Air Circus and Auto Races at Fair Grounds Tomorrow; Aerial Sham Battle and Fireworks at Night
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VOLUME XXVII—NUMBER 71
Good Attendance Recorded at Roanoke Fair
This Week; Was Best Show Ever Put On
Here in Many Respects; Will End Tonight
Thursday, As Usual, Is
Big Day; Weather
Tuesday, or a greater part of it,
was spent getting thoae things togeth
er, which could not be done Monday
on account of the steady downpour of
rain. So, not until Wednesday did the
fair get Its proper start but a good
one it was. During the three last days
thousands have enjoyed the Roanoke
Fair, which state papers are acclaim
ing, "second to none except the Stale
I 1 air," in this large and wonderful
commonwealth of ours.
Outstanding features of the week's
program are numerous, but the music
, by McDonald's Baiyi has been enjoyed
by all who have visited the grounds.
Mr, McDonald and his Scottish lads
have been very generous in their play
ing and have been a real drawing
card. The band was visited last night
fcy Mr. Harry D. Grey, of Pittsburgh,
famous baritone soloist, who is known
by all radio fans because he and his
wife broadcast from K. D. K. A., and
W. C. A. E. stations a greater part
of the time. Mr. Grey rendered two
selections by special request and will
very probably sing again tonight.
The man who jumps from the car
going seventy miles an hour has
caused as many thrills as any stunt
on the grounds.
The clowns have added pep and
caused much merriment among the
kids, in fact, their antics scared one
horse so badly that be tried to hide
himself and the buggy attached, in a
"hot dog stand,'' but there was room
for nothing but "dogs," and he was
coaxed out after a while.
Awards have been made in all de
partments of exhibits. In county ex
hibits Martin received the blue ribbon
and Bertie the red. The were very
clever displays and both showed in a
very comprehensive manner, the won
derful natural advantage of these two
good counties. Mrs. W. C. Manning
received a prise «a bar display of flud.
en produce. She having about fifteen
or twenty fresh vegetables, all taken
from her own garden.
The Extension Bureau Service from
the State College, which has taught
much to every person who has seen
its striking illustrations we are giving
The horse races have been very
good, and horse lovers from many
places have visited them each day.
"Sandy McGregory'' a New Jersey
horse, has won many of the stakes.
Thursday was the biggest day on
the racing program and several high
class races were witnessed by thus
Secretary H. M. Foe has most suc
cessfully coped with every situation
that has arisen, even the natural
handicap of bad weather and his fair
is what we would torn a "howling"
• .-00 a. m., Children's Eucharist; 9:46
a. m., church school; 11:00 a. m.,
morning prayer and sermon; 3:00 p.
m., Holy Trinity Mission; 4:00 p. m.,
plain evensong, 7:30 p. m., no service
in church as we will attend theatre
In some parts of China, pigs are
marketed alive, the squealing animals
being suspended in a hammock hunt
on large poles carried by two men. ■
I Strand Theatre
I . —TONIGHT—
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Mabel Cody Air Circus and Auto
Races Will Bring Fair Week To
Close Saturday; To Battle in Air
Instead of the regular day of pack
ing and clearing out of the amusement
companies and all the others who make
the fair, a fair, as it has always been
in the past, on Saturday, following the
four fair days, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday and Friday,—everything will
be running full blast and the great
Mable Cody Circus, which has never
played anywhere in North Carolina
except Raleigh, will have charge of
the afternoon performance.
The automobile races will exceed
any ever run on the local track. Some
of the country's greatest "dare devil"
drivers will drive in the races which
will be a part of the afternon amuse
But the greatest "thriller" in world
will be the performance of Mabel
Cody, a nieee of the wonderful "Buf
falo Bill" which is acted in an areo
plane. She stands out on its wings,
underneath the plane and does stunts
that no other will do.
JAMES H. WARD
Well-Known Williamston Citisen Dies
After Suffering With Hrights
Disease Over a Year
Mr. James Herbert Ward died at
his home on Main street early Thurs
day night after an attack of Brights,
which had troubled him for more than
For several months he has not been
able to do work of any kind and has
been in bed most of the time.
Mr, Ward was the son of Jas. L.
Ward and wife Mary E. and was bom
ir Pitt County in April 1880 making
him 46 years old.
He married Miss Eubanks, also of
Pitt County and moved to Williamston
23 years ago, his wife died soon after
ward. He then married Miss Lucy
Gurganus, she and four children,
James Herbert, Julia, Ruth and Virgil
He leaves two brothers and two sis
ters, Luke Ward, of Bethel and Hut
chins Ward of Robersonville, Mrs.
Rufus Carson, of Parmele and Mrs.
A ugustus Johnson, of Robersonville.
Sinse living in Williamston he has
run a market and was well and fuvor
ably known throughout the county.
Rev. E. D. Dodd conducted the fun
eral rites at the residence this after
noon and burial at the family plot in
the Baptist cemetery.
Williamston Legionnaires Planning To
Attend Washington Celebration
Almost as s Body
Williamston ex-service men are
planning to attend the big Armistice
Day celebration at Washington next
Wednesday in almost full force. The
Washington legionnaires promise the
Martin County men a day full of en
tertainment and good times, with lots
to eat, a good football game and oth
er forms of entertainment as outlined
in laat week's Enterprise.
The Legionnaires and all other ex
service men are requested to meet at
the Legion Hut, Washington, at 9.30
a. m., Armistice Day, in order to "fall
in" for the parade, which begins to
move at 10 a. m.
The program to be held in the New
Theatre at II a. m., is as follows:
t Dixie—Washington Band.
2. Attention Post Commander,
Henry Tripp, jr.
8. Prayer—Rev. H. B. Searight,
Moderator, North Carolina Presby
—4r -Community - singing—Edmund
5. Introductory remarks, Col. Wiley
C. Rodman, Past State Commander,.
6. Address —Lieut W. S. Bryant, U.
7. Star Spangled Banner —Band,
8. Benediction—Rev. Mr. Plybon,
pastor First Baptist Church.
Sunday school, 6:46 a. m.; morning
eojjMM »ujosa» !tu "• 0O : IT
at Masonic Hall.
A. J. Manning, Pastor.
WiUiamston, Martin Couitty, North Carolina, Friday, November 6,1925.
According to Miss Beatrice Fairfax,
bhe exemplies Miss Fairfax' conten
tion that women are braver than men,
for no man has dared to do what
Mabel Cody does up in the air.
Since this circus has been perform
ing in America two men have been
killed, one in the auto races op Labor
Day a year ago and another at the
Richmond State fair last year. This
one fell from the aeroplane into the
grand stand and was killed instantly.
It is expected by the management
that a record breaking ci\wd will
greet the beautiful, but brave, Mabel
Cody when she arrives in Williamston
At night the fire works will be as
elaborate as at any time during the
week, and the areoplanes will counter,
charge the bombs thrown up with ones
from above as-is done in every sham
WIN IN COURTS
Protect Loyal Members of Association
From Those Abusing Liberal
The first legal steps taken by the
Tobacco tirowers Cooperative Associa
tion this season to protect its loyal
members against contract breakers
have met with immediate success.
In spite of the association's an
nouncement that it would not deduct
penalties from deliveries of this year's
crop to pay for fail of the members
to deliver in other years, some mem
bers have continued to sell tobacco
upon the auction markets. Those are
the men against whom quick and ef
fective action is being taken by the
cooperative. The first action of this
sort by the association in Vunce Coun
ty recently resulted in securing liqui
dated damages for more than S6OO a
gainst five members of the associa
tion who were further restrained froiji
breaking their contract.
Anothi r injunction granted by
Judge Sinclair of the Superior Court
of Vance County against an associa
tion member at Henderson, resulted
in payment of a larger first advance
to this offender than his tobacco had
sold for on the auction floor from
which it was removed by the order
of the court
In many counties where a few mem
bers have begun to abuse the liberal
policy of the association as to past
offences, injunctions are being obtain
ed by the association and tobacco is
being transferred from the auction io
the cooperative floors.
Probably the most remarkable evi
dence of the legal strength of the as
sociation at the present time is the
recent upholding of the Viiginia re
cording statute, which gives the asso
ciation contract right of way over all
mortgages recorded after the contract
has become a matter of record at the
B. R. Toone, a member of the to
bacco association at Chase City, had
given his mortgage to a local ware
houseman and had also confessed
judgment on hjs note. The sheriff of
the county had levied on the judgment
but the association, on October 30; by
an order of Circuit Judge D. P. Hal-
Key, for Mecklenburg County, secured
an injunction against the member, the
warehouseman and the sheriff, re
straining them from delivering the to
bacco which was under contract with
the association td the auctiton floors.
The abandonment of an appeal to
the Supreme Court oi North Carolina
y J. F. Turner, of Oxford, who was
held liable for tobacco which local
time merchants had sold, indicates
that the law will uphold the contention
of the association that a member is
liable for damages, even though bis
mortgagee seises and holds his crop.
The association is again adopting
an aggressive legal policy to protect
its contract against violation and will
institute suits and injunctions in a
number of tobacco-growing counties
during the next few weeks, according
to Col W. T. Joyner, resident counsel
of the association.
Alehohol production from the sap of
the Nipa palm in North Boreno has
possibilities of supplying the tropics
with a motor fuel.
Greater Part of Building Given Over
To Hume Demonstration Booths;
Miss Smith In Charge
The greater part of the Woman's
Building of the Koanoke District Fair
is given over to demonstration booths
in charge of Miss Pauline Smith, Dis
trict Agent of State College. Miss
Smith is assisted by Miss Helen Gaith
er of Perquimuns County, Eliza Knight
of Chowan County, Emma Grey More
head, Of Washington County, Violet
Alexander, of lieaufort County, and
Karen Fiadous, of the Washburn-Cros
by Flour Co.
Twenty club girls, representing the
girls' clubs of Beaufort, Hertford and
Washington Counties and the home
economies classes of Oak City High
School and Greenville Training School
will giveVlaily demonstrations in pre
paration of foods, (school lunches in
particular) health, clothing and house
The entire central part of the build
ing is given over to canned goods rang
ing from soups to canned meats. Here
over 600 jars from Chowan, Beaufort,
J'itt, Hertford and Washington Coun
ties are displayed. On the left of the
entrance is a model home set in a well
arranged grass lawn. The use of na
tive shrubs is well shown. Placards
such as "Your Home Agent will help
you, Name Your Farm, Faint Your
House, Plant Native Shrubs." "A mo
del farm home with grass, shrubs and
conveniences. Your Home Agent will
help you make your home like this.''
"Tie your house to the ground by the
use of native shrubs." In this booth
an agent wilt help with the planting
plans and names, both common and bu
tanical, of native shrubs and trees,
which may be obtained all over East
ern Carolina for the trouble of digging
Adjoining the booth is a typical
house, sitting up on high undurpinding,
no grass and shrubs, with this card,
"Is your house on high stilts, without
grass and shrubs? Call on your Home
Agent for landscape plans."
An arts and crafts booth filled with
rug rugs, tuftod rugs and basketry
next claims the attention of interested
housewives. Miss Helen (iaither, an
expert in pine needle basketry and
accessories such as lump shades an
swers the questions in this line. The
cemetery, "Sacred to the memory of
countless women who died of over
work from lack of conveniences,"
which is a duplicate of the one Miss
Smith arranged at the State fair, !b
perhaps the most interesting exhibit
in the building.
Fifteen tombstones carry such epi
taphs as these: "Here lies Emma
Snow, who placed her sink too low;"
"Mary Mitchen—Died carrying water
from the well to the kitchen;'' "Sister
Sue—Who never did get thru;" "Here
lies the wife of Hiram Green, whose
hubby wouldn't buy her a washing ma
chine, now that her life she has spent,
he hastens to buy her a monument."
Income earning as a phase of dem
onstration work is wort)) -notice.' As.
an example, Heaufort coUnty women
alone have realized from sale of pro
ducts more than SI3,(XX) in 1926. The
Home Demonstration Club of Bonner
ton have products on sale here to
equip a club room at Bonnerton.
House furnishing or refinishing furni
ture is very plainly shown by the old'
kitchen table and chairs done over in
grey and black. A model kitchen is
equipped with electric range, cabinet
and stools through the courtaey of B.
S. Courtney Hardware Co. ▲ sink
placed at the proper height for the
girls in the kitchen and not at a
"standard height," with other conven
iences make this a most convenient
In addition to the four daily dem
onstration* given by the club girls in
this booth, Miss Fladous keeps a sup
ply of buns, hot biscuit and dough
nuts, A la FUdotib. ready for all pass
ers by. v - • •
The Washington County team com
posed of Losaie Hardison and Mildred
Dixon, are giving in movies table eti
quette and furnishing a girls bed room.
Xhay are representing Norma Talmaga
and girls from "Do-Care County" and
"Don't Care County." TJ>ese girls
won over other* in both District and
State contests. *
Rudolf Kruby, the Hartford "king
of beggars," can ask for alms in ten
languages. Arrainged in court recent
ly for fighting, he said, "I would rath
er earn any bread honeatly by begging
than become a burglar."
A revised ordinance of the city of
Omaha readb: No person engaged in
peddling as foot or handout peddler
thall have an assistant while so en
''Buddie's" Head —Old and New
Strong fe«lfng iif comradeship '.vu» thown b«tw£en Commandtr
Drain (lwt) thi retiring head, and "(jro Jtl "Kift** John rt. McQulgg
□•wly el«ot®d Commander of th« An. »rtMi Legion. Com man aw
■UQuigg*! Oversea « r«oord mad* him >h» unanimous choice
Federal Prohibition Officers
Make Raid in Gawk Section;
Fourteen Negroes Arrested
55 VARIETIES IN
Judge Says It la Best Show He Has
Ever JudKed In South; Com
petition Very Keen
Sixty exhibitions with flfty-flve var
ices in the exhibits which number
more than 200 birds. Among the lead
ing stocks are Bhode Island Beds, Bar
led Plymouth Bocks, White Bocks,
Luff Orpingtons, Black Leghorns and
The competition was very keen and
prizes went to eight states, New York,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois,
West Virginia, Muryland and North
Home folks will of course be glad
to know that Theodore Koherson won
ifist prize with his White Orpingtons,
lor the best display in the show. This
is fonsidered the best prize in the
The following summary of the show
was handed Mr. C. W. Jacks, who was
manager of the poultry department,
by Mr. J. H. Wolsieffer, poultry editor
of the Philadelphia Record.
"This year Williamston exhibit was
the best 1 ever judged in the South.
Bird for bird considered, the average
.will show that some of the leading
Southern breeders won as well as our
best Northern exhibitions, No where
this year in the South had the numbri
of Northern exhibitions as you had."
When our people learn the import
ance of the hens in the food production
for the "family, more attention will be
If the fair arouses the people to a
proper consideration of the chickens,
nnMiing nmre, than it has done tt great
work. For our own county too, which
is not now producing enough eggs to
few! the sick. .
Lenoir County Negress
Dies; 109 Years Old
Kinston, Nov. 6.—"Aunt" Anne
Davis died yesterday at Squirrel Creek
some mileß from here. She was the
oldest person in this part of the coun
ty, having passed her 108 th birthday.
James Monroe had just been inaugu
rated President when she was born in
a slave cabin on an Eastern Carolina
plantation, in 1817. The aged negress'
white neighbors assisted in the ar
rangements for her burial. She was
middle-aged when the War Hetween
the States began. The whites of
Squirrel Creek said she was possessed
of all the good traits of the ante
Champ Cotton Picker
Is Enterprise Visitor
The Enterprise was visited by a
champToiT cotton picker last week In
the person of Levi Huff, of Goose Nest
Township, a colored man. Levi said
he -wouW-be 60 years old March 27,
of next year. He also says his best
day's picking was 446 pounds, but he
cannot get much above the 300-pound
Levi Is one of the old-time willing
to-work darkies, but has to have an
automobile to get about in now.
According to the last census (1920)
of the United States there were 1,-
920,220 moM women in this country
than men. In Great Britain the cen
f>ua of 1921 shows that the predomin
ance of women over men is 1,720,802.
Probably Largest Raid
Ever Pulled in State;
All Furnish Bond
Thursday morning officers marched
J2 bootleggers before Justice Asa T.
The parties captured were all mem
bers of the "Southern Liquor Asso
ciation" composed of that section of
Martin County known as Free Union,
but even better known as "dawk"
In the years past the people of that
section, all of whom were colored, were
noted for good character and honesty.
Some years ago however they began to
manufacture intoxicating liquor
manufacture and.traffic liquor with the
result that they have.very largely de
generated from the esteem of honor
in which they were held, to that of a
lew-breaking people, moonshining, and
dealing in liquor of all kinds. They
supplied Norfolk, Williamston, James
ville, Scotland Neck, Itelhaven and
many other towns in the surrounding
country. It was generally delivered
to the purchaser somewhere in the
neighborhood, they seldom transported
out of their own section. It is said
great part of delivering to
the eastern trade was at the famous
"Marriage Oak" where the thirsty
would drive with their cars and would
Hoon be met by another who would
supply his demands.
They had been so lucky in evading
officers that-they would actually lauglr
in their faces when they would raid
Dozens of times they "have" Men
hunted by officers, both state and Fed
eral but were pretty nearly always
able to dodge them.
Strange they would capture their
stills anil liquor and destroy their beer,
they could not catch the man. Their
inethod was to fix signal guns through
out the territory and were always able
to evade the officers.
Hut thin time the wind shifted on
New officers came, entering un
known, strangers but friends, who
swooped down on them capturing 140
gallons of liquor and 12 men.
They we*«~ali brought up under line
and hailed before J. P., A. T. Craw
ford, who bound them over to the Re
corders Court to be held November 17.
Phillip Hoston, who bore, the marks
of a "King Pee 1 ' was required to give
bond in the sum of $750. W. W.
James, Joo James, Mutthew i'ierce,
Hilly JameK, Willis I'iercc, Ernest
Boston, NewHom Boston, Joe Taper,
and Henry Ellison were placed under
bond of >6OO and Eborn Pierce and
Fleetwood Brooks were placed under a
$260 bond each. All the defendants
were able to furnish bond.
The charge* against them is for Hell
ing and transporting liquor.
If the court succeeds in breaking up
the manufacturing anil""selling of lt="
quor in that territory it will greatly
bless a great section of Martin County
as wett "Brother countiee. —r-
Systematic boxing began in England
Eight hundred tons of one-dollar
bills will be put into circulation this
year by the government.
The tail of Tempel's comet, which
makes its appearance every five and
one-half years, is largely made up of
carbon monoxide and carbon, two of
the mair conatitutenU of automobile
Advertisers Find Our
Columns a Key to 1,600
Martin County Homes
KILLED BY TRUCK
Six-Year?old Son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
B. (.aylord Crushed to D«ath
By Hardens School Truck
Marvin Gaylord, the 6-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Gaylord, of
Jamesville, was run over and killed
by a school truck Thursday morning.
The child was on his way to school
and just before reaching the school
house was struck by the school truck
from Dardens. The front wheels are
thuught tjo.bavi' run aver the child's
legs, and.before the rear wheel reach
id him he had attempted to jump up
and the rear wheel ran over his body.
The child lived only about 10 min
utes after the accident.
The truck was being driven bv Lin-
wood Knoyles, u high-school pupil of
Hardens. Those who saw the tragedy
say that he could not be blamed for
the accident. It appears that the lit
tle fellow was looking at another car
and dashed ahead of the truck.
The funeral was held today and
burial was at the Martin grave yard
MRS. C. V. IjVNIEK
One of Ol.djjwl and Hest-Known Women
of Williams Township Succumbs:
Was Eighty Years Old
M is. Cornelia V. I.ariier, one of the
oldest and best known women of Wil
liiimston Township died Thursday
Mrs. Lanier was 80 years old fn
August.* Some time ago she had the
misfortune to fall and break her hip,
fiorn that time. she grew weaker and
the end came to free her of all earthly
She was a native of Kdgecombe
County, before marriage she was Miss
Cornelia C. Kicks, rfhe married Mr.
James K. Lanier of Martin County
nearly 60 years ago. He died ab6ut
She was the mother of six children,
three are now living, Mrs. W. Henry
Daniel, Miss Mamie Lanier and Joe
She was for more than 50 years a
member of , the Primitive Baptist
church at the Falls of Tar River,
The funeral was held at the resi
dence at 3 p. rn., today by Elder Syl
vester llassell and interment at the
family plot on the farm where she
had resided for more than half a cen
Sunday Services at
The regular semi-monthly services
of the Reddicks Crove Baptist church
will be.conducted by Pastor It. L. Shir
l y nt :! o'clock p. rn. Sunday.
Sunday will be roll call and every
member In urged t> be present to
answer to their name. The Lords Sup.
per ill be observed at the conclusion
o f the sermon.
This service will be a very interest
ing anl important one. A very hearty
and cordial invitation therefore is ex
tended not only to the membership
but to the entire community.
R. L. Shirley, Pastor.
Member of Enterprise
Force Indeed Lucky
An unusual thing happened to a
member of our staff last night at the
fair grounds. Returning to her home
nt eleven o'clock she discovered she
had lost her watch and immediately
telephoned the news into the Enter
prise office. This looming Mr. Salem
Nasseff, of Robersonville, called us to
insert a notice in our fdund column
of a watch he hail picked up on the
fair grounds. It was the one we had
lost and we are indeed grateful to
A7X f A N DLEK,
KING, IN SERIOUS CONDITION
A. J. Candler, the Cocoa-Cola mil
lionaire is said to be near death at his
home in Atlanta with some form of
trfttUPy truuble. Mr. Candler practi»al- —-
ly built Emory University, one of the
hading Methodist schools in America.
Sunday school, 9:46 a. m.; morning
service, 11:Q0 a. m.
Announcement will be made as to
Rev. J. L. Jones of Hamilton, will
conduct the service.
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Forestry conservatation was discuss
ed in Poor Richard's improved Alma- ;
nac as early aa 1749.