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The enterprise. volume (Williamston, N.C.) 1899-201?, September 03, 1940, Page 6, Image 6

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Local Mart Looks Much Better Than The Reports Sound (Continued from page one) way around and are making good sales on the market. In fact, any grower with tobacco of fair quality is receiving a fair but no extremely high averages Preliminary reports coming in from other markets point to a fair ly uniform price throughout the belt, excepting the extremes which wre^ Common in the early market reports Averages, ranging from $15 to $21 60 per 100 pounds, were reported with the general price figure standing close to $15.94 for the belt, as a whole, according to reports reach-1 ing here. Greenville was averaging right at 16 cents up until noon, according to the Daily Reflector in a report re leased early this afternoon Wilson, with three million pounds on its floors, reported a similar av erage for the first 89 piles sold A | price average on such a narrow base I v> ill likely vary Go ids Oar o reported -an a\ erage of 19.9 for the first 3.625 pounds sold Washington with 410,000 pounds ori I its floors reported a price range of 6 to 28 cents with the average stand ing at $18.05, a press report main tains First sales at cents. Rocky Mount, with no sales rang ing over- 25 "cents-during the early marketing period, reported -an^aver age of 17 cents Farmviile said its prices ranged around 18 cents. The high peak in the belt was claimed by Smithfield where an average of $21.60 was reported A late report, officially checked against sales made on two rows in a Williamston warehouse between 12 o'clock noon and the lunch hour, shows that 11,866 pounds were sold for $1,985.21. a resulting average of $16 73. Tobacco of better but still only fair quality was still ahead of the buyers at that time This latest figure as compared with the open ing sales a year ago is about $1 per hundred lower. Farmers were quick to compare their personal observations of the markets, and it was the general opin ion that prices, grade for grade con sidered, were- just as high on the Williamston market as they are any where' Coordinate Forces To Speed Lp Work On Repair Project (Continued from page one) fill to the other by the early part of next week. It is thought that reg ular traffic will follow within a few days. The- engineers have not ye t mentioned any definite date for re Upt'MMlg lilt" laUJl.nci^ | traffic, but it is an established fact j that the barricades will not remain up as '? ? s : many first predicted. t Th< progress M-hpdule. tentative > :.r.nounced yesterday is dependent , upon weather conditions and other | factoi Sight-seers-ha\< retarded ac tivities on several occasions, but for the most pa rt the op era! ions a re la7 - ing advanced on a smooth sched uh Anxious to ste tin louti leopen ed. WUIiamston people hav? lilter ferred very little with the progress. Patrolman Whit Saunders said. Additional forces art* being assign ed to the project, and today four bridge units' and ten prison groups were making progress The three-quarters of an inch of ? mi fniiing i. last aatamng bad a tendency to pack the dirt, reports stating that none of the new fill was washed. It was also pointed out that the rains "pepped up" the work Past Due Accounts To Be Advertised In Early Octobei (Continued from page one) Modlm's. An adjustment in the property valuation of Joseph Davis 111 James ville Township was ordered, the board placing the value at $600 Resolutions expressing the appre ciation of the board in behalf of Un people of the county, were prepared and ordered sent to the United States Coast Guard and the National Bed Cross. An appeal to the State Highway Commission, humbly urging that body lb rush re~pairi on The Roanoke River fill, was ordered by the com missioners with instructions for its immediate submission. Local Schools Are Readv For Opening Preparations are about complete j for the opening of the Wilhamston | schools on Thursday, September 5th Registrations have been completed for high school students, and an en rollment equal to that of last year is expected in both high and element y departments when students re I port at 8:30 on opening day Faculty I members are arriving in Williams i ton today to prepare for the new term Conferences are scheduled for tomorrow morning and afternoon at which times details of srtroriT~urgan~ I i/atiuji will be discussed and plans I made for the year's work. M i I...( \ McGuire of Paintsville, I Kentuck> will head tin new Indus j trial Art> department in Williams | ton High School. Mr. McGuire at j tended Berea College and Morehead State Teachers College, of Kentucky, j and has eight years' experience in ; public school work. It is expected that Mi McGwire's work will be a valuable addition to the local high school While the details of the In dustrial Arts courses await the ar ? rival of Mi McGuire, plans are be* 1 nig made to offer the work to a group of eighth and ninth grade boys and to a group of older boys who have dropped out of school. As children return to the class rooms next Thursday, motorists are urged to exercise special care usually parents, and th? reminder of school opening should serve as a "note o! caution to them. Fiesh~frem vacation, the hundreds of youngs ters will cross Williamston's streets and may not he as alert as at a fu ture date. The School Boy Safety Patrol will be reorganized within 'the next few days, but old members will be at their posts Thursday, Chil dren and parents are urged to coop erate in making this a safer school year Prominent County Fanner Dies Near Here Last Sunday (Continued from page one) ern area of Bear Grass Township, a short distance from Commissioner R. L Perry^Lihprm* on the Washing ton Highway As a small-scale farm'* er ,he gave his work personal atten tion and in tlie course of years was ranked among that group of citizens who lived at home, met their obli gations promptly and contributed to the 'welfare of society. Mr. Rogers, highly respected by all who knew h|m for his sincerity of purpose, was one of the founders of the Hayes Swamp Church in Griffins Town ship. In its service he was faithful, giving butli of his time and means for its support. Mr Rogers was a valuable neigh bor. a thoughtful husband and re spected father He walked humbly in the sight of his maker and held a clear heart before his fellowman. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the home at 2 30 < 'clock by Elders B S. Cowin, A H A; ers and W. E. Grimes. In 1. riMi iit was in the family burial ground at the home place Mi Rogers is survived by his wi How old, five sons. Hqrmond, Pear ly. Johnnie. David R. and William, and two daughters, Mrs. Dalton Rob rrsnrr and Nellie Rogers-nil of Martin COUftty Former Resident Of Oouiity Passes In Lvneldmrt;. Ya. (Continued from page one) thers. Dr. W. S. N. Calhoun, Judge Nathan M Calhoun and Dr Leoni das F. Calhoun, all of Louisiana, pre ceded her in death Among the rel tives surviving other than her grand daughter are. two nephews. R. D. Calhoun and W F Calhoun, of Louis iana. Mrs Yarrell is remembered in this community as a Christian wo man. possessed of a sweet charac ter and understanding. She number - ed a large circle of friends among the old and the young^n this com munity. and she was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She was a devoted and faithful member of the Methodist Church for a long number of years, and her high Christians ideals and culture had a marked effect upon those with whom she came in contact. After she moved her residence to Greensboro* Mrs. Yarrell enjoyed her visits back to Williamston and renewing acquaint ances. LET ME FILE YOFR SAWS AND fix your clocks L. M Brown, Jamesville, N. C s3-4t Have You Seen the 3 Mystery Pigs in Clark's Drug Store Window? Thirty-Four Schools Have A Total Of 201 Teachers This Year (Continued from page one) peak was reached last term," J. C. Manning, superintendent of the county system, said this morning Last year 3.286 children enrolled in the ten white schools as follows: School Ele. High Total Jariesvilli 325 116 441 Fdrm Lift 150 58 208 Bear Or. 228 65 293 Wilhamston 585 207 782 Everett*?? 258' 253 iobecaohvUfe 311 297 608 Gold Point 64 64 Hassel! 55 55 Oak City 232 165 397 Hamilton 175 175 2378 908 3286 Approximately 3.750 are expected to enroll in the colored schools, the superintendent explaining that ev ery 0m1 of the twenty-four school plants would have as many as it can handle, and that some would have more than they can handle. There have been quite a few changes in the teaching iliel'SUiuiel, - but the number of teachers remains virtually the same with some schools losing a teaching and others gain ing ope Several new courses of instruction -art, hninf r .ffprin some of the schools thisjlej'm for the first time, the new curnculum including a man ual art* dt-t>urtment in the William ston plant Teacher assignments were an nounced complete last week-end when Miss Hodges, of Asheville, ac cepted a position made vacant by a last-minute resignation in the Rob ersonville school, and when Profes sor Lacy McQuire, of Paintsville, Ky., agreed to take over the new manual aits department in William ston Propose Decrease In Train Service Kinston and other points along the route to Rocky Mount and those between Washington and Par mele are about to lose their passen ger train service, the Atlantic Coast Line- Railroad Company having ap plied to the Utilities Commission for permission to discontinue the trains. A mixed service between Parmele and Washington will also be dis continued if the company's request is granted Kinston recently notified the au thorities that the proposal would be contested : ? Possibly passenger service on the Coast Line's Plymouth branch would have been discontinued anyway, but it is recalled how the towns in this section were literally "sold out" by a certain organization working out of Kinston And now it is Kinston's fight, and if the same arguments are advanced there as were advanced by the Coast Line on this route, Len oir people will have to depend en tirely on Highway Commissioner Webb's new roads. Seed Is Available For Flood Areas The State Colleeg Extension Serv hat compiled-a?Usl of sources ol surplus Irpumr and small grain seed available for the drought and flood stricken areasof North Carolina. A copy of this list has been placed in the hands of every county farm agent in the State. John W Goodman, assistant ex tension director, acted promptly when it wail evident that the? dry weather 111 July and the heavy rains and floods in August had destroyed thousands of acres of food and feed crops, and many bushels of stored seed. Hi' called upon extension agents to report on seed surpluses in their counties. The survey showed that there are available 124,835 bushels of oat seed, 61.232 bushels of wheat, 18, 500 bushels of barley, 1,000 bushels of rye, 30.000 pounds of crimson clover. 17.000 pounds of Italian rye grass, and 5.000 pounds of vetch. "Farmers who have lost a part of their corn and hay crops should im mediately communicate with their county farm agent and learn the sources of this surplus seed." Good man said This is the planting sea son for small grains and winter cov er crops in most of the State, and even in areas where the drought and floods did not cause any damage, it is wise to have some of these crops growing to protect and enrich the soil during the winter thonths." The extension leader said that 11 varieties of oats, three varieties of wheat, three of barley and Abruzzi rye are available. "* Farm Life School Set For Owning ?> The Farm Life school will open Thursday. September 5th, for the 1940-41 term. The faculty will be as follows: Miss Betty Haywood, first and sec ond grades: Mrs B. T. Woolard, third grade. Miss Dorothy Whitehurst, fourth and fifth grades: Miss Mar gurite Cooke, sixth grade; Mrs. Frank Wilkens, seventh grade: Mr. J. C. Perry," of Chesterfield, S. C., will replace Mr. D. T. Ward, former coach and high school teacher; Mrs. R P. Martin will teach English and French in the high school, and Mr. R. P. Martin, principal. There will be a meeting of the teachers Wednesday morning at ten o'clock. Farm Life school is looking for ward to a most successful year. THE EDUCATIONAL MONTH On The Farm and in The Home SS7L \n w?* S&ptem&e/i September came and Pete and Polly But first there came the Coadf Were somewhat at a lost to know Fair If they should reel cast down or Jolly. With Iota of hif h grade thing* on For back to school they both must go; view? At that they knew they should be There were 4-H exhibits there Curninc And interesting lectures, too. Their intellects to thoughts of All this was high class preparation learning. For pointing up book education. With summer on the wane, State College specialists recommend the following good farming practices for September, the first autumn month of the year: Plant winter grazing crops now, says Earl H. Hostetler. professor of animal husbandry. Italian rye grass or any of the cereal grains make rxcellrnt grazing for all kinds of livestock during the winter and early spring. The grazing will be improved and the period extended if white Dutch clover or crimson clover is seeded with the grain or grass. Ellis Vestal, extension swine spec ialist, says many pigs are farrowed in September. But before farrowing time, put the brood sow in a field that has been cultivated since any hogs ranged over it. Never let pigs go to old hog lots or pens. Keep thern on clean land until they weigh at least 100 pounds Vestal also says a sow worth feeding should have a good farrowing house. County agents have blueprints of these houses which any grower may obtain September is a good month to plant pastures, recommends John Arey, extension dairyman. It is one of the most favorable months of the year, since seedings made now will get off to a good start during the fall and winter This will enable them to withstand better the drouths of summer, a fact which is not al ways true of pastures planted in the spring. In planting, Arey recom mends good land with the seed bed pulverized to a depth of three inches, 300 to 400 pounds per acre of a high grade fertilizer mixture, and grasses and legumes suited to soil and cli matic conditions. Cotton should bo picked just as Anticipate Large Cotton Crop Gain Cotton, ranking at the bottom of all crops in value during the past decade in this county, is regaining a strong foothold in agricultural cir cles' this season, according to a re port coming from Johnny Kubanks over in Hassell. According to estimates offered by Mr. Kubanks his .section is making nrcnaral inns ti> inn inst nhnnt si* times as much cotton as was ginned last season. In 1939, 143 bales of cot ton, about one-fourth produced in the county, was ginned in Hassell. This year the production will ap proximate 800-1000 bales. While there has been a slight in crease in aereage?planted?to the crop, Mr. Eubunks says that the large yield is attributable to three facts, a cold winter, a dry June and molasses mopping. Business Continues To Show Increase Pick-ups in employment, due to defense work getting underway, con tinue to produce larger and larger "reflections" in increased sales Af partment store sales averaged six per cent over corresponding weeks of 1939, the gain moved up to 10 per cent two weeks ago?and last week went on up to 15 Indications are the months of August, as a whole, will show the widest margin of gain ov er 1939, of any month this year If it hits 10 per cent, the Federal Re serve Board's adjusted index of such sales would be 97 per cent of the 1923-25 average?and that would be the highest for any month since way back in the spring of 1931. Total revenue freight loadings for the na tion's railroads hit a new high mark for the year last week?a fraction better than 10 per cent above the same week last year. Funeral Held Monilay For Father Of Local Teacher Funeral services were held yes terday afternoon in the Benson Meth odist Church for George Monroe Benson, father of Miss Mary Benson, a teacher in the Williamston schools for the past several years. Mr. Ben son, 87, died at his home in Benson Sunday morning. Hevival Begin* Wednesday Evening At Vernon Church Revival services will begin Wed nesday night at 7:30 o'clock and ex tend through the following week at the Vernon Methodist Church, Rev. Daniel Boone has announced. soon as It dries out, says Paul Kime, Experiment Station agronomist, in a bit of timely advice at the begin ning of "cotton-pickin'" time. The first open bolls usually contain much moisture and if picked before the lint is fluffy, the seed cotton will be sunned or spread out in the cot ton house and stirred with a fork each day. If possible, hold from one to two weeks, since green cotton gin cuts easily. September is the beginning of the annual season for fairs, so H. R. Nis wonger, Extension Service horticul turist, advises farm families to get their exhibits c>f fruits and vege tables ready now. He says fruit to be exhibited should be picked and handled with extreme care, keeping j in mind that the best fruit for show purposes is found near the top of the tree. Don't pick the largest speci mens but those which are typical of I the variety. Then wrap each one in paper and pack snugly. Vegetables for exhibit should be free from blemishes, clean and fully matured. Jack Rowell, extension entomo 1 logist, adds this suggestion to the September list: Tobacco fields should be plowed and planted good cover crop to aid in the control of tobacco insects. This will prevent the developmetn of tobacco suckers which furnish a food supply for hordes of flea beetles, horn worms, bud worms, and other insects until frost. If the development of suckers is preventedy most of the tobacco in sects will go into hibernation so weak they cannot emerge the fol lowing spring to lay eggs for a crop of new pests to harass growers in 1941. Cotton farmers should follow the same practice to fight boll weev ils | FLOOD W ATERS Thr old Roanoke continues In flood state at this point, but Its fall of nine and one-half feet since August 22 reduces its cur rent news value to a low point. The stream, now sis inches over its banks, frequently rises to that point and higher levels nearly every month in the year. During the past 24 hours the river has been on a stand at 10.5 feet, the stream failing only three inches In the preceding 4S hours, Bridgekeeper Hugh Sprulll said today. No high wa ter has been officially reported at Weldon recently. Income Of American People Shows Rise According to official estimates by the Department of Commerce, the income of the American people dur ing the first seven months of the year was two billion dollars higher than for the same period in 1939 . . In fact, it was the highest for any comparable period in the whole de cade of the '30's. At the same time the cost of living, taking it on a na tional average, has not risen at a comparable rate That means, oth er things being equal, the average housewife today can spend a larger proportion of her income on non-es sential consumer goods. She can have some costume-jewelry doo-dads for her winter coat?or get a couple of extra permanent waves?or an extra bottle of milk daily?or thick cream on top of the apple pie on Sunday. "Wallop" Index Is Introduced In U. S. Most of us are familiar with the Gallup Poll, but now we have the "Wallop" Index. Wallop is not the name of a man, however, as is Gal lup, but the word used last week by Publisher Willard Chevalier, of Business Week magazine to describe the punch which a nation's citizens collectively pock. And America's Wallop Index, based on its capacity to produce the goods essential to carry on a modern war, is nearly two and half times that of Germany, even with all the Nazis' conquered territories. Col. Chevalier said. "Stacked up against the totalitarian powers, the United States still has the edge despie the recent indus rial and agricultural acquisitions of Hitler and his axis partners," is hl< reassuring message. a Twenty-five per cent of the per sons killed in traffic accidents in this state from January to July, 1940, were driving at the time they were killed. BuiJding And Loan Association Opens 47th Stock Series ??? (Continued from page one) the usocution The'office is locat^H tn the Branch Banking and Trust Company building Sa?r?y?7r?WU'0E.n uriii u ? l~2c. 25c, and 50c stock . l lssued An individual need not be the recipient of a large salary ?eC'^U"d'n? "nd loan The installments can be paid weeklv or monthly and thoa wiih a luffed income can purchase as taw ^ ?^SLnCd the a8aoc!atJOf> was conceiv-1 ed and organized in 1914, not one I penny has been lost by a stockhold er. Few losses have been sustained I by the association. Very few homes have been foreclosed since 1914 and hese small losses were absorbed ?y the association wthout even affect IX '"terplt r?te on running or paid-up shares. * The interest rate paid by the Mar tin County Building and Loan Asso state0" I? ?n<> the highest m the state and according to the State Do rotate lRaUigh assoc'ation mend 11 8 sH?*n " more cbm hitfher pr?gre8s and has had a msgtautmnrn,nS tha" ,h< ?? , By D N. Hix While the people of our great na tion consider the task of uniting to ^vV<ihht' f'rSt ramparts ocracy the ringing of bells ? long a symbol of liberty in America - begins callfng all boys and girls n8? t?.8fhrK'1 ?id ?hool bells were patterned after the famous bell tTon^B4ealed ?Ut tht' birlh of a na ' " 164 years ago, a nation where hg^s TX 3 freP Prt'ss and r< ,g'? freedom were destined to dim H L 8818 f"r a more abun dant, a happier life. The old bells I nitabllf threPl8ned Wi,h modern s'k Serf. bu' the call is still heard, and - p tarn be r sees millions of children M.yilnser,nhg ',ht' P?rUls ^r'8'" fa?h ?I knowledge. Ours uld be a solemn realization of the .contrast between the peaceful call Of school bells and the wail o a,r I raid sirens which frighten the ehit> dlv" Oi many.Ianda by night and by ,ey ,.?U,rs 8hou,d be a heartfelt hankfulness and a resolve by young and old alike to make the most o? our opportunities. 1 of ha^Sld*?' and Sch<Kj| authorities have made every effort to provide and plan a more adequate educa tional program. Parents and teach withTuaPPr0aChmg lh"' new year toward thTnv ' **"*' ?f r, sPonsib,l,ty rd th? younger generation ChiJ dren are eager for new experiences Lit us dedicate the younger genera hon to a physical, mental and moral Iha[faa^|t'n^ th<* end 'hat freedom shall not perish from this ew.i. Latest Additions To Tho Enterprise M si ling List Listed among the recent additions to the Enterprise mailing list ere the following: A. Fant. Rocky Mount; J. H. Rob erson, Williams ton; Elijah Fields, Palmyra; J? T Nicholson. Norfolk: R A. Haislip, Oak City; F. F Hai slip, Hamilton; W D. Gurganus, Wil hamston, Mrs. Jim Rollins. Gassville. Ark.; E. K. Garrett. Lenox, Ga.; John Y. Oakley. Williamston; Eugene Ange, Conway; J. N. Hopkins, Wil liamston; J. C. Kirkman, Jamesville, Mrs. Bettie Barnhill, Robersonville; Dan Peel, Williamston. fntten A United States cotton crop of U, 429,000 bales, of which North Caro lina is expected to produce 588,000 bales, has been forecast by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Wants The ENTERPRISE WANT AD RATES One cent a word (this type) each insertion. 25c Minimum Charge 2c ? word this size Cash must accompany all or ders unless you have an open ac count with us. We reserve the right to revise or reject any copy. The ENTERPRISE PHONE 46 FOR RENT ? APARTMENT WITH connecting bath. Call 339-J. s3-2t FOR SALE ? FEEDER PIGS AND shouts Lindsley Ice. Co. s3-6 SALESMAN TO SELL ATTRACT ive line of candies, salted peanuts and peanut butter sandwiches to re tailers. When replying give age, ex perience and references. Reply c-o Williamston Enterprise. a30-3t COOL. NICELY FURNISHED BED room adjoining bath. Gentleman preferred. Mrs. Frank Weston, 217 Marshall Ave. Telephone 244-W. WANTED?COLORED GIRL TO DO general housework. Must have health certificate. Apply to 411 W. Main Street s3-2t NOTICE TO PUBLIC ? BEACH'S Place, located on No. 125, near Spring Green Church, will give 24 hour service. Continuing through the tobacco season. FOR RENT: BEDROOM, NEXT TO bath. See W. J Miller at Western Auto, or call 343. ?8-8 use US IN harp fast DJt/ 0mm**** mt ? mm? ??n m Otmwm Umj Agent Sinclair ft*fining Company (Inc.) N. C. GREEN, Agent SAVINGS And LOANS ___lViU BUILD Your FUTURE PLANS Make a practice of saving a portion of your weekly or monthly income. It will be the means of your owning a home, maintaining your credit and in qiaking purchases, buying less the cash discount. Savings accounts sol icited and welcomed regardless of how small. Guaranty Bank & Trust Co. . \ WILLIAMSTON, N. C. 1

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