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Friday, June 12, 1942.
Why Gamble If ith .4 Seriout Problem?
Regardless of what 100 or more obstinate
congressmen say and what high authorities do,
the transportation problem facing the farmers
of Martin County and the nation is a serious
one. And the No. 1 puzzle today is why do we
continue to gamble with the problem? After
all is said and done, the fellow who plans his
joy rides, his fishing trips and the non-essential
tours is whacking off just so many miles from
a transportation system that is headed for ser
ious trouble later on. A mile for pleasure means
one less mile for business in the future. When
crape begin to rot on the farms and people in
the cities go hungry, some one is going to ask
why a warning was not issued in due time. Pres
ident Roosevelt only aggravated the problem
recently when he mentioned the possibility of
increasing synthetic rubber production. The
scientists offer little hope of relief, certainly
not before 1945.
One of the most timely and straight-forward
warnings noted so far was issued recently by
?our own Dean I O. Schaub. Certainly a man
who has devoted his life to agriculture and the
welfare of his state would offer no such warn
ing unless it was timely and vitally necessary.
"People may go hungry, and crops may rot
on the farm, if the rural transportation situa
tion is not recognized for what it is?'deadly ser
ious'," the dean said in urging farmers to start
pooling their loads of produce to towns, and sup
plies from town, and do it now!
The dean's warning should be heeded, not
months or even weeks from now, but today.
But, alas, the dean would give up in despair
if he could see the thousands of vehicles trav
eling up and down the roads, their owners-op
erators demanding still another fling at pleas
The Absence Of Justice
Recently a low-salaried worker was; carried
before the eourts for disturbing the peace. The
action of law enforcement officers in the case
is not criticised. They were doing their duty
and they should have done it. But, lo and be
hold, justice is absent in the other places. The
peace is disturbed by others in high stations,
the law is belittled in this act and that act, but
few such cases are ever carried before the
courts. A man of small means is picked up and
placed in the wringer. He is so low in the eco
nomic scale that his voice of protest cannot or
is not heard.
Courts are issuing their ultimatums, calling
for men to go to work or go to jail. It will be
interesting to watch the spots where the law
will strike. Surely, everyone should work in
these perilous times, but will the courts call for
the many and choose the few?
What The War Is About
In a recent speech, Vice President Henry A.
Wallace sounded in clear tones just what the
war was all about.
The third installment of his address follows:
The people in their millennial and revolution
ary march toward manifesting here on earth
the dignity that is in every human soul, hold
their credo the Four Freedoms enunciated by
President Roosevelt in his message to Con
gress on January 6, 1941. These four freedoms
are the very core of the revolution for which
the United Nations have taken their stand. We
who live in the United States may think there
is nothing very revolutionary about freedom of
religion, freedom of expression, and freedom
from the fear of secret police. But when we
begin to think about the significance of free
dom from want for the average man, then we
know that the revolution of the past 150 years
has not been completed, either here in the Unit
ed States or in any other nation in the world.
We know that this revolution cannot stop until
freedom from want has actually been attained.
And now, as we move forward toward real
izing the Four Freedoms of this people's revo
lution, I would like to speak about four duties:
TW duty to produce to the limit.
Xfca duty to transport as rapidly as possible to
The duty to fight with all that is in us.
The duty to build a peace?just, charitable
The fourth duty is that which inspires the
We failed in our job after World War No. 1.
We did not know how to go about it to build
an enduring world-wide peace. We did not
have the nerve to follow through and prevent
Germany from rearming. We did not insist that
she "learn war no more." We did not build a
peace treaty an the fundamental doctrine of
the people's revolution. We did not strive whole
heartedly to create a world where there could
be freedom from want for all the peoples. But
by our very errors we learned much, and after
this war we shall be in position to utilize our
knowledge in building a world which is econom
ically, politically and, I hope, spiritually sound.
Modern science, which is a by-product and
an essential part of the people's revolution, has
made it technologically possible to see that all
of the people of the world get enough to eat.
Half in fun and half seriously, I said the other
day to Madame Litvinoff: "The object of this
war is to make sure that everybody in the world
has the privilege of drinking a quart of milk
a day." She replied: "Yes, even a pint." The
peace must mean a better standard of living
for the common man, not merely in the United
States and England, but also in India, Russia,
China and Latin America?not merely in the
United Nations, but also in Germany and Italy
Some have spoken of the "American Cen
tury". I say that the century on which we are
entering?the century which will come into be
ing after this War?can be and must be the cen
tury of the^common man. Perhaps it will be
America's opportunity to support the freedoms
and duties by which the common man must
live. Everywhere the common man must learn
to build his own industries with his own hands
in a practical fashion. Everywhere the common
man must learn to increase his productivity so
that he and his children can eventually pay to
the world community all that they have re
ceived. No nation will have the God-given right
to exploit other nations. Older nations will have
the privilege to help younger nations get start
ed on the path to industrialization, but there
must be neither military nor economic imper
And modern science must be released from
German slavery. International cartels that serve
American greed and the German will to pow
be subjected to international control for the
common man, as well as being under adequate
control by the respective home governments. In
this way, we can prevent the Germans from
again building a war machine while we sleep.
With international monopoly pools under con
trol, it will be possible for inventions to serve
all the people instead of only the few.
Yes, and when the time of peace comes, the
citizen will again have a duty, the supreme du
ty of sacrificing the lesser interest for the great
er interest of the general welfare. Those who
write the peace must think of the whole world.
There can be no privileged peoples
(To Be Continued)
W hut Ik An American'(
By Ruth Taylor.
As always in a time of national crisis, the
country is waking up to a realization of its "one
ness." The same people who when asked what
they were a few months ago proudly said?"I
am a New Yorker, a California, a Kentuckian"
?now with one voice proclaim, "I am an Am
Hut?what is an American? If it were depen
dent upon birthplace alone, America would col
lapse as an over-heavy structure. If it were a
mere matter of nationality, America would soon
be one with Tyre and Sidon. Were it condition
ed upon race, America would fall as did the
Mongol Empire and all other countries founded
Anyone?no matter of what race, nationality
or color?can be an American. Accident of birth
does not make an American. And an American
by-choice (wrongly called foreign born) is of
tentimes a better citizen than the native born
or American by birth and frequently more con
scious of the importance and value of that cit
To be an American is not just a matter of
declaration?it is a challenge to act. Like al
most all things worth while, being an Ameri
can is not always easy. It means putting aside
prejudice and intolerance. It means living so
that not only has each individual an opportun
ity for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,
but that he concedes freely to every other in
dividual the same privilege. It means fighting
not for one's own child alone but for all chil
dren?being willing to give up for the good of
others?pioneering for progress and prosper
ity for the people as a whole.
If this yardstick were strictly used, we would
perhaps find few individuals able to prove their
Americanism?but it would find the great mass
of people working toward that end.
To be an American is a thing of the spirit. It
has nothing to do with birthplace, race, color
or religious beliefs. It ia a creed in which to be
lieve?a standard by which to live, an ideal
toward which to strive, a faith for which to
die. And it is that spirit animating its citizens
which will make America endure.
There will be no heating by oil next winter
in homes and factories anywhere in Canada.?
Munitions Minister C. D. Howe to Canadian
House of Commons.
WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD
By BERNARD T. HURLEY
Pastor, Methodist Church
The motion picture, "One Foot in
Heaven," graphically describing the
ups and downs and the trials and
triumphs of an itinerant Methodist
preacher, is a most interesting pic
ture. However, one feels after he
has seen it that there is just a little
something lacking' While the preach
er was able to extricate his worldly
feet from the mud by the lifting
power of his celestial foot firmly
planted upon the Rock of Ages, one
feels that it is rather a risky thing
for most mortals. Both feet in heav
en, even while living on earth, is
There are too many "one foot in
heaven" folks in our churches today.
They are the ones that sometimes
give us trouble. One foot is all right.
That foot leads them to the church
services with commendable regular
ity. That foot is as orthodox as St.
Peter. It will not walk in any paths
but the old ones, and will not allow
others to do so. if he can help it But
what about that other foot, that un
sanctified one? It is the one that is
used for putting on brakes. It may
be the pastor wants his church to
go forward, to undertake some new
and worthy enterprise, but it can't
be done. That braking foot slows
down, or stops the whole effort. In
one of my pastorates I had one of
these men. That one foot happened
to affect his pocketbook. He was a
regular church attendant, and I be
lieve he loved his church, but he
loved it as it was and not as it should
be. The plastering was loose and
great patches of it had fallen off. I
brought the matter before the offi
cial board of which he was a mem
ber, but lie would block any move
ment for repairs. One of the ladies
of the church said one day, "I hope
when he comes to church next Sun
day a big bunch of plastering will
fall near enough to him to scare him
so bad that he will see the necessity
of repairs." Surely enough, the very
next Sunday morning as he walk
ed into the church, a large hunk of
plaster fell at his feet and frighten
ed him badly. It is needless to say
that the work was done right away,
and his donation was the largest.
Oftentimes this one foot on earth
business gets the better of that other
foot and affects the heart. He some
times uses that good foot as a cloak
to cover up his meanness. One Sun
day morning the pastor noticed that
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship and sermon, 11
a. m. Sermon subject, The Power
Epworth League, 7:30 p, m.
Evening worship and sermon, 8:30
Prayer and Bible study service,
Thursday, 8:30 p. m.
A hearty welcome is extended to
Members will meet at the church
Friday night at 8:00 o'clock to pray
for a revival.
Services Saturday night.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m.
Services Sunday night at 8:30.
Beginning Monday night, June 15,
Halph R. Johnson, of Goldsboro, will
be here for a revival. Everybody is
cordially invited to attend,
Bible school, all departments, 9:45
Morning worship, 11 ,a. m. Ser
mon subject, "Love Triumphant."
Evening worship, 8:30 p. m. Ser
mon subject, "Wide Open Doors."
Training Union, 7:30 p. m. Sunday.
Senior choir practice, 8 p. m. Wed
Junior choir practice, 8 p. m. Fri
Prayer and study service, 8:30 p.
m. Thursday. Topic for study, "The
Pincy Grove Baptist
Regular services will be held at
the Piney Grove Baptist church on
Saturday and Sunday at 11 o'clock.
All members are urged to attend
and the public is invited.
old brother Jones was mighty rest
less. It was a rainy Sunday, and he
kept looking out the window at the
rain with a troubled look on his face.
The pastor asked one of his mem
bers who knew the old brother well
what was the trouble with the old
gentleman. He replied, "The old man
was afraid that the weather would
clear up. He was hoping that the
rain would continue on throughout
the night and Monday so that the
widow Smith would not be able to
THERE WILL BE A COUNTY-WIDE
CIVILIAN DEFENSE MEETING
And SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTIONS Held At The
Courthouse in Williamston, N. C. on
W ednesday Night
June 17, 1942, at 830 P.M.
At this meeting a Civilian Defense Picture
called "The Warning," will be shown free of
rharge; and Major Dewey Herrin, of the Un
ited States Army, will discuss the program of
Civilian Defense, and also on the program will
be Honorable W. F. Nufer and N. Y. Cham
bliss, from the State Civilian Defense Office,
and Honorable Kemp Battle, of Rocky Mount,
This is important to Martin Connty, and every
ritisen that possibly can is urged to attend.
Hugh G. Horton
Chairman, Martin County Dafanam Council
Farmer's Junk Gives
U. S. Fighting Tools
Newport, Minn.?Harry Stutzman,
a farmer living five miles east of
here, believes in turning plow
shares and old stove lids into fight
ing tools, especially when he can
help the Red Cross at the same time.
come to the courthouse to forestall
his foreclosure proceedings against
her." That one foet of that old broth
er was so deep in the mud that all
the goodness of the other one could
not pull it out.
What we need more than anything
else in our churches is to have mem
bers with both feet in heaven. Di
vided loyalties are a great hindrance
to the advancement of the kingdom
of God. If the church is weak and in
effective it is because too many of
its members are half and half in
with the hare and hound just sim
wit hthe hare and hound just sim
ply won't go in our Christian life.
Jesus Christ is challenging his peo
ple these days to high and holy liv
ing and consecrated service. Let's
have both feet planted upon the
eternal truth of God's Word. This
is our duty. This is our privilege.
Recently, hexrtng flat tfiKTe 4ns
an urgent need for Junk lineal. Statz
man picked up the acrap iron aroand
his farm?worn out machinery, an
old stove, and the like?and sold the
2,400 pounds for $12. He added $100
more of his own money and sent a
check to the Red Cross.
North Carolina. Martin County.
Having qualified as administratrix
of the estate of David T. Griffin, de
ceased, late of Martin County, Rorth
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 2<th 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-?t
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Three year* ago the North Carolina bear industry k
"Clean Up or Close Up" drive, to help preserve beer'*
fits to the state.
Resolution really works! 205 retail beer outlet* ? only*"Thandful out of
the thousands of wholesome, lawabidini places inspected?failed to deaa
up after our warning- They were closed up!
The bear industry , which works with your law officers through this Oesn
mittcc, here renews its Dledge to keep the retail sale of beer up to North
Carolina's high standards.
YOU CAN HEl.PI Buy your baer only in reputable, dceent places.
Report any violations of the law- to your local officers or to this Committee.
For Victory?Boy ft'or Bondi ond Stomp $
EDGAR H. BAIN,State Director 813 817 CmnnkSI IUf.Utf.II.
Full of Vitamins ? Healthful
Juice No. 2 can 15c
VEGETABLES, 2 No. 2 cane ... 15c
PORK & BEANS, 3 No. 1 cane 17c
Absolutely Pure, Home-Made
Duke's Mayonnaise, 16-oz. jar . 31c
American CHEESE, lb 29c
Pillebury FLOUR, 12-lb. bag . 67c
With Rationing Card$
1-lb. pkg. 17c
SMOKED PICNICS, lb
SyCED BACON, lb
RIB MEAT, pound
STRING BEANS, pound ...
NEW POTATOES, 10 lbs. .