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WTT.I.IAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
W. C. MANNING
Editor ? 1908-1938
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Friday. July JO. 1942.
// We Would Profit Hy The
Experience Of Others
The make-believe rationing systems for tires,
sugar and gas have irritated us no little, and
strange as it may seem so many of us enter
tain the belief that the whole business was in
stituted to take something away rather than
to save something for our own welfare and com
fort and for the protection of the nation.
If we would profit by the experience of oth
ers we would alter our views and change our
ways .recognize the seriousness of the situa
tion facing us and act accordingly in perfect
accord with the real meaning of the program.
Review the events as they have transpired in
England. Some months ago, possibly about 18,
England had made about as much progress with
her rationing system as we have made to date.
In other words if we would know what is in
store for us in the way of rationing eighteen
months from now we can see by turning to
England today. The TacTs~aTe ottered in bold
relief by Captain Oliver Luttelton in a recent
report on Britain's war production. Out of the
thirty-three million people in Britain between
the ages of 14 and 65. twenty-two million?in
cluding nearly six million women?are work
ing m munition and armament factories or in
industry directly connected with the war ef
fort. There are no idlers there. Employment
in war industries in this country is not known
but there are still many unemployed and while
we are making progress we-afe still trailing in
the life-and-death race. Industry not connect
ed with the war effort in England has been re
duced to as low as 10 per cent in most cases,
meaning that Britain is 90 per cent for war and
only 10 per cent for its domestic economy. A
transposed picture would not exactly fit us, but
it would come nearer describing us and our
And if we would profit from the experience
of others when it comes to gas rationing, let us
dwell on the system now in effect in Britain
" Last montn, the automobile operator was al
lowed six gallons of gasoline. This month he
is allowed none, meaning that war wankers ei
ther ride public conveyances, travel on bicycles
or walk. Possibly if the Britishers had suspend
ed their pleasure driving two years ago or even
eighteen months ago, they could at least pro
vide essential travel today. What a wonderful
and timely lesson the report offers for us. Will
we heed it, or will we go on lying and cheat
Another impressive thin gabout the report
is that dealing with food It is a fact that cabi
net members and factory workers get the same
food and clothing rations. Over here our folks"
on relief and the public leeches ride on "X"
cards and a late report declares a woman out
in California, the ex-wife of General MacAr
thur, has two "X" cards. No wonder the gener
al divorced her.
A last word is about taxes. The burden takes
effect when a man earns as much as $450 a year
and it goes on up until it exacts 97.5 cents out
of every dollar.
Something may happen ere another eighteen
months pass, but today we are traveling the
same road Britain traveled, and we are travel
ing it fast. Unless there is a change, and hon
estly none is expected now, we will have over
taken Britain and all her rationing troubles long
before 1943 is spent.
Excess profits we have attacked and stealing
we have deplored, but when it comes to fair
profits we woi^ld go the limit for the man or
corporation and proclaim his rights. Just now
many, including a changing governor, are con
demning the oil companies for raising the price
of gasoline. It is an established fact that the
precious fluid has been coming in here with a
freight bill or enormous size attached. In fact,
the freight has been in excess of the price for
the fluid itself If the oil man has to pay more
freight, then it is only reasonable for him to
add a few cents to the, price But to hear the
governor and some others, the people are be
ing robbed. To tell the truth people can use
less gas, and save more money when gas prices
are high than they can when it is low. As for
North Carolina, why the treasury has more
money than it knows what to do with. Appar
ently Mr J Melvin is irked with someone about
something. But the whole thing smells politi
4 Bit Clownish
Congressman Kerr from over in the second
district surely could not have been ignorant or
conscientious a few days ago that he inform
ed the press that he had made provisions for
tobacco farmers to get ample gas rations. As
the new gas regulations are understood here,
the farmer can get as much gas as he needs,
that he can get supplemental cards without go
ing to his congressman.
It is a, bit clownish for a congressman to tell
his folks back home that he had done some
thing for them when apparently he knew that
it had already been done by somebody else. If
the congressmen would merely explain some
of the laws and regulations instead of swiping
credit to feather their own crowns, there would
be l"?s Hisscntinn in this land today. Unfor
tunately many farmers will ride to market
thinking that Congressman Kerr made it pos
sible for them to get the motive juice.
Demand Burners Be Converted
Those of us who would discount the serious
ness of the gasoline rationing program will do
well to stop and do a little thinking. While we
see no shortage at the moment, authorities have
warned time and again that there is a short
age. A late request coming out of Washington
urges at least 300.000 oil burners in the Atlan
tic States be converted before the fall and win
The problem must be solved now. It will be
too late to act after the cold weather grips the
section and the consumers learn no oil is to
be had. Oil operators will do well to talk the
problem over with their dealers now and act
Our War Effort
"It must not be impeded by the faint of
"iTTrrast not be impeded by those who put
their own selfish interests above the interests
of the nation.
"It must not be impeded by those who per
vert honest criticism into falsification of fact.
"It must not be impeded by self-styled ex
perts either in economics or military problems
who know neither true figures nor geogrophy
"It must not be impeded by a few bogus pa
triots who use the sacred freedom of the press
to echo the sentiments of the propagandists in
Tokyo and Berlin.
"And ,above all, it shall not be imperiled by
the handful of noisy traitors?betrayers of Am
erica and of Christianity itself?would-be dic
tators, who in their hearts and souls have yield
ed to Hitlerism and would have this Republic
do likewise."?Franklin D. Roosevelt.
CHURCH OF THE ADVEN1
6th Sunday after Trinity.
O God, who hast prepared for
those who love thee such good things
as pass man's understanding; pour
into our hearts such love toward
three, that we, loving thee above
all things, may obtain thy promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Church school, 9:45 a m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11 a
The Union service will be held in
the Presbyterian Church at 8:30 on
Sunday night. The Rev. John Hardy
will be the preacher.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship and sermon, 11
a. m. Sermon subject, "Guarding the
Epworth League, 7:30 p. m.
Union evening service will be held
at the Presbyterian church at 8:30
o'clock. Rev. J W. Hardy, rector of
the Episcopal Church, will preach.
Choir practice Wednesday night at
Prayer service Thursday at 8 30
The word "slacker" is an ugly
word. Can Christians afford to be
slackers" in their religious duties
anymore than citizens in the war ef
fort during these perilous times?
Bible school, 9 45 a. m. Lesson
topic: "Adam and Eve: Temptation
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Medita
tion theme: "The Infallible Meth
Training Union, 7:30 p. m. Discus
sion topic: "Stewardship."
Evening worship, 8:30 p. m. Union
service will be held at the Presby
Monday, Y. W. A. and Business
Women's Circle will meet at 8:30 p.
Tuesday. Girls' Auxiliary will
meet at 4 p. m.
Thursday, Prayer and Praise Serv
ive at 8:30 p. m.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sub
ject, "Freedom, False and True."
Young People meet, 7:30 p. m Sub
ject, "Love Thyself Last."
Union evening services with the
Presbyterian church. Rev. John W.
Choir rehearsal Tuesday, 8 p. m.
Prayer service Thursday, 8:ID p.
Rev. John L. Goff begins a series
of evangelistic services in the Con
cord Christian Church on Monday
evening and will continue for a week
or more. Rev. Rufus H. Walker is
A special series of discussions for
the Thursday evening prayer service
is announced. July 16th, "The Incon
venience of Religion." July 23rd,
"Death Has a Date." July 23rd: "One
Woman." A cordial welcome awaits
all who come.
At Pamlico Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mobley visited
at Pamlico last Sunday.
Quality f ood Storei^
TAKE YOUR CHANCE
Coluniul Sueet IN WAR STAMPS"
<: O K N AW Parh
No. 2 can 10c String Beans
2 No. 2 cans 23c
ORANGE JUICE, 46-oz, can 27c
TOMATO JUICE, 24-oz. can 10c
Lynnliaveii Mustard, quart jar . 10c
iMrfie Netr Pack
TOMATOES. No. 2 1-2 can 15c
WAFFLE SYRUP, 5-lb. can 41c
Red Mill Vinegar, quart bottle . lOe
NBC Premium Crackers, lb. pkg. 17e
H hen It Huint ?It Pour?
MORTON'S SALT. 2 pkgs. 17c
MAYONNAISE. 10-oz. jar .lie
FLOUR, 12-lb. bag 65c
LEMONS, 2 dozen 29c
RIB MEAT, pound 20c
LEAN PICNICS, pound ...... 29e
Select CHUCK ROAST lb. .. 29c
Lean All Meat Stew Beef. lb. . . 27c
SMOKED SIDES, pound 25c
COME DOWN EARLY!
SUMMER SILKS ... In Printed Bembergn, Wash
able Shantungs and Broadcloths, Crepe Romaines,
COTTONS ... Ill Powder Puff Muslins, Printed
Voiles, Seersuckers, Chanibrays, Swisses, Eyelets!
Prices slashed for immediate sale . . .
Out tbey go tomorrow at Barguin Prices!
l allies To $12.50.
Values To $10.95.
Values To $9.50.
Values To $8.50.
Values To $7.50.
Values To $5.50.
Values To $3.50.
Values To $2.50.
Sale ? All Ladies9 Hats
REDUCED AS MARKED
Hurry Down Early Saturday
Morning For This Drew Sale!
BRING YOUR HOGS
TO THE NEW
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(Carolina Southern Freight Yard Near Depot)
HIGHEST MARKET PRICES PAID ?CASH!
NO WEIGHING OR BOOKKEEPING FEE CHARGED!
Pricej in Line tcilh Richmond Market Buying Every Duy!
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SMITHFIELD, VIRGINIA. ?
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