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yOLUME 23—NUMBER 56
Norfolk's Future Is
Threatened, Is Claim
Norfolk, Va., July 20.—1n conformi
ty with an order from the Interstate
Commerce Commission to formulate
and prevent a revised system of
freight rates in the South, the.rail
roads operating in southeastern terri
tory have proposed a general advance
in the freight rates to and from Vir
ginia points. The increases vary from
fractional advances applicable to cer
tain points, and on lower classes of
freight, to increases which are almost
staggering in their severity.
The sioiy is almost every when- the
game. It ja proposed to advanee the
freight rates between Virginia cities
and Memphis and other Mississippi
river crossings; between Virginia
cities and New Orleans, Mobile, Pen
sacola and ot\r Gulf ports; between
Virginia cities and Churlestoil, Sa
vannah and other South Atlantic Ports
between Virginia cities and Atlanta,
Augusta, Montgomery, Birmingham,
Nashville, Chattanooga and interior
cities: between Virginia cities and
South Carolina and Georgia points
generally. There are two or three ex
ceptions in which there would be re
ductions; they are so few as to prove
o fa:-reaching are the proposed
changes that the use of any single
illustration conveys to the reader's
mind only a small part of the whole.
Suppose that all house deliveries of
retail sales in Norfolk are made by
transfer companies, no stores making
their own deliveries. Suppose the
transfer companies increase • their
charges for deliveries to all homes
north of Twelfth street The in
crease in the charge more than .wipes
out the profit on the goods. The re
sult of this is that retail merchants
must either establish branch houses
north of Twelfth street, or move their
main stores there pr quit doing bus
iness north of Twelfth street.
Or suppose same economic condi
tion which would require every
Granby street merchant to raise his
prices Co a point of prohibitive to the
producer. The private citizen does
not deaire to sever his long-time
habit of dealing on Granby— street,
but he is obliged to do so because
of the new situation. Granby street
would soon be deserted as a retail
/ These illustrations are Intended to
show, in an imperfect way, what will
happen to the commerce of Virginia
if th eproposals of the carriers arc
adopted by the Interstate Commerce
Commission. Husiness relationships
that have existed for half a century
will be severed. That intangible, and
yet actual, value known as good will
must bo written off to profit and loss
* It is not the jobber alone who will '
suffer from such a readjustment of
the transportation situation. The re
tailer is affected; the banks would
seriously feel the loss; every indi
vidual in the Virginia communities
has an interest in the outcome.
Not alone is an increase in rates
in issue, for the country has been"
subjected to large general incre.ifes
andbusiness has survived the shork.
In the cost of transportation it is
very often the relationship that
counts. For instance, the present rate
between Norfolk and Atlanta is low
er than the rate between Cincinati
and Atlanta. It is proposed to in
crease the rate between Norfolk and
Atlanta and decrease the rate be
tween Cincinnati and Atlanta, so that
the latter will be lower than the Nor
folk rate. Therefore, on the same com
*iuo3ity, an Atlanta consignee, who
has the choice, would be likely to buy
in Cincinnati or Louisville, whereas
now, other things being equal, and
when the difference in freight is the
controlling factor, he buys in Norfolk.
Again, it is proposed to make the
, rates throughout the southeast on a
dty-land basis, almost eliminating
lower rates which result from water
competition. If this is done, it means
- heavy increases in rates to and from
the ports, and necessarily there must
be corresponding increases to and
from interior points which have been
affected by competitive conditions
along the coast and on the rivers.
Virginia's situation is such that, in
the nature of things, her cities,, both
and inland, must, in the event
the carriers' proposals are adopted,
suffer from this part of the projected
readjustment. Norfoljf would be es
pecially hard hit.
It will be the purpose of these ar
ticles to show in what ways the com
merce of Virginia is threatened and
the attempt will be made to state it
in non-technical language which may
be understood by these net familiar
with the terra* commonly used in dis
cussing traffic problems.
BOLL WEEVIL NOW
IN PIH COUNTY
Greenville, N. C., July 20.—At last
the boll' weevil has entered into the
borders of Pitt county. This was
first learned when the result of his
work was seen on the farm of Frank
Johnston near Grifton, where punc
tured squares are falling from the
cotton plants. While none of the
gt-own insects have been seen, still
sume of the small one have been
found on the inside of aome of the
punctured squares, which is proof
enough that he is here. Mr. Pace,
the county agent, was in the Grifton
section and said that the boll weevil
was on Mr. Johnston's farm, it is
also understood that the insects are
al work on other farms in the same
HOME BUREAU DAY
AT FARM CONVENTION
Wednesday August 2 Is to be Home
Bureau day at the Farm Womens
Convention, Raleigh. Delegates from
hom ebureau organizations throughout
the state will be present to report
on the activities of the thousands of
farm women who are enrolled in the
count/ organizations vnder the di
rection of Mrs. Jane S. McKimmon
and her staff of county home atfents.
On Tuesday, the first day of the
convention, the farm women will have
joint sessions with the men and will
also put on a program of their own
including an addres by Mrs. Charles
Schutler, of Fannington, Mo., who
will tell "North Carolina farm women
what organization lias done for the
women oI the central states. Mrs.
Schulter, herself a farm wajnan, is
recognized as a national ltmder and
is always in demand at conventions.
The women's program includes de
monstrations in choosing and making
clothes, in which live models will be
on exhibit, and in addition to infor
maton on canning, gardens, poultry
and the family- cow, will ii?clude
many features about making the home
a more comfortable place in which
Each night the women and the inon
will gather for discussions on pro
blems of country life, the home,
church and school which follow com
munity singing. The program also in
cludes a play, "the Lion and the Lady"
which will be put on by the Raleigh
Community players Rooms for women
are provided in the college dormi
tories without charge, with /meals
served in the dinning hall for cents
each. It is necessary to bring towels
an sheets, but other things are pro
vided. The railroads are "offeriijg re
duced rates for the three days and a
hearty welcome is assured all farm
women who come to Raleigh.
A PLE AS ANT CALLER
\ 1 .
Mr. William Mizelle of Hear Grass
made The Enterprise office a very
pleasant call Thursday. "Uncle Hilly"
celebrated his seventy-eighth birth
day on Monday and seems to be in
flnq spirits and very active. He is
distinctively of the old type of citi
zen, who doesn't believe in trying
morrf than you can do nor neglecting
the little things in life. He is not very
much pleased with the No Fence Law
as he has lways been used to the
lowing cattle, thinking of their helJs,
'and the bleating of the sheep that
have grazed and roamed the big
woods in his'section. He feels that
not only has the farmer lost just a
bit of his privilege, but the cows and
sheep have lost a lot of sweet tender
grass, *#nd the pigs much rooting
ground and many acrons. His objec
tion is not indicated by rashness, but
in the humble spirit of a good law
abiding citizen who always yields to
the law of the land.
Richmond, Va., July 20.—A num
ber of Richmond merchants state
that trade conditions here are being
greatly affected by the strife of
railroad shopmen. Members of'strik
ers' families are reported as doing
little buying since the walkout be
gan. Meanwhile the strikers are aa
orderly as possible and are -assent
ling daily at headquarters to hear
reports and discuss the situation.
Many of the strikers live in Sooth
Richmond and merchants there say
buslnea shas keen dull ever since the
railroad shopmen quit work.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina} Fri
i ■ JjR
as an owner's brand of her hip
heals. Because, _it has bee« discov-
I crrd that a c#w'« note, like human
i ' hngper tips, §r« no two alike. In
Gone art the days when the old tht cast, oairyineii are inking
ranch smell* 0 burning flesh as hosay's nose—finger-printing her as
the boys sl&aio home rtie brand of shown m the picture—and filing the
"CircW X." No more will bossy identification prints for any future
have to submit to a painful week need*.
22 RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
IN B. Y. P. U. WORK
A training class for the workers of
the B. Y. People's Union was held
last week at the Baptist Church by
Mr. Davis, one of the field workers
for the State B. Y. P. U. Two classes
were held daily for five days, Juniors
meeting in the afternoon and the
Seniors in the evening. The students
were unusuully successful, practically
every one making 100 per cent on the
numerous tests given. Diplomas to
twenty two graduates will be present
ed Sunday morning by the pastor at
the 11 o'clock service. The work of
the Unions for the past six months
has been particularly gratifying, and
it is confidently expected that the
benefit derived from the training class
will increase their efficiency.
This training class for B. Y. I'. U.
workers, will bo followed in August
14-18 by a Sunday School Institute
for the purpose of training Sunday
School Workers. All the llaptist
Churches in Martin bounty are a«kel
to send representative* to thin Insti
A, V. JOYNERy Pastor.
RAILROAD AND COAL
(By The Associated Press)
Eastern Railway executivos went to
Washington to'confer vtJi members
of the Senate Interstate Commerce
With peace negotiations apparent
ly halted, attention was directed to
efforts of railroads to effect settle
Eastern executives meeting in New
York issued a statement maintaining
that the strike is aimed at the govern
ment and not the railroads.
Strike ballots were sent to clerks
and freight handlers on the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. I'aul Jtailroad.
Many trains were added to the list
cause of he shopmen's strike and coal
Soldiers were o/dered to Hnising
ton, Kas., Rocky Mounfc N. C., Aber
deen, N. C. and Concord, N. H„ be
cause of strike trouble.
A coal shortage next winter has
been made certain, according to At
torney General Daugherty, because of
the mine and rail strikes.
Federal government plans to se
cure distribution of the now dwind
ling supply by priority orders to sup
ply essential railroads and the North
President Harding continues to re
ceive replies from governors, practical
ly,all assuring him that they will pro
tect mine operations despite the strike
John L. Lewis, president of the U
nited Mine Workers, reiterates the
determination of the union leaders to
carry on the strike until they have
obtained successful negotiations for a
satisfactory wage scale basis.
Troops were ordered out in several
states, the Illinois operators also be
ing promised protection in ease they
decided to try to re-open their mines.
Y BEARS PLENTIFUL
Bears are plentiful in these parts
now. Tuesday there was one killed by
Zeb Price near his home. On Wednes
day there were two hunts, one bruin
was felled near D. R. Mizelle's and
another near G. A. Baynor's killed by
S. L. Ellis and C. C. Coltrain respec
tively. * A
WANTED: To rent thiee furnished
rooms i'or light house keeping by
small family. Address "H" care The
TO CELEBRATE WHEN
BRIDGE IS COMPLETED
A LETTER FROM THE HON. F. l>.
WINSTON OF BERTIE IN RE
GARD TO CKLKBRATION
It is generally understood that the
completion of "the bridge" will bo
celebrated. Bertie in vitally interested
in that event; equally no with Martin,
and the whole xtate equally interest
ed with both. 1 have asked the liberty
of inviting the Tide-WUter Automo
bile Association of Virginia and' the
.Chambers of Commerce of Norfolk,
Suffolk and Franklin to lie present.
I set olio thousand automobiles as tho
minimum from Virginia. An ovont of
that size will require minute organi
zation. When and where shall the
counties have a meeting to select
those to have the matter in charge?
This affair is .too big to run itself.
The sooner a definite date is set and
the committees are at work the larger
will be tho occasion. Bertie is ready
to attend a meeting anywhere. Notify
FRANCIS D. WINSTON
Windsor, N. C.
The above letter from Judge Wins
ton is very timely as it will not be
long before the bridge is completed.
The last span of the bridge wit prob
ably lie finished tonight, and then just
as soon as possible they will begin
the asphalting which will not require
a great amount of time ami as Judge
Winston said we must begin prepar
ations at once to make of this cele
bration a big success. Martin will he
ready to do her jart so let us get
together and organize and get our
/ SANDY RIDGE NEWS
Mm. S. H. Hopkins spent Sunday
with her sister, Mrs. C. A. I'ate.
TiTs. it. D. Jones visited Mrs. Slade
Revels Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Frank llopkin.i was tlw guest
of Miss Roland Godard Sunday night.
, Misses Katie M. Cherry >nd Fannie
Roberson spent Saturday night with
Miss Louallie Reddick.
Mr. and Mrs. C. U. Reddick spent
Monday afternoon with Mrs. J. H.
Mr. Julius D. Hardiaon was a very
pleasant caller at the home of Mi's.
J. R. Cherry Saturday night.
Miss Dulah Coltrain spent last week
with Mi,ss I.oui.se Godard.
Miss Lettie Roberson visited Miss
Earl Hall Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Glenn were
the guests of Mr .and Mrs. C. O. God
ard Sunday afteriidon.
Mrs. Ida Godard spent Wednesday
with Mrs. G. A. Williams.
Mrs. Simon E. Hardison has re
turned after a six months trip to
Sanitorium, North Carolina.
Mr. Arthur Hopewell of Tarboro is
visiting his cousin, Vernon Hopewell.
Mrs. Neal Godard spent the week
end in Wllliamston with Mrs. G. W.
Mrs. S. J. Parishcr, Mrs. C. O.
Godard and daughter Delsia Fay have
been visiting Mrs. G. W. Coltrain thld
We wil run our market only Fri
day* as the road building blocks the
NEWTON AND MANNIO
HEMSTITCHING and picotiag at
tachment; fita any sawing machine,
eaail adjusted. Price $2. Personal
check 10c extra. Mursh Bros. Wilming
tori, Ohio, if
iday, July 21, 1922.
BIG STILL CAPTURED
EARLY THIS HORNING
This mottling about nine o'clock
Sheriff H. T. Roberson with Federal
agents, T, W. Snell and E. R. Jack
son of Washington county made a raid
on the llallard farm in Poplar Point
township and found on the edge of
a swamp a sixty gallon still operating.
They saw a negro traveling at a rate
of speed akin to lightning across hill
and dale for safety. He was too far
away to be shot at effectively and was
not known by the officers. Sheriff
Roberßon says that the distillers were
warned by the firing of a shot gun,
and believes, the signal was given by
a white mam,' jrive hundred gallons
of rum mash were found ami one
hundred gallons of apple and sugar
mash, the latter was to make brandy
which has a more popular demand
than the molisses rum. The Federal
agents are making a heavy offensive
aginst tho law violators In this coun
ty and it is hoped that some of our
veteran blockaders will be briught to
justice during their campaign.
Locals and Personals
• • • •
Miss Louise Stanton of Wilson 4s
the guest 01 Miss Nell Wynne at her
home on West Mum Street.
• • • •
Messrs. J. U. Stuton, Clayton
Moore and John L. Rodgerson have
returned from a business trip to-Rich
• • • r
Mr. Clyde Evcrtt of llobrirsonville
was in town last night.
• • • •
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mizelle and
little Billy Norman of Kobersonville
were here this afternoon.
• • • •
Miss Virgin Foxworth left this
morning for her ho'me at Marion,
• • • •
Mr. Noah Daniel of Griffins was in
town to ra few hours today.
■ • • •
Mins(;,s Martha Simmons Micelle
anl Mary White will leave Sunday for
Wrightsville Reach. .They will be join
ed in Rooky Mount by Mr. Roy Ward.
• • • •
Miss Millie Spruill will leave for
her home 111 Roper tomorrow, after
visiting Mrs. Oscar Anderson for
several days. Miss Spruill will teach
again in the local schools in '.he pri
mary department. Her many friends
and pupils are glad she will be here
during the coming year.
Mra. Lawrence Peel and daughter
who have been visiting relatives in
Suffolk are expected home in the next
• • •
Mr. Julius Hardison has been in
town today attending to huainesa.
• • • •
The condition of little Francis Peel,
who has been very 111 with typhoid
fever, ia much improved now.
• • • •
Mr. and Mra. Aaron Humes and
tittle daughter of Norfolk were lie re
for a few days this week. Mr. Ilarnea
Is remembered by some of the deai
danta- ...nf Aha, tniun. halting liuatt hm.
some few years ago. Since leaving
here he has been married six times,
and he is a comparitively young man
NEWS FROM THE BOYS
AT CAMP GLENN
The boya from Williamston at
Camp Glenn have not been ordered
to do guard work at any of the rail
road centers as yet. They do not.ex
pect to have to go on account of their
lack of training. Their company had
the misfortune to lose its Captain and
the work was held up for some time.
The boya have been out on the rifl«
range for several days thia week, but
they have returned to camp now. One
poor homesick lad writes his mother
that he has not had but five houra
sleep a day since he left home and
that he has to walk guard all night
long most every night. He also saya
that he is tired of Artfiy food. Un
leaa the boya are called out before
Monday they will return on Monday
SERVICES AT BAPTIST CHURCH
A. V. Joyner, Pastor.
Sunday school 9:46 a. m.—J. C.
We shall miss you if you are not
Sermon by the pastor 11 a. m.—
Subject: "Elijah and the Failing
At 3:30 in the afternoon the pas
tor will preach at Biggs School House.
B. Y. P. U. 7:30.
Sermon by the Pastor 8:16 p. m.—*
Subject: "This man Christ Jesua."
_ Prayer meeting Wednesday evening
You are cordially invited to attend,
all these services.
Governor Morrison To Open
Farm Convention August Ist
COOPERATIVE DAY AT
Cooperative Marketing ia to be
featured on Thursday August 3, the
third day of-the . Farm Convention
at Raleigh. Among the speaker™ who
wil lell how cooperative marketing
is working in North Carolina are:
U. W. Kilgore, representing the North
Carolina Cotton Growers Cooperative
Association; G. A. Norwood, presi
dent of the Tobacco Growers
Cooperative Association; Robert N.
Page, representing the sandhill peach
growers; and C. D. Matthews, state
horticultruist, who will speak for the
organized fruit and truck growers of
The complete program wliich has
just been issued includes names of
men from other states who have made
reputations in the field of agriculture,
while the leaders of North Carolina
are also on the program for a series
of talks and demonstrations that will
be of practical virtue to every farmer
who attends. Among the many sub
jects to be covered are: Cotton dust
ing fo rthe control of the boll weevil;
Grass an pastures for eastern North
Carolina; better seed; control of plant
diseases and insects; soil fertility and
soybeans. Poultry equipment is to be
on display along with many other ex
hibits of practical value.
Postmaster General Work has ten
dered the use of the post office radio
station at Washington, I). 6., over
which some of the national officials
will speak to the oenvention. The
State College ha stnade arrangements
to receive tliese messages over its
own apparatus so that all can hear.
Special rates on the railroads are
expected to help make this years con
vention a record breaker in attend
ance, but arrangements are made to
Ufke care of all farmers and their
families who attend. The program as
surer all of three full iluys of enter
tainment and instruction.
ANOTHER STILL IS
About noon today Sheriff Koberson
and Federal agent* Jaekaon and Snell
of Plymouth made their second raid
for the day. They went over to Wil
liaiuH township in a stretch of WOOIIB
in front of the hotnea of Dan and
Hei'.ry Moore and found u seventy-five
gallon copper outfit. There waa no
beer but about eight or toft empty
barrels that hail been u«ed in the
brewing. There was no one anywhere
around and it looked ax if no one had
been around recently. The still was
under cover of Home bushes, but when
they found the pluco whore the work
was done it waa easy to trace the out
fit for u«ed the same hid
ing place BO long they had worn down
the graau and made a path.
ANOT&KR STORM POBH- *
DAMAGE IN RICHMOND
Richmond, Va., July 20.-,- Another
rainstorm in this section of the state
did soma damage, but little loss re
sulted compared with that of last
Thursday night, when there waa a
deluge that flooded the city's streets,
wrecked many atores In the old
flood district and menaced the lives
of hundreds of persons.
About 2:30 in the afternoon heavy
clouds gathered over the city and
suddenly there were severe winds
that blew down signboards along
Broad street and other th rough
fares. Street cars were lighted and
their head lights helped prevent acci
dents where there waa great quanti
ties of duat. Hy 3 o'clock there was a
heavy downpour of rain Uroad
street looked like it waa being visit
ed by a cyclone so great waa the
storm, but it lasted only a ahoit while.
Plan Development of Rearing Qap.
Winston Halam, N. 0. Local pro
motors have dedlcod to form a cor
poration with MO,OOO capital, buy a
thousand acres of laad around Roar
ing Qap hotel. In Alleghany county,
«h|oh waa destroyed by Are In 1114,
a«4 build a modern resort hotdl, golf
ooi—e and oottafM.
Confident Oongreaa Will A«t
Aberdeen, Waahlngton.—The tartt
Ml ponding la the aeaata will paaa
whan oongreaa reeumea work attar tha
recaaa and It* paaaage will be follow
ed by tha adoption of tha aoldlera'
bono* bill, according to Rapreaeata
tlvo J. W Vordney, *t tha Houaa Way*
and Maana committee, who la hara on
bualnaaa and to Tlalt relatives. Tha
tariff Mil will not be greatly modified
by tha aeohte, Mr. Pordney predloted.
Ha aiyreaaed confidence that Fraal
dant Harding would and tha Taitonij
atilka la quick taabloa.
IV TOO QUICK
RESULTS USB A WAHT
AD Df TBI KNTEBFKIBE
Governor Cameron Morrison will
open the Farmers and Farm Women*
Convention with an address at noon
on Thursday August 1, according to
the completed program which is now
in press. On the program for the first
day in addition to governor Morri
son are some of the most noted lead
ers in agriculture in eluding G. K..
McClure of the Farmers Federation
which has been so successful in hand
ling the marketing of farm product®
in Uuncombe county, N. C.; and John
R.H uthchersori, Director of the Vir
ginia Agricultural Extension Service.
The American Farm Bureau is send
ing one of iu best speaker* in L. R.
l'ollock who will give tar heel fana
ers Information about how the fafaa
bureau federation is solving the mar
keting and legislative probleau la
At the close ot the first daya pre
mium comes the big community uigu
after which there will b« a
social hour with music and free punch
on the State College grounds.
KailroacU have announced special
reduced rat* »for the three day con
vention and since the State College
is to furnish free lodgings and meal*'
at fifty cents in the college dining hall
it is expected that the attendance thia
year will break all record*. W. W.
Shay, secretary of the convention,
says that it offer* a profitable and
economical vacation for farmers and
their family since there will be
something on the program of interest
BUSINESS IS GOOD—WHY 7
Business is good. What makes it
goodT Money is "easiei," they say.
It is tho same money that vas "tight**
six months ago. What has made it
"easier" nowT Do you really want to
knoty what has maue it "easier". Then
here is the answer: A group of men
wired and phoned to all Federal Re
nerve centers in tho early part of
May, 1920—"The tie-up comes on th»
16th." That is exactly how "deflation"
came, by the decision and order of a
private- group. It was not a 'Meflatiou
of the currency" but a deflation of the
people. These same men recently said
"Let's e ine up a little; tell them to
come in and borrow some money."
And then all of a sudden "business
ia good." The business WUH always
there—waiting. Men, materials, need,
all there; but no money. The money
all there, too, but not "easy."
Some people rub their heads when
they try to understand the Money
Question. IoC them be warned: dont
try to understand It; no one under
stands it; our pnu-ent nystem is so
irrational as to baffle rational minds;
financiers themselves dont understand
it, they only play it. If the Money
Brokers can induce you to try to
"understand" the Monetary System,
then they have you tied up for the
*e*t of your life.
A. C .U EMBARGO
.. fROM GOLDS BOKO
(ioldsboro, V- C., July 20.—An
nouncement today that the plants ot
the enterprise Whlteville Lumber Co.,
would close down Saturday night and
the threatened shutting down of their
manufacturing enterprises in Golds*
loro, following the placing of an em
bargo by the Atlantic Coast LiM
Ituilroud on all shlpmonte beyond
Until last night, only one concern
had definitely decided to shut down
until the strike situation la relieved.
The embargo, however, which ap
plies to shipments originating here
and aouth of here, has made it nec
essary for other manufacturing plants
to route shipments by the Southern
to Greensboro and to Norfolk over tha
At Mount Olive it was reported that
truck shipments, to a large extent, are
being held up but thia in not near ao
heavy a loss as ia the possible tie-up
of the i «ach crop.
The closing down of lumber milla
and manufacturing plants here and ia
this section will mean the throwing
out of employment hundreds of men.
STOCK CONTINUES TO RISE *
Railroad stock goes up while the
strike rages. This ia proof that the
money people know the atrlke will aot
hurt their property. They are eapital
ising the strike to take off train*
and to hold ap high freight and pa*-
aenger charge* The strike will aooa be
settled. Labor get its demand* gener
ally. The railroad* are building up
sympathy and after yieldMg they will
charge everything up to the people.
8UB&CB1BI TO THE ENTERPRISE