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PuMUwd Ii*t Tank; and Friday by tin
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WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA
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Entered at the post office in Williamston, N. C.,
as second-class matter under the act of Congress
of March 3, 1879.
Address all communications to The Enterprise
and not individual members of the firm.
Tuesday, February 18. 1936
Look at the Record
Let's leave it to the record as to whether business
has been better under Roosevelt's first two years in
office as compared to that in the last two years un
der Hoover. We need to take the books of the mer
chants, the farmers, the bankers, the railroads, the
insurance coni|>anies, the telephone and telegraph
companies, the (tower and light companies and all the
other legitimate business concerns in the country
and check the trend of the times. How many mer
chants have been forced into bankruptcy? How many
mills and factories have closed? Have the telephone
combines lost business by a drop in value or exper
ienced loss in collections? Have the power companies
lost either from lower meterage or poorer collections?
Have any county, state or private corporations suf
fered from a drop in the value of their bonds or low
ering of stock values these past two years'
It is a fact well established by the record in black
and white that we are all better off today than we
were during those hectic days of Hooverism and re
publican bondage with the possible exception of the
coupon clipper, who, after all, is too rich already and
who has no rights beyond those of the average hu
What we need to know is the truth about the real
condition of things and be honest enough to do the
right thing when the right time comes. We need al
so to know that the long abusive articles coming from
some newspapers and magazines attacking the New
Deal are false from the core out, and are not entitled
to the respect or consideration of sensible people.
Keep the facts in mind and don't follow the
crowd that would have you, believe conditions were
better under Hoover titan they are under President
The Danger in Curbing Credit
In their earnestness to curtail tobacco porduction
this year, some farm leaders in Greenville recently
suggested, among other things, that credit be limited
in accordance with a production decrease of around
The action of the committee, the farmers and the
meeting is commendable, for they are striving to
protect the economic standing of thousands upon
thousands of people but the credit curtailment idea
can hardly be considered wise unless it is administer
ed equally to all growers. It is little less than suicide
for the small, dependent farmer to have to swallow a
substantial reduction, often below the point where it
is even economical to raise a crop, while his stronger
fellow farmer can finance his own way, increase his
production and reap a greater portion of the profits.
While the control program in effect before the high
court entered upon the scene, no doubt, benefitted all
with very, very few exceptions^ there is no doubt but
what some farmers profited at the expense of others.
Surely the small scale farmers, raising barely enough
to justify the operation of a single barn, suffered more
in proportion than the large scale farmer who was di
rected to decrease his acregae considerably. And now
it has been suggested that credit be limited to the
ons actually needing credit to a greater extent that
those who will be able to finance their own way by
a way of their own. No plan, based on inequality,
will stand, and the leaders, it is sincerely believed,
will do well to eliminate inequalities that are certain
to follow when the little man's credit is curbed and
the big man is given free reins.
Seeking No Direct Favors
Congress is wasting much time in trying to do some
thing for the farmer as a direct favor.
The farmer dots not need nor ask for special fav
ors above other people. He is no weakling All he
asks is for Congress to see that he gets a fair deal
and not allow any fellow or combination of fellows
to loot his barns and smokehouses by manipulating
the values of the products they contain and lake them
at below the cost of production, or below their real
If Congress will keep the grafters off of the farmer,
he will stand bis ground. His only trouble in the
past has been that he has been the prey of a very
vicious gang of grafters, who have plotted to manipu
late the markets so that they might take too much
from him for the little service they rendered.
Interest Is a Bad Thing
Interest is a bad thine It oppresses and hurts the
man who has to pay it and on the other hand it
aeariy kills the rich man who has to lose it.
Just think of the few thousand American bond
holders who hate Roosevelt so bad they apparently
would kill him, many of whom have gone far enough
to lie on him all because he has cut their interest
They stood by in perfect peace when the great
multitudes were hungry and staring around the cor
ner, looking for the Hoover prosperity that never
tame Wealth is praying for a lise in interest rates,
disregarding the fact that the poor fellow has to pay
the interest. When we follow through the real con
dition of things, we are bound to admit that this is
not only a very selfish world but that it is also a very
The task for us is to hold fast to the man who has
brought prosperity to every class both in business
and labor, or shall we return to the principle that
denies the great bulk of our population the fruits of
their labor and permits the favored few to draw too
much interest and make unreasonable profits to place
in their idle coffers.
Must Follow More Conservative Course
One thing we need to know is that so long as we
spend more than we make we will always remain poor
and get poorer because one can never fill a cash when
more drains out from leaks than goes in at the bung.
Unfortunately our style of living and the craving for
more and more conveniences and luxuries demand
more than we can make. We need to spend less on
simple pleasures that make us no wiser and no rich
er. And unless we do follow a more conservative
course we are doomed to poverty and want. When
people get so hungry for pleasure that they will give
up their birthright and mortgage their homes and
farms to enable them to get those things they do not
especially need and soon pass away without ever pro
ducing anything of lasting value. One of the neces
sary reforms that this generation needs to put into
action is to find a way to increase its income or re
duce its expenditures, and we are likely to find it
easier to cut our spending than to increase our in
The Newspapers and History
Morgan ton News-Herald
The newspaper was pictured recently by Prof. E
E. Robinson, of Stanford University, as the surest
source of information for the historian. "The living
event is forever gone," Prof. Robinson said, "but the
newspaper is evidence that life was here. .. During
the past fifteen years in a period of unprecedented
turmoil and uncertainty we have constantly before
our eyes a new kind of newspa|ier. In purpose it is (
lt)ot new, but very old?for it arises from a basic A
merican practice?freedom of the press. It is a fac
tor increasing importance in evacuating the pat
terns in the public mind. Other agencies for expres
sion of public opinion may have declined in im
portance. The newspaper has not." Referring to
"our knowledge of the past," Professor Robinson de
clared that "nowhere else is it so vividly, so com
pletely, so fairly revealed, dk in the newspapers." Of
news|>aper men he said: "They are not propagandists
and they are not crusaders. 'l"hey attempt to present
the |>assing moment with the same partiality, the
same honesty and the same high purpose as the his
torian uses many years later."
We Pay Veterans Most
In connection with the payment of the bonus it is
interesting to note that the annual veterans' bill of
the L'nited States today exceeds the amount expend
ed by oil other major combatants combined.
In 1934, the last year for which comparative fig
ures are availible, the United States spent $860,635,
000 for relief of veterans, as compared to $860,190.
360 for Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and
Canada combined. Prepayment of the soldier bonus
will make the American total considerably greater
than that for all the former allies.
These figures are even more remarkable when it
is taken into consideration that the United States had
4,747,240 men mobilized in the World War, as com
pared to 34,244,636 for the other nations, and 322,
497 dead and wounded, whereas these other countries
had 16,563,907 casualties during the conflict.
The per capita ex|>enditure for 1934, based on the
number of men mobilized, was $180.91 for the United
States and $26.02 for foreign nations. Based on the
number of dead and wounded, the per capita outlay
lor the United States was $2,668.66, as compared
with $53.80 for the others.
The ex|>lanation of heavier expenditures in the
United States is that outright payments elsewhere
have been made only on a pension basis, correspond
ing to the compensation paid in this country to thuae
partly or wholly disabled in the World War and to
dependents of those who were killed.
Miss Amelia Ear hart, noted aviatrix, insists that 40
miles per hour is plenty fast to drive an automobile.
Commenting on this statement by Miss Ear hart, the
Oxford Ledger says: "She holds J number of flying
records, but differs from many of our North Carolina
drivers who perfer to do their flying on the highways.
In the air is the place to travel fast."
We agree with the Oxford Ledger that if one must
travel fast, or "fly," so to giaak, it is safer to take to
the air. At least your flying on the highways makes
it more dangerous and unsafe for your neighbors who
find it necessary to use them, too.
NOTICE or BALE or UAL
By virtue of the authority of the
Superior Court for Martin County,
the undersigned will on the 22nd
day of February, 1836. at 12 o'clock
noon, on the premises described, ex
puee to sale the following described
Being one house and lot in the
town of Hamilton, N. C. formerly
owned and occupied by Jerry Ben
nett and wife, Lucy Bennett.
JOS. W. BAILEY.
jan-21 4t-w CommiCioner
SALE OF VALUABLE FARM
Under and by virtue of the au
thority conferred upon us in a deed
of trust executed by L. A. Clark and
wife, Essie Clark, on the 18th day
of November, 1924, and recorded in
book T-2, page 269. we will, on Sat
urday. the 15th day of February,
1836, 12 o'clock noon, at the court
house door in Martin County, Wil
liomston, N. C., sell at public auc
tion, for cash, to the highest bidder
the following land, to wit:
All that certain tract or parcel of
land lying and being in Poplar Point
Township, Martin County, and State
of North Carolina, containing 119
acres, more or less, and bounded on
the N. by Everett Branch, on the E
by lands of Jim Barnhill. on the S.
by the Wild Cat Rd., and the lands
of Jim Barnhill and on the W. by the
lands of J L. Wynn, and more par
ticularly described as follows, to wit
Beginning at a stake in Everett
Branch, the corner of J. L. Wynn
and the land herein conveyed,
thence S. 4 1-2 W 123 poles. S. 20
3-4 W. 6 poles, S. 43 1-2 W. 109 poles.
S 35 1-2 E. 35 poles. N. 46 E 206
poles, N. 12 E. 135 poles, thence N.
44 W. 6 poles, S. 72 W. 70 poles, S.
56 W. 50 poles to the beginning.
This land is sold subject to all un
This sale is made by reason of the
failure of L. A. Clark and wife, Es
sie Clark, to pay off and discharge
the indebtedness secured by said
Deed of Trust.
A deposit of 10 per cent will be
required from the purchaser at the
This the 3rd day of January, 1936.
j21 4tw Substituted Trustee.
Durham. N. C.
NOTICE OF SALE UNDER
By virtue of the power and au
thority given by a certain mortgage,
executed by Rebecca Hyman to B.
A Critcher. Trustee, which is re
corded in the office of Register of
Deeds for the County of Martin, in
book C-3. page 84. the following
property will be sold at public auc
A house and lot in the Town of
Williamston, N. C., bounded on the
south and west by Ed Ormond, on
the north by Uvmaii Street, and on
the ewt by Martin Street, being the
rate house and lot formerly oc
lufxed by Sarah flyman, contain
ing I H acres, more
Tract, adjoining George
Hjman, a street, the White land,
and Margaret Johnson. Given for
Place of sale Courthouse. Wii
iiamston. N. C.. Martin County.
Time of sale. Monday, March 9th,
1936. 12 o'clock.
Terms of sale: Cash.
February 7. 1936
D. G. MATTHEWS. .
f-11 4t-w Mortgagee.
North Carolbna. m
Under and by virtue of the -power
of sale contained in a certain deed
of trust executed to the undersigned
trustee on the 22nd day of July, 1929.
by J. G. Godard and wife. Carrie G.
Godard, and of record in the pub
lic registry of Martin County, in
book C-3, at page 42. said deed of
trust having been given for the pur
pose of securing s certain note of
even date and tenor therewith, de
fault having been made in the pay
ment of the said note, and the stipu
lations contained in said deed of
trust not having been complied with,
and at the request of the holder of
he said note, the undersigned trus
tee will, on Thursday, the 20th day
of February, 1936. at twelve o'clock
noon, in front of the courthouse door
in the town of Williamston. offer for
sale, to the highest bidder, for cash,
the following described real estate,
to wit: a
Being the store and lot in the town
of Williamston, N. C., bounded on
the north by Main Street, on thg east
by the store of Mrs. Gordy, on the
south by S. R. Biggs' heirs, and on
the west by the store of S. R. Biggs
Drug Company, and being the store
now used as a restaurant.
This the 20th day of January, 1936
ELBERT S. PEEL.
j21 4tw Trustee.
SALE OF VALUABLE FARM
Under and by virtue of the au
thority conferred upon us in a Deed
of Trust executed by Z. V. Price
and wife. Mattie Gardner Price, on
the ISth day of October, 1923, and
recorded in Book R12, page 415, we
will on Saturday, the 7th day of
March, 1936, at 12 o'clock noon, at
the courthouse door in Martin
County. Williamston, N. C., sell at
public auction for cash to the high
est bidder the following land, to*
All that certain tract or parcel of
land lying and being in Jamesville
Township. Martin County, N. C.,
bounded on the N by Deep Run
and the lands of Will Beacham, on
the E by the lands of John D. Ixl
ley, on the S. by the lands of the
Dennis Simmons Lumber Co., and
on the W. by the lands of John
Price end containing 60 acre*, more
or lam, and being the same land
deedad to Vance Price by Z. Z.
Price and wile, Laura Price and
more particularly described a* fol
lows, to-wit: , Beginning at J. D.
>eep Bun; tbence
Lilley's corner in Daap L
S. It* and 40 minutes W. 10717
lies, thence N. 70* and 10 minutes
04 poles, thence N. ? E. 93
poles, thence S 57 E. 11 polos,
thence N. 33 1-3 E. 63 poles to
Deep Run, thence along the run of
Deep Run to the beginning, con
taining 60 acres, more or less.
ITus land is sold subject to all
This sale is made by reason of the
failuy.- of E. V. Price and wife.
cured by Mid Deed of Trust
A deposit of 10 percent will be
a from the purchaser at the
Thii Slat day of January, 1836.
f-11 4t-w Substituted Trustee.
Durham. N. C.
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