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0 / 75
f ~~ THE STATE
^ Published Ev
JAMES M. HAR
((On Leave of Abs
Entered as second-class matter
at Southport, N. C., nnde:
Not Pleased With An
This week this paper li
cers in different active the;
Captain in the Medical Cor
one of the great bomber fi
watching the planes go out
and of awaiting their retui
The other man, a Lieutenant, is
in Italy. He is commanding a
company of Infantry. This officer
was with the first invasion troops
and knows how hard it has been
and still is.
Both men know pretty well
what is going on back home. At
least that much is gathered from
. - the tone of their letters. They
told of disgust experienced by the
men with whom they come into
contact, and by themselves, at
hearing of big shots back in the
United States telling just when
the war will end and how easy
it is. "The folks at home," wrote
the Lieutenant, "many of whom
are neither serving or giving,
know nothing of the hell we are
passing through. They only think
of staying at home in comfort
and safety, giving little to the
cause of war and caring nothing
for the men whose blood is staining
the battle fields."
Both letters, from different
men and from different places,
were pretty much of the same
. tone. It seems clear that they
were inspired by the general feeling
of the men with whom they
serve. A feeling that the American
people at home do not realize
what war is and are not doing
their part to help win it.
- Is Debt Harmless?
A leading exponent of the public-debt-without
- limit philosophy
reiterates that, "If the national
debt is all internal, as ours is,
the nation can hardly go bankrupt."
This philosophy will require
more and more explaining as
time goes on. People whose earnings
and savings are reeling under
the double impact of taxes
and inflation, are going to ask
some questions that will be hard
to answer. Not being accomplish
ed economists, they will inquire
why, if the size of the debt is
unimportant, should they be asked
to pay heavier taxes as the
debt increases? And why, if it is
merely a matter of owing the
debt to ourselves, should the tax
collector be so merciless in collecting
to the last penny?
Then "owe ourselves" theorists
have ilways claimed that as the
debt new, the affairs of the
count! y could be so arranged
9 that he debt would actually be
benefl sial. They call it a managed
ec morny. Today we have a
huge and growing debt plus a
manaj ed economy more complete
than Lhe believers in harmless
debt < ver dared hope for. We also
have confiscatory taxation, uncontrolled
strikes, rising prices,
and shortages of everything from
shoe aces to locomotives. The
peopli are nearly convinced that
the n anaged economy is a flop,
I - and t ey are beginning to wonder
just ] ow harmless is debt. At
any ite, they are demanding
that j jvernment economize wherever
ossible: that is something
tangil e which they can understand.
The people in their collective
wisdo: i may save the nation.
Riv 'rs Of OilFro
Eve yone has had the fact im
presse I upon them that rivers o
oil are needed to keep our fight
ing machine running But beyone
general estimates in millions o
barrels, figures are seldom pub
lished showing just how the oi
is coi sumed. A heavy bom be
uses 00 gallons of gasoline ai
hour .t cruising speed, a fight
ing pi ,ne 100 gallons. The tank
alone in one armored divisioi
burn 1 3,000 gallons in an advano
of litl !e more than 100 miles
while thousands of gallons are al
so eorjsumed by trucks, self-pro
ORT, N. C.
PER, JR., EDITOR
ence. In If. S. N. R.)
April 20, 1928, at the Post Office
c the Act of March 3. 1879.
cember 15, 1913
ias received letters from offiitres
of war. One of them, a
ps, writes front a hospital at
ields in England. He told of
for the bombing of Germany
*n to attend the wounded of j
t pelted guns, armored cars, and
' I other wheeled units. A single de|
stroyer on convoy duty burns
I something like 214 thousand gal-i
' Ions of fuel oil on a single round j
I trip to North Africa.
| Producing and refining petroleum,
both for ourselves and our
J allies, is the responsibility of the
j American oil industry. No other
nation is as well equipped to do
> the job as we are. That our pei
trnlenm industry has been able]
| to measure up to the load impos!
cd on it. is airecuy traceable to j
j the fact that it was developed
land has been maintained by pri- j
j vate individuals working under
j the persistent stimulant of com-1
j The nation is now being told
; repeatedly by various public au-1
j thorities that the oil shortage is I
; going to get far. far worse be|
fore it gets better. These warn-1
! ings are nothing new to oil men j
| any more than they are to the
, public. Oil men themselves warn i
I that a serious shortage is im- j
Gloomy announcements from
Washington on oil and gas ra|
tioning are getting tiresome.
| What the public and the oil industry
want to know is what
i plans, if any. are in the making
1 to find and produce more oil. So ;
far the regulators have been sil-1
ent on this point.
I "Peace In Our Time"
When the late prime minister
of England, Neville Chamberlain,
returned home from a conference
with Hitler which sanctioned the
dismemberment of Czechoslovakia.
and brought with him the
famous "peace in our time" message,
a few people were not fooled.
It was the prelude to war.
Justice and the government of a
great nation had bowed under the
threat of brute force. A day of
reckoning was inevitable.
Those who criticized the course
of Britain in those dark days can
now observe a parallel right here
in our own country, relative to
our domestic affairs. For years
our govemnment has failed to
squarely face inflation and labor
problems, just as Britain failed to
(face the growing might of Hitler.
Our government, after a long re[cord
of silent encouragement of
labor lawlessness, delegated to a
i single agency, the War Labor
Board .the responsibility of restri
aining labor organizations that
' had learned the effectiveness of
brute force?strikes. How closely
i this parallels the action of the
British government, when after
years of bungling it expected one
man to stop a roaring tiger, with
The War Labor Board could
not stem the tide. The coal miners
struck and compelled the gov'
ernment to seize the coal mines
1, and give in to their wage de'
mands. In the expediency of the
1 moment, the rights of the coal
mine owners were sacrificed, even
as the rights of small nations
were sacrificed at the whim of
i Hitler. The War Labor Board confirmed
a "peace in our time"
wage contract made under a
threat of force with which the
government was unprepared to
. I cope. Here again our temporizing
f with tyranny ominously parallels
. that of England in her dark days
j when a few courageous souls
f bucked the tide of popular senti.
j ment?when peace at any price
1 "in our time" was more valued
r than the maintenance of justice
a and national integrity.
3j ROVING REPORTER
J (Continued Froir Page One)
letter he was advising farmers not
e | to dispose of brood sows because
' of the present seasonal drop in
" J hog prices. He saw where too
- j many sows were being disposed
of without regard to next spring's
pig crop. Apparently the advice ;
contained in that story is bear- !
ing fruit. County Agent Dodson '
says that he believes there will be >
many more grass pastures for i
hogs next year. He says that 1
many farmers are making inquir-j 1
ies about pasturage. Xncidently. <
! the agent believes that the
county is extremely well adapted!!
to hog raising, but he says: "The'1
only way we can raise hogs at :
! a profit is to lessen the feed cost! ]
Iwith good pasturage." Speaking'!
j about hogs and pasturage. Jim ] l
i Ferger, mnager of the Orton,
J Plantation, said a few days ago 1
that he believed Brunswick farm- 1
|ers could grow pork much cheap- 1
er than they have been growing '
j it by providing pasturage. !
Parts of this county. Longwood, 1
Ash. Exum. and Freeland sec- 1
tions. are still suffering from lack 1
of rain. Oats have been dying in
places and other small grain is'
I suffering. Some farmers have j1
I been sowing wheat in the fields j'
where oats were sown. A few of j
j the oats that failed to germinate
I in the dry ground may come up |
with the wheat and the product j
jmay be so mixed that it will only I
do as a cover crop, for feed.
Along the Cape Fear river and I
inland, as far as Supply, there ap- j
pears to have been plenty of mois-1
ture to obtain a good stand of all [ i
varieties of small grain. R. H.
Maultsby, of Bolivia, has a fine
stand of grain, so has Fred Mintz.
Most of the Brunswick county!
hogs that were destined for home j
use have already been slaughtered j
and salted away. From all reports I
it appears that the pork barrels or
boxes of the farmers are fuller I
than they have been in yeas. In I
additiop to the pork kept for!
home use many hundreds" of hogs'
have been sold on the hoof or dis-1
posed of as fresh pork on various j
Shallotte's three horsemen,
Charles and Thomas Russ and j
Herman Stanaland have all dis-!
posed of their saddle mounts. To i
use the words of Henna n, "We
went out of the horse business." J
However, all three of the boys
were seen in earnest discussion of!
horses, Saturday. At a nearby,
blacksmith shop Thomas was having
a road cart repaired. It is believed
that all three men are in
the market for the best that they
can find in hose flesh.
'Our Rural Policeman. O. W.
Perry, is doing a fine job of
breaking up the bottleggers in'
North West township." said W. j
J. Butler, of Acme, when he met
the Rovin' Reporter in the country
a day or so ago. Mr. Butler owns
a farm in Brunswick, while working
at Acme. He was highly
pleased with Officer Perry and
stated that he ought to have the
support of all the good law abid-j
ing citizens of the county. "He i
has certainly been going after the
bootleggers," said Mr. Butler,
"you will hear of more of them'
being hauled into court."
Brunswick County Man
Writes From War Zone
(Continued from page 1)
ly is," he said.
"The past week or so has seen
heavy raids on Naziland. especially
Berlin and other big cities,"
writes the doctor. 'Tis a never to
be forgotten sight to see the
great formations of Fortresses
headed for the channel. It is even
better to watch them come home, j
even though you know that a
short time later the wounded
crewmen will be brought in for
treatment. I can recall that while
I was still in the States, and reading
the newspapers, there was
very little or nothing said of the
miaaino- onr* **?
, a * "v. nvunucu II1 inose
raids. That is wrong. If the people
back home were to realize that
every loss and injury of men on
the raids is a personal matter with
them, this war would end sooner."
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THE STATE PORT PILOT, SOUTHPORT, N. C.
"Most of the nurses at the hos- the world, the U. S. A. I know!
pita! are from the New England that millions of good American'
States. I cannot recall ever having boys now realize what a wonderseen
any group of workers doing ful place the United States is, and j
a better job than they do. They that no place on earth has the
take more personal interest in I freedom and advantages that extheir
patients than any nurses Iiist there."
Iiave ever seen. It is truly a won- j "It is going to be a wonderful j
lerful job that they are doing.! day when I can return to my
Strangely enough, if there is such'home and practice in Shallotte." j
t thing as favoritism, the boys Dr. Rosenbaum writes he would!
,vith the mot pronounced southern phe to get in touch with mem- '
recent seem to ne tne favorite bers of the armed forces in the J
oatients of the nurses. What isi"E. T. O.," who come from
here about a southern drawl that | Brunswick county, he asked that1
'ascinates northerners?" I the parents of such men write1
"Since coming to England I j them where they can get in touch I
lave had the chance to visit many I with him. Newspapers are not al-1
'amous spots," London, Cam- j lowed to print the addresses of j
iridge, and several other towns.! men serving overseas. Mrs. Rosen-!
rhe English are very friendly but, j baum at Shallotte can supply the j
somehow, they seem to lack the j address.
eal hospitality that one finds in j
he South and West. I have yet to | f/tt'l
'ind an American officer or sol- ? ,
lier who does not want to see this I / (ISSCS hxUHllHUttOtl
ness over and done with in a hur-1
y, so that they can get back! The South Carolina State Board
ionic and to the grandest place injof Examiners and Registration fori
' ?* onnniinrpfl the names i
? I I1UI SC9 Itao
i of 99 applicants who passed re-1
11 cent examinations and have been j
DIPV/TIf rc 'registered as nurses. Included in(
tilt, . Y t -I ,r,il K this group is Miss Ina Glenn
ff>wx ?'crmsv*T?/s I Maultsby. daughter of S. W. and'
BRAXTON S I thP late.Geneva Millard Maultsby,
11 Miss Maultsby is a graduate of'
' the Bolivia high school, class of1
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From the army that has been dogs, have be<
pounding towards Rome Lieuten- the unusual, a
ant Churchill Bragaw writes us Birds are pier
that during the last of November have plently of
he saw a flock of wild geese and is that they hi
the sight made him homesick for Billy Newton, 1
Brunswick . . . We frequently chief of police
hear local disciples of Isaac Wal- says he has no
ton claiming that it takes brains but 22 rifle sh
to catch freshwater fish. This ex- of them,
plains why some such fishermen Weather last
have none . . . Incidentaly, the for saving fuel
big mouth bass have been biting jng needed exc
far better than they usually do merning and la
in the spring; Attorneys E. J. ... . The mai
Prevatte and G. Butler Thompson appears to bo
have both been making some nice boys shooting
catches during the past week. for fun on evei
During this open season on ground,
quail, Jack, and other local bird Flank Rabon
1940, and of the school of nursing old son of Mr.
of the Medical College of South Reynolds, of :
Carolina. At present she is con- ducted into thi
nected with the rtoper Hospital in nesday. When
Bragg he was
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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15. 19.1,
TTLY NEWS -^1
?n suffering fromjing guid- , i th "
lack of exercise. I says he has \ . I
itiful anil hunters about all kinds <r
ambition. Trouble .... Dtu i
ive no shells ...1 weeks a r ?
who is mayor and ked acr.
at Long Beach, elia Inn ecin.-i
thing to hunt with eh a tree 11
ells, and very few some one dim
and shook h..
week was great'dogs at;..
I, fires hardly be- The msh o." c
vpt during early and other nrr!
to afternoon hours this week. N. \
ble playing season post office f- '
here with small time of it niI I
for keeps or justs the aid and r
y smooth patch of public !r :
stamp or two it
i. the No. 1 hunt- buy al! y<
and Mrs. Isaac Robert I . K.
Shaliotte. was in-, the first Bn:
t army iast Wed- his life while sen
he arrived at froit jn the-present r
i promptly trans-! serving about 1
lavy ami is leaving when the v 1
lay to be assigned though he prr-iYt ,
} for naval train-1 Norwood is nop.;
ias two brothers in the Pacific whet
his older brother,1 chance at avengln