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WEUJLAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
W. C. MANNING
Editor ? 1908-1938
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and not individual members of the firm.
Friday, July 17, 1912.
It can hardly be called sacrificing, but sure
ly the Franklin (N. J.) high school seniors did
a commendable act when they forfeited plans
for a trip and turned the $500 over to the Unit
ed Service Organizations.
Too many of us have formulated the belief
that when we alter our individual schedules
and contribute in any way to the war effort we
are doing some honest-to-goodness sacrificing.
No doubt, many have sacrificed, especially in
those cases where young men have surrender
ed their lives. But in most cases back home it
should be considered a privilege and not a sac
rifice to render our individual wants and pleas
ures secondary to the war effort and to the
cause for which many are surrendering their
Man And llif Many SUles
Taking an accurate measure, the Orphans'
Friend in the following shows the many sides
In his spiritual or highest state man is of di
vine origin; literally, he is made in the image
of His Creator. No one should ever fail to hold
this thought 111 mind, for it is his most inspiring
and energizing conception.
But the divine side of man is not always in
manifestation. The opposite is sometimes true,
as a writer in a religious publication reminds
us with dashes of humor and vitrolic comment.
That men show resemblance to various ani
mals when they think and act contrary to the
divine urge, is amply corroborated by the lives
of those who try to expunge from earth the
last vestiges of democracy and liberty.
The comment of the publication referred to
would be amusing except for the fact that the
implications are so tragic. The truth of the
brief sentences are so striking that a laugh is
stopped in its tracks.
Here is how man seems when he functions in
his baser nature (passnm along the quotations!:
"A monkey, when extremely humorous, with
a touch of foolishness.'' It is easy to recall the
type who wants to be known as a funny man
or wit and to what absurdities some will go
"A wolf," continues the character analyst,
"when inclined to tear and destroy." Hitler,
Goebbels, et als, represent this type. Savagery
and ruthlessness are innate with them.
"A calf, when prolonging traits of childhood
beyond their age periods." The man who will
not grow up, and the simpering woman, amply
show the characteristics of this type. Advancing
age, with lessons to be learned and experience
to be gained In every period, is relevant to life
and youth must give way at the proper time.
Age is honorable and necessary to progress.
A bear, when surly or crusty." This fits many
people on blue Mondays or when things go aw
ry. The attitude is by no means pretty and fools
no one into believing that it is one of strength
or good judgment:
"A dog, when passing extreme limits of im
morality." This is a slur on the dog not the dis
solute man. The dog is an animal who is us
ually faithful unto death. He obeys and defends
his master no matter what be the master's good
points or bad ones. A very low man can de
scend to depths impossible to the worst of dogs
because of the differences in knowledge and po
"A worm, when willing to be stepped on by
everybody." Lack of self-respect is degrading.
The Creator thinks enough of a man to bring
him into being and makes laws that will carry
man to the heights. The highest right and hon
or a man can have is the one given him at birtk
?Sonship. The possession of rights presupposes
the right to defend them. Many men are too
scrappy and they should manifest greater hu
mility, but never the abjectness of the human
"A leech, when drawing a dishonest living
from the lives of others." A leech will
Mood to the extent that he can hold it The hu
man leach has the like quality of extracting life
Mood to which he is not entitled. A better com
parison for this parasitic type would be the vam
"A porttyhie, whan ready to wound every
one that comes in touching distance." In oth
er words, the sadist The urge that leads to ty
ing two cats by the tail to see them rend each
other to death; the predilection for disseminat
ing all the unsavory gossip picked up in the
neighborhood; the desire to "get even" for fan
cied wrong?these fit into the picture of the
person of sadistic impulses who puts them in
"A 'possum, when feigning sleep, or ignor
ance of a matter." This is not necessarily a
charge against man or 'possum. It is well at
times not to see too much, hear too much, or
know too much. It is a wise man who knows
when to act in such matters and when to emu
late the marsupial.
"A hound, usually greyhound, when lean and
agile and swift." That is a very commendatory
comparison, but there is a kind of "onery' no
'count, flop-eared hound" that can outsteal a
magpie and can out-howl any other animal. We
find a small percentage of people like this in
all large?and some small?groups, who have
little appreciation of the values of meum te tu
um and who bitterly bemoan their fate when
caught in some discreditable act.
"A tiger when disposed to attack with ve
hemence and defend with fierceness." The ti
ger is natural to the jungle and there law is that
of tooth and slaw. Speed and ferocity are neces
sary to the tiger's business. But the man pos
sessing these traits, unless they are used in
the last-ditch defense of the highest and most
noble conceptions, makes himlike the racka
teer and Hitlerite the worst sort of public en
"A mouse, when listening without pretend
ing to be." Some mighty good folks are caught
in the trap of this description. The attitude is
not necessarily objectionable. There are times
when it is proper and right to listen in on the
passing phases of life, though the man who
reads a letter not addressed to him or sticks
his nose slyly into business that is none of his,
has no justifiction.
There is a lot of meanness, a lot of weak
ness and much of ignorance, in man, taking
him by and large. But he is growing out of these
and into his higher nature. The deficiences can
not be silenced away; it is not good sense to ig
nore or deny them. But accent should always
be given to the other side of man, the side that
will overcome all and perfect him in the long
course of development. It must be recalled that
men everywhere are sacrificing oceans of
"blood, sweat and tears" for an ideal; that men
are daily risking, and sometimes losing, life in
the search for remedies for life's ills; and, if it
were known, that the small and great sacrifices
undergone from day to day outnumber vastly
the crimes small and great. The forces of edu
cating and healing are gaining ground; the for
ces of evil are receding .though they are desper
ately trying to ward off the death blow.
The supreme test involves every man. The
promise of liberty and richer, fuller life is held
bfore him, if he will only valiantly stick to the
fight until totalitarianism is thrown into the
We should not forget that there are no her
renfolk, no race of supermen to dominate all
other races. We should also not forget that
there are no untouchables, no inspeakables on
whom righteousness must vent scorn and ig
It should be remembered, always that men
have the divine in them; that their true inher
ltance is great and noble. It is foolish and dis
astrous to fall into the error of acting other
?4 "Lost Generation"
Another "lost generation" may be growing
up in this section. This is a term generally ap
plied to that group of youths who during the
last great war were too young for military serv
ice and were more or less left to their own de
vices. As a result many got into the habit of
frequenting night spots throughout the sec
tion. They are trying desperately to appear as
"men of the world" and~to lake the place dfTKe"
young men who are in the armed forces.
We have noticed these groups of youths on in
numerable occasions. Frequently a group of
soldiers will be sitting in a cafe, quietly eating
a late 'snack' before going back to their ramp
At a nearby table or booth will be a group com
posed of the budding "lost generation," talking
loudly,and making their presence annoyingly
felt by everyone in the place. Frequently these
youths have 'tasted of the grape' too freely and
are exhibiting the effects.
Ministers throughout the section have real
ized this situation for some time but are at a
loss how to cope with the matter. Many of these
youths begin their wanderings early Saturday
evening and continue until ungodly hows of
Sunday morning. They then sleep until noon
on Sunday, not bothering to go to church, rest
ing up to begin the same round again Sunday
These youths are not the responsibility of
the town or county; they are the responsibility
of their parents. It appears that some of the par
ents of these youths frequently do not know or
seem to care where they are, what they are do
ing, or when they get home.
We hope with all our hearts that the general
laxity in homelife which comes with wartime
conditions does not result in another "lost gen
eration" and subsequent era of practically non
m A Till
"Gandhi proposes to treat the Japanese with
silent contempt We tried that for years and
It doesn't work, brother, it doesn't work." ?
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CHURCH OF THE ADVEN1
7th Sunday after Trinity.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11
It is our honor to have the union
service on Sunday night at 8:30 p.
m. Dr. Burrell will be the preacher.
Church, school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship and sermon, 11
a. m. Subject, "The Year Uzziah
Union evening service at the Epis
copal church at 8:30 p. m. Dr. W. R.
Burrell. pastor of the Baptist church,
Epworth league will meet at 7:30
Thursday evening prayer service,
8:30 p. m
The W.S.C.S. will meet Monday,
4:00 p. m., at the church.
HOLLY SPRINGS METHODIST
The pastor will fill his regular ap
pointment at Holly Springs Sunday
at 4:00 p. m., and celebrate the sac
rament of the Lord's Supper. All the
members, who can attend, are ex
pected to be present, and all others
in the community are cordially in
vited to worship with us.
Regular services at Jamesville
Baptist Church Sunday. This will
he our communion service. It is
hoped that the membership will try
to be present. We invited the church
people in the town to come and wor
ship with us. The .public is invited.
Bible school. 9 45 a m. Lesson
topic: "Cain and Abel: A Contrast."
Morning worship, 11 a m. Medi
tation Theme: "Consolations of
Training Union, 7:30 p. m. Dis
cussion topic: "Making Decisions "
Evening worship, 8:30 p. m. Un
ion service will be held at the Epis
copal Church. Pastor Burrell will
Prayer and praise service, 8:30 p.
A preliminary cotton marketing
quota penalty rate of eight cents a
pound for the 1942-43 marketing year
has just been announced by the U.
S. Department of Agriculture.
To The Editor:
A few weeks ago a meeting was
called by Hugh G. Morton, chairman,
Martin County Civilian Defense, and
W. I Skinner, coordinator, at which
meeting the entire county was in
vited to attend. There were about 50
present, when there should have
been 500 present. On Wednesday
night, July 8th, another meeting was
called and a representative came
down from the U. S. air protection
post from Norfolk to talk to citizens
about the urgent need for civilian
volunteers in manning observation
posts, fire departments, and other
vital points in case of an air attack.
There were about 15 present when
there should have been 500 present.
The men here from Norfolk told us
our Martin County civilian posts
were the worst they had inspected
in three states, namely, North Caro
lina, Virginia and West Virginia.
This is NOT the fault of Mr. Horton,
Mr. Skinner, Mr. J Paul Simpson,
Mr. Hall or any of the others in
command. It is the fault of we aver
age (asleep) citizens. These posts
canhot be manned unless there are
about 500 or more volunteers, and at
present there are about 75. I think
it high time we were waking up to
the fact that it is possible, and high
ly probable, that we will be the first
to get a taste of that bitter medicine
called "bombing" if and when Ger
many or Japan decides to do that
I am reminded of a song I heard
years ago that goes like this:
Some of these mornings about four
This old world's gwin real and rock.
We say "that can't happen to us."
It can happen; it will happen. And
after it hus happened it will be too
late to sign up and try to protect
your home, your town, or your sur
rounding community. One morning
at six o'clock, Pearl Harbor did real
and rock. And from all accounts that
we have, the Generals, Majors, and
others in command, said IT CAN'T
HAPPEN" TO US, evernSIter they
were notified that the planes were
in the air and on their way to give
Pearl Harbor HELL. It did happen
to them, it can happen to us, and un
less we get on our toes so that we
can report any and all kind of hap
penings, it will happen to us.
The Williamston observation post
is manned 24 hours a day by one
man and his wife. A post 3 miles
north from Washington is manned
24 hours a day by one lady and her
daughter. A post six miles south from
Williamston is manned 24 hours a
day by one man and his wife. And
this does not take into account the
several other posts that are scatter
ed throughout the county and man
Milk Deliveries In Vance
Milk deliveries to Vance County
routei has now reached 260 gallons
daily, with the amount expected to
be increased considerably when two
new extensions are added to the es
ned almost entirely single handed.
Yet you and I dt idly by quarreling
about the gas rationing, sugar cards,
or the tire scarcity, and don't seem
to give a dam how soon Tojo sends
his Hell Divers over to kill the last
man, woman, boy and girl in Martin
We were told recently by those in
authority that if civilian defense was
on the job, and reported all planes
they saw to the proper officials, that
if a squadron of enemy planes should,
come into the U. S. they would be
intercepted within 15 minutes, but
under the present loose way that this
is handled, they could fly in, do their
damage, and get out without meet
ing any resistance.
?Lot'u go to the official of civilian
defense and VOLUNTEER. It will
not pay you a cent, but it will insure
us against probable disaster. In Wil
liamston you can go to the old Guar
anty Bank building and register.
Don't bellyache, but instead. Coop
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, July 27, 1942, the follow
ing described tracts of land in the
Town of Williamston. to-wit:
Lot No. 1: Being Lot No. 16 in the
. ,?joining Amy 1
on the Wert fronting Mectt Street
78.8 sad running back to tWa paral
lel lines South 41-48 MM to the
depth of 138 feet, belntthe same
land purchased from Williams ton
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 78 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 Ne. 4, thence
Southwardly along Lot No. 4 to Jane
Rice's beck corner, thence along
Jane Rice's corner about 180 feet to
a street, thence along said street to
the beginning, and being the same
land purchased of H. M. Burras by
George and Jane Rice.
Lot No. 3: Beginning at the cor
ner of Pine and North Streets in the
Williamston Land and Improvement
Company, Moore Held 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 put chased fiurn Williauuton
Land and Improvement Company on
the 24th of October, 1004, and re
corded in Book MMM, page 229, and
also being the same land deeded to
Clarence W. Griffin by B. A. Critch
er. Trustee, on August 9th. 1041, of
record in Book C-4 at page 121.
This the 29th day of June, 1042.
TOWN OF WILLIAMSTON,
By J. L. Hassell, Mayor.
R. L. Coburn. Atty. jy3-4t
^UQUa IMUSS. (MM. SOM MM
We Buy Rubber
WE WILL CONTINUE TO BUY RUBBER AT
lc Per Pound
Don't Forget Thit Week It The Beginning Of The
SCRAP IRON AND STEEL
WE PAY TOP PRICES for all waste materials. We
bought and sold 30,000 pounds of rubber during
the recent campaign.
Williamston Parts and
BRING US WHAT
Left Over From Seed Whether
SHELLED Or UNSHELLED
And We Will Buy Them!
Top Market Price
Quu/iti/ loon Stowi
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Triangle Plain or Self-Riting
Flour 12-lb. bag 51c
Honey Nut OLEO, 1-lb. pkg. ..17c
PURE LARD, 1-lb. pkg. ...... 15c
PURE LARD. 44b. carton ... ,59c
Blackeye Peas, 2 No. 2 cans ... 25c
Grapefruit Juice, 47-oz. can .. .23c
Sunsweet Prunes, 2 Lib. pkgs. . 27c
12-lb. bag 71c
Red Mill Smooth, Creamy
PEANUT BUTTER, lfroz. jar 27c
Seottiseue _3 rolls 23c Soft-Were _3 rolls 25c
Scottowels, roll 10c Holders, each 21e
HAMBURGER, pound 25c
VEAL SHOULDER CUTS, lb. 31c
COLONIAL BACON, pound .. 35c
STRIP BACON, pound 29c