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fikltaM Bwj Teeeday and Friday by Tba
ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO.
WILXJAMBTOM. NORTH CAROLINA
W. C Manning - EdittM
(Btrictly Cash in Adrmnc*)
IN MARTIN COUNTY
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OUTSIDE MARTIN COUNTY
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Entered at the post office in Willismston, N. C.,
aa second-class matter under the act of Congress
of Msrch 3. 1879.
Address all communications to The Enterprise
and not to the individual members of the firm.
Tuesday, October 27, 1931
East Carolina Has Paid
Mr. Clay Williams, the self-tyled tax expert, says
eastern North Carolina, or that portion east of Ra
leigh, only pays eighteen per cent, of the State's taxis.
Mr. Williams certainly should not talk that way,
because the very people of whom he is referring to,
have enriched big tobacco companies enough to pay
all of the State's taxes. If we have not paid it to
tax collectors, we have paid it to dividend collectors
and high-salaried manipulators.
Mr. Williams should remember that we have paid
and are paying all right.
Martia's Bridge and Guilford's Schools
The Greensboro Daily News was rather caustic
about our editorial last week, wherein we commend
ed the board of equalization for attempting to stand
ardize the free schools of the State on something like
an equal basis.
The News actually threw the Roanoke River bridge
at us, saying the State built it for us, and that of
course Martin County was pleased. Well, we were
glad to get the bridge, but our good friend, the Greens
boro editor is certainly ignorant of the facts in the
bridge case, as he did not know that Martin County
paid $150,000 on the bridge, enough to build every
foot of the structure that is in this county and to go
* a good long way on the Bertie side. For every dollar
the State spent on the Roanoke bridge in Martin
County we gave them two good dollars. And not only
that, but we went further and gave the State nearly
a half million dollars in cash to lilep build Highways
Numbers 30 and 12S.
No; we would not destroy Guilford's fine school
system. We hope it will even grow better. However,
we make no apology for counseling conservatism.
Our free schools have almost gotten to the point that
our colleges have—where we measure them by the
amount of money they spend instead of by the finished
product they turn out.
What Folks Are Going To Do
That popular question, "What are the folks going
to do?" is not hard to answer. In fact, it is easy, so
far as the most of us is concerned. While a few will
commit suicide and get away from the world, the
great rank and file of the people are going to do the
best they can with what they have, and after all that
will not be so hard for all who honestly try.
The fellow who is going to be ragged and hungry
in our Southland, in most instances, is the fellow who
whines and waits for good times to return. We must
remember that we have got to make good times, or
we will never get it, because it is not seeking us.
Let us all hush whining and do the best we can with
what we have, and times will not be so bad.
The Dollar Rules
It is really amusing to pass along the road and see
the cow, the low, and the hen all producing wealth
from the graaa, the roots and insects that nature has
provided while one hears their owners complaining
of hanger and of add. The animals and the fowls
are seeking things they need; the folks are seeking
We have accented gold too long already. The crop
and livestock production for each two years is worth
more than all the gold the world has produced in 400
yean. And still gold sits aa king of the business
It b a deep mystery how a man with a dollar and
no food can starve a man to death who has an abun
dance of food and no dollar. It really looks as much
like unbalanced brain as it does unbalanced business.
The Government To the Rescue
. : The government is again coming to the rescue of
the lams and is now tending 8 cents a pound on cotton
of middling grade b an effort to aid him to bold
the crop for better prices. This aid, of course, is
rastifeted to those fanners who are in actual need,
and is not for the speculator.
Tie country still has an opportunity to improve
If mmy person wiH rally to its support, which now
mm to be the tread. When the fanner gets an
09tm deal wkh other business, than evreything will
Remember the Cotton Association
Cotton farmers should remember that the North
Carolina Cotton Growers Association is advancing
five and one-half cents a pound on middling cotton
•t this time. The association stores cotton, insures
it cheaper than the farmer can, and only charge 4 per
cent interest. Remember if the various organizations
hold 7,000,000 bales of the present crop of cotton for
twelve months and the American people can be taught
to make a big reduction in next year's acreage, prices
will be much better.
Now is the time to fix the price of the 1932 crop;
and, too, we can boost the price of the 1931 criro by
holding it off the market, if we will only do Ifr- "V
Hurrah for the League of Nations!
Hurrah fo!" the League of Nations! It has pre
vented one big war this month between Japan and
You see when all the big fellows from many nations
were seated Wound the peace table and all were per
fectly sober, they looked at -things in the right light,
i They said there is nothing good to come out of war
between Japan and China and advised the boys of
those two countries to stop now before they get hurt.
Japan resented the advice, but she could find nothing
to complain about- except the presence of our Ameri
can fellow, Japan's representatives declaring he had
no business in that group of gentlemen. It is to be
guessed he "tiid feel ashamed of his bully country.
Japan finally reconsidered and agreed to permit our
fellbw to play And of course, Japan .4elt ashamed of
herself, because she knew she had premeditated high
way robbery. Now the war is over and Japan is
going to remove all her soldiers from Chinese terri
tory just as soon as she can line them up and m arc ' l
All praises to the League of Nations; it has al
ready saved millions of lives and billions of dollars.
When a Surplus Was a Blessing
We have never been in sympathy with the suggges
tion of the Federal Farm Board that a part of this
year's cotton crop be destroyed, especially in view of
the fact that millions of people will not have sufficient
clothing to keep them comfortable during the bleak
winter months. Neither would we be in sympathy
with any plan which would mean destroying any sur
plus of wheat or other food crops. Rather some plan
should be worked out whereby the so-called surplus
could be saved for the future.
Under the caption "When a Surplus Was a Bles
sing," Farm and Ranch of recent date expressed it
self along this line, as follows:
When the Sapniards entered upon the conquest
of Peru in the early part of the sixteenth century, they
found great storehouses of grains and other foodstuffs,
also of cotton and other fibers from which articles
of clothing were made. The Peruvian Inca ordered
his people to contribute a certain portion of their crops
in years of abundant harvests to the general govern
ment to be store against drouth or other disaster. From
this store the aged and afflicted were also to be fed
When the Sapniards, traveling north from Mexico,
entered that territory now known as New Mexico,
they found a highly civilized race of Indians who fol
lowed the same practice of preparing for their future
needs as did the Peruvians. These Spaniards, in need
food, broke into these storehouses and carried away
the food, destroying what they did not consume. As
a result, a dry and unproductive year which followed,
found the natives unprepared and many of them died
There is evidence that these early inhabitants of
the western hemisphere were endowed with a greater
sense of responsibility to themselves and neighbors
than we of this boasted twentieth century civilization.
In those days a surplus of the necessities of life was
a blessing—a gift from the gods. Today, in our mad
desire to coin our resurces into dollars, it is a curse.
Providence has been kind to the American people
this year. If we are to profit by it and enjoy the bles
sings of abundant crops, we will store as much as pos
sible of our surplus foods, feedstuffs, and fiber against
the next poor crop year, which may be in 1932. There
is not a citizen in the Southwest old enough to re
member back a half dozen years, who has not heard
of gatherings of people praying for rain, and who has
not listened to appeals from men and women on bend
ed knee for an all-wise Providence to grant them
blessings in the form of good crops that they might
continue on their way in peace and happiness. Their
prayers have been answered, but instead of showing
a spirit of thankfulness and singing hymns of praise,
suggestions are offered that the people again assemble
jn their respective communities and pray that their
distress be relieved—a condition brought about by
the exercise of poor judgment, greed and disregard
for the common principles of sound economics.
If the farmers of the Southwest are to profit by
their large yields of feedstuffs, foods, and cotton, they
will follow the practice of the early Peruvians and
store, in one form or another, as much of their sur
-plus as they can find or make room for. They may
have need for it not many months hence.
.. \ ■
Japan's Attempt to Despoil Chi/ia
Japan is offended because the United States wants
to do something for China. That is no surprise. What
Japan wanted was for every nation to stand off and
let her gobble up China's best territory and make
slaves of all the balance of her people.
Well she should remember that the United States
kicked the heel of Spain off the neck of Cuba. And
we will not stand by and see any nation murder an
other with our hands in our pockets. All the nations
of the world should resent the deliberat inault and at
tempt to despoil which Japan is trying to perpetrate
We, members of Conoho Lodge, No.
399, Ancient, Free, and Accepted Ma
sons, with sadness, brotherly love, and
fraternal friendship, express oar sor
row at the death of our fellow-member,
Brother Leman L. Taylor, yet we bow
in humble submission to the will of
God, who doeth all things well: Be it
Resolved, That we extend to the be
reaved family and all relatives out 1
heart-felt sympathy and commend for
comfort to the God of all Grace, who
is too wise to err and too merciful to
be unkind: And be it further
Resolved, that a copy of these reso
lutions be placed on our minutes, a
copy sent to the family, and a copy
furnished the county paper.'
H. S. JOHNSON,
J. W. HINES,
B. M. WORSLEY,
NOTICE OP SALE
Under and by virtue of the power of
sale contained in a certain deed of trust
executed by Elizabeth S. Hyman, to
the undersigned trustee, dated April
29, 1918, and duly recorded in the Mar
tin County registry in book O-l, at
page 300, and default having occurred
in the payment of the indebtedness
therein secured; at the request of the
legal holder of said indebtedness, the
undersigned trustee will, on Tuesday,
! November 17, 1931, at 12 o'clock noon,
in front of the courthouse door in
i Williamston, N. C., offer for sale, at
public auction to the highest bidder, for
cash, the following described proper
ty, to wit:
A one-sixth (1-6) undivided interest
in and to the following described lands,
| lying, being, and situate in Goose Nest
I Township, Martin County, North Car
olina, to wit: One tract of land con
taining 225 acres, more or less, and
i being a part of the land formerly be
longing to H. Mitchell, and also be
longing to the late E. P. Hyman, at
'the time of his death. Another tract
:of land containing 115 acres, more or
less, being the same tract of land
J. W. PERRY COMPANY
700 FRONT STREET NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
Cotton, Norfolk Peanuts, Suffolk
This old Commission House makes cash loans
up to 80 per cent on Cotton and Peanuts sent to them
to store. Reduced storage charges.
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j which was granted to the late E. P.
j Hyman by the State of North Caro-
I lina. The above described tracts ad
join the lands of George James and
j This the 12th day of October, 1931.
L. W. LEGGETT.
020 4tw Trustee.
C. H. Leggett, Attorney.
Under and by virtue of the power
in me vested under the terms of that
certain deed of trust executed to me
as trustee by J. W. Gardner and wife,
' Stella Gardner, on the 14th day of
March, 1925, which is duly recorded
the office of the register of deeds
of Martin County in book Q -2. at
page 372, and bearing even date there
! with, secured by the said deed of
trust, not having been satisfied, I shall
sell at public auction, to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the courthouse door
'of Martin County at 12 o'clock noon,
on Monday, the 9th day of November,
|1931, the land described in said deed
of trust as follows:
| Bounded on the north by the main
public road, on the east by the lands
!of George Cordon, and the heirs of
| Luther B. Gardner, on the south by
i the lands of George Cordon, and on
j the west by the lands of A. F. Stal-
I lings £nd L. D. Gardner, containing
!40 acres, more or less, and being the
home place of J. W. Gardner."
This the 9th dav of October, 1931.
J. W. MARTIN,
iol3 4tw Trustee.
NOTICE OP SALE
Under and by virtue of the power of
: sale contained in a certain deed of
; trust executed by A. G. Bowden and
|wife, Susie H. Bowden, to the under
signed trustee, dated June 14, 1924, and
duly recorded in the Martin ,County
registry in book T-2, at page 39, and
default having occurred in the pay
ment of the indebtedness therein se
cued; at the request of the legal hold
er of said indebtedness, the under
signed trustee will, on Tuesday, No
vember 17, 1931, at 12 o'clock noon,
in front of the courthouse door in
Williamston, N. C., offer for sale, at
public auction, to the highest bidder,
for cash, the following described prop
erty, to wit:
A one-sixth (1-6) undivided inter
est in and to the following described
lots or parcels of land, lying, being
land situate in Goose Nest Township,
Martin County, North Carolina, to wit:
1 A part of the lands formerly belonging
to H. Mitchell, and being that portion
of said land which belonged to the late
E. P. Hyman at the time of his death;
and also another tract adjoining the
above tract containing 115 acres, more
or less, which was granted to the late
E. P. Hyman by the State of North
Carolina, said lands adjoining the lands
of George James and others. Being
all of the lands owned by the late E.
P. Hyman, in Martin County, at the
time of his death. '
Said interest in said lands having
been conveyed to ( said A. G. Bowden
by deed from Sallie H. Leggett, which
deed is of record in the Martin Coun
ty registry in book R-2, at page 261.
Condensed Statement of Condition
I Branch Banking I
I & Trust Company I
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
At the Close of Business September 29, 1931
| Loans and discounts $3,069,483.00 3
g| Overdrafts J 8.45
Banking Houses, Furniture and Fix- M
tures ; - 112,997.95
M Other Stocks and Bonds 125,300.00
M U. S. and N. C. Bonds 2,514,279.82 ■
gg Marketable and Municipal Bonds 230,000.00
| Cash and Due from Banks 1,170,147.11 I
g Capital Stock r*.:... $ 400,000.00
S Surplus 200,000.00 ■
ac Undivided profits 102,947.89 9
I Reserve for Interest and Dividends 13,500.00
Reserve for Elm City Purchase 2,000.00
Total Cash and Marketable Bonds $3,914,426.93
Total Deposits $6,503,768.44
60 Per Cent of Deposits in Cash and Bonds
Sound Banking and Trust Service for Eastern
Wilson, Williamston, Warsaw, Goldsboro, Whit
akers, Bailey,' Plymouth, Selma, Fayetteville,
Kinston, New Bern, Elm City
Tuesday, October 27,1931
reference to which is hereby made for
further description and soarce of title.
Thi« the lzth day of October, 1931.
LEON G. SHIELDS.
020 4tw Trustee.
C. H. Leggett, Attorney.
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