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    Atortissrs Will Find Oar Coi
tus a Latchkey to Over 1600
Enni of Martin County.
Peanut Exposition Drawing
Big Crowds to Bertie Capital
Many Exhibits
of Interest; To
End Tomorrow
Planters Nut and Choc
i olate Company Wins
with Parade Flo^
The wortd's first peaaut exposition,
it Windsor, which has been going on
all this week, measured up to and
surpassed every prediction that had
been made about it and was a long
way better than it was advertised..
Windsor hat played the game of
host with pride, and perfection. No
town of its site could have done bet
ter, and we doubt if as good. The
two warehouses and prise rooms were
all made into one grand display en
Of course, the peanut is king, and
has been so anointed and crowned this
week. But that is "ot all that is to
be seen there.
The Red Cross, one of love's chief
organisations, has a fine display booth
with an emergency hospital unit
Mrs. r. D. Winston takes delight in
pointing to the flags of 43 of the
werid's leading nations, all backing
the Red Cross. The booth is really
ietended for a ladies' rest room, but
no one should fall to look to the Red
Then there are county exhibits,
where everything in the way of the
crops and manufactured articles, as
well aa the raw materials found in
eastern Carolina and Virginia are
feud. Numerous business houses
have mercantile displays.
There is a fine display of all kinds
of peanut macninery and farming
Of course, the king is on every cor
ner and you have to bow and scrape
at the sandwiches which the peanut
growers association is handing out
tc all that are hungry aa they enter
the exhibition hall. This you have to
keep up as you pass booth after
booth, but you do not have to taae
off your hat, get on your knees and
ldss the ground which grows the pea
nut until you get to Dr. Carver's dis
play of 193 articles, ail made from
the peanut, and ranging from gum
shoe soles to baby face .powder. Inks
and paper, dyes and paints, in fact
almost anything that you can imagine,
is found there. Milk and cream, but
ter and cheese, oil and soap, are but
a few of the valuable every-day ar
ticles made from the peanut.
On Monday afternoon Judge Fran
cis D. Winston was introduced by
Secretary Bartlett, and he made a
great welcome address, standing in
the heart of the peanut's home, in
th* county that produces more peanuts
than any county in America. Bertie
raises enough peanuts, Judge Winston
said, that if they were strung like
beads the earth could wear a string
four times around her equator. Judge
Winston's welcome was so fine that
every man and woman present seemed
to think they were voters in Windsor.
J. A. Pritchett was appointed stage
manager and presented the 16 young
ladies who are entered in the queen's
contest. They sre Misses Louise
Brinkley, of Suffolk; Viola Peel, Rox
obel; Alma Lee, Aulander; Sophia W.
Faison, Winton; Vida Dunning, lich
Square; Rockie L. Fleetwood, Jackson;
Sallie Peel, Lewiston-Woodrille;
Grace Evans, Aulander; Edla Beet,
Windsor; Blanche Hollo man, Ahoekie;
Julia H. Parham, Kinston; I'attk) M.
Raggett, Windsor; Mamie R. Fleming,
Greenville; Rosalie Rhea, Windsor;
Colleen Moore
"It Must Be Lave*
5 reel Feature
Richard Talmadgre
Tw» Baal CMMdjr
CASEY il the 00A8T GUARD
OtorUD i
Always a Good Show
Christmas Quietly
Observed Here
With few accidents and a not
iceable absence of drunks the
Christmas season was one of the
quietest observed here in years.
While the youngsters of the
town fired their firecrackers and
tooted their horns, they did so
wth much reserve. The small
eat number ot drunks in years
"at the Christmas season was re
ported by police. Few cases
were before Recorder Bailey last
Taesday, and this would indicate
that the season was ebaerved
decorously throughout the coun
ty. Everett* and Bear Grass
sent two truckloads of young
boys here, and the merrymakers
serenaded the town several
Finals Tonight
in Tournament
Jamesville Takes Part
bi Finals Having:
tieat Drivers, Va
Jamesville fought It* way to
the finals in the tournament when
it defeated Driver*, Va. by a close
score of It to 8. Extra time was
required to break the tie. The cup
at this time wUI go either to Wel
don or Jameeville, with the edge
on Jameeville's aide.
The game starts tonight (Thurs
day) at 9 o'clock.
The basketball tournament at the
Peanut exposition In Windsor this
week attracted la#ge • crowds when
teams from several Carolina and
Virginia towns completed Carolinahr
Virginia towns competed for the cup.
The series was started last Tues
day afternoon when Weldon won by
a small score in the first game. Au
lunder was eliminated from the race
when Conway won by a small score
the same afternoon. Tuesday night
Jamesville walked on the scene and
made one of the largest scores re
corded in the tournament when It de
feated Farmville 26 to 7. The entire
Jamesville team played well and the
work of the Gaylord brothers, Jimmle
Brown and Paul Sykes was consider
ed equal if not better than that of
any team's members seen in action
any where this year.
The only sorrowful feature of the
tournament up to Wednesday after
noon came when Everetts was squeez
ed out of the race when two of her
best members were pulled out on ac
count of fouls. At the end of the half
Everetts was tied with Drivers, Va.,
but when Cherry and Roebuck were
fouled out, Drivers had the advan
tage and finished by a 6 point margin,
the score being 19 to 14. Conway was
eliminated Wednesday afternoon
when Weldon won over her by a score
of 21 to 14.
Messrs. W. M. Kear and S. F. Free
man of Washington were in town this
The schools of the coftnty will re
open next Monday after having been
closed for two weeks. The teachers
will arrive at their respective schools
Sunday. ?
The local fire company entertained
last Wednesday evening with a din
ner at the Britt hotel in honor of
Mr. F. L. Edwards. Mr. Edwards has
been a member of the volunteer com
pany for some time and it was at
the meeting Wednesday night that
the company expressed its regret in
Feeing him leave the town.
Mr. Edwards with his family left
yesterday for Kinston where they will
make thatr home.
and Augusta 8. Clark, Washington.
The open parade was a treat to the
thousands of visitors present. The
peanut was the leader in the parade.
The Planters Nut k Chocolate Co., of
Suffolk, scored high for the peanut,
and the many other floats were
cheered by the throngs.
The Eastern Carolina Chamber of
Commerce held its semi-annual meet
ing at a luncheon given at the Red
Cross hall Thursday, with over three
hundrad members and guests present.
The exposition officially closes Sat
urday at 1 o'clock.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, December 31,1926
But Five Cases
Tried by Judge
Bailey Tuesday
Heavy Fines and Sev
eral Road Sentences
Given Out
The old year witne sed its last case
here last Tuesday in the recorder's
court when Judge Bailey dished out
well-chosen sentences on five differ
ent counts. Introduction of the court
to the New Year was made when two
cases Were continued until next Tues
Considering the season of the year
and the inclination tp celebrate re
gardless of law and society, the (ses
sion la t Tuesday was comparatively
small when only five cases were dis
posed of. Liquor held the center of
the stage, since it sent the majority
of the defendants into court.
George Lucas plead guilty when he
was charged with violation of the li
quor laws. Fined S6O and the costs
ot the action, Lucas is now put under
a suspended jail sentenA, which
means he will be at this freedom un*
til capias ii called for by the sheriff.
The sentence calls for five months In
jail with leave to be assigned to tfie
county roads of Edgecombe Copnty.
Monk Dagley was required to pay
$35 and costs of action and suffer a
nine months' jail sentence when he
pleaded guilty to a charge holding
that he illegally possessed liquor. The
jail sentence was suspended until «
capias is issued by the sheriff. Wil
liam Allen who was connected in this
case escaped when his case was nol
The court found the pleading of
Anthony Skyke tcrfbe incorrect wljen
he pleaded not guifty to the charge of
driving an automobile while intoxicat
ed. A fine of S6O wi.h costs was set
on him, and an order issued restrain
ing him from driving any kind of mo
tor vehicle within the next 30 days.
The court also demanded that he ap
pear before it next Tuesday and show
that he ha* paid the cost of the ac
tion. " f
Ab Hoberson's plea to simple assault
was accepted by Solicitor Horton, and
Koberson was required to pay $lO and
the costs.
The case of Henry Raynor, in which
he wit charged with larceny and re
ceiving, was continued to next Tues
day's session.
Abner James, charged with assault
with a deadly weapon, plead gifilty to
simple a». ault. His plea wbh accept
ed, and the £ourt relieved him of $lO
and the costs.
The case of Courtney Spruill was
Continued until next Tuesday. He is
charged with larceny and reeeiviiig.
Former Resident
Dies in Greenville
Greenville, Dec. 29. —(Special to the
Enterprise).—Mrs. Martha Ann Rawls
di*d early Sunday morning, December
19, at the home of hei daughters,
Mrs. Willie P. Gardner, oi, Contanche
street. She was born March 20, 1841,
Ir Williamston. She was the daugh
ter of Arnold and Macy Kay Rodger
son. She was a lovable Christian
character and a member of the Meth
odist Church.
' Mrs. Rawls had made her home here
for many years and had tndeared her
self to many friends. She is survived
by two daughter*, Mrs. Emma Bryan
and Mrs. Willie P. Gardner, of this
city; seven grandchildren, and five
great-grandchildren. The funeral
services were conducted from the
home by Rev. L. B. Jones December
20, at 3.30 o'clock; interment followed
in the Cherry Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Rawls was for many years a
resident of Williamston and has many
friends in that city who will learn
with regret of her death.
Mr. F. L. Edwards and family mov.
Ed to Kinston yesterday, after mak
ing their home in Williamston for
nearly three years, where they have
made friends of the whole community.
Mr. Edwards has been twice elected
to the ofllco of county coroner, and
has done a good undertaking and em
balming business here.
He sold his business to return to
the home of his father and mother,
who in their old age persuaded him,
their only child, to return. William
ton loses a good citizen in Mr. Ed
wards' leaving.
Several of the town's leading basi
nets tnen attended the. luncheon in
Windsor yesterday.
Reuben Bland
Ready for Trip
to. Washington
J His Record to Go Before
The House There
The very pillars of the Nation's
| Capitol will shake and many of the
| members of Congress will postpone
! their naps, r.o they can .ee Reubin
! island when he walks into one of the
j lawmaking houses of the country on
next Thursday. Congress-aan "Lind
say C. Warren and Editor Cxjrl Goerch
have arranged the old man's visit fo
Washington, and they did so on his
record. The father of 34 children, Mr.
Bland is 72 years old, and carries at
this time many signs of youth, for he
dp.nce fiddles, and jokes—that makes
the record.
While In the city Mr. Illand will >
i call on the President and appear be- j
, fore the House where Congressman ,
Warren, of this district, will tell his .
fellow members of the old man's rec
ord. He goes to Washington on th>'
contributions made for the purpose by
citizens of Martin County.
When Congressman William D. Up
shaw, of Georgia, told the Hoyse of
e. man in his district having 28 chil
dren, Editor'Goerch and Mr. Warren
i immediately thought of Reuhin Bland.
They decided the record jjuule by
i Rrubin was worthy to go L%ore the j
I nation al o, and no doubt hut that |
it will be well received.
Mr. Bland was born in thu county
and now resides near here. 'He has
, been married twice. Fifteen fchlldren
| were born to his first wife and nine
teen to the present Mrs. Bland. Only
1R of lfce children are now Hvhig, the
majority of the others having >died in
infancy. Burdened with the tusk of
rring a livelihood for his family,
old gentleman was forced to ig
nore his children's rights to an educa-
I tion. Although he is uneducated him
> self, he Is witty, good naturnl, and :
very interesting.
All of the children are now living !
in the county. The number of grand- 1
children is not known, but ui^, exact
count is expected when the January
inventory Is made. There are three
great-grandchildren. The oldujt of
the children now living Is Billy Rland,
who Is 60 years old. The youngeHt is
Woodrow Wilson Bland, he being 10
years of age. .
The proposed trip is receiving much
attention throughout the country, and 1
Mr. Blancra record is the cause of
much comment.
School Board Reviews
Work of Past Session
(Special to the Enteprise)
The Oak City School Board met
Wednesday, December 16 and re
viewed the work of the fall term of
Oak City school, which is highly
satisfactory to pupils and patrons.
Three hundred and forty-seven stu
dents enrolled with a good uveragc j
attendance. .
Professor H. M. Alnsley was re- j
elected for the fifth time principal of
the Oak City school. Mr. Ainsley has
been principal of the school for the
past four years and under his admin- |
istration the school has made pro- j
gress cdong all Unas. Other than be
ing a successful school administra- i
tor he has been active in religious and
social life. Being actively interested [
in every movement that has been for
the progress and welfare of the com
Colored People
Have Big: Dance
Going by the strains poured forth
by a semi-dark orchestra, the colored I
people of this section danced from
j Tuesday night until Thursday morn
j ing, with the exception of a few
| hours for rest. The Roanoke-Dixie
1 Warehouse was all decorated for the
j occasion, and fairly large crowds at
Following the style set by society''!
"high-faluters," the promoters staged
a tea dance Wednesday afternoon.
Good order featured the dances.
Hurt When Train
Hits Their Car
Mr. Ben Lilley and Miss Minnie
Hopkins were badly hurt last Friday
when the noon passenger train of the
A. C. L. hit the car in which they
were riding. Mr. Lilley was driving
his car over the railroad at Hardison-s
crossing near here when It stalled,
the train hitting the rear end Both
Mr. Lilley and Miss Hopkins were
thrown out and badly hurt but their
injuries were found not to be serious.
The holiday season has witnessed
few auto wracks this year, and the
one at this crossing was probably the
moat dangerous of them aIL
B| **JB
P> \ Jt. I By
A Word of Greet
Beginning of a New Year
As we go to pre>«> with our last
Issue of the year lv>26, we can't
hulp hut feel as though time is
giving us an unfair deul, for there
are so man)' thiugM we would like
to do and just can't. Hut anyway
we want to say a few word",
however meaningless they may
be, at this, the stopping point.
Our errors and mistakes speak
for themselves; they have been
made in plenty, but not intention
ally were they committed. We are
far from perfect in our work, but
in spite of all the shortcomings,
we want to assure our every pa- ,
Iron that it is our desire to turn *
out a creditable "sheet", and that
Sheriff Reduces Supply
Christmas "Spirits"
Sheriff A. L. Roebuck and Deputy
Grimes gave the moonshiners and
bootleggers some trouble during the
Chri Unas season.
Their biggest catch was in Turkey
Swamp, where they found a monster
steam plant and alu>ut 800 gallons of
■Leer. No one was near, and every
thing was cold.
They al*o, captured a still near But-
I'rs Bridge, llere they found übout
850 gallons of beer. No one was seen
though the still had been run only a
ff;w hours earlier.
They also executed a search, war
runt on Monk liugley's establishment
on Washington Street, wht-re a small
quantity of. liquor and considerabU
equipment were, found anil seized.
Thanks Rev. C. Dickey
* For S. S. Lessons
It is with much regret that wo are
forced to announce thut the Sunday
school le sons prepared weakly and
appearing in this paper by Rev. C. H.
Dickey during the yeur will not ap
peur in our columns during the next
several weeks. We are sure that a
large number of our readers will
miss these weekly discussions, and it
is hoped thut Mr. Dickey will see his
way clear to favor The Enterprise
and its- readers with these lessons
Mr. Dickey finds it impossible to
prepare these lessons since other du
tie have been increased. We hardly
know how to thank him for his time
und thought used in preparing. these
lessons during the year, and we are
certain that a majority of our sub
scribers join us in extending him
many sincere thanks for his work.
Everetts to Meet
Jamesville Here
With interest of a county-wide na
ture centered around the Everetts
and Jamesville basketball teams, the
fans of that sport are looking for
ward to the game between those two
teams here next Thursday night. The
game will be played on the Brick
warehouse court and will start at
These two teams took part in the
tournament at Windsor, and their
playing was well received by Spec
tators from all over Eastern Caro
lina and Tide Water Virginia. One
of the largest crowds to witness a
basketball game here in some time is
Miss Martha Anderson will return
Sunday to Dunn where she teaches
in the city schools.
every act dune in our b-'half
will be mure than appreciated and
luni; remembered by us.
*lt is wi h regret but through
dire need that we call the ult.'ii
ion of our subscribers to the label
on their 'papers* and humbly 11-k
that Ihey renumber us ut this
season of the years.
For everyone of our customers,
whether large or small, for our i
subscribers, whether they are in !
arrears or ten ycara in advance |
with their subscriptions, and for
our friends we whh the best of
New Years in the way of happi
ness and prosperity,
Anniversary Service
At iiaptist Church
Just one year ago the pastor and
people of the Memorial lluptist
Church begun their work together.
The year has passed quickly. The af-
I'uirs of the chuirh have moved along
without interruption. Nothing has
uc.tuMrml to -spoil a Miigtw church -day. I
The people of Wifliamston co
operate'd' after JI noble fashion. In
numerable courtesies have been shown
(he church congregation, tiod has
been gpod.
-Sunday night at 7:110 o'clock, this
■mniversary of pastor and people will
be observed by a thort service at the
church. Two or three short addresses
will be delivered, and the church will
lurn its attention (o the alfalrs of the
New Year.
Sunday morning is Communion Day.
This service is empha ized and beau
tified by this church. It is a service
never hurried through with; jjndeed, i
it is the service on that day- -nothing
else intervenes. People who nam • the
Name should gather wi !i t'.io L>r,!'
people at His table.
Modern Woodmen have
Initiatoiy Service
At a regular meting of the M. W.
A. camp, Evere ts, N. C., Monday
night, Uecembftf 27, Mr. Joe Willlums
was entertained by tho camp as ho
was the candidate and proved to be
a very worthy one he demonstrating
great skill in riding the goat. A very j
good meeting was held and enjoyed i
ly about twenty-five members of the
heal camp.
For the next meeting nljxht to b ;
hi Id on Monday, January 10, 1027 an
oy. ter roast is planned an 1 all mem
bers are urged to attend whether
members of the.local camp cr not.
All are cordially invited, he program
for this occasion is not complete an.l
we are not able at present to an
nounce anything except the regular
meeting and oyster roast. W.e hop?
to bo able to give the M. W. A. pic
tures which are worth seeing an 1
should be teen.
Preaches Here Sunday
Night for First Time
■l'erlie L Perry preached here at
the Methodist church Sunday night,
it being the first sermon he has de
livered to a congrogation here.
His subject wua "Assurance" and
his sermon was well received by a
lcrge audience.
Mr. Perry has bene \ttending the
Union Theological Seminary at Louis
ville, Ky. He is spending his vaca
tion hero with hi mother.
Watch the Ulku On Your
Paper; It Carrie* the Date
Your Subscription Expire*.
Wife Accused
of Killing Mate
Near Plymouth
She with Daughter Re
leased Under $5,000
Bonds Each
\\ ashington County was the scene
of a murder Sumlay night when Ceo.
W. Phelps was shot and killed at his
home a few miles below Mackey.s. His
widow and her daughter, Lou la
I'l'kcluml, were placed in the Wash
ington county jail and charged with
hi killing. They were released under
Jo,ooo bonds.
Sir , Phelps stated to the sheriff
when he reached the scene of the rhur
icr that she and hrr tins band had had
some trouble over her going out for
a visit, and that he took her coak
She i}i( ii"Rot~ani)th(»r and as she and
her daughter reached the porch thej
hejvd a pistol fire. She then claims
she ran to the highway and told Mr.
W. T. Alexander, who v/as parsing,
that Mr. I'helps ha 1 bo n shot.
Sheriff J. K. Leid . Crested both
the mother and daughter and held
tlscpi u:> il Dr. T. L. Uray, county cor
nier, and a jury h ul inve ;ti;jated, ai
■ir wl kh they lcrue.ed a vordiet re
lating in hoi fin; bo h Mrs. Phelps
and Miss I'iitchard cn a charge of
lij.t i!p;i;rce murder.
Phclp was found in a chair
in his bedroom dead, with a bullet
*tnm t Itrltts right breast and one in
.'.is i l;;ht temple. *
VaiiC'J Norman gave the defend
dtt:.; a hearing Tuesday and bound
Mrs. 1 h lj>; ovi r to th» January term
of superior court under bond, and
'nl 1 .he daughter, Loula Pritcliard,
M an accesv ory under a S.">,(K)O bond.
Tlie defendants were reprc en ted
"by H. S. Ward, of Washington, and
\Y. 1.. WhiHey, of Plymd'uth. Van
11.. Martin represented the State at
the request of the solicitor, Donnell
William Hardison Dies
After Short Illness
William A. Hardison yielded to a
short attack of pneumonia early Mon
day morning. On Friday he visited
Williamston and before he reached
home Re was taken with a chill. Pneu
monia developed and he lived only two
days. ' •
He was 77 years old and had been a
semi invalid since he was a small child
suffering frequent attacks of asihma.
He married Miss Lucy J. Whitley
whp survives him.-They never , hat!
anyi children. He was the son of
I>avid Hardison and the last member
of a large family of brothers and
wji{ X(( popnpuoj SUM jtujunj oqj_
foster son, Elder W. 11. Harrington.
For 35 years he was a member of the
Primitive llaptisj. church. He wa- bur
[ ied at the Hardison Mill grave yard __
| ifuring~a "heavy rain. The
I attendance was large.
The wedding of Mr. Simon Lilley
to Mi j;. E hel Lilley came as a sur
prise whin the two were quietly mar
licd by ltev. A. J. Manning on Christ
mas Day at 6 o'clock. Only a few
ffttnds were in attendance upon the
The newly married couple left im
mediately after the ceremony for their
home in the country near here, carry
ing with them many wishes of hap
piness from their friends.
Mrs. Ljlley ti the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Z. T. Gurkin, near here.
Mr. Lilley was coimcccl' with the
Williamston Til pi. one Co. and ..The
Fnterpri.- o ft, r a number of years, and
ut thete two pas s ha made a largo
number of friend i, gaining the confi
dence, nnd respect of every one he
met. lie terved wi;h the American
Expeditionary Forces in France for
.several mon.hs, and . oen after his re
turn Jure he opened a small job print
ting establishment. Along with this
he ran several other budnesse . For. '
ihe pact several years he has been
Scoutmaster of the local troop of Boy
Scouts and each ■: ummcr he has ac
companied the boys to various camps
for a vacation Recently he has been
employed at the Johnnie Green Gro
c, ly Co., but he will give up this po
sit ion to return to the farm.
Their many friends in this section
wi. h for them the best of success.
I Saturday is Holiday
For Post Offices
Tomorrow being a legal holiday,
the post offices of the nation will be
closed and no mail deliveries made.
All other businesses of this county
will be open. Several of the banks of
the county generally take the day as
a holiday, but It Is understood that
they will remain open tomorrow.

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