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Tuesday. January 1t. If41.
IT , ak Spot In fJe/ense
One of the weakest spots in our national d( -
fcim. not only irt liliH' of war *"'1 ''k" 'n H"*-*
of peace, is bobbing up in bold relief through
out the country.
""Local draft boards were in a dither today
as reports of mass rejections by physical exam
iners put a crimp in their schedule At least
three of the boards found that they did not
have enough men to fill the January 2.1 quota
and will order others up for examination," the
Charlotte News said recently in pointing out
that 12 out of 27 men had been rejected by the
The serious plight of oui general health is
being brought to light by the call to service.
The all-important question now is, Will we do
anything about it" We are traveling down to
defeat much fastei than we think Hitler pos
sibly would devour us in very short order, but
our indifference to our own health and well
being will send us down nvto decay eventually
if we continue to follow the same easy road
we have been traveling in recent years'.
A father, hardly past forty, rode his son's
wheel two blocks and could hardly walk the
next day. He slumps under a steering wheel to
run a two-block errand. He calls for his car
to take him the few blocks to and from his of
fiee He gouges on rich foods and slumps down
in an easy chair. He knows nothing about a
regular schedule for meals or sleep. He runs
his course, ignoring the simple demands of
good health. In time, he flocks to the hospital
where he finds thousands of other despondent
souls waiting to be patched up. Temporary re
pairs are the best the doctors can guarantee in
many cast's, but even temporary relief offers
an opportunity to return to old habits. The tens
of thousands crowding the hospitals, sanator
lums and even the asylums for the insane ap
parently offer no warning to those who man
age to drag around with stubborn rheumatism
or disease in. other forms
In this county during the draft registration.
2,000 blood tests were handled by the health
department. Preliminary reports show that
ien per ceru 01 mat numoer was diseased. i lie
2,000 took the tests at the direction of health au
thorities who see and realize the great need for
an awakening to the startling facts as they re
late to public health. Less than a dozen of that
number were interested enough to follow up
those tests and make certain that their bodies
were free of a disease that is claiming more
victims week by week.
And now. when the call is issued for man
power for the defense of our country, we are
finding that a large percentage?fifty per cent
in some cases?is physically unfit for service.
Add to that number the increasing multitude
of morally unfits, and you have a serious situa
tion facing this country aside from the realm
of war or defense against war. One may talk
about the "bottleneck" in industry, but the weak
spot and a serines one ton is centered in the
general health of our people.
.4 Guide To The Future
In a recent years quackery in the patent medi
cine field attracted the ire of the law-makers
and courts. Today, the analyist is offering for
a price consideration to predict what is going
to happen in this mad world. If enough fellows
guess, some one will guess right, but it is bor
dering pretty close to quackery when anyone
without access to the real facts offers for a cash
consideration to tell which way this mad world
is going to turn tomorrow, not to mention its
status a month or six months from now.
They say business is looking to Washington.
That's true, and Washington is looking to bus
iness. Business is looking to the little man, and
the little man is looking to business. When It
comes to trying to beat the race and get some
thing for nothing, one starts looking at the oth
er fellow. It is well to keep abreast of the times,
but the guide to the future is to be determined
by the individual. Where were all the prognos
ticators Just before the crash in 1929? Mr. Hoov
er was a prognostics tor and predicted that pros
perity was just around the corner. If the Pres
Jdent, with all the sources of information he
has at his disposal, cannot see around a corner,
how can one expect an agency, naturally limit
ed in its means and brains, to tell what is go
ing to happen tomorrow in this crazy world?
If one would pick the best guide to the fu
ture that can be picked, he will cast out of his
mind all ideas of getting rich quick, or trying
to start a boom without foundation He will do
well to ignore big profits and set his goal to
serve himself, family and his country to the best
of his ability, not by biting off more than he
can chew but by accepting a common task with
the intention of doing that task well.
If the agricultural front undertakes a huge
expansion in an effort to "hit" a rising market
and is unable to properly handle the task, then
little is to lie gained. If business overstocks its
shelves and something does happen, then cal
amity will follow. The guide to the future
should be based on even keel, with each one
playing the rules of the game fairly and square
Is The tide will go up and down, but as long
as all go and come together after a sensible
fashion there'll be no great shock to absorb But
we cannot get far by listening to some fellow
who tells us how to get rich quick by buying
this stock and selling another, or by trying to
?1 eilpo" the market '?
An Honorable Peace?
Christian Science Monitor.
American isolationists would like very much
to persuade the United States that an early
peace is possible They use such phrases as an
"immediate" or an "honorable and just" peace.
Senatoi Burton K Wheeler is plausible when
he argues that the prospect of an actual Nazi
invasion of the United States is remote and
that the German people want peace just as any
other people do. But are not American inter
ests vitally affected long before invasion be
gins'.' And is America the kind of a world citi
zen who can placidly, contentedly watch bur
glars at work on other people's houses so long
as th< v <lo not enter her own?
Of if the German people do want peace, even
a just peace, what possibility is there that the
present Nazi Government will let them have
The Senator believes a satisfactory peace
might be worked out on a basis of eight points,
among which he lists first. "Restoration of Ger
many's 1914 boundaries with an autonomous
Poland and Czechoslovakia.* He proposes res
toration of an independent France, Holland.
Norway, Belgium .and Denmark
Can Americans, even Mr Wheeler and his
group, seriously believe that Nazi Germany,
swollen with conquest, would settle on this
basis?even if bribed, as proposed, by the re
turn of former German colonies around the
world? Such a misreading of the blatantly pro
T'laiMied totalitarian inentalrty?would be ludi ?
i rous if it were not potentially so tragic in terms
of submission to butchery and enslavement.
The proposed lines of settlement, be it noted,
would ask Germany- to divest itself of Austria
and of Alsace-Lorraine, to which it certainly
would not now consent On the other hand,
some interpretations of autonomy would leave
a certain Nazi control over Czechoslovakia and
Poland, which must be utterly repugnant to
all who deplored the settlement of Munich and
the later aggression of September .1939.
Somewhat curiously Verne Marshall, head
of the rather nebulous No Foreign Wars Com
mittee, asserts with an implied criticism that
the American State Department received and
ignored a kind of "peace" feeler from Nazi offi
cials through W K. Davis then eifgaged in
selling expropriated Mexican oil to Germany
m October, 1939. This proposal, says Mr.
Marshall, involved "just and honorable" terms
for a peace conference to be held at the White
If President Roosevelt has been criticized for
urging diplomats at Munich before he could
know the pattern of the outcome, how ."honor
able" would Americans have considered it to
be for him to preside at an attempted media
tion which could only tend to confirm Nazi
gains afti r their design for conquest had been
written in blood across the plains of Poland?
One point which the self-styled anti-inter
vcntionists conveniently or wishfully ignore
is the fact that the terms of a peace inevitably
are determined in large part by the circum
seen in the Nazi terms imposed at the capitu
lalinn of fumy .?;
While Winston Churchill. British Prime Min
ister, was surveying on Monday, the devastation
wrought by bomb-inflicted fire on the heart
of London, a woman asked him when the war
would be over.
He replied grimly, "When we beat them."
That is the only time war can be over with
aggressors. _
For another point the appeasers fail to grasp
is that the great desideratum to bo sought in
the defense of the world against the current
Axis outbreak of ruthlessness is the establish
ment of the precedent that the starting of wars
is a crime against humanity and the establish
ment also of a machinery of justice for the set
tling of international disputes without wars.
That is the only honorable basis upon which
peace can be built.
And speaking of running things: It is now
quite obvious that the Greeks can make other
things than a cafe skedaddle.-?Elkin Tribune.
"The Duchess of Windsor and eleven mil
lion other people had a tooth pulled recently."
?Greenville Piedmont.
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What the Pastors
Are Wishing...
A Sunday school teacher said last
Sunday morning that if one of our
churches, with doors widely opened,
should be in one of certain other
countries the people would be afraid
to enter and worship the True and
Living God. Their form of govern
ment would not allow it. We pastors
are wishing for better church attend- !
ance in this land of freedom. We
want our Bible classes filled. We
want our church uews occupied. We '
want larger numbers seriously coin- I
ing to the mid-week prayer service*
We are afraid that if we abuse our
freedom we will lose it and our souls
also. We wish for churches filled
with sincere worshippers.
I have heard of people going to
church and leaving without having
been fed with spiritual food. We
Word of God. It is not a mere social
gospel you need; not a discussion of
politics when you come to church.
You hunger for the Bread of Life.
! You thirst for th<- Water of Life. John
i said that Jesus was the Word of
God. If we can preach unto you
Jesus you will get satisfaction for
your hunger and thirst. The Word
of God is Good News. We want to
give and live the gospel to you. This
is one of our best wishes for the New
Sometimes people in the commun
ity are sick and need visiting but
we have not heard about them?we
wish for thoughtful helpers who will
call us and tell us about these who
are sick We still believe the sick
should be visited. We still believe
Christian people should pray for ,
the sick. The sick need both science
and religion to minister unto them.
Perhaps you have problems that
cahnot be solved without the help
of someone. Maybe your pastor is
the one to call upon. Please do not
think that it would be a bother for
the preacher to give you his time.
Greene f-ll Club Membert
Or funite Dmiry Calf Club
A dairy call club is being organ
ized for 4-H club members of Greene
County interested in good milk cows
and how to care for them properly,
says J. W Grant, assistant farm
His tune is yours when you need
him. We wish to be the greatest pos
sible blessing to our people this year.
Poultry Truck
AT JAMKSVII J.K 9 to 10:00 a. m.
AT HARIHSO.VS Mil l 10:30 to 12 in.
AT HKAR CRASS I to 3 p. in.
AT OAK CITY 9 to 11 a. m.
AT HAMILTON __ 11:30 a. m. to 12 in.
VI coi l) POINT 1 to 2 p. in.
AT W ll.l.l VMSTON 9 to II a. in.
AT IN I Hi; ITS II :30 a. in. to 12:30 p. in.
VI KOIUKsONN II.I.K I to 3 p. in.
Colored lleim. Leghorn llenn, Stag*, Koowtera
Last Month
Beginning Feb. 3rd
Pay Your Taxes Now
and Save the Penalty
C. B. Roebuck
Dtm't take chances ivith your meat
The weather and other hazard* are loo great. We
ean take rare of your meat in any quantities, keep
ing it under a constant temperature, thereby giv
ing you sounder and lustier pieces of meat.
Pitt Cold Storage Co.,
He Sure By /fringing Your Meat To l'?
808 Clark St. Greenville, N. C. Dial 2415
Personal Property
List-lakers nill l?c at the following
places on the specified dates to list
all personal property and polls for
general taxation in the County of
Martin for the tax year of 1911s
l{. L. Stalling*. List-taker. Kuril Friday ami Sat
urday at Town House: riliit'iulay. Jan. 15 and 22,
Hardens; Tuesday, Jan. I t. I.ulher Cordon.
C. I.. Daniel. List-taker. January 16 at Fairview
Cliureii, 8:30 to 12:30; and at Kielilieu Filling
Station from I to 4 p.m.; January 17 at Town
ship House from 8:30 to 4 p.m.; January 21 at
Jo-ima I.. Coltruin's from 8:30 lo 2 p.m.; Janu
ary 2 I at home.
Geo. C. Griffin. List-taker. January 16. John A.
Griffin's Filling Station; January 17 at J. Kason
l.illey's Store; January 23. at Manning and Gur
kin's Filling Station; January 21 and 31, at S. K.
Manning's Filling Station. Hours 8:30 lo I p.m.
Bear Grass
A. B. Ayers, l.isl-taker. Kaeh Thursday and Fri
day at A. It. Ayers' home.
II. M. Hurras, List-taker. Kuril week day at court
house. Hours 9 to 5 p.m.
Cross Roads
Gordon G. Itniley. List-taker. January 18. 20, 21.
22. 23. 25. 27. 28. 20 ami 30 at Kverelts; Janu
ary 21 at Gurgamis Sehoolliouse; January 31 at
Gross Koads Ghureh.
II. S. Everett, List-take.*. Kaeh week day at Cen
tral Warehouse through January.
Poplar Point
LeKoy Taylor, List-taker. January 20. 30 and 31.
L. 11. Everett. List-taker. ' January 10, 17, 27, 29
and 30 at Hamilton; Junuary 24 and 31 at Has
sell; January 28 at Keddard's Filling Station.
Goose Nest
J. A. Hauls. List-taker. January 10, 11, 17, 18,
24, 25 und 31 and February 1 at Oak City; Jan
uary 0 at Luke Hurnette's from 10 to 3; January
16 at Smith Hros. Store from 10 to 3; January
22 at Hopkins Farm from 11 to 3; January 23
at J. A. Everett's from 11 to 3; and January 30 at
Dan Howell's Filling Station from 11 to 3 o'clock.
Every personal properly owner ami every male
between the ages of 21 and 50, inclusive, must
list their holdings for general taxation. Failure
to do so will invite indictment and prosecution in
the courts. Listings must be completed by the
last day of January. List Early.
This the 2nd day of January. 1941.
S. H. Grimes
County Tax Supervisor

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