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Something To Pass ()>
, Sometimes you read somethi
which seems to strike directly hoi
body could just read this maybe
this war" or "If people would or
Would be over a lot quicker ".
??vSo it was the other day when
' Officer who has been serving in tl
fh an obscure place in a newspai
be brought to your attention it mt
"I came across a July 12 copyi
of Time, avidly devoured it?and i
flfcs very sorry I did. Appears
(from their reports that the home
front is sadly sagging: and that's !
really too bad. because the kids
out here ate more than holding
up their end of the bargain. Back
in civilian life I thought I had
a fair idea of how large a job
the boys in khaki and blue were
doing?and how grateful the Nation
should have been. Believe
me. I had only the ghost of an
idea! If there is one particle of
truth in the inferences we draw
(that such a great portion of the
populace is motivated by selfishness
and gieed, and that the;
same stupidity as ever characterizes
our legislators) then the
only conclusion that makes sense
to me is this:
E "America?that land and ideal
jjwe're fighting for?exists only in
jithe hearts and memories of the
ynen on the fronts. As far as I
.jean see. the only United States
^civilian factors that function with
!:he fighting men are the people
vho make the, guns, planes,
anks. and ships. The question j
immediately arises: How large j
vould be their output if they
vere required to put it out on
"" . the equivalent salary of a private [
. or sergeant instead of that of a
1 "I know you can see what's
in my mind? and in the minds j
of a lot of us out here. If the
sbehavior of the nation behind us I
.mow is characteristic and reveals i
ythe real temper of their spirit j
&nd determination, if this is the'
'extent to which they'll back us. |
what do we have to look for-!
Bvard to? A victory parade, con-'
Cetti, free drinks?and what
Pulpwood Falls
k)n Berlin
? If you picked up this newspaper
and lead that American
liberator bombers had just droped
100 cords of pulpwood on
terlin, you could be excused for
(linking that the editor, or the 1
uthor of the war communique
ad gones crazy.
Or, if you read that our poweral
Battleship X had fired three
llvos of pulpwood from its 16ich
guns and sank one of Tojo's
windling airplane carriers.
W Well it wouldn't be madness,
lecessarily; just another way of
Stating a fact. For pulpwood
lich as we are cutting in this
immunity today goes into the
Blaking of smokeless powder for
Bombs and shells just as it does
Ito hundreds of other materials
* So if you feel like taking part1
i the shooting, just get out your
He and saw and cut yourself
>me pulpwood. Your Uncle Sam
ill see that it gets delivered j
here and when it will do the;
.rmy and the Navy the most
Perhaps one of our own neigh-!
orhood boys would make the
nal deliverey to Hitler or Tojo. j
hat's why it is so important
pw to:
J 'Cut-a-Cord of Pulpwood For
Every Local Eoy in Service."
Editorials In
A dvertising
j. Recently we mn an editorial
on the. wonderful editorials that
giy be found in magazine and
wspaper advertising of today.
Jhe modern progressive business
(pan is not stopping his advertising
because times are such
tfeat he has little to sell. He is
Ijeeping right on advertising his
country and the cause for which
]T all are striving.
)RT, N. <;.
'ry Wednesday
-nop. In U.S.N.R.i
\pril 20, 1928. at the Post Office
the Art of March 3. 1879.
Zi */iU-mlhX^
cember 1, 1913
ng in a magazine or newspaper!
ne. You say to yourself "If every-'
it would mean a lot in winning!
ily pay attention to this the war
we read a letter from a Naval
ic Mediterranean. It was published
ler and we think that if it could
ly mean something to you. too.
The editorial, about editorials
in advertising, was seen anil read j
by Jas. A. Pearee of Camden. N. I
J. Last week Mr. Pearce read an i
advertisement of the American
Foundry Equipment Company.
It impressed him so much that
he clipped the page advertisement
and mailed it to us. The full
page is printed in full below,
nothing omitted except the name
of the advertiser and the location I
of its various offices.
Here's a fellow you'd like to
A citizen named Whittling: Joe.!
Joe is whittling in a plant,
Whittling things the Axis can't.
Whittling with his sharp machines
Cargo ships and submarines.
Whittling bombers, whittling]
Whittling shells in shiny ranks?
Shave a silver off Benito,
Slice a slab off Hirohito.
And Joseph really whets his whittier
Whistling as he whittles Hitler.
That's a job that Joe enjoys.
Whittling down the Axis boys.
Whittling Joe is never through:
He likes to whittle with dollars.
So every payday Joe is fond
Of whittling Hitler with a bond.
Multiplied by fifty million,
Whittling Joe is some civilian.
?Ogden Nash.
He fi as a
Ellis Bellamy, 20 year old
soldier whose home was at Southport,
died in an army camp in
Texas last week. He was a negro,
was stricken with a fatal illness
and died without ever having
been sent to the front.
But, during that illness every
lescurse of the army was given
in the effort to make him well
again. He was cared for until
the last and when he died the
brotherhood of the army did not
end there. His body was sent;
home in a steel casket, draped I
with the flag he had served.
An undertaker, the family and j
friends prepared to bury the;
body in their own way. They |
had their funeral services at |
their church and following this j
a great cortege wended its way i
to a nearby cemetery.
There they found the Mayor j
of the town, the Commander and i
Vice-Commander of the American
Legion, an army Lientenant with
a bugler and a squad of six
white soldiers, waiting to join in
the last tribute. The dead serviceman,
regardless of his color, was
given a servicemans' last due.
Consider The
American customs have made
the month of December the most
trying period of the year to the
thousands of people who serve in
the post offices of the United
States. These people serve the
public day in and day out, every
day of the twelve months of the
year. It is only fair and turn
about that during the trying time
of handling the Christmas mail
the Postmasters and Postofficc
workers should have every con- 1
sideration and aid from the
public which they serve.
The public is naturally anxious
; to have its mail go forward and
delivered without delay. No one
| can aid more than this anxious
| public.
It is sugested that the public
I take pains to address all letters
and packages clearly, making
] sure that the addresses are correct.
Above all, get your letters,
cards and packages" to the office
as early as possible before the
time at which they are to be dispatched.
Mail your Christmas
packages now.
| Botanist-Snake Catcher
Visits Bald Head Islandj
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jkeep forever drifting the sand in
I smoking wreaths and curia over
I the slopes and around the cornices'
{of the dunes, through the grass
j and bushes, on and on, slowly but i
[surely creeping upon and en-1
I crouching on the territory under!
the sovereignity of the aged live j
oaks, which stand back of the
outposts of Bayberry and other;
front line guardians of the forest
that covers the heart of the Island.
From the crest of these
creeping dunes, a sudden break
slopes down from their forty foot
crests to the forest floor under
the mighty oaks.
From white wind-driven sand
you descend to level, leaf strewn
soil. Here all is quite, except for ,
a song bird's call, or a grey squir- ;
rel's chatter, or patter of his running
feet. Beautiful dogwood trees j
rise thirty feet or more, covered i
with clusters of bright orange red
berries which the bids love to cat. I
Their fat round flower buds at the j
tips of the twigs show what a |
great wealth of white blooms are
ready to burst open next spring. 1
Yopon here also becomes a small i
tree with great masses of red ber
lies covering its twigs. Yellow j
Jessamine vines are pendant from i
the trees: grapevines are every- j
where; also Smilax, tough and i
exasperating, seems to be always <
across your path, and to have a ]
sentient faculty for tripping you. i
"The floor of the island, in '
from the dunes is level for only i
a little way, and then come les- I
ser dune ridges clothed now with /
trees. Between these are lower i
areas, some of which in wet wea- I
ther hold fresh water for the i
animal life of the land. Further ]
in, where the soil has more ]
humus and fertility fields have 1
Ut'Uii tit'tt it'll ami tinuvciicii ai
various times, but now are niost&
cLlojas rudi&ve
of Sneezy.
Put 3-purposo Va-tro-nol up each
nostril. It (1) shrinks swollen
membranes, (2) soothes irritation,
(3) helps clear coldclogged
nose. Follow VilftSi t
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ly filled with dog-fennel, which
grows in ihiek clumps higher,
than your head, and gives off a
pleasing perfume as you crush it
with your passing. As these fields
often surround a low place, there
is usually a pool of standing
water or a drainage ditch in or
next to litem. And often they are
ringed by the tall palms with
their crowns of fronds. Across the
creek inlet and expanse of marsh
grass between the three main
parts ' into which the island is
divided you can see many of these
palms silhouetted against the sky. i
and giving an almost tropical skyline
to that part of the island.
"As my visit to the Island was
to capture rattlesnakes, that was
what I searched for, so I doubtless
missed many other things of
botanical interest. I had spent the '
summer collecting the lovely vel- '
vety black and golden yellow Timber
Rattlesnakes in their sunny .
rocky dens in the Tennessee and (
Carolina mountains. With so many
of our boys in training on maneuvers
in the swamps and forests '
and fields of the south where '
there arc many rattlesnakes, the :
army needs large quantities of 1
anti-venin, mainly as a precati- :
tionary measure to have on hand, 1
but sometime as an absolute '
necessity to save the life of a 1
bitten soldier. As the only wayl
this anti-venin can be obtained is 1
by capturing live rattlesnakes. '
unharmed, and then milking the '
venon from them by hand, drying 1
it. shipping it to the large drug '
companies, who inject it in ever- ^ I
increasing dosage into horses. !
vhose blood builds up the anti- '
renin, and then drawing off the
blood of the horse, and separat- 1
ng out the precious anti-venin.'
rhis is then put up in ten CC
rials, and kept in the refrigera
tors of hospitals, or large drug
lists until soldier (or Civilian)
,t .. .1, Tninfffl/1 in- (
to the bitten person's arm or leg. 1
t counteracts the effect of the <
ioison, neutralizing it so that the '
rerson is saved from death or 1
:cng illness.
"When I inquired. I found that '
>nly six large rattlers had been i
"ound on the Island in the past {
line years, although plenty of (
:opperheads (also needed for anti- !
.'enin) were found there. I search- <
d several areas of the island ;
Ulite thoroughly, but found not a s
race of any rattlesnake or cop- 1
lerhead. It is probably too late,1
n the fall and too cold for them
:o be out, but, too. the fact that '
logs are allowed to run loose in I
he woods on the island mayi
nean that they have killed most i'
>f the rattlers, for hogs kill them (
whenever they find them. If the
make bites the hog in his fat, 5
he poison gets into the blood so t
slowly it doesn't kill him. j <
Since I can expect to find on ''
Over $7,50000 in
Thousands of smart trappers r.rc dis- '!
covering thai this season is going to be j
a BIG money-maker fur them! Trappers! ;(
This season is your b;g opportunity!
Fewer men on the trnplinc means a big- j
ger catch for you. B:g prices and big
awards through Sears-Hoehuck, too!942 ;|
-ti 1.: .. ..( C" r-.ocinn in ;
in ail?Jiiaiviiig a ii'Lvii 111
cash awards for careful pelt handling in
Scars 15th Nationa .Fur Show.
Think! 918 daily awards! 81,000.00
First Major Award! Other big major
awards besides. And all of them in addilion
to the TOP market prices ScarsRoebuck
get you for your pelts. Only
handling of fur counts, not kind or value
of skin. So you may easily be a winner!
Win your share of those extra fur
dollars! Every pelt vou slop to ScarsRoebuck
during the Fur Show period is
automatically entered. As soon as yam
fins arc ready, skip them to Sear?, Roebuck
and Co., Raw Fur Marketing Service,
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ave plenty of fine fi
ind that will please air
ly purpose. Ages 3 to 5
lules before trading or
On Hand Several Tra<
a. Smith I
Bald Head Island at least a few
Diamond Back Rattlers, and also
the large Cane Brake Rattler,
which often is a very l>eautiful
red pink color, I shall try to return
next Spring and search on
it again. At that time the lovely
dogwoods and other flowering
trees will make it into a seaside
"Since the Island is a Restricted
Zone in our Coastal Defense
Area. I had to have permission
from Capt. Barnett, of Oak Island
Coast Guard Station, to collect
on it. This he" most graciously
gave, and when I reached the j
Island, the Coast Guard detachment
there entertained both my
local assistant, Douglas Jones, and
myself as their guest, at their
guest, at their barracks. This in
itself was exceedingly interesting,
as we saw how that part of our
defense system functioned (in
parti, and what fine young men
that branch of the service was
composed of. Being mostly from
the cities, these men tire of their
life among the "jungles" of the
sland after the novelty wears off,
so that duty there becomes a
really hard" and arduous thing. In
=ome ways it is much harder than
iuty on a natual battlefield
would he. so that my hat is off to
"They were exceedingly pleasant |
and courteous to me, and I wish 1
to thank them publicly for their 1
courtesy, and to say that I think
they are a fine lot of men. AI- 1
though I wish them all good luck,
1 iiope to see them again next
spring when I return to Bald
fiead Island."
<Continued From Page One)
tuditorium while the speaker is in
tlie office.
When a class room is on. Prinfipal
Tucker stated, even a whisier
a hundred or more feet away
t-an be heard in the office. One resuit
of this is that when a teach- j
;r is compelled to leave her room |
emporarny mere is always guuu
lehavior during her absence.
In case of fire or other emer- >
jency the- machine would prove
especially valuable. The general j
urning on of the system frohi1
iny room enables a person to
ipeak to the entire school in a 1
second. There is no possibility of 1
iny one anywhere in the building lot
hearing what is being said. 1
(Continued From Page Onel
he North Carolina Shipbuilding j
Company, located in Wilmington, i
The British troops put on a |
inappy rifle and marching exhibi- '(
Jen before 25.000 soldiers and]
avilians prior to the Thanksgiving j
cotball game here between thei
Cash Awards!
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Biggest pile of logs we have
seen in sometime was on the yard
of the J. D. Johnson Lumber
Company at Bolivia this past
week .. . . You only have to go
by the Canal Wood Coi-poration's
loading dock at Supply in order
to learn that pulp wood cutters
are active . . . Farmers have
taken advantage of the dry weather
to do an enormous amount
of fall plowing ... It may be
free advertising to say that the
biggest meal for the money that
Camp Davis team and Fort
Bragg. Next week they will continue
their firing demonstrations
before concluding their visit to
this antiaircraft artillery training
(Continued From Page One)
Shallotte; Alfred and Tilden Arnold.
Bolivia; Mrs. Florence Murrell,
Petersburg, Va.; Mrs. Ann
Willets, Winnabow and Mrs. Alex
Beck, Bolivia.
Funeral services were conducted
at the Southport Presbyterian
church yesterday afternoon at I
three o'clock. Rev. Cecil Alligood,
assisted by Rev. A. L. Brown,
was in charge. Burial took place
in Northwood cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: Monroe
Potter, Riley Willis, Fred Fulford,
Fred Bamhill, Roy Swain, I
Herbert Fulford and Orville Wil-I
lis; honorary pallbearers were
Capt. Ike Davis, Joe Arnold, Floyd
Britt, Robert Willis, Taft Lewis,
Paul Fodale, Cromwell Robinson,
Dr. L. C. Fergus, Charles Swann,
Wayne Lienart, Joel L. Moore,
Willie Cooker, J. C. Coffee, Fred
Burris. R. H. Maultsby, Sr., Aven
Lewis. W. A. Kopp, Rustic Maults-:
by, George Arnold, Richmond Full- j
wood and Cradle Arnold.
(Continued From Page One)
Funeral services were held at
Sharon Methodist church at Supply,
Monday afternoon at three
o'clock with the Rev. Mr. Lewis
in charge. Burial was in the Sharon
church cemetery.
(Continued From Page One)
ionization, or to Mr. Gibson at {
the USO Club.
OPA Rules Concerning
Christmas Gift Baskets
(Continued From Page One)
If the gift baskets are prepar
;d uniformly, with each con-1
taining the same items or raLET'
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more pulpw
get out the
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Our boys w
They will be
cai supplies
shipped in p
from pulpw<
Pulpwood is
still be a bott
effort. Our re
not. No boy i
we have had in n long time was I Have y.m :
when we lunched with Mr. audi side of a me!-.
Mrs. Joel Long- at Bolivia. The! in the neck jn , 9H
old man keeps a framed photo-j collision| M
graph of the late Robert Wjjrode EH
Davis of Southport in his dining goinf ' > H
room. He loves to speak of Bob rode on the [^9
as having been one of his best I and
S. P. Cox of Bolivia stayed] elers . . . H< KjH
behind the post office window the fisheir. .. 'H
so long that folks have not yet who remembi
become accustomed to seeing him catches, sasri
behind the counter of the store ers who roc.d
which he now manages . . .ing incidents. I jfl
itioned food, Johnson suggested which, HH
that it would be simple to tag |them to the H
each package with the notation I, . BH
|"12 brown and 1G green points." ^ '
In anv case, he said, it will be'"'"'
the duty of those making the (lis- ( (y, I fl
tribution to collect the actual Fred Moot. I S
point value from the family Dasher Y BYO
tion books of the recipients. Those Ifl
1. I 4 i ft, surgical T): J jr-51|
stamps will be turned in to the ? Ml
headquarters of the organization jlion- He Wa- iJH
conducting the gift distribution giving. bm!
General Merchandise fl
Pepsi-Cola Company, Lone Island City, N. Y. 11
Franchise Bottler:?Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., of \ j^B
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unity has every right to be proud H
ay it is meeting the appeal for R|
ood. We are proving that we can R
wood. Now let's keep it coming! II
't won yet?not by a long shot. R
ill be fighting for quite a while. R
needing ammunition, food, medi- K
? and all these things that arft I
>aperboard containers are made ' I
our wartime job. Pulpwood can fl
leneck, holding up America's war fl
isponsibility is to see that it does
ihall die because we have failed. R
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