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Friday, November 20, 1912.
Thanksgiving ? 1942
Now that the date has been definitely deter
mined, will we get around to the real meaning
of Thanksgiving this year? We argued a great
deal about the date change in the past two years,
but we remained almost indifferent when it
came to observing the day as one of thanksgiv
The British minister pointed out to his flock
months ago that the food for which they failed
to give thanks was then being rationed. In oth
er lands starvation is fairly general. We have
been asked to curtail our wants, but surely there
is still much for us to be thankful. In his an
nual proclamation, President Roosevelt touch
ed on the real spirit upon which Thanksgiving
was created. The proclamation, appealing for
reverent prayers, reads:
"It is a good thing to give thanks unto the
Lord." Across the uncertain ways of space and
time our hearts echo those words, for the days
are with us again when, at the gathering of
the harvest, we solemnly express our depend
ence upon Almighty God.
The final months of this year, now almost
spent, find our republic and the nations joined
with it waging a battle on many fronts for the
preservation of liberty.
In giving thanks for the greatest harvest in
the history of our nation, we who plant and
reap can well resolve that in the year to come
we will do all in our power to pass that mile
stone; for by our labors in the fields we can
share some part of the sacrifice with our broth
ers and sons who wear the uniform of the Unit
It is fitting that we recall now the reverent
words of George Washington:
"Almighty God, we make our earnest pray
er that thou wilt keep the United States in Thy
holy protection," and that every American in
his own way lift his voice to heaven,
I recommend that all of us bear in mind this
"The Lord is my shepherd; 1 shall not want.
'He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
"He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the
paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of
the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for
Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they
"Thou preparest a table before me in the
presence of mine enemies; Thou annointest mv
head with oil; My cup runneth over.
"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the
House of the Lord forever."
Inspired with fair and courage by these
words, let us turn again to the work that con
fronts us in this time of national emergency;
In the armed services and the merchant ma
rines; in factories and offices; on farms and in
the mines; on highways, railways and airways;
in other places of public service to the nation;
and in our homes.
Nowi therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt,
President of the United States of America, do
hereby invite the attention of the people to the
joint resolution of Congress approved Decem
ber 26, 1941, which designates the fourth Thurs
day in November of each year as Thanksgiving
day; and I request that both Thanksgiving day,
November 26, 1942, and New Year's day, Jan
uary 1, 1943, be observed in prayer, publicly
In witness whereof, 1 have hereunto set my
hand and caused the seal of the United States
of America to be affixed.
By Bo* Fulkeraon la tha Klwaais Magazine.
BUI Jones is dead.
Bill Jones had just graduated from agricultur
al eoUegs. Ha was ambitious to put into action
all ha had learned about conservation of soil,
breeding of cattle, rotating crops, be
his dad's farm was in pretty bad shape,
i war cams, Bill enlisted in the Army.
to the Philippines and the little
town where he was billeted was overrun by a
horde of Japs. Bill fought as long as he could
and then, under orders, surrendered. They tied
his hands behind him and a Jap soldier start
ed to rape a white woman. He had torn her
blouse off when Bill kicked him in the belly,
and three Japs waiting their turn rammed their
bayonets into Bill's guts.
This happened about the time you were tell
ing the folks at your house that it was all darn
ed nonsense to ration sugar because cake and
candy were certainly no diet for soldiers.
Bill Jones is dead.
He was a soda jerker in a small town, and
when the bands blared and the flags fluttered,
lje signed up for the Navy. They put him on a
torpedo boat. He learned to wear his hat on
the corner of his head, and to roll when he walk
ed. Then his boat got into a scrap down in the
South Seas. Bill stood by his gun and laughed
as he fired it, but a shell hit the deck beside
Bill. When he tried to pull himself to his feet,
he saw that his right arm was in the scuppers
five feet away. He reached for his gun with his
left hand, and then things went black. The list
of the ship rolled a dead sailor into the scup
pers where his dismembered arm lay. Its ex
tended thumb touched the tip of his nose, so
that in death as in life, Bill was thumbing his
nose at the Jap ship that got him.
This was just the same day that you were
raising hell because they were rationing gaso
line, and for fear you couldn't drive up to the
lake to go fishing every week-end this summer,
you hid four cans of gasoline in your garage.
Bill Jones is dead.
Bill's dad had a lot of money, and when Bill
wanted his own plane, dad bought it for him.
Bill was a wild devil, driving a car out of all
reason and flying a plane the same way, and
getting drunk too often. But he was the first
man in his town to respond to the Air Corps'
call for fliers.
Bill got into a dog fight over the English
Channel. Three were six German planes, but
with a "Tallyhoo" Bill dived into the bunch of
them He got two before a third one sent a
burst of bullets into his back that almost cut
him in half, but he held on to the stick until he
rammed the fourth plane and went down with
it locked in the flaming embrace of death.
This happened about the time you were bel
lyaching and feeling abused because of the out
rageous treatment given you by the tire ration
ing board which would not allow you recaps
for your pleasure car.?
Bill Jones is dead.
Bill was a boy who had inclinations for the
ministry, but when the call came,. Bill laid his
Bible aside and joined the Marine Corps. Bill
wasn't much fun around the blanket where they
were shooting craps, and he wasn't so hot at
the beer drinking contests in the jukes, but he
earned his sergeant's stripes before they sent
his gang ashore in one of those new boats which
land through the surf.
The fist full of fighting fools charged a ma
chine gun nest, and Bill had just taken careful
aim and let go with a hand grenade when an
other machine gun caught him. Four bullets
hit his head, but a Marine has four speedsi for
ward and no reverse, and Bill fell toward the
That was the afternoon when you were sit
ting at the golf club with a highball in your
hand, telling the other three fellows in your
foursome that if income taxes were not reduc
ed, they were going to kill initiative in this
Bill Jones is dead.
BUI was a football player who had good pros
pects as professional coach at a good small col
lege. Then came Pearl Harbor. Bill used some
football language and headed for town to sign
up with the parachute troops. He did all right.
Bill got action in an air raid in enemy country.
He hit the group with a dozen of his pals and
raced to where their machine guns and grenades
had landed near them. Fully equipped, they
made for a nearby farm house from which bul
lets were spraying like water out of a gar
Six of those machine gun bullets fairly cut
Bill's legs off, but he lay on his belly in the mud
and got two Heinies. Bill's last words were, "Of
all the damn fool luck."
That was the time you were telling the boys
at the poker game that the union racketeers
and the munition manufacturers were making
fortunes out of this war, when we had no busi
ness getting into it in the first place.
Bill Jones is dead.
Bill was an uneducated clam digger on the
New England coast, but he knew about boats.
He had only one eye and the uniformed ranks
would not take him, so he shipped on a tanker.
His ship was bringing oil up the coast when a
German pig boat came up out of the slime and
sent a torpedo into the hull amidships. The
freighter burst into flames and Bill went over
the side into the burning oil.
When he came to the surface, a machine gun
was practicing on the bobbing heads. When the
bullets hit Bill's head, it burst open like a drop
ped egg. His charred bullet riddle body sank
beneath the surface.
That tiyas the night you were telling the folks
at your party that this war is being run by a
lot of old women in Washington, the most mis
managed mesa you ever heard of. .
Bill Jones is dead. When God in His Infinite
kindness meets Bill Jones at Heaven's Gate, He
is going to say, "Well done, thou good and faith
What He is going1 to say to you, God alone
CHURCH OF THE ADVEN1
Sunday next before Advent.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11 a.
Union Thanksgiving service at the
Methodist Church, with Dr. Burrell
preaching the sermon. Our President
has declared this a Day of Prayer.
Let us make it so.
The Union Every-Member Can
vass which begins on Sunday will
be participated in by this church.
May we as a community realize our
sacred responsibility to present the
Body of Christ, through His Church
to the world.
ST. MARTIN'S, Hamilton
Evening prayer and sermon at 8:00
p. m. Everyone is invited to attend
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship and sermon, 11
Young People's Meeting, 7 p. m.
Evening service, 8 p. m. The eve
ning service will largely consist of
singing old favorite hymns and re
marks concerning their origin and
The every member canvass for
pledges for the conference year will
begin Sunday afternoon.
Prayer meeting Wednesday eve
ning Choir practice following pray
Bible school, 9:45 a. m. H. O. Jar
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Subject.
"A Door of Faith for You, Too."
Every-memtier canvass begins at
2:30 p. in. Canvassers meet at the
Young People meet at 7 p. m. Sub
ject, "Youth' Call to Youth."
Evening service, 8 p. m. Subject,
"Thoughts on Gratitude."
Choir rehearsal Tuesday 8 p. m
Mid-week service Wednesday, 8
p. m. Subject, "In Touch with the In
Bible school, 9:45 a. m Lesson top
ic, "Motives that Strengthen the
Worship service, 11 a. m. Sermon
subject, "The Price of Life."
Training Union, 7 p. m.
Worship service, 8 p. m. Sermor |
subject to be announced.
Prayer and praise service, Wed- j
nesday, 8 p. m.
Regular services at Riddick's
Grove Baptist Church Sunday eve
ning at three o'clock. Subject, What
have we to be thankful for? You are
urged to attend this service, and
the public is invited.
The production of fats and oils
from domestic materials is expected
to total nearly 12,000,000,000 pounds
in 1943, greately exceeding all prev
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the District Court of the United
States for the Eastern District of
North Carolina. Washington Divi
In Bankruptcy No. 774
In the matter of: Alfred Archibald
Forbes. Greenville, N. C. Volun
Notice is hereby given that Mon
day, December 21, 1942, has been fix
ed by an order of the court entered
at the first meeting of creditors as
the last day on which objections to
the discharge of this bankrupt may
Such objections are required to be
specified, to be verified, to be in du
plicate, and to be filed with the un
U. S. Referee in Bankruptcy.
Williamston, N. C.
November 10, 1942. nl3-2t
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in that certain
Deed of Trust executed to the under
signed Trustee by Rebecca Hyman,
dated 23rd day of September, 1923,
of record in Book C-3, page 84, to
secure certain note of even date
therewith, and the stipulations in
said Deed of Trust not having been
complied with, and at the request
of the holder of said bond the un
dersigned Trustee will, on the 12th
day of December, 1942, at 12 o'clock,
Noon, in front of the Courthouse
door Martin County, offer for sale,
to the highest bidder, for cash, the
following described land:
FIRST TRACT: A house and lot
in the Town of Williamston, N. C.,
bounded on the South and West-by
Ed Ormond, on the North by Hyman
Street, on East by Martin Street and
being same house and lot formerly
occupied by said Sarah Hyman. Con
taining 1 1-2 acres, more or less.
SECOND TRACT: Adjoining
George Hyman, a street, the White
land and Margaret Johnson.
This 10th day of Nov., 1942.
B. A. CRITCHER,
NOTICE OF SALE OF
Under and by virtue of an order
of the Superior Court of Martin
County made in the special proceed
ing entitled, "E. Graham Flanagan
el 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 stob, 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. 11. 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 corner 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, on
February 15, 1928, 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 G. H. Cox on the 27th day of Feb- ?
ruary, 1928, by J. H. Roberson. Sr..
and wife, Venn 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.
PAUL D. ROBERSONi
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Meats and Groceries for Thanksgiving
We, like all other groceries and markets, are short on many items. However,
we are yet your chief source for the finest groceries and meats. Use the One
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