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VILUME XXXV—NUMBER 2
TO SCHOOL MEN
Denounces Short Ballot and-
Upholds State Support
Of 6-Months Term
Speaking before northeastern dis
trict school superintendents and prin
cipals assembled here yesterdsy aft;
ernoon in their semi-annual meeting,
Lieutenant Governor R. T. Fountain
pledged hia support to a State-wide
six months school term supported by
taxes other than those on property,
and denounced the short ballot. His
speech, in part:
During the last session of the Legis
lature I advocated the State's sup
porting the burden of the constitu
tional six month school term from
revenue derived from other sources
than real estate and ad valorem tax
ation, and since that time in every
public address I have advocated land
and real estate being relieved of this
burden, and if elected Governor I
will urge with all power at my com
mand that this immediately be done.
The listed values of real estate
now upon the tax books are indefen
sible and 'we should have an imme
diate revaluation so that the tax books
may be made to speak the truth. I ad
vocated this during the lsst session of
the Legislsture and at all times since,
and if elected Governor will press a
doptton of laws that will carry this
immediately fnto effect.
"Real estate in 1915 represented S4
per cent of the tax book wealtfi; in
19J0 it had increased to 70 per cent
of the tax book wealth. Every one
knows that the percentage of real es-,
tate should have been decreased in
stead of increased as personal prop
ery had magnified many timea.
All property ought to be made to
bear its just proportion of the support
of the government and the discrimi
nation against real property in favor
ot other classes of property should be
removed and utterly wiped out.
I believe in every reasonable econ
omy in the operation of the public
schools as in all departments of gov
(Continued on the beck page)
Schedule ot Prices in Effect
On Curb Market Tomorrow
By Miae Lore K. Sleeper, Agent
Mrs Ed Cullipher, frequent seller on
the curb msrket here, reported having
mU$l4 worth of her pine needle bai-|
kets in one day. Some of these bss
kets have been seen by buyers at the
market. The expense in making the
basbets is very little, so the profit csn
be made quite satisfactory. The bas
kets are made of varying shapes. It
was learned at a club meeting that this
work was passed on from a home dem
onstration club member in Pitt Coun
ty and many women in this county
hay* gained the knowledge and are
adding to their incomes from this
The prices oaths msrket this week
will run as follows:
Bats, per doten, 10 cents; hens, Hvc
(special) 12 cents a pound; hens
dressed, (special), 22 cents s pound;
broilers, live (special) 14 cents a
pound; broilers, dressed (special) 24
cots a pound; eollards, 6 pounds for
19 cents; turnips, $ pounds 10 cents;
turnip greens, 5 pounds, 10 cents;
corameal, one peck, 10 cents; cream,
25 cents s pint; sweet potatoes, 10
pOWds 12 cents; Irish potatoes, 10
This is only a partial Uat of our
pricea. We shsll hsve other products
oa sale Saturdsy. We sppreciate the
patronage of our cuatomers and wish
to make the curb market of real serv
ice to every one. When you help the
sefler on the market you slso help the
astrebaats and everyone.
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Sunday School Day at the
Baptist Church Sunday
Sunday school day will be observed
at the Baptist church Sunday morning
at the 1! o'clock service.
The entire Sundsy school is asked
to be present st this service, sitting
together in the suditorium by classes.
The teachers are asked to sit with their
class pupils in the service.
The sermon, "What Will You Do
With Jesus," will be sddressed pri
marily to the Sunday school groups.
TWs is the second in s series of
pr*-taster special services. And Sun
day week an effort will be made to
' get out the entire membership for that
eetvfco—4o be known ss all church
Fighting in China Halted
By Truce Late Yesterday
Firing ceased in Chins last night,
the Japanese and Chinese troops
standing by thair guns awaiting full
peftee settlement. The nature of the
trace afcd just bo w long it will hold
is a matter of speculation. Japan is
rigid demands, and it is not
kapwn whether the Chinese govern?
incut will agree to them or aot.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, March 4,1932
Prison Camp Will Be
Opened Next Week
No farm loans have been made
to Martin County fanners ss yet
end none is expected before some
time next week, it waa learned
from the county agent here this
morning. Application blanks ate
being mailed out, and it will be
impoaeible to make loan requeets
before they arrive.
It could not be learned today
whether the lending committee
appointments had bsen complet
ed, the sgent stating that he iwas
attempting to locate eotne one
who would fill out the blanks for
a nominal fse.
It is almost certain that no
loana will be considered before
next Tuesday or Wsdnesday, U
STAGE PLAY FOR
Worty Charity Work Now
Being Carried On By
In an effort to create additional
ftiAds with which to purchase clothing
for the needy, the Everett* colored
school faculty staged a play this week,
raising a fair cash sum. The school
there has been active in the relief pro
gram planned among colored children
and residents of that community dur
ing the past several months.
And a good work has been reported
in other sections by colored organiza
tions, and while the situation could
not be handled to care for the needs
of every one, the work has proved of
great value to many.
The colored people, most of them,
are finding more joy in giving than
in receiving, comes the reports from
several sections of the county.
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Pleads Closing ot Stores
During Church Hours
By C. T. Rogers, Paator
Ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong,
listen at the church bells Sunday
mornin. ThejT~ire calling you.
Plan now to be at church and Sun
day school this Sunday. Don't let
anything but sickness keep you away.
Don't keep other folks from church
by visiting on Sunday, and if some
one comes to see you, bring them out.
Your body, mind and soul will feel
better if you will attend Sunday
, school and church. Six days to the
| week we do not allow anything to
keep us from our work, yet on Sun
day we allow so many things to keep
| us from going to the house of pray
, er. Are ye honest? Are we playing
the game? ,
We would be so happy to see all
the members present Sunday.-
| on, be a booster, and let us make
I Sunday, rain or shine, a "church Sun
day." My, jny, how much better you
, feel when you go to church on Sun
How about closing every house of
! business during church hours? Mr.
, business man, you will not lose any
, thing by respecting the Church of
, God, and may cause a soul to be sav
ed. We plead with you to help us
to encourage people to go to church.
We will be delighted to have all who
will to worship with us.
' Services at the usual hours.
1 Lee Poultry Growers
j Poultry growers of Lee County have
selected an committee to
r proceed with the formation of a coun
ty poultry association to aid growers
, in msrketing their product more prof
[ FOUNTAIN HERE 1
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1 "I might not win in the race
far the governorship nomination
next Jons, but /no tiz or twelve
men can read me out of the run
ning, 1 * Mr. R. T. Fountain, gover
r norsMp aspirant, said yesterday
altsrnoon following a meeting of
mptfintindinti Attd princi
i pals held In the Woman's Club
I hall here. .
i When aaked what he thought »•
I bant rtftw' >i ll Isi on tha "tax
i burdmsd cigarette," Mr. Pountain
t aaid it weald do wsO to find out
T if they weren't rseOjr backed by
No Formal Exercises Have
Been Planned for the
Event So Far
The new North Carolina Highway
prison camp, two miles west of here,
will be opened next week, probably on
Tuesday or Wednesday, it was learned
here yesterday morning following a
visit here by Mr. Sam Scott, super
visor of camps, Raleigh. As far as it
could be learned here today, no formal
exercises will be held in connection |
with the opening of the camp, the pris- 1
oners starting their nipnotonous life j
there without any pomp or parade.
Abandoning a camp at Enfield, pris
oners from there will be the first to
occupy the new plant here, it was un
officially learned yesterday. One or
two old guards will accompany the
prisoners front Enfield and join a new
force that was appointed by Mr. Scott
last Wednesday night. Other pris
oners will be added from time to time
until the capacity of the camp, 75 men,
is reached, it is understood.
With more than 100 applications for
the various jobs at the plant to 1
be considered, Supervisor Sam Scott
said that he.fcyind it difficult to make
the appointments. After a close study 1
of the applicant personnel, Mr. Scott
appointed Mr. C. R. Mobley, super
intendent of the camp, the position
carrying a salary of $9O and board.
Mr. Mobley is a local man and his ap
pointment was supported by severaL
hundred signatures. Mr. A. Hassell
was appointed steward of the camp,
and under his direction the prisoners
and camp force will be fed. The
stewardship carries a salary of around j
$7O a month and board.
Seven guards have "been assigned
to the camp here, but the appoint- 1
ments have not been formally accept
ed at this time, and it is not known
that the guard personnel will be ex
actly as planned or not. For the guard
positions, J. E. Edmondson, who is a
guard now at a camp in Halifax
County, but whose home is in Ham
ilton; Paul Ballard, of Williamston;
W. F. Crawford, of Cross Roads; R.
B. Brown, of Williamston; J. W.
Hines, of Oak City, and J. D. Harri
son, of Williamston, have been named.
Acceptances had been noted in each
of the several cases with the excep
tion of two, Sfessrs. Hines and Har
rison. It could not be learned defi
nitely, but it was unofficially reported
that Mr. Hines would continue with
the Conservation and Development
Department, and that Mr. Harrison
would accept the appointment. No
name of a possible successor to Mr.
Hines in case he does not accept has
been mentioned. Guards draw a $4O
salary and board. /
A prison personnel instructor ia ex
pected here this week to assist Super
intendent Mobley, Steward Hassell
and the guards in making arrange
ments for receiving the first prisoners
next week and caring for them.
Construction work and camp details
will be completed this week, and light
and water connections will be made
before the prisoners arrive next Tues
day or Wednesday.
SEAT IN SENATE
Beaufort Man Was In The
House During Past
Mr. A. D. Mac Lean, father of the
aix-month State supported school
term lew, and an able representative
I frgm Beaufort County in the North
Carolina General Assembly during the
i past four years, announced this week
that he would run for the Senate this
year. His senate announcement was
made after he declared he would not
aeek the governorship nomination.
With Mr. Mac Lean's candidacy,
• there are two men out for the Senate,
the other being Attorney Carl L.
| Bailey, of Washington County. Dare
' County has proposed to run a candi
date, but nothing definite has been an
nounced in that quarter definitely.
Mr. W. A. Thompson, Aurora man,
considering running for the. State
Senate has withdrawn form that field,
and has announced himself a candi
date for a post in the House of Repre
Local Team In Ahoskie
B§ll Tournament Finmla
Winning over Mars Hill last night
by a score of 14 to 13, the locsl high
school basketball team goes to the
eeim-finals in the Ahoskie four-coun
ty basketball tournament. .
OF POULTRY CAR
Doubtful Now If a Fourth
Car Will Be Operated
Here This Season
Comparative poultry loadings in the
county this week met with a strong
competition that virtually makes it im
possible for another cooperative ship
ment this season. Hucksters operated
ahead of or along with the car and
held down the loadings to less than
one-half the site of the last shipment.
In one or two instances, the hucksters
paid the same prices advertised by the
car. while in Robersonville Wednes
day one cent, more per pound was of
fered by the outside buyers.
Jamesville farmers sold 1,357 pounds
last Tueiday, as compared with 3,622
pounds last month, receiving $174.95.
Last month at this point, 11,801
1 pounds were sold; last Wednesday,
6,985 pounds were sold for $948.39.
Loadings at Robersonville yesterday
are said to have dropped from 6,068
to around 1,000 pounds; however, no
official report was. available.
Those in charge of the'cooperative
poultry loadings in this county are
anxious for the farmers to get every
cent possible for their chickens year
in and year out. To maintain a mar
ket price, which is very low at this
time, the cooperative cars were ar
! ranged, and in almost every case the
car prices have been above those of
fered at the local points. If the huck
stera will establish schedules and main
tain market prices, those handling the
cooperative shipments now will be
glad to get out of the field.
Where the cooperatives go ahead
and advertise a car and make other
arrangements and then have a huck
ster to draw up and load his,, wagon
under their wings and at their ex-
A pense he can afford to pay a higher
price. Once the car is gone, the prices
are gone, too. It is believed that poul
try prices would be lower than tliey
are were it not for the car.
Son of Noted Flier Said To
Be Traveling South
Charles Augustus, 20-months-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A.
Lindbergh, was kidnaped from his
cradle at the home of his parents in j
Hopewell, N. J., early last Tuesday ,
night. As far as it could be learned |
at noon today, the world-famous baby !
was still held by his adductors.
Many reports have been released
on the kidnaping, but the wherea
bouts of the child remain a deep se
cret. A note was reported left in the
baby's cradle demanding a $50,000
ransom which the parents are said to
be willing to pay for the safe return
of the famous son of the man who
braved the Atlantic alone.
11 was reported in Richmond yes- J
terday that the kidnapers and the ,
child had passed through that city J
and were traveling toward North Car
olina apparently on North Carolina
4O. However, conflict-,
ing reports were received from a num
ber of towns in New Jersey and New
Newspapers have treated the event'
with importance equal that of stories
coming from the ware area in China,
and happenings in Congress. Radio'
broadcasts have been made, appeal-j
ing to the kidnapers for the safe re
turn of the little fellow.
A report, released by Durham, N.
C. police and broadcasted over radio
station WPTF, Raleigh, this morning
stated that the bay and hi) abductors
were continuing their journey south.
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Roanoke Tobacco Whse.
Co. Declares Dividend
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A two per cent dividend was de
clared by thj; stockholders of the Roa
noke Tobacco Warehouse Comnay in
annual meeting in the courthouse here
last Wednesday afternoon, the pay
ment being one of the smallest ever
advanced by the company. |
GETS GOOD PRICE
Wayneav.ll*.—Here'a a tobacco
farmer who haa no kick.
C. R. Liner, of the Wayneeville
community, planted one acre to
_ the "golden wede" and got a groee
return of 9440.16, County Agent
J. L. Robinson reports.
The acre produced 2,100 pounds.
Liner aold 1,094 pounds at an av
erage of 26 cants. The remaining
tobacco oould not be cured out
properly and kept at home.
Agent Bobineon said the crop
waa grown on fertile land, fertilis
ed, cultivated, and handled under
instructions of the tobacco exten
sion specialist of N. C. Stats Col
School Officials of Northeast
Hold Meeting Here Thursday
Heavy Fines Imposed By
Judge Joseph Bailey
Fail To Stick
With only eight cases on the docket
and several of them originating some
time before, the recorder's court had.
a comparatively short session here last
Tuesday. The court imposed several
heavy fines, more than enough to pay
its way for a month, but they failed
to stick, the defendants appealing to
the higher courts.
Pleading guilty in the case charg
ing him with larceny and receiving,
Elmer Purvis was sentenced to the
roads fot-i period of six months.
Adjudged guilty of manufacturing
liquor, Will Smith and Lewis Keys,
the two colored men who were fooled
by an old hog down in the Free Union
section of the "county, were each fined
$lOO and each taxed with one-half of
the costs. They appealed, Judge Bail
ey requiring bond in the sum of $l5O
of each defendant.
Tiler James was also found guilty
of manufacturing liquor, and he was
fined $75 and costs. He did not like
the sentence and appealed to the su
perior court, bond in the sum of. $l5O
A nol pros with leave resulted in
the case charging Willie Faulk with
an assault with a deadly weapon.
The case charging Hubert Wooten
with trespassing and assault was also
Charged with an assault with a
deadly weapon, Edgar Ayers was
found guilty of a simple affray, the
court suspending sentence upon the
payment of the court cost.
H. L. Britton, charged with an as
sault with a deadly weapon, was
'found guilty of a simple affray, the
court suspending sentence upon the
payment of the costs.
Charged with bastardy, Primus
Cherry, Goose Nest colored man, was
found not guilty, the prosecuting wit
ness, Bertha Wynn, appealing to the
higher courts. |U( is remembered that
Cherry was in the superior court here,
only a few months ago answering to
,a similar charge brought by another
OF OAK CITY
Marked Spirit of Coopera
tion Reported There
"There has never been a better spir
it of cooperation for school work in
j this community than now," Principal
, H. M. Ainsley, of Oak City, said yes
' terday in announcing several inter
esting events scheduled there during
next few days.
J "The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Oak City High School will give a
George Washington Bicentennial pro-
I gram on Tuesday, March 8, at
o'clock in the school auditorium. This
program will possibly be the most in
teresting of the series planned in the
' school. Pageant, minuet, essay, plays
j and patriotic songs will feature the
evening's program. All are cordially in-J
vited toMConte and witness the dra-'
matic pnfy of America's search for a
modern Washington. Your presence
in the past and splendid attention are
appreciated and the school solicits this
1 The hot lunch is still running and
' serving 65 to 75 pupils twice weekly.
The Oak City school stands high in
the minds of all patrons srhd friends in
giving back to the comirfunity better
prepared citisens for the higher stan
dards of living, in appreciation of this
parents are offering their service at
a sacrifice at home to come to the
school building twice each week and
supervise and work for children who
perhaps are less fortunate than they.
The following ladies have served for
the past few weeks: Mrs. B. M. Wor
sley, Mrs. E. K. Harrell, Mrs. T. C.
Allsbrook, and 'Mrs. J. H. Ayers.
Others are on the Waiting list ready
when called upon. It is appreciated,
and this grand spirit and thoughttyl
ness for the other person will cer
tainly come back, bringing a hundred
"The senior class of 1932 is visiting
the places of interest in the capital
city of Raleigh, Thursday, March, ffth.
The class will be chaperoned by Miaa
Fannie Woodward. The class will not
forget to visit the WPTF broadcaat
ing station in Raleigh.
"Attendance is well above the aver
age for this month and holding good
for the remainder of the term is as
sured from an investigation made by
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f jp L R. T. FOUNTAIN 1
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Candidate for the Democratic
Governorship nomination, spoke
to school auperintendenta in meet
ing here yesterday afternoon.
To Elect Officers and Board
of Directors at Meeting
Next Tuesday Night
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An important meeting of the Ro
anoke Mutual, Exchange, a farmers' |
i organization recently organized at]
Jamesville, will be held in the highj
school building there Tuesday eve-|
ning of next week at 7:30 o'clock, it j
was announced yesterday by W. T. j
Overby, agricultural professor and or-i
ganizer of farm activities. Farmers
throughout the section are urged to|
take "part in the business planned. |
A board of directors and officers [
will be elected. It»co.sts nothing to
take part in the exchange orgaui/a-j
1 tiort, and Jamesville Township farm-'
ers and others in, neighboring coni-l
inunities are urged to the meet- [
ing next Tuesday nitrht. Seven men
will be chosen to serve on the board
L of directors, and the organization will
elect it spresident, a really important'
office in the exchange, and vice presi
dent and secretary-treasurer.
The charter is being forwarded from
Raleigh, and it is believed that it will
be placed before the meeting, next
COUNTY CASE IN
"No Error" Found In The
Taylor Insurance Case
By Higher Court
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In a decision handed down this
week, the State .Supreme Court held
that an owner could change the bene
ficiaries to an insurance policy by
word of mouth or orally. .
_._ The case in question originated in
t the Martin Superior court, and was
known as Mack G. Taylor agains Co
burn, administrator. As it is under
stood here, Mr. Taylor, a short while
before his death, told his children that
! he could no longer meet the premiums
| and that they could have the proceeds
if they would keep the policy in force.
1 Other than the oral agreement, noth
'-•ng was done about changing the pol
icy, .but the court in this county rul
ed tliat the oral agreement was suf
' firicnt to make the change,"SK benefi
ciaries validr resulting in the appeal by
the administrator to the high court.
The case was marked "no error".
Auxiliary To Meet With \
Miss Crawford Monday
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The monthly business of the Wo-
I man's Auxiliary of the Episcopal
( church will be held Monday, March
7th, at 3:30 p. m., at the home of Miss
. Anna Crawford. Each member is urg
ed to be present.
.An upward turn in local busi
ness conditions waa reflected in
- the February postal receipts at the
J local office, mady public by Jem
I - T. Price yeeterday morning. The
1 stamp sale pessed the (1,000 mark
for the period and wae 1304.60 a
head of the aale for February of
laet year. Increases in other busi
neaa handled by the local office
were alao reported, Mr. Price stat.
ing that the office sold 91,043.44
worth of stampe during February,
a month in which then were four
ttmdays and one holiday to be
Watch the Label On Tour
Paper Aa It. Carries the Date
When Your Subscription Expires
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t LEROY MARTIN,
' R. T. FOUNTAIN,
Mr. Martin Believes More
Economy Will Be Neces
sary Next Term
More economy in the opratiotr of
North Carolina schools itUl.be neces
sary next year than this, Mr. Leroy
Martin, State Board of Equalization
secretary, stated as his opinion before
the senti-anfiual meeting of tlfe north
eastern (Jivision of xounty and city
school superintendents held in the Wo
man s Club hall here yesterday. Mr.
Martin outlined the workings of the
school syst.em, pointing out that a
goodly number of new teachers will
be necessary in the operation of the
schools next year, that they will have
to be paid ( . with the same amount of
money appropriated this year. Ac
cepting Mr. Martin's opinion, and he
is in position to know, it is to be con
cluded that salaries are in line for
1 another slash.
I Assembling in the hall here at I o'-
clotk, the school' men enjoyed dinner, *
and following formal introductions,
| listened to Lieutenant Governor R. T.
i Fountain, of Kocky Mount, candiate
! for governor. The governorship as
pirant stressed the importance of edu-"~
cation and pledged support was warm
ly applauded by the school btad% —
Just prior to Mr. Fountain's address,
the senior class of the local school,
under the direction of Miss Annie S;
j VanDyke staged a George Washing
| ton pageant. Written and planned by
the pupils themselves, the pageant was
I much enjoyed by the school folks.
I A round-table discussion, following
I Mr. Martin's speech, advanced many
| questions in connection ' with the
school law and the operation of the
sehools.-especially the extended term.
Edgar E. 'Bundy, president of the
| gsoup, discussed illiteracy and ex
plained that untiring efforts were be
j ing made over in his county 1 , Per
j quintans, in an effort to ntake it pos
sible for every person there to read
his name and write a will. Superin-
I tendent Hundy, at one time head of
the local said that his teachers
were assisting mnl 'ln the instruction
of illiterates at night classes held in
The following school men and guests
were present:-F.. E. Bundy, Perquim
ans; K. I. Leake, Robersonville; R. T.
Fountain, Rocky Mount; R. H. Bauch- M
man, Edenton; E. E. Sams, Kinston;
E. H. Hartsell, Elizabeth City; M. P.
Jennings, Elizabeth City; R. T. Ry
land, Weeksville; Joh:i A. Holmes,
Edenton; Ola Allsbrooks, Windsor;
Maud C. Newberry, Currituck; A. B.
Alderman, Snow Hill; H. C. Savage,
. (iateSville; Robert Bro.vn, Winton; D.'
B. Burgess, Camden; 11. M. Roland, >
Washington} G. M. Guthrie, Swan
Quarter; J. H. Swindell, Swan Quar
ter; H. Gi.Roberson, Columbia; H. C.
Banks, Bayboro'; R. S. Proctor, New
Bern; H. L, Joslyn, Murehead City;
Jas. W. Norman, Plymouth; J. G.
| Allen, Beaufort; Ernest Micks, Ply
mouth; Robert 1L Wfwht, (ireenvillt;
R. H. Fitzgerald, Greenville; J. H.
Rose, Greenville; W. A. Mahler, Tar
boro; R. M. Wilson, Rocky Mount;
Leroy Martin, Raleigh; W. A. Gra
ham, Kinston; and C. A, Harrison,
J. C. Manning, and W. C. Manning,
Williams ton. 4
FINAL SERIES OF
Farm Life and Jamesville
Meet Here Tonight; In
I . Robersonville Next *"
■ With three teams claiming, and
rightfuly so, first place in the coun
|ty basketball series, a play-off has
I been scheduled here for tonight be
tween Farm Life and Jamt'sville. The
(boys will meet in the Planters Ware-
I house and a vigorous battle is looked
for. The winner or tonight's game
will then meet Williamston at Rober
sonville next Tuesday night in the Red
Front Warehouse, where and when
| the county winners will be determined.
Jamesville and Robersonville girls,
the only sextets in the county, will
play next Tuesday night at Roberson- '
ville alto, the game to determine the
county girl Championship.
Three other schools, Oak City, Ev
erett*, and Robersonville, started in
the series but were eliminated at time
Usual Services Announced
By County Presbyterians
Sunday, March 6th, 1932:
- The uauai services will be held at
Williamston, Bear Grass, and Rober
son's chapel. There will be no serv
ice at the Farm Life School.
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