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Friday. April 17. 1942.
Be thankful for America; speak well of our
country. This is our day. our time, in which to
keep the light of liberty burning brightly for
people every where to behold
Some people, pleading craftily for totalitar
ianism. disparage democracy, ridicule it, deny
its virtues, its sound principles; and they tell
us that we have no freedom at all We know
The government is our government. We have
elected it?all of us together. Opposition par
ties flourish. They speak and print and use the
radio. This is freedom. It is unknown in the dic
We go to church?to the church of our choice,
and no one interferes with any of us. Ministers
of religion may criticize the government, in
sist upon reforms, plead for the underprivileg
ed, oppose persecution, discrimination, injus
tice. Pastors are not spied upon by the police,
reported, arrested and silenced. Children may
be educated religiously from childhood; our
Sunday schools, colleges and theological semi
naries are open And they shall remain open!
This is religious freedom in America. It is un
known?utterly and completely absent in the
Go into an American school room. You will
see boys and girls there who come from well
to-do families, and from poor families. You will
see children from Protestant homes, Catholic
homes, Jewish homes. You will observe that
their teacher is their guide who instructs them
in the knowledge of principles and ideals, and
in the formation of judgment values.
Go into a Nazi school room. There you will
see children from only so-called "Aryan" homes.
Others?the so-called "non-Aryans"?are den
ied even the right to such education as the land
affords?You will observe?that the teachei's
function is not to teach truth as such, but Nazi
ideas and Nazi slogans, 'l'he teacher is the chil
drens' master who must stifle intelligent in
quiry in the interests of stupid obedience to the
dictator and the State.
One schoolroom is built upon the principle
of American freedom. The other is built upon
the principle of totalitarian tyranny.
For the preservation of this freedom, and for
its endurance into a brighter day, we fight to
day?and work?and pray that Almighty God
will "defend our liberties, and fashion into one
united people the multitudes brought hither
out of many kindreds and tongues."
Freedom'? Holy Lifhl
Freedom is a precious tiling A great many
years ago ,a band of Englishmen got King John
to sign the Magna Carta, at a little town named
RttnnymcJc on the Thames. This was a great
thing; although no one present that day knew
how important the event would be in the fu
ture tide of human affairs
Freedom: It is hot necessary to define it. We
can point out some of the things tt is made up
Like a man leaving home in the'morning for
his day's work, knowing his wife and children
will be safe until he comes homes again.
Like Boy Scouts going on camping trips far
from home, unafraid and unharmed in the free
country they soon learn to love.
Freedom is like the great, pulsing heartbeat
of the America we know, composed of millions
of everyday things: The housewife shopping
for bargains; the laughter of legions of school
children at play; the good folk who sing hymns
in country churches; the growing of the crops,
and the factory worker whistling on his way to
It is like the high, wide mountains that shoul
der the purple mists at twilight, and the great
green valleys; and the pounding waves up and
down the shores that bound our country. It is
something like farmers rising at dawn, and
millions of good women in kitchens at sunrise,
fixing breakfast for their families. It is the good
American way of working, playing, and hav
ing many of the blessings of this life; and some
to share with others now and then.
It is the story of the self-made man, and his
straggle upward against odds, but odds that
Jweitfcy youngsters are able, only dn America,
to overcome and get to top places in life. It is
the story of millions of humble folk who trust
their Government to do the right thing by them;
and of the legions of wage earners who are able
to make enough for comforts and luxuries as
well as life's necessities.
Freedom is more than the Statue of Liberty
with its shining torch at the gateway of the
world's greatest city?it is the light that shines
in millions of American windows at night?in
homes where free people live. Freedom is a
man speaking his honest opinion and his mind,
in the drug store, in church, in public meetings;
and being unafraid. Freedom is as clean as the
winds that sweep across our continent; and as
sweet as a workingmans' sleep aftei?a day's toil.
It is as bright as Hope shining in the heart of
a boy or girl; and as precious a thing to defend
as soul's honor and mother love. ?C.W.B.
/,Jo Men Prefer Fat Ones?
The Newman, Ga., Herald says that when
girdles disappear bigger curves will be stylish.
"Most men would call that making the best of
a happy situation.1' Replying to~the Herald, the
Atlanta Journal says: It is difficult to under
stand why 95 out of 100 women think men go
wild and ga-ga over a slim, skinny woman with
a ' boyish" figure, when 95 per cent of the men
definitely prefer a woman with ample quanti
ties of flesh and the resulting feminine curves
and contours. A woman on the obese side is
much better natured and more tolerant than
her skinny and-neurotic sister And,any old
day, a man prefers curves to nerves.
Tax Burden Of Poorer Persons
There is considerable significance in the
warning of Secretary of the Treasury Henry
Morgenthau that "selfish interests" are seeking
to shift part of their tax- responsibility to "poor
er persons," who are already making a "fair
contribution" to taxes.
The Secretary of the Treasury says that no
further taxes should be levied on the lowest in
come group until every other avenue of reve
nue has been exhaustd and every loophole has
Mr. Morgenthau gives the result of a study,
made by his research staff, which shows that
the average single person, earning $750 a year,
is paying $130, or 17.3 per cent of his income in
(xith direct and indirect Federal, State and local
taxes. A married person, earning $1,500 a year,
is paying about $250 of his income in such taxes.
This information, which comes from the Sec
retary, of the Treasury, should carry consider
able weight with Americans who are anxious to
distribute the financial burden of war along
just economic principles. It will not carry any
weight with some people who are trying to use
their influence to "take a little load off of them
selves and put it on the underdog."
By Ruth Taylor.
Have you ever been caught in a panic-strick
en crowd? If you have, you will never forget
the experience. I was on an overcrowded, over
balanced boat one time when I was a child and
1 it'iiienibei the blind panic ot tne crowd as
the ship listed heavily. They rushed f*nm one
side to another?pushing and crowding, hysteria
rising rapidly as the panic spread and the ves
sel listed more heavily with each surge of the
Then, just when it seemed the ship would
overturn with the next rush?a man jumped
up on the rail and cried out in a calm, deter
mined voice, "Steady there!" The surging
crowd stood still for a moment. And in that
pause he told them that if they kept their
heads, they would be safe. They must stand
quietly where they were and then cooperate
in order to keep the balance of the boat until
the captain could bring it to shore again. The
crowd steadied to his calm counsel and the ves
sel came safely to its dock.
Today, when the storm of war has broken
upon us, we need people everywhere who can
stand steady in the face of impending disaster,
and avert it because they know the value of co
operation and will not be led into blind panic;
who can wait until they know the facts; and
who then can take their proper places in the
fight, obeying the leaders at the helm of the
Ship of State.
Wc must hold steady. This is the only way in
which we can help win this war. We must keep
calm. We must obey orders. We ffiHst wbrk,~ah<T
work hard, and then work still harder. We must
back our government with our time, our mon
ey, and our unswerving loyalty.
We must hold steady against those subvers
ive forces who try to arouse suspicion and fear
and whip them into the unthinking, unreason
ing terror or hatred that send the crowds into
wild rout or riots. A false sense of security or
undue optimism is dangerous?but we must not
slip into the corresponding fault of the pessi
mism which accepts the worst as an established
fact?the pessimism that ends in disruptive pan
Over three hundred years ago?John Bunyan
wrote in his "Holy War," "For here lay the ex
cellent wisdom of him that built Mansoul, that
the walls could never be broken down nor hurt
by the most mighty adverse potentate unless
the townsmen gave consent thereto."
Steady there! That is the immediate task for
all of us.
What Comes in Small Packages? ? A man
wrapped up in himself makes a very small pack
Nation". . .
By REV. JOHN L. GOFF
Pastor Christian Church
"In those days there was no king
in Israel, but every man did that
which was right in his own-eyes "
Twice this statement is made in
the Book of Judges. It would seem
that the writer was spaaking of our
own day. While it is true that we
hold to certain ethical and moral
standards in theory, the real essence
of the matter is, that each one of us
reserves the right to interpret them
and be controlled by them as he sees
Vastly too many of us refuse to
regulate life by the whole ethical
and moral standard.' We do not
strive to develop our total life by
doing what Paul calls "putting on
the whble armor of God." We do not
let the beauty and truth of the Holy
Scriptures flow through our minds,
fecting our spiritual poise. Too few
of us desire to be known for our good
works, our thoughtful and kindly
deeds and our unselfish services. If
we can retain a degree of respecta
bility that is enough. Paul reminds
us that when we are guilty in one
point of the Law we are guilty of the
Our Lord knew that if men had a
microscopic vision of righteousness
and an astronomical observer!' vi
sion of worldliness, that such an in
dividual or nation would produce
better and a happier society will not
come until men and women have be
come twice-born individuals, regen
erated souls. You cannot have strong
stock on a perishing tree trunk, any
more than you can have a vigorous
spirituality in a heart uncleansed. It
is the willingness to let the atoning
blood of the crucified, resurrected
and reigning Lord cleanse one's
heart and become the senior partner
in the building of a holy life that
will issue in righteous living.
Holy living is an achievement and
calls for the culling out of many of
life's non-productive elements. It's
an "all out" for God and righteous
ness, and half-way measures will not
Just now our nation is calling for
an "all out" effort to overcome our
enemies. The country issues its call
to "fight on every front.' Werare
agreed that we want to preserve the
rights that have been our inheritance
and secure them for the future. Is
this "fighting on every front" to be
interpreted that we are to die to
maintain legalized liquor, gambling
and prostitution? For instance, most
real Americans can take whatever
is necessary to win this war, -but it
is a strange thing to ask for sacrifice
on the part of the citizenry, that is,
stop using your car, sugar and many
other items, in order for national
victory, while trucks hauling beer,
wines and liquors can get tires to
haul this deadly poison. In The En
terprise of Tuesday, April 14th, there
is an item that "trucks loaded with
materials, more or less, vital to the
war effort are stalled in this county
because tire replacements could not
be had immediately." (There is no
shortage of liquor.) We can never
hope to have an unanimity of pur
pose as long as sacrifice is demand
ed of une group of our people while
another group of our people profits
by this?sacrifice Tor something
damnable and deadly.
Every man cannot do that which
is right in HIS OWN SIGHT and
there be peace and progress. There
must be some central controlling
power. In government, it is the Pres
ident, his cabinet and the houses of
Congress. In religion, (meaning both
ethics and morals) there must be
some authority, and that authority
is Jesus Christ llbar Him say, "Seek
ye first the Kingdom- of God (the
reign and rule of God in all human
life), and His righteousness, and all
Bible school, 0:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sub
ject, "The Living Church?Its Cour
age to Face the World."
Young People, 7 p. m. Subject,
"The Church Grows in Power."
Evening service, 8 p. m. Subject,
"The Tragedy of a Divided Church."
Monday, 4 p. m., Circle No. 1 will
meet. Circle No. 2 meets with Mrs.
Mac Robertson, with Mrs. Jack Har
dison as joint hostess, at 4 p. m.
Mid-week service, Wednesday, 8
p. m. Subject, "The Significance of
Mr. Goff is speaking on a series of
subjects of '"Hie Living Church,"
until Pentecost at the morning hour,
while at the evening hour is a ser
ies running on "The New Testament
Church." A friendly welcome awaits
Daily devotional on "The Living
Church?The Fellowship of God's
April 20. The Divine Nation. Gen.
April 21: The Inner Circle. Mark
April 22: Friendship at its Great
est. John 15:1.
April 23: The Dynamic Association
Together. Acts 1:1-11.
April 24: The Personal Attach
ment. Acts 20:13-37.
April 25: Friends by Name. Rom
April 26: The Fellowship Triumph
ant. Rev. 7:9-17.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sermon
subject, "The Potter and hte Clay."
Evening worship, 8 p. m Sermon
subject, "Saved to the Limit."
B T. U., 7 p. m.
"A friendly church in a friendly
town invites you to all its services."
"Love ever gives, forgives?out
lives, and ever stands with open
these other things will be added un
Mrs. R. Leslie Smith, formerly of
Williamston, but now of Williams
burg, Va., sent us the following item
taken from a church bulletin in Con
necticut that was produced by a
preacher in Bournemouth, England,
called "A Message for This Time,"
and it seems to equally apply to us
here in America.
A Message for This Time
"We have been a pleasure-loving
people, dishonoring God's day, pic
nicking and bathing?Now the sea
shores are barred; no picnics, no
"We have preferred motor travel
to Church-going?now there is a
shortage of motor fuel.
"We have ignored the ringing of
the Church bells calling us to wor
ship?now the bells cannot ring ex
cept to warn of invasion.
"We have left the Churches half
empty when they should have been
filled with Worshippers?now they
are in ruins.
"We would not listen to the way
of peace?now we are forced to lis
ten to the way of war.
"The money we would not give to
the Lord's work?now is taken from
us in taxes and higher prices.
"The food for which we forgot to
return thanks?now is unobtainable.
"The service we refused to give to
God?now is conscripted for the
"Lives we refused to live under
God's control?now are under the
"Night we would not spend in
'watching unto prayer' ? now are
spent in anxious air-raid precau
"The evils of modernism we would
not fight?now, see what Germany,
the seat of this teaching has pro
For A HANGER
The War Production Board has ordered that no
more eoat hangers shall be manufactured.
We are asking that you bring with your cleaning
a hanger for each garment. With your coopera
tion there will be no inconvenience.
Don't Aik Hi To Mmke Exceptioni
hands, and while it lives, it gives.
For this is love's prerogative, to give
?and give?and give."?John Ox
CHURCH OF THE ADVEN1
2nd Sunday after Easter.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon at 11
Evening prayer at 8 p. m.
On the 26th of April we will ob
serve the 25th anniversary of the
consecration of the church. We are
happy to have as the preacher for
that great service the Rev. Morrison
Bethea, a former Rector, who preach
ed the consecration sermon.
Regular services will be held at the
Jamesville Baptist Church Sunday.
All are invited to come and worship
Having qualified aa Baeeutor of
the Estate of F. L Haialip, late of
Martin County, North Carolina, this
is to notify all iW4f"" having
claims against the estate of said de
ceased. to exhibit them to the under
signed on or before the 20th day of
March, 1943, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery.
All persons indebted to the said
estate will please make immediate
This the 20th day of March, 1942.
Wachovia Bank & Trust Co.,
Executor, Estate of F. L. Haislip,
m31-6t Deceased, Hamilton, N. C.
E. S. Peel, Atty.
IE AD ACHE
, When your head ache* and
I are Jittery, get ?*Uef quickly,
lantly, with Capudine. t~*~ *
I cause It's liquid- Use onl]
I All druggists. 10c. 30c.
FIVE POUNDS OF CORK
That's a lot oI cork, because cork doaant weigh
much How much would you give tor fiva pounds
of eork. common, ordinary oork. right now?
That'* right, not a thing. You have no use for it
Suppose you were in the middle of the Atlantic
Ocean in a tmali boat and the boat was sinking.
Then what would you gtva tor five pounds of
cork? That's right, everything you
The moral to the story? Here U is; "To
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you must got it before you need it.
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Your Security Representative
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It has been our job to see that we have neither too
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you with these ideas in mind and we can now of
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Your job begins now. It is up to
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One Group Of
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