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C, as second-class matter under the act of Con
gress of March 3, 1870.
Address all communications to The Enterprise
and not individual members of the firm.
Tuetday. July 28. 1942.
Possibly because the Army, the Navy, the
Government, the Red Cross, the USO, Civilian
Defense and yes, even the Church, are not op
erated without mistakes, or at least not in ac
cordance with our superior way of thinking, we
refuse to have any part in their operation or ac
cept our fair share of the burden in maintain
ing those things that have become recognized
as being indispensable to our way of life.
We beg to differ with those in command and
in hiding behind that difference we think we
have a perfect excuse for doing nothing. On
the other hand we hog the privileges made pos
sible by those agencies. We feel perfectly free
to criticise and to condemn when we have no
right to do either.
As far as our individual part in government,
in any agency or in the church is concerned
we have no right to refuse to do our part just
because an organization or some official erred
in times gone by. We need to do our part in ac
cordahce with lnstructkmsrand then if the plnns
fail, we can say that we did our-parts, that n<5
fault can be charged against us.
Many of us stand idle while the trend of un
wholesome events sweep us off our feet and
then we fuss and fume because someone or some
agency, be it government, church or relief, does
not stand us up again.
Because a few drunken service men do things
the general public is asked not to do, because
some smart public charge runs off at the mouth
and because some of our leaders wallow around
as the people of old Babylon did, we have no
right to imitate their acts. We should adhere
to just principles, do the job assigned us and
do it well, and once our acts are without blem
ish then we may have attained that rank where
we can tell others what to do. Once we approach
a state of perfection, our acts will set worthy
examples for others to follow. Little can be
gained by condemning Congress for using lib
eral gas ratoin cards when we lie and cheat to
get more than our fair share back home
We need to stop making excuses, and settle
down to doing something constructive. To do
that we will not have to question instructions.
The American soldier in Ireland, Africa or Ausr
tralia may not, as an individual, think it is best
for him to be where he is. It should be remem
bered that he is there, that if he fails, failure
cannot be traced to him if he does his part.
Fair Treatment Callt For No Subiiiliet
If this nation is to return to a basic economy
without subsidies and pittances, it must recog
nize the basic economic laws now.
When the consumers of the nation for the
most part are able to pay more for their food
and other essentials of life, there is a deter
mined effort made in some quarters to hold
agricultural prices to a point below parity.
Such action can only pave the way to subsi
dies. If the powers-that-be demand below-par
ity prices, then it is only reasonable for the
sellers to demand subsidies. It is quite possi
ble that by selling farm products below the
cost of production and offsetting the differ
ence with a subsidy, inflation may be fore
stalled. But those who demand prices below
parity should recognize the inevitable subsi
dy and take a stand acceptable to the group
When an economy is able to support itself,
it seems foolish to mention a subsidy. Trying
to head off a revolt, national authorities are
talking about a subsidy for the gasoline com
panies. They point out that a subsidy will make
it possible for the companies to eliminate the
recently imposed two and one-half cent per
gallon price increase. Money is being made in
the transportation business today, why not let
the operators accept the price increase? It is
hardly fair for the fellow who has curtailed or
even eliminated his travel to be burdened with
taxes to support a subsidy. If the companies
were operating at a loss and the users were not
able to continue operations, there would pos
sibly be some foundation for a subsidy claim.
With a demand for services and form prod
, ft would seem that a dose of fair treatment,
i of how bitter the taste as long as the
: is the same for all, would now place
on a sound footing as far as com
petition and service are concerned, giving ev
eryone the right to move forward according to
his ambitions and his abilities.
It is an established fact that the farmer did
not receive a living price for his products back
in the early thirties, and a subsidy in the form
of parity payments followed. The worker had
no job for many months and he came in for
his share of wealth that should not have been
denied him but which he did not get in those
depression years. When times and conditions
permitted, the two groups were pacified. And
it would appear that we are laying the founda
tion for subsidies of one kind or another now
when we should be trying to iron out the kinks
and allowing each tub to stand on its own bot
tom. Should there be those who have been
caught between the inevitable, give them some
consideration, but do not deny anyone his
rightful place in our American economy.
('.ailing For A Deeiiion
Groenaboro Daily Niwi.
The time is rapidly approaching, if it has
not already arrived, where it must be decided
whether certain traffic laws, rules and regu
lations, with the potential toll which a slack
ening of safety provisions entails, are to give
way before the exigencies and demands'of war
times and their altered economy.
There has already been agitation, with some
results, for lifting of the size and load limits of
trucks and oil carriers. Yet, it is not to be for
gotten that these limits were fixed in the name
of public safety, in order that life, limb a?d
property might be protected not only on but
along the highways. Several tragedies in our
own North Carolina have previously testified
to the need for these restrictions. The same
questions are carried over into the realm of
human cargo as common carriers find heavier
and heavier demands made upon them. What
is the limit to which a bus may be loaded with
More specific, in view of Tarheelia's highway
casualty list as just announced for June, is the
prevalence of increasingly thin tires in gener
al usage. A substantial increase in fatalities
caused by blow-outs is revealed during the first"
full month of rationing; and this is the very be
ginning. Of the 60 persons killed on the high
ways in June, eight died in accidents caused
by blow-outs against only two who met death
similarly in June of last year. Thin tires, hot
weather and speeding positively will jiot mix;
in fact, the first two of them may not, and real
hot weather did not descend upon us in June
as fiercely as it has more recently. In winter
slick tires become an equally dangerous factor
on wet, icy or otherwise slippery highways.
What is to be done in this realm of public
safety? Are standards to be maintained and of
ficers instructed to keep dangerous cars, as to
equipment and load, off the highways or is
there to be a gradual relaxataion of safety
measures and traffic law enforcement? Offi
cialdom will have to choose. The Daily News,
watching the procedure from the relative safe
ty of a parked car, would content itself with
reminding that persons killed in highway
crashes are hardly left to contribute to the war
effort, in which manpower is an acute need, as
members of the armed forces, as essential work
ers or as taxpayers down the years which
I.earninft To Earn Freedom
Christian Science Monitor.
The "unprecedented sacrifice of time, sub
stance, and life itself," declared by Secretary
of State Hull in his radio address Thursday
night, to be a requisite for victory over the Ax
is, was somewhat reminiscent of Mr. Church
ill's "offer" to the British of "blood, toil, tears,
and sweat." While the Hull speech did not have
the fighting roar of the British lion, there was
no mistaking the ring of steel beneath the tone
of moral suasion.
That ring apparently was intended to echo
round the world ? in the ears of neutrality
clingers, non-resisters, and Axis collaborators.
For Mr. Hull's references to suicidal neutral
ity, supine submission, and unrealistic expec
tation of benefits from cooperation with the
Axis, were forceful and pointed. Equally to the
point was his emphasis on the fact that Am
ericans are being forced to fight because they
have not yet learned the lesson that peace and
freedom can be maintained only by the accept
ance of international responsibilities.
The summation of the extreme seriousness of
the assault on human liberty, involved in the
war issues, lost nothing but rather was strength
ened by the equal weight placed on peace aims.
In his exposition of these aims, Mr. Hull en
visioned a broader political, social, economic,
and spiritual freedom than the world ever has
enjoyed, but stressed the necessity of the peo
ples of each nation demonstrating their fitness
both for the rights and responsibilities of that
This .together with the practical setting
forth of some of the mechanisms for attaining
and retaining such blessings, should have the
prayerful study of every individual. They con
tain elementary rules for that world citizen
ship which has become both a privilege and
a requirement of all mankind.
It is to be gathered from the Hull address
that those closest to the United Nations' ef
fort see the situation as more serious than the
people have realized. The foremost considera
tion must be a more consecrated fighting ef
fort If, at the same time, men learn to build
on a more lasting spiritual basis, the sacrifices
will have been worth while, and will not need
to be repeated.
UNCLE SAM'S "RIGHT HAND MAN"
-he wants ter know,
Ef it took World War I to show us
ther need of a League to force peace;
and World War II to show us what
fools we be fer murderin ther in
sight; air we a-goin to let it take
World War III to induce us to 'lect
a Congress that wont law more mil
lions into ther hands of ther mil
lionirairs, the more hunger into ther
mouths of ther multitude?
Yas-sir, this here Congress we
have now got, has jest shoved Mr.
Roosevelt's proposed curb on big
incums, into thay pigeon-hole, thar
to roost whilst thay build a war-tax
on ther workers $10 a week hes try
1 n In raise a of spldier-boys
on. That $10 every Saddy, sho looks
good to ther pore devels whats work
ed ever sense Monday mornin to
make it sprout; and he feels his dan
der, jest lak ther old hen thats cack
lin cause shes laid one more egg in
the empty nest; but berfore Saddy
night is gone, and his bread basket
not morn half full, ther whole ten is
gone to ther money changers, jest
lak ther one egg is gone a-fore ther
old hen gits back to make it two on
her hoped-fer settin number. Then,
when Moundy comes round, he plows
a-gin into his weekly plod, sos to
have a-nuther ten to turn to ther ta
kers. with nairy a cent laid up fer
sickness, and nairy a back with a
whole shirt, and nairy a-stomick
thats fed-up to bone growth. And
ther Big Boys bustin thay bellows
round ther side doors on Capitol Hill
bout how ornery it is to suppose thay
kin git along on jest twenty-five
thousand a year.
Proper Gin Care
War is making heavier and heav
ier demands on the cotton crop, so
anything farmers and others con
nected with the industry can do to
improve the product will place the
Nation a step nearer victory, says
J. A Shanklin, cotton specialist of
the N. C. State College Extension
For instance, he pointed out, gin
operators can save time, labor, fuel,
wear on machinery, and the quality
of cotton by check-ups, proper ad
justments, and repairs on gin equip
ment this summer.
Gins that run efficiently and with
out breakdowns serve their com
munities better, and the time, labor,
and fuel conserved as a result of
good maintenance practices are con
tributions to the country's fighting
Experimental work conducted by
Federal cotton experts shows the
ON THE FARM FRONT
f MeWS from tfm
Afrkoltvral Extmsnt Strmt
BUMPER CROP REQUIRES
EARLIER HOG MARKETING
North Carolina farmers may face
serious hog marketing trouble un
less they start their animals to mar
ket earlier than usual this year, ac
cording to H. W Taylor, Extension
marketing specialist of N. C. State
Growers me expected to send a
fourth more hogs this fall and win
ter than they have ever marketed
before from October 1 to April 1.
If they should attempt to market in
December and January the normal
percentage of this increased number,
packing plants and transportation
facilities would probably be taxed
Taylor pointed out that growers
should not depend upon increased
plant capacity and more trucks and
railroad livestock cars to handle the
greater peak marketings. Such in
creases would require more rubber
and tires and large amounts of steel
that the Nation needs for its war
For this reason, the marketing
specialist explained, farmers should
plan now to avoid some of the rush
of marketing that normally comes in
December and January. They can do
this by starting earlier.
However, Taylor continued, in
making plans for marketing more
hogs early this year, farmers should
also plan to market their hogs at
good weights. They should sell as
early as practicable, but should not
ship light, unfinished hogs unless
Government purchases are taking
up a large part of the hog crop, so
prices should cause little worry to
growers. It is probable that for a
year beginning next October, the
Government will be buying about 30
per cent of the pork and half of the
lard from the greatly increased
number of hogs that will be market
importance of keeping gins in good
conditions. During the period that
such research work has been carried
on, it was found that gin brushes in
poor condition, on the average, have
cut the value of short-staple cotton
80 cents a bale, and of damp, long
staple, $1.50 a bale.
Tlten, too, replacements of worn
brushes have decreased ginning time
from 7 to 10 per cent. Air-blast noz
zles improperly adjusted have caus
ed losses of as much as $1 a bale on
long staple cotton, as well as slow
ing down the ginning process as
much as 25 per cent.
With mills using cotton at the fast
est rate in history, it becomes in
creasingly important that the almost
1,000,000 bales consumed monthly
in this country be of the best qual
ity possible, Shanklin said.
American housewives are expect
ed to turn in around five hundred
million pounds of waste household
greases annually, being paid in re
turn five cents a pound.
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Lists Large Increase
The way the war and its by-prod
ucts of gas and rubber rationing
have collided with Americans' tra
ditional tastes for fast, frequent and
far traveling is emphasized by sig
nificant news bits from all three of
the main categories of mass trans
portation?railroads, buses and air
lines. Railroads have moved more
soldiers in the first five months of
this year than in the first 13 months
of World War I?at the same time
setting new all-time highs in freight.
General passenger business for Jan
uary through April was 44 per cent
ahead of the 1941 pace . . .
Some 3,500 persons are burned to
death in fires on American farms
and in rural communities each year,
and the total loss runs to approxi
North Carolina. Martin County. In
The Superior Court.
Thomas C. May vs. l-eni Mae Mit
The defendant above named will
take notice that an action entitled as
above has been commenced in the
Superior Court of Martin County,
North Carolina, to secure an abso
lute divorce based upon two years
separation; and the defendant will
further take notice that she is re
quired to appear before the Clerk
of the Superior Court qf Martin
County in Williamston, N. C? with
in thirty days after the completion
of this notice, and answer or demur
to the complaint in said action, or
the plaintiff will apply to the Court
for the relief demanded in the com
This the 14th day of June, 1942
L B WYKMS,
Clerk Superior Court,
jyl4-4t Martin County.
NOTICE OF SERVICE BY '
North Carolina. Martin County. In
The Superior Court. Before the
W. H. Everett and wife, Serena Ev
erett; Margaret Everett Swain
and husband, Brace Swain; and
Warren E. Everett and wife, Esth
er Everett, vs. Joseph H. Everett
and wife, Katherlne Everett.
The defendants, Joseph H. Everett
and wife, Katherine Everett, will
take notice that a special proceed
ings entitled as above has been com
menced in the Superior Court of
Martin County for the purpose of
partitioning the lands belonging to
the late James A. Everett in Martin
County, in which the defendants
own an interest; and the said defend
ants will further take notice that
the yare required to appear before
the Clerk of the Superior Court of
Martin County, in williamston, N.
C., within ten days after the com
pletion of this notice, and answer or
demur to the complaint or the pe
tition in this special proceedings, or
the plaintiffs will apply to the Court
fm the relief demanded in the oom?
plaint or petition.
This the 14th day of June, 1942.
L. B. WYNNE,
Clerk Superior Court,
jy!4-4t Martin County.
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wich . . . GET THE BEST!
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THE MARTIN ?
NEAR FAIRGROUNDS "X" WARD, Prop.
Noiv Is The Time To Begin Your
Due to the extreme dry weather in this section this
spring and summer, gardens have suffered great
ly and a shortage of fresh produce is in the offing.
Prepare for the future with a Fall Garden, which
should get underway right away. We have a full
supply of fine seed for your selection. Start your
FALL VICTORY GARDEN TODAY!
Phones 52 and 53
ff illiamiton, N. C.
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
At The Close Of Business June 30, 1942.
Cash and Due
from Banks --$12,078,852.50
Obligations of U.S. 16,406,742.81
Fed. Inter. Credit
Bank Debentures 184,951.03
Fed. Land Bank Bonds 279,416.25
North and South
Carolina Bonds 1,222,467.91
Municipal and Other
Marketable Bonds 1,759,798.33 31,932,228.83
Loans and Discounts 3,022,165.74
Accrued Interest and Other Assets 88^285.21
Banking Houses, Furniture & Fixtures,
Real Estate (Tax val. $298,975) 265,396.19
Capital Stock?Common $ 400,000.00
Capital Stock?Preferred 100,000.00
Undivided Profits 481,052.48
Dividend Payable June J, 1942 8,000.00
Unearned discount and other
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