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Friday, October 16, 1942.
Helping Win The ITarV,
Here is what your War Savings Stamps and
Bonds will buy for the U. S. Air Corps:
Thirty cents will buy 1 message bag.
One dollar and a half will buy 1 pair flying
Five dollars will buy first aid aeronautics kit.
Eighteen dollars and seventy-five cents will
buy 1 winter flying jacket.
Fifty-two dollars will buy 1 bombardier kit.
One hundred and fifty dollars wlil buy one
Two hundred and sixty dollars will buy 1 pi
lot flying clothing and equipment.
Thirty-four hundred dollars will buy 1 aerial
Fifty thousand dollars will buy one pursuit
One hundred and fifty thousand dollars will
buy a two-engine bomber.
Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars will
buy a four-engine bomber.
Labor Goe? To The Bat For Farmer
When the farmer was being branded as a
traitor by the dominant press and radio, labor,
organized labor, came out strongly in his be
half and declared, "He (the farmer) is not get
ting exhorbitant prices for his crops. He is not
a profiteer, and we can't win the war without
The one big puzzle in this country is to un
derstand why the farmer and factory man have
been played one against the other. They are
both working men, and narrowed down to
the final analysis, they are customers of each
other. Skillful maneuvering has had them at
the throat of each other for many years when
they could have come together for the common
good of themselves and for the common good
of the country. The farmer has been blamed
when he sold his corn at 13 cents a dozen and
the consumer had to pay an average of 43 cents
a dozen. The factory worker has been condemn
ed when his labor hardly entered into the man
ufacture of a dress and the consumer had to pay
an exhorbitant price.
The stand of organized labor relative to the
recent farm fight is expressed by Labor as fol
Farmers have received a raw deal from the
daily press and the radio commentators. Of
course, there has been an exception here and
there, but, in the main, the men who are ex
pected to produce the food needed to feed our
people, and our allies overseas, have been pic
tured as a group of greedy grafters intent on
lining their own pockets, whatever the effect
may be on their country.
In a word, the daily press and the radio com
mentators have lied about the farmers as ven
omously as they have been lying about organ
ized labor all through this war emergency. It
would be impossible for them to go farther than
At the same time, Congress has been belabor
ed because it dared consider the farmers' side
of the case. One highly-emotional columnist
suggested that the "weakness" thus displayed
by Congress made a dictatorship inevitable.
Others charged the lawmakers with "coward
ice." Altogether it was a disgraceful spectacle.
Now, just what are the facts? Anyone who
calmly surveys the situation must feel that the
farmer is facing a real crisis. Conscription and
the comparatively high wages paid in war in
dustries have deprived agriculture of much of
its manpower. To make up for their grievous
loss, one of two things must be done:
The drafted manpower must be returned to
the farm or the farmer must be able to go in
to the labor market and promise workers de
cent wages and living conditions.
The better way would be to keep skilled far
mers on the farms. It seems silly to draft an
experienced farmer and then raise the price
of farm products to make possible the hiring
of a less experienced substitute.
The farmer is not responsible for that dis
turbing situation. Those in charge of the ma
chinery of conscription should have displayed
But that's water over the dam. The fanner
is confronting a condition, not a theory. The
prices he receives for most of his crops are be
low "parity"?a fact concealed by most of the
papers. Some of his crops are above "parity"
but, taking it by and large, he is far from be
ing a profiteer.
Those who handle the farmer's crops are the
real profiteers. They neither sow nor reap, but
they pocket the greater portion of the "consum
er's dollar." Propagandists of the press and the
radio have nothing to say about them.
There is real danger that thousands of farm
ers will be forced out of business. That would
be a disaster, because while our country can
get along without newspaper "columnists" or
radio "commentators," it can't get along with
out the farmer. In fact, the "boy" on the firing
line, the farmer and the industrial worker con
stitute the invincible trinity which will event
ually pull Uncle Sam out of the Slough of De
So Labor refuses to add to the torrent of
abuse which has been rolling over the farmer.
We believe he is entitled to a fair return on his
labor. That is what we have asked for other
workers. We do not believe the farmer should
be satisfied with less.
The Churches And Civilisation
The Common Defenae.
Broadcasts from Berlin to the Netherlands
complain of opposition to Nazi rule, by the
Dutch and the opposition is referred to as
"blind, childish and stubborn." The Nazis pre
tend that this resistance is the work of only a
minority in Holland. It is described as "conser
vative" and the Dutch are told that "conser
vative elements have always resisted every
form of progress." Again, the Nazis ascribe the
minority opposition in Holland to "intellect
uals" and to "the irreconcilable attitude of the
churches, the teachers, old fashioned parents,
and dissolved organizations which continue to
vegetate in secret." Obviously, the people who
belong to these groups represent an important
segment of the population. The Nazis try to
describe them as "reactionary, backward and
The churches, teachers, and old fashioned
parents may be conservative. They are never
unimportant. On the contrary, they conserve
the essential principles and ideals of society
which maintain civilization and offer whatev
er hope there is for its improvement. Civiliza
tion requires that we all agree on certain prem
ises, rules, and methods of procedure. It is a
way of living together. Among other things,
democratic civilization requires that we all
agree to the proposition that man is sacred, that
deprived of life or property without due process
of law. The churches, which the Nazis ridicule
as "reactionary, backward and thus unimport
ant," have prayed and worked for centuries to
persuade us to agree to this proposition, and
this is what the churches seek now to con
Supposing we renounce it now and declare
that henceforth we shall attempt to live to
gether some other way. What do we get? What
do we get it we abandon the principle that
man is sacred? We get the murder of hostages,
the destruction of Greece by famine, the an
nihilation of whole towns and villages. What
do we get if we abandon the principle that
man's rights are inalienable? We get the sup
pression of speech and press, the persecution of
religion, the burning of books, the death of in
dependent thinking. What do we get if we
abandon the principle that a man may not be
deprived of life or property without due pro
cess of law? We get the confiscation of proper
ty, large and small; mock trials before military
tribunals which send thousands to their death
without a chance of being heard. What do we
get? We get tyranny ? and something worse
than tyranny. We get barbarism and chaos im
plemented by terror, with which the conserva
tism of the churches has nothing in common.
For the churches are conservative in the same
sense that civilization must be and every ty
rant who conspires to destroy civilization will
always find them there, blocking his path, fi
nally defeating him. Indeed, the churches are
the "irreconcilable opposition."
Warning To John Barleycorn
Christian Science Monitor.
Mayor La Guardia's warning to the liquor
dealers that wartime is an occasion for less ra
ther than more drinking should be heeded. The
Mayor of New York is not a fanatic. He speaks
the thoughts of many average Americans; the
trade would be wise to listen.
But will those who profit from soldiers' and
sailors' spendings over the bar do anything
about it? They have set themselves up in busi
ness near camps and bases, and have lain in
wait for boys on liberty and leave. They hire
extra help and add special attractions on pay
day. John Barleycorn's methods may have,
changed somewhat since the days when run
ners met the sailors at the gangplank and the
soldiers at the barracks doors, but his aims are
the same?debauchery and degradation prompt
ed by greed.
What has been said about liquor and the arm
ed forces is equally true of workers in war in
dustry, and the beer and whisky sellers have
not been slow to take advantage of the situa
tion created by swollen pay envelopes and a
great flow of new money.
'The decent people of the country," says Mr.
La Guardia, "are not going to stand for de
It is an adage that he who would conquer na
tions must first conquer himself. Similarly if
civilians expect the fighting forces to keep
themselves clean and undefiled, might they not
help to set an fexample?
CHURCH OF THE ADVEN1
St. Luke, the Evangelist.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11
Evening prayer at 8 p. m.
The Woman's Auxiliary will meet
on Monday at 4 p. m. with Mrs. J. H.
St. Elizabeth's Auxiliary will meet
Monday at 4 p. m. with Mrs. Henry
Church school, 9:45 a. m. All who
are not attending elsewhere are cor
dially invited to attend our school.
Morning worship and sermon, 11
a. m. Rev. D. A. Clarke, who is as
sisting the pastor in evangelistic
services, will preach at both serv
ices. The subject for the morning
sermon will be "The Bountiful Na
ture of God."
Evening service. 8 p. m. Mr. Clarke
will preach on "The New World Or
der." The public is cordially invited
to attend these services. With the
evening service the series of meet
ings will come to a close.
The W.S.C.S. will meet at the
church Monday, 4 p. m. All the mem
bers are urged to attend.
Mid-week prayer service, Wed
nesday, 8 p. m. Choir rehearsal after
The board of stewards will meet
Monday, 8 p. m., at the parsonage.
HOLLY SPRINGS METHODIST
The pastor will fill his regular ap
pointment at Holly Springs Sunday
afternoon at four o'clock. The pub
lic is cordially invited to attend this
Regular services at Jamesville
Baptist Church Sunday. Subject for
11 o'clock service, "Will We Know
Each Other in Heaven?" Your pas
tor will be looking for you. Please
be present. The public is invited.
Saturday night and Sunday will
be the last appointment for this year.
Everyone is invited.
Beginning Friday night, October
23, and continuing through Monday,
October 26th, the annual^conference
" will convene at the Williamston
church. Anyone in Williamston who
can accommodate some of our visit
ing pastors and laymen please no
tify B. D. Wynn or S. T. Harris.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sub
ject, "Conversations at Midnight."
Young People's meeting, 7 p. m.
Subject, "High Points in Church His
In cooperation with the meeting
in progress in the Methodist Church
we will have no service tonight.
Monday, 4 p. m., Circle No. 1 meets
with Mrs. A. J. Manning, with Mrs.
A. R. Dunning and Miss Ruth Man
ning as joint hostesses. Circle No. 2
meets with Mrs. John L. Goff, with
Mrs. J. T. Edmondson as joint host
Choir rehearsal Tuesday, 8 p. m.
Wednesday, 8 p. m. prayer serv
ice. Subject, "The 'Musts' of Jesus:
Bible school, 9:45 a. m. Lesson top
ic, "Growth in Christ."
Worship service, 11 a. m. Sermon
subject, "Carrying On."
Training Union, 7 p. m.
Worship service, 8 p. m. We will
worship with the Methodists in their
Attorney Elbert S. Peel made a
professional business trip to Halifax
The "old oaken bucket" is coming
back, WPB is encouraging manufac
ture of wooden pails and tubs re
quiring not more than 15 per cent
Having this day qualified as ad
ministrator of the estate of the late
Levi James, deceased, of Martin
County, North Carolina, this is to
notify all persons holding claims
against said estate to present them
for payment on or before the 16th
day of September, 1943, or this no
tice will be pleaded in bar of their
recovery. All persons indebted to
said state will please make immed
This the 16th dav of Sept., 1942.
Administrator of the Levi
sl8-6t James Estate.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Having this day qualified as Ad
ministratrix of the estate of James
Walter Harris, this is therefore to
notify all persons owing the estate
to make immediate payment there
of and to notify all persons having
any debts against the estate to pre
sent them within one year from date
hereof or this notice will be plead
ed in bar of recovery thereon.
This the 23rd day of Sept., 1942.
MARTHA OSBORNE HARRIS,
H. L. Swain, Atty. s25-Gt
Having this day qualified as ad
ninistrator of tbe estate of the late
?Villiam E. Robertson, deceased of
Vlartin County, this is to notify all
>ersons holding claims against the
aid estate to present them for pay
nent on or before Sept. 21, 1943, or
this notice will be pleaded in bar of
their recovery. All persons Indebted
to said estate will please make im
This September 21, 1942.
CHARLIE A. ROBERTSON,
Greenville, N. C. s25-flt
You Said It!
Tobacco prices continue to set new rec
ords daily on the ROBERSONVILLE
Market. Many farmers have sold this
seasou for their first time on our mar
ket, and ull have returned home com
pletely satisfied with the way their crop
sold. .V *
FOR A GOOD SALE
IN THE WEEK . . .
Take Your Next Load To The
Wo Guarantee To Sell Your
Tobacco At TOP PRICES!
WE HAVE KEPT FAITH!
Our boys are fighting on the battle
fronts of the world. Wherever our
Army, Navy or Marine Corps go into
action, Southerners are in the middle
of the fight
Here at home Southerners are
carrying on in defense work of every
description with the same enthusiasm
our boys are showing on the fighting
fronts. Every defense plant in the South
has had to overcome tremendous prob
lems in bringing their production to
die record peak necessary to supply the
ever-increasing demands of war.
j Here in the Atlantic Company we
too are meeting the problems brought
on by the war in the traditional South
Shortages of metal for bottle caps,
raatricUuoa on deliveries to conserve
rubber and gasoline, shortage of man
power due to enlistments of personnel
in the Armed forces?and faced with
unprecedented demand, we have in
creased our production to the limit of
our capacity without sacrificing quality
one iota, in order to take care of the
business that has formerly gone to
competitors who have abandoned this
market and are now devoting all their
efforts to serving their own home com
Realizing that the demands of the
wartime job create struin and tension
which make all the more vital the need
for a relaxing glass of good Ale or Beer
occasionally, we pledge ourselves to
make every effort humanly possible to
insure both our customers and trade
alike against any avoidable shortage of
Good Old Atlantic Ale and Beer,