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VOLUME XXII—NUMBER 85
"Clean-Up Squad" Will Bo
An. Greenville Next Week
Green November 2-1 to No--
Thi* mKEu composed of goveru
ment medical exam
iners, k'jjiun men and Red Ct'os work
ers. It's purpose in coming here is
to clean up all government claims per
taining to compensation vocational
training, insurance ami medical tie;.:
11' you have an unset tied claim, 01
if jou are disabled ami wish to tile
new claim, be sure to \ i ll ilie "Clean
Fill in the following form right
now»_ Then mail or bring lilt,
address bi.ven below. We want to
help you get all of your papers ready
before the Clean Up Squad arrives,
so that you ca nget prompt action.
When you visit the squad lie sure
to bring your discharge a.,
ters übout your claim. Watch >oui
newspapers for more information on
l'orin to He tilled In
2. I'if sent Address
U. J tank and Organization
4. Are you sul'cring lroni ai.> dis
ability as a resiil tof y our service'.'
fi. Do you wish to li!e a claim'.' (a.i
For compensation: ' ~ -
(li) For vocational training?,
(c) For medical treatment?
i. Do you wis hlo enter it govern
inent hospital ?
7. Have you a claim for coinpen.-,a
tion or vocational train.nn . awaiting
M-ftlotnent? (Explain briefly)
* All disabled ex service men wfio
wailt to make a claim against tin
government or who lurvc unsettle'
claims-will please lill out the aliov.
form andpresei.l them at my ollici
son.ie time thi. week if possible fo.
(he squad will fie in ireetiville uex,
week and thoiv are five other form
that .have to be tilled out before yoi
meet the squail there. I have tin
blanks in my office and will be gla>
to assist anyone in getting'them lillei
out before November 24t1).
It is impossible to send a squad ti
every county and the one that goe
to Greenville has Martin county un
der its dispensation, so if .you have
a claim be sure to have it ready to
file. If you know of anyone who wil
"" not see this "paper inform theni of the
details, so that they may get then
M KS. ELBERT S. I'M El.,
Vice-chairman Red Cross.
si»\s or i.ill: LENGTHENED
v , *
Dt. ( eore W. Il glan e. et il j ol
the American Insurance tnion, de
clare* that the span of human lib
htis lengthened fully four years with
in the last quarter of o century in
t-pite of the extra hazards which have
come with twentieth century progress
and he predicts that within another
generation the allotted tbret—>con.
years and ten Will be a tiling of the
past. He base- his prediction on the
mortality statistics of the Union and
attributes the decrease in mortality
to improvements in sanitation, the na
tion-wide a ntpiistntieaoinshrdluaat'c
tion-wide anti-spitting fight and otliei
vital step-. He says that severe epi
demies of typhoid and malaria which
formerly took.? uch a large toll of life,
no longer re known. Women have
contributed but 28 pel cent of the
deaths in 27 years and a slight in
crease in deaths among men from 4« r >
to 60 years of age ha* .been countei
' "balanced by a more favorable show
in gin the earlier and later years;
f.LTSCRIBE TO THF EN'TERHRISF
ETHEL CLAYTON in
"Th> PRICE of COKSEHHION"
20c and 30c
AI fit. John in-*Tlie Asro N utl
Sunfchine Comed>-f^TtfoMTf >
The Yellow ArnrfJpSrt EpifA
20c! and : £
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1 Pay Your Doctor
and Dentist Bill
The second district Medical Soeiot'.
composel of Martin, Beaufort
Edgecombe, Pitt and othe> count.e
hava recently passed re>> iticns to
; the effect that doctors i• ! lenti t
| in the above mentioned ooi.nties are
! to prepare and turn in a credit list
so that all the physicians and dentists
' | may know who to credit and who Vol
i Every one is urged to si>tilo theii
| medical and dental at: en t before De
'comber Kith, as the list v.'t! be com
pleted on that date. It is a go >!
' th'iig to have one's n:u n on the h.s
A list because it moans tii.it the .'i.i...-
i A i an is entitled to (M.ti.jn 'ivdi'
jb. f. very body. It is bu.l to i.e placeo
' | in the class H list because the rla-
I! man is considered slow an I I'ci'.t
ful pay. It is most unfortunate (•
I be placed ill the class C it t I era' -r
| those, placed in this list are ciiisidei
j ed as being unworthy of credit.
l'lease tell your friend'- about thi
credit system and make tlni.i uiulei
stand that if tlo y are not in t'ie d:i
--! A list it is their fault. Tell 'heir. tin
list will lie made out Dee. lath I'IIO.M
' | who pay their bills hefoiv this i;.t>
Martin Count doctors and denti ts an
| particularly anxious to hnv all '.hoii
I patients in the class A list but the\
. cannot place the nithere if the\ no
not pay their bills.
Martin County Medical Society
MARRIAGE Ol POl'l LAI! WIL
I.LVMSTO GIRL >
, b . (
Last Wednesday at 1 o'clock at trn
Sacii'd Heart church at Norfolk, \'a
Miss Annio t'ljds Gurganus tin
youngest daughter of Mr. Eli Gur
ganus, was married by the Futher in
the church to Mr. George Reidon, Jr.
son of Mr "anil Mrs Geo. Reiikm, ol
• New York. The ceremony was verj
impressive but very simple, only i
few of their friends and relatives lie
ing in attendance. The only attend
ants of tils bride and bride-grown
were Miss Reidan sister of the bride
groom and Mi Durward Gurganii
1 brother of the bride.
They wil lspend some time at tb
Monticello Hot« I, "N'in folk, before re
' turning to New York whsre they wil
make their home.
Miss Gurganus is a member of the
local social set and one of the" mos*
popular girls that ever grew up ii
Williainston. She was friendly l'
every one and numbers her frisnds b
the scores and among all classes. Sin
will he greatly. missed by the wlioli
community and it is with much regret
that thoy give her up.
Mr. Cd;»n js^a"young man of New
' York City, where he is associated ii
e the brokerage business with his fall
Those attending the wedding Iron
1 out of town were Mr and Mrs El
Gurganus, mother and father of tin
' bride, Mr Durward Gurganus and Mis'
Sallie Blown, all of Williamstoii; Mr
' Geo. Reiiloii, Sr., and Miss Reidon, of
' N»w York City, mother and sister ol'
'! EX SERVIt E MEN CAN REIN- *
The U. S. Veteran's Hureau wishe,
p to announce that all ex-service men
!> who desire to reinstate thei rinsui
ance can do so upon the payment of
1 twonionthly premiums before Jan. I
' j 1!J22, with a full and complete niedi
I cal examination.
Hy authority- containe din the Ac
j of Congress, appijoved August 0, 1921
jail medical examiners of the 1 S Vet
■Teran's Bureau on duty in the cities
| throughout this 1 district, are author
-I"izgd to lnake.-physiettl—exuniinatioii,...
for ex-service men who wish to rein
state insurance without expense
to the applicant. Ex-service Wen art
urged to take advantage of the oppor
tunity to reinstate their insurance, es-,
peeially since the expense involved ii
making the physical examination has
now been eliminated.
4l • .1 .A '
qualified as administrator,
Hfc7"nrion the etsate of Sanmel
deceased, late of Martin " tun
' clAl* j|gai#t aa'd |f
tate to Resent 4 -|henv*ito itlUte
pay«*nt fpri of bif re f!ie
ftMf day o>
.will he pleaded in bar of tneir
' All persons indebted 'o said
estate will please make immediate set
This 13tin day ef Septeml>er, !»21.
J. H. D. PEEL,
Administrator, t. T. A., • state of
tVilliamston, Martin County North Carolina, Tuesday, November 15th, 1921
DO NOT USE SMALL
CARDS AND ENVELOPES
. J Li.
To Newspapers: '
The always needs you-i
assistance, but inone particular es
peeially,, just at this time..
During the holiday season hirgt
quantities of very small envelope - ain'|
cards are put into the mails with tin
resut that all postal work is verj
much retarded and mail disfigured am
This is not generally known to tin
public and we want you to held up i>
do a little educating. The minimum
size of cards and envelopes sliouh
not be below 2 3-4 by 4 inches for tin
1. Addresseswill be
the cancellation mark.
2. Too small to be run through tin
facing table, necessitating three extr:
handlings with consequent delay not
onl yto this hut other mail.
:t. Delay in cancellation because ei
awkwardness in putting through can
4. Delayed through Jldlieiillv n
6. Liability to loss or damage a
small sizes do not -fit letter package
and can not be tied securely.
These odd and diminutive -i/.e
pieces of stationery have come in t
use in the past few years and oplj
appear now in any quantities a
Christmas time when the whole pos
tal institution is keyed up to toj
speed and trying to keep on top ol
\V'e will greatly appreciate, there
fore, your cooperation in helping u
to get the public to use stationer) ol
the proper size in order that the hand
ling of all mail-may be expedited.
First Assistant Postmaster Genera
f sroNE-GRin i.\
Sumla y morning at I0:.'t0 at the
home of Mr. and Mrs J I. Ilassell tin
rites of matrimony were solemnize"
between Elder Edward Charles Stom
of Tarboro, N C., and Mis. Sallie Am J
Griffin of near Williamstoii.
The ceremony was performed l>> El
der Sylvester Ilassell ill. the presence
of a few friends amL relative; Tin
event is an occasion of great inteie
to friends of partie
who have a wide circle .f friend
throughout the state.
MYs. Gritfin is the daughter of th«
late John Grey Corey and the wnhu
of the late A. G. Giiffin, both o
Martin County, an/a woman of rac
charm of manner and christian cliai
Her comfortable home in (Irillin
township has ever been known for iUy
true Southern hospitality.
Elifer Stone is one, of tl e leadiu)
ministers of the Primitive llaptis'
church in this section. Having conn
to this state from his nalivo I'.ng
land fourteen years ago lie ha en
deu I'd I himself to the. people wlioi
he has served bv his humility, ,I'aj.th:
fulness and glad tidings lie ha
brought to many through the gospe
The Enterprise joins with the coin
munity in wishing them joy and hai
MR. T. 11. HOLLIDA^
Mr. T. IL Holliday, who lived ne'a
Jamesville, died Novemhe* 17th. H
has suffered greatyl for severr.
months with chronical blights dr.
ease and heart trouble. He was om
of those quiet, honest sale citizin.-.
that is a blessing to any cominunitj
He farme dall his life for a livli
hood. He married Melissa Oshorro
4U years ago, who with six chihlrei
still survive him. They are II I. an
W I, Holliday of Charleston, S
I) Holliday of Oilville Va, T II dli
day of Raleigh, Mrs. T G Wallace "■
Pinetown and Mrs. C C Wnlton >
Funeral services were held by C I
Leek of the Christian Church of njiic
he hal been a faithful member lo
Under and by virtue of the powei
conferred oh us in a certain chalte
mortgage, we will sell at public auc
tion for cash on Saturday, Dec. 17
1921, at twelve oclock M. in front i •
the Planters and Merchant at
at Everett, N C. the following prop
efcty to wit:
One saw mill, outfit complete, con
sisting of one sixty horse boiler om
forty horse engine, saw ID if 1.. shi"gl
mill, saws, caniage belts pulleys, am
blingfully described fn tl» #1 mart-'
gage. - TW« iuul ha:
never* b»en set up. -• • # 6
'Fki* pneprt-ty can be bought at pri
vate sale. * , -
J. S. AYERS 4 CO.,
Nothing adds more to the unlift
of a community than does n country
newspaper., " \
; j HI ""n II«I "
Local News and
i Personal Mention
' Miss Marv Smith spent the week
end with her parents in Plymouth.-
• • • •
Dr. John D. liiggs will leave in the
morning lor Suffolk where he will at
tend a meeting of the Cooperative
Peanut Growers Association.
» * * »
Mr. J. W' Harden of Norfolk is vis
iting Mr. 1J S Courtney.
• • •
""Mr. John liardisoii w.i si business
visitor here Monday.
Mrs II ii Stubbs and little -on le
turned Saturday from Wake I-orest
whei-e theV| visited Mr-. Stubb ' par
• m 9 m
Mi ss Josephine Davi.s left this morn!
ing for her hxmie in Virginiu Beach
after visiting her aunt, Mrs. Wheelci
Martin for (two months.
If you are uiiluqip.v in wnn work,
for heaven's sake get a new job. Noth
ing will grogw where the soil i. -our.
•■» • •
Misses Eva Peel and Millie Koe"
buck spent the weekend here with Mr.
and Mrs K J Peel.
• * * •
Mr and Mrs Hunter Price lelurn
eil from Ruleigh Saturda> alter spend
ing several days there.
m • • *
Mr. R E Powell spent Saturday am.
Sunday with Mr and Mrs. Clayton
" Mooi'e. MT, PiAvetl WTiJ fmiuerly —r
correspondent for the l News and Ob
server but he is now I 're'.s Age n't foi
"Cyclone Muck'' wlni is at present
holding a meeting at Tarboro.
• ♦ • ♦
MesHi's, E S ('eel and A Ii Dun
ning spent Saturday in Wilson.
• • • •
Mr. llardiMin o.) I Irillin
township was a business vTsili-ir lien
♦ ♦ • •
Mr. B I) Cl'itchcr .puni «lu>
in the Pea Ridge section "below Ply
mouth bear hunting.
• • • •
Messrs. L. A. Cox, Roy Waul aim
Robert Hoggard of Rock> Mount wen
in town Sunday visiting friends.
* • * V
Mr. Edgar Boney returned fiom
Raleigh today where lie has been vis
« * * «
It takes sixty-five muscles of tin
face to make a frown and only tliii
teen to make a smile. Why wink
• • • «
> Mr. Van 1! Martin of I'lynunitl
passed through town today enidute to
• • * *
Mr. W A James, Mi Roy Gurguli
us, Mrs. Louis Bennett and Mr. Ilarrv
Clinfon James spent yetenlay in
* * * *
Messrs. Jo* 1,. Roberson and Jo.-
A Mizelle of Kobersonville were lien
yestenhij attending to busiin -.-..
• * * «
/Mi .J 'I Godard, Mrs •), Watts,
/ Jr., Mrs E S Peek and Master Jot
Godurd, 111., spent Monday in Wrrstr
LEAVES l()U NORTHERN MAR
- V " ' ' ' "
f Mi. T. E Hairinon of the firm ol
Harrison BrOs. & Co., left today foi
Baltimore where he will Luy gocwh
for the midwinter urtd Christmas sea
son. JTlie finii has done such an im-
business this fall ami early win
ter that it was necesary for Mr. Har
rison to leave earlier than usual lo
secure new stock.
IMPORTANT MEETING AT LO'IT.N
CLUB FRIDAY MORNIMi
There will be anexceeilingly import
ant meeting of the local chapter ol
the Red Cross at tl.u
rooms on Eiafuy niorning .at CIL VCL
o'clock. Besides the elsction of offi
i cers, there are matters of importanct
to lie brought Is-fore the Chapter, ont
ofprimary importance is the disburse
ment of soms funds now on hand ii.
the Treasury. There are some out
! standing debts besides a note due oi
thu "Home Coming Day" celebrated
here in Noveinbsr, ■ l'Jl'.l. The I ted
Cross has enough money to settle
i these debts and still have some lef>
for local charity. And it is sincerely
hoped lha tenough members will be
. VtoMmi. »» tlut -tUWU j ustmjfnt of
y these mutters may be n*a4e. i
. J. D. BKiGS, Chairman
S» ' Si
NOTICE TAjCI'A YEItS /
A discount of 1 por cent will be
given to all who pay their taxes be
fore December firet. All ..wishing to
t avail themselves of this opportunity
/ must pay during Novenibeii
H. T. ROfUEfISON, Sheriff.
THE GREATEST CRIME [
OF THE 20TH CENTURY
The cilme of the century, was the
repudiation of tlm; League of Nations
by the Cnjted States Ssnate. This
crime was inspiml by political hatred.
The same principle still lives and
is manifesting itself in all the lead
ng nations of the world to the extont
that repressntatives from all parts of
the world aronowussemhled at Wash
ington as s a Disarmament Congioss.
This gret assembly should have the
solid hacking of ev«ry christian in
Out of evsry dollar paid into out
national treasury, nine-three cents go
to pay for past was and for equipment
for future wars. Therefore every iax
payer should appeal to this represen
tative usssmbly to lay down arms the
world over. Every mother who loves
her son should pray to God to
this great court the vision of "Peace
wivEarth and Good Will to Men."
Wo must remember that "'the wai
hounds tut* I larking before tin
until that if ws stack arms, and stop
preparations that we will, be . wal
lowed up but their interest is to sell
shot iind shell. Their cause is iin
just I localise it seeks lo kill. Whih
tin- causs of" Humanity is lui-.li the
war cry and shout for peace.
Wire secretary Hughe-- and
strengthen his hands a the chairman
of our own delegation to stand up foi
| At the home o fths hi i U- on West
Main street this morning at seven o'-
clock Mrs. Trulali Ward Page and Mr
Augustus Johnson were united in mar
riage hy Elder Sylvester Ilassell.
.They immediately left on tin * .arly
Coast Line train for Richmond and
Washington where they will spend
several days before returning to theii
hojpe here. , n
Mrs. Page was Miss Trulali \l'aid
of Pitt county bsfons her marriagt
to the late sheriff J II Page. She has
resided in Williamstoii for about
twenty years and by her graciou
manner and strong personality ha.-
endeared herself to many friends.
Mr. Johnson is a retiivnr fariiiM and
for several years has resided in Wil
'■f imston since he was actively en
gaged in farming at his old home
near Gold Point Mr. Johnson is ;
man held in high esteem h.v all who
Upon their return thsy will maki
their home at the residence of Mrs.
Page.on Main street.
PEAN I T I Kill T AT \ STAND
When a good majority of the Pea
nut growers had signed a marketing
contract they thought the contract
was ended and the markets would be
opened and free and that the pea
nut conditions -would be stabilized
However, there seems to be some
force, somewhere, that is outrageous
and is trying to dissatisfy the I'ifr
mers with their contract.
They are harping on the salary the
Exchange is paying its managei.
fwhiell nf course would seem to he u
pretty largo amount but it is not
near so much as many speculator'
have been making every year out of
the peanut business.
it is likely that the farmers of Mar
,tin county alone have been pay inn
in salaries,' commissions and ovei
head charges on their peanuts every
year to pay twice as much as I la
whole exchange system is costing.
' If the fanners would lie free, then
all the exchange members should
1 stick tight und all outside would get
NOTICE OF SALE'
Under and by virtue of the powej
I of sale contained in that certai ndeed
I of tiu.st executed to the undersigned
) trustee by I. L. Roddick on the IMth
i- doy of December. 191 ih und of record
in Martin County Public Registry in
book A-2, page 356, said deed of tru t
securing certain bonds of even date
and tenor therewith and the stiprhi
. tlons therein not having been complied
• with and at the request of the I old
er said bonds the undersigned will
i expose at public auction on the 29th
1 day of Novemlier, 1921, at 12:Ml o'-
e clock M., In front of the court house
i door in Williamstoii the following de
, scribed real property:
Beginning at tiro connrr rtf" MaliT
f an ilthe side street, thence up Uain
street 00 fe«t to u stoljj line
parallel with the side idigfl Bfept
if) a hU»cb; thi'nce a
Main street 56 feet
e fel line; thence along 10 r .
feet to the side street; thence along
i the side street about 210 feet to, the
f beginning. ;
This 28th day of October, 1921T
B. DUKE Trustee.
4 - '• "
Martin County Teachers
of Tobacco Sales
Raleigh, Nov. 12.—Prices received
for tobacco sold on North Curoli'a
markets during October averaged 6.5
cents per pound higher than (Jctobei
sales last year, and nine cents hi±rn
er than the! average paid the preced
ing month of September. The quality
of the offerings has been very good,
on an average, better than September.
Goodgradcs have sold welt with but
little demand for the pooe-r grades.
The following are remarks which ac
rompanied sales reports from the
Northern Piedmont Markets: "Sales
very light ami ofl'ernigs for the month
about average." "Medium breaks."
"Quality fairly good, some thin tobac
co, no body;" "The sales are liettei
for the month as ai,»,ljol-, gooiltobacco
high, common low "
Central Piedmont Market*: "Ml pel
cent of crop, common lugs, and tip
and other common scrap;" "Nearly 60
per cent of crop sold to date, grade
good;" "(iood ilpe tobacco selling
high, large per cent of tobacco KitN>n,
gro«'u huts, green shades reduce tin
average, farmers should be adwsed
to let their tolmcco get good and
Northern Pastern Maiket • ' "tiomU
tobacco selling high, common very
low;" "Wrappers extra high;" ''Sale.s
mostly good average some scrupp>
trash;" "Quulitv good, prices fair;"
"Very good ri|>e tobacco;" "l'nee>
bettor than Septemlier, tobacco socrce.
"Average quality up to the present,
although bettor than last month."
X'entral Pastern Markets: "Qualitv
fitter than sales for month of Sep
tember;" "A large quantity of real
tuinvilftli tobacco still coming in;"
"Tobacco sold for the month was ui>
The farmers 'tobacco sold during
the inont hamounted to r>),507,385 lhs.
for which $15,619,412 wore paid niak
ing an average price of $3(1.87 pel
hundred pounds. The Fuquay Springs
market showed $40.73 as the highest
average for the month, Keidsville sec
olid with $39.44, and- Snow Hill,
The larger market* reported pro
ducors t*ale* as follows: Wilson 7,0N2,-
463 pounds at $32.63, Greenville, 5,
125, 4i>2 pounds at $33.61; W inston
Salem, 4,726,589 pounds at $3}LLi3 uiu
Kinston 3,775,785 pounds at $24.47.
The-season's producers sales to date
including all closed market , show
106,394,708 pounds of the statf's cro|
a.s sold to date at an average. season.;
price of $24,'.18. This amount i - ir
bout 4!l per cent .of the total crop
forecasted for this state. The revised
estimates for the state'.-, crop indicate
production of 221,626,(100 pound*. The
final reports on the yield indicate a
much larger crop than was expected.
NOTICK (IP SAIN
lender and by "■ itue of the p» *er
u' .-ale contained.in a certain deed of
no t execution ti me the under ;'j'lie.l
trustee by W. A. Millard and win
( 'ielcy llillai I lia'ed the 15th da, ol
N ✓ 1)17, sai i let' 1 of tru*' bj i.;
>i' ii i (id in |u. Ir registry i>f Mai
ti (i inty in In n 1. f >! i at pa/ ' t •
arid tie stiprl'. : therein nil h..
bcc'i c.i plied Ki' Ii urid i.t the ce . icst
•>' to.- i wner i i' the no es secUiOl
..•id need of t will expo,o to
jii.l. ii- uucion .r I >i.t of the no t]
lieu :• door in V\ •!'iti• ton, N.
the 21st duy of NViv., .921, at 12 •«'-
clock, M., for cash U the highest'bid-1
der the following described real estate
Adjoining Sinftin E.liurdison on 'he
north; N. S. Peel on the east and
south, the road leading from Wi'-
liamston and Jamesville on the w e-it
containing 160 acres, more or less and
more commonly knokn as the Green
place and being the name land pur
chased by us from said W. P. Hadley
This the 20th day of October, 1921
WHEELER MARTIN, Trust**
Having qualified us administratr x
of the estate i>f It It. Lilley, late of
Martin County, N. all pr rsons lh
debted to said estate are ho ruby no
tified to come forward and settie -.amr
at once All person* holding ilairns
against said estate will present same
for payment on oV before the 2f*th day
5jTfS/R-, 1922, or thi snotice wil*. he
Mm\ in bu- of their recovery.
L Ibis Ocjjber 28th, 192U
X jATTfE L. LILLEY,
J. G. SUiton's gin wiil gin on Mo.»
days and Thursdays, starting Novem-,
her 14th, 192 L
IF YOU WANT QUICK
RESULTS USB A WANT
AD IN TBS KNTKJGPBIOB
Fifty of the Martin County teach
ers met in the Graded School Build
ing on Saturday, November 12, for
the purpose of re-organizing the Mar
tin County Teachers Association.
After a few preliminary 'remarks
bv the County Superintendent, the
acting secretary read the minutes of
the previous meeting. Then the fol-
Jowin gofflcer; were re-elected:
Supt. A. J. Manning, President.
Mrs. W. H. Harrell, Vice-president.
Miss Eva I. Peal, secretary.
Mrs. J. L. Williams, treasurer.
The Association then chose six del
egates to represent it at the £tate
Teachers Association that will be held
in Raleigh during the Thanksgiving
holidays. Supt. M. J. Davis will rep
resent the City Superintendents, Mrs.
V\. 11. Harrell the High School teach
ers; Misses Loui.se HartsfieJd and Mil
lie Jane Roebuck the Grammar Grade
teachers and Misses KtHe Waldo and
Kstelle Crawford the primary teach
ers. It is hoped that others Hilt ge.
Mr. Manning and the superintendent
the Washington County schools wii
be able to secure a s)»eial car. It will
be a good trip for any who are in
The lteadinbg Circle work will be
conducted very differently thi* term.
The superintendents, the high school
teachers the grammar grade teachers
and the primary teachers will choose
a book to be used by each class re
spectively. The various teachers will
then make a careful study of the pre
scribed book and will at u time fixed
by the County Superintendent meet
at Williamston for the final examina
tion. This method of procedure can
be more conveniently carried out as
teachers may prepare for the exam
ination in their respective localities
and will ugt bo obliged to attend the
group meetings as heretofore requir
ed. Mr. Manning has talked with
Miss Fulghum and Mr. High smith con
cerning a proper selection of the books
to be used. Their advice was sub
mitted to the association.
Kach teacher having grammar
grade work is urged to have a spoil
ing match and to select his best »pell
er. This child is supposed to meet
in William.ston (on some date that
will be given later) to compete with
the bust spellers of the other schools
of the county. Mr. Davis ,the super
intendent of the William.-.ton schools
will con duct the latter one and will
then send the first and second beat
spellers of the county to Raleigh
where the state-wide contest will be
Mr. Manning gave aicall for mem
bers for the association. Amy
member of the local branch may be
come a member of the state associa
tion if be pays the required member
ship fee of fifty cents. Forty-font of
tho fifty teachers enrolled and be
. caine members, and it is hoped thnt
other teachers of the county will feel
a responsibility to join.
Mr. R. J. Peel, judge of the Men
tin county Juvenile Court met with
the teachers. He asked that they as
aist him Jn, trying to relieve the sit
uation which exists in some section#
of the county. Martin County is will
ing to help the neglected children
within its confines but it is absolute
ly necessary that the facts be ascer
tained and reported before any reel
relief can come. The teachers may
be of great ns.sistanco if they cooper
ate in this matter.
Mr. Manning ugain tried to impress
upon the members the absolute neces
sity for teachers raising their certif
icates. He zealously insisted that
those who are applicants for original
certificates-warefully fill out applica
tion mail them at once to
the state department; and that those
I whose certificates are not of the dees
they desire make every effort to rales
their standing so that they might be
' eligible to a higher salary,
i After the business session was over,
Mr. Manning held a short devotional
service in the auditorium and the as
sembly adjourned to meet agaia at
some later date to discuss salient
problems that will be proposed by the
program committee, consisting of Mr,
M. J. Davis as chairman, with his
j helpers, Misses Annie E. Miselle and
Millie Roebuck and Messrs. W. M.
Lovelace and F. Q. Ilarbee.
A. J. MANNING, President.
EVA IRENE PEEL, Secretary.
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The ginner's report shows MM
bales of cotton ginned up to Novem
ber Ist, against 2.076 bales ginned la
. 1920, which la fcn increase of 1W fir
cent. It is not expected, jiMaiMi
that the noaoa's crop will yili the
1920 crop so much ss the acreage wa»
-J cut and the good weather- enabled the
to get their cotton picked an 4
jvnned earlier than usual.