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VOLUME XXXVII NUMBER 47 Williamstoa, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, August 10, 1934 ESTABLISHED 1898
OUT OF LEAGUE;
Williamston, Edenton and
Plymouth Will Finish on
With three teams falling by the
wayside, Williamston, Plymouth and |
Edenton picked up the remnants this
week to carry on in the last windup
of the Albemarle Baseball League. |
Ahoskie withdrew from the organiza- J
tion following a 12 to 2 defeat at the
hands of_the Martins last Tuesday, '
Elizabeth City and Windsor having ,
dropped out several days ago. Now I
the league has established a four-game |
schedule w??rkly. allowing all gam+f 1
scheduled with?Ahoskie -4o-~g<> 4t?]
whatever team Ahoskie was supposed
to play. Plymouth, even though idle,
added two games yesterday and Wed- (
nesday by forfeits. Edenton gets two
victories today and tomorrow in the
same way, and the Martins are sure
of two more wins next Monday and
Tuesday when they were scheduled
to play Ahoskie. j
nans are now being considered to |
have Kinston of the Coastal Plain'
League ^o meet the Martins here
Monday, but as far as it could be ?
learned today at noon arrangements ?
for the game had notvfrcen com
If Kinston fails to come, a game will
be played with some other team.
Herring, pitching for the Martins
against Ahoskie last Tuesday, allow- ,
ed only six hits, and Bradley got '
half of them. The Martins touched j
Hines and Birdsong for 16 hits, scor- |
nig runs. Earp, Gaytord, XJodd
mon, Taylor and Herring got two or .
more hits each.
Allowing only 7 hits, Kngler lost
a hard game with Edenton here
on Wednesday afternoon t>y a 4 to
count. Ferebee, a recent addition to 1
the Edenton club, pitched for the :
Colonials and allowed six hits.
_?Yesterday thr Martins reversed the j
order of the day before and behind .
the pitching of Gardner defeated
Edentoh 3 to 1#there.
Goodmon, Broaden and Uzzle, with j
two each, accounted for the Martins'.
seven hits. Hoens started for the |
visitors, but was relieved by Shaney
in the first frame but not until the
deciding runs were in the making.
Gardner struck out eight men.
The winning runs were scored when
grp.. first man up, walked, Goodmon
singled and Brogden hit: * safely,
followed by a single by Uzzle.
Box of yesterday's game:
Earp, ss 3 k I 14 1
Goodmon, cf 1 2 2 0 0 0]
U I. -i A A A t A A '
Brake, rf 4 0 0 1 0 0
Brogden, 3b 40332
Unle, c 4 0 2 8 1 1
Herring, 11 4 0 0 2 0 0
Johnton, 2b -.400 1 3 0,
Taylor, lb 4 0 0 11 0 0
Gardner, p 3 0 0 0 0 1 |
?Totals? 34 i 7 27 10 3t
Corbitt, ss i 4 1 13 5 0
Parlin, 2b 4 0 12 10
J Webb, rf ....... 4 0 2 3 0 0
House, c - 4 0 0 2 0 0
1 eary, 3b ..... 4 0 0 1 3 0
Richards, lb . 3 0 0 12 1 0
xSuttenfield _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pratt, tl 3 0 0 4 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0
c'wfebb, It ._ 3 0 1 0 0 0
Hoens, p 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shaney, p 3 0 0 0 1 0
Totals .33 1 5 27 11
x Batted for Kicturds in 9th.
xx Batted for Bran In 9th.
Score by innings; R
Wiliiamston 200 010 000?3
Edenton ?100 000 000?1
Summary: Runs batted in, Good
mon, Brogden (2), J. Webb. Two
base hits, Uzzle, J. Webb. Stolen
bases, J. Webb, House, Earp. Left
on bases, Wiliiamston 5. Edenton 6.
Hits off Hoens, 2 in 1-3 inning (1 out
in 1st), off Shaney 5 in 8 2-3 innings.
Struck out by Gardner 8, Hoens 0,
Shaney 2. Base on balls o: Gardner
1, off Hoens 0, off Shaney 0. Losing
pitcher, Hoens. Passed ball, Uzzle.
Balw, Shaney. Time, 1:35. Umpires,
Vickers and Frazier.
Services Announced For
The Presbyterian Church
Church School It 9:45 a. in. E. P.
Worship service and sermon at II
a. m Sermon bjr the pastor. Sub
ject, "The Deepest Concern of the
Sunday School at 9:30 a. m.
Preaching at 7:30 p. m.
Young People's meeting at 7 p. m.
Sunday School and preaching at 4
p. m., John Whitley In charge.
Prayer meeting Thursday night at
Sunday School at 4 p. m. (Note
change of hour).
Prayer meeting tonight (Friday) at
1:11 p. sn. _ _ ;
Almost everyone la deeply concern
ed about something or someone. So
is God, so la Jesus, so are the an
gels,- and even Satan. What are you
deeply concerned about! What la the
deepest concern of the whole uni
verse? Go to church every Sunday.
B. & L. Stock Sale
Starts Next Month
WHERE THEY PLAY 1
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th
Williamaton at Plymouth
MONDAY, AUGUST llth
Edenton at Plymouth.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14th
Plymouth at Edenton.
WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 15th
Edenton at WilUamaton.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16th
W illiamaton at Edenton.
FRIDAY. AUGUST 17th
W illiamaton at Plymouth.
SATURDAY. AUGUST l?th
Plymouth at Williamaton.
TO AID IN RELIEF
Amount Will Be used Only
For Work and Direct
Martin County has been allotted
$4,000 from federal relief funds for
advancing relief activities during the
present month, it was announced this
That amount will be used for work
relief and for direct relief but not for
rural rehabilitation projects. A sepa
rate allotment has been made for the
The North Carolina Relief Ad
nrmtsTfatidh asked Federal Relief of
ficials for approximately $1,965,000
for August need's but were allotted
pended for work and direct relief will
be spent - on?spe?4al projects, cannery
work and the rural rehabilitation pro
HOME IN COUNTY
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Home of Colored Woman
Burned While She was
Fire of undetermined origin de- j
Btroyed the home, all furnishings and
three barns of tobacco belonging to
Emma Jackson, colored, near James
rille last Sunday. The woman TeTT~a
rfay <ir two before f?r a visit w1fb
relatives in New York, and no one
was at home when the fire was dis
covered by neighbors. Flames were
burning rapidly and bursting through
the windows when neighbors reached
there, and not a single article was
saved, it was said, resulting in a loss
of more than $1,000.
The woman is said to have applied
for insurance last week, but unable to
finance a policy she deckled to wait
until this week to protect her prop
erty against fire.
"Tvhii* two or three curing barns
have been destroyed by fire in the
county this season, the loss near
famesville is the first reported where
cured tobacco was burned.
Singing Class Concert
A t Dardens School.
The Free Will Baptist Orphanage I
linking class, of Middlesex will ap !
pear in a concert in the Dardens I
icfyool building Tuesday evening oft
next week, it was announced today.
\ general invitation is extended the
public to attend. J
Like many other orphanages, the
Middlesex institution has experienced
much difficulty in financing the care
A fatherless and motherless children
luring the past several years, but it
kas done a good job, and is deserving
To Be With Planters
Mr. W. C. Hudson, formerly *
Wilson warehouseman, will be con
nected with the Planters Warehouse
here this season as associate sales
manager, it was announced today by
Sales Supervisor McFarland. Mr.
Hudson is recognized as one of the
best judges of tohacco in1 the State,
ind his coming here will add mater
ially to Williamston's up-and-coming
Mr. Hudson arrived here yesterday
ind entered immediately upon his du
ties connected with the warehouse.
In Martin County
Mr. Andrew Clark, under the di
rection of the department of agricul
ture and in accordance wMl the
termi of the Bankhead act, started
tagging the approximately 700 bales
of cotton grown in the county prior
to Chin year. Cotton tagged by the
representative can be marketed free
HOPED TO SELL
FROM 800 TO 1,000
SHARES IN SERIES
Conditions In Section Ap
parently Better Than In
The 35th series of the Martin
County Building and Loan Associa
tion. opening the first of next month,
promises to be one of the rnost suc
cessful ones in several years, an of
ficial of the organization said this
morning. Conditions arc apparently
much better in this section than in
many months, and taking everything
into consideration, the series should
sell between 800 and 1,000 shares, he
explained. The officer also pointed
out that the demand for homes in
W illiamston is becoming more acute
almost daily, and prospective home
owners are turning to the association
and buying shares with the intention
of later financing their building pro
grams. And then there is the excel
lent saving feature made available by
a systematic habit of placing aside a
small amount each week.
That the Martin County Building
and Loan Association has been in
strumental in advancing the upbuild
ing of the town and community is
evidenced by the large number of
homes and other buildings financed
through it during the past years. In
proportion to the size of the organi
zation's stock sales, the profreaa of
the town keeps close touch. No long
er than last spring, the 34th series
sold a comparatively large number"of
shares, and today there is more
building activity <in the community
than in some time past.
The associatr<5h,*fiVr p'f avetf a "Wltf*
able saying agency for its share
! holders, it having already matured
$40,000 worth of?ttoak ie far this
year, earning for its patrons $7,500
clear profit Another of the associa
tion's series?the first of the 50-cent
size, matures within the next few
weeks, the shareholders having saved
sizeable sums during the past 180
weeks which when added to interest
earned amounts to much.
urday in September, and it is be
lieved that many people, non-share
holders in the past, will subscribe to
the tax-free stock either as means of
saving or as a means of financing a
home or some other type of building.
TERM OF COURT
Board of County Commis
sioners Draw Names For
Preliminary arrangements for hold
ing the two weeks term of Martin
County Superior Court, convening the
third Monday of next month, were
made' last Monday when the hoard of
commissioners drew jurymen. Judge
W. A. Devin, of Oxford, is schedul
ed to preside over the term called foe
TKe trial of both criminal and civil
The names of the jurors:
Jamesville Township?E. C. Ange,
W. C. Ange and G. H. Bailey.
Williams Township?G. F. Godard
and Clyde Moore.
Griffins Township?S. B. Lilley and
J. Edward Corey.
Bear Grass Township?James E.
Harrison, W. K. Ward and L. T,
Williamston Township ? E. R.
Chesson, George W. Wynn, S. S.
Brown, P. H. Brown, L. B. Wynn,
Frank J. Margolis and George A.
Cross Roads TdWiuhlp?J. S. Go#
ganus and L. C. James.
Robersonville Township ? A. D.
Cherry, N. D. Price, J. A. Manning,
J. S. Rogers, C. T. Smith, W. H. Car
son, John H. Everett, S. T. Woolard.
W. A. Vanderford, R. R. Everett, S.
A. Ward and W. S. Leggett.
Hamilton Township?T. F. Daven
port and J. W. Eubanks.
Goose Nest Township?E. K. Har
rell and W. A. Early.
Second Week /
Jameiville?M. J. Hollidmy, J. P.
Holliday and Dan Fa?an.
Griffina? Fanner H ardiaon, Fph
raim Peal, J. David Urmia aad l??cn
Bear Grasa?Edmond Harria
Williamaton?H, D. Harriann.
Croaa Roada- "" " Holtiday
McL. James and J. D. Britton
Roberaonville?A. D. Ward, J. R.
Daniel, W. A. Reaa and K. L. Ward.
Hamilton?A. S. Haialip.
Opening Prices on Southern
Markets Reported About
Double of Last Year
Opening it 22 cents i pound on the i
South Carolina and border markets
yesterday, tobacco prices were said
to be about double those of last year j
and very pleasing to the farmers as
a whole. However; a few tags were !
said to have turned in several houses,'
but local people, including Messrs.!
T- G. Staton, Bob Everett and Super
visor of Sales R. W. McFarland, said
the opening at Lumberton and Fair
mont?were- very encouraging.
?Farmers and business men greeted
the opening with enthusiasm. Prices
as a whole were all and more than
most had expected and the tobacco
belt was happy at the flow of cash
started through it with the beginning
1 of sales.
the majority of the tobacco offered
j The opening break was light and
'was of poor quality. The season has
| been retarded by weather and the
(bulk of the offerings was first prini
; ings. Rain, too, on Wednesday pre
vented the movement of some tobacco
to the markets and contributed to the
Poorer quality sand lugs and first
primings brought as low as four
cents a pound but good grain sold
to 40 cents and above. One lot at
Lumberton, N. C., was bid in at 50
Oflfcial warehouse Averages were
not available last night from most
of the targer centers as warehouse^
men lacked the time to prepare them
in the bustle of opening day. Unof
ficial ~ p"t
average on various markets at from |
21 cents a pound to 25 and a frac
STILL COMING IN
' Hoped to Have All Cards]
In by Time Tobacco
Allotment cards for marketing to
bacco free of penalty are still reach
ing Martin farmers at tire rate of
about 100 daily, authorities stating
yesterday, that (he work would be
speeded up next week in an effort to
have all cards in <hf hands of farm
ers by the time the markets open on
No official information could be had
on the matter, but it is understood j
that a few, very few, farmers would j
have to make some adjustments in
their plantings before cards could be |
issued to them. One farmer is said
to have destroyed eight acres, and I
others there arc others who have re-!
duccd their crops in accordance with \
the contract terms. When the final I
show down arrives, it is believed most |
of those showing an excess acreage
will comply with the contract rul
ings. Those who fail to get a card
will be required to pay the 25 per
cent penalty, it is understood.
Farmers are warned that no cards
will be duplicated, that when they
lose an allotment card they have lost
just one-fourth of what their tobacco
sells for on the market.
About 400 Head to Be Ship
ped to County From
Eight carloads df cattle shipped I
from western drought areas are ex
pected in this county tomorrow, it
wax learned from the relief office this
morning. The approximately 400.
cattle were unloaded in Goldsboro this
week for inspection, and are being
shipped from that point.
Seven carloads will be placed on
pasture lands in Griffins and James
ville townships, and gn eighth car
will be unloaded at Palmyra for
placement on pasture lands in Goose
Nest, it was said.
According to present plans, more
than 2,000 caftle will be pastured In
Christian Church Services
Announced For Sunday
Christian church servicer will be]
held in the grimmer gride or old
?chool building Sundiy, it wis in
nounced todiy. The piece of holding
the eervicei wis chinged from t^c
htgti school to tlic grammar grade I
building is the litter piece it more
convenient to the congregation.
Sundiy school will convene it 9:45,
followed by ? reguler preiching ser
vice it II by the putor.
The congregition will worship in
the union service it the Uethodist
church Sundiy evening.
Tax Levy Is $25,000 Under
Last Year's Budget Figures
PLAN TO BUILD
GARAGE FOR 40
Building Expected to Make
18,200 Square Feet of Stor
age Space Available
Plans are being considered this
week for the construction of a county
garage and storage for tlic forty]
-school busses in this county, accord
ing to information coming From the
office of the county board of educa
tion yesterday. The building, esti
mated to cost $4,000, is to be located
on county property adjomiug the
state highway prison camp, about
two miles from here. Authorities arc
studying the plans but it has not been
determined whether to contract the
projecr to private buttitrr?f or super
vise the construction from the office
of the board of education.
The building, nuking available
about 18,200 square feet of storage
and a garage room of about 1,800
square feet, will be constructed of
corrugated iron. No floor or con
crete will be laid in the storage com
?Renting space iiL tlie Farmers
Warehouse here during the closed
season, the school authorities have
experienced high insurance rates and
much inconvenience"*? the markets
open several weeks before th? schools
start their terms, forcing the trucks
into the open. It has l>een costing
the county about $400 a year to
maintain storage and garage space
in the tobacco warehouse, but a
greater portion of the amount was
represented in insurance, premiums.
, The proposed project was approved
county cotninissittfiers thi*
week when a 3-cent levy was included
in the new year budget. '
?If the project is contracted to pri
vate builders, construction will be
started within the next few days.
Should the county authorities handle
the construction, work will hardly
get underway before the latter part
of next month on account of pressing
Marion Griffin's House In
Hardison Mill Section
The home occupied by Jim Wil
liams and belonging to Marion Grif
fin, was destroyed by fire in the Har
dlson Mill section of Griffins Town
jship early yesterday afternoon. Mr.
I Williams was away at the time, and
his wife and children saw the flames
burst through the kitchen roof from
a tobacco barn where they were cur
ing tobacco. They were unable to
reach the house in time to save hard
ly anything except a few bed clothes.
The smoke house and woodhouse
were also burned.
Walter Ilarn^s; working ? short
distance away, rushed to the scene
Hid" prevented "the fire reaching the
stock barn aqd other out-~buiTdings.
The fire is believed to have started
from a spark or a defective roof.
The burned buildings were owned
by Marion Griffin, of Cross. Roads,
and were formerly the James W. Grif
The loss is estimated at about
f 1,750 witfv only $fiQ0 insurance.
Sheriff Roebuck Reports
Eight Week-end Arrests
A marked increase in law viola
tions was reported in the county over
the week-end, Sheriff C. B. Roebuck's
records showing eight arretfts were
made from Saturday noon up^until
noon yesterday. The records remind
the officers of old times. Apparently
reports from Georgia tobacco mar
kets made the violators a bit care
The various defendants were charg
ed with drunkenness, carrying con
cealed weapons and assaults for the
jailer Roy Peel has 12 inmates in
the hoosegow now awaiting trial.
Start Operations at
Columbian Peanut Co.
Starting operations thia week, the
Columbian Peanut Company plant
here it cleaning old Hock prepare^
tory (or receiving the new crop. The
taak will be completed within the
next two or three daya.
Captain Pritchard, popular man
ager ot the local plant, la improving
following hoapital treatment, and it
expected back ahortly.
j Kdenton .....15 6
Plymouth ? 13 7
Williamston \Z 8
Tuesday, August 7
Williamston 12, Ahoskie 2.
Edenton 9-6, Plymouth 3-7.
Wednesday. August I
Edenton 4, Williamston 1.
Thursday, August 9
Williamston 3, Edenton 1.
Measles and Whooping
Cough Epidemic Seems
While the measles epidemic was |
fast petering out and whooping
cough was barely hanging on, pel
lagra bobbed up to niarr Martin
County's health record for the month
of July fudgjpg Trom the report,
measles have" moved out of Ruber
sonville and Poplar Point districts,
but not until numbers and numbers
orTajnes^wwrnrepnrtfd. Those sec
tions are virtually in^mune to the
measles or at least they are safe un
til another crop of chi'llun come*
! along. Griffins reported eight, Wil
liamston six and Cross Roads jive
cases of measles during the period,
j kobersonvilte reported two, Wil-,
iliam?tQft three and Cross Roads one
[etUC of whooping cough in Jul v. or
'just enough 70'keep uiijwlHi
lating until periods more favorable
to the cough Come about.
Two rasea of pellagra Wcov-'
^ered and reported in the rural sec
tion, near WilHamston. lloth vic
tims are whife, and the cases are un
derstood to be well advanced.
Church of the Advent
Services For Sunday
Kleventh Sumlay after Trinity.
C hurch School, 9:45 a. ni.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11
a.m. ???-? ?
There will he no everting service,
hut our congregation is urged to at
tend the union service at the Mctho
The union service this Sunday
evening will?he. at the Methodist
lliuilh. - ?
Auto Damaged In Crash;
Occupants Escape Injury
The old Model T Ford belonging
to C. P. Howell, colore#, was badly
damaged last Sunday fternoon when
iat crashed into 5fr Bob I-iggett's j
V-8, near Hamilton. None of the oc- I
cupants in either car was hurt.
Baptist Picnic Scheduled
To Be HehLJtcxt_Week
The annual Baptist Sunday School
picnic will be heled next week, the
exact time and place to be ai
nounced at the Sunday School and
church services Sunday.
The pastor will preach Sunday
morning and at the evening hour the
utiiou church rvice w+H- be held at
the Methodist church.
No Session Recorder's
Court Next Tuesday
H. O. Peel, judge of the county re
corder's court, announced today that
there would be no session of the tri
bunal ne*t Tuesday. The scession
was called off when the judge learned
that he would have to be out of the
county that day.
Service at Holy Trinity
Mission at 3:30 Sunday
A Sunday school and preaching
service will be held in the Bear Grass
Holy Trinity Mission Sunday after
noon at 3:30 o'clock. The public is
invited to attend.
Freak Ear ol Corn Shown
By Mrs. Haywood Cherry
A Irak car ofcorn wu diaplayed
licrc yeaterday by Mm. Haywood
Cherry. The ear of corn grew in the
center of the Male! it the top of the
atilk, and had 12 rowa of grain, all
of which were well ahaped and uni
form in appearance. Surrounded by
a normal taaael, the ear haa no ahuck
THAN LAST YEAR
Saving Centers Around the
Debt Service Fund For
Property owners in Martin County
will be called upon to advance $153,
470.25 to run the government, care
lor the poor, safeguard?'-in a small
way?the public health, meet interest
?jul bond principal, maintain the
school* and finance the public school
debt during the\ year 1934-35, accord
ing to a budget estimate advanced
this week by County Auditor J. Sam
(ietsinger. While the amount might
I appear large,-, it is the smallest in
) years and is less by $25,139.51 than
the amount required to run the county
business last fiscal year.
j The savin# is centered around the
debt service fund which requires seven
and one^half cents less this year than
it did last. Ij is estimated that a rate
, of sixty-four and one-half cents on
i the $100 property- valuation or $63,
! 580.50 will care for the debt service
requirements this year. It is seen
from the budget estimate that hear
4y 4>ne-balf the rattr- and amount
levied is for debts contracted in pre
vious years. Financing no anti-ty
phoid fever campaign this year, the
commissioners lopped three and one
1 half cents front the health fund and
j another two cents from the school
Current expense fund. School debt
service, figured at $43,818 75. calls for
a reduction of aire cent in that rate,
| increasing the rate reduction to 14
cents. Making provisions for the con
struction of a county garage and an
ating that the 1)()<>^ will always
rfouiid, probably in greater num
bers than in the past, the commis
sioners added three cents to the rate
4tr the-first case and out' cent ifl'The
second, reducing the 14-cent reduc
tion to 10 cents and establishing a
rate of $1.50 on the $100 property
Since special school levies have
been withdrawn, the $1.50 rate con
stitutes just about all to be collected
in county taxes excepting poll taxes
and special road levies in several of
the districts. ...."?__? 7
If, and it is a big it, the county was
free of debt, it could operate on 1
rate of forty and one-half cents; that
is, police protection would be made
available, the poor taken care of. pub
lic health safeguarded, county-offices
maintained, courts operated, and
schools operated for that sum.
While the debt cost of the county
is gradually decreasing, the sharp re
duction for the current year was made
possible, for tire most part, by the
purchase of bonds at a sizeable sav
j ing months stgo, thanks to the wis
dom to those in charge. And while
the taxpayers now wish that more
bonds had been purchased, the au
thorities raked and scraped to get the
money for those they did purchase.
'here are many interesting items
carried in the county's financing pro
gram and not reflected in the budget
estimate, but the main item attracting
inteiest of the property owners is
that 10-ccnt icductiun ill the rate.
SEVEN CASES IN
Majority of Prisoners Re
ceive Sentences On
Although larger than any one
scheduled in several weeks, the docket
in the last Tuesday session of the
county recorder's court was com
paratively small, Judge Peel calling
only seven cases. No fines were im
posed, but road sentences were rath
er numerous among what few cases
there were on the docket.
Joe Godartf III was found not
guilty in the case charging him with
Judgment of non-suit was allowed
in the case charging Jesse Rogers
with larceny and receiving.
Prayer for judgment was continued
one week in the case charging Leon
Roberson with forcible trespass.
Phillip Thompson was sentenced
to the roads for allegedly driving an
automobile while drunk.
Charged with an assault with a
deadly weapon, Robert McClaren was
sentenced to the roads for a period
of 18 months.
Willie Innuson and "Dummy**
Speight were in court on a larceny
and receiving charge. Speight was
found guilty of receiving stolen goods
and was sentenced to the roads for
60 days. Speight was not found
guilty in that case, but in a second
he was found guilty of larceny and
went to the roads for 90 days.