_,igl I Wach the Label on Your Paper; It Carries the Date Your Subscription Expires VOLUME XXX—NUMBER 74 DR. W. S. RANKIN IS SPEAKER HERE SUNDAY NIGHT Head of Duke Foundation Tells of Work for Better Christian Citizenship CITSS. LOCAL FIGURES Says 600 People, of Martin County Are Sick Every'' Day; Telia Need of Hospitals in Rural Sections "We will have re hospitals when llie public gets a clear conception of the purpose of sickness" was one of the statements, made by Dr. W. S. Rankin, in a splendid address at the third community meeting here last Sunday in the school auditorium. Dr. Rankin, head of the Duke Foundation, vh'i.lly illustrated what the Foun dation was doing for the advancement of Christian citizenship in our State and in South Carolina. The situation the Foundation is un " deriaking to remedy and as piesented by Dr. Rankin-is to establish thqj hospital in rural communitis where it lr so badly, needed. With the large hospitals centered in the cities, the leading doctors are called from serv ice in the small rural fields to the hu.*pital where necessary equipment is available. Citing figures, the speak er showed where one hospital bed is alloted to every 1500 people'in this part of the State while in the cities •Jure is a hospital hed for every 800 people. It is a grave mistake when tl* Church musters its resources ana establishes a large hospital out of the reach of the poor and the needy in the rural sections, and at the same time drawing from the poor com munities its leading physicians, stated the speaker. This does not mean that the*v are no good doctors in the rural rections. but the speaker stated that modern training made it necessary lor the new doctor to follow his pro fession where adaquate facilities are provided. Instead of directing its en erg? to love and charity for the sick and poor in the rural community, the various organisations would build enormous structures and brand them with their denominational names. In this the Church is realizing its mis ake, and pr. Rankin pointed to the work the Episcopal church Is under taking right here in Eastern Carolina. He urged that the people of this sec tion cooperate with the church at Tarboro in its efforts to provide bet ter hospital facilities.-^ Turning his attention to our own cqunty, Dr. Rankin said that there are around 600 people in our county sick and in bed every day. This number does not include the many who arc ill, but yet not in bed. Ac curate statistics show that at least 2"> of these 600 sick people should have hospital attention. Right here is where the Duke Foudation is doing * wonderful work. It offers its as sistance to any county or community in the erection and maintenance of a hospital. Of all the patients that enter hospitals, one-third of them are char ily patients, and the Foundation "would utep in and help to-bear the cost brought about by such patients. v Yor about $60,000 our county could erect a hospital that would care for its needs during the next ten years or ir.ore, and bring to the county and section a work founded on love and charity affording untol benefits. Tin Duke Foudation is the largest • of its kind in the United States, and is doing more to better health con ditions in the rural sections of North and South Carolina than any other one agency. Aid Society Will Give Turkey Supper Thursday The Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist church are announcing a turkey supper at the Woman's club rooms Thursday from 6 p. m. on. Most every year these ladies have such a supper and many of the town's people never fail to attend. STRANrv THEATRE | J "WEDNESDAY LEO MALONEY in "LONG LOOP ON THE PECOS" - Also Comedy and Free Ticket for Thursday Don't Forget TUNNEY-DEMPSEY FIGHT PICTURES Friday Night Two Shows: 715 & 8:45 Always a Good Show -1" - ■ » •- • • » -* *:W " * THE ENTERPRISE flj kiisfot A thrae day downpour la the Gram, White nnd Berkshire •aoan laias of New Biclinl brought flood* whose fuiy was never bdort ■own there. Above, MM at Manchester, N. H., at Anoshea* km ww threatened. Mow, nbnt at Beckett, Met*., after food water kad paired Maajr Ores were bet. TOWN FATHERS • REGULAR MEET Number Minor Matters Be fore Loeal Board Last Night With no major questions coming before the board of town commission ers at a meeting last evening, the miviber»* attention went to the many mliio* details uf) for discussion. Taxer played a small part iiKthe dis cussion, and to make the business complete for the evening, ¥ com tr.issiom rs concluded the meeting with a short talk on the trash wagon. The permits for dances reached six in number last evening when permis rion was given to Clyde Everett to hold two dances here, one the early part of next month and one on the first Monday in January. Permission allowing two colored dances was given fcpruill and Johnson for one December 'iit, and W. M. Qrmond for a second ore about thj 20th of December. Per mission was granted to all under the general rules of the town laws Guf White was refunded $5 license *o operate a transfer during the fair. White was under the impression that he had met all the requirements of the law when he purchased town transfer licenses, but he learned,very quickly that other license- were necessary. As a result he v/itMrew from the transfer business. An order was issued by the ri m micsioners requiring the trash curt to 1 refuse to handle all trash that.is not properly barreled and placed on the edge of the streets. This was taken when jt was found that the trnsn cart is having more to do than fs hardly, possible when it has to go into the back yards and rake up the t«-ash. All trash accumulating in the BTorVr frill be handled from the street and not from the back lots when the eart makes its early morning rounds. J. G. Staton was relieved of taxes on S49CO worth, of property incorrec ly listed in the town's tax books. S. C. Ray was relieved of taxes on si piece of property incorrectly listed in the town's tax books. Tax on five dogs was transferred from the account of J. W. Watts, sr. to that of W. 8. Watts. Teachers To Hold District Meeting in Greenville 18-19 Martin county is expected to be well represented at a district meeting of tehchers at East Carolina Teach ers Training school in Greenville next Friday and Saturday. According to an announcement from the superin tendent office there will be no holi day granted in the schools in county, but teachers may get substi tutes to fill their places in the schools so that they, may attend the meeting in GreenviTC. . While a very large attendance is not expected Friday, Superintendent Pjpe is urging a large attendance for the Saturday session. -.. i 1,000 Pounds Tobacco Are Stolen From Pack House - A. E. Eakes, a farmer living near Oak City, had stolen from his pack houM about one thousand pounds of graded tobacco Sunday night. So far Mr. Eakes has not been 4ble to estab lish any clue to the missing tobacco. The loss will run over $300., it is estimated. • Senior Epworth League To Give Pageant Friday The Senior Epworth league of the Methodist church will give a pageant at the church Friday night at 7:30 o'clock. Everybody is cordially in vited. Williamston, Martin County, Nortlt Carolina, Tuesday, November 15, 1927 TO HAVE LYCEUM NUMBER FRIDAY Shields Trio To Give Con cert at Everetts School Friday Night The Shields Trio, of' Chicago, will •pryrent a,modern, artistic program of vocal and instrumental music, dra matic sketches, read lift* lets at the Everetts school auditorium next Friday evening at 8 o'clock. This i. one of the splendid attractions in clu.led in the Piedmont lyceum course being sponsored there this winter and is worthy of the patronage ami hearty ; u:>p irt of all people. The Shields Trio, composed of three sisters, is an extremely attractive and unique organization. Iviiie, is a linger and pianist of ability. Clarity of enunciation and charm of person ality captivates her audiences. I,au rene is a dramatic reader. She appeals to young and old an she draws from u rch store-house of m«toory both humorous and dramatic selections. She is also an excellent singer. Hattie Bell, 'cellist, possesses splendid tech ami her 'cello is mellow and rich i»i tanc. She plays with equal skill ■ the old favorites and-the works of the Masters. These versatile and experienced en 'ertainers have delighted l%rge au diences in many parts of the Union and have also been enjoyed ftver the radio. *" % ' *. REV. T.W.LEE TO GO TO TRENTON Many Changes Made By .Conference; O. P. Fitz gerald Comes Here ■— » ■ Appointments made at the North Carolina Methodist conference held in Raleigh last week and the early part of this will carry many pastors of -that Church to new fields of service. Rev. 'l. W. Lee, once pastor of the loca 1 church, goes to the Jones circuit and will be located at Trenton, the county seat of Jones county. Mr. Lee has done a splendid work in his churches in this county during his two-years stay. He expects to leave the lav.tor part of this week for his new work. Should it be impossible to open the parsonage at Trenton be fore the latter part of the week, Mr. Lee will remain here and occupy the pulpit in the local church Sunday. The incoming pastor of the church will be Dr. 0. P. Fitzgerald, of Dur ham. Dr. Fitzgerald was located at Oriental for three years, going from there to Sebna where he remained until last year when he went to Dur ham. It is not definitely known just | when he will arrive to begin work here. ~—- Local Baptists To Have Service Thursday, Night Because the pastor of the local Baptist church will be |t Durham at tending the State Convention, he is announcing the regular .mid-week :»ervice to be held on Thursday night at 7:30 o'clock instead of at the usual Wednesday evening time. The pastoy will be home for that service, and will also preach Sunday morning. Basket Party At Bear Grass School Next Week On Tueaday evening, November 22, at 7:30 o'clock the Bear Grass school will give a box party. The public ia cordially invited and Urged to attend. The teachers and pupils of the whool »re working for playground equipment, and proceeds from the party will be used toward that end. HEARING HERE ON WATERWAYS IMPROVEMENTS Concerns Making Navigable ' Gardners Creek and Devils Gut TO GET SUGGESTIONS Public Hearing Set\for 2 O'clock lit Courthouse Here Next Monday; Interested Parties Invited A public hearing on the proposed improvement of Devis Gut and Gar dners cJk kas been acheduled by the War Department for Deft Monday ut 2 o'clock in the courthtjpifc here. This preliminary examination ct the pro posed improvement was provided in the River and Harboc Act. approved the early part of thin feat and will have to do with making the two water v.-ays navigable. The notice of the hearing goes on to say, "All interested parties are in , vited to be present, or to be repre sented, at the abpve time and place, iwrticuiarly navigation interests, and the officials of any county, city, town or local association in the locality, ; whose interests may be affected by | the proposed improvement of these j waterways. They will be given an np ! ;.o it unity to expreaa their views upon | the proposed improvement, and to of l Ivy any suggestions that are consid- I « red desirable in the interests of navi gation. "Oral statements will be heard; but, lot accuracy of re«#rd f all im poitant facts and should be submitted in writing* in quadru plicate, as the records of the hearing will be forwarded for finsideration by the War Department at Washing ten, D. C. Written statements may be handed in at the hearing or may be mailed previously to the district En gineer, J". S. Engineer Office, Fort Norfolk, Norfolk, Va." Boats ,an travel in Devils Gut, but the river is far superjot for navi gation and very few If any boats travel through the Gut OFFICERS SEIZE SEVERAL STILLS Last Week Was Season of j Moonshine Destruction In This Section Last week was a season of moon shine destruction in this section. Federal Agent C. F. Alexander, ac companied by Sheriff A; L. Roebuck I and J. li. Manning demolished four stills Thursday, in the section border ing the Martin-Beaufort line. Monday, -Alexander and Manning got a rig in Griffin* 'township on Big creek. Tuesday, the officers raided in. Ber tie county and caught one white man and captured a still. Wednesday they raided in Hertford county and captured a still and caught two negroes. In this rain, the officers lost a negro when he outdid them in a free-for-aill chase. On Friday the officers were engaged in trying their men, but finishing a bout noon with this, Alexander left and joined a group of Beaufort coun ty officers and with them raided the , I woods over in the Mount Zion sec tion. There they found a large plant, ! a quantity of beer and DO gallons of , liquor. Advance signals bad been made and the operators made their escapes, i Saturday morning, Alexander with , Beaufort county officers found Bix men operating a still on Tranters creek. The officers placed their hands on one i before he could run, but the other five plunged into the creek where the water was more than ten feet deep. With heavy boots and clothes on, one of plungers turned and faced the i officers while the others made it to the other shore. 76 yards away and t-caped. They had elft enough evi dence, however, behind for the govern ! ment to keep up the pursuit. Saturday, Sheriff Roebuck and Deputy H. 0. Daniel visited a section a mile from Flat Swamp church and found a big still and about 2,000 gal ' ions tf beer in vats and barrel*. | Colored Pastor Ends Good Year's Work in Hamilton The services last Sunday-- in the | Hamilton colored church brought to a close a most successful year's work by Hev. A. 6. Edwards, pastor of the Williams circuit of the African M. E. Church. The services of the day were 'market when a bus load of people from South Mills, eighty miles away, attended. Before coming to this coun ty, the pastor had served in the South Mills community. E. J. Hayes, prin cipal of the colored school here, de livered an address, and the Williams Chapel Church choir was in charge of tie jnusical program. Mr. ;J. E. Hineg ,of Oak City, was a business visitor here today. CHILD IS KILLED NEAREVERETTS LATE SUNDAY! Five-Year-Old Son of Ed /Bunting Dies After Be ing Struck by Auto RAN IN FRONT OF CAR Actident Believed Unavoidable, But Driver Held Under SSOO Bond Pending Investigation The five-yoar-irfld sun of Ed Hunting jr. "was instantly killed Sunday even ing; by, an automobile driven by Ben L. Stevenson, of Robersonviller The little child was walking along the highway near its home, two miles from Everetts when Stevi nson with "Ilia brother, Roland, ran his cqr over the child. According to Steven son, the Bunting child ran in front of the car j when it was only a few feet away, i nifcking it impo - ihie to stop the car I 01 moid hitting the boy. Stevenson was driving a Ford tour-' ing car and stilted he wa i going not more than MO miles an hour at the time he hit the child. The Sheriff and deputies investigated the case anil as a matter of precaution held Steven son on a SSOO bond, pending further investigation. i N. R. MANNING DIES TODAYj Succumbs Aftermlllness of i Several Months; Lived In Griffins Township Nicholas K. Manning died at his home near here in Griffins township early this morning after an illness of several years, the last eight months of which he was helpless and ill bed. He was the son of I'M win ami- Elizabeth Manning and was f>7 years old-ill July of this year. In early life he married Miss Mittie Brown Who with four children survives him. The children are, Herbert 1,, and N. R. Manning, jr., Mrs. Jessie Brown ami Mrs. Keba Roberson. .Mr. Manning was the youngest or , a large family of children and is sur- I vived by three brothers, W. hj,, John 13. and Benjamin M. and one sister, ! Mrs. Susan F. Peel. As a citizen anil a friend to man, j the deceased hail few equals, always ! standing for the things in .the com-, I inunity that caused progress and «d --! vancement of the people. Shortly be- , j lore his death he was serving on I various committees having to do With i the schools, roads and churches in his M'cUbn. He had been a member, of the Christian church for many years and war always at his place of worship ready anil willing to do what he could for the advancement of Christianity anil its teaching*. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the resi dence .by Rev. Richard Itagby of the Washington Christian church. The burial will be on the home farm in the family plat. ' HOGS WIN $4,000 IN PREMIUMS J. J. Roberson and Son Re- I turn After Showing Prize ; Herds at Many Fairs After showing .at practically all the] j faiiK in the State and several in Vir g ilia and Maryland, the Messrs. J. J. Koberson and Son returned last week with their winning fierds of hogs. The breeders dropped th fair* in two ■ states, Georgia and Florida, from their schedule when it was found that I their shipping expenses would make | it unprofitable to show in those two states. \ jy With their three cars of hogs, the | ir.rrest number carried by any breed ' era to fairs in the United States, the Messrs. Robersftn won around $4,000 j in fioss premiums at the fairs where ! they exhibited. They traveled about eight" weeks this year in showing at the fairs, and they t are planning a muth larger trip next year. ' Mr. Dave Roberson, one of the own er.-, and who traveled with the three 'cars' of swine, stated yeste>day that the best fairs he saw were right here in Eastern Carolina and that the Roanoke fair here led the list. Mules Break Out of Lot ; Four Die From Poison Dr. -J. F. Thigpen lost four fine young mules last Sunday morning when they broke out of his stables and ate poison of some kind. Saturday night about 9 o'clock I*r. Thigperi left his stables and at that time, the newly arrived car of mules were- eatirrgx&nil appeared well and hearty. At z~o*eto«Jf they broke out cf the stable and before they could be caught four of them got hold of poison and.died shortly afterward. The remainder of the 26 mules are in perfect health. Football Team To Be Guest of Kiwanians As an acknowledgment of their efforts on the football field, the Kiwanis Club will entertain the local high school eleven and its coach, Mr. B. E. Hood, at the regular luncheon tomorrow. A very appropriate program is being arranged for the occasion, and a large attendance on the part of the cli b s membership is | urged. , j START ANNUAL DRIVE FOR RED CROSS MEMBERS County Chairman Makes 1 Appeal To People of Martin MEMBERSHIP FEE IS $1 1 Ashs Every Man, Worn. n. and Child Who Is Able To Make Confrr bution This Year The chairman of the Rod Cross com mittee for Martin county, with plans r > radically complete, has started the utin'uid membership drive and is mak ing pn appeal to all the people in the county. \lr. 11. A. Iligfcs, the chair man writes, "To the People of-Martin .County: -— A h chili man ..f f,, r Martin county feu- the annual roll call of .tin- American lied Cross, I wish to call to the attention of our people that the season has again come when the lied Cross is asking thut every citizen of the United States shalj become a member by the coti tr bution of one ilollar. It is fitting that the drive this year began on Armistice Day; it recalls vividly the marvelous work that tin K>d Cross did' for the men in the Army and Navy during the trouble some, awful days of the World W;ir, Not only has the Red Cross proven itself the greatest mother in the world (luring the times of war but it has also caught the spirit of Chris tianity and has been the greatest fac tor in rescue work during the times of peril in*the years gonw by. It is rneedtesH for me to call attention to i the intelligent minds of Martin coun ty. to the work of the American Red Crow-; society during the recent dis ' asters which have come to our owli country during the Mississippi floods, antl more lately to-the catastrophe in the New ..England States when the Red Cross has been the very first to oome to the assistance of these strick en people. One never knows hoW t;uickly our own beloved section will j meet with similar disasters'. . I wish it could be possible's, that | every man, woman and child in Mar i tin coynty, who is able to do so, would maKe a contribution this year, with out having-to be asked by the various committees, and I ,most sincerely hope that when you are.solicited you will respond to this call, "the most pieri lorious charity we have in* our na ti'in." SEVERALHURT IN AUTO ACCIDENT Two Cars in Head-On Col lision on Jamesville Koad Friday j Mrs. C. J. Whitley, Mrs. Joe I'urvfs and Misses Sarah Kdmondsun and Jleleh Davenport were badly hurt when their new Chevrolet coach was hit by a cur driven by Mr. Willi font ilardison hear here on the Jamesville road Friday afternoon. The wreck! victims were brought here to the of fices of Drs. J. 11. Saunders and Wm. E. Warren. Mrs. Henry lldmondson, ! riding in the Chevrolet car, was the only one ill her party escaping in jury. Mr. Ilardison was bruised about | the face and body but not badly. • Jus*, as Mr. Ilardison was round ! ing the curve beynoil Sweeten Water j creek, hi- looked at some hogs in a I field afid before he knew it he smash ed/into the Hamilton car driven by M s.s Eamondson. '* * Mr. Ilardison, speaking f the ac ciduiit, stated h&„had had a great many things Happen to him, but never before /had anything troubled liim mon than the wreck Friday. Two Cars Wrecked on Everetts Road Yesterday A Ford touring car and a Ford roadster locked'horns a half mile this .side of Everetts on Highway No. !)0 early yesterday morning. The Ford roadster, belonging to a Tarboro man, had its front badis .smashed, while the touring car, belonging to i-iowis tun- peopl.e was reported a complete wreck. The touring car turned over feveral times and landed bottom side -jap, pinning itp three occupants un derneath it. Aside from a few minor bruises, the occupants of both cars es caped injury. v' ' s Advertisers Will Find Our Col umns a Latchkey to Over 1,600 Homes of Martin County ESTABLISHED 1898 FEW REGISTER SO FAR FOR SPECIAL POWER ELECTION Every Person Who would Vote on Sale of Power Plant Must Kegister BOOKS CLOSE DEC. 3 John E. Pop? I* ir; Offi e in Old F. & IVi. liauli liuildir.,}; Citizens Urged to WogiUor According to ,\ll. tiar, very -few citizen*. have n gister ed the (irst f, v. ,J. ys t | l( . special power elecjtioy which ill be held ileii- the 2l)lh" 01 ii;--;t 11 ~-.Ji. The books opened Saturday at Mr. Pope's, office in the old rVriners and 4Vler ctiunts bank building, u.id late yester day afternoon iu>t ffiore tha;V a half do/en citizens had registered. Thi town commissioners ha\e trans i.ctcd business with the Virginia 1 lict|ic and I'o\vei tunpnir, during the (Mist sevt'ral months,, aim a fter th'-y were certain that ihey tail se cured for tin- town !h: be.-.*, IV r tor its hght and power system, the mat ter was ordered placed before the jM'ople. lo cast a vote on this ques tion, it wf|l be ne. esshj'y- for every - y one wishing to vote, t.> register, t'n le.»v your name appear.;, o \ th:» new' registration books, it will he impos sible for you to vote in the election, I December ill' - In speaking of the light and power + problem—in—Williu.ni.-tuu, —uuuL stated yesterday that it was one of t! ° biggest problems tbe. town has faced in yeitrs, ami that it was de,s»»rVr ing of careful study,by every citizen. ■ The books will be open each day . except Sunday until the- third day of December. MARTIN COUNTY TEACHERS MEET Dr. E. W. Boshart Unable To Fill Engagement Here 11 - • f In t.lu absence of l)r. K. W. Tloshart, directbi of vocational training, at, the meeting of the M ■' county '(•ticliers here last /Saturday, local citizens appeared (on the program. Attorney 11. A. CnHber, in a short talk, emphasized the importance of his profession and showed wherein it was so .often misunderstood. Follow ing liis talk, W. C. Manning spoke.on "The Spirit of Cooperation", s!iying that !»• world was suffering for the link «f foo|>eration and for' the lack ol appreciation" for those things we have at habd. According tri the minutes of the meeting, it was greatly regretted lliat.fr- lloshart was unable to ap pear before the meeting. Another in vitation will be extended the director, of vocational training to address the teachers, and it Is likely that he will bf here for the next meeting some (■me in' December. Superintendent Pope explained- in detail, the reasons for the -change in a District meeting of the .tochers would be held in fireerrtfille next\Fri day and Saturday, and the followthg week end would lie Thanksgiving. Ilefore the meeting gave way to the group sessions, ProfessoT J. L. Jone.n, in the Jamesville school, asked the teachers to be more prompt in . tli-'j r attendance upon the meetings. Local Eleven To Play Vanceboro Here Friday The season for the local high school football , squad -.will probably be brought to a close next Friday when Va:iceb()ro sends its team here to play the locals. So far this season, the, locals have won five out of eight games, and as a whole made one the best showings in the sport of football that has ever been made here. The boys on the Miuad along with their coach, Mr. Il'>qd, deserve the hearty support of the people of the town and it is hoped that a lrrge number will attend the game Friday after noon. v > , Two Box Cars Run Wild on Spur Track Two box cars of the Coast Line wont on a wild chase yesterday morn ing when they got fr6m under the control 'of several colored workmen at the Itonded Storage warehouse and rail down the spur track toward the, river. The deraile-r stopped the cars at one of the street crossings, and prevented a smashup at the river. Traffic at the street crossing was blocked a while, but the freight en gine upon its arrival here, pulled the runaway cars back to the storage house where they are being loaded with tobacco. r Miss Serena Peacock visited her parents in Fremont Friday.