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The enterprise. volume (Williamston, N.C.) 1899-201?, August 14, 1942, Page 2, Image 2

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The Enterprise Published Every Tuesday and Friday by tbe ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO. wit .i.iamston NORTH CAROLINA. W. C. MANNING Editor ? 1908 1918 SUBSCRIPTION RATES (Strictly Cash in Advance) IN MARTIN COUNTY One year 11.78 Six months 1.00 OUTSIDE MARTIN COUNTY One year JUS Six months _ 1.25 No Subscription Received Under 8 Months Advertising Rate Card Furnished Upon Request Entered at the post office in Williamston, N. C., as second-class matter under the act of Con gress of March 3. 1879. Address all communications to The Enterprise -and-not individual members of the firm. Friday, Augutl 14, 1942. Thrre f'olunleem Not knowing their excuses or reasons, we'll not heap condemnation upon the fair members of the Martin County Red Cross Chapter, but when only three persons volunteer in five days to aid in an urgent project the indifference to the war effort stands out in bold relief against a background formed with bridge tables, teas, outings, and the entire social calendar. That some diversion is necessary in our high-pitched schedule is admitted, but it is also necessary that we limit the diversion and tackle the task at hand. It is prayerfully hoped that not one of the 35, 000 surgical dressings this chapter is asked to make will everbe needed, but if they are tieed ed and the women have failed in their task the blame will be traced indirectly to them. It is far better that the bandages should be made and thrown away if not needed than to need them and not have them. ed, Chinese women repaired to the hills and caves and there with handlooms and crude ma chines they made cloth and pieced bandages to gether for their wounded and dying Ov?r here the cloth is made and partly prepared for mak ing the same little dressings, but in this chapter only three volunteers in five days report to of fer their services. Our hats are off to thosy volunteers, and we humbly trust they will not suffer faint heart but continue at the all-important task to encourage others to follow in their train. f,(u/y Astor'x Blunder Lady Astor. American turned British parlia mentarian, blundered recently, and Miss Nell Battle Lewis in "Incidentally" appearing in a recent issue of the News and Observer, calls her hand, so to speak, as follows: . . Last week in a public speech Lady Astor said something which was not only contempti ble but, from my point of view, inconceivable, and for which the British press properly reprov ed her roundly. It was indicative, it seems to me, of a callousness, an ingratitude, that the public did not know that Lady Astor had. Tact less she always has seemed, yes? everybody knew her to be that?but most people took her lack of tact merely as a part of her native frank ness and spontaneity which usually were at tractive. But callous?that was a surprise. For more than a year the Russian army and the Russian people have been putting up one of the most magnificent defenses in all history. Perhaps it is the most magnificent. Some mili tary men think so?General Douglas MacAr thur, for one. Giving to the rest of .the world an unparalleled example of national unity and burning patriotism, the Russians have been saving our civilization for us. That sonorous phrase is here an exact one, the only one to use: the Russians have been saving our civiliza tion. They have been heroically engaging the German hordes which, otherwise, would have been turned in far greater force against Britain ?and against us. They have given us in Amer ica time?most desperately needed?to prepare to strike against the Axis, which for eight years has been preparing, tooth and toe-nail, to strike us down. If you have the slightest doubt as to what the Russians have done for the cause of the United Nations, then imagine what the plight of us in this country would have been had Russia been swiftly conquered?by the Fall of 1941, as Hitler had planned?and with all the resources of Russia then available to him, his armies had been free to fall upon Britain and America while the Japanese struck in the west. At a time when heroic Russia was In a most desperate situation, when its very life was threatened, when its allies seemed unable to come to its aid in time,-and when the hearts of its friends were bleeding for it, what does the sparkling Lady Astor say? This: The Russians are not fighting for us; they are fighting for themselves." To me it is simply astonishing that a Virgin lot whose forebears fought for the Confeder acy could ritow no more appreciation of gal lantry than Lady Astoria ungracious, unkind, md ungrateful remark indicates that she does. It is perfectly astounding. AH nations at war are fighting, first at all, for themselves. Everybody knows that. Brit ain is fighting for herself; China is fighting for herself; America is fighting for herself. But that does not keep a nation from fighting at the same time for its allies. Of course Russia is "fighting for itself," but with equal certainty, it is fighting for us, too?for Britain, for China, for all the United Nations, for the freedom of the whole world, including that of the ungra cious and ungrateful Lady Astor. It is not surprising that Lady Astor's words were immediately applauded in Berlin, as over the air Goebbels praised them as "wise and un derstanding." It is not surprising?but it is very, very nauseating. It brings Nazism entirely too near home for me. To have those Nazi savages in Berlin applauding the attitude of a woman who has her loots in Albemarle County, Vir ginia, that love-from-Berlin-to-"Mirador" idea, does something to me which only one phrase can describe: it turns my stomach. The Capital'* Social Problem The following, coming from a reliable source, reflects a serious social problem in Washington, and is offered without comment: The vice squad of Washington's metropolitan police has noticed in the last few weeks the re appearance of unhealthy signs reminiscent of world war I. Thousands of soldiers and sailors are foot loose in Washington every day. And hundreds of young women are arriving every day ? many to work, but not all. Ray H. Everett, expert in Washington's so cial problems, told a congressional committee that "there is far too much street solicitation and disease-breeding activities by members of the 'oldest profession.' It was reported not long ago that 31 soldiers named one Washington prostitute as their source of infection. If any considerable part of this report is authentic, cer tainly a whole Japanese regiment could not do much more damage." A survey of the first million men inducted into the army showed that there were 45.2 cases of syphilis per thousand for the country as a whole. But for ^Washington, the rate-for 403.1 per thousand ?the highest rate among the cities of 500,000 to 1,000,000 population. This age-old problem has taken on a new ur gency in war-time Washington?with new com plications. Chief of these is the influx of great ton on the rebound from parental restrictions at home. In an effort to solve this complication, Wash ington police have asked civil service not to hire girls for work in Washington if they are under 18 years old. Devotion To Our Caute The Common Defense. The propaganda front is our front. Every Am erican citizen is on it. On the propaganda front our minds and our hearts, our reason and our emotions are enlisted. What we think and feel and say is counting everywhere for American victory or defeat. The Nazis want us to feel their way and talk their way. They want Americans who are Christians to hate Americans who are Jews. They want us to quarrel and waste our strength fighting each other rather than to use it fighting them. The Nazis did not spend 400 million dollars on this kind of propaganda for nothing in America. They intended that it should prove effective ? against us, and for them. But we cannot be loyal to America and yet think the thoughts and speak the words of Nazi propaganda. For loyalty to America is more than fondness for a certain geographical area. It is a consuming devotion to a body of ideals and aspirations which have transfigured this land above all other lands on the face of the earth. Loyalty to America is passionate love for a country where a way of life is being develop ed in which the dignity of each man is recog nized and respected by the whole community; where man's rights are jealously safeguarded by the State; where opportunity is open to him for the development of such talents as God has given him; where those who, by reason of sick ness or weakness, are not economically profita ble to the State, are protected in the right to life and happiness; where liberty is for all, and jus tice is for all. America is a community of neigh bors, self-governing and self-respecting. This is America. And this is what Hitler, with the help of our native fascists, thirsts to destroy. We all have the responsibility to bring to the American pepole in every village and hamlet, and city, and farm, and factory, and home, and school in this land the knowledge of the great American ideal for mankind. We must learn to pledge allegiance to the flag with enthusiasm and zeal, and when we say, "One nation, indi visible, with liberty and justice for all," we must know with feeling what we mean. Liberty and justice for all. For Christians? Yes. For Jews? Yes. For Protestants, for Catholics, for white men, for Negroes? Yes. A powerful af firmation of faith in the American creed must shake this country to its depths. This is the faith which makes an invincible army of free men on the military front, and this is the faith Which makes a determined army of successful managers and workers on the production front, and this is a work for America in which every citizen can take an indispensable part by appre ciating his neighbor's virtues and defending his neighbor's rights. If Uncle Sam is really going to requisition his car, says a friend of ours, he hopes it will not be just after he has spent all Saturday af ternoon waxing it Tattoo Tells Tale R. J. Shaeftr of St. Clair, Pa., a - .nnnftwlT S destroyer Hnm mann, torpedoed and sunk during the battle of Midway Island, has had the data on the sinking tat tooed on his arm, an everlasting re nr'mbrance o! one of the greatest sea and air battle of the war. (Central Press) Local Happenings In The Enterprise Forty Years Ago AUGUST 15, 1902. Farmers are busy pulling fodder and curing tobacco. The town cart is busy hauling dirt and filling holes on the walks. Tomorrow promises to be the larg est day yet at the warehouses. Mr. S. S. Brown has moved into his new home on Haughton Street. Did you see Messrs. Wheeler Mar tin and Dennis Biggs buying tobac co Wednesday? Mr. G. W Blount is preparing to pave the side walk in front of his hotel. Williamston needs more dwelling houses. There are several families that want to rent now. It is rumored that Mr. Dick Martin will erect two handsome brick stores on his property on Main Street. The storm Monday night did con siderable damage near Roberson viRe.'Have btdKronuble to gel-par ticulars at this office. Mr. G. R. Carson, of Bethel, one of Pitt County's prosperous tobacco farmers, was on the market yester day with a nice lot of tobacco. It has been reported to this office that the bridge over Conoho Creek is nearing completion rapidly. It will only be a short time now before the ferry is completed. Tilt- sales at the warehouses this week have been exceedingly fine Tobacco has been coming in from Beaufort, Washington. Pitt, Edge combe, Bertie and Hertford. The farmers are in high spirits. The Tobacco Board of Trade was organized at the Roanoke Warehouse on last Monday evening, Mr. T. J. Smith, president; A. C. Monk, vice Jo Relieve Misery CP^666 ^^uoun U*M. HUVt. MOM BOSS president; D. W. Morris, secretary and treasurer. About a hall dozen committees are to be appointed by the president, and these will be an nounced in our next issue together with the names of the members. Mrs. Nannie Simmons and son, Leslie Williams, left Monday morn ing for Drake's Branch, Va., where they will make their future home. Mesdames A. S. and J. C. Rober son, of Robersonville, spent last Friday at the home of Mrs. J. C. Crawford. Mrs. Delia Clark, of Roper, and Miss V. Dare Hassell, of Jamesville, are visiting Mrs. J. C. Crawford. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Simpson, of Everett*, were in town Tuesday. James Quartermus went to Green ville Monday. Dishwater A method of reclaiming from dish water large quantities of solid fat which can be passed straight to in dustry has been devised by an 18 year-old laboratory assistant in Eng land. NOTICE North Carolina. Martin County. In The Superior Court. The defendant abort iwnml will take notice that an action entitled a? 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, 1MX L. B. WYNNE, j^U4^__Clerk_S^?<irio^iCour^^ 99 you don't know how far your tires will go... \ mr they will go a lot farther than you think... 99 you'll be amazed at the extra mileage your Esso Dealer will soon be able to help you get. 'ITw odds ore not just figures we have pulled out of a hat. They are the result of tests made with a new method to increate tire mileage among customers at a number of Esso Dealer stations. 16 out of every 17 ear owners were astonished at the mileage made possible. Because the preservation of tires is so vital to the coun- - try in the present emergency, we are making every effort to introduce this new service at Esso Dealer sta tions with the utmost speed. It requires both equip ment and training and we are supplying both as rapidly as possible. As soon as these are available your own Esso Dealer will be able to help you get the greatest possible mileage from your own tires short of retreading. Fur ther announcement will be made in newspapers shortly, w STANDARD OIL COMPANY OK NEW JERSEY Esso DEALER care saves wear r*pr l?4S lii? Ih UNCLE SAM, Mr. FARMER. NEEM IOCS! And Ton, Nr. Farmer, Want to Produce Theee Hogs to Glee Our Fighting Mm and Qnr Allies "Food tor Victory M ??J Mam PtaK} matt iHravl Iswa^^ ? TUXEDO : m MEM : "M FMTT " ? Damaad Tuxedo Whu Tom Bf. *Nor s/Mcewe've LSAXNiP AiOVr miMmMur W. R. BASRIRHT ft COMPANY, INC. -> ?i, a. c

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