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VOLUME XXIX—NUMBER 59
FAIR READY FOR OPENING MONDAY NIGHT
Gates to Open at 6 O'clock on
Greatest Fair Ever Held Here
and Shows All
Full Program of Free
Acts and Fireworks
Manager Herbert M. Poe has made
•vary effort imaginable to make the
fifth annual Roanoke Fair the best of
all, and the nearer the time draws,
the more convinced we are that this
fair will be an outstanding one. Ex
hibits have already started arriving,
and they can be expected to beat all
previous ones. The home economics
department this year will establish a
record when,, it shows more exhibits
and offers more demonstrations than
at any previous fair. Those in charge
deserve worlds of credit for their in-1
ttreat and unceasing work in making
this department one of the most I
promising worth. And all the other
departments are in perfect harmony
.with this department.
75 Race Horses Booked
Seventy-five race horses, including
some of the best in the country, have
been booked, and the race program
here this year wil be an exceptional
one Many other bookings were await
ing aeceptancet his morning, and
tome of them will be completed to
day and tomorro^
We have followed the workings'' of
the fair's management from the be
ginning, and every statement made by
us haa been based on facta,, and
passed on to our waders with the hope
Of giving them an idea of what to ex
pect of this year's fair. We have said
all that we can say, and now we Al
- you here next week assuring you
that your presence will be welcomed,
and that our town wants you to feel
at home while here.
The official program appears on this
page, and it will be of value to pa
trons once they acquaint themselves
with the events and the time they oc
cur. You will notice that the formal
opening will be Monday at 6 p. m.
Kiwanis Club To Hear
Mr. Geo. L. Dobyns
•Mr. George L. Dobyns, owner and
manager of the shows bearing hia
' nnme, will speak to members of the
local Kiwanis club here next Wednes
Mr. Dobyns is an exceptionally
fine speaker, and his position as
sures a .speech of a worth-while na
ture. He has made addresses before
hundreds of civic organisations, and
hi counts it a real pleasure to be
able to appear before such bodies.
Members of the club will look for
ward to the occasion with much in
SERVICES AT HAMILTON
The regular services at St. Martins
Episcopal Church, at Hamilton, will
be held Sunday by the rector, Rev.
C. O. Pardo.
The following services will be held
at the Church of the Advent here:
Church School, 10.00 a. m.
Adult Bible Class, 10.00 a. m.
' Dick Barthelmeßß
DO NOT FORGET—
A free ticket for
Friday to all. who
come out Wednesday
Always a Good Show
All Exhibits Must be Entered by
Monday Night; None May be
Removed Until 4 O'clock Friday
Atteation of exhibitors at the
fair here next week ia called to the
folowing rules: AU exhibits must
be entered by 5 p. m. Monday,
except perishable and culinary ex
hibita, which will be received un
til 10 a. m. Tuesday, but those en
tering exhibita on Tuesday morn
ing will not be admitted to the
grounda without tickets.
No exhibita can be removed un-
James E. Pate
Has Wild Ride
Williams Township Boy
to be Tried on Four
James E Pate, of Williams Town--
ship, gave some the people of Wash
ington a thrill while othera he terri
bly frightened with his car late Tues
day afternoon. The Daily News stat
ed that he was in an intoxicated con
dition and in his wild ride "endan
gered countless autoists and pedes
trians before he was apprehended, be
sides running over and injuring po
lice officer C. E. Swain."
One member of the police force fol
lowed Pate on his motorcycle until
he could not drive his machine in the
hedges where Pate was carrying his
Ford, ao he gave up the chase.
The reckless driver was finally in
duced to stop by E. G. Weaton, dep
uty recorder, near the foot of Bonner
Street. Mr. Weston was going along
the street when he saw the car and
as it passed ran and jumped upon
the running board. He persuaded Pate
to stop with the argument that he
wished to talk to him. Pate was in
dicted under four charges, driving a
cor while intoxicated, driving reck
lessly, speeding, and assault with a
He was released Wednesday under
a bond arranged by his father, S. M.
Pate, and is to be tried in recorder's
court in Washington today.
Interest to Baptists
Wednesday evening, September 29,
♦he mid-week service will be held at
7.30 o'clock, instead of 8 o'clock; and
thereafter all evening services will be
held at 7.30 o'clock until further an
nouncement is made.
What jnany people think to be the
best season of the entire year is up
or us now—the autumnal season. It
i* a time when we are relieved of the i
oppressive: heat of summer; a time
when the people are handling money;
end a time for increased activities in
every fleld. It ia to be hoped that the
people of our congregation will get /n
--to this spirit, come to the church serv
ices in greatn umbers; come, bringing
their offerings with them, as God has
meant that they should do.
Our Sunday school is electing new
officers and teachers, and these will be
ready for their duties in a week oj
80. We are trying to make our Sun->
day school a real educational insti
This church appreciates the pres
ence in its services of the people who
come from out of town. Windsor and
Robersonville have both been repre
sented two Sunday evenings in suc
Sunday morning the pastor will
have for his theme, "The Man jWho
Volunteered." At the evening hour,
"The Innocent Sufferer."
"Forget Me Nots" to be
Sold by /School Girls
The forget-me-nots will be sold here
tomorrow by the following young la
dies of the high school:
Miaaea Eugenia Hoyt, Tillie Perry,
Frances Williams, Ruth Peel, KVher
ixtf Hardison and Margaret Rodger
If there are any who do not want
to forget those disabled veterans and
their families who are not receiving
government aid, by telephoning any
o* these girls one will call on them.
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Williams ton, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, September 24,1926
lil 4 p. m. Friday. Special ef
forts will be made for exhibitors
on the grounds Friday afternoon
• to receivet heir premium checks.
No one will be admitted free how
ever, to get their checks or to re
move exhibits on that day. AU
exhibits muat be removed frost
the grounds not later than noon
on Saturday. After that time,
there will be no one on the fair
grounds to deliver them.
Lesson in Brief
Sept. 26: Review: Early
Leaders of larael. Reading
By C. H. DICKEY
The writers «pf our Sunday school
lvssons bear in mind always that we
are studying a whole book, instead of
mere parts of a book. Accordingly,
a portion of time is spend-in the New
Testament, and a part in the Old Tes
tament. We have been atudying the
Old Testament now for some months,
and at the beginning of the New Year
will go back to the New Testament for
Likewise, it is the plan, 1 believe,
ol' those who plan the lessons, to
cover the Bible in about every seven
years. Of course, all passages can
not be treated, but an attempt is made
to get at those passages which are
central and fundamental. And, if one
follows a course of Sunday school
study for an entire period of seven
yeara, that one ahould have a rather
broad and general acquaintance with
the Bible and its contents.
Along with this plan, it will be no
ticed that special lessons are inserted
cn temperance about every three
months It was wise for the commit
tee to include this topic. It ia prop
erly an edueaiional matter, and the
church schools are certainly within
their province in teaching the subject
and making pronouncements upon it
Not only the Bible but correlated top
ics is our field. Not only that but the
whole world. Christ came to a world,
and we are to deal with the world.
Therefore, anything within our teach
that affects the world's population ia
subject for religious discussion.
We began in April a six months'
study of the Old Testament. We start
ed there with the beginning, which is
creation. In July we began the quar
ter which is Juat now closed. In it
we dealt with the Children of Israel
and their enslavement in Egypt. WitA
the call of Moses and his masterly
generalship in getting the Israelites
out of Egypt and on their way to
the Promised Land. Moiint Sinai
was not only the high physical moun
tain in that journey, but it was ihe
high moral and religious peak which
was reached by Mosea and hia army
aa they journeyed toward Paleatine.
During thia journey, we see the germ
of our present church. True, the
structure has gone through its evolu-
I tien.- But the tent of meeting, the
tabernacle, thia was the germ out oif
I which later came the temple, the ayn
agogue, the cathedral, and the church
c>f this century.
Moses died on top a mountain over
looking his Promised Land without'
getting to it. The people with whom
he left Egypt died, likewise, nearly
every one of them, before going in.
But God'a purpose didn't die, for He
raised up a new generation to carry
out His purpose. '
And the next quarter's lessons, up
on which we start out next Sunday, ia
the atory of "arrivaL" Ood'i army
crosses the Jordan, makes conquest of
the territory, possesses the land, and
sets up a civilization.
What this haa meant to the worlds
history, no man can say. It gave to
UF our Saviour, and He ia giving to
us new hearts, and consequently new
heavens and a new earth.
Business men and farmers are urg
ed i to attend the peanup meeting at
eight o'clock at the coart house to
right , •
Feature of Fair
Number of Demonstra
tions to be Put on
The Woman's Building at the Fair
here next week will be the main
centers of attraction when dozens of
demonstrations will be given daily.
The home economics department this
year will surpass, without a doubt, all
exhibits of former years, and the
work in this department will be of
ntuch interest to patrons of the fair.
We mention a few of the exhibits
and demonstrations that will be given
during the four days. The weaving
department of the Croasnore School
will have exhibits of hand-woven
household .furnishings and sport ma
terials. The exhibit of this frhool rep
resents a worthy cause, ancf Its prod
ucts on exhibit will be well worth the
time of inspection. Misa Laura Judd
Bryant, home economics director of
McCormick & Co., will have a booth,
and will givo demonstrations during
the week. Miss Emma Grey Morehead
home demonstration agent, of Ply
mouth, wHI be here all the week, and
slu> wiil give demonstrations on arts
and crafts and refinishing furniture,
Tuesday from, 11 to J. F.
Tnigpen will demonstrate he making
«/ lamp shades. Wednesday, fi*>m 11
to 1, Mrs. C.- W. Snell, ojT Washing
ton County, will give a demonstration
in cake making. Thursday, Miss Trent
ham, Martin's home demonstration a
gent, will demonstrate the use of the
steam-pre*iure cooker. Other demon
strations will be given Friday either
by Miss Trentham or some visiting
home demonstration agent,
We only give a partial li+it of the
demonstrations, but Misa Trentham as
lures us that there wjl| dem
onstrations and every one will be of
much inturest to the women and girls
attending the fair.
Dance Question Is
Taking what Mr. Frank Carstar
phen said at face value, we stated in
our last issue that an agreement had
been reached relative to who would
sponsor the dance here next week.
ThiA was denied, the members of the
other side sayirig that no attempts
toward a settlement of the matter
had been made other than what was
done at the commissioners' meeting
lust Monday night. Frank says that
intense worry over the problem was
the cause for his statement.
With' no agreement yet reached, it
is generally believed otahtew n bm
is generally believed that one will re
sult by the early part of next week.
And it is given by good authority that
a dance will be held.
It will be remembered that the
dispute arose when both sides offeied
evidence to the effect that they had
been granted permission to hold the
Portion of Rectory
Lot Brings Big Price
The Church of the Advent haa^aold,
a portion of the lot where the Epaico
pal rectory stands, fronting on Main
Street 105 feet and on Haughton
Street 100 feet, slightly leaa than a
quarter of an acra. The Standard Oil
Co. was the purchaser. The deal
was completed Wednesday when the
officers of the church executed and de
livered its deed to H. M. Stubba, at
torney for the Standard Company, for
the sum of SII,OOO cash.
The price paid was the higheat price
ever paid for property in the residen
tial section of Williamston.
The church atill has more than half
of the lot and will move the rectory
to the north end of the lot on
Haughton Street adjoining Mr. Alon
Drunk While Driving,
Two Are Arrested
Chief of Police W. B. Daniel and
Deputy Sheriff Luther Peel were call
ed out on the Everetts road, near the
Fair Grounds Wednesday, where they
found a Ford car in which Johnny
Hoggard and George Gardner were
riding. Hoggard, who had been giv
ing, was crumpled up under
ing wheel asleep, while Gardner, who
was juat as drunk aa Hoggard but not
asleep, waa bending over to the left
steering the machine along the beat
a drunken can couM do at a bad
chance. Two bottles of liquor were
found in the car. The oconpants wen
arrested and brought to the jail here.
of Roanoke Fair
MONDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 27—GRAND OPENING
6:00 p.m.—Gates open; Joy Plaza, with George Dobyn's .Shows, in
8:(0 p. m.—Special concert by Mac Donald's Royal Scotch High
landers Hand, featuring Miss Jessie. Hoberson, con
tralto; W. Frazet Steele (last year's favorite), and
several other specialties.
Free acts program, with the Phunny Phord, Arm
strong Trio, aeriali.sts; the Roscoes, tumbling and wire
act extraordinary; and others.
Followed immediately by the greatest fireworks din
play ever brought to Williamston.
Grandstand free-at night; no charge for automobile;;
. \ or parking space. .
TUESDAY, SEPIEMBER 28- SCHOOL DAY
All School ( hildren. Whether from Martin or Any Other County,
Admitted Free at M#in Gate Until .Tuftll P. M.
8:00 a. m.—Gates open; Joy Plaza, with the George L. Dobyn's
Shows and rides, for your entertainment.
10:30 a. m.-—Judging starts in all departments.
12:80 p. m.—Band concert in grandstand by MmjJDonald's Band.
1:30 p. m.—Races called; 2:14 pace and 2:24 trot; S3OO purses;
largest entry list in history of the fair.
Free acts between the races, with a special attrac
tion for the children.
8:00 p. m.—Free ui t.s program in the grand stand followed by the
« , great fiet-wokrij program. Joy Plazu open until mid
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29—COUNTY DAY
v B:ooa.m.—Gates and Joy Plaza open.
t, 12:00 ni.- Awards in all departments completed.
t 12:30 p.m.— llund concert in the grandstand by Mac Donald's Koval
Scotch Highlanders Band, with specialties.
I*3o p. m.—Races called; pace and 2:10 trot; S3OO purses.
Free acts between races; complete program.
8:0(1 p.m.—Hand concert by Mac Donald's Band; free acts in front
„ of grandstand, followed by • "spectacular pyrotechnic
display. Grandstand, autos, and parking space free
to all ut night. " ' ' , *
. Thursday and Fridays program will be published Tuesday.
Hoard Puts Ban
On Ahoskie Fair
Ahoskie, Sept. 21.—Commissioners
of Hertford County issued an order
today against the showing of any car
nival troupe'lit tli>- Ahoskie baseball
park next week, 'l he sheriff was or
dered and directed to prevent the
showing of a carnival advertised to
appear here for four days during the
week under the auspices of "the A
hoskie Fair." The order of the com
missioners was based upon a law
passed in 1921 by the general assem
bly making it unlawful for a travel
ing carnival to show in Hertford, Der
tie, or Northampton Counties unless
under the auspices of an agricultur
al fair association of the said countieM.
Action wus taken by the commis-
sioners in anticipation of what has
been advertised as 'The Ahoskie Fair'
to be shown here next week, beginning
Tuesday and continuing through the
remainder of the week. The fair is
sponsored by J. D. Warner, local gro
eeryman and former showman. Ac
cording to the view of. the commis
sioners the event advertised at) "The
Ahoskie Fair" does not come within
the meaning of the law, since no pre
mium lists have been issued and no
prizes or awards were announced.
How Halifax Farmers
Make Real Money
Halifax County leads most of the
oastern counties in some branches of
Mr. Perry Johnson, a that
county, sells his milk in Norfolk in
large quantities and at a feood profit.
The Messrs. Kitchin und Josßy have
a real poultiy farm and sell their
specially guaranteed eggs to their
New York dealer at figures away a
bove the open market.
Mr. Chati. J. Shi elfin and Brother
have shipped many caiddttdy of fat
hogs-to the this
year. Their last carload sold for
16 1-4 cents on the hoof and brought
them a check for $1,786.26.
The Scotland Neck Poultry Asxo
ciation is shipping 25 crates of eggs
each week to New York, where they
hrva established a brand with the
dealers and they set a premium
Martin is not fully measuring: up to
the Halifax standard, though Mr. J.
S. Whitley has shipped two carloads
of hogs this year Which brought him
top prices. Mr. H. C. Green is also
handling his eggs at a price above the
Dr. and Mra. O'Hagan Laughing
house, of Greenville, visited Mr. and
Mra. Ned Laughlnghouae laat night
( ars Must Be Kept
Off Midway Sunday
' All those who go to the fair
grounds Sunday are requested to
park their cars near the fence at
the entrance and not take them
up on the midway, as this inter
feres with the unloading and plac
ing of the shows and exhibits.
Unless this request is complied
with, Manager Poe stated this
morning, the gates will be closed
and no one permitted to enter.
Mr. J. C. Sexton Dies
at His Home Suddenly
Mr. J. C. Sexton died very sud
denly at his home three miles from
Jumesville last Wednesday night.
Mr. Sexton was 6,' i years old last
April, and until his death was an
unusually active man, having lived on
a farm from his youth.
He was not very well Wednesday
and a doctor was sailed. He remain
ed in bed only a part of the day and
after the family had retired in the
early part of then ipht, he called his
wife asking her to do something for
him. It was only a few minutes af
terward that he told her it was use
less for he said he was dying. Five
minutes later he died.
He married Miss Ada Gaylord, who
with one daughter, Mrs. Clarence
Wallace, survives him.
Hurial took place in the William
Sexton -plot on the farm upon which
be was reared on yesterday afternoon.
Kev. A. Corey conducted the services.
Regular Meeting of
Everetts, Sept. 24.—(Special to the J
Enterprise).—There will be a regular
meeting of the Modern Woodmen of
America, Everetts Camp, Monday
night, Sept. 27, at 7.45 p. m. All
members are urged to be present at
this meeting, as there will bis some
applications to be voted on and plans
tor adoption of n«w candidates the
folowing meeting night.
Those who attended the last meet
ing reported a vary good time, and
the ones who attend Mils one are sure
to have a better one.
Judge BarnhiU Makes
Address to Kiwanians
Taking as his subjact, "The Threa
Contsitutional Courts", Judge M. V.
Ilarnhill made • vary talk
before the Kiwanls club at tba regu
lar luncheon here last Wednesday.
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Men Guests at
C. of C* Banquet
Fine Program Put on by
Chamber of Commerce
For Its 125 Guests
One of the most enjoyable events
of the season took place last evening
when chamber of- commerce gave
a banquet in honor of the tobacco
boanl of trad; and many invited
guests in the rooms of .the Woman'B
Club. One hundred and twenty-rtve
places were, prepared by the ladies,
and the menu, consisting of four
courses, soup, turkey, and dressings,
salads, ice cream and\cake, made the
occasion •to be more tfifffrs pleasing
fioni this standpoint.
The program rendered during the
evening was most enjoyable, and met
with high approval. Mr. Frank J.
Margolis, (jjesident of the organisa
tion, made a short talk welcoming
every one to the banquet. Rev. C. O.
I'urdo led in prayer and rendered sev
eral solos, and 'led in some of the
popular songs. A. Hassefi, jr., and
W. R. Orleans rendered solos. A ne
gro quartette, singing some of the
stands hi old songs, was introduced
Dr. John I), IUKKS was appointed
toaslnuutter, and he performed his
tii.sk admirably. ' 'He, first introduced
Mr. L. T. Fowden, who in his happy
way told of the good things blessiriK
this section. Of course, Pete got off
.Rome fun in his speech.
Mr. W. T. Meadows', wlu> has been
cn this market constantly since it was
opened in 1902, wa. called. Uncle
liuck gave iftany historical sketches of
this and other markets which proved
of much interest..
Clayton Moore was the next speak
er to be presented. Clayton proceed
ed to correct the epitah found in a
cemetery which read in part, "Mr.
, a lawyer mid an honest man."
Clayton admitted thej-e must be two
men in the grave. He redeemed his
profession when he told in glowing
terms the goodness of tuur people and
the greutness of our people.
Mr. W. USkinner was introduced as
the premier tobacco judge in North
Carolina, which, in fuct, means all the
world. There- is little doubt of - the
correctness of the statement, tor no
company, no warehouseman, no tobac
co buyer, no farmer doubts "Kid"
Skinner's ability as a tobacconists.
Mr. -Skinner appeared in his modest
but pleasing way and assured all that
YVil'aniston was a first-class market
ind'that it would go forward.
Mr. Johnson, auctioneer, was next
Qfalled by the toastmaster. He admit
ted that Williamston was the best
town anywhere, but said that there
might be just one other towp having
s; chance to compete with it.
Hubert Morton, in behalf pf the
warehousemen, - was called, and he
made an urgent appeal for the loca)
market. He commended the buyers
and others wha are co'nrtibuting to
the upbuilding of the market.
Judge liarnhill was introduced by
the toastmaster, and he made a pleas
ing talk on the merits of Eastern
Carolina and its people.
W. C. Manning was called, and his
talk was in the nature of a welcome
The Dempsey-Tunney fight was
brought to those attending by radio
installed for the occasion by Mr. J.
\V. Watts, jr. Another feature of the
evening was' the music furnished by
the liobersonviile orchestra, with Mrs.
W. B. Watts, of this place at the
piano, the orchestra did honor to its
Kood town. The orchestra is composed
oi a half-dozen of the leading young
men of that town.
One of the real pleasures of the
evening was the hearty welcome*
g!ven to the large group of fine fel
lows who arc buying tobacco on our
market. These men represent a half
dozen states, and are the finest group
of men, as a whole, to appear on our
Certainly too much praise can't
be given Messrs. F. J. Margolis,
president, W. C. Manning, jr> secre
tary of the organization, and those
assisting them in making the meeting
such a pleasant occasion to all. 1
Sunday school, 9:46 a. m.
Morning service, 11 a. m.
... Evening service, 7.30 p. m.
A cordial invitation is extended our
tcwnspeople and a very special one is
given the visitors here at this time to
attend any or all of these services.
Mr. Justice Everett of Greenville
is here today attnedhig to legal mat