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FAT SAT WAB BOND DAT IMP MMIH-Un tOUAM THE ENTERPRISE OVM THC TOP FOR VICTORY unhq mm wu BONDS-STAMPS VOLUME XLV?NUMBER 94 ff'illiamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, November 27, 1942. ESTABLISHED 1899 Large Number Tires And Tubes Allotted By Rationing Board > Several Applieants Failed To Establish Classifications And Cot No Tires A fairly large number of tires and tubes were allotted by the ra tioning board last Wednesday, the officials having moved up the meet ing date one day to avoid a head-on crash with Thanksgiving. New auto tires and tubes were al lotted one each to Dr. A. J. Osteen, Williamston veterinarian, and J. R Leggett, Williamston mail man. New truck tires and tubes were al lotted to the following: Geo. James, Robersonville, one tire and tube for hauling farm supplies. J. C. Norris, Williamston, one tire and tube for making plumbing and heating repairs. Farmville-Woodward Lumber Co , Williamston, three tires and three tubes for hauling lumber. H. W. Barber, Jamesville, two tires and two tubes for logging. R. L. Ward Coal and Wood Com pany, Williamston, two tires and two tubes for fuel deliveries. P. M. Ange, Jamesville, one tire and tube, for farming, logging and hauling pulp wood. Willie Boston, RFD 1, Jamesville, two tires and two tubes for hauling pulp wood. Williamston Parts and Metal Co., three tires for hauling scrap metals. Certificates for recapping truck tires were issued to the following: Alpha Cleaners, Williamston, two tires for deliveries. D. V. Purvis, RFD 1, Bethel, two tires for farming. Certificates for recapping car tires and for the purchase of three tubes were issued as follows: Alphonza Little, RFD 2, William ston, one tire and one tube for farm. R. A. Haislip, RFD 1, Oak City, two tires and two tubes, for farm. E. D. Purvis, RFD 1, Bethel, three tires for farm. N. A. Brown, Hamilton, two tires for ministerial duties. Leslie J. Griffin, RFD 1, William ston, one tire for farm. Hubert C. Smith, Williamston, four tires for mechanic. Alice Forrest, Hassell, one tire for farm. W. M. Oakley, Robersonville, two tires for farm. P. C. Edmondson, Hassell, one tire for farm and mill. W. A. Evans, RFD, Robersonville, three tires for farm. Geo. Gorham, RFD 3, Williamston, four tires to go to and from town to buy groceries, haul people to and from church and for farm use. Fred Taylor, Robersonville, two tires for farm. C. G. Rogerson, RFD 2, Williams ton, four tires for farm. Obsolete tires and tubes were al lotted to the following: Warner Bailey, RFD 2, Williams ton, two tires and two tubes for farm. Andrew Mobley, Hamilton, two tubes for farm. J. O. Bunting, Parmele, three tires and two tubes for making fish deliv eries. Establishing no classifications, the following applicants were granted no tire rations: W. A. Daniel, Williamston, two tires for moving picture work. (Continued on page four) DRAFT BOARD The Martin County Draft Board is expected to meet with in the next week or ten days for the classification of the first II and 19-year-old youths in this county for possible military serriee. The youths registered last summer and were ruled el igible for military service qn der the selective service act by congmdmtl amendment Just a short time ago. It is quite like ly that some of the young men will be included in the January draft call. The board is also expected to review claims for deferment, but Just now there are compara tively few claims that the board can recognise. Farm Life Community Takes Lead in Stamp and Bond Sales Holding a pie party in the audi torium there last Tuesday evening, the Farm Life School took an early lead in bond sales. Principal Tommie Gaylord announcing that $ 11,500 worth of the United Government Se curities were sold during the pro gram, that in addition to the $11,500 approximately $2,000 more was in vested in bonds by people of the community just a few days before. Sales ranged from a $5 stamp right on up to $550 in stamps and bonds. A crowded house was reported and ths happy and willing through ral lied to the support of their govern ment with cash and checks. Approx imately fifty pies and cakes were auctioned by Jimmy B. Taylor and there was spirited bidding at times when members of a single family de veloped friendly Competition. In addition to the auction, various contest* were promoted by the in dividual grades, and the program was thoroughly enjoyed. The program was prepared by Principal Gaylord in cooperation with his teachers and the parent teacher group. Carrying cash and checks, Prin cipal Gaylord reported to a local bank and exhausted the supply of bonds, but a new supply was made available almost immediately, and the money, by now. is already at the disposal of Uncle Sam for the prose cution of the war. A total of 73 bonds ware sold to forty-three individuals, the number not including many who bought stamps of various denominations. Mopping Up in Libyan Desert British Infantrymen move forward in the Libyan Desert and mop up pockets of rearguard resistance left by the hastily retreating Axis troops under Marshal Rommel. Axis transports, flying between Sicily and Africa with supplies for their forces, are being attacked repeatedly by Allied long-range fighters. This photo is from News of the Day Newsreel. (Central Tress) Truck Transportation Is Uncertain In County WARNING RUIing station operators were officially warned today by the county rationing board that all gasoline raUon coupons unsign ed or without the number of the car in which gas was poured will not be "valid unless turned over to their distributor or dealer by the end of business, Saturday, November 28. Dealers are direct ed to turn the coupons over to the rationing boards Immediate ly. Denominations Here Are Participating In Canvass of Churches Nation-Wide Movement (1u||h For Renewed Allegiance And Support By REV. JOHN HARDY Rector, Church of the Advent For the first time in history, six teen communions and creeds. Christ ian and Jewish, are joining in a unit ed appeal to the Nation this winter. Designated as the United Church Canvass, the effort aims to call Am ericans to renew their allegiance to the church of their choice and to support their churches more ade quately in a financial way. This is a practical approach to a unity of understanding and objective among the religious forces of the nation. Four of the churches in Williams ton are cooperating in this nation wide enterprise?the Methodist, Bap tist, Christian and Episcopal. The canvass began last Sunday and will end on the fifth Sunday of this month. This does not mean any com bination in budget or in the work it self but it does mean that these churches of our community will be called upon during the same period of time to pledge their allegiance and support of the religious work in our community and world. This plan for a community-wide Every Member Canvass grew out of a realization of the need for strengthening the spiri tual foundations of our country in these war days. Naw, more than ever before, the spiritual forces of Amer ica jnust be effective. The future of our country depends largely upon them. The purpose of the United Church Canvass is to bring forcefully to the attention of our community the im portance of our religious institu tions; to call each individual to par ticipate more actively in the work of these institutions; and to insure for the' churches adequate financial ' (Continued on page four) Less Than A Dozen Operators Applied For Gasoline Books *SM Tirkelh Will Be No Good On and After tlie Firnt Of December The truck transportation system in this county is facing a period of un certain operation on and after next Tuesday, according to a report com ing from the rationing board office early this morning. Up until that time less than a dozen truck owners operators had applied for gas ra tions under the new rationing sys tem. The old "S" book coupons will be worthless after next Monday, and1 it is indeed apparent that applica tions can't be prepared and "T" cou pon books issued in time to keep all trucks moving. Just how the bottle neck is to be handled could not bo determined today. The rationing board is not scheduled to meet again until next Thursday, and it is hard ly likely that the gas in the truck tanks will run the vehicles until the new applications are prepared, filed and approved. It is understood that not all truck owners-operators in this county have received their certificates of war ne cessity. It is imperative, if they wish to continue to operate their trucks, to contact the county office of de fense transportation in the agricul tural building and make application for a certificate. The application form must be then ordered from the state or federal office. After the ap plication form is executed, the ap plicant will in turn receive his cer tificate of war necessity with a giv en allotment. Those who have their certificates )f war necessity already, are direct (Continued on page four) Court Thrown Off Schedule By Long Drawn-Out Motion Trial of Civil Cascn Will Br Kr?iim<-tl Here Nexl Monday Morning Wanning to hear the Rogers will ?ase Tuesday morning, the court was thrown off its schedule by a long trial involving a fertilizer suit dur ing the morning and by a special motion that afternoon. The motion, before it was ex hausted late in the afternoon de veloped into what some observers rated a near comedy. Some differ ences originated between Mr. and Mrs. John H. Roberson, landlords, and Raleigh Perkins, tenant on the Roberson farm last summer, and the differences were carried to the court. The first trip did not solve the prob lem and a second trip was made to the court, the landlords claiming that the defendant had not com plied wtih the order of the court. Ar gument lasted well into the after noon, and then to climax the case. Receiver Harcum Grimes, appointed by the court last summer to handle the sale of the tobacco for the two parties, appealed to the court for an increase in the $40 receivership fee. The receiver explained to the court that he made fourteen trips in pre paring the tobacco for market, that he traveled 300 miles. Other evi dence was brought in about this and that, and before Judge Dixon step ped in with definite orders, attorneys for both sides, the landlord and the but rather friendly argument among receiver were to have a determined (Continued on page four) UNCLE SAM BATTLING TO UPHOLD Americas Freedom THE 50TH WEEK OF THE W AR President Roosevelt, in a radio ad dress, said that "During the past two weeks we have had a great deal of good news, and it would seem that the turning point of this war has at last been reached. But this is no time for exultation. There is no time now for anything but fight ing and working to win." Navy Secretary Knox reported the following total damage inflicted on Japan in the battle of the Solomons November 12-15: Sunk?2 battle ships. one may have been a heavy cruiser, 6 heavy cruisers, 2 light cruisers, 6 destroyers, 8 transports. 4 cargo transports; Damaged?2 bat-1 tleships. 1 cruiser. 7 destroyers. The Japanese lost between 20,000 and 40, 000 troops, as well as large numbers of naval personnel. U. S. losses were 2 light cruisers and 6 destroyers I sunk. Mr. Knox said U. S. forces are in j complete control of the area in and around Guadalcanal and "Our hold on the island is very secure." The president said the battle is a major victory. War Secretary Stimson said army aircraft from Australia and new Caledonia played an active and I effective role in the "battle. Allied headquarters in North Afri ca reported that American, British and French troops are driving into Tunisia fom all sides, closing in a ring around the Northeastern trian gle of Bizerte and Tunis. The Brit ish First Army, reinforced by U. S | and French units, engaged Axis mechanized columns in Tunisia and | drove them back, the War Depart ment announced. Gen. MacArthur's headquarters reported November 21 that American and Australian forces are driving hard against the Japan ese, who are pinned along the north eastern coast of New Guinea be tween Buna and Gena on a narrow beachhead extending 20 miles along the coast and 6 miles inland. Selective Service President Roosevelt ordered regis tration for Selective Service for all young men who have reached the age of 18 since July 1, as follows ? Those born July 1 to August 31, 1924, inclusive, to register the week begin ning December 11; those born Sep tember 1 to October 31, 1924, to reg ister December 18-24; those born No vember 1 to December 31, 1924, to register December 26-31. Young men 1 reaching 18 after January 1 will reg | ister on their birthdays. Selective I Service Headquarters ordered dis tribution of questionnaires to 18 and 19-year old registrants, who will be | inducted as their order numbers are reached. "To make sure that no tine who I is really irreplaceable shall be sep arated from an essential position," ; the president ordered the Secretar | ies of War and Navy to "see to it that (Continued on page three) Will Hold Defense Meet At Jamesville A community-wide civilian de fense meeting with representatives of the First Fighter Command's of fice, Norfolk, civilian defense offi cials from the state and county of fices participating, will be held in the Jamesville school auditorium next Tuesday night at 8 o'clock, Chief Air Raid Observer Chas Dav enport announced yesterday. An interesting program has been arranged and a special picture of war-torn England will be shown. The work of about thirty ground ob servers at the Jamesville post will be recognized when the watchers arc awarded arm bands for their meritorious service since the service was placed on a 24-hour schedule last summer. The public is cordially invited and urged to be present for the meeting. RECOGNITION Members of the Martin Coun ty Rationing Board?Messrs. C C. Martin, of Jamesville, chair man; Herbert Roebuck, of Cross Roads, and J. A. Everett, ol Goose Nest, were riven recorni tion for their services by feder al and state rationinr officials this week. The voluntary service award, resembllnf a coITere di ploma and the members admit they have learned a lot about ra tioninr and their fellowman, was, was riven in racotnition of "meritorious service in the War effort and in sincere apprecia tion for their devotion to the country's needs tbrourh the free and patriotic sacrifice of person al interest In the execution of the War Price and Rationinr Pro ream." The names of I-eon Hender son, national administrator, Os car Straus, Jr., rational admin istrator, and Theodore Johnson, state director, were attached to the awards. Thanksgiving, Is Reverently Observed In This Community While no general holiday was ob served in this county yesterday. Thanksgiving Day saw hundreds of Martin citizens flocking to houses of, worship to kneel down in prayers of thanksgiving. Religious services | were well attended throughout the county, the union service in the local I Methodist church at 10 o'clock at-1 tracting one of the largest congrega tions in recent years. Dr. W. R. Bur- | rell, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church, delivered the Thanksgiving sermon with other ministers partici pating in the service. The day. as a whole, had a fuller meaning for the first Thanksgiving under World War II conditions. The day was observed without in cident throughout the county. Traf fic was comparatively light and no accidents were reported on the high ways in the county. The accident toll in the nation, placed at 78, was less than half the number reported over the nation a year ago. Wheels of those industries direct ly or indirectly connected with the war program continued to turn with out interruption, and but for them the day in this community would have had the appearance of a peace ful Sunday. Quite a few hunters turned to the woods and fields and a big deer hunt, declared a successful one, was held in this section. In most of the rural areas, the day was a full-fledged holiday, but quite a few farmers continued peanut harvesting activities and there were some goo ber deliveries, but not very many. The few days before the holiday were marked by the heaviest buying spree in years, many stores selling almost to the bare walls in some items. Wardens Prepare For Air Raid Alarm Here Army Viill Call For Next Alert Without Warning in Advance Air Kaid Warning Alert May Be Ordered During the Daylight Hour* Holding a special meeting this week, local air raid wardens with ci vilian defense officials, made ready for an air raid alert that is certain to come and come without advanc ed notice, possibly some time be tween now and Christmas. Hereto fore, advanced warning was giver, the notice stating the date and sug gesting the approximate hour tin test would be made. Since no ad vance notice will be given and not certain whether it will be a test or an actual raid, local civilian defense met to discuss plans for a success ful blackout if the warning comes by night or for a successful drill if the warning comes during the day. Air raid wardens and fire watch ers are being instructed to report directly to their assigned zones. Auxiliary firemen, police, first aid ers and others are instructed to re port directly to the control center in the town hull. These men are to be depended upon, but they must have tin- cooperation of the general pub lic if an air raid alert is to be of any value. They are asked to see that ev ery light in their homes, places of business or elsewhere is turned out immediately after the five-blast warning & given with the fire siren. Air raid wardens wen- instructed not to break store windows to turn out any light that one might have left burning and provided no switch for cutting it off on the outside of the building. Any light left burning will be reported to the control cen ter, and orders will be issued there. It might be that the window will be ordered broken so that the light can be turned off, or the wires to the building may be cut. Should the warning come during (Continued on page four) 1 Bookmobile Making Regular Tour Next Week In The County Number* of New Hook- Have Keen Added To Traveling Library for l)i*tribiition The following new books off the press since November 1st, will be available on the Bookmobile when it visits the county next week, Miss Elizabeth House, Regional librarian, announces as follows: Green, Memories of Happy Days; Rice, I Came Out of the 18th Cen tury; Irving, Safe Deliverance; Mor ley, Thorofare; Rich, We Took to the Woods; Stong, One Destiny; Vance, Reprisal; Mason, Rivers of Glory; Williams, Time of Peace; Wolff, Night Shift. Since schools will be closed during Christmas week, bookmobile service will be suspended also. That slight interruption in schedule will mean that it will be five weeks rather than Ihe normal four before the iervli will return to the county again. The schedule follows: Monday, Nov. 30, Jan. 4?9:15, C. B. Allen's Service Station; 9:30, Ed ward's Service Station; 10:00, Ham ilton School; 11:05, in front of Ham ilton Bank; 12:45, Gold Point School; 1:35, Jim Johnson's Service Station; 2:10, Robersonville Public Library. Tuesday, Dec. 1, Jan. 5?9:30, Has sell School; 10:20, Hassell Post Of fice; 11:15, Oak City School; 1:05, Wilbur Barrett's Drug Store; 1:45, Smith's Store on Palmyra Road. Wednesday, Dec. 2, Jan. 8?9:00, Williamston High School; 9:45, Ev erctts School; 10:35, J. S. Ayers (Continued on page four) | \ IIKGKNT V / In a telegram just received, Donald M. Nelson, War Produc tion chief, again {minted out the urgent need for more and more scrap iron and metals. Address ing his telegram principally to farmers, Mr. Nelson said, "The Government is asking the Amer ican farmer to dedicate the re maining weeks of 1942 to an in tensified scrap hunt. Steel mills need more heavy scrap and the farms are one of the best sources of this type of metal." While the appeal is addressed mainly to the farmer, Mr. Nel son said that the further help of everyone was urgently needed in advancing the collection of scrap. Plans for a county-wide scrap harvest drive are being prepar ed and will be announced shortly. Stamp Sales Here Reach High Figure P P For Third Ouarter Money Ortlcr Itimiiion !><? ( lines. Kill Office (lashes More for Local I'atrons Although n bit removed from army activities and war industrial centers, the local post office con tinues to report a booming business, Assistant F. Karl Wynne announcing a few days ago that stamp sales for the first time for any third quar ter went over the $6,000 mark. Dur ing the period the income from stamp sales was $({,095.26. the figure comparing with $5,715.51 for the cor responding months a year ago. No one definite cause for the un usually good business the office con tinues to enjoy could be advanced. There's a great deal of mail going out to the service men every day, to he sure, but it would seem that the increase there would be about off set by the withdrawal of several firms from active business. Last August saw the stamp sales shoot up to an all-time record fig ure. They" more than doubled the sales for the same month in 1941. Stamp sales for the months of Jufy, August and September, 1941 and 1942, are compared, as follows: 1941 1942 July $1,637.58 $1,692.72 August 1,462.88 2.498.43 September 2,615.05 1,904.11 $5,715.5! $6,095 26 It can Ik* seen from the monthly comparisons that the business in September started "slipping" a bit, but possibly the comparative de crease is attributable to the large business the month before. Money order business during last (Continued on page four) French Fleet Falls Into German Hands; Army Demobilized Kriti-li and American Force* Moving Steadily Forward In North Africa Reflecting a definite trend on the part of the French toward the Allies, Hitler's forces captured a part of the French fleet at Toulon this morning and immediately set to work to de mobilize "unsure" portions of the French Army The real meaning and details of the latest activities at Tou lon are not quite clear, one report stating that the Germans met with strong opposition as they occupied the port and that some of the sixty two ships were scuttled ahead of the German drive. Still another report declares that every one of the ships was scuttled. It is apparent howev er, that none of the ships escaped to join the Allies. As a counter move to the German drive at Toulon, it is now expected that all remaining por tions of the French fleet at Alexan dria, Dakar and other ports will join the Allies for positive action Hitler, explaining his action, de clared that the Fighting French were giving him much trouble, that he saw a movement on their part to run the fleet out of Toulon, and that he was forced to take action. In his or ders to demobilize "unsure" por tions of the French Army, observers see a marked trend on the part of the French toward closer collaboration with the Allies. Allied armies moving in the gen eral direction of Tunis and Bizerte, are believed just before engaging the Germans and Italians in what ob servers think will be a fairly siz able battle. The Allies have already contacted the enemy on a small scale hut their march to the important points continues slowly but stead ily forward. Mussolini was said to have left Italy for North Africa, but his mission is not quite clear. The report stated that Mussolini was go ing to lead his troops there, but some lhink Mussolini is leading his own way out of Italy. The reports have not been confirmed, but rumors have been heard indicating that the Ital ian people are talking about over throwing old Musso and suing for peace. . The Allies are now claiming sale passage for its ships through the Mediterranean, but the Germans are claiming air superiority in Tunisia. The British Eighth Army is mak ing ready for a big fight at El Aghei la 111 Africa where Rommel is be lieved to be preparing to make a stand. Allied forces, fighting in mud and slime up to the arm pits, are gradual ly closing in on the Japs at Buna in New Guinea, but the immediate cap lure of that port is not expected On the Russian front everything is going extremely well for the Al lied cause. Between 100 and 200 thousand Germans have been knock-. ed out, and more than 200,000 oth ers are about to be annihilated in the Stalingrad area. Strong Russian of fensives are forming north of Mos cow and in the Leningrad area. There is some talk about the Japs forming another armada for a drive toward Guadalcanal or New Guinea. Such a move will not surprise the defenders. In this country we are fighting harder to postpone gas rationing in the west than we are to win the war, apparently. But rationing will be made nation-wide next Tuesday. LAST CALL Automobile owners have un til midnight next Monday to turn their idle tires over to the government. Several hundred express office here since the or der was issued about a month ago, and it is believed that there are few car owners with more than the five tires allowed un der the new ruling. Those persons having more than five tires for each car will find it advisable to turn the ex tra tires over to the express of fice for the government by next Monday night, for the possession of idle tires after that time will subject the owner to prosecu tion in the courts. Bond Sale Drive Drawing To A Successful Close In County According to incomplete reports I stamp and bond sole drive is meet ing with marked success in this coun ty, that the campaigri now drawing to a close, will measure up to expec tations. Farm Life, taking the lead in the drive early this week, reported sales of stamps and bonds slightly in ex cess of $13,000 during and immedi ately following a pie party in the school auditorium there. No other communities have reported their ac tivities, but an incomplete report from leaders of the movement here states tldfe the high school partici aa hi pants hair handled sales in the sum of $6,251.45 to date. Miss Delia Jane Moblcy, leading the stamp-bond con est, was crowned queen at a high tchooi dance in the local gymnasium jy Mayor John L. Hassell last night it 10 o'clock. Miss Julia Clyde We en; was second in the contest. A climax in the war bond week program locally is scheduled for to light in the gymnasium when the idults hold a dance and bond auc ion. Prizes will be offered and Jim ny Brown, Martin County's offer ng to the winners of the recent world series, will handle the auc ion. A large crowd is expected, and itamp and bond sales are due to -each a high figure. While no direct report has been ?eceived from the county chairman, Mrs. Paul O. Robcrson, the cam paign is going forward very success fully in Robersonvllle.

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