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Tuesday. July 14. 1942.
Commrrcializinfi .4 Tragedy
Apparently there is no end to which greedy
men will go in promoting sensationalism and
snatching a few extra dollars
Writing in a trashy detective magazine, H. G.
Winstead recently sensationalized the cruel
murder of Thomas Holliday, the young Rober
sonville filling station attendant who was found
mortally injured in the Carosa filling station
six years ago. Appearing under the title, "To
bacco Road Murder," the bragging account of
the tragedy, devoid of any possible news value,
apparently was conceived for only two purposes
and is offered to a sensation-seeking group on
a national scale. The author, believed to be an
officer of the law, had his mind on a little ex
tra profit and the other, chargeable to the mag
azine, was to feed the minds of young and old
with hair-raising facts even though those facts
were based on human tragedy
It is baffling to nnderstandwhy" an intelligent
people will fall for such distorted reading ma
terial, why they don't dig into the glowing facts
of history with the hope of learning something
that may help guide and direct their lives along
the most advantageous channels.
As for the author of the story, it would seem
about time for him to be kicked out of respect
able law enforcement offices, and left in the
gutter where he could ply his sickening trade
separate and apart from the law. The maga
' zine should be burned and burned in such prox
imity as to blister the publishers.
It is disgusting and sickening to see men turn
to tragedies, and after the fashion of a bragga
docio distort the facts and commercialize on
the sorrow and grief of those left behind.
It is gratifying to know that none of the offi
cers in this county had nothing to do with the
story even though their pictures appear in the
trashy journal to be gazed upon by sensation
seekers from coast to coast. Under what ar
rangement the account of the brutal murder
and the over-rated work of a small-time finger
print man appeared in the pamphlet is not
known, but in the eyes of man the action is con
sidered good grounds for a law suit. When pic
lic by 15-cent journalism just to feed sensations
to an unsuspecting people it is about time to
question the freedom of the press.
Of all the bad news that has come from the
battle fronts and of all the bitter disappoint
ments the world has had to chronicle, the trek
of General Stilwell from Burma to Delhi to
Chungking offers possibly the greatest disap
pointment of all. Weary and downcast, the Am
erican officer and his staff traveled in an old
rickety car from defeat in Burma to Delhi to
find the Allied officers riding around in big
automobiles with flags flying, enjoying their
highballs and gay social life. The general and
his staff, steering clear of strong drink, push
ed on into war-torn China.
No one knows how the general felt when he
reached Delhi and saw the gay life there after
seeing hell on the Burma battlefields, but it
must have disgusted him to the bone.
It is admitted that Washington has a diffi
cult problem, but after following the acts and
antics of congressmen, department heads and
others there one can't help but believe that life
is not taken seriously, that there is too much
effort wasted in the wrong direction by the
leadership while young men are sacrificing
Louis Lochner says "the German people are
praying for delivery from the most un-German
German that ever held sway over them." But
having lost their democracy, Germans are fad
ing they've lost their free delivery system.?Ex
Our Bob has dissolved his Vindicators; but it's
going to take far more than that to vindicate
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DO THEY STILL THINK THEY CAN DO BUSINESS WITH HITLER?
-he wants ter know.
Ef a feller that aint never had nu
thin but a ox-cyart and his own feet
to hoof a-round on Was to git lifted
to a A-cyard and a flivver, wouldnt
he think he was a-ridin sum?
But ef him thats bin boundin bout
with Packards and X-cyards was
pulled down to ther A-class, wouldnt
he feel lak hes bin burled in ther
mire of perdition?
Aint you alius a-hearin bout ther
"average" Amerikin liver? How fer
we air above ther other countrys,
on ther "average"? Bout ther Amer
ikin "average" incum? And ther Am
erikin "average" wave? And ther
Amerikin "average" wealth?
Now what in ther heck has ther
"average got to do with them thats
down and out, and aint had no feed
for a fortnight? Or on ther other
hand, them thats full-up with
I read a-article tuther day, bout
all ther glories of all them "aver
ages" and ther ar-tickle was pictur
ed all up fine with a young lady a
settin on a suit case at a station,
waitin fer a bus or sumthin to take
her on a joy-trip fer her va-cation.
Ther picture looked lak she mout
a-had on about 25$ wuth of duds.
Her imetation leather hand bag mout
a-had 25$ of fulls and briefs. And her
smile looked lak she hadnt missed
no meals lately, and that she hadnt
lost her job. And it was a purty
good show-off fer ther "average."
And I set thar and looked at that
pictur of the "average" Amerikin li
ver, and wondered how many mil
lions thar air that aint never reach
ed no "average" that would feel lak
thay had bin lifted up to a earthly
heaven ef thay was put in her place
And then 1 thought, what a hull of?
a-calamity sum other folks would
think had struck 'em, ef thay was
let-down to her "average"?
Men Of Fort Bragg
In Excellent Health
Fort Bragg?Men of Fort Bragg
are in excellent health, reports from
the office of Brigadier General Hen-1
ry C. Coburn, Jr., Post Surgeon, re
The health record of this large
Army post is exceptional in view of
the fact that Fort Bragg has a large;
number ~oT new men coming from :
every section of the country and
from all types of environments. |
The preventative medicine pro
gram of the Medical Department of
the United States Army is the key
to the good health of Fort Bragg sol
diers. When a man first enters the
Army for induction he is given a
rigid physical examination and is
inoculated against a number of dis
eases, including smallpox and ty
phoid. While in the Army his every
ache and pain gets prompt and skill
ful attention under the direction of
the Post Surgeon's office.
Actually, a soldier of the United
States Army gets more medical at
tention than he did before entering
State College Hints
For Farm Homes
By RUTH CURRENT
State Home DemoaetraUoa Agent
Instead of a vacation away from
home this summer, why not plan to
be satisfied and happy at home with
neighbors and friends? It's fun for
both old and young to have suppers
in the backyard, using home-grown
vegetables and meats, and make a
big freezer of ice cream. Or, perhaps
your war-time "Vacation" might be
Shortage of Grade A
Milk Faced In State
A shortage of Grade A milk for
use by Army camps and civilians in
North Carolina is predicted for the
near future by John A. Arey, Exten
sion dairyman of N. C. State Col
lege. He makes a patriotic plea to
all dairymen to feed liberally and
obtain the maximum production
from every cow.
During the past winter and spring
approximately 7,500 gallons of milk
were delivered daily to Army camps
within the State, Arey stated. This
demand will be increased by 4,000
to 5,000 gallons of milk daily when
new training centers for the fight
ing forces of the Nation are opened
during the next few months.
"Local dairies have so far been
able to supply both camp and civil
ian demand for fluid milk," reported
the extension worker, "but it will
be difficult for them to meet an in
creased demand. To do so will re
quire maximum production from all
available herds located within the
area from which milk can be collect
"Good production requires liber
al feeding," he continued, "and that
means every dairyman must produce
this summer all the hay and silage
his herd will need next winter. Am
ple roughage production is doubly
important in view of indications that
grain feed prices will be higher in
the fall and winter."
Hay-making is one of the next har
emphasized the importance of cut
ting hay at the proper time to get
the most tonnage and the maximum
feeding value. Alfalfa should be cut
when one-tenth to one-fourth in
bloom; lespedeza, when the crop is
about one-half in bloom; and soy
beans, from bloom to when the seed
are beginning to form.
SampBon County Tobacco
Crop la Looking Good
Hie Sampson County tobacco crop
is good, and proper weather condi
tions during the next few weeks will
assure excellent curings, says J. P.
Stovall, assistant farm agent
the Army. In this way, minor ail
ments are prevented from develop
ing into serious illness and epidem
ics are avoided. There have been no
epidemics at Fort Bragg in the past
Although Army physical standards
have been modified, the Host Sur
geon's staff has found the incidence
of disease remains unaffected.
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? fishing trip to the near-by creek
with a box lunch.
For an old-fashioned get-togeth
er, pack surprise box lunches with
a variety of sandwiches and fill pa
per cubs to the brim with several
kinds of salad. Include fresh fruit
and homemade cookies made of mo
lasses or honey and nuts.
Try a slice of bacon, a thick slice
of tomato and onions, and cook on a
stick over a bed of coals.
For liquid refreshments, have
pitchers of iae cold lemonade sweet
ened with white corn sirup or stick
candy instead of sugar. Don't use
Use enriched breed for i
?some white and i
Enriched bread combined with many
type* ol fillings from vegetables or
sweet fruit is good. Nothing is bet
ter than homemade cottage cheese
and it is easy to make.
Know your neighbors. Call on
them to meet together, in your home
to exchange information. This
friendly asaociaiton, this neighbor
liness, will create courage and con
fidence?the morale so necessary for
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$2.95 now $2.37
$3.48 now $2.59
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