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VOLUME XXXI—NUMBER 19
JOHN B. CHERRY
AT HOME HERE
End Came As Surprise, As
Condition Was Not
Once Ran Steamboat Line Prom Here
. To Eden too; Blind for Last
John Brink Cherry died at his
home, near here on the Hamilton
Toad, Wednesday after an attack of
urenia. During he past week or two
, he had made a few slight complaints
about his health but neither he nor
his realtives thought his condition
The son of Mr. and Mrs. John E.
Cherry, he was 67 years old last
July. He never married and left no
close relatives except one brother,
Mi. Joseph B. Cherry. He was rear
ed on the farm near here, but left
when a young man and clerked for
■ abort while. He later engaged in
the steamboat business and made
Mly trips from this point to
Kdenton. During that time his eye
sight began to fail and he went to
Norfolk where he established a com
mission business which he was forc
ed to drop in a few years on ac
count of the total IOBS of his sight.
After trying many specialists, he
found no relief and came home and
assisted his brother in operating the
farm for twenty-flve years or more.
Although he was handicapped to
the extent he could not tell night
, from day, he knew practically every
thing on the farm. He would call
•very mule my name and could dis
tinguish each by touch. He could go
to all parts of the house or yard and
get any article he wished and never
lose his way.
With all the handicaps, the two
brothers possibly nude as much
ciear money farming as any farm
•r» in the county.
The funeral was held at the home
y«il'day afternoon by Reva. O. P.
Fftagerald, C. H. Dickey and Syl/
vaater Hassell, interment following
in the Baptist cemetery,
Ten Hundred Qualified
To Vote Says Registrar
According to an estimate made by
Registrar J. L. Hag sell, around
seven hundred people will be quail
flat to vote in the June primary in
thia township. Mr. Haßsell stated
that there were around 700 names
oo the book at this time, but since
tba registration was started years
aga, a few less than one hundred
Tatars have died or moved away.
Thla loss will be more than cared
for provided those citizens who are
eligible register between now and
the 26th of this month.
Mr, Haaaell has the books open
daily at his offce next to Harrison
'Brothers and Company's store.
EZveretts Woodmen To
Stage Show Tomorrow
USder the auspices jf the Everetts
Modern Woodmen camp, a seven
real picture will be shown at
Everetts tomorrow night. A small
admission, Ave cants, will be charg
ed to cover express costs on the
equipment used in showing the pic
Three New Ford Cars
Delivered This Week
Two Fonts, a truck and a Phaeton
ware delivered by local'dealers this
waak and a third will be delivered
late today or tomorrow. The truck
want to the Ambers Pressing and
Dry Cleaning establishment, and the
Phaeton was delivered to Mr. Bob
Leggett. The purchaser of the third
ha* not been announced.
2 - REEL COMEDY
And Two Serial*
'Blake of Scotland Yard
And " King of Jungle
TO END REVIVAL
Two Services To Be Held,
At 3:00 and 8:00
The special two-weeks service
conducted by the Presbyterians in a
tent on the Crawford lot will be
brought to a close Sunday when
two services will be held, one at
three o'clock in the afternoon and
the last at 8:00 o'clock in the even
ing. Dr. Gilleapie will pifeach again
tonight, bat there will be no serv
ices tomorrow night.
At the last evening hour, Dr.
Gillespie preached a splendid serm
on, taking his text from Matthew,
28th chapter and a part of the 20th
verse, "And Lo, I am with you al
ways even unto the end of the
world." He said we all want Jesus
when in trouble; yet, we apparent
ly think not of Him nor care not
about Him when everything goes
well with as.
Too many people fail to ap
preciate the purpose of their cre
ation and fail to point the way of
lile to others by their own service.
He pointed out that only Ave per
cent of the professing Christian
families hold prayer service. "We
fail to do our part in church work,
by not teaching the service to
others," Dr. Gillespie said.
AL SMITH LEADS
Polled More Votes Than
His Two Opponents
Leading by a large majority in
the California Presidential Prefer
ence Primary last Tuesday, Gover
nor A 1 Smith was given another
strong push toward nomination in
the Houaton convention which will
be held next month. He led Jim
Reed and Walsh by many votes.
Hoover was choaen by the Republi
cans of that State as their candidate
The way it looks now, all those
voters who have expressed their
way of voting should Al Smith be
nominated might do well to come to
some definite conclusion. And in
those conclusions it might be said
that all of them won't be where
Democrats have deserted the ranks
and gone to those of the Republi
cans. No longer than yesterday, a
man who stands out prominently in
the Republican Party stated that if
Hoover is nominated by the Repub
licans and Al Smith is nominated by
the Democrats, he would surely vote
with the Democrats.
State Museum Curator Says
Wound Indicates Death
Caused by Shell 5
Raleigh, May 4.—The sperm
whale recently washed ashore at
Wrightsville Beach came to his
death by an explosive projective,
fired from the Atlantic fleet or from
a whaling vessel off Charleston, is
the opinion advanced by Harry T.
Davis, of the State Museum, who su
perintended skeletonising the mam
mal. He found, in the rear of the
whale's back a slit, apparently made
by a projectile, and the bones un
derneath ware shattered and blown
apart. It had been dead probably
four days when beached and the
wound was still fresh.
"I examined a half mile of the
whale's intestines," he continued,
"looking for Ambegris, a secretion
which is used as flxation in high
grade perfumes and sells for fBO a
"When wa shall have installed this
whale's skeleton in the museum it
will be one of the only Ave sperm
wales in museums throughout A
merica and of these two are skele
tons of baby whales."
Unloading Last Shipment
Fertilizer of Season Today
The Standard Fertiliser Company
unloaded its last shipment of fer
tiliser for the spring season this
week at its factory here. The eargo
of 760 tons waa brought here by
Captain William Bramble in his
barge, "The Lloyd."
Mr. T. F. Harrison To
Mr. T. F. Harrison, who has been
in a Baltimore hoaptftal duqng the
past several weeks left there today
and will arrive home tomorrow. His
many friends will be glad to know
that Us health is greatly improved.
Messrs. Tom and Gobe Roberson,
of Hsrdison Mill, were businew vis
itors here today.
Williamston. Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, May 4,1928
HAD GOOD YEAR
Was Sponsored by Members
Of Young Tar Heel
HAD 300 SUBSCRIBERS
First Pull-Term School Paper in
County; Backers Deserve
With the last isseu of its paper
going out today, the journalism class
of the Jamesville High School com
pletes a most successful year in
writing and publishing the James
ville Tar Heel. With little assurance
of financial support, teachers and
students of the school there lad the
way last fall and undertook the'
publication of the first all-term
school paper in this county. That
they have met with success, is prov
ed by the increasing value of the
paper from its beginning until the
last issue was mailed to the more
than three hundred subscribers to
Organised by the members of the
club of young Tar Heel farmers in
the school there, the students of the
higher grades have shown a gnat
interest in the paper, and have bias
es the unbroken trail for the stu
dents who follow later on.
To those who undertook the task
much credit is due, for they made
possible just another way for the
young man or yoUftg woman to give
vent to their ideas and thoughts.
Going Forward At Slow
Speed at Present; Plants
Were Cold Hurt
Tobacco transplanting in this nec :
tion it going forward in t .mall
at the present time, furnu rn
stating that the plants have grown
very slowly since the cold weather
some time ago and that it will be the
latter part of next week the
Transplanting will be in full forci. A
few farmers state that their land is,
after the past few days of sunshine
and warmth, still too wet for trans
planting of tobacco plants. A short
age of plants is reported in many
sections, but the general complaint
is that the plants are late.
The majority of the farmers have
flnished with their corn planting and
with a continuation of fair and
warm weather, next week will see
hundreds of acres of grovftng tobac
KILLED IN WRECK
Mrs. M. OS Blount Dies in
Hospital After Collision
Rocky Mount, May 3.—Mrs. M. 0.
Blount, ®7, wife ef a prominent Pitt
county eitisen and merchant cjjed in
a local hospital today of injuries re
ceived iii an automobile wreck on
the Bethel-Greenville highway last
night. - ' Ifi'j
Mrs. W. P. Johnson with whom
she was riding, and Cljfton Pitt,
negro chauffeur were injured. Mrs.
Johnson has slfrerely fractured ribs
and possible internal injuries and
Pitt is in a Tarboro hospital with
The accident occurred, according
to information from Bethel, whn a
cat driven by Lawrence Willoughby
struck the Bolunt car. Willoughby
is held in the Greenville jail on
charges of manslaughter. He is al
leged to have been intoxicated.
Mrs. Blount is survivd by her
widower, one daughter, Mrs. J. E.
Harper,' of Wilmington, Del., three
Bona, J. 11. and M. K. Blount, of
Greenville and F. A, Blount, of
Bethel, -and one slater, Mrs. Anna
McWhorter, of Bethel.
Funeral services will be conducted
from the Methodist church at Bethel
tomorrow afternoon at S o'clock,
Rev. W. T. Phippa, pastor of the
church, officiating. Interment will
follow in the Bethel cemetery.
lira. Blount waa a native of Pitt
county, and before marriage was
Miss Florence Virginia Nelaon.
Local Highs Defeated
Roper Yesterday 8 to 6
Coach Hood took hia high school
boys to Roper yesterday afternoon
where they offset a defeat harlded
them by Roper here last Monday by
winning 8 to 6. Roper waa well
represented by stars from all a
round and the locals were assisted
by Brit* and Harrell.
A game is on the schedule with
Roberaonville for this afternoon, but
whether it would be played or not
eould not be Learned at noon today.
Will Be Preached by Dr.
Frank Deans in Episco
me.ice in en t sermon Sunday
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, in
:he Epiccopal church, the students
si the local high school and its pa
trons will hear Dr. Frank Deans,
Episcopal minister of Wilmington,
preach the commencement sermon.
This ig Sie second part of the clos
ing exercises of the local school, the
primary and grammar grades hav
ing kppeared in an operetta last Fri
A large number of people in the
community ia expected to hear Dr.
Deans who is one of the leading
Episcopal preachers in this State.
He is connected with the Azaliu
Gardens, near Wrightsville lleach,
and is head of the Y. P. S. League
ol the Episcopal church.
Tuesday night the seniors will
hold their class exercises and Wed
nesday the term will be brought to
a close when Dr. D. 11. liryan;
Dean of Wafe Forest College, de
livers the annual address.
Relatives of Dead Man To
Ask Investigation, Is
That an investigation of the
James Brown killing last night n
week ago near Lilly's Hull, is like
ly to be held was learned yesterday
when relatives came heiv and talk
ed with county authorities and wit-'
nessea to the tragedy. It has been
lt-arned that the facts given out kg
Miss Hopkins and by eye witnesses
differ greatly, that the old gentle
man was within a few feet of the
ditch 011 the left side at the road
when he was hit by a car driven by
Miss Louvenia Hopkins. The ad
ditional facts hold that Miss Hop
kins was attempting to pass another
car and was going about 30 miles an
hour when Mr. Hrown was hit and
knocked several feet and then run
on by the front wheel of the car,
that there was room for two curs to
pass on the right side of the spot
where the car was stopped on the
old man's body.
It could not be learned who would
Btart the investigation, but it was
stated that Pitt county attorney?
had been consulted, and that the in
vestigation would probably be han
dled through them.
Special Crew of Workmen
Engaged .To Build 5 aftd
10 Cent Store
Work on Williamston's new five
und ten-cent store will be started
next week, it was announced by Mr.
I'. H. Rose, builder, thin week. The
law office ifKed by Messrs. Stubbs
und .Htubbs has been moved from the
lot between the W. D. Ambers
store and that of Harrison Brothers
and Company where the new build
ing will be erected. A special crew
ol- workmen, employed regularly by
the cpmpany, will be here and ready
for Work sonday morning. Material
has been shipped from several points
since the early part of the week,
it is expected here at any time now.
According to plans announced by
by Mr. Rose, the store will be mod
em in every respect, having a cream
colored brick front and two atories.
The building will be twenty-nine
feet wide and one hundred feet long.
While it ia not the owner
anticipates opening the store by
The store when opened here will
bring the number operated by the
company to around thirty-seven.
The business here will, no doubt, be
heartily welcomed by the people of
the entire section.
Delinquent Taxpayers To
Be Advertised Next Week
Typewriter* in the office of the
sheriff here are clicking away at
the present time, with their oper
ators taking down the list of tax
delinquents. The list will be placed
before the meeting of the County
Poard of Commissioners here Mon
day, and its publication next Tues
day depend* largely on the order of
the commissioner*. They might say
hold it over until next Friday, and
tbey might say let it go next Tues
day. i 'r &
While it ir not certain, the esti
mates of the tax collectors hold that
the number of tax deliixjttents will
be smaller this year than it was
Last. However, this can not be ac
cepted as accurate until the list 1*
com pie tad today or tomorrow.
Staff of The Jamesville Tar Heel—l 927-28 Term
Front row, left to right: Hilda
Modlin, society editor; Ruby Gurkin,
assistant editor; Irma Knowles, cir
culation manager; Lenora Ange, re
porter; and Miss Annie Young, fac
ulty advisor. Back row: Onward
PEEL MOTOR CO.
MOVING * STOCK
Occupying Farmers Ware
house Until New Garage
Building Is Erected
The Peel Motor Company moved
its stock of automobile purts, cars
J ill repair, equipment from its old
gurage on Washington street this,
week to the Farmers warehouse
where the company will crary on its
business until a new garage la erect
ed. Workmen arc busily engaged
tearing down and removing the
ol« structure that has served auto
"mobile.dealers for several years, and
constructions on the new building
will be started as soon as possible.
Modern in every respect, the
building will be completed by the
first of August, it was stated yes
treday by Mr. H. T. Roberson, mem
bei of the firm. Wider than the old
garage by about fifteen feet, the new
one will be equipped with duco rooms
and latest types of machinery.
During the construction .Jjeriod,
the company plans to continue its
operations as before. Maintaining
the entire saleii force and mechanics,
the members of the firm expect to
continue their record 'in the sale of
Chevrolet cars and trucks.
LOCALS LOSE TO
Game Played in Roberson
Score: 7 to 5
Playing u return game, the local
high school baseball team lost to
Robersonville at Robersonvilli Wed
nesday afternoon, 7 to 5. The iucala
made a creditable attempt to better
their opponents, but were at a loss
to equal the experience of one or
two players chosen from the town.
Hallie James, pitching for Rober
sonville, held the locals to one or
two scratch hits and fanned a num
ber of men. Teel, working on the
mound for the locals, did well in
that position, striking out several
men during the game. Errors came in
for their part of the game, and prob
ably had more" to do with the nfom
bei of runs than did the batting.
Two Cars Collide On
Main Street Yesterday
A Ford coupe driven by Miss
Elizabeth Gurganus, was robbed of a
wheel, a front light and a fender
yesterday when it was hit by a car
belonging to Jake Ruifin. No one
was hurt badly, but Miss Gurganus
was hit'on the head when she was
thrown to the top of her car.
The Ford was agoing out Main
street and the Itu.Tiu ear was com
ing into Main when the wreck hap
Ford Roadster Damaged
by Fire This Afternoon
The town's fire siren howled lrom
its new location this afternoon for
the first time when Sam Brown's
Ford roadster caught Are in front
of the home of Mr. John D. Lilley,
Young Brown was scooping the
dirt on the car, but chemieals from
the fire truck were necessary to ex
tinguish the -flames.
The damage was alight.
Gaylord, editor; James Brown, as
sistant business manager; W. T.
Overby, faculty advisor; Ralph Dav
enport, reporter; and James Nlizelle,
business manager. The last issue of
the paper wis mailed today.
- FARM BILL
President Coolidge Expect
ed To Veto Measure;
Vote Was 204 to 121
Washington, May 3.—Kmbodying
the equalization fee machinery ob
jected to by President Coolidge, the
McNary-Haugen Farm Kelief bill
was passed tonight by the House,
204 to 121.
The measure now must go back to
the Senate for adjustment of differ
ences with that body, which several
jyeelts. Ugv approved tile bill by
vote of 63 to 23.
As soull as these (inferences, none
of which are of major proportions,
are smoothed over, the measure will
be ready for inspection by I'resident
Coolulge. Seme have predicted that
he will veto it as he did the original
XlcN'at llaugen bill last session.
.The House action tonight at 7:30
o'clock, came after opponents of the
fee hud exhausted every parliamen
tary maneuver to remove it from the
bill. In the face of u series of
reverses the opposing camp kept up
its fight and made two unsuccessful
last minute moves to that end.
One' was a motion by ltepresenta
tice Aswell, Louisiana, ranking l)em
otral on the House Agricultuie Com
mittee which drafted the measure,
to substitute his own bill, similar to
the measure except
for the equalization fee. This was
rejected, 185 to 146.
The Louisianian also initiated the
second futile attempt, a motion to
send the bill back to the Agricul
ture Committee with instructions to
return it without the fee and also
a provision to give the proposed
Federal Farm Hoard authority to
enter into marketing agreements for
the control of surplus farm crops.
This was defeated without a roll
Passage of the bill with the fee
machinery intact was expected even
Ly its opponents although only yes
terday they succeeded in carrying a
motion by a vote of 141 to 120 ex
pressing disapproval of the fee.
Farm Bloc leaders, however, today
quickly gathered their forces and
held the floor with a commanding
majority which repulsed every at
tack. Then after consideration of
the measure had been completed
under the procedure permitting
amendment," the farm camp reversed
the defeat of yesterday and passed
the bill itf the form it had desired
from the outset.
"I am afraid not," replied Dr.
B. W. Kilgore when asked yester
duy in Raleigh, if * hfe thought
enough- votes could be secured to
pass the measure over a presidential
veto. - ,
Dr. FitzGerald To Make
Address At Everetts
The final cUtrain of the 1927-'2B
term of the Everetts school will be
lowered tonight at 8 o'clock when
Dr. O. P. Fitzgerald, of the local
Methodist church, delivers the com
mencement address to the eleven
graduates and the school's patrons.
While his subject has not been
announced, Dr. Fitzgerald will carry
a message of much worth tb the
young girls and boys who arc com
pleting their last year in the school
Advertisers Wtu Find Our Col
umns a Latchkey to Over 1,600
Homes of Martin County
Stubbs' Law Office Moved
To Make Room for 5 and
10 Cent Store
OVER 50 YEARS OLD
Was Built By Late James E. Moore on
Lot Where Central Filling Station
is Now Located
Another of the town's landmarks,
tnt' late James Mtjore'j law office,
was moved from the town's main
street, yesteiday to make room foiva
modern live- ami ten-cent store. For
nearly half a century, the little ot
lice served the late James K. Moore
and Mr. Harry W. Seubbs, and no.,
ti goes to the bucklots to' serve as a
hay and grain storage - house foi
Harrison llrothers and Company.
i H*.' first uml oi tiie builumg . v.u'.-*
elected by Mr. Moure on the lot now
occupied by the Central Filling Sta
tion, the date of its erection being
unknown. Later it was moved to the
lo' between Ambers' store and Har
rison brothers and Company, and
while the exact date cannot .be learn
ed, it is thought that the building
was moved there a little over forty
six years ago.
For some time the little office was
occupied by Mr. Moore alone. Later
iVI Moore and Mr. Dennison Wor-.
'.hington formed a partnership aid
they used .the olhce until Mr. Wor
tlungton was made solicitor of the
district. Mr. H. W7 Stubbs was then
associated with Mr. Moore and the
law firm of floore and Stubbs was
continued until the death of Mr.
.Vloore in June Since that time
Mr. 'Stubbs has continued his prac
tice there, and yesterday morning
he moved out.
There are probably 'many unwrit
ten volumes of history connected
with the office; yet the facts, are
known to all the older politicians of
the county. For a third >f a cen
tury, it was the political center of
the county. Mr. Moore, al way
standing at the forefront of the
county's democracy, was followed b>'
Mi. Stubbs who, for more than a
quarter, uf- a. century- wu* t ItHirntun
at the Democratic Executive Com
mittee of the county as well as the
leader and 'practically the
of the county. *s.
No man is able to even estimate
the number of political cigars that
have been smoked in the wooden
building during its years of oc
cupancy. Good guessers say if the
number of, cigars smoked there
all laid end to end, they w'&ulii
make a line almost reaching to the
While the office was hardly more
than four walls, a floor and a roof,
there have come from it several im
portant cases which have gone to
the Supreme court' and caused to
be settled certain important prin
ciples of law.
The offiytt- Was a seat of discus
sion here yesterday afternoon when
it could not be definitely decided
whether the building was erected on
the lot where the filling station now
stands or on the lot between Ambers
Ntore and that of Harrison Brothers
and Company. Some are of the opin
ion that it was erected next to the
Ambers store immediately follow
ing the Civil War. While its begin
ning is of interest, its going is
causing the alarm now, for during
the past years,' the stepH of the
building havfc served the weary.
Mr. Stubbs, with his son, Mr. H.
M. Stubbs, has moved temporarily
to the office formerly occupied by
the Enterprise Publishing Company.
They expect, however, to move to
the building now, occupied by the
Willie Winkle Hat Shoppe in a short
Sunday School Only
Baptist Service Sunday
Sunday School at the usuul hour
will be the pnly service held in thj
Buntist church Sunday.
The members and congregation
will no dnubt want to be present at
the commencement sermon to be
pleached in the Episcopal church;
and at the evening hour, they will
want to be present at. the closing
services which the Presbyterians
will hold in the community.
There will be no mid-week serv
ices at the Baptist church next
week, because on Wednesday even
ing the Commencement address will
b; delivered at the school audi
This church wishes to congratu
lrte the young men and women who
are graduating this year from the
local High School, and wishes for
them that they all may make ireful
men and women in whatever sphere
of life they may enter.
Also, the church want* to thank
the Presbyterian minister* who have
been in our community for the ex
cellent work they have done, and for
the high type of Gospel preaching
which Dr., Gillespie has done.