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VOLUME XXX—NUMBER 47
FEW PRESENT AT
GROWERS OF SOY
Party Gets Separated After
Leaving Washington and
Crowd Here Was Slim
FRED LATHAM TALKS
The session of the soy bean grow
ers' meeting advertised for Thurs
day morning wan not very well at
tended, because the delegates, who
had spent two days viewing the rich
lauds of eastern Carolina, were so
anxious to see everything that they
split up and scattered on every road,
so that they failed to get together
here, execpt in a small group.
The president of the association,
Fred Latham, was in charge, and he
mad a short talk, emphasizing the
agricultural advantages of eastern
North Carolina, and the possibilities
within the land to the crops that sus
tain life, and even to make money.
Mr. Latham himself is regarded as
one of the soundest farmers in the
State, growing a complete balance of
feed crops, stock and poultry, and
enough of the truck crops to bal
It is said of him that he trades
with his farm, always making a good
profit in the trade; yet he treats the
farm t'j well that it is also enriched
by the trade. The art of farming
where the man and the land both
grow richer is always safe.
Mr. Latham, who has served as
president of the American Soy Bean
Association for the past year, was
accompanied by a number of the
country's soy bean specialists, and ex
pressed his regrets that the published
program did not give him time te
present them to the Martin County
Spend Some Time in Town
Yesterday; Are Touring
In Eastern Carolina
Thirty Richmond county farmers
a|M.nt *oitM time in our town yester
day while touring this part of the
£>tate. These farmers, who have been
eating and selling peaches, grapes,
dewberries, cantaloupes and water
melons, set >ut Monday from Rock
ingham to tour the farming section
of North Carolina. They spent tfcieir
first night at the State College, Ral
eigh. The next day they came through
Wake, Nash, Edgecombe and Pitt
counties where they saw cotton and
tobacco. Going then into Beaufort and
Hyde they saw soybeans and corn.
In Hyde they were amazed to see the
great cornfields and hundreds of
aires of soybeans. Of course, thoy
Lay they saw a large amount of cot
tor and tobacco in Beaufort.
Yesterdy morning they left Wash
ington and came to our town where
they wei-e met by u good delegation
of our people and were shown around
by our citizens.
They were strong in their praises
if the appearance of our crops.
Bob Uak, one of the jovial type
of fellows, sent his wife word that
he was not going back to Richmond
county and that she migh have the old
Tha whole company crossed the
bridge on a sight seeing tour and re
turned to continue on their schedule
whicli takes them to Bethel, Green
ville, Wilson, then northward to Ox
ford, Durham and Chapel Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Woolard and
little eon, J. D. Jr., returned last
evening from a short trip to Nor
Misses Lucile McCotter and Louise
Hodges and Mr. Irving Hodges, of
near Washington, were here for a
few hours last night.
"NEVER TOO OLD"
Always a Good Show
' • •. * ,r
Important Meeting of
Masons Next Tuesday
All members of Skewarkee
are requested to attend a special
communication of the lodge next
' Tuesday night, August 16th. Instal
lation of officers will be made and
other matters taken up. '
OF STATE TO BE
PAID UP BY 1952
$115,000,000 in Highway
Bonds Issued Since 1921
By North Carolina
PAYING $500,000 YEAR
If no moro highway bonds were is
jed by the State of North Carolina,
the State would be free of highway
debts in 1952, with all of the $116,-
000,000 worth of highway bonds
which have been issued since 1921
paid, according to the present sys
tem of retiring bonds.
The State Highway Commission is
piying $500,000 yearly into a sink
ing fund which will retire the $85,-
000.000 worth of highway bonds Ku
_thorized prior to 1927, by 1952. The
M 0,000,000 ordered by the 1927 Leg
1. lature was issued in serial bonds,
which are coming due at the rate#of
51,500,000 annually. This series will
be completely paid in 1947.
The largest amount the State will
pay in any one year in interest and
sinking fund for these bonds will fall
oue in 1937 when $2,000,000 will go
into the sinking fund, and $6,091,-
000, interest will be paid.
This year interest on the $85,000,-
000 long term bonds will amount to
approximately $4,(>00,000 while inter
on bonds from the $30,000,000 is
sue will be $1,350,000. This is in ad
dition to the sinking fund of $2,000,-
000 which has already been paid.
The present road building- profrtiin
was started in 1921 when $50,000,000
worth of bonds were authorized. The
Legislature of 1923 authorised $15,-
000,000 in highway bonds, and the
1925 Legh'uture $20,000,000 while the
last Legislature authorized the issu
ance of $30,000,000 worth of bonds.
The sinking fund which bepran in 1
1!»24 now amounts to $2,788 000.
During the last fiscal year the
Highway Commission received from
the sale of automobile licenses, title
fees, and gasoline taxes $14,367,000.
LEGION TO MEET
Thousands of Members of
State Department Are
Expected to Attend
Next week will be a great one for
V'ashington when thousands of mom
birs of the American Legion assemble
tftere for their annual meeting. —-
The city on the Pamlico, the oiigi
r.al Washington, is making every ef
fort to make the meeting the best one
since the boys returned fioin Franca,
The people there are entering hearti
ly in the entertainment of the visitors
end thsy will se e to i„ that the thous
ands who attend from all coiners of
the Mate are well cared for when
ir. th"ir town.
The program will to full from the
beginning, running each day from 9 j
o'clock in the morning till 9 o'clock
in the evening.
The meetings of both the American
Legion and the American Legion
Auxiliary will be addressed by nten
and women of prominence from this
and other states.
Martin County Doctor
Attends Pediatric Seminar
The seventh annual session of the
I Southern Pediatric Seminar, which
Jopened July 25, at Saluda, N. C.,
e'osed on Friday evening, ugust 6.
The Seminar was organised seven
\cars ago by the leading pediatricians
of the South for the purpose of
spreading among practicing physi
cians the latest knowledge concern
ing children's diseases, and their pre
vention and treatment
Only nine doctors were registered
; from North Carolina, among them
v ere Dr. Vernon Ward, uf Roberson
ville, and Dm. Garrenton and Hem
inway, of Bethel from this section.
They state that the course was most
instructive and beneficial to the prac
The attending doctors were royally
entertained by the people there, they
being shown to many interesting
places in that section.
Drs. Ward and Garrenton returned
by automobile Saturday, leaving Sa
luda at 8:30 a. m. and reaching Bethel
at 10:45 p. m., covering the trip of
424 miles in around 14, hours. Dr.
Heminway returned by train by way
of Columbia, S. C. where he was
joined by his wife and children who
have been visiting relatives there.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, August 12,1927.
B. & L. TO OPEN
21ST SERIES ON
Morp Than 3,000 Shares of
£>tock Sold Here Since
EXPECT GREAT GAIN
The Martin County Building and
Loan Association opens its 21st ser.es
the first Saturday in September. Eacn
year the association adds a large
r.umber of new share holders to its
list and many of the old members
take on additional shares. The series
opening September 3rd thlß year is
expected to show the greatest gain
since the organization has been in ex
istence, according to Mr. Wheeler
Martin, one of the association offi
Since the association' has been in
operation here more than 3000 shares
or stock have been sold. The exact
number of share holders could not
Lk» learned without a close check of
the books, but the officers state that
that there are several hundred tak
ing advantage" of the systematic sav
ing offering of the j£so?iati«>n.
There are in the county, and the as
sociation has share holders all over
the county, more than 35 buildings
both for homes and businesses built
through the association. The associ
ation has financed the building of
homes in practically every town in
the county, and in many of the rural
At the present time, the association
has oround SIOO,OOO in loans made to
home-builders. Earnings have bce;i
pood since its establishment and this
year a dividend amounting to six and
one-third per cent, is expetced.
UP IN THE AIR
Don't Know Yet Whether
Or Not They Will Have
To Tell Court of Hunt
According there will be
an unlimited number of bear stories
in cuurt here within the next several
days. The*court, jt is understood will
hear the stories of those who went
bear hunting without licenses last
Monday morning a week ago.
While there is no official evidence
that indictments will be issued a
;rainst the hunters, several people a
round the town are joking with many
who attended the hunt. Guy Thomas,
v-ho is said to have gone along with
a 20-gauge shot gun, one just large
enough to get into the hunt with and
or,e not large enought to do any
damage, allows they have made a mis
take, that he did not even leaw? town
that day. Mr. Exum Ward, the pool
room man, suid yesterday morning
th.nt he did not think there was any
thing to the ruinor, but that he
thought if it came to the point where
it meant either jail or SSO, he might
be able to negotiate a loun for that
Pete Hall, of the Citizens barber
tdiop, brought all the news from Ber
tie county the other day when he was
The matter summed up only means
thKt people going bear hunting do
not have to have and conse
| quently there Is nothing to the rumor.
It might be nddfd that there is no
I license required to go hunting bare.
"Stag Shower" Is Given
For W. C. Manning, Jr.
W. C. Manning, jr. was honored
with a stag shower last Tuesday
right by Messrs. Wheeler Martin,
O. S. Anderson, and J. A. Manning
at the home of Mr. Martin on Main
Outside the slighUy dark appear
ance of "Snowball", printing offlc?
' devil, the party was a bright affair.
The gifts were many and greatly
varied in their nature.
Here Last Night
Mr. and Mrs. James K. Harrison,
jr., entertained a number of their
friends last night with a watermelon
party, given at Lindslev'" Ice House,
where they had f,n \q1(1 storage a
number of 60-pounu cartaret county
Those invited included G. P. Hall
and family, Theodore Koberson and
family, H. D. Harrison and family,
J. O. Manning and family; Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Rogerson, W. C. Man
ning, J. L. Rogerson, J. W. Manning,
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Harrison, J. R.
Stanley, and Jim Ed Harrell.
The melons were as fine as ever
seen in Williamston and as good as
ever tasted. All present greatly en
joyed the Jreat. k
Mr. Garland Barnhill leaves Sun
day for New York to purchase goods
for Barnhill Brothers and company.
NEAR HERE ON
HIGHWAY NO. 30
Tragedy Narrowly Averted
Wednesday When Two
Another near tragedy occurred last
Wednesday afternoon when a Chevro
let, driven by Howard Hopkins, and
a Buick sedan, driven by C. A. Task
er, of Asheville collided ne»u here on
the Washington road)/
The Hopkins car was knocked off
the road on the left side an>! damaged
considerably while its driver vas bad
ly jarred and bruised. Tasker's car
was stripped of one running board,
had all the glass broken and the other
running board was mashed when the
tar turned over several times.
Tasker, accompanied by his wife!
rnd four sons, escaped unhurt along
with two of his sons. Mrs. Tasker
was slightly bruised and two of the
sons, Jack and Russell, were cut and
bruised very badly, but were able to
continue their journey to Bel haven j
-after receiving medical attention at j
the hands of pr. Wm. E. Warren here, j
The question of who was at fault!
was hotly debated by both Hopkins
and Tasker. Hopkins claimed he had j
run his front wheel on the concrete!
from the road leading toward -James- j
ville and stopped his car, that Task
or swung his car to the left or the
wrong side of the road and struck
Ji.m, knocking his car back off the
I ighway and turning his own cat
over. Hopkins further claimed that
he had three witnesses who saw tha
situation as well as the marks made
Jby both his and the Tasker car; to
prove hi.i statement.
, Tasker claimed that Hopkins ap
proached from the side road at such
a speed that ho was forced to leave
the concrete and take to the out side
of the road and that .Hopkins crossed
the entire road and struck him.
|At any rate the spot is a very
dangerous one and the place where
a Mr. Brickhouiie, of near Crimes
land received fatal injuries when his
iar was wrecked there several months
WESTERN N. C.
Baptist Preacher and Mayor
Are Telling Tales on
Mayor Robt. L. Coburn and Rev.
C. H. Dickey returned from a West
ern NortnCarolina trip last night.
They went by Salisbury, CHitrrlotte,
Gastonia, Chimney ■K o o fc,,,„A sheyille
oi- to. Waynesville and back by Blow
irg Kock, Boone and Winston-Salem.
They report a fine trip, and say that
t:o scenes In nature could express
mere grandeur than tho. Western
North Carolina mountains. No acci
dents happened to the party and every
thing went well.
Mayor Coburn, however, says that
Mr. Dickey put on one of his shirts
at one of the hotels visited and that
be seemed to bo perfectly satisfied
with its size even though it was sev
eral sizes too small. Yet, Mr. Co
burn says, fortunately the shirt was
i dirty and Mr. Dickey refused to wear
it when he found it out and he re
covered his property.
Mr. Dickey says the Mayor is a
real affable traveling companion ex
cept he is a little embarrassing at
times in his selection of souvenirs.
Arkansas Lands Flooded
Fourth Time This Year
A fourth flood in the neighborhood
ef Arkansas City is now sweeping
over thousands of acres of land. The
water from the Arkansas river is
driving families from theijr homes and
all hopes for raising a has been
abandoned. Some bean.- and feed
crops were planted after the third
flooid swept them away, but the
acreage is not large.
It is stated that Arkansas City will
suffer oTlly slightly as it is not ex
pected the water will covar more than
1C per cent, of the town and will not
reach the business section at all.
Only One Service at
Baptist Church Sunday
The pastor will be in the pulpit at
the Baptist church Sunday morning,
and will be pleased to& have a large
The themo that will be discussed is
this, "What Is a Christian?" There
ifc a lot of twisted thinking on this
matter, and the pastor will make an
honest effort to give a sane and reas
onable outline of what' % Christian
really is according to the teachings
of the new Testament and the prac
tices of our Master.
There being no services at this
church in the evening th# people will
have opportunity to attend whatever
service they may like.
To Start Work on Fertilizer
Factory Within Few Weeks
SIX CASES TO
Three Cases for Assaults
and Three for Violations
Of Prohibition Law
TWO G0.7 TO ROADS!
Recorder Bailey and Solicitor Hor
ton had a very light day in their
court last Tuesday when only six j
cases came up for trial. Part of one
cuse was referred to the juvenile
court and the other part was continu- J
eu leaving little for the court to do.
Assaults and liquor cases led the day |
with three of each kind.
Alonzo Roddick, charged with an j
I assault, had his case continued one
Leander Knight and William Ester,'
| charged with the manufacture of li i
! quor, had their case divided when it j
[ v a;: learned that Ester was a minor
| and his case belonged to the juvenile
court. Knight plead guilty and had his.
cause continued one week.
Clue Terry plead not guilty when
he was' charged with manufacturing |
I'tiuor, The court, after examining tho j
evidence, agreed with Terry, and he
war, sent out a free man.
Manuel Mooro plead not guilty to I
an assault with a deadly weapon j
charge, but the court did not look
at the situation as he did, He was
.sentenced to tho Kdgecomhe roads for j
Henry Gainer, assault' with deadly
weapon, had a case -similar to that \
of Manuel Moore. He plead not guilty j
to the assault charge; the court dis
agreed; a sentence of ninety days'
duration was imposed. He goes to th?
Edgecombe roads where he will serve
' his sentence.
R. W. Clemmons, violating the li'
quor laws, plead not guilty to the
■ charge against him. The court dls
! agreed with him on the subject, and \
I he was fined S6O and is under a sus--
I pended 12-months 'road sentence.
GREENVILLE, 4 - 3
Cherry Twirls Good Game
for Everetts and Scored
Winning Run in 10th
(Special to the Enterprise)
Everetts, Aug. -12.—The Everetts
buse ball team treated itself to
a four to three win over Greenville's i
combination of high school and form
er professional players here yester
day afternoon and displayed a brand
of ball that has not been equalled
here Hi a number of seasons.
The game was a ten inning affair
and had it not been for Roebuck's
timely single which scored Cherry, it
is possible that Greenville's big end
which was awaiting an eleventh in
ning opportunity, would have come
through .with a margin that would
have exerteil the Everetts luds to
I overcome In their one remaining in
ning. Roebuck also led his team with
three hits and did some nice work
behind the plate.
Cherry twirled a nice ganie for
Everetts and started the tenth with
a single. Bullock, woh would make a
noticeable record on the average cin
der path, was chosen by Greenville's
captain to run for Cherry. He stole
second on the first pitched ball, went
to third on a throw to first, and drift
ed home on Roebuck's hot infield
single. Two men ware out when the
winning run was scored.
Greenville took the lead in tin
fourth by making two hits count for
two runs. Everetts made its first
counter, in the fifth and evened the
score on, Clark's single in the sixth.
Brown's two-bagger gave Everetts a
3 to 2 margin in the seventh but Car
son, for Greenville, tied it at three all
in the last of the ninth.
Faulkner,, playing second base fflr
Fveretts, made a splendid throw from
short centei:fleld, catching Hicks at
the plate, who attempt to score be
hind Carson. The tlfrow stopped
Greenville's ninth inning spurt and
paved the way for a win in the tenth
There was only one error credited
to each team and all runs were earn
ed. Everbody agrees that It was a
i.ice game and its dupliction will,
doubtless, boost the attendance
record, thus far, has been fair.
Services at Hamilton
Regular services will lie held in the
Methodist church at Hamilton Sun
day morning at. 11 o'clock.
There will be no service Sunday
T. W. LEE, Pastor.
Putting New Coat Paint
On Roanoke River Bridge
Painters have been busy during the
past several days painting the river
oridge here. This is the first time the
highway painters have been this way
since the first coat of paint was put
on the bridge when it was built in
With its new white coat, the bridge
gives a very pleasing appearance.
ISSUED IN FORTY
Failure to Observe Sanitary
Privy Laws Results in
Summons to Court
TRIALS SEPTEMBER 15
Chief of Police W. B. Daniel is
serving around 40 warrants on peo
ple of the town who have failed to I
comply with the sanitary laws audi
j regulations provided by the State.!
'l'he warrants call,for the trials of the j
defendants on the 15th day of Sep- j
The indictments are made by the j
State Sanitary Inspector, Hi F. Wil
| liums, who was lyere and made u sur
-1 of the sanitary conditions for the!
! '.own several months ago. Soon after
I the survey was made Chief Dantq.
j was ordeivd to notify the owners of
those homes were :;anitary rules wero
not in effect and advise them to meet
I the requirements set out by the State
sanitary laws. The time for this work
lo be done.has expired, and it is un
dirstood that fines will be laid when
the cases come up in court next
In all cases where the sanitary
regulations were not in force, Chief
Daniel notified the owners of the
I uHdings to provide methods that
j would meet State inspection. The ma
jority of cases is found where ten
ants live and are not in the main part
in town. However, Chief Daniel stated
that there were a few homes on on®
or iwo of the principal streets that
hud not yet conheced with the water
and sewer lines.
Chief Daniel states that it will re
nuire tomorrow and part of next week
| to finish serving the warrants. Sev
| eral warrants, are not complete, but
| will b; made ready just as coon as
here adds his signature to
I them. Jhe total will not run over
j fifty in number, it is thought.
Following the suggestion of the in
spector" when he was here last May,
many people went ahead and met the
sanitary.regulations, and it is thouKht
a large number of the remaining fifty
will take some action in the matter
before the time of the triuls rolls a
Wilson Policeman Killed by
Man Said to Have Lived
Here at One Time
-Eugene Mason, who was disorderly
and cruel in his family, shot and kill
ed Policeman Joseph 11. Ellin in Wil
son early Tuesday morning. He also
shot i'oliceman L. F. Karnes.
Mason's wife said that her husband
came home drunk and attacked her
with a gun and threatened to kill
her, that she slipped to a neighbor's
' house ami called the police depart
ment. When Ellis, Harnes and H. C.
McKell, another policeman, entered
the yard at the home, Mason shot
Ellis dead and seriously and possibly
i I'atally wounded Harnes. and then fled.
Hf was captured übout ten miles a
wuy durinK th 6 day and begged his
captors not to hurt hicau.
A coroner's jury charged him with
the killing which is first degree mur
-1 dcr and he was placed in the Wilson
, county jail without bond and to a
-1 j wait the next term of superior court.
'■ Mason is said to be the some nun
who came to Williamston about 25
' years ago and worked at the carpen
' ter's trade for some years. While
here he married Miss Lucy Godard,
' but deserted her later. Ha has since
• Cumberland County's
Tax Rate Decreased
Cumberland county has decreased
its', tax rate from $1.91 last year to
SI.BO this year, a drop of 11 cents
on each SIOO valuation,
i So far nearly every county in the
State has increased its rate under
the new budget system.
The school fund In the county this
year Is 97 cents against SI.OO for,
Advertiser* Will Find Onr Col
umns a Latchkey to Over IfiOO
Homes of Martia Count jr.
SPUR TO RIVER
Plans for New Buildings
Have Been Submitted
Plant Will Have Kleetric Conveyors
To Facilitate Moving Products
In Different Buildings
Plans for the Standard W ho!e.,ale
Phosphate and Acid Company fertil
izer, factory her*: have been submit
ted, ami it is understood bids will be
submitted for its erection immediate
ly. Plans were handed in by live con
tractors, one from this place and four
from neiir-Jjy. cities, the fertilizer
to 111 pun ervng to the principle,
"trade at home" as near as possible.
Details as to the size of the fac
tory have not been made known at
'.his time, but it is understood that
one building will be three stories high.
Equipped with electric conveyors, it
will be po»sib,le to move fertilizer to
any point in the building with great
rapidity. The plant will be o ar
ranged that it can serve alt of North
Carolina as the demands call for the
Mr. 15. A. Critcher, local attorney
; for the company, slated thai-it was
a big undertaking by a big com
pany. Mr. Critcher was in one of the
company's factories at Haiti mo re a
few days ago and he says he had
never seen anything to compare with
the operations there. "Tons and tons
oi fertilizer ingredients were being
thrown into large furnaces with noth
ing coining out save vapors used in
the manufacture of fertilizer," Mr.
Mr.-Critcher was notified yesterday- L
by the Atlantic Coast Line Uailroad
company that it would rebuild the
river track at its own expense, and
that work would lie started within the
next few days to. put v the track in
-;.hape. This has delayed work on the
part of the fertilizer people to some
extent, but it is certain that the
' plant wilt he ready to deliver frrti!
izer when the season opens next
Following is an article appearing in
Ihe Charlottetown Guardian, a news- _
pnper printed in Charlottetown, Can
aiia, showing the scale upon which the
Standard Wholesale Phosphate and
Acid, company carries on its business:
"In an interview with Mr. J. VV.
Yioulter, Secretary of the Prince Kd
wurd Island Potato Growers Associ
ation, the Guardian learns that tlv
importation and distribution of thir
a.son's fertilizer requirements have
been completed. The quantity usen
this, year shows an increase over thu!
of last y?ar of one hundred per cent.
Tho association imported this year
21,01)1) tons This quantity was brought
in eight steamers direct from >'alti
ir.ore anil was discnai'geu in Char
lottetown, Sutnmerside, Gerogetown,
and Souris. All parties who had plae
Of! their orders previous to the rating
of the last steamer hav,e received
their full complement. There have
been no complaints and no disiipp***"'
nients. The fertilizer came through in ,
This stupendous undertaking, in
volving an outlay of considerably
!c\er $600,000 has been carried
through without a hitch, a great tri
bute to the management of the associ
Mr. llouler showed the Guardian
representative a paragraph- from a
letter received by him from a promi
nent business man of this province
which reads as follows:
'I wish to congratulate the associ-.
ation on the completion of-one of th.'
biggest contracts ever undertaken by
a business organization in this' coun
try. The work has been done with pre
cision and accuracy and to my mind
reflects a great deal of credit upon the
association and is but another evi
dence of what can be accomplished
by an organization of this kind if
1 properly directed and controlled.'
1 Mr. Boutler slated that all thin
fertilizer was purchased from the
Standard Wholesale Phosphate an I
Acid Works, of Baltimore, Md., and
he could not speak too highly of tho
treatment received from this company
who, to complete their order and have
it here on time, paid an excess in
.freight of over SB,OOO. There may,
he aaid, be larger concerns, but there
are none more honourable and o
The first steps to bring a branch of
the Standard Wholesale Phosphate
! and Acid Works here were made al
' .most a year ago when several of the
town's cltisens visited the main fac
te ry in Baltimore. Mr. D. D. Stalls,
"2C (Continued on the back page)
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