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Salvage Head Says
Junk Dealers Are
Not Getting Rich
Renewed Appeal for Increas
ed Deliveries of Salvage
Material for War
Contrary to popular belief junk
dealers are not making a "killing
on sales of scrap metal so vital to the
war effort, J B. Volger, executive
secretary of the SUte Salvage-For
Victory committee, declared
week in an appeal for increased
scrap collections in Martin Coun y,
the state and the nation.
\ Because of ceiling prices, Volger
explained, it is possible for apk
dealer to lose money on a shipment
?fHCJacPom?mnenaud wfrc accompanied
by high pTaise for the cooperation
efven the Salvage-for-Victory cam
paign bv North Carolina's 84 licens
S *unk dealers, many of whom are
operating 18 hours daily and would
stretch their work to a 24-hour basu
except for the facUhat their mighty
presses need periodic rests
These presses are an important
factor in the scrap metal situation
Thev compress a ton of metal into a
compact bundle which can be dump
ed from the freight car right into the
steel mill's furnaces. Proper handl
?g of scrap metal thus has an im
portant bearing on the speed of sti
Pr>\* serious shortage of scrap metal
is cutting down America's production
of steel, without which modern war
fare cannot be waged. The m.ll-s now
have barely two weeks supply
scrap, which they are chewing up at
the rate of 4.000(000 tons a month
They want 17,000,000 tons of it be
tween now and January 1
As scrap collections are due to
dwindle once snow falls, it is imper
ative that private "^.vKlua^ and
concerns begin at once to renew their
round-up of scrap metal.
Praising the patriotic coop. ration
of junk dealers. Vogler pointed1 out
there had been no organized striki
in their ranks. Such a strike on a na
tional basis would close every ste
mill in the country, he added.
"We are pleased with what they
are doing, but we are asking them to
do more," he said.
Using average figures. Voglc r ?
ported the junk dealer pays $11-20
for a long ton of mixed scrap metal
To this is added $2 for labor and ot^i
er items going into its preparation
for shipment, plus $5.92 for belgh
charges. The ceiling price limits th<
dealer to a charge of $19.50 per ton,
allowing him a slim profit m?rgl"
of only a few cents. Some bigger
dealers get a brokerage fee of 50
cents per ton from the steel mdus
tf^Tf the dealer elears $1 per ton,
he's doing well." Vogler commented
"The only way he can make big mon
ey is by handling a tremendous vol
ume of scrap ...
Before the war, Vogler recalled,
the Japanese paid as high as $40 per
ton for American scrap metal. *
"Junk dealers in most cases have
cooperated to their fullest ability ac
cording to the equipment they have.
Vogler declared "If they do not the
government will take over tun
yards. Up to now, no requisition for
government operation of a junk yard
has been issued. This fact is a com
pliment to the dealers.
"The government knows where tne
junk dealers are and how much
scrap thy have, but the government
does not know how much is in homes
and on the farms If the scrap piles
were kept high, the junk dealers
could keep a steady flow of process
ed scrap metal pouring into the steel
Junk yards are inspected regular
ly by agents of the War Production
Board. Vogler explained. North Car
olina has six inspectors making the
rounds. Big dealers are visited once
a week, others twice monthly or
monthly, depending on their size.
These inspectors see that scrap
metal is kept moving as rapidly as
possible. But sometimes, because
junk piles look alike, outsiders get
the idea that there's no change in
the scrap heaps. This idea is wrong.
Vogler said, because there is a con
tinuous flow of scrap metal from
North Carolina j\jnk yards , al
though the flow is not "as large as
public cooperation could make it.
He emphasized again the urgent
need for civilians to search their
premises for scrap metal and put it
into war work.
Tobacco prices on the local
market are soaring to new high
levels today with marked ad
vances quite noticeable for the
medium and inferior grades. As
a whole, farmers have not been
more jubilant with their sales at
any time during the season than
they are today.
Sales to date will almost reach
the five million-pound mark to
day, and the floors will be clear
ed late thi.y afternoon, making it
possible for sales to go forward
on schedule at all the houses
All Negro Schools
And Several White
Schools May Close
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mend a suspension of classes.
It is understood that the board in
tends for all the schools now oper
ating to continue their schedules
through next Wednesday and with
the further intention that all schools
now closed and those that may close
will resume regular sehedules of op
eration on Monday, October 12th. .
While the labor shortage on the
farms is already serious, numbers
of farmers state that the shortage
will be aggravated when deferments
end for about 100 young men the
early part of next December. They
also state that the spring planting
season will offer an even greater la
Reasoning that the children can
help with the farm work in the af
ternoons, school officials are not
planning to change the time for open
ing and closing the schools just now.
Operating on the war time schedule
at present, the schools will possibly
start opening later on or about Oc
In an effort to avoid a complete
breakdown in their schedule, the
schools at Oak City, Hamilton and
Hassell will start operating a limited
number of hours each day, begin
ning next Monday Opening at 8
o'clock each morning, the schools in
the three towns will close at 1 p.
in., war time. It is believed the sched
ule will partly relieve the labor
shortage on the farms in those areas
during cotton picking and peanut
Post Activities F<
Past Two Mon
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of 2b hours at the post, often pulling
the "grave-yard" watch from 12 mid
night until 4 and 8 o'clock the fol
lowing morning. The post is losing
another willing volunteer with the
transfer of Miss Mary Warren to col
lege at ECTC Her record of ten
watches is equalled only by that of
the chief observer himself. Miss War
ren and Mrs. J. B Taylor reported
eleven planes each during their
watches to lead the list. Mrs. H. F.
McKnight. reporting eight planes in
a single watch, had the most active
period of any observer up to last
Saturday. The largest formation of
planes?six?was reported by Attor
ney Clarence Griffin. Mrs. K. P.
Lindsley had about the busiest ten
minutes when she reported six planes
in five calls made during ten min
utes Eighteen planes were the great
est number reported for any 24-hour
period during the two months.
Seven planes "slipped" by the post
unobserved, the chief stating that
while one plane was being reported
in one location several others pass
ed going in an opposite direction and
in a different location from the post.
The chief observer is finding it
necessary to spend much time in pre
paring each 24 hour schedule, but
he points out that the volunteers con
tinue to cooperate very well, that
unexpected calls and sickness often
make it necessary for him to call in
substitutes. As a result a number of
observers have served as often as
once or twice each week, but on an
average the watches come around
only about once every two weeks.
The opening of the schools i$ mak
ing it difficult for the chief to get
observers between 8 a. m. and 4 p.
m , and the late night watches are
Fair Opens Here
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gate will be 40 cents this year, any
one delivering 100 pounds of scrap
iron will be admitted to the grounds,
Manager Dunn announces.
The main entertainment feature
at the fair this year will be an elab
orate pageant, "America on Parade."
In the days of Paul Revere, pa
triotism was placed above every
thing. This created a spirit that
made the foundation for our gov
ernment "of the people, by the peo
ple and for the people" a staple one
until the present day. Scenes of these
days still have the power to stir our
hearts with a feeling of pride for
our ancestors. It is difficult to ima
gine any person who could view the
"Paul Revere" scene in "America on
Parade" without experiencing a
thrill of pride for their home and
"America on Parade" created by
John B. Rogers Producing Company,
world's largest producers of pageant
ry. is a series of thrilling episodes
picturing the important happenings
during the building of our nation.
Over 200 local people, appropriate*
ly costumed, will portray scenes of
Christopher Columbus as the Court
of Ferdinand and Isabella, Colum
bus landing in America, thrilling in
cidents of the War Between the
States, introduction of the first au
tomobile during the Gay Nineties
and other scenes all climaxed by the
Grand Finale of "America on Par
One of the outstanding episodes
will be the "Cotton Picking" scene
when over 50 Negro singers will raise
their voices in spirituals.
As a fitting background a massed
choir made up of several of the very
best local singers will be under the
direction of Mrs. Wheeler Martin.
"America on Parade" will be es
pecially impressive presented on a
huge outdoor stage with elaborate
costumes and brilliantly lighted by
Local Man Earns
Promotion in Army
Completing a series of scheduled
courses in the Ordnance School, Mil
itary Training Division, Aberdeen
Proving Ground. Maryland, just re
cently, Oscar S. Anderson, Jr., has
n promoted to the rank of 2nd
tenant. He is one of 200 young
n to complete the required courses
nd was graduated after receiving
his basic training at the Columbus
Army Flying School in Mississippi
where he attained the rank of cor
poral. His preliminary work was
that of an air mechanic, and he now
goes in the ordnance department
where he will prepare and "pass" the
ammunition to bombers.
Lieutenant Anderson, now on a
brief furlough, is to leave for Char
Addressing the 200 young gradu
ates in Maryland just a few days
ago, Colonel Geo. W. Outland, Com
mandant of the Ordnance School,
stressed the responsibility of and the
dependence placed in the Ordnance
Department and its officers and men
Calling attention to the fact that
there is very little glamour in sup
plying and maintaining the fighting
tools of the Army, he said:
"We are in a branch of the service
that has little glamour or romance.
We must learn to service this cause
quietly and sincerely and let the ac
complishments of the entire effort be
our reward for tasks well done.
"When the pilot returns from his
mission and the bombardier shares
with him in the glory of his accom
plishment, you who have served his
plane and insured the effectiveness
of his weapon or bomb can within
your hearts take personal pride in
the part you have played in making
his success possible. When the tanks
or guns crush the resistance of our
enmies and return to your shops, bat
not very easily assigned.
Mr. Caratarphen declared that not
a single boserver had dropped out
without an acceptable reason, that
the volunteers were "pulling" the
watches without complaint. It is evi
dent, however, that about fifty new
volunteers could greatly relieve the
situation for the faithful group now
serving the post.
SPEAKS . . .
Death, stalking on the high
ways in this section, claimed the
life of one person on the high
ways in this county, the life of
a small child off the highways
and the lives of two others from
this county, but on highways in
other areas. From the stand
point of tragedies, last week was
possibly one of the worst in
years in this county Five Mar
tin County persons lost their
lives, the number equalling the
casualty list reported among
Martin County men in the war.
Just a year ago, there were six
highway accidents reported in
this county during the week un
der comparison. Two children
were run down on the highways,
but none was killed that week.
The following tabulations of
fer a comparison of the accident
trend: first, by corresponding
weeks in this year and last and
for each year to the present time.
38th Week Comparison
Accidents lnj'd Killed Dam'ge
1942 1 0 1 $ 000
1941 6 4 0 300
Comparison To Date
1942 51 30 3 $ 6,358
1941 70 44 3 19,030
Tire Allotments For
Month of September
Exhausted By Board
(Continued from page one)
Alton Grimes, Robersonville, four
tires for common carrier.
E T. Smith and Bro., RFD 1, Pal
myra, two tires for farm.
Obsolete Tires and Tubes
Vernon Powell, RFD, Roberson
ville, obsolete tube for tractor tire
for use in farming.
Geo. M. Peele, Williamston, two
tires for riding to and from his work
in meat packing plant.
Joe Bunting, RFD 1, Palmyra, two
tires and two tubes for farm trail
Roosevelt Hassell, RFD 2, Rober
sonville, one trailer tire for farm.
B. B. Taylor, Hamilton, two tires
and two tubes for farm trailer.
Two applications for tires were re
jected as follows:
Mi>, Mary Terry. RFD 2, William
ston, one truck tire and tube, for
Pvt. Nathaniel Coltrain, RFI) 1,
Williamston and Colorado, three
Since the last meeting of the board,
applications for 37 tires and 33 tubes
were filed in addition to those that
were approved at the meeting yes
terday. These applications were plac
ed in order and will receive consid
eration as soon as possible'.
Seven Bicycles Are
Allotted In County
Seven bicycles were allotted by
the Martin County Rationing Board
in regular session here yesterday, as
Dillon Leggett, RFD, Robcrson
ville, to ride to and from his work at
a tobacco warehouse.
Hubert Page. RFD 3, Williamston,
to ride eight miles to catch a bus to
the pulp mill.
William M. Hopkins. RFD 1,
Jamesville, to ride to and from his
work at a Plymouth mill.
Gilbert Moore, RFD, Williamston,
to ride to and from his work at the
Farmville-Woodward Lumber Com
pany mill, Williamston.
William Russell Roebuck, Rober
sonville, to ride to and from his work
at a tobacco warehouse.
John R Coltrain. RFD 1, William
ston, for a child to ride to and from
Allie Gee Lanier, RFD 1, Oak City,
to ride to and from school, six miles.
tie scarred and crippled, remember,
you are the mechanical doctors who
heal their wounds that they may re
turn to the fight. Though you be tir
ed and weary there will be critical
times when we must work night and
day for the success of battle and con
sequently the preservation and con
servation of the lives of our fellow
soldier who are carrying on the ef
fort on the field of combat."
Named for County
(Continued from page one)
required to meet current agricultur
al needs. This group includes most
other types of farm machinery.
The third classification (Group C)
includes smaller items which may be
sold without restrictions, such as
hoes, rakes, forks, scythes, shovels,
and all hand-operated and one and
two-horse farm machinery and
equipment not included in Group A
or Group B.
Eligibility requirements for Group
A purchases, he added, include in
adequacy of present equipment and
inability to meet farm production
goals by repairing, or by purchasing
or renting used machinery, or by
custom or exchange work. A pur
chaser must turn in replaced equip
ment and agree to rent or let others
use the new machinery on specified
terms and conditions. The purchaser
must present a satisfactory reason
if changing from horses or mule
power to motor power, or from hand
labor to machinery.
He said there are no restrictions
on sale or transfer of used farm ma
chinery, equipment or repair parts.
Additional information concerning
eligibility of application for pur
chases of new farm equipment may
be secured from the county ration
ing committee. Application may be
served from any implement dealer
or at the county AAA office.
Russians Take The
Offensive To Hold
City of Stalingrad
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forty German torpedo planes were
shot down and that two German sub
marines were sunk. In defending the
convoy, the Allies lost one destroy
er, a mine sweeper and four planes.
Germany claimed that 38 ships out
of a convoy of 45 were lost.
Hungary is said to be at the point
of revolt in the face of new German
demands for more Hungarian troops.
The Jap drive in New Guinea has
been stalled,.the Allies having suc
cessfully blasted supply bases and
important bridges before the enemy
There is a lull on most of the oth
er fighting fronts, but there iivtalk
of renewed action in many sectors,
including the possibility of another
drive on the city of Leningrad nejft
month with Finish troops offering
the main support. The Finns are al
so said to be fighting with the Ger
mans at Stalingrad. And, yet, Hjal
mar Procope, Finnish Minister to
the U. S A , is allowed to remain at
Man Wanted For
Police in two states are searching
for James B. Bryant, 27-year-old
white man, who allegedly assaulted
his 13-year-old sister-in-law in this
county late last Sunday afternoon.
Bryant, a native of an adjoining
county and a mechanic in a Virginia
city, came to this county last Sun
day and picked up the young girl on
'.he Stokes-Robersonville highway.
Instead of carrying her home, he
drove toward Bear Grass and alleg
edly committed the hideous crime.
The man was said to have been
drinking, and was last seen in Edge
combe County Sunday evening.
l.asl Call l? Issued For
Old Phonograph Records
The round-up of old phonograph
records to be used in making new
records for members of the armed
forces must be completed immediate
ly. a representative of the American
Legion, the collecting organization in
this county, announced today.
Several hundred records have al
rearly hren collected, but several
collection centers have not yet re
ported. They are asked to turn over
their collections immediately. Any
individual who can spare old phono
graph records for the worthy cause
is asked to leave them with Bob
Taylor at the Citizens Barbershop, in
County Board Asked
To Duplicate Large
Number Of Coupons'
(Continued from page one)
heavily from their tractor gas sup
plies to keep their cars running on
extensive trips. In some of the cases
the tractors have not been operated
at all since the rationing program
was instituted on an extensive scale
last July 22nd.
No direct investigations have been
made as yet, but members of the
board are baffled to understand how
some cars can run night and day,
make long trips and never run out
of gas allowed under an "A" ration
Some filling stations are accept
ing coupons ahead of schedule from
the "A" books and other irregulari
ties are being reported. One of the
most general complaints directed
against the liberal way in which
many owners are using their "C"
books. As long as their supply lasted,
motorists with limited allotments
cared little about how the other fel
low supported or violated the ra
tioning regulations, but now that
their oil is running low they are ask
ing why so and so can drive all over
the country and back again. Ration
ing authorities and even the Presi
dent himself have pointed out that
the fellow who tries to and does con
serve gasoline and yet faces a cold
winter in his home or will have to
curtail his operations on account of
a fuel oil shortage has a right to
know why the few enjoy such exten
County Colored Soldiers
Get Promotions In Army
Soldiering for Uncle Sam out at
Selfridge Field. Michigan, two local
colored boys, George W. Joyner and
Charlie C. Ormond, were recently
promoted in the Army. Joyner was
advanced from a corporal to a ser
geant. and Ormond was promoted
from private to private first class.
The promotions were among the
few earned by colored men entering
the service from Williamston.
FIVE-ROOM ROUSE FOR RENT:
Located Park Place, Marshall Ave
nue, formerly occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. Prince Purdy. Available Octo
ber 1st. Joshua L. Coltrain. s25-2t
FOR SALE: TWO HORSE DRAWN
International hay presses and one
F12 International tractor. E. W. Har
rell. Oak City. s25,o2,9,16
WANTED ? TWO WAITRESSES.
Apply Welcome Inn. s22-2t
ONION SETS FOR SALE: LARGE
stock and prices very reasonable.
See us for your requirements. J. C.
Leggett, Washington Street, William
SEVERAL BUGGIES FOR SALE.
Write or see A. D. Griffin, Sr., Wil
liamston, RFD 1. s22-3t
CLARK'S MALARIAL, CHILL AND
Fever Tonic. Sold on money-back
guarantee. Clark's Pharmacy, Wil
liamston, N. C. Jy24-tf
EXPERT PIANO TUNING AND RE
building. 16 years with Baldwin
Piano Company. Equipped to ren
der any service to any make of pi
ano. Chas. Goodrich, Box 405, Wash
ington, N. C. sl5-6t
FOR QUICK, QUALITY DRY
cleaning service, bring your clothes
to Pittman's. One day service on any
garment Suits, coats and dresses, 65
cents, cash and carry. 65c delivered.
Pittman's Cleaners. fS-tf
FOR SALE: ONE BENTHALL PEA
nut Picker, practically new. Two
buggies and one surry newly paint
ed and in first class condition.
Apartment for rent, West Main
Street, J. W. Green, Williamston.
GRAPES WANTED: WILL PAY 3
cents per pound for Scuppernongs
and Black grapes. This equals $1.80
for 60 pound bushel. Lindsley Ice
Company, Williamston, N. C. s22-7t
TIRES FOR SALE ? FIVE 36x5
truck tires and tubes. Price reas
onable. T. W. Holliday, Jamesville.
We have added a new line to our large stock of
Ladies' Ready-to-Wear, Thin netr line consists of
^ Lace Tablecloths
^ Pillow Cases
^ (?uest Towels
Pillow Cases with Sheets to Match
Towels and Wash Cloths to Match
Bridge and Luncheon Sets
^ Chenille Bedspreads
^ Bates Bedspreads
^ Bathroom Rugs
Bath Rugs with Seat (lovers to Match
Cannon 81x99 Percale Sheets
Special Gifts For Parties
Martin Supply Co.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
FOR HIGHER PRICES ^ FOR COURTEOUS SERVICE ....
SELL YOUR NEXT LOAD OF TOBACCO AT
WILLIAMSTONS LEADING WAREHOUSE
We wake no idle boasts of our ability to sell tobacco higher . . . Our Second Sale
record backs up our statement. Bring us your next load. We'll prove it.
First Sale Tuesday, September 29 th
Proprietors of the "OLD RELIABLE"