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VOLUME XXIX—NUMBER 12
TO OBSERVE CLEAN-UP WEEK APRIL 19 TO 24
to Aid Womans
® Club Campaign
in Cleaning Up
Yards and Lots
Town to Furnish Carts
To Dispose of All
MAY OFFER PRIZES
Clean-Up Week will be staged in
Williams ton during the week begin
ning April 19th. This campaign will
be put on by the Woman's Club and
_ the town authorities, who are very
anxious to clean up and beautify our
lovely town. This means cleaning up
yards and vacant lots all over the
There is a town statute requiring
all vacant lots to be kept clean, but
there are few, if any, that are in such
condition that legal steps could not be
taken to hive them cleaned; but what
the club women and town officials
want is to get our people interested
enough to get them to clean them up
and then beautify their yards and lots
by planting shrubs and flowers. A
prize will probably be given by the
club for the prettiest yard later in the
The town will provide any extra
help needed to get the refuse carried
away, and the mayor assured the club
that if the women ask for help to get
the work done, he will assist in any
way. Some people who have vacant
lots have said that they would pay
•for getting them cleaned if some one
would see to it If that is the case,
report them to Mayor Coburn, Chiet
of Police Daniel, or to the club offic
ials, and they will get them fixed.
Details in full of the campaign will
be given in Tuesday's Enterprise.
Sunday at Memorial
Sunday night, at 8 o'clock, the
sermon subject will be, "The Ascen
sion of Jesus.' He spent forty days
upon the earth after the resurrection,
and then, went back to the Father,
where He ever liveth to make inter
cession for us.
At the morning hour, the Lord's
Supper wil be observed. This is one
of our sweetest services, and should
be well attended.
The pastor of this church will
preach at Pine Grove Sunday after
The pastor is very grateful to the
people of the town and surrounding
country for the royal support given
him during the meetings.
The pastors and members of other
churches, the Federation members and
the people from the rural sections.
The faithfulness of the prayer meet
ing leaders was very commendable.
Those furnishing the music did their
part faithfully and nobly.
It seems the concensus of opinion
that much good was surely accomplish
Our heortiest thanks are extended
to the Editor and staff of the En
terprise tor their kindly notices of the
meeting, and for their perpetual wil
lingness to lend the columns of their
paper to the propagation of any re
Mrs. H. C. James will leave to
morrow for Washington City where
she will join her husband, who has
accepted a position with the Peoples
Drug company in that place.
808 CUSTER in
Mack Sennett Com
"Ace of Spades"
7.00 and 9.00
; Woman's Club Plans Extensive Improvements to Club Rooms
1 Discover® New Element"*]
Dr. B. S. Hopkins, ProiVc-.r of
Inorganic Chemistry at Uimmlty
of Illinois is the first Ametiet>» to
discover a basic element* Ho ,S U
No. 61. Of the possible 92 «,»•
ments, 87 have been discovered at
GET LANDING FIELD
Williamston on Route Proposed to
Keach Prom New York City
To Miami. Florida
The following letter was received by
Mr. (]. H. Harrison, chajrntan of the
Town Hoard, this week.
President, Town Couacil,
Williamston, N. C.
This company ia cooperating in the
establishment of Main Air routes in
various parts of the United States
and lower Canada.
The purpose back of this effort is
the establishing of landing fields at
frequent intervals along these main
routes in onider to stimulate the use
of, and demand for, airplanes for
both private and commercial use.
This company has been organised
to furnish specialized information and
advice in connection with the estab
lishment and development of landing
fields and to that end is constantly in
touch with all developments and sug
gestions along those lines.
Your community is situated in the
line of a route proposed to reach from
New York City to Miami Florida
The initial cost for the establish
ment of a suitable day field is not
largo, and, as conditions demand, the
equipment of such a field can be add
ed to;. and in many cases, outside
capital can be secured to assist in
financing the project.
If your community is at all inter
ested, we suggest that a preliminary
investigation and report be made with
the end in view of becoming one of
the Airports on the projected route.
The expense for such report would
not be large and we offer the ex
perience of ou rorganization in that
AIRPORT ENGINEERING CO.
: Detroit, Michigan,
April 1, 1926.
The Philathea class of the Chris
tian church had its monthly meeting
Tuesday night with Mrs. A .R. Dun
ning hostess, the meeting having been
postponed on account of the revival
in progress at the Baptist church last
There was a very small crowd pres
ent but after the devotional hour
much business was disposed of.
Each member pledged to make thru
her own efffforta SI.OO in the next two
months. Arrangements were complet
ed for an ice cream supper and white
sale the latter part of May.
The president, Mrs. G. H. Harrison
appointed new committees to
work immediately: /
Membership: Mrs. Myrtle Brown,
chairman, Mrs. J. M. Rogerson and
Mrs. J. T. Edmondson.
Ways and Means: Mrs. Henry Har
rison, chairman, Mrs. J. W. Rogerson,
and Miss Ruth Manning.
Visiting: Mrs. J. O. Manning, chair
man and Mrs. T. F. Harrison.
Voluntary: Miss Martha Harrison,
chairman, Mrs. G. H. Harrison. '
After the business was concluded,
the hostess served fruit salad, sand
wiches, pickles and wafers.
Miss Louise Sitterson of Roper was
a visitor hen yesterday.
Williainston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, April 9, 1926
Car Is Here for
Stay of Week
Father David Sweeney
In Charge; To Lecture
St. Peters Chapel car, under the di
rection of Father David Sweeney, has
arrived in Williamston for a stay of
a week. This is one of three chapel
cars in the United States, and is made
possible by the gift of a California
woman, who left several million dol
lars for the equipment and mainte
nance of the cars. In an interview
with Father Sweeney he said that his
visit to non-Catholic North Carolina
is not for the purpose of proselyting
but for the convenience of Catholics
who live in places where there is ho
church in order that they may attend
mass and avail themselves of the op
portunities of practicing their religion
which would not be possible were it
not for the presence of the chapel car.
He also stated that he wished to lec
ture on the great teachings of the
Catholic Church, which have been so
misunderstood, and through ignorance
of the people such falae conceptions
had been spread abroad. He will lec
ture each evening at 7.30 o'clock, and
every citizen of Williamston and the
near-by sections is invited to be pres
Father Sweeney is, of course, high
ly educated, as all the priesthood of
the Catholic Church must be, and is
a man of liberal views, widely trav
eled, and it is certain that his loc-.
lures will be of much interest and will
give out much information. St. Peters
Chapel car is a splendidly equipped
Pullman car; there are library and
reception rooms, where ather Sweeney
receives his guests; the chapel itself,
in which is a most beautiful altar
made to conform in perfect taste with
thte furnishings of the car; berths for
eight people, and a dining room. The
car was built at a cost of fifty thou
sand dollars, and has much of inter
est to'those' who wish to visit it.
Man and Wife Die In
4 Days of Each Other
McGilbert Moore and wife, Mary
Frances, of the JamesviTle section,
died torithin four days of each otner
recently, leaving six children, all
grown, and several grandchildren.
Mr. Moore had suffered from a
complication of diseases for several
week# and died Friday. He was bur
ied on'his home farm Saturday. The
funeral was conducted by Rev. A.
Mrs. Moore died Tuesday from can
cer and was buried by the side of her
husband Wednesday, the funeral be
ing conducted by Rev. A. J. Manning,
assisted by Revs. A. Corey and W.
B. Harrington. She had been a mem
ber of the Christian church for more
than 45 years.
She was the daughter of Thomas
Gardner, of Williams, Township.
.Mr. Moore was 67 and Mrs. Moore
68 years old.
Mrs. Ina Belle Perry
Dies Near Jaftiesville
Mrs. Ina Belle Perry died at her
home a few miles frorii Jamesville on
Tuesday from pneumonia and other
She was the daughter of Mr. Zeph
Roberson and married Joseph Perry
six years ago. She was only 24 years
•Id at the time of her death. She
leaves four children, the youngest less
than a week old.
She was buried at the Roberson
grave yard Wednesday at 2.00 o'clock.
The funeral service was conducted by
her pastor, Rev. A. J. Manning, assist
ed by Revs. W. B. Harrington and
Beauty Queen To Be
The senior beauty queens' namea
will be announced tonight at 7:80 and
the coronation exercises will take
place at 8:30. The Derby playera,
with seventeen members in vhe com
pany will perform again tonigbt with
an entirely new program. They made
a very good impression last night,
living up to thair reputation which
has been widely advertised.
To Load Second
Car of Poultry
Here Next Week
The Stat* diviaon of m*rkets and
Mr. T. & Brandon, county farm
agent, have arranged to have an
other car of poultry loaded here
on Thursday, April I&4
Farmers and poultry raiser*
will be able to sell for cash at the
The price* paid will range just
a little lower than prices paid in
March ju*»t before the Easter Rea
son, when the demand was strong.
Williamson sold nearly 10,000
pounds when the car was here be
Mr. Brandon expects to have
large deliveries from every sec
tion of the county on the ISth.
April 11 —The Story of t'rea
* tion—Gen. 1:1-3, 26-31.
By C. H. DICKKY
Without preliminaries, without in
troduction, the writer of the Hook of
Genesis starts knocking off nuggets of
gold in the very first sentence.
"In the beginning—God"!
This is sublimie. it drives hard at
the heu.it; it goes at the ro«ts; it
delves to the foundations.
Here it. wheie tho squabble's arl.-i
aDout science and icligion.
But why all Hie worry? Who knows
just when Goil performed the moving
events 6f this great poem, ami who
know*, how 11»> did it? Whether He
made our world in six days, or in six
periods of time- -what can
it possibly make, And- wrfWh» r God
made man in a moment or during a
process—who knows, and what pos;
sible difference can it ever make ?
The real scientists do not deny the
existence of God—why should they?
The real religionist does not deny the
legitimate field of science—why should
he. The scientist starts with what he
finds; the religionist pushes on back
behind whut is first found to what the j
poet called "The first great cause,
least understood 1 ."
It is poiWiie for • good people to
flit away valuable time here, and at
the same time to miss the beautiful
content of this, moving piece "of
world—literuture. . •
i"ln the beginning—God"—fix that
inj the "blind of the 'child, and it will
nJt easily give place to any other con
ception. If God was in the begin
ning working, creating, sustaining,
shaping, and fashioning—if the heart
gives assent to this, it seems that the
fundamental has been fathomed.
The creation of the first people is
only a portion of th moving events
of these first chapters in Genesis. Hut
it would seem that all else had been
done to make way for them.
Whether or not only two persons at
first appeared on the earth, or wheth
er "humanity" wus created and
brought to life may be, even with hon
est souls, open to question. But, again,
what difference can it make ? We are
all here; and the fundamental ques
tion now should be, "Where are we
going" more than "Whence came we"?
Right here in the beginning God
starts a family. Ever since then the
family has been the unit of society,
and the pivot upon which the world's
civilization has turned. God peopled
the world und chose a particular peo
ple for His divine family purpose.
From this family the Christ was to
come into the' world. God has always
dealt with families.
Frequently one hears the statement
that one does not care for the Old
Testament—that It is quite enough to
read the New. Quite wrong. It is
absolutely impossible, thoroughly and
altogether impossible, for one to be
any Bort of Bible student arid not be
familiar with the contents of the Old
Testament.' It ia fundamental to a
study, intelligently, of the New. With
out it, our New Testament would have
no roots, no background.
We are now entering upon a quar
ter's study right in the beginning of
things. The conceptions are glorious,
the events moving, the people are
thoroughly human. There ia great
worth here in the Old Testament. Any
person interested in Bible study Ne
glects it at a very treat loss, indeed.
Dr. George Collins of Raleigh was
the guest of Dr. W. E. Warren last
Misses Hattie Thower and Clyde
Hassell heard Will Rogers in Green
ville Monday night.
Report on Condition of
School A udftori u m
ORDER CLOCK PARTS
The Parent-Teachers had a very
good meeting yesterday at their reg
uar session. The president, Mi's. P. B.
There was not very buch business
to attend to but parents present were
gratified to hear that an architect will
be here at an early date to inspect
the school building and find out wheth
er it is safe or not. Professor Sey
mour had been assured of this by the
The committee on the closing of the
lane between R7 11. Crawford's and.J.
I>. Leggctts to autos, reported that
both Mr. CrawXord and Mr. I,eggett
were glad to have the lane closed and
this will be done at once.
Parts have been ordered for the
town clock and soon our town time
piece will not deceive us by wearing
four different faces.
An interesting program was given
by children of Misses Martha Ander
son and Eleanor Stanback, teachers of
the third and fourth grades, respect
There were town songs by the classes
and the following appeared on the rest
of the program, Katherine Shute,
orginal story; Almu Shirley, poom;
Mattie Gurganus, April fool joke;
I liottie 801 l Ward, story; Billie Peace
PiMpe, poem; Josephine Anderson,
poem; Wilda Jenkins and Sarah Cone,
song; Grace |T. Barnhill, original
story; Uuth Jenkins, poem.
Guests at Fish Fry
One of the best fish fries in several
season was enjoyed by officials and
empoyeea of the Carolina Telephone
anj Telegraph company last evening
at Kay's camp, near here. With Mrs.
Dona Stalling.-, as hostess and Mr. J.
W. Manning us host, a delightful
menu wus prepared und the fried shad
and stewed rock met with more than i
a hearty favor, not even mentioning
the strong appetites.
Three cooks were kept busy severul
hours preparing and cooking the 80
pounds of rock und shad, and J.he food
itself was evidence of their skill. And
while three cooks were busy with the
fish anil, cornbread, the kind Mother
used to bake, "Min' was busy pre
paring the most delicious Irish po
tatoes after the French style. And
then with coffee and pickles the meal
was complete, und was most appetis
Misses Lovy Brown* Ruby Howell,
Mary Allsbrooks and Annie Kinlow
and Messrs. W. R._ Johnson, W. C.
Darrow and W. H. Hines of the Tar
boro exchange were pleasant guests.
Mi's. Stailings and Mr. Manning had
also as their guests many of our
townspeople as well as several from
7-Year-Old Girl Dies
Of Acute Indigestion
Little kelly Mae Jackson was bur
ied Thursday evening at the Bowen
i grave yurd near Williamston. Her
mother married Mr. J. J. Gurganus
and had moved from Martin County
to Stokes, where the little girl died
Wednesday of acute indigestion.
She was only 7 years old. The fu
neral was conducted by Rev. A. J.
Sunday Services at
( A. J. Manning, Pastor
Sunday school, 9:46 a. m.
Morning service, 11:00.
Evening service, 8:00 o'clock .
Everbody is cordially invited to at
tend any or all of these services.
DEPUTY SHERIFF HAS
SON A WEEK OLD
Deputy sheriff, Luther Peel's son
has been christened Mac Luther Peel,
Jr. The child was, born Tuesday,
March 30. There's no way of telling
who is wearing the broadest grin, the
deputy or the sheriff, this being the
first son born in his family.
Miss Julia 8. Qjroo of Portland,
Ore., won a MIV prt*E
Then the fun bMT«a. A flood of
propoaJs poured to asking t»
share her luek for lUk Bhe'a *+
eeived 400 ae ar MM awl MM*
come. . .
S. S. HADLEY BADLY
INJURED BY AUTO
tar Breaks Arm and Makes Several
Bad BruiseM Around Head;
As ha was walking across Main
street in front of tho Dunn Plumbnig
shop at 12,46 today, Mr. S. S. Hadley
was run over by a Ford coupe driven
by Miss Mary Cook. Miss Cook was
on her way home and started to turn
out for Mr. Hadley when ho looked
around and turned in front of the
cur. Miss Cook then turned the other
wuy and Mr. Hadley, badly frightened,
turned "in the same direction. Befbre
Miss Cook could stop her car it had
knocked Mr. Hadley down, one wheel
running over him. In sojne* way, Mr.
Hadley doubled up under the car jintl
was dragged several, feet before Miss
Cook could stop. The car was going at
u very slow speed and both Mr. llaif
ley and Miss Cook were so badly
frightened that tho accident was un
avoidable almost. ,
Mr. Iludley was rushed to his home
near by in an unconscious state, but
he regained consciousness u few min
I utes later, Doctors Suunders und
Rhodes jvere called, and ut the pres
ent time have not been able to de
termine tho extent of his injuries
more than a broken arm and several
bail bruises around the head. It is
thought, however, that his injuries are
not as bad as once expected by eye
witnesses to the accident. •«*
Miss Cook had to be carried home
and was in a very nervous state im
mediately following the happening.
The car was sightly damaged, a large
dent being made in tho radiator. ,
Subscription Party for-
Benefit Woman's Club
Two subscription parties will be giv
en next Thursday for the benefit of
the Woman's Club. A very strenuous
program, which includes complete reno
vation of the club rooms, has been
started by the club, and the members
will begin at once to acquire funds
for this work. If the rooms are made
attractive, it will be a community cen
ter from which untold good may ema
nate and as this is the first thing of
this nature attempted by the club, it
is hoped that our people will give it
their enthusiastic support.
The afternoon party will be for the
children, and tickets to play, which
includes refreshments, will be sold for
25 cents each.
The evening party will be for both
men and women and tickets will be
60 cents each. Anyone desiring a
table reserved may do so by telephon
ing Mrs. J. W. Manning.
Both rook and bridge will be played.
The hours are 4 in the afternoon and
8 o'clock in the evening.
Terrific Storm Visited
A teriffle storm visited Washington
and vicinity last night and a great
deal of damage was done, the exact
amount not being known at this
At noon today power had not been
restored and the various industries
of Washington were at e* standstill.
Telephone and telegraph linesas well
as power and light lines were destroy
ed, there being few pales left stand
ing where the storm was heaviest.
Watch Label on Your
Paper; It Carries Date
To Hold Card
Parties to Raise
Fund for Plans
Regular Meeting of Club
The Woman's Club held its regulaJ
meeting Wednesday afternoon at four
o'clock. The attendance was not quite
up to the standard set by the club
since its organization, but it was a
very profitable meeting.
All committees made reports. The
ways and means: committee, Mrs. J.
G. Staton, chairman, stated that plans
had been arranged for a subscription
card party. This report was accept
ed and tin' date set for next Thurs
day afternoon and night. The civic
committee reported |>iuns for clean-up
week, which was accepted, with the
date set lor the week of/?tyriyi!)th.
The charity committee reported that
one of its members spent the hour'
from 10 to 11 o'clock each Tuesday
i morning at the Masonic Hall, but as
yet no one has asked for assistance
I or aid. The club wants any one know
ing of any cases .that need help to re
port them to this committee.
Mrs, John I). Biggs, jr., the presi
! dent, was elected to represeht the club
. at the State convention of the Feder
ated Clubs, which will be held in Asli
ville during the week of May 3rd.
The club was extended an invitatiou
to hear Mrs. K. R. Cotton in Rober
sgnville next Tuesday. Mrs. Cotton
. will address the womans club of that
A very instructive program on the
. subject ol health was presented. Mrs.
| A. it. Dunning read a paper she had
I prepared on "The Value of Exercise
and Keeping the Body Fit.' Mrs. J.
| W- Andrews,, gave a short talk on
i "How to Prepare Foods,'
The second grade of the school sang
an attractive little health song, and
the sixth grade gave a little play show
ing the different food values, which
was very entertaining as well as in
• structive. Mrs., J. (5. Staton," in a
, well-prepared paper, pointed out some
iifcds. of this county along the lines
I already presented, and showed how the
home demonstration agent can help
if she receives support from our Mar
i tin County women.
Clayton Moore, chairman of the
1 county Democratic executive commit
! tee, made a short talk on party or
ganization and asked the women to
register so they could vote in the June
1 primary. He also invited them to a
meeting of the Democratic County or
ganization to he hehl Friday night,
Rev. 'l. W. Lee, chairman of the
Near East Relief campaign in this
county,- presunted.ihia worthy cause
( to the women arid asked their support.
A. J. Jones Called
Before Mayor Coburn
A. J. Jones, Of Creswoll, but who is
stationed here for a few weeks with
, the Highway commission, was called
. before Mayor Coburn last Wednesday
night to face a charge of drunkn
ness. Jones plead guilty to the charge
and when evidence was given in the
case Mayor Coburn released him with
a fine of $.'!.50 and costs.
Jones was attending a square dance
at one of the local warehouses last
week and he, drinking to the tune of
.the fiddler, took on a little too much.
He cursed a little, but did so with no
bad intentions and when the Mayor
learned the defendant was a widower
with five children a small gne accom
panied with costs was imposed.
Charles Henry Paxton
Dies at Jamesville Home
Mr. Charles Henry taxton "of
Jamesville died yesterday after suf
fering for several weeks with cerebral
tumor. Mr. Paxton was a native of
Amherst, Virginia and lived there un
til a few months ago when he came to
Jamesville to engage in farming.
He was 66 years old and was mar
ried to Miss Ella Moore of James
ville. She with two daughters, Miss
Annie Clayton Paxton of Jamesville
and Miss Louise Paxton of Norfolk
He was buried at Jamesville at 2
p m. today. The funeral was held
by Elder W. B. Harrington.