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Week the Label on Your Paper; It Carries the Date Your Subscription• Expires VOLUME XXX—NUMBER 94 HOME AGENT TO HOLD 2 MEETINGS HERE SATURDAY First Meeting Is For 4-H Club Secretaries and Presidents TO PLAN PROGRAMS Second Meeting Is For Presidents and Secretariei of Women's Clubs Of County > Although she has been in the county a very short while, Miss Lora E. Sleeper, the new county home demon strator, has visited practically all the schools in the county, arranging a program to be followed throughout the year. Tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, Miss Sleeper will hold a meeting in her office at the courthouse with the presidents and secertaries of all the 4-H. clubs in the county. The atten dance of the club presidents and secre taries is urged, as definite plans will be made in carrying out the program for the year. A meeting of the presidents and secretaries of the Women's clubs in the county will follow that of the 4-H club secretaries and presidents in the agent's office. This meeting will be held about 3 o'clock. In working out a unform program for the year, Miss Sleeper stated that it was very important that the secre taries and presidents of the clubs at tend these first meetings, and that if it was not possible for a secretary or a president to attend, she should send some member of her club to represent the group, FIRST NEW STARS HERE NEXT WEEK Is First of New Models To Be Shipped Into North Carolina The first carload of the new model Star automobiles to arrive in North Carolina will be unloaded here next tyveek, Mr. B. It. liamhill, of the Barnhill Motor Company here stated this morning. The cars were shipped from the factory last Tuesday, and are expected here not later than the latter part of next Week. The factory is beginning to make shipments of its car all over the country, and the carload billed for this place is the first to be shipped to this Stste. Register of Deeds Has Many Jobs That the Register of Deeds of Mar tin county does more than issue mar riage licenses, act as clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, re cord the vital statistics, keep the county's books, prepare statements, 6ign vouchers, and other things, is shown by the number of instruments carried to his office for recording in one day. Yesterday there were fifty four exceedingly large number, one exceeding large number, an done that shows there are many transactions be ing carried on in the county. Mr. Getainger stated that the work of the Register has more than doubled itself since last December, indicating a busy year for L 928. Man To Be Here To Assist In Filing Tax Returns Representatives of the U. S. In traal Revenue Department will be in the county February 17 to assist tax payers in filling in Federal Income tax returns, according to an announce ment made by Gilliam Grissom, U. S. Collector, Raleigh, N. C. The repre sentatives will be in the county for one day only and will be located at Williamston. STRANH THEATRE |J SATURDAY YAKIMA CANUTT in "Wild Horse Canyon" Also ' Two - Reel Comedy And Serial Theatre Well Heated ■ THE ENTERPRISE BUSY TUESDAY FOR RECORDER Twelve Cases On Docket; Big Crowd Attends Proceedings On account of the two weeks' special term of superior beginning here next Monday, a case continued in the recorder's court here last Tuesday 1 was considered of great value by those defendants who have a fair chance of sentences. However, Judge Bailey did not favor many of the defendants, for only three out of twelve cases were continued. The Tuesday session was of much interest to many, and the court took on the appearance of a small superior court. After having his case continued several times, Floyd Moore pleaded guilty last Tuesday of simple assault. His plea was accepted and judgment suspended upon the payment of the costs of the action. The charge against Moore was that of obtaining a marriage license falsely. Alexander Williams and David i Cooper appealed from the sentence pronounced by Judge liailey, and dc '■ cided to face the next regular term of superior court. Each of the de r| fenadnts was placed under a si>oo j bond. The sentence meted Williams was of nine months' duration and pro vided for him to work on the Edge combe county roads. Cooper's sen , tence was six months, with the same privileges—mainly, to work on the Edgecombe county roads. The two men appeared before Judge liailey last week and plead guilty of manu facturing liquor. Gus Knight plead guilty to an as sault with a deadly weapon charge, and by his paying the prosecuting wit ness, Handy Ore, S4O and a sl3 doc tor's bill, judgment was suspended. The S4O went to Ore because he was unable to work for two weeks after the assault. L The case charging Joe Henry Gil more with assault with a deadly wea pon was nol prossed. The case against J. W. Bailey, Mcl vin liailey and J., S. liailey were nol prossed. Perllne was charged with as sault with a deadly weapon; the other three defendants were charged with trespassing. The case, charging Mack Gilmore with assault with deadly weapon, was continued until February 14. Peter Spruill, charged with attempted as sault, had his case continued until that date also. In. settling the reckless driving charge against Jesse Killebrew, the court required him to pay Paul Leg gette, prosecuting witness, S9O and the costs of the action. The case againSl Enly Speller was again continued, this time until Feb ruary 14. Speller is charged with as sault with deadly weapon and carry ing a concealed weapon. The court agreed with Herman Manning, John Manning and John Mobley when they plead not guilty of assault with a deadly weapon. Many people from the Oak City commun ity were down to attend the trial of the case. The court's order in the case charg ing Ned Bonds with operating a car while intoxicated reads: "Judgment absolute in accordance with the scifa and scifa to be discharged upon pay ment of the sum of $200; clerk to pay the cost of the action and the rest to go to the school fund." r Two Road Projects in This District Are Let Yesterday Seventeen projects, including 115.93 miles of State highways and a bridge over the Pamlico river, and totaling $2,321,400.70 were let by the Highway Commission in Raleigh yesterday. Two of the affect this section, one at Washington and the other from Windsor to Edenton. The project in Bertie county calls for the hard surfacing of the road from Windsor to the new Chowan bridge. The cost of the project ii $357,279.30. . The road from the bridge to Edenton j will also be hard surafced. The latter | will cost $93,918.00. Both contracts i go to the Roberts Paving Company. The Washington project calls for the construction of a bridge across the Piunlico near Washington at a cost of $189,539.50. ' The bridge will be 1,226 feet in length, and will contain a 168-foot steel swing span. y Junior Class of Sunday School Is Organized A junor class was organised by twelve members of the Christian Sun-1 day school when they met at the home of Mrs. J. O. Manning this week. After a short devotional program, led by Mrs. J. H. Hale, officers were elected and committees appointed. The class joined In singing, "When Love Shines In." The meeting was brought to a close with the hymn, "Blest be the Tie that Binds" and benediction by the pastor, Rev. Mr. 1 Hale. After which, refreshments were j served. Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, January 27, 1928 SPECIAL TERM OF SUPERIOR COURT STARTS MONDAY Term Is For Trial of Civil Cases Only; Lasts But Two Weeks 71 CASES SCHEDULED Judge Clayton Moore To Preside; Wide Variance in Cases; None of General Interest A calendar, showered with cases, faces the special term of Martin Coun ty Superior court which will be held here for two weeks beginning next Monday. The special term is for the trial of civil cases only. Judge Clayton Moore will preside. At their meeting here in November, the County Commissioners asked that a Special term of court" be held in an effort to relieve the badly congested docket of some of the civil cases. Seventy-one cases are scheduled to be heard during the two weeks' term. Deducting that number from the en tire list of cases appearing on the records, there remain around 134 civil cases on the docket. The cases vary in their nature, and are brought into court under every conceivable statute, it seems. None of the suits is of particular interest; that is, to the general public, however. J. W. HOPKINS DIESTUESDAY Pneumonia Cause of Death; Lived in Williams Township Mr. J. Will Hopkins died early Tuesday night at his home in Wil liams township from an attack of pneumonia. During the past several weeks he had ,been in feeble health, but his condition was not considered t ( 'erious until a day or two before his death. Mr. Hopkins had lived practically all his life in Williams township where he farmed. He was 53 years old. The deceased is survived by his widow and nine children, - Herbert, of near Hamilton; Annie, Harry, Lou vina, Joe, Delma, Clarence, Eloise, of Williams township and Minnie, -of Akron, Ohio. The funeral was held at the home yesterday afternoon by Rev. C. H. Dickey, of the local Baptist church, and interment took place in the Hopkins graveyard in Williams township. Auto License Bureau To Close January 31 The local automobile license bureau will close along with twenty-five other bureaus in the State, next Tuesday, January 31 by order of R. A. Dough ton, State Commissioner of Revenue. Several bureaus in the State will remain open, the nearest one to this place being Rocky Mount. The issuance of licenses here is run ning a little under the maik of last June when five thousand tags were sold. The issuance of the licenses is running about thirty thousand behind the number issued in June. Billy Sunday To Stage Big Revival in Greenville Greenville, Jan. 26.—Plans for the evangelistic campaign to be conduct ed in this city by Rev. William Sun day, widely known evangelist, contin ued to assume more concrete form to day with announcement of the coming of Mr. Sunday not later than the week of April 22nd. This announcement was made to day by Rev. W. S. Harden, chair man of the local campaign commit tee, following receipt of a letter from Mr. Sunday, delaing with plans for his visit to Greenville. A representative of the evangelist will come to Greenville during the (month of March to make final ar rangements for the campaign. Mr, Sunday at the present time is closing a whirlwind campaign in the city of St. Louis. He will go to Kansas at a later date where he is scheduled to conduct a lengthy series of services. From there he will come to tGreen ville. Republicans To Meet Here Next Wednesday The Republican Congressional com mittee of the First District will meet in the office of Attorney Wheelei Martin here next Wednesday, Febru ary 1. One of the leading members of the Republic Party in Beaufort county says they are going to endorse Low den for President. He further stated that Lowden is one of the strongest and best-known men in the country and can win easily if nominated. The matters of special -importance will be the making of arrangements for selecting delegates to the "National and other conventions to be held dur ing the summer. * CHURCH MEET IN EVERETTS Union Meeting of Christian Churches There Saturday And Sunday The union meeting of the Chris tian churches in the Roanoke district will be held with the Everetts church tomorrow and Sunday. Many members from the forty churches in this dis trict are expected to attend the sev eral sessions. The first session will be held to morrow morning at 10 UK) o'clock. A second session will be held in the af trenoon and a third tomorrow rfight. The meeting, .will close with a preaching service Sunday morning. \ A carefully arranged program will' be followed during the meeting and many of the pastors in the district will discuss the various problems now confronting the Sunday School and the Church. TAKE STRANGERS SNIPE HUNTINGi Visitors To So'uth for First Time Spend Night in Woods—And How! After explaining the theory of snipe-hunting over a period of several days, employees of the local tele phone company, at the request of 11. J. McVetty and C. A. McNelis, of New York, willingly consented to teach the two young snipe-hunt ting from the practical side. It was during the few days of re cent cold weather and about 9:30. o'- clock, the time when the snipes begin to jump freely, that th? party left for a small stream about three miles from here in the Tyner Town section. Mac and Mac felt highly honored when they were privileged with hold ing the sacks while the "wise" fellows went up the small creek to frighten the unsuspecting snipe down the stream and into the sacks held by the two young men. And McVetty was well prepared to care for his snipe; for, under his arm, was an extra sack. His partner "allowed" that he would make the larger catch, however, for he had thought to carry along a piece of cardboard, the use of which would make it easier to hold the mouth of the sack open. An hour passed, the sound of. the drivers' voices grew*faint, but still Mac and Mac continued with high hopes and faithfully held to their Sacks. A spark of*fioubt was ligh*-d by the passing of a setond hour, but even then the boys remained at theii posts, hoping against hope that u .mipe would per • chance jump- at a last minute. . Jt was with vain regrets that the faithful hunters "Turned from the stream to explore the woods. Highly pleased with the idea of trapping a large number of snipe, the two young men had paid little or no attention to the landmarks as they entered the woods, and their exit was in doubt until a farm epek crowed a mile away to the east. That crow must have been a sweet note to the boys, for they immediately, plunged into a stream of water up to their knees in an effort to reach the pride of the barnyard. A briar patch was en countered, a forest of thick trees made the situation even more frightful, but on and on they sought the rooster. A short while before daybreak, the two huntsmen reached civilization again. They called a farmer and bargained with him for a ride to town. Two dol lars was the price of the two-mile ride, but that was cheap according to Mac and Mac. Messrs. McVetty and McNelis are employees of the Western Electric Company, and are, at the present time, installing repeater equipment in the local telephone exchange. This is their first trip this far South, and their first and last attempt at snipe hunting. Pete Fowden Dresses Up Local Town Tearn Pete„Fowden has just purchased suits for the town basketball team. The trunks are red and *he shirts are white. When they see defeat ahead, they will wave the white and with victory assured, they will wave the red trunks. Danger or no daliger, win or lose, Pete is teaching his boys it pays to be insured. Pete has his company's name in red letters on the jerseys and his name on the sweat shirt. That arrangement is very appropriate, he said. Union ot Primitive Baptist Churches Held This Week The Union of the Primitiv Baptist Churches in the Skewarkee district will be held with the Conoho church near Oak City today, tomorrow and Sunday. This union of churches em braces those of several counties and is held each fifth Sunday and the Friday and Saturday before. The meetings are generally largely attended. TRAIN HEARING IS CONTINUED j TO FEBRUARY 24 A. C. L. To Arrange for Mail and Express Service MANY AT HEARING While there were no definite steps j taken at a hearing on the petition of 1 the Atlantic Coast Line railroad to re move trains 56 and 57, operating be- I tween Tarboro and Plymouth, it was | the opinion of those present at the meeting before the Corporation Com mission last Wednesday in Raleigh that the train company will arrange ',mail and express service and discon tinue the two trains. The hearing was continued February 24 to allow the railroad to make arrangements for mail and express service other than by j handling the two by train as it now is doing. j Representatives from practically all | ' the towns now served by the' two trains attended a meeting here last. Tuesday night when delegates were selected for the Raleigh meeting. J I Many of those attending the Tuesday , night meeting expressed themselves' as being bitterly opposed to the pro-, posed action of the railrorad. How ever, they did not contend for pas senger sprvice, but they stated that they objected losing the mail and ex press facilities. It is reported that the Superintend ent of the First Division of the At lantic Coast Line presented figures before the meeting last Wednesday, showing that it cost his company $43,000 to operate the two trains and that the revenue- amounted to only $13,000. Poor passenger connections and nth class passenger service were not mentioned by him, it' was stated. Plymouth, Everetts, Jamesvjlle, Robersonville, Tarboro and Williams ton ehtered protests to the removal of the trains. l>r. J. D. Biggs and E. S. Peel were the local representatives at the Wednesday meeting. The two trains will continue to operate with the same schedule until the U4th o'f next month, when the rail road company Will present a compro mise proposal. KIWANS HAS GOOD MEETING Mr. C. G. Crockett, of Stan dard Fertilizer Co., Is' Speaker Speaking before the Kiwanis club at its regular meeting here last Wed nesday, Mr. C. G. Crockett, general maanger of the Standard ; Fertilizer Company, expressed great faith in this section and its unsurpassed op portunities which are sure to develop into a great progreesive growth im mediately. "Th«{ only thing we need is a strong cooperation and a united pull by all the interests of the sec tion," the speaker stated. Rev. C.O. Pardo who has been sick for several weeks, was able,to attend the meeting, and while he was not able to stand for a speech,-he made an appropriate talk from his chair. Several important questions came before the meeting, among them was the deepening of the mouth of Roa noke river and the erection of a pulp mitl in the town. The meeting was in the charge of the club's president, Mr. It. L. Coburn, and was said to be the best held in several weeks. CANCER IS CAUSE OF MANY DEATHS Now Stands Fourth As Cause of Death In United States A bulletin from the North Carolina Society for the Control of Cancer, Durham, N. C. states, "The latest statistical information collected and published by cities, states, and the national government goes to prove that cancer stands fourth as the cause of death among the citizens of this country. . , "Cancer of the stomach catises 32 per cent, of the cancer death rate; cancer of the female genital organs causes 14 per cent; cancer of the breast causes 9 per cent; cancer of the skin causes 3 per cent. "Cancer authorities agree that there are at least 300,000 cases of cancer in the United States today. North Caro lina has more than 6,000 people every year ill from cancer, and every day there are in the State four deaths from this disease. "While children and young people have cancer, the disease attacks men and women beyond the age of 35 more often than prior to that time. Among all deaths in men between the ages of 4fi&and 70, one in eight is due to cancer and deaths in women b«tween 46, and 65, one in Ave is due to cancer." Storm Tuesday Considerable Damage in This Immediate CAGE SEASON IS IN FULL SWING Games Being Played Here Practically Every Night So numerous are. the basketball games played here, that it is a hard matter to keep up with all df them. Hardly a night passes without a game's being played, and real often there are two games and sometimes there are three games scheduled for the same night. In a double header here last Wed nesday night, the local school boys valid tfii'ls defeated Farm Life and Hamilton. The Farm Life boys gave the locals a h»rd fight anil' lo s st by a margin of only two poiitts, the final . score being llThe -local girls showed better form the same night yy^\ex\Jthey scored 27 points to Hamil ton's 9. The same night, Jumesville turned Woodland back 22 to 12 in a slow, but hard fought game. Last Tuesday night, the local town team and the Greenville National Guards battled to a 14 tie. The visitors refused to play an extra period. "Last night the town boys lost to the ltocky Mount Y. M. C. A. team, 21 to ltn A decided improvement over their play ing last Tuesday night was noticed in the last night's game, but yet the young men are not quite up to last year's form. Tonight the local school boys and gills "journey to Helhaven where they meet the two teams of the school the re. .7 Jaip'sville girls and boys meet the boys and girls from Columbia hvie tonight L at 8 o'clock in the Urick warehouse. Farm ljfe and Hobersonville ;ue scheduled to play tonight here. Everetts sehds its team to Ay den to meet the boys of the school there. Next Tuesday night Eve retts and Jamesville meet here for the first time this season. \ " ~ " T " T ~ Baptists Announce Services for Sunday Mrs. Lettie Jiiggs will be at the organ for both services. Mrs. Harper Holliday will be in the choir at both morning and evening worship hours. Sunday morning the pastor will hive for his subject, "Stamped with God's Image." > At the evening hour the theme \i!l be, "Standing Hoom Only", taken from the instance where the crowd* thronged Jesus until there was room for no more. „ \ Last Sunday we were pleased to have in the congregation many from Hie Methodist church. •Since the Christian church hai no services Sunday, we shall be happy to have any of them come with us.' We note with pleasure that Key. C. O. Pardo is well enough to be but again. This church stands ready to do anything for him and- his people whie he ■is convalescing. Christian Church Program for Week Sunday school, 9:45 a. m. There will be an installation'of the teachehs who were elected for the various classes following the teaching of the lessons. l'rayer meeting Wednesday* night. | Topic, "Worship during the Taber nacle Period." These uniform prayer meeting topics are proving to be ol interest, judging from the attendance. People without a church home will find a real Welcome awaiting them; All are cordially invited to attend our service. » J. H. HAyi, Pastor. Good Program At County Theaters Theatre programs in the county for next week will attract many, no doubt, for splendid programs appear for both the Strand theatre here and the Trio theatre, Kobersonville, "The Third Degree" scheduled for the Trio theatre, Monday and Tuesday nights is highly recommended by both press and those who have seen it. Wallace Berry in 'Casey at the Hat'' Monday night and Norma Talmadge in "Camille" Tuesday night will be seen by large audiences at the local theatre. Silver Tea at Woman's Club Next Tuesday A Bilver tea has been announced for next Tuesday afternoon by the the Woman's club to be held in its rooms from 4 to 5. The proceeds are to be used in the purchase of record* for the new automatic Victrola recent purchased by the club. The public is invited to attend the tea. - Advertisers Will Find Our Cot- ! umns a Latchkey to Over J,6U(J i Homes 'oj Martin County ! ESTABLISHED 1893 ' HOUSE BLOWN DOWN HERE Many Trees and Small Buildings Are Blown Down / ~ - GIRL SLIGHTLY HURT Storm Covered Wide Territory in , Eastern North Carolina; Muth Property Destroyed A storm of great intensity struck this section Tuesday night at ten' o'- clock. Property from the State *-! Tennessee through North Carolina and into Virginia- wns dpstnTyrl "te, the heavy wind; rain tind lightning. Very few deaths eafised Itj t!..» .storm have been reported, bill muyy were said,to. have'been injured in the State, of Tennessee. A large two-story house' on W. Main street here, occupied by colored (tt-ople, was blown down. All Ihe oc cupants ran out before the house feH •except a Kt-jear-old girl who was li ft sleeping l>y other members of the family. She,was caught bylhe-uyn. •floor of the building which crush> 1 the bed upon which she was sleep' ing. So excited Were- the irteniTiers of the family that they faded to return and li)ok for the giij and no one knew where she jvas until a faint cry heard. Several axes, wen brought jj to use to IT It ase her from the bio', en timbers. She was not seriously hurt. A number of chimneys were, blown* from the tops of the houses throughout the county. Number., trees were blown dpwn. and ma; " Jiheds were scattere.d In the wind. 'A goodly uumbel of cbiikeiV, ■ lost in New Town when thive coop: v.ere riKittir. .'own in one ueigltfWl I "there. On tin- Hamilton mai.l, .-Net. houses Were blown down;,but no oi;" was (lahgei'ou ly 'hurt. Near Kveretts, several buildinc .wvre Reported damaged. 11l the section extending from Pa mele to Gold .Point, several pack houses'and a number of tobacco buwis were destroyed, j. /The storm was heavy in I 'ilj'ee onF, ■ i Bertie and Beaufort- counties where -much property was completely de stroyed. I'he Stojpi covered all of Eastern Carolina.nnd portions of Yir- I ginia after leaving ft iiTTPssise: , _ ■ SCHOOL NEWS OF ROBERSONVILLE 104 Students On Honorlfoll Past Month; P.-TTa. Hears Mrs. Martin One hundred and four names ap pear on tfie honor roll of the Rober sonvilW- schools for the month ending January ' 4 * I Of esp'ecial interest to those in attendance upon the call meeting of the parent-t( f acher association was the abe address delivered by Mrs. Martin„of North Carolina College for Women, Greensboro, N. C. Mrs. Mar tin is a woman of outstanding ability, having received training as a teacher Jtfid president of 1". T. A. previous to her the State P. T. A. The Uoersonville school faculty was present for the County TeacheiV meeting held in Williamston on Satur day, January 21. Mrs. Adkins was -ex cused from attendance because of ill ness. V ' Service At The Episcopal Church Sunday Morning Services'wiH be held at the Episco pal church here Sunday -morning at 11:00 o'clock, it ,w*s announced yes terday by the Rector, C. O. Pardo. There will be no evening service. On account of an illness, the rector has been unable'to hold services dur » " ing thepast few weeks. The public is invited to attend the at the morning hour. To Hold Special Service at Jamesville Churcfi Sunday The pastor, R. G. L. Edwards, of the Jamesville Methodist church, , is an nouncing a special service to be held there next Sunday night at 7;30. The service will be conducted by members of the Modern Woodmen Camp there, assisted by fellow members front other camps in the county. ' An appropriate program, including special music and a,sermon for the Woodmen, has been arranged. The public ia cordially invited to attend. Members of the camp there with visit ing members are asked to assemble at the camp Jtiat prior to the time for the service at the church.

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