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Friday. June 21. 1*1141.
Williamston's Junior Woman's Club is to
be commended for its action taken in behalf of
a suffering people across the seas. In opening
a Red Cross booth on the main street, the club
? * 1 5 ?V
membess arc-hutping to improve the conditions
right here at home, to bolster the foundation
upon which the brotherhood of man rests. Per
sonages do not enter into the work, but there
should be satisfaction for the club members
and for the donors m knowing that they are
helping suffering humanity.
When we of the streets are contacted, we
should courteously remember that the club
members are not working lor themselves, but
that they are working for the cause of human
It is with shame that we note the Red Cross
reports coming from other sections, sections
that do not rank with us financially or in size.
Towns hardly half the size of Williamston have
subsciibedr more than $1,000 to dute. and the?
people continue-to give. This section sent hun
dreds to an all-night dance a short time ago.
Tew of those names are -recorded -in the list-of
donors But an aged widow, her worldly means
limited to the bare nocossilins of life, comes
forward with her mite. It is apparent that we
have not awakened to the cold facts facing mil
lions today. Possibly we are continuing the
dance as long as the opportunity presents it
self, but it certainly appears that now is the
few of the pleasure: that the tot of a suffering
people might be relieved to some extent, at
Who knows but w hat in the years to come
we and our children yet to follow w ill cry out
for help from those who would help' today. But
it is not from a selfish standpoint that we should
muster a liberal aid for the down-trodden, but
in the name of humanity give all that our means
will humanly justify.
We sincerely believe the Williamston Junior
Woman's Club is doing a work that will gain
for it prestige and added respect from a people
in ull wullm of lili .
.4 \ at ion Of HrHyarhinfc Critics
In this land of freedom and liberty we have
entertained the belief that everyone else is
wrong and we are right. We have criticised ev
ery nation and every leader m every nation
and managed to hold enough in reserve to do a
lot of criticising at home
We have unloaded a birage of word attacks
against Russia, doing so without stopping to
consider the facts that lead up to Trutsky, Len
in and Stalin. We have criticised England and
France for "missing the bus". We have criti
cised our neighbors to the south of us for this
thing and that thing. In nearly every case we
have overlooked the facts that made other na
tions subject to our criticism.
What do the people of Russia think when
they read or hear about the attacks leveled at
President Roosevelt. Possibly they recognize
the freedom of speech, but after all it is quite
possible that they consider us as one big group
of fools?a nation of gripirig^lwllyarhing ertrr'
ics who, because of our freeddm of speech, do
-a lot of criticising that displays * lot of child
If this nation is as bad as the Republicans
will say it is in their national convention this
week, then we had best hold back our criticisms
of other nations and do something about the
Reserving The Honor
In objecting to the humane plans being ad
vanced for rendering aid to the bleeding Allies,
are the objectors anxious to reserve the honor
of fighting Hitler for themselves?
It would appear that the person who sits back
and temporarily enjoys the peace of the United
States today while civilization is attacked and
millions are made to suffer at the direction of
a mad man possesses a yellow streak down his
Hitler may never come over here, but if he
does we feverently hope that those who would
have the war reserved for these shores are
able to do the battling by themselves. It is al
so to be hoped that the economic reverses that
are certain to come to this country can be borne
by the loud-bellowing isolationists alone.
Hulance The Tax Load
Tri making preparations for war or defense,
if you like, the United States is calling for in
]?creased ? ????<; The eye of the tax lords is center
ed on tobacco, a farm product that is already
burdened out of proportion to all other prod
urts of either the farm orxif the factory
It may be that every commodity and every
person will have to bear an increased tax, but
until the medicine dose is prescribed equally
and justly one product to another, tobacco
should go free until sweeping changes are made
in the tax structure as they apply to other
II here The Threat Lien
Christian Science Monitor.
Senator Key Pittman, answering the radio
address of Col. Chas. A. Lindbergh, put his fin
ger on the source of the isolationists' concern
lor a massive American defense when he point
ed out that if Hitler were stopped in Europe
there would be no threat to the United States.
Colonel Lindbergh and his advisers are quite
right under present circumstances in urging
thorough military preparedness for the United
State-s, a willingness to make sacrifices for na
tional security and to spread these sacrifices
uniformly among manpower and capital. But
what is the circumstance that makes this nec
e-ssarv? Certainly no threat from any of the
other democracies. Solely the possibility of an
attack by forces of totalitarianism, once Nazi
Germany might have the resources of Europe
at its command.
The isolationists take also the sound basis
ol' the Monroe Ltoctrine as the footing lor their
evident proposal of hemisphere defense. Col
onel Lindbergh says the United States "must
have the cooperation of all American coum
tries in deli-nse and ' must insist upon military
bases . . wherever they are needed." This sure
ly would imply resistance to a German foot
hold in South America.
Two events within the last few days have
deeply disturbed sentiment in the United
Slates. One of these was a pro-dictator speech
by President Vargas, of Brazil; the other, the
collapse of France. It is generally assumed that
a Nazi-Fascist regime to be set up by the Ger
man and Italian residents of southern Brazil.
Yet Rio do Janeiro, where President Vargas
spoke, is 4,481 miles by steamship route from
Miami, Fla., while Sherbourg, France, is only
8.094 miles from New York.
In other words, Naziism is geographically
1.000 miles closer on the east than is its echo
on tfie south. Is not that close enough to war
rant first-line defense by utmost aid in ma
lm nil to tin- British und their allies even while
the United States prepared its own defenses?
It is generally admitted that the Germans are
tops in the making of all sorts of substitutes,
and so it is not surprising that they would take
out after a substitute for civilization. ? Elkin
?Charles Brantley Ayeoelt aelected as the cul
minating and concluding sentence of his speech
accepting the nomination for governor of North
"I shall respect the rights of property and re
joice in prosperity but I shall not forget that
they who toil constitute not only the largest
class of our people, but from their labors can
spare little time to urge their views upon those
whom they have chosen to serve them. ? Ex
Nature working alone produces a jungle, not
an orderly garden. It takes both God and man
to make a garden.?Exchange.
A rude and vulgar man is one who stares at
girl's figure when she
play it ?Brandon Sun.
Some tenants where the wife is smart and
economical live in independence, another with
the same advantages but a lazy spendthrift wife
would fail.?The Progressive Farmer.
Turnage Theatre ? Washington, N. C.
Senday -Monday June 21-M
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Thursday-Friday June H-it
ROBERT YOUNG and HELEN OUBEtT
Saturday Jim 29
"The Man from TumbUneeod*"
With BILL ELLIOTT
AMU BftLftLlSU BHUJTI IUBJKTI
God And The
By REV. JOHN HARDY
Church Of The Advent
Many people are perplexed today
about God They are wondering how
it is that He allows the horrible suf
fering and disregard of His right
ous purpose to continue in the world.
They are trying to justify God in
the light of the present conflict that
is destroying His creation. We are
being confused about the sins of man
and the mercy and power oTCoT
We are tending to an Old Testament
.conception of God?when it was
thought Jehovah favored -the nation
with the largest army; the individ
ual with the most sheep or largest
family. God's favor was judged in
the light of material wealth and
prosperity. Jesus Christ came that
we might not have this confused
conception of God. The primary pur
pose of His life and the central theme
of His teachings was what do we
moan by God and what is the rela
tiun of life tu Him.
"Hie great privilege and the chal
lenge that comes to Christian people
today is to hold up before the world
a true conception of God. TO dO"ttriy
we must know the kind of God we
believe in before we can interpret
life in the light of our God. The only
God with whose existence Christian
people are concerned is the God
who meets us in our religion. This
does not mean that none save Christ
ians known about God, but
that He is best and is only complete
ly known through Christ. Knowledge
of a person depends upon closeness
and intimacy of relationship with
Him. Christians are people who be
lieve that Jesus stood in so close a
relationship with God that He pos
sessed and can share with us a rich
and deep acquaintance with Him.
Taking Christ as our authority the
first and most fundamental thing
we have learned about God is that
He is alive. The prophets often spoke
of Him as "the living God." Christ
reaffirmed and emphasized that way
of thinking-. He taught that "the Fa
ther is life in Himself." We are en
tirely wrong when we think of God
as a blind, unconscious force like
electricity; when we think of Him
as operating the world without
knowing what it is about. Electri
city is a big force, but we do not
measure greatness by bigness, for
a diamond may be worth more than
a mountain. Even a small animal is
greater than one unit of electricity
for it can tt) some extent pick its way
out in the world. It can enjoy pleas
ure and suffer pain and is lea<;t
partially aware of what is going on
Even the most ancient peoples
when they pictured God as moving
on the wind or driving the chariot of
the sun across the sky, knew that
r;?>H ?li\/p Sn any worthy idei
af God must conceive Him as one
How much alive is God is an im
portant question and the one that
seems to trouble us most today.
We know of many degrees and
types of life. The amount of life a
being has is measured by its capac
ity for experience. A standard of
life depends on the power it can ex
ercise and its sensitiveness to the
world in which it lives. By this stan
dard a tree Is barely alive, a dog a
little more so and a man is the most
alive of all beings on the earth. A
man can love, hope, think, plan and
ehoose between right and wrong in
a fashion denied the creatures be
low him. This human type of life is
the kind we call personal or spiri
tual life. The question here is shall
we think of the life of God as be
ing like the lower or highest kind
of life. Shall we think of Him as
feeling and fumbling His way with
out knowing what He is doing? Or is
He ahle to reason, to form Hefinito
purpose and work to carry'tou^
love and kn?w His UiI'llg? ??
to leek good rather than evil* ?oa
? spirit said Je.ua, ?
teachings shows that God? Ufre
of the personal kind. Thia do?
mean that we shall picture God ?? a
magnified man; nor does mean that
our Ufe give# ut a measure of Goo,
for His life may well exceed ours in
ways that we cannot even ?
know It does mean that the qunh y
Of God s lite is the highert
tan imagine, for He ? peraonal lite.
If we think of God as P?*)nal we
can begin to see Him as Creator.
Persons are never completely hap
py unless they are producing some
thing? books, buildings, music, era
ibiations!^etc.Moreover the mtereor
nature of a person ?plains His crea^
tion It is because the artist has
beauty in his heart that he canpm^
duce beauty. It is because God has
personal life in Himself that He can
H^dSeanot create occasionally but
continuously, for the action of God
is Steadily increasing today^ In the
beginning there was only ?hee"^
to be made. That was a simple mat
ter it was largely mechanical. The
production of lower forms of ^
and their slower buildmg up to high
er was a much more complicated pro
cess. With the appearance of man
creation widens into the stillmore
difficult work or educatinghrm for
the civilization of the universe. This
makes God not less but more crea
tively active as the centuries go by.
It "He rested on the Sabbath h)ay
it was because He anticipated the
pleasure of again taking up His crea
tive activity on the following day.
In close relation to the Creative
ness of God stands Christian faith
in the Fatherhood of God.
The word father has in it two ideas
?creation and kinship God is our
Father in the sense that He is the
Author and source of our life, ror
an explanation of our existence we
look up. not down; up to a spiritual
personality greater than ourselves,
not down to a material process that
is taken of itself, lower than the
animals God is also our Father in
the sense that our life is kindred to
His. It is able in its own fashion to
feci, think, and do?personal like
His If we value our existence it is
strange ,f we do not feel our heart
warm toward that great life which
gave us life. For "It is He that has
made, us and not we ourselves; we
are His people."
The Christian religion is no more
than a response to an already exist
,?g attitude of God towards man
We love Him because He frnst
loved us," says Jesus, teaching that
God is lovg. _ , ?.
Christ's saying. "The Father Him
self loveth you," is a declaration and
rui explanation, A father loves his
children first because they are ha.
Even so the divine love of God is the
spontaneous outgoing of the heart of
trod towaids Ills own. With father1
hood goes the insight into the possi
bilities of human life. He creates
nul-i I II-? -"" 11' mill finrf'1 ill each
some promise, some goodness and
beauty?something worthy of being
loved. Thus, while the love of God is
freely given, it is not unnatural nor
Jesus began one of His prayers,
"O righteous Father" and thus de
fined fur us the character of God.
The life of God is right life. It is
this goodness of God that is the true
ground and basis of the Christian
appeal that we ourselves shall learn
to be good: ir ir nor WceuRr God
commands goodness and shall pun
ish us if we do not obey. He can fi
nally put us in possession of the
full values and possibilities of living
only by teaching us and helping Jis
to live right. God is on the side of
goodness in the world and so the
good man must be on God s side.
We can be indifferent to the moral
failure only of those about whom
we do not care. God is not indiffer
ent to the failure of any for He
must seek tu create good in all.
(IrH .. ho it "Iir s1"'!"", ??? Hlive in
CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
The 5th Sunday after Trinity.
Solemn celebration of the Holy
Communion, 8 p. m.
Church school, 9 45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, at
11 a. m.
The regular services of the Pres
byterian Church in Martin County
will be held by the Rev. Z. T Piep
hoff this Sunday.
All the services will be held at the
Regular services Sunday evening
at Riddick's Grove Baptist Church,
at 3 p. m. The pastor expects to be
back. Come out and worship with
the world today when men come to
see and practice His righteous love.
He, by His very nature, is not indif
ferent to greed, selfishness, hatred,
starvation, suffering, and untimely
death administered by men. It tears
at His very heart strings to see men
so cruel. Once the sin of the world
caused the most precious thing that
He possessed, His Son, to suffer hu
miliation and death between' two
criminals. The indifference of His
children caused a pall of darkness to
be shrouded about the whole earth.
Yet He had faith in them, so much
faith that He did not take the power
that He had given to men from
them. He would not visit His chil
dren with wrath for He wanted to
draw them unto Himself. Today as
He walks the highways with the
refugees; as He mingles with the
wounded on the battlefield; as He
pleads with those who are fortunate
enough not to be engaged in con
flict to give a sip of water to parch
ed lips, or food and clothing to chill
ed and famished bodies; He is still
sorry that we are so foolish. Yet His
love still goes out to men as He
pleads with them to worship Him as
the "only true God". Christ is still
in anguish pain pleading, "Father,
forgive them for they know not
what they do."
ST. MARTEVS, HAMILTON
Evening prayer and sermon, at
? p. m
Bible school, 9:49 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a m
Young People's meeting, 7 p. m
Evening worship, 8 p. m
The congregation is kindly re
quested to read, Hebrews 11, 12 and
13 in preparation for Sunday's wor
Regular services will be held at
the Methodist Church Sunday
morning and night.
Sunday school, 9:45 a. m.
Preaching 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.
Epworth league, 7:15 p. m
Mid-week prayer services, Wed
nesday, 8 p. m., lasting 30 minutes.
You are welcome to worship with us
at any or all of these services.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sub
ject: "Ashamed of Christ."
Young People's meeting, 7 p. BL
Subject: "Forgotten Folks."
Evening service, 8 p. m. Subject,
I "Why Men Hated Jesus." The pastor,
j speak at both services,
i The young people returning from
the Young People's conference at
Montreat, Gordon Manning, Delia
Jane Mobley and Evelyn Griffin,
will speak on their conference ex
perience at the 11 o'clock hour.
The young people will hold regular
choir practice Monday, 7:30 p. m.
Annual picnic Wednesday. Cars
Teqying the church at 2 o'clock.
Mid-week service Thursday, 8 p.
m. Subject, "What I Mean To the
Church", the final of three discus
sions along this line.
Having qualified as Administratrix
of the estate of J. B. Hyman, de
ceased, late of Martin County, North
Carolina, this is to notify all persons
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
tins 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. Criteher^Att^^^^^^jil^^t
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