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Friday, i/tril 12. I'JW.
The June* Farm-Credit Bill
The shouting of anti-New Dealers and Repub
licans in the halls of Congress will likely be
heard way down here in North Carolina if and
when the proposed .Jones farm-credit bill is
offered for consideration in Washington The
bill proposes to liquidate the National Land
Hank Associations, lower the rate of interest to
tanners and make loans direct from the fed
Possibly the new bill will upset lending agen
cies maintained by insurance companies, but
if the government can borrow' money at one
per cent why not let the government lend to
the farmer at two per cent plus a one per cent
service charge? Industry is borrowing money [
as low as one-half of one per cent. Why not f
let the debt-ridden farmer enjoy some of the
If the American farmer can ever get a
square dial at the hands of his creditors and <
gain recognition in the markets in the world
especially in his own land, he'll come out of
the muck lyid mire and help restore prosper
ity. It isn't reasonable to expect the farmer to
work and die paying high interest rates and par
ticipate in the normal exchange of goods. In
the case of the farmer, the financial world is
merely going about the business-of kilting the
goose before the egg is laid
The new Jones farm-credit bill may not solve
the farm problem, but it will give some poor,
ragged stocking and snotty-nose farm child a
pair of shoes and a better chance in life by di
verting a few dollars from the iron claws of the
interest grabber to the family pocketbook.
For Heller (iovernment
A new registration of voters will be in or
der in this county April 27 and May 11, inclu
sive If we are to have better government and
if the masses want better government they
should take time to register and place a true
value on the right of a free ballot.
The most disheartening thing about govern
ment today is the complaints voiced by those
people who are too busy to register and vote.
Good government is not to be expected when
the politicians find it necessary to herd the
people at the registration or polling places as
so many sheep or jackasses. Probably it would
be better if the masses remained at home ra
ther than go forward at the direction of the
ward heeler or selfish politician
When every eligible voter registers of his
own accord and goes to the ballot box free of
indebtedness to the fellow who passes out dol
lars and liquor, then and not until thru is bet
ter government to be expected.
Food HUh In Town Ft. farm
"There are two ways to improve one's finan
cial condition: to earn more, or to spend less.
Wise managers are interested in both" says Dean
Paul Chapman in The Progressive Farmer.
"Farm families have one distifict advantage
"over those living in cities?it costs less to live
in the country. The average city family of five,
with an income of $100 a month, spent 35 cents
a day per person for food. This makes the cost
of their food $1.75 a day, $52.50 a month, and
$638.75 a year?over half of the total income.
"The family on a farm can st^ure this food
at less than wholesale price by producing it
themselves. If farm families don't do this, they
lose their greatest advantage for reducing ex
penditures. Retail prices, on the average, mean
a mark-up of 50 per cent above the price the
Far men' Strike Justified
Every now and then industrial workers are
recorded as on strike with a demand for wages
exceeding a dollar an hour. The right to strike
has been upheld by the courts of the land. If the
industrial worker has a right to strike and
demand wages in excess of one dollar an hour,
then the American fanner is justified in striv
ing to better hie own condition under a pro
duction control program and he could not be
censored if he were to "pull" a big strike.
The corn fanner it working for about 10
cents an hour. In other words he is getting just
about the same amount as the electricians m a
Martin County industrial plant recently de
manded in the form of an addition to their reg
ular hourly wages
It is such facts as these the representatives
in Washington should remember before blurt
ing out in a loud voice that the farm bloc is try
ing to rob the treasury in demanding a few
billion dollars to keep the farmer from starving
It will be a great day in history when the till
er of the soil can stand in front of his own prod
ucts and demand a fair price for his labors and
The control program can be recognized as
the first step in that direction, and that being
true, the farmer should not center too much
attention on the individual case but look at the
problem as a whole, recognizing in the move
ment about the only hope that has ever been
Br'er Tarry pin'* Doctrine
Dr. Clarence Poe, Editor of The Progressive
Farmer, thinks the decline in cotton exports
is due not to acreage control but to the isola
tionist policy of nations since the World War.
"I think the big trouble lies in the 'isolationist'
spirit that has cursed America and other na
tions and the accompanying necessity for each
nation to spend more and more for armies, na
vies, and airplanes to preserve its isolation . . .
in an effort of every nation to live to itself and
adopt the doctrine of Br'er Tarrvpin, 'I don't
mess wid nobody an' I don't want nobody to
mess wid me.' Forgetting that other nations
cannot buy from us unless we buy from them,
America built its own tariff walls too high in
1930 . . . and ever since then nations have been
in a frenzy of effort to live to themselves. Ger
many, Italy, Japan have featured cotton subsi
"Because nations could virtually swap their
products Tor Brazilian cotton but our high tar
fffirlcept them from getting U. S. cotton in this
way, Brazilian cotton growing has been tre
mendously stimulated. Just last week I saw a
Southerner who has been four or five years in
the Brazilian cotton belts. 'With no fertilizer
tion needed and all labor costs low, Brazil will
greatly increase production in the next few
years,' he declared."
Solvinn The Problem
Man's effort to solve his ever increasing
problems through the representative in the
legislative hall has been and continues almost
In each meeting of the nssrmhlv thi'-'
State, numerous laws are passed in an effort
to solve this or that problem, to "clean up" elec
tions ,to place decency and respect back into
the saddle, to guide men, to determine the des
tiny of a great State and so on. Possibly every
law has had its merits and resulting values, but
if we recognize the facts as they are we must
admit that the desired ends have not been ac
If any prdgress is to be made in solving the
problems as they relate to corrupt politics, re
spect for the law and moral decency, more at
tention must be centered in the basic ideals of
society. If we are to have honesty and fair
ness in elections, honesty and fairness^must
be incorporated as virtues in the mind of grow
ing children. We have ignored the value of
these and other virtues as youth traveled from
the cradle to the ballot box, and in a frantic
effort to straighten him out at the last minute
we pass laws decreeing this and that and ac
complishing little or nothing.
Just so long as we fail to recognize honesty
and fairness as necessary virtues in our scheme
of living, we will have rotten politics regard
less of laws.
Until we create a greater respect of others'
property rights and lives, robbery and murder
are to be expected regardless of laws and the
work of enforcement officers.
Parable Of The Pilgrim
And it was that upon a certain morning, when
1 was getting ready to depart for the office,
that a little three-year-old lassie, who spreads
sunshine around our house and getteth her
self into mischief, but who, withal, delights her
daddy's heart, said unto me: "Daddy, got your
Now, for a moment I knew not what she
meant. But when I remembered that within that
leather portfolio which 1 carry, there resteth
many papers of a doubtful value, and which
serve mainly to clutter up my desk and make
the finding of really important documents a
seven-day's task, I pondered whether she had
not named it right.
And I remembered that millions of men have
so cluttered up their lives with things of doubt
ful value, with worthless, harmful things, that
they become walking "grief cases". Our lives
?re burdened with our forebodings, our wor
ries, our dislikes, our antipathies, and even our
hatreds. I read of a man who sought another
for forty years that he might do away with
him . . . forty years of anguish of soul endured
in keeping alive a venomous hatred, with the
red deed of murder at the end of the trail and
the black pall of remorse ever after.
And yet is not each one of us even so carry
ing about a multitude of griefs and Worries,
each perhaps as foolisfy if not as deadly, as that
misguided soul? Examine thy "grief case" to
Character . . .
By REV. JOHN HARDY
Church Of The Advent
It is important to have before us
a picture of the ideals we are striv
ing to attain, and the means whereby
we attain it, if we are to live the life
of a Christian. Without this picture
we will be hazy as to the kind of
character that the church produces
ttI?the 'individual. It is natural to
ask what the person will be like who
is a member of the Church, who ac
cepts its teachings, and enters whole
heartedly into its life.
In the early days of the Church the
line was sharply drawn between
those who were members and those
who were not.-and.il .is still sharnlv
drawn in lands which are predomi
nantly heathen. A missionary who
has spent a large part of her life in
Japan says that she has only to look
into the face of a Japanese to tell
whether or not he is a Christian.
In modern times and in countries
where the Gospel of Christ has long
been preached, the distinction is not
so easily made, partly because there
are so many members of the Church
who do not take their membership
Seriously, and partly because?there
are many entirely out of sympathy
with the Chqrch. who vet fashion
their lives in general according to
its standard. One would not for a
moment disparage the goodness of
ten manifested in the lives of those
without a definite religion, nor
would one gloss over the failures of
those who accept the Christian stand
point but do not live up to it. Yet the
truth is, that there is a very great
difference between those who be
lieve in Christ, are members of the
Church, and are honestly trying to
live the Christian life, and those who
are either outside the Church alto
gether, or who are in it and not of
it. The difference may not be at
once apparent, but it will appear if
we look beneath the surface, it is a
difference of character, of spiritual
quality. It is not so much a difference
that we see?though, some times we
do see it clearly?as it is a difference
that we feel. One who honestly be
lieves in democracy and associates
with others who believe in it, will
be very different from one who hon
estly believes in communism, as that
term is generally understood ?oday,
and whose associates are commun
We are not concerned here with
the virtues or the vices of either of
these systems, but merely with the
fact that their respective adherents
develop different types of charac
ter. Just so, those who believe in
Christ and are conscientious mem
bers of His Church develop a char
acter different from Jhose who do
not believe in Him and who hold
What kind of character then does the
Church produce in those who enter
into its life and follow its guidance?
What is he like who is a churchman
in the truest sense of the term?
The first characteristic of Christ
ian character is he is a man of faith.
This person accepts the truth taught
by the Christian Church. The early
baptismal creeds found in the New
Testament required from those who
desired to live the Christian life that
they believe in the three fold mani
festation of God? God the Father,
God the Son, and God the Holy
Ghost. A creed is not, as people some
times imagine, a hinderance to
thought; on the contrary, it is a guide
to it. Every department of life is
based upon a certain fundamental
fact, and these must be accepted if
progress is to be made in that de
partment. So it is with the Christ
ian religion. It is based upon facts
stated so clearly, and too, they are
few but fundamental. Thinking must
have a starting point, and must pro
ceed along right lines if it is to lead
to the right goal. A railroad train
must not only start from somewhere,
it must run on firmly fixed rails. The
train is free, and its passengers are
tracks. So Christian thinking is free
in the deepest sense of that term only
when it is built upon the foundation
of those great facts of the Church.
Facts are true if they are facts, but
they are necessarily cold. The facts
asserted by the fundamental faith
of the Church are warm and living.
They have to do with the living; lov
ing God; with God the Father who
has begotten us, with God the Son
who has given His life for us on the
Cross, with God the Holy Ghost, who
dwells in us, guiding and inspiring
What is of even greater import
ance, even though the faith expressed
above is part of the same thing, the
man of faith believes in our Lord
Jesus Christ. He does not believe
merely that Christ exists, he does
not merely believe Him, he believes
in Him. Tb believe in Him means to
trust His way of life completely; to
make Him the center of one's life;
to devote oneself to Him body, soul
and spirit; to seek to accomplish only
His will; to have but one purpose,
namely: the carrying on of whatever
tasks He assigns; the making one's
life in every respect pleasing to
Him, and the bringing in of His King
dom. He, who is a churchman in the
true sense of the term, is not content
with living up to a secular moral
standard, however high, it may be,
nor with merely doing good to his
fellowmen, important as this is. He
strives with all his Soul to serve his
Lord and to pattern his life after
Christ his King.
CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
Third Sunday after Easter.
Church school, 9:43 a. m
Morning prayer and sermon. 11 a.
Evening prayer and sermon, 7:30
HOLY TRINITY MISSION
Service Sunday afternoon at 3:00
o'clock Everyone is cordially in
Piney Grove Baptist
Regular services will be held on
Saturday and Sunday at 11 o'clock at
Piney Grove Baptist Church, Rev.
W. B. Harrington has announced
"Bringing in the Kingdom" will be
the subject of the morning sermon
by Rev. S. J Starnes at the Metho
dist Church Sunday at 11 a. m.
In the evening at 7:30, the pastor
will preach on "Cultivating Humili
Sunday school meets at 9:45
Young people's league at 6:45.
Prayer service Wednesday evening
at 7:30. Twenty-seven present last
Wednesday at prayer meeting. Come
with us next Wednesday evening for
30 minutes of worship.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11a m. Sermon,
"What Wilt Thou Have Me Do,"
Training Union Assembly, 6:30 p.
Evening worship, 7:30 p. m. Ser
mon, "Which of the Two Ways,"
flbe regular services will be baid
at all points this Sunday.
The revival m progress at Bear
Grass will come to a close on Sun
The monthly preaching service
will be held at Roberaon's Chapel.
The monthly preaching service
will be held at Poplar Point at 2 p. m.
On Saturday night, the picture
"The Stream oi Life," will be shown
at the Presbyterian Church in Bear
Grass in connection with the meet
This picture will be shown in the
Washington Presbyterian Church on
Sunday night at 8 p. m and in Rob
ersonville late in the afternoon of
the same day.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sub
ject: "The Reality of the Christian
Young People's meeting, 6:30. Sub
ject, "Teaching All People." (Mis
Evening service, 7:30. Subject
"The Church a Light"
Junior Philathea meets Monday.
8 p. m.
Mid-week service, Wednesday, 7:30
p. m. Subject, "I Believe God Is
I The Atlantic Christian College
Glee Club will be the guests of
the Williamston Christian Church on
Sunday morning, April 21st at 11
o'clock. A very splendid program
has been arranged and the public is
invited to attend. Dr. Howard S. Hil
ley, president of the college, will de
liver the message.
DR. V. H. MEWBORN
Please Note Date Changes
Hobersonville office, Scott's Jew
elry Store, Tuesday, May 7th.
Williamston office, Peele's Jewel
ry Store, every Wed., 10 a.m. to 5 pm
Plymouth office, Liverman's Drug
Store, Every Friday, 10 am. to 4 pm.
Eyes Examined?Glasses Fitted
Tarboro Every Saturday.
Thi* Special W ill Prevail For
Only The Month Of April.
WILLI AMSTON, N. C.
Turnage Theatre ? Washington, N. C.
SundavMondayTursdty April 14-1S-16
"The Grape* of Wrath"
HENRY FONDA and JANE DARWELL
Thursday-Friday April 11-19
"Young Tom Edison"
Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler
8*tuidaj April tt
"The Man From lltah"
with JATK RAMT)Al l
Wednetday April IT
"'And One Hat Beautiful"
Jean Mulr. Billie Burke. Robert Cumminis
ALSO SKLKCTKD SHORT SUBJECTS
I buy everything
"I A1WAV* auv AICAMAN NITRATI. th*
American t OD A. for the same good reasons
that I always trade in my hoaoa town. I know
that my neighbors will give me good quality
at a fair price. They want my friendship and
my buaineaa for many years to come.
"Since home folks started making AKCA
DIAN right here in the South, we have been
getting better soda in e better bag at a lower
price. During the 11 years that the big Ameri
can nitrate plant has been operating at Hope
well, Virginia, the price of nitrate at soda baa
com* down 40 par cant. And, undar praaant
condition*, it'* good to know wa hava an
American supply of soda.
"Y**, air, I aay: Look (or Unci* Sam an the
ba|l Always aak (or ARCADIAN NITRATK,
(he Ajnarican SODA! Buy everything from
THI BARRETT COMPANY
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