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Two Men Badly
Hurt in Wreck
Here Thursday
Sport Model Hudson Is
Practically Ruined
in the Wreck
John W. Green, who lives near here
was badly hurt, and Arthur Williams,
of Washington, was seriously hurt
when the car in which they were rid
ing hit a bridge abutment near here
on the Hamilton road yesterday morn
ing. Lyman Jones, auto salesman, of
Washington, with Mr. Williams, was
demonstrating the car, a new sport
model Hudson roadster, to Mr. Green,
when, the accident occurred. Mr.
Jones, the car's driver, escaped injury,
but did so by a very narrow margin,
for when the car stopped one of the
front wheels was overhanging a 12-
foot embankment.
The victims were brought to Dr.
Warren's office here, where the two
face wounds of Mr. Green were sewed
up. Mr. Williams' condition was such
that Dr. Warren had him removed to
the hospital at Washington. One of
hit knees was split open and dislo
cated at the joint, and a leg was bad
ly bruised. The extent of his other
ii-juries could not be learned, bdt Dr.
Warren tEought the man was hurt
internally also.
The three men were traveling to
ward Hamilton, and as they started
to pass a truck near the Whitley ca
nal, the two left wheels went into the
ditoh. The car was traveling at a
high rate of speed and went at least
50 yards with its two wheels run
ning at the ditch's edge before hit
ting the bridge abutment.
No estimate of the damage to the
car could be had, but it is thought it
will run into several hundred dollars.
"Maggie's Koom To Be
Feature of 1927 Fair
"Maggie" has the strangest room
in town, and it is always topsy-turvy.
The walls won't stay put, and likely
ac. not the floor will be where the
ceiling ought to be.
So strange is this room of "Mag
trie's" that it will be thrown open to
the public during the Koanoke Fair
to be staged by the Roanoke Fair As
sociation the week of September 27
on the fair grounds here, and every
woman and girl in the county is urged
.o visit it and sec what a room should
not be.
"Maggie's Room" is one of the at
tractions that will be found on the
long "Pleasure Trail" of the Nat
Reiss Shows, engaged to furnish the
amusements. It will be one of the
most popuar rooms during the Fair,
according to Manager J. L. Rodger
There will be another attraction on
the "Pleasure Trail" almost as funny,
anxl it will be the "X-Word Puzzle."
There are no horizontal and vertical
squares to this cross-word puzzle,
and one will have no need for a dic
tii nary to solve it, but it is only fair
to warn those who contemplate a visit
to the fair that if it hurts them to
laugh long and hearty, they had bet
ter l«t the "X-Word Puzzle" strictly
alone and stay far away from "Mag
gie's Room."
Sunday Services at
Episcopal Church
Rev. C. O. Panto, Rector
Fifth Sunday after Trinity:
8:00 a. m., Holy Communion.
10:00, Church school.
11:00, morning prayer and sermon.
On the fourth Sunday the rector
will be in St. Martin's, Hamilton, ami
directly after the fourth Sunday he
and his family will leave for their va
cation. All communicants arc urged
to make their communion on the third
Sunday at the 8 o'clock service.
1.1 THEM I
I George O'Brien, 01-
jj ive Borden, Lou Tel-
I egen and Tom San
tschi in
i Comedy and Serial
I -A.
I Always a Good Show
Tobacco Condition in This
Immediate Se
Improved in Past Few Days
Conditions Point To As, Good a Crop As the One
Last Year; First Curings Are Generally Good
Mr. W. T. Meadows stated yester
day afternoon that the condition of
the tobacco crop in this section has
caused him to change his mind again.
According to his statement the tobac
co crop has improved, now
looks as if there will be as good a
tobacco crop in the county as there
was last year. The improvement is
due, according to Mr. Meadows, to
the good rains a few days ago and
other conditions favorable to the
growing of tobacco.
Mr. Meadows' statement has been
verified by farmers from all over the
Local Scouts
Work for Trip
Will Get Receipts From
Picture Show Next
Monday Night
The local Boy Scouts have been
v£ry busy during the greater part of
this week selling tickets to the pic
lure show next Monday night. Mr.
Watts, manager of the Strand The
ater is giving the boys all the door
receipts above expenses, and they
will add them to the fund set aside
for a camping trip to White Lake,
near Fayetteville.
"Knockout Reilly," the picture to
he shown next Monday has been
thoroughly advertised by the Scouts,
and a large attendance is expected. In
fact, the attendance is expected to be
no large that one showing will not
care for it; so the Scouts arranged
with Mr. Watts to have a two nights'
run of the picture. Richard Dix ap
pears in the picture, and he is a fa
vorite among all the young |>eople of
the town and a large number of the
middle-aged and over.
Citizens' Training Camp
At Fort Bragg Ended
Fort Bragg, July 14.—Eleven hun
dred young men from North and
South Carolina left here this morn
ing at the close of their thirty-day
period with the Citizen's Military
Training Camp. Clothing and equip
ment were turned in yesterday, travel j
allowances were paid, and tickets fur- j
nished by a representative of the At
antic Coast Line Railroad.
Training in the camp, which opened
June 16, was designed primarly to
enhance the value of the students to
the'civil community. A course in cit
izenship was given, and the military
instruction was planned to emphasze
the value of cooperation and self-dis
cipline. An athletic program, de
signed to improve the physical condi
tion of the boys, was carried out.
Officers of the camp expressed
themselves as well pleased with the
results of the camp. The students
showed an unusu'Al readiness, and en
tered all activities with enthusiasm
Especial commendation was given to
thr work of the band, composed en
tirely of C. M. T. C. students and
tiained during the camp period.
Chowan Bridge Opens
Next Wednesday
The bridge opening at Edenton next
Wednesday promises to be one of the
biggest events in the history of this
section in years. It will bring together
and reunite families divided by the
waters of the Chowan and Albemarle
for a century.
The old Albemarle section lost many
of its finest young men and women
in the colonial days. They followed
the southwest course in search of a
hilly country and cros'sed the sound,
the Chowan, C«shie and Roanoke and
began to spread in many directions.
Most of them never returned, nor has
their offspring gone back to view the
scenes of their ancestral homes.
It will be a now joy "Wednesday
when the people of the southwest re
turn to the country of the northeast,
and there set up a new friendship,
even if they arc not able to trace the
kinship. Edenton hopes to greet at
least 15,000 visitors that day.
Attends Short Course
Domestic Science Class
Miss Edith Peal is in Raloigh at
tending the summer short course for
members of the domestic* science
classes, wiich are held annually.
The young girl is representing the
local class> and Miw Trentham has
girls from the other classes over the
county representing their respective
h *_ t »
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, "Viday, July 15,1927
county. Not more than 10 days ago,
one large grower stated that he would
not get over 400 pounds to the acre.
Yesterday, this same farmer stated
that his crop would average at least
800 to the acre, and it might go as
high as 850 pounds to the acre. The
improvement in the crop has been
general in this section, and fanners
ure very optimistic over the outlook.
First curings have been reported to
be the best in years by dozens, of
farmers. The lugs are clean, and in
the majority of cases are coming
from the barns with a good color and
right much "body.
Firemen Hosts
To Association
Plymouth Gets the Next
Meeting 2nd Tuesday
in September
The Williamston Fire Department
was host to the regular meeting of the
Eastern Carolina Firemen's associa
tion here last Tuesday night.
The meeting was held in the rooms
of the Woman's club where 160 fire
men from all over the section gath
ered around tables and dined together
The chicken, brunswick stew, chowd
er, slaw and old ham was pronouncr
ed most delicioup. John Cook was
chief cook and he proved himself to
be some chef with the assistance of
Theodore Roberson, Bill Baker and
half a dozen firemen.
It was a pleasure to the local boys
to have more than a score of their
own townsmen present to enjoy the
meeting, which in a way seemed to
give them a greater appreciation of
the value and importance of fire fight
ing equipment and organizations.
A. R. Dunning of the local bar wel
comed the visitors to the town with
warm words of appreciation for their
presence. 4
Mr. D. L. Ward, jr. of Now Bern
responded to Mr. Dunning'* welcome
address. He is a prominent youiiK
lawyer of that town und did the job
Judge Francis D. Winston of Wind
sor was introduced and he made a
speech that outclassed his own. He
is always ploasing and logical, hut
on this occasion, he made a greater
speech than ususal. It met with a
hearty response from eveiybody.
The regular order of business was
taken up following Mr. Winston's
speech. K. C. Whitley reported on the
various types of equipment found in
the towns belonging to the associa
tion. Plymouth end Beaufort both
asked for the next meeting to be held
tlie Second Tuesday in September.
A Small majority voted in favor of
Pymouth and the next meeting will
go there.
One of the plcaaing features of the
meeting was encouraging words com
ing from a dozen or more of the
friends present. They gave all the
firemen assurance of the appreciation
in which they are held by their fel
lowmen. ~•. ,
The following towns were represent
ed: Kinston, New Bern, Morehead
City, Beaufort, Btdhaven, Washing
ton, Ayden, Farmville, Robersonville,
Plymouth and Windsor.
The meeting was said to be one of
the very best since the organization
of the association. The boys are all
set for a good meeting in Plymouth.
J. I). Thrower Manager
Local Gold Star Store
Mr. J. I). Thrower has accepted a
position with the Gold Star Stores,
and will work in the local store here
e.s manager. Mr. Thrower is an ex
perienced grocer, having worked in
some of the largest stores of that
kind in Portsmouth and Norfolk dur
ing the past several years.
Sunday Services at
the Baptist Church
The pastor will preach at the 11
o'clock hour Sunday morning.
The people are requestbd to be pres
ent in goodly numbers. This church
and its pastor feel, very keenly, the
loss of that good man, Rev. A. J.
Manning. We loved him deeply, and
shall miss him continuously. To his
vife and family we extend our pray
erful sympathy.
Postmaster and Mrs. J. T. Price
and family have returned from a
week's visit to Morehead City and
Beaufort. i
Recorder Had
Number Cases
Here Tuesday
Fourth of July Holiday
Cases the Crowded
Docket Tuesday
Failure to hold a session of record
er's court Tuesday, July 5, caused
Judge Bailey to face a heavy ducket
last Tuesday. Fifteen ca-es, vary
ing from simple assault to house
breaking and larceny and receiving,
were called.
Simon Sheppard had three charges
entered on the docket against him,
but in each case a nol pros with
leave was returned.
The first case heard charged Will
Williams with reckless driving. Nol
pros with leave was returned.
Wesley Baker plead guilty to an
assault with a deadly weapon, and
appealed from the nine months' jail
sentence offered him. The uppeal
bond was fixed at S2OO.
The case against Hezekiah Purvis,
charging him with non-support, was
continued one week.
C. H. Clark, violating, the liquor
laws, plead guilty to the linage. He
was fined SSO by the and a sen
tence given him on the Kdgecombe
rouds. The nine months' sentence,
however, was suspended upon the de
fendant's good behavior. Notice of
appeul in opui court was made.
The case charging l'erlie Harris
with an assault with a deudly weap
on was nol pressed.
The court disagreed with Justus
Kverett, when he plead not guilty,
and after hearing the evidence in the
cuse charging him with larceny anil
receiving nave him a six month*' roiul
sentence. He made an Appeal, ami
hit- bond was fixed at S2bD.OO.
Sam Roberson and Mancy Roberson
plead not guilty to u charge of manu
facturing liquor. The evidence in the
case was such that the court returned
a verdict of guilty. A ftiic of SIOO
was made and one-half the costs from
each was required. Notiue of appeal
ill open court was madef with th«
bonds fixed ut $l5O for each of the
Simon Sheppard had four cases
marked up against hiAi, and in each
instance a nol pros with leave was
made. Housebreaking, larceny and
receiving, violation of the liquor laws
and resisting an officer constituted
his four cases.
Will Hines plead guilly to simple
assault in the case charging him with
an assault. The plea wus accepted
by Solicitor Horton. Judge Bailey
sentenced him to 30 da>s in jail and
required him to pay the costs.
The case against Henry James,
James Itowen, and Steward Taylor
was of the one-two-three order. Nol
pros in the case of James was re
turned; Bowen plead guilty to aiding
and abetting in the manufacture of
liquor, arul Taylor plead Kuilty to the
cl.arge of manufacturing liquor.
Bowen was fined SSO and cost of ac
tion placed on him; Taylor was fined
$l5O and required to pay the costs.
There were cases enti red against
FJeetwood Boston, Nymphus James,
and Will Spencer, charging them with
violation of the liquor laws. In the
first two, the cases were continued
one jveek. In the last, S|>encer plead
not guilty hqj evidence lieard caused
the court to find him guilty and when
prayer for judgment wa asked, the
judge allowed one week to pass before
passing sentence.
To Demonstrate
Majestic Ranges
B. S. Courtney, furniture, holds its
first Majestic demonstration in the
new store here next wiek. These
demonstrations have been held here
annually for the past several years,
and each one is well attended.
At the range deriionstration next
week, Mr. Courtney is Riving a sou
venir puzzle to all. the i hidren. Ily
special arrangement with the Majes
tic Manufacturing po., Mr. Courtney
gives without cost to every purchaser
of a Majestic range a handsome
kitchen ware set.
Experts have called this range the
fii.est ever built, ami many prospect
ive purchasers will visit the store
next week to see the latest make.
Attending Lecture
at (ireenville Today
Drs. J. S. Rhodes and J. H. Saun
ders are in Greenville this afternoon
attending the lecture being given by
l)r. Hartmann. Dr. Ilartmann, who
is the head of the Marriot Clinic,,of
St. l»uis, is holding six 8-week
courses over several eatern States,
and Greenville is where the eastern
Carolina clinic is being held. Doctors
from- all over this section are attend
ing. The subject that is being
studied is "Children's Diseases."
roperty Valuation Quarter
Million Dollars Under 1926
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Above is u photo of the B. S. Courtney furniture store where special
range demonstrations will be held next week.
Main Street Prop
$4,650 Decline
losses Partly Offset by
Gains Amounting
to $11,670
According to the county's tux books,
property in the business section on
Main street here this year lost $,4,630
in valuation as compared with that of
last year. Out of 28 listings, eight
reveal a loss amounting to $16,300
and six show a gain of $11,670. Four- 1
teen listings are the same as they
were last year.
Listing for the Main street busi- J
IUSS section, as they appear on the
county's tax scroolk, follow:
J. W. and (). S. nderson, I lot ail- j
joining hotel, $2,000; gain $1,400.
J. T. Barnhill, 3 stores $13,500; loss
J. W. Biggs, 1 store $3,00(1; loss
Fannie S. liiggs, store $3,500; same
as last yeur.
(!. W. Mount, store, hotel and build (
ing.s in 'rear, $12,500; same as last I
C. 1). Car.itarphen, store $3,500;
loss SSOO.
B. S. Courtney, store $8,000; gain j
Farmers and Merchants Bank, 3
mores, $10,000; loss $2,000; Bank
building $5,000; loss $4,000.
J. (J. Godard, bank building $5,000;
loss $2,500, store $2,500; same as last
Kli Gurganus, 2 stores $5,000; same
as last year.
S. S, Hadley estate and T. S. Had
ley, hotel $8,000; loss SI,OOO.
Harrison Brothers, store $15,000;
loss $3,000.
Harrison Oil company, Central serv
ice station, $12,000; gain $6,006.
Mary Ix>e Hassell, 2 stores $5,000;
same as last year.
Mrs. W. J. Hoijges, 1 stole, $3,500; I
name a. lust year.
.H, G. Hortorti office $.'1,000; gain
Mrs. Ada Knight, office $700; gain
Mrs. J. I). Loggott, store, $3,500;
same as last year. ,
Mrs. C. A. Martin, office $2,000;
t-ame as last year.
Mary Gordy, store $2,500; same as
last year.
Mrs. J. E. Rogerson, store $2,600;
snme as last yeur.
Dr. J. H. Saunders, office $800;,
gain SIOO.
W. N. Sherrod, post office, $2,500;
same as last year.
Standard Oil station, $12,000; new.
Mrs. J. G. Staton, Tar Heel hldg.
$20,000; same an last year.
Mooie, Crawford and Martin, dou
ble store, {7,000; same as last year, j
H. 1). Peele, jewlery store, $2,500; i
store $3,000; both same as last year. |
Truck License Demand
Greater Than Supply
The local auto license bureau is
temporarily out of the one-ton truck
license tags. The demand for the
ton-truck license was much greater
than was expected, and orders were
filled so fast at Raleigh that the
State's supply proved inadequate.
Mr* J, D. Woolard, manager of the
local bureau, stated yesterday that
the tags wore expected any day now,
but Just when they would arrive he
did not know. The State is having
more taps made, awl they will be
distributed to the agencies through
out the State where shortages exist
as soon as possible. Until that time,'
it is understood, one-ton trucks can
operate and not be molested by reve
nue inspectors.
License tags for other makes of
trucks ami cars continue in abund- j
ance with no shortage expected.
Meeting of Soy
Bean Growers
National Organization
Meets in Washington
On August 9th
The American Soy Dean "Associa
tion's annual meeting will be held
this year in Washington, N. be
ginning 011 the night of August !Hh.
The business sessions will be held at
night, .while the delegates will tour
the surrounding; soy bean belt dur
ing the day.
On August 10th they will no to the
rich, black land section of Hyde coun
ty anil' will attend a picnic at Swan
Quarter. This trip will show them
the American home of the soy bean,
where it wa.s lirst introduced in our
country. It has had quite a number
oi' names, among them were Japan
peas, stock peas, and soja beans, but
now everybody seems to have agreed
to call them soy beans, which is recog
nized us one of the cheapest stock
feeds ami land improvers that can
be grown in this section.
The delegates will tour Martin and
lii rtie Gounties Thursday, August 11,
and pass on to Elizabeth City.
Many prominent speakers will
muke addresses during the various
sessions; among them will be I'rof.
I'. H. Dorsett, of the United States
Department of Agriculture; K. K.
lleeson, of l'urdue University, and Dr
li. Y. Winters, of our own State Kx
p riment Station.
Fred P. Latham, of Helhuven, is
president of the organization; Taylor
Fonts, of Camden, Ind., is vice presi
dent; W*. E, Ayers, of Stoneville,
Miss., qflCTetary and treasurer.
The meeting of the national asso
ciation was brought to North Caro
lina through tho influence of Mr. I.u
tl'um, the president. The previous
meetings have been held in the Mid
dle West and Mississippi Valley
Merchants Preparing
for Heavy Fall Trade
That heavy trade in expected
rail i.s evidenced by the fact
that many of the merchants are in
creasing their equipment. Mr. P. I'.
I'eel, owner of the cool drink and
cigar store on Washington Street has
.installed a large Frigidaire unit car
rying 12 ice-cream containers, with a
capacity of 0(1 gallons of cream. Per
haps Mr. Peel carries the largest sup
ply of ice cream of any retailor in
the eastern part of the State ami can
•supply the local trade with ice cream
of every flavor.
Right across the street from the
cigar store, Mr. Dlykan has arranged
his cafe after the modern style, and
for the first time in several seasons,
tin- town has an up-to-date cafe.
Colonel A. I). Watts
Is Critically 111
Colonel A. D. Wutts, who was
commissioner of revenue for several
years, is critically ill ut his home
in Statesville/
Colonel Watts wus for many years
the leading politician in the State,
standing out a heud and far above
any other man in the State in the
knowledge of the political conditions
here. He was a master in the science
of politics and had the ability to mar
shal! forces with the genius of a great
Physicians at his bedside last night
held out little hope for his recovery. I
Advertiser* Will Find Oar Col
umn* a Latchkey to Over 1600
Home* of Martia Conty.
Total Taxable Property
This Years Amounts
to $12,962,542.00
$255,963 less, this year than in 1926.
The total' taxable property in the
county this year, real and personal,
hut not including railroads, is $12,-
902.">40, i- as agains. $13,218,493 in
! 926.
S>ven townships lost $408,276 on
real e. tale, as follows: Jumesvile,
$i0."),22G; William.-., $58,135; Hear
Grass, $956; William,-.ton, $162,512;
Cross Koads, Poplar I'oint,
$5!!,760; Goose Nest, $16,812.
The land in three townships g»»iried
$136,691, as follows: Griffins, $46,106;
ltotn'rsonville, $59,146; and Hamilton,
31,439, leaving a net loss on hand of
$271,585. „
Personal property in the county
made a net (fain of $14,537, four town
ships showing a loss from last year
of $38,466, as follows: Bear Grass,
$13,072; Wiliiamston, $15,540; Kober
sonville, $6,218; Hamilton, $3,636.
The other six townships of the coun
ty gained $53,003, as follows: James
ville, $5,708; Williams, $16,449; Grif
fins, $7,021; Cross
Poplar Point, $1,853; and Goose Nest
Of the ten townships, Griflins was
the only one thai gained in both real
and personal property; that township
also made the largest net gain of any
township, the total gain being $51!,-
Uobersonwille gained more in real
I estate but lost in personal property
| by $6,218, which brought its net gain
si!»9 less than Griflins.
Only two townships lost in both
rtal and personal property, liear
Grass and William ton.
The loss in Wiliiamston Township
makes tfp about two-thirds of the to
tal loss of the county, running up to
the enormous sum of $178,062.
Five of the ten townships show a
not loss, while five show a net gain,
1 ut not enough to overcome the heavy
loss of the five.
We find two townships, Roberson
ville and Wiliiamston, above $2,000,-
000 in total valuation. Three, Janies
vilie, Hamilton, and Goose Nest be
tween one and two millions. Three
townships, Hear* Grass, and
Cross Koads, are within $45,000 of the
same valuation, -ranging between
$794,000 and $838,000.
Two townships,, Williams ami Pop
lar Point, are below the half million
mark; Poplar Point being the small
est, bot'h in size and valuation, which
it, $440,148.
The strange feature found in the
list is the heavy loss in Wiliiamston
■Township land..
Peanut Meeting To He
Held Here Next Week
Growers, business men and profes-"
sional men will hold a peanut meet
ing here next Friday, July 22 in the
court house at 3:30 p. m.
These meetings are termed "Pri
mary Meetings" and are held during
the latter days of July each yearlfor
the purpose of selecting nominees a-;
directors for the Peanut Growers as
Whip' it is true that only members
of thf association can vote in this
mutter of selecting nominees for di
rt dors, yet it is very much needed V
that farmers generally and business
s>nd professional men attend, in order 
that they muy obtain information rel
ative to the peanut industry as a
whole and particularly as concerns
the marketing of the crop.
It is understood that all of our
people are vitally interested in the
price of peanuts received by the farm
er, as his prosperity means the pros
i perity of all.
' f There is some wuy in which each
and every one can help in this mat
ter of obtaining a living price for the
farrfier and it is hoped that a large
number of men will attend and see
an outline of the work to be done. It
simply is no use to continue talking
j about the deplorable condition of the
former except this talking is intelli
j gent and constructive and tends to
| devise ways and means by which this
| .condition can be alleviated. We And
that when our people become inform
ed they not only begin talking intelli-.,
gently but acting in the right direc
tion as well.
These meetings will be held in nine
counties in as many days.
Methodist Program
For Next Week
Sunday school at 9:46 p, m\
Services at 11 a. m. and 8 p. ni.
Services at Holly Springs at 9:30
p. m. 1 .
The woman's missionary society
will hold its regular meeting at the
church Monday at 4 p. m.
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