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Opposition To Any
(Continued tram page one)
'Rural Federal Relief?"
The following letter is being sent
to all Senators
"We are sending together with
this letter, copy of argument in
brief filed with the U. S. Seriate Fi
nance Committee This is a frank..
candid and honest expression, ex
hibiting the economic and factual
reasons why, it would be uneconom
ic and inequitable to impose a sup
er-taxes upon tobacco as proposed
in H.R. 10039.
The average Kentucky farmer,
whose condition is typical of other
tobacco farmers in the nation,
plants, cultivates and harvests an
average of 1.00U pounds of tobacco
per acre on 4 acres of $23.00 land, j
The average farm price in the past
year was T5.9cehls, or $159.01) per?
Thus the average farmer receive?
$(530-00 gross income for his tobac
co rmp v. j 1
The Federal tax on cigarettes is;
n iw slightly- mnrr than $10(1 per .
pound on the tobacco. Hence, un
collect $1,000 as a "Tax Crop", or a
total of $4,000 on the tobacco crop
ped on 4 acres of land This is slight
ly more than 50 times the valyie of
the land on which the crop was rais
ed. ? : '; j
In addition to the $4,000 Federal
tax, it is estimated that another S400 j
per acre is collected in excise, sales j'
taxes, license and mercantile fees1
by the <?tales, counties and other (
"Tax Crop" of $1.00 per pound,
(more than six times the farm price
of the tobacco), the Federal govern
ment collected for the fiscal year
1939. $580,159,000. or 10 per cent of
the entire Federal income from this
one agricultural commodity
After our farmers had already
cut their production, subject to the
"A.A.A. Control Program." the Brit
ish, who long bought 50 per cent of
our exports, stopped buying Amer
ican tobacco. Confronted with this
loss of foreign market, a low price,
stocks now on hand and a 50 per
cent decrease from last year's in
come, they are now faced with ut
While tobacco farmers, in common
with all other groups, are willing to
pa) their just share of the cost of
the nation's defense, we submit that
the proposed super-tax on tobacco
is unfair and inequitable. It should
be defeated "
Immediate Aid To
Victims Of Hitler
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gium. and. with an intelligent peace
the people of Germany as well Our
sympathies go out to all these and
to the people of Spain, Ethiopia. Fin
land. China, and all others denied
freedom and democracy by dictators
and empires, east and west. _
In vie\e of these tragic lessons we
must have something more than a
program for immediate aid to the
Allies and for more adequate nation
al defense As part of the program
of the more adequate national or
ganization of defense there must go
forward the program for the more
adequate international organization
of peace in a world in need of peace |
and work, freedom and democracy,
humane religion and the brother '
hood of men, all to be protected by j
the sanctions of international law
uinl the puu ci-?of an international,
policy. Without this follow through j
of the struggle foi the organization I
of peace in the world, then national j
"defense and aid to the Allies, the
tragic sacrifices of small nations and
h< roism of Flanders, and llu
Summe and the Aisne, Seine and
the Marne. become ghastly mocker
ies of our freedom and democracy
and our education and religion j
We cannot now be isolated from
the wars, depressions, ideas, miser- I
Fes and cruelties of an unorganized J
world We cannot be isolated from |
the structure of a world whose
mighty industrial framework gath
ers up wars and depressions any
where mid implicates men every
where. To work toward the control
|of this great international mechani- i
cal and economic framework, with
its pow er to tear down or build up j
our civ ilization, we must organize a
corresponding international, politi
cal. social, and spiritual framework
of humane controls by a more dem
ocratic league of the peoples of the
world, yearning for peace, work,
and a fairer chance for their chil
Idren./ . ;;
Despite all their and our demo
cratic and plutocratic injustices and
failures, and. even because of the
lessons of their and our failures, we
would give our sympathy and aid
to the peoples of the democracies
because they, and hot the dictators,
by traditions and professions, give
the peoples of the world a better
hope for the freedom to struggle for
freedom, democracy, peace and hu
mane religion as the. basis of them
all for a I 1 mankind.
Balance your iliel In drinking plenty of our froli.
rich milk. The ideal hot weather drink?it is cool
and refreshing. KIKiKW l)l?ll DMBVs milk is
perfectly balanced in vitumins. Drink a (iluss to
day ami taste the differenee.
JUNE IS NATIONAL DAIRY MONTH Milk
Is The National Drink For Kxerx Month.
From Battnry to Electric
Now you ran have'your buttery m-I changed into
an eleetrie net at a minimum priee even lower
than the coat of a new Met of hatteriea. With the
new PORTAPOWER, which alipa into your cabi
net, out of aight, you can change over and enjoy
the economy and convenience of an all-electric aet.
Expert Radio Service Phonograph Record*
NEXT TO MOORE GROCERY CO.
Chevrolet Builds Its 900,000th 1940 Car
in tkm **?' ? <> ..r ? h..vrnti*!'Y f*Mft wiMtrt
t><odu< t*on. *? ? U-it the *wh I?h line a( Flint, Mich.,
June 12. It?** than one month after No. *00.000 kui
completed He*ide the car are M. E. ( o)le, general
manager of the t he* role I Motor Division (left), ('. E.
Wet herald, general manufacturing manager (right), and
Arnold I-en*, anaiatanl manufacturing manager, who
were present in the plant a hen the car wan produced.
(hevrotet has built 3004)00 earn in lean than three
months," Mr. foyle pointed out. "The 600,000th of
these models was built on March 21, the 700.000th on
April 16. the 800.000th on May 13. and the 000.000th
on June 12. This production rate closely parallels the
consistently heavy sales volume since the introduction
of the 1040 models last October, sales during Mirth.
\prtl and May alone totalling 307,345."
Wilbur Shaw won his third In
dianapolis 500-mile race this year
and became the first man in the his
tory of the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway to win two years in suc
cession. Like the other 32 drivers in
this year's race, Shaw rode on Fire
stone tires and when he flashed
across the finish line at the end of
the 500-mile grind it marked the
twenty-first consecutive victory for
Deleat Of France
To British Shores]
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the fleet, that he will redouble his
role as killer of men, women and
children if his bitter demand is de
nied. No answer is expected immed
iately, leaving the world almost
breathless while the murderer pon
ders peace gestures to the Frencl^
The fall of the French and The pos
^rbtr surrender of iurfleet will Te
new a stark realization that a sea
blocade might bring starvation to
England and that no invasion will
On the home front today the de
fense program gathers momentum,
the total appropriations now stand
ing right at six billion dollars. Lit
tle is being heard from the pro
gram, but engineers are working
night and day formulating plans and
starting actual production on a
greater scale than that known in the
Trouble is brewing in South Am
erica where twelve Germans were
arrested and an alleged Nazi plot
was said to have been uncovered this
morning. The United Slates ship.
"Quincey" was ordered to Uruguay
apparently in connection with trou
bl?T brewing to the South of us.
Latest Additions To The
Enterprise Mailing List
Listed among the recent additions
to the Enterprise mailing list are the
A B Rngeisini, Dinwiddle. Vi
W F Holliday. Jamcsville: Bill How
ell, Williamston: Dennis Moore, Wil
liamston; Mrs A. R. Cole, James
vitle; Mrs. Robert Priest, Carthage:
R. O. Martin, Wake Forest; Frank
Jordan, Dardens; Sam Edwards,
Durham; Art Hauger, Pennington
Gap, Va.; B. T. Lloyd, Robersonville.
Superior Court Is
INearing Close Of
Brief Term Today
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Just before noon the court was
working on the case charging Fel
ttm Whitfield with' having cafhal
knowledge of a girl under sixteen
years of age. One or two divorce
cases are pending trial, and it was,
Stated at that time that the court
would consider possibly a lone civil
action and a few motions before
ending the term.
Mr. And Mrt. Robert *
i'lirganuM In Hotpilal
Taken Critically ill with gall blad
der trouble yesterday, Mr. Robert
Gurgunus underwent an operation
in a Rocky Mount hospital last eve
ning. He was reported to be getting
along very well today.
Mr. Gurganut joined his wile in
the hospital, she having been there
almost eight weeks (or treatment.
Mrs. Gurganus was reported to be
Improving rapidly and is expected
home the latter part of this week.
A Bale To A Tire
Manufacture of another tire ai large as the one ahown above would
require more than a bale of cotton pointe out Everett R. Cook of
Memphia, president of the Cotton Research Foundation, new uses
division of the National Cotton Council. The body of this largest tire
in the world weighs 2,642.7 pounds, and has a carrying capacity of
46,800 pounds. Second largest single outlet for eotton, the tire industry
consumes in esc ess of 600,000 bales annually. Seeking to protect the
tire market from encroachments of rayon, the Foundation recently 1ms
filed patents on processes for making stronger eotton tir* cords.
Woman's Club In
./The regular meeting nf On- Wn.
man's club was held at the club
rooms on the night of June 12, 1940,
with the president presiding
After the call to order, the pres
ident asked for everyone to join in
singing the first verse of the "Star
The secretary read the minutes
oTThe May meeting, which were ap
proved. The minutes on the execu
tive meeting held on May 31st were
The meeting was then turned over
to Mrs. W C Manning, chairman of
the Fine Arts Department. This de
partment gave one of the best pro
grams of the year.
The choral club sang, "Morning."
Mrs. P. B. Cone gave an interesting
report on the Annual Woman's Club
convention held at Greensboro. She
said that the two most outstanding
speakers were Senator McNutt and
Miss Harriett Elliott. She asked that
wo remember the federation motto.
"Union of all for the good of all."
The choral club gave a delightful
rendition of the Negro spiritual,
"1 Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray."
Mr. Harry Biggs gave a very in
structive paper on the "Historical
Houses of North Carolina."
Mrs. J. S. Rhodes. Mrs. Earl
Wynne and Mrs Titus Critcher sang
Next on the program was an in
strumental duet, "Dance of the
Demons," by Mrs. W. K. Parker and
Mrs. W. C. Manning.
program by singing "Take Joy
Refreshments were served by the
members of the social committee to
husbands of club members and oth
er special guests.
Frarrie Garden Is
ITsp of I in- rnlH frump for the DrO
duction of early and late vegetables
when frost damage prevents grow
ing the tender plants without pro
tection, is a common practice in
many counties, but H. R. Niswonger,
extension horticulturist of State Col
lege, says the frame garden is also
valuable in protecting vegetables
from the hot summer sun in the cen
tral and eastern sections.
"A frame garden can be construct
ed from scrap lumber, planks, slabs
from saw mills, or similar mater
ial," the specialist advised. "Hie sides
of the garden should be of boards
about one foot wide, and the most
convenient size of a frame garden is
5 feet wide and 20 to 25 feet long.
More than one garden can be built
if more space is needed.
"Strips are nailed across the frame
every four or six feet to support the
sides and hold up a cover of brush
or slats to be used when necessary
for partial shade and to prevent dam
age of early fall frosts. Hie soil in
the frame should be fertilized with
manure, or with "5-7-5 fertilizer.
Spade up th soil area to a depth of
8 to 10 inches." ?
Niswonger also stressed the im
portance of having a convenient wa
ter supply to that the beds cut re
ceive moisture they win be robbed
of by the nature of their construction.
He says that radishes, lettuce, beets,
mustard, spinach, carrots, Swiss
chard, bush beans, and English peas
are some of the vegetables that can
be grown in a frame garden.
in 7 days and
Bankruptcies iooni American far
men were at their lowest point in
almost two decades during the It
fiscal year, shewing a >1 per cent
drop under the previous year.
C. J. SAWYER, M. D.
WINDSOR, N. C.
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SEED SOYBEANS FOR SALE ?
$1.00 per bushel. J. S. Whitley.
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NOTICE: FOR THE BEST FRUIT
trees and nursery products of all
kinds, see or write W. H. Holliday,
Robersonville, N. C. a5-tf
FOR SALE: FINE QUALITY PEA
nut hay and corn. 5 tubs of corn
to barrel. Henry C. Green, at the
Pecan Grove Farm, Williamston, N.
C , R.F.D. J7-14-21-28
NOTICE OF SALE
North Carolina, Martin County. In
The Superior Court.
County of Martin vs. I.izzir Haw
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
17th day of June, 1940, the under
signed commissioner will on Thurs
day, the 18th day of July, 1940, at
twelve o'clock noon, in front of the
courthouse door in the town of Wil
liamston. N. C., offer for sale to the
highest bidder for cash the follow
ing described real estate, to wit:
Adjoining the lands of Samuel
Staton and others, being lot No. 2
in the Moore field in that square
marked "C" and lying on the North,
side of Centre Street, adjoining Sam
uel Staton's lot, being the same lot
deeded to W. V. Ormand by J. G.
Godard, recorded in Book Y-'l at
This the 17th day of June, 1940
CHAS. H. MANNING,
NOTICE OF RESALE
North Carolina, Martin County. In
The Superior Court.
County of Martin vs. Joe White
horne, Thomas Whitehorne, Cath
erine Whitehorne, Mamie H. 1,11
ley and husband, Frank Lilley,
lie Rue, Marthena H. Dale and
husband, T. E. Dale, Dorothy Har
grove Holden and husband, Paul
Under and by virtue of an order
of reeale in the above entitled pro
ceeding made by L B Wynne, Clark
of the Superior Court of Martin
County, on the 14th day of June.
1940, the undersigned commission
er will, on Saturday, the 29th day
of June, 1940, at twelve o'clock noon,
in front of the courthouse door in
the town of Williamston, N. C? of
fer for sale to the highest bidder for
cash the following described real
estate, to wit:
Bounded on the North by Hines
land, on the East by the Hines land,
on the South by the Alex Haislip
land, on the West by the Pat Has
kett land, containing 200 acres, more
or less, lying and being in Goose
Nest Township, Martin County, this
being the same land listed for taxes
in the name of M. L. Haskett.
This the 14th day of June, 1940
CHAS. H. MANNING,
j 18-2t Commissioner.
Having qualified as administrator
of the estate of J. H. D. Peel deceas
ed, late of Martin County, North Car
olina. this is to notify all persons hav
ing claims against estate of said de
ceased to exhibit them to the under
signed on or before the 1st day of
June, 1841, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery. All
persons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate payment.
This 1st day of June, 1940.
J. HENRY PEEL, ~
Administrator of the estate of
}4-6t J. H. D. Peel, deceased.
Having this day qualified as ex
ecutrix of the estate of T. C. Alls
brook, deceased, late of Martin Coun
ty, North Carolina, this is to notify
all persons having claims against
estate of said deceased to exhibit
them to the undersigned on or be
fore the 10th day of June, 1941, or
this notice will be pleaded in bar of
their recovery. All persons indebted
to said estate will please make im
This the 10th day of June, 1940.
MATTIE E ALLSBROOK,
Executrix of the estate of
jll-6t T. C. Allsbrook, deceased.
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