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W. C. Manning Editor
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aa aecond-claat matter under the act of Corgreaa
ot March 3, IS7V.
Addrest all communication to The Eiiterpriae
and not to the individual memberi of the ftrjn.
Friday, September 20, 1929
The Blackest oi Governmental Sips
The Simmons resolution in the Senate has brought
c. long list of manufacturers who are backing the pro
posed high tariff schedules, as they claim, to defend
the protection of American industry. But, according
to Jtheir income tax statements, they are already mak
ing too much.
The fact if that there never was a more selfish tax
measure present to Congress than the present one. It
crimes from a combination of interests embracing iron
and steel, electric machinery, dye-stuffs, foodstuffs,
manufacturers of shoes and leather goods, woolen
manufacturers, rayon mills, powder mills, manufact
ory of glass, cement, cooper products, printing ma
chinery, paper, flour, and many others; and if it is
passed their dividends will be doubled and the cost
of feeding, clothing, and housing the people of the
United States will be largely raised to pay every ,
cent of it.
If our unequal laws grow much greater in their
kope, our few rich will grow richer while many of
the poor will have to go barefooted, ragged, and hun
gry. Of our governmental sins, the high protective
tariff is the largest and the blackest.
The Proposed New Schedule
Weldon-Kinston midday trains will be discontinued
on October 20, according to an order of the Corpora
tion Commission, in passing on a petition of the rail
road at a hearing in Raleigh this week.
This will affect the present 1 o'clock mail sched
ules at points from Tarboro to Plymouth but slight
ly. It will cut out the morning papers coming from
Norfolk which leave there on a train at 8 o'clock, com
ing here byway of Hobgood, Parmele, and on down
by Babcock's bus line, but since the train leaves Nor
folk before business hours, it would not affect much
of the business correspondence from Norfolk, which
leaves Norfolk at 8 o'clock at night, comes on the
Norfolk-Southern to Plymouth and up on the early
morning Atlantic Coast Line train.
The Virginian-Pilot would be practically the only
mail that would miss the bus mail delivery. On the
other hand, if the bus schedule was moved up a few
minutes going down it would reach Plymouth in time
to connect with the Norfolk-Southern train, which
would make a quicker mail delivery for Washington,
New Bern, Greenville, and Raleigh, leaving Plymouth
at the same time it now does to make deliveries for
southbound mail at Parmele and carrying northbound
mail to Tarboro for the north and west.
Judge Devin's Charge
Judge W. A. Devin's charge to the grand jury
touched deeper down into the fundamental principles
of Uw than judges generally do. He discussed the
Federal constitution, which has grown step by step
and article by article, keeping pace with our civilisa
tion, saying that every amendment has been added
because of a growing sentiment demanding it.
The election of United States Senators, the income
tax amendment, the eighteenth amendment outlawing
intoxicating liquors, have been added in recent years,
all (or the purpose of giving all men an equal and a
fair showing in life. The same application was nude
to the Stale constitution, the only difference being
that the United States constitution is a joint docu
ment granted by the sovereign States, while the State
cunsitution comes direct from the people, who reserve
to themselves all the rights not specifically embraced
in the constitution, leaving a wide range of privileges
lor bur Stnte legislature.
Such charges should be heard by the citizens of
evgqr community, that they might know more about
why we have law and of the MGMlity for law and
order to insure peace and happiness to the people of
a oountry, since there are two specific reasons why
we have law. One is that people may know what la
right, based on ages and centuries of experience; the
other is that those who fail to do right must be forced
to do to by the l*w.
What* We Fall Down in Education
"The,records show unmistakable evidence of prag
ma in every Md of endeavor," says Statu School
facto, In speaking of progrcas In public education—
which statement we look upon with serious doubt. Not
Hurt we an not lengthening our school terma, building
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tetter bouses, employing better teachers and spend
ifig far more money for edition, but that we are
teaching away from the points upon which we have
to depend for our prosperity. ..v
The trend of education today, just as it has been
for many years, is to quip ourselves for life as bank
ers, accountants, merchants, doctor?, lawyers, school
teachers; positions that only a few of our children
can hope to gain. When we think of the scattering
few who.are being educated to be producers, we are
forced to believe we have an unbalanced system.
. Very few pupils in our schools are beipg taught to
transform the properties of the earth into food, rai
ment, and shelter, and none of them are being taught
hdw to make a fair and honest distribution of their
productions or how to exchange with other sections.
All we know about farming is how to produce crops
and throw them in piles for somebody else to dis
tribute for us. We are not teaching our children that
there is more profit in distribution than there is pro
Our schools will not achieve their proper standard
until they educate upon the fundamental factors of
hie and progress in proportion to the number of peo
ple who will be forced to follow and live by the vari
We are spending many times more in North Caro
lina schools in teaching ball playing than we are in
teaching the growing and marketing of every agricul
tural crop produced in the State. We will never be
on the proper educational basis so long as we neg
lect to educate the people on the principles upon
which our success depends.
A Real Service to Society
That the third time brings success is again proven
by the findings of a Martin County jury, in the ren
dering of a verdict of guilty of first degree murder
against John Sawyer for the killing of John I. Brit
ton, near Everetts, on July 26. -
In February of this year, Togo I'ulley, a notorious
character, induced Policeman Jones of Bethel off and
killed him on the highway at Butlers Bridge. In May
Frank Cox slipped up to the home of J. H. Jolley and,
standing in the dark, shot him dead while Jollcy was
standing in his own door. In both of these cases, the
murderers escaped the electric chair because some
slight circumstantial doubts arose in which the State
would have been at some disadvantage in furnishing
proof, although each case was clean-cut first degree
These cases seemed to five the criminal-minded a
fresh courage and nerved them up until they lost their
fear of justice, which made life somewhat insecure.
The first-degree verdict in this case will cause would- f
be murderers to five matt serious thought before ar
ranging their plots for crime.
The jury rendered a real service to society whea it
faced its duty squarely and performed like men, in
accordance wrtth the laws of our country.
Farmers Should Organize
The tobacco farmer is unorganized, but the tobacco
buyers are organized. There is very little increase in
the production of tobacco, but according to all reports
there is a very great increase in the consumption of
tobacco. The law of supply and demand has little
to do with it. The farmer gets for his tobacco just
what the three or four large buyers care to give him.
He can take it or leave it. He takes it, and is right
fully dissatisfied, but he refuses to believe in coopera
tive marketing. For some reason he just can't bear
the thought of having a pro rata part of the expense
of his own association deducted from the amount his
tobacco or cotton brings when sold through the asso
ciation. At the same time he forgets that somebody
is paying the expense of a large corps of buyers, auc
tioneers, and warehousemen, most of whom put up
at the most expensive hotels, ride in high-priced cars,
and so on. He forgets that somebody is paying the
profits that are taken out by warehousemen, commis
sions that go to buyers, and other expense that is in
volved in the auction system. The farmer can't see
that cooperative marketing is, or should be, the cheap
est plan of marketing, from his own standpoint. He
doesn't see that he foots the bill, even under the auc
tion system which gives him no control over the sij*
of the bill.
There is little or no hope for the farmer as long as
he is willing to do nothing for himself more tangible
than to assume a disgruntled attitude because he
fails to get price for what he produces. As long
as he willingly submits to the autocracy of the few to
bacco buyers who control his destiny, as long as he
does not declare his own independence, there can be
no more prosperous future in store for him.
v., The Way to Satisiy Farmers
JVW Bern Stm-Jommel. L
This particular "satisfied tobacco farmer" that we
told about sold his load of tobacco for an average of
22 cents, and he wil be entirely satisfied if he sells the
rest of his crop for this average
We have found that, as a rule, the farmers are not
so hard to please, but when they bring a big load of
tobacco to market and do not get enough for it to pay
the actual expense of producing It and placing it on
the warehouse Boor, they have a just cause for com
plaint and the evil should be remedied.
- There is no danger, from the manufacturers' stand
point, that the price of tobacco products will ever have
to sell any lower, so with this protection that Is of
fered the manufacturers, » houkl certainly sta
bilise the price of leaf tobacco at a level where the
fanner can mak« a living out of the busineea of raia-
THE ENTER PR 18 E
ANSWERS CHARGES AGAINST
A few days ago there appeared un
der the head of "The Letter-Box," aa
aiticle charging the Kehukee Associa
tion with placing itself in disorder at
its last session, in October. 1952, by
attempting to settle a local disorder in
the churches composing it.
The Kehukee Association never has
at any time attempted to settle local
church troubles, but leaves each church
to itself in a sovereign state to attend
to its own affairs and dispose of its
cwn difficulties in a gospel way.
The church at Smithwicks Creek be
came hopelessly divided, into two fac
tions, and failed to come to an under
standing with each other, and the mi
nority faction organized itself into a
separate body. It, was recognized by
the corresponding chunks, by the
union, and by the association, at the
original Primitive Baptist church at
The majority faction- applied to the
association for recognition and was re
jected because their conduct did not
merit the association's fellowthip.
The atsociation, in accordance with
its own rules and long-ettabliahed cut
tcm. did not attempt to rule, coerce,
drive, or attempt in any way to dit
cipline that or any other church, but
lift them to thepitelvet, or until they
get their house in order, when it will
Renew Your Health
Any physician will tell yon that
"Perfect Purification of the Sys
tem Is Nature's Foundation of
Pet-fact Health." Why not rid
yourself of chronic ailmenta that
are under mi nlnf your vitality?
Purify your entire lyttam by tak
ing a thorough course of Calotabs,
—one# or twice a week for several
weeks—and sea how Nature re
wards yon with health.
Calotabs are the greatest of all
system purifiers. Get ■ family
package with full directions. Oa
ly 86 eta. at drugstores. (Adv).
The Training School
PARMELE, NORTH CAROLINA.
Martin County's Accredited High School for
the Colored Youth. Tuition Free. Board and lodg
ing reasonable. The next session begins Sep
tember 30, 1929. For further information, write
the Principal. Box 104, Parmele, N. C.
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Prices Are Higher at the
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Sales at the Farmert Warehouse have been increasing steadily in pounds and prices for the last few
days. We expect the increase to continue —Because:
First, the farmers are thoroughly convinced that we are working lor their interest at all times. Sec
ond, they are assured of the top market price; juid third, We sell tobacco and nothing else.
For your information, we give you a few averages made on our floors:
GRIFFIN AND WILLIAMS WYNNE AND BULLOCK
146 - - 27.00 $ 39.42 I*2 »■-•• - 3700 152 * 54
124 32.00 $ 39.42 »}° 3 4 JO 47.60
212 ..... 35.00 74.20 JJ r - ".00 ..... 24.96
192 „ 38.00 - 72.96 M - - - 2700 -y- - 23-76
64 40.00 , 65.60 - 37.80
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Average $36.82 ,
1004 ....... Totals .. $302.29
STALLS AND BULLOCK .. ' Average $31.00
56> ... 18.00 $ 10.08
186 23.00 « 42.78 SALES NEXT WEEK
114 31.00 35.34 ,
62 40.00 ~ . 24.80 Monday, September 23rd First Sale
( 48 26.00 ... r 12.48 Tuesday, September 24th Third Sale
- , ...... Wednesday, September 25th Second Sale
466 TouU * I2MB Thursday, September 26th tfrst Sale
Average $27.00 Friday, September 27th Third Sale
Tobacco is low, but no house is having better sales than our house. For the last two or three days
we have had a floor average of from 13 to 15 cents. Bring'us a load, and we will do our level best to sat
isfy you. "-
Barnhill and Ingram
7 WILLIAMSTQN, N, C.
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gladly recognize them in love, and re
ceive them in full fellowship.
The Kehukee Association was or
pniied in 1765, and hat had an hon
orable existence of 164 year*. It it
older than our Hag, constitution, or the
organization of our government. It
has not departed from it* time-honored
customs, but attends to the business
iof the association only. It was or
ganized not for an ecclesiastical author
ity to rule over the churches, but for
the pure worship of God, where breth
ren from widely scattered portions of
country might engage in solmn but de
lightful worship of Him who has called
them to glory and virtue.
Submitted in love and in behalf of
the truth by
B. S. COWIN,
• Clerk of Kehukee Association.
WILL LADY WHO PICKED UP
one suntan hose in front of bank
please return to Britt Hotel. It
We can furnish guar
WALTER R. CLARK
Care Clark Peanut Co.
PLYMOUTH N. C.
FOR SALE ONE VACANT LOl
In Parmelc, on the Scotland Neak
flran;H if the AC L. R P. Price
riifh*. ttswsoa llynun, WiiMU-T, N
C Route 4.
MONEY TO LOAN
TOWN PROPERTY OR FARM
5 Per Cent Interest—See
Elbert S. Peel
Attorney at Law Williamston, N. C.
Upon Your Home-and
Ifmbmm* u deurobU when tbt husband ts Mi*
and wtll. n ti not m ntasstty in
(k event of tm dtatb 'r
- " i h (h; bdmr across
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In A raw weeks the "For Sale" sign cornea down.
Another family move* into the beautiful home
acroat the street.
Other children play about the yard. Another
wwMft (falifhti in the comforts of the home.
When wife and children for whom the home waa
•, buih step through the doorway for the laat time,
a world which says:
"little room here for penniless widows and father*
laa children —without even a roof over them."
Father never thought such a fate would come to
but fathers who are alive and well can think
W. G. PEEL
Offices: Farmers & Merchants Bank Building
Friday September 20, 1929
WANTED: PART-TIME REPRE
sentative. Must be bank employee.
' Prefer cashier or assistant cashier who
E can devote few hour* each week to this
work. Write for detail*. P. O. Bo*
358. StatesrilVe. N. C.