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Tuesday, December 1, 1942.
A AW Bill Of Righu
Crowded off the front pages by war news
and changes in the current economy, a lasting
peace and a hope for a better world are being
advanced in the minds and actions of many
leaders. A peace settlement will not come
quickly nor will it be satisfactory to all, but
with a properly prepared foundation peace at
the end of this war can blossom forth into a
continuous living thing.
Instead of dividing the spoils and setting the
stage for another catastrophe a quarter of a
century hence, the peace makers will do well
to turn to and consider the thoughts advanc
ed recently by the National Resources Plan
ning Board. Advancing nine points in what may
be termed "A New Bill of Rights," the National
Resources Planning Board was dealing with
home problems, but its declarations, it would
seem, could be applied to the problem of last
ing peace on a world-wide basis.
In its recent report the board asserted that
"too few corresponding adjustments have been
made in our provisions for human freedom.
And now to the old freedoms we must add new
freedoms and re-state our objectives in mod
ern terms. Any new declaration of personal
rights, any translation of freedom into modern
terms. Any new declaration of personal rights,
any translation of freedom into modern terms
applicable to the people of the United States
here and now most include:
"1. The right to work, usefully and creatively
through the productive years.
"2. The right to fair pay, adequate to com
mand the necessities and amenities of life in
exchange for work, ideas, thrift, and other so
cially valuable service.
"3. The right to adequate food, clothing, shel
ter and medical care.
"4. The right to security, with freedom from
fear of old age, want, dependency, sickness, un
employment and accident.
"5. The right to live in a system of free en
terprise, free from compulsory labor, irrespon
sible private power, arbitrary public authority,
and unregulated monopolies.
"6. The right to come and go, to speak or to
be silent, free from the spyings of secret pol
"7. The right to equality before the law, with
equal access to justice in fact.
"8. The right to education, for work, for citi
zenship and for personal growth and happiness."
"9. The right to rest, recreation and adven
ture, the opportunity to enjoy life and take part
in an advancing civilization."
Just as our forefathers were branded as rev
olutionists in 1776 when they demanded more
freedom, there are those today who are brand
ed revolutionists because they seek more free
dom from want and uncertainty. Surely, more
freedom can't be expected on a silver platter,
nor can it be expected without effort. But, re
gardless of indifference and shiftlessness, ev
eryone is entitled to a chance in life and the
right to seek unhampered a livelihood and hap
The Time For Faith
A statement issued by the National Sponsors'
Committee of the United Church Canvass in
cluding representatives of sixteen faiths ?
Christian and Jewish.
The time has come when we Americans must
recapture our religious faith and fervor. We
must recognize that faith in God is as essen
tial to the well-being of man as bread and
meat; that the peace cannot be won alone with
men and guns and tanks and airplanes and
ships. God must become the generating force
of our lives, of the lives of all men everywhere.
In the home, in the factory, in the office, in the
governemnt, on the street?God must be there
and we, all of us, must be conscious of His pres
ence. We must re-shape our way of life so that,
like the founders of our nation, we live not by
breed alone but by an indwelling spirit which
Musrtes only from the depth of our souls, from
When our nation was founded more than a
century and a half ago, it was the product not
only of a political theory but of qdritual con
victions and a daep faith in Almighty God. None
can read the story of those early years or the
basic documents of our nation and fail to rec
ognize that God was an ever present reality
to the founders of this Republic and to Him
they looked for guidance in all human under
takings and relationships. He shaped their way
It is evident the present global war threatens
not only the democratic principles on which our
nation was built but the very prvileges of these
spiritual convictions, that religious faith and
that way of life which emerged. As we face
this fact, we realize that many of us have neg
lected and failed to take full or even partial ad
vantage of those privileges. We realize that God
has been relegated to a place of insignificance
or entirely eliminated from our lives. We see
that our way of life has not been essentially
We therefore call upon our American peo
ple to renew or to discover their faith in God.
We call them to nurture that faith through ac
tive affiliation and association with the church
of their choice. We call them to regular worship
and fervent prayer. We urge those who are af
filiated with no church to make a choice and
to prove that choice by positive action, convinc
ed as we are that organized religion is the chief
medium through which spiritual and religious
values are generated and stands today as a bul
wark against their destruction.
By common consent of various faith and
creeds, the periods of November 15 to Decem
6, and February 21 to March 14, have been set
as times for Americans to demonstrate their
allegiance to and support for their churches. The
importance of religious institutions will be em
phasized in each community and throughout the
nation. The needs and opportunities for larger
service will be declared. We commend this un
ited effort to all good Americans.
Reg peel For The Court?
Tempering justice with mercy but at the
same time acting to fit the punishment to the
crime and after a stern, business-like fashion,
Judge Robert L. Coburn, during the past year,
has budded respect for the Martin County Re
corder's Court. Adhering to the policies ad
vanced by his brother, whose unexpired term
he was appointed to complete, Judge Coburn
worked to uphold the law and to prove to those
who would challenge it that the way of crime
did not pay.
Working on the assumption that the violator
should accept the consequences of his own acts,
Judge Coburn during the past year meted out
fines in the amount of $3,783, the costs of the
court boostin gthe total to $6,206.25. He ended
his term with less than $50 due and unpaid.
The judge as his brother did before him has
proved that the courts can function in a busi
ness-like manner and temper justice with mer
cy and at the same time maintain respect for
themselves and for law and decency.
Less Conversation, More Conservation
By Ruth Taylor.
So far in this war there has been too much
conVERsation and too little conSERvation. We
are still talking about what we want, rather
than working to save what we have.
Our whole economy is in the throes of change.
We can't catch up on lost time going on as us
ual. The tremendous resources of which we have
so proudly boasted will avail us nothing un
less we put them to work. But the change-over
from peace-time to war-time production can
not be made thus abruptly without the day by
day cooperation of each and every one of us.
We can survive this test as a nation, only if
we survive this test as individuals. If we plan
intelligently, we can do our part in conserv
ing and utilizing everything we possess and
thus save the materials which are so vitally
needed for the conduct of the war. We will need
all of our ingenuity and our vaunted clever
ness to do this, but we can accomplish it by
eliminating waste and conserving our resources
not only of money and materials but of time
Conservation is the tank warfare of the
home front. For by conserving all our mater
ials for a common war func), we can plow
through obstacles, and smash through barriers
with concentrated strength expended for the
sole-purpose of achieving Victory in the short
est possible time. 4
There is a paragraph sent out by one of the
government offices which we all ought to keep
in front of us.
Seventy gallons of gasoline will drive your
car a thousand miles.
Seventy gallons of gasoline will keep a fight
er plane up one hour.
This is still a free country.
Make your own choice.
Conservation isn't so much a doing without,
as it is a doing with. What we will learn from
conservation will be invaluable. There are re
serves of inventive power in all of us upon
which we can draw. There are reservoirs of
good will in America which have never "been
tapped. When the war is over, we should have
learned to consider and judge possessions and
ways of life in their proper perspective. We will
be able to live better, because we have learned
what we can do without, what we can do for
ourselves, and how we can work together,
shoulder to shoulder, without regard to class
or color, race or religion.
It is a bit disgusting when the man who hasn't
bought even a 10-cent war stamp or even help
ed man the observer's post or hasn't contribut
ed the first thing, comes forth and says "WE"
are now wihning the war.
Things To Watch
For In The Future
Plastic automobile license plates.
Several states are testing them for
possible use next year ... A powder
to smother alcohol fires, developed
by American-La-France-Foamite . .
A new protective coating for work
ers' hands called "Skin Tote," a pro
duct of Cadet Creme Co. . . . Wood
hinges which anyone that can use a
saw and screw driver can install.
They're made by Whitehouse Re
search Bureau . . . New non-spark
ing floor and table covers by Con
goleum-Nairn, Inc. It is said to be
especially suited for powder plants
. . . That device to help motorists
obey the 35-mile-an-hour limit has
been named the "Speed Warden." A
product of B. F. Goodrich, it at
taches simply to the foot accelerator
and thus doesn't cut down on a car's
reserve power or speed.
NOTICE OF SALE OF
Under and by virtue of the power
and authority conferred by Section
2435 of the 1939 North Carolina Code,
the undersigned will, on Wednes
day, the 16th day of December, 1942,
at twelve o'clock Noon, in front of
the Roanoke Chevrolet Company,
sell for cash to the highest bidder,
one 1936 Black Chevrolet Sedan, Mo
tor No. M5523657, belonging to one
Arthur Sheriff, for the purpose of
satisfying a lien held by the Roan
oke Chevrolet Company, by virtue
of having done certain work and
furnishing certain materials to said
property above described.
TTiis the 30th day of Nov., 1942
ROANOKE CHEVROLET CO
Clarence W Griffin, Atty. dl-2t
NOTICE: SALE OF REAL
ESTATE FOR TAXES
I, James A. Rawls, tax collector for
the Town of Oak City, N. C,, have
this day levied on the following real
estate and will sell same at public
auction, for cash, in front of the post
office in the Town of Oak City, N.
C., on Monday, December 28, 1942,
at 12 o'clock, M., for taxes due and
unpaid for the year 1941, unless
taxes, penalty and costs are paid on
or before that date. The amounts
listed below represent actual taxes
due, the penalty and cost to be add
ed to each account.
This the 30th day of Nov., 1942.
JAMES A. RAWLS,
2 - QUART
T h e Host Values
you've ever seen . .
Get yours today . .
We are closing
them out for only
Belk - Tyler Co.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
I am in the market for 20 ton* of pecan*.
Will pay highest market price*. I will
go to your home or farm if you have en
ough to justify it. Call or write?
BOX 65 WINDSOR, N.C.
Tax Collector of Oak City, N. C.
N. E Davenport $11.69
C. L. Etheridge 55
Mrs. S. C. Hines 5 50
Charles W Priddy 1.10
Bertha Brown and Gordon
John Brown 3 85
Lethi Clark 1-20
Charley Gay -41
N. B. Green 4.88
A. W. Grimes 6.96
Columbus Jenkins 1.65
Eliza Butt 1.10
H. P. Parker . 2.22
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We Carry Every Kind of Frnit
Or Vegetable in Season.
OUR PRICES ARE LOWER
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Front Roanoke Chev. Co. Williamtton, N. C.
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Come In Today and See
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We have the moat elaborate selection
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