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The enterprise. volume (Williamston, N.C.) 1899-201?, February 24, 1942, Page 5, Image 5

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Worker Accidents Cited As Nation's No. 1 Fifth Column 25 Per Cent Increase in 1941 Indicated; Victory Hangs On Redaction ? With war leaders agreed that the battle of democracy will be won or lost on America's vast industrial front, an estimated 25 per cent in crease in occupational accidents in 1940 has made the preventable acci dent the United Nations' Number 1 fifth column, says Edward R. Gran nies, widely known industrial safety engineer. "Hie accident situation in many war industries already may be re garded as grave, and it is growing worse," Mr. Granniss warns. On the basis of preliminary estimates, which have an unfortunate habit of hitting the mark closely, he believes that occupational injuries last year leaped 25 per cent over the 1940 figures. "With the whole picture still far from complete It likely that more than 21,000 workers were kill ed on the job in 1941, 75,000 perma nently disabled, and 1,700,000 kept from work for from days to months because of work accidents. The man hours lost might have built 30 bat tleships. "More than 90 per cent of those work accidents were caused by lack of safe conditions in the plant or oth er working environment, by failure of employees to perform their work in a safe manner, or by a combina tion of these two causes. May It Best Month For Planting Your Soybeans Soybeans may be planted from May 1 to June 13, says E. C. Blair, extension agronomist of State Col lege, but May is the best month in which to plant them. Soybeans plant ed late, after small grains, do not make full yields. Medium to heavy soils are best. Light soils in a good state of fertility are also suitable. Do not plant soybeans in very poor sandy soils. "If our armament production is not to be seriously crippled, manage ment and workers alike must quad ruple their efforts to cut work acci ients. Here as some suggestions that, f followed, will greatly aid in con luering our present accident carn ige: "Check your plant for the follow ng hazards, and see that they are rliminated or minimized; overcrowd ng of men and materials, inadequate ighting, poor ventilation, inadequate nachine guarding, insufficient exits ind fire protection, unprotected ele ctor shaftways, stairways and ind a lack of first aid equipment. "See that every employee is taught low to do his work oafely and that le knows of all environmental haz irds. This is particularly important n the case of new workers. "Know the hazards of your job ind always perform your work in a afe way, using whatever safety ;uards and clothing are provided. If n doubt, ask your supervisor. "It you see any unsafe condition, eport it to your supervisor "If injured, report for first aid reatment, even if the injury is 'only i scratch.' Infection is frequently erious and too often fatal." 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The 1,000,000 boys and girls who attended school in North Carolina seldom hesitate long enough to take inventory of their modern freedom, liberties and advantages. The rush of school life, study, and parties sweeps onward leaving little time to look into the past to compare today with the long, long string of yester days. Rigid rules were written for the youth of a "few years ago." Today, student self-government is the usual rather than the unusual. There is little doubt but what - there are schools which advertise their pro gressive ideas for having first grad ers set up their own plan for class control. In many homes boys and girls now have the full privilege of governing themselves. It is interesting when a person compares the freedom for the youth of today with the "rules" by which they were governed years ago. In the Raleigh Register, December 11, 1818, rules for the students of the Hillsborough Academy were print cd in order that the parents might know by what regulations the pupils lived. This was one of the many acad emies of that day; and they may be described as private boarding high schools. There was no public high school system supported by the State. The announcement of the academy's new school year begin ning in January, 1819, included this statement: "Every attention will be paid to the discipline, Classical and Religious instruction of Youth, sent to this Institution." Seven rules were listed in the Raleigh newspaper. Every student was required to attend both morn ing and evening worship at the open ing and close of the exercise of the day. "No profane, abusive or inde cent language" would be permitted among the pupils. There was a definite rule against 'ardent spirits" unless used "as a medicine." "Severest discipline" was prumiscd all who disobeyed this rule. Instead of posting a sign "No NOTICE! To Tax Payers A penalty of only one per cent is being charged on 1941 taxes during the month of February, but on March 1st the penalty will increase with each succeeding month. Pay your taxes during the remain ing days of February and save the additional cost. Town of Williamston d o j/rifa XPuo cfiafcJb Local Happenings In The Enterprise Forty Years Ago FEBRUARY 21, 1902. The Mayor's office has been moved to the store room formerly occupied by M 1 Brown and Co The firm of M. I. Brown and Co., has been changed to Miell and Brown and moved to the store formerly oc cupied by Keith and Godwin. The office formerly used for the Mayor's office has been fitted up with nice, new fixtures for the U. S. Post Office. Williamston is coming. Will have a public building some of these days. Tlie Board of Directors of the Martin County Tobacco Warehouse Co. met Monday night and rented one of the warehouses to Mr. James Leggett and the other to Messrs. E. L. Morgan and W. M. York. Mr. Bridges from Kinstou lias ac cepted a position with Martin and Biggs at the furniture factory. Messrs. W. J. Harper, representing Finly, Roberts and Co., and J. L. Yeakel, representing the Lowey Drug Co., Baltimore, were register id at the Hassell House on Tuesday. Col. D, Worthington, a former res ident of this place, but now of Wil son, author of the "Broken Word," i book touching on the Civil War and Slavery in the South, was at the Has sell House one day this week. Mrs. Marie Ellison and little laughter, Laurie, who have been vis iting Mrs. Belle Ellison, returned to their home in Parmele. N C Wed nesday The Editor has been sick for a week and is still confined to his room with the "grip." Mr. Harry Wynn, of Everetts, was in Williamston Tuesday and sub scribed for The Enterprise. Miss Lula Staton, who has iieen quite ill at her home at "Kelvin Grove" Farm, we are glad to say is improved. 'Victory l*arden Is Worth Over $200 To Family Of Five Vegetables that can be grown in a "Victory Garden" are worth $253.55, based on retail store prices, says H.. R. Niswonger, extension horticultur ist of N. C. State College. If the vege tables were all sold on curb markets, at seasonal prices, they would bring $255 28_ "All 'this is' possible," Niswonger declared, "through a little garden work, the proper fertilizer and spray materials, and a special collection of Victory Garden seed which is being sold throughout the State by lead ing seedsmen at prices ranging from 15.35 to $6.50 for the entire seed as sortment. It is evident from this that a Victory Garden is a good invest ment." As examples of the value of gar den crops, the horticulturist said that one-half ounce of tomato seed will produce enough plants to put out 750 row lent. This planting-wilt fee sufficient to feed a family of five, both fresh tomatoes and an extra amount for canning, throughout the year. The approximate yield from 750 row feet of tomatoes would be loitering," there was a fourth regu-, lation stating that, "No Scholar shall1 be permitted to lounge about any Store or Tavern, or the public street, nor play therein." Attending public worship and refraining from study and amusemAits was required as a part of the strict regard for the "Lord's Day." The concluding statement from the rules specified that should any pu pil's conduct "render him an improp er and dangerous companion for his fellow students, he shall (after due discipline being exercised) be dis missed from the institution." ? Planting 115,001 Pine Seedlings On Eroded Fields C. B. Keller, of Oxford 4, is plant ng 115,000 pine seedlings on eroded fields and on old stands of pines that iave been clean-cut for lumber, re jorts Granville County Farm Agent 2. V. Morgan. 20 bushels, or 1,200 pounds. At a re .ail and curb market price of 6 cents per pound, the value of tomatoes in i Victory Garden would be $72. Two and one-half pounds of bush lima beans, planted in 250 feet of row, will yield approximately 35 quarts, shelled. At 40 cents per quart the value would be $14.00. It requires S ounces of turnip seed to plant a sufficient amount for a family of five, but this planting will produce Approximately nine bushels, or 450 pounds of turnip roots. At a retail price of 3 cents per pound, the value j is $13 50; at a curb market price of 41 cents per pound, the value is $18.". "Grow a Victory Garden to show | /our patriotism, to help meet eco-' nomic needs, and to improve your health," the horticulturist urged. Beware Coughs from common colds That Hang On Creomulsion relieves promptly be cause it goes right to the seat of the trouble to help loosen and expel germ laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, in flamed bronchial mucous mem branes Tell your druggist to sell you a bottle of Creomulsion with the un derstanding you must like the way it quickly allays the cough or vou are to have your money back. CREOMULSION for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis 1.10 p,nt '2.15 FULL QUART BOOOINHtM A WORTS. LTO , PLOHIA ILLINOIS WATER POWER SERVES US WELL pLIXTItIC power is llic greatest driving foree ol ull?but water power serves the sumc purpose. So is great wealth desirable?but we must start with the smaller savings first, and then later we may uttain that greater power. Open your suviugs account toduy. Branch Banking & Trust Co. "THE SAFE EXECUTOR" Member Federal llepuslt Insurance Corpoaaliun PAY YOUR TAXES Avoid Tax Penalty Beginning March 2 A Penalty of Two Per Cent Will Be Added To All Tax Accounts Due The County Pay Your Taxes on or Before March 1st and Save the PENALTY M. L. PEEL Tax Collector of Martin County

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