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Goldman Company to Start Operations Here Next Week
To Attend Formal
All Types of Containers For
Farm Produce ^ ill Be
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being rapidly depleted without the
advantages offered by the actual pro- j
cess of manufacture
The location of the plant here j
opens a new market for owners of
gum timber. The plant, it is esti
mated. will use over two million
feet of that class of timber annual
ly under a normal operating sched
ule. While the new market for gum
timber will be reflected in general
Roughly speakiDK, the first
basket the Goidnuui Picktfr
Manufacturing Company plans
to manufacture in its new plant
here next Monday will cost in
the neighborhood of $30,000. ar*
cording to unofficial estimates
gained today But that price
not be passed on to the purch
er. company officials explaining
tliat the investment cost would
lie apportioned anient: tens of
hundreds of thousands of has
la far greater effect in boosting busi- !
neks activities. According to unoffi
] ciai estimates. the company will j
maintain a weekly payroll well over '
$2,500 in its manufacturing plant j
When the plant enters upon a nor- I
nial operating schedule within the I
EQUIPMENT AND FIXTURES
Vi ERE INSTALLED BY
Of SI HOI K. \ IKG1NIA.
Ill llii' Km'liun ami (lonMtrui'lion of the
GOLDMAN PACKAGE MFG. CO.
We Extend (.on^mtulotions
Ami first W ishes Tu The
G O L D M A N
package m\ni eactikini; <;?.
We art' delighted to liair >011 locale in
our town and coiml\. We welcome von.
Williamston Hardware Co.
Employees ? Employers
??? of thv
Goldman Package Co.
Wr Exlenil A Cordial Wflcume To
Otir Tohh A to I < atttittittnilv.
Belk - Tyler Co.
WPA RECREATION PROJECT
With a long vacation just half over, thous
ands of Martin County youths arc turning to
the Works Progress Administration recreation
al centers for directed play. Pictured above are
several little tots enjoying themselves at the
playground in Robersonville. Similar projects
are conducted by thirteen maintenance and
recreational leaders in the county, affording a
directed play for nearly 5,000 white and 1,800
colored children Next week has been set aside
by the National Works Progress Administra
tion as "Get Acquainted Week," and the gen
eral public is invited and urged to visit these
and other WPA projects and observe the ac
Will Provide Work
For About 140 Men
Kmployees Will Be Taken
From I jOca I I Alitor Sup
ply AIiiionI Knlirelv
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I*he company is planning to bring
in a few workers to train others m
liic operation of the machines, but
tin1 ai lodgement will be a temporary
During the past several weeks, the
company has maintained a construc
tion force of about 35 men. The open
ing of the plant for manufacturing
?peratioiui next Monday will over
lap the construction work and will
find nearly 100 men employed in
"id iiround the failuiy. The?TPTT
?truclion wui'k Will possibly be com
pleted in its entirety by the latter
part of this month or early in Au
gust, tiie management explaining
that additional storage units would
lie provided as conditions demand
Almost from the start the factory
will give employment to about the
largest single group of any located
here at the present time. While quite
few of the Job applicants are com
i"g from the rural communities and
neighboring territories, most of the
places can be filled from the local
labor supply, it is believed. Howev
er. the distribution of jobs will be
luirly well distributed.
Small Plots Grow
Growing enough vegst iblas on a <
plot 25 feet square to feed a family
and then have a surplus for canning
IS being accomplished this season in
a Davie County mill community, re
ports H. R. Niswonger, horticulturist
of the State College Extension Serv
Intensive cultivation of small plots
"f ground is keeping a large percent
age of the Erwin Cotton Mill work
ers in Cooleemee well-supplied with
wholesome, nutritious food.
Although some of the gardens oc
cupy frum one-fourth to une-tlurdl
of an acre, many are only 25 to 50
feet square. Of the 350 white mill
families, MO are using their back
yards to fruw vegetables. In addi
tion. all of the 25 Negro families
Advantage is taken of the favor
able growing season during the
spring and summer to build up a
surplus for canning soup mixtures,
snap beans, tomatoes, kraut and oth
er vegetables. One woman reported
canning last year 30 quarts of soup
mixture, 10 cans of tomatoes, and
12 cans of snap beans from a garden
25 feet square. Also, she fed a fam
ily of seven with fresh vegetables.
To stimulate interest, a garden
contest is held each year. Farm and
home agents of Davie County and
Miss Maude Graham, social service
worker for the mill, select the best
gardens Prizes are offered for the
business, and tiie employment of
a large number of workers will hav6
next few weeks, it will employ one
of the largest numbers of workers
of any firm in this immediate sec
tion of the county. Its location here
tends to stabilize a balance between
industry and agriculture, and its
presence will, no doubts prove uf !
great value in ironing out the sea
wnai variations in business condi
(lions as experienced here in years
gone by. I
N" **? program has been consid
ered tor thr opening of the plant
next Monday, but the owners will
hold open house during the day and
the public is invited to inspect the
factory in operation at that time
Hosteller Says Nature Will Aid Beef
Cattle Growers of Eastern Carolina
Farmers of Eastern North
Carolina are in an enviable po
sition to start raisin* beef cattle
without having to wait until pas
tures develop, and other forage
crops grow to provide sufficient
feed, says Earl H. Hostetler, pro
fessor of animal husbandry at N.
C. State College. He points to
the large areas of cut over lands,
on which reeds and other native
grasses grow luxuriantly.
"While this growth may not
be strictly designated as pasture,"
Prof. Hosteller stated, "it does
furnish an abundance of platable
and nutritious feed. However, be
cause of its inaccessibility, due
to lack of drainage of the lands
on which it grows, none other
of the domestic animator except
?beef cattle, can use it advantage
The State College professor
recommends that grade herds be
developed in the swampy, reed
lands of Eastern Carolina. Be
cause the reeds and other natural
grasses are usually situated some
distances from farm buildings,
it is difficult to furnish additional
feed, or give special attention to
the herd under these conditions.
"Cows raised in this environ
ment will usually care for them
selves." Prof. Hostetler said,
"and they will do better than
cows of better breeding that are
produced elsewhere. But a grade
?heid of good quality can soon be
produced through "grading up'
with heifers from these low
quality cows, and a good pure
Reeds can be grazed by beef
cattle to good advantage for at
least eight months of the year,
During mild winters, this period
may be extended two months
longer. The reeds should be
fenced in, allowing about six
acres for each mature cow, or
100 acres for a herd of 30 to 35
cows. Two such areas should
be fenced, so that the cattle can
be alternated between them to
Another Step Forward!
In the yearn that we have been in Williams
ton, we have worked hard to aid the town and
community in everything progressive, there
fore. it is with a proud and sincere feeling
that we welcome the
Goldman Package Co.
In their branch office here. Other than an
added payroll, thin company is a real outlet
for logs from the farms of this section. Heart
ily, we extend our best wishes to this new en
terprise for Martin County.
Guaranty Bank & Trust Co.
WILUAMSTON, N. C.
How Firm A Foundation
The gtM'cet** and growth of any biiaineH* depends to Home extent.
upon the equipment un<l the building in whieli the operations are
.?iirrwl ??n ft iim ?['"??I [iri?il?p ??. ?????? ?? 'It
ereeling the inuiii building of the . . .
Goldman Package Mfg. Co.
Tin- building speak* for itself and ne lake pleasure iu extending
hearty eongratulations and bml wishes to this new firm. This new
industry i? an asset lo every business and every individual in thin
section of North (Carolina.
F. B. Birmingham, Contractor
Goldman Package Co.
We extend cordial greetings to
this new enterprise and join
the merchants and business
firms of Williams ton in saying