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Tuesday, April 23,1929
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Little Hope tor Farm Relief Through
There can be little hope for farm relief with the
unbalanced laws of our country. First, we are rnak
ing too much oT certain crops, and if prices were boost
ed up so that a good profit could be obtained for
them, the farniesr of this country would very soon
double their production, and no law can hold prices
up with no buyer for the product. If the government
takes over'the surplus wheat, cotton, or tobacco, and
holds it, then the production the following year would
meet the needs and add another surplus, which process
would continue until the whole system collapsed.
Farmers can nevei gain an independent position in
• the business and economic world so long as they deal
and operate as independent individuals. They mu* t
use the same business methods that the banker, the
manufacturer, and other operators do—work together.
-•Every farmer is a direct c.«!m|>etitor of his neighbor
in handling ,his product. It is not that way, how
ever, in most manufacturing. The manufacturers arc
able to- all#have the same price for the same goods.
What the farmer needs is as much knowledge of the
business affairs of the country as the manufacturer
has. The greatest legislative need of the farmer is
the repeal of some of the "laws favoring big business
Big businesses in this country, in most cases, have
lieen built up on laws of favoritism of various kinds,
the tariff being the principal one The tariff has a
reverse effect on the farmer as against the manu
facturer. It raises the price on all the farmer buys,
but hardly raises the price on anything he se'ls.
li will take education to lift the farmer u;yo the
level with other business enterprises. f
Farm relief legislation will cheer the farmer up for
a while, but it is doubtful if it helps him much.
- Af.othtr Angle on the Cost of Schools
(Edgii otnbr Skool News)
We are told by u me that we place too much store
in education, that we too exalt our schools,
and particularly that we spend too much for them
* To what extent is this true?
Here is a man, the head of family, whom we have
in mind. During 1928 this man had rendered to him
a number of bills. One bill was for the protection of
his family's future through life insurance. It totaled
s>27o for the year. Another was lor the family auto
mobile. Its cost, including all items, depreciation,
TWO ROOMS FOR KENT: MOD
ern conveniences. MTS F. K.
Hodges. , . n»r29 tf
Under and by virtue of , a judnQienl
of llit , nuperi'-f tour* —in lit* special—
proceedings entitled "Mary Hyinan vs.
Molly Scott, et al." the undersigned
commissioner will uii the 20tli day of
May, 192 V, at 12 o'clock, in front of
the courthouse door of Martin Coun
ty, in Willianistou, N offer for
sale to the highest bidder, ior cash,
the following described land:
. Same being a house and lot 111 the
Uwn "of Willianistou, N and
bounded on Wilson Street, Mrs. Net
tie Cow en lot, Mary Small', and J. G.
Tins 16th day of April, 1929.
B A. CRITCHER.
al9 4tw Commissioner.
NOTICE OF SALE |
Under and by virtue of the power of'
sale contained in that Certain deed of I
trust executed on the Ist day of March'
1928 by R. S. Bullock and wife, May-j
belle Bullock, and of record in the pub - j
lu: registry of Martin County in book j
P-2. at page 317, said deed of trust
being given to secure the payment of
certain notes of even date and tenor'
therewith, and the stipulationi in said
deed cf trust not having been corn
• plied with. and r, |t the request of the
parties interested, the undersized trus
tee will, on the 18th day of May, 1928,
at 12 o'clock m., offer for sale to the
highest bidder, for cash, at public auc
tion, at the courthouse door in Mar
tin County, the following described
tract of land, to wit>
One lot and_ the improvements there
on in the fown of Farmele North'Car
ohna, and situate on the north side of
Railroad Street. Said lot being bound
ed on the west by C. V. Carson and
Crisp, on the north by J. L. Speight,
on the east by T. T. Adams, and on
the south by said Railroad Street, and
being the same lot and improvements
thereon conveyed to llaybelle Bullock
in deed from J. H. Roberson. jr., and
others, and of record in book V-2, at
, pace 580 of the Martin County pub
lic registry, to which reference is giv
en (or a further and more complete
This tb« 17th day of April, 1929.
S. £ COBURW.
aZJ 4tw Trustee.
and repair, was $1,200 for the year. sizable
bill came in for luxuries which he and the members
of the family had consumed. The principal items
covered were candy, ice cream and similar confec
tions, theatres, and tobacco. The bill for these lux
uries came to S7OO.
This man, we will agree, was pretty well off. He
was wisely protecting his family through life insur
ance. He was able to purchase $1,200 worth of auto
mobile transportation. He and his wife and children
were able to enjoy the luxuries of life to the tune of
S7OO a year. How much should a citizen be willing
to pay for the schooling of his children? If he ex
pended $250 a year for this purpose, would he be giv
ing education too high a place in his scale of values?
Answer this question as you will. The man de
scribed above is really Uncle Sam. If you will take
the preceding figures and add zeros to them you will
have what Uncle Sam paid in 1928 for four import
ant items of national expenditure: Life insurance,
$2,700,000,000; Passenger automobiles, $12,000,000,-
000; Certain luxuries, $7,000,000,000; Public educa
It is true that most families are not as well off
as the one descritied above. Most families in 1928
were not able to spend $270 for life insurance, $1,200
for automobiles, or S7OO for luxuries. But neither
did most families pay as much as $250 a year for
the schooling of its children. Speaking in averages
if a family spent less for the first items, it spent pro
portion.'.tely less for education. It is the proportion
which counts, not the actual amount spent.
Assume any kind of a family you wish. Take the
figures given above and make your own divisions.
Then look at your results, and you will find that, on
the average, every time we spend a dolar for schools,
we spent $1.09 for life insurance, $4.80 for passenger
automobiles, and $2.80 for art : cl?s in the luxury class.
What do you think about it? (foes the cost of schools
indicate i>e are now placing education too high in the
scale of values?
Germany Should Pay
Germany says she is not able to pay the United
States the cost of her Army during its occupancy of
German territory. She is evidently in about the same
predicament that the larger percentage of taxpayers
in this country are now in— nit able to pay their
taxe;. However, there is no eicape for them. The
laws of our land require all citizens to pay, which
they do or lose their property, and„n> man can talk
the t,U e out of paying taxes. Can Germany talk
the United States out of paying a just debt, which
has been fixed by a fair tribunal?
Th' re is no got d reason why Germany sh luld not
•pay this small sun, in view of the fact that the war
rh. thrust upon the world cost Anv.r.cj $25,000,000,-
000 and almost 100,000 lives
Liquor in Foreign Embassies
The nations must be in danger when their repre
sentatives must hive great stores of liquor wherever
they go, taking as true the reports that the foreign
at Washington have their st irehouses well
filled with liquor. It may lie that our American peo
ple art- never invited around their cellars.
But suppose a grave question of international im
portance does arise, and they decide to play the old
horse-trader game of getting their customer drunk
and then cheating him out of his horse. With all
that whisky in the hands of those foreign diplomats,
il would seem th it their trading chames are good;
and it may be that some drowsy morning after the
night before we may find that we have traded away
the Philippine?, the Hawaiian Islands, or perhaps giv
en away the Panama Canal.
To say the least of it, we aie getting to a pass
vyhere he have to submit our affairs to a launch of
liquor swiggers. Good business men will nat entrust
their affairs to such people, but the governments have
to blunder along with their liquor drinkers in charge.
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B. S. COURTNEY, Dealer
WILLIAMBTON, N v ?. _
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Br LOUIE V MARTIN
The American woman has fully
demonstrated her fitness for citizen
ship. There was a time when women'*
clubs were only social organizations.
Today they are a civic necessity. It is
difficult to plan and carry to success
ful' completion any civic enterprise
without the cooperation of the women.
The clean-up campaign is a move
ment w liich appeals with great force
to all wi men, particularly those who
compose the membership of these
clubs. All women have the instinct
ive feeling of good In usekreper*, that
a city which is continujuily dirty and
disorderly reflects a very low standard
of community life.
Every woman dreads disci.sc. and
we all know that disease gerins breed
in, dirt and tilth. Every woman, wheth
«r she be a club a busy
housewife burdened her
own cares, would like to whole
city as clean as her own home. Let's
stand by our health officers. The most
stubborn problems they have to con
tend with are flies and mosquitoes. It
is a known fact that iever epidemics
have been started by mosqutoes, while
the common housefly is a carrier of the
germs of smallpox, diphtheria, scar
let fever, and other deadly diseases.
It is impossible fori the health officers
to eradicate these pest breeding
places. Every citizen should shoulder
his part of this responsibility, thus
making the city more sanitary and sav
ing many lives.
Bring your Ford here for service!
Owr mechanics are helpful at all timet
and ihey have been specially trained to do a poo d
job at a fair price. Promptness in delivery and a clean
shop are other features you will appreciate.
THflr MOTOR COMPANY
«•"» WILLIAMSTON, N.
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. M ■«H l»y/,
ICE Is Cheap Use It Freely
Tmrt aa hwh lihl limn E*pr*m* Spirit of Ho*pitality cuUtion and keeping their rompieziooi healthy
this time of yanr that CM be huned into energy Women who do much entertaining know the « nd (t>owin«. In many other ways as well, ioa L
if meala are made inUweating And what can re- dvantagea of uaing ice generously in fable ser- proving a roost usehil servant. s *
H ' flu wiltid ippctitts bdtn thu toe-freikeDed vice. Shimmering bow Uof ice on tr*e table—-ice ~ _
foods? Quaatities of ice oo hand to uae freely— tinkling memlX cold drinka—sparkling cov- E »u>nucal RefngmtuU
diyi between aprac and ert of ice for little red radialtea, green and ripe oU don't need to feel extravagant when yon
actual aumaarr—addaoaaiieato the jeyofnviag. olive*. golden squares of butter, crisp young uw. all the ice you really want. A survey cover
, _ | „ ~ celery. Doesn't the very thought of it make you '"6 l'« ice bill* in more than 20,000 hotnea
Protect* the family Health i hungry? Then, too, good ice rcfifrerutior. mikes fh" "ghoul the country shows that ihe coat of
Genarsl good health the feeling of fitaeaa it poasible to prepare many disliea long in ad- ice the year 'round for the average houaehoM is
depends much upon the kind aAd condition ot vance, ao that the housewife can serve delir.htful on ' v 4-l->l monthly. And the only other iavaat
food we eat. With a good, well-iced refrigerator meala without spending much time iu the me:it " the modest price of a good ice boa.
in the home, we can always have the roost nutri- kitchen after guests arrive. , „ , _ ,
tioua nnd appetiiing of foods. And in the ice boa ' , *• ">od Refrigerator Important
foods Slav clean, safe from floating duat. Thev ? Oilier Service* from Ire Tl 'e's a bl- difference in refrigerators. A good
atay fresh, too, protected >gainat those quick Tbe v;'.uable scrHoea of ice are by no means icc refrigerator quickly pays iu cost in the ioa
changes in temperature uliicb herald hot uua- confined to rcfriger-tor and table uses. In coses ai d food it saves, lie sure your ice box is well
nter dsvs. Meata keep their savory juices— of illness or accid ■», ics is one of t'le m at insulated with an cpproved maleiial that it ia
vegetables tlieir tender succulence because comforting flui d.—* letc uil) Sfpli'llo allay coi.ec.lv designed to permit free circulation of •-
the circulating air in tlie properly constructed inflammation, reduce awciuug, u.J clleviate air that is constantly cooled, freshened and puri
ix -elrigerator ia kept neither too moist nor too pain. . fied that it is solidly built an J tightly fitted
dry, neither too warm nor too cold, but jut right And modem women have found a brisk ice toi» ther If Von d in't know where to get a r>-rj '
t«keapfoods m prime cond.tiou. - massage of ii.ui,-j>0...».V.c aid :n ti iurg U'» cir- ice ;clngeratoi,uf.' us.
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Lindsley lee Company
"Phone 99 ~~T~ 7 Williamston, N. C.
No woman can do more than dis
charge her own responsibilities. Even
the largest woman's club, or any oth
er one organization, working alone
v ill not get very far in cleaning up
the town, but the cooperation of every
body may bring cleanliness, bright
ness, and health to the entire com
munity. In this campaign, class dis
tinctions are almost unknown. The
wives of governors, mayors, and bank
ers, work with professional and sal
aried women and wage earners in the
democracy of the common cause.
Take a drive, or a walk through the
streets and alleys of our town. Are
they as clean as our homes or places
of business? Visitors'* from other
places judge our town as a whole in
much the same way that the individ
ual citizen is judged by tlie appear
ance of his home. Every man, wo
man, and child should be as proud of
our. town and it s environments as your
most famous housekeeper is proud of
her home. Abraham' Lincoln said:'"l
like to se a man proud of the place he
lives in " Let's clean up, paint up.
and live longer.
The William->t n Wi man's Club is
sponsoring this clean-up campaign, and
in behalf of the realization I am mak
ing a plea to each property owner in
the town of "Williamston that you will
give this campaign your whole-hearted
support and cooperation. Fathers, re
ward your boys for having the neatest
back yard in the neighborhood Moth
ers'. encourage > ur girls to cultivate
Did you know that dandelions at
tract inos(|U(|itoes and other objection
able insects? (iet rid of them by en
listing the smaller children in the home
to dig them up. These little folks will
be well pleased by a small cash reward
tor their wfork.
THOROUGHBRED S. C. RHODE
Island Red eggs for sale, 75 cents
l>ei setting of 15. J. R. Leggett, Wil
liamston, N. C. *2 tf
FOR SALE: SEED PEANUTS. 400
bags, good 'quality selected; Small
Virginia Runners, 6c pound; medium
\ irginia Runners, 6 pound. Jumbos,
I'C pound; also small lot N. C. Bunch,
h.ir quality, 6: pound. Salsbury Sup
ply Co.. Inc., Hassells, N. C. al2 4t
NOTICE OF SALE
Xotkc is hereby given that under
and by virtue of the authority con
tained in a certain deed of trust exe
cuted by Virginia Highsmith, F. F.
"Highsmith and wife, Sadie Highsmith,
and of record in the public registry
>i Martin County, in book 0-1, at
|.at*e 394. -aid deed of trust being giv
en to secure the payment oi a certain
n-te of even date anil tenor therewith,
ami the stipulations in said deed of
(rust not having been complied with,
and at the request of the parties in
terested, the undersigned trustee will
tn lie 20th day of May, 1929. at 12
(■'clock noon in front ot the Bank of
DR. G. C. HODGENS
Optometrist, with the Bell Jewelry Company,
Washington, N. C„ will be at our store again
Wed., April 24th
Eyes Examined Glasses Properly Fitted
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
Hours: 9 A. M. to 5 P. M.
Tuesday, April 23,1929
Robersonville, in the town of Rober
sonville, N. C., offer for sale to the
highest bidder, for cash, at public auc
tion, the following described tract of
land, to wit: A certain tract of land
lying and being in Martin County a
foresaid, and more particularly de
scribed as follows: Beginning in the
C. L. Whichard line at John Draper's
corner, thence running southerly a
iong John Draper line and Emma Ses
iomi line to a big ditch, N. O. Van-
Nortwick's line, thence up aaid bin
ditch with said N. O. VanNortwick
line to a new ditch, Carter line, thence
up new ditch in a northerly course to
the end of new ditch, thence * north
erly course to J. L. Jenkins' /line.
Thence easterly along J. L. Jenkins
line and C. L Whichard line to the
beginning. This being known as a
part of the M. E. Brown farm, and
being the tarni where the parties _of
the first part now live, and adjoining
the lands of E. P. Leathers. Emma
Sessoms, J. L. Jenkins, and O. L.
Whichard, said lands being conveyed
to F. F. Highsmith and Virginia High
smith, by deed of conveyance from
D. S. Powell and Ella Powell, dated
December 15th. 1913, and of record in
Martin County public registry in book
E-l. at page 326, said records being
hereby referred to and made part of
This the TWi day of April, 1929.
H C. NORMAN,
a 23 4tw Trustee.