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N. C„ under the act of Congress
3t March 3, 1879.
December 10, 1942
“But with the morning, cool reflection
10—K:r.<3 Edward abdicates,
j 11—British ^capture Sidi Bar
12— Washington became
seat ol U. S. gov't. 1800.
13— Pres. Wilson arrived in
V France. 1918.
14—Russia expelled from
League ol Nations, 1939.
15—n s ol Eights elective.
16—Boss Tweed Imprisoned.
The End of the Beginning
By Ki th Taylor
Watch out! Don't slacken! Don’t
let the dazzling rainbow of victories
won blind us to the fact that the
storm is not yet over, that the clouds
are still dark above us. The end is
Winston Churchill warned us of
that when he said this was the end of
the beginning—not the beginning of
t$je end. And we must take heed.
It is the end of the beginning—of
the period of indecision, of the hour
in which we woke from dreams of
peace to reality of war, of the days
and nights in which we had to re
organize not only our lives but our
manner of thought, to reorient our
selves to a world ruled by the exigen
cies of war.
But the end is not yet. We can
not win the war by over-confidence,
we cannot assume the game is over
when the play begins to run our way.
The decision will come at the end of
the game when the last play has been
made and the last battle fought. We
cannot leave the field until the final
second of the game.
We want to win this war that we
may return to what we had. We do
not want anything from any other
nation. We want only for other
peoples that freedom w’hich we claim
for ourselves—the freedom of speech,
expression and religion, the freedom
which we claim for ourselves—the
freedom of speech, expression and re
ligion. the freedom from want and
\Ye cannot win this war by wish
ing. We have to win it by work.
The quickest way to win the war is
the best vvay to win it, and this
means discarding everything that
won't help in the all out effort. To
win the war we must have neither
idle hours nor idle dollars. But mo
ney is not enough. Production is not
enough. Men are not enough. We
must add to these that extra effort,
that all essential will to win. We
must accept restrictions—willingly.
We must do all we can—gladly.
We mmt not allow ourselves to be
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—Courtesy Sheboyan Press.
caught by Axis inspired propaganda.
We must not be spreaders of rumor.
We must not be disseminators of
hatred toward any of our own peo
ple. regardless of class, race, creed or
color. We must not be selfish hoard
ers. Conversely, we must work, we
must sacrifice, we must fight for the
common good. And we must have
faith in the ultimate victory, while
putting forth all our strength to win.
The beginning is ended. Now the
road lies ahead. It will be rough in
many places—it will go through val
leys of depression, skirt dangerous
precipices, descend perhaps into
quagmires of temporary defeat—but
at the end it will lead, we are con
fident, to victory and to ultimate
peace for all the peoples of all the
Be An American—First
News and Observer
Whether or not Dr. G. Erick Bell
of Wilson, president of the Seaboard
Medical Society, was correct in his
suggestion that the physicians of this
country have been "over-militarized'’
or are in danger of being "over-mili
tarized” is a matter upon which a
layman is not qualified to pass.
But, every layman knows that the
physicians in this country will be
strained to the utmost to care ade
quately for the needs of both the
armed forces and the civilian popu
lation—if, indeed, it will be possible
to do so.
It behoves every American to co
operate fully with the physicians in
the gigantic task which has been
thrust upon them. In that connec
tion, the following suggestions of Dr.
Bell are timely and helpful:
"Xo longer should a doctor spend
a considerable portion of his time
running from house to house, and
frequently going back over the same
route to answer calls that could have
been put in earlier. No longer should
a patient call a doctor to the home
when they are able to go to his office.
Xo longer should a doctor be called
out at night unless there is an abso
lute emergency, and no longer should
a doctor be called upon for civic du
ties and responsibilities unless con
nected with some agency related to
The rationing board of Union
County adopted a resolution recent
ly suggesting that the people of that
county should subscribe for one of
their home newspapers. This is good
advice and probably was in recogni
tion of help given the rationing board
by the newspapers. Members of the
rationing board are often blamed for
no fault of their.
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EDENTON, NORTH CAROLINA
I AMERICA S BIGGEST NICKELS WORTH
|[x and Views
By Rev. W. B. Daniels, Jr.
"Think of the Polish people, up
rooted from their homes, packed
standing in cattle cars, riding in all
medical care or de
cencies or even food.
of them will sing to
the others, or talk
about Poland. In
the cars where
someone talks or
Kjk cars where no one
■does, they die.
| ' sings, the
1 1 survive. In
“Engineers are essential to build
and run the railroad, doctors to care
for the sick, lawyers to form the
company, farmers to grow the food.
But when all this is arranged, some
one has to say something. That is
the function of the minister in so
ciety. People are like sheep not hav
ing a shepherd, which means that
their courage gives out before their
physical strength: a broken heart
“More men—men who can speak
out of the heart—ought to go into
the ministery. Let us keep this in
our prayers, and remember especial
ly in our devotions the colleges and
seminaries which train men for the
“No one knows whether he is the
one to stand up in the box car, or
can do any good. But those who see
the need are already called.” (The
Mrs. Z. V. Norman was elected
president of the Woman’s Auxiliary
of Grace Episcopal Church at a meet
ing held last Monday evening. . . .
Other officers chosen at this time
were Mrs. Zeno Lyon, secretary, and
Mrs. C. E. Ayers, treasurer. . . . Cub
bing movement in Plymouth getting
Nine Billion Dollars
Needed To Carry On
War Until February
This Is An Unconceivable
Sum of Money; But So
Is The War
Upon short notice under the spur
of absolute necessity and in the in
terest not only of the war program,
but also of our national economy,
the Victory Fund Committee com
prised of a group of our bankers, se
curity dealers, industrial and profes
sional leaders, are now engaged upon
a job of heroic proportions. Theirs
is the pressing task of selling within
a few short weeks our share of nine
billions of dollars in government ob
Nine billions—or one billion—is be
yond mental grasp of most of us.
Suffice it to say, however, that for
present purposes that stupendous
figure represents the amount of mo
ney necessary to keep our govern
ment in business and in the war un
Either we are behind our fighting
men, or we are not. The outcome of
a Victory Loan Campaign will be a
clear index of how seriously we are
behind these boys. The danger of
inaction or delay in buying your
share of these bonds can be com
pared only with the danger of such
delay in Tunisia.
The banks, insurance companies,
and larger corporations in the first
few days have responded magnifi
ciently throughout the state. But
they obviously cannot bear the bur
den of financing our war. In pro
portion as individuals with $500 or
more subscribe to these issues, we
avert the growing menace of disas
It base been pointed out that the
Victory Fund Campaign in no way
supersedes the War Savings Cam
paigns which have so successfully
been prosecuted hereabout. The Vic
tory issues as distinguished from war
savings stamps and bonds are simp
ly a different sategory of issues, be
ing designed to meet the needs of
the larges purchases of securities in
varying sums, for varying periods of
Instructions In Handling
Delayed - Action Bombs
Instructions in handling delayed
action and unexploded bombs is be
ing given by the army in schools
sponsored by the OCD. The first of
four schools was held in Williams
ton December 4 and 5. Others are
scheduled as follows: Greensboro,
December 7 and 8; Charlotte, Decem
ber 10 and 11, and Asheville, Decem
ber 14 and 15.
off to good start with three dens now
organized and holding weekly meet
tings. . . . Am told scout troop, under
capable leadership of Mr. Fred Hum
bert, is showing real progress. . . .
Young People’s Service League to
have Turkey-Bean Banquet next
Tuesday night—winning group to
eat turkey, losers to eat beans and
put up with kidding. . . . Mr. T. W.
Earle, Mr. Fred Humbert, Dr. Alban
Papineau, and other local men in
terested in scouting plan to attend
East Carolina Council meeting in
Greenville Friday night.
To Speak For God—
"More things are wrought by
prayer than this world dreams of."
ATTEND YOUR CHURCH SUNDAY.
The Good Shepherd
By PRESTON E. CAYTON
Pastor Saints Delight Christian Church
The above picture is that of Jesus,
the good sheperd. There are many
beautiful pictures in the Holy writ,
but this one means a great deal to
If any one does not go into the
sheepfold by the door, but climbs up
some other way, the same is a theif
and a robber. But the one comes
in by the door is a shepherd of the
sheep. Jesus is the door that leads
to the sheepfold.
The thief comes to the fold that he
may steal, and kill the sheep. Jesus
said, I am come that you might have
life. The good shepherd will give his
life for his sheep. He watches over
them by night. Leads them by the
waters to drink. Jesus was willing to
give his life for the world. He is the
good shepherd. Greater love hath
no man, than he lay down his
life for his friends. Jesus did just
Some years ago, four shepherds
had their sheep in a valley near Je
rusalem, each shepherd stood on a
hill and called his sheep. Each
May Install Pumps
And Tanks on Farm
CHARLOTTE, N. C,—Permission
to install used gasoline dispensing
pumps and storage tanks on farms of
10 or more acres has been granted by
the War Production Board, it was
announced today by James E. Mac
Dougall, Carolina’s WPB manager.
This action was taken on recommen
dation of the office of petroleum co
ordinator for war.
Jn permitting the installation of
pumps and tanks, the WPB stipulat
ed that the equipment to be installed
must be second-hand and must have
been fabricated on or before Janu
ary 14, 1042. Also, the pumps and
storage tanks must be installed ex
clusively for dispensing petroleum
products to machinery and vehicles
used directly in farm operations on
the individual farm.
shepherd called his sheep to his hill.
Jesus said, my sheep hear my voice
and they follow me. The good shep
herd is calling today, but many are
turning the other way. Jesus is the
door to the sheepfoid, but this door
we can find rest, eternal rest for
man. At the end of each day, each
week-end, we need rest. So it is at
the end of this life, man will need
rest for the soul.
SIGN OF A
f- GO TABLETS. SALVE. NOSE DROPS
THE OLD JUDGE SAYS...
“Judge, there’s been quite a bit of talk going
around about prohibiting liquor in various
spots around the country... around the
Army camps for one thing. What do you
make of it?”
“Well, Henry, I size it up about like this.
It looks to me like the folks who are doing
the talking are shooting a little bit higher
than most people seem to realize. Sort of
like the salesman who gets his foot in the
door and before you know it he’s sold you
a bill of goods. Wouldn’t surprise me a bit
if what they’re really aiming for is to take
in the whole country again. We all know it
didn’t work the last time. All we got was
bootleg liquor instead of legal liquor... plus
racketeers, gangsters and the worst crime
wave the country ever saw.
“Seems to me we’ve all got our hands full
to win this war without starting up an argu
ment we just got through settling a few
Copyright, 1942, Conference of Alcoholic Beverage Industries, Inc., N Y. C.
This Year SAY IT
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