Skip to Content
North Carolina Newspapers

The enterprise. volume (Williamston, N.C.) 1899-201?, July 23, 1940, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Watch Th. Label Paper. Aa It Carriea Your Subacription a THE ENTERPRISE Advcrtiaara Will Plod Our Col umn* A Latchkey To Ovur IjttO Home* Of Martin County. VOLUME XLIII?NUMBER 59 William,ton, Martin County, North Carolina, Tueuioy, July 23. 1940. ESTABLISHED 1899 Attempt Made To Rob Operator Of Filling Station Bandits Flee After Firing Shot At Mark Chesson Here Saturday Night Playing the role of Jesse James and his brother but without the aid of a horse or two, two colored men, their faces masked, attempted to hold up Mr Mark Chesson and rob his filling station on West Main Street here about 10:30 o'clock last Saturday night. To add color to the bold act. one of the bandits fired upon Mr. Chesson. the shot going between him and his son. Will Ches son. Going to the station front door, one of the bandits knocked and when the operator started out he was greeted by the two men who held two guns on him. They advised him to stick up his hands and turn over his mone ywithout delay. In reply Mr. Chesson said. "Go away from here and stop messing with me." Hearing the commotion, Mr Ches son's son. Will, came out and he frightened the men As they went I around the corner of the station, one of the two bandits turned and fired. Fleeing from the station to the highway, the men ran to the railroad and started toward the rail trestle. Just as they started on the bridge they were met by Roosevelt Clem mons and his wife who screamed and frightened the men. They darted back and jumped from the railroad track and fell sprawling into a deep ditch. Climbing out of the ditch, the men regained their footing and tore through the woods Bloodhounds were brought here and placed on the trail, but after tracking them a short distance the hounds lost their lead, one report in dicating that the bandits boarded an automobile .and escaped. Officers worked on the case until late Sunday morning but were un able to make any visible progress. Mr. Chesson and his son stated that the men were colored, that while most of their faces were hooded their arms and hands and necks were exposed. The meager descrip tion was verified by Mrs. Chesson ing station door It was the first attempted hold-up reported in this county in recent months, and was about the only incident to mar the peace and quiet of the community during the past week-end. State Census Gain Is Estimated At More Than 400,000 Reports from 56 (^uunlirit To lal Jwrt Short of Two Million Raleigh?North Carolina', popu lation apparently increased more than 400,000 between 1930 and 1940, an unofficial compilation based on preliminary reports from SO counties indicated. The 50 counties had 1,907.084 per sons this year, compared with 1, 725,142 ten years, a net gain of 239, 089 people. Fifty-one counties show ed gains but five had slight losses, totaling 2,253. The population would be 428,000 ahead of 1930 if the entire state gained in proportion with the 50 counties, but most counties with in- j dustrial centers and larger cities | were included in the 58 The 1930 population was 3,185.148 Charlotte was given a population of 100,327. It was the first time that a North Carolina city had pass ed the 100,000-mark. Ten years ago Charlotte was listed at 82,075. Guilford barely held its place as the state's most populous county, the available figures indicated. The! county listed 152,218, a gain of 19,208 over its 133,010 ten years ago. Meck lenburg, growing along with Char lotte. had 150,857, an increase of 22, 888 to add to its 127,971 of 1930 The opinion was expressed In of ficial state circles that the popula tion gain assured North Carolina of another congressman. The five counties losing in pop ulation all were in the Northeastern Coastal region, Camden, Currituck, Gates, Hyde and Perquimans Cabarrus County apparently had the biggest percentage increase for the decade, adding an even 15,000 to its 1930 total of 44,331 to make the count 59,331, a gain of more than 34 per cent. The county also claimed the largest unincorporated city in the nation, the census listing Kan napolis with more than 25,000. Counties with industrial centers and larger cities showed the big gest population gains. These in cluded Buncombe, Cabarrus, Cald well, Durham. Guilford. Mecklen burg. Randolph. Rowan and Wake. Best gains in areas which arc prin cipally agricultural were in Duplin. Harnett, Haywood, Johnston, Pitt, Sampson and Wayne. The census bureau has not re leased any state-wide figures yet but county and eongreaaional dis trict tabulations given out were used to figure the state's estimated increase in population. General Crops Show Marked Improvement in Recent Days After being stunned by a long dry season .general crops in this sec tion have shown a marked improve ment during the past ten days with farmers now reporting a normal yield expectancy in most cases. While the corn crop was materially damaged by the dry season, the crop is now expected to produce a yield at least 80 per cent of normal Pea nuts are doing exceptionally well with the prospects brighter for the best cotton crop in years. Tobacco, broken and generally re tarded ten days ago. is now meeting in the rows. While the crop is con siderably later than usual, it is ex pected to average close to 900 pounds to the acre. The leaf is now begin ning to ripen, and harvesting work is getting underway on a fairly large scale. However, harvesting work will hardly reach a peak in this county before next week. "Pullings" have been light this week, as a rule, but in those cases where the crop was transplanted early the farmers are fairly well advanced with their harvesting work. Dry weather is again threatening some sections of the county, but it is causing no great concern as most of the crops are already made Light showers falling in the vicinity of Williamston last Saturday and Sun day afternoons made for good sea sons and garden and field crops con tinue to show a marked improve ment. Successfully withstanding boll weevil attacks, cotton offers the greatest promise possibly of any crops in the county. Farmers, re sorting to the poisoning methods rec ommended by agricultural depart ments, controlled the weevil and favorable weather conditions have combined to make the season an ideal one for the crop. Expect Show Down in European W ar Shortly SEES DARK OUTLOOK r>r. Thomas S. Gates, n.., [ dent Of University of Peansyl leader. *cUv" Episcopal church ss; can be rallied and sustained. Church Attendance Shows Cain Sunday hi Spite oi the Heat i ? . Holmeat) Church IIuh Kccoril 1 Altenduiicc I'pon |tH Night Scry ire ? I - "rSUi 'S:" J SundaT't^e ^rd'w * u'ente [ "'"'Paces favorably with that <,f .0erh;rtodSTn^S ^ on dearth latest institution s," * , Berm 1(1 be at least eon. * , . , attendance Tl,e church I K <th Wi"'am?ton are^giving" it" I worfd that ?h L ln,t'tution in the rid that holds within its tenets the solution for all the world's ills If America ch^.u ?_ . ""M r# * ? ne world s ills w.thmF,ftha rSh,OU'd ever troubled .Mur^,Hn?!r.ninS'.7? assured that they will tiectednthe ?l thnSe Wh? haVl' ne' fleeted the church. Many are of the opinion today, that America has iU?Chn.t,eanr M?m thHS" Wh? e"j?y and .h blesatngs and freedom ! and ahow an indifference for the one SKiTE tha' has made them possiDie, than it has to four fr,^ i any other group or groups | for'nlhe WOrld ever made safe y keeo 0,t[a^y V " t0 P''rmanent Z. 1 u freedom, it will be ac ?"nin8thed, ?n,y ,by th<^ w to. mil in their own lives the teachings I Pri-'P'7 Of the word of God Behold below the small number of Wm'n' :h? ar" holding the We pwnl " together and whose presence in our midst has made Wil ..meton wh , j( ,s lna:p?d*fW^ larger number who seem to have ?i.gr:rd ,or decpncy or Church r hri.fi lv 4 85 18 ?hrUtlan M 4 65 I a Episuupal-?-- 12? ^ Holiness 121 ? Method.*. . 180 275 Methodist 66 Presbyterian 26 '8 58 47 28 I?UU ?? 26 416 IM Prev week 440 33 363 289 Alleged Bootlegger It Arretted In Jametville Willie Hopkins, alleged bootlegger ^ JLrepUUl,on' was arrested at his home in Jamesvillr last sSatur day night by A.B.C. Officer J jf Hoebuck and Deputy Bill Haialin Hopkins, colored, had a gallon ? 'rZJ'Z"J5, ""3 WjSJE.ssa.?-' ?00nT5.e"n^"lired th' *um of Sued tor trZ ,MTt Hopkins i, MoX 'n th' Count* ??? Phoney Peace Terms Offered By Hitler Are Insult To Justice ??? Grriiiuiiy Mukc- Krinlv for At tack Even While Hitler I itlkn An Eni|ilv Peace Reaching a stalemate following! the crumbling of France, the Eu ropean war is now slated for a show down shortly, according to views expressed by many observers and reports coming out of the war-torn territory. One report says Hitler is waiting for the moon to go down before attempting to strike at the heart of the great Brititsh Empire, but it is evident that even while Hitler talked of an impossible peace last Friday his power machine was ' rolling fiiriimrd-SHi, HHHTV fronts 4n ish Isles. Centering its work on preparing | a strong defense. England has not of fered to carry the war into foreign I territory Her leaders have been in tent to meet the invading hordes on the home grounds While England is preparing to meet the invaders, | the German hordes move swiftly and surely in the out-of-way places in preparation for the attack Pus , sibly no attempt will be mart., pn. mediately to land troops on the Isles, but there is much activity in Spain where German soldiers are said to be moving in great numbers Possibly an attack will be directed against Gibraltar and other points vital to English commerce in an at tempt to tighten the economic bloe ade against Britain. There is talk of an enlarged German submarine fleet, small torpedo boats and in creased air power, all of which may be loosed on England before an in vasinn i- actually attempted The lines are being tightly drawn j for action of one kind or another. Lord Halifax, British foreign sec retary, said in an address yesterday that Great Britain will fight on un ? til Hitler's mad plans lor Europe are completely shattered and the liberties of all nations are restored. Prime Minister Churchill, in an ad dress today, supported the Halifax | declaration, leaving future action up to German's mad beast Laird Halifax said, "Quite plainly, unless the greater! part of the world has entirely mis read his speech, his picture of Eu rope is one of Germany lording it over these people whom he has de prived of freedom We remain unmoved by threats." laird Halifax spoke gravely of Hitler's threat that, unless Britain submits to his military might, he will destroy not only the British Isles but the British Empire. In every part of Britain . there is only one spirit, a spirit of | indomitable resolution," he said He admitted that "this struggle | may cost us everything" but that the peoples of the British common wealth, along with those who love truth, justice and freedom, will nev er accept this new world of Hitler's." ?Hitler mgy plant the sw..tib. where he will, but unless he can sap the strength of Britain the founda tions of his empire are built on sand. (Continued on page six) SINGERS | Twelve youthful singers of the Odd Fellows' Orphan Home. Golds bo ro, will appear in a spec ial concert In the Baptist Church here on Friday evening at eight o'clock, it was announced today by Mrs. Joseph Kaaon. president of the Junior Woman's Club Which organisation Is sponsor ing the program. No admimton fee is charged, and the general pnblle la cor dially invitod and urged to hear Mr. George W Newell spent Sun day in Mildred J. J. Gregory, of Windsor, was in town last week. Reuben James. Jr . of Bethel, was | in town last week. Mr Don Gilliam spent Sunday | and Monday at home Herbert Taylor, of Bethel, was in | town last week attending court Thunderstorm Monday night ac companied by rain and lightning Rev. Mr. Wingate will preach at the Episcopal Church Friday night | at 8 o'clock. Miss Hattie Harrell left Tuesday I morning for Baltimore She will be| gone several weeks. Miss Maggie Brown and Mrs An nie Andrews, of Goose Nest, were in town Tuesday Mrs. A T. Crawford, who has been confined at the hospital in Balti more returned home last week Mrs. J Paul Simpson was visiting in Everetts last week as the guest of Mr. J D Simpson's family Mrs. G W. Blount left last week for the North to buy her Spring Mil linery and other goods. Mr D. W Lewis was in town sev eral days this week, and came in the office to renew his subscription. Miss Alys V. Lutz, the popular daughter of C. D. Carstarphen, re turned to Baltimore last Thursday night Faculty Positions In County Schools Are Almost Filled More Than 1(H) White Teach cru Are Under Contract For Coming Term Faculty positions in the several Martin County white schools were announced virtually filled today by the office of the board of education, the superintendent explaining that there are now only three vacancies and that contracts are pending in those cases. The number of teach??r? in th?> TTtTtte "schools remains virtually the same as it was last year. Two schools gained ^n extra teacher, but a third lost one, giving the county 109 white teachers against 108 a year ago. Ad dition# to the teaching personnel are being made to the Farm Life ele mentary department and to the high school at Oak City. An ele mentary teacher was dropped from the personnel at Everetts when at tendance figures dropped below a certain point. ? The turnover in the teaching per sonnel is comparatively small, but the office of the superintendent stat ing that only twenty new teachers will make their appearance in the term. The names of 106 of the 109 white teachers to be "employed in the county schools follow: Williamston, 25?I). N. Hix, Mrs. Lillian A Edwards, Nancy Dunn, J. R. Barrett, Sam Edwards, C. B. Toxey, Jr., Irene Micelle, Bettie Mayo F.vprptt, Mrs C?B?Hansel 1, Mary Whitley, M B. Dunn, Mildred Crawford, Frances Fowler, Katherine Bradley, Dorcas Knowles, Lela B. Bunting, Ruth Manning, Mary Ben son, Estelle Crawford, Rebecca Knight, Grace Talton, Ciarine Duke, Kathryn Mewborn. Robersonville, 20?L. W Ander son, Ruth Fain Moser, Raymond E. Snipes, Josephine Mahler, Rebecca Webb, Maxine Clark, Jeasie Richard son, Georgia Sugg, E. W. Rochester, Irene F. James, L. Dennis Marlowe, Marvin Everett, Lena Briggs, Ethel McKeel, Sallie M Prevatte, Millie J. Roebuck, Leona Moore, Louise Dixon, Minnie Hobbs, Minnie Coch ran. Everetts, 7?J- Q. Patrick, Cleo James, Alma Lewis, Doris Everett, Georgia Moore, Margaret Palmer, (Continued on page six) County Welfare Itoaril In Regular Meet Cunt Week Ten needy persons were added to the relief rolls in this county last week when the Martin County Wel fare Board approved applications for seven aged persons and three for de pendent children. Several of the ap plications received consideration by the mere fact that four old persons had been removed from the list by death during the past few weeks Messrs, E. C. Shoe, chairman; Rob ert Everett and Mrs. Wheeler Mar tin, members of the board, were present for the meeting. Asa J. Manning Accepts Agency For General Tiret Asa J. Manning, proprietor of the Sinclair Service Station, has ac cepted the agency In this commun ity for General tires. "After han dling tires for ten years, I decided to swing to Generals," the new deal er said, adding that he was convinc ed that Generals would measure up to the expectations of his customers. An unusually large stock of the new tires is being unloaded at the station on the corner of Main and Smithwick Streets today. Three-Year Production Control Program Is Adopted by Tobacco Farmers At Polls Last Saturday Farmers Of Martin County Give Plan Substantial Vote (Irower* Voluntarily Kally T Support of Program ami Put It Arrow Proving in years past that they could be depended upon in times of stress. Martin County farmers again maintained that reputation lust Sat urday when they went to the polls and east an overwhelming vote for a three-year tobacco control pro gram. two districts. Hamilton and Gold Point, giving the measure solid vote While the vote was not as large as had been hoped for. it ranked with the best in percentage and proved that the "farmer""WTttr proper information at his hand can be depended upon in a real crisis such as the one that faced the to bacco-growing territories Reports from the eleven voting dis tricts state that the tobacco farmers, as a rule, voluntarily rallied to the support of the program and went to work early to pile up an early ma jority and maintain it throughout the day. No trouble was reported and voting was without incident through out the county, several of the refer endum officials stating that the op position. in most cases, was secret ly expressed. Some missionary -work was necessary in a few instances, but just a reminder was all that was necessary. While the program was carried by more than 86 per cent. Martin County piled up a vote of 2.885 for a three-year program, fifteen for a one-year program and 38 votes against any kind of a program, 98.7 of the farmers having expressed themselves as favoring-ibe 1<nvg-term plan. Comparatively few vnt?'? wpw challenged.?the county?committee said following a canvass of the vole in the agricultural building Monday morning A record of the county vote by districts, follows 3-yr. 1-yr. No 115 0 0 260 4 12 331 1 4 112 I 2 306 I 5 118 0 0 -366? 1 1 Robersonville 430 3 10 Hasscll 145 I 1 Williamston and Poplar Point 441 1 1 Griffins 327 2 3 TOTALS 2885 15 39 Unusual Theft At Slaughter House A unique stealing scheme was saul to have been uncovered at Rober son's Slaughter House, near here, last week. The firm buys large quantities of hogs and?rattle,?making?it almost impossible to keep up with every head. Last week the owner, D. M Roberson, weighed in a shipment and tuft a short time later for -a-bua* iness trip in Tennessee A man whose identity has not yet been determined, learned Mr Roberson had left town and he went into ac tion. According to reports, the man slipped into one of the pens during a lull period in the receiv ing department and drove the hogs around to th* weighing station. An assistant was called and he weigh - ed . the hogi for a actorid 11me and issued a settlement slip The man got his check and left. Later in the afternoon, an em ployee of the company recognized the hogs and explained that they were making a second trip from the weighing station. Assistants learned that the check had been cashed. Officers were call ed and an investigation is now un derway^ ^hnntiani Srhviul" LomL Prayer Meeting Service The last mid-week service for a period of several weeks will be held in the Wiiliamston Christian Chureh Thursday evening at 8:00 when the pastor speaks on the sub ject, "Adorning your Religion." LADIES' NIGHT Ijdin' night will be observed at the direction of the club man agement, Mr. J. Kaaon l.llley, in the local baseball park Thurs day night of this week when. Uw Martins meet the Greenlee at 1:15 o'clock. A special invitation is boing extended the ladice, end they are urged to bring their hue bands and friends. Firsl (arload Of Baskets Shift/ted II v Local Factory After shipping millions of feet of timber for the manufacture of baskets in the North. WU liamston last Saturday shipped its first carload of finished bas kets north for distribution among apple growers. The bas kets. manufactured by the (iold man Package Manufacturing Company in its recently com pleted factory here, were ship ped by rail to the firm's distri bution warehouses in Cilassboro. New Jersey. The shipment was made up of 3.600 baskets and 12,768 heads, the shipment being among the first manufactured by the new plant here last week. Production is being gradually increased at the plant, and daily shipments will start moving out of the factory within the next few days. Local People Are Talking About the Weather Just Now riu-riliollM-tt'r llradiiiy lliyli A? 103 in Sliaili Villi 121 in Siiii ? It's the weather again. And just as usual there is a lot of talk about it, but no one seems to be doing anything about it Not quite two weeks ago, we were talking almut?the d r.y?weather, some disagreeing as to its effect on end vvtis felt, and some ventured to cold month. Possibly there would be frost and a few snow flakes. As the weather turned to the hot side and the mercury started climbing to dangerous heights last Friday, the population was agreed that the wea ther was hot Temperatures were clocked at 99 Saturday in the shade, and on Sunday the mercury scam pered right on up to 103 in the shade, unofficial reports deelaring corded. Yesterday. the mercury dropped hack a fraction and hov ered around the 100 mark during the afternoon. There was little relief to be had from the slight drop in tem perature, however,?and the?w ea ther man is slow in promising any immediate relief. 'Hiere has been some talk of a slight change tomor row and more than an even break for sweltering humanity about Thursday. The promises are not at all definite, and those who have ex prrieneril I hi- heal here during t hi past few days feel certain that it will require a week to cool off. Starting just this side of the Rock ies, the heat wave has gripped a large portion of the eastern half of the nation Scores have died from the heat, and quite a few7 seeking refuge in streams and at the beaches have lost their lives by drowning. While the people talk, cotton and other crops are growing, and every now and then there's u fellow who withholds all complaint and daring ly says he is enjoying the weather. Possibly that fellow and others like him remember last winter when ev erything was shrivering and fuel bills were tearing up the family bud get. Oak City Garden Project Success Among the several WPA garden canning projects, tin- one at Oak City is said to Be attracting much attention. Mr. H. M Ainaley, principal of Oak City white school, wishes to take this opportunity to ihank the people Gt th> Oak City community for their cooperation in furnishing fertilizer and other supplies for the WPA school garden. The garden has been very success ful and around 300 quarts have al ready been- ca mud. This- is Just a beginning as there are 2000 toma to plants on which the fruit is just beginning to ripen People in the community who have quart or one half gulion glass jars they will do nate or lend are urged to get in touch with Mi Amsley at once. He wilt call for the jars. A record of those loaned will be kept. A two acre garden is being culti vatedjzrtul the canning is being done in. the lunch room. This room is he ing renovated at present so that a good cafeteria will be ready for service when school opens. People of the Oak City commun ity are cordially invited to visit both garden and canning center. Farmers In Six | States Favoml TkmsYear Plan Size of \t?lc unit Majority \re Key oik I Kxportationn of I Fjirtti Lrailgr, | ? Jt'^CC'L'armers ln slx l. ft , , d"ubt "? mind* i.f aaricul tural leaders ,hilt Uu.v w,.rw I'j? ??'? 'h?. nut SwS - ih.f?."m''rS ,h'' slx s'ates threw their support to the measure, each of the producing areas giving the pro Pimmi m!"' 'h"" 'h,i lw"-thirds ma Wh I A , n,'Xt thr"' years Whi le Alabama gave the three Mar plan a KM) per cent support the heavy vote was cast m North Caro' Itna where a support, figured right ill hef tent was recorded The to ta vote, based on virtually complete returns, gave the three-year pro main 159,788 votes, the ...... plan. 3.354 votes, with the opposition stab's 23?2" V'""S Th' ?te by S Ce . S5S. Virginia 12.!,9 ' 392 3 337 South Car ,?.2u4 44f "JJ Kosirgia 18,159 551 2 374 J ""da 2.555 52 ',07 Alabama H4 ? AAA officials heralded the huge majority for control not only as a VUtc i?f cinifi.l . , . _ ""i univ as a warn'bul' l' "" 'h<' AAA "ro ?ram but us _a_ jnuvt* _tn avmi pnr,. unpi bins*. V.f V "orul Cl?P~ lapM of foreign trade as ;| a.suU (lf r. irinio'ii. M 1 1,1 j tobaco > surplus ~ KuruiK.au war Individual acreage allotments will " "'itrs "f IM-41 sold Without penalty. Tobacco sold horn acreage 1,1 excess of allotments pay a marketing penalty of 10 , cents a pound. Hy extending control to cover pro duetto,, 11, 1941. 1942 and 1943 to hami growers accepted government assurance that the price for 1940 to bacco will be stabilized II, spite of surpluses and war effects. ?J ft- Hulson. assistant AAA ad nunislraioi, assured the?glowers 7 thioughout the belt that under 3 l c""tro' th<" government will make the necessary purchases of the" 4*9 c" keep fall prices at UieJjbg-average received last year ISO l it, CmrilninVTTlmTTr-TTnTj-TX? e-stunated at 458.540.000 pou^dT ^ t'" ?*ross a! Th at last year's price aver am I he six State belt has predict "J^rSt 1^6,000.000 (tounds <" .1 $101,400,000 crop. I, r""?'ol advocates had predicted 11 " 'al'hie 01 wilee year control ? would mean a price decline?2 or 3 vents per pound 111 ihe case of one 00(1 onn''i"IUl U"d '"'ssibly a $23, producti,,nS Uf l,nrt'str'c'ed ?Curr,nl tobacco ills had their be ginning with the 1939 crop for which inn-ol failed ?,e referendum of ?ThkmI "K "KU (;row".s plant _j^Jt55^000_acre? in this State and ^ ?>r'x"u"rf Ihe unpre cedented peak crop of 1,159,320.000 wl'"'1' l,,fl a surplus 50 per (Continued on page six) Plan Special Event At Fort Raleigh Manteo- The 150th anniversary of the United States Coast Guard?the oldest branch of the government service?will be commemorated here in a four-day celebration beginning Friday, August 2nd, at Fort Raleigh in connection with the 3S3rd anni versary of. the establishment of the Roanoke Island colonies and the fourth season of Paul Green's epic drama "The Lost Colony." Though the anniversary falls on Sunday, August 4th, the exercises will bhgin Friday with an elaborate exhibit of modern and historic life saving equipment, thrilling capsize races and rescue demonstrations, and a welcoming address by North Car olina's Democratic nominee for gov ernor, John Mevillc Broughton. Hia Lost Colony chorus will give a pro gram Sunday morning dedicated to the memory of the heroic figures in the Coast Guard service of this area. Highlight ut the celebration will be the arrival Monday of Admiral R. R. Wuesche, commandant of the Coaat Guard, who will fly here from New York to participate in the commem orative ceremoniea. The remainder of the day will feature rowing races and massed demonstration flights. The celebration will then be contin ued in Elizabeth Citjl where Con gressman Lindsay Warren, as the principal speaker, will dedicate the service's magnificent new air baae.

North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.

Digital North Carolina