North Carolina Newspapers

    ILLITERACY,
POVERTY, AND
CITIZENSHIP
(Not to be Broadcast by Radio)
By Mrs. VERNON A. WARD
Too illiterate to vote! We must
pie. d guilty to the charge. Recent
events in North Carolina prove it.
We bow our heads in shame as we
confess our ignorance, but truth can
not be denied. However .thanks be
unto an All-Wise Heavenly * Father
and intelligent parents, we are not
too moronic to learn.
Too poor to educate! We deny this
charge. We defy any one to present
facts which prove it. There is money
aplenty to do the things which the
great and powerful political machine
in North Carolina wants done; money
aplenty to create boards and commis
sions, with high-*alaried officials to
uo the bidding- of the governor rather
tnan carry out the wishes of the peo
ple; money aplenty to increase court
and prison facilities rather than per
fect the present system so as to in
jure punishment of crime, thereby
preventing others from becoming crim
inals.
The people are almost disfranchised
They pay tithes and taxes to church
and state, and yet they have practi
cally no voice in the government of
The remedy! Education is the only
(hope of salvation. It is the only
of light. And w; must have
more light.
And the kind of education! Ths
good Id golden ' rule kind, whieft
,makes us as anxious to learn as w*
are to teach. Any other kind makes
for conceit, vanity, anoyance, false
autocracy and imperialism.
What are our sourcesof education?
the home where the child is
bom; next ,the church and school
(where his m ind, heart and body are
tia'ififcd and developed; and lastly,
books, newspapers, magazines, his
tory, travel, music, art, literature, li
braries, colleges, universities, life ex
perience, .and goverenment.
"How to educate! Economize, save,
build. construct, serve. Education
mus't reach every child, woman and
man (oh, horror of horrors) in this
fraud old State. North Carolina
must stop standing beside South Car
olina in illiterarcy; instead, she must
climb to the top with the educated.
When we become truly educated in
mand and in heart, we will lise above
Jhe sins of the past, our homes will
be happier, our hearts mvre free,
and -our- go v eminent stronger.
The following lines from the clos
jifir chapter of Ridpath's History of
l*.he World seem fitting here:
"The first and most general truth
An history is that humanity ought to
be free * * * If happiness is the
('nd of the human race, thsn freedom
is its condition * * * The emanci
pation, in order to be emancipation
at all, must 'be complete. It is an
astonishing fact that the major part
of the energies of mankind have been
expended in the opposite way—in the
enslave-ment, rather than the; libera
tion of the race.
"Let it be remembered that the bat
tli is not yet ended, the victory not
yet won. The present is relatively as
much a victim of the enslaving forces
as. was the past; and it is the duty
o.f the philanthropic, the sage, the
statesman, to give th° best of his
llife and genius to the work of break
ing down and not imposing those bul
warks iind barriers which supersti
tion and conservatism have reared as
tU' ramparts of civilization, and for
vhich an enlightened people have no
wore need than for a Chinese Wall.
"One of the greatest enemies of
freedom, and therefore of the prog
ms* and happiness of our race is over
organization. Organization has be
lome the principal thing, and man
oi.ly a secondary consideration, it
must bi served, *obeyed, consulted,
honored, feared; crowned with flow
er, starred and studded with gold.
But man may be despised, neglected,
left a starving pauper homeless,
friendless, childless—a '.(.avenger and
a begirar at the doorway of the court.
All this must bj leversed. The or-
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has saved Americans thousands
of dollars bills in the
last five years.
No cobbling as liigft
grade work as comet from the
factory when shoes are new.
Do not risk health with damp
or wet feet during the cold
spring months. If the uppers
are good, we can make your
shoes new at leas than half the
coat of a new pair.
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$ SHOE SHOP
ganization muat serve rather than
command. .
"If history has proved—does prove
—any one thing, it is this: Man when
least governed is greatest. When he
is free, he begins to flourish, to tri
umph, to be glorious. He grows in
freedom. He is nappy. He feels
lumself released from the domination
of an artificial scheme which has
been used for long ages for the sub
jection of his fathers and himself.
"Of all things tlnat are needed to
usher in the promised democracy and
brotherhood of man, one of the most
essential is toleration. It is a thing
which the workl is jußt beginning to
cr.joy. Almosrt every page of ancient
and mediaeval history of mankind
has been made bloody with some form
of intolerance. Men have desired
ifreo thought, but fear lias stood at
Uhe door. The present must build a
"highway, broad and f rc ®> i every
highway, broad and free 7 int»> every
field of liberal inquiry.
"The first auxiliary to freedom 's
tin light to differ. The right of free
thought, free inquiry, anJ fre- speech
t. all men, everywhere, is as clear as
the noon day, and as bounteous as
the air and the sea.
"A second auxiliary will be found |
(is being found, th» revised history j
would say) "in the emancipation of!
womanhood. The tyranny and selfish- I
ness of political parties will for aj
while retard what they can not pre- J
vent, and then" (Oh, "hear this proph- |
et, Ridpath) "by an attempted falsi- j
fication of history, will seek to make
it appear that they have been the
champions of the cause by which one-
Ijalf of the hyman race is to be en
franchised—removed from a state of |
political and domestic serfdom to be
come a great and powerful agency in
the social and political reforms of
thft age.
"And the third and last force in
securing freedom is universal citizen
;.hip by means of universal educa
tion, which is to bring in and glorify
the future of all lands, the golden era
oi humanity and the universal mon
archy of man."
How abundantly John Clark Rid
patii must have lived to have been
able to write words such as those
just quoted.
The Australian ballot, a real and
genuine Australian ballot, is the step
ping stone to universal education.
North Carolina will socure it in 1929.
and then indeed we shall have passed
another milepost on the road to "uni
versal citizenship by means of uni
versa! education."
Will the human family perish un
der the new order of things? No.
Everlastingly, no. Instead, it will
"llourish," it will "triumph," it will
become "glorious," and as time goei
on it shall surely attain the long
desired and inuch-hopcd-foi peace,
happiness and love.
ltobersonville, N. C., April, 1U27.
Commencement Is
Success Despite Rain
(Continued from first page)
lection would have won in contest with
all the story tellers of all the schools
in the State. His words flowed free
ly, his movments were natural, and
his story very appealing. Neverthe
less, Martin County has other story
tellers just as good. They can prove
it if given a chance.
In arithmetic Eli Kdmondson 11, of
- . in ariinrneuc eii namonason 11, 01 ii| ueywms iu your nctuuui. %
tj° IT'S TIME TO PLANT TOBACCO\^
J] Time to Buy Prote&ion
™ / Leslie Fowden is waiting to serve you. Any kind of mes-
Jr sage will bring him to your place of business. He is specializ- p
J' Mothers' Day /Z ine in hail insurance.
i May 8 A 3 - §
or- Candy for Mother, of course, Q* W Q
- on Her Day Because she is as 9 2 Little drops of water; little grains of sand, gl □
3 iSt Z % "that will Make the mighty ocean and the wondrous land £ §§
take her back to yesteryear - .. P5
when beriM>©n«d boxes of can- g £ Good old farmer, working fast as he can go, © _
"^urmicos—and" ixcause H £ Hoping for good season, if God wills it so. •
'# reminiscent of the joys of her U 33 W
Hut more than anything else,
;5,£ Old way are forgotten, they're pla ing safety first. I Q® g
it will give her Joy and happi- * ?S5 2
Z! IhTiTnot forgotten.' 1 utlon M c £ Working on the planter, sand all in their eyes, ,§ gj
* Mother's own Box is exqui- O JI;  Telling all the children, we'll have good things bye and g
site —a selection of the finest '3 bye. I s
chocolates and bonbons attract- Jjjj —. HP
l v w y uv^?pi?tu^n^r^ i e t r h S % Little wind and rain, mixed all up with hail, 8 g
one. two, and five pound si.es, -H jj If you're not protected, means another tale. 2
at >I.OO per pound and up. U • Fi
nn,„. Attractive "~r ~ You don't have to worry, or get upoh your feet, 3> ©
Boxes I If you want P rotection - simply 'phone to PETE. g. g
■■. s S- /
Hfe£3u99SL. PLEASE LET ME SERVE YOU
■* LESLIE FOWDEN J4l
The Insurance Man The Business That Seiyice Builty
Clark'sDrug Store ayPhone 78 - Night phoM *■
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Hassells, was awarded first place, and '
in recitation Eva Ayers, of Haseeell, 1
von first place. Interest i"n these |
contests is apparent where good teach j
ing is found. Naturally, it is SUB- I
pected that better teachers are found j
in larger schools, because a larger
percentage of larger schools enter the
contest.
Group 111 Results
Among the schools of two teachers |
or less, Smiths School took the cer
tificate with total points made of i
11;. her nearest competitors being
Hardens, with 8 points, and Mace
xloria and Keels, with 5 points each, j
Katie Clyde Ward, Smiths School,
found no competition to bother_ in |
spelling.
Hugh Jordan, of Dardens, and Tom j
Henry Ward, of Smiths, told their |
stories with ease, and won first and j
second places respectively.
Edna Griffin, of Griffins School, and |
Katie Clyde Ward secured the honors
of first and second places, icspective
ly. in the arithmetic contest.
Of the two recitations, the one ren
dered by J. C. Johnson, of Keels
School, was awarded first place, and
the one by C. B. Holliday, of Dar
i dens, second place.
| Of the songs rendered, Macedonia's
, selection was given highest honor,
and Hurst's selection was judged the
second highest honor. f
Thanks to Contributors
but of all honors the greatest ex
' pressed goes to those who gave un-
I stintedly of money, food, and serv
ices to feed th five thousand about
the table stretched along the cam-
I pur and to bring order where con
| fusion might exist. Blessings on the
! benefactors, thanks for the food, and
| grateful good wishes to those who
j made the splendid spirit of it all—
these were the farewells of a weary
i but happy lot of people who returned
| home over muddy roads Friday, April
22 And thus the fourth county com
mencement goes into history.
Side Dressings of
Nitrate Aid Fight
On Cotton Pests
One of our worst enemies id the
801 l Weevil, and to overcome this
pest, squares must be set eafly. This
prevents the weevil from destroying
the squares while they are in the
formative stage. Nitrogen is the most
Important element in hastening the
formation of the squares. A side
dressing of nitrate of soda ou cotton
assures an uarlier and healthier crop.
interesting experiments are being
conducted in a nunibe# of Southern
States on i *the methods of growing
corn. Directors of Experiment Sta
tions have found that here, too, nitro
gen plays an extremely Important
role. As a top dressing, the nitrate
shcmld be applied when the plants
are from knee to waist high or at the
second or third plowing. Ths usual
rats of application Is 150 to 200
pounds per acre. If applied just be
fore or after a rain, nitrate of soda
goes Into solution Immediately. These
tests have shown that we can rea
sonably expect to increase the yield
of corn from ten to fifteen bushels
psr acre by top dressing in the man
ner suggested.
Surely this is bringing efficiency to
ths farm and Increasing the termer's
profits.
Don't think you can draw on the
soli forever any more than you can
draw checks on a bank without mak
lag deposits In your account.
THE ENTERPRISE WILLIAMBTON. N. C.
' Note of Appreciation
i To the Voters of the Town of Wil
liamaton:—We take this opportunity
to express our sincere appreciation
for the expression of your confidence
in nominating us _for commissioners
of your town at the convention held
1 al the courthouse last week.
Your support at the election nexi
' Tuesday will be appreciated, and, if
; elected, we assure you it will be our
very great pleasure to handle the af
fairs of the town to the very best in
| terest of all concerned.
' | G. H. HARRISON,
J E. P. CUNNINGHAM,
■ | C. 0. MOORE,
I ( L. P. LINDSLEY,
'a26 2t * W. T. MEADOWS.
l|
WOMEN
Who need a tonic
should take
CARDOI
Made of
Purely Vegetable
ingredient* —contains
no dangerous drugs.
In Use Orer 50 Years
3 ' —^ mint
HOT CROSS BVNS
Tempting brown and golden, and delici
ously fresh and appetizing are the Hot
Cross Buns baked twice daily at the Sally
Ann Bakery during the Easter season.
Treat the family to them today and see how
enthusiastically they are welcomed. They
will make the meal more satisfying.
Only the purest ingredients are used in
their making, which assures you of whole
some goodness. Drop in or phone your or
der now.
Bread, rolls, pastry, cake, cookies, and
other oven specialties at very low cost.
Sally Ann Bakery
Messrs. T. F. Harrison and Stanley
Sessoms made a business trip to
i Greenville yesterday.
Miss Alma Manning, teacher in the
| Farm Life school during the past ses-
I sion, was in the city this morning.
Wants
I
IMPROVED PORTO RICO SWEET
potato plants. Government inspect
ed; 500, $1.00; 1,000, $1.75; over 10,-
(MtO, $1.65 per thousand. Ready to 
phip now. Earl Garrett, Lenox, Ga.,
I Route 2. als 4t,
LOST: LEATHER CIGARETTE j
case, has "Sesqui-Centennial, 1926" j
i.nd Liberty Bell on front. Finder |
j j lease return to Enterprise. It j
! I WANT TO ANNOUNCE THAT
from now on, I will run my general
repair shop on a stritcly cash basis.
H. D. Harrison, Bear Grass. 2t
NOTICE OF CANDIDACY
• -At the request of many friends, 1 |
hereby announce myself an independ !
er.t candidate for the office of town
commissioner in the election to be
held May 3, 1927. Any support at- j
corded me will be gratefully appreci- ,
ated.
Ap22-2i W. 11. CRAWFORD.
FOR SALE OR RENT: NICE HOME
in heart of town, all modem con
' veniences. See R. J. Peel. Apls-4 i
N itraPo
» *
and
Nitrate of Soda
We have a
D. D STALLS
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
When everything that is color
ful in nature asserts itself, you
know it is time for your new
straw hat. We have just receiv
ed a complete line of the latest
models in straws and panamas.
The Saylo
The Darcy
$3.00
(r TheMilcau
$4.50
Tpni!
The Coolage
S~SMh $5.««
fflu
We have straws with wide brims —and
straws with brims not so wide. Soft straws
—split straws —and bands of every width.
A hat to fit your head in comfort—and best
suited to your face.
Bamhill Bros.
    

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