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Weekly War Review
For North Carolina
Tar Heel Shirts?North Carolina's
male population will soon (eel the
effect of war on their shirts. Reason:
WPB has ordered from two to three
inches taken off the length of new
men's and boys' shirts made after
December IS. It will also hit pajamas
because new simplification orders
prohibit fancy collars and other
"pretty things." WPB said the new
shirt order will save enough cloth
to make more than 10,000,000 new
shirts and the pajama simplfiica
tion will save material for about 2,
Bee Sugar?Tar Heel beekeepers
who have exhausted their 1942 pro
visional allowances of sugar were
authorized this week to draw upon
their 194 3and 1944 allowances tc
the extent of 15 pounds per colony
for winter feeding. OPA said the ac
tion was taken because the North
Carolina flow of honey in the fall
was below expectations and some bee
colonies will not have enough food
to carry them through the winter.
Commercial Vehicles Get Gas ?
District office managers of North
Carolina's ODT offices were inform
ed this week that temporary trans
port rations of gasoline will be
available to operators of trucks,
buses, taxis and other commercial
vehicles which have not been issued
Certificates of War Necessity. These
operators may get gas rations from
their local war ration boards after
they have applied for the certificate
of war necessity?provided it has
not been rjceived. TTiey will receive
"T" rations on a temporary basis for
the amount of gasoline they estimate
they will require through December
31. "Die gallonage will be deducted
from the gallonage allowed under
the ODT war necessity certificate
Air Raid Test?The day of sched
uled blackouts in North Carolina is
over? except under extraordinary
circumstances. Henceforth drills will
be under exactly the same circum
stances that real air raids would be
?Without Warning. North Carolina
Civilian Defense headquarters said
this week that from now on it's the
Bicycles?School children in North
Carolina who work on farms have
been made eligible for purchase of
bicycles needed for transportation
between school and home or farm, T.
S. Johnson, state OPA director, said
this week. He said that while it is
expected the majority of applicants
will be from farm children who help
with the farm work before and after
school hours, residence on a farm is
not essential to eligibility. Children
and youths who live in urban com
munities but regularly perform use
ful work on a farm are also made
eligible for bicycles.
False Rumors?Rumors spreading
over North Carolina that the gov
ernment will tax farmers five dollars
for each hog produced and that a
"government man" will come around
FOR THE NEXT
On One of Our
To Seleel From.
SEE THEM TODAY
WillUmrton, N. C
By DALLAS MALLISON
(Editor's Note: This is the seventh
of a series of articles on the present
world conflagration, its causes, con
ditions determining its outcome, the
course it is taking and the effects it
will have on our generation and
those to come.)
PROFOUND EFFECTS ON THE
HOME AND MARRIAGE
The present world conflict will
undoubtedly have profound and far
reaching consequences upon the
home, marriage, the family, sex re
lations before and during marriage
and the place of woman in our so
Briefly these effects may be sum
marized by stating that the War is
accelerating and making more com
plex the trends in these fields which
were already in evidence before the
War began and only adding a few
twists and turns here and there all
A General Loosening and
In general the effects of the War
will be to break down and loosen
family ties and marriage vows, to
reduce the significance and place of
the home and the family with the
state and the occupation of the in
dividual assuming a larger role in
one's life, to lower the standards of
sex morality both inside and out
side the family and to increase fam
ily disorganization and martial com
patability. Strangely enough, there
has been no noticeable or actual de
crease in the birth rate as yet at
least in England and the United
States, but we do not know the effect
of the War in this respect in the sub
jugated countries nor do we yet
know what the ultimate effect of the
War upon our birth rate will be.
The present war is breaking up
many homes and marriages by mov
ing families bodily from one section
to another and by separating the
members of the family it is produc
ing and will produce a new high in
illegitimate births, divorces and
broken marriages. It is causing many
casual and premature marriages
among service men and their sweet
hearts; it is resulting in an increase
in bigamy both among service men
and civilians; many men and wo
men are resorting to the bbtaining
of sex gratification With other mar
ried men or women and between sin
gle persons there is an increasing
lack of concern to even clothe sex
ual relationship with the cloak of
respectability that marriage affords;
and there is an alarming increase in
a lack of respect for or a conception
of the historical and racial signifi
cance and value of family and mar
riage bonds and roles in life.
The Disturbance of the Sex Ratio
More than we ordinarily realize
much of our marriage and family
forms and morals deport from or are
based primarily upon the ratio of
males to females in a given popula
tion. For a long time, for example,
the ratio in this country has remain
ed very closely at the figure of 105
females to 100 miles which means
that there is about one male for ev
ery female in the United States. If
the present War was to result in the
death of one or more million of Am
erican men?and note all of these
are of the most marriageable age?
there is no way of determining what
ultimate effect this one factor alone
will have on our society but we must
assume it would be extremely grave
A Rapid Infusion of Sections
Many years ago people from all
over the Western World came to this
"land of golden promise" and here
they met and inter-married, result
ing in a new man, culturally if not
racially, known roughly as the "Am
erican." Today the descendants of
these same people who came here to
mi* their blood and to have off
spring have gone out to all the parts
of the globe and there they are meet
ing and marrying the Old World de
scendants of their forefathers and
many new peoples in addition, thus
adding further to the racial and cul
tural mixture and diffusion of the
world as well as giving further com
plexity to what we call the Ameri
The government practice of send
ing Southern recruits to the North
and Northern recruits to the South
in the various armed services is al
so producing such a rapid and wide
spread inter-marrying of persons
from different sections of our coun
try that if our old Southern forepar
ents of the Conederacy knew about
it they would undoubtedly roll over
in their graves. This is certainly go
ing to rapidly add to the racial and
cultural homogenity of our country;
and, interestingly enough, it is to
be doubted that in the future such
states as North and South Carolina
will be able to boast of "100 per cent
pure Americanism" (really meaning
Greater Freedom for the Woman
The progress of woman to an equal
status with man in marriage and in
sex relations has proceeded commen
surately with the growth in her edu
cation and her entrance in the eco
to take all but two hogs ware brand
ed as false by the North Carolina
USDA War Board this week. There's
nothing to such talk.
Ration Books?You'll have to get
your sugar and coffee ration coupon
book. War Ration Book No. 1, on or
before December 15 or you can't
get it at all, J. K. Simmons, state
OPA food ration specialist, said this
week. Not only is the book neces
sary for the purchase of coffee, Sim
mons warned, but it must be present
ed to local rationing boards around
the first of the new year in order
to receive War Ration Book No. 2.
CHURCH OF THE ADVEN1
2nd Sunday in Advent.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Celebration of the Holy Commun
ion and sermon. 11 a. m.
Sunday being Bible Sunday an of
fering will be taken for the Ameri
can Bible society which is doing an
excellent service to the boys in the
service of our country.
The Woman's Auxiliary will meet
on Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock
with Mrs. James G. Staton.
St. Elizabeth's Auxiliary will meet
Monday night at 8 o'clock with Mrs
J. Paul Simpson.
A meeting of the vestry on Tues
day night at 7:30 o'clock at the rec
ST. MARTIN'S, Hamilton
Celebration of the Holy Commun- I
ion and sermon, 8 p. m.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sub
ject, "The Door Which None Can
Young People's meeting, 6 45 p.
m. Subject, "What Happens When
We Worship Together?"
Evening service, 7:30 p. m. Sub
ject, "Good Seeks a Busy Man."
Choir rehearsal Tuesday, 7:30 p.
Mid-week service Wednesday, 7:30
nomic world. The present war is
serving to greatly accelerate this
trend; and post-war adjustments in
the field of business enterprise is
going to find the woman a much
stronger competitor than ever with
man for positions in fields many of
which will be hitherto un-entered
There is thus being established or
created in this country a new type of
sex and marital relationship the
character of which we now dimly see
and which we know will be different
from that of today or yesterday?
Food Speeds War Efficiency
To combat the loss of 80 million
working days which PaulV.McNutt,
Chief of the Office of Defense Health
and Welfare Services, states occur l
each year because workers do not
keep fit, many large industrial com
panies are launching all-out cam
paigns against malnutrition. These j
programs for improving the health
and efficiency of industrial Work
ers are one of the most effective j
phases of the National Nutrition
Program. Among the most success
ful of these is that of the Servel
Company of Evansville, Indiana.
With the company devoted to 100
per cent war production, every hour
of man labor saved means a contri
bution to national defense.
One innovation used is a "Victory
Lunch" in the cafeterias and lunch
rooms of the company. Another is
the sale of milk from "snack
wagons." The lunch features milk,
meat, a vegetable, a salad, whole
wheat or enriched bread and butter.
The "snack wagons" feature a mid
meal milk service. According to
the nutrition authorities of the Na
tional Dairy Council, both of these
food practices are important in im
proving the health and developing
the maximum efficiency of war
To encourage better food habits,
each purchaser of either the "Vic
tory Lunch" or a mid-meal bottle of
milk is entitled to participate in a
weekly prize drawing. Prizes in
each drawing consist of $5.00 in war
stamps and $3.00 in coupon books.
Milk consumption in the Servel
plant is now five times as great as it
was when the program began. Time
lost from illness has decreased by 16
per cent in the first four months.
p. m. Subject, "The Glory of Good- .
Woman's Council meets at the!
church on Monday at 3:30. Attention
is called to the change in time. All
services connected with the church
have been advanced one-half hour
for the winter months.
Young people from all over the
Roanoke district wlil meet with the
young folks of the Williamston
Christian Church on Friday evening
at 8:00 o'clock. A special worship
program has been worked out and
Dr. W. R. BUrrell, pastorthe local'
Baptist Church will speak on "To
morrow for the Youth." Following
the worship program at the church
the group will go to the high school
gym for a social life program A good
attendance is anticipated.
Church school, 9:45 a. m. I) N. Hix,
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Rev. W.
L. Clegg, district superintendent, will ?
preach, and after the service will
hold the First Quarterly Conference.
The Methodist Youth Fellowship
will meet at 6 30 p. m.
Evening service, 7:30 p. m. Note
the change from 8:00 to 7 30.
Mid-week prayer service, Wednes
day, 7:30 p. m.t followed by choir
IIOLLY SPRINGS METHODIST
The pastor will fill his regular ap
pointment at Holly Springs Sunday
afternoon at three-thirty o'clock. The
community is cordially invited. The
official board is expected to be
present at the First Quarterly Con
ference to be held at Williamston
following the Sunday morning serv
0 45 a m. Bible school. All depart
11 a. m Worship service. Theme
for sermon meditation, "This Grace
Also." The Ordinance of the Lord's
Supper will be administered at the
close ofMhis service.
All Deacons and members of the
finance committee are especially
urged to be present at this service
as the annual Every Member Can
vass will be begun.
6:30 p. m. Training Union meet
7:30 p. m. (Note change of time),
Evening worship service. Sermon
theme: "Sowing and Reaping."
Monday night at 7:30, Deacons and
finance committee meeting.
Wednesday night, Prayer, praise
and study service. An invitation is
heartily given to all to attend these
Services will be held in the Ever- j
etts Baptist Church Sunday, Decem
ber 6th. Rev. T. O Hickman, princi
pal of the Bear Grass school, will
conduct both services at 11 a. m. and
7:30 p. m
If possible, the Bear Grass quar
tet will sjiftg at the morning service, i
The public is cordially invited.
Regular services at Cedar Branch
Baptist Church Sunday. This will be'
our last service for the year, so we
should all try and be present fori
these services. We want to take our j
every member canvass, so your pas- I
tor will be looking for you. The pub-1
lie is invited.
Record Number Of
Births In the State
Raleigh?The 8,937 babies born in
North Carolina in October compris
ed the largest number ever report
ed in this State during a single
month, it was announced by the Vi
tal Statistics Division of the Board
of Health. Tins figure was 1,906 in
excess of the number of births re
ported in October, 1941, and 2,198
higher than the average number of
monthly births during the past five
In spite of the greatly increased
number of births reported in Octo
ber. an all-time low marked the
death rate among babies under a
year old? just 37.4 per 1,000 live
births, as compared with a rate of
57.1 for the corresponding month last
year, according to Dr. G. M Cooper,
who is in charge of the State Board
of Health's maternal and child health
services and who supervises the
State's clinics for mothers and ba
There was also a decline in the to
tal number of deaths from all causes
during the month, which was 2,368,
against 2,490 in October, 1941, the
monthly rate having dropped from
8 3 to 7.8.
The number of deaths from pre
ventable accidents was 107 in Oc
tober. compared with 199 the corre
sponding month last year. Tubercu
losis deaths for the month dropped
from 139 to 116, while deaths from
diarrhea and enteritis among chil
dren under 2 years of age totaled
43, against 75 in October, 1941.
C.li rial max Feature!
Peclc's - Jewelers
121 Main Tel. 55-J
? Through 3 Wari...
and Building Solidly for
the Peace to Come!
In 188) the first Dr. Pepper was created.
From that day 'til this, Dr. Pepper's rare and
satisfying flavor has won an ever-widening circle
of friends and devotees.
In 1898 boys on the way to San Juan Hill with
'Teddy's Rough Riders" knew Dr. Pepper.
In 1917 a far greater "Dr. Pepper army" went
with Pershing to Chateau Thierry, St. Mihicl,
and the Meuse-Argonne.
In 1942 the third generation of Dr. Pepper
drinkers are answering the call of their country.
Behind Dr. Pepper is a family of bottlers, soda
fountain operators, bottled drink dealers, whole
salers, and a parent company, all of whom are
doing their utmost in the war effort and are
building solidly for the peace to come.
FULL QUOTA OF
U. S. WAR IONDS |
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LET US CONSECRATE OUR LIVES, OUR FORTUNES,fc A ND OUR
* ' V -s ?> <,,ii.!* 5i*
SACRED HONOR TO AVENGING THE CRIMES OF'DICTATORS
AND TO RECLAIMING THIS WORLD FOR HUMANITY AND PEACE
America did not leek thia war. To avoid war wt
condoned arroganct; cxcuicd insult; suffered
humiliation. Wi cherished ao ideal and prayed for
peace. We trusted, and were treacherously betrsyed.
Outraged beyond human endurance by the treachery
at Pearl Harbor, America's reaction was righteous
wrath. The price we paid for disillusionment was
overwhelming, but It brought unity and the re birth
of the American ideal.
A new America emerged; militant, self
sacrificing, fired with a (ingle purpose
...the cold determination to rid the
world of cruel, wicked, selfish dictators.
And ?o let ui commemorate the date. Let January
Fine be obeerved aj the beginning of a New Year;
December Seventh ae the beginning of a New
World ... AmtritSt ntw dolr for rnolulioM.
Therefore, be it retolved: That we, the people of
America, consecrate our llvee, our fortunes, and one
tacred honor to:
Avenging the crimes of dicuton... to reclaiming
this world for humanity, ao that we, our
children, and their poittrlty may Ihrt
without fear, follow the nobler purauto
of peace, and promote the true brother
hood of man.
DRINK A BITt TO BAT
TIME OUT FOR DR< PEPPER IS TIME GAINED FOR UNCLE SAM