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WILLIAMS TON, NORTH CAROUNA
W. C. MANNING
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C, as second-class matter under the act of Con
gress of March 3. 1879
Address all communications to The Enterprise
and not individual members of the firm.
I ruluy. Uetrmber 2'K I 'Ki't.
The Old ) ear In last Retreat
As the old year draws to a rapid close, it is of
little use to worry about what we left undone
or even nurse lasting regrets over the things
we should not have done A few hours more
and the last chapter in the 1939 volume will
have been written and closed and no power on
eartfj can reopen it again
Turning our thoughts to the New Year, we
certainly can make it a profitable one if we
only face the facts*fairly and squarely with a
determination to do what is right, to remem
ber our fellowman all year long as a friend and
not as a prey that our own individual pleasures
and desires might be satisfied
tT?we etnp?Tri?u-rrrry?TTVrf Tlte -huvtllnvv fore.
casts and try^o live in the tomorrow before the
day is spent, disappointment will be ours with
out the asking With a renewed pledge each
day to do better during that day, we have noth
ing to fear, But we must face the facts and cast
aside wild speculation in the things that novel
existed and will never exist if we are to reap
the fullness of the 1940 harvest.
Today, scores of Wilhamston business and
professional men extend to all a happy and pros
perous. New Year Surely, upon such a foun
dation of good will and personal interest we,
as a people, have little to fear come what may
i C.lumT Hralizttlion
Despite its multiplied horrors and untold suf
ferings, the war in Europe is having an appar
ently good effect on the lives of us who enjoy
peace and freedom on these shores. The for
eign conflict and restlessness of European lead
ers are bringing us closer to the ideals of peace
and opening our minds to the finer, simpler
truths that we unconsciously trampled under
our feet in years gone by.
In marked contrast to the turmoil in Europe
at Christmas-time, a yearning for peace for all
mankind was evident in our minds, in our
souls and 111 our acts For once we. as a great
people, paid little attention to man-made pro
posals for bringing peace, happiness and pros
perity to a struggling world; we turned our
thoughts to those principles propounded by the
Master and visioned a perfect peace, a never
ending joy and rest for all mankind in the riot
It isn't easy to state the very minute that we.
as a people, turned from our old ways and
started traveling toward a definite goal, a goal
that holds peace, hope and everything that is
good. Possibly there are those of us who doubt
the turn has been made, and, surely, there will
be time; when one can ii ell donht any ehnnge ?
But in the Christmas season just spent, the
words "Merry Christmas" seemed to carry a
greater meaning, a more sincere meaning than
they had heretofore. Millions proved by their
acts of generosity that there still glowed in
their hearts and souls a spark of love for their
fellowman, be he white or black, rich or poor.
Surely, these acts, these expressions of broth
erly love cannot perish from the earth when
they are made to live so brightly at Christmas .
Surely, in those acts and expressions there rests
a solution to all our troubles and cares, once
those acts and expressions are made to live all
And today as we feel a deep sympathy for
those who are experiencing sorrow and want
in foreign lands and those tess fortunate right
here at home, we must also feel our indebted
ness to them for bringing us to a closer realiza
tion of the values of freedom and peace, a free
dom and peace founded upon the principles of
Time For Action
Speaking before a civic organization recent
ly Dr F E Wilson, head of the Martin County
Health Department, presented some plain facts
that should stir somebody to action. Briefly, the
doctor stated that one out of every fourteen
children born in this county since July 1 of this
year was without legal parentage.
Definite facts and figures^are not available,
but added to this number are many hasty mar
riages marked by strife and unhappiness, mar
riages that often lead to the divorce courts and
broken families. Escape from these hasiy mar
riages, in many cases, is by abandonment. The
minute dockets in the courts of this county prc
sent a pitiful problem growing out of illegiti
matc births and abandoned families. Hardly a
session is held in this comparatively small coun-^
ty but what a mother is suing for the support
of her child.
wniie the practice is ifowoetT upon by some,
quite a few sections in this and other states are
tackling the problem through birth control. It
is a dangerous approach, possibly, and one that
should be given mtieh thought and considera
tion. When one looks the facts in the face and
realizes the seriousness of the situation he can't
In ip but_wonder-if something should not be
done Sometimes it seems that the proposed
approach to .the problem cannot bo as bad as
the problem itself, that birth control might of
fer some relief
Hot with or without birth control, the prob
lem will never be solved until our moral fibre
is-strengthened, and this modern society rec
ognizes a decent moral code.
Sorrow at on.1 time or another overtakes us
all, but nothing is sadder especially at Christ
mas time than the presence uf~ an unwanted
child at its mother's side while action is taken
in the courts for relief.
Such cases should be forever eliminated, and
it is up to a thoughtful people to eliminate
fprnrrrrtmcp tt'rrhortT Itnirard
There arc those who_ talk about success_
through hard work and perseverance, that the
two will bring prosperity, lasting happiness and
-Thev are to be admitted as two important
prerequisites to prosperity, but denied re
ward year after year the fellow who works
hard in the face of defeat is certain to throw in
the sponge sooner or later. Tht fellow who has
worked hard and failed time and again can be
expected to throw down his tools and quit. His
labor must be rewarded and unless it is re
warded no one can expect him to work and
feed and clothe the world for the glory he may
perhaps get out of such an act.
We urge the farmer to raise more chickens
and offer more eggs for sale. It's a great busi
ness to increase production. But at marketing
time when chickens sell for less than cost and
eggs can be bought cheaper than one can pro
duce them, the adviser is nowhere to be found,
tiive the farmer a fair return 011 his labor, and
he will increase his flocks and place fresh eggs
in plentiful quantities on every table in North
Carolina But don't point out to him the empty
fact that success is attained by hard work and
It is a common practice to point out the win
ner, the person who is fortunate enough to get
to the front and claim the prize. But what about
the hundreds of others who work equally as
hard, miss the grand prize and lose money in
Tax Problem Solution
A partial solution to our tax problem is found
on the world's war front, and striking as it may
seem many of those who have attacked the gov
ernment's spending progra mare willing to
drift along und see the tax sti ucture increased
Many of the politicians say that the war in
Europe does not affect us here in America, some
2,500 miles away. These politicians fail to real
ize that American commercehas been mater"
ially decreased, that we are spending billions
of dollars annually for armaments when we
should be spending it for relieving suffering hu
Realizing the cold facts that appear 111 such
hold relief, the politicians, ?t would seem, should
admit that the war in Europe is affecting daily
life m America and that any effort to end the
war would be recognized as a partial solution
to our problem of taxation
But merrily they go along their way. remain
ing with their heads in the sand while billions
are spent for war but coming to the surface to
yell their heads off when a few millions are
spent to relieve suffering humanity and raise
farm prices to parity.
Turnage Theatre ? Washington, N. C.
-Monday Dm. Sl-Jaa. 1
"A Call On The President"
Abb Bathers. Lewis Stone, Walter Brannan
Thursday-Friday January 4-5
Dorothy I .amour, John Howard, Aklm Tamiroff
y-Wedacaday January M
Ruler* Of The Sea"
Jr., tad Margaret Lackwood
Saturday January ?
"Santa he Mar thai"
with WILLIAM BOVD
ALIO SELECTED SHORT SUBJECTS
Have H?rd Riddle
For every gallon of fuel oil re
fined from a barrel of crude petrol
eum three gallons of gasoline also
emerge. That'* why gasoline prices
ai the mgnienl are weakening, whik.
fuel oil prices are rising. Demand
for the latter is heavier than ever as
a result of the installation of 1,860.
000 new oil -burners in American
homes in 1939. Yet, because high
way travel is below summer levels,
petroleum men don't know what to
do with all the gasoline they pro
duce while meeting the cold weath
er demand for fuel oil. They figur
ed maybe this year the war might
give an outlet for surplus gas, but
it hasn't strangely enough. So they
have to store it at considerable ex
pense and await next spring's revi
val of motoring demand
NOTICE OF RESALE
North Carolina, Martin County.
Under and by virtue of an order
of resale made by L. B Wynne,
Clerk of the Superior Court of Mar
tin County, on the 19th day of Dec..
1939 "in the matter of the sale of
the lands of W B. Watts and wife.
Florence H. Watts under deed of
trust dated Sept. 19th. 1936, and of
record in the public registry of Mar
tin County in Book p-3 at page 131"
the undersigned trustee will on Sat
urday the 6th day of January. 1940.
at 12 o'clock Noon in front of the
Courthouse Door in the town of Wil
liamston. North Carlina. offer for
sale to the highest bidder for cash
Rne following described real estate,
Beginning 187 1-2 feet from the
back corner on Haughton Street of.
fciabrnl Wiggins, thence along
llaughton Street 62 1-2 feet to C- D
JCarstarphen's corner, thence along
C. D. Carstarphen's line 150 feet,
Jhence' along a line parallel with
Haughion Street 62 1-2 feet, thence:
along a line- parallel with C D. Car
starphen's line to the beginning, and
being the same house and lot now
bccupie-d by said W. B Watts and
wife', Florence H Watts.
This the 21st day of Dece mber.
? M 1
Peel & Munningj Attys
Williamson, n. l? "?d29-2i
NorttrCaiulina. Martin County.?hr
The Superior Court
County of Martin against Joe White
borne and others.
The defendants. Marthena H. Dale
and husband. T. E Dale. Dorothy
Hargrove Holden and husband. Paul
B. Holden, Kachael Hargrove Brown
and husband. Silas Brown, above
named, will take notice that an ac
tion entitled as alxive has been com
menced in the Superior Court of
Martin County. North Carolina, to"
foreclose the taxes on land in Mar
tin County in which said defendants
have an interest; and the said de
fendants will further?take?notice
that they are required tn appear he,
fore L. B. Wynne. Clerk of the Su
perior Court of Martin County at his
office in Williamston. North Caro
lina, within thirty (30) days after
the completion of this service of pub
lication by notice and to answer
demur to the complaint <i?.the pi
tiff in this action. ?9r*the plaintiff
w41 apply to the Court for the relief
demanded in said complaint.
This the 18th day-*f Dec., 1939
L. B WYNNE.
Clerk Superior Court of
dl9-4t Martin County
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of the judg
ment of the Superior Court, Martin
County, in an action entitled "Joe
Harrell et al v. Annie HarrMl et al,"
the undersigned commissioner will,
on Monday, January 15. 1940, at 12
o'clock, Noon, in front of the court
house door, Martin County, offer
for sale to the highest bidder, for
cash, the following described tract
Beginning at the corner in Jesse
Williams line, running N 58 E 21
poles, thence N 68 E 9 poles, thence
5 58 W 28 poles, thenee N 27 1-2 W
6 poles to the beginning Containing
One Acre, more or les
Beginning at Northeast corner of
Lot No. 7. Jesse Williams land,
thence N 58 1-4 E 18 54-100 poles to
right of way of the A. C L. Railroad,
33 1-4 E 25 2-5 poles with said right
of way to corner of Beaulah Staton's
lot No. 14, thence S 58 14 W 19 7-10
poles, thence N 31 W 25 2-5 poles to
the beginning, it being Lots Nos. 5,
ley, duly recorded. Containing by
estimation Three (3) acres.
The last and highest bidder will
be required to mak? a deposit of 10
per cent of the purchase price at
This 11th day of December, 1939.
~~BTX. CRITCH0R, ~
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION
In Re: Fanners Supply Company, of
Williams ton. N. C.
Notice i? hereby given that on ami"
after December 20, 1939, the under
signed is no longer a partner in the
Farmers Supply Company, in Wil
liamston, N. C. All accounts due.
should be paid to the Farmt'rs Sup
ply Company. Further the under
signed is no longer responsible for
any act or debt of the Farmers Sup
ply Company or either of its part
ners, on and after this date
This the 20Ui day Of Dee , 1939.
d22-4t N. R. PEEL
SALE OF REAL ESTATE
Under and by virtue of the pow
er of iile vested In me by deed of
trust executed to me on February
23, 1939 by C. S. Thompson and wife,
Catherine Thompson of record in the
Register of Deeds office in Martin
County, in book X-3 at page 172.
Default having been made in the
payment thereof, as therein prescrib
ed and demand having been made
upon me by the holder of the indebt
edness secured thereby, 1 will on
January 19, 1940 at 12 o'clock noon
offer for sale for cash, subject to
any pre-existing indebtedness, the
Being the identical tract of land
allotted to Edward Williams in the
division of the lands of Robert Wil
liams, deceased, containing 17 4-9
, acres more or leas. Reference to said
division is hereby made for a more
accurate description of said tract
ot land, (aid division being of record
in the public registry of Martin
County and being a one-ninth (1-t)
interest in the hmi of the late Rob
ert Williams home place, also being
same lenH convey ed la E. f S?li
bury and P. La. Salsbury by H. S.
Johnson, Truste#, in deed dated
March 28, 1921, recorded in registry
of Martin County in Bopk J-2, page
I Terms of sale will 6e cash and a
deposit of 10 per cent will be requir
ed of the bidder to b< deposited with
PAUL R WATERS,
Having qualified as administrator
of the estate of Claudia Francis, de*
ceased, late of Martin County, North
Carolina, this is to notify all persons
having claims against the estate of
said deceased to exhibit them to
the undersigned at Williamston, N.
Ic , on or before the 30th day of No
I vember. 1940, or this notice will be
I pleaded in bar of their recovery. All
persons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate payment.
This 29th day of November, 1939
DON E JOHNSON.
Administrator or Ctaudia Francis
B A. Critcher. Atty. dl-6t
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL
Under and by virtue of the power j
of sale contained m deed of trust ex-1
eeuted to me as trustee by Joe H.
and Connie Mizzelle duly recorded
in the office of the Register of Deeds
of Martin County, in Book P-3, at
Default have been made in the
payment of note thereby secured
and due demand having been made
upon me by the holder of said in
debtedness. I will on the 19th day
of January, 1940, offer for sale for
cash, subject t?f any pre-existing in
debtedness, the following described
Situate in Cross Roads Township.
Martin County, North Carolina, and
on the public rOad leading from Rob
erson Bridge to Cross Roads Church,
public road an
J. Roberson, c
n the North by the
1 the lands of Carrie
the East by the
lands of Mrs bertha Stalls, on the
South by the old Bynum Roberson
farm, on the West by the center of
run of Tranters Creek Being known
as the Margaret Andrews Place,
DR. V. M. MEWBORN
Plymouth office, Liverman Drug
Co., every Fri., 2 to 5 p. m
Roberson vtll>? Offirr. SrnttV'JgW^
elry Rtnre, Tuesday, per 1<l
Bethel office: Rives Drug Store,
Monday. Jan. 8, 9 a m to 12 m.
Eyes Examined - Glasses Fitted
At Tarboro Every Saturday
Williamston office, Peele Jly Co.,
How To Relieve
Bronchitis, acuta or chronlo, la an
Inflammatory condition of the mu
cous membranes lining the bronchial
tubes. Creomulslon goes right to the
seat of the trouble to loosen germ
laden phlegm,Increase secretion and
aid nature to soothe and heal raw. ?
tender, inflamed bronchial mucous
membranes. Tell your druggist to sell
you a bottle of Creomulslon with the
understanding that you are to like
the war It quickly allays the cough
^ou are to have your money back.
for Cough,, Chest Cold,, Bronchitis
which ii fully described in that deed
from W. I James, Trustee, to D. A
James, of record Martin County
Registry, in Book P-3, page 372, con
taining 66 acres, more or less
Terms of sale will be cash and a
10 per cent deposit will be requir
ed of the bidder, to be deposit with
L B. WILLIAMS.
Sunday-Monday December 31-January 1
".MAIN STREET LAWYER"
irith Eduard Ellis and Anita Louise
Tuesday DOUBLE FEATURE January 2
"Coteretl Trailer'" ?illi The Gleason Family
"Our Neighbors, The (jirtcr?", Fay Rainier
Wednesday Thursday ? --- : January 3-4
irith Charles I-aughton
Friday-Saturday January 5-6
irith M eater Hros., Elriry and Roy Rogers
WK WILL ON
Thursday. January 1, 1910 \
10:00 O'clock A. M. At The Hear Of
Offer for Hale at |iuhlie auction, the fol
io* iiiK property to-*it: Three mules,
I'W.i I 'l?-toii Foril truck. 1937 pick-up
Chevrolet truck, I Farniall No. 12 trac
tor. I International hay press, 20 rolls
poultry wire, I ne* two-horse ilisk. 2 new
yiiano distributor-, liirm' 'p'Ht'tity it1 "'I
plo*s, cultivators uml other farm imple
nieiits. castings, plow heanis, etc.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
IN THK VARIOUS TOWNSHIPS IN MARTIN COUNTY
BEGINS IN JANUARY
The Machinery Art of I1!W, Sorlion 302. requires thai all proper
-ty, real anil personal. shall lie listed. or listed and assessed, as the
ruse mail be. ill accordance Mitli ownership ami value, as of the
first dim <>f January each year. . ? ?
All_County Taxes Must Be
Listed in January
It is urged that all taxpayers list their property during
specified period and avoid the penalty of the Ian.
S. H. Grimes
TAX SUPERVISOR, MARTIN COUNTY