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Published Every Tuesday and Friday by The
ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO.
WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
W. C. Manning
(Strictly Cash in Advance)
IN MARTIN COUNTY
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OUTSIDE MARTIN COUNTY
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Entered at the post office m VViUumston N . L
as second-class matter under the act of Congress
of March 3, 1879. '•
Address an communications to The En ' e [P rls ®
and not to the individual members of the farm.
Tuesday, October 4, 1932
The greatest man in the world is the fellow who
can knock a baseball the farthest in the minds of
the American people. More people listen in on a
game than on a gathering of kings, queens, pojx-s, and
potentates. It isjust the thing that satisfies the folks
in this country. We have no social need for scien
tists, statesmen, or preachers. Good ball players sat
One Element Not Needed
It is to be hoped that Governor Roosevelt is mak
ing no overtures to Tammany. It will be too hard
to please Tammany and help the people, too.
If the East Side dive in N'ew York City wants a
common grafter Ifke Jimmy Walker to rule over them
we have no grounds for complaint. Hut let Jimmy
Walker keep his hands out of decent politics, or he
will defile them and sell then) out.
Shouse's New Attitude
Jouett Shouse, who was largely in charge of the
Democratic party during.the past four years, is now
dsing his oftfa'as president of the Association Against
the Prohibitkin Amendment in trying to defeat Wil
liam Gibbs McAdoo for the United States- Senate in
California, and is making an effort to deliver the wet
Democratic vote to the Republican candidate, Tal
Nobody has ever, suspected Mr. Shouse of having
any political principles that were higher than a liquor
jug. We wonder if he will be read out of the demo
cratic party or will he be permitted to desecrate it in
A Privilege All Are Entitled To
The Socialist Party will have electors on the na
tional ballot in this slate in November, as the party
succeeded in getting a petition signed by more than
There is no reason why they should not be entitled
■to-have, their-electors printed- on 4lie ballot, since
there are a fairly good number of people in the state
who vote that ticket, and they should have a free
chance to vote as they wish in this democratic state.
No democracy has the right to crowd out a minority,
and if they dp the minority may grow to be the ma
jority party some day.
Sunday baseball needs to be classified.
There are people who can see no harm in the Sun
day Ha§eball Yet, when its full effects are
honestly analyzed, we can see no reason why Chris
tian people should not look upon it with pity, and
people generally frown down on it with contempt.
It is generally promoted by people for financial
reasons, and patronized by an unsuspecting and
thoughtless public. It is one of the many agencies
which is helping to remove man from the foundation
of respect for the higher things in life. It is in direct
violation to Christian principles. It detracts from
the time that should be spent in worship service and
takes the fruits of our labors, leaving nothing for
the weary and the needy. It simply means that we
are putting all we have into worldly pleasures, and
neglecting the things that carry us higher up in the
scale of living. Money-making sharks are putting
out advertising for Sunday games. They know hu
manity only too well. They know the world rushes
on at any cost and with no thought of the future.
The reason Sunday baseball is wrong is because it
help to destroy the serving of more important
Should Be Settled
When Japan attacked China in Manchuria gome
time back, everybody knew her only purpose was
theft. Now it turns out that the claims title to Man
churia. „ '
Of course, the world should not go to war, yet Ja
pan should be treated m aa outlaw and forced to
surrender all claims to Chinae territory. Like all
other controversies, it shoald be settled soon.
Candidate Roosevelt made a good point in his De
troit speech when he pleaded for social justicj.
He was, in the city that has created more wealth in
a short time than any other city in the world of its
sire—but which now has more hungry, dependent
people than any other city of its sire.
The wealth was created by high wages paid men
and high prices for materials to produce something
that was sold and drew money from ail corners of the
earth. When all the substance these corners had was
drawn away and they could not longer buy, then De
troit suffered. They had nothing to do.
The same rule applies to practically every other
kind of business. The world has sold goods too high.
The buyers did not get value received, and now the
only thing we have to remind us of our trade is the
past-due note staring us in the face.
We need a new order, and a better business system
in individual businesses.
Josephus Daniels' Tribute to F.J)*
Austin (Texas) American."
Josephus Daniels has been one of the outstanding
leaders and'editors of North Carolina for 40 years.
He has attended every national convention of the
Democratic party since the crown of thorns and cross
of gold speech of Bryart in 1896. He was an adviser
and right-hand man of Woodrow Wilson for eight
years. He was the Secretary of the Navy who made
history in the dark days of the World War. He con
tributes to the current number of the Saturday Eve
ning I'ost a remarkable story of the life and public
services of Franklin D. Roosevelt. . It is really the
best contribution to the Democratic cause that has
appeared since the nomination of Roosevelt by the
Chicago convention. It should be read by all Demo
crats as well as all voters of independent minds. It
is worth while from forelines to finish. It tells the
story of the protection of the naval oil reserves by
outstanding personages and the looting of the oil re
serve after Woodrow Wilson had been retired to pri
vate life. It tells of Roosevelt, the man of sterling
qualities, high American patriotism, and his love for
justice for all men, his sincere sympathy for those
who need a helping hand, and his ideals and policies
of government from his entrance into public service
until the present hour. Incidentally, there is a tribute
to Senator Thomas J. Walsh, of Montana, who trailed
the looters to their liiir, who forced them to disgorge,
and who was instrumental in sending Albert B. Fall
to the jK'nitentiary for his crimes against the Ameri
can people. Josephus Daniels is one of the outstand
ing leaders of America. He is one of the outstanding
Democratic regulars of the South. He is a man of the
people. He worked his way from a printer's devil to
a high pinnacle and his record as a public servant
has never been surpassed by any American who clas
sified himself as a Democrat.
A Purged Democracy
"In my opinion the Democratic party must purge
itself," says Editor Alfred E. Smith, in his first edi
torial in The New Outlook.
Maybe Editor Smith doesn't yet realiie it, but the
Democratic party has already purged itself. The
purging operation was performed at the Chicago con
vention last summer.
First, the Democratic party purged itself of John
J. Raskob and all his works. . —■ —-
Secondly, the Democratic party purged itself of
Jouett Shouse, who has since demonstrated that he
puts loyalty to the National Association Against Pro
hibition above loyalty to the principles of the Demo
cratic party. For proof, witness the fight of Shouse
on McAdoo.in California, and his vigorous support
of the Republican candidate for the United States
Senate in that State.
Thirdly, the Democratic party purged itself of the
special interests and corrupt big city political ma
chines which backed Alfred E. Smith for the Presi
dency against Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Chicago
Fourthly, the Democratic party purged itself of that
element of Tammany Hall led byline James J. Walk
er, belter known as Jimmy, when, it turned its back
on Jimmy and Tammany and followed William G.
McAdoo in his fight to control the Democratic Na
tional Convention and the Democratic national or
Because the Democratic party has thus purged it
self of the type of leadership that has brought noth
ing but disappointment and disaster to its hope of
victory for the last 12 yearv the people of this coun
try are rallying today as they have not rallied since
Woodrow Wilson to the standard of the Democratic
candidate for President.
Editor Alfred E. Smith may not suspect it, but he
is going to find that the Democratic party which will
take over the government of the United States next
March will be an entirely different Democratic party
from that which he and Raskob sought to elevate to
power in 1928.
It is not a new party. It is an old party—very,
very old. As old as Thomas Jefferson and Andrew
Jackson—as old as the principle of equal rights to all
and special privileges to none. It is the ancient foe
of the Bourbons and Tories. It is the party that al
ways has remembered "the forgotten man," and it is
not going to forget him now.
When Mr. Smith proclaims that "the forgotten man
is a myth, and the sooner he disappears from the cam
paign the better it will be for the country," he mere
ly demonstrates how completely he is out of step with
the party of Jefferson, Jackson, and Wilson, and how
tragically he has been blinded by the political philos
ophy of Raskob and the other scions of plutocracy and
special interests who backed him in his unsuccessful
efforts to win the presidency. ,
PUBLISH ID KVKRV
TUMDAY AMD FRIDAY
if t| n VHTVDDOtfiff WILLIAMftTON
AN A, ANIAKRKIOFL NOWTH CAWOHNA
- Bjr DWIG j
BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN
It used to be said of a certain couplej
of as they walked home from .
Sunday night service, that they walk-|
ed so slowly you had to watch the
fence along the street to tell which
way they were moving.
Very much the satne reflection may
be made about, business today. It is
moving so slowly that it is hard to I
tell whether we are going ahead or
standing still, except by looking back
to sec where we have come from.
Looking back to June we can sec that
commodity prices have advanced—
cotton, tobacco, peanuts, hogs, dairy
products, lead, tin, etc. Bond and
stock prices are higher, bond issues
are actually being oversubscribed.!
The Qlusing .of banks is back to nor
mal, some banks are reopening, dis
tinctly better credit conditions pre-j
vail, and a very noticeable improve
ment in confidence has taken place.
All of these things are small indica
tions that the tide has turned, that
business has rounded the .corner, and
that we may buckle down to hard
work again with the happy thought
that while the return t> normal may
be slow, it is nevertheless sure.
W. H. GURKIN.
THE TOBACCO CROP
Well, I presume you found in the
News and Observer a short article
with my name signed to it, in refer
ence to the next legislature of North
Carolina cutting the warehouse j
charges in half in North Carolina, and
I told the boys to do some guessing
on this proposition.
Well, all right, let them go to it
and do a little guessing as to why
they want warehouse charges cut in
Nojrth Carolina. Now, I am some
what of a guesser myself, especially
on the poundage in the bright belts,
and I don't propose to take any back
seat on my guess for the whole bright
belt of Georgia. South Carolina, North
Carolina and Virginia, which is 310,-
000,000 for this year.
Now comes a voice in one of the
tobacco journals of recent issue, say
ing unless prices almost triple this
V. E. P. Folks
We extend to you a very hearty
welcome to our town and community.
We are proud that you have se
lected Williamston as the location
for your district office. Your new
store and office building is a credit to
your company and to our town.
When you are in need of hard
ware, we would be glad to serve you.
year compared with the 1931 level,
cigarette tobacco will further decline.
1 wonder where this brother
information. Also notice in another
tobacco journal that a certain Wall
Street broker that issues a yearly re
view to the tobacco trade says over
the past three years stocks of bright
tobacco have mounted steadily. Now,
pray tell me what this fellow is play
ing for. Head President Carrington's
report of the stocks of bright leaf to
bacco on 'hand April 1, 1932. I have
figured it out and on April 1, 1933,
we will have exactly 45,000,000 pounds
of bright tobacco to supply the world.
The farmers are not interested in
increasing their acreage at present
prices, and they ar enot going to do
it. They have had old man depres
sion, young man depression throwed
at them until they have no school
books, no clothes, and they don't give
which way the railroad runs or
who is elected, for they have been
promised relief so long. They are
ready to raise hog, hominy, and fruit.
As to the poor old warehouseman —
he is fortunate enough this year to
rent his warehouse cheap and hire his
force cheap. If it wasn't for this, they
would all go in the hole again, but
as it is maybe they can make bread
Do some more figurffig, boys, and
at the same time don't forget the
farmer will figure, too.
W. T. MEADOWS.
Having this day qualified as admin- 1
istrator of the estate of James Edwin i
llarrell, deceased, late of Martin
County, North Carolina, this is to no
tify all persons holding claims against
said estate ta. present them to the un
dersigned for payment on or before
the 22nd day of August, 1933, or this
notice will be pleaded in bar of any
recovery thereon. All person* indebt
ed to said estate will please make im
This the 22nd day of August, 1932.
W. H. HARRELL,
a3O 6tw Administrator.
CARLOAD OP PINE TENNESSEE
Jersey milch cows for sale at Har
rison Bros. Stables. Williamston, N.
C. °4 4tp
RESOLUTIONS OP RESPECT
On September 16th, our sister and
friend, Mrs. Mollie E. White, was
called to her reward, and it is not for
us to question why she was taken,
but to bow in humble submission to
His Will. When her spirit left this
earth to dwell with the Heavenly
Father, whom she loved so much, we
lost one oi our most beloved mem
Whereas, be it resolved:
That the members of the ladies aid
society of the Williamston Christian
church fully realize the loss of one
who through many years has been a
TO THE VIRGINIA ELECTRIC &
POWER CO. AND EMPLOYEES
It is needless for us to say the Watts
Theatre is here for your pleasure.
WE WELCOME YOU TO WILLIAMSTON!
WE EXTEND OUR BIG HAND OF
TO OUR LItTLE TOWN and COMMUNITY
And Power Co.
AND EVERY ONE OF ITS EMPLOYEES
We are proud to have you in our
midst, and hope you will quickly make
our town your town.
* ____ * *
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WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
Tuesday, October 4,1932
spiritual light to its members in their
association with her.
That, as her friends we will keep
her memory dear, and hold in high
regard her life, of which it may be
said that she was gentle in spirit, true
in character, and a loyal friend. Her
life was one in which the teachings
of Jesus Christ were exemplified.
That a copy of these resolutions be
sent to the family of our friends, a
copy sent to the Enterprise, and one
to the North Carolina Christian for
September 25, 1932.
Mrs. JOHN A. WARD.
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