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ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO.
W TI t T AM»TOM, WORTH CAROLINA.
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IN MARTIN COUNTY
OUTSIDE MARTIN COUNTY
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Entered at the post office in Willismston, N. C
u aecoad-clas* msttor under the set of Congress
of Msrch 3, 1879.
Address an communications to The Enterprise
tad not to the individual membtri of the firm.
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Tuesday, July 12,1932
Stand By the Schools
The most dangerous thing that is threatening our
civilization today is the drive to cripple our free
school system. Yet, some good men are advocating the
The wealthy have never been willing to pay taxes
for educating the poor. Now that economic conditions
are unfavorable, the wealthy are finding it easy to
fool the ignorant into entertaining the idea that there
is too much education. Even some newspapers are
trying to play the popular chord by advocating short
er school terms for the masses. What we need is
more and better schools, requiring more work and less
play. We need more schools to teach more of the
principles of honesty and science of life.
Fight intemperance through a well defined and
honest school system.
Let the schools fight extravagance rather than fos
ter it. Make the school a place of moderation, tem
perance, obedience and work, a place where the prin
ciples of the simple life are taught and practiced.
Why are boys and girls and even older people per
mitted to use so much vulgarity these days? Must we
admit that our social system has swung so low that
decent people are no longei; protected from coarse
vulgarity when in the presence of what should be con
sidered decent society.
Our social system is about as near bankruptcy as
our financial system is. More home training and more
school discipline is badly needed.
What Silver Would Do
If the United States should make silver legal ten
der on the same basis that Great Britain has, it would
raise the price of every farm product in the United
States and put millions of jobless people to work
within 90 days' time.
But too many people in Congress think that it is
more liquor we need rather than more money. So
we need not expect relief from that source.
Some good horse sense and honest consciences are
two of the great needs of Congress.
* f »■ -
Selfishness and Greed Rampant
How much longer before the United States will de
stroy itself? . T
Some of the better thinkers of the country advance
the opinion that shejtan't stand more than '2l years
more. The sad thihg is that the prediction is she will
be destroyed by World War soldiers—that all the
blood and substance will be drained out of her entire
tfeing through bonuses, pensions, insurance and sick
benefits to soldiers and their dependents.
It is astounding to know that although the war has
only been over for 14 years, one-fourth of all the Fed
eral taxes —from all sources —go for veterans' emolu
One per cent of the American people are receiving
that vast amount—one-fourth of the total govern
mental income—and a large part of which is going to
people who never saw the war and only served a short
time in training camps. It is quite significant that
many of them never suffered in any way from service
in the Army or Navy.
The prediction is made that with the drives being
put on by the American Legion that the huge sum
of Federal taxes now being collected will not be near
enough to pay the pensions and that the whole coun
try will be taxed to death to pay pensioners, bonuses,
and so on.
Then we find many men drawing full retirement
or disability compensation who are earning big sal
aries. It seems that there is no limit to the insatiable
desire to bleed the government.
Perhaps the gravest danger lies in the organization
of the soldiery for the purpose of whipping lawmakers
into line. They are already saying they are going to
"get" Senator Bailey at the next election because he
voted against the immediate payment of compensa
tion certificates. No greater stroke has ever been
thrust against the throat of our American liberty than
the threats now being held over law-makers by ex
soldiers' organizations. The saddest feature of such
a fight is shown in the fact that there are five times
as many women and children in the United Stales
who are now suffering for want of food, and who will
shiver with cold next winter, than there are ex-sol
diers, and yet the legionnaires boast of their power to
drive congressmen to continue the present extrava
gance in expenditures to ex-soldiers, who are now get
ting one-fourth of every dollar of taxes paid.
Our dangers lie in things within our own country—
not in Russian Communism nor foreign invasion—in
the things at our own door and within our own bor
ders. We should remember that selfishness is our
most dangerous master and our most deadly slavery.
Can the nation stand it? *
The Unusual Happening
A most unusual things has occurred out in a little
lowa town recently, according to press reports from
that state. James Hennum and his wife, some weeks
ago took an inventory of their 39-year-old grocery
business, and on finding that they had accumulated
a goodly sum, probably a sufficient amount to take
care of them for the remainder of their days, decided
that they would cancel all the indebtedness of their
customers to them and begin with a clean sheet.
Regular customers of long standing owed them con
siderable accounts, the large majority of whom had
been hard hit by the depression, and all of whom
were unable to pay at the present time.
They wrote letters to each of thir customers to the
effect that all of heir obligations had been wiped off
This was a most unusual proceeding, to say the
least, and one that would certainly establish a doae
kinship between the man Henum and his wife and the
Plant Stubble Land To
Cowpeas and Soybeans
Cleveland County stubble land i» all
being planted to cowpeas and soy
bean* for hay and soil improvement.
NOTICE OP SALE "
Notice is hereby given that under
and by virtue of that certaia deed of
trust executed on December 20th, 1926,
to George A. Grimsley, Trustee, which
is of record in the Public Registry of
Martin County in book X-2, at page
410. said deed of trust having been giv
en to secure the payment of certain
notes of even date and tenor therewith,
and the terms and stipulations of said
deed of trust, the undersigned trustee
will, on Saturdiy, the 13th day of Au
gust, 1932, at twelve (12) o'clock
noon, in front of the courthouse door
of Martin County, at Williamston,
North Carolina, offer for sale at pub
lic auction, to the highest bidder, for
cash, the following described real es
tate, to wit:
"That certain lot, tract, or parcel of
land in Williamston, Martin County,
State of North Carolina, bounded on
the north by Watts Street; on the
south by the premises of C. D. Car
starphen; on the east by the lands of
R. E. Roberson, and on the west by
the lands of Dr. J. H. Saunders,
known as the Newberry lot, contain
ing one-half (1-2) acres, more or less,
and being the same premises and the
house and lot occupied by B. A.
Critcher and wife, Ozella Critcher.
This the 9th day of July, 1932.
GEO. A. GRIMSLEY,
jy 12 4t Trustee.
SALE OF LAND FOR TAXES
I. J. B. Barfield, tax collector for
the town of Hassell, have this day
levied on the following parcels or tracts
of land, and wilt sell same at public
auction, for cash, in front of the post
office in the town of Hassell, on Mon
day, August 8, 1932, between the hours
of 12 and 1 o'clock p. m., for taxes due
and unpaid for the year 1931, unless
said taxes cost, and penalties are paid
on or before that date:
E. C. Winslow, 2 lots (store and
stables) No. 1 and No. 2 in Block G,
2 dwelling Jots Nos. 7 and 8 in Block
A, taxes, $3.80; cost, $1.80; total, $5.60
Mrs. J. W. Crisp, 4 vacant lots, Nos.
10, 11, 12, and 13 in Block A, taxes
75c; cost, $1.80; total, $2.55.
This the 7th day of July, 1932.
J. B. BARFIELD,
jy 12 4tw Tax Collector.
Having this day qualified as execu
tor of the estate of Elizabeth Simp
son, late of Williamston, Martin Coun
ty, North Carolina, notice is hereby
given to all persons holding claims
against said estate to present them \o
me for payment on or before the 23rd
day of May, A. D. 1933, or this no
tice will be pleaded in bar of the re
covery of the same.
All persons indebted to said estate j
will please make prompt settlement. 1
This 23rd day of May, A. D., 1932.
-E. G. BAGLEY,
jy 12-6tw Executor.
P. O. Box 888, Greensboro, N. C.
Report of the Condition of
THE BANK OF HAMILTON
at Hamilton, North Carolina to the
Commissioner of Banks at the close of
business on the 30th day of June, 1932.
Loans and Discounts $ 31,521.39
Banking House 5,022.05
Furniture and Fixtures 1,700.00
Cash in vault and amounts
due from approved deposi- -
tory banks 7,997.12
Check* for clearing and
transit items 425.45
Other real estate 495.96
Total _ $ 47,188.97
Capital stock paid in $ 15,000.00
Surplus fund 2,670.55
Undivided Profits (Net
Other Deposits subject to
Demand Certificates of De
posit (Due in less than 30
days) # 10,980.57
Cashiers checks outstanding 27.76
Total $ 47,188.97
State of North Carolina, County of
F. L. Haislip, Cashier; P. L. Sals
bury, director, and W. S. Rhodes, di
rector of the Bank of Hamilton, each
personally appeared before me this
day, and, being duly sworn, each for
himself, says that the foregoing report
is true to the best of his knowledge
4>. L. HAISLIP, Cashier,
P. L. SALSBURY, Director,
W. S. RHODES, Director.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this the 6th day of July, 1932.
B. M. WORSLEY,
My commission expires December
NOTICE OF RESALE OF LAND
Under and by virtue of the power of
sale contained in that certain deed of
trust executed and delivered by L. A
Clark and wife, Essie Woolard Clark;
J. T. Barnhill and wife, Telitha Barn
hill; and V. G. Taylor and wife, Dor
othy Taylor, to W. C. Bras well, trus
tee, on the 4th day of December, 1930,
which deed of trust it duly registered
in the office of the Register of Deeds
for Martin County in Book G-3 at
page 8; default having been made in
payment of the indebtedness secured
thereby; sale having been made on the
23rd day of June, 19J2; there havinf
been filed within ten days thereafter
an advanced bid; and there having
issued to W. C. Braswell, trustee, from
GAINED 14 LBS.
That's a good record— bat skinny,
scrawny folks juat can't help putting
oa firm healthy flesh when they take
mentha pepsin with their meals.
Mentha pepsin Is a tasty appetiaer
that acts like nature'a own gaatofc
juice to draw oat all the good of
what you eat. No stuffing. No forcing
down of rich, greasy foods. Simply eat
what yon like and mentha pepsin will
do the rest.
One skinny girl gained 14 poaada in
3 week*. Cost her only SI.OO for a big
bottle of mentha pepsin—she took a
tablespoonfal with her meal*.
Be sure to get genuine mentha pap
sin by asking for Uare's. Clarks Drag
Store and other first-class druggists
always sell it with a guarantee of
money back if even one bottle doaaa't
the Hon. R. J. Peel, Clerk of Superior
Court of Martin County, and order to
resell the property; the undersigned
Trustee will on MONDAY, AUGUST
1, 1932 AT NOON resell at public
auction to the highest bidder for cash
at the Courthouse door in Williams
ton those certain lots of land lying
and being situate in North Carolina,
Martin County, in the Town of Ev
eretts, more particularly described as
- First Parcel: On Main Street, be
ginning at P. T. Everett's corner,
running back to a ditch 213 feet;
thence down said ditch 20 1-2 feet;
thence back to said street on J. T.
Foreclosure Suits For Taxes
Actions Instituted During the Month ot June, 1932
The defendants named below, and all other persons claiming any inter*
est in the subject matter therof, will take notice that actions have been com
menced in the Superior Court of Martin County, North Carolina, in which
Town of Williamston is plaintiff to foreclose certain certificates of tax sales
and liens held by Town of Williamston, for 1929 Delinquent Taxes.
And all of whom will further take notice that they are required to ap
pear before the Clerk of the Superior Court of Martin Coiinty, North Caro
lina, at his office in the Courthouse in Williamston, and present and defend
. their respective claims within six months from date hereof, or be forever
barred from any interest therein or claims in one to the proceeds from a sale
thereof. " .
The property below set opposite the names of the respective defendants
is the same real estate owned or formerly owned by such defendant for the
year 1929 as shown in the complaint filed in this action.
The defendants in the town of Williamston are as follows:
George Hyman and wife, Kitty Hyman, 1 lot on Martin Street and 1 lot on
John Roberson and wife, Sylvia Roberson, 5 acres of land on Main Street and
1 Bell lot. ***"
W. M. Andrews and wife, Andrews, 1 lot on Biggs Street.
Paul demons and wife, demons, 1 lot on Sycamore Street.
Lula Hyman, 1 lot on Martin Street.
Rebecca Hyman, 1 lot on Broad Street.
William Little and wife, Little, 1 lot on Sycamore Street.
Thad Newsome, jr., and wife, Jennis Newsome, 1 lot on Jamesville Road.
Eliza Moore Estate, 2 lots on Main Street.
Caesar Purvis and wife, Dora Purvis, 1 vacant lot Broad Street.
John Price, 1 lot on Washington Street.
Edgar Rogers and wife, Rogers, 1 lot on Main Street.
Geo. T. Purvis and wife, Purvis, 1 lot on Hatton Street.
Tobe Rogers, 1 Broad Street lot.
Beulah Roberson, 1 lot on Blount Street.
P. W. Rogers and wife, Ada Rogers, 1 residence on Washington Street. / .
Alfred Sherrod Estate, 1 residence on Hatton Street.
Geo. T. Hill and wife, Hill, 1 residence on Sycamore Street.
Eugene Price and wife, Mollie Price, 1 lot on Williams Street.
W. T. Meadows and*wife, Olive Meadows, 1 residence on Main Street.
J. O. Manning and wife, Christine Manning, 1 lot on Simmons Street.
W. V. Ormond and wife, Alice Ormond, 1 lot on Washington Street, 1 vacant
lot on Washington Street, 1 residence on Rhodes Street, and 1 lot on
Tom Stokes and Roxie Stokes, 1 lot on Sycamore Street and 1 lot on Hyman
W. Henry Sherrod, 1 residence on Washington Street.
M. D. Slade and wife, Ada Slade, 1 residence on White Street.
Ada White, 1 lot on White Street.
William Stokes and wife, Hannah Stokes, 1 house on Washington Street.
Joe Wilkins and wife, Mary Wilkins, 1 residence on Main Street.
P.-D. Williams and wife, Williams, 1 lot on Main Street.
Joe Woolard and wife, Woolard, 1 lot bounded by the A. C. L. Rail
Matilda Woolard, 1 residence on Pearl Street.
Sylvester Hassell Estate, 1 lot on Main Street.
Robert Gurganus and wife, Emma Gurganus, 1 lot on Haughton Street.
Eli Gurganus Estate, 1 lot on Hamilton Road, 1 lot on Church Street, 1 store
on Main Street, and 1 lot on Pearl Street.
Mrs. S. A. Gurganus Estate, 1 residence on Main Street.
S. R. Biggs Iron A Motor Company, 1 lot and building on Washington Street.
Mrs. Mollie Biggs, 1 lot and house on Haughton Street.
Rev. Augustus Hawkins and wife, Hawkins, 1 residence on Sycamore
Mrs. Lucy Modlin, 1 residence on Church Street.
Mary P. Godwin and husband, C. H. Godwin, I Main Btreet residence, 1 Pear
1 Street tenant house, and 1 lot on Broad Street.
B. B. Williams and wife, I residence on Railroad Street.
Henry Purvis and wife, Sarah Purvis, lresidence on Main Street.
J. G. Godard, 1 Main Street store, 1 Haughton Street tenant honse, and ! lot
on Broad Street.
This the 11th day ol July, 1932.
R. J. PEEL,
Clmk Superior Court.
along said street 20 1-2 feet to the
corner of P. T. Everett's line at the
beginning, a stake, being the same land
conveyed to the above-named parties
this day by S. H. Clark and inherited
by him from the late W. H. Clark.
For a more complete description ref
erence is directed to Deed Book D-2,
page 539 and Deed Book D-2, page
540 of the Martin County Registry.
Second Parcel: Beginning at a
stake, the corner of the W. H. Clark
Heirs, running west with said line to
a ditch, Mary L. James' line; thence
north along said ditch and Mary L.
James' line to the right of way of the
A. C. L. R. R. Co.; thence east with
Tuesday, July 12,1932
! south to the beginning, containing one
> eighth (1-8) of an mere, more or less,
■ and being a two-third* undivided in
. tereit in one town lot on the west fide
I of Main Street and the south side of
the A. C. L. Railroad. For a more
I complete description reference is di
rected to Deed Book D-2, page 541
| of the Martin County Registry.
The above described parcels or lots
of land compose the one lot upon
which is situated the brick building
now occupied by the Champion Motor
, Company, Everetts, N. C.
This the Bth day of July, 1912.
W. C. BRASWELL,
1 jy 12-Jt-w Trustee.