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VOLUME XXX—NUMBER 73
SHORT CROP OF
MORE THIS YEAR
Government Crop Report
Estimates State Crop at
HALF OF CROP GINNED
Amifi Yield Per Acre Thia Year
Given A* 226 Pounds, Against
295 Pounds Last Season
lUueigh, Nov. 9.— North Carolina's
coi ton crop of 845,000 bales, worth
about |89,000,(X)0 shows 16 per cent,
greater value than last year's 1,218,-
000 bale*. Based on 21 cents average
for the first week in November and
13 cent* paid to farmers last Novem
ber, thia year's lint crop is worth 23
per cent, per acre more than the 1926
crop. The National crop on this basis
shows $177,000,000 gross value over
The government cotton crop fore
casts jubt cannot suit every one's
wishes and guesses, in spite of it be
•ng baaed almost entirely on 15,000
farmers' and ginnera' November 1
studied judgments. This month's judg
ment by the Crop Kaporting Hoard is
the same as last month—B4s,ooo bales,
or 70 per cent, of last year's 1,213,000
bales. The condition of 68 per cent,
is -« ported, an dthe yield per acre is
given at 226 pounds as compared with
295 last season.
The acreage reduction is per
cent, leaving the weevil damage at
about 24 per cent, as compared with
last year's yield. The Weevil damage
to bolls picked waa cent, com
plete boll loas. About 58 per cent, ot
the crop was ginned in North Carolina
to November 1 and 68 per cent, was
Hamilton Negro Pays $75
and Costs for Hitting
Another With Brick
In recorder's court here Tuesday,
George Lee Jones, colored of Hamil
ton. was fined $26 and costs of the
case and required to pay SSO to the
defendant's doctor. A four months'
road sentence was suspended for two
years up on the good behavior of the
Several weeks ago Jones and an
other negro engaged in a fight while
.attending church in Humilton. Jones
sent a brick at the plaintiff, and
crowned him Just behind tbe ear.'lt
was thought for a time that the
wound would prove serious. With this
In mind it was agreed by the State
and the defendand's attoreny that
the judgment in the case be rendered
\ null and void in the event of a serious
\ relapse of the injured prosecuting
witness provided the relapse be trace
able to injury inflicted by defendant.
J' Sunday Services
"Thilt Great Shepherd of the
Sheep" are the words of the text
whic hthe pastor will use in hia Sun
day morning sermon. It is found in
Sunda yevening there will be held
the third in the series of Sunday even
ing feervice* at the School auditorium,
110 Kan kin being the speaker. Fur
ther announcement of this will be
Men elsewhere in this paper.
The pastor will leave Monday for
Durham, where he will attend first,
the aesaions of the Baptist Pastors'
Conference of thia Siate and follow
ing that, the aeaalons of the State
Baptist Convention. One of the main
matters of moment to come before
the Convention will be the launching
of the movement to secure one and a
half million dollara for the Baptist
educational institutions of the State.
BUFFALO BILL, Jr.
"ALL NIGHT LONG"
Episode No. 1
"The Scarlet Brand"
Always a Good Show
gßßi\ * 4f JH
Armistice Day Program Is
Given At Meeting Held
In the exercises, commemorating
Armistice Day, held at u meeting of
parents-teachers association yestei
d ly afternoon, liev. C. O. I'ardo stated
the parents and teachers
■milling greater than cooperatingWilli
all people in the outlawry of war and
substituting fraternity of nations and
brotherhood of men. The .speaker
went on to explain the problem of
America at the eve of the war urtU
why it entered. The formal closing
of the war, armistice, was pointed
out to be the second of that Kind in
the annals of history to the r _uje
tioi- of Christ.
"Nine years have pas ed slnn '.he
cioMiig of the war, and public '.l.i
ment is still against any more \.av,
fhe speaker stated.
Mr. I'ardo gave as an ac j !ish
. nient of the World War the cry.-.tal
izntion of sentiment agiinst war.
lhis sentiment is not jnly expressed
through such organizations as the
American Legion, but France, Great
ftritaiir and America are ex pressing
it in their proposals for settlement
of international disputes.
Elbert S. Peel, in his talk before
the meeting, stated on Armistice Day
1916 he was 11M> miles from the
front; 1919 he marched all over Wil
iiamston, and now he has almost for
gotten the war, but two lessona learn-
L'd there are always fresh in his mem
ory. One of these Kir. Peel learned
from the French when they spoke
Lheir motto, '"fhey shall not pass.'
"History will show that the motto
was all that remained of the French
Army when the Germans were Anally
stopped. Only a handful of troops
Hip. second lesson was found in,
"Park up your troubles and smile—
nort worthwhile to worry," the favorite
expression of the American soldier.
To revive the spirits of the French
and English, American soldiers were
. routed through the streets of England
at . the cost of millions of dollars,
and it was their march and attitude
that turned the tides.
American Legioh says the smiles
of the Doughboys won the war; Great
Britian says the bottling up of the
Gennan fleet won the war and France
says it was won by holding Verdun
and at the Mame, but according to
To Have Colored School
In Hardison Mill Section
At the request of several citizens
in the Hardison Mill section, a school
will be opened for colored children in
the old Corey school house near Farm
Life. Citizens interested in the open
ing of a school there were here this
week before the Martin County Bo am
of Education, asking its cooperation
in the undertaking.
The school will open shortly, it is
understood, with al help possible from
the education board assured.
According to citizens in that com
munity, the number of colored resi
dents in that community will furnish
the school with a large number of
pupils. * '
« Williamston, Martin County, North C,
RED CROSS DRIVE
TO BEGIN TODAY
H. A. Biggs Is County
Chairman; Generous ,
With the cries of pjverty and hun
ger stretAing across from the West
awl down from \he New England
biates, the appeal of the Red Cross
otnus to us this year ,with an appeal
that is strictly human. The annual
roll cull starts today throughout th««
'_n nation, and it is the. hope of
the Red Cross officials that million*
w.ll answer and help save the lives
of thousands of people who are now i
homeless in the flooded areas.
11. A. lliggs, TTuirman of the call
in this county v.nh the exception of
Rohersoriville which has a local chap
ter, appointed j/(\;torday chairmen for
the various townships .and he will,
vithin the next few days, visit them
to assist in forming committees for
\lie work. ,
The chairmen appointed are:
Mrs. J. E. Smith wick, Jamesville;
Mrs. Geo. W. Taylor, Everetts; Mrs.
J. P. Boyle, H&miltjtn; Mrs. B. M.
Worsley, Goose Nest; Mrs. C. T.
Roberson, Griffins; Mrs. Joshua L.
Coltrain, Williams; Mrs. W.lLWatta.
Williamston; Mrs. J. F. Jordan, Dar
kens; Mrs. Roy Taylor, Poplar Point.
Sheriff Gets Off To Good
Start On Tax Collections
tP _________ , .J
.'tariff Roebuck and Deputy Grimes
made a splendid start on their.task of
collecting over two hundred thousand
dollars, county taxes, this week. The
rucccgs is to be measured in terms
of amount of monies collected, and is
hot to be compared with the amount
Both the sheriff and the deputy a
gree that to collect that amount of
money is some task, they having ar
rived at the conclusion since the
books were turned over to them last
Monday by the Hoard of County Com
v, - >
County Teachers Will
Meet Here Tomorrow
Due to an engagement in Fayette
ville this week end, it is not likely
that Dr. E- W. Boshart will address
the Martin County teachers in their
meeting here tomorrow afternoon. Or.
Boshart was scheduled to speak to
the teachers here the 19th, but the
county meet was moved up a week
so as to avoid a conflict with the dis- ,
trice meetings in Greenville and the
change found' him with an appoint
ment in Fayette ville.
A programf'followed in the usual
sessions will/' be held in the event
that Mr. Bfthart cannot arrange to
be here. j) /
the ipeakiSj' all these terms should be
.translated into modern thought,
"There shall be no more war."
"Live it and teach it; America has
the optimism necessary to work for
that accomplishment," stated Mr.
In January, the association is plan
ning to stage "Here Comes Arabella.'
The attendance prize went to Miss
Katharine Cole's sixth grade. During
the program, Mrs. Harper Holliday
sang, "Keep the Home Fires Burn
Caused by Giving Over to
Superior Court for
22 CASES ON DOCKET:
Majority of Cite* Were For Viola
tions of Liquor Law ki One
Porn Or Another
After giving over to the special
term of Martin County Superior court i
for the trial of civil cam's for two
weeks, the recorder's court here last
Tut-sday faced a heavy schedule.
'1 wentj«W» cases wdflNri the docket
for trial, and the majority of them j
were disposed of during the day's
tession, several of them 'were con
tinued. however. In a number of in
stances, the defendants plead guilty,
nnd the work of the court progressed '
The cases before the court follow:
Benjamin Tillman, cferged with
1 riving an automobile while intoxicat- !
Ed, was lined S6O and cost and re
quired to pay J. H. All J)rooks sls j
damage done to his car? Tillman's
license to drive an aut»»bile was
also revoked for a term of 80 days.
ScveAl days ago Tillman tan his cai
into that of J. H. Allsbn>ok& on the
»'i er hill. Tillman and his *ife crawl- ]
til out of the car, and one* they were
on the ground, the woman started
beating her husband in the face, re
minding him that aha had U>ld him he
wus too drunk to drive a car. About
that time Allsbrooks appeared itnd no
f.ooner than the negro aaw the police
man's uniform, he start*si in full
speed down the river hill. Alls
brooks caught him he had
gone very far, and arranged for his
trial here Tueaday.
John Giles plead guilty to a drunk
en and disorderly conduct lhatge, and
was fined $25 and the costs of the
Drought into court charged with
non-support, WHlie Thomas plead
guilty and judgment was suspended
upon the payment of the costs and
tin assurance of good behavior,
The against Oori Jjorey, Jim
Corey, Aaron Peel and Lee Griffin
and considered of little purport, was
continued for one week.
Irvin Coltrain plead guilty when he
was charged with driving an automo
bile while intoxicated and was fined
SSO besides having his license to drive
a car revoked for 30 days.
A. S. Leggett, charged with viola
tion of the liquor laws, plead guilty
of illegal possession of liquor. He
wns charged with the costs of the
case and given a ninety-day suspend
ed sentence. |
J. R. Gnflin, charged with assault,
was called.and he failed to appear.
"trie court, 'after hearing the evi
dence in Bert Craft's case, disagreed
with the defendant when he plead not
guilty to the charge of driving an au
tomobile while drunk. He was fined
SSO and charged with the costs of th,-
case. His license to drive a car dur
ing the next four months wag revok
ed. From the sentence, Craft appeal
ed to the superior court under a
Herbert Stalls had his cage con
tinued until December 20.
The case, charging W. W. Griffin
with larceny and receiving, was con
tinued two weeks.
J. Hyman Wynn plead guilty to an
assault with deadly weapon charge.
He was fined $25 and charged with the
costs. A four months' road sentence
was suspended upon the defendant's
good behavior for two yearg.
The case of Cris Barber, charging
him with attempt to pass worthless
'money, was digmisged when probable
cause could not be established.
Kan Manning was given a nine
months' rood sentence and charged
with the cogts of his cage when he
plead guilty to an assault charge.
The case against him in which he
was charged with driving a car while
intoxicated was nol pressed.
Henry Purvis charged with larceny
and receiving, had his rase continued
Attorneys appearing for John
Purvis, Earl Teel and Levi Purvis
waived examination in their caw in
volving a larceny and receiving
charge. Bond wag fixed for the de
fendants for their appearance at the
next term of guperior court.
James Purvig, charged with lar
ceny and receiving, wag called and he
failed to appear.
James Purvig, charged with lar
ceny and receiving also waived exami
nation in hig cage and entered into
bond for hia appearance at the next
term of guperior court.
Council Vick, with an agsault with
a deadly weapon charge against him,
was called but he failed to appear for
trial. - ,' , *
John Orange, violating liquor laws,
judgment absolute in accordance with
J. T. Matthews plead not guilty
when charged with operating a car
while intoxicated, but after hearing
the evidence the court found him
"" '■ T- '
I, Friday, November 11, 1927 ' A
Dr. E. R. Rankin Speaker
At Meeting Sunday Night
Recognized Authority On
Public Health Questions
To Be Heard Here
Was Formerly Head oi State Health
Department; fiow President of
The third of the series of com
munity meetings will be held here in
the school auditoriuni next Sunday
evening at 7:30 when Dr. K. K. Kan
kin, ot tiie Duke Foundation, speaks.
The attendance upon these meetings
us l " been very small in spite of the
fact thaj some of the State's lead
ing men are appearing on the pro
gram. The public is invited and Urg
ed to hear Dr. Kankin next Sunday.
I'r. Kankin, a native-North Carolin
ian, rendered untold service to the
people of the State in his work 'as
head of the State Department ot
Health. He is not only a state figure,
but is widely known throughout the
South and North for his work in
public health. Committees interested
in public health from England and
other foreign countries-' have visited
him 111 this State and studied his
methods used in public health work.
When the Duke Foundation at Duke
University was established, , Dr.
liAnkin—w«s its head, and
at the present time he is preparing
an Aten sive program for promoting
health work. It is-in this connection
that he will tell what his work is
doing (for the advancement of Chris
tian citizenship ip the State of North'
SLASHES UP CAR
Farm Life Man Has Close
Call When Car Is Hit
By Unknown Driver"
Fenner. of the Fai/fTt Lift;
section, had a narrow escape last
' Sunday night when! two cars were
lacing and passed him near the fair
grounds, fine on one side and one on
the other. As the driver of the ear,
passing -n the right, started' l«vpull
back to the road, he hit HardisXn'.s
car and tore practically one side ot
it off. He never slowed down-;*'but
went his way racing with the othei
Ford car. . 1
Hardison was driving a practically
new Star touring "car. Local police
haw made special efforts to locate
the Ford that did the damage, but
they have been unsuccessful in theii
Local Hi Eleven Defeats
Plymouth Second Time
'1 he win over Plymouth here yes
terday afternoon 12 to 7 added the
- fifth victory to th«» |'»vnl high whimi'*
list and established a new record of
Miccess in the realm of footbaH for
the local school.
The game yesterday afternoon had
its thrilling features, but it remained
"for C. B. Hardison, Durunt Keel,
Claude Baxter Clark, jr. and To.mmie
Teel to furnish the outstand
ing plays for the' locals. Two toueh
yciowns were prevented when the
1 whistle blewj at the end of the first
I half and at the end of the game. In
the first instance, Williamston wa»
on Plymouth's ten yard line, rushing
for the, goal. JugJ before the final
I thistle the locals were on Plymouth's
five-yard line, but lacked the neces
Kary push to carry the ball across the
white line in the alloted time.
Plymouth played no poor game, but
kept the locals at work from begin
ning to end. Miller Warren featured
for the visitors when he Intercepted
a pass and ,ran forty-five yards for
Meeting ot Jdmesville
Parents and Teachers
The parents-teachers association at
James vine held its second meeting
last night at 7:30 in the school audir
'.orium since its organization only a
few days ago.
At the meeting last evening, Mrs.
Uurnettc, the association's president,
laid before the body plans the as
sociation hopes to follow during the
remainder of the school year. The
plans .offered at the meeting are ex
pected to result in the beautification
the school's grounds and building. A
dew piano for the school is needed ana
tl(e association will lend its support
toward its purchase.
Tlie. need., of a picture machine in
ihe gchool fOf the showing of school
pictures was .The associa
tion pledged its support in the move
ment for a machine.
guilty and fined him $76 and charged
him with the costs. His licenge to
drive an automobile wag revoked for
four months. > ,
$15,000 BLAZE AT
Dry 'Kilns and Lumber
By Big Fire
WILL SOON REBUILD
Lack of Water Facilities Proves Great
Handicap to Firemen; Main.
Part of Mill Is Saved
Williamston had its first big fire
in several years last Tuesday after
no* n shortly after four o'clock when
thi; dry kilns of the Murray-McCabe
i umber colnpany were burned to the
ground. Starting from a spark fron.
•the smoke stacks of the mill, the fire
gained much headway before at
tendants upon the mill 'discovered it
and turned in the alarm. The fire
company responded hurriedly to the
cull, but was handicapped by the lack
of water facilities., Chief Henry Har
rison quickly organized a bucket
brigade, and by sturdy work the mail,
pan of the mill and several car loads
of lumber were saved.
For. several hours the flames from
,the_kj|j!ia..threatened the, main part
the mill, but the steady flow of watei
from the buckets held them in check
Ulid the fire W8S N confined to the
kilns. Mr, McCabe stated yesterd ly
that the kilns were carrying around
six cars of lumber, two of which wee
almost ready, t be removed for ship
The kilns wsfi the lumber w
valued at $15,f()0." Insurance in force
'»t the time pflrt'ly covered the loss,
but it will not replace the kilns to
one-half the'• former value. Due to
tlie—Wgh insurance rate where thr'V,
h riot* adequate fire protection, Mt.
McCabe stated that the company can
celled one of its $2,000 policies hird
lj more, than a week ago.
Will Rebuild Kilns
According to present plans, the
company will replace the kilns with
new and -larger ones. Wifrk Will be
i'tarted as soon as possible, stated
Mr. McCabe yestefcnuti .
DEATH OF MISS
Beloved Woman of This
Section Dies in
Miss Annie Mizelle djed at the
Woman's hospital, llaltimore, about
one o'clock Wednesday, morning af
ter an illness of mutty- months. Shtv.
hint been in the Liultiinqre hospital tor
six months and death was welcomed
by, the weary sufferer who had strug
gled so patiently during thAt time to
regain Iter health. K very thi iiy knuwn
to science was used in an effort to
check the ravages of spinal tuber- •
tulosis but nothing did any .good.
'I he body, accompanied by Mr. C. D.
Carqf.arphen, wAs brought here and
placed /ill thi* Methodist church to I
await burial in the Methodist church I
cemetery in Jainesvllle today. She I
was a member of the local church for
many years and asked that her body
be placgjJ thei/ prior to its burial. !
'Uit deceased was the only daughter ,
of the late Hardy Mizelle ami wife, 1
Anne Elizabeth Murriner, both promi-;
l:ent families of this section, and was
born in Jamesville, May 11, IH7O. i
She is survived'by a. brother, Wilmerj
Mizelle and a cousin, Napoleon Mar !
riner, of ltelhaven. In early girlhood
'she joined the Methodist Church at
Jamesville and was baptized by the
late Kev. J. O. Guthrie, who preach
ed in this section for many years.
After her parents' death when she
was about sixteen, she came to Wil
iiumston to live with her guardian, the .
late Dermis Simmons. She was with |
him untH ht* death several years|
later after which she made her home j
with the Curs tarphen family. She
wak graduated from the Williainston
Academy very young and then went
to Norfolk College where she com-,
pleted her education at eighteen.
Since that time until the past year,
she taught in the schools of Martin
ahd Edegcombe counties. She is
known to hundreds of the younger
|»cople of these counties as "Miss
Annie","and her her un
assuming but lovely Christian char
' acter impressed every child she
taught. She was of a cultured, re
fined temperament, and was never ob
trusive. but always firm and loyal to
its ideals. She always gave liberally
to the work of God, both of herself
and of her means.
The funeral will be conducted in
the local church at 2 o'clock this af
ternoon and interment will be made
beside her father and mother in the
cemetery at Jamesville. The active
pall bearers are J. K. Smlthwick, W.
W. Waters, Harry Waldo, W. F. Hai
slip, E. S. Peel, and J. D. Biggs. The
I Advertisers Will Find Ottr Col
umns a Latchkey to Over 1,600
• Homes of Martin County
FOR NEW SCHOOL
Designer for i.ooet*bonvil!e
School Will iJe oclected
At Same Time
NUMBER £ZR BIDS
County Board To c£r..d ~pe ial Meet
' n K Tuesday To Gt.
From Local Board .
The Martin County lioacd cu Edu
cation had a bu:,y iui> wet'!;
studying plans lor the two i M ■ : school
buildings to i.i t!-.i county,
one at I'obcrsohvill? and at Wil
liamston. Several\ architects from as
faj away as Hj€ko ,y and Wilming
ton were here subniut ,ig their work
dont in other places and making bids
for the work in this county! •
According to present ulans of the
education board, an architect will be
chosen at a special meeting here
next Tuesday at *s o'clock. I t i.- like
ly thut the work will be assigned to
one of the following architects, y. E.
Herman, Hickofvi Eric C. FlannaKun,
41 enderson; M. 1 .ouis
burg 1,. N. Honey;, Wilmington.
Eu h of these architects has been
recommended by the State I'.oard of
I'jtiueation. • •>
Al the special meeting Tuesday
tvening, the Martin County la. ard
will listen to suggestions fnwp the
board and from that of Rober
sonville. Superintendent Pope stated
ye.sterday, that it was the county
hoard's desire to listen to any and all
suggestions in so far as it was pos
Final plans will be ready by the
latter part of next month or in early
January... .according to an announce
ment from the Superintendent's of
State Convention of Chris
tian Church Closed
The annual convention of the Chtls
tian church,,hi'hl with the Gordon
Street Christian church, Kinston, came
to u close last evening, after a rno.st
■>uvexsful program. More than five
hundred out of town delegates attend-
The convention he,'(id some oT the
Church's grtultest lenders during the
three days' 'program. J)r, William K.
Macklin, one of the world's foremost
medical missionaries- and a great
missionary statesman, and who has
been in China for 42 years, made a
. ploidid talk on the recent history o!
China and its relations to the past.
Dr. Mackin, through his hospital work
in~lhe East and through his numerous
translations of Knglish works into the
Chinese, made ( muny frriends among
thi' leaders of China and was closely
•in touch with political movements
ti'iere mill I recently. AMMIg his close
friends beftfre he was forced to leave
China, was Dr. Sun Vet Sen, at ope
time provisional ' .president jnf the
Chinese Republic and originator of
(tie People's Party.
Oilier prominent figures appearing
before the convention were Dr. Jesse
M.„ liader, of fit. Louis, who is in
ternational chairman of evangelism of
that church, Dr. li. A. Abbott, editor
of the Christian Evangelist and Lee
Sadler, of Richmond, who preached
the convention sermort*
Dr. liader is in charge of the pro
gram on education and evangelism
fMi„Ui eeonvention and his main talk
was made Wednesday night on the
preparation for the l'enecostal cele
bration in 15*30. '
Di. Abbbtt spoke on Christian I'nity,
anu he declared that Christian Unity
is coming soon.
Sunday Services at
efuroh sphoof, », TH.
Morning Prayer and sermon, 11:00
There will be no evening service at
this church. All members of the con;
gregation are urged to atteml the,
community service in the school au
ditorium at 7:.10.
Negroes Caught in Crap
Game Are Fined $3 Each
Thirty dollars and the costs of the
cases, were paid into the mayor's
court treasury when ten colored boys
were found guilty of disorderly con
dm i at the town's municipal light and
power plant early last Sunday morn
Mayor Cobum held the trials last
honorary pall bearers are C. D. Car
..tarphen, A.VT. Crawford, R. J. Peel,
W. H. Crawford, W. S. Rhodes and
Rev. T. W. Lee, of the local church,
wijl conduct the funeral services.