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The enterprise. volume (Williamston, N.C.) 1899-201?, September 25, 1942, Page 2, Image 2

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The Enterprise Published Every Tuesday and Friday by the ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO. WILLIAMS TON, NORTH CAROLINA. w. c. manning Editor ? 1908-1938 SUBSCRIPTION RATES (Strictly Cash in Advance) IN MARTIN COUNTY One year $2.00 Six months - - 1-25 OUTSIDE MARTIN COUNTY One year ? $2.50 Six months _ ? 1-50 No Subscription Received Under 6 Months Advertising Rate Card Furnished Upon Request Entered at the post office in Williamston, N. C., as second-class matter under the act of Con gress of March 8, 1878. Address all communications to The Enterprise and not individual members of the firm. Friday, September 25, 1942. The Speculative Middle Parity prices, however vague they are to many of us, have been fixed, more or less, for many farm commodities, but regardless of that definite action the speculator between the pro ducer and the consumer continues to operate and influence prices. If the parity price of cot ton is fixed at parity of about eighteen or twen ty cents, then why is it necessary to have a gambler, far removed from the cotton field and cotton factory, tell the farmer the price he is to receive and the consumer what prace he is to pay for cotton? While supply and demand may be the basic factors in determining prices along with pro duction costs, it would seem that the speculator on the exchange has more to do with deter mining prices than all other factors combined. And in the end, the farmer sells on a low mar ket, as a rule, and the consumer buys on a high market. The speculative middle i$ costing this coun try a pile of money every year, just as the mid dle is costing the producer a pile of money in getting his commodities to the public. Surely, the middleman is entitled to remuneration and a fair profit for his services, but it is hard to un derstand why the farmer gets only 13 cents a dozen for his green corn, on an average, and the consumer has to pay around 40 cents a doz en. The consumer thinks the farmer is getting rich, and the farmer thinks the consumer is get ting his food at a low price, when in reality and in too many cases, the farmer is selling at a fig ure below the cost of production and the con sumer is paying an increased price for his food. War Effort In Britain And The U. S. Apparently Britain has learned the value of freedom and its people are convinced that it is worth anything it may cost. The Britishers are now .convinced that a thousand-dollar bill will not stop a tank, and that accepted fact makes it possible for the British government to take all its subjects' income and leave the tax, while in this country the government takes the tax and leaves the income. Pleasure-driving ceased long ago in England, while in this coun try we are still demanding liberal supplies and entertaining the notion that we must wander from mountain to sea and back again ever so often. If the United States would catch up with the British pace, seventy-five million of our peo ple must be directly connected with the war ef fort. Americans, going to Britain, soon are con vinced that this country, as a whole, has no idea how much Britain is doing in this war, and that the average United States citizen has no idea or conception of the size of the task we are up against. American soldiers in London are waking up to the realities and the facts, and they are asking if the people back home are waking up and if they can be depended upon to back them up in the enormous task. If we are going to win this war, we have first got to place a value on the freedom we now enjoy, and stop so much bellyaching about price regulations, rationing and taxes. Somerset Maugham sums up the situation in these words, "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony is that if it is comfort and money that it values more, it will lose that too." A Crumbling Foundation The home, sociologists maintain, is the foun dation of society. Accepting the declaration at its face value, then the foundation is apparent ly crumbling, for eighteen applications for di vorce are pending in this comparatively small county of ours. Just what the supporting rea sons are is beside the point here. Possibly each applicant has good reason to ask the court to annul his marriage vows, but the trend is not healthy for society. Turn to the illegitimate cases, broken prom ises and the indifference found among our pop ulation, and it will appear that society's foun dation is tottering. The backwash, offering up unwanted tots and dependents in numbers, is already proving a burden on relief rolls. De spite the efforts of welfare and relief agen cies to handle the problem, it is apparent that the only solution possible will come in the elim ination of such cases. It is far more difficult to salve the wounds of a broken home than it is to hold the home together. If America will grow strong and prosper, it must turn to the foundation and bolster socie ty's basic principles. IIpiping If in The War Here is what your War Savings Stamps and Bonds will buy for the U. S. Marine Corps: Ten cents will buy 5 cartridges, .45 caliber. Fifty cents will buy 12 yards barbed wire. One dollar will buy 1 intrenching shovel. Three dollars and fifty cents will buy one round for a 37-millimeter anti-tank gun. Four dollars will buy 1 steel helmet. Eighteen dollars and seventy-five cents will buy 1 field telephone. Thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents will buy one wall tent complete. Seventy-five dollars will buy 1 field range complete. Two hundred and forty dollars will fire a 50 caliber anti-aircraft machine gun 1,000 times. Three hundred and twenty-one dollars will buy 1 submachine gun. Honey Nut Oleo pound 17c Shopping at Pender'* is Pleasant and Thrifty. Put Your Savings in U. S. War Stamps New Treat Salad Dressing, qt. 27e JEWEL * Carton 19c 4-Hj Carton 75k ? 8-H> Carton $1.44 Dried Beans r 2-1? TRIANGLE FLOUR Plain or Self Rising GRAPEFRUIT Colonial 2 29c ? No. 2 can Apple Sauce 2 for 19c CaUforsi* Peaches 2 38c Red Mill fnegar % C*Mon Jug lfc Colonial Red Pitied Sour therms 2 ??2 41c Southern Manor Tiny PEAS, 2cans 35e Kbwl Mi K5. Xc ItatHfr 7fc sc Mak iC2k JClk Lava leap 4??25c Baraa WJrt. 17c Urm ttSr He Mn TmnIi m k RrtnTim>^17c bee mm i Clegs J* 5 Po7? 99c STRWfi BEANS N'W 2 Csn^ 23c Pack r n ib Has S4c "JUNKET" RENNET 24-lb Bag $1.051 Assorted Pack Age 10c ROUND STEak ^Cr?Ull<IB , ,{,B MEAT, ib ' c Sliced BACON, lb J f>eeh WG FEET, ,'b. HOLD EVERYTHING! I ONLV WANT PIECES THAI VOU, CAN'T USE-/ M CHURCH NEWS METHODIST Church school, 9:45 a. m. Promo tion day exorcises will be held at the opening of the school. Morning worship and sermon, 11 a. m. Evening worship and sermon, 8 p. m. Mid-week prayer service, Wednes day, 8 p. m. The W.S.C.S. zone educational con ference will be held at Windsor on Tuesday, September 29th., beginning at 10 a. m. Representatives from the local society are expected to attend. BAPTIST Bible school, 9:45 a. m. Lesson top ic, "Joseph: An Example of Forgive ness." Morning worship, 11 a. m. Medi tation theme: "Friends of Jesus." Training Union, 7 p. m Evening worship, 8 p. m. Medita tion theme: "What Makes a Man a Christian." Prayer and praise set-vice, 8 p. m. Wednesday. ? RIDDICK'S GROVE Regular services at Riddick's Grove Baptist Church Sunday eve ning at 3:00 o'clock. This will be the closing service for the associational year. All of the associational busi ness will be attended to, the letter will be read and approved. It is necessary that all members be pres ent, and the public is invited. ? Piney Grove Baptist Regular service at Piney Grove Baptist Church Sunday night at 8:00 o'clock. This will be the closing serv ice for the associational year. All the business of the association will be taken up, delegates appointed and the letter read and approved. It is very necessary that the members be present. The public is invited. * HOLY TRINITY, BEAR GRASS We will begin on Sunday at 4:00 o'clock to have services. It is hoped that the people of the community will worship with us. CHURCH OF THE ADVEN1 17ht Sunday after Trinity. Church school, 9:45 a. m. Morning prayer and sermon, 11 a. m. Since this is designated as Youth Sunday the Junior Choir will sing with the regular choir. It is hpoed that all the young people of the church will be at the service to worship with the young people through the whole church. ST. MARTIN'S, Hamilton Celebration of the Holy Conimun iun and sermon, 8 p. m. CHRISTIAN Bible school, 9:45 a. m. Promotion day will be observed. Morning worship, 11 a. m conduct ed by Rev. F. A. Lilley, of Washing ton. Young People's meeting, 7 p. m. Subject, "Helping Our Friends to Live at Their Best " No evening service. The pastor, Rev. John L. Goff, will be conclud ing a series of meetings at the Fair Jo Rtlitvt MUrrf ryr ^ ATTENTION! Wide Selections Attractive Styles All sizes Everything you need Nationul Brands Shopping Comfort Friendly Stores Courteous Treatment Moderate Prices Are tome of the Advantaget of Shopping in the :m stores ROCKY?{nOUNT Eastern Carolina's Nearest Large SHOPPING CENTER STOVES SEE US FOR YOUR HEATERS and WOOD STOVES Better buy now while we have a large stock to select from. Act quickly for they are going fast and no more are to be had this season. Our Prices Lower It is to your interests to get our prices before buying, COME IN AND IN. SPECT OUR LINE OF STOVES. Martin Supply Co. view Christian Church. Choir rehearsal, Tuesday, 8 p. m. Wednesday, 8 p. m. Prayer service. Subject, "The 'Musts' of Jesus: Ye Must" The Fairview Christian Church is engge^nit^nniJaMjeviva^aeet ing with Rev. John Li. Goft, pastor of the Williams ton Christian Church, leading. Splendid audiences are greeting the evangelist each night. The church announces its "Home Coming" Sunday with dinner on the grounds. BRAND NEW 72-INCH PEANUT BAGS We have a large slock on hand. These bags are made from genu ine Burlap. Don't buy your pea nut bags until you get our prices. L 0. Roberson & Co ROBERSO.WILLE, N. C. Reporting For Duty ? In _ the service of your family! 1 The neat and orderly routine ot the everyday dreas parade can depend on us (or clean liness! Dad's shirts, Mother's wearing apparel, all receive the attention and care our excellent laundering meth od provides. More time on washday, means more time for other duties! Add the faet that we save busiest Mother's time, to our low-eost laundry service and you have the secret of our popularity. We help prolong the wearing qualities of clothing and linens with gentle but thorough laundering. Lilley's Laundry WILLIAMSTON, N. C. FIRST SALE! Tuesday (SEPTEMBER 29th) The harvesting of the cotton and peanut crops has resulted in the clearance of all blocks. You can get a sale on our floor most any day now. Prices Still Going Up Idle boasting is no past time with us, but our customers will bear us out when we say we are operating as good sales and as high sales as any warehouse or market in the State. To bacco prices have been on a gradual upgrade on our floor for the past several days, so make your plans to sell the rest of your crop with us. We please our customers with prices just a little higher than the average market price. Adldns&Boiley Warehouse Robersonville

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