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Tuesday, April 21, 1942.
Time To Co To War
Whatever may have been its causes and re
gardless of what we think as individuals, it is
time for this country to go to war Ev going lo
war is not meant merely the conscription of
manpower, the production of vast war mater
ials and the skyrocketing of the national debt,
but an all-out effort on the part of every living
American and the suppression of those who
would block that all-out war effort.
It is time to forget past differences and wipe
off of the ledger the many mistakes that possi
bly have been made. It is time to bear down on
racketeering in the ranks of labor, the greed
of the profiteers and the selfishness of individ
uals. It is not yet time, however, to enslave la
bor, wipe out all profits and deny the individ
ual the right to feed and clothe himself and his
dependents. The time may come when all will
slave and experience actual want in food and
clothing, and possibly the sooner we reach that
condition the sooner we will get this unwanted
and bloody task completed. But conditions are
not yet ripe for supreme sacrifices. We have to
wait until universal necessity calls us to give up
the real necessities of life.
During the meantime we can well afford to
start giving up all of our luxuries and even sur
render some of the necessities of life. It is an
established fact that despite borrowing and
vast credit sources, this government of ours
can't see its way clear through the financial
haze for but a few months ahead. The common
individual, you and I, must bridge the gap,
first by buying more savings stamps and bonds,
and that means surrendering one pleasure af
ter another. It also means that we have got to
reduce those expenses incurred in financing
the necessities of life.
Some recreation is necessary, but the crazy
schedule this country is lollowing today would
indicate that there is-rttr world war in progress,?
that there is no threat to our way of life or to
?ur very lives.
How much progress have we made in going
to war? Precious little has been made by the ci
vilian individual. Look around and' decide if
you see any marked evidence supporting the
all-out war effort It is a sad day in any nation's
history when beastly aggressors move and the
people line up to fill the amusement places, dil
ly and dally with empty past-times, ignore basic
principles and never fall in the line that leads
to the bond or savings stamp window or agree
to sacrifice in equal proportion to the demand
now being made by the world for the contin
uance of civilization.
It is time to go to war, and to go to war we
must alter our ways and make secondary our
own wishes and desires. The isolationist is out
side the bounds of freedom of. speech-when he
condemns the war effort. He is actually aiding
the enemy, and if we are to battle the enemy
we should start with the isolationist and deal
with him properly. Father Coughlin, for in
stance, is taking advantage of freedom of
speech; he is actually aiding Hitler. The gov
ernment did right when it denied him the use
of the mails for the distribution of his Jamn
able strife sheet. But there are those who bel
low about denying him the right of free speech
when they should clearly see that the action
was taken as a timely step in prosecuting the
war. Many of those who believe in free speech
should be and, no doubt, are willing to surren
der the right *> free speech if by so doing they
may aid the war effort.
It is getting late. There's little time to won
der how much 'Til profit," but how much can
I do to aid the war. It is time to go to war in an
Mouse Cleaning Neceetary
Dr. Wm. R. Burrell, paying tribute to those
men and women who surrendered theii lives
on Bataan that we may enjoy life more abun
dantly, said in a recent Sunday evening ser
mon that we must alter our ways or the sacri
Bcm so willingly made by those heroes will
have been in vain.
"We have got to wipe out a lot of that in re
ligion," the minister said, meaning that we
have got to return to the worship of the living
"We have gat to wipe out a lot of that in oui
business economy," the minister continued,
meaning that such practices as charged to the
Standard Oil Company must be wiped out and
the value of human life and welfare recogniz
"We have got to wipe out a lot of that in our
society," the minister declared, meaning that
we must return to and rehabilitate broken
homes, choke off dangerous pleasures and fri
When a nation will have wiped out its basic
faults, it can look to the Mighty for life and
peace. Events have transpired so rapidly during
the past two years and even in the past few
months that their real significance is lost in
confusion. But above everything else, we should
remember that nations with bankrupt morals
and questionable leadership have fallen despite
their mighty defense lines and powerful armies.
No nation, regardless of its, armed strength, is
stronger than its supporting morale back home
in the little towns and communities such as
ours. We are doing only a bit of wishful think
ing when we look to the man in uniform and
the man in his overalls to win this war. We must
do some housecleaning nearer home. We must
get our own houses in order and prepare to take
step and march onward and upward to victory.
To date, we have made little progress in that
direction. We talk about basic ideals and shun
work, volunteer or assigned, and continue our
high and wide search for pleasure, hell-bent on
crowding pleasure into every living minute to
day and forgetting the minutes that are to fol
low tomorrow and the next day.
Letter From a Soldier in Hawaii
To Hit Brother
Letters always make interesting reading, es
pecially when they contain sound advice and
Here is the text of a very human letter writ
ten by William Morrell Hale, Jr., of Los An
geles, "Somewhere in Hawaii," to his brother,
"Bob," about to enter a branch of our military
Finally have time to drop you a line?to let
you know I'm O.K.?and that everything is
O.K. in the Hawaiian area.
I wrote the folks general information?so I'll
confine this letter to a few broad hints which
may help you decide what to do with your fu
Most of these things have probably been told
you in your R. O. lectures?but I can add em
phasis to them from actual experience.
Get all the practical experience you can ?
the jack-of-all-trades is a tremendously valu
able man in any service.
Know how to man as many different types
of armament as you can.
Make your choice of what you feel you are
best fitted to do?not by the safest place. No
body's immune to the fates of war.
Pass the word along to your chums. Tell them
to train themselves vigorously. There is no
place in this war for haphazard preparation.
Spend more time developing your abilities?
and less time glued to your radio. Your part is
not to listen?it's to act.
we are noi piaying a game lor uiebeneiit
xrf a great audience of American listeners.
As I told Mother and Dad?there is nothing
to worry about out here. We are powerful and
confident. However, take my word for it that
you can help your Uncle Sam greatly by in
stilling in the minds of your friends the import
ance of employing a large part of your time
making yourself a tough valuable unit.
As prexy of KE?or if you are out ? wield
whatever influence you can to get men "out
of the bleachres" and "on to the field."
If it's the Navy you decide?learn as many
phases as you can?by practical applciation?
not by books; navigation, gunnery, communica
tions; be able to man a gun, steer a ship, key a
transmitter?you can't get too much practical 1
Stop rumors?and be tough about it.
There is a great job ahead to clear this world
of ours of the vigorous undesirables..Much of
the mess the world is in now has been caused
by the vigor of the crooks and the acquiescence
of the majority of well-meaning people of the
Take the initiative ? you've got the stuff.
You'll find the harder you work the more sat
isfaction you'll get out of the life you've been
Say hello to the gang for me.
I may not be able to write to you again for
a long time.
Good luck and God bless you.*
William MorrcU Hale, Jr.
Funny?Or l? It?
From our scrapbook we cull this priceless
prophecy by the Chicago Tribune in March,
We have no reason to fear any nation or com
bination of nations that can be brought against
us. Japan already has her hands full in China,
and the end of that war is not In sight. Germany
is still trying to overcome Britain. Italy is
punch drunk. Even if all their plans of conquest
should succeed within the next few months, it
would still be long after January of 1943 be
fore they would turn their attention to us.
Funny-s-or is it??that the same Colonel Mo
Cosmic (Colonel Robert R. McCormick) who
gave the world that one year ago, is now trying
to tell the Government how to run the war?
against Japan, Germany and Italy.?Philadel
phia Record dad-)
"STAR Of INDIA"
-he wants ter know.
AIK GASTON AND ALFONCK
TAKIN IN MORE TERRITORY?
Yas-sir, them Touris-Folks shore
turnt ther trick. Thay have tumt all
ther country towns and way-side
hamlets into "cities"; and that has
left ther "big-spots" no re-corse but
to becum what ther "new-borns" as
ter be. Human nater, (and that in
cludes in-cla-nation to please) dont
tarry all with no one man. So when
a fillin-station feller at ther X-roads
steps up to ther travler frum ther
"big-center" with a smilin?Howdy
do, must I full'er up whilst you rest
mongst friendly strangers? ? then
ther travler, jest fer human nater's
sake, jest has to say sumthin nice
back to ther station feller, and nine
times outn ten, erbout ther fust thin
that pops into his mind to say, is*?
You sho have got a fine little "city"
here; hit sho has dun sum growin
sense my last trip bout two years
ago, cause I sees ther founndation
laid fer a new fillin-station cross the
And right then ther travler has
pumped up ther pride of that sta
tion fleler tightern he has pumped
up his cyar tires, and he jest feels
lak that travler knows hes now vis
itin in one ther im-portant "cities"
of the country, and that his home
folks, back home shore ait out-o-luck
and ther big-wide world.
And all this makes ther "cities" of
Parmylee and Palmyre re-lize thay
portant places in this country.
But ther oalr City folks jest beat
ther touris-man to it?Thay thowed
away ther "real" name of thay ham
let, berfore ther touris folks got
Tip-Offs On The
Times In The U. S.
Representatives of approximately
15,000 employes of the Schenectady
plant of General Electric Co., have
voted to waive time and a half and
double time for Saturday, Sunday
and holiday work In a 40-hour work
week . . Employees of Pullman
Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
celebrated Army Day by donating a
big howitzer carriage and trench
mortar which they had made, auto
graphed and paid for. The weapons,
. painted red, white and blue, were
dedicated to "General Douglas Mac
Arthur and his gallant Philippine
army." As parts for the guns pass
ed along the production line work
ers die-stamped their names and
scores of phrases on the control lev
ers, axle and other parts. Slogans
such as "Greetings to Mac," "Toyko
Special" and "Victory for MacAr
thur" were epgraved on the guns. In
addition to giving the guns tn the
Army, the workers purchased de
fense bonds totalling $12,000 during
March . At a war conference of
the United Automobile Workers, del
egates not only voted to waive prem
ium pay for holiday and week-end
work, but also reaffirmed a pledge
to refrain from strikes and work
stoppages and to submit all disputes
to mediation for the war's duration.
Wheat Should Be Grown
For Farm Home Need*
Three to five acres of wheat will
furnish cereal and flour for the av
erage family at much less cost than
the cost of bought cereals and
flours, says Miss Mary E. Thomas,
Extension nutritionist, of State Col
lege. A bushel of wheat provides ap
proximately 600 servings? enough
to insure a good breakfast cereal
and other whole wheat products for
an average family for a period of
three or four months.
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
against said estate to exhibit them to
the undersigned for payment on or
Mohammed Ali Jinnah, leader of
India's minority of 77,000,000 Mos
lems, told his followers that they
must reserve judgment on the pro
posals of Sir Stafford Cripps for the
future of India. The president of
the All-India Moslem League in
sists the Moslems are a nation and
that he would rejert any solution
that did not provide for separate
and autonomous Moslem and Hindu
states. Jinnah accepted an invita
tion to confer with Cripps.
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
a7-6t of Mrs. B. C. James.
North Carolina. Martin County. In
The Superior Court.
Hilda Marie Hardy vs. Grady Bur
The defendant above will take no
tice that an action entitled as above
has been commenced in the Super
ior Court of Martin County North
Carolina, to secure an absolute di
vorce based upon two years separa
tion, and that the defendant will fur
ther take notice that she is required
to appear before the Clerk of the
Superior Court of Martin County
within thirty (30) days and answer
or demur to the complaint in the
said action, or the plaintiff will ap
ply to the Court for relief demand
ed in said complaint.
This the 13th day of April, 1942.
L. B. WYNNE,
Clerk of Superior Court of
al4-4t Martin County.
ADMINISTRATOR S NOTICE
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,
Administratrix of the Estate
of D. R. Coaltrain.
Hugh G. Horton, Atty. a7-6t
NOTICE OF SALE
North Carolina. Martin County.
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in a certain deed
of trust executed to the undersigned
trustee by Virginia Perry on the 14th
day of February, 1930, and of rec
ord in the public registry of Martin
County in Book C-3 at page 180, said
deed of trust having been given for
the purpose of securing certain note
of even date and tenor therewith, de
fault having been made in the pay
ment of said note, and the stipula
tions contained in said deed of trust
not having been complied with, and
at the request of the holder of the
said note, the undersigned trustee
will, on Saturday, May 16th, 1942, at
twelve o'clock noon, in front of the
courthouse door in the town of Wil
liamston offer for sale to the highest
bidder for cash the following de
scribed real estate, to wit:
A house and lot in the town of Wli
liamston, N. C? on the comer of
Beach and Biggs Street, adjoining
the property of Harry Meadow, Mrs.
Emma Daniel and others, and being
the same property conveyed to the
said Virginia Perry by will of her
husband, W. M. Perry, and being the
same premises occupied by Virginia
This the 14th day of April, 1942.
Peel & Manning, Attys. al4-4t
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Notice is hereby given that the
annual meeting of stockholders
of the Martin County Building
and Loan Association will be
held in the county courthouse in
the town of Williamston at 11
o'clock a. m., Tuesday, May 5,
This April 20,1942.
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