The enterprise. volume (Williamston, N.C.) 1899-201?, January 17, 1928, Image 1
Wack the label OH Your Paper; It Carries the Date Your Subscription Expires > !_/ VOLUME XXX—NUMBER 91 $2,734,000 WORTH FARM PRODUCTS SHIPPED HERE Thought Shipments From County This Year Are Largest in History 390 CARS OF TOBACCO Peanuts Second With 256 Cars; Part Of Products Shipped by Boat; More To Be Shipped Farm products, valued at, two and three-quarter million dollars, were shipped from this market during the past season. According to the var ious records obtained from shippers and transportation companies, there were 266 car loads of peanuts, 390 car loads of tobacco and 4,000 bales of cotton shipped lrom tKis market from the early pari of September up to and including yesterday. The estimated value of the 768,000 bags ol peanuts *was placed at $384,- 000. Tobacco led the \ list with its value estimated at $1,950,000. While these two commodities represent the shipments of the local market, the 4,000 bales of cotton represent several market*. The value of the cotton was /estimated to be $400,000, making a grand total lor the three commodities of $2,734,000. , Hac.ng the total for the three com modiues at one-half the total value w for the entire county, a resulting average income for the 26,000 indivi duals—the population of the county— would be around $220. This income only receipts from cgt ton, tobacco arm peanuts. To show a complete report, corn, potatoes, meat and other farm commodities should be considered.. S It is thought that shipments of farm commodities from the market here were the greatest they have been in the history of the county. For a period of almost four months, dozens of railroad cars have been pulled from , the sidings loaded with peanuts 1 and tobacco. The Norfolk, Baltimore and Carolina Boat Line has handled boat load after boat load of cotton, peanuts and tobacco^ And the shipping is not all com pleted according to one of the local peanuts buyers who stated yesterday Ithat he thought there would be at least twenty-five more cars of pea nuts would be shipped from here be fore the market closed. Tobacco ship ments wily, continue during the next few days, it was also stated. WEED REPORT FOR DECEMBER 19,912,916 Pounds Sold in Bright Belt During Past » Month According to the North Carolina tobacco sales report, 19,912,916 pounds of tobacco were sold in the New Belt during the month of December, bring ing the total sales for the season in the belt up to 241,811,826 pounds. The average for the season was given at $21.99. Local warehouses reported 529,308 pounds sold during the month of December, and 7,367,654 pounds for the season up to the time the hol idays began. The figures for the sea son are are shown in the report do not inelude dealers' resales. The aver age price paid on\ .e local market, 20.29, was figured with all scrap > bought on the market added to the number of pounds sold. Favorable Trend in Business Circles New York, Jan. 16.—Industry dis played continued signs of expansion last week, while other lines of trade were just beginning to recover from the post-holiday lull. The general trend of the country's commerce as a whole was favorable. STRANrv THEATRE I J WEDNESDAY WALLY WALES , in "The Action Craver" Also 2 - REEL COMEDY and FREE TICKET FOR SHOW FRIDAY Theatre Well Heated THE ENTERPRISE Roanoke Fair To Begii - September 25 This Year The Roanoke Fair here this year will be held September 25, 26, 27 and 28 according to ten tative dates arranged at a meet • ing of fair secretaries in Wil son last Friday. The fair here is the first on the list accord-" ing to the dates announced at the Wilson meeting. Mr. J. L. Kodgerson left Sun day for Kichmond where con tracts for the midway attrac tions will be drawn up and signed. Before leaving, He stat ed that he was going to, make every effort possible to bring the biggest and best attractions on the road today. TENTH SERIES BUILDING AND LOAN MATURES $29,400 Paid Out By Local Association Yesterday; About Half Cash NEW SERIES Itf MARCH Association Has Paid Share Holders Six Per Cent Besides Helping To Build Many Homes With the tenth series of the Mar tin County Building and Loan Associ ation stock maturing this week, share holders subscribing when that 'series opened, were paid $29,400 yesterday. The tenth series was subscribed to en tirely by local people, and represents a saving of $29,400, accumulating over a period of 332 weeks. The cash paid out by the associa tion to its shareholders amounted to around $13,600, the remainder ol the $29,400 was for the cancelling of loans floated by the organisation. The Martin County Building and Ixian Association haß paid its share holders six "per cent, 'on their sav ings, and during its existence it has financed many home-builders in the construction of their homes. Anotner series of the association will open in March, it was announced by officers yesterday. NEW FREIGHT j RATEFORSOUTH How New Rates Will Com pare With Old Ones Not Yet Known New freight rates for the South have been ordered by the Interstate Commerce Commission, effective Jan uary 16. Both shippers and carriers declare they are unable to say just how the new rates will correspond in actual cost to the old rates. They have di vided the commodities into twelve classflcations. The first class rate Is based at 34 cents per 100 pounds, the sixth class is 13 cents and the twelfth class is 6 cents the hundred pounds. It will cost, according to this new schedule of rates, sl.Ol to ship 100 pounds of first class freight 200 miles; 40 cents for the sixth class shipment, and only 18 cents for the twelfth class. These rates are for less than car load shipments. Shippers generally agree that there will be a considerable saving in freight charges in the South now that the new rates are in effect. Oakland Increases Sales Organization The Oakland Motor Car Company, which advanced from the position of ninth in point of sales volume during 1926 to fifth place in 1927, has ex panded its already extensive sales or ganization to handle an expected fur ther sales increase during this year, j it is announced by W. R. Tracy, vice president in charge of sales, i All of the district sales offices are being expanded and moved to larger quarter* and the number of represen tatives traveling among the dealers from the district offices has been in creased. Many more dealers are be ing added to the present total of more than 4,300 which now is nearly five times the aiie of the dealer organiza- Uon in 1926. Shortage in OBce Force This Week % ' * Editor W. C. Manning Is in Ral eigh this week attending the State meeting of the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of which he j* vice president. Mr. W. H. Booker, head of the composing room of The Enter prise, is also in Raleigh where he is A delegate from the local Masonic lodge to the Grand Lodge meeting be ing held there thia weak. We are short another important member of the force, '"Snowball" who was sent home yesterday morning when it that hia father had the "«mallpox. j Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, January 17, 1928 FIRE LOSS HERE DURING 1927 IS NEARLY $15,000 Fire Company Answers 10 Alarms During Year, Chief Reports MAKES GOOD RECORD Insurance Commissioner Says He Is Much Pleased With Record of Volunteer Company Williamston's fire loss during the year 1927 amounted to $14,100, it was estimated in the report of Chief Henry D. Harrrison, of the local volunteer fire company, to Dan C. Honey, State insurance Commissioner. The loss for the year was practically negligible with the exception of that incurred by Murray-McCable Lumber Company when its dry kilns were burned._ During the year, ten alarms werK turned in and to each the volunteer firemen responded hurriedly and faith fully. The number included the false alarm sounded in the early morning of December 26. In 1926 there were only six alarms, and the loss during that year was considerably smaller than it was last year. In his report, Mr. Harrison stated that two of the 1927 fires were caused by oil from oil stoves, another by a cigarette, a third by sparks from smoke stacks, and a fifth by ashes, and the others by causes that were unexplainahle. In the majority of cases, carelessness was said to have been the indirect cause of the fires. Insurance Commissioner Boney, in a letter to Chief Harrison, stated that he was very much pleased with the record made by the local volunteer fire company during the past two years. The 1927 report showed that not a single fire alarm was turned in from January to' about the middle of Sep tember. A.J.DAVIS DIES IN JAMESVILLE Victim of Paralyse Fu neral Services Held Sunday Augustus J. Davis died Saturday at his home in Jamesville. Mr. Davis was a native of the Poplar Chapel neighborhood where he had lived the greater part of his life. He was, for many years, a fiisherman on the Roanoke, and during that time he caught millions of fish. For the past number of years, he was afflicted, being stricken years ago with paralysis, He was twic«Kmarried. By the first marriage, he leaves five children, John Davis, Norfolk; Wright Davis, Mrs. Dudley, Mrs. Laura Tyndall, and Mrs. Will Keel, all of Savanah, Ga. Hy his second marriage, he leaves three children, Carrie 8., Mary E. and A. J. Davis, jr. He was from one of the old fam ilies of the community and leaves many lelativei. The funeral services were by War ren A. Davis and D. W. Arnold, of the Christian church, of which hao been a member for more than fifty years. Interment was made in the Davis grave yard, near I'oplar Chapel church, Sunday afternoon. Special Program Federation Meeting Next Friday Night The Williamston Christian Federa tion will meet Friday night at 7:30 in the Baptist church. At this time, the Rev. Stanley W, Rogers, pastor of the Bethel Baptist church will speak. There will also be special music by the Poplar Chapel Quartette. These boys are singing in the air and have made quite a hit. t The public is cordially invited to attend and we urge all members, es pecially those who have not been at tending lately, to come. The church should be crowded for this service. Come and tell others to come. Roger Critcher, Pres. ' East Carolina Exposition In Goldsboro April 9th Goldsboro, Jan. 16.—At the meet ing of the steering committee of the sixth Eastern Carolina Exposition and Automobile show, to be held in Golds boro the week of April 9, at the Hotel Goldsboro, lak Thursday night, the best program ever brought to the people of Eastern Carolina was adopt ed, and the secretary, Newell C. Rartlett, was authorized to proceed to carry it oat. • To Present Play At Jamesville Tonight "Saved by the Woodmen" will be staged by an Everett* cast in the Jamesville school auditorium tonight. TBI play, In four acts, is prompted by Miss Rebecca Bonner and it has had two successful showings in Everetts •and Bear Grass. TEACHERS AND PARENTS MEET Mrs. W. W. Martin To Ad dress Gathering Here Thursday Mrs. W. W. Martin, a special work er of the North Carolina College for Women, will address a meeting of the parents-teachers' association in the school auditorium here next Thurs day afternoon at 3:45 o'clock. Mrs. Martin,is especially interested and informed about the parents-teach ers' organization in the entire State and she is carrying on a very con structive work at this time. The pres ident of the local association, Mrs. W. C. Liverman, is making an urgent appeal to every citizen and school pa tron to attend the meeting and hear Mrs. Martin. The meeting was postponed from last week to next Thursday when Mrs. K ,Martin will meet with the organiza tion. Mrs. Martin is spending the en tire week in the county,"Visiting the various parents-teachers' associations and assisting them in their work. She | w&s in Bear Grass last night and is at the Farm Life school this afternoon, i Tomorrow afternoon she will visit the Hamilton organization and Wed nesday night she goes to Jamesville, tre she will address the associa there. Thursday afternoon, she will be at the meeting here and that night she will meet with the associ ation in ItoberSonville. Her last visit in the county will be to the Oak City school Friday night. From there she goes to Raleigh. CHURCH LETTER PRAISES ELDER Says Misunderstanding Is Reason for Differences In Church Misunderstanding was given as the cause of differences in the Primitive Baptist church at Smithwick's Creek in a letter to the Council of that church from the church at Bethlehem, Tyrrell county. Members of the church at Buthlshem stated that they felt it their duty to„ speak in behalf of Klder W. B. Harrington, submitting the following remarks in Christian fellowship: "Columbia, N. C. ''To the Council at Smithwick's Creek, "Dear Urethern, "We humbly beg to be allowed the privilege of thus addressing you in behalf of. our beloved pastor, Elder Harrington. Brother Harrington has served us as pastor six and one-half years and during that time he hart preached a strict Bible doctrine of Salvation by Grace and not of works. He has known nothing among us save Jesus Christ and hiim crucified. We both leve him and the doctrine he preaches and feel it our duty to speak a word in his behalf. We believe that he is following in the footsteps of Jesus, the meek and lowly Nazarene. who hath said, 'Judge not that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge ye shall be judged and with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again.' Did not our Si Wor command us to love one an otner? "' The fruit of the spirit is love, joy peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temper ance, against such there is no law. Do we love one another when wo are condemning and judging our brother, knowing there is one Judge who will judge us all ? Did rffft the apostles suffer criticism, Were they not brought before councils and threaten ►ed ? Yes, even beaten. Yet God strengthened them and preserved their doctrine to this day. Therefore, we beseech you as Gamaliel did the council of old. 'Take heed to your selves what you intend to do as touch ing this our brother. Refrain from this man and let him alone, for if his doc trine be of man, it will come to naught; but if it be of God, you can not overthrow it.' "We have been made to rejoice in God our Baylor while sitting under the sound of his voice and we. haVe conversed with him and ever found him sound in Bible doctrine and he has never preached Armenian doctrine or any other doctrine save the doc trine of Salvation by Grace in our hearing and we believe hi;i accusers have misunderstood him and that God will preserve him and bring all things out right in the end. "Therefore we submit these few re marks in love and Christian fellow ship for you and all trtie believers. Trusting in the goodness of God to bring peace among us all. "Church at Bethlehem." Sixty One Cases On the Docket Edgecombe Court Sixty-one cases are on the criminal docket of the Edgecombe County Superior court, scheduled to be held in Tarboro next Monday. Five of the cases involve murder. COUNTY BOARD EDUCATION WILL MEETTOMORROW Routine Matters To Be Considered at Meeting In Afternoon ALSO NIGHT MEETING Will Take Up Problem of Choosing Location for Local School Build ing at Night Session In all probability, the selection of a site for the proposed new school building here will be made tomorrow afternoon and evening when the Coun ty Board of Education meets in its regular session. The meeting has been announced for 3 o'clock in the after noon when regular routine business will be handled. That evening, the board is expected to consider the se lection of a school site. It is understood that written recom mendat'ons will be placed before the county board by the'local school com mittee. If these recommendations are direct, that is centered on one plan, it is the opinion of many that the school site will be selected at the 1 meeting tomorrow evening. If the written opinions of the local board members vary, it remains to be seen just what action the county board will take. The local committee will hold a meeting tonight when it will pre pare its recommendations as to the selection of a site. While it*is virtually understood that the town will run its water and sewer lines to any point within the town to connect with the building, it is expected that its willingness to do so will be expressed in written form and will be considered by the educa tional board. The necessity, if any, of erecting sidewalks will also be cared for by the town, it is under stood.l MRS. MATILDA F. BROWNING DIES . Was One of Oldest Citizens of Jamesville Township; 73 Years Old Mrs. Matilda F. Browning, 73, one of the oldest citizens of Jamesville township, died last Thursday from an attack of pneumonia. The daughter of Muck Ange, she was born in the Jamesville neighborhood w-here she lived all her life. She married Luke R. Browning who died 23 yeprs ago. From this marriage twelve children were born, seven of them are now livjng. They are William K. Browning, Washing ton; Mrs. Mary M. Evertts; Mrs. Martha Smith, Aurora; Henry E. Browning, of Leggetts. The three youngest Children were triplets and all are now living and married. They are John R. Browning, New Bern; W. C. Browning, Washington and Mrs. Allie Norris, of Jamesville. The deceased had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral service conducted by El der W. B. Harrington and interment was niade at the Ange burying ground near the home. Ehgineers Refuse Facts on Surveying ol the Roanoke \ A few months ago, a meagre sum of money was recommended for the improvement of the mouth of Roa- j noke river. .According to a Plymouth correspondent a survey is being made of the river's mouth, and it is reas- j onable to believe that the meagre ap- I propriation recommended will be wip- ' ed out if the engineers linger much longer at the river's mobth. Plymouth, Jan. 16.—Because en gineers in charge of surveying the mouth of Roanoke river near here, I will not disclose any facts or will not' divulge any/Tnfbrmation as. to their work, President Zeb Vance Norman, of the local chamber of commerce ap pointed C. L. Groves, A. L. Alexander and J. W. Norman, as a committee, to interview the officials in charge oi' the work and if they continue to re fuse information, they are to corres pond with Congressman Lindsay War ren and Senator Simmons. If the > river is dredged as the mea gre information reveals, the commer cialists wish to request the enlarge ment of the channel by several yards. /This is the reason for the interest manifested. Margolis Brothers Make Changes in Their Store *Vhe Messrs. Margolis Brothers are making several changes in their store this week preparatory to the enlarge - ment of their ready-to-wear depart ment. To make tKese changes, they are making great reductions in many lines of dry goods, and Frank, the senior member of the firm, stated that every yard of goods must be closed out before he leaves for the market next month. SAYS TRAINS ARE RUNNING AT LOSS A. C. L. Train Master Gives Some Facts About Re moval of Trains - Official figures given out by C. G. Grigg, train master of the Norfolk division of the Atlantic Coast Lint railroad, here yesterday showed that the revenue originating from the operation of trains 56 and 57 between Tarboro and Plymouth amounted to only one-third the actual cost of main taining the schedule. Mr. Grigg point ed "out that the two trains had made money during the twenty years the schedule has been in force, but with the development of the highway sys tem, competition has grown to such an extent that the train company is now operating the two trains at a great loss. The train master stated that a bus company could render a service sim ilar to that tendered ,by the trains, and at an expense far below that in curred by operating the two trains. STATE FIRE LOSS MILLION UNDER PREVIOUS YEAR' But Policy Holders Paid Premiums From 10 to 25 Per Cent Higher 2,333 FIRES IN STATE Total Loss Was 15,674,787; Amount Is $974,145 Less Than in 1926, Commissioner's Figures Show Ualeigh, Jan. 16,—North Carolina's ft re loss was reduced nearly a mil lion dollars last year over 1926, but ■State policy holders paid insurance premiums from 10 to 25 per cent, higher for protection during this ban ner year.^ The rates were boosted by the Southern Underwriters Association and after hearings before Stacey W. Wade, then Insurance Commissioner, were placed in effect in the fall ot 1D26. The insurance companies claimed that they were actually los ing money in North Carolina, but analysis of their claims showed that [ they figured on a very high cost of doing business. The matter of the increase was taken up by the insurance committee of the last legislature, but nothing was done toward reduction. The loss ratio wa.s reduced by twenty per cent, last year, but still Tar Heels are paying the increased premiums ten per cent, on pertain mercantile rate and twenty-five per cent, on so called special hazards. » The question has arisen: Who benefits by the saving? Does it go to fatten earnings of the insurance companies or will the purchasers of insurance, a public necessity, be bene fitted by lower rates? In lowa in 1922 the Insurance Commission issued orders reducing fire insurance rates ten per cent. The companies protested, carried their case to the United Stated Supreme Court, month it was decided that the reduction was legal, and the in surance companies will have to return 1 some seven or eight million dollars collected in premiums after the order was issued to policy-holders. The lowa decision appears to open the way for a reduction hi North Carolina. The striking reduction in fire losses ap pears to make such a redaction im perative. . —Loss from fires in North Carolina last year was $974,145.00 less than in 1926 despite, material advances in property hazard, official-figures an nounced by Xjiate Insurance Com ' niissioner Dan E. Uoney show. The of fires during 1927 was 2,383 and they entailed loss of $5,674,787. In 1926 there were 2,436 fires with a total loss of $6,649,032, accounting for a decrease in 1927 of 103 fires and loss of $974,145. Salesmen Say Eastern \ Carolina in Good Shape Drummers traveling through this part of the State declare the outlook for 1928 to be the brightest in yearS. Especially is this outlook bright in Eastern Carolina, according to the traveling men. They claim 'everybody is making progress in this part of the., country. They go far enough in their statements to say they believe diversi fied crops la the source of prosperity. To Start County School Championship Series ■ 11 ■ ' t The first game of the County Bas ketball Championship series will be played tomorrow night when Farm Life and Williamaton meet on the lo cal court. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30. Dates and places of play for other teams taking part in the series had i ot been announced last night. Next Friday night, the high school boys will play Beulahville here. Advertisers Will Find Our Col umns a Latchkey to Over IJOO jHomes oj Martin County ESTABLISHED 1898 MANY SEEKING PROTECTION : FROM SMALLPOX ! .—v Many People Throughout County /Apply For Vaccination [FREE FOR CHILDREN r j Order Requiring All Children To Be Vaccinated By Wednesday Issued By School Authorities -N r ... While the smallpox epidemic has not reached the stage where itTs con sidered serious in this county, many | people are making sure that they are I safe from the disea>«^ / by being vac !' ciliated. Old scars counted for little [yesterday when it was learned that [ many new cases of smallpox .had de veloped, for person after person ap i peared in doctors' offices here for an- I other scar. A close check of the health records S in the schools of the county revealed the fact that scores and scores of children had never been vaccinated against smallpox. In the local school there were 140 such cases', and it is reported that a la fee percentage of the children in other schools have not been vaccinated. An order, requir ing all children in school to be vac cinated by Wednesday morning, was issued here yesterday by school au thorities. Those toho fail to be vac cinated, it was stated, wilt be turned from tin? doors tomorrow. Two years ago, the county board Sf health a law requiring all .school children to be vaccinated against smallpox. At thartmie prac tically all the children in the schools were vaccinated, but it is understood that the vaccination was not com plete. The law also provided free vac cination school children, and according to school authorities, there will be no charges now fur vaccinating sehool children at this time. Reports Coming from the several towtis in the county sbfrw where many, both school children and citizens, are being vaccinated daily. .EVERETTS AND AULANDER TIE Extra Five-Minute Period Leaves Count Knotted At 10-All One of the most exciting basketball games witnessed here this season wa> played last Saturduy night when Au lander and Everett* tied 10 ail. With only one Held goal to its credit, AG lander saved itself from defeat with goals made from the free-throw line, while Everetts tore away from de fensive playing every now and then to gain two p'oints from the fiefiT. Will' the score tied at the end'of the game, five more minutes of play were or dered, but at the end of the additional period, the score remained unaf fected. The game \vas witnessed by a large crowd, and another match between the two teams is expected to attract an even greater number of fans. DOUBLE HEADER HERE THURSDAY Jamesville ; Maysville and Local Washington Teams Tb Tie Up The basketball season in the county will beamt in full swing next Thurs day night when jamesville meets Maysville and the local town team meets an all-star quint from Wash ington on a local court. The locals [legin. the 11)28 season with an expressed aim to better its recrod of 21 victories out of 23 games made lust year.* For the past several weeks they have been going through tegular practice, preparing to open the season in a mid-season fotm. While there are several -members from last year's team out again this season, new material has been added and a fast and steady team has been developed. This year's squad includes 11. B. Anderson, Irving Margolis, B. Hood, David Hix, Raymond Taylor, Lyman Britt and Ira Harrison. Last year, the locals turned down teams from all over Eastern Carolina, and out of twenty-three games played they turned twenty-one of them into victories. Jamesville meets M»ysville at 7.30, the Williamston-Washington game following immediately. County Teachers Meet „ Here Next Saturday A meeting of the teachers of the county here next Saturday was an nounced this morning by the County Suiterintendent. This is the first meet ting of the teachers that has been celled this year and is the fifth to b« held during the 1927-"28 school term.