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In Colonial times this was known
as St. Martin's Parish, but was "des
titute of the sendees of the Church
for a long series of years after the
Revolution." Between the years of
1842 and 1850 occasional services
were held by the rectors of Grace
Church. Plymouth. Through the ef
forts of one of these ministers, the
Rev Alfred A Watson (later bishop I
a church was built, and on the 26th
day of April, 1850, was consecrated,
and given the name "The Church of
The Parish was organized on May
25th of that year, and was admitted
into union with the Diocese at the
Convention in Christ Church, Eliza
beth City, five days later. Since this
?hiT?r.ry mn*.*ieal mainly with the
life of the Parish for the past twen
ty-five years proper respect cannot
be paid to the Rev. Thomas B
Haughton, and to the many others
who have in so consecrated and her
oic manner shared in the earlier life
of the Church.
We have searched the -records and
found that the congregation twenty
five years ago numbered 70 persons
one colored; that services were held
on two Sunday each month by a res
ident minister, (heretofore services
had been held only once a month);
and that the Parish was receiving
f?. sL ,t TV--*'?-- C f\l) i 111 iinnrlit 4 - v 1
ironi mc Uiyccsr "r[
help carry on the work here.
In the Spring of 1916 the Rev.
Malcolm Maynard broke the ground
for the present building. Photographs
taken then show a group of those at
tending the service, among whom
were A. D. Mizelle and Henry Gur
kin, the latter not a communicant
of the Church but an interested
member of the Bible Class so active
then. In the summer the cornerstone
was laid and the lovely lines of the
Gothic structure began to take form
under the appreciative eyes of Mrs.
James Grist Staton, the donor, and
the other members of the congrega
On April 26, 1917, the 67th anni
versary of the Parish the new home
of the Church of the Advent became
a reality with the consecration of
the building. The Rt. Rev. Thomas
C. Darst was the consecrator; the
p sermon was preached bv
rector, the Rev. Morrison Retheti.'
Miss Helen Maynard was the organ
ist. The choir, newly vested for the
occasion, led the procession, singing
'-'Ria<vc-rftwm*d..wdh light "-Mpmh(>r<
of that choir were: Mrs. J. H. Saun
ders, Mrs. J. S. Rhodes, Mrs. C B
Hassell. Mrs. Alonzo Hassell. Mrs
K. B. Crawford, Miss Hattie Throw
er, Miss Irene Smith, Miss Mayo
Lamb, Miss Annie Lamb. W. G.
Lamb, Jr.. Alonzo Hassell. K. B.
Crawford. H M. Stubbs. P. F. Apfel;
Richard H Smith, Crucifer.
Colonel Wilson G. Lamb was Sen
ior Warden for fifty years prior to
his resignation in 1918, and was in
deed the father of this parish Mr.
Lamb, "Miss Sallie" Biggs, "Miss
Irene" Smith, Mrs. W R. Fowden,
"Miss Chloe" Lanier, "Miss Fannie"
Carstarphen. "Miss Ella" and "Miss
Fannie" Hassell, and Miss Hattie
Thrower Ware some of the members
of the Church of the Advent who
lean but happy years, and go for
ward with new vigor upon the com
pletion of the new building. In years
when there was no minister. Mrs.
Fowden would lead the Lenten serv
The women of the parish, always
busy and interested in doing their
part in the work of the church,
functioned under the name of the
Womans Auxiliary and Parochial
Society, holding bazaars and suppers
and serving meals at the county fairs
to make money to meet the obliga
tions of the organization. Later, with
Mrs Staton ingenuously reorganiz
ing and planning, this group became
the present Woman's Auxiliary. For
a good many years meetings were
held in the homes of the members,
but in 1918 Mrs. Staton converted
the second floor of an uptown build
ing into a Parish Hall, and many of
the parish activities were carried on
there for g few years
We recall with devotion the rec
tors who have served the Church of
the Advent during the last twenty
five years, each making a definite
contribution to the life of the Par
The Rev. Clarence H. Jordan, 1916
1919; The Rev. J. Harry Garner,
1919-1921; The Rev William B
Clark, 1921-1923: The Rev. J. E. War
ner, 1923-19241 The Rev. Clarence Or
Pardo, 1924-1926 (Who died and
buried here): The Rev. Arthur H
Marshall, 1929-1931; The Rev Ed
win F. Moseley, 1932-1938: The Rev
John W. Hardy, 1938-.
During 1924 the Rectory was mov
ed and a part of the original lot sold
to the Standard Oil Company. Some
changes were made in the Rectory
and the Pardo family was the first
to enjoy the newly renovated house
In 1929 the Parish was fortunate in
having the number of services in
creased from two to three Sundays
Today our records show a mem
ber*hip of 138 persons, with services
being held regularly each Sunday
The parish is self supporting. And
the efforts of those who hsve gone
before are bearing fruit.
Our Service Flag during the World
War carried the names of: John W
Hassan, who died in the service of
his country; Joseph Hubbard Saun
ders, Whit Purvis, Luke Lamb, Jack
Robert S. Biggs, Charles S.
Today, in this present horrible
eaesfhet, the following communicants
am serving their country:
Wood Biggs, Albert Leon
Walter Cook, Wiley X. Dunn.
Ivarott, Jr. Leslie T.
Jr. Wmtaaa. H. Harrall,
Last Of "The Draft
Countv Are Listed I
(Continued from page one)
3202?William Worth Mobley, w, 1-A |
3203?Paul Btllflower, w, 3-A
3204?Plum Jenkins, w, 1-A
3205?Archie Roe Respass, c, 3-A
3206?Oscar Mack Whitley, c, 3-A
3207?James Edgar Johnson, w, 3-A |
3208?Edward Wiggins, c, 1-A
3209?Cleophas Leathers, c, 3-A
3210?Roosevelt Johnson, c, (delin-|
quent, reported to FBI)
3211?Joseph Raymond Gurkin, w. I
3212?Robert Dobbin Brown, Jr., c, I
3213?Jasper Julian Bennett, w, 3-A I
3214?Blythe Delbert Pierce, w, 3-A |
3215?Cleve Daniel, c, 3-A
3216?Dee Bowen, w, 3-A
3217?Lee Roy Beach, w, 3-A
3217?William Rockfeller, c, 3-A
S-3218?Simon Clarence Revels, w, |
3219?Aulander Brooks, c, 1-A
3221?Wesley Hardison, w, 1-A
3222?Harry Garland Jones, w, 3-A
3223?John Russell Matthews, w, 3-A I
3224?Francis Leroy Savage, w, S-A |
3225?William Jesse Knox, w, 3-A
3228?Charles Hodges Manning, w,
2 B, (6 months)
8229?Luke lea Peel,- e, 1 A
3230?Walter Raleigh Higgh, c. 1-A
3231?Alexander Staton Haislip, w,
3232?Marion Stuart Davis, w, 3-A
3233?Willie Rogers, c, 3-A
3234?Douglas Eascot Nicholson, w.
3235?Richard Edward, c, 1-A
3236? Floyd Bell, c, 3-A
3237?Julius Latham, c, 3-A
S-3237?William Augustus Woolard,
3238?Julius Thomas Barnhill, Jr.,
3239?Elvin Stokes, c, 1-A
3240?James S Leathers, c, 3-A
3241?Colon Dewy Cavenaugh, w,
3242 -Edward Griffin, c, 3-A
3243?John Alfred Worsley, c," 1-A
3244?Hannibal Rawls Purvis, w, 3-A |
3245?Walter Daniel, c, 3-A
3240 Archie Willie Teel, c, 1-A
3248?Jesse Elmo Lilley, w, 3-A
3249?Willie Woody Razor, c. 1-A
3250?Rufus Locke, c, 1-A
3251 ?Joseph Byarnt Ayers, w, 3-A
3252?John Reginald Simpson, w,
3253 -Grover Raymond Moore, w,
(Volunteered Jan. 7. 1941)
3254?Archie Daniel Coltrain, w, 3-A |
3255?Dennis Pitt, c, 3-A
3250 -Linwood Sills, w, 3-A
S-3256?Ernest Edward Brown, w I
3257?William Henry Stokes, c, 3-A I
3258?Russell Greenway McAllister.
3259?^-Gebrge Wilbur Martin,"wTT^fcl
3260?Theodore Roosevelt Williams, I
3261?Richard Irving Coburn, w, 3-A |
3262 -James Brown, c, 1-A
3263?Norman Earl Davenport w
3264?Harry Everett Daniel, w, 3-A
3265?WiXie Berkley Rogers, w. 3-A~
3266 Walter Robert Jones, w, 3-A
3267 ?Joseph Griffin Coburn, w, 3-A
3268?George Asa Robrrson. w, 1-A
3269?Joseph Nathan Campbell, w
3270?Cecil McCullen Weeks, w, 3-A|
3271?Samuel Staton, c, 1-A
3272 -William Alexandra Gorham
S-3275?Brownie Whitehurst, w, 1-A I
S-3294?John Richard Champion, w, I
S-3313?Henry Edward Gilliams c
Slightly Below the
(Continued from page one)
in this county following the initial
A review nf the four registrations
Wh. Col. Tot
Oct. 16, 1940 1722 1508 3228
July 1. 1941 66 61 127
Feb. 16. 1942 776 504 1280
April 27, 1942 987 660 1647
3551 2731 6282
Included in the local registration
list yesterday was the name of Mar
vin K Blount, candidate for Con
gress from this district.
Filling Station Is
Breaking a glass and releasing a
back window latch, a robber enter
ed the Gulf filling station on Wash
ington Street during last Saturday
night. Approximately $12 in silver
was stolen from the cash register,
the proprietor, H. S. Manning, stat
ing that nothing else was stolen as
far as he could determine from an
The register was closed and the
robber opened it without damaging
the machine. The safe was not
Police state they are without a
single clue to work on, but the job
is believed by some to have been
handled by a young amateur.
James McK SaundersTjr~TonPW.
Skinner, Samual V. Tallman, Wil
liam B. Watts, Jr., Joseph L. Wil
liams, Jamas A. Williams, Samuel
School In Edenton
District schools for the instruction
of key civilian defense personnel
will be held over the entire state, be
ginning with Wilmington on April
29 The school for this aDd other
'northeastern counties will be held
in Edenton Friday, May 1.
The schools, of which there will
be 11, will present intensive courses
in latest methods of defense against
air raids and gas attacks and gener
al organizational methods. They will
be unnder the direction of Albert
Coates, head of the Institute of Gov
ernment of the University of North
Carolina. Instructors will be from
the State OCD office, the Army, In
stitute of Government, State Depart
ments. and municipal and Civilian
Defense officials who attended the
ly at Chapel Hill.
Allotment Of New
Car - Truck Tires
(Continued from page one)
New trurk and tractor tires were
allotted as follows:
Roberson Slaughter House, Wil
liamston, two tires and one tube for
hauling meats to dealers.
C. U. Rogers, Williamston RFD 2.
one tire for farm tractor.
H. L Barnhill, Williamston, one
tire and tube for farm tractor.
G. W Barrett, Oak City, two tires
and tubes for farm tractor.
Obsolete tires were allotted the
John E. Griffin, Williamston RFD
1, two tires and tubes for farm
Taylor's Dairy, Everetts, two tires
and tubes for wholesale milk deliv
J. O Bunting, Parmele, two tires
and two tubes for trailer and one
car tire and tube for car to be used
in hauling fish.
W R Marshall; Robersonville,
frailer tire and tube for hauling
Applications were filed by the fol
lowing, the board carrying over the
W B. Cannon, Hobgood RFD 1.
four car tires for hauling farm pro
G. and H. Builders' Suppfy Com
pany, Williamston, five truck tires
and five tubes for hauling lumber.
J W. Green, RFD 2, Williamston,
four truck tubes for farm use.
L J Hardison, RFD 1, Williams
ton, one truck tire for farm use.
Carroll Griffin, Williamston, five
truck tires for general farm use.
Farmvillc-Woodward Lumber Co.,
Williamston, three truek tires and
tubes for hauling lumber.
Harvey Roberson, Robersonville,
four truck tires and tubes for gas
and oil delivery.
U. S. llassell, Jamesville, truck
tire and tube for hauling lumber,
fertilizer ond farm produce
Jue H. Hollis. RFD 3. Williamston.
Tour truck tires'and Tubes fui huul
Ellis Malone, RFD 2, Williamston,
two car tires for farm use.
Mrs. Noah J Corey, RFD 1, Wil
liamston, two recapped car tires for
Farmers Are Asked
To Save Old Bags
Burlap bags, once plentiful about
the farm, are now in about the same
position as automobile tires, says
Dr. I. O. Schaub, director of the N.
C. State College Extension Service.
War in the Pacific has cut off nor
mal supplies of the material used in
making these bags, causing the Gov
ernment to announce a bag conser
Secretary of Agriculture Wickard
has sent, out an appeal to all agri
cultural agencies, asking them to en
courage farmers to conserve the
bags they receive supplier In and
hasten them back into trade chan
Dr. Schaub pointed out sugges
tions on bag conservation that would
further the program. They include:
.Open bags by untying strings.
Dun t cut the bag.
Protect filled bags from rodents.
Rats and mice are the Number 1
enemy of bags.
Store filled bags in dry, ventilated
places. This will protect both the
bags and their contents.
Remove acid-containing chemi
cals (fertilizers, etc.) from bags as
soon as possible. Do not place bags
near oil, manure, or objectionable
Empty all bags as soon as possible.
They will last longer if emptied,
beaten, and hung over a wire.
If bags get wet, dry them in the
sun to prevent mildew and rot.
Sell the bags not needed, so that
they may do double duty.
Sort bags by fabric (cotton or bur
lap) and by size.
During the emergency. Dr. Schaub
said, it is important that no bag be
wasted, that no bag be carelessly
damaged, and that all bags be used
More Hofft In Martin
County Than Ever Before
Because of the importance of
swine in the Nation's food program,
there are more hogs in Martin
County this year than ever before,
says John L Eagles, assistant farm
For about the first if not the
first time this year, motorists on
Martin County highways travel
ed around a week without acci
dent, according to official re
ports coming from the highway
patrol office here. The accom
plishment, and it is an accom
plishment, well proves that safe
ty is something real and not
merely something to be talked
Little by little, the accident
wreckord is showing up better
this year than the one last year
did at the same time, the im
provement possibly being traced
to reduced travel?and to saner
The following tabulations of
fer a comparison of the accident
trend: first, by corresponding
weeks in this year and last and
for each year to the present time.
. 17th Week Comparison .
Accidents InJ'd Killed Dam'ge
1942 0 0 0 $ 000
1941 2 2 0 500 _
Comparison To Date
1942 30 13 0 $4010
194 1 3 5 20 2 1 921
Principal S|>eaker Is
Detained By Duties
At The Last Minute
(Continued from page one)
Floyd. Last year, it was pointed out,
95 per cent of land cooperated with
the program in this Stat? and there
were less than 35 cases where tobac
co allotments were violated as com
pared wth more than 100 cases in j
single counties in 1940.
R Flake Shaw, secretary of the
N. C. Farm Bureau, briefly address
ed the group and explained that
Martin County played a prominent
part in holding the State organiza
tion together, that morale was low in
September, 1940, ancf that possibly
the organization would have fold
ed up had it not been for the pro
gressive work advanced in this and
one or two other counties.
"We know what the Farm Bureau
is, but we may forget. It was created
to stabilize prices, and it has held to
that objective,vf?rtM4y fUffHTg legis
lation guaranteeing 85 per cent Wart
datory parity loans on farm com
modities. He reviewed other farm
legislation and the stand taken by
the Farm Bureau in supporting or
working against certain acts. It is
only fair for the farmer to sell on
equal terms with others, and parity
is designed to provide just that and
nothing more. Parity is the kite and
farm prices are the tail. Farm prices |
can't go up until the kite goes up."
Continuing Mr. Shaw expressed
the hope that Martin County will
keep the faith and continue to push
forward, adding that in a post-war
economy with parity and soil con
servation payments eliminated, we
will hit bottom and pull the rest in
on us. "We need to carry on with
out let up," he concluded.
J. E. Winslow, president of the
State organization, was called on for
a few remarks, and he stressed the
need for a strong organization in the
years .ahead, "Wc arc assured good
prices^ for tobacco, cotton, peanuts
and beans, and today about all the
farmer has to worry about as far as
the farm program is concerned is the
weather," he said According to Mr.
Winslow ' the lend-lease program
will take about 307 million pounds
of the 1942 tobacco crop, that the
crop was included in the program
with the support of the American
Farm Bureau with fair prices assur
ed. "There'll be many adjustments
after this war, and I believe the far
mer will suffer unless he has
strong organization along with the
National Association of Manufactur
ers which is spending about two
million dollars a year in Washing
ton and the CIO which is spending
over a million a year," he conclud
Special guests, including W. T.
Parker, manager of the Growers'
Peanut Cooperative, of Waverly, Va.,
and J M. Parker, president, of Ahos-1
kie, were recognized by Farm Agent |
Will Be Erected
Detroit?A plant which will in
crease by millions oT pounds month
ly the aluminum forging necessary
to expand aircraft output in the
United States will be erected by
Chevrolet, it was announced today
by M. E. Coyle, general manager. A
building permit for the new con
struction has been applied for.
The new plant will be one of the
largest plants of its kind in the
world, Mr. Coyle said. Construction
and operation of the new factory by
Chevrolet has been authorized by
the U. S. government. The plant will
be built on land adjoining another
Chevrolet war production unit.
Output of the new aluminum forge
plant will augment Chevrolet's large
aircraft engine contract, which is
already in production.
Alleged Car Thief Said
To Be In Virginia Jail
Alleged to have stolen the car of
R. E. Holliday in Jamesville last
week-end. A. J. Hardiaon, young
county white man. was reported to
[have been arrested and jailed in
Newport News yesterday. The report
could not be confirmed immediately
by officers of the Virginia city, but
County Officers J. H. Roebuck and
Bill Haialip left shortly before noon
for Newport News to investigate the
War came to the Atlantic seaboard
in the most emphatic way thus far,
with news that gasoline rationing is
really just around the corner?to go
into effect May 15th in 17 eastern
states. In this area live about 54,000,
000 people, almost two-fifths of the
nation's population. Individual mo
torists for the most part were philo
sophical, but businesses that are de
pendent upon the continued com
ings and goings of the great Ameri
can automobile?and there are a lot
of such businesses, come to think of
it?found the actual rationing an
nouncement a stiff blow. Filling sta
tion dealers, of course, were distress
ed, and somewhat inclined to pro
test that the "dealer rationing" sys
ter had been working out all right.
The New England tourist industry,
used car dealers, and financing com
panies which have been depending
on used-car financing are three oth
er industries severely staggered by
doubt about what the actual gallon
age of the ration would be?but no
doubt that it would be vastly less
than the national average consump
tion, in 1941, of 55 gallons per month
Durham County Boy Has
Marked Success With Pigs
Bobby Pace, of Morrisville, Route
1, grew out a litter of purebred Dur
oc Jersey pigs that weighed 372
pounds at eight weeks of age, re
ports J A. Sutton, assistant farm
agent of Durham County.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank Mrs. John Ward,
Mrs. Landy Griffin and all our
friends who were so kind to give the
hospital so many useful gifts. Al
though the different types of sup
plies and equipment which we re
ceived will be a great help to us in
the future, the thing we treasure
most is the spirit which caused so
many people to bring about such a
Dr. V. E. Brown.
AMERICA'S BEST FLOUR ? TRY
a bag of it. Best quality and guar
anteed. Price reasonable. Martin
Supply Company, Williamston, N. C.
METROPOLITAN FLOUR ? THE
best to be had. One bag will con
vince you that it has no superior.
Try a bag of Metropolitan and you
will get another. Martin Supply
HAVE YOU EVER USED SUN
gold Flour? If you haven't you are
not using the best flour on the Am
erican market for the money. Mar
tin Supply Company. a24-2t
FEATHERS WANTED ? WE BUY
geese, duck, turkey, chicken feath
ers. Goose and turkey quills. Good
prices. Write for same. Preston E.
Cayton, Edenton, N. C. m20-tf
A GOOD TEXACO SERVICE ST
tion in Bethel for rent. Located
highway. This station has a go
gasoline quota. The right party ?
make "a good living operating tl
station and put a few dollars in t
bank every week. Harrison Oil Coi
FOR SALE ? BUNCH AND VI
ginia Runner seed peanuts, Cc
er's 100 cotton seed, Wood's yellc
soybeans, and tobacco trucks. Jo
W. Eubanks, Hassell, N. C. a24-4t
TOKYO SOYBEANS FOR SALE
Have 20 bushels or more. Pri
reasonable. John H. Roberson, W:
liamston, N. C. R.F.D. a21
100 PIGS WANTED ? WILL P,
top market price. See me at or
Bill Abbitt. a24
A GOOD TEXACO SERVICE STA
tinn in Oak City for rent. Looted
on highway. The right party can
make a good living and put a few
dollar* in the bank every week. Thia
station has a good gasoline quota.
Harrison Oil Company. a24-2t
FOR SALE: FRYING SIZE CHICK
ens, ranging in weight from two
to two and one-half pounds. Minga
E. Rogers, R.F.D. 3, City. a24-2t-pd
FOR QUICK, QUALITY DRY
cleaning service, bring your cloth
to Pittman's. One day service on any
garment. Suits, coats and dresses, 59
cents, cash and cany. 65c delivered.
Pittman's Cleaners. f3-tf
CORN FOR SALE: IF YOU ARE IN
terested, see J. B. Lilley on the
Washington Road, about three miles
from Williamston. a24-2t-pd
FOR SALE: LIMITED QUANTITY
of Woods' Yellow Soy Beans. $2
a bushel while they last. Edward
Corey, Farmers Warehouse, William
FOE SALE? LARGE TYPE MUS
mvy niirfc eff? for setting. 18 tor
50c. Duckling! May 5 for 12 1-Jc. W.
B. Wynn, Route 1, or at Martin F.
BUR FEATHER HAIR CUTS ABE
just as practical as they are new.
Victory Beauty Shoppe. Over Eagles
5c and 10c Store. a28-ch
BUY YOUR TOBACCO TWINE
now We have large stock and
you'll find it priced very reasonable.
Martin Supply Company. a28-2t
GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS ?
Both staple and fancy. Priced rea
sonable. Martin Supply Company.
DR. C. L. HUTCHISON
Next To Marco Theatre
WUliamston, N. C. Tel. 114-J
Coats ? Suits
111 DRESSES divided into three
groups have been drastically re
hired for C^niek Clearance . . .
>8 COATS ? SUITS that can,t he re
duced, hut due to our established
jolicy of not carrying over from
me season to another, we close
hese out at drastic reductions.
ARE YOU READY TO STORE YOUR
Furs and Fur
A* a service to our customers we have arrang
ed to store, clean and glaze your furs at a
nominal fee ineluding insurance. Bring them
here and we will send them off for you.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
FOR THE WEEK-END
To thousands oi man in camp. Carolina Trailways has bacoms tha only
parsonal link with homa. Trailways faras ara so low tha soldlar can visit
his family frequently and still stay within the limits of a service man's
budget. The frequent visits can bolster morale both civilian and army.
Since his leaves come most frequently on week-ends you can help him get
fuller enjoyment out of his trip . . . and you will enjoy yours more ... by
doing your traveling, where possible, during the week. This staggering
of passenger load will help considerably to Telieve the natural strain that
is on our services at the end of the week.