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VOLUME XXVm—NUMBER 81
Noitk Caiulina Bas Produced Crop of
1,090,0t*0 Bale*; 60,000 Bales
Not Yet Ginned
(Special To The Enterprise)
Raleigh Dec. B.—North Carolina has
produced a cotton crop of 1,000,000
bales, according to the final December
estimate released December 8 by the
United States Department of Agricul
ture. Of this amount, 1,30,868 bales
were ginned to December Ist, which
leaves 60,000 bales, or about 6.6 per
cent of the crop to be ginned. This
is the largest crop that North Caro
lina has ever produced, being 16,000
bales more than the 1911 crop, and
70,000 more than waa produced in
Fields through the southern portion
of the cotton belt have been picked
fairly clean. It is not unusual, how
ever, at this date, to see large fields
white with cotton through the north
eastern section of the belt Farmers
state that their yields have been un
usually good, and the quality of the
lint is much above the average.
It seems that for the crop as a
whole, the dry weather was possibly
the best thing that could have hap
pened to it, as it held the boll weevil
damage down to a minimum, and the
amount picked has been much in ex
cess of expectations. Plants made a
late start in the spring, due to cold
and rain, but had established a good
Not system when they begai. to grow.
This resulted in heavy truiting every
where, and although the early maturi
ty of plants and heavy fruitage caused
•mailer sized bolls than usual, the
greater number made up for the loss
in yield due to size.
. Heavy frosts, beginning about Oc
tober 11th and continuing until the
present time, reduced the prospective
production by killing the plants and
•topping the opening of many bolls
that might otherwise have produced
cotton. Farmers estimate that 97 per
cent of the total crop was picked by
There were 2,036,000 acres for har
vest this year, after an abandonment
of 1 per cent Estimates on yield per
acre average 266 pounds of lint com
pared with 192 last year, and an av
erage yield during the past five years
of 264 pounds. This year's yield in
dicates a production of 521,216 tons
of cotton seed. There was practically
no top crop anywhere in the State,
due to early shedding.
The crop indicated for the United
States is 15,603,000 bales, compared
with 13,627,986 ginned last year and
a past five year average crop of 10,-
984,684 bales. 89 per cent, or 18,857,-
666 bales, was ginned prior to Decem
ber Ist. The acreage harvested a
mounted to 46,946,000 acres, after an
abandonment of 4.6 per cent.
Dr. Hilley To Preach
At Christian Church
Dr. H. S. Hilley, president of At
lantic Christian College and one of the
most brilliant young men of this State,
will preach at the Christian church
Wm Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
It is not known definitely whether he
will be here for the evening service
or not hut it is expected that he may
arrange to do so. The hours for the
Sunday services will be:
Sunday school, 9.45 a. m.
Morning service, 11 a. m.
Evening service, 7.80 p. m.
At Holly Springs
The united federations of William
aton visited the Holly Springs Church
last night and a very inspiring meet
ing was held. Mr. H. A. Timberlake
was leader, and his talk was very
helpful and enjoyable.
' Strand Theatre
Bill Bailey in
"The Lash of the
"Perils of the Wild*
I Bh«% 100 Peroeot, Are You?
If Public Cooperate! With Post Office
Workers Christmas Will Become
Widespread approval has greeted
the recent announcement of the Post
master General that there will be no
mail deliveries on Christmas Day.
Almost without exception the Amer
ican public has agreed with the in
herent justice of the ruling which
gives to the army of postal employees
some of the holiday privileget; enjoy
ed by others, but so long denied them.
Of course the ruling applies only
to the coming Christmas, being in the
nature of an experiment, the success
or fa'lure of which will determine the
procedure next year.
The Postmaster General was en
abled to take the course he did as a
result of early mailing campaigns con
ducted in past years through the
press and the "movies" and over the
radio, which had the effect of mating
the peak of holiday mailing bark fur
enough to justify the experiment.
Officials of the department who are
Watching the experiment closely huve
the utmost confidence that it will go
through without hitch and that Christ
mas Day of the future will be a day
of rest for the postman and the post
To accomplish this purpose—and it
is believed a laudable one-—the Ameri
can public must mail holiday tokens
and greetings in time for delivery at
least before the close of business on
If there is any appreciable mail left
over for delivery on December 26, it
will militate against the chances of
postal workers for a similar holiday
Local Store Is Ready
For Christmas Rush
A visit to Harrison Bros. & Co.,
Martin County's largest department
store, this morning convinced our rep
resentative that the Christmas shop
ping rush had started in earnest.
A ahopper from this county remark
ed that she had tried in two towns
larger than Willlamston for an article
and she had not found exactly what
she wanted until she saw it at Har
rison Bros. A dependable stock of
everything one can think of is to be
found at this lovely store,* which is
attractively decorated in red and
green attire during the holiday sea
Parish Meeting Of
After the evening service .last Sun
day the annual parish meeting was
held. The rector, Mr. C. O. Pardo,
made a report for the past church
year. The present vestry was reelect
ed for the coming year. At the close
of the parish meeting the vestry had
its official election of officers.
Wilson G. Lamb was elected senior
warden; N. Corte* Green, junior war
den, Clayton Moore, clerk; and Rich
ard Smith, Treasurer.
Rev. Claraaee O. Pardo, Rector
Third Sunday in Advent:
9.00 a. m.—Children's eocharist.
9.46 a. m.—Church school.
11 a. m.—Morning prayer and ser
S p. m.—Holy Trinity mission.
7JO p. m.—Evening prayer and
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, December 11,1925
HOW THE AVERAGE
INCOME IS SPENT
Waste apd Luxuries Consume 36 Per
C'rat of Average Income; Costs
25 Per Cent To Live
At this particular time when every
one is demanding that taxes be low
j ered and complaining about the exces
sive cost of government, which, they
say, the people can no longer afford
to pay, it is well to investigate the
state of affairs.
From the following table, taken
from a graph in tlie American Edu
cational Digest, we tan see how our
entire income is actually spent for
each of the several items involved,
personal, state and national, by the
rates per cent:
Chuich - , - .76
jU Schools : 1.60
i Government - 4.60
i " Crime 8.25
i Investments 11.00
Waste 14 00
Luxuries :. -- 22.00
Livin"'oo»ts . 24 60
i. Miscellaneous 1 I'i.uO
Excluding th£ persrnal item of ac
I v 'ii i ists-, it is rather up* ting
io fin i'tiiiu illue nf the most in i ort
ant social ii rns iue found at t'.e bot
tom of the scale..
Tj at portion of our income wn4ch
crime posts us m ire than the chutch,
the schools- and the government cur)-
tined. The suppression of crime is
necessary. It is'also wise to provide
adequately for old age. However, the
oroparatively percentage lost
' through waste can not be lightly set
Etf-itie—l4 , per cent of waste as com
pared with 6 3-4 per cent for govern
ment. schools, and cviirch should.not
I be accepted calmly - Tenn Education
Window Display Is -
Santa Claus is in every window oi
Margolis Bros. & Brooks, suggesting
gifts for men and women, boys and
girls, and babies, too. Gifts practical,
gifts luxurious, and gifts sure to
' Lovely hand-painted Santas, made
and designed by our local artist, John
) A. Philpot, have reins that lead to
the articles on display.
The boys' window attracts atten-
I tion constantly. A huge toy electric
train, with track, station, bridge, un
derpass, and all electrically lighted, is
attracting the attention of every lit
tle fellow that is large enough to
walk down town.
| To Meet Monday
| The Everetts Camp No. 15,042 will
hold its annual meeting Monday night
| December 14. All members of said
I camp are urged to be present at this
meeting, as this is the time for the
, election of new officers for the com
. ing year.
Every member of the camp owes it
to himself and the camp to take part
in this meeting. It is hoped that there
will be 100 per cent present
1 Cleaning up the garden spot, burn
ing or plowing under the refuse will
help to control insect and disease
troubles next spring.
Rev. A J. and Editor W. C. Man
ning are in Washington today for the
Mrs. James G. Staton is spending
today in Weldon.
Mrs. J. T. Hinson
(Special To The Enterpiist) j
Dardens, Dec. 11,—Mrs. Lilliuu,,
i Frances Hinson, wife ol' J. T. Hinson,
died Tuesday at her home, and was
buried at Corinth Church, of which
she had long been a member. The fu
neral was conducted by A. J. Manning
of Williams ton.
She waa nearly 61 years old and
was held in- high esteem by all who
IShe leaves her husband, two sons,
W. H. ami C. J. Hinson, and one'
l aughter, Mrs. Maud E. Mizell.
She was the daughter of the late'
Wm. J. Wright, and had lived all her
life in Dardens.
s By REV C. O. i'AUDO
Dr. S. D. Gordon gives us what iio
calls, "The best 'picture I ever saw of
, "it was a man, a clergyman, who
lived in a town in South Carolina
an,! who had a son about fourteen
years of ago, attending school. One
day the boy's teacher called at the
home and asked for the lather and
said to him, "Is your boy sick?"
' "He was not at school today," re
plied the teacher.
"Is that so," said the father with
surprise in his tone?
"Nor yesterday, nor the day be
fore," said the teacher.
"Well," said the father, "1 am sur
The tcaciMUT left the father us he
f sat thinking and going over the whole
I natter. He recalled his own boyhood
, and the school days so long ago. He
remembered how irksome and tire
some those last days before l lie holi -
days and vacations were, and just
t then he heard the click of the Kate,
and he knew the boy was coming. So
he went to open the door, and the boy
' p k'few as he looked up that his father
knew about those three days.
t The father said, "Come into my
study, Phil," and Phil went in und
shut the door. Then the father said,
"Phil, your teacher was here this uf
lernoon and told nie you were nut at
school today, nor yesterday, nor the
day before, and we supposed you
«ere. You must know, Phil, how
. badly we feel. I have always trusted
■you, believed in you. 1 have boasted
and said, '1 can trust my boy,' and
hri you've beeri living a lie for three
*''Vuy.-.r I can't tell you how ba.lly I
'eel about it." Phil felt badly, too.
After a pause the father said, "Phil,
| we'll get down and pray," the very
i thii.g Phil didn't want to do.
'•I Hut they got down on tliair knees,
"land the father poured out his heart
* in prayer. And Phil saw himself on
L ' his knees as he never had seen him-1
B j sel.f before—the mirror of knee-joints
M is a wonderful mirror.
* W!.en they arose from their, kneea
* the father said, "Phil, there's a law
" of life that where there is sin there
I is suffering. You cun not separate
" (hose two things.
"Now," he went on, "you have done
wrong, and I am in this home like
( (Jo'l is in the world, so we will do
j his: You go up to the attic. I'll make
i a pallet for you there. We'll take
J your meai-i up to you at the regular |
I I times, ami you stuy up there as long
f us you have been living a lie—throe
days and night."
' They went upstairs; the pallet was
0 made; the father kissed his boy and
left him alone. The evening supper
e timo came; the family sat at the table
n but the father did not eat.
0 The hour for retiring came; the
clock struck, ten, eleven, and twelve.
At last they locked up the house and
c went to bed, but neither father or
'* mother went to sleep; the clock struck
8 one, then two, and then the father
' said, "Mother, 1 can'J, stand this any
® longer. I am going up stairs with
Phil." He took his pillow and tip
toed up and across the attic floor, and
•there Phil lay wide awake. The
father lay down, and they jrot their
arms around each other's neck, and
they slept. The next night the
fiktlier said, "Good night, mother, 1
' air. going up stairs with Phil," and
d thj third night he slept in the place
* of punishment with his son.
e You are not surprised to know that
* today that boy is a man—grown—is
telling the story of Jesus and His
* love from the pulpit of the church.
Fathers, do your sons find God
-6 lines* in you?
K Baptist Church
1 Sunday Services
Sunday school 9:4(5 a. m.—J. S. Sey
Morning service, 11 a. m.
e Evening service, 7.30 p. m.
Rev. J. L. Jones, of Hamilton, will
conduct the services at this church
I Sunday, Every one is cordially invit
ed to attend these services.
I T» .
( MEET LAST NIGHT j
j Small .Number Attend; To Affiliate!.
, With State Association; Favor
Whole-Time Heulth Officer
There was a very small crowd at the
parents-teachers association meeting
held last night "in the courthouse,
The meeting was called to order
I y the president, Mrs. Dunning, and
the roll was called and minutes of the
last meeting read by the secretary.
Several things were discussed by
the few present and it was decided to
[ affiliate with the State parents-teach
ers association, as it would be bene
■ flcial to the local association for sev
eral —i -
The association on a motion made
by Mrs. John D. Biggs, jr., went on
record as favoring a whole-time nurse
and health officer for Martin County.
This proposition having been brought
up at the last meeting of the county
Ijoard of commmissioners.
In view of the fact that so few of
the parents have been attending the
monthly Meetings. A motion was
made to change the hour of the next
meeting to 3.80 in the afternoon, that
1 it might be possible for more of the
' mothers to attend.
Dear Grass Local
And Personal News
Mr. T. S. Robinson has returned
r.om Drum Hill, N. C.
Mrs Samuel liodgerson spent Sun
day with her daughter, Mrs. Will
Misses Mary Hailey and Lena Bell
! Aiisbili visited friends in Rocky Mt.
1 Horn to Mi. and Mrs. J. K. Wynn,
! a daughter, Monday, December 7.
We ate glad to know little J, T.
Bailey is much improved after being
■ Miss Louise Kogerson spent the
' week end. with Mrs. J. T. Woolard,
Miss Fannie Cowing and Julius
Jackson visited friends near Washing
' ton Sunday.
' Mr. Herman ltodgerson and Clay
-1 ton Hailey visited friends in Roberson
1 Mrs. Estelle Whitehurst was the
guest of her sister, Mrs. Lloyd Cow
-1 iiijf Sunday.
Mrs. Sallie %hitehurst visitod her
' daughter, Mrs. Walter Bailey Satur
Mr. Harold Flynn was the guest of
Miss Ixmise Rodgerson Friday.
Miss Vara Green Rogers spent the
' week end with Miss N. Taylor.
1 Mr. Marvin Gurganus was the guest
of Miss Mary Harris Sunday.
A large crowd attended the show
1 at Hear Grass Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Ohpus Cowing spent
1 the week end in Tarboro.
Mr. Church Cowing and Tom Rog
' ers motored to Goldsboro Saturday.
linn to Lease
shoals Before Congress
(Special To The Enterprise)
1 Washington, Dec, 9. —A joint reso
! lution to lease Muscle Shoals is now
1 beRmT Congress, Tin? resolution em
-1 braces the general recommendations
' of President Coolidge in his message
to the Congress. A joint committee
of the Senate and House will likely
: be appointed to negotiate a lease.
It is not expected that the Ford
1 Company will ask for the property.
Owing to the fact that General
Electric interests have such a domi
'■ rating influence over the water pow
er of i the new world, it is expected
! that interests friendly to and perhaps
financed by them will procure the
Tho General Electric Co. owns a
major portion patents on elec
trict equipment, giving It almost an
undisputed monopoly 1 In the electri
Destructive Fires In
Mackeys and Wendell
Early morning fires have struck our
neighboring towns this week. Wed
-1 nesday morning the hotel at Mackeys
! was burned. All the guests escaped,
and a portion of the furniture on the
lower floor was saved.
Thursday morning Wendell was vis
-1 ited by a fire that swept down on the
business section of the town destroy
ing more than |IOO,OOO in property.
Sunday Services at
I The regular semi-monthly services
will be held at Reddicks Grove at 8
p. m., Sunday. The attendance at
this place continues most encourag
ingly. Tho meeting next Sunday is a
very important one, and the entire
membership is urged to be present. A
i cordial invitation is extended to all the
' people to worship with us.—R. L.
J. Franklin Hardison
Dies In Jamesville
W At the home of hw niece, Mrs. C.|
A:'' Askew, in Jamesville, Mr. John
t'rtvnklLp. Hardison died on Wednesday
seventy-fifth year, following an
acute attack of Brights Disease and
1v5 ..,5e was born in 1851 near James
ville and lived at the old homestead
or in Jamesville his entire life. He
was married when quite a young man i
to Miss Emma J. Hardison, who died
in 1886. To them was born one son,
: P. Franklin Hardison, who now resides
in Alta Vista, Va. The deceased is
also survived by one brother, Mr.
Staton S. Hardison, of Virginia
lieach. Fw - many years he was af
member of the Jamesville Methodist
Funeral services were conducted by
Revs. W. J. Lowe, of Plymouth, and
A. Corey in the Cedar Branch church
und interment took place in the church
Few men are living who have the
love and respect of his fellow men to
I a greater degree than did Mr. Hardi
son. And a great concourse of peo
ple from Jamesville and this 1 surround
ing country paid their last respects
to their deceased friend and relative
yesterday afternoon at 3.30 o'clock.
TWO MILLION PAID
FOR PENDER STORES
p. Tender Sells Controlling Interest
In Business But Will Continue
To Manage It
Norfolk, Dec. 9.—Associates of Asa
G. Candler, Atlanta Coca-Cola king,
failed yesterday to gain control of the
D. Pender Grocery Co., it became
known today. They lost out in a con
test with New York bankers repre
senting mercantile interests which
Norfolk business men have been un
able to identify as yet, but who, it
was announced, would take over the
Pender business on .January.
There was a spirited struggle here
yesterday between the two groups of
out-of-town financiers and luen close
to Mr. Pender today asserted that he
could have obtained a better price fori
his business had he sold to the Coca-!
Cola men than he secured from the'
other group. He was pledged, how
ever, to give the others first call and
could not take advantage of the bet
ter offer which the Atlanta men made.
The sale, in which a cash considera
tion of nearly $2,000,000 is rumored to
oave passed, took business men, even
those closest in touch with the Pen
der organization, by surprise. It was
known that within the last two or
three years Mr. Pender has received
several offers for his business, but his
close friends, knowing that he had re
jected what appeared to bo generous
terms, believed he would never relin
quish control of the great business he
In announcing that he had sold con
trol of his chain store business and ajl
itt offshoots, including the main Pen
der store and restaurant on Market
.Street, Mr. Pender revealed that he
retained an interest in tho business
and would continue in charge after
the sale became effective on January
"TT anci that the main offices of the
Compuny would remain at Norfolk.
During the l'ender Co., then |
operating 160 stores, did a business |
of more than $7,000,000. Its 1925
business, it is said, will ru nto $lO,-
000,000. The basinets was founded
by Mr. Pender in 18!)0 with a capital
Sherrod Farm Bid In
By Owner for $51,500
The W. U Sherrod farm was offered
'or sale at auction Wednesday. After
the farm had been sold in sections or
small farms, ranging in price from
about $54 to S7O per acre, the entire
farm was then offered for sale and
bid in at $51,500, which was the own
The sale by lots did not bring the
price asked for the farm as a
While portions of it sold well, other
parts did not, holding the aggregate
Thp Savage farm, between Hamil
ton *and Scotland Neck was also gold
this week at an auction sale and is
said to have sold at very fair prices.
To Be Held Tonight
The federations will hold their
weekly meeting at the Christian
church tonight at 7.30 o'clock. Mr.
R. J. Peel will be leader. Every one
is cordially invited to attend.
Mr. Mortimer Harrison,* of Danville,
Va., was in town this morning.
One farm woman has found that
she walked three-fourths of a mile
while'baking a lemon pie, because she
didn't have her kitchen properiy ar
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\ Sanitary Inspection of Rooms; Ath- I
letic Club Meeting; Auditorium
To Be Repaired
(By MARGUERITE COOK and
Sanitary inspection of school rooms
was begun Friday afternoon, Decem
ber 4, and will be continued weekly
i throughout tho remainder of the
school year. The rooms are graded ■
upon the following: Desks free of
paper, clean erasers, clean blackboards
clean floors, clean windows, desks free
of books on top, clean moulding, clean
chalk troughs, clean lunch cases. The
| following are the scores of the rooms
for the past week:
Fifth B 96
First B 93
Seventh ; 92
Fifth A 92
Sixth ; 91
First A 85
Tenth and eleventh 85 y* ffl
Athletic Club Meets > ~1
On Monday, December 7, the yiztl'
athletic club met in the tenth and I
eleventh grade room. No new busi
ness came before tho meeting, but a
discussion of old business was brought
up. In considering the point system
for winning letters and the loving cup
it was decided to give- the smaller
classes a chance as well as the larg
er ones. Basing a point on a unit of.
five, or giving one point for partici
pating in the different clubs five times.
The meeting closed to meet again on
tho first Monday of the next school
Receive Life-Saving Medals
While at Silver Lake, near Wilson, —*
the past summer, George Harris and *'*'
Thomas-Crawford took the senior life
saver's test under Mr. Frank S tailings.
They practiced a week before taking
the test. They were given six hours
of instruction, and it took 10 hours
for passing it. But in spite of these j
| severe trials, the boys came out on
t top, George making a score of 81, and
I Tom 82 1-2. Both boys proved to be
excellent swimmers, and for this very
reason they were recently awarded
life-saving medals by the Red CrMs.
They are very proud of thus distinc
tion and really have a right to be, for
"to the victor belongs the spoils."
Favor Repairs to Auditortuai
At the regular meeting of the
county board of commissioners last
Monday, they passed favorably upon
the loan of $5,000 for the repair of
tho graded school auditorium. This
loan, if secured, will come from the
State building loan fund. However,
before the loun is finally approved it
will have to run the gauntlet of sev
eral State channels.
, * • j
Dr. and Mrs. Warren's
At their home yesterday afternoon
at !i o'clock, Dr. and Mrs. W. E. War
ren had their little daughter, Mary,
christened. Rev. 1,. C. Larkin, of
Murfree.sboro, and Rev. W. T. Lee
j Those present besides the parents
were Mesdumes C. D. Carstarphen, A.
Ilassell, W. C. Manning, L B. Harri
son, F. L. Mingu, of Petersburg, Va.,
"G. W. Hardison, W- H. Crawford,
Jennie Yarrell, Miss Sallie Harris,
Rev. and Mrs. L. C. Larkin, of Mur
freesboro, Rev. and Mrs. W. T. Lee,
and Mr. and Mrs. John D. Simpson.
Mesdames A. R. Dunning, G. H.
Harrison and J. D. Woolard attended
the Christian convention held in
Washington today. * ' .
Mesdames Ben Barnhill and W. A.
James visited friends in Washington