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PaMMwd Every Tuesday and Friday by The
ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO.
WILLIAMSTON. NORTH CAROLINA.
W. C. Manning Wit*
(Strictly Cash in Advance)
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Entered at the post office in WiHiamstoji, 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.
Friday, September 22, 1932
An Ordinary Practice
Many things have been doen that rate ordinary or
even lower than that have been done against an ideal
business code, but the meanest of all, |*rhaps, is the
practice carried on by certain tobacco drummers.
It has been said that when a man. working for an
other warehouse or market, goes on the auction floors
of a competing warehouse or market and in following
the sales begins to whisper the price is much high#r
at any warehouse or at any other market, he is get
ting about as low down as men can get in business.
And yet there are those who do it. It is also said
that the men who generally stoop to such a practice
are too well known at home to get a job at home.
Tobacco prices might vary first tine way and then
the other, and the farmer, with the perfect right to
turn his tags if hi is not satisfied, ran do so without
the advice of a whispering drummer.
Real Sign of Improvement
A real sign "of improvement in business conditions
was seen in Greensboro last week, when the Southern
Railway had to put on an extra freight train to han
dle the business. Most of the additional business
was in hauling cotton-mill products.
This means more for the railroads, more for the
mill owners, more for the mill workers, and more for
the cotton growers, as well as more for the merchant
who buys and sells these goods. If we can just get
the old wheels of business to turning again, every
body will get a little taste of the gravy as it passes
With most goods taking a considerable up turn in
price, now is a good time to buy. After all, buying
is the only thing that puts things to moving. When
a laborer buys goods, it is like pushing an electric
button. It makes all the wheels turn clear up the
line. ' .
The Florida Times-Union says: "Massachusetts is
raising a row over a portrait of a governor with his
hands in his pockets. Well, that's better than show
ing him with his hands in the Treasury."
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TUESDAY AMC FRIDAY
Big Fish Eat Little Fish
Twenty big banks in New York made big profits in
the first six months of this year. Where these profits
came from is perfectly plain, however, because they
profited to the same extent that the small country
banks lost during the same period.
The workings of our financial system are perfectly
illustrated by two fish in a pond, one~ big and the
other little. When the big fish swallows the little
one, the big one is then just as big as both were be
fore the little one was eaten." The same thing applies
to the big New York banks. They have swallowed
up the small country banks, and are getting the profits
that should have been distributed among them all.
Definite Program Needed
Nearly all the folks seem to be against Herbert
Hoover. Perhaps they should be. The depression
which has so crushed business during his administra
tion has been charged to him, and.this naturally makes
people hate him.
It is possibly unfair to charge Hoover with the re
sponsibility for the hard times now existing. It is
really chargeable to his friends. He is responsible,
however, for having such friends and for showing them
governmental favors, such as has been done.
Now the time for the Democrats to win, and it
is important that they have a real program and stick
to it. The mere winning to simply hold the offices
is not sufficient. The party should renew the fight
on its old-time principles, rather than pander to the
whims of a class of people who have no special inter
est in any democratic legislation.
Machinery and the Land
A recent issue of Ford News has the following ar
ticle from the pen of Henry Ford:
"Danger to our country is to be apprehended not
so much from the influence of new things as from
forgetting the value of old things. At present, much
that is blamed on the new thing—the machine—should
perhaps be blamed on our forgetting what we had
Ijefore the machine came, namely, the land. The
two belong together; they can not live apart; there
is no antagonism between them; they must be re
"I do not look for less but more use of machinery.
If the world is to have even a minimum supply of
goods, it must utilize the machine. The people will
never willingly forego the help which the machine
gives them in their work.
'"Besides, machinery makes more jobs. It enables
every one to enjoy inexpensively the comforts and
tfmvniences of modern living conditions. As for
overproduction, we have never yet had a sufficient
production of all the things which the family needs.
It would be splendid if the world should seriously at
tempt to overproduce evreything that everybody
needs. It would be'splendid if the world should serir
ously attempt to overproduce everything that every
body needs. We should then discover that our pres
ent machine facilities could not even catch up with
the need. Give the world a money system that makes
it easier for goods to How from man to man, and all
the factories on earth could not begin to supply a
tenth of the demand.
Basis of Prosperity
One must go into rural areas, where the people are
quietly building up their little businesses to realize
that the economic revival has started. And real mon
ey is growing in field, grove, and garden. The small
city and country communities are the backbone of
the nation. As they prosper, so will the nation.
IS PROFANED BY
USE IN COURTS
"Swearing In" Witnesses
In Many Instances Has
people think nowadays that
all that is essential in preparing a wit
ness for the stand is to elicit an affir
mation from him, as the Quakers have
always done in America, and in most
cases this is all that is necessary a
mong the better class of people.
While the lower elements that are
continually in the courthouse had just
as soon swear by a Bible as affirm
their pledge to tell the truth as one
means as much as the other. Many
times the criminal himself had just as
soon perjure himself after kissing the
Bible as otherwise.
When there was a scarcity of the
I holy book more pride was taken in
the uke of it and, 10, these many years
■it has been used in the courthouse
possibly to some benefit, but now it
seems that this peculiar use of the
book has outlived its benefit as there
is so much skepticism now.
And the man who kisses the book !
in the courthouse is generally the man
who does not know the teachings of
the Bible or the hallowness that sur- 1
rounds its use, and many times it isf
abused or misused in a place where
it is meant to do a lot of gool, but;
it takes a person skilled in the teach
ings of the book to protect it from'
No one will argue that t£e Bible
docs not have a place in the adminis
tration of justice, neither does any
one usually endeavor to incline peo
ple to believe that the Bible is not
a useful book in the courthouse to be
quoted by court attaches and its pre
cepts followed by all.
But to continue its use as a bind
ing influence in an oath is out of line
with the teachings of the book, which
says, "Swear not, by earth or heaven,"
and those who permit the book to be
so used are usurping a responsibility.
Use of the Holy Bible in the court
house for witnesses to kiss and hold
when taking an oath is a law or cus
tom that has possibly lost its useful
ness and one that has resulted in dis
favor among many, according to Clerk
of Court C. V, W. Ausbon of Washing
ton County, who has been "swearing'
•'em in" for the last quarter of a cen-l
Mr. Ausbon, ilong with others,
thinks that this custom has resulted
in indignities to the sacred book when
men and women commit by
solemnity of their oath and the sa
credness of the book and present tes
timony that is false.
There are men -and women today
who do not regard the Bible as a sa
cred book and who do not subscribe
to its teachings, and thus they get
FIRST SALE MONDAY
— " •' _ SEPTEMBER 26TH '
1 We are expecting a big sale Monday, as several of our cus- —'■&
tomers have advised us that they expect to sell Monday. It will
be to your advantage to
Come Early And Avoid The Rush
Be on time, for we want to get you unloaded before the sale
starts, and if you arrive soon, we can give you the position you
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Prices Continue Strong
Tobaccos that have any quality at all are selling good with us. The smoking types are holding
their own, and we promise to get you every cent our market, or any other market, will offord. If there
is any doubt about this statement, one load sold on our floor will convince you.
A GOOD SALE EVERY DAY
If you can't sell with us Monday, bring us a load any day next week. Every day is a good sale day
with us, for we push them to the limit, whether late or early. We want you to come to see us.
BARNHILL & INGRAM, PROPS. . WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
NORTH CAROLINA '
an opportunity to take an oath on a
book that meant no mere* to them
than many books, and thus it fails to
register in them any condemnation
when they perjure themselves on the
The Bible is the one book which
the church and the Sunday schools
and many other organizations teach
should be used only on special occa
sions and for conscientious study; yet,
the Bible is permitted to be used in
the courthouse as a tool for the quali
fication of witnesses, whether they be
hardened criminals or not.
Like Mr. Ausbon, many are of the
opinion that the Bible can be used
at marriages and such matters, and
also on occassions when a person takes
the oath of office, as most of them
remember the satcredness of the occa-
swearing on the Bible that they will
fell the truth and then disregard the
HOUSE FOR RENT: ALL MOD
ern conveniences. Desirable loca
tion. Rent reasonable. AppJy~To
Mrs. Bettie Gurganus, or call 158.-VV.
523 2t v
FOR SALE: GOOD TREE DOO,
especially good for mink. Josephus
Mizelle, R. F. D. 2, Jamesville. It
GOOD SECOND HAND COAL
stove for sale. Can be seen at Har
ry Jones'. Priced cheap. Thelma
Use This Laxative
made from plants
Thedford's BLACK-DRAUGHT la
made from plants that grow in the
ground, like the garden vegetables
you eat at every meal. NATURE
haa put into theae plants an active
medicine that atlmulate* the bowel*
to act Juat n» Nature put the ma
terials that sustain your body Into
the vegetable food* you eat.
In Black-Draught you have a natu
ral laxative, free from synthetic
drugs. It* use doe* not make you
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drugs to (fet the bowel* to act dtlly.
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the form of a BYRUP, for CHILORBN.
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