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Thursday. July 30, 1942.
“It is not illways Mny’’—LimgfvUi»v
30— First legislative assem
bly in America at James
town, Va., 1619.
31— Lafayette commissioned
major general in Revolu
tionary Army. 1777.
1—Nelson destroys French
^ fleet, Aboukir Bay, 1798.
k 2—Congress votes $200,000
to complete Washington
7) Monument, 1876.
“3—Columbus sails from
Palos, Spain. 1492.
League Island to U. S. for
navy yard, 1868.
' 5—First transatlantic cable,
Ireland to Newfound
J v land, completed, 1858.
— WNU Strviet
Whatever the Cost,
We Must Pay It
The American people, says Don
ald M. Xelson, want just one thing
in this war—victory—and whatever
it costs, they will pay without com
Speaking at a reient patriotic rally
before more than 100,000 persons in
Soldiers Field, Chicago. Mr, Xelson
lauded the -pirit of the American
people for their determination to
put winning the war ahead of every
Mr. Xelson warned that “this
war has not been won ' and that
“some very hard months are ahead
of us.' “This is no time for easy
optimism.” he said.
He declared that “we know that
our lighting men are going to win
this war, but let us not forget that
we at home could lose it for them
if we failed to play our parts prop
“We at home have a big job to
do,” he said. This war makes a
demand on every man, woman and
child in the United States. If we
meet that demand in full eve are
going to win. If we fail, we can
lose —and losing prove ourselves
! unworthy of our heroic soldiers.
The WPB chairman declared that
the Nation today “is really begin
ning to work at full speed for the
first time. ' and that as far as pro
duction itself was concerned, "we
are 'over the hump.' "
He cautioned, however, that “as
; for inconveniences, discomforts and
hardships that you and I will have
to endure, we haven't even got to
the foothills yet.
Well really learn to take it
And if 1 understand the temper of
the American people today I don't
think there will be one single com
plaint. We know what we're up
against. We want just one thing,
victory. Whatever it costs, well
pay and pay gladly.”
Is This the Lull
Before the Storm
It may be just a lull before the
storm, but the price picture for the
last couple of months has been defi
nitely serene, considered as a whole
but with accent on those prices that
most markedly affect cost of living.
In the 10-weeks May 2—July 11
period wholesale prices for some 900
if“ms as covered by the Bureau of
Labor Statictics actually went down,
though by a mere two-tenths of one
per cent. Food prices dropped 1.2
and textiles 0.4 per cent, and these
are especially influential in cost-of
living ratings. . . .The comprehen
-ive cost-of-living index rose one per
cent in April, went up only two
tenths of a percentage point in May,
and in June remained absolutely le
| vel! . . . Nevertheless, the economic
pulse-takers are somewhat uneasy,
viewing with anxiety the persistently
upward tendency of w'ages and the
lack of assurance that farm prices
will be effectively “ceilinged,’ since
these are the two biggest elements in
| determining the utimate cost of any
thing to the consumer.
The Fight Is On!
By Ruth Taylor
The world today has an opportuni
ty seldom equalled in its history.
There never was a time when preju
dice. discrimination and hatred was
more wide-spread. But—there nev
er was a time when this hydraheaded
monster was more clearly recognized
for exactly what it is—a destructive
force that feeds upon the weak, not
as an animal, for self-preservation,
but for the sheer lust of killing.
Forced into the open by the war
drums, it can be fought in the open
and crushed into nothingness, if we
face the dragon and fight it down in
stead of hedging on the issues.
I’p to now we have all too often
compromised with evil. We have
taken sides and condoned those cruel
ties which did not affect our own par
ticular interest. We need now to
condemn cruelty as such—-whoever
perpetuates it, or wherever it is in
l existence—-whether it be in the con
centration camps of Hitler, or on the
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AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS JUNE 30, 1942
Cash and Due from Banks_§12,078,852.50
Obligations of the Tjnited States _ 16,406,742.71
Federal Intermediate Credit Bank De
bentures _ 184,951.03
Federal Land Bank Bonds _ 279,416.25
North and South Carolina Bonds __1,222,467.91
Municipal and Other Marketable Bonds 1,759,798.33 31,932,228.83
Loans and Discounts _ 3,022,165.74
Accrued Interest and Other Assets_ 88,285.21
Banking Houses. Furniture and Fixtures, and Real
Estate Tax value §298,975.00) _ 265,396.19
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Unearned disc, and other liabilities_
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POLICY OP I
chain gangs of Georgia, whether it
be in the purges of Russia, or in the
rape of Nanking, or in the massacre
We must, however, be consistent
Too many people seek--not fair play
for all—but rule for themselves. We
have seen that situation in India.
With the enemy at their gates, In
dian politicians sought advantages
for their particular group, not equal
ity for all.
Look back a few years at the Axis
record. First the Japanese complain
ed that there was discrimination
against them in Manchuria, so they
seized it—and discriminated against
every one else. Then the Italians
claimed they were being oppressed
in Ethiopia, so they started a fight—
to enslave the Ethiopians. Finally
Hitler claimed the Versailles treaty
was unfair to Germany, so he start
ed wars and imposed terms that
made the Versailles treaty look like
a Sunday School treat.
We must make it so plain that no
one can possibly not understand that
whoever condones murder, massacre,
cruelty, discrimination, slander, hat
red toward any group, whether it be
of race, nationality, color or religion,
whoever seeks preferment for his own
group at the expense of others, or
without regard for the right of others,
is playing the totalitarian game of
divide and conquer.
As Jonathan Daniels of the Office
of Civilian Defense stated recently:
“Intolerance is treason today.” Now
the fight is out in the open, clearly
labeled. Now is the time to wipe it
' Ai Saints Delight
Rev. PRESTON CAYTON, Pastor
Church service at Saints Delight
Bible school at 11; W. A. Swain,
Church service at 12 o'clock war
time. Preston E. Cayton, pastor.
Morning subject : "Doors That Open
To God’s Power." Text: Behold, I
have set before thee an open door,
and no man can shut it."—Rev. 3:8.
What do these words mean? Simp
ly this: That if man and the cir
cumstances of life have shut certain
doors, there are other doors, inner
doors, not in this world’s control,
that no man can shut. We need to
see this important fact clearly, that
there are two sides of life. One is
at the mercy of man and circum
stance, and all the rich happiness of
opportunity and privilege can be
blacked out. How true that is. How
close we all live to tragedy. With
what tragic suddenness some doors
are shut never to bt opened to us
The other side of life has doors,
inner doors, that God has opened
and which no man can shut. When
John was on the Isle of Patmos,
there were doors of this world shut
to him. But God had set a door be
fore him which no man could shut.
Many are saying today that if it were
not for circumstances I would become
a Christian. God can move those
circumstances of life, that we might
become a Christian.
There are many things of this life
close to you and me; there are doors
which we will never pass through in
this life. But, thank God, that in
ner door set before mankind which
the power of this world cannot close.
Jesus says: Behold, I stand at the
door and knock. If (any man) will
hear my voice I will come in and sup
with him and he with Me. Christ
is standing at your door today. What
will you do with Him? With you
say with many, "Away With Christ”?
Evening service at 8:30. Subject:
“Paul’s Letter to the Romans.” Rom.
1:16. You are invited to attend all
these services. Bring tl^e family.
You will feel welcome at Saints De
light. Give God one day out of sev
en; it belongs to God
JlV and Views
By Rev. \V. B. Daniels, Jr.
In the lovely outdoor Chapel at
Camp Leach, the Episcopal Camp
and conference center on the Pemlico
River belo\r Washington. N. C., there
is a massive stone
altar which is the
central shrine of
worship for those
who attend the
Camp. In its state
ly simplicity and
naturalness the al
tar is a thing of
dedicated to God.
The stones which
were used to build
the altar were pro
cured from Bath. North Carolina,
and were among the ballast rock
thrown into Bath Creek by the crews
of sailing vessels which put in at the
port of Bath during the colonial per
iod. These sailing ships discharged
their light cargoes of tea, spices,
cloth, and similar items: and when
it became necessary to load their
holds with the bulky products of co
lonial America, tobacco, hides, and
furs, the ballast rock, was thrown
overboard to make room for the new
cargo. At great labor and expense
huge quantities of these rocks have
been brought to the surface and are
being used in the restoration of old
St. Thomas' Church in Bath. Several
tons of this ballast rock were used
in the construction of the altar at
These stones were deposited in
Bath Creek by ships from all over the
world. At the bottom of Bath Creek
rested for more than a century rock
from England, Europe, the shores of
Asia and Africa, and the coasts of
North and South America. Prom the
four corners of the world these stones
have been collected and have been
used in the construction of an altar
to the glory of God.
Nations of the globe now have their
World War. Christian people of
East Carolina have then- World Al
Dr. Walter Russell Bowie’s book,
••The Story of the Bible", is an ex
cellent background for a resonable
and clear understanding of the Bi
ble. It is scholarly and searching in
its details, yet so simple and read
able is its style that a young person
of Junior High School age would
have no difficulty in understanding
its contents. Published by the Ab
Thur.-Fri. July 30-31
PRISCILLA LANE and
ROBERT CUMMINGS in
Sat,. Aug. 1 1 to 11 P. M.
JOHNNY MACK BROWN in
"A rizona Cyclone"
Sun., Aug. 2 3 & 9 P. M.
MacDONALD CAREY and
JEAN PHILLIPS in
Mon.-Tues. Aug. 3-4
Lum and Abner in
the Bashful Bachelor
with 7ASU pitts
Wed.. Aug. 5 Mat. 3:30
RICHARD TRAVIS and
IRENE MANNING in
“The BIG SHOT”
Thur.-Fri. Aug. 6-7
RICHARD DENNING in
Marco - Williamston
Fri-Sat. July 31-Aug. 1
HUMPHREY BOGART in^
‘Escape From Crime
Also DON “Red” BARRY in
‘‘Jesse James, Jr."
with LYNN MERRICK
mgcion Press. New York, priced at
Thought For the Day—
Phillips Brooks has said. “Do not
ask for a task equal to your strength
but for strength equal to your task
Services at Edenton
Catholic Church Sunday
Edenton.—Holy Mass will start
Sunday. August 2. at 10:30 a. m.. in
St. Ann's Catholic church, corner of
N Broad and Albemarle Streets, in
Edenton. it was announced by the
Rev. Father F. J. McCourt. pastor.
Everybody is invited to this and
every other service, every first and
second Sunday of the month at 10:30
a. m.. and every third, fourth and
fifth Sunday of the month at 8 a. m
Confessions are heard every Sun
day. beginning one-half hour and
ending at 5 minutes before the serv
Program of Services
At Episcopal Church
Services at Grace Episcopal church
i for the ninth Sunday after Trinity,
August 2, will be as follows:
Church school. 10 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11
The Rev. William B. Daniels, jr.,
minister in charge of the parish, will
be in charge of these services.
Members of Grace church will join
with members of the local Christian,
Methodist and Baptist churches in
the evening service, which is to be
Held at the Christian church at 8
o'clock. This service will be the1
commencement exercises for the j
Union Daily Vacation Bible school,
i which will close its class sessions Fri- i
i day. July 31.
I PLEASANT GROVE
Mrs. Bettie Spruill has returned
j home from an extended visit with her
j daughter. Mrs. A. L. Thompson in
Mrs. Prances C. Hutchins and
daughter. Rebecca, are visiting. Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Woodley, in Colum
Mrs. Mary Alexander moved to
her former home in Washington last
week, and Miss Mary Leone Swain
left to be with Mrs. Alexander un
til school opens.
Miss Nellie Tarkenton went to
Columbia Tuesday. Miss Myrtle
Tarkenton returned home with her
I for an overnight visit.
Little Sarah Virginia Sivills. of
Norfolk is spending some time here
with her aunt Mrs. J. C. Tarkenton.
Miss Rennie Ambrose, of Columbia,
is visiting her parents here this
Mr. and Mrs. Will Worsham, of
Norfolk were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Swain Wednesday.
Mrs. W. E. Phelps, spent the week- !
end in Norfolk, with her husband, j
Miss Virginia Spruill, of Pea |
^ldge spend last week with her sis
er. Mrs. Edgar Barber.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Phelps were the
fuests of Mrs. M. S. Phelps in Pleas
mt Grove Monday.
Miss Elsie Marriner spent the
week-end with her sister. Mrs. C. T
Riddick in Skinnersville.
Mrs. Edgar Barber and daughter
Virgie. spent Sunday in Pea Ridge
with iris parents. Mr. and Mrs. Cor
tez Spruill. t
4 big fl K from U-sA
What diet iu, zu or 4l> miles used to mean.''
Nothing. You simply got into your car
and went, whether it was necessary or
All that is changed now. But you will
find Plymouth merchants are just as x
earger to serve you—and just as able—as
those in far-away places used to be. If
you’ve been trading elsewhere, come in
and see how pleasant and how economical
trading at home can be. We need and
appreciate your business.
TINE MARCHES ON
AND SO DO
PAY NOW AND SAVE
Altention of Washington County taxpayers
is called to the tact that the penalty on unpaid
1941 taxes increases every month.
Beginning In AUGUST
An Extra Penalty Will Be Added To
All Tax Accounts Due Washington County
We will be only loo glad lo serve you in any
way possible, but be sure to see us before the
first of August to save the increased penalty.
J. E. Davenport
TAX COLLECTOR. WASHINGTON COUNTY