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WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
W. C. MANNING
Editor ? 1908-1938
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Address all communications to The Enterprise
and not individual members of the firm.
Friday, ,4/tril 3. 1912.
Some fifteen million men will be toiling in
the war industries within a short time. They are
doing the actual work that must be done if Hit
ler, Musso and Hirohito are defeated.
There are some other millions who are blab
bering and doing nothing but blabbering I he
talker, the records show, is doing little or
nothing but talking. He is busy telling what
others should and must do, reserving the right
for himself to do nothing and to do that when
he wants to. He condemns alleged high wages,
but yet he has not and will not even think about
working for that amount. Some senators and
representatives condemn the man who diaws
$2,400 a year in industry and then stick their
hands out ahead of time for $10,000 salaries plus
20-cent travel allowances, free laundry, trunks
There are those who are talking economy?
for the other fellow with their own hands bur
ied deep into the taxpayers' pockets, grasping
for the last penny of profit.
There are those who talk about sixty and
seventy hour work schedules. They are the
same ones who can't find time to spend one
hour of their own time for the defense of the
country they would have someone else to work
10 hours a week to help save.
If the people of this country would stop talk
ing and go to work great accomplishments
would follow in the due course of time And
to aggravate the situation, too many of those
who talk so much hardly know what they are
,\en IT'ure Of lrre*pontibility
Based on a nine-year-old attack directed
against the New Deal, a n< w wave oi irrespoii
sibilitv is sweeping over the country. It is be
ing fanned by that very class that during all
these years has pitted the rights of the few
against the rights and welfare of the many, and
many who have been fooied by the old tory
press are helping feed dynamite to the fire of
hate and disunity. Those leaders who would
preserve freedom to all and struggle to maintain
the democratic way of life see in the latest at
tack on labor a move that equals the work of
the most daring and highly successful fifth col
umnist. The leaders are appealing to reason,
but the mighty surge formented by those would
rather see the New Deal defeated than to see
victory for this land, is sweeping ever onward
to what objective no one can say. But it is fairly
apparent that just about the time American
production ^approaches ljigh gear, the fifth
mongers move forward to gum up the works.
Racketeering in labor circles is to be con
demned. But the wave of hate sweeping this
country is directed against all working men.
But to successfully condemn racketeering in
the labor front, society must reform, change its
ways and tackle racketeering that is strangling
the real democratic way of life. Isn't it a fairly
apparent fact that there are those in the law
profession who are more interested in their fees
than they are in the cause of justice? Isn't it a
fact that there are those in the other profes
sions who foster rackets for their own selfish
ness and who do so at the detriment of society?
The press of this country is in the middle of a
racket now, shading and coloring the news on
one side and suppressing it on the other side.
Are we going to condemn the law profession,
the medical profession, the press and other in
stitutions in their entirety because a few of
their members are racketeers, racketeers who
are just as common as the most common in the
labor ranks and who are impeding progress of
the war and retarding the march of progress
just as much so as the racketeer in the ranks
of labor? Just as we would condemn the labor
racketeer, let us condemn the racketeer in the
professions, but pray let us not punish the
masses for the sins of a few. Our wave of hys
teria just now sweeping the country is packed
with potential dynamite and it is subject to
bring us down in defeat and ruin. Let's be sane
about it Let's get the facts the best we can,
and then act accordingly.
/nst recently when the tory press, the same
praas that led the fight against President Roose
tnlt on two prominent occasions before, was
headlining a few isolated troubles within the
ranks of labor, authoritative sources?not the
National Association of Manufacturers, but the
United States Government?stated that the la
bor situation was 99.97 per cent perfect, or .53
of one per cent better than that certain soap. In
other words out of the millions of workers there
were fewer on strike than there were industrial
ists and big wigs, basking in the Florida sun
shine, wasting their talents and fiddling while
our boys fought 24 hours a day on the battle
While the ill-informed are forming a mob
like action against the workers who hold the
power to produce the ammunition of war, there
try have dictated to the government, how one
ship building company has already taken in
profits 28 times greater than its investment.
We are making ready to stab the working man
in the back after American diplomacy has fall
en down. There have been gross mistakes and
"an angry mob, gathering momentum that can
hot be stopped by reason or truth, is out to
blame the common working man for all our
woes and evils.
We should be on our guard. We should see
in the latest move of the tory group led by the
aristocrats of Virginia and mouthpieces of dom
ineering industry an attempt to introduce vir
tual dictatorship for the masses and a free rein
for the few. Those very mortals who have con
demned Roosevelt and who have charged him
with trying to establish a dictatorship are now
urging him through mob action to establish a
dictatorship for the common masses. It is quite
possible that they will attempt to crucify him
if and when he offers a policy of action for cap
ital similar to that capital would now impose
This new wave of condemnation and irrespon
sibility is saddening for we are trying to point
the finger of blame on a group who for the most
part has no voice in the press or in the air while
we go along our way enjoying the many pleas
ures. basking in the seashore suns and fiddling
The Promise Of Paster
By Ruth Taylor.
Last year all over the world there was sor
row and desolation. War laid waste the foun
dations of our civilization. Bombs crashed
through the air to shatter the earthly monu
ments of past glories, and the vultures of the
sea laid in wail for the proud ships that bore
the harvest of the world. Everywhere there
were homeless, heartbroken folk, harried here
and there bv their relentless oppressors.
This year our own country, sucked into the
vortex of the struggle by the insatiable greed
of the hate-mongers, knows first-hand the bit
ter pains of war. Hearts are heavy and minds
are fraught with trouble. Separation, anxiety,
death, weigh down the spirit and the minds of
Across this darkness falls the light of Easter
the pledge of life and of life eternal a life
in which there shall be neither sorrow of part
ing nor affliction of heart and soul. The pledge
of the resurrection symbolized in Easter is like
a light in the darkness a ray of sunlight fall
ing across a woodland glade, dank and cold
110111 ihe devastation Of Willtiy blasts and the
melting snows of countless storms.
To the worried, Easter brings hope; to the
downcast of spirit, courage; and to those who
have lost all that was dear to them in life, it
brings the comfort of faith. It is the triumph
of good over evil of truth over error, of life
over death, of the Eternal Goodness over the
forces of evil.
There is no deeper human experience than
the realization of the impermanence of evil. It
is that knowledge which will sustain and sup
port us through the dark days ahead. We know
that ours is the ultimate Victory for we fight
on the side of right.
Sorrow there is ,and suffering and pain and
loss, but beyond them all is the glory of the
Easter morning when the stone is rolled away.
In the words of the old hymn, "Weeping may
endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morn
Easter is the eternal pledge of the resurrec
tion The voice of the prophet. Job, paraphrased
and set to triumphant strains of music, still
rings out: "I know that my Redeemer liveth
?and because he lives, I too shall live."
Work?hard work?will cure both mental and
physical afflictions, so says an old author quot
ed in the Morganton News Herald. The trou
ble is too many of us prefer to suffer afflictions
rather than take the prescribed medicine. Any
way, the following few sentences are passed on
for the encouragement of those who do work
and in the home that others will dare taste the
If you are poor?work.
If you are rich?continue to work.
If you are burdened with seemingly unfair
If you are happy?keep right on working.
Idleness gives room for doubts and fear.
If disappointments come?work.
If sorrow overwhelms you, and loved ones
seem not true?work.
When faith falters and reason fails ? just
When dreams are shattered and hope seems
dead?work. Work as if your life were in peril
... it really is.
No matter what ails you?work. Work faith
fully and work with faith. Work is the great
est remedy available.
Work will cure both mental and physical af
- he wants ter know,
Ef the United States Chamber of
Commerce aint jest a Smoke-Screen
Did you ever see it adverkate eny
thing ler iher good of "little-big
ness?" or even ther "gineral-public?"
Dont it work on about--ther same
plan as ther feller who figgered out
how to divide ther turkey and ther
buzzard betwixt him and his huntin
partner? And dont it think ther Jun
ior Chambers, lak ther feller that
got ther buzzard evry time, ought to
be rnuch-o-blege for bein allowed to
eoiisoit With liiei Senior chamber?
Dont ther smoke-screen thay tries
to spread jest create a mirage uv
what they tries to wrap up?
Tip -OffsOn The
Times Are Offered
Safety razor users will have to get
along on one blade a week (in 1941
three billion blades were produced)
-and so right away there was a
small stampede for blades in New
York, sales jumping 20 per cent ov
ernight . . . General Motors sales in
1941 set an all-time high of $2,400,
000.000. a gain of 35.8 per cent over
1940. at the same time, deliveries of
war materials quadrupled, reaching
a total of $408,000,000 (1942's total
will dwarf that) . . . All profits from
operation of a huge new munitions
firm now a-building in the midwest,
to be operated by a subsidiary of
Johnson and Johnson, the surgical
supply folks, will go to the Army
Emergency Relief Fund, announces
Robert W. Johnson . . . Menthol al
ways was imported from China and
Japan, but no more. Domestic pep
permint oil may come to the rescue,
for Vick Chemical Company has
placed an "education" order with an
essential oil refiner for menthol ex
tracted from peppermint oil?about
80 per cent of which comes from
northern Indiana and southern Mich
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NOTICE OF SAI.E
Under und by virtue of an order
of the Superior Court. Martin County
.signed at the March Term. 1942, Su
perior Court Martin County in an
action entitled "J K. Downs v. A.
E. Downs et al" the undersigned
Commissioners will, on the 16th day
of April. 1942, at 12 o'clock. Noon, in
front of the Courthouse door in Wil
liamston. N. C.. offer for sale to the
highest bidder for cash, the follow
ing described tract of land:
Beginning at a black gum in a
blanch, Abel Thomas' corner, in the
Joseph Whitehurst line, running
down said branch the various courses
to the Baggett Branch, the Joseph
Hoff I:lie, thence up said branch
along the Joseph Hoff line to his cor
ner, an oak. thence further along this
line to the It. II Salsbury, Calvin
Purvis and Abel Thomas corner,
theme Northwardly along the Pur
vis line ot the Joseph Whitehurst and
Bethel Savage line, thence along the
s.iiil Wlnti Inn.'I Inn?to the begin
nilig Containing, by estimation, 66
2 3 acres, more or less. Saving and
excepting from this tract one-half of
it. the same bejng the one-half on
which the dwelling house stands (or
stood) Beginning at a sweet gum in
a branch in the Abel Thomas line,
running westward to a persimmon
tn t?with an iron spike in it near the
end of a little ditch, thence various
courses so as to get one-half of the
original tract owned by J. W Downs,
excepted part being the land con
veyed to J. K. Downs by Deed in C-l,
The purchaser at the sale will be
required to make a deposit of It) per
cent of the sale price and the pur
chaser will buy same with the un
derstanding that he is not to have
actual possession until January 1,
This 17th day of March, 1942.
E. S. PEEL,
B. A. CRITCHER,
n:2tl 4t Commissioners
NOTICE OF RE-SALE
North Carolina. Martin County.
Under and by virtue of the order
of re-sale signed by Hon. L. Bruce
Wynne, Clerk of the Superior Court
of Martin County, in the special pro
ceedings entitled "Ephriam Peele,
Executor of the Will of Alexander
Peele vs. Roseoe Peele, Homer Peele,
Noah Peele. Ollie Roberson, Pew
Ward, Dave Roberson, Arminte
Barnhill, Tom Ward, William Peele,
Joseph Manning. Theodore Manning,
et als," the undersigned Commis
sioner will, on the 13th day of April,
1942, at 12:00 o'clock M . at the
Courthouse Door at Williamston, N.
C., offer for sale to the highest bid
der for cash, a certain tract of land
in Martin County, North Carolina,
and more particularly described as
Beginning at the South end of the
cement bridge across Harris Branch
on the road from J. R. P. Griffin's to
the old Corey School House, thence
running up the run of said branch
8:25 chains'to the center of the Al
exander Peele farm road; along the
center of said road South 1' West
14.25 chains to an iron marker on the
old path: thence South 19' West 37.45
chains to an iron marker in Fore
man-Blade Lumber Company's line;
thence South 52" West 5 52 chains to
an iron marker, I. F. Griffin's cor
ner; thence North 40 chains along I,
F. Griffin's line to an old road;
thence North 85' West 1.40 chains
to the canal in Harris Branch, S.
Peele's line; thence down the said
canal 8 chains; thence North 13.05
chains along S. Peele's line to an iron
marker on the edge of the aforesaid
road; thence down said road South
86' East 16.45 chains to the begin
ning, containing 67 acres, more or
leas, and being Lot No. 1 as shown
on the map in the report of the Com
missioners in the above entitled pro
This the 25th day of March, 1042.
CLARENCE W. GRIFFIN,
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