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Tuesday, June 16, 1942.
A county minister unleashed a scathing at
tack, a timely one, too, against alcohol in a
recent sermon. The parson pulled no punches,
but he did not go all the way and point out
the weaknesses traceable to everyone, includ
ing the ministers themselves.
The letters "A", "B" and "C" hanging over
the store door on the main streets lie, the min
ister said, challenging any one to take issue
with the declaration. "You can't control alco
hol," the minister averred, meaning that con
trol is possibly only in the elimination of al
cohol. He condemned the capitalists who
through monopoly enrich themselves and
bring misery and want to others. He attacked
the appearance of liquor bottles in the adver
tising pages, and declared that the individual
can eliminate the evil by total abstinence.
The industry boasts about its "clean-up com
mittee," the minister pointed out, adding that
it was about the only business He ever heard"
of that had to have a committee to wash its
own dirtv face.
Too many who could do some tiling" about ihe
problem have been asleep, lying down and
keeping company with the evil. The lawmakers,
those who are motivated by cash profits and
tax reductions, the church members and the re
ligious leaders themselves have remained idle
while the pendulum swung to the extreme in
a great wave that has toppled morals, confi
dence and stability, a wave that is causing deep
concern during these perilous times. The good
forces resigned the fight, in many instances,
and joined the ranks of others who claimed that
alcohol was a curse and yet admitted they were
too weak and feeble to do anything about it.
The alcohol industry, it must be admitted, has
left no stone unturned to promote the traffic.
But at the same time the forces that would
combat it remained idle. Newspaper columns,
opened without charge to the moral forces,
were too often left blank, the leadership in too
many instances admitting that there wasn't
time -to attend to such duties.
There's no defense for the printed or verbal
appeal, but there is a reason why the forces of
evil hold the driver's seat. They are there be
cause individuals themselves have remained
indifferent not only to the liquor traffic, but
also to the lapse in morals as a whole.
Motivated By A Uetire To Help
A young Chinaman, unable to get back to his
native land after completing his education in
an American university, recently completed an
tnipection of secondary roads in this State. His
inspection work brought him to Martin Coun
There's nothing unusual about a foreigner's
visit to this county, but the interest the young
fellow manifested, his eagerness to learn and
the real meaning of his visit were so marked
that his visit was recognized as embracing
something more than a fling at pleasure. The
young man's every question and every ob
servation was motivated not for selfish reasons
but a deep, burning desire to learn something
about roads and impart that knowledge to his
native land thousands of miles away. His per
sonal ambitions, it was apparent, were lost in
the desire to help his country and his fellow
The case is in marked contrast to our way
over here. While that young foreigner was and
is striving to help his fellow-countrymen, over
here we place self before country and fellow
man. We want to know how much we can get
and how little we can give.
Possibly the young man visualized millions
oi his fellow countrymen as they trod the mi
gratory path in front of ruthless invaders. He
the value of good roads, what they
in aiding distribution of food and balk
ing starvation. He did not pay much attention
to the primary roads, for China, he explained,
is not able to build that type of road. He was
interested in the type of road that China can
build and the type of road that will help relieve
the terrible plight of his native land.
Over have we have good roads, but apparent
ly don't appreciate them. We use them to run
dawn our feOowman, damage property and to
What The War l? About
In a recent speech, Vice President Henry A.
Wallace sounded in clear tones just what the
war was all about.
The fourth installment of his address follows:
If we really believe that we are fighting for
a people's peace, all the rest becomes easy. Pro
duction, yes?it will be easy to get production
without either strikes or sabotage; production
with the whole-hearted cooperation between
willing arms and keen brains; enthusiasm, rip,
energy geared to the tempo of keeping at it ev
erlastingly day after day. Hitler knows as well
as those of us who sit in on the War Production
Board meetings that we here in the United
States are winning the battle of production. He
knows that both labor and business in the Unit
ed States are doing a most remarkable job and
that his only hope is to crash through to a com
plete victory some time during the next six
And then there is the task of transportation
to the line of battle by truck, by railroad car, by
ship. We shall joyously deny ourselves so that
our transportation system is improved by at
least 30 per cent. There is going to be some de
nying. You'll hear plenty about it soon.
I need say little about the duty to fight. Some
people declare, and Hitler believes, that the Am
erican people have grown soft in the last gen
eration. Hitler agents continually preach in
South America that we are cowards, unable to
use, like the "brave" German soldiers, the wea
pons of modern war. It is true that American
youth hates war with a holy hatred. But be
cause of that fact and because Hitler and the
German people stand as the very symbol of war,
we shall fight with a tireless enthusiasm until
war and the possibility of war have been re
moved from this planet. We shall cleanse the
plague spot of Europe, which is Hitler's Ger
many, and with it the hell-hole of Asia?Japan.
ine American people nave always had guts
and always will have. You know the story of
bomber pilot Dixon and radioman Gene Aid
rich and ordnanceman Tony Pastula?the story
which Americans will be telling their children
for generations to illustrate man's ability to
master any fate. These men lived for 34 days on
the open sea in a rubber life raft, 8 feet by 4
feet ,with no food but that which they took
from the sea and the air with one pocketknife
and a pistol. And yet they lived it through and
came at last to the beach of an island they did
not know. In spite of their suffering and weak
nessi they stood like men, with nu weapon left
to protect themselves, and no shoes on their feet
or clothes on their backs, and walked in mili
tary file because, they said, "If there were
Japs, we didn't want to be crawling."
The American fighting men, and all the fight
ing men of the United Nations, will need to
summon all their courage during the next few
months. I am convinced that the Summer and
Fall of 1942 will be a time of supreme crisis for
us all. Hitler, like the prize-fighter who real
izes he is on the verge of being knocked out, is
gathering all his remaining forces for one last
We may be sure that Hitler and Japan will
cooperate to do the unexpected?perhaps an at
tack by Japan against Alaska and our North
west coast at a time when German transport
planes will be shuttled across from Dakar to
furnish leadership and sitffening to a German
uprising in Latin America. In any event, the
psychological and sabotage offensive in the
United States and Latin America will be timed
to coincide with, or anticipate by a few weeks,
the height of the military offensive.
We must be especially prepared to stifle the
fifth columnists in the United States who will
try to sabotage not merely our war material
plants, but even infinitely more important, our
minds. We must be prepared for the worst kind
of fifth column work in Latin America, much
of it operating through the agency of govern
ments with which the United States at present
is at peace. When I say this, I recognize that the
peoples, both of Latin America and of the na
tions supporting the agencies through which
the fifth columnists work, are overwhelmingly
on the side of the democracies. We must expect
the offensive against us on the military, pro
paganda and sabotage fronts, both in the Unit
ed States and in Latin America, to reach its
apex some time during the next few months.
The convulsive efforts of the dying madman
will be so great that some of us may be deceiv
ed into thinking that the situation is bad at a
time when it is really getting better. But in the
case of most of us, the events of the next few
months, disturbing though they may be, will
only increase our will to bring about complete
victory in this war of liberation. Prepared in
spirit we cannot be surprised. Psychological
terrorism will fall flat. As we nerve ourselves
for the supreme effort in this hemisphere we
must not forget the sublime heroism of the op
pressed in Europe and Asia, whether it be in
the mountains of Yugoslavia, the factories of
Czechoslovakia and France, the farms of Po
land, Denmark, Holland and Belgium, among
the seamen of Norway, or in the occupied areas
of China and the (jputch East Indies. Every
where the soul of man is letting the tyrant know
that slavery of the body does not end resist
There can be no half measures. North, South,
East, West and Middle-West?the will of the
American people is for complete victory.
No compromise with Satan is possible. We
shall not rest until all the victims under the
Nazi and Japanese yoke are freed. We shall
fight for a complete peace as well as a complete
TEARLS Of GREAT PRICE"
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FIELD MICE CAUSE GREAT
DAMAGE TO CROPS, SHRUBS
Field mice often cause consider
able damage to shrubs, bulb plants
and other ornamentals, as well as
to orchards and field crops, before a
person is aware that such destruc
tion is occurring, says L, C. White
head of N. C. State Cellege. Plants,
shrubs and trees are frequently
completely killed from the girdling
of the roots by the mice.
Mr. Whitehead is district agent
of the Fish and Wildlife Service of
the U. S. Department of Interior.
He works with the Division of Pre
dator and Rodent Control, in coop
eration with the Extension Service
of N. C. State College and four oth
er State institutions.
There are several kinds of field
mice, says the Federal wildlife offi
cial, including the pine mouse and
the meadow mouse. The meadow
mouse has many surface runways in
tall grass. A teaspoonful of grain
bait, or vegetable or apple bait, can
be used as a poison to control this
rodent. It is placed in the surface
tunnels in clumps of tall grass.
The pine mouse is the most de
structive of the rodents attacking
crops and shrubs. This type of ro
dent can be effectively, controlled
by the use of careful poisoning, plac
ed in bait or concentration stations.
Such a bait station or "cover" is
made from three-ply roofing paper
cut into squares.
The squares of roofing paper are
placed under trees, shrubs, or in
the garden where damage is occur
ring. They should be located over
the underground burrows which the
mice have made. If the mice are at
tracted to the station, and have bur
rowed up under the roofing paper,
poisoned grain or poisoned apple or
vegetable should be placed at the
intersections in the burrows.
Mr. Whitehead says further in
formation on the control of field
mice may be obtained from county
farm agents of the Extension Serv
ice, or by writing to him at N. C.
Scrap Keeps Blast
Repeated appeals for more and
larger collections of scrap metals are
now having a telling effect in the
big industrial areas. A government
report issued this week stated that
no blast furnaces had been idle
since the first of June on account of
scrap metal shortages. Three months
ago, twenty big furnaces were idle.
Up until the first of this month, six
furnaces had to "draw" their fires
and wait for scrap metal deliveris
There have been delays in the
dealers' yards in some cases, and
transportation, taxed with business
as-usual and with shipments of gas
oline for pleasure, has retarded op
erations to some extent.
Martin County continues to make
large shipments to the industrial
areas, one dealer loading and ship
ping three cars last week and two
this week of the urgently-needed
Enough steel and rubber go into
a single 27-ton medium tank to
make 24 automobiles.
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 fronr~ 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 stnret, thence along said street to
the beginning, and being the same
land purchased of H. M. Burras by
George and Jane Rice.
Lot No. J: Beginning at the cor
ner of Pine 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
the 24th 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. Catch
er, Trustee, on August 9th, 1941, of
record in Book C-4 at page 121.
This the 28th day of May, 1942.
TOWN OF WILLIAMSTON,
By J. L. Hassell, Mayor.
R. L, Coburn, Atty. jn2-4t
10 CT \ KR,A
a IN 7days
All operators of Combines or
other machines used for thresh*
ing small grain, wheat, oats, rye,
etc., must he licensed in the of
fice of the Register of Deeds be
fore such machines are put in
operation. This is a require
ment of the Federal Govern
ment and applies not only to
commercial operators but to
those operated for private use
J. Sam Getsinger
REGISTER OF DEEDS, MARTIN COUNTY, N. C
YOU'LL FIND AN APPROPRIATE
GIFT AT BELK-TYLER'S STORE
Tailored of Broadcloths,
Stubs and Spuns. Full cut,
in tans, blues and greens.
Better Slack Suits
Tailored of fine quality spuns
and sharkskins. Bines, tans
and treens. All 81zes!
$5.95 ? $6.50
MEN'S SHARKSKIN SLACKS
Novelty Sharkskins and Novelty Spun Slacks.
Well tailored. In tans, blues, greens. All sieeel
Cocoanut straws, rough
straws, novelty braids, fan
cy braids .. in the new snap
brims. Ecru and colors.
MEN'S "Bonaire" DRESS SHIRTS
Fine Broadcloths and lovely new pattern*. All
stubs, woven madras in siaes!
$1.40 3 for $4.50
MEN'S SPORT SLACKS
Men's Slack*, Spun Rayon and Sanforised Poplin*.
Good asKortinent of colore and etylee.
MEN S SPORTS SHIRTS
quality Broadcloth, Novelty Weave and i
?to shirts. Short sleeves. All colors and si
79c ? 98c ? $1.48 ? $1.98
MEN'S DRESS SHOES
In fine leathers,
smart new Brocae
effects. Wlni tips.
Plain toes. In tans
and white and
tans. All sises.
SWIM SUIT For "DAD"
$1.00 ? $1.48 ? $1.98 ? $2.98
Ideal for Summer
and Fother't Day
48c ? $1.00
at IS IN S
Fine QwMty, Fancy
MEN'S ANKLETS Or SOCKS
White and Fancy . . . Both Anklet
and Regular Length . . .
15c ? 25c ? 35c
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