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Published Every Tuesday and Friday by The
ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO.
WILLIAMBTOM, WORTH CAROLINA.
W. C Marminf Editor
(Strictly Caah in Advance)
IN MARTIN COUNTY
OUTSIDE MARTIN COUNTY
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of March 3, 1879.
Address an communications to The Enterprise
and not to the individual members of the firm.
Tuesday, April 28. 1931
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Passing Up An Opportunity
The North Carolina Education Association dodged
a big job and, we believe, a solemn duty in its session
last week, when it failed to recognize by any action
the serious situation confronting the schools of North
We used the word 'serious" advisedly and with our
eyes opened to the fact that after 108 days of strenu
ous work and hard fighting by our State Legislature, I
no provision has so far been made to open a single ;
free school in North Carolina after they close at the j
end of the present session. And at this time, the
wisest of our race do not know just what the outcome j
Regardless of what the final result may be, we ate
all confronted with the fact that a great change must
take place in this country, or something serious is |
bound to happen. . • .
We are now facing the serious situation in which
a people who need and want free public schools are
not able to pay for them, and those who are able t > j
pay for them are unwilling to- assume the burden
and, in fact, would probably be glad to see them g" 1
down and let the common herd go without educati n.
The thing this country needs at this time is some '
outstanding force, institution, or system to set tts on
the right road. The home is whipped and unable to j
do the i'»li The politicians, as a whol,fc are hog-tied
by money interests, and are seldom for the people |
further than their 'votes. The teachers of North Car- i
olina might have put the job across.
The plan might have called for some sacrifice for
the profession, of course; but sacrifice is the thing
necessary to bring our feet to the ground again , and
if we are to have schools and colleges—and we must
have them—it now looks like we will have to make a
small cut on every corner and let the taxpayer pay
all he can.
The teachers and school officers will doubtless have !
to cut a little if the schools are to live, and unless I
the schools live the country is gone. Now, when we
have all done the best we can, the schools will func
tion well, and the schools will live; but if we fail be
cause we are too poor to pay the taxes and the schools
close, the teacher will find his lot harder without a
school than he would have if he had lowered his sal*..
arv during the term of hard times.
The teadurs are capable of taking the lead in this
matter, and they will perform a great service if they
will only do so.
Time to Study The Taxation Question
There has never been anything like it. We mean
the tax fight. I'erhaps the most unusual feature of
the controvery is the argument the sales and luxury
tax opponents are putting up.
As an argument they say they are against it be
cause it will not raise a sufficient amount iof money
, to take care of the schools; and in the same breath
they argue that it will cost the pfopte more than the
ad valorem tax is costing.
If everybody would only tell the truth about these
NOTICE OF SALE OP REAL
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in a certain deed of
trast executed to the undesigned trus
tee by N. L. Cherry and wife, Annie
Gray Cherry, on Hie 31st day of De
cember, 1927, gnd of record in the pub
lic registry for Martin County in book
Y-2, at page 368, said deed of trust
having been given for the purpose of
securing certain notes of even date
therewith and default hiding been
made in the payment of the said notes,
and the stipulations contained in the
Mid deed of trast not having been
complied with and at the request of
the holder of the taid note* the un
dersigned trustee will expose to public
tale on Wednesday, May 27th, 1931,'
It 12 o'clock m., in front of the court--
house door in the Town of Witl am-I
•ton, N. C, the following described
—real estate, to wit; - r
Bounded on the north by the Poplar ;
Chapel Road,, on the east by the lands
' of G H. Mizelle. on the west by the
bads of J.L. Hardison and G. F. Cor
don, containing SS acres, more or less,
aad being ail of the T. H. Davis tract
of land except about fwo acres deeded
to MOM Holliday by the Farmers and
This (he 27th day of April, 1931.
ELBERT S. PEEL,
f2> 4tw Trustee.
Under and by virtu* of the power of
i• , •
things, it would be much easier to adjust the differ
ences that arise.
Now is the time for all men to study the tax ques
. tion, because it is going to.be before them the next
year and the next, and right on and on as long as we
have government. What we need to know is who is
; paying for our government? 1
Victims of the 'Time" System
As the season advances, a few farmers are found
who are not able to make the grade—that is, they are
not able to buy fertilizer and seed and feed them
| selves, and are at a loss to know what step to take.
It is really a sad thing to see a man stand on the
streets who has heretofore been able to find a friend
who could assist him in such a crisis, and in a state of
wonder and bewilderment as to what step to take.
While we may be moved with pity for such people,
we are reminded of how hazardous life is for the man
who goes through life eating his food and wearing his
clothes before he gets them. How much easier it
would be if we would earn our living before we get it
rather than trade on "time,' antii ipating prosperity
at the end of the season when we will be able to pay
all and have something left, only to be disappointed.
The "time" business nearly always destroys two
people the fellow who gives the credit, and the fellow
who gets it.
The Tax on Tobacco
The right thing, as well as one of the most popular
things for each State in the Union to do is to levy a
substantial tax on all types of manufactured tobacco,
according to a utiiform scale, and then let the United
States lower the Federal tax an equal amount. If
this could be done, it would cost nobody any more**
than it now costs. The burdensome taxes levied by
the governments of the various State would be low
j ered, and the National Government could easily make
I up its loss by a small increase of tax on incomes.
' The tobacco tax paid in North Carolina alone .
would amount to enough to give the educational fund
in each State five millions of dollars, which is a sum of |
no mean proportions, and would be of sufficient im
i portance to indue? Congress to reduce the National
levy promptly. ,
When the local folks throughout the country be- *
! come aroused to the fact that they have been send
( ing too much of their tax money too far from home
they will want to stop that foolishness anyway.
A Good Bill
i Senator Hardy introduced a bill last week that, if
enacted into law, will do more good than any little
I bill that has come before the legislature for some time.
The bill would provide that all lobbyists be required
i to register with the secretary of State, stating who
I they were working for, what price they were getting,
| and such other information's necessary.
Hut, like most other good measures, some of the
same fellows who are voting as the lobbyists wish, |
went to their rescue and atempted to destroy the force j
of the measure by including owners of newspapers and \
editors, and of course any others who are willing and |
manly enough to stand for the and against the j
Grounds for Suspicion
There can be no hope for grounds to contest the
j seat of Senator Bailey by Mr, George Pritchard
through an investigation of the election returns at
the last election in the face of such a majority as
was given Mr. Bailey.
It may be, however, that there is ground for sus
picion of fraud in some sections. We hope, however-,
that none can be found.
We nted to have an honest ballot, or denv cracy
will become a farce. Men who are elected by fraud
ulent ballots ar seldom worthy to lie trusted. Unless
the people stand solidly behind an honest ballot, we
I need not expect fair tax laws.
It is better for any party to be defeated than to be
j elected by fraud.
We Can't Always Please
In a recent editorial in The Enterprise, we tdfftched
- as we thought, very gently—on the dangers that
beset children and young folks when allowed to run
wild on the streets and daik lanes of the town and
country. Still, it did not please some people.
So far as we are concerned, we have a clear con
science when we know we have given good advice
and told the truth.
sale contained in a certain deed of trust
executed to the undersigned trustee by
Isaac Gay and wife. Judie Gay, on the
10th day of Janu.iry,> IV2B, and of rec
ord in the public registry for Martin
County in book Y-2, at page 376, said
deed of >trust having been given for
the purpose of securing a certa n mite
of even date and tenor therewith, and
default having been made in the pay
; njent of the said note and the stipu
| la Hons contained in the said deed of
i trust not having been complied with,
| and at the request of tlie holder of
, stid note the undersigned trustee will
on Monday, the 4th day of May, 1931,
at 12 o'clock noon, in fro;.t of the court
house door in the town of Williamston,
N. C., offer for sale to the highest bid
der, for cash, the following described
property, to wit:
| Being that piece of land purchased
from Andrew Wynn, deed filed for rcg
j istration March 9th, 1918, and bound
ied $r follows: Bounif on the north-by
| Henry Edmondson, on the east by J.
R. Etheridge and P. L. Lynch, on the
south by F. M. Edmondson. and oi
the west by F. M. Edmondson, con
tainiug 40 acres, more or less, and be
ing the place I now live on. >
This the 4th day of April, 1931.'
H. S. EVERETT,
ap7 4tw Trustee.
Elbert S. Peel, Attorney.
NOTICE OP FORECLOSURE
SALE OP LAND
State of North Carolina,
County of Martin.
Th* Fader al Lm4 Baak of Columbta.
I Plaintiff, vs. J. H. Sherrod, Et Al,
Pursuant to a judgment in above en-,
titled civil action on the-6th day of
April. 1931, in the Superior Court of
said County by the Clerk, I will, on
the, 11th day of May, 1931, at 12 o'-
clotk in., at the county courrtioute
door in said county sell at public auc
tion to the highest bidder therefor the
following described lands, situated in'
said county and state in Hamilton
[Township, comprising 227 acres, more
or lets, and bounded and described as,
t All that certain piece, parcel, or
tract of land containing two hundred
twenty-seven and two-tenths (227.2) |
acres, more or less, situate, lying, and
being on the Williamston and Ham
ilton River Road about three (*)
miles touth from the town of Ham
flton, in Hamilton Townthip, County
of Martin, State of North Carolina,
jliaving such thape, metes, courses,
and distances as will more fully ap-
Ipear by reference to plat thereof, made
jby A. M. Atkinson, April 16th, 1919,
and being bounded on the north by
Roanoke River; on the west by a ca
nal and the lands formerly belonging
to W. L. Sherrod; on the touth by the
Williamston and Hamilton River
Road, and the lands of J. H. Sherrod,
and on the eaat by the landt of J. P.
Boyle. * This being a part of the tame
tract of land heretofore conveyed to
J. H. Sherrod by John M. Sherrod
by deed dated August 27th, 1902, and
recorded ia the office of the Register
, of Peedt for Mar tic County ia book
WR. HOLLIDAY WRITES
|To the editor:
Your article in The Enterprise of the
past week, regarding the purchase of
poultry in the county, calls for re-
M/utniciit by any decent independent
[buyer, referring to them''as hucksters
and buyers undervalue.
| Now, I have been a poultry buyer
in Martin and five other counties for
j ten yrs. This has not nor can not be
said for of me. I have at all times
j tried to pay legitimate prices for prod
t uce bought, having as much feeling for
| tbe man who toils as any man.
Of course, 1 pay seme less for small
lots where we have to drive a lot to
find them, than 1 would for large lots
ready at one point.
Now then in regards to car buying
will say that I stand ready to cooper
ate with and will buy any offering* in
iny Co. at any time at top prices.
Your mention of what a good farm
er of Griffins should say was either
idle or void of facts, for I have dealt
with practicaly all of thrm and regard
them among my verry l>e-t friends.
| Your refference to the me as I was
the only one buying the same day the
car was loading that I know off. as 1
to paying 17c when the car was pay-j
ing 18c, 1 did not know that untill I '
] was near loaded & it was a represen
tative farmer from Griffins that came
jover and sold me 2 large coops, say
ing that 17c brought him as much
! money as 18c w otild have at the car.
these are his words.Mot my own, Willi
you find room i Ihtlie Enterprise to
print this Just as it is.
VV. H. HOLLIDAY.
Kolxrsonville, N. C.. 4-27-31.
I 'lie terms of sale are as follows:
KKK at page 256.
I One-fifth cash and the remainder pay
able in seven equal annual installments,
I with interest at 0 per cent per annum.
I All bids will be received subject to]
'rejection or confirmation by the clerk
'of said superior court, and no bid will!
be accepted or reported unless its mak
er shall deposit with said clerk at the!
LIQUID OR TABLETS
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66 6 SALVE
You AN NAME I
YOUR PRICE AND I
STILL DECIDE * • I
WI LL BUf 6Sfif
WOU cf> bank on Hiltt ♦♦»• *ira« wHlcfc +♦»• lar§* JI
* ««t group of car-ownort in tha worU aro buy*
ho, y tar aftor yaar, art ffco tfr»« which aro gMnfl
tha most valua and satislaction. Million* 11
TRADE US YOUR TROUMJS K 1
. LOW ÜBERALLY FOR OLD TIRES I
it costs more than It's worth. 11
W VALUES WKy not trado m your oM lmubla>aw» 4waa7
I EK t ° y i * lt ß|l TODAY'S PRICES ARE THE LOWEST
II I L OtT er * J W IN TIRE HISTORY •• • IUYNOWI
H I ISINS up M »fr« hw hccn « W.
. M jUao day*. Now Goodyoan cos* ao «MW. II
L GUARANTEED TIRE REPAIRING I
Central Service Station
Paul Jones, Manager - Wflliamaton, N. C.
' close of the bidding the sum of two
hundred and fifty ($250.00) Dollars,
M a forfeit and guaranty of compli
-1 nee with his bid, the same to be cred
ited on his bid when accepted.
1 Notice, is now given that said lands
e will be resold at the same place and
f upon the same terms at 2 o'clock P.
. M. of the same day unless said de
t posit is sooner made.
| Every deposit not forfeited or ac
" cepted will be promptly returned to
r This the 6th day of April, 1931.
I B. A. CRITCHER,
apl4 4tw Commissioner.
; j NOTICE OP SALE
. I Under and by virtue of the powers
contained in two several Deeds of
r | Trust executed to Mary M. Jones and
Sarah M. Mitchum by Simon P.
1 Moore on the 14th day of January,
, j 1922, and on the 31st day of December
1921, respectively, to the undersigned
' I Trustee, which Trust Deeds are of
'record in the public registry of Mar
r tin county in Book U 1 at page 257
. and Book U 1 at page 248 iwspective
, ly, default having been made in the
payments under each Deed of Trust,
jand at the direction of the holder
i thereof, the undersighed Trustee, will
on the 25th day of May 1931 at 12^
"For every benefit you receive
a tax is levied. He is great
who confers the most benefits."
To attain the respect and
good-will of the commun
-1 ity is our straightforward,
I . •
Telephones 155 and 44
o'clock noon in front of (he court
house door, Williams ton, North Car
olina, expo* to tale the following
First tract: Bounded on the North
by old J. B. Coffield land, on Watt
by Reuben Jones, on South by Sim*n
P. Moore, and on West by Jcfcn
Purvis, being same land conveyed to
Simon P. Moore by Virginia Moore,
recorded n Mai tin County Registvy I
in Book T-l, 478.
Second tract: Being that same
tract of land conveyed by W. H. Wil
son and wife, Sarah A., to York
Moore, of record in Martin Gaanty
F. STANLEY WHTTAKER, M. D.
Dr. Warren's Former Ogee—Wjllimnstasi, N. C.
GENERAL PRACTICE—PHYSIO THERAPY
Pt»one 102 Office Hours: *-11 A. 1L; 2-5 and f-S P. M.
The Stockholders of the
Martin County Building
& Loan Association
■■ . . . [
The annual meeting of stockhold
ers heretofore called for Friday, May ~
Ist, at the office of the Secretary at
10:00 A. M., has been postponed to
meet at the same hour and place on
Fridsy, May Bth, 1931.
C. A, HARRISON
( . PRESIDENT
' * ' 1' .• . r* I
Tuesday, April 28, 1931
Registry in Book EE, pace 634. to
which reference is made for full de
scription, containing 22 fccree, more
Third tract: Being that tract of
land conveyed by W. H. Wilson and
wife to York Moore, of retard fat said
Registry in Book EE, page «§5. to
wfach reference is made tor fall de
scription, containing 54 acres, more or
Terms ai sale. cash.
This the 24th day of April 1931.
B. DUKE CRITCHBR,
Joe. W. Bailey, Att'y.