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VOLUME XXVI—NUMBER 29
OKATH OF MRS.
W. L. RUSSELL
Was Miss Ulla Wynne before Her
Marriage; Died in New Mexico
Mrs. L. 1). Wynne received a mes
sage from Mr. W. L. Russill on Sat-'
urday stating that Mrs. Russell, who
is the daughter of Mrs. Wynne, died
at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, May
23, in "Silver City, New Mexico. A
letter received the day before haa
brought word to her mother that she
was slightly improved after an acute
illness of which she had suffered for
a month. The-message bringing news
of her death was a shock to her rela
tives and many friends here.
Mr. Russell left with the body on
Sunday and will reach Greensboro
Wednesday night, where he will be
met by Mr. Brace Wynne. They will
reach here some time Thursday.
Mrs. Russell was the fourth daugh
ter of Mrs. L. B. Wynne and the late
"* Mr. Wynne. Born in Everetts October
16th, 1891, she was a member of a
large and happy family of six girls
and two boys. During her girlhood
her family moved to Williamaton an''
here she has many friends who have
always admired her charming person
ality and strength of character. She
was educated in the Eastern Carolina
Teachers College and North Carolina
College for Women, where she receiv
ed her degree. For a few years she
taught in this State, but for several
years she has taught In New Mexico.
In Silver City she met Mr. William L.
Russell, a prominent real-estate and
insurance man of that city, and when
en route to New Mexico from a visit
to her people here last August, she
met Mr. Russell in El Paso, Texas,
where they were married. Since that
time they have made their home in
In early life she was a communicant
of the local Baptist church, but during
the last few years she lias become a
believer of the Christian Science
Survlring the deceased, besides her
husbamPand mother, are three sistera,
Mrs. R. F. Pope, Mrs. Roger A. Critch
er, and Mrs. John A- Manning, ana
V two brothers, Earl W. and Bruce
Wynne, all residents of Williamston.
Fnueral services will be held at
3.30 Friday afternoon at the residence
of Mrs. L. B. Wynne.
Mr. and Mrs. Sherrod
Visitors Here Today
Mr. and Mrs. A. Sherrod, of High
Point, are visiting Mrs. Sherrod's
brother, Mr. B. B. Sherrod and Mrs.
Sherrod in Hamilton. They are for
mer residents of Martin County, but
are now among the moat
citizens of High Point, Mr. Shorrod
t has made a great financial success
in real estate business and is conaid- i
ered one of the soundest business men ,
in his section.
They are spending today in William
ston visiting frienda here. They are
very fond of the scenes around the old
home and find great pleasure in visit
ing them and their old friends.
Proof That Pure-
Bred Stock Pays ]
Daughters from a good sire pro
duced an average of 427 pounds more .
milk per year than their mothera, ac- '
cording to recent figures supplied by 1
a bull association. What would have 1
happened if a scrub aire had been used :
would be hard to guess, says" John
Arey, dairy extension specialist.
Tom Tarheel Says
Torn Tarheel says shoes will last a
bout twice as long in hfs family if
polish is used regularly. (
I- ' FRIDAY i
I DONT FORGET ,
I 10TOERS OF THE ,
I FRIDAY ,
Union Revival at Roanoke Warehouse Gets
Off To (iood Start Sunday Night; Stewart
txoodchild Party is In Charge of Services
Sunday night at eight o'clock
the revival of the laymen's' federa
tions began, with lie v. Stewart,
of Hurling)on, preaching, Mr.
Goodchild, of the same city, lead
ing the singing, and Miss Eva
l'eel playing the accompaniments.
At this first service thrgre~w&re
six or seven hundred present, and
the meeting began in earnest. Mr.
Stewart delivered a good sermon;
his subject being, "Who touched
me ? w "Tt was well received by tHe
Last night a very good service
was held, and despite the extreme
cold weather, since the change
yesterday there was a fine crowd
present. Th,e sermon subject was
"The Master is Come and Calleth
This morning's service, which
Attorney General Rules
That Dennis Griffin Can
Be Released Under Bond
I "Howdy King"
« "Howdy King!" in true AmZri
can atyle, brought forth a hearty
handshake from King George of
England for John Cownis of Des
Moines, la., who was aeeing the
sightstn London. "Meet my son,
King!" said the smiling tourist as
His Majesty advanced to accept
the outstretched hand-
Presbyterians to Merge
Despite a statement by Dr. C. E.
MacArtney, of Philadelphia, that such
a step would split the Presbyterian
Church wide open, 10,000 commission
ers thunderously voted "aye" in favor
of the unifying of the Presbyterian
and Congregational churches in the
Presbyterian General Assembly in
Columbus, Ohio, yesterday,
Leading members of the .church are
favoring the movement, declaring that
the Presbyterian Church stands at the
highways today, of whether to per
petuate a denomination or to unite in
the. "work of the living Christ".
"We submit that there is only one
job for all Christians,' a prominent
Presbyterian is quoted as saying, "and
that is that the the Presbyterian
church "instead of having strength to
fight for its own creeds and doctrines
has strength to love one another as
Christiana." • "
Music Teacher, Tired
_ Of Life, Kills, Self
Kinston, May 20.—Penciling a note
in which she said she was "tired of
everything; tired of living," Miss
Geniveve Ketchum, a 26-year-old
teacher of music, shortly before noon
today, swallowed 25 tablets of bichlor
ide of mercury. Death followed in a
local hospital at 5 o'clock this after
noon. Before her death the young
woman is reported to have atated to
a nurse and minister that a combina
tion of circumstances caused her to
commit the rash act. Domestic dis
cord, superinduced by parental objec
tions to some of Miss Ketchum's com
panions is said t> have been chiefly
The funeral services will probably
be held today.
Dr. Rhodes Returns from Hospital
Friends of Dr. J. S. Rhodes were
delighted today to see hirti out again
after several week» confinement on
of an operation.
Mrs. Roberson Continues 111
Friends of Mrs. H. T. Roberson re
gret to know of her continued illlnes*.
For several days she haa been criti
cally ill at her home in New Town.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, May 26, 1925
was the first one of its kind to be
held was particularly enjoyable.
The preacher made a short talk on
tiie powers of prayer and a song
service was held.
These morning services will, be
held Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursdays, and Fridays. They be
gin promptly at 10 and end at
'The men's prayer services are be
ing lieTii at 7.45 each night in the
inquiry room. The women's meet
ings will be held in the office of
Tonight Mr. Stewart will, talk
on "Advertising for God." This is
one of his strongest sermons and..
many should hear it. The song
service begins at 8 o'alock each
night for 30 minutes.
Reverses Ruling of Don
Gilliam and Judge
Dennis- Grittin,'whose 'friends nave
so faithfully worked to secure his ire
lease 1 loin the State penitentiary un
def bond, ending an appeal to the Su
preme Court from a sentence of 30
years imposed by Judge Sinclair at
tlie trial early this month, will be re
leased imrtiediatelyr For several - dayfc
u has apeared that ail his chances of
being released were lost, but Attor
ney (ieneral iirummitt reversed Judge
Sinclair and Solicitor Gilliam in their'
inurpretaton of the Statutes, and said
that the appeal bond did not have to
be in possession of the court before
■ite Uiai was cigaedt -
When attorneys for Griffin gave no
tice of appeal before the special term
of court adjourned, Judge . Sinclair
made his appearance bond $50,000.
Being such a heavy one, the attorneys
thought it would not be raised and
they failed to put up the apiieal bond
of only SSO before the court session
was ended. This bond is required to
cover the eust of printing the record.]
Hut the friends who so closely stood
by him through the whole utfair, from
the time of his arrest the first of
April, when they put up a bond of
$20,000 for his appearance at the
special ternfof court, secured his re
lease and then testifie d in his behalf
during the trial, ot busy and in a day
or so had put up a bond of $50,000,
and if need had been they would have
put up as much mora.
It is generally believed • that the
only purpose of an a| ipeal was to get
two or three monthM of liberty for
Griffin, because thei*> were very few
exceptions and little ground for an
appeal resulting from the trial held
in this county,. Solicitor Gilliam wrote
Governor McLean, stating that he and
Judge Sinclair were of the opinion
Tobacco Growers Welcome Chance
To Tell' Public
lit linie with the recommendation'
recently made by the investigating,
committee composed of State officials
and editors of farm papers, the Tri-
State Tobucco (growers' Association in
publishing a series of advertisement®
in more than 60 newspapers for the
purpose of acquaiiuting the general
üblic with the intimate 'fietails con
nected with the operation oif the asso
Number 2 in tlie series has appeared
in the newspapers of North Carolina
and Virginia. It refers to the com
ment of the committee on salaries paid
to officials of the association and
points out, among other things, that
the highest salary the lssociation
pays anyone is the S2O,(M tO annual
compensation for the aervices of Gen
eral Manager R. R. Patterson.
"Compare this,' the advertisement
suggests, "with the $75,000 salary ol
one of the "head men'" in America
of the Imperial Tobacco Corrtpany.' '
That Is about as far as the adver
tisements go in comments. They con
sist almost exclusively of the quoted
statements made by the committee,
which, at the- invitation of Oliver J.
Sairds. chairman of the eieeutive com
mittee, made a sweeping probe of the
affairs of the association and of the
rapport and lade of rapport it baa
been receiving from
10 EPISCOPALIAN S
S l HI'RH OF Tillv ADKNT
1 have b.*en requested by. a wp're
sentative of thu lay mens fede'ration
to announce to the cougregu ion of t.he
.Episcopal chyrch thai they ate invit
ed to atU6nd~the services of tlie evan
gelfstiCntission being'held ;n cite oi
the tobacco warehouses i'n \\ illiam
ston. Also any who may desire 16 do
so are invited >o sing in the chpir.
Due to the fact tlnit tin- 'request
was. not presented to n\e un il late in
the evening of KrMiu, M;i> 31!, I
could-hot mako "an announcement in
he church on the preceding Sunday,
And as on the 'fourth Sundays my
services'are in St. Martins (•'Kurrh.'at
Humiilton, I take ths way "of com
plying with the request.
A good number of my congregation
i have asked what Episcopalians should
do in regard to attending this meet
ing. My best and only answer to that
■ i question can be—-let your heart ana
conscience guide you. If you desire
to attend, do so. There ait perhaps
many reasons why you should. It
" inny do you good. You may need the
benefit of just such services. The true
Church of Christ has never desired
I her children, or requested them, to re
[•, frain from any good works or the
seeking after righteousness.
"In the event the preaching at this
I meeting proves offensive to gooil
taste", as 1 understand the last evan
gelistic meeting lid, then by all means
cease going. . •
In reard to the matter of tt
j nancial aid and support: The laborer
. is worthy his hire. 1 have no douht
- hut the laymen's federation have al v
. ready attended to this important de-
I tail. But if you are asked or solicited
, for funds, by all means jtive
. erally as you feel able—l icing sure,
i" "trf course, you have ■ met your own
[ church pledge and obligations first.
The representative of the laymen's
> federation informed nie that the
cliurqhos were not asked to give up
their own t>ervic>s during this raeet
i iiHc. Therefore, the usual Sunday
■ services, morning arj«'l nigh., will" be
• in lhe eitureh n*'xt Sunday.
CLARANCE O. I'AKDO,
f , Rector.
Find It Pays to Keep
Records of Cows
Tar Heel dairymen are finding that
it pays to keep records of their cows.
•Some of the boarders are being sold
foi beef and better sires are being
purchased, states John Arey, dairy
that Grilfitm rights hud I teen forfeiting
In the same message he suggested to
the Governor in case he was not sat
isfied with their conclusion that he se
cure a ruling from Attorney General
Dennis G. Brummitt.
Yesterday the governor sent the at
torney general the,papers in the case
and he returned an opinion that Grif
fin „was entitled to be released, pend
ing the apjteal to the Supreme Court.
Attorney H. M. Stubns left this af
ternoon for Raleigh to make the nec
essary arrangements for the release.
They will return tomorrow.
The first of the series of advertise
ments appeared in the daily papers' on
Saturday, May 16, and in the weekly
papers. It referred to the audit, which
opponent* of cooperative marketing
have , sought to discredit. Briecy the
advertisement recited the fact that the
committee^ after painstaking inquiry,
had found that F. W. liafrentz A Cb. t
the firm accountants which made
the audit, was one of t he lending firms
of auditors in the United States, uid
was "tcliable in every particular."
"It was established to the satisfac
tion of the commi'tee," the first ad
vertisement said, quoting directly
from the committee's report, "that any
frir*s given by this firm could be de
Concerning the matter of salaries,
yhich is treated in the second of the
series of advertisements it is stated by
M. O. Wilson, director of field service
that the full salary of every official
of the association has. been disclosed
to the 96,000 members of the associa
tion. Average salaries of all classes
of employees will also be furnished'
the jnembership as available.
For the benefit of t ha fubllc at large
ihe. e'ommittee made the following
comment concerning all salaries:
"We find that the general manager,
has twice voluntarily reduced hlfi own
salary and the salary listed for him
I » Mill Th» Rlahm la A. Worid » j
# 1 I
Farm life School District Votes Special •
Tax Monday To Be Used For Maintenance
and Better Equipment for District School
Yesterday an lection was held
in the .Farm Life School District,
which was carried by a vote of 66
to 5 for local tax. This- wiis the
second election held within twelve
months, the first failing by a very
small margin; The tax voted will
be 15 cents on the s>loo valuation,
and is to .be used'for maintaining
arid better equipping the r-Farm '
Life School, which had its de|>art
ment of vocational agriculture
discontinued by th« State, Hoard
of Education because the average
Opening of Bridge Which
Spans/jChowan River To
Be Big Event for Winton
Dedication ot Kridge
Thursday Will Draw
The Chowan River bridgo at Win
ton will be opened and dedicated on
Thursday, Muy 28. Thousands of visi
tors will attend; many are coining
from Virginia, including roprtsseiita
tivea from the highway department of
that Statu. Col. Kr- E. Holland, of
Suffolk, will begone of the upeukers.
(111. Frank I'.iire ■ chairman, of the.
State Highway Commission, W. A.
Hart, commissioner from the first dis-1
trict, L'lidsay C. Warren, Congress
man from this'dit, trict, and several
others will also :«peuk.
The bridge takes, the place of a fer
ry,, which has been in operation for
more than 200 years, and is the first
bridge to be built across the Clnrwan
River in* this State. -The bridge is
25a yards .long. The contract price
for the bridge, complete, was $148,-
133,66. It required' 13 month* to
build the structure. .
in the budget for 1925-26 is but two
thirds that provided for in the con
tract unuder which lie uccepted em
ployment with the association in 1922.
All others of more highly paid em
ployees have taken reductions in sal
aries ''about commensurate with that
of the general manager. 'Smaller re
ductions have been made in the sal
aries of other employees.
"The members of the association
must realize that their association is
conducting a big business, amounting
to from $25,000,000 to *35,000,000 an
nually, and that it takes a high type
of man to run the various depart
ments of such a big business. It ap
pears that the present salaries of the
highpst-paid employees of the Tobac
co Growers Cooperative Association
are not in excess of salaries being paid
officers in similar positions with other
bg tobacco companies or other big co
operatives and that this is a necessary
expense attached to the marketing of
tobacco under any system of mar
Number 3 in the series of adver
tisements will deal with expenses. Op
ponents of the association have claim
ed wild extravagance on the pdrt of
the management of the tobacco asso
ciation. The asaooiation this week
will publish exactly what the commit
tee found concerning expenses.
did not come up to the required
number, of enrolled'students. The
past term hits been a most suc
cessful one with a faculty of four
teachers: Mr. John D. Lilley, be
iii)'; principal, and" Mr. Bruce
Wynne,* Mrs. C. T Roberson,
Mis.' Carrie l>ell Manning, teach
ers assisting. Tlie people in the
district are d:ejily interested ill
the life if. the school, and are be
hind any movement for the en-
Innse.ment of the facilities of the
if. - - -
jn There will lie a
No tto A F &
A. M., tonight al 8 o'clock. Work
ill I he- lirst il«|im. All Masons
ill good standing arc cordially
invited to attepd.
' C. I). CAR.HTAKPHKN, Jr..
Has a Dull Day
Resting in the quiet after the .storm,
o|ie rnighl suy OF the Recorders court,
judging from the smull dockets and
the« trifling cuses that that have>ap
i poured them for the pust two
There were only two cases brought
i up this morning and both defendants
were cleared. >
The first one was against Win Cam
per, charging him witll enticing labor
He WHS found not guilty.
Elbert Bennett was charged with an
assai'lt, and lie also wan found not
guilty by Recorder Smith.
At Raleigh in July
The farmers convention will be held
at State-College this year during the
three days of July 2K, 29, and 30.
Make your plans now to be present.
Do Not Crowd Your
1 It doesn't pay to crowd the grow
ing chickens. Mice and lice thrive
under such conditions and the young
birds also kill one another. As soon
as the birds are weaned from the hea',
move them out on H better range.
In Raleigh Thut Week
Mesprs. C. w. Siceloff and" Lyman
• L. Britt are spending a few days In
Raleigh this week.
(•ueMts of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter
Mrs. Pat Lanier, Mrs. Bitsy Gard
ner, and Mrs. Seth of Green
ville, were the guests 0 f Mr. and Mrs.
W. T. Huunter here Sunday.
Time help on farm problems may be
secured hy consulting the county and
home agents or by writing to the
State College at Raleigh -for-an ex
tension publication dealing with the
If ■ ■ »l
ADVERTISERS WILL FINI) OUR
COLUMNS A LATCHKEY TO 1600
HOMES OF MARTIN COUNTY
MANY FAIRS TO BE
HELD THIS VLAK
More" Than Fort) County and Indc
. pendent Agricultural Fair*
Hooked for 1925 . .
More than forty county and inde
pendent agricultural fairs ,noi taking
into- account community shows, will be
Iheld in North Carolina this year.
!■ roni the activities shown by the
I managements at this early date big- v
gcr and bettor fairs than ever before
will bp staged (his yearr»rjllost any
kind of fair could be held in years
Wiu ii illby ihe |»:i' rons for Having the
liost show of any county in the Slate.
With the advent of good roads and
the nuionioliilo ctminions - fiavc been
very nuiOh changed Tod:iy neighbor
ing fairs are visited and comparisons .
made and it behooves local manage-
I merits to put on as nood a fair as any
other iij order to satisfy tlieir home
patrons and to attract others more
More free attractions are
cured each year for entertainment, •:
and larger premiums are offered to at
more and btUler exhibits in the
various departments. More enthusiasm
than formerly is shown in arranging
for larger livestock displays, particu
larly dairy cattle and swine. Some of
the larger fairs-are offering attract
ive classifications for these breeds and
are building additional - stabling in
'which to house them.
(•renter interest than ever before Is
being shown in arranging race pro
grams. Two race circuits have been
formed witliin tKe State, the North
Carolina grand circuit, With four
iiiomhertf)|jind ihe Carolina Short Ship
Circuit,' with a membership of ten.
I'urses varyng from $:t,000 to $7,200
| have been adopted, the latter amount
being offered by each of the foui fairs
Comprising the North Carolina trtand
circuit, viz: Four, one-thousand dollar
early closing stakes and eight four
huudrud late closing events. Nearly
one hundred horses have been entered
in the four one-thousand dollar stakes,
onirics to which closed May 1. Mem
bers of the North Carolina;Graifd cir
cuit offer the most libera) purses that
[ have ever been raced for within the
State. Patrons of fairs wilt '"not be
disappointed this year if the plans '
now being formulated are carried to
Mr. and Mrs. Shirley
The I'hilatheas of the Memorial
Baptist Church 'entertained Mrs. R. L.
Shirley, their former teacher and Kev
Shirley, With a' surprise shower last
Friday night. It was a veritable
pounding and Ihe large dining room
table was literally covered with pan
try supplies. After an hour very
pleasantly Bpent with the honorees, the
class served sandwiches and tea,
which they had carried with them. l)e
--licious iee cream-, a gift of Mr. Kader
Itodirerson. of tiifi Willlarpstoq l unch
Room, was then served.
Beaver Dam Local
And Personal News
Mi*. W. F, Ray nor and daughter,
Miss Irma Rnynor, of hour Everetts,
spent Thursday flight with Mrs. Syl
Mr, 11. A. JSillipber' went to Wil
liamstorr Wednesday on business.
Mrs. .Kli Ray spent Saturday after
noon with Mrs. Hen Weaver.
Mi. Itillie CuHipher spent Saturday
with Mrs. J. H. Rogers.
Mr. -Richard Martin, of Roberson
ville, spent the week end with Mr.
W. F. Allen
Mr. M (>. Beele went to Williunuitoii
Saturday wr business.
Mr. Marvin Bead has been on the
sit'k list for tiie past several dnys.
Mrs.. W. H. Rogers went to, Wil
liamson Saturday shopping.
Mr. Muyo Hardison motored to Wil
Mr. and Mrs. Churlio Blount, of near
Plymouth, sjient Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs Kerd Holllday.
Miss Sallie Wynn sjient Sunday with
Mfts Vada Bead.
Mr. Roscoe Peele arrived home
Wednesday. He has been .attending
school in Wingate.
Mr. and Mrs. Gushing Holliday, of
near Plymouth, spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Ferd Holliday. v -
Messrs. I jester Rogers and Boscoe
Beele motorel to Robersonville Sun
day afternoon. , t
Mr. Haywood Rogers Is on the sick
list this week.
Mr. Ferd Holliday motored to
Mrs. G. W. Hardison, of William
ston spent Monday afternoon with
Mrs. W. H. Rogers.
Mm. W. A - Bourghous entertained
a number of friends Monday night
with a peannt popping.