Washington County News
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
In Plymouth, Washington County,
, The Roanoke Beacon is Wash
j mg ton 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
oi March 3, 1879.
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PfiESS association .
September 10, 1942
“One good turn deserves another"
10—Commjdore Perry wins
battle of Lake Erie, 1813.
« 11—Battle cf Brandywine,
frgBSfe- - .J
1 c,c , 12—Prohibition parry organ
ized. Chicago, 1869.
( £5**^ makes New York the na
tion s capital, 1788.
It—Robert Raikes, founder
of Sunday Schools bom.
><■ *. :• i\ IS—Brcddcck's expedition
vS^'-IL"/Jvvr defeated in French-Indi
r ~ __ 16—Obadiah Holmes, Boston,
Mo no ply In Office
Holding Might Be Cured
It would be amusing if it was not
serious, the perfect nonchalance of
the man in Congress who says in ef
fect without daring to utter the
words: "However much the coun
try needs this legislation you seek I
cannot support or vote for it until af
ter the coming election lest it be op
position to the wishes of some of my
constituents who would then oppose
my reelection. After the election I
shall be willing to do my duty.”
All legislation sought in Congress
is not such that the country needs,
but support of any of it might lose
some votes In consequence, during
the few months preceding any gen
ral election Congress largely marks
time: little legislation of any kind is
enacted: vote catching is the all im
portant matter, so it is better to do
nothing than to jeopardize votes.
This indictment does not apply to all
members of Congress, but to too
many of them, perhaps to most of
them some of the time.
whipped for holding; Bap
tist services, 1651.
There are instances, mostly among
municipalities, where reelction to an
office is forbidden until after an iter
val when another has the office. This
lessens the effect of political influ
ence on the office holder. This rule
extended to include state officials, el
gislators and members of Congress
might be efficacious in the government
of this country. Continuous office
holding is deletrious to character for
the most part. Exceptions are said
to prove a rule and there are excep
tions in this instance but not a great
many Besides, such a rule would
give opportunity to more citizens to
share in the emoluments of office
You Can Pay
But You Can't Get
H. E. Harrison
holding and be fairer than the prac
tice of permitting a monoply to a
Duty oi All To Help
Bring Victory To Allies
We all want the latest war news,
we turn to it in the daily newspapers,
we listen to it coming through the
air by radio. But it is good news we
want, reports of victories by United
States or British or Russian or Chi
nese forces; that’s what we want to
read and hear. If the news is un
favorable to the Allied Cause we may
blame it on enemy propaganda or
the censor ,or our commanders in
chief and boards of strategy. There
is never a thought that we behind
the lines have had any part, slight or
otherwise, for a victory by the
In an aimost world-wide war be
tween dictator nations that have for
years been preparing for it, building
up their resources so they would need
no last-minute preparations to make,
and on the other side nations opposed
to war in principle, for the most part
unprepared to fight, forced into it
when it became evident they must
give battle to preserve their freedom,
much news unfavorable to the Al
lied Nation must be expected. There
has been plenty of it and more is
likelv to come.
We must take the bitter with the
sweet, then seek to correct the
faults that have brought us losses.
At the front we have competent
leaders and brave soldiers who are
doing their part and doing it well;
each of us behind the line must de
termine to do our part and do it. It
may be only a small part, perhaps no
more than to aid in the preservation
of the nation's morale, but it should
be done. Many of us may be able to
do no more than buy a few war
stamps, then buy them. It may en
courage others to buy war bonds.
We like, of course, to read or hear
of victories by the Allies, and some
there are Recently there have been
more of these than formerly and we
hope they will increase steadily,
but there is no need to be downcast
because of an occasional defeat or of
several defeats. We are building up
our war machine and gradually ex
hausting the war machine of the
enemy; we are doing now what the
enemy had virtually completed be
fore we started and doing it better.
In the end we shall knock the "lights
and livers" out of the foe and that
will be good news—for us. We must
strive to make it true.
Many of us complain about the
conduct of the war. It is little we
know about it to justify complain
ing and our complaints delight the
enemy, increase his fighting spirit
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BY <rOS CPSOM
look., folks/ requests
From mv thousands of
employees aSkimc? me t&
TAKE PART OF THEIR.
have You Started
plam in your
because he thinks we are becoming
discouraged. Some folks claim their
patience is becoming exhausted. What
are they going to do about it when
all their patience is gone? Each of
us is a cog in a wheel and a broken
cog disturbs the machinery. If
enough cogs are broken defeat may
come and slavery follow.
The moral of all this is that we
behind the lines should talk less of
what we know so little about, lest
such talk give aid to the enemy:
should obey rationing orders to the
utmost, they being made with a pur
pose; should collect metal junk and
wraste fats the government has called
for, sending them where needed:
should put every cent we can spare
and more into the purchase of war
stamps and war bonds; should pro
tect our home defenses in the name
of preparedness. If we do these
things we shall in time hear the good
news that will delight us all.
By Rev. W. B. Daniels, Jr.
During the evening service last
Sunday at tne upis
copal Church a
white kitten came
near breaking up
the service as he
entered the door,
ciently up the aisle,
and took a tour of
up in the chancel.
The Junior Choir
ed the giggles as
oesc mey couia unaer tne stem iooks
of the minister, and as the organ
pealed forth, the inquisitive kitten
decided he could find more quiet
elsewhere. With a show of lordly
disdain, the religious feline turned
IN THE ARMY they say
44BUBBLE DANCING" for dish-washing
"HASH MARK" for service stripe
44 HIGH BALL” for an extra snappy salute
44CAMEL” for their favorite cigarette
• With men in the Army, Navy, Marines, and
Coast Guard, the favorite cigarette is Camel.
(Based on actual sales records in Post Exchanges
WAV# ! THAT'S
ONE REASON I ^
IN THE SERVICE .. .
Your own judgment says it’s true • • •
Be wise and “follow through!”
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THAN TO ANY OTHER
OF CARS AND
Because Chevrolet dealers
have sold more new cars and
trucks—more used cars and
trucks—and have had broader
experience in servicing all
makes and models during
the last ten years—than any
other dealer organization.
SAVE THE WHIftSj
House Chevrolet Co., Inc.
PLYMOUTH, IS. C.
and stalked out just as magnificent
ly as he had come in.
This little event serves to remind
older members of Grace Church of
“Old Soldier”, a nondescript dog who
years ago made a regular habit of
attending the services of the church.
According to the best authorities,
"Old Soldier” always came into
church very quietly, took his seat on
the pew beside his favorite people,
and assumed an expression of rapt
attention. When the congregation
kneeled. Old Soldier got down from
his seat in the pew in an attempt to
follow suit. When a humn or chant
was sung, he would cock an atten
tive ear with a seeming apprecia
tion of any harmonies or discords
which might emit from the choir.
"Old Soldier,” big. shaggy, and
canine, is a dear and nostalgic spot
in the memories of those who knew
and loved him.
Motto For Christians—
"God is first, others are second.
I am third."
Thought For Sunday—
“I was glad when they said unto
me, we will go into the house of
Roper Bridge Club
Meeting Last Week
Roper.—Mrs. Julian Knowles and
Mrs. Tom Norman entertained the
Rope# Bridge Club Tuesday of last
DR. C. W. BAILEY
Rocky Mount, N. C.
Announces the removal of
his office from over Rose
Drug Store to the new
147 North Main Street
Practice Limited to Eye,
Ear, Nose and Throat.
Office Hours: 9 to 5
week at the home of Mrs. Knowles.
Mrs. Joe Oliver made high score,
Mrs. Tom Gaylord second and Mrs.
Jasper Swain low score and bingo
The hostesses served pie a la. mode
TO GIVE YOB the BEST SERVICE
The merchants of Plymouth have all vol
unteered to render the following effect
ive services for the benefit of the com
munity as a whole:
1. To maintain adequate stocks of the things you
i need, so far as possible.
2. To sell them to you at lowest possible prices
j that will enable them to remain in business;
j 3. To render courteous, efficient service at all
4. To do our full share in promoting undertakings
that are beneficial to the community;
5. To insure your satisfaction with every pur
chase by standing ready to refund your
money if the merchandise is not as repre
UPON THE ABOVE BASIS WE SOLICIT
USE YOUR HEAD WHEN YOU
USE YOUR ELECTRIC APPLIANCES!
Never jerk extension or appliance cords from
the electric outlet. Take hold of the plug in
stead of the cord. To assure long life for the
cords, remove them from the appliances and
hang them up on a hook.
NEVER immerse toasters, mixer motors, waffle irons, stoves
or heating elements in water. Wash the outside of these ap
pliances with a cloth wrung out in warm soapy water, only
when the appliances are cold. ^
I he inside ot electric toasters may be cleaned
with a soft brush, but avoid bending or injuring
the healing elements. The crum tray on the au
tomatic types may be removed for periodic
Do not use a metal spoon or knife in the bowl of an electric
mixer when the beaters are in motion. Use a rubber scraper.
Handle the glass bowls of electric coffee mak
ers carefully, just as you do other glassware.
Never put extremely cold water in a hot bowl
and vice versa. Use care when removing glass
rod filter or porcelain strainer. Do not allow
lower bowl to boil dry, and be sure the outside
is dry when you place it on the stove.
Avoid running your electric mixer under heavy loads over a
long period of time. Oil regularly according to the manu
facturer's instructions. *j**-**i--* ■.
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