Washington County News
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
fn Plymouth. Washington County,
Ington County’s only newspaper, j
It was established in 1889, consoli- |
dated with the Washington County :
News in 1929 and with The Sun
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One year_ $1.50
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Entered as second-class matter
at the post office in Plymouth,
N. C., under the act of CongTess
of March 3. 1879.
The Roanoke Beacon is Wash
August 13, 1942
A L M A N AC
“When fi thing is done rnUice comes loo
13—Gibraltar taken by Eng*
.,14—Peking captured by
■Jn allies fighting Chinese
Boxer uprising! 1900.
IS—Railroad between Kan
sas City and Denver
Jie*' completed. 1870.
First message sent by
Atlantic cable, 1858.
■ 17—Spelling reform associa
tion organized in Phila
18— Bronze statue of Wash
ingtcn unveiled in Paris,
19— Daughters of the Revalu
ed, iicn organized, 1890.
Buy Bonds or Wear 'Em
The war bond quota for this
county for August has recently been
announced, and we are confident our
citizens are going to bu\ their share,
even though some of them may have
made .sacrifices to do so.
The government is asking each in
come earner to set aside at least 10
per cent of his or her savings for the
purchase of war bonds and stamps,
the soundest investment in the whole
Some of our citizens can invest
this much and a great deal more
without pinching their pocketbooks.
For others t may mean some sacri
fice such as doing without luxuries
and things that are really classified
Most of the large firms and cor
porations of our state are doing their
part. Only tour of the corporations
employing '00 or more persons do
not have t payroll plan. Under this
plan the employees vote to have 10
t>er cent of their wages deducted each
pay day for the purchase of war
bonds More than 1500 of the
state - firms and corporations now
have this plan in operation, and in
practically every case at least 90 per
cent nf the employes are participat
North Carolina was in the fore
front of Southern states in bond
sales for May. exceeding its quota by
40 per cent, and was well up among
the leaders in <ales for June and
July The August quota calls for
> .7x0.000. and if the state's fine
record is to be maintained, our
county and town chairmen and their
co-workers must continue to put
forth their best efforts.
Dollars thus lent the government
through the purchase of bonds are
used directly to buy guns, tanks, air
planes, ships for our armed forces.
\nd at the same time, to the extent
they are not spent for cars, radios,
sodas, and the like, they release labor
and materials for war uses.
These bond-invested dollars do
not compete with other dollars for
our limited supply of clothes, food,
and other necessities and thereby
raise prices and cause inffation.
Morever, they remain available
to the lender it any time and will re
turn to him. increased by generous
interest payments. After the war
things now scarce will be plentiful.
Purchases ^'nen will help post-war
recovery as much as purchases now
of non-essentials can hurt our war
In the final analysis it is up to each
one of us to invest as much as possi
ble in thse bonds. We can take our
choice—we must buy them or wear
With only a few months remain
ing before cold weather, the prob
lem of fuel for the East grows daily
more serious. Last week the Presi
dent pointed out to Eastern house
holders who burn fuel oil that “there
can be no guarantee they will get
enough oil to meet even their mini
mum needs." Petroleum Coordinator
Harold L. lekes praised Eastern in
dustrial consumers of fuel oil who
have saved 21,232,000 barrels of fuel
oil by changing to other fuels. OP.\
took steps to keep barge movement
of coal into New England at a peak
despite "war and submarine activi
On Incoming Cargoes
Under the system of helping our
friends and allies known as Lend
Lease we are sending supplies and
finished weapons to all parts of the
world. But we also depend on our
friends and allies—especially those in
Latin America, but elsewhere too
for a great variety of vital war ma
terial This week WPB announced
that some 500 items imported from
every corner of the globe had been
placed on an emergency list, so that
they might be sure of space in ships
bound for America. The list is a
long one, it includes metals, wood
products, chemicals, lumber, in an al
together imposing catalogue of
things we must have—and for which
we depend on our friends.
The USA has pretty well ended all
Still in Business
Same Old Stand
★ ★ ★
Wars, rationing, priorities, shortages
are temporary. Plymouth merchants were
here when these words meant nothing to
un And Plymouth merchants, although
they are doing their full part to bring the
war to a successful conclusion, which neces
sitates sacrifice and hardship, hope to be
here when these words are but a memory.
Each year Plymouth merchants offer
you smarter styles, better values and serv
ice, and greater savings of time and money.
This year is no exception. Plymouth stores
are stocked with a bigger and better variety
of things you need. Buy it here and save!
Pul Your Savings Into War Bonds
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My Neighbor’s Boy
The following poem. ! m the Nicholas Republican Rlchwood.
w Va. was clipped me; M-nt to The Roanoke Beacoi bv Mrs J B
I ve known my neighbor s boy for years
Ph rough laughs and shouts and voting lad's tears
I've seen him playing cowboy, soldier, cop.
Sometimes I thought I d like to stop
\nd really slap him down.
But then he'd grin and clown and yell "Let s ,.0 to town
I ve seen him wear his last short pants,
I ve seen him off to hi- first dance.
I've seen him get his Eagle Scout,
I ve answered back hi' whistling shout
But now he's gone away.
Gone, too his veil and play.
How empty are both night and day
He’s gone to war.
V double-fisted fighting man,
To fox-holes, Mac Arthur's band.-'
With Stubborn Dutch in Java land?
fn crow's-nest watch with (' S \?
To Iceland, Ireland? To join our men,
With R A. F.. Russian, or undying Czech
So now I've got a job to bring him back.
I'll work with all my might and main,
I'll worry not of loss or gain.
I'll help build ships for seven seas,
I'll help build monstrous roaring tanks
To carry through victorious Yanks
To victory- to victory everywhere,
With death-defying eagles of the air.
For whom? My neighbor's boy
Whose neighbor’s boy Why, bless your soul
Your neighbor’s boy and mine
We'll plow the earth.
We'll dig the mine
We'll blast the mountains.
Pray God divine.
We'll toil and sweat and buy bonds, you bet
For your neighbor's boy and mine.
output of things not needed for war
but. now and then. WPB still finds
places where we can tighten up. Sep
tember 1 will see an end to manufac
ture of mattresses containing iron
and steel and after November 1 no
more studio couches, sofas or lounges
containing these metals may be made.
WPB also has practically stopped ci
vilian use of shellac, an action which
will mean fewer phonograph records
(record makers up till now have been
able to get 30 per cent of the shellac
they normally use). The shellac is
needed to protect munitions.
In memory of Mr. H. J. Chesson.
who left us one year ago August 11.
by his daughter, Mrs. Melvyn Ches
Just one year ago and it seems an
Since we last beheld your face.
When we laid you neath flowers of
In your final resting place
"There is rest for the weary if rest
Yes, you sought. Dearest Papa, the
To "The Home of the Soul", as we've
oft' heard you sing.
"In the land that is fairer than day".
We love those old songs that bring
Tho' your sweet voice is not as of old.
But twill sweeter be on the other
When accompanied by harps of gold.
We miss you so many places each ’
We listen for your footsteps at eve'n.
We reach in vain for the clasp of
And our hearts with sorrow are
The Lord is my shepherd 1 shall
And He guided each step of your
So we sorrow not as one without
For well meet at the end of life's day.
We would not call you back. Papa
dear, if we could;
Our loss is your eternal gain.
You are free from this world with
its toil and strife.
Of life with its sorrow and pain.
We will always love and cherish, my
The memories of life with you here.
But we live for the time when fare
wells will be o'er
And we'll met in the "Home over
£x, and Views
By Rev. W. B. Daniels, Jr.
Out of Darkness—
George Matheson was blind. While
a student at the University of Glas
gow anti sun in ms
Matheson lost com
pletely the sight of
both eyes. He per
sisted in his efforts
to secure an edu
and graduated from
the university at
the age of nineteen
In 1866 he entered
the ministry and be
came one oi Scot
land's ablest preachers and writers
of theological and devotional works.
While serving a large parish in
Edinburg. Matheson rose to great
popularity and fame as a preacher
Apple - Peach - Raisin
Mince Meat - Cocoanut
and writer. During these years in
Edinburg, he wrote one of the most
beautiful and inspiring hymns of
the Church. "O Love That Wilt Not
Let Me Go”:
O love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee:
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.
O light that folio west all my way.
X yield my flickering torch to thee:
My heart restores it borrowed ray.
That in thy sunshine's blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.
O joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee:
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
That morn shall tearless be.
"O cross that liftest up my head
I dare not ask to fly from thee:
I lay in dust life's glory dead.
And from the ground there blossoms
Life that shall endless be.”
Out of the darkness of total blind
ness. George Matheson looked with
the eyes of faith and saw the beauty
of holiness. . With loneliness and
pain as his raw materials, he cre
ated a life of abundant usefulness.
. Out of the sadness of his night,
he sang a new song to the glory of
Religion authorities who know the
situation report that today there are
more Christians in Germany ready
to die for their faith than in any
other country, and that an ever in
creasing number of Germans are be
coming intensely interested in Chris
tianity. Despite the barbaric per
secutions, the faith lives on The
Swastika is the symbol of death . . .
the cross is the symbol of death and
Thought For the Day—
"Grant us grace, O Lord, fearless
ly to contend against evil and to
make no peace with oppression.
Domestic consumer demand for
farm products will continue to rise
during the next few months, pre
dict economists of the U. S Depart
ment of Agriculture. _
To conserve more rubber the WPB
has provided more stringent specify
cations which will limit the amount
of rubber available for a long list of
The domestic wheat supply for
1942-43 marketing year is indicated
at 1.524.000,000 bushels, or around
190.000. 000 bushels above the record
1.331.000. 000 bushels in 1941-42.
War Bond sales must be doubled
Are you budgeting your household
money to buy War Savings Stamps
IN THE INFANTRY they $ay
*TOP KICK4 for first sergeant
*MEAD 8WCKET# for new steel helmet
'CHOW 4 for their food
*CAMEl/ for their
The favori te cigarette wi th men
in the Army, Navy, Marines,
and Coast Guard is Camel.
(Based on actual sales records in
Post Exchanges and Canteens.)
AND THEY'VE GOT
PLENTY OF FULL,
vw^ imn ^
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TURKISH O DOMESTIC \ S
_ CIO ART TT E S „fjj
AND NOTE THIS:
The smoke of s/ow-burning
contains LESS NICOTINE
than that of the 4 other largest-selling brands tested—less than any
of them—according to independent scientific tests of the smoke itself/
you don't know
howfar your tires
they will go a lot
farther than you
you’ll he amazed at the
extra mileage your Esso
Dealer wiH soon be
able to help you get.
Tine odds are nut just figures we have pulled out of
a hat, '1'hev are the result of tests made with a new
method to increase tire mileage among customers at a
number of fcsso Dealer stations. 16 out of every 1? car
owners were astonished at the mileage made possible,
Because the preservation of tires is so vital to the coun
try in the present emergency, we are making every
effort to introduce this new service at hsso Dealer sta
tions with the utmost speed. It requires both equip
ment and training and we are supplying Loth as rapidly
as possible. As soon as these are available vour own Esso
Dealer will be able to help you get the greatest possible
mileage from your own tires short of retreading. Fur
ther announcement will be made in newspapers shortly.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY OK NEW JERSEY
Oopr 1*4:' Esso Inc
SUMMARY OF BUDGET ESTIMATE
OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY lsi, 1942, AND ENDING JUNE 30th, 1943
General County Fund $ 31,018.68
County Poor Fund 12,028.16
County Health Fund 2,695.00
Old-Age Assistance Fund 3,600.00
Aid Dependent Children Fund 1,732.50
Current Expense School Fund 16,942.95
Debt Service 69,157.11
$137,174.40 $35,881.63 $101,282.77 $6,399,905.00 $1.80