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VOLUME XXXVI—NUMBER 21
Nemars Make Blindfold Drive Here Wed. May 17th
County Body Will Hold a
Meeting Here Next
After a long delay the General As
sembly this week passed what is
termed an "omnibus bill," okehing the
nomination and election of three Mar
tin County Board of Education mem
bers. Messrs. E. H. Ange, J. Eason
Lilley, and John W, Eubanks, duly
nominated by the people last year,
were approved for places on the board.
A meeting of the body has been
called for next Monday by Chairman
\V. O. Griffin, and the new members
will take the oaths of office at that
time, Clerk of Court R. J. Peel ad
ministering the oaths.
As far as it could be learned the
educational body will transact very
little business at the meeting, the
tion of the body awaiting develop
ments and instructions from Raleigh.
The school .machinery bill has been
the center of much argument in the
State Capital, and some radical
changes will likely be, noted in the
operation of the schools next term.
Under the new law, all high schools
are to be consolidated where the at
tendance is below 85 pupils. The con
solidation is dependent upon certain
other factors, however. Only SIOO
will be allowed the county board of
(Question members annually, but only
four meetings will be necessary dur
ing the period, it is understood.
According to information received
here, all school districts will be abol
ished and new ones established, re
gardless of district and county lines.
As a result of the new law there are
no committees functioning legally in
the several districts, and their acts
are not binding in the least at the
present time.c Various districts have
reelected their faculties, and while the
Appointment.-, may be approved, so
contracts can legally be prepared at
the present. State school authorities
have much to do before the county
and kK«I authorities can function
properly, it is understood.
Prominent Physicians from
Several Counties Are
Between 59 and 75 doctors, repre
senting the Second District Medical
Society, will meet here this evening at
7:30 o'clock in the Woman's Club
hall, it was learned today from Dr.
James S. Rhodes, president of the
Mayor R. L. Coburn will welcome
th« distinguished guests, his address
responded to by Dr. Paul Whit
aker, of Kinston. Papers will be
read by Drs. T. M. Watson, Vance
Peery and D. T. Tayloe, and current
medical topics will be discussed by
members of the fraternity. Dr. Jas.
S. Rhodes will eulogize Dr. Win. E.
Warren, for a number of years one of
the most popular doctors in the State.
Dr. J. H. Saunders will also read a
eulogy of Dr. Taylor, a prominent
hoapjtal figure for many years and
a surgeon of note until his death a
few months ago.
This is the first meeting of its kind
to be held here in some time.
One Preaching Service at
Christian Church Sunday.
Bible school at 9:45, and regular I
preaching service at, 11 a. m. It is
Mother's Day, and every member of
the church is urged to be present at
both the Sunday school and the
morning worship. Wear a white
rose for Mother who has crossed
over to the other side of the river,
and a red rose for mother who is yet
with us. /An appropriate Mother's
Day sermon will feature the morning
Christian Endeavor meets at 7:00
o'fclock, but there'll be no evening
service in the Christian church. Our
people are urged to be present for
the Methodist service that evening
at 8 o'clock when the Oxford Orphan
age Sing Class will take part.
Mother's Day Featured in
Sunday Church Programs
In keeping with the honored cus
tom, programs appropriate for the oc
casion will he held in the several
chwch— at the tow. Present Indi-
cations point to a more extensive ob
servsnce of the day here than at any
Orphan Singing Class
Concert Here Saturday
The fourteen member* of the
Oxford Orphanage Singing Class
will arrive here tomorrow morn
ing about 11 o'clock from Tar
boro and will appear in a free pub
lic concert in the high school
building tomorrow night at 8:00
o'clock. The little singers will be
guests in private homes until
Monday, when they leave for
Sponsored by the Skewarkee
Lodge of Maaans, the ringing
class is making its annual appear
ance here in the interest of hun
dreds of fatherless and mother
less children back in Oxford,
LEAVE FOR CAMP 1
Thirty-seven young Martin
County boys will leave for refor
estation camp* in thia State and
South Carolina the latter part of
thia month, it was learned here
yesterday. Twenty-nine of the
number have already been accept
ed, and seven others will be choa
en from about 75 applications, it
A preliminary examination will
be held here within the next few
days, according to plana announc
ed by the county welfare office
AT CLUB MEET
Sixty Women Representing
Nine Clubs Enjoy Event
(By Mis* Lora B. Sleeper)
Approximately ntxty women from
nine of the ten home demonstration
clubs in this county were in attend
ance at the district meeting held in
Plymouth yesterday.- The record was
broken this time in number attending,
there being nearly 400 members from
the counties in the district in spite of
school commencements and spring
activities in the home.
It was the best meeting ever held
and those who failed to attend missed
a very helpful and inspirational gath-
Mrs. O. H. Jackson presided, and
the meeting was opened with an in
vocation in the form of a song fa
miliar to all the club women. Mr*.
W. H. Harrison, of Washington Coun
ty, gave a most cordial address of
welcome, and Miss Belva Bennett, of
Beaufort County, made the response.
The roll call and minutes of last
year were given by our own Mrs. T.
M. Woodburn, of Parmele, who has
been secretary for the past four
Miss Pauline Smith, of State Col
lege, Raleigh, introduced Mr. J. L. 1
Home, editor of the Rocky Mount
Evening Telegram, as the first speak
er. Mr. Home stressed the value of
publicity and give the audience time
ly suggestions and helps in improving
articles and feature stories appearing
in the press.
The Pitt County women represent
ed by their household orchestra, in
troduced the audience to the song,
"Happy Days Are Here Again." The
orchestra was most original and af
forded many smiles in the audience.
The address of Mrs. Jane S. Mc-
Kimmon, assistant state director of ex
tension work, was greatly enjoyed.
Hhe spoke on "Family Relation
ships," and cited instances and ex
periences in her own training of the
children which were appreciated. It
was to be regretted however, that
the audience was largely made up of
women and mothers when such an
address should have been heard by
The audience, at the conclusion of
this most helpful address sang, "The
Bells of St. Mary's." A bountiful
lunch was served from 12:30 to 1:30,
after which ten-minute playlets, re
porting the work done different coun
ties in the district, were given. The
playlets, all original ones, gave the
audience all the amusement necessary.
With the club collect, repeated -in
unison, the meeting adjourned with
to meet in Columbia next year.
Rev. Harrington Preaches
at the Piney Orove Church
Rev. W. B. Harrington will con
duct two services at the Piney Grove
Baptist Church this week-end. He
will preach there Saturday morning
at U o'clock and again Sunday aft
ernoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, May 12,1933
where they await news of the suc
cessful engagements in towns
throughout the State. No admis
sion charge is ssksd, and the pub
lic is cordially invited and urged
to attend the concert. A free-will
offering will be asked, and it is
sincerely hoped that our people
will respond willingly and freely
to the pleading call coming from
little children. *
The concert, more entertaining
than ever, will last only a short
while, and it is hoped that a crowd
ed auditorium will hear the sing
ers. Professor Alderman will ac
company the singers.
ELEVEN CASES IN
Larceny and Assault Cases
for the Session
Eleven cases were tailed in the
county recorder's court here last Tues
day when charges of thievery and as
sault featured the docket. And then
there were * 'lew drunken-driver
charges to deal with, the court extract
ing a few small fines and imposing
one or two road sentencee.
S. G. Alligood was fined SSO and
taxed with the costs in the case charg
ing him with operating an automobile
while intoxicated. The court ex
pressed its sympathy for the convict
ed man by remitting sls of the fine
The case charging Herbert Page
with operating an automobile while
under the influence of liquor was con
tinued one week.
Prayer for judgment was continued
for Karl Mary, adjudged guilty of car
rying a concealed weapon.
Henry Salsbury and his son, Kelly,
has their case continued one week.
They were charged with the larceny
Roy Keel was sentenced to the
roads for a period of six months
when he was found guilty of larceny
and receiving and damaging property.
A not pros resulted in the case
charging Jenefiah Williams with an
assault with a deadly weapon.
The case charging Junior Wynn,
Herbert Page, and J. D. Kiddkk with
an assault with a deadly weapon, was
.continued one week.
J. A. Davenport was found not
guilty in the case charging him with
an assault upon a female.
A nol pros was returned in the case
charging Maggie Davenport with an
assault with a deadly weapon.
Found guilty of trespass at a pre
vious session, C. C, Hodges was re
lieved of the payment of 4he costs in
the case last Tuesday.
R H. Cox, found guilty at a previous
session, was fined SSO and taxed with
the costs, the court remitting $35 of
IS HEARD BY 2,000
Rev. C. H. Dickey Preaches
at Berry Schools
Rev. Charles H. Dickey, local min
ister, preaching the baccalaureate ser
mon in the Berry Schools, Mount
Berry, Ga., last Sunday, was heard by
2,000 people, the Atlanta Journal, car
rying the sermon Monday evening,
stating that the chapel was filled to
overflowing and many people were
The Atlanta paper said, "Delivering
a scholarly and modern type of bac
calaureate sermon, Rev. Dickey an
nounced as his topic, 'The Glory of
the Commonplace,' declaring it is from
siirtple things and simplicity in peo
ple that great things and events trans
pire ... "
While in Georgia, Mr. Dickey was
the guest of Cora Harris, writer for
the Saturday Evening Post and other
periodicals. The traveling parson left
Georgia for Murphy, where he is
spending 10 days with relatives.
Local Boy Mentioned" lor
City Judgeship In Raleigh
Mayor George Isley, of Raleigh,
presented the name of William P.
Hodges, formerly of this place, for
the assistant judgeship in the city
court there this week. And although
the appointment went to an older
man, Mr. laley's act show the confi
dence and esteem the capital mayor
has for the young Williamston man.
M. O. FLETCHER
School Days Are Over and
Children Now Enjoying
Vacation Time Here
The 1932-33 school term was
brought to a close here last night
when Dr. M. O. Fletcher, of Wash
ington, delivered a forceful address in
the school auditorium to the
graduates and several hundred peo
ple from the town and community.
Following the brief exercises in
which Russell Roebuck, Billy Clark
and Jennie Green Taylor took part
as departing seniors, Dr. Fletcher
soon gained the attention of his au
dience, and made one of the best
conutifcncenient addresses heard here
in many years.
The speaker centered his remarks
oil the '"Highway of Life," pointing
out and calling the attention of the
seniors to the various sign posts a
long the way. "He who makes a
success in life, must make great
preparation," Mr. Fletcher said, warn,
ing his young hearers that if they fail
to carry sufficient ammunition, they
will not get big game, but big game
will get them. It is to b& regretted
that many young people quit school
before they prepare a foundation for
"He who makes a success in life,
must possess high ideals," the speak
er continued. The ideal of industry
has enabled great inventions; it has
been a guiding factor in leading peo
ple on down the road to luccess.
The educator dwelt at length on
the patriotic ideal to one's country.
"It must begin in the home," he said
"and where there is disobedience in
the home, there is disobedience in the
school, and later in the state." The
speaker was plain and to the point
with his remarks, frankly stating
that many of the ills so common in
this day had their origin in the
"And education is not complete
without a moral and spiritual ideal,"
the speaker went on to explain. Sue-
cess cannot be obtained by ability I
alone; the moral and spiritual ideal
must be considered. Regardless of
accumulated wealth and a high place
in modern society, one cannot obtain
success if this ideal is ignored.
Mr. Fletcher warned his young
listeners that hills must he climbed
along the highway of life. There'll be
problems to solve, but these will
make for success, he declared. The
speaker brought |his address to a
close after offering a definition of;
Seventh grade certificates were a
warded, and graduation papers were
given to the seniors, the exercises
marking the curtain drop on another
year in the local schools.
NEMAR TO BE AT
Attraction is Greatest of Its
Ever Brought To the !
The greatest attraction of its kind '
ever K> be brought to the Watts stage,
it the world-famous Nemars, who will
appear Wednesday and Thursday,
May 17 and 18, as an added attrac
tion with no advance in prices.
Professor Nemar claims no super
natural power in the ieats he per
forms on the stage, but he asks you
|to watch him closely, and adds the.
I closer you watch the less you see;
[that's why fie asks you to watch him
so Closely. In presenting his famous
Australian mystery cabinet to the
theatre-goers of Williamstifp" he in
vites the doctors of Williimston to be
the guests of the Watts theatre during
To verify the reality of his state
ments, his Australian mystery cabinet
has baffled the most skeptic. It will
astound, astonish, and amaze you.
You will raise up in your seat and
say, "How does he do it?" Nemar is
clever, he is entertaining and funny.
What a treat for Williamston.
Mother's Day Observance
at the Episcopal Church
Sunday, May 14, ia Mother's Day,
and, appropriate to the occasion, the
sermon at the morning hour will be
• "Genuine Appreciation of Mother
There will be no night service on
i account of the concert of the Oxforjl
Orphans at the Methodist churcTt. >
—At tlx Holy Trinity Minion, near
Bear Grata, there will be preaching
' Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Williamston Merchants Stage
'Neighborhood Day'As Climax
To Attraction Offered Visitors
WILL MAKE THEIR FAMOUS DRIVE HERE
Professor Nemar and Madam Evelyn Nemar, famous couple noted for
their blindfold drive, who are to In* seen in that performance in Williamston
Wednesday. May 17, on Neighborhood Day.
OAK CITY SCHOOL
Many Present for Closing
Exercises There Last
Oak commencement ex
ercises in the Oak City Mini' School
were concluded Tuesday May
9th, with the graduating exercises.
Sunday' evening, May 7, Rev, L. V.
Harris, pastor of the Scotland Neck
Method) t church, preached the annual
sermon, lit- chose for his subject,
"The Defense of Idealism," and
brought a very beautiful and forceful
The class-day exercises were pre
sented on Monday evening in the fi>rtn
of a fori si playlet. King and (Jueen
Learning received rewards for their
children's study fur the year 1V33,
The seventh grade held ils graduation
exercises in a playlet entitled "The
lJreamer." Principal 11, M. Ainsley
presented the seventh grade certifi-
At the gradualism exercises on
Tuesday evening, Judge Francis I).
Winston, of Windsor, delivered the
commencement address. His subject,
"Education Removes Obstacles," was
ably presented to a crowded-audience
and brought several complimentary re
marks as being one of the best ad
dresses ever delivered to a graduating
class. The salutatory address was
given by Miss Avril Woodley, and
the valedictory by Miss t liessie I'i
Diplomas were then presented by
Supt. James Manning to nine sen
iors. His remarks relative to the
progress ol the school were very en
couraging. The class m.i cot, Master
K. K. Harrell, was then presented
with a time certificate to be in for.e
in the year 194-1, Marshals: \\ illiam
Henry. Johnson, chief; Ha sell VVors
ley, Ludell Uellfiower, and Vrgihia
Mrs. Dora Saunders Loses
S4OO on Streets Thursday
Four hundred dollars in fives, tens]
and twenties, were lost on the streets
here yesterday morning about 7:30 o'-,
clock by Mrs. Dora Saunders, of.
Colerain. A complete search .was
made in an effort to recover the small
fortune, but up until now the disap
pearance of the cash remains a secret.
The money was lost between the Wil
lard Shoe Shop and Parker's Grocery;
on Main Street.
Mrs. Saunders is offering a liberal i
reward for the return of the money,'
and the finder is urged to report the
find to her or this office immediately.
News of the loss was heard here
Meeting This Afternoon
Holders of Martin County Ware
house Company stock are holding
their annual —meeting in —the —county
courthouse here this afternoon at 3
DIEp THIS WEEK
Henry A. Cotton, Alienist
of World Fame, Buried
In New Jersey
Henry A. Cotton, for several years
a resident of Williamston, died sud
denly in Trenton, N'. J last Monday
of heart disease. Dr. Cotton, whose
development of the theory that men
tal diseases generally have a physical
cause brought him world fame, was
57 years old.
It was while a young boy that Dr.
Cotton lived in Williamston His
father was a brother of the late Mrs.
Wilson ti. l.anib, and his mother, was
a sister of Mrs. Coltie Crawford. He
was a cousin of Misses Annie and
Mayo I.amb and W ti. l.an)h and
Messrs. A, T. and K 11. Crawford
and Miss Anna Crawford. He was
also a cousin to Judge Crawford Higgs
now Solicitor General of the United
Dr. Cotton was credited with in
creasing from 37 to 87 per cent the
number of .ures in insanity cases un-
der his care during 20 years as di
rector of the New Jersey Stale Hos
lie had been in poor health recent
ly. He lunched Monday with sever
al friends at the Trenton Club. They
chatted for a while, and then Dr. Cot
ton excused himself and went to the
pantry, where lie kept a bottle of
medicine against attacks of heart dis
ease. A club attendant found him a
few minutes later, lying dead on the
floor, the bottle in his hand
Dr. Cotton was born in Norfolk,
VaMay 18, 1876, the soli of (ieorge
Adolphus and Mary Delia Higgs Cot
His widow and two (tons, Henry A
jr., and Adolpli (> Cotton, survive.
Pastor Here This Summer
I.ocal Presbyterians, feeling the
need of someone to assist their pas
tor, Kev. Z. T. Piephoflf, have secured
the services of J. I.ayton Maujte, jr.,!
son of the distinguished Presbyterian 1
minister of the same name of Kansas
Mr. Mauze is a student for the J
ministry and is pursuing his studiesi
to that end at Union Theological
Seminary in Richmond, lie will take 1
up his work' Sunday, May 21, and will
be actively engaged in Sunday school
and daily vacation Bible school work.!
Me will spend most of his time in the
country and will preach in William
ston at various times during » the
Schedule County Services
Sunday, May 14, 1033.
Church school at 9:45 a. tn.
Worship service and sermon at 11
a. m.— "Mother's Day Service."
Church school at 9:30 a. m.
Worship service and sermon at 8.
Church school at 3:30 p. m., and
Church school at 1:30 p. m.
Advertisers Wffi Fad Oar Col
ums a Latchkey to Over BiwtSM
Hundred Martin Coanty Hemes
FOR THE EVENT
Professor Nemar To Drive
• Car Blindfolded for
At 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon,
May 17, the world-famous Nemars
will drive a New 'Kurd V-8 automo
bile through the street- of Williams
ton while Professor Nemar is totally
blind-folded. Madam Nemar will also
ride in a Ford V-8, or rather she will
ride on the running board of the car,
which will be cliaufieur driven, about
70 to 100 feet in the read of Profes
sor Nentat The blindfold driver,
and he will be thoroughly blindfolded,
will ride alone in the front car. The
automobiles will be furnished by the
Williamston Motor, Company, Ford
'1 he drive will start in front of the
Watts Theatre«at 3 o'clock sharp, and
will continue on the several streets
of the town for about 3() minutes or
longer \\ hen the driver collapses he
is to be picked up and returned to the
Mayor K L. Coburn has been ask
ed to see that the blindfolding job is
handled right, and that the driver
cannot see a wink The blindfold is
handled by first placing a half dollar
ovei eat h eye lln coins are then
held in place by six or eight strips
of adhesive tape, extending from
temple to temple and from about the
middje of the forehead to the mouth.
Several, thicknesses of cjoth are then
placed over his face and strapped, and
then a black piece of cloth is used to
cover the head, lie is then placed in
the car, making the drive and visiting
the several stores before lie returns
to the starting point Mr. Nemar says
it is all done by mental telepathy, and
it must lie something like that for the
Reynolds 1 obac o l ompany has not
offered an explanation as it has done
in many magical tricks.
Since coming to tin-, country from
Australia about five years ago, the
Nemars have dTiven in some of the
largest cities. They have attracted
thousands of visitors more recently in
this section, and they have been higli-
Iv recommended by newspapers and
merchants in all of them.
I he exhibition is free, and thous
ands of visitors are expected from this
and neighboring counties here to see
the drive and take advantage of
''Neighborhood Day," arranged by
many of the town's leading mer
Kveryone is invited to be here for
the spectacular event.
Henry Blount, Colored, Is
Being Held In Pitt
Henry Mount, colored, was arrest
ed near,Jainesville this week when he
attempted tt» sell or.trade a mule fur
a small ousji consideration. Other
than the usual faults characteristic of
any four-legged beast, the mule was
perfectly sound and solid, and when
Blount offered to sell hiin for $lO, of
ficers were called and Blount was ar-
rested fur questioning.
Investigating the unusual bargain
offered !>y Blount, Sheriff Roebuck
learned that the animal belonged to
Will Kiddick, colored -farmer living
near the Craven County line. The
niule, stolen last Monday night, was
returned to the owner, and Blount
now awaits a hearing in Pitt County,
He maintains the animal was given
to him, but he can't remember the
New Bill Regulates Appeal
Cases from Minor Courts
A bill was passed by the general
assembly this week regulating ap
peals from Martin County magistrates'
courts in civil cases.
At the present time, appals in civil
cases from rulings handed down by
the magistrates' courts ordinarily go
before the county recorder's court.
the litigants to appeal direct to the
superior court, it is understood.