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Increased Activities on the Local Manufacturing Front
Operations Next Week
Plant On Railroad
.SiiuiMforM and Cm To Rohuhio
Operations at Tlieir Dip
Plant Next Week
Increased activities along the lo
cal manufacturing front was report
ed today as preparations were be
ing rushed to completion for resum
ing operations at the big plant of
Saunders and Cox on East Main
Street and as the Farmville-Wood
ward Company continued an enlarge- i
ment program for their lumber plant i
on the railroad just off the Wash- I
The Saunders and Cox mill, out
of operation since last June 11 when
a disastrous fire swept the lower
end of Main Street, is just about
ready to resume its operation. As
sistant Manager Buck Saunders stat
ing yesterday that preliminary' tests
had been made and that the huge
mill would be placed in operation
just as soon as a few minor ad
justments could be effected.
The company just a few months
ago purchased a vast tract of tim
ber in Bertie County and barges and
tugs will be pressed into service
about Thanksgiving time infring
ing the raw materials to the plant
An increase in production over the
output of the mill wrecked by fire
is expected when the new plant is
Blum a Prisoner
Former Socialist Premier Leon
Blum was locked up in Chateau
Chaseron, feudal castle near Riom.
France, by order of the Vichy Gov
ernment to await trial is the wur
placed in operation, the assistant
Cracking Down On
Chiselers In State
11 iiMTtipuloiift Worker* Siib
jerlrd to Proeerutioii
In the Court*
Purse strings are being drawn
progressively tighter on the State
Unemployment Compensation fund
against the unscrupulous workers
who would try trickery to get mon
ev not due them and fines and sen
tences for violators are becoming
longer and heavier. Chairman Chas
G Powell, of the commission, points
Probably once a week, on the av
erage. workers are indicted for
drawing or attempting to draw ben
efits to which they have no legal
right, and the courts of the State are
giving them more and more trouble
Occasionally, when a worker makes
false representations through ignor
ance of the law. local courts areden
lent and let him off with a warning.
But when one appears and it is in
evidence that he wilfully violated
the law to get benefits, the courts
either assess a heavy fine or sen
tence him to the roads.
Ri-cently, one Dudley Corbett, of
Clinton, signed "continued claims"
for 11 weeks, stating that he had no
earnings each week, and drew $6.50
a week, or $71.50 in benefits while
his employer testified that he was I
employed each of the 11 weeks and
drew in wages $107.00 during the
time. In the Sampson County Record
er's Court he was found guilty and
; sentenced to six months in jail, to
J be assigned to work on the roads,
j Also recently, one Hiawatha"John
I son. colored, filed a claim and con
tinued to report that he was unem
ployed, while evidence produced in I
the Hickory Municipal Court show
ed that he was employed and earn
ing wages during the period of claim
ed unemployment Although the
claim had not progressed far enough
for him to draw benefits, he was sen
tenced to 30 days on the roads, a
sentence which was later changed
to a fine and costs of $35 50, which
"Our local employment offices and
field forces are watching diligently
to discover any abuse of the rights
of workers and to keep the fund for
those eligible to draw benefits."
Chairman Powell said. "Occasional
ly one will get by, for a time, but'
we have many ways to discover
these frauds, sooner or later, and
the violators must pay," he said
While the huge mill on East Main
Street is being made ready for op
eration, the Farmvllle-Woodward
Lumber Company continues an ex
duction at its plant on the Washing
ton Road. Several new dry kilns have
been constructed and another one
wilt be installed within the next lew"
days The planing mill has been en
larged and production more than
Independent mills are also step
ping up production, and there is an
apparent increase in activities around
other manufacturing establishments
Normal production has been reach
ed at the new plant of the Goldman
Package Manufacturing Company
here. The tobacco factory of W I
Skinner Company is in operation and
the plant of the Williamston Peanut
Company will start operations with
in the next three or four weeks.
No direct statement has been is
tors here, hut it is apparent that the
defense program is reflected in the
increased tempo in production units
here especially in the lumber mills
No record lumber shipments have
been made during the past few weeks
but when the large Saunders and
Cox plant is placed back in opera
tion and full production schedules
are maintained, lumber shipments
are likely to reach a new high peak
from this point.
Farmville - Woodward Lumber Plant
The Karmvillr-Woodward I.umber Company IMan t here is now being enlarged in handle an ever-ex
panding business and to take care of the business formrrly handled by the plant that burned in llobgood
several months ago. Several new dry kilns have already been built and the rapacity of the planing mill
has been materially increased.
$4,162,996.00 In This
State During 1939
Amount Ik More Than 37 Per I
Unit of Total Contributed
Unemployed workers in North
Carolina received $4,162,996.19 in
ebnefits during the calendar year of
1939, or 37.6 per cent of the contri
butions of $11,062,799.56 paid by li
able employers for that year and
collected through June, 1940, a com
pilation by the Division of Re
search and Statistics of the State
Unemplayment Compensation Com
mission and announced by Chair
man Charleg (i Powell, reveals.
~fn the major industries of the State
manufacturing accounted for em
ployer contributions of $6,895,966.38
while unemployed workers receiv
ed $2,850,797.30, or 413 per cent
of the contributions in 1939. Textile
manufacturers paid tin- hulk of this
amount $4,148,061.86, and unemploy
ed textile workers received $1,802,
722.84 or 43.5 per cent of the con
tributions paid in 1939. Tobacco
workers received the largest per
centage of the contributions, in man
ufacturing, m unemployment bene
fits, 50.7 per cent, or a total of $327,
300.14 in benefits, from $645,650.30
in contributions paid by their em
In mining activities unemployed
workers received the largest per
cent of contributions, 85 per cent, or
$30,879.92 in benefits out of $36,
341.60 in contributions paid.
In other basic industries the rela
tions of contributions paid by em i
ployers (first figure) to benefits re I
ceived by workers in 1939 follow:
Manufacturing: food, $337,087,421
and $79,754.52, or 23.7 per cent; bas
ic lumber, $324,444 84 and $144,
385 95, or 44.5 per cent; finished lum
ber, $486,495 46 and $147,971 33 or
30.4 per cent; other, $954,226.50 and
$348,662 52, or 36.5 per cent.
Trade: total, $1,894,52101 and
$568,784.27, or 30 per cent; whole
sale merchants, $279,482.29 and $ 147,
917.54, or 52.9 per cent; wholesale
distributors (other than merchants)
$467,587 95 and $148,263 91 or 31.7
per cent; retail, $303,892.32 and $77,
999 85, or 25.7 per cent; other, $843,
558.45 and $194,602.97. or 23 1 per
Construction: $454,438,78 and $223.
563.73. or 49.2 per cent.
Transportation. $525,341.82 and
$101,020 64. or 19.2 per cent.
Communication, $135,489.87 and
$15,018.76, or 11.1 per cent.
Utilities: $216.404 08 and $22,
777.56, oe 10.5 per cent.
Finance: $125,914.61 and $9.432 67.
or 7.5 per cent
Insurance. $244,757.35 and $20.
654.92. or 10.9 per cent.
Heal Estate: $33,678.53 and $12.
452 72. or 37 per cent
Administrative offices: $44,719.12
and $1,581.50, or 3.5 per cent.
Service: $415,711.11 and $110.
292.71. or 26.5 per cent.
Professional services: $24,798.00
and $3,007 70, or 12 4 per cent.
Miscellaneous $14,716.64 and $3.
059.59, or 24 9 per cent
Counties having the greatest farm
population based on the 1940 farru
census of the State Department of
Agriculture are?Hwhe-rson, 44,080;
Johnston. 41,520. Pitt, 35,730; Nash,
34,330 and Sampson, 31,730.
110 YEARS lit IIIM)
Any cotton grower who is not get
ting the feed value of his crop by
feeding cottonseed products would
be at least 111) years behind the
times, according to a Southern far
mei'V.-.comment m IH.10 Writing to
the "Southern Agriculturist and.Keg
ister of Rural Affairs'' over a cen
tury ago, this farmer mentioned
cottonseed cake as "an article known
to every farmer as a nutritious food
Ago As Recorded
In The Enterprise
April 11. 1901
Mr J C Lamb is in, town this
Mi H W Stubfei left Monday for
Green \ iHe
We haven't seen many rabbit's
eggs this Easter
Mr. Wheeler Martin left Monday
morning for High Point.
Thomas Haughtorr. of Washington,
wis in town this week
Every body is looking for hai gains
and the> are finding litem at tiur
Mr. W. (.! Lamb spent Sunday and
Monday in town, left Tuesday morn
Mr. Noah Biggs, of Scotland Neck,
came down Saturday evening and
i* turn- d Monday morning.
Mr W H Bennett U'fl last night
for St Vincent Hospital, Norfolk.
Va . to undergo an operation.
The telephone company will s?*on
have their lines running to Everetts,
Bolu i sonville. Pannele, Rallards and
Little Frances Knight is still very
ill She was operated on last week
by f)r I). T. Tayloe, of Washington,
and Dr. W H Harrell
Mrs. Charles McNaughton, of Ev
eretts, is here visiting her parents.
Mr and Mrs. W. T. Joyner (Com
Miss Mamie Tucker, youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs J H Tuck
er, will bo married next Wednes
day, 17th, to Mr. A L. Arock, of
Mr S. H. Newberry, who was tak
en sick Monday, was sent to the hos
pital in Norfolk yesterday to have
an operation performed for abcess
of thi> groin We hope to see Me .
Newberry well and hearty in a short
Miss Ola Lee Lilley has entered
K. C. T. C.. Greenville.
Ill ifclTFDC EQUIPMEMT
OCTOBER 1, 1940
You'll need Gun*. Rifles, Shells untl Garl
ridges ? Also miscellaneous hunting equip
nient. l>'t us supply your needs. Our prices
are verv reasonable.
We Sell Hunting Licenses
Woolard Hardware Co.
Will Be Associated With The
Mr. Reginald Simpson, formerly employed
by the Soda Shop, will be eonneeted with the
G. and H. Builders Supply Company on and
after Oetober I.
It gives us iqurh pleasure to announee the as
sociation of "PAP" with this firm and we ex
tend a very cordial invitation to his many
friends to visit him at the
JOHN H. GURGANUS and PETE FOWDEN, JR.
Proprietor* Williamtton, V C*
Sunday-Monday ? ?" . September 29-30
' GRAN DOLK OPRY"
trilh (['raver Brothera ami h.lviry
Tuesday DOUBLE FEATURE October 1
"Stranger on the Third Floor," with Peter Ixrrrc
"The Secret Seven", Brure Bennett, Florence Rice
Wednesday-Thursday October 2-3
"SING, DANCE, PLENTY HOT"
with Johnny Dowm and Ruth Terry
Friday-Saturday October 4-5
with Charlei Starrett
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