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W. C. MANNING
Editor ? 1908-1938
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Friday. June 5. 1942.
IT hen H ill The ff ar End?
The wishful thinkers have been talking much
about the war coming to an early end. One can
tell when the war will end, but not in terms
of weeks, months or years.
The war will end when we change our ways
and hardly before If it ends before we change
our ways, then we will have to change our
ways after the war One thing is cerlaui and
that is we can't maintain our present pace and
reach a goal of peace and happiness. We are
lost in ourselves, our selfish interests and un
founded claims to questionable habits and
things. We are so engrossed in our daily pleas
ures and games that we can't see our own faults,
and if we see those faults we haven't enough
will power and determination to even try to
correct them. We are drifting leisurely along
with the current, not to victory but certain de
feat in the post-war period if not-in the war it
As long as men would ride for pleasure with
gasoline that is tinted with the blood of some
mother's son, and much of it has already been
colored, the war will continue. Of course, the
relationship of pleasure riding and the war is
not direct, but that and the other untold little
things we do and claim are not only delaying
the war but are also aggravating the chance
of peace. We are blind to the real facts, and in
our blindness we are stumbling over the little
things that must be considered before victory
and peace can be ours.
As long as we lie and cheat, steal and play
the role of the hypocrite, the war will not end.
As long as we think in terms of our own lit
tle selves, our business and our whims, the war
will not end.
The war will riot end until we change our
ways. And although one shudders when he
thinks of it. every indication would point to
the loss of more human life ? our own loved
ones?before we will stop and consider the er
ror, the folly of our ways.
In a little eastern Nortli Carolina city recent
ly more than 100 trams thundered down the
main street in a single day. pulling some over
4,000 cars. Most of that movement was for the
war effort, and yet there are those who would
demand placed in operation engines and tank
cars despite crowded conditions for the ship
ment of gasoline that pleasure cars might con
tinue to operate. We have little claim to base an
earnest hope on for an early end of the war. It
is apparent that we have got to be driven into
submission by war before the war will end.
Gross violations of the rationing laws are be
ing reported. Any one who violates those laws
or even takes advantages of undue privileges
by riding when he could walk, by spending
money foolishly when there are so many war
stamps and bonds to be bought, is, in our sin
cere opinion, prolonging the war and is, indi
rectly, aiding and abetting in the murder of
some one's brother, son, husband or father.
We have talked about strikes in industry, but
the most regrettable strike in all the world is
being pulled by the joy riders, the pleasure
seekers, the liars, the cheaters, the thieves, the
scoundrels, the greedy, the selfish and thought
less tens of thousands of us who would dare call
No, the war will hardly end before we change
Attacking Labor Indirectly
Representative Hobbs, the anti-labor man
from Alabama, is offering a bill to stamp out
racketeering in unions. Senator Reynolds is al
so proposing certain labor legislation. There
is no doubt but what racketeering among un
ions, labor ranks in general or among any oth
er ranks should be outlawed. Responsible lead
ers in and outside unions will welcome such
But are Hobbs and Reynolds really trying to
stamp out racketeering and robbery chargeable
to labor? It is more raesonable to believe that
thay are trying to throttle labor in its claim
to Bring wages and favorable working condi
tions. In fact, there is little doubt but what some
at our legislators, the United States Chamber
of f*-"?and the National Manufacturers
and others of that type would re
duce the working man to slave levels.
As for racketeering in the ranks of labor, the
nefarious practice is only patterned after ques
tionable acts and practices in the higher places.
Representative Hobbs refers to the practice re
quiring a union driver to take a truck into the
city. The practice cannot be successfully de
fended, to be sure. But, surely, Representative
Hobbs has heard of the stories told about some
commission houses. Not so many years ago, a
Martin County Irish potato buyer shipped two
cars of potatoes to a certain commission house
in a big city. The commission broker wired
back that the potatoes had arrived in bad con
dition. The potato buyer realized enough to
pay the freight. A few days later, the buyer
shipped two more cars of potatoes to the com
mission house, and went to the city and estab
lished himself in a hotel to await developments.
The commission man again wired and told
about the bad condition of the potatoes. The
wire was forwarded to the buyer who was then
in the commission man's city. Under an assum
ed name, the buyer, armed with his freight car
numbers, went down to the commission house
and placed an order for two cars of potatoes.
Strange as it may seem, the commission man
explained that his house had just received the
day before two cars of good potatoes from
North Carolina. A tour of inspection identified
the potatoes as those of the local buyer. Flash
ing his credentials, the buyer collected for the
first two cars of potatoes and the second two,
Federal grading systems have possibly re
moved the element of loss for the shipper, but
the spread between the price the farmer re
ceives and the price the ultimate consumer
pays would indicate that something is still rot
ten somewhere, and it is reasonable to believe
that the spread is not chargeable all to high
wages or even racketeering within the ranks
of labor alone.
Announcing the proposed legislation, the
anti-labor press in glaring headlines said,
"Strong Demand Seen for New Labor Legisla
tion." It would have been only fair to say that
there was a strong demand to stamp out racke
teering. But no, nothing like that for some are
so eager and anxious to choke the fellow who
works with his hands that they can't even be
fair and decent.
The Archbishop Speaks
Dr. Temple, the new Archbishop of Canter
bury, in a recent address, outlined a chartef~~bf
social reform, calling for decent houses for ev
eryone, sufficient nutrition for the sustenance
of every human body, equality of education,
adequate leisure for personal and family life,
universal recognition of holidays with pay, a
greater appreciation of the fact that the com
mon worker is a partner in industry along with
management and capital, and recognition by
workers and employers alike, that service comes
first and opportunity to make profit afterward.
In this country, the Archbishop would be
hounded as a socialist, and some would even
dure call him a communist. The common masses
in this country have been denied an equal show
in life mainly because when one dared come
to their rescue, the daring one was immediate
ly branded as a socialist or a communist.
It was the Master who drove the moneychang
ers out of the Temple. There are those who wor
ship at the religious shrine and then condemn
what Christ did and preached as socialistic or
communistic We should remember that when
one raises his voice and pleads for the common
masses, he is not necessarily a socialist. It is
quite evident that the Archbishop is a firm be
liever in Democracy, but at the same time he
recognizes the 'all-important fact that Democ
racy must function for all and not exist in name
only for the masses. The words of the primate
of all England may be lost in the din of war, but
they will ring out with a clear sound and a real
meaning before peace, prosperity and happi
ness are restored to this troubled world.
Draft Everyone And Everything
The Fort Smith (Ark.) Times-Record, recall
ing the old war period, is offering a plan of its
own for this one. While the plan may be a bit
drastic, it has something that may be worth
consideration. The Times-Record says:
"After World War No. 1 practically everyone
went around muttering that next time it would
be different, we wouldn't have any confusion,
no one would make a million dollars out of the
war, everyone would be drafted, et cetera, et
"Now it is revealed that a Cleveland contract
or charged $600 for airplane starters he esti
mated would cost $272. The Government, mean
ing you taxpayers, paid enough that a woman
secretary of that firm got $40,000 last year. A
hew employee got a bonus of $11,000 after six
weeks. Every employee got a bonus. And the
taxpayers footed the bill.
"The Government right now should say to
all of us:
" 'You are not going to make a million dol
lars. You are not going to get exorbitant wages.
You are not going to profiteer dh foodstuffs.
You are not going to play code-ball with civil
ian defense. You are not going to hoard any
thing.-You are not going to rent-gouge. You are
not going to exhaust your energies undermin
ing labor. You are not going to carp and whine,
unless you first do your share. You are not go
ing to dodge your full measure of this fight. Be
cause: You are going to win this war. If that
be dictatorship, make the moat of it?for the
By BERNARD T. HURLEY
Pastor, Methodist Church
Keep the home fires burning while I
our hearts are yearning,
Though the lads are far away they
dream of home.
There's a silver lining through the |
dark couds shining.
Turn the dark clouds inside out till |
the boys come home.
None of us dreamed a quarter of
a century ago when this song was be
ing sung throughout the country that
it would ever be sung again with
the same spirit and meaning as it
was sung then. Then our boys were
fighting the Kaiser's forces in France
and Belgium, now they are fighting
the combined forces of Germany,
Italy and Japan practically on every
continent and on every sea in the
world. From every community in
America there are representatives
in the various army camps in this
country, and most communities can
proudly speak of their boys serving
their country in the far reaches of
the Pacific and lands remote beyond
the seas Soon every home and fam
ily throughout the nation will feel
the keen anxiety over loved ones
who are hazarding their lives for
their country far from home. These
boys constitute a gigantic wall of
courage and determiation, of flesh
and blood, skillfuly using the might
iest weapons of war the world has
ever seen in order that the God-giv
en rights of human personality
might not perish from off the earth.
Th is leads those of us who remain
at home to consider our duties and
to ask the question. What can we do
here at home to help our boys who
are making such great sacrifices for
us? The greatest sacrifices we can
make will be nothing compared to
what they are called upon to make.
Sharing our material resources is
important and absolutely necessary.
Giving of our time in working for
the Red Cross and other war agen
cies are necessary. But there is an
other duty that we must not forget
to do, and without which all else will
come to naught. We must keep the
home fires burning brightly for our
boys while they are away. The very
fact that they know we are doing
this for them will hearten them and
make them feel that what they are
fighting for is worth while.
First, we must keep the fires burn
ing on the altars of our hearts We
must pray for them. They are our
boys. Some of them are our own
flesh and blood- Wherever they are
and whatever they are doing, and
what dangers they are exposed to
interests us greatly. Not only should
we pray for them, but we should
write them and let them know that
we are remembering them before the
Throne of Grace. We should not only
pray for their safety, physically and
spiritually, but we should pray that
they might have courage to carry on
as good soldiers of our country.
"More things are wrought by pray
er than this world dreams of."
Secondly, we must keep the fires
burning on the altars of our
churches. Here they were taught the
meaning of life and the place of re
ligion in life. Now they are facing
life in a way they never faced it be
fore. Now they see the need of the
religion they were taught back in
their home churches more than ev
er before. They are facing reality,
and now they need reality. Many of
the shams and shibboleths of relig
ion they now see very clearly to be
of no value. They are stark realists,
and they need the realities of relig
ion. Shall we fail them by allowing
the fires of our religious faith to
grow dim in such times as these?
Shall we ourselves absent ourselves
from the altars of the church when
our boys are facing death? God for
bid. The writer has received letters
from some of the boys who are mem
bers of one of the churches of which
he is pastor, and in each case they
were inquiring about the church, the
interest and the attendance at church
services and the Sunday school. One
of these tooys^ was ~BT Pearl Harbor
when the Japanese attacked it last
December. They both expressed the
desire to attend the church services
again as soon as the war is over.
What kind of churches will we have
for them when our boys come back.
Will it be a cold and indifferent
church, or will it be a warm church
with the fires burning brightly
upon its altar?
CIIURCH OF THE ADVEN1
1st Sunday after Trinity.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Celebration of the Holy Commun
ion and sermon, 11 a. m. TTie tablet
of appreciation will be consecrated.
The Woman's Auxiliary will meet
with Mrs. Victor Champion on Mon
day, at 4:00 o'clock.
St. Elizabeth's Auxiliary will poet
ponc its meeting until next Monday
The Adult Conference will begin
at Camp Leach on Sunday afternoon
and run through Friday noon.
ST. MARTIN'S, Hamilton
Evening prayer and sermon at 6
o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship and communion,
11 a. m.
Epworth League, 7:30 p. m.
Evening worship and sermon, 8 JO
W S. C. S. Bible Study, Monday,
3 p. m.
Prayer and Bible study, Thurs
day, 8:30 p. m.
Choir rehearsal, Wednesday, 8:30
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sub
ject, "Democracy in the Church."
Young People's Meeting, 7:30 p.
m. Subject, "Our Bible: Its Begin
Evening service, 8:30 p. m. Special
service featuring the reports of Mrs.
G. G. Woolard and Mrs. John L. Goff
on Adult Conference.
Woman's Council meets Monday,
4:00 p. m. at the Church.
Tuesday, 8:00 p. m. Choir rehears
Thursday, prayer service. Subject,
"Playing for High Stakes."
Services Saturday night, 8:30
Sunday school, 9:45 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m. and Sunday
evening. Go to church somewhere.
All regular sen-ices at the usual
Sunday school lesson: "The Day of
Suffering" Text Mark 15:33-34;
Luke 23: 33-46.
Subject of morning sermon: "The
Fulfillment of All Law."
Subject of evening sermon: "The
Wide Open Door."
Topic for Thursday night: "The
HOLLY SPRINGS METHODIST
The pastor will fill his regular ap
pointment at Holly Springs. Sunday
at 3:30 p. m The community is cor
dially invited to attend
Regular services will be held Sun
day at Cedar Branch Baptist Church.
The Daily Vacation Bible School
that is in session each evening, will
close Sunday morning at 11 o'clock,
by giving a commencement program
at that time. We urge all parents to
be present with their children so
we can begin on time. Following we
will have a short preaching service.
The public is invited.
The opening of the second quarter
of 1942 finds U. S. canned foods en
joying wide popularity among Brit
ish consumers, with meat products
holding first place.
North Carolina. Martin County.
Having qualified as administratrix
of the estate of David T. Griffin, de
ceased, late of Martin County, North
Carolina, this is to notify all persons
having claims against the estate of
said deceased to exhibit them to the
undersigned at Williamston, N. C.,
on or before the 26th day of May,
1943, or this notice will be pleaded
in bar of their recovery. All persons
indebted to said estate will please
make immediate payment.
This the 22nd day of May, 1942.
LUCY F. GRIFFIN,
Administratrix of David T.
Clarence Griffin, Atty. m22-6t
NOTICE OF SALE!
Notice is hereby given that under
and by virtue of order of the
Clerk of the Superior Court enter
ed on May 25, 1942, in that certain
special proceedings pending in the
Superior Court of Martin County
entitled: "Sam Moore and wife, and
Jasper Moore and wife, and others
vs. Reginald Chesson, Bennie Har
rell Wynn and others," same being
a partition proceedings, the under
signed Commissioner will on the
13th day of June, 1942, at twelve (12)
o'clock Noon, at the Courthouse Door
of Martin County, Williamston,
North Carolina, offer for sale, at pub
lic auction, to the highest bidder, for
cash, the following described real
All that certain piece, parcel or
tract of land containing acres,
more or less, situate, lying and being
on the Williamston and Hamilton
Road, on Western line of the Town
of Williamston, in Williamston Town
ship, Martin County, State of North
Carolina, having such shapes, metes
and bound*, courses and diftancs*
as will more fully appear by refer
ence to a plat thereof made by T.
Jones Taylor. Surveyor, on January
3. 1927, and attached to the abstract
now on file with the Atlantic Joint
Stock Land Bank of Raleigh, the
same being bounded on the North by
the lands of S. Hassell, J. D. Leg
gett and Whit Price, on the East by
the lands of Walter Haberstadt, on
the South by the lands of G. W,
Blount and Walter Haberstadt, and
on the West by the lands of G. W.
Blount, S. Hassell and J. D. Leggett,
and being the identical tract of land
conveyed by deed from J. L. Has
sell and A. Hassell and wife, to
George S. Moore, of date January
22, 1910, said deed being duly re
corded in Deed Book YYY, at page
557, in the office of the Register of
Deeds for Martin County, State of
North Carolina, and by deed from
Company to George SL Moore of date
September 9, 1907, said deed being
recorded in Deed Book RRR, at page
287, in the Office of the Register of
Deeds for Martin County, State of
North Carolina, to which reference
may be had for full description.
The last and highest bidder at said
sale will be required to deposit the
amount of ten (10%) per cent of said
last and highest bid at the time of
and before closing the said sale.
This the 25th day of May, 1942.
HUGH G. HORTON,
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We Appreciate Your Business
And Give Each Customer
Our Individual Attention
PERMANENTS 83.50 Up
Victory Beauty Shoppe
Over Eagles 5r and 10c Store Phone 393-J
Mrs. liuttie Bailey, Mgr. Williamston, N. C.
Triangle Plain or Self-Riling
FLOUR T, 51c
21-lb. bag 1.00
BEETS, No. 2 1-2 can ?- 10c
MUSTARD, 32-oz. jar 9c
(grapefruit Juice, 46-oz. can . . 21c
Tomato Juice, 2 24-oz. cans . .. 17c
Dolly Maditon Kosher
DILL PICKLES, quart jar ... 21c
Land O' Lakes CHEESE, lb. ., . 27c
MASON FRUIT JARS
sz. 67cSt 77c"U1.05
Jur (ji|>h, 12 to pkg. 25c Jar Ktibber? 12 to pltg 5c
Sure-Jel, 2 pkga. 25c Certo, 8-oz. bottle __23c
Colonial BACON, pound 35c
RIB ROLL ROAST, lb 35c
LEAN STEW, pound 27c
HAMBURGER, pound 23c
ORANGES, 8 pounds 35c
Fresh SNAP BEANS, 3 lbs. . 25c
NEW POTATOES, 4 lbs 15c
FINAL DOG CLINIC
WILL BE HELD AT
Dr. Osteen's Office
SATURDAY, JUNE 6th
If you haven't had your dog* vaccinated, pleaae
bring them on the above date.
C. B. ROEBUCK
SHERIFF, MARTIN COUNTY