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OLUME XXX—NUMBER 94
HOME AGENT TO
HOLD 2 MEETINGS
First Meeting Is For 4-H
Club Secretaries and
TO PLAN PROGRAMS
Socond Meeting Is For Presidents and
Secretaries of Women's Clubs
Although she has been in the county
a very abort 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
tbe year. •
Tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock,
Miss Sleeper will hold s meeting in
her office at the courthouse with the
presidents and secertaries of all the
4-41 clubs in the eounty. The atten
dance of the dob 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
aecretariea 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 bald about 3 o'clock.
In working out a unform program
lor the year, Miss Sleeper stated that
it was very important that the secre
taries and presidents of the clubs at
tond these first meetings, and that if
it was not possible for s secretary
•r a president to attend, she should
send some member of her club to
represent the group.
FIRST NEW STARS
HERE NEXT WEEK
It First of New Models To
Be Shipped Into North
The first carload of the new model
Btor aato mobiles to arrive in North
Carolina will be unloaded here next
s#aek, Mi. B. R. Barnhill, 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 tho
latter part of next week.
The factory is beginning to make
afcipsMßt* of its car all over the
country, and the carload billed for
this- place is the first to be shipped
to this State.
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
aounty's books, prepare statements,
sign 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
•peeeding large number, an done that
uiows 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 1988.
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. 8.
Collector, Raleigh, N. C. The repre
sentatives will be in the county for
one day only and will be located at
"Wild Horse Canyon"
Two - Reel Comedy
Theatre Well Heated
Twelve Cases On Docket;
Big Crowd Attends
On account of the two weeks' special
term of superior court, beginning here
next Monday, a case continued in the
recorder's court here last Tuesday
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
tgas suspended upon the payment of
the coats of the action. The
against Moore was that of obtaining
a marriage license falsely.
Alexander Williams and David
Cooper appealed from the sentence
pronounced by Judge Qailey, and de
cided to face the next regular term
of superior court. Ekch of the de
fenadnts was placed under a $!>00
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
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 (IS doc
tor's bill, judgment was suspended.
The. MO went to Ore because he was
unable to work for two weeks after
The case charging Joe Henry Gil
more with assault with a deadly wea
pon was nol prossed.
The case against J. W. Bailey, Mel
vin Bailey and J. S. Bailey were nol
prossed. Perline was charged with as
sault with a deadly weapon; the other
three defendants were charged with
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 against Enly Spelter 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 court's order in the case charg
ing Ned Bone's with operating a car
while inUul a ted 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."
Two Road Projects in This
District Are Let Yesterday
Seventeen projects, including 116.98
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 seventeen projects 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 is $357,279.80.
The road from the bridge to Edenton
will also be hard surafced. The latter
will cost $98,918.00. Both contracts
go to the Roberts Paving Company.
The Washington project calls for
the construction of a bridge across the
Pamlico near Washington at a cost
of $189,539.60. '
The bridge will be 1,225 feet in
length, and will contain a 168-foot
steel swing span.
Junior Class of Sunday
School Is Organized
A junor class was organised by
twelve members of the Christian Sun
day school when they met at the
home of Mrs. J. O. Manning this
After a short devotional program,
led by Mrs. J. H. Hale, officers were
elected and committees appointed.
The class joined in ringing, "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, |tor, Mr. 1
Hale. After which, refreshments were j
Williamston. Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, January 27, 1928
SPECIAL TERM OF
Term Is For Trial of Civil
Cases Only; Lasts But
71 CASES SCHEDULED
Judge Clayton Moore To Preside;
Wide Variance in Case*; None of
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
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
Pneumonia Cause of Death;
Lived in Williarrih
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
tjerious until i 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
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
lrom 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. Louia. 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 Green
Republicans To Meet
Here Next Wednesday
The Republican Congressional com-
I mittee of the First District will meet
in the office of Attorney Wheelei
Martin here next Wednesday, Febru
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 he the making of arrangements
for solocting delegates to the National
and other conventions to be held dur
ing the summer.
CHURCH MEET .
Union Meeting of Christian
Churches There Saturday
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 theAsbv
* The first session will be held to
morrow morning at 10:00 o'clock. A
second session will be held in the af
trenoon and a third tomorrow night..
The meeting will close with a regular
preaching service Sunday morning.
A carefully arranged program will
be folloiwd during the meeting and
many of the pastors in the district
will discuss the various problems now
confronting the Sunday School and the
Visitors To South for First
Time Spend Night in
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 men snipe-hunt
ting from the practical side. c
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 the 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
strearty 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 offloubt was lighVd
by the passing of a second hour, but
even then the at thptr
posts, hoping against hope that a
■irtipe would per chance jump at a
It 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
wood.*, and their exit was in doubt
until a farm cock 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
Pete Fowden Dresses
Up Local Town Team
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 danger, 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 ana his name on
the sweat shirt. That arrangement is
very appropriate, he said.
Union of Primitive Baptist
Churches Held This Week
The Union of the Primitiv BapUst
Churches in the Skewarkee district
will be held with the Con oho 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
TO FEBRUARY 24
A. C. L. To Arrange for
Mail and Express
MANY AT HEARING
While there were no definite steps
taken at a hearing on the petition of
the Atlantic Coast Line railroad to re
move trains 56 and 57, operating be
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 discoiK;
tinue the two grains. The hearing was
continued until February 24 to allow
the railroad to make arrangements for
mail and express service other than by
handling the two by train as it now
Representatives /from practically all
the towns now by the two
trains attended a meeting here last
Tuesday night when delegates were
selected for the Raleigh ' meeting.
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 service, but they stated that
they objected losing the mail and ex
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
$43,0(10 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, Jamesville,
Robersonville, Tarboro and Williams
ton entered protests' to the removal of
the trains. Dr. 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 24th of next month, when the rail
road company will present a compro
Mr. C. G. Crockett, of Stan
dard Fertilizer Co.,
Is Speaker _J
Speaking before the Kiwanis club
at its regular meeting here last Wed
nesday, Mr. C. G. Crockett, general
malinger of the Standard Fertilizer
expressed great faith in
tljju gw*ion and its unsurpassed op
portunUrfej/whith are sure to develop
into a ghigt progrecsive growth im
mediately. only thing we need
is a strong cooperation and a united
pull \ty 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 t|ifcm was
the deepening of the mouth of Roa
noke river and the erection of a pulp
mill in the town.
The meeting was in the charge of
the club's president, Mr. R. L. Coburn,
and was said to be the best held in
CANCER IS CAUSE
OF MANY DEATHS
Now Stands Fourth As
Cause of Death In
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 causes 32
per cent, of the cancer death rate;
I 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
I 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 thaijnrior to that time. Among
all deattiflnaaen between the ages
of 45 in eight is due to
cancer and among all deaths in women
between 45, and 65, one in five is
due to cancer.'*
Storm Tuesday Night Did
This Immediate Section
CAGE SEASON IS
IN FULL SWING
Games Being Played Here
So numerous are the basketball
games played here, that it is a hard
matter to keep up with all of 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
nejjday night, the local school boys
and girls defeated Farm Life and
Hamilton. The Farm Life boys gave
the locals a hard fight and lost by a
margin of only two points, the final
score being 11-9. The local girls
showed better form the same night
when they scored 27 points to Hamil
ton's 1). The same night, Jamcsville
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 Rocky
Mount Y. M. G. A. team, 21 to I'J. A
decided improvement over their play
ing last Tuesday night was noticed in
' the last night's yet the
! young men are not quite up to last
Tonight the local school boys and
gills journey to Belhaven whei'e they
meet the two teams of the school
Jamcsville girls and boys meet
the boys and girls from Columbia here
tonight at 8 o'clock in the Itrick
Farm Ljfe and Kobersonvillc aIP
scheduled to play tonight here.
Everett* sends its team to Ayden to
meet the boys of the school there.
Nt'nt Tuesday night Everetts and
Jamcsville meet here for the first
time this season.
Services for Sunday
Mrs. liiggs will be at tV.e
' organ for both services.
Mrs. Harper Holliday Will be in the
choir at both morning and evening
. worship hours. ■
Sunday morning the pastor will have
for his subject, "Stamped with God's
At the evening hour the theme will
be, "Standing Koom Only", taken
from the instance where the crowds
thronged-Jesus untile there, wua ruoui
for no more.
Last Sunday we were pleased to
have in the congregation many from
the Methodist church.
Christian church has no
services Sunday, we shall be happy to
have any of them come with us.
We note with pleasure that Rev.
C. 0. I'ardo is well enough to be out
aguin. This church stands ready to
do anything for him and his people
whie he is convalescing.
Program for Week
Sunday school, 0:45 a. m. There
will be an installation of the teachers
who were elected for the various
classes following the teaching of the
l'rayer meeting Wednesday night.
Topic, "Worship during the Taber
nacle Period." These uniform prayer
meeting topics are proving to he oi
interest, judging from the attendance.
People without a church home will
find a real welcome awaiting them.
All are cordially invited to attend our
J. H. HALE, Pastor.'
Good Program At
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, Robersonville. "The
Third Degree" scheduled for the Trio
theatre, Monday and Tuesday nights
is highly recommended by botTT 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
Silver Tea at Woman's ,
Club Next Tuesday
A silver tea has been announced
for next Tuesday afternoon by the
the Woman's club to be held in its
rooms from 4 to 6. The proceeds art
to be used in the purchase of records
for the new automatic Victrola recent
purchased by the club.
The public is invited to attend the
Advertisers Will Find Our Col
umns a Latchkey to Over 1/iOO
Homes of Martin County
Many .Trees and Small
Buildings Are Blown
GIRL SLIGHTLY HURT
Storm Covered Wide Territory in
Eastern North Carolina; Much
Property Destroyed '
A storm of great intensity struck
this section Tuesday night-at. ten o'-
clock. Property fforn the State of
Tennessee through North Oro
and into Virginia was destroyed b>-
the heavy wind, rain ami lightning.
•Very few deaths caused' by ih'i*
storm have been reported,-but many
were said to have been the
State of Tennessee.
A large two-story house on West
Main street here, occupied by colored 1
l>eople, was blown do«-n. All the nr.
cupants ran out before the house fell*
except'a 13-year-old girl who was left
sleeping by-other members of the
family.- She was caught by the' upper
floor of the building which,crushed
the bed upon which she was sleep
ing. So excited Were the members of
the family that they failed,to return
and look for the girl and no one knew
where she v,ui until a faint cry was
heard. Several axes were brought in
to use to from the brok
en timbers. She was not seriously
A number of chimneys were Blown
from the tops of the houses here and
throughout the county. Numbers of.
trees were blown down and ma? -•
.sheds were .scattered in the wind.
•A goodly number of chickens.' WLU
lost in New Town when three coop
were blown down In one neighborhood '
On the Hamilton road, several
houses were blown down, but "no olio
was dangerously hurt.
Near .Everetts, several buildings
were reported damaged
/I" the section extending from Put
'fnele to Gold Point, several pack
houses and a number of tobacco
barns were destroyed.
The storm was heavy in Edgecombe. -
Bertie and Beaufort counties where ■
much property was completely de-
The storm .covered jdl of.
Eastern Carolina altd ji 'ition. of VM
ginia after leaving Tennessee.
SCHOOL NEWS OF
104 Students On Honor Roll
Past Month; P.-T. A.
Hears Mrs. Martin
One hundred and four names ap
pear on the honor roll of the Robfer
sonville schools for thw?—month ending
Of especial interest to those in
attendance upon the call meeting of
the parent-teacher 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
and president of P. T. A. previous to
her employ by the State P. T. A.
The ltoersonvll|e school faculty was
present for the County Teachers*"
meeting held in William.ston on Satur- '•
day, January 21. Mrs. Adkins was ex
cused fro'm attendance because of ill
Service At The Episcopal
Church Sunday Morning
I Services will be held at the
! pal church here Sunday morning" aji
1 11:00 o'clock, it was announeed'yes
! terday by the Rector, Ol*Tl«rdo. O
] There will be no eveninjPTenriK
I On account of an illi re na,' (
i has been unable to holip'wfvic§s dur-
I Ing the past few
invited to attend the service at tj#v
I morning hour.
I To Hold Special Service at
; Jamesville Church Sunday
The pastor, R. G. L. Edarards, 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 Modem Woodmen Camp there,
assisted by fellow members from othir
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 Just prior to the time
for the service at the church.