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Entered at the post office in Williamston, N. C.,
as second-class matter under the act of Congress
of March 3, 1879. S
Address all communications to The Enterprise
and not to the individual members of the firm.
Tuesday. September 8, 1931
Labor Day
Labor Day, the national holiday and about the only
* out-spoken consideration shown the working man in
the big centers, was Riven very little consideration in
this section this year. Uncle Sam alone closed his
shop here this week and offered no postage stamps for
sale. All other folks-who had jobs, kept plodding
along, and those without jobs continued their search
for work, although it is said of some who claim to lw
hunting employment would not work if they had the
If all the loafers in Williamston would honestly
work on al days except holidays, then those who ac
tually do the work and feed the drones or dead-beats,
could stop and take a day off to go fishing or hunting
Tobacco Market Reports
One of our leading State papers says in a big head
line, "Tobacco prices show, variation." We are won
dering if it should not have also stated, "Tobacto re
ports show variation."
The modern idea seems to be to "keep up," and
there is no doybt but that some reporters fix their
figures to compare favorably with those prepared by
the fellow over thf river or across the road.
"Padded' reports on tobacco market activities are
far more beneficial to the tobacco comjianies than
they are to any warehouse or market. They deceive
the people and make it appear that the companies
are (laying more for tobacco than they really are. It
isn't fair to the farmer either to "bait" him with an un
founded rejxirt and lead him to the trouble of haul
ing his tobacco half way across fhe State to find out
he has been lied to.
One of the greatest needs of the day and especially
as it applies to market re|x>rts, is more truth and
honesty. Deception might result in a temporary gain
for any market that would wilfully misrepresent its
reports, but the farmer, selling his crops, will find out
the true facts and realize he has been deceived.
It can't be said that markets misrepresented the
averages in their reports, but to the farmer who all
but give his tobacco away the prices re|x»rted on
stime Kastern Carolina markets last week appear un
The public should be correctly informed as to the
ridiculously low prices received for tobacco. And the
farmer should know the truth that he might plant his
crops accordingly. But some have "baited" him along
all these years, making him think that he has made
big money on his tobacco, when, in reality, he has lost
about aJI his earthly goods and has a mortgage on
everything except his wife and children, and even their
welfare is threatened.
Many Plans Offered To Save Cotton
Never before have so many good platy been of
fered to help the cotton farmer as have been offered
during the past few days. Kvery American citizen
who has ever seen a stalk of cotton or worn a cotton
shirt has a 100 per cent perfect plan, in his own esti
mation. But so far not one of them has had one bit
of influence on the price.
The farmer has got to have it deeply ground down
into his mind and conscience that food is more im
portant than money. Just so long as the burning de
sire is for money, the farmer is going to take a chance,
hoping the price of bis money crops will go up.
While so much is being said about cotton, it is
noticeable that most of the talk is coming from the
grower and the politician. The manufacturer is ap
parently satisfied, or, at least, he is silent.
All the splendid plans that we have, will prove
worthless unless we build on them, and the best way
is for the farmer to save his fertilizer bill and send
his children to school. When he does these two
things, conditions will improve.
Increased Speed and Less Joy
Well, Jimmie Doolittle made it SCTOM the continent
from the Atlantic to the Pacific in eleven hours and
Our forefathers, the men who built our country,
were unable to make the Journey in ICM than four
months; yet they had just as much joy and peace
m m an having.
After all, the generation that travels on low speed
b jwtM happy at the one that goes in a hurry.
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We'll See About This School Business
One of two things will happen as a result of the as
sumption of its duty by the State in maintaining and
operating the school system. Either we will watch
and see the development of a system of enlarged
schools, all offering equal advantages and opportun
ities and with broader and more complete training; or
a reaction will* develop in its embryo stage that will
set the schools back and destroy that which has been
done to standardize and improve the school system—
a program that has gradually been developed since
the present school system was started in North Car
olina. .
If the State is committed to maintenance and opera
tion and intends to provide revenues sufficient to
maintain (hem at a high standard—certainly at no
falling away from the old county standard —the for
mer is likely to occur. With that sort of program, the
State will no doubt witness a further development of
its school system. We may safely look for schools
that will afford the child of each and every commun
ity in North Carolina an equal opportunity.
On the other hand, if parsimony is to be exercised
in providing revenue with which to operate the new
system, we may look for a sort of turning back; may
be it will include in its wake a still greater kick a
gainst what some or prone to call over-consolidation
and breaking up of the communities. Certainly, the
lack of State finances this year will quickly help to
break down the present program and make the wheels
turn back if it is to be continued. If it is merely an
emergency, make-shift, designed for one year or un
til another legislature convenes, it may not do suf
ficient damage to upset the program and retard prog
ress of education^— Hertford C imnty Herald.
Government Expense
Much has been said and is now being said about
local government ex|>ense; that is, expense of towns,
and counties.
Probably there is nothing that can be said in de
ft nse of local governments, as a whole, but it is cer
tain TTiat criticism does not come with very much grace
from the high-ups, who, in many instances, know less
about economy and practice more extravagance than
the little fellow at whom the criticisms are directed.
If we take a cl(»se up look at the things we spend our
lax money for, we will find that we have received far
more from our local units than we have from our
state and national units.
First of all, and the biggest thing there is, is our
schools, about four-fifths of which have been financed
by county and local units. Our courts and all our
principal protective institutions are locally financed.
The county homes public charities, by far the most of
the health work are cared for by local units. And then
(here are the city and town improvements that are fi
nanced by local units.
As for the State, it has the insane asylums, the
(leaf and dumb and blind schools, colleges and uni
versities, the penitentiary which loses big money, arid
small portion of the public schools. The State also
has the highways which are financed by a hated sale
tax, according to certain political combinations, a
luted sin. Surely, the local governments have made
mistakes, but keep your eye on the State's deficits
since it has attempted to take over and handle all the
roads and most of the schools and see how many mis
takes are made.
If those in-tharge keep the roads passable and main
tain the standard of the schools, then they will have
a load too, and doubtless they will change their tune
when they offer their criticisms by the next sitting of
the general assembly.
"As Much To Blame As He"
A young girl came home in anger one day and told
her |>arents that a young man on the street had spok
en to her in a disres|>ectful wajr. Her mother was as
much angered as the girl when she heard the story,
and both thought that the father should take the mat
ter up.
But the father said,- "Daughter, you are not an im
moral girl; but let me tell you a few things that may
help you to look differently at this matter. You are
young and attractive, and your dress is such that it
displays all your charms of face and figure. Your
arms are bare almost to the shoulder, your waist is
cut so low that a good portion of your shoulders and
chest are exposed to view; your skirt is scant and nar
row, and the slit in the front with your bright, short
petticoat and your gauze stockings, displays your
limbs almost to the knees; your dress is so cut. that
every line of your figure is seen in bold relief. You
went out in the street with your companions and saw
this man and knew that he was a stranger; but you
laughed and tossed your head as you passed him. and
perhaps made some light remark that he overheard.
"He is a stranger here, and did not know that yqu
were a moral girl, for he would not think so by your
appearance. I'm sorry that this has occurred, but,
daughter, you are as much to blame as he."—By Mrs.
R. C. Garner in The True American.
u A Needed Improvement
The town of Everetts has recently built a sidewalk
from the town out to the school building. This im
provement will greatly "reduce the danger to which
the school children have been subjectd to in tfie
past yars, when almost the entire school population
had to use the highway as a walk to school.
With 'the utterly careless and reckless doing so
much driving, we should see that school children have
opportunities to travel without having to walk on the
concrete highways or the near-by shoulders of the
A pessimist is anybody who knows what's goiag
on.—Dunbar's Weekly (Phoenix, Aria.)
Hotmi, even when ridden, mast car
ry bead and tail lights when on Con
necticut- highway* at night.
Under and by virtue of thr- power
of sale contained in a certain deed of
trust executed to the undersigned
trustee by C. B. Roberson and wife,
Willie Roberson on the 26tb day of
April, 1929, and of record in the pub
lic registry for Martin Connty in
Book Y-2 at page 613, said deed of
trust haring been given for the pur
pose of securing certain notes of even
date therewith and default having
been made in the payment of the said
note and the stipulations contained
in the said deed of trust not having
been complied with and at the re
quest of the holder of the said note,
the undersigned trustee will on Tues
day, the 22nd day of September, 1931,
at 12 o'clock M., in front of the court
house door in the town of Williams
ton, N. C., expose to public sale for
cash the following described property
to-wh :
A certain tract of land lying and
being in Martin County, Bear Grass
Township, and more particularly de
scribed as follows: Bounded on the
East by the land of W. M. Harrison,
and on the West by the lands of J. C.
Kawls, on the North by the New
1 Koad, and on the South by the lands
of W. M. Harrison and J. C. Rawis,
and containing 100 acres, more or less
and being the same place we live and (
cultivate and own.
ag 25 4t Trustee.
Elbert S. I'eel, Attorney.
By virtue of a deed of trust executed
to me by W. V. Ormond, of Martin
County, N. C„ dated September 15th.
1919, and of public record in the of
fice of the Register of Deeds for said
Martin County in book A-2, at page
197, and at the request of the holder
of the note of indebtedness thereby se
cured, default having been made in
the payment thereof, I will, on the
14th day of September, 1931, at 12 o'-
clock noon, at the courthouse door in
Martin County, offer for sale at public
auction the property described in said
deed of trust, as follows, to wit:
Beginning at Wheeler Rice's corner,
and running down a lane about 5! feet
to Tom Nichoi's corner; thence a line
perpendicular to the lane about 105
feet; thence a line parallel with the
lane about 68 feet; thence a line per
pendicular with the lane about 105 feet
to the beginning, same being a house
and lot located in the town of Wil
liamston, N. C.
This the 12th day of August, 1931.
alB 4tw Trustee.
North Carolina, Martin County; in
the Superior Court.
The People* Bank v». C. E. Simpeon
By virtue of an execution directed
to the undersigned from the superior
court of Martin County in the above
entitled action, I will, on Monday, the
21st day of September, 1931, at 12
o'clock noon, at the courthouse door
of Martin County at Williamston, N.
C., sell to the highest bidder for cash,
to satisfy said execution, all the rights,
title, and interest, which the said C.
K. Simpson, the defendant ulwve nam
of L.' H. Lilley; containing thirty-five
ed, lias in the following described real
estate, to wit:
Situate in Jamesville Township, Mar
tin County, N. C., and bounded on the
north by the land of Martin Brothers;
on the east by the main public road;
on the south by the lands of Nathan
Lilley; and on the west by the lands
acres, more or less, commonly known
Fall Opening! j®J®,
Featuring Fashions New-
est thoughts with each,
Dresses, Coats or Hats as Vnitl
charming as it is low in
Our buyers have returned from the Northern
Markets and New Coats, New Dresses, and New
Hats are arriving daily. Our complete line will
be in within a few days, and we insist that you m
visit our fall opening before buying your fall out-
The stunning styles such startling /llHl MMI
values will most assuredly interest you.
T/jff gorgeous new winter coats are at the \ T I I l /
lowest prices in years. They too, will JlI i \l
look luxuriously expensive, but wait un- Jlf/ m W\WK\
we have extra styles and extra values that will interest the most conservative buyers. Men's Hats,
Overcoats, Suits, and Shoes all ne*w and made from the latest designs and patterns.
Harrison Bros. & Co.
" . . * \ \ ■ . . . ' ■
aa the E." N. Simpson tract of land.
This the 18th day of August, 1931.
all 4tw Sheriff, Martin County.
North Carolina, Martin County; in
the Superior Court.
Sara Gray Mills, et als, ▼». Sorry
I J oo **
By virtue of aa execution directed
I to the undersigned from the Superior
Court of Martin Connty, in the above
' entitled action, 1 will, on Monday, the
! 21st day of September, 1931, at 12 o'-
1 clock noon, at the courthouse door
' of Martin Connty, at Williamston, N.
1 C., sell to the highest bidder for cash,
| to satiafy said execution, all the right,
' title, and interest which the said Sara
I Gray Mills has in and to the following
t described real estatt, to wit:
Lots Nos. 2 and 3, as allotted to
. Sara Gray Mills, and bounded as fol
• lows: Beginning at a point in the Is
, land Road, where Augustus 1-anier's
- ii -e crosses the said road and at or
■ near Bettie lunch's corner; thence
• running N. 43 45 W. 60.6 poles to a
pine stump, A. Lanier's corner; thence
S. 51 W. 38.80 poles to a fence post
I on a ridge; thence S. 44 45 W. 28.5
i poles along A. Lanier's line to Mrs.
• Theodore Roberson's corner in the run
: of a swamp; thence up the run of said
, swamp and along Mrs. Theodote Rob
erson's line about 182.8 Doles to Geo.
W. Williams' and R. J. Hardison's
i line; thence up a ditch, Williams" and
Hardison's line about 54 .toles; thence
I N. 65 E. 11.52 poles; thence N. 61 15
| E. 44 poles along a fence, William*'
and Hardison's line, to Bettie Lyiirh's
corner in the run of a branch; thence
down the run of said branch and along
Bettie Lynch's line to the aforeiaid
Island Road; thence S. 39 15 W. 74
poles to the beginning, and contain
ing 147 acres, more or less.
0N I would get dizzy
and have swimming
In my head. I would
have very severe
5| headache.
"Tor a while X
| thought I wouldn't
J take anything—may-
I be I could wear out
J the headaches; but X
I found they were
I wearing me out
il "I found Black-
U Draught would re
■ I lleve this, so when I
H have the very first
I symptoms, I take
M Black-Draught and
111 now I dont have the
M headache.
\l\ -I am a firm be-
I llever in Black- *
■ Draught, and after
I using It 20 or more
PA years, I am satisfied
111 to continue its use."
Li] —r. B. McKtmmm. Oram*
I Park. fla. m*
1 WOMEN who *rm run-down, or I
•uffer ev«r* month, ihould take I
Cfcrtlul. TJmwt for over 60 yere. I
Judgment upon which execution was
issued herein and this sale thereun
der is for the amount of Owelty of
Partition and in favor of Surry Jones
and against Sara Gray Mills.
This the 18th day of August, 1931.
alB 4tw Sheriff, Martin County.
Under and by vitrue of the power
of sale contained in a certain deed of
trust executed to the undersigned
trustee by Burt Mayo and wife, Lizzie
Mayo on the sth (lay of February,
1930, and of record in the public reg
istry for Martin County in Book B-3
at page 343, said deed of trust having
been given for the purpose of secur
ing a certain note of even date and
tenor therewith and the stipulation*
contained in the said deed of trust
not having been complied with and at
the request of the holder of the said
note the undersigned trustee will on
Tuesday, the 22nd day of September,
1931 at 12 o'clock M. 'in front of the
courthouse door in the town of Wil
liamston, N. C. expose to public sale
for cash the followinß described real
estate and personal property, to-wit:
That tract or parcel of land begin
I I&kong
This bank is a good place in which to
place your savings. The business of the
8 bank is directed by successful business
men—men that are known throughout
the State for reliability and honety. As
banking is a business proposition, they
know the way things should be run, and
they run them that way. Despite business
fluctuations, this bank has always been
sound—it has weathered every storm.
Isn't this the bank you want your sav
lings in?
ranch Banking
Trust Company
Williamston, N. C.
Tuesday, September 8,1931
nine at a Sweet Gum on the Tarboro
and Hamilton Road (established cor
ner), thence down said road to the
Great Branch, thence down the said
Branch to the Poplar Branch, thence
np said Branch to a Twin Poplar,
thence a straight line to the begin
ning, a'Sweet Gum. This being a part
of the late Benjamin Martin Tract
of Land.
The following (personal property,
to-wit: one male bought of J. R.
Morris, One Bay mare, 2 carts and
cart wheels, 2 turning plow*, two
cotton plows, one two-horse cultiva
tor, one fertilizer sower, one "cotton
planter, one baggy and harness, all
hoes, shovels, and farming imple
ments of every kind and description,
including one pea weeder.
This the 22nd day of August, 1931.
a-25-4t Trustee.
Relieves a Headache or N—ralgia in
30 minutes, checks a Cold the first day,
and checks Malaria in three dam

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