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Recorder's and Superior
Courts Not To Try
First Offenders
Original Misunderstanding As To
Sympathy of Local Magistrates
Foe Law"*' Cleared Up
Th recorder's court as well as all
higher courts will not be troubled with
violators of the (fame laws when such
violators are arrested for the first of
fense, according to the latest infor
mation coming from County Warden
J. W. Hines.
Recently it was stated that all vio
lators of the game l law in this im
mediate community would be tried in
the recorder's court and not in the
magistrates courts. The question why
a.-es in this immediate vicinity should
i>9 tried in the recorder's court while
all other smilar cases should be tried
be fore magistrates in other townships
was asked ? In answer it was under
stood that Magistrates J.'L. Hassell
and A. T.' Crawford were not in sym
pathy with the game laws and for
tint reason the cases would be sent
to the recorder's court. While the ir
t'Tination was from a supposedly re
liable source, it proved to be wrong
v.hen both Mr. Crawford and Mr.
Iw.ssell stated yesterday that they
were in sympathy with the new game
laws, and ftoing one further they
stated they were in sympathy with all
the laws on the statute books.
One case goes before the recorder
today as scheduled, but it is now ar
ia lifted so tlvat all ftame-law violators
arrested in this section, wil be tried
before either Mr. Hassell or Mr. Craw
ford when it is r. first offense.
Strand Theatre To Get
Fight Returns on 22nd
The Strand theatre will get the re
turns of the Deippsoy-Tunney fight
over radio for its patrons Thursday
night, September 22. Mr. Watts, the
theatre's munager, stated that he
would arrange to have the returns just
lefore the regula pictrure progam.
Itegula admission will be charged for
the entire program.
Regular Communication
Local Lodge Tonight
Work in the first degree will be
carried on at the regular, communi
cation of the Skewarfcee Lodge here
t night. Ofllcera und members of the
lodge are urged to attend and to be
there promptly at 8 o'clock.
Regular Convocation of
Conoho Chapter Thursday
There willbe'a regular convocation
of Conoho Chapter No. 12, R. A. M.
.Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. All
the chapter's members are urged to
be in attendance upon the meeting.
Local Man Bitten By
New Jersey Poodle
■ Mr. Val Teel was painfully hurt,
rot seriously, however, last Sunday
'when bitten t»y slittle poodle dot
from New Jersey. Mr. Teel was car
rying: on a friendly play with the tit
tle canine, which was in a car parked
on the streets here, but the dog took
him seriously; and when the man
peered in one of the big automobile
windows, the dog seised him by the
not,e, causing a wound that demanded
Dr. James S. Rhodes' attention.
While Mr. Teel * was teiribly
wrought up over the dog's actions, he
"allowed" it was his own fault.
Also Two-Reel Comedy
Hear Dempsey-Tunney Returns
At This Theatre September 22
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Always a Good Show
Many Taking Booths at
Roanoke F
Will Display Wide Variety of Products in J*aw and
Manufactured State; Demand Exceeds Supply
The rental of booths at the Ro
anoke Pair is far in advance thia
seaaon, as compared with the rent
als of last year and .year before
last, according to Manager J. L.
Rodgerson. The increase in rent
als is due, to a large extent, to
new exhibitors, stated Mr. Rodger
son. While many of the manu
facturers having booths at the fair
jlfst year and the years before
that have not made final arrange-
State College Expert Here
Helping to Grade;. Weed
For Marketing
Mr. E, Y. Floyd, of the Extension
Division of the State college, is in the
county this week grading tobacco
grown on the two farms where tests
in the raising of tobacco were held.
Results of the tests are not complete;
in fact, late yesterday afternoon the
only certain data that had been ob
tained showed that the tobacco would
weight around 1045 pounds per acre.
This was on the farm of Mr. J. Walter
Gurganus at the edge of town. Mj\
Floyd will complete the grading of
the tobacco there sometime today and
then go to the farm of Mr. J. E,
Griffin in Griffins township where a
similar test is being conducted.
Mr. Qurganus stated yesterday that
hf was highly pleased with the re
sults so far obtained in the test. Ho
uid not know exactly when he would
place the tobacco on the market, arid
would not express an opinion us to,
what price it would command.
Mr. Floyd, in speaking of similar
tests carried on in other sections of
the State, *aid that farmers have re
ported enormous increases in pounds
and prices as a result of such tests.
In Franklin and Davidson counties, he
stated the increase ran as high as
10(H) per cent.
Official data from the two tests will
be prepared as they develop and will
b- given to the farmers throughout
•h® county along with other informa
tion gained from last year's tests.
Hamilton School
Opened Yesterday
The Hamilton school opened yes
terday morning with Rev. Mr. West
niuking the principal opening address.
Supt. R. A. Pope attended and he also
made a short talk-
Mr. D. G. Matthews, a member of
the school's board, 'ill a talk urged
ail the people of Humilton to stand
square behind the school. He asked
that they send their children regular
ly and assist the faculty in making
this the greatest year, for their school.
The Hamilton f.chool has, for years,
receivedC.thc hearty support of the
people, who generally stand as ajHttt"
in its development ■4*^'
Six trucks serve the 'school, carry
ing children from all parts of the
community. *
The school opened with 180 chif
dren enrolled which is the largest of
fcity of its previous openings.
Mr. W. W. Clarke is ably assisted
by the several teachers, and a good
year's wcrk ia expected".
Many Cases Scheduled
For Mayor Tomorrow
Around forty cases are scehduled
to come up before Mayor R. L. Co
burn in his court tomorrow. The cases
are similar, in nature and have to do
with charges brought against property
owners in town who have failed to
ctmply with the State sanitary laws.
Fertilizer Plant Head
Moves Family Here
Mr. C. T. Crockett moved his family
here yesterday from Norge, Va. They
ure at home at Mr. and Mrs. K. B.
Crawford's on Smithwiclc street. Mr.
Crockett is manager of the Standard
Fertiliser company here.
Local Church Announces
Change in Time of Services
The Baptist church announces that
from now on all evening service* con
ducted in the church will be at 7:30 in
stead of 8 o'clock.
This change Ut effective .at once, and
includes the mid-week service Wed
nesday night
Miss Sallie Wilkins arrived Sunday
from Creed more to teach in the locpl
Williamston* Martin County, North Ci
• ments for preparing booths, it is
understood they will have their
products on exhibit again this
The booths will display a wide
I- WW of pr«du«ts in their raw
and manufactured state. Mr.
Rodgerson further stated that the
demand for otitoae boflths was so
fryt that it would be next to im
possible to meet the wants of all
of the applicants.
Local Market Opens Week
With Stronger Prices
Indicated \ ,2
The Williamston tobacco inurket
opened the week's sales yesterday
morning with prices stronger than at
i>ny time since the opening on the 6th.
With the slightly cooler weather bet
ter averages are being made by the
growers and conditions in general are
taking on a much brighter uppear
ance. Furm»rs generally are realizing
more satisfactory sales ,011 the local
warehouse floors.
The bleaks have been very well
handled, and congestion has been
prevented since the first few opening
days. Monday's sales , totaled over
200,000 pounds end brought an aver
age above 20 cents. -
Sevetui buyers from the Orient
have appeared on the market and
they are buying large quantities of
the offerings for the Old Countries,
especially China and Japan.
A few of the very poorest grades
seenT to be going at about the same
price, but the middle grades are in
u much greater demund. Practically
all the companies are now bidding
strong on all standard grades'.
Production Expected To Be
Two-Thirds of Last
Year's Crop
ltulelgh, Sept. 14.—The cotton crop
is commanding special public interest
just now. Whikuthe prospective pro
duction of 12,692,000 bales In about
two-thirds of last year's crop, the
market price is about twice as nfuch.
What is still better, the present short
crop will allow the much quoted sur
plus stocks on hand to bo reduced by
consumption. Thus a better future
price will be insured.
North Carolina's crop prospect of
HI 1,000 bales appears to be about
three-fourths of the 1926 crop, which
in turn was the State's record pro
duction. The acreage ifr reduced from
10 to 15 percent this year. The condi
tion reported by 549 farmers the first
cf the month was 64 percent, while
that a year ago was 6 9percent. Thus,
11 may be ceen tha tthe farmers lust
year saw the crop through blue
glasses, and may be -optimistic this
ymt: With an average yield per acre
cf 292 pounds of lint last year, it
lurdly appears now that we may
make 244 pounds this year.
The Crop Reporting Service at Ral
eigh made up three maps of North
Carolina showing, county cotton con
ditions; boll v/ccvil infestation and
the inches of rainfall in August.
Zones were drawn on these which
showed similar waves across the
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The cotton condition map Bhows
clearly that the poorest condition was
south; from Scotland through Pender
counties, and reaching up to include
Cumberland and Duplin counties. The
zone of 50 to 60 percent runs from
Anson northeasterly to Bertie county.
Then, 70 to 80 percent - areas are
from Mecklenburg to Gates counties,
parsing through Moore, Wake',''Wil
son and lower Halifax counties. This
condition is also found from Lenoir to
Carteret and from upper Pitt to Tyr
rell counties. An area of above 80
percent condition is shown from Row
an to Alamance counties.
The boll weevil infestation map
shows Robeson centering the
scuthern area, where more than 8Q
percent of complete infestation was
reported. The eastern zone of heavy
infestation is from Wayne to Beau
fort counties, and possibly extending
OP up to Gates. The 60 to 70 percent
zone goes from Anson to Johnston,
then southeasterly to Onslow, also up
to Tyrrell. From Pitt to southern
Halifax is in this area also. Below 26
percent of Infestation occurs. ■ above
the line passing through Charlotte,
Una, Tuesday, September 13, 1927
Crowded Conditions in Pri
mary Department
Is Cause
Few Rooms in Building That Are Not
Housing More Thin Forty
Children Bach t
Crowded conditions caused around
3d children to be turned friim the
doors of thtf Williamston school to
day. Under normal conditions these
children could be admitted but imthe
face of the .situation as it now stand.*;
n higher age limit had to be imposed
and the 8«1 liitlc vots requested to go
home to nwrit the doming of another
year. Just those children who reach
♦ho age of six years' tut or before
September 30 were allowed to remain.
In explaining the erovrffh d conditions
school officials* state tbst the number
of children asking admittance was
much larger was anticipated, that
even if another teucher hud been em
ployed, there would hfjve been no
room in which to accommodate them,
that the only solution to the problem
was to be Tound in requiring a high
er age limit.
Classes are now beiii.; held in the
school in all corners of the building.
Just across the hall from the boiler
room in the Imsement around forty
children arc being taught At the
other end there nroun.. forty more
crowded into another in the base
nunt. Conditions in other parts of
the building are just as bud, for
there ure as many as 7* in one room,
iuul in others there are as many e.s
60 and 60. There are a few rooms,
he waver, where there arc only 30 and
35 children. ' »
These are the conditions as seen by
|i:itronft of the school at the
>esterday. :
Negro Boy Arrested Here
Sunday by Request of
Edgecombe Officers
.The local police were requested
over long-distance telephone last
.Sunday evening by Edgecombe Coun
ty authorities to search the Rocky
| Mount-Plymouth train for a colored
I boy who was wanted for housebreak
When the train- came in M essrs.
Daniel and Allsbrooks picked off the
little 13-year-old negro with a fiddle,
several shirts and other things. The
boy had attempted to hide the goods
and had succeeded in getting the in
strument's bow in his suit"Case by
breaking it half in two; the fiddle
would not go in, so he carried it on
,tfte outside. Mr. Cadd Harrell, a far
mer of the -Conetoe section whose
licuse had been robbed, was notified,
and he came with officers to get the
Mr. Harrell was budly disturbed
over the'prospect of losing his fid
dle; and recovered Ait, he
cxpressed-gfeat joy, saying he Would
jiet lake SSOO for it. Mr. Horrell
| stated It wati made by hand and was
[ i'round 700 yfears old.
The boy caught with the goods guvp
j his name as Juthro lirspass, and was
from Plymouth., He claimed to be
cn his way home from Warsaw anil
•that he bought the fiddje and other
•inkles from a man along the way
ftide for 75 cents. He denied any
knowledge that the goods had been!
stolen when hf took them over from i
the stranger. \
Juthro was returned to Tarborn
Again Urges Registration
Of All First-Year Pupils
Mr. L. H. Davis, principal of the
lo al school, is making one more plea
to the parents of all first-grade pupils.
He stated yesterday that it was im
pcssible to register all the first-year
pupils without the assistance of the
parents; and to avoif~further delay
he is asking that all the parents who
htve not registered their chidren since
August 15 to visit the school and giVe
the required information, t *
To do this, Mr. Davis stated, would
take but very little time and would
prevent much trouble.
Concord,' PitUboro, Raleigh, Nash
ville, Halifax and Murfreesboro.
The weather map shows heavy rain
fall during August. An area of ov«r
8 inches of rain includes eastern Hali
fax and Edgecombe, and extends {to
Pasquotank. Complaint of too much
rain is general. Red spider damage is
frequent but spotted. Bolated growth
•' plants an ddanger of rotting in
bolls is important. The Anal crop is
very problematical now.
State Law Provides Open
Season From September
15 To January 15
Many Squirrels Reported in Woods
As Result of Game Law
A rush for squirrels is expected
next Thursday when tj)g hunting sea
»oi. opens. The season opening Thurs
day closes January 15, and includes
|th\{ hunting of squirrels only. The
/r.exjfc season, opening October 1, in-
Icludek deer, bear, raccoon and opos
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~ the new game laws have been.
sr. effect this season, the gallic has
b>en protected, and hunters can ex
pect regular feasts.. The woods are
overrun with squirrels according to,
reports coming from every section in
this part of the State.
The game wardens are expected to
hrve a busy time of it after - -next
Thursday, seefng to it that all the
hunters have purchased the, . s
making it legal to hunt. «'
Mr. Chas. J. Moore, district gum■>
warden was he're yesteday, and h>
stated that the laws were meet
ing with popular approval, and that
they would have much to do with
making a real sport of hunting. More
than one hundred convictions have
been made in his district so 'far where
hunters have violate/I the law II
considered th's «i small number be
r&use this is'tie first year that the law
hits been actively enforced.
The licences ore being placed on sale
in practically every township in this
county, making a purchase easy for
/ill those desiring to hunt.
Telegram Received Saying
New Ptoposition. To Be
Submitted Tomorrow
A new proposition relating to the
I tirchase of the town's light and
power*.system will be heard tomorrow.
A telegram received by Mayor t'oburn
end signed, ''Edwin 0. Gregory" read,
"We will he in' your city Wednesday,
tne 15th with propsoition * * *"
No company was mentioned'in the
telegram, and officials here continue at
a loss as to wli.i "we" are, and the in
terest represented, The telegram ar
rived here undei a New York date
linn, offeing ho information . furthet
than a possible date whin the pro pa
s'lion ipighi be submitted.
Mayor Coburn stated that the de
tails would be learned at a call meet
ing of the board of town commission
ers tomorrow at 8 o'clock p. m.
Runs Car Into Harrison
Yesterday morning while attempt
ing to paVlc, Mr. C. B. Clark run his
Ford roadster into and broke one of
tin largo, show windows in Harrison
Prothers' store. The uccident occurred
wLun u bouril in the foot of the ma
•thine slipped out of place and prevent
ed the application of brakes.
Mr. Clark had run his machine to
the street's curb and backed out so
h" could park between the white, lines.
When he drove l.ack fti and befoi ■
he could check the car it had cljmbe !
tbi curb and hit the glass.
Recommend Two More
Township Wardens
1 Messrs. Henry Rebel-son, of Grif
fins township and D. L. Hardy,- of
I Cross Roads township, were recom
' mended yesterday by County Warden
J. W. Hines for game wardens in the
two respctive townships. Mf. Rober
ron will be assistant to J, R. Manning
in Griffins township.
A warden for Hear Grass township
has not been recommended at this
time, but Mr. Hines statd yesterday
that one would be named at once.
District Warden Chas. J. Moore, of
Wushingtoh and several other war
dens- in .the were- here yester
day, and according to statements
| made by each of them, the new game
laws willfbe atrictly enforced.
any Are A t tending
Services in Jamesville
Rev. K. G. Edwards is being listen
ed to by large audiences in the meet
ing of the Methodist church at James
vilJe this week. The services began
Sunday with many the first
service. It is expected that large
crowds will be in attendance through
out the week. * i
; First Hunting License {
| Issued to Woman Here }
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the hrst bunting license to
be issued to a lady in the State
be issued to lady in the State
was bought by Miss Hattie
Thrower here yesterday after- j r
noon. " County Warden J. W. .
Mines made the sale, and he
stated it was an honor "to have
sold the fiist. license-> going to a
lady. ..
Miss Ihrower did . not state Hi
how often she expected to use
the hunting permit. '•
Number Prominent Men of
State Make Speeches;-'
Big Parade "
Bridge Is Across Scuppcenong River
At Columbia; Fills Long-Felt
Need in That Section
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.Tyrrell county into
the family
II unties -last Wednesday with the
greatest celebration of its 108 years
of history when the formal opening
of the new 490,000 across the
"Mcuppernon/j, river -at Columbia.
Tyrrell county was formed in 17' JO,
and for 45 years; occupied the un
briken territory extending from tbo
present Edgecombe county liiie to Uie
Atlantic ocean. The capital of the
County their was located at Mackeys,
25 miles from Columbia, 111 1774
P'nctically all of \vhat is now Mar
tin county was sliced from ' her ter
ritory, and later in 1700, all of Wash
ington county was taken from Tyr
reli. These two counties had. been
sliced from her west.end. In 1870
D.".re county took a large portion from
the eastern end, leaving Tyrrell as
•1 ne of the State's smaller.! counties,
mot of which was swamp. A few
fine ridges remained, however, and
they are peopled by a little over five
thousand splendid citizens. JOutsiile
cf the Alligator and - Scnppernong
liver, they have bad to depend on .one
long bad road for • ouch with the
i i.tnide world for nearly two cent uric,,
until a few years, ago when the Nor
folk-Sotuhern railroad built a spur
track down as fur as Columbia. When
ll;e North Carolina Highnay commis
si! 11 was created, the Section was
loeognized n.s u part of "r State uijif
Wednesday was set "apart by all of
T\ rrell to celebfute the building of
the six miles of ertnerete. road and
t.'n $90,000 draw bridge across the
(I i'P Seuppcrnong river.
No county has expressed a finer
.-j>irit of appreciation In celebrating
such an event than did Tyrrell ami its
people. The main feature of the celc-
I let ion wTioTTmore than 000 well
(iressed and cheerful school children
took their places at the head of the
procession. The decorated floats ' pre
■senteif Tyrrell's people and her pro-"
dttrts iir u splTidid way-. "Nt» ct»Haty
csii surpass her in raising the stand
ard food crops. Her exhibits of eorn,
both Irish and sweet potatoes, beans,
pens and the fish from the streams
ej:d the game und timber from the
forests would do honor to u, people
K| eeiulizing in exhibitions. Some of
tfre floats showed the early pioneers
who fought in the Indian wars while
Others recalled scenes of the Revo
lutionary \frar and that of IKI2. The
•Confederacy, one old Confederate
soldier geatcd-on the float, represent
e'' the bruves. -General I'ettigrew,
Tyrrell's favorite son, was also por
trayed, und then came her young
men who had served in the World
War. . |
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After the large procession dlarched
to the courthouse, Mayor s "White wel
comed the three thousand or more
visitors and introduced the speakers,
D. Winston, Frank C.
Kfgler, Hon. Frank Page atul Con
gressman Lindsay Warren. All of the
.>pi:akejtt mud? splendid addresses,
touching tho main points in our pro
gressive highway system.
The county' welcome was made j
oupreme when the throng of visitors
were invited to one of tht largest
free dinners offered in the State in
come time.
Attorney I{. L. Coburn spent th.o
morning in Plymouth attending to
legal matters. v
Advertisers Will Find Qur Col
umns a Ijatchkcy to Over 1,600
Homes oj Martin County
Address of Welcome To
Teachers Made by John
' ' • L. Hassell
Heads of Kiwanis' Club and Parent-
Teacher Association Promise
Their Cooperation
, The opening uf the local school yes-
Uxla.y morning marked two high
l>i,ints in tIW schoojla-history when the
t luolhneiU. of pupils uipassed all
pucious records by u large percent
ile and when, marry parents attended
the exercises.
With the auditorium and halls
packed to capacity, the exorcises were 1 *V
opened by tile singing of "America".
\V. (.'.'Maiming, reading 'a portion of
the 12th .chapter of Kcylosiasles, led
in the devti'iiolia l exercise's. Mr. C. D.
(arstarphen, chairman of the local
school board, was'allowed the honor of
introducing the teachers to the pupils
of the school. Mr. Car
siarphcn also introduced' Mr. J. L.
I Li;.-.sell, who, with very pleasing
appropriate words,, welcomed the
teachers to our town.
Mr. K. o. Peel, president of the
KiwanL; club, speaking bei'ortj thu^as
semblage en the work the club is ~
eoing in relation to the st-hool, stated,
it had to do with the building up
physically, mentally and spiritually of
every child in the community to that
P'jint wht'iv th ' child is strong in
l.nity, mind and character. That the
tiu.k is a life-time undertaking was
expressed -l end Mr. -Peel stated the
jgnater. part of the work can best be
don* while the subject, is young a,nd
that in thy school the best results are
I te lie tibtuined.
Mrs. W. C. liiverman, president of
tlie• parent,.-teachers association, re
viewed briefly the work that -.organi
zation, has accomplished under its
former presidents, Mrs. A.
niiig and Mrs. P. B; Cone.. She also
outlined the work anticipated by the
association during the coming months,
ntuting that particular attention
would be giveA the beautifying of the
'l;rounds. The aiil of the school's pa
trons was earnestly solicited by her
in the undertaking.
Principal..!.,,,- H.- +)avis, in a general
way, then outlined the work the School
v ill follow during the 1!>27-'"2d ses
•slnns and. assigned the children their
,forms. -
II ifihly Respected Colored
Citizen Dies Near Here
James lingers, one of Martin county's,
i lost highly respected colored citizens,
died last week at his fitrm a few
miles from here.
He had lived in the neighborhood
(luring the whole of his life, about 75
years. About Ml years ago white"spots
began to appear on him ai)d "they
ihcrcasi'il in gtiS until they covered
him entirely/ leaving liim as white ns
any average white persorf. When he
legan to turn white, he was general*
ly called apotted Jim, but as he grew
o'm-i; anil whiter, most of the* people
culled him "Uncle Jim" out of re
;inect for his humble, kind, friendly
and upright walk among all men.
He always loved ami re-.pected the'
J»W and hi; Ufa was in complete
harmony with it.
The old man laised eight children,
cne of them a preacher and all being
well taught in the .principles of good
.tfrizenffhtp. * " " r '~~
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Ilcatrqja Demonstrator
Now At Culpepper's
Mr. J. V. Pope, factory representa
tive from Hamilton, Ohio, in demon
strating the Estate Heatrola at the
Culpepper Hardware company store
-today and tomorrow.
Mr. Pope is in a position to give
}ou interesting facts and figures on
this new type of heating system and
the store invites you in to hear them.
In connection With the demonstration
the store is making an offer on one
t■ ii of coal frefe. This offer enda to
morrow, however.
Local Firemen To Attend
Meeting At Plymouth
The l>cal. fire company will be well
represented at the meeting of the
Eastern Carolina Firemen's associa
tion at Plymouth tonight. More than
a dozen members are planning to at

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