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VOLUME XXVII—NUMBER 53
WILL NOT INCREASE TOWN TAXES
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Several Important Changes In City Administration Made Last Night
W. B. Daniel Elected Chief
Of Police; M. S. Moore To
Collect Current Year Taxes
Several Women Make
Talks Before Special
Session Last Night
Many changes resulted in town af
faiis here last night when the Board
of Commissioners met in a call ses
sion at the Mayor's office. The meet
ing was very unusual in that several
of the ladies of the town were present
and made short talks before the
Board. Mrs. J. D. Biggs and Mrs. W.
C. Liver man made interesting talks,
outlining the dutiel of town officers
Hb are seen from the standpoint of
the ladies of the town. These talks
were very outstanding and merit the
backing of every one of the women
citizens of our town.
The annual budget, outlining the
anticipated expenses and revenue, was
passed and the tax rate for this year
will not be increased, but will remain
the same as it was last year. It was
under the*- most rigid economy that
this year's rate remains the same as
it was last year.
It has been the custom heretofore
for the chief of police to collect the
town taxes, but upon action of the
Board this was changed. The chief
was relieved of this duty, and the of
fice now held by Mr. M. 8. Moore will
have charge of collecting town taxes.
The extra work added to that of
fice will not have any effect toward
the salary of the holder of
that office. The salary of the Chief
was decreased $25.00, and he will re
ceive only SIOO.OO per month for his
Mr. W. B. Daniel was appointed
Chief of Police to take the place
made vacant when former Chief J.
O. Manning resigned to go into the
grocery business. Mr. Daniel is known
to all our people and is well liked.
In the future, Williamston's police
force will be attired in regulation
uniform, this being authorized by the
BE(JIIN REVIVAL AT
Kev. C. T. Plybon, of Waahingtan, To
Be Preaclwr; Fine Meeting'
Helow is a letter which The Enter
prise received from Hev. A. Corey,
with the request that we publish it:
Ow protracted meeting will begin
at Cedar Branch Church Sunday night,
We have secured Rev. G. T. Plybon,
of Washington, to preach for us. He
is a strong man and a fine preacher,
and we know you will want to Mar
him is why we are giving you this
notice, so you cart attend and erijoy
the services. I am fway in a meet
ing this week and can not run out
tc see you,, but I am asking you to
help the meeting by speaking to your
iriends and also please send your ene
mies word, and let's all go to the
meeting and have a good time to
gether. Thank you.
and Lila Lee in
Norma Talmadge in
"The Only Woman"
J' . I
Revival at Cedar Branch
Rev. G. T. PLYBON
4 Pastor of the First liaptist Church,
Washington, N. C., who will preach at
Cedar Branch in the meeting there be
ginning Sunday and continuing for
ten or fifteen days.
J. W. Hassell Post to 'Meet At Ma*
sonic Hall; All Ex-Service
The J. W. Hassell Post of the A
merican Legion will meet at the Ma
sonic Hall here next Thursday night
at 8 oYlock. This post was organized
last Thursday uight when 16 ex-serv
ice men met at the mayor's otfice and
signed for membership.
All ex-service men are urged to at
tend this meeting. Practically all
other counties have these posts and
J.he work they are doing is very bene
ficial. The post here has a good start
and it is hoped that all ex-service men
in the county will take an active part
in its workings.
Sandy Uidge Local
And Personal News
Mr. Charlie Parrisher, of Rocky Mt.,
spent the week end with-his wife and
children, who have been here for some
Mrs. J. M. Hopewell has returned
from Rocky Mount, where she spent
a few days with relatives.
Mrs. T. A. Peed jsjy>ending soul?,
time in Durham visiting friends.
Messrs. J. S. Hudson and Allen
Peed returned from Tarboro Friday
night, where they have been employed
for the past week.
Messrs. James Ed Pate, Jim and
Clyde Roberson motored to Tarboro
Miss Bettie Lassiter spent Saturday
night with Miss Earl Hall.
Miss Corallie Peed is spending this
week in Williamston with her grandr
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas.
Mrs. Ida Hodges, Delia and Chris
tine Hodges and Mr. Adrian Hodges,
of Mackeys, N. C., spent Friday with
Mrs. C. O. Godard. They attended
the picnic while here.
The Holly Springs and Reddicks
Grove Sunday schools gave a pipnic at
Daniels & Staton's mill Friday. Every
body attending reported a delightful
time. ,r '
We are glad to know that Mr. Joe
L. Celtrain, who hus bfeen very ill
with diptheria, is up again.
Miss Bernice Davis, of Jwnesville,
was the guest of Miss Lettie Rober
con last week.
Messrs. Otis, Bennie and Grover
, Hardison and Standi Brown, of
Jamesville, attended services at Rid'
"flicks Grove"s!unday nlfftlt.' "
Services at Episcopal
Church Next Sunday
Following is. the program of serv
ices at the Church of the Advent for
Sunday, September 6:
9:45 a. m.—Sunday school.
10:00 a. m.—Advent Bible Class.
11:00 a. m.—H&y Communion and
3:80 p. m.—Holy Trinity mission*
7*W p. m. —Evening prayer and
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, September 1, 1925
EXPECT BIG BREAK
First Tobacco Arrived Here Monday;
Hiji Breaks On Other Markets;
Local Market Prepared
Tobacco was being unloaded in the
local warehouses yesterday and early
this morniiWi it being. brought here
from sections outside the county. In
dications at this time point to a very
large break here.tomorrow, liecause of
the rush to get to press before eight
o'clock this morning, we are at a loss
as to just how large a break is looked
for. Judging, however, from the ac
tions. of the market up to seven o'-
clock this morning, a very large
break 'can be expected here tomorrow.
Reports from several of the markets
that are opening today which were
received here last night state that the
warehouses in seveVal places were
overrunning and much tobacco
waiting to be placed on the floors.
To what extent these markets are
loaded we are unable to say other
than (he reports received.
In spite of the anticipated break
here tomorrow, congestion will staud
show because double forces have
been hired to unload tobacco. Contpe-j
Uut Moor managers will be on each
floor and every detail possible has been
attended to by our warehousemen.
The sales will start at nine o'clock
sharp tomorrow morning. Many to
bacco buyers arrived in town yester
day and last night ready to start the
season's work here tomorrow. Many
others will arrive at noon today and
the remainder will be lb this even
The warehousemen of our town in
vite you to visit their sales tomorrow.
Come whether you have tobac o to
sell or not. .
NOT MEAN NEW CAR
Edsri lord Says He Does Not Want
Impression To Prevail That New
Ford Is lieing Produced
Edsel H. Ford, president of the
Ford Motor Co., in a statement issued
yesterday, following the announce
ment of improved bodies and chassis
refinements, said, "We do not want
the impression to prevail that we are
producing new Ford cars. liodies for
Ford cars have been materially im
proved, but the Model T chassis re
mains unchanged except fora lower
ing of the frame and a few other
important changes, liodies, in four
types, have been completely redesign
ed and built lower to contribute to
better appearance, driving and riding
. .toad JiMliLy.
"Body improvements and chassis re
finements at thia time are more pro
nounced than at any previous time
since the adoption of the Model T
chassis. They are, however, entirely
in accordance with the policy of the
Ford Motor Co. to give the public the
benefit of every improvement which
we find practical for Ford cars.
"By preserving the design of the
Model T chassis, the company is safe
guarding continued good service for
owners of approximately 9,000,000
Ford cars and trucks now in use
throughout the country, as well as for
Leaguers of Methodist
Church Enjoy Party
After the business meeting of the
Epworth league last night, the leag
uers were very pleasantly surprised
with a part on the church lawn.
After games were played and Miss
Minnie Robertson gave a delightful
reading, the executive council of the
League served ice cream and wafers.
Fiddlers Convention at
There will be an old time fiddlers'
convention staged in Kveretts Thurs
day night, September 3d, at the high
school. There will be fiddlers from
ail around and clog dancing will be
one of the outstanding features of
fun. A good time is promised to all
who attend. Refreshments will be
served to the musicians. The mer
chants have showed their interest J| in
this by offering a great many prizes.
Everybody come and let's enjoy it
together, ?7" -
• i This Crew Now Opening Its Nation-Wide Dry Drive
All state and divisional chiefs in Gen. Lincoln C. Andrew's new Federal Dry Army were in Wasl
ington/ last week for a final council-of-war before the big drive which started this week. There are .
district chiefs, unrestricted by state lines. It is planned to "get the big ones"--cutting otT the nior su|
ply at the eource. No. 1., Comm. Haynes; No. 2., Gen Andrews; No. 3., Comm.. White.
Secretary Poe Announces Change of Shows
For Midway of 1925 Fair; Brown-Dyer, One
Of Largest and Best Carnivals, Is Booked
Advice was received from Man
ager Poe yesterday that he had
decided to change the midway at
tractions of the Uoanuke Fair this
year, and it 'was with pride that
lie announced to us that he had
been successful in securing the
great Brown-Dyer Shows, a great
er midway attraction than we
have ever had on the Roanoke
FEW LICENSES ARE
ISSUED IN AUGUST
Register of Deeds (ietsinger Only
Issued Ten Permits For The
, Entire' Month
Register of Deeds J. Sam "Getsinger
issued only 10 man iage licenses in the
month of August. Whether the hot
weather or hard times is affecting'the
number of marriages we are unable
The average age of men (white)
was 26 5-7 years, and hut for one gay
old man above fifty it would have
been much lower. The average age
of women, white, was only 18 4-7, a
♦'other tender age for. house superin-.
Licenses were issued during the
lilonth to the fnllowing:
Walter Merrjtt, lit; Hettie JSdmond-
SOn, 16. Eli 11. Ilowen, 26; Agnes
Chance, 19. Henry Outlaw Gurganus,
19; Sally Rawls, 21. Daniel Knox, 21;
Annie Briley, in. illi a m Leon Ed-j
warTTs7 2l>; "TITa "Tl~gerSoil, TT
Linton R. Roebuck, 24; Reba Beatrice
Swinsoii, 18, Mack Henry Scott, 52;
Mary Squires, 21.
Wm. R. Brown, 36; Lizzie Spruill
Chance, 25. Haywood Scott, 19;
Geo Belle Wi.lliams, 19. Watson
Ward, 22; Mary Efla Slade, 19. (
Meeting of Firemen
Several members 'of the local fire
company attended a firemen's meet
ing in Washington last night.
Special drills and practice were
features for our company's represen
Saturday afternoon Mr. Daniel
Knox and Miss Annie Briley, of the
Rohersonville section, appeared in the
office of the register of deeds, where
license was secured and Magistrate
Asa T-. Crawford was called to the
scene and the young couple were mar
ried. Mr. Knox is 21 and Miss Briley
18, as shown on the license.
Announce Birth of Son
Friends in the city have received
announcements of the birth of a son
to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Manning Mon
day, August 24th, in Farmville. He
has been named James Christian, jr.
Mr. Manning is the oldest .son of
~Rev. and Mrs. A. J. Manning. ■
Mr. Early, of Kentucky, buyer for
the American Tobacco company ar
rived yesterday and will be ready for
the opening here tomorrow morning
at nine o'clock. > * ;
This caravan is the only one
that has ever played the great
Brocton, Mass., Fair for two s.uc
cessive yearn, hot on account of
the cleanliness and attractiveness
of the show-in general it v as ask
ed to return again this year.
A feature with this show is the
rides. It will bring to the Roan
oke Fair , nine great rides, some
that have never been in the South
For School Opening
The Witliamaton Graded School
will open its 1925-26 session on
Thursday, Sept. 10, at 9 a. m.
The program for the day follows:
9:0(1 o'clock, assemble in audi
torium (students and public).
10:011 to 12:.')() Classification !
and lesson assignments.
All students who wish to enter
this school from other schools will
kindly bring report cards or
transcript of record.
All parents who have children
six years old as of September I,
1925, will be entitled to enter
thcn\ in school. Those parents
who have children of school age
that have never attended school
w ill the school officials by
mailing a post card to Miss Fmma
Robertson, stating the age, date
of hinh, and name of child.
—— Attacked by Dogs
- Last week M'rs.j l£l(is Malone, of
Hear Grass, left her 0-months-old
hairy sleeping on "the ftooV - ,' fh'ctOsW
by screens, while she went to take
water to her children working jn a
fTeurby .field. While she was ilwa'y
not more than about 10 minutes —two
6 months-old Llewellyn setter puppies
tore through the wire scieen and bad
l> gnawed the child's arm, legs, one
ear and th(f side of its face, badly
injuring the little fellow.
The pups were killed, and the heads
sent to Raleigh to be examined fur
It is/thought that the reason
the child wits bitten was in a spirit
of rough play by the mischeivous
Arrives From South
Messrs. 11. A. Timberlaße and E. 11.,
Willard arrived yesterday from Tim
monsville, South Carolina ready for
the opening here tomorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Levy, of Tarboro,
visited feiendti—k»~ the-cfty-yesterdwyr
Mrs. Robert Ileydyireich is spend
ing several days with her' parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Watts.
Miss Ruth Manning returned- Sun
day from Rocky Mount, where she vis
ited Mrs. Charles Faulkner.
Mr. B. F. Myers, of Hamilton, was
a visitor in the city yesterday.
Dr. Sampson Hadley, of Norfolk, is
visiting his father, Mr. S. S. Hadley,
in the city.
Miss Mary Leggett, of Tarboro,
spent the week end with her mother.
Mrs. Martha Leggett.
This company carries the great
est wild west and minstrel show
known to the show world today,
aiuTThey are of such size that dur
ing the winter they tour as reg
ular one-day shows.
"I had to tigure close to get
them in our grounds," said Man
ager I'oe, "and you know we have
I some grounds here."
MAKES FAMILY ILL
H. I". Myers and I'artiily Made Very
111 When Preparation (lets 'Mixed
Willi Bread; All Recovering
Mr. 11. K. Myers ami his whole fam
ily, who are residents of Hamilton,
were poisoned last Thursday night by
the calcium arsenate preparation 'used
for dusting (.otton to kill hull weevils.
In the afternoon (heir son, Koscoe,
sent home some flour that he wanted
his mother to try, and it was put on
the kitchen table with a bag of calci
um arsenate. She did not (otiee that
she had mistaken the poison- for the
Hour it was put in the sifter,
Mrs. Myers immediately, threw the
poison out, hut in some way failed to
ret'thc MffreT'CTlTtfefy clean, ami wTieTf
she mixed the Hour some of the poi
son got mixed in it.
About lit) minutes after supper Mr.
My ers was taken suddenly ill and in" a
sh>rt while the whole family was
death I y sick. Mr. Myers his son,
Koscoe. aiid little daughter, I'onnie,
wens much improved after th« first
night, l»ut not until Sunday did Mrs.
Myefw"#how • any signs of recovery.
She was critically ilf for three Jays
and is now in a very weakened condi
Plan Farm Business
For Next Year Now
Now is the time to plan your farm
business for next year. Keeping books
nray sound hard, but the farmer whoi
neglects this will soon find himselfi
without a business.
Miss WoQd, of Oxforil and Mrs.
Tyler ami little son, of Uoxobel, were
shoppers here Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Green arrived
yesterday from Washington, D. C\,
and Norfolk, where they visited rela
tive*. —*- j _ I*»II
Mrs. Charlie James and son, Milton,
are visiting relatives in Washington.
Mrs. E. G. Walker, of Tampa,FFlat. t
-is visiting her sister, Mrsr Claus Rob
erson, and Mr. Roberson at their
home on Main Street.
Mr. and Mrs.- Walter Orleans, of
-Ahowkh', spent the WWK
with their parents,JMr. and Mrs. N.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Godard, Mr. and
Mrs. Wheeler Martin, Mr. and Mrs.l
A. R. Dunning, Mrs. J. S. Rhode*,
Mrs. Andrew Pendleton, Mrs. Martha
Hritt, Miss Lyda Cook, Messrs. Julius
Peel and Julian Elliott attended the
dance given by the Windsor Cotillion
Club last night.
Mrs. Carrie B. Williams and Mr
Harry A. Bigga will return tomorrow
from Asheville and other places of
interest in Western Carolina.
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Martin County Homes
WilliamshMiVTirHt Dollar Day Bids
to be KiuKt'st Kvent Ever
Dollar Day in Williamston next Fri
uay bids to be the biggest event ever
stoned by the Williamston merchants.
Ihe values ottered by the merchants
ere 'very outstanding when' it conies
to real savings. The articles they are
offering on that day actually cost
more than tlie pii«>e you will pay for
them. A ilollai' saved is a dollar
made, and Friday will see many dol
lars saved when the large list of dol
lar-Way articles beKiu to move.
Several of the merchants who hail
not returned from Northern markets
when last Friday's paper went to
press have returned, and they have
advertisements in this issue, calling
attenflHn to the dollar-day articles
they are ottering.
WHO CAN BEAT
I'ncle Zephaniah Howell Served Con
federacy for More Than Three
Years; Now 82 YeafmOld
Monday t'ncle Zepliahiah Howell
was resting on a l>ox by the side of
the street when our news reporter
asked him his age; he said K2 in
January, and .that he was bom in
Goldsboro in Wayne County. He then
proceeded with a short sketch of his
life, saying that lie served the Con
federacy for three years and 3 mojiths
as a member of the 10th N. C,--Heavy.
■A it tilery and worked as a lanyard
puller for gun No. 2, a 10-inch can
non. He described the battle at Fly
mouth and told how he helped to
march 2,400 "Yankees" through W il
liamston to Tarboro. He said that
where- tlie nice bridges now span
Welches, Gardners, and Sweeten Wa
ter Creeks the Water was then nearly
waist deep and that nobody walked
the footway except the officers He
was in Virginia much.of the time dur
ing the war, but spent several months
at Fort llranch, KainboW Hanks, on
the Koanoke near Hamilton."
There he met "the girl," and a
speedy courtship ended in a;i engage
ment. They were not married then,
but be promised to return to her if
he was not killed in battle. Coming
back after the war they Were married
and settled down for a full and rich
Answering an inquiry as to his fam
ily lie said that children, grandchil
dren and great H randchildren nuni
bt red 144, of which number seven
.C lil.li'iii mjhi-m d?Hd k - -—,
In describing his labor lie .said he
had worked very! hard until a few
years ago, when he became too feeble
to wink, lb' worked M in the lumber
business for .£5 years, th,en farmed
us a tenant until disabled by the four
score years of service.
He has never achieved riches nor
greatness, though he has established
lor himself a reputation for truth and
honor which will ere long turn him
out a more lasting wealth than silver
or gold. „ •'
And Personal News
Mis.s Margaret Calhoun and Marion
Calhoun are visiting Mrs. Henry
Mrs. Will Morton is visiting Mrs.
Mrs. S. D. Matthews has returned
from Morehead City.
Two More Cases of
Diptheria in Town
There are two more cases of dip
theria in town. Little Oscar Ander
son, "Jf., -gftn 'of Mr. TffiU''tors.* Oscar
Anderson, and little Wheeler Martin
Manning were both stricken yester
day, but they ure both getting along
fine at the present.
BK CAREFUL IN SELECTING
SEED CORN IN THE FIELD
*. In selecting seed corn in the field,
b« sure that It is free from disease,
that it has good sound ears and a
good shuck covering, and that the
high yield is not due to special ad
vantages, say agronomy workers ol
the State College extension drrWon.