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r* YOU WANT Qincs
RESULTS WSE A WANT
AD IN reiS PAFfcß^-
VOLUMK XXI—NUMBEK 10]
lUE NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL
. kitom is WW ill SESSION
OF luUN» AGENT
Economy m a way-.
be carried too far un l prove a waste.
You ran in tha nam* of Having a ibtj
kill t}ie goo se thai lays tee golden,
Without entering a storm of crfti-j
•■ism against the a?tioti of the
of County 'Co.iimissy iu 1 .: for th
failure tu continue their Farm Dim '
onstration we \vi;h to utter y
word of infill critiusui which s liu- d
upon the tilings we have olioetved ii
1 connection with said work in Marti
and other counties. Some t>. opi
claim that e hwork is not woitl
anything and not piy but tho?
who have reached rtut and taken ,»!
' Vantage of the it has given a.y ~ j
(juite different in their estimates. You
can And at every turn of the road the j
"Wise Gliy#" who knows too Tun j
to loam more of comae U»e work doe
not appeal to them and perhaps, the |
are just as Larch £'"factor to r i i
with as if* the man ftllo'd with prr>J j
dice, certain' l ' they are immertl I
worse than, the hard down ignorant.
Of course t'ie development of a far |
mer is not a qV(|Ji process, it tak-* |
hard ytprk n'iA* •in'? knowledge i |
'the bent v'Wjl to apply this was' !
There arc gr'i' number of farm t
who rd uni' yet, i>evr s,j j
ceed of knowledge ii \d tv t j
just a wff h. In they mi l.t improve j
There W a heavy lo * in Iw'h l-i 1
ami fertilizer every yen* tjocati e 'r j
ure mi«appltod and ihe b'tst way ' ,
cijrreet the error i bv civin-r th* ,
farmer the le-nefit of the |.e-t ':«ov :
ledt'c pained by people who lia\ """
and tested method in (o*.«'i.elt» >
various crop,'.. --
Critics may come and critic r
(will) jfo, bnt the ccm"tv of Mn
has learned many v.iluti>l" .jo.gpn.
that have already been worth, mnn-
Mines the cost of the Work and the
l«e,-*i part of it i,s that the work doe
not die hut poes urn throurh evoral
irenerntions. Valuable Vnn\vl«!«?e. a'ni'j
helpful ideas wlji he cnrrle I'from ma
to mnn, comm nity to ommir ite
attained through contact with t' j
Farm Demonstration work.. No class
sideratioiT tbnrr th»- f nrmey-frftd -fax
thnt) renson anv m( viri'Tii i ••qn'-fn-L.
nsTlttle to fl "tece it rn do "- t.h" Coun
ty Farm Demonstration work shouh'
WTCF OF SA I F
Under and by \ntue of the au
thoiity conti rreti in tin pow roi s..i
contained in a certain deed oi tr :
executed to me the uoiier.-UF.eti trust
eby John Willirm., Oil Bio Efii Hi
of October, Ifcltt. ha d died of uu t
being of rec. rd in Martii> county c
iatry in boo.. M-l, -
stipulation sthereui not uaviu glee
complied wi.h and at t'ue requesu
the parties interested, 1 will expos
to public auction in font of the COJJ
house door, in W iMamston. Noitl
Carolina, at 12 o'clor w M. oi the 'diin
day of January, 1921, tae followi.i
•ledcribed tract of
Heine: t»n hous« and lot sitositei
in the Town of Williamson. Noit
t '^ii)lina L an I adjo the lui"'
Kobert .lolmson, Ransom" IWifS
•AftnieTTeScWnnd ut ers.--fio iteini -H
iih-half (1-U) acre moie or less,
'fids the 28th day of IXcemlu
B. DL QRITCHEK
'POSITION AS «TEN T on
raiiher-, by you»(f lad just o.tt o
approved bu>:ine«s college. A' die
"Stenographer," care Enterprise. It
ftmmnaat. -smm« 4ora? . i air"
& TR AN n|
jjJ THEATRE U
•jf «-f»KOC!:AM FOR TOTsTfiflTT j
| LAHRV SEMQN t> ' |
il "THE SIMPLE LIKE"
i '".. iV GOODNESS"
j 4th Epit ad* of "Vtlvct F n-itu'' I
The nktttre ..how prill ;t r I
nt 7:15 tor.ipht, inutnal of ?.? jj
;j ai> Iwmstoß', in enter tlwt F
jpakt'nni* fan «o to (he M> v
bell frame betveer WiUiamston «
. /i'iv>.**vr.!Ch slui-t i:n
Till-; ONTO RPRjSE
The wis-e men fjrom ti'.e east a'
wvst hurc assembled themselves i:;
' our in our Capa I Cit.j' ar u
are preparing themselves to jleu*i
, the* folks at home. ' ' > . '
' l'ho H>'-.dit'i(tti-"""ate prndt'cally j. ,
,as I'Key hate ii'wa.is liuin, IK Ii! . -
! wunt such laws us will permit t i
to do as they please, as much as po,-
} ntile but would like to have laws to
I v Strain the VHwr feHow. •''t.iv J»=
ato lies Hin en for its oiliciais aVI ■
j and honest ment ;'nd the House ht
| elei ted H". P. ticier, Speaker and its
several eiifcient V-lerks, MI T.II"
nothing- to prevent the "Old Mi;T\ ■
Wheek>" turning with a w.iir.
One of the first tiling:; for cosiaide.-
at!on will h•tn c neit'ase of tiw.ti.ov
einor's salary and oth.-t- Stale oaitia.
VVlien ilies Welti clamoring' MI liar
for the nomination .»iininiei,
looked like lhe> wfluld gladly s f" ,
i free, and behld! in thio short t.lnu
the great inauKuration. i l b. in« . •*-
j up to give the iA'K'islatuio t in.
j pass a bill increasing salarit * Vi
I see if the lull its not pn-1 II'III IOK t
i inauguration tli»-> ;inuoi draw t, • U '
j created pay durii.g the coniu ?
| for the Constitution says salaries .•:« •
I not be increased during a term in
[ ftcc. Here is hoping the Leg si
The edutationai program >s l.y fa>
jl it i t rver prohwnUil tt» our lior
i oral Assembly. It call* for e^Me.;,
j n.diioii'dollars d. rin, tuft coi.;i m ti *•
I niiiM ta be expended " in lb* ixl
.Uioii bi:ihli«yjs and i-firijii*' 6 * l '
I the Univiiwity, A. and L. iTn-
I ill |C s hUtt? IfHl'llijlK . \V«'
I we need them all very badly, but v.
. e;ul souietuinK ilse in 1 u; eiMrut o
Fftl program more. The- Inv.,. vj_ I
') nemiv killed the mhuli coojury s. !.>
hlurint? the past ti\je year*. The Jui. -i
K.i i■ \ m*t in 11111, 0 a d j'.;'
j thing, w • nwdid, but WJUI I not w. ,
undet t-ie strange conditio'' w' ,
I - '"I us, tin-refute about i 1 • 1
fil th of the whoni, in N»>t i Cu'roT
could n« t procure teacher*. hit- •: j
ha* no « la>4tlcity, no allov .. ce c*>u'
b- nuulo, the High l 'P v
i! could not see the cond'tioe.s which ' ,
|;istx din the hackvvoo.U and lb r-to:
jdiey could n!»C have, si-hoof V«
| there w iv not enourh t u.-m" y.
| certificate to ko around. o
jQf courw it-will work mu h i ;'l •>
| ■j'jf, r,f u koo I law ' 1 ' 'l' "
normal times I*ut the Le
lT,| W ub !k ve more authw-My o .*
II home folks in to'mlnn an! s'liet
j teachers and above all shou'.d not •
ler' the k ''ool tax «hd ckti'V it a'
! to Raleigh to be returned to the ro >
| ties latrr.
I Mos-tli C rn l !' #is notid to hoy • '
i mors trama laws than any othei v
| t it- > in t,e U."ion They- are t T ri
j six -»lifferent open Reasons for si j
! i*K df-or in the State a-tfl w Tin
1 fourteen different deer lav sin > j
• j djoninc counties. There n;y f
I different laws r*'(?ulatin>r the time
-which we may or may nht kill i _!
j i.i;|rt or «r"tl W' thrre nre
1 innumerable reculr.tir.P' l ee 'es
! huriting. In fact, we have ho r
! tf ame l.'W- Hut no one re.?" ft*
one of them. The Lop sWur" h
wipe out all these .pre'enses of ;
nn dtiav a f ftW rr ' 1 f,,r , l 1"
! te tion of fjame in tho state.
j l 1
; | from the Iroirt o r tV * j
j that is a wise me-sure b! Hi I' 1 '
( 1 autre ha.- not the manhood to tr
| it. .
i The demard for n ;-t te wid-- *• I
Fence Law seems to be fitronic >ir ;
»»tT*ic,a of the w ; '> p j
turned to bi(trer thines and dool>M « ,
• nothing will take place to
lonn- nes»' rro«° - £r«3tn -oamin"-. tM,
;1 forest a« w 11 a- t " v I
Th'- iilterest rate w'll nl'o he f
" I «ome consideration. The present ret
' of six per cent is perhanß, a "» |
| j n-.-eretre'rnte ef but
I, ntr 'of frt«»rest v -e a I 1
r Nothinp else so far ns we Vnmv
[, 'nr.ins the same price rw*' }H
|) tnnpb' ard F'lf tW '* n
I «.»r money fieqtumtly 'leaves H*>"
f Onrollni to neek in*e«tm»nt ! n Ar l -
L which allow a hirh"t rn'.v A c nf".
■ shrtttW he mode i* omi- lVter m 'w-
E "i>s -yjT ti/nUwW . ii
P feretft whor tbe -ml 'irr'r o*
g deorr.ssed conditions Herulrii! "
p Monfv, like evcrv o*lipv ew">, »'«• '
, worth more when.Urn «upp!v la >-;
N | est. I
£ Th- ft»Jrtlnn ~,n* wll most V e
■ ! rooufve the most enrefa' en "H *r"' o
i, of the 's a new ro- ' •'
B ' The movement to lav oot nnd '
|i - new astern « »n 4 « hi^wa
■ to meet t''e *»>prnvl of the '• •
| hf. lv by' the StM" shoii'-! *"•» P
(| nroner l»w« ave ras'e-' nrd thp v"*'
B "o ftrrWfVi Ft on"o.
■I * or rourse the eld tax will no*
B- tiuH the General 1 fh*
| on by the voc' of the are most
j liefclv to io their b»at on a new tj»
Wlllianistori, INtiirlin County North Carolina, Friday, January 7th, 192#
ANNUAL REPORT OF
ihfc lOUiVIK AbtiVf,
!Th ework was carried on through
i.. ounty organization, to tench cooper
thrnt cooperative buying and
u atjig unt etc.
Pou;riit cooperatively 36 car load.- i
"a! limu at a saving to farmers
ol app roxiinatvly $3000.00. CoopeiaL
i ,-. .>. e ear load of cover
ci ),i seed at a saving ol approximate
itioO.oO. Two thousand pounds oi
1 usture seoii ut a saving of $200.00.
Sold iyi' lariiH is fifty head of live
Kept a bulletin board advetisii.g
.things for sale and things wanted,
.isiabli.shed a system of marketing
.i..roughout the country, using bulletin
ln,uid.. in all tha main community
Hai forty demonstrations in corn
average of reports 72 bushels pe: |
acre. Average yield for the county
Have advised with approximately
'.HiO farmers on better farm methods.
Eighty por cent of corn fanners are
improved methods in corn grow
ing, representing around 2000 farms.
Fifty acres in cotton average yield
iOOO pounds seed cotton per acre.
tSrvehty per cent of the cotton farm
eiM are using improved methods In
cotton growing. ,
Good -results wen; obtained from th
i us, of uround limestone' on tobacco
Splendid results have been obtained
from early fertilising of oats on
nearly nil farms in the county..
Estimated acreage planted to covor
i i'opv for praeing and . soil buihlinK
I'OU ithousapd, , -
Demonstrations wiwth oats, Harry
Vetch .and Abruzzj. IKo were very
t! renlts are thai, this work is in
c e tseit over one hundred per cent
this season. Increase with Crimson
'.'lover is estimated at .60 per cent.
Unti hundred and fifty deinonstra
tiuns with old and new pastures are'
all that could be usked lor.
We saved to the farmers plant ng
pictures two dollara on all acres p|a.n
ed,b\ makiiiK a special visit to the
seeiiiiian and asking foV it. Those who
had already purchased received tlw
Soy bean's are grown on nearly all
llHim.. Whereas five years ago when
when demonstration work stalled in
tin- county they were scarcely grbw n
at all. Now they furnish nearly halt
tiic grazing amj. hay for j!toek.
W'M have pruned an? spifTy
• d ten home orchards. Some orchards
planted in the county have matured
rtiii two years from the bud. Four
.praying outfits bought tkis year.
Number of trees cared for around
llave cooperated with several
oiti' southern farm papers getting
pious of the Martin County Pasture
Work before their readers. Eighteen
comities in Eoastern North Carolina
are using our methods in pasture
work. Some Piedmont farmers ore al
so using our methods, also many In*
iiuirieii have been answered from out
' i state farmers. Keport on this work
was. adopted by the North Carohaa
'State Farmers Convention at We-T-
Kaleigli this sumnrjr and its publica
tion ordered in the Progressive Farm
er by the president of t e Conv. ntion
j. Fifty lioad of pure bred hogs have
b en purchased for breeding purpos
At least two hundred finare
pi cuilivatgit paatures for tin
jiut;-, iiiuny say they coii
the -nniy way to raise hogs—
I Over one hundred farmers are pre
jiar.iiK grten growing crops for poul
-1 t'rj with very satisfactory results.
I Hogs treated against cholera 2700.
! Hog A treated for worms, Uce, mango
! ami Hemorrhagic Heptifc*fiiiil upprox
| i mutely 10,HOO.
Some seven hundred farmers co
i oprr.it'iil in tue us.' of fertilizers
■ (com ) and others.
160 farmers are cooperating in the
! use of farm manures. Estimated a
! mount of farm manures raided in th
| county 40,000 ton'
Approximately three hundred farm
el's cooperate in the use of lime esti
; m:itcd profit per a era $16.00
I Fifteen of our farmers have install
! ort light and water fcystmes.
i Estimated -cumber of farmers plant
| inp cover crop 3 2,000.
' Emrr year* ago w induced one of
1 our Implement dealers to put threr
broad cast fertiliser distributors In
! stock, the result* are that all dealers
hundte them now ;.nd It ,js without
j doubt the choice of at least two thirds
of lhe farmers especially in the Eeust
! eru half of the county at there is
, where ttr -was first introduced. , A
Total number of visits to fnrmar*
I (n l others 1393.
Tot.il number pf meetings held 4 r ».
: Totul number attendance approximate
tUf* wiH be approved b»*
tax t ayets Of coarse they w'H !>
iii i!>le ti make it perfect but the
ar- in dea l earnest when it row*? ♦'
. ena«ti|.g a foo4 tax law.
Local News and
Capt. and Mrs. ,J. C. Khem have re
turned from Til I cry ami Weldon where
they were visiting relatives.
* » * *
Miss Martha Simmons Mizelle has
returned from a trip to Richmond aim
VV ashington, D. C.
• Mr. Clvdo D. Anilarwnn him rati.in.
«HI from Norfolk where he and Mrs.
Anderson have been visiting relative.-
» « * «
Miss COrinniVe SmftTf of PiyfflSWf
is visiting her sister, Miss Mary "far,jut
at the home of Mrs. Caroline Mar in
'- ( Tf - * #
Messrs. K. (J. and C. A. Harrison
have returned from a business tiij
» ♦ * »
Mr. AIOII2O Uassolll went to l!i Hi
more yesterday on business.
» » * »
Attorney E. S. Peel has move I In
ollice from over the Karmens anil
Merchants bank to the (iodurd build
ing. All clients are invited to vis "
him at his new establishment.
♦ ♦ • •
Kev. J. T. Wildmun, Pi-esbyteria
Evangelist of Martin county, w i.
pieucli at the Methodist church iu\t
Utinday night at 7 30. The public i
» » ♦ »
MI'SJ. ('llbcrt tVri —of —Stukt-s hit
been visiting Mrs. J. W. Manning
» * * »
Mr. John D. Lilley ol' Juniwsvd
wtts in town yesterday on busin*s . -
• * 9 •
Mr. and Mrs. 11. O. Holmes midair
T. li. Hodjfes were in town yesteri ay
visiting Mr.-.. A. J. Manning;. Mrs
Holmes is remembered here at .N .
Esther Hodges and she. has nun
friends and acquaintance who luri
i glad to see her,
Mimy people, both and id
throughout the county
f.tli oj' January as liny.
# * * ♦
This is more than news Y.ou can
now buy, while they lust, Maiihatta
Shirts, guarantee 1 fast colors al hul
price at Margolis Bros'. & Itronk
These prices are less , than the cosi
of product inn.
The ('oi.ul house became a sci.nc.o
aheih Liggett of Bear Crass and VI»
Vivian A. Parks of Tille-v Were qu et
ly married by Mayor H. F. (iodv in
Messrs. S. S. Blown, K; J. Peel, frtrr
Mattie Waters! and (i. C.. Howell w -r
tKp only persons present.
morning Mr. W. II 1 b
ei'sWfi married Mark Clark anil Mar
ffirown (colored) also in the co"H
IIHTTKR 'l*l MKM ( OVl|\(i
V .'iiitmston financiers see a i' ii
the ibndti and prophecy a vis.il.
"Silver lining" soon. January Ist hi
passed, the banks are withstan■■ , n>
attack splendidly, pe i l
are >lo\vly paying their obligati■> '
cotton has risen $5.00 a bale, tlu; i
hacco market reopens January l'tb
and everybody has gone to work wit I
ieneweiT vijfor anl resolution.
KPWOKTH LEAGUE MEETING
fho Ep worth Eeague'iiiet ,Mond«!
■ evenii>Ki —January—Urd,— M'i
Geneva Cook at her home on Ka»
Main street. Ti.e Society was cp'l i
to order by the president, tlun t
secretary, called the roll and read t
minutes, which were approved. KV
Kmmu Belle Hurris reud th* Pc
ture next. After the business m ct
inK was over, those present en'
a pleasant social hour, at the etn:
of which the hostrss sarved ►; i
wiches and pickles. The meeting t
adjourned to meet again Junuai
at the home of Miss Loujse Cm '
(Emma Bell Harrison, Repoiter.)
INSTALLATION OF OFFK FIM
Due to the fact that several of tl.
officers-elect will he out of towji »
Tuesday night, Jan. 11th, 1921, t'
installation of officers and
scheduled for that night at flkcwn.k
' l.ndjre No "f>, A, F. and A. M. wi
1 be temporarily postponed.
*' - ■ —*
Number of circulars printed for m
by the state prami 20, total numb*
1 copies 3,000.
Number of fanners reporting I
1 full, or in part 310.
Number of na*To demonstrations 1
Number of acre* 85
Number of boys In the Com ClubS
total profits $2,985.00 ►
Number of boys in the Pig Club
tqftal profits $384.00
\ Respectfully submitted
I J. L. HOLLIDAY
ROANOKE BRIDGE TO
BE FINISHED IN 1921
Mr H. G. Harn on has be.cn to
Uali igi- :his wceK iu the interest of I
tie hill to allow North Carolina St-etej
hanks to charge an exchange «i i
checks. This bill i .-to he introduced,
in the nest week and Mr.
Harrison jireiicts a' swift passage 01J
it. The Legislature is busy this week |
mhliif. 11 pppinti lL l, committees
and getting aeipiainted. Business wdll
nut begin in earnest uitd after tiie
ioauTuration of the new Governor ai«i J
"1- ie >'t"ilrY»lt tidVT'l HOT nert j
in Raleigh, Mr. Harrison vis-
Tt-ed Mr. Frank Page, Highway Coiu-J
mi sio- ei, and to m?K gtowing Ve|jort-I
from huii'. Mr. Page says it is an 11.1 j
. .sured thine: that- bv t'hri-tma , "ltJJil, •
we Will be crossing the Uojinoke llive j
bridge. The -contract for "the steel!
bridge and all ronorete vvotk will l> ■ |
given out by January .'st+th. Aildition
al t|uipni"nt i arriving'each day'.i
three engines for hauling diit and!
I material ate alreads ou the ground |
Mi-, l'aee to.coiiie to V\'illi«iii-1
ston in a short while t» tiew the worl.
now beinjr done.
RKCOKDKR'S C(H Ki'
.. —TUo Court of Marti 1.
I'ounty convened Tuesdav, January
4th, with Judge .1. t'alvin Smith pre-1
sidinu: and Attorney B. l>uke'Critcher|
prosecuting «in helmlf of the State.'
The following-cases were itiy|»o.--ed of'
1. State vs. Neal (io lard. Assault
Defendant comes'into couit and pleads j
prnilty. '.lndgemrnt suspended u]ionj
payment ol the cost of..action.
1. Stale v. A Askew As f -1
sault N Hefendaut corne4- into court
and pleads iriu'ty. .Indnnienl sus
• pende I upon payment of the cost o"
CI I II MF.ETIMi |
Tho Tmliroidei v t'lub .met Tuesday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. John
I). IlipKS, Jr. The club members "and
invited guests enjoyed th • hour , spen' ;
'• with Mrs. and their work. Re-j
fore the end of the meeting the host
ess served a deTieVtixil sulad iiiiiisfv-j
1 Those presint U-side- the , lu'. inem-|
Iters were Me.darnes t'anie I! \\ I
limits. Wheeler Martin, Jr., I . \\ I
tjruves, I'. S. Courtney, Mis. Panm-i
1 S. */Riggs, Mi . Caroline Mait'n,
Misses I'attie Thorne, Rosa l-'eltoi.
and Ruth-.Tohnmni. . >
the Rt. IN v Tbom; -• C. l)qist, IV
■ in \V ill iamston from Motnrdny -bnij'
Monday morning,-at-fn- home of Mr.
' and Mrs. lie v. i'i cor hut ei;vices
r at th»~ niurcti ~of the tHp s
copal) Sunday mornini.' at II ami Sm
day evening at 7:4 .. A!' a'-e eo^i-dl
* invited to both 'service.. Seatsjtree?
U ell if old lvajser llill wa s-nd
•nn- oiit Income' Tax blanks inst-ec.
of.otn I'ncle Snm I we \>-o'i!
he CU: ''tngt louder than We f.o
tin- \ would In- much bigger
li.in.nie tux re|mils are to b • mad
ih rhe same manner as last- ye
Sirgle person?, w tli an income abov
' SIJ Of and married |lersous no t" fl
'■( if; aie r«i|uirel to list. Report nms'
be trade prior to Maich Ifrth, ,PJii 1.
h _ HASKKT II MJ,' CAMP
WILL! AM STON VS. HKLIIAVFA *
AT'THE IIRICh WARI'.'MH SK
(, AMU CALLED \T »:»'• P. M.
Admission—Jar end .V>c .
fAKMKRSI KIRK [ASSOCIATION |
The Furmers .Mutual Fire
Association of hjartin County will
hold its annual j meeting Satur lu\,
January Bth at thirty o'clock in]
tbe Court HoU.«' in Willi(im*tonj
Kvery, rnrmljer of' the- AWOPIHUOW i*i
I requested to be a full stnU - i
mailt of the feus'new of t'u» Comimiv
will he made and officers for thf c in |
I Tig year will be (dtttel ,
VV. C. MAN NI N; t Pre*. v
J. L COLTRAINT Becy.
STOLFN: FORD TOLItING CAR
. new moHIc, self *t;jrting ; Motor
numb»M- j ♦3(57120. Fiientono tiros,
Liberal raward leading to arre t or
riruvory. T. J. Maoril, Wellington,
K. _JL 11.1, . I ■ _'•*
ij-st ii eg l' N
North Caroliau, MatAin County
I'rrnonally apeared before Jamea t..
Terry of Bear Township, who
adverti.Vw the following a.ray Heif
er Yenrling, rßut, Header!, Red and
wjijt;- spotted, jirftut- 2 yearn old, and
will weigh aURft 40 pounds to the
miult' r, maik'-d crap off of the right
oar Sujd heifer was taken up about
D*e. Ist 19ai-
The owner of add hcifor will call
-and claim lama or I wllT Uiapo.* ot
same aeeordinc to gfrvemng
Tht* the Bth day ofjgp^ery^im.l
THE NEW YEAR AND ITS RE
LATION TO MARTIN COUNTY
(By JULIUS PELL)
The beginning of thi; New Year of
liftjl finds the people of Mart ID
Martin County amply jn" ■ ided with
mo.it everything: necessary in this
day an.l time, except money. We
have bounteous crops, full smoke
hiiu.se.s, plenty t7> wear delightful
weather, and the greatest of all
tilings Health. The Physicians of the
County state that the people are in
fine shape physically, but the Banks
are auytliing but eutuu:;iatic over our
yaying abilities. The secret of our
present misfortune is Unpropardnes.s.
If or the past three years we have
spent our surplus iu riotous living,
and ventured ebyond the boundary
line of moderation.
Tlu- question everybody is
What has become of all the money.
There iu more money in the United
States than evor. before, but it is not
al present in circulation. The state
ments-ol' the Dunks of the great
money c'?ntors show a greater accumu
Nation of actual deposits thm. previous
ly existed. This money has been bor
rowed by great cliques of financiers,
and is laying idle uwaiting for the
proper moment to arrive. Every-day
millions of dollars worth of liberty
bonds and good stock securities are
being sent to these money centers
r.inl sold ut big discounts, the -same
is likewise true of farm produce. "We
are not able to hold this property,
because wo are Unprepared, and it
will be sold at prices far beneath the
With other New Year resolution),
let us above all things resolve to get
Prepared for such conditions. We
have over invented in the luxuries of
lil'e*and get-rich quick schemes, and
saved out nothing liquid for
It is all right to spend, and wo
I must keep on spending to keep the
wheels of commerce movii.g freely
lloe.nliiig our reserve.-* can produce
slagnut condition.': just as surely us
We are living in n progressive ago,
l ui .I we have got to keep on moving
I There. is nothing io mutter with the
i Country-the trouble lie§ with our
selves»We tiuvo. suddenly struck a big
Knag, but the thing ti» do is to Ret on
ranothor road, which may be a little
! longer towards our desiivd goal, but
one that is surer and better,
j—pwt throw yoaßa—wa-tuutu.
] gotten fabulous prices for our labor
I and products but the most of tht*
extra money haw been invested in
property which in not liquid. Statis
tics show for Martin County that
during the three years just mentioned
'i we have spend for,
) Automobiles and Meter trucks
Kxtra Living $1,000,000.00
i Huildings and Improvements'-
Auto. Accessories and repairs
Worthless Stocks and gambles
i Alcoholic IJeverages and Waste of
Luxurious Traveling $100,000.00
Showing a grand total of ever five
millions of dollars, an dthen we Won
der. There ure few families i'i Martih
County but what will he affected by
otie or inure terns mentioned above.
! We Were entitled to indulge to a
-jtol'iajn extent in a number of these
kut .\Ssfl were UNPREPARED
v4»n the pendulum swung back. If
| oui hank weie healthy, and
;,uV obligations small, we could set
) Cotton and other farm product* and
I dispose of thein just when we HO
J desired, and no doubt that is die
] goal of the Southern farmer to-day
I to be able to Nell at his pleasure.
Too libei al credit i* very conducive
j towards UNPREPARDNESS, ana
when the day arrives that we have
j to pay cash for what we get, then
| and then only, will wo over attain
| sure independence from finnancial
..strain. buying on credit breeds ox
! travagance, and causes many unseed
ed things which we could get along
without just as well.
WJe should all live economically,
but not economically* it ia natural
for all people to indulge in luxurlen,
and such things help to make lift
happier and pleaaantei -but it seldom
that Wi know ju«t when wis reach that
Above all things, do not make any
resolution* for the coming year that
II wUT unnecessarily stint yourself or
your family, for that would be miserly
and unprogre :sive. Put yonr money
In the Bank, work some and play
. some give to charity and make your
self and your family happy If you
can- in other worda be moderate for
■moderation is one of the MCMaary
things to attain PREPARDNESS. Do
not work yourself into poor health
aW>u all things coraidcr your health
j first and your pocketbook . econd, and
j that the year 1981 will bj
J veur tuibDieat and moat aoundl"
• )»ur IW"" " nu ' ,u y -T~T~
AtiverUacr* WUI IM Ov
Column* a Latch Kay to UN
•f Martin Onaljr'i lam
NEWS FROM IN AND
/ AROUND OAK CHY
Miss AltaMines returned to Drivers
Va„ Monday wteefe she *""| mVTBt
her study in the school there. She
spent the Christmas holidays with Mr.
and Mrs. Jno. W. HiSes.
School reopened on Monday mern
ing. The genera lmeetinc was .
at the Hall. Several townspeople at
tended the opening.
Mr. W, H. Harrell and Mr. Brown,
iraveling salesman from Norfolk wet.
in town Monday.
Miss Marie Jackson and Dr. E. E.
I'itlman motored to Itooersonville on
Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Bo Wen Of Bur
gaw spent the holidays with Mrs. J.
Mrs., Cherry of Scotland Neck ha>
been spending some time with Mrs.
T. C. Allsbrook.
Mrs. Vickie Bunting lias
home from Blackstone, Va., where ahr
has been spending some time with her
liaughter, Mrs. M. S. Hyman.
Mrs. J. F. Lynch has returned froui
Farmville where she upent the lu.
Mr. Julius Smith has left Oak Cit»
and is employed at Farmville.
Messrs. E. K. Harrell, M. H. Savage
and Durwood Smith attended tiv
Shriner's meeting at New Bern.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Taylor of Rob
ersohville spent Sunday with Mrs. rt.
Misses Jiessie Worley and Essie
llagetta spent Sunday with Mrs. T.
Prof. H. Q. Barbee went to Hope
well \Vdnesday and returned Friday.
Miss Margaret Hood, of Selma ami
Mrs. W. I'. Sumner of Robersonville
were the guests of Mrs. F. Q. Barbee
Messrs. B. L. Johnson, J. B. Harretl
an 1 N. M Wcrsley attended the ser
vices at Mt. Sion Sunday.
A number of the young bov.-- and
girls enjoyed a very pleasant e\en
•'rg at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
■; limes last Thursday niht.
, Misses Beatrice and Dare DavtC,
and Virginia and Margaret Hine: en
n rUiiiied the older boys and fcirl
the home of the latter on Friday
Mr J, D. Kay of Scotland Neck
spent 'Sunday in Oak City.
Mi'sfes Millie Koebuck and Eva
I'M ! spent Sunday with Mrs. B.
C -. Wildman held his sei
ic ut the Hall Sunday night . Hi
iiiencs are glad to know that he is
■l'l.e to be out after a serious illn«s>
LAND SALE y
Under and by virtue of a Deed of
Trust executed by Henry Cherry to
the undersigned, recorded in Book H.
2. Page 50, of the Martin County
Itegistry, default having been made
in the payment of the indebtedne*-.
therein secured, request ef the
beneficiary, I will on Monday, Febru
ary 7th, 1921, at 2 P. M. at the eourt
luius? door in Williamxton, N. C., neH
at public auction for cash, the fol
lowing described realty:
Situate in Goow Nwt Township,
Murtin County, State of North Caro
lina, adjoining the lands of J no. Bar
rel!, George Harrell, Dick Jones hair*
and others beginning at a pine Jno.
Hearrll's corner running thsnen aa
Easterly course 60 poles to a chap
ped gum, thence Northerly 288 pole*
to Dick Jones' corner and Jerry
Brown's line, thence a westerly aurw
along Brown's and Galtln's line to th»
old original front line, thence down
said front line to John Hamlft Una.
thence back along HarrelTs lint ••
Easterly course to the begiaahff,
containing 286 more or laaa,
and being the tract of land shown
, whereon Nahan Knight and wife
once resided, and described In a Dwd
to said Nathan Knight from John P.
Boyle, recorded in Book 000, P»|*
149, of the Martin Registry, to which
reference is hereby made; also Nm
the identical trnet of toad coovayetf
J in the following deed*:
Nathan Knight and wife, ft—ir
Knight, to W. 8. Clark and ta
Boole It 1, Page 176, W. 8. CU#
Sons to Frank Andrews and ty
16th. 1916, Henry Cherry f
Matilda Cherry, Frank -M ' u .
wife, Isabella Andtw
Clark, Trustee, Book
| Martin Co. Publi
ry Cherry by *
to which de .
made. " y "
This. '* • „