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Tuetday, December 22, 1942.
The gasoline shortage is coming into its own
and in a big .way. Instead of being something
to cheat, the rationing program is to be recog
nized as something serious, the value of which
cannot be estimated until it breaks down. The
virtual "freezing" of gasoline sales last week
makes the past abuses stand out in bold relief.
Those who have nursed every whim and travel
desire, those who have knowingly cheated the
program and those who have burdened the sys
tem in the eyes of others owe it to themselves
and their country to set the good example at
this late date and limit their driving below the
Washington recognized its employees flout
ing the gas regulations, and they are being call
ed to task before the public. The commercial
user is still favored under the program, and it
should not be necessary to warn him that un
fair and illegal practices are punishable by
prison sentences and fines.
Many have watched the abuses of the ration
ing system pile up and up and continue to abide
by the regulations themselves. It is difficult to
do that, but regardless of what the "neighbor"
does, one muskcontinue to do his part, to con
tribute every/ounce of his energy. Those who
questioned tlie need for rationing and greased
their conscienchvon that basis should be con
vinced now that thus.situation i.s far more ser
ious than they realized and act accordingly.
Back yonder when the drive was launched
for the repeal of prohibition, the wets piointed
out that the industry would offer work for hun
dreds of thousands of the unemployed. As far
as employment was concerned the argument
was valid. Now, when there is an even great
er emergency, the industry claims hundreds of
thousands of workers, and the chance of trans
ferring workers from the breweries and the vast
distribution system, wholesale and retail, is far
When millions are asked to surrender their
gas rations, to forego visits to loved ones and
to handle those tasks necessary to be done to
meet daily living expenses and the ever-mount
ing taxes, the beverage industry rides on and
on. One hardly knows whether he is helping
the war program or the liquor barons when he
stays home in a chilly atmosphere.
It would appear that the liquor barons have
a big hand when it comes to formulating poli
cies, rules and regulations. When agriculture
and war plants go begging for workers, hun
dreds of thousands are carrying on the bever
age business. When fighting men of our own
and those of our Allies cry for food and weap
ons of war across the way, someone is load
ing 20,000 cases of beer for shipment to far
away Australia. A commentator, speaking from
the country down under, said it was unadulter
ated stupidity to take up valuable cargo space
If the fighting forces on the battlefronts and
on the home front, too, have got to drag along
every questionable business, this war is going
to be a long time ending.
Aggravating The Shortages
Back yonder when they were arguing over
ways and methods for making synthetic rub
ber, the big oil men pushed the farmer's grain
alcohol out of the picture and scored another
promotion for basic oil products. Possibly the
oil base can furnish the foundation for a bounc
ing new industry. But in moving to relieve the
rubber shortage, it is fairly apparent now that
the "oilers" have created a shortage in high
teat gasolines. Instead of relieving the rubber
shortage, the big boys are threatening both the
rubber and high test gasoline supplies.
Leave it up to the big ones to look after the
big ones. And leave it up to the big ones to mis
lead or otherwise fool the people.
The Secret Of Happiness
Bg latk Tarter.
lCaoy centuries ago, Pericles, the great Athen
ian, said, "The secret of happiness is freedom;
and the secret of freedom is a brave heart"
We realize this truth anew today as we face
the changes wrought by total war. We know
that every threat to freedom is a threat to our
personal and national happiness, and because
of this we gladly lay aside for the moment our
liberties and place restrictions on our freedom
for the sake of a strong defense and preserva
tion of those liberties and of that freedom.
Happiness is the result of free choice; of the
ability to give freely and not upon the demand
and according to the will or whim of some self
imposed overlord. Happiness is found in the
freedom to live according to the laws of right
and justice; to work in a spirit of friendly inter
course with our fellow men, unhampered and
unhindered by prejudice against anyone be
cause of race or creed or color or class. Happi
ness rests in freedom to worship as our con
science dictates; to pray to God as a free man,
at peace with one's own soul, and to see to it
that our neighbor has the same privilege.
There could be no happiness for a free born and
free spirited American under totalitarian rule.
Freedom is the absence of fear?of that cor
roding dread of impending evil, that cancerous
mistrust of one's closest comrades which is the
deadliest weapon of the dictators. Freedorfr is
the security given by peace of mind in a world
in which men are motivated by respect for the
rights of others and by a sense of their own ob
ligations to society. Freedom is the knowledge
that success or failure depends upon one's own
self and the way in which one's talents and abil
ities are utilized. Freedom is the way of life
for men who are not afraid of living.
A brave heart is one that has courage and
faith. It h; is courage to go ahead; to believe in
the integij ty of others; to combat evil wherev
er it exist:; to fight loyally and wholehearted
ly to the bitter end; to face the unknown be
cause of the guiding light of purpose, the hope
of a finer goal. It has faith?faith in one's self,
in one's fellow men, in the God of one's belief
?and in the future whether it be a future in
this world or beyond our earthly ken.
"The secret of happiness is freedom; and the
secret of freedom is a brave heart."
Necessity Mothers Effort
Christian Science Monitor.
When Bill Summers can't find a fourth for
bridge because Ken Purdy is out on air-raid du
ty, Bill may think he is having a taste of the
war. Mrs. Purdy begins to feel the war when
she can't find a maid to take the place of the
one who took a job in an airplane factory. Ex
cept where family circles have been broken,,
war's hardships have fallen rather lightly on
Mrs. Roosevelt's radio address from Phila
delphia on Sunday must have helped many Am
ericans to regard themselves with that sense
of proportion which is akin to the sense of hu
mor. Mrs. Roosevelt recounted that she had been
surprised at the almost total absence of social
life in Britain, whereat Dowager Queen Mary
observed that there is no one in Britain today
with whom to lead a social life. Everybody is
busy at something more important. Women in
volunteer posts are working ten to twelve hours
a day, Mrs. Roosevelt reported. And the effect
of her comparison between British and Ameri
can life at this moment is that the United States
is lagging behind in the war effort.
This may come as something of a surprise to
those Americans who recently have been ques
tioning Britain's contribution, and to whose
charges Mr. Herbert Morrison, just elevated to
the British War Cabinet, has recently felt call
ed upon to make public replies.
It is well that someone of Mrs. Roosevelt's un
questioned devotion to the United States should
make clear the actual situation. Americans have
everything that it takes to win through to vic
tory, and they have it in as great a measure as
their British cousins. But, as Mrs. Roosevelt
pointed out, they have not been faced with a
crisis comparable to that faced by Britain after
the fall of France. For both countries necessity
is the mother of the ability to rise to the occa
sion. Britain has been closer to the necessity.
Americans today not only can do more but
are on the way to doing it. Mrs. Roosevelt's talk
should prove timely in counteracting any no
tion that they risk doing more than their share.
Out Of Same Spoon
News and Observer.
When gas rationing went into effect the peo
ple, who took the reduction in riding without
complaint, were indignant because many pub
lic officials whose duties did not require them
to go half a mile from their offices, had an un
limited supply and some of them used it for
joy-riding. The indignation brought reform.
In Potter County, Texas, the rationing board
refused additional gasoline rations to all state
and Federal agencies save those engaged in law
Tax-eaters are entitled to no consideration
that does not also reach tax-payers.
His Guidance and Protection
May from the bottom of every heart every
day go forth a fervent prayer to Almighty God
that these soldier champions of ours shall have
His help, comfort, guidance, and high protec
tion, that they may do those things which they
have set out to do.
We shall be resolved that they shall not come
home cynical, disillusioned, and brittled by
war but shall come home clean and strong, and
with a consciousness of duty well done and that
quality of American citizenship that they may '
bind up the Nation's wounds and hold intact
our country's great ideals.?French Quinn of
Decatur, 111., as quoted in the Fort Wayne (Ind.)
IF IN DOUBT WHAT TO GIVE HIM FOR CHRISTMAS-!
News From The Soil
The farmers of Martin County are
to be congratulated for the success
they have had in getting in winter
cover crops this year.
These crops not only make a more
prosperous looking country in the
winter but are actually contributing
to better soil, by adding organic mat
ter and preventing soil erosion.
There is perhaps an improvement
that could be made in our winter cov
er crops by the use of more winter
legumes such as vetch, Austrian win
ter peas and crimson clover, espec
ially during the period of war when
nitrogen fertilizers are not as plen
tiful as they have been in the past.
Mr. Van Taylor who operates a
farm in the Spring Green commun
ity has a large acreage of cover
crops. These crops consist of a mix
ture of mall grain and legumes that
furnish a good cose cover for the soil
as well as good grazing for his herd
of dairy cattle.
Specialiit Litis Number Of
JUndetirable Shade Treet
A partial list of undesirable shade
trees, as prepared by John H. Har
ris, extension landscape specialist of
N. C. State College, is as follows: Sil
ver Maple, Boxelder, Silktree (also
called Mimosa), Texas Umbrella
tree, Chinaberry, Lombardy Poplar,
Whtie Poplar, Carolina Poplar, Chi
nese Elm and American Chestnut.
He emphasized, however, that some
of these trees serve well for purposes
other than shade.
Having qualified as Administrator
of the estate of Rufus Burnett, de
ceased, late of Martin County, North
Carolina, this is to notify all per
sons having claims against the estate
of said deceased to exhibit them to
the undersigned at Williamston, N.
C., on or before the 11th day of De
cember, 1943. or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of any recovery. All
persons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate payment.
This 11th day of December, 1942.
B A. CRITCHER,
Administrator of Rufus Burnett.
Having this day qualified as ad
ministratrix of the estate of the late
John L. Rodgerson, deceased of Mar
tin County, this is to notify all per
sons holding claims against the said
estate to present them to the under
signed in Robersonville, N. C., for
payment on or before December 7,
1943, or this notice will be pleaded
in bar of their recovery. All persons
indebted to said estate will please
make immediate payment
This December 7, 1942.
MRS. CLINTON HOUSE,
Robersonville, N. C. d8-6t
North Carolina. Martin County. In
The Superior Court.
Estella Standi vs. Bennett Standi.
The defendant above named will
take notice that an action entitled
as above lias been commenced in the
Superior Court of Martin County,
North Carolina, for the purpose of
obtaining from the defendant an ab
solute divorce on the grounds of sep
aration; that the said defendant will
further take notice that he is re
quired to appear before L. B. Wynne,
Clerk of the Superior Court of Mar
tin County, within 30 days after this
notice by publication is finished, and
answer or demur to the complaint
of the plaintiff in this action, or the
plaintiff will apply to the Court for
the relief demanded in
This the 30th day of Nov., 1942.
MARY E. KEEL,
Deputy Clerk Superior Court.
State of North Carolina
Department of State
To all to whom these present* may
Whereas, it appears to my satis
faction, by duly authenticated record
of the proceedings for the voluntary
dissolution thereof by the unanimous
consent of all the stockholders, de
posited in my office, that the Wool
ard Furniture Company, Incorporat
ed, a corporation of this State, whose
principal office is situated on Main
Street, in the Town of Williamston,
County of Martin, State of North
Carolina (G. G. Woolard being the
agent therein and in charge there
of, upon whom process may be serv
ed), has complied with the require
ments of Chapter 22, Consolidated
Statutes, entitled "Corporations,"
preliminary to the issuing of this
Certificate of Dissolution:
Now, therefore, I, Thad Eure, Sec
retary of the State of North Caro
lina, do hereby certify that the said
corporation did, on the 24th day of
November, 1942, file in my office a
duly executed and attested consent
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
hereto set my hand and affixed my
official seal at Raleigh, this 24th day
of November, A. D.. 1942.
dl-4t Secretary of State.
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,
Tax Collector of Oak City, N. C.
N. E. Davenport $11.69
C. L. Etheridge JS5
Mrs. S. C. Hines 5.50
Charles W. Priddy 1.10
Bertha Brown and Gordon
John Brown 3.85
Lethi Clark 2.20
Charley Gay .41
N. B. Green 4.88
A. W. Grimes 6.96
Columbus Jenkins 1 1.65
Eliza Ruff 1.10
H. P. Parker XJJ
There is an acute shortage of pennies
throughout the country. If you have
a surplus en hand, kindly bring them
to us. We give you credit or cash for
them?or if you prefer we'll gladly is
sue a Bond for them.
BRING US YOUR PENNIES
Guaranty Bank & Trust Co.
M amber Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
GOWNS ? SUPS ? BEDJACKETS ? ROBES
$1.98 ? $9.95
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