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Published Every Tuesday and Friday by the
ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING COMPANY
Williamston, North Carolina
W. C. Manning: Editor
(Strictly cash in advance)
1 year 1, .... - $1.50
6 months - 80
8 months 45
Entered at the post office at Williamston, N. C.
as second-class matter under the act of March 3,
Address all communications to The Enterprise
Bonded Debts and Public Ownership
ISonded debts generally called the 10 lowest all are eastern towns
bad debt;. Yet we can hardly agree except Helmont and Old Fort,
with that idea. Our bonded debts are Williamston is 58th from the top,,
doubtless our best dubt-. „ „ur bonds being 15.1 per cent of our
It is possibly true that our distaste assessment. Windsor is the 25th town
loi bonded debts come mostly from with a 20.t> per cent ratio. Ahoskie
that source tjiat most of >ur differ- is 2i»th, with 20 per cent. Washing
ences spring from- false gossip. ton is 83rd, with bonds amounting to
In'our,own StaU . wejiml that prac- only 12..'! per cent of her listed wealth,
t.cally all of the i: 'y>'-r town.- have The propaganda against public
water .light.-, sewi r, pavud streets, ownership of public utilities suffers a
departments, en which tliey decided, setback from this report j
have a bonded debt >:' f 100,883,418; which largely disproves their claims.!
schools J16,5»0.0"0; ntl-.ei pjblic im ; ; It is a noticeable fact that the towns
provements, sl4,ooo,h»h. which are fed by the power lines of
.Some portion of this iarsi sum may .the Southern Power, the Carolina
liave Wen poorly Tjii m jV ' im'towns, ( Power & Light, and the Tidewater
but none of then . . nor would, 1 Power companies have a rather higher
rfforcl to kii backward. . rate of bonded debts'than do similar
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The highest rate o'f »ri „ t.tednesK in! towns 1 that own and op rate their own!
pi (.portion the a-se valuation of' l' !unt : such towns as Greenville j
1 roperty is in the town of An hews, Chapel Hill, Rocky Mount, Edenton.J
v, ith ot ' .-tat in. IK.OOO^ Ki O» u,n « an,i New ern beln K
v ... r. I, «.!•£ Italeigh, Durham, Concord, andj
Virtuatkm. lb baßi 1 -i- Itrlmnnt— ——
v.ith a rate of'only 1 put out. It niay be argued .that the inunici-
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The ten highest rate? indebtdness pal plants are charging more than the
ate: Andrtws, 13.3; liryson City, privately owned plants, which is un-
IMy mouth. 7.',; Walnut Cove, 3??.4; true. The town of Greenville gives its I
Jloi ehead ity, 34 customers a better rate on power cUjf
:.4 I; Kernersville, '.VAT,, I'raukUn, rent than Raleigh customers get from
Taylei ..lie, nffd Scotland the Carolina Power Co. Not only does
Neck, 32.7. Greenville give its own customer* good !
The Id lowest Belmont, 1.2; I «ates, but we feel safe in saying that
Greenville. 3.4: Fremont, 3.8; Clayton, that town is wholesaling current to
;>• lvie.'iten, 48: Wallae. , 5.3; Rae- the towns of Bethel and Robeinonvllle'
ford, 5.3; Old Fort, 6.1; Chapel Hill, cheaper than the Carolina, Southern,
6.1; and Warrenton, 6.3. or Virginian is to towns of like size. 1
It is at least inteiTstini- to the east) After all, the people will live, pay
to' note;;that > o'ut of th 10 highestf fheir bonds, and enjoy their
tire western Carolina towns; while oTj if let alone.
Wfliil Truth About Farm Loan Banks
Farmers throughout the United Commission ,who discusses the situa-
Yf. , „ . ,
States are going to ask Congress some tion in the column of Farm and r ire
pointed questions about the Federal side. ■'
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Farm Loan system. The opening gun "Give us the truth," urges Faim
in their campaign corn s this month ami Fireshle, which sums up Mr.
from Huston Thompson, one of the 'I hompson's article as pointing out
original members of the Federal Trade that the 400,000 farmer stockholders
We are shoWingNew Spring Suits
If You See Them You
' Wilt Own One
*V r *-' . , «*•
lAII that is new and inspiring in new ap
parel for men is now on exhibition in our
yfirst spring- showing. It awaits the ap
. proving eye of the man who would be well
dressed at small cost. • t
There are single-breasted suits; double-breasted suits; suits
for young men or their fathers. Suits irv patterns light or dark
—and all in the new season's popular tones. They are in si«e«
34 to 46—so you can be fitted in the suit you like beet—if 'you
make iarly selection. Quality is A-l—and better than eveiv
Kvery suit all wool and guaranteed. Workmanship is of the
highest—and there are no better styles to be found.
New Spring Hats
„ That spring hat is here in all of its bright new freshness—to
give you a sen.se of satisfaction as you don it for initial wear
ing. Shapes are coniervative—the lighter colors having the
call for popular favor. See them. Rlain bands have returned
in dark rich colors—and wc have the color you can wear beat.
Harrison Brothers & Co.
The Kind of Entertainment the Public Wants
The people seem to have lost their pictures, we are influenced in tcery
taste for the type of entertainment way by them.
offered by the church, the school, or A w j ne .bath scene would draw a
any other thing that is not tainted f(l) j hougc th e travels of a gen
with the Hollywood smell or the Bev- l|tman thn)Ugh Ule roaiia of the
cr'y Hi,ls thrilL world would not attract so many. The
The advertising matter must „ d thirgtinf
clear indication of the modern thrill.. ...
The public will go if it is a scandal;
if it is a lesson that will strengthen!
the body, mind, and charades of man
tbey will not go. If the pictures hold
up day by day the noble and fair'
things, things that are beautiful and
sane in art, they will lose most of:
those who are now the movie fiends.
People who go to the theater are j
neither mad nor unclean yet. It is
very tempting to even the best of usj
to follow the trail of pictures made;
by such murderous scalawags as
"Fatty" Arbuckle, and suc| leacherou. 1
adulterers as Charlie Chaplin without
havrng our ideals of life very much
lowered. Men of their ilk may make
a thoughtless world laugh, but they
are incapable of elevating a soul.
It is of little wonder that we see so
many young men and young women
sometimes walk the gang plank that
leads to sorrow, shame, and disgrace
when their very' souls are being fed
day by day with that deadly food that
kindles, rather than subdues, the pas
sions. When we associate with the
bad, we may become like them. If
we read their writings, we may think
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as they do; but when we see their
.it . . i
who own the 12 Federal land banks
do not receive vital information to
which they are entitled. *
Mr. Thompson's article will be at
tentively read by farmers—and prob
ably also by politicians—in all parts
of the country. It is too long and too
riosely written to be summed up in
a few lines, but a paragraph or two
will indicate its trend:
"Farmers who own >56,000,000 of
stock in the 12 land banks are worse
of! than stockholders in any other rep
utable enterprise In the United States.
In any normal corporation the holder
of securities automatically receives an
annual financial statement which deals
with that enterprise and no other.
Farmers! who hold stock in the dis-j
trict land banks receive no annual re
port without solicitation. Washing
ton gives out a consolidated state
ment which would conftise any but an
expert. Kven for an expert the infor
mation is inadequate.
"Without the general knowledge of|
the farmers who foot the bill, ex-]
penses of the loan board In Washing-j
ton have swelled to more than $500,000
annually. Stockholders will not find
this item in the report. There are 600j
appraisers and examiners constantly!
traveling." . " 4
THE ENTERPRISE WILLI AMSTON, N. C.
NOTH OF SALE OF REAL
Under and by virtue of the power of
sale contained in a certain deed of'
trust executed to the undersigned
trustee by A. B. Ayers and wife, La
vinia Ayers, on the 28th of August,
1919 which said deed of trust is of
record in the public registry of Mar
tin County in Book A-2 at page 190,
naid deed of trust having been given
for the purpose of securing notes of
even date and tenor therewith and
default having been made in the pay
orient of the said notes and the stipu
lations contained therein not having
been complied with and at the re
quest of the holder of the said notes
, the undersigned trustee will on Mon
[ day the 21st day of March, 1927 at
12 o'clock M. in front of the court
bouse door in the town of Williams
ton, N. C. offer for sale to the high-
Look for my sign
It marks the place to get
"the fertilizer the beat
Experienced farmers use
Swift's Red Steer Fertili
zer because they know it
is made right.
They know that the
ufest way to insure profit
is to use a liberal applica
tion of this dependable
I). I). STALLS
Authorised Bwift Agent
Building & Loan Association
Saturday, March sth
Are you making an effort to build or buy that home? An easy
plan may be found through the Building and Loan Association.
Five shares of stock, with a small payment of only $1.25 per week
will save you several hundred dollars within a few years.
THE SAVING IS SYSTEMATIC AND THE PAYMENTS ARE VERY EASY
Martin County Building &
,--'. mm v '
~ Loan Association
WILLIAMSTON, N. CL c
out bidder for cash the following de
scribed real aetata, to-wit:
Adjoining the land* of S. H. Mobley,
T. U. Rawls, and others and being
two tracts of land purchased, one from
S. H. Mobley and the other from
Ji me* I. Roberson, Dawson Roberson
and others and known as the John I.
This the 17th day of Feb. 1927.
*" R. J. PEEL, C. S. C.
North Carolina, Martin County.
To Moore, Crawford, and Martin; and
to each of them severally, and to
any and all other persons or cor
porations claiming under, through,
or by them, or any part of the
property listed by them:
You are hereby notified that I|
bought 2 stores on Main Street, list
ed in Williamston Township, by Moore
Crawford, and Martin, now occupied
With foifrteen years experience I find
the Eastern Cotton Oil Company's Fer
tilizers are more profitable to the farmers,
because the State's analyses always show
the grades are as advertised and -better;
therefore, I recommend its use.
See the Old Reliable before buying your
fertilizers, hulls, and meal—both at whole
sale and retail —prices and quality guar
. anteed. »
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D. D. STALLS
bvfMargolis Bros., at a tax sale on*
tile 7th day in June, 1926, fer the
taxes due and unpaid for the year
1926, and now hold the sheriff's cer
tificate of said sale;
You will further take notice that
unless redemption of the said certifi
cate is made according to the provi
sions of law, I shall demand a deed
for said property at the expiration of
one year from the date of same.
February 14, 1927.
fl6 4tw J. W. WATTS.
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of . the power
of sale contained in that certain deed
of trust executed to the_ undersigned
on the 26th day of April, 1920, re
corded in Martin County registry in
book A-2, page 542, securing certain
bonds of even date therewith, and the
stipulations not having been complied
wi*h, and at *he request of the holder
o f said bond, the undersigned will, on
the 7th day of March, 1927, at 12 o'-
clock noon offer at public sale to the
highest bidder, for cash, the following
described tract of land:
Adjoining the lands of Lewis Roger
hon, Edmond Harris, and others, be
ginning at a ditch back of the stables,
thence about a west course along said
ditch through the field along Lewis
Rogerson's line to a forked sweet
gum, thence S. 27 E. 196 poles to a
lightwood stump in Bear Grass church
yard, thence S. 61 1-4 87 1-2 poles
to a gum in the fork of the ditch
thence down the Williams ton and
Greenville road to a ditch back of the
stables to' the beginning. Containing
100 acres, more or less, and being the
same land conveyed to Buck E. Roger
son by R. H. Rogerson and wife,
which said deed is of record in Mar
tin County registry in book D- 2, page
This the 7th day of February, 1927.
B. DUKE CRITCHER,
f« 4tw Trustee.