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Tuesday, August 16, 1932
T h e Business Up-Turn
We are about to have a business revival, because
people have been over-conservative and most stocks
of manufactured goods have been depleted. There
fore, everybody needs something, and hence some
trading must be done, which naturally puts a little
something doing all along the line.
Then, too, the politicians are talking a lot of big
stuff. Hoover says he has jumped prosperity and if
the folks will just elect fcim for another 4 years he
will certainly put food in the folks, clothing on them,
and money in their pockets. On the other hand, we
find the Democrats saying that the mere prospect
to say nothing about the certainty—of a Democratic
administration is helping business.
We all want improvement in business, yet it is to
be hoped that we will have enough good sound sense
to appreciate our business opportunities, build on
solid sane foundations, rather than on a flimsy, fleet
ing pleasure-bent tangent.
If we do have a spurt in business let's not fly off
and forfiet ourdeK'es, as we did once. It is not going
to last long enough to pay what we owe.
Immigrants Going Back Home
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Providence Evening Bulletin
The vast tides of immigration have turned. And
most of the returning immigrants are more than con
tent to go back. . .
Thoroughly disillusioned, they agree that home is
best. The little paved courtyard in Genoa smelling
of garbage, goats and children never seemed so
sweet. The little (arm in Hungary, the little shop
"in Greece, never so attractive.
The mujik who set out for the land of promise to
Seek his fortune and finished up on the night shift in
a Pittsburgh foundry is going gack to his manure
warmed hut. The fiddler from Vienna, who came
over to astonish the world and ended by astonishing
only himself running an elevator in Hoboken, is go
ing back to buy a new fiddle and enjoy life.
Coolie Wage Not Desirable
Beaufort Nrwr. —*—
The funds provided by Congtess for highway con
struction have a two-fold purpose; first to furnish
jobs to people who badly, need them lind, second, to
build roads. The roads needed, of course, but the
SCHOOL DAYS By DWIG
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jobs are needed much more at this time. In its anx
iety to get as much mileage built as possible, it seems
to have been the desire of the Highway Commission
to get ts labor at low a price as possible, and it pro
]x>sed to pay unskilled labor only IS cents an hour
for 30 hours a week. Fortunately, the United States
Bureau of Public Roads insisted that the minimum
wage should not be less than 20 cents an hour.
There has been a big decline in the prices of food
stuffs, as every one knows, but still it will require
some very careful management to supply a family
with sufficient food for $6 a week, which is the sum
unskilled workers on the roads will receive. Prob
ably most of these workers will be men with families.
L The sum of $4.50 a week is of course insufficient to
provide a family with the bare necessities of life. If
possible to do it, the Highway Commission would
better pgy its men more than $6 a week instead of
less. The development of the South has been hin
i dered for generations past by a low wage scale. This
was due to slavery in the beginning, which even unto
this day exerts a bad influence-on the economic and
social structure of the South.
The Democrats do hot seem to think so very much
of the "Hoover speech, nor do the Republicans think
so very much of the Roosevelt speech.
If both men and their parties will do as much for
the people as they do in their efforts to win the elec
tion, it will insure pretty good government. Pre
elections promises, alas, are generally forgotten be
tween the home district and Washington.
All the nations involved in the Great War, like
hospital patients, are counting what the operation
cost and picking at the bandages. The Carnegie En
dowment has shown that this war cost $340,000,000,-
000 and ten million lives.
According to Mr. Andrew Mellon, the, little brawl
-cost the United States $51,000,000,000, counting in
terest Update, As recently as 1885, that sum would
have bought the whole United States and everything
Today, it would buy sixteen states like Alabama,
or three Californias, with a couple of Colorados thrown
in. It would buy the entire State of New York, with
New York City thrown in, and there would be enough
change left over to buy four states like Maryland.
If you had started throwing away dollars the day
Christ was born and kept it up at the rate of $1 a
minute, without pausing to eat or sleep, you would
only now be starting on your second billion.
At 5 |>er cent, $51,000,000,000 would provide an
annual income of $2,550,000,000, or enough to pen
sion 2,125,000 old people at SIOO a month, virtually
abolishing poverty in this country. This is what the
World War cost us in the United States to date, and
the end is not yet. In Canada the proportion is prob
ably much greater.
Was anything involved in that struggle worth that
much? Can any nation afford to go to war for any
reason except invasion? No remedy is suggested,
because there are already a hundred panaceas which
are supposed to abolish war. In fact, this war it&elf
was Supposed to be a war to end wars!
Observers warn that another world war is just a
round the corner, which, unless headed off, will make
the last one look like a piker in money cost, in loss
of life and destruction.
Every Kiwanian should let it be known to every
legislator that the time has come when no man can
be elected who does not do everything in his power
to avoid a recurrence of the World's greatest disaster.
'Jingoism, the call to |)atriotism to gain a moment's
publicity for the speaker, everything of that kind
must be suppressed, and the world given a chance to
get back on ;m even keel, if civilization is not to be
supplanted by chaos and government by anarchy.
TO CHECK LOSS
When Left Unscattered, It
Loses Plant Value and
Is Breeding Place
Manure from the barn lot or dairy
shed piled out-of-doors and left un
covered during summer is not only a
breeding place for troublesome flies
but loses considerable of its plant
food value. Now that the depression
makes it necessary to get the most
from every pound of farm fertilizer,
it might be wise to scatter this ma
nure in summer if no good place is
available for holding it over until the
E. C. Blair, extension agronomist at
State College, cites the case of an ex
periment made in another state where
barnyard manure was mixed with bed
ding and left out-of-doors in * pile
from April 1 to October 1, lost 41
percent of its nitrogen, 47 percent of
its phosphoric acid, of its
I potash and 57 percent of its total
weight. Cow manure exposed in a
similar manner lost 41 percent pf its
nitrogen, 19 percent of its phosphoric
acid, eight percent of its potash and
49 percent of its total weight.
Losses are greatly reduced by leav
ing the manure in the stables where it
is well tramped and not exposed to
the weather. The smallest losses oc
cur, however, when manure is not al
lowed to accumulate but is spread out
over the land every few days. This
also reduces the fly population of the'
Under conditions of North Carolina
agriculture it may be difficult to find
a place to spread manure in summer
but there are always a few such places
on every farm, Blair believes. In late
spring and early summer, the material
may go around the young corn; afterj
small grain, the manure may go on the j
stubble land; from August until Jan-,
uary, the manure may go on sod land i
ready for corn the following year and I
from January until April, the manure I
makes an excellent top-dresser for
small grain. The garden should be
covered at this time also and the tobac
co land will need a good application,
The world's oldest living member of
the Masonic fraternity is said to be
99-year-old Josiah Stahl, of Van Buren
Ark., who joined the fraternity by a
special dispensation when he was 19
years old in 1851.
Long Way To School
In the past four years, 18-year-old
Marcia Campbell •communted a total
of 56,1(K) miles between her Ben Hill
(Ga.) home and the Atlanta high
school, from which she was recently
WHITE RAGS WANTED: WE
will buy clean white rags (not
scraps) for 2 1-2 cents pound. Cen
tral Service Station, Williamston, N.
C. a 9 2t
NOTICE OP SALE
Under and by virtue of the authority
conferred upon me in a deed of trust
executed by J. K. Edmondson and
wife, WiHer Edmondson, on the Ist
day of September, 1930, and recorded
in Book E-3 page 56, I will on Mon
day, August 29th, 1932, at 12 o'clock
noon, at the courthouse door in Mar
gin County, Williamston, N. C., sell
at public auction for cash to the high
est bidder, the following land, to-wit:
One certain house and lot situated
in the town of Hamilton bounded on
the south by Harry Waldo, on the
west by Harry Waldo, on the east by
Front Street, and on the north by a
side street, being the same lot pur
chased from Harry Waldo.
This the 25th day of July, 1932.
J. B. EVERETT,
ag 2-4t-w Trustee.
SALE OP VALUABLE FARM"
Under and by virtue of the author
ity conferred upon us in a deed of trust 1
executed by M. L. Bunting and wife, 1
Susie Bunting, on the 19th day of
July, 1924, and recorded in Book T-2,
page 59, we will on Saturday, the 27th
day of August, 1932, 12 o'clock noon,
at the courthouse door in Martin
County, Williamston, N. C., sell at pub
lic auction, for cash, to the highest
bidder, the following land, to wit:
All that certain tract, piece, or par
cel of land, containing 184 7-10 acres,
more or less, situate, lying and being
on the road leading from Oak City to
Hobgood about 2 miles northwest of
the town of Oak City, Gooae Nest
Township, Martin County, N. C., ad
joining the lands of Matthews, et als,
on the N. and E., lands of Richard
Warren, Lester Harrell, Forbes, and
Barr on the S., lands of N. J. Mayo
on the W„ and the lands of P. L. Sals
bury on the northwest and more par
ticularly described as follows: Begin
ning on the road leading from Oak
City to Hobgood, a corner of Mat
thews et als; thence with said road S.
56* E. 31.60 chs., thence N. 45* 45' E.
13.80 chs., thence S. 48* E. 19.63 chs.
to 2 pine stumps; thence with the line
of Richard Warren S. 41* 30" W. 1 ch.
to the aforesaid mentioned road; thence
with a ditch S. 46* W. 8.90 chs., S.
33* 50' W. 5 chs., S. 52* 30* W. 1 ch.,
S. 63* 30' W. 2.85 chs., S. 79* W. 1.30
chs., N. 60* W. 3.40 chs., N. 79* W.
3.70 chs., S. 72* W. 13.80 chs., S. 59*
W. 9.90 chs., to Cypress Swamp Canal:
thence with said Swamp N. 37* W. 38
chs. to a canal; tehnce with said canal
N. 12* E. 16 chs., thence N. 82* 18
chs. tp the beginning, and beingr the
same land conveyed to the said M. L.
. Bunting by the following deeds: B. A.
Critcher, commissioner, dated Jan. 22,
1919, and of record in Martin Co.,
Public Registry in Bk. X-l, Pg. 570,
J. C. Ross and .wife, dated Oct. 14,
1919, and of record in the said Public
Registry in Bk. Y-l, Pg. 554.
The following described property it
excepted from the sale of the above de
That lot or parcel of land adjoining
the lands of Arch Harrell and the
State Highway No. 125 and beginning
at M. L. Bunting and Arch Harrell'*
corner, on said highway, thence run
ning E. with the line of M. L. Bunting
and Arch Harrell 70 yds., thence N.
from the said Bunting and Harrell
line, a straight line 35 yds., thence W.
a straight line 70 yds. to State High
way No. 125, thence S. with aaid
highway a straight line to the begin
ning, biting a parcel of land 70 yds.
long by 35 yds. wide, and being the
same land which was conveyed to the
said parties of the second part by deed
M. L. Bunting and wife, by deed dat
ed May 18, 1927, and recorded in the
public registry of Martin Co. in Bk.
V-2, page 412, to which reference is
This sate is made by reason of the
failure of M. L. Bunting and wife,
Susie Bunting, to pay off and dis
charge the indebtedness secured by
said deed of trust.
A deposit of 10 per cent wifl be re
quired from the purchaser at the tale.
This the 22nd day of July, 1932.
W. G. BRAMHAM AND T. L.
BLAND, RECEIVERS FOR
FIRST NATIONAL COM
PANY OF DURHAM, INC.,
FORMERLY FIRST NA
TIONAL TRUST COM
PANY, DURHAM, N. C.
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Under and by virtue of the power
and authority vested in the under
signed by that certain deed of trust
executed and delivered by R. E. Gard
ner, W. E. Davenport and wife, Clara
Gardner Davenport, to Joseph B. Ram
sey, trustee, dated the twenty-fifth day
of February, 1914, and duly recorded
in Book XXXX, at page 581, Martin
County Registry, default having been
made in the payment of the indebted
ness therein secured, and the holder of
the same having requested a sale of
the land described in the said deed of
trust, the undersigned will, on Satur
day the twentieth day of August, 1932,
at twelve o'clock noon, in front of the
county courthouse of Martin County,
in the town of Williamston, N. C., sell
at public auction for cash, the follow
ing described real estate:
Lying and being in Goose Nest
Township, Martin County, and de
scribed as follows:
Bounded on the east by Conoho
Creek, on the south by the landa of
HOT WATER _______
LITTLE by Kttle, Electricity has lifted " ""
the burden of housework from woman's
shoulders. It doot her cleaning and wash
ing and ironing. It cooks hor meals. It /SA ' '
keeps hor food cold and safo. And now 1 ' I»VV I
it provides an abundance of Hot Water*. J f jSV^I
automatically. * % * fl
Think of itl Plenty of hot water al>
way*—when and where yon want it— -i.' ""
morning, noon and night..,ready for coo- *Sfc»C* ; '...'
stant use without the slightest personal
attention from you. TKet is why you
should install a« automatic Electric Water |H|
There is nothing to romamhar. There I
is nothing to forget It is carefree, safe
and dependable. Automatic control and I
heavy insulation moans new economy, too.
a You owe it to yourself and to yoor fam> ■■
ily to learn all tbe bets about Hot Water
hy wire. s>... is
a site to ftt your needs end year budget.
Ask about the Special Payment Plan teat H
makes buying now ready eosy.
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Prima* Lynch, on the west by the
land* of James Council, on the north
by the lands of Baker Council, contain
ing about 175 acres, more or less, and I
known as the late John P. Hyman I
farm, the same being situate.about two
You Can Whip Our Cream
You Can't Beat Our Milk
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School time is almost here. Prepare your
boys and girls physically as well as mentally by
giving them pure milk. Milk is the perfect 4ood
for young and old and contains all the elementals
which promote growth, health, and energy. Use
our milk and milk products, (or they are clean and
pure. Our milk is obtained from tested cows and
prepared in our modern spotless plant by the lat
est methods, thus assuring pure, safe dairy foods
for your boys and girls.
In addition to our cows, every man or woman
employed in our dairy holds a certificate from
the local county physician showing the perfect
condition of their health.
J. F. WEAVER, Mgr. WILLIAMSTON
I FOR SALE
We Have a Few:
N. C. JOINT STOCK LAND BANK
SI,OOO Denomination for $350.00 and
accrued interest. These bonds pay $50.00
a year interest and have never default
ed. Have you ever heard of such a bar-
I Eastern Bond &
I Mortgage Co.
C. H. Godwin Phone
I Julius S. Peel Williamston, N. C. 65
Tuesday August 16, 1932
and one-half miles from Oak City.
This 20th day of July, 1932.
ELLA U. RAMSEY,
Executrix of Joseph B. Ramsey,
trustee. jy26 4tw