The enterprise. volume (Williamston, N.C.) 1899-201?, September 28, 1926, Image 1
Advertisers Will Find Our Col umns a Latchkey to Over 1600 Homes - of Martin County. VOLUME XXIX—NUMBER 60 Thousands Attending 'Fair Today School Children Guests Today; Bigger Crowds Are Expected to be Here Last Three Days Many New and Novel Exhibits NowonDisplay Slight Drizzling Rain on Monday Night Hurt Attendance The Roanoke Fair opened for its filth annual event last night with the weather slightly against it Thous ands of people offset this today when they crowded into the grounds, look ing at the exhibits and taking in the nuiny sights offered. A little past neon the cars were making their way to the grounds in long lines, and all indications pointed to a very large at tendance at the first day. School children from all sections were taking advantage of the Fair Association's offer, and they were coming in on trucks, cars and afoot. * Exhibits Good The several county exhibits were re ceiving much praise by the fair pa trons, they stating that they were better than those made up last year. North Carolina Forestry had a splen did exhibit, and one that carried with it a real lesson. Our visit was made this morning and there were a few de tails then unarranged in the main building, but we were satisfied from what we did see that exhibits would maintain if not better the reputation of the fair this year. Woman's Building Best Ever '1 he Woman's building, according to or way of .seeing, has made the great est showing of them all. We would like to stress the importance of the exhibits in this building and to call the attention of all tp the demon strations. Every woman and child should visit it, for we are sure that a trip there would be of much value. The poultry department again takes pride in its large show. And it has a large one all right, there being 1200 entries. The swine show is the larg est yet held here. The Phunny Ford claimed thousands of laughs last night and today when it performed before the grandstand. The Jap with the watermelon is ex ceptionally good. The program was al tered last evening on account oi a slow rain. The fireworks came first on the program and were fired a little ahead of the time for the program to begin. The program as given will be adhered to hereafter in every case possible McDonald's band is making the press agent feel good, since it is living up to and passing everything! sa d in its behalf. The races ara drawing large numbers. Midway Crowded with Rides A Shows Free from numerous gambling de vices, the midway i..is year, is marked for it clean appearance. Superin tendent S.erling states that those es tablishments noted for clear-cut rob bery have been barred, and that the policy of the Dobyns' shows will not allow them to come In. No objection able features are to be found, but a musement' for ladies and gentlemen, and children alike. The amusements appeal to the kiddies, while there STRANrv THEATRE I J rj- No shows on Tues day Wednesday, nor Thursday. Good Programs FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS THEJ:NTERPRJSE Tobacco Market Strength on Better Grades The local tobacco market is allowing considerable strength this week on all the medium to the better grades. Keen competi tion is being shown by several of the large companies, while the Skinner Company and Timber berlake, who are anxious for all the good grades, are pushing the prices high on every pile. Geo. L. Dobyns Pleased With Fair Plant Here Carnival Owner Praises This Section for Its Hospitality Mr. George L. Dobyns, owner and manager of the shows bearing his r.aine and which are playing, here this week, commented highly on the Fair's plant here this morning. Mr. Dobyns stated that it has a most promising future, and that he was much pleased with the reception accorded him. One ol his outstanding statements dealt with true Southern hospitality/' and which he said was evident on every hand. Mr. Dobyns brings his shows to this section at the invitation extend ed him by men of prominence through out the South. The first invitation was made several years ago and since that time it has been renewed each year. The secretary of the Greenville fair was pleased with the shows when he visited here last evening and stated that they consisted of those pmusements that go to make a clean and deserving fair. Mr. Dobyns is a prominent figure in the show world and holds the secretaryship of the showmen's as sociation. A slight cold is keeping him in bed today, but he states that he will be up tomorrow and ready to appear before the Kiwanis club for a short talk. • , Football Game Opened Season Here Friday The foot ball game at the fair grounds between Ahoskie and Wil liamston last Friday afternoon was the first game of the season and showed very plainly that our local line-up had not gotten warmed up this season, but yet they have strength which will'come around by practice. The score was 16 and 0, the visitors making two touchdowns and one touch back. The local line up, Eli Barnhill, captain; C. B. Clark, jr., Sam Brown jr., Henry Manning, William Cooke, Tom Crawford, John Wadsworth, Dar rell Price, William Roebuck, Durant Keel and Jessup Harrison, Chas. Peel, Hibbel Liverman, and Albert Cook. The boys play the Plymouth high school team Friday at Plymouth. In Business Here For Over Half A Century It is a consolation to know when you purchase goods that the transac tion is backed by a business record established over a period of a half cen tury. The C. D. Carstarphen A Co., mercantile, concern, has in its half century of business built a good will that it is anxious to keep, and with this in mind, every article leaving their store is just what they repre sent it to be. * , Few concerns enjoy a business life equal to that of this concern, and once a mark of over 60 years is passed, we feel the public ahouldknow about it. It is with pleasure that we call the attention of our readers to this fact and direct them to the company's advertisement elsewhere in this paper are many for all. There are more ris ing devicei on the midway than ever before. The Hey Dey is a new one and is getting a good patronage. Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tues day, September 28,1926 Approximately 150,000 .fkounds were sold here yesterdai;l and the prices were of general approval. The amount here today is no so large, and though not enough of the weed had been mid to deter mine the price, all indications pointed that it was comparing favoraby with prices of yesterday. Now Is Time to Begin Planting of Cover Crops Farm Agent Says Seed Should be in Ground \ by October 10 By T. B. BRANDON (County Farm Demonstration Agent) The time is at hand when we should be making arrangements for cover crop seed to sow as great an acreage on the farm this fall as possible. In most cases it will J>e better to plant the cover crops during the latter half of September. Crimson clover should be sown before October 10 for best results. While rye and vetch may be sown later, they do better when sown earlier. ; * Most sections of the county have been unusually dry this year, which means that there is more fertilizer than usual left in the soil unused by, the crop grown on the land this sum mer. If no cover crop is sown on the land, the chances are that the great er part of this fertilizer will be leached from the soil this winter. Or dinarily, more fertility is leached from southern soils during the winter months than the summer growing crops remove. Cover crops prevent this and also take up residues of fer tilizer left from the summer crop and when the cover crop is turned under next spring this fertility is returned t« the soil in the best form and organ ic matter is also added to the soil, which is one of the greatest deficien cies in most soils. It will make sandy soils retain moisture much better,, which will mean that summer crops will not suffer so badly from drought; it will also enable the crops to stand wet weather better. As you know, very sandy soils easily drown out in very wet seasons, and the fertilizer applied is largely leached from thr soil. Organic matter in the soil helps The crops to use for cover in tak ing up residues of fertilizer, prevent ing leaching and adding organic mat ter to the soil should be chosen from the following: Abruzzi rye; abruzzi rye and hairy vetch; abruzzi rye and crimson clover; crimson clover; vetch alone; oats alone, or with clover or vetch. Wherever crimson clover or vetch have been successfully grown on the land, they should be used, as they not only add organic matter but also nitrogen. As you know, nitrogen or ammonia is the most expensive ele ment in fertilizers. The approximate rate of seeding each of these crops and approximate cost of seed per acre based on pres ent prices are as follows: 1 bushel abruzzi rye, |2. 3-4 to 1 bushel abruzzi rye and 10 lbs vetch, |3.76. 1 bushel abruzzi rye and 10 ltos. crimson clover, $8.60. 20 lbs. crimson clover, $2.50. ' 20 lbs. hairy vetch, |3.50. 3 bushels Fulghum,or appler\ats, $2.60. \X J 2 1-2 bushels oats and 10 lbs. /♦etch or clover, |3.60. The above is not given as the exact cost of any of the above, but onl/ to serve as a guide selecting the crops to use. Use no other rye than abruzzi. You get more for your money in it It la also time for farmers to put their farm machinery under a shelter. The machinery should be cleaned, oiled, and repaired, m that it will be in good shape next year. More farm machinery i* ruined by rust »h«n wears out. The agent particularly noticed this Truck Smashes Ford Car Here Sunday Night Driver of Truck Was Drunk; Owner Fays for Damage Ben Klein, of Washington, visited his uncle, Nathan Orleans, Sunday night, and while his Ford coupe was parked on West Mais Street in front of the Orleans home, it was run into by a heavy Dodge truck, loaded with a tent and equipment about' 2 o'cfock. The Dodge seemed to ride the Ford down the street 30 or 40 feet and smashed it to ruin; and at the, same time all of the front of was al. o demolished. The truck was driven by H. F. Kclley, a stranger, who ♦as hung up in the wreck that it was difficult to pull him out. It was found that he wa3 drunk, but not hurt much. He was placed in jail to sober up. The truck bore a Florida State li cense and a South Sea Island city li cense. It was the property-of a Jap anese. He'acted every part the gen tleman, paying Klein $283.60, the esti mated djamage to his car. Klein did, a foolish thing in parking hit, car over night without lights on the main thoroughfare, especially during fair week, when thousands of cars are going by in steady streams. Mr. and Mrs. S. Collins Peel in Auto Accident Mr. and Mrs. Collins Peel were en route home Sunday niirht from Wash ington, whore Mrs. Peel had brvn in the hospital for several days, when they came very near havfnp- a very serious accident. Mrs Peel was hold ing the wheel while Mr. Peel was driving but for the moment had turned around to the back of the ma chine rearranßing some flowers that the wind had blown from \he seat. She happened to glance around for a moment as the car was nearing a tel ephone pole and it went off the road and straight into the pole. Mrs. Peel suffered two cuts on her arm and her dress and coat was' bad ly torn up by the windshield which was broken in many pieces. Her hus band was not hurt, but one of the cars fenders and the top were torn com pletely off. A passing car picked up the couple and carried Mrs.- Peel back to the Washington Hospital, where her wounds were dressed. She was able to return to her home last night. Negro Stabbed By Another Sunday Niirht Song played no part, but,'according to officers, women and liquor, caused Kichard Coley, colored, to fee the vic tim of deep knife wound Sunday night about 11.80. Hezekiah Purvis, also colored, ,-ent his knife in Coley'.s chest when an argument started ovoj; women. Both Coley and Purvis had been drinking, according to officers who went to the scene. Coley was carried to Dr. York's of fice, where the wound was sewed and dressed. Second Judge Required For Hog Show at Fair With the largest gwine show ever held in eastern Carolina, Roanoke Fair officials were forced to wire for a second judge from the State De partment of Agriculture at Raleigh today. The aecond judge will arrive ttday and will assist Mr. Hostettler. Even with a second judge, more time will be required to decide the awards than was required in the past shows. The swine show this year is un doubtedly the best to be had, and is said to be the largest in North Car olina. Hogs are entered from several States, and represent the Best breeds. Football Squad to Go To Plymouth Friday Friday afternoon the foot ball squad will go to Plymouth where they will do battle with the boys of the high school. will be a change made in the line up of the local team by their coach, Mr. Phil lips and a much better garag than the one last Friday is expected. week the following machinery left out in the weather: Two mowers, three wagons, six riding cultivators, four turning plows, four cotton plows, Ave transplanters, one binder—but no Fords. Official Program ' for Two Big* Days of Roanoke Fair THIKSDAY. SKI'TKMHKK 30—KVKR\ BODY'S DAY Special Demonstrations for Ladies in Woman's Budding Through out the l>ay > ■■fiiflO n in.—Gates open; meet your friends and neighbors ()n the Joy Plaza. "12:30 p. ni.—Band concert in the Riandstand by Mac Donald's Royal Scotch HiK'hlandciH-JlftmL. 1:30 p.m- Races culled; 2:10 pace and 2:12 trot; feature races tf the week; ifMOO purses; several horses front the Grand Circuit are entered in these races, free acts and hand specialties between races. 8:00 p.m.— (iieat night show* begins with band concert in grand stand, followed by free acts program and fireworks display. Midway then remains open until midnight. FRIDAY. OCIOUKK I—BOMlit OMING DAY 8:00 a. m. —Gates open and Joy Plaza, with its shows and rides, - in full blast. •12:80 p. m.—.-Hand concert by Mac Donald's Hand in grandstand. 1:30 p. m Races ealfed; 2:18 purses; com plete 'program-of~frt>e- afis and band specialties he ~ tween races. « 8:00 p. m. Big night show M'.'ts under way, with' bajul ctfncert, free, acts, and fireworks display. Midway open until w ' midnight. thicken Thieves Make ieeord Maul This Week Robbing coops of the last chicken is the record made by thieves during the past few nights, when they" entered iind robbed the coops of Messrs. W. A. James, W. H. Williams, W. C. Man ning and others. At their first stop, I hey took all, not even leaving one lioor chicken to mourn the loss of the ithers. In the other cases they,di vided the (lock, taking one and leav ing one from the bottom to the top roost plank. ' •Chickens are selling cheap in sev eral-places in town, mid close obnerva lion will bring an arrest within the n xt day or so, according to the po lice. J. A run on the chicken coops hap pens about this time every year, and when the -demand for the birds is lafge und with tli«» cost price so low, it profitable business results. Asks Undertaker To Come For Him Last Sunday morning about 2 o'- clock Jot* Cox decided he was nudy to go, so h' placed a call for the un dertaker, H ski llK him if he could come lor him. To call for the undertaker i." usually a job for the other fellow, and when Cox called for himself he caused a score of questions. The situation was cleared up when Cox stated that he was point? to work for the undertaker, or "the fella what bricks 'em up," to* quote Cox. Cox, a colored boy, has been workkig here for the past several days, an I had aked the undertaker in Klizabeth City for the job a number of days ago. He was down ami out ami was all but forced tr call the undertaker. Highlanders Band A«:ain the Feature Mac Donald's Koyal Scotch High landers Hand is regarded a the very best feature at the'fair. It brings us that type of music that sweetens the soul, the kind that lifts you up. They rot only sing and play those songs that have urged beautiful anl sturdy Scotch lassies to love more antl the Highland laddies to maj'ch to war with brave steps, btrt are masters of the music of our own land. While the 14-piece band pleases everybody, the most popular feature of the band seems to be the contralto solos of Miss Jessie Robertson. J. W. Hopkins Loses Garage and Contents Mr. J. Will Hopkins lost his garage a truck, an automobile, peanut pick- Mi and a number of other things sev eral-nights ago, when Are from an unknown origin caught in his garage. There is seme probability that a short circuit in the automobile bat tery caused the blaze. The loss was about $2,000 with no insurance. Superior Court Is Clearing Calendar * .superior court this week is clearing up the calendar without much effort, •'udge Hurnliill seems to b> able to accomplish much work without so much ado as some of the judges. Courtadjou'rned today by II o'clock because the day's calendar was al ready cleared. The casii of T. W. Holiday agaiiist the Atlantic ('oast l.iiie Railroad Co. will .be tried Thursday. This is a suit for damages for personal injury which occurred last December when, a I 'eight train struck Holliday's car at JamesviUu and broke .-his hip, from which lie is said by physicians to be permanently injured, lie claims that the train was running across a pul»- 11 c sin , t without light* and no dan- was displayed. The 'railroad will contmid that tin 1 injury is only temporally and that the 4rain was ob serving the proper traffic regulations. IJarn and I'aek House Destroyed by Fire Mr. I' roil Smith, of Plymouth, had tin- misfortune to have hi.s pack house, stock house, und barn burnid I'riday right on hi.s farm, the- old residence i Joseph ('. Smith, near Darileiis. All the farm tools and implements, H new truck, and ten acres of tobacco, except I lie fir.-.t curing and a portion ol his lips were burned. The property loss is estimated at fvorn $4,000 to^6,00(1, with only SBOO in.' urance. Mr. Haywood Moillin, the tenant in . barge, discovered the lire just in tiine to save the mules from being burned, but was not able to.save any thing else. He thinks the fire was in ti Miliary,. Mr. Dobyn's To Address Kiwanians Tomorrow Mr. ;corgi' L Dobyns will make a short address to the memb'er-s of the Kiwanis club' at their regular meet ing in the "rooms of the Woman's club at 12:30. Mr. Dohyns is troubled with a cold today, but his doctors think he will be till right tomorrow. Due to his illness, it was thought that there would be no meeting tomorrow. This was corrected when Mr. Dobyns stat es that he was sure he would be all right tomorrow and that he wguld ciunt it a pleasure to have twenty minutes of the club's program. Harry Wolsieffer is A sain Judging Poultry Mr. J. Marry Wolsieffer, who repre sents the Philadelphia Record and who is also publicity director of the S squi-Centennial Poultry Show, is in town for the week and is judging the poultry at the Roanoke Fair. Mr. Wolsieffer is a real lover of the bouth ;ir,d has great faith in it. Wateh the Label On Your Paper:_ It Carries the Date Your Subscription Expire**. ESTABLISHED 1898 Chief of Police of Washington Slain by Drunk Slayer Then Commits Suieide as Crowd Surrounds Him Chief of Police 11. L. Dellingor, of Washington, wa, killed at 11.30 Sat urday morning by I'hilmore Wright. Chief Dcllinger answered a call sent in from the home ol a Mr. Jackson on East Marn_ Street sayisg tliat Wright was drunk 'and was attempting to break in the house. Jut as Bellinger drove up, Wright stepped out of the yard to the sidewalk, and as the po liceman lowered hi.; head to yet out ui lus car, Wright fired, the shot striking him in the top of the hea&J lie tumbled out on Irts face, iind as he :feli W right shot him twice more though he was already-dead. ' V\ right walked away a little more t'uin a half block ami went around t> the back porch ut another house arid attempted to enter, saying that he was going'' to krll another man, Ity this time a large crowd was gathering, and Wright, seeing the large number of people surrounding him, placed the Mm in his mouth and fiigd, the ball passing out at his ear, and he, too, v.as dead almost instantly, Wright li-vfd on a house boat flear Washington I'arjt anil, frequently wafc :ifen drinking. lln was accused of killing his own son more than 2d years (.go. He had a mall boat, and he and his son stopped alortg the river's ■%'>. Wright Weill out and spent the night at a moo its hi ne still. The next morning the boy was found dead, hav ing bean beaten to death with a ham mer. v Sufficient proof could not be pro uucud to bring Wrixht to trial, and he claimed the murder Ivas commit ted by some person during the night while he was away. Liquor craze was supposed to be the sole cause of the trouble. Tea Demonstrator Has An Interesting Exhibit Miss lura /udge Bryant, a home economics wolker, is demonstrating I'lsch day in til' Building at the Fair (iroulds, between the hours 11 and 5, J well known brand of tea -fri e to it\. M '» Hrya#t is also giving out mini emus lit!lejpnmphlets. Among them is "\e KaiCy History of Tea," which runs us.hfck as far as the birth of Jesus onlj to find tea a favorite bev erage. ( iniing up through the vari ous epoel i of history, we find tea was the basis of our freedom. The little book tell! .us about the Kihntoii tea party, t,lu Boston tea party, and many other lmi irtant evi'jits leading up to the KevuJ ition. AnothA booklet tells of the mil lions in'foreign lands who live by gathering the leaves from the little P»nt and prepare it for the use of the World. Another leaflet of interest is 'Spices' textbook which tells many interest ing as well as valuable things. Forest Fires Rutins In Swamps Near Here Delist' smoke has filled the air for several days coming from forest fires. On Sunday great clouds of smoke came from the Cross Roads section, where a big fire was burning up the timber. When the wind sprung up fi«m the east Sunday, the smoke from the big fires in the dismal seemed to fill all space. The fire , has been burning for several days in the forests and pealy soil of the Terra Ceaia sec tion, causing much damage. Perhaps the fire came from some act of care lessness. Compromise Reached • On Dance Question The week-old dance question was settled last night when representatives of both sides of the dispute met and agreed upofTa pric'e. men tioned a price, and it was settled when Mr. Frank Carstarphen bought the rights of Messrs. Griffin, Britt & Wynne. While no definite sum was mentioned, it is understood that the a mount will cover all debts contracted by the three boys. The misunderstanding was straight ened out satisfactorily to both sides, and a good dance is assured for next Thursday night. The dance will start aOl a. m„ and music will be fur nished by a Virginia Beach orchestra.