Washington County News
PUBLISHED EVERY THUKSDAY
in Plymouth, Washington County.
The Roanoke Beacon Is Wash
ington County's only newspaper.
It was established in 1889, consoli
dated with the Washington County
News in 1929 and with The Sun
Payable in Advance)
Six months_ •75
Advertising Rates Furnished
Entered as second-class matter
at the post office in Plymouth.
N. C.. under the act of Congress
of March 3, 1879.
Thursday, April 16, 1942
“Light strobes fell gran oaks”—Franklin
16—Pariiic cable completed,
1 17—Nazi bombers raid Scapa
Flow area, 1940.
18— Paul Revere started his
famous ride, 1775.
19— Mrs. Florence Harriman
appointed U. S. minister
to Norway, 1937.
^ recognized by U. S., 1898.
S^21—i2 killed in worst U. S.
auto crash. Slayton. Mtrv
22—Panama Canal trans
. ferred to U. S., 1904.
W N **rvW*
Our Casual Treatment of
Men Leaving for the Army
All credit to the Plymouth High
School Band for its splendid concert
in front of the bus station here Tues
day morning, when 32 young Wash
ington County men left to enter the
Army. Heretofore, men have been
assembling and leaving their home
county with no expression of public
appreciation for the sacrifice they are
making. And while a few band se
lections may not constitute what
might be called exactly a “royal
send-off,' it did cause a large gath
ering of people to assemble and con
template for a few moments, at least,
their indebtedness to these tine young
men who were leaving to battle for
the very rights enjoyed by the free
Some tribute of public apprecia
tion should t>e paid to every group
of men leaving this county to enter
the Army, whether they are white or
colored. Certainly, they should not
be permitted to slip away practically
unnoticed except by their relatives
and close friends. They are going to
fight not only lor their immediate
families but for every person who en
joys the blessing of living in these
United States. Surely, those of us
who are left behind can pause for a
few minutes in our daily tasks tc
wish them godspeed and the best of
luck, and even that is small pay in
deed for the sacrifices they are called
upon to make.
The Last Straw
One of the salesladies in a local
ready-to-wear store got quite a kick
out of the re-action of numerous men
to the recent edict handed down by
the Office of Price Administration
which did away with the cuffs on
For a fact, it was something to be
hold. Mere man has always presum
ed to be slightly supercilious when
his womenfolk would get all steamed
up about some changes in styles of
dress. The male of the species tried
to convey the impression that he was
above such thinu>: in other words,
that vanity about personal appear
ance was something which he left to
the mis-called "weaker sex'.
So what? So, along comes the OP A
and says "no more cuffs on trousers
after such-and-such a date.” Mere
man read the order, but it just didn't
register. Then, a few days before
Easter, he breezes into a store to get
his spring finery and finds out that,
by golly, the order meant just what
it said. Consternation reigned. Im
promptu indignation meetings were
held; storekeepers and clothing al
terers were denounced; telegrams
were dispatched to Leon Henderson;
and still no soap.
That's carrying this war sacrifice
business a little too far. They can
tax us to death; they can draft us
all into the Army; they can take
away our cars and gasoline and tires;
but, hang it all, a man has his dignity
[ to uphold and nobody has any busi
ness taking the cuffs off his britches.
It’s downright humiliating, that's
what it is.
No wonder the ladies are laughing.
Work—hard work—will cure both
mental and physical afflictions, so
says an old author quoted in the
Morganton News-Herald. The only
trouble is that so many people dread
the remedy more than they do the
affliction. Anyway, the following few
sentences are passed on for the en
couragement of those who do work
and in the hope that others will par
take of the medicine:
If you are poor—ork.
If you are rich—continue to work.
If you are burdened with seem
ingly unfair responsibilities—w-ork.
If you are happy—keep right on
[working. Idleness gives room for
doubts and fear.
If disappointments come—work.
To Siockholders oi the Plymouth
Building and Loan Association:
At the last regular meeting of the Directors
of the Plymouth Building and Loan Association,
held April 8th, 1942, I tendered my resignation
as secretary and treasurer of the Plymouth Build
ing and Loan Association, effective May 1st, 1942.
As May 1st, 1942, is the effective date of my
severance from the Plymouth Building and Loan
Association, at which time I will deliver over to
my successor all cash on hand, bank accounts,
bonds, mortgages, insurance policies, and all oth
er property, such as books and papers of the as
sociation, upon receipt of the same from the Pres
ident and my successor, and a certified statement
from the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance
Corporation, the Federal Home Loan Bank, and
the State Insurance Department, as to the condi
tion of my accounts as of May 1st, 1942, and a can
celled surety bond of $5,000.00 from the U. S. Fi
delity and Guaranty Company.
In order that we may be able to certify to the
accuracy of your accounts, I want to make a spec
ial request to each stockholder that you bring or
send your pass book to this office on or before
April 30th, 1942, for verification.
At this time I want to express my apprecia
tion to the President, Solicitor, Direcors and all
previous Directors, all stockholders, both white
and colored, for your splendid assistance and
hearty cooperation you have given me for the four
and one-half years I have endeavored to serve to
the best of my ability as secretary and treasurer
to your association.
M. W. Spruill
^OLl H'M FIAT
-PAYROLL SAVINGS TLAN^
'for defense bonds and stamps
\(1F YOU'RE NOT in it, ash yovr boss^=
By THE RAMBLES
The man sat down at a table at a
smart restaurant and tied his napkin
around his neck. The manager, scan
dalized. call the waiter and said to
him, "Try to make that man under
stand as tactfully as possible that it
isn’t done here.”
Waiter i seriously to customer):
“Shave or haircut?”
Doctor: “How do you mean that
you are worried, Mrs. Brown? Did
you give your husband the sleeping
powder as I told you?”
Mrs. Brown: “Indeed, I did, doc
tor. You said give him as much as I
could get on a nickel. But I had no
nickel, so I used five penniees and
he hasn't wakened for three days.”
The sergeant was instructing a
rather dumb recruit. “Suppose the
enemy shot one of your ears off,
what would happen then?” he asked.
The soldier thought a while and said,
T couldn't hear.”
"Well, suppose the enemy shot off
both of your ears, what then?” ask
ed the sergeant. Again after some
thought the soldier replied, “I could
“And why wouldn't you be able to
"Because,” answered the soldier,
"my hat would slip down over my
Doctor's wife: "They tell me that
you have a model husband, Miranda.”
Maid: “Yes, ma'am. But he aint
no working model. He's just a blue
Very Bad Fix—
A policeman was questioning a
man who was pinned under his car
after an accident.
“Are you married?”
“No, sir,” was the answer. "This is
the worst fix I was ever in.”
There are two ginds of people on
Just two kinds of people—no more
If sorrow overwhelms you, and
loved ones seem not true—work.
When faith falters and reason fails
When dreams are shattered and
hope seems dead—work. Work as if
your life were in peril ... it really is.
Xo matter what ails you—work.
Work faithfully and work with faith.
Work is the greatest remedy avail
Work will cure both mental and
Sat., Apr. 18 Mat. 3:30
CHARLES STARRETT In
Sun., Apr. 19 3 4 9 P. M.
John Garfield, Nancy Cole
man, Raymond Massey In
Mon.-Tues. April 20-21
OLSEN AND JOHNSON
and MARTHA RAYE in
Wed., Apr. 22 Mat. 3:30
and VAN HEFLIN in
“Kid Glove Killer”
Thur.-Fri. Apr. 23-24
DEANNA DURBIN and
CHALRES LAUGHTON in
‘It Started With Eve’
Marco - Williamston
and LYNN BARI in
Also REGIS TOOMEY in
Fri.-Sat. Apr. 17-18
Not the good and the bad. for 'tis
That the good are half bad and the i
bad half good.
Not the happy and sad, for the
swift flying years
Bring each man his laughter, and
each man his tears.
Not the rich and the poor, for to
count a man's wealth
You must first know the state of
his conscience and Health.
Not the humble and proud for In
I life's busy span
Who put's on vain airs is not count
ed a man.
No! The two kinds of people on
earth I mean
Are the people who lift and the
people who lean.
Wherever you go you will find the
Are ever divided into just these two
And strangely enough you will find
too, I ween,
There is only one lifter to twenty
I who lean.
I In which class are you? Are you
leasing the load
Of overtaxed lifters who toll down
Or are you a leaner who lets others
Your portion of worry and labor
Prayer for Soldiers—
O. God make the United States and
the Allied soldiers valiant in battle to
the end that right may triump over
might; help them to defeat the ma
licious designs of their cruel adver
saries; convince the American troops
of the righteousness of their cause
end depress their enemies who are
aggressive and cruel. ;
Let the voice of thine unerring jus- |
tice. sounding in men's hearts, teach
them the futility and wickedness of
war, and constrain the aggressor to
drop the weapons of war from their
hands in the day of battle.
Be thou present, O God of wisdom,
an i direct the councils of the war
chisfs of this country; enable them
to make sound and accurate decisions
that evil might be crushed before it
engulfs the earth; Help, O God to
spe( d the day when order, peace and
harmony rules in the breast of all
mer who have compassion for one
ano her; that justice, piety, might
P; eserve the health of the soldier’s
bod es, keep their minds vigorous;
shower down on them your blessings
and crown them with victory. All
this we ask that man may be free to
worship thy son.—Amen.
Few women 'and men' are dumb
enough to listen to reason.
Nobody seems to like anybody who
has achieved complete economic in
A little profanity sometimes clears
the air like a thundershower.
Unless you've tried to borrow mon
ey when you had to have it. you don't
know how difficult it is.
Life is like a roller coaster—a lot
of ups and downs and breath-taking
moments ending just where you start
When the next count is made, it
is expected that just as many will
have lost money as they did in "the
good old days.’’
Unless they were born that way,
its just about impossible for a man
to be dignified, or for a girl to be
And Teachers in
Meet Last Week
Committees Appointed for
Annual Field Day Pro
gram April 21
Creswell.—The Creswell Parent
Teacher Association met Thursday
afternoon in the school auditorium
for the final meeting of the school
year. Mrs. E. S. Woodley, the presi
Committees for the annual field
day celebration to be held Tuesday,
April 21, were announced.
Mrs. A. S. Holmes, program chair
man for the month, presented an in
terested program on the topic, "Paths
To Maturity.” H. H. McLean, county
school superintendent, and the Rev.
B. W. Gaither discussed the school’s
responsibility to high school pupils
graduating each year from the stand
point of school man and of parent,
respectively. Carol Van Davenport,
a senior, speaking as an outgoing
senior, expressed the view that every
student has the right to expect his
school to prepare him to do his best
for the world.
Mr. J. L. Swain, C. D. Swain and
daughter Miss Margaret Swain, spent
Sunday in Westover with Mrs. Betty
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Davenport of
Norfolk were visitors in the com
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Sawyer and
children and Miss Willie Davenport,
were the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Hew
itt Wynn, Sunday.
Mrs. Elmer Phelps was in Plymouth
Miss Willie Davenport of Pleasant
Grove is visiting her sister Mrs. D. A.
Miss Elsie Marriner spent Monday
night in Roper with her sister Mrs.
Mrs. Elmer Phelps was the guest of
Mrs. Edgar Barber Monday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Davis and dau
ghter of Columbia were the guest of
their daughter, Mrs. C. D. Swain.
To save wear on your car, have it made Ship
Sinclair-ize service does this job as your car
manufacturer recommends. Sinclair-ize ser
vice includes changing over winter lubri
cants to lubricants of summer grade in trans
mission, differential, crankcase and chassis.
It takesL care of tires, battery and spark plugs
to help them last longer. Don’t take any
chances. No new cars are being made. Tires
are rationed. So—
"SA VS WSAtt WITH SIHCtAIK”
ha vs reus m» sincum-nm how
AGENTPLYMOUTH. N. C.
Harrison’s 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
Colon R. Bowen
Plymouth North Carolina
*2.15 FULL QUART
jlCOODCRHAM * WORTS. LTD., RCORIA, ILLINOIS
Your beer and wine li
cense must be renewed be
fore May 1.
Get them now and save
E. J. Spruill
Dr. Pepper Clock
Now on "War. Time"
That means, some days, because of rationing,
you may have to pass up one Dr. Pepper hour
Today the famous Dr. Pepper clock
has its “war time,” too!
You see, some of the ingredients we use
in making Dr. Pepper are now rationed.
For that reason, on some days you
may have to pass up one of those three
Dr. Pepper enjoyment hours.
In these times more than ever, you do need that extra
spark of energy you get when you drink a cold, satisfying
bottle of Dr. Pepper at 10, at 2 and at 4 o’clock. But, if
your dealer is out of Dr. Pepper at one of these hours,
don’t blame him. We simply cannot supply him with all
the Dr. Pepper you folks are asking for.
So that ail may be served
When you do find Dr. Pepper at your
dealer’s, enjoy one cold bottle—and
when available take one carton
home for the family to enjoy. Don't
ask for more than your share, be
cause your neighbor and his kiddies
get tired and thirsty, too. Leave some
For our part, we shall continue to
make Dr. Pepper with the same pure,
wholesome ingredients—the same
cheerful drink that picks your energy
up. And we shall see that every one
of our dealers gets his fair share of our
present regulated quantities and at
no increase in price.