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Honesty Pays ? In
A Number of Ways
Fort Bragg?Private John Vetter,
Fort Bragg soldier, is convinced that
honesty is the best policy.
Recently Private Vetter received
a letter addressed to John Vetter at
the Reception Center at Fort Dix, N.
J. In it was a crisp new five dollar
bill. After reading the letter, howev
er, Private Vetter found that it was
not to him?that he had received it
Tempted though he was to keep
the five dollars and tear up the let
ter, Private Vetter sent it, complete
with banknote, back to the sender,
Miss Edna Banker, of Evansville,
Indiana, explaining that she had the
So impressed with his honesty was
Miss Banker that she showed his let
ter to the girls who work in her of-1
fice. As a result, he received mail
Peanuts Are Important In
Meeting Victory Food Goal
Peanuts are important in meeting
the Food-for-Victory goals because
they normally will yield three times
as much oil per acre as cotton, and
twice as much oil per acre as soy
beans, says Dr. I. O. Schaub, direct
or of the State College Extension
Service. Vegetable oils are badly
needed due to the loss of imports of
these products from combat zones
of the war. In an emergency, peanut
oil can be substituted for other oils
that are used in making explosives,
antifreeze and medicines.
from thirty young ladies requesting
that he correspond with them. In ad
dition to this he received cash gifts
totaling ten dollars.
The upshot is that Private Vetter
gained rather than lost by his hon
esty and is also enjoying the privi
lege of writing thirty nice young la
dies from Indiana?postage free
BY MEMBERS OE THE
U. S. Armed Forces
In accordance with_ Chapter 346. North Carolina
Public Laws for 1941, notice is hereby given that,
"Any qualified voter entitled to vote in thp pri
mary of any political party, who, on the date of
such primary, is in the military, naval or other
armed forces of the United States may vote in the
primary of the party of his affiliation . .
Notice is also given that the absentee voter may apply
direct or through his wife, brother, sister, parent or child
to the chairman of the county board of elections for an
official primary ballot, the application to show the pre
cinct in which the applicant is registered and entitled
to vote and the company or other armed unit of which
the applicant is a member.
As soon as possible after application is received, official
ballots will be mailed to the designated parties. It is
pointed out that applications should be made immedi
ately so as to provide ample time for the ballots to
clear the mail before the primary on May 30, 1942.
Application blanks may be had from the under
signed or at the office of County Tax Collect
or in the Martin County Courthouse, William.
ston. North .Carolina.
Chairman, Martin County Board of Election*
R. F. D. 1, WILLI AMSTON, N.-C.
Farmers can qualify for new or
recapped tires, providing they use
their trucks or cars to haul produee
to and from the market, Dean 1 O.
Schauh, director of the State Col
lege Extension Service, said in dis
cussing the tire rationing system.
"The farmer who uses his truck
exclusively to transport farm prod
ucts and food to market, and to car
ry needed home supplies to the farm,
is eligible for new tires and tubes,"
the agricultural leader explained.
"This includes the transportation of
fuel for farm machinery, fertilizers
and feeds to the farm. On the other
haifd, no new tires will be sold to
farmers for trucks that are used to
carry products to housewives or oth
er ultimate consumers."
Dean Schaub said that the term
"truck" includes pick-ups. Farmers
are also eligible to get new tires for
their tractors and other farm im
plements, providing they are not
changing from steel wheels to rub
Turning next to the eligibility of
fanners tn receive?i crapped "tires,
the Extension director said: "Farm
ers who use their passenger cars to
haul produce to and from market
because they have no other practical
means of transportation, are eligible
to have tires recapped or to buy re
capped tires. This eligibility also ap
plies to farm workers and techni
cians who use their passenger cars
to travel within and to and from
farms essential to the war effort."
Dean Schaub said that farmers
who use their trucks for important
purposes other than those that make
them eligible for new tires, also may
Avoid Tax Penalty
BEGINNING MAY FIRST
A 4% Tax Penalty
Will Be Added To All Accounts Due
The County of Martin
PAY YOUR TAXES NOW and SAVE
THE ADDITIONAL 1% PENALTY
ADDED ON MAY 1st
L. M. PEEL
? *'I "?
Tax Collector for Martin County
ON THE FARM FRONT
Aqrkvltvril Ixttnstet Sennet
HOUSEWIVES ARE TOLD HOW
TO OUTWIT CLOTHES MOTH
"Those winter woolens you are
putting away this spring are going
to be more valuable than ever next
fall," points out Miss Willie N. Hun
ter, clothing specialist of the N. C.
State College Extension Service.
"War-time needs for wool emphasixe
the importance of protecting gar
ments and blankets from moth dam
age." he declared.
Miss Hunter says that moths are
likely to be in almost any house at
any time of the year. "So eliminate |
all breeding places for moths," she
advises, "and keep all floors and
rugs well swept. Never leave wool (
rags or old wool clothes lying care-1
lessly around the house. Don't let
lint or hair accumulate in floor
cracks or under baseboards?or dog
or cat hairs remain in the basement.
Moths like hair, feathers, and fur as
well as wool."
Continuing, the Extension special
ist said: "Before you store wool
garnu nts, rid them of moths, larvae,
or moth eggs. Dry cleaning, washing
with a strong solution of neutral
soap, or sunning, airing and brush
ing combined will kill moths ? de
stroy their eggs and larvae.
"Put clothing away in paper bags,
in paper packages, in boxes, or store
in trunks, chests and tight closets.
Seal all paper bundles, bags and
boxes so the moths have no access.
They won't eat through the paper,
but they will crawl through the
"For extra protection, use naptha
lene or paradichlorobonzene, or moth
balls which Contain one or both of
these chemicals. About one pound
of flake napthalehe or paradichloro
benzene is a .safe amount for a small
chest, trunk or wooden box. For a
large closet or storeroom, use a
pound of crystals to every 100 cu
Plant Beds Breed
Here's a note of warning to tobac
co growers of North Carolina from
Dr. B. B. Fulton, State College en
tomologist. He urges farmers to
scrape, plow or harrow their old
tobacco plant beds after transplant
ing to the field has been completed.
"Tobacco plant beds are the pre
ferred breeding grounds for flea bee
tles," Dr Fulton says. "Scraping,
plowing or harrowing the old plant
beds will destroy thousands of flea
beetle larvae and reduce injury to
nowly-*?'t plants" _J
The entomologist explained that
beetles that breed in plant heda
move to the newly-set plant* in the
field, where they feed on the leaves
and lay largo number of eggs in the
soil-near the tobacco plants. Tiny
worm like larvae hatch and feed on
the roots. This movement of bee
tles from the plant beds continues
as long as then- are any plants left
in the beds.
"Tobacco plants are tender, as all
farmers know " Dr Fulton declared
"The usual shock of uprooting and
transplanting, plus the double-bar
reled attack of flea beetles on leaves
and roots, weakens the transplants,
causes permanent stunting, and ac
tually kills a large number of the
"Tests show that the best method
to kill the flea beetle larvae in to
bacco plant beds is to remove all to
bacco plants, and then scrape the
soil to a depth of two to three inches.
Another good way is to plow and
harrow the plant beds. Plowing alone
is helpful, but some larvae are not
killed unless the beds are harrowed
The State College entomologist
said that "an ounce of prevention at
this season of the year is worth many
pounds of cure after the flea beetles
have attacked the tobacco plants in
Visits Relatives Here
Miss Edna Earl James, of Norfolk,
visited relatives here last week-end.
qualify for recaps. "For instance,'
he stated, "a dairy farmer who de
livers milk to consumers in an iso
lated area not having access to oth
er sources of milk might establish
eligibility it the local rationing
board considers it vital."
State College Hints
For Farm Homes
By RUTH CURRENT
State Home Demonstration Agent
This is the year for North Carolina
?farm families to:
Pay off old debts and avoid mak
ing new ones; give more attention to
quality in purchases, including a
study of labels and materials; clean I
up the premises to prevent costly
fores and disease epidemics; inspect
the roof for leaks.
Any year is a good time for farm
families to keep the calendar handy
and refer to it often. It gives you
something to shoot at, and a sched
ule to follow. Crossing off finished
jobs is so much satisfaction.
Give eggs a break: There are
hundreds of ways to use eggs. A
homemaker is negligent when she
[allows her family to become tired of
eggs at this season of the year when
they are plentiful.
Eggs are rich In iron and Vitamins
A and u. They are also a good source
[of Vitamins B and D.
| A guidepost for cooking eggs and
cheese dishes is to use a low temper
ature. Don't boil eggs, simmer them
Long cooking and high temperatures
arc causes of curdled custard..
For foot comfort: Put a little piece
of lamb's wool between your toes to
prevent soft corns forming if your
work requires long hours of stand
Try this when you're gardening:
Take a good niece of wool cloth
scrap from an old suit or coat. Trace
the outline of your shoe sole on it
and then cut it out one-fourth inch
smaller. Place this woot scrap"
smoothly in the bottom of your shoe
Rules of the
Road . . .
Sec. 132 1-2, Motor Vehicle Laws
of North Carolina:?"Every person
riding an animal or driving any ani
mal drawing a vehicle upon a high
way shall be subject to the provi
sions of this act applicable to the
driver of a vehicle, except those pro
visions of the Act which by their na
ture can have no application."
In other words, a man riding a
mule or driving a horse-drawn ve
hicle o nany highway must obey the
same general traffic regulations and
rules of the road that drivers of mo
tor vehicles are required to obey, the
only exceptions being those laws
which could not apply to animals or
animal-drawn vehicles, such as the
60-mile maximum speed lawr or the
law forbidding coasting down grade
with the gears in neutral.
iMtest Addition* To The
Listed among the recent additions
to the Enterprise mailing list are the
W 11 Bell. Williamston. Mrs. Thes
sie Barnhill, Williamston, W. H.
Hadley, Williamston; Bob Kdmond
son, Hamilton; J. D. Peaks, Norfolk;
E. W. Harden, Hardens; Charles H.
Manning. Quantico, Va.; Mrs. W. K.
Parker, Williamston; Rupert Cowan,
Williamston; Clyde Hassell, William
ston; N. T. Daniel, Jamesville; Lucy
Smithwick. Williamston; Ernest
ston; Mrs. Zeno Beddard, William
and you will find it. not only a soft
cushion to stand, on but also a pro
tection from dampness and cold.
Granville Farmer* Are
Building Own Terrace?
More farmers of Granville Coun
ty are building their own terraces
this year than ever before, reports
W. B. James, assistant farm agent of
the N. C. State College Extension
Farm real estate values for the
country as a whole rose about seven
per cent during the 12 months end
ing March 1st, reports the U. S. De
partment of Agriculture.
ston, H. B York, Allenhurst. N. J.;
Mrs. Virginia LiUey, Williamston;
Clyde Brown. Jamesville
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To the Voters of the
First Congressional District:
Ill answer to a paid advertisement appearing in the Flizubetl
(lily Advance under date of March 111, 1912, and circularized
throughout the district, attacking the war record of Marvin llloimt
we desire to state the facts in this connection. v
Marvitr Mount volunteered?twice for active service ami foi
physical reasons was rejected hy the Army and the Navy, hut he
cause of his desire to serve his country, he went to Fort Sill, Okla
homa, where he was agent in charge for the Federal lltireau of In
vestigation, working in connection with the military authorities
at that Army post.
VI'hen the voters kuou the truth, they are more able to judge,
JUNK II. HOSE
'ast Commander, American Legion
DR. PAUL. E. JONES
J. li. WALDRQP
D. C. MOORE. Ji
?L. W. CIIEItnV
Veterans of Last World Win
T. W. ROUSE
1). J WH1C11AKD. Jr.
p i. r.oonsoN _
.1 W ROOK
Overseas Veterans of Last World Wai
On War Record ami Public Life
In the Elizabeth City Advance there ap
peared recently a paid political advertise
raen containing an editorial which had pre
viously appeared in the same paper. The
advertisement concerned itself mainly
with with the war record of Marvin Blount
and Herbert Bonner and contained a num
ber of misleading as well as some utter
ly false statements.
Following the example of the lowly
squid (fish) which throws out a cloud of
inky liquid when pressed too hard by an
adversary, Mr. Bonner's assistants must be
getting mightily afraid of Blount's chances
in the coming Primary to use- the squid
method of beclouding the waters.
The true facts, which by the way could
have been easily ascertained before the
editorial was written, are these:
1. Marvin Elount volunteered for the
Army and was given a physical examina
tion in Raleigh, N. C., and was turned
down by the Army for physical disability.
2. Marvin Blount then went to Norfolk,
Virginia, and volunteered for the Navy. In
Norfolk he was given another physical ex
amination and was turned down by the
Navy for physical disability.
3. When his draft number under Select
ive Service was, called, he was given an
other physical examination and was again
refused by the United States Army.
4. Not content with having had three
examinations and three refusals of his
service by the armed forces, lie then went
In Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and st'ived an
Agent In Charge for the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, working in close contact
and cooperation with the military author
ities at that Army Post.
The advertisement referred to condemns
Marvin Blount for being a "rich man."
While Mr. Blount has been reasonably
successful, he is not a rich man, and fur
thermore, not one penny of his money
came to him in the form of a government
sulary or pension.
The advertisement further states that
Marvin Blount . . was little heard of
outside of Pitt CountyMr. Blount
served three terms in the North Carolina
State Senate, two terms as Mayor of
Greenville, is now County Attorney for
the County of Pitt, served as a member
of the State Tax Commission and the
School Commission created by the Gen
eral Assembly in the sessions of 1937 and
1939, respectively. As an active leader of
the North Carolina League of Municipali
ties, he was Vice President of that body
and Chairman of its important Legislative
Committee during his terms as Mayor.
Now with this in mind, we ask what
Congressman Bonner has done for the
past 18 years to make himself famous,
aside from drawing a good salary from
the Federal Government and fostering,
or at least not opposing, a bill to pension
Congressmen for their "war-effort" while
American boys are being^ called on to
die for their Country at from twenty to
thirty dollars a month?
BLOUNT FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE
OF PITT COUNTY
? - ;
(Political Advertising) By: J. W. H. ROBERTS, Chairman.