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Friday, May 8, 1942.
Ignoring The Thing? ITe fight for
There's no doubt but what this nation was
ready to go to war and fight for the things the
people love and cherish. And there's no doubt
but what we place a great deal of value on the
ballot, but it is an apparent fact that the peo
ple, as a whole, are taking very little interest
in politics just now. Naturally our first atten
tion is centered in the war, but it would seem
that we would be more interested in the com
ing primary than we are We are willing en
ough to fight for the ballot along with other
things, but at the same time we show little in
terest in the ballot itself.
It is a bad state of affairs all right, but to
aggravate that state we spend too much time
attending to our pleasure schedules and fail to
get down and really study the ballot and learn
its real meaning. Voting time comes and a
dollar, more or less, or even a drink of liquor
will control a vote. We listen to the hired politi
cal heel who pats us on the back and then shuns
us after the ballot is tucked safely away in the
box?for his candidate.
We have reached that point where we are
more interested in learning the bad traits and
the bad things about a candidate than we are
in learning about his good traits and the good
things he has done. We allow ourselves to be
deceived too easily. We can tell who knocked
a home run in the ninth inning. We can tell
what horse won the race We can remember
what card turned a trick a dozen plays remov
ed. We can name the movie Stan by the scores.
We can remember the strokes and putts. But
we can't tell when our politicians deceive us.
His vote against a bill that means hundreds
of millions of dollars to the common people of
this land goes by unnoticed.
We are ignoring today the very things that
more than three million men are now fighting
for. One of these days we are going to learn
that our sophisticated ignorance is not worth
fighting for and that it will not stand up against
The Nerve Of Mr. Bailey
Josiah W. Bailey, the shouting plutocratic
democrat, so-called, is asking the poor demo
crats of North Carolina to return him to the
United States Senate. It would seem that Mr.
Bailey possesses a great store or nerve, or gall,
to ask such a favor of the honest-to-goodness
democrats. Judging from his record, he has no
right to ask the farmer, the working man or
the average fellow to support him. He can look
to the old political machine in the State for aid
and ask its support with a clear conscience, and
the Republicans will do well to disclaim their
party affiliation and support him, but the com
mon man, the masses ,are not indebted to Jo
siah Bailey for one thing.
Mr. Bailey who is a candidate on the demo
cratic ticket is the same Bailey who ate at the
republican table, worshipped at the shrine of
the privileged and the well-to-do when the
masses of his people back home were hungry,
when the farmers were at the very gates of
serfdom. His acts, his talk and views were so
closely interwoven in the Republican pattern
that he was mentioned as a likely candidate for
President, but, mind you, on the republican
Now, Mi. Bailey, the same Bailey who was
mentioned as the republican party presidential
nominee, is asking the democrats of North Car
olina to send him back to the United States
Senate. The nerve of Mr. Bailey is galling to
the common masses and to those who still pro
fess to be democrats as democrats are under
stood in this part of the world.
Public To Police Kalioninfc
Years in prison and fines ranging up to $10,
000 have been mentioned for those who would
dare violate the rationing laws. The system of
prosecution is not quite clear, but it is reason
able to believe that the cowardly and unpatriot
ic acts of somebody will be cited as an example
for others not to follow. The success of the sys
tem, it would seem, depends upon policing by
It is well for public opinion to heap condem
nation down upon those who would take ad
vantage of their fellowman in his neighbor
hood, in the trenches, in the air and on the
high seas But in policing the rationing system,
each of us should not be too critical of the oth
er fellow. The facts in every case should be
determined before the lips are opened against
any man, white or black, rich or poor. Each
one of us should analyze each individual case
before heaping criticism on the head of any
That our unity might obtain, we will do well
to cling to tolerance in doubtful cases, and re
lease criticism and condemnation only when
it is definitely determined that the victim of
our verbular wrath is violating the princi
ples of fairness and decency. The rightly con
demned by public policing should not fight
back, but should admit the error of their ways
and alter their courses that their efforts might
be brought into line with those pointing to un
selfishness and fairness and ultimately to com
If your conscience permits of excessive and
unnecessary travel and the hoarding of sugar
and other foods and a do-nothing attitude tow
ard the war effort, then don't get mad and
threaten to shoot your neighbor when he points
out the yellow streaks that stand out in bold
relief on your body.
A Friendly Warning
In order to assure yourself an ample supply of roal for next win
ter, the Government is urging you to fill your bin now. In all fair
ness to your roal dealer, it is imperative that any balance you
might owe on last winter's roal he paid now, in order for him to
secure roal for the mines to supply you.
The terms of sale at the mines are fixed by Federal Government
Law. If a coal dealer fails to pay his bills by the 20th of the month
following shipment, a penalty of 5% is assessed and collected, and
if a roal dealer expects to keep roal on hand for his customers he
must pay his bills promptly. The mines ship those dealers who
pay promptly and with the brisk demand for coal at this time they
will not ship roal to those in arrears. Freight on roal amounts to
an average of S3.45 per ton whieli must be paid according to law
within 48 hours after the arrival of the car. Labor and supplies
are rash. Fared with the neressity of paying spot rash for over
half the rost of the roal and the balance in 30 days, your roal deal
er cannot put your roal in now and rollert next Fall.
Your Cooperation Will Be Appreciated
By Your Government And By Us.
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WILUAMSTON, N. C.
During 1941 a total of 638,813,00?
chickens were produced on Ameri
can farms, the largest number since
1938 and 18 per cent larger than the
total for 1940.
Having qualified as Administra
trix of the Estate of D. R. Coaltrain
deceased, late of Martin County,
North Carolina, this is tanotify ali
persons having claims against the
Estate of said deceased to exhibit
them to the undersigned at her home
in Williamston, North Carolina, or
or before the 7th day of April, 1943
or this notioe will be pleaded in bai
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. a7-8l
Having this day qualified as ad
ministrator of the estate of Mrs. B
C. James, deceased, late of Martin
County, North Carolina, this is tc
notify All persons holding rlntmi
against said estate to exhibit them tc
the undersigned for payment on oi
before the 4th day of April, 1943
! er 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, IMS.
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 Bor
2he 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 PUBLICATION
North Carolina. Martin County. In
Lee King Williams vs. Naomi Wil
Defendant, Naomi William*, will
take notice that an action entitled a*
above has been commenced in the
Superior Court of Martin County,
North Carolina, to obtain an abso
lute divorce on account of two years
separation; and the said defendant
will further take notice that she is
required to appear at the office of
the Clerk Superior Court said Coun
ty in the Courthouse in WUUams
ton, N. C, within thirty (M) day*
from service hereof and answer or
demur to the Complaint in said ac
tion or the plaintiff will apply to
the Court for the relief demanded
in said Complaint.
This 5th day of March, 1942.
L B. WYNNE.
Clerk Superior Court
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