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Friday. January 10. 1012.
While men fight and die in the Philippines,
in Malaya, the Netherlands East Indies and in
other war arenas, Americans still sleep under
peaceful skies, shuwing no active concern fur
those whose unfortunate lot it is to face the fire
-and damnation of a barbarian enemy
President Roosevelt offered encouragement
to the whole world of free peoples in a recent
address when he promised so many planes, tanks
and ships for use against the enemy. Days la
ter, reports come out stating that certain indus
try was still clamoring for a business-as-usual
schedule, the facts making it quite clear that
an all-out war effort had not even at the late
date been seriously considered
It would be really enlightening and indeed
quite timely for the National Association of
Manufacturers or big business' guardian angel,
the United States Chamber of Commerce, to
put down in black and white the number of man
hours lost as a result of industry's stubbornness
to act in behalf of country It would also be
interesting for the NAM and the national pot
to do as it has done in so many other cases esti
mate the number of lives that are chargeable to
While-ihey?have-not been-played up in the
big headlines on the front pages or even formed
a topic of critical conversation, the facts 111 the
case are: the certain industry would not even
consider a conversion program until it was
guaranteed normal profits on the one hand and
valuable lax concessions on the oilier hand. That
the industry was not greatly interested in mak
ing equipment for the protection of American
lives is evidenced in its demand for an increase
m quotas under the old business-as-usual sched
ule. A.- '
It would seem that labor's hands are clean
this once, but the labor-hating and biased press
of this country has not even offered to enlight
en the people.
But while industry balks when the youth of
our land face a ruthless enemy with insufficient
equipment, the people, as a whole, are slowing
down little in their march of pleasure. We have
shouted about stamp and bond purchases and
our miserable support given the USO and Red
Cross, but there's little else to our credit so far.
On the other hand we jumped to get tires for
our pleasure cars. We have figured our own
cause first, leaving the hindmost, if any, for
men called to the colors or the war effort, as a
whole. We are riding as much as ever, and do
ing eevrything else we want to do.
We are still sleeping, and it now looks as noth
ing less than a bomb m our own yards will blow
us out of our lethargy, and that apparently we'll
not stop our pleasure chase until it carries us
to within two feet of hell.
If here If ere They Then?
Toiling in a hot July sun, a sub-marginal far
mer, so the story goes, looked up to old Sol and
asked in a defiant voice, "Where were' you last
December when we needed you?"
Th metropolitan press is shouting to high
heaven about the farm bloc and the free rein
for farm prices. Possibly the bill as passed by
the Senate a few days ago will create a price
spiral and wreck the country. But there is one
thing to be asked of the big city press: Where
was it just a few short years ago when the far
mer was producing crops at a figure far below
the cost of production? The press is now up in
arms against the farmer's advantage, but as
long as he fed the citv guv at a Irmr and
went into bankruptcy, the city press never even
offered to lift a little finger in his behalf.
The farmer showed his patriotism in the last
war when he fed the world and went into bank
ruptcy doing it. He is again ready to show his
patriotism. But let all other men show their pa
triotism by agreeing that the farmer is entitled
to a reward for lus efforts just as long as cap
italism flies its flag on lofty poles for industry,
labor and the human parasites.
After yelliifg loud and hard about budgets
unbalanced in the name of needy humanity,
the conservatives apparently are now convinc
ed that there are worse things than unbalanc
ed budgets. They can see themselves being ov
er-run and dominated by a Hitler, but they
could not see through the maze of their own
plenty and understand the plight of the un
employed, the aged and the helpless.
And as far as our economic system is con
cerned, a faudget uiibalancertby war IS just as~
bad as a budget unbalanced in the name of suf
We have about reached that point where we
recognize the necessity of upsetting the budget
Wo will do well to prepare ourselves for nth.
er changes that are certain to come. But dur
ing the meantime, let's talk no more about
budgets when there are other things far more
important to talk about than budgets.
When a man has not a good reason for doing
a thing, lie has one good reason for letting it
alone. Walter Scott.
COMI'ARATIVK STATEMENT OF CONDITION
Guaranty Bank & Trust Co.
WILLIAMSTON. NORTH CAROLINA
Call Report ('.all Report
Cash and hi Banks ? --84,552,795.24 87,057,721.07
U. S. Bomb 478,637.74 628,961.74
N. C. B??ud? 229,469.(Mi 215.112.10
Municipal Bonds 680,-141.66 785,385.20
Total Cash and Marketable Bonds 85.941,343.70 88.685,480.11
Other Bonds and Storks 37,600.00 37,600.00
Banking Houses, Furniture and v.
Fixtures (net) 138,779.81 163,301.84
6ther Real Estate 3,087.25 51.00
Bond Income Earned But Not Col d 9,790.92 10,580.22
Loans and Discounts 2,454,387.91 2,969,496.27
Total Resources 88,584,989.65 11,866.509.44
Capital Stork?Common 272,000.00 300,000.00
Capital. Stork?Preferred 160,000.00 160,000.00
Surplus 219,(MM).00 250,000.00
Undivided Profit* 464?77 54 1*
Unearned Interest 23,110.24 25,6-16.25
Reserve?Interest, Taxes, Ins., elr. 73,003.42 95,116.41
Reserve?Dividend Pfd Stork 2,400.00 2,400.00
Reserve?Dividend Com. Stork __ 10,800.00 45,000.00
Reserve Dividends payable in
Common or Preferred Stork 68,000.00 (>8.000.00
Reserve?Retirement Fund Pfd Stock 30,000.00
Deposits 7,710,098.45 10,882,338.64
Total Liabilities 98.584,989.65 11,866,509.44
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
For America, Give I
By REV. Z. T. PIEPHOFF
Pastor, Presbyterian Church
There are many historical places
in this old world of ours. Many of
them mark the places of supreme
struggles or crises in the history of
our nation and of the world.
e.g. Who does not remember these
Remember the Alamo! Remember
the Maine! Remember Pearl Har
bor! Remember Jesus Christ! It is
true that all of these should be re
membered but as Christians we
should also Remember the Place
As human beings we love to re
member such places as King's Moun
tain. Guilford Courthouse, Bunker
Hill, Yorktown and Mount Vernon.
Our hearts are thrilled and we are
filled with a deep sense of ecstacy as
we listen to some great speaker re
count the thrilling experiences of
these places. How well we love to
meet some old friend or visit some
childhood scene. Who does not love
to sit and meditate and dream about
the old orchard with its delicious
fruits, cherries, peaches, plums?;
about the old swimming hole where
we learned to swim; about the first
time we had a date with Jim or
Mury. All of us love to recount such
experiences of joy and happiness.
As we sit and meditate and dream
about the past we soon discover that
it is impossible to remember only
those experiences of joy and happi
ness which have been ours but we
instinctively remember those of sor
row and disappointment as well. It
is hard to forget the day we left the
old homeplace, so to speak. It is
hard to forget the passing of some
dear friend or loved one. We shall
always remember the last words of
our father or mother, or both.
Remember these things. Yes. Re
member Pearl Harbor, Yes. But
above alLRemember the Place Call
As we scan the horizon of brave
deeds and great events, there is one
event that stands out head and shoul
ders above all others. It is "That
Green Hill Far Away," about which
we all love to sing and from which
flows the River of Life, Liberty, and
Lov^ for which we are now pray
ing and fighting. It is the place where
the Savior and the Sinner meets. It
is the place where Jesus bore our
sins in His own body on the tree. The
place then about which we should all
be thinking this day along with Pearl
Harbor, Corrgidor, Borneo, Malaya,
and all the others, is the .place called
Remember this, Remember that,
but above all, Remember Calvary
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Subject,
"Steps to Christ."
Young People's meeting, 6:30 p. m.
Subject, "Putting Life into Our
Evening service, 7:30 p. m. Sub
ject, "No Other Gods."
?Circle Nu. 1 meets Monday, 3:i0,
with Mrs. J. D. Woolard; Circle No.
2 meets with Mrs. T. F. Harrison at
3:30, with Mrs. Edwin Holding and
Mrs. Myrtle Brown as joint hos
Prayer meeting and ft**'" Q"l7
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Choir rehearsal, Friday. 7 30 p.m.
Mr. Goff will begin a series of
services Sunday evening on the Ten
Commandments. The first discussion
will be based on the First Command
ment, "No Other Gods". A cordial in
vitation is extended the public to
hear these discussions.
The regular services of the church
will be held next Sunday as usual.
There will be a preaching service
at Roberson's Chapel Sunday after
noon at 3:45 p. m. The Sacrament of
the Lord's Supper will be observed.
CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
The 2nd Sunday after Epiphany.
Almighty and everlasting God, who
dost govern all things in heaven and
earth; mercifully hear the supplica
tions of thy people, and grant us thy
peace all the days of our life; through
Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11 a.
Evening prayer and sermon, 7:30 p.
Celebration of the Holy Commun
ion Thursday morning at 11 a. m.
The Woman's Auxiliary will meet
| with Mrs. J. H. Saunders, Sr , on
Monday afternoon at 3:30.
St. Elizabeth's Auxiliary will meet
with Mrs. W. I. Skinner on Monday
afternoon at 3:30.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sermon
subject, "The Obligations Tjf Chnst
lans in Time of National Crisis."
Evening service, 7:30 p. m.
Epworth League, 6:30 p. m.
The Woman's Society of Christian
Service will meet in church annex,
I Monday, 3:30 p. m.
[ The mid-week prayer meeting,
Wednesday, 7 30 p. m.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m
B. T. U., 6:30 p. m.
Evening worship, 7:30 p. m.
Mr Gilbert Mister has accepted
the responsibility qf leading the B.
T. U. and all the boys and girls are
requested to cooperate with him in
every way possible. So often the ex
cuse for a poor program is that there
is no leader, or there is no teacher.
It is so important to have leaders in
our church that every member ought
to be in prayer about it. We are still
looking for a leader for the Junior
Training Union. Jesus has taught us
to pray the Lord of the harvest for
laborers. There can be no happy har
vest apart from sowing. One of the
greatest investments a person can
make is that of spending the life in
the guidance and leadership of the
men and women of tomorrow. If
you read this and become interested
in a fine group of Juniors meet with
us Sunday night and let us talk over
the work together. You may be the
very person God wants. You may be
the very person these boys and girls
need Prayer is being made that
someone will accept this challenge.
Regular services will be held at ,
the Jamesville Baptist Church Sun- m
H:iv at f hn roOular (imp
day at the regular time.
Sunday school at 10 a. m. Come
and worship with us.
HOLLY SPRINGS METHODIST
The pastor will fill his regular ap
pointment at Holly Springs Sunday
at 3:00 o'clock. The community is
cordially invited to attend.
Hens Are Reaching 75 Per
Cent Of Production Stage
Most of the hens in farm demon
stration flocks on which records are
being kept in Cumberland County
are reaching the 75 per cent of pro
duction stage, reports Assistant
Farm Agent L. B. Laws.
HE WAS HORN
236 YEARS AGO
-and one stormy day he flew a kite!
ON JANUARY I 7, I 706, in Boston, was born
Benjamin Franklin . . . American states
man, scientist, and author. His deeds, his home
spun philosophies, his prudence and thrift are
part of the warp and woof of America's com
ing of age . .. and one day, during an electrical
storm, he flew a kite.
Sans scientific detail, that incident has be
come symbolic of the spark which brought
about the harnessing of the great force of
Electricity for useful service.
In the two centuries since, the mysterious
power of Electricity has become so much a
part of the American way of living that now
we take for granted the miracles of service
that are ours at the click of a switch.
Today, Electrical household servants have
freed millions of American women from count
less tasks that took high toft of time and energyT
modern Electrical appliances have brought
about many extra hours of leisure time from
irksome duties?golden hours that American
women have used to good advantage.
Now, with demands greater than ever upon
her time, the American woman finds Electricity
one of her most dependable co-workers . . .
with all the attributes of the ideal servant:
thriftiness, cleanliness, speed, and efficiency!
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