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VOLUME XXIX—NUMBER 26
At Clinic Here
100 Operations For Re
, moval of Adenoids
More than 100 Children Were Toned
Away Because of Lack of Time;
May Hold Another Soon
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The cliildren clinic, in charge of Dr.
Carter, of Washington, closed Thurs
day after going four full days, in
which time more than a hundred chil
dren from all parts of the county were
operated on for the removal of ton
sils and adenoids, with excellent suc
More than 100 were turned away be
cause there was not time enough to
treat them in.
Some of those operated on were
quite able to pay the small amount
charged while others were not and re
ceived the service free.
Some hope is held out that the
State will return this hospital outfit
and complete the work on those al
ready examined and approved for op
Miss Genevieve Sykes, the examin
ing nurse, has been warmly praised
by the people of the county for her
interest in helping their children and
for the faithful work she has done for
The hospital outfit left today for
Day>erry, in Stokes County, where
they will hold a clinic next week. Misß
Sykes goes to in Allegheny
Coupty, where she Wi>. examine the
children of that county.
Miss Sarah Harrell
Receives B. S. Degrree
Last Monday Miss Sarah Harrell
received her B. S. degree from Con
verse Collage, Spartanburg, S. C.
Sarah spent two years at St. Marys,
Kaleigh, where she graduated, and for
the past throe years she has been
working on her B. S. degree at Con
verse. For the past two years she
has been laboratory assistant in the
chemistry department, chemistry be
ing her major subject. She has done
exceptional work at Converse, where
her native ability has been recog
Her father, Dr. W. H. Harrell, who
was one of the best physicians of
this section, was always interested in
this subject that his daughter has
chosen to study.
Rev. C. O. Pardo, Rector
May 30th, Trinity Sunday:
9.46 —Church School.
11:00—Morning prayer ttnd sermon.
No evening service,* as this church
will cooperate with the Vacation Bible
School in their commencement exer
Confirmation class each Tuesday and
Thursday night at 7.45 in the rector's
study at the rectory.
Thanks People For
Cooperation at Clinic
Editor of the Enterprise:
Please express through your paper
my appreciation to the people of Mar
tin County for their cooperation in
making the work of the recent clinic
a success. 1 am especially grateful
to the Woman's Club of Williarnston
for the work they did in serving
lunch to the nurses and parents each
Miss GENEVIEVE SYKES.
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AID TO BEAUTY
Under this young woman's skillful
hands the front \>f the Adminlstratlou
Building of'tlfo Sesqul-Cetitennlal Itv
ternatlonal Exposition Association
quickly takes on a delightful aspect
She directs gardeners where to placw
the small tree* and shrubs about the
great stucco building. She is doiug
her share to make tho big celebration
of the 150 th anniversary of the sign
ing oi the Declaration of lr'spHnl
•uce a success
Colored School Finals
Held Wednesday Night
The Williarnston colored school's
closing exercises were held Wednesday
night, when Prof. C. S. Brown, who
is president of the colored State nor
mal school at Winton, preached a ser
mon on "Building a Life." Professor
Brown is a man of some age, having
preached for 40 years. His dfermon
was plain, but forkful and
Certificates were given about a doz
en of the pupils who had completed
Professor Seymour made a short
talk outlining the need of the colored
school and explaining the require
The occasion showed that the prin
cipal and teachers of the school have
done faithful work during the past
Bob Reynolds Makes
Many Friends Here
R. R. Reynolds, candidate for the
office of United States Senator, was
in town for a few minutes Wednesday
afternoon. He shook hands with old
friends and met many new ones. He
made a 10-minute talk to the Woman's
Club, where several men were also
present to near him. The speech was
not political; it was more. It was a
tribute to woman for her contribu
tion to organized government and her
dominion over home and society-.
He simply made reference in clos
ing to his candidacy for the United
His wide travel has given him un
usual power in personal touch, and he
is very quick in catching friends. Then
he is so clever he holds them.
He is a capital good fellow, as
well as "a man of ability.
Sale Began Today
Margolis Brothers began a spring
clearance sale today, which will con
tinue for ten days. All the lovely
spring dresses, shoes, hats, etc., for
the ladies are being sold at substan
tial reductions, and the same will be
true of men's and boyg' clothing.
Savings or from $6 to $12.60 on each
suit will be possible during this sale.
This sale not only applies to the ready
to wear departments but a quite no
ticeable reduction is to be found on
To Have Square Dance
at Washington Tuesday
1 At the show room of the Washing
ton Motor Car Co., on the corner of
Hackney Avenue and Third Streets, in
Washington, there will be staged one
of • Henry Ford's old-time square
dances next Tuesday night,
y Mr. Ford is invited to this dance;
so are the Martin County people.
They plan to have a well-behaved and
orderly dance and all the ministers of
Beaufort County are given a special
invitation. Special music will be ren
dered by fiddlers and other musicians.
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Messrs. John Winfield, of Pantego,
and Leamon Barn hill, of Everetts, vis
ited friends here yesterday.
Mrs. Ben Barnhill and son, Eli, have
returned from Ashevflle, where they
visited Mr. Barnhill.
Williarnston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, May 28,1926
Makes Talk At
Number Of Important
Matters Disposed Of v
Club Will He Disbanded During the
Summer Months; To Change
Plan of Organization
The meeting of the Woman's Club
held Wednesday was very interesting,
several things of major importance
were attended to.S-eports from dele-
Kates to the State convention were
heard, an interesting program given,
and "Bob" Reynolds, candidate for
United States Senator, made a short
Mrs. Martin gave a summary that
was inclusive and interesting of the
whole convention, but she dwelt upon
the chief of the Federated Clubs —to
teach good citizenship to the mem
Mrs. Biggs told the club something
of the wonderful work of the western
clubs, particularly of tho night schools.
And she also told how she was im
pressed by the fixed purpose, the sol
emnness with which the women of the
convention accepted their trust to help
their State through education and
It Was decided to disband the club
during July and August and to begin
the fall work with a change of or
ganization. Instead of working thru
committees to work in departments,
according to the regular organization
of the Federated Clubs.
Vt was voted to ask the commis
sioners of the town to hire a city
A committee of three, Mrs. J. G.
Staton, Mrs, L. B. Harrison, and Mrs.
A. T. Crawford, were appointed to in
vestigate sites, costs, etc., for a
The reports showed good work be
ing accomplished, especially in the
welfare department. This committee,
Mrs. Krah Cobb, chairman, and Mrs.
Myrtle assistant, has served
sandwiches and hot coffee each night
to the parents and nurses of the chil
dren who have been operated on at the
clinic this week.
A letter was read from Clayton
Moore, candidate from this district,
for the State Senate, in answer to
the questionnaire sent him by the
club regarding his stand on some
measures being sponsored by the Fed
erated Clubs. These measures will be
given publication later.
The program for the afternoon
dealt with house furnishings. Mrs. P.
11. Cone read a paper on "Background
for Furnishings," Mrs. Frank Mar
golis had a paper on "Furnishings,''
and Mrs. J. H. Saunders had one on
"Carpets for Both Summer and Win
After the program was completed
R. R. Reynold smade a short speech to
the club and to a number of other citt
izens who wished to hear the candi
date for the nomination for Senator
in opposition to the present Seantor,
Lee S. Overman. He was introduced
by Mayor Coburn.
Mr. Reynolds paid a tribute to the
"cTub \*N|tMeiT "of" the' land an3'IKS" worlt*
An Experiment in A
Question of Why Can't The Churches in a Small
Town Unite Their Efforts to Put Over Something
for the Common Good Is Answered "They Can"
The question has often been aaked,
Why can not the several churches in
a small town unite their effort* foi
the essential purpose of combining
strength and putting to the fore a
solid front, especially on matters per
taining to the general welfare of the
community? And to one who is not
closely associated with some church,
or to one who thinks in terms of the
whole of society rather than of on«
group in particular, it is rather con
fusing to know why there should be
any reason at all.
There has been a very interesting
experiment going on in Williamston
for the past two weeks. An experi
ment in Christian training, Christian
service, Christian teaching and Ch»ts
The Vacation Bible School, which
has been conducted by the four
churches of Williams toil has disproved
something and proved others.
The Christian Church, the Baptist
Church, the Episcopal Church, qpd
the Methodist Church, with the min
isters and members at these different
denominations, 4 have just had a auc
Windows Decorated by
Bible School Students
Harrison 'Bros. & Co., and S.
R. Biggs Drug Co., have donated
space in their show windows to
the Daily Vacation Bible School
pupila. They wilt display articles
from the various departments that
have been made-during the'two
Those who have visited the
school have been greatly impressed
and those who have not will have
an opportunity to observe some of
the good work that has heen
Revival Is Still
Meeting Will Continue
Subject Tuesday Night Was "Prove
All Things and Hold Fast That
Which Is Good"
The meeting at the Methodist
church continues to druw largo con
gregations. The pastor, Rev. T. W.
I-ee, and the song leader, Mr. Coston,
are both serving faithfully in song
The subject Tuesday night was the
wanting to "Prove all things, and hold
fast that which is good."
Mr. Lee scored agatf st the cursing
habit, the drinking habit. Then he
warned against the Mildness of the
young life, especially young girls.
The dance was mention' I as one of
the pitfalls for the destruction' "of
He warned agafnst the idea of
shirking duty, but rather held up
work as one of our greatest needs. If
we would be good citizen.-- and tfood"
Christians, we must servo.
x During the service a thutider squall
struck and put the lights.out, hut it
did not stop the preaOrr. who was
just as earnest in his warnings and
pleadings in the dark as he was in
The, both Wednesda>
and Thursday nights were also able
• The services will continue through
tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday
morning. They will be suspended on
Sunday night, for the purpose of the
vacation Bible school exercises, 'which
will be conducted by the teachers and
children of the school. The services
will then continue through next* week.
of league Monday
The senior Fpworth league will
hold its monthly business meeting on
next Monday night at 7.30. All mem
"Bers are urged to be present.
they are doing, and said if nominated
and elected he would always lend his
influence to help their movements.
Mr. Reynolds is a charming speaker
_and made a fi|lg jjJUgfgfi&Uill* UH .uiU'. ci l_
cessful two week* of the Vacation
Bible or Church School. Successful
because for one in the history of
churches not one word was said about
Apostalic Succession, How to baptize,
When to celebrate the I/ord's supper,
or why the presiding Elder system is
essential. Successful because the idea
was suggested by one preacher, in
dorsed by another, sanctioned by a
third, anif assisted to an assured thing
by the fourth. Successful because on
the faculty there were Methodists,
Episcopalians, Christian Diaciples, and
Uaptist. All working with but one
desire in mind, namely, to make this
experiment a success. A success be
cause for every day for two weeks on
the average of 160 children have re»
ceived some very definite Christian
This rather disproves the theory that
church people of differing names and
denominations can not work together
for the welfare of the town and com
munity. Disprove* the idea that any
one group has a corner on religion.
Disproves the notion that any other
group has not enough religion to
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To Go On Sale
Hers June Ist
Only Three Agencies in
MANY TO COME HERE
New License Will Carry Letters Des
ignating Type of Car As Well
As the Number
Automobile licenses for 1926 and
1927 will go on sale at the office of
the Williarnston Motor Co. June 1.
The State auto license bureau has
established fewer agencies than it did
last year. In tho eastern end of the
State they will be issued at Williarn
ston, Klizabeth City, and Greenville.
This means thaf a large part of
the automobile owner population of
1 about five or sixTcouilties will come to
Williarnston in June and during the
first 10 duys of July.
The new licenses have already been
received. The license plate this year
is black with white figures and let
All cars in the "flivvtif" class, which
ibear a license that costs $12.50, will
have the letter A on them; S2O licenses
v*il 1 be marked H, and so on, accord
ing to the cost of the license, which
is based on the horse-power rating of
the car or the tonnage of the truck.
The reason for the letter on each
license is to prevent running a high
i powered tar on a cheaper license.
Some'one has already said that if
Williarnston is wise it wilt introduce
'every visitor to a good town while
th?y are waiting for their license tag.
I Woodmen of Everetts
Aid Brother Member
(Special to: The Enterprise)
K'veretts, May 27. On Tuesday at
U-rnoon, May 25, ten of the memoers
of the local camp, together with two
►members from the Hear Grass camp,
met at the home of neighbor Mayo
Peel's and helped in the resetting ot
his tobacco. This was worth much to
the members who took part as they
feel better after being of service and
help to him. Home of the. members
could not be there on Tuesday after
noon and promised to go Wednesday.
Those helping or sendfng f some one
in their place on Tuesday from the.
local camp were as follows: Neigh
bors H. L. Roebuck, counsel; J. H.
Bland, sentry; Paul Bailey, clerk;-J.
Arthur Wynn, J. D. Mobley, W. I
Au.ihoru, Chester Taylor, Archie Roe
buck, Me. G. Hoherson, Paul Ijeggett,]
The members from Hear Grass camp
were A. L. ami .1. 11. Jackson.
Sunday School Class
Had Picnic Wednesday
The Sunday school class of Mrs. El
bert Peel hail a picnic at Itay's Camp
on Gardner's Creek Wednesday. There
are 17 members of the class, and
each had an invited guest. Boating*
bathing and fishing are all available
at Bay's Camp jmd the young folks
enjoyed all three. A picnic dinner
was served noon and weilies were
cooked in the afternoon.
meet on the same basis with other,
groups or churches.
This successful experiment proves
that there is a whole lot of good done.
It proves that the church folks of our
town have a keen insight into the
needs of our training the younger gen
eration ip tho e.sbontials of the Chris
tian religion in order to insure their
having a better change of growing up
and developing into young men and
wumen of Christian character. It
proves that" the various churches are
together on the essentials and the
members,of the various churches can
work together for the sake and in
tho name of Jesus Christ. Further
more, this experiment proves that the
spirit of cooperation is growing and
taking a firm root.
What a fine thing it would be if the
social and business and professional
groups in Williamston would only
conduct an experiment in cooperation,
friendlineiw, and unity.
To the ministers of the churches
and to the efficient staff of teachers
who made possible the vacation Bible
school should be extended the heart
felt gratitude of all in the community.
June Webster, descendant of the
famous lexicographer, Noah Webster,
presents a copy of her ancestor's work
to the Publicity Department of the
Pesiiui Centennial International Kxpo
i sit ton Association to lielp them In pro
| nouncinK properly the name of the
big events which opens June 1 to cele
brate the 150 th anniversary of the
signing of the lie. hiratlon of Independ
ence Theiv ft TV many types of pro
nunciations heard but there Is Just one
proper way Noah says. It Is "Ses-
FC wtlh cent on* nla 1" with the accent on
the (list syllable, ".Sesqnl" and
on the second syllable of tha "ceutou
May .10.—"Jacob at Bethel."—
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By Kev trn. DICKKY
Jacob marches onto the scene from
behind tho curtain of trickery, fraud,
and deception. He and his mother, Ke
bekah, deceived the old man, Isaac, at
the expense of the other brother, Ksau
Jacob won his purpose, but he paid
for it in forty years of exile. His
mother carried out her plans, hut she
paid for it in her favor
ite son again.
This lesson would seem to demon
strate' that the Lord can use a man
in spite of his palpabTe' faults and
sins. This is a glorious thought, af
ter all. God used Jacob marvelous
ly; lie used David; He used I'eter;
and lie has used thousands and thou
sands of men in spite of their faults
and sins. And, indeed, if it required
a sinless, spotless life before,the I old
could use us, most of us would lie us.
seundiiiß brass and a elatißitiß eym
hal all the days of oui lives.
In order to escape the wrath and
Hie threats of his brother. Ksaiir anil 1
to find for himself a wife of his own
people, Jacob severs all ties, leaves I lie
old home, and goes out in forced exile
to" save his life, seek a wife, and make
After he hud been on the long road
Ifut a short time, night*overtook him,
and he lay down in a lonely place to
sleep. The choice bed of the home
tents had once held his form; now
only a bare rock was his pillow. So,
away from home, on his way to ex :
ile, he lay down to sleep with hi* betid
pillowed on a stone. He dreamed anil
saw, as it were, a ladder set up and
Teaching'' "all" tTie*" wii~'Trorn™7'a^rfl? I liV
heavtjji. And up* anil down it were
ascending and descending the angels
ol (iod. And when he awoke lie snid
that God was in that place and he
hadn't known it.
Two things here: From his pillow
of rock) he saw angels; and he ch>J
Is it not true that we see angels, if
we see them at all, when we are pil
lowed on the rocks of adversity and
hardship? That's when angels appeal
—in our bout's of loneliness, sickness,
despondency, hardship, until, like Paul
Iwe are sometimes enabled to thank
the Lord for the .thorn* which come
into our flesh. God was in the placo
then and there. Not had been there
in Abraham's time, but was there at
Jacob's time. He made the discovery
qf God, and had the witness that heav
en and earth are not so. ?ar apart af
ter all, as witnessed the ascending and
- Of course, this was a memorable ex
pcijence to him, and he dedicated the
place to God and made his vow.
God is never the God of a man un
til he is the God of his possessons.
He vowed, if God would be with him,
to give to him a tenth of all that
might come to him.
The church in this century must
come back to the ground. All the
great denominations are having rough
sledding financially. Just recently
one of these denominations, In con
vention assembled, planned to under
take to secure 500,000 tithers within
the year. A momentous undertaking.
But men are not fully God'* until all
that they have Is Hit»— their time, tal
ents, money, children, and all.
We could all well afford to follow
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Watch Label on Your
Paper; It Carries Date
School Ends Its
To Hold Commencement
COST NOT OVER $l5O
Offering Will lie Taken at Sunday
Ni«ht Service To Defray Ex
penses of School
FJif Vacation Bible School formally
closed with, the sessions and weekly
"surprise" for the c hildren today.
It has been a memorable school. Its
accomplishments have,"been rare; its
It has been sponsored, from the
first, by all the'churches; and on the
faculty have been members' of every
church. Kspecial mention in due these
J women who have worked, and worked
| Rood and hard, and without any com
pensation for the mere joy of the work
and for the Rood of the more than
150 children whom they hav.e been per
mitted to teach. Miss Kmma Robert
son and her faithful department heads
have rendered a notable service to this
The "helpers," the fine .grojip of
Kills and yuumr women, from every
church, have detminstrated what is in,
them. They havebeen regular, punc
tual, faithful, and dependable.
I young women who have so. wonderfully
assisted in the success of this success
ful school, deserve the thanks and ap
preciation of the entire community,
and especially of the, parents whose
children ' have been taußht.
The commencement exercises of this
school will be held Sunday night at
K o'clock at the Methodist church. Ot
course, the public will understand that
| with only a two weeks' session it is
impossible to have a complete pro
Riam no one will .expect it. Hut it
is-understood that to gram Will be
excellent, and a demoiistration of some
of the actual work the children have
done during the school.
I This servce should be largely at
tended. ...Kev. l,ee makes a distinct
Lfccritrre ffi thus breaking into his re
mval; and the other churches sacri
ficed their services. Hut this is a
community cause which is worthy of
worthy of sacrifices.
At this Sunday nißht service, the
funds which were- necessary in carry
i IIR on the school, will bo collected at
a free will offei'ing. Ami this offering
should lie in by all the
people in the community.
And while n,i eliild has had to spend
a penny-—Hot even for pencils—and
while'no parent lias paid it cent, ot
course,'it id-Is some money to con
duct a school nl' such proportjpne. Tha
main items of expense have been the
literature ami bunks necessary to train
iiiß the faculty and setting up the
M'huol; the implements and sllpplle.-
for tile school, .including the articles
and garment made; the janitor's pay;
and the free entertainments given b>
the children. 1 ~
The whole outlay lias not been more
than *lf)0. i
This is it small amount ot money
for Williamston to give lor the re
ligious'education of their children foi
two weeks, and for their supervised
I>Hiy and wholesome recreation and
Rood times. "r" w v,'
Such a little money for so great
It is confidently expected that men
and women, will come to the service
Sunday nißht with liberal offerings,
and Rladly pay for that which has
been so well done, for their town and
The pastor will preach Sunday morn
inn at 11 o'clock.
During the time of the Methodist
revival, the only service this church
shall conduct wilt be the Sunday
school and moining church services.
Our people are urged to be faith
ful in their attendance and support of
this revival which our sister church is
Sunday night, at ft o'clock, the com
mencement exercises of tfie .YucatiyiJ.
liable School will be held in the Meth
odist church. This has been u com
munity school, ami all the other serv
ices in town will be'suspended for
At this an offering will be
taken for the expenses in operating
the school. It is hoped that every
Baptist- will be there with a liberal
Mrs. J. E. Smithwick, of James
vllle, spent today in the city.
Jacob here. For while he was many
times wrong in his life, here where
the angels ascend and he is