The enterprise. volume (Williamston, N.C.) 1899-201?, May 04, 1926, Image 1
Advertisers Find Our Columns a Key to 1,600 Martin County Homes VOLUME XXIX—NUMBER 19 TO LET CONTRACTS FOR NEW JAIL AND COUNTY HOME MONDAY, MAY 17 Both Buildings Will Be Modern In Every Respect 4 STORY JAIL Will Also Contain Offices For Register Deeds and Court Clerk Sealed bids for the construction of • new county home and a fire-proof annex to the courthouse for a new jail will be received by the county commissioners up to Mondsy, May 17, at which time all bids will be opened and contracts let for the buildings. The jail building jrill be erected 30 feet in the rear of the courthouse, and will be 86 by 100 feet, and will be a fireproof structure throughout. On the basement, or first floor, will be the boiler room, kitchen, toilets, and storage rooms. The second floor which will be on a level with the old' courthouse ground floor, will contain] two offices and two vaults, one side for the use of the clerk of the court, the other side for the register of deeds. The offices and vaults will all be 16 by 24 feet, the vaults will be property equipped with windows, so that the records do not have to be talc en out for reference, as has to be done at present The third floor will be used on one side for women prisoners and -on the other side for a jailor's home. The fourth, or top floor, will contain the jail proper, and will be equipped with modern jail cells. County Home Details The county home, a two-story struc ture, with basement will have a heat ing and a cold storage plant in the basement. The flrst floor will be con structed so as to form four distinct divisions; two for whites and two for coo red people. There will be 24 rooms averaging about IS feet square, be sides the halls, closets, etc. The keeper of the home will live on the second floor. The building will have a frontage of 166 feet and will run back 65 feet. It will be of brick and concrete of the most modern type, with a heatin K and lighting system throughout. Closing Exercises at Everetts School The commencement exercises of the Everetts school will be held this week. Following is the program for the Wednesday night 8 P- m.—Play by the grammar school. Thursday night 8 P- m - —Pl»y b .y the seventh grade. Friday, 9 a. m.—Distribution of pro ees motion carte. mmmneea 10 a. m.—Addresses by Superintend ent Pope and Rev. Richard Bagby, of Washington. 1 p. m.—Dinner on the school grounds. 8 p. m— Baseball game. , 8.16 p. m.—Play by high school, "Fair Weather Friends." On Friday morning certificates will be given member of the tenth grade, who will go to Robersonville or Wil liamston next year; also to the sev enth grade graduates. Messrs. John and Robert Tarkenton, at Woodard, Were in town Monday. They are among, the leading farmers of Bertie and reside in the Cashie Neck section. STRAND THEATRE WSggg il I t TONIGHT (TUESDAY) "LOVERS IN QUARANTINE" Bebe Daniels - - Harris* Ford WEDNESDAY Kir hard Talsudu in -The FIGHTING DEMON" AIM A 1 St John Comedy Two Shows wad THURSDAY •TOE GOLDEN PRINCESS" With Betty Broneon and Neil Haadltoa .. ;/ . n * THE ENTERPRISE Robersonville School Will Close This Week The Robersonville schools close Friday, May 8, at 11 o'clock, with the address to the graduating class by Dr. Hubert Potest, of Wake Forest t'olege. The di plomas will be delivered also by I**. l'otoal. ()a Thursday night in the school auditoriiua the class day exercises will be held and the public is cordially invited to at tend both these occasions. Washington Store Robbers Captured Washington, May 3.—Herbert Alli good, of this city, and H. A. Boyd, jr., of Grimealand, were arrested Satur day in Portsmouth, Va., by a plain clothes man when they were trying to pawn two watches at a pawn shop. They had gotten their tickets and were about to leave, when the man in charge of the shop notified the detect ive. Recently the Portsmouth shops have been working ir cooperaion with the police since several shops have been closed up on account of selling stolen goods. The two young men appeared con fused when questioned by police and stated they had taken the goods frffm a New Bern store. They were carried to jail and held in custody for several hours, when one of the pair is said to have acknowledged that the goods came from the jewelry store of R. Lee Stewart, of Washington. They told the police they were driv ing a car which was parked a short distance away and had the greater part of the stolen goods with them at that time. This was found to be true and the chief of the Portsmouth de partment wired Chief Dellinger here to come and get the two men. Captain James H. Harrison, sheriff of Beaufort County, E. L. Stewart, R. L. Stewart, and H. L. Delllnger left here Sunday afternoon for Ports mouth. Sheriff Harris and E. L. Stew art returned home late last night bringing the two boys with them. They are now lodged in jail, and a hearing will be given thpm tomorrow morning in recorder's court. Lee Stewart and Dellinger will ar rive late this afternoon driving the car owned by Alligood. The car was bought from the Gorham Motor Co., and a payment was due on it last week, it is said. Local Minister Holds Services at State Farm Rev. C. H. Dickey, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler Martin, Messrs. J. W. Anderson, Pete Hall, and B. S. Courtney went to the State farm at Caledonia Sunday afternoon, where Mr. Dickey held special services for the convicts. These services are held under the direction of Mr. C. L. Josey, of Scotland Neck, and he em ploys the rotation method to procure religious worship for the imprisoned in that he tries to get ministers of all faiths to assist in the work and from different sections and communi ties. Those in authority at the farm say that great good is being accom plished by the church services. Clinic at Greenville For Crippled Children There will be a clinic for crippled children in Greenville on Thursday, May 20. Dr. O. L. Miller, of the State Orthopedic Hospital, will be there and also a member of the State Board of Charities and Public Wel fare. Martin County people are in vited to take crippled children, white or colored, to thia clinic. This work is reaching many of the unfortunate children of North Caro lina, and the effects of it are miracu lous. The lame are made to walk. If you have a neighbor who has a crippled child, or know of one, kindly assist the officials in persuading the parents and guardians of children to avail themselves of this opportunity to have children treated. R. A. POPE, Superintendent Public Welfare. Conoho Chapter To Meet Thursday Then will be a regular communica tion of Conoho Chapter, No. 12, Royal Arch Masons, Thursday night at 8 o'clock, May «, 1986. All members in good standing are urged to be present N. K. HARRISON, Secretary. Williairiston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, May 4,1926 VETERAN EXPORT BUYER RESIGNS W. T. Meadows Leaves Export To bacco Company After 17 Years to Operate Warehouse Here Mr. W. T. Meadows, affectionately known as "Uncle Buck" by all the farmers of Martin County, has resign ed his position with the Export 1-eaf Tobacco Co., as buyer after 17 years affiliation with the company. He has severed his connection with the Export Leaf in order to enter private busi ness again. Mr. Meadows is the most pictur esque figure in the tobacco history of the county. He has been actively en gaged in the tobacco business since he was 16 years old, first working for his father in his home town, Oxford. He and his father, Mr. W. L. Mead ows, sold the Ant pound of tobacco on the Rocky Mount floors in 1894. Captain Thomas Washington, now of Wilson, was the auctioneer. Mr! Meadows then owned a warehouse in Durham and it was from that place that he came to Williamston in 1902, and acted as manager of the ftrst warehouse in Williamston. Messrs. J. G. Staton and J. L. Leggett were the proprietors of the house. Mr. Meadows continued to run and manage houses here until 1909, when he became buyer for the Export Leaf Tobacco Co., which position he has held faithfully and efficiently until now, when he desires to again be man ager and proprietor of a warehouse. He has won an enviable reputation of the people of the county as their friend, and in his new capacity will doubtless be able to do more yet for the farmers. He bought all kinds of tobacco and always endeavored to get as much for the producers as possible. His average anual purchase was a round a million pounds, and it is safe to say that he has bought at least 17,000,000 pounds of tobacco on the Williamston market He and Mr. J. G. Staton are the only surviving members of the origi nal tobacco board of trade and the veterans of the tobacco business in Williamston. Mr. Meadows will be associated with Messrs. Harry Meador and W. D. Watts, and they will occupy the com bined Roanoke and Dixie Warehouses. Their firm will be known as the Ro anoke-Dixie Tobacco Warehouse Co. Jeffrson Centennial Election Be#an 2nd Sunday, May 2, marked the open ing of the nomination period of the Jefferson Centennial Election in North Carolina, and until May 18th, repre sentative young women may be en tered as candidates in the State-wide election, which will select a number of North Carolina young women to be official members of a national del egation, America's Birthday Party, who as gUests of the Jefferson Me morial Foundation, will tour Europe this summer. Walter Murphy, of Salisbury, is heading the election in North Caro lina. Endorsements and letters of ap proval »f the movement have been re ceived by him from prominent lead ers throughout the State, stating they will become members of the commit* tea or sponsors and are in entire sym pathy with the- movement. Every city in North Carolina is in vited to participate in the election by each city selecting a representatve young woman to be its official candi date, and then forming a committee to back the candidate in raising funds for Monticello during the balloting period. The period for entering can didates is May %to May 17. The bal loting period U from May 18 to Jlfne S. Winners of the trip will be an nounced June 4th. Any gill over 16 years of age re siding in North Carolina may be se lected as a guest of the Jefferson Me morial Foundation for this wonderful trip. All that is necessary is to be come a candidate during the period for entering nominations May 2 to MAy 17. Then during the balloting period, May 18 to June 8, solicit funds for Monticello. For every dollar sib scribed to the cause a candidate Is credited with 10 votes. The total num ber of votes cast determines the win ners. Those having the highest num ber of votes at the snd of the elec tion will be declared elected. One candidate going on the trip tor every 60,000 votes cast in the aggregate. Rev. W- B. Yokley, pastor of the Oak City Baptist Church, was a visi iter in town Monday. REGULAR SESSION OF COMMISSIONERS Drawing ef Jury Ust For June Term of Court sad Appointment of List Takers Only Important items The Martin County Bonn! of Com missioners held their regular meet ing at the courthouse Monday, with the following members present: H. C. Green, chairman; H. M. Burras, J. N. Hopkins, J. G. Barnhill, and T. B. Slade, jr. The drawing of * jury for the June term of superior court and releasing of payment of taxes were the only items of importance to come before the board. The following orders were issued: That Whit Purvis be released from the payment of $3.20 tax improperly listed in Hamilton Township in the year 1926. ——*■ That James Slade be refunded $3.20 poll tax paid in Hamilton in the year 1925, the tax having bam paid in Williamston Township. That John R. Kogerson be released from the payment of $1 dog tax. That William Little be rafunded $2 poll tax listed by error in Williamston Township. That Mrs. L. T. Waters be released from the payment of taxes on land worth 82,200 improperly listed in Wil liamston Township. That Alexander Cobuni bo allowed |2 per month. L A. Sykes was released from the payment of $1 dog tax listed by error In Jamesville Township. Upon motion and vote a note of $40,000 due Eyer A Co., was extend ed for six months. The jury drawn for the term of court beginning June 21 is as follows: Warren W. Waters, T. H. Brown, J. W. Warrington, R. G. SexUm, C. C. Fleming, Ephraim Peel, J. C. Coltrain Jos. E. Griffin, Jordan G. Pesl, E. T. Hodges, Ellis Malone, 8. H. Mobley, R. L. Hodges, S. C. Ray, B. W. Hardy, J. E. Harrison, jr., W. D. Ambers, W. C. Purvis, J. N. Biggs, W. F. Craw ford, G. R. Roebuck, E. R. Edmond son, L. T. Stokes, P. C. Edmondson, R. R. Thompson, E. V. Smith, E. li. Harrell, J. F. Daniel and R. E. Early. The following tax,list takers have been appointed: Jamesville: A. Corey. Williams: Joshua L. Coltrain. GrMiis: W. 11. ««rri*gtt* Bear Grass: A. B. Ayers. Williamston: O. S. Anderson. Cross Roads: C. B. Roebuck. Robersonville: A. L. liellflower. Poplar Point: L. R. Taylor. Hamilton: W. S. Rhodes. Goose Nest: G. F. Crisp. Bear Grass To Vote On Road Tax June sth Bear Grass Township will vote on the question of continuing the special road tax for that township on June sth, or whether they will go back to the old system at the expiration of the term under which they are now oper ating, which term expires this year. The election will be held on Satur day, June sth, the same day that the primary will be held. All voters of the township will be entitled to vote in this election under the regular reg istration. The election is for the purpose of authorizing the levying of a tax of 30 cents on each SIOO worth of prop erty for the purpose of buildinfc and maintenance of the roads of Bear Grass Township. Party Left Monday On Wildacres Trip The second party from Williamston to take advantage of the special rates being offered by the Wildacre Develop ment Co. left Williamston Monday morning at 11 o'clock by bus for Wild acres and Anheville via Salisbury and Marion. They expect to return Fri day night by the same route. The party included Mrs. Whit Pur vis, Mrs. John D. Biggs, jr., Mrs. G. W. Hardison, Mrs. J. G. Godard, Mrs. J. W. Watts, jr, Mrs. Wheeler Mar tin, Jr., Mrs. A. K. Dunning, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Peel, and Mrs. Clarenct J. Rhea, of Windsor. Mrs. Biggs, Mrs. Martin, and Mrs. Rhea also expect to attend several sessions of the State Convention of Federated Woman's Clubs which is be ing held in Asheville while they are away. Mrs. Sophia Cratt, Of Bear Grass, Dead Mra. Sophia Cratt, of Bear Grass, died at her home Friday at the age of 98. She *u Miss Sophia Harrison be fore her marriage to the late Mc. G. Cratt. Mrs. Cratt leaven seven children, two eon* and five daughters. She was buried at the family burying plot Saturday. The funeral was conducted by El der B. S. Cowing. REPORT OF COUNTY AGENT FOR APRIL 520 Bushels of Pedigreed Cotton Seed Delivered to Planters; To Mnke T'tilizer Teat This Year it'T Folio- is the report of County Farm A. T. B. Brandon, as sub mitted to che county commissioner!) for the month of April: 23 days spent in field work. 3 days spent in office. 139 office calls in regard to work. 167 telephone calls. 216 letters written. 63 farms visited on official duties. 917 miles traveled on official duties. 444 hogs treated during the month in order to control the outbreaks that have appeared in the upper end of the county. 620 bushels of Wannamaker Cleve land cottonseed were delivered during the month. These seed were the high est-yielding variety in the cotton-va riety test conducted on Mr. Walter Gurganus' place last year. They yielded 1,600 pounds per acre, while the other varieties fell considerably lower. One car of poultry was loaded dur ing the month with 4,853 pounds of live poi^'' t, which was sold at 24 cents s for hens cash at the car door. 1 There . ll be conducted a fertiliser test, leauiig 11 different fertilizers on the farm of Mr. L. B. Harrison and Mr. Walter Gurganus this year. Every farmer in the county should vis it the test grounds during the year in order to see what fertilizer will make the best tobacco. The different fertiliser people have donated the fer tiliser. Mr. E. Y. Floyd, tobacco spec ialist, the county agent, Mr. Harrison, and Mr. Gurganus are working togeth er to put the test across. After the tobacco begins to grow, there win be cards placed in order that visitors can see the exact kind of fertilizer used. : r- New Saw Mill to Start Work Within 2 Weeks Mr. C. D. Webb, operating as the Williamston Lumber Co., expects to] begin active business within two weeks the time required to complete his mod ern sptendidly equipped new Haw mill. Mr. Webb'H mill is situated on the Harrison farm near the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, and is ideally located for the promotion of both do mestic and foreign business. Mr. Webb comes to Williamston from Edenton and has had 15 years' experience in the saw-mill business. He is erecting a flrst-class mill with a daily output of 20,000 feet of North Carolina kiln-dried pine lumber, a type of lumber with a reputation all over the world. He employs 20 men on his yards alone and has a much larger force in the woods. This ad dition to the business life of William ston is very promising and will no doubt become one of the most reliable avenues of local trade. Mr. Webb and his family are at home on Simmons Avenue. John A. Manning Selling Out His Grocery Stock Mr. John A. Manning is selling out his present stock of goods in the Man ning Grocery Co., at absolutely cost prices preparatory to taking over the management of the Gold Star Gro cery Co. store, which will open short ly in the double building recently oc cupied by Anderson, Crawford A Co. The Gold Star Grocery Co. is owned by the Abbot, Gwaltney * Co., of Norfolk and is run on the same sys tem as the Pender Stores, in that they sell for cash and do not deliver as often as the usual grocery store does'. They expect to carry a full line of staple and fancy groceries, and will specialize in grains and feed, both wholesale and retail. Local Masons Attend Services in a Body The members of Skewarkee Lodge of Masons attended the Sunday night services at the Baptist church in a body, where a special sermon was preached by Rev. C. H. Dickey, the pastor of the church. There waa a good attendance at the service, more than 50 members of the local lodge being present. Besides Masons of the town there were a num ber from outside present. Paint Demonstration Will End Tomorrow Mr. C. B. Foy, of New Bern, representing the B. P. S. line of paints and varnishes, is giving a dem onstration at the Culpepper Hard ware Co. the first three day* of this week. The demonstration, which will end tomorrow night, also includes giv ing all patrons a sample can of his paint free. MANY IMPROVEMENTS BEING MADE TO LOCAL TOBACCO WAREHOUSES Parents-Teachers To Meet Thursday The last meeting of the 192fi school session of the Parent- Teacher Association will be held in the school building Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock, and every member mad parent is urrod to be present by the president, Mrs. P. B. Cone. REGULAR SESSION RECORDERS COURT Only Three Case* Tried, But All Pro vided Some Entertainment for The Spectators Recorders court today brought back some of the old-time court memories. Though only three cases were tried there was a peculiar interest attach ed to each case. The first to be tried was against Joe Sam Davenport, who from his ap pearance is scarcely past 20, though he proved to be the supporter and Provider of a wife and four children, was charged with assaulting little Sylvester Webb while drunk and dis orderly. Mr. Webb stated that Dav enport had come to his home on sev eral occasions drunk, and on this par ticular Sunday morning he requested him to be quiet, whereupon Daven port proceeded to choke him and run him from the house, and that he was finally forced to run under his own house to protect his life. Rumor has it that Davenport got his drinks from Webb and that Webb had no right to kick the offspring of his own business. Judge Smith fined Davenport $lO and the costs of the action and required him to furnish SIOO bond for his good behavior and soberness for the next two months. Mrs. Webb asked the court to make it a road sentence, which was refused. The second case called was a charge of simple assault against Owen Little, a 60-year-old negro. The pros ecuting witness was Abner Bennett, one of the old landmarks in the Mar tin County courts. Abner is a negro around 70 years old and has appeared in court on many occasions, generally as prosecutor. He has had marvel ous'courthouse luck, much better than the average man, nearly always win ning his cases. In fact, he says that before he suffered a stroke of paraly sis, which almost totally disabled him and necessitated his having to get lawyers to attend to hiß cases, he bT ways won. Abner has no use of one hand, yet he says he cuts a cord of wood a day with the other hand a lone, though he is almost 70. The trouble in this case came when the negro Bennett failed to pay Little $5, so the latter proceeded to collect the money with rails, roots, and guns. Judge Smith decided that ttye collect ing methods were unlawful and fined him sl6 and the costs. Ed Gainor, a young negro, was tried for assault withf'a deadly weap on upon a young white man, whom he struck with an axe both on the head and arm, almost severing his arm from his body. The defendant was sentenced to the Edgecombe roads for the term of 80 months. Closing Exercises at Gold Point School The Gold Point Schol closing exer cises will take place Thursday and Friday of this week. The speaker f3r Friday morning will be Mr. R. L. Co burn, of Williamston, and bia address will be followed by a community pic nic. On Friday night the seventh, eighth, and ninth grades present their play, "The Old Maids Club." The school has had a very success ful year with the following composing the faculty: L. B. Wynne, of William ston, principal; Mrs. J. R. Winslow, of Robersonville; Miss Maude Williford, of Dunn; Miss Lela Jones, of New Bern, and Miss Lillian Holliday, of Robersonville. Marriage Licenses Issued During: April WMte > Benjamin F. Lilley, 28; Annie Mae Gray, 17. Owen L. Burnett, Pitt County, 21; Eva Highsmith, Pitt County, 21. George Roosevelt Beach, 20; Martha Strawbridge, 20. Cotored PerUe Williams, 21; Barah Keel, 18. Humphrey Griffin, 27; Irene Gray, 23 Levi William*, 20; Bertha Peel, 21. Sam Andrew*, 51; Bessie Bell, 62. Grady James, 21; Mabel Lilley, 18. Wheeler Boston, 21; Christotffell Duggan, 28. -/ 1 Watch Label on Your Paper; It Carries Date Subscription Expires ESTABLISHED 1898 Alterations To Increase Market Capacity By 5,U00,000 Pounds Goal 12 Million W. T. Meadows Resigns as Buyer and Will Run One Warehouse A large force of carpenters are busy on the Farmers Warehouse, making the needed additions to this house for the coming season. When completed it will be a commodious and well equipped warehouse and will give the Messrs. ilunnett, Uarnhill & Morton, who will operate the house this year, much needed room to handle their trade. Workmen are expected to begin re moving the partition between the Ro anoke and Dixie Warehouses next week, making one house of the two, with a large floor space as any ware house in eastern Carolina. It will be under the management of Harry l>. Meador, W. T. Meadows, and W. B. Watts and will be known as the Roan oke-Dixie Tobacco Warehouse Co. It will probably be a surprise to a great many of Uncle Buck Meadows' friends to know that he has resigned as buyer for the Export Leaf Tobacco Co., and entered the warehouse busi ness again, but Uncle Buck knows the tobacco business from A to Z and has always been considered the farmer's friend. Everything in tobacco town is get ting in fine shape for the coming sea son i«nd expects to be ready to re ceive thir 12, OOOjOOO- pounds which is Williamston's goal this year. Fur ther mention will be made of tobacco town from time to time until the mar ket opens. ~ Baptist Bible Class Holds Service at County Home The ltible Clas.4 of thi> Memorial Baptist Church held i's r-gul»r after noon services Sunday at the county j home with Mr. H. B. H dtoman con ducting. Special Meeting Of Masons Friday There will be a special communica tion of Skewarkee Lodge, No. 90, A. F. & A. M., Friday night at 8 o'clock. Work in the second degree. All Mas ter Masons in good standing are cor dially invited to attend. C. D. CAUSTAKPHEN, Jr., Secretary. Registration Books Open Until May 22 The Williamston Township regis tration books are now open at the Culpepper Hardware Co. store, with Mr. John L. Hassell as registrar. The June priamry is approaching and those who are not registered should do HO and qualify themselves to vote in the coming primary. The books will be closed May 22 and our people, especi ally the women, are urged to regis ter before that time. Mrs. E. P. Cunningham Taken To Hospital i- Mrs. E. P. Cunningham was taken seriously ill Sunday night, and after extensive diagnosis it was found that she was suffering from an emergency case of appendicitis and that an op eration was necessary at once, Mr. Cunningham and Dr. H. B. York took her to Park View Hospital in Rocky Mount yesterday, and at this time her condition is reported as satisfac tory. League Play Friday Was Very Successful The play, "Mammy's Lil' Wild Rose" given by the Epworth League of the Methodist Church at the opera house Frfday night was very success ful. Plenty of fun was furnished by the cast, and the league received ground $96 for its effort in staging the performance. Mesdames J. S. Rhodes, J. H. Saun ders, S. R. Biggs, and Mrs. Paxton Badham, of Edenton, motored to Rocky Mount and Greenville yester day. Mr. Percy MacMullan, of Elisabeth City, was a business visitor in town Monday morning.