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Entered at the post office in Williamston, N.
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Friday, September 11, 1942.
Prepare To Make Sacrifices
Speaking on the third anniversary of the war,
Brigadier General John T. Kennedy warned
that the task ahead was not an easy one, that
we must without question be prepared to make
a supreme effort and great sacrifices. "Then
and only then shall we be keeping faith with
the fighting men of our Allies and our own
forces," he said.
The general continued, "Three years of con
stant struggle against an unholy trio of pagan
rulers have or should have impressed us with
the problem we still must overcome. Three
years of heartbreak, of blood, sweat and tears
have not yet destroyed the enemy. And it may
well be that a fourth year will not achieve the
complete and ultimate victory we must win if
we are to preserve our civilization.
"I cannot stress too strongly the magnitude
of the task America's military forces must ac
complish," the general continued, warning ci
vilians not to underestimate for a moment the
immensity of the challenge.
In conclusion the Army man said, "Yet, how
ever much we must all sacrifice, however cruel
the heartbreaking days ahead may be, let us
all make up our minds that we must dedicate
our homes, our earthly goods, our lives if need
be, to the achievement of this victory which we
simply cannot forego."
The general's warning is a clear one with an
appeal urging everyone to accept willingly and
without complaint the sacrifices that are cer
tain to come. Should we be forced to turn to
the mule and horse for transportation, the gen
eral asks us to accept the change and not com
plain, but to make the best of the change and
not complain. If we are forced to give up our
coffee, tea and sugar, experience meatless days
and go in ragged clothes, the general asks us
not to complain. He did not refer to any one
sacrifice, but he did say that we must sacrifice,
and these, no doubt, will be included. These
sacrifices and more must be accepted without
complaint if we are to keep faith with the fight
ing men of our Allies and our own forces.
Building For .4 Better llnilorstaruiing
Thousands of British families are opening
their homes to American youths 011 week-end
leaves a recent report coming from the Red
Cross headquarters in London where approxi
mately 5,000 invitations are classified each
week, stating that the rich and humble alike
on lonely farms in Scotland, mining villages in
Northumbria, cottages and country houses in
the Midland and the homes of London, are ex
tending the young men a real welcome.
Accepting the invitations in a spirit of appre
ciation and understanding, the representatives
of this nation can do much to build a stronger
unity between the two countries. In too many
cases we have been ready to talk about minor
differences, to hold ourselves up as the saviors
of others. English customs may not meet with
our complete approval just as ours may not
meet with the complete approval of the Eng
lish. But aside from the petty differences there
are those basic principles that bind the two na
tions together, and offered and accepted in a
spirit of friendliness, the invitations to the
young men are certain to work for a better un
derstanding among the people of both countries.
Society Of Mercy
The Dara County Tk
The International Red Cross, which was or
ganised in 1864 as the result of work of a
young Swiss businessman, to relieve suffering
of all those wounded on the field of battle,
whether friend or foe, has become one of the
greatest .humanitarian organizations in the
world, doing great work in both time of peace
and time of war, and today its work in the
present global war is outstanding?making It
truly a Society of Mercy.
The helping hand of this great organization
em recently felt by a Southern Albemarle fam
ily, when it made It poarible for Mr. and Mrs.
Mat Barry of Engelhard to send vitamin tab
Ma and other Mains to their son Bryan, now a
war priaoner at the Empire -of Japan. This
t hardly been possible had it net been
1 Red Croat.
Some 40,000,000 people, living in all parts of
the world, belong to the Red Cross. All civiliz
ed nations are a party to the Treaty of Geneva,
which makes the Red Cross an official and an
inlerhalisnat Organization. The American or
ganization with its 15,000,000 adult members
and about the same number of young people,
is the largest national society. Japan is second
with 3,630,000 members.
As a result of the terms of the Geneva Prison
ers of War Convention of 1929, the Internation
al Red Cross Committee is given the right to
inspect prison conditions in the various war
ring countries to see that the war-prisoners are
kept in clean, well-heated places, given medi
cal treatment, freedom to exercise their relig
ion, and to take part in sports, as well as see
that they are allowed to correspond with rela
tives and friends, their mail being carried free,
and they may receive parcels of food, books, etc.
In every country, colony and territory
throughout the world, the Red Cross work is
helpful to the needy and suffering. When dis
aster strikes, the Red Cross moves in and helps.
As in the past, during this terrible, bloody war
of survival that involves six continents, this in
ternational organization is proving itself a So
cietv of Mercv.
If the people of this nation would stop and
think how much low literacy standards have
cost, how illiteracy has eliminated hundreds of~
thousands from service in the armed forces,
they would not remain indifferent to the laws
requiring attendance upon the schools. The en
forcement of the compulsory attendance laws
now is too late to relieve a bad situation, but
who knows but what the need for educated
youths twenty years or even ten or fifteen years
from now will be greater than it is today.
The first two days of school in this county
last week found a goodly number of little tots,
white and colored, wandering around in the
streets and others a bit larger filling the gap
caused by a labor shortage. Child labor in the
years gone by is partly responsible for the re
jection of numbers of men by the armed forces
in recent months. Then indifference on the part
of parents and guardians has had its telling ef
The very fact that hundreds of thousands of
men have been rejected on account of low lit
eracy standards should in this day and age and
even in the face of serious labor shortages teach
us the error of our ways and force us to see
that every child gets every advantage the
schools offer day by day. Let's hope that those
to be educated or schooled today will not be
needed for war at any time in the future, but
beyond that hope is the absolute certainty that
universal education will be needed iP close
the wounds of war and maintain the peace we
are going to win now,
Keen Them Cheerful
* ' i zr
Working with service men in scattered coun
tries throughout the world, representatives of
the Red Cross have learned that "bad news"
from home has a disturbing effect on those who
carry arms. It is not suggested that facts be
withheld from the men, but it is important that
trivial worries and petty misfortunes be skip
ped over in writing to the father, son, brother
The Red Cross says:
The friend or relative who worries a soldier
or sailor with petty home troubles or alarms
him by exaggerating an illness or a problem
when there is no real reason to worry him is
helping to demoralize a good soldier?helping
Next time you write, don't seek an outlet for
your own troubles by shifting them to the
shoulders of an American fighting man. Keep
A Nation I'ray*
Christian Science Monitor.
As the fourth year of the war began, a great
nation knelt in prayer. And arose refreshed,
hearts strengthened, faith renewed, and re
dedicated to the battle against the evil forces
that would, if they could, outlaw all prayer,
all reverence, all religion.
For fifteen minutes, not a wheel.turned, not
a hammer fell, not a hand moved in Great Brit
ain's war production effort. Yet in that brief
period, the Nation fqrtified itself in a way be
yond any power of machine, or shell, or tanks,
or guns to fortify it.
During the morning, afternoon, and evening,
crowned heads and charwomen, civilians and
soldiers, defense workers and airmen, join
ed in prayer together. The prayers went up alike
from Westminster Abbey and churches deroof
ed by bombing, from mobile chapels and army
A people, spiritually quickened through
three years of war, prayed not for quick de
liverance, but for courage to meet whatever
comes, worthiness for victory, and for the es
tablishment of peace and good wilL
Thus today a nation and a people are strong
er, more worthy, and a little further along the
road to a righteous peace. For, as Mary Baker
Eddy has stated, "Prayer can neither change
God, nor bring His designs into mortal modes;
but it can and does change our modes and our
false sense of Life, Love and Truth, uplifting
us to Htm. Such prayer humiliates, purifies,
and quickens activity, in the direction that is
Twantgr-five cents in War Sayings Stamps
will provide a soldier's mess kit
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sub
ject, "Religion lor Youth,"
Young People's meeting, 7 p. m.
Subject, "Between Book Covers."
Evening service, 8 p. m. Subject,
"The Door of Hope."
Junior Philathea Bible class meets
Monday at 8:30 o'clock with Mrs. Til
Choir rehearsal Tuesday, 8 p m ,
at the church
Mid-week service Wednesday, 8
p. m Subject, "Grasping the Mind of
Bible school, 9:4 5a. m. Lesson top
ic, "The Perils of Favoritism and
Worship service, 11 a. m. Sermon
subject, "Four Steps to Salvation."
Training union, 7 p. m.
Worship service, 8 p. m. Sermon
subject will be announced.
Prayer and praise service. 8 p. m.,
Church school, 9:45 a. m. All who
are not attending Sunday school else
where are heartily invited to attend
Morning worship and sermon, 11
a. m. Subject of sermon, "When
Evening worship and sermon, 8:00
Mid-week prayer service, Wednes
day, 8 p. m. Choir rehearsal after
the prayer service.
HOLLY SPRINGS METHODIST
Revival services will begin at
Holly Springs Methodist Church on
Monday night, September 14th, and
will continue throughout the week.
Services will be held each night at
8:30. The community is heartily in
vited to attend these services.
The revival meeting at Cedar
Branch Baptist Church will begin
Sunday night at 8:30 o'clock, and
continue each night through the
next week, closing on the third Sun
day night. Dr. W. K. Burrell, pastor
of the Memorial Baptist Church of
Williamston, will be with us in the
meeting and do the preaching. Dr.
Burrell is a preacher of great ex
perience, and you don't want to miss
a single sermon, so come early and
help in the song service and enjoy
the blessing of Christian worship.
The public is invited.
CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
15th Sunday after Trinity.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11 a.
m. It is our privilege to have Mr.
John Bonner ,a senior at the Vir
ginia Theological Seminary, and stu
dent rector of* churches in Hertford
and Gates counties, to conduct the
service. The rector will celebrate the
Holy Communion and preach at
Murfreesboro and Ahoskie.
Evening prayer, 8:00 p. m.
Mr. Ben Roberson, of Farm Life,
was a business visitor here Wednes
- he wants t?r know,
Ef you wants to keep a chicken
frum flyin over ther fence, aint clip
pin his whing-feathers about ther
easiest way to do it? Whilst you
leave that cackler to do his own fig
gerin on "how-cum"?
I sees by ther papers that sum ther
tire-rashionin boards hav notyfied
ther rapid-riders that thay air a
bein watched and jotted down as
j scorchers and scrubbers not titled
to hav no new a-lot-ments to whirl
ther mud with, aad ef thay dont
keep thay present tires pumped up
to perfection, thay wont git no new
erns to not pump up, and ef thay
wears thav old'erns thru to ther web
bin thout havin 'em re-treded ber
fore hand, thay will hav to turn to
ther old way of treddin ther roads
lak thay grand-daddy got along
Now ef them rashionin-boards
means what thay says, thar is a
goin to be lots of folks re-ginerated
into keerful drivers, or keerful walk
ers one. That is ef tham rashion
boards means what thay says.
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of an order
of the Superior Court in a special
proceedings entitled "W. V. Daniel
et al, expartee," the undersigned
Commissioner will on Friday, 11th
day of September, 1942, at 12 o'clock.
Noon, in front of the Courthouse door
Martin County in Williamston, N.
C., offer for sale to the highest bid- i
dor, for cash, the following describ
First Tract: Being a brick Store
and lot in the Town of Oak City, N.
C , bounded on the North by Com
merce Street, on the East by Mrs
Leitha Harrell, on the South by a
garage and on the West by Railroad
Second Tract: Being a house and
lot in the Town of Oak City, bound
ed on the North by Hines and Alls
brook, on the East by J. W. Eubanks,
on the South by John Hines and B. E.
Moye, and on the West by Cherry
Street and being the home formerly
occupied by the late John T. Dan
This 1st day of September, 1942.
B. A. CRITCHER,
Your own judgment says it's true ? ? ?
Be wise and "follow through!" ? ? ?
Because Chevrolet dealers
have sold more new cars and
trucks?more used cars and
. trucks?and have had broader
experience in servicing all
makes and models during
the last ten years?than any
other dealer organization.
SAVE THE WHEELS THAT SERVE AMERICA
Roanoke Chevrolet Company
NEW GRAPE PRICES
ON SEPTEMBER 8th, I HE BUYERS LISTED BELOW STARTED BUYING
Price to Growers $3.00 Per 100 Pounds
FOR SOUND, RIPE, CLEAN WHITE GRAPES
Beginning September 16th Will Start Buying
Price to Growers $3.00 Per 100 Pounds
THE PRICES LISTED ARE EQUAL TO SI.80 FOR 60-LB. BUSHEL
Buyera Lialetl Below Will Furniah You Grape Boxea
E. G. HARRISON
PLYMOUTH, N. C.
L. B. Williams & Co.
ROBERSONVILLE, N. C.
H. R. STILLMAN
Dealer in Poultry
CRESWELL, N. C.
JAMESVILLE, N. C.
MOORE'S ICE CO.
WINDSOR, N. C.
J. S. PEEL & CO.
EVERETTS, N. C.
Havens Feed-Seed Store
TARBORO, N. C.
CHAPLIN BROS. Store
COLUMBIA, N. C.
Singleton Service Sta.
ttath Highway, R.F.D. 2
WASHINGTON, N. C
Lindsley Ice Company
We Do Not Accept Grape* On Saturday*
Williamrtoti, North Carolina