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Watell the Übol Oa Your
Payer; It CuriM the Date
Yew Subscription Expiree.
VOLUME XXX—NUMBER 41
Martin County Medical
Society is Host at
More than sixty doctors from three
counties and several from out of the
State attended a meeting of the Tri-
County Medical society here last night
ai the Atlantic hotel.
The meeting was said to be one of
the best held by the Society in some
-tune. The Martin County Medical so
ciety was host to the meeting at the
banquet at the hotel, and aside from
the program the doctors thoroughly
Prominent State doctors and those
of national prominence appeared on
the night's program, and several in
teresting and instructive addresses
were made by them.
Dr. J. T. Burrus, president of the
N. C. Medical society and Dr. Chas.
Lcughinghou.se, State Health Officer,
made splendid talks before the meet
ing as did doctors from many of the
towns in the three counties. The paper
rcaJ by Dr. Spruill was exceptionally
good and very instructive.
Before the meeting adjourned at
11:15 the Society elected for its
new president, Dr. Wooten, of Green
ville. Dr. Brown, of Washington, has
just served the Society in that posi
tion during the past few months.
The Society is made up by mem
bers of the medical profession In three
counties, Pitt, Beaufort and Martin.
The Society's meetings are always en
joyable affairs, and are very helpful
U> kite members.
Services Next Week
Preaching, 11:00 a. m.
Preaching at Vernon, 3:30 p. m.
At 8 o'clock in the evening the pas
tor will fill the pulpit at the Chris
The Woman's Missionary society
will hold its regular monthly meeting
Monday afternoon at 4.-00 o'clock. On
account of the storm just at the time
of the meeting, the society did not
meet last week. Those to whom arti
cles were given will please deliver
them at the meeting Monday.
Start Work On Audit
yof County's Books
Members of the M. N. Mcßae Aud
iting company, of Rocky Mount, start
ed work this week on an audit for
the county. The audit will cover
everything coming under general
Messrs. Phelps and Butler, memb- \
ers of the Arm, have been here since
Wednesday, and it is understood that
Mr. Mcßae will be with them as soon
as he can finish up an audit for the
town of Rocky Mount.
Submit 1927-'2B Budget
to Committee Today
According to information coming
from the courthouse, the superintend
ent of schools for the county will sub
mit the school budget to a committee
from the county commissioners today.
The submission of the budget was
scheduled to take place yesterday, but
one of the members of the committee
could not be here and today was
agreed upon as the time to submit
' The budget, it is understood, carries
a very small building program this
year, there being only one or two
small schools to be erected.
Superintendent R. A. Pope has been
at work night and day for the past
several weeks preparing the budget
and getting it to conform to the
sample established by law.
___ ——— j
Tom Mix in
"NO MAN'S GOLD"
"Isn't Love Cuckoo"
Episode No. 14 of
Always a Good Show
of Factory Complete
L. Bennett Peel
Dies in Garden
Dies of Heart Failure
Tuesday afternoon friends were called
by the farm bell to the cry of distress
of a lovi.ig wife who had found her
husband dead in the garden and while
she was all alone. Just before the ap
proaching storm that aftemoon Mr.
Lawrence Bennett Peel went to hi;;
garden and as he did not return at
once his wife went to look for him.
Calling and receiving no answer, she
hurried on and found him lying life
less, having fallen face downward to
the ground. Neighbors soon reached
the home and carried the body from
out of the storm. Death probably
came from heart failure as he had
suffered -with heart trouble for som-»
Mr. Peel was 72 years and one day
old and for the past several years he
had been in feeble health.
He was the youngest child of the
late Noah Peel and Sallie Koberson
Peel, of Griffins township, his mother
dying during his infancy. He is sur
vived by his wife, who was Miss
Mr.ttie Woolard before their marriage
many years ago, and by five half
brothers, Messrs. Sylvester, Plenny,
Alex and Ephriam Peel of this coun
ty and Mack G. Peel of Beaufort
county. Besides these, he leaves seven
grandchildren and six great-grand
children. The grandchildren, the dau
ghters of his only child, Mrs.
Koberson who died years ago, are
Mrs. Frank Lilley, Mrs. Redding
Leggett, Mrs. T. B. Patterson and
Misses Carrie, Laura Hoyt, Alice and
Mattie Lou Roberson.
Early in life, the deceased became
a member of the Primitive Baptist
church at Smitliwick's Creek, but
later jolnod the Christian ehurch at
Macedonia where his wife and daugh
ter were members. His life was a long
and happy association with Ids family
und friends and there are none who
can say ill of him. He had u beautiful
spirit of friendliness and charity to
ward his fellowmen and there were
very few flaws, if any, that could be
found in his character. He was as was
his friend, A'sa J. Manning, who pre
ceded him to the grave only a few
days, a truly good man and has liv
ed in the past few years in a state
of anticipation of the joy that he ex
pected to have after departing his
frail earthly body.
The funeral was conducted yester
day afternoon at the late residence
and interment was made in the midst
of a great number of sorrowing rel
atives ami friends in the Tice ceme
tary, a short way from the place
where he was born.
Pipe Arrives For
New Water Mains
The first car load of pipe to be used
ir. extending the town's water mains
arrived here this week. The shipment
was unloaded yeoterday and is being
placed along tbe proposed extensions.
At a meeting of the town commis
sioners»peveral weeks ago the matter
of increasing the water lines was
brought up and it was decided to ex
tend the mains across the railroad on |
the Washington road and to a point
in the rear of the tobacco warehouses
near the tobacco re-drying plant.
The material for the extensions has
been ordered for some time and the
shipment yesterday was the first to
The extension of the mains was
brought about when the necessity for
better fire protection was needed both
at the points in the rear of the ware
houses and across he railroad. Several
water customers will connect wh?n
the line is laid across the railroad.
Mr. M. S. Moore will have charge
of the work, and he expecta to com
pete the job within the next few
Mrs. W. B. Watts Is
Badly Hurt in Fall
Mrs. W. B. Watte while leaving the
theatre here last Wednesday night
grew vertiginous and fell the entire
length of the first flight of steps
leading to the second floor of the
building. Mrs. Watts, becoming affect
ed by vertigo, reached for the hand
rail to steady her self; and failing to
do so she fell hed first to the cement
below, causing many to wonder how
she escaped serious injury. Even
though no bones were broken, she
was badly hurt, and it is her doctor's
crdos that she remain 1n tied for
several days. In the fall, Mrs. Watts
had two of her teeth knocked out
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolinaf Friday, July 22,1927.
Await Action of
Official* of the Standard Whole
sale Phosphate and Acid Works,
Messrs. C. T. Crockett, T. H. Wells,
A. H. Gischell and John Mi-Gregory,
were here yesterday in the interest
of that company's proposed plant
''All plans for the construction of
a factory here are complete, and
should the Atlantic Coast Line Kail
road company assure us that they
will extend their trucks to the
river, arrangements for shipping ma
terial here would be made at once",
the officials stated in an interview
yesterday. While here the company's
officials looked over the property sur
veyed and approved the proposed site.
Mr. Crockett, one of the factory
officials, went on to say that further
plans for the erection of the factory
would have to await the action of
the railroad company, that their plant
would do practically all its business
over that road and it would be neces
sary to have shipping facilities at
hand before actual work on the plant
could be started.
No definite answer could be hail re
garding the Coast Line company's ac
tion in the matter from the fertilizer
men, they stating that their company
would do a large amount of business
' over the Coast Line tracks. Local
people who have investigated the
factory's locating here, state that
they see no reason why the railroad
company Would hesitate to repair the
eld road to the river and give service
to the proposed plant.
It is understood that the railruu'l
company says lis* KX) would he
necessary to upuir the roail. Local
people who are familiar with en-1
gineering and who have walked the
road over, stat • that no Mich r.mount!
would be requii 'I to rcpr.ir the road,
that around S3,(XO would be sufficient
for tlie purpose.
The people in this section are very
much interested in the proposed
plant's locating here, and many of
them are at a loss to understand why
tho Atlantic Coast Line company is '
net ready to meet the demand of the
fertilizer people, which is considered
here as being very reasonable.
CAMPAIGN TO RAISE
MARTIN'S QUOTA ON
First Meeting Held in
An intensive campaign to raise Mar
tir county's quota for the support of
til-• branch office of the Kastern Caro
lina Chamber of Commerce, at Wind
s( r, is now beinc put on. The first
gun was fired in this campaign last
Tuesday night at a big barbecue held
in Robarsonville. The effect of the
"shot" was checked considedably by
the down pour of rain in the after ,
noon and night of the occasion. But
despit* this fact, about twenty-five
citizens from Williamston and Rober
acnville were on hand to enjoy the
program. The meeting was adjourned
until the next day at noon, where a
second barbecue was held, where a
bout thirty citizens from Everetts and
liober.'ionville were in attendance.
At both meetings the program of
tlie Eu.itern Carolina Chamber of Com
merce was explained by Secretary N.
G. Bartjett. Interesting speeches were
made in support of the work of the
organization by Mr. K. G. Andemon,
and Mayor G, H. Cox, of Roberson
ville and Elbert S. Peelc, of William
ston. . . * 1 1
The following quotas have been as
signed the various towns in this coun
ty: Williamston, $300.; Robersonville,
si>oo.; Everetts, *6O; Oak City, S9O;
Jamesville, SSO; Hamilton, SSO. Ever
etts has already reported her quota
raised. Paul Bailey, cashier, Planters
> ard Merchants bank, Everetts, was
chairman of his committee; Elbert S.
Peel, of Williamston, accepted our
town's quota and has set about to get
it up by the latter part of his week-.
Oak City is working on her allot
ment; Hamilton has her quota juttt
about in hand. Jamesville has not
been heard from as yet, but it goes
without saying that Jamesville will go
over the top, as usual.
From all indications now, every town
in the county will raise its quota
without much trouble and will be
represented in the big Middle Western*
Advertising campaign that will be
waged this fall. Sol Cherry, manager
cf the Windsor office is busily engag
ed now getting things finished up in
Martin before going into the other
counties for their respective quotas.
The seven counties in the jurisdiction
o* the Windsor office are, Bertie,
Northampton, Hertford, Gates, Mar
tin, Washington and Beaufort.
To the Asylum
Ben Simmons Is Crazy
Over the Expected
New Model Ford
Sheriff Roebuck carried the county's
third inmate within the put few days
to the asylum at Goldsbom this week.
Recently Mary Tom Tyner, familiar
character on the streets here, was en
tered in the asylum, and fast Tuesday
Bennie Simmons and Mack KnighJ
were carried in. In exchange. Sheriff
Roebuck brought back two innjates
from the asylum.
Bennie Simmons, 18 old negro,
was placed in jail here lqfct Saturday
and during the few hys there he
substantiated all evidence claiming
him crazy. He told Mr. J. Sam Getsin
f,er to turn him out so he could drive
one of the new model Fords. Well, it
A'.ould be unjust to call hitn craxy for
wanting to drive a new model Fonl;
for there are numbers of peole who
have already made the first payment
or that type of car. But wllen the boy
fitated he wanted to get his hands on
one of the new models so he could
fly all up in the clouds and never
come back, why he differ d. Sheriff
Roebuck had no trouble with him
while on the way to Goldsboro, but
scon after they entered4hc office of
the asylum, Simmons tA loose and
turned things around. It required
several to quiet him and march him
tc his room. %
Mack Knight, an aged Colored man,
and who has been at the county home
for the past several mofiths, stated
how hadly he hated to Rt> to Golds
boro, for he said he knew they would
cut him all to pieces when he reach
ed there. Upon the assurance from
Sheriff Roebuck that no -uch thing
would happen to him, he went along
last Tuesday without making further
objections other than expressing dis
appointment for having to leave John
Bland's county home.
While at the asylum? Sheriff Roe
buck suw Mary Tom Tyner ami he
slated she had not changed a bit,
that she was in the kitcMi helping
with the cooking and dnlfig all the
bossing. Her gift at quarreling was
still evident, the Sheriff stated.
Rev. T. W. Lee Preaches
At Christian Church
Rev. T. W. Lee, of the Methodist
ehurch has kindly consented to preach
ut the -dhristiun ehWch Sunday even
ing at K o'clock. The congregation is
mgeil to hear Mr. Lee and members
of the other churches are cordially in
vited to attend the service,
Sunday school will he held at the
regular morning hour, 9:46. There
v/ill lie no morning church service.
WILL PREACH AT JAMRSVILLK
CHRISTIAN CHURCH SUNDAY
Rev. J. F. Pipkin will preach at the
Jamesville Christian church next Sun
ilay, using as his morning text, "Why
Arc You a Church Member?" In the
evening, Mr. Pipkin will preach on,
"Christ's Challenge to the.Youth of
This wil| be Rev. Pipkin's last serv
ice in Jamesville for some time as he
is preparing to attend Johnson's
Bible college in Tennessee in the next
First to Advance Idea
For Chowan Bridge
A. K. Haxstun, former resident of
tain town who engineered the cause
way ucross the river here, Is said to
have advanced the first idea for the
erection end location of the great
Several years ago, Mr. Haxstun
drew a small pencil sketch, showing
„the proper location of the bridge and
pointing out the necessity of such a
structure in making the highway syß
tim complete in the eastern section.
Women Fight Over
Fhillis Smith, colored woman liv
ing below the river hill, fvceived a
sprained wrist and several other'
bruises when a suspicion led her to
lcok in Felix S pedlar's woodhouse,
The story told by the woman yes
terday had its laughable parts as well
as those revealing the fact that her
home was about to be wrecked by
another woman. Her story reads, "I
Cot my hand sprained Saturday night
fighting a woman over my husband,
Richard Smith." How old is your
husband ? "He b: 68," was the reply.
Back to the story, "I went to Spellar's
woodhouse, near by and Naomi Ruffin
and my husband had the dear closed.
I opened it and started the battle.
Just before I fell, Mrs. Ruffin hod
started home, but when she saw I
was down, she jumped on me. When
I asked my husband to come out, he
could not; for he was not dressed."
It is understood the "kffair will be
before the court*.
Everetts Business Property
Shows Gain of 10 Per Cent
Over That of the Past Year
Audit of Town's
The audit of the town books
was completed here this week
by Mr. Perkineon of the Mcßae
Auditing company, of Rocky
The details of the a«»dit hsve
not been given out, but will be
made public as soon as the state
ments are scheduled at the
office in Rocky Mount.
No reliable information dis
closing the true financial status
of the town, but all this will
come out when the audit is
classified by the various town
HAS SEVEN CASES
Solicitor Accepts Nol-
Pros in the Non
Recorder's court Tuesday had only
seven cases to deal with, three liquor
cuses, three assault cases and one
In the non-support case the testi
mony did not seem to justify the
charge and Solicitor Horton took a
no! pros. In that event, Hezekiah
Purvis continued married.
Fleetwood Brooks, charged with
manufacturing liquor, was found guil
ty. He was charged with the cost and
sentenced to the fcklgecombe roads
fur nine mantlm. His term will not
begin during his good behavior.
Nymphus James, charged with manu
facturing liquor, was found guilty by
the court and fined S6O. He was also
required to pay the cost and serve
twelve months on the Edgecombe
roads. The road term was suspended
upon his good behavior.
Henry Sherrod, assault with dead
ly weapon, called and failed. Judg
ment against bond.
Gabriel Wiggins, assault with dead
ly weapon, had his case continued for
Will Spencer, charged with violat
ing the liquor laws, was found guilty.
A twelve months road sentence was
imposed, the last nine of which are to
be suspended if the first three are
F.erved with u good record.
4-H Club Girls Return
From Trip to Raleigh
Nine members of the 4-H clubs in
this county have returned from an
eventful week in Raleigh where they
took short courses in cooking, sew
ing and room improvement. During
the week the 420 girls from all over
the State attending the short courses
were taught many things relating to
general economic conditions in the
home. Several of the girls from this
county stated upon their return that
the program for the week was well
arranged and that they had a wonder*
ful time. b
The week's entertainment included
visits to the capital, governor's home,
ut-ylum and penitentiary. This was
the first visit of many of the girls
tc Raleigh, and the trip was most
J,'tn*Acial in both its instructive and
entertaining features. The trip was
trade oh one of the county's school
There are ten of the 4-H clubs in
the county, but only five of the ten
v/ere represented at Raleigh.
Boy Scouts Leave Next
Month For Nags Head
The latest plans in scout circles
Itere will carry the 16 members of
the local troupe to Nags Head some
time around the first of next month.
The scout heads are making plans for
the trip to that place, but when they
will loave and how they will go have
rot been decided upon.
The scoutq were disappointed in the
show receipts last Monday and Tues
day nights when the management of
the theatro turned them over to the
scoutmaster. They had advertised
"Knockout Reilly" to a fare ye well,
but because it was for the benefit of
the scouts or pomothing along that
line It did pot meet the approval of
patrons, tlie receipts were small, and
the scouts realized only 120. Well,
that helped; so they are off .to Naga
Head some time the first of next
Thousand People at
Oak City Gains 2 Per
Cent; Poplar Point
Loses 10 Per Cent
Everetts business property, accord
ing to the last tax assessment shows
a net gain in valuation amounting to
10 per cent. An examination of the
tax books shows that Everetts is
leading so far, Robersonville being
the next largest gainer. It will be re
membered that business property-Jjn
Kcbersonville gained six and one-lSlf
per cent, over last year's listing.
Oak City showed a gain of two
per cent, while 21 leading farms in
Poplar Point show a net loss amount
ting to 10 per cent.
Some think the old saying, "more
in the man than in the land" may
well apply, while others think it is
more in the list-taker than in the
Following are a few comparative
values for Everetts:
J. S. Ayers, four lots, $4,850.; a
gain of $450.
Bailey and Barnhill store, $7,000;
a gain of SSOO.
Champion Auto Co., garage, $5,-
000; same as ast year.
Clark and Taylor, store, $2,500;
a gain of S3OO.
J. S. Peel, residence, $5,000; same
as last year.
J. S. Peel, store, $3,500; u gain of
Comparative values for Oak City:
J. T. Daniel, store, $4,000; same
as last year.
T. W. Davenport, residence, $4,200; j
a loss of $260.
Harrell and Hopkins, store, s4,oO>;
sume as last year.
Baker Harrell, store, $1700; a gain |
Johnson and Co., hotel, $4,- J
500; a loss of SSOO.
B. E. Moye, garage, $1000; a gain
Bank of Oak City, $7,500; same as j
Oak City Supply Co., 2 stores, SB,-
000; same us last year.
Oak City Supply Co., $6,000; s u me
a;- last year.
C. C. James, store and residence,
$2,500; a gain of SI,OOO.
Poplar Point Township Farm Land
L .A .Clark, 110 acres Teel land,
$5,800; a gain of $2,200.
Pattie B. Crawford, 77 acres Alls
brooks land, $3,400; a loss of SB6O.
J. R. Everett, 300 acres, $16,000; a
Joes of $4,000.
James A. Everett, 200 acres Slade
land, $1,000; a gain of S4OO.
James A. Everett, 610 acres, resi
dence, $24,000; a loss of $4,000.
Annie E. Griffin, 255 acres Barnhill
land, $12,600; a loss of $2,500.
J. R. Harrison, 106 acres residence,
$5,860; a loss of $l4O.
H. L. Hopkins, 160 acres Taylor
land, $6,000; a loss of SSOO.
J. A. Leggett, 59 acres residence,
S3,I(M); a loss of S4OO.
L. J. Mills, 176 acres residence,
$8,600; same as last year.
F. J. Roebuck, 300 acres residence,
$12,600; a loss of $2,700.
Mrs. H. J. Smith, 296 acres resi
dence land, $12,500; same as last year
J. G. Staton, 412 acres Speight
land, $13,000; a loss of $4,000.
J. G. Staton, 100 acres Geo. Taylor
Isnd, $4,100; a loss of S4OO.
J! G. Staton, 208 acres Hardy land,
$7,000; a loss of SI,OOO.
J. G. Staton, 191 acres Gib Tayloi
land $7,700; a loss of SBOO.
L. L. Taylor, 300 acres residence,
$14,600; a loss of $3,000.
V, G. Taylor, 470 acres V. R. Tay
lor land, $33,000; same as last year.
L. A. Taylor, 197 acres, Taylor
lund, $8,866; a loss of $146.
L. G. Taylor, 214 acres residence,
$10,000; same as last year.
W. S. White, 124 acres adjoining
Roebuck, $5,826; a gain of $1,326.
Melons Brought Here
Mr. Gua Wynn, a farmer 'iving
near here on the Hamilton road,
Lrought the first load of home-grown
watermelons to town yesterday. While
the melons were not very large, they
were guaranteed to be extra good by
the owner. Mr. Wynn had a double
wagon load, and sold the melons out in
a short while.
During the past several years the
watermelon season, when considered
from a local standpoint, has grown
later each year and when we used
to eat home-grown watermelons en
July 4, the season now hardly comea
Advertisers Will Find Our Col
umns a Latchkey to Over 1600
Home« of Wirtin County.
Visitors Highly Pleased
With Edenton's Way
Edenton proved itself a most hos
pitable host last Wednesday when a
crowd ot people estimated to number
U',ooo assembled within its borders
to take part in the Chowan bridge
••pining exercises. Many of the t.".,-
Cth), visiting the historic town for the
first time in their lives, returned hom e
highly pleased with the town's method
cT entertaining such a large number
of visitors. And so the time, so long
neglected, has been made and North
Carolina will move forward not as
so many units but as a body.
The celebration Wednesday will go
down, probably, as one of the most re
markable events in the history of the
State, for it ha.-, brought together
thousands of people who heretofore
knew little of iheir neighbors. The
day's exercises were very fittingly
carried out when many notables from
the State and from Virginia made
short talks commemorating the build
ing of the mile ami one-half .struc
ture across the Chowan, In the ab
sence of Governor McLean, Lieuten
ant Governor Klmer Long extended
the greetings of the State's Chief Ex
etutive. Just tribute was paid to the
sons of the section "across the way"
in the message, and a welcome to
their own State was extended them.
Amplifiers assisted the speakers in
spreading their messages to the thou
sands of people who thronged the
streets near the courthouse.
In spite of heavy storms Tuesday,
large crowd;; were making their way
te the bridge center that evening, and
ei;rly that night, all the hotels we he
filled and many of the private homes
were thrown open to the visitors.
Edenton was making splendid efforts
to handle the throngs. Early Wednes
day morning automobiles from as far
away as Raleigh, Morehead City, and
Greensboro began paas.ing through
the Maint street here ereroute to the
formal opening of the bridge. For
several hours during the morning, the
cars passing through the street here
en route to the celebration averaged
more than one a minute, and at timi- .
u;' many as six -to fifteen would go
through in one group.
The only complaint made by re
turning visitors was about the road
leading to the bridge. The heavy rain -
hud made the roads almost impassible
irt places, but team and tractors wele
placed along the way and used to
keep the throngs moving. At six o'-
clock tliut evening I.JVOO cars had
ppssed over the structure, and many
more were then to return home. While
thousands were entering Edenton by
way of the bridge, extra boats were
lidded to the regular ferry across the
Albemarle and hundreds of cars were
curried over that way.
The opening _u**reti£onies started
iihortly after II o'clock at Eden House
when the U. K. Army band rendered
several "selections. Lieutenant-Gover
nor Elmer Long, escorted by a rep re
scntative from liertie county imper
sonating Sir Nathaniel Duckinfield,
greeted the representatives from th
seven counties east of the Chowan
river and welcomed hem into the
The ribbon across the bridge wa
cut by Highway Commissioner Frank
j C. Kugler. The motorcade from the
1 two sections proceeded towards Eden
ton. At Edenton on the courthouse
green addresses were made by Hon.
J C, 11. Ehringhuus, of Elizabeth City
' Hon. Joshepus Daniels, of Kaleigh;
Hon. J. Elmer Long, of kaleigh;
' Gen. A. J. Howley, of Fort Bragg;
Mr. Fred G. Warde, general secretary
South Atlantic Highway association,
oi Brunswick, Gn.; Hon. Frank J'age,
of Kaleigh and Hon. Tibet L. Koper,
jof Norfolk. All the add resses were
short and appropriate for the occa
Regular Trallie Heavy
Since the bridge was opened to
traffic the first of this month, around
three thousand cars have passed ovei
it. The highway commission expected
around* 60 cars a day to pass over
the bridge for the first few week .
Official counts show that more than
100 cars have passed over the struc
ture each day since the first not in
cuding last Wednesday, however. The
.bridge was free to all yesterday, and
thousands took advantage of the
Sunday school, 9:45.
Morning service a', regular hour,
Sunday evening, Rev. T. W. Um
will preach *t 8 o'cock in the Chris
tan church. As we do not have serv-'
ices at that time, the congregation i.i
cordially invited ttr near Mf.' ; Lee at