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Red Cross Playing Big Part In Aiding Nation's Defense
Appeal For Help Was
Special First Aid
Courses Are Held
In Martin County
Forms Connecting Link Be
tween Soldier* and the
People Bark Home
By J. C. MANNING. Chairman.
Martin County Bed Croat Chapter
The American Red Cross has long
been an agency of mercy It was
chartered by the American Govern
ment many years ago and since that
tune has been on the scene of all
major disasters and in all of our
recent military conflicts. The Am
erican people out of generosity have
contributed millions of dollars for
Last December just after Pearl
Harbor was bombed. Mr. Norman H.
Davis, Chairman of the American
Red Cross, sent out an appeal to the
local chapters to raise fifty million
dollars. This was over-subscribed
Hie latest figures show that over
sixty-six million dollars were con
tributed. Martin County more than
subscribed its goal. This is evidence
of the good will which the Ameri
can public has toward the American '
Red Cross. 1
The chief obligation of the Red
Cross is to provide food and shelter
to the people who are made desti
tute because of calamities and war.
Recently under the sponsorship of
the American Red Cross. First Aid
instruction gained an important
place among its various functions.
The Martin County Chapter has re
cently, in cooperation with the Am
erican Red Cross, had two instruct
ors' schools in which 53 people were
qualified as Red Cross instructors.
These people in turn are teaching ,
classes in various parts of the coun
ty. The purpose of this course is to
teach people the fundamentals of
first aid and how to care for peo
ple until they are able to receive
Remember how the lowly pea
nut was once kicked around!
Well, it is now at the head of the
list of crops vitally important to
thr war effort, and every plea
and persuasion possible have
been advanced to yet farmers to
grow more peanuts. All-out pro
duction has been pledged in
many, many counties, but Mar
tin has not yet reached its coal
of 11.000 additional acres.
In every other way, Martin
farmers have liberally support
ed the war program. It Is not too
late to increase the acreage to
peanuts and make the war effort
honor roll. Much value la at
tached to tobacco, but remember
that peanuts are now necessary
if that value Is to be maintain
medical attention. This particular
program plays a tremendous part in
our over-all program of defense.
Nu,.doubt the sewing project un
der \he sponsorship of Mrs. Alice
Dunning has been of more benefit
lhan any program conducted by the
American Red Cross in this county.
In the sewing room, the ladies of the
own have made many articles which
lave found their way into the hands
>f destitute people in France, Greece
>nd the Netherlands and at the pres
ent time, the output of the sewing
?oom is going directly to our own
American soldiers. Mrs. Dunning
ind the ladies wh8 have cooperated
vith her are deserving of our high
One of the most important duties
if the American Red Cross is to act
letween the soldiers in camp and the
'am ilies of the soldiers at home.
This is carried on by the Home Serv
ce Committee. Many soldiers 00m
ilain of conditions at home because
if their departure to war. Each case
s investigated and a full report ren
lered to the American Red Cross
vhere the soldiers are stationed If
The Flag that Democracy
Unfurled Waves Challenge
Let's Keep This Flag Flying!
And uphold the ideal* for which it *tand* . . . To do this each
and everyone of u* must do our share in paining Victory for the
United States . . . Budget your expenses to the lowest possible
point and purchase Defense Stamps and Bonds with every penny
you ran spare . . . See if you have any scrap material around the
house and get it to a junk dealer right away . . . Keep "Km Flying!
WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA
7 Sons Fighting for U.S.
Official U. B. Army Signal Corps Photo
Mr. and Mra. Robert M. Jenkina, of Deataville, Ala., atand proudly be
hind the photoa of their aeven Bona, every one in the armed aervicea of
the United Statee. Jenkina, 72, an employe of the Louiarille A Naah
ville Railroad, recently waa cited by Preeident RooeevelL Mra. Jenkina
ia 61. Thia photo waa taken aa they made a broadcaat a ahort time ago.
she soldiers' families are found to
x' destitute or in need of assistance,
t is the duty of the Red Cross to
supply these needs. Many soldiers
eport sickness in their homes and
isk for furloughs. Before they are
;ranted, the Home Service Chair
nan investigates to see if the sol
iier's report is correct. Many, many
imes upon investigation, the par
lcular party who is supposed to be
sick is in the field at work.
We hope the American Red Cross
vill not be called upon to perform
he duties in this country of taking
rare of people after air raids, but
should be time ever come, the Am
erican Rod Cross will be found ready
In the War Effort
Inspirational leadership has fig
ured prominently in victories down
across the centuries. World War II
has one, but the inspirational lead
ership is being overlooked to a great
extent, but look over the record:
She's up with the sun every morn
ing and early to bed every night, so
she isn't a bridge player.
She puts forth her best effort ev
ery day, never asking for wage in
creases, salary bonuses, or larger
She's perfectly willing to share
what she has with her neighbors
without feeling superior or martyr
She doesn't spend a bit of her
time squawking about what others
are doing or not doing.
She makes no attempt to hoard
and is content with her daily share.
She isn't a self appointed author
ity on everything from rationing to
aerial combat. She just tends to her
She isn't always looking for a soft
spot where the work is easy and the
pay is good.
She's too busy to worry about
keeping up with the Joneses.
She produces a vital and essential
war material?something the Brit
ish now get only one a week of.
Her's is the real spirit of Victory.
Who is she? She's the barnyard
hen.?With apologies to Washcoegg.
"In this critical moment of aur
history, all of us, from all walks of
life, all shades of political opinion,
all races and creeds, must organize
and train ourselves?to defend our
"And when we join together to
lefend our local community we add
itrength not only to our local com
munity but to our national eammun
ty at well?we help to fortify our
whole union."?Franklin D. Rooee
DO YOU REALIZE
WHAT WILL HAPPEN
IF WE DONT
Go to Work
It Doesn't Take a Master Mind to Figure Out the Answer..
SO, let's preserve our freedom by beginning now to do our part
to make UNCLE SAM successful! Collect all your scrap metal and
lake it to your nearest junk dealer who will ship it to factories that
are making war machines. Don't hoard . . . Cut yonr budget to
the very hone ... A small effort on everybody's part will make
an enormous amount available for the grave situation now facing us.
Buy Defense Stamps-Bonds
Support the All-Out
For America's Freedom
You MUST Do Your Part
Search Your Barns ? Closets ? Everywhere...
FOR MATERIALS necessary to the production of guns, tanks, airplanes and ships to
protect our United States from the enemy. Make a determined search in every nook
and corner of yonr home and farm and turn over the scrap to your nearest junk dealer
who will see that it is shipped to the proper places . . . BK THRIFTY . . . Sooner
or later, you will have to make great sacrifices, so why not start cutting on your budget
now? We encourage and urge that you cooperate 100 per cent in this terrific task eon
fronting this nation today!
Buy Your Limit in Defense Stamps and Bonds
TOWN of WILLIAMSTON