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RALPH I. JONES
. Warsaw fertilizer dealer, World
.War One veteran and one of the
hardest Civilian Defense wo.kers
in Duplin County, this week was
named chairman of the - County
Rationing Board succeeding Hugh
Morrison of Wallace.- Mr. Mor
rison recently resigned. Mr. Jones
was already a member of the
board. A member to succeed
him has not been selected.1
What "Army Emergency
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Adopting the slogan "The Army
Cares For Its Own," an organi
zation established in March 1942
is now functioning under the
name of Army Emergency Re
. lief. Major James F. Morrison,
, F. A, in charge of the Fourth
-- Service Command Branch of AER,
" which is located at 321 . Grant
Building, Atlanta 3, Georgia, ex
presses the hope that this com-
' " xnunity will become familiar with
j. , h functions of Jhe Anny. Eiper-
T Tj ency Relief and will take ad
l antage of its assistance. -
It is pointed out that this em
. ergency relief service operates un-
' der the War Department as part
of the Army Service Forces. Its
. main purpose is to assist the army
men or women and their depend
. ents. Much emphasis is placed
upon the length of time required
i to administer relief in indicated
cases. Here "emergency" means
just that Cases handled by the
various offices of the AER cover
' emergency operations, accidents,
births,. and all other problems re
" quiring immediate attention and
assistance. Here the wife of an
. army man who expects , a baby
' and who needs financial, medical
or post-natal assistance, receives
- the courtous and understanding
assistance from that military
agency which believes in caring
for its own. Parents of Army per
sonnel who need advice, guidance,
and assistance in matters pertain
.V ' ing to allotment checks or other
. personal matters are urged to
- contact Army Emergency Relief.
It is apparent that a sincere ef-
fort is made by AER to maintain
the morale ,of our army men byj
the assurance created through
their work as it is described to
', 't us.' '"
This community is .encouraged
' , to become thoroughly familiar
with AER and to report to it all
cases which need its assistance.
.Communications should be ad'
dressed to or contact made with
' the Army Emergency Relief Of
fice at the nearest Army camp or
' , station in each community, or to
Army Emergency' Relief, ? 321
Grant Bldg. Atlanta 3, Ga.v .
Wright Plane :
The airplane In which Wilbur
and Orville Wright made their
first successful flights . in 1903
near Kittjr Hawk, N. C, will be
brought back to the United States
and installed in the Smithsonian
Institution., k .
This was revealed in connection
with the celebration of the for
tieth anniversary of the famous
flight President Roosevelt an
nounced that Orville Wright "Is
going to bring the Kitty Hawk
plane back from England, where
lt has been in the British Muse
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0 This will end, happily, we hope
.he long controversy about the
rst" plane and, quite approp
- riately, place the relic in the
country of its inventors, where it
-should have' been all the time..
When somebody offers you
something free you can play safe
by declining, with thanks for your
own intelligence. . , , -'
A one-track mind is not a han
rp if you are on the right track.
PRESIDENT MANUEL L. QUEZON poted for Ihii phetojraph after b
fcatl npofd Us department heade the negotittioni leading to Preaideot
Kaoeerelt's aaaie' to the Confreaa aakini for powers to advance the date
Philippine independenee, preriooily aet tor July 4, 1946.
Thia photograph inelndea CoL Carloa P. Romulo, former editor of the
HUlipfimt Htrmld and aide-de-eamp to Geo. MaeArthnr in Bataan, Corregidor
m& Atralia, who has jus been appointed by Pretident Queaon aa Secretary
A Mother's Prayer
Dear Lord, You gave your son
to the world, You didn't count the
cost; In blood and sacrifice, You
gave your son; that we might live.
Dear Lord, can I do less? I gave
the world my son, that he may
help to save the things for which
your son so noble, died.
If when the Victory's won Dear
God, and you send back my son to
me, I'll press him to my heart and
thank you Lord,
And if He goes to join your son,
I'll understand, and . through my
tears rejoice to know, that my son
and the son of God, go hand in
' Mrs. Sudie Fa'rrlor
; R. F. D. 1. Kenansville.
District Attorney For
- Failure To Appear
The following is a list of names
reported to the District Attorney
because the failed to report lor
induction, Dec. 27, 1943.
Isiah McKenly, C. D. Richard
son, James Dallas Teachey, Wil
lie Chandler, JWillie . James Leg-
gett, Moses Jones, and James
Alford Herring, ' y ; ;. , . : '
' - Thanks, , ; .
; Evelyn H. Pope, Clerk
Duplin County Local Board No,- 2
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These doughboys are en route to a rest base after the fight ta capture &ew .Georgia Island from tSt t
Elding In-Jeeps these Jungle warriors of ours are skirting a tea of muj tward tte leading aL't i- . .)
from wnose Dig maw una picture
. rest, They are pushing the Japs
you buy are backing the attack.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 1st. 1943.
Forward Into BatUe ClI I
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CoL Douglas Bngg, Sn fH Ufi,-Infantry commander, rides
with Us troops in aa Enfineers. boat tip shallow, kgoon te the) new ,
beachhead on Arundel Island fa the South Pacific.- 'TheM small craft
keep the uppllesmoiviii4 freely- to ear troops. Are yea 4oInf your
share te help ftem by bnylnf mere
Oo-getters rarely , understand
individuals whose principles com
pel them to forego opportunities.
was umen. -xneir jooonne tor we mnmctt tneywTl enjoy wJ ' 1
slowly northward ttt the tpUti Fftc3 f
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ukT 7-teid BDep'.r,n?,,J.01 J,nforat' nl Publio Relations
Left to righti CoL Romulo; : Auditor-General Jaime Hernandeit Lt CoL
Andrea Soriano, secretary of 6nanee Vice-Preident Sergio Oimenai Col.
Manuel Nieto, aide-de-camp to the Pretident; Pretident Quezon: Retident
Cktmmitiioner Joaquin M. Elizalde; Maj. Gen. Batilio J. Valdet, chief of
ataftol the Philippine Army and tecretary of national defense, and Dr. Arturo
B. Rotor, tecretary to the Pretident and the Cabinet
Jttmr Siml Cwim Pkot
: It's about time to wish your
friends a Happy New Year,
whether you mean it or not.
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Kenansville, N. C
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This War A Fight,
Not A Parade
There will be anther protest on
the part of the politicans over the
announcement that 2,000,000 men
will be drafted before July 1st
and that about half of them will
be pre-Pearl Harbv fathers.
Nevertheless, the . nation, is at
war." - It is not fighting imagin
ary foes and it can't win with
talk and protests.
There is only one question be
fore the people of this country in
connection with the wars against
Germany and Japan. Do we in
tend to win them, or quit? If we
are to win, then we must accept
the judgment of our leaders and
wage actual war with men and
Sure, it would be fine if we
could just run it to suit ourselves,
which would include the right for
every American to stay at home.
It would be pleasant to wage war
that way wouldn't it?, with the
opportunity for every civilian to
make as much money as possible,
without regard to effect upon the
The' plain truth is that there is
some who have not made up their
minds to back the national war
effort They are perfectly willing
for the sons of other men to fight
and for others to be restricted in
the matter of making money.
They only object if the draft
touches their relatives and price
control limits their profits.
TOBACCO PLANT BEDS
Burning brush and wood on
tobacco, plant beds destroys large
numbers of weed and grass seeds
and helps to reduce soil-born
Placing beds on virgin soil will
help eliminate the danger of dis
eases being carried over from the
It is better to have several
small beds rather than one or two
large ones, especially from a dis
ease control standpoint.
B. F. G. 4-H Club
The B. F. Grady 4-H Club held
its. December meeting before the
holidays. A short Christmas pro
gram was given at which Eva
Edna Grady read the Bible. Mar
tha Southerland sang "O Little
Town of Bethlehem" and Mary
Ella Williams read a poem "Jesus'
First Cradle". Helen Marie Pat
terson read' The Night Before
Christmas". ' "
At the business session Estelle
Waller, president, presided. Nath
an Kelly read the minutes. The
senior and junior clubs met to
gether. Hold Your Breath
I met her in the garden
The night was still as death.
I knew she knew her onions,
I could smell them on her
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I left her in the garden
She breathed a fragrant sigh,
Her friends wouldn't tell her,
: Not Be Renewed
. .Wilmington, Dec. 30. Certifi
cates of War Necessity issued by
the Office of Defense Transpor
tation are for the duration of the
war and need not be renewed for
1944.' G. T. Musselman, District
Manager of the ODT in Wilming
ton, declared yesterday.
The ODT District Manager
pointed out that many queries
have been received by his office
from persons wanting to Irenew
their certificates for next year's
The milage allotments author
ized by the certificates for 1943
will stand for 1944 unless changed
by the ODT, he declared. How
ever where new certificates have
been sent operators, such oper
ators should return their old cer
tificates and all supplemental
certificates to the Office of De
fense Transportation, 604-607
Murchlson Building, Wilmington,
Such certificates are necessary
for operators of commercial ve-
hides to receive gasoline and
Dallas Williams Served aa
When Courthouse was Built
Dallas J. Williams, 73, promin
ent farmer died at 8 o'clock at
his home a few miles west of Rose
Hill Wednesday night. He was
stricken with a respiratory iiv
fection, said to be pneumonia
about two weeks ago and for the
last few days his heart began
Funeral services were held this
morning at 11 o'clock from the
home with interment in Rockfish
He is survived by his wife Mrs.
Eula Williams, one daughter Mrs.
H. E. Moore of Wilmington" and
one grand daughter.
Mr. Williams, a lifelong resident
of this county, was prominent in
public and church affairs. He was
a member of the Wallace Baptist
church. He served as county com
missioner during the years 1909, j
10. 11 and 12, being chairman of'
the board the last two years.
During his tenure as chairman
the present county courthouse was
built. He fought the building bit
terly and requested that his op
position be recorded in the min
utes, which they were. The other
two members were J. W. Grady
and Robert James.
In his latter years he served as
county game and fish warden for
Dr. T. Graham Williams
Funeral services for Dr. T Gra
ham Williams, 57, who died at
his home near Rose Hill early
Monday after several months ill
ness, were held from the home
Tuesday afternoon, conducted by
Rev. M. J. Murray and Rev. Leon
ard Johnson. Interment was in
the Oak Plains Cemetery.
Dr. Williams, a retired phy
sician and a veteran of the First
World War. Surviving are his
wife, and son Graham, Jr.
Victim of a Nazi Booby -Trap
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This American .soldier, killed by a booby-trap, fell before a
extolling fascism and ending, with the word "Vlnceremo," wbloh, mean:
"We Will Win.". Mote how As must have raised, bis arms to at lei 1 1
face as the trap exploded. Soldier at right la operating a mine detect r,
while his buddy looks on. Are 70a backing ear fighting rata fey bu; ' x
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TAX LISTING FOR 1944
BEGINS SAT. JAN. 1.
All property, teal and personal
subject to taxation, shall be listed
for tax purposes during the month
It is the duty of every person
owning property, real or personal
to list it for taxation.
All male persons between the
ages of twenty-one and fifty years
shall list poll tax even though
they do not own or have in their
possession any taxable real or
personal property to list
All dogs over six months old
shall be listed toy the owner or the
person having them in charge.
All livestock, motor vehicles, re
frigerators, appliances, tractors,
etc., shall be listed for taxation
whether paid for in full Or not.
The intent and purpose of our
tax laws is to have all property -and
subjects of taxation assessed
at their true and actual value in
money, in such manner as such
property and subjects are usually
sold, but not by forced sale there
of. It has been declared to be the
policy of this State so to use its
system of real estate taxation as
to encourage the conservation of
natural resources and the beautl
fication of homes and roadsides.
There will be no Increase in
the tax valuation of real estate
as a result of the owner's enter
prise in: (A) Planting and care
of lawns, shade trees, shrubs and
flowers for non-commercial pur
poses. (B) Repainting buildings.
(C) Terracing or other methods of
soil conservation to the extent
that they preserve values already
existing. (D) Protection of for
ests against fire. (E) Planting of
forest trees on vacant land for re
forestation purposes (for ten
years after such planting).
Look for our Township List
Taker's advertised dates, and see
him early In January and list.
There will be no extension of
the listing period.
Be prepared to give Farm Cen
sus information. Know the num
ber of people on your farm -males
and females, and the num
ber over 14 years of age.' Most of
the information asked for will be
acreages planted in 1943.
Cotton Ginning Report
Census report shows that 4681
bales wete ginned in Duplin from
the crop of 1943 prior to Dec. 13
as compared with 5811 . for the
crop of 1942.
(Special To The Times) ' -Fort
Myers, Fla., Sgt Clifton
E. Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles W. Lane, Bowden, N G,
was graduated this week from
the AAF Training Command's
Flexible Gunnery School at Buck
ingham Field near Ft Myers.
Now qualified as an aerial gun
ner, he will soon become a mem
ber of one of the Army Air For
ces' bomber crews. "
Sgt Lane entered the Army
10 months ago, having been a
student. He has already been
graduated from the armament
school at Lwry Field, Colo.
no why the heck should I T