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?hA. PAY BAT WAS \[ BOND DAY nor sntomt?uvi tonus THE ENTERPRISE OVER TNt TOP FOR VICTORY ?Mil U UNITED STATES WM BONDS-STAMPS VOLUME XLV?NUMBER 44 Williamiton, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, June 2, 1912. ESTABLISHED 1899 County Is Allowed Only Six New Car Tires For Month June Truck Tire Allotment Is Increased Over That For Past Month Regulations for rationing new car tires are being drawn tighter and tighter, the rationing board in the county announcing yesterday that only six new car tires had been al lotted for the month of June. The truck tire allotment, however, has been greatly increased and there'll be forty new tires for distribution to those who can establish classifi cations. It is fairly apparent that the trend is away from the passenger car traffic and moving toward those vehicles considered vitally essential to the war effort or to those types of business necessary to the war effort or to those essential to the public welfare. Liberal allotments for recapped tires were announced, but a certifi cate for the purchase of a tire of this type is not worth very much since there are few or none to be had. The high rationing authorities are pre dicting a fairly high mortality rate among tubes this hot weather for they allotted the county 24 car tire tubes and 48 truck tire tubes. Applications for tires were reject ed in the following three cases: David Sidney Harper, Roberson ville railroad worker, two recapped car tires Larry Bunting, Robersonville, far mer and funeral director, four re capped car tires. Robert S. Gurganus, Williamston public worker, one new car tire. Obsolete tires were allotted as fol lows: Mrs. Minnie Wynne, Everetts, two tires and two tubes for farm work. J. D. Knox. Robersonville, two tires and tubes for farm work. The only two new car tires allot ted went to Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Pres byterian minister. Recapped tires were allotted for automobiles to the following: H R. Smith, Oak City, two tires Ira Jones, Williamston, two tires and tubes for farm use. Mrs. George D. Grimes, RFD, Wil liamston, two tires for farm use. W. H. Britton, RFD 3, Williamston, two tires for farm use. D. E. Bunting, Oak City, was al lotted a tube and a recapped tire for a farm truck New truck tires and tubes were allotted to the following: John A Manning, Williamston, one tire and tube for general hauling. J. B. Barnhill, Everetts, four tires and four tubes for hauling ice, fish and fuel Harry B. Thompson, Williamston, one tire and tube for hauling lum ber John W. Green, HFD, Williamston, one tube for farm use. Joe Bunting, of Palmyra, was al lotted two new tires and tubes for a farm tractor. Applications for tires during the past week and carried over for fu ture considi ration were filed as fol lows: Robert James llardison, Williams ton logger, three truck tires and three tubes G. H. Davenport, Dardcns farmer, four car tires. Roberson Slaughter House, Wil liamston, two truck tires and two tubes. S. A. Ward, Hassell fire warden, one car tire and tubes Vernon Bunting, Williamston far mer, two recapped car tires. Charles R. Moore, Williamston, two car tires and one tube mostly for police work. D Matthews, RF Dl, Palmyra, one car tire and tube for farm use. War Brings Change In Liquor Business I Kicked about as badly if not worse than an unwanted redheaded step child while the legal operators mire down in wealth, the illicit liquor manufacturer is making desperate efforts to hang on for the duration. The monthly report of ABC Officer J. H. Roebuck points out the use of molasses in making the illicit spirits, and so if one hears of "light ning" and no thunder he can rest assured that monkey rum has staged a comeback to remind the old dram sters of World War I days. The sale of molasses is being checked by of ficers in an effort to block the man ufacturing business and save the respect of the dealers. The first barrel of beer made out of molasses in many years was pour ed out a few days ago in the Hassell area. That the sugar rationing pro gram is hurting the business is sup ported in a report coming from Bear Grass a few days ago when another barrel of the special type of beer was poured out. Last month was quiet on the illicit liquor front, Officer J. H. Roebuck stating that he and his assistants de stroyed only two small liquor stills and wrecked four partial plants, pouring out only 790 gallons of beer. The stills were of the oil drum type and of only 30 gallon capacity each. A little over seven gallons of liquor was confiscated. Three persons were arrested, ind the two convicted in the courts were fined s total of $139. SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES In a swooping victory in county and throughout the entire district, Herbert C Bonner, of Washington, (left), returns to Congress as First District Representative. Josiah W. Bailey won by more than two to one over Dick Fountain to return to the United States Senate for a third term. Ask "X" Card Holders To Report To Board a. higher Homf from llughrNville, Mary land, for the work end, Whit Davis stated that tobacco prices on the market there are ran* ?r<?und 30 cents a pound or about five cents above the av Vrl'MSir * ?ye"r a*? Fa?*rs ' pleased with their sales, Mr. Davis explainin* that most of the tobacco bein* offer ed for sale at the present time bein* of an inferior quality Jack Hardison, also of Hoghes ville, and Jimmie Taylor, of nearby Laplatta, were also home for the week-end ? Small Reduction In School Tax Rate Is Seen In New Budget ??? Economics Departments To Be Added To Farm Life And Bear Gruss Schools -* iee?!lim!naury bUd?"' fi?Ure?. sub ject to alight changes and final ap proval by the board of county com missioners, will support u slight re duction in the school tax rate for WtoL * k'r"1, " W"S learnt'd fol s.arw ,me<'tln? the county board of education here yesterday Exact figures are not available at S72StnnmC' mU! " 18 e,hmated that $72,100 will be necessary for debt service, capital outlay and current expenses during the coming term as compared with $72,280 for the term recently ended Debt service Dxed at $50,000 for the new fiscal year ,s $5,000 greater than it was for the year now nearing an end. ?2 0^Pfnr ,rtlay fU"d 18 Plat'ed ?' $22,000 for the new year as compar ed with $27,000 for the 1941-42 term The current expense item of $37 000 remains virtually unchanged, The school tax rate last year was 54 cents n the $100 assessed property valu ?hL0.nh 'i1? aulhor|ties explaining that, based on present figures, it will be reduced by two and one-half cents or to 51 1-2 cents. With the budget remaining virtually jhe same as it was for the 1941-42 fiscal year the! reduction is apparently based on an mereasc trr the piupeity vatars for 1942 over those for 1941. A contract for re-roofing the high (Continued on page aix) Red Cross Kits For Boys Entering Army The local Red Cross Production room is endeavoring to equip each soldier and draftee from this coun ty with a "Red Cross Kit " The kit is made of khaki twill with the emblem of the Red Cross on it and all the work is being done by the women of Williamston who sew ?ttneJWoman's Club on days spec ially designated Tor Red Cross work Each kit is fitted with the follow ing: a comb, bath cloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving cream, cigarettes matches, postal cards, pencil, nee dle, pins, sewing thread, darning cotton, scissors and a Gospel of St John. Thus far the local organization tv 140 ot these kns Nine ttoem have been distrib uted and they now have on hand en XZ ?rouP leavin? the coun ty within the next few days. Any young man volunteering his services to hjg country is requested tow" kit bet0Te leavin? The local Red Cross makes only one request . . If you .re rejected you are asked to return the kit and contents that haven't been used tc the local draft board. Call Upon Number To Substantiate Claims On Friday Likely That Some of Liberal Larri* Will Be Cancelled By Ha I ion inn Board Sixty-four holders of "X" gasoline rationing cards in this county are being directed to appear before a special meeting of the rationing board in the old bank building next to the Wnnloid Furnilurt .duu und substantiate the -claims made in pro curing the liberal cards. The action is being taken at the direction of the State gasoline rationing administra tor. It is quite likely that a number of the cards will be cancelled, the I rationing administrator just recent ly pointing out to the board that the "X" gas rationing card is packed with dynamite, that some card |claims to the liberal cards could hardly be substantiated. It was point ed out that public officials were not entitled to the liberal type of cards | unless the- business they were en | gaged in required excessive amounts of gasoline. No statement could be hud from |the board, but rumor of violations are being called to the attention of the board. Asked what action would be taken if those X card holders fail to re-, port after being notified, a mem ber of the hoard said a second no tice would lx? released, calling at tention to the penalty provision car ried on the application blank to which the holder's name is affixed. The "X" cards were studied at a meeting of the board yesterday. Quite a few were accepted at their face value, but in most of the oth (Continued on page six) # Deputy Register Deeds Resigns In This County Mrs. Mary Andrews, efficient dep uty register of deeds in this county, has resigned after fifteen years of faithful service to the general pub lic. Her resignation, prompted by the ever-increasing strain on one's eyesight, was accepted with much regret. Mrs. Nettie Meador Modlin is suc ceeding Mrs Andrews in the office. First Fatal Road Accident Of Year In County Sunday Another Person Hurt in Early Sunday Morning Accident Near Williamson ?t The first fatal road accident the county this year was reported Sunday when John Henry Teel, 27 year-old colored man, was fatally injured in a freak automobile wreck on a comparatively little used road in Bear Grass Township. Suffering a broken neck. Teel died in the lo cal hospital Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Just recently released from the roads where he was serving a six months sentence for non-support of his wife and child, Teel was on his way home between one and two o'clock Sunday morning when the automobile driven by Warner Au gustus Bailey, Jr., young white man. went out of control, ran into a ditch on a sharp, sandy curve and turned over on its side. Bailey, Johnnie Gray Mayo and James Arthur Mayo, other passengers in the car, were not hurt, but Teel caught his neck under the seat and broke it. The accident was described as being of a freak nature by Patrolman Whit Saunders, the investigating officer stating that it was possible Teel caught his neck under the seat and that it was brok en in trying to release him. Bailey said he was driving be tween 30 and 35 miles an hour when the car struck sand in the road and went out of control. Damage to the car was estimated at about $75 Brought to the hospital by Farmer Irving Terry, the victim was para lyzed from his neck down. Said to have prowled around the town and visited the wine shops un til a late hour, Teel caught a ride to Bear Grass where he made arrange ments with young Bailey to take him home. A short time before the fatal ac cident. Teel WCtS on the Washington highway, near the Stuton farm, with Boley Rogers and several other col ored men patching a tire. Elmer Rogers, Boley's brother, was stand ing on the road when Elbert Noah Dawson, traveling toward Washing ton, struck and broke Elmer's left leg. Dawson, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Woodson Seitz, a bride and groom of only a few hours, was meeting another car and he told Patrolman Saunders that the lights (Continued on page six) 1 faculty Members Resigning Posts Causing directly or indirectly the suspension of activities in eight lo cal business houses, the war is now breaking into the education field in a big way At least, it is literally tearing to pieces the local school faculty line-up. Professor Sam Kdwards has re signed and will enter the service next week Mrs. Kdwards has re signed also and they plan to locate 111 Norfolk. Jack Butler tendered his resignation as band director and member of the faculty a short time ago and will enter tin* service next week It is quite likely that one and possibly two other members of the faculty will resign to enter the serv ice. Miss Dorcas Knowles, fourth grade teacher, has resigned to accept a position in the Farmville school fac ulty Miss Madge Glazener, home eco nomics teacher, is going to the Hugh Morson faculty in Haleigh after com pleting her work here the middle of this month. The situation will be reviewed and studied hv the local committee at a special meeting the latter part of this week. WINNERS IN COUNTY RACE J. Calvin Smith, of Koborsonville, (left), chalked up a victory in the last Saturday primary over S. 11. Grimes to yam the seat of judge of the county court. In the second contest for a coun ty office, Clarence W Griffin won over W 1 Skinner to return to the legislature as the county's representative Mrs. Mo I lie ^. Ross Passes In Hospital Here hist Sat urday I 4?? Hud llren An Invalid for Loup Number of Years; has! ? Hites On Sunday ? Mrs. Mollie Whitfield Ross, high ly respected citizen of the Hasscll community, died in the local hospi tal last Saturday morning at 7:30 o'clock. Suffering a stroke nearly thirty years ago, Mrs. Ross had been a semi-invalid since that time up untjl about three weeks ago when she felt in trying to raise herself from the bed and^iroke her hip. She wair removed"to the hospital where her weakened condition made it im possible for her to respond to treat ment. Hie end came gradually, death being attributed to complications. The daughter of Hen Whitfield, of this county, and the late Julia Cox Whitfield, of Beaufort County, Mrs Ross was born 111 this county in 1883. When a young woman she was married to C. L. Bunting in 1900 Following his death she was mar ried to Mr. B. 11. Ross. She was a patient sufferer during the long years of her illness. She was a mem ber of the Christian Church at Gold Point for a Jong number of years. Besides her father and husband, she leaves by her first marriage, two sons, Roland C. Bunting, of Norfolk, and P. U, Bunting, of Williamston, and by her second marriage, one daughter, Miss Margaret Ross, of the hbme, and four sons, Willie Ross, of Norfolk; Garland Ross, of Ahoskie; B. H. Ross, Jr., U. S Army, and Marvin Ross, of the home. She [also leaves a sister, Mrs. J. S. Grif fin, of Norfolk, and two brothers, Messrs. J B and Chas Whitfield, both of Oak City. Her son, Willie, | was painfully injured by a hit-and run driver near the hospital while I he was on a visit to his mother about two weeks ago. Funeral services were conducted from the late home last Sunday af ternoon by Rev. J M Perry, Rober sonvilie minister. Burial was in the ' Bunting family cemetery, near Rob ersonville. Ihm iiHH l*ri<e (rilin^n In (wrevnvillv Tonight A representative of the Office of Price Administration will discuss price regulations or ceilings at a special meeting in the city hall, in Greenville, this evening at seven o'clock, it has been announced. Mer ehants and other interested parties in this county are invited to attend. CKMKTKHV Williamston's proposed ceme tery improvement project, pend ing all these many years, has moved nearer a reality at last, the regular meeting of the town board of commissioners learn ing last night that rights to all the property on the north side of the present cemetery had been obtained up to Gurganus Street. The last title was trans ferred just recently when Julia Ormond sold her lots for $1,000 and agreed to move away her home and the old big tenant house by next October 1st. Oth er property rights were pur chased for $900. The commissioners had a very dull meeting last night, t|?e only other business" being centered around the WPA janitor's sal gram. The janitor gets a dollar raise, and plans for the drive on rats will be discussed with an exterminating firm. County Authorities Hold Their Regular Meeting 05 Monday ~ j V, J. Spm-y Ki'+lfcli'il ll?'tt<l Of llu- Martin County V It. (!. Itonril Uneventful sessions marked t regular meeting 61 the Martin Got ty commissioners here yesterday, t group receiving very few visitors a no complaints during the day In o joint meeting of the ('our Boards of Health, Education a Commissioners, V. J. Spivey was i elected chairman of the Mar County Alcoholic Beverages Contl Board and supervisor of the coin system by unanimous vote upon t nomination hy J L. llassell and second by Commissioner Joshua Coltrain. Only one other Candida Urbin Rogers, filed for the positn The appointment of Lawrence I man as a member of the ABC hot by the commissioners some f months ago was ratified by the jo meeting Mr Spivey, head of 1 system m the county since it was tablished in July, 1935, was re-ele ed for a three-year term, the cha rnanship and supervisor's job c rying a monthly salary of $125 The county welfare budget for I new " ? ,1 ' HI YY U.1?nil hi I I v I'll proved. A hurried review ot tin ures reveals a slight increase of < $500 over the 1941-42 figures, increases in salaries were all( (Continued on page six) County Native Dies In West Virginia Mrs. Sallie Corey Moore, a native of Griffins Township, this county, died at her home in Bluefield, W. Va., the early part of last week, the end coming suddenly and unex pectedly. She was found in an un conscious condition at the entrance ?of her homo 4n-tho Mulberry apart ments, and died a short time later, the victim of a heart attack. Funer al services were conducted there last Monday by her pastor, Rev. W P Eastwood, Method*-* minister, and burial was in Monte Vista Cem etery. The daughter of the late Ed Cor ey and wife, Mrs. Moore was bom in this county 52 years ago Wher a young woman, she taught school near Jamesville, later attending ti milliner's school in Baltimore. About a quarter of a century ago she lo cated in West Virginia where sh< opened and successfully operated i millinery shop. She married C. H Moore in West Virginia and he sur vives. She also leaves two sisters Mrs. W. R. Roebuck, of near Wil liamston, and Mrs. Lenora Perkin son, of Baltimore, and a brother, Mr A. Corey, of Jamesville. How They Voted In Martin County Contrary to many predictions, a large portion of the Martin County electorate found time to visit the polls and participate in the primary last Saturday. A post-mortem of the election is virtually useless, but it can be said that the contest was held without bitterness for the most part, that possibly with the exception of the U. S. senatorial race the voters merely express ed support for candidates of their own choice, voicing no opposition to others in the con test. The following table, based on official figures, shows the vote in this county, by precincts: DD E/'IILJ/VPG ruEvi iivro Jamesville Williams Griffins Bear Grass Williamston 1 Williamston 2 Cross Roads Robersonville Gold Point Poplar Point , Hamilton Hassell Goose Nest TOTALS House of Rep. Judge U. S. Senate Congrevsman Senate Rep. CA 85 30 6 61 148 253 45 274 26 46 71 14 53 1112 & 5 o 219 76 287 175 196 273 157 197 72 58 70 77 143 2000 8 i ? 161 39 97 35 184 371 36 41 65 40 40 36 133 1278 1 ?5 134 68 147 186 145 139 158 439 38 62 93 56 70 1735 V I 122 :n 54 29 109 217 47 242 37 31 60 8 53 1041 1 I 151 65 174 167 205 281 146 197 61 63 75 86 134 1803 191 80 194 179 289 451 135 402 97 92 127 69 142 2448 e I s 112 23 84 54 44 68 74 76 7 14 16 25 67 664 5 5 8 3 6 11 3 8, 0 1 2 0 4 50 a 3 5 l o 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 RAF In Devastating Attacks on Germany In Past Two Nights Main Action of War Is Still Centenie On Russia's Eastern Front The Allied war of the air reached a new high pitch during the past two nights when . devastating attacks were directed by tens of hundreds of British and American bombers against German industrial centers Saturday night, 1,250 planes went ov ?r Cologne, leaving the German in dustrial center the most completely wrecked spot op earth, an estimated 20,000 persons killed and more than 50.000 wounded. Last night the raid ers swept the invasion coast of -France and centered on the?great Krupp works it Kdsen, leaving wreck, ruin and fires. The air at tacks are going forward on an around-the-clock schedule. In the first raid, 44 bombers v^bre lost. Last night 34 of the 1,036 planes taking part in the raids failed to re turn. More reserves are pouring in for air action and equipment is piling up to reach new high proportions. The Allied air force is now going in to action tti a big way. leaving some to believe that plans for creating a | second front have been virtually completed and that other action is to be expected. On land attention still centers on the eastern front where blitzkrieg plans are believed in the making Hitler's hopes are bound up in the Russian fields and a pincers drive to the Caucasus through Turkey and the Crimea is still considered a pos sibihty. Reports from Russia today state-that the Germans have been driven back around Leningrad and [that no great activity is underway m the Kharkov area, but it is admit ted that the fierce fighting in recent weeks on the Russian front is hardly more than a sample of what is in the jffing An assault on the entire east ern front timed with a drive possi bly through Turkey*about the latter part of this month or early July is predicted by some militarists. Allied aid, traveling in a large con voy, reached Russia today following a fiv^-day running battle with Ger j man planes and surface craft. Six ships were said to have been lost, the report disputing the German claim that eighteen had been sent to the bottom. The tide of battle has turned in favor of the British in Libya, a re port today slating that nearly hair of a strong attacking German tank force had been wiped out, that. Gen eral Rommel's extensive plans for an all-out drive had met w ith failure Australia's Prime Minister Curtin today challenged the Japs to try an invasion of his country The chal lenge would indicate that Australia has had its defenses greatly strength nod While the challenge was being lung at the Japs, three midget sub marines entered Sydney harbor and sunk a small bbut, killing nineteen >ersons. The Jap subs were lost in the attack. In the Far Fast, China is still be ing hammered and beaten by the in vading Japs, huT the defenders are till offering a srtong resistance Two more ships have been sunk in the Atlantic, pushing the total to und 251) Out of a crew of 42, 39 were reported lost in a sinking in the Gulf of Mexico Mexico is today formally at war with Germany, but no untoward ac (Continued on page six) -4 I^arge Primary Vote (last In This County Without malice or excessive per suasion, a largo portion of the Mar-" tin County oloctorato took timo out last Saturday to participate in the ifff-year political primary, tin. sire of the vote exceeding many esti mates and trailing by hardly 500 the record total chalked up two years jgo. The vote had been estimated anywhere from 1.800 to .1,560, J. C Manning's guess of 3,200 being near est the total. The following table shows the vote ast in 1940 and the one cast in the thirteen county precincts last Satur day Jumesville Williams Griffins Bear Grass Wilhamston. 1 Williamston, 2 Cross Hoads Robersonville Gold Point Poplar Point Hamilton Massed Goose Nest Nineteen of the 1940 votes were in the Republican column, the last Sat urday vote setting a new low record in the total count for the opposition party. Several of the precincts did not record a singe Republican vote. There were only six absentee votes cast in the county, the service me napparently being too busy with their duties to take time out to vote. Four of the votes were cast in Wil liamston and one each in Rob*Hon ville and Bear Gram. 1940 1942 396 317 150 107 293 293 255 242 492 348 590 536 262 215 477 492 122 105 156 107 156 145 106 95 250 213 ?? 3705 3215

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