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VOLUME XXIII —NUMBER 21
Local Tobacco Mail Oilers
Good Advice to Farmers
hi Ed: or:
ioi Hie to j;o. my i ame in the
. i ut 1 bc
• i- vcilm,. e ~it*.tiial u ji
t vU 1 of .jiulUU afld adjoin
1 j couiiUto uic lo piuce thenistivea
ii ~nd beioie doing- Uic*' things tliu#
t. i't down unu seriously coi
•>-e si »e tiling . wiiiih .nay be 'of
• ~ in jort.ince to tiuiu jelore an
oi .. " t ja niuuo uid s nil in this
.avii 0 been in tobacco all my lile,
>i h.SI take Up g. Cat staple.
a . a a. tiiC inioiniation * cun gain
ei iiioit is lo Lit a c Jiiaiueiubli*
ii.k euac j:i ine acica 6 e ol looacco Hi
..h i ji.Ji.aa, buuui Cnuiina and
\ niiu thij year unci these are the
v'li tin e i a tea I ant grow our type
A ,jlju> u. 1 doi. t tliiok, according
ij . e I. .v o) ktjana uimfciiti, tiiat
/ .inn u c ill line acreage ol tobacco
. i..—id I J ..utile tiiu it.lnttii> this
1 bciieVc* Luc luOUeCO iiltlC'.it.
..e >i»u coalu lata, care of a crop
ol tobai-o aouui the acie-j
'b as a: a i..at ii. liie three
bU. J,a ll.elli .Olieu, U.m at a ,jOod prilX',
Dli 1 Ul.i dl.-llu tut It >'i;u go IliUCil
o> . at: . . c-ti a a..icage .11
ju A" 111 lo so at u iOaa —it makes no
U.i cut il you put it 111 u pool 01
lat 1 oigai.iz..ti ii Oi stay out
• *.ll .t jii tlie open floor, i urn
iny. advo u..ng as to .lie cooperative
.." men. 0,1 oper .10* r Saies, thai 1.
a , I.titer tor you u decide, but the
in., easio.i has gone that it tin...
poc,. Uity pel cent o. it Ine other fif'l>
t p i ent ol obatto wilt sea high on
tile open Hours. N uoii t you be
lieve this. i'or U you laise a b
olt. protlucLie a 111 aii).iiing you an
go.i.g to it sell low—it makes lit
uii.cieiice hem' it is marketed. Vvh
1 . ~ve auui about tobacco will ho
gooM in t.a; cotton acreage' la our *e
to 4 >e. »uto ( 1 don't know muti.
v ih 11, ot i bent Ye thj at reag
e. eit: aliould ue lat 1 oil lust yea
at 1.1 cWciity-hic jer ci.it if ne
e i'l; ik-t ovt., timthei l- urmer
g. r. 1 i.ean. iool ou lor h.
.■aim aom a;, nrst u.M plenty of stt.
to i ~ t'l your toums With, 'liiiu . i .
c . ion.i »eil 111 your iiiomey crops.
W. T. MKAUOW6.
NO ! ILK
. Ith :aioiina Siatili. ' ounty.
' uder .d by vuiu" v! ai. order ii>
Ihe oar oi' conm.oner: of Mar
tin ' unt. entered 1 I tlieil' l- gular se:
"Sii'- u: i' >H.' a y the tiuy of April,
not e- 11 hi. • y vei that un
1 \ ,e iieitl tt t.ie suul vot
.l ~lact. "n Popiai i'u..it township,
- il.. . .11 county, on the til. day of May
for the purpose ol taking the
sense of the ijualifaed voters of said
township on the question of whether
the board of commissioners of Mar
tin ount> shall lev> a special tax foi
~7* ~lu npii/ving ami maititaining the
pur« .«1m of .-a.d toA - n.ihip, said
tax levy not to exceed thirty cents on
tne cue hum'ied dollars worth of prop
: according to tne tax list of said
At sai l election those jualifiedvot
eis v. hoaie in favor of the propOSitiOif
« shad vote a tiallot on which shall bt
priiiU'd or written the words "For
bptciil Roatl Fax," arid those opposed
ti) the piojH sition ahall vote a ballot
on which snail be printed or written
the words "against special roq#l tax
Saul elections wil Ibe conducted at the
time anil plate aforesaid by M. 1
'Aijlor r«yisttar; and C. b. liuvall and
Joe Harris judges of Election, and
under the rules and regulations at
are provided for the election of mem
bers of the general as.embly under
the general election law of the state.
By order of the Board of Commis
sioners on Monday the 3rd day of
S. S. BROWN,
Clerk to the Board.
D RATES TO DItAINAGE
The Secretary of the North Caro
lina Drainage Convention which is to
be held at Goldsboro, N. C. f April
28-29 has juslpreqeived from the
outheastem Passenger Association no
tice of special excursion rates that
will be allowed on the certificate plan
for this convention if a sufficient num
. • ber attend.
Senator W. E. Borah and Congress
man Wm. M. Bankhead have been in
vited to attend the convention and to
. 1 discuss a national policy in regard to
reclamation work and settlement of
our unused lands. This is a subjuct
of very great interest to the whole
contry and_ particularly so to North
Carolina where there is so much re
clamation work to be done and the
need is so gftat for the settlement
of our unused lands.
! NEWS FROM IN AND
y AKOtIND OAK CITY
y We are glad to report that some of
the "flu" patients are better and that
school starlet. Mommy after a week's
All Joseph Early hail a slight stroke
of paralysis bat his condition is much
Mrs. J. J. l'iland is still on the
sit k hst.
l)r. E. E. I'ittmau spent sovieral
days of the past week in Richmond
where his brother was in the hospital.
Dr. Pittnmn was accompanied by Mi
R E Early.
Mis JiltVrson 11 u use spent Sunday
night in llas.seil. ■ .. ,
Mrs. S. G. Housts of Hohgood spent
Sunday with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W House.
Miss Adeliu llyman is spending
I some time with relatives in town
Mr. Julm.- Smith of Earmville ac
coMpanieii by his parents and sister
spent . atuinay nad Sunday here with
Mr. E. K. Harrell spent a few hours
in Robersonville Tuesday. '
Rev. Wildinan"s Bible Class met at
the Tearherage Monday afternoon.
The I,ailies Aid Society was enter
tained by the teachers. After the bus
iness session was over a salad course
was served to the members.
Those who enjoyed the hospitality
of Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Harrell Sun
1 ay were Misses -Harah Pollard, Louise
Ruth Hudson; Estelle Wayne;
Essie Daggette; Nannie Harwell,-Jef
ferson House; Mary Ruth Smith ami
Mrs. Humphries, Mr. Hillary ltowen
•in.l Rev. Von Miller.
THE Ell A Ol' IHr QUESTION
The nos; signilicant tl ing in Amer
ica too ay is ti pru'oind unrj>r a
uiong tlio peopl"
The gi'dat paaic of 1020-22 seems
10 have lilted in considerable degree.
Tillies are evidently going to get bet
ter from now on. Nevertheless, hun
dreds of thousands of people have
been financially ruined by the recent
"panic"—or whatever one may choose
to call lU-und niilions of others have
sutfered so seriously that it wil Itake
I them >ears to recover.
I Theae people not forgetting
what las happened to them. Tluey
are ask'ng why it happened at all, and
ihey. will not rest till they have found
an aii.>ve.' that they beliewj is sound.
It is tiia era of Ihe question mark.
America is in an inelleclua! and pol
itical lerment. A gent-ration ago
Tom Watson gave fame to the befud
dled Congressman's inquiry, "Mr.
Speaker, where am I at?" That is
what the people are asking today—
asking about an almost interminable
11 t of subjects; and here are some
oi the inquiries that are now per
pH xmg America.—l'rogiessive Ear
NOTICE, MEMBERS OPTRtSTATE
All members of the Martin county
organization of the Tri-State Tobacco
Association t>e requested to meet at
the court house Saurday, Apr'i £h
at 2P. M It is proposed to make a
further campaign for the purpose of
trying to get a full 100 per cent to
sign up in the Association.
EOR SALE: NICE HAMPSHIRE
pigs, entitled to registration. Both
male and female from two to four,
months old. W. W. Griffin, R E D 4.
ASKS EOR KENOMINATION TO
THE STATE SENATE
To the voter sof the Second Senatorial
I hereby apnonce my candidacy for
renomination to the office of State
Stnator from this" district subject to
the Democratic primary.
It has always been the custom of
this district that each Seantor be e
leced to two errns, and I no wask hat
I be allowed this same honor and I
confidtntly believe that it will be
shown to me.
I shall do my beat to serve all the
people aa I have always done. My
record statnds for itaelf. I am not
ashamed of it
Thanking you foY your past favors
and the honor sohwn me and hoping
to have the opportunity of serving
you once more, I am.
Your obedient servant,
H. L. SWAIN,
Columbia, N. C.
i Advertisement Advertisement
1 GOOD MILK COWS AND POLAND
china pure bred pigs for aale|. Any
age. J S Rhodes, tf
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina! Friday, April 7th, 1922
REVIEW AND PROS
PECTS FOR COTTON
Cotton is abot where it was at
begming of March. The Journal
Commerce calculates that about nine
million bales have been taken from
American stocks since August Ist, in
cluding exports. The carry-over was
about eight and a half million and
the crop a little schort of eightmil
hon; say a total of sixteen and a half
million bales; this leaves about seven
and a half million on hand, froi 1 which
consumption to July 31 will take from
four to four and a half millions, leav
ing fftm hrete to three and a half
million bales for the carry over. It
is plain that if the crop this season
is no larger than last, the amount a
vailable will be two million" bales 01
more short of the requirements, oven
though these are no greater taan for
the current year. As the world has
been living on reduced consumption
for several years it very much needs
to use more cotton, and the situation
is disquieting. If the season should
lie bad for the growing crop we may
have very high prices for cotton. Such
an outcome is very undesirable, for it
will mean high prices to consumers
with little compensating benefit to
The old saying that Protective Tar
iff is the mother of trusts was nevei
true rthan today. The Republican tti
ill' makers are shouting to prtect lu
bor but thai is not their purpose. It
used to be that 9U per cent of most
products was labor, now about 20 pet
cent of most products is' labor, one
man handling fifteen or twenty auto
matic mac nines is now making more
than five hundred men used to make
by ham and yet the protection i.i foul
timei higher than Alexander Hamil
ton gave us in 17M9 in our infancy.
One woman can now make about 1,-
800 pairs of socks per day and it' took
her grandmother a week to make ten
pairs. All this proves that it is ma
chinery they want protected and not
labor. The Pordney Tariff is a relic
of the past century and the exact op
posite of wliat the country needs. It
closes the door o foreign trade. By
its American valuation clauses it dou
bles the present duty and let every
.price fixing group in America det-n
--mine the basis of duties on imports
of competing products.
Railroad traffiic, as indicated by the
ivports of car-loadings sinct the first
of the year, have been running ahead
of last year although January gross
earnings were about 16 per cent be
low those of tht same month 0.l 1921.
On the other hand the net earnings
of 199 roads were $57,412,606 in Jan
uary against $28,331,966 in January
1921 which reflects the reduction in
ojierating expenses. Increased load
ings are not refltcted in increased rev
enues until several weeks laterfl be
cause freight chargss are collected up-i
on tht delivery of goods. The pro
gressive jjaiii i nloadings is shown by
the' increase of 8 per cent in Febru
ary and approximately double that
in March in each cites over the cor
responding months of lost year.-i
NOTICE OP SALE
uiiuei and by virtue of the author
ity conferred in me by a certain deed
of trust executed by W A Modlin on
the lbth day of December, 1917, and
of record in the public registry of
Martin county in book O-l at page
186, to secure the payment of cer
tain bonds of even date therewith;
and the stipulations >n said deed of
trust not having been complied w.th
and at the request of the parties in
terested, the undersigned trustee will
on Monday, the 3rd day of April 1922
at 12 o'clock M., at the court house
dor of Martin county, Williamston N
C., offer at public sale to the highest
bidder for cash the fololwing describ
ed real esiato:
Known as the Rhodes Reddick land,
adjoining W L Williams, William
Boyd and others, containing 43 acres
mere or less : nd being the same land
this day deeded to W A Modlin by
the Dennis Simmons Lumber Co.
This the Ist day of March, 1922.
WHEELER MARTIN, Trustee.
North Carolina, Martin County
To W J Griffin and others:
You will take notice that we pur
chased fifty five acres of Briley land,
listed to W Griffin, Hamilton town
ship, at a sheriffs sale for taxes at
the court house door in Martin coun
ty on Monday June 6th, 1921. You
will further take notice that unless
redemption is made I will demand a
deed for said land at the expiration
of one year from June 6th, 1921.
This Brd day of March, 1922.
F. L. HA IS LIP, and
D. Q. MATTHEWS.
, 1 *
Local News and
I Personal Mention
Clyde Cahoon, one of Plymouth's
i leading merchants, died Monday from
6 j I'neumonia. He leaver a wife'and
» three children and had a tarjie num
ber of relatives in Martin County.
a •• • •
i Mr. J. W. Anderson who has been
- in the oJhnson-Willis Hospital in liich
f motid for several weeks has returned.
While there Mr. Anderson hud his
tonsils removed. Friends will be glud
to know that he is much improved by
••V • •
The Swarthmore Chautauqua comes
again on the 27th of May and stays
until June Ist. If the people avuil
themselves of tlie opportunity offered
and enter into the real Chautauqua
from this ftveshixileutaoinevmfwypet
spirit they will derive much good
from this five days of fun and whole
some information; good music, lec
tures, etc. Keep the dates in mind.
• • • •
Those attending the Harrison Mu
rill wedding ut Kichlamls wore Mr.
and Mrs. C A Harrison; Mri,. Anna
Harrison; Miss Carrie Dell White; Mr.
and Mrs. John A. Manning; Messrs.
L. H. Harrison; S. C Peel; J I) Wool
aixl und Asa J.. Manning.
• • • •
Dr. Charles T. Roebuck has locat
ed at Hear Grass for the general prac
tice of medicine. Dr. Roebuck has
had three years' hospital experience.
The Hear Grass township is a tine
fanning section and a physician
should have a very good practice
• • • *
The three weeks of fine weather has
, been used by the farmers to grat ad
, vantage. They have done much work
in that short time and a luige pef
centage of corn is already planted.
The general indication is that the
acreage in peanuts will be cut, cotton
will )>e increased and also tobacco, it
is quite possible that the tobacco a
creage will be increased tv tho extent
that prices will be exceedingly low.
• • • «
Misses Enunu Hello Harris and
Mary Cylde 1-eggett and Bryant Car
.starphen and Frederick Hoy t .left Wed
nesdajf morning for Chapel Hill to
enter the Stale debating contest
They were accompanied by Mrs. A. V.
Joyuer and Mr. Martin J. Davis of
the school faculty and rMs F. W lloyt.
• • » •
The high water has kept the seines
and ti.shing machines out much later
ihun usual; the netters however, are
| catching some few each day. If the
: old *a>ing that Faster Sunday is the
uest herring fishing day, then the sea
mi will be short as Foster is almost
• • • •
Miss Minnie Orleans will arrive Sun
duy from New York to visit her par
ents, Mr. anil Mrs. Nathan Orleans
* • • *
Miss Anna Crawford and Mr. ami
Mrs. Asa T. Crawford returned Thurs
day from New Jeisey where they at
tended the funeral of their aunt Mrs.
Van Cleve. .
• ' • »\ •
Feel of Fveretts were in town yester
«- • * •
Mrs. Anderson of Leggetts is vis
itinHg her daughter, Mrs. C A Har
' rison at her home on llaughton street.
1 •» • •
| Mr. William Battle of Fdenton Is a
business visitor in town this week.
®•• • »
Mrs. Sallie A. Biggs went to Wash
| ington yesterday to visit her daughter
Mrs. Robert Bogart.
1 »• • e
The Enterprise force has secured
' the services of Mr. J. W. Watts, Sr.
- as reporter and we are sure that he
! will be able to furnish you with some
' good live copy in every issue
t•• • *
Mr. J. R. Bunn of Henderson sub
scription agent for The News and Ob
> server is in town today.
B Mr. J. B. Lawley of Raleigh ar
i rived today to speak at the Tri-State
1 Tobacco Association meeting tomor
FAITH IIEALEK AT WILLIAMS
CHAPEL ON NEXT SUNDAY
The public is cordially invited to 1
hear Dr. Wm. F. Edwards, P. E.,
preach at the Williams Chapel A.M.E.
• Zion Church Sunday afternoon at 8
I, P. M. Dr. Edwards is also a great
- healer; at this service he will heal 26
t people in 26 minutes without touch
- ing them. Bring your sick and crip
u pie; old and young nad get a fnee
s treatment. There will be ■ pedal ar
■ rangements made for our white
n friends, ladies and gentlemen all are
Remember the date and place—col
ored Methodist church, Sunday April
9th at 8 P. M.
• ~ - • • •'.» ' 1
BARACA - PHILATHEA
■ STATE CONVENTION
1 Remember Jne 16-18 "Land of the
1 Sky" Baraca Philathea 12th Annual
i Convention, Hendersonville. Bible
Slogan, Numbers 13 Ch. SOv. Make
plans now to have your class r««pre
sented with several delegates. Hen
1 dersonvill© is making great prepara
-1 tioiis for our entertainment. Roum|
trip railroad rate of one and a hall
■ tares on all roads. Highways in fine
I condition ofr motor parties, with park
ing space with watchman and cum;
sites pffjVided free by the good peo
pie of Hendersonville. Room and
i board to till registered delegate* in
private homes and boarding houses
$1.60 and $2.00; Carolina Terrace,
I big tourist hotel is headquarters,
. with room, bath and board at $4; first
come first served. Special features
are a mountain drive an dtrip to the.
famous Laurel Park; big pageant and
.reception Thursday evening; Erlangei
Baraca Bond and Mammoth Parade
Speakers of national reputation are
being secured. Sunday Bchool work
1 ers of wide experience will be present
. to answr your questions and to bring
you new plans and methods. Among
the speakers are Dr. Honry Clay MOl
rison of Kentucky; Dr. R. J. Bateman
of Asheville; and others of cote.
The Baiaca Philatheas Pageant on
Thursday evening will graphically
i show the origin and growth of thi
movement and will be the first B I
pageant ever giveu at a convention
The mammoth Parade Sunday uftei
noon with Baraca Saleeby as chiet
marshal and lead by the Erlangei
Baraca Hand will be a great inspira
tion. Classes will carry class ban
ners, arranged in county groups, each
county With banner. Pennants will
be awarded to largest delegations.
Registration fee, $1 for oach dele
gate; the classes not limited as to
number of delegates snt. Registra
tion fee gives reduced rats on rail
roads, bourd and room, teat in autos
for drive and other convention privi
leges. Write for registration blanks
and information at once to B P State
Office, Asheville, N. C.
( June is the ideal season for visit
ing the mountains. Hendersonville is
expecting 1,000 delegates. Plan to
enjoy this feast of good things. Reg-
I istration blanks and certificates for
warded on request to delegates.—By
Mrs. N. Buckner, (sen. Sec.
SERVICES AT BAPTIST CHURCH
A. V. Joyner, Pastor
Sunday school, 9:46 A. M.—J. C.
Anderson, Supt. If you are not a
member of any other Sunday School
we give you u sjiecial invitation to
unite with one of our classes. You
will enjoy it.
Sermon by the pastor 11:00 A. M.
At 8;00 o'clock in the afternoon, the
pastor will preach at Biggs' School
B. Y. P. U. 7:16 P. M
Sermon bytliepastor 8:00 P. M.—
Subject: "These Vital Questions."
We extend to you a cordial invita
tion to worship with us in all these
NOTICE OP MALE
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in that certain deed
of trust executed to me the under
signed trustee by E G. Hodges and
wife Mollie L. Hodges on the Ist day
of January, 1920, and of record in
Martin county public registry in book
A-2 page 410, said deed of trust se
curing certain bonds of even date and
tenor therewith and the stipulations
therein not having been complied with
and at the request of the hodler and
I owner of said obnds 1 wil expose to
public auction on Priday, April 7th,
, 1922 at 12:00 ocloc M, in front of the
, court house door in Williamston North
Carolina, to the highest bidder for
cash the following described land:
Those certain tarcts or paraels of
land in Poplar Point towmship Martin
count, North Caroina, Aid being tracts
number 8, 4 6 and 6 in the sub-dlvis
- ion of the land that was formerly
; .owned by J M Moseley said plat ■ 1
- Rnap being of record in the public reg
t istry of Martin county and being the
same pnemises this day conveyed to
me by the said Leslie Powden and
r Wheeler Martin.
> This 7th day of March, 1922.
B. A. CRITCHER. Trustee.
t North Carolina, Martin County.
5 To Leroy Coffield and others:
You are heneby notified that I pur
- chased one town lot n Robersonville,
» listed by Leroy Coffield at a sherffs
- sale for taxes at the court houae*dooi
b in Martin county on oMn«lay, June
1 6th, 192 L I shall demantl a deed for
same one year from tha tdate nuless
- sooner redeemed.
1 This March 6th, 1922.
t J. B. H. KNIGHT. .
Exchange Has Started Clean
, ing Peanuts For Its Members
h Messrs. crbert Lilley mill A. J. Wnt
f son mot Ho red in th ecountry to Mr.
W W Griffin's yesterday.
Kev. anil Mrs. Sawyer were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. C A Askew
Saturday night and Sunday.
Messrs. Tommy Whitley, W K. Par
ker and W G Hardison wur* busineoa
\isitois here this week.
Messrs. Peril* Getsinger, J L Col
tiaili. anfl Oeurjfe Kohereon were bare
Mr. Dick Harisoa of Plymouth was
here Wednesday attending to legal
Mr. and Mrs. O G Carson and Mia*
Effle Brown and Rhoda I "eel motored
in the country Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Herbert Jonktns of Washington
was a business visitor here Wednes
Mr. and Mrs. Plenny Peel and chil
dren weretheguests of Mr. and Mrs
J M Lilley Sunday.
Messrs. Grover Hardison, Kader D.
(.'raw ford and Jack Biggs of William
ston visited the Fishery Monday.
Misses Carrie Sexton and Sudie Mar
tin were in town Saturday afternoon.
Miss Myrtle Griffln spent the week
end at her home in the ccnntry.
Mr. and rMs. Herbert Lit by; Mrs.
C C Walton; Mr. C C Fleming and
children attended the funeral of Mrs.
J K Manning Sunday afternoon.
Messrs. Brown; R G Sex
ton and Robert Mi»lle were business
visitors in town Tuesday.
Mr. oJo Mcl«an of Ayden spent A
few days here this week.
Mr. W H Miielle of Robersonvilln
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C W
Miielle Monday night and Tuesday.
Mrs. Jack Stalling* of Wilson and
Miss Josephine Pate of Norfolk are
tho guests of Msr. Herbort Lilley
Miss Annie Glaacow was in town
Mian Myrtle Aibell of Wilson was
the guest of Mrs. W H lJlley Thurs
Mr, W G Ballard was n town Wed
Miss Martha Lilley is the guest of
Mrs. C A Askew this week.
Mr. P li Brown of Wllliamgton Was
a business visitor In town yesterday.
Mr. Jas. W. Griffin and son Marion
were in town Tuesday. y
Rev. J. T. Wildman will preach at
the home of Mr. J. 11. llolliday near
Bear Grass on Friday night.
Preaching in the Methodist church
in Williamston on next Sunday morn
ing; at Peel School house In the after
nK n and at Everetts at night.
Bible Class In Oak City each Mon
day night and at Parmele on Tuesday
SERVICE MEMORIAL WILL PRO
Raleigh, April T—Scholarships
within the erUch of all North Caro
linians as a practical living memprial
to the American Forces who partici
pated n the World War, is the aim
of the American Educational Society
now commencing active work
Offices have already been secured
at Raleigh at 809 Masonic Building.
Hon. Joseph M. Privette a well known
atorney, whose activities while asso
ciated with the Building commission
several years ago created much favor
able comment has been chosen State
Director. State Superintendent of
Public instruction E. C. Brookes heads
the oommlttee of representative Car
The Student Loan Fund will become
available to all needy boys and girls
1 in this State who are unable to eom
-1 plete theix education and will enable
them to enter any college or business
school. All applications for scholar
ships wil lbe passed upon by this rep
resentative State Committee and the'
1 amount loaned each student will be
1 repaid into the fund after they have
1 completed tehlr college education.
Aftr establishing a small founda
tion fund, the American Educational
Society plant through their depart
ment of play production to place at
least one hundred boys and girls in
schools next fill. Lowell Ames Nor
ris, well known playwright and pro
ducer of Boston and New York has
, been secured to head this department
i whiqji will supply worthwhile and
r wholesome plays t odvic organisations
i Parent-Teachers Associations ae well
r as to school and communities.
SEE HARRISON BROa FOR SEED
peanuts, field peas and yellow mam
moth soy b»1«. It
IP TOVJ QUICK
RESULTS UU A WANT
AD IN THE ENTERPRISE
The Peanut Growers Exchange, Inc.
is now having peanuts rbnerverl by the
Suffolk Peanut Company, with whom
Manager Birdaong recently made a
contract for cleaning a large portion
of peanuts held by the Exchngo. This
rrangument ou the part of the Ex
change to have the peanuts oi its
members cleaned of a milling jaaia
is generally Interprted as the inoci
mgmutkant event u» the hUtor/ of
the peanut industry of America, it
mark* the beglung of a new day for
the peanut growers and will prove a
treinenduaa boost to cooperative mar
The announcement that the Ex
change would dean the •no nil la of Its
members has not been favorably re
ceived by the cleaners who for the
most pari have either withdrawn from
the market for fanners stock or have
cut the price on cleaned gooda. Ac
cording to Manager Birdsong there la
not only no occasion for the peanut
market to be depressed st this time,
but all circumstances point to better
prices in the uear fuure. While Uls
true that the total movement of pea
nuts from the Virginia-North Caro
lina section for the first four months
is severe! millions pounds lees khau
it was lat year for the ame period,
the total movement oi peanuts foi
the whole country is 08 i-U more than
it was last year up to this time. A
marked feature of this heavier move
ment of peanuts is that already tkree
tunes as many peanuts have gone ia
to oil this year as last. On account
of the recent advance in the price of
oil Uie crushing* have been much
heavier the pant month and a La/gee
, portion of te Southern crop will go
into oil. Thia will leave far leas pea
nuts for oil than last year.
In view of these favorable condi
tions the Exchange will continue to
hold its peanuts and will at the stuns
i time perfect its plans for selling di
rectly to the trade. The appeal re
cently sent out by the apodal ctxa
, mittee oa cleaners from the Board of
Directors for subscriptions to pre
i ferred stock is being received moat
favorably by the growers, who are
responding in a way that indicates
. their determination to put thie propo
> The Peanut Growers Exchange kas
tecently acquired the Bell Farm, a
i tract of ltt 1-H acres adjoining the
, property of the Machine Co.
i and almost whojlyf within the corj>or-:
f ate limits of Suffolk. This la onn of
the most valuable undeveloped pl-tcea
of properly around Sugolk, ant. (a
most suitably located for factories and
warehouses. The Seaboard Air line
runs alongside of it for oner 600 yi.rd*
the Norfolk Southern Belt Line has
a right of way through It the entire
length, and the Southern Railway is
only a short distance from it. This
most valuable alts was acquired ntore
than two years ago by the directors
of the Old Exchange, who for ned
themselves into a holding corpora don
known as the Peanut Growan Land
Corporation and purchased tt in or
der that It might be available to the
i Exchange for its future development*
Notwithstanding the fact that the nan
forming tills holding corporation had
opportunity to sell this land st a
handsome prolt they,continued to hold
on to it, and their faralghttifcieei la
making it possible for the E*chaage
to acquire this property will pros n
bag asset to the growers la Working
out their plana.
At no time since the organlsattoa at
the Exchange was begun twe yaure
ago has the outlook for its wire—■
NOTICE OP STOCKHOLDERS'
The anndU meeting of thd atocfe
holdera of the Peoples Bank will ha
held at the Bank of Friday, April 14
at two-thirty o'clock P M.
JOSEPH A. MIZELLE, Cashfer
Mr. C B Jonea of Greenville an
nounces that he will preach at the
Court Houee Monday night ft eight
o'clock, unleaa Providentially hindered.
Everybody la Invited. Mr. eJnae is
of the Free Will Baptist Faiths—
F. * M. BANK HOLDS ANNUAL
The annual stockholders' meeting
of The Farmer* and Merchants Bank
was held en Wedneeday, April ML
t The President made his annMl report
1 reviewing at length the On—rlnl dif
■ Acuities in the year IWI. Aim the
I dear aigna of taqn nunaawt that are
now apparent The BaaM net earn*
ings for the yerfr was T per eeaA fw
> n complete etateaimt of the beak's
• condition aa submitted ta stoekheldera
t sea statement published ft Wi ton*