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Voyage Of Ship
Ban Francisco?The first eyewit
ness account of the heroic 27-day
voyage of the American Red Cross
hospital ship Mactan from Manila
to Sydney, Australia, was told here
by modest Katherine Manzo Owery,
who helped care for the younded on
She was the first member of the
medical corps which accompanied
the ship to arrive here following a
five weeks voyage aboard a zigzag
ging vessel from Sydney.
Now, ensonced in a tiny room in
the Powell Hotel, this Russian-bom
wife of an American sailor wants to
get back into the war zone.
Mrs. Owery said she had been in
Manila about a year before war
broke out Immediately she volun
teered for active service. For a time
she was a nurse at the fourth em
ergency hospital; then at a canteen
in the city's bomb-cratered center.
"I was asked to accompany Gen
eral MacArthur and his man to Ba
taan," she said. "I was about to go
when suddenly came the suggestion
that I sail on the Mactan.
"I knew only that there were
about 240 wounded aboard her
Where we were going, how long the
voyage would take, I had no idea.
"Four hours before the Japs en
tared Manila we sailed. Permisaion
for the voyage had been granted by
the Tokyo government. We were al
iased to stock food and water for j
only two days.
"Men of the men aboard were ser
iously wounded. Among the Red
Ooss workers on the ship were one
English nurse, one Russian medical
student, one Army nurse, an Army
doctor and myself. The rest of the
raodical contingent was composed of
"We stopped three times en route
to replenish our supplies, but even
so, we didn't have too much to drink
and eat. Not once was the ship at
tacked, either by plane or sub."
Mrs. Owery waited a long time
in Sydney, she said, for word of her
Keept Laying Flock In
Good Shape By Culling
J. R. Overton, of Pactolus in Pitt
County, keeps his laying flock in
good shape by culling out non-lay
ers, selling them, and using the
proceeds to buy good pullets.
Visits Near Ben
Mr Sutton Burroughs, of Norfolk,
spent the week-end near here with
his mother, Mrs. W. A. Burroughs.
husband, a chief water tender aboard
a naval vessel. None came. She then
determined to come to this country
to get her citizenship papers so she
could return to offer her bit for the
She will remain here a brief time,
and then will go to Kansas City, Mo.,
to visit her sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary
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HANDLE WITH CARE
6ome guests (the boss for instance) ought to be lat>eled
"Handle with Care." To do them really proud, fill their
gUaies with Cars tain White Seal whiskey It's The Per
fectly Balanced Blend.. made expressly for "The Man Who
Cares." Contain has tjeen a name of character since 1788.
THE MAN WHO CARES SAYS: CARSTAIRS
BLENDED WH1SEEY 86.8 Proof Grain Neutral Spirits
Contain Bros Distilling Co. lac Baltimore Md
A Good Rule To Follow
INSURE ALL OF YOUR CROPS AGAINST
INSURE FOR FULL LIMITS ALLOWED
. . And By All Meant, Insure With
K. B. Crawford
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
Owing To Conditions Over Which
We Have No Control
THE TIME PRICE ON FERTILIZ
ER WILL START MAY let,
INSTEAD OF JUNE let. >
Let u* know how much more you need
to fill your requirements.
Barnhill & Corey
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
Captured at Wake
C. P. Phonephoio
This handcuffed Jap prisoner wma
taken from a Nipponese patrol boat
by the defenders of Wake Island
during the attack on that U. S. out
post. He is standing on the deck of
a U. S. aircraft carrier, which his
government had told him had been
sent to the bottom of the Pacific.
War Making Drain
On Timber Supply
Ton few farmers realize fully the
dep< uclener ?>f agriculture upon the
forest resources in the maintenance
and development of this great in
dustry, says It W Graeber, Uxteh
sion forester of N, C State College.
Today agriculture is striving to in
crease the food and feed supply for
the Nation and our allies engaged in
war. In this vast program, the tim
ber producer is standing shoulder to
shoulder with the farmer.
Transportation facilities, trans
lated into more trucks, more rail
road cars, and more ships, call for
more wood. For instance, a half mil
lion board feet of lumber go into an
armored steel battleship, Graeber
The lease-lend program, too, is in
creasing the demand for lumber. In
the 1936-40 period, this country used
an average of 3,100,000,000 feet of
box and crate lumber. In 1941, the
figure jumped to 4,500,000,000 feet,
and the estimated minimum require
ment for 1942 is 5,000,000,000 feet.
A good example of what the ship
ment of food means in terms of
lumber and other forest products is
seen in requirements for one year's
shipment to allies.
Fresh fruits, vegetables, and mel
ons require 1,333,000,000 feet of lum
ber for boxes and crates 3.000,000,
000 square feet of veneer, 46,000,000
slack staves, and 90,000 tons of pa
per and fiber board.
Dairy products use 74,000,000 feet
of lumber, 667,000,000 square feet of
veneer; 60,000,000 slack and tight
barrel staves. 5.000.000 butter tubs,
and 400,000 tons of paper and fiber
board. Packing dried fruits calls for
Martin's Ace Producer
Victory Garden ...
AND THE RAINS CAME . . . A
fine line to start off the column of
the hapless horticulturist. You
know, there for a while I thought I'd
start buying dust-down in an at
tempt at least to keep something for
the poor rats and insects to live on
during the summer. But those wor
ries are gone now, and I have been
unburdened of one of my greatest
difficulties. One of my intellectual
advisors has proven correct in no
little way concerning the height of
my rows. What seed that had not
"budded" is now lying in,the middle
without the benefit of an earthen
cover. The roots of the plants whose
growth had gotten underway are
now above-ground and on display
to the general public. A slight ad
mission is being charged to witness
this extravaganza, the proceeds of
which will go toward purchasing a
liook on "How To Grow a Garden
When Totally Ignorant."
V V V
According to a number of re
liable reports going the rounds,
there will be verbal struggles on
a wide front by the latest set of
supposed-to-be gardeners in the
very near future, who are work
ing their "Victory Gardens" via
the share-crop method. I have
even heard that a pair of our
"city slickers" who turned farm
ers together on a plot, could
not get anything accomplished
for keeping np with his partner's
number of strokes with the hoe.
They are going to need a math
expert when and If the seed ever
produce . . . One bean for you
and one for me . . . One pea for
you and one for me . . .
V V V
But, us htg landlords are never
bothered with such trifles. You take
Old Proverb Is
Repeated Now ...
Exhorting his organization to even
greater efforts, upon accepting the
Navy "E" for the New Kensington,
Pa., plant of Aluminum Company of
America, Roy A Hunt, president of
the company, recalled an old prov
erb which hears repeating in this
time when America is beginning to
feel the cost of the war, both in liv
ing standards and in lives. Declar
ing that demands upon us here in
the United States are heavy and will
become much heavier, but that no
matter how greut the call may be
upon us for performance, our con
dition is vastly better than that of
such nations as Greece, Poland and
other conquered countries of Europe,
he cited this ancient maxim: "I had
no shoes, and complained; until I
met a man who had no feet."
Surveys reveal that only about
one-sixth of the total acreage of har
vested crops in the United States re
ceive fertilizer in any one year, ac
cording to the National Fertilizer
an,000,000 board feet of lumber and
30,000 tons of paper and paper
tlu- "farm" in my back yard . . All
told there are 24 rows and three of
us doing the work . . We split up
the tract into eight rows apiece and
each furnished his own manpower
(Course, I had to borrow the others
for a couple of days to help me pick
out the best eight rows) ... If and
when anything does get big enough
to eat, I will probably have to call
another meeting of the board to
discuss fair distribution . . . For from
the looks of things now, my section
is only going to be enough for the
rats, rabbits and birds.
V V V
To my way of thinking, it is
only fair that I should receive a
portion of my partners' crops if
I am willing to feed those an
noying pests that wander in my
backyard at night, don't you
think? Of course, they cannot
grow unything to compete with
my "Kentucky Wonders" . . It
seems the rats or rabbits are
taking a Red Cross course in cro
cheting and are doing thrir prac
ticing on the bean leaves at
night . . You shoujd see some
of those designs . . But the ras
cals didn't even wait for my
beets to get above the ground.
V V V
There you have the complete
story. Personally I think I should be
repaid for the protection 1 have
given my partners and believe-you
me, if I don't get It, I'm going to put
up a no trespassing sign to every
one, and get the cops to see that no
body enters my backyard, ? ?
BE SURE ? INSURE
Your Tobacco against the ravages of Hail!
You may suffer a destructive
Hail storm this year.
The cost of this protection is very little
compared with the benefits should
hail strike ? SEE ME TODAY!
H. P. MOBLEY
Safety Campaign In
Our thankfulness at the fast ris
ing production of planes, tanks, guns
and other war weapons, has to be
tempered with misgivings when we
note a parallel increase in industrial
accidents. Such accidents last year
resulted In deaths of men In the se
lective service age group equal in
number to two full army divisions!
A safety campaign to check war
production time losses caused by ac
cidents, on and off the job was
launched last week by leading in
dustrialists through the National
Safety Council. The council will seek
to install effective safety programs
in 171,001) industrial plants which
now lack them. In this connection,
Harry Guilbert. a regional director
of the Labor Department's Manpow
NEW BRITISH TOBACCO TAX
London, England?A new tax bill
submitted to Parliament this week
proposes staggering new increases
in tobacco as well at other excise
taxes. Under its terms pipe smok
ers will have to pay 10 to 15 cents
more an ounce for tobacco, while a
pack of ten cigarettes will cost six
er Conservation Committee and for
more than 20 years safety director of
the Pullman Company, declared
that "accidents fight only for the
Axis." He said fatalities in Eng
land's factories increased 24 per cent
as war production hit war-time
peaks. Guilbert, who has been re
sponsible for Pullman's excellent
safety record, holds that the trend
can be reversed if every worker and
plant manager is taught that "an
accident can happen to me."
For May .'ID Primary in Martin ('.nun
ly llrjiinninii Saturday. May 2. 1912
Hook* for tin- registration of new electors
will lie opened in tlie thirteen precincts of
Murtin County on three consecutive Satur
days, ending May I fill). All persons heroin
iiiy; 21 years of age or who have estnhlished
residence in the county since the Ihs( elec
tion ure eligible to register. No new regis
tration of old voters is necessary.
The registrars will have the hooks open each
Saturday from 9 a. 111. to 6 p. m. at the reg
ular polling places iiuless other arrangements
No registrations will he in order after (t p.
in., May Kith. The hooks will he openinl on
Saturday, May 23rd, for the challenge of any
names improperly listed.
Murlin County Board of Flections
Pitt County Is Ail -Out For
Marvin Blount For Congress
*Mr. J. E. WiiimIow, <hilKlumling (lilizcn of Pill County
and President of the North Carolina Farm Bureau, Says:
"I have known MARVIN K. BLOUNT from the time he was in school and
have heen fairly well in tonrli with his activities from that time until now.
"He has appeared for and against ine in different matters in the practice of
his legal profession, and at all times I have found him fair and square in his deal
"I was appointed Uhairman of Pitt County Agricultural Commission ahout
twenty years ago and in my effort to increase the income of farmers and to im
prove their living conditions I have railed upon MARYIN BLOUNT many times
for aid anil help. Back during the time l!vde was Secretary of Agriculture and
Simmons was Senator from North Carolina, Blount would go with us to Wash
ington to help in every way lie could at a time when farmers did not get the con
sideration in Washington hy the taw-makers and the Department of Agriculture
that they now receive.
"When he was North Carolina Stale Senator he gave careful attention to
interests of farmers and was anxious to help ill their problems.
"When he was Mayor of Greenville he also was interested in welfare, not
only of the town people, hut of the county people of Pitt and adjoining coun
ties. In 1936, after the Supreme Court had declared the AAA unconstitutional
and the farmers were trying to get new Slate legislation to help them in their
dilemma, BLOUNT, as Mayor of Greenville, declared a public holiday in Green
ville so the town people could go with we farmers to try to prevail on our Gov
ernor to give us new farm legislation.
"He has heen interested in our farm program and has heen willing to work
in its development . . .
"I have found MARVIN BLOUNT at all times to he four square, capable,
honest, trustworthy and aggressive.
"J. E. WINSLOW."
*Mr. Winslow is one of the best known and most outstanding Farm Leaders of
North Carolina. His record and work among the Farmers of the First Dis
trict is known to you all.
Blount Is "the Nan for the Times"
Thia Advertiaement Paid For By Blount For Congreaa Committer