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Tuetday, April 28, 1942.
Sot What We Can Do Hut
What We Cot To Do
Acting as the chicken with its head cut off,
we have been running around asking, What can
we do?, holding our breath all the while for
fear we would find something we could do to
aid the war effort. That question has been an
swered, and now it isn't what we can do but
what we got to do if the torch of liberty is to
continue to burn for America.
The Secretary of the Treasury in a plain but
meaningful statement points out that the Am
erican people must more than double their in
vestments in War Bonds and War Stamps, that
labor and management are being called upon
to see that at least ten per cent of every pay
roll goes into Bonds and Stamps.
From the feeble record established to date
in this county, it is evident that our people must
more than double their purchases of Bonds and
Stamps if they are to do their part in financing
the war effort of this nation.
Many will ask how they can buy more bonds
and stamps. The seriousness of this war has
reached the point where it is not only advis
able but imperative that we snatch the candy
nickel from the baby, to turn the little tots from
the picture show, to reduce or eliminate our
pleasure schedules altogether, to cut corners
and invest every available nickel in War Bonds
and War Stamps.
It will be bad and even cruel to deny the ba
by his candy sucker, and our economy may be
thrown completely out of balance by changes
of our habits. But consrder the problem after
a realistic fashion and it can be readily seen
that it is better to experience hardships and
difficulties and sacrifices for a limited period
than it would be to play the selfish role and
endanger our way of life for years to come.
Not until we have diverted every dollar from
the liquor dealer, wiped out every single lux
ury and reduced our necessities by half or
more in some cases can we truthfully say that
we aren't able to participate in the imperative
program for financing the war fefort. It is no
longer a matte rof what we can do, but rather
it is a matter of what we must do.
Thinks Of National Defense First
Describing a serious weakness in our society
and at the same time proving that some few
are thinking of national defense first, the fol
lowing clipping is offered for consumption
right here at home by one who would urge a
greater cooperation in the great and imper
ative task of supporting the war effprt:
Recently a member of a Woman's Society in
a large city church declined an invitation to
a tea given by a friend. "1 would like very
much to come," she said to the hostess. "But
mv group sews for the Red Cross on Wednes
days. I never let any social engagement inter
fere with that activity. You see, we are all
thinking of national defense right now. My
group is sewing on warm, wooly things that
will be used both at home and for unfortunate
little children over in Britain. I would have a
guilty conscience if I came to. your party when
I felt that I would be helping suffering peo
ple in a small way with my needle."
Playing Both Ends Against The Middle
One of the most cowardly, detestable and
low-down practices of World War II is the bus
iness of playing both ends against the middle.
The French nation has led the procession with
its magnified traitors courting Adolf Hitler
and his gang on one end and the French peo
ple struggling at the cost of their lives in many
cases on the other end. If Hitler wins, the staid
or self-styled leaders of France will go begging
for the crumbs that fall from the German
beast's table. The common French people will -
be In a position to ask recognition from the
British in case of an Allied victory. It is a clear
cut case of playing both ends against the mid
dle. The French leadership, it would seem,
should be condemned.
Over in this country much is being played
at both ends against the middle. There are those
who still believe Hitler wfil win, and that it
will he to their advantage to stall the Ameri
can war effort and be ready with the blessings
or Hitler to resume Dusiness-as-usuai ai the end
of the war. They seem to forget that business
will be according to Hitler's plan. It is a bit like
picking out the winner in a race, political, horse
or what not. If one picks the winner, he is sit
ting pretty, to use the common vernacular. It
is a question of win all or lose all. In picking
Hitler, some of our people have balked the war
effort, and the traitors should be dealt with ac
Hotc About The People Selecting
Sunday's newspapers carried a story to the
effect that employees of some of the state gov
ernmental departs were undertaking to launch
a movement to "draft" Clyde R. Hoey for gov
ernor in 1944. Whether this is being done to
head off the likelihood of the former governor
opppr.inp Rnh Reynolds for the United States
Senate, or whether it is a serious proposal, we
wouldn't know; and so far as we are person
ally concerned, we not only oppose "drafting"
him but are also against accepting any service
he might "volunteer," as governor or any oth
er public officer.
Hoey is the personification of the reaction
ary textile crowd that has dominated North
Carolina politics for entirety too many years.
He has ably represented that group both in
"and out of the siaie government. At the pres
ent time, as their paid representative, he stands
in a much more honorable light than he would
should he return to public office, where he still
would be the textile representative but be paid
by the people.
For lo, these many years our governors and
senators and other public officers have been
hand picked by the state Democratic machine,
which then rode them roughshod into office, oc
casionally over the wishes of the people them
selves. Isn't it about time the people of North
Carolina were allowed to pick their own gov
ernor, for a change?
Ration The Rationing Rumor?
Chriilian Science Monitor.
The American people can and will take ra
tioning in their stride; they cannot and will
not stand for many more rumors about ration
ing. They should not be whipsawed by conflict
ing estimates of gasoline and sugar shortages.
They do not yet know how relatively unim
portant it is whether there is two and a half
gallons of "gas" a week for the family car?en
ough to do the shopping and make some calls
?or five gallons?enough for a little trip on
Sunday. They do not have quite the same sense
of values as the men of Bataan who knew their
ration was two meals or less, or the defenders
of Leningrad whose supply lines could manage
either food or shells. But they are ready to
make sacrifices?when they understand what
The American people have made allowances
for the tremendous complexities of rationing
in Amerje.-i and for the discussions by which
a democratic system seeks to act justly and
wisely. They may even sense that their OWTV
taste for newspaper controversy is partly re
sponsible for rationing rumors and conflict
ing estimates of shortages by officials. But they
are fast reaching the point where they will de
mand a rationing "czar" and a complete cen
sorship of shortage estimates.
The tweedledum-tweedledee game over gas
oline supplies began last summer when Mr.
Iekes' predictions of shortage produced little
curtailment but much hard feelings and un
certainty. Now the Secretary of the Interior is
disagreeing with some unnamed OPA official
who thinks rationing must be very strict. And
the head of OPA, Mr. Henderson, differs with
his own subordinate on gasoline.
It's something to have Mr. Ickes and Mr.
Henderson agreeing, but why should the OPA
subordinate even have given out a rationing
figure which both his chief and Mr. Ickes de
clare too low? In Britain, when they were pre
paring to ration soap, it was officially listed as
"nutmeg" to prevent publicity which would
,aid the hoarders. The soap ration was applied
before it was announced. No officials were al
lowed to say, "There's plenty of soap," or "There
is only a month's supply."
There should be no repetition of the sugar
rationing mess, which started with rumors in
December and has been stirred up nearly ev
ery week since by announcements of new dates
or new amount for the ration?or assurances
that no rationing was required.
Let Washington get together with itself. Let
one official make all public statements about
rationing. If in the best judgment of officials
rationing is necessary, let it be applied as it
was with automobiles and tires?quickly and
without public debate among officials, whose
conflicting estimates confuse the people and
Rationing will bring civilians into much clos
er association with the men who are mak
ing unstinted sacrifice on the fighting fronts.
On those fronts commanders thrash out their
different estimates of the situation among
themselves. They issue orders, not rumors.
Something of the same approach is required
if there is to be confidence and unity on the
Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar
of life; the one preserves and the other sweet
yOU HAVE NO
IDEA HOW 60OD
?T MAKES Mt
A new "butter" developed by the
United States Army Quartermaster
Corps can be shipped without refrig
eration and will resist temperatures
up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
Having-qualified as Adm inistra
tnx 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
North Carolina. Martin County. In
The Superior Court
Hilda Marie Hardy vs. Grady Hur
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.
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
WANTED?50 to 100 Good
J. S. WHITLEY
Williamtlon Supply Co.
County in Book C-3 at page 180, said
deed of trust having been given for
the purpose of securing eortain 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
scribed real estate, to wit:
A house and lot in the town of Wli
U""'"", M r, nn the comer of
Beach and Bigg* 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 & Manninjk^Mijrs^^^^Ii^t
never expected to hear"" is the heading over a long
lint in The New York Times Magazine, auch aat
"'Refrigerator companies telling us the old one is
plenty good enough," and "Savings banks urging
us to spend our money ? for bonds."
T'he Branch Banking and Trust Company, for one,
is urging you to spend money for War Bonds, in
order to help save your country and your own
stake in it. It also urges you to build up a sav
ings account to be ready for such obligations as
taxes, insurance, payments on your home, as well
as emergencies and opportunities.
You will find the Branch Banking and Trust Com
pany a good place for both checking and savings
accounts. Deposits here are protected both by
our careful management and by the Federal De
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
"THE SAFE EXECUTOR"
Member Federal DepoMt Insurance Corporation
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
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