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Friday, August 21. 1942.
Will The South Go Hun/cry?
Starvation will hardly grip our fair section,
but hunger in the Southland is indeed possible
Depression periods have caused numbers of hu
mans to wander behind the diggers in peanut
fields during the past, and in the final analysis
starvation can be balked-by foraging in the
fields and woods, but the outlook for anything
like a complete and balanced diet is not any
too bright No, the situation is not alarming, but
it is a recognized fact that the South is not pro
ducing enough beef to feed its own people.
J, R Hawkins, of the South Carolina Exten
sion Division, recently said, in part: "The hope
that the South"Atlantic Seabuaid may one day
produce enough livestock to feed its own people
has been in the hearts of livestock extension
workers in this and adjoining states for a long
time. Statistical reports on the beef cattle and
hog populations and productions have been
watched anxiously for signs of encouragement.
But while improvement has been registered,
progress has been slow and we are still far short
of our goal
"Added to the fact that more meat produced
here would provide better diets and release
that from other sections for war needs and ex
ports, we are confronted with the fact that meat
shipped to this section taxes the facilities of pro
cessors and transportation concerns . . ."
There's something to be said in behalf of the
free exchange of products and goods, for the
specialized production in the most suitable
places and under the most advantageous condi
tions, but just now the self-sufficing territory
stands a better chance of weathering the storm
than those sections where cash crops are pro
duced and where cash is used to buy food from
Briefly stated, we have ample cash, not a
great deal to be sure, and we can't eat the stuff.
And it is quite possible that we can't buy all the
articles of food we have been buying or all that
we actually need.
The distribution of branded beef has already
been upset by the war, and the replacement of
staple foods is lagging apparently far behind
Martin County has about 50,000 hogs or more
than an adequate supply, but it is short on so
many other foods including beef, milk, eggs
and butter and possibly a few others. The de
pression period called for a live-at-home pro
gram. Now, it would appear that actual want
and hunger call for a marked advance toward
a live-at-home plan, for in this period of un
certainty one acre of food stuffs and a few cows,
beef cattle, poultry and eggs may mean more
than a whole farm planted in tobacco.
It't Not All Natl
Aside from the horrors, suffering and death,
all that's connected with the current war or all
that growing out of the war is not bad.
Those whose business has been wiped out
should remember the Civil War soldier who saw
inflation wip out his last dollar and recogniz
ing his freedom from worry over money he
rolled over and over on the ground and shout
ed with sheer delight. Surely, we'd call a man
who would do a thing like that in this day and
age crazy. But that penniless soldier had some
Those who have been burdened with time
and luxury are now in line to live, to recognize
the value of work, sweat and thrift, that char-,
acter and position are founded on long hours
of work and self-denial.
It is quite possible that the social way of life
may be changed and instead of the youngster
getting an automobile, a tuxedo and the liquor
habit before he earned a penny, he'll have to
reckon with basic economic virtues. And before
the daughter has to have a manicure, a perma
nent, a sports roadster and so many evening
gowns, she will have to learn to boil an egg.
It has been truthfully said, "We've made the
round trip. For a long time to come it's going to
be work, work, and save, save, save. The young
people of this nation have hard years ahead of
them, but we anticipate that they will get more
?olid enjoyment out of the struggle than they
would out of an annuity that shielded them com
pletely from the hank aspects of Ufa."
Dividendt in Rationing
By Donald A- Laird In lha Christian
After Pearl Harbor I tried to prepare my
self for the rigors of wartime restrictions and
rationing. The more 1 thought about the things
I would have to give up, the sorrier I felt for
myself. I am afraid I was not as peeved at the
Axis nations as I was sorry for myself.
Now that I have had a sample of restrictions,
both in the United States and in Canada, where
they are tighter, it does not seem that things
have been taken away from me. What has hap
pened is that other things have been given me.
There is the artist who lives in Whippoorwill
Hollow, for instance. He always seemed to
mind his own business so carefully that I
thought he might have ice water in his veins?
or that he had an objection to people with whis
kers. Then came gas rationing.
"Do you want to go to Middletown?" he ask
ed me when we met at the little country store.
"I've got to go in, and would enjoy company.
Makes your gas go farther, too."
So 1 save gas and rubber, and find a friend
liness I had not suspected. For the first time
I can really enjoy the scenery as we keep un
der forty miles an hour. And I am getting bet
ter acquainted with my neighbors.
# * *
There are the old-fashioned suppers at the
rural churches for instance. Always a feast, and
always good fellowship. But I had not got the
most out of them until the restrictions came
along on gasoline.
We had always driven the few miles to the
suppers alone. We would visit a bit, and then
drive back in solitary grandeur.
Now we have discovered that the best part
of these occasions is the jolly fun of an automo
bile jammed with neighbors. How lonesome
those rides used to be.
Recently I had to be in western Canada for
a week of lecturing. It was an eighteen-hour
trip by airplane?but priorities crowded me off
The flight, and-f-had to spend three days and
nights on a train. Foolishly, I thought of can
celing the engagement.
The seventy-two hours on the train were a
revelation. They were so enjoyable, after I got
over my annoyance, that I am looking forward
with real pleasure to another ride of sixty
eight hours next week. A year ago I imagined
my time was so valuable that I would only go
places reached by planes. How much I missed
I missed getting acquainted with the half
breed Indian, returning as a casualty from ov
erseas. Missed knowing the young naval offi
cers being shifted to -the Pacific scene. Missed
the stimulation of knowing the wealthy Scot,
now a regimental sergeant. '
1 am glad, too, that now I ride for hours on
the busses. There is no other transportation in
the world that equals a bus for enjoyable com
panionship. Personally, I'll trade you a dozen
high-power executives working silently on an
airplane for the stimulation of two talkative
middle-aged women on a bus who are eager to
tell about their sons now in training.
It was on a bus that I jotted down a recipe for
molasses pecan pie?a sugar-saving delicacy;
and sweet potato pie, made with rich, dark mo
lasses. I would not have learned about these
in a million miles by plane, but got the secrets
from a white-haired southern woman who sat
beside me on a bus ride.
It is not the sugar-saving aid that is import
ant. My morale has been helped, my experience
made richer; by the companionship. We are get
ting better acquainted all around. The Axis
cannot take that away?and I want to keep it.
after the war.
Families are not broken when a member is
taken thousands of miles away on active serv
ice. Our own experience with this greatest war
restriction of all is that the separation actually
draws the family closer together. My son was
in that stage of development when youth some
times feels its wings have been clipped too long.
But a few weeks in the Royal Canadian Air
Force brought new attitudes. As the parcel of
his favorite home-made brownies arrived ev
ery week, at the sacrifice of sugar rations by
the home folks (and some of their neighbors,
bless them), his outlook on the world and his
It is the present-day miracle, duplicated in
thousands of homes: Families are not broken
up by war sendee; they are drawn closer to
War restrictions? Already they have brought
me things worth a fortune which I was miss
ing. I daresay the restrictions are doing the
same for everyone who will only pause to think
about what he is getting in exchange for the
few things he is giving up.
fits The Crime
The execution of six saboteurs and the long
imprisonment for two others clearly indicates,
despite Christian tenements, that the world
struggle is one of survival, that drastic measures
must be employed if Christianity and its sup
porting ideals are to retain a vestige on this
Death penalty is harsh treatment, but in the
case of the six German saboteurs it fits the
War ia like other evils, it must be met when
it is unavoidable, and such gain as can be got
from it, must be won.?W. G. Sumner, "War"
Regular service at Riddick's Grove
Baptist 'Church Sunday evening at
5:00 o'clock. Members please be pres
ent. and the public is invited.
Piney Grove Baptist
Regular service at Piney Grove
Baptist Church Sunday night at 8:30
a'clock. This will , close our regular
Bible study of the book of John.
Come and let's make the closing les
son the most interesting of all The
public is invited.
Bible school. 9.45 a. m. Lesson top
ic: ' Realizing the Presence of God."
Morning worship, 11 a. m Rev. R
H. Lucas, of Plymouth, will be our
Training Union, 7:30 p m. Discus
sion topic: "Making Decisions"
Evening worship, 8:30 p. m. Unior.
service at the Christian Church, and
Pastor Hurley will preach.
Bible School. 9 45 a. m. Commun
ion service to follow the Biblt
Union services will be held wit!
us at 8:30 p. m. with Rev B T. Hur
ley preaching on the subject, "Goc
Waiting for Man." Public is cordiallj
invited to attend.
Prayer service Thursday, 815 p
ni Subject, "The Breaking of Day.'
The Youth Conference of Disciple!
of Christ in North Carolina convene:
at Atlantic Christian College Fridaj
August 21, and concludes the 26th
Frances J arman, John L. Goff anc
Jane Johnson Goff will accompanj
Mr Goff from the Williamstor
church. Mr. Goff will serve as Dear
of Men and Director of Recreation
Gas and tire shortage made it nec
essary to change the place of meet
Church school, 9:45 a. m. A specia
feature of the opening service of the
church school will be a brief historj
of the Methodist Church in William
ston by Alberta Knox.
Morning worship and sermon, 11
a. m. Subject of sermon, "Faith's Su
The Union Evening service will bt
at the Christian Church at 8:30 p
m. The pastor of the Methodist
Church will bring the message. Sub
ject, "God Waiting for Man."
Mid-week prayer meeting Wed
nesday, 8:30 p. m Notice the change
from Thursday evening to Wednes
day evening. Choir rehearsal will
follow this service.
Is Behind Schedule
This new accenting of the suprem
lcy of the armed forces over civil
ian claims in all matter of compe
tition for materials and machines
i-ame on the heels of the OWI report
which made official the news that
war production, despite the mag
nificent pace that has been set, still
nas lagged behind schedule because
af "faulty control of materials." And
it underlined, grimly, the fact that
)ur production will have to go fast
er and more "all-out" than it has
yet. For example, viewing the new
record of 71 cargo ships and tankers
delivered into ; f vice in July, the
OW1 said that even if our shipbuild
ing pace continue- t rise and sink
ings to decrease 'v. . shall probably
be well into 1 f?43 before we again
have as much shipping as we had
on December 7, 194L'
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
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 dav of July, 1942.
l. b wynne:,
jy31-4t Clerk Superior Court.
NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND
Whereas, on the 26th day of Sep
tember. 1939, G. H. Manning and
wife. Helen Manning, executed and
delivered to H. C. Leaman, Trustee
for the Land Bank Commissioner, a
certain deed of trust which is record
ed in the office of the Register of
Deeds for Martin County, North
Carolina, in Book N-3, at page 591;
and the undersigned W. O. McGib
ony has been duly substituted as the
Trustee therein under the provisions
thereof, by an instrument in writing
dated July 19, 1941, and duly record
ed in Book Y-3, page 592, Martin
County Registry; and
Whereas, default has been made
in the payment of the indebtedness
thereby secured as therein provided,
and the substitute trustee has been
requested by the owner and holder
thereof to exercise the power of sale
Now, Therefore, under and by vir
tue of the authority conferred by
the said deed of trust the undersign
ed Substitute Trustee will on the 14
day of September, 1942. at the court
house door of Martin County, North
Carolina, at twelve o'clock noon of
fer for sale to the highest bidder for
cash, the following real estate:
All that certain tract or parcel of
land, containing One Hundred Twen
ty-three (123) acres, more or less,
lying and being in Goose Nest Town
ship. Martin County, North Caro
lina, and being on the Public Road
leading from Hamilton to Oak City.
about one-half (1-2) mile east of
the town of Oak City, and bow own
ed by and in the possession of O. H.
Manning and wife, Helen Manning,
adjoining the lands of J. T. Daniel
on the north and west, the lands of
N. M. Worsely on the south and the
lands of L. T. Chesson on the east,
and more particularly described ac
cording to map thereof made by A.
Corey, Surveyor, dated March 22.
1939, a copy of which is now on file
with the Federal Land Bank of Col
umbia. The property is more fully
described by metes and bounds in
the deed of trust above mentioned,
to which reference is made.
This property is being sold subject
to an outstanding deed of trust ex
ecuted by G. H. Manning and wife,
Helen Manning, to H. C. Learn an.
Trustee for the Federal Land Bank
of Columbia, recorded in Book N-3,
page 589, in the office of the Regis
ter of Deeds of Martin County, North
A deposit of 10 per cent of any
bid not exceeding $500 and 5 per
cent of any bid in excess thereof will
be required. If said deposit is not
made at the close of the bidding, the
property will be resold at two oclock
P. M. of the same day.
This the 13th day of August, 1942.
W O McGIBONY,
B. A. Critcher, Agent and Atty
For Substituted Trustee. a!4-4t
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