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Tuetdtrs, December 10, IV Ul.
('aline For Concern
Adolf Hitlers drive to enslave lite world is
nut the only serious threat to civilization today.
There is another threat, a threat that can be
observed right here in this little town, thous
ands of miles removed from the turmoil and
strife now being shared by millions. The threat
is found in our indifferences to the basic things
in life. In trying to understand the fall of France
we look vainly to the military, overlooking the
indifference of the French leaders and their
followers to the basic ideals of life
Day by day we follow the course of events
as they transpire in the air and on the battle
front thousands of miles away. We somehow
or other hope longingly that the tide of bar
barism will be checked, that humanity will be
made no longer to suffer and that mad men
may see the futility of their efforts and error of
All the while we express a hope for the help
less across the sea, we are inviting and court
ing disaster at home. Count the number of
church attendants, and choose any church you
wish in doing it. Compare the sums spent in
our mad rush for pleasure with the meager
support pledged the church. Stop and think,
how the things that should be first are placed
last, and the last things are placed first. That's
bad enough within itself, but in our present
frame of mind, we entertain the idea that it is
all right to satisfy our greed and mad pleasures
first and leave the drippings for other things
that are worthwhile, things that we would not
want to live without and yet things that we
hesitate to support.
The Wiiliamston Greater Church Associa
tion and the religious leadership of this com
munity recognize the seriousness of our ways,
and they are appealing to the people of this
town and community to do something in an ef
fort to solve a problem that is becoming ever
darker and threatening to overshadow common
decency and the finer ideals of life us they re
late to religion and the common bonds of friend
ship among men.
Just as the present administration in Wash
ington acted to help the common man maintain
his self respect and to kep the faith in his coun
try; let us as individuals work together to re
build our basic defense by maintaining our re
ligious institutions, encouraging our law-en
forcement agencies and placing a greater value
on what is right before the Creator and all
mankind. We may build a Maginot line of steel
and concrete, but without moral and religious
strength we will crumble in the dust
The local church association is appealing to
each of us to help build a common defense. In
this day of world unrest and suffering it is in
deed timely that we heed that appeal. The facts
as they are found in the church attendance rec
ords not in other towns but right here in Wii
liamston are cause for deep concern. If our
forefathers thought it worthwhile to brave the
open seas and experience the dangers and
hardships of a wilderness that they might gain
an heritage for their religious beliefs, surely
it is worthwhile that we act today to maintain
at such little cost the continued rights to those
beliefs and all the good that is derived from
f armer* Continue March
In voting for continued quotas, cotton farmers
throughout the belt continued their march
toward equality with industry. That the new
farm program, as we know it, has its faults and
drawbcaks is to be admitted, but when other
industry scaled the peak where it could mas
ter men and mafltets, a free people could not
be expected to remain in the valleys and accept
the edicts coming from the self-made mas
During these past eight years,, there has been
no evidence that industry would give up its
seat voluntarily and recognize the right of the
fanner, his wife and children to live and en
joy some of the good things in life. Refusing to
budge from ita lofty perch, industry literally
invited the farmer to climb for himself. With
the strong arm of a free government to assist
him, the fanner is climbing; he is on the march
to claim equality with industry. It may be bit
ter for both industry and agriculture in the fu
ture. but the lot will not be so difficult to bear
when all are fed out of the same spoon. The
unfairness in our economic system back in
the early period of this decade would have
brought us down into revolution had no effort
been made to wipe out that inequality.
Cotton farmers have again rocogniasd the
value of the new farm program. They are de
termined to continue their march, and no dis
gruntled group can hold them back
The vote in Martin County was encouraging.
It shows that our farmers remember when cot
ton sold for five cents and when peanuts went
begging for a market at less than a copper pen
ny They recall that nothing was attempted
then tV save them from bankruptcy other than
a vain promise that prosperity was just around .
the "corner. |
Firework* and Itinrrrliun j
While it is readily admitted that the powder j|
placed in fin-works would be far more bene
ficial to mankind if it were used to stop Hitler,
the nervous and the old just as well make up ?,
their minds td accept the cannon crackers and 1
torpedoes at Christmas time It may appear to ^
some that the youth, especially in the South,
desecrates the Christmas season with his bois
terous shooting and whooping. The practice j
does not look just right and certainly it does '
nm 'fit into the spirit of ih<r~scason. but the ei- ? j
decs have taught yGuth to expect a bundle of
firecrackers at Christmas time and to take them
away from the innocent would compare in ser
iousness with the refusal of milk to the hun
gry. In fact, hungry youth right here on local
streets has spent its last nickel for a package
of firecrackers and boasted that it was not at
To deny youth a bundle of firecrackers would
not solve the problem. Recognizing the problem
at its face value, the elders, dispensers and
spohce will find it well worth while to try to
do the best next thing. That is to teach the
youth to use discretion, to realize that the
things are dangerous when carelessly handled
Just as we would hate to see youths denied
the privilege of shooting a bundle of firecrack
ers, we would hate to see the police remain idle
when they should be warning youth against
the promiscuous firing of the things. Parents
should instruct their children against shooting
fireworks on the streets and in other public
places. and they should warn them against the
dangers that accompany the use of the crack
ers. It would not be a had idea for parents and
children, too, to read the old newspaper files of
a year ago and recall the fireworks accidents
that cost numbers of children one or more fin
gers and others their lives. ???
But it is hardly fair to take away from youth
something that it has been brought up to ex
Human Lives On Salons' Conscience
If the House Committee on Mines and Min
ing hadn't blocked enactment of the Neely
Keller Federal Mine Inspection bill, -10 men
trapped this week in an Ohio coal mine, with no
hope of rescue, might have lived to spend
Christmas with their families.
The legislation passed the Senate nearly a
year ago, after a terrible disaster in a West
Virginia mine. It has been blockaded in the
House committee, which has ignored human
rights at the behest of lobbyists for the Nation
al Coal Association, the American Mining Con
gress, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the
reactionary---James administration ill Pennsyl
Miners are killed at the rate of five a day,
but does that shocking fact disturb obstruction
ist members of the committee? Since the Fed
eral inspection bill was first presented to Con
gress, more than 1,600 coal diggers have lost
their lives in accidents that were probably pre
ventable. That is a terrible burden resting on
the conscience of Congressmen who arbitrar
ily denied protection to men who work under
If the bill stays pickled in committee, it will
die with this session of Congress and the fight
for safeguards must start all over again. How
many more men must be killed before House
leadership is shocked out of its calloused indif
ference? ___ ? ?
Hanker Carries Hate To
Greater hatejiath no man than a banker dis
appointed in politics.
J. W. Nichols, president of the First Nation
al Bank of Englewood, a suburb of Chicago,
during the recent presidential campaign warn
ed depositors that the re-election of President
Roosevelt might mean the end of the bank.
This week he did what he could to make that
prediction a reality when he advised depositors
to withdraw their money and "go bury it in
a tomato can pi your vegetable garden." -
If all bankers were to give the same advice,
and depositors were to follow it, this country
would be in a sorry state. Fortunately, howev
er, among sensible Americans there will be
even less disposition to follow Nichols on finan
cial matters than on political questions.
Depositors of his bank may conclude that the
only one thing wrong with it is its president.
A condition has grown up in which our
young at homo can only study with a radio
running, in case of a breaking development in
geography.?Los Angeles Times.
The Ideal (lift For
The Lovely Lady
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section offers a beautiful and complete line
of lingerie of all kinds for the most discrim
inating tastes. Make your selections here. In
lovely Christmas boxes for you.
Goicns ? Pa jamas
lied Jackets ? Slips
Perhaps she needs an attractive handbag
such as these to complete an otherwise at
tractive outfit. In all the newest colors, shapes
Ideal gifts for the family. At
tractive combinations of towels,
bathmats and bath cloths. Col
ors to match the color schemes
in the bath.
Full cut rayon
legs. Color tea
A large stuck of lovely gift handkerchiefs to
choose from. Lovely linen handkerchiefs in ap
plique, embroideries, and lace trimmed. In white
and colors .A gift that is sure to please.
5c ? 48c
Large Sire Brocaded SILK PILLOWS ?
In all colors. AN IDEAL GUT
I.OVKIA I'ICTI KKS
lovely pictures 48*-98cl
in all sizes
WASH CLOTH SETS
An appropriate gift. Choose
the colors that will match your
25c ? 48c
Hosiery for the lady of your choice. Nothing
would delight her more and you may rest assur
ed there is always a need for them. latest col
ors and a full stock of sizes.
Lovely sheer ring
less crepe hose, two,
three & four thread
In all the newest col
ors. An Ideal gift.
For a less expen
sive gift ? these
Moon-Glo Hose will
end your gift prob
The Ideal Gift
Lovely Chenille spreads, both
single and double bed site.
Give a gift that will endure. All
wanted colors In stock.
Felts and kid* in Hit sole
and leather sole. Many smart
styles to choose from. All col
ors and sites.
Lovely sheer Nylon Hose in
nil the new winter shades. Make
your selection early while our
stock Is complete.
in fast color
prints and silks
Attractive lueraxe, both plain
and fitted cases, in leather and
striped canvass. Be sure to see
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9 80 ? 812.95
Attractive ftft acta for men.
Belts, suspender*, cottar pins,
etc. A larro stock to select from.
50c ? $2.00
seta in advertised
and powder are
ed at Christmas.
All new shades
in plain fabrics,
kids, kid com
GIFT CARD TABLES
Sturdy-built pictorial card
tables. A Kilt that should be ap
preciated in every home.
SALAI) & FBI IT BOWLS
Large size wooden salad and
fruit bowls. An attractive gift.
l.inriLs fur thr home are al
ways acceptable. When it's lin
ens you are considering, see
our stock FIRST.
25c ? $5.95
Give a gift that will remind
them of you for years to come.
They will appreciate one of
these lamps that will go well
with any setting.
98c ? $3.95
Attractive vases, large plates,
cheese and crackers, etc., in a
beautiful shade of red glass. An
oval, and ob
Attractive novelties that are
ideal gifts. Be sure to see this
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25c ? 98c
For .4 Man'*
t: II R IS T M A S
Nothing appeals to a man more
han a nice robe. You will find a
omplete assortment ready for you
it HiCLK-TYI.FR'S. Flannels and
;ilks in a lovely range of new styles
ind colors. All sizes.
CANDIES and NUTS
Make the Christmas joy com
plete with a box of randy or an
assorted package of nuts and
A large assortment of new
patterns. An ideal gift for the
A large assort
ment of Christ
mas ties now in
our stock. Buy a
tie for the man
on your list.
Brit Sets utid Suspenders
Attractive Christmas pack
ages. Men always appreciate
belts and suspenders at Christ
Attractive billfolds that are
ideal gifts for men.
Smoking stands ? a useful
gift Every home should have
In all wanted
leathers, i n -
eluding f u r
lined and pig
Warm wool blankets, both
singles and doubles. A large as
sortment to select from. Blan
kets are an ideal gift. Make
your selection NOW.
ment of colors,
styles and sizes
for you to se
SCARFS, The Ideal Gift
Warm woolen and silk scarfs.
A Rood assortment of colors.
A large stock of men's hand
kerchiefs to select from. See
Socks are al
ated ? Take
care of the
men on your
Make shaving a luxury with
one of these attractive shaving
Good quality kid slippers la
both soft and leather soles. Well
made. Blacks and browns. All
rises. An Ideal gift for men.
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