Watch the Latel On Your
Paper; It Carrie* the Date
Yew Subscription Expiree.
Be in County
Former Champion of
National Canning Club
Miss Beulah Rodgers, a represen
tative of the educational department
of a manufacturer of fruit jars, well
known as a former national canning
club champion, will be in Martii:
County on June 28th and 29th to give
food preservation demonstrations to
the women and girls of the entire
county, whether they are club mem>
ibers or not. On Tuesday afternoon
at 3 o'clock, June 28th, she will give
her demonstrations in the Woman's
Club building in Williamston. On
Wednesday morning, June 29, at 9
o'clock, she will demonstrate in Ham
ilton at the Woman's Club room. On
the afternoon of the same day, ft 2j
o'clock, she will demonstrate in the
Williams Chapel community.
In 1928 Miss Rodgers was one of,
the 4-H canning-club girls chosen by
the Committee for Devastated France
to be sent to France and England im
mediately following the recent World ,
War for food-preservation work. Up
on her return to the United States,
she resumed her high-school studies
and, entered the State College of
lowa, where she completed a four
years course in home economics.
Miss Rodgers' unique experience in
France and England, and her splendid !
training in canning gives her an un
u.'ual fund of information as well an
extraordinary skill in demonstrating.
All the women and girls are urged to i
attend her demonstrations because
they will be benefited greatly.
Near 6,000 Mark
Potato Shipments to date from
North Carolina total 6,W>2 car lots,,
according to information from the
State Department of Agriculture.,
Thus indications are that the advance I
estimates of 0,000 car lot shipments '
will be more than fulfilled with the
shipments to date nearing the 6,000
mark, and a small part of the crop
yet to be harvested.
Shipments to date last year were
3,237 car lots.
Wednesday there were 365 car lot*
of potatoes, five car lots of beans, 36
car lots of cucumbers and one of
peaches shipped. Shipments of cu- J
cumbers this year have totaled about
100 cars to date.
Potatoes shipped from North Caro
lina are practically covering the east
ern part of the country, going as far
south as Miami, and as far north as
Boston and into other points in the
New England States^
Car Stolen While
Owner Is in Church
The car of Mr. J. O. Manning was
stolen from the streets of Everetts■
Wednesday night while Mr. fylanninß
was attending church there. He had
left his car, a Ford sedan about 10
ironths old, within 20 yards of the
church door, but no one seems to
have noticed the thief or thieves when i
they started it up and left. Mr. Man |
ning had left his hat and a girl's coat;
in the machine, which were also car
ried away. So%far, there have been
no clues as to the whereabouts of the
To Meet Monday
The regular meeting of the Everetts
camp of Modern Woodmen of Ameri
ca will be held Monday night, June
27. All members are urged to attend,
as we have one candidate to initiate
A good time is expected. I
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Buffalo Bill, Jr. in
4 Bonanza Buckaroo'
Clyde Cook in
"The Power God"
Episode No. 10
Always a Good Show.
ABE GOLDSTEIN BOOKED FOR 1927 FAIR
Abbie, a clown otrenown, will furnish many laughs for the thous
ands who will visit the itba-ioke Fair here September 27-30. With his dog,
Mr. Goldstsin creates all kinds of stunts that meet with hearty favor.
Personal Property List Thought Approximately
Same As Last Year, With Possibility of Gain
According to unofficial reports
from several of the tax-list tak
ers, a sharp decrease in the valu
ation of real estate can be expect
ed when the books are received
by the commissioners. The a
mount of the decrease is thought
to be great, but not as much so
as some are expecting, according
to various reports. One township,
Griffins, it is understood, will have
Rahway, N. J., Record
Each week press reports are re
vived from the towns where the Nat
Keiss Shcflvs play, and since the shows
will play the Roanoke Fair here next
September 27-30, the repc|u> are vefy
interesting. The carnival is at Rail
way, N. J., this week, and in report
j ing the opening of the shows there
; the Rah way Record says:
"The largest and cleanest carnival
ever coming to this city opened last
night on the East Milton Avenue
grounds with an unusually large
opening crowd attending. * * *.
"The carnival was officially opened
at 7.30 o'clock last night (Monday,
June 20), when Mayor Thomas A
Fyffe turned on the switch which
started the nine large riding devices
und lighted the twenty attractions and
two-score concessions on the grounds.
The city executive was introduced
" * * * Mayor Fyffe spoke of the
wonderful work the Red Men were
doing * * *. He stated that he hud
looked the carnival over and found it
lived up to the motto of the Nat Reiss
Shows, "The show with a worth-while
The Record goes on to's.ay, "At the
invitation of General Agent M. L.
Morris, members of the Kiwanis Club
and other prominent citizens made n
complete survey of the show and failed
to find a single money wheel or girl
show on the grounds, and every show
was just as represented by the at- i
tendants tftt'the outside, pf the tents
A separate investigation tour was
made by newspaper men, and every
show visited was of the highest char- '
The Nat Reiss in a train
of 30 double-length railroad cars, and
their coming to the Roanoke Fair here
this year will provide amusement for
Fire Siren Fails to
Make Enough Noise
When tested last Tuesday night,
the electric Are siren recently install
ed here, failed to come up to the
guarantee made by the sellers. Chief
Henry D. Harrison had representa
tives of the fire company stationed in
four directions, and in only one case
was the sound of the siren heard. Mr.
J. R. Stanley reported that he heard
the howler at the end of the fill a
cross Conine creek toward Windsor
Other representative on the other
but they stated that many automo
biles were passing and that their
three roads failed to hear the sound,
passing might have prevented the I
sound reaching their stations.
The (ire department is writing the
manufacturers, asking if there ar»
ony adjustments that can be made
to increase the volume of the siren's
Presiding Elder at
Elder H. I. Glass, of Eliz
abeth preach at the Meth
cdist Church in Jamesville Sunday
moming~»t ,11 o'clock. The public is
cordiaHy invited to attend this serv
ice. .. 1
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, June 24, 1927
an increase estimated to be a
round SIB,OOO. A decrease run
ning around SIOO,OOO was report
ed in one township, but it is not
official, therefore little weight can
be attached to th* statement.
The valuation of personal prop
erty will about hold its own, and
it is thought probable that a
small gain will be shown there.
More Talk of
Advertisements of Ford
Stolen from Agency
A jolly gentleman, neat in appear
ance, walked into the office of the
Williamston Motor Co., local Ford
dealers, this morning, aitd asked to
uee the boss. He was referred to the
Messrs. Woolat® and Green, and af
ter a hurrjed introduction, so hurried,
in fact, that neither Mr. Woblard nor
Mr. Green understood his name, he
placed a newspapi r, "The Wall Street
News," on the manager's desk and
proceeded to read therefrom alleged
specifications of the new type of Ford
The "dope" fell on ready ears, and
I several of the company's employees
stood with heads bent ami "rrumth.i
| open in an effort to get all the rmin
| had to read. He went all tKe way
' down one column and then a second
one with no one in the audience
doubting the sincerity* of his mission
When he had finished, Mi 1 . Woolard
caked him a few questions, but the
gentleman stated that Mr. Edsel Ford
had refused to give official specifica
tions but he happened to run
across the Wall Stivet paper with
two columns of specifications and
p.ladly passed the information along.
While the specifications might be
false, it will be interesting to know
what the mysterious man read. As
to the price of the new car, it war. a
little higher thj.n the one row charged
for Fords. Something was said
about the car's running 60 miles an
and averaging 86 mile* to tho
gallon of gasoline. It will have the
gear shift common in all cars and
will have four cylinders.
A great many other details were
given, but the caller read so fast thai
the /nanagers of the Williamston Mo
toi Co. refused to mention any others
for fear they would not quote him
exactly. It must be remember that
his specifications are not official and
are not to he taken at their face val
ue. He left hurriedly, never reveal
ing the purpose of his mir.sion.
It is tho general understanding that
official information will be given the
public around the first of next month
While it is not certain, it is thought
that the informaion relating to the
new Ford is founded on certain pre
liminary and experimental advertise
nn nts and not on official statements
The official Ford advertising agency
stated that there experimental adver
tisements were stolen from the a
gency, and that the statements arc
believed to have been originated in
a New York financial news agency
A telegram sent to all newspapers in
the United States and Canada by N
W. Ayer & Son, advertising agents
o* the Ford company, told of the
theft. The material used in the stol
en advertisements, the telegram stat
ed,'"which in many particulars is fic
titious and imaginative, has been is
sued as authentic by a news agency.
N. W. Ayer A Son state that the car
ir nDt complete; therefore any al
leged specifications have no warrant
Mrs. Clarance O. Pardo and Jimmy
returned from Norfolk Tuesday where
they had been visiting her mother.
They were accompanied by Mrs. Par
do's brother, Ernest Raughton, who
▼rill visit them for several days.
Held in Windsor Tues
day Night; Congress
man Is Speaker
The Eastern Carolina Chamber of;
Commerce held a meeting in Windsor
Tuesday night. Mr. Newell G. Bart
lett, secretary, of Kinstm, was in
charge, and Judge Winston was toast- !
niaatar. The meeting was held in the
Red Cross dining hall. Resides most
I of the business men of Wtrfftsor, then '
I were many visitors from Ahoskie, Au- j
h r.der, Kelford, Lewiston, Conetoe,
Williams-ton, and several other towns.
After the usual welcome and re- j
sponse, W. C. Manning was called on
for a few minutes to give some rea
sons why the people should support
| Eastern Carolina Chamber of
Mr. Hnrtlett showed his block of
advertising muterial of Williamston, j
which will be shown at flv* State fairs
in the Middle West thij "fall as well
as in a number of othes sections of
the country. ,
A three-minute memb rship drive
was made, which result* I in almost
a hundred per cent sign up.
Mr. J. 11. Matthev's thin introduced i
Congressman Chas. 1,. A'lernathy, of
New Llt'rn, who made a \ »ry interest
ing speech with "Eastern Carolina,
the Eden" as his subject.
lie explained how he had taken a
i 17,000-mile trip aroun I, over, and
through our country and had been to
places where one could »l(ear nothing
but praises of the fine things they had
•e offer coming from every mouth, j
from bootblacks to the advertising
specialists. Yet, he *.Jd he had
found tip place where th-re was any
improvement in climate, soil, rnln, J
shine, transportation, aid the other
ninety and nine things hat make a
good country over that found in the
very midst of his own hortie section
He held up the Eastern Carolina ban- |
j iter from start to finish nn! explained
how we could do thing* if we would. I
Clark Drujf Company
Installs New Fountain
The Clark Drug company is in- I
stalling today a new fountain of the
Itiltrite make. Work was start ml on
the task last, night and after work-'
| i-ig all night, th' greater part of to
day and tonight will be used to com- ■
,f.lete the installation.
The new fountain-is-of the latest
manufacture and has the modern
features of refrigeration. Everything
r.erved from the fountain will be sen- i
ed nt a freezing temperature. Of
couree, ice will be used in the mixing !
of cool drinks, but at the same time !
the syrups and water will be around
the freezing point.
Mr. C. B. Clark, senior member of ;
rf the firm, stated this morning that
there would be a few changes made
in the present arrangements, but that i
in the main, the store would remain j
Rev. I). C. Malone Dies
After Extended Illness
News of the death of the Rev
Charles Daniel Malom 82, rector of I
numerous churches in this county foi
more than 20 years, reached here sev
eral days ago. He died Friday, Juno
17, at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
J. E. Winn, in Ixiuishurg, after an
extended-illness. He retired ten years
Mr. Malone had been confined to
his bed for nine months and for the
phst month had grown gradually
weaker. He is survived by one broth
er, Dr. J. E. Malone, of Louisburg,
and six children, Mrs. Emily Fuller,
rf Chocowinity, Mrs. J E. Winn, of
Hem! 'i*Kon; It. J. Malone, of Louis
burg; C. N. Malone, of Scotland Neck,
Ellis Malone, of Williamston; and
Rev. E. Lucien Malone, of Florence,
Ala., and a host of other relatives and
County Potato Crop
The Irish potato crop in this county |
is small as compared to the crop in i
many surrounding counties. Carload
shipments will 'not run over 50 in i
number according to estimates given !
out this morning by th6se acquainted |
v/ith the shipping end of' the crop.
To date there have been loaded at the ,
local station around thirteen cars, and !
it is understood that similar. ship- '
ments have been made from James- '
villc, Everetts, Robersonville, Parm
ele and Hassells.
The price received by farmers in '
this county will not compare favor
rbly with those received in those
counties where the crop was a few
days earlier than it wan here. The
present price is $3.75 on the local
market, and the average for the sea
son here U around $5.
Wynn Gets 3
To 5 Yearsfor
Entered Plea of Guilty
to Manslaughter; Is
Accepted by State
Oscar Wynne was placed on trial
Wednesday for killing his' five-day
old baby a few months ago. The cir
cumstances in this case pointed pret
ty clearly to his doing the killing, yet
there were a good many weak links
in the State's case, which, it is con
ceded, would have prevented a convic
tion of first-degree murder.
To make the complications greater,
Wynn recently stated that l.e had i.
"spell" of some kind, similar to a fit,
and as he felt it coming on he started
toward the bed where the baby lay.
He says he was not conscious when
he reached the bed, and when he re
rained consciousness he was lying on
the bed with his arm across the dead~
baby's neck. There was no one to re
fute this statement except his wife,
and a wife is not admitted as a wit
ness against her husband. As the
laSv now stai.ds, even if a man wer*
to kill a half dozen of his wife's chil
dren before her very eyes, she can not
come into court and tell it on the wit
By agreement between Punning
and Stubbi , who were appointed coun
sel for the defendant by. the court,
and the State's solicitor Wynn plead
guilty to manslaqghter and accepted
a sentence of not less than three -nor
more than five years in the Stat*
Wynn had stated that if he could
not be frej*d he hail much rather take
a term, in prison than to go to the
insane asylum. He appeared greatly
pleased when ho found what his fate
was and remarked that he did not
mind the work in the least.
This case concluded the criminal
calendar, and only one civil case of
any importance has yet been called,
that of James vs. Taylor, which will
take practically the rest of the week
to try, it is thought.
The superior court has been with
vut excitement the entire week. Ap
parently nothing out of the ordinary
has happened, although two people
were tried for murder and eight per
sons broke the bonds of matrimony
and were loosed on the world to do
-cither better or worse.
Of the divorces, there were two
granted to white i uuples and two to
Simon Fagan, jr., was convicted of
house breaking and sent to the Edge
combe roads for twelve months.
- Ephraim Woolard, who drove a car
into another one driven by W. W.
Hrickhouse seven miles from William
ston in May, plead guilty to the
charge of manslaughter and was fined
SSO and charged with the costs in
the case. > The solicitor consented to
this light judgment because Mr.
Hrickhouse, whose father wsui killed
in the accident, and others in the car
had no idea that Woolard had delib
erately caused the accident; but, like
so many drivers, simply miscalculated
A he (Goldstein, Clown,
Booked for Fair
With a thousand laughs compressed
ii. his system, Abe Goldstein, clown,
will be one of the funniest features at
the fair here September 27-80. What
would a circus be with a clown? And
speaking of the art of pantomimicry,
Abie, who has beyi identified with the
leading circuses of the c*Untry, stands
without a peer. The fair's 'manage!
stated that this free act cost a con
siderable sum, but with worth-while
recommendations coming from many
sources, he felt that it would be un
just to the fair's patrons not to book
- Mr. Goldstein is not only a clown
but,' with his little dog, is a creator of
stunts that brings a hearty laugh
from all who see him.
The booking of the famous Higgins
band was announced last week, and
this week we note Abie and his dog.
Next week, Mr. Rodgerson states that
he will have other bookings ready for
announcement. He further stated
that the list of free acts this year
would constitute one of the main fea-'
tures of the fair.
1)1 ItECTORK DISTRIBUTED
TO TELEPHONE USERS
Telephone directories are being dis
tributed this week to subscribers, and
many changes are noted. Rural tele
phone subscribers win note that every
number in the rural system has been
changed, and that it is important to
consult the directory before making
a call. On top of this change in num
bers about 6(1 telephones will be
switched to new lines. All telephone.
subscribers who do hot understand the 1
new number assigned them are asked
to call central, give their name and |
the number will be explained.
Tomorrow Is Last
Court Likely to Go
Into Next Week
Inletw the unexpected hi*p
peiiH, the present term Superior
court will • extend into next
week, probably ending Tuesday.
Judge Nunn ha* another ap
pointment fur next week and to
brine this term to a close as
soon as poKMible court will hold
tomorrow. Should the session
go into next week. Judge Nunn
will arrive at his appointment
a day or so late. There are
around 2."> witnesses to he call
ed now in the James-Taylor
suit, and should the ca*e run its
.•egular course, it w ill no doubt
last through part of next week.
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1 he Uiwuiiis Club .meeting Wednes-1
day took up .several matters of im
portance to the community.
Messrs. W. T. Meadows and Victor
Shelburne, of the tobacco market,
were present -to solicit the support of
the Kiwanis for a bigger and better
Übucco market this year. John l>.
Biggs, Oeorge H. Harrison, and VV. C.
Manning were appointed to help map
| out plans of work for the Kiwanis,
! chamber of commerce, and tobacco
board of trad.;.
Hon. A. I>. McLean, of Beaufort
| County, was introduced as the speaker
of the oceuwion. Mr. McLean is one j
of the State's roundest thinkers. He
j served Beaufort County in the last |
j r.Ossioil of the legislature and proved '
himself one of the wisest lawmakers'
lof that body. He is not a politician
' in any sense of the word.
The subject of his talk was "Tax*
j ution," and he showed the easy poR- I
j sibillty of more values for less money.
The meeting was one of the best for
I several months.
Cake Contest at
There wer*- quite a number of
cakes entered at the cake contest held
under the auspices of the Woman's
Club' last week. The first three
j prizes we'e awarded to Mrs. T. W.
; Lee, Mrs I'. Har.i' i, and Mi*. J
W. Watts, jr., each receiving a may-'
j onnaise set. Six persons drawing
I lucky numbers were awarded prod
ucts of the company which staged the
j contest. The prize money of $lO was
given to the club.
At- a meeting held some time ago
the president of the club was asked
to name a first vice president, and
Mrs. I'. B. Cone was named to fill
j the office.
Now Being- Considered
I'pon his return from a several-j
days business trip, J. T. Chase, man
ajjer of the Carolina UivisioW of the
Virginia Electric & I'ower Co., founo
in his office this morning the town'.i
counter power proposal. Mr. Chase
j stated that he had not had the oppor
tunity to go over th(* proposition, but
j that he would go over it today and
would take it before the board of di
| rectors of his company as soon as pos^,
) sible. While Mr. Chase was unable j
| to say how lohg it would take to get
j the matter before his board, he was
| sure it would receive prompt atten- j
Services at Christian
> Church at Jamesville
There will be services at the James
ville Christian church Sunday. Morn
ing subject, "Is Cod Responsible for
Man's Afflictions?" Evening subject,
I "What Is Man?" There will also be
preaching at I'Oplar Chapel Saturday
Of Firemen Monday
Members of the local volunteer flru 1
• company ar to be in attend- :
ance upon the m'eting of the com- j
i pany next Monday night at 8 o'clock ■
Mr. Henry D. Harrison, chief, j
will have several important matters
to place before the body. The East
Carolina Firemen association will
meet here next month, and plaiis for
the meeting will be arranged next
Monday night. A few technical points
pre to be straightened out in con
nection with the firemen's relief fund
This fund is donated to by the State,
and after a few questions are answer
ed, the local company will receive its
i chare of the fund.
Advertisers Will Find Our Col
umn* a Latchkey to Oyer 1600
Homea of Martia Conaty.
326 Registered Up to
Today for Special
• School Election
A count of the registered voter* for
the special school ■ election in tt»i«
township showed that only 326 had en
tired their names on the registration
books. Ihe books close tomorrow at
sunset, und if you would vote in th»
election on July 5 it is absolutely
necessary that you register before to
n'orrow at sunset.
Mr. t.rittin stated yesterday after
noon that the number might reach
350 before tomorrow evening, but if
it did it would be the largest day's
rt gistration recorded since the books
have been open.
The possible voters in the township
are estimated to number around (>OO,
and, according to the books, just a
few more than half have registered.
During the last few (.'ays, the ma
jority of those registering have been
from outside the town's corporate lim
its. In spite of this, however, the
outside number is understood to be
very small, and especially is it so
when the number of eligible voters
outside the town is considered. •
The books are at the Farmers Sup
ply Co.'s store on Washington Street,
and every citizen desiring to vote in
the election July 5 is urged to enter
his name on the books before tomor
roy at sunset.
To Make No Further
Point About Auto Tags
Raleigh, June 24. -"We are now in
the last week, and we will not start
any racket about 'anybody using a
new license smm' now on," declared
Commissioner of Revenue R. A.
The department has not receded
from its ruling that it is illegal to use
a new license before July I, but will
simply make no point about any vio
lations of that ruling which may oc
cur from now on, the energies of the
department being directed to seeing
to it that all licenses are furnished by
July 1, there being no intention to
extend the time for purchase of new
Commissioner Doughton yesterday
issued tile following statement urging
automobile owners to secure their li
ft rises early:
"Sales of automobile and truck li
censes are proceeding very satisfac
torily at the central office in Raleigh
in the Revenue lluilding, and reports
of sales at some of the branch offices
are very gratifying.
'"I he entire month of June is be
ing given over to the accommodation
of owners of motor vehicles to the end
that they may get their licenses be
fore July I They are being warned
against waiting for the very last days
of the month and thereby causing de
lay and inconvenience, both to them
selves and the department. Last
June, during the last two or three
•lays before the close of the legal
period owners of cars stood in lino
fci hours waiLuit: for their turn to
procure their liebnSWy Licenses must
be procured before July 1 by those
who expect to use their cars."
At Baptist Church
Sufiday mroning, the pastor will
preach on "The Lord's Treasury." At
X o'clock in the evening, the sermon
subject will be, "Thorns in the Flesh."
There will he the regular mid-week
Bible study, at the church next Wed
nesday night at K o'clock.
Now that Uw*-w,j»rm weather is up
on us, an effort will be made to make
the church services as brief a.s is con
sistently possible. Last Sunday morn
,ing we were in the church only 45
minutes. By having all services ex
actly on time and shortening the time
f the service, we can, therefore, ex
pect the people to attend whatever
services are announced.
Those attending Sunday are re
spectfully asked to bring their con
If there should be individuals or
homes about us which in any way
need the ministrations of the pastor
or the church, the pastor would thank
■any one for reporting the same to
him. . *•
In Meeting Tonight
The Philathea Class of the Chris
tian Church will meet tonight with
Mrs. John A. Ward at her home in
New Town. All the members are re
quested" to attend, as the delegates
have a splendid report from the State
Misses Virginia and Vivian Taylor,
of Greensboro, will arrive this we«k
end to visit their parents, Mr. aad
Mrs. Henry D. TajW^r.