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VOLUME XXXVII?NUMBER 46 Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, August 7, 1934 ESTABLISHED 1898
IN LEAGUE RACE
Winning Streak Carries Lo
cal Club To Four Games
Winning five games in a row, Wfl
liamston's baseball team started a
healthy climb toward leadership in
the last half of play in the Albemarle
League. The Martins are only four
games behind the leaders, and are
only two games behind Plymouth,
holders of second rung position.
Last Friday the Martins all but
batted away the Plymouth Rocks,
winning 12 to 2 on 21 1*H?, a record
for^thc season.?Herring, five times
at bat, got five hits. Earp and Uizle
got four each.
Sunday, the Martins lost to New
Bern 2 to 0, both teams, with six hits,
competing for honors at the bat.
Yesterday, Cherry pitched a master
game for the locals over Ahoskie,
winning 7 to 0. He struck out 8
men, allowed five scattered hits and
did not walk a man. The Martins
tnnrhrd?Davis?for 11 hits, Taylor
leading with a triple and two doubles.
Goodmon drew two walks and made a
triple and a single. Earp made a
triple and single.
At a league meeting held in Wind
sor last night, Plymouth was ad- f
vanced a notch in the standing (
column when it was given a tie game j
with Elizabeth City. All protests '
were smoothed out* I
Yesterday's box score:
Ahoskie AB R H PO A K
Wntnhle, ?h ..... 4 0 0 2 5 0 1
H. Smith, ss 4 0 T 4 1 0
Bradley, cf .? 4 0 0 2 0 0
A. Taylor,-3b *3 ft ? A X ft
Stark, If 3 0 0 3 0 0
C. Smith, rf . _ 4 0 0 2 0 0
DcBerry, lb N 4 () 1 8 0 0 I
Out land, c 3 0 0 3 0 1
Davis, p 3 0 10 1
Totals 29 0 5 24 10 1
/illkmaton AB R H PO A E
Gay lord. If
Herring, If ......
Uzzle, c ....
E. Taylor, lb
Totals 34 7 11 27 12 2 1
Score by innings: R
Ahoskie 000 000 000?0 |
William- ton 000 104 07v?7 ?
Summary: Runs batted in, Good
tnhn fZ). Cherry 12). Herring (>)r-Twe
base hits, A. Taylor, DeBerry, Brake,
E. Taylor (2), Herring. Three-base
hits, Earp, Goodmon, Brogden, E.
Taylor. Sacrifice hit, Stark. Left on
bases, Ahoskie 7, Willianiston 10.
Struck out bja^herry 8, by Davis 3.
Base on balls off Cherry 0, off Davis
5. Time, 1:50. Umpires, Frazier and
AT MT. GOULD
Sales Supervisor Finds Ber
tie -Folks Very Favorable
To Local Markets
By R. W. McFARLAND
The farmers' annual picnic
Gould the other day was a delightful 1
?affair.?While llic bulk of the people
there were from Bertie County, yet
there was quite a sprinkling of people
frnm hiring. counties. I don't
know what you people of William lion
have done to that section of Bertie,
but you have certainly done some
thing to make them very fond of you.
They like to sell tobacco in Wil
liamston and to trade in Williams
ton. The crop of tobacco in the
Mount Gould section is a little later
than it is In Martin County, but un
less something happens to it, it's go
ing to be a very good crop of tobacco
with plenty of color.
Everything now points to fair
prices for tobacco this season. While
the type of tobacco grown in Georgia
is more like that of the middle belt,
in that it possesses lots of "body,''
yet it all is classed as cigarette and
pipe tobacco and that's the kind of
tobacco raised in Eastern North Caro
lina and the kind that's in demand,
for gone are the days of chewing to
bacco. In this section of North Caro
lina a type of cigarette tobacco is
raised unexcelled anywhere. It will
be sought eagerly by the manufac
turers of cigarettes at home and j
abroad. All of these manufacturers,
will have their represntatives upon the
Williamston market. We know this, J
The warehousemen are predicting
ten million pounds of tobacco for
Williamston this season. But they
are a little wrong. They haven't al
lowed for a shortage of the crop; so
make it about eight, boys, and you
will be nearer the mark.
1*1 ym oath ?
Tax Rate for Town
Same As Last Year
WHERE THEY PLAY
TUESDAY, AUGUST 7?h
Williams ton at Ahoakie.
Edenton at Plymouth.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST Sth
Edenton at Williams ton.
Ahoskie at Plymouth
THURSDAY, AUGUST Sth
Plymouth at Ahoskie.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th
Plymouth at Williams ton.
Ahoakie at Edenton.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th
Williams ton at Plymouth.
Edenton at Ahoakie.
CON LANIER TO
SPEAK ON CODE
Annual Celebration Will Be
Held Tomorrow Auspices
Hon. J. Con Lanier, administrator
of the tobacco code, will speak at the
second annual celebration at Eden
house Beach Wednesday, August 8th,
to the people oftlfc Roanoke-Chowan
section, in order to explain to the to
bacco growers of that section the de
tails of the new tobacco law. This
program is being held under the aus
pices of the Eastern Carolina Cham
ber- uf .-Commerce, and the message
that Mr. Lanier will bring to the peo
ple of that section will be more than
usual interest in view of the fact
that the Kerr-Smith tobacco bill
brings about a complete change in the
way of selling tobacco this fall. Up
to now the tobacco farmers have had
only a rather indefinite idea os to
what they are expected to do. It is
thi I. .j. ..f
that a large crowd of tobacco, grow
ers will avail themselves of the op
portunity to hear Mr. Lanier. He will
speak at 3:30 in the afternoon. ""
Other features of the program will
be swimming and' diving contests,
bathing beauty show, other speakers,
and an afternoon of music furnished
by Paul Jones' orchestra of Rocky
mount. Judge Francis I). Winston
will crown the winner hi the bathing
beauty show at -8~~o'<.,:l<?;k.? Senate J^
A. Pritchett of Windsor will be mas
ter r>f ceremonies. Secretary N. G.
Bartlett will have active charge of the
program. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Bell,
owners and operators of the beach,
are making extensive plans
NO NEW BANK
Bank Commissioner Says \
Enterprise Erred In
No late developments have taken
place in connection with the pro
posed opening of a bank here by the
Greenville Banking and Trust Com
pany, it was learned here today. A
petition, carrying representative sig
naturea,?t*?now?before the -Sfte
Banking Department for considera
tion, and the matter has been carried
before Reconstruction Finance Cor
poration-oTFicTaTs" Th Charlotte and |
Washington, D, C., it is understood, i
and some definite decision is expected j
within the next few days.
According to information received
here last Saturday from the com
missioner of banks, this paper erred
in its reports carried last Tuesday in
connection with the proposed locat
ing of a bank here.
Commissioner of Banks Gurncy P.
Hood in a letter to the editor, states:
"We have just received a clipping
from your paper of July 31st. The
information you received was in er
ror. We have not authorized the
Greenville Banking and Trust Com
pany, Greenville, N. C., to open a
branch in Wiljiamston. We have not
expressed the Opinion that a branch
of the Greenville Bank would be ap
proved by the Reconstruction Finance
"In our opinion, one of the contri
buting causes of a large number of
bank failures in our State in the past
seven years has been the fact that
banks were permitted to open in com
munities where they were not need
ed, or where it was impossible for
them to succeed.
"Before we authorize another bank
for Williamston it must be clearly
shown that the bank is needed and
will be assured of operating at a pro
fit. Unless a bank can operate at a
profit, it cannot be successful."
In correcting the statements carried
in this paper's report last Tuesday,
the bank commissioner explains that
any petition for a new bank must be
studied closely, and it is understood
that the petition for a new bank here
is now being given consideration by
the state banking authorities.
ON THE HUNDRED
Debt Service Is Increased,
Thus Preventing De
Williamston's tax rate was ap
proved by the Town Council at $2.70
on the $100 valuation at a meeting nf
that body last evening, the levy re
maining unchanged from the current
year recently ended. A reduction Tir
the rate forseen by an increased prop
erty valuation was slightly more than
offset by an increase in debt service,
the budget prepared by Treasurer N.
C. Green shows. Budget estimates
propose a total expenditure of ap
proximately $76,507.43 during the cur
rent fiscal year, that amount includ
ing every item of expense made un
usually large by debt service which
accounts for more than two-thirds of
the budget figures.
Bond and coupon holders have
claims to $58,349.43 this year as com
pared with $57,132.86 last year. In
terest is the big item, running as
high as $29,805.00. The authorities
propose to raise approximately $30,
638.97 by . general taxation, which
amount hardly more than offsets the '
interest charges, not to mention the
buud principal*. The remaining
amount is collected from other
sources, including water sales, rents,
back taxes and street assessments.
No direct comparison of amounts rais
red?by general taxation is available
just at this time as corporate excess
and a few other items have not been
verified by the State.
Expenses in the several depart
t?ame scale in effect last year. The
street department, the most costly of
any, will renuire, it ii rgtimatrd, $1,
480, about two-thirds of, which goes
The water department, with expen
ditures estimated at $4,344, is next in
line, but it reports revenue figured at
General administration, covering a
multitude of items such as ink, tele
pHone, salaries, vital statistics, pau
per burials, repairs and so on, calls
hundred dollars less than the amount
actually spent during the past year.
The police department is scheduled
to operate on $3,485, the amount rep
resenting, in the main, salaries of the
three officers. ??
! Fire protection will cost, it is es
timated, $1,119 during the next 12
months, or about $240 less than the
^expenditures during the last fiscal
That there might he an equal pat
ronage accorded the several oil com
nanifs lnrafrrl hrrr a towii cQunc
committee recommended the town
spend around $125 for equipment to
get gasoline at tank-wagon prices. It
was first considered having town
owned vehicles serviced direct from
the filling stations but the increased
price over wholesale figures was con
too gr**t The question, con
sidered a minor ona since the town
uses on an average of not more than
50 gallons of gasoline a week, has
been hanging fire for some time.
A drainage project on lower
Church street was discussed and the
mayor was directed to make an in
vestigation in an effort to remedy the
situation described as bad by adjoin
ing property ownera
Everetts Baseball Nine
Loses To Kinston Club
Everetts lost an interesting base
ball contest 5 to 0 to Kinston'a
Chesterfield Dodgers at Kinston last
Sunday. Stalls and Gurganus work
ed on the mound for the Martin
boys, and were advancing on equal
terms until the sixth when errors un
nerved them and the Dodgers made
Thursday, the Everetts boys play a
crack team from Pike Road, Pitt
County, at Everetts. Saturday they
are scheduled to play Greenville's
municipal team at Everetts. The
Kinston Dodgers will return the last
Sunday game Sunday.
Unanimous approval of the Bank
head and Kerr crop control yts was
expressed by farmers attending the
annual farm and home week exercises
at State College last week.
Judge Barnhill Sustains In
junction In Rocky Mount
An injunction restraining County
Tax Collector C. B. Roebuck from
advertising delinquent taxes this
week for sale the first Monday in
September was sustained by Resi
dent Judge M. V. Barnhill in Rocky
Mount last Friday. Under the terms
of the order, the sheriff will be com
pelled to advertise delinquent taxes
the first week in October for sale the
first Monday in November.
Judge Barnhill warned the petition
ers that this would be his last, em
phatically stating that he would not
consider interferring with the law
governing the advertising and sale of
delinquent taxea next year. He sup
ported his action by pointing out to
the petitioners that the place to set
tle the matter was in the legislature.
He advised those seeking the in
junction to discuss the matter with
their representative in an effort to
have a law created empowering the
county authorities to direct the sale
on June 1 or any time not later than
the first Monday in November of each
Accepting the warning of Judge
Barnhill at its full value, and there is
no reason why it should not be ac
cepted as such, it is now certain that
unless some act is passed in the leg
islature next session governing the
time for tax sales, the county authori
ties will be unable to postpone the
sale as has been the custom during
Since the injunction proceedings
were started a few days back, tax col
Tections have been few and far be
tween, but it is believed that the de
lay will prove profitable to the county
as well as the property owners them
selves in the long run.
A similar' injutwti^^aV gustaffr^f
delaying the advertising and sale of
town taxes for the year 1933.
MRS. G. H. BRYANT |
For Fourteen Years Deceas
ed Had Been Bed-Ridden
Mrs, George H. Bryant died at her
ments Saturday morning at 7:30
Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. E. F. Moselcy from the Church
of the Advent Sunday morning at 9
o'clock, after which the body was
taken to her old home place near
Windsor for interment.
Miss Lena Mizelle, of Windsor,
married George H. Bryant thirty
years ago in Bertie County, where
they lived - until 1930, when they
moved to Williamston.
Although Mrs. Bryant had lived in
Williamston for years, few of our
citizens had the privilege of knowing
her because for fourteen years she had
been a bed-ridden invalid. Although
unable to move limb or body, she was
Several months ago she expressed
desire to become a member of the
Episcopal Church, and she was bap
tized by Mr. Moselcy, rector of the
Church of the Advent, who visited
her often, bringing spiritual and phy
sical comfort. Almost every Sunday
| when Mr. Moselcy was in town he
remembered her with trays laden with
choice delicacies which would appeal
to the appetite of an invalid.
Mrs. Bryant required the attentions
of sonic one constantly, and her hua
band waited on her day and night for |
, It seemed to be with pleasure that
he responded to every call and^to an
ticipate her wants when She was too
feeble to ask for assistance. Every
hour on the hour he left his work
momentarily to administer to the
"Madam" as he affectionately called
her. She left no children.
J. Haywood Jones Sent
To Greenville, S. C.
J. Haywood Jones, district agent
for the Federal Farm Land Bank
with headquarters here for the past
several months, has been transferred
to Greenville, S. C., where he will be
in charge of the cotton garment code
authority for North and South Caro
Friday, August 3 >
.Williamston 12, Plymouth 2.
Edenton 4, Ahoskic 3.
Saturday, uguat 4
Williamston 7, Plymouth 1,
Edenton 9, Ahoskie 6.
Monday, Auguat 6
Williamston 7, Ahoakie 0.
Plymouth 7, Edenton 0.
County Tax Rate Is Reduced
10 Cents on $100 Valuation
More Than 100 a Day Be
ing Prepared In County
The first of the allotment and
master marketing cards are being
distributed to farmers in the county
this week, Mr. Geo. S. Moore having
been issued the first card Monday.
Employees in the county agent's of
fice are preparing the cards at the
rate of more than 100 a day, and no
tices are being mailed directing the
farmers to call tor the cards at the
county office. Growers will have to
sign for the cards which are valued
at one-fourth the tobacco crop. If a
eard is lost, the farmer loses one^
fourth of what he is due to receive
with the card.
Mr. T. B. Slade, directing the land
survey, stated yesterday that the
work would probably be rushed to
completion by the latter part of this
week or early next week, and that
marketing cards would be in the
hands of the farmers before the 23rd
of this month. Growers are asked to
await notification be tore calling for
Reports state that government men
will be located in every warehouse to
aid in the systematic handling of al
lotments cards at' selling titui*.
The following points cover the
handling of marketing and allotment
The Marketing Card
All renters, share-tenants and
share-croppers (if any) should sign
their own tianic ujidcr "Designation of
Trustees" on page 3. _?
IT there is a trustee other than the
producer, such trustee should sign on
page 3, accepting the trust.
The marketing card should be re
turned without the signature of the
producer, to the county office as
quickly as the designation of trustee
can be completed. The card will be
held by the county office until the
crop is sold.
The producer will sign the market
ing card after the entire crop is sold
and at the time he surrenders allot
ment-carder- ? ?
Your attention is called to the fol
lowing statement in Section III of
your marketing card:
"The producer hereby requests that
allotment card* be issued to him in
accordance with the list shown below.
The producer understands ani^ agrees
that if any allotment card should be
lost he will not be entitled a dupli
cate allotment card nor to receive tax
payment warrants covering the to
bacco allotment included on such lost
The allotment card must be pre
sented by the producer or the person
making the sale to the agenf of the
secretary of agriculture of the ware
house office to obtain a tax payment
The tax payment warrant must be
surrendered in payment of the tax to
the warehouse clerk, before the check
covering the sale of tobacco is ob
The following entries will be made
on the allotment card by the agent of (
the secretary when each sale of to
baedti is made.
Under column 2 of the card, quan
tity sold, the number of pounds sold
as shown on the warehouse bill.
Uadsr column 1, unsold allot
ment, the number of pounds which
may be sold on the basis of the par
ticular allotment card after the quan
tity sold is deducted.
Under column 3, the number of the
tax payment warrant covering the sale
of tobacco. ^
When nearly all of the production
allotment has been used you should
determine, before making another sale
of tobacco, that the quantity of to
bacco to be sold is not more than the
After the crop is sold all allotment
cards must be surrendered at the
county office before the adjustment
payments can be approved. All en
tries on allotment cards will be
checked against copies of tax pay
Negro Arrested Here
On Suspicious Conduct
Creating suspicion when he wan
dered around I' wn with a hoy under
hit arm, Arthur Harrison, colored
Jman said to have been from Virginia,
was arretted here yesterday after
noon for investigation. Sheriff Roe
buck learned that the man had stolen
a linen suit and a coat from Lawyer
Arthur Gilliam in Windsor, *nd the
prisoner was turned over to Sheriff
Cooper later in the day.
S. C. MARKETS
Greatly elated by favorable re
port* coming from the Georgia
tobacco opening, farmers in this
section are now looking with in
terest to reports due from the
South Carolina markets Thurs
day ot tlus week, ana with even
greater interest to the opening of
the local markets week after
?Prices continue the
Georgia markets and ar$ averag
ing about twice as much as they
did last season.
BUILDING TO BEi
?-?? - I
Office and Apartment Build
ing to Be Completed
About Oct. 1
A contract has been let for the 1
construction of an office and apart
ment building here, it was learned
from Mrs. Jim Staton, owner, yester
day. The new building will be lo- j
cafed next to the present Tar Heel
Building and will face ! Baltimore 1
Street, it is understood. The lower
floor will house several offices, and I
the second floor will house one apar*t- j
ment, it is understood.
proximately $5,000, will be ready for
occupancy about the first'of Ortober.
J. T. Hardison and Son, contractors
of Washington, were successful bid- '
ders. Work was started' this morn- 1
W. L. Jones Passes Follow
ing Recent Stroke of
W. L. Jones, popular Martin Coun
ty farmer, died at his home in Wil
liamston foWMhift near the?DatrieT
and Staton Mill, last Saturday noon, .
following a stroke of paralysis suffer
ed the Wednesday before. Mr. Jones
had expericneed dec 1 ining health ?for
about two years. His condition took
a turn for the worse about one year
ago when he suffered a light stroke. 1
followed by another four months ago.
~W7riTe lie withstood both attacks, he
wasn't able to work but could get
about the 1 home and farm. Several i
days before he was-taken critically ill, |
he had told friends that lie believed
the end was rinse at hand He had
just finished the evening meal and re
paired to the porch when he was
stricken last Wednesday, never re
The son of the late Dan and Martha
Jones, he was born in Pitt County 58
years ago:?When a young hoy he
moved with his parents to this coun
ty, stilling At nw old rawis mm, and
later moving to Williams Township,
(where he lived for a number of years
before going to his late home.
When a young man he was married :
to Miss Mattie E. Green, wild sur
vives with eleven children. Their1
names arc: John, Marvin, Dan,1
Woodrow, Eustice, all of Williams
ton Township; and Judson, of Wil
liams Township; Mrs. S. 1). Perry,
also of Williams Township; Mrs. L.
C Demiett of Bear Grass; Mrs. A.
D. Griffin, of Griffins Township, and
Misses Annette and Carrie Jones, of
Mr. Jones is remembered for his
friendliness and jovialty, always hav
ing a word of good cheer for every
one. He never enjoyed very many
advantages in life, but what he had
was willingly shared with his family
and friends. -
Besides the immediate members of
his family, he leaves two brothers,
Messrs. Robert and Sam Jones, and
one sister, Mrs. Emma Kiddick, all
He was a member of the Mace
donia Christian church, and Rev.
Warren Davis, pastor, assisted by
Rev. W. B. Harrington, conducted the
last rites at the home Sunday after
noon at 3:15 o'clock. Burial was on
the farm near the home.
Firemen Called Out Third
Time In Less Than Week
A third call in lest, than a week
was answered by the local (ire com
pany at noon today when fire, start
ing from an oil atove threatened the
W. K. Ingram home on Main atreet.
Employeea at the Standard aervice
atation brought the fire under control
with chemicals by the time the town
apparatus reached the scene.
LOWER RATE TO
$1.50 ON HUNDRED
Complete Tax Levy Will
Be Available In Next
Establishing a rate of $1.50, the
Martin County Commissioners in
regular session yesterday effected a
saving to Martin County property
owners of 10 cents on the $100 prop
erty valuation. The rate for the
fiscal period recently ended was $1.60.
While the authorities made a careful
study of the budget, the complete fig
ures?a-fe?M?available jmt at?tirns?
time, hut the Change tl any will hard
ly cause a variation in the rate de
termined at the Monday meeting. A
complete review of the tax levy for
the current fiscal year will he avail*
ablc within the next day or two, it
Aside from their study of the bud
get and determining the $1.50 rate,
the commissioners had a fair!) busy
da^ handling routine matters, includ
ing the selection of jurors for the
next term of superior court.
iProperty of the late 11. W. Stubbs
wa* released frum ail delinquent tax
Maims so that it might he used to de
fray his burial expenses.
A resolution, endorsing the present
system of working the roads by the
State and asking the commission to
labor, was passed.
A duplicate issue of drrmd* valued
at $5,000 and owned by the Wa
chovia Bank and Trust Company, was
ordered, it appearing to the commis
sioners that the original bonds bad
iagjttfa wwnqpg!?jjqm ? - -
I he attention of the chief road* en
gineer for this" district was directed
to that piece of road from Gold Point
to Ha^scUr near the 1).?P, Kohersnn
place, the commissioners asking that
the road be improved.
Arrangements were approved for
entering Weldon Manning in the
Duke hospital for treatment.
A resolution was prepared asking
the representative and ? senators to
pass a law in the next legislature al
lowing the commissioners to fix the
for delinquent tax sales, xilia |
action wus taken following a confer
ence with Judge Barnhill in Rocky
Mount last week. The jurist warned
those seeking the postponement of tax
sales this year that they should appeal
to the legislatuic for relic! in hand
ling the tax sales in the future.
JOHN O'MARY HAS
IN ROCKY MOUNT
Limb Badly Mangled By
Load of Gunshot at
I , .7 ' r?
I John LcRoy O'Mary, young white
jtnan living near Hamilton on the
Williams ton road, was reported to"
l>e getting along as well as could be
expected today in a Kmky Mtnrnt
hospital, where his right arm wa>
amputaed following" a guii?hol InJUry
to the limb the day before. The
muscle of the right arm was torn
away by the gun shot, and the man
lost so much blood before he received
treatment that his Condition was re
garded as critical by hospital doc
Ill Ii u/ay, firfrt ^'?porJFi'iT foat ffig" m?"
was wounded when his brother at
tempted to stop him from entering a
row with two colored persons said to
have been quarreling in front of the
O'Mary home Thursday evening.
Later reports maintain that the two
colored persons were fighting in front
of the home, that u'Mary took hit
gun and ran them down the road.
When they left O'Mary placed his
gun beside the road and followed the
couple a short distance. Returning
he started to pick up the gun and it
His condition is still considered
serious as complications are,jtjibject
to develop, reports from the hospital
Thurston to Play For
Baseball Benefit Dance
In an effort to raise funds for a
needy baseball treasury, the Wil
liamston club finance handlers are
sponsoring a snappy dance in the Ro
anoke-Dixie Warehouse Thursday
night of this week. A popular admis
sion fee, 98 cents, will be charged
dancers, with the special request that
spectators pay a like amount.
Hal Thurston's orchestra, featuring
Peggy Wood, torch singer, will play
for the event, and a large crowd is
expected to attend.