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VOLUME XXX—NUMBER 61
HOME AGENT HAS
EXHIBITS AT FAIR
Show Advantage of Having
Balanced Diet in
STRESS RIGHT FOODS
Exhibit! Attract Much Attention and
Miaa Trentham'a Work la
The worth of demonstrators to a
county and community was very fit
tingly portrayed in two exhibita pre
pared by Miss Anna Trentham, Mar
tin county's home demonstration
agent. Favorable comment was heard
from practically every visitor, and
the praise for Miss Trentham's work
was almost unlimited.
The exhibits were two miniature
houses, each representing various
foods. One of the houses was built on
"dope" bottles such as we see hauled
on large trucks. This house is roofed
with sweet things and and thatched
with candy. The walls are lined with
suckers and fenced with pickles and
crackerjaclu. In this house were many
pale and sluggish children, some of
them crying with toothache. There
were some old folks sitting around
suffering the 101 diseases that afflict
the users of unbalanced and improper
A visit in Miss Trentham'o other
house showed that the very same
pattern of (he flr%f house had been
used but built of different materials.
It was. built on bottles filled with
rich rieh milk. Its roof was thatched
with whole grain cerals, ornamented
with dates, partitioned with Graham
crackers and the tables were covered
with fresh fruit. Vegetables were in
cluded in this exhibit. In this house
there wer« many merry children, hop
ping, skipping and smiling with
healthy looking old folks. No frowns,
ferins or grunts were aeen or heard
and pains were not mentioned.
Miss Trenthum said this is the
family that eats the food that makes
St rortg bones, healthy flesh and pro
vides the body with rich blood, mak
ing a body too strong for many dis
eases to enter.
The Home Agent showed the list of
homes in th a United States built of
the wrong material and produced fig
ures to show that about half of the
American people die in early age be
cause they do not eat the right foods.
Miss Trentham says the oldor peo
ple should learn what young folks
need to eat and give them the proper
READY DEC. 1
.Work Proceeding at Rapid
Rate; Heavy Timbers
With the majority of the heavy
timbers already placed and work go
ing on at a rapid rate, the factory of
the Standard Fertiliser company at
tfc» river here will be ready for oper
ation around the first of December,
according to General Manager C. T.
Th« factory when completed will
care for around a million pounds of
material, and once in operation the
factory will take in the material in
a raw stato at one end and turn it
out at the other ready for use on the
farm. Hoppers and elevators will be
ut*d in unloading the raw material
f»om barges. One of the elevators
which will be built on the company's
wharf will be around 60 feet high,
and will make possible a quick un
loading of the raw product Tracks
will be built in all parts of the build
' ing, aiding in the distribution of the
fertiliser to the various machines and
tt points where it will be bagged.
THEATRE i J
"The Merry Widower"
and Episode No. 8
•RETURN •' ""
jt" " •
Always a Good Show;
Dr. E. C. Brooks To Speak
Here Sunday .
First Community Meeting
FAIL TO REACH
ipals of High Schools
Met Here Wednesday,
But Little Is Done
MEET AGAIN TUESDAY
Several Minor Matters Agreed Upon,
But Opinion Divides on
% Football r
The football game scheduled for
this afternoon between the high school
teams of Robersonville and Williain
ston has been tyilled off, and according
to school officials no other games will
bv arranged under the now existing
According to information reaching
here, Robersonville would combine
its team with that of Everett s und
play as Robersonville-Everetts. To
this local school officials would not
agree, stating that it was contrary to
tin real purpose of athletics in high
schools. ' -
At a meeting of the several high
school principals here Wednesday af
ternoon an attempt was made to for
mulate rples governing high school
athletics in the county. Aside from
the several minor issues, the meetin/f
v.as a failure, and the nearest settle
ment reached, came when it was sug
gested that the rules apply to all
rports with football as an exception.
The one exception would allow any
school to play any pupil in th e county
on its team. "Football is one of the
major sports and should be included,"
slated the local principal. Mr. R. I.
Leake, principal of the Robersonville
schools, stated that it would he im
possible for the school there to' have
o football team under the ruling
where only certain students are elig
ible to play.
No agreement was reached at the
Wednesday meeting, but another hear
ing has been set for next Tuesday
night when all the principals in the
county will make another attempt to
formulate rules that will take care
all differences and make possible a
good program of sports this season.
15 LICENSES TO
September License Report
Shows Decrease From
AM compared with the number is
sued in September of last year, mar
riage license* for this September
■how a decrease. In that month last
year there were 20 licenses issued,
and only 16 this September.
The liit follow*:
Henry Bryant, 61-Lissie Marie Ay
era, 18; James Lester Taylor, 22-
Minnie Florence Roberson, 17; Leßoy
Baker, 21- Mary Ruth Outlaw, of Ber
tie county; Bert Nichols, 22-Ursula
Ainsley, 21; Francis LeKoy Savage,
22-Kelly Geneva Jenkins, 18; Spencer
L. Mendanhall, 22-Daisy Cowin, 18;
Johnnie Wynn, 21-lebecca Kogerson,
19; Richard Edmondson, 15-Myrtle
• Jake Spruill, 24-Lula Mae Spruill,
20; Barthenia Bennett, 21-Peny Lee
Williams, 21; Kicheon H. Moore, 47-
Sibbie Purrington, 28; Columbus
Jenkins, 60-Annie Thomas, 40; Ray
mond Saunders, 21-Thelma Braswell,
IS; Charlie Wirfiford, 25-Christine
Cherry, 19; Columbus Baker, 21-
£arah Manning, 22. •
B. S. Courtney Plans
Big Furniture Sale
B. S. Courtney, leading furntiure
dealer in this section, is planning to
stage one of the largest furniture*
■ales in the store's history next
Friday and Saturday.
This store does not feature in sales
* nd when one is staged, it can be de
pended upon as one affording great
savings to the purchaser of high
Sunday Services at
Church of the Advent
Rev. C. O. Pardo, Rector
10:00, Church School. >'
11:00, Holy Communion and Ser
3:30, Holy Trinity Miaoion.
There will be no evening service as
the Ant Sunday night community
meeting will be held in the school
auditorium. The speaker will be Dr.
E. C. Brooks, President of State
College. AH members of Mil efcwrch
are urged to attend.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, September 30, 1927
Program To Deal With
Questions Relative To
State College President la Speaker at
Firct of Series of Community
Meetings This Pall
The first of the series of commun
ity meetings will be held hero Sun
t'ay evening at 7:30 o'clock when Dr.
E. C. Brooks, president of State
College, Raleigh, speaks in the school
Dr. Brooksj taking as his subject,
"What My Work Is Doing for the
Advancement of Christian Citizen
shiv" will explain how this work is
being carried on, and what muy be
expected from it. The speaker Sunday j
evening is the first of a number of
State figures to appear in the pro
gram sponsored by the several civic
organisations of the community as
sisted by -the churches. The program :
will deal with some of foremost
questions relating to the building of
Chrstian citizenship, and will bring to
the people of this community strong
men representing the various profes
The public is cordially invited to
nttend each of these meetings which
will be held each Sunday evening for
the next several weeks.
MEN IN FIGHT
Allen Smith Recovering at
Hospital from Bullet
Acting on reports coming from the
Washington hospital where Allen
«Hmith is recovering frdm bullet
wounds, Solicitor Hugh G. Horton al
lowed seven of the nine negroes tak
ing part in the fight, bond this week.
In the preliminary hearings held
the early part of the week, it was
learned that Charles Garfield, a negro
of Robersonville, shot Smith here Sun
day night. Officers when they went to
I in rest Garfield learned that he had
lift this State probably for Michigan.
Another preliminary hearing of the
men implicated in the affair will prob
ably he held next Tuesday before Re
Reports, relating ft) Smith's con
dition, are very favorable, and a re
covery is almost assured by attending
Small Fire in Cotton at
River Wharf Yesterday
The fire company was culled out
early last evening when several bales
of cotton nt the river wharf caught
fire. Very little damaK* WUH ouuxerf,
end firemen are at a toss as to how
the fire started.
Sunday morning the pastor will
preach, on, "Contending For the
Faith". There will be no service at
the church Sunday night, but this
congregation is asked to join with the
people of Williamston and commun
ity in hearing Dr. E. C. Brooks at
the local school building Sunday night
at 7:30 o'clock.
' Wednesday night at the church's
mid-week service, the church letter to
the be read and sub-'
mitted for approval.
The next Sunday, Judge Winston
will lecture in this church at the
morning hour, and his theme will be,
'The Legal Aspects in the Trial, of
J. W. Hight Is Made
Mr. J. W. Hight ha* been made as
sistant to Mr. Harry L. Meador, auc
tioneer at the Roanoke-Dixie ware
house. Mr. Hight has auctioneered for
yean, and his friends will be glad
to hear him at it again.
Mrs• Elizabeth Quartermus
Died in Raleigh Tuesday
Mrs. Elisabeth Quartermus, widow
of the late James B. Quartermus
v/ho, for many years, lived in Wil
liamston and Jamesville, died in Ral
eigh last Tuesday morning. Many of
the older citizens of the county re
member her very pleasantly.
Mrs. Quatermus was born in Beau
fort couiity 81 years ago, the daugh-.
ter of Mr. arid Mrs. W. T. Newman.
She has lived with her daughter, Mrs.
Cecil G. Stone in Raleigh since her
husband'* death in 1920.
The funeral was held at the home ef
Mrs. Stone Wednesday by two of her
former Williamston pastors, Dr. R. T.
Vaan and George J. Dowell. She.wan
buried in Oakwood cemetery there.
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Prices Thought to jft Little
Better Than at Any
Time This Season
LARGE BREAK TODAY
Warehousemen Unable To Understand
Why Larger Companies Are
Buying So Little " -
' Today's sales on the tobacco market
hre will reach the three million
p und mark, it was estimated this
morning when a large break was on
t ifc floors for sale.
The market started the week with
sales rather weak. On Tuesday and
Wednesday the market was reported
to be much stronger. Yesterday the
srles were holding their own, and to
day the sales appeared a little strong
er than they have at any time during
Warehfftisemen all over the tobac
co belt are at a loss as to why the
large conlfcenies are buying such a
small percentage of the crop this
year. Reports indicate that the larg
est companies are taking only around
25 per cent of the offerings.
GINNED IN 1927
But 22,353 Bales Ginned in
North Carolina Prior to
According to gov«rnment figure*,
the number of bales of cotton ginned
in North Carolina has undergone un
enormous decrease this year us com
pu rifted with K>n»iugs >f last yeur
i 1 lid yeur before last. In 1!>26 the re
port shows where 109,9#tt bales of cot
ton were ginned in thfa State prior
to "September 16. lout year there were
36,728 bales ginned prior to that
time. This year only 22,868 bales had
been ginned up to September 16.
Ginners' reports »how that the
country has ginned 3,605,662 bales this
year aginst 2,609,106 bale* in 1026 and
4,282,666 in 1926. According to these
figures the country •howi»*» incroaae
in output in cotton of one million
bales over last year and a decrease
of three-quarters of a million as com
pared with the 1926 crop.
The greatest gain this year 'over
lust was m»de in. Texas;
"Harvest Sale" Days in
Greenville Next Week
Thursday and Friday of next week
will be harvest sale days with the ma
jority of merchants in 'Greenville.
to the secretary of Jhe
Merchants associaiton there these
days are outstanding ones In the year.
'1 he stock of merchandise in the many
htores participating is large and vari
ed, and quality and low prices will
feature in each department.
Few Accidents Reported
During Present Week
A remarkable feature of the week's
happenings was recorded when very
few accidents took place. Whi!» there
licve been thousands of ours in and
out of the town within the past few
days only two accidents have been
r ported. No one was hurt in the two
reported, and that makes it even more
Aside from the fight last Sunday
Light the week has passed with very
few disputes taking place.
Singing Class Concerts
The Methodist Orphanage singing
class, Kaleigh, will appear in several
sacred concerts in this county tomor
row and Sunday. The first of the
concerts will be held in Hamilton to
morrow evening at 7:30 o'clock in the
Methodist church. At 11 a. m. Sun
day the class will j appear in the Meth
odist church here and - at Holly
Springs that afternoon at 8:00 o'-
clock. The last of the concerts will be
held at Everetls Sunday evening at
7:80 in the Methodist church.
Mr. T. W. Lee, pastor of several
of these churches, states the public
is cordially invited to attend the con-
Oak City Baptist Church
Begins Revival Monday
W. Roes Yokley, Psator
On Sunday, October 2, a revival
meeting will begin at the Conoho
Baptist Church, Oak City. On Monday
at 7:80 p. m., Rev. C. H. Dickey,
pastor of the Memorial Baptist
Church, Williamston, will be with us
t« preach and he will prsaeh through
tfcer emainder of the meeting. The
pastor and church take treat delight
in extending to all the people of the
county and sunranading tendtory •
hearty welcome to attend these meet
ROANOKE FAIR WILL END ITS MOST
SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITION IN HISTORY
TONIGHT; CROWDS BREAK RECORDS
Large Quantities Carried
By Boat Line From
Here This Week
Large shipments of cotton are be
ing made from this point this week'
via the Norfolk, Baltimore and Caro
lina boat line. Trucks carrying as
many as 22 bales each trip have been
running in here this week from points
along highway 90.
The difference in freight from
Rocky Mount and other points this
side of that town to the Virginia
city via the boat line here justifies
the truckage and at the same time
saves the shipper some cash.
Practically all of the Martin county
crop will be handled over the .Nor
folk, Baltimore and Carolina Line and
a large amount from Edgecombe will
»Iso be shipped over" the line. . .
While the majority of th e cotton
broght hero this week was handled
by trucks, those operated
as a part of the boat line ar e taking
care of heavy freights to points- as
far up as Tarboro and Rocky Mouut.
POST OFFICE TO
MOVE IN 10 DAYS
Shortage of Material Cause
of Delay; To Move
The postoffice here will move to its
new quarters in the building next tv
the Tar Heel building within the
next ten days stated Postmaster J. T.
Price yesterday. The postmaster had
orders to move tonight or as goon
thereafter as possible. A shortage in
certain building material brought a
bout a delay ami it will be impossible
for the first order to bo carried out.
According to present plans, the
okl office will be closed at the end of
the day as usual, and business will be
carried on in the now office the next
rooming. Mr. Prico stated that all the
postal employes would join in and thut
the move would be effected in a very
First Football Game of
Season at Robersonville
The county's first football gume
this season will be played this after
toon when the Plymouth high school
sends its team to meet that of, Rob
ersonville at Robersonville. Starting
at 8:80, the game will be played on
the school's field near the school build
The game was scheduled for this
afternoon when officials hers cancelled
ono between Robersonville and Wil
Higgins' Band Pleases *'
With JDaily Concerts
One of the most pleasing features
at the fair here this week is the Hig
gins' Hussar band. During
here it has won many new friends
omong the music loving people of the
community. It has maintained the
standard which has been establisshed
in this territory. The programs have
been of a varied nature and have been
enjoyed by all. Especially pleasing
were Miss Eva Shaffer l'owell, mid
Harry DeGray who won warm places
in the hearts of fair visitors.
The band closes its engagement here
tonight and goes to Woodland to (111
u like engagement there.
Two More Freak Leaves
Oi Tobacco Are Shown
Two tobacco stems each having two
leaves attached were placed on ex
hibit at the fair here this week by
Mr. C. A. Askew. The freak tobacco
was similar to the one found by Mr.
E. P. Whitley a few days ago.
Th« tobacco was grown by Mr.
Pcrlie Modlin, of near Jamesville. Mr.
Askew tried to explain the cause of
the phenomenon by saying the tobac
co was fertilised with Priddy's guano.
Seme of the fertiliser dealers stated
that could not be true, for if it was a
question of fertilizer their's would
grow whole fields of it.
Morehead Bluffs To Be
Sold Undef Hammer
Mors head Bluffs goes on (he auction
tloek next week. The property to be
sold includes one of the finest hotels
in the Eastern end of the State. Be
sides the hotel, more than 1000 acres
of land will also be sold.
The hotel has received but little
patronage and is at the point of clos
ing for the want of business.
MRS. MARY JANE
Lived fitTarm Life Section;
Had Been in Poor Health
For More Than Year
Mrs. Mary Jane Mamiing died this
morning at her home in the Farm
Lite school section. She had been in
l "or health for more than a year and
was able to be up only u small por
tion of tliut time. -
Mrs. Manning was the daughter of
Ml', uiui Mrs. liuloigh ltoebuck anil
As as reared near Robersonville. She
niurried WT E. Manning who with
eight children survives her. They are,
l ing, all of Jamesville and four
daughters; Mrs. Hat tie fcL Itallard and
Lidia Miser lie, of Robersonville, Mrs.
Eula Uiggs, of- Windsor, and Mrs.
Lena l l '. Corey, of Williumstoiu
She leaves one sister, Mrs.- Hunt
Andrewls, of Robersonville- and Ave
brothers, James A., Sam and T|>os.
I.- Roebuck, of Kobcrsonville, (Jeorgj
Rf ltoebuck, of Hayrfes, Ark. and
Sheriff ltoebuck, of Willyni.ston.
Mrs. Manning was 68 years old, and
Wiijt-niarried 4t> years ago.
TJIC funeral will be held at the
residence tomorrow a'ftornoon and in
tcrnfent will be made in the home plot.
EXPECT MANY AT
Primitive Baptist Associa~
tioi\ Begins at Beat-
Visitors to the Kehukee. Association
ut Hear Grass beginning tomorrow
and continuing through Monday, will
find unusual preparations awaiting
them. The doors of the homes of the
people in that sectibn will be thrown
open and-the people of ail creeds as
Wejl as those with no beliefs at all
will be invitcjl in amf royally enter
The Kehukee unsocial ion was form
ed in 1705 when a number of churches
ill this -section of the State sent del
egates to the Kehukee church near
Scotland Neck. Elder Sylvester Has
sell has been the presiding officer for
47 years, being elected as Moderator
in 1880. Elder H. S. Cowing, of this
(ounty, has been secretary or clerls
for severul yours.
Visitors from distant churches are
arriving daily for the meeting, und
ent, of the largest held in ycurs is ex
Movement Is Started in
Plymouth for Bridge
Near That Place
Plymouth, Sept. 2H.—A Hertie
county delegation composed of W.
T. Tadlock, chairman of the county
read board, J. T. Stokes, chairman
of the county commissioners and Jo
I). Phelps, appeared before the local
chamberpot commerce at its receipt
meeting, offering their aid in secur
ing a bridge to span the Roanoke
river. The Hertie delegation wishes
the bridge to be erected at Hyman's'
Ferry, on Cashie Neck. The roads
eoanecting this bridge at this place
intersect highway HO. between Wil
liamston arid Windsor.
The agree that ,f»
bridge crossing the Albemarle Sound
parallel with tho old Norfolk-tfouth
-Arn railroad bridge, would be more do
tiirable. The railway company agrees!
to pay tolls should a bridge be erect- ]
ed at this place, in a double-decked
arrangement, so that their traffic
cnuhl cross the same bridge.
Also the commercial body agreed
to stand pat on their action adopt
ing the action of tho Hoard of"
Commissioners, in recom
mending highway No. 97 for im
provement. Efforts havo' been made
to confuse tho action with another
route known as tho Long Acre road.
Frank Kugler, district highway com
missioner, prefers the latter route.
Representative Van D. Martin is push
ing the action to completion- in dis
cussing tho route favoredby the
taunty commissioners nnd the com
mercial body. This has caused a great
commotion in the organizations of
this and Tyrrell county.
Kinston Fair Begins on
Tyfsday of Next Week
The Kinston fair will begin Tuea
day of next week. Mr. Plato Collins,
secretary of the fair states that'they
nro looking for one of the largest
fairs yet held thare.
Advertisers Will Find Our Col
umns a Latchkey to Over 1,600
Homes of Martin County I
AT A FAIR HERE
Poultry, Swine, and Live
RACES ATTRACT MANY
Fret Acts and Band Concerts Are
. Thoroughly Enjoyed by Immense
Throngs in Grand Stand
Tonight brings to a close the Roa
noke Fair Association's sixth annual
fair, one of the largest and best ever
held in Eastern North Carolina. >
while an otttcial statement of the
number of people attending- the fair
could not be had, it was stated by of
ficials at noon today that th e attend
ance would surpass that of all form
er years. "Last year the attendance
was more evenly distributee uVer the
four days and live nights, while this
year, the attendance had its peaks.
The largest crowd to ever gather at
the grounds was there yesterday,
'thie of the largest arrays of exhibits
ever seen at a fair here was prepar
ed for* the thousands of visitors. In
eath department the exhibits were of
the exceptional kind, aod thousands of
dollars 'were paid out as premiums
l»y the association. I'robubly the two
exhibits commanding the most at
tention in the main building were
those prepared by Jamesville and
Farm- Life. While the judges decided
in favor of the Farm Life exhibit,
hundreds of visitors expressed their
relief in not Tiaving to .decide. There
were many other attractive exhibits
in the main building.
The woman's building with its ex
hibits was another center of attrac
tion, and probably the work there
was better received than that of any
other department at the fair. It was
astonishing to see the demonstrators
take so little and make no much.
The exhibits of the several schools
rltracted nluch attention, especially
was this true hthe school chil
dren from all over the county. Many
of the exhibits were featured, and all
were very good. . '
The poultry, swine and livestock de
partments with their exhibits out
classed anything ever seen in this
part of the country. People who have
visited fairs all over the South were
heard to say that these'departments
were second to none in the South, and
that the swine and poultry * depart
ments could not be Li ttered. Messrs.
Jacks of the poultry department and
Dave Koberson, of the swiijo depart
ment, had their hands full when they
handled, chickens from many states in
the Union and hogs from Several
states in the east. '
The feutures aside 'torn the Ken
earl amusements were worth many
travel and twite the udmission
With more than seventy horses
lure for the races, lliis sport attract
ed many. The program was crowded
today when 14 horses were entered in
the last race of the wo^k.
In the way of attractions, the Nat
Reiss shows added greatly in making
this tho greatest fair yet held.
Abiu Goldstein, the clown, and the
Morales family furnished one of the
best freo act programs yet seen at
the fair. And Higgins' lluH.sar band
made a most pleasing impression upon
the fair's visitors. Each afternoon and
evening the grandstand was packed to
sapacity with visitors amyous to see
the free acts and hear the band with
its two singers, Miss Powell and Mr.
Never before has a more elaborate
program of fireworks been presented
ut a fair here. The people were high-.
ly pleased tfith the elaborate display
I'fld thousands crowded into tha grand
stand and race track to ae® them.
45 Killed, Many Hurt in
Tornado at St. Louis
A tornado sweeping over St. Louia
yesterday at noon sent 45 people to
their deaths wounded hundreds of
others and caused a property Ijpm ot
around $76,000,000. The tornado wan
said to be the worst in the city's his
The storm burst on the city almost
like a flash with wind driving it st a
00-mile *ate. Accompanied by a flood
of rain the storm passed quickly leav
ing the sky clear a few minutes later.
The main body of the eity vas
ignorant of the disaster which swept
the property and lives of their neigh
bors in the other end of tha city.
The storm moved across the Miss
issippi, going in a northeasterly di
rection. Several places were struck hy
the tornado in Illinois, the extent ef
the damage in those places not having
n * - &?-, .