From the pages of The Charlotte News book-page, Cash regularly criticized the more famous of his fellow writers, including Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, and in this piece of April 12, 1936, Dr. Cash Holds Final Rites for Hemingway, the vaunted man from Oak Park, Illinois. His purpose was not to subordinate his contemporary literati but rather to encourage the younger would-be writers among his local audience of readers always to strive for more authenticity in their writing and realize that even the more hailed writers were subject to a charge of mediocre product on occasion. Hemingway's death would come at his own hand July 2, 1961, ironically 20 years and a half-day after Cash's.