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Friday. Augutl 28. 19i2.
The Muddle In India
Of all the muddles in the world today the
one in India is apparently the most muddled
and at the same time the most serious. The
Hindu masses want their freedom, but should
freedom be given them the problem of unity
looms as an even greater problem.
Fighting this war to maintain our own free
dom, it would seem that we would favor free
dom for other peoples, including those of In
dia. The unhampered march of the Japs through
Malaya, the East Indies and other territories
where natives were subjugated to the will of
another people proves that freedom is one of
the prerequisites to the successful, the mean
ingful shouldering of arms. The problem of In
dia is too perplexing for an easy settlement, but
since it involves a billion souls and holds the
key to time and human life for possibly mil
lions of others the leaders of the world can well
devote a great deal of time to the problem. Ov
er m Malaya, the natives ?were not given their
freedom. Their lot under the Japs may not be
as healthy as it was under the British, but in
the final analysis the Malayans are still with
out their freedom and the British are without
Malaya, and we had been told that Singapore
was ever so important.
It is becoming more apparent day by day
that the four freedoms we talk so much about
for ourselves must be made available to all
people everywhere. It will be a great calamity
if we lose them for ourselves while denying
them to others. The Indian question is load
ed with dynamite, and it is hoped that the cause
of the Allies will not be shattered by an explo
sion of the problem.
U orld Domination, I'leaae
Reports from Istanbul are that a nazi with a
"passion for anonymity" has intimated that
Germany soon will be willing to make what
she has always wanted?peace. Nothing offi
cial about it; nazidom can and will if exped
ient, deny it; nevertheless it is likely that Wo
tan has brought forth a coo. By fall Germany
hopes to have both Ukraine and Caucasus in
hand and to eliminate Kussia-in-Europe as a
danger to her plans. The nazi spokesman, hoax
man, or whatever he was in Turkey, respect
fully explained that the axis did not hope to
beat the United States but expected to hit us
hard enough with planes and submarines to in
duce in us a sickness for war and a desire for
Like that insect?is it the sphex??which par
alyzes its victim's motor nerves in order that
it can feed on it at will, Germany is striking at
Russia's motor nerve, the oil of the Caucasus.
If Germany can make peace, then she can af
ford to resume her role of boaconstrictor with
a continent or two in her toils . . .
The saintly Heinrich Himmler concludes that
the hazis have been called by God to rule the
world because "they are the perfection of hu
manity in the midst of barbarism." Wilhelm Sta
pel, another of Hitler's stooges, chortles: "Look
at the marching German youth and realize that
they have been created by God. Warfare is their
art, and ruling their profession." These are the
people, made drunk on blood and mad by pow
er, who kindly ask us for a little time to con
solidate their demination over ourselves and
They shall not have it. There will be no time
out in this war. The wounded people of the out
raged earth will see to it that the nazis are
given no respite until they are destroyed. Their
geopoliticians calculated on land and water,
but there is another element?the air. Hitler
has said that there are no islands any more.
Now the big bombers are saying that there is
no World Island, in language that even a nazi
will understand in time.?
W ar And The Profit Motive
Christian Science Monitor.
A lively discussion in Britain has followed a
remark made by Ernest Bevin, the British Min
ister of Labor, who said he did not believe that
profit would be the great motive in business
after the war. The discussion derived some of
its pungency from the fact that the phrase "prof
it motive" is one much used by those who are
bent on discrediting so-called "capitalist democ
racy." The term has been used as if everyone
who sought profits had no other motive in life
but the extraction of the utmost gain from the
labor of others.
The desire to get more than one's own share
of the world's goods is one which needs restrain
ing. But the profit motive is not different in
kind from that which makes a worker seek
larger wages. The motive is not necessarily base
in the one case or the other No worker should
be content with a wage that does not keep his
family in decency, and no controller of a busi
ness concern should be content to run it on a
basis which does not reasonably insure it against
insolvency, and perhaps provide means of ex
pansion Not profits, but excessive profits are
It is suggested that service to the community
is the alternative to the profit motive. But the
two are not necessarily in opposition. No man
is likely to be good at his business unless he
likes the work for its own sake, and takes pride
in the article he produces.
We rightly demand that industry should be
something more than a machine for turning out
profits, and that it should be designed to pro
vide the best conditions of work for workers
and to serve the community by the excellence
of its products. In an ideal state everyone would
work in the spirit of a craftsman who takes joy
in producing something that is useful; but even
so it will be a part of his technique to work ac
cording to his means and allow something for
The war in Britain has shown that the tran
sition from the. narrow idea of profit making
to the all-inclusive idea of service is not a dif
ficult one. War industry's profits are controlled.
The gas company asks customers to "consume
less gas." Railway companies have printed no
tices: "Is your journey really necessary?" The
black marketman remains a profiteer?but goes
Throughout industry today profit-making as
an obsessing motive is being discouraged, and
production, though still conditioned by the
need to make a living, is quickened by pride,
self-respect, efficiency and patriotism.
Moral* Tor Vivtory
Christian Science Monitor.
Many persons today are expressing regret ov
er attitudes too noticeable not only in regions
of great war activity, but elsewhere throughout
the United States. At the same time, those con
cerned with the home front* hear a growing
protest against the apparent indifference of
some Americans toward success in the war.
Less, however, seems to be said about the
fact that moral attitudes and the winning of
the war bear a close relation to each other. Ei
ther because too many fear that they may be
called puritanical if they take a stand for a high
morality, or because they have not considered
the matter at all, they act as if morality, tem
perance, temperateness, were without vital
bearing in military enterprise.
Yet the "fast" living about which there is
complaint results logically in just the kind of
languid passivity that hampers war effort.
When men and women crowd night clubs and
saloons and the cheapest kind of theatrical ex
hibits in a perpetual effort to forget everything,
and bet millions on the races, and make exist
ence hideous for anyone whose business ob
liges him to sleep in hotels, we cannot expect
them the next day to be physically or mental
ly prepared for winning the war.
Eor some the war is at best a kind of Miami
Beach enterprise in which everybody has to
come up from the water long enough to give
Hitler a spanking, so that he will thereafter
let them alone. Hitler would like nothing bet
ter than to hear that their number is increas
War calls for a great integration of energies,
not the lassitude that follows the frittering
away of energy. Unless we free peoples are stir
red by moral demands, and supported by them,
we will not soon win the war against Hitler
and his powerful allies. But if we are constant
ly guided by something that we know is in
keeping with the best in us, we shall gain the
concentration and the drive that successful
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Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning service, 11 a. m.
Worship service, 8:30 p. m. The
union service will be held at the
Methodist Church, and Rev. John
Hardy will deliver the sermon.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Worship service, 11 a. m. Rev. Cy
rus W. Bazemore will preach.
Training Union,' 7:30 p. m.
Worship service, 8 30 p. m. Union
service will be held at the Methodist
Church Pastor Hardy will preach.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship and sermon, 11
Evening union service, 8:30 p. m.
Rev. John W. Hardy, rector of the
Episcopal Church, will preach. This
is the last of the evening union serv
ices for the summer.
Mid-week player meeting Wed
nesday, 8:00 p. m. Notice the change
in the day and hour.
Choir reharsal will flolow the mid
week prayer service.
Visitors and strangers will receive
a hearty welcome at all the services
of the church.
Earl Ashley Has
The identity of Earl D. Ashley,
hero in the Midway battle a few
months ago, has been identified fol
lowing an exchange of. letters by
Pvt W. A. Gurganus and his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Gurganus,
of this county.
"Ashley is from Williamston, South
Carolina," tne young Gurganus lad
wrote from his station in the Pacific,
explaining that he had a friend who
had visited the young hero in the
hospital and learned that he (Ash
ley) was from the South Carolina
town. It was reported that Ashley
was from this town, and the report
was giyen credence because several
Ashley boys had lived in and near
Williamston and because there was
one named Karl I). Ashley who lived
in Chowan County.
Shortly after the report was re
ceived, it was checked and the iden
tity of the young man could not be
definitely established and it was
stated at the time that possibly some
error had been made.
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Mr. Elbert Harrison, of Fort Bragg,
is spending the week-end here with
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