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Pabliahcd Every Tuesday and Friday by (he
ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING COMPANY
' WILUAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA
W. C. Manning Editor
■' IN MARTIN COUNTY .
OUTSIDE MARTIN COUNT*
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Entered at tHe pos»t office at WilKamston, N. C., as second-class
matter under the act of Congress of March 8, 1879.
all communications to The Enterprise and not to indi
vidual members of the company.
Tuesday, September 27, 1927
The Toll of Carelessness
" Fire burns to death about five per
sons every week in North' Carolina.
No one can say exactly what pro
. portion of these death come from
careless fires, yet those who have
given much study to these tragedies
6ay that most of them come from
pure negligence "and carelessness;
such as oil stoves turned too high,
matches scattered before children:
figarette stumps, small children left
alone, and many others were such
as setting the kerosene and gasoline
cans side by side. When these dread
/ully horrifying things happen, we
> pass them by with some degree of
sorrow, and the world blunders a-
Jong the next day in the same way.
People who care little about life
prid death but love money should
also use care in handling lire when
we remember that the property loss
py fire amounts to $25.00 per fam-
V/ jly every year. We may well con- j
sider the need to use care in han
One Tax Nobody Grumble's About
The only tax thaf people do not
Complain about is the. Scents tax
on motor gasoline. This proves tlie
wisdom of automobile drivers. Care
ful estimates show that if all the
gasoline-built roads in the State were
put back just as they were before
they were improved, it woilld be
economy to pay a tafc of 60 cents
on the gallon to build roads.
It is generally agreed thaMhe au
lomobile drivers make a saving *)f
Vacant Seats in Church Increasing
The astonishingly small attend
ance at church in this pleasure age
|s. to some extent, cause for alarm.
The saying that "where' a man's
treasure is, there is his heart also,"|
indicates that not so many have their
treasures in the church.
Pleasure has evidently stolen wor
ship from many people. Judging
irom the attendance at the theater,
the auto* ride, the river side, and
many other calls to pleasure instead
~ of the church.
It is true, to nature for men to
THE BRICK WAREHOUSE
I Grimes and Shelbume Williamston, N. C.
I THIS WEEK'S SALES WILL BE SMALL ON ACCOUNT OF THE WEATHER AND THE FAIR WHICH STARTS HERE. PRICES WERE
I GOOD THIS MORNING ON ANYTHING SHOWING COLOR, AND IF YOU HAVE A LOAD READY BRING IT THIS WEEK OR NEXT TO
I US, AND WE WILL PLEASE YOU.
September 27th, 1927. Richard N. Boyd: S4O, 33,31, 26,25, 21,20 1-2. / ,•
Some Sales as Follows: , J. B. Cherry ft Gurkin, Tips—s3o, 29, 25, 21, 15 1-2, 13 1-2.
Roberson, Peel & Latham, S4O, 40, 40, 33, 32, 32, 30, 30, 30, 30, 25; Jessie Hill and Tenants: $36, 36, 36, 33,32, 31,30, 30, 30,29,27, 27,
J ' 25, 18. 27,28,27,26,26,25,24,20.20, 17, 17, 15.
® v , j. c. Daniels: $39, 34, 28, 27, 27, 26, 23, 20, 18,18, 18. Jeb Ricks: $34, 28, 26, 25, 25, 21, 17.
3? - L. W. Alligood: $37,34,28, 27,25, 21,20,20. , * W. T. Ahdrews: $34, 34, 24 1-2, 22, 18, 18, 15.
® > ' "V Perry ft Dempaey: $37,33,30,27, 23 1-2. ' T
Z? THURSDAY, Sept. 29—FIRST SALE ■ FRIDAY, Sept. SALE % MONDAY, October 3—SECOND SALE TUESDAY, October*—FlßST SALE
THIS IS A REAL TOBACCO MARKET
f October 9 to IS has been set a
part as fire prevention week; it does
J not mean fire-fighting, week, but on
ly tovause people to think and pre
; vent fires. The cold weather will
cause millions of flues and chimneys
to be used that have been cold all
pie summer. Trash has accumulat
ed. Thin flues have broken through
Inhere they go through the top of the
house. All kinds of trash has ac
cumlated. falling leaves will .soon
cover the housetops.
Fire prevention means clean off
all roofs where sparks might fall, fill
all oracks in flues, put matches Joo
high for the children to reach; label
the gasoline can so you #ill not use
it as kerosene. Don't leave the small
children alone where there is lire.
Turn the oil stove down a little if
you are going to be gone long.
Everybody should join in the fire
prevention campaign and save half
the lives and pro]>erty destroyed by
fire. W H
from five to ten times the cost of
Tlie Stale roads are built and kept
up entirely by automobile drivers
and owners. Not a penny is paid by
the farmer nor merchant unless he
owns a car.
After figuring out the costs and
profits from the gas tax, then we
understand why we hear no kicks
against' the gasoline tax. ,
sell themselves for pleasure. Even
one mess of jmttage cost a whole
kingdom. Frequently a small quan-.
tity of liquor may cause a whole
ship to sink or a whole train to be
What must the church do when
faced by such a condition? There
is nothing new to add—the same old
story of Jesus and His love is all
the church has to offer.
Two solutions are being offered to
Mend existing conditions: One is to
let the church imbibe more of the
spirit of the warjd; let men do as
their own conscience dirwts and en
gagt in all kinds of pleasures, both
those that are sins and those that
lead to sin. whether they destroy or
not. That theory would fill the
church if there were no restrictions
of action except in worship. On
the other hand, there are those who
believe and teacj) that when God es
tablished His church that the same
perfect principles will rule it through
all eternity. That.it was never in
tended that religion should be sea
soned to suit the taste' of the indi
vidual; but that the created must
follow the laws of the Creator.
We must admit the fact that the
nearer like the world the church gets,
the fewer folki go to church.
We often read in.obituaries of the
sadness of the vacant chair. The
sadness of the vacant seat, in the
church,*.is also an alarming thing.
HOW ONE MARTIN
HIS FARM PAY
A. W. Bailey Provides for
His Home First; Then
Grows Money Crops
There is 29-acre farmer in Mar
tin County who makes more than he
needs and lays aside something for
the rainy day., . _ ,
r. A. VV, Bailey, who lives one mile,
from Rear (irass, visited us this week;
and we rememlwred him u» xinc of the
two Martin CotTnty farmers who won
a State certificate as a grade "A" farm
er last ytar; and, of course, we were
Mark each grave with a stone
you'll be»propd of. I have the
most up-to-date selection of de
signs. AJI work set without
R. SHERROD COREY
Williamston, N. C. Route 4
COAL FOR YOUR
Make your contract with us now
for your supply of Coal. We can
deliver it any time you- desig.
nate. Many of our customers
want their coal in their bins
early in the fall. We advise this
course because we ars now de
livering as fine .a quality as can
be bought anil at prices that will
be no less, possibly .considerably
delighted to ask him question*, which,
he answered cheerfully and frankly.
Last yeir he raised more than he
needed; has pork for sale by the bar
rel now; hams and corn for sale; and
besides these things he sold $1,850
worth of "money crops."
This year he 'is growing 12 acres
of corn, 6 acres of peanuts, 8 acres of
tobacco, 1 acre of potatoes and a small
patch of hay.
He did not talk all the tinje about
his tobacco like some farmers do, but
told about his hogs, peanuts, and corn.
He says he feels sure he has already
matured in the field from 'SOO to 600
bushels of corn; that he has hogs
enough for two kilings. The first- will
be late in November or early in De
cember; and that is to go into his
smokehouse for his own family. He
will have his second hog killing late
jn the winter ai>d that' meat will be for
Mr. Bailey says he is particularly
anxious to know how to grow 2,500
or 3,000 of peanuts to the
acre; and can not understand how as
old and backward a country as China
raises twice as many peanuts to the
acre as we can.
He rjflsed 2,000 pounds to the acre
in 1924 in 36-inch rows, with the
plants 8 inches apart. In 1925 and
1926 he planted in rows only 32 inches
apart and 8 inches in drill and pro
'duced 1,750 pounds per acre, or less
than 80 bushels. The peanut crop
I That We Appreciate I
eg The oversubscription to our additional issue of 6 per ceht - TO
Eg Cumulative Preferred Stock demonstrates a confidence on the Qg
>g „ " part of our customers that we appreciate and will earnestly en- 96
gs We are happy to add many new partners to our enterprise, jg
ro and we sincerely regret that owning to the limited size of this
K> • issue there is insufficient stock to permit us to accept as partners t S
9B all those who indicated their desire to share in our business. a?
I ! CAROLINA DIVISION 1 §
Virginia Electric and Power 1
W. E. WOOD, * -J. T. CHASE,
President •, r Manager jg
looks prety good this year, but he will
have to wait until they are dug, bagged
and weighed .before he can tell much
about wjiat he has done.
Mr. Bailey says he does not think
any farmer is entitled to credit who
does not raise his own Corn. It is a
fine feeling to get with a farmer who
does not seem to care much about the
price of tobacco.
NOTCIE OF TRUSTEE SALE
Under and by virtue of authority
contained in a deed of trust executed
cn the 19th day of January 1927, by
C- L. Jackson, and wife Maud Jack
son, and W. B. Cox, and wife Zula
Ccx, to Zeb Vance Norman
and registered in the Register of
Deeds office of Martin County, in
book X-2 page 417, and default hav
ing been made in the payment of the
note thereby secured, and demand
having been made to the trustee to
sell property therein contained, • the
undersigned will on the 17th day of
October 1927, at WARDS BRIDGE
IN THE COUNTY OF MARTIN, ex
pose to sale the following property,
one acre of land lying and being in
Martin county, North Carolina, ad
joining Welches creek, and adjacent
to Wards bridge, together with the
building now located thereon, and all
right, title, interest, and privileges
conveyed by J. R. Mo#re and others to
said parties of the first part on the
24th. day of June 1926, and recorded
in book W-2 page 448, in Martin!
County, also all good*, wares, mer
cliandise, fixtures and stock in trade
cf every kind now in the above: de
This the 17th day of September,
ZEB VANCE NORMAN,
Van B. Martin, Atty.
On Saturday, the 16th day of Oct-|
ober, 1927 at 12 o'clock M. in front
of the Courthouse door in the town of
WiHiamston, North Carolina the;
Board of Education of Martin County
will offer for sale to the highest bid
der for cash the following described
real estate, to-wit:
Adjoining the lands of Lewis Roger
son and Edmond Harris and others in
DR. HOWARD SMITH
The Eye-Sight Specialist, of Monroe, N. C., Will
Be Here Again
Tuesday and Wednesday, September 27 and 28
This is your opportunity to have your eyes properly fitted with
glasses by a man whom you all know and whose work has stood
the test for twenty years. Glasses furnished at a reasonable price
and guaranteed satisfactory. Don't forget the date
DAVIBTGRIMES, Druggist, Robersonville, N. C.-
Tuesday, September 27,1927
Bear Grass Township, beginning at
a ditch at the back of tba stables,
thence about ft' West coon* along ft
ditch through the field along Lewis
Rogerson's to a forked sweet gum,
thence S. 6 1-4 W. 87 1-2 potet to a
gum in the foot of a ditch, thence S.
27 E. 196 poles to a lightwood stump
in Bear Grass Church'yard, thence
down the Williamaton and Greenville
road to a ditch back of the stables,
the beginning, containing 100 acres
more ox, less and being the same land
deeded to the said Buck E. Bogerson
by his fathfer. Saving and excepting
from this description that part of the
above land upon which is situatfed the
Bear Grass Graded Schools.
This th« 15th day of Sept. 1»27.
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
OF MARTIN COUNTY.
Elbert S. Peel,