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Debt of $1,143.83, for Re
modeling Rooms, Has
Been Paid
Give* Brief Enumeration of Club's
Accomplishments During
Past Year
It is with a great deal of pleasure
that 1 have the honor yf submitting
the second annual report of the
Woman's Club of Williamston.
Receiving at the District meeting
at Belhaven such an insight into Club
v.-ork, and also, such an impeuts for
doing the things worth while, we im
mediately lame home, and as it were,
hitched our wagon to a star, and,
with less than 50 active members,
undertook the remodeling of our Club
quarters; assuming a debt of $1143.83
which today has been reduced to
$49.84 and the money for that is in
The Club has raised SI2OO in the
past year.
Since charity begins at home, our
efforts have been for the most part,
confined to ourselves, —that in, the
payment of the debt. Yet we have not
been entirely self-centered. We have
assisted others in various ways.
While the things we have done may
i Ije briefly enumerated, we beleive
they will speak for themselves.
First: Red Cross Christmas seals
were sold in December and 26 stock
ings sent to Oteen. „ ,
Second: Eighteen undernourished
children by the superinten
dent of fit school, were furnished by
the Welfare Committee a certain a
mout of milk each day.
Third: Prizes of money for the pur
pose of stimulating civic interest and
pride, were offered pupils of the
grammar grades.
Fourth: Gave to the school Health
scales that the childreii .may be'ac
curately weighed and their needs b«
scientifically revealed and it is hoped,
Fifth: As a dub, we used our in
fluence to carry by a majority the
special election for the consolidation
of schools.
Sixth: Under the auspices of the
Social Committee, a kitchen showei
was given, whereby the kitchen was
practically furnished.
Later, at the suggestio of our Home
Demonstrator, a Cake contest was
held and other needs supplied.
Seventh: Some shrubbery has been
planted on our Club house lawn.
Eighth: Federation dues, district
dues, and pledge to the Sallie South
all Cotton found has been paid.
Of club histories by Mrs. Cotton, we
have bought ten more than our quota.
Interesting and instructive pro
grams have been brought-to our club
on county government, taxes, Ameri
an Home, and good citizens.
At present the Club is engaged in
a school census, whereby it is hoped
that Williamston will have better
school buildings, and better equip
We have again agreed to sponsor
the sale of Christmas seals; our
chairman has been appointed.
Each standing committee has serv
ed the Club efficiently and well, while
our proposed departmental work, has
not gotten under way with the dis
patch for which we had hoped, we
feel that it will.
Officers and chairmen have been
most faithful in the performance of
duty, and we look towards the future
of our Club with assurance and pride
and feel that we shall obey the com
mands we have already heard, 'go
Respectfully submitted:
Be Sure To Come To
Always a Good Show:
Tobacco Sales Grow
In Quantity and Price
Tobacco sales are growing in
both quantity and price on the
local market, according to re
ports coming from warehouse
men and farmers.
Farmers from every direction
are bringing their tobacco here
and judging from their own r«.
marks, they are well pifawd
with the sales here.
The warehouses are lia \n»r
just enough tobacco t > n ak;
sales interesting to both the
farmer and buyers.
The averages foe the p*st
three days have ran„ 1 from
27 1-2 to 28 1-2 cents and the
trend semes to be upward, ac
cording to the general reports.
Lived in Jamesville; Had
Been 111 for Several
Louis Austin Jackson died Sunday
morning at his home in Jamesville.
He had been ill with tuberculosis for
five months and durring the last two
he was confined to his bed. {
Mr. Jackson was born in Beaufort
county, near Washington, August 29,
1897, the son of Louis Henry Jackson
and wife, Winnie Jaejcson. Ten years
p.go he married Miss X>ra Lee Allen,
of Jamesville and for the past several
years he lived in that town.
- Besides his widow, he leaves three
children, Murriel, aged Seven, Ran
dolph, aged four and Geraldine, one
year old. He also leaves three sisters,
all of whom live in Washington.
He joined the Christian church in
his boyhood and at the time of his
death he was a deacon in the churcb
at Jamesville.
The funeral was conducted from
the residence yesterday afternoon by
Rev. Richard Bagby, of Washing
ton, assisted by Rev. W. B. Harring
ton, of Jamesville and R. G. L. Ed
wards, of Plymouth. Interment was
made in the Jamesville cemetery.
Active pall bearers were Stewart
Darden, Cecil Craft, Wesley Allen,
Herring, Herbert Alligood and
Willie Jolley, all brothers-in-law of
the deceased.
Manager of Field Service of
, Peanut Growers Associa
tion Speaks Here
Mr. B. D. Tillett, manager of the
field service of the Peanut Grower*
association, addressed a number of
farmers at the courthouse here last
Saturday. J
Mr. Tillett assisted the govern
ment in making an investigation of
the peanut industry last year in an
effort to ascertain the cost of produc
tion of peanuts and what would be
a fair tariff for the growers in pro
portion to other industries.
He has just commenced his present
vork and is seeking sufficient deliver
ies this year to enable the associa
tion to operate on thcrlowest possible
expense .
According to Miy -Tillett, the as
sociation will store this year's crop
in its own warehouses. Heretofore,
the association has rented its stor
age facilities.
The association's new manager ex
pressed himself as much pleased with
the fine prospect for success of the
The Martin County branch chang
ed the date of its monthly meeting
from the fourth Saturday to the sec
ond Saturday in each month at 2 o'-
The Senior Epworth league of U»o
M« thodist church will give a Hal
lowe'en party at the borne of Mrs.
J. t\ next Fv««y night.
Judge N. A. Townst vi will *p- alt
a', the regu.jir luncheo.i of the Ki
wanis club here tomorrow at 12:30
Mr. Town send was recently ap
pointed superior court judge and is
a very interesting speaker. .
All members of the club art urged
to be present.
Misses Manning, Mizelle and Jef
ferson, teachers In the Farm Life
school were here for a short while
yesterday afternoon.
A. B. Wallace, editor of the Bel
j haven Journal, is attending court here
I today.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, October 25. 1927
Woman's Club Committee
Expects to Finish Work
This Week
People Respond to Questionnaire
Freely and Show Much Interest
In Welfare of School Work
The several ladies working: on the ]
school census for this township real
ised just how large was their task
last Friday when they started the
house-to-house canvas, gathering data
for the schools. The several com
mittees are making splendid progress
in their work and will probably com
plete the survey by the latter part
of this week. The committee with
Mrs. P. B. Cone at the head, com-|
pleted its survey in the district cen
tered around the old Everett* road
yesterday afternoon with the excep
tion of three homes. The other com
mittees, in the majority of cases, are
almost through with their work.
The people are responding to the
questionnaire freely and are offering
the much needed information. A keen
interest in the welfare of school work
is being expressed by many parents
throughout the township.
Officers Get Fleeting—Very
Fleeting—Glimpse of
A large copper ttill and five Imr
tels of beer were captured last Fri
day in the late afternoon by Sheriff
Roebuck and Deputy Sheriff H. O.
Daniel when they went in to the
Cross Koads section. The officers,
when parking their car, saw a figure
£«ing hurriedly toward a house in an
opposite direction from the still. And
while the man was running toward
the house, the officers, with hats in
hand, made a dash for the still. They
saw the Are of the still and got near
enough to see two young boys sail
tp the high timbers before the man
whon went to the house could fire his
signal gun. \ „
The officers destroyed the outfit.
Young Negro Shoots
Himself Accidentally
William Grimes, a proud young
local Negro, got the worst of a dig
play of his standing an a citizen lant
Sunday morning when he called a few
of his country friends off behind
Godard's filling station, near here, to
show them his big pistol. He wt>.»
tanked with liquor and while showing
his big Army .46, he pressed on the
Uigger too hard and sent a ball into
his leg. The ball entered just below
the knee and plowed a furrow about
MX inches long down beside his shin
bone. When the baH hit the bone it
glanced and went through his othe:
foot. V
He was brought to a doctor heie
ami had his wounds dressed. When Iw
arrived here he was sober enough to
'ell Chief Daniel that he did not want
pistol any more and insisted (hat
he go for it.
A few less than a dozen Hallowe'en
parties have been advertised to take
place in the county this week. Not
only does this apply to Martin coun
ty, but the entire section is adver
tising the riding of \yitches and
In the majority of cases, the car
nival's are being staged for the bene
fit of schools.
Raleigh, Oct. 24. —Eleven persons
lost their lives by violence in North
Carolina over the week end, figures
compiled here today show. Of the
number, seven died as the result of
automobile accidents. There was one
suicide among the group.
Regular Meeting ot Local
Masonic Lodge Tonight
Important business will come be
, fore Skewarkee Lodge No. 90, A. F.
and A. 11. in its meeting tonight at
7:80 o'clock.
All members in good standing are
urged to be present and talce part.
W. H. Micelle, editor of the Rob
ersonville Weekly Herald, is in town
Miss Evelyn Shaw, of Tarboro, is
spending today with Miss Serena
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wynne and
children, of Maysville, spent Sunday
here with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Ed
mondson. !
Celebration at
Jwarehouse Here Next
f Friday Night
yl'o build up the local school library !
■and provide a number of magazines I
for the reading room, teachers and |
students are joining in to stage a big
Hallowe'en the warehouse
here next Friday night.
According to Mrs. Raleigh Bradley
and Miss Elizabeth Wilkins, under"
whose direction the work is being
carried on, .Friday night will be one
of fun when witches and spooks pa
rade. The committees are preparing a
fish pond, fortune booths, and, of
course, they will have candy, peanuts
and ice cream for sale. Those in
charge are going to be kind and al
low you to bob for apples. Then there
will be the pretty girl to vote lor.
No admission will be charged, and
the junior mardi gras starts at 8 o'-
clock, immediately after the parade,
Under the direction of Misses Allen
and Steed, of/last year's faculty, an
index was introduced in the library.
These teachers carefully indexed
every book by author and, title. Their
work was instrumental in starting a
worth-while library for the children
of the community, and ft is to carry
on tyis work that the teachers and
students -thrr~jrcirr«re- rrttrmptrnirta
raise funds by staging a .Hallowe'en
! Clearly demonstrate Their
i Superiority and Win, 26-0 !
In Ahoskie tViday
The local high nchoof"f«>otball
I eleven added a 'second game to its
i Hat of victories this year when it
| visited Ahoskie last Wfiday and ile-j
i feated the high school there 26 to I
I 0. After a defeat administered by ]
I Columbia's combination here lust !
| Tuesday, the locals invaded Ahostfie's j
territory, and showed A complete re- j
versal in form. Ahoakjti gained its'
! only first down of the game when a |
pass was blocked.
The teams were about evenly mat
ched in size, but the locals proved the j
better in both their offense and de
fense work.
The lads journey to Plymouth Fri
day afternoon where they will play
the high school there. A large crowd
is expected to accompany the- team.
Many People Forget That
Post Office Has Moved
Mr. K. J'. Cunningham slippi il from i
his store Saturday morning and visit
ed the old post office just to recall
that Postmaster Price had packed his
belongings and moved "up town".
"Uncle" Buck Meadows waited" a
full half hour for the evening maij at
the old post office Sunday while other
citizens had removed and read their
letters at the new office.
Car after car was parked at the old
office just long enough for the ((riv
ers to think and move 011 to the new
—Postmaster Price and assistants are
almost agreed that many citizen.)
here have poor memories, for they
have given boxholders their combina- j
tions over and over again.
Saturday night there were two post ;
offices in town, for letters wertfs>m ft il
ed at the old office as well as at the ,
new one. For strangers, the one next
to the Tar Heel apartments is recom-'
mended to be the better one.
It is understood that everybody
carried their post office keys to the
new office this week. The postal au
thrities were buying them.
Roper Man Killed in Auto . j
Accident Near Burlington
A. M. Smith, young man of Ropw,
was killed In an automobile accident
early this morning near Burlington,
fmith with Leonard afld Joe liurio,
of Roper, was on his way to Ashe
ville when the accident occurred.
Very few details relating to the ar
cident could be learned this n)orn ng.
The two Barco boys were hurt,*" but
not seriously.
The three boys left here last night
about 9 o'clock after visiting friends
here for a few hours. They were driv
ing a Hudson sedan, practically new.
Another Newspaper for
Robersonville Rumored
According to indirect information!
1 second newspaper has been announc- j
od for Robersonville. Facts in connec
tion with the new venture were not at
all definite vpther than the paper |
makes its appearance this week, and
is sponsored by out-of-town people.
Mrs. S. R. Biggs and children join- j
ed Mr. F. *F. Fagan and family of j
Rocky Mount Sunday and spent tin- j
i day with relatives in Edenton.
7"own's.Financial Condition-
Is Reviewed
Recent Report of Auditors
NEW BOXES ARE Town's Present Bonded
PUZZLE TO MANY To $333,500.00
Boxholders Haye Big Time
Learning Combinations
—v.At New Post Office
General business at the oust end of
Maint street held its own Saturday at
teruoon and evening, and stood. the
test brought about when the post office
moved to* its new quarters at the
other end of the business district,
The closing of the . old post office'
doors and a dark spot in the street
caused by a broken light ma"lt* * a
scene of gloom on the old post'office
corner Saturday night, hut in spite of
of all, the trend of business did not j
I IViter in" its upward move.
• Early Saturday meriting, curiosity
led numbers of citizens to the modern
, | ost office where they opened anil
' re-opened their boxes. The combina
tions proved a puzzle for many, .and
it. was after the style of a big boast
when a boxholder would tell th- en
tire office that he hal succeeded in,
new office with its many,'modern tix~-l
i lures had not worn away today, mid
many as a dozen boxholders could
be seen tinkering with the combiiia-,
| tiuns. today. ,
The little newsboys, taking their [
' stand each Sunday evening in front
i cf the post office, were the iVrst to
I mention regret in the change. "We
| .have not sold hear as many papers
Here,as we did at the old post office", 1
several stated when they,.were asked
how business \va>. Once the pie
j leffcmo accustomed to the change,
this condition will, no doubt, be al
tered, '
Had Been 111 for' Long
Time With Cancer
Of Stomach
This morning 'at his home near heie
j on the old KverottS-road, Wilson F.l
A Hen 1 died following a long ill-'
i;esa'. • .
, i ' \
About siji ipontha ago, Mi.,. Allen t
underv.cai, 4,1 io . and it wa>. i
( fount) that he had cancer of the
stomach,' for which nothing could he i
I done. Since the operation he has beeirj
j confined to his room most of tfatw
time, '
| Mr. Allen came to this coMnfy ,
j many .years ago with the UreemVaf
Johnson Lumber; "company |'rnm
Northampton lie married
Miss Burroughs, |£ughtcr of Mr.
Billie Burroughs, one-of Mai tin .coun
ty's- most substantial citizens. Since
their marriage they have lived 'at
old Burroughs homestead 011 the'
Everetts road. His widow, anil three |
children, two sons, aged fourteen and
eighteen, and one daughter about!
eight years old survive.
Mr. Allen was a progressive farm
er; a devoted father anil husband.
The funeral arrangements had not.
been completed this afternoon.
Is Second Meeting of New
Club Year ; Members Are
Urged To Attend
The Woman's club will hold its sec
! olid meeting of the club yeti'r next
; Thursday afternoon in its rooms in
I the Masonic building.
The membership is urged to
j tend the meeting and non-members
ar»> invited to be present. •
A rephrt of tjie club's activities i.lur-!
ing the 'past year, just iiiadc__public,
is very interesting and shows, the 1
great amount of work the club here
is doing for advancement and better
rnt'nt _of the town and community.
To make this year's .report even bet-,
ter than the one for,the past year,"
the officers are urging the cooperation
6f members and citizens.
Almost Loses Load
Tobacco By Fire
A load of tobacco, belonging to
Mr. James Jenkins, of Bertie county,
came very near being destroyed early
yesterday morning while he-was on
his way to the market here and when
the bagging around the tobacco was
fired by the truck's exhaust pipe. The
wrapping was quickly torn from the
truck, but not until after much of
the tobacco was damaged.
Mr. Jenkins placed the load of to
bacco on the Brick warehouse floor'
v/here it made a splendid average in
spite of the ijamage caused by the,
SURPLUS OF $51,669.52
Audit Regarded by Members of Board j
As Very Complete and
Carefully Detailed
Tin' auditor's report filed with the J
board of town '* commissioners her*' f
last week, shows the town still 'un
brokc" and with a surplus of S!U,-
069,52. ' > .
The total assets of the town as |
• listed in the report include uncollect
ed taxes for the years 1923* 1924, |
,1926 and 1926 amounting to jf10,795.- j
: 59; vaccounts receivable, $16,326.16; j
due from 'tax collectors, $347.48;'
notes receivable, $ 1,065,' lj property
and equipment,' $367,566.65, making a
■ grand total of $100,827.87,
M- The liabilities include: accounts -p.-y
--ulile, $180.67;-notes payable, $15,477,- j
W>; bonded indebtedness, $333,660.00;
Surplus, current $17,612.N7 and cap-
Tot $400,*27,87,
While these figures are corfecTT
j when'considered from the' :
Unit's standpoint, there-will rJßill' a ,
j,i' w changes in the surplus account >
] when explanations are offered. In the
wise, of the balance of $164.81 due by
J. O. Manning, tax collector there ap-"
lijeaxs to be ah error, for his -settle
nient with the'town September-1926
| shows exact balance, The audit 15"
j within three cents of this settlement
j. when the sum of $164.78 deposited
with the, Martin County Savings and
Trust company is counted. This item
Viis allowed in the town's settlement
for the reason that Manning'w as serv
i ing the town as a hired rtian and that
| he placed funds as directed, and was
pot liable to the town for any JTos.svn
1 other than those arising 'ffwm his own
conduct. If the Martin County Sav- '
ings and Trust company is charged
with this amount, as it should be, ac
cording to the town's former settle--
yinent theta*""will be no. change off
figures. in .the ledger assets.
• j The account of W> 11. Daniel is ex
i plained in the audit which practically
t liminates it as an assest sli\c6 he has
a corresponding offset. .
I ' ' I.
The same also applies to the items
! charged ugaihst M. S. Moore which l
| are explained in the consolidated bal
-! I'nce sheet. "•
' Of the $111,0(10 taxes due, most of
q then) were proper assets. Several
T u ndrod do 11 ar s wree improprely list-.
! 1 and there were offset charges
i j against the town that should have
|i I.ten credited to several tax payers,
j It i.' possible that these errors'and
I total insolvents will run as' high as
-'.At the time the audit was, made
,• light and water accounts receivable
umoCilcd to $1,917.86. The accounts
for that current month were cleareil
i collections.were made before the
15th day of the following month,
j The account's .amounting to- $413.11
are old ones and will likely have to .
. '>e charged off as a loss.
The greatest asset i* the
j . nti equipment listel at $307,666.65
j which is shown in the audit at cost.'
j i lie e items are subject to appraisal j
1 to find the true status of the town's
financial condition.
The audit shows that bonds amount
ing to $40,000 were retired during
the 20 months ending May 31, 1927. '
i This reduces the town's bonded in-,
| debtedness from $373,500 to $335, |
| 000 at the present.
If we don't sell any more bonds arm
| can pay interest and principal on the I
, we have now until t960, the j
i town will 1M- free of bonded indebted ;
MM. The first real blow under this :
caption comes next July when a $lO,-
O'Ofj principal falls due. Then, when;
we "pay $3,600, in July, 1929 the City J
, Hall Wi|l belong to us. In 1946 we can |
walk across our own streets) for in
that year the last of the street im j
Improvement bonds will be , retireil. j
Then in 1960 we will own the, town '
,| again, for in 1959 and 1960, $200,000 i
| in bonds will he matured for the light
j water and sewer systems.
[These bonds bear interest at a rate
I*>( six per cent., and it is not-likely
that any o"f them can be bought before
ut.te pf maturity without paying a
larjfe premium for them. v
The audit Is regarded by the board
"fif very complete and carefully de
Oak City Pastor Called
To Lexington Church
Kev. W. Ko« Yofcley, of Oak City,
(has been extended a unanimous call
V(> the Tabernacle Baptist church, of
Islington, N. C.
Rev. Mr. Yokley with his family Is
I planning to move to Lexington on or
! about the 16th of next month.
Advertisers Will Find Our Col
umns a Latchkey to Over 1,600
Homes oj Martin County
Judge N. A. Townsend, of
Dunn, Presiding; Heavy
Term Ordered for Clearing Calendar
of Old Cases; Some More Than
Ten Years Old
A special two-weeks term of super
ior court was "opened here yesterday
morning with Judge N. A. Townsend
"presiding. - .
I'he term was* ordered for the* pur
pose of clearing .the docket of aged
civil' cases which have been hanging
on the docket for as many as ten
Judge Townsend is among the
younger judges on the bench both in
jrl?e and service, havinjf held his first
court in May of this year, lie is class
ed as ode of the State's- brightest *
lawyers and presides in the court
with business and dispatch. ~ -
the. following citizens are selving
on the jury this week: D. D. Cobum,
J. M. HasSeU, C. W. Gurkin, VV. A. -
Hodges, Miles R. Lilley, K. G.- Koger-
M'li, Henry liailey, H. D.-Ayers, J. E.
. .f:. t,;. .Taylor.—U.4J,
Harrison, Charlie A. James, M. I).',
Ajfers, J. T. Powell, U N. Vfck, C. H.
Cox, B. F. Cobum ami llarry Waldo. *
Cases coming before the court yes
terday were very few and were long
draNvn out. They are as follows:
Greenville Supply Co; against J. S.
Smith. The jury found in favor- of .
the defendant and charged the plain
tiff-with the cost.
Harrison Wholesale company vs.
K. M. Gordy et als. A judgment of
">2OO was returned against Mary
Price antl Lena Gordy.
S. K. Hines vs. Ernest llarrell.
•judgment in favor of the defendant
vas returned.
E. A. towards and wife ys W. T.
Meadows, A verdict-yiving-
',iff $200.25 was returned.
The case now before the touit is
lhat of Brown heirS> against J. L.
Whitfield, involving the title to land
The case has brought thirty-or forty
witnesses CO court, most of whom are
old men acquainted with the old
land marks and boundaries of a tract,
of ' land in the low grounds of Flat
Swamp in Kobersonville township.
The court has a heavy schedule and
will run the full two weeks.
Department of Education
Expert To Be Here for
Two Weeks
Miss Macie Soutljall, of the De
partment of Education, Italeigh, is .
carrying on special work in the
schools of the county this week.
In a eonferece with the county '
school principals here Saturday she
outlined her work and stressed the
importance of a uniform test system
Tor aIL the" schools.' ' '
During this week, Miss Southall will'
,do special work in the Oak City, Kob- . ■
ersonville, Jamesville and Williams
ton schools, assisting the teachers in
determining the native ability and ac
quired ability of the children.
She says it will require at least
two weeks to properly complete the
work. As it is.she only has one day
in each school and it is hardly more
than possible to get the-Work started
so it can be completed by the teach
vrs. i
Missionary Group ; v>
Meets in Aulander
The Woman's Missionary Group
Conference of Martin and Hertie coun
ties, Weldon District, Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, held its sec
ond meeting of the year with the Au
lander Church "on Saturday, October
Mrs. T. W. I/ee, of the local church,
had cfiarge of the program. Mrs. J.
W. Watts, jr., representing the local
church, very fittingly responded to
the address of welcome extended to
the meeting by Mrs, W. L. Clegg.
Various reports were read before
the meeting, and round table discus
sions were held. The next meeting of
the group conference will be held with
the church here.
/. ff. Griffin Dies
Near Bear Grass
Mr. J. H. Griffin, 67 year-old farm
er, died at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. G. H. Harrison, near BeaMGrass
last Friday afternoon following a long
illness. A stroke of paralysis some
time-ago left him almost helpless in
body, and a second stroke a few days
ago caused his death Friday.
Interment was made in the Tice
burial ground In Griffins township
Saturday afternoon.

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