac commodate the valuable exhibit, and I don't know what all, were there to show what this old State can do when it tries. But enousrh of te eni'm0?- tion. The point is that the counties and the departments and the boys and girls and the old folks and the women and everybody, had taken interest enough to gather up their prime pro ducts and bring them together to show the State what it can do, and to show other states what can be accomplished in North Carolina. I don't recall for sure whether it was Capt. Parrish or that other creditable North Carolina product, Col. Wade Harris, who is making the Charlotte Observer an other thoroughly creditable North Carolina exhibit who referred to Sec retary Daniels as one of the most satisfactory North Carolina articles exhibited at the fair. In starting out I said this article was planned to be the view of a newspaper man on the fair. It is legitimate therefore to include all the things I saw there as far as I can recall them, and while I stood trying to hear what Mr. Daniels was saying my newspaper instinct was by lorce of habit putting him under the inquisitorial micro scope. A North Carolina exhibit, .all except the silk lid, and that bunch of d?cers flashed up there was the first that has come under my notice in thi3 rstate m several years. when l was young like Daniels and Parrish and Craig and Benehan Cameron I used to be partial to a siik nat, and some day may cultivate the habit again as I get old and dignified. Gauging a North Carolina Product A North Carolina exhibit, and If you stop to think, a product that mov ed from a newspaper shop down to Washington to presently find himself in authority in a great department of a great government tnat is standing on the danger line which is all that sepa rates it from sharing in a world-wide war. As a newspaper man, cold blooded as newspaper men are, I can separate Daniels from his surround ings and size him up merely as a fac tor and not as a man. It is a right trying time, but that good-natured looking chap addressing the crowd in the grand stand at the fair i3 not talking to me at all. He is talking to the crowd while I am taking his gauge at Washington. They have not caught him asleep once since the war broke out, when I come to think of it. I like to see a newspaper man make good, but that is not the whole thing As a newspaper man I claim a sort of credit for the craft when one of them does make good. So far Secretary Daniels has showed them a clean slate. That knowledge of the true and the false that comes to the news paper worker ha,s stood this man in good stead. His blue pencil training taugni mm long ago how to boil most cuii-niis uown to Liie virtues it con tains. A newspaper man has so long been accustomed to measuring up his sunt oy tne test that ir it does not saow up right m the paper in the morning it Ls no good that not many biuita get past him. Another thing a-Doui a newspaper man as a manag mg editor or a government depart ment. Years ago when McCu1: was editor of the ?t. I.nui? i. Democrat, which in his dav wa of the great papers of this c-. . somebody asked him what o..nti- a good newspaper man and h- ar ed. 'knowing where hfll was to breaK out next, and having : there when it broke." Daniels v signed his men, and look in ir names and pictures of thorn have been appearing in the k-. the last few weeks, from Kdicr. vou know they are all artist i;- lines. Chief Marshal's GHd Work I told Everett once if I i. build anl countenance I w. doing Spartacus or Yirginius . stage, but he sayas he woii'm be a lawyer than to delude t! . of Rome with blood. WlH-n ' made him the master oi (r-!i they picked royal blood. L i - away with it with all the ki " Lord Chesterfield and the mil it a i of Front deBoeuf, or the Hhu k K himself. He made the fair -event. But all this is hoi what I out to say. The fair is finish-.": I fintl in it is this. It has aw.!., so many new enthusiasms that . comes a State-wide matter t. - advantage of all the new entlm-: and the old enthusiasm to swi;, tide in toward a much bi '. r better fair than ever. It was , ioea to propose another Durban. as president, for it gives to t!i. l Durham flavor. No nuttier :i Durham man succeeds another. L am any guesser on John Sprma he would give the folks snnutla? . think about pretty soon that v, . cause them to entirely forget .ai. where he is from. That he de ..: is to be regretted. The new a -.a. tration will start to get new hui! for the fair if that is possible, a: : bring more counties into tb i i .. next year, and to interest a wib : : in the next event. They will just as far as the people of i.- stand behind them. The men v. certain to be on the next pr s: ; taff are planning for bis a-i.-: . Maj. Graham and Col. l'oga--planning to make next vera- th- i fair. Raleigh and Durham hav - a ; ed hands over the future. Th.-.-- towns w7ill have a hand i-xien.bv : Wilmington, Greensboro, Char!..;;, all the big and little towns : State. The movement has l.e -n :-t..; a make the State Fair a pova rfui . i to develop the resources of Carolina, and the people have r- . ed more this year than er th a enormous work accomplish, i i ' fair in the past can be i.n.a.b ne.i a made more important by widening scope and its field of infiuencr-. The State Fair is not a money i,,.- mg proposition, that is not for but I am satisfied after seeing i' 1 week, mixing with the crowds t a days watching the people, seen; hibits, hanging around and notai;: de tail, that it is a deci-'cd money n.; mg institution ior the Mate. the State is a winner on : that is put into the State by . by the patron, by the p'ibie or in any other way. Looking Ahead. I bv thin' to i- ;au s i ,e l'n The fair last year gratifying success. I this year will show i success, and Col. I'o respects it wras more over. Yet he hoi. a riala Capt. Parrish hopes, and Maj. hopes that the fair next year " any previous fair all to pi- being the case now is the nu n- a Hi 1 1 v. Ti. for next year, to plan for . ful things that a fair can a..: a do for the State and for th - -In the Sand Hill booth a the i - a week Clyde Davis, secretary ' Sand Hills Board of Trade. ?' that right there he was figurba better way to exploit the Sana country next year, and we don' to let him get too much of tie My connection with th fair ac tion oe?'JAd last week. Thcrei can freely advocate that we all right now to make a fair no:-.-i,ft n oyent that will p the rest to sleep. We don't wa: et Virginia or Georgia or urn- Indiana or any other state e.e re to our State as something that cur Mate among tne seeoew players. Do we? NASAL I'.LOW F11A1 WOK. (: win Danger to cliicf Milwaukee Blowing Kye and Kar If ls Improicrly 1 Dispatch io Herald. the nose the Ia..' -i d. wrong v -mankind, and hos tile greatest danger to cording to the eye. ear ciali-ts in convention. They ascribe the na-rao-ignorance of the proper nasal - and have decided that rather f blow improperly children .hcjld taught to spit. This new doctrine v:u mad dogma of the specialists through address by Dr. B. Metvnhaoja. Cleveland, who pointed out that closing both nostrils and then lt go vith a blow there is danger causing ear troubles and interna! i scesses.