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Friday. September 27. If W.
Death On l.aml Antl Sea
The contents of the four column headlines an
nouncing the loss of 300 lives, including thos<
of 83 refugee children, were shocking to news
paper readers this week. And such news is real
In the same mail hut tucked awav in statisti
tal form came a report 011 the automobile
deaths in N'oith Carolina during the first eight
months of the year The grim toll up to the first
of this month stood at 49!! or 300 more than the
number lost'in tin sea tragedy a week ago On
an average, five persons e ? ve been kileld so fat
in each count;, of the Stall This number is al
most as large as die number of Martin County
men killed in the World War. and represents
about one-twentieth of the number of young
men likely to bi called into active military
service this year
The sinking of the !ef?i:i;ee ship is shocking
to the minds of those Who still place a common
value on human l.fThere's no end1 to the writ
ings and talking about the universal military
training program, and the war itself keeps us
jittery. These combined are bad enough, to be
sure, but it would appear that the death toll
exacted day m and?day out on our highways
is a grave problem, too
Only eleven counties counted no highway
deaths during the first eight months of 1940
Martin County counts only two to date It is
encouraging to note that the count is less than
the average for the State and five less than the
count during the first eight months of last year.
But even though the death count is running
behind that of a year ago. it is indeed apparent
that we as motorists and pedestrians continue
indifferent to the danger that lurks on the high
ways and streets with the passing of each cat.
Much will have been accomplished 111 the di
rection of safety when every motorist and ev
ery pedestrian awakens to the danger of mod
ern-day travel and turns his thoughts to Un
determined prevention of death and destruc
tion on our highways. There's little me. as in
dividuals. can do about death on the high seas,
but it is an established fact that we can and
should do something about the slaughter on
our highways m?t str....is
Threat f'? /(c/igion ?
It would appear that the pulpit has cast ?s?dt*
its eceleastical robe anil plunged head first in
to politics. A religious leader, apparently wed
ded to Old Guard Republicanism and feeding
front the trough of ill-gotten wealth, declares
that a third term for President Roosevelt will
threaten the spiritual and religious life of the
There has been no third-term question prior
to this year, but already the Spiritual and re
ligious life is at a low ebb. No third-term can
be held responsible to the power dive the re
ligious life of this country has taken during the
past two decades. It is possible that a third term
will hold the foundation of this nation and
other nations of the world together long en
ough for the church to awaken from its lethar
gy and save itself. A government similar to
that experienced in this country in the early
thirties will afford a foundation for the church.
And a return to that type of government will
mean the overthrow of religion and the church
It is to be remembered that the church was
tiampled in Russia when millions were starv
ing and the elite were mocking the^Almighty
with their empty religion as practiced in the
II the church of this country wishes to be push
ed into the background then let it line up with
those politicians who would deny democracy a
helping hand and who would kick President
Roosevelt out during this, the greatest crucial
period in the history of mankind
The Ihiiifi S/ieaks For Itself
The Detroit Free Press one of the ultra-con
servative journals, uncovered another episode
in which Republican politicians employed un
fair tactics in the furtherance of their candi
date The Latins of old would say under simi
lar circumstances, "Res ipsa loquitur" (the thing
speaks for itself)
G. O. P. Learns It Can't Keep Roosevelt
Down at the Fair
The State Fair Board of Managers, being Re
publican almost to a man, was loyal to the
Grand Old Party to the end of the fair Sunday
night, even though they may not have been
entirely, ethical in the way they tried to keep
the G. O R in the ascendancy.
That, at least, was the way it looked to Mr.
and Mrs Henry Rauch, of 59 Seward, who paid
95 good New Deal dollars to rent a concession
at the fair where they sold Roosevelt and Will
kio stickers and buttons and kept a public score
hoard to show how the sales were going.
All was well w ith their concession until last
Wednesday when, for the first time, the num
ber of Roosevelt buttons sold exceeded the num
ber of Willkie buttons. The scoreboard in front
of their concession proclaimed that the Presi
dent was in the lead in the Rauch straw voting.
"Soon after the scoreboard showed Roosevelt
ahead." Rauch Said Sunday^ with a note of bit
terness "Schrader came over and told us to
contrive to make Willkie lead the vote or else
take the board down "
"Schrader" is Lester R. Schrader, of Center
ville. a member of the board of managers who
is in charge of renting concession space.
"He told us to start counting twice as much
for a Willkie sale as for a Roosevelt sale," Mrs.
Rauch chimed in.
Rauch bail Iwen eiiiml mg l ive vntoi fur i .uli -
candidate with every button sale. After Schrad
er bad issued his ultimatum he counted 10 votes
for every Willkie sale. Rauch said.
Things went along more smoothly until Sun
day night, when, despite the 2-to-l handicap,
Roosevelt again forged into the lead.
Within 2 minutes," Rauch said, "Schrader
was over here, and lie took our scoreboard
Willkie Trails Again
Rauch borrowed another makeshift score
boiird at about 0:90 p. in Sunday ahd chalked up
the coned score. It stood Roosevelt, 5,260; Will
"That's the right score, and we are going to
4teep it rtght for the rest of the pinning If
can," said Rauch.
Schrader was "out to dinner" when the new
scoreboard went up At a late hour, however,
the board was still there.
Bible School, 1*45 a. m.
Morning worahip, 11 a. m
Morning worahip, 11 a. m.
Training Union, 8:30 p. m
Evening worship, 7:30 p. m.
A large attendance is expected for
all the services Sunday. It is Church
Loyalty Day. Hie subject lor the
morning service is "How to Enjoy
Church Life." The evening service
begins a series of sermons in the
book of Mark. The sermon-subject is
"The Beginning of the Gospel." 1
CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
19th Sunday after Trinity
Celebration of the Holy Commun
ion; * a. m.
Church school, 9:45 a. m
Morning prayer and sermon at
11 a m
Sunday school, 9:45 a. m
Morning worship, 11 a. m
Young People's service. 6:30
Evening service, 7 JO p. m.
Rev. Harrit To Conduct
Revival Meet At Dardent
A revival will begin at the Oar
dens Christian Church, Sunday,
September 29, at 7:30 Rev Roy
Harris, of Fairfield, will conduct the
services, which will continue through
Government Issues Call
For Mora Skilled Workers
Repeated calls are being issued by
the United States Government for
skilled workers, a late release from
the Civil Service Commission stat
ing that skilled laborers are urgent
ly needed in the various navy yards,
depots and other branches of the de
Hie call is principally for machin
ists, shipwrights, mechanics, elec
tricians, aircraft woodworkers, cop
persmiths, dies inkers, shipfitters and
others. Positions are now waiting
and begging for skilled workers in
a dozen or more states.
"HE'S RUNNKV, AINT HE?"
An old Negro Mammy in the South
asked if she thought the President
would be re-elected, replied. "He's
ramin', ain't he?" 1
I Jura termer it laokv
Over Third Rater .4 Item) *
Senator Ashursl, of Anions. -who
once expressed himself against a
third term for Presidents, was chal
lenged in the Senate as to his posi
tion now. "I am an advocate of the
right of public men to change their
minds." he replied. "In this particu
lar instance, I have not changed my
mind, but I am confronted with such
a situation that I must vote for a
third termer or a third rater, and I
prefer to vote for a third termer ra
ther than a third rater."
Transylvania County beekeepers
report that this year's honey flow
has been much better than that of
last year, says Edwin I* Shore, as
sistant farm agent of the State Col
lege Extension Service.
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DAYLIGHT SAVING IS NOT MODERN
Popular tf.ojgKf notwithstanding, the idee of
ciock one hour to provide more doyfigh*. wo,
yeers ego by America's grend old choreetos peliiat
men?inventor?scientist?e*d publisher. *" 1
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