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VOLUME XXX—NUMBER 38
New Quarters
Are Allotted to
County Officers
Office-Moving Day Will
Take Place Within
Next Few Weeks
The county commissioners yester
day allotted to the county officials
their offices. The register of deeds
and clerk of the court now occupy the
two lower offices in the courthouse
annex, and the home agent is com
fortably located on the second floor
of the annex. Sheriff Roebuck will
retain his present office but will have
added to it a email room now used
by the superintendent of schools. Mr.
Pope, the superintendent, goes to the
office formerly occupied by Mr. Peel,
clertc of the superior court. Mr. T.
B. Brandon, county agent, will estab
lish himself in the room now used by
the county school superintendent. The
commissioners reserved the old reg
ister of deeds' office for their use, and
besides meeting there they will keep
many of the books used in connection
with their meetings there. These
changes wiH do away with crowded
conditions long experienced at the
courthouse. ~
Some repairs will be necessary in
many of the offices, but it is under
stood that they will not be an ex
tensive nature.
During the past several years, the
grand jury loom has been one of the
busy centers in the old courthouse,
in it the two demonstrators had their
c-fflce desks, papers, and other dem
onstration material. The county com
missioners held all their meetings
there and during court week the
grand jury occupied the room. In
spite of the crowded conditions,
things went very well, but the county
workers are much pleased with the
thoughts that they will be more ade
quately house when moving day
comes around within the next few
weeks.
Few Owners Having
Auto Lights Ad justed
Officials at the Williarmrton Motor
Co. stated yesterday that very few
automobile, owners were complying
with the ijpv requiring ail lights on
carp to adjusted. Since the first
of this month, the time the station
here has been te*tingjights, no* more
than 160 car owners have had their
lights tested.
The State was a bit late in appo nt
ing the inspectors for all sections,
and so far there has been no arrests
made where auto owners have failed
to comply with that particular law.
Just how long the State will hold off
is not known.
The local inspectors stated that the
majority of the car owners ore
charged only 75 cents, the minimum
amount set by the State. However,
the cost for adjustment runß up in
those cases where many new parts
are required to put the lights in
proper order.
♦
Few Cars Without
New License Tags
AutomobUisttt have bought licenses
more promptly thin year than ever
before. A count of one block on
Main Street early Friday morning
showed 38 oars equipped with the new
tagp and only 2 with old ones. The
number of out-of-State licenses was
unusually small, only two being
counted, one from Virginia and one
from California.
Police officers say they have made
no arresta for oW licenses yet, and
•o far they have found that moat of
those who are still using the old li
censes have filed their application
and are going through the process of
procuring titles. j
STRANG
THEATRE I J
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WEDNEDAY
808 CUSTER in
'The Terror of Barx'
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Walter Hiers in
"OFF HIS BEAT"
and
FREE TICKOT FOR
FRIDAY
Always a Good Show
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THE ENTERPRISE
COMMUNITY SADDENED
BY DEATH OF
PASTOR, A.
Hundreds of Friends Pay Last Respects at The
Funeral and Burial Here Yesterday Afternoon
Rev. A. J. Manning, beloved pastor
of several churches in this county,
died here Sunday morning at 7:30,
alter an illness lasting only a few
hours.
While Mr. Manning had been in
feeble health for'the past several
years, he retired Saturday night feel
ing better than usual. iSoon after re
tiring he became nauseated, but still
his condition did not cause serious
alarm. It was shortly after midnight
that the family physician was sum
moned to the bedside, but the condi
tion of the greatly beloved pastor was
beyond human aid. Stricken with
' paralysis, he lost use of his entire
body, and not more than two or three
low words were uttered afterwards
when his brother reached him. Con
sciousness gradually failed him, and
several hours before the end he was
not aware of the present of those who
diligently tried to revive him, and it
was just at the time that many of
the town's citixens were making early
preparations to worship at his church
tliat the last breath left him.
Asa James Mannig was born on a
small farm in a humble home Decem
ber 9th, 1869, the son of John W.
Maning and his wife, Sarah Margar
et Daniel.
He grew up under the handicaps
which usually surrounded the coun
try boy of his day. Yet he was
blessed with the freedom and gran
deur of nature in its JRtural state
which he always enjoyed and which
gave him a noble vision of life. He
was also blessed in having a father
and jnother who were willing and
anxious that he not lose a day from
the little three-months country
school, which was the only kind in
reach. After completing the work in
these, he attended the Village school
in Jamesville for a year, and then the
nexi year he spent at Vine Hill Acad
emy at Scotland Neck, which was
then the leading school in this part
of the State.
He then spent a year in the Shen
andoah Normal School of Virginia,
where he came under the tutelage of
G. W. Hoenshcl, one of the great
English and history teachers of his
day.
He began teaching in the little
country schools when he was 21 years
of age and as an instructor succeed
el well. He was especially strong in
history and could present it to a claes
as few men could. He was princi
pal ofc Carolina Institute, a private
school located at Old Ford, in Beou
forl County for a few years. In 1899
he began teaching in Ayden, N. C.,
where the Christian Church planned
to found a Carolina Christian College
and for four years he gave his beat
lervice to the institution, which did
a splendid service. It was found im
practical to attempt such a vast un
dertaking in such a small town, and
the school was suspended there and
reorganised at Wilson. The work had
not been in vain, however, as the lives
of many fine young men and women
had Seen inspired with the principles
that make good cltiies. Several of
there attended his funeral here yes
terday. -r~-
The appeal came to help his home
folks, and he went to Jamesville,
where he taught and managed some
commercial affair* for several years.
The declining health of an aged
father called him to even a nobler
service and he went to the o)d home
farm in 1906, where he engaged In
farming for a few years.
He was elected cashier of the Bank
of Jamesville, and he handled the af
fairs of the bank without help for
three years, during which time Its
business was conducted without a loss
and his books were turned over to his
successor ta perfect balance.
He resigned hie position in MS bank
to accept the office of County Super
intendent of Schools in 1914 which
paaition he held until August 1923.
During his nine years in this position
he found his hardest task. Although
he regarded it as one of the outstand
ing opportunities that had ever como
to him to serve his fellowmen, it was
soon to become a burden almost un
aurmountabl*. The war drew most of
the teachers out of the schools and
the new order of things required
teachers to have units rather than
experience and he found it impossible
to run the schools with the money at
hand, as teachers were demanding
salaries twice as high as thqr had re
ceived in the past While the program
for better schools grew rapidly for
both iboildings and higher grade teach
era, the fund* had not been provided
for by lajr and thoy could not meet
the demands. He knew no politics and
refused to play them which was nec
essary to get State aid, bat preferred
to stand er fftll by the service he had
rendered.
-Since IMS he has not bete able to
do very much and gave eneras ht?
WllHamgton, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, July 12,1927
was able to his farming interests and
his ministry. Until he waa welt in
middle age, he gave little attention to
business for his own benefit, but
rather contented himself by aerving
without attempting to accumulate
things for himself. Yet, seeing the
need to care for and educate a large
family of children he purchased some
farm lands. But he had little of the
cold blood of business in his viens,
and assuming alt men to be honest,
he somethimes trusted too great and
most of his farming ventures turned
out unprofitable. This was followed
by the great deflation crash which
bent prices to an unusually low level
ami drove farm values so low that
he was forced to abandon much of
his interests. This was a peculiar
sting which gave him considerable
trouble, yet he refused to yfeld hin
life to the force of financial
pointmenta but like Job said, "Tho
He Slay Me, Yet Will 1 Trust Him,"
Preferring the richness of the spirit
to the wealth of the world* he culti
vated the spirit of human kindness
and with his fellowmen he cultivated
bei.utiful associations.
He married Miss Blanche Hodges,
daughter of the late James H. Hodges
ami wife, Amanda Standi Hodges, of
Beaufort county, January 3, 1900,
which union was blessed with the
spirit of lo*e and harmony. There
were born to them soven children, five
boys, James C., Robert, Henry Stan
di, Asa J. jr., and Charles and two
girls, Ruth and Grace, who is nine
years old and the youngest of the
children." 1 He had only two brothers,
W. C. Manning, of Williamston, and
Jos. E. Manning, of Jamesville.
When he was 21 years old he unit
ed with the Christian church at
JamesviNe and when about 30 years
old, hs began to hold religious serv
ices which he continued for several
years before he waa ordpined to the
ministry the fifth Sunday in March,
1907 at Pantego. ,
Since that time he has preached
almost every Sunday. During the first
half of his ministry he contributed
his services almost free and he nover
leceived above a meager sum from
any church that he served. He never
murmured nor complained. His atti
tude in the pulpit wus spiritual giv
ing little attention to formalities. He
wac _al wayw able to fifl his sermons
with the gospel truth but was never
suong in trying to arouse the emo
tions of his hearers. Until overbur
dened with ill health about 8 years
ugo, his power to unfold and to anal
yse the scriptures was regarded as
very strong. He possessed the power
to present his subject with ease and
frequently displayed elegant flights of
oratory.
He served tho Macedonia church aa
pastor for more than fifteen years,
Williamston for almost as long and
had been pastor of the Maple Grove
church since its organizatoin more
than twelve years ago. He had also
served various church for part timo
in Martin and Washington counties.
The last work of his life was the
reading of the Holy Sorlptures in
preparation for his Sunday morning
sermon. Leaving his bible on his desk
in his study, he went to bed about
nine o'clock, remarking to his wife
thst he wanted a few more minutes
to finish preparing his sermon. It is
not known but from the sermon con
text and the page of the bible, it
appears that the following verse was
the last one read, the 10th verse of
the last chapter of Matthew, "Then
pah' Jesus unto them, Be not afraid;
go tell my brethern that they go un
to Galilee and there they shall so
me".
The funeral attendance was the
largest ever gathered in Williams
ton. People of all classes, the rich
and the poor came to pay their I ait
rei.pects to their friend who had serv
ed them and sympathised with them
in days gone by, The Christian church
was large enough to seat only a few
of the immense crowd. Around the
bier lay many snd lovely floral de
signs, coming from friends and
churches expressing their love and
esteem for their friend.
Rev. Richard Bagby, pastor of the
Washington Christian church, con
ducted the funeral sorvic. The choir
composed of the members of each of
the churches in town sang among his
favorite songs, "Lord Kindly Light",
"Abide with Me" and "It Is Well with
My Soul". Elder Sylvester Haescll,
Reverends T. W. Lee, C. H. Dickey
and C. O. Pardo, ministers of this
town and R. L. Shirley, who form
erly lived here, qtoke very briefly
but beautifully of their friendship
and esteem for him. The .words oi
each were aufficient to convince one
that the life that hurrtbleth itself and
serves othon will reap it* reward,
• and though a man may seem to lose
Sunday School
Meet Sunday
In Jamesville
Poplar Chapel Quartet
and Dardens Girls To
Appear on Program
The next Sunday school convention
will be at Jamesville Sunday, July 17,
when Sunday achoola from all over
that township gather there to take
part in a carefully arranged pro
gram. The musical feature of the
convention is expected to be mosld
pleasing when the male- quartette
from Poplar Chapel and girls from
the Dardens Sunday school render se
lections.
The following program, while it is
almost complete, is subject to a slight
change by the county president, Jas.
L. Roberson, so as to meet the needs
of the Sunday school* In the James
ville Township if neefcasary:
3:00. Devotional. SoUg, Scripture
reading and prayer, led by Geo. D.
Leggett. (
3:15. "How to Reach Adults and
Them in ' the Suiilay School,"
hy R. A. Pope.
3:36. Sbng (special music if pos
sible).
1>:40. "Meeting the Needs of the
■\oung People Through the Sunday
School," by R. J. Peel.
4:00. Song.
4:06. "The Greatest Need in Our
Sunday School," or "One Good Fea
ture of Our Sunday School." (Three
minute messages from some repre
sentative fcoin each Sunday school.
4:80. Business sesslo*. BUctien of
cfficer»( vice president and secretary
for the township), f
Record of attendance
4:40. Adjourn. M
Three Autos Wrecked
Near Here Sunday
An auto wreck styled after the
three-in-one variety occurred near
here on Highway No. 90 last Sun*
day evening shortly after dark when
an Essex coach hit a Ford roadster
and a Ford touring The Essex
I wan coming toward Williamston, and
the Ford roadster, towing the Ford
touring car, was entering the highway
frotn the road leading from Ske
•.varkee church.
The driver of the Essex, Mr. A. S.
Jordan, who works for a hardware
concern in Plymouth, and whosfc
home is in Farmville, and his wife
were cut in the accident, but not ser
iouily. Mervin Bonds, driver of the
Ford roadster, escaped injury, but
was badly frightened. He, with the
driver of the touring car, left the
scene immediately after the accident
and ran home for Mr. Bonds.
Several descriptions of the accident
■ htive been given, some leading to the
conclusion that the Essex coach was
traveljng at a fast rat)' of speed, but
had the right of way. The boys state
that they were on the dirt where the
road from the church joined the con
crete. The Essex car hit the road
ster and then took a crack at the
touring car, causing at>out an equal
damage to all three cars.
L. E. Corey Dies in
Griffins Township
L. E. Corey, of Griffins township,
died yesterday afternoon. He was the
son of the late Joseph and Hannu J.
Corey. He wan 64 years old, never
married and for severu! years he had
lived alone.
He leaves two brothers, D. W.
Corey, of Boston and Itov. A. Corey
of Jamesville, and three sisters, Mrs.
W. R. Roebuck, of Bear Grass, Mrs.
Dora Peritlnson, of lialtimore and
Mrs. Sallie Moore, of Graham, Va.
For a number of years, Mr. Corey
had been in poor health. He suffered
a stroke of paralysis a few months
ago, but recovered so that he was
able to get around without assistance
until ten days ago when a second
stroke occurred, which was the direct
cause of his death.
His body will be buried st 4 o'clock
at the Daniel cemetery where several
generations of MB ancestors lie. The
funeral rites will be conducted by El
der W. B. Harrington.
Rev. and Mrs. L. C. Larkin, of Tar
boro, spent the week end here with
Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Warren.
his power among men, the life that
is spent in the service of God and
humanity will ahfne among men ana
angels.
The burial was at the Baptist
cemetery The active pall bearers were
Messrs. C. O. Moore, Simon Ulley,
J. D. Woolard, George H. Harrison,
Henry D. Harrison and Norman 1L
Harrison. Honorary pall bearers
were Drs. W. E. Warren, J. S. Rhodes
J. H. Saunders, P. B. Cone, J. E.
Smithwick, of Jamesville, H. B. York,
R. J. Peel, T. f. Roberson, F. K.
Hodges, 4. R. Doming and C. D.
Carstarphen.
Board Takes Up
-Tax Equalization
Budget Covering Three
Funds Accepted
Yesterday' ,
The Martin County Board of Com
missioners met here yesterday in a
continued session and aa an equalisa
tion board as provided by law. TM
meeting was of the vleuble-barreled
nature, the continued business from
tthe July fourth meeting was finished
and &e equalisation of property val
ues was gone into.
Yesterday the board, with the tax
supervisors, J. T. Barnhill, Sylvester
Peel, and H. & Everett, went into
the valuation of several pieces of
property and changes were made. A
few pieces of land had the value in
creased and a few had the value de
creased. The business pertaining to
equalisation was far from finished
when the board adjourned yesterday,
and the tax supervisors are here a
gain today wolfcing on the problems
before them. They are not meeting
with the county commissioners, but
are going ahead with the work of
equalization subject to the final ap
proval of the commissioners. Just
how long it will require to finish the
work is not known. The law says the
board may adjoin* from day to day
while engaged in the equalisation of
property, but shall oomplte all work
on or before the first Monday in Au
gust. The law further holds that the
board shall equalise the valuation so
that each tract or lot of land or ar
ticle of personal property shall be en
tered on the tax list at its true value
In money, and for this purpose they
shall either increase or decrease the
valuation. In doing this they shall,
the law states, have due regard to
the relative situation, quality of soil,
improvements, natural and artificial
advantages possessed by each tract or
lot.
The tax-list takers from all the
townships have turned In their list
ing*., and the tax supervisors have
for comparison of values listings
from all over the eeanty.
In facing th« I udgej prepared by
the county auditor, the commission
ers made # few minor changes in
ronie of the appropriations, but in
the main the budget appiopriationa
were untouched." The appropriations
of this -budget follow closely those
used last year ,and in so doing com
pare favorably with those of the pre
ceding year.
The budget was accepted covering thp
general county fund, road atid bridge
fund, atul interest and sinking fund.
The school budget will be handled
later.
In handjing continued business, the
board, upon motion of T. C. Griffin,
Feconded by T. B. Slade, jr., ordered
that a certain vacant lot in the town
of Williamston lying on the north
side of Main Street and adjoining the
apartment building of Mrs; Fannie C.
Staton, belonging to Mrs. C. B. Has
sell, ami on which lot the county
holds a mortgage, be released from
the liability of this mortgage upon
the condition that said mortgage be
reduced to $4,000, including interest
and all taxes up to 1927, and upon
further condition that the rents of
certain brick stores on the south aide
of Main Sreet occupied by the D.
Pender store be paid to the county.
A loan of $1,600 was ordered made
out of the interest and sinking fund
to Mr. J. R. Leggett, the loan to be
secured by house and lot in the town
of Williamston upon the passing of
thai title by the county attorney and
proper execution of deed of trust.
John Drew waa placed on the coun
ty aid list and he is to receive $3
each month.
To help defray the burial expense,
the county paid to the S. R. Biggs
Drug Co. $lO each for the burial of
Jack Purrington, Mrs. J. D. Hurst, I
and Geo. G. Wynne, paupers.
T B. Slade, jr., and J. E. Pope
were appointed a committee to meet
with the county board of education
and go over the school budget for the
ensuing year at a date to be desig
nated by the county superintendent
of schools.
Thousands Planning to
Attend Bridge Opening
Officials tn charge of the Chowan
bridge celebration are expecting
thousands of people at the formal
opening there tomorrow week. More
than 10,000 people are looked for, and
the people of Bdenton and that sec
tion am making extensive plans to
care for tho throngs.
Engineer Snyder, of the Nello Teer
Contrasting Co., stateo that the road
to the bridge will be In good shape
by the opening day, and that traffic
can travel with all ease.
The toll feature of the bridge wilt
be thrown overboard that day, and
all vehicles and their oecopanta will
travel across the structure free.
Bazemore Sentenced
To Die August 3rd
George Frank Haxemore, mur
derer of Gordon Velverton, will
K*> to the electric chair in Kal
e**h, Wednesday, August 3rd.
Bazeipore was found guilty
for a second time when a re
trial was held in Snow Hill re
cently. At the end of the first
trial, he was sentenced to die
in January last, but a technics!
error caused the Supreme court
to grant him a new trial. He
was carried to the State's pris
on Isat week by Deputy Sheriff
P. C. Csrrawsy of Green county
C. of C. Meets
Here Today
l)iscuss Means Increase
Interest in Work of
the Organization
.secretary N. G. Bartlett, of Kins
ton and Sol Cherry, secretary of the
Eastern division of the East Carolina
chttmber of commerce attended a
meeting at the Atlantic hotel her*
thin morning where a number of the
local mumfoers of the Eastern Caro
lina chamber of commerce met to dis
cuss means to increase interest in tho
work. Mr. Bartlett hopes to raise
sufficient funds in the seven counties
comprising the north-eastern district
to sustain the secretarial work and
pay for the advertising of this section
of the State-
Thty hope to raise from member
ship fees in Beaufort county SI,OOO.
They are now getting 6OO and are
asking Washington county for an a
mr.unt between S2OO to $500; Martin,
from $260 to $1000) Bertie from $260
to $1260; Gate* from $l6O to $400;
Northampton from S4OO to 500 and
they agree to reduce Hertford from
IN6O to $760.
So far the service rendered this
section of the State has made a won
derful impression on many sections of
the county, bringing thousands of in
quiries from homeseekers and , in
vestors. Many of them are already
taking to the advantages of our sec
tion of the country which they regard
as the most promising part of the
United States at this time.
Mr. Bartlett is planning to hold a
county-wide meeting at Roberson
ville at iwhich time many matters of
importance will be brought up.
A iesolutiou was passed at the
meeting today, requesting the State
Highway commission to cut the
Chowan bride toll to half the pres
ent charges.
MUS. M. J. PEEL CHAMPION
COUNTY CUCUMBER KAISER
Mrs. M. J. Peel, of Williamson
R. F. D. is the leader 'n raising cu-.
cumbers for thin soason. She reports
135 cucumbers on one vine.
Misses Nnina Fleming and Sophia
Little, of Pactolus, will arrive tomor
row to visit Dr. and Mrs. W. E. War
ren.
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Edwards and
children, of Kinston, are pleasant
visitors in the city today.
Season's First Cotton
Keport Shows Decrease
Raleigh, July 11.—The average
farmer probably does not know/that
thefe will be but a few cotton report#
this year by the government. For that
reason this report doea not carry in
formation pertaining to condition or
anything that will .give a clue as to
what the crop will be this year. Thus,
farmers or growers do not have any
index for this year'» cotton prob
ability, while the trade through their
private reports are in close tab with
the various features, like condition,
stand, boll weevil effects, cultivation,
latenem, etc. In encouraging Con
gress to pass a law prohibiting fre
quent cotton reports, the farmers
were .blind folding their own eyas
only.
The preliminary acreage for this
year's cotton shows North Carolina
with a 10 percnat reduction, yhile
that for the entire cotton >bolt is given
at a 12.4 pancent reduction. Oddly,
the least reduction waa from North
Carolina to Alabama. AH of the re
maining tftatea had more than 10 per
cent reductions. This State's acreage
is 1,814,000 as compared with 2,-
016,000 planted la# year. The entire
Belt's acreago is estimated at 42,-
CU,OOO acres. I
(Continued on fjia back page)
Advertiser* WUI Find On Col
anna a Latchkey ta Ova* 1M«
Home* of Martin Coamtj.
ESTABLISHED 1898
County Officers
Continue Drive
Against Liquor
Round Up Several Stills
and Few Operators
in Recent Raids
•Sheriff Roebuck and Deputy Grimes
succeeded in rounding up several
stills and a few operators recently.
First they found a batch of beer
near Gold Point, but nu still could be
found.
Next they answered a call out on
a prong of Reedy Swamp, where
they found a BOgallon copper still in
mil blast, with three men and one
'log at the plant. While the officers
looked on, the men seemed to be tak
ing drinks. After they had watched
the operators for some time they ap
proached ami every one at the still
ran with full speed, except the inno
cent dog, which stayed and told on
his master. Deputy Grimes outran
i one of the men, Henry Jones, but
| the other two, James Bowen, jr., and
Stuart Taylor, plunged into the thick
swamp and got away, lojies was
found to be orvly a customer and had
just tied his mule .where he was plow
ing a hundred yard* away and walked
down to get a drink. Bowen lost his
hat in the dash and later claimed it.
On Friday the officers, made an
other hunt in a pocosin back of Vance
Feel's, in Griffins Township, where
they found a 100-gallon copper still
with 2 worms. There was about 200
gallons of beer and a few tools a
round the still, which was cold and
no one was near.
Hattie Thrower Names
Memorial to Wrights
Miss Hattie Thrower, local woman,
has been named winner of the sll2
Hamilton watch offered by the Eliza
beth City Independent for a name for
the Federal monument to be erected
at Kill Devil Hills in commemora
tion of the first airplane flight. The
| name, "Wright Beacon," offered by
Miss Thrower was thought to be very
appropriate for the monument by the
judges.
In their letter to Miss Thrower, the
donors stated they were up against
it, since the watch is a genleman's
model awl that Hamilton does not
make a lady's watch in that price
clans. It was their hope that Mis*
Thrower would visit Elizabeth City
and select a watch of some other
make of the same value.
I'he letter further states,* "We
should like very much to present the
watch to you in a formal ceremony on
the occasion of the celebration of the
840 th anniversary of Virginia Dare
at Kill Devil Hills on August 18. Tt
is only a short ride from Elizabeth
'City to Kill Devil Hills by motor, and
transportation would bp provided you
from this city. At the same time
F ill Devil Hill* will be formally
turned over to the Federal govern
ment and the flrst Wright flight com
memmorated by an airplane flight
from Kill Devil Hills—the first air
plane to fly from Kill Devil Hills
since the Wrights were there."
In conclusion the donors stated
that they must have a good photo of
Miss Thrower for use not only in the
Elizabeth City Independent but in the
Stute papers as well.
East Carolina Firemen
Meeting Here Tonight
!
The Eastern Carolina Firemen's
association will meet at the Woman's
club building at K o'clock tonight.
The town welcomes the more than
100 delegates expected from the
fire companies representing Beaufort,
Morehead City, New Bern, Kinston,
Snow Hill, LaGrange, Ayden, Farm
ville, Greenville, Washington, Bel
haven, Plymouth, Robersonville and
Windsor.
The local company is making ex
tensive preparations for the enter
tainment of the guests tonight ami
will serve a big luncheon to the visi
tors in the rooms of the Woman's
club.
Vote Against 8-Months
Term iii Smith wick's
The school election held .in the
Smithwioks District failed last Tues
day, when 21 ejectors visited the
polls and voted against the measure
and 8 remained away from the polls
and failed to vote. The measure,
which would have provided an extra
two months to the regular school terip
had 20 supporters.
This made the second election held
in that district in the la* several
months, and in each eaaa the measaM
failed to carry by a small majority.
Several of those who 'supported the
measure stated election mm
hotly contested, aad that nobody
" vould have to die or move away be
fore an outcome different from the
last two could be exported.
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