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Friday, March 27, Z9-#2.
Ill Informed Or Ignorant
Americans have either been ill informed or
they were lulled into peaceful complacency by
blissful ignorance during those trying days of
momentous events in the fairly recent past. As
the real meaning of many of the history-making
events begins to reveal itself in this late day,
there is some reason to believe that the monop
olistic press not only kept the people ill inform
ed of what was really going on in the world but
that it also conspired with the high lords or im
perialists in misleading the people
Surely, some of those charged with the task
of keeping the world informed, knew of Ja
pan's plan to challenge America. !t was either
that or their cries fell on deaf ears as this na
tion rushed to carry on business as usual and
feed Japan materials to be used in murdering
our Chines'e friends.
We were told about France and her most
wonderful army, but we were not told the real
facts. We were told by a conservative press that
labor was the downfall of France. Such damn
able accusations are being shattered by the Ri
om trials. Defying Hitler and that old conserva
tive and degenerate class in France, Edouard
Daladier, premier of France when war was de
clared in September, 19119. said a few days ago
that it was not a shortage of equipment that
brought about the downfall of France but that
it Aas poor leadership traceable to the old ruling
class who, hiding behind the Maginot line, had
chosen to carry on business as usual During the
early period of the trial, Daladier said France
had 3,600 tanks and the Germans had only 2.
000. but the High Command distrusted tank
warfare and placed the common soldier ahead
of the machines. Back in 1934, Retain, the tot
tering old man of Vichy, had refused to heed
the warning of Leon Blum and strengthen the
fortifications at Sedan where the Germans
broke through It is now known that Retain, the
codger who our State Department has lean
ed over backwards to appease, slashed military
appropriations, that the Supreme War Council
of conservatives had refused to consider new
types of guns. At this late date we are learning
the true facts why France fell. But at the time
we were informed by the monopolistic press
that labor and labor alone was responsible for
the fall of France. We were never told by the
monopolistic press that despite the old con
servative bunch, the Leon Blum regime man
ufactured more armaments than any other dur
ing the decade preceding the outbreak of the
The acts of cooperation between the French
quislings in recent months should prove that
the downfall of France is traceable not neces
sarily to labor's door but to the very door of?
that very group who insisted that labor had
turned traitor and paved the way for the en
slavement of those who work and their fellow
countrymen. In this country today millions
still believe that the laboring man is solely and
entirely responsible for the plight defeated
France finds itself in today.
Turn to Russia and the same situation is
found. We were told that Russia's system would
bog down in defeat within three weeks. Our
monopolistic press belittled Russia and her mil
lions. We called Stalin a gangster. Russia was
not to be trusted. We were pumped up with
false information by a monopolistic press that
dared not tell or, at least, did not tell, the truth.
The gallant stand Russia has mide is now ad
mitted, and despite a hostile press and its warp
ed presentation of the facts, the people are be
ginning to ask why they were played for suck
ers and misled by half baked newsgatherers
Some of the real facts, telling why Russia
was driven into revolution and how it was
working to regain equilibrium, were buried
deep in some journals, but we, a busy people,
only had time to look at the picture books and
gaze at the spots on bridge cards, too weak to
dig deep for the truth. Those who would try
to enlighten us as to the true facts were immed
iately branded as communists. Remember how
President Roosevelt was bitterly criticised and
even condemned when his administration rec
ognized Russia? The Russia recognized by
Roosevelt is the same Russia that is between us
and Hitler and fighting the Berlin beast for us
News reports, warped by the big advertis
ing accounts, have failed to carry the real mean
ing of world events, and when the unadulter
ated truth did reach us we were too busy do
ing nothing to recognize it.
If we would only recognized what really hap
pened in France and Russia we would immed
iately start a house cleaning at the top where
dollar-a-year lobbyists bask in juicy contracts,
with the expectation that the masses would fall
in line and march to victory. But no, we con
tinue to sabotage our war effort by placing our
greed and self interest first, by condemning
those who are willing to follow honest leaders.
The men at Valley Forge were no better than
those in the production lines today, but com
pare Washington's leadership with that of Kim
mel and Short and with that of our profit
grasping industrialists. There one will find what
is wrong in this land of ours today. But it is
safe to wager that the staid and warped press
of our land will never offer such a comparison.
For instance, the labor-hating press of this land
has offered in graph form how many ships could
have been built by men idle on strike, but the
same press that rushed forward with that ov
er-sized information has not even suggested
how many ships could be built every day by
the hundreds of thousands who are now idle
in and around the automobile towns, all because
the automotive industry insisted on a business
as-usual schedule even after Pearl Harbor.
We talk about propaganda and the censored
press in other lands. It is bad, to be sure, but
give us that in preference to the stuff dished
out by such organs as the Five-cent Post, the
Chicago Tribune, the Washington Times-Her
ald ""d all the other sophisticated ducks from
coast to coast.
If hy A Home?
Modern Young Lady (to real estate agent
who tried to sell her a house)?A home? Why
do I need a home? J was born in a hospital, ed
ucated in a college, courted in an automobile
and married in a church; I live out of the deli-,
catessen and paper bags; I spend my mornings
on the golf course, my afternoons at a bridge
table, and my evenings at the theater; when I
die, I am going to be buried from the undertak
er's. All I need is a garage.?Exchange.
For truth and duty it is ever the fitting time;
who waits until circumstances completely fa
vor his undertaking, will never accomplish any
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DR. W. R. BVRRELL.
Acting Pastor, Baptist Church
Text John 10:10. "1 am come that
they might have life, and that they
might have it more abundantly."
Last week, you remember, we
talked about the coming of Spring
and what it might mean to ua by way
of promise and suggestion. Today,
let us think it through a little furth
er and see if there are not some oth
er lessons for us to learn. The Spring,
while boautitui in itself, would mean
little to us were it nut for what lies
beyond it. After all, it is Fruitage
and Harvest that we need and want.
Were all life but springtime it would
be of little worth to us. Perhaps that
is one of our troubles today, we may'
have majored on spring and spring
time until we have lost sight of Sum
mer and Winter and their place in
a well-rounded year. So in life, what
we want is not promise but perform
" artct. Not immaturity but maturity.
Not adolescence but Manhood and
Womanhood. To be sure the one must
come before the other. But the one
is not to be permanent but prepara
tory. Not the end but the means.
What all of us crave is Life! Full
orbed, rounded, abundant life! And
that is precisely what Jesus proposes
to give us! So many people seem to
think that to be religious is to be
anemic, stunted, dwarfed, frustrat
ed, to live on a subnormal level, to
look pale and pathetic and in gener
al to appear as if life were a punish
ment to be endured according to1
some mysterious dispensation of
providence. So many of the pictures
of Jesus that one sees represent Him
as a pale weakling, a sort of half
womanish, half mawkish being, to
whom life was abhorent and only to
be endured because it had to be. On
the contrary, he was the most manly
of men. Stalwart, of heroic mould,
buoyant and vibrant. A man who
thrilled to every noble emotion. Who
enjoyed life to its fullest. They call
ed Him a 'Glutton and a Wine Bib
ber' and to their way of thinking, He
probably was. He loved to be with
folks, to participate with them in
their common festivities. Nothing
that affected them, except sin, was
foreign to Him, and even there He
was tempted in all points as we are;
He became one with us in order that
He might become a 'faithful and mer
ciful high priest' knowing our frame
and remembering that we are dust.
Many of our current religious
thinking grows out of what I choose
to call a slave mentality, an other
wordliness that is an escape mechan
ism to cover up our inability to cope
with the demands of life. Not so Jes
us. He met every challenge. Faced
with the Upper and the Nether
worlds as well as the powers of this
world with a courage and an Elan
that etxorted the admiration not only
of His contemporaries but of all the
ages since. He was a Man as well as
the Son of God.
So, in like manner He would have
us live Simply, Greatly, Joyiously,
Nobly, Humanly, and yet Godly, En
rapport with all that is good and
great in this present world as well as
that which is to come. Enjoying and
using to its full all the beautiful and
good that now is 'as using, but not
abusing, it.' Remembering that this
is God's footstool, and that He loved
it so much that He gave His only be
gotten Son for its redemption.
So let us lay hold upon life. God's
life, in which all things become ours,
things present and things to come. A
life without fear and without re
proach. A life in which death is but
the natural fulfillment and flowering
of all the good that has, in the provi
dence of God, been ours to have and
to hold through the years of our pil
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sub
ject, "Christ the King."
Young People's meeting. 7 p. n
Subject, "In the Cross of Christ
Evening service, 8 p. m. Subject.
"Thou Shalt Not Covet."
All members and friends are urg
ed to attend the Union Noon-Hay
services at the Watts Theatre at 10:30
each day of the week through Friday.
No service Wednesday.
Communion service and Medita
tion Thursday, 8 p. m.
"Toward Calvary with Christ."
Daily devotional theme for the com
ing week: "Christ Triumphant."
Monday?The King enters. Psalm
Tuesday?On the right hand of
God. Matt. 22:41-46.
Wednesday?He will reign some
day. Matt. 23:37-39.
Thursday?"I shall not drink again
until the Kingdom comes." Luke
Friday?The triumph of the Cross.
John 19:17-22: Matt. 27:54.
Saturday?Worthy is the Lamb,
He shall reign forevermore. Rev.
Sunday?Christ Triumphant. Luke
CHURCH OF THE ADVEN1
Almighty and everlasting God
who, of thy tender love toward
mankind, has sent thy Son, our Sav
iour. Jesus Christ, to take upon hin
our flesh and suffer death upon thi
cross, that all mankind should fol
low the examples of his great humll
| ity, mercifully grant, that we ma]
both the follow the example of Ml
patience, and alio be made partak
ers his resurrection; through th<
same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon at 11
Monday at 4:00 p. m , meeting of
all the women of the church for the
purpose of discussing the work of the
This coming Sunday evening,
March 29th, at 8:00 o'clock the Place
Marimba Players and Bell Ringers,
consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Lester C
Place, of Spring City. Penna., will
present a sacred concert in the Wil
liamston Memorial Baptist church.
The service will consist of familiar
hymns of the church rendered upon
the marimba, bells, saxophone and
triple octave chimes. The latter in
strument is an antique and one of the
ten that are still in existence today.
Music is produced from these chimes
by shaking them.
During the past year, Mr. and Mrs.
Place have presented their sacred
concerts in 22 different states in
various churches, schools, colleges
and radio stations.
This Sunday evening's service will
be their last appearance in North
Carolina this season as they are en
route to the Moody Memorial church
and Moody Bible Institute in Chica
go, 111., for a series of meetings. Rev.
William R. Burrell, supply pastor of
the church, extends a cordial invita
tion to the public to attend this in
Williamston church school at 6:45
Worship service and sermon at 11
Roberson's Chapel church school
at Vz o'clock. Notice change of hour.
Bear Grass church school at 10:45
a. m. Notice change of hour.
Worship service and sermon at 8
p. m. and Young People at 7 p. m.
Poplar Point church school at 3:00
HOI.LY SPRINGS METHODIST
Preaching services will be held at
Holly Springs Sunday afternoon at
half past three o'clock. This service
preparatory for Easter. The pastor
is anxious that the people attend this
service. He has a special message.
Church school, 9:45 a. m
Morning worship, 11 a. m. The
music to be used is as follows ?
Hymns: "To Zion Jesus Came," "Lift
Up Your Heads," "Ride On, Ride
On." Anthems: "Jerusalem," "The
Evening service, 0 p. m.
Epworth League. 7 p. m.
Mid-week prayer service. Wed
nesday, 8 p. m. Choir rehearsal will
follow this service.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11a. m
Evening worship, 8 p. m.
B. T. U., 7 p. m.
Prayer and praise service, Wed
nesday, 8 p. m.
Pastor's subjects: Morning hour,
"Christ Entering In." Evening hour:
At the evening hour, Mr. and Mrs.
Place will render a concert of Sa
cred Music on a variety of instru
ments. Everybody welcome.
Tuesday at 5 p. m . Litany
Wednesday at 5 p. m , Litany.
Maundy Thursday at 8:00 p. m.,
Memorial celebration of the Holy
Good Friday at 2:00 p. m., Medita-j
tion on the Cross.
Each morning at 10:30 in Holy
Week there will be a union service
at the Watts Theatre. The subject
will be treated by the ministers of'
our churches is "The Living Church
and Its Message for the World." On
Good Friday afternoon, the picture,
"The King of Kings" will be shown
at the Marco Theater. Everyone is
urged to attend these services, so our
community can truly worship to
Shops Here Wednesday
Mrs. W. R. Smith, of Windsor,
shopped here Wednesday.
NOTICE OF RE-SALE
North Carolina. Martin County.
Under and by virtue of the order
of re-sale signed by Hon. L. Bruce
Wynne, Clerk of the Superior Court
of Martin County, in the special pro
ceedings entitled "Ephriam Peele,
Executor of the Will of Alexander
Peele vs. Roscoe Peele, Homer Peele,
Noah Peele, Ollie Roberson, Pew
Ward, Dave Roberson, Arminte
Barnhill, Tom Ward, William Peele,
Joseph Manning, Theodore Manning,
?t als," the undersigned Commis
sioner wilbjon the 13th day of April. |
1942, at 12:00 o'clock hi., at the |
Courthouse Door at Williamston, N.
C , offer for sale to the highest bid
der for cash, a certain tract of land |
in Martin County, North Carolina,
and more particularly described as
Beginning at the South end of the
cement bridge across Harris Branch
on the road from J. R. P. Griffin's to
the old Corey School House, thence
running up the run of said branch
8:28 chains to the center of the Al
exander Peele farm road; along the
center of said road South 1' west
14 25 chains to an iron marker on the
old path; thence South 19' Weat 37.45
chains to an iron marker in Fore
man-Blade Lumber Company's line;
thence South 52" West 5.52 chains to
an iron marker, I. F. Griffin's cor
ner; thence North 40 chains along I.
F. Griffin's line tp an old road;
thence North 85' West 1.40 chains
to the canal in Harris Branch, S.
Peele's line; thence down the said
canal 8 chains; thence North 13.05
chaina along S. Peele's line to an iron
marker on the edge of the aforesaid
road; thence down said road South
86' East 16.45 chains to the begin
ning, containing 67 acres, more or
less, and being Lot No. 1 as shown
on the map in the report of the Com
missioners in the above entitled pro
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