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1 Army Announced that It v,
up the discharge of men
not normally bo due for
for oomo montha.
In spite ?f all of
and actions, the Re
has boon stressing the v
men. Hk call from the
Service seemed to be a
of all of the other. Army
I Towerer, upon looking into the
matter, we find that the war
ment is following a Tory Jogieal
course in the interest of efficiency
The War Department desires ap all
volunteer Army in the interest of
efficiency. The volutoer soldier per
forms his task, better and more cheer
fully, as he is in the Army because
i he wants to be. This is the reason
j for the Army avoiding Selective Ser
vice, except as a last resort.
The statement on the speeding up
of discharges is true, but mainly Se
lective Service men are Wing dis
charged. Even these men are inter
viewed and urged to e&ist in the
Regular Army, so that their experi
ence and knowledge will not be lost.
If the men are determined to effect
their separation when they become
?eligible, the War Department is re
leasing them as soon as po.^ible in
the interest of both efficiency and
economy. If a man has only a few
months to serve, it is foolish to ex
pend money to train him for a job he
will never fill, and it would be equally
foolish to send him overseas for only
a few months. The sooner these men'
are replaced by men who will be in
"the Army long enough to do the job,
the better for everyone concerned.
In asking for an explanation of the
contradiction found in the Army's
statement of overstrength and the
Recruiting Service's appeal for more
men, we found both were justified in
their statements. The Army is tem
porarily overstrength, but this con
dition is only temporary. Between
now and June 30, 1947, one-third of
the men now in the Army are sched
uled to be discharged fromCt^e Army.
Many of these men are Selective Ser
vice men, and many are "short terfn"
enlistees of the Regular Army. These
"short termers" are men who enlist
ed for one year or 18 months. Some
of these men*will re-enlist, but most
of them are men who enlisted mainly
to be assured of a definite tour of
military service, instead of serving,
an indefinite period under the Selecc
When all of the figures are on the
table, it is clear that the Recruiting
Service must enlist 40,000 men, a
month from now until June in order
to maintain the Army at its authoriz
ed strength, and have an all volun
teer Army of 1,070,000 men on the
last day of June.
The Recruiting Service started
from "scratch" a little over a year
ago, and built a million man volun
teer Army in just one year. That
was a difficult job well done, but
now it faces just as difficult a task
Sn maintaining that Army at that
The Army Recruiting Service de
serves the assistance of every one of
us in carrying out its mission, which
is designed to secure the "Peace" we
won at a terrible cost in both money
and the lives of our young men.
Resolve To Grow A
Good harden In *47
"A Better Garden in 1947" is a
good New Year's resolution to make,
regardless of whether one lives on
the farni or in an urban district, says
John H. Harris, extension horticul
tural specialist at State College.
Harris is one of these fellows
not only eats, sleeps, and talks gard
ening on any and all occasions but
. also grows a garden in Raleigh of
which anyone would be justly proud.
Regardless of what time of the year
you visit his garden, he always has
something growing and he is full of
plans of what he intends to plant in
the near future.
Not only is the Harris garden an
all-year garden but it also Combines
fruit along with the vegetables. There
one finds strawberries,
number of apple trees that
family supplied with fruit 1
the year. ?
At Christmas the Harris i
and peaches from the
and there were i
ad in the
flew it to Dm Moines when a
capable of haaffdng an
ana was established. Some of 1
equipment was flows in from Pols*!
as fhr away as Boston.
"AH this equipment, of course
purchased originally with M|nh of
Dimes funds. There is no way of
tellirfg how many Una wen saved
because this equipment was available.
However, this stockpile of _
must be increased and reinforced,"
Mr. Moon said, "if we an to main
tain a margin of safety."
the event individuals reenlist for one
year and" Jeter
service, they may be required to vol
for en additional period of
service at that time in order to Atain
e overseas assignment they desire.
All former members of the Wom
en's Army Corps wh<v would like to
return to the service should contact
the local recruiting sub-station at
New City Hall Buildjng, Greenville.,
where fell information ma? be ob
" ' i _i '' . j
The guy thpt plane to build bis
bouse on a' pole ? is farther along
than most of us that build castles In
the air. -?" . I
REPORT OP THE CONDITION OP
THE BANK OF FOUNTAIN
? FOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA C
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON DECEMBER SI, 194?
1. Cash, balances with other banks, including reserve balances,
and cash balances in process of collection $592,843.19
2. United States Government obligation*, direct and guaranteed 547,457.20
3. Obligations of States and political subdivisions ?, 11,059.66
4. Other bonds, notes and debentures-- .< 26,000.00
6. Loans and discounts (including... .No overdrafts). 61,931.64
7. Bank premises owned, ?1,625.36, furniture and fix.
turee 1182.98 __1, ? 1,76&84
11. Other assets : ^ 2,810.97
12. TOTAL ASSETS ^ _$1,241,865.90
18. Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships,
and corporations " ? - ? . |l,t>02,849.93'
14. Time deceits of individuals, partnerships,
and corporations . , , . :? 107,861.70
15. Depoeite of United States Government (including
postal takings) : 24,216.41
16. Deposits of States and political subdivisions ... . 33,986.90
18. Other deposits (certified end officers' checks, etc.)? 2,433.34
19. TOTAL DEPOSITS r?c- $1,171,348.84
23. Other liabilitiee 5,254.10
24. TOTAL LIABILITIES (not including obligations
'shown below) 1476,602.60
26. Capital ? " - * 25,000.00
26. Surplus ....... ... , 25,000.00
27. Undivided pmfita i. 12,S66.(
28. Reserves (and retirement account for preferred capital) 2,408.37
29. TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNT i $ 65,268.40
80. TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNT *1,241,865.90
v ? ' JS
* This bank's capital consists of common stock with total par valua of
31. Assets pledged or assigned to secure liabilities and for
other purposes ? $ 125,000.00
I, J. M. Horton, Cashier, of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true, and that it fully and correctly repreaert
the true state of the several matters herein contained and set forth, to the
best of my knowledge and belief. ' '
Correct.?Attest: J. M. HORTON. Cashier.
E. B. BEASLEY, Director. ' '
"? G. W. JEFEERSOIfe Director.'.?*
R. A. FOUNTAIN, Director..
State of North Carolina, County of Pitt
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th. day of January, 1947, and I
hereby certify that I am not an officer or director of this bank.
(SEAL) H. D. JEFFERSON, Notary Public.
My commission expires January 13, 1949. /
Will Log: your timber and Saw any size
desired and deliver back to you
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Silver pools, then
Disappearing soon. .
Life anew is given, desires,
Success, ydu think, is yours,
Yet, the dawn approaches iafej
Success doth flee witlT night.
At dawn of this last day,
gers arose early to catch a
of Molokai, the first visible island Ih
the group. By thifPme ev|(Sr
s mom than anxious to set foot <
terra firms. 5
Planes were soon jetted, as well
as small harbor craft. The sound of
an approaching launch drowned
of the passengers. As the launchl
polled to the side, people jumped!
aboard and the welcoming began.
Among the welcoming party, were
newspaper reporters, photographers,]
and friends of the passengers.
In the mid-morning the ship pulled]
into the harbor after passing Diamond!
Head, one of the famous landmarks!
of Oahu. As the ship crept into Hon-1
olulu harbor, Hawaiian boys began!
dring for ruckles. Since the war!
their diving rates have increased |
from pennies t? nickles.
At the docks.the Royal Hawaiian]
orchestra, was on hand to give out!
with every imaginable song of wel
It seemed hours before the eager [
passengers could leave the ship, how
ever, it couldn't have been more than j
thirty minutes. 4* 006 walked down J
the gandplank to set foot on a]
strange land, or as the Kamaaias
set foot on their homeland, all were]
greeted by brightly dressed Hawai-1
ipns, eager to present ea?h of us a|
Editor's Note: NEXT: OAHU,
AS SEEN BY A MALAHINI?.(Ma-1
lahini neams a newcomer. Kame
aiana, an Old' Timer.)
?of the state, and he has in
v^tea aii fanners interested in having
this type of work done to attend the
Ellis suggests that
the righW-Vey for
Jobs for this
He has prepared a safety efareular]
on the use of dynamite. Those inter-!
ested should write the Agricultural
Editor, State College, Raleigh, for
Polder 68, entitled "Dynamite Do's
Bay "Savings Bends" Havei Heidi
NOTICE OP RE-SALE
Under and by virtue of an order of
the Superior Court in the ex-parte
proceeding entitled "in the matter of
JohnEKU Paylor Administrator of
Lillian P. Parker, deceased et ai,"
- * * * missioner will on
ing in the Town of Parmvflle,
Carolina, offer for re-aale to the
highest Udder for Cash (bidding to
begin at $3,360.00), the following de
at an iron stake the
corner of the lot of land-whereon
John Barrett now owns and resides,
on the South side of the edge of the
public road leading from the Main
Street of the Town of Fannville, N.
O4 to Little Contentnea Creek, and
runs with the line said W. ET Mur
phrey's, Sr., and John Barrett in a
Southerly course down a small ditch
about 220 feet to another ditch,
thence with that ditch in a North
easterly course' M feet, thence in a
Northerly course parallel with the
first line about 220 feet to said Main
Street road, to an iron stake, thence
with the edge of the road 60 feet to
the iron stake the beginning.
taining one-fourth oaf lui^acrc more
or less. Being the idenflcal tract of
land conveyed October 16th, 1929 by
W. E. Murphrey, Sr., and Emma
Patrick, Mortagee, to Lillian P. Par
r ir, deed duly recorded in Registry
o^Pitt County in Book E-17 page
This the 27th day of Deoember,
JOHN HILL PAYLOR,
(J-8-2wks) M,. Commissioner.
104 W. 5th St.?At Five Petatc
Greenville, N. p.
I. EXECUTOR'S NOTICE
Having qualified as Executor of
the estate of Mrs. Dorcis Will'
deceased, late of Pitt County, 1
Carolina, this is to notify all
sons having claims against the c
of said deceased to exhibit them to
the undersigned atFarmville, North
Carolina, on or before the 13th day
of December, 1947, or this notice
will be pleaded in bar of their re
covery. Ail persons indebted to said
estate will please make immediate
This the 7th day of December. 1943.
JOHN HILL PAYLOR, Executor
of the estate of Mrs.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Having qualified as Executor of
the Estate of F. M. Davis, Jr., $ie
ceasea, late of Pitt County, North
Carolina, this is to notify all per
sona having claims against the
Estate of the said deceased to ex
hibit them to the undersigned at
fore the 10th
[or this notice _
of their recovery. All persons _
debted to said Estate will please
make immediate payment.
This the 3rd day of January, 1947.
H. D. JOHNSON, Executor of
I ??WjPLzjjjf* p- k*- Dsvis, Jr,
John B. Lewis, Atty. (J-10-6wks>
" NOWCE TO CREDITORS
Having qualified as
of the Estate of Elber
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