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Friday, January 8, 1932
Less Prophecy and More Work Needed
There are lots of prophets these days. Some say
the depression is at the bottom. Some say just a lit
tle past the bottom, while some say we have not
reached the bottom yet.
There is less wisdom in prophecy than in work
just at this time. The man who knuckles down and
works has, passed the lowest notch, but the fellow
who has waited for the •good old war-time prosperity
is, yet a long way from the bottom.
Don't wait for the prophets. Work and save at
every place. We can not ride very much; we can not
spend so much for fertilizer; and we can not drink
so much and expect to prosper.
Our incomes are certainly going to be small, and
we n£fcd not look for prosperity until we take ; fl a
little bit more than we pay but. And another thing,
we need not prophesy that prosperity will come in
any other way.
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The Scandalmonger
In his "Catch-All Column/' in The Monroe En
qttirer, Eugene Ashcraft passes the following along:
"After God had finished making the rattlesnake,
the toat, and the vampire, He hail some awful sub
stance left with which He made a scandalmonger?
A scandalmonger is a two-legged animal with a cork
screw soul, a water-sogged brain, and a combination
backbone made of jelly and glue. Where other men
have their hearts he -or she -carries a tumor of de
cayed principles. When the .scandalmonger comes
down the street, honest men turn their backs, the
angels weep tears in heaven, and the devil shuts the
gates of hell to keep him out."
Banks Should Set the Example
The State Commissioner of Banks advises against
the payment of dividends by banks this year. Of
course, this wil not affect many folks now, since most
of the folks who,have Owned bank stock in this sec
tion of the country are being assessed, rather than
receiving dividends.
Of course, when the banks withhold their earnings
from the stockholders, it only means the holding of
that much more money from circulation and tends to
tighten up business just a little bit more.
If all business enterprises proceed on that basis,
Oen things will grow worse. It is only the usable,
wrt of business that makes business good. The things
that helps to make business bad is the money that is '
locked up in private safes and bank vaults.
If banks-have earned dividends, they should pay
4sem, and not go miser.
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Newspaper's View of Cooperative
Method of Marketing
The Winston-Salem Journal, editorially, has this to
say about the value of cooperation among farmers:
Taking the country as a whole, the development
that augurs best for agriculture is the genuinely solid
progress being made by the farmers' cooperative or
ganizations. These organizations in various sections
of the country are not only doing effective work in
regulating acreage, but they are also demonstrating
that they can succeed in marketing the farmers' prod
uct*. * '
It has been said for years that farmers couldn't and
wouldn't cooperate in their marketing. Until two
years ago the farmer cooperatives were barred from
the trading floors of the big exchanges. But now they
trade in these markets.
Here is the proof that farmers can cooperate and
are cooperating in a really big way every year.
During 1930, the Farmers National Grain Corpor
ation handled 196,000,000 bushels of grain; J
. The National Wool Marketing Corporation dis
posed of 130,000,000 pounds of wool and mohair;
The National Livestock Marketing Association han
dled more than 8,000,000 head of stock.
To sum it up there now are 12,000 farmer coop
erative associations in the United States. •
Since the enactment of the agricultural marketing
ad two years ago, the 192 largest cooperatives have
pined 33,4 per cent in membership alone, and 25.8
per cent in volume of products handled.
We submit that this is a remarkable record and
that it means much to the nation as well ai to the
farmer. We do not always agree with Senator Cap
par, of Kant—, bat we are in whole-hearted agreement
with that gentleman when he says:
"To the degree that men work together for a com
mon purpose, or purposes, they are strong. For hun
dreds of years nations have known they must coop
erate in wartime to survive. Now men are learning
they must cooperate in peace time to save the world
from destruction. Unity has become the law of sur
vival, the law of progress.
"If every man's clock, or watch, kept different time,
it would be impossible to do business on a modern
scale. So we have standard time, which is merely
time cooperation and everything ruled by time moves
systematically. In fact, cooperation—unity—is ef
fective wherever it is applied."
"I Am Still Rich"
Roy L. Smith, in the Hub (Saskatoon, Sask.)
We have passed through a panic, suffered from a
rrash on the stock market ,and are now more than
ha.. way through the depression, and I am still rich.
It may be true that I have much less to live on
than I had a year ago, but it is certainly true that I
have just as much as ever to live for. The real val
ues of life are unshaken and solid.
The depression has not lowered the value of a single
friendship. Neighbors still grepjtus in the same old
cordial way, business associates believe in us. and our
sons hold us in high respect. The wife's welcome at
the close of the day has not depreceiated in the least,
and our daughters continue to lavish their affection
u|>on us with the same old extravagance.
My faith in the goodness of the universe is unim
paired. By that faith I am emboldened as 1 face de
feat and despair. The prayers my mother taught me
and the faith in God instilled in me by a devout father
remain as priceless treasures no depression can touch.
NcVnation becomes great by becoming rich. Neither
does a man find enduring satisfaction in life by own
ing something—only by becoming something, The
most degrading poverty is that which results from
killing the spirit that the body may be served.
This depression is a challenge, not a catastrophe.
A generation that has conquered the air and sent
giant planes circling the globe, which has plunged
into the deeps and disported on the ocean's floor,
which has climbed above the clouds and lived in the
stratosphere, is now faced with the challenge to rise
above its dependence on mere things and seek an
emancipation of the spirit of man.
The last six months have been for many men a
thrilling spiritual adventure through which they have
discovered their real wealth. Bereft of dividends and
profits, they are discovering the sustaining powers of
a strong religious faith, the abiding values of courage,
heroism, honor, charity, and trustworthiness.
A financial crisis can wipe oul profits and bring
business to a standstill, but character is beyond its
reach. It can rob us of all we have, but it can not
affect what we are ....
The deepest satisfactions of life —those which come
Horn sharing and serving—remain secure.
1 am still rich because I am independently rich—
none of my wealth depends upon business conditions
or market reports.
Farmers Need Equality As Well As
Shaking to the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
the other day, Governor Gardner of North Carolina
said: "I will never foster any law which will take a
North Carolina farmer and make him a criminal for
growing anything on his land which he wants to grow."
In commenting on this statement The Progressive
Fartiter-Ruralist said:
"Of course, it is our opinion that an acreage reduc
tion law, instead of making its violation a criminal
offense, might better levy a tax on all acreage in ex
cess of the legal limit. But let's let that pass and
consider Governor Gardner's statement just as it
stands. Looked at by traditional standards, it is a
fine sentiment -very flneJ "Every man's right to
grow what he plugss and as much as he pleasesl"
And yet we suspect /that whether or not Governor
Gardner himself changes his viw, there will not be
many more governors before one of them will say
in effec (something like this: .
" For my part, I am willing to foster a law which
will punish any farmer if he deliberately refuses to co
operate with other farmers in a plan which the mature
and final judgment of the state says is necessary for
the financial salvation of agriculture. When other
farmers are willing to do teamwork and make person
al sacrifices to help the whole farming class, I am
willing to have the state provide reasonable punish
ment for the man who not only refuses to tite his end
of the log, but9nstead decides to take advantage of
the efforts of other farmers 'iff order to hog an undue
profit for himself. It may be better to have a law
sitwition regulating production which will designate
such men as criminals than to have a no-low situation
of unregulated production which has made millions
of innocent farmers paupers.'
"Any governor fifty years ago would have said: 'I
am opposed to any law which will prevent any land
owner from erecting on his own land any kind of legal
building he sees fit to erect.' But what now say pub
lic opinion and the law? A few weeks ago a man wbo
owns a city lot within 300 yards of Governor Gard
' ner's office wished to erect a filling station on it. But
the law said—and rightly said: 'No, you are in a sec
tion of the city reserved for residences only. Al
though it is your own land, you can't do as you please
with it when doing as you please may mean disturb
ance for rsidence-occupants alongside you and of
church service across the street.'
"Our gigantic organisations of capital are in such
large units that they can act together—and they do,
and they prosper. Whether the boasted 'liberty' of .
each individual farmer to act as he pleases is worth
all that this so-callad 'liberty' coats in unregulated .
production and ruinously depressed prices-—that is a
problem we are willing to let the majority of producers
decide for themselves." J '
Wilsonian Democracy will be led
out of the wilderness when the spirit
of Woodrow Wilson reanimates some
leader yeT unknown. When that
longed-for day shall have dawned, it
will again receive, because it deserves,
the confidence of the American elec
torate and will again justify its faith
in the common man. It is a party of
ideals—stands shoulder to shoulder
for the welfare of mankind—equal
rights to all, special privilege to none.
- It was founded upon the principle I
that this government was setablished j
to protect for all time the rights and
privileges of every individual. It
party that was born with a soul and
has clearly demonstrated that fact
every single time it has piloted the
old ship of state.
Eulogizing her is like adding splen- ]
dor to the sunrise or fragrance to the 1
breath of morn. She needs noh euphe- ]
mism. Star-crowned she stands, the
glory of America, the admiration of
the world.
O, for another Wlison, who will
ever rank ahiong the great men of
American history, and now dwelling
among the immortals. Wilson the
politician is dead, but Wilson.the phi
losopher, the idealist, the prophet, the
spiritual leader, hovers in our midst
I today, and will continue to the end
of time.
As I recall, permit me to quote from
our immortal Ransom's eulogy on the
late beloved Vance—the idol of his
State, "if he was not a Moses leading
his people from Egyptian darkness
through the wilderness, striking water
from'the rock, and invoking bread from
the skies, he was the ever-faithful
Joshua, strong and courageous, ob
serving all the law as it was com
manded unto him and turning neither
from the right, nor to the left, and
prospering wheresoever he went." He
did not stand among men like some
majestic mountain, with its proud'
head in the clouds wrapped in snow, 1
an object of wonder and astonishment
to all who beheld it. but his life re
sembled the beautiful plain beneath,
studded with cities, vjllages, and hap
py homes, refreshed by cooling streams
abounding in fruitful fields, and bear
ing on its bosom all the comforts and
blessings of men.
Partisan hatred may cloud the pic
ture of his true nature for the time
being; our natural relapse into the sen
sual pleasures of material prosperity
may dim our eyes to the essentials of
his greatness, but time will strip these
impediments away. Posterity will rank
him as he deserves, with Washington,
• North Carolina, Martin County.
Having this day qualified as admin
istrator of the estate of B. B. Griffin,
deceased, this is to notify all persons
having claims against the said estate
to present them to the undersigned
within one year from the date of this
notice, or this notice will be pleaded
in bar of their recovery. All persons
indebted to said c tate wil please make
immediate payment. This the 6th day
of January, 1932.
j8 6tw Administrator.
ir FLOUR |
I h The Secret • I
I To Good Bread and Buiscuits I
" . Distributed by
!fS Harrison Wholesale Co. I
Jefffferson, Jackson, and Lincoln. He'
will tower at one of the great moral I
peak* of American history. His spir-
it is still a radiating sun, and has risen
so high on mankind's sky as to spread
its morning rays jof elevated patriot
ism throughout the world. His spirit
will continue to glitter in the world's
diadem as a bright and imperishable
Mount Pleasant, Tenn.
Under and by virtue of the authority
i vested in me in that certain deed of
j trust executed to me by C. H. Clark
I and wife. Viola Clark, on the 4th day
I of January, 1926, which is duly record
ed in book S-2, page 97, of the Martin
l County records, which was given to
j secure certain notes of even date there -
i with, and the said notes not having
i been paid according to the terms there
in specifified, I shall offer for sale at
I public auction, in front of the Plant-
I ers and Merchants Bank in Everetts,
I N. C., on Saturday, February 6th, 1932,
| the following described land, to wit:
I Beginning atf a stake on the north
side of the railroad and on the east
side of the Hamilton public road,
thence an easterly course with said rail
road (60) sixty feet to A, D. Wynn's
lot, a corner, thence a northerly course
along A. D. Wynn's line (50) fifty
feet to a stake, a corner; thence a
westerly course (60) sixty feel to
Hamilton road, thence a southerly
course along Hamilton road (50) fifty
feet to the beginning. Being known
as the store and garage lot now occu
pied by C. H. Clark.
This the 6th day of January, 1932.
j8 4tw Trusete.
Under and by virtue of a judgment
of the superior court of Martin Coun
ty in an action entitled "D. G. Mat
thewsl vs. John E. Mizelle and wife,
Lucy Mizelle," the undersigned com
missioner will, on the Ist day of Feb-'
ruary, 1932, at 12 o'clock noon, in front
of the courthouse door of Martin 1
County, offer for sale, to the highest
bidder, for cash, the following describ
ed land:
Located in Bear Grass Township,
Martin County/ N. C., beginning at '
a gum in A. W. Bailey's and J. N.|
Kogerson's corner: thence along A.l
W. Bailey's line to Jesse Mizelle's line;;
thence aiong said Jesse Mizelle's line
to James A. Kogerson's line; thence
along J. A. Rogerson's line to the
swamp, thence afong said swamp to
the beginning. Containing 80 acres,
more or less.
This 30th day of December. 1931. 1
jl 4tw Commissioner. |
On the R. L. Smith Farm, in Mar-!
tin County, known as the Leggett
Farm, about 2 miles from Palmyra, j
Pursuant to an order of the super
ior court of Pirt County, the receivers j*
will offer for sale at public auction to
the highest bidder, for cash, all of the
personal property, farming imple
ments, tools, machinery, etc., feed,'!
corn, hay, etc., wagons, carts, harness, ]
tobacco sticks, trucks, etc., and other 1
property on tlie farm of R. L. Smith
and W. H. Smith at the following time
and place:
6 6 6
666 Liquid or Tablets used internally
and 666 Salve externally, make a com
plete and effective treatment for colds.
Most Speedy Remedies 4
on the R. L. Smith farm, known as the
Leggett Farm is Martin County, locat- j
ed about 2 mile* form Palmyra on the j
Palmyra-Williams ton road.
This sale will commence promptly
at 10 o'clock a. m. at the-above named
place and will continue for the day
until all of the said property it sold.
All of the property from the several
Owing to the reduction in the cost of feeds,
we are passing the saving realized by us-on to
our customers.
MILK, quart, reduced from 15c to 12y 2 c
Pint 7c
Effective January 1, 1932
CREAM, qt. 60c Pint 30c l /i Pint 15c
If you are not one of our regular customers,
call or see us. Our milk is pure and clear and
rich in quality.
Edge wood Dairy
Visit us and look them over and
get our prices when you need a work
Cherry & Morris
Friday. January 8, 1932
farms is being assembled at this place
'and may be inspected by any party
j interested upon application to the re
ceivers. Terms of »ale: CASH.
This the fflth day of December, 1431.
E. R. DUDLEY and
jl-5-8 and W. H. Smith.
Receivers of R. L. Smith

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