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VOLUME XXVII—NUMBER 59
Big Break on Local Market
Yesterday and Today; Much
Weed From Other Sections
Tobacco From 10 Coun
ties On Floors Here
Following Thursday and Friday,
when there was more tobacco than
had ever been seen on local floors, on
Monday Williamston had more visi
tors on the tobacco market than at
any time in its history as a market.
The weed was brought here from
more than ten surrounding counties,
among them being Beaufort, Pitt,
Edgecombe, Halifax, Bertie, Hertford,
Craven, Chowan, Washington, Nash,
and Wilson. Prices are advertising
our market. Satisfied with the sales
they get here, farmers go home and
tell their neighbors, and tobacco has
been brought here from territory near
markets where once our farmers got
more money for their product.
Our warehousemen, who have re
ceived the backing of the citisens of
the town and county as never before
are tireless in their efforts to take
care of the situation and keep the
floors from being blocked.
Sales are running as fast as pos
sible with only one corps of buyers
on the market. It is really remark
able how quickly they go through four
warehouses and end the day's sales.
The warehousemen are playing no fa
voritea, but qre pushing every basket
as efficiently as they can. This brings
the greatest satisfaction and the best
cooperation which seems to be the goal
of our warehousemen, as" well as our
A wedding which occasioned much
surprise to a large circle of friends in
this section occurred Friday evening
at 9.80 at the home of Rev. Cotten,
presiding elder of the Methodist
church, in Washington, when Miss
Nina Samuels Upton and Mr. Harry
Clinton James were married. They
were accompanied to Washington by
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Bennett and Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Anderson, who wit
nessed the simple and impressive
ceremony which united two of our
town's most popular young people.
Mrs. James is the youngest daugh
ter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Samuels Upton, and a niece of Mr.
James R. Roberson, with whom she
made her home. A lovely young wo
man of a sweet and gentle disposi
tion, she is universally loved and re
spected. Mr. James, who is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. James, is very
popular here and throughout Martin
County. He is employed by Timber
lake's Warehouse for this season.
•They left on the midnight train for
Norfolk, where they spent the week
end. They arrived here Sunday and
are at home with Mr. and Mrs. Os
Free Clinic for Crippled
Children At Kinston
Notice given in these columns a
few days ago that a free elinic for
crippled children would be held Oc-;
tober Ist in Kinston failed to name
any place. Confirmation of the date
was received today by Superintendent
H. A. Pope, and the Lenoir County
Health rooms in the center of the city
was the place selected. Any parents
interested in taking children will find
no difficulty in locating the place.
Mr. W. H. Gurkin spent Sunday in
Rocky Mount, visiting his friend, Miss
Viola Dana and
Glenn Hunter in
Merton of the Movies
Mae Bush, Ben Alex
Local Market Has
Advanced a Notch
It will be remembered that
one issue of the Washington
Daily News at some date in
August announced that all the
big tobacco markets, including
Wilaon, Rocky Mount, Green
ville, Washington, and others,
would open on September Ist,
and that the small markets,
Williamston, Robersonville, and
others, would open on the 2nd.
Whether the statement was
true at that time or not is not
interesting, but it is interesting
as well as instructive to an
nounce that Williamston has ad
vanced a notch or two in the sale
of tobacco, and become in a jiffy
not only the leader in prices but
one of the bigger markets. It
is earnestly requested that the
Daily News jot this down on its
JOHN H. LEGGETT
Suffered Several Years From Brights
Disease; Lived All His Life '
On Same Farm
John H. Leggett passed away Mon
day at 12 o'clock, after suffering sev
eral years with brights. He was 721
years old and had lived all his life
on the farm on which he was born,
the youngest son of a large family of
children, only one of which, Mrs. John
M. Green, survives. He first married
Miss Malinda Griffin. By this marri
age he leaves three children, Joho M.
I/eggett, of Suffolk, Mrs. Joseph L.
Holliday, and Mrs.
After the death of his first wife,
he married Miss Arwilda Wynn, of
Robersonville. She died just a week
before he did. They leave seven chil
dren, Mrs. A. E. Manning, Jamesville;
Mrs. J. O. Manning, MrR. H. U. Peel,
and Miss Maud Leggett, of William
ston; Redding, Marvin, and Dewey
Leggett, of Williamston
He will be buried today at the fam
ily plot on the home farm. The fu
neral will be conducted by A. J. Man
ning, his pastor.
Feto men have performed more man
ual labor than did John A. Leggett,
who was always willing to perform
any job connected with the clearing
and cultivation of land. He was of
the old type of good citizens, willing
to do what he could for others.
A Marvel of Beauty
Very few people, perhaps, have seen
the night-blooming cereas, an import
ant member of the cactus family, in
flower. The flowers of this plant open
about 10 o'clock it night, when the
time for expanding comes. Only a
few flower lovers cultivate them, tho
the plant itself is attractive.
Sunday night Mrs. Roy T. Griffin,
who is one of the most successful
growers of flowers ii. the community,
exhibited an immense bloom to a
numbers of friends and neighbors.
The bloom was the largest ever seen
by those who know the species, and
nature has produced nothing more
beautiful and purer in its whiteness,
as stamens and petals are as pure as
the driven snow. It emits a delight
ful fragrance, and in its form resem
bles the pond lily. The wonder is
that there are not more plants culti
vated in the community.
Mr. and Mrs. Lilley
Entertain For Guest
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lilley enter
tained a number of guests Friday
evening at Ray's Camp, at 7.30, with
■ * picniq supper, honoring their house
guest, Mrs. Charles C. Walton, oTDe
A delicious lunch was served. Fried
chicken, country ham, sandwiches, dev
iled eggs, olives, pickles, etc. were
spread on a beautifully decorated
Those invited included Mr. and Mrs.
A. R. Dunning Mr. and Mrs. K. B.
Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Brown,
Mr and Mrs. Tom Timberlake, Mr.
and Mrs Elbert Peel, Dr. and Mrs. J.
E. Smithwick, Dr. and Mrs. J. 8.
Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Anderson,
and Messrs. Hubert Warren and
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, September 22,1925
TO EQUIP TEAM
Promising Outlook for Football Team;
Ask For Aid in Buying Perma
Williamston's high school football
team for 1925 has a very promising
outlook, according to Coach S. A.
Bowden. For the past week he has
been putting the boys through a stiff
drill in the fundamentals of the game
in spite of the extremely hot weather.
A bout' twenty boys are out every af
ternoon for practice. The work at
present consists of passing, punting,
going down after punts, drop kicking,
place kicking, etc.
The following boys are among those
fighting for a place on the first high
school football team: George Harris,
Pat Baker, Biscoe Rogerson, Edward
Cox, Tommie Teel, William Gurganus,
Eli Barnhill, Sam Brown, John Wads
worth, Thomas Crawford, William
leggett, John Booker, Darrell Price,
The one problem now is the secur
ing of uniforms. It will be impossible
for the gang now going out to scrim
mage before they get uniforms. These
boys have but one way to get the
'wherewith" for the purchase of
these uniforms—ask the men of the
town for assistance. This material,
i fter being bought, could be made a '
part of the school's permanent equip
ment, therefore would not have to bt
t.cught every year. It will require ap
proximately at the closest fig
ures to equip ifi men. We believe we
car raise mnn*y enough to equip the
other seven n-er—mough to no ke two
teams for scrinm.age.
* DAY OCTOBER 3
Plans l'nderway for Disabled Veterans
Campaign in Williamston; Field
Saturday, October 8, has been fixed
upon as Forget-Me-Not Day for the
State of North Carolina, und plans an
already well under way towurd get
ting lined up for the disabled veter
' ans' campaign in this city.
This year a departure has been
made in holding the forget-me-not
drive, in that instead of having the
drive on the same day throughout the
country,' as decided at the last na
tional convention of the Disabled A
merican Veterajis of the World War.
each chapter and State department
throughout the country is to be al
lowed to select its own date. This
was done so as to hold the drive on
the date which would be most favor
able and best suited to the various par
ticular localities and different sections
of the country.
Anchell I. Gold, a member of Oteen
chapter of the Disabled American Vet
crans of the World War, and field
manager for the drive for North Car
olina, was here September 10 making
arrangements for opening the local of
Mr. Gold is a disabled veteran who
but recently left the Government hos
pital at Oteen after being a patient
there for approximately fosr years.
He is said to be exceptionally well
qualified to manage the forget-me-not
campaign by virtue of his past exper
ience in the work. He holds the dis
tinction of having successfuly directed
two previous forget-me-not drives in
this State, and as chairman of the
drive in 1923 and 1924 Is said to have
been in no small way responsible for
the fortunate results of both cam
paigns. Last year, in connection wi»h
his duties as chairman, Mr. Gold vis
ited Williamston, as he did practically
all of the larger towns and cities in
While it is not known as to the en
tire personnel of the forget-me-not
committee here, Mr. Gold stated that
a working organization was- rapidly
being perfected and that the local fea
tures of the drive would be in thor
oughly capable and competent hands.
Mr. Gold also said that, as repre
senting the opinion of Mr. Anderson,
State chairman, and himself and the
' entire State committee, there was be
ing entertained no doubt but that the
people of Martin County will respond
to the needs of the disabled ex-service
me, this year with the same generous
1 fpirit which theyhave always demon
1 Holiness Church Will
Rev. J. H. Marshorn, of Rocky Mt.,
• will begin a meeting at the William
. ston Pentecostial Holiness Church
, Saturday night, September 26. The
. public is cordially invited to attend
■ these meetings.
, Miss Sally Harris and Mr. Paul
I Jones motored to Scotland Neck Sun
"Skipper" Matt Greon, 104 >eaii.
old, who attended the 69th G.A.R.
encampment at Grand Rapids,
Mich. He has taken part in nine
wars—but never in the "war of
DR. K. LEGGETT OF
Died Sunday Afternoon After Illness
Of Several Weeks; Had Large
Practice in This County
Dr. K. Leggett, of Hobgood, died
Sunday afternoon at his home at 5.45
o'clock after an illness of several
weeks. Dr. Leggett was 74 years of
age. He had not been conscious for
several days before his death. ■
• Besides his wife, Dr. Leggett leaves
•four sons, Messrs. L. W. Leggett, C.
H. leggett, D. W. and J. K.
Leggett, all of Hobgood.
Until recent years, when prevented
by ill health, Dr. Leggett had quite
a large practice in the upper* end of
Martin County, where he was well and
favorably known as a citizen aud a
The funeral service was held at the
Hobgood Cemetery yesterday after
noon at 4.00 o'clock.
Sandy Ridge Local
And Personal News
Mrs. Roy Andrews spent Sunday af
ternoon with Mrs. W. H. Daniel.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Taylor spent
I last week end with relatives in Rocky
Quite a large number of our peo
ple have been attending the meeting
1 at Cedar Branch the past week.
Mrs. J. H. Reddick spent Sunday
afternoon with Mrs. S. E. Hardison.
Mrs. G. Hollingsworth spent Mon
day afternoon with Mrs. T. A. Peed.
Allen Peed spent the week end at
home with his mother.
Messrs. Jim Clyde Roberson and J.
E. Pate motored to Everetts Sunday.
Mrs. T. A. Peed and children spent
Monday morning in Williamston at
tending to business.
Quite a large * crowd" attended the
baptizing at Tar Landing Sunday af
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Daniel, Miss
Hilda Cherry and Mrs. T. A. Peed vis
ited Mrs. Kader Perry Friday after
Mr. Sam Perry died Thursday night
at 8.15 of a congested chill. He leaves
besides his wife, his mother, several
sisters and brothers. He was married
about three months ago.
Messrs. Thad Hopkins and Hansley
Hardison were the guests of Miss Ma
rie Riddick Monday night.
Mr. J. N. Hopkins was the guest of
■ Misses Marie Riddick and Coralie
fc Peed Monday night,
tf Mrs. Herbert Taylor and Mrs. T. A.
Peed were the guests of M ri. John
Hopewell Tuesday afternoon.
The Radcliffe Chautaqua will begin
a three-day program here Friday and
will haveperformances daily on Friday
Saturday, anil Monday. A regular
Sunday program, which will be an
- nounced in Friday's paper will be car*
- ri"d OMt- ■
Attractive program have been ar
ranged for this year, and many lovers
of chautauqua are looking forward
r with great interest for the coming of
the Radcliffe entertainers who were
• with us last year.
All performances will be under a
» tent which the eorrn*ny will have
! erected Thursday.
Ice cream and cake will be served
at the Masonic Hall Wednesday night
1 by the ladies of the guild of the Epis
• copal church. You are cordially invit
ed to attend.
WILL OPEN POSTAL
SAVINGS BANK HERE
U. S. Government Conducts Savings
Bank Through Post Office; Pay
2 Per Cent on Savins
The United States Government will
open a Postal Savings Bank in Wil
liamston October ' Ist. Postmaster j
Jesse T. Price has received all the;
necessary material and instructions
for > the- ope ni ng.
Deposits can l>e made at any hour
that the post office is open for money
order and registration business. Any
amount in even denominations of sl,
$2, $5, $lO, S2O, SSO, 100 and SSOO
may be deposited. All deposits draw
2 per cent interest beginning the first
of the month following the deposit,
provided it remains in the postal sav
ings bank as long as one year.
Deposits may be drawn out of the
bank at any time, but if drawn in less
than a year, the depositor forfeits the]
No person can deposit more than 1
$2,500 in one postal savings bank at
any one time, though he can exchange
it into two and one-half per cent treas
ury certificates at any time.
Washington and Rocky Mount are
the two nearest post offices operating
a banking business, each are said to
be doing considerable business.
Voting Tickets Distributed Yesterday
and Today; (Jet Your Votes
When You Make a Purchase
Much interest is being shown in
the beauty contest, judging from the
number of t new entrants. Since Fri
day's issue of The Enterprise, nomina
tions have been received from as far
as Hendersonville.W. C., and Cordelia,
The votes have just been, printed
and were distributed yesterday and
today. When you purchase an urticle,
ask the merchant for your votes, fill
in your favorite's name, and send it
in to the Beauty Contest Editor, Wil
liamston, N. C.
Watch the list of contestants grow.
If you wish to nominate anyone, send
it in before September 28th, as that
ir the closing day for nominations.
Those nominated to date follow:
Tiulah Ward Page 10,000
Norton —, — 10,000
Geneva Cook lO,OOO
Elizabeth Burrus 10,000
Marguerite Cook 1 10,000
Frances Gurganus r 10,000
Carrie Dell White 10,000
Lyda Cook 10,000
Rita Norton 10,000
Ruth Manning .'.l - 10,000
Frances Hoyt 10,00(1
Carrie I,ee Peel ' 10,00(1
Helen Roberson lo,ool
Ruth Whitfield " 10,00(1
Carrie Louise Grimes 10,000
Aileen Everett _ 1— 10,00(1
Frances Smith - 10,00(1
Christine Bunting 10,000
"" * 1 11 ———
Ruth Modlin 1 ; 10,00(1
Ethel Davenport -_l 10,00(1
Helen Davenport 10,000
Gertrude Lilley----- 10,000
Lucy Palmer : I 0,00(
Carrie Dell Roebuck 10,0(X.
Mary Stokes 10,00(1
Mary Etheridge Rhea -- 10,00(]
Virginia Spivey - 10,000
Flora Mitchell 10,00(1
Little Preston Edwards
Recovering From Injury
Preston, the three-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Edwards, is rap
idly recovering and is now able to be
out, after narrowly escaping a fatal
accident last week, when the little
fellow attempted to run across Wash
ing Street between Rays Cafe and the
undertaking establishment of hu
father. Mr. Elmer Chesson was pass
ing with a car, going some 8 or 1(1
miles an hour and did not See the
child until he was so near him thai
his fender struck the boy near the eye
knocking him down on the pavement
and bruising him in a number ol
places. The ~e~ye" WHfl swollen —an«
closed for-several days, but is now
At Baptist Church
There will be a special missionar)
program at the prayer meeting hou
at 7.30, at the Baptist Church Wed
, nesday evening.
" About 26 persons will take a par
in the program, which has for it
subject, "State Missions."
September Term Superior
Court Convened Yesterday;
Judge Cranmer Presiding
Mr. J. W. Brickell, of Balh,
K. F. I)., who lives and farms in
, what is called the Bay side dis
~ trict of lower Beaufort County,
was in town yesterday selling
tobacco. This was his first visit
to Williamston, and he said he
came because Williamston had a
better reputation than the other
Mr. Thomas Wood, of Eden
ton, was on the Williamston
market Monday. He has always
sold on 4he Ahoskie and Green
ville markets until this time. He
has heard the good reputation of
the Williumston market.
Mr.'W. J. Manning, of Bethel,
#as also in town this week sell
FIRST OF IMPROVED
FORDS ARRIVE HERE
Cars More Attractive, With Longer,
Lower Bodies—'Many Other Ke.
First of the improved Ford cars to
arrive in Williamston went on display
last week in the show rooms of the
Williamston Motor Co., authorized
Ford dealer, and immediately attract
ed the attention of everyone.
To say that people who saw the cars
were surprised at their appearance
would be putting it rather mildly. The
new types exceed all expectations in
improved appearance and more com
fort anj convenience. For the most
part the bodies have been completely
redesigned and conform in every re
spect to the most advanced features
of body construction.^
Not only have bodies been built
lower, but they are set on a lower
I chassis frame and with Inrger, low-
I hanging fenders, impart to the com
! plete car a striking suggestion of rid
ing and driving ease.
While the Williamston Motor Co.
| lias been able so far to shofy the tour
ing car, other will be shown as
; quickly SS they xan he obtained from
j the Ford Motor Co. branch at Nor-
I folk, Va. were because of their pop
ularity demands on production are
' somewhat delaying immediate delivery
j of all types of cars.
Miss Bessie Combs
At the Bertie-Martin group meeting
of the Womans Missionary Society of
the Methodist Episcopal church South
on September 12, 1925, it was a rare
privilege to have Miss Bessie Combs
liri'ig us her own experience as a nw-
j Mtfm Combs is a former i»w>.«uina.rjt
to China, who is now field organizer
of the young people from the Wo
mans Missionary Council. She is a
most magnetic, forceful, and interest
ing Jtalketj...and our group was very
fortunate to be able to hear her soul
.inspiring, God-given message. It will
live long in our memory, and we feel
thai our lives have been enriched by
In a brief way she told o/ her evanT
gelistic work in Sunkiang district, of
Chinese language, customs, and hard
ships. Tho she emphasized more than
either of these her love for her work.
In closing she said, "Don't you peo
ple think I'm having a hard time in
China; I tell you I would not exchange
places with anybody on earth, because
of the pure joy I receive for bringing
I the gospel to these people."
She it is who is showing them the
remedy, and in so doing brings life
into her own soul.—Mrs. John F.
The ladies of the guild of the Epis
copal church will serve home-made ice
cream and cake Wednesday night at
the Masonic Hall. The public Ts In
Beauty Contest —Nomination Coupon
I nominate for the Beauty Contest
P. 0. Address
Nomihations must be mailed to The Enterprise, care of Beau
ty Content Editor not later than September 21, 1925.
Uae Thia Coupon To Secure 10,000 Votes For Your Favorite
Advertisers Find Our
Columns a Key to 1,600
Martin County Homes
Only Two Cases Were
Disposed of at Mon
Superior court convened Monday
morning with Judge E. H. Cranmer,
of Southport, presiding, and Don Gil
liam, solicitor, prosecuting.
Judge Cranmer, who is regarded as
one of the very best judges in the
Slate, has held court here before, and
is well known to the t>eople of our
county. Apparently the only people
who dislike him are the few fellows
who do not want justice done.
The charge to the grand jury was
simple and easy ,t> understand, deal
ing with the common breaches of the
Joseph E. Manning was sworn as
foreman of the grand jury, composed
,o,f. the following persons:' 1
H. J. Etheridge, Jasper Johnson, P.
L. Salsbury, M. E. Smith, L. M.
Itrown, J. W. Martin, J. David Griffin,
O. S. Green, Claude ltoberson, G. H.
Forbes, W. D. Daniel, R. B, Gardner,
Daniel, L. 11. Brown, B. O.
Cowing, R. L. Stallings, and D." O.
! B. Fleming, Luther Hardison, J.
\ Anderson, J. A. Getsinger, J. P.
House, J. A. Manning. 1,. C. Benilett,
C. I). Perkins, and J. S. Ayers were
exeu ;ed for the term.
he following petit ..jurors., . were
.sworn for the term: H. D. Harrison,
W. H. Crawford, J. S. Williams, D. 1..
James,'W. R Harrison. W. A. Hardi
son, ,T. E. Hardison, sr., J. A, Ati--'"
ban, Eli "Gurgnnus, Asa J. Hardison,
Haywood Rogerson, Calvin Ayers, F.
C. Bennett, Louis Taylor, Jos. S. Grif
fin, and Joshua L.Coltrain.
The afternoon session began at 1.30,
the first case called being .against
John McKeel, charged with seduction.
He waw»4axed with the costs and re
quired to pa) $l5O to the prosecuting
witness and required to enter into
bond of SIiOO for appearance at the
December term of this court.
In the case of State vs. Leroy Lilley,
charged with larceny, Lilley plead
guilty. Judgment was suspended up
on payment of the costs and the de j
fondant was required to appear in
court for two years and show that
he has properly behaved.
These two' cases were the only ones
disposed of during the afternoon.
Roanoke Supply Co.
The Roanoke .S'upply Co., which be
gan- business here this spring, has
made numerous improvements and ad
' ditions to their plant, and are expand
ing considerably in order to take care
of theft, trade.
Additional machinery has been in
stalled and renovations have taken
place, including the enlargement of
4he building to twice its original size.
They are well.eouinned to do all
classes of work, fancy, rougff, small
Th,ey are contemplating building
several homes in Williamston and leas
ihg them to the individual to be paid
for through the Building and Loan As
sociation. This affords the small-sal
pried man a wonderful opportunity to
own his home and pay for it in small
This concern saved the county sev
eral hundred dollars in the building of
schoolhouses this year and deserves
the patronage and boosting, of the lo
Opportunity Sale At
Nassefs Is Now On
The opportunity sale of Nassefs De
partment Store is attracting customers
in great crowds. This store runs very
successful sales, and this is one meet
ing and even surpassing all previous
Many bargains are to be found and
a visit to this store before the sale
ends is all that is needed to convince
one that prices are just as they have
been advertised in the Enterprise.