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VOLUME XXX—NUMBER 48
WOMAN KILLED
IN AUTO WRECK
NEAR WINDSOR
Dead Woman Identified As
Miss Edna Earle Sugg,
Of Greenville
ANOTHER IS INJURED
Accident Caused by Tire Blowing Out
While Car Wai Traveling At
High Rate of Speed
A woman was killed and another
badly injured when their car, a
Buick sedan, turned over several
times on highway route 30 between
Windsor and Aulander Saturday
night about 9 o'clock. The car caught
fire and was practically burned to
ruin. The body of the killed woman
was dragged from the wreck before
the flames reached it.
So far tlv.re has been considerable
dispute as to the true identity of the
two women. According to reports in
Norfolk papers, the young woman
who was killed was Edna Daniel, of
York and Yarmouth streets, Norfolk,
and the driver was Mrs. Florence
Wiliamson, of 12th street, Norfolk.
The papers stated that the two
women left that city at a late hour
Saturday and started for Washing
ton to visit kinspeople of the Wil
liamson woman.
The accident was caused when n
tire bursted and the driver, the Wil
liamson woman, suddenly applied the
car's brakes, causing the machine to
turn over several times.
The names given by the Norfolk
papers seemed to be incorrect and it
was later reported that the driver of
the car was a Miss Patterson who was
driving the car belonging to her Nor
folk sweetheart and the woman who
was killed was Miss Edna Earle
Sugf, a grass widow, of Greenville.
Fartiee from Greenville identified
and claimed the body and the under
taker at Aulander passed through
here said te be en route to Green
ville with the body late Sunday night.
LEGION MEETING
IN WASHINGTON
Many Prominent Figures
Are Attending State
Convention
The American Legion convention
department of North Carolina, meet
ing in Washington this week is fur
nishing a gala time for members
oi the Legion. Prominent figures
from this and other States are in at
tendance upon the convention.
The day's program yesterday fea
tured the parade and entertainment
of the visitors at Hay View. The
main business of the meeting is be
ing transacted today. Members from
here are attending the convention but
not In large numbers. Many will at
tend the business sessions this after
noon.
Several towns and cities are making
strong bids for the 1928 convention.
Charlotte is pulling for the meet next
year. Sanford is apparently out of
the race for the next assemblage,
while Clinton stood in a position to
land the honor.
Children's Home Society
At Greensboro Has 23
Children for Adoption
The Children's Home Society of
North Carolina, Greensboro, am
nounces 28 children ready for adop
tion. The Society states that appli
cations are desired from reliable
childless families who will meet the
society's requirements.
In the list of children there are
ten baby girls, ages 1 month to 2
years; 6 baby boys, ages 2 months
to 4years and 8 boys and girls, ages
6 years to 10 years.
STRANH
THEATRE! J
WEDNESDAY
FRED THOMSON
and
SILVER KING
in
"SILVER COMES
THROUGH"
/
Comedy, "Raisin Cain"
Also a
FREE TICKET
FOR FRIDAY
Aiwayß a Good Show
THE ENTERPRISE
Rumored That Larger
Schools of County Are
To Open September 5
The cool east wind of today
brings to mind the fact that fall
and school days are approach
ing. Schools of the State will
soon open their doors and three
quarters of a million children
will walk in.
The opening date for most of
the Martin County Schools has
not been fixed as yet, though it
is reported that some of the
larger ones will open September
5. The smaller country schools
will not begin until later in the
fall.
More than 65 per cent of the
children of the county now have
eight-months schools, and in or
der to get out early enough in
the spring have to open early in
September. The six-months
schools, however, find it better
to start later in the fall and use
their most leisure time in school
work.
FIRST CARLOAD
TOBACCO HERE
Arrived Here Yesterday
From South Carolina
Markets
The first car loud "of tobacco from
the South Carolina murkets came in
fyesterday and hands at the W. I.
Skinner Tobacco company are unload
ing the weed today.
Messrs. W. I. Skinner and Jim
King, owners of the plant here are
on markets in South Carolina and
border markets, and it is understood
they are buying a large amount of the
tobacco where they are.
,■ Shipments are expected to show
•i big increase the early part of next
week, and when the tobacco starts
arriving in sufficient quantities, oper
ation of the re-drying plant here will
be put underway.
The grade of tobacco in the car
in the process of being unloaded to
day Isjaf no fancy grade, but is of
the common type.
BOY IS MAKING
TOUR OF STATE
Asheville Schoolboy Trying
To Reach Every County
Seat Before Sept. 5
Charles W. Miller, the 16-year-old
son of Eugene Miller, of Asheville,
is taking good North Carolina his
tory lessons-during his summer vaca
tion.
Young Miller left his home in Ashe
ville the first of this month in his
little Ford roadster with a goods box
on the rear in which he carries' his
various equipment. Leaving Ashe
ville, he went to Charlotte, Hamlet,
Wilmington and to Southport, cover
ing every border county from Gaston
to Brunswick. He then set about to
cover all the sea coarit counties and
succeded in making Onslow, Jones,
Craven, Carteret, Craven, Hyde, Beau
fort, Martin, Washington, Tyrrell and
Chowan last Saturday. From Edenton
he went into Dare, Currituck, Cam
den, Perquimans and Pasquotank
Sunday.
The young man expects to wo£
backwards and forth across the Stat*
from one county seat to another un
til he covers every county in the
State. He says he hopes to finish the
trip by September fifth in time to
re-enter the Ashevillo high school
where he graduates this year.
He is carrying on an advertising
scheme, taking literature from one
county and distributing some in an
other. For this service he finds the
people very liberal, they paying his
traveling expenses. In this trip he
ir. finding worlds of valuably, exper
ience which visiting the on* hundred
North Carolina countie#J which In
clude almost all kinds of soils, climate
asd crops.
Young Milter has worked in his
father's print shop most of his life
when, not in school.
Miss Frances Hoyt Named
Field Secretary of Young
Peoples Work in Diocese
At Camp East Carolina, Miss Fran
ces Hoyt was elected field secretary
of the young peoples work of the E
piscopal churches of the East Caro
lina Diocese.
This is quite an honor for Miss
H iyt who was highly recommended
by Bishop Darst. She will begin her
dut.es the first of next month, going
to all those churches for promoting
and organizing service leagues what
ever they are desired.
Mrs. Mc D. Holliday, of Dunn,
visited her son. Harper Holliday last
nighW
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WilliamstoiK Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, August 16,1927
LOCAL BUREAU
TESTS LIGHTS
ON 550 AUTOS
Number Is Less Than One-
Fourth Total of Cars
In County
IS REQUIRED BY LAW
Orders Issued to Police and Sheriff
To Make Drive on Car Owners
Not Obeying Law
The Wllliamston Motor company,
official automobile light testing bur
eau, at noon yesterday had tested and
adjusted the lights on 550 cars, not
quite one fourth the number of cars
in the county. The other agency in the
county, the Cox Motor company in
Rcbersonville, has tested around 225
lights, it is stated. The work of the
two agencits combined not resulting
in hardly more than one-third of the
cars lights tested in the county.
The owners of hese 775 cars, it
might be said, had their lights ad
justed on their own accord and with
cut warning madt by State and offi
cers. Orders have been issued to offi
cers throughout the State to make a
drive on those car owners who have
not complied with the light-tenting
law. The order was issued only a few
days ago, and it is understood that
the number of cars carrying tested
and adjusted lights is increasing
much more rapidly now than when
the law was first made public.
Sheriff Roebuck has been appointed
to head the crusade against those
who have not had their lights tested
»nd adjusted.
The law requiring the lights to be
adjusted has been discussed and assail
eJ. Some people think it is all a mat
ter of foolishness, that no good can
come out of it. The majority, how
ever, think the «»-w law to be the
best one yet passed by he Legislature
relating to automobiles.
In just what way the officers will
go about enforcing the new law is
r.ot known, but it is understood that
it will, be as necessary to have lights
tested as it is to have the State and
town license tags attached.
Former Martin Man Now
Head of Million - Dollar
Auto Concern' in State
i
C. H. Jiawls, of the C. H. Rawls
Motor company, is now head of a mil
lion-dollar business.
"Our sales in Raleigh and Greens
boro from August 1, 1926, to August
i, 1927, totaled nearly one and a
quarter million dollars," said Mr.
Rewls yesterday. "To be exact it was
$1,219,402. This is in addition to our
tire business."
Mr. Rawls, who started in the au
tomobile business in 1916, expects
the Raleigh and Greensboro business
to reach a total of one and a half
million in the next year. He has been
in business of selling merchandise
tor twenty-seven years, is. 42 yebrs
old. The Rawla Company has more
than $350,000 invested in Raleigh and
Greensboro.
The above appearing in the Raleigh
News and Observer, will be of in
terest to people in this section since
Mr Rawls is a Martin county man.
He worked on a farm near here and
his first business experience came
when he opened a bicycle shop in
liobersonville.
Five Cases Belore Judge
Bailey in Recorder's
Session This Morning
Recorders court had five cases to
day. The old case against Henry
Sherrod was worn out and the charge
against his bond was made absolute.
K. L. Jones was called and failed.
Alonzo Mason was called and he
aM'failed to answer.
Floyd Bonner plead guilty to simp
le assault. Judgment wan suspended
upon payment of cost.
Perlie Coltrain, charged with driv
ing an automobile while under the in
fluence of liquor, plead not guilty,
end entered in a vigorous fight to
prove his innonccnce. Both the State
und defendant put on many witnesses
in the case. The evidence in the cage
caused a verdict of not guilty.
Christian Philatheas
Met With Mrs. C. O. H
Moore Monday Night
The Philathea class of the Christian
church met at the home of Mrs. C.
O. Moore on Monday night. After the
short devotional period, the principal
business of the meeting was complet
ing plans for the booth at the fair
this year. The class will have • booth
and twelev* chairmen were appointed
for the four days.
At the conclusion of the meeting
Mrs. Moore, assisted by her daughter,
Miss Marjorie, .served a delicious
chicken salad course with sandwiches
START PLACING
MATERIAL FOR
POST OFFICE
New Building Will Be
Furnished With Medern
Postal Equipment
DESIGN IS APPROVED
Will Be One of Most Complete
Post Offices in Rented Buildings
In North Carolina
Mrs. J. G. Staton is having placed
brick and material on the lot adjoin
ing the Tar Heel apartment.! and has
contracted with Mr. Hariison, of
Washington for the erection and
equipping of a modern-uiost office
building for the town.
The building will be equipped with
up-to-date postal fixtuts with the
pert office, city and rural clerks' de
partments separate and atiangod ac
cording to the approved designs of
the post office department. The build
ing will be steam heated, and lmve
many features not required by the
postal regulations.
Mr. J. T. Price, postmaster, has
been authorized to move from the
present quarters in the Shfrrod build
ing on the corner of Main and Smith
wick's streets to the nek building
on October 1 or as soon 4 thereafter
at' possible.
It is said that there will }»• no more
completely equipped post office in the
Slate In rented quarters than wc will
have in the new building.
HUNGRY HOWL
NOW AND NOT
THE HOT DOGS
"Statute" Puts An End to
Hot-Dog Stands on Main
Street Here Yesjfrday
TWO STANDS CLOSED
New Law Does Not Affect Stands
At Warehouses As They Are
Not in "Fire District"
The wonderful word of "statute"
(put an end to Maiu street hot dog
stands yesterday. Some time ago, the
town commissioners ordered all the
stands from the main thoroughfare.
And when the 15th arrived, the last
oay of grace on the Main street for
the stands, the . execution took
place, the curtains fell and now the
hungry do the howling and not the
dogs.
There have been several grounds
for the dismissal from Main street
of the stands, A general nuisance has
been the main factor assigned to the
cause of the move.
Some complaints have been made
by customers of the stands, they stat
]ing that the hot dog stands did a
little bit of good hy feeding the folks.
They claim a discrimination in favor
of the hotels and house restaurants.
It is understood that the Andrews-
I>-ggett stand will efttabli.-ih itself in
the little iron shop next to Paul P.
Peel's cool drink stand on Washing
ton street.
The ordinance governing hot dog
stands reads that no hot dog stand
will be allowed on the north side of
the A. C. L. tracks.
The siafid located next to the Farm
ers and Merchants bank has closed
Its doors, but the structure remains
Untouched. This is due to the sickness
of its owner, Mr. Simon Lilley. When
the stand was erected several years
•RO it went up under one condition,
that it should be moved once the com
missioners ordered it to be after a
period of six months.
The stands across the rail road will
remain since they are not included in
tlie fire district.
New Model Ford Failed
To Arrive Monday; Still
An 'Unknown Quantity'
The new model Ford did not ar
rive here yesterday as was schedul
ed. The failure of the Ford's arrival
is accredited to the unexpired delay
in arranging and placing Machinery
in the plants where the parts are
manufactured.
One of the managers at the local
agency stated yesterday that he had
not been informed as to any par
ticulars connected with the new mod
el car, that it continued a mystery
with him. While at one of the branch
plants a few days ago, he stated that
officials there refused to discuss the
new car, that it would be advertised
In due time, and that its appearance
would meet with general approval.
Many orders for the car have been
placed here, and it is expected that
production wiil continue behind for
seme time aftar the car mak«s its
first appearance. Managers of the
agency hero stated yesterday that
deliveries would be made as soon as
shipments started arriving to those
(n (La „ lii m uniil iiiuf . ri» mu/jp
i.i inc wrucr tic .
ROANOKE FA
PREMIUM L
SENT OUT
PREMIUMS ARE
LARGER TfIAN
EVER BEFORE
Those Not Receiving Copy
Of List AskeAto Notify
Manager m Fair
OVER 2,0 00 MAILED
Poultry Show and Swine Department
Will Again Be a Big Feature
of the Exhibits
More than 2,000 of the 3,000 Ro
anoke Fair premium lists have been
placed in the mails, ready for dis
tribution in this and adjoining coun
ties. Mr. John L. Rodgerson, man
ager, stated this morning that it was
almost an impossibility to make a
thorough distribution of the books;
that he hau searched several mail
ing lists and found that they varied
to some extent. It is, however, he
stated, the aim of the fair associa
tion to place in every home in this
and surrounding counties a premium
list. Should there be an oversight,
Mr. Rodgerson is holding several
hundred of the books in reserve, and
will be very glad to send a copy just
for the asking.
The premium list, while it retains to
a great extent the same appearance
as it lid last year, has been material
ly changed, and the amount of prem
iums otrered this year will surpass
those of last yeur by several hundred
dollars. Particular attention was call
ed to the community and school ex
hibits and farm and home exhibits a
few days afro. It must bo remember
ed that these departments were not
remembered at the expense of the
others. All were tuken in to consider
ation, and no department ha: been
ignored. The swine department, this
year, is offering the largest premiums
that have ever been offered by the as
scciation, premiums that are greater
than those offered by the largest fairs
in tht^ 1 country.
Dave Koberson Optimistic
That the swine show Is expected to
better past records, ami records have
been made in that department at the
fair here, has been assured by Mr.
Dave Koberson, head of the swine de
partment. He states that this show
will have a hard time to surpass form
er ones, but that it can b» expected
to be even better this year when more
breeders will have exhibits on the
market.
The poultry show this year, accord
ing to Mr. C. W. Jacks,
tendept, has every assurance of equal
ling if not bettering last y* ur's rec
ord. Mr. Jacks says, "We set out foui
years ago to make this the bet t show
in the Southeast. Our record for the
past two years leads us to believe
4hat we have succeeded, but we ar.
not resting upon our laurels. It is
r.ur intentionto leave nothing un
done to make this the largest and
| best show we have ever staged.
"We call especial attention to our
record for selling birds from the
show room. We believe that
birds actually are sold from the show
here each season than from any other
show in the Southeast. Quite u num
ber of our exhibitors during the past
two years sold every bird listed for
■sale.
"This is the only show in this sec
tion that is really a national show.
We regularly get entries from prac
tically all of the Eastern and North
ern States, as well as all over the
South."
Mr. Jacks is a real poultryman,
and he takes much pride in the poul
try show here each yean
Other Departments
Departments A B, and C are under
the superintendence of County AK«>t.
T. B. Brandon. Mr. Brandon thinks
this to be one of the best years he
has ever seen to gather A-No. 1 ex
hibits. Departments D, E and F, in
cluding beef cattle, dairy cattle and
swine. Mr. C. W. Jacks will aKain
llaVe -charge of the poultry depart
ment. Department H, division of
Heme Demonstration work, will be
under the supervision of Misses Pau
lino Smith and Anna Trentham. Mrs.
i.. B. Harrison, assisted by the la
dies of the Methodist church, will
huve charge of the department I,
plants and flowers. Mrs. Harrison and
the ladies of that church will also
have charge of departments J, K. and
L, these departments including pan
try supplies, fancy work and arts and
crafts. Department M, school depart
ment, will be under the supervision
of Mr. R. I. Leake, principal of the
Robersonville schools. •
The heads of these departments
(Continued on tita back pag*)-. v
1
Federal Reserve Bank
Reduces Rediscount
Rate in This District
The Richmond Federal Re
serve bank reduced its redis
count rate today from 4 per cent
to 3 1-2 per cent, which enables
bankers in the Richmond dis
trict, of which North Carolina
is a part, to rediscount paper
at the lowest rate offered them
in ten years.
This indicates that the de
mand for money is not strong,
which is unusual for this sec
tion at this season of the year
when the crop-producing strain
is on.
DRUNK DRIVER
HITS AND RUNS
Negro, After Running Into
Another Car, Jumps
Out and Runs
Sunday afternoon while on their
way home from here Mr. C. E. Co
l.urn anil his sister, Mrs. A. T. King
hud their car, a Chevrolet sedan, run
into by a negro driving a Ford be
tween hero and Windsor. Judging
jfrim the negro's actions, • hu was
r.runk, but not to siwh a point where
he could not run, lor he tied to the
woods after he hail hit and turned
over the Chevrolet car.
The negro was attempting to pass
Ihe Coburn car but turned in too ear
ly and hooked the bumper, knocking
the Chevrolet car into the ditch and
cutting Mrn. King's head and bruis
ing her badly.
The Chevrolet hud one wheel torn
down and the top smashed at the rear.
The negro's Ford escaped injury while
the negro escaped in the woods.
EVERETTS WILL
PLAY CRESWELL
Game To Be Played Next
Saturday at-Everetts;
Evenly Matched
The Everetts. baseball team meets
Creswell at Kveretts next .Saturday,
according to a schedule announced
this morning by the manager of the
Everett* team.
In the field of soprts, Kv retts is
leading the county, having made an
enviable Record in baski't ball and
other sports. The baseball team is
playing teams of many of the larger
towns and is building up a strong
winning average. Jtecently it defeated
(ireenvillo in a ten-inning encounter,
end last Saturday it defeated Bell
Arthur 16 to 8.
Tht teams next Saturday are more
equalled and u good gam> is expected.
V/arren Says Georgia ~~
Market Averaged $26
For One Day's Sales
A letter received by Mr, W. T.
Meadows from Mr. Hubert Warren,
who is buying on one of the Georgia
tobacco markets, states that the weed
averaged 26.33 one day the latter part
of last week. In Mr. Warren's letter
it was stated that the tobacco was of
light weight, but in spite of that
Hs company was making large pur
chases.
Kiwanis Club Not to Have
Meeting Tomorrow; Many
Members Out of Town
There will be no meeting of the Ki
wanis club this week according to
the club's president, E. »H. Peel, who
stated that there will be rnuny mem
bers absent Wednewduy and that ft
was decided to place the meeting over
until next week.
Coast Line Station Here
Entered and Robbed of
$l5O Worth Merchandise
Jiobers broke into the Coast Line
station here Friday night and stole
gtveral articles of merchandise, prin
cipally dry goods. Some money from
the cash drawer was removed. A num
ber of dresses made up the principal
item t*ken.
Value of the stolen property has
been estimated to be around (ISO.
Railroad and express detectives are
working on the case, but no develop
ments have been made public at this
Advertisers Will Fiml Our Col
umns a Latchkey to fiver 1,600
Homes of Martin County
ESTABLISHED 1898
10 CARS A MINUTE
PASS THROUGH
HERE ON SUNDAY
Traffic Has Shown Large
Increase Since Opening
Of Chowan Bridge
MANY VIRGINIA CARS
About One Out of Every Ten Obey
Traffic Laws As to Speed and
Use of Hand Signals
Few of us realize it, hut by actual
count several thousand automobiles
pass through here each Sunday af
ternoon. A count last Sunday after
noon showed that an average of ten
cars passed the comer at Haughton
und Main each minute Hardly ever did
the count fall below eight, occasion
ally it would go as low as three, but
the very next minutes it would go as
high as 15 and JO.
No check on the makes of cars, was
made, but it is to be guessed with lit
tle error probability that the rnajori
y of the passer-bys were traveling in
Fords. Virginia furnished a large
number, with the oilier States repre
sented every now and then.,■•' Several
cars from Massachusetts, District of
Columbia, Florida and South Caro
iU>a passed during the afternoon.
**" The greater percentage of the cars
were going at the command of pleas
ure seekers, with no destination in
view, while others were touring the
country while vacationing.
The increase in number of cars
ha;; been very marked since the, bridge
across the Chowan wis rpoiied to
trurtlc.
Of the number of cars going and
coming, about one out of every ten
obeyed the auto laws as affect speed,
tight-hand driving and stepping. The
number of accidents, while they may
bo avoided, few when compared
to the chuncesTff wrecking are con
sidered.
IMPROVEMENT IN
TOBACCO IS SEEN
Grade and Quality of Weed
In County Reported
Much Better
Ijuto reports on the tobacco cro.p of
the country shows improvcmentlin tire
quality and grade. The greatest gain
is in the flue cured cigarette types*
The Hurley types are .not quite*lift
to the usual standard..
The predicted increase is now plac
ed at about 40,-00,0(10 pounds.
The iru'roa.sc in the crop, however,
is no greater than the increased de
mand, which, according to estimates,
will easily absorb tlip small increase
without a danger.of overproduction
which might cause a drop in pric-H.
The extreme eastern belt which in
eludes Craven, Beaufort, a part of
Pitt, Martin, llertie., Hertford, Chow
an anil Washington counties, is
to have the beat crop in tin! whole
belt.
Deputy Sheriff Captures
"Baby Still" in Hamilton
Township Last Saturday
Deputy Sheriff Crim-s caught what
he calls the baby still in all his ex
perience, a little Ifi-gallon affair
no mew hut deformed. There was nnly
one barrel of J)eer with a few kegs
jugs and' other utensils scattered a
round. No liquor was found; the plant
was supposed to make hardly enough
le keep the operator supplied.
The still was located in Hamilton
township, near the! river on the land
.bakwigißtf-to Attorney B. A. Critcher.
Mi. Critcher knew nothing about it
The officers Jitate the still was not
operated by a man ia the neighbor
hood, but that an interloper /rom a
bove Hamilton would come down and
turrt out the whiskey, thinking that
bis operating on another man's lami
would throw guilt from himself.
BEGIN WORK ON
SPUR TO RIVER
Railroad Company Starts
Work on Track to
Factory Site
Several cars of cross ties have been
.shipped and unloaded here by the A.
C. L. Hail road to rebuild the spur
track to the river. It is not known
when actual work will be started oi>
the track, but it is the general opin
ion here that pile drivers and dirt
trains will'be here within the next
few weeks.
The old road bed and track to the
river has grown up since the cooper
age company closed operation several
years ago and it will be necessary to
clcfr the right of way before work
on the track can be started. Nothing
more, than that the railroad
company wilt rebuild the track can be
leerned at this tima.
    

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