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Address an communications to The Enterprise
and not to the individual members of the hrm.
-*, Friday, July 8, 1932
The Democratic Platiorjn
The Democrats in their platform adopted in Chi
cago last week have set forth a clear and understand
able statement of principles.
The platform itself, a short document (which is
unusual), should be read by all, together with the
speech of acceptance by Governor Roosevelt. In both
will be found comfort for those now in distress and
the true cause of our present plight—which is nothing
more nor less than the deliberate refusal of the Re
publican Party, which has been in power now for 12
years, to recognize the needs of the masses of our peo
ple—upon whom rests the burden of continuing and
maintaining this nation.
All good citizens shoyfd support Roosevelt and
Garner" and save this nation for the benefit of hu
Salary Cuts Necessary
Salary cuts seem to be essential, if they are to be
paid at all. The people who are to pay the bills are
by no means certain that they will be able to pay even
It really seems to be a pity to cut the salaries of
teachers, who have spent large sums of money in prep
aration to teach; on the other hand, it is better to
get a reduced salary than none at all.
This seems to be a day when there is nothing else
to seek, and when a fellow loses his job there is noth
ing else for him.
The teachers will certainly share the hardships of
the panic with as much grace as any other class of
business or professional people, and they may be ex
pected to discharge their duties with as much diligence
as anybody else. The truth is that we will all do bet
ter work when conditions are stringent than we will
when things are easy.
Now is the time when every man of every profes
sion and every vocation should put his shoulder to the
wheel and make an honest effort to do his part in
bringing things back, to normal. If we can not get all
the good clothes we want and all the good eats we
desire, we must bear it, because the fashions of the
future will not come from Paris. They are going to
be measured by the forces of necessity, and most of
us will be alike.
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It was a sad thing that North Carolina's richest
young man committed suicide recently. Young Zach
ary Smith Reynolds, soon to have owned in his own
name 525,000,000,0n1y 20 years old, generally high
ly regarded for honor and integrity—yet he snuffs
his life out.
Of course, there is no way to determine the cause
of such an act. It may have been that his nerves
were tuned to faster time than this world now offers.
He had been married twice; the first time divorced,
and settled with his young wife and baby daughter by
paying them $1,000,000. He next married a young
Cincinnati girl, singing in New York musical reviews.
Two marriages before a boy attains the age of 20 indi
cate he was a rusher. He was was also a great flyer
an ardent airplane devotee. •
It is quite likely that if this young man had been
born the same year his father—the late R. J. Rey
nolds—was, and had lived the simple constructive life
that he did,creating his fortune little by little, rather
than having it dumped on him all in a pile with no
preparation to handle and manage it, he might have
kept his mind in the slow, conservative, narrow chan
nels of life, and never have thought of suicide.
What this age needs is proper governors to slow us
down to earth's levels, and then we will not have time
to rush our own lives out of existence. We will think
more of ourselves.
Dawes Shows His Hand
Now we know why Mr. Dawes was in such a hur
ry r to resign as Chairman of the Reconstruction Fi
nance Corporation. All because his big bank, the Cen
tral Republic, of Chicago, was in distress.
Mr. Dawes (could not put any of the government's
money into his own institution; so he counted and
weighed out eighty millions of dollars and had it all
ready. He then resigned, ran to Chicago, placed his
plea for a dole with the Recostruction Finance Cor
poration, and they sent him the $80,000,000 for his
Now, (who would not resign any job for $80,000,-
000? It turned out that he had guessed too low, and
he had to call on Wall Street for $10,000,000 more;
following this loan, he had to trot around Chicago
and borrow still another $5,000,000.
Mr. ETawes has gone about as a very big man in
good times, but it is about ito turn out that his great
est assets are his abilities in smoking an upside-down
pipe and cursing before Senate committees. He is one
of those politicians who is helping to make hard times
harder in this country.
Honestly, don't you feel just a little ashamed of the
race, when you see big girls parading around in loud
pajamas. They do look just a little slouchy and in
bad taste for street wear.
Good women must hate to see their sisters swagger
ing around in such garb. Wouldn't it be fine if we
would all get together for decency.
Not Getting Fair Prices
The Greensboro Daily News puts up the wrong
headlines when it says "Growers of peanuU getting
fair prices," and the statement is a gross error.
Peanuts today are not selling for two-third of the
cost of production.
With a tariff of 4 cents a pound for foreign-grown
peanuts, local farmers are getting only 1 1-4 cents
per pound for their crop at the present time, and the
quality has to be a good average or they will not sell
for that much.
Crop Is Worth About Ten
Million Dollars Annually
To Eastern Planters
Ten counties in North Carolina pro-|
duce about 20 per cent of the nation's!
commercial peanut crop and 80 per
cent of the crop produced in the State.
This crop is worth about $10,000,000
annually to the group of farmers en
gaged in its production.
During the past three years, North
Carolina has produced about 250,000,-
000 pounds of nuts annually, an J .for
the years 1929 and 1930 the average
price was 3.8 cents a pound. Final
figures can not be given on the crop
of 1931, but it is likely that the av
erage for that year will be more near
ly 2 cents a pound. According to J.
W. .Johnson, extension specialist in
organization and credit at State Col
lege, the ten counties producing the
bulk of the North Carolina crop are:
Bertie, Martin, Northampton, Halifax,
Hertford, Edgecombe, Gates, Chowan,
Perquimans, and Washington. The
general welfare of the farmers in these
counties therefore is vitally depend
ent upon peanut prices.
Mr. Johansen says the soil and cli
mate of northeastern North Carolina
are particularly adapted to peanut cul
ture and possibly the farmers should
continue to produce the nuts regard
less of price consideration. He does
believe, however, that some action
should be taken towards forming an
organization to handle the nuts so
that the growers may obtain a larger
share of the profits.
A movement is on foot now, he re
ports, to organize a North Carolina
Mutual Peanut Exchangt which will
receive, grade, shell, warehouse, and
sell the producers' peanuts. This will
give them contact with some 5,000 buy
ers instead of the 40 now available.
The growers plan to secure a sign-up
of 200,000 bags in the new set-up. This
organization will have the backing and
support of the Federal Farm Board,
and if formed will likely affiliate later
with similar organizations in the oth
er commercial peanut-producing states.
BILL BY CANNING
Idle Labor Used To Work
Public Garden in Scot
From a small garden worked with
idle labor some 3,000 cans of succu
lent vegetables will be saved for use
this winter in feeding the indigent in
Scotland County. In this way, the
county commissioners are using the
trained home agent to save on its
The idea of a welfare garden at Laur
inburg was advanced by the home a
gent, Miss Julia Mclver, early this
past spring. Land for the garden was
furnished by a local real estate dealer*
fertilizer by a local broker, and seed
by the state council on unemployment.
Prisoners from the local jail were
used to cultivate the garden. ,
The first crop which could be sat
isfactorily canned was the snap beans,
and Miss Mclver and her help have'
already put up 2,000 cans. In doing
this, she trained some 200 negro wom
en, boys, and girls who had been re
! ceiving free government flour and oth
ler charitable aid. These idle persons
began picking vegetables about 5:30
o'clock each morning and at 8 o'clock
the canning began. Cans were sup
plied by the board of county commis
sioners. Miss Mclver used only an
oil stove, a big wash pot, several lard
stands and a sealing machine.
When she finished the day's job of
canning, then the home agent went a
bout her other duties in the county.
Last Monday, however, she had to
stay on the job all day because it was
necessary to save all the vegetables
then ready. Four hundred cans were
saved with the last one being topped
and sealed at 10 o'clock that night.
From now on, Miss Mclver plans
to can only soup mixture which home
demonstration folks consider the moat
nutritious of all canned gooda. She
will use the tomatoes, okra, beans, and
corn now ripening for this purpose and
she says she will fill 3,000 cans before
the garden is exhausted.
NOTICE OP SERVICE
North Carolina, Martin County. In
the Superior Court.
Calvin W. Haaaall v*. Sylvester Haa
sdl Estate, J. L. Haaaall, Chard*
Haaaall and P. S. HaaeeU.
The above named defendants, except
those personally served in this action,
and all other persona owning or claim,
ing an interest in the land herein re
ferred to, will take notice that on the
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nana often have asaay achaa and
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14th day of Jane, 1932, u action en
titled as above was commenced in the ,
inperior court of Martin County for |
the purpose of foreclosing tax liens i
for the taxes due for the year 1929
on the following real estate:
200 acres pf Davis land, I lot on
Mala Street, and lots on the A. C. L.
Railroad lifted 'to the estate of Syl
▼ester Has sell 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 compMfot
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,
ad in the complaint.
It is also ordered that all other per
sons claiming an interest in the sub
ject matter of the /aid 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
The following editorial from the pen of Dr. Douglas Freeman appeared in the
v Richmond News-Leader, Wednesday, January 20,1932
I HAVE MY INSURANCE
* man who has tossad resdeealy at night during the last two yaars hss foond
comfort of mind and repose of nerves in the reflection, "I have my insurance."
''■ Salaries may dactyia, employment may ba lost, mortgage-payments may ba beyond
one's reach, bat as loo* aa the modest premiums on a nan's insurance can ba mat, ha
knows that death will not leave his family penniless Next to Ua religion itself, the home
loving American has cherished his insurance during the depression. Last year, when the
future looked so black, the fathers aqd husbands of America purchased 116,400,000,000 of
life insurance, and actually ended the year with mora insurance in fores dun when the
depreaaion began. That ihows what the average American thinks of the protection Ida
The mystery of how Americs has survived the hard times is explained by the son
word, life-lneurance. Men who would not have bean able to ma at their imperative obli
gations, or, in soma caaes, even to feed their famlHaa in any other way, borrowed on their
insurance and tided themselves over. Total payments of $2,600,008,000 in benefits M all
kinds Wfcre paid American policyholders in 1931, or twenty-eight tfcnas as much as was
raiaed publicly for relief. What a different tale there would be to tail if the harried busi
ness man had not bean able to say, "I have my insurance."
Storms come and paae again. We may never witness hi this toansration aa long «
period of fair weather aa industry in 1026-29; but all of ua know that whether the* next
wave of proeperity be long or short, a storm will gather again The man who fscsg it
without life insurance is as foolish as ha who asta out over deep water in an open boa*
and does not carry a Ufa-preserver.
On the front page of the Manufacturer's Record for December 10, 1931, ap
-1 peared the following:
Life insurance is a bulwark of American busineee that haa come through the pas*
two years of deflated values with public confidence in its soundness unimpaired. A dol
lar of life insurance in force today is not only safe aa an investment, tat measured! lnf
terma of purchaaing power, is worth mors than it was two yesrs ago. The increas
ing rscognition of thsss fscts on the part of the public la a Just li ibunle, not only to the
fundsmsntal principlee of inaurance, tat also to the stability of the system under which
it opsrstss, end the firmness of its financial structure.
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property or proceeds from the sale
This 14th fey of J MM, 1912.
, R. J. PEEL,
i je!7 4tw Clerk of Superior Court.
TRUSTEE'S SALE OP LAND
j By virtue of power rtKri ta me by
that deed of trust which was executed
to me by John R.- Tyson on the 30th
'day of December, 1927, and which is
duly recorded in the register"* office of
Martin County, in book X-2, at page
536, et seq., default having been made
in the payment of the indebtedness
therein securd, I shall offer for sale
to the highest bidder, for cash, at pub
lic auction at the courthouse door in
the town of Williamston, on Saturday,
July 16th, 1932, at 12 o'clock noon, the
■ following described tracts of real es
tate, lying, being, and situate in Goose
Nest Township, in the County of
Martin, and State of North Carolina,
First tract: Adjoining the lands of
T. H. Council, R. H. Gatlin and oth_
ers, and bounded as follows: On the
north by the land of Edna ShieldSj gn^
Friday, July 8,1932
the south by the lands of Edna Shields
and W. O. Council's Brown Place, on
the west by At lands of T, B. Har
ret] and the road leading from Oak
City to Speed, and containing 14 1-2
Second tract: Being all of that cer
tain tract of land, known aa the Brown
land, which was inherited by Mrs. T.
T. Council from Francis Brown's es
tate, and bounded on the east by the
Ben Shields land, on the west by R.
H. Gatlin's land, on the north by Ben
Shield's land, and that of T. B. Har
rell and Irvin Harrell, and contain,
ing 220 acres, more or less; and for
a more particular description reference
is had to deed from T. tt. Council et
al to W. O. Council in book C-l, at
page 564 and book C-l, at page 553,
'of the Martin County Registry, ~ and
I being the identical lands that were con
veyed to the said John R. Tyson by
Farmers' Bank of Greenville on De-
Icember 30th, 1930.
| This June 14th, 1932.
I F. M. WOOTEN,
jel7 4tw Trustee.
Albion Dunn, Attorney.