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Strange as it ina> seem it tins Ihch from time
immemorial the practice of crowding out the fin
er things in life, and holding open the door to
things of lesser value Surely all the things
that are housed or taken in and readily accept
ed by society are not bad. but we have a pecu
liar way of determining values
The Christ child was born in a stable because
his mother was crowded out of the inn. Down
through the ages the peoples have crowded out
the things that really count to give way for
those things possibly thought t he more impor
tant but really were not
In the court of the last quarter of century we
have crowded oui most of those things that
were good and promoted the things of question
able value Possibly w< are reaping our re
ward today more as a result of our own ac
tions than tor any other re ason, lui History rec
ords no more than one major war witlrn the
span of 25 years
Williamston's public library is about to be
crowded out i$e the plans for remodeling the
town hall. Maybe it will be closed. The author
to- handle the 1
affairs, new headquarters for the police and
more space for the firemen All that is good,
no doubt, but aren't we overlooking something
equally as impuriam as any oi ihc.se wncn we
say there'll hardly be room for the library?
We a"- spuvlir ?j too li tc'i in an ; tt"mpt to
punish crime instead of trvinu to check and
prevent crime. It-has been estimated that each
arrest m Witlianiston and Martin County costs,
on an average, about $25. And, yet. we spend
less than 25 cents a day in support of the pub
Regulations require the maintenance of cer
we spend 50 cents each day to feed one prison
er while the poor devil on the outside who la
bors to pay the tax and abide by the laws of
society lives on as little as three cents a meal
and sometimes even less We are providing the
common criminal better care than the fellow
who is paying the bill and is. in many cases,
dying for the want of medical aid.
All of this goes to show that we are crowding
out the good in too many cases and trying to
build up from the top by paying tribute first
to the lesser things.
imerica Today /* Not The
4 m erica Of Old
Once upon a time America was looked upon
as the land of the brave and the free, a land
where downtrodden souls in other lands looked
longingly to as a haven of refuge an3 pgace. Am
erica then held the respect of the world. People
sought to plant their homes here, grow with Am
erica and help in its development.
Those days have past and we have become
the melting pot of the world, but not by an in
crease of foreigners who entered our portals
past the Statue of Liberty. They came here to
be good citizens, but a cruel fate soon met them
and they turned traitor. They were misled in
their beliefs and gradually hatred multiplied
until today America, the land of the brave and
free, is reaping unrest and the uncertainty that
t.a tared the little Balkan nations for centur
ies We are in the middle of unrest, and we can
?i it with any degree of ease explain away the
acts that caused this unrest.
A few years ago the United States was ship
ping around 2.0(H) tons of scrap iron to Italy
annually. Last year we robbed the points from
the plow in the field and remved the fixtures
from engines and shipped 425,000 tons of scrap
iron to Italy. Only this week we, in our anxious
and never-failing grab for a dollar, continued
to load scrap iron for Italy where it will be re
shipped to Germany and made into weapons
for use in ripping the last Mm from around civ
Just a few days ago it was learned that the
United States and England had made 75 per cent
of the machines used by Japan in her ruthless
rape of China What explanation can we give
the hundreds of thousands of little children in
that great country? Or do we consider our acts
beyond question and deny the victim of our
greed for extra money the right to question our
Even m this ne\v crisis there are still those
who would sell to Japan and to Germany the
weapons 'that could and possibly will?who
knows? be turned 011 us, a defenseless people.
There are those who warned against the
damnable practice. But those warnings went
unheeded-.--and- today it appears as if the time
is not far off when we will pay and pay dearly
for the many acts that were against the laws
of God and humanity.
Wuhin our own borders the iess-lortunate
have been ignored while we reached out at the
expense of suffering humanity and even at the
risk of our own lives for an extra profit dol
lar. The principles propounded by the Master
011 Calvary and the things for which our fore
fathers were cast aside while we blated about
added profits. This is not the America of old;
it is the America builded upon suffering human
ity and today jt stands at the Cross Roads with
gn at doubt if its moral strength will withstand
the pressure that is now about to be applied
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The True Source
Of Peace . . .
By REV- JOHN HARDY
Church Of The Advent
The great purpose of the Christian
Church is to promote and interpret
the life of a person whose birth was
announced to the world by the great
strains of "Glory to God Toward
Men." In these words the program
for the life of Jesus of Nazareth was i
proclaimed to the world. This comes |
not as a challenge to Him but to im- j
press upon H:s parents their supreme
privilege and honor of ushering in
the beginning of a new day This
was the realization that again God
was speaking in such a way that His
voice might be heard. The challenge
that comes from these words is to the
people who grope in the darkness
of life trying to find that which |
brings to humanity its supreme goal
These word> Kt forth the grounds
along which all our thinking should ;
progress, about the tragic situation
that now shrouds the world. Too of-1
ten when we think abbot catastroph-1
les which are caused by men, we al- j
low hatred, selfishness, greed and the
determinationto seek revenge, col
or our thoughts rather than the high
er motives of life. We are now being
faced withthis very situation and ?
unless we are careful we will again
allow these lower traits to control
our thoughts. That is exactly what
happened after theTast great war afHt
as the result we are reenacting it
with even more devastating and cruel
results. We must begin now to search
for that which will enable us to find
a means of bringing the world to
a unity of nations. Humanity must
be brought to the realization of its
supreme task?"To do justly, to love
mercy and to walk humbly with
God." (Misah 6:8j! .
The miseries of the world will nev
er be cured by force. It is only when
people learn to give and forgive, to
make sacrifices and control anger,
that we are able to understand the
liberty of the sons of God. We will
never help the oppressed merely by
ensuring the oppressor. It is only as
we love all men that we can make
a contribution to a world in which
there is so much knowledge and so
little wisdom. It is only as we call
good evil, and evil good, that we be
gin to sin against the Holy Spirit. It
is this offense that is responsible for
the cnaps'iir Euro^.Tr is this same"
sin that we need to avoid in our own
Men cannot long disregard God
without showing a scar in their lives;
Bible school, 9:45 a. m
Morning worship, 11 a m Ser
mon: "Christ in Behalf of His
Training Union Assembly. 7 p.m.
Evening worship. 8 p. m. Sermon,
? Between God and Us."
All in the intermediate training
union group are urged to be present
Sunday night for the first meeting to
be conducted by Mr. Carlyle Hall.
You will find the basement of the
church a cool place for your pro
Regular services will be held at
the Methodist Church next Sunday.
Church school, 9:45 a m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m.
Evening worship, 8 p m. The pas
rtor will preach at both aenices.
[Young peoples league, 7:15 p. m.
Piney Grove Baptist
me pastor, He v. W. B. Harrington,
? irRsem Tor several weeks on account
I of a serious illness, will return to
j the pulpit at Piney Grove Saturday
inorning at 11 o'clock.
At the 3 o'clock service Sunday
I afternoon, the pastor will l>e assist
I ed by Kev. J. H. Smith, Williams
I ton minister. The public is invited.
neither can nations. When good will
toward men is disregarded there
cannot be for long a peace of mind
I for the individual or peaceful activ
ity between nations. The same sins
which cause international conflicts
cause internal conflicts within the
souls and personalities of men. The
only difference is that so often they
are overshadowed by tangling alli
ances and treacherous treaties be
tween nations that the root evil is
not readily seen. So often as we crit
icize nations wo are using arguments
'that would condemn us if we both
ered to look upon ourselves to see
our secret faults. As we live by the
laws of nature, so must we live by
the spiritual laws of God. Hatred and
selfishness can never overcome love
and fellowship without bringing suf
fort fig! Peace of mind "arid peace
among nationscan only come by giv
ing God a place in life and by show
ing active truth and love in our
CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
"nurd Sunday after Trinity.
Church school. 9 43 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11 a.
Evening prayer and sermon. 8 p m.
HOLY TRINITY MISSION
Regular second Sunday afternoon
service at 3 p. m
Bible school, 9:43 a. m.
Morning worship. 11a. m. Subject,
For Better or for Worse (Marriage)
At 3 o'clock the pastor speaks at
Martin County Prison Camp
Young People's meeting, 7 p. m.
Subject, "Youth Around the World
Evening praise and worship serv
ice, 8 p. m Subject, "Companionship,
Human and Divine." Pastor speaks
at both services.
On Monday evening at 8 o'clock
the Junior Philathea Class meets
with Miss Kathleen Price.
Mid-week service, Thursday, 8 p
m. Subject, "What the Church Means
To Me "
Having qualified as Administratrix
of the estate of J. If. Hyman, de
ceased, late of Martin County, North
Carolina, this is to notify all persons!
r having claims against estate of said
deceased to exhibit them to the un
dersigned at Oak City, N. C., on or
before the 14th day of May, 1941, or
this notice will be pleaded in bar of
their recovery. All persons indebted
to said estate will please make im
This 14th day of May, 1940.
Administratrix of J. B. Hyman,
B. A. Critcher, Atty.. ml7-6t
Having qualified as administratrix
of the estate of C.\J. Griffin, deceas
ed, late of Martin County, North Car
olina, this is to notify all persons
having claims against estate of said
deceased to exhibit them to the un
dersigned on or before the 17th day
of May, 1941, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery. All
persons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate payment.
This 17th day of May, 1940.
ELEANOR LORETA BROWN,
Administratrix of the estate of
m24-6t C. J. Griffin, deceased.
North Carolina, Martin County. In
County of Martin against Etherlene
Carson, William Carson, Rachel
Burton, Martha Webbs, James Car
son, J. G. Godard and Mrs. Carrie
Godard, Administratrix, and Annie
The defendant*. Ktheriaoe Canon.
William Canon, Rachel Burton. Kir
tha Webbs and Annie Dickens, above
named, will take notice that an ac
tion entitled as above has been com
menced m the Superior Court of
Martin County, North Carolina, to
foreclose the taxes on land in Mar
tin County in which said defendants
have an interest; and the said de
fendants will further take notice that
they are required to appear before
L. B- Wynne, Clerk of the Superior
Court of Martin County at his of
fice in Williamston, North Carolina,
within thirty (30) days after the
completion of this service of publi
cation by notice and to answer or
demur to the complaint of the plain
tiff in this action, or the plaintiff will
apply to the Court for the relief de
manded in said complaint
This the 15th day of May, 1940.
L. B. WYNNE,
Clerk Superior Court of
ml7-4t Martin County.
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