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Published Every Tuesday and Friday by The
ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO.
WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
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W. C. Manning „ Kditoi
(Strictly Cash in Advance)
IK MARTIN COUNTY
One y«ar '
Six months —— •'
OUTSIDE MARTIN COUNTY
Six month* . . u .7:
No Subscription Received for Less Than 6 Month!
Advertising Rate Card Furiushed Upon Kenueat
Entered at the post office in Williamston, N. C.,
as second-class matter under the act of Congres*
of March 3, 187y.
Address an communications to 'I lie Enterprise
and not to the individual members of the firm.
Friday, January 29, 1932
Higher Rate on Big Incomes
Secretary Mellon seems anvious to raise more
money. It would make nearly all the American peo
ple think a lot more of him if he would recommend a
higher rate of tax on big incomes like his own.
There is where Congress ought to stick until they
get more out of the wealthy.
Had Better Stick to the Farm
Lots of people are wandering around saying they
don't know what they are going to do this year. The
strange thing about it is that there are a few farmers
who want to leffve the farm because they can t make
money. A very foolish thing to do. If they get to
town they will not only find no job, but no money
and nothing to eat.
This is the day for every [>erson who can to go to
the farm. Some of them say they can't go because
the land owners can t feed them. Perhaps that is
true. Why, then*, not try to feed themselves on the
farm rather than hang around and say they can't get
a job? The man who knows no other business ex-,
cept farming had better stick to it tighter than ever.
A Lesson in Advertising
Martin County shoppers helped to force a lock
out in Rocky Mount Tuesday.
It was like this: A Rocky Mount concern adver
tised a big sale. It so influenced the mind of Mar
tin County shoppers that they made a mad, double
quick rush to the city to get some big bargains. When
they reached the store they found the power of ad
vertising had had the same influence over women from
a half dozen other counties that it had over them.
The doors were locked and closely guarded by a
force of policemen and only a very few ever entered
the store. The funny thing about it was that the
few who did get in say they found prices about like
they are in other places.
Any town or business man that us*s the right kind
of advertising, coupled with dependable goods and
fair treatment, will always succeed. It is a shame for
any town to let its customers slip away to others
towns that do advertise.
Any good merchant always has some'special bar
gains that the people need and want, but they fail
to tell them by advertising in a great many instances.
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The Rocky Mount merchent's advertising wis so
effoive that he could not let half of the people see fcta
goods who wanted to.
If you are « good merchant, nothing will rt*mm
at much dividends as proper advertising. The
without adveitiaing merchants it doomed to be* jmaM
town inhabited principally by disgruntled store
keepers. Experts who have succeeded always advo
cate advertising. They say that 3 per cent of the
gross income of a business spent in advertising is a
fair budget when properly handled.
A number of Martin County people last their iii*
and wasted their gasoline in trying te buy from an
out-of-town merchant because he advertised, and then
they could not trade because his ad brought so many
other folks they could not get in the store.
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Keep Away From Big Money Crops
Farmers should remember that these is plenty o f
tobacco and cotton in the world. And, too, they should
remember that the people of the world have very lit
tle money. For these reasons, those expecting to get
good prices for either cotton or tobacco next fall are
going to be sadly disappointed.
Better keep off of a big crop of either. Do not
waste your money and labor trying to make big
money crops this year.
The Debt We Owe The Merchant
No class of business men appreciate friendship
more than the merchant does. Although he is in
business to make a living, yet he is more than that.
He is a"man who puts his knowledge, experience,
money, and time together to., bring commodities from
other parts of the earth so the section that he serves
may be able to be supplied proj>erly. His activities
are quite as necessary to the well-being of a section
as any business or profession in the land.
He saves his customers many times as much as he
gets himself. In fact, if it were not for the work of
the merchant, we would find it extremely hard and
very costly to get the actual necessities of life. How
would the housewife get her sugar, coffee and salt
if she had to go to the place of production to secure
The more sup|>ort we give our home merchant, the
better able he is to serve us. There are no two people
who should stand nearer together than the buyer and
the seller. When the farmer and the merchant co
operate in an honest way, things are made easier
for both. Friendship and cooperation are two of
the great needs of the hour.
If we would help ourselves and our community,
then it behooves us to buy more at home and lea#
from the mail-order houses.
Possibly a Blessing in Disguise
The State has been rather harshly critical in its
condemnation of the extravagance of counties and
towns issuing bonds and going in debt. There is
ground for such criticism. But how about the Stete,
which boasted so loudly a few months ago about how
cheaply it could borrow money? Now the tide has
turned, and the State is finding it just as herd as any
body else to get money. It is often a good thing not
to be able to borrow, because if you can't borrow you
don't have to pay back. And, too, when we can't get
just what we want, somp other way will be provided
which may be better for us.
Where There Must Be No Curtailment
Times may get so hard that we will be forced to
eat less, wear less, smoke less, drink less, ride l?»s,
and work more. But it makes no, difference what
hap(>ens, we should see that the youth of the country
Birth Rate for Town Goes
Down While Death
According to a report made by Reg
istrar R. J. Nelsan thi» week, there
is a marked variation in vital statistic*
filed this year and those filed last year
for Parmele, Robersonville town, and
Robcrponville township. Philandering
rascality popped up again ,the town
ship and two towns reporting 15 il
legitimate births. With the 25 ille
gitimate births already [reported by
Wilbamiton and Bear Grass Town
ships, it looks as if the crop of ras
cal* in the county will be a very fruit
Five violent deaths were reported in
the district during the part year, ten
other deaths reported in Parmele and
in the township resulting at birth. Of
the five violent deaths, three resulted
I The birth rate for the town of Rob
'ersonville decreased and the death rate
increased. Parmele is near the top
j with one of the highest birth rates and
a fairly low death rate. The town
•*hip, -with MO births, had a rate of
! 37.2 per 1,000 population, the death
rate being 15.2.
| Number of deaths and births and the
tatea per 1,000 population are tabulat
ed for the two towns and towships,
I Town of Robersonville: No. Rate
Births - 14 11.8
I Death* —l9 16-1
I Town of Par DM is: No. Rate
i Births l2 35.2
I Deaths 4 11.7
Towiuhip No. Rate
Births 110 37.2
Death* 45 15-2
CAR IS BURNED
Chevrolet Coach of Ed Roe
Smith Destroyed Near
The Chevrolet coach of Ed Roe
Smith, colored preach of Williams
ton, was burned last Tuesday night
between here and Robersonville.
Smith, traveling toward Roberson
ville, threw mud and dirt freely when
the car caught fire, but he was unable
| to check the flames believed to have
started from a short circuit under the
Insurance was carried on the car,
according to information received
" DR. V H7MEWBORNT"
Robaraonville at Fulmar'* Drug Store,
Tuesday After Third Sunday Each
Williamston at Atlantic Hotel, Wed
nesday After Third Sunday Bach
Plymouth at O'Henry Drug Store,
Thursday After Third Sunday Each
Kree Examined Glaase* Fitted
Home Oftce Kinston. N. C '
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Ever Taste 9 Em When Made of 1;
RED ROSE FLOUR
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I i CRUST ANp ALL, you'll like every 4 .I|
crumb of them. Buttered or with your fav
orite Ham or Jam, you'U pack away Beveral ■
of them every meal. Biscuits well made ■
from Red Rose Flour are delicious. If you I
are not using Red Rose, make a change— ■, u
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f® Harrison Wholesale Co. I
WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA i I, £
AFTER 43 YEARS ]
Plymouth, N. C., January »v-
Teara trickled down the cheeks
of a whits and colored man bare K
thia week whan they parted after
43 years of working together on
the aame farm without a dispute
or unpleasant work.
Sam Hines, negro, 63 years of
age, went to work on the farm of
, George Ayera when ha waa 21
yeara of ace. The negro gave his
landlord a mule when be was leav
ing to enter the employ of J. C
Spruill, former county commis
Inconvenience brought on by a
relative moving in with Mr. Ayers
was the cause of Hines leaving
his landlord. He would go back
now "if Mr. Ayers had a shelter
for me to live in." Numbers of
people have vainly endeavored to
employ Hines, as his good dispo
sition is well known in Washing
Lincoln Farmers Sell 31
Pounds Poultry Minute
> Lincoln Couaty farmers sold 31
'pounds of poultry a minute from 8
[o'clock in the morning until 5 o'clock
in the afternoon at a cooperative sale
held recently, when $2,380.05 was real
ized by those selling.
Martin County farmers have 60 cars
of cured sweet potatoes for sale from
the curing houses of the county.
NEXT time you are out I
of fix as the remit of ir
regular or faulty bowel
movement, try Thedford'a
Black-Draught for the re
freshing relief it gives
thwwanda of paople who take it
Mr. E W. Cecil.a construction super
intendent in Pulaski, V*L, aaya:
"When I gat oon
stipnUd, my head achea, and I
have that dull, tirad foaling—just
not aqual to my work. I don't
feel hungry and I know that I
need ao me thing to my
system, so I take Black-Draught
We have found it a great help."
Sold In 25-cent packages.
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MEAT SPOILED BY
Thousands of Pounds Be- (
lieved Lost by County
Thousands of pound* of pork,
slaughtered during the past few weeks
by farmers who became impatient with
a winter that brought weather more
like April than January, has spoiled
in this territory.
Tired of /ceding their hog*, hungry
for fresh sausage and spare rib*, many
farriers killed a part of th«ir hogs,
trusting to their own reading* of the
weather sign* and hoping that nature
would be itself and bring cold weath
er. In many cases, those who have
killed have encountered difficulty in |
saving the meat from spoiling and '
have been forced to haul their tainted
pork into the wood* for the cultures
of the air to feast upon.
666 Liquid or Tahfeta UMd internally
and 666 Salve externally, make a com
plete and. affective treatment for Cold*.
$5,000 in Cash Prizes
Ask Your Druggist lor Particular*
C. 0. Moore & Co.
Heavy and Fancy Groceries
We Thank You for 1931 Patronage and Hope To
Serve You Better in 1932
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
18. F. PERRY
■ WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA
I Old Home Cash
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I MAKE OUR STORE YOUR STORE'
Friday, January 29, 1932
In Mamory of Oar Qaitfac B*bT.
Our darling Princess is goae to rest.
To reign with God. forever fclcaaed.
Her little tongue will no more praise
A Saviour's lore redeeming grace.
Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep.
Which no one ever wakes to weep.
No fear, no woe shall dim that hour
That manifests the Saviour's power.
Little Princess is gone.
Her voice is still.
Her place is vacant in our home.
Which never can be filled.
I am waiting here below.
Sooo I, after her, shall go.
I pray in heaven my place be prepared
Then I will be with her over there.
I am hoping for a welcome
In heaven's golden door.
When I shall meet her
Over on that other shore, e
Little Princess left me broken-hearted.
How much I miss her no one knows;
Oh, we soon will meet in heaven.
When we meet we will part no more.
May God bless her remaining fam
ily. May they have the sweet a**ur
ance of meeting where there is no
more tickneaa .sorrow, nor sad fare
By her mother,
Mr*. T. C. RAWLS.