The enterprise. volume (Williamston, N.C.) 1899-201?, August 07, 1934, Image 1
THE ENTERPRISE Watch tfca Labai Ob T<* Papar Aa It Caniaa tha Data Whan Toa VOLUME XXXVII?NUMBER 46 Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, August 7, 1934 ESTABLISHED 1898 MARTINS TAKE FIVE STRAIGHT IN LEAGUE RACE Winning Streak Carries Lo cal Club To Four Games Behind Edenton 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 Rarp; Gay lord. If Herring, If ...... Goodmon, cf Brake, rf Uzzle, c .... Johnson, 2b Brogden, 3b E. Taylor, lb Cherry, p 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 Forbes. MR. M'FARLAND 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. STANDINGS Edenton .13 4 .765 1*1 ym oath ? 11 6 .647 Williamston 9 S .529 Ahoikit ? } 12 .294 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 AT EDENHOUSE ??? Annual Celebration Will Be Held Tomorrow Auspices Commerce Body 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 DEVELOPMENTS! Bank Commissioner Says \ Enterprise Erred In Report 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 Corporation. "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. TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES $2.70 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 to labor. The water department, with expen ditures estimated at $4,344, is next in line, but it reports revenue figured at $8,650. 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 operating period. COMMISSIONERS HAVE MEETING Equal Patronage 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 several runs. 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. POSTPONE SALES FOR DELINQUENT COUNTY TAXES Judge Barnhill Sustains In junction In Rocky Mount Last Friday 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 year. 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 | DIED SATURDAY For Fourteen Years Deceas ed Had Been Bed-Ridden L Invalid ? Mrs, George H. Bryant died at her ments Saturday morning at 7:30 o'clock. 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 always cheerful. 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 | years. ? , 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 lina. RESULTS 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 MARKETING CARDS BEING DISTRIBUTED 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 cards. 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 cards: 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- ? ? Allotment Cards 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 allotment card." 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 warrant. 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 tained. 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 unsold allotment. 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 ment warrants. 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 next. ?Prices continue the Georgia markets and ar$ averag ing about twice as much as they did last season. NEW APARTMENT! BUILDING TO BEi ERECTED HERE! ?-?? - 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. I 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 ing. WELL KNOWN FARMER-DIES W. L. Jones Passes Follow ing Recent Stroke of Paralysis 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 gaining consciousness. 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 this township. 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 of Williamston. 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. COMMISSIONERS LOWER RATE TO $1.50 ON HUNDRED > Complete Tax Levy Will Be Available In Next Few Dayg 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 is understood. 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 continue?improvements?with?convict 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. 1 JOHN O'MARY HAS ARM AMPUTATED IN ROCKY MOUNT Limb Badly Mangled By Load of Gunshot at Close Range 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 tors. 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 accidentally fired. His condition is still considered serious as complications are,jtjibject to develop, reports from the hospital indicated. ? 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.