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WTT.l.IAMSTON. NORTH CAROLINA.
? W. C. MANNING
Editor ? 1908 1938
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Tuesday, June 2. 1942.
On The Job
War production authorities have announced
that liquor distillery plants will be converted
eventually to the production of alcohol for mil
itary needs. The liquor interests wholeheart
edly approve the announcement. But in ap
proving the announcement, the liquor interests
knew they had several years' supply on hand,
and that conversion of their plants will not in
terrupt their business.
It is a strange thing how some business lead
ers can see so far ahead when it comes to pro
ducing and storing those things we could very
well do without and barely keep enough of the
more or less essential things such as rubber, tin,
magnesium, tungsten carbide and even alco
hol for military purposes to last a couple of
weeks. While we were building up huge stocks
of liquor, it was the Nazi game to build up huge
stocks of the other things.
The liquor manufacturers were on the job,
so to speak.
There is a wide clamor for the repeal of the
liquor laws. The folks back home look to Con
gress to eliminate the damning eiil, but while
they look to Washington for relief, the folks
back home are spending more for liquor than
they are investing in war bonds, in education
or religion. It is all so foolish to look to Wash
ington and tell them to tell us to stop drinking.
If the individual is interested in winning the
war, he would walk past the liquor store door
and place his money on the postoffice counter
and call for war stamps. We don't do that. We
are the root of the evil and yet howl ,for some
one else to do something about a seriouk-situa
Neui On The Hulioninff Trunin
The wishful thinkers have shouted with glee
following reports on rationing in Germany.
Maybe rationing is serious in Germany. But
while we are rejoicing over Germany's ration
ing problems, it is quite likely that Germany is
smiling too after hearing about rationing prob
lems over here.
It is quite possible that old Hitler himself
said, "Atta boy, you tell 'em to keep right on
riding and having a big time," when he heard
our own governor attack the gas rationing sys
tem. Outside the few isolationists and obstruc
tionists in the Congress, we know of few acts
that could possibly have carried greater solace
to the enemy than our attacks on the gas ration
If the rationing news in this country is not
to be accepted from official sources in Wash
ington, then why should we believe the news
telling that Germany is going to crack under
its rationing ?system? There may be shortages
of this and that in Germany, but the first news
is yet to be received telling that the country is
Share And Share Alike
Rationing, while clearly defined by old Noah
Webster, has, reports state, a million or more
meanings. We are about to take the word and
warp its meaning so badly that it comes near
er meaning greed than anything else. Briefly
stated, rationing means share and share alike.
And unless every individual follows that def
inition there's going to be trouble on the home
front. No motorist can ignore the meaning of the
rationing plan and escape the condemnation of
his fellowman, and it is possible that the gas
rationing business will sever those ties that
have held together strong friendships for years
and years. One thing every one should keep
in mind is that he should know the facts first
before he condemns another.
The issuance of gasoline rationing cards will
be opened for public inspection and possibly
published. If you have a valid claim to a "lib
eral" rationing card there is no need to fear
the wrath of your fellowman. If you have
stretched a point in procuring a card, then ex
change it before it is too late or accept the wrath
that will be justly yours. If you have a "liberal"
card and use it unwisely, you should either stop
the practice or accept the consequences without
Bailable reports state that it will be only a
matter of time before the available supply of
gasoline will not meet the demand of essential
users, not to even mention the three gallons for
the pleasure riders. If the reports are to be ac
cepted, and they are reliable and apparently
should be accepted, then it will pay us all to
start walking every block on non-essential tasks
or stay home.
Many hundreds of persons are inconvenienc
ing themselves in an effort to contribute some
thing to the war effort. And they are not go
ing to stand idly by and see others, especially
those in the pay rolls of the government, includ
ing the WPA-ers, the publicans, or even the
governor, ride all over creation and back in the
pursuit of their own selfish aims. They can be
expected to object and object after a strenu
ous and meaningful fashion. And what's more,
they have a doggone good right to object when
and if some sneer at the rationing system and
out of their selfishness and greed enjoy them
selves while men fight for them on foreign soil
and while their fellowmen trudge here and
there on their feet at home.
A man who willingly and knowingly cheats
the rationing system is not worthy to be called
a friend. Let legitimate business roll on as long
as possible by cutting out useless driving.
What The War fi About
In this day of turmoil, unrest and misunder
standing, all the people should include the re
cent New York address of Vice President Hen
ry A. Wallace on their "must'' reading list. The
government official so clearly explains what
the war is all about, that the salient points of
the speech, it is sincerely believed, are worth
passing on to our readers, the "filler-upper" of
these columns readily admitting that by "lift
ing" the speech the twice-weekly grind will
be relieved somewhat. It is hardly convenient
to carry'the speech in one issue, but it will be
continued from time to time, and our read
ers are cordially urged to follow the install
ments or hold them for digestion at one read
The first installment of the speech follows:
This is a fight between a slave world and a
free world. Just as the United States in 1862
could not remain half slave and half free, so in
1942 the world must make its decision for a
complete victory one way or the other.
As we begin the final stages of this fight to
death between the free world and the slave
world, it is worth while to refresh our minds
about the" march of freedom for the common
man. The idea of freedom?the freedom that
in the United Stat"*!?know und love ao?
well?is derived from the Bible with its extra
ordinary emphasis on the dignity of the indi
vidual. Democracy is the only true political ex
pression of Christianity.
The prophets of the Old Testament were the
first to preach social justice. But that which
was sensed by the prophets many centuries be
fore Christ was not given complete and power
ful political expression until our Nation was
formed as a Federal Union a century and a half
ago. Even then, the march of the common peo
ple had just begun. Most of them did not yet
know how to read and write. There were no
public schools to which all children could go.
Men and women can not be really free until
they have plenty to eat, and time and ability to
read and think and talk things over. Down the
years, the people of the United States have
moved steadily forward in the practice of dem
ocracy. Through universal education they now
can read and write and form opinions of their
own. They have learned, and are still learn
ing, the art of production?that is, how to make
a living. They have learned, and are still learn
ing, the art of self-government.
If we were to measure freedom by standards
of nutrition, education and self-government, we
might rank the United States and certain na
tions of Western Europe very high. But this
would not be fair to other nations where edu
cation has become widespread only in the last
20 years. In many nations, a generation ago,
nine out of 10 of the people could not read or
write. Russia, for example, was changed from
an illiterate to a literate nation within one gen
eration and, in the process, Russia's apprecia
tion of freedom was tremendously increased.
In China, the Increase during the past 30 years
in the ability of the people to read and write
has been matched by their increased interest
in real liberty.
Everywhere, reading and writing are accom
panied by industrial progress, and industrial
progress sooner or later inevitably brings a
strong labor movement. From a long-time and
fundamental point of view, there are no back
ward peoples which are lacking in mechanical
sense. Russians, Chinese, and the Indians both
of India and the Americas all learn to read and
write and operate machines just as well as
your children and my children. Everywhere
the common people are on the march. By the
millions, they are learning to read and write,
learning to think together, learning to use tools.
These people are learning to think and work
together in labor movements, some of which
may be extreme or impractical at first, but
which eventually will settle down to serve ef
fectively the interests of the common man.
(To Be Continued)
And 'Two* Before Rationing
-Montaigne once wrote, "After a tongue has
once got the knack of lying, 'tis not to be imag
ined how impossible almost it is to reclaim it.
Whence it comes to pass that we see some men,
who are otherwise very honest, so subject to
Montaigne wrote that before rationing appli
cations were submitted.
THE QUISLING KIDS
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to ee dome *
Sleeps After Raid
?5ta? tK ?? a
heft homeless after a recent Ger
man an raid on tire bngliah city of
Norwich, this baby sleeps peace
fully in the arms of a woman war
den at a rest center. The raid on the
city was staged m i*? j?irsul fni the
K.A.F. bombings of German indus
Farmers May Be
Unequal To Task
The nation's farm population,
though larger than a year ago, may
be unequal to task of planting and
bringing in the war-time harvest
needed to feed America and her Al
lies. Patriotic city folk arc serious
ly considering turning their vaca
tions into useful contributions to
the war drive by pitching in and
ptiching hay and horseshoes instead
of ordinary peacetime vacationing
pursuits. Although farm wages for
the nation as a whole were up 30
per cent as of April 1, farm labor
shortages exist in greater or less
degree throughout the country, are
?xpected to be serious in many re
gions later in the season. Wage com
petition provided by well-paying
war plants is one big hurdle. Straws
in the wind: Idaho business men
leave their offices early to blister
their hands in the beet fields . ... Ne
braska farmers petition their Gov
ernor to obtain ex-Pacific Coast
Japanese farmers to help them . . .
Kansas newspapers carry long lists
of farm "help wanted" ads . . . Chi
cago public schools are enlisting pu
pils for summer-vacation "farm for
board-and-kecp" work . . . and
California bemoans the loss of Jap
anese farmers and talks about end
ing relief payments and "drafting"
city people to work in the fields.
Having qualified as administrator
of the estate of Julius D. Hardison,
late of Martin County, North Caro
lina, this is to notify all persons hav
ing claims against the estate of said
deceased to exhibit them to under
signed on or before May 2, 1943, or
this notice will be pleaded in bar of
their recovery. All persons indebted
to said estate will please make im
This the 2nd day of May, 1942.
D. V. CLAYTON,
Administrator of Estate of
m5-6t Julius D. Hardison.
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained In a certain deed
of trust executed to the undersigned
trustee by Fannie Ruffin James on
he 31st day of July, 1941, and of
record in the public registry of Mar
tin County in Book B-4 at page 14S. j
\aid deed of trust having been given'
tor the purpose of securing certain
note of even date and tenor there
with. default having been made in
the payment of said note, and the
-tipulations contained in said deed
of trust not having been complied
with, the undersigned trustee will,
on Saturday, June 20, 1942. at twelve
o'clock noon, in front of the court
house door in the town of Williams^
ton offer for sale to the highest bid
der tor cash the following descrio
ed real estate, to wit:
The certain house and lot situat
ed and being on Main Street in the
Town of Williamston, N. C., bound
ed on the North by the lands of the
late Eliza Moore estate; on the Soutn
by the A C.L.R.R. Company; and on
the East by the A.C.L.R.R. Company,
and on the West by the said Main
Street, or Highway No. 90 and being
the same premises whereon the said
Fannie Ruffin James now resides
and being the same property bought
by R. L- Swain and wife, Mamie
Swain, from J. C. Smith, trustee,
which is recorded in Book L-3, page
286 in the office of the Register of
Deeds of Martin County.
This the 18th day of May, 1942.
B. A. CRITCHER,
NOTICE OF SALE
North Carolina. Martin County
As provided for in Section 2688
of the Consolidated Statutes of North
Carolina, nvtice is hereby given that
the Town of Williamston will offer
for sale at public auction to the high
est bidder for cash at the Courthouse
door in the Town of Williamston on
Monday, June 29th, 1942, the follow
ing described tracts of land in the
Town of Williamston, to-wit:
Lot No. 1: Being Lot No. 18 in the
Moore Field, adjoining Amy Purvis
on the West fronting North Street
78 8 and running back to two paral
lel lines South 41-45 feet East to the
depth of 130 feet, being the same
land purchased from Williamston
Lund and Improvement Company by
George Rice and Jane Rice of record
in Book E-l, page 112 of the Martin
County Public Registry.
Lot No. 2: Beginning 73 feet from
Bruad Street on a street at the cor
ner of Lot No. 1 in Block B in the
Moore Field plot, thence Eastward
ly along the line of Lots 1 and 2
about 130 feet to Lot No. 4, thence
AT JAMESVILLE 9 to 10 a. m.
AT HARDISON'S MILL 10:30 to 12 m.
AT BEAR GRASS 1 to 3 p. m.
AT OAK CITY 9 to 11 a. m.
AT HAMILTON 11:30 a. m. to 12 m.
AT GOLD POINT 1 to 2 p. m.
AT WILLIAMSTON 9 to 11 a. m.
AT EVERETTS 11:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.
AT ROBERSONV1LLE 3:30 to 5:30 p. m.
Colored Hens, Leghorn Hens, Stags, Roosters
WE PAY TOP MARKET PRICES
Pitt Poultry Co.
GREENVILLE, N. C.
Rice's back corner, thence along
Jane Rice's corner about 130 feet to
a street, thence along said street to
the beginning, and being the same
land purchased of H. M. Burras by
George and Jane Rice.
Lot No. 3: Beginning at the cor
ner of Pine and North Streets in the
Williamaton Land and Improvement
Company, Moore Field running
North 42 degrees East 72.8 feet to
Augustus Purvis' corner, thence
along his line South 41 3-4 degrees
East 130 feet, thence South 42 de
rees West 72.8 feet toJhn^Street^
thence North 41 3-4 decree* Wert
along Pine Street to the beginning
and being Lot No. 10 and being same
land purchased from Williams ton
Land and Improvement Company on
the 24th of October, 1004, and re
corded in Book MMM, page 225, and
also being the same land deede to
Clarence W. Griffin, by B. A. Critch
er, Trustee, on August 0th, 1041, of
record in Book C-4 at page 121.
This the 28th day of May, 1042.
TOWN Or WXLLLVMSTON,
By j. L Hassell, Mayor.
CALCIUM OF ARSENIC
ARSENATE OF LEAD
PARIS GREEN . . . ROTENONE
SPRAYERS and DUSTERS
OUR MATERIAL HAS ARRIVED
And we can fill vniir orders, 'ti-gr ?r
small, now if you prefer. Our flues are
made right. Ask the man who has used
them. If you haven't used our type of
flues, it will pay you to examine them
before you buy.
We carry a complete line of Furnace
Grates and Flue Thimbles in stock. It
will pay you to use them to govern your
heat and save wood. Remember, a good
fitting set of flues is good Fire Insurance.
J. C. NORRIS
126 Smithuick St. Phone 57
WILLIAMSTON, N. C. |
For the best investment in the
world, you need the kind of pro
tection which won't let you wor
As regularly as you buy United
States War Savings Bonds, lock
them away in a Safe Deposit box
in the bank's vault.
You Can Buy War Savings
Bonds and Stamps at
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
"THE SAFE EXECUTOR"
WILL1AMSTON, N. C.