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PabHabcd Every Tuesday and Friday by The
ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO.
WILLIAMSTON, WORTH CAROLINA.
W. C. Manning - Editor
(Strictly Catta in Advance)
IN MARTIN COUNTY
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Advertising Rate Card Furnished Upon Request
Entered at the post office in Williamston, N. C.,
as second-class matter under the act of Congress
of March 3, 1879.
Address an communications to The Enterprise
and not to the individual members of the firm.
Tuesday, June 21,1932
$300,000,000 For Relief
Congress is going to do one wise and noble deed
before it adjourns. That is to set aside $300,000,000
to keep the American people from starving next win
ter, which they seem to be sure to do unless they are
President Hoover said last year that local units
should take care of the poor in their sections. He now
sees his mistake and seems willing for the government
to get into action. If Mr. Hoover will cut out the
big gang and come down and sit with the poor for
a short time, he will find out just how bad the panic is.
Revival of Shame Needed
One North Carolina preacher says we need a re
vival of shame. That preacher is right, because he
means that kind of shame that revolts at indecency
and vulgar excesses, which are so apparent these days.
We need the kind of shame that will make us fol
low the lines of Christian character and walk up
rightly. We need that kind of shame that will not
make our mother and father ashamed of us. We need
that kind of shame that will give us modesty—in
temper, dress, word, and deed.
Longing for the Fleshpots
The children of Israel murmured and complained
while marching through the wilderness and longed for
the fleshpots of Egypt. .
The same thing seems to be true of many of us
Americans. We are not satisfied with our march to-_
wards soberness and decency, and long to march back
to our liquor—a thing that in most cases injures our
minds, bodies, and morals, and never fails to corrupt
The Greene County farmer who slept while a rob-
his bedroom and carried a trunk away
evidently a hard sleeper. The worst part of it
all was that when the burglar got away from the home
he quietly broke open the trunk and took the gold
and bills, amounting to between £I,OOO and $1,500,
and went on his way, while the farmer is left without
his tunk and his savings of many years.
This illustrates another case where money is not
safe, even when we are sitting by it and sleeping with
Farm and Home Agents Can Help
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Henry Ford says self-help is the best help a man
can have, the truth of which statement can not be
Our greatest trouble comes, however, from the fact
that there are so many |>eoi>le who do not know how
to help themselves. They have been guided so long in
their labors by some one to think for them that they
have lost their ability to help themselves. They are
similar to the eyeless fish in the Mammoth Cave. They
have been so long with no exercise of the faculties for
self-help that their power is gone.
It is now time to teach the people how to help
themselves. Our farm and home agents could find
hundreds who do not know how to plant and culti
vate a garden, and it is high time that they get on
that part of the job rather than teaching such things
as hat-making to a people who do not wear hats.
e ~ The world's attention will soon be focused on some
thing to eat far more than it is on something to wear.
Food should be stressed above everything else, and
our farm agencies ought to get on the job in earnest
No Decrease in Assessment on Farms
The editor notice that in Martin County the valu
ation of property of all kinds has fallen off more than
$390,000 for the present year, and that is shown on
the tax books for the year.
The editor this morning asked Auditor Laughlin
bow much was the decrease of property rn the tax
hooks for the present year in Edgecombe, tr! Vs re
ply was about $1,000,000, and this app)i a . in ..y to
pMfc, solvent credits, and personal property of «U
Who and What Are They? >
We would like to know the nature, aspirations, and
demands of the "Sons and Daughters of Liberty," a
fraternal organization of some type, which recently
' •held its state convention in High Point.
Is it possible that they have ideas higher than the
teaching of the Ten Commandments or the life that
Jesus taught men to live? Are they teaching higher
ideals in life than brotherly love to the extent of do
ing the same things for your neighbor that you would
have him do for you?
There are 999 chances to 1 that they have nothing
half so good as the teachings of Jesus or the laws of
the Ten Commandments.
Of course, they are dissatisfied with certain laws
and rules of life and government that have been evolv
ed from hundreds of years of experience. The chances
ar 10 to 1 that the liberty they demand would destroy
justice and deny liberty to others equally as worthy
Must Act in Sane Manner
If America finds relief from the ills of prohibition,
the people will have to approach the issue in a sane
manner. Every person living who was at all familiar
with the days of the open saloon knows that there is
more sobriety now, even with a greater laxity in all
things moral than there was then. Whisky is plenti
ful now, and so cheap that anybody can buy it. But
it is no easier to get than if there were legalized sales.
Return of legalized sale of whisky will not in itself
bring temperance, or decrease the consumption of
whisky. It takes something of greater influence than
mere governmental regulation.
With only 13 States being able to block a repeal of
the Eighteenth Amendment, we are not looking for
that repeal soon. Neither are we looking for any
material change to lie brought about through partisan
Why Net Tell the Plain Truth?
It is a great pity that so-many public men seem
afraid to tell the people the ttuth, aud the plain truth,
about public affairs.
As an instance, an influential group in Congress in
sists on a direct issue of government bonds for relief
and public works; while President Hoover denounces
«tich an issue, but is willing to authorize the Recon
struction Finance Corporation to double its output of
bonds to use for the same purpose.
This is mere "shadow boxing." Reconstruction Fi
nance Corporation bonds are government bonds. The
honor aiid credit of the United States Government are
behind them, and they wouldn't sell at 10 cents on the
dollar withofit such backing.
Publishing Paper Is Expensive
Most people read newspapers, but few have any
conception of the cost or work required in publishing
a pa|>er. In fact, many think it an all-profit under
taking. However, this is far from being the true status
of the publisher.
From our acquaintance with, and observance of, the
newspaper game, people who .devote their-lives to this
particular vocation work harder and longer hours for
the remuneration gained than those of almost any
calling. Yet there is a fascination about the work,
and with it a satisfaction of service rendered.
The following, taken from the Bowie Tribune, of
Arizona, gives a little light on the actual cost of pub
lishing a newspaper:
"The 12,000 weekly newspapers in the United
Urates have figured out the actual cost jn cash ptcr 1
line of every editorial, local and news matter that
goes into a newspaper, no matter how large or how
small the paper, and that cost varies from 1 7-8 cents
to 2 1-2 cents per line. So when you feel like cussing
the editor for not publishing your spring poetry, just
stop arid think that it is going to cost Jiirri 2 cents per
line in cash to put it in type, make rt up in the jiews
paper forms, run the papers through the press, fold
them,, and then take the forms off the press, and dis
tribute the article or poem back in the case again.
And it has happened many times that the author of
the pofcm became quite peeved when the editor hesi
tated on handing out a dozen free copies of the paper.
This newspaper game is a great game—yet there are
scores of both men and women (who were never in a
printshop in their lives and who would not know "a
news|>aper press when they saw it) who could—or
think they could—run the newspapers better than they
are being run.
Machine Age Cause for Unemployment
Give candidates for political office credit for mak
ing an occasional sensible statement. One of the as
pirants for nomination in the recent primary was quot
ed as saying:
'improved machinery will starve the people unless
something is done. The Western Union Telegraph
Company has laid off 125,000 operators in 18 months.
The American Tobacco Company has just installed
machines, each one of which will do the work of 19
people. I favor a tax on such machines so high that
it will be cheaper to do their work by hand."
Improved machinery has played a large part in
bringing about the present unemployment problem.
This is a machine age—an age when machinery of
the improved type reduces materially the need for
labor in almost every enterprise. Farming is not ex
empt. It will be hard to get the heads of any busi
ness to go back to the old system, to be sure, but it is
true, nevertheless, that manual labor is being replaced
by machinery. And it would appear that the prac
tice is to-become even more general. —~-.-
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B. J. Hunter of Derita, Mecklen
burg County, has been selling his fine
alfalfa liay in Charlotte for S2O to $23
a ton this winter and spring and says
it is the most profitable crop on his
NOTICE OP RESALE
Under and by virtue of a judgment
of the superior court of Martin Coun
ty entered by K. J, Peel,-clerk of the
superior court on the 23rd day of May,
1932, in the case Steven Nichols vs.
Surry Jones, the' undersigned commis
sioner will on Monday, the 4th day
of July, 1932, at twelve (12) o'clock
noon, in front of the courthouse door
of Martin County, Williamston, North
Carolina, offer for sale, to the highest
bidder, for cash, the following describ
ed lands, to wit:
"That certain tract of land situate in
Williams Township, Martin County,
on the Williamston and Jamesville
road, bounded on the south by the
Buck Williams land; on the east by
the R. B. Roberson land; on the west
by the Godard Brothers land; on the
north by the Bettie Lanier land, con
taining fourteen (14) acres, and known
as the Griffin tract."
This the 23rd day of May, 1932.
HUGH G. HORTON.
jelO 4tw Commissioner.
NOTICE OF RE-SALE OF .REAL
Under and by virtue of the power
.■of sale contained in a certain deed of
trust executed 011 the 3rd day of
June, 1929, by N. P. Brown to the
undersigned 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
jjiSie ot securing a 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, and the bid at former sale hav
; ing been raised and a re-sale ordered,
the_ undersigned trustee- will on Mon
jday the 20th day of June, 1932, at 12
(o'clock M., in front of the courthouse
j door in Williamston, North Carolina,
offer for sale to the highest bidder for
cash the following described real es
j tate, to-wit:
Beginning at a stake on Commerce
Street, T. W. Davenport's corner;
thence with Commerce Street 209 feet
to an iron stake, thence with Cat per
Brothers' line in a westerly course
202 1-2 feet to an iron stake; thence
with Casper Brothers and Caaandra
H yman's line in an easterly course
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4! Critical Time lb I
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time in my life I took H
Cardul for several 1
months. I had hot I
flashes. I would sud- I
denly get dizzy and I
seem blind. I would I
get faint and have no I
My nerves were on ■
edge. I would not M
sleep at night.
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ders for me. X rec- I
ommend it to all H
women who are pass- H
ing through the crltl- I
cal period of change. I
I hare found it a fine I
medicine."— Mr*, attu ■
Murphy, Poplar Bluff, JTa. I
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table nudtetaa I
237 1-2 feet, thence a southeasterly
course 162 feet with T. W. Daven
port's line to the stob in Commerce '
Street, the -beginning, and containing
one acre, be the same more or less,
l-'or further description see deed, to j
Government Tax on Checks
NOW IN EFFECT
U. S. A. Revenue Act, 1932, Part Vl—Section 751.
Tax on Checks, Etc.:
(a) There is hereby imposed a tax of 2 cents upon each
of the following instruments, presentd for payment on or
after the 15th day after the date of the enactment of this Act
and before-'July Ist, 1934: Checks, drafts, or orders for the
payment of money, drawn upon any bank, banker, or trust
company; such tax to be paid by the maker or drawer.
EFFECTIVE JUNE 21, THIS TAX WILL BE CHARG
ED TO THE DRAWER'S ACCOUNT AT THE SAME
TIME THE CHECK IS CHARGED.
& Trust Company
"THE SAFE EXECUTOR"
Established 1874 * ' Williamston, N. C.
Don't Forget Your Town Taxes
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THE TOWN AUTHORITIES ARE SUBJECT TO AD
VERTISE THE DELINQUENT TAX LIST MOST ANY
MONTH. PART PAYMENT, REGARDLESS OF HOW
SMALL, WILL GO A LONG WAY TOWAFfoS HOLDING
W. B. Daniel, Tax Collector
Mrs. Lou Brown of record in Book
C-l at page 274 Martin County rec
This 3rd day of June, 1932.
A. R. DUNNING,
Friday, June 24,1932
NOTICE OF SERVICE
North Carolina, Martin County. In
the Superior Court -
Calvin W. HaaMll m B|lmlir Haa
aeU Estate, J. L. Haaaell, Charlie
Hassail, and F. S. Haaaell.
The above named defendants, except
those personally served m this action,
and all other persons owning of claim
ing an interest in the land herein re
ferred to, will take notice that on the
14th day of June, 1932, an action en
titled as above was commenced in the ..
superior court of Martin County for
the purpose of foreclosing tax liens
for the taxes due for the year 1929
on the following real estate:
200 acres of Davit land, 1 lot on
Main Street, and lots on the A. C. L.
Railroad listed to the estate of Syl
vester Hassell for the year 1929, for
the Town of Williamston taxes and
for Martin County taxes.
That they are required to appear and
answer or demur to the complaint
which has been filed at the office of the
Clerk of Superior Court of Martin
County at Williamston, North Caro
lina, within 30 days from the 14th day
of July, 1932, or the plaintiff will ap
ply to the court for the relief demand,
ed in the complaint.
It is also ordered that all other per
sons claiming an interest in the sub
ject matter of the said action shall ap
pear and present, set up and defend
their respective claims in six months
from the date of this notice, or be for
ever barred and foreclosed of any and
all interest or claims in or to the said
property or proceeds from the sale
thereof. ' •
This 14th day of June, 1932.
R. J. PEEL,
jel7 4tw Clerk of Superior Court.
GAINED 14 LBS.
That's a good record—but skinny,
scrawny folks just can't help putting
on firm healthy flesh when they take
mentha pepsin with their meals.
Mentha pepsin is a tasty appetizer
that acts like nature's own gastric
juice to draw out all the good of
what you eat. No stuffing. No forcing
down of rich, greasy foods. Simply eat
what you like and mentha pepsin will
do the rest.
One skinny girl gained 14 pounds in
3 weeks. Cost her only SI.OO for a big
bottle of nientha pepsin—she took a
tablespoonful with her meals.
Be sure to get genuine mentha pep
sin by asking for Dare's. Clarks Drug
Store and other first-class druggists
1 always sell it with a guarantee of
money back if even one bottle doein't