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    The Enterprise
Published Every Tuesday and Friday by the
w. c. manning
Editor ? 1908-1938
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Entered at the post office in Williamston, N.
C., as second-class matter under the act of Con
gress of March 8, 1878.
Address all communications to The Enterprise
and not individual members of the firm.
Friday, September 25, 1942.
The Speculative Middle
Parity prices, however vague they are to
many of us, have been fixed, more or less, for
many farm commodities, but regardless of that
definite action the speculator between the pro
ducer and the consumer continues to operate
and influence prices. If the parity price of cot
ton is fixed at parity of about eighteen or twen
ty cents, then why is it necessary to have a
gambler, far removed from the cotton field and
cotton factory, tell the farmer the price he is
to receive and the consumer what prace he is
to pay for cotton?
While supply and demand may be the basic
factors in determining prices along with pro
duction costs, it would seem that the speculator
on the exchange has more to do with deter
mining prices than all other factors combined.
And in the end, the farmer sells on a low mar
ket, as a rule, and the consumer buys on a high
The speculative middle i$ costing this coun
try a pile of money every year, just as the mid
dle is costing the producer a pile of money in
getting his commodities to the public. Surely,
the middleman is entitled to remuneration and
a fair profit for his services, but it is hard to un
derstand why the farmer gets only 13 cents a
dozen for his green corn, on an average, and
the consumer has to pay around 40 cents a doz
en. The consumer thinks the farmer is getting
rich, and the farmer thinks the consumer is get
ting his food at a low price, when in reality and
in too many cases, the farmer is selling at a fig
ure below the cost of production and the con
sumer is paying an increased price for his food.
War Effort In Britain And The U. S.
Apparently Britain has learned the value of
freedom and its people are convinced that it
is worth anything it may cost. The Britishers
are now .convinced that a thousand-dollar bill
will not stop a tank, and that accepted fact
makes it possible for the British government to
take all its subjects' income and leave the tax,
while in this country the government takes the
tax and leaves the income. Pleasure-driving
ceased long ago in England, while in this coun
try we are still demanding liberal supplies and
entertaining the notion that we must wander
from mountain to sea and back again ever so
If the United States would catch up with the
British pace, seventy-five million of our peo
ple must be directly connected with the war ef
Americans, going to Britain, soon are con
vinced that this country, as a whole, has no
idea how much Britain is doing in this war,
and that the average United States citizen has
no idea or conception of the size of the task we
are up against. American soldiers in London are
waking up to the realities and the facts, and
they are asking if the people back home are
waking up and if they can be depended upon
to back them up in the enormous task.
If we are going to win this war, we have first
got to place a value on the freedom we now
enjoy, and stop so much bellyaching about price
regulations, rationing and taxes. Somerset
Maugham sums up the situation in these words,
"If a nation values anything more than freedom,
it will lose its freedom; and the irony is that
if it is comfort and money that it values more,
it will lose that too."
A Crumbling Foundation
The home, sociologists maintain, is the foun
dation of society. Accepting the declaration at
its face value, then the foundation is apparent
ly crumbling, for eighteen applications for di
vorce are pending in this comparatively small
county of ours. Just what the supporting rea
sons are is beside the point here. Possibly each
applicant has good reason to ask the court to
annul his marriage vows, but the trend is not
healthy for society.
Turn to the illegitimate cases, broken prom
ises and the indifference found among our pop
ulation, and it will appear that society's foun
dation is tottering. The backwash, offering up
unwanted tots and dependents in numbers, is
already proving a burden on relief rolls. De
spite the efforts of welfare and relief agen
cies to handle the problem, it is apparent that
the only solution possible will come in the elim
ination of such cases. It is far more difficult to
salve the wounds of a broken home than it is
to hold the home together.
If America will grow strong and prosper, it
must turn to the foundation and bolster socie
ty's basic principles.
IIpiping If in The War
Here is what your War Savings Stamps and
Bonds will buy for the U. S. Marine Corps:
Ten cents will buy 5 cartridges, .45 caliber.
Fifty cents will buy 12 yards barbed wire.
One dollar will buy 1 intrenching shovel.
Three dollars and fifty cents will buy one
round for a 37-millimeter anti-tank gun.
Four dollars will buy 1 steel helmet.
Eighteen dollars and seventy-five cents will
buy 1 field telephone.
Thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents will buy
one wall tent complete.
Seventy-five dollars will buy 1 field range
Two hundred and forty dollars will fire a 50
caliber anti-aircraft machine gun 1,000 times.
Three hundred and twenty-one dollars will
buy 1 submachine gun.
Honey Nut Oleo
pound 17c
Shopping at Pender'* is Pleasant and Thrifty. Put Your Savings in U. S. War Stamps
New Treat Salad Dressing, qt. 27e
JEWEL * Carton 19c
4-Hj Carton 75k ? 8-H> Carton $1.44
Dried Beans r 2-1?
Plain or Self Rising
Colonial 2 29c
No. 2 can Apple Sauce
2 for 19c
Peaches 2 38c
Red Mill
fnegar % C*Mon Jug lfc
Colonial Red Pitied Sour
therms 2 ??2 41c
Southern Manor Tiny
PEAS, 2cans 35e
Kbwl Mi K5. Xc
ItatHfr 7fc
Mak iC2k JClk
Lava leap 4??25c
Baraa WJrt. 17c
Urm ttSr He
Mn TmnIi m k
bee mm
Clegs J*
5 Po7? 99c
N'W 2 Csn^ 23c
n ib Has S4c "JUNKET" RENNET
24-lb Bag $1.051 Assorted Pack Age 10c
^Cr?Ull<IB ,
,{,B MEAT, ib ' c
Sliced BACON, lb J
f>eeh WG FEET, ,'b.
Church school, 9:45 a. m. Promo
tion day exorcises will be held at the
opening of the school.
Morning worship and sermon, 11
a. m.
Evening worship and sermon, 8
p. m.
Mid-week prayer service, Wednes
day, 8 p. m.
The W.S.C.S. zone educational con
ference will be held at Windsor on
Tuesday, September 29th., beginning
at 10 a. m. Representatives from the
local society are expected to attend.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m. Lesson top
ic, "Joseph: An Example of Forgive
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Medi
tation theme: "Friends of Jesus."
Training Union, 7 p. m
Evening worship, 8 p. m. Medita
tion theme: "What Makes a Man a
Prayer and praise set-vice, 8 p. m.
Regular services at Riddick's
Grove Baptist Church Sunday eve
ning at 3:00 o'clock. This will be the
closing service for the associational
year. All of the associational busi
ness will be attended to, the letter
will be read and approved. It is
necessary that all members be pres
ent, and the public is invited.
Piney Grove Baptist
Regular service at Piney Grove
Baptist Church Sunday night at 8:00
o'clock. This will be the closing serv
ice for the associational year. All
the business of the association will
be taken up, delegates appointed and
the letter read and approved. It is
very necessary that the members be
present. The public is invited.
We will begin on Sunday at 4:00
o'clock to have services. It is hoped
that the people of the community
will worship with us.
17ht Sunday after Trinity.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11
a. m. Since this is designated as
Youth Sunday the Junior Choir will
sing with the regular choir. It is
hpoed that all the young people of
the church will be at the service to
worship with the young people
through the whole church.
ST. MARTIN'S, Hamilton
Celebration of the Holy Conimun
iun and sermon, 8 p. m.
Bible school, 9:45 a. m. Promotion
day will be observed.
Morning worship, 11 a. m conduct
ed by Rev. F. A. Lilley, of Washing
Young People's meeting, 7 p. m.
Subject, "Helping Our Friends to
Live at Their Best "
No evening service. The pastor,
Rev. John L. Goff, will be conclud
ing a series of meetings at the Fair
Jo Rtlitvt
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Wide Selections
Attractive Styles
All sizes
Everything you need
Nationul Brands
Shopping Comfort
Friendly Stores
Courteous Treatment
Moderate Prices
Are tome of the
Advantaget of
Shopping in the
:m stores
Eastern Carolina's
Nearest Large
Better buy now while we have a large
stock to select from. Act quickly for
they are going fast and no more are
to be had this season.
Our Prices Lower
It is to your interests to get our prices
before buying, COME IN AND IN.
Martin Supply Co.
view Christian Church.
Choir rehearsal, Tuesday, 8 p. m.
Wednesday, 8 p. m. Prayer service.
Subject, "The 'Musts' of Jesus: Ye
The Fairview Christian Church is
ing with Rev. John Li. Goft, pastor
of the Williams ton Christian Church,
leading. Splendid audiences are
greeting the evangelist each night.
The church announces its "Home
Coming" Sunday with dinner on the
We have a large slock on hand.
These bags are made from genu
ine Burlap. Don't buy your pea
nut bags until you get our prices.
L 0. Roberson & Co
Reporting For Duty ? In _
the service of your family! 1
The neat and orderly routine
ot the everyday dreas parade
can depend on us (or clean
liness! Dad's shirts, Mother's
wearing apparel, all receive
the attention and care our
excellent laundering meth
od provides.
More time on washday, means more time for other
duties! Add the faet that we save busiest Mother's
time, to our low-eost laundry service and you have
the secret of our popularity. We help prolong
the wearing qualities of clothing and linens with
gentle but thorough laundering.
Lilley's Laundry
The harvesting of the cotton and peanut
crops has resulted in the clearance of all
blocks. You can get a sale on our floor
most any day now.
Prices Still
Going Up
Idle boasting is no past time with us, but our
customers will bear us out when we say we are
operating as good sales and as high sales as
any warehouse or market in the State. To
bacco prices have been on a gradual upgrade
on our floor for the past several days, so make
your plans to sell the rest of your crop with
us. We please our customers with prices just
a little higher than the average market price.
Warehouse Robersonville

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