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Tuesday. April II. 1912.
Should Spur Everyone To Action
It was Pearl Harbortirst, and now Bataan fol
lows. Then there was Singapore, the Dutch East
Indies. Burma is tottering, and India is waver
ing These events within themselves are enough
to stir liberty-loving people in the uttermost
parts of the^world to action But those events
don't seem to register on our minds, and even
with the sound of guns reaching our ears just
off our own coasts, we go merrily along in a
most complacent manner, arguing among our
selves and waiting for someone else to take the
risk and do the work
The fall of Bataan early Thursday morning
marked the end of a brilliant defense. The de
fenders proved their work, and while there may
be misgivings for the fall of that strategic spot,
those misgivings are to be silenced while every
one takes upon his own.shoulders his fair share
of the burden and marches forward to prevent
similar recurrences in other lands and in our
own, as well.
Pearl Harbor wiis enough to stir many to ac
tion. The events following in quick succession
were enough to stir thousands of others to ac
tion. Will the fall of Bataan spur the rest of us
to action? That's the big question before us just
now, and only the individual can answer it.
The Sixth Column Kitten
Hitler's cohorts are riding throughout the
length and breadth of this land, and the facts
clearly indicate that the fifth column is being
supplemented by a sixth in the out-of-way
places. Only a few days ago, a traveler, posing
as a full-blooded American, spilled his poison at
a Williamston filling station The listeners, no
doubt, absorbed the words, or at least some
doubt was created
"1 picked UP j| British'"- .... ^Iiv yyy. d"W"
Asked what he was domg in this country, I
learned that he was over here to teach us Am
ericans how to fight " the Hitler cohort interest
ingly related. The devil-tongued monger, after
recalling his slurring answer to the supposedly
Britisher, loosed his wrath upon the British
It is just another episode in the great and trag
ic drama being so cunningly enacted in our
land today Race prejudice is creeping out. Dis
trust and doubt are being fanned as a high wintf
fans a roaring fire m a dry forest. The sixth
column moves in the loose words of well-mean
ing citizens. The drive is on, and it will lead to
our defeat. When we hear some all-knowing
soul criticise your ally, mark him down as an
enemy. Ask him what he has done to help the
war effort. Ask him what he is willing to do to
aid the war effort There are too many well
meaning souls roaming the country, drawing
big pay, creating disunity and then blabbering
about an all-out war effort
Cushioning The Future
Christian Science Monitor.
Reports from the farming areas indicate that
American farmers are not repeating the mis
takes of 1914-18. Last year the national farm
income was approximately $11,000,000,000. It
is estimated that the farm income this year may
In the last war, farmers were asked to grow
wheat. Millions of acres of virgin sod were turn
ed over in what has since become known as the
Dust Bowl of the Great Plains area. The boom
prices and increased income caused an infla
tion of land values. Farmers in certain sections
of the country had a gambling orgy with land
values. When the inevitable adjustment came,
large numbers of farmers lost heavily.
This time farmers seem to be using better
judgment. The Federal Land Bank and the
Land Bank Commissioners recently reported
that farmers' special and advance payments
on loans amounted to $112,683,000. This was in
addition to the regular payments of $92,393.
000. In a recent four-month period, borrowers
from the Farm Security Administration in
creased their repayments by 75 4 per cent ov
er the same period last year.
Fanners of 1942 aeem to know that when in
come is high, it is time to pay debts, put the
hoMOcin order and save for a day when income
Jutl Playing Along
All this talk about labor shortages, produc
tion records, the thinning out of youth in local
communities is nothing compared with what
we'll be hearing and seeing if this war contin
ues At the present time there are slightly more
than two million men in the American Army.
Another estimated million is in the Navy, and
the Air Force has about half million men. Let
the war continue, and there'll be some thirteen
or fourteen million men in military service. Of
course, all of them will not be combat troops,
but they will be in uniform.
When thirteen million men move into the
service, we will then realize that we were do
ing little more than playing around in the early
stages of our war effort. We will then want to
kick ourselves in the pants for not doing too
much too soon rather than doing too little too
late .We can then value the things we are wast
ing now. We will then realize that unless we
are prepared for the worst we are not prepar
ed at all.
It is hard to see loved ones go away to war.
it is bacT when labor shortages appear and there
is so much to be done. It is trying for one to
change his ways of life. But let us begrudge no
effort, no precaution, no expenditure, no sacri
fice whatsoever when to act and sacrifice and
that alone will save for ourselves and those to
follow the things that are more valuable than
life itself. Let us not kid ourselves longer and
whine and growl because this nation cannot
handle the war without interrupting our pet
plans and profit-making schemes. Let us pre
pare for the lightning jolt that is going to strike
and strike sooner than many of ii?= ihinlr
/<?> 1 'on Serve The Axia?
By Ruth Taylor.
Do you complain at every restriction of war?
Do you resent its interference with your plans
for living? Do you take time off to discuss with
other disgruntled people how war is changing
your entire mode of life? Do you object to sac
rificing non-essentials to keep your freedom?
II you do. you are serving the Axis.
Do you question every act of those in author
ity, forgetting that it was you who elected them
to power? Do you from the security of your
own front porch or corner store waste valuable
time saying what should have been done by the
men thousands of miles away who are fight
ing twenty-four hours a day and giving their
"fives to keep the war from your doorstep? Do
you doubt the loyalty of that Ally who has
fought the Axis for three long years until there
is not a family even on the most secluded up
land farm that has not felt the dread hand of
loss? Do you question the loyalty, intelligence,
ability of your own sons, and your neighbors'
sons? If you do, you are serving the Axis.
Do you delay to serve your own ends first?
Do you give half-hearted service? Are you
sticking to your own personal task, or doing
the war job you could do? Are you relying on
others to protect you and dodging your civilian
defense job because it is hard work? Are you
skimping on full time, and not giving over
time? If you are, you are serving the Axis
Do you stand 011 your rights?.Do von demand
preferential treatment for yourself, or your
i-i "n on in it v nr y 111 ir [ii-iiupV fin y 111
do your part in this war until vt}u are paid to
-do-it?. Arc yotr a "mercenary" soldier, not a
"citizen-soldier"? Do you think only of your
self and your narrow circle of life instead of the
nation as a whole? Do you demand the privi
leges of democracy and ignore its responsibil
ities? If you do. you are serving the Axis.
Do you discriminate against your fellow Am
ericans? Are you a disseminator of the poison
?of hatred with which Hitler is trying to gas
this country into confusion? Do you general
ize about racial and religious groups?passing
on as gospel truth the lies handed out by Herr
Goebbefs and his emissaries?forgetting they
are not groups but individuals, neighbors with
whom you have grown up, who have lived with
you, suffered with you, sacrificed with you
and rejoiced with you? Do you fan class ha
treds with stories of greed formbney and pow
er. suspecting both Industry and Labor of
treason, forgetting that they know they have
just as much to lose in this war as you have?
If you do, you are serving the Axis.
Now is not the time for a divided allegiance!
This is our war?the war of all of us. This is
the UNITED States of America. We are Am
ericans all. Don't serve the Axis!
I'lirge The Traitor*
With slight changes in the methods, the
purging of those traitors who would delay the
war effort is in order just as Russia put its
house in order. While we were riding to the
devil in high gear and condemning Stalin for
cleaning his house of traitors, we invited de
feat within our own boundaries.
It IsTiighrtlme that the traitors in this coun
try face the firing squad. Give them a fair trial,
but let no man who would act to endanger the
nation and the lives of others escape with a mi
nor fine or a brief term in prison. Those who
are responsible for delays, be they unionists,
managers, common people, politicians or high
ranking family members, should be called to
answer. But we should be careful not to con
demn others until we have moved to do our
And then there is the stenographer in the front
office who can't decide whether it is more pa
triotic to erase and save paper, or to use a clean
sheet and save the eraser!?Christian Science
"FOR AMERICA-500 PER CENT!"
Eves of New Infant
Need Mueli Care
Km- several weeks after birth the
immature eyes of babies should be
shaded carefully from strong light
sources. Infant's eves should not be
unduly fatigued by hand and other
maneuvers of neighbors and rela
tives to attract attention, says the
Better Vision Institute Mothers
should not expose their young in
fants to dust in a room when clean
ing the house, or to other conditions
where irritant particles may lurk in
Muscles of young eyes need time
and practice before they can func
tion easily, just as the muscles of
the arms and legs require long ex
ercise and development before they
can carry on their work. For this
reason objects should not be held
too near the eyes of infants, other
wise the muscles of accommodation
may be strained in attempting to
For several weeks the eyes of most
infants are of an indifferent greyish
blue before taking on their perma
nent hue of pigmentation. Also, at
first an infant sees everything in an
indistinct monotone of grey. The
ability to distinguish colors develops
Nature has provided the eyes with
an excellent antiseptic wash in the
form of tears, and usually eyes of
infunts tuke care of themselves in
respect to infections. However,
warns the Institute, there is one im
portant exception. Thousands of
children have been blinded from in
fections arising from social diseases
in their parents. Sometimes a child
is born with good eyes and not un
til several years later do evidences
of the infection appear in the eyes,
or elsewhere. Fortunately, a prevent
lve against such infection of In
fants' eyes has been found by science
in silver nitrutc. Now luwu of moat
states require doctors to drop a
small amuunt_of silver nitrate solu
tion in the eyes of newly-born in
fants. This practice has saved the
eyes of countless children. A num
ber of states also have adopted laws
which forbid the marriage of per
sons afflicted with venereal disease.
These laws aim to save innocent
children not only from blindness,
but other horrible afflictions.
If the eyes of an infant take on
sparkle and life, its mother may feel
pretty well assured that the child
including its eyes, is well and
healthy, says the Institute. If the
eyes are dull and leaden, there may
be a nutritional deficiency, or the
eye condition may be symptomatic
of other bodily trouble.
If a mother watches the eyes of
her infant, she will find them a fair
ly good indicator, or thermometer,
of the child's well-being.
Recent Efforts In
Kleel scrap collect inn has imprnv
ed enough to bring a rise in steel
production rate . . . North American
Aviation retujns $14.000.000 to the,
Government "rather than keep it as
profit"; it represents savings in
manufacture through increased ef
ficiency coming with the "know
how" of building war planes ... An
A F. of I , union of bricklayers and
masons irifcMaryland turned down a
dollar-a-d^ wage rise as "unpa
triotic" . . . War Department got
agreement to a $40,000,000 reduction
in the price of ordnance and aircraft
built by Continental Motors of Mus
kegon, Mich., made possible by in
creased efficiency, plant savings, and
"whole-hearted cooperation of the
employes" . . . The Senate passed,
82 to 0, a bill providing for creation
of a $100,000,000 "Smaller War Plants
Corporation" to stimulate produc
tion of war materials in small busi
Plant For Harvesting
Extra Acreage Of Peanuts
In areas where peanuts have not
been grown before and where grow
ers cannot secure pickers, it is rec
ommended that some effort be made
to get at least 200 acres planted, or
have the plantings made in multi
ples of 200 acres. This would justi
fy the Government placing a picker
in the neighborhood on a custom
basis. A "neighborhood" is defined
as "something like a five-mile rad
ius from any given point
Having this day qualified as ad
ministrator of the estate of Mrs. B
C. James, deceased, late of Martin
County, North Carolina, this is to
notify all persons holding claims
ugauist said estate to exhibit them to
the undersigned foi payment on ui
before the 4th day of April, 1943,
or this notice will be pleaded in bar
of their recovery. All persons in
debted to said estate will please
make immediate payment.
This the 4th day of April, 1942
H. P. JAMES,
Administrator of the estate
a7-8t of Mrs. B. C. James.
Having qualified as Administra
trix of the Estate of D. R. Coaltrain,
deceased, late of Martin -County,
North Carolina, this is tonotify all
persons having claims against the
Estate of said deceased to exhibit
them to the undersigned at her home
in Williamston. North Carolina, on
or before the 7th day of April, 1943,
or this notice will be pleaded in bar
of their recovery. All persons in
debted to said Estate will please
make immediate payment.
This the 7th day of April. 1942.
MRS MYRTLE COALTRAIN.
AT JAMESVILLE 9 to 10 a. m.
At HARDISON'S MILL 10:30 to 12 m.
AT BEAR GRASS 1 to 3 p. m.
AT OAK CITY 9 to 11 a. m.
AT HAMILTON 11:30 a. m. to 12 m.
AT GOLD POINT ? 1 to 2 p. m.
AT WILUAMSTON 9 to 11 a. m.
AT EVERETTS 11:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.
At ROBERSONVILLE Each Saturday, 3:30 to 5:30
Colored Hens, Leghorn Hens, Stags, Roosters
WE PAY TOP MARKET PRICES
PITT Poultry Co.
GREENVILLE, N. C.
Administratrix of the Estate
of D. R. Coaltrain.
Hugh G. Horton, Atty. a7-6t
NOTICE OF RE SALE
North Carolina. Martin County.
Under and by virtue of an order
of the Superior Court of Martin
County made in that certain special
proceedings therein pending entitl
ed: "Elizabeth Long Rhodes and
others vs. Mrs. Nannie H. Worsley,
etc.," entered by the Clerk of the
Superior Court of Martin County on
April tj 1942, ordering a re-sale, the
undersigned Commissioners will on
Wednesday, April 22, 1942, at twelve
(12) o'clock Noon, at the Courthouse
Door of Martin County, Williams
ton, N .C., offer for sale, at public
auction, to the highest bidder, for
cash, subject to the confirmation of
the CourJ, the following described
real estate, to-wit:
A certain parcel or tract or lot of
land lying and being in Martin
County, State of North Carolina, and
defined and described as follows, to
Beginning at a stake on Com
merce Street, in Oak City, North
Carolina, 150 feet Northeast of Cher
ry Street, the corner of J. H. Ayers'
lot: thence in a Southeasterly course
with J. H. Ayers' line 160 feet to a
corner: thence with J. T. Daniel's
line 60 feet in a Southwesterly course
parallel with Commerce Street to a
stake in J. T. Daniel's line, thence
with J. T. Daniel's line 166 (set par
allel with Cherry Street to a stake
in Commerce Street; thence with
Commerce Street 60 feet to a stake,
the beginning, containing by esti
mation one-eighth (1-8) of an acre,
be the same more or less, and known
as the Feddie and Alice Harrell lot"
The last and highest bidder at said
sale will be required to deposit ten
(10%) per cent of their bid or bids
at the time and before closing the
This the 6th day of April, 1042.
HUGH G. HORTON,
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