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Tuesday, November 1, 1932
Too Much Organization
The politicians are troubling themselves to explain
exactly what is the matter with the country. But the
politicians do not agree on the cause.
After all, too much organization, which has led to
consolidation, has bled the unorganized of their prof
its and privileges.
Our government has allowed certain privileges to
business interests, enabling them to exact too much
profits, by which the unorganized business has been
bled white, and the organized business has grown gor
geously rich. Then wealth took the final step to
destroy the power of the individual to carry on an
equitable and fair basis of competition and business
freedom. Now, all the railroads, all the coal com
panies, most of the automobile manufacturers, most
of the fertilizer makers, all the tobacco firms, all the
steamship companies, Oil companies, nearly all the
chain stores, banking institutions, and sellers of bread,
potatoes, salt, sugar, clothing, and meats have their
prices fixed and governed in New York City, where
sits a board of national and international bankers,
who—through stock pools, bonds and mortgage trusts,
handled by friendly allied directorates—are literally
milking the life out of a very large portion of Ameri
can, as well as foreign, people. Their ways are so
smooth and so remote from the ordinary eye that they
draw all our blood, and we don't even see them.
This system can not be destroyed by an ordinary
president and a common Congress. Hoover has ut
terly failed—perhaps for the want of courage. Mr.
Roosevelt, who will be the country's next president,
will have a glorious opportunity to go down in history
a» a mighty statesman —if he will only restore the
power of the government of this country to the peo
ple, and free them from that silent, though vicious,
power that is exacting unfair tribute from every lick
of manual labor, every morsel of food, and every rag
of clothing in the country.
Organized business is starving unorganized hu
manity. Machinery has no love for the people of the
country. Human beings have, but they are being
crushed by machines.
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Ever thankful foe the services offered and done and
the acts of favor accorded it during the past years,
The Enterprise wishes, especially at this time, to
publicly express, along with all the members of the
family, its sincere appreciation for the valuable as
sistance rendered and offered during the Irecent death
of Mrs. W. C. Manning, a co-partner whose unsel
fish acts and desires for better things in life for others
had so much to do with the paper's operation during
The paper feels greatly indebted to Miss Hattie
Thrower and Rev. C. H. Dickey, who willingly as
sisted in the work of the office while members of the
firm were away.
More than twelve hundred thinking men and wom
en found their way into the auditorium in Raleigh
Saturday night to listen to Norman Thomas, candi
date of the Socialist Party for the presidency of the
United States. If there were those in that crowd who
went expecting to hear the leader of the Socialist Party
preach a doctrine of distribution of the wealth of the
nation and a destruction of the constitution and laws
under which the country is governed, they were sore
ly disappointed. He preached no such doctrine.
We are not so fully informed as to the teachings and
beliefs of the Socialist Party as to pass judgment up
on the party and what it stands for, or to predict what
would happen if that party came into full power* in
the United States. We are aware of the fact, how
ever, that due to the misunderstandings of the past,
there are those who do not distinguish between the
principles held by the Socialists and the Communists,
and who still believe that the Socialist Party holds
principles similar tp those under which the Russian
Soviet Government is now operating. Nothing could
be further from the truth. The Socialist Party is pot
a party of revolution. It holds some of the same prin
ciples and beliefs of those organizations which were
the forerunners of Sovietism without the revolution
ary tendencies which would wrack any movement.
One thing, however, was deeply impressed upon the
PUBLISH BO BVBRY
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minds of those who heard Mr. Thomas' address. That
• was that many of the ideas and principles which he
expressed himself and his party as favoring are sound
and must some day come to be written into the poli
cies of the parties that are to govern this nation.
Either these principles must be embraced, or we are
headed for a social revolution.
Mr. Thomas discussed frankly the various weak
nesses of the present American system of government,
and each panacea he offered was founded upon the
Democratic principles of Thomas Jefferson, of free
and equal opportunities to every man and just and
exact justice to all with special privileges to none. In
a way, many of his teachings hark back Jo the early
days of the nation, ignoring the common belief, in this
day so rampant, t|at capital must be considered in
all administrative or political enactments.
The older citizens who heard Mr. Thomas could not
fail to recall the early days of Bryanism. Not that
Mr. Thomas in any way reminded one of Bryan as a
speaker, bin in the similarity of the two men in their
thinking and in the principles they advocated. Bryan
advocated a score of policies that were repudiated by
the two major political parties of that day. He was
ahead of his time, as latter years have shown. De
feated three times in his effort to head this nation
and put into effect these policies which he preached,
he lived to see the day when the two great parties of
the land had adopted all of them save one.
One could not but be impressed with the fact that
Mr. Thomas was advocatisg policies and principles
which the great parties have not as yet been willing
to adopt. And yet these policies and principles rec
ommend themselves to the thinker as the soundest of
suggestions yet heard. We are free to predict that if
this nation lives and remains free, practically every
principle and policy so strongly advocated by Mr.
'iiiomas will be written into the creeds of the govern
ing parties. Time and conditions will force them to
adopt them or this nation will not survive. It is easy
to see how people can be influenced to follow leaders
year after year, even when they are slightly oppressed,
but it is just as easy to realize that the coming gen
eration of men and women will some day reach a
point where they will refuse to be further exploited
and made slaves of by the capitalistic class intent
only on rolling up huge gains because of greed and
avarice, single thought of the masses of the
people. • •
The Socialist Party may never come into power in
the United States; in fact, there is every reason to
think that it will not. But it is equally sure that the
principles for which it is now fighting must and will
survive if the nation is to continue to fulfill that des
tiny for which it was first conceived.
Speculation on the Kind of Winter We'll
The weather has always been and perhaps always
will be a popular subject for discussion. Many citi
zens are already speculating on the kind of winter we
are to have—whether it will be sold and long-drawn
out, etc. Some of the prophets contend that a mild
winter is usually followed by a severe one, but the
records do not prove this view to hold good every
time. It has been demonstrated that a mild winter
may be followed by a severe it may be followed
by another mild winter, or several qf them in a row.
When there are a few severe winters or a few mild
ones coming together; a few mild summers or a few
of scorching heat; or dry summers or wet summers
following each other, there will be much talk that the
weather has permanently changed; that it isn't like
jt used to be.
According to the weather records, which is the
only reliable weather data, year in and year out, the
weather is q.ear the same. There are extremes at
times, just as there have been extremes before. Cold
and heat, winter and summer, drought and rain, have
always come along with regularity, even if not dis
tributed to suit, and always will.
Which is said in connection with the knowledge
that many people are suffering now, and have been
in anticipation of a severe winter simply because last
winter was mild. This winter may be mild, or it may
be otherwise. But it won't be severe just because last
winter was mild. The meteorologist in charge of the
weather station in New York City says that the
weather in that city has been mild for five successive
winters, last winter being the 9econd warmest on rec
ord. Since there hu*e been five successful mild win
ters in New York, the weather man that a hard
winter is due, but he admits that while it will come
eventually it may not come at this time.
But New York weather isn't North Carolina weath
er. We haven't had five mild winters in succession.
Another weather bureau man expresses the belief on
his observation, although he doesn't give it as a pre
diction, that the coming winter will be mild. The New
York weather man says that in 80 per cent of the
cases under observation a warm October means a
warm winter. Consider October and make your own
New York World-Telegram.
Every so often in the unsung but relentless war
on disease a victory is announced. No spectacular
victory has been heralded in the fight on the great
killer cancer, but last week in St. Louis thirty-one of
the country's leading specialists agreed that cancer is
curable if discovered and treated in its early stages.
They reported more than 8,000 cures of more than
five years' standing. They urged annual physical ex
aminations of all persons past 35.
Cancer takes a toll of 150,000 lives in the United
States and Canada every year. To save these vic
tims and their suffering is the Job of this generation
•s the partial conquest of tuberculosis was the Job of
a preceding out.
• HOOL DAYS -" By DWIG
NOTICE OP SALE
Under and by virtue of a judgment
of the superior court of Martin Coun
ty in an action pending therein en
titled Town of Williamston vs. Rosa
Koberson, the undersigned commis
sioner will, on Friday, November 11th,
1932, at noon, in front of the court
house door of Martin County, offer
for sale to the highest bidder, for
cash, the following described tract of
One house and lot bounded on the
north by Broad Street, on the east by
Mattie Speller, on the west by Wheel
er Rice, and on the south by Caesar
This the 10th day of October, 1932.
R. L. COBURN,
ell 4tw Commissioner.
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of the author
ity contained in that certain deed of i
trust executed to the undersigned trus. I
tee on the 7th day of January, 1929,
by W. B. Peel and wife, "Esther E.
Peel, said deed of trust being of rec
ord in the public registry of Martin
County in book S-l, at page 165, sarhe
being given to secure a certain note
of even date and tenor therewith, and
the stipulations therein contained not
having been complied with, at the re
quest of the parties holding said note,'
the undersigned trustee will, on the I
21st day of November, 1932, at 12 o'-j
clock noon, in front of the courthouse
door, in the town of Williamston,
North Carolina, offer to the highest
bidder, for cash, at public auction, the
following described property:
Being lot No. 4 in Block A. and
1-2 of lot No. 5 in Block A, with the
improvements thereon, in that part- of
the town of Williamston, N. C, known
as New Town, and designated as the
J. W. Watts Land Division, a plat of
which is on record in the Register of
Deeds office in Land Division Book
No. 1, at page 632, and being a house (
and lot on Warren, or Hatton Street
adjoining the land of J. C. Anderson I
and the Farmers and Merchants Bank,
and being the same premises convey-1
ed to Harrison Wholesale Co. by the j
Carolina Farm Company, by deed,
dated July 19, 1920, and of record in
the Public Registry of Martin jCoun
ty~ in Boole D-2, at page 544!
Dated this the 20th day of October,
• o25 J 4fw Trustee.
NOTICE OP SALE
Notice is hefeby given that under
and by virtue'of an order and judg-j
ment of the Superior Court of Mar
tin County entered at the September'
Term, 1931, in that certain action there!
in pending entitled "Wade Davis, Lena |
Ambrose and husband, Frank Am
brose, Myrtle Ambrose and husband,
Herman Ambrose, Mary Jane Hollo- 1
nun, Vergie Davis and Hope Davis, I
et als vs. Mrs. Delia Davis and L.!
W. Mizelle, trustee," the terms and,
conditions of said judgment not hav- ■
ing been complied with, the under-'
signed commissioners will, on Mon
day, the sth day of December, 1932,1
at twelve (12) o'clock noon, at the
courthouse door of Martin County at.
.Williamston, North Carolina, offer
for sale, at public auction, to the high- 1
est bidder, for cash, all the right, title j
I and interest, the same being a one
*ixth (1-6) undivided interest of Wade
Davis, Lena Ambrose, Vergie Davis,
and Hope Davis each in and to the
following described tract of land, to
"That certain tract of land in
Jamesvill'e Township, bounded on the
north by the lands of the Bald Gray
tract and Smithwick lands, and on
the east by the Smithwick tract of
land, on the south by the Luke Mi
zelle tract of land, and on the west by
the T. A. Davis tract of land, contain
ing one hundred (100) acres, more or
less, and being the same premises oc
cupied by J. A. Davis at the time of
his death, and being fully described
in a deed of trust of record in the
Martin County Public Registry in
Book Y-2, at page 73."
This the 27th day of October, 1932.
HUGH G. HORTON and
B. A. CRITCHER,
nl 4tw Commissioners.
NOTICE OP PORECLOSURE
SALE OP LAND
State of North Carolina,
County of Martin.
Th« Padaral Land Bank of Columbia,
Plaintiff, vs. Roy Ourgsnua, Admr.
of Eli Qortanwt deceased, Mr*.
Bettk C. Gurganua, Sam Ourganus,
Durwood Gurganus, and Mrs. Mat
. tie Jamas, defendants.
Pursuant to a judgment entered in
the above entitled civil action on the
ijlst day of October, 1932, in the Su-
perior Court of said County by the
Clerk, I will, on the sth day of De
cember, 1932, at 12 o'clock in., at the
county courthouse door in said coun j
ty sell at public auction to the high
est bidder therefor the following de
scribed lands, situated in said county
jind state in Williamston Township,
and bounded and described as fol
That tract of land beginning at
James Rhodes' corner on the Hamil
ton road, thence south 1 degree west
132 1-2 poles to the corner of James
Rhodes in Mill Branch; thence up
Mill Branch south 79 1-2 degrees west
48 poles; south 60 degrees west 76
poles to the corner of James Rhodes'
land in Mill Branch; thence north 156
poles to the Hamilton Road; thence
along the Hamilton Road North 79
1-2 degrees east 122 poles to the be
ginning, containing 46 1-2 acres. This
land lies in Williamston Township,
Martin County, North Carolina, and
is bounded on the north by the land
of W. J. Whitaker, on the east by land
of Janies Rhodes, on the south by
Mill Branch and Sitterson land, and
on the west by land of James Rhodes.
This land was conveyed to the appli
cant by J. G. Staton and wife by deed
dated 25th September, 1912, and re
corded in the office of the Register of
Deeds for Martin County in Book T-l,
at page 423.
The terms of sale are as follows:
All bids will be received subject to
rejection or confirmation by the Clerk
Last ajtd Final
ALL DELINQUENT TAXES WILL BE AD
p s C
, ' ' . , : , . ■ * v i
VERTISED IN NOVEMBER. NO FURTHER
EXTENSION WILL BE MADE. PAY NOW
AND SAVE COSTS.
W. B. Daniel, T
of said Superior Court and no bid will
be accepted or reported unless its mak
| er shall deposit with said Clerk at the
, close of the bidding the sutn of two
New 7 1-2 ounce 70-inch
Peanut Bag* for tale in any
quantity at 8 1-2 cents each
as long as they last.
John A. Manning
Tuesday, November 1,1932
at a forfeit and guaranty of compli
ance with his bid, the tame to be cred
ited on hit bid when accepted.
Notice it now given that said lands
will be resold at the same place and
upon the same terms at 2 o'clock P.
M. of the same day unless said de
posit it tooner made.
Every deposit not forfeited or ac
cepted will be promptly returned to
This the 31st day of October, 1932.
B. A. CRITCHER.
nl 4tw Commissioner.
NOTICE OP RESALE OP REAL
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in a certain deed of
trust executed to the undersigned trus
tee by W. A. Perry and wife, Littie
Perry, on the Bth day of March, 1930,
and of record in the Public Registry
of Martin County, in book C-3, at page
219, a sale of said land having been
had ort the 22nd day of October, 1932,
and said bid having been raised as al
lowed by law, the undersigned trus
tee will, on Tuesday, the 15th day of
November, 1932, at 12 o'clock m., in
front of the courthouse door in the
town of Williamston, resell to the
highest bidder, for cash, the follow
ing described real estate, to wit:
First tract: Being 112 acres of land,
and being the same as conveyed by
the will of Calvin Jones to Calvin
Jones, James Jones, and Susan Jones,
and being the same premises that
were conveyed to W. W. Williams by
the Bank of Martin County, J. W.
Anderson and wife, and John Jones
j Second tract: Being two small tracts
! of land conveyed to W. W. Williams
|on October 13, 1913, by L. H. Wil
| liams and wife by deed of record in
I Book E-l, at page 33, Martin County
Registry, containing 7 acres, more or
| This the 31st day of October, 1932.
ELBERT S. PEEL,
nl 4tw Trustee.
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