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VOLUME XXXVI—NUMBER 35
FULL DAYS WORK
PUT IN BY JUDGE
No Session of Court Next
Tuesday On Account
After a holiday last week made pos
sible by the session of the superior
court, the county recorder's court call
ed its do:ket of IS cases last Tuesday.
The officers worked into the after
noon and found it necessary to con
tinue several cases until Tuesday,
July 11. No session of the court will
be held next Tuesday as tHe day will
be observed as a holiday. The court
more than paid its way and provided
s small sum for the school fund.
M. H. Deety was fined SSO and
taxed with the costs (or operating a
car while intoxicated.
Charles Simpson was fined $5 and
taxed with the costs in the case charg
ing him with violating the liquor laws.
He pleaded guilty in the ca:>e.
The case charging Enoch Peel with
bastardy was continued two weeks.
' In the case charging him with an
assault with a deadly weapon, J. R.
Bunting was iound not -guilty. Hi
pleaded guilty in a second case charg
ing him with carrying a concealed
weapon and was fined SSO, costs add
Oliver Gilliam was found not guilty
in the case charging him with reck
Shepherd Rice pleaded not guilty in
the case charging him with trespass.
The action was continued two weeks.
The cases charging Jack Hux and
William Rogers with violating the li
quor laws were also continued.
Jonah Clemmons, charged with
abandonment anfl non-support, was
found not guilty.
A nol (Jros resulted in the case
charging J. T. James with disorderly
Arthur Hines was sentenced to the
roada for a period of six months in
the case charging him with an assault
with a deadly weapon. The sentence
was suspended upon the payment of
the costs and $43 to Dr.. Garrington,
of Bethel. The case was nol prossed
as to James Arthur Roberson. The
two negroes, playing on the same base
ball team near Robersonville several
weeks ago, are said to have started a
free-for-all fight. Roberson was bad
ly cut, the doctor taking around 85
stitches to close the wound. The ball
diamond looked like a battlefield when
the two men and their followers ceas
ed hostilities, it was said.
Willie Williams was sentenced to
the roads for a period of six months
for the alleged assault on a woman.
The case charging Douglas Ed
wards with practicing medicine with
out license was continued two weeks
under prayer for judgment.
Adjudged guilty of an affray, Lewis
Jones, Buss Hines, and Sandy Staton
were each given a four-months sus
pended sentence on th eroads.
VanDyke Furniture Co.
Opens Store Tonight, 7:30
Final arrangements for the big open
ing of the new VanDyke Furniture
Store on Main Street here are now
complete, and the management ia ex
tending a cordial welcome to the peo
ple of the town and community to at-]
tend the formal opening event this
I evening at 7:30 o'clock. Free gifts
will be delivered to visitors attending
the openings, it was announced.
Manager G. G. Woolard and other
employees of the firm have been busy
all the week arranging the complete
line of new furniture, and many visi
tors are expected at the recently re
modeled store this evening.
To Close Applications for
The United States Civil Service
Commission ha* that it
has received a sufficient number of
applications for emergency agricultur
al assistant positions to meet present
needs, and that the re:eipt of applica
tions will close on July 7. Applica
tions must be on file in the Commis
sion's office at Washington, D. C., on
or before that date. The examination '
was announced to fill vacancies under
the newly created Agricultural Adjust
ment Administration of the United |
States Department of Agriculture.
Editor To Be at Baptist
Church Sunday Morning
W. C. Manning, sr., just home from
the Chicago fair, has consented to
the request of the pastor of the Bap
tist church to give a brief address to
the congregation Sunday morning on
World Religion, as glimpsed in the
Religious Building, Chicago. This
should be an impressive and timely
address on the respective merits of
The union services will be held at
the Episcopal church Sunday evening,
to which all people are invited.
Three Cases Typ
Reported to Health Officer
Three cases of typhoid fever
were reported in the county this
week with the possibility that ad
ditional cases had not been called
to the attention of the county
health officer. One of the cases
is in Williamston, a second in
Jameeville Township, and a third
near Williamston. One of the pa
tients was reported in a critical
condition early in the week.
Two of the three victims had
not been vaccinated, and the third
had been given only one dose.
The germ was apparently in the
child's body when the first dose of
vaccine was given it. All three
LEAGUE LEAD BY
1 - GAME MARGIN
Win Two From Colerain;
Lose One To Elizabeth
City This Week
Winning two straight games from
Colerain last Tuesday and Wednesday,
the Williamston Martins dropped a
close game to Elizabeth City at Eliz
abeth City yesterday afternoon by a
4 to 3 score. The loss yesterday
places Edenton within one game of
Last Tuesday, Doc Kugler held
Colerain to two hits, the Martins win
ning by a 2to 0 count. Rain stopped
the game after the eighth inning, the
contest being featured by the scarcity
of hits. Marshall, for Colerain, al
lowed only six safeties and fanned
nine; Kugler fanned six.
On the local diamond last Wednes
day,, the Martin, behind fine pitching
by Cherry, won at the last minute by
putting over the winning run in the
eighth to register a 5 to 4 victory over
Colerain. The Martins, after exper
iencing several costly errors, came to
the bat in the next to the last frame
and knocked put two doubles and a
single to score four runs. Kugler
walked, Brake singled, and Earp and
Herring figured with a duable apiece.
Herring lost a hard game yester
day when Elizabeth City made four
hits to win the game 4to 3. Herring's
wildness in the opening inning proved
to be his downfall, two walks, a hit
batsman and two hits netting three
runs. Nee counted the other run for
the Jaybirds with a homer in the
thiitl inning. Gaylord, Bytake, and
Uzzle got two hits each, accounting
for 6 of the 8 allowed by Lee. Taylor
and Uzzle each got two-baggers.
With Williamston maintaining only
a one-game margin as leaders in thr
league, and with two weeks to go in
the first half, interest in the pay is
increasing. Large crowds are expect
ed here next Tuesday morning when
the locals play Windsor.
Box score and summary 'bf yester
Earp, ss 4 1 0 3 4 0
Gaylord, If 4 12 10 0
Latham, c 4 1 011 1 0
Brake, 2b ... 3 0 2 1 2 0
U*zle, 3b 3 0 2 0 0 0
Taylor, lb 4 0 17 1 0
James, rf ...... 3 0 1 0 0 0
Newiome, rf 1 0 0 0 0 0
Frank, cf ... 2 0 0 0 0 1
Kugler, cf 1 0 0 0 0 1
xCherry . 1 0 0 0 0 0
Herring, p 3 0 0 1 2 0
Totals 33 3 824 10 2
xßatted for Kugler in ninth.
ELIZ. CITY ABRHPOAB
Johnson, 2b 3 1 0 0 3 0
Nee, ss 4 2 2 0 1 1
Welch, 3b 4 0 0 3 2 0
Goodman, If 2 10 10 0
Richards, lb 3 0 0* 12 0 0
Lee, p 3 0 2 0 1 0
Richardson, c 3 0 0 6 0 0
Lambert, rf 2 0 0 3 0 0
Fearing, cf 4 0 0 2 0 0
Totals 28 4427 71!
Score by innings: R
Williamson 201 000 000—3
Elizibeth City 30 1 000 OOx—4
Summary: Two-base hits: Uzzle,
Taylor, Lee; home run: Nee; double
plays: Nee to Welch; Earp to Latham,
Brake to, Taylor; hit by pitcher, Rich
ards by Herring; Latham and Herring
by Lee; wild pitches: Lee, Herring 2;
base on balls: off Lee 3, off Herring l
J5; struck out, by Lee 6, by Herring 11.1
Special Services at Bear
Grass Mission Chapel
This being the first Sunday of the
month there will be the regular 4 o'-
clock preaching service at Holy Trin
ity Mission chapel near Bear Grass.
Also, beginning Monday evening, the
pastor, Rev. E. F. Moseley, will con
duct a week's preaching mission there.
These services will be held at 8 p. m.
All the friends of the community are
urged to come and make these serv
ices really worth-while. Singing will
be a feature of these services and
an effort, will be made to have some
• special music (hiring the week. . , m Jr
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, June 30,1933
cases are among colored people.
With the fever making its ap
pearance, it is believed the anti
typhoid campaign will gain mo
mentum during the next few days,
A big increase in the number of
applicants was reported this week
The increase was noted even
though the vaccine is said to be
painful than was expected. How
ever, no serious or even near ser
ious results have been reported as
a result of the vaccinations so far.
The Columbian Peanut Com
closed its plant early at noon to
day that its more than 100 em- .
ployees might take the vaccine.
[ TAIL STILL EMPTY 1
Cleared of all its inmates Tues
day of last week for the first time
in more than four years, the Mar
tin County jail continues empty,
and it now looks as if Shrriff C.
B. Roebuck is out to establish an
all-time record as far as operat
ing the county's criminal boarding
and lodging house is concerned.
The empty jail indicates peace
and good order within the borders
of old Martin County. Pew crime
reports have been received in the
office of the sheriff during the past
10 days, and apparently detectible
crime is now at low ebb.
Effective Tomorrow, Rate
Will Be Two Cents on
A reduced postage rate on first class
mail for local delivery will go into
effegt tomorrow. At the present time
a three-cent postage fee is charged
for handling all first class mail re
gardless of destination. Beginning
tomorrow, one can mail a first class
letter for delivery in town or on the
rural routes out of the local office for
two cents. The new rate does not ap
ply to first class mail addressed to
someone served by another postoffice.
In other words, the three cents rate
will still apply on first class letters
mailed here for delivery in Everetts
or any other post office in the coun
The new rate going into effect to
morrow does not apply to second
class matter mailed for local distri
Many Seek Job as Collector
Cotton Statistics in County
According to reports received here,
many Martin County people are ap
plying for the job of collecting cotton
statistics in the county. The time for
filing applications has been extended
from June x 27 to July 5, it was learned
this week, and examinations will be
held in the school building here with
in the two weeks following, it is un
derstood. Definite dates will be an
nounced in ample, F. E. Wynne, of
the Civil Service, said yesterday.
The job provides an annual salary
of $142, the duties of the office re
quiring visits at certain intervals to
all the ginning plants in the county.
Difference in Top Dressing
For Cotton Is Explained
Sulphate of ammonia and nitrate
of soda are equa ly good as a side
dressing for cotton but under different
soil conditions. Where the land hai
been limed the sulphate of ammonia
will give good results. If the land has
not been limed, however, nitrate of
soda should be used. Use from 75 to
100 pounds of ammonia or soda to the
acre and mike the application as early
1 CLUB STANDINGS 1
Team W L Pet.
Williamston 11 4 .733
Edenton 10 5 .667
Colerain 7 8 .467
Windsor —6 9~ .4^)
Ahoskie 6 9 .400
Elisabeth City 5 10 ,3&
Williamston 2, Colerain 0.
Elizabeth City 5, Ahoskie 2.
Windsor IS, Edenton 1.
Williamston 5, Colerain 4.
Edenton 6, Windsor 3.
Ahoskie 10, Elizabeth City 0.
Elizabeth City 4, Williamston 3.
Windsor 6, Colerain 5.
Edenton 15, Ahoskie 2.
OF STATE FUNDS
MADE THIS WEEK
County Receives $2,434.98
As Its Final Part In
Martin County receives this week
$2,434.98 from the State as its share in
the tax reduction fund, the payment
being the last due from the State .The
amount will be distributed among the
several districts in the county, and in
one or two cases will represent all
that has been paid the teachers on
their eight-month salary.
The State supported the six-months
term in its entirety, and the tax reduc
tion fund was established to help the
counties in the support of the extra
two months where they were enjoyed.
In two or three districts tax collec
tions have been insufficient for the
county to pay the teachers, and only
the amount furnished by the state has
, been received by them. It is under
stood the county has paid all teach
ers for the seventh month and many
for the last month of the term, the
percentages varying with the tax col
lections in the several districts.
"All of the obligations incurred
against the six-months school fund
for the last two years have now been
liquidated in cash. This is a record
of which the state may well be proud,"
observed Dr A. T. Allen, State Sup
erintendent of Public Instruction, in
announcing the distribution.
"The tax reduction fund, or the
state's contribution to the extended
term for the last four years, has meant
the preservation of the rural school
system in North Carolina. Without
this fund the rural schools would have
suffered an utter collapse," said Dr.
The fund no longer is necessary,
the state through action of the last
legislature having assumed lesponsi
bility for the support of a uniform
eight-months term. For the State
wide eight-months term, there is an
appropriation of $16,000,000, or halt
a million less than the state actually
expended on the six-months term and
extended term aid this year.
Local tax collections for this year
are behind on the school fund, but the
1933 legislature authorized the distri
bution of state funds in full.
No Important Work Is
Slated for Commissioners
The hearing of complaints in con
nection whh the values placed on
property for the year 1933 will be
continued at the regular meeting of
the Martin commissioners here next
Monday. In addition to that work,
usual routine duties will be handled.
As far as it could be learned this
week the board has no other special
business scheduled for consideration.
Tax complaints were heard by the
commissioners sitting as a board of
equalization and review Monday of
last week. A few complaints were
postponed and they will be heard
here Monday, it is planned. No un
fair complaints can be expected to re
ceive much consideration.
Two Martin Men Left
for Forestry Camp Today
Robt. Biggs and Henry Mizelle,
world war veterans, left today for
Raleigh where they will be examined
for admittance into the U. S. Forestry
Civilian corps. If they are successful,
they will probably be transferred to
some point in Georgia or Alabama.
They are the first two Martin Coun
ty men to leave for the forestry serv
ice as ex-service men.
Reports from the Smoky Mountain
camp, where many Martin County
boys are now stationed, indicate that
they are getting along very well.
Schedule of Services at
Episcopal Church Sunday
There will be morning prayer and
sermon at the Church of the Advent
this Sunday. The subject of the
sermon will be "The Greatest of
These Is Love."
It is the pleasure of this congrega
tion to have the union service at this
church Sunday evening. There will
be special music and the sermon will
be preached by a minister of one of
the other churches of the town. The
public is cordially invited to attend.
Schedule of Presbyterian
Services in The County
Sunday school will convene at the
local Presbyterian church Sunday
morning at the 11 o'clock hour. The
pastor will preach at 11 a. m.
Sunday school at 4 p. m.
Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Sermon
at 8 p. m. by Rev. Mr. Mauze.
Sunday school at 4 p. m.
Favored by Martin Farmers
Tuesday, July Fourth, To
Be General Holiday Here
The Grand and Glorious Fourth
next Tuesday will be observed as
a big holiday here. All business
houses with the exception of drug
stores, soda shops, restaurants,
and filling stations, will close for
the day. The post office will be
closed, and no deliveries will be
made either in the town or in the
The Enterprise, following a cus
tom of long standing, and one that
is welcomed by all members of
the force, will not issue a Tues
day edition next week.
No celebration marking the an-
ARE HERE FOR
(Two Causes Given for Re
cent Upturn in Peanut
Happy days are here again in the
Not the boom days of a few years
ago when peanuts were riding the
crest of the prosperity wave but solid,
substantial days in which the peanut
grower can at least rest reasonably
assured of a reasonable profit for his
Two Causes Given
Two things are responsible, say lo
cal peanut men, for the dawn of this
new dty in the industry:
(1) The crop in North Carolina and
Virginia ha-* been cut frort* 20 to 25
hand and m > hiner> is now well un
(2) The government has taken a
der way lo toward the establish,
ment of a riiriimum price for the prod
J. Rives WorsJjam, of the Old Do
minion Peanut Corporation, Norfolk,
estimate-* the acreage in the Virginia
and Carolina belts as approximately 20
per cent less than last year.
J. B. While, of the Columbian Pea
nut Company, places the reduction as
high as 25 per cent,
i Since early spring, when peanuts
| were dragging along at a cent a pound
I prk'es have advanced now to 2 cents
a pound and both Mr. Worshatn and
• Mr. White predict that the prices for
ttt new crup that hai just been plant
ed will be substantially higher.
Mr. Worshani predicts the price for
the new crop will lie from 2 12 to 3
cents a pound.
Peanut growers, Mr. Worshatn
states, are organizing now as they have
never done before to take advantage
of the government's offer to aid the
industry under the agricultural Ad
Sellers and cleaners, too, are putting
their shoulders to the wheel to boost
the prices of the product.
At a confeencer in Washington sev
eral days ago, Mr. Worshani stated,
the government very definitely indi
cated to cleaners and .shelters that it
favored increased wages and shorter
working hours for labor in peanut
Along eveiy front, men in the pea
nut industry appear convinced that u
new and better deal is at hand.
Local 4-H Club Holds
Meeting in Courthouse
The Williamston 4-H Club met
in Miss Sleeper's office last Thursday
morning at 10:30 o'clock. The secre
tary read the minutes of the April
meeting and called the roll. Record
books were checked at this meeting
and and additions were
made. All members were given in
dividual canning budgets and the
work for the morning was formulat
ing a canning budget of fruits and
vegetables for the entire family.
The girls were urged to assist their
mothers in canning during the sum
mer and were reminded that all club
girls between 10 and 13 years of age
are required this summer to can six
quarts by themselves.
Stores Will Not Close Here
Next Wednesday Afternoon
No half-holiday will be observed by
Williamston merchant* and business
Ttauses next Wednesday, as Tuesday,
July 4, will be an all-day holiday here,
it was agreed this week. However,
, the merchants and other business
men will close their business placet
the following Wednesday afternoon,
it was stated.
niversary of the signing of the
Declaration of Independence, has
been planned here. A ball game
is scheduled here that morning at
10:30 o'clock between Williamston
and Windsor. The local team
goes to Windsor that afternoon.
Other than the closing of the
stores, the morning ball game and
the flags on the strests the day
will be just another one on the
Big celebrations are being plan
ned in the large centers, especially
in the north, where more firecrack
ers are used than at Christmas
TO HARVEST TWO
Harvesting of Old Crop Is
Now Well Underway
In This Section
Kecent rains in this section have de
veloped unusual conditions surround
ing the tobacco crop. Harvest of the
old, or early, crop continues, but it
will be about the middle or latter part
of July before the harvest of the young
crop will be started to any appreciable
extent in this section, according to
information gained from a number of
farmers in six of the county's ten
townships this week. Mr. Joshua L.
Coltrain, county commissioner from
the Williams district, said yesteulay
that it now looked as if the old crop
would be harvested in its entirety al
most before harvesting was started on
the late .Top in some sections
Prospects tor a heavy poundage are
not at all bright now, many farmers
believing that the weight will be no
greater, if as great, as it was last sea
son. Harrcll Everett, Poplar Point
larimr, harvested seven barns of the
old crop last week, and be states that
the cured product will weigh from one
third to one-half as much as the crop
weighed last year. Other reports sub
stantiating Mr. Everett'* claim have
Louis Heel, Griffins Township farm
er, declares the crop will he no larg
er, if as large, as it was last year.
I la-it is an increased acreage, he stat
ed, hut what conies off the acres is
what counts, lit* said. The recent dry
season did not damage the crop nearly
as much as the cool spell did two or
three weeks ago, he believes.
Th« young crop, believed to consti
tute about one-half of the acreage in
this county, has shown marked im
provement since the rains started fall
ing ope week ago.
Makes Report, Showing
Value of Family Garden
Mrs. Lee Hardison, one of the few
club members in the county interest
ed in learning the value of the family
garden in the amount of food sup
plied and money saved, reported her
During the month of May, the
family consumed 141 pounds of kale,
bollards, turnip salad and mustard.
Valuing the vegetables at market
prices, the family saved $.5 in the one
month and at a time when there were
Union Church Service at
The Episcopal Church
According to . the plan of the sev
eral churches, the union service will
he held in the Clfurch of the Advent
this Sunday evening. Further" an
nouncement regarding this service is
found elsewhere in thin paper.
WHERE THEY PLAY )
FRIDAY, JUNE SO
Elizabeth City at Williamston.
Colerain at Windsor.
Edenton at Ahoskie.
TUESDAY, JULY 4 (10:30 A. M.)
Windsor at Williamston. '
Colerain at Ahoskie.
Elizabeth City at Edenton.
TUESDAY, JULY 4 (3:30 P. M.)
Williamston at Windsor.
Ahoskie at Colerain.
Edenton at Elizabeth City.
THURSDAY, JULY 6
Ahoskie at Williamston.
Windsor at Elizabeth City.
Colerain at Edenton.
FRIDAY, JULY 7
Williamston at Ahoskie.
Elisabeth City at Windsor.
Edenton at Colerain.
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ABOUT 1200 ACRES
PLEDGED SO FAR
IN COUNTY DRIVE
Goose Nest Farmers First
To Agree To Plow
That the cotton reduction move
ment will be favored and supported in
this county was almost made certain
this week when five district meetings
were held and many farmers virtually
agreed to conform with the regula
tions governing the undertaking. As
an outcome of the meetings approxi
mately one-half, or around 1,200
acres of the reduction quota lias boen
pledged. Several hundred contracts
are now in the hands of community
committees and farmers, and the defi
nite outcome of the reduction plan
will be known some time next week,
probably by the latter part.
While no will be brought
to bear upon farmers to get tliem to
sign the contracts, they are urged to
study the contract and consider what
the success of the undertaking means
to them. It might be pointed out
that they consider what the failure of
the movement will mean. All contracts
must be signed and be in the hands of
the county agent not later than Satur
day of next week. If sufficient con
tracts are signed in this county, State
and entire cotton-growing area, the
plan will be declared successful and its
actual operation will be immediately
ordered by the United States gov
Several farmers in this county, con
fident that the movement will meet
with success, have already planned
to start planting corn between their
cotton rows. If the plan is adopted,
they will plow up their cotton in ac
cordance with the contract, atid if the
plan fails they will plow up their corn,
losing only their seed and planting
Few contracts have been signed in
| this county as far *s it could be learn
ed today, but the committees are work
ing and the work is progressing, it
was learned from County Agent T.
B. Brandon, who will be closely con
nected with the work until Saturday
, of next week.
While comparatively small numbers
uf farmers attended the meeting here
last Monday evening, it was evident
that this township will agree to plow
up at least one-third, or probably
more, of its reduction quota.
At Oak City Tuesday morning. 37
tanners heard the contract explained,
and it is believed the quot will be
•pledged there. Seventeen farmers at
tended the meeting in Hamilton that
afternoon, and the movement is fav
j ored there, the agent said. At Rob
ersonville Wednesday morning, nearly
100 farmers were present, nearly a
third of them agreeing to reduce their
acreages at that time Aiound 25
farmers were present at Everetts on
Wednesday afternoon, and prospect*
are bright there, it was said. Very
little cotton is grown in other sec
tions of the county, but farmers who
do grow cotton in those areas are in
vited to visit their nearest community
committee for contracts.
Any farmer interested in the move*
ent is directed to the members of the
j following community committee for
j Williainston: L. U. Harrison, A. T.
' l'erry, and Robert Everett.
Goose Nest: John W Mines, J. T.
i Daniel, H. M. Ainsley.
| Hamilton: T. B. Slade, D. G. Mat
j thews, and E. L. Haislipf.
I Ruber sonville: Clyde Everett, Mayo
I.ittle, A. K. Osborne
Cross Roads:*J. T- Barnhill, J. S.
Ayers and Henry Wynn.
The county committee is composed
of V. G. Taylor, H. H. Cowen, and
E P. Cunningham.
Thirteen contracts were signed in
Goose Nest Township, representing
approximately 200 acres, J. W. Hines,
a member of the comittee stating he
was sure the quota would be oversub
scribed by a sizeable margin. The
supply of contracts was exhausted
yesterday and aditional --ones have
been mailed. The names of the early
signers ias reported by Mr. Hiines
Macon Hoggard, Jos. B. Hyman,
Henry Early, John C. Ross, Bennie
Bryant, Thomas E. and Thomas H.
Johnson, Alexander Dolberry, Gus
Carraway, A. E. Turner, Mrs. Fannie
U. Mizelle, Love Williams, Leamon
James. All favored the optional plan. .
Mr. J. E. King is attending the an
nual meeting of the United States
Tobacco association in Virginia Beach