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VOLUME XXIX—NUMBER 14
Woman's Club and Officials of
Town Are Backing Clean-Up
Compaign Here Next Week
Prize Will Be Given for
Prettiest Yard Later
In The Summer
The plans for Clean-Up Week be
ginning next Monday are being per
fected . It ia a campaign with "All to
gether for a more beautiful town" for
a slogan. The Woman's Club is urg
ing the housekeepers to get their an
nual spring cleaning in the lots done
now, and flowers planted, as it will
soon be 100 late. For the prettiest
yard—with, of course, some rules,
regulations, etc.—the club will give a
prise, probably during the month of
July. While cleaning up, the weeds
should be uprooted now while they
are young, this decreasing the num
ber of mosquitoes and eliminating
much malaria.
This campaign will not man so
much to our housekeepers as it will
to the business men and those own
ing vacant lots. There are one or
two of our near-by towns that can
be compared to ours, but most of
them have clean streets, clean lota,
and beautiful yards. For the size of 
the town, we appreciate the way the
yards are kept and beautified and the
vacant lots are cleaned in our neigh
boring town, Windsor.
One more thing we should remedy—
as much vacant woods space as we
have to dump trash, we should put
it behind some obstruction to the view
of tourists.
In Tuesday's Enterprise we will
state what sections of the town tho
trash carts will be in each day, be
ginning Wednesday. If any one needs
oite before that time, call 252, police
headquarters; or 74, the mayor's of
fice, and one of thefee places will send
the dray over that day.
We sincerely hope that it will not
be necessary for the mayor to order
the vacant lots cleaned, because we
want this to be a campaign waged
solely on the town pride of our citi
sens.
The lots will" be inspected by city
officials next Friday afternoon.
Catch Thieves Who
Robbed Smokehouse
Mr. IL C. Butler, of Windsor, lost
seven hams and four shoulders from
his smokehouse Wednesday night. Mr.
Butler had no clue as to the thieves
until a phone call was received from
the police chief of Washington, say
ing that three suspicious negroes with
a lot of meat were being entertained
at the Washington headquarters.
Whereupon, Sheriff Cooper and Mr.
Butler immediately went to Washing
ton, where they identified both the
meat and the three negroes, who were
Robert Hyman, John Hendrick, and
Wright Askew, who wert taken to
Windsor and placed in jail.
The thieves were picked up in Wash
ington because of their suspicious ac
tions in trying to dispose of the meat
Bank of Robersonville
Purchases New Quarters
The Bank of Robersonville has pur
chased the building formerly owned
and occupied by the Farmers Banking
A Trust Co., of Robersonville, and will
move their banking business there in
the near future.
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THE ENTERPRISE
MAN CAPTURED IS !
NOT LEROY WHITE
BerMe People Excited Over Report of I
Capture of Man Who Brutally
Murdered Wife 10 Years Ago
All of I'.ertie County was thrown
into a state of excitement yesterday 1
when Sheriff Cooper received a telej
gram from Mount Airy, N. C., that
Ler >y White had been caught and was
bei 'g held at Hillville, Va. Sheriff
Cooper immediately sent a deputy
sheriff and two friends to Hillville to
get the prisoner, but upon their ar
rival there today, they found the
wrong man. The man arrested was
not White but a much older man.
Few murders in this State have
been more brutal than that charged
against White, He married a Miss
Mountain, the owner of a large farm
on the Cashie Neck road between ]
Windsor and Woodard. He soon be
came cruel to her and happiness was
banished from her life. Some time :
during the day of the murder, sup
posedly in the early part of the day, ,
[ she was killed with the barrel of e j
gun, with which her head was crushed «
in by many blows. No one was pres
ent except a baby which could not j
walk. ,
Some time that night neighbor 
went to the home and were alarnted :
by the cries of the baby and as no
one could be aroused they broke in
the door and found the woman cold '
in death with the baby sitting on her.
The baby had crawled over the floor
in its mother's blood perhaps nearly
all day.
When found, every door and win
dow to the house was locked and the
husband gone, and so far as the pub
lic knows, never a word nor a sign of
Leroy White has been had since.
The mystery of White's disappear- 1
ance, connected witlj the tragedy, nat- '
urally caused great excitement a- 1
mong Bertie people when they heard 
that White had been captured.
Methodist Program
For the Next Week
Sunday school, 0.45 a. m.—E. P
Cunningham, superintendent t
Preaching services, 11 a. m. and ,
8 p. m... i
Junior Epworth League, 2.80 p. m.. '
Miss Emma Roberson, superintendent
Preaching services at Holly Springs
at 3.30 p. m.
Meeting of the Woman's Mission
ary Society, Monday at 4 p. m., at
the church; Mrs. W. C. Liverman, '
president
Senior Epworth League Monday at
8 p. m.; Mrs. J. W. Watta, Jr., super- J
intendent
Prayer meeting Wednesday at 8 p. ,
m.
Choir practice, Wednesday, 8.46 p.m. j
Bear Grass School
Finals Tonight
The Bear Grass School will close i
its most successful school in history
tonight The school, under the lead- j
ership of Prof. 8. M. Lee, has done i
good work. This is the ftret year that
the new SBO,OOO school building has
been used.
The high-school pupils were convey
ed to the Williamston school during
the term Just closing, because the
number of high-school pupils was not
sufficient to justify teaching all the
grades.
The finals will take place tonight
The program ia a play by the school
pupils.
Christian Church
Sunday Services
Rev. A. J. Manning, Paster
Sunday school, 9.46 a. m.—W. C.
Manning superintendent
There will be no services in the lo
cal church, as the pastor will be at
Msple Grave for their regluar month
ly service. All of the church mem
bers here are invited to attend this
service.
Rev. A. J. Manning attended the re
vival services at the Christian church
last night *
Messrs. J. R. Porter and C. P. Mc-
Cluer, of Tarboro, were visitors ia the
city this morning-
WiUiarnston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, April 16,1926
SCHOOL IS READY
FOR GROUP CENTER
Pupils Who Will Take Part ia Elimi
nation Contests at Jaaiesville Sat
urday Finish Practice
The local schools yesterday com
pleted the final touches in prepara
tion for the group-center commence
ment to ba held at Jameeville Satur
day, April 17. Work will begin at 10
a. m. All those who have been named
to take part in the various contests
are requested to meet at the graded
school building at 9 o'clock Saturday.
Many of the parents will accompany
children to Jameeville. We request
those parents to come to the school
before leaving in order that the prin
cipal may know that all entrants are
present
The following will represent Wil
liamston in the various contests:
Arithmetic: Hewett Edwards.
Story Telling: Christine Jenkins,
Elmer Jenkins, and Billie Pope.
Spelling contest Josephine HarrU
son, Mary Alice Dunning, Chaifes
Fleming, Wheeler Manning, Edith
Taylor.
There were two different preliminar
iee for each event before the contest
ants were chosen. Every precaution
was taken to eliminate anything that
might smack of partiality.
Jamesville Baptist
Church Services
By A. Corey, Pastor
Sunday is your day; it was given
for rest and devotion; let me suggest
that you give just a little of it to the
Lord in His services.
There will be a very special service
at the Baptist Church both morning
and evening. The morning hour will
be devoted to the town and community
thoughts, and the subject one of inter
est The evening service will be for
the school and also special subject for
that hour.
The subjects are as follows:
11 a. m., "The Town's Best Assets."
8 p. m., "The Sight Angle-Triangle
of Life."
We want the parents to attend the
morning service, and this is a special
service for the community, and every
one of every home is Invited, regard
less of church homes or not. There
is no other serice to hinder, and we
want you to come and bring your
friends.
The Sunday night service for the
benefit of the school will be one of in
terest as the school beys and girls are
expected to meet at the school build
ing and come over in a body to the
church, and there will be special music
by the school group.
Sunday school at 9.46 o'clock a. m.
Let's go and have a good day all day.
Sermon Subjects At
Memorial Baptist
Sunday morning at 11 o'elock the
paator will have for his theme "Un
answered Prayers."
Every Christian prays. The Lord
has promised to answer prayer. And
sometimes the Christian says his
prayers have not been answered. "If
he could solve this problem, he could
believe anything." An attempt will
be made to give the congregation help
at this point
At the 8 o'clock hour the subject
will be, "The utter Futility of Hold
ing Out Against God." The story of
Sisera will be told, of whom it was
said, "The stars in their courses
fought against Sisera." The person
who pits himself against God's pur
poses and the march ef righteous
events does find that the very forces
of nature are arrayed against him. It
is eventually a losing game. To play
this game in the hope of beating it
is utterly futile.
Cotton Manufacturer"
Visitor Here Thursday
Mr. W. T. Shaw, of Weldon, was ia
town Thursday. Mr. Shaw has been
engaged in the manufacture of cot
ton for many years, and ia now sell
ing direct to the retail trade, which
brings the goods directly from the
mill to the merchant the consumer
only having to pay one profit Mr.
Shaw states that the cotton-goad"
trade ia dull, since cotton is low, and
the outlook now point# to a big crop
this season.
AMERICAN FOREST
WEEK, APRIL 18-24
State Forester Outlines Program For
Week; Forest CNNrfitioa la
Important Subject
Following is tho program for North
Carolina for the observance of Ameri
can Forest Week, April 18-24, 1926,
as outlined by J. & State
Forester, North Carotin:, department
of conservation and development:
Sunday, April 18.—Trees and Re
, ligion Day.—Let Sunday school teach
ers, preachers, and speakers at religi
ous forums refer to and emphasise the
aesthetic and spiritual value of trees
and forests as beautiful and benefic
ient gifts of God, and as the friends
and servants of man. Antomobilists
can on this day enjoy tit* beauty of
the dogwood, rhododendfWk, mountain
laurel, and other forest (lowers with
out destroying them.
Monday, April 19.—Forest Resource
Day.—Let speakers, writers, and
teachers emphasise the economic val
ue of trees and forests, past, present,
and future. Our industries, our farms
and our homes need a regular and
permanent supply of timber. Owners
of woodland therefore, and the gen
eral public, must be brought to real
ise the necessity of taking every pos
sible step to perpetuate our forests.
Tuesday, April 20.— Foreut Protec
tion Day.—The fundamental import
ance of protecting our forests from
/fire will be stressed. Let every for
est warden devote the day to effect
ive publicity work, especially distrib
v uting matter and talking Are
Control. Lft newspapers and adver
tisers •eoout'rate in placing forest-fire
slogans in their advertisements to run
throughout the week. Let lumbermen,
railroad companies, and other user*
of coal or wood burning engines is
sue special warnings for ftrv prefun
Hon
Wednesday, April 21.—Bbragg Re
newal Day.—Let the perpetuation of
our forest resources be considered by
i luncheon clubs,, women's efci i, and
; similar organizations and gatherings.
>. Proper" methods of cutting, and the
selection of Suitable seed trees, will
i secure a second crop in most cases.
Planting of desirable species will be
necessary where the forests have al
ready been destroyed.
Thursday, April 22.—Public Forests
Day.—Forest and scenic areas owned
by the public and administered by the
Federal government, the State, the
county, the city or the community are
rapidly increasing in number and im
portance. Demonstration ami experi
mental forests, recreation forests and
parks, protection forests and wild life
sanctuaries should furnish the topic
for speeches, addresses, newspaper ar
ticles and editorials, and general con
versation where two or three are met
together.
Friday, April 28.—School Observ
snce Dsy.—The superintendents, prin
cipals, and teachers of the public
schools, both for white and colored,
might well arrange for a general ob
servance of this week along appropri
ate lines. Speeches, essays, or exer
cises within the school, reading the
president's or governor's proclamation
tree planting on the school ground, or
tree study in the near-by woods should
all emphasize the importance of trees
and forests to the next generation.
Saturday, April 24.—Know-Our-
Woodlands Day.—Go camping, picnick
ing, fishing, hiking, photographing—
anything to get to hte woods. See if
you can name the principal trees. Can
you find abundant seedlings, young
growth, or mature timber? Have the,
woods been burnt over? With what
result? Is there a full even stand of
' timber of desirable species ? If not,
1 why not? Compare a farmer's woods
1 with his field crops. Should the State
' help to bring about better conditions?
Note.—This program may be tran«-
• posed and used in any way which may
' better suit local and individual condi
tions.
i
| Improvements Made in
Woman's Club Rooms
I Under the supervision of Mrs. J. G.
i Staton, chairman of the ways and
t means committee of the club many
r improvements have been made to the
t club this week. Running water has
been installed, a butler's pantry has
been very conveniently arranged and
outfitted, and the i tage has • been
cleared; the old curtains moved back
and gone over, giving the rooms a
> much better appearance.
> Heretofore, when any church or
■ civic organisation us«d the reoms, an
• awful lot of trouble wa* caused be
-1 cause dishes, stoves, water, etc., had
1 to be carried to the rooms from the
" homes of those interested. y
Now, for a nominal sum these or
> ganiiations are allowed the use of the
I rooms with all the accommodations
> attached.
A list of the things donated and
150 Invited to Banque
By Y. M. C. A.; Dr. Chas. O'H.
Laughinghouse
There hsve been invited 150 rep
resentative citizens of the town
to a banquet to be given by the
Y. M. C. A. at the Woman's Club
roms tonight.
Dr. Charles O'Hagan Laughing
house, of Greenville, who is well
known here, will make the princi
pal address of the evening. His
subject will be "The Youth, or
North " Carolina's Greatest Re-
COLORED COUNTY I
COMMENCEMENT
Being Held Here Today; Twenty-nin«
County School* Represented;
I'arade Feature*
The county commencement of the
colored graded schools was held here
today, with colored kids, teachers, and
old folks from every nook in the coun
ty. ~
Some were on hand before break
fast time this morning, and they con
tinued to flock in until the school
campus was overflowing. At 10.46 the
long parade began; each school lined
up, making a chain more than a mile
long, reaching from the schoolhousc
almost to the fair grounds. Many of
the schools wore uniform dress, mak
ing a very attractive appearance.
The marching was characterise 6y
that military musical accent, which is
seldom seen except in the negro race,
the members of which never seem to
have trouble in keeping step, regard
less of whether they are large or
small, old or young. .
There were twenty-nine schools of
the county represented. ...
The exercises consisted of
recitations, addresses, and presenta
tions of certificates.
The principal address was made by
Dr. G. T. Davis, of Raleigh, super
visor of the Rosenwald Schools in this
i State.
The exercises were all held in the
grand stand at the fair grounds, which
was filled to overflowing.
The display of work by the schools
filled the wman's building and con
sisted of almost any article you can
think of. Among the displays were
drawing, map-making, needlework,
woodwork, etc. Many articles of use
ful were on exhibit also. _
The entire program was a credit to
the negro race and demonstrated the
power of education on humanity.
e The soberness and behavior of all
was commendable and would have
graced a race of even longer culture
thun the negro has been blessed with.
Subscription Parties
Are Very Successfulj
The subscription card parties given
yesterday and last night by the Wo
mans Club were very successful. On
account of the- rain many children
were kept away, but those who went
had a very happy time.
Last night every table was taken;
various games played, and it was
a real community get-together affair
Several tables were reserved in ad
vance, but many others who had
bought tickets efijoyed playing with
friends they did not have the oppor
tunity to see often.
Mrs. A. R. Dunning served delicious
fruit punch. Misses Eugenia Hoyt,
Frances Williams, Mary Alice Dun
ning and Ruth Peel served cream and
no me-made cakes.
To the ways and means committee
and the special committees appointed
to help these women goes the credit
for such successful parties.
Those attending from out of town
included Mr. and Mrs. J. Gold, Sol
Gold, and hil Robbins, of Rocky Mt.,
Miss Sylvia Levy, of Tarboro; and
Mrs. S. S. Lawrence, of Richmond.
, Cooperative Power Plan
For East Carolina Towns
Eastern Carolina towns aprepare
i ing to join in a plan in
i the providing of electric power for
i lights and power.
I The commissioners of Tarboro havj?'
i decided to enter into an agreement
: with a number of the town of the
. State in a plan to build connecting
lines and furnishing cheaper current.
The towns which are expected to
i enter the merger are Greenville,
Washington, New Bern, Kinston, Ay-
I den, Farmville, Wilson, Rocky Mount,
s Scotland Neck, and Tarboro.
Attorneys and electricians from
Greenville are taking a leading part
i in the technical details of such a
i project and when the advantages aro
presented to a town it appears to have
I received hearty approval so far.
source." The address will be wt\
worth the time of any one, for
Dr. Laghinghouse is probably one
of the best-informed men of the
State, and as s physician has
come in contact with many of the
vital problems of life.
Mayor Coburn will be toastmss
ter. The Ladies Aid Society of
the Baptist Church will serve the
" f " supper.
SIX DEMOCRATIC
MEETS TONIGHT
Township Conventions Will Ik' Held
Tonight and Tomorrow to Per
fect I'arty Organization
Six Democratic township meeting*
will be held tonight, at Jamesville,
Williamston, Everetts, Robersonville.
Hamilton, and Oak City, and meeting*
will be held in Williams, Griffins, Bear
Grass, and Poplar Point Townships
Saturday at 3 p. m.
All of these meetings will be held
at the usual voting places, or at some
convenient place which may be ar
ranged by the local committeemen.
These meetings elect candidates for
justices of the peace, township con
stables, and township executive com
mitteemen and elect delegates to tho
county convention which will be held
here at the courthouse April 24.
The township convention will also
elect a chairman, who will be a mem
ber of the county executive commit
tee, which electa a county chairman
and secretary.
The county convention will elect
delegates to the State convention,
which will be held at Raleigh April!
29. No nominations for county or I
State offices are made at either the
county or State conventions, but plat
forms will be adopted and general
plans of organisation of State, con
gressional, senatorial and judicial dis
tricts will be effected.
Free Tombstones For
Dead Ex-Service Men
The following has been received
from Congressman Lindsay C. War
ren, which should be of great interest
to many of our people:
The Government will furnish, free
of charge, upon application duly
made to the War Department, a white
marble headstone for the grave of
every soldier, sailor, or marine who
has served in the army or navy of the
United States, whether regular or
volunteer, and whether he died in the
service or after honorable discharge.
This does not include Confederate sol
! diers.
Civil and Spanish war headstones
are 89 inches long, 12 inches wide,
and 2 inches thick; top slightly round
ed, with emblem cut within a sunken
shield. World War headstones are 42
inches long; 13 inches wide and 4
inches thick, and within a small circle
will be cut either a Latin cross for
a Star of David for He
brews, or no emblem, as select*!. The
inscription on every headstone will
consist of the soldier's full name, the
State from which he came, his rank,
division and date of death. The stoner
will be shipped, freight prepaid, by
the Government, to the nearest rail
road station.
Senior Class to Present
Play Here Next Friday
The senior class of the Williamston
High School will give the play, "Uncle
Fred,' by W. A. Stigler, on Friday,
April 23rd.
The class is Composed of the fol
lowing girls and boys: Elizabeth Gur
ganus, Trulah Page, Ruth Manning,
Mary Melissa Andrews, Marguerite
Cook, Lucille Hassell, Cecil Taylor,
and Harry Barnhill. They will be as
sisted by Hazel Edmondson, M. D.
Watts, Paul Godwin, Darrell Price,
and William Cook.
\The play will be directed by Profes
sor J. S. Seymour, who has had quite
bit of experience with theatricals,
and he, ft probably few would, will
be very ably supported by the cast.
There will be a small admission
charged, and the proceeds will be used
by the graduates to present their alma
mater a gift when they complete theii
work in a few weeks. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hall, and Mr.
J. L. Warren, of Cape Charles, Va.,
arrived this afternoon to visit Mr. and
Mrs. K. B. Crawford for several days.
MUs Vella Andrews will arrive to
night to visit her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Andrews for the week end.
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WEEKLY SUNDAY
SCHOOL LESSON
April 18—"The Beginning «f
Sin."—Gen. 3:1-24.
By C. H. DICKJ3Y
This lesson opens the problem of
sin and suffering. It was a paradise
through which we walked last Sun
day. Today, it is a wilderness of sin.
Milton followed his "Paradise Lost"
with his "Paradise Regained." This
regaining of paradise is the problem
now, which confronts all the forces
ifflffitiaitli ill heautn and On
earth.
We believe it is being gradually re
gained. The world is not going all
to pieces. Through its heart una in
creasing purpose runs. God's in Hi*
heaven, and all's well. There is evil,
here and there and everywhere; but
where sin abounded, grace did much
more abound. There is more of good
in the world today than there has
ever been. We are moving, slowly
but surely, towards that one far off
divine event, towards which the whole
creation tends. . -
The problem will be raised, of
course, in connection with this lesson,
as to why God permitted evil T As to
why He stood by and saw His garden
turned into a wilderness ? Why Ho
remained inactive while His children
fell into sin and estrangement? *
Without assuming to answer these
questions, it may be said, in the first
place, that God created human beings
—not machines. A machine is de
pendent on its maker or operator for
every move it makes. Not so with
man. He was endowed, from the first,
and by his Creator, with freedom of
the will and its implied freedom of
action. Man is not a piece of machin
ery but a living soul. In the s«eonl
place, if there is to be a moral being,
there must be the possibility of evil—
the ability to choose between what is
* best and what is not.
God could have forcefully kept back
these first persons from sin, but in
so doing, He would have been en
croaching upon their ability to do as
they liked. If He had held them back
from wrong, there would have been
no credit accruing to them.
They were made in His image, af
ter His likeness—just a little lower
than the angels—a little less than di
vine—belonging to the same race to
which God belongs—the race of th»
immortals. Their destiny was with
in their own keeping. They had the
capacity of' choice, of making decis
ions, of choosing, of deciding.
Indeed, their problem is the same
as ours. In every essential, each of
us ha.s followed in their steps. All
we, like sheep, have gone astray. Each
of us has transgressed the law; none
of us are Kood,/ no, not one.
"What forbidden fruit," one says,
"did they eat?" Nobody knows, and
this is not the essential. The out
standing fact—the heart of it is that
they disobeyed God. In so doing, they
transgressed the law. , In so doing,
they fell from a state of innocency.
But the hidden glory here lies in
the fact that those who fall may rise
again. That's what the human race
is doing. Some call it evolution. It is
the gradual ascent of humanity back
up to the level of innocepcy. We shall
reach that state not by our own good
deeds, not by might, but through the
imputed righteousness of Christ. The
new-born twice-born soul is treated as
though he were righteous and inno
cent. He is neither righteous nor in
nocentpbut through the infinite mercy
and love of a good God, he is and will
be treated as though he were right
eous and innocent. For, as in Adam
all die, even so In Christ shall all be
made alive.
It is human to err. It in like Christ
to overcome!
God forgets the past. We should.
"On t& victory" should be our cry.
Farmer Badly Burned
in Dynamite Explosion
M. P. Hugh, of near Colsraine, Ber
tie County, was taken through town
this week to the Washington hospital
for treatment for burns and bruise*
caused when a dynamite charge went
off prematurely, badly burning as well
as bruising him. At last reports he
was apparently doing well. Mr. Hugh
is 77 years old.
Sunday Services at
Episcopal Church
Rev. C. O. Pardo, Rector
Sunday, April 18th:
8 a. m.—Holy Communion.
9.46 a. m.—Church school.
11 a. m.—Morning prayer and ser
mon.
8 p. m.—Holy Trinity Mission.
8 p. m —Evening prayer and ser
mon.
    

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