North Carolina Newspapers

(Lmmb for Sunday, Aug. 17, 1947)
This week the international Sun
day School Leaaon reiatee to liquor.
The. topic is "To Drink er Not to
Drink?That's the QnesMom.". And.
the space .available to us is so limit
ed, we cannot undertake any gener
al discussion of the total problem.
We will merely present a few of the
reasons why we should abstain com-,
pletely from (be use of Alcoholic
Beverages. ^ v \'N>"
In the first place, we should ab
stain completely from drinking whis
key, because we should not contri
bute a single nickle to support a
business that is as hurtful as the
liquor traffic. It ia an indisputable
fact that liquor causes more pover
ty, more human misery, more moral
debauchery, more crimes ard deaths
than any other enemy of man. Liquor
causes 82% of all insanity, 68% of,
all crime, 90% of all - murders and
other capital crimes, 90% of all ve
nereal diseases and 52% of-all high
way deaths. Economically, the -busi
ness is injurious and. unworthy of
our rapport. During 1946, six and
one-half billions of pounds of ?rain
were used in the liquor-business, be
ing enough grain to feed 30 million
people for one full year. And this
does not' include the many millions
of pounds of sugar, syrups, molasses,
potatoes, soybeans and other foods
that are greatly needed by the starv
? ,
iny million# of the world tut year
Americans spent nearly 10 billion
dollar# for liquor: And the consump
tion of this liquor caused another
economic waste of approximately 10
billion dollars in the fgrm of hospi
tal and medical wxpanaes, costs of
courts, prisons end other incidents
of crime, lorn in wages by drinkers
and drunks, and ~foas in productive
ability of drinking workers. And, in
addition thereto, it is impossible to
measure in dollars^the injury invol
ved in the destruction of homes, the
loss of health and happiness, the de
bauchery of character and human
souls, and the impairment of indi
vidual and national morals and mo
The so called moderate drinker
should realize that it is he, who
makes the liquor traffic profitable.
It is he who keeps dhe liquor traffic
in business. Although there are in
the United States about 760,000
hopeless drunkards and about two
more million heavy drinkers, pur
chases by only these persons would
not make the liquor busineae profit
able. It Is the purchases by the 60
million so called moderate drinkers
that) keep this, hurtful business in
existence. And w#"should remember
that every bottle of beer that
buy and every social drink that we
take Is helping,to keep in existence
the most hurtful business in the
country. \
Jn the second place, we should ab
stain from-drinking because'it is im
possible to drink moderately, with
safety. Alcohol is a narcotic drtig.
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^ that Camels
:v BERTHA MARTIN, "Diititism
p6oplt w smoking
"than ever before!
We of^er you real help, in financing a Home. Monthly
payments make the amounts easier to handle?directty re
duce the indebtedness every month. A bare minimum goes
for interest. Nothing goes for ungainful "ousts," "fees"
for "renewal" or "replacement." If you would buy or build
a Home, let us help.
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A. C. TAD LOCK, Sec. and Treas.
who drink will become addic
should pick any 10
who havo never drank an
beverage, and have them
drink, three out of ike 10 would
eomo drunkards. But it would be
Impoaaible for anyone to know who
the three would be. And, since we
know that alcohol is habit-forming
jandvwHl destroy about SO per cent
of all who tamper with it, and since
there is no-way of knowing who the
30 per cent will be, it ia .dangerous
and unwise for us to take chances.
r In the next piece; we should ab
stain completely because of our in
fluence on others. Every person,
high or low, rich or poor, has influ
ence on others.' Every person who
drinks will influence others to do
likewise; and, even though a person
might be unwise enough to aseime
that he would be the exception and
be able to drink moderately as. long
{a he wishes, he surely knows that
-some of those influenced by .his ex
ample will not be equally fortunate.
And however selfish a person might
be, we do not believe that he will be
happy when he phall have arrived at
the sunset of life, or might have
crossed the river, and shall behold
one of his little boys, staggering a*
long life's highway, Jobless, penni
less, degraded and debauched, be
cause they saw Daddy drink. If bete
drink, we neenf not expect our sons
and daughters to do differently*
And, even if we be lucky enough to
escape,. unharmed, we cannot have
any assurance that odr children and
our neighbor's children will he equal
ly fortunate. .
And we moat remember that we
cannot escape < the responsibility of
our influence on others. lite Apos
tle Paul wrote' one of his letters to
the Corinthians on this vital sub
ject, the 8th chapter of first Corin
thians. At that time, the wbrship. of
believed it would defile a
eat the meat that had 1
to idoU? But
nothingMn the world, and that there
Is none other Ged but one. . . How
beit, tbgre is not in every'man that
knowledge; for some, with the ?
science Ht the idol even unto
hour, eat it, as a thing offered unto
an idol; and their conscience, befog
weak, is defiled . . . Rut beware lest
by any means this liberty of yeu
become a stumbling Wock to them
that are weak." %
In other words, even if it should
be granted that ywf and f might he
strong enough or fortunate enough
to drink moderately, without being
destroyed, our sen or our neighbor's
son might not be equally fortunate
And the Apostle Paul declares that,
if these less fortunate ones perish
because of our influence, we lur
sinned against the Christ, who died
tor them. Therefore, if drinking
nyght injure my brother, my son or
any other person, I will not drink i
long as the world shall stand.
I .'shall abstain from drinking, not
only for my. own good, but because
of my influence on others,'
Helpful Hints On
Taking Driving Tests
If your last name begins with A or
B, this article applies to you, for the
near* Highway Safety -Act, which
went foto effect July 1, requires that
ytra take a /driver's license re-exami
nation before January 1,, 1948.
All other drivers will be re-exam
ined in Alphabetical order within the
next four yean. The Cs and IPs will
come up between January 1, 1948,
and June 80, 1948 Schedules for
other drivers will be announced later.
Those who fail to take a re-exami
nation before January 1 will be guil
ty -?f driving without a license,
which is ? misdemeanor, the punish
ment for which if a fine, of 'not less
than |26 and not leas than 80 days in
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every minute of H?and I'm
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Louella O, Parsons, Holly*bod
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Pursuant to Chapter 114 of thev Public Laws of 1988 and Section 1715 of
the Public laws of 1989, and /by reason of non-payment of' Taxes due and
owing: Pitt.County for the year 1946 by the undersigned persons, Elms and
Corporations, I will, on Monday, the 1st day of September, 1947, beginning
at 18:(Xko'clock Noon, and continuing until this sale is completed, before the
Courthouse doofr in Grectarttle, N. C., offer for sale agd sell to the highest
bidder for cash the real estate of said dfelincjuants, briefly described jut
follows: . t.: X;. '1 ! >}'
This the 7th day of August, 1947. r- ^ V - "S3
J. D. JOYNER, Tax Collector-for Pitt County.
Burnette, W. R., 1 lot? ?I 20.16
Cappe, Mm Novell*, 1 lot __ 9.00
Crumpler, Leon, 1 lot? ?11X0
Gldfc Mrs. J. C., 23.00
Hobaea, J. D., 108 acre* B1AD
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Speight, Wfiidsor wd Sallie
i lot ? : 4.00
iv, John and Marjr .
lot. 13.76
Summerville, William Henry "
1 lot 8.76
Mot* people have
u mining' this
other. The 1M7 General
fixed speed limits st 65 ?
hour* on' the open highway, 86 in
busineea districts, and 86 to residen
tial districts.
'Some of the questions are direct
yon fill in the answers; others am<|
mutipie choice, and others lie \ true
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1. In dties, wko am more likely
to be killed, pedestrians or drivers?
8. If yon hear an ambulance, po
lice ear or fire truck coming," what
are yon required to dot
8 How far from a corner at which
yon are going to torn should" you
give a signal?
4 What are the correct hand aig-t
nab for stop, right turn and left 1
IB? ~? ?- u
yon have II
tionnaim, containing about 26 ques
tions, your exapiinef" will shove yon
a notebook filled with about. 86
photographs of read signs, intersec
tions, waving railroad signals, and
side roads to the left and right Yon
h?m to identify each sign and tell
what to do in eaeh case. Naturally^
all geqd drivers knew that a diamond ^
sign means a curve or winding/ road,
and wares the driver to reduce his
spped. Square signs means caution,
and usually indicate that a driver to
approaching a school, intereeetkn or
men working. Round rigps indicate
railroad crossings and octagonal
Signs mean "STOP."
Applicants must know their signs
and what they mean, or they low out
in the third stage. ? '.vfl j
Next comet the final stage* when
the license examiner invites Jrou 'to
go for a ride?you do the driving, of
course, in your own automobile for
about five or six blocks. IPs not as
simple as getting into your car. First j
you have to torn your head Ughte on
bright and dim to see if they're!
working. Next it's the tail light,
then the little white light that shines
an the license plate, and then the
"brakes. If any of theeetery esaen-1
rial mechanisms, are out of order, |
you can't take the mad test unto jthe
defects are remedial an* the ear
pastes visual inspection.~y,?y??ja
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,If your automobile doea put ln
ipection, you take the road tee, la
which you may be asked to park be
tween! two cat, go through several
intersections, or>uae a aide road to
turn around correctly. Ton may be
told to atop suddenly?and if you
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