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VOLUME XXXVII?NUMBER 71 Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, November 2,1934 ESTABLISHED 1898
Speech of Tobacco Administrator and
Pageant High-Lights Here This Week
PAGEANT AT FAIR
HIT WITH CROWD
Jamesville Winner of .First
Prize; Second Won by
lhc turbulent er? dating back to
1929, described as one of the worst
periods this nation has ever experi
enced, and the activitis following the
inauguration of President Franklin D.
Roosevelt were vividly and remark
ably recalled in a "New Deal" pageant
successfully staged at the Roanoke
Fair here last Wednesday evening by
a cast of nearly 400 people coming
from this and several surrounding
communities. Witnessed by an audi
ence estimated to number between 1,
500 and 2,000 people, the pageant,
_sjUUtcd under the direction of Mrs.
Louie P. Martin and able assistants,
was declared the mpst successful event
of its kind ever attempted here. Each
of the series of events was well por
trayed, and the presentation by indi
viduals and groups is deserving of
The opening scene represented spir
--iwFaith, Hope, and
Charity, liberty patriotism, George
Washington, and Justice. The minuet
directed by Miss Martha Nunnalee, of
Washington, was well executed.
Representing greed and graft exper
ienced just before the 1929 crash, char
acters from Evcretts ably laid the
foundation for the parts to follow.
The scene1 showed the billionaire, two
evfll spirits, farmers, business men,
and miners, and recalled the general
trend of activities of the 1929 period. \
Mrs.?Van tr.?Taylor -.directed tl|K. j
soms^ xd. u directed the tap l
dance which was a feature of the eve
The Wall Street rash, felt by near
ly every one of the many, million*
throughout the depth and breadth of (
the country in 1929, was called to (
mind by the Williamston High school
under the direction <>t Miss Annie I
Shields YanDyke. The spirit of the,
depression was born there, and the j
tragic acts of people were shown.
In Episode 3, staged by Roberson- \
ville, Mr. Hoover's appearance was
given applause by a lone Republican
but booed by others. The scene re
called Jhe President'* call mcceting of
his cabinet, and the announced assur- ,
ance that prosperity was "just around
the corner." The spirit of the depres.
sion was splendidly characterized, and
the activities of thrf administration
were branded by the saying of Abra
ham T.i'nwin. who rightly claimed.
"Voil ford pari nf the people all
pie part of the time, hut you can't fool |
all the people all the time." Thi epi- '
?ode was directed by Mrs. G. H. Cox. j
Episode, first prize winner, staged |J
by Jamesville under the direction of ? ,
Mrs. Charles. Davenport, reviewed the j
1930 market opening, the low prices
axparienced and the absence of mm?
petition in the purchase of farm prod
ucts. Mrs. Davenport also directed
the several dances which were unusu- J
ally good. ,
Bear Grass, under the direction of '
Miss Jessie Faye Green, probably (
brought the pageant closer home to
many when the characters acted the
results effected by the depression. The
scene, showing the breadlines and the
calls upon the Salvation Army and
other agencies, reached a climax when
an aged and decrepit couple hohhled
across the stage while H. L. Swain
sang "Over the Hill to the Poor
A turn in the acts came with the
presentation of Episode 6 by Wind
sor, under the direction of Mn. Fred
Dunstan. The election of Mr. Roose
velt was announced, the event bring
ing cheer and hope. The rooster, sym
bol of the party, was imitated by Mr.
Stanton and his monster bird. The
Grecian dances, directed by Miss Se*.
soma, were enjoyed.
The inauguration of President Roose
velt and his first cabinet meeting were
enacted by Greenville, directed by Miss
Selma Carson Moore, followed by the
grand finale by Williamston under the ,
direction of Mrs. Martin. The spirit
of the New Deal was expressed in the
recovery agencies, and tht various in
dustries voiced tbeir approval, while
the farmers and laborers jgtfefed their
thanks. The drill directed by Miss
Nunnalee and a modernistic dance,
directed by Mi** Sessoms, were well
executed and greatly enjoyed.
The decision of the judges, Mr. and
Mrs. E. S. Johnson, of Washington;
and Mrs. W. H. Clark, of Plymouth,
* were announced by Mayor John L.
Hassell, first prise of $30 going to
Jamesville, and second, $20, to Wil
$ Rev. Z. T. Piephoff was the reader.
Sheriffs Tax Sale To Be Held
Monday Is Smallest in Years
Under the terms of the Uw,
Sheriff C. B. Roebuck will offer ap
proximately 683 tracts of real **?
tate for sale at the courthouse next
Monday noon to satisfy unpaid
taxes for the year 1933. The prop
erty is scattered throughout the
county with a large portion in
Williaxnston Township. Hereto
fore the county has purchased the
delinquent list nearly in its entire
ty and while it will likely purchase
heavily this year it is believed
some property will be bought by
The delinquent list this year is
While they do not turn their
duties over to the new board un
til the first Monday in December,
the present Martin County com
missioners will hold their last in
dividual session here next Mon
day. with no Important business
scheduled so far for consideration
at that time. A jury list for the
December term of the Martin
County Superior Court will be
drawn at that time and other mat
ters of a routine nature will be
In the December meeting the
commissioners will hold a joint
session with the new board mem.
bers, turning over to them the dut
ies that have proved very burden
some during the pqpt several years
by decreasing land values and the
greater demands upon the county
BUT THREE CASES
With 12 Cases on Docket, 9
Are Continued for One
Reason or Another
With twelve cases on the docket,
the county recorder's court last Tues
day djsposed of only three, continuing
nine others until next week. Firrt
one cause and then another was ad
vanced to support the continuances.
The court was in session until the
noon hour, and centered its attention
011 the trial of alleged drunken auto
mobile drivers. Fines amounting to
$150 were imposed in the three cases.
L. A. Wilson was fined $50 and
taxed with the cost for alleged drunk
en drtVifTgr Hts license to operate a
John Cherry, charged with operat
ing an automobile while intoxicated,
appealed to the higher courts when he
was fined $50 and taxed with the costs
A $50 fine was imposed on Ernest j
Phillips for alleged drunken driving. ]
His license to operate a motor vehicle !
was revoked for one year.
Big Day Is Planned At
Local Baptist Church
A big day is planned at the local
Baptist church for the Sflnday serv
ices. It is Men's Day at the morning
church hour, at which time the men
of the church are invited to be present
in large numbers.
The Sunday school opening exer-.
cises will be specially conducted by a I
group of young people from the B. Y.
P. U. organizations?an innovation put
on by Mr. Julian Anderson, superin-1
tendent of the church school.
At the 6:30 hour in the evening, the
young people will hold their sessions,
followed by the evening worship serv
ice and sermon at 7:30 o'clock. Sev
eral hundreds of people should partic
ipate in some, or all, of these services.
You are asked to worship with them.
More Than 50,000 Pounds
Of Tobacco Here Today
With more than 50,000 pounds of
tobacco on the floors today, the local
market will reach the 6,170,000-pound
mark, Director of Sales R. W. Mc
Farland stating the prices are running
about the same as they have been dur.
ing the week. The average was indi
cated to be around 32 cents today.
The market so far this season has av
Methodist Ladies' Aid To
Meet with Mrs. Harrison
The Methodist Ladies' Aid society
will meet with Mrs. L. B. Harrison
at h?r home on Haughton Street next
Monday afternoon at J:JO o'clock, :t
was announced today.
the samllest in several years, com
paring 683 to 1,183 a year ago, and
the sale was not made until the
first Monday in December, 1933.
While the number is less by about
500, the unpaid accounts this year
amount to approximately $17,000,
as compared with $38,920 a year
More thna 50 accounts have been
settled since the first advertise
ment appeared the 12th of last
month, and it is expected that a
number of other property owners
will pay their taxes and keep their
property off the block next Mon
Appointed By Mrs. O Berry
To Serve in J. Raleigh
; The office of Federal Emergency
Relief dministrator, made vacant in
: this county by the resignation of J.
Raleigh Manning, was filled yesterday
when Miss Selma Ayers was appoint
ed acting administrator by Mrs. Na
J than O'Berry, head of relief in this
J state. Several applications for the po
sition were before the state relief au
thorities, and they were considered
,soon after the resignation of Mr. Man.
jjing was announced. The appoint
tnent of Mii.s Ayrrs as aclig admim,
was learned that a consolidation ot
certain dcpaWments\?f the relief pro
jgrani might be effectcd and that an
other change would probably be nec
essary later under the new plan of
j Miss Ayers has been with the relief
<>ffice in this county since the work
l was ft nit started, serving.first as visi
tor and bookkeeper, and more recent
ly as disbursing officer. She enters
I upon her new duties as acting admin
istrator immediately. No successor
(to Miss Ayers had been named yes-j
j With several prominent county cit
izens applying for the position, the
appointment has been anxiously await- ,
ed by them and others interested in
relief work in this county.
ROANOKE FAIR !
Scheduled for Last Day
Of the Fair Here
The Roanoke fair, sponsored by the |
Eastern Carolina Chamber of Com
merce, closes a successful week here
tomorrow. Mnce its opening last
Monday evening, the fair has attract
ed fair-sized crowds, and the program
has been greatly enjoyed, as a whole.
While the season is rather late for a
fair, there were prize winning exhibits
from various communities in this
county and section.
Probably the main feature of the I
fair program so far was the pageant, |
portraying the New Deal, last Wed- j
nesday evening, and the address by
Hon. J. B. Hutson the same evening, j
The auto races, with about twelve j
drivers taking, part will feature the j
program this afternoon. Tomorrow, j
all white school children will be ad
mitted free. A complete program will |
be in effect until closing time tomor- j
Enterprise Will Not
Post Returns Tuesday [
With an overwhelming majority al
most certain for the Democratic Party J
at the polls in this county next Tues
day, no attempt will be made by The I
Enterprise to tabulate the returns that |
During the past several years the
paper has tabulated the primary and
elction returns with t fair degree of
speed and marked accuilcy, but inter
est in the election outcome next Tues
day in this county is considered of |
such small moment that the manage
ment did not consider an attempt to
tabulate the vote immediately worth
while. An official tabulation of ,hi
vote wilt be carried later in the week
While there it no doubt about thr I
outcome, much interest is being shown]
in the aiie o( the rote, the party lead
ers pointing out that the larger thr I
vote ia the greater the evidence will |
be that Martin County voters are sol
idly behind the New Deal.
AT FAIR HERE
Reviews Benefits Accruing
To Farmer From Agricul
tural Adjustment Act
?"JHr pressure ..I -urD|u,f, nl tvr
product* on the market* and the dis
parity in the purchasing power of ag
ricultural and other industrial groups
led to the passage of the agricultural
adjustment" act." Hon. J. B Hutson.
administrator of tobacco and peanuts,
declared in an address before a large
[audience in the Ronoke Fair grand
stand here last Wednesday evening.
He said the declared policy of the act
i's "To establish and maintain such
balance between production and con
sumption of agrirultural commodities,
?ltd such marketing condition* there
for, as will reestablish prices to farm
ers at a level that will give agricultur
al commodities a purchasing power
with respect to articles that farmers
buy equivalent to.the purchasing pow
er of agricultural commodities in the
Continuing, the speaker said there
?Itotion, with unemphn ment.
- _ ?? ? ?> Q'l'ii't it ten t,
falling prices, hank failures, bankrupt
cies, hunger and suffering when the
agricultural adjustment act was con
ceived as a means of correcting the
abnormal situation existing in agri
culture The evident purpose of the
act is to promote the prosperity of the
farmer by returning to him a fair
share of the national income and to
foster national recovery by making the
farmer as good a customer for nun.
agricultural industries and and serv
ices as lie was in the base period.
I nuduilg "ii (fie subjects with which
he is rlmely mimei-ted, Mr Huli.uii
.said that the farmers arc receiving a
[price in excess of 25 cents a pound,
[and the farmer can be reasonably sure
of being able to move bis entire crop
of peanuts at ag price in excess of .1
cents a pound. These prices are al
most double those received for tire
1131 and 1932 crops, he pointed out.
He reviewed the prices and produc
tion records of tobacco since 1923,
stating that the prices continued in
fair proportion until 1930, when they
started falling until they had been re
duced from $288,(KM),000 in 1929 to
$107,000,000 in 1932. Farmers, in an
effort to secure enough money to en
able them to obtain the' bare neces
sities of life, produced more and more
ami received less ami less.
The farmers agreed to cooperate,
and tliey received prices highly satis
factory to the vast majority of them,
and now the responsibility is again
on the tobacco growers. They will
be asked to state their position within
the nexr few weeks. A* for a tax;
Mr ibii.us gairf lir -|ji|
ot\e, but lie believed the tax on the
outsider should not be so great as to
make the program compulsory, that
it should be low enough to permit all
who desire to raise tobacco on an
?As for neanuts he explained th.i
contracts will be available shortly and
will be entered into upon the basis
In conclusion, Mr, Hutson said:
In these adjustment programs, we
are seeking the permanent rcestablish
ment and maintenance of the purchas
ing power of producers at a level equal
to that of the base period. We are
seeking to change the situations in the
market from one in which the buyer
definitely has an advantage to one in
which the producer at least has an
appreciable influence through adjust
ment of prodbction
"If we are to ntaintaing this advan.
tage, we must be in a position to bar
gain. Our bargaining power is chiefly
our ability to limit output. It is our
duty, as I see it, to use the flexible
provision of the agrirultural adjust-'
mcnt act in the way best suited to I
meet new needs and new conditions.!
When large crops are warranted, we
should grow them. When small crops
appear necessary, we should grow
them. We believe that we should
make our programs truly "adjust
ment" programs with production ad
justed to achieve the best balance be
tween production and consumption.'
55 c should not under any circum
stance* forget the conditions which
submerged the farmers of the nation
in the agricultural depression. With
the results of their work now appar
ent in materially increased incomes
for farmers, we believe they w ill con
tinue to work together and maintain
the higher price levela their cooperative
efforts have established "
Mr Hut son was scheduled to speak
here that afternoon, but missed train
connections, it was explained. ??
Battle Vcarhy, representing the
Storrs-Schaefer Clothiers, will spend
the first two days of next week a)
Barnhilt Brothers' store here.
281 COTTON TAX
Tax Free Allotment Will
Be Around 3,600 Bales
In This County
Issued from the state-wide reserve !
of 10 per cent, 281 cotton tax certifi
| cites are being delivered t<^ Martin |
County farmers this week, nearly all I
of the approximately 2,000 certificates
j received some time ago having been
I delivered. A report from Assistant
Slade this morning stated the remain
ing certificates, 26 in number, are ex
pected heer today or t'dUoqrnw?The
281 certificates received yesterday, and
the 26 yet due go to farmers who based
their allotment applications on the
19.14 production, it is understood.
The approximately 2,000 certificates
received several weeks ago are esti
mated to allow the free marketing of
about 3,319 bales of cotton. The 281
certificates received yesterday will av
erage about one bale each, and the
total allotment for the county will be
close to 3,600 hales.
? A review of the production record
for the year 1932 clcaily shows that
this county has a favorable allotment
under the terms of the control pro
gram. For instance, there were 4,769
bales of cotton grown in this county ,
that year, and a one-third reduction. ]
using the 1932 crop as a basis, would
' have placed the crop at 3,180 .bales
i The allotment this year is approxi
mately 3,000 bale
' In addition to.the 3,600-ba)e allot
ment, considered very favorable by
those thoroughly acquainted with the
program, Martin farmers will be able
to purchase enough surplus certificates
to market every pound of cotton 1
grown in the county this year. Ex |
cess certificate-, have already been is- i'
sued by the office here covering 92,- j
280 pounds, Mr. Slade said this morn
| DEATH OF MRS.
Died at HomeitT "Islands'
Section of Williams
Mrs. Colon Perry, 26 years oltl, died |
at her home in the "Islands" section i
of Williams Township last Tuesday
evening at 7 o'clock following child- |
birth. The infant, born Sunday mpxflL ?
ing, is living, last reports received 1
from the remote section stated. Mrs.
Perry had been in ill health for several
Funeral services were conducted on j
Wednesday afternoon by ReY. VY.JB. }
Harrington, and burial was in the fam
ly cemetery, near Jamesviile.
Mrs Perry was the daughter of
Mr. Newton Hardison and wife. He
aides her husband she leaves five chil
dren, the oldest being hardly uiore
than five years of age.
SrhfHnl* (if Episcopal
Services In the County
Rev. R. F. Mosley, rector.
Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity:
Church school, 9:45 a. in.
Holy Communion ami sermon, at
I EveninR prayer and sermon, 7:30.
Holy Trinity Mission
| Sunday school and preaching. 3:30
P m. '
Methodists Announce Their j
Schedule Sunday Services'
C. T. Rogers, pastor.
1 Services at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
! Sunday school at 9:45.
Services at 3 p. m.
Sunday school, 10 a.m.
Mary Cherry Fsrm
Services every Thursday evening at
"The smallest good deed is better
than the grandest good intention."
It is quite a good deed to go to
Sunday school and church and to help
support the church with its many
We invite you to worship with us.
Regular Schedule Services
For Presbyterians Sunday
The regular services will be held at
all points this Sunday. Please re
member that all services have been
moved up one-half hour, with the ex
ception of the Williamston services.
A series of evangelistic services
with the Rev. Chester Alexander, of
Tarboro, doing the preaching will be
gin at Bear Grata next Monday night
The sermon subject for Sunday will
be, "Hie Father's Business."
CasWell Farmers ap Up
Crop Production Loans
Caswell farmers, borr'rwing crop
production money this past spring
paid up their loans practically in full
after two weeks of selling tobacco.
Small Vote Expected
In County Tuesday
f VOTE TUESDAY ]
If you believe in a government
of, for and by the people, go to
the polea next Tuesday and vote
in the election. If you appreciate
the efforts made during the past
two years by the Democratic ad
ministration to restore peace, hap
piness and ereate-oportunities for
the people to enjoy the fruits of
their labor, then show that ap
preciation by supporting the ad
ministration with your vote in the
election next Tuesday.
Just remember that this coun
try is emerging from the grip of
greed, so let us work to the end
that we may be free from the
grasping greed of speculators and
gamblers in the future. Vote
Tuesday as a mark of appreciation
for your deliverance from a mo
nopoly that took your labor and
farm products at prices that
meant debt, rags and hunger.
Vote next Tuesday to sustain
the new square deal.
BARBER DIED IN
Dies of Gun-shot Wounds
Self Inflicted Thursday
Of Last Week
Firing a load of shot into his face
it his home near Janiesville Thursday
ifternoon of last week and tearing a
way a part of the chin, 'tongue*? and
jawbone, Warren S. Barber died in a
Washington hospital early today. The
l*tul was expected several days before
chrootirifc that the man did not Have a
.haute to recoyei
Although he had undergone treat
fTTeiff during several months?fn?tfnr
*tatc hospital some time ago, the tragic
*ct came as a surprise to members of
the family and his many friends. Mr.
Brher had been handling his regular
farm -duties that day and lip to the
time he went to the room where he
shot himself there was no outward
sign that he planned to end hisiife.
He had told his wife at noon that he
was planning to go squirrel hunting,
and it is thought by some that he ac
cidentally shot himself when he start
ed to take the gun from the rack.
Highly regarded by all who knew
In hi, ^r.Barberwas a hard-working
farmer. He never enjoyed many ad
vantages in life, hut despite his handi
caps he was fairly successful in his
The son of the late Ben F, and F.iii
ily Gardner Berber, he was horn near
famcfcvillc^ 46 year* ?Ire early
manhood he married Miss Martha Lil.
ley, who survives with eight rhthkeie
Funeral arrangements had not been
innounccd at noon today.
Little Damage Done; Coop
eration Asked in Holding
Down Fire Damage
A burning sawdust pile, fanned by
* strong wind early yesterday niorn
n K at the Hand-Made Kuril it lire Com
pany plant on Washington Street, at
racted the attention of passers-by and
bey called out the volunteer firemen.
No damage was done, but it was feared
the fire would -catch near-by build
ings and sprad over the block be
tween Washington, Haughton and
Warren Streets. Two tanks of water
were pumped direct front the truck in
'hecking the fire.
Averaging nearly one call each
week since the fall season began, the
local fire company apparently is in
ine for an active schedule during the
text several months. Cold weather is!
lerc, and the fire hazard is automatic]
ally increased, hut the citizens of the |
town are urged by hire C hief Henry
I). Harrison t<^exercise greater care in
landling fire and thereby help to low
er the property loss end add to the
lafety of human life.
Williamsfon has had no serious fire
luring the past 18 or more months,
ind the firemen earnestly ask the co
operation of the people in maintain
ing greater safety for property of all
County Board Education
To Hold Meeting Monday
The county hoard of education will
meet here next Monday, County Sup
erintendent J. C. Manning announc
ing that the board would offer for
sale several discarded school proper
ties and handle routine matters. The
meeting is the first held in two months.
SHOWN DUE TO
Those Cast Will Be in Na
ture of Confidence Vote
With no close contests scheduled
tor consideration '>>' tf\C VdWI1!* ill llfn
county, a very small vote is predicted
I in the 12 local precinct* next Tuesday,
? and probably what votes cast will be
offered as an expression of confidence
in the "New Deal." In fact that a
J lone should attract a good vote. It is
I believed the vote in the county next
Tuesday will be under 2.2(X), or just
|about two-third the size of that cast
jin the June 2nd primary this year,
j While quietness surrounds the elec
tion in this county, and in many parts
[of the state, there are some hitter con
Tests being waged throughout the
country, reports indicating that a rec
ord vote will be cast in many of the
states next Tuesday. While the regis
tration in this county is the mallest in
many years, one of the largest in
creases in the number of eligible vot
ers in recent years is reported for the
country, as a w hole.
The election ballot in this coun
I tv carries the names of only two Re
1 publican nominees, but there are
| spaces for the voters to add other
names if they care to do so.
The .township, county, state, and
congressional tickets are as follows;
H. U. Peel for justice of the peace
and Lucian J. Peel for constable in
Hear (Trass Township;
Onward J. Gay lord for constable in
?tluward 1'Y GrilTin fm constable i i
On the county ticket, Doime.il Gil-,
ham is unopposed tor solicitor of the
Gradeless, of Beaufort County is rep
resenting the Republicans in opposi
tion to Carl L. Bailey ami Robert L.
("oburn for the state senate from the
second senatorial district. Wheeler
Martin, Republican, IK epffosirtgf Hugh
(i Morton, Democrat, for the State
Mouse of Representative''
The following Democratic nominee >
for county offices are unopposed: L.
Bruce Wynne, for clerk of the super
ior court; C. B. Roebuck for sheriff;
J Sain Getsinger, for register of deeds;
Herbert O. Peel for judge of the re
corder's court; I . A Tiarrisonfor
(treasurer; S. R. Biggs for Coroner and
C. C. Fleming, Joshua L Coltrain, R.
I L. Perry, J F. Pope and Van G. Tay
lor for county commissioners. The
name of the county solicitor does not
appear on the ticket as the position is
filled -by appointment.?The?saw*?is?
1rue of the county board of education,
*+re?member* ? id?frbtH?body- being Bp-?
[pointed by the general assembly.
' The State ticket:
j Tor chief justice of supreme court:
1 Walter P. Stacy, Democrat; A. A.
' Whitener, Republican.
| For associate justices of supreme
1 court:?M irli.irl?Schrntk and?Hcriot
( larkson, Democrats; W. H. Fisher
and Willis (i. Briggs, Republicans
For treasurer: Charles M. Johnson,
| Democrat; Charles M. Hoover, Re
For utilities commissioner: Stanley
Winborne, Democrat; Calvin Zimmer
The following Democratic nominees
, are unopposed: For judge superior
court, third district: R. Hunt Parker;
judge, fourth district, Clawson L. VVil
Iiam.s; judge, seventh district, AV. C.
Harris; judge, eleventh district: John
H. Clement; judge, thirteenth district,
F. Donald Phillips, judge, fifteenth dis
trict, John M. Oglcsby; judge nine
teenth district: Pender A. McElroy;
judge, twentieth district, Grover C.
For judge, seventeenth district: J.
A. Rosseau, Democrat: W. C. Berry,
Judge, eighteenth district, J. Will
Plcss, jr., Democrat; J. Lee Lavender,
For member of Congress, first con
gressional district: Lindsay C. War
ren, Democrat; R. Clarence Doiier,
Missionary Meeting Will
Be Held In Greenville
The ninetieth session of the North
Carolina Christian Missionary con
vention wtH he hehj in Trrecnvllle neat
week, beginning on the seventh and
continuing through the ninth. Sev
eral preachers of national reputation
have been assigned parts on the three
The local Christian church as well
as all other churches of the same de
nomination in this county are plan
ning to send delegates to the con