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Tuetday, April 7, 1942.
The Civilian Conservation Corps
The Civilian Conservation Corps this week
is observing its ninth anniversary. Whatever
its shortcomings may have been and still are.
the organization has accomplished much in re
claiming the lives of nearly three million of
the nation's youth and in developing the natur
al resources of America
That the Civilian Conservation Corps has
made mistakes, possibly many of them, is not
denied, but the very fact that such an organi
zation was ever needed should cause one to
pause and think. Here, in a land of plenty it
was found necessary to snatch millions of
youths from idleness, to reshape their lives and
to direct their manpower into useful channels
and awav from the crime road. Surely, there
are many who have not taken full advantage of
the opportunities planned for them by a
thoughtful and understanding government, but
the glaring fact is that there were not just a
few thousands but millions of young men who
had been cast aside into idleness to experience
the pangs of actual want in a land of plenty.
And, yet, many of those who helped create
such a costly situation went to the extremes in
opposing the program to save these youths from
such a foul system There have always been
and always will be those who knew or know
nothing about ease and plenty. Confined to a
limited number, that group can cause little or
no trouble, but when the numbers of that group
expands into the millions, it is time for some
one to wake up Would America today be in
a position to challenge the aggressors and op
pressors if it had ignored those millions back in
the turbulent days of 1933"' Would America to
day be ready to feed the starving in many lands
had it enslaved further the farmers back in
19333 Would the workers turn hv the millions
to the armament factories today if their shackles
tightened around their legs during the thirties
had not been loosened?
Yes, the Civilian Conservation Corps and the
New Deal have cost millions even billions, but
the value of the program is no longer to be
doubted, especially will one place a true val
uation on the gains if he compares the expendi
tures with what a revolution might have cost or
what the bitter rewards might have been if
the organization and the New Deal had not
displaced the do-nothing policy in effect dur
in gthe early thirties.
Yet, there are those who continue the un
savory fight against the very things that enable
America today to reach out to the four corners
of the world and challenge the oppressors. It
will be well now to recognize the lesson that
has been so ably tuaght and so well demon
strated, and to plan for the future accordingly.
England threw off the fetters of serfdom cen
turies ago. The practice has held forth to some
extent in other lands, and even in this country
serfdom was about to gain a foothold in the
early thirties, only we called it tenantry. But
serfdom for hundreds of thousands of farmers
in Europe is back again and it comes after a
Hitler is moving men, women and children
by the tens of thousands into the fields of Rus
sia where they will be required to work at the
point of a gun. Labor has been shackled to the
forge. Farmers are now being regimented along
with their wives and children. How long can
the world stand the pressure? We in America
can help answer the question by an all-out war
effort or we may hasten a negotiated peace by
accepting slavery in our factories and serfdom
for our farmers.
The Sixth Column
The work of the fifth column is about to be
displaced by the blundering and ignorance of
a well-meaning sixth column in this country.
Sowrach has been accomplished to interrupt
the war effort that Hitler and his cohorts have
found it unnecessary to maintain a costly ea
sy stem or countless numbers of fifth
There are many of the foreign en
Jn our fair land, but the bulk of the das
tardly and sneaking work has been ably done
for and without cost to Hitler.
It is now fairly well established that the at
tack on labor coming as it did when the wheels
of production were just beginning to turn in
high gear had its origin in the mind of a high
ranking official in the United States Chamber
of Commerce. That the attack was well coated
with white sweetening, the sugar shortage not
withstanding, is now admitted by many of
those who were "sucked in" by the rabble.
Planting the seeds of hate, the manipulators or
sixth columnists moved with the fury of a storm
out of Oklahoma. The radio advertising com
mentators, including one H. V. Kaltenborn who
is known to have many connections with the
lousy rich, picked up the germs of hate and at
tempted to infect the iriintf of the entire coun
try. Millions of common workers were pictur
ed as beasts while the jackals such as the Stan
dard Oil, the steel trust, the sugar manipula
tors sat protected in their seats cushioned by
padded profits and dared dictate to the mil
lions despite the warnings coming from the
very seat of our government.
By Ruth Taylor.
This war is not a new war. It is the s'ame strug
gle of barbarism against civilization which has
been fought again and again in the past. The
democracy of Athens went down before the
massed armies of the Persians. Once before
Rome crumbled under the onslaught of Ger
manic tribes. The forces of the East were halt
ed only just outside the gates of Vienna. A bat
tle in the Straits of Trafalgar, and the snows and
cold of Russia were all that turned another
would-be Ruler of the World back across the
Beresina ice to his downfall at Waterloo. So it
Such is the war that rages today. We must
face the grim reality that we are fighting those
who have nothing to lose but their lives. For
years they have concentrated on preparing for
this fight. It is easy to say that if they had spent
on production what they have spent on destruc
tion, on intrigue, in inciting hatreds, they could
have attained peace and prosperity. It is true
?but they did not want peace and prosperity.
They wanted just what every other gangster
has wanted since the beginning of time?Loot!
Can we, knowing this, continue to sit back
comfortably and say we are the richest nation
in the world and that, therefore, we will sure
ly win? We are the richest?in loot! But in or
der to win, we must wake up to a realization of
what defeat would mean to you and to me. We
must put all our forces, mental and physical,
to work. We must mobilize all our resources
and be ready to sacrifice everything to the all
out struggle to win this war. This we must do
now before it is too late.
So far our enemies have chosen the time and
place for attack We waited for the minority
to catch up in their thinking, oblivious of the
fact that Hitler and his gang were putting on
the brakes wherever and whenever possible to
slow things up.
Wake up! The soft and easy days of peace are
gone. In the words of Patrick Henry: "If we
wish to be free; if we wish to preserve inviolate
those inestimable privileges for which we have
been so long contending; if we mean not basely
to ubundun the noble struggle?in which we
have been so long engaged, and which we have
pledged ourselves never to abandon until the
glorious object of our contest shall be obtained
?we must fight! An appeal to arms, and the
God of Hosts, is all that is left us."
Are Some Still Lagging'(
Christian Science Monitor.
Public sentiment will want Congress at once
to investigate charges by Robert R. Guthrie,
who has resigned as chairman of the War Pro
duction Board's textile, clothing, and leather
goods division, that he and his immediate asso
ciates were hampered in their task of conver
sion to war effort by a continuance of the bus
iness-as-usual attitude in some quarters.
Mr. Guthrie speaks of "the resistance of rep
resentatives of the affected industries now
working within the WPB." This evidently
means some of the dollar-a-year men whose po
sition of exposure to divided loyalty already has
been criticized by the Truman investigating
committee. Yet it is difficult to propose a satis
factory substitute for these men, since the Gov
ernment must have experience and the experts
can scarcely cut all peacetime ties.
The situation of the intermediary becomes
less difficult when the industry concerned is
fully convinced of the necessity to convert
promptly and fully to military demands. The
automobile industry perhaps was not fully con
vinced until the loss of rubber supplies made it
pointless to manufacture cars. But once be
gun, that conversion has moved rapidly in the
motor industry because it was concentrated
among a comparatively small number of pro
ducers. Since then, the process has been intro
duced in the industries making refrigerators,
radios, typewriters, and other mechanisms de
pendent on metal supplies.
But there has been no rude jolt to separate
the manufacturers of household linens, coats,
hats, shoes, men's suits, women's dresses, and
childrens' rompers from their usual markets.
Moreover, the textile and clothing industries
are divided among so many thousands of pro
ducing units that the organizing of their effort
is difficult. Various branches and concerns in
these industries have been absolved by Mr.
Guthrie from responsibility for the condition
he alleges. But as to the rest, there should be
quick investigation and action, for the country
cannot tolerate any hanging back or wasted
time where the supplying of its soldiers is con
Here is the Big News:
Belk - Tyler's Sale
Effective Today, Tuesday, April 7th
Suits - Dresses
SALE! Ladies' SUITS
Our entire stork of Indies' Spring Suits reduced below cost for
litis event. lively new styles in pastels, plaids, navy and black.
These suits must be sold at once, so attend this sale today or to
morrow. Many new spring shades and sizes to select from.
$16.50 Now $11.88
$14.95 Now $9.88
$12.50 Now $7.88
$9.95 Now $6.88
$7.95 Now $5.88
SALE! Ladies' COATS
OUT TI1KY (>() . . . Kvery Spring Uoal in Ktork ami at price* you would he glad
lo pay. We liave tliem in hlaek, navy, plaid*. lueeilft and pastel*. Sport and dress
coats in all the season's fabrics. I'rice* have hern *la*hed far helow the eo*t
mark for immediate clearance.
F ormerly $19.95 N ow $13.88
Formerly $16.50Now $11.88
Formerly $14.95 Now $9.88
Formerly $12.50 Now $7.88
Formerly $7.95 Now $5.88
Formerly $6.95 Now $4.88
200 lovely early spring dresses in all the newest spring
materials. New shades and enchanting new spring styles
for you to select from. Every early spring dress in our stock
lias been reduced to the rock bottom. Select one or two
at these unusually low prices. Navy, black, sun beige,
gray, light blue, rose and pastel prints.
$9.95 Now $6.88
$8.95 Now $5.88
$7.95 Now $4.88
$5.95 Now $3.88
$4.98 Now $2.88
Belk' Tyler Company
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.