THE Roanoke Beacon Washington County News PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY Cn Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina 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. __ Subscription Rates Payable in Advance) One year-$1.50 Six months_ .75 Advertising Rates Furnished Upon Request Entered as second-class matter at the post oSice in Plymouth, N. C., under ttee act of Congress of March 3, 1879. and November 5. 1942 '..ft- # _ “Much belter to weep at joy , than joy at weeping”—Shakrspeare NOVEMBER 5—' P. Roosevelt elected , / .st third-term U. S. presi UL dent. 1940. 6—11. S. recognized Repub lic of Panama, 1903. s 7—Britifh commons deserts Parliament building for bomb-safe place, 1940. PS—776 buildings destroyed in Boston's worst lire, ■;j. 1872. 10—:' S. Marine Corps estab lished, 1775. 11—Armistice Day. WNU $*r\.e# 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 seas fields. 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 their places. 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 elsewhere. Friend At Court Always Desirable 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 mittee. 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 YOU MAYBE THE NEXT WINNER Buy your War Stamps from the Mer chants listed below in order to be eligible to win some of the $31 In War Bonds and Stamps FBEE Drawing Every Tuesday WINNERS LAST TUESDAY: $25 War Bond Matilda P, Whitfield $5 in War Stamps.. Harvey Wright $1 in War Stamps.L. W. 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Yh-_: i 11 HE USED TO BE EXTRAV AGANT AMD SQUANDER ALL HIS DOUGH-— « them bAYS IS <U /CONE FOREVER/ ». —:—r t-tt V. S. Treasury Dept —Courtesy Chicago Tribune Syndicate 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 nection. 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 seas depots. 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. l^eligious News £\, 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: "Alexander, Cea sar. Charlemagne, 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 CRESWELL 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 Illustrator. Thought for Today— “The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want.” PIES Apple - Peach - Raisin Mince Meat - Cocoanut 13* EACH 2 for 25c HASSELL Bros. BAKERY 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 port. 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 munion. 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 rolling. ^ frcn e ■ ■ • * - ■* . . ‘.I After hours of anxiety, n headache is the last straw, hut it quickly ynkls lo Cap udinc, which also sooJhes nerves liquid. No waiting lor it to dissolve before or after tak . ing. So it’s really quick. C) ;>• V only as directed. 10c. 30c, GOc. 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