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ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO.
WILLIAMSTON. NORTH CAROLINA.
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Friday, April 29, 1932
Violating a Fundamental Principle
Why should people be forced to support churches?
There >as a time jvhen many nations taxed the pub
lic for the support of a church or churches, and there
are still a few such countries. Yet it is generally ac
cepted as a just and true principle to permit every
man the right to be for any religion he likes or for no
religion if he chooses. The State is for all - [ieople,.
therefore all people are required to pay taxes toward
It is understood that a request will be presented to
the Town Board of Williamston at its next meeting
to relieve the churches of the town from the payment
of paving assessments. This is a stab at Thomas
Jefferson, who said that the church and state should
forever be separated.
Now, when the churches are relieved, the burden
of their portion of the assessments is thrown on the
people at large—those who are for the church and
those who are against it alike. In other words, if a
man does not like to support the church—whether
or is held up and made
to do so anyway. Jews and Catholics will have to
help keep up Protestant churches, under this plan,
whether they like it or not. It is simply a case of
forcing one kind of religion down another fellow's
throat, regardless of his wishes in the matter, to the
extent of making him help take care of the church's
People generally feel that the churches should
take care ql their own property, rather than violate a
principle of government which we have cherished so
long—and guaranteed us by our constitution —the
absolute separation of church and state.
Some argue that it is a small thing for churches to
ask for relief. It will help raise the burden of tax
ation on others, until widow's homes are sold to pay
If a man doesn't like the church, don't force him
to support it.
Postponing the Evil Day
The question of selling property for taxes on the
first Monday in June is being discussed throughout
the State. The law requires the commissioners to or
der the sale, and they have no alternative or choice
in the matter. No settlement can be made, nor can
any new taxes be collected until the sale is made and
a final accounting filed by the tax collector.
The fact that land is sold for taxes does not neces
sarily mean that the owner immediately loses title,
for he still has about three years in which to redeem
his property before title can be passed to another.
It can not be denied that people are depressed and
that many can not pay their taxes. However, those
people who economize and pay their bills will have
to pay higher taxs if others are permitted to go from
year to year without paying.
One of our greatest troubles throughout the past
years has come from putting off "pay-day" too long.
Our Tariff Wall
Well, it makes no difference how high a tariff wall
England builds, she can't get out of speaking distance
with the United States. We Americans are leaders
when it cotnes to building high tariff walls. We are
always away Out in front. In fact, we have gone too
far, and when other nations retaliate with prohibitive
tariff rates, it is going to penalize our trade.
Dollar Worth Too Much
The Washington Progress spoke the truth when it
said the only one cure for the hard times is changing
the value of the dollar.
The dollar is worth too much now; it buys too
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North Carolina Still Dry
The wet and dry vote which the literary Digest is
taking is still going on gad so far the wet side is very
much in the lead. In North Carolina the two sides
are about even, but in most of the other states, ex
cept Kaunas, the anti-prohibitionists are considerably
ahead. We believe that there has been some increase
in the sentiment against prohibition, but in so far as
North Carolina is concerned, a real »Wtir>n would
show the Mate in the prohibition column.
Watch These Fellows!
Is U just and right tor men who are on the state's
pay rolj for performing certain duties to lay down
their work and go into the field to try to elect cer
tain men to high offices who will be favorable to their
-reappointment to the. .offices they-are. -now.Jiegkfilng >
while they still draw their salaries and expenses?
The folks ought to watch these fellows who are
drawing salaries from the state and see who they are
for, then think a little, and then be sensible.
Every man of that type should be cut off of the
public pay roll, and there are plenty of them. It is
unfair and dangerous for the pay roll gang to take
charge of the political campaigns between contestants
of the party that is supporting them. Vet that is just
what is going on in this good old state of ours, and
still some folks talk about clean politics.
Massachusetts a Poor Barometer
Massachusetts has no desire to elect a Democratic
President. What that state has tried to do for 60
years is to crush the Democratic party and milk the
Massachusetts as a national barometer, it will be sure
to run into a storm before the fall passes.
Pennsylvania's Puny Primary
That Pennsylvania Democratic primary vote be
tween Roosevelt and Smith was certainly a puny
thing. With 40 per cent of the precincts heard from,
indications are that the total vote of Smith and Roose
velt will not run much over 250,000 votes. If the
same ratio holds good throughout the count, which
is extremely small in a State that cast 3,122,968 votes
in the last general election, it will be less than one
fourth of the last Democratic vote. If the two rivals
for delegates can only get one-fourth as many \fotes
as was cast for Smith in the last election, then it would
seem that both men are extremely weak, or that the
party is dying in that state. . -
Wisdom would indicate that the party should go
South or West for a leader. The North has run our
politics and our business too long.
Who Has Raeson To Complain
Mr. Rockefeller sorely complained at his great
losses because stock prices have gone down. Yet Mr.
Rockefeller still owns his property. The "gang" still
owns the electricity, the oil, the gas, the railroads,
the chemicals, the tin pans, the tobacco, and all and
every other thing in the country and at Washing
ton. It is true that stocks are down, but still they
have more value than ever.
Only a few years ago a land bank mortgage cover
ed only half the value of a farm. Now, it covers it
all, and gets the whole farm when it is sold. Still the
land bank bonds are worthly only 40 cents on the dol
Be that as it may, it is not the land bank that is
getting it in the neck; it is th e poor landowner who
is the loser. He loses his whole farm when he thought
he was only mortgaging half of it when the loan was
made. Nor did the mortgage holder expect to get
the whole farm when r he made the loan., Now, the
net result is that the bondholder gets twice as much
from his investment as he expected.
The holder of tke bonds has no reason to complain.
The poor fellow who marches his weeping family from
the old home to enter some rented hovel is the fellow
who has had the hard luck from the depression.
The stockholders and speculators and bondholders
of the country are trying to raise sympathy by say
ing that the value of their stocks have gone down,
when the truth is that they have much more property
now than in better times. ' The stock and produce
gambler is'a menace to prosperity and civilization.
Dawes Takes His Stand
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Mr. Dawes seems to be on the side of the "money
gang." He thinks it would be disastrous for the gov
ernment to issue $2,400,000,000 in additional cur
rency. He says to inflate the currency of the coun
try—that is, put more money in circulation, will de
stroy the confidence in the country which has now
Such a statements doubtless untrue as to its effect
on 999 out of every 1,000 people. Such an action by
the government would break the death grip of the
money barons, who have locked up the money of the
country to such an extent that it takes five times as
many farms to pay the interest on their bonds as it
took when the bonds were issued.
And then, too, Mr. Dawes seems inclined to stand
with the banking interests in dominating the money
system. Our government has turned its money sys
tem over to the bankers of the country (o contract
and expand as they please. The Federal Reserve
Banks are permitted to issue ten times as much cur
rency as their capital and surplus, loan it to whomso
ever they please, and charge interest for their own ac
count, with no profit to the government, because the
government has no stock whatever in the Federal Re
serve System. Nor does the government boss
banks that issue the currency; on the other hand, the >
banks actually boss the government.
The Federal Rserve Bank of the Fifth District has
issued and now has outstanding $109,346,920 worth
of Federal Reserve notes, yet it only has a capital and
surplus of $16,960,966.30. In other words, the mone
tary system of our country is a bankers' monopoly,
for the big banks only. It is so handled that money
is good, but corn, wheat and labor are not good. If
the labor and products of the country were safeguard
ed as well as the money is we would havei no panics
,and all woUld be good. As it is, nothing but money
is good and by certain methods, the money is cornered
in the hands of the few.
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THE MILLS WANT
Cotton mills of tlie South and yf |
certain foreign countries want cbtton
with a staple length of one inch to'
one and one-sixteenth inch. The Southj
has little competition in cottons of l
this length, hut it is producing more
•of the three-fourths and seventh-;
of the three-fourths and seven-eighths
inch cottofis than local mills can use.'
When this is exported, it comes into
competition with cotton of similar,
staple length grown by the cheap la- 1
bor. of India and China.
Thus does I'. H. Rime, plant breed
er of the North Carolina Experiment
Station at State College, argue for
the growing of inch and better cottons
Mr. Kime says the premiums paid
for this better cotton have not de
creased so rapidly as has the basic
price of cotton. During 1931, the
premiums were relatively 'higher in
proportion to the price of seven
eights inch cotton than they have been
for several years.
"When cotton is selling at from six
to seven cents a pound, profitable pro
duction may be expected only when
highest cash returns an acre are pro
cured at the lowest cost a pound. The
choice of a variety is one of the im
portant factors affecting yield and
cash returns," says Mr. Kime. "In
addition to having the right staple
length, this cotton should set a good
crop of bolls, mature reasonably early
and produce *a high yield of lint an
Some of the varieties which have
given the desirable length of lint and
yielded well in North Carolina under
tests by the Experiment Station are
Mexican, strains Nos. 58, 87 and 128;
Cleveland 5, strains 2 and 5; Cleve
land 884, strains 2 and 4, and Cleve
land 20, strain 3: Down in the lower
coastal plain, where cotton grows
rank and boll weevil damage is heavy,
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it might he wise to use the Foster.
varieties. These are a little earlier!
and have lighter foliage than the Mexi- I
can and*.,, Cleveland cottons.
Get Fair Price for Early
Chicks in Catawba County
About 20 Catawba County farmers
are already marketing early broilers
this spring. Some 200 chicks have
been sold at fair prices,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Having this day qualified as admin- !
istrator of the estate of Ronald W.
Wynn, deceased, notice is hereby giv- |
cn to all persons holding claims a- j
gainst said estate to present them to i
the undersigned for payment on or j
"before the 3rd day of March, 1933, or j
this notice will be pleaded in bar of ,
the recovery of the same.
All persons indebted to said estate
will please appear and make prompt,
payment of. tlie same.
This 3rd day of March, 1V32.
E. G. WYNN.
a 22 6tw Administrator.
I Delinquent Tax List I
I Now Being P I
I ADVERTISING! I
I ALL DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS WILL I
I VERY LIKELY BE ADVERTISED NEXT I
I WEEK. THIS WILL BE OUR I
I Last Warning I
I SEE THAT YOUR TAXES ARE PAID AT I
I ONCE. ANY DELAY MEANS ADDED EX- I
I PENSE. I
IC. B. Roebuck I
SHERIFF, MARTIN COUNTY
NOTICE OP SALE
Notice is hereby given that urider
and by virtue of the power of sale con
tained in that certain deed of trust ex
i ecuted by Arthur Cherry and wife to
; the undersigned trustee, bearing date
April Ist, 1930, and of record in the
Cublic registry of Martin County in
ook S-2, at page 305, said trust deed
having been given to secure the pay
ment of a certain note of even date
therewith, and default in the payment
of said note, and the terms and stip
ulations in said deed of trust not hav
ing been complied with, the under
i .signed trustee will, on Monday, the
! 16th day of May, 1932, at twelve o'-
clock noon, at the courthouse door of
| Martin County at Williamston, North
I Carolina, offer at public sale to the
! highest bidder, for cash, the following
| described land, to wit:
All that tract or parcel of land, con-
J taining 45 5-10 acres, more or less,
! situate and being on the road leading
from Hassell, N. C., to Williamston,
, N. C., and being about one mile east
of Hassell, N. C , and bounded on the
i north by the lands of E. C. Winslow,
j on the east by the lands of J. W. Cher
ry, on the south by the above »aid
Friday, April 29, 1932
public road, on the west by the land*
of Mary E. Cherry.
This the 13th day of ApriL 1932.
_ W. F. HAISLIP,
aIS 4tw Trustee.
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in a certain deed of
trust executed on January 18, 1930, by
IA. " and wife. NeUic Hadley,
i to the undersigned trustee, and of rec
. ord in the public registry of Martin
County in book C-3, at page 151, said
deed of trust having been given for the
j purpose of securing a note of even date
and tenor therewith, default having
been made in the payment of same,
and at the request of the holder of
same the undersigned trustee will, on
Friday, May the 19th, 1932, at 12 o'-
clock m., in front of the courthouse
door in Williamston, North Carolina,
offer for sale to the highest bidder, for
cash, the following described real es
tate, to wit: .
Bounded on the north by the lands
of Eureka Lumber Company and on
the west by the lands of George A.
Peel, and on the south by the Bill
Rogers place, now owned by W. State
Revels, and on the east by the lands
of A. D. Hadley, and containing 100
' acres, more or less, above description
; Riven below in a different way, but
both I*ing the same piece of lands.
1 Beginning at iron stake at the Geo.
.A. Peel line and running down his
line to the swamp, and running down
tlie swamp to a crossing place, and
then up the branch to the Eureka line
back to the iron stake to the begin
; This the 18lh day of April, 1932.
R. G. HARRISON,
a 22 4tw Trustee.
DR. V. H. MEWBORN
Eye* Examined Glasses Fitted
Roberaonville at Fulmer's Drug Store,
Tuesday After Third Sunday Each
Williamston, at Davis Pharmacy, on
Wednesday After Third Sunday of
Plymouth at O'Henry Drug Store,
Thursday After Third Sunday Each
At Tar bora, N. C., Every Friday and
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