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WILL1AMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
W. C. MANNING
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Tuesday. February .'f, l'J42.
Madilrninn Action ,
That the millions in thus country are patriot
ic and are willing to do their part even though
rr,anv r,f r.ro . lining to Oil llll-OUt pleasure
schedule unto the last drop and the Jpst inch,
has been well proven in the calls for united ac
tion. But there is evidence that a few are prov
ing little better than traitors to thi u country.
When humble housewives pull pots and pans
from their stoves and offer them free in the
name of defense and country, it is maddening
to see some scoundrel at work to offset the un
selfish and patriotic deeds. Those who would
through greed and selfishness block or even de
lay the war effort are little better than fifth
columnists and they should be punished In re
cent weeks hundreds of people in Martin Coun
ty have spent time and money collecting scrap
iron and other metals for the war effort. Theirs
was an unselfish effort, an effort to help pro
tect this country aud every person in it from
savage attacks similar to those now gripping
France, Greece, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Manila,
Malaya and so on and on. Then one hears re
ports about how four big junk dealers in Ohio
right in sight of blast furnaces closed down by
material shortages held back deliveries. The
big junk dealers in the big centers are said to
have already made millions of dollars. They and
others of their ilk condemn Russia's Stalin in
one breath, but through their dastardly, action
they are inviting Stalin and his form of gov
ernment to our own shores
There are those who would hoard sugar and
everything else. They, too, are the ones who
condemn Stalin and high-handed dictatorial pol
icies, but they through their dastardly action
are inviting dictatorship and even revolution.
The common people of this country are not go
ing to remain quiet in humble suffering while
others, taking advantage of their wealth and
position and through yellow selfishness, soft
en their nests and enjoy the good things in life
The man who \sould move to cause and aggra
vate an unnecessary shortage m the necessities
of life is throwing himself wide open, so to
speak, to revolutionary measures. And when
a man is angry there is little that reasoning
power can do.
Sonu'lhinn (hifilit To lie I)out' ihout It
Just recently the farmei has been condemn
ed in the eves of the ultimate consumer be
cause his representatives m Washington de
manded a price of 110 per cent of parity for his
products. When the fight for that consideration
was in progress, the government released a
market review listing the wholesale price oI
sweet potatoes on the New York, Boston and
other big markets at $150 to $1.65 a bushel.
That very week, sweet potatoes were being
bought right here in Martin County for as lit
tle as 75 and 80 cents a bushel.
It is hardly right to accuse our fellowman of
robbery, but there is every good reason to point
out quite emphatically that the farmer is still
holding the short end of the stick and that some
thing ought to be done about it.
It is a strange thing that in this great country
of ours with the extensive radio and newspaper
media at its command the housewife is not told
what the farmer receives and the farmer is not
told what the housewife pays.
Not so many seasons ago, a trucker left Mar
tin County with a load of sweet potatoes. When
he got to New York, he went to a retail store
and bought four pounds of sweet potatoes for
19 cents. Those same sweet potatoes were sold
?by -a-Martin County fainiei at a cent and 6ne
half a pound.
We have been told about our great transpor
tation system and the vast savings in mass buy
ings, but somewhere along the line between the
actual producer and the consumer there is go
ing on a lot of thievery, legalized or other
Bob Reynolds, North Carolina's accident in
the United States Senate, has caused many a
person to deny he was a subject of the Great
State. And now comes Tom P. Jimison with a
revelation on conditions found in the asylums
for the insane in the State. Mr. Jimison's reve
J lations are enough to cause one to hang his head
How can people refer to Clyde Hoey's reign
in the governor's mansion as a progressive one
when he overlooked the mentally sick? Melville
Broughton is little or no better than Hoey in
this respect, and it would appear that in other
matters he has turned from his individual course
and drifted into the current of least resistance
to enjoy easy sailing. Where is Mrs. W. T. Bost?
Where are all the other big-salaried fellows who
would stand idly by while helpless men and
women in North Carolina fare little or no bet
ter than Hitler's vietims in the concentration
It is shameful when a great state like North
Carolina can appropriate and spend no moFe
than a little over fifty cents a day for the care
and treatment of a mentally sick patient.
At certain times, State officials have called
out the highway patrol or the national guard to
meet certain emergencies. The decent people of
North Carolina should call outthe State offi
North Carolina should call out the State offi
arc allowing such criminal conditions to exist
in an institution for the insane. It would appear
that those now 111 charge of the institutions
Should be confined therein and the inmates
released and placed over them
t ' .
hornet h'earl Harbor
We are reminded over and over again to re
member Pearl Harbor. Why? When we are re
minded of Pearl Harbor, our natural instinct
leads us to argue over the causes and whys for
Pearl Harbor. And even though we sometimes
think the two militarists there were acting more
like fifth columnists and would think it no
more than right if they were mowed down by
a firing squad, there is no reason why we should
remember Pearl Harbor as a subject for argu
ment and wrangling.
If we are to prevent a second Pearl Harbor
at Norfolk, in the busy metropolis of New York,
in the Far East, in Ireland, we have got to re
member Pearl Harbor as a stimulus to action,
honest-to-goodness action. Pearl Harbor offers
its lesson, and if we do nothing more than argue,
the sacrifices at Pear Harbor will have been
Invent For Fir lory And Freedom
"Americans! We've a war to win," heads an
appeal for support in financing the vast arma
The appeal continues: Our soldiers, sailors and
marines look to you for the tools of Victory. Any
shortage of equipment can cause needless cas
ualties and prolong the war. Our men are fight
ing for America. Give them plenty to fight
Buy more war savings bonds and buy them
regularly, for the continuing need of equip
ment must be supplied by a continuing flow of
/ens who are buying to the limit.
The Duty of Civilians
By Ruth Taylor.
No longer is war for the military alone. With
the annihilation of time and space, we have fore
shortened the world, and the front line trenches
-are-just mi liable to be in uui cities and villages,
as on a far off battle front. This puts us all in
the war for ci'
arm of our fighting forces us the army, navy or
Civilian defense does not signify that you have
any right to protection. It means work for you,
and me. and each and every one of us, no mat
ter where we live, nor what our station in life,
nor at what we toil.
It really isn't anything new to us. Every fron
tier settlement knew what civilian defense
meant. When the alarm was sounded and the
settlers trooped into the blockhouse, each of
them had a task to do, from the men with their
muskets-.aL-the loopholes, to the women, re
loading the rifles, and molding the bullets, to
the small boys carrying water, and putting out
fires, and to the girls looking after the younger
Sivilian defense is self-preservation, pure and
simple. The armed forces must be free to think
only of the enemy. Civilians must be trained to
look after themselves and not be spectators.
They must not divert either supplies, time or
energy from the main task of winning the war.
There are certain simple rules to follow. First,
coordinate your own household for defense. Be
sure you have followed all your local defense
board's suggestions for blackouts and precau
tions against incendiary bombs, and that you
know the basic rules for personal protection.
Plan what you would do in an emergency and
be prepared for it. Better a false alarm than
unprepaiedness. Knuw just What you and each
member of your family is to do?and give them
all, even the youngest, set tasks. Work is the
greatest preventative of panic.
Next?register for some specific job. Learn
"Tfow to do it, and be ready to obey orders. This
is not a time for heroics. Single handed hero
ism is fine, but a little careful cooperation is
likely to be more efficient.
Last?trust those in authority to tell you when
an emergency arises. Don't listen to or spread
rumors. When the time of trial arises, do what
you are told to do and keep cool. It's like goiqg |
up in an airplane?you have to do your worry
ing first, for worrying after you are up won't do
you any good?there's nothing you can do about
Isolation has become a fact. We are now an
island under siege and we must subordinate our
selves voluntarily to the all out effort to win
School Children To
Hear The Governor
One of the features of "Victory
Garden Week," February 9-14, will
he an address by Governor J. Mel
ville Broughton. He will use a State
wide radio network to deliver a mes
sage to school children on Tuesday,
John W. Goodman, assistant di
rector of the State College Exten
sion Service and chairman of the
State Agricultural Workers Coun
cil which is acting as the steering
crypmittee for the Victory Garden
campaign, has worked with Gover
nor Broughton and Dr. Clyde Erwin,
superintendent of public instruction,
in arranging for the broadcast.
Goodman announced that the Gov
ernor's address will be broadcast ov
er Station WPTF, Raleigh; Station
WBIG, Greensboro, and Station
WWNC, Asheville, from 9:30 to 9:45
o'clock, and over Station WBT, Char
lotte from 9:45 to 10:00 o'clock, on
Dr. Erwin has instructed the
school principals and the 25,000
teachers in the schools of the State
to have their 900,000 students as
sembled before radios during the i
time of the Governor's broadcast.
Governor Broughton will tell the
school children and their teachers
how they can cooperate in the Vic- j
lory Garden campaign.
Goodman says the Victory Gar
den committee has suggested that
schools participate in the food-pro
duction program by encouraging chil
dren to grow food to supply school
lunches in gardens at home and at
school; So promote the program
through local parent-teacher usso
ciations, chapel periods, plays, and !
school and community meetings; to
encourage each of the 20,000 high
school students of vocational agricul
! ture and the more than 10,000 stu
! dents in adult farmers' classes to
i have- farm gardens; to direct the 867
I home economics teachers to stress
nutrition through canning fruits and
vegetables; and to establish com
' nuimty canneries in the schools.
In loving memory of Marjorie Lee
Lassiter, who was taken from us
Feb. 2, 1941
Just one year ago today
Your little life was snatched away;
Tears of sorrow fill our eyes,
As we think of you each day.
We miss you at the table.
And your voice, since you have gone;
Though we no longer see you,
i In our minds you still live on.
Your little clothes I've laid away,
j With tears falling here and there; I
I look at them and feel you're so near
I Yet you are so far, far away.
We grieve for you in silence
And few eyes have seen us weep;
But many a bitter tear is shed,
While others are asleep.
We try to look on the bright side,
And not let it grieve us so;
But when we wander around your
Our hearts do overflow.
God called you there, it was his will;
But in our hearts you're living still;
We hope to meet you darling,
Up in your heavenly home;
the victory is won.
A loving mother and father,
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Lassiter.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that under J
and by virtue of the power of sale
contained in that certain deed of
trust executed by Edgar M. Long to
A. R. Dunning, Trustee, dated Oc
tober 12, 1929, recorded in the Pub
lic Registry of Martin County in
Book B-3, at page 27; and by virtue
of a deed of substitution of trustee
dated December 20, 1941, and record
ed in said Registry, default having
been made in the payment of the
indebtedness for which said deed of
trust was given as security, and the
terms and stipulations thereof not
having been complied with, and at
the request of the holder of the said
note and deed of trust, the under
signed substituted trustee will on
Wednesday, February 11, 1942, at
twelve (12) o'clock Noon, at the
Courthouse door of Martin County,
Williamston, North Carlina, offer for
sale, at public auction, to the high
est bidder, for cash, the following
described real estate, to-wit:
That certain lot or parcel of land
situate in the Town' of Hamilton,
Martin County, North Carolina, on
the North tide of Main Street in laid
town, adjoining the store lot of
Slade-Rhodes and Company and oth
ers, and commonly known as the Dr.
B. L. Long Drug Store and Office
lot, being the same premises devis
ed to Edgar M. Long under the will
of Dr. B. L. Long, deceased, which
said Will is recorded in the Office
of the Clerk of the Superior Court
of Martin County.
L_ The last and highest bidder will
be required to deposit ten per cent
(10) of said bid before closing the
sale, to show good faith.
This the Dtflh day of January, 1942.
HUGH G. HORTON,
j!3-4t Substituted Trustee.
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1942 "PURCHASING POWER"
DOLLARS AND SENSE WILL
BUILD OUR DEFENSE ...
In the great national effort we are undertaking today, two
factors of vital importance are materials for industry and
conservatism on the part of the Individual. It takes good
old common sense to buy wisely so that your dollars will go
where they will be of the most use. It takes judicious saving
to put money at the disposal of our government. So, for na
tional defense, make the most of your money by saving for and
purchasing Defense Savings Bonds and Stamps.
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Guaranty Bank & Trust Co.
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AT GOLD POINT 1 to 2 p. m.
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service to our customers as long as present
equipment ran be used.
To do thig ice mutt use every precaution to prevent
unneceggary irear on tireg and equipment.
Vi c want to give delivery service as long
as possible, but we suggest you use onr
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