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VOLUME XXIX—NUMBER 28
ON VALUE FARM CROPS
PUTS MARTIN IN LEAD
Three Main Crops Worth
More Than Million
WAY OVER AVERAGE
T* Leads Adjoining Counties by Wide
Margin on Basis of Per Acre and
-Per Capita Valne of Crops
Martin should not be a poor county,
if cash income from farm crops is
counted as the basis of wealth.
Martin County is only exceeded by
thirteen of the 100 counties in the
value of the 17 leading crops produced
in the State. The counties that lead
us are Johnston, which produced crops
valued at $11,000,000; next comes Pitt,
which is only a few thousand dollars
lower than Johnston; the third county
is Robeson, with a $10,000,000 crop
valuation. Then comes Nash, Wilson,
Wake, and Edgecombe, each produc
ing between nine and ten million dol
lar's worth of farm products; the two
eight-million-dollar counties are Hali
fax and Wayne; Sampson comes next
with $7,000,000. The other three coun
ties which lead us are Lenoir, Duplin,
and Northampton, each of which pro
duced last year between six and seven
million dollars' worth of crops.
Martin County's crop valuation was
Compared With Beaufort and Bertie
Comparing the value of Mai tin
County's farm crops with our two
large sister counties, Beaufort and
Bertie, we lead Beaufort by $1,420,-
879 and Bertie by $1,768,061; Beau
fort only producing crops worth $4,-
703,605 and Bertie $4,370,933.
Of the thirteen counties that beat us
in the value of crops produced only
one is as small as Martin, which is
Lenoir, and nearly all of the others
are twice the siso of Martin. In pop
ulation they run from 50 to 100 per
cent higher than Martin, making us
leading producer as to population
and area of any of the leading North
Carolina Counties, except Lenoir, (
which beats us in value of crops pro-'
duced per acre.
Martin County ranks seventh in the
value of tobacco grown, thirty-fourth
as a cotton county, twenty-fourth as
a corn county, twenty-third in the pro
duction of sweet potatoes, twenty
eighth as a soy bean county, and goes
up to second place in the value of
its peanut crop, being excelled only
by Bertie, which went up to $1,422,641
as against a production of $1,126,978
by Martin County.
Peaaat Crop Over MilUon Dollars
The Martin County peanut crop a
lone was worth $41,207 more than all
of the seventeen leading crops of
Washington Qounty, while the total
'• of the Martin County crops was worth
nearly six times as much as the total
of the Washington County crops.
The value of Martin County's crops
is but SIO,OOO less than the combined
total of the following 12 counties: Al
legheny, Avery, Cherokee, Clay, Hen
derson, Jackson, Mitchell, Swain,
Transylvania, Dare, Tyrrell, and New
Of the six counties bordering on
"—"Martin, Beanfort has M 0 square mile*,
Bertie 70S, Edgecombe 509, Halifax
676, Pitt 627, and Washington 827;
aggregating a total of 2,856,480
acres. The total crop production for
the six counties was $39,806,269, or
$16.50 average income from each
acre, whether cleared or wooded. Mar
tin County has 280,320 acres and pro
duced an average of $22.00 worth of
crops on each acre, which is 38 1-8
per cent higher than the average of
her six big sisters.
Leads Adjoining Counties
In population the adjoining six
counties number 198,776 people, whose
A WHOLE WEEK
OF SPECIAL ;
Starting off with
"The Torrent" Mon
day, and followed by
day, and continuing
throughout the week
with a list of pictures
you've Wanted to see.
Here By Water
Is Distributing Point for
Number Eastern Car-
* olina Towns
Within the last two weeks the Ford
automobile plant, located at Norfolk,
has shipped to Williarnston over the
Norfolk, Carolina 4 Baltimore Boat
Line more than 60 Ford care to be
distributed to the various Ford agen
cies in Eastern Carolina, thus caving
a considerable amount in freight.
Tarboro, Rocky Mount, Greenville,
Farmville, and Windsor haye received
shipments here, and the method of dis
tribution has proved itself to be very
satisfactory as well as economical.
This way of supplying the dealers in
Eastern Carolina is expected to bo
made permanent, as the cars are
shipped already assembled and are
ready for immediate use.
Mr. C. D. Carstarphen, local agent
for the boat line, says the shipments
are on the increase, as the paved roads
leading out from Williarnston, the
cheap freight rates, and the cars be
ing previously assembled at the plant
will save both the Ford company and
the consumer a large amount within a
period of twelve months.
Colored Boy Iln Jail
For Chicken Stealing
A young colored boy is now in jail
for stealing chickens from Mr. B. S.
Courtney and selling them to local
merchants, telling them his mother
had sent the chickens to town.
Mr. W. J. Hodges put Mr. Courtney
wise as to who had been selling
chickens similar to those lost. Police
man Daniel *OOll found him. but had
to run him down through the swamps.
The boy is too young for the crim
inal courts, and his case will be han
dled through the juvenile court.
Notice To Members
Of Modem Woodmen
The members of Everett* Camp,
Modern Woodmen of An.erica, will
meet in the hail at 7.30 Wednesday
niu'M, June 9, and marc 1 ' to the Bap
tut Church in a b»»dv to aHend the
re - -.al services. «.
members of the above-named
eiuii;i are urged !r be present. The
nan bers also ex'.c d an invitation l.
(lm members of any other camp to
jcfci in this mee '.iy.
average crop income is $202 for each
person, while the income for each per
son in Martin County from the same
source is $293.50, or 35 ptt cent more
than her neighbors. And Martin
County has fine neighbors, to?. They
show an income 65 per cent above the
State's average, for population, which
is only $125 per person. The State's
income per acre is $10; Martin Coun
ty's income per acre is and the
six counties adjoining Martin, and
named above, is $16.60, putting them
65 per cent above the State's aver
age income per acre, and putting Mar
tin 120 per cent above the State aver
Comparing Martin and Beaufort, we
And that, according to population,
Beaufort has an income of $151.64
against Martin's $294.00. The acre
age income in Beaufort is $8.75
against $22.00 per acre in Martin
Martin County is not a poor coun
ty. It has a better diversification
than any county in North Carolina,
and of the major farm crops it leads
all the counties in the United States.
Martin is one of only four counties
in the State that has three leading
crops that an valued at above one
million dollars. They are Martin,
Duplin, Robeson, and Sampson. The
last three being very large counties,
each being larger than some of the
States, ran their corn crops up above
the million mark. Martin runs two
thirds of a million in corn, but out
classes them in peanuts, which runs
her away above a million in that
column, which makes Martin the on
ly county in the entire State that sells
three different crops for above a mil
lion dollars. The three crops are to
bacco, cotton, and peanuts.
The following are the crops consid
ered in this article: Tobacco, cotton,
com, wheat for grain, oats for grain,
rye for grain, Irish potatoes, sweet
potatoes, peanuts, cowpeas, soybeans,
small grain for hay, cowpeas for hay,
all clover for hay, other grasses, tim
othy, legumes, and sorghum, and is
for the 1926 crop.
Williarnston, Martin County, North CaHDiina, Friday, June 4,1926
, Will Close Sunday
For the put two weeks Rev.
T. W. Lee, pastor of the Meth
odist Church, has been preach
ing each night at 8 o'clock to
large audiences. .He also held
services at lOJt each morning.
Mr. Coat en has led the singing,
and his popularity with the
folks, his quiet Christian vir
tues combined with his fine
leadership in music has added
much to the success of the meet
The meeting will close with
the Sunday evening service at
8 o'clock. N
For Sunday, June 6—Ja
cob And Esau—From
By Rev. C. H. DICKEY
The first point to notice here is this
one: "Whatsoever a man soweth, that
shall he also reap." It would be well
for us to get that fact rooted deeply
in our minds. It seems to be embed
ded deeply in the nature of things.
There is a price to be paid for our
wrong conduct as well as a reward for
the good that we do.
Jacob went out from his home un
der a curse. He and his mother had
wronged his brother Esau. It brought
a long train of consequences—he had
to reap the fruit of his own deeds. In
the first place, he had to leave home;
and in the next place, he left home
to flee from his wronged brother's
wrath. And, in the naxt place, hs
never saw his mother again. And in
the last place, after he had left, his
path was not smooth, but what he
had meted out was again meted out
In Laban he met his match, and the
same trick that he played on his father
Laban played on him. The heel-catch
er was caught; the deceiver was de
ceived—paid back in his own coin.
Seven years he served for Rachel,
when Leah was palmed off on him in
her stead. Seven years more he serv
ed for Rachel. Six years more he
served for cattle.
God can take away a man's guilt.
But the man will go on reaping the
consequences of his past actions.
As an old man, Jacob now turns his
face .back towards the old home. There
is something about the old home that
attracts and fascinates us ever. After
the years, after the storm, there is a
yearning to go back. And, on his way
back, Jacob meets the Lord.
In the path of the rectifying of past
wrongs is a good place to meet the
Lord. Jacob met and wrestled with a
man, or was it an angel, or, maybe, a
manifestation of God. This was a
great experience for him and changed
him greatly, acting on him for good.
What would Esau do when Jacob re
turned? rrhat was the question up
permost in Jacob's mind. He was con
scious of his wrong to his brother —
like David, his sin was ever before
But if God was leading Jacob back
home and back to Esau, would He not
"also lead Esau to accept his kindly
and receive him Joyfully ?
It is often said that if God ts di
recting us in a course of action whicn
affects others that He will also direct
them. So, if Divine events were bring
ing Jacob back to right wrongs with
Esau, would not the same power see
to it that Esau receives his brother
back again, so that they both could
forget the past with its sin and de
Latham Resigns As,
Chief Bank Examiner
Mr. Clarence Lathm, who has serv
ed as Chief Bank Examiner of the
State for many years, has resigned his
position for the purpose of taking a
position with a banking institution in
Raleigh, which pays a higher salary
than the State pays its examiners.
John Mitchell, who has served asl
assistant bank'examiner for the past]
six years, has been appointed as Mr.
Mr. E. P. Cunningham
Moves to Garden Terrace
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Cunningham
have purchased Garden Terrace from
Mr. and Mrs. Luke Lamb and moved
there Monday. This is one of the
prettiest country homes in this section
and is just a nice distance from the
Mr. W. H. Aiken, of Fuquay Springs
attended the funeral of his nephew, W.°
T. Meadows, jr., Wednesday, and spent
several days with his sister, Mrs. W.
Decided at Meeting of
Warhousemen At -
Pass Resolutions to Do Awsy With
Trucking System; Barbecue
Tha tobacco markets of eastern
North Carolina will open the 1926 xea
son on September 1 if the resolutions
adopted Tuesday by the Eastern Car
olina Warehousemen's Association at
the annual meeting held in Kinston are
approved by the United States Tobac
Tuesday's meeting was featured by
the election of officers and the adop
tion of several resolutions which would
tend to strengthen the tobacco indus
try and benefit the grower as well.
The association also adopted resolu
tions setting aside Armistice Day, No
vember 11, as a permanent holiday for
tobacco markets of eastern North
Among the resolutions adopted was
one that would do away with the pres
ent system of trucking tobacco from
farm to market by tha warehousemen,
as the practice has proved costly as
well as a detriment to the tobacco
business. Another resolution adopted
would prohibit the sale of scrap on
the markets and prohibit the ware
housemen from purchasing this type
of tobacco.. The placing of scrap to
bacco on the markot In the past has
had a tendency to pull oown the price
on other grades of tobacco and this
action was found necessary.
The trucking and scrap agreement
now in effect between G|penville ware
housemen was exhibited to the asso
ciation as a model for the drawing up
of the contracts resulting from the
resolutions and all warehousemen
were urged to hsve them executed and
returned prior to July f.
The ofltosta electa* fsday were
president, J. C. Eagles, Kinston; vice
president, G. V. Smith, Greenville;
secretary, B. B. Sugg, Greenville; di
rectors, W. A. Adkins, Kobersonville,
P. C. Vestal, Rocky Mount; Selby An
derson, Wilson; L. P. Tappe, Kinston;
W. Z. Morton, Greenville; J. Y. Monk,
Farmville; Hugh Skinner, Smithfleld;
and W. L. Wooten, Wendell.
The meeting Tuesday was held at
the Kinston County Club and was at
tended by about 160 warehousemen
and tobacconists from this section.
Following the business session the
guests enjoyed a delightful barbecue
Rev. C. O. Pardo, Rector
11—Holy Communion, confirmation,
and sermon by Bishop Darst.
3.30—H01y Trinity Mission.
B.oo—Evening prayer and sermon by
Rev. W. J. Loaring Clark, D. D.
Mr. W. F. Lyon and son, Thomas,
and Mr. Coley, of North Side, Gran
ville County, attended the funeral of
W. T. Meadows Wednesday.
Benjamin Courtney and Fred Tay
lor have returned home from Wake
Forest College, where they have been
students for the past year.
Mr. Turner, proprietor of the Proc
tor Hotel, Greenville, was a visitor
here yosterday afternoon, visiting
Mrs. B. C. Holmes and son, Court
ney, jr., and Mrs. T. R. Hodges, of
Washington, visited Rev. and Mrs. A.
J. Manning this week.
Dr. itobert Whitehurst, of Plymouth,
was In the city this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Godwin Dunning, of
Aulander„„were visitors here vester-
MISS EI'LA FAYE BAILEY
HAS BIRTHDAY PARTY
At the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Bailey, on Church Strsst,
Miss Eula Fays Bailey celebrated her
twelfth birthday shis afternoon from
four to six o'clock. There were forty
of her little friends present, and she
received many pretty gifts. On ac
count of the weather, indoor games
were played before delicious ice cream
and cakes were served. y
Miss Ethel Griffin will leave tomor
row for Sanatorium, where she will
visit her mother, Mrs. A. E. Griffin.
She will bo accompanied by her niece,
the little daughter of Mr. T. C. Griffin,
and David Robertson.
Number County Contests
To Be Decided Saturday
Three Candidates For Sheriff; Two Each for Clerk
Superior Court and Judge Recorder's Court;
Only One Contest On State-wide Ticket
Tomorrow will be a day of
much interest to the people all
over the State. It the day for
the holding of the Democratic
primary, nominations on the Dem
ocratic ticket bciilw equivalent to
election in most ofxht counties.!
There will be but one contest
on the State ticket, that for IT tilt
ed Ststes Senate, Lee S. Overman
and Robert R. Reynolds being the
In several counties and judicial
districts the fight seems pretty
warm. Perhaps the hottest fight
is in the seventh judiclsl district,
where it is ssid the bootleggers,
gamblers, and bawdy house own
ers hsve combned to try to defeat
Judge Calvert and Solicitor Evans
who have stood for law and order
and have badly disturbed the law
less gang in and around Raleigh.
Bishop To Be
Also Rev. W. J. Loaring
Clark, Only Episcopal
Evangelist in U. S.
On Sunday morning, at 11 o'clock,
the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D. D.,
bishop of the Diocese of East Caro
lina, will confirm a class of eight can
didates and preach in the Church of
The many admirers of Bishop Darst
will be glad of the privilege of hear
ing him again.
The Rev. W. J. Loaring Clark, D. I).,
general evangelist of the Episcopal
Church in the Unitod States, is s
guest of Rev. and Mrs. C. O. Pardo.
On Sunday night Dr. Clark will preach
in the Church of the Advent. It is not
often that a church is favored by hav
ing the bishop of the diocese and the
general evangelist of the church pres
ent on the same day.
general public is invited to at
tend both the morning and evening
Many Attend Funeral
Of W. T. Meadows, Jr.
The funeral of W. T. Meadows, Jr.,
was held at the resident or his par
ents Wednesday afternoon at 3.30 o'-
clock. It was one of the largest as
semblages gathered to pay its last re
spects to a friend ever witnessed in
Williarnston. The floral designs were
beautiful and numerous. The music
was led by Mr. J. C. Coston and the
choir was composed of the Baptist and
Methodist choirs combined. Miss Car
rie Dell White and Mr. Coston sang
a duet, "Some Day We'll Understand"
at the grave.
Among those attending the services
from out of town were Mrs. Van G.
Taylor, of Everetts; Mrs. John D.
Calais, and Miss Molger, of Washing
ton; Mr. W. F: Lyon and son, Thomas,
and Mr. Coley, of Northside; and Mr.
W. H. Aiken, of Fuquay Springs.
Sunday Services At
Cedar Branch Church
"We fail as a church if we raise
money only; Bringing people to Chrisl
is our main mission."
What the church means to the in
dividual is of primary importance.
Let's go to church Sunday and get an
inspiration and be strengthened for
the coming week.
Each person needs something to live |
for apart from himself and his own
work. Nothing short of participation
in the sublime understanding of the
evangelization of the world is ade
quate to emancipate us from selfish
ness and to call out the best energies
of mind and heart
Come to Cedar Branch and worship
with us Sunday morning and evening.
Subjects as follows:
11 o'clock a. m.—"Reverence for the
8 o'clock p. m.—'The White Life."
Everybody is cordially invited to
worship with uh st both services.
A. COREY, Pastor.
Bankrupt's Stock To
Go On Sale Next Week
The stock of Anderson, Crawford A
Co. will be put on sale next Friday
by the Norfolk UnderseUar's Co., who
purchased the stock, when it was put
on sale by the bankrupt court severs!
Watch for the announcement in 'he
Enterprise next Week.
Judge Calvert recently demanded
the resignation of certain party
leaders who have been convicted
in the courtH of the State and paid
large fines and were held under
There are only three county
wide contests in Martin. There
are two candidates for clerk of
the superior court, K. J. Peel and
W. H. Crawford. There is a three
cornered race for sheriff, H. T.
Koberson, A. L. "Haldy" Roebuck,
and W. J. Taylor. Then there are
two candidates for judge of the
recorder's court, Calvin Smith and
J. W. Bailey- |
There are several contests for
county commissioner in the town
ships, also for road commissioners.
The polls open at sunrise, 4:52
a. m., and close at sunset, 7:04
Farmers and Roanoke
and Dixie Warehouses
Improvement* being made in "To
bacco Town" are beginning to show
for themselves. Hubert Morton ami
Frank Bennett are on the job daily
pushing the rebuilding of the Farmers
Warehouse. Resides increasing thei»
floor space, other improvements are
being made to better accommodate
their farmer friends, and better light
ing facilities are being provided ovei
tfftf Entire building.
tyhen this building is completed it
will be a credit to the community, foi
it will be completely up to date.
Work has already begun on what
will be Williamston's largest ware
house, the Koanoke-Dixie. The ltoan
oke and Dixie houses will be combined
into one, all the store rooms torn out
between the two, making the floor
space over an acre in size. This is
as large as will be found on the few
larger markets, of which Williamson
will be one if our people will pull to
gether as well as they did last year
and the market grows as much this
year as it did last. We have the lo
cation and natural advantages that
some of the larger markets do not
have, and, besides, a goodly number of
warehousemen who know their busi
ness and have boosted prices for the
farmers for the past three years. We
have a man who is considered prob
ably the best tobacconist in this sec
tion, Mr. W. I. Skinner, lie buys for
himself and for several companies.
Arrangements have not been com
pleted as to renting the lirick Ware
house, but very progressive tobacco
men are negotiating with the owners,,
and it is expected they will bo con
Sunday Semces At
, Memorial Baptist
Sunday is our Communion day.
On communion days this church de
votes the entire morning hour to the
observance of the Lord's Supper.
It is, and should be, a very sweet
service. Great emphasis should , be
placed upon its observance.
Men and women will find it emi
nently worth while to sit together in
love, the while focusing their thought*
on Him who entered Gethsemane for
us; and never abated in His purpose
until His price was paid for our sinß.
All persons who want to sit at the
Lord's Table are cordially invited to
join with us.
There will be no evening service,
because at this time the Methodists
will be holding the closing service of
The members of the Memorial
church are requested to bear in mind
that we shall resume our Wednesday
evening Bible study at the church next
Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock.
The interest, sympathy, and tender
affection of our church go out to Mr.
W. T. Meadows and his family in this
time of their deep distress. May our
God, who is their God, sustain them
Mr. Samuel H. Mobley
Breaks Arm In Fall
Mr. Samuel H. Mobley /ell from a
wagon load of corn Thursday and
broke his right arm and received a
painful bruise on the right hip.
While Mr. Mobl«y suffered much
pain, Dr. Warren, who attended himj
thinks he will suffer no serious conse
Watch Label on Your
Paper; It Carries Date
First Service in
Service Begins at Eleven
O'clock; l'icnic Dinner
HISTORY OF CHURCH
Was Kstablished in 1877 by Itinerant
llaptist Preacher; First Known as
Pine) forest Baptist Church
(Specialt to The Enterprise)
Everetts, June 4.—To the west of
the little village of Everetts there is
a grove of stately pines, of which the
Everettonians .should fße, and doubt
less are, proud—proud of it for i*.s
own sake, and more .proud .still for
What it' surrounits'rfor nestling some
what demurely in the center of this
pine forest and guarded by these noble
trees—which, of their kind, make
North Carolina famous—is a little
brick church now nearing completion.
And Sunday morning at 11 o'clock
this little church will serve for the
first time the purpose for which it wu»
built, and immediately following "I his
service a piehic dinner will be serve I
on the church grounds.
It was in the year 1877 that the
predecessor of the present church had
its origin, hi March of that year a
Mr. Powell, itinerant Baptist preach
er, held in the Christian .Chapel
Church, of Cross Hoads, a series of
meetings, preaching one sermon each
week during the month, and leaving
soon thereafter for another field. Hut
some seed, of which doubtless he was
unaware yet perhaps hoping, fell on
fertile soil; and in August of the
same year Mr. Powell returned, bring
ing with him another preacher, whos-»
name was Pittman, from South South '
These two pioneers, laboring for
their Master whithersoever He wou'd
they go, began another series of meet
ings in what was then known as the
Hryant Wynn schoolhouse, which place
was about four miles to the south ol
Everetts. And what an outpouring of
blessings canx«4PW' those two ser
vants anil upon those to whom they
preached! Soon the small schoolhouse
was filled to overflowing, making it
necessary t> turn away those who
would hear the Word, llUt those two
men had not ciime' so far "to be over
come by ii handicap so trivial, $o they r
abandoned the schoolhouse and moved
to the yard; and there, under the
great canop„v of heaven, the Word was
proclaimed for three weeks, atul as a
result many confessed and were bap
Now it is possible the old Creek was
right when he said everything was in
a constant state, of change, the hu
man mind not excepted, of course; for
no sooner had those Christian people
changed to the yard than they found
themselves, after the church was or-,
ganized, wanting U> change to the
house again; but, 10, the house was
not large enough even after those who
came mostly through curiosity had de
cided to remain away. "What slui'l
we do," anjted one. "Why, build a
church, of course,'* replied a sai."}.
And they did. .
It was some time in the late fall of
IM? 7 IhM '*"• „
ing located in a pine grove, ami was
dedicated as the l'iney Forest Baptist
Church. This church remained at its
original location until the year 180(1,
after which time it was taken down
and moved to Everetts ifnd rebuilt, and
the name changed to Everetts Itap
tist Church. .And, as the first church
had to give Way.to a larger one in
the year 1800j so'has this one had to
give way to a still bigger one in the
Discover New Star
Brighter Than Sun
A new star, has been found by
astronomers shining in the heavens,
ten million times brighter than the
sun, and is so far away that it takes
from eight to ten million years for
its light to reach the earth.
That is some bright shine—even if
it does take such a long time to
Woman's Club Donates
To S. S. Cotton Fund
At their meeting last week the \yo
man's Club of Williamston donated ,
$25 to the Sallie Southall Cotton fund, (
which is a fund established by the
federated clubs of North Carolina to
help educate worthy girls.
Messrs. J. W. Biggs and W. G. Peel
wHI return tomorrow night from Phil
adelphia, where they attended the na
tional Shrine Convention.
; - .t . v .i
Miss Louise Harrison will arrive to
morrow from Dunn, where she has
been teaching during the put year.