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ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING COMPANY
Williamston, North Carolina 1
W. C. Manning —.— Editor
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Address all communications to The Enterprise
Just how far our thoughts go and
where is a matter to be learned thru
the tired and overworked postal em
ployees. But one place few of us have
even ventured to think about and that
is our own County Home and its in
A place where the smallest of gifts
will be appreciated and yet how few
we give to those not so fortunate as
we. It is no less than a shame. But
is it our intention to ignore them or
is it that we do not have them called
to our attention? What ever it is we
should remember them and help to
make for them a Merry Christmas.
T ie other day we hJtypened to see
an old gray-haired man who had lost
his sightf bt'ing led down the street
by a small chijd. The little guide was
hardly six years, poorly clad but was
noble in his actions and Was bearing
his misfortune with a manly air. The
sight brought to our minds a picture
that has caused us much fuel for
thought. We lost our sympathy for
the old gentleman when he cursed the
little child for no reason that we could
see. The little fellow tried to offer a
reply, but his tottering voice and in
a most pleasing tone was quieted with
a sharp "hush" from the old man. As
they went walking down the street, we
could not help but follow them a short
distanct, and as they faded from our
sight our sympathy followed the little
lellow. We turned and while we could
not forget them, .we dismissed all our
other worries and went our way real
izing how thankful we should be and
bow much we would like to help the
eld gentleman's little guide.
Too much rope always means de
struction to man. The sad thing for
us to face is the fact that this is an
era of too much loose rope for the
young people of this country. We have
very little trouble in tracing much of
the crime and many of the falls of
the day to child worship.
We had a court scene here last
Tuesday that bore out this fact.
Six young men, three white and
three black, one wearing knee pants,
were brought before the court, charged
with stealing cotton from the fields of
the neighboring farmers. The three
youngsters had procured a truck and
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HAMILTON, N. C.
I had started the habit of taking cotton
i from the fields late in the evening
■! before it could be housed by the farm
» er. They would then sell the cotton.
- All of these young men are from
families who never knew such a thing
as theft nod did such a thing ever en
; tcr theim minds. They were brought
up in a day when it was fashion to
work, tell the truth and be hones. And
ii is a sad thing for fathers and
mothers o live in a day of such mad
rushes for pleasure that their boys
and girls will do any thing.
These fathers and mothers did not
make thieves of their children, but
they were surrounded with such a
strong demand for big times and un
heard of pleasures that required more
' rmoney than they could make honestly
that they went out in the game that
they might get them at any cost
Good times have overshadowed char
acter and have driven it out of the
hearts and minds of many young folk
If the society surrounding these
three young fellows had not called
for so much money ,they would not
have stolen the cotton. They were not
stealing as an investment nor for a
real desire for mischief, it was no
other reason than to get cool drinks,
fashionable breeches, auto rides and
possibly ei>> irettes.
if the parents of the nation would
shorten the rope on their children so
they could see them better, the de
mand for things would not be so great
and fewer boys would get in jail and
fewer girls would go to destruction.
While in the case of the three col
ored boys, turkeys for Christmas
. formed the desire. To this a great deal
■ could be said. It is wrong we agree;
i we think three colored boys could
s raise turkeys of their own and sell
■ enough to make their Christmas
' money, but on the other hand, there
f is to be remembered that there is a
desire arising from the very heart for
I turkey on Christmas Day.
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SUmw this la our laat iaa» of the
1926, we can not help bat say a
word a two. It doesn't seem a whole
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year has paaaed since we wished our
subscribers and friends a Many
Christmas, but time and tide wait for
no man and though the time seems so
short, we would not fail for anything
to wish our subscribers and friends a
Merry Christmas again and that we
will be the same friends next year as
we have been this.
Start the New Year right by help
ing to secure a new ffeunty Home for
THE HOMELESS CHILD
At Christmas time when we are so
fortunate to have a home and its com
forts and protection, let us not for
get that around us, and often right
at our doors, may be found little bop
and girls who do not know the mean
ing of the words "Home", or "Mother"
To some this may sound impossible
in this era of prosperity, but the
records of our Welfare agencies re
veal the astounding record of hun
dreds of homeless and parentlees chil-
dren of tender age. The Children's
Home at Greensboro has alone eared
for and finally placed in foster homes
187 children during the eleven months
of 1926 ending November 30th and
while they were doing this fine type
of constructive child welfare work, the
sad confession is made by the manage
ment that 79 homeleas children were
offered them during the same period
that could not be handled for lack ofi
facilities and finances. The citizenship
of our State should not be satisfied
until this proble mof the homeless
child is successfully solved, and it may
be solved if adquate funds are sup
plied. During the next few days the
opportunity is presented to the people
of North Carolina to respond to the
holidsy appeal of the Children's Home
and the amount of service rendered
in 1926 will be based upon the success
of the campaign. No agency has up to
this date ever been sufficiently sup-
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Merry Christmas be yours,
And to this our firm would add,
May it be the best
Of all you've ever had.
Roanoke Supply Co.
The Home of Building Materials
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Wreaths are found in every window,
Candles twinkle in the night,
May your home be wreathed in laughter
And your Yuletide days be bright
Jones Eledtric Shop
U. 8. L. BATTERIES
ported to do a 100 per cant Job. The
Children's Horn* at Greensboro de
pends entirely upon the voluntary do
nation* of those patrons who know
something about the Society and its
work. The Legislature of North Car
olina does not appropriate a dollar to
this Society. No .church is under obli
gations to support the Society, but
many Churches throughout North
Carolina have recognised the value of
this agency and made contributions.
There is not an orphanage in North
■ Carolina but some church or fraternal
r order recognises the responsibility of
support. Not so with the Children's
Home at Greensboro. This institution
is non-denominational and non-sectar
® ian and therefore feels justified in
* making its appeal for funds to the
* citizenship of North Carolina. Every
* corporation should recognise the eco
-1 nomic value of this work for homeless
' children. If these little one were not
* cared for and started right, they
would become a menace to our com
e munities in North Carolina
6 We bespeak for this campaign a
- generous response by the child loving
- men and women of North Carolina.
, NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX
Having qualified as administratrix
1 of the estate of Eliza Moore, deceased,
i late of Martin County, North Caro
lina, this is to notify all persons hav
ing claims against the said estate to
1 exhibit them to the undersigned at
s her home in Williams ton, N. C., on
or before the 27th day of November,
1 1926, or this notice will be pleaded in
bar of their recovery.
All persons indebted to said estate
1 will please make immediate payment
I This 27th day of November, 1925
n27 6tw Administratrix.
1 Hugh G. Horton, attorney.
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NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
1 Having this day qualified as the
■ administrator of the eetate of Joel
Bennett, deceased, all persons holding
claims against said estate are hereby
' notified to preaent same for payment
, on or before the 19th day of Decem
ber, 1926, or this notice will be plead
-1 cd in bar of their recovery,
i All persons indebted to said estate
I will pleaae come forward and make
immediate settlement of same.
' This December 19, 1925.
, R. F. BENNETT,
dlB 4tw Administrator.
Robert L. Coburn, attorney.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that under
and by virtue of the power of sale
contained in that certain deed of
trust executed by E. W. Harden and
wife, Anna Harden, on the 6th day of
February, 1922, and of record in book
H-2, at page 69, in the Martin County
Registry, said deed of trust having
been given to secure the payment of
certain notes of even date therewth,
default having been made in the pay
ment of said notes, and the stipula
tions contained in said deed of trust
not having been complied with, and at
the request of the holder of said
notee, and by court order, the under
signed commissioner, appointed by the
court, will on Friday, the 16th day
of January, 1926, at 12 o'clock m., in
front of the courthouse door of Mar
tin County, at Williamston, N. C., of
fer for sale, at public auction, to the
highest bidder for caah, the following
described lands, to wit:
One tract of land in Jamesville
Township, being a part of the John
A. Getainger land bounded on the east
by Warren Neck Road, on the north
by Mrs. Laura S——, on the west by
C. C. Fagan, on the south by John
A. Getainger, said to contain fifty
four acres, more or less, and note of
This 14th day of December, 1926.
HUGH G. HORTON,
dlB 4tw Commissioner.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that under
and by virtue of the power of sale
contained in that certain deed of
trust executed by W. W. Walters and
wife, Addie Pearl Walters, on the 16('j
day of February, 1921, and of record
in book J-l, at page 408, in the Mar
tin County registry, said deed of trust
having been given to secure the pay
ment of certain notes of even date
therewith, default having been made
in the payment of said notes, and the
stipulations contained in said deed of
trust not having been complied with,
and at the request of the holder of
said notes, and by court order, the
undersigned commissioner, appointed
by the court, will on Friday, the 16th
day of January, 1926, at 12 o'clock m.,
in front of the courthouse door of
Martin County, at Williamston, N. C.,
offer for sale, at public auction, to the
highest bidder, for cash, the follow
ing described lands, to wit:
Ist tract: Beginning on St. Andrew*
A Merry Merry
Christmas to All
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Christmas is a season of joy and happiness through
out the land—commemorating the most joyous occasion
that the world has ever known.
, 4 Permit us to extend to you our best wishes for the
nost lad some Christmas you have ever known.
Permit us, also, to express our sincere appreciation
of your patronage with us.
A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR
Washington, N. C. I
FIVE BIG STORES MEAN GREATER VALUES
St., on the east side at the A. C. L.
r railroad, tbsoce aoatfa 26 1-2 dsnieea
! west along St Andrawa Street one
f hundred and forty yards, thence sooth
1 68 1-2 iiF«n east, two hundred and
f seventeen yards (217) to Maple
t Branch, and alone the northern fooun
r dary of Charles Street, thane* up
I Maple Branch to the said A- C. L.
f railroad. Thence westeriy along and
» with the A. C. L. railroad right of
* way to the beginning at St. Andrawa
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: For Rent or Sale
All of my Garden Terrace property: Store,
» oil station, cafe, and rooming house. Terms
\ to suit any jrood man.
; dlstf J. B. McGOWAN
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Of all Rood time 3 in the year,
We're glad that Yuletide days are here,
So all our friends from everywhere,
May in its happy blessing share.
Culpepper Hdw. Co.
* Street, containing six and ona-tanth
> acree. «.
" 2nd tract: One tot situate an the
i north aide af the A. C. L. railroad,
I and bounded aa the north by Martin
) Brothers, on the east by Q. G. Caraan
■ and the A. C. L. railroad lot, and an
> the weat by Sim sat Avenue, contain
. ing 1-2 acres, mora or leee.
I This 14th day of December, 1926.
t HUGH G. HORTON,
i dlB 4tw Commisaioner.