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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"
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Always a Good Show
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THE ENTERPRISE
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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> 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.
    

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