Skip to Content
North Carolina Newspapers

The enterprise. volume (Williamston, N.C.) 1899-201?, August 18, 1942, TOBACCO EDITION, Image 19

Below is the OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

History Of The Local Tobacco Market Name Proprietors Of Warehouses On Market Since 1902 E. L. Morgan Was First To Sound i Auctioneer's Chant On The Local Tobacco Market ? (Continued from preceding page) the Planters in 1930. In 1931, W. T. Meadows and Jake W. Berger were at the Ro anoke-Dixie; Barnhill, Ingram and Harry Meador at the Farm ers, and Joe Taylor, Claude Grif fin and Roy Griffin at the Plant ers. Ingram and Barnhill were back at the Farmers in 1932, Claude Griffin and Joe Taylor were at the Roanoke-Dixie, and Berger, Gus Perry and W. T. Meadows were at the Planters. The line-up of warehousemen in 1933 was the same as it was in 1932. Many changes were made in 1934 when J. J. Cozart, Geo. Fox worth and Carlyle Langley went to the Planters, and when Jimmy Taylor came here for the first time and joined S. C. Griffin at the Roanoke-Dixie. Phaup join ed Barnhill and Ingram at the Farmers. John A. Manning joined the three proprietors of the previous year at the Planters in 1935, and Early Bass joined Barnhill and Ingram at the Farmers, Claude Griffin and Jimmy Taylor con tinuing at the Roanoke-Dixie. In 1936. Jule James joined Claude Griffin at the Roanoke Dixie, and Holt Evans came to the market for the first time, joining Geo. Foxworth at the Planters; Ingram and Barnhill continued at the Farmers. W R. Ingram and Johnny Gur kin were at the Planters in 1937. Holt Evans, Leman Barnhill and Joe Moye formed a partnership that year that lasted through 1941 at the Farmers house, Edward Corey succeeding Evans in the partnership this season. Claude ENCOURAGING Encouraged by the heart ing price reports coining out of Georgia in July and still later by reports coming from the Border Tobacco Belt, Martin County farmers are eagely awaiting the opening of the markets in this Belt next Tuesday. It is quite certain that the poundage will not equal that of last year, and possibly the quality is not quite so good as it was a year ago, but de spite those factors, farmers are anticipating favorable re turns from the 1942 crop. Griffin and Jimmy Taylor were at the Roanoke-Dixie. The big new Carolina Ware house opened for business in 1938 with Sylvester Lilley, W. R. In gram, John Gurkin and Arlie T. Belch as owners-proprietors. The group also operated the Planters Warehouse. Claude Griffin and Jimmy Taylor at the Roanoke Dixie, and Barnhill, Moye and Ev ans at the Farmers. Barnhill. Moye and Evans op erated both the Farmers and the Planters houses in 1939, and Jim my Taylor, Claude Griffin, Syl vester Lilley, Arlie Belch and John Gurkin operated both the Roanoke-Dixie and Carolina houses. The market personnel was the same in 1940 as in 1939 except Mr. Belch withdrew from the warehouse business. Last year, Barnhill, Moye and Evans operated the Farmers and Planters houses. Claude Griffin and Jimmy Taylor were at the Roanoke-Dixie, and Sylvester Lilley, W. D. Odom, John Gur j kin and John A. Manning were j at the New Carolina. This year, Claude Griffin and Jimmy Taylor will be at the Ro anoke-Dixie; Leman Barnhill, Joe Moye and Edward Corey at the Farmers .and Sylvester Lilley, I John A. Manning, Carlyle Lang 1 ley and John Gurkin at the New Carolina and Planters houses. Tobacco Is Used As Exchange Medium I a the 17th Century ??? Colonists Paid Their Wives Transportation with Tobacco ?? Tobacco has always been an pensive crop to produce, and o d time fanners who still cling the golden weed as their main urce of income declare it is be ming more difficult and uncer in to produce a good crop. According to some old records, cost $154.50 to raise two acres tobacco back in 1879. The old r< cord lists the following fairly c< mplete account: rent for the two a res, $2, labor (six months) $50, borer's board, $42, horse and fted, $10, use of wagon and plow, 50, use of barn and pack house, fire wood, (nine loads) $9; rtilizer, $15, hauling to mar k't, $2, or a total of $154. The far irer produced 1,200 pounds on the two acres and sold the crop for 20.00, leaving him a profit of 65.50. the cost price being fig ed right at $12.87 cents a hun ed pounds and the profit at 2.12 per hundred pounds. Inspection costs and selling arged ranged from $1 to $1.50 r hundred pounds. Prices that y^ar ranged from thirteen and ree-quarter cents to 60 cents r pound. STEEL IN BED SPRINGS There's enough steel in one set of 60-pound bed sprnigs to make tv o 4-inch shells for a 105-mm gi n, a 250-pound kitchen stove cc ritains enough iron to make a si igle 500-pound aerial bomb, d a man's woolen suit uses en 01 gh material for two army blan kt ts. $ Hitler is reported to have creat a special decoration for inhabi tants of occupied countries who laborate with the Nazis. Called, doubt, the Double Cross. CONSERVE TIRES| Martin * County farmers have done much to promote the war effort, and they are to be commended for the un selfish cooperation advanced by them in the cause of coun try and victory. It is still a free country, and far be tt from the purpose of this lit tle suggestion, to tell any grower where to sell his to bacco. However, there is a serious emergency staring this sec tion in the face .and Martin County farmers can help re lieve that emergency by sell ing tobacco on their home markets. Tobacco farmers, think it over. Every mile you save now may mean a great deal more later. Will Produce More Than 230 Billion of Cigarettes In 1942 % Considerable Volume Being Shipped Abroad in Addition Cigarette volume this year should run well in excess of 230 billion. In addition to the pro duction reported by the govern ment from tax stamp sales, a con siderable volume is being shipped abroad tax-free. Despite increased acreages in some of the established belts, pro duction this year will hardly measure up to the demands, mean ing that the price should equal and possibly exceed the 1941 fig ures. It is fairly certain that the farmer possessing a good-quality crop will get a good price this year. While the quality of the crop in this section may not be up to expectations, there have been times when the quality was not as good as it is this season. Little tobacco has been drawn from storage, but little or none is being added. Recalls Unusual July Celebration In Late Seventies Fisherman Entertained Thrones By Shimming for Herring from Horse-Drawn Boat in Street Commenting on the recent July Fhurth period in these parts, Jeff D. Ray recalled a gala celebra 1 tion in Williamston on July 4, 1876. Coming out of Conoho on a cart with his parents and other mem bers of the family, Mr. Ray, then i a lad of only fourteen years of age, said he remembered many i of the celebration features. "I 1 never knew the names of most of the characters, but I can see them now just as plainly as I did 66 years ago," he said. According to Mr. Ray, the main feature of the program centered around a fishing expedition up the main street. "They hitched a mule to a canoe and a man, riding astradle, drove him through town to the merriment of the hundreds who lined the then ? little-used thoroughfare. In the boat, riding [ on the tip end of the stern was a man with a paddle, and he went through all the motions typical of the prowess of an expert handler. In the middle of the boat a man had a dip net, and he, too, went through motions characteristic of a fisherman. To add a bit of real ity to the scene, a number of per sons threw salt herrings into the net, and everybody laughed and shouted," Mr. Ray recalled. After the parade the huge crowd gathered about where At torney Wheeler Martin's office is now located and enjoyed a great watermelon feast. The melons were brought out of Conoho in great numbers, and the free feast was greatly enjoyed. The centennial event, pattern ed after the real thing of a hun dred years before, reached a cli max late in the day when many in the crowd started drinking and settled down into a meaningful free-for-all fight. Se 11 Us Your Hogs Cattle, Sheep We Pay est Market Prices Acculrate and Guaranteed Weights >fce buy livestock every week day except Saturday,, from 5:.'{0 A. !M. to 12 o'clock Noon, and from 1 P. M. to 6 P. M. Oil Saturdays, we close promptly at 12:00 o'clock Noon. The cooperation of our customers hv observing these bours w ill be appreciated. Roberson's Slaughter House | W I L L I A M S T Q N NORT 1! C A ROLINA J

North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.

Digital North Carolina