r Watch the Lahsi On Your ftper; It Carries the Date Yew Subscription Expires. V J VOLUME XXX—NUMBER 11 Railroad Ordered to Continue Trains 56 and 57 Until Hearing Order Is Result Protests Made By Kiwanians No Date at Present Has Been Set for the Hearing- The general superintendent, Mr. W. H. Newell, of the Atlartic Coast Line Railroad, Rocky Mo\^., has been or dered by the North •' rolin* Corpor ation Commission not to take any ac tion toward removing trains 66 and 1 67 until such time as a hearing can be had. At present no date has been set for a hearing, but one will be ar ranged within the next few days, ac cording to a letter from Mr. W. G. Womble, tiie commission's rate clerk. Action towaid the removal of the two trains which run through here, one at 1:16 p. m., and the other at 4:60 p. m., was held up when the Ki warns Club, through its secretary, Mr. J. D. Woolard, requested a hear ing oil the matter. In the railroad company's applica-j tion to the corporation commission «»n March 21, several mistakes weje evi dent . It was stated that there was a hard-surfaced road from Tarboro to Plymouth. Those who are acquaint ed with the roads in this section know j thai the hard surface stops at the! edge of this town's . 'nite. The rail- 1 road company's stat* ent in their ap pi ication that this station —meaningj towns now served by trains 6® and 67 —has bus service is also incorrect; for towns below Betiifl have no bus service other than Williamston, and in its case the bus merely crosses the route run by the trains. 0 It is understood that when the hear ing is held practically all the towns now Served by the two trains will have representatives present to pro test die removal of the trains. It is now certain that the service a* announced, but that the trains will will not be discontinued next Fridiy continue to run until the matter until the matter is settled at the hearing:. Mayola Ice Cream Truck Burned After Collision t \ The Mayola Ice Cream truck and u 1 Fctd car had a dangerous collision Saturday morning on the Washing- ! ton road about 9 miles from JVilliam ston. According to reports, the Ford passed the truck and cut hack into the road too soon, the fender catch ing on the bumper of the truck, caus ing the Ford to turn over a few '■ times on one side of the road, the truck, cream and all turning over,' wheels up, on the other side of the highway. The truck then caught fire and was completely destroyed with the exception of the iron parts. It seems that the two men driving the Ford were unknown, and, so far ac we are now informed, are still at large. —— Royal Arch Masons to Install New Officers Co no ho Chapter, R. A. M., will meet : Thursday night, at which time the new officers will be installed and sev- i eral important matters will be taken I «P- 1 After the business meeting there will be a supper served in the Wc- 1 man's Club to the members and all ' visitors. I A number of visitors are expected from other towns. S THANH THEATREI J - - . . REMEMBER IF YOU COME WEDNESDAY YOU GET A FREE TICKET FOR FRIDAY Always a Good Show THE ENTERPRISE First Group-Center At Hamilton School Fridai Second Group Commencement Will Be Held a Jamesville the 15th; Final Here on 22nd The first group center com mencement of ,the year will be lield in Hamilton next Friday, April 8. Some confusion has been experienced in school circles re cently as to when the group cen ter commencements would be held. The dates have bean changed and the first commencement will foe" held next Friday in Hamilton, Carry Head of Man to Raleigh Body Dug From Grave After Two-Days ,in Ground j A man's head, packed in a lard ' stand with ice, was cairied through here last Sunday morning, about 8.30, land on to Raleigh, where it was to be examined.. Few details could be had in connection with the affair, and i just the exact cause for the removal I of the head could not be learned. It was learned, however, from mem ! bers of the party carrying the head 1 to Raleigh that the man had been bit ten several weeks befor.e by a dog. The man died a horrible dentil, and after the body had been buried two days it was dug from the ground late Saturday and the head cut off. Re ports, other than those from members of the party carrying the head, hold that it was carried to Raleigh to de termine whether or not the dog thati bit the man was mad. Another ver sion is that a small girl, about four years old, had beep around the mau before his death, and that the man's head was carried to Raleigh because doctors were afraid she had been scratched by the man and to hold an examination was considered the safest plan to follow. « While the information is not au thentic, it was statod yesterday that the man's name was • Simpson and that he lived near Edenton. The find ings of the examination have not been learned. Salisbury Preacher Begins Revival Here Last night at the Memorial Baptist Church Rev. AT O. Moore, of Salisbury began a series of meetings which are to continue until Easter. Mr. Moore preached on the theme, "Do We Need a Revival?" He treat ed the subject at length, showing that business, social, and economic condi tions can't do for us the things which we most need. That while education is a leading subject of the age, yet religion is more important. Great leaders of men everywhere are saying that the one thing we need is a re vival of religion. Mr. Moore is a sim plicity and earnestness. He gets at once to the matter before him, and stays with it for the duration of his sermon. As a platform speaker, he is winsome and attractive; as a preacher he is possessed with great power. The people of the community and county are invited to these services. There will be services each night at 8 o'clock. R. A. Pope is Re-elected County Superintendent At a meeting of the Martin County Board of Education here yesterday, Mr. R. A. Pope was re-elected super intendent of county schools. The re election of Mr. Pope was based on his record made during the past two years, his work having met with the hearty approval of the eduoationaf board. The board also re-elected Miss Hat tie Thrower as secretary to the office. She has served in that capacity for the past several years, and during that time she has rendered much aid toward promoting progress in the county's schools. » * f Convention Called for Monday Night, April 18 The.commissioners at their meeting last night called a town convention to be held on Monday night, April 18 at the court house. Citizens of the town are urged to remember this date and see that no conflicts with other affairs take place on that night Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, April 5,1927 the program starting at 10 o'- clock. The second will be held in Jamesville on thje 15th and the general county commencement will take place here on the 22nd. Hamilton is planning a royal entertainment for its visitors there next Friday, and the best display of school work over witnessed in the county is expected this year. Officers Raid Several Stills Two Men Caught While Pouring Liquor Into Jug at Still Sunday j Sheriff A. L. Roebuck yielded up 1 his strong religious inclination to *t j tend church and Sunday school last j Sunday and answered a distress call from Free Union, w"h'ere he and Dep | uty Grimes found a nice copper still which had been taken off of the flre only a short while, as the still was the fire still burning. All the liquor had been removed. The manufacturers had just moved 13 bar rels of beer, which was destroyed with the still. The officers glanced around the premises of a colored man named Itrooks, but' failed to find any liquor. The still was very near his koine, and a path led from the still to the door. Later in the day, after the sheriff had rested, another call came to him; this time from Poplar Point Town ship. He took Paul lialiard and C. H. Roebuck and drove up near Wil son Chapel Church, where they fol lowed a path northwardly for some little distance. They soon came a cross a cold still of the steam-doubler type. TheTe was no liquor and only 2 barrels of beer. The sheriff, looking in another di rection, saw smoke, and they followed ii l that direction, soon to see tyto young white men hard at work around a copper still, which Vas running at full, blast, spouting out damnation to both soul and body in a great stream. The officers inched and cased along until they got very near, and when 1 the two young men began to funnel j some of the snake-killing juice into a bottle they rushed them; but before they reached the manufacturers they i broke and run. One of them was j oaught, however; the other outwind- j ing the officers and escaping. Yet ho came to the sheriff's office Monday morning and acknowledged his guilt. I There were only two or three gallons | of liquor found at this still and five' barrels of beer, all of which was de-1 stroyed. Mayor Coburn Will Not Run Again Mr. Robert L. Coburn, in a state ment to this paper last night, said that he would not be a candidate for re-election to the mayorship. Mr. Coburn stated that he had en joyed the cooperation of the present board of commissioners and the people of the town ajs a whole, but he felt it is duty to give more time to his practice in the profession of law. Mr. Coburn has served the town for the pa»t two years, alwayß taking a deep interest in the town's affairs. His senoe of justice and f&irnt**; to all has met with a hearty approval on the part of the citizens of the, Uiwn and it is with regret that we learn that he will not be a candidate this year. , _, • . Baptists Philatheas Met Friday Night The Baptist Philathcas had their regular business and social meeting i a,t the jhome of Mrs. H. L. Meador on Friday night. After the scripture reading and prayer, plans were made to have an apron Bale and "Baby show" on Thursday, April 21. Full announcement will I* pnade later. Ar ticles for the orphan box were dis cussed. After the business meeting, refreshments were served, constating of chicken salad, ham sandwiches, wafers', ice tea, and pickles. We were glad to have Mrs. Lee Brewer with us who was a faithful member before she moved to Windsor. —As reported. , Case Mistaken Identity Stops Funeral Plans Samuel Isaacs Discovers Mistake When He Sees _Under Casket's Top In a recent issue of the Casket & Sunnyside, a New York trade journal, f.ppeared an article describing the ar rival of Tom Boston's body in Ticon deroga, N. Y., on January 20. It will be remembered that Bolton's body was aeot from the Federal peniten tiary at Atlanta to the New York town through mistake, when it should have been sent to his home near Ja,mesville. The article follows: "Samuel Isaacs, of Ticondcropa, N. Y., father of Joseph Isaacs, serving a term in Atlanta penitentiary for rum running, received a severe shock on January 24, and what was scheduled to be a real, oldrfashioned wake was turned into rejoicing. And It was all j due to a clerioal error. On Janizary 20 the elder Isaacs re-1 i ceived a telegram from Atlanta, "Your son, Joseph, died last night of pneumonia. Do you wi»h the body given a Christian burial here or shipped home at government ex ponse?" "Send it home," ifred Mr. Isaacs in return. "The grave was dug; relatives and \ friends gathered from mile* around, the home was literally banfed with floral offerings, and a praacher was engaged. On the morning of Janu ary 24, while mourners waited at the house, the casket arrived. "Mr. Isaacs, assisted by John F Gunning, Ticonderoga funeral direc tor, removed the lid, and lo,and be held! "That's not my son," cried Mr Isaacs. And it certainly waarnot. For the casket contained the body of a negro. Hushing to the telephone, Mr. Isaacs demanded an explaaetion from Warden John W. Snook, penitentiary. "He was informed that the liody was that of one Tom Boston, whose ' home was in North Carolina. A tel egram followed soon after: "Youi son is alive and well," U read. -""Clerical error on our part. Sorry. Hold body j of Boston for further instructions.' (Signed) John W. Snook." So the body of the negro was' brought to the Ticonderoga station,' the flowers were relegated to the side lines, and relatives and friends re-1 joiced. I Members Board of Education Sworn In Members of the Martin County Hoard of Education were sworn in for their third term yestenday by Clerk (if Superior Court R. J. Peel. Messrs. John Getsinger, Javan Rogers, W. L. Hollulay, B. M. Worsley, K. H. Craw ford, members of the board, have served the county schools for the past six years. At. their meeting yesterday, the sale of- the old Hamilton school building and lot was confirmed. The bid for the property had been raised three times, the property finally going to Mi. 0. T. Everett for a consideration of $1,340. Joseph us Daniels Is Visitor Here Monday Josephus Daniels, editor of the Ra leigh News & Observer, spent some time in town yesterday While heie he visited Elder Sylvestor Hassell, who was his teacher in the Wilson school when he was a boy Mr. Daniels expressed his apprecia tion for influence shed on his young life white under the tutelage of Elder Hassell. Mr. Daniels was accompanied by Mrs. Daniels and was returning from a tour of the'northeastern section of, the State. ' : County Agent's Report For Month of March f Following is the report of County • Agent T. B. Brandon as submitted to the board of commissioners at their regular meeting here yesterday: 21 days field work; 6 days office work; 141 office conferences; 128 tel ephone calls; 168 letters written; 63 fa,rms visited; 832 miles traveled; 412 hogs treated during month. Three cars farm drain tile delivered for draining form land; 2 tobacco fer tilizer tests arranged; 2 tobacco va riety tests arranged for. 21,669 pounds poultry sold during month. One car of Pyr&tol delivered dur ing the month. _ Two self feeder* for hogs built. One poultry houae built. The greater part of the rtionth was spent in treating hoga, as there has been a severe outbreak of cholera In the county. -* Mr. and Mrs. Godwin Dunning, of AuUnder, were'in town shopping yes terday. State Dentist B in County at Local School Will Examine and Treat Children's Teeth in the Schools of County for Seven Weeks Dr. L. H. Butler, of the State Health Department, arrived in the oounty yesterday and had his equipment already set up to begin work this morning in the local school. Dr. Butler will examine all children between the ages of 6 and 13 years, and will o'rter treatment free of charge in all cases possible. The work will go on in the lo cal school all this week. Dr. But ler is planning to attend a meet Town Board Holds Important Meeting Clean-Up Week April 11th to 16th Next wee klhe Woman's club has set apart as clean-up week. This is the second one the club has sponsored and the first one did some good, but it is expect ed that the whole town will be cleaner for Easter this year than ever before'. The Kiwanians and the town officials have given their whole-hearted promise to cooperate with the club women. I'he ladies of the town are un usually willing to help make any thing cleaner and better, so whether they are club women or not, they ,are requested to help with the work. Consolidate 2 Negro Schools Burroughs and Spring- Hill Will Have A Rosen \vaid School Committees representing the Spring Hill and Burroughs colored schools went before the county superintend ent • hero yesterday afternoon and stated their positions as to the con solidation of the two schools. The committees have already raised sev eral hundred dollars for the erection of a school at u, point between the old school sites, and S7OO will be giv en from the liosenwald fund. The old school sites will be offered for sale, and a new three-room school will be built, according to tentative plans now before the board of education. The Spring Hill school building was burned over a year ago, and the Bur roughs school met with the same fate several months ago. Since the Bur roughs school burned, that school has ■been going on in a colored church near the place where the school build ing burned. The committee of that school is meeting with much difficulty in settling the amount of rent to be paid the church's pastor, Outter bridge. It is understood that Outter b ridge preached in the school build ing for some time and never paid any thing for the privilege of so doing. Now the preacher is asking for $26 for thb use of the church. "Flesh and the Devil" at Strand Next Week The management of the Strand The ater announces one of the best pic tures of the season for next week. "Flesh and she Devil," the name of the picture, is the first German pic ture made in America.. It is Euro pean; every foot of it transports onß bt*ck across the Atlantic—but direct ed by an American, and with an Amer ican star. TJje new play, based on one of Europe's greatest classics by a master dramatist, is elaborately staged in reproductions of modern Eu rope. It is a vivid romance of that country, hanging on old-world tradi tions of love and marriage. The picture has been booked by the local theater for next Monday and Tuesday nights. Parents-Teachers to Meet Thursday The parent-teacher association will hold its regular meeting on Thursday afternoon, at 3.45 o'clock in the local school auditorium. This will be a very important meet ing, ai the new committees will takn up their year's work at this time. J The parents are urged to be pres ent and tHo association in the upbuilding of the community. ing of the State dental associa tion in Kaleigh next week, after which time he will resumo his work in the county. No routing lias been given him yet, and it is not certayi what school he will visit next. Dr. Butler has just completed two months' work in Perquimans and Tyrrell Counties, and will probably remain in this county around seven weeks. Light Plant to Need Another Engine in Fall Consider Extension of Water Mains in Three Sections of Town An order for thirty cents worth of nails culled for it the meeting of the Town Hoard of Commissioners, was one of the minor things in the list of zusines affairs to come before that body. It was emphatically stated that all bills be accompanied by or ders hereafter, or doubt as to set tlement would be likely, The Hoard relieved W. M. IVrry and F. (J. Dennett of taxes on $llOO and $340. incorrectly listed. Turing their attention from petty affairs, members of the Hoard spent the next twx> hours discussing the major problems now facing the town. The request coming from the volun teer fire company for lew and better equipment wus referred to a com mittee. Should the committee report favorably on the matter, it is likely that the town will have an electric siren to serve us its fire alurm. The 1 lire company also asked for extension I of wuter lines in certain districts of the town. The commissioners already I had the matter under consideration, and it is probable that extensions will be tinade on liassell street, Washing- I ton street and a line run to the to j bacco re-drying plant. Estimates of fered for these extensions amount to uround $3,600. This amount will b? caied for by revenue from the ex tensions, and the layin« of the pipes will greatly aid the fire company in protecting property of the town'* citizens. Mr. O. S. Anderson, local agent for the Frigidaire, asked the Hoard to I consider the lowering of the minimum charge for current used in Frigidaires. 'J he minimum rate is now $.360 and the Hoard is considering changing it to $1.60. The big problvm of the evening came when the electrical needs of the town came up for discussion. Mr. K. P. Cross, representative of the Fair banks Morse people, appeared before tiie liourd and went over the situation as it now stunds with the members. The electrical needs of the town have more than doubled in the past few years and the sale of current this >eu,r is expected to reach a higher peak than ever before. The demand, it was stated by the superintendent of lights, this coming fail will be more than the oil engine can handle. It will be necessary to fall back on the steamp equipment, and that, ac cording to the data offered, will cost a considerable sum. Mr. Cross, speak ing for his company, statod that an other engine of the oil type cou»d be installed at a saving. The cize of the engine suggested is a 240 hour.se pow ei*, and should it be installed, all of the steam equipment could be done away with. A special meeting of the Hoard will be held next Monday night when more definite data on the sub ject will be offered, and when a de cision will probably be made as to the purchase or non-purchuse of the new engine. Mr. W. T. Meadows, Treasurer, read u report covering the Board's adminis tration for the past two years. It will appear in the next issue of this paper. | t i After two hours of general business, the Hoard went into executive session, but, it is understood, yo matters were disposed of. Mis« Elizabeth Warren, of Wash ington, visited in town Sunday. Miss Warren had just returned from a meeting of News & Observer agents at Raleigh, where she wa# given the high score among ail the News A Observer agents of the State. Advertisers Will Find Our Col umns a Latchkey to Over 1600 Homes of, Martin County. J ESTABLISHED 1898 Commissioners Hold Regular [Meet Monday Pass Resolution Against Curtailment of Train Service The regular monthly meeting of thp V. art in County Hoard of Commission ers was held here yesterday with all the members of the board present, as follows: J. G. Barnliill, chairman; L. P. Holliday, T. Li! Slade, jr., T.-IV. Griffin, and J. E. Pope. Proceedings of the board follow; - W, M. Perry was released from the payment of taxes on $l,lOO, listed by /error in Williamston Township in 1926. G. A. Parker was released from the payment of taxes on s:t,4!>o, Jis ted by error in Robersonville Township, for the year 1926. The following allowunces were i made to the poor outside of the county : home: J. T. Farmer, $4.0)) per month; i Neptune Williams and wife, $4.00 pel - month; Vena Ballard, $2 per month; Jas. T. Gardner, $3 per month; Oflie [ liunch, $4 per month. Bennett and Kay were released from the payment of taxes on $340 \\or t h of property listed in error In Williamston Township, year 1920. Reports of receipts and disburse ments were received from J. S. Get singer, register of deeds; EX. 1,. Roe buck, she re iff; and R. J. peel, clerk of the superior court, for the month of March, as follows: R. J. Peel, re ceived from all sources, $330.15; J. S. Getsinger, $440.20; A. 1,. Roebuck, $210; a total of $9*0.30. The com bined salaries of the three officers and all assistants were $1,158.33, making n rfet loss of $177.98 for the month of March. March was likely above the average for the register of deeds and clerks oflices, aa it. .te a.big. rug-' istration -month and also the biggest tourt'month of the year. The sheriff's office collections would liave been considerably sipaller but for rewards and sugar captured at stills. However, when the collection of taxes comes into his hands it will raise the amount considerably above these figures. Upon motion, the board passed the following resolution: "Whereas, the Atlantic Coast l,iue Railroad Co. has petitioned the cor poration commission to discontinue trains Nos. 56 and 57; and whereas it will be a great inconvenience to the larger juart of the citizens of the county; therefore be it "Resolved, That this boad make protest against such curtailment of service, and a->k the ,North Carolina Corporation Commission not to grunt said order. Spelling Contestants Bring Pencil and Paper J Oak City, April 4. (Special to The Knterprise.)—The spelling committee | wishes to announce that all contest ' ants entering the group-center com- I mencement will come prepared with pencil anil paper for elimination prior to oral spelling, as stated in article 7 of rules governing the spelling con test. It is hoped that all schools will par ticipate in the different contests, ami thus aid Superintendent I'ope and his co-workers in setting up standards of achievement. .Success depends on cooperation of the teacher who lias at heart the ad vancement of every child, whether he lives in town or in the most isolated Njiot in Martin County. We. should strive constantly, whether he lives in town most isolated spot in Martin County. We shouldrstrive con stantly for the highest, always re membering that the grade of our rat ing as leaders will be measured by the type of reaction we produce in lliese children. j Specials for Friday's Issue Enterprise Friday's issue of this paper will ' carry several ' articles of much in terest to the people of the town and county. He sure that you get your copy. 1 The Town Treasurer, Mr. W. T. Meadows, will have his report ready for that day. The report of the President of the Williamston Woman's club will ap pear. Mr. P. H. Johnson and the various county boards are working on valua tion problems today and an account of their findings will appear. The present outlook of the Record er's court, according to a call from the county's temple of justice, points to a day of interesting cases. The re porter is still on the job at the court house, and he will offer the cases as heard before Judge Bailey. Martin County's banking institu tions and their services, will be the topic for another article.