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Friday, December 18, 1942.
The Real Winning Spirit
Surely the business world hopes for peace,
and much is being done on the commercial front
to hasten victory, but, sad to relate, the mad
scramble at the rationing board, the ever so
many acts far removed from the war program,
wild rumors and the haughty reluctance to sur
render even a few luxuries reflect any thing but
support of the war program. In the daily trend
of life, many have sought to detect an all-out
trend toward victory, a ready acceptance of
the daily tasks on the home front that are vital
ly necessary if war's end is to come any time
soon. The search, while not altogether in vain,
was disappointing until expressions coming
from little children in the local schools were
? One writes and tells how the youngsters rais
ed well over half a hundred dollars for the Jun
ior Red Cross. Another writes about a sys
tematic plan for purchasing war savings stamps
with the goal fixed at one bond per child.
And then the winning spirit, the real spirit
necessary to win this war, is expressed in two
letters to Santa Claus. Lela Page writes:
"Dear Santa Claus:
"I thank you for the things you brought me
last Christmas. Some of the things you brought
me last year are galoshes and a rubber rain
coat. I need a new pair of galoshes, but since
our country is in war and so badly in need of
rubber I can. make out with my old ones. San
ta, I don't want any toys at all. As long as we
can have comfortable homes, adequate schools
and churches, and aren't afraid of being bomb
ed every minute and can own freedom, I think
we all should be happy. So, all I am asking you
to bring me is some war savings stamps. Please
bring them if you can. I'll be helping Uncle
Another letter to the same fine old gentle
"I am eleven years old. My name, ?ack Piep
hoff. I want a wrist watch for Christmas and
other things, but this Christmas is different. We
can't just ask for things for ourselves as indi
viduals, but as a nation. Our country is at war,
a total war; therefore, men must leave their
jobs, wives and even children. This war has
made so many people sad. As we in the United
Nations see this all around us, there is just one
wish that enters our minds. This wish is 'Vic
"Santa, you have a reputation for granting
wishes and I only hope and pray that you will
grant this wish."
It is hoped that the war will not drag
through the years and wait for tender-age chil
dren to grow to maturity with their winning
spirit, but that grown-ups on the home front
regardless of position, color or creed may be
imbibed this moment with that spirit?a spir
it that guards against self interests and desires
and a spirit that points toward the common
An Earnest Plea
A special plea addressed by Arthur Hocking,
factory employee, to his fellow-workers recent
ly could have been addressed also to every per
son in America, including the industrialist, the
entrepeneur, politician, et al.
"Seven weeks ago my only son was killed in
the war. Most of you kn^w this bub you can't
possibly know how Hardy's mother and I feel.
That is, none of you except Walt Gardner, who
just lost his boy, too.
"Since Hardy's death I've been doing a lot of
thinking. What I'm trying to figure out is why
so many of us are taking things for granted and
not doing all we can to help win the war.
"Maybe it's because we l#ep hearing and
talking about the war lasting for years. That
sort of thinking might keep any one from hur
"It could be that this long-pull stuff was why
we lost almost half a million minutes of produc
tion time last month through absences and tar
"Anyway I'm fed up with all this talk about
a 5-or-10-year war. There's no sense to it We
can win this war quick. We've got to. If we
don't vour bovs will be killed like mine was.
"So put those 5-and-10-year thoughts out of
your head. Finish our refrigeration machines
for the synthetic rubber program this month?
not next. Keep our portable cold storage line
going 24 hours a day?not 16 or 20.
"Sure this means sacrifices. It's no fun to
work the night shifts. It's not easy to put ten per
cent of your pay into war bonds. None of us go
for gas and fuel and food rationing.
"But there are nothing compared to losing
some one you love. I know.
"Please, please don't wait for the casualty
lists to come rolling in. Throw yourselves into
"Get going as though both the Huns and the
Japs had to be licked in 1943. Maybe they will
be if we really try.
"I suggest a new slogan. Here it is?Let's get
it over quick.
"I hope you won't think I'm preaching. I'm
not. I'm praying."
Monopoly and Monopolistic Tactics
A great fight is brewing over the virtual
monopoly the Associated Press holds in this
country. The right to sell its service to one
newspaper and deny it to another may or may
not be justified, but the very fact that it does
have the power to deny its service to a prospect
ive customer clparly suggests monopoly.
It is difficult for one in a free country to un
derstand why he can't buy an article or service
when he has the money ready to pay for it, but
the bad part about monopolistic trends is the
method employed against competition. Aided
in some instances by favorable legislation, some
huge organizations have employed tactics more
like those of gangsters in denying others the
right to advance. Untold numbers, who offer
ed humanity a renewed hope, have been crush
ed and their innovations exploited by others
to their own advantage. There are cases where
new inventions were smothered or shelved by
foul or fair means while corporations, some, at
least, continued the manufacture of what was
really obsolete articles at a high cost to the con
It is no little task to build up organizations
the size of the press associations, and while
the size of the task may be a determining fac
tor there is the possibility that it is better to
join the group rather than buck it. But affilia
tions are blocked by rules and regulations. This
is a land of free enterprise all right, but it is free
more in theory than in actual practice. One is
blocked by rules if he wishes to join, and he'll
not get to first base if he branches out on his
own in 99 out of 100 tries.
The End Of The Beginning
By Huth Taylor.
Watch out. Don't slacken. Don't let the daz
zling rainbow of victories won blind us to the
fact that the storm is not yet over, that the
clouds are still dark above us. The end is not
Winston Churchill warned us of that when
he said this was the end of the beginning?not
the beginning of the end. And we must take
It is the end of the beginning?of the period
of indecision, of the hour in which we woke
from dreams of peace to the reality of war, of
the days and nights in which we had to reor
ganize not only our lives but our manner of
thought, to reorient ourselves to a world ruled
by the exigencies of war.
But the end is not yet. We cannot win the
war by over-confidence, we cannot assume the
game is over when the play begins to run our
way. The decision will come at the end of the
game when the last play has been made and
the last battle fought. We cannot leave the field
until the final second of the game.
We want to win this war that we may return
to what we had. We do not want anything from
any other nation. We want only for other peo
ples that freedom which we claim for ourselves
?the freedom of speech, expression and re
ligion, the freedom from want and fear.
We cannot win this war by wishing. We have
to win it by work. The quickest way to win the
war is the best way to win it, and this means
discarding everything that won't help in the
all out effort. To win the war we must have
neither idle hours nor idle dollars. But mon
ey is not enough. Production is not enough.
Men are not enough. We must add to these that
extra effort, that all essential will to win. We
must accept restrictions?willingly. We must
do all we can?gladly.
We must not allow ourselves to be caught by
Axis inspired propaganda. We must not be
spreaders of rumor. We must not be dissemina
tors of hatred toward any of our own people,
regardless of class, race, creed or color. We
must not be selfish hoarders. Conversely, we
must work, we must sacrifice, we must fight
for the common good. And we must have faith
in the ultimate victory, while putting forth all
our strength to win.
The beginning is ended. Now the road lies,
ahead. It will be rough in many places?it will
go through valleys of depression, skirt danger
ous precipices, descend perhaps into quagmires
of temporary defeat?but at the end it will lead,
we are confident, to victory and to ultimate
peace for all the peoples of all the earth.
When Fifth Avenue swank shops feature
only the latest in coveralls, assembly line en
sembles and uniforms in their show windows,
then we will know that America is in the war
at last. ?Christian Science Monitor.
CHURCH OF THE ADVEN1
4th Sunday in Advent.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 1
Evening prayer at 7:30 p. m.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sub
ject, "Christmas Interpreter."
Young People's meeting, 6:45 p
m. Subject, "What Christmas Say:
Evening service, 7:30 p. m. Sub
ject, "The Ultimate Contrast."
Monday, 4 p. m. Circle No. 1 meet:
with Mrs. R. L. Coburn with Mrs
V. J. Spivey and Mrs. T F. Harri
son as joint hostesses. Circle No. !
meets at the same time with Mrs
Delia Green with Mrs. John A. Man
ning as joint hostess.
Tuesday, 8 p. m. Choir rehearsal.
Prayer service, Wednesday, 7:3C
p. m. Subject,'"My Christmas Gift.'
The following men will be ordain
ed at the morning service Sunday;
W. O. Griffin as elder; H. D Harri
son, Sr., J. J. Edmondson, J. T. Barn
hill, Jr., and A. J. Manning, Jr., as
deacons. Special Christmas music
will feature both services.
Regular service at Jamesville Bap
tist Church Sunday. This will be
our^regular Christmas Sunday. Let
us all come together and worship the
Christ child, who has blessed us so
much during this year.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship and sermon, 11
m. Subject: The Messengers ol
Christmas music: Processional,
"Gloria in Excelsis Deo," Hymns,
"O Come, All Ye Faithful," "There's
a Song in the Air," "Hark, the Her
ald Angels Sing," Anthems, "The
First Christmas Morn" and "Sheph
erds 'Neath Judean Hills."
At 7:30 p. m. the young people will
give a pageant, "The Gift of Song,"
assisted by the choir.
Tuesday evening at 7:30, Santa
Claus will come and bring his pres
ents to the children of the Sunday
School at the church. There will be
a Christmas tree and songs by the
The W.S.C.S. will meet at the
church Monday, 3:30 p. m.
Prayer service, Wednesday, 7:30
HOLLY SPRINGS METHODIST
There will be preaching at Holly
Springs Sunday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock. The pastor will bring a
Christmas message. All the commun
ity is invited to be present. At this
time an offering will be taken for
soldier work in North Carolina camp
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Worship service, 11 a. m. Sermon
subject, "For Unto Us a Child Is
Training Union, 6:30 p. m.
Worship service, 7:30 p. m. Ser
mon subject, "The Spirit of Christ
mas." Special Christmas music for
Prayer and praise service, 7:30 p.
Vesper services, Christmas day,
4:30 p. m. Everyone invited.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that under
and by virtue of the power and au
thority contained in that certain
deed of trust executed by Walter
Bailey and wife, Mollie Bailey, to
Garland Whitley, Trustee, bearing
date August 29, 1940, and recorded
in the Public Registry of Martin
County in Book X-3, at page 588,
default having been made in the
payment of the indebtedness for
which the same was given as secur
ity, and at the request of the holder
thereof, the undersigned Trustee will
on the 23rd day of January, 1943, at
twelve (12) o'clock Noon, at the
Courthouse door of Martin County,
in Williamston, North Carolina, of
fer for sale, at public auction, to the
highest bidder, for cash, the follow
ing described real estate, to-wit:
That certain tract of land lying
and being in Bear Grass Township,
Martin County aforesaid, and being
more particularly described as fol
lows: Bounded on the North by the
lands of J. G. Bailey, on the East by
the lands of Edmond Harris, on the
South by the lands of J. G. Bailey,
and on the West by the lands of J
W. Bailey, containing 13 acres more
or less, and being tne same lands
upon which the parties of the firs!
President Roosevelt named Secre
tary of Agriculture Claude R. Wick
ard, Food Administrator. Wickard
v as placed in supreme control over
the production, distribution snd ra
tioning of food and other farm com
modities such as fats and oils, cot
ton and other fibers and tobacco.
Collins Expl ains
Farmers of North Carolina* should
not be inconvenienced?in fact, they
.should be benefitted?by the restric
tion in the number of fertilizer
grades, says E. R. Collins, extension
agronomy leader of N C. State Col
lege. The War Production Board will
lalow only 1H fertilizer grades to be
sold in the State in 1943
"In the fertilizer year, 1940-41,"
said Collins, "there were 187 differ
ent grades of fertilizer registered
and sold in North Carolina. Many
of the grades were so similar in
analysis that it would Ik- practically
impossible to show differences where
they were applied side-by-side in the
"The last legislature restricted to
a maximum of 50 and a minimum of
35 the number of fertilizer grades
that could be sold in the State in
1941-42. Actually, only 36 grades
were registered and sold last year.
Therefore," he added, "it is not an
ticipated that any one will suffer a
hardship by further reducing the
number of grades to a well selected
group of 18."
lie pointed out that South Caro
lina and Georgia have only 13 grades
approved, and Alabama has only 4
The 18 approved grades were se
lected with the idea of excluding fill
er from the fertilizer, Collins ex
plained. This will save transporta
tion facilities and bags.
"The farmer must realize," said
the extension agronomist, "that he
will be buying, in most cases, u
higher analysis fertilizer. If he ap
plies it at the same rate as in 1941
42, it will cost him more to fertilize
his crop. But if he decreases the ap
plication he will get the same result
at about the same cost. For instance,
a man who used 400 pounds of 3-8-3
last year will get the same amount
of nitrogen, phosphoric acid and pot
ash by applying 300 pounddt'^f a
4-12-4 this year."
WPA Will Be No
More By February
By February 1, the Works Prog
ress Administration, better known
by just the letters? WPA will have
come to an end. On that date, under
presidential decree, the liquidation
of works projects will begin mark
ing the end of a career both colorful
and controversial an era that saw
the word "boondoggling", among
others, enter the national vocabu
lary. Born of the depression, WPA is
dying because, in a nation at war
and with production at the highest
levels in history, there no longer is
any need for creating work in a per
iod of growing shortage of manpow
part now live. For a more complete
description of property, refer to
deed from James G. Bailey and wife,
Mary E. Bailey, to Walter Bailey,
recorded in Martin County Public
Registry in Book D-2, at page 392.
This sale will be made subject to
prior indebtedness, and the last and
highest bidder at said sale will be
required to deposit ten per cent of
said bid at the time of and before
closing the sale.
This the 17th day of Dec., 1942.
- he wants ter know.
Back in '33, when Mr Roosevelt
cum in office, want all ther Wall- j
Streeters cryin?Save us, Mr New-1
President, "save us etc we sink"? |
And then after Mr Roosevelt had got
sum oil spread over the sea of de
struction, and ther old ship o' state 1
had bergun to sight safe-harbor, I
didnt them same Wall-Streeters do I
evy thing thay could to hog-tie ther'
Capn that had stemmed ther storm, I
cause thay-all wanted ot go back to !
thay same old tricks that had kick
ed up ther hu-a-ba-loo in ther fust
Now all this cum into my mind
when I read that Editorial in ther
Enterprise bout ther far sightedness,
and ther fair sighted-ness of Mr Eric
Johnston, ther new President of ther
rock-ribbed group of greed, and
grab, and graft, ther United States'
Chamber of Commerce; and I won
dered. had thay took-on Mr Johns
ton and his fair-minded talk, sos to
weathem 'em through ther present
day Democratic swing of opinion,
and as soon as thay could (it ther
war won, and thay money-bags sav
ed frum old Hitler, would thay rush
rampant at crucifyin Mr Johnston,
and his truly Dimocratic idees?
And here's hopin Mr Johnston aint
North Carolina. Martin County. In
The Superior Court.
Johnnie Spruill vs. Katherine Bry
The defendant above named will
take notice that an action entitled as
above has been commenced in the
Superior Court of Martin County,
North Carolina, to secure an abso
lute divorce based upon two years
separation; and the defendant will
further take notice that she is re
quired to appear before the Clerk of
the Superior Court of Martin Coun
ty in Williamston, N. C? within thir
ty days after the completion of this
notice, and answer or demur to the
complaint in said action, or the
plaintiff will apply to the Court for
the relief demanded in the com
This the 17th day of Dec., 1942.
L. B. WYNNE,
Clerk Superior Court
dl8-4t Martin County.
QUALITY FOOD STORES
Christmas Food Sale
PrejHirv Now For The Holidays
Small Uan PORK CHOPS ... 39c
F R K Sll rOKk
HAMS...35c SHOULDERS. 31c
COUNTRY LINK SAUSAGE . 37c
V K A L C II O l? S
SHOULDER . . .33c RIB . . .45c
FRANKFURTERS, pound . 25c
FLOUR, 12-lb. ba? 51c
/'??/iflrr'n I'lain or $elf-Ri*ing
FLOUR, 12-lb. bag (vie
I). I'. I.<111011 or Vanilla Kxtract, 2-oz. btl. 27c
Kmiifortl Making Powder, 12-oz. can 23c
Colonial Corn Starch, 2 16-oz. |>kg?. 17c
MINCE MEAT, Bulk, ll> 14c
VANILLA WAFERS, 2 lbs. ... 33c
CHERRIES, 8-oz. bottle 23c
STUFFED OLIVES, 3-oz. bottle 23c
(lutMip, 2 H-iiz. Iitln. 29c
ItainiiiM, 1 pkji. _llc
Hard Candy, lit. _13c
(irncer's Mix?Jellies and
Creania, pound I !<?
(Irackt-rtt, |)kg. 17p~-;
lleinz Ki(j, Date or Plum
Pudding, ttniull cun .18c
PECANS, Ih. ,33?
WALNUTS, Ih. __29c
MIXED, II). 33c
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