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Friday, April 24, 1942.
Now that there is little hope for an early end
~ol the war, many changes in oui way u? life
are inevitable, and the sooner we adjust our
ways, our thinking and our acts the better off
we will be in the end.
There is marked evidence of big changes tak
ing place right at home, not to mention the up
heaval that is surging on the world-wide front.
When a neighbor business man closes his doors,
more or le^s. as a result of the war, many of us
lend a bit of sympathy but at the same time we
harbor the idea that such fate is not in store
for us. Many of us are in line for a crude awak
The shift from a complacent and normal bus
iness schedule to a war economy never before
dreamed of in this world is advancing grad
ually but surely, and it will continue until
three-fourths of our economy is based 011 war
rather than on the wants and needs of the ci
vilian We will do well to recognize the inevi
table and act to accept the pending fate after
the most advantageous pattern possible.
Few complaints have been heard from those
whose doors have been closed. Men thrown out
of employment are not griping; they are recog
nizing the inevitable and turning to other lines
of business for employment. The question is,
Will all of us keep our chins up and do the best
we can, or will we get mad and want to fight
within ourselves because our businesses have
been wrecked that the war effort might be ad
I'li'tlfir Your hiilh
By Rulh Taylor.
If you glory in the post -
if Ilw. o?ry nf thr gnul tick ot the freedom
hungry people, of their turning from the tyr
annies of Europe u> an unknown comment;-*!
the saga of their curving a home out of the vir
gin wilderness, of the rise of this rich land of
ours, whose very name?the United States of
America?breathes of the effort of men to work
together in mutual understanding and cooper
ation; if these tales move you, give you inspira
tion and courage; if you feel the glory of the
past heritage of this country of ours?
Then for the preservation of that glory, for
the preservation indeed of the very ideals for
which those pioneers fought and died, then?
in equal spirit with those men who said "mil
lions for defense, but not one cent for tribute,"
Pledge to buy . S. Saving bonds regularly.
If you believe in the present?
If the democratic way of life means anything
to you; if you have faith in a republican form nf
government, in majority rule and minority
rights; if you wish to live and work as free men
and not as serf labor; if you believe in the sanc
tity of the home and family and in the right
of individual enterprise; that the state is made
for man, not man for the state?that the obli
gation of citizenship means equal treatment
for all without regard to race, creed or color;
if you hold that man should be free to worship
God according to the dictates nf his own inHieiH.
ual conscience; if you believe in the Bill of
Rights and its practical application?
Then prove your faith. If you can fight ?
fight. If you are needed for Defense work ?
work to the extent of your strength and abil
ity?and then some. And whatever you do ?
help supply the sinews of war.
Pledge to buy . S. Savings Bonds regularly.
If you hope for the future?
If you wish to see the dawn of a new day
when the Four Freedoms become the basis for
a new world order of free men; if you wish the
world of tomorrow to offer to you children an
opportunity greater than you own for growth
and knowledge and service; if you want to be
certain that your children and your children's
children may choose, without fear, to aeek God
in th* way they choose for themselves and not
as some over-lord dictates; if you wish the sac
rifices of those who paved the way for you,
added to your sacrifices of today to make
smooth the path for those to follow, ao that the
law of love may be fulfilled and the children
of the future grow up, unafraid, in a world of
Than pave the way now! Do your share in
and working for this country of ours
?the last hope of free men. Prove your faith
? invest in yourselves ? for this country of
ours is not a thing apart, it is you and me and
our neighbors. Pave the way to a new future
?fight, work, pray?and pay.
Pledge to buy U. S. Saving Bonds regularly.
Dispelling The Fog
By Charles Michelson.
The enthusiasm with which anti-administra
tion publicists recite the difficulties and delays
in our production of war material is a strange
There is no question but that strikes, for ex
ample, have cost us many man hours in our ef
fort; perhaps comparable to the distress that
resulted from the acts of certain corporations
that held up our production of artificial rub
ber. But both of these things combined do not
begin to equal the damage to our maximum
output resulting from the innumerable delays
that the isolationist forces in and out of Con
gress were responsible for, when the President
called for preparedness years ago.
Had our martial departments been permit
ted to fortify Guam adequately, for instance,
that Pacific outpost would still be an American
base in a section of the world where it would
be of the utmost consequence in checking the
Japs. Had the St. Lawrence waterway been
started when the President first called for it,
we would now be pouring out war craft and
cargo ships from safe shipyards to replace the
losses by submarine sinkings in the Atlantic.
The power shortage that is hampering the man
ufacture of vital military products would be
non-existent in our northeastern belt, if his
word had been heeded.
It is not necessary to charge any turpitude in
the votes that prevented the fulfillment of these
projects. It may be assumed that the holding
back by the isolationist groups was dictated by
what these groups sincerely thought was pa
triotic and wise. Whether the motive was pure
?or pure politics?is unimportant now; the
fact remains that we are not as strong today
as we would have been had these measures
which time demonstrated as absolutely essen
tial been rushed through.
Actually, the picture, so far from being the
doleful thing the critics suggest, is astonishing
Military strategy forbids the publication of
our actual output of planes and tanks and guns,
but those who have been given the figures ?
such as the Senate committees?expressed their ,
amazement at the rate at which war engines
were being turned out.
The news reports from overseas give collat
eral corroboration of this fact. So we read
about the performance of American-built tanks
on the African front and the Russian battle
lines; of the presence and effectiveness of our
air-cobras, tommyhawks, and flying fortresses
in the South Pacific, and every other theater
We are not only getting the stuff built but we
are delivering it to where it will do the most
good. Every tanker sunk along our shores is
reported what is rarely mentioned is the safe
arrival of huge convoys of munition-laden ves
sels at their destinations, uiVl no small propor
-Uori-of the cargo -boats that are carrying these
precious freights are of the present vintage, for
we are putting ships afloat at the rate of one
-perhaps two a day. """
However imposing may be the figures, ex
pressed or implied, they are not big enough,
for in a war the duration of which no man can
tell, we cannot afford complacency or even
satisfaction, and the promise is for continued
acceleration. America is just getting into her
stride. The rough places have been eliminated
and every day's experience is another asset.
So, when we read of hypothetical bottle
necks, and get excited about undue profits, it
is just as well to remember that more than
twenty thousand American motor cars partici
pated in the Ethiopian campaign; that the Brit
ish forces with American tanks drove the Ger
mans out of Cyrenacia; that five types of Am
erican war planes were employed in Libya with
conspicuous success. MacArthur, in Australia,
i has flocks of them and herds ot tanks.
Incidentally, in the region of the Philippines
our aircraft are credited with having downed
more than 300 Japanese planes, as well as hav
ing sunk or injured all sorts of surface ships
from battleships to destroyers and including
transports and at least one aircraft carrier.
Certainly these reports do not suggest that
Remember the "sixth columnist"?the Amer
ican who wittingly or unwittingly does the work
of the "fifth columnist"? Here is a typical ex
ample of the way it is done wittingly. A speak
er in Washington wanted to stir up a little trou
ble and suspicion between the United States and
Russia. He is allowed to break into print in one
Capital newspaper, quoting Maxim Litvinoff,
the Soviet Ambassador, as saying: "Time is an
uncertain ally?we must prepare to fight on
either side." What did Mr. Litvinoff really say?
He was speaking before the Economic Oub of
New York on March 10th. He was urging the
need for the United Natim f to take ?nnw m?.
itray risks now in order to bring the war to a
quicker end. He was contending that inaction
might be a greater risk than action. With re
spect to waiting to gather still greater strength
he said: "In other words, we invite time to be
our ally. I think time is but a treacherous ally,
ready to fight on either side." And that's the
way the "sixth columnist" wittingly does the
work fo the "fifth columniat." It is something
By REV. JOHN L. GOFF
Pastor Christian Church
"Whosoever doth not bear his
cross, and come after Me, cannot be
My disciple." Luke 14:27.
The wayside conversations of
Jesus have come in for more atten
tion since Frederick Keller Stamm
brought out his book. The Conversa
tions of Jesus. Through this little
book we have been made to see how
the conversations of Jesus, as they
happened just any where about a
table or along a road, gave us such
large bulk of His teaching. Always
He was handling great themes. He
talked on important matters during
what we think of as incidental times.
On one such occasion He was
drawn into questions concerning
discipleship "Is it only a few, sir,
w ho are suved?"- A good question It
was Many do not go into this mat
ter deep enough to make a decision,
or if they do, do not have the cour
age to go very far with it.
A good question to raise after
Easter. There has been the seasonal
excitement in the Churches. There
has been the Easter crowds. Gerhard
Lenski tells about a gentleman of
great culture, broad knowledge, who
boasted of the regularity of his
Church attendance, "I have been go
ing to Church regularly now for six
years. Each year I get there once?
at F.aster." Could he not, asks Pastor
Lenski, have spared himself the
jostling of the crowd?
WJQai .happens to those who just
come and never become committed
to the challenge of Jesus or put their
trust in a casual acquaintance with
Him? 'Then shall He begin to say,
We did eat and drink in TTiy pres
ence, and Thou didst teach in our
streets; and He shall say, I know not
whence ye are." Just to be around!
where Christ is, and no more than
that, will be of not rating in the hour,
of judgment. "They who content!
themselves with dropping into
Church once in a while, as on fes
tival days, will soon drop out of the
Jesus pressed the matter of en
tering the Kingdom as the future
view of a present opportunity. He
did seem to be able to penetrate their
shells of indifference. They just
looked at Him blankly. They were
unmoved. Jesus protested against
their mental inaction. The day of |
regret would come- Then they would
realize that they w^re outside of the
fellowship, outside of the fellowship ,
dear to the heart of the Jew, that of j
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Further
more, others from all the odd places
of the earth, from every unsuspect
ed corner would have come ahead
of them into the presence of God.
Thus was Jesus attempting to get
His hearers to have the far view of
present opportunity. Discipleship is j
decisiveness. It is that before it is I
anything else. It is the immediate
grasping of opportunity. But the
multitude toys with eternity. The j
throng passes by the narrow gate,
not seeing it. There are all too few
that are saved. j
"Strive to enter in at the Narrow
door." This was the Master's word
to those who aspired to enter. The
entrance tu the Kingdom is not a|
broad gate through which thousands
can pour without thinking. A man
must enter it of his separate will.
Moreover, it is the gate of discipline.
Upon entering, one must lay aside,
that is outside, pride, selfishness,
opinionativeness, rudeness, unclean
ness, ugly wilfullness. The gate is
so narrow we wonder that any get
Do applicants for the Christian
life see that? Have we been too easy
with those who look longingly to
the Christian life? Have we describ
ed the conditions too glibly? The
door is narrow and there is no lim
it to what we have to do. This should
| be engraven upon all hearts. The
Regular services will be held at
Riddick's Grove Baptist Church on
Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock E.
W. T. It is hoped that the member
ship will try to be present, and the
public is invited.
Piney Grove Baptist
Owing to the baccalaureate ser
mon being preached at Farm Life
school Sunday evening, there will
not be any service at Piney Grove
Church Sunday night,
CHURCH OF THE ADVEN1
The 3rd Sunday after Easter.
Almighty God, who showest to
them that are in error the light of
thy truth, to the intent that they
may return into the way of right
eousness; Grant unto all those who
are admitted into the fellowship of
Christ's Religion, that they may
avoid those tilings that are contrary
to their profession, and follow all
such things as are agreeable to the
same; through our Lord Jesus Christ
Chuch school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon by the
Tie v. Monlson Bethea, H a. m.Thts
being the 25th anniversary of the
consecration of the present church,
?[Or"! In ham. Mr RotheS, wh"
preached the consecration sermon,
with us We cordially invite the peo
ple of our community to observe
with us this milestone in the life of
Celebration of the Holy Commun
ion Thursday, 11 am
ST. MARTIN'S, Hamilton
Evening prayer and sermon, 6 p
m There will be a congregational
meeting following the service.
Williamston?Church school, 9:45
a. m. Worship service and sermon,
11 a. m.
Bear Grass?Church school, 10:45
a. m. Worship service and sermon,
8:00 p. m.
Koberson's Chapel?Church school
Poplar Point?Church school, 3:00
Bible Training, 9:45 a. m.
Public worship, 11 a. m
;~ Training Union, 7 p, m. ?
Public worship, 8 p m.
Sermon subjects: Morning, "Our
Source of Strength." Evening, "A
Wednesday, prayer, praise and
study service, 8 p. m
"I was glad when they said unto
me, Let us go into the house of the
Lord." We crave the high privilege
of your fellowship in our worship.
matter of the cross issuing into a
crown is not a gesture to a symbol,
but the character-of a life and serv
ice. Jesus used the word "daily" in
connection with the bearing of the
cross, not an annual innovation,
An interesting story is told of an
African witch-doctor who had some
thing from somewhere of pure re
ligion. He was approaching the end.
So he got together all the machinery
of his craft. Some of it to make
noise. All of it to chase away spirits.
All of it a kind of inducement to
the chief spirit. But just before the
last, he gathered the stuff all up and
carried it a distance into the forest.
"Now," he suid, "I shall face God
Apply that not at the moment of
death, but at the moment of great
spiritual opportunity. Tuke all of
these accumulations of pride and
magic and throw them aside. One
can take into the kingdom only the
purified, disciplined self.
NORTH CAROLINA FACTS !
Raleigh, laid out PROM
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raid #4,900,000 m hohal,
?TATE AMO LOCAL TAXES M 1941
To protect this revenue to the State ie one of the prime
purpoeee of thie Committee's "Clean Up or Close Up"
Campaign. You help when you buy your beer only in
wholesome, law-abiding retail beer places. As in any
business, there are a very few irresponsible beer re
tailers among the thousands of respectable ones. Re
port any law violations you may see to your law of
ficers or to this Committee.
BREWERS AND NORTH CAROLINA
BEER DISTRIBUTORS COMMITTEE
Bible ichool, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sub
ject, "The Living Church?Its Crea
Young People's meeting,! 7 p. m.
Subject, "The Church Moves on to
Evening service with ordinance of
Christian baptism, 8 p. m. Subject,
"The New Testament Church for To
day?The Authority of the Scrip
Wednesday, 8:00 p m. mid-week
service. Subject, "Church Ordi
nance?Baptism." Choir rehearsal
The Daily Vacation Bible School
time has been set for May 18-29. Rev.
John L. Goff, who will direct the
school this year is now busy lining
up the faculty and other details in
cident to the opening.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship and sermon, 11
Epworth League, 7 p. m.
m. The Junior choir will sing at
Mid-week prayer and Bible study
service Wednesday, 8 p. m. Choir
rehearsal will follow.
NOTICE OF RE-SALE
North Carolina. Martin County.
Under and by virtue of the order
of re-sale signed by Hon. L. Bruce
Wynne, Clerk of the Superior Court
of Martin County, in the special pro
ceedings entitled "Ephriam Peele,
Executor of the will of Alexander
Peele vs. Roscoe Peele, Homer Peele,
Noah Peele, et als," the undersign
ed Commissioner will, on the 4th dav
oTHay, 1942, at 12:00 o'clock M.. at
the Court House door at Williams
ton, N. C., offer for sale to the high
est bidder for cash, a certain tract of
land in Martin County, North Caro
Christian Endeavor Will
Meet Saturday Morning
The Young People's meeting of
Christian Endeavor for Martin
County are the invited guests at the
young people of the Old ford
Christian Church on Saturday morn
ing of this week. Bryan Haislip, of
Oak City, is president and serving
with him are: Lula Purvis Gray, sec
retary, of Robersonville, and Ottis
H. Peel, of Old Ford, as treasurer.
These three young people, along with
the adult adviser, Rev. John L. Goff,
met Thursday evening in the Christ
ian parsonage to complete plans for
the meeting Saturday morning at
All young people's societies of the
Christian Church .are expected in at
ed as follows:
Beginning at the South end of the
cement bridge across Harris Branch
on the road from J. R. P. Griffin's to
the old Corey School House, thence
running up the run of said branch
8.25 chains, to the center of the Al
exander Peele farm road; along the
Winer of said read South 18 west
14.25 chains to an iron marker on the
old path; thence South 19' West 37.45
chains to an iron marker in Fore
man-Blade Lumber Company's line;
thence South 52' West 5.52 chains to
an iron marker, I. F. Griffin's cor
ner; thence North 40 chains along
I. F. Griffin's line to an old
thence North 85' West 1.40 chains to
the canal in Harris Branch, S. Peele's
line; thence down the said canal 8
chains: thence North 13.06 chains
along S. Peele's line to an iron mark
ii on the edge of the aforesaid road;
thence down said road South 88' Blast
16.45 chains to the beginning, con
taining 07 acres, more or lass, and
being Lot No. 1 as shown on the map
in the report of the Commissioners
in the above entitled proceedings.
This the 15th day of April, 1942.
CLARENCE W. GRIFFIN,
Anil unv other parts yon may need to
repair and keep in good rondition your
carts. Let in* quote you prices and in
spect the fine quality parts we have be
fore buying elsewhere.
THAN tl/tR BIFORt!
IUU I AKK
Too Much Care
Car These Days
The ear you have now ia going to have to
last you for "the duration."
It ia up to you to do your beat to keep
your car in good running order.
Have Your Car Checked
Thoroughly and Often
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