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WTI.I.IAMSTON. NORTH CAROLINA.
W. C. MANNING
Editor ? 1908-1938
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Entered at the post office m Williamston, N.
C.. as second-class matter under the act of Con
gress of March 3. 1879.
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Tuesday. 4iifiu*l 18. 1912.
FH1I1HIIHIIHI llll MINI IITITITITITIINIIII HUM niimm.i
Another Marketing Season
Another marketing season xs at hand for the
Williamston Tobacco Market, bringing with
it new responsibilities and a greater oppor
tunity to serve the farmers of this section It
is with all the sincerity at their command that
the Williamston warehousemen, their employ
ees and all the people of the town extend a
cordial welcome to tobacco farmers and all oth
ers to visit here during the coming season?
and all the year around, too.
New responsibilities have presented them
selves, and only through a greater cooperation
can those responsibilities be met The William
ston warehousemen are pledging their every
effort in meeting those responsibilities to the
advantage of their patrons and to the~war ef
fort Martin farmers can help by selling on
Martin County markets, by saving tires and gas
oline It is a time for teamwork, to recognize
the advantages of mutual cooperatibn and a
time for all to pull together for the accomplish
ment of a definite task.
Year in and year out. the Williamston mar
ket has held its own right along with all the
others. It does not claim to sell tobacco high
above the average, but it does claim that tobac
co can be sold to a great advantage, that the
man who has consistently patronized its ware
houses have gained by that consistency.
Time Tor Reawakening
Eight months have passed since Pearl Har
bor and following a brief interruption we are
again peacefully slumbering as the very foun
dation to our way of life, our freedom and our
very lives disintegrates from under us. It is
time for a reawakening and dangerously late
to recognize the frightful fate that moves ever
nearer to engulf us.
Much has been said and heard about short
ages and about converting strategic materials
from peace-time channels to the war effort. In
this year, even after Pearl Harbor and as fright
ening news is flashed from stricken ships in
sight of our coast and from the Allied fronts
around the world, we are spending ten billion
dollars for durable goods such as refrigerators,
radios and the like. In addition to that amount
we are spending forty-five billion dollars for
non-durable goods. And then we talk about
going all out for the war effort. Never before
have these. United States enjoyed such full
stomachs and the items of luxury. We have di
verted more strategic materials from the war
front than we have from the civilian front to
war, apparently. While we continue to talk
about sacrifices, the Army and Navy, the two
'g "nn't fill 1 hri -ir-tinl fighting will
'3d well to get forty-five billion dollars worth
of supplies of all kinds this year.
It is strikingly evident that we can't or won't
give up the first thing that affords a livelihood
and we are holding with a death grip to every
pleasure and luxury we have been so fortunate
to have in days past
We have been told that "we could lose this
war," but to this minute We don't believe it, and
continue more or less indifferent to everything
outside our little shell where selfishness blocks
our sight, greed warps the truth and distorts
the facts even though those facts are staring us
directly in the face.
Learn To Talk
Every parent can give his children an ad
vantage that will be of great value throughout
life. Let him teach his children to modulate
their voices, and to learn to sit relaxed and
If these two assets are acquired, the children
will enjoy an advantage possessed by few Am
ericans. They wilt be distinguished in company,
and will live long and peaceful lives.
Forty years ago William James, the philoso
pher, made this identical plea. How pitiful the
results have been is known to all. Most of us
still strain our voices and instead jjt sitting in
frehatfr w? sit nn .a. chair.
Not even a beautifully modeled face is as love
ly as a beautifully modulated voice, or a grace
ful posture when standing or sitting. Parents
willingly spend a thousand dollars to get the
teeth of their offspring straightened, but few
give any thought to voice culture or posture re
Girls are taught to take biscuits in school, but
for one husband who is driven out of his house
by indigestible biscuits, a hundred leave be
cause they cannot bear the shrill voices of pret
ty wives who never learned how to talk. ?Ex
- he wants ter know.
Ef a feller in ther dye-bizness was
to gether up all ther lepard-spots of
ten sum folks backs, and dump 'em
into his meltin-pot, wouldnt he have
a Grade-A mixtur calcalated to cam
erflage all ther double-crossers and
make 'em look lak angel wings?
Dont you re-member back month
or two ago, that BB feller frum ther
USA C C that peered berfoie a Con
gress Commity and said his crowd
wanted to give, and give, and give,
to ther war-effert clean down to thay
last penny, leaving jest ernuf to op
erate on? And Mr. Daniels in ther
News and Observer, writ 'im up in
a editorial as a maraculus, re-gener
ated greed-grabber, titled to ther ap
plaud of ther angels in Heaven, and
man-kind in gineral, for his re-birth
into ther Good Lord's honrable men
And-then next duy that foller pull
ed ther chips offn ther nigger in his
wood-pile by sayin, we needed ther
war-sales-tax to make up fer ther
little we was still due to collect on
ther war-needs? And then didnt
our Josephus rise up in rath and
write that feller up all over er-gin'
fer his double-crossin, and you aint
heered nuthin frum 'im sense? But
he aint bin no whars septin in his
co-coon ,and has now hatched out in
to a munition-manufacturer name
Little who run rite strait.to ther hi
lights of Congress and told 'em that
he was taxed too dam little on ther
little 20 thousand he was a-makin,
and wanted to be taxed sum-mo, all
jest fer his country and ther war-ef
fert, and then couldnt wait to git
offn ther stand a-fore he comes out
with ther same garld-darn war-sales
tax, jest to hep-out his little in-creas
after he gits it.
Now who knows but what ther
rest of ther Big Boys aint rollin 'im
a hand-out sos to spot-out ther ex
try cost ? a volunteerin to cam
erflage his wood-pile patriotism?
Draft Affects All
Types of Business
Willie possibly agriculture in this
county has borne the brunt of the
army draft, the call to war has been
heard in all other types of business
It is reported that the draft has tak
en down to the last man on some
farms, but at the same time quite a
number of business establishments
in this county have been closed di
rectly or indirectly by the call to
Discussing the effect the draft had
hadin his organization, H. P. Butch
er, personnel manager of Rose's 5
10-25c stores, said recently that 38
men had already gone from the or
gamzation and that others are leav
In Cotton Crop
North Carolina farmeri expect to I
produce 705,000 bales of cotton this,
year, 26 per cent more than in 1941
According to the August 1 Crop Re
porting Service summary, the crop
is now in a healthy condition with
boll weevils largely under control.
Crop prospects are generally good
throughout the State. In the eastern
half of the State where rainfall has
been below normal, plans are rela
tively small but exceptionally well
fruited. Rains have been ample in
the Piedmont and cotton prospects
look very promising. The first esti
mate of yield of the 1942 crop was
placed at 396 pounds per acre, 19
per cent above 1941 and only 7 per
cent under the all-time 427 pound
average for 1940. This year's yield,
the second highest on record, will be
harvested on 852,000 acres. 57,000
above last year.
The 1942 crop is the earliest on
record with the first bolls expected
to open around August 19th com
paied with Auguot 31 last year. July
weather was ideal. Just enough rain
fall for this semi-arid crop to pro
duce fruit, make a small plant
growth, permit ideal cultivation, dry
and cook the weevil grub in infest
ed squares that fell. The crop start
ed out with a heavy spring emer
gence of weevils after a dry planting
season. However, the dry and hot
July conditions largely controlled
the infestation, and damage is now
expected to be approximately 8 per
cent compared with 10 per cent last
year. Damage from weevils was re
ported at one per cent in 1940.
As of August 1, a United States
cotton crop of 13,085,000 bales is
forecast Such a production would
be 2,341,000 bales, or 22 per cent
more than the 1941 crop, and only
two-tenths of one per cent less than
the 10-year (1931-40) average. This
would be the largest crop since 1937
The average yield is forecast at 266.7
pounds per acre, which is 34.8
pounds more than the 1941 yield, and
517 pounds more than the 10-year
average of 215.0 pounds per acre.
Interesting Bits Of
Business In the VS.
Meat shortages, notably in beef,
may continue longer than originally
figured. No permanent over-all beef
shortage is anticipated, but there
will be almost surely a marked
scarcity of choicer beef, price ceil
ings having made it scarcely worth
while for producers to pursue the
fatter feeding schedules . . . The first
government contract for dehydrated
beef for use abroad has been award
ed. Dehydrating, one of the most
amazing food tricks of the war, saves
up to 90 per cent of ship space in the
ing from time to time.
From the local store, Dallas Biggs,
stSckman. volunteered some time ago
for service in the Navy.
"We hope to have all of these
young men back when peace is won
?and may that be soon," Mr. Butch
case of meat . . . Rail tank cars,
worked overtime and at high speeds
in trying to make up for eastern
seaboard oil supplies blasted by sub
marines, are showing the wear and
tear . . . Bike rationing has been giv
en a new twist, tightening rules so
that the list of eligibles for bicycles
now is scarcely broader than those
for automobiles and tires . . ,
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 againat said estate to
present them to the undersigned on
or before the Mth day of July, IMS,
or thii notice will be plead in her at
their recovery. All peraaoe indebted
to said estate will please make im
mediate payment to the undesign
ed at Williamston, N. C.
This 24th day of July, 1942.
B. A. Liuiniff!2,
Z. V. BUNTING,
For your protection and conven
ience. as well as ours, we kind
ly ask that you . . .
Make A List Of Your
And send the list along ivith your
bundle so we can check against
shortage when it conies in.
Unless yon make a list you will have to go
l>y our count when it goes out.
Your cooperation in this matter will be
appreciated. It is our desire always to
serve our customers the best we can.
BELK-TYLER CAN SUPPLY YOU WITH
The Children of America soon go back to classes, Mill the moM fortuuute children in
the world; their lives leaf acutely diMtirbed t ban have been the lives of children in any
other land. W lien they go back to school this year he sure that they go |>ro|>erly clothed
with fine merchandise from our special "Back to School'' stock.
Children'? and Girl*'
Newest style dresses
One of the prettiest collection of children's and
older girls' dresses we have ever carried. All of
the very newest styles and all of the newest pat
terns in prints, stripes, plaids and solid colors.
A complete range of sites to choose from. Come
in and select their school dresses.
BOYS' New Bloodhound OVERALLS
Urou want something really tough for them to wear to A A
aohaoi, here'* what you have bean looking for. Made of Ik SfC
good strong material and full cut Will not shrink. Pair
Out at the lareest selections of sweaters
yon will ever see. This complete froap tn
clita lone *>4 short sleeve slip-overs, and
button front styles. A complete ranee of
attractive new colors to choose from.
59* 98< SL98
whit* and black. Saddle
ecaain atjrl**. All
SUP P LIES
TABLETS 2 for 5c
Filler Paper _2 for 5c
PENCILS 2 for 5c
Ink Tablets _2 for 5c|
Back to School Skirts
Every girl will want one or more of
these pretty skirts for school wear
this year. One of the prettiest selec
tions we have ever carried includes
plaids and solid colors.
GIRLS' SCHOOL SWEATERS
Oirle, you just can't get too many sweaters. You always need
a different one to wear with your various skirts. Select from
our large assortment of pullover, tipper and button front style*.
98c to $2.98
GIRLS' PLAID JACKETS
If you want to be different
right on top with the
null ' " "
leaders you 11 juct have to have
one of these plaid Jackets. They're
the very thing for wear with your
new skirt. In plaids and oolid^!
$2.98 to $5.95
Boyt' and GirW
School day* in really shoe day*. If* the
time whoa net of the youacster* sally
forth In now footwear. Let a* fit them.
All colors and
BOYS' LONG and SHORT PANTS
Drew the beys up In new punts for their first day at
school. We have one of the beet selections wo have
ever carried in both lonfies and knickers. Made of
extra fine and hard weariaf materials.
$1.29 to $2.98
Good sturdy shoo* in Slacks aa
tans. Either leather or robber aotai
8liea t 1-t to ?.
1.98 to 3-48
brown u4 white com
binations. browns and blacks in both
asil saddle styles.
2-48 to 2-95
A ? S ? C
To send your children book to
school smartly and serviccably
dressed, make them dresses
from this fine material. Very,
special at this price. Large ae
lection of patterns.
Girls' New Fall Blouses
Nothing complete* a glrl'a appearance more
than a pretty blouse. You'll Just love the many
pretty ones we have awaiting
your choice. Select yours for pf Jh
school wear. All styles, sise* / Mf
and colors?EACH * ww
Boys |usl lore to ?tu |
sweaters to school
From oar largo seta
tion of slip-over audi
button front styles we |
can satisfy any boy.
BOYS' SCHOOL SHIRTS
> Of MtK, year bay *m tan U tan mnr
shirts when he aUrte back to r ?*? "* *"* ?
you buy. A Uffe iilnWia hi sport