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Friday . May 2. IV-tl.
The United Slates, in building .1 delensi
against Hitlerism, continues to center all il
not a greater part of its attention on machines
and numbers, overlooking almost entirely the
urgencv and great need for mobilizing our Na
tion spiritually The ways of our forefathers
in recognizing the need for things spiritual have
been relegated into the background by this mod
ern age, but a little leaflet, "You Can Defend
America", just recently issued, cites the need
for moral rearmament in this country
Offering a unique program, the booklet calls
for sound hornes. Homes that still value a mn
ther's touch upon a child's tender head and
homes where the needle touch has been dis
placed by a card touch. The booklet demands
as a second line of defense teamwork in in
dustry, and as the third line, a united Nation.
Succinctly the booklet points out that "once
China built a wall." that "yesterday Franc^
built a wall." and that "today America builds
a wall, a ring of steel, ships and planes and
guns ' The walls of China and of France prov
ed ol no avail against invading enemies -not
because they were not stout walls There had
been neglect of essential morale and unity
among the people back of those walls. Obvious
ly if America Should lack?or does lack what
China and France lacked, its "w alls" will ygo
the way of their walls
The cardinal weakness amont? peoples who
have proved unable to defend themselves has
been selfishness of the individual, which in
evitably results in "softness," an unwillingness
to go the route That kind of selfishness too of
ten communicates itself unhoMtutingly to
groups of people who believe they have a com
So "you can defend America" starts with the
American family, the home, to pound more
"guts" into the people as a whole. It is there
they must find the courage needed, if any
where "Why don't the nations get along like
one big family?" the booklet asks, and rather
cynically it answers. "The trouble is they do."
Too many Americans, it says, like to sing "Home
Sweet Home" when they are away from home
It urges, then, that homes pull together us the
first line of defense
"If we perspired more 111 time of peace, we
would bleed less in time of war," the booklet
quotes from Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, to
help make its point that teamwork 111 Amer
ican industry today is vital to national defense
The country, through Congress and the Pres.
ident, is engaged at present in an effort to make
the country strong by law Laws are being
framed and passed to raise the needed money,
to expend that money, to keep industrial plants
engaged in national defense production con
stantly at work, to weed out "fifth columnists "
Back of any law, however, must be the will and
the belief of the people, or the law becomes a
mere nothing, a matter of no substance. It is
obvious that a law which merely keeps men in
industrial plants will be of little avail if the
men themselves have no heart in their work
Strikes in this country in the last year have
been extremely costly to national defense. Any
one who believes that all the strikes which have
occurred have been unjustified or that all of
them have been justified -is foolish The ar
guments advanced in "You Can Defend Am
erica" for adjustment are appealing. They go
back to the selfishness of all groups, capital and
labor. They are the kind of thing that should
make the work of conciliators and mediators
much easier and more effective.
Philip Murray, president of the C I O , com
menting on the booklet, said, "It brings us
back to fundamentals. It charts in brief com
pelling outline a practical program for home,
industry, and Nation."
William Green, president of the American
Federation of Labor, said, "It should do much
to lift our people to a sustained level of self
giving patriotism It will, in my opinion, help
toward that teamwork in industry and gener
al morale which are essential if our armed
forces are to have the backing they deserve,
and if the spirit of our Nation is to be united
in support of what we hold dear."
The group which prepared the booklet is
the same which has supported moral rearma
ment in this country and in England "Human
nature is the bottleneck in the production of
national morale," it wrote, and then proceed
ed with its formula for the eradication of the
bottleneck, which, boiled down, means that
the people as a whole must return not only to
a belief in God, but to His guidance
Following the killing of two school children
in its own back yard, the State School Commis
sion has named a committee to "study improv
ed safety measures." That s fine, but such action
proximates the absurd. It would seem that the
School Commission, educated as it is, should
know the facts without an investigation. Ob
solete busses and incompetent drivers are cost
ing the lives of a few tots each year But new
busses cost money and regular bus drivers are
not to be had for $9 a month
Briefly stated, an investigation will be made
and that will cost money. The purchase of new
busses will be recommended and it is possible
that the committee will suggest the hiring of
seasoned drivers But busses and regular driv
ers cost money and since they cost money, the
thousands of little tots will have to take their
chances in old busses and at the hands of drivers
getting $!i a month.
There are too everlastingly many investiga
tions and not enough done after the investiga
tions are made.
l.tthor f.'nt ii l.ittli? Candy Sucker
As a part ot a nation-wide push to belittle la
bor. a writer recently stated that the working
man got $1,808,1120 more than was estimated
for labor's share in the construction of Fort
Meade in Maryland The writer did not say that
the first estimates placed the cost of the camp
at $9,053,187, and that the finished cost was $23.
117,(1(1(1 Brielly told, the camp cost $14,(163,813
more than the amount originally estimated by
engineers Labor got $1,808,320, but what be
came ol tin* other $12,255,493 '
When such trivial matters are cleared up, the
labor front will take on a far brighter outlook
While labor got about one-fourteenth of the in
creased amount, some one else received thir
teen-lourteenths But to read the "controlled"
press of this country one would think labor got
thirteen-fourteenths and some one else got a
When it came to candy, labor got a little
sucker, but when it came to unfavorable pub
licitv it got the works
/.corning from (.reece
Christian Science Monitor.
The news from Greece should harden rather
than dishearten the Anglo-American defense
effort. It clarifies many aspects of the task
ahead It should tint be [dossed nver ft is a spr,
ious defeat. British prestige is weakened. The
position of Turkey becomes precarious. And the
Na/is have come hundreds of miles closer to
The result might have been very different
it. when the Nazis clearly threatened Greece by
moving into Bulgaria. Britain had been able to
move into Greece even 100.01)0 men adequately
protected in the air and adequately supported
by sea Had America's growing Navy been do
ing some of the dozen things the overstretched
British Navy has had to do, had American sup
plies been going for three months to the Red
Sea in American merchant ships, had American
planes been delivered in Greece and Britain in
the quantities now being produced, the Nazis
might have faced a real two-front war.
Th Yugoslavs might have been saved, Turkey
and Russia might have been stiffened, the whole
outlook changed from desperate defense to
hopeful attack If?if if this hadn't been an
other case of "too little, too late."'
The only point of emphasizing this sad "might
' -have been" i* U>-bring -out-the?"might -be."
Greece was not the main show. The key to this
war is the British Isles as a base for British-Am
oriean sea, air and industrial supremacy. And
if the lesson of the Greek failure is learned there
will be success in the vital struggle to hold Brit
am as a base The question as to whether the
too little, too late mistake is repeated in de
fending this last and greatest European out
post of democracy may soon be decided by the
The failure in Greece was primarily one of
too little concentration of available power on
the buttle front. It was first of all a shortage of
air power and of protected sea communications
necessary: to deliver men and machines. That
is the danger that hangs.over the gallant de
fenders of the British Isles. It is the lack that
must be made up before the Nazis can be tackled
on the Continent with much hope of success. It
comes down to American sea and air power
taking an active part in hostilities or relieving
British sea and air power oh-eonvoy and guard
duty so it can be centered on front-line defense
According to the latest Gallup poll 50 per
cent of Americans oppose convoys. Yet 71 per
cent favor convoys "if British defeat seems cer
tain without them " How much chance will Am
ericans take of defeat becoming certain? Is not
the Greek defeat and the developing threat to
Britain an alarm clock? This poll shows the
basic position of Americans. Then how far can
they risk being too late with too little in de
fense of a base much more important to them
than Greece was to Britain?
The fellow who most often cries out for gov
ernment economy is the one who sees no more
direct benefit for himself from increased spend
By REV. JAMES H. SMITH
Tutor William Mon Mr mo rut
Dear Boys and Girls
Before real hot weather sets in
and while you are still in the rou
tine habit of going to school every
morning, we are having our Daily
Vacation Bible School. It begins this
coming Monday morning May 5th,
at nine o'clock I believe your par
ents want you to learn more from
the Holy Bible, a Book Divine. When
they see the topics for your studies
they will say. "We want our chil
dren to attend every day of this I
school; we do not aim for them to j
miss a single lesson " And those of |
you who are on time and present
each day for ten days will be put
on the honor roll. You will deserve]
special recognition at the commence
ment program on Friday night. Mav
The Beginners (ages 4-5) will meet
at the Episcopal Church and they ]
will study about God's Love for us
and why we ought to love each oth
The Primaries (ages 6. 7, 8) will j
meet ill the Methodist Church and
their themes for the first and sec
ond weeks are PJ?fa?h?g God with I
Praise and Prayer and Bi asing God i
with Living Gifts
The Juniors (ages 9 12) will meet I
in the Baptist Church and their \
themes for the first and second j
weeks will lie Jesus in the Midsl
of His Great Work and Jesus' Last
Days on Earth. The four Gospels will
be used for these themes.
The Intermediates (ages 13-17) \
will meet in the Christian Church
and use as their text book the Gospel 1
of Mark I
Consi-crated teachers have promis- j
ed to give you two weeks of their |
time Let us show them that we ap- !
predate their interest in and love
for us Of course you would like to I
know w ho the teachers are, wouldn't
yuu','?Horn thoy urn '
Superintendent nf the Begirtners, |
Mis Carroll Jones; Helpers, Mrs. W
H. Everett. Mrs Alton Daniels, Miss
Mary Charles Godwin and Miss Mary
Superintendent of the Primaries, i
Mrs, W H Coburn; Helpers. Mrs
K L. Carver, Mrs J II Ward. Mrs
w G Waters and Miss Dorothy Hur
Superintendent of the Juniors, Mrs
Wheeler Manning. Helpers. Muss
Kuth Ward. Miss Elizabeth Parker.
Mrs W B Nash and Mrs Shelboii
Superintendent of the Intermed
? ales. Mrs A K White; Helpers. Miss
Millie Biggs, Mrs. L. E. Rudisdl Mrs.
Superintendent of the Girls' Han
dicraft Work. Miss Madge Glazener
Assistants. Miss Evelyn Griffin. Miss
Madelyn Taylor. Miss Mary Trulali
P'.ele. Miss Lenoir N..l..?, nf[n
Mi.s Phillip Keel is secretary for
The first meeting of the faculty
Will be held this coming Saturday
morning at I) o'clock in the Baptist
Church school, y 45 a. m
Morning worship and Holv Com
munion. II a. m
Epworth league. 7 p. m
Evening service. 8 p. m.
The Woman's Circle will meet w ill,
Mrs. B. K Button and Mrs James
Ward at their home on Mam Street
Monday, 3:30 p. m.
Mid-week service, Wednesday 8
I lie Union Daily Vacation Bible
School will begin Monday, May 5th
at II a in All the children from the
Beginners through, the Intermed
lates are urged to attend regularly
t'ach day. J
Bible school, 9 45 a m
Morning worship, 11 a. m.
B. T U., 7 p. m.
Evening worship. 8 p. m.
Rev. Charles E- Parker, pastor of |
the Baptist Hospital at Winston-Sal
em, will be with us Sunday morning
He will talk to the boys and girls in I
the? Sunday school and will preach |
at 11 o'clock, giving us first-hand in
formation about the joint work to be
done by the Wake Forest Medical
School and the Baptist Hospital at
Winston-Salem. Your pastor and
Sunday school superintendent will
work together Sunday in distribut
ing special envelopes to everybody
in order that each one will have an
opportunity to make a special Moth
er's Day offering on the following |
Mr. Parker will speak at Everetts
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock and at
the First Baptist Church in Wilson
Sunday night at 8 o'cloqsk
cm KOI OF THE ADVENT
3rd Sunday after Easter.
Church school, 9 45 a. m.
A corporate communion for the
women of the church, the presenta
tion of the United Thank Offering,
and sermon, 11 a in.
The Woman's Auxiliary will meet
Monday afternoon. 4 p. m.
St. Elizabeth's Auxiliary will meet
Monday afternoon at 4 p. m. with
Mrs C B Clark, Jr.
A meeting of the vestry at the
rectory on Tuesday night at 8 p. m.
The Union Daily Vacation Bible
School begins Monday morning and
all the children of the Sunday school
air expected to attend
ST. MARTINS. HAMILTON
Evening prayer and sermon. 8 p
Local Presbyterians and interest
ed friends are to have the unusual
privilege of hearing the Rev. J. Gray
McAllister. D.D , L.L I)., next Sun
day morning at 11a. m. in the local
Dr. McAllister is the father of our
own Dr. Russell G. McAllister. Dr.
McAllister is a widely known rchg |
in us leader of tin- Presbyterian
Church in the United States. He is 1
a man <>l many gifts As professor,
lecturer, traveller and author he has ^
made a distinct contribution to the j
religious life of the Nation.
Williarnstbn is fortunate indeed
to have .such a man in her midst and
we are happy to invite you to hear ,
the word of God as it falls from the j
lips of this Prince among men.
?-Rev C A Lawrence.'of Falkland, j
whom we all well know and who has |
assisted us so unselfishly during re j
cent months will be in charge of all !
the other services throughout the '
CEDAK IIKAM II
H^fcukir services will-be "held a
th^Bjdar Branch Baptist Church oi
SurlBy at 11 a. m. and 7yQ0 p. m
Subjects Sunday morning service
God Is Love. 1 John. 4. 1*5. Sunda]
night. Phil 4. 13. It is horfd that al
members will try and^ne present
And the public is invited.
MOLLY SPRINGS METHODIST
Church school. 2:30 p. m.
Preaching service, 3:30 p. m.
The community is cordially invit
ed to attend these services.
NOTICE OF SALE
North Carolina, Martin County. In 1
The Superior Court.
County of Martin vs. M. O. Fout*.
Under and by virtue ol an order
of sale and judgment made by L
B Wynne, Clerk of the Superior
Court of Martin County, on Monday,
the 7th day of April, 1941. the under- i
signed commissioner will, on Friday,
the 9th day of May, 1941, at twelve
o'clock noon, in front of the court
house door in the town of Williams
ton. offer for sale to the highest bid
for cash the following described
tract or parcel of land, to wit:
Adjoining the J. & W. Land Co., j
and formerly the Roanoke Railroad
Sc Lumber Co.. and known as the
Fisher land, and lying and being in
the N.W. side of the old Jamesville
and Washington Company's right of
way, containing 200 acres, more or
less, and being the land conveyed to
M O. Fouts by A T McDonald and
wife recorded in Book V-2 at page
This the 7th day of April. 1941.
ELBERT S PEEL.
NOTICE OF SALE
North Carolina. Martin County:
County of Martin vs. H. A. Hear
Under and by virtue of an order of
sale and judgment made by L. B
Wynne, Clerk of the Superior Court
of Martin County, on Monday, the
7th day of April, 1941, the under
signed commissioner will, on Friday.
the 9th day of May. 1941. at twelve
o'clock noon, in front of the oourt
house door in the town of Williams
ton, offer for aale to the highest bid
der for cash the following described
tract or parcel of land, to-wit:
A tract of land in Jamesvilie
Township, Martin County, North
Carolina adjoining the lands of J.
H Mizelle and Geo. W. Martin on
the North, Jamesvilie Road and W.
E. and Sarah Wallace on the Cast,
and Eagle Branch on the South and
A T McDonald on the West, and
containing 44 acres, more or less, and
being part of same tract of land con
veyed to L E Corey by J. H. Saun
ders and Leslie Fowden, by deed
dated January 31, 1914. and of rec
ord in Book E-l at page 456
This the 7th day of April. 1941.
ELBERT S. PEEL,
a-11 4t Commissioner. ?
DR. V. H. MEW BORN
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 pjn
Plymouth office, Womble Drug
Store. Every Friday, 10 ajn. to 4 ]
Tarboro Every Saturday.
Notice is hereby given that the
annual meeting of stoekholders
of the Martin (lounty Building
and Loan Assoeiation will he
held in the county courthouse in
the town of Williamston at 11
o'clock a. m., Tuesday. May 6,
This April 17. 1941.
Sunday-Mondat May 4-5
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Wednesday-Thursday May 7-8
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Friday-Saturday May 9-10
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