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matter under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
t Address all communications to The Enterprise and not to indi
vidual members of the company,
Tuesday, October 11, 1927
Developing Too Fast
t We hope there will not l>e another
congressional log-rolling or pork-bar
- rel o|ienitig in a long time. , Yet it
is looming up constantly—now big
ger than ever.
Proponents of the Boulder I>am
project, on the Pacific Coast, are-try
ing to put over aliout a $200,000,000
irrigation plan. Then comes the Mis
sissippi -flood district; it will take
anywhere from $200,000,000 ttr
000,000 to put that in order.
The Great Lakes Canal project is
constantly being agitated; and now
we have a new one -governmental
drainage and reclamation of the
swamp lands of Beaufort, Hyde,
Dare and Washington Counties.
One of the great troubles with us
now is too much development. We
are rushing too fast already. It was
never intended that any «ie gen
eration of people should clear all the
land and develop all of 'the. water,
and finish the whole job. It is bet
ter for us to do what is necessary
and leave a few roots in the ground
The Thirteen-Months Calendar
Instead of economy and abolish
ing a month each year; it looks like
we an- to have another month add
ed, making 13 months to the year.
This will doubtless be a very popu
lar thing to do, because it will make
pay-day come oftener, and it will
give us something flew quicker, and
that is just the thing we want.
Taking the matter liriousTy, we
h*w 12 months o( three different
lengths, from 28 to 31 days. If
four weeks make a month, why
should we cumber the calendar with
seven months with three surplus days*,
Two Per Cent Offj
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THE 1927 TOWN TAXES , ARE NOW DUE AND
THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW TO PAY
From now until the first of November a 2 per cent discount wilj be al
lowed on all taxes paid before that date. This discount Was allowed by the
Board of Town Commissioners in regular session Monday night with the
hope that 1927 tax collections might be made early and save time and
trouble next summer.
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W. B. DANIEL
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TOWN TAX COLLECTOR WILLIAMSTON, H. C.
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Lfor our children to dig out, and allow
, them a little elbow room with an op
portunity to do something as well
If all the developments in the east
.and the west, 'the north and the
J soHTh are made according to the
plans of a few town engineers, backed
iby land speculators, Irish potatoes
will not sell for 15 cents a barrel,
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and corn will not be worth shucking.
i * I'he American people somethtra
i seem hoggish. They want to run
| over and tear down every natural
' resource that Cod phtnted along the
wayside for development and use.
•As generations come and go, they
[are expected to expand and take
| such things as they need and can
•use; but we are not satisfied with
; using the golden eggs. We want to
'kill .the gtnise and devour it, too.
We want Congress to make the
Mississippi safe, but let a few of the
! other opportunities remain for our
give four months two surplus days,
and actually have but one month
with the proper number of days?
We may regret to see the old cus
tom pass, but with a large number
of the leading nations of the world
and many of the foremost men of
our own country asking for such a
change in the calendar to simplify
things,-we may not be surprised to
see a 13-months calendar in a few
years. This would necessitate the
rehandling of one day, 5 hours, 48
minutes and 50 Seconds, which we
now take care of in leap years; but
that is up to the mathematicians to |
figure out and place somewhere.
They could give that extra time to
the Fourth of July and Christmas, or
make a new holiday, or stick it on
one of the months
Rivalry Between Towns
Town and city rivalry seems to be
a thing that can grow as intense as
any type of rivalry can grow.
Of course, all little towns are jeal
ous; in fact, often too jealous to be
just. And .this does not apply
wholly to small towns. We find it
even as marked in our larger towns.
It really looks like everything is jeal
ous until it ftets big enough not to
be. " k
Greensboro comes in wtih a cork
er this week, with a lower tax rate
Governor Pinchot Speaks Out
The recent appointment by Presi
! dent Coolidge of Mr. Dwight Mor
row, of the House of Morgan, as
ambassador to Mexico reveals the re
lationship between Mexican oil fields
and Sinclair, Mellon, Standard, aiici
a few other big fellows. The major
part of all our troubles with Mexico
since 1850 have come from faults of
: our own rather than from faults of
1 the Mexicans. Our diplomacy with
Mexico has had the dollar mark on
it at all times, and now it seems to
be larger than ever. *
Governor Pinchot, of Fennsyl
vania, although an ardent Republi
can, has sized up the situation in an
article in The Forum. He says—
lu reality, oil is—and long lias /1
• been "the 'bone of contention be
tween Mexico and thist country.
And naturally so, for the stake of
American companies in Mexico is
immense. In 1924, our govern
ment estimated American-.invest
ment* in Mexican oil lands and
refineries at $478,000,000. the |
After the church and the school,
the free public library is the most
effective influence for good in Amer
ica. The moral, mental, and ma
terial benefits to be derived from a
carefully selected collection of good
books, free for the use of all the
people, can not be overestimated. No
community can afford to lie without
a library.— Theodore Roosevelt.
1 choose free libraries as the best
agencies for improving the masses of
the people because they give noth
ing for nothing. They only help
those who help themselves. They
never |>auperize. They reach the as
piring, and open to these the chief
treasures of the world—those stored
up in books. A taste for reading
drives out lower tastes. ~ . I pre
fer the free public library to niosttf
npt any other agencies for the hap
piness and improvement of a com
munity.—Andrew Carm gie.
Regardless of how it is done, it
will be a sensible thing to do, and
we will like it as soon as we get ac
customed to it.
than auju-of the seven big sisters.'
Of course, Charlotte is always brag
ging about her tjffice buildings, elec
tric lights, and cotton-mill hands.
Winston-Salem keeps talking about
her money nad tobacco hands. But
Greensboro get 'em on low taxes and
number of children attending school.
Low taxes and all children going
to school means a good place to live;
Regardless of almost any handicaps,
it will Mured. >
same year Mr.'Doheny, who subsi
dised Secretary of the Interior
Fall anil had ex-Secretary of the
Interior t ..irfield and ex-Secretary
of the Treasury McAdoo on his
pay roll, tallied his Mexican, oil
interests iit *218.000.000. In IV2S.
h Wall Street firm put American
inveslmeii V in .Mexican . oil .at
$700,000,(Ml. President Harding
put Fall, an ardent interventionist
and owner of Mexican properties,
in the cabin .>t. ami President Cool
idge kept liiin there till the oil
bribe from Doheny was revealed
by Senatoi VV'Sflsli'.. investigation.
The Standard Oil vast in
terests in Mexico. So have Secre
tary of the Treasury Melon and
Harry Sim lair, of Teapot Dome
famtv On April 25. President
Coolidge announced that the ques
tion ft f American oil titles in Mexi
co was Hoi arbitrable, a disquiet
ing statement", since a man who re
pudiates arbitration is generally
either tremendously right or tre
jneiutouslj wrong. And one would
fe«>l more confidence in the Pres
ident's position J had some of the
individuals claiming title in Mexi
co. shown themselves better citi
zens ~i their own country.
WIUBORNE & COMPANY
NORI-OLK, Va.—Cotton SUFFOLK, Va—PeanuU
Gel their latest prices on nitrate of soda, peanut bags, lime, and
fertilizers before buying.
Will loan 75 per cent value on cotton and peanuts shipped to
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HARRISON BROS. & co.
WANTED TO BUY: OLD TIME
furniture; sofas, desk*, table*, chair*
beds, sideboards, andirons, fender*,
Confederate stamps; highest cash
prices; will call anywhere. Stein
meti, 1411 N. 22 St., Richmond, Va.
orth Carolina, Martin County.
In the superior court.
W. S. Rhode* and D. G. Matthews,
Trading a* Slade, Rhode* A Co., rs.
J. N. Pugh, et al*.
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Sayi CarAd Started Her
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Clarksburg, Ma—Mr*. T. G. Harris,
Of this place, say*:
Tor two yean I was in vary poor
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most past going. I was very week
1 tried to make the moat of what
little strength I had by taking fre
quent rests, but I could find nothing
which would start me on the roed
to health again,'until one day I de
cided to try CarduL
1 had heard about other women
who had been benefited after taking
* it. so I made up my mind to see
what it would do for me. I took
Cardul for several months and was
very much gratified with the results.
"I began to doeny own work again,
which I had not bsen able to do for
a long time past My color, which
had been pale and sallow, became
natural, and my complexion cleared
up. I gained in weight and waa pleas
ed to have an improved appetite.
"When I finished my lsst bottle
of Cardui I was feeling better than I
had in year*. Now lam atrong and
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For Good, Clean
Ward's Billiard Parlor
6 Good Tables- 6
Next to Harrison Brothers
The defendant, J. N. Pugh, above
named, will take notice, that a sum-!
tnuns in the above-entitled action was
issued against said defendant on the
27th day of September, 1927, by R. J.
Peel, clerk of the superior court of
i Martin County; that plaintiff has filed
a complaint against the defendant, set
| ting up that defendant is indebted to
plaintiffs in the sum of $923.97, to
j gether with the interest and costs and
i that the same is due for cash, goods,
and merchandise furnished the defend
ant, that said summons is returnable
before the undersigned clerk on the Bth
day of November, 1927. The defend
ant will also take notice that a? war
rant of attachment was issued on ;said
date by the undersigned clerk against
the property of said defendant,
warrant is returnable before the said
clerk at time and place above named,
by return of summons when and where
the defendant is required to appear and
answer or demur to the complaint or
the relief demanded will be granted.
This the 27th day of September,
R. J. PEEL.
s3O 4tw Clerk Superior, Court.
NOTICE OF RESALE OF LAND
Under and by virtue of the authority
contained in that certain deed of trust
executed to the uiiilernigned trustee on
the 25th day of February, 1925. by A,
S. Leggett and wife, and of record in
the public registry of Martin fcounty
in book Q-2, at page 321, said deed
of trust having Wn given to secure
Beginning at Ben (ilisson's corner
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WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
Tuesday, October 11, 1927
on Main Street in the town of Wil
liams ton, N. C., thence *lonf Ben
Gliston's line 336 feet to the railroad,
thence along said railroad 50 feet,
thence a straight line parallel to the
said Ben Glisson's line to a pdint on
Main Street 50 feet from the begin
ning point; thence along Main Street
50 feet to the beginning. The sain;
being a lot_so feet by 336 feet and bet
ing part of the land deeded to G- P.
Hall and wife, Mary EL Hall, by Home
Realty & Investment Co., fcy deed dat
ed August 14, 1934, and of record in
the public registry of Mtftin County
in book T-2. at page 98, and being the
certain ootes of even date and tenor
therewith, and the stipulation*
contained not having been complied
with, and at the retitiest of the parties
interested, the undersigned trustee
will, said land having heretofore been
sold and within the time required by
law said bid having been raised as
allowed by law, on Thursday, October
20th, 1927, resell the land hereinafter
described at public auction to the high
est bidder for cash, at 12 o'clock m.,
in front of the courthouse door in the
town of Williamston, N. C.
same land deeded to Sarah O. Cherry
I by G. P. Hall and wife, of record in
i M -2, at page 326, in Martin County
I Registry and being the same land W.
R Cherry and wife, Sarah O. Cherry,
deeded to E. D. Lcggett, being of
record in the public registry of Mar
This the Ist day of October, 1927.
o4 2tw Trustee.