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HAS DOdBLCTHb CIROTJTiON OF Mil OTHER VAfW'M THECMOTT
VOL XIX. - NO 3.
To AD Local Exemption Board.
Letters coming to me indicate
that the wives' and parents of
men in the army are not well
posted upon the allotments and
allowances made for the support
of those dependent upon soldiers.
I would be glad for you to get
the local papers to carry a sum
mary of these allotments and al
lowances given below. A number
of fathers and mothers have
been to see me, complaining that
they could not live without the •
services of their sons, and in
every case when I have explain
ed these allotments and allowan
ces, they have gone away entire
ly satisfied so far as the question
of their support is concerned.
Summary: It is expected that
every soldier shall allot a portion
of his wages to those dependent
upon him. With respect to a
wife or child the Government re
quires an allotment of not less
than §ls per month. The judg
ment of the Government is that
the balance of the soldier's wages
will be ample for him. The
Government clothes, feed 9 and
doctors a soldier and pays every
necessary expense, so that after
making this allotment of Sls to
those dependent upon him, he
has 815 a month for his own per
sonal expenses. An unmarried
soldier should certainly make- an
allotment 0f.515 per month to
those dependent upon him, if
there be any. Certainly neither
he nor they should make any
complaint until this is done.
In addition to these allotments
from the wagefc of the soldier,
the Government makes to de
pendents the following allowance
Class A. Wife, child, or Children:
(a) If there be a wife but
no child, sls.
- (b) If there be a wife and one
(c) If there be a wife and
two childrttflj $82.50, with #5 per
month for each addition
(dH If there be no wife,
but one child, $5.
(e) If there be no wife,
but two children, $12.50.
(f) If there be no wife,
but three S2O,
(g) If there be no wife,
but four children, S3O,
with $5 per month addi
Class B. Grandchild, parent,
brother or sister:
(a) If there one parent, $lO.
(b) If there he two parents,
(c) For each grandchild,
brother, sister, andaddi
tional parent, $5.
It will be seen from the above
th at the total provision made by
th e Government for a dependent
OJ t of the soldier's wages and out
of the fund provided by Cong
re »s, is $25 per month for one
parent; S3O per month for wife;
s3f> per month for two parents;j
S4O per month for wife and onej
child, with ss.per month foreach
additional chiid. For wife, one
child and parents the Govern
" inentwill pay $45 permonht, plus
sls out of the soldier's wages,
making S6O per month, Applica
tion for these allowances should
be made to the Commissioner of
Military and Naval Insurance,
Washington, D. C.
Please give the important mat
ters and figures the widest pub
Very truly yours
T. W. BICKETT,
T t Governor. '
Raleigh, N. C., %
Nov. 19,' 1917.
Mrs, C. H. Godwin received a
telegram yesterday telling her of
the sudden death of her mother
at Elizibeth City.
Visiting Newspaper Man.
Friday afternoon of last week,
Mr. Benlly Woodward, Manag
ing Editor of The Robersonville
Herald, was a visitor in town.
He called at The Enterprise
office and spoke very enthusias
tically of his work, which is ex
hibited on the pages of the Her
ald each That paper is
one of the cleanest looking
sheets in the State, and Mr.
Woodward is contemplating
changing it back to the old price
of SI.OO per year. He also an
nounces that he will get out a
Christmas edition, if the busi
ness men of his town will give
him proper support. The Herald
1 office is one of the best equipped
in the East, as all of its equip
ment was new when the busi
ness was started. It carries a
1 splendid line of advertising, for
the business men of Roberson
ville are wise, hence the rapid
progress of the town.
I Safe Moving By Railroads
Troop movement figures to
1 date indicate that the railroads of
' this country have safely trans
ported approximately 1,500,000
soldiers to training camps and
embarkation points since August
Ist, according to a statement
; made public by Chairman Fair
' fax Harrison, of the Railroads'
War Board Five hundred thou
sand of these men have made
1 journeys necessitating overnight
travel and have been moved in
tourist or standard sleepers fur
-1 nished by the Pullman Company,
! One cf • the long hauls, 8,000
men were moved from a trainihg
canqy>n the Western Coast to a
I point on the Eastern Coast, a dis
tance of 3,700 miles in less than
a week. The men travelled in
I sixteen sections, each section
j comprising 12 tourist cars and 2
I baggage cars.
Farmers Have Rolls Of Money.
The farming industry in Mar
tin County has in the }ear 1917
put the people on the high shelf
as to making money. Produce
has brought such high prices
j that the low production has not
| changed conditions at all
j A fruit tree agent, who has bet n
I in this section delivereing orders,
j remarked that everybody seem
ed to have plenty of money
| That even the negroes living in
; rude huts in the country, would
take out large rolls of bills when
they went to pay for their trees
Most of these had raised acres of
high-priced tobacco which was
sold on the Williamston market.
If this agent had looked around,
he would probably have seen
hogs in the field and plenty of
| corn in the crib.
j If these small farmers will
| take good care ot what has been j
1 made this year so as to begin
right next year, the end of the
season of 1918 will find them
more bountifully blessed, if no
thiag comes to hinder the grow
A letter from John W. Hassell
to relatives here state that he
has been given a commission as
2nd Lieutenant in the
having graduated from the train-,
ing camp at Ft, Oglethorpe,
which closed Tuesday of this
week. He makes the fourth Wil
liamston boy who has been com
.missioned at that camp, the
other three being Elbert S. Peel.
Julius S. Peel and Leßoy Ander
Misses Aiken and Lyons spent
Thanksgiving here with friends. |
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30. 1917.
Some More About Wood
The cold weather this week
has brought up the fuel question
once more, especially when a man
brings you a cord of wood and
asks $7.00 for it; if vou do not
buy it, your neighbor will. And
you cannot freeze, so out comes
the 7 simeleons and the wood is
yours. If people with money and
wooded land would picture fn
their minds the situation which
will bring suffering to many,
there would be awoodyard start
ed and wood would be sold at a
living price. The town authorities
are not inclined to begin any
thing. as other places are doing.
There are thousands of cords of
wood in less than a mile of the
town, which could be easily ac
cumulated for the people to pur
chase to keep from suffering this
winter, but folks are too conser
vative to do anything around
here. When the cold weather
comes, it will be everlastingly too
late to get enough wood to Keep
from suffering. There should be j
Some provision to lower the pre
sent cost anyway.
Mr Jno. Daniel Coltrain, of
Cross Road Towjbhip who was
one of the o'.destMitizens of the
county died at Jfll home on the
22nd he had his 88th birth
day by a few months.
He wore the gray for 4 years
being a member of Company H.
17th N. C. Troops while in the
service he w a s
wounded and suffered the afflic
tions of the same at every future
stop in life.
He was reared and lived and
died on the farm, though he
filled the sphear of an humble
citizen, it is said of him that he
was an honorable one, which is
as high a station as any mm
can attain on earth.
Died In Tarboro.
Thursday of last week, Mr.
Thomas Bell, who lived with his
family on the farm of Mr. Van
Taylor on the Hamilton road
died in the General Hospital at
Tarboro. He had been ill with ty
phoid fever and tho somewhat
improved, it was tholight ne
cessary to have an operation but
his strength was not able to hold
up under it. His bodv was
brought home and interred the
He was an industrious farmer
and had made a neat sum of
money this year, whieh enabled
him to provide comfortably for
his wife and two children. The
sympathy of the community in
which he lived goes out to the
bereaved ones in their affliction.
What Is Needed For Control Of.
A farming community that
knows hog cholera, the ways in
which it is spread, and the best
methods of combatthg it-
A community so organized
that every farmer will be ready
to help his neighbors by inform
ing them and the proper State
officials of the existence of cho
lera wherever this may come, to
his notice, and where every far
mer knows where to get good
Readily available serum at
A. sufficient number of skilled
men to administer the serum.
A. . .
Miss Penelope Biggs spent j
Thanksgiving in Washington.
Honor Roll For Month Ending
I wish to*4nnounce that the
children whose names appear
below have earned a place on
the honor roll of the Williamston
Public Schools. To appear on
this roll a pupil must make an
average of 95 on daily recita
tions and must be neither.absent
nor tardv during the month.
Each month the honor roll will
be printed in this paper.
First Grade-Miss Georgia Joyner,
Second Grade-Miss Beda Teague,
Asa Craw ford,
Third Grade- Miss Penelope
J Evelyn Harrison,
Trulah Ward Page.
I Martha Leggett,
Fourth Grade-Miss Fannie M
Margaret Manning, i,
Fifth Grade-Miss Adelaide .John,
Gay lord Harrison,
Sixth Grade-Miss Christine
Emma Belle Harris,
Esthei Harrison, .
Martha H arrison,
Seventh Grade- Mips Christine
The High School-E. E. Bundy,
Miss Jessie Hodges, Mrs.
a . H. Harrell, Teachers.
December Term Of Court
The December Term of Mar
tin County Superior Court will
convene here on Monday, Decem
ber 10th, and continue for one
week. Judge Frank Daniels will
preside, The Criminal Docket
has a number of cases, several
of which are important, As usual
the Civil Docket is well filled.
With The F. & M. Bank
Mr. Gilbert Peel, who has been
with the Peoples Bank since its
organization and was employed at
he Bank of Martin County, has
recently accepted a position with
the F. & M.as Asst, Cashier. He
has proven himselp perfectly ca
pable io banking business, and. no
doubt, will reach further promo
tion as the years go by.
Congress assembles on Mon
day, and then people will not be
able to breathe so freely
for watching the movement of
aspiring senators and congress
men. Next year is the election
time and many men will proceed
Why cannot Martin County
have a fair next year? Now is a
[good time to formulate plans for
it. Our people would take to the
idea with enthusiasm, and the
progressive farmers, of whom.
there are many, would bend ,
every Energy to take the first.
prize. Let's start the movement.!
Miss Ella Louise Wynne.
The subject of this sketch,
Ella Louise Wynne, daughter of
B. F. and the late Mary Wynne,
was born near Everett, N. C.,
Dec. 6th, 1883, and died at the
same place, November 20th,
1917. She had been a sufferer
from tubercular trouble for some
years, and during the past
months had been confined to her
room for the most of the time.
About fifteen years ago, she
united with the Missionary Bap
tist Church at Everett, and since
that time had lived a godly and
christian life. She bore her suf
ferings with exemplary patience
and frequently spoke of her
readiness to receive the Master,
when He should be pleased to
come for her. She delighted to
speak of her home in Heaven,
and for the rest that remained
for her there.
On Wednesday, November 21st
in the presence of a great con
course of people, whose attend
ance bore eloquent testimony to
the love and esteem in which she
was held by all who knew her,
simple funeral ser.ices, con
ducted by Rev. W. R. Burrell, of
Williamston, were held, and ifr
the soft glow and hush of the
lovely autumn day, her body
1 was laid to rest in the family
• burying ground, there to await,
in sure and certain hope, the
resurrection to eternal life.
She leaves to mourn her pass
ing her aged father, two bro
thers and a younger sister to
whom is extended the sympathy
of the entire community.
Cleared of Charge
Saturday, the trial of Arthur
G. Perryfor the killingTff»-Jodie
Ward at Rocky Mount was held
and Perry was cleared, the ver
dict being that of unavoidable
accident. Messrs. W, C. Mann
ing and John Tetterton went up
to render any assistance that was.
possible to Perry. Friends—tfnd
relatives here arc pleased to
learn that Perry was cleared of
all charge of criminal negligence
in the case, which is ore to be
always deplored, an d great
sympathy is felt for the parents
of the little bov, who was taken
to Wilson for burial.
Help The Red Cross
Very few people there are who
do not know something about the
work of the Red Crosd' Society,
especially now when the work
has been multiplied by hundreds.
Martin County has gone into the
work to aid, and every man, wo
man and child should lend a
hand to help. There are many
who have not joined the Red
Cross Society, but who can give
something, if only a #I,OO to
help in buying material for ban
dages, etc, Think how, perhaps,
some one in whom you are vital
ly interested may be wounded or
sick, and the Red Cross nurses
and workers will minister to him;
will you not want to share in
equipping these workers for the
best service? "If you cannot go,
send" is the missionary cry, and
it is applicable to the time when
everything is being done to alle
viate the sufferings of the brave
men at the front. Don't be a
slacker, but help in some way.
Martin County Cotton Report
There were 2832 bales of cotton,
counting round as half bales,
ginned in Martin County, from!
the crops of 1917 prior to Nov
ember 14, 1917, as compared
with 6371 baled ginned to Nov.
14, 1916. • *
si.oo a Year in Advance
Has Been Given Help
Sunday evening at the services
at the Methodist Church, Mr*.
Bland, who lives near town, was
prostrated by an affliction which
comes on her occasionally, and
attention had to be given her at
once. It \tyas found that she was
thinly'clad and the night was
intensely cold, proper wraps and
shoes were provided for her and
friends procured an auto and
took her home This week, a sum
of mori\?y has been raised to help
her. It was learned that she has
five children, and though rela
tives help much as they can, she
was in need. Her troubles touched
hearts of people who planned to
The First Snow
The first snowflakes of the
season fell! here about 5:30 on
Saturday morning, and the cold
settled down upon folks whether
they had any fuel or not. Sun
day and Monday mornintrs, ice
was found to be plentiful, and
it seemed that old Winter had
blown his fiercest breath upon
. this part of the norld.
Six Men Sent To Camp Jackson
The Martin County Board of
Exemption met here Monday
and issued orders to six white
men to report h»re yesterday,
Nov. 29th, at 4 o'clock p. m.
They left today on the N:l7 train
for Camp Jackson, Columbia,
S. 0. The regulations ('filled for
the sending of the colored se
lected men also, but :i telegram
was received from the War De
partment instructing the Board
to hold these men until further
notice. ' - v
The men who left this morn
Howard llurton Weeks.
William Thomas Crisp,
John Arnold Ward,
Jesse C. Hyman,
Hiram A. Anjre.
Joseph E. Harper,
Why the South Will Celebrate
December 1, 1917
A wide wedge been driven
through the lines of the deadly
1 cattle fever tick to the Gulf, and
! this bloodletting parasite is on the
Federal quarantine will be lifted
on December 1 from 65,520
square miles, dipped free this
The entire State of Mississippi
is tick free and will be released
The tick has been dipped out of
90 counties and parts of counties
in other States.
A total area of 379,312 square
miles has been cleared of ticks
sine 1906 and given the opportu
nity to develop the great cattlei
raising and dairying indus
try to which its climate and soil
Tick fever no longer in these
sections will kill thousands of
cattle annually. Spring losses
will be importantlv reduced.
The tick's knell is sounded.
Not much longer will it be al
lowed to waste meat and milk
needed to feed our armed forces.
.The people in many counties
throughout the infested area pa
triotically art building dipping
vats to dip out the
! ticks in 1918. The year of 1921 is
fixed for complete eradication of
the tick from the South.
Join with the free areas in ce
lebrating on 'December!.