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Tuesday, August 23, 1932
An Act of Favoritism ,
Judge Walter L. Small acted the little. Small over
In Robeson County recently, when he obliged a couple
of lawyers by giving them SSOO out of a $2,000 cash
bond forfeiture.
Nothing is known about how much the two law
yers did. However, it seems that two men put up
a $2,000 cash bond for their appearance in the su
perior court, and so far as it appears from here all
that the lawyers could have done in the case was to
tell the fellows to leave.
Now a judge of the superior court comes along
and bosoms up with two lawyers and takes from the
children of Robeson County SSOO and passes it over
to friends.
Such acts of favoritism by judges are too often seen
in our State. And that is one j£ x the reasons people
have so little respect for the courts.
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Showing His Guilt
Mayor Jimmy Walker has forgotten that it is just
as mean to hide a crime as it is to commit one. Now
that he has sent his secretary away and is trying to
dodge behind the courts, the American people are
thoroughly convinced that be has both committed and
hidden a crime.
Every honest innocent man wants all the facts
brought out. The guilty ones want to hide them.
Unjust Discrimination
Do the State Highway Commissioners think the
folks need washing mighty badly, or is it that they
themselves need bathing?
At any rate, there is some significance in the fact
that 'they ait building roads to private watering
beaches at the expense of the State. A contract has
recently been let to construct a road from Bath to
Bayview, the latter private property; and they are
expected to build a road from Grantsboro to Minne
sotte Beach, another private development.
While we do not know all the facts, it seems rather
odd that by some means the highway commissioners
are willing to spend money building roads to water
ing places before rebuilding and building some prom
inent roads which are much needed, it would do
more good to start work on some of these other proj
ects than it will to build roads to private watering
places, where virtue is too often sacrificed and much
scandal born.
A Proper Dedication
The Raleigh folks are to be congratulated for the
spirit manifested in dedicating their fine new audi
torum. It was a religious dedication, giving thanks
to the God of the Universe, upon which its founda
tion rests, and who gave strength to the hands that
moved every atom that went into the great structure,
and who gave far-seeing men the hearts and minds to
lay out, make sacrifices, and construct a building for
the good of the people of this and coming generations.
The President Goes Fishing
The President has gone fishing. Probably for pros
perity, or for votes —or both.
Of course, he may catch a few fish, but the two
things Mr. Hoover is longing for are prosperity and
Well, we are with him so far as prosperity is con
cerned—but that's all.
Again We Have With Us the Tariff
The big tariff question is still before us. This time
our American politicians are having nothing to do
with it. It is our customers, Great Britain and her
colonies, who have arranged to trade with each other
on a preferential basis, as far as possible, rather than
with the United States.
It means that Canada, Australia, India, and all
the other British possessions can ship their wheat,
cotton, meats, tobacco, and all other goods to each
other cheaper than the United States can; and on the
other hand that they will buy British-made goods in
preference to those from our country.
It is going to hurt our foreign trade in about the
same proportion that England will gain.
Our discriminatory, high, and unfair tariffs have
done us much harm. We need a world conference for
the purpose of making trade adjustments that will be
reasonable and fair to all nations. No nation is strong
enough to live alone in this day of rapid international
communication. We should avoid trade wars by all
means, because they are the basis of all other wars.
Editorial Survey
Sampson Independent.
This week farmers will sell the first tobacco of the
1932 crop. This will be sold on the various tobacco
markets throughout the belt opening Tuesday. Scores
of warehouse managers will be interested in securing
not only the first sales from farmers but also in han
dling their entire crops. In this connection, it might
be worth while to suggest to the tobacco grower that
under the present method of selling tobacco, the ware
house owner and manager is just as deeply interested
in securing the top price for tobacco as is the man
who grows it and offers it for sale. In other words,
the profit of the warehouse owner depends just as
much on the price as does that of the grower. When
tobacco sells for a low price the warehouse owner
makes little or no money. As the price advances the
profits of the warehouse owner increase proportion
ately with the profits of the grower.
Growers "very often are disappointed in the price
brought by their tobacco, and in many instances
blame the owners and operators of the warehouse
where the sale is made. Such a course is not founded
on reason. Warehouse managers often work until
almost exhausted with the one aim of driving the
price of tobacco on their floors to the very top. The
two, the grower and warehouse owner, are really part
ners in a marketing business. The success of one
means the success of the other. This should call for
understanding and the strongest kind of loyalty and
cooperation on the part of each. Tobacco growers
not only in Sampson and Bladen Counties, but every
where throughout the tobacco-growing belt, will find
that friendly cooperation and support of the ware
house owner and operator in his effort to get the best
price possible will result in increased profits for all
concerned. Cooperation and understanding between
the grower and warehouse owner should be and must
Ih' the basis for operation if tobacco growing is to be
profitable to all concerned, especially the farmer.
Sell Your Tobacco in Greenville
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Tobacco Warehouses
Greenville Tobacco Market has 8 large and modeqn brick
warehouses with close to 12 acres floor space, sufficient to ac- •
commodate 2,225,000 pounds of tobacco daily. These ware
houses are managed by men of years of experience.
Buyers and Factories
Greenville Tobacco Market has five (5) sets of buyers, rep
resenting all the important companies in the world Using bright
tobacco. Nine (9) large and modern tobacco factories are locat
ed here, additions having been made to several of them since last
season. r* ' • ,
Roads and Location
Greenville Tobacco Market is located in the heart of East
ern North Carolina. Seven fine hard-surfaced roads lead into
Greenville. Tobacco growers living 125 miles frorri Greenville
Tobacco market sell their tobacco in Greenville and return home
the ame day.
Government Report for 1931 -
The report of the Government for 1931 showed that the
GREENVILLE TOBACCO MARKET sold 66,154,736 pounds
for a general average of $9.40. The State averaged $8.86. The
New Bright Belt $8.95.
Will Continue to Grow
Greenville Tobacco Market will continue to grow because
important tobacco companies in this country and abroad are rep
resented on our market. It will be interesting to compare the
made on other markets with the investment in equip
ment on the Greenville Market.
Greenville Tobacco Market Opens
Tuesday, Sept 6th, 9:00 A. M.
With 5 Sets of Buyers
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Proprietors " HENRY C. SUGG, Proprietors
G. V. SMITH AND B. B. SUGG, Proprietors GUS FORBES and W. Z. MORTON,
W. S. MOYE. Proprietor McGOWAN and R. V. KEEL,
TOM TIMBERLAKE, W. C. SPENCE, Props. C. H. WEBB. Proprietor
Tuesday, August 23,1932

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