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Officials Of County
To Start Their New
Terms Next Monday
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office and to report to an Army in
duction center for physical examina
tion. He has already decided what
he'll do and he won't be here to sub
scribe to the oath of office. The event
may be arranged for a later date but
possibly not for the duration. Con
stable Chas. R. Moore, re-elected for
a second ternf in this township, is in
the same predicament and he. too,
will not be sworn in next Monday.
Commissioner Joshua L. Coltrain
is rounding out fourteen years of de
voted service to the county. Elected
the first time in 1916. he served three
consecutive terms. After an eight
years' rest, he was elected again to
the office and served three con
secutive terms. Mr. Coltrain went
off the board in 1936 and returned
in 1940. Starting his eighth term next
Monday. Mr. Coltrain is the only of
ficial to serve twice as a war-time
Commissioner Robert Lee Perry,
the board chairman, was elected in
1934 and next Monday will enter
upon his fifth consecutive term.
Commissioners C. Abram Rober
son and R A. Haislip were elected
to the board in 1936 and they are
starting their fourth consecutive
Serving the county court as its
first judge back in 1919, Judge J C.
Smith is returning to that post. He
served the court from 1919 to De
cember, 1926. Judge R. L. Coburn,
completing an unexpired term, was
not a candidate to succeed himself
on the bench.
The register of deeds' term does
not expire this year.
Clerk L. B Wynne is scheduled to
subscribe to the oath of office short
ly before 9 o'clock next Monday
morning, and he will administer the
oath for the other officers. No form
al installation exercises are plan
For Listing Taxes
To Be Considered
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almost certain to be confined with
in the official group or present coun
ty employees. When the office of tax
collector was created some over a
year ago, it was suggested that the
duties of tax supervisor could be
handled by him. However, the board
may choose one of its own members
to handle the task.
As for the list-takers .only two ap
plications for the several jobs have
been officially filed with the board
clerk. Tom Roberson, of Griffins, and
A B Ayers, of Bear Grass, are ask
ing to be reappointed. In addition to
entering the farming and general
business picture, the war is almost
certain to alter the tax listing per
sonnel. Vernon Griffin, list-taker in
Williams Township for 1942, is sub
ject to mliitary service, and it is
possible that extra duties created as
a direct result of the war will make
it almost impossible for some of the
other list-takers to serve again in the
After laying the foundation for
the 1943 tax program, the commis-1
sioners are expected to meet m spec
ial session to go over final plans for
handling the listing work.
1 4-H Club Pig Chain l?
Proving Of Big Benefit
The 4-H Club pig chain is prov
ing of tremendous benefit in the
promotion of better hogs for Perqui
mans County, reports F. D. Allen,
assistant farm agent of the N. C.
State College Extension Service.
Post Observers At
Arm Bands Tuesday
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will have to give an account of his
part," the attorney said, adding that
we, as civilians, are just getting on
the edge of what we are going to do
Mr. Battle attacked complacency
and warned against dangers that
lurk around us "The people in that
Boston night club throught they were
safe, the owners of the club thought
they were safe, but in the space of a
few minutes hundreds were burned
to death. Military leaders went to
bed just about a year ago at Pearl
Harbor thinking everything was safe
just to wake up the next morning to
find 2,000 youths sacrificed at their
doorstep. We think there is no dan
ger here We have been warned that
there is possible danger and we have
no right to disregard that warn
After discussing our geographical
situation, the speaker said he did not
believe that we are going to be
bombed, but he was quick to add
that while he did not believe it, he
nor no one knew that we would not
In his frank and timely talk, Mr.
Battle declared that despite ration
ing and other rules and regulations,
we were just entering a period of
convenience, that hardships could be
expected in another six months, and
that this section will go through
about what it did following the Civil
War. He explained that there isn't
enough production back home to
meet the needs of the armed forces,
that our capacity will not meet all
needs on the home front and main
tain our present standard of living.
Continuing, Mr. Battle said, "If
our rationing and price control sys
tems break down, the moneyed class
will have and the poor will have to
do without, and I urge all producers
on the farm to comply with the ra
tioning program, to hold down meat
consumption and sell the surplus.
"We are facing the most serious
situation in the history of our coun
try. We can count on the American
soldier. Can we count on the Amer
ican civilian'' It is the courage and
willingness of such men and wo
men manning our observation posts
and working hard on the home front
that are necessary to victory. The
same blood that flowed in the veins
of those who fought and died in the j
Civil War runs in the veins of you
here tonight, and with that blood
one can expect you to do your part
for freedom and country."
County Civilian Defense Chair
man Hugh G. Horton briefly ad
dressed the meeting and J Paul
Simpson, of the county observation
service awarded the urm bands to
Messrs. Elmer N. Modlin, Watson '
Walters, Capt. John Hooten, Clyde
Glass, W L. Brown, L. W. Hardison,
Howard Hardison, Carl Brown. R. E.
Holliday, J. O. Davenport, O. W.
Hamilton, N R. Roberson, Ira Alex
ander, C A. Askew, Wendell Peel,
Maurice Brown, C. C. Fleming, V.
B. Hairr, R O. Mobley, James W.
Long, Joe H. Davis, G. M. Anderson,
Robert L. Stallings, Archie Hardi
son, R. C. Sexton, H. A. , Sexton,
James White and J G. Long.
These men have served at least
25 hours at the observation post and
are still serving not less than eight
hours per month.
During the meeting the names of
the young men from Jamesville
Township, and there was a goodly
number, were read and a tribute was
paid to the memory of Austin Ran
dolph Jackson, young Jamesville
boy who sacrificed his life in the
service of his country at Pearl Har
The R A F recently spilled 10,000
tons of bombs on Germany in ten
night air raids.
INTEREST RATE OF ONE
PER CENT PER MONTH
WILL BEGIN SOON.
PAY YOUR TAXES NOW!
THE TOWN OF
The 51st Week
Of The War
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gets into full swing in 1644, the Unit
ed Nations rubber stockpile will be
reduced to "considerably below the
point of reasonable safety," In 1943,
there will only be 30 million tires,
including recaps, available for auto
mobiles, compared with a normal
demand of 48 million tires. "If all
goes well," Mr, Jeffers said, "we
should be able to allocate important
quantities of rubber for the manu
facture of civilian tires in the early
months of 1944. Thus, if there is no
hitch in the program, we should be
able in 1944 to replace in a large
measure the automobile tires now in
use on the 27 million passenger cars
and the five million trucks operating
in the United States." *
The Armed Forces
War Secretary Stimson announced
army furloughs will be granted be
tween December 12 and January 12
to no more than 10 per cent of the
enlisted strength of any camp or sta
tion at any one time. Mr. Stimson
said many young officers have been
transferred from Washington jobs to
combat duty, and they will continue
to be transferred until at least two
thirds of the officers on duty in
Washington will be men more than
35. The Federal Communications
Commission announced that after
December 1 members^of the armed
forces and persons sending money to
them will receive a 50 per cent rate
reduction on domestic telegraph
money orders up to $25.
Selective Service registrants will
be required to carry classification
cards as well as registration cards
with them at all times, beginning
Farm Production and Prices
Agriculture Secretary Wickard an
nounced 1943 food-for-freedom goals
asking the highest production in the
history of American agriculture. The
goals will shape next year's farm
production to the needs of the Unit
ed Nations, and are aimed at main
taining or exceeding the record lev
el attained this year. The 1943 corn
acreage allotment for the commer
cial corn area will be 43,423,000
acres, as compared to 41,338,000
acres in 1942, in order to insure feed
for 1944 and beyond.
To combat a critical butter short
age, the WPB prohibited dairy pro
ducers from distributing shipping
cream or other heavy cream. The or
der does not affect coffee cream and
does not apply to any farmer who
delivers up to four quarts of heavy
cream per day if his deliveries av
eraged less than one gallon daily in
the three months ended November
The Public Roads Administration
said its surveys show the average
speed of passenger cars on rural
highways since the institution of the
35-mile-an-hour speed limit has been
reduced to 37 miles per hour and
trucks to 36 miles per hour. Another
survey showed that in 12 war plants
in six states the majority of the em
ployees travel to work by automo
bile. Office of Defense Transporta
tion Director Eastman recommended
that buses and street cars space their
stopping places in cities at distances
from 600 to 1,200 feet. He said any
distance less than 500 feet would
be wasteful of rubber, gasoline and
Labor Supply and Disputes
Selective Service Director Hersh
ey instructed all local draft boards to
refuse releases for enlistment of es
sential aircraft or shipbuilding
workers ? registrants employed in
these industries who are or should
be classified in class 2-B or 3-B. War
Manpower Chairman McNutt an
nounced that a comprehensive list
of "essential" occupations has been
prepared to guide Selective Service
Boards in determining occupational
deferment and to aid the U. S. Em
ployment Service in deciding activi
ties having a prior claim on a work
er available for placement.
The Office of War Information re
ported that approximately 15 million
U. S. women?less than 23 per cent
of the total female population ?are
now gainfully employed, 4 million
of them in war jobs. The office es
timated there will be 18 million wo
men in paid employment by next
year?6 million of them in war in
dustries. Germany as early as 1939
had 37 per cent of her women work
ing. The WLB announced the num
ber of man-days lost from war indus
try strikes decreased from 318,892 in
September to 167,865 in October ?
the lowest since last January.
Allies Are Fighting
An Up-Hill Battle In
Tunisia Near Tunis
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continue at head of the Man Power
Commission, that he may be given
power over civilian and military
man power needs. The House has
passed a bill making it mandatory
to include the cost of labor in deter
mining prices of farm products. Just
when the President's order to liqui
date the WPA will become effective
was not disclosed, some suggesting
that the organization will be out of
existence by January 1,
Draft Board To Hold
Meeting Next Monday
Meeting here next Monday eve
ning at 8 o'clock, the Martin Coun
ty Draft Board will classify the first
eighteen- and nineteen-year-olds
preparatory to meeting future draft
calls, possibly starting in January. A
few claims for deferment will also
receive the board's attention.
Army Accepts Less
Than Half of Last
Group of Draftees
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Rawls, Simon Clarence Revels, Ray
els, Joseph Henry LiUey, Leon Hall
mond Saunders Cherry and Jesse
Daniel Baker. J. H. Saunders, Sr.,
was a volunteer in the officers' train
ing corps. George W. Taylor, Jr., was
granted a leave of a few days on ac
count of the death of his father last
Monday, and two of the group decid
ed not to take advantage of the sev
en-day furlough. The others return
ed to camp early this week.
Of the 25 men accepted, 19 were
given 1-A ratings and the other six
were placed in the 1-B classification.
The twenty-nine men rejected were
ruled out on account of physical dis
The names of the men rejected:
William Henry Ange, William Er
nest Davis, Hugh Burras Bailey,
Charlie Rogers, Dalton Rogerson,
Kelly Warren, George Hyman Har
rison, Jr., Lloyd Ayers, Leamon
Fouch Keel, Charlie Thomas Ed
mondson, Robert Asa Edmondson,
Jr., Leon Wilson Wynne, Cyril Harri
son Respass, Ernest Daniel Ward,
Willie Mayo Ange, William Thorn
ton Currie, Latham Erwin Bland,
William Clarence Taylor, Thomas
Raymond Gibson, Robert Thomas
Pritchett, Leman Edward Leggett,
Charles Milton James, Gilbert Earl
Coburn, Joel Lafayette Gibson,
; Johnnie Wilson Rogers, Robert Jo
sephus Moye, Robert Lee Dail, Jas.
Reddick Griffin, Lewis Ward Clark.
Two men, Cushing Biggs Bailey
and Johnnie Scott, failed to report.
Bailey was down with pneumonia,
and Scott suffered a bad leg injury
in a tractor accident a few days be
fore he was to report. Four others
included in the December call join
ed the Navy. Their names, Don El
phonsa Johnson, Thomas Fredrick
Grimes, Jos. Lynwood Holliday and
John Paul Holliday.
Their Annual Play
Members of the Junior class of the
Williamston High School presented
their annual play to a small but ap
preciative audience in the high
school auditorium last night. The
student production was entitled, "The
Ghost Walks," and included a cast
The youthful playmakers gave a
creditable performance under the
direction of Miss Gayla White, Jun
ior home room teacher.
Outstanding roles were played by
Betsy Manning, Jack Mobley and
Angela McLawhorn. Other players
in the drama were Larry Hughes,
John Whitley, Frances Jarman, Eth
el Taylor, Anne Meador, Alberta
Swain and Parker Peele.
Strong Winds Cause
Some Damage Here
Strong winds, accompanied by an
electrical and heavy rain storm, blew
down a few trees and ripped tin from
a number of buildings, but caused
no great damage in this area last
Tuesday night. School officials stat
ed that a few of their buildings were
In several parts of the State, main
ly at Charlotte, the high winds
wrecked property and took several
lives. The Charlotte radio tower top
pled over, and -a brick wall under
construction at the Marine Base at
New River was blown down, kill
ing four men. A tornado swept parts
of Georgia and killed a number of
persons, injuring many others.
Ask Special Gifts
For Service Men
The North Carolina Congress of
Parents and Teachers has been call
ed upon by the United Service Or
ganization to assist in providing some
"Christmas" for the soldiers who
will be stationed at the various
camps in North Carolina whose ad
dresses will not be known and con
sequently they will not receive a
card or gift from home or anyone.
If any person in this community
is interested in sending one of these
boys a card or gift they are asked
to please communicate with Mes
dames T. B. Brandon, J. W. Watts,
Robert Coburn or W. E. Old.
These gifts must be in the hands
of the local committee by December
Wilson Farm Resold At
Public Auction Today
Two previous bids have been rais
ed, the M. D. Wilson home place and
farm were resold at public auction
here this afternoon. Attorney Wheel
er Martin bought the property for
Offered for sale several weeks
ago, the property first was sold to
Vance Bunting of Bethel for $17,
500 That bid was raised and the
property was next sold to Roy T.
Griffin for $21,075.
To Fix Holiday Dates
At Meet Here Monday
Christmas holiday dates for the
county schools will be determined at
a meeting of the Board of Education
here next Monday when a few other
matters will also be considered. It
has been suggested that the schools
close on the 18th and reopen on the
30th, but the suggestion, advanced
by several principals, is subject to
approval by the board.
First Lower Grade
Tires Are Allotted
By Ration BoardI
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tires for hauling lumber and farm |
F. C. Stallings, Jamesville, two ]
tires for general farm use.
Grade II and recapped tires were|
allotted as follows:
Jos. G. Godard, III, Williamston, I
two tires and two recaps and one |
tube for travel to and from govern
H. A. Johnson, Robersonville, two |
tires and two recaps and two tubes, |
for travel to and from glider base.
Chester Nicholson, Williamston,
one tire and one tube for use as de
Grade III tires for cars and trucks
were allotted to the following:
Dr. W. C. Mercer, Williamston, two
tires for business.
Woodland C. White, Williamston,
two tires for haulin glumber mill
materials and supplies.
Roger Samuel Critcher, Williams
ton, two tires for hauling fuel and
Mrs. Pitt Roberson, Robersonville,
one tire for travel to and from school
and making meal deliveries.
Roy Peel, Williamston, two tires
Daisy Marie Manning, Jamesville, |
two tires for farm.
Cassia S. Graham, Williamston,
two tires for ministerial work.
Geo. E. Roberson, Williamston,
four tires for farm work and travel |
to and from pulp mill.
G. C. Godard, Jamesville, two tires]
for logging purposes.
John R. Coltrain, Williamston, two
tires for farm.
American Fork and Hoe Co.,
Plymouth, two tires for logging pur
A. L. Thompson, Williamston, four
tires for milling work.
Certificates for recapping tires
were issued to the following.
Jim Davis, RFD, Robersonville,
three tires for farm use.
J. Robert Moore, Williamston, four
tires for conveying machinist.
H. L. Davis, Jamesville, one tire
Simon Lilley, RFD 1, Williams
ton, two tires for farm.
Henry Bell, RFD 1, Williamston,
three tires for defense work.
W. E. Grimes, RFD 3, Williams
I ton, three tires for ministerial work.
Lee Bert Jenkins, Williamston,
four tires for conveying mechanic.
The daily cost to France of Ger
man occupation would build 2,500
modern workman's homes.
LOST ? MALE DOG. WEIGH
about 8 pounds. White with fe
! yellow spots. Harness and vaccini
| tion tag. Name "Cutey." Jaspi
| Moore. 702 Pine St. City. dl
Of 10 average industrial workers,
7 drive their autos, 2 use public
transportation, and one walks.
FOB SALE ? FRESH EGGS AND
frying-size chickens. Available at
all times. V. G. Taylor's farm, Wil
li amston RFD 3. n3-tf
TWO BICYCLES FOB SALE. ONE
man's bicycle and one lady's wheel.
Good as new with modern equip
ment and large tires. Mrs. P. H.
Brown, 111 Academy Street, Wil
LOST: POCKETBOOK CONTAIN-'
ing money and gas coupons and
other valuable papers. Finder keep
money and return pocketbook to J.
S. Ayers, Jr., Williamston.
APARTMENT FOB RENT: IN WIL
liamtson apartments. See or call
G. H. Harrison or N. C. Green.
AMERICA NEEDS NDRSE8 ?
Rocky Mount Sanitorium, Inc.,
Training School of Nuraing. Fully
accredited. High school graduates of
an accredited school. Age 18 and ov
er. No tuition. Next class, February
10, 1943. For information write the
Directress of Nurses, Rocky Mount
Sanitorium, Inc. Rocky Mount, N. C.
FOR QUICK, QUALITY- DRT
cleaning service, bring your clothes
to Pittman's. One day service on any
garment. Suits, coats and dresses, M
cents, cash and carry. 88c delivered.
Pittman's Cleaners. O-tf
FOR RENT ? 4-ROOM APART
ment and bath. Newly painted. If
interested, see Mrs. R. J. Peele, 300
Haughton St, or phone 180-W. 037-tf
ADDING MACHINE WANTED: IF
in good condition, call Harrison
Oil Company. Will pay cash. dl-2t
For Year 9Round
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from our complete stock?
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
Interest Rate Of One
Per Cent Per Month
Will Begin Soon
Pay Your Taxes Now
M. L. PEEL
T ax Collector Mar tin County