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Friday. August 7. 1942.
Look, Who's Demanding a Second Front
It would seem after reading the reports from
the hard-pressed Russians that the opening of
a second front is now in order But stop a min
ute and look who's demanding a second front.
Upton Close, recognized authority on world
affairs offers the answer, as follows:
"Las Vegas. Nev? was brilliantly lighted up
and every gambling casino was jammed with
men, women, and even little children. Taxis
were racing back and forth on roads so hot
that their treads left marks on the pavement,
as they carried individual gamblers to casinos
20 or 30 miles out in the desert.
"And in front of one casino was a car bear
ing the slogan, 'Demand a Second Front Now.' "
To open a second front or successfully fight
on the first front, a firm foundation must be
laid at home We can't make any progress on
a second front or any war front, for that mat
ter, as long as we tear down the home front by
lying and cheating, dodging and running for
our own individual gams, spending more for
the frivolities of life than for war bonds, wast
ing our resources, pampering our own whims
and desires, setting our views and beliefs up
as certain criteria for winning the war and chal
lenging the program designed by recognized
and chosen leaders
"These Are The Times That
Try Men's Souls"
"The task that we Americans now face will
test us to the uttermost.
"Never before have we been called upon
for such a prodigious effort. Never before have
we had so little time to"do so much.
" 'These are the times that try men's souls.'
"Tom Paine wrote those words on a drum
head by the light of a camp fire. That was
when Washington's little army of ragged, rug
ged men was retreating across New Jersey, hav
ing tasted nothing but defeat.
"And General Washington ordered that
these great words written by Tom Paine be
read to the men of every regiment in the Con
tinental Army, and this was the assurance giv
en to the first American armed forces:
" The summer soldier and the sunshine pa
triot will, in this crisis, shrink from the serv
ice of their country; but he that stands it now,
deserves the love and thanks of man and wo
man. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquer
ed; yet we have this consolation with us, that
the harder the sacrifice, the more glorious the
"So spoke Americans in the year 1776.
"So speak Americans today."?Franklin D.
The Fight Is On!
By Ruth Taylor.
The world today has an opportunity seldom
equalled in its history. There never was a time
when prejudice, discrimination and hatred
was more wide-spread. But?there never was
a time when this hydra-headed monster was
more clearly recognized for exactly what it is
?a destructive force that feeds upon the weak,
not as an animal, for self-preservation, but for
the sheer lust of killing.
Forced into the open by the war-drums, it
can be fought in the open and crushed into noth
ingness, if we face the dragon and fight it down
instead of hedging on the issues.
Up to now we have all too often compromised
with evil. We have taken sides and condoned
those cruelties which did not affect our own
particular interest. We need now to condemn
cruelty as such?whoever perpetuates it, or
wherever it is in existence?whether it be in
the concentration camps of Hitler, or on the
chain gangs of Georgia, whether it be in the
purges of Russia, or in the rape of Nanking, or
in the massacre of Lidice.
We must, however, be consistent. Too many
people seek?not fair play for all?but rule for
then is* Ives. We have seen that situation in In
dia. With the enemy at their gates, Indian poli
ticians sought advantages for their particular
fMsp, not equality for all.
fcaok back a few years at the Axis record.
71?t die Japanese complained that there was
against them in Manchuria, so
they seized it?and discriminated against ev
eryone else. Then the Italians claimed they
were being oppressed in Ethiopia, so they start
ed a fight?to enslave the Ethiopians. Finally
Hitler claimed the Versailles treaty was un
fair to Germany, so he started wars and im
posed terms that made the Versailles treaty
look like a Sunday School treat.
We must make it so plain that no one can
possibly not understand that whoever condones
murder, massacre, cruelty, discrimination, slan
der, hatred toward any group, whether it be
of race, nationality, color or religion; whoever
seeks preferment for his own group at the ex
pense of others, or without regard for the rights
of others, is playing the totalitarian game of di
vide and conquer.
As Jonathan Daniels of the Office of Civil
ian Defense stated recently: "Intolerance is
treason today." Now the fight is out in the open
?clearly labeled. Now is the time to wipe it out
The Church li The Hope Of The World
?For 2,000 yearn the Christian faith has been
a light burning in the darkness of a troubled
world, a guide and a beacon to all men every
It has survived because, through all the
ages, the Church has been its shelter and its
shield. To the Church the people have turned
for strength when they were sorely pressed,
and for guidance when the way was dark.
We ,who walk a dark and dangerous road
today, must turn to the Church for strength.
We, who loved peace, are now at war. We
are building the machines of war?the tanks
and guns and planes and shells and ships, with
out which we cannot conquer.
Yet all these things that we are building can
not insure our victory. For victory demands
of us a greater strength than mass of men, and
weight of guns.
It demands of us a strength of the spirit that
only the Church can bestow. A strength that
stems from the unfaltering faith that right will
triumph; that hate and cruelty cannot endure,
that mercy and compassion and brotherhood
some day will rule the world.
It we go into battle without that faith we go
as a nation strong only in the externalities and
the trappings of war. We go as spiritual skele
tons in armor, a robot host without a soul.
Our sons and brothers who walk daily with
death in the steaming jungles, and ride with
death in the air and on the seas, have learned
already how great is the strength that comes
"Send us bombers," they called, at first. And
then, "Send us bombers?and Bibles." For in
time of trial, they had come to know what fight
ing men have understood from Bohemund the
Crusader to Stonewall Jackson, from Galahad
to Father Duffy: The man who fights in the
name of Christ fights best of all.
They know it now. We too must learn it. As
a nation we must learn it if we are to bear the
hard trials, win the grim battles, and, when
victory has come, write the just peace that will
The doors of the Church are open. The light
of the Faith still burns. The altars await a na
tion that bows its head to God?and in that act
of humbleness finds strength to hold its head
up proudly against whatever foe may come.?
Go to Church Sunday.?Exchange.
(.on vernation Hy a Ma/)
Christian Science Monitor.
"It will go hard for the Russians if Stalin
grad falls and the Nazis block the Volga," the
"Yes, but harder on us," said the General.
"How so? The Russians will lose the food and
oil, not us," protested the sidewalk strategist.
"Would you deny that food and oil are weap
ons today?" demanded the General. "Well, hav
ing gained the great new weapons of the Uk
raine and the Caucasus, where, do you suppose
the Germans would turn then?"*
"Wherever there is the most booty; that's his
"Look at the map. What do you see beyond
"Iran, Afghanistan, and?the gates of India."
"Precisely. And who knocks at the other gate
"Japan," confirmed the strategist.
"Look at the map again," proposed the Gen
eral. "Look at Rommel's threat. What lies be
yond Alexandria and Cairo?"
"Suez and ah entry to the Indian Ocean."
"That's the simple geography of it, but more
than that, you place the Moslem world under
the Axis?which is something to ponder?and
you give Italy and Germany a land and sea con
nection with Japan against which you can on
ly raid from remote bases. You give them the
raw materials and the plant, you give them the
agriculture and the manpower, with which to
forge more weapons and more mad ambitions."
"Then, you regard the Caucasus and Egypt
as springboards for more aggressions?"
"I do," assented the General, "I feel that loss
of the Middle East and the Caucasus would pro
long the war several years, perhaps many years
making our task incalculably more coatly.
'Young boys now in school would have no oth
er prospect than to grow up to be soldiers."
"Then, in American interests, every reinforce
ment given those fronts is as vital as though
the enemy were in Seattle, or Boston?"
"That's a blunt way of putting it," observed
the General, "but not Inaccurate."
People who are incensed at the sugar ration
ing would not hurt the situation by sweeten
ing their disposition.
'That's the last pleasure car in town."
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CHURCH OF THE ADVE1Y1
10th Sunday after Trinity.
Church school, 9:45 a. m
Morning prayer and sermon. We
are very happy to have the Rev.
William Daniels. Rector of Grace
Church, Plymouth, as the preacher.
Mr. Daniels graduated from the
Seminary this spring.
We are very happy to have the
Union service with us on Sunday
night at 8:30 o'clock. The preacher
will be either Mr. Hurley or Mr.
Piney Grove Baptist
Regular services at Piney Grove
Baptist Church Saturday and Sun
day at 11 o'clock. Let's fill our places
at these services and not forsake the
assembling of ourselves together as
the manner of some are, but exort
ing one another, and so much the
more ,as ye see the day approaching.
The public is invited.
North Carolina. Martin County. In
The Superior Court.
S. E. Sprague vs. Helena S. Sprague.
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
oI 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, 1942.
L. B. WYNNE,
. -T4rvt~m-\ J ??
- he wants ter know.
Kin you guess these, whilst you
keeps ther answers kivered up?
Q?Whats ther difference betwixt
a German bomber and a Merikin
A?Ther German bombs ther Mer
ikin, and ther Merikin asses ther
Q?Why is it hu mane to ketch
thousands of-big fish, tho you throws
em ml to discard?
A?Bercaus by 'liminatin thous
and of big fish, you saves ther life
of millions of little fish, that ther
big fish would eat up.
Q?Why do some ther human-raee
glorify ther houn-dog?
A?Bercaus, ther pore old houn
dog kaint talk back, when you hands
out your cussins and big orders with
your big mouth.
Q?In what way would ther Japs
hav benefitted, ef Genl Do-little had
been named Do-much?
A?Thay wouldnt feel ther loss
of quite so much "face."
Q?Ef a Roosevelt is a Dimocrat,
and a Hoover a Republikin, who is
a-goin to be a Do-doT
A?A "Fishy" Hamlltoniail.
Q?Ef Genl Do-little kin do so
much, what could a Genl Do-much
A?He mout do little.
Q?Ef ther barn-yard grows ther
ground-hog, and ther garden grows
the greens, whar do ther grumblers
A?In thay haven of dis-content.
Q Ef Will Rogers was first in
humor, and first in wit, and first in
ther hearts of most folks, what was
he last in?
A -"Meetin ther boat" of praise.
Q?Ef Uncle Sam's war-lords kud
find a way to flood China with
bomber-planes, what would Mr. Chi
Q?Ef "Pearl Harbor" handed
Uncle Sam a death-knell to "Isola
tionism," what did Mr. Do-little hand
to Mr. Tojo?
A?A wrinkle in ther "face" of his
Q?Ef ther thousands make ther
'millions" ($$$$) and ther millions
make ther poor; what do sich mak
A?Hulla-ba-loo betwixt ther two.
Q?Ef ther 1942 colledge diploma
is handed ther graduate all wraped
nice around a gun barrel, and he
lint larnt how to shoot nuthin but
ther "bull", what is he a-goin to do
with ther hi-lites of his prepared
A?Jine-in with thar law-light* of
aoldierdom, and Urn simdhla a-kln
to ther blood-and-thunder his old
Dad warred with to buy him that
Q?Ef a blue-bird sets on a gall
berry bush, and ther black-bird seU
on a rail, what makes cock-robin so
cock-shore that his place is to set on
A?Bercaus he was built to run
but a step or two, then lift his beak
with a dare, whilst leanin back on
his long feather-prop, jes lak hes
Twenty-one million American
homemakers are rallying to create
an extra stockpile of home-canned
food in 1942, with total production
expected to be 50 per cent greater
than last year.
QUALITY FOOD STORES U
Toy on Fruit
2 cans 27c
2 No. V2 cans 27c
Libbys Potted ?
MEAT, 2 No. % cans 12c
PIG FEET I OLIVES, 5-oz. jar ___29c
9-OZ. iar I7c Libbys Lunch
* TONGUE, 6-oz. can __23c
Aruiours VIENNA SAUSAGE, 2 4-oz. cans 25c
Whitehouse APPLE BUTTER, 38-oz. jar 19c
Pillsbury's Enriched FLOUR, 12-lb. bag ___67c
New Pack STRING BEANS, 2 No. 2 cans __23c
Lanp's Dill or Sour PICKLES, i|uart jar 15c
Campbell's TOMATO SOUP, 3 cans 25c
I .and O' Lakes CHEESE, pound 30c
Dukes 16-oz jar 29c
Select BACON, pound 35c
RIB MEAT, pound 20c
Meaty NECK BONES, 11> 10c
Lean PICNICS, pound 29c
FAT BACKS, pound 16c
? FOR VICTORY *
IT PUTS WEIGHT
ON HOGS FASTI
Produce the Most
Food for Victory...
Make the Most
Profit from Your
feed them TUXEDO
RATION : NO MEAL : "MO FORTY*
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