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Tuetday, November 24, 1942.
Sacrifice And Privilege
It is a bit sickening to follow the reasoning
advanced in some quarters lurking near un
bridled privilege. Addressing a group of work
ers a short time ago, a spokesman for the in
dustrialists told his listeners that "all rules must
be relaxed or waived completely," meaning that
they should do what they were told by their
superiors and ask no questions. Briefly stated,
the spokesman would have those workers sac
rifice and suffer, if necessary, and at the same
time reserve privilege for the few.
The Industrial News Review, financed by
big business, reported the words of the speak
er as they were addressed to one group of work
ers. In the same release, the Review warns
against the encroachment of privileges enjoy
ed by big business and brands as socalistic the
development of certain public projects that of
fer comfort and good for the masses.
The strangle hold has been continued on priv
ilege by too everlastingly many of us. The in
dustrial worker, the farmer, the white collar
man, the owner and the manipulator have done
comparatively little sacrificing only when they
were spurred on by high wages and prices and
bg profits. Yet, there is a whole lot of wild
shouting heard from one quarter about the
greedy action in the other quarter, and vice
Many of us, including management, workers
and farmers, believe the other fellow is getting
the most, and while we may be getting more
than we had been, we overlook the basic state
of our position and compare it with what the
other fellow is supposed to be getting. If the
other fellow gets a nickel more, we want ten
cents more. Too often we do not really know
what the other fellow is getting, and unfortun
ately we depend on hearsay rather than actual
facts, and, as a result, we get a twisted version
of the true picture. When the industrialist hears
about peanuts, he is satisfied that all of them
are selling for around 7 cents a pound. His
source of information, apparently warped in
tentionally or unintentionally, rarely ever re
veals that many peanuts are selling for 3 1-2
cents a pound. We, in the agrcultural areas hear
about $100 wages, but we seldom hear about
the millions who are still working for $12 to
$15 a week or about the general average of
$38 .50 per week in manufacturing as a whole.
We are seldom told that the $38.50 weekly av
erage must feed the wife and kids and other de
pendents. We just get the idea that all peanuts
sell for 7 cents, all tobacco sells for $46 per hun
dred pounds and that all wages are $100 a week.
It is quite possible that all profits are not big,
but to hear the industrialist press the cost of liv
ing is traceable to the farmer and the common
worker. No effort is ever made to explain the
difference the farmer gets for his potatoes and
the price the consumer pays in the big city.
Yet, there is someone somewhere bellyaching
about what the farmer is getting and what the
laborer is getting, suggesting that some would
have many sacrifice while privilege is retain
ed for the few.
And Yet They Argue
If there was any doubt in any one's mind that
President Roosevelt was playing politics in
prosecuting the war, the sweeping drive into
North Africa a short time ago should have elim
inated that doubt in its entirety. Had the move
preceded the November 3 elections, surely the
result would have been different.
It would appear that the administration hat
ers just used the issue as one more club with
which to attack the President. Just as some of
the old tory press in the country after shout
ing some months ago that there would be no
elections this year, forgot to tell the people that
the elections were held according to schedule,
so it was with those who had shouted that the
President was playing politics in the prosecu
tion of the war. Instead of shouting they were
wrong, the group forgot all about that charge
and started looking around in an effort to trump
up another one.
It would also appear that those who accused
the administration of playing politics in the
; of the war are the ones who would
war if by so doing they could wreck
the press nt administration.
Makes Supreme Sacrifice
As far as sheer numbers go, human life con
tributed to the current war from Martin Coun
ty is hidden in the millions, but no one, irre
spective of position or greatness, could offer
more than the several young men from this
county and those from other counties, states
and nations who made the supreme sacrifice
that hope and peace might not be banished
from the earth.
Stealing across the far reaches of the Pacific
and over this continent a message, presumably
from Guadalcanal, reached into a widowed
home in this county last week-end announc
ing the death of another young Martin County
man in the service of his country. While it ex
pressed the high ranking offcer's deep regret,
the terse message tore at the heart strings of
loved ones and made a gapping wound that
only time and faith can even partly heal. Even
though devoid of consolation and hope, the
message did not sweep an uneasy mother off
her feet, for she remembered the youth as a
loving and thoughtful son, one whose life had
been spent in righteous living and in accord
ance with God's plan. Surely, the knowledge
of those facts tend to lighten the burden of
tragedy pressing so heavily and wearily on the
minds of loved ones and friends in these times
of trial and tribulation.
William Freeman Haislip, II, has made the
supreme sacrifice along with at least three and
possibly six other Martin County young men
in the current war. To him and them we owe
an everlasting debt of gratitude, a debt that
should spur us to action and cause each of us
to pick up the banner and carry on where he
left off, to make doubly sure that in making the
supreme sacrifice he did not do it in vain.
We salute the memory of young William
Freeman Haislip, II, and that of the other young
men who have laid down their lives for you and
me, and again pledge our feeble efforts to the
cause for which they so willingly gave their all.
A "Poor Little Rich CwirV' Waket Up
Away back in 1934, the newspapers didn't
have a war to report, so they devoted a lot of
space to the "battle" between Mrs. Reginald
Vanderbilt and Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney for
the custody of 11-year-old Gloria Vanderbilt.
Mrs. Vanderbilt is the mother of the child and
Mrs. Whitney is her aunt. Mrs. Whitney con
tended Mrs. Vanderbilt was not "a proper per
son" to rear the youngster. The perplexed judge
eventually "divided" Gloria between them, and
the story faded from the first page.
A few years later, Gloria married Pat Di
Cicco, at the time "an actor's agent" in Holly
wood. She is 19 now. When her twenty-first
birthday rolls around, she will inherit $4,000,
000 from the Vanderbilt estate.
"I am proud to be Mrs. Pat Di Cicco," she
says. "I was never proud of being a Vanderbilt.
If I were not so happy now, I would hate my
mother and my aunt for dragging me into
court. They never thought of what they were
doing to me."
Gloria's ambition is to have six children,
three boys and three girls, but Pat thinks she
should wait awhile. Apparently she is willing
to accept his decision, but, while she is wait
ing, she gives us this precious bit of philosophy:
"I wonder if our children will realize how
fortunate they are, not because of the money,
but because they will be brought up with love
and family affection."
This "poor little rich girl" is to be congratu
lated on discovering before it is too late that
"loye is the crowning grace of humanity, the
golden link which binds us to duty and truth."
The New Republic.
The OPA has been making note of the license
numbers of cars with B and C (large) gasoline
rations parked at horse races, football games
and other sporting events in the metropolitan
area and has brought forth some moving stor
ies in its subsequent questioning of the owners.
A woman who frequented Belmont, Aqueduct
and Empire City tracks explained that she had
to have a B card because she had heart disease.
A physician at the Yonkers track, with a C
card, had an even nobler explanation: his pro
fessional presence was necessary to look after
a patient who had a heart condition. One must
assume that the most touching stories aren't
getting into print, since on the first day of the
check-up, thirty-eight B and C motorists out of
one hundred and two queried chose to surren
der their ration cards rather than try to ex
plain. In six days the OPA compiled a list of
several thousond B and C motorists apparent
ly afflicted with that sad psychosis which at
tacks so many Americans when they touch the
accelerator pedal of an automobile: "The rules
don't apply to me." It is a malady of infancy
and the OPA's simple idea that only adults
should now be entrusted with precious cars and
gasoline is exactly the right one, suitable for
gentle but nation-wide application.
Get Rid of the Pennies
If a youngster has 36 pennies in a toy bank,
he is hoarding enough copper for making an
other Garand rifle with which to shoot Japs and
Let the kiddies save their pennies, by all
means. Encourage them to do so.
But as fast as they have enough, let them buy
war stamps, or at least, exchange the coppers
for coins made from less critical metals.
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Repair Shops Save
Atlanta, Ga.?Uncle Sam is saving
$10,140 a day by operating Reclama
tion Shops at Army posts in the
southeast where all classes of sol
diers' worn clothing and equipment
are repaired, according to reports re
leased today at the Reclamation and
Salvage section, headquarters.
Fourth Service Command.
These reports covering the opera
tions of such shops for a single
month, show that 305,152 articles of
wearing apparel or equipment were
repaired at a cost of $142,921.87. This
cost included salaries paid, materials
used and overhead expense. To re
place the articles repaired, figuring
the replacement cost at half the orig
inal cost of new articles, would have
cost $449,135.01, leaving a saving of
$304,213.14 for the month's opera
During the month, 124,475 pairs of
soldiers' shoes or boots were repair
ed. Under the heading of clothing
and textiles were included shirts,
trousers, coats, mattresses, pillows,
mosquito bar, sleeping bags, com
forts and blankets. Of these, 130,032
The Army insists that its soldiers
be neatly dressed. In these shops al
terations are made to insure against
misfits. During the month a total of
31,258 alterations were made on sol
diers' clothing. In the matter of
shoe repair, Fort Benning shops led
all others with 17,291 pairs having
been reconditioned and Camp Bland
ing was ahead in the number of
clothing articles repaired with 31,
The shops employ both military
and civilian workers who are train
ed for their jobs or come into the
shops as expert repairmen.
Cash income from farm market
ings increased slightly more than
usual from August to September
and totaled $1,707,000,000, as com
pared with $1,286,000 in September
of last year.
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. G Modlin and
wife vs. Ade 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
j 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 3d polos to a forked rypress,
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 18
poles; thence N 55 E 15 poles; thence
S 35 E 20 poles; thence N 8-E to the
beginning, and being the same tract
of land conveyed to John Hall by
deed dated the 25th day of Jan., 1879,
by Wrighter Davis and wife, Emma
C. Davis, said deed of trust being of
record in the Public Registry of Mar
tin County in Book JJ, page 600.
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
to the first station in Hall's land to
John N. Griffin's Northeast corner
and being the same premises con
veyed to Martha A. Hall by deed
dated the 8th day 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 67, 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,
B. A. CRITCHER,
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Reporting for Duty
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id inspection, and meets every requirement of the
busy war-time household. You can't spare the time
for wushing and ironing; but it's our full-time job.
Economical rates, careful methods and prompt
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WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
"THE SAFE EXECUTOR"
Member Federal Deposit Ineuruiee CerpoaatioB
I will sell at Public Auction All
The Farming Utensils and
Jesse B. Mathews
The sale will be held at the home
place near Robersonville,
N. C., at 10:00 A. M.
A few of the many items that will be
sold are as follows ? 3 Mules, 1 Trans
planter, 1 Pea Planter, 1 Corn Planter,
2 Guano Sowers, 1 Cotton Planter, 1
Wheel Plow, 3 one-horse Turning Plows,
3 Cotton Plows, 2 Carts, 3 Tobacco
Trucks, Several Hoes, Pitchforks and
Shovels and one Wood Saw.
Paul D. Roberson
Meats and Groceries for Thanksgiving
We, like all other groceries and markets, are short on many items. However,
we are yet your chief source for the finest groceries and meats. Use the One
Stop Way and buy your Thanksgiving needs now. Vi e have Oysters.
E. & W. GROCERY AND MARKET