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Friday, June 26. 1942.
Plan Von For The Future
It is conservatively estimated that nearly*
$400,000 will have been spent for alcoholic
beverages in this county by the last of this year.
Forgetting the moral issues involved for the
present, one can find much to think about from
the practical standpoint.
The United States government has not made
a more urgent appeal to the people than the
one urging them to save, to invest in war
stamps and bonds. It is true that the money so
invested will be used immediately for prose
cuting the war. but it is also equally true that
the government is looking ahead and antici
pating the needs of the people a few years
hence. Every dollar saved now will be avail
able in time of need later It has been the pol
icy of the administration to come to the aid
of those in need during past years. There was
no other way out. But there is a way out now
and we must plan today for tomorrow The
man who squanders his money today should
be told that there'll be no relief and little mer
cy shown him when adversity strikes tomor
row. ' ~ ~ ~~
Some say it will be a job to record the names
of all purchasers, that such action would jeo
pardize one's freedom It will be a job to han
dle such an undertaking, all right, but it will
be far easier to do that than it will be for a
bankrupt country to have to accept the squan
derers as relief subjects in the years that lie
Those who strive to earn their way and meet
their obligations have been patient with the
relief programs in recent years, because they
realized that the recipients were victims of a
cruel world in many instances. But when they
see the names of countless squanderers on the
relief rolls in the future they can be expected
to rebel. And to tell the truth there is little in
centive for one to sacrifice and save just to be
taxed later on to help relieve those who squan
der and throw away now
There are exceptions, of course, and no one
can conscientiously object to accepting his fair
share of the burden to take care of those ex
ceptions. but free him of all unnecessary burden
in the future by warning and urging the
squanderers to prepare for the proverbial rainy
day. There's going to be a day of reckoning
sooner or later and the best time to prepare for
that day .is now. And we can do much in the
way of preparation other than diverting our
money from liquor purchases to the purchase
of waf stamps and bonds. It may be difficult
to do, but we can pare our living costs, cut out
the non-essentials and eliminate our claims to
fancy whims and desires. It will be far easier to
battle the cub now than it will be to tackle the
big ole bear later on.
Walking In The Slept Of France
Despite the claims by a hostile press that la
bor caused the downfall of France, the real
facts are that France bowed down in debauch- I
ery and was caught in its weakness It would
seem that we are trodding the same road trav
eled by a once proud French people. They
squandered their money and cheered when
moral bars were lowered and decency was
thrown to the four winds.
One doesn't have to go out of Martin County
to witness a dangerous trend that is fast sweep
ing us off our feet, unconsciously perhaps. Just
look around and examine the facts. The legal
liquor, beer and wine sales in this county last
January, February and March, it is conserva
tively estimated, exceeded one hundred thous
and dollars. That amount was spent when the
government of tfie United States was pleading
with everyone to buy stamps and war bonds.
We were asked to support our own blood and
kin in the war, but we preferred to squander
money than we diverted to the war ef
fort, to education and to religion.
Turn to the courts and gasp at the increas
ing demand for a suck at the public teat. More
illegitimate brats and the offspring of divor
cees are knocking at the relief door than will
die from natural causes and from the war com
Tfce modern march is so rapid that these and
?fanliar happenings escape public notice, but
?? * ?
few weeks pass but what a deserted wife and
mother goes to the courthouse urging the law
or the welfare board to intervene in her behalf.
Just a few days ago a deserted mother with two ?
small children appealed to the courts for re
lief. The husband a few years ago divorced his
first wife and left several children. After bear
ing him a child, the second wife was dumped on
the world to bear his second child. The husband
had returned to his first wife.
Such cases, to be sure, are not so numerous,
but their number is growing, the liquor sales
are increasing, and public indifference is
mounting. With this morbid foundation we are
moving into a crisis, possibly one of the great
est ever know in all history. The question is,
will our stamina and moral courage stand the
test, or will we cave in as France did and bow
down in slavery, swamped in our own degreda
Patriotic W indbag*
The war has produced its slackers, its quis,-. |
ling:i. it!) deserters and its heroes, hut large
scale production has been centered on patriotic
windbags. The first to boast how willing they
are to work and do for the war effort, these pa
triotic souls are the first to be seen under the
pleasure car steering wheel with the ingrained
gall to demand a supplementary gas card for
"business." They are not seen in the sewing
rooms. They pledge to buy war savings stamps
and bonds, but they just don't get around to
that important task. But they are seen crowd
ing into the amusement houses, buying many
things they could do without and doing many
things they could well leave undone
It is still a free country, and criticism should
be slow, but deliver us from those who boast
about what they are willing to do and who nev
er get around to doing it.
lyuok lp At The Star?
By Ruth Taylor.
"When it is dark enough, you can see the
Do you feel downcast and disheartened? Do
you feel that there is no ray of light on your
horizon? That all is gloom, that the war and
its attendant evils are too much to bear ? that
ahead there is nothing?
"When it is dark enough, you can see the
Look around you. The lads you knew have
gone tp war. Careless and thoughtless, you call
ed them?but when their hour came thev went
with shoulders squared to courage and a gay
tilt to their chins. They gave up cherished am
bitions and went to face hardships, change, pri
vations, even death. They are stars in the sky
of your community.
Look around you. See how your neighbors
have accepted the restrictions of war, uncom
plaining and cheerful. Notice how gladly they
do without those things which they thought
were necessities: the housewife learning to
make do, buying carefully and spending little;
the business man re-regulating his business in
order to do his part; the man who works with
his hands, putting aside his hard-won long
sought standards of living, to speed produc
tion; the farmer, keeping everlastingly at back
breaking toil to raise the food for Victory. Here
are real stars in your sky!
Look around you. See how unified your com
munity is today. Notice the new sense of being
an active partner that has come over hither
to pre-occupied citizens: how your fellow towns
men are joining in Civilian Defense, backing
the U. S. O. and the War Bond Drives, giving of
themselves as well as of money. Here are stars
in your sky.
Look around you. See the courage in time of
trouble, the fellowship of sorrow, the brother
hood of disaster. Everywhere there is evidence
of a growing selflessness, of greater neighbor
liness, an impatience with selfishness, a striv
ing for the right. There are imperishable stars
in your sky.
"When it is dark enough, you can see the
stars." Look up and rejoice!
You are today where your thoughts have
brought you; you will be tomorrow where your
thoughts take you. You cannot escape the re
sult of your thoughts, hut ynn ran endure and
learn, can accept and be glad. You will real
ize the vision (not the idle wish) of your heart,
be it base or beautiful, or a mixture of both,
for you will always gravitate towards that
which you, secretly, most love. Into your hands
will be placed the exact result of your thoughts;
you will receive that which you earn; no more,
no less. Whatever your present environment
may be. you will fail, remain, or rise with your
thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will be
come as small as your controlling desire; as
great as your dominant aspiration.?Selected.
The Sacred Pledge
News and Observer.
Every day some fresh reason appears to jus
tify the sacred pledge of the Democratic party,
and seconded by the Republican party, for a
nine months school lor every child in the state.
The Shelby Star says the state of North Caro
lina spends $22.62 every year on each public
school pupil. It spends $255 a year to maintain
each mile of highway, and $240.76 a year to sup
port and supervise each convict.
If Europe is Bolahevized after the war, it
won't be due to the Soviets, but to mistakes of
our own.?Harvard Professor Samuel Cross.
THE BEAST OF LIDICE
Perish . . . .
By BERNARD T. HURLEY
Pastor, Methodist Church
Whenever any great public calam
ity happens, there are never want
uig some persons who are always
ready to point out the special sin
which has provoked it. They assume
the role of interpreters of Divine
Providence, and usually their inter
pretations are colored by their pri
vate prejudices and theories, and,
therefore, contradictory. Further
more, they are always careful to ex
clude themselves from the opera
lion of vengeance on the grounds of
superiority. Tins doubtless was the
ease with that group who related to
Jesus the story of a terrible atrocity
that happened to some Galileans
worshipping in the Temple, "whose
blood Pilate had mingled with their
It is not recorded that they pass
ed?judgments on these unfortunate
and inferior Galileans, or that they
vocalized any opinions concerning
the cause of the tragedy However it
is to be assumed from the question J
that Jesus immediately asked that
he knew the thoughts they had in
mind and their reason for reporting
this story to him. It is quite evident
that they wanted Jesus to agree with
them that God had visited his
wrath upon them because of their
sins. "Do you suppose," asked Jesus.
that these Galileans suffered these
things because they were greater
sinners than all the rest of them?"
And here Jesus makes a startling
statement of truth. "I tell you, no;,
unless you repent you will all per
ish likewise" And he went on to
I th? rn another question about the
eighteen men who were killed by the
falling of the tower of Siloam in
Jerusalem: "Do you think they were
the worst sinners in all Jerusalem?
I tell you, no, and unless you repent
you will all perish as they did."
Jesus uncovered their own sins,
and leaves them facing their own
guilt These who were sitting in
judgment upon others were brought
suddenly to judgment on account of
their own sins.
Maxwell Anderson, in the play,
Key Largo," makes one of his char
acters say: "This thing was on my
chest, and I hud to get it off. Some
thing broke inside me, my nerves
maybe. I was willing to eat dirt and
be damned. I ate dirt and am damn
ed." The whole world stands before
the judgment seat of God today. It
has eaten dirt. It cannot stand it
much longer. The world has sinned.
Hence, this orgy of blood and tears.
The Axis powers are not the only
sinners. To be sure they have sin
ned. They have been the aggressors.
They precipitated this terrible ca
lamity upon unsuspecting and un
? prepared nations. But ure the dem
ocracies without sin? Jesus doubtless
would say to them: "No, except ye
repent, ye shall likewise perish " To
a great extent Jesus has been polite
ly bowed out of our lives. We have
refused His cross, and have failed
to shafce with him the burdens of a
needy world. We have given our
selves to the passion for power, for
profits, and for pleasure. We have
banished the Idea of hell from our
minds?punishment for our wrong
doings?and in so doing we have
turned our earth into a veritable hell
and now we are frantically trying to
banish it from the earth. This can
not be done effectively and perma
nently until we first repent of our
own sins and enthrone Christ in our
CiniRCH OF THE ADVEN1
The 4th Sunday after Trinity
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11
ST. MARTIN'S, Hamilton
Evening prayer and sermon, 6 p.
Piney Grove Baptist
There will be services at Piney
Grove Baptist Church Sunday eve
ning at 8:30 o'clock. We shall begin
our Bible study of the book of John.
It is very needful that we study
God's Word at all times, but espec
ially now in these dark days, when
?u many people lire wondering what
is just ahead. We should do as Dav
id did, make it a lamp unto our feet
and a light to our path, that we may
pass over safely. So come to the serv
ice. There will be a book for you.
Regular services will be held at
Riddick's Grove Baptist Church on
Sunday evening at 3:00 o'clock. It is
hoped that the membership will be
present, and the public is invited.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sub
ject, "The Cure for Fear."
Young People's meeting, 7:30 p.
m. Subject, "Summer Sundays."
Evening service, 8:30 p m. Sub
Choir rehearsal Tuesday, 8:30 p.
Mid-week service Thursday, 8:15
p. m Subject, "The Will of God for
hearts as Saviour and Lord.
Sin cannot be justified on the
grounds of human frailty, nor can
we excuse ourselves because of the
dual nature that is within us. This
dual nature is honestly expressed
in the words of "Tommy Atkins":
"Our Padre he says I'm a sinner,
John Bull he says I'm a saint;
But they're both bound to be
For I'm neither of 'em, I ain't.
I am a man, and a man's a mixture
Part of him came from heaven,
And a part of him came from the
The whole trouble is we have al
lowed that part of us that came from
the earth to get the upper hand. We
have allowed the tiger to take the
place of the dove.
Furthermore, we try to justify the
violations of the moral law on the
grounds of expediency or palliate
our wrong doings on the flimsy ex
cuse we hear so often, "Everybody is
doing it" "How can a man be a
Christian in such a world?" was the
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship and sermon, 11
a. m. Subject, "Our Youth."
Epworth League, 7:30 p. m.
Evening service, 8:30 p. m.
Thursday evening prayer service,
8:30 p. m.
Attendance upon the public serv
ices of the church is not only an ob
libation entered into when one
took the solemn vows at the altar
when uniting with the church, but
it is a great privilege to be enjoyed.
What a glorious thing it would be to
see the people thronging the churches
once again. Why not start the church
going movement Sunday morning?
During the months of July and
August the churches will unite in
the evening services. The first union
evening service will be held at the
thing during the depression. His
master passion was money making.
God was only incidental in his life.
He had built his house on the sand,
and when the storm came, it fell.
Thnc It ii? i 11 hi! In individuals and in.
tions who ignore God and his moral
Repentance and faith toward God
are essential to both individual and
national salvation. God will hear the
cries of his people when they cry
unto him from the depths of broken
and penitent hearts. Victory over
our national enemies by superiority
of materials for war, sheer force, and
grim determination of a free people
is possible. But such a victory would
not bring about a lasting peace. Let
us not forget that we must repent
or perish. "Except ye repent, jre
shall all likewise perish." Luke 13:5.
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Sugar - Saving Tips ...
In home bukiiig, delightful rakes, rookies anil other good things can be made by using sweeteners
other than sugar. Molasses, sorghum, honey, light and dark corn syrup and maple syrup are avail
able and are excellent substitutes. All of these sweeteners contain some water since they are in
liquid or "syrupy" form. Therefore a few changes must be made when these are used. Cut out
these rules and paste them in your recipe books
1?Neyer substitute other sweetener* for all sugar
in baking recipes. Equal parts of sugar and
other sweeteners giye excellent results. One
fourth sugar and three-fourths other sweeten
er giyes good results.
2?When using molasses or sorghum, reduce liquid
one-fourth cup for each cup of molasses or sor
ghum used. Allow one-half teaspoon of bak
ing soda for each cup of molasses or sorghum.
3?When using honey. reduce liquid one-fourth
cup for each cup of honey used. Use slightly
lower oven temperature to prevent over
4?When using corn syrup, reduce liquid one
fourth cup for each cup of corn syrup used.
Light corn syrup Is better for light cakes,
breads and cookies. Dark corn syrup Is good
In spice and other dark cookies, cakes, breads.
AND FOR ALL BAKING ALWAYS USE . . .
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