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WILLIAMS TON, NORTH CAROLINA
W. C. MANNING
Editor ? 1908 1938
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Having spent the better part of-two years
talking and dickering it is now time for the
people of this nation to wake up and go into
action In a complicated democracy such as
ours, it is hard to tell just where, when and
how to act Our progress in the past eighteen
months has been so limited that we should now
recognize something is wrong and that it is
high time to correct that something.
Here we arc. twentv months after Hitler
threw his first challenge to the civilized world,
without a unified course to follow The lund
berghs. Wheelers. Nves. Clarks. Reynolds and
other leaders in national affairs pulling every
ounce at their command 111 opposition to the
wishes of the vast majority of American peo
ple That m itself is one of the greatest draw
hacks to our march of progress
The old profit motive the wild thing that
took a greater toll in suffering and want than
possibly the last war is to the front again Eew
contracts, if any, have been let without the cost
plus clause being written into them in big let
ters The very fact that contractors and man
agement can guarantee themselves a profit is
recognized as the bone of contention in labor
ranks As long as we are willing to guarantee
management a profit we may just as well guar
"antee every working man a profit But what
we are doing today is guaianlet'mg contractors?
a profit, and turning on labor with an iron hand
and with heated condemnation for his acts It
is yet to be proven outside the dominated press
that labor has delayed defense work more than
A fair idea of America's attitude toward tie
fense can be gained right here in out own back
yards How many local people have volunteer
ed their services in the name of defense alone''
Every man going from lu re to the army centers
wasn't interested in bow much he could do to
aid defense, but he was interested in how much
he could get. weakly hoping that possibly a few
manual" strokes would aid defense along the
rugged road it apparently must travel. We.
right here at home, have set back and criticis
ed everybody else. But what have we done to
aid defense? Nothing, absolutely nothing.
The time has come to wake up and to act
Possibly it is not exactly clear what we should
do and how we should do it, but until we, the
everyone of us, turn from our erring ways and
.recognize defense above all other things the fu
ture will continue draped in darkness
As the hundreds of thousands of high school
graduates go 'out from the nation's high schools
this year, many to enter a complex business
world without further education, they have
one consolation. It is indeed apparent that no
matter what they do and how they do it, they
can make no bigger mess of the world than the
one in which it finds itself in right today
During the past eleven years or so, the 1941
graduate has been drille dpnmarily in the
ways of making money Well and good, but the
graduate has been drilled primarily in the
evaluate the principles of fairness and honesty
in his walk through life and to recognize the
all-important fact that a Christian character is
to he chosen above riches.
Kach commencement, despite the dark war
clouds and spirit of unrest or other disconcert
ing facts, brings a renewed hope, a hope found
ed on the youthfulness and ability, of young
men and women as they make ready to enter
upon life's journey as citizens and as integral
parls m the vast wheel that grinds out events
good and had. We extend our best wishes to the
young graduates and hope for them the best
there is in life,
1/ l.rnst ll Ixn'l Slealinn
Speaking from behind his mahogany desk a
few days ago, a big business executive boldly
declared that the tax pressure could be great
ly relieved by eliminating the Civilian Conser
vation Corps and the farm "give-away" pro
gram The declaration is enough to cause one's
hlootl to hnil and to question The sincerity ot the "
person making such a statement.
Let all men know and understand that what
the American farmer has received under the
AAA program has been earned, that he by all
that which is right and just is entitled to every
penny a Ihuughtful administration has seen fit
to place into his hands At least, the American
farmer has not nibbed his fellowman.
When the executive's plan to eliminate the
CCC and the farm "give-away" program is ef
fected. then let the lobbyist's chair in the seats
of government be removed Let the tariff come
oil all goods the farmer buys Let the laborer
in the factory sell his services and soul for what
ever price the industrial leader will offer. When
these and other policies tending to equalize all
effort in America are effected, then the busi
iaexecutive inn turn his index fingi r to tin ?
government and demand that the farm "give
away'.' program be eliminated Until that is
done, let the well-earned soil conservation and
parity payments continue to the farmer and in
cvci increasing amounts ?
//ig/i f.iwi of killiiif!
To kill a soldier it cost in Caesar's time a
paltry 7!i cents; in Napoleon's day, $3,000; and
during the World War, $31,000. But with Am
reica's defense budget already soaring up into
the 30 billions of dollars, it is costing us more
than $31,000 per to keep from having any of our
soldiers killed and well worth it The Mc
A War, A Marriage, And a 1500 Acre*
Land Grant Cause The Settlement
Of The Cape Fear . .
Soon after North Carolina's first
town was settled the Tuscarora In
dians formed into small bands and
dispersed themselves, as if they were
friends, throughout the new settle
ments. On September 22. 1711, the
Indians fell upon the unsuspecting
planters and began a terrible mas
sacre More than a hundred settlers
were killed in less than two hours.
The strength of the Indians was
not broken until Colonel James
Moore arrived from South Carolina
with thirty-three whites and a thous
and friendly Indians. On March 20,
1713. he attacked the Indian strong
hold. Fort Nohoroco. After three
days' fighting he captured the fort
and took 392 prisoners and 192
"scalps ' Others killed and burned
ran the estimated Tuscarora loss to
approximately 800 Soon afterward,
the greater part of that powerful
tribe moved up the Roanoke River
and later joined their kinsmen in
New York. They became the sixth
nation there ?
As soon as the fort was taken
many of the South Carolina Indians
hurried home to sell their prisoners
When Colonel James Moore re
turned to his native state, his broth
er, Maurice, remained. Major Maur
ice Moor;e courted the widow of Col
onel Swann. and their marriage unit
ed him with one of the strongest fam
ily connections in the colony. He was
a brother in-law of the great plant
er, Edward Moseloy. and took an
active partTn the affairs of the prov
The traveling between North and
South Carolina made the people ac
quainted with the opportunities
along the Cape Fear. Major Maurice
Moore became interested in estab
lishing a plantation along the banks
of the lower Cape Fear River Earl
ier settlements in this.region known
as the county of Clarendon had
failed and a New England group had
spread evij reports of both the soil
and the harbor.- Nevertheless, Moore
secured a giant dated June 3. 1725.
for 1500 acres on the west bank of
the river. 16 miles below the pres
ent town of Wilmington This was
the first known grant in that region.
Major Maurice Moore laid out a
town he called Brunsw ick and invit
ed settlers to locate there. The Ma
jor's brothers, Roger and Nathaniel,
came from South Carolina.
Thus the settlement of the Cape
Fear region was due in part to the
Indian wars which caused the Moores
to traverse those lands, and to the
romance that made Maurice Moore a
permanent settler in the north state,
and to the 1500 acre grant secured
for him and his friends.
Bird - Lore
The Brown Thrasher
Has the Brown Thrasher come to
your garden for the summer? If you
live in the east, you probably have
had the good fortune of having him
all winter and possibly so if you live
in central Carolina. The thrasher is
a common bird, and most gardens
can boast of a nest in the hedge ?
near- the ground in some bush
This bird is a masterly songster,
and when it sings it is usually from
a topmost branch of a tree where "in
a fine frenzy of inspiration" it gives
out notes that are loud and clear
though not quite as rich in quality as
the mockingbird's for which it is of
ten mistaken Several years ago. I
was aroused at dawn by a friend
with much musical training, who
could not resist coming to my room
at that hour for field glasses to try
to identify the bird that could give
such a performance as she was hear
ing She returned with a description
of a Brown Thrasher.
The thrasher is a little larger than
a robin and slimmer. He is blight
rufous-red above with streaked un
derpaid unlike the wood thrush,
with w hom beginners often confuse
him. The thrush has a bright brown
upper parts and a spotted breast and
sides Another distinguishing mark
is the thrasher's very long tail
The two other of our birds belong
ing to the same family are the mock
ingbird and the catbird.
Not* Come to the annual meeting
of the North Carolina Bird Club in
Statesville. May 2 and 3 and see the
thrasher and thrush pictures. N C.
notht; of sal*: of
North Carolina Martin County.
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in a certain chattel
mortgage executed to the undersign
ed by H. U. Peel on the 30th day of
! November. 1937. and of record in
' the public registry of Martin Coun
ty in Book 92 at page 267. said chat
tel mortgage having been given for
the purpose of securing two certain
notes, default having been made in
i the payment of said two notes, and
the stipulations in said chattel mort
gage not having been complied with,
and at the request of the holder of
said notes, the undersigned will, on
Saturday the 17th day of May. 1941,
at twelve o'clock noon, in front of
Lindsley Ice Co., in the town of Wil
hamston. N. C . offer for sale to the
described personal property, to wit:
One John Deere No. 14 hay press
TTiis the 25th day of April. 1941
JOHN DEERE PLOW CO. of
Saint Louis, Mo.
Peel & Manning, Attys. a29-2t
NOTICE OF SALE OF
North Carolina. Martin County.
Under and by virtue of the author
ity vested in me as Executrix under
the last will and testament of Nora
Rice, the undersigned will, on Fri
day. the 16th day of May. 1941. at.
twelve o'clock noon, in front of the
residence of the late Nora Rice ex
pose to public sale for cash the fol
lowing described pieces of personal
property, to wit: 3 beds with mat
tresses 1 bureau, 1 hall tree, 4 ta
bles, 1 heater. 4 window shades, 1
rug. 6 quilts. 4 sheeyts, 1 food safe,
1 set dishes, and all cooking uten
sils. same being the household and
kitchen furnishings of the late Nora
This the 25th day of April, 1941
Pee 1 & Manning. Attys. u29-2!
NOTICE OF SALE
North Carolina Martin County. In
The Superior Court.
Roberta Purvis Latham vs. Eliza
beth Purvis and others.
Under and by virtue of an order
of sale and judgment signed in the
above entitled proceeding by W. C
Harris, judge holding the March,
1941 Term of Superior Court in
Martin County, the undersigned
commissioners will, on Monday, the
5th day of May. 1941, at twelve
o'clock noon, in front of the court
house door in tin- town of Williams
ton, offer for sale for cash to the
highest bidder the following describ
ed tract or parcel of land, to wit.
Adjoining the lands of J L. Wynne.
I'rank Everett, Mollie E. Moore, and
others, and being the same tract of
land that Alex Thompson purchased
acres, more or less, and being the
same tract of land that said Alex
Thompson owned at the time of his
This the 1st day of April, 1941.
ELBERT S. PEEL.
HUGH G HORTON,
B A. CRITCHER.
NOTICE Of SALE OF
North Carolina Martin County.
Under and by virtue of the power
and authority conferred by Section
2435 of the 1939 North Carolina
Code, the undersigned will, on
Thursday, the 15th day of May. 1941
at twelve o'clock noon, in front of
Dixie Motors. Inc., sell for cash to
the highest bidder one 1932 B Mod
el Black Ford Coupe, motor No.
AB5004022. belonging to N. S God
aid. for the purpose of satisfying a
lien held by the Dixie Motors. Inc..
by virtue of having done certain
work and furnishing certain mater
ials to said personal property above
This the 24th dav of April, 1941
DIXIE MOTORS. Inc.
Peel & Manning. Attys. a29-2t
DR. V. H. MEWBORN
Please Note Dale Changes
Robersonville office. Scott's Jew
elry Store. Tuesday. May 13
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.
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Try "RUB-MY-TISM" ? A
(Hiiiics for the vaccination of all do?js in accord
ance with the State law will he held in thi*
coiintv at places and dales specified below:
EVERKTTS Thursday, April 24, from 11 to 2 p.
(.Oi l) POINT Saturday, April 26, from 11 to 3 p. m
PARMELE Monday. April 28. from 11 to 2 p. m
ROEBl'CK'S STATION. la>( Cabin Tuesday, April 29. from 11 to 2 p.
HAMILTON Thursday. May 1. from 10 to 5 p.
ROBKRSONVI14,E Saturday. May 1, from 10 to 2 p. m
H ASS ELL Monday , May 5, from 10 to 3 p. m
SMITH BROS STORK Thursday May 8. from 11 to 2 p. m.
OAK CITY Saturday. May 10. from 10 to 3 p. m.
All dogs not vaccinated at their rrtperlive clinics must be brought to Dr. Os
Iwn'i office at Williainston. No return vaccination schedules Hill l>?' made. Own
era of dogs not vaccinated will he promptly prosecuted.
The price of vaccination is 75c insleatl of 5()c.
but trill still be tletluctetl from taxes.
Owners are urged to have llwir dogs vaccinated in their respective districts on
the dates specified. All vaccinations will he done hy a licensed veterinarian. Dogs
will be vaccinated at office of Dr. Oatcen when he is not out on a clinic.
C B. ROEBUCK
By order of the Board of Martin Couoty CommiMionort
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WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
AT JAMESV1LLE 9 lo 10?00 a. 111.
AT HARBISON'S MILI 10:30 l? 12 m.
AT BEAK GRASS I to 3 p. m.
AT OAK CITY 9 to 11 u. ui.
AT HAMILTON 11:30 a. m. to 12 m.
AT CPU) I'OINT 1 to 2 p. m.
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AY L\ EKETTS II :30 a. in. to 12:30 p. in.
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V\ E PAY TUP MARKET PRICES
PITT POULTRY CO.
GREENVILLE, N. C.
?and Exclusive to
Foods Guarded by Glass in this
With All-Glass Shelves
One look at thai glass en
ctoaed Cold-mitt Freshener
with glass doors will tell you
that here is a wu- and Jifftr
emi refrigerator. But there s
more than meets the eye?for
concealed in the walls
around the Cold-mist Fresh
ener is a separate set of cool
ing coils. This new system of
refrigeration provides s*p*r
inoist storage ? keeps foods ,
fresher, longer. See this big 1
6*4 cu. ft. M-6. Only
to the coils that
freeze ice, there's a
separate set of coal
ing coils rnnreelort
in the walls of the
OttMr *V4 em. ft MMeetirs free
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Farmers Supply Co.