Washington County News
PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY
Cn Plymouth, Washington County,
Tlie Roanoke Beacon Is Wash- ,
tngton County’s only newspaper.
It was established in 1889, consoli
dated with the Washington County
News in 1929 and with The Sun
in 1937. __
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Entered as second-class matter
at the post oSice in Plymouth,
N. C., under ttee act of Congress
of March 3, 1879.
November 5. 1942
“Much belter to weep at joy , than joy at
5—' P. Roosevelt elected
, / .st third-term U. S. presi
UL dent. 1940.
6—11. S. recognized Repub
lic of Panama, 1903.
7—Britifh commons deserts
Parliament building for
bomb-safe place, 1940.
PS—776 buildings destroyed
in Boston's worst lire,
10—:' S. Marine Corps estab
Train Young Soldiers
In Camps At Home
While entirely willing to support
the President in what he does and
is seeking to do to win the war, be
lieving him in possession of more
facts that enable him to judge bet
ter what should be done, the loyal
citizen has the right to question the
need for some of his actions. This
is the land where freedom of thought,
freedom of speech, freedom of the
press is permitted: time for the con
trary when it is ruled by a dictator—
which should never be.
The rPesident has asked Congress
for permission to draft the boys 18
and 10 years of age and Congress is
willing, the people are willing, the
boys themselves seem to be more
than willing, for at that age they
seek adventure. But Congress wish
es a restrictive clause Fequiring one
year of training at ho lie before be
ing sent for duty ov erseas. This
seems reasonable, for surely there
are by now plenty of older men in
the army, men already partly train
ed. many fully trained, for the over
But the President objects to thi>
restriction, he wants a free hand and
a reasonably free hand he should
have. Doubtless he has no intention
of ordering the young soldiers to go
overseas until they are sufficiently
trained, yet wants the right to do so
if it seems best to him. But in this
instance the people appear to be in
accord with Congress and their wish
es should have some weight unless
the contrary is necessary.
It may be, as has been rumored,
that it is intended to release the older
married men from the army or per
haps to assign them war work here.
If this be a fact it can do no harm
to say so openly. The people would
then understand why the President
wishes to be free of restrictions. The
older married men in the armed for
ces should be partly trained by this
time and it would be wasted effort
not to use them where they could
give service. Yet few of them, prob
ably, would be very useful in ne
cessary war work, or the production
of materials for war, and they have
been getting training in held duties.
It would seem foolish to retire them
and put others less well trained in
The youth of 18 or 19 years may
think himself a man, but he is yet
a boy. At that age parents feel a
peculiarly tender feeling for them.
A year's training on home fields will
carry them more quickly to a man’s
estate in sensing responsibility, fit
them better for overseas duty if it
is still required of them a year hence.
Certainly they should have a year's
training at home unless the Presi
dent knows they are needed sooner
Friend At Court
Following annonuncement that
the House Committee on Small Busi
nes would “take the field’’ soon af
ter the general election to study war
time industrial problems in the
South, comes a further statement
that will be of interest in North
Carolina: Tyre C. Taylor has been
named Special Counsel to the Com
Taylor is a native of Sparta in
Allegheny County. He served for
mer Governor O. M. Gardner as sec
retary and Executive Counsel, he
founded the North Carolina Young
Democrats and the Young Democra
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Don G. Davis, Jeweler
Womble’s Drug Store
Yellow Front Market
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Southern Hardware Co.
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Keel’s Service Station
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tic Clubs of America. For several
years he has been a practicing at
torney in Washington, D. C.
Taylor is known as a man of ac
tion, he has vision and force. He
knows North Carolina and has a
fondness for his native state. Small
Business in North Carolina may feel
sure of a fair hearing and favorable
judgment by any committee with
which Mr. Taylor has official con
Sponge Iron On Way
To Replace Scrap Metal
Sponge iron as a substitute for
scrap metal has been developed to
the point where a plant to produce
it will be in operation by the Re
public Steel Corporation within the
next four to six months. But in the
meantime the nation needs all the
scrap metal that can be gathered, so
do not let that work stop.
Sponge iron involves the reduction
of iron ore to a spongy mass by
heating ore to a temperature below
the fusing point of iron. The oxy
gen content is removed at the same
time, either by mixing the iron ore
with pulverized coal or passing a re
ducing gas through it.
By the time the supply of scrap
metal is exhausted, sponge iron
should be ready to take its place.
Big Army Inadequately
Armed Would Avail Little
When Major General Lewis B.
Hershey, Director of Selective Serv
ice, made the statement that this na
tion would need an army ol tmrteen
million men before this war is over
he may have been indulging that
“talking too much’7 habit to which
nearly all of us are prone at times.
That would be approximately one
tenth of this country’s population, in
cluding the women and children, far
more than that percentage of this
nation’s man power.
Soldiers must be fed and to do
that farming cannot be neglected.
The old men and the middle-aged
men, assisted by some of the women,
will do their part, but an army of
thirteen million men would require
most of the middle-aged. It is cer
tain that men are needed, too, in
industries supplying munitions of
war. When soldiers fought with
sword, pike and battle axe, fewer
men were need in the war industries,
but they fight now with airplanes,
tanks and guns of various shapes and
sizes, with gas and oil to propel their
crafts, with many gadgets that give
them power; there must be ships to
transport these supplies to the over
An experienced soldier like General
Hershey knows these things. He
should know that between ten and
fifteen men are needed to furnish
these supplies for every soldier over
seas or in training. Them too, this
nation is furnishing food and other
supplies for many of its lalies. An
army of thirteen million men inade
quately armed would avail little.
Much better an army of three mil
lion men armed to the teeth. If
General Hershey was correctly quoted
he should be willing to confess he
was “talking too much.”
If you ever entertained a thought
i that ammunition used for target
| practice on army rifle ranges was
j holly wasted, you will have to change
it. First efforts at Fort Knox, Ky.,
at combing rifle ranges for copper,
; nickel, lead and steel were so favor
i able that similar reclamation has
been undertaken elsewhere and is
said be proving equally successful.
£\, and Views
By Rev. W. B. Daniels, Jr.
Who Is Jesus?—
Napoleon is said to have asked
Count Montholon. "Can you tell me
wno Jesus cnrist
was?" The Count
declined to answer
and Napoleon said.
‘‘Well, then I will
tell you," and paid
the following trib
ute to Jesus:
and I have founded
great empires, but
'upon what did
these creations of
our genius depend? Upon force!
Jesus alone founded His empire upon
love, and to this very day millions
would die for Him ... I think I un
derstand something of human na
ture. and I tell you these men were
and I am a man. None else is like
Him. Jesus Christ was more than a
man ... I have inspired multitudes
with such a devotion that they would
have died for me, but to do this it
was necessary that I should be visi
bly present, with the electric influ
ences of my looks, or my words, of
my voice. Christ alone has succeed
ed in so raising the mind of man to
ward the unseen that it becomes in
sensible to the barriers of time and
space. Across a chasm of eighteen
hundred years Jesus Christ makes a
demand that is hard to satisfy. He
asks that which a philosopher may
often seek in vain at the hands of
his friends, or a father of his child
ren, or a bride of her spouse, or a
Billy Hatfield, of Norfolk, spent the
week-end with his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. O. D. Hatfield.
Billy Bennett attended the state
convention of the Disciples of Christ
church in Washington Friday.
Chief Pharmacist Mate and Mrs.
Edward Stillman, of New York, are
spending a few days here with his
mother, Mrs. Atwood Stillman.
Private and Mrs. Leland Barber, of
Baton Rouge, La., spent a few days
of the past week with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Barber.
Mrs. H. A. Litchfield, of Emporia,
Va.. is spending the week with her
mother, Mrs. Ida Swain.
A. B. Comer, of Danville, Va., and
Kinston, spent the week-end with his
sister, Mrs. W. W. Bateman.
Renzy Sawyer, of Norfolk, spent
the week-end with his wife here.
Master Sergeant and Mrs. S. B.
man of his brother. He asks for the
human heart. He will have it en
tirely to himself, he demands it un
conditionally. and forthwith his de
mand is granted. Wonderful! In
defiance of space and time the soul
becomes an annexation to the em
pire of Christ. This phenomenon is
unaccountable; it is altogether be
yond man's creative powers. Time,
the great destroyer, is powerless to
extinguish the sacred flame: time
can neither exhaust its strength nor
put a limit to its range. I have often
thought of it. This it is which
proves to me quite conclusively the
divinity of Jesus Christ.”—The New
Thought for Today—
“The Lord is my shepherd: I shall
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Norman, of Kansas, visited his moth
er, Mrs. Paul Davenport, this week.
Miss Althea Mae Norman, of Cur
rituck. spent a few days this week
with her mother. Mrs. Paul Daven
The Rev. and Mrs. L. B. Bennett
and Mrs. Stewart Woodley attended
the Christian church convention in
Washington this week.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of St. Da
vids Parish met Monday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Ida Hassell for
the business session of the month.
Miss Lona Belle Weatherly presented
the first of four studies on Holy Com
Members of the executive commit
tee of the Creswell Parent-Teacher
Association met Tuesday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. E. S. Wodley.
Plans for the school room were dis
cussed. It was announced that the
parent-teacher association would
sponsor showing of a film every two
weeks. The money derived will be
used for pressing school needs, in
cluding window shades.
Miss Margaret Davis, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Davis, is reported
to be making a fine record at Tayloe
Hospital in Washington, where she
is a student nurse. Miss Davis grad
uated from Creswell High School in
1940 and entered Tayloe hospital in
September of this year. Her grades
have ranged from 91 to 97 since en
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