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THE PRODIGIOUS PALM
As the ship nears shore, what trav
eler to the tropics has not gazed en
rapturedly at the sight of the coco
nut palm, standing in clusters or sin
gly, as sturdy sentinels of picturesque
loneliness? Few realize they are
catching first sight of the tree of
which it has been said: "No other
renders a more signal service or has
a higher commercial value."
The coconut palm not only sup
plies man with food, drink, shelter
and clothing, but also with coconut
shell char, so necessary in the sav
ing of lives among the armed forces
and civilian populations. For coco
nut shell char is a most vital com
ponent among the materials used in
the manufacture of gas masks.
When we consider the great num
bers of useful things that come from
the coconut palm and its fascinating
and romantic beauty, there is little
wonder that among certain peoples
the tree and its fruit are objects of
veneration and even worship.
In the annual gathering of billions
of coconuts, armies of persons are
given work and sustenance. The milk
of the coconut not only is drunk by
those who gather them, but it is sent
to the far corners of the earth. The
meat of the nut in dried form pro
duces oil that is used in the manu
facture of butter, soap, confection
ery, perfumes, candles, cosmetics and
glycerine. After the oil has been tak
en from the pulp, the residue pro
vides food for cattle, sheep, swine
from common colds
That Hang On
Creomulslon relieves promptly be
cause It goes right to the seat of the
trouble to help loosen and expel
germ laden phlegm, and aid nature
to soothe and heal raw, tender, In
flamed bronchial mucous mem
branes. Tell your druggist to sell you
a bottle of Creomulslon with the un
derstanding you must like the way It
quickly allays the cough or you are
to have your money back.
for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis
The shell is made into combs,
spoons, drinking bowls, linoleum and
other useful articles, while its outer
fibre is used to make felt. The stem
goes into furniture and lumber for
houses and boats. The tree's leaves
are used for roofs, brooms, mats,
baskets and fodder for cattle. The
unripe husk is made into preserves,
the young leaves into pickle, and
early shoots serve as a vegetable.
When the tree is felled, the juice in
the stump may be made into toddy,
wine or yeast. Vinegar, gum, and
even cement are obtained from this
The coconut palm grows best by
or near the sea, in lands of abun
dant rains and ample moisture. Mil
lions of them grow wild and flour
ish on the coastal plains of Mexico,
of the Central American Republics,
and all the way to Ecuador on the
Pacific and to central Brazil on the
Atlantic, while many of the Carib
bean islands are also natural produc
ers of coconut palms.
The tree is of rather rapid growth
and attains a height of 75 to 100 feet.
Its slendemess and absence of limbs
has a tendency to make it seem even
taller. In most countries the tree be
gins to bear seven or eight years af
ter planting, and once bearing the
palm may live and be productive
for three-quarters of a century. One
of the curious facts is that the tree
indicates its age by rings around the
trunk?as growth proceeds the low
er leaves fall, leaving a ring or scar
with two such rings representing a
year of growth.
The top of the coconut palm forms
a cluster of fifteen to thirty luxur
iant leaves fifteen or more feet in
length and very lace-like in appear
ance. It is under these leaves, close
to the trunk, that the tasty coconut
grows in clusters.
Science continues to find new uses
to which the coconut palm can be
put, but man cannot improve upon
the grandeur which Nature bestow
ed upon it nor the beauty of its set
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Holliday, of
Jamesville, shopped here Saturday.
Shop and Mail
Notv For . . .
We have a large Heleetion
for you to ehootte from!
Christina*} (lards and Stationery
ChrittlmuK mailing muM be dour rurlv this
year, if you are lo be certain of delivery, we
are told by the Government. So, Santa muM
get an early Mart tliis year. I)o that by chop
ping at our More now for the Gifts you want
to buy this year for family and friendc.
Now Due And
Payable At Par
Most people don't make it a practice but the
best time to pay your taxes is wlien you have
the money. A majority of the people, and
particularly the farmers, are in a position to
pay their 1942 Taxes now. Don't wait?Pen
alty will soon go into effect.
Town of Williamston
Union Jack Raised Over Tobruk
British soldiers run up the Union Jack once again in deserted Tobruk.
The North African port has been held alternately by the British and
the Axis. Miles away from the heavily-bombed port, Marshal Rommel's
battered Afrika Korpa continued to retreat before pursuing Allied air
and land forces. Thi. pV?to v\a r ? 1 direct from Cairo to Now York.
LaGuardia With Hero
New York City's Mayor Fiorello
LaGuardia receives a first hand ac
count of the capture of the crew of
a Nazi U-boat from Lieut. Harold
Lawrence, of the Canadian Navy.
Lawrence, accompanied by Petty
Officer Arthur Powell, boarded the
sub after it had been rammed, killed
two of the crew, knocked two more
overboard, and captured the rest.
Business News Is
Taking Back Seat
Business news had to take a back
seat to the more spectacular head
lines of war last week as the U. S.
offensive against the Axis shifted
into high gear. While news from the
far-flung battlefronts was unques
tionably favorable, and results of our
hard work on the homefront began
to be evident, it was becoming in
creasingly clear that greater sacri
fices are in store for 1943. One of the
reasons why the pinch will be tight
er is the Controlled Materials Plan.
Priorities of 1943: That could well
be the title of CMP. It is the "last,"
or at least the latest, plan of the War
Production Board to see that the vi
tal materials that go into tanks and
guns and ships and planes get to the
right places. The old system of pri
orities didn't work so well. Prefer
red factories sometimes got too
much; others didn't get enough or
none at all. As Leon Henderson
phrased it, the government was sell
ing more seats than there were in
the theater. So out the window Went
most of the old plan and in its place
came CMP?itself simply a flow
Fall In llent Seanon To
Treat C.altle For Lice
Fall is the best season of the year
to treat cattle for lice, says L. I.
Case, extension animal husbandman
of N. C. State College. The treat
ments are most effective when the
cattle are taken off the grass, while
the weather is still fairly warm, and
before the cattle are placed in win
ter quarters. This avoids getting the
winter quarters infested with the
biting louse. At least two treatments
14 to 10 days apart, should be made.
The first treatment will kill the
grown lice, and the second will erad
icate the lice that were unhatched
at the time of the first treatment.
of paper. The Army, Navy, Maritime
Commission and other agencies will
tell WPB what they want to build
and how much material will be re
quired. WPB and its agencies will
dole out the material?but no more
than is available.
Although CMP will go into effect
immediately, and will affect only
steel, aluminum and copper for the
time being?it won't become man
datory until next summer. By that
time the plan will have reduced ci
vilian economy to just about the bot
tom of the barrel. The Office of Ci
vilian Supply, which bids for all
consumer supplies, has requested on
ly 1 1-2 per cent of steel output and
less than 1 per cent of copper for
next year. For the housewife, her
pots and pans will become more
precious than ever?perhaps more
than the family silver.
NOTICE OF RE-SALE
Under and by virtue of an order of
re-sale signed by the Clerk of the
Superior-Court in an action entitled,
"In the matter of: Edward L. Wil
son, et a Is, Ex Partee," the under
signed commissioners will, on Satur
day, th?? 2Hth day of November, 1942,
at 12:00 o'clock M., in front of the
Courthouse door in Williamston, N.
C., offer for re-sale to the highest
bidder for cash the following de
scribed tracts of land:
FIRST TRACT: Adjoining lands of
Eli Taylor on the North and East,
the lands of G. A. Peele on the South,
the lands of J. Aaron Hassell and
Riddick land on the West and con
taining 65 acres, more or less, ex
cepting a part of said land being
heretofore sold by M. D. Wilson.
SECOND TRACT: Being all the
interest of Jane Biggs under the
Will of her father, Carey Respess,
said Will being of record in the
Clerk's office in Martin County,
which reference may be had for a
full and complete description and
adjoining lands of Eli Taylor, Alon
za Riddick, W. H. Rogers, et als.
Beginning at the head of a ditch
running a SE course along a field
hedge row to the William Riddick
line at a stake; thence along his line
easterly to the Bear Trap Mill Road
to the fork of a path extending to
the Greenville Road; thence along
said path westerly to the ditch, the
beginning and being the same land
deeded to Harrison Brothers & Com
pany in a Trustee's Deed by R. G.
Harrison and also being the land
surveyed March 5, 1924.
THIRD TRACT: A tract of land
in Jamesville Township, Martin
County, containipg 56 ucres, more or
less, and being Lot No. 8 in the J. E.
C. Davis land division of record in
Land Division Book No. 3 in the Reg
ister of Deeds Office of Martin Coun
ty, the description therein being
made a part of this description.
FOURTH TRACT: A 1-2 interest
into a certain tract or parcel of land
in Williamston Township, Martin
County, State of North Carolina,
bounded and described as follows: A
house and lot ill the Town of Wil
liamston, N. C? bounded on the Eait
by Joe Griffin, on the North by Sam
Faulk, on the West by the Williams
ton-Washington Highway; on the
South by Joe Griffin, containing one
half (1-2) acre, more or less. Bought
of H. C. Hemby and known as the
"Short Place" and being the same
land conveyed to O. S Anderson by
R. G. Harrison, Trustee, said deed be
ing of record in the Register of
Deed's office of Martin County, in
Book W-2, page 452, and being same
E remises on which Biggs and Wilson
FIFTH TRACT Same being a
house and lot in the Town of Wil
liamston, N. C , on Simmons Avenue,
adjoining the lands of Theodore Rob
erson. P. H Brown, Dr. J. S. Rhodes,
et alf, and being the same house and
lot formerly occupie dby the late J.
H. Purvis and better known as the
old Baptist Parsonage.
SIXTH TRACT: Being a vacant lot
in the Town of Williamston, N. C.,
and being a part of J. G. Godard land
adjoining J. G Godard on one side,
Marshall Avenue, Bondurant house
and lot and the Christian Church
J Parsonage, Smtihwick Street and J.
I B. Cherry.
| The highest bidder for each tract
|of land will be required to make de
I posit of 10 per cent of the bid at the
This 13th day of November, 1942.
B A. CRITCHER,
Z V. BUNTING.
? Wine from the Lake Erie Islands is
pressed from America's finest grapes.
Serve E tk K?and your choice is the
finest wine from this district! Enjoy
B A K Ohio Port, Sherry, Dry Sherry,
1 okay and Muscatel...aelicious with
dessert or for afternoon or evening.
By producers of the celebrated EAK.
Sauterncs since 1863. Buy now...supply
limited. Engels & Krudwig Wine do,
There is a shortage of many table items and in
some instances they can't be gotten at any price.
However, ire still have a large stock of . . .
Staple and Fancy Groceries
DON'T WAIT until llir last minute to gel your Thanksgi\iug necessities. Those
*hu k1iii|i here get the very best and usually our priees are lower. We run sup
ply you with anything in groceries, fruits uiul \cgclahlcs ami staple items, such
as feeds for the farm.
MOORE GROCERY CO.
Only <Utf DAYS!
And Here's A Tip!
If you are planning or thinking ahout giving
any of the fine jjilts of lasting pleasure that are
supplied hy your favorite furniture store, we re
speelfully ur?j;c you to make your seleetions now
This is no attempt to "stampede" you, but mere
ly a friendly warning. Replacements are always
difficult in our line around C.lirislmas time, and
this year we do not expect to be able to buy any
"fill-ins" in gift items.
Our stock is virtually complete now. Why not
come in ami make your selections? You will find
our convenient lay-away plan liclpful towards
your enjoyment of a paid-for Christmas, too!
Living Koom Suites
AND MANY OTHERS!
B. S. COURTNEY
WillianiHton, North Carolina.