Watch the UH On Your ) Paper; It Carries the Data Your Subscription Expires. * VOLUME XXX—NUMBER 16 County Court Pull But Pays Its Expenses The Absence of Liquor Cases Features the Day's Docket Recorder's court Tuesday was rath er dull, although it paid all of its expenses and carried some balance to the school fund. The most noticeable feature of the court was that there was no case on the docket charging a I'quor-law violation, which is quite unusual. The numerous deadly weap on assaults may have been the out growth of liquor drinking, however. The following cases were called: Henry Purvis; carrying concealed weapons; continued for one week. Fred Silverthorne; enticing tenant; continued for one week. The cases against Dock and Ken neth Powell were continued for one week. Emest Boston; operating automo bile without license; continued for one week. Alonzo Harrison; operating automo bile without license. Called and fail ed. Judgment on bond and capias. T. H. Stallings and Clinton Stal lings, charged with larceny, plead guilty of trespass. They were re quired to pay the costs and the dam age to the property taken and dam aged. . '■ Jasper Lynch plead guilty to carry ing a concealed weapon and was fined SSO and costs. • Willie Johnson, charged with an as sault with a deadly weapon, plead not guilty, but upon hearing the testi mony was adjudged guilty; fined SSO and taxed with the costs, from which he appealed to the superior court. The case against Grover Haislip, charged with an assault with a deadly weapon, was continued for one week. Cases John Henry Rogers, Frank Rascoe, and Woodley Thompson, all charged with an assault with a deadly weapon, were continued for one week. Philatheas Had Baby Shaw Yesterday The Philathea class of the Baptist • church staged a baby show yesterday afternoon in the store next to the Britt hotel. The babies were all very pretty and cute and atti active and the judges, Mrs. W. C. Liverman, Mrs. A. Ander son and Mrs. Walter Harberstadt had a hard time deciding the winners. Little Mary O'Neil Pope, daughter of and Mrs. R. F. I'ope, was given the girl's prize and little Luther Peel, jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Peel, the boy's prize. The entrants were: boys; Conrad Getsinger, Richard Margolis, S. C. Peele, jr., Jim Andrews, Maurice Moore, jr., Mc L. Peele, jr., J. D- Woolard, jr., Hoyt Manning, jr.. Girls: Mary O'Neil Pope, Doris Lee Camion, Alberta Edwards Knox, Mil dred Critcher, Mary Trula Pe/l, Delia Jane Mobley, Mary Ella Harrison and Lena Melson. Start Transplanting Tobacco Next Week One of the largest tobacco crops in this section in years will oe started next week when farmers all over the county begin transplanting plants. For the past several days farmers in this section have been rushing to pre pare the fields for the young plants, and while the task of transplanting will not be completed next week, the * greater part of it is expected to be finished. Farmers in some sections are re porting a small shortage in plants. The shortage is not co great, however, but what it will be cared for by oth er farmers who have exceedingly large beds. STRANH THEATRE I J SATURDAY . BERT LYTEL in "The Lone Wolf Returns" Also Two-Reel Comedy aad Episode No. 10 "Officer 444" V Always a Good Show 11 >' THE ENTERPRISE . - V . p ' **■ • ' * Four New Homes Now Being Constructed; O Four Building's Will Provide Only One Extra Home; Demand for Others Great Spring building wa? greatly added to this week when th« foundations for two new homes were laid. The two new homes put under construc tion bring the number in making to four. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Peel, on Church, Street, patterned along Colonial lines, is nearing completion. Mr. W. B. Watts is building a bungalow on Haughton Street Extension, and he expects to have it ready within the next several weeks for occupancy. The two new homes started this week are being constructed by Messrs. Bob Leggett and Herman Bowen. Mr. Leggett is Receive Oil Engine Bids Here Tonight Two concerns, the Fairbanks Morse people and the Virginia Engineering company, have their representatives here to day to enter bids for an oil engine. The board of town com missioners are schedule to meet to open the bids at eight o'- clock tonight. The problem now facing the town is of much importance, and to provide the town with the' cheapest and best power is causing the commissioners to do a great deal of investigat ing. Their action tonight is not expected to be final, but the power and light proposition is fast drawing to a head, and it will be a matter of only a few days when a definite decision will be necessary. V. ' School Closing At Bear Grass Mr. Leon R. Meadows Will Deliver the Main Address Wednesday « The Bear Grass school closes one of its most successful years next week when two-day commencement exercises will be held. 'The school is pri paring for one of the largest com mencements in years, and everything is ready for the opening exercises. Tuesday evening there will be an operetta, "Princess Chrysanthemum.' Wednesday morning, at 10.30, the main exercises of tha commencement will begin. Mr. Leon R. Meadows, of the East Carolina Teacher's College, Greenville, will deliver the main ad dress. A declamation contest, with Taylor Malone, E. D. Harris, Ralph Mobley, and Willie Keel as contest ants, will be held during the morn ing program. The program also in cludes a recitation contest with sev eral of the children taking part. The prizes won in the various courses of study and attendance will be present ed immediately after Mr. Meadows' address. At the conclusion of the morning exercises the patrons of tho school will serve a big picnic dinner to visi tors and friends. The presentation of the play, "Bor rowed Money" Wednesday night at 8 o'clock will mark the final exer cise. Professor Lee and his teachers ore expecting large crowds to attend the commencement, and the people of that section are extending a cordial welcome to all. Bland-Griffin Mr. J. D. Bland and Miss Beulah Mae Griffin were married at the home of the bride last night at 7.30, in the presence of a large number of their friends. The ceremony was perform ed by Elder W. B. Harrington. Mrs. Bland is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Griffin, of the Smith wicks Creek section, and Mr. Bland is from Cross Roads. He has been out of the State for about 10 years, in Georgia, and the District of Colum bia, returning two yeais ago and is now in the industrial insurance busi ness. They will make their home on Watts Street, this city. Miss Stalls Winner in Spelling: Contest In reporting the results of the group center commencement, James ville last Friday, we stated in our Tuesday's issue that Misses Dora Mae stalls -and Edith Peel tied for spelling honor*. This has been pointed cut to be an error, ailfeit should be that Mi** Stalls won vfkt Miss Peel following a very close second. Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, April 22,1927 building on his lot on Hatton Street in New Town. Mr. Bowen is build ing on Hassell Street next to the home of Mr. Robert Brown. These two homes will be of #ie bungalow type. ' It is understood that the building piogram will be again added to with in the next few weeks when several more homo.-. will be put under con struction. The four buildings now going up will provide only one extra home and at present at least eight or ten more' homes would be required to meet the ; demand. Robersonville Honor Roll VA Many Names Appear on Honor Roll for Seventh Month The honor roll students of the Rob ersonville school for the Seventh month are: First grade: Ronald Ross Johnson, Carol Micelle, J. L. Williams, Janie Everett, Vera Powell, lvey White hurt, Jim Gray, Jesse Glynn Cannon. Second grade": Magdalene Haw Is, Virginia Smith, William Smith, Hazel Ward Roberson, Christine Robernon, Emetine Roberson, Carl Edward Nor man, Edith Wilson Sumner, Ethel Mae James, May Wyatt James, Car rie Dell Ross, Frances Wurd, llergie Glyn Bailey. Thinl grade: Kveiyn Sumner, Doris Thomas, Margaret House, Nolie Keel Uighsmith, Eary |). Moore, Russell Taylor, Alice Bunting. Fourth &radc: Chloe Roberson, Si mon Woolard, Robert Harrell, Philip Keel, Clifton Everett, Hoke Roberson, Robert Roberson. Fifth grade; Walter Elliott Ward, Randolph Chandler, Elizabeth Keel, Doris Jenkins, Doris Everett, Hettie Ray James, Margaret Norman, Rosa Lee White, Lovie Louise Rawls. Sixth grade; llattie Mae Bullock, Mary Everett, lrma Fae House, Mar jorie Gurganus, Virginia Bailey, Rus set Oakley. Seventh gr£de: Curtis Smith, Ella Staton Gurganus, Selma Gurganus, Hazel James, Selma James, Estelle Jumes. Eighth .grade: Christine Taylor, Brownie Roberson. Ninth grade: Vernon Ward, Vergie lioberson. »l ft itm Tenth grade: John liobt. Jenkins. Eleventh grade: Staton Williams. Music department: Katie Gray Pur vis, Vivian Morris, Mary Johnson, Margaret Norman, Christine Taylor, Margaret Everette, Mary Glenn Tay lor, Hazel James, Louise Johnson, Doris Everett, Emily Roberson, Lil lian Moye. Home economics: Brownie Rober son, Christine Taylor, Baptist Church Services Sunday "How God Loves Us" will be the sermon theme Sunday morning at the Memorial Baptist church. And at 8 o'clock in the evening, the theme will be "The Way of the Trans gressor". ' "Lo, the winter is passed * * * the flowers appear on the earth, the time of the singing of birds is come" and all the people in Williamston and sur rounding country shoud crowd the churches and make these Sundays high days in their religious lives. Visitors to our town, people from the rural sections and any one not attending other church services are invited to worship with us. Town Has Modern Sanitary Market Mr. Theodore Roberson has just re cently installed some new equipment in his market on Washington Street and is now oprating on a modern and up-to-date scale. The new equipment includes electric meat cutters, grind ers, stuffers, and refrigeiation. A showcase with electric refrigeration provides a display of all the different meats and brings the equipment to a point equal with the most modern markets. Offices Derstroy Ten Barrels Mash Sheriff A. L. Roebuck and Deputy Joe Roebuck made a still hunt Thurs day morning.' They failed to And the still, but did And the nest upon which it had been getting! surrounded by 10 barrels of beer mash and some- tools, and equipment necessary in the manu facture of liquor, all of which wa.i destroyed. Prospect. Is for; Large Yield of Irish Potatoes Weather Conditions are More Favorable This Year According to reports, the Irish po tato yield thus year is expected to be larger than the one last year and the year before. The weather conditions so far this year liave "Ue»n very fa vorable for the growing' of Irish po tatoes, and even though the acreage has not been materially increased in this immediate r.ectio'i, a yield al irost twice that of last year is ex pected. Many growers have already placed their orders for barrels, and in several instances the containers have been delivered. On" grower here alone will use aivund 1,500 or 2,000 barrels this year. While the potato crop ill this im mediate section is not very large, it is looked upon as a irtajor one in the upper part of the county and a round Bethel in Pitt County. The Bethel Manufacturing Co is planning lo make around 65,000 barrels for the crop this year, and already a goodly inirt of that number has been manu factured and delivered. Stolen Ford Found Near Burlington Some time before midnight last Tuesday somebody borrowed Mr. Charlie MobleyV Ford Yes-* terday morning a wire was received by the Williamston Motor Co. stat ing that the Ford was found parked near Burlington on the highway. Mr. Mobley left'yesterday morning and TO turned with the car carl\ thip morn ing. , It is thought that some one wanted to go__ tO—that part of—tho State, and finding the car convenient decided to go at Mr. Mobley's ex pen e. In the telegram nothing was stated that in dicated the car had been wrecked or damaged. Mr. Mobley stated there was just about enough gas jti the car to run to Burlington, and when the party or parties failed to replenish the oil they continued their journey afoot. Sidney R. Bradley Here Wednesday Rev. Kidney R. Bradley, of Lincoln, Neb., spent some time in town Wed nesday. Mr. Bradley is conducting a college endowment crusade for Atlan tic Christian College, of Wilson, and has covered a large section of the State, either in person or through his field men. He is a willing witness for - the many good points in the He Hays that after woiking in many states, which brought him in touch with the people, he finds North Caro lina by far the leading State in which he has been. He says ho finds more friendliness and hospitality a mong the people than in any other State in which he has been, and he finds greater opportunities and pos sibilities than ho has found any place in the country. Fishing Good on Roanoke This Week Seine fishing on the Roanoke this week is reported to be the best this year. Catches rangiug-frsom 4,000 to 15,000 and 50,000 have been reported from several of the fisheries. The largest catches have been at Hamp ton's fishery near Plymouth. The two a.t Jatnesville have also had a big week. Herrings have constituted the greater part of the catches, very few perch, lock and other fish being caught. Circus Comes and (Joes Practically Unnoticed The Wulker Bros, circus, traveling through the country on 9 Ford trucks, cejne here Wednesday, showed, and left practically unnoticed. After a half day's search trying to find some body who witnessed the performance the task was given up as hopeless. Nobody went or else those who did go must have been ashamed to 'fess up. The band, made up of three S' rns, two drums and "a boy to carry e bass drum, was small, but many len asked about the circus knew a oout the band. OvUida of this, the features of the show are unknown generally. f " Important Meeting of Masons Tuesday f 'e ibe regular ol St. uikee Iyodire, ,NV :>"> A. F! & A M., Tuesday night, April 26. All members are requested to attend. Visiting- brethren are cordially in vited. C. D. CARSTARPHEN, Jr., Secretary. •» H Schools of County Gather Here Today Rain Interferes With Preparation of the Day's Program J. Pluvius threw out strong threa s this morning, but in spite of unset tled weather, thousands of visitor? from ttlt over the county came pour ing into tewn this morning 'to attend the county-wide commencement. The program got off to a late start this morning, but though late it was meetings with great approval. It will be 'late this afternoon befre the final number on the program will be 'tilled ami finished, and all results will be given inoou r next is^tie. The task of feeding the many visitors is being well handled by the ladies of the parents-teachers associ ation. The welcome extended to th' commencement visitors has been ex pressed in most sincere terms when merchants, citizens and organizations gave time aivl money.in preparing a dinner for the day. The response to the call of the parents-teachers as sociation has been great, practically everyone in the community offering :• :! in some w;ay or other. The mer chants of the town are due credit especially since they contributed the several hundred pounds of barbecue. Rain began falling shortly before noon and upset the program, causing much confusion. Kveretts Defeated by Robersonville, 3-1 In a close game Wednesday, Rob oisnnviikswon over Everetts, at Rob ersonville, to I. Everett* made its first and only score of the game in the first inning. Robersonville, in its purl of the second, tied the. score, and from that frame to the fifth the game was haitl fought anil went by without either side scoring. In the fifth in ning Robersonville pushed across two of its three runs. A few fumbles murred the game to -a certain extent* but on the whole, it was well played by all. James and Cherry did the twirling and pitched a good game, allowing only a few hits each. Rogers, for Robersonville, and A. Roebuck, for Evor«tt», were tho heavy hitt-rs of the game, each making two hits. Two County Schools Closed Yesterday Two more of the county's schools closed yesterday when commence ment exercises were held at Mace donia and Hurst schools. Special pro grams • were arrungtd at the two schools ami many patrons attended. A picnic dinner was served at both places. Mr. It. J. Peel made the principal address at the Hurst school. Reports coming from patrons of the Macedonia and Hurst schools .state that Miss Katie Mae Roberson and Mr. D. G. Saunders, at Macedonia,' and Misses Nellie Spivey and Martha Roebuck, at Huist, have made splen did progress in the schools this year. The programs of the commencement were completed last night. Mrs. Hat tie V. Roberson Dies Near Jamesville m Mrs. llattie V. Roberson died at her home near Jamesville, and was buried at the Roberson burial plot Saturday, April 16. Mrs. Roberson hail been sick for many months before the *end came. She was 54 years old. She is sur vived by her. husband, Noah Holier son, to whom she was married when only 16 yearn old. She had been a member of the, Christian church for more than 40 years. She never had any children of her own. She leaves, besides her hus bund, his children by a.former mar riage and one sister, Mrs. W.'A. Stubbs. Senior Play Tonight at School Auditorium •» The final rehearsal of tho "Charm School" a eon\edy in three acts, finds the seniors of\ the local school al ready for,the play's production to right. A The members of the faculty who have had the. play in charge have devoted many hours of their time ,in coaching the seniors, and a good pre sentation is assured. , MAYOU COBURN IN NORFOLK HOSPITAL ~6 Mayor R. L. Coburn left yester day for Norfolk where he under went an operation for appendicitis at St. Vincentk hospital. Mr. Cobum has beon troubled with his side at times for several weeks ,and it was yesterday that hiso doctor advised an operation. I Command of U, S. Forces in China w > Here are the commanders given fall authority to protect U. S. eiti w* w»d pro petty in Chm*. Above, («mni||(trf ail U. & Naval fotees. Befaw; Qmnl Smedtey D. Butler, arriving at Shanghai to take charga of the Murines. Fire Destroys "Ghost City" At One Time County's Most Promising Settlement Dymord City, one time the county's most promising town, was razed to the ground a few days ago when a woods tire swept the section and de stroyed the (dil hotel, stores and other buddings. The old hotel hail hard wood floors anil its loss in lumber will run into thousands of dollars. So secreted- was the old city that it lost its buildings and no ode knew anything about it -until recently. No one had lived tlure for more than ten years and the place had become the haunt of bats, rattlesnakes anil bear. Few people in the county have ever neen the town, it being located in an out of the way place. located 011 a line between Washington a>nd JanieH'ville, the town was served for many years by a railroad running between the two towns. Mrs. Sarah Koberson Died Last Sat urday Mrs. Sarah Koberson, the widow oi the late John 10. Robeison, ■of Kob ersonville, died at her home Saturday. She was 70 years old Mrrf, Koberson, before, her marri age, was Miss Sarah Coburn. She leaves two t'hildren, James 11. Hober- «on, jr., and Mrs. Kmma Kverutt, both i f Kobersonville. She also leaves one brother, "Dock" Coburn, and three sis ters, Mrs. Sue Edmondnon, Mrs. Fan nie Hoberson, and Mrs. Dora liryant, all living at or near Kobersonville. She iial. for a lon# number of years been a member of the Primitive llap tist Church, and her funeral service was Conducted Surttlay afternoon by her pastor, 11. H. Cowan. Interment followed in the Robersonville ceme tery. Sunday Services at the Methodist Church There will be regulqr st-rviccs at the church Sunday and during the week. Monday 'there will be a called meeting of .the Woman's Missionary society at the church at 4:00 p. m. This meeting is very important, and all of the members are urged to be nfuxent. W. H. Crawford to Run (>n Independent Ticket Mr. W. H. Crawford announced Himiiolf a candidate for the office of town commissioner this morning, run nig on an independent ticket. Mr. Crawford run a close race at the con vention here last Monday and an nounces his candidacy at the request of friends. _, Advertisers Will Find Our Col umns a l atchkey to Over 1600 Homes of Martin County. ESTABLISHED 1898 Woman's Club To Stage Better Home Program iMrs. Robert Everett of Palmyra Will Speak Before the Club A ''Better Homes" program will be given at the regular meeting of the Woman's Club on Wednesday, April 27, at 3.31> p. m., by the Home Department at .the Woman's Club Building) .Mrs. Robert Kverctte, of Palmyra, will speak'on "Het'er l>ooks in the Home." 1 his talk should be an tit"*'- spiration to all, and especially inter esting to mothers of small children, because the aim of every, mother should be to establish a home in which the ideals ami the morals of her children would be uplifted by the general things of every-day life and [by select in r reading material which is food and clean, mothers can do a great dial in this gigantic task. The home, which *o some may be regard ed only as an abode or a dwelling, is, in the truest sense, an institution and should be regarded as such, anil to make the home a "better home" is the most important duty of the moth ers of today. .Children, the home builders of the coming generation, hould be given the right lice inning -we owe them that and the. home is the only place ill. which the right beginning can bp f !uid; for it is only too evident that iJL •H" 1 home and its sources of amuse ment do not satisfy the young folk;, they will surely go elsewhere to seek amusement, and they always find it; but, mothers, is it th • kind of amuse ment you would have your little daughter ir your little sofi seek and be satisfied with? Thou, mothers, foi the greater amount of the responsi bility re; its on tlyni, 'should begin "ilt'ly -to ?rfert hrafrs for their chil dren—begin while they are tots and continue as they glow older; and, ahotfe all else, make sure that you put only tho- e that aiv good and clean before them and encourage them in reading, Allow tin* works of our great writers to assist you in char acter building and you will l>e reward ed a thousandfold. Too, let Mrs. Kverette give you some valuable pointers on selecting "better books" for your horn", and you will be re paid for the time you have taken a way from your household- dutie: or your social affairs. Federal Officers Capture I»iu SI ill Revenue Agent W. 11. Ashburn, ac companied by several deputies, made a raid about f> miles from * William- - aton Wednesday and found hidden a way on Rains Horn Nit'k, near Sweet en Water Creek, one of the largest stills ever found in this county. The still had a kcttlff-of about 200 J gallons capacity and was good cop per construction. The still had been removed from the place where it had been run and hidden in the woods. There was estimated to be about 4,000 l,aliens of beer at the stand. .The beer was in a large vat which had been used for some time. There was no one near the' still. The plant was supposed to be an interstate still, owned by a Virtfifiian and operated by a North Carolinian; tlvß liquor hauled by a Virginian and •sold to both North Carolinians and Virginians. Interesting Notes of Robersonville School On Thursday evening, April 14, the , i.inth year home economics class en tertained at an Easter luncheon. Ap propriate menu, decorations, and games fur the occasions were used. Those enjoying the hospitulity of the class were Mr. Leake, Misa Peele, and member.! of the ninth grade. On Friday evening, the eighth year homo economics class went on a hay ride. .Songs, talk, laughter, and a delightful picnic lunch made the occasion enjoyable for all who were included in the party. School duties are again resumed af ter the Easter holiday. The question now is, "Which baby will be the winner in the baby eon test, culminating in the baby show on Thursday evening, April 21 ?" Your vote may be the decisive one. Be sure to cast it now. _ Regular Meeting Everetts Woodmen The regular meeting of the Ever etts Camp, M. W. A., will be held Monday night, April 25, in its regu lar meeting place. All members of the Modem Woodmen are cordially Invited and urged to be with us, an we have two members to initiate into the order and a good time is prom ised. Especially do we urge the mem bers of the local camp to be present.