North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
Published Every Tuesday and JTiday by the
ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO.
WIIJJAMSTON. NORTH CAROLINA.
W. C. MANNING
Editor ? 1908 19J8
(Strictly Cash in Advance 1
?IN M ARTIN COUNT* __
One year 11.75
Six months _______ 1.00
OUTSIDE MARTIN COUNTY
One year $2.25
Six months 1.25
No Subscription Received Under C Months
Advertising Rate Card Furnished Upon Request
Entered at the post office in Williamston, N
C., as second-class matter under the act of Con
gress of March 3. 1879.
Address all tn The Enterprise
and not individual members of the firm
Tuesday. May II. IVW.
I ) rut irouml I'luii
National Cotton Week. set for May 17-25,
"promises to be the greatest event of its kind
in cotton's history.
Promoted by the National Cotton Council,
the Cotton Textile Institute and other cooperat
ing agehcies. Cotton Week m the nineteen cot
ton-producing states will bring before the pub
lic a record parade of cotton products.
With merchants of the Belt featuring their
annual cotton sales it is certain that cotton con
sumption will take a decided jump during Na
tional Cotton Week. Promotional plans which
bring into play every agency in the community
can but result in such an increase.
Yet an increase in volume of cotton sales dur
ing National Cotton Week alone is not enough.
To increase cotton consumption appreciably we
"musl convert Cotton W.eeK uilo a J ear around
plan If the goal of a ten per cent gain in do
mestic consumption set by the National Cotton
Council for the immediate future is to be reach
ed. every man, woman and child in the. United
States must use an additional 14-100th of an
ounce of cotton every day of the year.
Fourteen-hundredths of an ounce is not a very
imposing quantity. But when the per capita in
crease per day ol cotton reaches that quantity,"
we will be using 750,000 bales a year more than
II .I -II.. lit pr.-si-nt Tins increase would bring
domestic consumption to within a few hundred
bales of the all-time high.
The Cotton Council is launching a program
which can bring about that increase, an increase
which will make it Cotton Week not once, but
fiftv-iwn hpnK :i vear Cooperation of the pco
ple of the Belt will go a long way toward mak
ing that program successful.
4 kin To Hard
For oni George McKec. of Anderson. South
Carolina, hi boyhood days reflected htird times
At l'east those trying days offered something
that was close kin to depression. McKee's story,
appearing below, is recognized as a good ton
ic for many of us who are prone to complain
about times just because we can't ride twenty
out of the twenty-four hours of the day. attend
?ill tiir .-l.nu-*: ii.?li up .11 Hie cigarettes mirt
enjoy an all-summer-long vacation. McKee
"Don't talk to me about hard times. I w as born
eight miles from a railroad, nine miles from a
school house, nine miles from a church. 88!)
miles from New York, 200 yards from a wash
hole, 15 feet from a cornfield, and 8.767 miles
from Hong Kong.
"Our nearest neighbor lived two miles away,
and they couldn't read nor write. I never saw a
suit of underwear until 1 was 17 years old, and
that revolution didn't belong to anybody in our
family. The only book in the house during my
early childhood was a Bible and a catalogue
somebody sent us.
"There were twelve members in our family,
but you see, we had three rooms to live in, in
cluding the dining room, which also served as
a kitchen. Everybody worked at our house We
thought everybody else in the world had gra
vy and bread for breakfast, liver and cracklin'
hoecake for dinner, buttermilk and corn pone
for supper, 'cause that's what we had?and liked
"Some of us wore brogan shoes occasionally
in the wintertime. We had nice white shirts for
summer use. We slept on straw ticks, and pil
lows were not thought of or required. I didn't
know that money would rattle until I was near
ly grown. Father got hold of two half dollars
at the same time, once and let us hear them rat
tle. Taxes were not higher, but harder to pay
"We had owned two kerosene lamps, neither
of which had a chimney. Our house wa&p't ceil
ed, but two of our rooms had lofts m them. We
had a glass window in our company room. Out
nicest piece of furniture was a home-made rock
ing diair. Our beds were of the slat and tight
rope variety. The 'trundle bed' took care of all
the young-uns under five years of ago, and it
?Uysd full aU of the time
"We went to school two or three months in a
year, but not in a bus. We attended church once
a year, but not in a car; we used a two-mule
team We dressed up on Sundays but not in
silks in satins. We neitliei muti kmrs nor re
ceived any. We made our own lye hominy, dis
tilled our own lye from our own ash hopper.
We drank sasafras tea and never had a yearning
"We sopped our own molasses; we ate our
meat; we considered rice a delicacy for only the
preachers to eat; we had heard of cheese, but
never saw any; we knew of some store-bought
clothes but never hoped to wear any, we got a
stick of candy and three raisins for Christmas
and were never hungry, enjoyed getting naked,
didn't want much, expected nothing. And khat's
wtrvmr no-called hard times ain'4 hard on me-"
4 Ulol On .4 Civilised County
According to reliable estimates advanced by
the Health Department there are approximate
ly 2.000 homes in Martin County without toilet
facilities, the sanitarian declaring that in most
of these cases not even the crudest type- privy
forms a part of the outlying landscape.
It is hard to believe that such a condition ex
ists in this ,a supposedly civilized county. But
there is no reason to discredit the health de
partment's estimate, ahd slnce the findings can
not be disputed then they are to be considered
as a blot on the progress of this county.
There is good reason to believe that no such
condition existed 111 greater proportions at any
Other time the county with the possible ex
ception of the time when the savage Indians
roamed the forests and swamplands or when
the white man first came here and first had to
provide a shelter for his head. It would appear
that civilization is slipping when it practices
such strict economy and endangers the public
health by such false and absurd economy.
A man built a sizable house in this county
some time ago and up until just recently there
wasn't a toilet on the place. Landlords, for one
reason or another in numerous cases have re
fused to provide toilet facilities for their tenants,
their action directing them to the woods and
covered spots just as if they were animals of
When such a condition as that reported bv
the health department is allowed to exist it
would appear advisable for our fast-living so
?eiety. aj-l vdrru.lhing frnm thn frnnlal ap.
pearance and add it to the rear in the name of
common decency if not in the name of better
Why People Siay Away From Church
Our of the most thought provoking article!
we have read in a long time is by Robert Quil
len, well known paragrapher and columnist.
Why are people staying away from church?
he ie.ki?They, ure not, he answers, if the preach,
er has something to give them. The few great
preachers never face an empty seat.
"If preachers who have ability will quit try
ing to lecture 011 current events, or trying to
provide pleasant entertainment and sincerely
strive to show-people how to solve their proh
lems, and find their way to God, the church will
be filled again by the multitudes who hunger
for peace," said Mr. Quillen.
This article by Mr. Quillen ought laJac read..
by every minister of the gospel in America. It
is one of the answers to the question as to what
is wrong with the church today. Mr. Quillen:
" 'J have been to see a doctor for the first time
since I was a kid, and now at the age of 42 I am
face to face with the awful mystery of death.
I'm not kidding myself. I'm scared. What are we
when we die? Just what? I have never thought
about these things. Who can tell me the answer,
and make ine believe it? If anybody known any?
thing, where can I find it?'
"The man who wrote that appeal unknowing
ly spoke for millions?not millions who are fac
ing death, but millions who are facing life. They
are people who find no solace or balm or peace
of spirit except by the sorry expedient of refus
ing to think.
"Yet a recent magazine article says people are
quitting the church, and more than a thousand
small churches close every year?all of them
"The Catholics are growing?partly because
Their number increases by birth, each child
reared in a Catholic family being claimed by
the church, while a child of Protestant parents
is counted as nothing unless he joins the church
of his own volition; but also because the Cath
olics, made wise by centuries of experience, ap
peal to all the senses, knowing that Trtt beauty
brings people closer to God, and the peace of
soul for which they long is not developed by
exhortation alone, but also with the aid of
soothing lights and stately architecture and
beautiful musie. Man can wurstap in the woods,
but, as the other Roosevelt said, he seldom does
"Why are people staying away from church?
The answer is that they aren't if the preacher
has something to give them. The few great
preachers never face an empty seat.
"Other preachers fail, as movies, writers and
radio programs fail, because they have nothing
worthwhile to offer and therefore bore people.
Dull talk concerning religion, morals and sin
is n* less tiresome than dull talk about the wea
thar?and saytng tt loudPT doesn't make it
"The pulpit must be wiser than the pew.
"If-preachers who have ability will quit try
ing to lecture on current events, or provide
pleasant entertainment, and sincerely strive to
show people how to aolw their problems and
find their way to God the church will be filled
again by the multitudes who hunger for peace "
Re-Queens Apiary Due To
Am Outbreak Of Disease
Carl Ingram, of the Fork Town
ship in Wayne County was forced to
re-queen his apiary because of an
outbreak of the European Foulbrood
disease, reports K. B Harper, as
sistant county farm agent.
NOTICE OF SALE
North Carolina. Martin County. In
The Superior Court.
County of Martin vs. C. A. Forrester
and wife. Mary Forrestor, W. C.
Manning. Jr.. Administrator, Ernie
Knutti, and Town of Williamston.
Under and by virtue of an order of
sale and judgment in the above en
titled proceeding made by L. B
Wynne. Clerk of the Superior Court
oT Martin County, on Monday, the
22nd day of April, 1940, the under
signed commissioner will, on Thurs
day, the 23rd day of May, 1940, at |
twelve o'clock noon, in front of the,
Icourthduse door in the town of Wil
liamston, N. C? offer for sale to the
hignest bidder for cash the follow
ing described real estate, to wit:
Being a part of lots No. 12 and No.
13, adjoining lot No 14 of the Watts
Grove property, having 65 feet front
age on Williams Street and adjoin
ing the lands of A. J. Manning and
the house which was formerly oc
cupied by Raymond Cherry, as
shown by may of same in the Reg
ister's office of Martin County in
Land Division Book No. 1.
This the 22nd day of April. 1940.
CHAS H. MANNING,
Having this day qualified as ad
ministrator of the estate of George
H Mizell. Sr.. deceased, late of Mar
tin County, this is to notify all per
sons having claims against said estate
to present same to the undersigned
within twelve (12) months from the
date of this notice, or this notice will
he pleaded in bar of their recovery.
All persons indebted to said estate
This the sixth day of May, 1M0.
R L MTZRIJ.,
AdiiuniJtf lui of the estate ol?
mT-dt George H Muell, Sr
RECEIPT BOOKS FOR SALE: EN
terpnse Publishing Company. Tel
ephone 48 a26-tf
North Carolina. Martin County.
Having this day qualified as ad
ministratrix of the estate of N. T.
Leggett, deceased, this is to notify
all persons having claims against
said estate to exhibit same to the un
dersigned or her attorneys within
twelve months of the date of this no
tice, or this notice will be pleaded in
bar of any recovery. All persons in
debted to said estate will please make
This the 28th day of March, 1M0
MRS. FANNIE LEGGETT,
Administratrix of the Estate of
N. T. Leggett.
Peel A Manning, Attys. al2-6t
Having qualified as administratrix
of the estate of B. M. Worsley, de
ceased, late of Martin County, North
Carolina, this is to notify all persons
having claims against estate of said
deceased to exhibit them to the un
dersigned at Oak City, N. C., on or
before the 10th day of April, 1941, or
this notice will be pleaded in bar of
their recovery. All persons indebted
to said estate will please make lm
This 10th day of April. 1040
MRS. NANNIE H W<
Adminiauiirlie of a M Wortley
B A Critcher, Atty. al2-6t
NOTICE or SALE
North Carolina. Martin County. In
The Superior Court.
Connty at Martin TS. Henrietu 8ta
toa and husband, E. H. S talon.
Moan Janes and wife. Mrs. Maaca
Janes. Ellen Thome and hmband.
Jim Thame, Jahn Henry Jones and
Mrs. Jahn Henry Jones, Jack Janes,
and Mrs. Jack Janes, Annie Eliza
Turner and husband. Charlie Jones
and Mrs. Charlie Jones.
Under and by virtue of an order
of sale and judgment in the above
entitled proceeding made by L. B
Wynne, Clerk of the Superior Court
of Martin County, on Monday, the
22nd day of April, 1940. the under
signed commissioner will, on Thurs
twelve o'clock noon, in front of the
courthouse door in the town of Wil
lntMtor. N. C . offer for ule to the
"lujffcest Bidder for cash the follow.
mg described real estate, to wit:
1st Tract: Beginning at stake, right
of way of railroad on the Kinston
branch of the Wilmington and Wel
don R. R., thence West said RR
South 20 yards west 70 yards to a
stake, thence North 76 West 70 yards
to a stake, thence North 20 East 70
yards to a stake, thence South 76 to
the beginning, containing one (1)
2nd Tract: A lot being in the town
of Parmele, beginning at comer of
Third and B. Street, and running S
6 1-4 E 210 feet, thence S 83 3-4 W 420
feet to C. Street, thence along C.
Street N 6 1-4 W 210 feet to 3rd
Street, thence N 83 3-4 E 420 feet to
the beginning, containing 2 acres.
The the 22nd day of April, 1040
CHAS. H. MANNING,
Lemon Juice Recipe Checks
Rheumatic Pain Quickly
If you suflrr from rheumatic, arthritis
or neuritis pain, t rjr this simple ir.ei pen
sive home recipe that thousands are using.
Get a package "of Ku-Ez Compound today.
Mr* ? it with a quart of water, add the
juice of 4 lemons It's easy. No trouble
at all and pleasant. You need only 2
tablespoon! uf? two times a day. Often
within 48 liours ? sometimes overnight ?
splendid results are obtained. If the pains
d<< not quickly lease and if you do not
ferl better. Ku-Ea will cost you nothing to
?* it '? sold by your druggist under
an absolute money-back guarantee. Ru-F.i
Compound is for tale and recommended by
TIME for HAIL!
FARMERS ARE BEGINNING
(jll On tit MBfi! for your littil in?urauee.
Willi limited acreage il i? very iinportaul
lliat win lie proteeted. Hail insurunee
will eoat you just an mueh in the middle
of the seuso|i an it will in the beginning.
Call the "OLD RELIABLE".
K. B. Crawford
Insist on All 4
When selecting a place lo keep your
valuables, demand these four
PROTECTION. In a safe drponil box
your properly has the prolerlion of our
CONVENIENCE. Your properly is al
ways conveniently together when you
have a safe deposit box. x
PRIVACY. No one but you can see your
possessions when you keep them in u safe
deposit box. \
ECONOMY. The cost of a safe deposit
box is only a few cents a week.
RENT A SAFE DEPOSIT BOX IN OUR
VAULT AND GET ALL 4! V
Branch Banking &
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
"THE SAFE EXECUTOR" , *
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Modern Building Supplies
for Better Building
at Lower Cost
Use The Best
DuPont Paints?Birds Roofing?Wheeling Met
al Certain-Feed Rock Laths and Board and also
Certain-Feed Shingles and Keasby and Mattison
Asbestos Shingles. Also Rock Wool Insulation
and practically everything used by the builder.
When you are building there ia only one way to build anything and that ia to be aaaured that you are us
ing quality building materiala. We ran assure you that when you buy the products that we handle that
you are wise.
W. H. Basnight & Co., Inc.
liiit mia?i<?i^ - ?*
WE SELL TO LEGITIMATE CONTRACTORS AND MERCHANTS ONLY