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Friday, November 6, 1942.
Writing in the current American Magazine,
Stanley High points out that soldier attendance
upon religious services in Southern army camps
is averaging around 85 or 90 per cent, and the
Navy Chief of Chaplains says, "Never before in
the memory of our oldest officers has there been
such interest in religion throughout the Navy
as there is today."
There were those reports from Bataan, tell
ing how privates and high commissioned offi
cers prayed unashamed and fervently in the
fox holes.
While there are exceptions, of course, the men
in our armed forces are rated as a "fine lot, per
haps even a little better than the grand youngs
ters that served in the ranks during World War
One. They are on the whole Teligious, highly
intelligent, and morally clean."
These and similar reports are encouraging,
possibly equally encouraging as news telling
of a successful engagement fn battle.
The value of such reports can best be under
stood in a statement made by a Martin County
father who some months ago when advised his
son was missing in action said, "If he is gone,
it is great satisfaction to know that he went in
the service of his country and did not die in
False Impression
Wendell Willkie, addressing the nation fol
lowing a tour of the Middle East, China and
Russia, said recently that the people in those
countries were impressed by the American
movies, that the American-made films were
creating good will. That is encouraging, to be
sure. But knowing the moving picture for what
it is worth, one can't help but believe that Am
erican movies are creating a false impression.
Surely, they do not portray the real American
life, and while the flickers invariably have a
happy ending, the movie business is one of
many divorces, endless sprees and one that
fails miserably to portray the real American
way of life. Yes, there are good pictures and
possibly only the good pictures have been made
available to those unsuspecting souls. But, some
how or other, one can't help but believe that
American ingenuity, working for the box re
ceipts in every nook and corner of the world,
saw to it that pictures of the "Shoot 'em Up
Bill" type were squeezed in on the releases.
If the people of the Middle East, China and
Russian base their opinions on the American
made movie, those unsuspecting souls have a
crude awakening in store for them.
Crime Bobbing Up Again
Speaking before the International Association
of Chiefs of Police, Federal Bureau of Investi
gation Chief J. Edgar Hoover pointed out that
crime is increasing on the home front.
It has always been a mystery why a nation
like the United States would engage in a con
flict to protect human rights and property and
at the same time wade deep into a crime pit
on the home front. When the nation's strength
is being tested on the field of battle, it would
seem that the every one of us on the home field
could and should contribute respect for law
and order, to so live that our conduct would
resemble the noble aims which we fight to
maintain on the war front. Instead of maintain
ing peaceful relations with our fellowman back
home, we follow in the steps of war itself and
rob, steal, kill and act ugly to one another.
Thousands upon thousands of men have been
added to the police forces of the nation, but
even the enlarged forces cannot hope to cope
with the crime increase when a people remains
indifferent to law and order.
llr. Hoover offered some timely advice when
he pointed out that the people themselves must
act to check increasing crime. He said: "En
forcement alone is not the answer. Juvenile de
linquency is mounting rapidly and unless we
att do oar Jobs better, we can expeet another
ace aI lawlessness such as swept the country
after (be loot war. By constantly enlisting the
aid of (be dtiaens, we can build up a barrier
cos. But the greatest single
I wa can do b to constantly emphasise pra
te ao doing the place at
Challenging Conservation
The American people down to the little babe
in the crib are being asked to conserve this and
conserve that, and rightly so. And there is no
great complaint heard about meeting the chal
lenge, and the civilian will, with some few ex
ceptions, of course, continue to conserve, but
those who would have us conserve should take
steps to eliminate waste outside the civilian
realm. It has been shown that the civilian pop
ulation will willingly go hungry that the serv
ice men might be fed, but reports coming from
some of the camps state that precious food is
being wasted in large amounts, that many could
live on what is thrown away in a single camp.
Then there are those who are prodding us to
action in defense fo nation and ourselves while
they countenance events that require the use
of precious tires and scarce gasoline.
The real American is not tiring of the con
servation program; he recognizes its value and
timeliness, but he is tiring of waste and the
reckless disregard of the program by those who
ask him to shiver in his home and lick the plate
in the kitchen. We can't afford to abandon the
program, and since we cannot it will be advis
able for our leaders and others connected with
the leaders to conform to the program and try
to justify it by their own acts.
All For Some And Little For Many
While its head, Admiral Land, was jawing
in New York and suggesting that all organizers
ought to be shot, the Maritime Commission was
charged by high Washington officials, includ
ing Comptroller General Lindsay Warren, with
pulling many costly blunders Mr. Land has
stated time and again that he hates labor or
ganizations, and he has acted, against them of
ten, but while he would deny the common
worker a fair reward for his labors, the com
mission shares the spoils with the royalists to
the tune of millions of dollars.
It is because of such charges that common
workers have formed their organizations. That
the unions have made mistakes is not to be
doubted, but when they asked for five cents,
millions of dollars were passed around at the
top. As long as a few got all and the many got
little, we talked about Democracy in the high
places. There was no such thing for the com
mon man, and when the common man asserted
his right and claimed only that which was just
and fair, he was branded as a communist.
Back yonder when maritime workers com
plained about the common treatment accord
ed them, high knockers branded them as trou
ble-makers and communists. They were class
ed as traitors when they refused to sail until
proper insurance was provided for their loved
ones on land. They did sail and thousands of
them never came back. Their claims, while
branded as those of a traitor, were not so out
rageous after all.
But getting back to the Maritime Commis
sion, Senator Geo. D. Aiken, of Vermont, said
a few days ago that the taxpayers have been
"virtually robbed of untold millions" by the
commission's "extravagant and incompetent
handling of the Merchant Marine."
Aiken directed ten charges, involving "ex
horbitant and outrageous prices," "unwarrant
ed subsidies," "wilful extravagance, incompe
tent management, and looting" against the Mar
itime Commission and Land. They were based
on the Comptroller General's reports that the
Commission had:
Sold seven partially built ships to the Navy
at almost $2,000,000 above their contract price
to "bail out" a Florida company which was in
financial trouble.
Sold another company five old ships in 1940
for $596,000 and then the next year paid that
company, $3,374,700, or six times as much, for
five older vessels instead of saving $2,000,000 by
repurchasing the original ships under an op
tion held by the Commission.
Aiken charged that "approximately $4,000,
000 of the taxpayers' money had been dissipat
ed" in these two deals alone. He charged that
additional millions had been wasted by un
warranted construction subsidies to private
companies, including $15,000,000 to the Alumi
num Co. of America, and failure to collect in
terest and excess profits from shipbuilding com
But while Land was suggesting in New York
that organizers should be shot, a promotion for
Land was being considered in Washington.
And, yet, we wonder why we have unions.
Business As Usual
At a time when the nations' transportation
system is taxed to its capacity, Florida delega
tions go to Washington and camp on Jos. B.
Eastman's doorstep with appeals for trains to
haul the vacationists to the resorts.
It is one of the big puzzles of the day to un
derstand why people, intelligent people who
know the conditions as they exist and the mean
ingful task at hand, go to Washington and beg
and beg for something that is more likely to de
lay the war task than help it One cant help
but believe that there are still those who seek
to promote business as usual ahead of the war
The transportation head will do well to deny
the request of the Florida boosters, and he
could well call up the man-power commission
and let that body start an investigation and
learn why and who would dare go to Florida
for the winter when there is so much to be done
at home.
Reports state that trains hardly get out of
sight of one another on the main lines these
days, and, yet, there are those who would side
track naeeasary travel and permit the vacation
ists to hog the track.
Bibel school, 9:45 a. m. Lesson top
ic, "Christian Nurture in the Fam
Worship service, 11 a. m. Sermon
subject, "The Fullness of Christ."
Training Union, 7 p. m.
Worship service, 8 p. m. A Negro
Choral group under the direction of
Turner Slade, will have charge of
the music.
Sunday begins Focus Week for
Royal Ambassadors. On Wednesday
evening, 8 p. m. there will be a "Rec
ognition Service" in honor of those
boys who have advanced forward
in the ranking system sponsored by
this organization. A hearty welcome
awaits all who find it possible to
23rd Sunday after Trinity.
Church School, 6:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11 a.
Evening prayer, 8 p. m.
Evening prayer and sermon, 4 p.
m. Everyone is cordially invited.
In the District Court of the United
States for the Eastern District of
North Carolina. Washington Divi
In Bankruptcy No. 77S
In the matter of: James Cannady
Evans, Greenville, N. C. Volun
tary Bankrupt.
Notice is hereby given that Mon
day, December 7, 1942, has been fix
ed by an order of the Court enter
ed at the first meeting of creditors
as the last day on which objections
to the discharge of this bankrupt
may be filed.
Such objections are required to be
specified, to be verified, to be in
duplicate, and to be filed with the
U. S. Referee in Bankruptcy,
Williamston, N. C.
Ocotber 27, 1942. o30-2t
Under and by virtue of an order
of the Superior Court of Martin
County made in the special proceed
ing entitled, "E. Graham Flanagan
et al. vs. G. H. Cox and wife, Esther
J. Cox," the same being Number
upon the special proceeding
docket of said Court, the undersign
ed commissioners will on Monday,
the 30th day of November, 1942, at
12 o'clock M., in the Town of Rob
ersonville and on Main Street in
front of the property hereinafter de
scribed, offer for sale to the highest
bidder for cash the following de
scribed real estate, to wit:
That certain lot or parcel of land
lying and being situate in the Town
of Robersonville, Martin County, N.
C., on the East side of Main Street,
between Academy Street and Rail
road Street, and beginning at an iron
stake and the east edge of Main
Street, a corner, five feet north of
the corner of the J. H. Roberson
furniture building, and running
thence northwardly along the East
edge of said street and sidewalk 85
feet to an iron sfob, a corner; thence
at right angles a straight line N. 81
E. 212 feet to a corner indicated by
an iron stob in the back line of the
J. H. Roberson, Jr., residence lot and
the W. E. Roberson mill lot line:
thence southerly along the line of
J. H. Roberson, Jr., and W. E. Rob
erson mill lot line 85 feet and 2
inches to a comer indicated by an
iron stob; thence S. 81 W. a straight
line to the beginning, and being the
second lot from the north end (lot
No. 2) of the map of survey made
by T. Jones Taylor, Surveyor, ea
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you have tried, tell your druggist to
sell you a bottle of dlMMkho wtth
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February 15, 1B28, and appearing of
record in the office of the Register of
Deeds of Martin County in Book No.
3 at page 110, and said may is refer
red to and made a part of this de
scription, and further being the iden
tical lot or parcel of land conveyed
to C. H. Cox on the 27th day of Feb
ruary, 1928, by J. H. Roberson, Sr.,
and wife, Verna Roberson, et al, to
which deed reference is made.
Also, an easement of right of way
shown on said map and set out and
described in the agreement made
March 10, 1928, between G. H. Cox
and wife and J. H. Roberson and
wife, to which agreement reference
is hereby made.
This sale will be made for the pur
pose of making partition of the pro
ceeds thereof between tenants in
common, and to make assets, and will
be subject to confirmation by the
Court. The proposed purchaser will
be required to make a cash deposit
of 10 per cent of his bid with the
commissioners at the time of the sale
and pending, confirmation by the
This the 28th day of October, 1942.
n6-4t Commissioners.
North Carolina. Martin County. In
The Superior Court. Before the
J. J. White and wife, Josie B. White;
Mrs. Nell White Lee and husband,
W. W. Lee; Mrs. Pattie Woo ten and
husband, Dr. W. L Woo ten; Mrs.
Pattie 8. Carr; E. Graham Flana
gan and wife, Mrs. Lillian Flana
gan; John Flanagan and wife, Jo
sephine 8. Flanagan; Charles R.
Let Us
Your Winter
Driving Needs
Spark Plugs
Motor Oil
Seat Covers
Exhaust Pipes
Battery Cables
We announce a line of
Quality Jackets, Hunting
Coats, Leather Goods, etc.
We have been able to
?eeure a limited quantity of
Wagons and Other
Toys Suitable for
Come in end make
Your Selection
Bicycle Repairs
Associate Store
W. J. MIIJJRR, Owner
WiUiamaton, N. C
Flaaafaa ud wife, Eageala O.
Flanagan; Mrs. In?anl Flaaa
faa afner and kusbaad, T. L Wag -
; Mrs. Ross H. Flaaafaa; Oaar
ant; Bank * Truat i
minlstrator af the
ward Gaakill Flanagan,
Mrs. Annie Qoinerly; Mrs. Aaaie
QnInert;, Ancillary Administrator
of the estate of 1. H ?safslph, de
ceased vs. Mrs. Adelaide Randolph.
Iadhridaally and as exeeatila of
the estate of J. H. Randtdph ?
The defendant, Mrs. Adelaide Ran
dolph, Individually and as executrix
of the estate of J. H. Randolph, will
hereby take notice that a special pro
ceeding has been instituted in the
Superior Court of Martin County tor
the purpose of having sold for divi
sion and to make assets the real H
tate set out and described in a deed
from Standard Realty Company,
Inc., to E. G. Flanagan, trustee, duly
of record in Book B-2 at page 132 in
the office of the Register of Deeds
of Martin County. And the said de
fendant will further take notice that
she is required to be and appear be
ore the Clerk of the Superior Court
of Martin County at his office in the
courthouse at Williamston, N. C,
within ten (10) days after the com
pletion of the service of this sum
mons, and either answer or demur to
the petition which has been filed in
said office, or the relief therein de
manded will be (ranted.
Witness my hand this the ltth day
of October, 1MJ.
Clerk Superior Court
o23-4t Martin County.
Oror two Billion bottle* of the WILLA11D
TREATMEN There been sold for rellofof
rfdleWeoe erieinc fromlM*
Snap Tobacco
V. S. No. 1 Fancy Irlah
POTATOES 10* 29c
LETTUCE Icohorc 2 25C
Stifeet Potatoes 6 to 19c
YeUew Onions 3 to 13c
Green Cabbage 3 to 10c
"rasp GREENS 3- 15c
E?peror Grapes 2 ?? 23c
IT I. S. No. 1 WiMsap or York tapoiM
APPLES 4- 19c
Tomato** 2 nh* 29c
Cauliflower im 19c
Cheese s=i?irr33c
Butter"tar 2
Flour 45c
244b Bag 89c 4S-?Bh$1.75
iitz Tsar 23c
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Syrup 2 3k
TmMws *t" St
MarpriM a Ik
PostlM 25ft. 25c
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Navy Beans sl. 2*17c I

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