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VOLUME XXXVI—NUMBER 60
RECORDS BROKEN BY MARKET
Approximately 1,250,000 Pounds Sold Here This Week
HERE NEXT WEEK
Mann To Speak at Court-
House Here Wednesday
Martin County cotton growers will
meet in the courthouse here Wednes
day morning, October 4, at 11 o'clock,
for a discussion of the cotton situa
tion and outlook, with M. G. Mann,
of Raleigh, secretary-treasurer of the
North Carolina Cotton Growers Co
operative Association, as the principal
The price outlook, agricultural ad
justment act and its effect on the cot
ton farmer, the condition of the crop
in the state, nation, and world —these
and other topics will be discussed by
"The increase in the price of things
that the farmer has to buy means that
present-day prices of cotton will not
leave him as much money as he had
last year on six-cent cotton," said
Mr Mann, in a letter which has been
mailed to all seed and crop loan bor
rowers in Martin County.
"Cotton," Mr. Mann said, "is selling i
far too cheap, and there is every pros-!
pect for an advance in the market, and
not a single bale should be sold at
At the meeting here, one of a series'
of 38 being held in the main cottou
counties of the state, Mr. Mann will
explain "how the cotton cooperative
can assist all cotton growers in the
holding of their cotton, thereby en
abling them to benefit by any advance
in pr».-e." -
THEFT OF GAS
Claude Manning, Raleigh
Coburn Released Under
Bond SIOO Each
Claude Manning and Raleigh Co
burn, white, were arrested in Hassell
last Wednesday afternoon by Officer
J. B. Barfield (or ordering gasoline
put into their car and then driving
away without paying for it. Unable
to raise bond in the sum of SIOO re
quired by Justice of the Peace Claude
Nelson at a hearing held in Hassell
the two men were placed in the coun
ty jail to await trial in the recorder's
court here next Tuesday.
Several days ago the two men went
to Dail's filling station in Hassell and
ordered five gallons of gasoline. They
are then said to have ordered cigar
ettes, and while the filling station own
er went to get the tobacco the men
drove away without paying for the
A few days later the two men went
to Baker's filling station, near Ever
etts, and got away with seven gallons
of gasoline. They will be given a
preliminary hearing here some time
today in connection with that raid.
Wednesday afternoon the alleged
thieves ventured into the Hassell sec
tion and were recognized by the fill
ing station owner ilrere. Officer Bar
field was called and he placed them
Manning, about 30 years of age, is
■ resident of Halifax County. Coburn,
about 18 years of age, lives near the
old Mobley mill on the Hamilton
road, not to far from here.
Rally Day Sunday In the
' Presbyterian Churches
Sunday, October 1, 1933:
"The Church with an Open Door."
The usual services will be held at
Williamston, Bear Grass, Roberson's
Chapel, Ballard's Earm, and the
prison camp Sunday. Rally Day will
be observed at all places—the offer
ings going to help Mission Sunday
A series of evangelistic services
will begin at Roberson's Chapel Thurs
day night, October 5, at 7:30 p. m.,
Rev. M. O. Sommers, of Clinton, will
bring the messages.
There will be a song service at
Bear Grass tonight at 7:30 p. m., in
preparation for the coming revival
there, which begins o:tober 16th.
Rev. T. O. Hickman, of Bear Grass,
will lead the singing.
It is hoped that all members will
be present Sunday to take part in the
Quarterly Communion Service
Hugh G. Horton
Manning To B
HAPPY MAN )I
Averaging 26 centa a pound for
hit tobacco aold on the local mar
ket last Tuesday afternoon, W.
Henry Rogers, highly respected
colored fanner living near here, ad
mitted soon thereafter that he was
a very happy man. Rogers radiat
ed good cheer to those he talked
with so great was his own happi
ness. He said he had about 4,000
more pounds as good at home, and
he was praying it would sell as
well as that he aold this week.
SOUND TOPIC AT
Expect To Secure Loan
From Government for
Prospects for the construction of a
bridge across the AH>emarle Sound,
connecting the counties of Hyde and
Tyrrell with Pasquotank, were said
to be very favorable following a meet
ing of the central committee of the
Pamlico-Alhemarle Road Association
field in the offices of the Kastern
Bond and Mortgage Company here
The committee was completing
plans yesterday to secure a loan from
the Federal Public Works Commis
sion for the construction of the bridge.
The amount of the proposed loan was
not mentioned. Hon. C. W. Tatem,
of Columbia, was made permanent
chairman of the road organization, and
Mr G. C. Meads, of Elizabeth City,
was chosen as permanent secretary.
During their meeting here the rep
resentatives were in communication
with Mr. E. B. Jeffreys, chairman of
the State Highway and Public Works
Commission, Raleigh, and members
of the committee were said to be very
well pleased with the prospects for
.The bridge, il constructed, will serve
as a connecting link in the State High
way system for the towns of Swan
Uuarter, Knglehard, Fairfield, and Co*
lumbia with Elizabeth City, effecting
a route shorter by about 96 miles from
the lower counties to Norfolk.
Messrs. Oliver F. Gilbert, W. T.
Culpepper, Buxton White, G. C.
Meads, W. L. Cahoon, and Fred Mark
ham, of Elizabeth City; C. W. Tatem
and W. S. Carraway, of Columbia;
W. W. Watson, of Lake Landing; and
Carter Studdert, of Swan Quarter, at
tended the meeting, which lasted »
greater part of yesterday.
Oak City Nine Wins from
Locals by 11 To 8 Score
Oak City's baseball club defeated
the local nine on the high school dai
mond here Wednesday afternoon by
a score of II to 8. Rev. Z. T. Piep
hoff was liberal with his hits, and his
team mates were liberal with their
errors. The game was arranged with
*lhe hope of raising funds for financ
ing the football team here, hut the
Methodists Announce Their
Schedule Sunday Services
C. T. Rogers, pastor.
Sunday school, 9:45 a. m.
Church services, 11 and 7:30 p. m.
Epworth League, Monday, 7:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to meet
with us in all of our services.
Sunday school, 10 a. m.
Church services, 3:30 p. m.
Epworth Leaguefi Friday, 7:30 p. m
Return from Raleigh
Mrs. -Clayton Moore and Mrs. C,
A. Harrison have returned from
Raleigh where they chaperoned their
daughters, Misses Jane Moore and
Rebekah Harrison at the debutante
ball last week-end. Miss Moore had
as her escort, J. H. Ssunders, jr., of
Williamston, and Miss Harrison was
with Dr. R. S. Anderson, of Rocky
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina.' Friday, September 29, 1933
RIVAL CAMPS FIX
PLANS FOR WET
Little Interest Is Shown So
Far In the November
Preliminary arrangements for the
wet-dry election in the county the
7th of November were made this week
when the opposing factions more or
less secretly advanced the names of
their candidates for delegates to the
State convention. So far, no great
interest has broke forth in connection
with the election, and present indica
tions point to no large vote in this
The wets naming Hugh G. Horton
as their man the early part of this
week have already assured his can
didacy. According to last reports,
round 4MI signatures had been added
to the paper advancing the-attorney's
candidacy. Judging from the ready
support given liiin, the wets are not
likely to mention another candidate.
Only 2 per cent of the total vote for
governor in I lie last election is nec
essary to place the name of a candi
date on the ballot, provided there arc
no opposing candidates. In that case
the candidate with the greatest nuni
her.of petitioners is declared the nom
At a public meeting held in the
ci urthouse here last night, the drys
named W. C. Manning as their can
didate, anil petitions are being circu
lated toilay in several sections of the
county in behalf ofTiis candidacy.
As far as it could be learned today
no active campaign has been planned
by either the drys or wets in this
county, leaving the people to vote as
they so desire.
LADIES TO PLAY
Line-ups For The Unusual
Athletic Event Tuesday
Two marked events in the annals
of baseball are scheduled next Tues
day, when the National and Ameri
can League title winners play in New
York and when the married ladie
play the single ladies of the town on
the high school diamond here at 4
o'clock. And it is forecast that as
many will see the game here—in pro
portion, of course.
With two players available for each
position, and a few substitutes in ad
dition thereto, an unusual game is
predicted. Pete Fowden has been
hired to umpire, and it goes without
'aying that the single folks have the
advantage, umpiringly speaking.
Funds created from the small ad
mission fee of 5 and 15 cents will be
used in the purchase of equipment
badly needed in the grammar grade
Single women: Pitchers, Lela Roe
buck and Katherine Hardison;
catchers, Mary Carstarphen and "Sis
ter" Gaylord; first base, Trulah W.
Page and Elsie Andrews; second base,
Eva Harrison and Miriam Courtney;
third base, Katherine Harrison and
Nell Harrison; right field, Estelle
Crawford and Bessye Harrell; left
field, Miss Allen and Ruth Roberson;
short stop, Blanche Harrison and
Martha Anderson; center field, Edith
Peele and Josephine Harrison.
Married women: ' Pitchers, Mrs.
Wagner and -Mrs. Joe I).
catchers, Mrs. Piephoff and Mrs. Ira
Harrison; first base, Mrs. Cunning
ham and Mrs. J. W, Watts; second
base, Mrs. Anderton and Mrs. Bran:
don; third base, Mrs. J. A. Manning
and Mrs. Bob Everett; right field,
Mrs. Roger Critcher and Mrs. Jim
mie Harrison; left field, Mrs. Lcman
Barnhill and Mrs. C. B. Clark; short
stop, Mrs. Tioodmon and Mrs. Jack
Erank; center field, Mrs. James Man
ning and Mrs. Calvin McKeel. Sub
stitutes: Mrs. Cone, Mrs. Clayton
Moore, Mrs. Warren Biggs, and Mrs.
TERM IS CLOSED
Large Number of Cases
Heard; Calendar Not
The September term of Martin Coun
ty Superior Court, lieltl for the trial
of criminal, and civil cases, was
brought to a close here yesterday
morning. While Judge M. V. Barn
liilie did not clear the docket he heard
a comparatively large number of cases
during the eight and one-half days
the tribunal was in session.
As a whole the court attracted less
interest than any term held here in
many months. The criminal docket
was completed during the first two
days, and after that only a few spec
tators were present for the proceed
ings with the exception of the Coch
ran Mcßrayer case.
l'rocecdings not previously report
ed are as follows:
A judgment in the sum of $35 was
given G. L. Taylor in his case gainst
J. S. I'eel, the court taxing the de
fendant with the cost.
Hubert Roberson was given a S7O
judgment against Morris and Cherry,
hut the court allowed the defendants
a counter claim for a like amount, The
defandauts were taxed with the costs.
A judgment was given favoring the
defendant in the case of Louis Rog- j
crson against the Kalcigh Granite
Company, the defendant recovering i
the costs. An appeal was noted.
T. M. Moore was granted a judg
ment of SSO in his case against Char
The Standard Fertilizer Company
was granted a judgment in the sum
of $370.26 in the case against II C. 1
A mistrial was ordered in the case
•if Taylor against liadley.
Judgment was awarded Hen 'Har
ris in the case against l.ex Everett.
The case of Walter Bailey against
insurance company was settled, the
company paying the cost.
Judgments were awarded the Stan
dard Fertilizer Company in its cases
against J K. McKeithan and others;
H. T. Cannon, Noah IVel, Anthony,
T. H. Wilson, R. L. Lucas, Grimsley,
L. C. Burnel, and J. J. Braxton.
A verdict favoring the defendant
was given in the case of Harrison
Brothers vs. Plum Williams.
Judgment was given plaintiff J. S.
Ayers against J. A. Warren.
The cane of W. F. Carraway against
Western Union was settled, the plain
tiff paying the cost.
Judgment was awarded Mrs. Sudie
Stalls against W. A. Perry.
Judgment was given D. K. Darden
in the case against Mally Spent e.
R. J. Kderer Net and Twine I oin
pany was given a judgment against
J. M. and H. S. Hassell.
School Girl Fatally Hurt
On Washington Highway
Etna Mae Ferry, 10-year-old school
C.irl of Beaufort County, was run
down and fatally hurt by an automo
bile on the Williamston-W'a-fiingt'iii
Highway, near Halts' Cross 'loads,
last Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Kli/.a
beth Meek ins, of Elizabeth ' 'City,
driver of the death car, was placed in
jail at Washington, but was later re
leased under a SSOO bond.
The young girl, daughter of Elmer
Ferry and wife, residents of the
Hatts Cross Roads section, was fatal
ly hurt after she alighted front a
school bus and started across the
Two Services at the Church
of the Advent Here Sunday
There will he (wo services at the
Church of tht! Advent this Sunday.
Note that the evening hour will be
7:30 o'clock.,. The subject 7>i the ser
mon at the morning hour will be:
"New Religious Adventure." At the
evening ..hour the subject will be: "The
The choir is reminded of the prac
tice Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock.
The members of. the Women's Aux
iliary are reminded to bring their
United Thank Offering this Sunday.
Service at the mission near Bear
Grass will be at 4 p. m.
Messrs. Sylvc ,ter Heel and Sam I.il
ley, of Griffins, were business visitor*
here this week.
Official Figures Not Available
But Average Betw
FEW MATTERS TO
BE TAKEN UP BY
Poor Relief Will Soon Be
Turned Entirely Over to
The selection of a jury for the two
weeks term of Martin County Super
ior Court convening the third Mon
day in Novetuber is about the only
duty scheduled for the county hoard
>f commissioners at their regular
meeting next Monday, Routine mat
ters will be handled during the day,
and it is possible that other matters
will be discussed,at the meeting.
Arrangements are about complete
for transferring the county pauper list
from the board to the county relief
office, thereby lifting somewhat of a
burden from the board members. The
county authorities will work in COII
junction with the relief office in main
taining the list, hill the accounts will
be supported from strictly county
funds, it is understood. The Federal
relief Itiml will provide a proportional
amount to that raised and distributed
hi the county.
Ihe relief office is making a sur
vi') of those receiving aid, an.il in
nearly every case the amount allowed
i~. far from sufficient to relieve the
sintering union)', the needy. Just about
the tune weltare workers reached one
home tins week to make an investi-
gation, one of the relief subjects died
under pathetic conditions. Willi no
otilei clothes whatever, and with hard
ly enough sleeping garments the mi
fortunate passed away.
I liefe are 110 names on the indigent
list at llie present time, costing the
county approximately $2(i5.7S a month.
And while the amount counts up over
a period of mouths, it is as little as
a civilized people Van provide fur so
many who arc, in many eases, entire
ly 1 |1111«• 111 ii|>>n Ihc imager montli
ly offering Probably a few names
will be removed from the list during
the next few days, and a few will like
ly br added Whatever I lie variations
are in the list, it is certain that the
poor will always be with lis, regard
less of what tobacco sells fur.
YOUNG GIRL DIES
Funeral Services Held Last
Wednesday for Miss
I.aura Hoyt Roberson, young (laugh
t'T of Mr. I'.li II koherson, died last
Tuesday afternoon at Hatts I'rols
Roads, just beyond the Martin Beau
fort boundary line. She had been in
ill health for some time,-death fol
low a complication of causes. Miss
Roberson, 22 years old, was injured
in an automobile accident near her
home about a year ago, and since
that time she had been confined to
I'uniral services were conducted by
her pastor, Rev. Burroughs, assisted
by Rev. Saunders, Wednesday after
noon )it 2:30 o'clock. Interment fol
lowed in the lice Burial Ground in
Griffins Township, this county.
Besides her father, she is survived
l>y six sisters, Mrs. Redden Legist,
Mrs. Frank I.illey, Mrs Mark Stalls,
and Miss Mattie Lou Kobe moil, all of
Will jams ton; Mr*. Carrie Roberson, of
I."S Alleles, ralif; and Mrs Ollie
Duncan, of Jacksonville, Fla. "
Underwriters Check Up
On Fire Equipment Here
Representatives of the Southeastern
Fire Underwriter* made a thorough
te't of the town's fire fighting apa
ratus here Wednesday afternoon, and
as far as it could be learned, the
erjuipmmt measured »up to or above
standard witlj, tbc_exception o' several
links of hose. One link of hose gave
way under 200 pound* of pressure,
but 1,500 feet were found in satisfac
I ORDERLY SELLING
With markets throughout the
belt blocked, State official* ad
dressed a plea to farmers today
for orderly marketing of tobacco.
Dean I. O. Schauh, of State
College, under whose direction the
reduction movement was handled,
forwarded the following telegram
to County Agent T. B. Brandon
"Blocked sales on all markets
are resulting in much damage to
tobacco, and consequently lowtr
prices. Do everything in your
power to encourage farmers to
hold crop off market next few
Mr. Schaub added, "undoubtedly
more orderly marketing of the
crop will aid Washington in de
veloping more satisfactory agree
JIM NOAH BIGGS
Highly Respected Farmer
Of Near Here Victim of
James Noah Biggs, highly respect
ed fanner, died at his home near here
>ii the old (ireenville road Tuesday
evening at M:J(I o'clock following a
stroke of paralysis suffered a few
hours before, lie had been in de
dining health for several years, hut
was able to look alter his farm Dur
ing I uesday afternoon he went into
one >f Ins cotton fields Returning to
the house, he lold Mrs. lliggs that his
head was hurting liiiu, and a short
while thereafter he suffered Hie stroke.
Mr. Biggs, 71 years old, was a sue
cessful farmer. From an humble be
ginning and by the sweat of bis hrow
he developed a small farm. During
that time he proved himself a friend
to man. He was a member of the
liethany . Holiness church.
Mrs. lliggs survives him. They had
no children, but be and bis wife had
reared several orphans.
Funeral services were conducted
afternoon at 2:30 by Kev. Joe F.lks,
and burial was in the liowen grave
yard, not so far from the home ,
Program of Services
At Baptist Church
Morning and evening church serv
ices will be held at the ilaptist church
Sunday. The evening service begins
at 7:30 o'clock, thus necessitating the
B. Y. I'. U. meetings at 6:30 o'clock.
At the Sunday morning worship
service, the clerk is to read the report
of this church which it will send up to.
the association at Greenville on Tues
day and Wednesday, October 10 arid
11. And all departments of the churjch
should gel their reports to Mr. tjet
singer at once.
The junior and intermediate B. Y.
P/ U. organizations were reorganized
last Sunday night, and at their meet
ing this Sunday evening at 6:30 there
should be many of the young people
present. I.et us make Sunday a good
•lay for this church. People newly
Come into the community are espec
Margolis Store To Open 1
Saturday 6 O'clock P. M.
_ln observance of Yom Kippur,
Jewish Day of Atonemept, the local
store of Margolin Brothers' will T>e
closed tomorrow until 6 o'clock p. in
The store will open promptly at 6 o'
' clock, the owners said.
Dr. Tucker To Hold
Revival in Windsor t
Kev. K. ( . Kolb, pastor of the
Cashie Baptist church at Windsor, an-,
(■ounces the beginning of a meeting
in hiK church Sunday night at 7:30
by Dr. J. Powell Tucker, of Raleigh.'
The meeting will continue through
Friday night, October 6, with services
at 3:30 and 7:30 each day.
•I ooouo MOT
|OF SALE LOOKED
FOR NEXT WEEK
Home Companies Expected
To Sign Price Raising
I Selling approximately one and one
' |uarter millions of pounds of tobacco,
jtlie Williamston tobacco market this
| week broke all 'records Warehouses
| have been blocked here every day this
j week, the market selling on an aver
] .iKe about 250,000 pounds daily. While
j accurate (inure* are not available at
| this time for the week, it is estiniat
led that the average will be between
| II and 12 cents a pound, or about 1
j 'enl a pound higher than the prices
received before the holiday went into
The market will probably clear
I the block late this afternoon, and it
is understood that shorter selling per
j iods will be in effect next week
throughout the belt (ilutted markets
this week have just about over-run
the factories, and it has been unoffic
ially announced that the companies
will have their representatives fol
low the sales only about 5 hours dur
i ■ ik each day.
While pi ues tor better grades are
higher, the lower grades are selling
for about the same money as before
the holiday was declared. The price
is far below the 17-cent parity level,
indicating that tobacco is cheap How
ever, there are. several factors that are
believed to be depressing the price.
I.arge quantities of damaged tobacco
iiave beert placed on the floors this
week, anil the marketing has been
anything hut orderly. Once the dam
aged tobacco is cleared and orderly
marketing is effected, it is believed that
prices will show a decided improve
While some markets have made fav
orable reports, it is honestly believed
that dissatisfaction is prevalent
throughout the belt The government
continues its efforts to effect a price
iaisi_ng agreement, and it is generally
agreed that something- will be done to
put the parity price into effect Just
how it will he done, no one definitely
knows in these parts just now. The
companies are expected to sign the
agreement al any time, according to
reports reaching here this morning.
Tom Wells Dies at Home
In Poplar Point Township
Tom W. Wells, age 53, died at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Clifton
Baker, in Poplar Point Township last
1 Tuesday following a stroke Of paraly
sis. He had been in feeble health for
He is survived by his wife and one
"on, Willie Wells, and one daughter.
Hi' was buried in the family plot
|jn a cemetery on the Tyner Road
afternoon. Rev. C. T.
' Rogers, pastor of the local Methodist
I church, conducting the last rites.
University Plans Extension
Course for Martin Teachers
* Dr George Howard, of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, is planning
to conduct an extension course for
teachers in this section, beginning
next week. The course, "Adminis
trative Problems for Classroom Teach
ers," may be taken for either certifi
fcate or graduate credit The first
meeting of teachers who are interest
ed in the course is scheduled for Tues
day, October 3, at 7:15 p. m, in the
Williamston High School building. A
tuition charge of $7.50 per semetter
will be made.
Circus Disappointing To
Large Numbers Here
The one-elephant circus;- World
Brothers' "Greater Shows", proved
disappointing to large crowds here
yesterday afternoon and evening.
With the exception of one or two un
usual acts, the circus was considered
a flop .But the admission price was
small, and the greatest loss was the
time one spent under the canvas top.