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Friday, December 11, 1942.
Spur Of Kecestily
Upon short notice under the spur of absolute
necessity and in the interest not only of the war
program, but also of our national economy, the
Victory Fund Committee comprised of a group
of our bankers, security dealers, industrial and
professional leaders, are now engaged upon a
job of heroic proportions. Theirs is the pressing
task of selling within a few short weeks our
share of nine billions of dollars in government
Nine billions?or one billion?is beyond the
mental grasp of most of us. Suffice it to say,
however, that for present purposes that stu
pendous figure represents the amount of mon
ey necessary to keep our government in busi
ness and in the war until February.
Either we are behind our fighting men, or we
are not. The outcome of a Victory Loan Cam
paign will be a clear index of how seriously we
are behind these boys. The danger of inaction
or delay in buying your share of these bonds
can be compared only with the danger of such
delay in Tunisia.
The banks, insurance companies and larger
corporations in the first few days have respond
ed magnificently throughout the state. But they
obviously cannot bear the burden of financing
our war. In proportion as individuals with $500
or more subscribe these issues, we avert the
growing menace of disastrous inflation.
It has been pointed out that the Victory Fund
Campaign in no way supersedes the War Sav
ings Campaigns which have so successfully been
prosecuted hereabout. The Victory issues as dis
tinguished from war savings stamps and bonds
are simply a different category of issues, being
designed to meet the needs of the larger pur
chases of securities in varying sums, for vary
ing periods of investment.
From Defense To Offense
Instead of "Remembering Pearl Harbor," Am
erica on the anniversary of that day of infamy
moved to avenge the tragic wallop dealt it by
a sneaking foe. The fighting forces, caught
asleep on that bright Sunday morning, are now
wide awake and have moved from the defense
to the offensive. Its recovery from the heavy
blow dealt at Pearl Harbor is almost miracu
lous. The fighting men of the nation are now
marching to a victorious tune.
That march will be interrupted no doubt, and
ultimate victory is not expected today, tomor
row nor hardly next year. No one knows when
the efforts of our fighting men will be crown
ed with victory. The fighting forces have had
"Their Pearl Harbor, and it was sufficient to wake
them up and stir them to action. It was enough
to stir many civilians to action, but too many
are still sleeping on the home front. We have
been warned. If the enemy sneaks up on us, it
will be our own fault. We need not remember
Pearl Harbor, the sneaking action of a yellow
enemy and the shame brought to our military,
but in the tragedy there is something to stir us
to action, all-out action in the name of and for
We have not yet substituted the big "I" with
the little dotted "i". Instead of saying, "I can't
do so and so if they don't give me more gas and
feed me with a silver spoon," let us say we can
whip the problem through our own efforts. It
will be a refreshing day when a few people go
to the rationing boards and declare that they
need more gas not for their personal gain, but
to help the war program.
Sad to relate, but we are still on the defense
at home, trying to get higher prices for what
we sell, a larger profit percentage, another sal
ary boost. We have got to go from the defence
to the offense, and if we don't go there volun
tarily, there'll be a Pearl Harbor for us right
here on the Home Front.
The Individual's Contribution
Shocked by reports telling of want and star
vation in many of the conquered countries, a
small group of the local folks wondered, after
a wishful fashion, why shiploads of food could
not be sent to the Starving Greeks, why the
mighty powers of the world could not act in
a big way to alleviate the suffering of the in
nocent millions. While the response to the ap
peals of the hungry is not what we would have
it, there is reason to believe that everything pos
sible is being done in behalf of suffering hu
While we look to the nations to handle such
humane tasks, the individual must consider that
in proportion to his willingness and his own
sacrifices will the suffering be relieved. After
all, the individual is the basis upon which na
tions move and act. If we "hog" and hoard food,
clothing, gas, vital materials and other arti
cles, we are stealing from those who are in ac
tual need. Even if we curbed our bare needs,
then there would be hardly enough to go
We remain idle as individuals and longingly
look to the government to do in a big way
those things we neglect to do as individuals. To
win this war, to win the peace, to relieve the
suffering and to restore a semblance of civiliza
tion, the individual must make a definite con
tribution, and make it willingly.
BE SENSIBLE AND PRACTICAL
THIS IS NO TIME FOR FOOLISH GIV ING. Even the children and Santa
Claus should concentrate on useful and necessary Mcarinp apparel. Any
of the following items Mould lie appreciated und useful . . .
? LINEN SETS
Only 11 More Shopping Days
D arderi'sDepar tmen tS tor e
Church School, 9:45 a. m. D. N.
Morning worship and sermon, 11
a. m. Sermon subject, "The Eternal
Hope Realized in Christ."
Methodist Youth Fellowship, 6:30
Christmas pageant at the school
auditorium, Sunday, Dec. 13, at 8:15
Mid-week prayer service, Wednes
day, 7:30 p. m., followed by choir
The W. S. C. S. Mission study class
will meet with Mrs. J. Ijj Taylor at
her home Tuesday, 10 a. m. This will
be an all-day study of the book, "On
This Foundation." A good attend
ance is desired.
CHURCH OF THE ADVEN1
3rd Sunday in Advent.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11a.
At 8:15 p. m. on Sunday night at
the high school auditorium the local
school will present its annual Christ
mas pageant. Everyone is encourag
ed to attend.
HOLY TRINITY, BEAR GRASS
Evening service, 3:30. Everyone is
cordially invited to attend.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Worship service, 11 a. m. Rev. R.
H. Lucas will be the guest minister.
Training Union, 6:30 p. m.
Evening service, Christmas pag-1
eant, high school auditorium at 8:15
Prayer and praise service, Wed
nesday, 7:30 p. m.
Piney Grove Baptist
Regular services at Piney Grove
Baptist Church Saturday and Sun
day at 11 a. m. Subject for Sunday
service, A Welcome Promise.
We want to sign our every mem
ber canvass cards. It is hoped that all
of the membership will try and be
present, and the public is invited.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sub
ject, "God at Your Door." This is the
last sermon'in this series on "Open
ing Doors for God."
Afternoon service at the county
Young People's meeting, 6:45.
No evening service at the church.
Service will be held at the high
school where a Christmas pageant
will bo presented for the commun
Trees Are Excellent
Weaj)ons Of Warfare
Long recognized as excellent wea
pons for fighting erosion. trees have
now become weapons of war, H. F.
McKnight, Work Unit Conservation
ist of the Coastal Plain, soil conserva
tion district said this week.
"According to one agricultural au
thority, forests are supplying five
trees for each man in the American
armed forces. However, even larger
amounts of wood will be required
after the war is over, since normal
uses of wood are not being supplied
at the present," McKnight went on
For that reason the conservation
ist is urging farmers to practice se
lective cutting to keep woodlands in
tact. This will keep a supply of trees
coming along all the time, Mr. Mc
Knight says. Besides guaranteeing a
permanent supply of timber for fu
ture use it also provides lumber,
posts, and fuel wood for immediate
sale, and maintians cover for the
conservation of soil, water and wild
As a result of the present demand
for lumber some fanners may be
tempted to cut their woods clean.
However, as the conservationist
pointed out, a constant supply of
wood cannot be maintained nor the
maximum benefit secured by the
owner if young trees are removed as
soon as they have a low market
Farmers who would like advice
with their woodland problems can
get information from the conserva
tionist or from County Agent T. B.
Brandon. Either will be glad to ex
plain the woodland management
plan recommended by the soil con
servation district, Mr. McKnight
Junior Philathea Bible class meets
Monday with Mrs. Garland Coltrain
with Mrs. Albert Coltrain as joint
Choir rehearsal Tuesday, 8 p. m,
at the church.
Mid-week service, Wednesday, at
7:30 p. m.
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 al, Expartee," the undersign
ed Commissioners will, on the 23rd
day of December, 1942, at 12 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 described tract of land:
Being all the interest of Jane Biggs
under the Will of her father, Carey
Respass, 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 the lands of Eli Taylor,
Alonza Riddick, W. H. Rogers et al
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 and
ConrSfany in a Trustee's Deed by R.
G. Harrison and also being the land
surveyed March 5, 1942.
The highest bidder for the above
tract of land will be required to
make a deposit of 10 per cent of the
highest bid at the sale.
This 9th day of December, 1942.
B. A. CRITCHER.
Z. V. BUNTING,
Having this day qualified as exec
utor of the estate of the late John T.
Price, deceased of Martin County,
this is to notify all persons holding
claims against said estate to present
them for payment on or before No
vember 18. 1943, or this notice will
be pleaded in bar of their recovery.
All persons indebted to said estate
will please make immediate settle
This November 18, 1942.
MAYLON A. PRICES,
Executor of the John T.
n20-6t Price Estate.
State of North Carolina. Depart
ment of State.
To All to Whom These Presents May
Whereas, it appears to my satis
faction, by duly authenticated rec
ord of the proceedings for the volun
tary dissolution thereof by the un
animous consent of all the stockhold
ers. deposited in my office, that the
Johnson-Matthews Company, Inc., a
corporation of this State, whose prin
cipal office is situated in the Town
of Hamilton. County of Martin, State
of North Carolina, (H. S. Johnaon
being the agent therein and in charge
thereof, upon whom process may be
served), has complied with the re
quirements of Chapter 22, Consoli
dated Statutes, entitled "Corpora
tions," preliminary to the issuing of
this Certificate of Dissolution:
Now, therefore, I, Thad Eure, Sec
retary of State of the State of North
Carolina, do hereby certify that the
said corporation did, on the 16th day
of November, 1942, file in my office
a duly executed ^ and attested con
sent in writing to the dissolution of
said corporation, executed by all the
stockholders thereof, which said con
sent and the record of the proceed
ings aforesaid are now on file in my
said office as provided by law.
In testimony whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and affixed my
official seal at Raleigh, this 16th day
o Novertber, A. D., 1942.
n20-4t Secretary of State.
Relief At Last
For Your Cough
Creomulsion relieves promptly be
cause It goes tight 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 Creomulsion 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
? RELIEF FROM RETONGA i
He Could Hardly Work An
Hour Without Feeling Weak
And Trembly, Says Farmer
Wilson. Wishes Everyone
Knew About Retonga.
From city, village, and farm come
happy and grateful praises of Reton
ga. For instance, Mr. Peter H. Wil
son, Route 1, King, N. C., and one of
the most widely known farm owners
in his section, declares:
"I dread to see meal time come, for
nervous indigestion often filled my
stomach with gas until I could hard
ly draw a deep breath. I had to take
strong purgatives regularly, and at
times I felt like every muscle in my\
arms and legs was aching. Mornings
I felt so stiff and sore I could hard
ly move about. I suffered from se
vere headaches, and I could scarce
ly plough or work an hour without
feeling trembly and exhausted.
"Retonga relieved me so prompt
ly I could hardly believe it. I now
eat plenty and everything seems to
give me strength. The constipation
and stiff achy muscles and head
aches arc relieved, and it is a per
MR. PETER H. WILSON
feet joy to sleep, feel, and work like
I do now. I wish I could tell every
one about Retonga."
Retonga is a purely herbal gastric
tonic combined with liberal quanti
ties of Vitamin B-l, and is intend
ed to relieve such distress when due
to loss of appetite, insufficient flow
of gastric juices in the stomach, con
stipation, and Vitamin B-l deficien
cy. Accept no substitute. Retonga
may be obtained at Clark's Pharm
Sale of Valuable
At the Home Place of the Late
M. D. WILSON
TOWN OF WILLIAMSTON
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18
AT 10:30 A. M.
Oil the above (late and place announced we
will offer the following personal property: Twen
ty Mules, All Hogs, Cows and Goats, one John
'B" Tractor, Field Disc, Disc Tiller, Carts, Wa
gons, Cultivators, Plows, Tobacco Trucks and
Sticks, Corn and Hay, and All Other Farming
B. A. Critcher and Z. V. Bunting
Executors oi M. D. Wilson Estate Williamston, N. C.