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    Advertisers Will Find Our Cel
mana a Latchkey to Over 1600
.Home* of Martin County.
Survey Shows
County Banks
in Good Shape
Fright Has Held Bank
Deposits at Low Point
for Several Years
So many of our friends have asked
us about the various banks in this
section that we have gone to the trou
ble to inquire about our Martin Coun
ty institutions. It is gratifying to
be able to *ay that every bank in our
county is perfectly safe from every
angle. Of course, the long worry,
scan, and suspicion against banks has
caused many people to withdraw their
business, and for about five years de
posits have generally been low, not
because there was no money in the
country but because of fright.
This shrinkage in deposits has made
it very hard on banksri>ecause prac
tically every bank in the country had
some slow and bad paper, which has
practically all been made good; cer- j
U'inly so with our county banks.
We find that half a dozen directors
of the Farmers A Merchants Bank, of
this city, have deposited Liberty
Bonds, and other assets that bring
cash by wire, in sufficient quantities
to pay every depositor of the bank
in fulL This bank is fortunate in hav-1
ing directors who are able and will
ing to place their . own property in
the bank to pay the depositors in- j
stantly if they call for it. The pres
ident of the bank says they can stand
any run that ean be made, even to
the last penny or smallest Christmas
The other banks of the county are
Also fully prepared to do the same.
Naturally, the constant talk against
banks in general has caused bank of
ficials to fortify against runs, and
they have also put up their own prop
erty, bonds, and cash securities to
take care of any emergencies
What the country needa is for folks
to put their money back into the
banks, which will build up business.
When the people draw their money
out of banks, it cripples all kinds of
bttstnesa. • - -' »
Joseph G. Brown, of
Raleigh, Dies Suddenly
Joseph G. Brown, of Raleigh, one
of the leading bankers and' business
men of the State, was stricken with
apoplexy while attending Sunday
school Sunday morning and while he
was making an announcement. He
was immediately removed to his home
where he died soon afterwards.
We was president of the Citizens
National Bank and had been its man
aging head for more than a third of
a century. He was also prominent
in charity, in church, and in educa
tional circles.
Last to Talk Over old
Telephone System
W. C. Manning, former manager of
the Williamston Telephone company
was the last to talk over the old
telephone system here. The message
was finished at 8:30 aSturday morn
ing, and a few minutes later the old
switchboard and frame were standing
in the streets awaiting trucks to take
them to Tarboro.
"The Bride of the Storm", booked
at the Strand theatre for tomorrow
night comes highly recommended.
Press reports say it is one of Warner
Brothers' best pictures. This is being
run in connection with the double
program, Bob Custer in the "Fighting
Boob" playing the other part of the
Without a doubt, Wednesday and
Friday nights are the theatre nights
for this section.
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5—5—5-s—=!=!? I
"The Bride of the
—and —
Bob Custer in
Free ticket given
for night to
those attending on
Always a Good Show
Biggs District Property Owners
to Protest Election Unless Levy
Is Applied to Entire Township
According to views and opinions ex
pressed by several of the property
holders in Bigg's school district, the
election yesterday brings a tax levy
unfair in nature and scope. Those op
posing the levy do not base their op
position on the increase in taxes but
state it should not apply to the Biggs
district alone, but should take in the
entire township.
Mr. James G. Staton who opposed
the levy on that basis exprcsead him
self as in favor of a general township
levy, stating that he would protest
the election held yesterday unless
steps were made to bring in the en
Special Car for
Negro's Body
Body • Billed to James
ville Goes to New
York Town First
The body of Tom Boston, colored,
was buried yesterday in the Free
Union section, his old home, after
traveling thousands of miles and a
most indirect route from the federal
pris'on at Atlanta.
Boston died of pneumonia in the
prison, the twentioth of last month
and his body was shipped direct to
Ticonderoga, N. Y. where it must have
remained several days while the fed
eral authorities checked and found
their mistake. His box was re-billed
and the 40-year-old negro's body
started rolling south. When it reached
Rocky Mount the second time, the
condition was almost unbclieable. So
from that point to Jamesville, Tom's
body occupied a special car to itself.
It was removed from the car in
Jt>mesville late Sunday afternoon af
ter having been on the road for ap
proximately ten days. In its horrible
condition it lay in state at the old
home Sunday night and until Monday
afternoon when it was placed in its
final resting place.
While it is not definitely known, it
is understood the body was shipped
unprepared for the long ride.
Boston was sent to the prison last
OctbtoerfroniLJthe federal court at
Washington fpti was working on a
two year sentence. In the court, he
submitted guilty to a charge of manu
facturing liquor. It was his socond of
fense and Judge Meekins sent hlikto
Atlanta for two years. »
Mission School is
Half Over Tonight
With the third session of the mis
sion school which will be held tonight
(Tuesday) at 7.30 o'clock, the first
half of the school will come to an
end. There will be only three more
sessions. And during this remaining,
time, both Dr. Poteat and Dr. Vann |
will speak in connection with the
Last Tuesday evening's session was
splendidly attended—more were pres-'
ent than when the school opened.
Those who have not been will be able
to fit right in with the lectures, since
there are no class textbooks and no
All bills made in connection with
the school have been amply provided |
for, and there will be nothing to do
now bit give our undivided attention
to the subject matter.
Another record-breaking attend
ance is expected tonight.
Local Boys Win Over
Hamilton; Girls Lose
Last Friday night in a double
header, the local high school girls
lost to the Jamesville girls by a score
of 22 to 12 while the local boys de
feated Hamilton by a score of 16 to
8. The games were very good and en
joyed by the few spectators.
The visitors played good ball, tak
ing advantage of every chance at a
goal. In the girls' games, the locals
lost out when attempt after attempt
at, the goal failed. The passing of
members of both teams was of a
high order. The work of Ward for the
local boys went far in effecting his
team'i victory.
A continued improvement was seen
io the playing of both the local teams,
;anjf with a continuation of such im
provement there are to be more good
teams formed.
Mr. F. S. Webster, appraisal engi
neer of the Southern Bell Telephone
company, Atlanta, is in "town today
looking over the new local system of
the Carolina company. Incidentally
he busied himself at picking up paper
for a few moments in the office's
front yard. He was ahly assisted at
this task by district manager, E. H.
Hiena. *'
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, February 1,1927
tire township. While no method to
protest |he yesterday election was
definitely offered, it is understood that
it will be made through the time of
residence of some of the voters who
cast their votes in favor, of the 35-
cents tax levy.
Other property owners in that dis
trict agree with these views, and it
now looks as if the question will be
put up for township consideration, or
the Biggs eletcion will be protested.
All action, however, will have to come
through the board of education, and
until a meeting is held, nothing defi
nite can be learned.
Schedule for
Three Loving Cups Will
Be Awarded the
The firemen's indoor circus which
v/il! be held here next week in the
Roanoke-Dixie warehouse announced
yesterday the schedule for the basket
ball tournament which will be held
throughout the week.
Some of the best teams in this sec
tion will play in the tournament and
both school and town teams will play.
The teams have been placed into two
groups, A and B, and then there Is
a free for all. This promises to be the
1 ciimax of the week's games, but ull
are expected to be good.
On the opening night, Monday, Feb
ruary 7, there will be a double head
er Washington meets Everetts and
Hamilton meets Robersonville. Tues
day night there will be another double
header and Jamesville will meet Win
tervillc Highs and Wiliiamston plays
Farm Life. A third double header will
be palyed on Wednesday night when
Everetts plays Wiljiamston and Wash
ington Wild Cats play Jamesville.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday
the finals will be played, those teams
winning in the first groups playing.
A loving will bo awarded in three
instances, one each night the finals
are played.
Firemen to Have Dance
Thursday Night the 10th
Going before the commissioners in
ed by a called session, the volunteer
fire company's chief secured permis
sion to hold a dance at the indoor
circus here Thursday niftht, February
This will be the only dance of the
Meek, and a large crowd is expected.
The firemen were reasonable in their
request, and {lid not ask for permis
sion but for the one dance. It was
rumored that two would be held if
permission could be gotten from the
commissioners. The firemen pledged
their -support in staging an orderly
dance. Plans are being made'to make
next week a gala one, and to have
Friday night climax the entire we%
with a brilliant affair.
Meeting May 26-29
Mrs. Z. H. Rose, chairman of the
executive committee of the Baraca-
Philathea Union, returned yesterday
from Salisbury, where the committee
met Sunday to decide the place and
date for the State convention of ihe
Baraca-Philathea Union for this year.
Mount Airy, "The Granite City," was
the place selected, and the convention
will be held there May 26-29, inclu
Baraoas and Philatheas from this
section who attend the meeting have)
a treat in store, fgr Mount Airy is
one the prettiest little towns in the
State. About the size of Greenville,
P is located at the foothills of the
Blue Ridge Mountain:;, and besides
many other attractions, has one of the
largest granite quarries in the world.
Mrs. Rose says prospects are bright
for the largest and best convention
ever held in the State.
Sentelle Exonerated
on Directed Verdict
The following clipping from the
Tarboro Southerner will be of inter
est to friends of Mr. Sentelle in Wil
liamston and the surrounding coun
ties. He filled the pulpit of the Bap
tist Church here last year for several
months and made many friends while
on those visits here:
. "R. E. Sentelle, former superintend
ent of public instruction in Edgecombe
County, has heen cleared of a charge
of embezzlement in Edgecombe Coun
ty superior court. The case waa
brought up in court, and the jury
brought in a verdict of "not guilty"
upon instructions from Judge Nunn,
who is presiding over the term.
N. G. Bartlett
Talks at Meet
Monday Night
Several Present at the
Meet Take Member
ship in Or?anization
Mr. Newell G. Bartlett, secretary of
the Eastern Carolina Chamber of
Commerce, was in town last night,
where he mot a number of business
people of the town and invited them
to membership in the section organi
zation. Williamston tlnd Martin
County have both been slow to help
in this project, there being only a
few individual members in the entire
county. The price for an individual
membershp is SIO.OO.
In addition to the former privileges
granted members, each town or coun
ty that takes as many as 30 member
ships at $lO each is entitled to run a
roll of pictures or advertising mat
ter consisting of 36 scenes of fields,
Kirests, factories, etc., which is mount
ed in a frame and run by an electric
motor. It takes three minutes to show
the 36 scenes. This machine can be
placed at any convenient plaee, in a
ho4el, on a midway, or wherever the
throngs may be passing by. it makes
one of the most catchy and attractive
advertisments which has been devised.
Mr. Bartlett plans to sho," eastern
North Carolina scenes and
ties at the large centers Airing the
year, at such places as the livestock
j show at Chicago and at Madison
Square Garden in New York City.
It looks as if Williamston intends
o come to the front and ahow some
id its wonderful opportunity's and
splendid land in this section.
Several present at the took
memberships in the organization.
Florida has had its boom, just as
California did a few years ago. Mr.
Bartlett is putting on a different cam
paign. He has two assets— a country
and a climate— which give an advan
tage over the fellow that has nothing
but a climate as an asset. Eastern
, North Carolina has many advantages
which will make it grow and
j last when It grows.
Bi?jrs School Election
Calls for 35-Cent Levy
The Biggs school district voted a
35-cents tax levy yesterday when 41
registered voters visited the polls and
carried over the measure without an
extra vote to spare. Of the 80 regis
tered voters, 41 voted for the meas
ure, 33 unnecessarily visited the polls
and voted, and six failed to vote either
way, but which counted against the
The election was bitterly contested
by property owneis as a general rule
throughout the district, a few, how
ever, lent valuable support to the
measure.' The contest, while It was
fought to a bitter finish, was carried
on in a most friendly manner.
The children of that school district
now have the rights enjoyed by the
Williamston children. They are offered
eight months' training and free trans
portation to and from that district to
the school here.
Funeral of Howell
Taylor Held Sunday
The funeral service over the re
mains of E. H. Taylor was held from
the home of his parents, at 2.30 Sun
day afternoon, Rev. C. H. Dickey, of
the Baptist Church, conducting the
s rvice. The gathering of friends and
sympathizers was one of the largest
ever seen at a funeral in this section.
The occasion was of peculiar sad
ness, because it was the funeral of a
young man of fine qualities and full'
ot promise, in the very flower of man
hood; having been cut down as a
flower in perfect bloom.
The floral offerings were elaborate,
many fine wreaths coming from his
friends and associates in business.
The burial was at the Eli Taylor
burial ground on the farm where he
was born.
Bear Grass School
Adding to Library
Reports from Bear Grass are that
the school there is making substantial
in the way of establishing
and adding to the general library.
The faculty of last year did much in
the way of raising funds for the li
brary when it staged plays in several
parts of the county. The work of the
faculty last year is being supplement- j
ed this year by that of the present
faculty, and the entire nchool and com
munity are in earnest in their efforts
toward building up a library.
During the past few days officials j
of the school have asked for prices
on a large number of books, and in
the course of a few weeks many new
volumes are expected to occupy the
shelves of the library.
Bishops' Cru
sade Creating
Much Interest
Prominent Bishop is to
Speak in Washing
ton Next Week
The Bishops' Crusade, under the |
leadership of the Rt. Rev. Thomas C.
Darst, P. D., Bishop of the Diocese
of East Carolina, has been stirring |
the country from coast to coast and j
from Canada to the Gulf. The lead
ers of the Episcopal Church, includ
ing many bishops and other clergy
men and laymen, have been going to
the large centers and preaching to
lnrge congregations on the funda
mental principles of the Christian re
ligion. o
In the Diocese of East Carolina,
three centers are having this crusade,
namely, Wilmington, Elizabeth City,
r.nd Washington. This week the cru
sade is in Elizabeth City. Next week j
it will be in Washington. On Sun-1
day, February 6, at 11 o'clock in the
morning and at 7.30 in the evening,)
at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, the
Rt. Rev. Frederick Foote Johnson, I).
D., Bishop of Missouri, wilt be the
preacher. Bishop Johnson has the
reputation of being one of the fore
most preachers in the Episcopal
Church. Every evening next week at
8 o'clock there will be a mass meet
ing in St. Peter's Church, at which
time Bishop Johnson will be the
preacher. The other meetings of the
crusade will he a noonday meeting at
the Strand Theatre for men, from j
12.05 to 12.30 each day, and a confer- j
ence in the church each afternoon at j
3 o'clock. These two meetings will ,
be conducted by the Rev. 11. F. Eto
nian, of Cumberland, Md. The peo-'
pie reached by The Enterprise are j
cordially invited ami urged to lie pres
ent at as many of these meetings as
Thirty-two Couples
Granted Licenses
Thirty-two couples, some rather
old but the majority young, got off;
! to a good start in the new year when
they had J. Sam Getsinger issue them
permits to marry and went before
their favorite pastors to get the knot j
tied and saltered. January followed j
December very closely in the number
of permits issued, ami had, there not;
been four protests filed, that month i
would now be leading by a one-point 1
margin. Permits, in practically every I
case, went to couples in Martni coun
The list with ages follows.
~ Bill Stalls, 35—Manije Scott; Syl-"
vester Wynn, 43—Annie Lilley, 18;
Loucis C, Mills, 46—Bertha Elks, 23;
Nat (I. Ellis, 23—Pruey Hardison, 20;!
Reuben Keel, 40-—Loudie Stalls Tay
lor, 36; William Gilbert Rawls, 27
Lena Bell Ausbon, 23; Jesse Ayers,
21—-Neva Bell Bowen, 18; James E.
34—Flossie Mobley, 25; Con
C. Cowan, 20—Selma Gray, 16; Johnie
S. Cullipher, 24—Gladys Bell, 18;
Clyde Bowen, 10—May Jano Moore,
18; John L. Wynn, 21-Winnie Mob
ley, 19; Robert House, 25—Gladys
Bennett, 18; Thurman Roberson, 24
Sallie Manning, 18; Paul Bland, 23 j
Carrie Bland, 23; Chester Holli.*, 21—'
Courtney Simpson, 18.
Rhoden Grimes, 60 —Rein enter Hog
an, 24; Frank' Bell, 37 —Sarah Lloyd,
22; Navin Lynch, 21—Ruth Williams,;
18; Louis E. Andrews > 34—Lannie
Coburn, 28; Willis S. Spruill, 40 —j
Anna Rhodes, 28; Turner Howell, 22
EsUulla Hill, 18; Frank Guy 21—Ari.rta
Duvis, 18; William Walttin, 21—Annie
Mae Cherry, 18; Wm C. Slado, 21—
A. V. Keel, 18; Leßoy Clemmons, 21
—Priscilla Kuflin, 18; Cleo Land, 21—
Ida Bell Williams, 19; Jacob Jolly,'
21—Ixsva Kinght, 21; Otis Cherry, 23
—Mattie Harrell, 24; pock Dowell,
28—Tressie Walton, 26; Thomas Ryan
26—Elnora Williams, 21; Boguc Slade
3(i—Mamie Jones, 27.
McCabe-Murray Co.
Start Work Soon
Mr. E. S. McCabe "of the McCabe
company is here this week making
preparations for the opening af his
company's mill here next week.'Mr.
J. E. Meyers, the mill'B new superin
tendent, will arrive the latter part of
this week, ready for the opening next
week. Timber is being hauled to the
mill at the piesent time, ami though
operations may not start in full thp
early part of the week, it is under
stood the mill will be going full blast
by. the latter part of the coming week,
entire season.
The town team is ready'' for the
HmithAeld national guards here to '
night,, according to re-'
porta, will be one of the beat of the
r •**"
The Woman's Club of William
ston will hold its regular meeting
tomorrow afternoon at 3.30. The
program will be in charge.of the
newly formed Department of
American Citizenship.
The attention of is
called to the fact that the an
nual membership fees are now
due. It ih hoped that as many as
possible will pay them at the
meeting Wednesday.
The ladies of the town who are
not members of the club are cor
dially invited to attend the meetf
ings and become members of the
Benefit Play
Friday Night
Frank Brothers to Ap
pear in an Added At
traction at Play
Much interest is becoming aroused
over the presentation of the musical
comedy success "A Bacheloi's Honey
moon" which is to be presented at the
high school auditorium next Friday
night, February 4th by a cast of 40
home people under the auspices of
the parents-teachers association and
the professional direction of Henry
Melver, of the National Producing
bureau, of Omaha, Neb. Rehearsals
have been under way for two weeks, I
"I'd everything is now about in reudi- j
ness for the show which promise's to
he tha theatrical even of the season. |
Reserved seats will be placed on •
sale at Clark's drug store Thursday!
morning: and general admission tic-,
kets will be on sale at the door on
'.he night the performace is given.
One of. the special added attractions
between acts will be the professional
dances, .Frank brother;-, who will
demonstrate their ability as artists in
the terpischorian art. These hoys
have been headliners in big time
vaudeville and their act will, no.
doubt be enthusiastically received.
■ If youiHrsT""A Honey-,
will miss the very best
,«how ever presented' in Williamston,
a show that outshow., all other shows,
according to those who have Seen it
staged in other places.
Woods Fires in Several
Parts of the County
For the past several nights woods!
fires have been raging in .'(overall
parts of the county. While broken by!
wide areas, the fires have covered a
course of several-miles. On Sunday
right the flames were eating their
way through the woods near, the
lleaufort county line, south of here.
Underbrush and Rood size trees were
left in ashes after the fire had'passed
on. 1
l.ast night the whole of Martin
coutity looked to he burning, or rather
that was the impression gained when
viewing: the, flames from west of the
county. At times the smoke was so
thick near I'armele that passaife was
made dangerous through it.
How the fires started is not known,
i;nd the damage done to timber and
other property cannot be estimated.
Baptists to Visit the
Other Churches Here
Since the Baptist Church has serv-|
ices twice on every Sunday in the!
year, it js impossible for those who'
attend there to worship with tha oth
er congregations as much as they
would like to do.
Hut, feeling that in iome way they
want to acknowledge the Nplendid co
operation which the other churches
have given the school of missions, as
well as the attendance from these
congregations when they have no
preaching 1 services in their own
church, it wan announced at the bap
tist Church Sunday that from time to
time that congregation would dis
pense with service, when
pastor and people would visit tho oth
er congregations in Williamston.
Accordingly, next Sunday evaHb
there will be no service at the nap
tist Church, > that congregation wor
shipping with the Methodist people at
their evening service.
Announcement will be. made from
time to time as to the dj&er services
to be dispensed with, and the other
congregations to. be visited.
According to Exum L. Ward, of the
local Gold Star store, business is good
and is getting better every day, that
the outlook for 1927 is most promis
ing. Mr. Ward is an optimist from
every point. He says wo live in the*
best small town in North Carolina
and the best county, Where farm-1
era really farm.
Watch the Libci Ob Your
Paper; It Carries the Date
Your Subscription Expires.
Program For
Indoor Circus
Is Announced
Firemen's Indoor Circus
to Begin Here Next
Monday Night
The firemen's circus, opening in the
Roanoke?Dixie warehouse here next
•veek, promises to be the chief of the
•vinter events here this year. Prepar- ,
a lions are being made daily for the
show, antj judging from the fetaures
already booked, the affair will be a
most successful one.
Arrangements are underway for the
decorations, and the hoiiSfr will be
well-fitted for the occasion. Tickets
went oiv sale last night, twenty young
ladies are in the contest, some of the
number being from other towns. The
first ticket sales indicate for the ex
position a large crowd throughout the
week, and surely the attractions to
te staged during the week will bring
The firemen are backing the show,
and while it was arranged all in a
hurry, real action is breaking forth
to make the show a (success.
The program for the week is a most
varied one with added features each
night. On the opening night there
will be a double bill of basketball,
circus and vaudeville acts and other
features. l The Virginia-Carolina or
chestra wiil render selections each
ifight. On Tuesday night the program
will carry additional features aivl a
Charleston contest will be stared.
Gold prizes will be awarded the win
rets. Wednesday will be home talent
night, and according to those in
charge this will be a feature within
'itself. Appropriate prize? will be a
warded the. winners. Then there will
be the basketball, music and other
features - ' —-
Twelve colored boys and girls have
signed up for ._thc .colored Charleston—-
contest Thursday night, and this
promises to. be the fun event of the
week. The other features of the show
will continue in their regular sche
The once dance waek will
be held that night , and it promises
to be a brilliatn affair.
For Friday night an old fiddler's
convention will be held. Fiddlers front
.ill over this section have received no
tices of the event and a large number
is expected that night. The contest is
open and all fiddlers are urged to be
in the program.
Saturday, the last night of the show,
will see the exposition in full blast,
:or there are many features saved for
that night.
The firemen are inviting the ladies »,
of all the local churches who are in
terested in having a booth in the ex
position building to call at head
quarters at liiggs drug store and se
lect a location. This privilege is ex
tended the churches free of all charge.
Basketball Schedule
Continues Heavy
That basketball is going on in the
county under a heavy strain is seen
by the heavy schedules announced by
llie several teams. In fact, the sche
dules are so heavy in Certain instances
that conflicts are almost inevitable.
The county" championship series sup
posed, to start this week, has had no
dates assigned to it as yet for the games.
Fveretts is scheduled to play Red
r Oak in Rocky Mount next Friday
Jame..ville has a four-day trip
planed for the last of this week, play
ing Woodland, Ahoskie, Rich Square
and Aulander. The other schedule
which is not definite enough to say
when and where the majority of the
school teams are to play, is floating
around with no place to land. However
it might be that the serifes dates v may
be announced direct to the schools.
Many of the school teams are pre
paring for the tournament here next
week, and it might be that the pro
gram this week will be sacrificed for
the one next week.
» --1
Sheriff Continues His
Raids on Moonshiners
Sheriff A. L. Roebuck and Deputy
Joe Roebuck made a little raid early
/Saturday morning, resulting in the
capture of a 60-gallon copper still and
10 hairels of "beer. The still had just
been fired up and the "bug juice" had
not commenced Tunning when the of
ficers approached. Two white men
who were operating the plant caught
a glimpse, of the officers as they ap
proached, and they ran so fast they
looked" like two black streaks going
through the woods. The still stood »
t>t or near the same spot that a small
quantity of beer had been destroyed
n few davs earlier.
.. The officers also found a small
quantity of beer not very far away.
Beth places were near the Leggvtt
Mill Pond.

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