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VOLUME XXIX—NUMBER 62
of High Schools
Inspector Explains New
Schedule to County
Mr. J. L. Memory, assistant high
school inspector, was here last Satur
day going over the reorganisation
schedule with the principals and as
sistant high school teachers of the
The new schedule, as explained by
Mr. Memory, will see a reduction in
the number of units from 18 to 16.
The old aystem offered 18 units with
the privilege of substituting several
courses. The new schedule does a
vvay with the student's selection of
courses and requires of him 16 units
fiat. The reduction is made by the
elimination of two courses of foreign
languages from the list of studies.
These two courses may be either Lat
in or French, the selection to be made
t) the school and not by the pupil.
Instead of teaching either of the two
in the eighth grade, as has been the
custom, instruction will only be giv
en in the tenth and eleventh grades.
The course of study was again
changed when an additional course in
the standard high school up to three.
To make this possible, impracticable
parts in several of the math books
were eliminated, giving three years
instruction in this department instead
of the usual four. It was explained
that all courses in science must be
- accompanied by laboratory work in
order that full credit may be had.
Other changes were noted when
more extensive training in Engliah
was provided and when a full 45-min
ute class period was agreed upon.
The time for changing claaaes during
the past has been at the expense of
the regular period.
Questions relating to individual
•choola in the county were answered
by Mr. Memory, and a definite under
standing of the working of the school
schedulea was gained by the county's
school principals and teachers.
The new schedule comes through the
efforts of High School Inspector High
smith, and the change is made with
the approval of the various college
heads. Entrance requirements of the
colleges and universities will be al
tered so as not to offer any difficulty
tr students leaving high achool with
the intention of entering the places
cf higher learning.
Calvin Hoggard Died
Yesterday Calvin Hoggard, who
lives near here died of a complication
».*f diseases and old age, which result
ed in an acute heart attack. He was
in his seventy-first year.
Mr. Hoggard had lived in thia coun
ty for Bome time but was born and
reared in Bertie. He ia survlvbd by
his wife, one aon, and one daughter.
Funeral services were held at the
Riddicks Grove Church this afternoon
with Rev. T. W. Lee officiating.
Mrs. Mary E. Woodley
of Creswell, Dead
Mrs. Mary E. Woodley, of Creswell,
died at her home last week in her
78td year. She was the wife of Win
field S. Woodley, who survives. They
celebrated their golden wedding an
niversary last December.
Mrs. Woodley leaves six daughters
and three sons. One daughter, Mrs.
H. M. Ainsley, lives in Oak City.
Quite a number of other relatives al
so live in this county.
She had been a member of the
••Christian Church for more than 80
"SAY IT AGAIN"
Good; Big Break
Market; Growers Pleased
Death of Mrs.
B. C. Chesson
Died Friday Afternoon
After Illness of But
Friday afternoon there occurred in
Williamaton one of the saddest deaths
that we have known, when Mrs. Lillie
Blanche Moore Chesson died after a
short illness. A lovely example of
wife, mother, and daughter, she
survived by a husband, child, and par
ents, who are bowed down in their
grief. Her home, though probably
cot the finest, waa one of the happiest
in our community, and her family has
the deepest sympathy of numerous
friends and acquaintances in their
Mrs. Chesson was the oldest daugh
tei of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Moore
and was born in Pitt County, but has
lived here since early childhood. She
was born July 28, 1899, and died Oc
tober Ist, 1926. Besides her parents,
she is survived by two sisters and
four brothers, Gladys and Ora and
Sam, Charley, Jasper, and David.
She was reared in the Baptist
church, but after her marriage she
joined the Methodist, of which church
her husband was already a member.
Her marriage to Bruce Chesson,
who was formerly of Washington
County, occurred September 6, 1919.
Besides her husband, she is survived
by two little sons, Bruce Cecil, age 6,
and an infant, Reginald Eugene, who
will be two weeks old tomorrow.
The funeral services took place at
her lata residence Saturday afternoon
at 3.80 o'clock, with her pastor, Rev.
T. W. Lee, officiating. There was a
large crowd in attendance at their
last rites and there were numerous
Mr. Chesson's parents, Mr. and Mr*
R. S. Chesson, of Everett*, will mate
their home with him here.
Report of Farm
Agent for Sept.
Is Now Taking- Orders
for Carload Pyratol
Following is the report of County
Agent T. B. Brandon, for the month
of September, as submitted to the
board of county commissioners at
their meeting Monday: 1 ■
22 days spent in fleld work
4 days spent in office work
112 office conferences.
86 telephone calls.
108 letters written on official busi
61 farms visited.
2 meetings held; 218 in attendance.
786 miles traveled on official duties.
6 articles written for local papers.
The greater part of the week was
spent on fair work, getting the coun
ty and community exhibits ready for
the fair; also in helping farmers to
select their exhibits for the fair.
A part of the time was devoted to
getting orders for anoher car of Py
r&tol. Farmers who wish to get some
I'yretol in this car please see the
county agent in the next two weeks
or leave the money at the Farmers A
Merchants Bank, as no order will be
considered until the money is received
*s I have to send it with the order.
Attendance at Fair
Greatest Ever Here
When the curtain waa lowered last
week on the Roanoke Fair, one of the
greatest events ever recorded hare
went into history. It all seems a
dream now, but official statements
hold that we saw the largest crowds
here last week that we had ever seen
here. Officials inform us that we saw
the largest swine shew ever seen in
the State, if not in the entire South.
The poultry show was larger than the
one of last year, and this show now
enjoys the distinction of being the
most outstanding one south of Wash
ington, D. C. The exhibits were good
throughout, and demonstrations prov
ed of great value.
Official figures on attendance and
reeeipta could not be obtained tlii«
morning. Estimates furnished by the
manager, however, hold that this years
attendance was better than of former
yeara. Manager Poe is busy straight
ening op the affaire /or the associa
tion, aid it will be only a few weeks
before our attention will he lost an
the 1936 fair and our eyes fixed on
the one coming next year.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, October 5,1926
Two Farmers Average
62c Pound for 800
With prices strong, tobacco has
been pouring in the local warehouses
during the past few days in very
large quantities. Yesterday, there
were slightly over 200,000 pounds on
the floors, and the sales made were
ptAasing in practically every caae.
The warehouse averages for yester
day, when put together, made a grand
one of about $29 per 100 pounds.
The highest average, so far as we
could learn yesterday, went to the
Messrs. Ellis and Hanlison, of Hardi
sons Mill. These two gentlemen had
around 800 pounds on the floor, and
averaged 62 cents per pound fer the
entire lot. Both of these men are
excellent tobacco farmers, and they
handle their crop with the greatest
care. They have always made go*d
sales, but the one yesterday beat all
On all the sales, the fanners were
pleased and many of them said they
received better prices on the William
ston market than on any they had
There were many common tips on
the floors yesterday, and they were
bringing substantial prices.
Two Cases Disposed of
Last 3 Days of Court
The case of Harrison vs. Banihill
was the first caae called after court
convened last Wednesday. It was a
case charging Barnhill with aliena
tion ot affections. The caae lasted
for two days and was hard fought by
attorneys on both sides. Barnhill
won the case, because the plaintiff's
former wife's character was brought
into question, and the jury decided
the infidelity waa due to her lack of
In the case of Thos. E. Holliday va.
the A. C. L Railroad, Holliday was
awarded $6,000 damages. Holliday
was suing for damages for personal
injury caused when a freight train,
while awitching on a dark night last
December near the Jamesville sta
tion, backed into his automobile; the
impact fracturing Holliday's hip, and
causing lameness which still exists,
and which he claimed will grow worse
as he grows older.
Man Held Here For
Slade Stailings, a white man, waa
placed in jail here yesterday after
noon by Sheriff Roberxon. Stalling*
is wanted by Brunswick County au
thorities, and he will Ije carried to
Southport just aa soon as officers of
that county can arrive here to take
Stalling!, who ia married and has
four children, deserted them in En
field and went to Southport, where he
is charged With cohabitation. He de
serted his family this past summer,
and after living as man and wife with
another woman in Brunswick County
for several weeks he returned to this
county and was living with his family
who had moved near here from En
filed, when captured.
He > originally from Beaufort
County, but for a number of years
he has lived in various parts of the
Slate, mainly In this county.
Rocky Mount Pair Gets
Off to a Good Start
The Rocky Mount Fair began last
| night, with everything set for the
greatest fair in its history. Among
the notables who will attend this
week are Governor McLean, who
through his successful administration
ia becoming one of the most admired
men in the State, Senator Hefln, one
of the South's best oratora, and sev
eral congressmen from eastern and
There will be good horse races
each day, beginning today and con
tinuing through Friday, with special
pony races tomorrow and Friday.
There are good shows on the mid
way, and the exhibits are very fine,
[BO we have haard. 11
Boy Hurt In Wreck
Friday is Improving:
Mr. Leonard Trueblood, of Wilson,
who waa badly hurt- when a Dodge
coape fa which ha waa riding struck
the center pillar supporting the rail
load underpaaa at the wast end of
Main Street early Friday morning, is
reported as doing well at a Washing
ton hospital, where he waa taken for
Appropriate $1,500 for
Work Next Year
An appropriation of sl,6#ii.o(> was
made yesterday at the meeting ot the
board of county commissioners here
at their rooms at the courthouse for
a county farm demonstration agent
for the year 1927. The motion for
the-appropriation was made by Mr.
T. B. Slade, jr, and seconded by Mr.
H. M. Hurras. J. N. Hopkins, T. B.
Slade, jr, and H. M. Hurras voted for
the appropriation and Commissioner
J. G. Barnhill voted against it. This
amount goes mainly in the salary re
ceived by the agent.
Other than making this appropria
tion, the board did little, there being
only a few small problems to face,
them. An order discharging George
Keys from the care of the county
home was carried when the motion
was made by H. M. Byrras, seconded
by J. G. Barnhill, and put to a vote.
E. L. Wurd, of Rober.sonville, was
refunded $4.38, he paid that
amount in taxes listed through error.
Mary Anne Bell was added to the
county's poor list, an allowance of $2
per month being made her."
A donation, amounting to s£s, was
ordered by the board to be sent to
the Children's Home Society of North
Upon approval and recommendation
of the board of education, the county
will support a truck for the transpor
tation of school children from the
Lilleys Hall School Dtatrict to the
Farm Life School. The Amount for
this is not to exceed $910.50. •
Those attending the meeting were
H. C. Green, chairman; J. G Harnhill,
H. M. Burras, and T. B. Slade, jr.
TO MEET THURSDAY
The parent-teachers association
'will have its first regular meeting
ne*t Thursday afternoon at four o'-
clock in the school building.
The importance of these meetings
is to be measured in, no small way,
and every parent and citizen owes it
to his child, his community, and him
self to give his most ardent support
to such an organization. The presi
dent of the association feels sure that
there will be a large attendance at
this, the first regular meeing of the
1926-27 school term, and that there is
not a single person In our community
who can not attend. The meetings
only last for one hour, and are held
just once each month.
The work of the school is next to
that of the church inimportance. What
are the parents in Williainston doing
to make the school a more useful and
better Institution, one that will fit our
children for life's work? Your at
tendance is urged, and your aid ia
Local Higrhs Defeated,
But Make First Score
Scoring for the first time in the his
tory of football in the local high
school, Williamston suffered its sec
ond defeat of the season when it
played the Plymouth High School
team in that city last Friday. The
game was roughly played by both
sides, and the acore of 20 to 3 is not
at all representative of the loca/
boys' playing. The best feature of
the game was when the local boys
took the ball on their 20-yard line
and worked it down by down until
they were within five yard# of a
touchdown. A fumble at this point
destroyed all hopes of scoring other
than the points gained when the
Plymouth boys were thrown for a
Washington comes here tomorrow,
and one of the best games of the sea
son is expected.
Oil Truck Turns
Over in Sand Bed
A Texaco oil truck, driven by El
bert Manning and belonging to' the
Harrison Oil Co., got in a sandy rut
and flipped right over, as if it had
been turned over by a much stronger
force than just a sand bed, while en
route to Bear Grass last Friday af
ternoon. The truck was heavily load
ed and when it became a little ever
balanced it went completely over. El
bert was hurt on one side, bruises
being made on his neck, shoulder, and
arm. Little B. B. Watts, jr., who
accompaniee him on most of his tripa
was a passenger aboard the cab. He
was not hurt, but very difficult to ex
tract from his closed-in position.
The cab and aide where the oil cans
hang were torn up rather badly, but
the damage was not to very gnat.
Bertie Man Says Roanoke Fair
Is Best in North Carolina; Also
Praises Local F
The Enterprise received the tol
lowing letter Saturday from Dr.
Cliff Whitehead, of Woodville:
My Dear Editor:—l spent yes
terday with your good whole
souled hospitable people. Where
in the world is there a more hos
pitable people on this earth? Now
1 have had the pleasure of travel
ing quite a bit. Three years ago
1 traveled 25,000 miles over 27
railroads in this country—just
back from Canada a few weeks
ago—but I have yet to find a more
beautiful little town or a nicer
crowd than I was mixed with yes
terday. I had 25 people to ask
Tobacco Man of
in Auto Wreck
J. M. McGowan Killed
Saturday When Car
J. M. McGowan, one of Greenville's
leading tobacco warehousemen, was
instantly killed Saturday night when
a ear driven by hint turned ovei in
a ditch near Grifton.
Mr. McGowan was accompanied by
Mr. George Dail, also of Greertville,
and who was painfully but not dan
They had i-pent Saturday in Lenoir
County, accompanied by ex-SherifT
Arden Taylor, of Kinston, who was
ussisting them in drumming tobacco
in the Greene and Ienoir sections.
They had left Taylor at his home in
Kinston and were reluming to Green
ville when the accident occurred. A!
faulty steering gear was charged
with the cause of the accident.
Mr. McGowan, with Mr. Cannon,
was operating the old Gorman Ware
house, and was also a member of the
fitm of Johnson & McGowan, who
were running the house occupied by
McGowan and Cannon last year.
The funeral was held Monday af
ternoon. All the Greenville ware
houses were closed at 3 o'clock. The
i'uneral was conducted by Rev. L. B.
Jones, pastor of Jarvis Memorial M.
E. Church. The Masonic Order also_
held a service at the grave.
Oirls' Clubs Organized
in Number County
Following is the report submitted
to the county commissioners at their
meeting Monday by Miss Anna Trent
hum, home demonstration agent, and
shows the work done by her during
the month of September:
Number of meetings held, 9; at
Number of other meetings attend
ed, 2; attendance, 60.
Number of home visits made, 2.
Number of office calls, 20.
Number of letters written, 40.
Number of circulars distributed, 270
Number of days spent In office: One
Number of days spent in field, 24.
Miles traveled in performance of
Number of method demonstrations
in food preparation, 4.
Number of method demonstrations
in food preservation, 6.
Number of method demonstrations
ir cu|ling poultry, 3.
Number of method demonstartions
in arts and crafts, 1.
Number of result demonstrations in
arts and crafts, I.
Other help given to 51 people.
1 have organized girls' clubs at
Jamesville, Hamilton, Williamston,
Everett*, Gold Point, Keel, and Par
niele. More than two hundred girls
are enrolled in the clubs.
The last week in the month was
spent in work at the Roanoke Fair.
Tobacco From Suffolk
Sold Here Today
Coming all the way from Suffolk,
Messrs, Benthal, Griffin and Win
borne sold around three thousand
pounds of tobacco today on the floors
of a local warehouse.
These gentlemen are prosperous
farmers in their state and made their
way here, knowing of the good sales
to £e had at thiH market. Each of
them was well pleased, and express
ed his intentions of returning again
in the next few dayi.
me how 1 like the fair. Why, it
was simply wonderful. Stock—
you don't have to go to the great
stock countries of the Northwest
to tind beautiful stock—just go to
Martin County Fair. I love North
Carolina, hut if the Supreme
Court (and they are all my good
friends) were to ask me which is
the best Fair in the State, 1 would
unhesitatingly say "Martin
_ My hat is off to Williamston
and her hospitable people—good
1 am sincerely,
l»r. CLIFF WHITEHEAD.
Woodville, N. C., October 1, 1926.
Two Local Girls
Just Back from
Scene of Storm
Say Real Estate Men
Trying to Hide Real
Misses Mary and Geneva Cook re
turned Sunday morning from a trip
to Florida, which began the Saturday
of the frightful storm there. They
first encountered it at West Palm
lieach, where their train stopped and
spent the night. The cars rocked and'
the rain beat in the l'ullman cars so
badly that they had to sit huddled
toKether- under umbrellas to keep
from being drenched.
They reached Miami Sunday morn
ing and found the apartment they
were to occupy all right, it being in
the business district of Miami, which
was the only section where the build
ings were not at least partially torn
down, the greatest damage in this
section being the plate glass windows
destroyed. The girls said it was ab
solutely impossible to find a glass any
where. For three days after their
arrival they were not permitted to
go out farther than a block and only
that far because they made friends
with the watchman, as the wfiole
town was under martial law.
Just a short distance away from
their rooms was a community house,
d commodious building, that was filled
-to overflowing with orphans; some ba
bies, some a little older, but all made
orphans by the storm. An acquaint
ance a few doors from thom adopted
a little baby that a boat picked up
tied to raft which was floating in
theT>ay. Tlicy can recount instance
upon instante of such cases into
which they ran into personally. , —*—
The people of Miami lieach who
were rushing into Miami on the
causeway which connects Miami with
the islands, on which are the Miami
beaches, between the first and second
storms, wert- all swept away when the
second ntorin struck, and their bod
ies were washed ashore for more than
three days. They were packed in
sawdust anil changed to cofllns as
soon as the demand was supplied by
special government aid. For three
days the ambulances had full sway
of the streets and putklic highways,
each being filled to its capacity.
After five days they were allpwed
to go anywhere they wished. The
houses in the residential sections
were nearly all demolished.
Mrs. Tom Dupree, sister of Mrs. J.
W. Andrews, of this place, had her
home blown down, but her husband
has a large apartment house and
they are now living in there. There
was hardly a single left stand
ing in Fort Lauderdale, Moorehaven,
noi Hollywood, ,pnly two or three
large hotels and a Masonic tmeple.
Coral Gables did not suffer so badly
as the other places mentioned.
The Misses Cook said that there
was much talk and discontent being
spread in those towns because the
real eatate operators and the officiate
are trying; to hide the extent of the
damage, and that there was a vast
amount of real Buffering over the
Extends its Thanks
With all sincerity the Williamston
Comhierce wishes to pub
licly extend ita great appreciation to
Dr. John D. Biggs and Mr. Frank U.
liurnes for the banquet given in hon
or of the members of the local tobacco
board of trade Thursday, September
The banquet was a most pleasant
event, and nothing could have been
held that would have proved more
bwieflcial in the way of having our
tobacco -xiaitora feel at home here.
This organisation feels its indebted
ness to Dr. Biggs and Mr. Barnes,
and it assures them that their gift
will long be rem«xnb«x*d. »
Watch the Label Oa Yonr
Paper; It Carriea the Date
Your Subscription Expiree.
Contract Is Let
A. T. Perry Is Successful
Bidder; Will Cost
their meeting lastn ight, the
Lioard of Town Commissioners let the
contract for the building of a ware
house at ther iver wharf to Mr. A. T.
Perry, the contract calling for an ex
penditure of SI,OBO. Two mills have
started filling~the ~lumber orders and
the structure will be completed with
in about two weeks' time, according
to those in charge of the project.
The project was brought before the
commissioners several weeks ago and
since that time plans and bids have
been submitted, the commissioners
having, at that time, given their ap
proval to the construction of a ware
house at the river. Ot was first
thought that the building would cover
the roadway between the present
buildings and leading to the wharf,
but thorough investigations were
made and it wa* found that this
would not be practicable. As the plans
now stand, and they will be followed,
the warehouse will connect with
the building now on the left side of
the road and will extend outward 75
feet. This will make a building with
a width of 30 feet and with u length
of about 132 feet.
Between 80 and 100 cars can be
stored at 'one time in the structure
and it will accomodate the shiprtients
of tords and other freight now com
District Club Meeting
Belhaven, October 14
The annual meeting of the fifteenth
district of VVman's Federated Clubs
will be held in Helhaven, Thursday,
October 14th at 10 o'clock. Mrs. F.
M. Hobgoqd, district president, urges
ever member of every club who pos
sibly can, to attend. A large atten
dance is especially urged so that this
district might win the state atten
Mrs. John 1). Biggs, jr., local presi-
very anxious thftt the mem
bers of this club attend and all those
who have cars they can take will
I" ease telephone Mrs. Biggs and all
those who do not have cars, but want
to go and are willing to help furnish
gas will also phone Mrs. Itijjgs and
she will try to get thp--tr&nsporta
We have heard that other clubs in
nearby towns will be there almost to
a member and we hope the William
ston women will make every effort
tn attend. Non-members are cordail
ly invited to attend, and they, as well
as the members will get inspiration
and enthusiasm that will be well
worth thriir while.
l unches will be carried and turned
ever to a committee from the Bel
haven club on arrival.
Dry Here While Others
Sections Are Flooded
While North Carolina is suffering
from a drought which has dried up
streams, wells and springs, making
drinking water an object in some sec
tions, hundreds of towns in the Mid
dle West are flooded and millions in
property, destroyed. Many people have
been drowned within the past few
days by the high waters. The terri
tory suffering most is found in Kan
sas, Illinois and on through sections
Excellent Picture at
Strand Thursday Nite
"Sy It. Again" featuring Richard
Dix will be at the Strand theatre
next Thursday night. This picture is
said to be one of the best coming our
way in some time. Many who have
seen it express their opinion of the
film by stating that they are planning
to see it again.
Hamilton Gives $43.25
To Florida Sufferers
Showing a spirit of helpfulness
and one unequaled in the county,
Hamilton deserves public mention
for the gift Bent the Florida storm
victims. The $43.26 was collected im
mediately after the Florida disaster
and sent to the relief fund of that
Mrs. Robert Heydenreich, who wu
operated on yesterday for the remov
al of her tonsils by Dr. C. J, Sawyer
in his offices here, is getting along
very nicely this morning. Friends
hope she will be out in a day or s».
Miss Polly Campbell visited Mrs.
I- C. Bennett last week. .