Watch the Ltkd Ob Your Payer; It Carries the Date Year Subscription Expiree. iVOLUME XXX—NUMBER 32 Han Increased Equipment for Exchange Here Will Make Williamston Important Toll Center of Carolina System Williamston will soon be one of the niost important telephone toll centers in this section of the Slate. The Carolina Telephone & Tele graph Co. has plans which wil im mediately be commenced which will give us direct lines to Norfolk, New Bern, W&son, Elizabeth City, Eden ton, and half a dozen other towns which are not now reached by direct wires from here. The company will install repeaters in the office here. They have no uthei town in their entire system with such equipment, except at Weldon, where such service was established by the American Telephone & Telegraph 00. to use in connection with their service in this section of the State The large offices of the Carolina com p*ny at 'Henderson, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Fayetteville, New Bern, and Kins ton are all without this ype of equipment. was the point selected as being the beat located for such equipment. A study of eastern Caro lina by the Southern Bell Telephone Co., of Atlanta, Ga., led them to rec ommend Willitmirton to the Carolina company as the logical place for the .location of this equipment. The repeater equipment is nothing more than a booster or transformer of the electric current on a telephone line, taking up a weak current and sending it out as a strong current. All very ion*? lines must have them or the talking current will run so low that service will be impossible, and these devices provide the only way by which a conversation can be carried on across the continent. According to officials of the Caro lina company, they expect in the near AAure to install on their main toll line* what la known a the "carrier system," which means the use of the same line at the same time for two ltff6r«nt conversations. This is done by using a higher electric wave fre quency for one than the other, being the taame principle as used by the ra-' dio, where the «ame elements are conducting a number of different safes, all unknown to the other be cause they use a different wave length. *• i When the Carolina company pur chased the property of the William ston Telephone Co. a year ago, offic ials of the Will'amston company rec ommended the general layout to the Carolina company as it is now pre paring to install. The Carolina com pany at thai time did not fully aj>- pieciate the opportunity and built its Williamtftgn office ami equipment on a smaller scale. ft now fired* that both will have to ibe greatly enlarged and the office building completed less than 6 months ago will be remodeled and enlarged at once ami a large quantity of new equipment will be in stalled. Sunday Services at Methodist Church Sunday school, 9.45 a. m. Services at-.11 a. m. Services at Holly Springs at 3.80 p. m. The Woman's Missionary Society will hold fts regular meeting at the church Monday afternoon at 4 o'- clock. On account of the rewival at the Diaciples Church, there will be no service! at the Methodist Church Sunday night A. F. Manning, of Middlesex, has been in this section this week looking after the timber interest* of the Montgomery Lumber Co. STRANH THEATRE I J SATURDAY BUCK JONES THE KING 4>F COWBOYS in "30 BELOW ZERO" Also TWO REEL COMEDY "Charley, My Boy" And f • SERIAL "The POWER GOD" Always a Good Show THE ENTERPRISE Fair Association Higgins' Concert Band For 1927 Roanoke Fair BARITONE VOCALIST HAKRY DeGRAY Mr. DeGray, who assists the Hig gins' Hut»ar Band, has won many laurels throughout the States with his deep mellow baritone voice and a: an artist in singing. Local Church's Revival to End Sunday Night "When Chief of Sinners Was Converted," Is Subject Tonight On Tuesday night Evangelist De- Gafferelly preached on slaves. He took hiß text from John 8:34, "1 say unto you that every one who commit teth sin is a slave to sin." He said, in part, "The true Christian is the only man who is not a slave. There are some people in bondage who thmk themselves most free. Better | tc be a literal slave than a slave to sin." The evangelist then went on to speak of various kinds of slavery and said that all these can be summed up under three heads, slaves to error, to a lie, to ignorance. He then made a comparison between the condition of a physical slave and a slave to sin. He-said there are slaves who have grown afraid of freedom. Men who ere afraid to be Christians and as sume the place of dignity and respon- i tfibility that Cod would give them. All this, he said, prepares us for that all-important question, "can man be delivered from this awful bondage?" I The true answer is in Jesus Christ, i who creates in man a sense of per j Konal responsibility, personal worth, ' end his right relationship to God. On Wednesday night, Dr. DeGaffer elly brought one of his strongest ser mons on the subject, "Meeting God; Face to Face." He said that 2,70(1 years ago the Prophet Amos said, "Prepare to meet thy (Jod," and that was a message for today. "The sub lime assumption of the Bible," said the evangelist, "Is the fact that there ' is a God. God is man's great necas [ fiity. To meet God face to face man :is commanded. Man must prepare | for thibgK less important, why should he not prepare to meet God. This ' command is more than authority, it I is an utterance of God's love. Every one mußt meet God face to face, and this thought is wonderful, because man is made like God intellectually. How shall this preparation be made? By getting rid of all other Gods. Meet God here anHjy>w, meet Him through Jesus Christ." Last night was a special service. The part of the service was a remarkable demonstration by the chil ' dren whom the evangelist has been tiainmg for more than a week in acng and Bible drills. Every one was pleased and greatly surprised at such fine work learned so quickly and well by the boys and (irk. They answer ed more than a hundred questions on the Bible. Dr. DaGafTereflly deliver ed a special sermon to them on, "The Two Builders." He based his re marks on what Jesus said concerning the two men, one vyho .built £ts house upon the rock and the dther upon the said. "To dig deep," said the evan gelist, "is against the spirit of the times. Men are prone to build super ficially. You people try to 'get by' in school. A building is determined by its foundation; it can not be more commodious nor enduring than its foundation. So it is with character. The work of digging must be done before decoration. Jesus is the Rock of Ages and the only reliable foun- The Sermon theme for tonight is, "When the Chief of Sinners Was Converted." There will be no service Saturday night, but Sunday will be the big closing day. In the morn ing the sermon theme will be, "The Mind of the Master"; at night, "Mak ing Light of Christ and Salvation." Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, June 17,1927 Considered Equally As Good as Royal Scotch Highlanders The famous Higgins' Hussar Band ! will play the fair here this year, ac cording to Mr. J. L. Rodgerson, man ager of, the fair. Mr. Rodgerson states thatthe Higgins' Band has been a popular number on programs all over the country. It has a to lion equal that of the Mac Donald's Scotch Highlander's Band, according to those who have heard -perform- of the two. Mr. Frank F. Higgins, director of the famous band that bears his name, is formerly from Boston, and he will present 15 first-class musi-! cians and .soloists in the latest musi-1 cal entertainment consisting of popu lar and classical band selections. Mr. Harry DeGray, a noted bari-, tone, accompanies the band, making it one of the main features of the] programs rendered by Mr. Higgins' 15 musicians all over the States. Since its establishment, the Roan oke Fair Association has always pro vided the bgst in musical entertain ment, and this year, Mr. Rodgerson states, wiM be no exception to the rule. New Purchasers of Cars Get Concession on Tags Raleigh, June 14.—A ruling ..vaster day by Commissioner of Revenue R. A. Do ugh ton to the effect that all applicants for titles or licenses dated June 16 or later covering purchiasas of new or second hand cars would be permitted to purchase a new tag and would not be required to pay for six months' license expiring June 30, served to remove much of the prac tical eftect from the previous ruling that new tags would not be recog nized prior to July 1, but left that ruling still ,in effect. C. W. Roberts, executive, officer of | the Caroline Motor Club and of "the Automotive Trade Association, who in hiw former capacity is in charge of the 36 branch offices for the sale cf issued a statement in which he said that purchase of t-h* new tag would be sufficient on all purchases of automobiles on June 15. However, Sprague Silver, chief of the automobile bureau, >rtated that in structions to indict all owneis oper ating under new tags still stood and , that the only purpose of ( the new ruling was to avoid thr necessity of returning applications for additional remittances. ! Commwsioner Dmighton stated tfiat in making the new ruling he reserved I | the right for the department to make I ' inquiry and prosecute if wny auto | mobile hail been operated without ' proper license. I Local Agent Sells Many Fripridaires j Mr. O. S. Anderson, local agent for the Frigidaire, unloaded a half car j load of the machines here this week. The majority of the Frigidairan are especially built for the small user, there are several of the larger ma chines in the shipment for commer cial use. Mr. nderson stated that the ship ment was practically all sold ami that he was expecting several more in dividual orders to arrive within the next few days. Sunday Program at Church of the Advent Rev. C. >. Pardes Rector First Sunday after Trinity: 8.00 a. m., Holy Communion. | 11.00 a. m. Morning prayer and sermon. 10.00 a. m. Church school. 3.30 p. m. Holy Trinity Mission. There will be no evening service as an act of courtesy to the Christian Church congregation and pastor, who are conducting an evangelistic meet ing. The rector urges the church people to attend this service. T- JONES TAYLOR CALLER IN TOWN YESTERDAY Mir. T. Jones Taylor was a caller in our office yesterday. Mr. Taylor 1 says the crops in his section are, in his opinion, as good as he has ever seen for the season. He further stat ed that many of ithe farmers are mov ing just a little neaver the poorhouse each year. W. O. SAUNDERS TO TALK TO GIRLS CLUB MEMBERS W. O. Saunders, editor of the In dependent, of Elizabeth City, passed through town Thursday on his way to Camp Leach, near Washington, where he will add no»» the girii' dub mem bers of several counties who are camping &nd taking lemon* there. Club Members Return From i WeekinCkmp Miss Anna Trentham in Charge of Economics Instruction According to a report by Miss Ruby Gurkin, secretary, the several county economics clubs had a most delightful and beneficial week at Camp Leach recently. The 26 club members with Miss-Anna Trentham, j county home demonstrator, ami Mes d&mes T. B. Brandon and Jimmie Har "ripon, chaperones, left here Tuesday morning, June 7, for a week\ outing and economic instruction on the l'ujn iico. At the very outset, the outing took on the appearance of camp life. The girls would rise at 6 in the morning, go through their morning physical exercise, enjoy a few minutes' swim in the river and then dreas for break- ' fast. At 8:30, the club mwrfriers as-: sembled for class instruction; and, ac cording to reports, Misses Lois Rain- j water, of Jackson, Anna Trentham, and Mrs. Harrison did mur+i for the! Kirk; by giving them practical lessons i ill the various phases of economics as related to the home. During the week several ladies from | the county Visited the girls m H i de- j livered lectures during their stay. I Mrs. V. A. Ward, of Kobcr onville, j using as her subject, "Thi.ik for Yourself," made a splendid talk which was well received by the club •members. On Thursday, Mesdames A. R. Dunning and W. C. Mannihg fctive several food demonstrations and mentioned the right foods for health. Rev. Richard Bagby, of the Wash ington Christian Church, visited the camp Sunday and made an excellent talk to the young ladies. The Wed nesday before Dr. Bagby made his talk to the girls, Mr. R. J. Peel, of this place, visited the camp and led the clubs in the evening devotional exercises. The week's program was a most varied one, and one that was thoroughly enjoyed by the group. The 4-H Clubs, as* they i 'e known, ure made up byififris from James- j ville, Robersonville, rmele, Williamston, Bear (Trass, and 1 Gold Point. The clubs have a very large membership, and it was regret ted that so few were able to join in or. the trip. Miss Gurkin, in her report on the t rip, spoke very highly of the agent's work, ami stressed the great value de rived from the training and instruf tion given while at the camp. Thirteen Criminal Cases on Docket ! "»'■» ■ - Martin Coiifity Superior Court will convene Monday with Judge R. A. Nunn presiding. The criminal docket has only 13 cases for trial, 6 of them being cases mn appeal, from the Recorder's court. Of the thirteen cases, eleven of the criminal lawn are alleged to have been violated. Two cases are for housebreaking; j two cases for violating the liquor i law; and one each foi*llarceny, as j sr.ult, murder, assault with deadly, weapon, manslaughter, fornication, I carrying concealed weapons, reckless I driving, and cruelty to animals. The case against Oscar Wynne for killing his 5-da>s-ol I l>a,by, is the on ly charge of capital felony. Ephraim Woolard is charged with n)ant4nughtcr as the result of an au tomobile wreck near here April 29, when u, car driven by him struck an other, driven by John A. llrickhouse, of Grimesland, resulting in the death of W. W. Brickhouse, of Columbia, and injuring s-veral others. ' There has been no civil calendar ! p repa red CO ur t and the bar. | However, the lurfTteian of the court si't for trial at this te'hm four cases. J. Henry Gurganus Has Narrow Escape i ' Mr. J. Henry Gurganus suffered a very painful accident Wednesday while trimming a mule's mane. The animal became frightened :uid start eel running; a line Which was tied around the mule's nock caught Mr. i Gurganus by the foot and the mule I ran around the lot several times be fore the line broke and released Mr. Gurganus 1 , who found that he had r.o broken bcncs nor dangerous - bruises, but the shake up |-ut him in i Led. He thinks the breaking of the rope saved his life. i WELL-KNOWN GOLD POINT FARMEK VISITOR Hyman Warren, of Gold Point, was a visitor at the office yesterday. He says his crop is only fair, and that while he has improved his seed until he has the very best com and cot ton he has not been able to fully out grow the 1920 blight. ; Only Seven Days Remain to Register for School Election Town to Submit Proposal to Details of Counter-Offer Not Known at Present; To Be Submitted to Company at Once At a meeting here last Wednes day night, the town commission ers appointed Attorney R. 1.. Co- Surn to draw up a paper to sub mit to the Virginia Electric & j Power Co. relative to selling to that company the right to retail 1 electric current and power here. The terms to be embodied in ej the proposal are not known, and j since the proposal has not been completed, no details could be j learned this morning. The pa pers will 'he carried befo(re the commissioners at once, and passed I on to the Virginia company. It might he thai the town's prutpos- | Quota Includes Roads Built by County Funds Martin County Spent Over $550,000 for Its Roads and Bridges I lie State is now paying the coun- i lies that made loans to the highway commission, for building purposes the] sum of $8,000,000. Martin County had the distinguish ed honor of contributing the little j sum of $401,000, but they say we are not to get oyrs back. However, that is not all. The high way commission is charging Martin County with the roads that were built by its own money, und are even charging the county with the $150,- 000 we gave on the Roanok' bridge, nearly all of which was spent in Ber tie County. It really seems that the eommis-1 sion is treating the county worse than Jesse James did his victims. When i lie held a, fellow up and took all he had, he at least did not set up any j further charges against him. So if I the highway commission is not going to pay us hack, then they should not charge us with the mileage we buj/t with our own money in the equaliz ing to the counties. • j Hev. A. Corey says the slick road | from Williamston to Jamesville Will' slip you in the ditch unless you use I the greatest precaution, and, he says, j I it would help it toicover it with about I 7 inches of concrete. i Bifv-Legff'jd Pants Save Life of Hoy The first event yet recorded to commend hig-'li gged Sroiisers occur red in Jones County a few days ago, when a youngster who was working on a farm, wearing a. pair of the ox ford bai? trousers, wa.s struck by a large rattlesnake. The young man's leg was .so far from the edge of the big trouserrs that all of the force of the snake was exhausted before the fangs reached the young man. The snake tori* one of his fangs out by having it hung in the big trousers' leg. Baptists Announce for Week Nexit Wednesday evening at 8 o'- clock, the regular mid-wiek Bible , study will be resumed. Sunday morning the? pastor will : preach, having for his theme, "The I Fruits of Righteousness." Those who i will do so are asked to read, before I the service (iaJations 6:22-2.'s and ' Matthew 7:16-20. • There will he no service at this I church Sunday night, because this I v/ill be the last service of the series which have been going on at the ' Christian church. Now that vacation time is upon us, ! it may be necessary to remind the f eople that it is never wise to leave the church week out of one's program. There is a time for everything under the: sun, and first things should come first, In summer as well as in winter. 3 Children Killed by Cars Within 24 Hours Three children, each five years old or under, were killed in the city of GreekMboro within' 24 hours Sunelay and Monday by automobiles. Two of them were run »ver by diivers of cars and the other one was killed when the car in which it wns riding turned over. ; al to the power company «il! either call for the purrhu te ol Irauichisc and all equipment, or fur the franchise alone. The ac ceptance of the prop.xal by the power company is a matter for speculation, hut should it he ac cepted it in understood tht'tl the proposition will he placed before the people for their approval or rejection n-i s n a* possible. It is rumoritl iluii if .the power company rejects the proposal, other pr«ipo*it'i>ns will he |(iven "* further c«lait!erdltion it was stat ed yesterday afternoon. Warelu i.semon to Meet Tomorrow 'I he local warehousemen are sch« Jued (O IAEV'I t..m .rro . iif- ' term Km at :i :.'IU o'clock in the I office of the Dixie \\ a rehouse, according to information from one of t!ip warehousemen this morning, t he itafurc of the hiisi ness wa. not stated, hut the meet in K will be of much im portance, and the warehousemen are urge*) to alien.l. . / Recorder Has But Few Cases -- v Violator of liquor Law Fined Isaac Lee In Court Again Interest in'the recorder's court hi re Ttie««'ay r« ntered around two cases, the Hill Johnson liquor case and Uie Isaac Lee abandonment case. Hill Johnsoh, a colored miuiliving J at'the »-dge of town, »k ppiil officers when they searched his house for| liquor last Saturday and he was not ' u'. the hearing held before justice of the peace A. T. Crawford. 11«• wa.-. taught later in his home behind the -oigan and carried before Judge Hailey last Tuesday. Pleading guilty to the charge, he wus lined $15(1 s and re quired to pay the costs of the action. I A six months road sentence was sus- \ | ponded upon the defendant's bowing , I good behavior. Isaac colored, was in court , about two weeks ago facing on aban donment charge. The judge at that, time had the case, continued for two J weeks with the possibility that -I.ee 'would return .to his wif-- and young I child, but nothing so good as that | came about. Soon after the hearing I ! ol the. case that day, he wrote a let- I ter, indignant in nature, and told! his wife that hi would not return to. her, would not pay .he,doctor's bill or make any anvmls whatever, The' case came up aj ain yif terday and Lee war, required to pay Uie doctor's ■ bill and pay to the mother s!> each month for six months when another* I disposition of will be made There were six o'her cases on the Tuesday docket, but they were of lit tle or no importance. Skewarkee Lodge Elects New Officers The annual election of officers of Skewarkee Lodge, No. SMI, A. F. & A. M., wus held at the regular meet ing of the lodge on Tuesday night, i Luther Peel was elected Master, N. ' C. Green Senior Warden, L. H. Our ganus Junior Warden, C. I). Carstar phen, treasurer, and C. 1). Carstar | phen, jr., secretary. These officers will b'e installed at I meeting to he held after St. John's j Day. A public Installation of the | new officers is being considered. Sunday Services at Christian Church Kev. Asa J. Manning, Pastor_ Sunday school session at 9:45. W. C. Manning, superintendent. Morning worship at 11 o'cloekr Dr. A. F. De(!alTerelly, of Danville, 111., will preach. Sermon subject, "The Mind of the Master." Evening evangelistic service. Ser mon theme, "Making Light of Christ and .Salyation." This is the closing service of the revival, A love offer ing wiN be taken for the evangelist. I Advertise™ Will Find Our Col umn* a I-atchkey to Over 1600 Home!* -of M«rtin County. - ESTABLISHED 1898 Ti'tfe Voters to Register For Special Election On juiy sth For a bigger and hotter school in W.lham.iton Townslnp, the people cnly have seven more days to work.- - You can registec tomorrow and any day n*_x'. w. tk. If you do not, then will have no voice whatever :n saying whether or not the town ship shall have a bigger and better School. The registration books are located at the Farmers Supply Co., on Washington Street, and Koy T. Griftin is registrar. The election will be held on Tuesday, July 5. Our weakness now i.i because of t l "' P"11r educational opportunities of one bundle-1, fifty, an.l 'w»nty-ti\e > ears ago. The social, religious, and business standing of this community fifty years hence depends upon what We do now If we it re to keep step with the rest of the world, then we liiast do our best. The best thing we con give our cHldrcn i-. education, ■and the public school is the ' best kt >M.t way. It i. now iwpect •! t'tiit the c iun ty will be able to reduce the general tax about 5 cents on the $1(10 valua tion to run tin 1 schools for the six it onths term. This comes about I''lough the enlargement of th« equal isation fund from the State; and in dications now are that the - county will be able to reduce the tax even .more next year. This will help the , pin pie to put more in the special fund to provide a longer term. Register before -thje closing of the. books mi June 2ft, and vote-on July Mh for bigger and better schools for V\ illiaunton Township. Fair is Fortunate in Hooking Keiss Shows "l have bought ail my advertising i.iatier, made all arrangements in con nection therewith, but I would throw It all away and postpone our fair a week if we could get the Nat Keiss Shows to furnish the amusements for u. this year," were the words of one f; ir manager in the _eastern part ot 111'' Stale to a representative of the Kiiteiprise. day before yesterday, lie had seen the Nat Keiss Shows, T tun! he knew that they would furnish amusement, and at the same time en hance the rating of his fair, or else in such statement would have been 1 made. The local management con , sideis the booking of the Nat Keiss Shows highly important, and when he commends thorn to the Koanoke Fair patrons be does st> along with hun dreds of newspapers all over "SRe" country where these shows have played J The fair. September 27 ;H), is only n little over three months off, and 4 preparations are going un daily to I luuke it i tie of the best yet. Club (iirls Form County Council While at Camp I \ach last week, members of the .Martin 4-11 clubs or ! ganized a girls' county council, one j or the most important organizations j yet found for forwarding home de i mo nst rat ion w»_tk in a county ac cording to leaders in that field. The ! council i. made up of girls from all j over the cotyjty, and while its mem ■ bership at the present time is not j very large, an increase is exported j when the council ho his its firrft nieet l ing in September. Miss Icelene Martin, of Jamesville, was made.the council's first president; Miss Vara Rogers, of J was elected secretary; Miss Pauline Jenkins, of Kohersonville, is the coun (il's first vice piwident, and Miss llmma Hurst, of Gold Poiij£, was | made treasurer by the members of j the organization. Martin County to Get More Aid for Schools ! The State Equalization. Board is al- J most ready to distribute the $3,500,- 000 educational equalization fund for [ s'hools. Ninety of the 100 counties will receive this amount; the other ton receiving none. The poorer counties will get most of the fund, while the large rich counties will get nothing. Wilson is (he only county in this section of the SUite that will not appear m the re ceiving line. Martin County received ai>out sll,- 000 last year from the same source , but in a smaller distribution. This ! >ear, according Hon. P. H. John son, the member of tho board (from the first district, Martin County will probably get something like $20,000 : more than last year. However, it ■ may vary some, with reasonable hope . that it wiU be more.