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W. C. MANNING
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Fridtn . Mm 22. 1942.
Sugar And Gas Rationing
Sugar is an important item in the American
diet, but early reports from the gas rationing
registrars declare that many joy riders would
rather surrender a claim to food than to seal
the gas tank for the duration.
Harold Ickes, months and months ago. warn
ed against a possible gasoline shortage. He was
laughed at, because to have taken the gaso
line away from American joy riders at that
time would possibly have meant revolution.
And even now with the seriousness of the war
borne out in continuous reports there are those
who fuss and fume about rationing, gas ration
Thinking more of their joy riding than of
the possibility that gasoline saved here might
be of great value on other fronts, quite a few
persons are literally packing their gas tanks
and storing all the excess their money will buy
in cans and other containers America's war ef
fort can be and will be measured by the reac
tion to the gasoline rationing program
Go To Work, Go To War
Or Go To Jail
It is agreed that the induction of men into
the armed services and the call of the indus
trial centers have aggravated the labor situa
tion. but it must be admitted that there are idle
hands scattered over the nation in great num
bers. This county has its loafers and vagrants,
and it is contradictory to a certain extent, at
least, for one to say that there is a great labor
shortage when so many are standing by idle,
wasting valuable time outright or squandering
it in questionable acts and ways
Aren't the loafers worthy of their hire* Isn't
the situation on the world front serious enough
for every one to act in some capacity toward
supporting the war effort either in the trench,
factory or on the far-removed home front* If
present conditions do not warrant voluntary
acts, then it is not amiss to employ stern ac
tion. Let the loafers go to work, go to war or
go to jail. It is time to clean out the beer joints
and free society of the human leeches for the
duration, at least.
In this connection, the partially disabled pen
sioners can play a part. A thoughtful govern
ment picked them up during their dark days.
Is it asking too much now for them to offer their
services .limited of course, to the government.
There are the airplane spotter posts, the air
raid warning station to be manned and other
tasks requiring little effort to be handled Will
those who can aid stand by idle and continue
to suck the lifeblood from our economy and of
fer nothing in return?
It is high time for all of us to do something
more for our government and ourselves than
stand up for our country and sing an old time
A Lot To Learn
Judging from a personal letter received by
Elder E. C. Stone from a sister in England, we
have much to learn about rationing in this coun
try. Over there they have one egg a week while
over here we want two for each breakfast.
Strawberries before the war were a luxury
and are seldom heard of there now. Nearly ev
ery item passing over the counter in England
must be greeted by a rationing card. Over here
we complain if we have to give up a little su
gar of which we have been using too much. We
cheat, misrepresent and lie over gasoline. In
England the cars are parked for the duration.
Fruits there are in dried form, mostly. Over
here we let many rot.
We have much to learn and it is important
that we try to learn to accept the inescapable
rather than ignore the facts and do nothing but
growl and howl.
We are queer beings. Warned of a potential
r, we discredit and ignore the warning,
when something does happen we com
plain because we were not forced to heed the
tMohf. Noah foretold the coming of the flood,
bat many of the people drowned.
Turning Against Their Friends
Freed of the tenacles so tightly clapped
around their throats in the early thirties, there
are quite a few persons who are now complain
ing about instructions coming down from Wash
ington. They refer to Washington as a meddling,
short-sighted sophomoric brain-truster theorist
capital. We want none of it, they say. What do
they want? The things that are being done in
Washington today as they relate to government
and not to crooked politics, are being done at
the expressed will of the people. The complain
ers, it is feared, would rather turn the country
back over to the Wall Streeters and hasten the
return of the trying days associated with Hoov
erism than to have the will of the people ex
pressed through representative government.
Those who bark against the government to
day in most cases have turned against the
friends who saved them back vonder
"You are 'too tired to go to church?' That's
sheer nonsense. There isn't a place on the con
tinent so restful as the church. You are going
to lie around the house all day; loll in a big
rocking chair, go to sleep over a book. That
isn't resting, that's loafing Tell yourself hon
estlv?did you ever see a loafer who didn't look
tired all the time?
"About a year ago 1 stopped in a Boston
street to watch a group of laborers. It was the
noon hour. They had been at work all the morn
ing digging a sewer excavation. They had eat
en their lunch from the little tin pails, and now
they were 'resting'. Some of them were pitch
ing horseshoes. They were working men 'rest
ing'. And sitting on the curbstone watching
them ?too lazy to even stand up and look up
and out at them?were the loafers who had
been watching them work all the morning.
These fellows were too tired to join the game
by which the workers rested themselves.
"You have no need to loaf all day Sunday.
An hour in church, an hour in the quiet; the
sermon, the reading; the uplift that comes from
the new channels into which your thoughts are
led?these will rest you more physically, mor
ally, intellectually, than all the day spent in
trying to 'rest."?Robert J. Burdette.
\o Life A* I tmd. All WlfM Serve
The idea that the people of the United States
can continue "life as usual" is fast disappear
ing under the severe impact of war needs. Just
as the industrial plants of the nation have been
converted to war production, the life of the
people of our country must be changed to meet
the war program.
The United States is serving as an arsenal
for all nations fighting aggression and making
available its enormous economic strength to
support the war against aggressors. While slow
ly mobilizing potential resources into striking
power, we must surrender everything which
hampers a speedy and successful transforma
Slowly, as a people, we are beginning to un
derstand that potential resources are useless
in a war for survival and that only those re-.
sources which are available for battle will pro
tect our civilization. With enemy nations be
ginning war after years of preparation, this
country must start from scratch, abandon peace
and accept war
New standards of value arise when a nation
fights for its life. Selfish individuals must yield
to the nation's needs. Everything must be
weighed by the exigencies of battle. Nothing
There are many Americans inclined to look
with superficial amusement upon the effort
to mobilize our communities for wartime em
ergencies. This preparation for the worst is
not foolish and certainly should not be derid
ed by those who chant "too little and too late"
as our enemies gain victories upon the battle
fields of the earth.
The longer the war lasts, the greater will be
the upheaval in our normal manner of life. Be
cause there exists the chance that the war may
end quicker than most experts believe does
not justify a failure to plan for an unexpected
prolongation of the world conflict. The cold,
sober truth is that no man knows when or how
the present war may end. Germany may col
lapse in 1942 or fight a defensive struggle in
Europe for decades. Japan may fall as a result
of over-extended battle lines, or, on the other
hand, she may consolidate the human and nat
ural resources of the Far East to wage a stern
and far-ending struggle.
With these thoughts in mind, every American
should accept the inconveniences of a war-time
economy. Every American should, to the extent
of his or her ability, support the financial struc
ture of the Government. Every relative of ev
ery fighting soldier or sailor or marine should
be an alert committee of one to see that every
possible support is given our fighting men.
In the next few months, there is little rea
son to expect glad tidings from the fields of bat
tle. There is every prospect of depressing de
feats. Until our weapons are forged and our
soldiers trained, the people of American must
grit their teeth and bear what fortune brings.
Everyone must support the war and when call
ed upon, serve the country. Only by so doing
can we reasonably expect to be triumphant
when peace comes and deserve the greatness
and glory that descends upon a people who die,
if necessary, for their civilization, their culture
and their faith.
In Worship . . .
By REV. JOHN HARDY
Church Of The Advent
On Sunday mornings in most Am
erican towns crowds may be seen
entering the various churches. They
are going to the House of God to
worship. After the service is over
they return home, most of them feel
ing better for having been to church
The real test of whether that feeling
is only temporary, or whether it is
really a deep reflection of their in
ner strength gained by their waving
worship, comes from the conviction
that in worship something import
ant is done. There is an offering to
God and He acts with effects on the
life of the world.
The church does not exist only for |
its own sake It exists not primar
ily to keep its members comfort
able; it exists for a cause. Here is
the point at which one who looks at
the church begins to be dismayed.
Does the church, as represented in
its several units Know that it ex
ists for a cause, and is it being mo
bilized to serve it?
There is a widespread notion that
what occurs in worship transpires
only in the soul of the worshippers.
Hence they judge worship by its ef
fects upon themselves: If it interests
and uplifts them, they go; if it fails
to do this, they remain away.
The spirit of devastating subject
ivism is in the church today and the
cause of its existence is being for
gotten. We fail to believe that in
public worship something moment
ous for both God and man takes
place, something is done in which
both God and man acts. Since most
contemporary worshippers do not
believe this, they do not look for it.
Until this expectancy is restored,
worship cannot recover its Christ
Corporate worship would mean
more to us, and would bring to us
a surprisingly rich spiritual gain, if
we came to it regularly with the ex
pectation an J the certainty that I
something was going to happen. So |
long as we think only of the impres
sion made upon ourselves, and our
enjoyment of the service, we can
not have such an expectation and
such an assurance. It is only self
conscious natures that are habitual
ly interested in the impression made
upon themselves. That kind of thing
may not last, for in religion, or in
Ihe great experiences of life, we
must feel that some action is taking
place, some great thing happening,
jr some great thing being done, that
Cod is in that thing And in worship
we must hold high in our hearts the
conviction that something is going
lo happen. We are to meet with God,
and God is to meet with us, and we
are going to do something in the
presence of God. We are going to
bring an offering, the offering of our
praise and of our prayer in the com
munion of all His saints in heaven
and on earth; and God is going to
speak to us and have dealings with
us, and receive our offering and give
it a place in the service of His king
We bring and present ourselves? |
through every act including the ser
mon, if it be the word of the living
God?our thoughts, our obligations,
jur affections?and these become
means by which God is more able to
fulfill His will. The selves we offer
are not isolated selves, but selves
bound up in family, community, na
tional, and racial ties. The thought
fulness with which we present them
penitently, gratefully, wistfully, is
important. Worship must mean
something to us if it is to have mean
ing for God. And such worship,
whatever the form it takes, enriches
Him, and thus enables Him to enrich
not only the worshippers, but His
larger household who have part in
that corporate remembrance of hu
man need and divine will. All public
worship is an action in which both
God and His worshippers take part.
And the far-reaching consequences
if such action in God's Kingdom are
beyond all we can conceive.
To The Voters Of
At a candidate (or the office of
Judge of Recorder's Court of Martin
County, I wish to solicit the support
of the Democratic voters in the com
ing primary. My friends, including
lawyers, have called to my attention
the fact that many of the best record
ers in the state are not lawyers and
that the principal duty in the trial
of cases coming before this court is
a matter which, in the higher courts,
is the duty of the jury. I shall appre
ciate any support I may receive and
if elected promise to diligently try
to justify all confidence reposed in
me by being fair, just and impartial
CHURCH OF THE ADVEN1
O God, who as at this timf didst
teach the hearts of thy faithful peo
ple, by sending to them the light of
thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the
same Spirit to have a right judgment
in all things, and evermore to re
joice in his holy comfort; through
the merits of Christ Jesus our Sav
ious, who liveth and reigneth with
thee, in the unity of the same Spir
it, one God, world without end.
Church School, 9:45 a. m.
Celebration of the Holy Commun
ion and sermon, 11 a. m. This is a
corporate celebration for both the
laymen and young people. The Lay
men's Thank Offering will be pre
Celebration of the Holy Commun
ion at 11 a m Thursday.
ST. MARTIN'S, Hamilton
Evening prayer and sermon, 6 p.
Church School, 9:45 a. m
Morning worship and sermon, 11
a. m. Sermon subject: The Promise
of Power and Its Fulfillment.
Epworth League, 7:30 p. m.
Evening worship and sermon, 8:30
p. m. Sermon subject: The Third
Pel-son in the Holy Trinity.
Prayer service, Thursday, 8:30 p.
Bible School, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a m. Sub
ject, "The Living Church?Its Vision
of Ultimate Victory."
Organ concert, 5 p. m. by Mr. Ben
Young People's meeting, 7:30 p. m.
Subject, "New Phases of World-wide
Evening service, 8:30 p. m. Sub
ject. "The New Testament Church
lor Today?The Lordship of Christ"
Choir rehearsal Tuesday, 8:30 .p.
m. . ?
Prayer service Thursday, 8:30 p.
m. Subject, "Sharing One's Mater
ial Possessions with the Church."
Mr. Ben Manning, formerly of
Williamston, but now a soldier of
our country, is visiting his parents
on furlough. While here Mr. Man
ning will give an organ concert in
the Williamston Christian Church on
their new Moller organ. Mr. Man
ning while in Louisiana headed the
music set-up in his camp and also
gave several organ recitals. The pub
lic is cordially invited to attend this
concert at 5:00 o'clock Sunday after
Dried fruits, as well as vegetables,
probably will bring a partial answer
to the problem of tin shortage for
cans, says U. S. Department of Agri
Of Present Rubber
It becomes increasingly clear that
the country's critical rubber prob
lem today can be met only with all
out conservation of the rubber now
in use. Yet even more than that is
needed for the "long pull" to insure
against this sort of thing ever hap
Enormous amounts of paper are
being released for other uses by the
change-over of automobile and elec
trical-appliance plants to war pro
I Capudlne acts fast because It's I
I liquid, relieving pains of neuralgia I
I quickly, pleasantly. Soothes upset I
I nerves. Use only as directed. All drug- I
I gists. 10s, 30c. 80c bottles. I
Protect Your Crops
WE HAVE A FEW
Sprayers & Paris
ON HAND NOW!
It trill pay you to get one
and begin dotting
SPRAYS COTTON Or TOBACCO
BEDS Or FIELDS.
??? We Alio Have
Paris Green ? Arsenate Lead
Williamston Hardware Co.
Sweet Potatoes Wanted
We Are Located At Our Usual Staiul?The
J. G. Staton Storage House
IN WILLIAMS TON
CORBETT PACKING CO.
STATON STORAGE BUILDING
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
A Friendly Warning
In order to assure yourself an ample supply of coal for next win
ter, the Government is urging you to fill your bin now. In all fair
ness to your coal dealer, it is imperative that any balance you
might owe on last winter's coal be paid now, in order for him to
secure coal 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 coal dealer expects to keep coal 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 coal to those in arrears. Freight on coal amounts to
an_average of $3.45 per ton which must be paid according to law
within 48 hours after the arrival of the car. Labor and supplies
are cash. Faced with the necessity of paying spot cash for over
half the cost of the coal and the balance in 30 days, your coal deal
er cannot put your coal in now and collect next Fall.
Your Cooperation Will Be Appreciated
By Your Government And By Us.
R. L. WARD COAL
AND WOOD CO.
Telephone 241 for Good Coal
WILLIAMSTON, N. C