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Unity Is Stressed
In Charge To Jury
By Judge Frizelle
Men Who Talk Slightingly
Of Government Danger
ous Citizens, He Says
People are prone to find fault with
and criticize the government in this
county, and constructive crticism is
good and should be continued, but
any man who speaks slightingly or
disparagingly of this government is
a dangerous citizen, Judge J, Paul
Frizelle, of Snow Hill, told the grand
jury at the opening of the January
term of Washington County Superior
Court, which opened here Monday
The judge continued has charge
saying that a powerful enemy desires
to wipe cut democratic government
and democratic institutions. Many
peop’e in this country have been too
indifferent and too apathetic toward
the dangers that are facing the na
tion, but now that we are at war, the
citizens should strengthen the arm
of government by aiding in every ef
fort for national safety and security
by obeying the law’s.
This country was not established
LOST: BLACK AND TAN HOUND
deg, weighing about 50 pounds. Re
ward of $5 given to the person who
returns dog to Isaac Stokesberrv, Pike
Road. jl 2t
FOR COAL OR WOOD. SEE C. E.
Ayers, City. 016 tf
FOR SALE: USED OIL STOVE AND
one used electric range. Will sell
very reasonable. Also have fuel oil
space heaters. C. E. Ayers, City.
FOR SALE: THE PINES.” I.OCAT
ed 2 3-4 miles east of Plymouth. A
well-established, reputable business.
Will sell all equipment and stock
cheap for quick cash sale. See Mrs.
Mary Horton before Monday, January
FOUND: CHILDS EYEGLASSES.
gold rimmed frame; found on rear
deck of car about December 15. Own
er can get them by paying for this
ad. Roscoe Gaylord, Fourth Street,
FOR SALE — THREE TWIN BEDS
with springs and mattresses. $10
each set. P.ano $45. Call 218-2,
Williamston Highway. Mrs. Okey
Steele. • It
FOR SALE: PEANUT - FATTENED
turkeys. 15 to 20 pounds. 25c per
pound, Westover Farm. C. M. Rob
bins. J8 2t
ARRED ROCKS, NEW HAMP
HIRE AND HANSON WHITE
Highest Quality. Fully Guar
anteed. Prices Reasonable.
Hatches Every Tuesday.
HERTFORD, N. C.
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pon attached to the letter and leave
it at the gate of the plant. This
coupon will be turned over to the
Boy Scouts and a truck will call for
the paper when the next collection
Those who are not employed at the'
plant are also urged to save the pa-1
per until they have from 50 to 100
pounds on hand, then advise the
scouts or telephone James W. Nor
man. of the Norman Furniture Com
pany, who will have a truck call for
By Club President
E. P. Still, president of the Coun
try Club of Plymouth, Inc., this week
announced the personnel of the com- |
mittees that will serve the club dur
ing the coming year, the first per
son mentioned on each committee be- j
ling the chairman, as follows:
House: E. L. Walker and Carroll
i Club maintenance: M. J. Polk, A.
1L. Owens and H. E. Harrison.
Finance: C. G. Crockett, E, L.
Walker, Z. V. Norman, and E. F.
New members: J. R. Manning, M.
G. Waters and Frank Margolise.
Golf and'greens: Ellis Maples, N.
C. Green, H. E. Beam, Ray H. Good
mon and Abbott Morris.
Entertainment: A. Lloyd Owens,
Garland C. Woolard. M. G. Waters
and J. R. Manning.
Publicity: Jack Booker and Bill
Officers of the club are: E. F. Still,
president; Z. V. Norman, first vice
president; H. M, Kieckhefer, second
I vice president; L. J. Meunier, jr.,
|secretary; and E. A. Harrison, treas
j urer. Directors, in addition to the
i officers, are E. L. Walker, J. R. Man
• ning and Ellis Maples, of Plymouth: I
Frank Margolis, of Williamston; and
M. G. Waters, of Washington.
j by the people of this generation and
the ideals and freedom that this
country enjoys was not originated by
us. but were handed down to this
| generation by those who have gone
I before, and it is the duty of the
'present generation to continue derno
| cratic and free government and hand
it down to those who follow, said the
Many white men in the Philippines :
have been brutally treated, but that
is the way of tyranny; and it should
j behoove us to stand together, making
every effort to keep faith with the 1
young men who leave to offer all1
for their country. Those behind
should assur those leaving that they
will be provided with the weapons
with which to meet and repel the
enemy, said the judge.
All should stand behind public of
ficers; they should be given the sup
port, encoui igement ana loyalty of
the people ai.d the school, the church
the home: and the government
should have the full cooperation of
every citizen concluded the speaker.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to take this opportuity for
j expressing oar appreciation to the
j many fiends who contributed flow
| ers and wh< spoke words of sym
i pathy to us and performed any oth
I er t.eed of kindness during the death
I of the late . ohn B. Bateman.
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with Sinclair Pennsylvania Motor Oil.
When you use Sinclair Pennsylvania in
your car, you’re giving your engine the
same protection given costly airplane mo
tors. So take a tip from American Airlines.
Use Sinclair Pennsylvania Motor Oil for
safer, quieter lubrication.
AGENT__PLYMOUTH, N. C.
Harrisons Service Station
Opposite Williford’s Tavern
Cool Spring Grocery
Joe Snell, Prop. Plymouth RFD
Water St. Service Station
C. O. "Shorty” Kelly Prop.
P. S. Browning
M. L. Nobles, Prop._Plymouth
Colon R. Bowen
Plymouth North Carolina
County School Costs
For 1939-1040 Term
Contained in Report
Total of $110,311.04 Spent
For Eight Months Term;
Amount Now Greater
A ■ it ni of $110,311.04 was -pent on
Public education in Washington
County during the eight-month term
of 1033-40, with the state providing
$95,483.38 anti the county $14,827.46.
according to information received
from the office of H. H. McLean,
superintendent of public instruction.!
This money was used to pay for
items under general control, includ
ing sa'ary and travel of superintend
ent. clerical and office expenses, in
structional service, including salaries i
of teachers and supplies: operation
of plant, including wages of janitors,
fuel, water, heat, maintenance of j
plant, such as repairs to buildings,
replacement of furnishings, lights,'
plumbing; fixed charges, including
rents and insurance; auxiliary agen
cies. including wages of drivers and
mechanics, gar, oil, grease, parts and
other items for transportation; capi- ‘
tal outlay and debt service.
During the year, the number of
teachers was given at 96. It is be
lieved the expense for the 1941-42
term will be much larger, because of
the fact that there are now 105
teachers employed and about 200
more children are attending the
The money allocated by the state
represents money raised through the
state sales tax of 3 per cent while j
the county gets its money through!
dog taxes, fines and a levy in the i
general tax rate. The county budget
for this year is about S14.000. about
the same as for the 1939-40 term.
Deserters in Time of War
Forfeit Citizenship Rights
Persons who desert the military
service in time of war are deemed
to have voluntarily relinquished and
forfeited their rights of citizenship,
as well as their rights to become citi
zens, according to E. s. Blount, the
chairman of the Washington County
Selective Service Board.
Deserters are forever barred from
holding any office of trust or profit]
in the United States or from exer-5
rising any of the rights of citizen
ship, Mr. Blount said, adding that I
he hoped all selectees on leave from
their organizations will not let any
thing whatever interfere with them
reporting back for duty on the day
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of a power of
sale embraced in that certain deed I
of trust executed by Nancy Coffey,!
widow, to Edward L. Owens, trustee,!
on the fifth day of November. 1931.
and recorded in the Register of Deeds
office of Washington County in book
91, on page 505. and default having
been made in the payment in the
note thereby secured, and the holder
of said note having applied to the
undersigned trustee to exercise his
power of sa’e contained in that cer
tain deed of trust:
The undersigned trustee will offer
for sale at public auction, for cash,
at the courthouse door of Washing
ton County. Plymouth, N. C., at 12
o’clock noon, on Saturday, January
j 17th, 1942. several lots of land in the
Town of Plymouth and described as
FIRST TRACT: ’ ying and being in
| Plymouth, N, C„ and bounded on the
’north by Water Street, on the south
by N. S. Rihlroad, on the east by the
lands of Ruberta Pettiford. on the
west by the lands of Nancy Pettiford,
it being the same lands conveyed to
the said Josephus and Arthur Credle
by deed of Ruberta Pettiford. regis
tered in the premises on which the
tered in the re ;■ ti cf' deeds office in
book 70, page 278, and being the
premises on which the said Josephus
and Arthur Cradle formerly lived.
This deed of trust is given to secure
| part of purchase money on the above
! described first tract, which was sold
and deeded to Nancy Coffey of even
date with this deed cf trust.
SECOND 1RACT: Beginning at
Henry Ellis's back line on Fourth
Street, and running westwardly along
said line to M. A. Lee’s line, along
said line to ( on's line, thence at
right angles and parallel with the
Fust to Pour'..! s eet, thence along
said Fourth So.,: southwardly to
place of begin) in . the above descrip
tion being mortva No. 10, as shown
on the map of "Ni : an Land,” same
property deeded by George Smith and
wife to Nancy C (fey, recorded in
book-paj e — . For further
reference see deed dated December
30th, 1920, from Annie Hall and hus
band to Nancy Cell' registered in
book 76, page 530. Reference is also
made to deed from A. L. Owens, et al,
to Annie Hall.
The m be required
:to deposit 20 p >• cent of his bid
which is to be forfeited to the un
I des igned upon :. ire to accept the
I deed and pay tin’ purchase price.
The above pr pony will be sold sub
ject to prior liens and eneum
This the 15th clay of Dec., 1941.
EDWARD L. OWENS,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Having quaiifi 1 as administratrix
of the o'taa of Travis W. Swain, late
of Washington County, North Caro
lina, all person, having claims against
the estate of Travis W. Swajn are
notified to exhibit the same "to the
undersigned at Roper, N. C., R. F. D.,
wit hin one year n t he publication
of this notice, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar -of their recovery. All
persons indebted to the said estate
are requested to make immediate pay
mnt to the undersigned.
d!8 6t Administratrix.
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in that certain deed
of Trust dated August 2nd, 1941, ex
cuted by Mrs. Deldee W. Norman,
[widow, to R. L. Coburn, Trustee, and
of record in the Public Registry of
Washington County, N. C„ in Book
128, at page 517 and to secure a cer
tain note of even date therewith and
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are not now able to get it because
of shipping obstacles.
Many tobacco growers in the coun
ty will start sowing plant beds this
week. Others will do o as early as
possible, as it has been the custom
to start planting tobacco in the beds
during the first two wot ks of January
in this county.
War conditions have cae.sed a short
age of cotton materials but it is un
derstood that there has been arrange
ments made to supply the tobacco
farmers with cloth to cover plant
Vehicle Owners Not
Returning Cards in
Truck - Bus Count
Survey Being Made Gather
Information for Emergen
The Highway Traffic Advisory
Committee to the War Department
is appealing to the Department of
Motor Vehicles of North Carolina to
urge all truck and bus owners in
Washington County to immediately
fill out and mail in the question
naire cards sent to them for the Na
tional Defense truck and bus inven
tory. This inventory is being made
for the War Department by the Pub
lic Roads Administration and the
Works Projects Administration to be
used in planning National Defense
A report made Friday by L. G. Wat
ers of the Public Roads Administra
tion. who is technical advisor for
this work in North Carolina, revealed
that only thirty-one per cent of the
vehicle owners in North Carolina
had sent in their reports. This shows
North Carolina to be lagging far be
hind most of the states in the Union
in the compilation of this essential
National Defense data for the War
Department. Mr. Watters said that
Wisconscin leads the nation with re
turns from about ninety per cent of
the owners and South Carolina leads
the Southeastern states with about
seventy per cent.
Mr. Watters further states that a
large number of the questionnaires
received to date are incomplete and
incorrectly filled out and will have
to be returned to the owners for com
pletion or corrections, and he urges
that all owners follow instructions
and carefully fill out their cards.
Each card should be identified with
the vehicle by the use of the motor
number shown in space “A" of the
Another angle of the suvey is most
important to vehicle and bus owners
in North Carolina. Priority ratings
to assure future productions and re
placement of parts for motor vehicle
owners make it absolutely necssary
that complete information of each
the stipulations in said Deed of Trust
not having been complied with and
at the request of the holder of said
note, tire underisgned Trustee will on
the loth day of January, 1941. at
12:00 o'clock noon, in front of the
Court House Door in the town of
Plymouth, N. C.. offer for sale to the
highest bidder, for cash, the following
described real property lying and be
ing in Washington County, North
Carolina, to wit:
All that certain tract of land con
taining 81.02 acres, more or less,
known as the Deldee W. Norman
place in Lee’s Mill Township, Wash
ington County, North Carlina. located
on the Mill Pond Road one mile
Southeast of the Town of Roper
bounded on the Northwest by said
County road: on the Northeast by
the H. Lewiis lands: on the South by
the Mrs. D. W. Norman swamp land;
on the Southwest by George Bowen
land, and being the same land de
scribed in a deed of trust dated Sep
tember 18, 1935 to W. O. McGibony,
Trustee, recorded in book No. 114,
at uage No. 29 of the Washington
I County Public Registry, to which deed
of trust reference is hereby made for
a more complete description.
Second tract: A certain tract of
land containing 44 acres, more or less
and bounded on the Northwest by the
above tract of land, on the Northeast
by the H. Lewis lands; on the South
east by the run of Swinson Swamp,
on the Southwest by eGorge Bowen
This the 15th day of Deceber, 1941.
R. L, COBURN,
D18 4t Trustee
NOTICE OF RESALE
Pursuant to an order of the clerk
of the Superior Court of Washing
ton County this day entered in a
cause entitled Myrtle Davenport et
al vs. Elizabeth Sitterson et al, the
undersigned commissioners of the
court will offer for sale, to the high
est bidder, for cash, at the court
house door of Washington County,
in the Town of Plymouth, at 12 o'
clock noon, Monday, January 12,
1942. the property ordered to be sold
in this cause and described in the
petition filed herein, same being des
ignated as follows:
iimi ceaam uuiu lying m j_,ees
Mill Township, and being the same
land which was the home place of
Luther Sitterson, being the same land
conveyed to Luther Sitter, on by J.
T. Sitterson by deed dated March 9.
1892, and recorded in the office of
of the register of deeds of Washing
ton County in book 33. page 61, which
deed is referred to and made a part
hereof for purpose of description.
The bidding wiil begin with the bid
of L. R. Davenport in the sum of
$2,362.50, and will be subject to con
flrmation by the court. The success
ful bidder will be required to deposit
five per cent of the amount of the
bid a guarantee of good faith,
penning confirmation of the sale, and
to be forfeited upon confirmation and
failme of the bidder to comply with
tire bid. The land will be sold sub
ject to the dower therein as allotted
to Elizabeth Sitterson as allotted by
the court in this cau'c.
This the 27th day of December,
CARL L. BAILEY and
W. L. WHITLEY,
jl 21 Commissioners.
Farmers Are Urged
Produce Food Next
Year As War Need
Enough Food Must Be Pro
duced to Feed Fighting
Forces and U. S. Allies
“What can 1 do?" is the question
being asked now by North Carolina
farmers in the early days of this war.
Dean I. O. Schaub of State College,
agricultural representative on the Ex
ecutive Committee of the State De
fense Council, answers this question
He says: ‘‘Agriculture's part in the
war-time economy of the United
States is to produce the No. 1 war
material — food. We need to grow
more food than we've ever grown be
fore. We don't need more tobacco or
cotton, and if necessary we should
sacrifice acreage of those two crops
to produce food, and feed from which
food can be produced.'’
Dean Schaub said the goals estab
lished under the Food-for-Freedom
campaign, and accepted by farmers
when they signed their Farm Plans
for 1942, will insure enough food for
home use. and for the fighting forces
of the United States and her allies.
“But under no circumstances can we
afford to fall short of meeting these
goals,” he declared. “The best policy
now is to plan to exceed the goals."
The State College leader said the
two immediate and practical jobs for
farm people are to see that farm ma
chinery is in good repair, and to col
lect scrap metal off the farm and sell
it to junk yards.
"Steel is scarce." Dean Schaub as
serted, "and more scrap metal is ur
gently needed for steel production.
The manufacturers of farm machin
ery must know at once how much
steel will be needed to produce re
pair parts for farm tractors, com
bines, and other machines. The metal
will be allocated to produce these
parts. The problem right now is to
determine what parts are required.”
The United States has a great sup
eriority in the matter of food, Dr.
Schaub said, “and is it up to farm
people to see that we remain superi
ior," he asserted.
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truck and bus in the United States be
available. It is not only the patriotic
duty of owners to fill out and return
these questionnaires promptly, but it
is vital to the motor truck industry in
curing priority ratings for replace
-as m spaau 3.rainj am guuuuuajap
ment of units and supplies.
West's Junk Yard
PLYMOUTH, N. C.
We pay market prices
for scrap iron and steel,
copper, brass, aluminum
R. D. WEST, Mgr.
Wilson St. Extended Box 247
Horses and Mules
In Metal Shortage
Old Dobbin To Replace Ma
chinery on Farms Because
Of Equipment Scarcity
Metal is scarce. This means a pos
sible shortage of new farm machin
F. M. Haig, professor of animal
husbandry at N. C. State College, says
workstock will take on added import
ance as sources of farm power during
the war emergency. He urges that
horses and mules be well fed and
cared for, and that every mare be
bred in 1942.
"We hear that agriculture in the
United States lias become mechaniz
ed.1’ Prof. Haig declared, "but the
1940 census showed that less than 25
per cent of the farms In the Nation
own a tractor. The census found 1,
567,405 tractors on 1.409.685 farms.
‘ On the other hand, there were
more than 10 million horses on three
million farms in 1940. Nearly two
million farmers reported ownership
of 3,844,560 mules. This indicates
that workstock are still the principal
source of power on more than 75 per
cent of our farms.”
Professor Haig said the alarming
part of the census report is that
workstock breeding has been neg
lected because of the general Impres
sion that "the horse and mule are on
their way out." He asserted that
the horse is not doomed, and there
is still a market for workstock. The
war will stimulate this market, and
farmers with good brood mares will
serve National Defense by having
their mares bred to registered stal
lions or jacks in 1942.”
The animal husbandman said the
census indicated that there was a .
shortage oi 541939 colts in the United
States to barely maintain the present
horse population An additional 327,
493 mule colts are needed to maintain
the population of this type of work
"See your county farm agent and
enlist his advice and assistance in
giving your horses and mules better
care, including the right kind of
feed." Prof. Haig suggsted.
Dairy farmers can reduce feed costs
and at the same time release large
quantities of skim milk, now import
ant as a defense food, by substituting
a good meal for skim milk in the
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