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Visit in Windsor
Mr and Mrs. Garland Coltrain
?spent the week-end in Windsor vis
Visit in Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Harper spent
the week-end in Wilson with their
son, who has just returned from for- j
In Belhaven Sunday
Messrs. Rupert Cowan, Wigg Watts
and Jimmy Watts spent Sunday in
In Mnrfreesboro Sunday
Rev. and Mrs. John Hardy spent
Sunday in Murfreesboro where Rev.
Hardy was the guest minister.
Leaves for Richmond
Miss Elizabeth Parker leaves to
morrow for Richmond where she
will resume her studies at West
Visit Here Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Waters and
daughter, Peggy, of Windsor, were
the guests of Mrs. Mary Bonner Gur
ganus here Sunday.
Mrs. Pat Crawford, who had been
the guest of Mrs. W. A. Ellison in
Belhaven for the past two weeks, re
turned home Sunday.
Mr. N. B. Thomas, Jr., visited at
his home in Wilson last week-end.
Leaves for Newport News
Miss Bessie Newbern left Monday
to enroll at the Elizabeth Buxton
hospital in Newport News.
'America On Parade'
Will Be Presented At
Martin County Fair
The Martin County Agricultural
Fair Association has announced as
its most pretentious attraction this
year "America on Parade." The Fair
Association has made arrangements
with the John B. Rogers Producing
company of Ohio, world's largest
producers of outdoor pageant-spec
tacles, to stage this spectacular event.
There will be over 200 local people
used, which gives an idea as to the
magnitude of the undertaking.
"America on Parade" will depict
by pantomine action and dialogue
the progress of our great country
from the time of the birth of the
idea in the mind of Christopher Col
umbus, that the world was round?
until the present day, touching the
most striking notes of civilization
that have contributed most toward
It is indeed in keeping with the
fair board's policy of always improv
ing their attractions from year to
year, presenting (not only in exhib
its but in entertainment as well)
something really worth while, speak
ing from a standpoint of education
and patriotic value, entertainment
and general regional interest.
This effort of the fair to keep
abreast of (he time deserves the
whole-hearted supported of the en
Condensed from a young boy's let
ters to bis mother during First
Camp Jackson. S C, Dec. 29, 1917
?I never realized that the people in
our township could be so nice. They
simply wouldn't let us pay for any
thing. For instance Mr. went
with us as far as Washington, N. C.,
and paid our expenses at the hotel.
We thought this too much, but he
only said, "Uncle Sam's money
means nothing to me now."
Oglethorpe, Ga? Jan. 16, 1918. ?
I'm in the regular army now, and
am separated from all the home
boys. Your letters mean so much to
me. How do you write them so in
teresting? Why, I can almost ima
gine myself having a tete a tete with
France, May 5, 1918?Due to scar
city of stationery, I haven't been able
to write very often. However, I'll
describe in a few few words, about
my trip over and the beautiful scen
ery of France.
"America on Parade" will be es
pecially impressive, presented on a
huge outdoor stage with elaborate
costumes and brilliantly lighted by
Mrs. Maude Harrison has charge
of the casting and anyone in the
county who would like to take part
in the thrilling pageant of our na
tion's history should get in touch
with Mrs. Harrison at once.
Sept. 22. 1918?Well, we are doing
some good work over here now. You
should hear the Germans say "Kam
erad," when they see an American
coming. It's nothing for one Ameri
can to capture ten and fifteen Ger
mans^ at one time. Can you imagine
Nov. 15, 1918? Haven't been able
to write within the past two months,
as we have been on the front at
least forty days. I know you are very
anxious to hear from me, especially
since the war is over. I was on the
lines when the armistice was sign
ed. and you can imagine what a glad
day ft was. In the last drive, we
drove the Germans thirty miles with
in seven days. We went so fast our
ration train could hardly keep up
with the rain falling in your face,
on the front, but hope soon to be
back in our good ole U.S.A. now. I
can only dream of what a great day
that will be. Can we do anything but
thank God and try to be better men
and women hereafter?
Nov. 19, 1918?We have good quar
ters now. and that, makes a world of
difference. It's not like having to dig
a hole to get in, sleeping in mud.
wit hthe rain falling in your face,
and having to dodge shell and bul
lets all the time. You no doubt know
that our path hasn't been strewn
with roses. But a world w ide peace
is worth the sacrifice, don't you
Tries, Germany, Dec. 6, 1918.?We
are in good German barracks, with
electric lights and running water,
I It beats sleeping in a hole. I assure
you We drill a little hard, but that
seems like play now, and too, we
get Saturday and Sunday afternoons
off. as we did in the States. I'm get
ting fat again. Think I'll weigh as
much as I did before I went over the
tnp the first time. I don't hava the
slightest idea when we'll get back
But why should we worry? When
we know there's a grand and glor
ious day coming. Truly hope our
Christmas dinner will not be like our
Thanksgiving one was. We were on
a nice little hike at that time, and had
real Corn Bill (corned beef and hard
tack). There's one consolation, we
know if we are living, we will eat
our next Christmas dinner in the
U.S.A., which is the only real coun
try in the universe.
Dec. 31, 1918?Had a very nice
Christmas. Much better than was ex
pected. We were paid Christmas
morning. You may think ten dollars
a big price for two ordinary meals,
but we think it very reasonable, con
Jan. 19. 191&?Am now out of hos
pital and recuperating very fast. I
don-'t know of anything interesting
or important to write about now,
and since my mission here has been
fulfilled, I've been doing a little day
dreaming in my idle hours, reminis
cing of our happy and peaceful life
prior to the war. And I have learned j
something I never realized before,
to appreciate the simple, insigni-1
| ficant things in life. Now, I wish to
see you more than ever, and my old i
I home that we both love so much. I'
| want to go up in the attic, bring down
the old mohair sofa, with the weak
spring (remember?) and play you!
j'U game of chess, as we did in days |
[gone by. In the meantime, go polish-1
the silver, cook my favorite dish, and '
set my place at the table. I'm com- j
As ever, your loving son
The boy referred to above died in J
a Veterans hospital in 1941. His mo- (
ther, having no son in this war, has
adopted (in her heart) all the boys'
in our armed forces She triumphs
with their good luck, and grieves
Assistant To Tax
Miss Mildred Hedrisk^ for sight
years assistant to the sheriff and
county tax collector, tendered her
resignation this week. The resigna
tion is effective as of next October
1st. Miss Hedrick is returning to her
home in Jamesville.
Announcing the resignation this
week. Tax Collector M. Luther Peel
stated that Miss Lucille Rogerson,
formerly connected with the farm
agent's office but more recently em
ployed in a Charlotte office, had
bt en named to succeed Miss Hedrick.
Miss Rogerson, a native of Bear
Gra: Township, enters upon new
Hew duties next Tuesday.
with their misfortunes. During the
"wet? .mall" hours of the night, God
alone hears her prayers for them.
How i I know0 She is my mother.
Mrs. Frank Weston.
Martin County Agricultural Fair's
Brilliant Spectacular Patriotic
"AMERICA ON PARADE**
A JOHN B. ROGERS PRODUCTION
Over ZOO Local People in Cast
Staged in all its grandeur-Beautiful eostumes
Gorgeous Lighting ? Effeetive Stage Sets ? A
Riot of Life, Beauty ami Color.
Martin County Fair Grounds
Sept. 29 - 30 Oct. 1 - 2
EVERY EVENING ? 8:30 O'CLOCK
Tl RS and BUCKETS
Srr Our Lur/ie Assortment of
Itolh V'wr tmil Old Furniture
\\ lieu -lni|i|iin^ in \\ ilii.un-.luii. make il your Iiumui'mm to visit our
store. We have almost anvtiling you eouhl wish for in tin- furniture
line, anil m1 will absolutely ^uuraulee to mi\i' you money on every
Male. In our lur^e stork, there are many items wliieh eauuot he
ilii|iliraleil in ipialilx anil workiuuil?lli|>. IKY IJS TIIK NKY1
I IMK MM Itl t H KM I I KK!
FOR KM.Ill PRICKS . . . VISIT
J. B. Cherry and Bro
Successor To Cood ami Had Furniture Co.
WIUJAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
HIGHEST SALE OF THE YEAR
W. M. HARRISON HUBERT BIGGS
And ASKEW 274 pounds @ 47c
70 pounds @ 42c 284 pounds @ 47c
144 pounds @ 46c 212 pounds @ 46c
146 pounds ? 47c 210 pounds @ 46c
Average $45.62 *40 pounds @ 41c
I. W. EUBANKS * c. r. bland Average $45.47
Kpounds @ 26c MOORE A EDMONDS0N
1M pounds ? 45c 3g pounds @ 41c
226 pounds ? 44c % pounds @ 43c
240 pounds ? 47c i30 pounds @ 46c
104 pounds @ 46c |46 pounds ? 47c
ROBERSON * HARRISON
68 pnniiSa (g 39^ ALFRED ELLIS
148 pounds @ 46c 176 Pounds @ 46c
152 pounds @ 46c 122 P?un<ls ? 41c
324 pounds @ 48c 116 P"unds ? 45c
Average $46.23 Average $44.24
HARRELL and JOHNSON H. L. MANNING
Average $45.02 WVNN snd
152 pounds @ 35c
SIDNEY BEACHAM 132 pounds @ 45c
34 pounds @ 45c
150 pounds @ 46c
240 pounds <jjj 44c
182 pounds @ 47c
24 pounds <? 72c
ALL RECORDS for the season were broken on the floor of I Ik- LARIMERS WAREHOUSE
Monday. The Mark lip* and the niediiini quality tohaeeos sold higher than at any lime
this year and our enstoniers will tell yon that we ran the most vigorous and the most or
derly sale of any they had seen in years. Sell the rest of your ero|> with ns. Our sales
are operated hy men who really know tohaeeo and no enstomer is overlooked or neg
leeted when selling at the FARMERS WAREHOUSE.
FIRST SALE FRIDAY
Willi a FIRST SALE FRIDAY we again expect to fill our limine. Il will lie to your advan
tage to Hell with iih 011 that (late for we ean ahnolutcly aHMirc you the IichI Hale you've
made thin year. We, of eon me, have Second Sale Thursday ho we take this means to kind
ly ank you to bring your tobacco in Thursday Night for Friday's Sale. IF YOU WILL
COME EARLY YOU'LL AVOID THE LAST MINUTE RUSH!
We Sett Tobacco Higher ? Try
Us With Your Next Load
WILLI AMSTON, N. C. LEMAN BARNHILL, EDWARI) COREY and JOE MO YE, Proprietors