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VOLUME XXVII—NUMBER 55
NEGRO KNOCKED I
OUT AND ROBBED
George Miles Waylaid and Robbed ot
sll And a Pair of Pants; Alleged
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George Miles, a coiored man, was
knocked down on Main Street at the
river hill Saturday night and relieved
of sll and a pair of new breeches.
It seems that Miles was great on
telling about carrying large sums of
money around with him, which proved
of sufficient interest to some one to
waylay him. He was knocked cold by
a man with a lump of cement which
was lying on the road side. He soon
regained enough strength to go to
Joe Gorham's house, where aid was
Miles told 1 c&l police officers that
Henry Sherrod, another colored man
who lives near him, and with whom
he had been with up town during the
night, did the assaulting and robbery.
A warrant was secured by police
man Daniel and Sherrod was arrestee
and held for trial today, charged with
assault with a deadly weapon and
Sherrod was in a drunken condition
when found on Sunday morning, but
both parties are said to have been
sober on Saturday night when the hold
up took place.
DEATH OF MR.
N. M. WORSLEY
Well-Known Citizen of Oak City
Passed Away Sunday, Following
Stroke of Apoplexy
Nathan Mayo Worsley passed away
at his home in Oak City Sunday af
ternoon, following a stryke of apop
lexy on Saturday morning.
Mr. Worsley was born in Edge
combe County just 73 years ago. He
married Miss Sarah Long, of Oak
City when a young man. They raised
a large family, seven now surviving.
They are B. M. Worsley and G. W.
Worsley, of Oak City; Mrs. E. C.
Weeks, of Scotland Neck; Mrs. fi. L. I
Johnson, of Oak City; Mrs. J. H. Wig.
gins, of Pinetops; Miss Malissa Wors
ley, Oak City; and Mrs. E. M. Long,
t He was actively engaged in farm
ing until a few years ago, and was
regarded as one of the best citizens
of his adopted county, always ready
to help in all matters which helped
in the upbuilding of the people around
him. While he came in the day of
few schools, he was a good business
man and a sound thinker. He was a
vice president of the Bank of Oak
City at the time of his death.
Mr. Worsley was burled at Conoho
church yard on Monday afternoon. He
had been a member of the Primitive
Baptist church for many years. The
funeral rites were conducted by Elder
Sylvester Haasell, of Williamston, El
der B. S. Cowing, of Williamston, and
Elder Strickland, of Hobgood. A large
gathering of friends attested the es
teem in which he was held.
Begins Series of
Rev. C. O. Pardo, w)»o has returned
from his summer vacation, gave the
first of a series of instructional ser
mons Sunday morning. Each Sunday
morning for the next few weeks Mr.
Pardo will preach on one of the essen
tial characteristics of the Christian
religion. Such subjects as "Life,"
"Death," "After Death," will be treat
ed. A large congregation heard the
r.ermon Sunday mornihg, which treat
ed of the Lord's Supper, its meaning
ami benefits. Next Sunday the sub
ject will be "Baptism."
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Williamston Graded School
Will Begin 1925-26 Session
Thursday Morning, 9 a. m.
Grief and Joy
A coincident carrying a moral,
ni the suspending of ''Babe"
Buth from baseball and a fine of
16,000 for failure to observe train
|Ug rules—the same week Hi wnici.
Detroit citisens staged u great i_eic
bration for Ty Cobb, mat king hi?
tO years there—the greate.-t f..
er the game has ever produced
Presents and cash aiixiiiiiUr.u to
110,000 were show .-red t., .in iu.>i
OF COUNTY AGENT
Greater Part of Month Spent in Help
ing Farmers Dust Cotton For
Following is the report of County
Farm Demonstrator T. B. Brandon,
as submitted to the Board of County
Commissioners for the month of Aug
18 days spent in field work.
5 days spent in office work.
3 days spent on annual leave.
156 conferences with farmers in re
gard to farming.
121 letters written in regard to
56 farms visited on official duties.
717 miles traveled on official duties.
102 letters received.
5 articles written" for local papers.
398 hogs treated during the month,
making a total of 1,238 treated since
January 1, of this year.
A greater part of this month was
spent in assisting farmers in dusting
their cotton to-control the weevil, of
which '"the' greater majority Is-very
much pleased-with the work.
There was a good part of the time
spent in treating hogs. I have been
called upon to treat more hogs than
I have ever been called upon before
in August. I would say that this isr
for two reasons: First, that hogs are
scarce; and second, the price being
I am planning a cover-crop cam
paign, hoping to get as many farmers
as possible to sow cover crops, such
as rye, clover, and vetch. 1 am also
prepared to secure the seed for a very
reasonable price for the farmers.
T. B. BRANDON,
LEAGUERS HOSTS TO
The Windsor, Woodard, and Scot
land Neck Epworth League chapters
visited the Williamston League last
night, and Windsor assisted with the
regular weekly program. The visitors
delighted the audience with a solo, a
duet, arid a reading. The regular week
ly program was rendered by lopal
Mr. Boone, secretary of tfie Weldon
district, of Whitakers, was present
and led in a discussion of league
work. Mrs. Boone was also present.
A fruit salad coarse was then serv
ed by the entertainment committee of
the league, which was very much en
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Farmers Advised to
Pick Cotton Early
Remember the rains of last fall and
pick cotton early, advise the extension
workers of State College.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina,
S. A. Bowden Elected
The local schools will open Thurs
day morning, September 10, at 9 o'-
clock a. m.' The regular work of
classification and class assignments
will be prescribed by short opening
exercises which will be held in the au
ditorium. The exercises will begin
promptly at 9 o'clock. The program
1. Song: "America."
2. Prayer—Kev. E. D. Dodd.
8. Address of welcome —Mayor R.
4. Address—Rev. C. O. Pardo.
5. Remarks—R. A. Pope, County
The doors wil! open at 8:45 a. m.
Pupils are asked to go directly to
• heir last year's room for assembly.
At !> o'clock they will march into the
auditorium in regular as of last year.
The board last Friday elected Mr.
S. A. Bowden as athletift director and
teacher of the seventh grade. Mr.
Bowden comes to us highly recom
mended as a teacher and as an ath
letic director. It is desired that all
the boys of high-school age will stand
by Mr. Bowden in his efforts to reor
ganize t.he program of athletics in the
All parents having children who
will he six years old prior to January
1, 11126, will be entited to enroll them
tr. the local schools, provided th»t
they enter during the first two weeks
if school. -
The out-of-town teachers of the lo
cal school will begin to arrive today.
The first teacher's meeting will be held
at the graded school building at 4 o'-
clock p. m., Wednesday afternoon. It
is highly important that every teach
er be present.
Trip to Asheville
Messrs. Joe N. Manning, John R.
Coltrain and G. A. Roberson accom
panied Eber Manning, who is an in
structor in Jonesboro college of Ar
kansas as fpr as Asheville upon his
return trip to Arkansas. He had spent
several weeks in the county visiting
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Man
The young men report a very in
teresting trip en route to Asheville
whichc took them through the cities
of Greensboro and Charlotte. Leaving
here Saturday morning they reached
Shelby by night where they stayed
overnight, arriving in Asheville by.
noon Sunday. They visited Chimney
Rock, Sunset and Black mountains
and Mt. Mitchell and other places of
interest in' the beautiful we»tem part
ot our State. They were astounded at
the lovliness of the mountainous coun
tff defrplte the prolonged dry spell
which has caused the death of much
Large Numbers Attend
Revivals In County
The revival meetings now being held
by Rev. Mr. Perry accompanied by,
Mr. Coston, song leader at Hamilton
and at the Christian church in James
ville by Prof. W. L. Straub with Mr.
Burriu, song leader, are drawing large
The meeting at Hamilton closes this
week when the Evangelist goes to
The Jamesville meeting will con
tinue through all next week, it is un
Rev. R. L. Shirley Opens
Revival at Jamesville
Rev. and Mrs. R. L. Shirley and
children, Robert and Alma, spent Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Askew
at their home Jamesville. , Rev. r Mr.
Shirley preached in the Jamesville
Baptist Church Sunday morning, this
being the opening service of a revival ]
which is being conducted this week
by Rev. C. T. Plybon, of Washington.
A good crowd was present Sunday
and again Monday night. A most suc
cessful meeting Is anticipated.
Success With Clover
The use of .ground limestone as
sures success with clover. No one
can afford not to be successful this
year due to lack of hay and grass.
CITY FATHERS IN
I onsider Proposal to Secure Light and
Power From Greenville Plant;
Market Bids Opened
The board of town commissioners
was in session for several Jiours last
night, and a number of minor matters,
as well as some of a more weighty
nature, were discussed and passed up
The matter of securing light cur
rent from the Greenville plant wan
one of the subjects mentioned ana
pending some minor details, there ap
pears to be a strong possibility that
wfc may effect such an arrangement
in the near future.
y«Jlidn wera opened for the rental of
stalls. There were only
three one from Roberson &
Newton, one from J W. Skiles, of
Plymouth, and one from J. J, Rob
erson & Sons, of Jamesville. The bid
ol J. J. Roberson & Sons was the
highest and will be accepted as sooiv
a? possession can be gotten from the
; present tenants.
CO-OPS PAY HIGH
ADVANCE IN EAS7
Cooperative Association Members Are
Ready for a Good Season
At 25 Markets
Twenty-five cooperative receiving
points of the Tobacco Growers Asso
ciation opened in as many eastern
Carolina towns last Tuesday morning
with a first cash advance to growers
of 65 per cent. This is the highest
advance ever made by any tobacco co
operative association in the country.
Association officials here Wednesday
had not received reports on the de
livery, but they did not expect a very
heavy one. The growers in and out
of the association were more inclined
uccording to what information has
been received, to watch the "breaks"
on the auction ' floors and make a
studied comparison of the full price
paid out in auction houses with the re
turns which the association advances
Meantime, directors of the associa
tion in the three States were jubilant
over the report tfrom the South Car
olina belt, which that during
the brief time—exactly four days—in
which, under considerable pressure
from loyal members of the associa
tion, books were opened to permit non
member to sign contracts, more than
DOO growers had joined the pool.
Of this number it was considered
significant that 117 had been enrolled
at Whiteville, in Columbus County,
which is a comparatively young mar
ket and which also is the closest point
in North Carolina to the eastern Car
olina belt. - Since last December 19.'!
new members of the association have
been signed up through the White
ville receiving office.
The rallying in South Carolina,
coupled with the good news that fil
ters in from the old belt, is a great
factor in stiffening the cooperative
lines in eastern Carolina. The proph
ecies that have come from the bright
belt, through channel* unfriendly to
the association or to orderly market
ing have been more or less gloomy.
South Carolina results have had a
market effect in dispelling this gloom
and stimulating theloyaliats who are I
this year, more than ever before, eon-j
vinced that but for cooperative mar
keting the bountiful crop which has
been grown would be dumped on the
market for a song.
The gradual increase in the price of
I the week is admitted by every fair
' minded economist to be due exclusive
j ly to the activity of the association,
j This is the fifth year in which there
has been a stabilized market for to
bacco. In no other period of agri
cultural hif.tory, where the coopera
tive movement was unknown, has the
market remained firm and increasing
No little credit for the success
which has been so conspicuous in the
South Carolina belt is due to the
member growers. They have worked
night and day to strengthen associa
tion lines and to get the best delivery
possible this year. Fighting against
greater odds in eastern Carolina, they
have carried to the struggle a deter
mination no less positive and their ef
forts are expected to be apparent
when a week has passed.
To Stage Style Show
At Tarboro Thursday
At the city opera house Thursday
night, the Rosenbloom-Levy Co., of
Tarboro, will stage a style show. Mod
els from several eastern Carolina
towns will participate and the latest
in fall designs will be displayed. An
other feature of the occasion will be
the singing by Miss Dicte Howell.
Tuesday, September 8, 1925
Your Fall Hat-Which Wilf You Have?
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Above, three stunning American designed model*, two of feft
and the third of velvet and ribbon. Below, the Paris designed
chapeaux, showing the attempt to bring back the picturesque mout.
Contest To Decide Prettiest and
Most Popular Girl In County
Martin County is to have a real
beauty contest and fashion show.
Visitors to Martin always com
ment upon the many attractive
and beautiful young women who
live in the various towns and
communities in the county. In
fact, it would not"be too much to
say that the county is famed for
its beautiful and attractive girls
and women. To determine the
most popular and beautiful girl
in Martin County a contest will
be held in October.
Every township in Martin Coun
ty is entitled to as many entrants
Little of Importance Comes Before the
County Board At 'Meeting
. "Here Yesterday
The Martin County Board of Com
missioners held their regular'meeting
here yesterday. The following mem
bers of the board were present:
M. C. Green, chairman; J. N, Hop
kins, 11. M. Hurras, and J. G. llarnhill.
It was ordered by the board that
lumber be furnished to build a bridge
in the Wiltz Siding road.
A petition was presented ftorn citi
zens of Williams Township, asking
that a public routl be laid out, leading
from the Williamston anil Jamesville
highway to the lawn gate of the Ixnig
tract of land. The petition ■ was
It was ordered by the board that
lumber'be furnished to build a bridge
on the Hamiiton-I'almyra road in
Goose Nest Township.
The tax value of the lurid of 11. L.
Davis was reduced $135, owing to
damage by the highway.
A missionary meeting of the Bertie.
Martin of the M. E.
Church will be held here Saturday,
September 12, 1!>25. Miss Bessie
Combs, a returned missionary from
China and now secretary of young
I eopleigV work for the council, Mrs.
Rigsbee, superintendent of young peo
ples' work of the/"North Carolina con
ference, and Miss Anna Graham, dis
trict secretary, will be the speakers
for the clay.
Everybody is invited to attend.
KinfcsHarrison Roger Hon
Died Sunday Evening
King Harrison Rogerson died Sun
day evening from a cancer which had
afflicted him for several years, sap
ping his life by inches, and causing
the tortures of untold pain. He died
at the home of his Bon, Nick Roger
son, in Beaufort County.
He was buried at the W. A. Tice
burying ground near Smithwicks
Creek Church Monday afternoon. The
funeral was conducted by Elder John
Mr. Rogerson was 76 years old. He
leaves four children, Alonzo Roger
son and Mrs. A. B. I.illey, of Wil
liamston; Nick Rogerson, of Washing
ion, and Joshua Rogerson, of Tarboro.
Beaufort Farmer Says
Cotton Dusting Pays
_ One farmer in Beaufort County
dusted til* cotton and now averages
20 grown bolls to the plant. On his
undusted cotton he has only four or
five grown bolla to the plant.
as they desire. The. most beau
tiful and popular girl in each
township will be selected by the
means of popular votes; then the
representative beauty from each
township will be a contestant for
Queen of beauty in Martin Coun
Watch the columns of this paper
for further notice and news con
cerning tfie big beauty contest.
Each township in Martin Coun
ty is entitled to as many contest
—ants %> may be nominated by their
friends. Who will be Queen of
Beauty in Martin County?
* Jamesville Revival
The meeting in the Christian
Church at Jamesville, with Rev.
Slraub, of Winston, is progressing
nicely. There have been unusually
- large crowds present at each*serv
ice despite the intense heat. At
the Sunday night service, twelve
Klansmen in their robes entered
and took seats on the front row
of the church, keeping (heir masks
on throughout the service.
There have been several addi
tions and good sermons are being
A PROFITABLE CROP
Dieticians -Urge More Greens For
Health's Sake; Last Carolina
Soil Very Favorable
Raleigh, Aug. 31.—1n recent years
the dieticians have been urging us-to
eat more greens for our health's sake.
This campaign has noticeably increas
ed the demand for this type of vege
"Spinach is probably the most im
.junlzuL.. uf .Jllxe leafy greens," says
Robert Schmidt, horticulturist for the
extension division at State College,
"and has ,a great advantage in being
a cool-season crop, thereby fitting in
very well with an all-year succession|
of vegetables. Both the climate anil
the soil of eastern North Carolina are
favorable to the growth of spinach."J
A rich, well-drained, sandy loam
soil is best suited to the crop. A
commercial fertilizer analyzing H per
cent phosphoric acid, 'J per cent nitro
gen, ami It per cent potash is recom
mended. This is used at the rate of
1,600-2,t«>o pounds per acre, nuking j
about four, applications during the
growing season. Well-rotted stable
manure also giyes excellent results as
"Spinach is either drilled in beds
or sown broadcast," says Mr. Schmidt.
"The common practice in this section
of the country .is 'to • sow "ifl
beds, the tows 10 to 12 inches apart.
As soon asthe plants have formed 3
or 4 true leaves they are thinned out
to stand 4to 6 inches in the row. A
bout 20 pounds of seed are required
to sow an acre, using the 4-row bed
method, and they should be planted
tt intervals during September and
October so as to harvest duHng No
vember and December."
Labor Day Not
Owing to the recent opening of the
tobacco market and the many people
who are patronizing the local ware
houses, the Farmers A Merchants
Bank and the business houses of the
town did not close for Labor Day in
order that no inconvenience would be
imposed upon our visitors.
Advertisers Find Om
Columns a Key to 1,600
Martin County Homes
Williamston Market Sold 1.5,1)00
Pounds Yesterday; Averaged
Almost Eighteen Cents
The local tobacco market advanced
a few** J pouit.s when it sold 125,000
pounds yesterday at an average just
u fraction below 18 cents. The aver
age made by this market compares
favorably with those of the other
markets, and is a little stronger.
Never before have we seen ware
housemen work so hard to make each
pile" "Of tdbacco "bring its top notch
than have our warehousemen this
season. Kvery effort has been put
behind the sales that tobacco sold hers
might bring: its highest market price.
While tobacco is not selling for what
we wish it would, we can justly say
that our warehousemen have stood
their grounds ahd have done every
thing in their power to sell each pile
i't its highest market price, and it is
b) these efforts that our market is ii
>fts. A. It. Dunning Entertains Com
mittees and Officers of Associa
tion and Local Faculty
To her home on Main street last
Friday evening Mrs. A. K. Dunning,
president, invited the local teachers,
the officers ami committees of the
Parents-Teachers Association. The
purpose.of the meeting was to for
mulate plans for the coming, year and
discuss the needs of the school that
can be attended to by the association.
A few timely remarks were made
l»\ Plot. I. S. Seymour, who has been
attending summer school at the Uni
versity of South Carolina. He stated
some specific instances where the or
ganization could remedy matters. One
was the condition of . the auditorium
of the school building. "It requires
immediate attention," said I'rofessor
■Seymour, and he also stated the ne
cessity of tiew shades on the sunny
bide of the building. "Through or
ganization and cooperation I am sure
that we will be able to look aftei
these things that I think of offhaful £
and many more," he concluded.
Other things were discussed and
motions were made and carried as fol
1. To hold the first meeting of th*
association the coming Thursday even
ing at 8 o'clock.
2. To present the play "Hose Time," _
for the benefit of the association on
October 2nd. A special coach will be
secured to direct it.
,'i. The following committee wai ap
pointed to see about suitable curtains
for the building: Mrs. W. H. Harrell,
Mrs. C. A. Harrison, Miss Emma Rob
ertson, Mrs. John D. Biggs, anil Mrs.
J. S. Rhodes,.
-4. hold a little social for the
parents and teachers immediately af
ti i the business session Thursday even
5. To have grade mothers urge the r
parents to come out to the first meet
ing as it is especially imperative that
the 'iea« her and parents know each
.other early if a successful year is
After the business was concluded,
Mis. Dunning, assisted bv Mrs. P. W. ;
Hoyt, served a salad course.
Rocky Mt. Boosters
Visit Gty Today
Today at noon several cars of
prominent men of Kocky Mount vis
ited our town on a booster trip these
people are making through eastern j
Carolina. In the party wore Mr. Wil
liams, secretary of the chamber of
commerce, M. F. Jones, cashier of the
Planters Hank, F. F. Fagan, cashier
t,f the First National Bank of Rocky
Mount, T. A. Avera, Editor J. 1*
Home, M. A. Bullock, J. C. Daugh
try, G. R. I'arker, D E, Bullock, W.-.
G. Weeks, E. W Bullock, 0. Sham
berger, N. G. Chambliss, W. C. Wood
ard, 1. P. Thorpe, W. S. Wilkinson, 1
antl many others.
After a band concert, Mr. Chambliss
invited the Williamston and Martin
County people who were going away
from home to visit Rocky Mount. 1
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our apprecia
tion and extend our thanks to all J
those who so kindly administered to j
our mother, Mrs. J. H. Ayers ia her j
recent illness and death.— The Family. 1
Mr. A. N. Holliday, of EnfWd, wm *.J
in town Monday.
J. R. Browning, better known as. j
"Brownie," who formerly worked with 1
C O. Moore, has accepted a podtlttH
with R. F. Pope.