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Watch the Label on Your Paper Aa It Carries the Date When Your Subscription EzpMi VOLUME XXXII—NUMBER 60 MRS. JOS. H. BRITT DIES AT HOME HIRE SATURDAY Had Been Invalid for Past Two Years; End Caused By Pneumonia FINAL RITES SUNDAY Rev. W. R. Burrell, of Murfreesboro, and Rev. C. H. Dickey Conduct Funeral Services Mrs. Joseph Henry Britt, one of tjhe community's most beloved mothers, died at her home in the Britt Hotel here last Saturday morning at 3:35 o'- clock, following an illness of more than two years' duration. While pneu monia was the ultimate cause of her death, she had suffered two strokes of paralysis, one more than two years ago and the second the early part of last July. Although she was in feeble health following her first stroke she w%s able to be up and attend to minor duties in her home up until about a year ago, when she fell and lost the use of most of her faculties. In July she suffered a second stroke, and, con fined to her bed and chair, she patiently awaited the end. Suffering much pain as the end approached, she never com plaived but cherished a hope that was marked within itself. The funeral was held in the Memor ial Baptist Church at 3:30 Sunday aft ernoon, hundreds of friends attending to pay a last tribute. Rev. W. R. Burrell, of Murfreesboro, her former pastor, and Rev. Charles H. Dickey, htr pastor, conducted the services at the church and grave. Interment was made in the Baptist Cemetery-here. The daughter of the late Andrew Braswell and wife, Barbara Gales Braswell, Mrs. Britt was born in Hali fax County, near Scotland Neck, in July, 1871. Living there until she was 18 years old she married and moved to Scotland Neck, where she and Mr. Britt resided for several years. Mov ing from Scotland Neck, she lived in Nash County for a number of .years before going to Tarboro, where the family made their home until 1915, when they moved here td take charge of the hotel now known as the Britt. Joining the Baptist Church her childhood, Mrs. Britt took an active part in churth life, attending services and offering her help until her health failed. Mr. Britt and six children, four daughters, Mrs. C. B. Siceloff, of Wil tiamston; Mrs. Mark Ruffin, of Tar boro; Mrs. J. D. Thrower, of Wil lihmston; and Mrs. C. D. Anderson, of Asheboro; and two sons, Marriott and Lyman Britt, survive. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. E. W. . Staton and Mrs. T. S. Staton, of Scotland Ntck, and two brothers-,""Mr. S. R. Braswell, of Rocky Mount, and Mr. L. L. Braswell, of Roanoke Rapids. Five grandchildren, Maryin B. and James Milford Ruffin, of Tarboro; Bet sy Jane Anderson, of Asheboro; Joe David Thrower, jr., and Charles Briggs - Siceloff, of this place, also survive. Messrs. W. J. Hodges, N. K. Harri son, W. H„£arstarphen, J. W. Biggs, Bill Haislip, C. A. Harrison, and J. C. Anderson served as active pall bearers. The honorary pallbearers in cluded Messrs. C. B. Gark, F. J. Mar golis, C. O Moore, Wheeler Martin, J. D. Woolard, Roy Coburn, Dr. P. B. Cone, Dr. W. E. Warren, E. P. Cun ningham, K B. Crawford, Dr. J. S. Rhodes, Dr. J. H. Saunders, Clayton Moore, A. T. Crawford, R. J. Peel, and G. H. Harrison, of this place, and L. M. Pittman, of Scotland Neck, and Becton Dawson, of Conetoe. Among those from out of town at tending the funeral were: Mrs. Roy B«ll, Mra. H. H. Hardy, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Page, Miss Annie Hyatt, M. W. Haynes, Mrs. W. C. Bogey, Mrs. Tom Collins, Mr and Mrs. Tom Bras well. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Purvis, Mrs. Jack Denson, Mrs. Minnie Ruffiin, and L. M. Ruffin, of Tarboro; C. D. An derson, of Asheboro; Mr. and Mrs. Becton Dawson, of Conetoe; Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Apfel, of Ahoskie; W. R. WATTS " T THEATRE . ' 1 Wednesday September 25 "GANG WAR" with Olive Borden and Jack Pickford Also SERIAL and COMEDY Thursday-Friday Sept 25-27 "THE SQUALL" with Alice Joyce, Richard Tucker, Myrna Loy, "And Other Stars r Alao NEWS AND COMEDY MUSIC BY PHOTOTOME THE ENTERPRISE Grand Jury Calls on Citizens To Aid in Law Enforcement CRIME INCREASE DUE TO APATHY Lack of Cooperation With Officers One Cause of Lawlessness "We fiyd too little consideration is begin given to the apprehending of crime by most of the citizens of ths" ccunty, thereby making it hard fos'the officers of the law to detect and appre hend many criminal offenders," the grand jury stated in its recommenda tions to the court here last week. The body pointed out that upon in vestigation it was found that there is an increase of lawlessness and crime within the county, the members of the jury stating that the increase is due, in a large measure, to a lack of respect and lack oC.cooperation upon the part of citizens in general with the officers of the law. "We fijid too little consideration is Whi , e have made prac . begin given to the apprehending of Moe impoMible durinf the put f ew crime by most of the citizens of thf days> ihe local hi*h school football ccunty, thereby making it hard team ia ready for the Farmville officers of the law to detect and appre- e l even> the fame being scheduled here hend many criminal offenders." the next at 4 O . c lock on grand jury stated in its recommenda- t he field at the new building, turns to the court here last week. Farmville, a member of the North- The body pointed out that upon in- eMtern conference this year, is said vestigation it was found that there is to have an unusually good team, but an increase of lawlessness and crime the members of the local squad are within the county, the members of the frowning at the reports and are ac jury stating that the increase is due, tually forecasting a victory of sev in a large measure, to a lack of respect vera ] points margin, and lack of, cooperation upon the part The line-up for the game announc of citizens in general with the officers today by Coach B. E. Hood in of the law. eludes, Albert Cook, left end; Homer The jurymen state further, "We feel BarnhiU, left tackle; George Harrison that the average citizen does not give j r>> i eft guard; Johnny Hardison,, his full support to the officers of the center; Herbert Cowan, jr., right l emmty. If there is a case of guard; Eli Taylor, right tackle; Hew- ! ness, it has to be apprehended, in mtfst j t t Edwards, right end. In the back j cases, by an appointed officer of tlje fleld, Holding will play the quarter law, whereas it is the solemn duty sf back position with Shearson, Mack c\ery citizen to report cases of law- Simpson and Saunders as halfbacks, lessness and crime and to cooperate in | The game announced with Windsor every way possible in the apprehension today was called off. and arrest of the offender. | According to a tentative schedule "We are further conscious of the recently announced, the locals will fact that before the person and prop-1 p i a y Vanceboro, October 4; Morehead erty of the people are safe that it will City, October 11 and Aulander, the I Le necessary to cultivate a greater re- 18th of next month. The games will sped for the law and sure punishment be played on the local field, it was for offenders. \ stated. "Therefore, we recommend and urge , • all citizens of Martin County to take I^/"% their duties as citizens more seriously 1 U vIA I KIV/JCiU in the future; that they shall report f!7YTPiOr'IIfQ any act of lawlessness that conies to * Dv^V^JVO their knowledge to an appointed officer • ot the law and shall assist officers in Cost Not to be More Than every way possible in the check of 15 Cent Above c "i! ,e . . , Wholesale Price The recommendations, supplement- a ir.g the regular report and signed by Raleigh, Sept. 23.-—High school text- Mr. S. T. Everest, foreman, carried the books may be purchased by the chil hearty endorsement of all the jury dren of the State at prices not to ex mcmbers and form an appeal to the cced 15 per cent above the wholesale people that there might be a decrease prices under the new form of high in the number of criminal acts through- school contract ntered into between out the county. 1 the State Board of Education and the t _ m . • publishers, which requires that the TURN CAR OVER publisher Stamp in each book both MT? AD nAT the wholesale and retail price," it was NKAK KALrLIOII learned last week from a tetter sent ♦ to county and city superintendents by Two Local Boys Have Oose State Superintendent of Public Insruc- Call When Driver Goes lK>n A - T - Al,en ri Cl»j» n This information was sent to the lo- I " cal superintendents as a result of com- Unconsciously nodding at the steer- Points coming to the State office that ing wheel nearly cost Jesse Harrell and P r ' ces ' n excess of a 15 per cent com- Durant Keel their lives early yesterday m ' ss 'on were being charged by dealers morning when their car struck a high- ' or textbooks. With the way guard rail near Cary and turned P ,,ce »«»n>Ped in each book, the p»- over. According to Mr. Harrell, the ,ron » and P U P"» wi " know the e » c « diiver of the car, a new Ford coupe, P rice fixed b V the St « ,f B °* rd of Edu " they were running around 50 miles sn *«>" ■« which »"* • hould b « hour when IK unconsciously closed his ' ,ou Kht. e>es and hit the guard rail a second " In fix,n « the re,ail P rict und « r » u " later. For 20 feet the machine mowed ,hori, y of ,he '«*• »«ording to Sup down the rail, but instead of going over erintendent Aliens letter, the State the embankment, the car turned over Board of Education felt that it was a in the road and skidded several feet f «' r » nd reasonable price for both the down the pavement. dta,,r and the for the fol- With the exception of a few minor l« wing reasons: (1) The market is com bruises, the two boys escaped injury. P u, »° r y. » the •Z O - 000 hi * h « choo ' chil " The car was badly damaged, the esti- | d " n mu> « " cure 2 > « he " » mated repair bill amounting to approxi-|« monopoly of trade, as there .. only mately $l5O. The boys, returning from I™' dealer » community; (3) adver a short visit to Winston-Salem, reached » the "hools inform the here yesterday afternoon, Julian Har- *ildren where to obta.n book.; and rell going for them. no "P ,U ' f ub ; 9 lishcrs furnish books on 60 or 90 days Judge Meekine Sends 43 "me and mt *« ° f the «rade is during To Federal Penitentiary ,he « r,t week of L ,ch ™!' # merchant to pay his bills out of these Forty-three men were sentenced to proceeds. Unconsciously nodding at the steer ing wheel nearly cost Jesse Harrell and Durant Keel their lives early yesterday morning when their car struck a high way guard rail near Cary and turned over. According to Mr. Harrell, the diiver of the car, a new Ford coupe, they were running around 50 miles an hour when lie unconsciously closed his ejes and hit the guard rail a second later. For 20 feet the machine mowed down the rail, but instead of going over the embankment, the car turned over in the road and skidded several feet down the pavement. With the exception of a few minor bruises, the two boys escaped injury. The car was badly damaged, the esti mated repair bill amounting to approxi mately $l5O. The boys, returning from a short visit to Winston-Salem, reached here yesterday afternoon, Julian Har rell going for them. Forty-three men were sentenced to serve terms in the Federal Prison at Atlanta last week by Judge I. M. Meekins in the Federal court at Fay etteville. Eighteen of the number were Indians; six were white and the remainder were colored. , The prisoners were handled in one railroad car, routed direct to the Atlanta prison. One or two young girls were plac ed in reformatories, it was stated. Judge Meekins will hold coOrt in this district next month. Saturday Marked Official Beginning of Fall Season The first day of (all, last Saturday, was off to a food start, chilly and rainy weather prevailing in general. While the equinox causes unfavorable weather for two or three days, the drizxling rain continues to fall, the weather man predicting no change at the present time. Burrell, of Murfreesoboro; L. L. Bras well, of Roanoke Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Staton, Mrs. W. H. Newell, Mr. Mid Mrs. L. T. Pittman, Mrs. John sou Allsbrook, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Sta ton, of Scotland Neck; Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Braswell, Leßoy Braswell, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Moore, of Rocky Mount; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jones and Mr. and Mrs. L. p. Braswell, of Em poria, Va. and Miss Ruth Pippin, of Hamilton. - , ' I 1 i Williamston. Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, September 24, 1929 TO PLAY FIRST GAME FRIDAY ♦ Locals Meet Farmville Here in Opener; "Weather Stops Practice Interesting Debate at Oak City School Last Friday The first-year home economics class of the Oak City High School enjoyed an interesting debate in connection with its regular classwork last Friday morning when four of its members ar gued the question: "Resolved, That it is more important to know how to sptnd money than it is to know how to earn money." Chessie Piland and Avril Woodley represented the affirmative side of the question, while Louise Council and Pauline Glover upheld the negative points, both sides offering a splendid atßument. The decision made by the judges, Amelia Downs, William Peel, and Hilton Rawls, favored the affirma tive. Elizabeth Downs acted as chair- Woman's Club To Meet On Thursday Afternoon There will be a meeting .of the Wo man'* Club Thursday afternoon at the club rooms. This will be the first meeting lince the spring, and many business matters will come before the members, including a general outline of work for the year. All members are urged to c?me, and any who arc not members are invite to come and join the dab. PROCEEDINGS IN SUPERIOR COURT Number of Civil Cases Are Disposed of; Term Ends Friday Going into its second week, the Martin County Superior court enter ed upon the trial of civil cases here yesterday morning, Judge W. A. Devin, of Oxford, on the bench. The court completed the cases on the calendar for trial today at 10:30 this morning and adjourned to re convene tomorrow at 9:80 a. m.—' The following cases were disposed of by trial or agreement yesterday and up until the adjournment this morning: J. R. Leggett versus D. D. Stalls, the plainUff receiving a judgment in the sum of $64.60. A voluntary non suit by plaintiffs ended the trial of Biggs and Stalls against A. L. Alexander. A similar action resulted In the case of Reason versus burning. A settlement ended the suit of R. H, Weaver against H. C. Norman, the plaintiff paying the defendant $6,760. , A non suit resulted in the case of Mrs. J. H. Jolly against the Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company of Greensboro. Race and others were given a judg ment in the sum of SIBO.OO in a suit brought by them against the Cleo Hamilton Players. The deed in question in the Blount versus Harrison Brothers and Com pany, was confirmed. Twenty cases are scheduled on the calendar for trial Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the court clos ing the term Friday. HENRY TAYLOR HURT IN WRECK • Gets Gash Across Forehead When His Car Is Struck By Another Mr. Henry D. Taylor was badly cut on the forehead and bruised about the shoulders late Sunday evening in an automobile accident a few miles, the other side of Edenton. Mrs. Dick | Taylor and daughter, Miss I.ina Mi celle and George Harris, all of this place, escaped serious injury and were able to be out today. >Mr. Taylor was treated in -Edenton, physicians there ( finding it" necessary to make fourteen stitches to close the gash across his forehead. According to the owner of the car, Mr. Harris, Mr. Taylor was driving at a moderate rate of speed, holding to the right sjde of the road when an other car, a Chevrolet, left its right side of the road and struck the right side of the Harris car. Knocked part ly around, the Harris car was hit a second time by a Buick that was just behind it. The driver of the big car bscked off and passed quickly around the wreck, leaving the victims to care for themselves. The Chevrolet car was driven by a colored man carrying white passengersj who were said to be | Tarboro. Their names were not given. The local Chevrolet was damaged practically beyond repair. FARM LIFE TO OPEN MONDAY • ■ Patrons Urged to be~Presenit Opening Day; Talley Again Principal The Farm Life school will open the 1929-30 session next Monday, accord ing to an announcement made yester day afternoon by one of the commit teemen there. While. lJO program has been announced for the opening, the patrons qf the school are invited to at tend. Attendance upon the opening i* mged of all the pupils planning to at tend the school, it was stated. Mr. R. B. Talley, connected with the school during the past two years, re turns as principal. He will offer in struction in the ninth and tenth grades. Mr. Mayo Grimes, of,, R,obersonville, wis recently- elected to th.e faculty there, and he will teach the eighth and ninth grades. Other members of the (acuity include Miss Reva Jefferson, of Washington, fifth and sixth grades; Miss Selma Harrell, Williamston, third and fourth grades; Miss Lillian Haislip, of Hassell, first and second grades; and Miss Ann Brown, of Bethel, music. Imaginative Ranchman Springs a New Story Wann, Okla., Sept. 22.—A1 Gotflfeb, owner of the —R cattle ranch three miles south of here, worried because hi* pastures were dry and his cattle were not fattening. I So, he hays, he went to Kansas City, 110., and purchaawT 600 pairs of green goggle■ and fitted them on that many ateera. ' * The (teen were shipped to market in prime condition and Gotlieb In flate it was because they ate the shriveled grass which looked green through the spectacles. HAMILTON ROAD IS IN BAD SHAPE —• — Travelers Begin Kicking on Condition of Highway Out of Here The Hamilton Road, a dark spot in North Carolina's highway system, is again causing travelers much worry, ac cording to reports from several mo torists. From the Main Street here to the Everett mill, the condition is re ported as being bad, indicating that traffic scheduled by that route will be carried on with great difficulty, if at all, this coming winter. " v~- Very little rain has fallen on the road up until this tim.e yet the condi tion of the route is said to be deplor able. Many complaints were made by all those who passed over the road last year, and a number visited the highway officials in an effort to remedy the situation. Commissioner Kugler, of Washington, Jiead of the work in this district, maintained that Martin was itf 4 the "red," that is, it had already drawn over its allotment, and that lit tle or nothing could be done for the load. •• Two motorists traveling over the road yesterday directed a bitter attack against the dumping of clay on the route, stating that some one should be adequately kicked for ever permitting the wast# of money so apparent at this time. " There'll never be a decent road from here to the upper part of the county as long as those' in charge do nothing of a more permanent nature," one of the motorists stated. GIRLS ATTEND SCHOOL BEST 55 Per Cent of Total Enroll ment in White Schools Are 'Girls Raleigh, Sept. 23.—Girls art attend ing the public high schools of the State in larger numbers and more regularly than boys, according to statistics col lected by the State Department of Pub lic Instruction. During the year 1928-29 there were 43,339 white boys and 53,400 white girls enrolled in public high schools, or over 10,000 more girls than boys. Fifty-five per cent of the total white high school enrollment of 96,739 mid 67 per cent of the total colored high school enrollment of 13,218' are girls. On the basis pf rural and city schools this, percentage distribution is practi cally the same—44 per cent of the rur al white enrollment and 46 per cent of city high school enrollment are boys. These percentage distributions are ap proximately the ' same as they were five years ago, 1923-24, when 44.5 per edit of the total white high school en rollment of 58,784 was boys. Npt only do more girls attend high school, but figures show that they also attend more regularly. Whereas an average of ohly 83 boys out of each HHi enrolled attend daily, 86 girls make this record. Boys in city schools attend slightly better than do their country cousins-pcity boys 84 per cent and rural boys 82 per cent. Figures Ulso show that at the close of the school year 1928-29, there were 4,MiB white boys and 7,477 white girls v.ho graduated from the public high schools, 38 per cent boys and 62 per cent girls. The differences are greater for '.the colored race, 31 per cent boys and 69 per cent girls out of a total of 1 484 graduates. A slightly larger percentage of city boys graduate than do rural boys—37.s per cent of the total rural graduates are boys, whereas 40.1 per cent of the city graduates are boys. The number of rural white girls who graduated from high school exceeded the number of rural white boys by nearly 2,000. HUNT LICENSES ON SALE SOON ——* Agents for Different Sec tions of County Named By County Warden With the hunting season for deer opening the first of next month, County Game Warden J. W. Hine.s appointed today tht agents for dis tributing licenses in the county. The list includes: W. G. Anthony, Hamilton; Cul pepper Hardware company, William ston; 0; G. Carson, Jamesville; A. B. Ayers, Rear Grass; H. 0. Daniel, W. H. Gray, Robersonville, and J. W. Hines, Oak City. While a goodly number of State residence licenses are aold in this county, t..e county licenses exceed all others in the sale by a large mar gin. The game warden stated that there are many squirrels in the swamps this year, that only one section even hints of a shortage, and that is the Gardner's Creek community. The squirrel season does not open until the middle of next month, and violators of the game law have been carried before the court* in many instances. Teachers Hold First Meet Here Saturday FAIR BOOSTERS TO STOP HERE Here Thursday Morning on Tour of Eastern North Carolina The .State Fair boosters who are touring Eastern Carolina this week will arrive in Williamston Thursday, Sep tember 26, at 10:35 a. m.. according to arrangements which were completed today. The visitors will slay here for a short time, while the State College Band, which is accompanying the State Fair l>«rty. gives a concert The purpose of the trip is to arouse interest in the State Fair, Which will he bigger and better than ever, and in the North Carolina Home-Coming cel ebration, which is being held during State Fair week, October 14 to 19.. Ihe Raleigh business men who are making the trip this year, will arrive in busses. About five busses will be in ill" party.' They plan to leave Raleigh •11. \yednelday, September 25, and go Ito Fli/aheth City by the northern 'route. They will return to Raleigh ! from Elizabeth City by the. southern route, on Thursday, September ~2(t. The State Fair this year offers an exceptionally attVactivs, program, with the best free acts touring the south, five days of horse racing, with purses totaling $7,200, races ou Saturday, and auto polo anil fireworks every night. . , . v .• There will be an exceptionally large number of exhibits. Premiums total ing $25,000 are offered by the fair, and each department is under the supervis ion of an expert from'the State College extension service. . In addition, all of the departments of the State govern imnt, and the Federal department of agriculture are preparing exhibits to show * the natives of North Carolina, v,|i" return for the fair, the progress which the State has made in the past 25 years. DISTRICT MEET OF HOME AGENTS Will Be Held at Rocky Mt. Friday and Saturday of This Week The agents of the Northeastern District will meet in the Presbyterian Sunday School building dt Rocky Mount, Friday and Saturday of this week, when the year's plans will be discussed. This meeting, which is held annually, is in charge of Miss Pauline Smith, Supervisor of this district. Administrative problems will fea ture the discussions, it was stated. Plans foT the year will be checked anij plans for the winter will be worked out by the agents and the socialists from State College, who will be present. These tentative plans are to be made by the County Councils in the various countjes. Councils are composed of representa tive women ffom the clubs of the counties who have voted on the proj ects needed and wanted, by the lo cal clubs. The county plans will be approved in full by the councils be fore they are completed. "Make a Living First and Money Afterwards," correlated with a pro gram for improved living conditions, both aesthetic and health, will fea ture the district plans, thus tying up the extension program with the Governor's agricultural program. A_, special feature of the confer ence will be a talk, "Farm Home Standards," by Miss Rokahr, Nation al Home Management Specialist, of the extension Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Miss Sleeper, Martin county's agent, will attend the meeting from here. ANOTHER FORD GETS AIR-MINDED Takes' Off All Right But Lands in 'Phone Wires Beside Road That this is really a flying age was furj+ier evidenced last Sunday after noon when a new model Ford road ster somersaulted into a siring of tele phone wires six miles this side of Greenville. Ben Dawson, young white man of Rocky Mount, and his two com panions escaped with one slight each, it was stated. According to reports, the Jprd was forced from the road by a Targe bus, and the machine, traveling around SO miles an hour, skidded, causing it to leap into the telephone lines. Entangl-j ing itself in. the wires, the car fell right side up in a ditch on the side of' the road. The car was only slightly damaged, it was stated.' '_L_ !_■ Advertiser! Will Find Our CoL umn» a Latchkey to Over 1,600 Home* of Martin County ESTABLISHED 1898 ~ WM. R. WATSON, - PRINCIPAL HERE, ' MADE PRESIDENT 1 t | R. I. Leake Vice President j And Mrs. D. M. Roberson Is Elected Secretary ' ATTENDANCE IS GOOD ' Meetings Will Be Alternated Between I __ Here and Robersonville; Several Short Addresses The Martin County Teachers' as sociation held its first meeting of the 1!>29-30 school term in the new high school building here last Satur day afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, a goodly number of the county!* teach . ers attending. , Following the opening of the me t ihg by Professor Hickman, who' led in the devotional exercises, Profes , sor Wm. K. Watson, of the lot al , schools, was male president of the , association. Professor R. I. Leake, of , j the Robersonville schools, will serve J as vice president and Mrs. I). M. R-ob : erson was selected as secretary. , Professor Hix, of the University of North Carolina Extension Division, , made a short talk before the as , sembly, tlxplaining the courses offer ed to ta&chers during the regular school tvrms. He urged those teach ers who are desirous of raising their certificates to enroll for regular classes to be held weekly at some place in- the county. According to an unofficial reporj twenty-two teachers I sign 'd for the instruction, and while this number is not sufficient to war , rant the holding of the school it is j believed that several more teachers will enroll for instruction within, the { next few days. Superintendent R. A. ( Pope stated that those joining the extension class would be excused from the reading circle work. ,t Mr. Paul Ricks, representing the Transcontinental Tours, described briefly the trips offered by his com pany on holidays and during the va cation months. Pupils or teachers i taking the Western tour are given J credit for eight semester hours of study by the State* Department of • Education, it was pointed out by Mr. Kicks. Superintendent 11. A. Pope, in a short talk before the teachers, stressed certain points in the tfules governing the schools and their oper ations. The willingness of the -Hear Grass teachers to serve two months for the salary o"f one that the dis trict there might have .an eight months term was. highly commended by the school board. The general meeting coming to a close, u motion was made from the floor to hold three of the meetings here and three in Robersonville, the meetings to alternate as to the two places. The next assembly will be held ,the body decided, at Roberson ville the third Saturday in October. The following leaders were select ed to head the various reading circle groups: Misses Peacock and Jordan, primary section A; Misses Hairr and Moore, primary section 15; Mrs. I). M. Roberson arid Miss Elliott, gram mar grade section A) Mrs. Parker fand Miss Allen, grammar grade sec tion B; Professors Watson and llix, high school. County School Principals To Meet in Robersonville A meeting of all the Martin County School principals wiil l> e held in Rob- ersonville tomorrow evening when a principal's council will be formed, it was announced in the office of Mr. R. A. Pope, superintendent of county schools, here yesterday afternoon. While the meeting tomorrow night 'will li.rte to do with the forming of f'c council, it was pointed out l>y Sup erintendent l'oye that later sessions v til be given ovfer-*to the discussion of County-wide problems facing the schools' and their operation. The meet ing will he held monthly, it ed, with first one principal and then am>ther acting as host. Small Tobacco Sales Are Reported by All Markets Tobacco receipts on all the mar kets jn this section have been small this week, the market here selling around 35,000 pounds today with no appreciable change in the price. The unfavorable weather is*given aa a cause for the small sales. Large breaks are expected with the clear ing of the weather. Dance at Woman's Club Here Thursday Night There will be a dance at the Wo man's Club hall here Thursday even ing, 9:30 to 12, it was announced by a member of the club's dance com mittee this morning. ' • * . 1 ■ • . ■ iV

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