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Watch The Label On Your Paper. Aa It Carries The Dote Your Subscription Expires. 1 'J rHE ENTERPRISE Advertisers Will Find Our Col umns A Latchkey To Over l.flOO Homes Of Martin County. VOLUME XL1II?NUMBER 98 ffilliamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, December 6, 1944). ESTABLISHED 1899 First Draftees Will Enter Gimp At Fort Bragg Next Monday Draft Board Making Ready For Heavy Calls Early Part of Next Year ? The first draftees from Martiirf County will leave here next Mon day morning at 11:30 o'clock for rort Bragg where they will be in ducted into the army for a year's training under the Selective Service men- Leslie Worth Pierce, of Williamston Route 3, and Ellis Clifton Wynne, of Oak City Route 1. are to report to the local draft board at 9:30 that morning for their shipping" papers, including free transportation, spending money and credentials. Julian Albert Roebuck. Williamston young man, and Paul Cleveland VanLandingham, of Wil 1 lams ton Route 3. are being held in reserve They will be called into service immediately if Pierce and Wynne are not accepted at the in duction station. If Pierce and Wynne pass the final examinations at the Fort, no other white men will be called from this county until after the holidays. Next Friday, Walter Louis White commonly known as Lightning at the local hotel <where he is em ployed, and James Earl Hyman, lo cal taxi driver, will move into camp at Fort Bragg White, said to have volunteered on weak feet, still has hopes for a return trip ticket. How ever, reports state that there are able foot doctors in the army Advised some time ago that the call for additional men would be delayed until after the Christmas holidays, the Martin County draft board slowed down its work for a while, but increased activities are now underway in anticipation of heavy drafts beginning the latter part of next January The distribu tion of questionnaires is being step ped up. a Late report from the board stating that 730 of the forms had been mailed, and that classification work would possibly be resumed within the next ten days or two weeks, the date for the work pend mg a second call for men. More physical examinations are being ordered, and six men, three white and three colored are to re port to the board's examining physi cian, Dr. J. S. Rhodes, here next Tuesday. About six men will be ex amined each week in the future The draft registration was in creased by one this week when a delayed registration form was re ceived from Tom Pitt, colored, out in Pocohontas, West Virginia. He was given order number. 368-A Not Including four volunteers below lin age of 21 years, the registration for this county now stands at 3,273 To date, eighteen men, eleven white and seven colored, have vol unteered their services This group will delay the call for those men who hold low order numbers. The names of the late volunteers are Brownie, Whitehurst, Dennis Harding Which ard and Charles Elbert Bullock, all white of Williamston Route 3; John Slade, colored, of Robersonville Route 2; James Oliver Andrews, and Daniel Williams, both colored, of Williamston. Boys under 21 years of age are acceptable, but they must have their parents' permission thir ty days before they enter the army. According to an unconfirmed re port, the federal authorities are on the trail of King Lemuel Council colored, of Oak City. Council is said to be delinquent in returning his questionnaire. Council, improperly filling in his questionnaire, was late in returning it. The form was re turned to him for correction. Receiv (Continued on page four) Local Police Say Thefts Increasing ??? Shoplifting and package thefta from parked automobiles and steal ing. in general, are on the increase here .according to reports coming from police circles during the past few days. The first shoplifting case in re cent weeks was reported to the officers last Tuesday afternoon, when Mary Gladys Anthony, young col ored girl, bagged and started walk ing out of a local store with a pair of shoes. Her arrest cleared up the misuse of commodities distributed under the supervision of the wel fare department. The girl's mother is an inmate in a hospital. Hie girl was supposed to get commodities and carry them to her father, a few miles from here. It was pointed out that the girl was not living with her fa ther, that she had carried no com modities to him recently. Early this week, rogues raided the car of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fitzgerald and stole clothing and household goods. Mr Fitzgerald, manager of the new dime store here, and Mrs. Fitzgerald, were moving some of their household goods, including sil verware, here. Mrs, Fitzgerald stop ped the car on the street only a short while. A short time ago. robbers raided the bulk plant of the Standard Oil Company and carried away more than 100 gallons of cylinder oil. Last Tuesday night, two automo bile tires, belonging to Mack Rob erson, were stolen here. Christmas Cheer Drive to Slow Start; Caitvass for Toys and Clothes Tomorrow Early reports from the spon sors today point to a gloomy Christinas period for quite a few little folks in this commun ity. While a movement its worth ha vine been fully established in years past, is again being ad the movement is recelvinf a neg ligible support to date. As we would shop early for Christmas, it is just as important that we assume our community obliga tions early and since there are quite a few less fortunate little tots facing a forlorn Christmas it is vital that the more fortunate of the community realise early the necessity of meeting as ade quately as possible the situation as it exists at this time. After meeting with little suc cess in their first canvass early this week, the Boy Scouts un der the direction of Professor 1). N. Ilix. will solicit toys and old clothing tomorrow morning. Bundle up the discarded toys and old clollilif that can be spared and have them ready for the Scouts- Mothers are asked not to bundle up a single toy that will rob her child of a sin fir pleasure, but she is cordial ly urged to bundle UP the dis carded toy that will afford some other little tot a world of joy. The canvass tomorrow Is the last one planned. Won't you help make It a successful one? To date not a single penny has been contributed to the move ment to carry a few bites of food, a small portion of candy and fruit into needy homes. The Christmas Cheer idea Is not based on an insistent solicitation; it is based on a ready willing ness on the part of the good peo ple of this community to meet a need that should be and will be met. Don't wait for some one to carry this urgent appeal to you in person; mall or send your cash donation to Kev. John W'. Hardy, treasurrr, or to The En terprise office where each dona toin will be achnowledced and placed in the proper hands. Success of the Cheer Move ment will be measured in ex act proportion to the response given It by the people?of the town. Surely, the rood people of Williamston will not stand idly by in a crisis when the happiness of little children is at stake. Lend your support today to a move ment that has meant so much in the past and can be made to mean so much again at this time to both the less and the more for tunate. Remember your own child hood. Recall the excited antici pation that keyed you in the days before Christinas and send in your donation to make a bright and cheerful Christmas morning for some unfortunate child. Surely, such an art will add to your own happiness at Christmas time. Greek Drive Against Italians In Albania Meets With Success British Bomber* Haiti Import ant 4Center* in Germany Anil Occupied France Little Greece, aided by England, continues a successful march against superior Italian forces in Albania, late reports stating that Porto Ed da, important Italian base, had been captured by the valiant Greeks and that all of Southern Albania had been wrested from Mussolini's men Following the continued reverses in his Greek campaign, Mussolini to day shook up his army staff and" re placed an acknowledged command er with a little-known soldier. Mus solini, reasonably quiet on the hap penings in Greece and Albania dur ing recent weeks, now promises his people that his new commander will turn the tide and mop up Greece. He also promises his people that the drive to Suez will be resumed and carried forward to - completion in due time. Unconfirmed reports now indicate that Great Britain will launch an offensive against the Axis line-up through Greece, and that such ac tion will swing into line Free Fernch headed by Weygand. commander ol the French forces in Africa. Greek successes in Albania have renewed British hopes for an ultimate vic tory, and Britain is continuing a de termined stand against a compro -ftmecl peace. Yesterday, the British parliament voted 341 to 4 againsl peace negotiations. Suffering tremendous losses or the high seas. British shipping scored early today when a German sea raid er, disguised as a merchantman, en countered the British patrol in the Atlantic. The ship, after firing one or two broadsides, fled, late reports stating that she was being trailed by British men of war. Brazil today reported an_ anti British sentiment among its people when it was claimed that England's patrol had been stopping and search ing Brazilian ships. % Possibly as a reprisal to the raidi made on Coventry, Birmingham anc other English cities in recent weeks the Royal Air Force unleashed one of its most devastating attacks of the war against Dusseldorf, importan armament center in Germany, dur ing all of Wednesday night. Othei centers were raided in Germany, ir occupied territory and at Turin ir northern Italy. One of the chief targets of the Dusseldorf attack was the big Man nesmann Rohrenweer armanen works employing 6,000 men night anc day to provide shells and othei equipment for the Nazi war machine the air ministry said. Quays, dockyards and coal gai plants also felt the fury of the Brit ish bombs. Tension is said to be growing ii the Far East again, one report stat ing that a mobilization of Americai police is likely in Shanghai. TAG SALK SLOW The sale of automobile license tags for the new year is advanc ing at a snail's pace, Miss Hul dah Koberson, clerk at the bur eau in the Willtamston Motor Company building here, said to day. Warned that there will be no time extension for purchas ing and displaying the tags, au tomobile owners are certain to create a big rush during the last few days of this month. Hp until this morning the lo cal bureau had sold only {00 of the 1941 tags. The annual sale ordinarily exceeds 5,000. Plan Program For National Defense The nation's defense program, now underway on a tremendous scale, ! will be buttressed by the training of | Martin County youths and thousands j of others in ull parts of the nation in the various trades vital to the suc cess of the program. Representatives of the vocational departments in this State are meet ing with about fifty vocational teachers from this and surrounding counties here today to work out plans and methods for advancing a training progarm for youths in this territory. I Under the new defense porgram as planned by the Federal govern ment, several millions of dollars have been sel aside to train young i {men in their own localities in the trades of metal work, carpentry and machinist. The vocational teachers will not I be the actual instructors but they will be advisors and assistants. The j local school authorities will select ? some man in the community who is ' capable and qualified to teach these ( trade. They will assist in the pur I chase of tools and materials, and will be paid so much an hour by the government. All young men between the ages i' of 17 and U4 are eligible Tor train ing in this program. The requirement ! is that these young boys sign up for i this course which will meet five times per week for three hours daily or a total of 15 hours per week. Martin County will likely have three or four of these training cen ters. All young men who are inter ested in taking advantage of this course are asked td contact the sup erintendent of schools, a principal of schools, or any of the vocational teachers. Sweet Potato Market Is Overshadowed By Peanuts Crowded into the background by record peanut movements, the lo cal sweet potato market is reporting little activity at this time. A few of the tubers have been delivered here, but farmers are working night and day to get their peanuts on the mar ket before Christmas, leaving the sweet potatoes to be moved next January and February. Williamston in Spotlight As Big Peanut Marketing Center Complete reports arc not avail able Just now, but it is (airly certain that Williamston will maintain one of the largest peanut markets in the world this season. That's saying a great deal, to be sure, but old hands on the market state that deliveries are going forward on the largest scale they had ever known. Deliv eries this week will range between 73,000 and 85.000 bags, an all-time peak having been reached yester day when more than 15,000 bags were handled by the combined mar ket. Nearly half of the deliveries were handled by the Growers' Pea nut Cooperative at its two houses here. The open market is not main taining the pace established a few days ago, but the goobers were said to be moving in volume in those channels. Increasing their forces and rush ing the work aa rapidly aa they could, receiving atationa here yes terday could hardly avoid a glut in the market. Deliveries were being made by farmers from twelve or more counties, some of them travel ing from points beyond Wilson. Heavy deliveries moved out of Ber tie until the rain at noon, but as the river fill temporarily blocked the movement from that territory far mers from other sections filled in to keep the market in a rush during the remainder of the day. Activities were again at a high peak today, and warehouse operators started pack ing the goobers near the roof to make additional room. However, farmers are assured that ample stor age facilities are available to handle the remainder of the crop. It ia generally agreed that the pea nut territory is producing its great est crop. fled Cross Chapter Exceeds Its Quota For The First Time Total of $-153.81 Reported To Murtin County Chap ter Chairman For the first time, the Martin bounty Hed Cross chapter this year xceeded its membership quota, ac rording to a virtually complete re >ort fil d this morning by Mrs. Jos. Eason, chairman of the roll call n Williamston for the Junior Wo nan's Club. Possibly a few member hips have not yet been turned in, >ut in an accounting yesterday the ;uin of $453.84- $53.84 in excess of he quota?had been placed to the iccount of the National Red Cross. Hearing the urgent calls from a offering humanity over a world vide front, members of the William son Woman's Club under the direc ion of Mrs. Eason handled one of he most successful drives ever re jorted in the history of the local ted Cross chapter. They, along with )thers, did an able work, and as the >rganization extends its humane aid ;o the suffering surely the campaign ?rs and the members and contribu ors will have much satisfaction in mowing that they did their bit in naking that aid possible. Few, if iny, have been thrown off their fi nancial balance by the aid extended he Red Cros, and it is heartening to hose who stili hold an interest in heir fellow man to know that an ^ ?ble canvass has been made, and to x?int out that much credit is due the funior Woman's Club, its roll call rhairman, and the canvassers who carried the appeal of suffering hu nanity into the homes and business daces and on the streets. Special credit is also due the col ored citizenry who advanced a wili ng and liberal aid. Headed by Nora Cherry Slade, Maude Alexander, Vlattie Ormond, Mary D. Smith, Em tm Harvey, Estelle Rodgers, Bea ricr Rodgers, Hester Moran, Nellir ilade and E. J. Hayes, the roll call imong the colored citizenry netted >104.17. The amount reflects the gratitude of those members of the colored race who were aided dur ng the August flood here. According to an unofficial report, our communities contributed $453.84 is follows: Williamston, $410 29; famesville, $23.81; Dardens, $18.49; Farm Life, $1.25. Bear Grass, as fai ls it could be learned, has filed no complete report, but according to jne source of information, 00 cents lad been contributed there. Other lowns in the county were canvass ed at the direction of the Roberson yille chapter authorities. Memberships and contributions, C (Continued on page four) Cotton Balloting In Belt Tomorrow Although a small vote ia being predicted over much of the belt, the cotton referendum tomorrow ia expected to get the approval of far mers. The greatest danger facing the program juit now is the farmers' in difference. Very few are againat the program, but no overwhelming num ber ia interested enough to record a vote for it. In thia county hardly fifty farmers attended the aeries of meetings scheduled for a discussion of the referendum and the 1941 crop pro gram. In two districts, Williams and Hassalls, not a single farmer visited the meeting places and no sessions were held. Bear Grass reported 15 it its meeting, and Oak City had 18 farmers present there. As few as two Dr three were present in other dis tricts, A year ago, Martin County voted 791 for and two against cotton mar keting quotas The belt as a whole, voted about 530,000 to 51,000 for the program. It is now estimated that less than 500 votes will be cast in this county tomorrow. Two years ago, more than 1,500 farmers par ticipated In the referendum. superior Court To Open Short Term Here Next Mondav 'ifteeii Criminal (Wh Are Oil Docket; Judge Bur nev To Preside One of the Wrgest criminal dock ts for December in recent years all be placed before the Martin lounty Superior Court when it pens a one-week mixed term here ext Monday morning. Scheduled to loar the criminal docket and try ne or two civil cases, the court or inarily nears adjournment at the lose of the first and certainly by liddle afternoon of the second day [ext week, the tribunal will likely I old its longest December session in pcent years While there is a murder case and ne or two other charges on the ; ocket that will likely attract much ttention, the calendar carries mosth ^significant cases. Judge John Jay Burney, of Wilm igton, is scheduled to return and reside over the session. The following cases had been laced on the docket early today: The year-old case charging Gus 'orrest with non-support is still on he docket, the defendant having ppealed from a judgment in the ounty court. The case was contin- j led twice in the higher court. Appealing from a judgment in the uunty court. HrlUary Ward Spruill ? s to be tried next week for alleged J runken driving Ralph Duggar, appealed from the he county court, and will face a | harge of violating the liquor laws The case charging Raymond and I lam Powell with the murder of ' Villi** Walter Mitchell in Oak City ast August is slated for trial next peck, the September grand jury laving returned a true bill against he two men- Sam Powell was ncv r arrested. His brother. Raymond. | s at liberty under a $500 bond. Richard Lee Girvin is charged | vith forging a check endorsement lirvin has admitted forging the sig tature of W L Stotesbury to the 22.04 check after he was question d by a State Bureau of Investigu- | ion representative and Sheriff C B luebuck. ? N. S. Nichols and Tom Jones are acing the court for alleged highway obbery. They are charged with tolding up and robbing Ollic Bland n Williams Township last Sunday vening Mizelle Bellamy and Kenneth rtoore are charged with carnal ;nowledgc. No probable cause was ound at a preliminary hearing as 0 Bellamy, but probable cause was ound as to Moore .and he is book el for rape. . Alliie WuliHce. mere youth with | 1 crime record bordering on tin ensational side*, is booked for trial ?n four counts He is charged with ueakmg into and robbing the Pur ?I Pilling Station here of $2 cash, the Voolurd Hardware Company of two ifles, a pistol and ammunition; Dav s Pharmacy of $32 in cash und the [rammar school building of a few ans of fruit. In the last case he is ilso charged with attempted arson. A community organization per ected for the larceny and sale of obacco w+B take-up much of thr ?ourt's time. Robert Small. Herbert ind I^oley Purvis and Richard and lim Bennett are involved in scvei d cases charging the larceny and ransportation of tobacco stolen from rarmers Robert Everett and Victor Champion, Poplar Point Township rarmers. The stolen tobacco was /alued in excess of $500 Boston McNeill, alias James Allen, s charged with stealing 10,000 Cam ?1 cigarettes valued at $02.50 from I he Atlantic Coast Line Railroad | Company at its station in William iton. Few, if any, civil cases will be ried at the term next week Work On River Fill l? ProgreBtinfi Steadily Despite recent rains, work is proc essing steadily on the Roanoke Riv ?r fill here and traffic is moving ov ?r the road without much delay or hfficulty. INewly Elected Judge Handles First Docket CASH BASIS v The Martin C ounty Recorder's Court went on a cash basis this week, the authorities express in* the opinion that leniency while deserved in some cases had beeu a costly policy. Where a judge tried to accommodate a troubled defendant and main tain hope in his fellowman, it was pointed out that those ac commodated often boasted how they left the county holding the bag. so to speak. Costs, amounting to $118.95. were collected at the session last Monday. One defendant, taxed with a $25 cost, explained she had only $15. At the direction of the court, the defendant was or dered jailed until the full amount was paid. The entire sum was paid and the defendant never entered the jail. Increase In Number Marriage Licenses Issued In November Tvv.-iilVi.im- Coupltw \larrv In Tlii* Count. During! Tin- I'usl Month The Martin County marriage li cense bureau had its busiest month of the year in November when li censes were issued t ? twenty-nine couples, twenty white and nine col , ored. While the number of licenses , issued during the period was the largest for any month so far this year, the issuance was just about normal as compared with the bur eau activities for November during the past several years. In November, 19.13, after Koose velt had been m the White House a few months, the number of marriage licenses, unusually .small up until that time, bounced t<> a record high of 44 Licenses were issued in the office of J. Sam Getsinger to the following couples last month White Fred Wallace Andrews, of Tar- | boro, and Mary Elizabeth Grimes, of i Williamston. Dallas Guy Cox and l>ns Virginia j Jackson, both of Plymouth. Richard Setnz Corey, of Williams | ton Route 1. and Bessie Mahell liar ! dison. of Williamston. J Coy Aiunzo Bullock and Louise Wliitehurst, both of Pitt County. Marsliall Cherry. Jr.. of Williams ton, and Maggie N Manning, of Robersonville William A. While. of Hasscll, ant! Nealie Rogerson, of Williamston. James Hyman Clark, of Williams ton Route 3, and Marjorie Terry, of ; Willaimston Route 1 Lean Earl Beach, of Williamston 1 Route 3, and May Bow en, of Wil i liamston Route 1 ______ I ?Eugene B. mmeTson and Kdua Karl j Kdmondson, both of Robersonville. Curtis Whitaker, of Williamston Route 3, and Ruth Mizelle, of Beau fort County. James Willie Knox and Martha Lucille Lynch, both of Hamilton. Linwood Knox and Pauline Dail, both of Hassell. John Wheeler Cooper, Jr., of Windsor, and Rachel Rogerson, of Robersonville Lyman Collins Johnson; of Rocky Mount, arid Ruth Taylor Edwards, of Williamston Route 2 William A Leggett, of Williams ton Route 3, and Virginia Jackson, of Williamston Route 2 John M Leggett, of Robersonville | Route 1, and Sophie Jane Leggett, of Williamston Route 2 Ellis E. Chesson, of Williamston, and Marjorie M. Ward, of Rober sonville Macion Clyde Ward, of Williams ton Route 2, and Lennie Cherry (Continued on page four) Judge Coburn Holds Tribunal In Session \fter Dark Monday Court Co?l? Mum lt< I'uiil Or Klsc. Jllll^t* Klllfn At lli? F ir?l Sr^ion ??. ? - Presiding over his first term of the Martin County Recorder's Court Monday, Judge W H Coburn meted nut what was described as a fair and just brand of justice. Tempering his judgments with mercy, the recently c for ted judge made it Quite cleur that tiie laws of the land will be upheld by his tribunal, and that the insti tution will be run on a cash basis, or else -the else possibly meaning jail. The courts delayed -by a late ap pointment of Solicitor D E John son. convened at 10 35 o'clock Mon dqy.Jtjprning. Judge Coburn having subscribed to the oath of office more than an'hour earlier. Calling his first cssr. Judge Coburn settled down to his task, apparently anxious to protect the falsely accused as well as condemn those who would flout the law. The Wheels of justice turn ed slowly but steadily until well af ter dark with the exception of a short time for lunch. Unable in a single day to clear the docket of 24 cases that had'accumu lated during a three weeks' idle per iod, tiie court was very agreeable when it came to granting continu duces. Wlnle continuances will be granted in the future, it is believed that justice will not be dragged down to defeat by uncalled-for delays. Ten of the 14 cases'were continued, some for the State and some for the de fendants Next Monday the court will give over its quarters to Judge John Jay Burney and his higher court, but it will be back meting out more jus tice the following Monday Proceedings in tiie court The casecharging Johnnie Peel ? with non-support, was continued. In the case charging Hen Biggs and John Robert Lawrence with violat ing the liquor laws, the court upon the suggestion of retiring judge, H C). Peele, found Lawrence not guil ty Judgment as to Biggs is not to be pronounced until Monday. De cember 16th. Will Modica, the Robersonville colored man who prefers a term of the roads rather than a year's train ing in the country's armed forces, got thirty days in the camps in the case charging him with iin assault with a deadly weapon Modica plead ed guilty of simple assault, the sol icitor accepting his plea. Bryant Moore, charged with an assault with a deadly weapon, plead ed guilty of simple assault. The plea was accepted and he was fined $20 and taxed with the cost. The case charging Elmer (L ay w ith non support was continued for the defense counsel. Reports state that Gray heat his wife unmercifully 11 Fh IT "Tie learned that she had im dieted him for non-support The case charging Samuel Wil liams with bastardy was continued. James Cole pleaded not guilty in the case charging him with reckless and careless driving, the court con tinuing the action for judgment un til January 6, 1941 In the case charging Thurman Hy inan with larceny it appeared to the court that the property involved was worth more than $20 and it was re manded to the J. P. courts for a re hearing and for probable cause to be bound ovec..tM the superior court. (Continued on page four) Offer S.u.OO For Best Decorations Liberal prizes, valued at $55 00, will be given for the best holiday decorations here this Christmas sea son, Billy Clark, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, said today. While the contest will include four groups, homes, yards, public build ings and stoics, no prizes will be awarded the winning store decora tions. They will be judged, however, and recognized. Four pirzes will be awarded in each of the first two groups, as fol lows: first prize, $10; second prize, $5; third prize, $3, and fourth prize, $2. Prizes will be trade coupons which will be acceptable in nearly every store in town Prizes in the third group covering public build ings such as the town hall, water tank, courthouse or agricultural buildings, will be offered in cash, $10 first and $5 second Considerable interest is being re ported on nearly all fronts, and it is now certain that the ole town will be glitteringly attired before Christ mas. Judges will be announced and the date of the judging will be deter mined at a later date. The town Is turning on its approx imately 1,000 vari colored lights this evening, and the spirit at the Ma son will be advanced in lea pa and bounds during the next two wtaka. [jOtton and Peanuts Boosting Income in County This Season That the reduced income resulting !rom a curtailed tobacco acreage will re offset by greater receipts from bumper cotton and peanut crops is tow an almost certainty, according lo incomplete reports coming from recognized sources. It is now con lervatively estimated that the cotton crop will exceed 5,000 bales in the -ounty this season, that the income From the lint will be at least a quar ter million dollars greater than that received for the crop in the county last year. Up until the middle of last month, farmers in this county had ginned 4,175 bales of cotton as com pared with 203 bales ginned in the corresponding period, a year ago Income from the cotton crop in the county this season will approximate 1250,000. Already several thousand dollars have been put into circula tion by those persons picking the cotton, and that is certain to result in improved trade conditions. Complete reports are not avail able at this time for the peanut crop, but first estimates point to a crop just twice the size of that produced in 1939. The current crop, estimated at 400,900 bags, will gross the pro ducers approximately one and one third million dollars. Possibly one half of the peanut crop has been moved in this section, and a greater portion of the remainder will have been moved by Christmas or early January The marketing activities now underway on a big scale are certain to boost trade conditions in this territory. Aside from these two crops and tobacco. Martin farmers are selling more farm produce this year than in some time with the exception of sweet potatoes. The potato crop is short, but bean, meat and other al lied produce sales will add a sizable amount to the farmers' income this r?

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