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Tueaday, September 3. !*> Ui.
With the return of nmrc tliaji 8.000 cluldreB
scheduled in the county schools this week, an
earnest appeal for a greater appreciation of life
and limb- is directed to every Martin motor ve
hicle operator. It isn't asking too much of thi
car and truck driver ,to slow down their ve
hicles that human life as enjoyed by the little
tots might blossom forth into womanhood and
The record of past accidents involving school
children in this county shifts the burden of re
sponsibility upon the children rather than
upon the motor vehicle operators It would
appear then that the children should be taught
and drilled in the ways of safety It would also
appear that the driver must awaken to a great
er responsibility, to accept the task of throw
ing a greater safety,-around the life and limb
of the little tots. The motorist may observe the
rules of the road, but he must do more He must
help the little tots observe the rules of the road
by accepting more of the responsibilities of the
The safety of the little tots is placed to a large
extent in your hands. Mr. Motorist. Will you
wantonly violate that trust which necessarily
is placed in you by the mothers and fathers
Intrretlinn Hut B orthle?$
"It would be interesting to know how many
truck loads of dirt arc being dumped on
the river fill,1' a man on the streets reflected
the other dav as he saw two of the State High
way vehicles pass. And possibly it would be
interesting, but it isii't mere numbers that
count The all-important thing to know is that
the fill has been repaired.
One trouble with this country today is that
too everlastingly much time is spent checking
up on ourselves and ignoring the work at hand.
How many times a home agent answenr the
telephone, how many letters the office sends
out and other such trivial information may car
ry a speck of interest to a world gone half mad
over detail, but, in the final analysis, such in
formation isn't worth a tinker If the highway
commission were to attempt to count the truck
luaua as uic^ 11 (Mil lilt* I11I1 SlQt lO Iflt1 F1V
er fill, the services of at least two men and pos
Tsibly four would be required. The services of
those men would prove far more valuable if
their talents were applied to the real task at
A little leaflet from a State agency says,
"County Extension Agents made 201,563 visits
to 104.308 different homes and farms during
1939." Quite interesting, to be sure But it would
be far more interesting if that superfluous in
formation had been left out or never gathered
and the real facts substituted Certainly it
would have been more worthy of the service to
list a survey of their findings to maintain their
respect by not stooping to the task of counting
their steps and offering the count to the pub
lic as proof of their untiring work.
Let the work of the highway truckers and all
public servants shine in their total accomplish
ments and not in the unit count made at the
beckoning call of a disturbing telephone bell.
President 1gain.it Vice l're$ident
It is apparent that the political battle in this
fall campaign will not be fought by Willkie and
Roosevelt of the Republican and Democratic
Parties, respectively;, it would seem that Mr.
Willkie and Mr. McNary, the Republican vice
presidential nominee, will have to harmonize
their own individual policies before either of
them can battle the opposition, for every time
Willkie says he is for something, McNary is
against it, and vice versa.
These are strange times indeed, but no one
ever expected to see the presidential and vice
presidential candidates on the same ticket do
ing battle against each other. And to compli
cate the situation, both of them are in close har
many with major principles of the New Deal.
The morality of an action depends upon the
motive from which we act.?Samuel Johnson.
The wreck of the Roanoke River fill by flood
waters here a few days ago would indicate that
there is loo much super engineering and not
enough common, practical sense applied in the
construction world. The engineer who would
Ignore the advice of the practical and experienc
ed fellow will drift to sea about as quickly as
the practical fellow who ignores the advice of
the engineer or theorist
Roanoke River fill engineers, drawing fan
cy salaries a quarter of a century ago, lived m
the day they worked paying little attention to
Lhe advice offered bv old men who had lived on
the river long years. They did not heed the
friendly suggestions and it was proved within
a few t ears that the vision and foresight of the
engineer was limited. The river fill project and
bridges were out of date in less than a decade.
One thing is certain now and that is sand is
not suitable for the construction of dams in the
Roanoke River lowgrounds Another certainty
is that one can't gamble with the old Roanoke.
The engineers gambled back yonder and thous
ands of people are paying the gambling debt
If it isn't asking too much, the powers that be
are urged to turn to the river for material to
combat the river. A fill of Roanoke River low
land clay will challenge the swift-flowing cur
rents. And a steam shovel or dredge could pick
up and place the dirt with the use of a fleet of
trucks or trains.
just two decades ago, tin 01 a commission puiu
$1,800 for an old sand hill covered with broom
sage which a New York claim agent by the
name of Rogers thought was clover. That "clov
er" field is now scattered over the lowlands and
in the mouths of rivers, creeks and sounds pos
sibly all the way to that point where five sounds
converge to flow through Oregon Inlet into the
Send Them On Over
Contrary to the bitter peace terms inflicted
upon helpless France, Germany is forcing in
to service hundreds of French airplanes against
England In Hitler's eyes. Hitler can do no
wrong. But the rest of the world is wrong when
it does not line up with Hitler. The peaceful
nations, after trying to maintain their neutral
ity. were gobbled up by. Hitler. No overt act
against Germany was necessary to invite an
With these facts staring us squarely in the
face, it would be well for the United States to
consider Britain's plea for sixty old destroy
ers. It is an admitted fact that England can use
them now and we can't. And their use by Eng
land now may mean that we will not find it nec
essary to use them later So, send the boats on
over. It is possible that Hitler would have more
respect for the United States if a definite and
determined policy were taken in contrast to
the pussy-footing and appeasement under which
policies we are now flying Old Glory.
Send Kn\iland Destroyer*
When General John J Pershing asked that
the United States send Great Britain a mini
mum of 50 destroyers immediately, he struck a
blow not only 111 defense of England and of
democracy, but in defense of America itself
Americans are agreed almost 100 per cent
we want to keep the war away from our shores.
This objective, it now appears, may be insured
more effectively by giving enough aid to Eng
land. if possible, to defeat the common enemy
while he is still across the sea.
England is vitally in need of more destroyers
to defend her ship convoys, if reliable reports
can be believed. The Washington Merry-Go
Round reports Britain started the war with 186
destroyers, now has less than 100 in operation,
and that the Germans are sinking or damaging
destroyers at the rate of one a day. That looks
bad when it is realized the destroyer is the only
really feasible warship for convoy protection.
England may bo starved out if the pace con
nations put together, the United States is well
in a position to let England have at least 50. We
could send to the British some of the 123 de
stroyers built during of right after the World
War. These would be effective for convoy duty,
and would not seriously weaken our naval
Strength at home, according to good authorities.
Whether we sold, gave or lent these vessels to
the British, it might be questioned whether it
was an act "short of war" or an act of war. But
that would be beside the point. Few people
doubt that if Hitler polishes off British as he
did France, he will soon turn westward and
we will be in war whether we like it or not.
And now, if we can by. unneutral but non-belli
gerent action, help prevent the day ever arriv
ing when Hitler will bring war to the United
States, certainly we arc helping defend Amer
We have been a little wary of many who
have advocated material aid to Britain. But we
trust General Pershing and respect his judg
ment. In this business of war, somebody's judg
ment has to be relied on. We are willing to risk
Everything that is true is God's Word, who
ever said it.?Zwingli.
We can do anything we want to do if we stick
to it long enough.?Helen Keller.
BELK ' TYLER'S
Lovely new fall dreoet in the new fall
materials Woolens, Romance Crepes, Al
pacas and Spun Rayons. Lots of snappy
styles that are sure to please you. Specially
priced for our TOBACCO JCB1LEE.
A beautiful Detection of new fall coats
in all the newest styles. Tweeds, blacks, the
new blues and browns to select from. BE
SI RE TO SEE THESE.
Extra heavy, smooth quality
"Once in a Blue Moon" sheet
int. Buy all you need at this
Excellent quality, full eut,
satin slips in tearose and white.
AM siiBfi in Btoclc
Extra special tor Tobacco
Jubilee. New fall pal terms In
excellent quality play cloth.
Buy all you need at this price.
Full cut, fine quality, rayon
panties in tailored, lace trim
med and elastic leg.
Sale! 200 Yards
Attractive new fall prints.
Guaranteed last color. Ideal
patterns for school dresses.
Lovely new fall patterns In
fast color printed poplins. Spec
ially priced for this event.
Heavy weight 1 Am
Large Size ? '
MKN'S Bloodhouiul OALLS ... ?9c
BOYS* Bloodhound O ALLS . . . 59c
Heavy weight, single cotton
blankets in attractive plaids. A
real buy for this event.
Chic styles in ail the new tall
colors. Make your selection
early from our large stock.
NEW FALL SILKS
A large variety of lovely fall silks,
serges crepes and spun rayons in all the
new shades including blues, blacks, greens
and browns and a lovely selection of
plaid patterns. TOBACCO JCB1LEE
Solid Color BROADCLOTH 10c
STICK BROOMS 15c
FATHER CKOKCK SHKKTINC 7c
27x27 llcimiicd Diapers. 1-2 doz. 48c
80-stpiarc PRINTS, I'asl color .... 15c
Product PILLOW CASES 10c
Heavy Pari Wool BLANKETS 98c
Colorful Cotton COMPORTS *1.98
Beautiful sheer, all silk, ringless hose in all
the newest fall shades. Buy thrse bv the box.
TOBACCO JCBII.EE SPECIAL.
Attractively styled, full cut,
fast color men's dress shirts in
all the new fall patterns. He
sure to see these today.
Sale! Men ?
Good, tough, full cut work
shirts in both coverts and chaxn
bray.s. Buy all you need at this
low price. All sizes in stock.
Attractively styled, fast col
or school dresses in all sizes. Be
sure to see these today.
Plain marquisettes, dots and
novelty scrims you are sure to
want. Values to 15c.
SALE! NEW FALL SHOES
A full stuck of attractively styled fall
shoes in all the new fall colors. All the
new leathers including kids, patents and
suede combinations for you to select from.
MENS DRESS SOCKS 5c
MENS SHIRTS and SHORTS 15c
MEN S WORK SOCKS .1. 5c
BOYS* DRESS SHIRTS - ISc
MEN'S and BOYS' SWEATERS .Wc
KR1NKEE BEDSPREADS Wc
MEN'S WORK PANTS
Poll cot, well
made, will five
lota of wear
BOYS' WORK SHIRTS
Colors, blue and
rrajr coverts. All
Attractively styled Oxford* in black,
brown and combinations with both Irath
er and crepe soles. See these today.
A large selection of children'*
shoe* In oxford*, strap* and
shoe*. Colors black and brown.
Good, tough work ?hoe* that
will gtve Iota of wear. Leather,
robber and cord soles.
FALL SUITS J
All the new fall styles in worsteds,
tweeds and twists. Extra Special Buy
for This Event.
Men's Dress Shoes
Beautifully styled Fall Shoes In
black and brown. BE SURE TO 8EE
THESE RIGHT AWAY.
Belk - Tyler Go. ? Williamston