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Tuesday, August 25, 1942.
iYo< Preparing For That
Proverbial Rainy Day
It isn't with the idea of censuring their acts,
but it is with all sincerity that the few lines
below, however feeble they might be, are at
Undisputed facts show that too many of us
are not preparing for that proverbial rainy day.
And it is on the recognizable theory that it is
better to be prepared and not need the prep
aration than it is to be unprepared and need
the preparation. While patriotism has been
shouted to the housetop, the cold facts are that
many of the highly-paid wage earners are tak
ing the war savings stamps received as part
payment in their salary envelopes and convert
ing them into cash as rapidly as possible. Asked
if they could not possibly lay aside that much
and help finance the war effort and, at the
same time, build up a reserve for themselves,
most of the over-night patriots declare they
need the money. Possibly some of them do, but
it is quite apparent that some of them are ut
terly wasting much money that should be go
ing into savings accounts. It is also apparent
that when "tight" times come again, and it is
doggone good and certain that they will come
in due time, these short-sighted, squandering
patriots will be out in search of a public teat
to suck. There have been times when public
teat sucking was in order and the reliefer could
not help himself, but right now the average
person can determine his own fate to a large
extent, at least. If he squanders his savings to
day, he will, in all probability, be one of those
to look for relief in the future. If this old world
is not knocked off its axis and out of its orbit,
there'll not be an over-flowing public teat for
many to suck, and the milk from a cruel fate
and a hard experience wij) be bitter, no doubt,
and without life-sustaining properties.
If a man who is making "big' money now
can't save, how can he live off poverty when
poverty comes again?
? The Tariff Again
Even when imports such as sugar and coffee
are running short and people are receiving lim
ited rations, the old tariff school is busily en
gaged in high import duties.
While it may have some good points, the tar
iff has been a bone of contention and possibly
the cause of much international strife and war.
Yet, there are those who would close themselves
in a shell to enjoy the peace and quiet until
world revolution bakes the shell and forces
them out. The tariff adherents say that its elim
ination will lower the standard of living for
us. Possibly we would have ot change our econ
omy, but a voluntary change might be prefer
able to a war on a world-wide scale ever so
many years. Trade restrictions, coupled with
.other apparent causes, laid the foundation for
the present world-wide struggle, and when
the final bill is paid, in sweat, blood, tears and
property the cost will be far greater than all
the combined gains of the tariff.
When all mankind adjusts his plan of econ
omy, his way of thinking and his way of life
to the common cause of the common man
throughout the world then we will be on the
road to a permanent peace. But so long as man
made barriers hamper the free flow of trade
and the friendly relationships of men, war
and strife will be reaped and reaped at a stag
Tabor Day 1942
By Ruth Taylor.
Labor Day 1942 finds us all workers?work
ers and fighters in a war against tyranny,
against despots who would make us all slaves.
We must meet their attack as a united nation
?not as a loose confederation of groups or
classes. Unfortunately we have not yet fully
grasped the fact that this is a War of Survival
of all the people, not a' People's War in the
proletarian sense. There is too much lobbying
and prating of classes and groups when what
we really need is not a consciousness of class
but an awareness of unity.
This is not a war for any one group of citi
zens. It is a war in which all Americans have
a part. We cannot fight Hitler by crushing any
group in this country. We cannot destroy the
labor movement and retain free business en
terprise. We cannot destroy industry and keep
a free labor movement or avoid collective farm
ing. We cannot damn one minority without
damning all .
In the totalitarian states it was not Organiz
ed Labor alone that suffered. Free associations
of employers were also abolished. Neither col
lective bargaining nor collaboration of labor and
industry was allowed.
We must remember these things today for
the enemy is attacking us not merely on land,
on sea and in the air, but also in our hearts
and heads, taking advantage of every ignorance,
of every prejudice, of every weakness?setting
group against group, class against class.
We must not be blind to those things for
which we are fighting?freedom of thought and
discussion and worship. We must not merely
concede them?we must practice them. Intol
erance saps the moral strength of its adherents.
Those who regiment are slaves no less than
those who are regimented. What we must do
is to work in fellowship, in the spirit of friend
There should be a little mQ^p?,pf the Golden
Rule and a little less Blackstohe in our relations
with each other. Our entire system of life is
on trial. How it proves itself will determine the
future. After all?we aw-?ll workers, no mat
ter what our job?and any man with an insur
ance policy or money in the)bank is a partner
in industry. When we have/had prosperity ?
all of us had it; when depression struck- all felt
We must learn how td"work together: how
the way of cooperation; work?coordination ac
tions for the nation is a whole; together?with
mutual trust and /espect. This applies to ev
ery one: those whp operate our factories or
who work in them; those who toil on farms, in
offices or at home. All must work together with
an awareness that what they do or neglect do
ing will determine the future of the country.
We have no right to take "class" sides. We
must work for the common good, in groups if
we choose, but we must never forget that the
welfare of the nation as a whole transcends the
private interest of uny group. This is democ
Yetierday In Tomorrow
By Ruih Taylor.
Life is but a Collection of memories. By what
do we measure time? Not by the swift passage
of the years but by intangible, long-remembered
scenes, sounds and scents. The brown depths of
a little stream seen from a car window bring
back the brown-depthed quiet pools of half
forgotten woodlands long ago.
The great oak towers in the quiet field. There
was once another friendly tree that swarmed
with happy children. Our memories are of sim
ple things?laughter, peace, the.carefree sum
mer days, tiger lilies flaunting by the roadside
hollyhocks straight against a wall. "Since yes
terday it is so long ago."
There are those who bewail the passing of
time. There are those who feel that in the new
purposeful world there will be no time for lit
tle things. But they misinterpret the signs.
We fight for one reason only?that we may
return to those things that men call little, but
which are after all the great things of life. On
ly this time we will cleave closer to the credo
that these simple happinesses are the right of
all?and at the end we will see to it that they
are the lot of all.
It was not the Germans of the old school,
steeped in the quiet peace of "gemutlich" liv
ing, who followed Hitler?but the young whose
lives had been warped by war, who grew up
without traditions and without the pride of
stainless honor. The collapse of France came
long before the fall of France. The Chinese,
however, fight on because they have known
from birth that what has been will be again.
We failed at Pearl Harbor because we had for
gotten. But once our memories awoke, not to
vainglorious thoughts of Yorktown, Trenton
and Manila, but to Valley Forge, to the Alamo,
to Gettysburg ,then we rallied and stood firm.
All of which we are sure lies in the past. The
strong, certain things of living?on theSr we
can build, so that again small children may
pick black-eyed Susans in a field free from the
threat from the sky, young love can dream and
plan the carefree hours away, and those who
have loved may go on together .sharing both
life and memory.
"Since yesterday it is so long ago"?but yes
terday is tomorrow.
Double Duty And No Duty
According to a report recently released by
the Federation of Business and Professional Wo
men's Clubs, those mothers who worked saw
more of their children than those who did not
work. The report also points out that the contin
ual presence of the mother in the home does not
necessarily imply good care of the home and
children for she may be a disturbing influence.
It is one of those mysteries of life how a work
ing mother can spend more time in the home
and spend it to advantage to her children than
another mother whose hands are idle. The one is
doing double duty, while the other is failing in
a single duty. And it is something to think
about. There are those who play all the while
and never accomplish anything and there are
those who do not accomplish as much as they
could because they work all the time and nev
THE TIME. THE PLACE. AND THE GIRL!
c ?*-'a . -
New WPB Deputy
Ernest Kaniler, region*! due. lor
for the WPB ?t Detroit, has been
named deputy chairman of the War
Production Hoard in Washington.
Kanzler formerly wai vice-presi
dent in charge of production fur
Ford Motor Company.
(Central P< ess)
Hundreds of Once
Out Of Product ion
A new survey of WPB orders is
hUed the first (> months of 1942 shows
that hundreds of household items
ance considered almost in the es j
iontial class have already been tak I
?n off the Nation's production lines
ind that, when present inventories
ire gone, citizens will have to turn
o substitutes or "make do" with j
at hat they have.
High in the list of these articles
ire numerous electrical appliances,
anging from such relatively essen
tal items as refrigerators and
anges to luxury items like waffle
rons and hair dryers z
These products were manufactur
ed in some 28,000 plants located in
11 parts of the country in which were
mploycd si)nil* 1.500.000 workers,
'hi- factory sales value of ; the civil
;m products nvanufactured in those
> Units last-year was approximately
Scwral million tons of steel, cop
ier. brass, aluminum, rubber, phus
ics and other materials were con
utned annually in the production of
he so civilian products
Now the bulk of-that material will
>e sa\ I'd tor use in the war program,
n fact, 'the same factories that for
nerly used these metals in the man
ij'actuiv of refrigerators, radios,
cashing machines, and the like, are
ibw using '.'the 'same materials, the
uii1' tool-, and the saine workers to
nake guiis. airplane parts, tank parts
Hid jnany other weapons of war
danv nl the plants ate already tuni
ng out a greater volume of war wea
pons than their peak production of
Civilian production of the follow
ng goods has already been stopped:
?lectrical appliances, domestic oil
aimers, mechanical refrigerators.
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domestic washing machines and iron
i?rs, electric ranges, most of the non
electric cooking'ranges and heaters,
electric fans, metal household furni
ture, radios, sewing machines, vac
jum cleaners, lawn mowers and such
luxury items as musical instruments,
goti clubs, fishing table, and out
Production of an equally long list
>f everyday household articles has
aeen sharply cut With all but the
most essential of them due to go out
>f production entirely as soon as fab
icated parts have been used up
Cotton and paper makers hope to
supply the need for new bags while
10 burlap?or the jute from which
t is made?can come from India,
irgest supply source before the
As the 1942 cotton picking season
jets underway, farmers are con
ronted with grade and staple prem
urns and discounts entirely differ
?nt from those of recent years
Agricultural commodities from
arms and ranches in every one of
he 48 states are contributing to
?well the volunio of food stuffs which
ho Government/ is delivering for
shipment to the United Nations
The proper handling of applet dur
ing harvesting and packing and the
use of proper storage methods be
fore shipment will lessen the load
nn war-burdened transportation fa
Mr and Mrs W E. Dunn and chil
dren. Marjorie and John, spent Sun
day at Morehead.
North Carolina. Martin County.
The undersigned having qualified
a.> 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 them to the undersigned on
or before the 24th day of July, 1943.
or this notice will be plead in bar of
their recovery. All persons indebted
to said estate will please make Im
mediate payment to the undersign
ed at Willsamston, N C.
This 24th day of July, 1942.
B A CRITCHER,
Z. V. BUNTING.
Time Marches On
And So Do Tax
Pay Now & Save
A penalty of only five per cent is be
ing charged on l')ll taxes during the
niontli of August, luil on September
1st the penalty will rise.
I'ay your tuxes during the remain
ing days id August ami sare the
THE TOWN OF
UM6LE SMI, Mr.FARMER, REEDS HOGS!
And You. Mr. Farmer, to Produce Ther>e Hogs to Give Our
Fighting Men and Ch<: lliii.es "Food tor Victory"
Pre late Slogs and Profit with ...
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