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Friday. lugunt HO. IV W.
I'raise For The ISetr Deal
It came from an unexpected source all right,
but the highest praise so far heard for ^he
New Deal was broadcast by Republican Pres
idential Nominee Wendell Willkie in his speech
at El wood. Indiana, recently After reading
what the opposition party champion has to
say, one can't help but sympathize with the
old guarders as they hang far out on the pro
Willkie, taking his text from the very heart
of the New Deal, said.
-I believe that the forces of free enterprise
must be regulalfctf. I am opposed- to business
? I believe in collective bargaining by the rep
resentatives of labor's, own free choice, without
anv interference and in full protection of those
"I believe 111 the maintenance ol minimum
standards for wages and of maximum standards
for hours. 1 believe that such requirements
should constantly rise
"I believe in Federal regulation of interstate
utilities, of securities markets, and of banking.
1 believe in Federal pensions, m adequate old
age benefits, and in unemployment allowances
"1 believe that the Federal Government has
a responsibility to equalize the lot of the farm
er with that of the manufacturer.
"I believe in the encouragement of coopera
tive buying and selling and in the full exten
sion of rural electrification."
Commenting on the "remarkable" address,
the Columbia State of recent date, said;
These policies in which Mi Willkie states
his definite belief are New Deal policies, some
out of the very heart of the New Deal Could
any adminlQfcation receive higher praise than
ance. h> li'L And Mr. Willkie ap
prove_d_ul.su of afl jflrriiiitland short of war, and
of selective service. Remove paragraphs of gen
eral denunciation from the address, and it might
be used by Democratic campaign orators.
It was a strange political address. Old line,
deeply sincere Republicans, the State imagines,
suffered under it Here was their man describ
ing himself as a liberal Democrat Isolationists
alsp must have suffered. for here was their
hope, the Republican candidate, doing precise
ly what they?and he?condemned the Presi
dent for doing, denouncing and threatening for
eign powers. And Republican logicians un
doubtedly suffered because the address had
in it so many contradictions. The New Deal de
clared Mr. Willkie "preaches the doctrine of
division." That's not his doctrine, he said. But
immediately after the impressive list of "I be
lieves," that list of New Deal policies, the Re
publican candidate reached this conclusion:
"The purpose of all such measures (those he
had approved) is indeed to obtain a better dis
tributjon of the wealth and the earning power
of the country."
Mr. Willkie made no direct appeal to the
rank and file of the Republican Party. He even
avoided calling himself a Republican, and most
of the former Presidents he praised, or seem
ed to admire, were Democrats. In one sentence
he grouped Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lin
coln, Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, and Wood
row Wilson Not a word about the once idoliz
ed (by big business) Cal Coolidge. Not a word,
and for good reason about "Normalcy" Hard
ing Not even a word?was there??about the
only living former President, the relentless
Lfighler .agamst the-New Deal, Mr Hoover.
Probably Mr. Willkie believes the rank-and
lile Republicans will go along, anyway, because
| they have nowhere else to go, and that his ap
peal must be mainly and pointedly to Demo
crats and to independents This may be good
strategy?if the regular party leaders do not
become indifferent or resentful under the lead
i ership of a man who does not do as they would
i have hirri do If they do become indifferent, if
the Republican organizations or machines fail
to run smoothly, Mr Willkie will lose millions
of votes. Will he gain more millions by his de
parture from political technique? The answei
will be known next November.
The sharpest summery of the Willkie ad
dress the State has seen tomes from Mr. Nor
man Thomas, the Socialist candidate for Presi
dent: "Mr Willkie made a speech," said Mr
Thomas "which was a synthesis of Guffey's
Kust Rentier, the genealogy of Indiana, the
collected speeches of Tom Girdler and the New
Republic. He agreed with Mr. Roosevelt's en
tire program of social reform, and said it was
leading to disaster. The peech was a class u;
example of the time-honored principle of a stick
of candy for everybody." That summary is more
than sharp it also is intelligent.
The address brought to mind some of those
made by Mr. Landon, the Kepublican candidate
in 1936. He. too, ran on a New Deal platform,
from which he uttered hot criticisms of the
New Deal. Mr Landon gave the country no
real issue in 1936. Mr. Willkie gives it none in
1940. Not yet. anyway. Perhaps, as the cam
paign develops, there will aA>e genuine differ
ences between the two m^lr candidates on
some important domestic matter pr on foreign
policy. But today these lwo splendid gentle
men are. close together in foreign policy and in
political philosophy, and they seem close akin
even in personalities. There are differences, of
course, one of which is that President Roose
velt has had thorough experience,in public life.
Also President Roosevelt is the tallest remain
ing symbol of democracy as a dynamic force
that can take care of its own followers, and th,at
is not afraid of its alien enemies.
Tobarro Markrlinfi Muddlv
Kvi'ii at it's best, tobacco marketing as it is
advanced in this day and age, is bad. No criti
cism is offered of any one. but as the observer
watches the activities he can only see one big
muddle. Certain phases of the marketing pro
gram constitute what mav be termed a racket.
The had situation is traceable to several
sources, and only the fanner can clear up the
situation Warehousemen, struggling to make
a living, and it can be said right here that their
Ijisk is not an easy one, offer certain induce
ment's to certain groups Certain fellows, who
would make money out of the farmer and the
warehousemen, too, form contacts and haul to
bacco to designated houses. Somebody must
pay the bill, and nine times out of ten the far
mer pays. The farmer whose tobacco is sold on
act "off" day?is told that Ins tobacco was a lit
tle loo high in order or something else was
wrong By stretching the truth, the truckers ex
plain away those bad sales and insist that more
tobacco be delivered to a certain town and a
It is the farmer's right to sell tobacco on any
market or in any house he chooses, but he
should get wise to some of the tricks that are
pulled at his expense. Some plans, no doubt, are
legitimate and work to the advantage of both
the tobacco farmer and the warehousemen, but
all plans should be scrutinized closely by the
farmer before he agrees to pay out money that
he could well save by serving himself.
The Prayer of a
By REV. JAMES H SMITH
Pastor, Wllllsmston Memorial
When Aaron sinned in helping the
Israelites make a golden calf for
idol worship the Lord's anger was
kindled against him and he was in
danger of being destroyed by God's
wrath. But Moses interceded to God
in his behalf and Aaron was spared
the destruction of the Lord's dis
pleasured?Elijah. a man who could
be terribly despondent at times and
who, as James said, was subjecCTo
like passions as we are, prayed earn
estly that it might not rain and it
rained not for the space of three and
one half years. Then he prayed for
rain "and it came to pass that the
heaven was black with clouds and
there was a great rathHezeklah
was very ill and was told to make
out his last will and testament, but
as a result of sincere prayer the
Lord added fifteen more years to
his life. James said that the prayer
of faith shall save the sick, and the
Lord shall raise him up; and if he
has committed sins, they shall be
forgiven him (James 5:15). Jesus
said: If ye abide in me, and my words
abide in you, ye shall ask what ye
will, and it shall be done unto you
The President of the United States
has set aside Sunday, September 8.
as a day of prayer when Americans
of every creed and denomination
should ask God to grant to this land
and to this troubled world a right
eous and enduring peace. What a
noble proclamation is this request
for prayer. We believe the Lord
wants us to have peace, but are we
willing to accept and do His right
eousness? The effectual fervent
prayer of a righteous man availeth
much (James 5:16). This call to
prayer for the salvation of our sons
and our very civilization will put
our righteousness to the test.
More things arc wrought by pray
er than this world dreams of. Where
fore let thy voice rise like a foun
tain for me night and day. For what
are men better than sheep and goats
that nourish a blind life within the
b>ain, if, knowing God, they lift not
hands of prayer both for themselves
and those who call them friend? For
so the whole r,ound earth is every
way bound by gold chains about
the feet of God."
NOTICE OF SALE
North Carolina. Martin County.
County of Martin vs. Sudie Jones
and W. W. Griffin.
Under and by virtue of a judg
mcnt in the above entitled proceed
ing on the 5th day of August, 1940,
by L. B. Wynne, Clerk of the Super
ior Court of Martin County, the un
dersigned will offer for sale to the
highest bidder for cash, on Monday,
te 9th day of September, 1940, at
twelve -o'clock noon, in front of the
courthouse door in the town of Wil
liamston, the following described
tract or parcel of land, to wit:
A tract of land lying and being in
Williams Township. Martin County,
N\ C ., containing 5 acres, more or
less, bounded On the West by the
Lanier heirs, on the North by the
Lanier heirs and Frank Barber, on
the East by the Settler Jones land,
and on the South by the Lanier heirs
and being the same land listed to Su
die Roberts for taxes in the year 1931
and being described on said tax re
ceipt as 5 acres of Island land
This-the 8th dav of August. 1940.
CHAS H. MANNING.
NOTICE OF SALE
North Carolina. Martin Cnunty. 4?
The Superior Court.
County of Martin vs. William Stokes
Under and by virtue of an order
of sale and judgment in the above
entitled proceeding made by L. B.
Wynne, Clerk of the Superior Court
of Martin County on the 12th day of
August, 1940, the undersigned cum
missioner will, on Saturday, tfte i4th
day of September. 1940. at twelve
o'clock noon, in front of the court
house door in the town of Williams
ton, offer for sail- to the highest bid
der for cash the following described
real estate, to wit:
Sunday school, 9 45 a. m j
Morning worship, U a. m.
B. T. U. 7 p m.
The evening service will be a spec
ial mwical program
Bible school, 9:45 a. m
Morning worship, 11 a. m
The Woman's Council meets at
the church on Monday afternoon at
Regular mid-week prayer service
will be resumed on Wednesday eve
ning at eight o'clock.
Rev, Gilbert D. Davis, of Bell Ar
thur, will speak at the morning wor
ship There will be no evening serv
ice at the local church due to the
pastor being engaged in evangelis
tic services at Timothy Church in
Gnfton, N. C.
CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
15th Sunday after Trinity.
Celebration of the Holy Commun
ion, 8 a. m
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Celebration of the Holy Commun
ion and sermon, 11 a. m.
- All tlie regular service* will be
hcld at all points this Sunday. The
Rev. F. E. Manning, of Union, S. C-,
wiil conduct the services ordinarily
conducted by Rev. J W Vinson, Jr.
It is hoped that all the members of
Bear Grass and Roberson\s Chapel
churches will hear Mr. Manning
The Gold Point and Poplar Point
Chapels will go on their annual Sun
day School picnic this afternoon.
The fall evangelistic meetings, con
ducted by the Presbyterian Church
throughout the county, will begin
next Thursday night at 8 p. m., in
the church at Bear Grass. The Rev
S. B M. Ghiselin, of Salem, Va., will
bring the messages. Following the
meeting at Bear Grass, the one at
Poplar Point will be held and fol
lowing it the one -at Roberson's
Chapel. Mr. Ghiselin will be with us
One lot in the town of Williams
ton adjoining the lands of Chas. H.
Jenkins, R. A. Lloyd and others, be
ginning at a stake on Washington
Street and running 50 feet along
said street and being 210 feet deep,
said land being more fully describ
ed in deed from Wheeler Martin,
commissioner, to Wiliikm Stokes and
wife, Hannah Stokes, recorded in
Book D-3, at page 231.
This the 14th day of August, 1940.
CHAS. H. MANNING,
for around five weeks and it is hoped
that everyone will avail himself of
the opportunity to hear him regu
The young people of Albemarle
Presbytery will meet for their fall
conference in New Bern on Satur
day of this week. Large groups us
ually go from Martin County to these
conferences and it is hoped that we
will be well represented at this
ST. MARTIVS, HAMILTON
19th Sunday after Trinity.
Evening prayer and sermon, at
8 p. m
Regular services Sunday at 11 a
m. and ? p. m All members are
urged to be present and the public
North Carolina. Martin County. In
The Superior Court.
County of Martin against Tom Fer
rv and others
The defendant*, Annie Perry Mob
ley and husband. John Mobley. and
Whichard Bros, a corporation, above
named, will take notice that an ac
tion entitled as above has been com
menced in 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 defend
ants 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 section, or the plaintiff
will apply to the Court for the relief
demanded in said complaint.
This the 13th day of August, 1940.
L. B WYNNE.
Clerk Superior Court of
al6-4t Martin County.
NOTICE OF SALE
North Carolina. Martin County.
County of Martin vs. C. D. Perkins,
and wife, Blanche Perkins, T. B.
Slade, trustee, W. S. Rhodes, 1). G.
Matthews, II. G. Horton, trustee.
Standard Oil Company ot New
Jersey, G. H. Harrison and C. A.
Harrison, partners trading as Har
rison Oil Company, Paul Auto
Supply Company and Goodyear
Tire and Rubber Co,
Under and by virtue of a judgment
9th day of September, 1940. at twelve
o'clock noon, in front of thd'court
liouse door in the town of Williams-'
ton, the following described tracts of
First Tract: That parcel of land
situated in Hamilton, N. C., and be
ing on Main Street, bounded by J.
P. Boyle land and others, and being
known as the Perkins garage lot,
containing one-half acre, mora or
leas, and known as the 11th tract ia
the W. L. Sherrod heirs partition.
Second Tract: A lot in the town of
Hamilton, N. C , deeded by D. G.
Matthews and wife to Anthony and
Bryan, and of record in the public
registry of Martin County in Book
RRR at page 204
Said two above described tracts
in the above entitled proceeding on
the 5th day of August, 1940, by L
B. Wynne, Clerk of the Superior
Court of Martin County, the under
signed will offer for sale to the high
est bidder for cash, on Monday, the
of land being the same laid describ
ed in deed of trust from C. D. Per
kins and wife to T. B. Slade, Jr.,
trustee for Slade Rhodes and Co.,
and of record in Book S-2, at page
This the 8th day of August, 1940.
CHAS H MANNING.
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?For Sale At
Palmolive 3 for 20c
Su|>er Suds (blue box) sm 3 fr 25c
Super Suds (blue box) Ik 2 (or 43c
Octagon Soap, giant 6 'or 25c
Octagon Soap, small 10 for 23c
Octagon Powder, large 6 (or 25c
Octagon Powder, small 10 for 23c
Octagon Toilet C (or Ue
Octagon Cleanser 2 (or 9c
Octagon Flakes 2 for 18c
Octagon Granulated 2 for 18c
Crystal White Soap 3 (or 14c
Klex (Pumice) Soap 3 for 14c
Crrme Oil Soap 3 for 14c
Universal Soap 3 for 14c
rriple Cake Soap 3 for 19c
Palmolive 3 for Mc
Super Suds (blue box) sm 3 fr 25c
Super Suds (blue box) If 2 (or 43c
Octagon Soap, giant 6 for 25c
Octagon Soap, small 10 (or 23c
Octagon Powder, large 6 (or 25c
Octagon Powder, small 10 (or 23c
Octagon Toilet ti (or 25c
Octagon Cleanser 2 for 9c
Octagon Flakes 2 (or 18e
Octagon Granulated 2 (or 18c
Crystal White Soap 3 (or 14c
Klex (Pumice) Soap 3 (or 14c
Creme Oil Soap 3 for 14c
I'niversal Soap 3 for 14c
Triple Cake Soap 3 for 10c
Vogue 3 (or 14e
Fairsex 4 for 16e
Moore Grocery Co.
Believe me. t|
unless your car is ready for it. So why not
play safe and have your car Sinclair-ized for
Summer today? See your nearby Sinclair
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Turnage Theatre ? Washington, N. C.
Sunday-Monday September 1-2
"The Man 1 Married"
JOAN BENNETT and FRANCIS LEDERER
Tuesday -Wedneaday September 3-4
"Women In War"
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Thursday r?epirmorr 3
"Blomlir Ha* Servant Trouble"
Penny slmleton, Arthur Lake. Larry Simms
Friday-Saturday September 6-7
"Andy Hardy Merit Debutante"
Micltev Kxmnrv. Judv Garland. Lewis Stone
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New Series Opens Saturday, September 7
The average safe investment today is yielding a very low
rate of interest. Building and Loan shares (depression test
ed) si ill offer a good yield w ith safety. We invite you to
snhserihe for shares in our new series, which will open on
Saturday. September 7th.
For Stability, Prosperity and Protection
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