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Published Every Tuesday and Friday by the
ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING COMPANY
' Williams ton, North Carolina ~-
W. C. Manning...... L Editor
(Strictly cash in advance)
! year ~ 51.50
b' months 80
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Entered at the post office at Williamston, N. C.
as second-class matter under the act of March 3.
1879. „ - .
Address all communications to The Enterprise
When Education Fails Of Its Purpose
Education is claiming the world's knowledge and the power to live and
attention today as it has never befor# l.t lp ourselves, it has failed,
done. The reason is that it has be- Education may make us even strong
come more necessary than ever before, er than the lion, but if we only get
There was a day when man had to the lion's ideal of protecting his own
guard but one opening to his castle, whelps, coupled with the desire to
because there was only one approach— butcher somebody else's kid, or fawn,
that of the common level—and the ap- or lamb, then we are even as dange*-
P roaches of both the friend as well as OUK as the lion. (
the enemy were very seldom. The education that man needs is
Now, it .is different. The world is that which kindles a desire to help
passing bv every day and every hour, others and which expands his ca
ll is watching us from the port and pacity to execute such desires,
starboard; and not only on the level, We must be careful not to inscribe
but from above and below. With all Caesar on our educational banner, be
thel approaches, it becomes necessary too liable to kindle the
that every man so fortify himself baser side of man. Hut we should
that he may withstand the approach rather place the Cross of Christ on
nf both the enemy as well as thv our educational banner. If we do the
friend , m " re we h'arn, the mor-j we will love;
Yet, if all the education that we i nd the more we love, the more we
have does not more than give us the "v. ill serve.
Decline of the Legal Profession
The legislature refused to pass a
biii requiring more extensive prepara
tion for admission to the practice of
law. It may be that too many unpre
pared men arc licensed to practice law
lit the courts c' ' •" ' ':ite, Hit that is
liot the greatest drawback to judicial
procedure. The fact thai the lexal
profession has lost so much of its;
ethical dignity is the bi»c drawback—j
There \va.>- a time in the days gone,
JV when a lawyer would du.el any man
who even remotely intimated that he J
WHS lowering the dignity of the pro- j
fe. ,-icn by soliciting falsehoods or;
So far a-s we know, there is no line!
of business today, either in the pro-1
fessional or industrial field, that has
No Excuse for Defeat
The greatest disappointment that,
the legislature (tave the people v.as
when it failed to pass the Australian'
La Hot bill.
This bill came very near being en
acted into law by the 1926 legislature,
after which all of the women of the
State got behind it; many of the lead
ing politicians of the StaJ* declared
for it, and the people all wanted it.
Vet, for some unknown reason, it
failed. Nobody, so far, has given a
clear reason why it failed. Some say
one tiling, some another. Perhaps
there are not more than 169 men and
one woman, members of the general
osfembly, that can explain the presto
change of thought, desires, and prom
ises, which scared them into breaking
thfir election promises, or who taught
them such wisdom that they felt jus
tified in changing their old ideals for
newer and better ones.
Some • say that the old war horae,
A. O. Watts, was the man that turned
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the trick; that with his long years of
experience, he could make men forget i
their election promiaes to their people |
und help a few office-hungry friends.
Others say that Governor McLean
cracked hia whip no loud that lota of
the fellowa fell down, and when they
got up they had forgotten their pre
election promises and they tuned ft)
on the politician'* song.
It make.* no difference how it hap
pened; everybody know* it wa* done
for no other purpose than to help a
Uw very big politician* manipulate
; Mowed its ethical dignity to be
! ragged into the slime'of unfair com
petition as has the legal profession.
We are glad to say not all lawyers
;iie guilty—yet we are forced to say
Perhaps this is one of the reasons
v by the courts are being criticized.
They can not function as a just reti
nue of the sovereign.
The faults of the court today are
the false witness, the dishonest law
yer, and the unjust judge; and when
say the dishonest lawyer is con
tributing as much to fhttdisgrace of
judicial procedure today as the un
truthful witness, we think we have
of Australian Ballot
the primaries to help themselves into
The Australian ballot would elimi
nate absentee voters, ftjtwould stop
few old-time election officials from
putting 40,000 such votes into the bal
lot boxes of the State.
The law failed in order to make elec
tions more corrupt rather than more
We Are Now Running a Special Sale on
USED FORD CARS, TRUCKS AND
which have been put in good condition. If
you are interested and want to save money,
it will pay you tasee us before buying.
- Remember, too, that we are selling the /1
genuine 13-plate Ford Batteries for $12.00.
Williamston Motor Co.
"Service That Satisfies" '
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democratic; to help a few designing
politicians rather than the people.
It was only another illustration of
how little the people and how much !
the politicians have to do with han
dling the business of the State.
' Having this day qualified as execu
tor of the estate of Josnua Daniel
Griffin, late of Martin County, all per
sons holding claims against the said
estate are hereby notified to present
saW to me for payment on or before
the Bth day of February, 1928, or this
notice will be plead in bar of their j
All persons indebted to said estate!
are requested to come forward and
make immediate settlment of the;
This the Bth day of February, 1927 j
fll 6tw BETTIE S. GKIFFIN. I
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 22nd day of March, 1922 re- 1
corded in Martin County registry in
lJook N 2 page 321 securing certain
bonds of even date therewith, and the
stipulation*-no«t having been complied
with, and at the request of the holder J
of said bonds, the undersigned will on
the 26th day of March, 1927 at 12 j
(•'clock noon offer at public sale, in j
front of the court house door in the
town of Williamston, N. C. to the
highest bidder for cash, the following j
described real estate, to-wit:
One certain tract or parcel of land
adjoining the lands of Hurt Mayo, W. ;
1. Thomas and others, and contain- j
ing 25 acres, more or less, and being |
the same lands where John A, Ben- !
r.ett now lives.
This the 4th day of February, 1927. j
T. B. SLADE, JR.,
2- 18-41 Trustee. J
It is significant
'-that the users
Gasoline i §
other brand §
more than two
THE ENTERPRISE WILLI AMSTON, N. C.
NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND
By virtue.of the power of a certain
deed of trust, executed by J. B. Speller
ana his wife, Mattie Speller, the 28th
clay of May, 1924, in book j
Q-2, at office of the regis-'
ter of deeds for Martin County, N. C., I
default havihg been made in the pay-;
ment of the debt [secured thereby, and
at the request of the holder of the j
.•■aid notea, I will,jo'n Thursday, April
i4,1927rat tfir Wil
liamston, N. C., between the hours of
12. o'clock m., and 1 o'clock p. m., sell
I at public auction to the highest bid-
I cer for cash the following lots or
tracts of land:
Ist. Beginning at the second cross
street southwest of the A. C. L. depot
I at Aug. JarncV corner, thence S. E.
along said street 25 feet to Wooltrd's
j c ,rner, thence along his line south
! v ardly 225 feet to the Ben Spruill's
line, thence N. W. along the Spruill
| Fnc 47 feet to Aug. James* line or
| corner, thence N. easterly along
j Ji mse' line 210 feet to the beginning,
j same being house and lot in the town
j of Williamxton, N. C.
2nd tract: Adjoining the lands of
' I'd Williams, John Harrell, Fred Har
roll, and others, and being lot No. 5
in the land division of Mattie Speller's
father, and which was drawn by
said "Mattie Speller, and said division
* being of record in clerk's office of Mar
-1 tin County to which reference may be
Iliad for further description of the
This the 11th day of 7 March, 1927.
B. DUKE CRITCHER,
jnirls 4tw ~ ' Trustee.
Craig & Pritchett, Attorneys, Wind
; sor, N. C.
NOTICE OF jtfALE
| Under-«yid by virtue of an order of
| the superior court of Martin County
lin the cause entitled, "Farmers &
j ning, J. G. Godards, et als, signed by
j R. J. I'ecl, clerk superior court Mar
tin County, the undersigned commis- !
f ioner will on Monday, March 28th,
J 927, at 12 o'clock m. at the court
)louse door of Martin County offer for
i ale to the highest bidder for cash,
at public auction, the following ae- j
:erib6d property: *' i
Being lots Nos. 33, 34, 35, 36, 37,
:8; 39; 40; 44; 45; 46; 45,'49,50', 51,
ri, 55, 56; 57 of that tract of land
in liobersonville Township more com
monly known as Robersonville Hos-,
iery Co., plat of which is of record ir.
the public registry of Martin Coun
ty, in land division book No. 1, at.
page , and being part of the same
lurvd that was conveyed to J. G. God
i.rd, W. C. Manning, J. S. Peel, and
J. L. Wynn by A. E. Smith.
This the 18th day of February, 1927.
f22 4tw Commissioner.
To George C. Bunch and to any
other persons claiming under, through
or by him,
You will take notice that I bought
b a tax sale on the 7th day of- June
11*26, for the taxes due and unpaid,
1 residence listed in Williamsfcon
• township by George C. Bunch for ,
taxes in 1925.
Unless the sheriff's certificate of
.said tax sale is redeemed on or be- *
fore June 7th, 1927, I shall demand i
a deed for said property as provided
This February 7, 1927.
J. W. WATTS.
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COLORED HENS, lb 22c
LEGHORN HENS, lb 20c ,
COCKS, lb _ 10c
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COLORED BROILERS, lb 40c
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T. B. Brandon, County Agent
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