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Martin's Ace Producer
Victory Garden ...
Always on the alert to branch out
into new fields of endeavor, yours
truly grasped the Victory Garden
idea with a great interest. Upon ar
riving at the decision to "farm" on
a minor scale, 1 selected a fine plot
in the backyard?full of stubborn
wire grass that persists in living
where everything else dies.
Upon having the tract plow
ed up and fertilised in proper
manner by a veteran, I went to
work sowing the seed. Right then
my trouble began, for I had a
helper, in fact several, who fol
lowed along the row behind me.
As I would drop the seed in the
hole, these kind sparrows would
swoop down and gobble it up
After the sowing was finished in
a crude fashion, I called in a num
ber of "experts"?you know, office
workers, electrical salesmen, and
others who didn't know anything
about gardening either?and some
said I had the rows too high while
others said the rows were too low;
several voiced the opinion that I
should have sown the pre-mature
vegetables in exactly the opposite
manner, although the directions
were plainly printed on each pack
Now, despite the fact that the
product has come out of the
ground although the stray dogs
have romped and played on top
of the rows, I entertain great
doubt that the stalks will bear
as the large wharf rats stage a
rally and feast every night at my
expense nibbling off what leaves
have appeared and keeping the
growth from advancing too rap
idly. Great friends, those ro
Have you ever tried to raise a
garden in your backyard? By all
means, you should do so before you
die. You learn so much about the
weather. Until I undertook my latest
venture, I never knew what okra
looked like when it was growing
and still don't. I'm waiting for the
rats to get tilled up so I can see what
I planted where, but it looks like a
lost cause. And rain, I don't think
we'll ever have any more. My deep
est sympathy to the tillers of the soil
-they have to pray for rain to keep
their crops from drying up and then
when it does rain they wash away
so I was told.
You know, 1 tried all last year to
get the grass growing on the same
spot that 1 am "farming" this year.
Well, last year, nothing would come
up, and this year nothing but grass
is coming up. I hardly know what
to do about it Maybe I am Martin
County's Ace Producer after all!
Anybody who can plant beans and
corn and get grass is nothing short
of a magician.
Ships Much Junk
Raleigh ? Almost five million
pounds of unclassified junk includ
ing worn out autos and road equip
ment had already been shipped to
steel mills, April 15th. N. C. State
Highway and Public Works engin
Equipment engineer, S. C. Austin,
reports that 3,552,756 pounds of old
equipment has already been ship
ped to northern mills and estimates
that 500,000 more pounds is on hand
Bridge maintenance engineer, C.
B. Taylor, says he has shipped 15
carloads of junk steel estimated to
weigh around one million pounds.
Some of this latter steel was that re
covered from bridges washed out
during the 1940 flood.
Increases His Income
Since becoming a demonstration
farmer in 1936, Wiley Perry of the
Beaver Dam township in Watauga
County has increased his income by
$800 annually while expenses have
increased only about $300.
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if you stick to Cars tain White Seal whiskey. This Pm
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palates. It was created expressly for "The Man Who
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BY MEMBERS OF THE
U. S. Armed Forces
fn ?)rrnrHar?r<? with Qhaptpr 346, North Carolina
Public Laws for 1941, notice is hereby given that,
"Any qualified voter entitled to vote in the pri
mary of any political party, who, on the date of
such primary, is in the military, naval or other
armed forces of the United States may vote in the
primary of the party of his^filiation . .
Notice is also given that the absentee voter may apply
direct or through his wife, brother, sister, parent or child
to the chairman of the county board of elections for an
official primary ballot, the application to show the pre
cinct in which the applicant is registered and entitled
to vote and the company or other armed unit of which
the applicant is a member.
As soon as possible after application is received, official
ballots will be mailed to the designated parties. It is
pointed out that applications should be made immedi
ately so as to provide ample time for the ballots to
clear the mail before the primary on May 30, 1942.
Application blanks may be had from the under
signed or at the office of County Tax Collect
or in the Martin County Courthouse, William
ston, North Carolina.
Chairman, Martin County Board of Elections
R. F. D. 1, WILUAMSTON, N. C.
Self Defense for a U. S. Merchant Ship
Official U. 8. Nanr Photo
A merchant vessel in a U. S. port undergoes some repairs?repairs that mean trouble for Axis auba. Wort
men put finishing touches on a big gun and carefully chock it, for the lives of many men may be lost if the
gun does not \*ork ut its efficient best. (Central Pret$)
Time Out for a Swim
This small river, flowing near Hospital No. 2 on Bataan Peninsula,
provided bathing and laundry facilities for the entire hospital staff.
U. S. Army nurses are shown bathing in late afternoon. Hospital No. 2,
hacked out of the jungle, was completely open air, with accommodations
for more than 2,000. (Central Preii)
Traffic Volume In
This State Declines
Raleigh, N C ?"Magic eye" traf
fic counters placed at strategic
points along North Carolina's high
ways by the statistics and planning
division of the State Highway and
Public Works Commission are show
ing that motor travel is dropping off
considerably as compared with the
same spot of road a year ago
Averaging findings of locations on
25 state system highways shows a
decrease in traffic for this past
March of 16.1 per cent over the same
decrease was only 9.3 per cent as
These traffic counts are for the
rural area and James S. Burch, Sta
tistics and Planning Engineer for the
Highway Commission, believes ur
ban traffic decrease is slightly high
er. Burch also said that "from in
formation we have it is believed
county roads are off more than main
highways." However, Buch point
ed out no actual count had been
made on the secondary roads.
Some highways in defense areas
show an increase in travel such as
US 301 south of Halifax, US 70 west
of New Bern which showed a 23.2
per cent increase and 56.7 per cent
increase respectively during Febru
ary which is according to Burch in
dicative of the construction of new
camps and army convoys.
One of the largest decreases in
traffic is on US 1 north of Raleigh
where a 20.6 per cent decrease was
registered in February and a 21.4
per cent decrease in March over 4he
same months of 1941. Burch suggests
ilv bv the decrease in tourist trav
Estimating just how much more
travel will decrease by 1943 is about
like estimating when the present
war will end.
In Defense* Effort
Raleigh ? Highway Commission
Chairman Ben Prince has pledged
cooperation of 7500 highway em
ployees and approximately 6,000
pieces of construction equipment, au
tomobiles and trucks to aid in demo
lition and evacuation work should a
war emergency arise.
"It will be the policy of the N. C.
State Highway Commission that its
employees shall assist in any way
possible in demolition, evacuation
or any other emergency work caused
by bombardment or other overt acts I
of the enemy," Prince said.
Division engineers have been in-:
structed to report to their local de-'
Tense committees tTT~t7re~ ~ various I
counties and cities in their respect
ive districts and offer cooperation of
men and equipment available. En
gineers have been urged to place
their organizations on a war time
basis so that men and equipment will
be ready at moment's notice should
an emergency arise.
Distinction has been drawn be
tween ordinary emergencies and em
ergencies caused by acts of war by
Saw Mother Die
Uttle Miriam Etter, 8, playa with a
doll at Lewes, Del., after arrival
there aboard a navy rescue boat.
Bhe waa adrift in an open boat for
thirteen daya. The child saw her
mother die in the lifeboat just one
hour before a U. S. patrol plane
1 sighted the eleven rnstaways.
?In memory of our rhar mother,
who was (alled away April 24, 1841,
-ami was- httrit-d on her flflth birthday.
Just one year ago today
Dearest mother, as the sun waa
I looked in your darling face
And saw that you must go.
You were so kind looking and true
And always lent a helping hand to
everyone you knew;
So I am sure lhat 1 am not the only
That will always miss you since
I miss you at church, dear mother,
I miss you at home
But still 1 know you are so happy
with loved ones gone on before;
In that heavenly home where part
ing will be no more.
I don't know when the Lord will call
But I hope I will be ready to go
And join you and all
The loved ones gone on before.
So sleep on dear mother, ?
I still can See your sweet face
When you crossed over the river
In that happy, happy place.
She died in the arms of Jesus,
And the Lord dors what is right,
And I hope to meet you dear mother,
Who left us one year ago tonight
Written by a loving daughter,
Mrs. W. A. Manning
Because of advances in poultry re
search, commercial hatchery devel
opments, better management, and
improvement programs, seven hens
now lay as many eggs as nincdid in
RIGHT OF WAY
Sect ion?117, Motor Vehicle Laws
of North Carolina "(a) When two
vehicles approach or enter an inter
section or junction at approximate
ly the same time, the driver of the
vehicle on the left shall yield the '
right of way to the vehicle on the I
ight except as otherwise provided i
in section 118." ?r?
(Section 119 makes an exception!
to the right of way rule in the case I
of police and fire department ve
hicles, and to ambulances when the !
latter are operated on official busi
ness and the drivers thereof sound I
by audible signal by bell, siren, or
exhaust whistle.) .
'(b) The driver of a vehicle ap
proaching hut not having entered I
an intersection and-or junction shall
yield the right of way to a vehicle
within such intersection and turning
therein to the left across the line of
travel of such first mentioned ve
hicle: Provided, the driver of the
vehicle turning left has given a
plainly visible signal of intention to
turn as required in section 116.
"(c) The driver of any vehicle
upon u highway within a business or
residence district shall yield the right
of way to a pedestrian crossing such
highway within any clearly marked
cross walk or any regular pedestrian
crossing included in. the prolonga
tion of the lateral boundary lines of
the adjacent sidewalk at the end of
a block, except at intersections
where the movement of traffic is
being regulated by traffic officers
<>r traffic direction devices."
In other words, drivers are requir
ed by law to yield the right of way
to the man on the right except in ]
the ease of (1) drivers already in the
intersection and properly signalling!
for a left turn, (li) pedestrians inak !
ing a proper crossing, and (3) fire
and police department vehicles aruT
ambulances on official business.
WPB Ruling Affects
Raleigh?Blanket ruling by the
War Production Board limiting con
struction of any type above $5,000
applies to building of roads and
structures by the State Highway and
Public Works Commission.
Though specific ruling on the high
way problem has not as yet been re
ceived by Chairman L B Price of
the Highway Commission letter of
i\e blanket order is being adhered
"Under the War Production ruling
no project can be started costing $5,
000 or more unless it has a prefer
ence rating or we receive permis
sion for its construction." Prince
Tln? order says a project cannot
be considered started unless "ground
had been broken."
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in a certain Deed
of Trust executed to the undersign
ed Trustee bv Minga F Rogers; anrl
wife, dated the 8th day of March.
1941. of record in the Register of
Deeds Office Martin County in Book
B-4, page 69. to secure certain notes
of even date therewith, and the Stip
ulations m said Deed of Trust not
have been complied with, and at the
request of the holder of said bonds,
the undersigned Trustee will, on the
11th day of May. 1942. at 12 o'clock.
Noon, in front of the Courthouse
door Martin County, offer for tale
to the highest bidder, for cub, the
following described real estate:
Bounded on the North by the lands
of B. F. Perry, on the East by the
lands of Noah Slade, on the South
by the Wild Cat Road, and on the
West by the G. W. Blount lands, be
ing the same land described in a
conveyance from W H Rogers and
wife to the Farmers & Merchants
Bank, registered in Book DD. page
14 of the Martin County Registry,
known as the "Askew Place",, con
taining 180 acres, more or less.
This 8th day of April, 1942.
HERBERT O. PEELE,
B A Critcher, Atty. al0-4t
Having qualified as Executor of
the Estate of F. L. Haislip. late of
Martin County. North Carolina, this
is to notify all persons having
claims against the estate of said de
ceased. to exhibit them to the under
signed on or before the 26th day of
March. 1943, or this notice will he
pleaded in bar of their recovery.
AH persons indebted to the said
estate will please make immediate
Tins the 26th day of March. 1942.
Wachovia Bank & Trust Co..
Executor. Estate of F L. Haislip.
m31-6t. Deceased, Hamilton, N. C
E. S. Peel, Atty,?
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AVOID TAX PENALTY
Beginning May 1
A 4% Tax Penalty
II ill llr hhletl To All Tax Accounts Due
Town of H illiarnnlon
PAT VOI R TAXES NOW AMI SAVE Tilt:
ADDITIONAL I PER ( KM PEN\l TA
ADDED ON MAY 1st.
THE TOWN OF
STATEMENT OF CONDITION
Guaranty Bank & Trust Co.
WILLIAMS TON. NORTH CAROLINA
i i>ril #, 1912.
< a-li ami lii liunkx $ 3,!IWI.Wil.(l.">
ll. S. Bomla 730,577.37
N. llomU ? 202,.174.95
Municipal BoiiiIh 1121,028.58
Total (lush anil .Markftahic BoiiiIn S 7,100,444.95
Other BoiiiIn and Stockn TO,030.00
Banking Houne, Furniture anil Fixtures (Net) 161,741.58
Other Real Eatatr 1.00
Bonil Income Karneil But Not Colleeteil 11,214.77
Loan* atul IHncouihh ?3,295,770.61
Total Ki'Mourct'H $10,615,802.91
Capital Stock?Common $ 300,000.00
Capital Stock?Preferred 160,000.00
Umlividcd Profits 16,727.36
1'nrariied Interest - 33,906.23
Reserve Interest, 1'axes, Insurance, etc. 87,809.80
Reserve?Preferred Stock Retirement Fund 30,000.00
Reserve?Dividends Pnyatde in Com. or Pfd. St??ck 68,000.00
Total Resources Cull Report April 1, 1911 8 8,113,777.53
Totul Resources (iall Report April 4, 1942 $10,615,802.91
Increase- # 2,202,024.38
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation