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Published E\ery Tuesday and Friday by. the
EffrHRPRISE PUBLISHING COMPANY
WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA _
W. C. Manninjr - ~~~T~ * F,ditor
IN MARTIN COUNTY \^'
1 year tUfi
t! mo:ihs - » •
Ol TSIOE MARTIN -f'OI'NTY
1 year - •.—,—- $2.00
C, month- .: - -- ---- 1-M\.
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Advertising Rate Card W ill lie Furnished Upon Application
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Entered at the post office i t WilKamston, N. C., as second-clans
mattg; under the net of Coiijjress of March 3, 187S/.
Address all communications to The anil not to indi
vidual members of the company.
Friday, December 17, 1927
Hazing Should Be Abolished
Dr. E. K'. Brooks, ptesident of
State College, goes strong against
hazing in college bin not a Jut too
The tortures,'inflicted by the njost
ancient and crueli savages had notn
ing on a bunch >f young coflege
buys who will take a helpless young
fellow,™ who need their sympathy
.rather than their savagery, and black
Choosing a Location for the New School Building
Where is the proper pi,ice for the
location of the nevPhigh school build
The folks are mil altogether -ol
one accori Everybody has some
reason for suggesting some particu
The. two, principal things to con
sider is the cost and the conveni
eiue. A survey of the community
will «how very few plates
sirable or suitable..
The nearest approach to an ideal
location is found on Leggctt s La'ne,'
a block from -the heart of * town,
where plenty of level lalid is to be
found. It is alsn only'a block from
5 AUCTION SALE
WE WILL SELL AT AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH A PART OF OUR
STOCK OF MERHANDISE
CONSISTING OF MEN'S AND BOYS' CLOTHING, OVERCOATS, PANTS, MEN'S, LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S SHOES, LADIES
COATS, DRESS PATTERNS, MEN'S, LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S SWEATERS, AND MANY OTHER THINGS TOO NUMEROUS TO
MENTION. WE MUST REDUCE OUR STOCK BEFORE TAKING INVENTORY AND J"0 MAKE ROOM FOR SPRING STOCK.
THIS IS THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY TO BUY MERCHANDISE CHEAP EVER OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC HERE.
' COME ONE AND ALL. YOU SHOULD AVAIL YOURSELVES OF THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY.
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" . V SALES BEGIN AT 10 O'CLOCK SHARP.
HUBERT MORTON, Auctioneer
V DON'T FORGET THE DATE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23,1927, AT OUR STORE IN BEAR GRASS, N.C.
J! ROGERS'AND BROTHER
his face, tear his hair out, and kick
and cuff 4iim around. -it is really as
mean as war, and much commoner.
The education of a people means
.to get them away from barbarism.
We hope Dr. Brooks, and all Other
educational leaders, may be able to
leach the young men not to haze and
the young women not to curse and
Highway No. .iO, and is approach
able from the north, smith, east-, and
west' There is plenty of land foe
I all athletic purposes, and the loca
• lion is close to water, lights, and j
sewer. It is just out of range of the
heavy traffic district, and the land is
easily drained and "suitable for play
grounds. Incoming roads center
near this point. Trucks coming in
from the JamesviUe road, the Wash
ington road, and ihe Kverctts and
I Hamilton roads will find little Irafiu
hoik mi this particular location,
, | There are some , who -advocate .a
: site on Highway No. VO, arounfl the
i tair grounds or beyond., This would
| put the school tomething like half a
jmile out of town, and two miles from,
| the eastern end of the town. Chil
j dren coming from on the Jamesville
j road, the Washington road, and the I
1 Hamilton road would l>e required to
travel an extr« mile after reaching;
The sch(tol should not he placed |
j near a main highway, because it will
j (*• too dangerous. It should not gb
Coast Guardsmen A re Still Our Heroes
Two dassesTif (>eople have always
thrilled the American people—the!
cowboy of the "Wild West, and the'
Now, the West is just as gentle j
las the bast. nothing*to'
remind us of the days of the "wild "j
West except an occasional wide-:
brimmed hat. or Will Rogers twirling
Even the dangers that so long lurk-'
eel in the quicksand of the Atlantic
coast have been mastered to some
ixtent by the radio arid the scientific
achievements which enable men to
keep away from danger. "But when
all these fail,, and the ship reaches
the death x lirie ; the faithftj, Coast
Honest Men Our Greatest Need
i'ublk office is generally sup|x>sed
to mean public service performed by
a servant of tht* [>eople, but it is
j i hanging, and the officer Is a lord
rather than a servant noyv. In Okla
homa, the State's paid soldiers • are
I being used by the governor, Henry
!S. Johnson, to Vn force this princi-
| llie soldiers are being used to
keep members -of the legislature
from meeting to consider impeach
i ing the governor, against whom many
charges of corruption and fraud are
I being brought. s„ >),
J The fact that some offers seem
Time To Do Something With Muscle Shoals
11 is now predicted by some ob
servers that the American Cyanide
Co. will get Muscle Sj'fioals and use
the [tower for the production of fer
The investigation made by the
Coolidge committee in 1925 disclosed
I that /■fertilizer could be made at the
beyond the railroad bridge, because
with hundreds of children and thou
sands of cars choked into the mouth
of such a funnel, it would be little
i less than a death trap.
Regardless 4 of the effect the loca
tion chosen may have on the future
prices of adjoining land, the thing to
do is to put the building where it can
be used to the best service of the
Guardsmen are on the job. ready to
i serve and to save". Sueh was the
i case in' the recent storm, when tin
crews of two ships were saved, one
j near Oregon Inlet, and the other
near Htatterasj . •
j The men on duty were commend
:ed by the superintendent of,the Coast
(itiard Service at Washington. Hon.
j Lindsay C. Warren, in wfyose district 1
! the accidents both occurred, succeed
ed in having their service commended
■ by recording the accounts of the res
cues into the Congressional Record.
i It is still conceded that the man
i by the music of the waves
i on the seashore can be counted on
for honor and l^avery.
11 to t hin/k their ditty Is to rule the
people rather tlian serve the people
■ harks back to monarchy, and makes
I us forget demoi racy. *
It looks now like honest men are
1 as needed as ever in man s
': whole histdrv.
It' is a SK J thing for the |ieopie
vhen their official' sell then out, it
' I ir.'tv be icr cash or for a friend, for
j llmr own" fame'or honor, or it may
I (lerchance lie for a second term or
| for a higher office.
-j Mutest men i-. still the main thing
i we need.
.Muscle Shoals plant at 4.5 |>er cent
• less cost than tin- grades of jhe same
■ an:t lysis now cost.
11 is said that one hag of the fer
tilizer produced at a plant at'
■ Niagara Falls is worth more than
I three a(id a half times as much as
• an ordinary 3-9-4 grade of guano;
- It is a shame to see all the water
pouring over the Muscle ShoJls dams
and going to waste when it might be
turned into millions of savings to the
farming industry of America.
Somebody has hung the matter up
for a long time, too long. It should
have been leased to it was
not. so now is the time to do some
thing with it which will make it of
Feed Grain Crop This
Year Is M#ch Larger
Feed Kraiii- are reported jlo |>e in
excess of la&t years crop./ Nearly
thrc- billion bushels have |>een har
vested this year, or more than 100,-
000,000 tjver last year's harvest. Low
production ot , corn in hurope will
cau-e quite a market for our ..over-pro
duction of corn* this year.
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Tk. ibovc uprtssion by Mr. knows that he muit build
Durant U the best description sensational performance into
of the Star Si* ever written. his cars before an owner can
1 , - i' lAnd Mr. Durant, who has get it
built more automobiles and .
been back of more automobile And because Mr Durant
Companies than any ore man knows tat e as ut t into
in America knows that an * he ,^ r S,X ~ he fme,t A.
automobile must be sbperior • c « r of »*• . %f
.to anything in its class before •»»; h m « k « the statement f? .
/ , u could be called sensational. knows that the product J
f will beck it up— if 7-^
» Mr. Durant knows that a dis
criminating public has grown
.lightly tired of superlative* '
BARNHILL MOTOR CO.
Organization oi Farmers
George Washington was one of the
first farmers iu America to promote a
Farmers Know Need of
North CaroHna farmers appear to
know the need for-a State-wide or
ganization, but are not unanimous as
to the financial support which should
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that under
and by virtue of a power of sale con
tained in that certain deed of trust ex
ecuted by Sophia Cratt, to the under
signed trustee and bearing date of Jan
uary Ist, 1921, and of record in the
public -registry of Martin County in
book U-2, at page 243, said deed of
trust having been given to secure the
Friday, December 17, 1927
payment of a certain note of even date
and tenor therewith, and default hav
ing been made in the payment of Mid
note, and the terms and condition* tn
said deed of trust not having been
complied with, and at the request of
the holder of said note the under
signed trustee will, on Tuesday, the
27th day of December, 1927, at 12 o
clock m., at the courthouse door of
Martin County, at Williamston. N. , C,
offer at public sale to the highest bid
der for cash the following described
real estate', to wit: .
Beginning at a crossing in winding
branch at W. R- Cratt's corner, tlience
along the Cratt path westerly course
to the corner of the fence, thence a
northerly course down said path to
Mrs. Alice Harris* line and C. A. Lee •
line to a chopped gum in the branch,
thence an easterly course down said
branch to a corner in winding branch
to the beginning, containing; 35 acres
and being a part of lands deeded to
the said Sophia Cratt by Mc G. Cratt
by deed of record in book G-l, page
197, in Martin County public registry,
referred to as the home tract.
This 26th dajr of November. 1927.
A R DUNNING,
n29 4tw Trustee.