Advertisers Will Find Our Col anna a Latchkey to Over 1600 Homes of Martin County. VOLUME XXIX—NUMBER 92 Government Experts Making Soil Survey of Entire County Character and Peculiarities of Soils Described S. O. Perkins of U. S. Department Agricul ture in Charge S. O. Perkins, of the United States Department of Agriculture, and S. R. Bacon, of the North Carolina Depart ment of Agriculture, are in William- Bton for the purpose of making a de tailed soil urvey of Martin County. The Bureau of Soils, in cooperation with the State of Nofth Carolina, is classifying the soils of this county and showing on an accurate map the precise location of all important bod ies of the many different kinds of Mills. The value of this work is two f'.ld; that is, of immediate practical value, and of fundamental or basic value. A 3 ,il map and report is help ful to the farmer, because it makes it possible for him to compare his soils with those of the experiment stations and of the farms of successful farm ers throughout the State, and thus de termine, •in #0 far as the soil adap tation factor is concerned, whether this experimental and practical results are applicable to his farm. The exocriment stations, in turn, with the aid of a soil survey, can carry the results of their fertilizer and cultural method tests- directly to those farmers who haVe Soil like those upon which the experiments were conducted. Again, those people who are seeking farms in sections with which they are unfamiliar can obtain from the soil maps and reports most helpful forehand information. The basic value of the soil survey is also important. It shows what the soils of the county are and where they occur, so that experimental substa tions can be established upon the prin cipal types of agricultural land in the State in order to determine the best ways of farming these lands—the fer tilizer, the best crop rotation, best crop varieties to grow, whether the soil needs lime, etc. These mui are making accurate soil maps which show not only all the different kinds of soils but all the flrst-clas.i and second-class highways, the stream, farm residences, schools, churches, etc. This Roil map is a soil survey re' port, in which not only the map is given, but also full description of each kind of soil and the relation of each kind of soil to economic crop pio duction, s» far as reliable experin en- Utl duta permits. These reports aie for free distribution to farmers, land owners arid buyers and sellers of land. Decayed Soy Beans and Peanuts Kill Hogs In traveling over the county in the last few days, County Agent Brandon has found that decayedPsoy beans and rotten peanuts have »ll«?r\a large number of hogs in various where the hogs have had free range to fields where soy beans and peanuts were grown. Mr. Brandon states' the decayed food produces a disease called hemor ratic interitus and the symptoms are very much the same as cholera. The hogs have been reported to die in piles and are sick only a day or two before death. Mr. Brandon has made thorough investigations of the disease and finds very peculiar phenomena attending case. Farmers are advised to take their hogs off these decayed foods. CTRANn THEATRE | J TONIGHT Johnny Hines in "the Brown Derby" SATURDAY Buffalo Bill, Jr. in "the Mystery Rider" —also — 2-reel Comedy and Serial COME EARLY Always a Good Show THE ENTERPRISE County Farm Agent Advises Treatment of Tobacco Seed County Agent T. B. Brandon is advising all the farmers of the county'to treat their tobacco seed before sowing this year. This in formation offered by Mr. Brandon is highly important at this time for the next few days will be used in the preparation and sowing of tobacco plant beds. In numbers of cases diseases '(Common in to bacco are carried over through the seed used, and when proper methods are used many of these diseases can be prevented. To prevent such diseases the seed should be treated in a solu tion of formaldehyde. One table Kill 9 Hogs; Pack 3,541 Pounds Meat The Messrs. Godard Brothers made a record last week when they killed nine hogs and pack ed away 3,541 pounds of meat, a record that can be made by the best of farmers only. Av eraging a little under 400 pounds the hogs were only a year old. which makes the record of more significance. These men are pot only suc cessful in raising but get results in all their undertakings on the fafrm and connected lines of business. Tobacco Sales To January 1 Williamston Leads 36 Markets in Pounds and 22 in Prices Figures of leaf tobacco sales given "out on January 19, for the 48.Eastern Bright Belt warehouses on fourteen markets and 64 warehouses and on 20 Old Bright Belt markets showed sales for the 1926 season to January 1 of 312,350,325 pounds. The amount" was sold at an aver age of 23.67. In 1925 there were 303,158,756 pounds of the weed sold and averaged 23.14. Wilson, Greenville, Kinston, .Rocky Mount, Farmville, Durham, Oxford Henderson and Williamston are the State's largest markets in the order-in which they come. The Williamston market led 26 markets in pounds anil 'i'Z markets in price. We sold three times as much as 7 markets.and lead eight others by a ratio of two to one. Eighty Hogs Die of Strange Disease In the early fall, Mr. J. G. Staton bought a car of hogs from some point in Georgia. The swine were placed on his various farms in uie county, and little more was thought of them at the time. A few days later sev eral were found dead, but no cause could be assigned, as the hogs were properly treated before leaving , for this point. Gradually the herd of 120 pa&ed away until now there tire only 40 left. The remainder died from ap parently the same cause. On top of this loss another was added when neighboring hogs con tracted the strange disease and died. It is n6t known definitely, but the additional loss will number about SO. The disease has proved itself a puzzle to all those who have made investigations, and no remedy could be offered. Kiwanis Clubs Has . Very Good Meet The Kiwanis meeting was in charge of its Jro jngest-Biember, W. H. Carstarphen. But Jill*, had no si Ort-coming lr putting over one of the best meetii.gs enjoyei'in n l:»ng t n.e. Another ihing a iUHHrinot strong in the meeting was good feeling. The ctmgs led by l'arson Parilo e-vrybody ther.'. The club was delighted "to receive the following new fhember.;', T. F. Harrison, Roy Gurganus and Robert Coburn. " . * Mr. Price appeared before the club and asked to put on an indoor car nival under the auspices pf the club. A committee was appointed to in vestigate the matter and report to the next meeting. .' ' Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, January 21,1927 -spoonful of formaldehyde to one quart of water makes a suitable solution. The seed should be tied in a thin cloth and allowed to soak in the solution for 10 min utes, when they should be remov ed and washed at least three times in clean water. At the end of the third washing, if the odor pf the. formaldehyde is still present ad ditional washings should' be made? When this is done the seed should be allowed to dry be fore planting. Mr. Brandon will be in his office tomonlW, and any one desiring additional infotwmtion may see him there. Delay Moving of County Poor Inadequate Water Sup ply is Main Cause of the Delay The county's poor, or rather those registered witli Mr, Bland, are still residing at the old home where they are patiently awaiting instructions ordering them to the new home. An insufficient water supply is" one of -the main cause.4 of the delay in the move from the old to the new home. There are, however, several other causes Unit are found in minor de tails yet to be attended to before the new building will be ready fog oc cupancy. During the -past few days work has been done to remedy the inadequate water supply, and 'it was thought the deepening of the well would bring an end to the troutile. The -well was deepened and a new trouble appear ed. This time it is sand. Steps have been made to remedy this defect, and it is expected thy - water trouble will be ended when_a strainer is placed in the well pipes. No exuet date could be learned as to when the inmates would be turned ir.to their new home, hut it is thouglvt at least two more weeks' will pass be fore the building will be ready to re ceive them. Miss Jessie Peel Dies After Long Illness At. her home in Washington on , Wednesday .evening* Miss Jesaie I'.eel [ died following an illness which hail I lasted for years or practically since j childhood. She had suffered a stroke of paralysis some months while j in training for a nurse at the State hospital for the insane where she had almost completed her course. Miss Peel was the oldest child ol Mr. and" Mrs. Mc G. Peel and is sur-: yived by her parents and by two j brothers and two sisters. She was a very fine young woman and one who had taken advantage of every op portunity to make a success of her j life. Her death is mourned by a host of friends and relatives. Mr. Peel was reared in Griffins township, this coun t>, and is prominetniy connected here. I TheAineral services were held yes- j terdaySgln Washington and interment took place in Oakdale 'cemetery at three o'clock with the ""Methodist I minister of Washington officiating, j - * Second Dance at the Woman's Club Monday The Woman's club announces its second dance for next Monday night •J to 12 in the clubs rooms. The Robersonville orchestra wi'l a nain furnish,the music/The dance last Monday met with succe.;f> when a large number attended. ;) ■ ; MKTHODIST CHURCH SERVICES FOR THE NEXT WKEK Sunday school, 9:45. % Sermon at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Intermediate Epworth league, 2:00 n m. Junior fcpworth league, 2:30 p, m. Services at Vernon, 3:00 p. m. Senior Epworth league, Monday at J:3O p. m. • Prayer meeting, Wednesday 7:30 P W* Owing to the illness of Mrs. R. S. CritcKer, the bell at the church will not be rung till she is better, for my services. T, W. LEE, Pastor. Drunken Auto Drivers Find It Costly Pastime Several Cases Go Over to Next Tuesday's Session Judge Bailey held up the reputa tion of the recorder's court as a money muker at the Tuesday's ses-. sion when he dished put several sub stantial fines. T ,i' The first case tried was a charge of driving an automcrbiU while drunk and transporting liqUoi. Upon the charge of driving, Jud&v Bailey priz e I SSO out of the pocktt of A. Evans, the defendant in the Cpse, and passed it over to the school children of the f county. He further decided that Evans should keep away from auto- mobiles for nine month*, and .should ho go in one he should have a chauf feur to drive for him. The Judge in a further decision decided that since Evans was unfit to dri\% on the high ways it would be a good thing for him to work on the roads for six months in order that sober folks might have better roads to drive on. Capias in this case not t> issue and tlie sentence bey an until eajlejl for by the sheriff or until he violates the lliquor laws. C. C. Jones, charged Tvith assault with a deadly weapon, w*s found not lenity. William Tetterton and Aubrey Hardi •sou were found guilty of simple as-, sault. Judgment was suspended upon their paying the cost. Daniel Outlaw who was indicted for Riving a bad check was permitted to make-the check good and pay the et t of the case. Judgment was sus pended. Roosevelt Wilson, .charged , with ■fnhe pretense,, was adjudged not guilty. Jt P. Brinkley entered a plea of nolo contendere upon the charge of driving an automobile while drunk. The plea was accepted by Solicitor Morton ad the defendant was fined .$7T> and the cost of the action. The case agaiiwt J. 0 Willis, vharg h.g him with disposing of mortgaged property, was continued for. one week. The case against Don Purvis was tUso continued until noxl week, Don is charged with stealing seven of Frank Weaver's hip White Rock prisse chickens, four of which were retrieved when' Frank-tailed at Don's house with an officer armed with a search warrant. Don has been up many times to answer the charge of stealing, and it is nearly always for iiini'tjlinn pond to eat. (>oard of Education Met Here Wednesday The County ■ Hoard "of Education met here last Wednesday in special session at the office of tho county sup erintendent of schools. The business to come before'the meeting, while it was of an important nature, was de- I ferred until the next meeting in Feb ruary. The work Wednesday was done 1 so that the meeting next month can go Unhampered as to preparations | and date. i County Teachers Will Meet Here Tomorrow The teachers of the county's schools Will meet here tomorrow in the fourth meeting of the 11)26-27 session. If the weather conditions are favorable to morrow, Superintendent Pope is ex pecting the largest representation from the various schools had so far this school year. While no definite information could be gained a t this time, it is understood that there wiif he several important sub|i',s to come before the body of teachers. Card Club Meets With Mrs. Watts Mrs. J. W. Watts, jr. entertained tier card club yesterday afternoon in New Town from three o'clock to five. She had several*' friends as her special quests and ail had a very delightful afternoon-. . t Mrs. J. H. Saunders made high score and was given a powder . bowl and puff. The hostess assisted by Mrs: God »ard served frozen fruit salad, cake, mints and salted peanuts. # " ' " 11 CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICES Sunday, school, 9:45. Morning service, 11:00 o'clock. Evning service, 7:30 o'clock. I.adics Aid, Monday afternoon at 3:30. Prayer meeting, Wednesday even ing at 7:30. Messrs. J. G. Staton, W. K. Park er, K. B. Crawford and Superintend ent R. A. Pope are in Raleigh today attending to business matters. Biggs School District to Vote on Special Tax Levy to Provide for Eight Months Term of Schools On the 31st of this month, the citizens in the Biggs School Dis trict will vote on a 35-cent tax levy, the revenue to he used to provide an eight-months school term for the children of that sec- While it is true that the aftair belongs to those citizens in that district, and while it is they who will settle the question, it is to he hoped that they will weigh the facts in the case thoroughly, and consider the welfare of their chil- Mission School Well Attended Nearly 200 Join in the Study of Missions the First Ni^ht With 191 men, women and chil dren present from all part's of the town, and the country well represent ed, the Church School of Missions got off to a line start at the liapti-4. church Tuesday night. There were little. tots, school boys and girls, young men anil young women, adult and gray headed peo ple- all studying missions for an hour.** . > Few liner momenta have been ex perienced in the religious life of"Wll liamston than this great group of people meeting on a week night to make a detailed and systenurtic study of what Christians belin'e to be the foundation of the Christ inn religion. From three to six year, they »'«« , PiU'UltylO Kntertilifl tin 1 studying China; boys and girls of 4*T * Iw aeven and eight year-, were studying. ' nl lOUl^llt Livingston nail Africa; Juniors were With Dinner studying Cod'.-. Family; young n.ieii _ and women were studying J mison ami The high school began examina- hh missionary life; while the adults centered on India. Mrs. P. 11. Cone, Mrs. ('. 11. Dickey, Miss Eleanor Stan back, Mrs. John I>. l'iggs, Miss Orpah Steed and Rev. Mr. Dickey, all were delighted with the fine attendance, and the great way hi 'which the school began. „ The several churches of the town are co-operating in their efforts to make the, school a success, and the at- tendance of the members, assistance and help will be gratefully acknowl edged. The next session meets Tues day night. Many Tenants Moving in County This Year According to unofficial estimates, at least fit) per cent of the tenants in tho upper section of the county are mov ing to new farms this year., Other sections of the county are witnessing a largo cha n go-pi tenants, but the per- centage not so great,-as a general rule, as it is in the upper part of the county. In a large number of cases, moving was resorted to by the tenants- when they failed to make enough to i>ay their debts, apd rather than remain and face- their debts, this year they pack up and go elsewhere, leaving their debts behind. The greater per eulnge of the moving is held within the sections; but many are moving to entirely strange places. Chelsea Raised and is Now in a Dry Dock The Chelsea which went down last week two miles below Plymouth was | raised and towed into dry dock at Elizabeth City lute Wednesday. The Albemarle and the Dorothy Ix-igh are busy plying between this point and Norfolk and are taking care of the business of the, Norfolk, Haiti more and Caylina line temporarily. Club Members Invited to State Headquarters The members of the Woman's Club are invited by the State- officers to virit the federated Club's headquar ters, which are located in the Sir Wal ter Hotel, Kaleigh, on January 26th, ,during the hours from 3 to 6 o'clock. A very kind invitation was extended and those who are able to go to Ra leigh on that date will be , given a | very cordial welcome. Kills Porker Weighing Over 750 Pounds Mr. W. D. Daniel, of Griffins town ship, stepped up to the head in the hop raising class yesterday when..he killed a Poland Chiria that dressed" out 756 pounds. * This is the largest hog, as far as we can learn, ever to be killecl In this section. A few haye gone above 700 pounds in weight, but none abovw 750 before. dren in doing so. The advantages to be derived from the 35-cent levy are apparent. A man's child in that district, should the ques tion result in the acceptance of the levy, will have the same op portunities as the child right here in town, it is really an import- f ant question, and we hope the good citizens of that section will take an interest in it, not for their own good but for the good of their children and the good of their children's children. Bazemore Granted Stay of Execution George I rank Has.cmore will not be executed on January liti under the sentence recently im posed on him by the Greene County court. An appeal has been made to the Supreme court, according to a message from Itazcmorc's attorney, J. I'aul Fri/.zelle, of Snoji, Hill. Mr. Krizzelle says the case on appeal will he ser\- ed on the State's solicitor to *0 night. This automatically stays ex ecution until the case is heard by the Supreme court. Exam Week at Local Schools tii.us ;i week late llris year because of tin' had weather last week, but they oturteil in full force yesterday. 'l'lir lii^h'school has a ruling that pupil* avrrtufim; wt per rent on any subject will he exempted from thut examination, Nifty-seven per cent of the .stydents were exempted on at least-one subject.. The-ones who de serve special mention are Ollie Marii eighth t?rali' ami Mary Harris ami Porothy Thrower of the eleventh Hinde, They were the only pupils of cinpted from every subject This f veiling from 6:15 to mum he iv oT" tlir Hchool faculty are giving a wijii duck dinner at the Woman's Huh. They will have a* their guest's the class of 1927, tin l .school hoard, Superintendent Pope, the presidents of the Woman's eluh, the puronts-tettrhors u.sMH'iutipn anil tin Sermons for Sunday al Ilaptist Church ■'My will lie. I he Mft - 1111111 thcine al tliu l!a|iti..l Church on Sunday morning, urrrl 111 evening Scripture will bit taken from thi' Hook f Jonah. It is KUjlge-.tctl .that thoM' who at t" rul the evening, service read thrn, as preparation, the little book of Jonah, which contain* only four short chapters, and only 48 verses. This church greatly, pleased with the iiu which it is hav ing, and is trying hard to meet the spiritual needs' oC the. people who ci nie. While the mission school is I running, we should link up this spec ial effort with our regular work, and make it'cotint might ily. * • Other good thing-* are in store for us: Dr. „l'oteat, presilient of Wake ■Forest, IN to he wit!) Us soon; then I*r. It. 'l'. Vunn, a former president of Meredith College. God's people de s rve the best, anil an effort is being made to have it for them. Sunday school Sunday morning, morning .sermon, evening sermon, nail the second session of the mission school Tuesday niglit at o'clock. This is the church calendar to be kept in mind for the next four days. Many Articles lieceived at Shower Wednesday . At a shower in its rooms last Wed nesday afternoon the Woman's club rceived a large number of articles denated by the merchants of the town and the public in general. In the num ber were found many valuable articles and they were all of a useful kind. The Club wishes to thank thosej who remembered the Club with so many valuable and Useful things. Those who attended were served) sandwiches and tea by tfie\Hocial committee. Many who were unable to attend, sent their presents. Watch the La IK. On Your I'apcr,; It Carries the Date Your Subscription Expires. ESTABLISHED 1898 Valuable Set of Books Given to School Library Donated by Miss Throw er in Memory of Lieut. John Walton Hassell One of the recent sifts tu the Wil liymston iligh School Library is a set-of .seven volumes of "The I'ncen* sored Ofi'u c Source Records of the Great Kvents of the Great War." The work is intended to increase the pub lic knowledge of the causes, events, anil consequences of the war. The American Legion announces its en dorsement, as the l egion is interested it. having the people jijjf the t nited - . States informed as to the truth of til ' World War. Recently a repre sentative of tin- Nfirth Carolina Le gion v isit*- i \\ illiam.4on for the sale ol a set ot these volumes. As re'f .erelice bonks,tncy will be an invalu able aid to students; they are hand somely bound and attractively illus trated ami l will adorn any library, either private or public. The docu ments published in these books were secured from every angle among: the countries cogaged in tln» war and em brace the period frijiil Ii»I 1 to 1919. The voliitnos wore donated by Mis llattie Thiowcr in memory of Lieut. John Walton Hassell, and the dedica-* tion appears in volume L Not only will the IM ok- he u-eful and interest ing to the students, but the reading -pulitw- NAN VJU-JUY tlif LIT HI-> if iipt.tM cation is njade to the library commit tee at the Iligh School. It might not "hi- nmiss nt thh trmr to the in— tore it of the Williams on people in adding to the library, which lias been >o uennrou ly done in the past. Why not make a large public library at Ihe chool' buil Ling'! |!oy . and girls' nci-3 good books before thenr always, and the. greater lh»- number the rent er tfie inti-rest. This mailer might [ In- taken up-by the Woman's Club ana . j Ihe parent-teacher association, and a | I; rge number of books secured: ——— _ Telephone Company to lie in New Oitice 26th It was officially; unnounred, this morning that .the ollice of the Carolina Telephone and Telegraph"- company will be loea.ted in its new home here not 'later than the 26 th *»t .us (tonth, Wednesday next week tie- 'a> tall to be made through the old sy tent Will have been completed and the weaving of the operators will go on under a i new, roof and with new ci|uipment. According: to District. Manager Rein's, the —Thornr —euuld —have—been ; effected yesterday, but the tiiif "iiut material failed to arrive in time' i and that part of the equipment is I crusillg tile extended delay. *V, I An elaborate'house- warming, is be ing plumVed and tli+' ci-l-issens of the tovyu, Carolina telephone subscribers and Willinirisston Telephone company's rural suliMtih-Vs will be extended an I invitation' to the event. . j When tin- operators wee verifying j the street oltlre ses yesledT'lV for (the new directory, many tu'tliug (things wen- learned. The numbers of | tin' homes were mixed "With "'.he riunt ' hers of the telephones. One el v A hen asked where the telephone v/as stated iit was over the door. \ not her sub* ,-eriher was asked he had a ! wall or a ilesk 'phone. '"Wat i min ute until I cftn get a li jht ami st-e" |he replied: A few minu'es passed j and the following answer i .i.ue, it's u Kellog." XVjxiMV tin' delay came :umut in the move to the new' Wee, the printing lof the dir. etory was held up. Yes j lerdity, as all the subscribe''s know, tin? operators were +mffy ge'ting. ad- Uffional din-etoi'y information, Finds I Jeer Near . Mobley's Mrll Pond . , Sheriff Roebuck and a deputy found a large p«iiitity of beer on the edge ' of the Mol'dey mill poftd'this morning. From appearance a stUI had been run there last night and failing to com ! plete the job .in the darkness of the j-night the operators had hid the still I and left 100 gallons of beer to run « when night would come again. I The sheriff found nothing except-the beer, which he destroyed. He was I not sure whose land it was located on, but thought it was on'Tr tract of land b longing to Mr. J. W. Anderson. BANKRUPT STORE CLOSES HERE TOMORROW The Rankrupt Store announces their closing tomorrow, January 22, and say many special bargains will mark the closing day. Mr. A K. Ha tern, manager, says he hopes to meet u large number of his friends that, day and that he will be able to give them some exceptionally low prices rather than pack and ship the goods again.