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ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO.
WILLIAMSTON. NORTH CAROLINA.
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Tuesday, March 8,1932
Go After It
Folks who are waiting for prosperity to come to
them are doomed to disappointment. The only kind
of prosperity we are going to get now is the kind
that we go after "ourselves, which, after all, is the
only kind that is worth anything. The money the
government is loaning out with the people is not for
the purpose of restoring prosperity to them; it is for
the sole purpose of stimulating them to run just a
little bit faster toward the prosperity goal.
The sooner we forget 1919, and its fancy prices,
follies, and sins, the better off we will be.
In these parts we have plenty to eat for this year.
The important thing now is to prepare for next year.
We will never be down and out just as long as we
have plenty to eat.
Cooperation and Sympathy Needed
A large number of landlords and tenants recently
Ml at the Parmele Colored School for the purpose
of talking over their problems and in order that they
may better understand each other's troubles, as well
as their needs. We still have both honest landlards
»nH tenants, yet never before have we had less sym
pathy and le» honesty and less real human coopera
tion between, landlord and tenant than we have to
day, entirely too many of both trying to play unfair
with the other.
The sooner we can get back to honest cooperation
between the landlord and tenant the better off we
will be. When a man furnishes his land and prem
ises, tools, fertilizers, and feeds his teams and ten
ants, the tenant owes it to him to do his duty in work
ing the land properly and properly caring for all the
things put in his keeping, as well as to take care of
all the crops and making an honest accounting of
them. And, of course, the landlord owes the same
honest consideration to the tenant.
But what has happened in these later years? The
tenant has had to have a fair advance for food, cloth
ing, doctor's bills, medicine, gasoline, and such other
things as the former styles have demanded; and when
low prices struck, the landlord has been almost forced
into bankruptcy. The tenant has run away from his
debts, leaving the landlord with the bag to hold. And
now, when the landlord is no longer able to feed him
and meet his demands, he is ready to complain.
It will take considerable sacrificing before farming
can be brought back to a safe basis. However, when
farmers and tenants cut out all money crops, raise
plenty for feed and food, have a good cow for every
family, and trade within the bounds of safety, we will
soon come back to prosperity.
So long as the landlord has to feed the tenant and
get his pay from crop 6 that did not grow or that he
did not get, and which sell far below the production
coM, times will be hard.
More cooperation, a more perfect understanding,
greater sympathy, and more honesty is sorely needed
in our farming systeiri.
A Worn-6 ut Pinion
"Boome Sketches" in The Watauga Democrat.
The other day the Democrat's linotype operator
noted ■ grating noise in the driving mechanism of the
' the main motor pinion, a fiber gear which had trans
mitted motive power for the intricate device had worn
its face to a frazzle against the steel gear with which
it was enmeshed. The pinion was slipped from the
motor shaft, a new one inserted, and the machine con
tinued its mass production of shiny new type for the
columns of The Democrat. The pause was brief and
these was slight inconvenience, but as one of the men
bald the frayed gear in a grimy hand, he grew pen
sive, and reflected on the work, which had ground a
way the traction surfaces. With pencil in hand he
set about to find out just what the discarded mechan
ism had done, and deduced that in its time it had
amde 841,640,000 useful revolutions, had cast no less
than 5,970/400 lines of type, and had been the means
of chaoafcling die news of Watauga County, both good
aadbad, foe a period of about eight years. The little
wheel una unnoticed and forgotten bjr those who knew
of its existence uatfl jtsuagfulncsa was ended. It
played an important part in the life of one communi
ty and ON realty, bat when the merciless grind of
weMeg wheels had saded its career, a millibo aew
phrions woe waiting to take its place, and carry oo
the work it had started. Thus wastes man. He fills
a tiny niche in this thing called Life, his body and
spirit ars worn out and crushed by labor, by sorrow,
and by pain .. . and he, too, is relegated to,an outer
realm, while a million new men are ready to cany
oa is his stead, and he is forgotten. Man and gears
mar out and cease to be, and the world is unaffected.
Many human beings are of less usefulness during their
careers than the little pinion which did a full share to
further the cause of knowledge and general useful
ness, and as it went to the junk heap, it carried with
it about the same actual knowledge of what this mad
race is all about as did those who fashioned it.
Time To Halt
The sooner the big nations of the earth refuse to
protect the plunderers of the resources of other na
tions, tha better off we will be ;
The Standard Oil Company demands a big army
and navy to protect the rich oil fields in other nations
which they gulled them out of by dishonest combina
tions with the rulers of those nations. TTie General
Electric Company has acquired most of the South
American natural power resources for a song by show
ing small favors to the leaders of those nations.
Now we find Japan gradually swallowing China,
and our own acts have been such that we are ashamed
to open our mouths. Wars will not cease as long as
governments back greed and dishonesty.
We ought to refuse to protect property in other
nations that was dishonestly acquired by Our great
Create Wealth, Not Waste It
Chicago finds 6,500 too many people on her pay
roll and has proceeded to dismiss them. It is a pretty
hard time to turn fellows out of a green pasture, yet
if they are not needed, they should go.
Prosperity can not be restored by pay rolls. It
must come by creating wealth, not by wasting it.
Too many folks have been drawing pay already, and
too few have actually been creating wealth.
If North Carolina should put every citizen in the
State on the pay roll, it would only make us poorer.
No city, county, state, or nation can make good times
return by putting half of its citizens on the pay roll
and taxing the other hall to pay them.
The same principle is involved in our war prepara
tions. The home folks who have to pay taxes to keep
up a big army and navy will always be under bond
age. No prosperity can live unless it is based on the
principle that each person, or most of them, at least,
earn what they get.
Halifax Jones in The Chapel Hill Weehly.
Every now and then I read, or hear somebody say,
that it is a terrible thing to administer corporal pun
ishment to children. I have seen a woman's eyes
glitter and her bosom heave with" indignation at the
suggestion that a spanking or a switching is a useful
means of stimulating good behavior.
"What! Strike a,child 1 How brutal! How cow
This denunciation of corporal punishment is one of
the modern fads and fancies in child training, and to
my mind it is exceedingly foolish. It is based on the
assumption that a child is a rational person—which
assumption is obvious nonsense. Until has lived
several years a child is, in its most familiar aspects —
its most lovable as well as its most hateful aspects—
a young animal. Some day, if it is normally intelli
gent and is properly trained, it will grow out of this
state; but, until it does, there is nothing
more apt to make it decently well-behaved than oc
casional contact with a hair-brush, a slipper, or a
My opinion in this matter does not proceed from
theory, but is the result of experience and observa
I can remember that I was sometimes spanked and
that it made me more endurable for a considerable
whis; I can remember, too, times when I should
have been spanked and wasn't. I have observed that
the most petulant, spoiled, annoying, and often un
happiest children, are those whose parents belong to
the nowHilarling-yoif-mustn't-do-that school; and that,
on the contrary, the most good-natured, friendly, and
considerate children are those who, when devilish,
have been made to feel a sting on a tender spot. Of
course, there are exceptions. There are some chil
dren—though I believe they are few—who do not
need spanking. There may be some with such a na
ture that spanking may not be good for them. But
I am not speaking of abnormal cases.
Perhaps the silliest statement made by the de
nouncers of corporal punishment is that the child/fo
ceiving it is cruelly "humiliated," and that th* ex
perience rankles and festers in the memory and
causes a lasting resentment against the offending par
ent. • My guess is that, for every one man who will
say that parental chastisement has hid any such ef
fecMtpon him, there are probably a thousand who will
testify to the opposite. The.plain truth is that a
whipping causes the same lasting resentment in a
child that it causes in a puppy, U., none at all.
If corporal punishment brings on the injurious con
sequences attributed to it by the new thoughters, how
then is one to explain the multitude of decent, self
respecting men and women with deep affection for
parents who believed in, and practiced, the old-faeh
ioned method of discipline?
Not long ago, at a public gathering, I was unlucky
enough to be seated- just in front of a youngster who
had been brought up on the theory that he should be
allowed to "express himself." He whined, and fidget
ed, and kicked the seats, and, altogether, made of him
self a thorough pest. He was gently admonished by
( .his mother now and thenr—and paid not the slightest
attention to anything she said. He robbed a dozen
or mote persons of their comfort for ah hour. God
save us from children who are allowed to "express
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FOR RENT: SMALL APART
ment; 3 furnished rooms with bath.
Appropriate for light housekeeping.
Apply to The Enterprise. mrß 2*.
Having this day qualified as execu
trix of the estate of C. A. Askew, de
ceased, late of Martin. County, North
Carolina, this is to notify all persons
holding claims against said estate to
present them to the undersigned for
payment on or before January 30, 1933,
or this notice will be pleaded in bar
of their recovery. All persons indebt
ed to said estate will please make im
This 30th day of January, 1932.
Mrs. DELLA F. ASKEW,
f2 6t Executrix.
~SALE OF VALUABLE FARM
Under and by virtue of the authority
conferred upon us in a deed of trust
executed by James H. Everett and
wife, Mattie Everett, on the 28th day
of May, 1925, and recorded in book
X-2, page 87-88, we will, on Saturday,
the 26th day of March, 1932, at 12
o'clock noon, at the courthouse door
in Martin County, v Williamston, N. C.,
sell at public auction, for cash, to the
highest bidder, the following land, to
All that certain piece or tract of
Nitrate of Soda, Sulphate
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of Ammonia, Land Plaster
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We have been appointed agents for the Eastern Cotton Oil
Company's products in this territory, and in addition to their fa
mous brands of fertilizers we will stock nitrate of soda, land
plaster, and sulphate of ammonia. Every one knows the reputa
tion of fertilisers made by the Eastern Cotton Oil Company and
I especially their famous "Farmer's Sensation." Before you buy
your fertiliser, get i)n touch with us at the —
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WILLIAMSTON, N. C. "
For the convenience of our customers, we will stock in large
quantities, all brands made by, the Eastern Cotton Oil Company.
, This arrangement will work to the advantage of the farmer, en
abling him to buy and haul hia fertilizer as he needs it. We can
save you money on your fertiliser and at the same time give you
one of the best products made. '
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INGRAM & WATTS
W. R. INGRAM W. B. WATTS
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land containing 157 acres, more or
less, situate, lying and being on the
W. side of the Washington road about
7 miles S. of the town of Roberson
ville in Cross Roads Township, Mar
tin County, N. C., having such shape,
metes, courses, and distances as will
more fully appear by reference to a
plat thereof made by T. Jones Taylor,
R. L. S., on the 20th day of May,
1925, and being bounded on the N. by
the J. B. Roberson land, now owned
by Bryant Little, and Stanley Hollis,
on the E. by the lands of J. A. Aus
borne and J. H. -Wynn, on the S. by
the lands formerly owned by Henry
Taylor and now J. C. Taylor, and
Transer Creek, and on the W. by
Transer Creek and the county line
between Pitt and Martin Counties, and
this being the same tract* of land
heretofore conveyed to the said
James H. Everett, by A. S. Roberson
and wife, Bettie Roberson, J. B. Rawls
and wife, Alicia Rawls, by deed dated
20th day of June, 1916, and recorded
in the office of the Register of Deeds
for Martin County in Book L-l, at
page 116, and R. H Mizell and wife,
Jane Mizell, by deed dated 19th day
of December, 1921, pnd recorded in
the office of the Register of Deeds for
"Martin County in Book E'2, at page
This sale is made by reason *f the
failure of James H. Everett and wife,
Mattie Everett, to pay off and dis-
charge the indebtedness secured by
said deed of trust.
A deposit of 10 per cent wilt be re
quired from the purchaser at the sale.
This the 22nd day of February, 1932.
W. G. BRAMHAM AND T.
L. BLAND, RECEIVERS
FOR FIRST NATIONAL
COMPANY OF DURHAM,
INC., TRUSTEE, FOR-,
MERLY FIRST NATION
AL TRUST COMPANY,
DURHAM, N. C. mrl 4tw
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that under
and by virtue of a power of sale con
tained in that certain deed of trust ex
ecuted by Willy Johnson and wife,
LOOK & LISTEN ;
Bunch's Stmt* Blood-Tssted Chichi
Art Ready. The Beet Bvar. Cm*
tamers Report Liability Almost 100
White and Barred Rocks
9*ds and White Wyandottss
30,000 Already Sold to Satisfied Cus
tomers. Don't You Want To Be One
BUNCH POULTRY i
FARM and HATCHERY
tmy!3 BTATESVILB, jj> C.
Carrie Johnson, to the underaigned
trustee, bearing date the 30U» day of
April, 1929. and of record ta the pub
lic reentry of Martin County in book
p-2.1t page 492, said daad of trust „
having been givea to aeciu-e a n*te of
even date therewith, default hhvtng
been made in the payment ofl aaid
note, and the term* and conditions in
said deed of trust not having been com-
Tjfrj with, the undersigned traatee
wilT on Monday, the 11th day of April
1932, at 12 o'clock noon, at the eoart
house door of Martin County, at Wil
liamston, North Carolina, offer at pub
lic sale, to the highest bidder, for caah,
a one-sixth undivided interest in Mid
to 'the following described tracts of b
land, that is to say:
First Tract: Situate three miles
north of Oak City aad on the Oak Gty
and Palmyra road, and bounded on
the north by the lands of E. H. Tur-
I ner, on the east by the l«*d« o# Mrs.
! E. H. Turner and W. F. Belflower,
on the south by the lands of J. S.
Johnson and on the west by J. T. ( •
(Matthews and M. L. Bunting, and
i containing one hundred (100) acres,
1 more or less, and known as the W.
J. Johnson home place.
I Second tract: A house and tot in„
1 the town of Oak City, sitiule on the
; west side of the Atlantic. Coaat Lute
I Railroad, and bounded on the south
1 by the lands of the Oak City Supply
Company, on the west by Maple Street
on the north by the lands of Conohp
Baptist church and S. W. andi W. W.
i Casper, and on the eaat by Kaimiad
containing one-fourth (1-4)
acre, more or iless, and /commonly
known as the W. J. John*®" re, !°«nce.
i This the 7th day of March, 19J2.
I A. R- DUNNING.
' mrß 4tw Trustee.
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