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WILLIAMSTON. NORTH CAROLINA.
W C. MANNING
Editor ? 1908-1931
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Tuesday . March 2.1. I') 11.
While the labor situation m this country may
prove serious in the future, it has been inflated
contrary to the real facts, and compared with
other delays the labor strike is 110 worse than
industrial profiteering The labor strike has
been aired on the front page and over the air,
but the industrial profiteer is now breaking out
in small print on the inside pages
Labor should not delay the defense program,
and it is generally admitted by those who are
111 a position to know that labor is ready and
willing to do its nart/That there will be rack
oteering in the labor ranks is to be expected in
a democracy but when a few thousand men de
cide to strike there is no rightful cause for the
public to condemn labor as handled by the
millions of other workers who, if the real facts
are known, are working at a disadvantage when
compared Willi the advantages of the indus
The laborei has no one to turn to. and his ac
tion is in the open The producer or manufac
turer is in a sheltered position and his right to
argue is not questioned and his refusal to ac
cept a contract is never publicized in the press.
One reason there are strikes today is because
it is about the first time m years that many
workers have had an opportunity to strike, and
just as many manufacturers have done and
are doing labor is trying to take advantage of
its first opportunity to better itself.
There has beer. 110 all-out movement for all
out defense It was Mr Ford who said just a
short time ago that he did not care who won
the war If that declaration had come from the
ranks of labor, there would have been a loud
denunciation of all laboring men Radicol ele
ments in labor may openly defy the law, but
it can be no more brazen .111 their acts as Mr
Henry Ford has been and is now doing to defy
the supreme law of the land.
A conscientious review of the real facts will
prove that our defense is lagging as a result of
stubborn policies advanced by industry as
well as by labor and the strike. There are 200,
000 firms available and ready to handle defense
contracts But 90 per cent of the contracts have
been placet! 111 the hands of 600 contractors,
and 114 of the 600 got 9f> per cent of all contracts
over $100,000. or a total of $6,668,800,000 As a
result of the contract bottleneck, at least half'
of the machine tools in this country are either
idle or are in use less than eight hours a day.
The billions are being poured into big centers,
while the rest of the nation, especially the agri
cultural sections, are facing low prices for their
products and increased prices for the things
they need and must buy.
Industry, before it turned the first tap, had
to be assured that its capital investment must
be protected, the government agreeing to re
imburse them for plant expansion. What has
labor been promised' Working men, called upon
today to sacrifice for defense while the contrac
tor gels cost plus, will likely be placed squarely
in the bread line at the end of the war Surely,
labor has a lot to lose if Hitler wins, and just
as surely the everyone of us has a lot to lose
And what are we doing'' We are running here
and there looking for the high dollar, placing
defense secondary except in our hopes and in
our expressed criticism.
If the government would eliminate the strike
then it must make the laborer and his family
secure along with industry.
Mr. Warren't History
It was a painful process and surely a really
embarrassing one, but as a result, North Caro
lina fifth graders have something in the way
of a history book now Written bv Mr. Jule War
ren. ably corrected by Miss Nell Battle Lewis,
and rammed down the throats of innocent lads
and lassies in the fifth grade, "North Carolina
Yesterday and Today" offers instruction in
more than one subject. It is fairly apparent
that the history of the book today smacks of
politics, and clearly demonstrates the market
ing of a glossy product after a dime store fash
The author apparently got his dates mixed
up more than once, and offers nothing better
than a line or two from the old "North Caro
lina Reader" to substantiate the claim that Ral
eigh's colonists came up the Roanoke as far as
Williamston in search of gold
llfiirv f.'riidv'i f ormer*' Sentence
Every year before he plants an acre of so
called "money crops" every Southern farmer
ought to read Henry Grady's immortal para
graph 011 live-at-home farming. Consequently
we are giving it once again, and hope many
will not only read it but memorize it:
"When every farmer in the South shall eat
bread from his own fields and meat from his
own pastures and, disturbed by no creditor and
enslaved by no debt, shall sit among his teem
ing gardens and orchards and vineyards and
dairies and barnyards, pitching his crops in his
own wisdom and growing them in independ
ence, making cotton his clean surplus, and sell
ing it in his own time and in his cheaen mar
ket and not at a master's bidding?getting his
pay in cash and not in a receipted mortgage
that discharges his debt, but does not restore
his freedom?then shall be breaking the full
ness of our day.'.?.The Progressive Farmer.
I (./longing 1 ftrit ulturul Policy?
Secretary Wickard made a courageous ad
dress in Indiana the other day. He told the folks
at Purdue University that Southern farmers
must be encouraged "to raise the things they
need for their own tables," even if "no one can
guarantee that a small portion of such home
production might not get into the so-called com
mercial market some time, some place, tempor
However, he went even further than that.
"The next thing to be done." he said, "is to
help them find the opportunity to receive en
ough cash income from some source to main
tain a decent way of living." He questioned the
right of the Northern farmer to hog the market
for such products as hogs, soybeans, dairy prod
ucts, etc.. just because they anteceded the South
in developing them commercially.
Some folks profess to see in Wickard's Pur
due speech and in the new cotton-stamps-for
cotton-growers program a fundamental shift in
the agricultural policy of the nation. The ac
cent. they insist, is now to be placed on increas
ing aid to small, under-privilegeikjarmers, on
the theory that previous farm programs have
put the ajarger, more commercial farmers on
thijir feet and that they are now able to shift
for themselves. More emphasis is to be placed
on home living, maintenance of people on the
land, and less on farm prices. "The first thing
we must realize," says Secretary Wickard, "is
that we can't reduce the number of people who
live on cotton farms, or wheat farms, or tobac
co farms, in the same proportion that we re
duce the acreages of these commodities."?The
Willkie, defeated candidate for the Presiden
cy, finally got into the White House for a short
OR. V. H. MEWBORN
Please Note Date Chances
Roberaonville office, Scott's Jew
dry Store, Tuesday. April 15th.
Williamston office. Peele's Jewel
ry Store, every Wed., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Plymouth office. Womble Drug
Store, Every Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Eyes Examined?Glasses Fitted
Tarboro Every Saturday.
North Carolina. Martin County.
Having this day qualified as the
administrator of the estate of Lucy
C Perry, deceased, and the estate
of Mary G. Perry, deceased, this is
to notify all persons having claims
against either of said estates to pres
ent them to the undersigned within
one year from the completion of this
publication of notice or same will
1 be pleaded as a bar to any recovery.
AT JAMESVILLE 9 to 10:00 a. m.
AT HARDISON'S.MILI 10:30 to 12 m.
AT BEAR GRASS , 1 to 3 p. m.
AT OAK CITY 9 to 11 a. m.
AT HAMILTON 1 1:30 a. m. to 12 ni.
AT GOLD POINT I to 2 p. m.
AT WILLIAM SION 9 to 11 a. in.
AT EVERETTS 11:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. iu,
AT ROBEHSOIN V1LLE 1 to 3 p. ui.
Colored Ileus, l>egliorii Ileus, Slags, Roosters
WE I'AY TOP MARKET PRICES
PITT POULTRY CO.
GREENVILLE, N. C.
Bird - Lore
The Red Headed Woodpecker
A (lashing ball of red, white and
black swings in a broad dip from
the white oak to the hickory, and
remains motionless. A similar bright
figure hitches into. view from the
far side of the trunk. Loud, throaty
chatters, and the two are off through
the grove, shuttling gracefully from
limb to limb and playing in easy
mastery of the air.
What are they? Red-headed wood
peckers, lending tropical brightness
and welcome animation to the oth
erwise drab winter landscape. No
bird is more beautiful, none more
beneficial, none more willing to
dwell in city parks and streets for
all to see. Small groves of oaks and
other shade trees, providing acorns,
nuts, grubs and insects are all that
are necessary to assure the company
of this friendly bird.
Now the pair is back before us.
Since the sexes are alike, it cannot
be known whether it was the male
or the female that netered that hole
in the dead limb of the oak. The hole
is only a roosting place now. but in
said estates will please make im
This 27th day of Feb.. 1941.
R. L. PERRY,
Administrator of the estate of
Lucy C Perry and administra
tor of the estate of Mary G.
Vompi Best Fertilizer For
lire In A Home Gordon
The fertilizer used by many home
gardeners, says H. R- Niswonger.
State College Extension horticultur
ist, is a commercial mixture of a
5-7-5 analysis. The amount required
per 100 feet of row is 1 1-2 pounds
where the rows are 12 inches apart.
3 pounds where the rows are 18
inches apart, 4 1-2 pounds where the
rows are 24 inches apart, and seven
pounds where the rows are 38 inches
apart. One pound of a 5-7-5 fertiliz
er will fill a one pint measure.
Hilton Everett, of Hamilton, spent
the week-end in Springfield, S. C.
the spring it will contain several
pure white eggs. Both parents will
help keep the eggs warm, and both
will work tirelessly to feed the
young with all kinds of insects
gleaned from ground, tree and air.
The bright colors, lively antics,
and not unmusical chatter of this
chisel-beaked protector of trees are
to be seen throughout the state at
all times of the year.
Description: A black bird with
head and neck red; underparts, sec
ondaries. and rump white. Size about
that of a robin.?N. C Bird Club.
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WINDSOR PICKLING PLANT
No. I.?#2.50 per Hundred Pounds
No. 2.?KOe per Hundred Pounds
No. ?M)e per Hundred Pounds
See Mr. T. ('.. Leggell, Carolina-Virginia Filling
Station, Route 1. Il iminor, or Mr. H. J. Lupton
at the Pickle Plant, Windsor.
GARFIELD, N. J.
Former owners of lowest-priced cars say:
Morifk/y Thymfnts on my Pontiac are
SO smaf/1 hardly notice the difference!
D* Lmxt "Torpedo" Six Two-Deor Sedan, $874* (whit* sideuall tires extra)
Tin tut <"* with tut 4aa wo
ONLY $35 MORE FOR AN
EIGHT IN ANY MODEL!
THIS ADVIgTISSMINT It addressed ?o
WT itioM owners of lowest-priced cars
who here often wished they could
own a Pontiac, but never felt they could afford
one. Its purpose is to tell you that you am
afford a Pontiac and to show you w*y you can.
First, Pontiac, far from being an expensive
car, is actually a hw-prtca/ car?in fact, just a
very few dollars more than "the lowest-priced
three." As a result, your present car srlll, in all
probability, easily cover the down payment on
Second, if the sine of your monthly |
U n important item to you, you may easily
arrange the mnhr oi payments ao thai
the eataeer V Mti fmymtni its your pocket*
book. No wonder former lowest-priced car
owners ate saying: "Monthly payments on my
Pontine are ao little more I hardly notice the
What's morn, many owners will tall you that
in the long run, yon actually pay no more for a
Pontiac?you aim ply leaser a little aaora, be
cauae you will eventually get these few extra
dollars back again in a higher allowance el
trade-in time! See your Pontine dealer todayl
PONTIAC NMCM BIGIN AT lain
BOB TH1 D* LUX1 "TOIPIIXr MX
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