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VOLUME XXXV|—NUMBER 46
LOCALS WON TWO
AND LOST ONE SO
FAR THIS WEEK
Tied for Second Place with
Ahoskie; E. City Leads
by One-Half a Game
A hot race has been under way so
far this week, with Elizabzeth City,
Ahoskie and Williamston striving for
the top position in the Albemarle base
ball league. Elizabeth City, riding the
crest of the wave the first of the week,
has had the edge in the race and con
tinues on top today after pushing
Ahoskie and Williamston from first
to second place with only one-half
game separating her and the other two
teams from top position.
Cherry accounted for the first win
of the week when he turned back Cole
rain there by a score of 6 to 3, allow
ing but six hits. Four of the six hits
counted for extra bases. The Martins
gathered 11 hits off Forehand and
Traylor, Goodmon making two two
baggers. Gaylord and Uzzlze each
got • two-base hit and a single. Earp
and Herring also accounted for two
The Martins made history of their
own last Wednesday when they exe
cuted a trip) play on a ground ball in
the ninth inning. With Magee on
third and White on first, Baker knock
ed a fast grounder to Uzzle. After
faking a throw home to draw the run
ner back to third, Uzzle whipped the
ball to Goodmon on second, forcing
out White; Goodman then threw to
Taylor at first to catch Baker for the
second out. Taylor then made a beau
tiful peg to home and Latham had Ma
gee out by a close play. The score
was tied at 7-all at the time, and the
triple play had- much to do with the
outcome of the game. Cherry, bat
ting for Uzzle in tl'.e ninth, got a sin
gle and went to third on Taylor's
double. Proctor attempted a bunt,
and when he failed to produce, Cher
ry was almost caught out at home.
Catcher Pratt made a long throw back
to third base and Cherry was safe at
home for the winning run. Proctor
allowed 10 hits, while his teammates
touched Sweeney, Traylor, and Mar
shall for a dozen.
After establishing half ownership
with Ahoskie for top plaae the day
before, the Martins yesterday went
back into a toe fo rsecond position
when they lost to Elizabeth City 3 to
2. Herring pitched a good game, al
lowing seven hits and striking out 9,
two of the hits being home runs.
With the score tied at 2-all, Proctor
relieved Hering in the seventh and
was credited with the loss in the
eighth when Elizabeth City scored its
third run on a single, stolen base, and
two infield outs. This was the only
Jiit garnered off Proctor. Winston
turned the Martins back with only 4
hits, one each by Earp, Goodmon,
Brake, and Latham.
Farm Association Ready
To Make Loans in County
The Williamston National Farm
Loan Association has received ample
blanks and is now prepared to advance
new loans or convert old ones, it was
learned today from W. H. Coburn, the
association's secretary and treasurer.
Farmers who are about to lose their
iarms will, it is believed, find it to
their advantage to refinance their
leant through the association.
Stolen Car Is Recovered
Near Bel haven This Week
The Chevrolet coach, stolen from
.W. C. Manning, jr., here July 24,
was recovered near Belhaven this
week. The thief ditched it near that
town on July 25, but ownership was
not established until this week by the
highway patrol. No parts were miss
ing from the car when found.
BUT ONE CASE
Two Colored Women Are
Sentenced To Jail for
Period of 30 Days
Only one case was called in the
county recorder's court here last Tues
day. Judge H. O. Peel sentencing two
women to 30 days in jail. It was his
first jail sentence imposed upon the
weaker sex, and he showed leniency
when he suspended the last 25 days
upon the good behavior of the de
Mozella and Priscitla Roberson,
both colored, were adjudged guilty in
the case charging them with assault
ing another woman with deadly weap
One of the women, living near Has
sell, was released yesterday when it
was learned that there was no one at
home to look after her six children,
the oldest of the number being only
14 years old, and he ia not at home
at the present time.
General Satisfaction R
Of Border Markets; Average 11 To 14 Cents
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With prices ranging substan
tially higher than those on open
ing day last year, general satisfac
tion waa reported on the border
and South Carolina tobacco mar
kets opening the season yesterday.
Average prices in the 16 mar
kets of the two belts ranged from
11 1-2 cents to 16 cents per pound,
unofficial reports showed. For
the past two years opening prices
averaged from 7 to 9 cents per
The opening "break" was not
large, as had been foreseen, but
UNITE FOR AID
Farm Administration Can
Not Deal with Farmers
Raleigh.—While the Agricultural
Adjustment Administration is willing
and anxious to aid tobacco farmers as
much as any other class of farmers to
get a fair price for their tobacco this
year, it can not and will not deal with
the farmers individually, according to
Dr. G. W. Forster, agricultural econ
omist at State College here, who has
recently been to Washington to dis
cuss the tobacco situation with author
ities there. As a result, the only way
for the tobacco farmers to get any help
this year, or even next year, is for
tliem to organize and to get a ma
jority of the tobacco growers into j
these organizations, Dr. Forster says.
"Protest mass meetings and the
sending of telegrams to Washington
will not get the tobacco farmers to
first base," Dr. Forster said today.
"The tobacco alministration can not'
sign contracts with telegrams nor with
a petition of protest, despite the fact
that it is in sympathy with he grow- ]
ers in their efforts to get higher prices.
"So the first thing for the tobacco
farmers to do is to organize and asso
ciate themselves into an organized
body in order to obtain the benefits
of the agricultural adjustment act.
That is the only way they can get ef
fective and definite action. Nor it the
problem of organizing difficult, since
they already have a skeleton organi
zation available in the 58 mutual ex
changes already in existence in the
state. These exchanges can be used
in this emergency to deal with the
problem of bringing a fair price to the
tobacco grower for his product."
While present indications are that
the agricultural adjustment adminis
tration will not levy a processing tax
to aid the tobacco growers this year,
this does not mean that nothing can
be done to guarantee parity prices to
the farmers this year, Dr. Forster said.
It only means that no direct payments
to tobacco farmers are likely to be
made this year and probably not the
To Hold Examination for
Postqffice at Jamesville
Fourth-class postmaster examina
tions will be held here for the office at
Jamesvill#tmade vacant by the death
of Mr. James Davenport a few weeks
ago, it was announced today. Appli
cations for the job must be filed and
in the hands of postal authorities by
the 25th of this month. No date for
the examination has been set.
The office at Jamesville last year
Two Services at the Piney
Grove Church This Week
Rev. W. B. Harrington will fill his
regular appointments at the Piney
Grove Baptist church tomorrow morn
ing at 11 o'clock and Sunday after
noon at 2:30 o'clock, it was announced
by the minister yesterday. Following
the Saturday morning service, a bus
iness meeting of the church group will
be held, and all are urged to attend.
. INSTALL SHOWERS
Unable to provide a swimming
pool for the kiddie, here, the Wo
man's Club determined to cool the
tote in another way. Several
, ahowera, installed on the club lot
near the old jail, are ready for use
this afternoon, a committee aii
i' nounced yesterday. Children are
invited to uae the showers each
afternoon from 4 to A o'clock, and,
on Saturday—the ol* bath day—
from 9 to 11 in die morning and
t from 4to 6 o'clock in the after
Entrance to the playground is
r gained from Biggs .Street, the
: thoroughfare intersecting llaln
I Street just below the courthouse.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, - Friday, August 11, 1933
the volume of sales was expected
to increase sharply next week.
Blocked sales were reported in but
one or two instances.
Most of Thursday's offerings
were of the poor to medium grades
and it was in these classes that
the sharp price improvement was
noted. One estimate was that for
the belts as a whole the poorer
grades received from 3 to 6 cents
more per pound than in 1932. Gen
erally, the good grades brought
only slightly higher prices.
With the opening of the ware-
RUNNER-UP DRAW JURY LIST
' FOR SEPTEMBER
TERM OF COURT
Miss Irene Whitehurat, of Co
netoe High School in Edgecombe
County, representing the Eastern
district, who won fourth place In
the sixth annual sUte-wide essay
contest of the North Carolina
Cotton Growers Cooperative As
SUPPORT N. R. A.
Value of Act In This Sec
tion Can Hardly Be
According to information received
here, merchants and other business
establishments in Hamilton are pledg
ing their support of President Roose
velt's National Recovery Administra
tion. Particulars could hot be had
here today, but it is understood the
business men there will adhere strict
ly to an adopted code.
So far the act has resulted in lit
tle jufditional employment in this sec
tion. Business is experiencing its
dullest season of the year, hardly keep
ing minimum working forces busy.
However, increased activities are ex
pected to follow the market opening
the latter part of this month, and then
the advantages of the act, if any, can
be determined in this section.
It Ts not known just how the terms
of the agreement will be operated, but
it i» believed that merchants will hire
additional clerks and keep their stores
open longer hours.
As far as it can be learned, Ham
ilton and Williamston business firms
are the only ones in this county pledg
ing their cooperation in the national
Pastor Announces Sunday
Service at Baptist Church
Rev. Charles H. Dickey will be in
the pulpit at the Baptist church for
the 11 o'clock service Sunday morn
ing, the minister announced yester
day. The Sunday school will convene
at the usual hour and other programs
will be held in accordance with the
The union church service will be
held in the Christian church Sunday
evening at 8 o'clock.
Rev. Mr. Dickey and his family are
expected home today or tomorrow
from Murphy, where they have been
June Sales of Fords Show
Increase Over Last Year
cylinder cars and trucks in the United i
States ior the month, of June, recent
ly ended, exceeded those of June year
ago by 19.4 per cent. It was the big
gest month in 8-cylinder car sales since
the Ford Motor Company began pro
ducing them over a year ago.
Another evidence of the growing
popularity of the 8-cylinder car it re
flected in the sales of Ford cars for
the month of June in Wayne County,
Michigan. County registrations show
that 2,555 Ford V-B's were delivered
to customers during the month. This
is an increase of 25 per cent over the
May sales, It is more than the com
bined month's sales in the county of
the two nearest other makes.
houses, thousands of dollars were
paid for the lection's biggest mon
ey crop, and business generally
was expected to spurt. Business
and professional men at Clarkton
said tbey took in more money to
day than on any opening date in
But few tags were turned thru
out the two belts.
An estimated average of from
13 to 15 cents per pound was paid
the Timmonsville, S. C., mar
ket, where 375,000 pounds were
Fifty-Three Names Drawn
At Meeting of Board
Fifty-three county citizens were se
lected last Monday by the Martin
County Hoard of Commissioners to
serve as jurors at the September
term of the superior court, convening
the third month in that month, The
Honorable M. V. Barnhill, resident
judge of Rocky Mount, is scheduled
to preside over the term running for
two weeks and handling both criminal
' and civil cases.
The names of the jurors, by dis
Jamesville Township: C. F. Modlin,
IJ. H. Bailey, Flmer Modlin, T. W.
Ange, W. C. Ellis, W. H Ciaylord.
Williams Township: Arthur Simp
Griffins Township: Wm. Marion
Lilley, Kader Lilley, Asa J. Hardison.
Bear Grass Township: J. S. Holli
j day, Zack Cowin.
Williamston Township: C, B. Sice-
I loff, J. A. Barnhill, Clyde D. Ander
j son, J. K. Rogerson, Eli Nicholson,
Hprry A. Biggs, Elmer Hardison,
Jack D. Frank.
Cross Roads Township: F. A. Barn
hill, J. G. Forbes, Jno. H. Wynn, Chas.
T. Peel, George Mobley.
Robersonville Township: E. R.
j Roberson, Harvey Roberson, G. W.
Keel, G. C. Taylor, Jesse Keel, R. S.
Everett, A. E. Simpson.
Hamilton Township: E. C. Edmond
son, H. S. Johnson.
Goose Nest Township: R. H. Long,
J. A. Powell.
Jamesville Township: "J. R. Know
Griffins Township: H. L. Hardison,
Geo. C. Griffin, Ben Lilley, P. E Get-
Williamston Township: J. D. Cher
ry, C. A. James, W. H. Edwards.
Cross Roads Township: Raymond
Stalls, Harry Hardy.
Robersonville Township: L. R.
Andrews, T.»A. Bunting, D. A. Rob
erson, R. L. Smith, Johnie James.
Poplar Point Township: J. A. Roe
buck, jr., J. R. Harrison.
Seven Colored Men Fined
for Disorderly Conduct
Seven colored men, W. H. Stokes,
jr., Willie Wallace, Ned Stokes, Ed
Smith, Leon Purvis, Charles Gray,
and Charles Harris, were adjudged
guilty of disorderly conduct and fined
$2.50 each in mayor's court here this
week. Costs were added, making the
total bill $6 for e»ch of the defend
Judgment was suspended in the case
charging Wheeler Rice with disorder
ly conduct. Rice was said to have had
some trouble with his neighbor, Em
ma Everett, and the differences reach
ed the court of Justice J. L. Hassell
Wednesday evening. Rice was taxed
with the costs in the case.
Four Generations At
Family Reunion Friday
Dardens.—Four generations were
represented at the family reunion held
here last Friday when Mr. and Mr*.
J. F. Jackson entertained their chil
dren and grandchildren at a family
dinner. There were 12 present.
The four generations present were
a« follow*: J- F. Jackson, lib daugh
ter, Mrs. F.. S. Mizelle, and her »on,
James Mizelle, and his daughter, Jac
quelyn Mizelle. Mr. Jackson ii 76
year* of age and has been living at
his farm near here for about 35 years
Sunday Morning Service
at the Episcopal Church
There will be morning prayer and
sermon at the Church of the Advent
this Sunday at 11 a. m. The subject
of the sermon will be: "Jesus and the
Woman of Samaria."
At the evening hour we are invit
ed to attend the union service at the
of Ford 8-
Will Determine Program at
Meeting To Be Held In
Washington, August 10. —The ad- 1
visory committee representing flue- I
cured tobacco growers in North Caro- j
lina, Soutli Carolina, Virginia and
Georgia is to meet with farm adjust
ment administration oflicials next Mon
day to determine a program directed j
at raising flue cured prices during the
A series of protests over the price
of flue cured tobacco have come to j
the farm administration from Georgia.
The market opened today in South
i Carolina and on the border in North
l Carolina, but no serious complaints j
| on prices were reported.
A processing tax to be paid by the
manufacturers and'passed on to the'
j growers in return fur agreements to
reduce acreage next year has been
suggested. This, however, is difficult
of application because about 40 per- !
cent of the flue cured crop ordinarily
| goes into export channels. , I
A combination of a processing tax '
and an agreement with buyers to raise
their prices has been proposed by ;
farm administration officials. Details
remained to be worked out, and it is i
a question whether a workable agree-
ment can be arrived at that will lift
G. C. Adams, Georgia commissioner j
of agriculture conterred today on the |
tobacco situation in the state with J.|
B. Hutson, acting chief of the farm
administration's tobacco division. '
Adams plans to remain- in Washing- i'
ton to participate in the conference
NEW STORE WILL
Darden's Department Store
Located Next To The
VVilliamston's newest mercantile es
tablishment, Darden's Department 1
j Store, will be formally opened here
tomorrow with a big opening sale
The store, located next to the Branch |
Hanking and Trust Company, has
been completely remodeled and is now j
nne of the section's most attractive
Mr. Dred Darden, owner of the 1
new store, is well experienced in the
mercantile business, having been con
j necteil with Young's here for a num
ber of year.-, and for a while connect
ed with the J t Penny Company. He
has established connections with a
number ot the largest distributors of
| style and quality merchandise in the
; country, and he is in position to offer
real bargains in quality merchandise
A large stiii k of all new merchandise
is fast being arranged fur the open
ing tomorrow morning at ') o'clock,
and hundreds of thrifty shoppers are
expected to share in the attractive of
Mr. Darden, in active charge of the
store, wil be assisted by several ex
I perienced clerks who are well known i
to hundreds of people throughout this|
Sunday Services at the
Local Christian Church
Sunday morning, Bible school at
9:45 and preaching service at 11 o'-
clock. All members are urged to be
presest. The pastor will preach on
the theme; "The Forsaken Water
Pots." You will enjoy the hour and
will be helped as well as help and
encourage others by your presence.
Mrs. J. M. Perry and Miss Louise
Roebuck will sing a vocal duct. The
union service will be held in the Chris-
tian church at 8 o'clock. One of the
pastors of the city will prrai li. All
the singers of the town are ipvited to'
be in the choir and help make it a|
service of great singing as well as
fine fellowship and great preaching.
The public is cordially invited to all
Young Girl Dies At Home
Of Parents in Hassell
Lorraine, the 10-year-ohl daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Ayers,
died at the home of her parents in
Hassell about noon Tuesday from ery
sipelas, with which she had suffered
since the Friday before. She had a
small fester on her head, but it was
considered of small consequence un
til it started to rapidly inflame and
her condition became worse.
Besides her parents, she is survived
by four sisters and one brother.
Funeral services were conducted in
the Hassell Christian church Wednes
day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by Rev.
J. M. Perry, of Roberaonvilte. Burial
was in the Oak City cemetery.
Half Population of
POTENT INITIALS I
Paste this in your hat, for you
are going to need it in keeping up
with the government's various
projects. The initials, or abbrevi
ations, are often used for the sake
NRA—National Recovery Ad
CCC Civilian Conservation
NlßA—National Industrial Re
TVA—Tennessee Valley Au
HOLC—Home Owners' Loan
FERA—Federal Emergency Re
SALES TAX DOES
NOT APPLY TO
Widespread Lack of Infor
mation About Subject;
Beer Is Taxed
According to Harry McMullan, di
rector of the sales tax division of the
Department of Revenue, the sale of
bier is subject to the 3 per cent levy
on purchases but the sale of tobacco
bj producers on warehouse floors is
exempted from provisions of the gen
eral sales tax The ruling was band
ed down this week.
There bail been a widespread lark
of information about the subject. A
group of beer dealers called at Mc-
Mullans (iltic recently lo .talk it over
und were informed that the special
beer tax is a licence tax and does not
prevent the sales tax from applying to
1 In er
There also had been many inquiries
| from tobarco centers where it was
Icarcd the law did not exempt the
weed. A movement bad been launch
ed at Reidsville t• • call upon Gover
hn>r Fhringhaus to i'vde a statement
> n ibc question.
"the 'ale. lax exempts entirely
j from taxation products of farms, for
ests and mines when sold by the per
s lis r members of their immediate
families or by employees forming a
part of the organization of persons
who produce such products in the
original slate or condition of prepar
ation for sale," MiMullan ruled.
"I'nder Ibis provision the sale of
tobacco by farmers mi tlie warehouse
floors llirougboiil North urolma is
totally exempt from the sales tax,
In >lb wholesale and retail
Sale of coltou anil tobacc by other
llian the producers will lie onsidei'ed
a wholesale sale, McMullan said, and
the wholesale rale of $1 on each $2,50(1
sale will lie levied, with the minimum
being $12.5(1 for each six months
Ji 11• i A. Manning is confined to his
home with a back injury, suffered
while unloading peanuts recently.
WHERE THEY PLAY
FRIDAY, AUGUST U
Elizabeth City at Williamston.
Colerain at Windsor.
Edenton at Ahoskie.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15
Windsor at Williamtton.
Colerain at Ahoakie.
Elizabeth City at Edenton.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16
Williamston at Windsor.
Ahoakie at Colerain.
Edenton at Elizabeth City.
[ CLUB STANDINGS j
Team W L Pet.
Elizazheth City 9 6 .»00
Williamston 8 6 .571
Altoskie 8 6 .571
Jideiiluii 6 7 .462
Colerain '» 9 .400
Windsor 5 8 .385
f RESULTS 1
j■ . .
Tuesday, August 8
Williamston 6, Colerain 3;
Ahoskie 5, Elizabzeth City 2.
Edenton 5,' Windsor 4.
Williamston 8, Colerain 7.
Ahoskie 12, Elizabeth City, 9.
Edenton 12, Windsor 7.
Thursday, Auguat 10
Elizabzeth City 3, Williamston 2.
Edenton 6, Ahoskie 2.
Colerain 7, Windsor 3.
Watch th« Lab«l Oa Tow
Paper A« It CarrlM th« Data
Whan Your Subscription Espiras
TOTAL OF 37,203
GIVEN IN DRIVE
Cost of Campaign To This
County Estimated To
Nearly twelve thousand five hundred
people received free immunization
in the recent campaign conducted in
this county against typhoid fever and
diphtheria, it was learned this week.
The drive against the fever reached
every nook and corner in tha couaty
atul rich, poor, white, and colored
took advantage of the free immuniza
tion in the greatest numbers ever re
corded in a similar undertaking in this
county. More than one-half the en
tire county population reported for
The campaign against typhoid and
diptlieria cost the county in the neigh
borhood of S4,(KX), including services
of the several doctors in the county
and the diphtheria vaccine. The State
paid for the typhoid vaccine and prior
to this year it paid for diphtheria -v»--'
No accurate records are available,
but it is understood that approximate
ly 5,000 people were Kiveu free im
munization against typhoid in this
county during tlie campaign conduct
ed three years ago.
Few cases of the fever have been
reported in the county since the health
authorities started campaigns against
it, and still fewer cases are expected
during the next three years as a re-
Milt of the extensive drive recently
ended in the county.
According to reports received from
the several doctors 37,203 doses of the
anti-typhoid and diphtheria vaccine
were given. Ihe following is a rough
estimate of the division of subjects as
race and districts:
White Col. Total
Gold Point 1,303 741 2,044
J I'arniele 125 131 256
HasseJl 217 217 434
Hamilton 287 176 463
Jamesville 786 531 1,317
Oak City 800 500 1,300
Williamston 1,230 1,095 2,325
j Smith wicks Creek 124 55 17V
I.illey's Hall 175 48 22J
Sandy Kidge and
Farm Life 8(H) 300 1,100
Bear Grass 750 350 1,100
I Kveretts and Cross
Koads >oo 530 1,430
Macedonia 170 70 230
Totals 7,666 4,734 12,410
I he campaign had its stories, includ
j ing some ftinny and some pathetic.
Over a! Sand.x Kidge, several colored
i persons took four shots before they
learned that three were sufficient.
V\ bile those few "stuck it out" to the
bitter end, .there were several hun
dred who took the hrM dose and quit.
I here was complaining about sore
arms and the effects of the vaccine,
but no one came near dying. A col
ored boy, already a typhoid victim,
took one dose and that aggravated
his case. He recovered. Parents vis
ited the dispensaries with from one
to a dozen children and waited their
turn, while many were too high-strung
to wait and wanted individual atten
tion free, • \ .
j And while the campaign had its un
j desirable features, health authorities
! declare it was the most constructive
health drive ever undertaken in this
section of the state.
CLEANER CITY IS
ASKED BY MAYOR
(Owners Are Urged To Cut
Down Weeds On AH
Mayor John L. Hassell is address
ing an urgent appeal to property own
ers liere asking for their cooperation
lin a drive for a cleaner town. He cites
i' the ordinance requiring owners to keep
: weeds cut down on vacant lots and
in a sanitary condition. No mention
of the SSO fine and imprisonment pro
vided for violators was made by the
Numerous rains have aided the
growth of weeds and grass here re
cently and gnats and mosquitoes are
breeding in many places by the mil
lions. While the mosquitoes are not
very bad or no worse than usual, the
gnats have proved to be a great nuis
ance this season.
The town is keeping weeda cut down
on the streets, but it is up to the prop
erty owners to care for their vacant
lota as well as their residential prem
ises. It it hoped the owners will co
operate in the movement.