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Tuesday, April 19, 1932
The Fun Begins
The fun has commenced. That is, the street cor
ners, back alleys, and broadways are now ringing and
reverberating with baseball chat. Lots of folks who
do not know much of anything else are giving the
scientific explanation of baseball. They are telling
about all kinds of curves and how to swing bats and
the name of every player. Som e of them can actually
tell the name of every player and his batting aver
age for the past 17 years.
It is certainly a fine thing for those who have
" nothing else to think about or talk about to just lounge
around a whole summer and talk about baseball, and
especially if they happen to win a nickel bet on some
batter or some particular league.
Yes; the fun is on; they are already talking and
gambling about the winner.
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Disgraceful and Humilating Dances
It is a little humiliating to hear so much about
drunks and fights at Williamston dances.
It is said these dances are drawing many bootleg
gers from miles away—a type of people that good
girls should be kept away from. And then, too, they
say that some questionable women are coming to
these events. The mothers of the community will do
well to keep their boys from the company of such
It is hard enough in this modern age to take care
of the youngsters, without opening up the gates and
inviting in the scum of the earth to sow their seed
of death, hell and destruction broadcast into our
midst, leaving us to grope in shame, sin, and misery.
Beware of the fellow who says there is no harm,
and never say that youth has to sow its wild oats.
Both statements are false.
A Sad Scene
' —— "
One of the sad scenes of the week is the trial of
a young lady of good position and her father, a judge
of the state courts, going on trial in the criminal courts
—the daughter charged with embezzling a consider
able sum of money from the State, the father charged
with hiding the crime by altering and destroying rec
ords. »
We seem to be passing, through a cycle of life when
people disregard honesty and truth. The urge for
wealth, ease, and society was so strong with this young
lady that she rushed across all lines of restraint and
reason, and, according to her plea, took money that
was not her own.
The judge was under the pressure of grief when
he committed his crime, by his own admission. But
he made a mistake in trying to hide a crime. Doubt
less he made his greatest mistake years ago when he
failed to teach his daughter "thou not steal."
Too many homes are stressing the pleasant side of
life and leaving off the important tnatters of teaching
honesty, truth, industry, humbleness to their children."
The daughter is accused of stealing, the falher—a
judge—of lying and making records lie:
Smith's Ingratitude
The Democratic party cut its own throat when it
nominated A 1 Smith for the presidency in 1928, and
it now looks like A 1 wants to cut th e party's throat in
the coming campaign. A spirit of deep ingratitude.
Can it be that Raskob, the Radical, is still trying
to boa* the Democratic party?
Foolish Expenditures
Are folks Itill throwing their money away foolish
ly ? It seems that some are.
It would appear that the force of the lesson that
we have had thrust before us would teach us to know
better. However, we refuse to deny ourselves the
pleasures and are still maintaining and sustaining the
people who furnish the luxuries just as we have done
for the put IS years.
We have heavy taxes, and they need to be lowered,
but we need not charge too much of our troubles to
taxes. If we had spent all of our money as wisely as
we have oar tax money, we would have more to show
tor it than we now have.
We win not find prosperity until we shift from a
policy of wastefulness to a policy of rigid economy.
While we em not avoid taxes, *i can stop many of
oar wasteful expenditures here and (hare. ~
The Bonus Bill
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The bonus bill is about to cause a bust in the ranks
of its advocates. The leaders are against it gener
ally, while the rank and file are for it.
Tfjh" f>"»rnitipnt ran pay nff with a, Spprial
sue of new money, it will T>e a fine thing to pay off.
On the other hand, if the government has to go out
and borrow money from sharks that already are sap
ping us to deith with interest, then it will be very
unwise and should not be done.
A Valuable Factory
Whoever owns a cow owns one of the most eco
nomical manufacturing plants known to either science
or industry. And the beauty about this manufactur
ing plant is that any farmer can own one, as well as
grow the raw materials it uses. The farmer who does
not have a good cow is as badly off as the farmer who
has to go to the store to buy hi? aJtehandles and sin
gletrees.—Upton G. Wilson, Winston-Salem Journal
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Salary Reduction Not Popular
Beaufort News.
So far it appears that only one representative in
Congress from North Carolina has indicated a will
ingness to have his salary reduced. We refer to the
Honorable feward W. I 'ou, who represents the fourth
district and has been a member of Congress for a long
time. When Mr. ik>u first became a member he drew
a salary of $5,000 a year, later this was advanced to
$7,500 and then to SIO,OOO. Of course, there are also
liberal allowances for traveling expenses and clerical
help. The increase to SIO,OOO was predicated on the
high cost pf living in Washington and elsewhere.
If the salaries of members of Congress and all Fed
eral officeholders and employees remain unchanged,
this amounts to an increase, because living expenses
have certainly decreased very materially. It appears
however that Congressmen do not regard this fact as
a sufficient reason for a reduction. Some of them
talk about what tfrey could make at home; the mem
ber from the third district stated that he was a $20,-
000 a year man before he went to Congress.
With but two exceptions, the members of Congress
from Carolina, Senators and Representatives,
are lawyers. They are no doubt quite willing to ac
cept fees right now if they are big enough. They do
some practice in vacation time and sometimes they
do not mind leaving Washington when Congress is
in session if the inducements are sufficiently interest
ing. It is hard to believe that many Congressmen
are holding their jobs at a sacrifice to themselves.
If so, ther e are plenty others ready to take their
Food For Thought
The Watauga Democrat„
The downcast eye, the solemn stare, the gutteral
the perplexed glances, the whispered
curses ... all tell us that times are hard. To walk
along Main Street on Monday morning one would
think that the end of time is not far distant. You
meet one man who is the father of two charming chil
dren, each of which bears great promise for the future.
His tabljp fairly groans beneath the weight of three
elegant meals daily. ' His home is paid for. He has a
large circle of friends who stand by him "through thick
and thin," his health is good, his taxes are paid, he has
no enemies. But the gentleman curses his luck, and
vows that the world has gone to the dogs. He has
worried because his earnings have not been as large
this month as they were a year ago. He ovrelooks
all of the blessings which have been bestowed upon
him, and lies awake night; because the dollar is more
elusive than it used to be.
And there is a young fellow who has a steady job.
His wages are practically the same as they were in
the "good old days." He wears good clothes, can af
ford many luxuries, lives in a neat cottage, and is un
encumbered by debt. But he is badly worried. He
doesn't have but three good suits, and he hasn't had
a new automobile since last spring. He's carrying his
"bag of troubles" ungracefully, and he howls like an
Indian every time he meets a friend.
And a tradesman passes with his dinner bucket—
a bucket filled to the brim with wholesome food. He
has cared for his family like a good fellow, and the
people honor him. His job is steady, his hours are
pleasant, his pay is fair. But that same scowl has
left its mark on his otherwise pleasant face. He's
troubled about economic conditions—the nation faces
Down the street trips a pretty woman. Her gown
is of sheerest silk, her stockings are as finely woven
as a cobweb. Her shoes are of imported leather.
Around her neck is a fox fur which probably had its
origin up in the Hudson Bay Country. She's pretty,
she's popular, she has every reason to be happy. But
hard times are on the fair lady's face; she's worry
ing about the depression. Her children wear the best
that money can buy, her home is a model of comfort;
but she's fuming and fretting herself sick over imag
inary troubles. % ~
It's the same story everywhere: Folks forget that
bodily comfort and pleasant surroundings and true
friendships are the things that really matter . . . that
gold and jewels and fine raiment are just the glam
orous decorations of living. They fail to realise that
: | the sun shines just as brightly on their humble prem
ises as on the king's mansion; that the stars which
twinkle with friendly abandon in the heavens belong
equally as much to them as to the crowned monarchs
of the eastern world. They/ forsake the infinite for
the finite, they become worshipers of false gods.
There is a depression, just as surely as there is an
earth or a heaven, but folks here have ilttle reason for
complaint. Their blessings have been numerous, their
sorrows insignificant. And lots of the talk we hear
about hard &KB (to use • slangy expression) is just
"plain, unadul tared 'baloney.'"
Sic 'Em —:- —IT^ - '
There has been much done to help |
the unemploed in thjs community, but
the need still is great, especially where
homes contain man little children
whose bodies are neither nourished .
nor clothed. Many of the towns in ,
the state have planted municipal gar- ;
dens from which vegetables may be
obtained for those who can not become
gardeners themselves. Williamston has
plenty of vacant spots that could be
used, and there is some ..acreage around
the water plant which would furnish
much food this spring, summer, and
fall. Men in the employ of the town
could be ilsed during spare moments,
and a number of the unemployed
would be only too glad to help in the {
cultivation of these crops. Both sweet
and irish potatoes could be grown in i
a quantity helpful to many. j,
Salads, onions, turnips, and other |
quick-growing vegetables would fur- 
nish noruishment for the poorly fed
children. Those people having garden l
spots of their own could be given seed
and fertilizer and thus helped to live. '
It is not too late for the board of
aldermen to consider the Riatter and
start something worth while. The
money expended would bring a splen- -
did return during the year. Why not'
act now ,
Cooperative System Enters
Its Eleventh Year of
• •
Raleigh,—Cotton cooperative inar-J
keting in North Carolina, now enter- j
ing its eleventh year, is here to stay.l
| So, indirectly, says the withdraws!
report of the North Carolina Cotton;
| Growers Cooperative Association,'
! which (hows that, although the gates ;
I were thrown wide open during the
I months of January and February,!
withdrawals were less than four per.
cent of the membership—3.B6 per cent,.
to be exact.
Most of those withdrawing explained !
they were doing so only because they
All notices of candidacy for
County Offices must be filed with me
on or before—
Friday, May 20th
None Will Be Accepted After That Date
Sylvester Peel
had found it no longer profitable to i
grow cotton and that they did not I
want the association to incur mailing j
expense on their account.
A withdrawal clause permitting any_
member to draw out any time during
the first two months of the year was .
inserted in the second contract, writ-1!
ten five years ago and under which the
association now operates. To date rel-|
atively few have withdrawn under the,
privilege, however.
The State cotton cooperative during
the past 10 years has handled 1,200,000
bales of cotton for which it paid back!
to members in excess of $100,000,000.;
Its members now number more than ■
Wilkes Farmers Do n
Considerable Terracing
To prevent soil erosion in Wilkes 1
County, the farmers have done con-'
siderable terracing this spring and will
plant a larger acreage of grass and
Under and by virtue of the authority
contained 1n that certain deed of trust
executed to the undersigned trustee by
R. C. Jones on the ls.t day of January, J
1924, and of record in the public reg
istry of Martin County in book Q-2,
at page 301, said deed of trust having
been given to secure certain notes of
even date and tenor therewith, and
the stipulations therein contained not
having been complied with, and at the
request of the parties interested, the
undersigned trustee will, on Friday,
the 29th day of April, 1932, at 12 o'-|
clock m., in front of the courthouse j
door, in the town of Williamston, N.'
Cf, offer for sale to the highest bidder,!
for cash, the following described prop
(alotaLs !
For lazy liver, stomach and
I kidneys, biliousness, indi
gestion, constipation, head. j
ache, colds and fever. j
10# and 35# at dealers. I
A tract of land in Goose Nfcst Town
ship, Martin County, North Carolina,
beginning in the Sam Cross line, at or
near a red oak; thence down.,a big
path west 88 yards to a stake, thence
north 112 yards to small sweet gum
near by; thence at right angles east
88 yards to a red oak in Sam Croat's
line; thence along Sam Cross's line to
the beginning, and being the same land
conveyed to said R. C. Jones by deed
from F. L. Gladstone.
Dated this the 28th day of March,
mr29 4tw Trustee.
Elbert S. Peel, Attorney.
Under and by virtue of the power of
sale contained in a certain deed of
trust executed on the 12th day of Sep
tember, 1930, by Mary Bridges to the
undersigned trustee, and of record in
the public registry of Martin County,
Bunch's State Blood-Toted Chick*
Are Raady. The Best Ever. Cus
tomers Report Livability Almost 100
Per Cent
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TKI only pot of gold you'll find at the foot
of the rciinhou■ li the one you
bury there younelf
ALL that will be there when you get there
—and "there" is anytime after you cash the
last salary check—
la what you have sent on ahead. , &
It isn't going to be easier to save money
on some happy tomorrow than it is today.
To save money, you have to make money.
After the money-making days have stopped,
you can't save.
Start that Life Insurance savings program
today. Remember there'll be no financial
Tuesday, April 19, 1932
lin book C-3, at page 349, said deed of
trust having been given for the par
pose of securing"! note of even date
and tenor therewith, default having
been made in the payment of same,
i and at the request of the holder of
same, the undersigned trustee will, on
Wedensdav. tht. 27th xbur of Afril.
t932, at 12 o'clock m. t in n-ont of the
courthouse door in Williamston, North
Carolina, offer for sale to the highest
bidder, for cash, the following describe
ed real estate, to wit: .
A house and lot in the town of
Hamilton, North Carolina, adjoining °\
the lands of Harry Waldo, William
Reeves, Jerry Bennett, and others, and
being the identical land described in
a deed from T. B. Slade and wife to
Mary Bridges, dated January 4th, 1927,
and of record in the public registry
of Martin County in book V-2, at page
333. Reference being made to said _
deed for a more perfect description.
This the 26th day of March, 1932.
mr 29 4tw Trustee.
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