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———— i Watch the Label on Yonr Paper A« It Carrie* the Data When Your Subscription Expire* •VOLUME XXXII—NUMBER 61 COURT OF HONOR FOR BOY SCOUTS Three Boys Advanced to Second Class at Meeting Last Night Court of honor work was given to three of the local Scouts, Jm Rhodes, jr.. Tom Rose, and Cush Hassell, last night at a special meeting called by the local scoutmaster. Wheeler Martin. Scout Executive Hubert Stuckey, from the Wilson Council, gave the Scouts the special work, asking several questions and requiring the Scouts to make head bandages and arm slings to show that they were eligible to be promoted from tenderfoot to second class scout. r ' Rev. C. H. Dickey acted as chair man of the meeting and several appropriate and helpful remarks to the scouts. The following men were present at the meeting, Rev. C. H. Dickey, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, C. B Clark, Wheeler Martin, Scoutmaster; and Hubert Stuckey, of W'jlson. PRINCIPALS OF . SCHOOLS MEET . m Organize for Discussion of County-Wide School Problems Meeting in the Woman's Club at Robersonville last Wednesday evening, eight principals of the Martin County schools organized a countil, making possible round-table discu«»ions from time to time of school prol lems more or less county-wide in their nature. Three of hp county school principals were unavoidably absent, the meeting electing Professor Wm. R. Watson, of the local school, chairman, and Pro fessor L. B. Wynne, of the Parmele school, secretary-treasurer. In a round-table discussion, the school men dealt with those problems relative to county school athletics and scholastic gradings. It was suggested that alf'the schools, as far as it is possible, follow the rules of the State conference. Scholastic requirements were pointed out as very necessary in connection sports, all the principals agreeing that favorable scholastic grades should be the re quirement to be met by the pupil go,- ing out for play. The next meeting of the council will be held here October 23. Fire Loss in State for August Shows Increase North Carolina'a fire loss during the month of August this year was $122,000 more than the losa for Au gust laat year, according to a report issued by Insurance Commissioner Dan C. Boney this week. The increase was due largely to three big fires, it was stated. Despite the increase in loss, the number of damage fires was less last month than in August, 1928. The Au gust, 1929, loss from 113 damage fires was |288,686, - compared to $166,- 689 from 172 fires the year before. Destruction of two woodworking plants at Asheboro and a tobacco warehouse at Durham accounted for $188,600 of the loas, with nine other flrej with damage between S6OOO and SIO,OOO accounting fof $69,760; mak ing a total of $248,260 loss from 12 fires. The remainder of the loss $40,- 336 was divided among 101 fires, or an average of S4OO per fire. Methodist Program of Services for Sunday Morning worship, 11 o'clock, preach ing by the pastor. Evening service, 7:30, sermon de livered by Rev. S. A. Cotton, followed by the fourth quarterly conference. All members of the quarterly con ftrence are expected to be present. This is the time for election of many of the church boards. The public is iuvitcd to all our services. WATTS f T THEATRE Saturday September 28 ART ACORD in •♦THE ARIZON KID" Last Episode of "Tarzan the Mighty" First Episode of "The Tiger's Shadow" And Comedy Mond-Tuesday Sept. 30-Oct. 1 "THE GIRL IN THE GLASS CAGE" with v LOHETTA YOUMO AND CARROL NYE MUSIC BY PHOTOTONE -■ ' THE ENTERPRISE Slayer of Windsor Officer Is Doomed by Supreme Court NO ERROR FOUND IN TRIAL RECORD October 11 Is Date Set for Execution; Only Gardner Can Intervene Raleigh. Sept. 26.—Percy Miller, Bertie County Negro, convicted of first degree murder for killing Patrick White, chief of police of Windsor, will die in the electric chair at State's pris on October 11, unless Governor O. Max Gardner intervenes in his behalf. Miller's appeal to the supreme court for -a new trial on errors was denied >esterday in a group of nine opinions handed down by the high court and thus the date of his execution was au tomatically fixed for the third subse quent Friday. Miller shot and killed Chief White February 10, 1929. He tendered a plea cf guilty to second degree murder dur ing trial, but it was rejected and he was convicted. The supreme court opinion reported no error found, with the evidence sufficiently showing pre meditation and deliberation. 'Chief Justice Stacy in writing the opinion took yccasion to deal with the defense of drunkenness; and the rights of police officers. "When one with a previously fixed purpose to kill, formed wfiile sober, deliberately brings on a difference or voluntarily intoxicates himself in order tc carry oiit his design and under such circumstances kills his intended vic tim, the law will not excuse him or mitigate his offense, but pronounces his crime murder in the first degree," declared Judge Stacy. In another place, he declares: "An officer in making an arrest or preventing an escape, either in case of felony or misdemeanor may meet force with force sufficient to overcome it, even to taking of life, if necessary. And he is not required under such condi tions to afford the accused equal op portunity with him in the struggle He is rightfully the aggressor, and he may u».e such force as is necessary to over come against resistance." ! B. B. Everett Crows Many Crops on Farm As president of the North Carolina Crop Improvement association, Mr. Ben Everett, of Halifax county, form erly of Martin, is pointed out as a farmer who practices diversification on his farms in Halifax and Martin counties. Mr. Everett, whose picture appeared in the Raleigh News and peanuts, tobacco, potatoes and many Observer this week, plants cotton, Observer yesterday, plants .cotton, acres of soybeans, corn and other crops to care for beef cattle, hogs and other stock. Besides being president of the N. C. Crop Improvement association, he is president of the State Farmers' convention, a mfcinber of the Gover nor's Agricultural Advisory board and a member of the State Prison board. Baptists in Regular Sunday Services The pastor will preach at both the fc'orning and evening hours at the Me morial Baptist Church Sunday. The Sunday school has been regis tering very certain and noteworthy growth in recent Sundays. The men's class, taught by Burras Critcher, is expanding its program to the extent tliat it is transporting Sunday school pupils from near-by rural districts. The plan is to extend this work indefinitely. The young men's class is also get ting on the map, and plans at no very diMant date to surpass the men's class in attendance. The Sunday school and B. Y. P. U. meet at the regular hours. After Sunday,'all evening services will begin at 7:30 o'clock. Colored Woman Arrested For Transporting Liquor Minnie Spruill Everett, colored, was arrested for transporting whisky l.ei home on Griffin Street last Tues cay evening by Officer Allsbrooks and Deputy J. H. Roebuck. Walking along with a gallon of the fluid in two one | half gallon containers, the woman pitched the liquor over the fence. She was bound over to the Federal court to be held in Washington next month under a S3OO bond. I Officers searching her home found several empty half-gallon jars having the smell of liquor. Two men were at the home at the time, one being so drunk that he could hardly walk. •» Program of Services at Church of the Advent Rev. A. H. Marshall, Rector Sunday, September 29: Sunday school, 10 a. m. . There will be no other service, ow ing to the conference at Kinston, at which all the members are urged to be present Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, September 27,1929 TOWN ON NEW FREIGHT LINE ♦ Daily Freight Shipments by Truck to Norfolk Will Begin Monday T ' ♦ Beginning next Monday, the Habit Brothers Freight Line, of» Edenton, will start a daily freight schedule be tween Norfolk and Washington, serv ing all intermediate points, according to an announcement made yesterday by Joe Habit, manager of the line. The Habit Brothers are now operat ing trucks between Norfolk and Eden ton, and in anticipation of the Wash ington-Edenton business they have added a number of trucks, it was stat ed. Trucks will leave Washington at 9 in the morning, arriving in Edenton at noon. The return trip will be start ed at 2 in the afternoon. ORGANIZE CLASS FORTEACHERS Extension Class Will Be Formed at School Here Next Thursday The organization of an extension class for Martin County teachers and several others will be perfected in the high school building here next Thurs day afternon, at 4:30 o'clock by a mem ber of the University of North Caro lina Extension Bureau, according to an announcement coming from the office of Superintendent R. A. Pope yester day. The University Extension di vision conducting the class here will also offer instruction to teachers in other adjoining counties, it was stated. The courses offered by the division have to do with teaching pupils how to study and material* and methods for the social sciences. In addition to certification credit these half courses will also allow college credit to those who qualify for , njcl* credit, it was pointed out in a bulletin received in the county superintendent's office here this week. The second half of each of the courses will be offered during the coming semester, thus enabling teach ers who complete the full year's pro gram to earn eight semester hours of certification credit. The registration fee for each half course is ten dollars. At the organization meeting here ntxt Thursday afternoon, Professor Ernest H. Hicks, of the University faculty, will outline the courses of study and offer detailed information. According to the bulletin sent out this week, similar classes will be held in Washington, Beaufort, and Stone wall. State Fair Bosters Make Brief Stop in Williamston Arriving here forty minutes behind their announced schedule, the State fair boosters, 100 or more traveling in four special buaaes, made short talks and rendered two band selec tions. The group, escorted by four highway patrolmen, arrived here at* 11:16, leaving at 11:80 for Washing ton. Introduced by R. S. Busbee, Mr. T. S. White, president of the fair, made a short speech from the steps of the Farmers and Merchants bank steps. A number of pamphlets and souve nires, advertising the fair, was dis tributed to the several hundred peo ple assembled to greet the boosters here. The boosters, "returning late yester day evening to Raleigh, completed a two-day tour in this part of the State. Former Citizen of County Is With 101 Ranch Shows Formerly of this county, Mr. G. R. Roebuck was considered foolish for leaving to play a part in the show busi ness. With hi» hor»e, a well-trained animal, and one he priied greatly, he signed up with the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Shows, one of the greatest of sis kind in the world, and today the Fhowman says he is on easy street and getting along fine. He visited relatives and friends at Hamilton this week, getting a short leave of absence while the show played in Norfolk. He also chatted with friends here for a short while. Number Everetts Young j People in Various Coleges Comparatively speaking, Everetts leads the county in the number of boys and girls attending the several colleges in the State. Five boys and (iris from the town are studying in the various colleges this year as fol lows: J. S. Ayers, jr., and Wiley Craw ford, State College, Raleigh; Bea trice Wynne and Edna Barn hill, N. C. C. W., Greensboro; and Lela Barn hill, K. C. T. 8., Greenville. EPISCOPALIANS TO MEET HERE District Meeting to be Held With Church of Advent Next Tuesday A district meeting of the Martin and Episcopal churches will be held with the Church of the Advent here next Tuesday, the meeting opening at 10 in the morning with the celebration of the Holy Communion. The program for the meeting has been carefully planned and hundred delegates are expected during the day, it was stated. Addresses will be made by Mrs. Vic tor Shelburne, Mrs. Fred Outland, and Mrs. Von Eberstein. Rev. Arthur H. Marshall, rector of the local church, will make an -address following the noon-day prayers for missions: A joint meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary and representatives of the parishes and missions will be held at 2 in the afternoon, a discussion of par ish problems following, A diocesan representative, of Wilmington, will make an address following the joint meeting of the auxiliary and parish representatives. KIWANIS HEARS PROF. WATSON Local School Principal Is Main Speaker at Meet Wednesday Professor W. R. Watson, local principal, addressing the Kiwanis club at its regular luncheon here last Wednesday, defended , the pres ent-day school ideals, but offered marked objections to the new line of thought, privileging the children to go their own course until they find their error and tii«?n return and got on the true line that they should fol low during life. A proper attitude towards business of any kind in necessary, the principal stated, to success and if the school is to measure up to oi>r ideals,, those interested, parent, pupil and teacher, each must assume a proper attitude. Proper respect for each other is es sential, was also pointed out as necessary to achieve success. The obligation of every one in mak ing a school a success was mentioned when, the school man pointed out the importance of attendance. He stated the cost of one day'B schooling in the schools here "was $185.00. The enrollment in these schools was 670 at end of the third week, but the average attendance was oiily 636, 34 children being out every day. The tax payers lose $6.00 each because the children did not meet the obligation before them and attend. William Chapel Club in Meeting Thursday Palmyra, Sept. 26.—The Williams Chapel Home Demonstration Club met Thursday, September 19, with Mrs. Julian Mizell. At the business meeting, discussions of ways of making money for a club fund and the requirements of eligible club members. Then Mrs. Mi zell, club delegate to the short course at State College, gave a very interest ing and instructive talk on improving the home grounds. Next the annual election of officers took place. The new officers elected were: Miss Hattie Everett, president; Mrs. J. A. Kverett, vice president; and Mrs. Julian Mizell, secretary and treasurer. a The business tyeeting over, club nitmbers went to the kitchen where Miss Slepeer demonstrated the making of two wholesome and dainty desserts, apple whip and caramel custard. Lat er Mrs. Mizell prepared and served pufiles, a very pretyt new confection, of which she learned at the State Col lege short course. The club enjoyed very much this meeting with Mrs. Mizell in her new attractive home." Program of Services for Presbyterian Church, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Pastor I True sayings: "You don't have to ' institute a lawsuit to collect the wages of sin." Sunday school, 9:46 a. m. Worship services, 11 a. m.—Sub ject, "Fishers of Men." Bear Grass The regular services of the Pres byterian Church will be held in the school house auditorium at Dear Grass Sunday evening at 7:30 p. m. We invite all those wfifcKwUl to meet and worship with us at this time. A. R. Dunning Moves To New Law Offices With (our law offices in it, the old Gpdard building,, located on Main and Smithwick Street*, is now appropriate ly called by many, "Lawyer's Build ing." Attorney A. R. Dunning was the last to locate there, moving his office fixtures and other equipment there recently from the offices over tKe Clark Drug Store, - 1 * *• . Veteran Buyer Says Peanut Crop Prospects Are Brighter V. E. P. WILL GO TO PLYMOUTH Citizens Ratify Proposal by Vote of 232 to 3, With 19 Not Voting In a special election held in Pty- j mouth last Tuesday, citizens there vot-! etl by a large majority to sell the town's light and power franchi.se to tht Virginia Electric and Power Com pany. According to an unofficial re ports, 232 citizens voted for the meas ure, 3 voted against it, and 19 did not v«Je at all, the election carrying by a j majority of 210. The power company goes into the town there under h similar contract, en tered into by the concern and the town* 1 hire. The terms iif the contract, it is understood, give Plymouth $50,000 for, the franchise Und free street lights for 30 years. According to the. terms of the con tiact, the power company will take over the light and power distribution system there within a year. | It was unofficially announced here yesterday morning that the company's transmission, lines would be construct ed byway of jamesville, making avail able light and power for the residents there. The rate to be charged service offered there is not known, I but it is believed that the price will | be in keeping with the one charged for srvicc here. Preliminary work on the project will ' be started within a short time, it was I stated, anj it is probable that tlie lines j will IK- constructed within the next sev eral months. Supreme Court Finds No Error in County Case Reviewing the case of Slade, Rhodes and C'otnr my against Henry l anner, Joe Purvis,'et al, the North Carolina i'uprcnu' Court, this week, found no error in the proceeding:;, the judgment holding good as passed in the superior ji . urt In re! The plaintiffs were suing the defend ants for title to a piece of land in Hamilton Township. • The court here gave Tanner a life-time right to the land, the title t pass to the plamtilTs upon the death of lanner. , This casc-vwas jhe second to be re viewed from the county by the Su ptenic Court. • \ -• *- Sentence of Perlie Cokram Is Suspended by Judge The twelve months road sentence, imposed on Perlie Coltrain in the su perior court here last week for con nection with the depot robbery at Jamesville, was suspended yesterday afternoon by Juftge W. A. Devin. Thu last eight of the twelve months were suspended when the sentence was first meted out. Judge Devin ordered the prisoner held here that a further consideration of the case might be made. Yesterday afternoon the sen tence was suspended in its entirety, Coltrani spending a few days in jail during the meantime, however. Urge Sending Cotton to Gin in Good Condition With the mills refusing much green cotton to the south of us, warnings are being sent out by cotton ex changes to the farmers of this section and Virginia urging them to carry their cotton to the gins in good con dition. The advice sent out by one of the exchanges states, in part, "There has been much more complaint this season than usual with regard to green, damp and gincut cotton. Thir. is especially true of cotton handler in the states farther south, where it has been refused by mills, and sub ject to heavy damage claims when shipped to foreign countries. 175,000; Pounds of Tobacco Are On Floors Here Today With unfavorable weather prevail ing the earty part of the week, sales on the local tobacco market continued light up unltil Wednesday, the largest break of the week coming today when approximately 175,000 pounds were placed on the floors of the three warehouses. Damaged tobacco and the offering of many tips are holding the aver age price down, the better grades continuing about the same, a few re porting a slight price increase on the better grades. Good tobaccos are few and far between on the local floors, the market being in the center of one of the poorest crops in years. Local Eleven Playing Its First Game Today The local' high school football eleven is playing its first game of the season here this afternoon, the Farmville High School squad furnish ing the opposition. The teams Will met on the new high school field at 4 o'clock. ADVISES BETTER CARE OF CROP # - Market Prices in Georgia Better Than Peanut Men Generally Expected, " ■ft By LESLIE T. FOWDEN The farmers in tlii { s section will be glad to know/that the peanut market opened in Georgia last week with prices from S7O to $75 per ton for the new crop, or from 3 1-2 to 3 3-4 cents per pound, which is a better price than most of the peanut men expected. As the nuts in this section sell front 3-4 t. 1 cent a pound higher than the Georgia crop, it looks as though we are going to get a better price than it once looked like we would,, and we can get a still better price if we will only house and hag our crop as we should, or, even as we used to do. The time has been that the farmers in Martin County enjoyed 1-4 to" 1-2 ft nt per pound hettet prices than their neighboring counties, due to the fact that the farmers took a great deal of pride in their peanut crop and not only tried to see how many peanuts they could make per acre but also how nice they could stuck, bag and market tin m When a buyer would tell a factory man—l mean a-cleaner—that llic was selling or offering Martin Comity jumbos or Martin County West ! Virginia runners and bunch, the clean lei would become interested at once, 'and the farmer got a better price. But lit the past fi w years we have let [our peanuts go to market in such shape that we not only can not sell them at a premium but, in a good many cases, find it hard to get the top of the mar ket. In fact, iu the past two. years ' Bertie County-pjiist across the river— ha* sold its crt»p from I 4 to 1-2 cent higher than we have, and it is because we have not been putting our peanuts oil the market in as good shape as we could. All farmers know well that when you pick, or allow any man to pick, as t iaiiy hags of peanuts a day a£ some of you do, you know well that they art not" properly picked or bagged. For you know when -vwtr-fail to turn oil the (aji ajid blow out trash and ''pups'.' iind vines that yon arc paying TT7«7 picker to fill your bags with stuTT tliar- brings down the price of your best goods. The factory man has to pay freight on that same inferior stuff ami then pay some one to throw it away, and the sad but true part of I that is thai, the farmer has to pay for !it by taking a reduced price. A good many of the farmers would be sur prised to know that-for the piis.t two years four of the largest peanut fac tories have not been represented in this county for the fact that we have failed t. put our stuff up in first class shape, and they only cater to the best goods. When you take four strong concerns off. your market, you are killing petition and paying, for it. dearly not having as many concerns as poi sible to hid against each other, anil tin re is but one way to get the coll ect ns back on the market, and that is to -s'tarl saving your clop from the time you start digging. If you find that you are digging too son, stop and wait, for you know a matured peanut is hard to hurt or discolor, and if pioperly stacked will stand lots of bad weather. Then see that they are picked and bagged as well as you know how to. put them up, and we will get at hast 1-2 cent i>er pound more than w. would if we half do it and have to i come into Competition with the South ern crop, for every factory in North Carolina anil Virginia will be repre sented, and it will mean more money t > the farmers. •» I I believe our 1929 crop will turn us j out lunch more money than we thought ai one time. I I trust you will not misunderstand line, for I am not writing this in the 'spirit of criticism about the way we 'have handled our crop but merely stat in.g some facts that if carried out will 'mean mora money to every one in the | county. Pitt County Fair To Begin In Greenville Next Monday With West's World Wonder shows , on the midway, the I'itt County Fair opens in Greenville next Monday i night, continuing through * Saturday. The management iB announcing one , of the most complete district fairs to r be held in the State this year, offer ing one of the best free acts program ! ever presented there. The Honey Family, reputed to be the world's greatest entertainers, will furnish the free acts twice daily. Basil's Mad ( ison Square Band has been booked for the entire week. I West's shows, wit'i a personnel of f more than 400, carries ten rides and i twenty shows, traveling in thirty • all-steel railroad cars. Beginning Tuesday, races will be held each aft ' ernoon, a big display of fireworks featuring the night program. Advertiser* Will Find OUT CA> umna a (Latchkey to Over 1,600 Home* lof Martin County ESTABLISHED 1898 COURT FINISHES WORK THURSDAY Few Civil Cases Go To Jury As Many Were Settled By Agreement Completing its work yesterday aft ernoon, the Martin County Superior court closed its regular two week 3 term held for the joint.trial of crim inal and -civil cases. While very few civil cases reached the jury a goodly number was settled b> agreement. The proceedings: Leary Batem»n Motor Company vs. Charles R. Smith; judgment for $4"5 in favor of plaintiff D. G. Matthews versus W. H. Sykes and S. J. Everett, trustee; judgment of foreclosure of tax deed in favor of plaintiff D. G. Matthews vs E4 Jones et al; judgment in favor of defendant Riley Andrews vs. M. G. Lowe; judgment for plaintiff in the sum of SIOO for personal injury inflicted wheh Andrews, a colored man, was struck by an automobile driven by Lowe Harrison Brothers and Company vs Charlie James; judgment in favor of plaintiff in the sum of $485,19 Farmers and Merchants Hank vs Jesse Keel; judgment in favor of defendant 0. S. Anderson and Company vs Forbes and Morton; judgment in favor of plaintiff to recover the pro ceeds of a barn of tobacco upon which the plaintiff held a crop lien in the year 1928 ltoberson, Little and Company vs. J. T. Au.sban and W. S-. Ayers; judg ment not recorded. OFFICERS MAKE SEVERAL RAIDS Get Several Stills in Varmus Sections of County; fTo" Operators Caught While rain\ weather and Itad road* limited the work of Federal prohibition agents here the early part of this week h> one catch, the officer* were busy alt day- Wednesday tearing up distilleries and "Teslro> i'ng equipment. Monday .the agents captured a 75- gallon rapacity still and about 200 gal lons of Ou er near' "Everett*. Return ing to fl'F same neighborhood Wednes day, theVflicers found and destroyed another plant The I rcc I'tnoit sec tioii, apparently a happy hunting ground lor Agent Street and his depu ties, was visited Wednesday morning where they raptured two stills, one of a 100-gallun capacity and the other of 200-galloti capacity, fourteen hundred gi- 111 his ui be-.-r were turned nut. two buckets, jugs, funnels, and other equip ment were taken. The two stills were hot, but signals! !of the officers' approa li made* possible the operators' escape. Rie makers ap parently. carried the liquor with them, as the officers failed to find any at either plant. 'On With the Show" New One in Talkies "On With tlfe Show," flic first 100 per cent natural color, talking, singing, dancing picture, a Warner Brother* Vitaphone production, in technicolor, critics to the Trio Theatre ill' Kober sonville Monday. Tuesday, and Wed nesday of next week. The brillrant cast is headed by Betty I'tunpson, Ar thur Lake, Sally O'Neal. Joe K Brown, Louise Fazcnda, Ethel Waters, anl William Bakewell and there is a chor us of 100 dazzling Humphrey TV arson did the story. Robert l.ord the adaptation and Alan t'rosland di rected. Cross Roads School Will Begin Term Next Monday Cross Roads school will begin its 1 J2'> .10 term next Monday morning, it was announced in the superintendent oi school's office here yesterday atternon. 1 lie Farm Life s«t|ool also begins its ttrm thai day. Losing «»11v teacher from its faculty i'i der'the reCent school law, the, school will have only two instructors, Mrs. Ikrtha .'Jones ami Ruth field. Reynolds Company Silent T"*~j4s To Representation Sept." 26. —Officials of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Com pany stated today that no statement could be made yet as to possible representation of that company at the conference of tobacco manufac turers and government officials rep resenting the growers, in Washing ton, D. C., October 1. No decision has been reached as yet, it was said. The Reynolds company was in cluded in the list invited by Sena tor F. M. Simmons to have a rep resentative at the conference, which is for the purpose of discussing the tobacco situation in North Carolina, particularly with reference to the prices being paid growers for the crop of leaf tobacco now being mar keted.

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