North Carolina Newspapers

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THE ENTERPRISE
Published Exry Tuesday aid Friday by the
ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING COMPANY
WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA
W. C. Manning Editor
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Address ull communications to 'l'be Enterprise and not to indi
vidual members of the company.
Tuesday, December 6, 1927
Congress is now in session, and j
war is more than likely to develop. j
The prediction that the next war
would be a deadly gas war is rapid
ly l>eing lulfiiled. There seems to
be three war s in the law-making
bodies, on? each in the Democratic
and Republican parties, and then a
war between the parties.
The leading issue in nearly every ,
case is, "How Can I Best Be Re
' r '
elected to Confess ?'
It is predicted that all important
legislation will be factory made and j
mauled out of the big mills by the
money power. ,
Congressmen have promised the •
folks at'home many letters, declaring
htey are going to keep their secre
taries busy to let their home voters
know, how useful they are in the
of Congress, it now looks like, most
of the members have gathered to find I
4,
Some Interesting Tax Figures
4 The State educational commission,
has given out a summary re|H)rt. or
advance sheet, on-its findings. This
report possibly gives more facts on 1
the property and, tax situation in the
State, counties, and towns than has
ever been gotten together before.
It is now easy to see why the lead
ing wealth producers of the State
wanted a segregation of State and
count ytaxes years ago, which placed
the burden of the public school and
all local government on land and per
sonal property, while the cost of the
govf rnnx'iH was charyii 4> tor- -
porate wealth.
The demand for schools has called
for an annual tax of $26,000,000 for
schools and $30,06.5,023 for other '
purposes, making a grand total of
taxes against land and |H>rsonal prop-j
back step.
erty of $57,013,331. The State tax
What Shall We Do With Our Criminals?
What shall we do with our crimi-1
nals sftras to be on the minds of j
many people in our State, as well as j
all officials, Especially is this trUe
of the judges and pardon boards
The 14-year-old Nash County boy
who killed a neighbor because he sus-!
pected the neighbor had reported him
for moonshining is a striking case '
Notice to Taxpayers of Martin County
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? The 1927 taxes are now past due and all taxpayers of Martin County are urged to pay their taxes as soon as possible. It is
' - not a patriotic act for a taxpayer to postpone the payment of his taxes when it ia possible to pay, The sheriff's salary is very »
small, and it will be a great favor to him if the taxpayers of this county will pay promptly, so as to enable the sheriff to complete
I the collection at the lowest practical cost. People in townahips in which there are banks may pay there. Landlords are asked
to assist in the the taxes of their respective tenants.
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A. L. Roebuck, Sheriff, Martin County
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Congress Again
out what it is all" about, and rather
than carrying a policy to Congress
are there seeking a |*>licy.
nations for lite purpose of making
political hedges, but they will hardly
gel any of the gang in '•J
Congress has grown tt) tired, of the
rigid economy afid shameful stingi
ness that it will doubtless increase
the cost of government by enlarging
the appropriations very -pruch above
; those of last year.
It w'as once predicted that a copy
of thi' eighteenth amendment would
| lie filed in the Library of Congress
| for the use'of its members, but after
jdue and timely consideration,, it was
■ decided that that body was not ready
lot it, besides it would be too much
reform to put on Washington itt one
Regardless of whatf we may thirfk
legislative halls. Of course, they are
going to make a great many investi-
I tmie.
.items readied >'11,>48,774; the !
Woinobile license and gasoline tax v\asj
sl'',l7S;42'l: making a total tax paid'
v by the peoplofof the State of $84,-
, 305.702, and/ii* a per*capita tax of
'529.50. (
Of all the oustanding bonded debts
of the State, counties, towns, and
districts, only 14.50 |»er cent is for
i schools, while 85.50 per cent is for
other pur|>oses.
With all the tax hatred that exists,
no intelligent voters can be found
who would sell his schools for what
-tUc-y  itl, no driver will sell his roads
| for twice its.cost, arid the Same is
true all the way down the line. North
Carolinians may be extravagant, but
, tney are progressive and will take no
The thing to "watch is to see that
there is-nothing wasted, and more
spent on education, which is the bed
rock of our civilization.
| The boy admitted the ki+Rng, andap-j
| l>arently was proud of his deed.;
{Judge Bond sentenced the boy to a|
! six-year term in the State peniteifc
j McLean let the boy
intw the office of the warden of the
| penitentiary, had his name registered,
and then paroled him and sent him
to tjic Eastern Carolina Training
School at Rocky Mount. This was
done on the grounds of saving the
boy. If it does save the boy, it "will
be well worth it.
The penitentiary is pictured as a
place of horrors; yet according to
The Prison Sews,, it is one of the
best Organized branches of our State
Government; a place where the in
mates have preaching and prayer, ob
serve regular habits and take Wealthy
exreise; have food far superior to
that (if the American Army and fully
as good as that furnished at the Uni
versity, State College, or most of the
church schools of the State. Long
term prisoners are |>ermitted to visit
their sick peopjp, or to attend the fu
neral of. relatives in remote parts of
the State without guard. It is also
said that there is not half" as much
inrsinj! in the |)enitentiary as there is
in the United States Army.
The hours worked at the penitenr
tiary are no longer than the average
farjner in the State has to work for
his living. There is. no more sick
ness in the penitentiary than there
is outside and even a lower death
i Certainly a man sent to our prison
loses his liberty; yet is it not fair
to remove a citizen from his com
munity if he is going to .destroy the
|jeate and happiness of its people?
If some of the humane .societies
! would stop shedding crocodile tears
long enough to study the true con
dition nf things when some innocent
blood has been spilled at an assassin's
hand, or whose life has been wrecked,
or whose property has b"en destroyed
they would probably conclude that
•the penitentiary is good enough for
some folfes; anyway.
The advantages of our educational
system was offered to the 14-year-old
NashCounty boy, but he refused to
obey the law that said he shcluld ac
cept an education and did iw go
to school. «.
YVe are paying .too little attention
to the things that keep away crime.
11 we enforce the laws in little things,
then we will have fewer of the big
crimes.
The things that are costing society
must are the little things.
NOTICE
N'urtl)  arolitia, Martin County.
Wilder and by virtue of the power
of. .sale contained in a certain collater
al note executed to the vndfcraigucd by
The Ladies of the Epis
copal Church Will
Hold a
i
Bazaar
at the
WOMAN'S
CLUB ROOMS
Friday
Dec. 9
A large variety of
useful articles and nice
CHRISTMAS
PRESENTS
will be on sale
Remember Also To
and Get a Nice
TURKEY
 SUPPER
THE ENTERPRISE
J. T. James •» the 31st day of Aug
ust, 1925, detail having been made
in the payment-of the same, the «nder
signed will on Wednesday, the 7th day
of LJecembeiy J927, at 12 o'clock m.,
in front of the courthouse door in the
town of Williamston, N. C., offer for
sale to the highest bidder for cash
the following property, to wit:
One note, dated July 10, 1924, from
J W. BeUflowciLand wife to J. T.
Jame, fsor $1 ,154 2s77being secured by
a deed of trust of even dale ttierewith.
This ISth day of November, 1927.
THE PLANTERS AND
MERCHANTS BANK.
By: V. G. Ta\lor, President. n22 5t
COMMISSIONER'S RESALE OF
JLAND
.Under and by virtue of authority
vested in the undersigned commission
er by order o/,ttie sui>erior court of
Martin County, North Carolina, in a
special proceeding entitled "Addie Mat
thews and others, ex parte," wherein
a raise in Ihc bid having been made
and a resale ordered, I shall offer for
sale at public auction, to the highest
bidder for cash at the courthouse
door at Williamston, North Carolina,
on Saturday, December 17th. 1927, at
12 o'clock noon, the following tracts or
parcels of land situated and lying in
the County of Martin, State of North
BIG REDUCTION
'in ,
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Ladies Coats, Dresses and Slippers
j|W ecL Dec. 7
IMC/7/ AN INTERESTING COLLECTION
I'W/ OF WOMEN'S FASHIONS, FEATUR
-1 jHP ING STYLE CORRECTNESS AT • *
'/nr/ MODERATE COST. WE MUST DIS- ' \T%
/ /Y POSE 0F THESE BARGAINS. COME \ / \
M EARLY. SEE THEM BEFORE M\ X
,c BUYING ELSEWHERE. „ *
REDUCTIONS IN
Men's Suits, Overcoats and Boys' Suits
VALUES THAT CAN'T BE EQUALED
tOur boys' and young men's suits and overcoats, ranging in sizes 6
to 16 and 12 to 20, are the best buy to be had this season. These stylish,
'TtL well-made Overcoats, which you must see to appreciate, are made in at-
WJN tractive fabrics, half or full lengths—and in the newest colors, includ
%Z)T\ ing the navy hlues.The suits are exceptional values—correctly' styled,
either two or three button models—and extra trousers as the boy will
| have them—either knickers or longs.
I One lot of boys' suits, short pants, regular price, $lO and d* P*
_ sale price *
fcliO'iTAese Goods Will Positively Be Sold At and Below Cost
NOTHING CHARGED AT THIS SALE
HARRISON BROS. & CO.
WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA
Carolina, and bounded as follows, to
witr
First tract: Bounded on the east by
the lands of J. T. Rogers, on the south
by J. S. Peel, on the west by Leggett's
Mill Pond, and on the north by Eli
Roberson, containing thirteen (13)'
acres, more or less.
Second tract: Beginning at a stake
in C. T. Peel's line; thence with said
Peel's line cast to a pine; thence with
said Peel's line north to a gum in a
branch; thence down run of branch to
a sweet gum; thence south to the be
ginning. Containing thirteen (13)
acres, mo ft- or less.
This the 2nd dav of December, 1927.
R. L. COBURN,
d 6 2tw Commissioner.
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale-contained in that certain deed
of trust executed on the 20th day of
Aprili 1923, by B. S. Hathaway and
wife, Ida Hathaway, and of record in
the public registry of County
in book H-2,„ at page 261, said deed
of trust being given to secure the pay
ment ol certain notes of even date and
tenor therewith, and the stipulations in
said deed of trust not having been com
plied with, and at the request Of the
parties interested, the undersigned trus
tee will on the 31st day of December,
1927, at 12 o'clock m., at the court
house door in the town of William
ston, N. C., offer for sale to the high
est bidder, for cash, at public auc
tion the following described tract of
land, to wit:
Beginning at a corner of the public
road and the Sebrn Brown line and
running along said Sebrn Brown line
east to David Black's line and along
FOR SALE
r V. . .
All personal property and farming utensils of
P. L. Lynch, deceased.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20TH
All corn, hay, and three mules will be sold with
the other property. 1 ■ '
J. W. HINES, EXECUTOR
Tuesday, December 6, 1927
said line south to R. T. Andrew's line
and the canal; thence along said An
drew's line and the canal west to the
Robersonville-Has&ell public
thence along said road north to, the
beginning.
This 30th day of November, 1927.
J. T. STOKES,
d 6 4tw Trustee.
R. L. Coburn, attorney.
    

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