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Friday, February 2H. IVtl.
Prohibition To Tho Trout 4jfuiu
Representative McGuuau, of Pender Coun
ty, uncorked the bottle^ and the current legis
lature after struggling along in an and climate
is likely to be drenched in liquor from now on
The Pender representative last Friday drop
ped a bill into the legislative hopper calling for
a liquor referendum
The liquor problem in prohibition days was
had enough, and now after six years of haphaz
ard and so-called control that problem is worse
than it ever was in Martin County. Under pro
hibition the liquor problem was confined to li
quor itself, but during recent months the prob
lem is presenting itself in other fields Gradual
ly but surely the problem has reached the po
litical fields, numbers of people declaring vol
untarily that they would vote against the ille
gal stores for this reason and that reason. The
,,r..r:,iw,n ,.1 the system has cast suspicion over
all other governmental departments, and where
the issue was once centered on liquor itself it
now threatens to split those ranks upon which
good government draws its support
While a few voices are still heard in advanc
ing the morals of the problem, the common
masses are more interested in the economic
side They call attention to the large sums of
money that leave the county annually in pay
ment of liquors purchased in other states. They
point out that the tax burden is as great as it
was during the old prohibition era. They do
not stop there but go on to condemn and criti
cise those who handle the control plan. They
even go further and condemn all government,
more or less
Aftei neai ly six years, control as it is known
in the 26 "wet" counties has not solved tire li
quor problem, and it is fairly certain that the
present system never will solve it Neither will
prohibition solve tin- problem until the people
take a definite stand against old John Barley
The liquor problem cannot be solved by sta
tistics offered by the wets on the one hand and
by the drys on the other. The facts recorded
since 1935 in this county show little improve
ment over those recorded prior to 1935 There
is argument in those facts for both sides If we
would build a safer and saner world, we will
be obliged to start at the bottom and teach the'
value of soberness, and then by all means prac
tice what is preached.
There is some doubt Whether the legislature
will call a referendum. If we are going to vote
our honest convictions and act independent
ly of grudges and revenge, then it will be well
to call a referendum. If we are going to cast a
spite vote, support prohibition at the polls and
attack it in every-day life it would be better if
no referendum is called and a vote never poll
ed It is beginning to appear that neither pro
hibition nor control will solve our problems.
For either of them to accomplish much we will
have to repair our moral fabrics and stress the
finer ideals of life.
The I'ltzzlinfi Worltl
Forgetting all about the war and the troubl
ous times throughout the world for the moment,
one in turning to his own backyard will find a
puzzle facing him.
Ham Fish, a bitter opponent of President
Roosevelt's foreign policy, was elected by a
people who, according to a reliable poll, favor
the President's foreign policy. But even Fish's
re-election is not near so puzzling as the re
election of one Play Boy Bob Reynolds by the
North Carolina electorate.
It is little less than an astonishing mystery
why y sane and sensible people should re-elect
Boh Reynolds His re-election is enough to
question mil uwil ability. He is a remarkable
politician, hut offsetting that questionable as
set are an almost endless list of liabilities. Mr.
Josiah William Bailey has been disappointing
off many occasions ,to be sure, but that guy
Reynolds with the yellow streak down his
spine has been disgusting on all occasions.
It is fairly certain that the four-flusher would
have supported the lease-lend bill had a per
oxide blonde been attached to the measure.
Which makes it just that much clearer that
the actions oi voter's offer an unexplored field
for study by social psychologists.
Democrat-y'? IIiffh Tradition
Christian Science Monitor.
Recently in an American high school library
a lad aloud looking at the photograph of-a class
which had graduated more than half a century
ago He turned to the principal who happened
to hi in tid- I'doni una- naia, "i imh traditions.
They give you a feeling that you belong to
something that others have cared about."
Untold generations ago, mankind began
building traditions. Now the nations of ? the
Old World are engaged 111 a great struggle to
see if those traditions shall continue to endure.
The traditions of the democratic way of living
face if time of supreme testing.
The issue is clear cut. On one hand is the rec
ognition of the free human personality with
its traditional rights of freedom in speech, re
ligion, press, and the pursuit of happiness by
democratic methods; on the other, is establish
ment of a totalitarian system of government
whereby the individual's personality is sub
merged and civilized influences obliterated.
The democratic idea is the integrity of the
individual. United, steadfast, and believing in
high traditions, democratic peoples are high
ly resolved to preserve this priceless heritage
Tlicy ? ill
Banker says that women will have all the
wealth in the county by the year 2035 Well, by
that time they'll be welcome to ours.?Western
"Maybe it proves nothing, but the only land
with a Congress is the one where the radio ad
vertises headache powders."?Robert Quillen.
-genie" with the light brown shirt
By REV. JOHN HARDY
Church Of The Advent
St. Paul is on the road to Daroes-1
:us when a great light appears to
him and his new insight makes him
i different man. What manner of
nan was this who had a vision of the
Lord Jesus? He was a gentleman, of
i good family, with excellent social
?onnections. He was a scholar, both
jf the Hebrew tradition and also of
jreek literature and philosophy. He
vas a Roman born citizen. He was
i Pharisee, conventionally mogt re
lgious. All that was to his credit;
but alas, for him life began and end
?d in Paul. He was soul-weary, un
lappy. Just being a gentleman, a
(choir, a citizen, leads only to re
spectability; and unlightened re
spectability results only in death to
he soul. There is need for something
?lse; and that something is a vision
>f God as the center of all that is,
ncluding one's own life.
At last to Paul the Risen Lord j
ip pea red. a great light. The sight
)f Jesus is always a great light. All
he sickness of fed-up souls ? all
loubts, uncertainties and dark fore
boding?are done away with by Him
vho is Light of Light It is hard to
lescribe such illumination to those
vho are unenlightened. Overpower
ed, overawed by brightness, Paul
leard a voice saying, 'I am Jesus. Be
lot afraid; it is I. I am the Way. I
im the Dpor. By Me if any enter in,
le shall find rest. 1 am the Good
Shepherd, and I know My sheep by
"What shall I do, Lord'.'" It is not
trange that when one who has been
iclf-centered has seen the Lord, that
me instantly demands to know what
t is that he is to go and do. It is
till self that matters most, in his
ipinion. But God, who knows what
s in man, speaks to "such a one as one
night speak to a little child: Wait.
jo into Demascus and be quiet for
i while. Because you have seen Me,
mu shall for a bit be dazed and blind
o earthly things. Sit still and wait.
In My own good time, I shall tell you
what I have prepared for you to do
"You have a great deal to learn in
hat quietness. You cannot change
yourself overnight or ever. It is I i
iVho will change you. You will have
o learn what it means to be a Chi ist
an. You will have to learn that
nembership in the family of God
>f greater importance than member
?hip in any privileged class.-You will
lave to exchange Gamaliel and Pla
o, your old teachers, for Me. You
nust learn that citizenship in the Ro
nan Empire is as nothing in com
barison with citizenship in My King
lom. You must learn that the cen
er of the universe is neither you I
lor man, but God. Go into Demas
!U? and wait; but in that waiting,;
mur source of joy, your source of
strength, will be the glimpse that you
lave had of Me."
What does all this mean to me, who
im a gentleman, a citizen of a great
rountry, with a decent education;
but in my thinking more than a little
(elf-centered, and more than the av
erage church member?
I am sick of soul. I am far from
getting on alt right. To the outside
world I do not admit my' inner dis
ress but every time I come to
?hurch, every time I think about
jiod, I admit to myself that I am
lick of heart. The modern world is
lot enough, and I am not enough.
How hardly visions come to me. It
nust be with me as with Paul. He
vho hung on the Cross did not die
>nly for Paul, only for saints now
lead and gone. "If I be lifted up, I
will draw all men unto Me." I know
;hat by this that I too can see the
Lord and hear Him speak.
He will come to me as a great light
>nly as I know that I have need of
Him. All trust in respectability, all
my little schemes for safety here and
hereafter, all dependence on earthly
power and riches?it is these that
prevent me from seeing Jesus. Let
me but see Him. hear Him, and it
will be enough. Then I shall be con
tent to wuit for God's solution of my
problems, of the world's problems,
lure that after (jjkirkness and the
waiting, I shall be Hold those things
which God has prepared for me, and
for the whole world, to suffer for
Him, to be, to do.
When I have seer, and heard, and
to have lost my sinful pride, my
spiritual life will have begun.
(I have been indebted to the Rev.
Jamea M. Duncan for part of this
Bible school, 9:45 a m.
Morning worship. 11 a. m. Ser-1
mon. "Whiter Than Snow."
B. T. U., 6 p. m.
Evening worship, 7:30 p. m. Ser
mon, "Jesus, Master, It Is Good For
Us To Be Here."
This week's call to worship: "Come
now, and let us reason together saith
the Lord; though your sins be as
scarlet, they shall be as white as
snow; though they be red like crim
son. they shall be as wool." Isaiah ,
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship. 11 a m. Sub
ject, "Will God Bless America?"
Young People's meeting, 6:30 p.
m Subject. 'The Love of God. the
Evening service, 7 30 p. m. Sub
ject. "Still See Thee Leading "
Junior Choir meets Monday, 7:15
and Senior Choir, 8 p. m.
Mid-week service, Wednesday, 7:30
p. m. Conclusion! of Third Chapter
of The Acts.
Holly Spring Met!io<li*t
Church school, 10 a. m.
Preaching service, 3 p. m. !
CHURCH OF THE ADVEN1
The Frist Sunday in Lent.
O Lord. Who lor our sake didst
last forty days and forty nights; Give
us grace to use such abstmance, that
our flesh being subdued to the Spir
it, we may ever obey the godly mo
tions in righteousness, and true holi
ness, to Thy honor and glory. Who
livest and reignest with the Father
and the Holy Ghost, one God, world
without epd. Amen.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Celebration of the Holy Commun
ion and sermon, 11 a. m.
Monday at 4 p. m , Study class on
Tuesday at 5 p. m. Litany.
Wednesday at 7:30 p m . Litany
Thursday at 10:30 a. m , Celebra
tion of the Holy Communion A;
Friday at 5 p. m., Litany with jun
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship and Holy Com-j
munion, 11 a. m.
Epworth League, 6:45 p. m
Evening service, 7:30 p. m. Ser
mon topic: The Transformation of
Duty into Loving Service.
The Woman's Society of Christian
Service will meet Monday, 3 30 p
m., at the home of Mrs. W. C Man
ning, on Church Street.
The Wesleyan Service Guild will
meet with Miss Martha Leggelt on
Thursday, 7:30 p. m., at her home
on Smithwick Street.
Mid-week prayer service, Wednes
day, 7:30 p, m
ST. MARTIN'S, HAMILTON
Evening prayer and sermon, 7:30
Regular servcies at Cedar Branch
Baptist Church Sunday at 10 a. m.
and Sunday night at 7:30. Perhapa
the Church roll will be called at the
morning service. It is hoped that the
membership will try to be present,
and also the public is invited.
To the Editor:
Last Saturday morning around 9
a. m. a (ire broke out in the roof of
the building in which our business
is located and threatened to do ser
We called the fire department at
once, obviously, and the fire truck
and sufficient firemen responded
much quicker than we thought pos
sible. They did a swell job which re
sulted in very littie damage.
We wish to commend our splen
did fire department for the out
standing work it is doing and assure
them of our appreciation which we
feel is the sentiment of the entire
With best wishes, we are,
Yours very truly,
By R. D. Elliott, Jr.
Argentina is continuing tu furnish
American tables with large quanti
ties of cheese to replace the imports
of Italian varieties cut off since the
closing of the Mediterranean.
To Tax Payers
A penalty of only one per cent in
being charged 011 1914) taxes during
the month of February, hut on March
1st the penalty will increase with
each succeeding month.
Pay your taxes during the remain
ing days td February ami save
the additional cost.
Town of Williamston
AT JAMES VILLE 9 to 10:00 a. m.
AT HARDISON'S MILL 10:30 to 12 ni.
AT HEAR GRASS 1 to 3 p. m.
AT OAK CITY 9 to 11 a. m.
AT HAMILTON 11:30 a. m. to 12 m.
AT GOLD POINT 1 to 2 p. m.
AT WILLIAMSTON 9 to 11 a. ui.
AT EVERETTS 11:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.
AT KOBEKSONV1LLE 1 to 3 p. m.
(lulureil Ili'iiH, iieghorn llrus, Stags, Rooster*
Vk E PAY TOP MARKET PRICES
PITT POULTRY CO.
GREENVILLE, N. G.
Laid End to End They Add
up to a Swell Idea
We mean these Four New Additions to the Bulck Special
Series that Give you Big-Car Thrill in less Curbside Spate
Till: way cars have been stretching
nut lately, it usually takes only a
couple of cars to occupy the curb
space of an extension-ladder fire
Not so with the newest additions to
the 1941 Buick line.
Here we've reversed the trend?just
to prove that an honcst-to-golly BIO
car can he built without going over
board on bumper-to-bumper distance.
The four new models now adorning
the Buick Special Series fit neatly
into modest garages without putting
u permanent crimp in the doors.
They slip into parking places
smoothly as a rowboat nestle* up to a
dock?and the way they flit through
traffic is a delight to wheel-weary
When it comes to action ? well,
they've got a 115-hp. Firkbai.i. eight
under their bonnets that skims you
down the road like a mallard heading
home. You can add Compound Car- .
buretion at small extra cost and have
125 horsepower that docs things we
hardly dare hint about in print.
But they're a handy six inches short
er, bumper to bumper, than other
Ruicks?a quartet of top-quality cars
in a new and easily-handled size.
The price? It'a lower too. So better
take a look at the first really BIG car
in this bumper-to-bumper size.
Buick Special Convertible Coupe with
Press-A- Button Automatic Top, $1138*
? SXMPtAB Of MNMAl MOTOftS VM
Chaa. H. Jenkins t Co., Ahoekie, N. C. Chaa. H. Jeakiaa * Co., Aatander, N. C.
CHAS. H. JENKINS MOTOR Co., Ed en ton Chaa H. Jenkina ft Co., Williaauton, N. C.
i WHIN mm AUTOMOIIUS AM I HUT BQICK Will IBIIB TNIM |
* delivered at Flint,
Mich. State tax,
and accetteriet ?
extra. Prices subject
te change without