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Tuesday, August 4, 1942.
So Much To Fifiht 4goin*/
There's so much to fight against in this coun
try before we get around to fighting a war, that
it is indeed quite possible that we'll come out
second best in the struggle before the home
front muddle is cleared.
Something has been said about adjourning
politics for the duration, but politics, damaging
politics, are still accorded a prominent place
with both sides participating.
Conflicts are numerous in the high places,
adding confusion and some resentment back
Ignorance is challenging the war effort, mak
ing it appear that this nation with all its high
powered talk about education and progress
missed the first boat. When this shooting war
is over and there is anything left, all men should
recognize the importance of declaring war on
Then there is the urgent need for waring
against vice. Some of the brothels have been
closed down, but the American public remains
indifferent to a practice that is weakening
' fighting men and_aiding Hitler more-than.4.he
saboteurs on the enemy's payroll.
The fight against individualism, complainers,
and the greedy is to be won on the home front,
too. We must recognize that business-as-usual
is permissible only when it does not interfere
with the war effort. We must forget our whims
and fancies, and remember that we must sacri
fice along with the boy out yonder who has giv
en up home, friends, his way of life and stands
ready to sacrifice his all. The war must be car
ried to and won over the fellow who bellyaches
because he can't make two dollars where he
once made one and when he could retire on
what he has. The desire to do business as us
ual and even at the expense of human life is
still present in this country, and the man who
still insists on such a policy is little above a
yellow traitor to his country. Undue advantage
has been taken of the weak and helpless in
peace time. That was bad enough, but for one
to sneakingly advance his own interests beyond
all reason while young men go to their deaths,
he is keeping company with the murderer. Mark
it down now that the war over such practices
and against such practitioners must be won be
fore the shooting war is won and a permanent
peace is recorded in the pages of history.
The war against such practices is not to be
fought by soldiers, sailors or marines. The com
mon man back home, yes, the common man liv
ing in the "sticks" so to speak, has got to fight
and win that war. How? First by refraining
from such practices, and then upholding the
law, the agencies and others who would stamp
out such practices.
A Day Of Miracle*
This is truly a day of miracles, but there is
some doubt as to the value of those miracles
to us. A Short time ago, according to a report,
a man was in a New York hospital as an alco
holic and the next week he was in uniform as
a member of naval intelligence.
Last week-end a young lad from the coast
was returning ot the army. When the bus stop
ped in Williamston, he ran tq the liquor store
and was too drunk a few minutes later to catch
the bus. One of the nation's fighting men was
turned from his task and jailed. Sobering up
the following morning, the young man, admit
ting it was about his first trip from home, did
not have bus fare or enough money for a meal.
Two weeks ago a colored boy, hurrying back
to beat a furlough deadline in a southern camp,
stopped in Williamston to change busses. He
'drunk, missed his bus, lost his ticket and
realizing later what had happened went around
with tears in his eyes begging for railroad fare
Hie meaning of their mission is not to be rec
ognized when young men, traveling through
this county for Army assignments, gather
ationd the bottle in public as pigs gather
around the swill trough.
It li Indeed a day of miracles when one can
jump from the alcoholic ward in a hospital to
an intelligence post in a single week and when
yotBlg men Can switch from the bottle and win
Lieutenant General Joseph Stihrell's retreat
from Burma, highlighted some time ago when
he reached Delhi, India, to find the high com
mands riding in their big automobile, flags fly
ing and attending cocktail parties, was brought
back into the limelight a few days ago by a pic
ture showing the officer, attired in shorts and
a canvas over his shoulder, wading the Uyu
River in his retreat following a humiliating de
feat at the hands of the Japs.
It is an established fact that the Allies are
still on the defense if not on the retreat. The
humiliating defeat suffered by the Allied forces
in Burma, Stilwell's retreat on foot and in a
battered jeep and the reverses suffered here and
there still find too many of us indifferent to
the seriousness of the situation. When Ameri
can generals have to flee before the enemy, it
is time for all of us to wake up and realize that
a war is in progress, that the war is not going
so well for us.
While the picture, appearing in the press ov
er the weekend, shows only the General and
his guide, it represents an America bowing to
the common enemy.
The expressed intent to challenge the gov
ernment's order freezing rents in many areas
scattered over the country apparently is quite
agreeable to the tory press of the country. Pos
sibly the owners are losing money and possibly
they are not. Regardless of the status of their
balance sheet, they have no right to defy the
Their acts even though in opposition to the
law have not been condemned by the press.
They may have overlooked the golden oppor
tunity for an attack against inflation, or it could
be that many of the scribes had a bone to gnaw
and to attack the property owners would be a
boomerang. On the other hand suppose labor,
upholding its right according by law, had "pull
ed" a similar stunt. Judging from the record,
many of the scribes would have jumped out of
their editorial sanctums and plastered the
front page with scorching rebukes.
No Kany Koail To Victory
There's no easy road to victory, and the soon
er the common people recognize it the better
it will be for all. Possibly because they knew
no better, some told us that Japan would be
wiped off the face of the earth in three weeks.
Many' believed it, and some still believe it af
ter nearly eight months of war. The .Taps pre
pared for a long war. Japan is grinding many
millions under her heel to advance the war
against us, and is gambling all for victory.
Over here we seem to think that the road to
victory will be easy. We complain because gas
sales fall off and the life of the family car is
prolonged. We can still buy more liquor than
we can buy bonds. We just can't seem to be
lieve that the situation facing us is critical, that
even if the war is won this year ,or next, the
mad to peace and normalcy is going to be dif
ficult even for the able and strong to travel.
There's a task to be done and in addition to
aiding the war effort we can scotch ourselves
for the shock that is bound to come.
The Production Offensive
By Ruth Taylor.
Before we can carry the war to a successful
offensive against the enemy, according to Don
ald Nelson .we must have a production offen
The production offensive is the battle front
upon which every one of us may fight, shoul
der to shoulder, farmer, mechanic, industrialist.
Even the housewife has her part to play.
The production offensive is not the task sole
ly of those who work in the factories. The pub
ic is in it as well?for here is the real second
front. Here is where the battle lies. Here is
where we must begin the offensive. We have
gone far in the short span of months. We can go
farther if every one puts his shoulder to the
The secret of Napoleon's success was that he
used all his strength. And it was the extra
force he flung in which oftentimes won the vic
We must use all our strength. We must not
stand on our own rights and privileges. We
must remember that Production comes first.
We must re-orient ourselves to our particular
job. We must realize that the restrictions of war ?
aren't the handicaps of war?they are our share
in the cataclysmic struggle.
We think of rationing in terms of shortage
?and we blame others for it. We think of salv
aging as a game. But rationing and salvaging
are our share in the production offensive. The
fats we save in our kitchens will be used in the
weapons of the production offensive. The rub
ber we salvage will make our mechanized front
The gas we do not use means more hours in
the air for our fighter planes, more ships to
carry the weapons of war where they are need
ed. The tires we do not use mean mobility for
our armed forces.
So much for clearing the way for the pro
duction offensive by rationing and salvaging.
There is another thing we must do. We must
back up those who are doing the actual job?
both in Industry and Labor. We must not waste
their or our time in Internal bickering and hates
and petty prejudices. Criticize, yea?when crit
icism is necessary?but stop mere carping and
fault-finding. Get behind the men of this army
as you get behind those who wear the uniform.
This is our offensive?the production offen
size. It's up to all of us to help drive it ahead.
TRAFFIC SITUATION IN FAR-OFF INDIA
- he wants ter know, ?
Ef you takes ther sight offn your \
gun-barrel, and makes one more shot
outn it, aint you ca lea la ted to lose
in one way, moren you gain in tu
This 'yer war-call sho do strike
lak a blind man slingin a sledge in
ther dark. Hit has dun-gone busted
up ther Merry-Go-Round partners,
thas bin doin more fer ther war-ef
fort than half ther USA congress.
When ther watch-dogs of ther carral
air put to drivin in ther sheep, then
more is ther danger to ther flock.
And when "red-headed, fighting Bob
Allen," was took into ther navy from
his sluthin in ther Merry-Go-Round
erglnst all them lliats calculated to
be a-workin thay machinations fer
special benefits, it took ther nail
outn ther horse-shoe that made safe
ty?fer ther -horse that was cany in
ther rider into ther battle that needs
to be won. I dont recon that feller
named Ham Fish would do ther
fightin that "Fightin Bob" will do
fer ther navy, but if it had took 'im
thay mot a-got sum broom-scrubbin
frum 'im, and left Bob Allen a-scout
in a-ginst ther fif-colum didos of
ther USA-CC-BB gang But thanks
be unto ther partner left behind,
Drew Person, is shoulderin ther
whole wheel, and his fust trip round
ther circle, routs out ther rat as to
why ther House Ways, and Means
air hell-bent fer war-taxin the $10 a
week salrys, whilst turnin back ther
millions to ther Westinhouse weasels
thats over-lordin ther Dimocrat con
gress wussen Hitler is hittih ther
hungry. Ef we air a-goin to fight fer
Democracy, ther sooner we anty
dote ther pison in our own system,
ther more able will be ther system
to stand a-ginst ther pison frum with
Interesting Bits Of
Business In the US.
WPB now has officially adopted
policy of concentrating output of es
sential civilian durable goods in
smaller units of a given industry, let
ting bigger plants swing over 100
per cent to war work. The stove in
dustry is first to be lined up on this
plan, With farm implements, type
writers, and auto and truck parts as
other fields to which it likely will
be applied . . Thus trade names will
disappear or lose meaning in such
fields, for probably all items will
just be "Victory" this-or-that . .
Accepting a position there, Mr.
Bob Levin left yesterday morning
? On ?
Bring it to PEELE'S ?
Jewelers, for Eunt uuri
Peele's ? Jewelers
121 MAIN TEL. 55-J
In Tvboro This Week
Mrs. Jack Manning is the guest
of her parents in Tarboro this week.
NOTICE OF SERVICE BY
North Carolina. Martin County. In
The Superior Court. Before the
W. H. Everett and wife, Serena Ev
erett; Margnret Everett Swain
and husband, Bruce Swain; and
Warren E. Everett and wife, Esth
er Everett, vs. Joseph H. Everett
and wife, Kathertne Everett.
The defendants, Joseph H. Everett
and wife, Katherine Everett, will
take notice that a special proceed
ings entitled as above has been com
menced in the Superior Court of
Martin County for the purpose of
partitioning the lands belonging to
the late James A. Everett in Martin
County, in which the defendants
own an interest; and the said defend
ants will further take notice that
the yare required to appear before
the Clerk of the Superior Court of
Martin County, in Williamston, N.
C , within ten days after the com
pletion of this notice, and answer or
demur to the complaint or the pe
tition In this special proceedings, or
the plaintiffs will apply to the Court
for the relief demanded in the com
plaint or petition.
This the 14th day of June. 1942.
L B. WYNNE,
Clerk Superior Court,
jy 14-4t Martin County.
North Carolina. Martin County.
The undersigned having qualified
as Executors of the estate of M. D.
Wilson, deceased, late of Martin
County, this is to notify all persons
having claims against said estate to
present then to the undersigned on
or before the Mth day at July, 1943,
or this notice will be fiend in her of
their recoray All i
to said estate will please
mediate payment to the undersign
ed at William ston, N. C.
This 24th day of July, 1942.
B. A. CRITCHER,
Z. V. BUNTTWG,
North Carolina. Martin County. In
Hie Superior Court.
Thomas C. May vs. Lena Mae May.
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 abeo
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 in Williamston, N. C., with
in thirty days after the completion
of this notice, and answer or demur
to the complaint in said action, or
the plaintiff will apply to the Court
for the relief demanded in the com
This the Mth day of June. 1942.
L. B. WYNNE.
Clerk Superior ijourr,
jyl4-4t Martin County.
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
At The ('.lone Of Buninett June 30, 1942.
Cash uii<t Due
from Bank* 12,078,852.50
Obligation* of U.S. 16,106,742.81
Fed. Inter. Credit
Rank Debenture* 184,951.03
Fed. Land Bunk Bond* 279,416.25
North and South
Carolina Bond* 1,222,467.91
Municipal and Other
Marketable Bond* 1,759,798.33 31,932,228.83
Loan* and Di*count* 3,022,165.74
Accrued Interest and Other A**et* 88,285.21
Banking Hou*e*, Furniture & Fixture*,
Real Estate (Tax val. 8298,975) 265,396.19
Capital Stock?Common $ 400,000.00
(Capital Stock?Preferred 100,000.00
Undivided Profit* 481,052.48
Dividend Payable June 1, 1942 8,000.00
Unearned discount and other
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