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ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO.
WILLIAMS TON, NORTH CAROLINA.
W. C. MANNING
Editor ? 1908 1938
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Friday, May 29, 1912.
Ju*t A Mere Coincidence
It may have been just a mere coincidence, and
some will say it was business foresight, but the
role the Standard Oil Company is playing in this
war adheres, it would seem, closely to the old
policy of business first and country second
Not so many months ago. the Standard Oil
buried huge tanks around many if not all of
its filling stations No objection even if the act
was advanced when steel and metal were rap
idly becoming scarce. Then the tanks were fill
ed or partly filled. And then rationing started,
the allotments being based on deliveries made
in certain designated periods. Some dealers
were able to get large quantities of gas, one
burying about $2,000 worth in the ground. An
other dealer, so the reports state, had a month
ly quota that would ordinarily last him during
normal times for about three months
Yes, it is understood that a Standard Oil
Company man was in Washington directing the
When other companies were reporting emp
ty tanks at their bulk plants and running here
and there trying to get enough gas to supply
tlieii custuiiiei's. Standard Oil tanks weie lilei
ally bubbling over.
Standard Oil, still singing and boasting its
part in supporting the war effort, denies it had
anything to do with Farbenindustrie, the Ger
man chemical trust, that proved detrimental to
this country. And maybe it did nothing wrong,
but it is hard to believe that Standard Oil has
gone all out in supporting the war effort when
its work in the field fits so nicely into the pic
ture at Washington, or the work in Washing
ton fits so perfectly into the picture in the
Curtail 1 our Ache* and Pain*
The war has done- funny things to the eco
nomic life of the nation. Therefore it is not a
surprise to learn that the medical profession
urges the public to curtail aches and pains for
the duration of the emergency.
With more than ten thousand physicians al
ready in Army uniforms, and another six thous
and required in i 942, there will not be sufficient
physicians to take care of increasing civilian
Of course, as most everybody knows, there is
little or nothing the matter with many "sick
people." The doctors know this. They think that
the needs of the public can be met if individuals
will pay closer attention to matters of health
_b.v aHfipting a gonrl Hiet and getting plenty of
rest. Naturally, all excesses, whether of over
eating, over-working, over-drinking or over
exercising, are to be avoided.
"Sneaked Away Under Cover"
At their meeting in Raleigh last week the
North Carolina Merchants Association called
for the elimination of the sales tax?complete
ly. Having fought it through the years, that was
not surprising, but to say that the merchants
were optimistic enough to expect that to even
tuate, would be stretching the imagination too
They pointed to the big surplus the State now
has in its treasury, but that will melt away with
the curtailment of other incomes, and the sur
plus will be needed to carry on. And of course
there is that never-answered question, "Where
will you get the money to replace the sales
tax?" It is not enough to remind that we man
aged to get it from somewhere before the sales
tax was invented, for we are demanding more
of government now than we did back yonder.
But if the merchants could only discover some
new source of revenue, they would be taking
a tremendous load off the backs of the small
North Carolinians have become calloused to
the sales tax A former governor has told us
that we will have it with us always, and seem
ed to get quite, some satisfaction in the telling.
But its burden will become more noticeable if
and when Congress fastens a federal sales levy
on the country. It will amount to double taxa
tion here in North Carolina, and if ever there
was a time when the tax, adopted for emergen
cy and under the solemn promise that it would
be lifted when emergency had passed, had the
way wide open for exit, it is right now, when
this federal threat is haunting the people.
The editor of the Window Seat Weekly, com
menting on the prospects of a federal sales tax
sums up its inequities this way:
"It hits poor people the hardest ... It raises
living costs, the very thing we arc tearing our
government shirts to prevent?even the Presi
dent's shirts . . . We are dragging money awav
by force from the very class of people we ought
to urge?maybe compel?to buy war bonds as
a cushion for the war-end rainy day . . . There
are cowardly reasons for this tax, but I don't
know any good ones, except that it is the easiest
tax to pay because your money is sneaked away
under cover, when you don't think about it.
But it is sneaked away just the same."
Even the most zealous advocate of the sales
tax will agree with that appraisal in every de
tail, but just let somebody suggest that it be
abandoned and they'll back off like a cat from
The merchants, who have to collect the tax
without remuneration, are right in holding it
up to scorn, for some sweet day the people will
rise up and smite it?new source or no new
source. It is significant that it was sales tax
money which was stolen by the half dozen men
connected with the revenue department. Could
it be that they considered it so unholy that it
didn't matter much what happened to it?
Announcing the Opening
MONDAY, JUNE 1
1942? AT 9:00 A.M.
Daily Hours of Operation
9 A.M. to 12 M. 2 P.M. to 6 P.M.
7:30 P.M. To 9:30 P.M.
SUNDAY HOURS ?2 P.M. to 7 P.M.
Stcim for Your Health^ Sake ? Pure, Clean, Filtered Water at All Timet .
Pool Frethly Painted ? Plenty of Shotcer* and Thoroughly Sanitary
Age 13 year* or more - _ 10c per hour Ixtrker* 5c per hour
Age Under 13 y ear* 5c per hour Towel* ... 5c per hour
Age IS year* or more 95.00 Age Under 13 year* $3.50
Locker*, Per Season $2.50
To God? Why?
By REV. JOHN HARDY
Church Of The Advent
Whether or not human beings
matter to God depends entirply upon
what God is like. For example
whether or not a soldier matters to
his captain depends entirely upon
what kind of man the captain is. If
he is a man of large sympathies and
deep feeling the individual will
matter intensely. If, on the other
hand, he is a man of blood and iron,
the soldier will matter only as he
is incidental to his own purpose. And
if the captam has become magnified
into a War Department which in
turn has been so impersonated as
to be little more than a bureau of
military statistics, the soldier will
not matter at all. In the same way,
if God is only an abstract principle
or an unconscious power there is no
reason to suppose that men will mat
ter to Him any more than asphalt
matters to a steam roller. But if God
is the Moving Spirit of the universe
and has made Himself most explicit
in the life and love of Jesus, it is im
possible to suppose that men do not
matter to Him. Such is the God of
To a God like that human beings
COULD matter. The fact that He is
so big increases rather than de
creases the possibility of His care for
individuals. The bigger and greater
the man, the more acute is his in
terest in and knowledge of details.
To a layman a symphony orchestra
is an ensemble. To a great conduct
or an orchestra is an ensemble of in
struments everyone of which he
hears and follows with intense in
terest and care. The greater the con
ductor the greater is his knowledge
of the individual instrument and the
more attention he gives to the max
imum development of each individ
ual part. It is the same through hu
man experience. The further up the
scale in character we go the more
we find increasing understanding
of significant details. So it's with
God. We matter to God not in spite
of the fact that He is infinitely
great, but because of the fact that
in His infinite greatness He can em
brace and appreciate not only the
great masses of His creation but al
so its smallest and most precious de
Furthermore, to a God like that
human beings WOULD matter. It
is not merely a possibility; it is vir
tually^ necessity. A man never loses
interest in that in which he invests
[something of himself. Only the un
natural father loses interest In his
children and only the careless work
man loses interest in the products of
his craftmanship. If God is Mind
and Love, He has invested some
thing of Himself in every leaf and
star, but certainly it is not presum
ing too much to say that He has in
vested more of Himself in man than
in any other part of His creation
known to us. The very fact that our
life is derived from Him, that our
thoughts are learned rom Him, that
our love is caught rom Him should
be a pledge of His interest in us. We
ill whom God has invested so much
of Himself surely cannot be beyond
the range of His intimate knowledge
Finally, to this God human beings
DID matter. They mattered so much
that He Would not leave them to
their own folly. He took things in
His own hands. He made His love so
undeniable and so unrestricted in
Jesus that men were brought from
death into life. The miracle of His
recruing love has been recurring
through twenty centuries. For us it
is the conclusive evidence that we
matter to Him We matter so much
that He gave His own Son for us that
we might have life in Him.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Theme:
"Sinning Against Love."
Baptist Training Union, 7:30 p. m.
Evening service, 8:30 p. m. Theme;
'Our High Destiny."
Meeting for Prayer and Bible Stu
dy, Thursday at 8:30 p. m. Study top
ic: "The Holy Spirit in the Work of
A cordial invitation is extended to
all to attend any or all of these serv
Many of the men who have beer
making golf clubs soon wlil be build
ing antennae for army radios.
CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
Almighty and everlasting God,
who has given unto us thy servants
grace, by the confession of a true
faith, to acknowledge the glory of
the eternal Trinity, and in the pow
er of the Divine Majesty to worship
the Unity; We beseech thee that thou
wouldest keep us steadfast in this
faith, and evermore defend us from
all adversities, who livest and reign
est, one God, world without end.
Church School, 9:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11 a.
Celebration of the Holy Commun
ion on Thursday morning at 11:00.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Sub
ject, "The Living Church?Its Un
Young People's meeting. 7:30 p.
m. Subject, "New Phases of Mission
in Our Country."
Evening service, 8:30 p. m. Sub
ject, "The New Testament Church
for Today?The Lord's Supper an
Act of Worship."
Prayer service Thursday, 8:30 p.
m Subject, "Can You Take It?"
Church school, 9:45 a. m
Morning worship and serman, 11
a m. At this hour, Rev. T. M. Grant,
district superintendent, will preach,
and at the close of the service the
second quarterly conference will be
Epworth League will meet at 7:30
Evening worship and sermon by
the pastor, 8:30 p. m.
The W.S.C.S. Bible study will
meet Monday, 3:00 p. m. at the home
of Mrs. Mary Bonner Gurganus.
Prayer and Bible study, Thurs
day, 8:30 p. m.
Choir rehearsal, Wednesday, 8:30
Low-grade otbacco may be high
ly valued in the future for making
soap, varnish stain, fiber board, fer
tiliser, and Vitamin B, according
to promising experimental work of
the Kentucky Agricultural College.
To The Voters Of
As a candidate for the office of
Judge of Recorder's Court of Martin
County, I wish to solicit the support
of the Democratic voters in the com
ing primary. My friends, including
lawyers, have called to my attention
the fact that many of the best record
ers in the state are not lawyers and
that the principal duty in the trial
of cases coming before this court is
a matter which, in the higher courts,
is the duty of the jury. I shall appre
ciate any support I may receive and
if elected promise to diligently try
to justify all confidence reposed in
me by being fair, just and impartia'
EFFECTIVE June 30th,
1942, this company's
present plan ot provid
ing Free Entrance Wiring
for Electric Range and
Electric Water Heater
installations will be dis
AMI POWER COMPANY
Twenty marine* ovenrhelmed 150
foreign rebels In a revolt in Cali
fornia in November, 1847.
NOTICE OF SALE!
Notice is hereby given that under
and by virtue of an order of the
Clerk of the Superior Court enter
ed on May 25, 1942, in that certain
special proceedings pending in the
Superior Court of Martin County
entitled: "Sam Moore and wife, and
Jasper Moore and wife, and others
vs. Reginald Chesson, Bennie Har
rell Wynn and others," same being
a partition proceedings, the under
signed Commissioner will on the
13th day of June, 1942, at twelve (12)
o'clock Noon, at the Courthouse Door
of Martin County, Williamston,
North Carolina, offer for sale, at pub
lic auction, to the highest bidder, for
cash, the following described real
All that certain piece, parcel or
tract of land containing acres,
more or less, situate, lying and being
on the Williamston and Hamilton
Road, on Western line of the Town
of Williamston, in Williamston Town
ship, Martin County, State of North
Carolina, having such shapes, metes
and bounds, courses and distances
as will more fully appear by refer
ence to a plat thereof made by T.
Jones Taylor, Surveyor, on January
3, 1927, and attached to the abstract
now on file with the Atlantic Joint
Stock Land Bank of Raleigh, the
same being bounded on the North by
the South by the lands of G. W.
Blount and Walter Haberstadt, and
on the West by the lands of O. W.
Blount, S. Hajssell an<} J. D. Leggett.
and being the identical tract of land
conveyed by deed from J. L- Has
sell and A. Hassell and wife, to
George S. Moore, of date January
22, 1910, said deed being duly re
corded in Deed Book YYY, at page
557, in the office of the Register of
Deeds for Martin County, State of
North Carolina, and by deed from
TTie Williamston Land Improvement
Company to George S. Moore of date
September 9, 1907, said deed being
recorded in Deed Book RRR, at page
287, in the Office of the Register of
Deeds for Martin County, State of
North Carolina, to which reference
may be had for full description.
The last and highest bidder at said
sale will be required to deposit the
amount of ten (10%) per cent of said
last and highest bid at the time of
and before closing the said sale.
This the 25th day of May. 1942.
HUGH G. HORTON,
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i* a vital job. It 1* one which (train* our facilitie*.
These worker*, these service men, have a job to do?
the winning of this war. Their fast and comfortable
transportation 1* imperative. You, whose Job will
permit, can help move them swiftly and comfortably
week-ends and doing your traveling during the
middle of the week for the duration.
You will find travel during the middle of the week
less crowded and schedules faster. Make your next
trip on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Quality Jooa Stor<
Triangle Pure Creamery
BUTTER, lb. roll 43c cubes lb. 44c
Salad Dressing, quart jar .... 27c
Triangle Sweet Mixed or Gherkin
PICKLES. 13-oz. jar 10c
MAYONNAISE, pint jar 27c
Land CP Lake?
CHEESE, pound 29c
SUGAR, pound 6c
(ON RATION CARDS)
MARSHMALLOWS. 2 pkgs. .. 27c
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
BEETS, CARROTS, ONIONS
NEW POTATOES, 4 pounds . 19c
Fresli CARROTS, 2 bunches .. 15c
Florida ORANGES, 4 lbs 21c
ONIONS, 4 pounds 25c