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VOLUME XXIX—NUMBER 55
Quarter Million Pounds Here Average $28.52
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Official Figures Show But One Market
Higher Than Williamston Opening Day
Lower Grades of Weed
Are Way Above
Last Year Prices
Eastern Carolina is again feeling
the inspiration that money affords hu
man beings. Tuesday was the day
that throngs of people; farmers who
had grown tobacco, merchants who
had furnished goods, doctors who had
treated the sick, lawyers, insurance
men, automobile dealers; in fact, all
the folks, even the bankers, were
anxious to see opening day.
For once, the people were pleased;
they were well pleased, fully satis
fied, because they were getting more
than they expected.
The Williamston market had one of
the greatest throngs that ever attend
tended an opening here, and more to
bacco than has ever been officially
recorded for the first day's sales.
A total of 224,796 pounds of the gold
en weed was sold on the three floors
for $64,064.00, making an average
price of $28.62 per hundred pounds.
The prices on types of tobacco call
ed the better grades, that sold in 1920
aad lVJfi XpCJrttuiiri.aS to 46 cents
were about the same; prices on the
2C to 30 cent grades for those years
were up around 33 1-3 per cent. The
prices on the 10 to 20 grades were
up about 60 per cent, while the
glades below 10 cents were up from
100 to 260 per cent, making the open
ing this year much ahead of those
yean and at least 66 per cent above
The averages for a number of the
leading markets in the eastern Caro
lina j>elt, as given out by Associated
Press reports were as follows:
Wilson, 660,000 lbs. at. $24.60.
Goldsboro, 310,000 pounds at $26
Greenville, 836,126 lbs. at $26.98.
Wendell, 80,420 lbs at $25.60.
Washington, 200,000 pounds at $26.
Rocky Mount, 332,120 lbs. at $25.01.
Kinston, 700,000 lbs. at $26.
Enfield, 97,282 lbs. at $28.61.
Warsaw, 100,000 lbs. at $22.50.
Farmville, 260,000 lbs. at $26.
Zebulon, 126,000 lbs. at $23.50.
Williamston's 224,797 pounds sold
for $54,084, making an average of
$28.62, which is the highest average
of any of the markets given above
except Enfield, which is given at
$28.61, or 9 cents per hundred pounds
The Greenville average was $26.98,
which was $2.64 lower than the Wil
Wilaon gave her average at $24.60,
four cents below the Williamstoh av
Washington was S2B, being $2.52
The local market will s£ll in the
first three days just a small fraction
under a half million pounds, with an
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to all those who at
"Listen Lady" Cast
Next Tuesday evening at the city
hall the Woman's Club will sponsor
a play entitled, "Listen Lady." Miss
Margaret Hendrix, of Tifton, Ga., is
here directing the play, which is a
farce on the real-estate boom in
Florida. The play is up-to-date, full
of humor, and the characters are all
There are numbers of choruses by
groups of young people and these al
way appeal to the local community.
The play opens with a street scene
in Walla Walla, a small country town
from where goes one of the town's
young men to make his fortune in
Miss Hendrix appears to be a very
capable young woman who will put
enough spirit and pep in the perform
ance to make it highly enjoyable.
Sunday Services at
At this season of the year, a con
siderable number of people have tak
en up temporary residence in Wil
liamston for the fall season. And not
ony the town, but the churches wel
come them here.
The churches of Williamston are
doubly anxious that these temporary
residents avail themselves of the
opportunity of attendance upon the
services of their choice.
To any who are Baptist, and to all
those not affiliated with other
churches, the Memorial Baptist
Church wishes to say that you are
invited to make our church your
spiritual headquarters while in Wil
liamston. This church is easily acces
sible from all points of the. town, and
situated near to both hotels.
The preaching services are at 11
•'clock of mornings, and 8 o'clock of
evenings. These services begin prompt
ly, and close at the expiration
School begins Monday. Thus, is
brought to or town and community
the men and women who for the com
ing year will be engaged in the train
ing of our children. The churches are
vitally interested in these teachers.
Their work goes hand-in-hand with
that of the churches. .
This church and the others wel
comes to Williamston this fine group
It is hoped that they, every one,
will immediately unite with the church
of their choice, and throw in, at once,
their influence, not only for educa
tional betterment, but for religious
and moral betterment.
To those of the group who are
Baptist, and those belonging to any
church not represented in Williams
ton, the Memorial Baptist Church
wishes in this way to extend to them
the cordial wishes of the congrega
tion that they unite with us, and
avail themselves of the privileges of
worship and service upon their ar
The pastor will preach at both
the morning and evening hours, Sun
day. The people in general are in
vited to these services.
Going Up Rapidly
Messrs. D. J. Rose A Son are mak-|
ing rapid progress on the telephone
building now being constructed on
The building will be of the stucco
bungalow type, which will be Wi
. liamston's first stucco building. They
expect to have the building completed
and ready to be occupied by Novem
average above the opening day's
All three of the Williamston ware
bouses so far ate running close to
gether in both pounds and prices.
The auctioneers here this year av
erage batter than we have ever had
on the market. The baying squad
stands a long way ahead of any year
that we have ever had, taking them
as a whole. TKey are young men
who can see qeickly and know tobac
co at a glance. With this line-up the
prospect for highest prices on the
Williamston market la very good.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, Septembero,l926
Lesson in Brief
Sept. 12: "Gift* for the
By C. H. DICKEY
The place of worship of people haa
been called by many and various
numes. But the central meaning haa
always been the name; namely, a
place where God met with the people
in a special way, and a place where
they men with Bim, in a like special
Thus, it has been called the Tent of
Meeting, the Tabernacle, the Temple,
the Synagogue, the Church, the Ca
thedral, and so forth.
In all ages, it has been the custom
ol people to lavish their wealth upon
the structures which were sacred to
their religion. This is rightly so. Re
ligion represents the best of all civ
ilizations; and it is altogether fitting
that the building dedicated to their
God and to their religion Bhould make
a mighy attempt to bear some rela
tion to the importance both.
Whether in heathen or civilized
countries, it has been the delight of
the people to adorn and beautify their
places of worship. And whether in
Christian or non-Christian countries
such exhalting of the places of wor
ship has always been costly. To sup
port their worship has always bewn
one of the undertaking); of the wor
Thus, in our lesson for Sunday, we
see the people making their gifts for
the Tabernacle, for their church. A
few things are noticed, which strike
us in the main:
Theirs was a free-will offering.
There was no compulsion. They did
not have to give, they wanted to do
it. It waß not so much a duty as it
was a privilege.
Only those did this whose hearts
were willing—only those whose hearts
were stirred in them. Thi» in the
point. These are the people who al
ways give and get under the loads—
not those upon whom pressure has
been brought to War— but those
whose hearts have been stirred—
whose hearts have burned within
them as they have seen the gracious
benefits of religion and have experi
enced, in their hearts, its matchless
"Everyone"—this, too, is the nat
ural order. Not few—not the wealthy;
but the men and women, as well as
the children—the young, the old—
"everyone". So long as any member
of Christ's Body refuses hia reason
able support, he is not living up to
his high privilege. And the church
suffers today, not because many peo
ple fail to rally, hut because those
who do rally, have to carry the bur
dens of the slackers.
They brought of their own toil.
This is reasonable. A farmer cannot
be expected to bring factory products,
nor women the products of the field.
But each can convert that which he
does have, and paas it through the
regular channels of his house of
worship. Every one has something,
and be it large or small, there is a
place for it in the order of worship.
Systematic, is the manner in which
gifts should be made. A dollar plac
ed in the church treasury will not
suffice until the next tobacco crop is
sold. The Lord's work goes on twelve
months—fifty-two weeks. Somebody
must support it each of these weeks.
The Service Barber Shop ia an
nouncing in this iaeue an increase and
expansion of business since the first
of September. Two extra men have
been secured to take care of the trade
and Mr. Jenkins wishes to aaaure the
public that all customers will be tak
en care of promptly.
Mr. Jenkins came to Williamston
several months ago from New Ber*.
and since being here has experienced
* *teady growth in business.
Plymouth Man Runs
Into Fish Wagon Here
Mr. H. H. Gurkin, of Plymouth, ran
into Sam Faulk's fish wagon Wednes
day and tore it up. Leon JPurvit;, the
colored driver of the wagon, succeede
ed in jumping out just ao the Jordan
automobile, driven by Gurkin, struck
The horse ran away, but was not
hurt; and the damage to wagon
was not very great in doPfere, as it
was an old one.
The driver of the car was attempt
ing to pass another car at the time
of the accident. All were going in
the same direction, and it appears
that Gurkin was careless or reckless
in his manner of driving.
Opened Past Monday
Robersonville, Sept. #.-»-( Special to
the Enterprise).—From the standpoint
01 students enrolled, optimism, and
fine school spirit of student body,
teachers, patrons, and * friends, the
Kobersonville High School h»H had tiie
most auspicious and promising begin
ning in the history of the Institution.
The past Monday morning, September
6, at 8.30 o'clock, the doors >vere
opened and students began pouring
in. °For two hours the work of clas
sification and assignments were made.
Promptly at 11 o'clock
teachers, and patrons assembled in the
ai'ditorium for the chapel exercise.
Devotional exercises were conducted
by Rev. E. W. Mason, after which the
chairman of the school board, Mr. J.
H. Roberson, jr., Rev. Mason, and
Mayor Cox, who has recently been
made a member of the school board,
made short and interesting addresses.
It was announced that students
(•(tiling from any county othef than
Martin would be obliged to pay $5 per
month for high-school instruction, and
$1.26 in addition for instruction in
home economics. It was also an
nonuced that all students 6 years of
age, who desire to enter the first
grade shall enter within two weeks
from the beginning of school or wait
until January to fcnter.
The enrollment for the day was very
gratifying. In the first grade room,'
47 students were enrolled; second
grade, 36; third grade, 34; fourth
grade, 38; fifth grade, 33; sixth grade
42; seventh grade, 37; eighth grade,
45; ninth grade, 39; tenth grade, 30;
and eleventh grade, 21.t
Immediately after the chapel exer
cises the boys met and made a ten
tative organisation for a football
team. Irving Smith wits elected coach
R. I. Leake manager, and Alton Rod
gers captain. The business men of
Robersonville are financing the team.
This one fact shows that Roberson
ville folks are squarely behind their
Everetts School to
Open Monday, 13th
Everetts, Sept. 9.—(Special to the
Enterprise).—The Everetts Graded
and Junior High School will open next
Monday at 10 o'clock. All of the
teachers have been secured, and a
successful year is expected. All pa
trons and friends of the school are
asked to attend the opening exer
cises. Teachers for the year are:
Misses Martha Baldree, Elizabeth
Hurras, Mary Bonner Gurganus, Re
becca Bonner, Opal Warren, and Iris
Longmore, and Mr. David N. Hix.
Little Bill Roberson
Returns to Hospital
Last night, little Bill Roberson, son
of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Roberson, was
taken to a Washington hospital for
the second time this week. He was
operated on Tuesday for removal of
tosilfi and adenoids, and had a hem
orrhage yesterday from his throat,
which appeared rather dangerous, ao
he was rushed back to the hospital.
This morning he was getting along
fine and will return home today.
Mesdames Leslie Fowden and Bur
ras Critcher are ahowing some of the
models of the Willie Winkle and Hat
Shoppe in Hamilton today.
Those Who Finish High
School and College
The enthusiasm of school promo
tion is past. Removed from that oc
casion by a three-months' period,
parent and child face a new school
year. There arises the alternative,
back to school or get a "job." If the
child is young, there is no choice; if
older, and beyond compulsory attend
ance laws, then the question of re
turning to school is before them. Such
considerations as additional'income
for the home, inclination and capa
bilities of the child, the general val
ue placed on education, the accessi
bility of school privileges, on the one
hand, and the cost of going away to
school, on the other, and such items
will be determining factors.
History might record many a story
jol tfile parting of chums. One goes to
work, the other continues in school.
One follows the lure of 'ready money.'
the other the investment of time for
future returns. The one has u set
vision and uninspired hope; the other
an enlarging horizon and increasing
appreciation of service. The one may
be held by the deadening influence of
routine, the other moved by u desire
lor greater initiative, the satisfaction
i i independent thinking and the thrill
of being creative. Their parting,
based on similar hopes, may lead
them poles apart.
Every community boasts one or
more large industries—factories for
building citizenship. This business is
somewhut seasonal, running at ca
pacity usually from 9 to 10 months
in the year. Sometimes, unfortunate
ly, operations are as low as four,
five, and six months.
With the beginning of the year
come promotions in business. Simi
larly, with the beginning of the new
school year, the schools pass around
their opportuni'ies for a higher grade
of learning. In business there is a
ceaseless evolution to produce men
and women of training, and experience
for higher places of leadership in that
business. It is so in the schools.
With the promotion in business
comes a ided earning power. Fig
ures are not wanting to demonstrate
the same results from increased
school training. iSf quote Dr. Ever
ett Ix>rd, of Boston University, "La
bor begins its activities at the age
of 14 and arrives at its maximum
earning power at 30. This average
is $1,200. From this point on it
dwindles and falls belofc the point of
self-support at 50 years. A high
school graduate begins activities at
the age of 18 and catches up with
the laborer in seven years. At the
age of 40 he has an earning power
of $2,200. The college graduate be
gins activities at the age of 22. In
six years, or at 28 years of age, he
equals the earning power of the high
school graduate at 40. The average
earning power of the .college gradu
ate at CO is $6,000.''
Parents owe it to their children to
set a proper valuation on the advan
tages that adequate education bestows
and to exercise care in the selection
of the type of schooling that will best
fit their needs. No effort should be
encouraged to getf away from the dis
cipline resulting from work, but to
get back to it Idleness and misdi
rected energy are a menace to devel
opment. Education acquired at the
expense of the will to work is super
ficial, a handicap. That schooling
v/hich is well Bpiced with a liberal sup
ply of toil as an avocation will prove
the most effective.
Let our boys and girls acquire
their education *in this environment
and the business of life will take care
of itself. They will be better citi
zens, more able workers and hold to
more wholesome ideals.
Sunday Services at
Church of the Advent
Rev, C. O. Pardo, Rector
10.00 a. m.—Church school.
10.00 a. m.—Adult Bible claM.
11 a m.—Morning prayer and ser
3.30 p. m.—Holy Trinity Mission
7.45 p. m.—Evening prayer and
Beaufort Farmers Have
Some Fine Tobacco Here
Messrs, K. K. Jones, J. T. Jones, M.
Jones, Claude Doughty, and Kddie
Llwards, of Rlounts Creek, were all
( en the Williamston market tolay with
some tine tobacco. They say they
have fine crops of tobacco in lower
Beaufort, as well as most other crops.
Williamston sold a good part of the
tobacco of that section last
is glad to see them>back again.
Will Open Monday
Hamilton, Sept. 9.—(Special to the
Enterprise).—The Hamilton Graded
School will open its fall term 9.30
Monday morning, September 13, with
Prof. W, W. Clark,of Morgan ton, N.
C„ in charge, with the following as
Miss l'asco Davidson, of Tyner, N.
C., teacher of first grade.
Miss Gladys Phillips, of Rowland,
N. C., teacher of second and third
Miss Myrtle Dixon, of Rose Hill, N.
C.i teacher of fourth and fifth grades.
Miss Blanche I'oe, of Apex, N. C.,
teacher of sixth and seventh grades.
MisS Cornelia Ayers, of" Rowland,
N. C., and W. W. Clark will teach
tlw high school grades.
All trucks will run on same routes
as last year. All pupils are request
ed to come in promptly at the begin
ning of the term, so as to get books
and all start together.
Patrons and friends are cordially
invited to be present at the opening
and meet the teachers.
$315,000 Being Paid to
Cotton Co-op Farmers
The North Carolina Cotton (/rowers
Association is-distributing s:ilf>,ooo W
cotton farmers this week. This a
mount comes from the reserve fund,
which has been set up from year to
About a half million dollars will be
left in reserve to be used as a basis
of credit to be used in handling the
Meetings will be held in Martin
County at Williamston Tuesday,
September 14, at X p. m., at the court
house; and at Rohersonville Septem
ber 14, at 2 p. Mr at the s.ehool audi
torium, where they will pay the 1922
reserve and the interest on the re
serve for each year since.
Williamston Motor Co.
Makes Number Sales
Probably the opening of the tobac
co markets in this, section affected
the automobile business more' l than
any other when sales increased by a
large percent. The Williamston Motor
company where IL had been selling
two or three cars, increased its sales
o\er fifteen. This increase in sales
is said to be as great in neighbor
ing towns, and in one or two of them
it is reported to be even greater,
size of business being considered.
Information from the dealers point
that cash is being paid in most cases
with the credit companies enjoying
an increase in business, but which s
not to be compared with the increase
in car sales.
The local salesmen stated that
their task was greatly lightened
when customers would come and make
kr.own their wishes.
With Fords going at this rate,
shipments coming here from Norfolk
and amounting up to hundreds week
ly will be inadequate to care for the
demands, and it is generally-thought
that additional means will be provid
ed to get them here.
W. K. Parker Goes to
Hospital for Treatment
Mr. W. K. Parker left Wednesday
afternoon for Lake City, Fla., where
ht will enter a Government Hospital
for treatment of injuries received in
World War. Mr. Parker was in
the Thirtieth Division, which took so
prominent a part in- the last French
campaigns. He was caught in a ma
chine-gun fire, and had one of his
arms shattered. After some time in
a hospital he was able to return to
his outfit at the front, and was a
gain wounded by machine-gun Are, al
most exactly as at first except on the
other arm. He was also wounded in
Watch the Label On Your
Paper; It Carries the Date
Your Subscription Expires.
Association Has Assets
of .15123,000; 700 Shares
19th Series Sold
In this edition we are printing a
statement of the condition »f the Mar
tin County Building and Loan Asso
ciation, as of July 3*, 1926. This state
ment w«. made by Frederick 11. Hill
& Co., certified public accountants,
who have just completed an audit of
the association, _ This statement re
flects the healthy condition and
the steady growth of the building and
This statement Shows' that the as
sociation has assets of more than
SI2.t,(XK); these assets for the most
part consist of real estate loans on
houses and lots and stock loans. This
means that this much has been saved,
bj the shareholders, who have either
borrowed money to build or have car
ried stock as an investment or sav
ings account.. These assets would
hot have - been here if it hadn't been •
for the Martin County Building &
Loan Association. There' are a num
ber of houses in the town of Wil
liamston that would not be here if
the building and loan association hail
1 he nineteenth series opened Satur
day, September 4, and will remain
open for 90 days from that date. Tho
chamber of commerce and the Ki
wanis club sponsored this series and
moHe shares have been subscribed and
issued up to this date than any other
preceding series. 700 shares in this
series have been subscribed up to this
t date. The goal for which these or
ganizations we striving is to issue
"LIHMf-slrarex in the 19th series.
Most of our conservative but pro
gressive business men of the town of
Williamston and county are backing
.the, its so elation--ami consider the stock
in the. Martin County Building & l,oan
Association a safe investment. Tak
ing stock in the association is a good
way to save, to help your commune
ty and costs you nothing. By invest
ing in stock in the association you
help MH,| and by helping sharehold
er;, build you help yourself, because
the more homes, the better the com
munity. You receive a return on your
investment, and ut the same time help
mafie Williamston, Martin Counly, a
better place to live. List your sub-
Mription for stock with the associa
J3O Fords Unloaded
at River This Week
One hundred and thirty Ford cars
and trucks have been unloaded this
week at the river wharf here. The
cars were loaded in Norfolk and were
shipped here over the Norfolk, Balti
more & Carolina Boat Line, several
boats being required to bring them
Last week there were over a hun
cired unloaded-here, and according to
boat-line officials, approximately this
number will continue to be shipped
here each week,for the next several
To see u string of cars numbering
thirty to forty go through the streets
here, one would think that the Ford
plant must -be near here. While the
plant is at Norfolk, the large bv-ats
make it appear even closer when they
leave 80 cars at one time for distri
bution. The cars are driven from here
to surrounding towns, and leave here
in squads of 30 and 40.
The opening (Jf the eastern Carolina
tobacco markets causes a large de
mand /or these, cars, and large ship
ments are necessary to handle the or
ders of the several dealers of this
To Meet Monday
hveretts, Sept. 9.—(Special to the
Knterprise).—There will be a regular
meeting of the Modern Woodmen of
America at Everetts Monday night,
September 18. All members are urged
to be present and are promised a good
time. This is the first Meeting of
the big'season, and all who fail to
attend this meeting might miss some
thing very important.
Refreshments of some kind will be
served fm members after the meet