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Tuesday, November 17, 1942.
By Spiritual Meant
Speaking in New York recently, General
George L. Carpenter, international leader of
the Salvation Army pointed out the need for a
peace based not only on readjustments in the
economic realm but also on a spiritual founda
While the developments in French Africa
would indicate that we are marching rapidly on
the road to victory, do the developments back
home indicate that we have started the march
toward a just and lasting peace? J. Edgar Hoov
er, head of the Federal Bureau of Investiga
tion, says crime is increasing. Accurate fig
ures are not available, but attendance upon re
ligious services is still at a low point, and the
evil forces apparently are gaining momentum.
In the three months ending last September 30,
we, in Martin County, spent more money for
legal liquor than we spent for education and
for the support of religious activities.
Declaring that fundamental world reorgani
zation does not lie in the realm of politics and
economics, General Carpenter said:
"I have sympathy with every rightful de
mand for freedom; for possible readjustments
in the economic realm. I want to see modern
culture and better standards of living more
widely enjoyed. But any one, or all of these to
gether will prove disappointing, if they alone
are the basis of hopes for the new order.
"I make no apology for asserting that the fun
damental problem of life cannot be dealt with
by any political developments or any adjust
ments in the realm of economics or in any mere
human measures. That problem derives from
the human heart, and can be solved by spiri
tual means only."
A Basic Comparison
Instead of comparing our basic rations with
those gained by fair or foul means, through
hoarding or smart ways, we would do well
to consider the plight of the men, women and
children in or near the war. Then we would
not grumble and complain. We would be ready
to go down on bended knee and express our
gratitude for even the rationed portions.
Dora Kahn, a refugee, offers a comparison
of what it is like in parts of Europe and in this
country, and reliable reports state that con
ditions are even more critical in other coun
tries where starvation has already struck and
where it now stalks millions.
"In winter," the refugee said, "we went to
market at an early hour and waited long hours
in the cold for something to eat. Often after
long hours we returned home with our bas
kets empty. Once a month we received one
egg for two persons, that is six eggs a person
a year. For weeks we just had mixed flour and
water flavored with a little salt. The flour was
old and moldy. There were many days during
the cold months that we remained in bed all
day to keep warm. Cars rarely appear in
France. Just the high authorities and a few
doctors receive any gasoline," the refugee from
unoccupied France said.
She concluded, "Don't you think we know
how to appreciate this God-blessed country of
freedom, peace and abundance of food? I am
sure you understand that we smile a little
when people in America speak about restric
Are We Treading the Same Path?
The recent elections raised some mighty big
questions and answers and speculations equal
ly as big. After casting aside minor issues com
mon to this or that section ,one can't help but
note a marked change in the general trend of
government. Whether we are treading the
same path we followed back in 1918 when we
knowingly or unknowingly lost the peace by
our vote is yet to be determined. Some say the
voters were not satisfied with the war effort.
Some say they were tired of the New Deal.
Side issues presented themselves in some in
stances, but narrowed down to the final analys
is, the large Republican gains can best be ex
plained by the old saying that in poverty and
want the people voted for the Democrats, but
when they have jobs and money they vote for
the Republicans in the hope that under that
flag they'll be able to keep what they got
It is hard to believe that a Republican or a
Democratic congress in the years to follow will
deliberately walk in the same path followed by
the ill-fated congress that attacked Woodrow
Wilson's leadership and wrecked the peace of
nearly a quarter of a century ago. Apparent
ly the trend is in that direction, but let us hope
that while American youth fights for victory
in all corners of the globe, the people did not
lose the peace in the recent elections back home.
On Account of the War
One farmer comes in and says he is tired of
being told that the price for this or that item in
the store is higher on account of the war.
One clerk says he is tired of paying 60 cents
a pound for butter, fifty cents for a dozen eggs,
fifty cents a pound for ham that the farmer of
fered for sale. But the clerk admitted that he
had been forced to stop all three, not necessar
ily because he got tired of the price that was
hiked by the war, but because a clerk's salary
just would not permit purchases at such prices.
What the clerk is worrying about is the high
price he is having to pay for wood and the fact
that he can hardly get it at that price.
It is a vicious circle, no doubt, and no mat
ter which side you may be on, the other side
is always the best, or is it?
News end Observer.
Recently a correspondent of The News and
Courier severely animadverted on a North
Carolina church which continued the archaic
practice of having rented pews. That article
was read by a prominent citizen of the Palmet
to State?an official of a Protestant Church?
who made this racial suggestion:
If I were the religious czar of the Carolinas
I would have all the prominent churches pad
locked for the war's duration so that the able
preachers would be forced to hold services in
tents set up in the byways and hedges, so that
the "common people" would form the habit
of coming to hear them, and when the "fash
ionable churches were opened again the "com
mon people" would flock to them and feel at
How many North Carolina pastors of big
churches have gone to the military camps to
preach to the men being trairfed for War? And
how many have preached to those in the by
Wanted?More men like John Wesley and
George Whitfield and Spurgeon and Moody
and George Truett and Ben Lacy to carry the
gospel to people who are not found in the city
churches. The suggestion quoted above is dras
tic, but worthy of reflection by evangelical
preachers and congregations.
Why Not For Peacetime?
Christian Science Monitor.
The latest release from the Massachusetts
Safety Council shows the record of fatalities
since January 1, 1942, is approximately 25 per
cent fewer than the corresponding period last
year. It is heartening to know the drop from
423 to 331 has occurred. But there is another
side to the picture. This definite reduction did
not begin until the Government ordered a lim
it of 40 miles per hour. All those who have
used a car since then, and since the limit drop
ped to 35 miles, know how much more secure
the traveler feels. The effect is doubtless na
Out of this war, lessons are being learned
which will shape our future. As a nation, Am
erica has emphasized speed, and doubtless the
skyways of tomorrow will see speeds of which
we do not dream today.
But the question of speed for automobiles
on the highways of today is another matter.
Shall Americans continue to cause 40,000 motor
fatalities a year? Excessive speed is the cause
of most accidents. As they save rubber and gas
oline for war purposes, drivers will realize hu
man life is more important than speed. Since
human nature is peculiarly addicted to swaying
between Ccylla and Charybdls, Americans may
solve the problem by legislating themselves to
a reasonable speed on earth and do their fast
traveling in the air.
Make It Unanimous
Thousands, yes tens and tens of thousands of
humble Americans are doing everything with
in their power to help prosecute the war. Somfe
are doing quite a bit of bellyaching, but at the
same time they are now slackers in the task.
They are saving a pound of old cooking grease,
they are joining the war effort in numerous
ways, and they are now being asked to freeze
their backsides to save fuel oil. They are not
necessarily balking in meeting the new de
mands, but it just doesn't make sense for thous
ands to do all that when other thousands are
riding all over creation on supplemental gas
Thirty-three thousand were at a football
game in this State on a recent Saturday. Little
towns had their representatives at the big race
tracks in distant cities. The amusement places
are still crowded. There seems to be no man
power shortage in many places, or, at least, the
merry whirl is able to gather enough power to
keep right on whirling while the individual is
asked to save a spoonful of grease and freeze
his anatomy, close up or alter the business upon
which he is dependent for a living.
If it is so necessary to save a spoonful of
grease and a gallon of fuel oil, it is equally as
necessary to the thousands of gallons of gas
oline and seats on the transportation systems
npw being used to get the crowds to the games
ar.d to the races If it is necessary to conserve,
and we earnestly believe it is, then let the sav
ing come after a unanimous fashion.
YOU'RE OVERDUE NOW, ADOLF
*WE Via PREPARE
County Believes In
Granville County, one of the old
tobacco growing counties of North
Carolina and a place where produc
ing a fine quality of leaf is a cherish
ed art, believes that a balanced sys
tem of farming is best in the long
There are 3,555 farms in the coun
ty according to agricultural statis
tics but there are only 2,400 farms
according to AAA work sheets. On
these farms, 15,000 acres of tobacco
were grown this year along with
about 3,500 acres of cotton. Yields of
1,000 to as much as 1,800 pounds of
cured leaf per acre are reported in
the county this season and a bale to
the acre of cotton is an accepted sit
The yields of corn and other crops
have been good also. But right now,
says County Agent C. V. Morgan,
Granville farmers are concerned
about finishing "stripping" their to
bacco in time for the market and in
seeding more than 60,000 pounds of
crimson clover and 10,000 pounds of
Austrian winter pea seed. This much
seed has been secured as grant-of
aid material from the AAA and is in
addition to a large amount bought
locally. Granville farmers also have
been busy planting rye, oats and
wheat for winter grain and for graz
ing and turning under.
Six milk routes, in addition to one
leading directly into Kaleigh, oper
ate over the county and in the peak
season, 1,700 pounds of milk a day
is delivered to the receiving station
at Oxford. New flocks of poultry are
being added; there are some excel
lent beef herds; swine is common to
every farm; poultry is universal and
good gardens have abounded this
"We have an excellent tobacco
growing situation here," said Mr.
Morgan, "but our farmers are using |
50 cent tobacco for building a lasting j
and improved system of farming." I
Pause Of Deaths Anion#
Horse, Mule Population
A majority of deaths among work
stock can bo attributed to improper
feeding, poor management, and in
ternal parasites. If the 95 per cent
of the horses and mules in North
Carolina infested with parasites were
given medicinal treatment, good
feeding and care would put them in
condition for maximum efficiency.
Out of every seven and one-half
dozen eggs produced in the United
States this year, at least one dozen
will be dried to supply lease-lend re
quirements of America's allies.
Sugar cane from Louisiana has
been called upon to take the place
of cork from war-encircled Spain
as an insulating material to help
protect tlie nation's^perishable food
NOTICE OF RE-SALE
Notice is hereby given that under
and by virtue of an order of the
Clerk of the Superior Court of Mar
tin County entered in that certain
special proceedings pending in said
Court entitled: "D CI. Mod i in and
wife vs. Ado Roberson and wife."
same being a partition proceedings,
the undersigned Commissioners will
on the 2nd day of December, 1942,
at twelve (12) o'clock Noon, at the
Courthouse Door of Martin County,
in Williamston, N. C., offer for sale,
at public auction, to the highest bid
der, for cash, the following describ
ed real estate, to-wit:
FIRST TRACT: A tract of land in
Martin County, N. C., containing 25
acres, more or less, and more par
ticularly described as follows:
Beginning at a small sweet gum
in a small branch; then S 1 1-2 de
grees W 20 poles to a forked cypress,
standing in the middle of Deep Run;
thence the various courses of said
Deep Run 25 poles to the mouth of
Middle Branch; thence up said
branch N 20 E 40 poles; thence N 74
E 16 poles; thence N 5 degrees W 1H
poles; thence N 55 E 15 poles; thence
FOR SALE New
Standard Size ? 40x72 Inches
Slade, Rhodes Co;
HAMILTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
Reporting for Duty
We're, on call, with laundry service that passes rig
id inspection, and meets every requirement of the
busy war-time household. You can't spare the time
for washing and ironing; but it's our full-time job.
Economical rules, careful methods and prompt
CLEANING and PRESSING
Let ns do your next job. All icork guaranteed.
We use modern methods for belt remits.
TELEPHONE 173 WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
S 35 E 20 poles; thence N 8-E to the I
beginning, and being the same tract j
of land conveyed to John Hall by j
deed dated the 25th day of Jan., 1879, i
by Wrighter Davis and wife, Emma i
C. Davis, said deed of trust being of
record in the Public Registry of Mar
tin County in Book JJ, page 660.
SECOND TRACT: A tract of land
in Martin County, N. C., adjoining
the lands of Lucy L. Lilley's heirs
and others, containing 51 1-2 acres,
more or less, beginning at a light
wood stob in the mouth of Hall's
land; thence running along the Wil
liamston road 32 1-4 poles to a white
oak to Lucy L. Lilley's heirs corner
(now Wheeler Gardner's corner);
thence S 9 degrees East to the run of
Back Run to a corner; thence up the
various courses of said run to Hall's
corner; thence N 8 1-2 E 141 poles 1
to the first station in Hall's land to
John N. Griffin's Northeast corner I
and being the same premises con-1
veyed to Martha A. Hall by deed
datid_tlu^Jith_(Uiy of May, 1897, by'
L. S. Yates and Thomas J. Sheppard,
said deed being of record in the Pub
lic Registry of Martin County, N. C.,
in Book YY, at page 87, and being
the same premises described in the
Will of Martha A. Hall, said Will be
ing of record in Will Book No. 4, at
The last and highest bidder or bid
ders will be required to deposit the
amount of 10 per cent of their said
bid at the time of and before clos
ing said sale.
This the 16th day of Nov.. 1942.
HUGH G. HORTON.
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speed . . . and new destinations. The
moderrf business main earns his liv
ing as did the guildsmen of old ? ? .
hut with greater profit ? ? ? and the
added advantage of heing ahle tr
sa\e, and earn with his savings.
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
"THE SAFE EXECUTOR"