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VOLUME XXIX—NUMBER 20
Martin Comity-Plymou.n Division of
Woman's Missionary Union To
Meet in Robersonville
The Baptist ladies of the County,
together with those of Plymouth, will
assemble in Robersonville on Thurs
day, May 18, for the annual meeting;
of the Martin County-Plymouth di
vision of the Woman's Missionary
Union of the Roanoke Association.
The ladies of Robersonville are mak
ing plans for entertaining the various
societies and it is thought that the
attendance will be the best in the his
tory of the organization. Both the
chairman of the county division and
the young people's leader have for
weeks been at work on the program,
which will be published in our next
issue. It promises to be interesting,
worshipful, and inspirational, and it
is hoped that the cause of missions
will receive an impetus that will be
of lasting good.
Mrs. E. B. Beasley, of Fountain,
superintendent of woman's work in
the Roanoke Association, will addresr
the assembly, as will also the asso
ciational mission study leader, Mrs.
L. A. Strqud, of Greenville.
The afternoon session will be de
voted to the work of the yong people,
and Miss Virginia Harrison;, presid mt
of the Williamston G. A.s will respond
to the address of welcome.
Health Clinic To
Begin Monday, 24th
Miss Sykes, of the State Board of
Health, announces a change in the
date of the clinic for the treatment
of Martin County school children,
which will begin onday, May 24 in
stead of Tuesday, May 25, a.s previous
ly anounced. The work will continue
through Thursday, May 27.
Miss Sykes examined the William
ston school children this week, and
found that nearly every child that was
underweight, pale, and weak was suf
fering with either some nose, throat,
or ear troble* or had defective teeth.
She also found that those who were
behind in their school work either had
bad eyesight or are suffering with
some of the above troubles.
Miss Sykes is very anxious that
every child in the county be exam
iMd, and ■fates that she will he at
the courthouse all day Monday, the
10th, for the purpose of examinfhg
any children that she may have missed
while at the schools.
' Rev. C. O. Pardo, Rector
Holy Communion, 9 a. m.
Church school, 9.45 a. m.
11 a. m.—Morning prayer and ser
There will be no evening sermon on
account of the baccalaureate sermon
at the Memorial Baptist Church.-
Sermon Subjects at
Sunday morning the pastor will
have for his subject, "Womanhood at
At the evening hour, the pastor will
preach before the class of '26, of the
WBttMsariTtjft school TM* **W
ice will be held in the Memorial Bap
tist church at 8 o'clock, and the gen
eral public is invited to be present.
The theme will most probably be
"The Heart That is Fixed."
This church appreciates the splen
did audience of Masons and their
friends which met in our church last
Sunday evening. *lt was a great au
dience, and our people were happy to
be host to them for that short hour.
The Masons are a great group of
men upon the whole. A large per
centage of them are churchmen. As
a rule, they are leaders in their com
munities. We look forward to having
them again in special service.
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Mrs. W. Freeland Kendrlck, wife of the Mayor of Philadelphia, who also
Is president of the Sesqul-Centennial International Exposition Association,
organized to stage « great celebration to commemorate the 150 th anniversary
jf the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Mrs. Kendrlck Is shown
.beside the historic Liberty Bell, which she tapped at a recent broadcasting
event whoa the world was told of completion of plans for the big exposition.
Scouts to Furnish Men
Flowers Mother's Day
At every church door in town
and at two prominent places on
'Main Street from 9.30 to 11 o'-
clock on Sunday morning the
Williamston Scouts will pro
vide and furnish free of charge
a flower for every man and lo>
in Williamston. Red flowers will
be provided for gentemen »hose
mothers are living and white lies
for the less fortunate.
The Mother's Day idea is s
very beautiful one, and we hope
every man and boy in town will
honor it by wearing one of these
lovely flowers Sunday. Be sure
to look for the Boy Scout' and
This is the first year thai we
have instituted the service of fur
nishing flowers for our men, and
it is a very easy matter la pro
cure one at any of the many sta
tions provided by the Scouts.
(Yank Hassell Chosen
Counsel for Land Bank
Martin County people will be glad!
to know that Frank S. Hassell
has been made general counsel of the
Atlantic Joint Stock Land Bank of
Raleigh. Mr. Hassell is the oldest son
of Elder Sylvester Hassell, of this
Since procuring his license he has
lived in Wilson and practiced law
there. He will make his home in Ra
The Atlantic Joint Stock Land Bank
has done a large business in NortU.
Carolina. Governor McLean is pr#s
rMWRy imni i tn w
The election of Mr. Hassell as gen
eral counsel is a tribute to his fitness,
as well as his integrity.
News of Harisons %
The white frost on the 6th and 6th
reminded us of winter, but did not
hurt the young plants.
Mr. W. G. Hardison was kicked by
a Ford early Thursday morning, which
broke his right arm near the wrist.
He rushed to Williamston and had it
set by Dr. Warren.
A few farmers are setting tobacco
this week. They will be about 10
days later setting than the average,
A large number of the younger peo
pie attended the commencement ex
ercise# at the Jamesville school this
The regular semi-monthly service
will be conducted by Pastor R. L.
Shirley at Reddicks Grove Sunday af
ternoon. The Sunday school will be
held at 2.30 p. m., and the preaching
service will follow at 3.30.
Quite a few men and women met
with the pastor May 1 for cleaning
up the church grounds and beautify
ing the premises. It is hoped that the
building may be painted soon and cur
tained off for better Sunday school
Mr. Ephraim Peel, of Griffins
Township, was a business visitor here
yesterday. j 1
Williamston, Martin County; North Carolina, Friday, May 7,1926
CALVERT STIRS UP
POLITICS IN WAKE
Say "Convicted Gamblers and Boot
leggers" Are Members of County
Raleigh, May 7.—Resignation oi'
"convicted gamblers and bootleggers"
from the Wake County Democratic
executive committee is urged by Judge
Thomas H. Calvert, of Raleigh, who
in a statement to the public declares
that "the position of such men on the
organization is an affront to the men i
and women who have been called upon
to assist in the work of the commit-'
tee." Judge Calvert urges that their
resignations should "be accepted or
Judge Calvert did not name the
objectionable members, but Wake
County court records show that Jeff
F. Coke, a newly elected member of
the county executive committee, upon
entering a plea of guilty to a charge
of gambling at the January, 1925,
term of Wake Superior Court was
fined $1,250 and the costs in one case,
and prayer for judgment was contin
ued in a second case, capias to issue
at any time within two years upon
request of the solicitor, and that Ed
Chappell, another newly elected mem
ber of the executive committee, upon
entering a plea of guilty to the pos
session of liquor at the March, 19*25,
term of Wake Superior .Court was
fined $2,500 and the costs and sen
tenced to IK months on the roads, ex
ecution of road sentence to be sus
pended until capias shall issue at the
request of the solicitor.
Judge Calvert has been on the su
perior court bench since 1917, when
he was appointed by Governor Bick
ett. He was elected for an eight-year
term In 1918.
Judge Calvert is , opposed in the
June primary by Judge W. C. Harris,
judge of the city court of Raleigh, and
by Wiley M. Person, of Louisburg.
Closing Exercises at
Everetts Well Attended
The Everetts school commencement
is being well attended and enjoyed
this week by pupils, patrons, and
friends. The exercises of the gram
mar grades Wednesday and Thursday
nights were very good.
This morning Rev. Richard Bagby,
pastor of the First Christian Church
of Washington, made the address. Mr.
Bagby made a very fine talk to the
young graduates and the school cMJL
dren in general. He was followed
by Superintendent Pope, who made a
few choice remarks.
Dinner is being served on the
grounds today. Mr. K. B. Crawford,
of Williamston, a member of the
board of education, is in attendance.
"Fair Weather Friends," a play,
will be given by the high school to
Mrs. Jim Beacham
Died Monday Evening
Debbie Elizabeth* wife of Jim
Beacham, died Monday afternoon at
the home for the aged and inArm after
several years suffering- with heart
trouble. She -was 61 years old and is
survived by her husband and two
children, a son and a daughter. In
terment was made Tuesday afternoon
■with Elder W. B. Harrington conduct
ing the burial services.
May 9.—Abram and the -King*.
—Gen. 14:1-24. "
By Rev. C. H. DICK I. Y
In these recent lesson*, we have
been skipping lengthy periods of time
from one lesson to another. Last Sun
day we studied the flood; today it is
of Abram we come to think—one of
Gods greatest men. It is assumed
that we know something of him, else
the lesson can not be properly under
To drown the world did not succeed
in drowning sin. An external bath
will not remove the guilt from the
human The only regeneration
which is successful is that which works
from with outwards; and not from
So God selects a man. He begins
a family. And the issue of this se
lection, of this family, is eventually
Jesus Christ, whose blood cleanses us
from all sin.
Abram had been called out from an
idolatrous people, and this lesson in
troduces hiniAin the middle of his ca
reer. He is now settled in Hebron,
which is south of Jerusalem. The peo
ple were lighting in those days. In
deed, war was the order of the day.
Throughout the ages, war seems to be
coming with less frequency, but with
more deadly force. It is said that if
we have another war, it will be more
deadly than the Great War. If so,
just a few such wars would sink the
ship of civilization. Great leaders are
beginning to say that they will never
bless another war. We can j>ot yet
say, perhaps, that we shall Wver war
again—possibly some wars are justi
fiable. But the Christian nations of
the world should see te it that the
justifiable war is the otdy kind that
shall ever be fought a£ain.
A confederation of kings had come
up out the Mesopotamia!) Valley to
bring into * Injection to them the kings
of the Jordan Valley. Palestine and
the rich valley of the Jordan had
long been a bone of contention; for it
lay right in the pathway of the na
tions' travel routes. .
liOt, Abrain's nephew, having mixed
with the peoples here, was carried a
way captive with the spoils of the!
war, und«the invading kings were niak
ing away with their H->«ty. Abram
threw togntlier a knimi Itftve of men,
from his servants and a few other
cruits, and gave pursuit. By forced
marches he overtook the armies and
recaptured the spoils and his nephew,
Upon his return he comes before
that majestic but little-known-about
figure called Melchizadek. He was the.
Ix>rd's man, too; but apparently not
of the same race as Ahram. Here is
a great lesson of tolerance. Abram
was able and willing to recognize the
Ix>rd's man wherever he saw him.
Some of us still have to learn that
lesson. A man must be of our church
or denomination or particular faith
before some of us attach much im
portance to him. Not so with Abrani.
If. he was the Lord's man, te was
ready to do business with be Ik
Gentile or Jew, white or black.
The king of Sodom, upon Ahram's
return, offered to give the Abram fhe
spoils of the war. It was the custom
then, as it is now, that to the victor
belongs the spoils. Here Ahram showed
the kind of stuff that wus in him.
There are some things which demand'
no remuneration. Gold is not to be
accepted for some deeds; and if it
were, it would not compensate. And,
too, Abram, wise that he was, didn't
want to get under obligation to any
body. And how many people have
permitted other peoples' favors to en
The church, the minister, the indi
vidual should never permit himself
to lie bought, either directly or in
directly, by getting under obligation
to dangerous persons.
Sale of Grocery Stock
Attracts Many Buyers
Thfe sale of the grocery stock of
John A. Manning, which was adver
tised in Tuesday's Enterprise, is pro
ceeding very rapidly, Mr. Manning
hopes to complete the sale of the
stock within the next two weeks in
order that he can close his business
and become manager of a new store
that will be opened here at Un early
All his sale prices are cash, and
nothing will be
' Sunday Services
A, J. Manning Castor
Sunday school at 0.45 a. m. —W. C.
Church services at 11 a. m,
A special Mother's Day sermon will
be preached, and the public is cordi
ally invited to attend this service.
There will be no night service, as our
congregation will participate in the
baccalaureate sermon at the Baptist
OAK CITY SCHOOL
Begins Sundsy With Sermon of Tar
boro Pastor; Class Day Exer
cises Thursday Night
The annual high school commence
ment exercises of Oak City Hfgh
School will bafia ttaaiajr night. May
9, at 8 o'clock in the school auditorium
with the commencement sermon de
livered by Rev. I. L. Yearby, pastor
of the Baptist Church at Tarboro,
with special music by Miss ElizatAth
Jones of the faculty.
On Thursday evening, May 13, the
class day exercises will be given by
the Mowing seniors: Misses Pauline
Johnson, salutatorian; Eloise Ross,
Margaret Hlnes, Krma Johnson; Laura
Harrell, and Mr. Rawles, philan
thropies of 1926; Mildred Davenport,
class voyage; Doris Rawles, Allie Ma
rie Roebuck, Mary Johnson, Christine
Piland, Gladys Bennett, Lillian Hai
slip, Pauline Davenport, Ethel Bunt
ing and Mary Stokes will give the
playlet, "Not Evening But Dawn,"
and Sara Long Johnson, valedictorian.
Friday evening the commencement
address will be delivered by Prof. R.
G. Fitzgerald, of Greenville, super
intendent of Pitt County Schools.
Rev. C'. H. Dickey Chosejn by Local
School Graduates to Deliver
Rev. C. H. Dickey has been chosen
by the class of '26 to deliver the
commencement sermon. He will preach
before the class at the Memorial Bap
tist Church Sunday night at 8 o'clock.
This is a community occasion, and
all the people are vitally interested.
Williamston and this community are
proud of the 1926 class. On this oc
casion the house should be packed
with the families, friends, and good
wishes of the class.
The general public is expected to be
Fish Fry Wednesday
A combination fish fry, rock muddle,
and stew was given by the local man
ager and a few friends of the Caro
lina Telephone & Telegraph Co. to a
large number of employees of the
company at Kays Camp Wednesday
There were present about 20 opera
tors of the company from Rocky Mt.,
Wilson, Tarboro, and Williamston. Al
so several division superintendents
and other officials of the company and
contraction men. There were also
quite a number of invited friends from
Williamston and Jamesville.
Mrs. Dona Stallings, night operator
at the Williamston office, supervised
the cooking, and when it comes to
good cooking she is hard to beat.
Mr. Ray, who always keeps open
house to picnickers, proved a splen
did host. There was only one thing
short in the whole occasion—that was
the table, which would not accommo
date all the visitors at the same time.
The occasion was very much en
joyed, and the fellowship was fine.
Telephone people, like other folks,
like to meet their associates. Yet their 1
work nuty bring-fcbetn in daHy coirver
sation for years and they never see
each other. Such occasions as fish
frys enable them to see each other
and get some of the human, as well
as the mechanical touch.
Luke Lamb Member
of Wilson Law Firm
Mr. Luke Lamb, of the firm of
Iamb & Coburn, attorneys at law, on
May Ist became associated with Mr.
Frank S. Hassell, who was formerly
a resident of Wililamston, but has
practiced law in Wilson for several
years. Their offices will be in Wilson.
Mr. Lamb will not move to that city
any time in the near future, however,
and will continue the practice of his
profession in this city.
Mr. Hassell will be with the At
lantic Joint Stock Land Hank, of Ita
leigh, but will reside in Wilson for
WiHiamston people regret that
there is a possibility of, Mr. and Mrs.
Lamb leaving the town, but wish him
much success in his new field.
Memorial Services at
Members of the Charitable Broths
hood of the County will hold • me
morial service at the Robersonville
cemetery Sunday at 2 o'clock at the
grave of J. C. Daniel, who was a
member of Hamilton Lodge. He was
one of the oldest members of the Goo*;
Creek Island lodge before moving to
Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Leon E. Stalls,
of Enfield, N. C., May 2, 1026, a son,
Paul Fleming Stalls.
A REAL HEROINE
■J/' Jf rTl^^
Edith May AdaniS| of Bartington, N
J., the tlrnt Ame r loan School girl to
be entered AH a candidate for the
American Youth Award. The Ameri
can Youth and Teacher Award wan
established by the Board of Director*
of the Sesqul-Oenteunlal International
Exposition In Philadelphia as a tribate
to the youth and teachers of the na
tion. Miss Adams Is a candidate for
the Golden Kaglette, the highest gift
In the hands of the Girl Scouts. She
wm cited recently for exceptional
bravery for remaining inside a blax
Ing building helping physicians to
give first aid treatment t'> Injured Are
Town Will Get l*roposal
From Power Company
Mr. J. T. Chase, manager of the
Carolina Divisional the Virginia
Electric and Power Co., visited
Williamston Friday. He announc
ed the signing of a power con
tract with the Hart Cotton Mills
at Tarho'ro and with Elizabeth
City, with active negotiations
pending in Edenton and Hert
ford. Hr. Chase states that dur
ing the week of May 17th his
company expects to make definite
power proposals to Windsor, Ply
mouth, WillUmston, and Ahoskie,
for the sale of wholesale power.
With contracts already aliened at
Tarboro and Elizabeth City Wil
liamston is assured of wholesale
power in the near future.
Clinic for Crippled
Children May 20th
All crippled children are asked to
attend the orthopedic cjinic, which will
be held at Greenville May 20.
Fathers, mothers, school teachers, in
fact everyone, are asked by the State
Health Department to assist any
child that they may know of who may
not be able to attend, and to provide
means for them to be there.
Monday Is Memorial
Day for Confederates
Monday, May 10th, is memorial day
for the "Confederate veterans. Wil
liantoton will not pay any special
tribute to, these old soldiers, but in
the hearts of our town and community
is a strong loyalty and deep veiieru
tion for those who remain among who
fought the fight for our Southland
under such trying circumstances.
Upham Resigns As
Mr. Chan. M. Upham, State High
way Engineer, has resigned to taKi
effect June 1, when a full five years
term of service expires.
Mr. Upham ha* become to be re
garded as the greatest highway en
gineer in America, and ha» done a
great work in North Carolina.
He will take the position of man
aging director of the American Road
builders Association on June—J, and
will also do service as consulting en
gineer. He is already serving as con
sulting engineer of the Republic of
Special Meeting of
Methodist Aid Society
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
Methodist Church will have a call
meeting Monday, May 10th, with Mrs.
J. W. Hight. Every member is urged
to be present.
Mrs, J. C. ANDERSON,
Mrs. Rena Cunningham, of Pine
ville, is visiting her son, Mr. E. P.
Cunningham, while Mrs. Cunningham
is in the hospital in Rocky Mount.
The latest bulletin from the physic
ian in charge reports that Mrs. Cun
ningham's condition is extremely fa
vorable. She was visited yesterday
by Mrs. H. B. York, Mrs. Rena Cun~
ningham, and Mr. E. P. Cunningham.
Watch Label on Your
Paper; It Carries Date
TO MEET TUESDAY
Martin County Coops Will Select Del
egates to Attend Third District
Convention May 18th
, The regular annual county conven
tion of members of the North Caro
lina Cotton Growers' Association in
Martin County will be held here at
the courthouse next Tuesday, May 11,
at '£ p. m.
The main -purpose of this conven
tion 11 io 'select the county's quota
of on>> delegate .to represent the coun
ty in tie third, district convenion at
Washington on May ,18th, and to trans
act any other business which fliay_
copie before the convention.
The delegates at the district con
vention referred to will select from
members residing.in the didstrict two
nominees t» \iti «l upon for director
for tjie ensuing year.
The third district is. composed of
the counties of Beaufort, Bertie, Cam
den, Chowan, Currituck. Hyde, Martin,
Pasquotank, Perquimans, I'itt, Tyrreil
and Washing ton. At the present time
the district is represented by K. A.
Stevens, of Goldsboro.
The selection of a nbminee to he
voted upon for director to represent
the district is a very important event
for members of the association, be
cause the formation of policies which
have to do with the handling and sale
of their cotton will be in the hands
of these directors for the next deliv
The OaniesVille School closed Wed
nesday night, after .a week's exer
cises? and entertainments. The open-,
.ing of the program was a pageant
given Friday, night by the grammar
grades and called, "America Yester
day and Today."
The baccalaureate sermon was
preached .Sunday night by Kev. T W,
Lee, of the. Willtamston Methodist
Church, and on ond;i\ liight declama
tion and recitation T'ontests were held,
after which. Judge Francis-.I). Win- ■
ston, of Windsor, made an education- .
In the declamation contests held
Wednesday night Mr. Wallace Flem
ing won first prize, and Mr. Paul Wa
ters second. In the recitation contest
for the girls Miss Ruby (iurkin won
the medal and Miss. Allele
The liigli school presented its play,
"Home Ties," in the school auditorium
Tuesday, night to a large audience.
The people of Jamesville entertain
ed the school faculty with a picnic at
Ray's ('amp on Cardners Cfeek Tues
day, and on Wednesday night the ex- .
erclses concluded with the class-day
program by the nine graduates and a
literary address by I'rof. Perry Case,'
of the Atlantic Christian College.
Deadlock Reached in
British General Strike
London dispatches of May 6 state
that Russian laborers have sent fundi
to the participants in the British gen
eral strike, which began Tuesday, and
it is announced that they will send
large -iliy-j from-tiitie* to time to aid
thein during the strike
not last more than two weeks, when
the strikers will have to depend on
outside help. *
The trades union headquarters say
that they will continue the transpor
tation of foodstuffs if the military
and naval forces are ■ withdrawn.
Already cruisers are being sent, to
commercial ports in preparation* for
Soldiers are being placed at stra
tegic points for the purpose of com
At-Kdinhurgh, reports were made of
attacks on passenger trains, in which
several people were hurt.
Reports of mutiny -in the British
Army is denied by the Gazette,.the of
ficial organ of the _government. If,
also denies that post-office savings
banks have suspended payments.
Atnid all the dangers of general
suffering both sicjlefc are standing pat
and stty "no surrender." '
There will be a special communica
tion of Skewarkee Lodge, No. 90, A.
F. & A. M. 8 o'clock. Work
in the second degree. All tyjtster Ma
sons in good standing are cordially
invited to attend.
C: D. CARSTARPHEN. Jr.,
Rev. Critcher to Talk
To Federation Tonight
Rev. B. Duke iCritcher, of Garys
burg, will preach to the Laymen'*
Christian Federation tonight at eight
o'clock. Everybody is cordially in
vited to attend.