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VOLUME XXX—NUMBER 46
Predicts Better
Tobacco Prices
For This Year
Medium Type Said to be
Selling as Well If
Not Some Better
Mr. James I. Miller, president of
the James I. Miller Tobacco Co., pre
dict* slightly better prices for the to
bacco crop this year as compared
with the one last season. Mr. Miller
has visited many of the Georgia mar
kets, «iid makes the following report:
Judgwg by the opening priceu,
measured by the quality of the leaf
offered on sale, together with a gen
eral knowledge of the world demand,
Mr. Miller said that he had seen his
prediction made several weeks ago on
his return from Europe being borne
out, namely, that the better or u me
d'um type of tobacco would sell a.?
well as last year, if not some better.
With particular reference to the
bright belts of eastern and central
North Carolina. Mr. Miller said that
the finest tobacco in the world was
(.Town in these sections, and most of
it would come under the general rat
ing of medium grades, and that, there
/ore, good prices wjiuM prevail for
the weed this fall.
The Georgia crop, said Mr. Miller,
is slightly larger than last year, and
will amount to n total of 50,000,000
pounds, it is estimated, as compared
with 41,000,000 pounds marketed in
that belt last season. The crop is
very late, much of it being still in
the field, and with curing continuing
and likely to continue for the next
three weeks, he thought. Howt.er,
the crop is of good quality. It has
•11 been primed and the leaves on
the upper stalk are now being taken
qt. Color is lacking in this year's
yield, however, most of the weed hav
ing an orange tint. It is much better
suited to domestic uses than for for
eign shipment.
Three Cars in Wreck
Near Here Sunday
Colored sweethearts, driving on the
Williamston-Everetts highway Sunday
uight, came near doing serious dum
qge. The car, a Ford sedan, belonged
ta Noah Tael, but had been loaned to
1M» friend, Edgar Eason, who in tarn
I**t his gal" at the wheel. Things
#ent well for a while, because they
Were both cold sober, but when the
glaring lights of two cars meeting
tkem cast their beams into the love
nest, it was just more than the lov
irig damsel could bear, and she twist
ed the wheel hard to the left anil
shot it itbout midship into the car of
James Sadler, of Washington, wiping
off his running board and accessorise
on the left-hand side.
Just as the Sadler car swung ele ir,
a car driven by J. Daniel Robersor.,
of Robersonville, came up and suffer
ed exactly the same fate that the
Sadler car did, but it managed to so
damage and tear up the Ford seia>.
that it was not in shape to get bark
in the road io tear up any other cars
but quietly rested in the ditch the bal
ance of the night.
The strange thing about it was the
two colored lovers jumped out of the
cat and ran away as hard as they
eould and did not return. The girl
lift her hat and the boy left his coat
With hia name in it, by which the
sheriff was able to locate the drivers.
Sayg He Has Best
Crop in Many Years
Mr. W. L, Gurganus, of route 2,
v/as in town yesterday. He says he
thinks he has the best crop he has
raised in many years. Though he
tods it very hard to "kill out" his
tobacco, when it does come out it is,
from appearance, of fine quality.
STRANH
THEATRE!
WEDNESDAY
Bob Custer in
'BULLDOG PLUCK'
Two-Reel Comedy
"Maid in Morocco"
Free ticket for the
Friday show.
I Always a Good Show
mtTg
Farm Exhibits at Fair This
Year Expected
Anything Previo
5,000 Licenses
7 9
Are Sold Here
This Year's Sales Double
Those of the Fast
Two Years
The automobile license bureau of
the Carolina Motor Club, stationed
Jure sold, during the months of June
nut July exactly 5,000 car and truck
license tags. The local bureau sold
tags the last day it was open,
bringing the number sold to 5,(>00.
A few calls for tags have been made
since the bureau closed on Saturday,
July 30, but the calls were referred
to the office in Kaleigh. The cash
money, no other kind being accepted,
handled by the local bureau amounted
to $36,401.25, quite a large sum for
tn agricultural section.
On June 30, the office sold 6TH tags,
the largest number ever sold in one
oay since the office has been in opera
tion here. Of the 5,000 tags nold,
4.597 were for automobiles and 403
for trucks. An exact distribution of
the licences could not be had, but
sales for three days, one at the be
ginning, one in the middle, and one
ut the end, sV»?wed that around 87
per cent of the tags went either on
Ford cars or Ford trucks. Chevrolet
cars and trucks were next, while
there were not more than 100 tags is
sued to go on the larger cars.
The department at Raleigh estimat
ed that the tag sale here would reach
around 2,400, but after ihe first few
days repeat orders were given, ami
then the office here was out of plates
for certain typ»->. of cars and trucks.
Many bureau., reported increased
sales, as high as 5,000; but so far as
it can be learned, few doubled their
sales over those of 1926. The locaf
bureau more than doubled its sales
and sold almost as many as Wilming
ton and other large buieaus.
Messrs. Woolard and Green, mana
gers of the local were very
highly commended for their work in
bundling the sale of the license tags.
Tags were sold to car owners as far
i way as Murphy, in the western part
of the State, and as far uway as
Northampton County, in the eastejrn
part. The majority was sold in Beau,-
fort, Bertie, and this county, how-
Capture Three
Men and Still
Boy Tries To Get Man
To Leave Still for
Tobacco Field
Sheriff Roebuck and Deputy Crimes
raided an old nest not far from the
Dilly Mizell farm, in Bear Grass
township, near the Beaufort County,
line, last Saturday morning, whera
they found a .steam still with a full
head of steam on and 17 barrels of
teer lying near by. The liquor had
just commenced to pour out of tho
worm when the officers came up.
There happened to be three persons
present, and all of them were taken
it. custody. One, a young negro man
ntmeil Jones, from Williams Town
ship, seemed to be the chief operat
ing engineer. A colored boy named
Askew wu.i down as an assistant in
petting things fired up in proper
shape. The third was a 10-year-old
white Haoy named Terry, who was
trying to get Askew to change jobs
fr m the still to the tobacco field. It
seems that both Jones and Askew
were employed by the Terry boy's
father and did both field and woods
work.
The two colored men were arrested
but the boy was released owing to his
l« nder age.
The offices, however, thought' it
proper for sjme one to stand sponsor
fcr him; and, thinking..his father re
sponsible for the whole trouble, pro
cured a warrant for him.
Federal officers took a still from al
most the same spot a f£W months ago,
where they also aught severil men,
ne of them, named Howkins, was
from Pitt County.
Only two weeks ago the sheriff and
his deputy caught another at about
th» same place. The beer barrels were
made from the scraps picked up* from
former wrecks.
BOYI SCOUTS RETURN FROM
TRIP TO NAGS HEAD
The local troop of boy scouts re
turned lost Sunday from Nags Hood
where they spent two weeks on their
annual camping irtp. Mr. J. W. Watts,
jr. had the boys in charge and he
reports o very pleasant trip.
ENTERPRISE
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, August 9, 1927.
Premiums Have Been
Greatly Increased
In Departments
The premium list of the Roanoke
Fair Association will be ready for
distribution the latter part of this and
the ftrst part of next week. The
printers are assembling the books
1 his week, and it is the hopi! of the
fair officials to have the list in the
hands of the prospective exhibitors
not later than the latter part of the
next week.
County Agent T. B. Brandon, who
has charge of the farm departments,
A, B, and C, stated yesterday that
the exhibits in these three depart
ments can be expected to surpass any
seen in exhibit heretofore. The crops
are good in the most sections of the
county, and a large collection of the
various products are expected to be
entered.
Mr. Brandon stated further that
niuny farmeis are taking especial
cure with certain products with the
intention of selecting some particular
txhibit. This is very important, stat
ed the agent, f(y a prize given at the
j'tyr is won by the care and attention
k'.ven the exhibit while it is in the
making. During the past two years,
the agent has assisted many of the
furmers to select exhibits for the fair
and with a splendid ciop this year
throughout the county, he states that
the exhibits here this year, if properly
j ttejided to, can be expected to equul
i.ny agricultural exhibit in thr .State,
The premiums in these three de
partments have been rearranged and
I'iicrcased. Community ami school ex
hibits have been materially Increased
ever those of last year, and these ex
hbits are expected to be the best aver
seen here. There are six prizes of
fered in this department, ranging
from $25 to s7l". The increase is
noted throughout the department.
Mr, Brandon says that it is very
Important that exhibitors at the fair
should begin now to make their se
lections and to care for every minor
detail in developing a perfect prod
uct. Particular attention in also called
to the farm and home exhibits. The
ptemiums for these exhibits have
been increased from $45 to around
S2OO.
The preiums offeree! throughout
tlif- entire book are of sufficient .size
to make it worth while for farmers
aril other exhibitors to prepare arti
cles for the fair this year. Mr. Bran
don will be glad to assist any farm
er in making selections of the various
products and assist in preparing
them.
Wins Beautiful
Watch and Chain
Miss Hattie Thrower is now, wear
ing the most beautiful watch and
chain in town, which is a Hamilton
 pen-face gold watch. Miss Thrower
was awarded this watch as a prize
by the Elizabeth City Independent for
the best name for the monument soon
10 be erected on the beach at Kill
Dtvil Hills, where the Wright broth
ers flew the first plane upon which
man ever rode the air.
Miss Thrower's suggestions wail
"The Wright Beacon," which was ac
cepted by a half dozen judges as the
most appropriate name f*r the monu
ment.
of the three prizes offered for the
best names, women won just three
of them. It seems that women can
just naturally think of the best
things to say and the best names to
apply.
Beautifying Grounds
Around Courthouse
Miss Anna Trentham, county ho no
demonstration agent, has planted
shrubs and flowers around the court
house this week. She was assisted
by several Federal prisoners who
were permitted to do the work for
exercise. The courthouse is away n
bove 40 years old, and this is the
first time a flower has ever been
pltnted on the grounds.
Border Market Prices About
Same As Opening Last Year
Telegraphic coming , sold well and the better grades
from border markets at noon reasonably well. While no certain
today fell below the expectations average could be determined at
of most tobacco people who have noon today, Mr. Morton stated
fpllowed the tobacco situation the average would be around 18
during the past several weeks. or 19 cents. He did not mention
Mr. H. H. Morton, of the Farm- the size of the break nor the
erg warehouse here, was on the quality of the tobucro on the
Lumberton market and he stated Lumbcrton market,
that common and medium lugs Mr. Victor Sheluburne, of the
Fall Business -
Is Expected to
Be Very Good
Five Federal Keserve
Banks Lower Their
Interest Rates
Business reports com in from the
laige financial centers of the country
indicate a flourishing business this
fall. Ths reports are bi. >1 mostly
on the money market, freight car
loadings, bond market ana steel and
automobile trade.
Lust week's report "llusiness
lust week appeared to haVe reached a
point of ulnicAt perfect (balance be
tween the spring and fall seasons.
Most industries were marking time
v.'hile preparations went forward for J(
intensive efforts in the fin. I quarter
el the year, reading whieu there is
considerable optimism in commercial
quarters.
Probably the outstanding develop- j
n«.ent a( the week, if not the summer,
us related to future business was the j
reduction of the rediscount rates of'
four of the Federal Resefve Hanks, j
rr>aking a total of five such down
vard revisions. Similar artion by
boards of tire seven remaining Fed
eial Reserve Ranks are considered a!
mutter of course.
'i I
Cut in Interest Rale
The most important of, these cuts
vas in the New York .Federal Re
serve Rank, which occupies a position |
•n America analogous to the govern- j
ment-controlled central banks of Eu
ropean countries. The banks In ♦??. I
Ixiuis, Cleveland, and Boston dropped
their discount rates almost siniu!
U.neously with the change \f>re, while
action was taken in Kutisa* City one
week earlier.
Prominent Wall Street, leaders see
in the essentially easy mopey condi
tions which the reductions in discount
rates reflect, tho foundutiuii for ex
cellent business in the fell and win
ter season. The presence in this coun
try of huge quantities of gold, and
tr.c enormous amounts of money
which pour Into the credit reservoir
eech quarter in interest and dividend
payments are deemed which,
it the absence »f some major happen
ings of unfavorable character, will
keep the money market reasonably
easy for some little time to come.
Reports coming from merchants
here state that local business, up to
the month of August, w.e; ahead «»f
that of last year up to that line, lius
iitf'ss so far his month is holding its
own, and while it is just a little a
head of that for the same month last
year, it does not show as great an in
crease as does tl other monthi of
this year over those of last year.
While the report is not near complete
loiujlly, several representative s.tere.-
that business this year has
shown an increase in both time and
cash transactions. Credit transactions
were said to have undermine a great
er increase, however, than those made
by cash.
Slate to Let 12 Road
Contracts August 25
The State Highway Commission
will let 12 new road-building con
tracts on Augunt 2.'i. According to
estimates by State engineers, it will
require about $8(10,000 tu complete
the work.
Only one project is lo.ated In the
first district, which is \'l 86 miles of
hard surfuce on Route No, 321, in
Chowan and Perquimans Counties,
The letting will include the com
pletion of the hard-surface on Route
No. 80 from Vanceboro ta the Beau
fort County line, which will fill the
entire line of hard surface on Route
30 from Williamston to Wilmington.
Local Masons to
Meet Tonight
Members of Skewarkee Lodge, No.
t»0, A. P. & A. M., are urged to at
tend the regular meeting scheduled
for tonight, as there is .-ome import
ant matters to be taken up.
Misses Charles and Harden, of
Washington visited here a few hours
this morning. «
Local Tobacco
Market Has
Fine Prospects
Solicitors Are Covering
New Territory This
Season
On their return each Jay, solicitors
for the local tobacco report
very favorably on the •obuct i mar
ket here. In brief, they si r the mar
Tcet has the brightest prospects ic
ever had, that more tobacco will h.
•'old here this year than has ever beeu
known to be sold in any one year
The solicitors are covering more
territory this year than has been the
custom, and in each new territory Ci>
voraMe remark:; have been made by
growers. The solicitors, bringing
first-hand information, state that the
crop is unusually good In the greater
part of the territory so far covered.
Wih a good crop and a promise of
| good prices, this year's tobacco sea
j situ can be expected to boost con h
j tlons in fthe farmer'* domain, where
'j conditions following almost poverty
have existed for several seasons. "■*
The three warehouses here are mak
Ling, extensive preparations for han
dling the crop in this section, and
1 with its personnel, the market is ex
pected to enjoy one of its best years.
Federal Officers
Catch Moonshiner
Federal agents picked up a mooti-
I shiner about ? miles west of Corey's
j store Monday. They were very near
| tjie still when discovered by the oper
| nto», who broke to run, but young Mc-
Pllffie was too swfift for him and oMpr
"jok him in a very few jumps.
,The officers found a very large
copper still, which was estimated to
! hold three barrels of mash. There
were also about 1,000 gallons of beer
and 20 gallons of liquor, with the
nreessaVy kegs, jugs, etc., to take
care of the outfit.
The man, who gave him name as
Krover Pauley, wu* taken before U.
S Commissioner W. C. Manning and
bound over to the fall term of the
U, S, district eourt, to be held in
Washington October 17.
Pauley stated that his home was
its Selma; that until four months ago
he hul served aw a United States sol
dier, when he completed a three-yuars
enlistment and was discharged. Ac
cording to his statement, he was mar
ried about six weeks ago, and after
ending a three-weeks honeymoon
came down to Martin County to en-
Kuire in the manufacture of liquor,
which he has done during the past
•three, weeks.
When asked why he should leave
i' three-weeks bride and his home to
come to a strange place to lie in the
woods among the red hugs, ticks, and
mosquitoes and engage in law viola
tion, Ms answer was that he had
heard so much while in the Army a
l'eut places in Martin County where
it was easy to do business that he
Wi.nted to come down anil try it.
The fact that he had been a ser
vant and friend of the government
und had had opportunities to know
better, and the fact that he wunted
to leave his own home and come to
a strange land to break the law and
impose on a people his unlawful
depredations seemed to be sufficient
ground to strengthen his bond to in
sure M* appearance at the, court.
Peanut Growers Meet
In Suffolk Tomorrow
I'eanut growers from North Caro
lina and Virginia will meet tomorrow
in Suffolk for the purpose of study
ing and discussing the peanut situa
tion in America and to take necessary
bteps to meet the needs of the pea
nut farmer.
The old plan of dumping the pea
nut crop generally proven very dis
astrous to the f.i'owtr because it nat
urally force* the price down with the
market glutted.
The necessity of holding a large
proportion of the crop off the market
p.nd feeding the demand by degreon
is one of the greatest needs of tha
peanut farmer, anil it is along thi.i
line of discussion that the meeting
will follow.
Brick warehouse here, was on the
_Fairmont market and lie reports
better grades there than last year
with larger crop prospect*. He
stated that medium and common
grades on that market were sell-'
ing about the same u.i they did
last year. Grades ranging from
twenty cents up were one fourth
lower than they were last year.
70 Rowan Farmers
Spend Today Here
Growers of Soy
Beans Meeting
Here in Short Meeting
Thursday Morning
at 9 O'clock
Visitors from all over the United
.Mates began arriving In Washington
iate last evening to attend th > eighth
annual convention of the American
Scybean Assciation. The first session
of the convention opens tonight when
more than 400 delegates are expected
to hear Congressman Lindsay Warren
i'lul other speakers. WasliitiK'nn has
made elaborate plans for the conven
tion, having decorated the city and
a>rangiM n unique pro^iam.
The three-day program will carry
thtf members of the association into
eight counties where they will observe
+he large tracts of land bearing soy
beans and witness the various meth
ids; used in cultivation. The party of
400 or more is expected to arrive in
Wiliiamston Thursday morning a
round 9 o'clock. A short meeting will
be held here before the party passes
on to Windsor and Elizabeth City
where programs will be held. Farm
eis of this section are invited and
are urged to be here that morning and
attend the meeting.
Mr. Fr-d I'. L:Uhum, of Belhavet',
era of the leading farmers in the
State, is president of the association,
i'r.d it is due largely to his efforts
that the convention is held in this sec
tion this year. Last year the conven
tion was held in Mississippi. A
ollferent section of the country is
visited every year by the convention.
The soybean crop in Kastern North
Carolina is fast becoming one of th"
principal „crups of this section. Par
ticularly is this true in Hyde county
where thousand sof acres are cultivat
ed each year. The party will travel
in automobiles through the eight
ccunties, going first to Hyde county
tomorrow ami through this immediate
.ection en route to Elizabeth City
Thursday.
Cotton Prices
Up 200 Points
Million Halo Shortage is
Prediction of the
* Government
A turn favoring the farmer was
nuiorded yesterday when the price of
cotton advanced 200 points or two
_ t'.ei^s.. u pound on the exchang" in
New York 'ity. The price advance
vas due to the publication of the U.
S. Government report which judicata*
a shortage amounting to around one
millions bales, or a crop of the
normal yield. The report caused th"
prices to go the full one day limit,
amounting to uround a $lO advance.
The government report came rath
er unexpectedly and caucht tin* mar
ket almost devoid of cotton. A 20
minute recess had been callod to re
te've the report, and when trading
on the exchange was resumed au up
roar broke out as traders shouted
their buying orders. On the frantic
rise, October cotton reachmf tB.H4, go
ii.g from 16.X4, while December cot
tor jumped from 17.11 to 19.10.
Even at the day's top price, many
traders were unable to execute buy
ing orders received from their custo
mers as little cotton, was offered fur
sale. This wasjjue to recent heavy
liquidation which hail practically eli
minated speculative long lines.
The rise in cotton was accompanied
by an advance of 58 to B,'t points in
Ihe price of cotton seed oil, due to
the report and to a sharp increase
in lard quotations.
James Haywood liong
Died Early Saturday
Jume« Huywood Ixmg, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Long, who live near
Williamston, died early Saturday
morning in the Washington Hospital
from peritonitis, caused from an at
tuck of appendicitis. was
Bearing 19 years old; a quiet indus
trious sober Christian young gentle
man; one that still was willing to
follow the teachings of Solomon ill
hcnoring father and mother. He unit
ci' with the Christian church about
two months before his death.
The funeral was held in the old
I'iiilippi Church at Cherry, Washing
tin County, Sunday at 11 o'clock, by
J. J. Langston, pastor of the church,
oi.J the young man wax buried in the
family plot near Cresweil at the resi
dence formerly occupied by the Long
family, who moved to this county a
bout two years ago.
Advertiser* Will Find Our Col
umns a Latchkey to Over 1600
Homes of Martia County.
ESTABLISHED 18:8
Leave for Washington
to Attend Soybean
Convention
Seventy farmers from Rowan Coun
ty, headed by their county agent, .Air.
Yager, the clever Dutchman, left
Salisbury Monday mßTning and came
down on Route 10 to Rai°igh, where
they took No. 90 and reached Edge
combe last night and struck camp.
After being shown around everal line
farms in Edgecombe, they Steered f r
Martin County, where they found d.■-
lifeht in looking at the tine fields of
cern, cotton,»Hfranuts„ tobacco, we -x
potatoes, anil soy beans.
At 12:.'!0 they were served a lunch
ton In a warehouse here, consisting of
Martin County baKbecu"; corn bread,
M'own, ground, and cooked iti Martin
County; also a few of the dressings,
such as slaw, tomatoes, watermelons,
set I drinks, ice water, etc.
The Rowan fellows have always
been men from the days of the Revo
lution, on through the Civil War, an.!
then in the great World War; they
have always gladly marched in the
front line, and now it is easily un
derstood why they are always depend
able. Ihe home base is built on the
foundation ob good citizenship, which
va.TeaSrty wen from a view of the
visitors today.
County Agent Brandon did most of
the work in preparing for greeting,
the visitors. He called on a few
willing and ever-ready friends who
gladly responded in contributions to
muk.' tha entertainment jro.
Mr. Brandon asked W. C. Manning
to assist him in welcoming the visi
tors and in showing them around our
county. After spending several hours
here they left for Washington, where
they will attend the soy bean growers'
convention.
Over Quarter Million
Licenses Sold by Clul.
More than a quarter million State
t utomobile license plates were han
died at tho-35 offices of the Carolina
Motor Club during.jl.imc ai.d July, C.
W. Roberts, vice president, announced
today. This was an inciease of more
than 75,000 over the same period last
year,
During July 95,81!) nlates were
seld, and in June the figure was
525—a total of 227,.'111, compared
with 151,155 June and July, I
Charlotte led the motor iluli oflices
in distributing plates, a total of 19,-
901 tags being shoved across the
ciunter by Manager K. W. Rowers
and his assistants. Last year the two
incnths sale was 14,780. (ieeeusboro
-was runner-up with 17,107 saWthis
year and 12,402 in 192>. Asheville
was third with H!,s.'iO, as compared
with 12,758. Durham fourth with 7,
f7(JO, as compared with i,B:!K; and
W ilniingtoli fifth with a sale of 7,988,
a. compared with 5,286 last year.
Officials of the motor vehicle bu
reau of the department of revenue
have highly compliment'd the work
cl the 35 Carolina Motor Club office;
in letters to headquarter* of the or
ganization.
The tremendous increase in plates
s«hl-hiring June anii jnly ini'licnf"
that North Carolinians gradually ar
learning to "shop early" for their li
cense tags and also points to an in
crease in automotive registration.
North Carolina lust year showed th
greatest gain in new car sales of any
Southern State, statistics disclosed by
ths national automobiel chamber of
cmomerce disclosed.
New Model Ford Is
Expected Here Soon
According to information from the
'Ford offices, a new model Ford is
scheduled to arrive he're next Mon
day. Its features and characteristic
remain unknown quantities, however.
Managers of the local agency ex
pressed some doubt as to the ear's
arrival next Monday, but thought i l
would not be long thereafter befori
the first show model would arrive.
Regular shipments of the new cars
are not expected until September 1,
or after.* *
liaptist Picnic at
Colerain Thursday
The Williamslon Baptist Sunday
School will have its annual picnic on
Thursday of this week at Colerain"
Beach, All members of the Sunday
school who desire to go are asked to
meet at the church Thursday prompt
ly at 1:30 and go from there. • ■
■■ ■ - ■ r
Mr. fl. W. Baker, of Washington
City, visited friends here during the
week end.
    

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