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The enterprise. volume (Williamston, N.C.) 1899-201?, December 04, 1942, Page 4, Image 4

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Officials Of County To Start Their New Terms Next Monday (Continued from page one) 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. 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 terms. 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 ned. Preliminary Plans For Listing Taxes To Be Considered (Continued from page one) 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 task. 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 Jamesville Awarded Arm Bands Tuesday (Continued from page one) 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 back home. 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 ing" 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 be bombed. 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 the following: 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 bor. ? The R A F recently spilled 10,000 tons of bombs on Germany in ten night air raids. TaxesPAYABLE AT PAR During December INTEREST RATE OF ONE PER CENT PER MONTH WILL BEGIN SOON. Save Money PAY YOUR TAXES NOW! THE TOWN OF WILLIAMSTON The 51st Week Of The War (Continued from pace one) 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 January 1st. 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 25th. Transportation 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 equipment. 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 (Continued on page four) 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 (Continued from page one) 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 qualifications. 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. ? Juniors Present 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 of ten. 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 slightly damaged. 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 10th. a 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 $36,900. 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 ? e 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 (Continued from pace one) tires for hauling lumber and farm | products. 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 ment project. 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 fense worker. 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 livestock. Mrs. Pitt Roberson, Robersonville, one tire for travel to and from school and making meal deliveries. Roy Peel, Williamston, two tires for drayage. 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 poses. 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 for farm. 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. Wants 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 liamston. dl-2t 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. d4-3t 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. d4-8t 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 FURNITURE GIFTS For Year 9Round Pleasure . . . Make Your Selection from Our Complete Stock! J WoolardFurnitureCo. WHY WAIT? WHY WAIT until the last minute to do your shopping when it would be to your advantage in more ways than one to drop in today and make your gift seleetions from our complete stock? Clark's Pharmacy WILLIAMSTON, N. C. Taxes PAYABLE AT PAR During December Interest Rate Of One Per Cent Per Month Will Begin Soon SAVE Money Pay Your Taxes Now M. L. PEEL T ax Collector Mar tin County

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