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The "Stuff" Newspaper Are Made of
There has never been a day so easy Congressmen, taxpayers fur
to get "stuff" to fill a newspaper as nish $4,000 a year, most of which is
cow. The newspaper is either too used for no other purpose than to
busy or too indifferent to think, and write sweet letters to the people to
it just tumbles the "stuff" in without foster their own interests. Just as it
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washing or polishing. In this way the i 3 j n politics, the official gives his
news bureaus have a fine opportunity tj me to helping himself rather than
to spread so-called news, much of his constituents.
vliich is either biased or entirely un-\
i The public is too often handed out
, | "stuff" through the email papers
Every great railroad system in the;
, j which is entirely contrary to the true
country maintains its publicity bureau'
' . . facts, simply because they print the
for the purpose of presenting the best
, . "stuff" handed them from various
snie of everything done by it. And
'.he same applies to the big power com
panies, as well as every line of big The danger comes because the world j
l u iness. And then, too, almost every is swallowing whole the ideas of otli-1
public officer has his free press serv- . sis without thinking for themselves,]
,c. to toll what noble and glorious and to a greater degree than in many j
things he has done. This applies tocenturies. '
Take C are of the Young Folks
.More than half of the 1,192 pris- the safety of good people; and in
oners sent to the penitentiary lastj stripes to distinguish them as the bad.
year were under 25, and 310, practi- Half of the criminals in the peniten
cally a third of them, were untier 20 tiary who are under 25 doubtless owe
years old. : their downfall to either the ignorance
The trouble is we are giving our loi vanity of their parents who failed
children too much privilege. They to safeguard thein against had com
abuse the privilege and the State has pany, and who licensed hem to do as
to place them behind prison bars for j they pleased.
Naming the Edwards Ferry Bridge
Halifax Countj now proposes to
preserve its historic pride by a monu
niental establi: hinont to show the
place where the famous Confederate
ram "Albemarle" was constructed in
Civil War days, which was the won
der of the age as a fighting craft.
This wonderful craft was built at
Edwards Ferry, the spot where the
highway commission Ims buiit a fine
bridge, which ■was unfortunately
ni.ined "Hart." The highway com
missioner for tlie district, W. A. Hart,
named the bridge in his own honor,
which is now called selfish. Yet Mr.
Hr.rt is not here to answer for him
self. It might be different if he was
present to make his own defense. It
has been suggested that the road and
bridge may have been procured by
an appeal to Mr. Hart's vanity, with
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the promise to name the bridge in
his honor. If they Jid use this old
time gag, then they should be made
to eat the crow. Yet regardless of
the how or why this great bridge
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I should have been named "Hart," it proper to memorialize the fighting
j was a mistake. The place has a set- craft, yet -Albemarle is the name of
| ting in history running back more a great body of water and a large
than half a century, and it should be surrounding section too far away to
preserved. Edwards Ferry is the be applied to a bridge at Edwards
I proper name. "Albemarle" would be J Ferry.
A Woman Who Talked Too Much
Now the men are laughing again. This should teach everybody, and
This time because a woman talked especially women, that a person can
too much. Strange as that may be, easily talk too much, it matters not
it is true. how Aiuch they know nor how sweet-
It occurred in the Sapiro-Ford trial, ly they talk.
Six men and six women had been wfao whethef of Mt this !
chosen, sworn and empaneled to try #ut
the case, with special instructions not Sapiro and
to talk about the case to each other apparenl]y
nor to any other perron or person.* fjf # regt
until the evidence was all heard. Butl
after about four or five weeks, one' Now, this should be said: This is
good sister chanced to meet a news- not the first juror that ever had a
paper men. She had heard so much J conference while on a trial. This is
testimony, so much arguing, and so | 'he °ne that went to A newspa
| many different rulings that she was P er man; of course, that is evidence
i full to the boiling point. And now ; there was no corrupt motive in
i the men are saying that she simply j the mind of this good woman, because
| held up tradition. She talked too that new.-paper man had no money
| much. Of course, the paper published 1 to buy her—they never do.
the things she said with gladness. J This juror was not up on the science j
f Doubtless this fine woman thought of jury interviews. The rule is to
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| nothing wrong about giving out a shut your eyes, open your hand, and;
little advance information from the shut your mouth. If that rule had !
jufy to the public, but she gave it to been followed, doubtless the trial j
the wi-ong man, and the case weni j would now be rattling along, if Ford [
up in smoke because the juror was - could have gotten plenty of grease :
unethical. j and Sapiro pleat/ of fish.
Are the Larger Schools Falling Down?
Will a careful study give the ideal
ist of the present educational sys
tem N setback? This is a question
which we may well consider.
We now have convenient figures up
on which we may be able to gather
some substantial facts in the results
shown in the county commencement
There appears to be facts shown
that will not fully- justify the new
ideals; facts tKat Will show too much
prrrHegr is not good for us; fact*
that to some extent will prove that
we are stifling thought with too many
The >fWt»t trcnj to make work play
will ofV'ours/' fail some day, and un
less we\are x Mistaken in the signs,
shown, whet) it comes to honest com
parison the/play craze is sledding on
Latin is being put out of the school
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•I because it is too hard work for both
| pupil and teacher; so we are giving
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AU State and County taxes for 1926 must be paid be
fore the end of the present month. Unless they are paid
by the Lst of May, all delinquents will be advertised in
accordance with the provisions of the State law.
I wish to call attention to the taxpayers that no ex
tension can be siven. The new.law in this matter speci
, fies that when taxes are not paid by the end of this month
the list of delinquents shall be advertised and the sale
held on the first Monday in June.
I respectfully urge that all taxpayers take notice of
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H. T. ROBERSON
EX-SHERIFF AND TAX COLLECTOR OF MARTIN COUNTY
over the Latin period to the best
runners and loudest cheerers. Though
we would not be counted as againsv
athletics, yet we fear the danger ot
play overshadowing work in the
schools that give so much attention
While a number 6f prizes went to
the small short-term schools here
Friday, it does not argue that we
r.hould have either short-term or
small schools. Their achievement
came from the fact that they had to
J : tudy rather than play; and when the
I larger longer-term schools stick
closer to spelling and arithmetic and
Latin, they will also be able to !>pell
1 and cipher better than they now do.
There are many good points in our
modern educational plans, but they
are certainly a long way from per
fect, and one of the greatest weak
nesses is the trend of taking on more
i play and leaving off work.
A glance at the results of the ex
| animations and contests at the coun
ty commencement, we believe, will
justify the open suspicion that the
larger schools are not doing enough
work alone certain lines.
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in that certain deed
of trust executed on the sth day of
Decem!>er 1923, by A. J. Manning,
and of record in the public registry
:l Martin County in Cook N-2 at
Report of the Condition of
Bank of Oak City
. OAK CITY, NORTH CAROLINA
At the Close of Business April 14,1927
_ ' " ' . " ' " - - * . M .
RESOURCES * LIABILITIES '
Loans and di5c0unt5..5107,492.12 Capital $ 10,300.00
U. S. Bonds 12,300.00 Surplus and undivid-
Cash and due from ed profits 8,900.49
banks 1 31,817.81 Deposits—demand .. 84,089.98
Banking house and Deposits—time 54'928.15
lot 16,820.09 Cashier's checks .... 861.40
Bond deposits 9,350.00
Total .1 ~5168,430.02 Total $168,430.02
UPON THE STRENGTH OF THE ABOVE STATEMENT WE SO
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page 427, said deed of trust being
given to secure the payment of cer
tain notes of even date and tenor
therewith, and the stipulations in
said deed of trust not having been
complied with, and at the request of
the parties interested, the undersigned
trustee will on the 9th day of May,
1927 at 12 o'clock M., at the Court
house Door in the Town of William- j
ston, N. C., offer for sale to the high
est bidder for cash at public auction
the following described tract of land,
The City Market
Bids for your trade on the
merits of its meats, which are
very choice; on prompt de
livery service and on a fair
dealing basis. •
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J. P. PENDER J. H. WARD
PHONE 52 PHONE 139
Being the one-sixth (1-6) undivided
interest of E. E. Roberaon in the J.
W. Roberaon lands adjoining the lands
of N. R. Roberaon, B. D. Barber land,
Hardy Mixelle land, and others, tract
containing approximately 140 acres,
more or less.
The above deed of trust being given
for the purchase price of the lands
This the Bth day of April, 1027.
E. S. PEEL,
Robert L. Coburn, Attorney.