The enterprise. volume (Williamston, N.C.) 1899-201?, April 07, 1942, Page 2, Image 2
The Enterprise Pjbllahed Every Tuesday and rriday by the ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO. WnjJAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA. W. C. MANNING Editor ? 1908-1938 SUBSCRIPTION RATES (Strictly Cash in Advance) IN MARTIN COUNTY On* y?ar ? <1.78 Six monttaa , - 1.00 OUTSIDE MARTIN COUNTY One year $2 25 Six month! 1.25 No Subscription Received Under 6 Month! Advertising Rate Card Furnished Upon Request Entered at the post office in Williamston, N. c.. as second-class matter under the act of Con gress of March 3, 1878. Address all communications to The Enterprise and not individual members of the firm. 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. Ser/s 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 crude fashion. 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. tf'ake lip! 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 has been. 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 cerned. Here is the Big News: Belk - Tyler's Sale Effective Today, Tuesday, April 7th ENTIRE STOCK Spring Coats 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*. 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