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PrtHilnl Rw*7 Tuesday s»d Friday by Ths
ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO.
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(Strictly Cuh in Advance)
IN MARTIN CQUNTY
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OUTSIDK MARTIN COUNTY
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Advertising Kate Card Furnished Upon Request
Entered at the post office in Williamston, N. C~
as secood-cWss matter under the act of Congress
of March 3, 1879. ■ _ •_• _
Address an communications to The Enterprise
and not to the individual members of th# ir®.
Tuesday, May 3,1932
A Duty of the Congress
Secretary of the Treasury Mills warns Congress not
to tamper with the currency. Certainly, he does not
want the country to handle the money of the coun
try. The rich bankers now dominate our entire mon
etary system, which is one of the principal troubles
with business today. ——.
Congress ought to take hold of the entire circulat
ing system of all kinds of currency. Then Mr. Mills,
Mr. Morgan, and Mr. Mellon will not make quite so
much money, and the common run of folks who do
the work and the producing will get more.
Knowledge Our Greatest Asset
Don't let anything destroy the schools. It is true
they may not have been just what we would have
had them be during the past IS years, yet the best
money we have spent has been for schools, and the
best money we will spend during the coming ten years
will be for education.
Knowledge is our greatest asset. A properly edu
cated man dressed in rags is worth a lot more to him
self and his community than a "dressed-up fool."
Mr. Ford Is Wrong
Mr. Ford made a big mistake in his figures when
he said a working man can make SSOO a year addi
tional by having a little garden patch on the side.
The fact is a man can not make SSOO a yew by work
ing all day and using both sides.
Mr. Ford has made a lot of money, but he has no
idea how little money the average fellow is squeezing
through on. Labor throughout North Carolina today
is averaging much less than S3OO per year.
There are just too many guesses these days to de
pend on all we see and all we hear.
The Tobacco Industry Indicts It sell
Forsyth County manufacturers paid,in salaries and
wages to operators and laborers in the last year of
available statistics a total of $14,222,588. The cost
of raw materials, fuel, and current, was $101,542,081,
making a total manufacturing cost of $115,764,669.
•The total value of the manufactured products was
$295,498,391, showing a gross profit of $179,733,722,
or 155 per cent.
When we take into consideration that more of this
•huge profit should have gone to the men who pro
duced it rather than to the men, who, by a system of
market manipulation, crushed the producer, we see
■the need of a complete change in our methods of han
dling things. It required 16,946 laborers to operate
■the factories, 250,000p people produced all the raw
material, while probably less than 100 got most of
the money. Out of each dollar's worth of manu
factured goods, labor -3 cents, the man who
ffurnishes the raw material gets 34 1-3 cents, while the
(factory owner gets 61 cents.
If anybody should ask why the tobacco farmer is
(being sold out for taxes, just tell them they have been
teaten up by the tobacco companies.
In Gaston, the big cotton-factory county, the value
of manufactured goods was $69,000,000, of which
labor got $13,000,000, and all the raw materials cost
$40,500,000. In this case, each dollar produced by
manufactured products was divided about as follows:
To the producer of raw material, 57 cent; to the la
borer, 20 cents; and to the factory owner, 23 cents.
In Guilford County, the value of manufactured
products was $97,000,000. Labor got $16,000,000;
the producer of raw materials, fuel, and power got
$5,500,000; the factory owner got $26,000,000. Each
dollar was divided as follows; About 17 cents went
to labor, 60 cents to those who furnished all the ma
terials, and 23 cents to the factory owner.
In Durham County the goods manufactured were
worth $138,000,000. Of this, labor got $6,000,000;
the producer of nfw materials got $41,000,000; and
the factory owners got $91,000,000. That is, out of
each dollar, the man who furnishes the labor got 4 1-2
cents, the man who furnished the coal for fuel, elec
tricity, for power, and all other things necessary, got
29 1-2 cpts, and the factory owner got 66 cents.
In the other of the big three tobacco
banufacturing counties, the ratio is practically the
same as in Forsyth and Durham Counties. In theee
theee counties the value of aaaufctuied products a
mounts to the hage turn of $546,000,000, of whkh
TViaroAY AND FWIPAT
labor gets the measley sum of $25,000,000. The man
who grows the tobacco, who furnishes his fields, his
teams, every member of his family, uses all the fer
tilizer he can get, set up half the summer to house,
cure, and care for the crop, together with the men
who furnish the coal, wood, oil, grease, gas and elec
tricity to run the factories —all these combined get
$177,000,000; while the few lords who think thgr
should run and boss all of the country, including the
three departments of state, get the huge sum of $344,-
000,000. , -
The figures used are taken from their own reports,
with the fractions omitted-
Returning to the two counties of Guilford and Glas
ton, we find the net value of all manufactured prod
ucts to be $166,000,000; labor got $29,000,000 of
this sum; the producer of raw materials, fuel and
power got $105,000,000; and the factory owners got
It will be observed that in Guilford and Gaston,
where furniture, cotton, and other useful things are
manufactured, labor gets a fair share of the income,
as also does the producer of raw materials, while the
factory owners get only comparatively a small slice.
In the tobacco-manufacturing counties, labor gets lit
tle, the fellow who furnishes the raw materials gets
little; but the few stockholders get nearly everything.
Relief On a Croup Basis
Greetuboro Daily News.
The relationship of the soldier bonus and unem
ployment relief, as injected by Representative La-
Guardia into the house ways and means committee s
consideration of the Patman bill for immediate pay
ment of adjusted compensation certificates, was even
more clearly and effectively delineated by Brig. Gen.
Frank T. Hines, director of the Veterans' Bureau, in
testimony which he presented at Tuesday's committee
Answering the argument tl)at payment of the bonus
would do much to relieve unemployment, General
Hines c stated that only about 600,000 veterans are
unemployed, although practically the same number
are also on part-time employment. When this figure
is contrasted with the nation's total unemployment,
estimated in excess of 7,000,000, and declared only
yesterday by Presidnt William Green, of the American
Federation of Labor, to be increasing, despite the sea
sonal activity which should better conditions at this
time, the group discrimination, securd by a negligible
but highly organized minority, is strikingly obvious.
The distinctive trend to*, place relief upon a group
basis, with the veterans far in the lead, is further re- j
.vealed by figures given in Walter Lippman's article
in Tuesday's Daily News. During the 10 years since
1922 the cost of veterans' relief has increased by
$329,000,000 and of farm relief by $344,000,000. In
Great Britain, for the same period, war pensions have
decreased $150,000,000 and social insurance has called
for an increased expenditure of $300,000,000. The
comfxirative figures s|>eak for themselves. Great Brit- j
ain has endeavored to better the lot of its entire pop- '
ulation, to deal with unemployment as such and upon (
a nation-wide perspective, in which the veterans are .
being absorbed as a part of (jie civilian population. I
In the United States the farm group and veterans i
group have almost an exclusive claim to the benefits,
while the growing army of unemployed wallows and
suffers and begs.
Catering to a favored class, especially during such
exigent times, must appear to the unbiased as not
only discriminatory but dangerous business.
Progress Made in Governmental Affairs
It seems to be the custom to cry down the achieve
ment of our law-making bodies, both state and na
tional. The alleged do-nothingness of Cdngress and *
state legislatures often inspires wisecracks.
The last North Carolina legislature came in for its
share of criticism. The people did not get all their
difficulties straightened out, and they did not hesitate
to blame the legislature. After months have elapsed,
however, and the work of the legislature is seen in
retrospect, in some such manner as Governor Gardner
summed up the achievements before the conference of
governors assembled at Charlottesville, Va., to honor
the author of the Monroe Doctrine, one can not but
be impressed that considerable progress has been made
in governmental affairs.
It is certainly something to have placed all local
financing under state control; to have provided for
the consolidation of the state's three major institutions
of higher learning; to have accepted the principle of
state support of the six months schools from other
sources than ad valorem taxes; and last, but not
least, to have taken over the complete maintenance
of 45,000 miles of county and township roads.
\ —— . ' ' -
The free mind of a free man which the spirit of edu
cation in a democracy nurses to maturity knows no
loyalty save loyalty to the truth, which it seeks to
see clearly in the dry light of facts.
The free mind of a man resists enslavement to pas
sion and to prejudice, bringing to the bar of disinter
ested judgment the pleas of all parties and all powers,
and tirelessly searches out the motives that coin the
catch-words of all classes, all cliques, all clans.
The free mind ol a free man turns a deaf ear alike
to democracy when it grows sentimental and to plu
tocracy when it grows selfish.
The free mind of a free man is independent alike
of tyrannical majorities and tirading minorities if it
happens that the truth abides in neither.
The free mind of a free man inspires its motives
with sincerity and informs its methods with science.
The free mind of a free man, when called to posi
tions ol power, is never guilty of Aying the things
that will please rather than the things that are true.
Thus education sets up new goals for itself up a
democracy.— Robert Douglas Bowden.
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Since God, in His infinite wisdom,
removed from our midst on the 22nd
day of March, 1932, our friend and co
worker, John A. Getsinger, a member
of the Martin County Board of Edu
cation: Therefore, be it
I Resolved, That we are grateful to I
the Master for his life of useful service
to his family and friends. Though on
ly a little past the meridian of life, he
was called to the world beyond. We
miss his presence and his counsel,
which was always pointing toward a
better and more perfect service. The
memories of our association with him
That we extend to his family onr
sympathy and commend them to the
keeping of Him who doeth all things
That a copy of these resolutions be
spread on the minutes of this board;
a copy sent to his family and a copy
furnished the Enterprise for publica
The Hoard of Education of Martin
W. O. GRIFFIN, Chairman.
J. C. MANNING. Secretary.
Probably Worth 30
The Hoopeston (III.) mayor receives
an annual salary of 50 cents.
NOTICE OF SALE OF~REAL —
Under and by virtue of the power of
sale contained in a certain deed of
trust executed on the 3rd day of June,
1929, by N. F. Brown to the under
signed trustee and of record in the
public registry of Martin County in
book P-2, at page 509, said deed of
trust having been given for the pur
pose 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 Mon
day, the 16th day of May, 1932, at 12
o'clock m., in front of the courthouse
dooor in Williamston, North Carolina,
NeXT time you an out
of fix aa the remit of ir>
Mfular or faulty bowel
movement, try Thedford'e
Black-Draught for the re
freshing relief it givea
thousands of pcopla who tiki it
ICr.K.W.OMfI,a construction aupar
bitandant la Pulaski, V*, sajra:
in i "Whaa Int ow
atipatad, mjr haad achaa, m 4 I
kava that dull, tired faaling-just
not aqual to aiy work. I doat
fMI hungry and I know that I
nead ao ma thing to claanaa my
ayatam, ao I taka Black-Draught
Wa hava found it a groat halp."
Sold bI 25-cent package*,
| *Autw *b s: ,■ I
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for sale, to the highest bidder,
for cash, the following described real
estate to wit:
Beginning at a stake on Commerce 1
Street, T. W. Davenport's corner,
thence with Commerce Street 209 feet
to an iron stake, thence with Casper
brothers' line in a westery course 202
1-2 feet to an iron stake, thence with
Casper brothers' and Ca»andra Hy-|
man's line in an easterly course 237
1-2 feet, thence a southeastern course
162 feet with T W. Davenport's line
to the stob in Commerce Street, the
beginning, and containing one acre, j
be the same more or ess. For further ,
description see deed to Mrs. Lou
Brown, of record in book G-l, at page
274 of Martin County records.
This the 15th day of April, 1932.
A. R. DUNNING. '
al9 4tw Trustee.
Ebert S. Peel, attorney.
NOTICE OP SALE OPTjEAL
Under and by virtue of the power of
sale contained in a certain deed of trust
executed on the 29th day of September
1925, by Freddie Harrell and Alice
Harrell to the undersigned trustee and
of record in the public registry of
Martin County in book Q-2, at page
433, said deed having been given for
the purpose of securing a note of even
date and tenor therewith, default hav
ing been made in the payment of same,
DR. V. H. MEWBORNr
Eyes Examined Glasses Pitted
Roharaonville at Nmr'i Drug Store,
Tuesday Alter 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 Tarboro, N. C., Every Friday and
ll - the I
y «/ Is today the favorite news
\ paper in 1,500 homes in
rv Martin County. There it
reaches an army of several j
, \pt| \ thousand additional buyers,
*F; u raam f counting the number of pos
sible grown-ups in each
® \ ' NOW-MrMERCHANT—
— j*dof ' isn't that the very army of
/ J reaeh? Aren't they the
r / folks who SHOULD know
about your wares . . . your
saving prices? Then—up
111 1,500 ADVERTISING!
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Martin County ""»«■»- *-«
Homes Phone 46
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and at the request of the holder of
same, the undersigned trustee will, on
| Monday, the 16th day of May, 19 32,
at 12 o'clock m., in front of the court
house door in Williamston, North Car
olina, offer for sale to the highest bid
der, for cash, the following described
real estate, to wit:
Beginning at a stake on Commerce
Street, ISO feet northeast of Cherry
Street, the course of J. H. Aytrs lot,
thence in 3 southeasterly course with
}■ H. Ayers line 160 feet to a corner,
thence with J. T. Daniel's line 60 feet
in a southwesterly course parallel with
$i Up Sets $2.75 Up M Jggjj HL
Compacts, Amity, Leather Goods, Bill Folds,
Purses, Cigarette 'Cases, Kodaks, Toilet Sets,
Military Brushes, Dusting Powder, Shaving Seta
Next Door to Post Office Williamgton, N. C.
Tuesday, May 3, 1932
Daniel'* line, thence with J. T. Dan
iel'* line 160 feet parallel with Cher
ry Street to a stake ia Cotmnarar
Street, thence with Commerce Straft
60 fcvt to a Stain, the baginaiag, ob
taining by estimation one-eighth m
acre, be the same more or less, aigl
being the same house and lot we now
This,the 15th day of April* 1932.
P. H. COUNCIL,
al9 4tw Trustae.
Elbert S. Peel, Attorney.
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