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Tuesday, May 8, 1928
The School Site
Hurttility and sorrow, sackcloth and ashes, describe
the feelings of the people of Williamston School Dis
trict as tbev rise this morning to know that their pro
mised new high-school is to be located at a [)lace that
it can never serve conveniently.
The people had cherished a ho|*' that the school
might serve the purpose for which it is intended —a
community center for educating the children, But not
so. Nine out of ten of the people know it is wrong
and see no logical reason for the selection.
Must we bear the humility of being thrust back to
a very unsuitable location? Must our children have
the plague of going to a school that has been banished
from every logical location? Did the selecting board
try to help us, or did they try to punish us?
The next generation will no doubt ask why the
house was put there; and, certainly, the next genera
tion will be in tearing it down and moving
it to a more decent place to serve the people. . ,
On the Right Track
The board of town commissioners is getting on the
right track now. In a late meeting they have put
a ban on the dance, one of. the modern curses, one of
the new paths of destruction that is dulling the char
acter of many (>eople, a thing that not only promotes
drinking and fighting but worse.
If the commissioners will just stick like men to
that order, that one thingjrill be worth all they cost
for a whole term of office.
Test of Our Americanism
Are the American people going to elect A 1 Smith
President? The answer to the question will be a test
of our Americanism
The only test so far of Smith's standing with the
American people was in the ehvtion for governor in
the State of New York in 1924 and 1926.
We find that in New York State, outside of the City
of New York, in 1924, Roosevelt got 1,100,577 votes,
and Smith got 690,170 votes, giving Roosevelt a ma
jority of 410,407 votes. In 1926 Ogden L. Mills led
Smith by 272,308 votes at the city limits. But what
happened in each case? W hen the city vote was count
ed, Smith was elected each time. Why clid New York
' City vote for Smith and New York State vote against
NOTICE OF SERVICE BY PUB- further take notice that lie is required
LICATION jto appear at the office of the clerk of
North Carolina; Martin County; in ! suprior court of Martin.County on Sat
the superior court. urday, the 2nd day of June, 1928, and
Elisabeth River Lumber Co. v«. C. E. j answer.or demur to the complaint filed
Griffin in said action or the plaintiff will ap-
The defendant above named will ply to-the court for the relief demqtid
take notice that an action entitled as ed in said complaint,
above has been commenced in the su- l itis the 28th day of Aprij, 1928.
perior court of Martin County. North K. J. fEEU
Carolina,"for the purpose of eolecting i\iy4 4tw Clerk Superior Court,
an alleged account due plaintiff by Hugh G. Horton, plaintiff's attor
defendant; and the-said defendant will Key. '
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him? Simply because in the city 4 out of 5 voters
were born outside of the United States, and they are
9trong for Smith; and 1 out of voters could
not overcome this strong foreign element of voters,
coming from every cornet of the globe; some good,
many not Rood. It is a burning desire with them to
liberalize the immigration law and let the floating
world run over us. You can not fool them. They
are like the liquor folks—they know their Smith.
What will the people who love American ideals do
about it? Will they surrender the liberties won by
our forefathers to a man that owes every office he
has ever held entirely to a foreign vote, which in many
respects don't like the way we do many things ill
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The House Divided Against Itself
The house that is divided against itself will fall.
This, of course, means many kinds of houses; possibly
churches are affect; families are also affected. But of
all the structures that are destroyed, in this manner
towns head the list.
The minuti an opportunity appears, every fellow be
gins to figure for self. It makes little difference
whether it is political, religious, financial, or other
wise, people will frequently divide on account of sel
fish motives, even though it means loss and inconveni
ence for generations. 14 Men will sell out for one mesa
When (>eopre learn the worth of all pulling togehter
for the best average interest, then will the town grAw
and prosper. " \
Selfishness is like ignorance when it comes to
ging down; and it has not half as much uplifting
power as ignorance in its crudest form.
Tax Listing Time Again
The time is on us again to enroll ourselves and our
property for taxation. Certainly, it seems only a short
time since we went through* the same process.
Every man who has property should cultivate a
conscience fon truth before listing his taxes. If we
could only do Jo, the tax burden would be much near
er solution thrfn it is. Tjie governing authorities have
had the right ideas for many years on the tax ques
tion, ITiat is that every dollar in property should
pay taxes according to its true value. But they do
not enforce the law, which is desecrated to the extent
that practically every person taxes his property at
what he pleases. Many men conveniently underguess
the number of barrels of corn on hand or the amount
of bacon. Hogs are generally small and cows poor
at listing time, hence they get on the books at a low
price. I'he lister swears to the statements which he
has given, and with apparent ease of conscience walks
One of the.troubles with a diminished value on prop
erty is that it helps the |>oor very little but helps the
rich very much. Fair listing of all property is one
of the greatest needs in our tax'system.
It is safer to elect honest men t« office because it is
so expensive to figure out what dishonest men have
stolen after they have been in office for a while. With
all our boasted improvements in auditing and checking
on our government, we have failed to improve cnodi
The Harding administration and its heirs and as
signs have robbed the government of more of its wealth
rfian all other administrations in half a century. Prac
tically every valuable natural asset which the people
owned has been taken from them. Not only is this
true of the hundreds of millions in rich oil lands, but
every other thing.
We can not be too careful in the selection of honest
men, but we need to elect none who will tolerate dis
honest friends, which was Mr. Harding's greatest
blunder, as has been shown clearly in the investiga
tion of many of his appointees.
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THE ENTE R P RIS E
WANTED TO BUY TWO MEDI
um size iron safes. Harrison Oil
Co., Williamston. my 4 4t
FOR SALE: TWO FINE JERSEY
sowa and pigs. One has 10 pigs,
other 9. Come to .see them at once.
J. W. Green, Williamstop, N.C. a 27 3tw
LOST SATURDAY AF
ternoon around 7 o'clock,
between A. C. L. station and
J. W. Hight's residence:
Black leather week end case
containing ladies' and boys'
apparel. Any one giving in
formation leading to recov
ery of same will receive lib
eral reward. J. W. Hight,
Williamston, N. C. ' It
To the Democratic voters of Martin
County:—l take this means of an
nouncing my candidacy for the office
of itheriff. I wish to thank the people
of the county for all favors and sup
port given me, and will appreciate your
support in the coming primary. '
A. L. ROEBUCK.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
the office of representative from Mar
tin County in the lower house of the
general assembly, subject to the action
of the Democratic primary. I also wish
to thank -the people for their past fa
vors and assure them that any sup
port accorded me in the primary will
be heartily appreciated.
J. A. EVERETT.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER
I hereby announce my candidacy for
the office of County Commissioner ■for
the coming term, promising my best
service if elected.
L. P. HOLLIDAY.
FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS
1 hereby announce myself a candi
date for the office of register of deeds
of Martin" County subject to action of
the Democratic primary to be held on
June 2nd and kindly ask for the »up
port of the Democratic voters.
It is with sincere appreciation that
I desire to thank the citizens of the
county fur past favors and cooperation.
J. SAM GETSINGER.
I hereby announce my candidicy for
the office of State Senator of the Sec
ond District and will appreciate the
support of the Democratic voters
alO tf ELBERT S. PEEL.
NOTICE OF CANDIDACY
I hereby announce myself a Candi
date for County Prosecutor of the Re
corder's Court subject to the majority
of the voters in the Democratic Prim
ary in June.
JULIUS S. PEEL
FOR COUNTY TREASURER
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the office of treasurer for Mar
tin County, subject to the action of the
Democratic voters in the primary June
2. I wish to express my thanks for
the support given me, and assure the
people of tl\e county that their coop
eration in the coming primary will be
C. D. CARSTARPHEN.
NOTICE OP BALB
Under and by virtue of the power of
•ale contained in that certain deed of
trust executed on the Bth day of April,
1927, by W. H. Wrnne and wife, Ma
mie Wynne, and of record in the pub
lic registry of Martin County in book
Y-2, at page 274, said deed of trust be
ing given to secure the payment of cer
tain notes of even date and tenor there,
with; and the stipulations in said deed
of trust not having been complied with,
and at the request of the parties inter
ested, the undersigned trustee will on
the 31st day of May, 1928, at 12 o'clock
m., offer for sale to the highest bid
der for cash, at public auction, the fol
lowing described tract of land, to wit:
A one-fifth (1-5) undivided interest
in the following tract of land, to wit:
Beginning at a comer intersection of
Watts and Ray Streets; thence 50 1-2
feet to a corner, E. M. Gordy's line
and corner; thence towards river a
long E. M. Gordy's line 252 feet, a
corner to Apfel's line; thence towards
Ray Street, a parallel to front line 50
1-2 feet to a corner on Ray Street, Ap
fel and Tucker corner; thence a line
parallel to said Gordy's line 252 feet
to the beginning. One house and lot
known as the Tucker property deeded
by Thigpen heirs to the late John
Tucker. Deed is of record in Martin
County public registry in book D-2, at
P f'his the 30th day of April, 1928.
R. L. COBURN.
myl 4tw Trustee.
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of the power of
sale contained in certain deed of
trust executed to the undersigned trus
tee on the 19th day of January, 1922.
by J. B. McGowan and wife, M. B.
McGowan, said deed of trust being of
record in the public registry of Martin
County in book H-2, page 51, said
deed of trust having been given to se
cure a certain bond of even date there
with, and the stipulations therein con
tained not having been complied with,
and at the request of the holder of the
said bond, the undersigned trustee will,
on the 28th day of May, 1928, at 12 o'-
clock noon, at the courthouse door, in
the town of Williamston, North Caro
lina, offer for sale to the highest bid
der for cash, the following described
Being the same house and land deed
ed to J. D. Gray by J. B. H. Knight,
commonly known as the 'D. Gray
house and lot,' in the town of Wil
liamston, bounded by the lands of J.
G. Godard, J. B. H. Knight, Mrs.
Irene Smith, and Smithwick Street..
This the 27th day of April, 1928.
W. J. HUNTER,
myl 4tw Trustee.
Elbert S. Peel, attorney.
Having this day qualified as execu
trix of tlie estate of W. M. Perry, de
ceased, late of Martin County, all per
sons holding claims against said estate
are hereby notified to present tame to
me for payment on or before the 4th
day of April, 1929, or this notice will
be pleaded in bar of their recovery.
All persona indebted to said*estate will
please come forward and make immedi
ate payment of the same.
This the 4th day of April, 1928.
Executrix of estate of W. M. Perry,
deceased. a 27 6t
NOTICE OP SALE
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in that certain deed
of trust executed on the 10th day of
March, T923, by J. D. Gray and wife,
Mary J. Gray, and of record in the
public registry of Martin County, in
book H-2, at page 250, said deed of
trust being given to secure the pay
ment of certain notes of even date and
tenor therewith,'and the stipulations in
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In his enthusiasm for tha car
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resents da true condition of
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said deed of trust not having keen
complied with, and at the request of
the parties interested, the undersigned
trustee will on the 31st day of May,
1928, at 12 o'clock m., at the court
house door in the town of William
ston, N. C., offer for tale to the high
est bidder, for cash, at public auction,
the following tract of land and person
al property, to wit:
A house and lot in the town of Wil
liamston, N. C., on the north side of
Smithwick Street, adjoining the prop
erty of Mrs. Irene Smith, Dr. J. B. H.
Knight, and J. G. Godard, and being
the same property purchased by J. D.
G>rey from Dr. J. B. H. Knight, which
was recently conveyed to him by El
bert S Peel, trustee.
The following personal property:
One Hoffman steam presser, all
clothes racks, coat hangers, and stoves,
chairs, tables, and sewing machine. „
Said above described personal prop
erty being located in a store owned
by Jos. S. Griffin on the south side of
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Tuesday, May 8,1928
Main Street in the town of William
ston, N. C., adjoining the property of
H. D. Peel and J. G. Godard, and be
inn the said personal property Una day
conveyed to J. D. Grey by Octavws
Price and all other personal property
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tavious Price or that he may hereafter
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This the 30th day of April, 1928.
myl 4tw Trustee.
R. L. Coburn, attorney.
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