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VOLUME XXVI—NUMBER 38
NEW SCHOOL BUS
LAW TO AFFECT
MANY IN COUNTY
Children Living Within 2
Miles of School WUI
Have To Walk
Many Martin County school chil
dren will be affected by the new trans
portation law during the coming term,
if present plans are carried out. Chil
dren living within two miles of a pub
lic school will have to walk instead
of riding* as a result of reduced ap
propriations for transportation called
for by the last legislature. And chil
dren living within one and one-half
miles of a truck route will have to
walk that distance if they are to make
connections for transportation to the
The State department, -it was said,
will redistrict truck routes with a view
to obtaining economy in operation,
and children who used to think walk
ing three or four blocks was a big
job might as well limber up their legs
and get ready for a real marathon.
Very little savigg is expected to
result in this county from the econ
omy move. According to Superin
tendent of Schools J. C. Manning a
reduction in the number of children
hauled can be expected, but the num
ber of trucks and the mileage will re
main about the same. Crowded con
ditions in trucks will be partially re
lieved, but even then it is believed as
many as 50 children will be carried
in several of the trucks.
Last year the county operated 40
trucks, and at the present time it is
believed that equally that many will
be in use during the coming term.
LOOK BETTER IN
Elliott Pitche» 4-Hit Game
To Win Over Colerain
Here 13 To 0
Playing errorless ball, the William
ston nine behind the four-hit pitching
of Elliott, new star twirler, yesterday
afternoon defeated Colerain on the lo
cal lot by a 13 to 0 score. Even though
there was little, if hope for the
locals to win the first half, a fajr
sited number of the faithful turned
out for the game yesterday to see the
new pitcher and a new second basi-.
man, Evans, in action.
Striking out at his first turn at bat,
Elliott during the remainder of the
game got as many hit* as he allowed,
making two singles, a two-base hit,
and a three-bagger. Evans hit safely
three out of five. Brake led with four
hit* out cf four turns at bat. The
locals were in a hitting mood, touch
ing Shields and Magee for 20 hits.
Only 29 men faced Eliot*, and of the
few getting on base only one ever
reached second. Elliott struck out
8 and was cred.ted with 1 assist and
1 out. He issued no walks
Utzle was out of the game on ac
count of illneit and Jame* held down
the third *ack, Oscar Anderion, jr.i
playing hi* litst full game here in
light field. ~
The new mate, ial showed «T;» we!',
but too late to save the first half for
Ending first-half play this afternoon,
the several clubs are getting right for
an interesting period of play beginning
next Tuesday and ending Friday, Au
Edenton Player Is Badly
Hurt in Game Yesterday
Vincent O'Brien, manager for the
Edenton baseball team and the man
who pitched hi* team to victory in
jtwo games against Williamston on
Wednesday, was badly hurt when
struck by a ball pitched by Watkins
in the Edenton-Windior game at Ed
enton yesterday afternoon.
O'Brien was knocked unconscious
but *oon revived and walked from
the field after a short re*t. Dr. J. A.
Powell, club physician, said last night
that .preliminary examinations (dis
closed that O'Brien had had a hemor
rhage of the inner ear. The physician
said he would not be able to deter
mine the full extent of the injuries
Edenton won the game 9 to 1, and
thereby mathematically won the first
half honors. Regardless of the out
come of the remaining games, Eden
ton is assured top place.
Announces Topic at Church
oi the ( Advent tot Sunday
JU the morning service at the
Advent this Sunday the subject of the
sermon will be: "The Responsibility
of the One-Taleqt Christian." There
will be no evening service, but our
congregation ia urged to go to the
anion service at the Methodist church.
The regular service at the Holy
Trinity Mission near Bear Grmas will
be at 4 o'clock.
Tobacco Crop in General Is
Farmers generally declare their
tobacco cropa are very promising
at this time. It is very seldom
that one hears a farmer who says
the condition of the crop is not
above the average. Karjy curings
are said to have turned out well
with a color brighter than usual.
The crop has not ripened very
rapidly during the past few days,
but with normal weather from
now on there will be a busy tirpe
on the farms in this section next
week and the week after. The
outlook now is for the ocmpletion
of the earliest harvesting in years.
Judging from the fields, it is
TWO BOYS ARE
Perlie Gardner Recovers 22
61 23 Hams Stolen
Redden Tyre and Perlie Hardison,
young Williams Township white men,
were bound over to the superior court
under S3OO bond each "by Justice of
the Peace J. L. Hassell here Wednes
day in connection with the theft of 23
hams from Perlie Barber, Jamesville
Township farmer, two days before.
The two men are said to have admit
ted the charge.
Eighteen of the hams were fold to
a store in Greenville for about $lO, 17
of the number having been recovered
by officers and returned to the own
er. One of the eighteen hams had
been told by the merchant, who lost
what he had invested in the meat, as
Tyre had spent the money. Five of
the hams were found in outbuilding
on the Lawrence Lilley farm.
Mrs. Barber, going to the smoke
house early Tuesday morning for meat
for breakfast, missed the hams. Offi
cers were called, and the car used by
Tyre and Hardison was trailed tto
Tyre's home. The boy was not at
home when officers made three or
four calls there to question him.
Wednesday morning, Tyre went to
the .sheriff's office, and inquired why
officer* were looking for him. Sher
iff C. B. Roebuck frankly told him
that he was believed to have been a
party to the meat stealing and that
Barber was expected to swear out a
warrant against him. The boy then
wanted to know if it would be all right
to pay the owner for the meat and
drop the case. He further indirectly
implicated himself, and finally told the
sheriff he would go with him to
Greenville and show him where the
hams were sold. Very little trouble
was experienced in recovering 22 of
the 23 hams.
The boys are out under bond and
are scheduled to appear for trial in
the September term of superior court.
Opening Funeral Parlor in
Main Street Store Here
Th* S. R. Biggs Company, for more
than 50 years in the drug business
here, discontinued its prescription and
retail departments this week, and is
now turning the Main Street store
into a modern undertaking establish
A small lobby is being provided in
the front of the store, and a waiting
roam will be arranged in addition to
a large showroom and other depart
ments necessary in the operation of a
modern undertaking parlor.
Most of the fixtures have already
been removed from the building, but
a few will be used.
The withdrawal from the drug busi
ness marks the close of one of the
county's oldest establishments.
Oak Grove Sunday School
Has Picnic Last Friday
A picnic celebrating the first anni
versary of the Oak Grove Sunday
school was held last Friday at Pub
lic Landing beach, a large number of
the people from the community at
A plentiful lunch was served, the
superintendent, T. F. Respass, offer
ing thanks. Swimming was enjoyed
until 4 o'clock that afternoon, all those
attending thoroughly enjoying the
events of the day.
Farm Convention Will Be
Held in Raleigh July 24th
The convention for farmers and
farm women this year will be held at
State College from July 24 to 28 in
clusive. Sectional meetings will be
held every morning, but these will
be adjourned in time for all to at
tend the scheduled meetings of the
Institute of Cooperation. The general
meeting* will be in the evening on
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina,
quite evident that farmers as a
rule are working for the light,
chaffy type of tobacco, the kind
that has commanded higher prices
than other types during the past
several years. The growers are
permitting their tobacco to run up,
entire fields having the appear
ance of huge flower gardens.
Warehousemen are making ex
tensive preparations for handling
the crop this year, all believing
that pricea will be better than they
were last season and that real pros
perity will be under way when the
markets start opening in a little
over a month and a half from now.
CLUB STANDINGS 1
Team W L Pet.
Edcnton 17 6 .739
WiliiaßMtoit 14 9 .609
Windsor 11 11 .500
Ahoskic 10 12. .455
Elizabeth City 8 14 ,3()4
Cole rain 7 15 .318
ARE TRIED IN
Over S2OO in Fines Levied;
Session Continues Into
After enjoying a holiday Tuesday of
last week, the Martin County Record
er's Court last Tuesday called 11 cases
I an afternoon session being required to
I complete the docket. For the first
: time in years, Clerk of Court R. J.
I Peel was unable to serve the tribu
nal on account of illness. His assist
ants kept the minutes of the court,
and work progressed as usual.
It was a profitable dafr, the court
placing fines aggregating nearly S2OO.
J. T. Wallace, charged with operating
an automobile while intoxicated, was
fined SSO and taxed with the costs.
The court provided for the payment
of $5 weekly until the account is set
Douglas Edjvards, the colored man
charged with practicing medicine
without license, was fined $75 and
taxed with the costs.
Percy Davis was sentenced to the
roads for a period of six months in
the case charging him with larceny.
A fine of $25 was imposed and the
tax added in the case charging Will
Spruill with an assault with a deadly
Prayer for judgment was continued
in the case charging Joe and Walter
Godard, Jamesville Township men,
with violating the liquor law*.
In the case charging Jimmie Jones
and Selma Biggs with violating the
liquor laws and operating a disorderly
house, Jones was fined sls and taxed
with the costs. A non-suit resulted
as to the defendant Biggs.
Kan Manning, charged with assault
ing a female, was sentenced to the
roads for four months, the court sus
pending Die sentence upon payment
of the costs in the case.
Jack Hux was
with the costs in the case charging
him with violating the liquor law*.
John Brown was sentenced to the
roads for a period of 12 months in
two cases charging him with larceny.
Prayar for judgment was continued
in the case charging William Rogers
wit!\ vio||ting the liquor laws.
Judgment was suspended upon the
payment of the costs in the case charg
ing Sheppard Rice with, trespass.
RETURN TWO TO
13-Year-Old Girl from This
County and Companion
Little- Pattie Winberry, • 13-year-old
Martin County girl, and her compan
ion whose home was in Haywood
County, and who i* not over 12 or
13 years old, were returned to the
Training School, near Kin
ston, this week by welfare authorities.
The two young girls mysteriously
escaped from the correctional institu
tion shortly after midnight last Sun
day and found their way to the Win
berry home near here. Sleeping in a
room with 60 or more little folka, the
two girls walked out unnoitced. They
are believed to have walked to Kin
ston and slipped around the town be
fore daylight Sunday - morning. After
they walked and begged rides.
The little girl from Candor, whose
name is Spain, was turned over to
welfare authorities after she had tried
to beg rides along the highway last
Tuesday and she told the story. The
Winberry girl was again taken into
custody and the two were returned
DOUBLE WIN BY
UP FIRST HALF
Added Strength Enables the
Edenton Team To Out-
Class Local Nine
Williamston's baseball team lost all
chances of winning the first half in
the Albemarle League last Wednesday
when it dropped two games to the fast
Edenton nine. And already some
keen competition is in the making for
a top position at the end of the sec
ond half beginning next Tuesday.
After leading the league during a
greater part of the first half, the lo
cals started weakening in the face of
increased strength added to other
teams in the league. The locals were
| too late in strengthening themselves
and they were just outclassed in the
crucial period of the first half. Eden
; ton climbed gradually to top position
jby winning over everything in the
league during the past several days.
Rained out last Tuesday at Edenton,
the game scheduled for that afternoon
was played Wednesday morning, the
Colonials winning, V to 2. A second
game between the two teams was
played here that afternoon and the
visitors won, 4 to 3.
"Mule" Shirley, former big leaguer,
squeezing into the Edenton line-up
via loose rules and regulations that
may wreck the whole league, is due
much of the credit in Edentoft's vic
tories. He made 5 hits in the two
games and held down the first sack
in a masterly manner.
In the morning game, O'Brien held
W illiamston to five hits, his team sup
porting him without an error. Kugler
started on the mound for Williamston
and was relieved by Herring in the
eighth, the two allowing a total of 11
hits. Eight errors figured prominent
ly in the defeat. Kugler struck out!
seven and Herring fanned two. Four'
were given bases by O'Brien and'
Kugler walked one.
Three errors proved costly to the I
locals in the afternoon game ,when the
locals should at least split even with
the visitors. Cherry, working on the'
mound for Williamston, pitched one
of the best games of the season. He
allowed 10 hits, three for extra bases,
but in the tough spots «. he handled
himself well, striking out 11 men, 3
in one inning, and ending several
j threats of the visitors to score.
O'Brien arranged his own laurrfs
for the day and pitched all of the sec
ond game, allowing only three hits,
striking out six men and assisting in
The box and summary of the after
Earp, ss 4 0 1 0 0 11
Gaylord, If 3 0 0 0 0 (I
Latham, c 4 11110 0
Brake, cf 4 0 1 4 0 0
lizzie, 3b 4 0 0 0 2 1'
xFrank 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taylor, lb 2 0 0 8 0 o!
Herring, rf 2 0 0 0 0 0|
James, rf-lb 3 1 0 2 0 0
Newsome, 2b 2 1 0 2 2 0,
Cherry, p 3 0 0 0 3 0^
Totals 31 3 3 27 7 3
J. Webb, rf 2 0 10 0 0
Leary, ss 5 114 2 1
Shirley, lb 5 2 316 1 0
O'Brien, p 5 0 1 0 7 0
Suttonfield, c 4 0 2 5 2 1!
Hart, cf 5 0 0 1 0 0
C. Webb, If 3 0 110 0
I'artin, 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1
I.as.iter, 3b 4 110 3 0
Totals 36 4 10 27 16 3
Score by innings: R,
Edenton 100 010 020—4
Williamston 000 000 021—3|
Summary: Two-base hits: Sutton-,
field 2, Latham; three-base hit, Leary;]
hit by pitcher, J. Webb by Cherry;
base on balls, off Cherry 5, off O'Brien
j1; struck out, by Cherry 11, by
O'Brien, 6. Umpires: Joyner and
Wyatt. Time of gajne, 2:02.
Peanut Truck Is Wrecked
Near Windsor Yesterday
Jonah Clemmon, colored man, was l
slightly hurt about the ankle and back
yesterday morning at 3:30 o'clock
when the big truck he was driving was
wrecked ; between here and Windsor,
Clemmons stales that the truck was
struck by a passenger car and caused
to turn over with its load of peanuts.
Considerable damage was done to the
machine, but only a few peanuts,
scheduled for deliver/'in Suffolk, were
lost in the wreck. Occupants of the
car are understood to have b»en
placed under arrest by Bertie authori-1
The truck belonged to Mr. J. K.
Everett, of this place.
Schedule oi Services at the
Local Methodist Church
C. T. Roger*, pastor.
Church services at 10:30 a. m. •
Sunday schoo\ at 9:45.
Union service at the Methodist
church at 8 p. m.
Epworth League Monday at 8 p. ni.
Sunday school at 10 a. in.
Preaching, 3:30 p. m
Plan To Reduce Acreage in
Cotton Is Believed Success
HAS BEEN DONE
IN THIS COUNTY
Home Agent Says Present
Indication Point To A
Although the dry weather limited
vegetable crops considerably, the wel
fare canning program is advancing
rapidly and present indications point
to a very successful food preservation
campaign among the needy as well as
I among others, Miss Lora E. Sleeper,
I home agent, said this morning the
agent believes that all of the several
thousand containers will be used dur
ing the remainder of this month ard
during August, when the canning pro
gram comes to a close.
In connection with the program.
Miss Sleeper had the following to say:
"Canning is now going on all over
*he county and families in the county,
are urged to help themselves by can
ning their food supply for winter use.
Every per-on should have 28 1-2
quarts of vegetables and 22 1-2 quarts
of fruits, making a total of 57 quarts
for each person iir the county. This
quantity will supply a person for 24
weeks. How about your winter food
supply? Now is the time to make;
provision for winter foods.
Meetings have I>een held in Jatnes
ville, hree Union, Kohersonville, lias,
sells, Hamilton, Oak City, Everetts.)
Williamston, and I'arniele, thus far.
It is hoped that every one will comej
out to the meetings as they are held
in your communities even though you
may have nothing to can. Bulletins, I
recipes,, and glass jars are being giv-'
en to all those who have this past'
year found it.necessary to secure help.'
Other folks are welcome to the meet
ings an.l bulletins will he supplied
wherever request is made
lor canning success, have plenty
oi good hot b liling water to beginl
with. Everything must he clean, wash;
jars, t..ps, etc., thoroughly and put
on in lukewarm water and bring to
the boil and let boil, (iather vege
tables fresh, one hour from the gar
den to the jar is a good rule The
non acid vegetables such as butter
beans, "kra, squash, string beans, gar
den peas, corn, and field peas require
the intermittent method or thfee-day
processing if there is no steam pres-j
sure maker -available. •.
"l'or corn, blanch 2 minutes on the
cob in boiling hot water, cut from'
the- cob and cook in open kettle 10
minutes before adding to the hot jars.
Process corn I hour and 30 minutes
each day fur three days
'Squash is pre-cooked 10 minutes in
boiling water and processed in jars
one hour and 40 minutes each .day
for three days.
Many ask the question :Why can't
I can the vegetables 3 hours .just one
day instead of Ihe trouble of the three
day method. Non-acid vegetables are
especially hard to keep, owing to the
Spore-forming bacteria bacteria with
in them. The spore-forming bacteria
are resistant to boiling temperature
and after a cooking of three hours
will grow and become adult ba.teria.
Ihe boiling temperature will kill the
Williamston Asked To Aid
In Keeping Represen
tative in Washington
At a recent meeting of Eastern Car
olina and Virginia peanut growers a
fund was proposed to keep a repre
sentative in Washington City to look
after their interest before t'ongress
and the various dpeartments of agri
Williamson was asked to contrib
ute $25 as its part of the expense.
I'armer J. ( Jf Staton, designated as
collector of the fund, has already
contributed a Kood portion of the
amount asked personally. Any per
son desiring to help the peanut indus
try is asked to forward a donation of
whatever size he feels able to give
Mr. Staton, who will forward it on to
the secretary of the Eastern.. Carolina
Chamber of Commerce.
hflforts are now underway to estab
lish a price not less than three cents
a pound for the 1933 crop. Interested
citizens have visited Washington on
several occasions and prospects are
said to be, encouraging for an ettab*
lished price. However, it is neces
sary that some one acquainted with
the peanut belt be on hand at all times
to answer questions and represent the
growers in Washington.
TEACHERS GET PAY I
Creeks representing tha last sal
ary installment due are being
mailed to a majority of Martin
County teachers this week, it was
learned from the superintendent's
office yesterday. Only a few
teachers in one or two local tax
districts will have to wait longer
for a final settlement for services
rendered during the recent school
Tax collections in nearly all the
local districts have been sufficient
to warrant the payment of salaries
provided for the seventh and
TO PUT SHOWERS
AT PLAY GROUND
Club Committee Appealing
To Citizens To Keep
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the local Woman's Club at
the home of Mrs. J. G. Staton, presi
dent, last V\ ednesday, final votes were
taken in regard to showers to be
placed upon the playground lot owned
by the club. The club hopes to in
stall six showers which will accom
modate 25 or 30 children at one time,
the town obligating to give the wa
Ihe club will resume its regular
meetings the first Thursday in Sep
tember, the day of meeting having
been changed from the fourth to the
first Thursday in the month
1 lie executive meeting was preceded
by a delightful hi 'ge luncheon with
the officers and chairmen of various
committees enjoying Mrs. Staton'a
Under the direction of the civics
committee, the club is making a de
termined drive for a cleaner town. l)i
--le.t appeals have been made urging
those who enjoy curb service to place
their paper cups and napkins in the
cans provided for trash.
FOR PAST MONTH
Whooping Cough Continues
To Spread; Three Cases
Martin County's health report for
the month of June was not very en
couraging in that whooping cough con
tinued to spread and typhoid fever
made its appearance in three sections.
However, the conditions revealed in
the report are not alarming. A marked
check on the spread of typhoid fever
has already been instituted and the
niunber of whooping cough cases were
decreased a third under the May nu
According to a report released by the
health officer's office this week, there
werjp 55 new cases of whooping cough
reported during the period. Eight of
the eases were reported in one family
in Williams township and eleven of the
47 cases in the district were among col
ored families. A baby, only six weeks
old, is a victim of the cough, the report
Iwo of the three cases oi typhoid
fever were reported in Williamston
Tow nship and one in Jamesville Town
ship, all being among colored families.
Three cases of measles, two among
white families and one colored, were
reported during the period in William
WHERE THEY PLAY
FRIDAY, JULY 14
Williamston at Coleraln.
Elizabeth City at Ahoskie.
Edenton at Windsor.
TUESDAY, JULY 18
Windsor at Williamston.
Elizabeth City at Edenton.
Ahoskie at Colerain.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19
Williamston at Windsor.
Edenton at Elizabeth City.
Colerain at Ahoskie.
Edenton 9, Williamston 2.
Edenlon' 4, VVilliimston 3.
Windsor 3, Ahoskit 1.
Elizabeth City 8, Colerain 1
Williamfctpn 13, Colerain 0.
Edenton 9, Windsor 1.
Ahoskie 11, Elizabeth .City 6,
Watch the Label On Toor
Papar A* It. Carriea tha Data
Whan Your Subacription Exptraa
AND STATE BOTH
Will Announce Final Out
come of the Reduction
The campaign for a 10 to 11 mil
lion acreage decrease in the- 1933 cot-
ton crop in 16 cotton-growing states
of the South was declared a success
last Wednesday night hy Secretary "of
Agriculture Henry A. Wallace, who
saiil that ifKjns opinion, when all re
iturns have received, "it will he
shown that the South has made one
of the greatest demonstrations of in
telligent and unified action in the his
tory of American agriculture."
While the belt was reporting a suc
cessful campaign, had
pledged hardly half >f its 363,000-acre
reduction quota. Martin County, in
complete reports show, was lagging
yesterday below the half-way mark
with hardly 1,000 'of its . 2,446 acre
reduction quota signed.
The campaign in Martin County
lias been very encouraging, consider
ing the large number of small farm
ers signing a> well as a few large-scale
is credited to a comparatively few
big farmers in several of the town
ships, Committeeman T. B. Slade stat
ing that one or two in his district re
fused to sign because they just want
ed to be different from everybody else.
It is hard for a farmer to plow up his
cotton," Mr. Slade said, "but St is still
harder for him to cultivate and har
vest a large crop and then get less
than he would have gotten for a small
crop," he continued.
Many reports, issued by sources cot*
sidered authoritative, have been re
ceived indicating that the farmers re
llising t> sign without mighty good
teason would be "spotted."' Just
what the reports actually mean* is. not
known at this time, but it is almost
certain that credit facilities will be re
fused in many cases next year Un
official reports have it that the non
signer will not be allowed to benefit
bv his declared selfish stand.
Official figures for the entire cotton
belt showing the acreage offered to
date were not available, hut it was
unofficially thai tin- aggngate . fTer of
farmers might greatly exceed their
original goal of 10 to 11 imllion acres.
However, flic'administrators are les*
interested in acreage than in the as
suram e that the a to lip plowed
up will substantially reduce this year's
| Administrators were confident that
the crop would be reduced .1,000,000
bales, with some prospect that the
figure might le clos r to 4,000,000
j It was said that the 2,400,000 bales
"f government-held cotton used as op
tions for the plan might all be re
i quired to meet contracts signed by
j Growers were offered a 1 * rnative
plans, one under which they would he
paid cash for plowing up from 25 to
per cent of thru crop, w/ith pay
ment-, in hi based up.* -n estimated
yields; the other a combination of
smaller cash payments, with options
•i' an .Mil in t (.I - gover inient cotton
equal to the estimated production of
the area they agreed to desfroy. These
options were offered on lb basis of
(i - ents a pound.
About 60 per cent of the growers
have . favored the conthifiuiion plan,
and if these exhausted the amount of
government-held cotton, the produc
lion of the aires they agreed to plow
up, together with the 40 per cent not
covered by options, would bring the
reduction of t tic potential crop to a -
bout 4,000,000 bales
Wallace said "the latest reports
from the cotton belt indicate that the
j campaign for the acreage reduction is
'moving rapidly, and apparently suc
cessfully, to a conclusion.
We will not know the final out
"""" until the result of these con
-1 hiding day > efforts have been re
ceived and compiled.
It is my own belief, however, that
when all the returns have been re
ceived, it will be shown that the South
I has made one of the greatest derrton
[strations of intelligent and unified ac
tion in the history of Ameriean agri
One Preaching Service at
Baptist Church Sunday
At the Baptist church Sunday morn
ing the pastor will preach following
the sessions of the Sunday Khool.
and at the evening hour this congre
gation is invited to join the several
congregations at the Methodist church
at 8 o'clock, at which tune the union c
service wil Ibe held.