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Published Every Tuesday and Friday by the '
ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING COMPANY
WILLI AM STON, NORTH CAROLINA
W. C. Manninir _ Editor
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Friday, December 9, 1927
Does the Chain Store Spell the Doom of Local Initiative
Who owns the chain- store, and
where will it carry business is Ret
ting to be grounds for thought. How
long will it lie be-fore the Coca-Cola
.company will stop selling wholesale
and do its own retailing? Or how
long l>efore the ligarettes and*tobacco
will all be sold by the l r nited Cigar,
Stores? No one can do more than |
guess, but with the rapid trend of
things, as shown by the chain store, >
it is quite |>ossible that the price of
everything sold in Williamston in the
not-far-distant future may be fixed
by an executive board sitting in Nor
folk or New York.
It is a fact that there may t>e too
many middlemen to be kept up, but
Congress's Generosity in Improving the Roanoke
What an extravagant government! I
According to the Washington dis
patches, Congress is threatening to
improve the shipping facilities on the
Roanoke River: something to lie ap
preciated by a large section of coun
try. It may be unfair to the balance
of the world, however, to spend so
much on the Roanoke.
According to the figures, the gov
ernment proposes, through its Con
gress in regular session assembled, to
authorize this improvement. If this
work is looked upon with satisfaction
by those wise heads assembled in
both the north and south wings of the
Capitol, then it will become ilecossary
to levy a tax upon the goods, wares,
and merchandise of, the people, and
to collect a custohis tax from their j
trade and commerce and to assess |
and collect revenues from their trades |
and upon their goods. According to.
the figures given the sum which it
will be required to collect, as slated '
in the budget, will be three thousand ,
uollare ($3,000), that being the
"Endless Chain" Frauds
The editorial below, taken from]
The Washington Post, of Sunday, De-1
tember 4, will be of more than pass- ■
in& interest to the people of this sec-!
tion, as Calvin Hassell, son of EAder l
Sylvester Hassell, of Williamston, j
was the attorney for the Postoffice
Department and argued the case be
fore the court of appeals of the Dis-j
(net of Columbia, winning the case
in that .court, and it was later con
firmed by the United States Supreme
Court. The editorial tollows:
Postmaster GeneraK-jNew ap
pears indisposed to permit enter
prising gentlemen with well-digest
ed schemes for 'getting rich quick'
to accumulate fortunes by misuse
of the mails. There is the case
of the Tribond Sales Corporation,
- of New York, which stood to ac-*
cumulate a lot of easy money,
when Mr. New arbitrarily ruled*
that the operations of.the Tribond
LET US SELL YOUR TOBACCO BEFORE THE 16th
*- V - THE MARKET WILL CLOSE DECEMBER 16TH, AND IN PRACTICALLY EVERY CASE YOU WILL GET A BETTER SALE BEFORE j
CHRISTMAS THAN AFTER. THE ROANOKE-DIXIE WILL PUSH EVERY PILE UNTIL THE LAST DAY, AND WITH A FULL SET OF
BUYERS WE CAN GIVE YOU SATISFACTION. BRINQ US YOUR TOBACCO NEXT WEEK. WE BUY SCRAP. 1
Roanoke-Dixie Warehouse - Williamston, N. C.
I we are safer in the hands of our
neighbors and friends who live with
us and pay taxes and form much of
the society &nd back the progress of
the community than we would be in
the hands of the man who only knows
i us for our trade, and who loves our
money more than lie does us.
We. will find that the average mer
| chant works for a living and gets no
more, while the chain store works for
a dividend. ,«
In thiS mad day of dividends, it
is hard to tell' what, course we are
drifting. However, the chain store
is working for the trade, and if they
get -it, then others must go.
I amount fixed to spend on improve
-1 ments to the Roanoke. Information
as to how this large sum is to be ex
pended has not l>ecn given to the
Some people are predicting that
the improvement will consist of an
official visit of authorities from the
War Department to look over the
grounds and view the waters, jfhich
in turn will be followed by f corps
of engineers, who will make an ac
curate survey of the river and find
just how deep the water is. It is
estimated that there will Jie just
enough of the $3,000 left to buy a
kerosene lantern for the Ronoke light
1 house and dredge three bushels of
i mud out of. the mouth of the river
I andTfump it in the Albemarle Sound,
j The folks arririghty pleased, to be
' recognized by Congress.
Other appropriations for river im
-1 provement in the first district in-!
! eludes $32,000 4or the I'»mliCo
! River. „ |
__ I"• .
I must cease and desist, as they say
I in the federal Trade Commission.
[ In order "that the concern might
j not hesitate the order of
j ceasing, but desist at once, Mr.
j New called into operation the per
| suasive power of a 'fraud order.'
| The Tribond concern endeavored
i to halt the Postmaster General by
applying lor a writ ot certiorari.
I Hut the Uuited State* Supreme
| Court denied the application, and
thus sustained Mr. New
4 According to Horace J. Don
nelly, Solicitor of the Posioftice
Department, the decision lias far
reaching effect, and will enable the
department to proWct l\)v public
against fraud through the endless
chain method of merchandising,
which 'runs irom golf |>alls to au
tomobiles for men and from kitch
enware to lingerie for
Italian villas not excepted.'
Complaints against these end
less chain schemes were received
by the Postoffice Department from
By MMES D. TAYLOR
All big things usually have very
small beginnings. Probably one of
the reasons why so many of us stay
in the rut is because we fail to, see
the small things. "Nothing is too
small to know, and nothing too big
to attempt*" There are so many who
waste their active years in looking
f for the big goal without taking time
: for the little things that so often lead
to the really big things. . «
The man who wrote "What Price
Glory," and "The Big Parade" start
ed, since the World War, in a very
small way. Just after the late war
he applied for a job on a New York
He was assigned to the copy
desk. A very small beginning, but it
led to bigger things for Laurence
1 Stalling. .
Seventeen years ago Miss Anna
Nichols was working for sls a week.
• A very small beginning, but it led to
i something really big. Recently, she
sold the film rights of her pla£,
"Abie's Irish Rose," for a million
We are not prepared for the big
things until after we have learned of
the little things. If we plan to build
a large house, we can not start at
the top. We do not know how Jq
erect the top story until the- small
beginnings are attended to.
Start with the small things. Then!
grow. Get better and betteF and
bigger and bigger.
State authorities, trade bodies,
merchants, manufacturers, and ill
'hi the Tribond scheme,' the de
| partment explains, 'the lure wis
the hope of netting slll* worth of j
hosiery for $1 Each chance- |
taker was. however, first required •
to hazard the sum of $4 tor four I
coupons. But before each adven- |
turcr even up to the fifteenth link j
\ v .
"motor troubles can
be side-stepped by
in the choice of -
* L ' ft
in the chain of this lone acheme
could Wie the $lO prize additional
investors to the number of 1,549,-
681,956, which is around'the total
population of the entir earth,,
would have to be found t advance
the stupendous sum of $- 49,045,-
This tft the second time that the
Postoffice Department halted
the 'endless rhain' scheme'for sell
ing merchandise. The fij t was
' about ten years ago. I „
f FOR FOR SALE: 1 FORD TOUR-
E ing car, in good condition; very rea
sonable price. Apply to Lester Rogers.
5 City, Route' 2 d 6 2t
• NOTICE OF SALEOF RSAL
j Under ana by virtue of the power of
sale contained in a certain deed of trust
; executed"'to the undersigned trustee by
j P. H. Wright and wife, Ruth H.
Wright, on the 19th day of April.
1023, said deed of trust being of rec
ord in the public registry of Martin
e County in book N-2. at page 385. and
• , having been given for the of
securing certain notes of even date and
V tenor therewith, and '.lie
r contained in the said deed of trust n6t
having lieen complied with, and at the
' request of the holder of the said notes,
j default having been made in the pay
ment of the same, the undersigned
I trustee wirl on Monday, the ( >th day
. of January. 1928, at 12 o'clock m.. in
front of the courthouse door in the
town of VVillianiston. North Carolina,
offer lor sale to the highest bidder for
cash the following descril>ed real estate
• to wit:
Situated in the town of Williamstoii,
J N. C., and beginning at S K Red
f dick's corner on Roddick Street; and
running westwardly aloiig said S. R.
» Reddick s line 110 feet to Kill Thorap
-1 son's line, thence southwardly along
said Bill Thompson's line 48 feet to
a post, thence along Bill Thompson s
r line eastward!)- to an iron stob-on Red
dick Street, thence along Rcddick
' Street to the beginning, and being the
| same land that was deeded to P. W.
Wright by William and Hettie Thomp-1
t son on the 9th day of April, 1921,
which said deed is of record ill the pub
lie registry '«>( Martin County in book
I 11 2. at page 112.
This the 7t'i dav of December, 1">27.
KLBERT S. PEEL,
i i d 9 4tw Trustee.
' Notice of Application of Pardon of
JY William H. Waters
Application will be made to the
Commissioner- of Pardons s and the
Governor of North Carolina for the i
pardon of William H. Waters, convict-1
ed at the June term of superior court i
of Martin County for the crime of
manslaughter and sentenced for a term
of seven yw*
I All persons who oppose the grant
ing of said pardon are invited to fof
ward their protests to the Commission- [
j er of I'ardohS without delay.
Tnis 7th dav of Decent tier, 1927.
WILLIAM H> WATERS.
! By B. A. Critchcr. attorney. d 9 2tw |
North Carolina, Martin County.
In Superior Court.
Mr*. Msliaaa Peed ra. Gabriel WB
liams and wife, Lacy WUliama, Lena
Wilson and husband, Claud Wilson.
The defendant, Claud Wilaon, will
taly notice that an action entitled as
above has been commenced in the su
perior court of Martin County to sell
a twenty-two acre tract of the Eliiha
Moore land for division; and the said
defendant will further taike notice that
he is required to appear before the
clerk of the superior court at hie office
in said county in the courthouse in Wil
liamston, N. C., on the. 2nd day of
January, 1928, and -answer or demur
to the complaint in said action, or the
plaintiff will apply to the court for the
relief demanded in said complaint.
This the >tb day of December. 1927.
R. J. PEEL.
d 9 4tw Clerk Superior Court.
EXPERT HE R E
F. H. See ley. of Chicaffe and Phila-]
delphia, nationally famous expert, will |
himself personally be at the Proctor i
Hotel, and will remain in Greenville
Wednesday only, December 14, from 9
a. m. till Ip. m. Mr. Seeley says:
"The Spermatic Shield will not only
retain any case of rupture perfectly,
but contracts the opening in 10 days on
the average case. Being a vast ad
vancement over ell former methods
exemplifying instantaneous effects im
mediately appreciable and withstand
ing any strain or position no matter
the size or location. Large or difficult
cases, or incisional ruptures (following
operations- specially solicited. Thts
instrument received the only award in
England and in producing re
sults without stjrgery; injections, medi
cal treatments or prescriptions, with
distinguished personal patrons of all
nations. Hia method has always been
moat satisfactory."— Dr. Edward
Shippen, former medical direettw. U. S.
CAUTION—AII cases should be
cautioned against the uae of any elas
tic or web truss with underatrapa, as
aame rest where the lump is and net
where the opening is, prod lacing com
plications neceaaitating surgical oper
ations. Mr. Seeley has documents
from the United States Government,
i Washington, 1). C., for inspection. He
1 will be glad to demonstrate without
I charge or fit them if desired. Business
demands prevents stopping at any
other place in this section.
N. B —Every statement in tWa no
tice has been verified before the Fed-j
eral and State Courts.—F.H.SJK RLE Y.
Home Office, 117 N. Dearborn St. Chi
P. S.—Fraud Warning —Beware of
transient imposters who imitate and pi
rate the'wording of my ads and other
wise attempt to impersonate me and
deceive the public. Note the genuine
contations to "Documents," also "Court j
rulings," which will be noticeably a-1
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Friday, December 9,1927