North Carolina Newspapers

    Worker Accidents
Cited As Nation's
No. 1 Fifth Column
25 Per Cent Increase in 1941
Indicated; Victory Hangs
On Redaction
With war leaders agreed that the
battle of democracy will be won or
lost on America's vast industrial
front, an estimated 25 per cent in
crease in occupational accidents in
1940 has made the preventable acci
dent the United Nations' Number 1
fifth column, says Edward R. Gran
nies, widely known industrial safety
"Hie accident situation in many
war industries already may be re
garded as grave, and it is growing
worse," Mr. Granniss warns. On the
basis of preliminary estimates, which
have an unfortunate habit of hitting
the mark closely, he believes that
occupational injuries last year leaped
25 per cent over the 1940 figures.
"With the whole picture still far
from complete It likely that
more than 21,000 workers were kill
ed on the job in 1941, 75,000 perma
nently disabled, and 1,700,000 kept
from work for from days to months
because of work accidents. The man
hours lost might have built 30 bat
"More than 90 per cent of those
work accidents were caused by lack
of safe conditions in the plant or oth
er working environment, by failure
of employees to perform their work
in a safe manner, or by a combina
tion of these two causes.
May It Best Month For
Planting Your Soybeans
Soybeans may be planted from
May 1 to June 13, says E. C. Blair,
extension agronomist of State Col
lege, but May is the best month in
which to plant them. Soybeans plant
ed late, after small grains, do not
make full yields. Medium to heavy
soils are best. Light soils in a good
state of fertility are also suitable.
Do not plant soybeans in very poor
sandy soils.
"If our armament production is
not to be seriously crippled, manage
ment and workers alike must quad
ruple their efforts to cut work acci
ients. Here as some suggestions that,
f followed, will greatly aid in con
luering our present accident carn
"Check your plant for the follow
ng hazards, and see that they are
rliminated or minimized; overcrowd
ng of men and materials, inadequate
ighting, poor ventilation, inadequate
nachine guarding, insufficient exits
ind fire protection, unprotected ele
ctor shaftways, stairways and
ind a lack of first aid equipment.
"See that every employee is taught
low to do his work oafely and that
le knows of all environmental haz
irds. This is particularly important
n the case of new workers.
"Know the hazards of your job
ind always perform your work in a
afe way, using whatever safety
;uards and clothing are provided. If
n doubt, ask your supervisor.
"It you see any unsafe condition,
eport it to your supervisor
"If injured, report for first aid
reatment, even if the injury is 'only
i scratch.' Infection is frequently
erious and too often fatal."
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Helpless as an overturned turtle, this Nazi tank rests, bottom up, in the Russian snows just where it landed
ground is another tank also disabled. The Moscow caption did not specitiy the location where this action
took place. This is the tirst photo radioed from Moscow to the United States since October 15.
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Prohibition of "Ardent Spirits" Was1
A Part of School Rules Published
Two Centuries Ago . . .
The 1,000,000 boys and girls who
attended school in North Carolina
seldom hesitate long enough to take
inventory of their modern freedom,
liberties and advantages. The rush
of school life, study, and parties
sweeps onward leaving little time to
look into the past to compare today
with the long, long string of yester
Rigid rules were written for the
youth of a "few years ago." Today,
student self-government is the usual
rather than the unusual. There is
little doubt but what - there are
schools which advertise their pro
gressive ideas for having first grad
ers set up their own plan for class
control. In many homes boys and
girls now have the full privilege of
governing themselves.
It is interesting when a person
compares the freedom for the youth
of today with the "rules" by which
they were governed years ago.
In the Raleigh Register, December
11, 1818, rules for the students of the
Hillsborough Academy were print
cd in order that the parents might
know by what regulations the pupils
lived. This was one of the many acad
emies of that day; and they may be
described as private boarding high
schools. There was no public high
school system supported by the
State. The announcement of the
academy's new school year begin
ning in January, 1819, included this
statement: "Every attention will be
paid to the discipline, Classical and
Religious instruction of Youth, sent
to this Institution."
Seven rules were listed in the
Raleigh newspaper. Every student
was required to attend both morn
ing and evening worship at the open
ing and close of the exercise of the
day. "No profane, abusive or inde
cent language" would be permitted
among the pupils.
There was a definite rule against
'ardent spirits" unless used "as a
medicine." "Severest discipline" was
prumiscd all who disobeyed this
Instead of posting a sign "No
To Tax Payers
A penalty of only one per cent is
being charged on 1941 taxes during
the month of February, but on March
1st the penalty will increase with
each succeeding month.
Pay your taxes during the remain
ing days of February and save
the additional cost.
Town of Williamston
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Local Happenings
In The Enterprise
Forty Years Ago
FEBRUARY 21, 1902.
The Mayor's office has been moved
to the store room formerly occupied
by M 1 Brown and Co
The firm of M. I. Brown and Co.,
has been changed to Miell and Brown
and moved to the store formerly oc
cupied by Keith and Godwin.
The office formerly used for the
Mayor's office has been fitted up
with nice, new fixtures for the U. S.
Post Office. Williamston is coming.
Will have a public building some of
these days.
Tlie Board of Directors of the
Martin County Tobacco Warehouse
Co. met Monday night and rented
one of the warehouses to Mr. James
Leggett and the other to Messrs. E.
L. Morgan and W. M. York.
Mr. Bridges from Kinstou lias ac
cepted a position with Martin and
Biggs at the furniture factory.
Messrs. W. J. Harper, representing
Finly, Roberts and Co., and J. L.
Yeakel, representing the Lowey
Drug Co., Baltimore, were register
id at the Hassell House on Tuesday.
Col. D, Worthington, a former res
ident of this place, but now of Wil
son, author of the "Broken Word,"
i book touching on the Civil War and
Slavery in the South, was at the Has
sell House one day this week.
Mrs. Marie Ellison and little
laughter, Laurie, who have been vis
iting Mrs. Belle Ellison, returned to
their home in Parmele. N C Wed
The Editor has been sick for a
week and is still confined to his
room with the "grip."
Mr. Harry Wynn, of Everetts, was
in Williamston Tuesday and sub
scribed for The Enterprise.
Miss Lula Staton, who has iieen
quite ill at her home at "Kelvin
Grove" Farm, we are glad to say is
'Victory l*arden Is
Worth Over $200
To Family Of Five
Vegetables that can be grown in a
"Victory Garden" are worth $253.55,
based on retail store prices, says H..
R. Niswonger, extension horticultur
ist of N. C. State College. If the vege
tables were all sold on curb markets,
at seasonal prices, they would bring
$255 28_
"All 'this is' possible," Niswonger
declared, "through a little garden
work, the proper fertilizer and spray
materials, and a special collection of
Victory Garden seed which is being
sold throughout the State by lead
ing seedsmen at prices ranging from
15.35 to $6.50 for the entire seed as
sortment. It is evident from this that
a Victory Garden is a good invest
As examples of the value of gar
den crops, the horticulturist said that
one-half ounce of tomato seed will
produce enough plants to put out
750 row lent. This planting-wilt fee
sufficient to feed a family of five,
both fresh tomatoes and an extra
amount for canning, throughout the
year. The approximate yield from
750 row feet of tomatoes would be
loitering," there was a fourth regu-,
lation stating that, "No Scholar shall1
be permitted to lounge about any
Store or Tavern, or the public street,
nor play therein." Attending public
worship and refraining from study
and amusemAits was required as a
part of the strict regard for the
"Lord's Day."
The concluding statement from the
rules specified that should any pu
pil's conduct "render him an improp
er and dangerous companion for his
fellow students, he shall (after due
discipline being exercised) be dis
missed from the institution."
? Planting 115,001 Pine
Seedlings On Eroded Fields
C. B. Keller, of Oxford 4, is plant
ng 115,000 pine seedlings on eroded
fields and on old stands of pines that
iave been clean-cut for lumber, re
jorts Granville County Farm Agent
2. V. Morgan.
20 bushels, or 1,200 pounds. At a re
.ail and curb market price of 6 cents
per pound, the value of tomatoes in
i Victory Garden would be $72.
Two and one-half pounds of bush
lima beans, planted in 250 feet of
row, will yield approximately 35
quarts, shelled. At 40 cents per quart
the value would be $14.00. It requires
S ounces of turnip seed to plant a
sufficient amount for a family of
five, but this planting will produce
Approximately nine bushels, or 450
pounds of turnip roots. At a retail
price of 3 cents per pound, the value j
is $13 50; at a curb market price of 41
cents per pound, the value is $18.".
"Grow a Victory Garden to show |
/our patriotism, to help meet eco-'
nomic needs, and to improve your
health," the horticulturist urged.
Beware Coughs
from common colds
That Hang On
Creomulsion relieves promptly be
cause it goes right to the seat of the
trouble to help loosen and expel
germ laden phlegm, and aid nature
to soothe and heal raw, tender, in
flamed bronchial mucous mem
branes Tell your druggist to sell you
a bottle of Creomulsion with the un
derstanding you must like the way it
quickly allays the cough or vou are
to have your money back.
for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis
1.10 p,nt
pLIXTItIC power is llic greatest
driving foree ol ull?but water
power serves the sumc purpose. So is
great wealth desirable?but we must
start with the smaller savings first,
and then later we may uttain that
greater power. Open your suviugs
account toduy.
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
Member Federal llepuslt Insurance Corpoaaliun
Avoid Tax Penalty
Beginning March 2
A Penalty of Two Per Cent Will Be Added
To All Tax Accounts Due The County
Pay Your Taxes on or Before
March 1st and Save the
Tax Collector of Martin County

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