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Friday, July 31, 1942.
Work For A Balanced Economy
While a balanced economy in this uncertain
period is beyond all hope, much can be accom
plished by working for an improved economy.
Those who are sharing freely in the wealth
of the land now should lay something aside for
the proverbial rainy day, for the man who
squanders all today cannot, in the eyes of that
which is fair and just, demand succor and re
lief when adversity comes tomorrow.
The man who is satisfied with a mere relief
pittance and refuses to accept a job that is beg
ging for him now is working against a balanc
ed economy. In addition to inviting condemna
tion, he is courting want and possibly poverty
later on. The indifference to poverty and want
and the apparent refusal to even try and do
something about it back in the early thirties
paved the way for vast relief appropriations
and subsidies in the following years. Those who
have been favored and are being favored now
Should realize that their indifference to pies
ent conditions may bring trouble down upon
themselves in time to come. If they take ad
vantage of their opportunities now and fail,
they may gain a receptive ear in the future
should times of stress present themselves. If
they refuse to act in their own behalf when
they are able to do so, then their cries may go
It is certain that our economic system has
been thrown out of adjustment in some cases,
that possibly quite a few persons are experienc
ing hardships and limited opportunities at the
best, but despite the mal-adjustment there is
now no need for increased relief budgets,
wholesale subsidies and a back-breaking im
provement program that could certainly await
the end of the war. If the government is trying
to carry on too much or if the recipients are
not willing to accept some part of the burden
now, either one or both may come to regret the
error of his ways.
It behooves the everyone of us as individuals
or groups to work hard for a balanced econo
my. To settle down to real business and cut
out the frivolities may have some effect in
possibly quite a few cases, but to continue on
our present course is to invite chaos later.
Entering A Second I'hate
Production for the war effort is entering its
second phase in this country, and as it prog
resses toward that goal an increasing effort on
the part of everyone must accompany the
march, maintaining a safe lead that the war
wheels may continue to turn without interrup
Drives for scrap materials have been con
ducted throughout the nation possibly more
extensively in some sections than in others. For
the most part the early collections of scrap were
used to erect mills and factories and greatly
increase production capacities. The expansion
program constituted the first phase of this na
tion's war production program. All that was
necessary, but the test is coming in the second
phase of the production program or in the act
ual production of guns, ammunition, supplies
and materials for the war effort. If we had to
scour the country for enough scrap to handle
the first phase of the production program, it
should be clear to everyone now that the scour
ing process will have to be repeated with more
pep and vigor than ever before. If the nation's
steel furnaces are to keep burning full blast
during the next twelve months, 750,000 carloads
of scrap must be gathered here and there and.
everywhere and delivered to the mills without
The second phase of the war production pro
gram is on. We as individuals back home must
support it, and an appeal to Martin County peo
ple is being issued, urging them to make ready
for the continued collection of scrap metals.
A r rid flit* Claim Shocking Toll
"Killed, not in action: 102,000." Under that
startling headline the latest issue of the New
York "Times" Magazine, presents shocking facts
compiled by William A. Irvin, chairman, War
Production Fund to Conserve Manpower.
Last year accidents killed 102,500, more than
twice the number of American soldiers killed
in France during the first World War; left
250.000 persons permanently disabled and in
flicted minor injuries on 9,000,000 more.
Mr. Irvin asks how such an appalling situa
tion may be met and replies:
"Some of the big war plants have increased
the scope of their safety programs to keep pace
with new conditions, but with many of them
production operations have outdistanced safe
ty measures. Moreover, most of the smaller
plants have little or no safety as we know it."
Finally, Mr. Irvin insists that "only one plant
out of every eight has a proper safety program."
It wasn't so long ago that the "Times" and
other big dailies were screaming about the loss
in war production caused by strikes. But acci
dents in 1941, according to Mr. Irvin, "cost pro
duction 480,000,000 man-days of labor time."
By comparison, time lost during the same per
iod because of strikes was a mere drop in the
We arc not arguing in favor of strikes. Or
ganized labor has decreed that in wartimes the
strike weapon shall not be used except in the
most extreme cases. The National War Labor
Board declares that, in proportion to the vast
ly increased employment in war industries,
man-day losses in such industries because of
strikes are running about one-fifteenth of last
We feel we are justified in emphasizing that
while labor unions have sacrificed many of
their hard-won rights in order to win the war,
"only one plant out of every egiht" has an ade
quate safety program, and that a failure to
adopt such a program is hampering our war
effort at least ten times as much as all the
strikes of the last two years.
Not All Bail
While it may not all be good, surely it is not'
all bad that comes out of the labor ranks, or
even out of capital and management. The story
is not heralded in the press along with the bad,
but the USO acknowledges the gift of $19,017
from the United Mine Workers in a small Ken
Maybe it has been a common error to point
out all the bad things and mention not the good
things done by labor, capital and even crimi
Fatal accidents, traceable to slick or worn
tires, are increasing. This does not mean that
the total number of accidents has or is increas
ing; it means that people are risking their lives
by driving on slick tires. The condition has
been described as alarming, first because the
number of accidents traceable to that cause is
increasing, and second because some people
value travel and speed more than they do hu
How To Live
In a World
By REV. Z. T. PIEPHOFF
Pastor, Presbyterian Church
We are living in a time that is try
ing men's souls. In a world of uncer
tainty, of acute hardships, of delu
sions, and suffering our ability to
live happily is being severely test
Men are today fronting the ques
tion?"Is it possible to live happily
in a world like ours?", and if so?
Napoleon once said, "Men grow
old quickly on the battlefield."
Charles Lamb said, "Our spirits of
ten grow grey before our hairs."
All of which means that if we
want to be happy we must stay
young. Young in spirit if not in
years. We must not lose the romance
of living. When lost the romance of
living cannot tie restored By simply
going places and seeing things. To
resort \to please and good times is
restore the rest of simply being alive
is putting the cart before the horse.
Pleasures, sensations, thrills are the
natural results of and not the cause
of the romance of happiness.
You can live happily in this world
of ours, if you will only take time to
We're in too big a hurry these
days. The green light psychology of
life has gotten us down. Our hurried
way of life has given many of us
cases of nerves, high blood pressure,
and heart ailments.
A group of Americans were mak
ing their way through Africa. At the
seaport they employed a group of
natives to accompany them, telling
them that they were in a great hur
ry. The first day they went at a rap
id pace through the jungle. The sec
ond day they went even faster. The
third day as they prepared to get
an early start they found the natives
resting under the trees. In bewilder
ment the Americans asked the na
tives why they weren't ready to trav
el and the natives answered, "To
day we will spend in resting, in or
der that Our souls may catch up
with our bodies."
"Man cannot live by bread alone."
We do not live to work, we work to
live. Surely God does not intend for
us to wear out our nervous systems,
and starve our souls, by being in
such a hurry all the time.
Don't be in such a hurry ? take
time to live?and life will be hap
You can live happily in this world
af ours if you will live just one day
at a time.
Quit worrying over things that
have already happened. Don't count
your chickens before they hatch.
Stop crossing bridges before you
come to them; and stop living in
daily fear over things that are go
ing to happen.
This is the way Jesus put it: "Take
no anxious thought of tomorrow, suf
ficient unto the day is the evil there
Live each day to the full; Live one
day at a time; and you will be hap
Sir William Osier advises that we
adopt the principle of water-tight
compartments which are used in the
construction of ocean going steam
Says he?"The surest way to in
sure safety on the voyage of life, is
to break it up in day-tight compart
ments. Get on the bridge yourself,
be the Captain, touch a button and
shut out the past?the dead years,
Touch another button and hear the
iron doors as they shut out the un
born years of the future, then you
are safe?safe for today."
George Herbert's advice is even
better. Says he?"Undress your souls
at night, not by self-examination, but
by shedding, as you would a gar
ment, your daily sins, sorrows, and
disappointments, and you will awak
en the next morning a free man ?
happy, satisfied and expectant, with
a new life within."
Do you want to be happy? Then
remember your youth.
As a youth you were always glad
when the morning came. Then it was
grand and glorious just to be alive.
Every day was a great day, and you
were going to make and did make
each day the happiest day of your
Today is not just another day.
Each day is a new day?another op
portunity to be happy. Stop being in
such a hurry; take time to live. Stop
being cumbered about with the cares
Regular services at Cedar Branch
Baptist Church Sunday. Your pas
tor will be looking for you, your ab
sence is always noted by him. So
try and fill your seats in these serv
ices. The public is invited.
CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
9th Sunday after Trinity.
Grant to us, Lord, we beseech
thee, the spirit to think and do al
ways such things as are right; that
we, who cannot do any thing that is
good without thee, may by thee be
enabled to live according to thy will;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Church school 9-45 a tn.
Celebration of the Holy Commun
ion and sermon at 11 a. m. The Rev.
Leon Malone, Rector of St. An
drew's by the Sea, and a former
Communicant of this Church, who is
now going into chaplain's corps of
the armed forces of our country,
will be the celebrant We wish him
Godspeed in his new work.
The union service on Sunday
night will be in the Methodist church
at 8:30 o'clock. Dr. Burrell will be
There will be a joint meeting of
the Woman's Auxiliary and St. Eliz
abeth's Auxiliary at Mrs. N. C.
Green's on Monday at 5:00 o'clock;
at which time the reports will be
given by those who attended the
adult conference at Kanuga. The
reports will be given by Mrs. J.
Paul Simpson, Mrs. Reg Simpson,
Mrs. C. B. Clark, Jr., and Mrs. John
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Public worship at 11 a. m. Sermon
subject, "Grace Sufficient."
Training Unions: 7:30 p. m.
Union service at 8:30 o'clock at
the Methodist Church. Preacher, W.
R. Burrell. Sermon subject, "The
Glory That Is To Be."
A very special invitation is ex
tended to you and your friends.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship and Holy Com
munion, 11 a. m.
Union evening service at our
church, 8:30 p. m., with Dr. W. R.
Burrell, pastor of the Baptist church,
preaching. A hearty welcome is ex
tended to all.
The circle of the W. S. C. S. will
meet with Mrs. D. N. Hix at the
home of Mrs. Mary Bonner Gurgan
us, Monday afternoon at five p. m.
All the members are asked to be
Thursday evening devotions at the
church, Thursday at 8:30 o'clock.
Emphasis is laid upon the spiritual
needs of our people during these un
certain times at these services.
HOLLY SPRINGS METHODIST
The pustor will fill his regular
semi-monthly appointment at Holly
Springs Sunday afternoon at four
o'clock. The community is cordially
invited to be present.
of yesterday and the fears of tomor
row. Take life as it is today and be
North Carolina Martin County. In
The Superior Court.
S. E. Sprague vi. Helena S. Sprajue
The defendant above named will
take notice that an action entitled as
above has been commenced in the
Superior Court of Martin County,
North Carolina, to secure an abso
lute divorce based upon two years
separation; and the defendant will
further take notice that she is re
quired to appear before the Clerk
of the Superior Court of Martin
County within thirty (30) days and
answer or demur to the complaint
in said action, or the plaintiff will
apply to the Court for the relief de
manded in said complaint.
This the 28th day of July, 1M2.
L. B. WYNNE.
jy31-4t Clerk Superior Court.
^oomMMUW iaivs.no* MOS
Over Braves, 14-3
In Tuesday's playoff of last Fri
day's postponed game, Sam Zemon
pitched the up-and-coming Dodgers
to a 14-3 triumph over the hapless
Braves. After allowing the Braves
only four hits and one run in 3 2-3
innings, Sam was removed from the
mound and his place was taken by
William Lilley and Lasaiter. The
score was 11-1 in favor of the Dodg
ers when Captain Manning decided
to "save" the little twirler.
The Dodgers made the work of
their pitchers easy as they played |
brilliantly behind them throughout
the game, and they hopped on the
offerings of "Cousin" Ham Price for
six runs on as many hits, a sacrifice,
an error and a fielder's choice in the
initial stanza, which turned out to
be enough to win the game. The
Braves scored a third of their runs
in the first on a single by Hoke Rob
and another ana
bagger by Saunders.
The winners tallied four more
times in the fourth, the highlight
being a well-hit homer by Haywood
Wynne wit htwo men on base.
For the losers, George Cunning
ham played a good game at third
base and made one hit in two trips
to lead his mates, along with H.
Roberson and Saunders, each with
two hits for four times at bat.
C. Summerlin, substitute second
baseman, hit once in one trip to have
the best average for the winners,
while H. Wynne was the real leader
with a pair of singles and a homer
for four trips. Cherry and G. Wynne
each had 2 for 4.
H. Roberaon, If
J. Griffin, rf
G. Cunningham, 3b 2
H. Wynne, 3b
G. Wynne, cf
C. Summerlin, 2b
S. C. Griffin, sf
Jack Manning, sf
W. Lilley, p-rf
Score by innings:
Braves 100 101 00? 3
Having this day qualified as ad
ministratrix of the estate of the late
J. S. Ayers, deceased of Hamilton.
Martin County, this is to notify all
persons holding claims against said
estate to exhibit them to the under
signed for payment on or before
June 29, 1943, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery. All
persons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate settlement.
This the 29th day of June, 1942.
MRS. CHARLOTTE AYERS,
Administratrix of the late
jn30-6t J. S. Ayers Estate.
'Take Part Of Your Change
In War Stamps5*
FLOUR, 12-11). hag 61c
High Mark Plain or Self Rising
FLOUR. 12-lh. hag 47c
Grapefruit Juice, 47 oz 23c
Briar field Shoe Peg
CORN, 2 No. 2 cans 25c
Peaches, No 2^ can 19c
Mayonnaise, pint jar 27c
Krispies, 2 pkg?. 25c
Crackers, 1-lb. box _12c
The Health Soap
Lifebuoy, 3 cakes - _20c
For Whiter Wash
Rinso, large pkg. __25c
Shoe Palish, bottle _ 10c
Sterling Plain or Iodised
Salt, 2 2-lb. pkg*. _ _ 13c
Land o* Lakes CHEESE, lb 30c
Tender BEEF STEAK, lb 35c
Hockless Tenderized Picnics, lb. 29c
Branded CHUCK ROAST, lb. 25c
RIB SIDE MEAT, lb 20c
SLICED BACON, pound 32c
Meaty NECK BONES, lb 10c
JULY CLEAN UP SALE
THOUSANDS OF FINE BARGAINS TO SELECT FROM
This Sale la Devoted
The teuton may he late
hut this merchandite
will keep until next
This sale embraces every item of sum
mer wearing apparel in our store?
whether it he in the men's, ladies9 or
children's departments. Buy now while
prices are lower than you'll see them
in a long time.
This Sale Began
Stocks are still com
plete and we can out
fit any member of the
If you are conservative and wise you
will stock up with summer wearing ap
parel at these low prices. Every item
on sale will be higher next year and
it may be next to impossible to dupli
cate the quality. ?
Now Being Offered
BELK - TYLER COMPANY - Williamston
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