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There'* been talk of need for dis
couraging consumer purchases of
some non-defense goods, to (1) keep
demand from out-running produc
tion and further hiking prices; and
(2) to hold down demand for non
defense goods so that more product
ive capacity would be available for
defense-goods manufacture. Fitting
into this picture is action of two big
gest mail order houses to tighten up
on consumer credit. They're reduc
ing the three-year time payment now
permitted on durable goods items by
requiring larger "down" and month- j
ly payments. So far as a quick check
up showed, big department stores
had not yet taken similar steps, main
ly because they seldom have time
payment plans running over twenty
four months, anyway. At the same
time the American Bankers Associa
tion circulated a suggested schedule
of terms for time sales financing on
household appliances, equipment and
furniture, auto accessories and trans
portation. It recommends minimum
down payments of 15 to 33 per cent,
and terms of 12 to 24 months. More ,
drastic tightening of such items ?
and more widely applied?would re
sult if OPM decided that sales of j
such items need to be held down fur
ther, to conserve steel and other met
als for defense.
Thus far commodity prices are fol
lowing much the same upward
course they took in World War I. de
spite much effort at price control. |
On the basis of the Department of j
Labor's wholesale price index, cov
ering just about everything, com
modities as a group have climbed 12
per cent during the first 20 months
of this war, against a rise of 16 per
cent for the similar period of 1914
16. Raw material costs are up 18 per
cent, against a rise of only 11 per
cent at this stage of the "other" war.
Prices of farm commodities, textiles,
hide-leather products, foods and
house furnishing goods have shown
sharper gains. On the other hand,
prices of manufactured articles have
moved up 9.6 per cent, against 14
per cent in 1916. And in metals and
chemicals the picture is vastly bet- \
ter. Due largely to government reg
ulation. metals and metal products
have risen only five per cent in 20
months, whereas in World War I
they ballooned by 34. The U. S
chemical industry was in the "in
fant" stage in 1914. and we were
much dependent on imports. Thus
chemical and drug prices skyrocket
ed 125 per cent then, have been held
to a mere 11 per cent rise thus far
in the present hostilities.
?? Moderate deity eu?M
it * mighty good habit for
moat people ao coleieeee.
Avoid u?w iotMfwit.
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fanI too, m to wBAHBY
Knot Midi Style Breed for
?aluet Tout' For tfau floe
htee J bet e deliciour, uautuei,
old time flavor, it's a loose-tex
wrtd, tender crusted loaf chat
was just made for toasting! Ex
cellent for sandwiches, too.
Order it from your grocer! Your
family will like il
HOME MADE STYU
R n V A I R 4 K INC n
Protecting the fjpltnl
Capitol police are checking articles carried by visitors for the first tima
since the World War, when a tame bomb exploded in the Senate recep
tion room. Policeman Donald Murphy i* shown relieving sightseers of
bundles, cameras, and umbrella*4ft4he Rotunda entrance.
<1 Set/a j/ritd
Duke i'nivenity Library Exhibits ?
A Civil War Manuscript News 1
Odd. interesting, and "rare" cop
j ies of old newspapers have been
placed on exhibit by the Duke Uni
' versify Library. These "fruits of the
press" date from December 2(>. 1792
The North Carolina Journal of that
date is a four-page paper printed j
2 there were no headlines]
across tin- page. There was
more than a small-type head
ted to the one column in
he article appeared. The
makeup was entirely different, fori
j stories were continued from the
bottom of tin- first column to the top [
HOW DO Wl MIAN DOUSil YOU*
dollar? Well, look at all
other prices and other valum
in the Fluid Drive field and
then put down tliin fart You
buy Dodge Fluid Drive for
$25 and you get the great
eat motoring aenaatiolT-oflhe
decade, and by far the great
sat value of the year. For
Dodge givea you murh more
than TWICE AS MUCH aa
your Fluid Drive Dollar will
buy anywhere elae.
Yea, you can double your
dollar with Dodge Fluid
Drive, and you ahould by all
means talk with your Dodge
dealer about doing just that Co
Fluid Driving with him today.
DODGE FLUID DRIVE
MAJOft ftOWt S C. B.
t-l? P.M., K.B.I.T.
FASTEST SEU1NG LOWESTPRICED CAR WITH FLUID DRIVE I
MOM PUN MR GALLON OP OAS
DIXIE MOTORS, Inc.?Washington Street
C. E. AYERS, Plymouth, N. C.
tMOOTMST CAM AHOAr
Ordered to London
U. 8. Army Air Corps PlioU
At present on duty at Fort Doug
las, Utah, Brig. (ion. Ralph Koyce
has been ordered to Ix>ndon for duty
as assistant military attache for
vair. Prior to leaving, he will serve
temporarily at Wright Field, Ohio,
and in the office of the chief of staff
of the second. Another conspicuous
difference between eighteenth and
twentieth century newspapers is the
lack of pictures in the earlier cen
The oddest newspaper placed on
exhibit is the Weekly News. It was
manuscript; and no printed edition
has been reported to prove that there
was ever a "press" copy. J. M L.
Harrington, of Harrington, N. C., was
editor. During the Civil War the
size was decreased until it resembled
a page taken from an ordinary writ
The subscription rates quoted for
the Weekly New.) reflected the rise
in prices and the depreciation of the
Confederacy's currency in value.
The 1802 rate was $2 per year,
whereas the 1864 subscription was
$4. Across the top of each front page
the editor wrote, "The world is gov
erned too much."
A second Civil War newspaper,
the Confederate Banner, was print
ed on the plain side of wall paper.
Two copies of the edition bearing the
date, October 25, 1862, were includ
ed in the exhibit; but each was print
ed on differently patterned pieces of
A nine year old Raleigh youth ed
ited the Microcosm. This was a reg
ular newspaper of average size and
make-up. A bound volume was dis
played with the other early papers.
Interesting articles featured in
cluded President Monroe's message
to Congress. It appeared in the Fay
etteville Gazette, November 22,
1820. He referred to the Napoleonic
Wars and said that the European
"convulsions" would be felt ih the
United States. In the 1792 paper, a
writer discussed education in an ar
ticle written to encourage donations
to the University of North Carolina
The burning of the state capitol in
1831 did not make the front page of
the Raleigh Star. The article which
wild of the finTwas almost lost on
the third page, for there were no
large headlines. Other towns repre
sented in the Duke exhibit includ
ed, Salisbury, Edcnton, Fayetteville,
Charlotte and Goldsboro.
The average reader of today would
I be "lost" trying to read one of those
pers, for there were no "comics", and
there was no sport page.
Direct lend-lease aid to Australia
and increased purchases of Austral
ian wool are expected shortly as a
result of recent conferences held in
North Carolina. Martin Counts In
The Superior Court
County of Martin against < P. How
ell and others.
The defendant. C P Howell and
wife. Lela Ann Howell, above named
I will take notice that an action en
I titled as above has been commenced
I in the Superior Court of Martin
I County. North Carolina, to foreclose
the taxes on land in Martin County
} in which said defendants have an in
terest; and the said defendants will
| further take notice that they are re
quired to appear before L. B Wynne.
Clerk of the Superior Court of Mar
tin County at his office in Williams
I ton. North Carolina, within thirty
(30) days after the completion of this
' service of publication by notice and
I to answer or demur to the complaint
of the plaintiff in this action, or the
| plaintiff will apply to the Court for
the relief demanded in said com
This the 27th day of May. 1941
L B WYNNE.
Clerk Superior Court
m30-4t of Martin County.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that under
and by virtue of an order of the
Clerk of the Superior Court of Mar
tin County entered in that certain
special proceedings pending in said
Court entitled 'Martin Little vs.
Callie Little," the undersigned Com
missioners will on Monday, the 30th
day of June. 1941. at twelve (12)
o'clock nominal the Courthouse door
o# Martin County, in WilUamston.
North Carolina, offer for sale, at
public auction. to the highest bidder,
for cash, the following describe real
? state, to-wit
"That certain house and lot in the
town of WilUamston, Martin Coun
ty. North Carolina. U-ginmng .it Ca?
sar Purvis' corner on a lane, thence
along said lane SO feet to a stake,
thence South 105 feet to a stake
thence West 45 1-2 feet to Caesar
Purvis' line: thence along Caesar
Purvis' line to the beginning. And
being the sanu premises owned and
occupied by Nora Rice at the time
of l\* i death, and being tin
property devised to Martin Little
and Callie Little in the La i Will and
Testament < >f Nora Rn ? d- ?? .. . d.
which is of record in the Office of
the Clerk of the Superior Court of
Martin County and herein refeired
Tins the 28th day of Mav. I!>4!
HUGH i; HBrton
Kl.BKRT S PKKI..
m30 4t Commissioners
North Carolina. Martin Count \ I
The Superior Court
Countv of Martin against Mrs. ( |*
Howell and others.
The defendants. Mrs C 1' How
ell and husband. C 1* Howell.'above
named/ will take notice that an ac
tion entitled as above ha> b? en com '
menced HI the Sup? ri"i C ml *?f
Martin County. North C oolina to
foreclose the taxes on laud in Mar
tin County in which aid defendant
have an interest, and the >aid defen
dants w ill further take notice that
they are required to appear before
1. B Wynne. Clerk of the Superior
Court of Martin Count\ at I us office
in WilUamston. North Carolina, with
in thirty (30) days after the comple
tion of this service of publication by
notice and to answer or demur to
the complaint of the plaintiff in this
action, or the plaintiff will apply to
tin Court for the relief demanded in
This the 27th day of May, 1941.
1. B WYNNE.
Clerk Superior Court
m30 4t of Martin County
North Carolina Martin County.
II ?vmg tln> day qualified as ad
niiiudratoi >f tin ? 'ate of Nicey A.
Wyi f? th:> is to notify all persona
hiviii1', t lain agiur t said ? state to
pii s? nt tin m to tin undersigned ad
ministrator ? i hi attorneys, within
tu( .? months,from the date of this
lU*tice. or till notice will he pleaded
in h_ar ? f their recovery All persons
itnh htvfl <?? .ml * state will please
i ik? rmnn-iiiati payment.
T i ' 7th day <.f May. 1941.
SIMON S KOOKHSON.
Administrator of the Estate
. 1 Nic? > A Wynne.
Pi ? I Jb Manning. Atty: m9-tit
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