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VOLUME XX VIH—NUMBER 98
Held Regular Meeting Last
Night; New Officers Elected
Mrs. P. B. Cone Elected
President; Miss Pen
land, Secretary -
The Williamston Parents-Teachers
Association met at the school audi
torium Thursday. The roll call and
committee reports were made. After
the regular program was concluded
the aasociatioa proceeded with the
election of officers for the, coming
year. Mrs. P. B. Cone was elected
president; Mrs. C. A. Harrison, vice
president; Miss Penland, secretary;
and Mrs. Myrtle Brown, treasurer.
The retiring officers, Mrs. A. R
Dunning, president; Miss Ethel Grif
fin, secretary; and Mrs. W. H. Harrell,
treasurer, have been faithful to the
trust they have held and have suc
ceeded in leading the association in
many activities in helping the school
and the community.
For a good many years Williamston
has felt the need of a parent-teachers
association, and two times in the past
such an organiation has been organ
ized, but were short lived. The asso
ciation organised some over a yesi'
ago has not always had easy sledding
but through the efforts of its officers,
especially the retiring president, Mrs.
Dunning, Professor Seymour, and
Mrs. Harrell it has survived and ia
now having the best attendance of its
life. The parents are realising more
fully all the time the importance of
a parents-teacher* cooperative organ
ization to their children, and are lend
ing their support more than ever be
Sunday morning the pastor will
have for his sermon subject, "A
Preacher of Righteousness." At the
evening hour, "A Dreamer on His
W*p t» the Throne." -
It is the policy of this church to be
gin and close its services on schedule
time. In this way, the people know
when the services will begin and when
they will close.
If a church announces its services
will begin at a certain heur, then this
constitutes a contract with its con
stituency, and should be as rigidly
held to as any buainess contract
When the people know what to expect
about the beginning and closing of the
services, it is easy to arrange for at
tendance, and at the same time to
meet the other obligations o' the day.
"Blessed are they wno hunger and
thirst after righteouaness, for they
shall be Ailed."
Old Mill Inn Opened
For Business Tohay
The Old Mill Inn was opened to
day on the Williamston-Washington
road. It will be opened for visitors,
who can get meals served at all
hours. Regular dinners will be serv
ed and special meals upon request
The inn was formerly the old Rawls
Mill and has been changed into an
attractive road house, where other
amusements will be furnished next
Mr. Simon Lilley, the proprietor,
has been at work for a year or so
getting the pond ready for a bathing
spot, and by next summer this will
also be completed.
This will be the only place of its
kind in or near Williamston will be
very popular. Mr. Lilley will be on
the job always and render the serv
ice that attracts.
February 15 and 16
With John Gilbert
and Mae Murray
25c and 50c
THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT
"Remember the Sabbath Day to
keep it holy. Six days shalt thou
labor and do all that thou hast to
do; but the seventh is the Sab
bath of the Lard thy God. In it
thou shalt do no manner of work;
thou, and thy son, and thy daugh
ter, thy man servant and thy
maid servant thy cattle, and the
stranger that is within thy gates.
For in six days the Lord made
heaven and earth, the sea, and
all that in them is, and rested the
seventh day; wherefore the Lord
. blessed the seventh day and hal
By REV. C. O. PARDO
Sabbath or Sunday, which is the
day to keep? Is it binding on God's
people to keep the first day of the
week or the last day? Are Jews right
when they observe the seventh day,
and are Christians equally right when
they observe the first day? If both
are right, did God intend that two
days out of seven should be observed ?
These and many other questions are
always being asked concerning the
fourth commandment Usually those
who ask these questions desire an an
swer of "yes" or "no" convincingly
brief and emphatic. Which reminds
me of the story told concerning a
criminal trial when the accused, on
the witness stand, was asked by the
lawyer, "Did you strike your wife
with a club because you loved her?
Answer yes or no." The question
tailed to reach the truth in the case,
as the man wife unmarried. So in
crder to answer the questions sur
rounding the Sabbath Day, and the
teaching of the fourth commandment
it is necessary to look a little deeper
than the surface and endeavor to find
the deep and unchanging principle in
In the first place, the Sabbath Day
is clearly and distinctly mentioned In
the commandment as "The Sabbath of
the Lord thy God." This might be
better interpreted to read "A Sab
bath to the Lord thy God.'
The first mention of the Sabbath
Day is found in Exodus, chapter 16,
verse 23, "Tomorrow is a solemn rest,
a holy Sabbath unto Jehovah," while
the first reference to the seventh day
as a day of rest—as a hallowed or
holy day unto the Lord — is in Gene
sis, chapter 2, verse 3, where it speaks
of God as having finished His work
of creating, and "He rested on the
seventh day and hallowed it"
Now to arrive at the principal in
volved, it would seem that God by
example and by direct command, re
quires one day in seven be observed
aii a day different from the other
days. God blessed the seventh day.
God hallowed the seventh day, and
one day in seven is required to be set
apart as the Holy Sabbath to the
There is no way of knowing if the
first day is Monday, or Thursday, or
Saturday, because of our changes in
time calculation and system of cal
fcndar reckoning. Just so, there is
no way of knowing if Saturday or
Wednesday, or Sunday is the seventh
day or the third day or the first day.
How, then, may men dogmatically de
clare keep Saturday as Sabbath, and
the matter is they can not do so with
the matter is hey can not do so with
any authority. For years and years
Saturday—named after the Roman
God, Saturn—was looked upon as the
seventh day of the week and observed
by the Jews as Sabbath. When the
Christian era came and the Son of
God who was crucified rose on Sun
day—the day known as the first day
of the week, His followers—the dis
ciples of Christ—began to observe the
first day rather than the seventh day,
as ■ memorial of Christ's resurrec
tion and triumph over sin, death, and
the grave. We read in the Hew Tes
tament that the early Christian con
gregations observed the first day, or
Sunday. Now, Sunday is named after
the sun and not after the Son of God.
The sim had been an object of wor
ship for centuries before Christ. The
Egyptians, the Romans, the East In
dians, were sun worshippers, even as
were the South and North American
When Constantino, the Emperor of
Rome, embraced Christianity in the
year 81} A. D., he enjoined the ob
servance ef Sunday as the Christian
Sabbath, following out the custom al
ready established by the early church
To the Mohammedans, Friday is a
holy day and so observed.
This is a matter of interest because
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, February 12,1926
Number of Cases Tried for Assault
With Deadly Weapon; Several
Fines Meted Out
At the regular session of the re
corders court Tuesday, J. C. Smith
presided and Solicitor E. S. Peel, pros
The first case called was against
Bill Purvis for larceny. He plead
guilty of petty larceny, which plea
was acceped by the solicitor for the
State. He was fined SSO and costs
and sentenced the county jail for 60
days to be assigned to the roads of
Edgecombe County, the road sentence
to be suspended for 12 months.
The cases against Lewis Itrown and
Warren Morgan were nol prossed.
Jesse Rascoe, charged with an as
sault with a deadly weapon, was
found not guilty of assault on Hat
tie Roberson, but guilty of assault on
Hattie Inscoe. Judgment was sus
pended upon payment of the costs.
The cases against Kelly Daven
port and Heber Davenport charging
them with larceny, was continued un
til February 16, 1926.
Henry Cherry, Alexander Savage,
Hosie Davis, and Norman Jones plead
guilty to assault with deadly weapon.
Each was fined $6.00 and one-fourth
of the costs.
Ernest Philips plead guilty to a
charge of assault with a deadly weap
on and was fined S2O and the costs
and required to pay $lO for the serv
ices of Dr. Pittman.
Lenten Services In
Ash Wednesday: 10.30 a. m., Holy
Communion. 4.00 p. m., Litany and
address by the rector.
Friday, Feb. 19: 4.00 p. m., Litany
and address by Rev. C. H. Dickey.
Friday, Feb. 26 : 4.00 p. m., Litany
and address by Rev. C. H. Dickey.
Friday, March 5: 4.00 p. m., Litany
end address by Rev. W. T. Lee.
Friday, March 12: 4.00 p. m., Litany
and address by Rev. W. T.» Lee.
I ' Friday, March 19: 4.00 p. m., Lit
any and address by Rev. A. J. Man
Friday, March 26th: Good Friday:
i 12 noon to 3 p. m.—The three-hour
' service, conducted by the rector, as
i sisted by Reverends Lee, Dickey, and
Each Wednesday In Lent at 4 p. m.
Litany and address by the rector.
The members of all churches and
, those not members of any church are
i cordially invited to attend any or all
' of yiese services.
; Highway Commission
Lets New Contract
The highway commission has let
a contract for hard surfacing route
30 from Chocowinity to the Craven
County line, a distance of about 7
I miles. The work will begin in a few
' weeks and should be completed by the
eqrly fall. This will almost complete
the hard surfacing of route 30 from
; the Roanoke River to the Cape Fear.
Mr. G. H. Harrison spent today In
i Rocky Mount
, it shows us that in mankind there is
. an instinctiveness to set apart one day
, in seven as a holy day.
Since God requires one day in sev
, en it becomes a duty on the part of
mankind to observe "A Sabbath to the
| How we shall observe the Sabbath,
i what we shall and shall not do is not
i a matter apart from this question, for
i God says, "Thou shalt do no labor,"
, and forbids us, requiring "the man
t servant, the . maid servant," and even
I the beast of burden, laboring on the
s Sabbath; yet "the ox in the ditch"
f may be removed, which shows labors,
. of mercy or actual necessity may be l
r done. Providing, of course, we are
. not saving up oxen to push in the
, The "blatter of worshipping God on
- the Sabbath is a matter of custom, as
I well as being implied in the Old Tes
. tament; while in the New Testament
• the Scriptures plainly tell us to "gath
r er together on the first day of the
r week" In congregation.
Now, the practical application of
- the shove matter Is this: The £ab
t bath belongs to God. He desires and
- requires reverence for His holy day.
i He expects worship and praise al
i ways, but he also expects practical
worship and praise by our observing
t His commands.
t God does not require us to refrain
- from all activity on tne Saooath. But
I He does require a proper and reverent
- observance of His holy day.
i Worship—praise—attend the place
where people gather together to hon
» or Him—the church. Not In the drag
» (Continued on the back page)
WOMAN'S CLUB IN
Kfrports of Comraitteeti Show Much
/ Constructive Work; Heir World
The Woman's Club met in theii
club rooms Wednesday. Mrs. Lucy
D. Biggs, president of thi club, pre
sided. Mrs. Thigpen, thd secretary,
, was absent, and "Mrs. M. C. Green
was chosen secretary pro tempore.
Various comYnittees made their re
ports as follows:
The committee on building and
grounds had made numerous improve
ments, additions, and repairs to the
Several new members were report
ed and received by the membership
Mrs. C. R. Fleming was made chair
man of the social committee.
The charity committee reported $lO
received from the town. • They also
reported that they had sent Mrs. Bul
lock to a hospital for treatment.
The application of Mr. Wynn, an
epileptic, for hospital treatment, was
referred to the charitable committee
The welfare committee reported the
Collection of sl6.
A communication, donating water
end lights to the club, by the town
board was, received.
Clayton Moore, who had been in
\ ited to address the meeting on the
important topic, "The World Court,"
was presented, and made a good talk
on the subject.
A resolution was unanimously pass
ed, urging the employment of a home
demonstration agent for Martin Coun
A letter was read from Mrs. J. M.
Hobgood, of Furmville, who is district
president of the Federation of Wo
men's Clubs, saying that she would
visit the club at its regular meeting
in March. The time for the meeting
was fixed at 230 p. nr., instead of the
Notice will be sent to each mem
ber requesting them to attend this
A special meeting was called to be
held on the first Monday in March
at 10 o'clock. Important buslm s will|
| come before this meutiwg, and all i
: members are expected to attend.
! Mr. i'ardo To Preach in!
Goldsboro and Kinston
Rev. durance O. i'ardo, chairman
ol the commission on evangelism of
, the Diocese of East Carolina, will be
in Goldsboro and Kinston to present
th»j subject of evangelism in the
churches of these cities next Sunday.
The usual services of the church of
the Advent will be conducted by the
] licensed lay readers of the parish.
; High School to Flay
The town team game last night was
, followed by a game between the high
, f-chool teams of Washington and
Washington never had a showing
ac the score indicates. The Washing
i ton boys were no match for the hardy
youngsters from Jamesville, where
they are born basketball and baseball
i players. The store was 20 to 1.
The Williamston boys will meet this
strong team on the local floors to
night, and they will probably need
' our support, so be on hand.
i Itev, C. O. I'ardo, Hector
t Quinquagesima Sunday;
r 9.45 a. m.—Church School.
, 9.45 a. m.—Advent Hible Class.
11 a. m.—Morning prayer.
( 3p. m.—Holy Trinity Mission.
,| The rector will be absent on Sun
, I day, and the morning service will be
s ' conducted by the lay readers of the
parish, assisted by the Y. P. S. L.
« Regular Services At
] Riddicks Grove Sunday
The regular services will be held
at Riddicks Grove Huptist Church at
j 3 p. m., Sunday. A splendid congre
gation was present last meeting day,
and a fine service was held. Come
and let's make it better this Sunday.
A cordial welcome to au.—R. L. Shir-
I ley, pastor.
x Weather Is More
i Severe Than Usual
t The weather has been more severe
this winter than usual, and there have
e been more storms of wind, snow, and
- cold than there usually are. Ship
? ping has suffered greatly, and there
has been much suffering from cold
all along the Atlantic coaat
County Farm Agent Says Martin
Fahtoers Are Big Losers By Not
Usihg Pedigreed Cotton Seed
By T. B. BRANDON
I find upon a very thorough in- ' j
•■•estimation that Martin County
plants very poor varieties of cot
ton. I find that the farmers are
willing to plant anything that is
called cotton seed.
1> piove his, I Iv.ve run two
cotton variety tests in the coun- I
ty in the past two years. The
best local varieties yielded an
average of 950 pounds of seed
cotton per acre, and the best pedi
greed s.eed, se-ured from repu
table breeds, yieHed as high as
1,600 pounds oi seed cotton to the
acre. 1 think it is worth while
for the farmers to know these
things, und to get better seed.
FORT BRAGG, 16-14
One of Best Exhibitions of Basketball
Ever Seen Here; Picked to Lose,
Town Team Won by Fighting
The basketball game last night be
tween the locals and Fort Bragg was
by far the best game of the season,
and possibly the most enjoyable ever
played here from the standpoint of
It was interesting from beginning
to end. The local boys took the lead
early in the first half, but the soldier
boys gave them a hard run for the
points during the latter half. All of
| the visitors were big, well-built men,
but they played a clean, fair game
during either a winning or losing
streak. Fouls were numerous on both
sides, but none of them were inten
tional. Elby Johnson, of Washington,
refereed, and, as usual when he calls
u game, there was no kick on his de
Our boys all played well, no one t
of them being outstanding especially,!
but' rather players who were out to 1
win the game rather than to startle l
the crowd with spectacular plays I
j The forwards, Bowden and '
made every possible goal and some j
that were really not possible. Mar-)
. golis, Britt, and Anderson played to I
I them wonderfully.
A conversation between two of the
soldiers was overheard just before the
fame. They said it was a "shame
lor that little boy (Irving Margolis)
to play, because he's liable to get
hurt." By the end of the first quar
ter, however, their fears were not for
Irving but for his "man," a big husky
All in all, local fans enjoyed it be
cause it was a close game, a fair
game, and a game that we won,
Continues to Rise
The water in the Roanoke con
tinues to rise slowly and will rise a
few days yet, according to reports.
Still there is no fear of any damage,
as the water will not reach above the
stage of the medium freshet.
Lenten Season Starts
Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday
or the first day of Lent. In the last
lew years, Lent has become the sea
bon observed by nearly all the
churches, although for centuries only
the Roman and Orthodox and Epis
copal Churches observed the season.
Lent is the forty days preceding
Easter and commemorates the last
forty days of our Lord's life and min
istry. In the church it is a season of
prayer and fasting—a time when the
usual social activities are laid aside
for our Lord's sake. Special Ash
Wednesday services will be held in
the Episcopal church by the rector,
Rev. C. O. Pardo, at 10.30 a. m., and
4.00 p. m. The public is invited to
Mr. Andrews to Take
Over Parmele Agency
Mr. J. W. Andrews, local agent for
the Line for the last
severs? /ears) has been transferred to
Parmele and will leave todoy for that
place to take over the duties of the
Mr. Andrews will be succeeded here
by Mr. Vernon Godwin, who has been
Mr. Andrews will continue to live
in Williamston. Mrs. Andrews and
her two daughters, Misses Mary Me
lissa and Elsie, will move in New
Town. Mr. and Mrs. Titus Critcher
and children will also move into the
new bungalow erected by Lilley
Brothers and he with them.
, Th i ouhty agent is ready and
prepared. ti> give the farmers re
liable information as to where to
gil these seed. F«j*mera who
would like to get better seed
should see me at once, ass I am
trying to get enough orders for
a car of seed. By getting a car
of seed, it can be boiight much
cheaper. These »seed must be
1 ought soon or the supply will
.-con be exhausted.
Dr. R. Y. Winters, of the State
Fxperiment Station, says on an
average over the State, for each
dollar invented in good cotton
seed, it pays a return of $24.00.
This is one of the best invest
ments I know of.
February 14.—"Jesuit, the Good
By C, H. DICKEY
This lesson grows immediately out
of the lesson we hail last Sunday a
bout the blind man.
Jesus had healed him and the church
authorities had cast Him out of the
temple. Jesus met him again, and re
vealed Himself unto him. He remark
ed that He had come into the world
for judgment, to make the sightless
see, and the seeing blind. The Phari
sees, hearing these words, asked Je
sus if they were also blind. And this
! drew from him the beautiful story of
the Good Shepherd, sometimes called
the twenty-third Psalm of the New
It will enhance the story if we re
member that these Pharisees were the
professional shepherds of the people.
In excommuWtltfSllHg the youth whose
sight had been restored by Jesus, they
manifested a very unshepherdly act,
and this gave Jesus His chance to pic
ture the real shepherd.
In the eastern countries, shepherds
named th£ir sheep as we name our
! domestic animals. The sheep folds
are an enclosure, made of stone, and
i built high enough to ward off wild
; beasts and thieves. At night the
shepherds leave their sheep in these
folds, and they were watched over by
a porter who remained with the sheep
all through the night. When the shep
herd of any flock wanted admittance
lor his sheep, he applies to the por
ter by coming to the door, or gate of
the enclosure. The porter instantly
knew his voice and admitted him. If
one appeared whose voice he didn't
know, or whose identity was not es
tablished, he was not admitted.
Now, taking his story from the life
of the country where he 11"es, Jesus
set it before his hearers in all Its
beauty and simplicity.
1. Jesus Himself is the good shep
2. There is only one way of en
trance into the fold—via Jesus. It is
well to remember this one way to
day, when-every few days a professed
ly new way, is invented and announced
tind gathers adherents from the peo
3. He knows His sheep.
4. And He is known of them.
6. If they hear the voice of a
stranger, they pay no attention to
it. That has been the cure of the
church in this generation—too many
ol its members have been hearing the
voice of "others." Hundreds and lit
erally thousands have gone from the
church into the cliques, clans, and
isms which are so prevalent today.
It is time to reemphasize this state
ment of Jesus—that there is only way
into the abundant life, and that is
Jesus made to them the startling
declaration that there were "othei
sheep," not of that fold.. He was, we
think, referring to the Gentiles. And
while the Scriptures of the Jews were
sprinkled with references to the uni
versality of God's claim, while in the
midst of their Bible was the Hook of
Jonah, itself a missionary tract, yet
the Jews were slow to get the idou
that any one could "enter in" except
themselves. But it Is the teaching of
both the Old and New Testaments
that salvation is for all men every
The universal fatherhood of God
forces on us the conclusion of the uni
versal brotherhood of men. The
Jews rejected the idea and its appli
cation. Happy are we If we fall in
line with it. '
A. J. Manning, Pastor
Sunday school, 0.45 a. m.
Morning service, 11 a. m.
Everting service, 7.30 p. m.
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HORSE AND CAR IN
I Horse Instantly Killed And Driver of
' Car Cut and Bruised; Rider
Thursday morning, as Mr. D. W.
Etheridge and Mrs. S. W. Weatherly,
of Hassells, were driving along the
hamilton road near Williamston they
met a negro man on horseback. The
ca» artd horse were both in high geat
and ran squarly together, resulting
in the instant death of the horse and
the cutting of Mr. Etheridge's hand
and bruising him up considerably.
Mr. Etheridge, the driver of the
car, was driving, according to his
opinion, about 25 miles an hour and
was on his proper side, well to the
edge of the road, and the negro was
expected to get on the right, but in
stead held well to the left and struck
the Ford about the center. The rider
was pitched clear over the car and
tell on the ground, but was unhurt."
Ihe men in the car were dashed thru
f the windshield. The car itself was
almost completely wrecked.
From all indications, the whole
trouble was caused by the foolish and
t criminal carelessness of the negro
who was riding the horse, which be
t longed to Claude Manning.
NEWS IN BRIEF
; OF JAMESVILLE
( Jaiueaville High School Boys Basket
j ball Team Win Several Games;
Other News of Interest
(Special To The Enterprise)
4 Jamesville, Feb. 12.—The Jamesville
f high school basketball team visited
I l'lymouth last week to play a team
? that is coached by an ex-coach of
Jamesville—Mrs. L. H. Hubble. The
game was roughly played though a
very interesting one, Jamesville win
s ning 18-12.
Last Tuesday the Williamston High
8 School played Jamesville in James
1 ville. The game was well played and
' showed good sportsmanshp. The Wil
"| liamston boys stated at the beginning
, that they could accept defeat as well
* as victory. We congratulate Mr.
r Bowden on the wonderful sportsman
" ship which was manifetsed through
out the entire game. Although the
' score was 2t»-2 in Jamesville's favor
9 the Williamston boys fought from
9 start to finish.*
Wednesday afternoon Farm Life
' visited Jamesville for a return game
The game began with much rough
work on the part of the opposing team
which showed very little basketball,
but excellent football practice. Mr.
Meadows, of Williamston, refereed
the first half of the game, but at
the second half Farm Life became
very quarrelsome and refused to play
because Mr. Waters, Jamesville's
9 referee, was to referee the game as
' agreed. After seeing that no satis
' factory agreement could be reached,
the Jamesville team was ordered to
uress. After Farm Life left the court
n practice game was played ami en
joyed much more than the first. The
" score was in favor of Jamesville.
The basketball fans of Martin
County will have a chance "a see a
1 real game if they will visit the game
" between Jamesville High School and
the Ayden town team next Saturday
night at Everetts. These teams have
met before, Jamesville winning after
i an extra five-minutes was played by
J i margin of three points.
y Mrs. J. E. Smithwick returned
e Tuesday from a delightful visit to
9 Miss Mary Fagan and Mrs. V'ernie
' Mae Jordan, of Danjens, leave for
'• Florida Saturday, where Miss Fagan's
- sister is seriously ill.
y Miss Beatrice White, Miss I'earlie
8 Jones, Mr. C. C. Smith motored to
Williamston yesterday on business.
K We are glad to state that Mrs.
1 louis Mizellc is on the road to re
e covery from a serious attack of ear
'* Mesdames A. Hassell, Hugh Horton,
e and Martha H. Britt, and A. Hassell,
1 Ji , motored to Raleigh yesterday.
u Mr. Wilson G. Lamb has returned
from a long trip.
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