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In Plymouth. Washington County.
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ington County’s only newspaper.
It was established in 1889, consoli
dated with the Washington County
News in 1929 and with The Sun
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Entered as second-class matter
at the post office In Plymouth,
N. C., under the act of Cougress
of March 3, 1879.
Thursday, April 30, 1942
A L MAMAC
“Age is a sorry traveling companion”
— Danish proverb
ed 1st president, 1789.
1— 1st Child Health Day
2— Coinage of 20-cent pieces
ordered ceased, 1878.
5—Island of Jamaica d,s
4— Theological seminary
founded at Andover.
5— 130,000 western miners
t join soft coal strike, 1939.
Dirigible Hindenburg de
hi AT V w
Sign Your Pledge
I'ncle Sam. in this War effort,
must know from every production
plant just how many guns, tanks,
planes and ships he can expect to re
ceive within the next few months so
that he can lay his battle plans ac
By the same token he must know
from the people of the nation just how
many dollars he can expect to receive
voluntarily in the purchase of U. S.
Savings Bonds, so that he can lay his
tax plans accordingly, to pay for the
War cost. The more dollars volun
tarily pledged for the purchase of
Bonds, the less will be the tax load.
With this in mind, the Treasury
Department is conducting a nation
wide inventory by states wherein
every income earner is being asked
to sign a Pledge indicating how much
he will lend from that income to buy
The pledge campaign in North
Carolina is to be conducted next week
This community is a local sector of
the state and nation-wide battle front.
The voluntary workers in the cam
paign are civilian soldiers serving
without pay, without glory of thanks,
and are as surely fighting a battle
for freedom as the soldiers on the
battle fronts. They are conducting
a campaign which we as a nation can
not afford to lose. Their only wea
pon is a Pledge Card and a cheery
They will offer every income earn
er the privilege and opportunity to
pledge an investment in the safest
risk in the world, the United States
Every person who is financially
able should support this Pledge to his
or her utmost financial ability. The
Pledge is entirely voluntary on your
part, but upon the success of this
campaign will depend the freedom of
America, for without the tanks and
guns and supplies to tie purchased by
your investment, your Pledge, we
cannot win this war.
So join •willingly, cheerfully, in this
mobilization of \merican dollars, so
that America will continue to be free.
Sign the Pledge and do your share.
Farmers Should Join
County Farm Bureau
Every farmer in Washington Coun
ty should join the county unit of the
Farm Bureau in the campaign now
under way. This organization has al
ready done a great deal for the farmer
in the way of holding up market pric
es of farm products and in bringing
pressure to secure needed farm legis
lation. both in the .-tale and nation.
Under the leadership of Roy Man
ning, elected president of the county
organization at a recent meeting, the
Farm Bureau should become active
in this county. It is through this and
similar organizations that farmers
can best protect their interests in the
matter of securing favorable legisla
tion During the war period, espe
cially. while strict economic controls
are being applied in all lines of busi
ness and industry, it is important for
farmers to have a live, strong organi
zation to present and battle for the
rights of agriculture.
Thinking It Over
"England will fight to the last
This is the “divide and conquer”
strategy, such a favorite device of the
Nazis. And the tragedy of it is that
in the countries already overrun by
the hordes of Hitler this sinister stra
tagem has worked.
The enemy propaganda machine is
trying to drive a wedge between the
United States and Great Britain by
the insidious insinuations, adroitly
whispered around, that England is
quietly resting while America does
:he fightmg for her.
But what are the facts?
Sixty per cent of the British na
tional income is being spent for war.
Last year seventy per cent of all
the casualties suffered by the Em
pire armies were British.
.More than 43,000 men, women and
children were killed and 50,000 seri
ously injured by the devastating air
raids over the British Isles.
The R.A.F. and the English navy
have put out of commission more
than five and a quarter million tons
of enemy merchant tonnage. Through
the alertness of Britain's fighters half
of the Axis convoys never reached
Africa while the loss in British con
voys has been less than half of one
When Russia was attacked last
June English fighters jumped to their
earns in the West and kept Germany
from sending half of her fighting
planes to the Russian front.
Eighty per cent of England's war
products and every soldier for whom
there can be found shipping space are
being sent to the front.
The R.A.F., naval and merchant
ships of England have already de
stroyed nearly 10,000 aircraft.
More than 300 English ships under
heavy protection are constantly on
the waters to keep British armies
moving into the Middle East.
And who doubts that if those fight
ing R.A.F. pilots had not prevented
an invasion of their country it would
not have long ago been the base for
an attack upon America?
England not fighting? Tell that
^ to Mr. Hitler.
f BOSS, I'D BE GLAD TO ACCEPT PART OP
My SALARY IN DEFENSE BONDS/ IF
1 ALL THE WORKING GIRLS IN THE NATION
1 DO THIS, IT WILL HELPJJS GREATLY JN
OUR FIGHT FOR
V. VICTORY / _
Jo Build a navy or 20
BATTLESHIPS, 40 CRUISERS
100 DESTROYERS AND 500'
SUBMARINES WOULD REQUIRE
LESS THAN THREE PER CENT OF
ONE YEAR'S STEEL OUTPUT OF
J E /
OREST LANDS IN THE U.S.A.
ARE EQUIVALENT TO NEARLY FIVE
ACRES PER PERSON - ENOUOH TO
GROW AU. THE TIMBER NEEDED FOR
DOMESTIC USE, PLUS A REMAINING
SURPLUS AVAILABLE FOR EXPORT./
NTH AN INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL
ECONOMY WAS INTRODUCED BY THE WHITE
MAN,THE AREA NOW ENCOMPASSING THE
UNITED STATES WAS SUFFICIENT TO PRODUCE
FOOD AND SHELTER FOR ONLY ABOUT 800,000
Purge The Traitors
With slight changes in the methods
the purging of those traitors who
would delay the war effort is in or
der just as Russia puts its house in
order. While we were riding to the
devil in high gear and condemning
Stalin for cleaning his house of trait
ors, we invited defeat within our own
It is high time that the traitors in
this country face the firing squad.
Give them a fair trial, but let no man
who would act to endanger the nation
an dthe lives of others escape with
a minor fine or a brief term in pri
son. Those who are responsible for
delays, be they unionists, managers,
common people, politicians or high
ranking family members, should be
called to answer. But we should be
careful not. to condemn others until
we have moved to do our own part.
Funny—Or Is It?
From our scrapbook we cull this
priceless prophecy by the Chicago
Tribune in March, 1941:
We have no reason to fear any na
tion or combination of nations that
can be brought against us. Japan
has her hands full in China, and the
end of that war is not in sight. Ger
many is still trying to overcome Bri
tain. Italy is punch drunk. Even if
all their plans of conquest should suc
ceed within the next few months, it
would still be long after January of
1943 before they would turn their at
tention to us.
f unny—or is it?—that the same
Colonel McCosmic (Colonel Robert
R. McCormick) who gave the world
that one year ago. is now trying to
tell the Government how to run the
war—against Japan, Germany and
Why A Home?
Modern Young Lady (to real
estate agent who tried to sell her a
house)—A home? Why do 1 need a
home? I was born in a hospital, edu
cated in a college, courted in an auto
mobile and married in a church; I
live out of the delicatessen and pap
er bags; I spend my mornings on the
golf course, my afternoons at a bridge
table, and my evenings at the theater;
when I die, I am going to be buried
from the undertaker’s. All I need is
The first two classes of Navy para
chutists were graduated from the
Lakehurst, N. J. school on February
By THE BAMBLEB
Godspeed—to each and every boy
and girl who graduated from the
white and colored schools in this
county last week. Graduation was
a happy occasion for the boys and
girls, and it is a mighty important
one too, because it marks their en
try into new fields where they will
assume new responsibilities.
These young men and women as
sume their places in a world that is
torn with the horrors and sacrifices
that follows in the wake of war. In
a little while they will have the duty
of rescuing the remanents of civili
zation from the havoc caused by war
and they will be charged with the
task of charting the course of hu
manity back on the way to restora
tion and recovery from the conflict.
ic uagcu^ vv ax 10 uiab a- gcu
eration builds for destruction and
conflict, while the succeeding genera
tion must rescue Democracy from the
shambles and start to rebuilding a
country that has been shattered by
No matter how small one may feel,
their work in the war and its after
math will be important. More crops
must be grown to feed the starved
world; more inventions must be made
to assure protection; and it may be
the duty of those who survive the
present period of destruction, to po
lice the world and see that this great
catastrophe is not repeated.
So congratulations and Goodspeed
to these boys and girls who will be
the men and women of tomorrow.
Dollar Vs. Cent—
Miss Sadie Lee Fagan, of Dardens,
contributes the following item to the
Rambler this week:
A big silver dollar, and a little brown
Rolling, along together they went;
When the dollar remarked, for the
dollar can talk,
You poor little cent, you cheap little
I'm bigger, and more than twice as
I ni worth more than you a hundred
And written on me in letters bold,
Is the motto drawn from the pious
"In God We Trust,” which all can
Yes. I know, said the cent.
I'm a cheap little mite, and I know
I'm not big. nor good, nor bright.
And yet. .said the cent, with a meek
You don't go to church as often as I.
Another contribution by Miss Fa
It seemed that a neighbor was sick,
so he sent for his old friend, with
whom he had had trouble. “Jim I’m
Beginning MAY 6th
going to die. and I want to die in
peace with every body, please forgive
me for the ill feeling that I caused.
Jim forgave him, and they shook
hands and talked of the good old
days they had together years ago,
and wished to meet each other in
Just as Jim had left the door to
mount his horse, the sick man called
him back: “Jim! Jim!, if I don't die,
we are to be just like we used to be.”
Miss Fagan wirtes on the legend of
During the past two weeks, I have
been admiring the beautiful white
dogwood blossoms that's scattered
among the green trees beside the
highway, and thought that I'd send
the little legend of the dogwood.
At the time of the crucifixion of
Christ .the dogwood had the size of
the oak. and other forest trees. So
firm and strong was the tree that it
was chosen as the timber for the
To be used for such a purpose,
greatly distressed the tree, and Jesus
nailed upon it, sensed this, and in his
gentle pity and sorrow is reported to
have said to the tree: “because of
your regret and pity for my suffering,
never again shall a dogwood tree
grow large enough to be used as a
cross. Henceforth, it shall be slender
and bent and twisted, and its blos
soms shall be in the form of a cross
■two long and two short petals, and
in the center of the outer edge of each
petal there will be nail prints with
rust, stained with red. and in the
center of the flower there will be a
crown as of thorns, and all who see
it will remember."
Another contributor this week is
Miss Phyllis Anne Davidson, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A Davidson,
of Plymouth, who submits a poem en
titled "Buy Some More."
Defense stamps, defense stamps, de
fense stamps galore,
Buy them, come on, buy them, they
still have some more.
With the Japs in the Philippines, and
the Germans near Leningrad.
The way things are, its beginning to
But we must wake up to this fact
And show those Japs and Germans,
that we, too, can fight back.
They might have gotten Manchukuo,
Prance, and Greece, too
And they may get the other ones, but
they can’t get me and you.
The people of America may be extra
vagant .that’s true.
But do you want a dictator, to tell
you what to do?
So recall all these facts,
They're as plain as the nose on your
So buy defense bonds and stamps at
the nearest place.
Defense stamps, defense stamps, de
fense stamps galore.
Buy them, come on. buy them, they
still have some more.
Makes Cakes Better
Than Any Other
Kind and Can Be
Used According To
H. E. Harrison
Summer brings the need for sum
mer furniture. We have on hand sum
mer rugs, swings and gliders, ready to
be delivered to your home. You’ll be
surprised when you learn of the reason
able prices that we are asking for these
summer items. Come in today and
look them over.
Water & Washington Sts. Plymouth, N. C.
Complete Line of Mebane-RoyaU Mattresses and Springs
Pitt County Is All - Out For
Marvin Blount For Congress
*Mr. J. E. Winslow, Outstanding Citizen of Pitt County
and President of the North Carolina Farm Bureau, Says:
“I have known MARVIN K, BLOUNT from the time he was in school and
have been fairly well in touch with his activities from that time until now.
“He has appeared for and against me in different matters in the practice of
his legal profession, and at all times I have found him fair and square in his deal
“I was appointed Chairman of Pitt County Agricultural Commission about
twenty years ago and in my effort to increase the income of farmers and to im
prove their living conditions I have called upon MARVIN BLOUNT many times
for aid and help. Back during the time Hyde was Secretary of Agriculture and
Simmons was Senator from North Carolina, Blount would go with us to Wash
ington to help in every way he could at a time when farmers did not get the con
sideration in Washington by the law-makers and the Department of Agriculture
that they now receive.
“When he was North Carolina State Senator he gave careful attention to
interests of farmers and was anxious to help in their problems.
“When he was Mayor of Greenville he also was interested in welfare, not
only of the town people, but of the county people of Pitt and adjoining coun
ties. In 1936, after the Supreme Court had declared the AAA unconstitutional
and the farmers were trying to get new State legislation to help them in their
dilemma, BLOUNT, as Mayor of Greenville, declared a public holiday in Green
ville so the town people coidd go with we farmers to try to prevail on our Gov
ernor to give us new farm legislation.
“He has been interested in our farm program and has been w illing to work
iu its development . . .
“I have found MARVIN BLOUNT at all times to be four square, capable,
honest, trustworthy aud aggressive.
“J. E. WINSLOW.”
*.Ylr. Winslow is one of the best known and most outstanding Farm Leaders of
North Carolina. His record and work among the Farmers of the First Dis
trict is known to you all.
Blount Is "the Man! or the Times"
This Advertisement Paid For By Blount For Congress Committee