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Tuesday. June 9, 1912.
4 Shocking ff eakne?*
The rejection of twenty of twenty-four young
Martin County men by the Army as unfit to
serve then country" is a shocking weakness, and
clearly indicates that something is radically
Has our educational system failed or has it
been throttled bv selfish interests, indifference
or challenged despite compulsory school attend
ance laws? Questions of this type are deserving
of serious consideration, for it is an established
fact that the war is taking the promising young
men and that they are being called upon to do
the fighting for those who have been ruled
mentally or otherwise unfit for service in the
name of God and country. Have we denied the
growing child the right kinds of food just t<L
learn in these times of stress and uncertainty
that their bodies are unfit to carry forth a man
of strength-end-vakH" into -battle? The situa
tion is bad enough and even shocking today,
but one shudders when he thinks what might
have been our lot today had a thoughtful gov
ernment failed to recognize the seriousness of
our predicament back in the thirties and had it
refused to act. Possibly we would be engaged
in a struggle of the survival of the fittest in
stead of driving forward today with the ban
ner of freedom waving high before all the
world. If we would ever evaluate the old CWA.
the WPA. the CCC and all the alphabetical com
binations. let us do it now when the supreme
test is at hand, and strive ever harder to con
tinue the remedy for a situation that permits
the strong, the intelligent and the promising
youth to enter into battle while the weak, the
indifferent, the illiterate and the diseased en
joy safety and freedom back home. There are
those exceptions, of course, but when twenty
out of twenty-four men are ruled unfit for
army service it is lime, yes, past time, to take
All these years, North Carolina has had a
compulsory school attendance law, with cost
ly agencies and enforcement units in the field
to guard and advance the public welfare. They
have failed miserably in their task, but there
are several reasons for their miserable failure.
Young tots have been forced to remain at home
to help earn a livelihood for the family. Some
were held out of school by thoughtless employ
ers who considered a day's labor worth far
more than the benefits offered in the school
room. Then there was indifference on the part
of parent and child. Only recently a fine-look
ing young chap, anxious to enter the service and
fight for his country, reiterated a serious charge
against his father. "The old so and so would not
let us go to school, and now we are embarrass
ed and humiliated," the boy said. He was re
jected by the army just as fourteen in another
group were rejected because of their low lit
There are today approximately 600 young
men in the first three registrations in this coun
ty who have been or will be ruled out on ac
count of low literacy. Already in the nation
nearly half a million men have been classed
as unfit to serve their country. North Carolina
ranks seventh in the list with the largest num
ber of men rejected on account of illiteracy. And
yet our leaders shout from the platforms about
the Great State of North Carolina.
Those people who have dared to stress the
needs for universal education, for food and
clothing for the hungry and needy have too
often been called rabble-rousers, socialists and
even communists by many who have down
through the years exploited the labors of little
children. Surely, they can recognize the error
of their ways as their own sons march forward
into battle while those who were denied the op
portunities of school and a right to a few other
things in life remain at home.
It is admitted that there are those who fail
ed end that there are others who will fail to
take advantage of any and all opportunities
made available to them. But when we see so
many who fail to measure up to minimum stan
dards we will do well to admit something is
wrong with our system, that if the system is
to be preserved after the true principles of
it must be improved.
What The War /> About
In a recent speech, Vice President Henry A.
Wallace sounded in clear tones just what the
war was all about.
The second installment of his address fol
The third installment of his address follows:
The fourth installment of his address follows:
"When "the freedom-loving people march
when the farmers have an opportunity to buy
land at reasonable prices and to sell the pro
duce of their land through their own organi
zations. when workers have the opportunity
to form unions and bargain through them col
lectively, and when the children of all the peo
ple have an opportunity to attend schools which
teach them truths of the real world in which
they live?when these opportunities are open
to everyone, then the world moves straight
But in countries where the ability to read
and write has been recently acquired or ?you
know that (12 per cent of the people in this
world don't yet know how to read and write
where the people have had no long experience
in governing themselves, on the basis of their
own thinking, it is easy for demagogues to arise
and prostitute the mind of the common man to
their own base ends. Such a demagogue may
get financial help from some person of wealth
who is unaware of what the end result will be
With this backing, the demagogue may domi
nate the minds of the people, and, from what
ever degree of freedom they have, lead them
back into a most degraded slavery. Herr Thys
sen, the wealthy German steel man, little real
ized what he was doing when he gave Hitler
enough money to enable him to play on the
minds of the German people.
The demagogue is the curse of the modern
world, and of all the demagogues, the worst are
those financed by well-meaning wealthy men
who sincerely believe that their wealth is like
ly to be safer if they can hire men with politi
cal "it" to change the sign posts and lure the
people back into slavery of the most degraded
kind. Unfortunately for the wealthy men who
finance movements of this sort, as well as for
the people themselves, the successful dema
gogue is a powerful genie who, when once let
out of his bottle, refuses to obey anyone's com
mand. As long as his spell holds, he defies God
Himself, and Satan is turned loose upon the
Through the leaders of the Nazi revolution,
Satan now is trying to lead the common man
of the whole world back into slavery and dark
?' S.1-. Sw the Mini-It truth ir H.il vj?|f.nrp
preached by the Nazis is the devil's own religion
ol darkness. So also is the doctrine that one race
or one class is heredity superior and that all
other races or classes are supposed to be slaves.
I he belief iii one Satan-inspired Fuehrer, with
his Quislings, his Lavals, and his Mussolinis ?
his gauleitcrs in every nation in the world?is
the last and ultimate darkness. Is there any hell
hotter than that of being a Quisling, unless it is
that of being a Laval or a Mussolini?
In a twisted sense, there is something almost
great in the figure of the Supreme Devil oper
ating through a human form, in a Hitler who
has the daring to spit straight into the eye of
God and man. But the Nazi .system has a he
roic position for only one leader. By definition
only one person is allowed to retain full sover
eignty over his own soul. All the rest are stooges
they ure stooges who have been mentally and
politically degraded, and who feel that they can
get square with the world only by mentally and
politically degrading other people. These
stooges are really psychopathic cases. Satan
has turned loose upon us the insane.
The march of freedom of the past 150 years
has been a long-drawn-out people's revolution.
In this Great Revolution of the people, there
were the American Revolution of 1775, the
I rench Revolution of 1792, the Latin-American
revolutions of the Bolivarian era, the German
Revolutions of 1848, and the Russian Revolution
of 1917. Each spoke for the common man in
tei ms of blood on the battlefield. Some went to
excess. But the significant thing is that Un
people groped their way to the light. More of
them learned to think and work together.
The people's revolution aims at peace and not
at violence, but if the rights of the common
man are attacked, it unleashes the ferocity of
a she-bear who has lost a cub. When the Nazi
psychologists tell their master Hitler that we
in the United States may be able to produce
hundreds of thousands of planes, but that we
have no will to fight, they are only fooling
themselves and him.
The people are on the march toward even full
er freedom than the most fortunate peoples of
the world have hitherto enjoyed. No Nazi coun
ter-revolutionist will stop it. The common man
will smoke the Hitler stooges out into the open
in the United States, in Latin America, and in
Ind^a. He will destroy their influence. No La
vals, no MussoIFnis will be tolerated in a free
(To Be Continued)
Duregard tor Human Life
Hit-and-run driving cases are being report
in fairly large numbers even as America slo\
down its wild drive. While a decrease is e
pected in the number of such cases, there r
mains a dangerous element in our society?tl
utter disregard for human life. There may I
a reason behind many robberies, but there
not the first excuse to support the action of
hit-and-run driver, the cowardly, yellow scou
drel who would run down and often kill ai
leave his victim to his own fate.
In the eyes of fairness and justice, hit-an
run driving should be classed along with tl
four capital crimes.
Improvement It Noted In
Spring drop Of Lam hs
A noted improvement over the
spring crops of lambs sold coopera
tively by Edgecombe County farm
ers in past years was shown recent
ly when 35 out of 109 sold graded
John Wier, Jr., visited friends here
Sunday. ? ?
ADMINISTRATOR S NOTICE
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 power1
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 ofs
record in the public registry of Mar
tin County in Book B-4 at page 145,
viitl deed of trust having been given
lor the purpose of securing certain
nob ?f 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 notrt\ 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 describ
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
"d on the North by the lands of the
late Eliza Moore estate; on the South
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
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, notice 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. 16 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
Land 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
Broad 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
Southwardly along Lot No. 4 to Jane
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 Pme and North Streets In the
Williamston 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
grees West 72 8 feet to Pine Street,
thence North 41 3-4 degrees West
along Pine Street to the beginning
and being Lot No. 19 and being same
land purchased from Williamston
Land and Improvement Company on
th? 241 li of October, 1904, 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 9th, 1941, of
record m Book C-4 at page 121.
This the 28th day of May, 1942.
TOWN OF WILLIAMSTON,
By J. L. Hassell, Mayor.
H I. Coburn, Atty. jn2-4t
Martin Supply Co.
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