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Rate Decrease Is
On Value Increase
(Continued from pace one)
time this fall.
Hie outgo is grouped under des
ignated heads as follows:
General administration: Mayor's
salary. $420; clerk's salary. $25;
treasurer's salary, $300: commission
ers' salaries. $650. assistant clerk
$1,300: audit and legal. $800; tax list
ing. $250: vital statistics. $75: insur
ance and bonds. $1,000: telephone and
telegraph. $200; tax advertising,
lights and so forth, $150; contingent
funds. $3,000. making a total of $10.
020. for general administration
Fire department: Telephone, $50.
salaries, 17 firemen. $550; repairs,
$350; gas and oil. $200; supplies,
$350; conventions. $100. and miscel
laneous. $350, making a total of $1
950 for fire protection.
Police denartment Chief of Do
lice. $1,722.50; officers' salaries, $5
800: gas and oil. $475. and supplies.
$250. or a total of $8,427.50
Street department Superinten
dent's salary. $950: labor. $4,750.
supplies. $1,350. gas and oil. $1,450:
repairs, $750, and miscellaneous.
$650. a total of $9,900
Swimming pool: Salaries, $600
lights, $60. advertising. $65. insur
ancc, $200: supplies, $475. and mis
cellaneous. $250. a total of $1,650 (It
is estimated the pool will about pax
its way this season.)
Water department Superinten
dent's salary. $1,130: labor. $3,000.
supplies. $1,350: gas and oil, $750. re
pairs. $750: water analysis, $75. ad
vertising, $75. meters. $250 and
miscellaneous. $1,250. a total of $8
Debt service and the big item in
the budget calls for $19,500 for pay
ments on principal and $16,035 to
satisfy interest charges, a total of
$35,535. or a grand total of $75 -
Bookmobile In The
. County Next ^ eek
Many new books will be available
when the BHM regional bookmobile
makes its first trip of the second
year in Martin County There will
be many books and pamphlets on
war information. Most of these books
are those purchased with the addi -
tional money received from State
Aid when the reallocation was made
for the 76 counties qualifying for
State-Aid this year.
The schedule follows for the week
of July 13thr:
Monday?9:15. C. B. Allen's Serv
ice Station; 10:00,; Hamilton Batik;
12:30. Johnson's Service Station
(Gold Point); 2 10. Robersonville
Tuesday?9:15. Ayers Store (Ev
eretts); 10:00, Cross Roads Church;
11:00, Parmele Post Office; 12 30.
Hassell Post Office; 1:15. Barrett's
Drug Store (Oak City); 2:00. Smith's
Store (Palmyra Road) I
Wednesday?9:30. Jordan's Store
(Dardens); 10:25. Browning's Store;
11:00, Ange Town; 11 30. Poplar
Chapel Church; 1:00, Brown's Store
Thursday?9 00. Wynn's Service j
Station; 9:30, Manning and Gurkin
Service Station (Farm Lift ); 10:45.
Smithwick's Creek (Mrs. Griffin's); j
11:30, Corey's Cross Roads; 12:45.1
Terry Bros. Store (Farm Life)
Swmli Tenant Hou*e
In Hear (,ra#s Huma
Its origin not definitely determm
ed. fire destroyed a small tenant
house occupied by the Terry family
on the Roebuck farm owned by Ur
bin Rogers in Bear Grass Township
last Wednesday night. The house
was valued at $600 No estimate on
the loss of contents cdbld be had. but
it was stated that nothing was saved
except a cook stove.
Miss Hilda Gardner and Mrs. Irv
ing Goodman, of Norfolk, spent the
week-end here visiting their par
^^UOUKLUSLtTS WWVt.NOM MOM
Dr E. T. Walker was install
ed as president of the local Lions
Club at a special service in the
W ubwh - Club hall here last eve
County With Gets
His Army Air Vi in^s
Martin County's representation in
the Army Air Corps is steadily in
c reusing. a fifth young man. Luther
Hugh Hardison. of Jamesville, just
recently having earned his wings at
the Army Advanced Flying School
at Spence Field. Moultrie. Ga Har
dison young son of Mr. and Mrs.
Luther Hardison. of Jamesville. en
tered tht service last July. After
spenduig two days in the infantry
he was discharged and he immed
iately enlisted in the Air Corps, and
within a year lie emerged as a prom
ising pilot Home on a short furlough
the young man leaves this week-end
for Mississippi where he will work
as an instructor.
No official count could be had.
but it is known that at least six
young Martin County men have
earned their wings in the Army Air
Corps Their names are. Wheeler
Matr 11 Jr . a captain, and Lieuten
ants Raleigh Harrington. Chas. L.
Datuel. James Wallers. Carl Edward
Norman, and young Hardison. There
i> a largt number of young Martin
men in the Army and Navy Air
Corps working as gunners, mechan
ics. and ground men and several who
art working for their wing*
Lions Instill I New
Officers For 1942
[ In a- special. jferyicc. the local
| Dions Club installed its officers for
the new year last evening in the
Woman's Club hall Dr K T Wal
| ker is the clubs new president. A
J Manning is vice president, I). V
Cay ton. treasurer, and John I
It was announced at the meeting
ith<it Dr W H Burrell will start a
I series of six lectures on India at the
next meeting on July 23rd.
Kach member of the club pledged
$1 for the USO drive now underway
j m the county and throughout the na
During" the next few weeks, the
I club wall sponsor an attendance and
I membership drive with James Bai
| ley Peel and K P Undsley as cap
i tains of the two opposing teams in
Tlu regularly scheduled services
will be held at Pmey Grove Bap
j ins irnurcii this Saturday and Sun
! day at 11 o'clock in the morning.
Martin County larmrrs, entitl
rd to Ui rrbatrs on gasoline
used in tractors and for the op
rration of other farm machin
ery. must file their claims not
later than next Tuesday. July
14th. according to Mr. G. II.
Harrison, of the Harrison. Oil
t ompanv here. Claims to tax
farmers during the months of
April. May and June will be
considered by the State Depart
ment of Revenue.
The offices of the Harrison
Oil Company have willingly of
fered to assist farmers in pre
paring their claims.
Not A Single Post
In County Is Open
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when young men are going into the
Army in large numbers possibly to
sacrifice their lives," the representa
- H was quite evident that the Army
men were disappointed, and while
they did not say so it was gathered
from their pleas that the system in
this county is disgraceful.
The report, quite frank and sug
gestive of the importance of the
system, gave credit to those few per
sons who have given many hours of
their time each day in reporting
plane movements over the county.
One "spotter" and her little girl have
been on the job each day from about
five in the morning until late in the
night, but without a single volunteer
1,. tlii'm tlwv nnilH not pncii.
bly keep the post open continuously.
Similar situations obtain in nearly
all the other4 eleven posts in the
county While pensioners and oth
ers favored by a thoughtful govern
ment wander around and just sit in
perfect idleness, these few persons
have held to their posts, the world
about them apparently too much
engaged in the search for mad pleas
ure to offer a helping hand. Then
there are those who laugh and sneer
at the. work of volunteers, some of
whom have been free in their criti
cism of the watch at Pearl Harbor
on the morning of last December
County Civilian Defense Head
Hugh G. Horton has had appeals for
volunteers published several times,
and in a direct appeal to 80 persons
he received ten replies, but in most
of those cases regrets were offered
with the explanation that business
and social events would not allow
an hour or two at an observation
Paul Simpson has been named to
assist in coordinating the work of the
posts, and he or Mr. Horton will be
glad to assign volunteers.
Mrs. Annie Crisp
Dies at Home Near
Oak City Monday
. (Continued from page one)
the past three years.
The daughter of the lute Ashley
and Elizabeth Whitehurst, she was
horn in Carolina Township, Pitt
County, in January. 1862. When a
>??ung women she was married to
Mr Crisp and about 37 years ago
moved to this county, locating in the
Parmele community where she lived
until about three years ago when
she went to live with her son.
Mrs Crisp was a member of the
Methodist church in Bethel since
childhood Despite adversity and
hardships, her walk through life was
tumble, marked by devotion and
love to her family and friends.
Mr. Crisp died about two years
ago She is survived by five sons.
Messrs. Jesse F Crisp, of this coun- I
ty: N r. Crisp, of Norfolk: L. C. and
George D Crisp, of Emporia, and
Nathan Crisp, of Edgecombe Coun
ty. two sisters. Mrs Jesse A Brown,
of Bear Grass, and Mrs. George Bui-1
k. of Robersonvillc, and a half
brother. T. F Nelson, of Oakley.
Funeral services were conducted
at hei late home Tuesday afternoon
at 4 O Clock and interment was in the
Oak City Cemetery.
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('U* KatuHiinp Off To
Slou- Start In County
Gas rationing apparently is off to
a slow start in this county. Hardly
a fourth of the approximately 3,000
vehicle operators was said to have
applied for rations on the first day
of the registration.
Registrations will continue until
5 p^ m tomorrow in five high schools
Hassell and in Williamston
until 9 p. m.
At most of the registration cen
ters. vehicle operators are preparing
their applications for supplemental
rations, but the ratio could not be
Mr. and Mrs S. L. Andrews an
nounce the marriage of their daugh
ter Dons, to Mr Albert Rawls on
Ju,>' 5- '942. at South Mills. N. C.
"V E"son Lilley shopped here
yesterday afternoon I
Miss Kathryn Mewborn, of Tar
Q"ro. visited friends here yesterday.
SPEAKS . . .
For the first time in several
years, motorists on Martin Coun
ty highways went through the
Fourth of July holiday without
an accident. Some say traffic
volume was hardly 50 per cent
of normal, but others say thous
ands of motorists traveled
through here during the long
week-end holiday. As far as it
could be learned nothing hap
pened to mar the holiday sea
The following tabulations of
fer a comparison of the accident
'"?t> by corresponding
weeks in this year and last and
for each ye.r to the pre^nt ^
K Iliad Daai'ga
94? 2 2 ? * 000
'941 2 5 0 400
? as* T* Data
?41 W 2 I * 8 509
?1 44 1 17,000
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Local Boys First In
Athens, Ga. ? Two Williamston
young men are included in the first
class at the new U. S. Navy Pre
Flight School here?John E. Pope,
Jr., 203 Haughton Street, and Whit
The two are now fully engaged in
the stiff three-months conditioning
course as members of Platoon One,
Company B. Successful completion
of the work will send them to one
of the Navy's primary flight centers
then on to advanced instruction and
finally an operational base. The en
tire pilot training period covers 12
The four new Pre-Flight schools
are the Navy's answer to the need
for physically-toughened, condition
ed airmen to whip the Axis. In ad
dition to the southern school, locat
ed on the University of Georgia cam
pus. others have been established at
the University of North Carolina,
IEast; University of Iowa. Mid-West;
and St Mary's College in California.
Cadet Purvis graduated from the
University of North Carolina last
year. Cadet Pope attended Duke
University for two years and North
Carolina for one year.
When the Pre-Flight school at
Athens reaches its full strength, it
will include nearly 1900 cadets, 200
officers and instructors and 125 en
Passes At Dardens
Miss Florence Harden, respected
county citizen, died at the home of
her brother, E. W. Harden, at his
home in Dardens this morning at
6:30 o'clock following an illness of
more than a year. She had been con
fined to her bed for about six
months, suffering patiently during
The daughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Harden, she was born
in Bertie County 73 years ago, mov
ing with her parents to this county
and locating in the Dardens com
munity 31 years ago. She joined the
Green's Cross Baptist Church many
years ago. Her daily life was marked
by its Christian-lik# character and
was held in high esteem by persons
in all walks of life in her commun
She leaves only one brother with
whom she had made her home.
Funeral services will be conduct
ed at the home tomorrow afternoon
at 4 o'clock by Rev. R H. Lucas, Bap
tist minister of Plymouth. Burial will
follow in the Methodist Church
Cemetery in Dardens.
Board Of County
(Continued from page one)
I the homes of S Osear Peel and A C
I Roberson in Griffins Township.
I A lengthy report reviewing the
1 work of the county health depart
ment was closely studied by the
board without comment.
No changes were made and it is
bkely that the $1 30 tax rate propos
d at a special session of the board
last week will be adopted.
WANTED! IF ANYONE INGOING
to Washington for a short while
cv IT,P!r'?rm ?n errand ot mer
y by taking the invalid child of
Mrs. Lewis Wabbleton. The child is
taking treatments there which re
quire but a few minutes. And as her
family has no means of getting her
there other than the bus (this is
painful to the child), anyone who
th go,"f .could halP by just carrying
the child over there. If anyone is in
terested, call Mrs. Elbert ?P-P?}
ffbZfcr1 *giad to
FOB QUICK, QUALITY DBT
toPitb^af['SeniCe,Jbrin* your cl?thes
furnished rooms and apart
ments for rent. Call 339-J.
SODA SHOP FOR RENT. EITHKR
see or call Mrs. Elbert S. Peel.
COOL SBCOND FLOOR APABT
ment for rent on West Main ct
Apply Mrs. Elbert S. P^,.
"XTRA" GOOD BARBECUE .
?X"0WardUt 8nd " The Martin
239 WX mi "u un'urnlshed Phone
wx 101 Marshall Avenue
WANTED -INSURANCE AGENT
terrif W,"'ams,on ?nd surrounding
territory Car necessary. Gate Citv
ton' NnSrranCe ComPany. Williams
?! __1 Jyl0-2t
APARTMENT FOR RENT: THREE
F,rr,rth J"**6?1 conveniences
?or further information see or call
either N C Green or G H H.rrt
son. William,ton. ? " ffg*
I**?" **NT ? SIX-ROOM HOUSE
I in town, of Everett, Good loca
tion. Rea'on.b.e rent. See D. C. Peel
' ff c lylO-tf
| WANTED ? MAN WITH "CAR.
nof?nUXperience PCeferred but
not necessary to start. Rawleiffh's
Dspt. NCG-131-M, Richmond. Va. 1
Wednesday Mrs. Arthur Corey,
who had been a patient for five days,
left the hospital in gay spirits tor
her home at Farm Life.
Then Mr. Henry Modlin drifted
down Jamesville way immediately
after Mrs. Corey left. He had been
ill over the week-end.
Still later on, a ten-day Bear Grass
sufferer, Mr. Charlie Ayers, left for
But yesterday saw only two leave
. namely Mrs. John Ward, who had
been confined a week, and Mrs. O.
S. Green, a two weeks' patient of
Among those who are still keep
ing their chins up and who will be
dismissed soon is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Alton B. Corey, Darrell, of
Farm Life. Darrell bravely under
went an appendectomy last Tuesday
night . . . He's recovering rapidly.
Also from the Farm Life section,
Mr. (Jlaude Mendenhall is still in a
critical condition, according to re
And although Mrs. Maggie Davis,
of Jamesville, is still in bed, her
condition is improving daily, and
she should be out soon.
Mrs. Aggie Davis, of near here, is
receiving treatment in the hospital.
Having this day qualified as ad
ministratrix of the estate of the late
J. S. Ayers, deceased of Hamilton,
Martin County, this is to notify all
pel sons holding claims against said
estate to exhibit them to the under
signed for payment on or before
June 29, 1943, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery. All
persons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate settlement.
This the 29th day of June, 1942.
MRS. CHARLOTTE AYERS,
Administratrix of the late
jn30-6t J. S. Ayers Estate.
NOTICE OF SALE
North Carolina Martin County.
As provided for in Section 2688
of the Consolidated Statutes of North
Carolina, notice is hereby given that
the Town of Williamston will offer
for sale at public auction to the high
est bidder for cash at the Courthouse
door in the Town of Williamston on
Monday, July 27, 1942, the follow
ing described tracts of land in the
Town of Williamston, to-wit:
Lot No. 1: Being Lot No. 16 in the
Moore Field, adjoining Amy Purvis
on the West fronting North Street
78 8 and running back to two paral
lel lines South 41-45 feet East to the
depth of 130 feet, being the same
land purchased from Williamston
Land and Improvement Company by
George Rice and Jane Rice of record
in Book E-l, page 112 of the Martin
County Public Registry.
Lot No. 2: Beginning 73 feet from
Broad Street on a strict at the cor
ner of Lot No. 1, in Block B in the
Moore Field plot, thence Eastward
ly along the line of Lots 1 and 2
I)R. C. L. HUTCHISON
Next To Marco Theatre
Williamston, N. C. Tel. 114-J
about ISO feet to Lot No. 4, thence
Southwardly along Lot No. 4 to Jane
Rice's back corner, thence along
Jane Rice's corner about 130 feet to
a street, thence along said street to
the beginning, and being the same
land purchased of H. M. Burras by
George and Jane Rice.
Lot No. 3: Beginning at the cor
ner of Pine and North Stfeets in the
Williamston Land and Improvement
Company, Moore Field running
North 42 degrees East 72.8 feet to
Augustus Purvis' corner, thence
along his line South 41 3-4 degrees
East 130 feet, thence South 42 de
grees West 72.8 feet to Pine Street,
thence North 41 3-4 degree* West
along Pine Street to the beginning
and beii? Lot No. 18 and being same
land purchased from Williamston
Land and Improvement Company on
the 24th of October, 1804. and re
corded in Book MUM, page 225, and
also being the same land deeded to
Clarence W. Griffin by B. A. Critch
er. Trustee, on August 8th, 1841, of
record in Book C-4 at page 121.
This the 29th day of June, 1842.
TOWN OF WILLIAMSTON,
By J. L. Hassell, Mayor.
R. L. Coburn
lirinfi out the
beauty of you
Hair . . .
Manicure . . . 50c
Victory Beauty Shoppe
Phone 393-J HATTIE BAILEY, Mgr.
WillianiHton Over Eaglet 5 & 10c Store
BRING US WHAT
Left Over From Seed Whether
SHELLED Or UNSHELLED
And We Will Buy Them!
Top Market Price
JULY 10th, 1942
To Assure the Continued Use of Your Charge
Aceount in Accordance with Government Reg
ulations: We Advise You To Read These Sug
To continue to use your charge account it ia necessary
that all purchases made prior to June 1st be paid on
or before July 10th.
Those who find it impossible to do this may work out
with the help of store's credit managers a special plan
to take care of unpaid balances.
Williamst'n Merchants Association