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Seven Stills Seized
By Officers Tuesday
Is Largest Raid of Stills
Ever Made Before
Q in This County
J. Raleigh Manning, Vance Price,
and F. C. .Williams raided .seven stills
in .Free Union, or Gawk, on Tuesday,
July sth. Ft is believed thi#- raid
wrougWt more .moonshine destruction
raid ever „made.m this coun
ty, certainly so far ,as the destruc
tion of were concerned.
The first tfafceh of the day was in
the rear of Milton James' home,
where the officers found 250 gallons
of beer, oae still of the flouMer type,
one cooler, a, (bucket, a shovel and a
Aft the .second place there were
found 200 gallons of beer, 3 lard
stands, 2 empty barrels, a bucket, an
axe, and a KtUl of the same type as
the first.
Hy thus *time the officers decided to
put in a, few hours hunting stills,
and them began to work. Soon they
found 2(H) gallons of beer, a cool«r,
3>-ugs, 2 buckets, an 80-gallo.i cop
per still, one ooil, ,3 em|#ty barrel.-*,
ami an axe.
At the fourth place, ,they found
just a little bigger preparations; 30()
gallons of beer, 4 buckets, 4 gallons
of liquor, a 75-gaJlon still, one coti, a
cap, doubler, a,nd a cooler.
Thing's had brightefned up a bi't
when they found the fifth stand.
There were 460 gallons of beer, 2
empty barrels, a doubler, 2 buckets,
4 jugw, ,a large lot of sheet copper
where the still had peeii mfanufact
At the sixth place, there were 2r>o
gallons of beeir, two 10-gallori kegs,
8 gallons.of liquor, one d'oubler, one
cooler, 1 axe, and 4 lard sftanda.
Up to this time no .sign of humain
life had been seen, but i%t the sev
enth .place two men were seen at
work. However, they too much
start on the officers a;#d .made their
escape. They left their outfit, con
sisting,of 300 gallons of beer, in bar
refvi, fuid KK) gallons in a vat, 3
empty .barrels, 1 gas drum, 4 buckets,
several jugs and fruit jars, one axe
and a doubler. From this place, the
raiders went|baick to one of the places
•torn down earlier in the day. They
found two men there working hard
to repair the destruction. They had
gotten together some of the .barrels
and we're ajmu't to get enough to re
build J5 new (barrels. They had
worked tip all their material and left,
apparently for nvore material, but
did not return. ,
The last place raided proved the
of all. The ftrsrt thi,ng caught
w«s Fleetwood Brooks and Nymphus
James, who were taken before A.
Ccrey, justice of the peace, »t James
ville, and bound over under bond for
their appearance before Judge Bailey
Tuesday, July 12.
They alwo capturdd a jnule and
cart belonging to Milton who
is now in the (Martin County jail
.■serving a Federal term for manu
facturing liquor. In addition to Uhe
men, the mule a,nVl cart, they cap
tured a 100-pound bag of sugar, a
of corn fneai, 400 gallons of beer.
No *rtiH was found here.
Sufficient Power for
Fertilizer Factory
According too a town official, several
citizen* are in doubt as to the town's
present poweir plant being able to
Jumish the guano fartory f sufficient
power should ft come here. Mayor
J{. L Coburn states that necessary
power for the factory was carefully
looked after by officials of the fUrtil
i«er company and they stated that
recording to the superintendent of
lights here ther? was more than
enough power to furnish their plant.
' World's Champion
Cowboy in
"The Strange Rider"
Comedy and Serial
■ Always a Good Show;
Home Agent's.
June Report
June Is Another Active
Month for County's
Home Agent .
June was another husy month for
the county's home demonstration a
gent. It her report to the commis
sioners here Fast Monday, Miss Anna
Trentham, home agent, accounted for
on amount of work that would seem
almost impossible. During the month
W meetings were held with a total
attendance of 325. Eighty-four dem
onstrations in food preservation and
preparation, clothing, arts, and crafts,
poultry and recreation .were held duir
ing the month. Fifteen visifc to
homes were made; office calls amount
ed to 35 an number; telephone calls
totaled 25. Around 30 bulletins were
sent out, 75 letters were written, and
four articl&s were published; besides
this the agent did woik toward beau
tifying grounds and gave lectures in
nutrition. In performing her duties
she traveled 1307 miles and spent
2?. 1-2 tlays in field work and 2 1-2
days in her office.
In her report to the commissioners
Miw Trentham writes, "One week
was spent in holding an encampment
for the club girls of the county The
work given was both educational and
recreational. Five looal wpmen as
sisted in holding the camp, and Miss
Lois Rlainwater, home demonstration
agent, Jackson, N. C., was present
three days. She taught nature study,
feed preservation, and arts and
ei aft s.
"The home agent spent one week
in Asheville, N. C., attending th« an
nual meeting of the national home
economics association, a meeting to
advance the work of home-making in
"The county was fortunate in hav
ing two well-trained home economics
womem to coime and give demonstra
tions and lectures during the month,
Miss Beulah Kodgers ami Mrs. Ida
Cornforth, both from the lowa State
College, Ames, lowa. Miss Rodgers
guve demonstrations in food preser
vation. Miss Cornforth, who has
done sperial work in the feeding of
children at the Merrill Palmer School,
Deitoit, Mich., gave splendid lectures
in nutrition and the care of children.
Keport of County
Agent for June
According to the report of the
county agent to the commissioners in
session here last Monday, much valu
able information will be available rel
ative to the fertilization of tobacco
whem demonirftrationß now under way
are completed. These demonstrations
have been under way for some time,
and will terminate with the harvest
ing of the tobacco. AH farmers in
terested in the results may nee the
agtmt for details.
Mr. Brandon spent 21 days during
June in field work; five days attend
ing to office work; held 82 confer
ences; wrote 107 letters; visited 65
farms, and traveled 862 miles. More
than 400 hogs were treated during
the month, .bringing the number treat
ed since January 1 to 3,328. A car
of hogs was shipped to Richmond,
bringing the number of cars shipped
to four for this year. The agent re
ports a small outbreak of the swine
plague in the county but does not
think it to be serious.
The majority of the agent's time
during the imonth was devoted to
treating hogs and feeding demonstra
Equalization Board
Meets in Raleigh
The Equalization board is in ses
sion in Raleigh today herring com
plaints relative to the distribution of
the school equalisation fund.
The following counties ore expect
ed to be represented in the hearing,
Alexander, Bertie, Camden, Catawba,
Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde
Hertford, Jadcson, Mitchell, Moore,
end Pasquotank. These counties claim
they have bedn discriminated against
as compared to what other counties
have received. Tlwy cite the fact that
five counties, Beaufort, Cleveland,
Cumberland, Nash and Roberson each
received eight tirrles a' much under
the board's distribution than they re
ceived last year.
There has been & big falling off in
tlx listing values of the property in
some of these counties cince 1920.
Beaufort has diopped $16,000,000;
Nash, $17,000,000 and Roberson, $26,-
000,000. Some of the counties that
lost in the new equalization say there
is a great deal of trouble ahead for
the Board of Equalisation.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, July 8,1927
Town Fathers
Hold Regular
Monthly Meet
Barbecue and Hot I)oj?
Stands Ordered Off
Principal Streets
The town commissioners had a busy
session last Wednesday night when
they discussed and parsed upon more
than a dozen tax revisions, ordinances
election of members of the police
force and salaries of town officials.
The special town taxes were looked
into, but in the main the hoard fol
lowed the suggestions made by a
committee who had previously looked
into the matter. Hotels, boarding
houses, and cafes were put on the ex
em{rt list. An increase was made in
the tax for second-hand clothes deal
ers from S2O to SIOO. New special
taxes were made for bread, radio and
electric refrigerator dealers. The
ibread dealer's tax was placed at SSO;
the radio tax is to be $lO ami the one
for electric refrigerator dealers was
placed at $lO. The remainder of 'the
list will remain practically the same
a>- it has been.
A sone was established prohibiting
the operation of barbecue and hot dog
standi on Main and Washington
streets north of the A. C. L. ruilroad
tracks. Chief Daniel was ordered to
notify the owners of now existing
barbecue and hat dog stands to movo
from wtihin the zone. Ice cream ven
ders will not be allowed to carry on
their 'trade on Main street.
Applications for jobs on the police
force were numerous and tl)e appli
cants were anxious, for some offered
to take the job at a small figure.
Henry Allsbrookit was made night
policeman. W. n. Daniel was unani
mously ejectc*! chief to follow him
self. Six applications were entereo
iii the case of the nigHt job and two
for the chief's position.
Upon motion made by a member or
the board to the mayor pro torn, the
board ordered that the salary of May
or Coburn be raised to S6OO a- year
and that of the treasurer be increas
ed to SIOO a month.
Chief Daniel was oderod 'tA look af
ter the brimming of dead trees ami
to cut down weeds on the streets.
Marriage Licenses
For June Total 14
The number of marriage licenses
istued by Register of Deeds J. Sam
Getsinger during June reached 14,
two less than the number issued the
same month last year. Fourteen li
censes were issued last month, 10 of
them to colored couples und four to
white couple*. I.ast month, 6 licenses
went to white couples and 9 to colored
couples. * "■
The licenses issued by Mr. Get
singer are as follows:
Lee Leggett, of Pitt County, 22;
Fannie Perry, 19. Henry E. Brown
ing, of Edgecombe County, 29; Con
nie Gertrude Roberson, 19. James
Taylor Pugh, of Oriental, 25; Bessie
Elizabeth Rollins, Pitt County, 19.
Robert Edward Lee Hux, 21; Mittie
Thomas, 27. George B. Edmondson,
43; Ida Thomas Wynne, 29.
Abram Jones, 21; Lizzie Hyman,
24. George Carraway, 21; Annie Mc-
Slude, 18. Clyde Williams, 20; Man
da Jane Roberson, 16. Edward Cof
fkld, 21; Rosa Lee Chester, 19. Chas.
Bennett, 21; Ada Bell Hardison, 19.
Victor Roberson, 21; Ina Clemmons,
18. Eugene L. LoCentino, 22; Rosa
bud Pitt, 19. James Biggs, 20; Lula
Brown, 18, Otis Staton, 60; Maggie
Pitt, 47.
Mrs. Sallie Sherrod
Dies in High Point
Mrs. Sdlie Sherrod, of High Point,
died there Sunday from an attack of
heart disease.
Mrs. Sherrod was the daughter of
the late H. L. Sherrod, of Hamilton.
She was a sister of B. B. Sherrod, of
HamiHon, and ww the second wife
of M>. Arch Shorrod. They mov«M
from Hamilton to High Point a few
years after her m&riage. Mrs. Sher
rod had many relatives in Martin
She leaves her husband and two
daughters, Miss Lucille Sherrod, of
High Point, and Mrs. Herbert New
bold, of Statesville.
Sunday Services at
Church of the Advent
Rev. C. O. Party K/adtit-
Fourth Sunday after Trinity:
10 a. m.—Church tfchool, Mr. N. C.
Green, superintendent
11 a. m.—Morning prayer anil ser
No night service during the sum
mer lpoifths. The morning service
will be the (shortened form and the
sermon not more than 16 minutes in
Commissioner* To
Meet Next Monday
The county
will meet qut of regular se»-
siun here next Monday, July 10.
The aeverajl tajv-lfcit takers will
cqme betqre the morttni; that
day wjflh their books. Besides
woeptitng the tax bunks, the
wijl devote a
part of the day to ta.N budget
Hold Regular
Meet Monday
Few Complaints Come
Before Board for
The board of county commissioners
had an easy day Monday, w?th per
haps fleas of the ganettt} complaints
than for many months; July one ap
pial for help and only o ii tu,x com
plaint being made.
Besides passing on u I allowing
the general accounts, t3> board in
creased 'the allow ante of J. F. Farm
er from $4 to $5 per month.
The estate; of Mrs. I), A. Outter
bridge wus released from payment of
SI.OO dog tax, listed in Koberaon
ville Township 'through error.
On motion, it was ord -red that no
license be an; circus, me
nagerie, wild-west show, or carnival
shows from August 27 October 8.
ft was ordered tluit C(ipy of this
resolution 'be sent to the . omniission
er of revenue with request that
the State refuse to such
tihows during 'the sain# period.
The sum of $25 was donatt'.l to the*
North Carolina Children's Home So
The bills of the county approved
ujul ordered paid by the commfeaion
or. amourtU*! to $8,663.20. The a
mount appears ra'ther large because
there are many items 'that ordinarily
do not appear. For there
are superior court, county-home
costfc, county home pay, 'rolls, and
jury tickets. The expenditures fid
Superior court schedule, June
term __5126.04
Recorder's court, June term 2(>.
Southern Sanitary Co. 29.60
Tietasur.>r, >itate Association
of County CnmmiKsioners .. 5.00
Car. 'J'eil. & Tel. Co. 30.10
S. C. Griffln, (lumber, co. home 12.90
Wfllia'mfcton Supply" Co., lum
ber county hom - - ... 23.85
11. C. Green, for work, county
H. C. GYeen, ditto 22.50
H. C. Green, ditto 25.00
11. C. Green, ditto ■ r ~ 19.00
11. C. Green, di'tto 35.00
11. C. Green, ditto ___ 27.90
H. C. Green, ditto ___ 49.76
Harris Hdw. Co., pain't, county
home 29.00
Hajris Hdw. Co., dynamite,
county home j' 33.50
.Standard Oil 00., co. home »_ 11.25
S. K. Biggs, 2 ooffliw _ 57.50
J. 11. Roberson, pi pin,)', coun
ty home 32.50
A. T. Periy, lumber, co. home 1.92
Ivd wand's & Hrougl#ton, boolcs
and furniture 477.87
Anna Trentham, service 87.20
R. J. Feel, exams in lurrncy 10.95
J. D. Simpson, service, iK-nsion
'board 2.00
W. M. Perry, ditto „ .... 2.00
'P. H. Rives, ditto „c... 2.00
Dr. W. E. Warrari, county »up
erimitenderft of health 30.00
Gertrude Norton, clerk 'o 1 rc£-
iVter of deed's #5.00
Mfttie Brown, ditto . '60.00
H. G. Horton, salary,'solicitor. 62.50
J.' W. Ilailey, jrfdgo . 75.00
J. S. Geftsinger, ret;, of doods. 250.00
J. S. Getsinjfer, co. auditor 60,00
(Continued on the hick page)
Says East Carolina Tobacco
Crop Much Below Average
Well Known Tobacconist States Conditions Have
Undergone Itfgr Change in Past, Few Weeks
Speakfrvg aibout crop reports, a man
HAH to take back or change his ideas
four or five times during the grow
ing period of any crop. This will
e,pply especially to a tobacco crop.
About June 20, when the tobacco
association met at Mon'hoad City, it
was from wpeeches made there and
in many of the daily pa
pers that dealers all over the coun
try were led to believe that eastern
North Carolina had one of the finest
prospects for a crop of tobacco it
had had for years. There was an
Increased acreage, and the crop was
•looking good. Of couiae, thew to
ibacco boy* may have thought their
fdeas were right at that time, -but I
'believe if some of these brethren
would drive over eastern North Car
olina at the present time they would
do as 1 have done, change/ their
minds. I am not familiar with con
Negro shot to Proposal to Enlarge
Death Sunday . . Wv, . ,
After Quarrel i district Is Carried
51.50 Due on Dotf Cause
forTteath of Jack .
Jack Purrington, colored mail liv
ing near Spring Green, was killed by
John Pitts early last Sunday after
noon when the two men quarreled
over a sl.sQ*4;onsideratiori for a dog.
Tim Willfamß, with his family, and
Jack Purrintrton went to visit Pitts
early Sunday afternoon. While there
Williams askeif Pitts for a $1.60 a
mount due him for a do#. Pitts stat
ed Chat he "did not have the money
at that time but would pay it as soon
a he could. This mot with the debt
or's approval, but not so with Pur
rir.gton, who pi/t in and Started to
cursing Pitts. Both Williams and
Pitts asked Purrintfton to quiet down
as- he had nothing to do with the af
fair, Net Purrington continued his
| cursing and made threats at Pitt,
I who ortlered him to leave the yard
more than once. . _
As Purrington became more violent
with his threats, Pitt entered the
house and got his pun. Upon his re-
he ordered Purrington to leave
the yarti, but instead he advanced.
The gun was'not'loaded at that time,
and as Purrington was coming nearer
all the while l'itt went again Into
the house and loaded the weapon.
When he returned to the pouch this
time, he again ordered Purrintrton to
leave ami come no nearer. All warn
ing was ignored by Purrington, and
a* he advanced Pfttiftred the load and
hit the negro ju*'t above the left eye,
killing him instantly.
Pitt, sotvn after the killing/sent
his daughter to a neighbor's home to
call Sheriff .Roebuck. Pftt was placed
in jail and Williams was arrested a
short while after and held until the
hearing was bad Monday. At the
hearing, Pitt was placed under a if I,
()()() bomd and Williams was released.
At the hearing before Justice of
the Pence A. T. Crawford, impudence
stood out as being the cuusu of the
1 ktltinjr. Pitt is a farmer in the
Spring C!ree.n section a,nd is about 45
years old. Purrington was about the
same ape and lived aiily a short dis
ffaMte awa,y. The tw*o hail had no
trouble before, so far as is known.
In connection with the killing, no
one remained with Purring'on's body
while it awaited burial, it , is under
Creswoll Wins
Over Everetts
• Crewwell's base ball team visited
Kveretfei yesterday afternoon and IT
tufticd home with the latge end of
an eight to five score, which repre
sented tfee standing at the Jjnd of the
nfxth inning, the game being called
on account of rain.
The Everett* lads seemingly enter
ed into personal competition for er
ror honors in th«- inning and dur
ing the confusion, Ores well scored 7
of their runs on thsse bobbins, "intor
•mixed with two hits, on'' of-them be-
ing of the wcratch variety.
With the ending of the first in
'iiinif, Croswell received nothing more
ill the way of hi's, nnd were retired
utmost in order. While they were go
ing hitless, Kveretts started an of
fensive which brougWt them in the
vicinity of a win but their chances
were nipped when play stopped At the
c! sr- o fthe sixth inning.
CroHWoll used two pitchris and iiolh
were touched for u number of hits,
and accottling to indications, chances |uite a close wore had th
ffume (cone a full nine innings
dithons except ill the four or five
counties in this immediate section,
but 1 have talked to people who have
practically covered the whole terri
tory east of thi' main Ljne of the At
lantic Coa»t Line, ancFthey all agree
that the crop of tobacco is below the
avertige. Of course, there are some
good crops in „ many sections, but
there are a great many ■♦hat are not
up to the average. Take this and ad
joining counties,.arwl 1 will say, from
p.ll reports, that our tobacco crop as
a whole is as good, if not better,
than the average one in eastern Car
olina, but yet it is not up to the
•standard. When our home folks fail
to make a good crop of tobacco, "1
am sorry for the other fellows," for
our farmers are above the average
when it comes to raising toftxaccoi.
-*Bjnce writing the above, I under
stamrtrop conditions hare slightly
improved, but there fs much room
for more. '
Army Deserter
Is Caught Here
Was On VVay Home and
(ias Huns Short in
Stolen Car
Theodore »\K-lntosh, a half-bleed
Indian ami u deserter from the I'tiit
ed States Army, was cuught near
here last Saturday evening when a
car he had .stolen ran out of gas.
Mcintosh left the car near the river
fill and while riding to town in an
other car talked too freely of his
doings. The mail who guve the half
breed Indian a ride ropoi'ted to the
('eputly sheriff here that a stolen car
was waiting for gas on the Wii'idsor
McJ'ntosh, iwhtJh captured and plac
ed in jail, told all'about himself, tin
winding; seven years of his life his
tory in a joking way. He .--aid In
wtis a soldier at Fortress Monroe
that he had .Stolen the car frumi Ser
jeant l.cth. ttohcrson an 1 was on his
way to his old home, Charlotte, for
bus first visit there in, seven years.
Fhe theft of the car did not trouble
Mk'lntosh 'us much as the ordeal of
facing the discipline of the Army.
Army officers emu.' for him Sun
'day and carried the car back atony
with the deserter.
Baptismal Serviee
at Baptist Church
Sunday morning at II -o'clock
there will be a liaptismaj service at
the Memorial Haptist Church. The
general public is invitixL
The Church has but two
ordinances—the Lord's Supper and
Baptism. This church emphasizes
both those services, and I'Verything
possiblo iis Mono to make thorn beau
, tiful and attractive. And it is our
1 custom v.-hen a baptismal service is
| held not to have any other service
in M>nneetion.
Thin beinjr the only service Sunday*,
a larjfe conn re(fa' iou should lie pres
ort. . '
Those inlerflslj-d in llible study for
nex't Wednesday nii;ht slmuhL rsfi'd
the little books of first and second
Timothy and Tiiuts.
L ' ( /
Town Commissioners
Hold Social IVleet
The meetiiiK of 11i*j town connmis
aioners sdt for last Tuesday niifht
turned itself into a social one when
the, business vva ■ postponed until the
following niiflrt on account of the ab
sence of one or two of the board's
,me nnl»ers.
The members present discussed
problems ertneerriinK dogs, cattle,
trees and weeds, and in the case of
the first two the commissioners were
Kind that no final action had U> be
made by them. The overling's conver
sation went from firs»t one thin# and
then the other, the commiiisioners, in
most every case, expressing a desire
to better the town and community.
Sol Cherry Is Made
Manager of Kranch
Mr. Sol ('lurry, of I'.ertif county,
hr.s been. appoint**! scfietriry of the
North-eastern division of 'hi; Hast'
Carolina r of Commerce with
at Windsor.
Mr. Cherry has had considerable
business experience. He Tfas been
living at Snow-Hill for sweral years
during which tim" he assisted Mr. N.
(1. Bartlett in the general manage
ment of "the busine : of the associa
Mr. ("Jhcrry has seven eoiinties in
Ins division, Martin, Beaufort, Wash
ington, Bertie, Hertford, Northamp
ton and dates. He began his service
Alonday, July 4.
Everetts Woodmen
To Meet Monday
The regular meeting of the Ever
otts Camp, M. W. A., will he held on
Monday ■nijfht, July 11. At the last
meeting a good time wa,. enjoywl
when (/no member was initiated.
Tliere is some things ,t'hat make it
necessary for all members to be 1 pres
ent at this imeott>ng and they are
ur gAI to do,, A). AH /nomberw are in
vited to attend.
Services at
Church Next Sunday
Sunday school, 9:45*
Morning service, 11:00 f
Evening Hervice, 8:00.
Woman's Miusionary sot-iety, 4:00.
Every one is cortlially invited to
take part in the worship.
Advertisers Will Find Our Col
- umns a Latchkey to Over 1600
Homes of Martin County.
Out of 454 Registered
300 Vote for School
The Willmmgton Township school
election here lust Tuesday was car
rit*l "when 300- qualified voters cast
their vote for eon.s-olidjition of the
schools ia the 'ownship. Voting gut
to a late start, and at three o'-
clock that day inoro than 100 votes
were needed to carry the election.
Later in the day, the outcome was
still Lu doubt, but a last iininute rush
made by voters in the outlying-dis
tricts a.*ssureil th ' election's carrying.
The report made by_lhe judges of
election and registrar showed that
2!'> Voted at the polls for the con
solidation >f the schools; .ml 7 vot
>"d liy means of tin* ab*:ntoe vol*
for I'onsoljdation, bringing the total
•Per consolidation up to tin even 300.
.While it was'unnecessary, "id votes
H'sited tile polls and voted against
the consiiliif.rlion of the schools in
lie township. The remaining 1.11
Registered electors remained "way
d"rom the polls. and, as providi 1 by
'law, their failure to vote counti 1 a
(Pi;inst the election. 1
A study of the registration b oks
•showid tlVat the old Williaroston lia
ti'irt registered around 310 eleV >rs.
Out of this numherß'? failed to \ te,
'leaving 227 electors in the (list 'ict
who voted for consolidation.. The en
tire registration was 454, ami of'tHat
Member approximately 310 belonged
to the local district, leaving 144 who
■registered in the three other districts
.Since the Focal dis'lriict voted 227 for
conttolidhtion and there were 300
ft-oten carft in all, 73 oirtsidn of this
district voted for consolidation, leav
ing. 71 who did vote against consoli
dation or who failed 'to vote at all.
It is undiivtortd that the Itiirifs
district cast a bi(c vote for consolida
tion; Iturrouhs distri t was 'in an o|»-
l*>site position, and Sla.le district
was too busy to .ako much interest
in the day's hajrpe.nings. However,
many iff t Ik» /icopeirty owners in that
d.VtfriH voted for consoU lat ion.
No |d'an for operation this year
ha.'- been amiouced by the board of
Tfltfcatioiu " y-
Firs! Cotton Blossoms
of Season Saturday
Mr. W. W. (IrilHii brought in the
first cotton blossom of the season
here July 2. Mr. (iriffin believes in
diversified farming, growing cotton
ecu, peanut's, tobacco, sweet pota
toes and other produce used at home
and raising hogs, chickens and cat
tle. lie g-rows about a thousand
bushels'of .sweet potatoes each year,
cures them a.lid sell m the markets
that call for good potatocvt at good
Tom Johnson, icolort*l farmer, fol
lowed a close second when lie brought
in blos-sfifn the sain • day but a few
hours later than did Mr. (iriffin.
Johnson dor* not farm c>n a largo
scale, but he is an expert cotton
ft rower.
Williamston Motor Co.
Tests Auto Lights
According to a law passe*! by the
lurft General Assembly, every auto's
lights must be officially t?nted. The
Williamson Motor company has been
appointed as official agent to do this
work, and necessary equipment has
been installed. very few cars
carry the small yellow slip on the
uirvtlshinld showing that the lights
have been inspected and adjusted. It
is a State law, and those who are
running their ears without the lip'hts
thereon adjusted are violating the
law. A minimum charge of 75 cents
i.; made, the cost ranging upward as
-Hie case demands.
Local Hoy Scouts
Plan Cam pin# Trip
The local Hoy Scosits are planning
to go on their annual camping trip
the last week in July and the firsrt
week- in August. They are having a
hil t)f trouble getting transportation
te White Lakf, the camp to which
they had planned to go. Tlicy applied
foi a school truck, but failed to, get
it. Not enough of the scouts have
cars to take the crowd, and the boys
are somewhat in a delima as to their
Pitt's Health Officer
Visits In County
Mr. K. T. Futrell, of Grewiville,
Pftt County Welfare officer, was in
town this Week pefctinjr some data
on case in his jurisdiction. From
here he also went to Bertite. Mr.
utrall has done much work in Ma
department and fs regarded a» one of
the ,moat capable and active welfare
(Workers in this section of the State.'

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