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Total of 4,630 Licenses Are
Sent to Local Bureau for
TO SELL FOR " $65,300
Sale Will Begin Either December lit
or 15th and Laat About 60 Day;
4000 Class E Licenses
Four thousand six hundred and
thirty automobile and tiuck licenses
have been shipped here for distribu
tion through the license bureau at
the Williamston Motor company's
garage. December 1 has been men
tioned as a probabe time the bureau
will place the licenses on sale, but
it might be that it will not open be
fore the 15th of the month.
Application cards will be mailed
from the Raleigh office within the
next few days, making it easier for
car owners to secure their license
The 4,630 licenses will sell for
$65,300, quite a large sum for one
company to handle in less than two
months. are 4,000 E licenses,
and they will'sell for $50,1100 or $12.50
each. They start at 237,501 and run
through 241,500. In the A "and B
classes there are only 20 licenses ,pt
the local bureau, 10 for each class. In
the C class there are 200 licenses on
v. Managers of the local bureaitfstat
w "M yesterday that they did not expect
the sale beginning next month and
continuing until the first of February
to reach the figure made last June
and July. The agency sold exactly
5,000 tags during the two summer
months. With many cars stored for
the winter and with the annual junk
ing of a large number of them, local
managers stated that a small de-
crease in the sAles could be expected.
The return to the regular price, will
' have something to do with the expect
ed decrease in sales, so the managers
Manager td Power Company
To-Address Kiwanis and
Woman's Clubs
Members of the Kiwanis club here
are urged to attend the regular
luncheon at 12:30 tomorrow. Mr. J. T.
Chase, manager of the Carolina Oi
vision of the Virginia Electric and
Power company will make a short
talk before the meeting, and answer
uny questions connected with the pro
posed sale of the town's light and
power system.
While here Mr. Chase will be glad
to explain any feature of the memor
andum of agreement or any other
matter connected with the proposed
sale of the town's electric distribution
system. ,
At three o'clock that afternoon, Mr.
Chase will address the Woman's club.
There will be no meeting of the club
Thursday, and everybody, non-mem
bers as well as members, are urged to
attend and get first-hand information
on the power situation here.
Regular Meeting Junior
Order Is Postponed
The local council Jr. U. A. M.
will not hold its regular meeting on
Thursday night, the 24th on account
of the Union Thanksgiving services
at the Baptist church and the ab
sence of many members from town.
The meeting will be held on Thurs
day night of next week, December 1.
This will be a very important meet
ing and every member is urged to
attend as there will be much business
to come before the meeting and of
ficers will be nominated.
in the greatest of all
great pictures
Show Starts at 7:30
Always a Good Show
S. 0- Perkins Returns to
Complete Survey Begun
Last Year
Mr. S. O. Perkins, of the Depart
ment of Chemistry and Soils of the
United States Department of Agri
culture, has returned here to continue
a survey of the soil in the county.
Mr. Perkins arrived yesterday ami
will start work within the few
days to complete the survey commenc
ed several months a go.
During the past six months, Mr.
Perkins has been maknig a survey of
th soil in Cecil county, Maryland.
His work during the next several
months will carry hini in the town
ships in the upper end of the county,
the work being almost complete in
the townships south of here.
Mr. Perkins will bp assisted again
by Mr. S. R. Bacon, "of the North
Carolina Experiment Station, Raleigh.
Mr. Bacon will arrive the latter part
of this week or tbe early part of
next when work will be started.
In the first half of the survey made
before going to Maryland, Mr. Perkins
stated that he found, some very good
soil in the county, but that there"Was
a great deal of it that was of little
value on account of poor drainage.
According to present plans, Mr.
Perkins states that the survey will be
made complete by May of next year.
Judge Moore Exchanges
With Judge Midyette and
Holds Court in Beaufort
Judge Clayton Moore is holding
court in Beaufort county this week
by exchange with Judge Garland E
Midyette, who is in the district but
is in Granville county holding the
special term of superior court
for Judge Moore.
Several murder cases are on the
Beaufort's court docket. Three first
degree indictments have already
been returned by the grand jury.
s The case of most interest, however,
is that of State against Ilauin and
Burrus, charging them with «he kill
killing of Mru. J. D. Bullock in front
of her home in Leechvillc a fe ( w weeks
ago. It is alleged that both Burrus
and Baum were drinking and that
Baum did not know how to drivo u
car. On their way from Hyde county,
Burrus insisted on Baum'a trying
while- he got in the back sent With
Baum's daughter.** Baum's reckless
driving was said to have - Jjwn the
reason of Mrs. Bullock's be'r,* hit
and instantly killed by the cn.
Judge Moore ordered H special ve
nire of 5/) men to meet the court to
day from which it is expected « jury
will be selected.
Girl, Driving Williamston
Car, Did Not Stop After
Striking Mule
A girl, driving a Buick sedan, hit
and killed a mule on the Washington
road near the T. R. Hodges farm last
Saturday afternoon. The mule belong
ed to a Mr. Cherry, of Beaufort
county. The mule was hitched to a
cart and was being managed by a
small boy when the accident happen
ed. The little boy escaped injury, but
was in great distress when people
from here en route to Washington
stopped to offer assistance.
The animal's little driver said that
two girls in a Buick sedan bearing
a Williamston license ran into him
and instantly killed his mule, but did
not hurt him. The girls did not stop
to find out what happened but drove
right on without offering any assis
President Is Asked To
Intervene in Coal Strike
Washington, Nov. 21.—President
Coolidge was asked today by a dele
gation of labor leaders to intervene
in the bituminous coal 1 strike in
Pennsylvania, West Virginia and
Ohio but he left, with them clearly
the advice that he saw little desirabil
ity in calling "a conference between
miners and operators unless- both
were agreed some good might come
from' it
To the request of the delegation
which was headed by William Green,
president of the American Federa
tion of Labor, and John L. Lewis,
president of the United Mine Workers
of America, for a Congressional in
vestigation of "an alleged conspiracy
of large railroads to depress the price
of coal." Mr. Coolidge advised the
workers' representatives they eould
expect justice and cooperation if they
filed their complaint with the Inter
state Commerce Commission.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, November 22,1927
20,000 Received by
Local Committee T°
Sell During Drive
Part of Money Is Kept for Local
Work; MUk Furnished School
Children Here Last Year
t* Twenty thousand Tuber
► culosis Christmas Seals were
t received here today by the
seal committee for the 20th
annual Christinas Seal which
Mill be conducted here ami
throughout the State from*Thanhs*
Day to Christmas. The sale of
these seals renders possible the carry
ing on of a continuous educational
and preventive compaigit in North
Carolina to fight tuberculosis and
other diseases. \
Last year milk was furnished
eighteen undernourished school chil
dren in Williamston. This was made
possible through the sale of Christinas A committee appointed by the
Woman's club hopes to dq even more
thig year and the suppoh of- local
citizens is asked in this work.
Durin gthe past years the tubercu
losis death rate in North Carolina has
been reduced 51 per cent. —uvit one
half—a result attributed mainly to
tion and treatment financed largely
Christmas Seal funds. V |
The North Carolina Tuberculosis
association, with which the local
health association is altlliated, cooper
ates with the State Sanatorium, the.
State Department of Health, the De
partment of Agriculture, the .State
Educational Institutions, the Depart
ment of Public liisti uction, the A
merican Red Cross, the State Teach
ers association, the I'. T. A., the A
nierican-L jfion, the Women's clubs,
Farm Bureau, l*aboi and Commercial
organizaO. Kiwanis clubs, ana
maintain a staff of workers in the
fields at art" times. lis work, however,
is carried on without federal
aid, and its support has always been
of a voluntary nature.'*
lieli'W ii a short review of the
work carried on through the sale of
Vhi istnu'.s :. ..Is in th's State in 1926.
Furnished milk and hot lunches to
uppi'oxlmatoly 2j(ioo undernourished
chikkcn whose t. could not
irovide them, thereby transforming
weak, pitiful, pale, undernourished
children into strong, happy, rosy
Bought, up-to-date school scales for
over 1(M) schools, creating an active
interest in gaining and' growing
(gtrong at a saving of S7OO.
Paid the salary and expenses of
nutrition workers who gave demon
strations in some instances reduced
the percentage of underweight in
schools from over 30 to 10 per cent.,
thereby saving at least large numbers
of children from becoming potential
tuberculosis patients.
, Furnished breakfast, mid-morning
"ami noonday nutriment for a third
grade undernourished boy who stole
money to buy food, thereby chang
ing him from a criminal to a goo 1
citizen in the making.
Financed the anaesthetic and hos
pital fees for tonsilectomies for over
200 children whose parents were un
able to pay even this nominal sum.
The surgeons of the State donated
their services free of.charge.
Brought health training in schools
to over 100 teachers, thereby giving
stories, games, projects and health
information to hundreds of school
Fitted seriously undernouri-in»d
children with glasses when their par
ents were unable to pay for them,
thereby curing their nervousness anil
leading them to gaining a hea'*hful
Paid the salaries of school dentist.l
- provided funds for dental serv
Sent crusade supplies to over f>o,-
000 school children, thereby helping
them to build strong bodies through
good health habits.
Helped to keep colored supervisors
on the job for a longer period than
is provided by law, thereby giving the
colored nchool children additional
training in good health habit forma
tion. .
Provided home nursing and care
for tuberculosis patients who conld
not afford to pay.
Paid the expense of tuberculosis
.patients at the State, county and
private Santaria.
Provided funds for the examina
tion of the pre-school child, thereby
helping him to be free to gain before
entering school.
Two Stills Captured By
Federal Agents Monday
Federal Agent C. F. Alexander
with Sheriff A. L. Roebuck, J. R.
Manning, and Deputy Marshall Ed
wards, captured two stills yesterday
a mile south of Rear CVass. One of
the stills was of 80-gallon capacity
Two Church Services; Many
Plan to Spend Day in
v Otljier Towns
Should present plans of the major
ity of the town's people materialize,
Thursday will be a dull day here,
everything will be and clerks
and employees, in the most of Cases,
*Will spend the day out of town. The
schools will be closed Thursday and
Friday and with Saturday and Sun
day added to the holiday, practically
all the teachers will sptftui the four
days at their homes.
Many Man to Attend Came
The town will be well represented
at the football game between the
I niversities of Virginia and North
Carolina when around a dozen cars,
travel to Chapel Hill that day from
for the past few days turkeys
from the surrounding countryside
have been brought here, and it now
looks as if those remaining at
home will give thanka over a great
big turkey. . ' •
In the morning at 11 o'clock the
Episcopal church will hold its regular
Thanksgiving Day service.
The regular community Thanksgiv
ing service will be held in the even
ing at the Baptist chutrh with
Fitzgerald or the pastor,* 1 . H. Dickey,
preaching the sermori. The public is
cordially invited to attend the serv-
Operators Warned in Time
To Escape, But Officers
Get 20 Gallons Liquor
Sheriff A. L- Koebuek ami Deputy
H. O. Daniel fished and hunted in the
Leggett's mill pond last Friday and
found a copper still of about 80 gal
lon capacity with a stream of liquoi
running fromVits worm.
Signal guns were flred on the hill
just as the officers got in sight and
the chase was on. The two operators
grabbed a k»"g Of liqifo"r each and
started to ford the mill pond. The
sheriff fired a few shots and the man
with the 20-gallon keg dropped it in
the Water while the other one made
the shore on the other side. The of
ficers followed the men but lost out,
They returned and captured the 20
Kill lons of liquor, it having drifted
a good ways down the creek.
The liquor wan pottered out, twelve
barrels of beer Were destroyed to
gether with the still's equipment. The
kettle was brought here.
~ The officers were unable to identify
the men on account of the distance
between them when the chase started.
Farmer in Goose Nest Lost
650 Pounds Weed From
Pack House
Tobacco stealing in these parts has
reached that point where it is a com
mon thing for a farmer to go to his
pack house and And a thousand or
more pounds of tobacco missing. Last
week, thieves entered the pack house,
of Mr. James R. Perry in Goose Nest
township and carried away a barn
of the weeJ which was, already grad
ed and ready for the market. For
several days, Mr. Perry was unable to
find any trace of it until he found
his sticks in a warehouse here where
they had been left by a man who
had brought the tobacco here and
sold it last Friday.
There were around 660 pounds in the
lot and was of average quality, valued
around $l5O.
Large Breaks Tobacco
On Market This Week
Large breaks of tobacco were on
the local warehouse floors yesterday
and today. Another large break is ex
pected tomorrow, the day the market
closes for the Thanksgiving holidays.
The market will reopen Monday,
t Prices appeared to be a little
stronger on the common grades today.
It is a rare thing to nee a mark be
low ten cents and only a few above
forty-five cents.
The warehousemen here say that
while a number of farmers have al
ready sold their entire crops, good
sales are expected again next Mon
day and on up to the Christmas hol
and the other was about 90. Both of
them turned out rye liquor. Sixteen
barrels of beer were turned out at
one of the plants and 600 gallons at
the other.
From indications one «f the stills
had been in operation only a few
hours before the arrival of the of
Number Citizens of Section
Present Arguments and
Data at Session
Information Gathered To Be Turned
Over to Congressional
mittee for Action ,
A hearing on the proposed improve
ment of Gardners crook and Devils
Gut, waterways near lu>re, was hold
here yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock
in the courtflbuse. Engineers of the
War Department accepted the data
and arguments offered by citizens
from Williamston anil
Williams township and Hertford.
Many questions were asked by the
engineers for the purpose of ascer
'taining facts about the waters of both
the creek and the gut as to depth,
width, length ami as well as to their
location in the community they are
proposed to serve, and as" to whether
they are now serving any commercial
purposes. The probable, use of the
two streams after they :\re improved
was discussed.
The Nfajo r Loomis Lumber com
pany, Attorney ('has.
Whedby, asked t'hat the mouth of the
gut be overhanging trees
cut, and logs and trees now forming
obstructions T>e removed. While the
lumber company is interested only in a
personal way in a few miles of the
lower part of the put, its representa
tive suggested the extension of the
improvement through to the upper
mouth and use it for boat line traf
fic instead of using the rivef. Hy so
doing, it was stated, the distance
would be shortened on the river route
seven miles and the current in - the
gut would be slower than that in the
This suggestion did not seem to
appeal to those interested in general
commerce on the Koanoke and who
'know that to make the necessary im
provements and make the gut equal
to the river as a commercial chan
nel would cost a million dollars or
more. ~ _ if
The meeting resulted in gathering
much'data on the queston of the need
to imprdVe the streams in question.
The information will go to the proper
department for recommendations to
the Rivers ami Harbors Committee of
Congress where final action will re
Regional Conference at Lo
cal Baptist Church On
Saturday Morning
r The pastor of the local liaptist
church has -just received a communi
cation from the General Board of the
North Carolina liuptist Convention,
-saying -that a Regional Conference
haa been called to meet at the liaptist
church' here Saturday morning at 10
This ( meeting has been called by
Mr. Perry Morgan of Raleigh, who it
general secretary of the liaptist
Young People's work of the State.
This gathering will be held in thi
rooms of the Memorial Baptist church,
and the sessions will open Saturday
morning at the hour mentioned above;
lunch will be served at the Hritt
hotel, and an afternoon session will
follow at the church. ,
Mr. Morgan states that there will
ponsibly be twenty-five young peopTe
in Williamston for the conference.
Attend Meeting Baptist
Centenfiial Committee
Tonight, Kev. C. 11. Dickey and a
committee from his. church are at
tending a committee (Meeting and
•supper at the Firstßaptist chtlVch r.f
" The meeting is being held in the in
terest of the Haptist Centennial
which is an attempt upon the
part of the Baptists of this State to
raise one and a half millions ol.Aol
lars for their Seven educational in-,
terests in the State.
The local church'-s quota ,is about
Slight Rise in Cotton
Is Caused By Report
A report of the Census Bureau at
Washington on the cotton ginnings in
the country caused a slight increase
in the price of the staple yesterday.
The report up to November 14,
shows that there were 10,899,182 bales
of cotton ginned this year up to thai
time as compared with 12,956,444
up to that time last yeaix* In the
same period in 1925 there were 12, ■>
260,352 bales ginned. >
Three states, Alabama, Mississippi'
and Texas, passed the million jnark
in ginning#. /
Union Service At
Baptist Church
Following oi'it the usual custom
anionic the churches in YVillium
stoii, the several churches will
unite Thursday evening at 7:III)
o'clock in the baptist church
for their common Thanksgiving
It in not definitely announced
just who will precah the ser
mon. It is ht>| p! that the newly
oppointed i!t' hodist minister
will be here in time to preach.
If not, the pastor of the local
Baptist church will deliver the
j With only one service in town I
( that nA(ht, a large congregation {
j should as* me hie for this rer- j
j ice. The members of the other 1
| choirs in town are nsked to {
| come to the choir room T»f Jhe J
j Maoris! church, ami join with t
I the Baptist choir in making {
I music. j
. Everyone is to this •
special service.
Williamston High School
Eleven Wins Good Game
Here Last Friday
" VV s hipii svliiwi! foot ha if
added to its success here last
Friday afternoon when it defeated
Vanceboro's strofig eleven in'* one of
the best games of the season.
The game evidenced a season of
intensive practice and careful coach
ing. In every play, the ij(>cid lad.
worked in perfect .unison, very set
dom ignoring or forgetting the sig
•The success of the squad, is even
more significant when'the small num
ber eligible for football in the local
school is conside I*ll^With only two
men to spare, t'Mtch Hood made it
clear to the boys that it was up to
them to follow the season through,
for there was no relief to be had HI
extra players.
This afternoon, the boys are play
ing Eureka here, and it might be the
last game of the season.
R. A. Pope Is Elected To
Head Superintendent's
. Teacher* 'and school superintend
ents of 25 counties,.. composing tht
northeastern group of the Teacher?
association, l*een ville Friday
and Saturday of week. Then
were about prenen't. "W*
The programs. were well planned
and many prominent speakers'ad
dressed the teachers during the two
days. The talks of I>r. Marie Wood
ring, of Columbia and Dr. Willis Hut
ton, of t+re~Atlanta City HchooJs|""V.TPr'
well received. Their subjects dealt with
directing study.
Friday evening the college then
and the Greenville chamber.of com:
merce gave a bai bectH*—to the visi
Hupt. K. A. Pope, head of' the
schools in- this county, was elected
president of the superintendents' di
vision of the association; 11. W. lOarly,
of Windsor, vice president and E.' K.
Sams, of Kinston, secretary.
Kli/.ala'th City, Kinston, Kocky
Mount and Greenville asked for the
next meeting, and after a vote Green
ville was selected again, for the next
Services At Episcopal
Church Thanksgiving
The usual Thanksgiving Hay serv
ice of the Episcopal Churdh will be
held this year at 11 o'clock a. m.
The altar will be decorated with
the fruits of the harvest, which L after
the service will be distributed to-any
need family in the community.^
The annual offering for the Church
orphanage will be received at thi, j
service. v
The public is Cordially Invited.
• C. o! PAItDO, Rector.
BaptiSts Start Campaign
In Martin County Today
iThe Baptist educational campaign
whfch has been in progress for several
days and week&_over the State, start
ed in Martin cotrnty today. Rev. C. H.
Dickey, it a meeting held in Wilson
recently, was appointed chairman of
the Martin County division.
The quota for the State is $1,500,-
000 and the quota apportioned to thre
local church is SI4OO, which the pas
tor says will be easy to raise,.'
This money goes to the general ed
ucational fund that supports the
seven Baptist institutions of the State.
. V
j Advertisers Wilt Find Our Col
umns a Latchkey to Over 1,600
' Homes of Martin C-ounty
Four Cars Figure in Wreck
in Which D. J. Meeks
Is Injured
Meeks Stru.k by ThlrJ Car After His
Anil- An'othei IJcd Ccllktcd Sat
urday Nigiu Everetts
Highv.ay was the of a
ticar-ttaged) Saturday iL.ght when
l>. "3. Meek- \.:>s s -poiisly hurt and
Mr. and Mi I iui-4 i'efl .dightly in
jured. in and diat« h following
■i vvsviU iif tlu ic cars, between here
mid Kveii'U* i i . -—r*-*-'--=t
Meeks was jfoyik' his home hear
Everetts when he met and hit .the
Ford coupe belonging to and driven
by Mi. IV-.'l. The Ford .touring car,
belonging to Mr. Monks, lost a wheel
i,n the wreck vvhil" tije I'eel car was.
turned over and -b.i.lly daim-jed. Mr.
Rnd Mrs. Peel crawled from their
overturned car, and without serious
injury. >
People traveling the road assisted in
drugging tjhe wrecked curs from the
road. The Meeks car lacked juM a few
inches of clearing the road, and be
fore several |i. .mle could - drag
it nearer the ditch, a big truck going
toward Kveretts ran to the left of the
I road and hit the car, causing uioie
"'damage'To it thiin the wreck ji: t a
; few minutes before. The truck drivet
.failed to stop, Ifut increased its speed.
The little group of. people at the
scene, had hardly recovered from the
excitement caused by the truck before
another mishap was add,cd, resulting
in the ne!;r-killing of Meeks» Mayo
Harltvson, a fanner living near here,
was ; traveling in this direction and
when ■lie came near the scene, of the
wreck lw'\wa.s almost blinded by
lights from cars tin ting him.. He
was driving on his side-of the road
and with care, but not seeing the
wrecks at the side of the road, he
failed to slow down, bat continued
just a-s he would have done when
meeting other cars. Just- before he
reached the, wreck. Meeks wafulered
out io front of "the approaching car
and it knocked him 40 feet down the
road. Ilardison with the. others tl.iere
rushed to him, but for a while they
thought he 'was dead. He came to
after i; few ~m.iniites and Hanlison
brought him to doctors here. 1 'i>on
examination hern, "one'of his letjs-ivVis
found to have been crushed in tlje
blow, his right hand and arm (molten,
and cuts and bruises made tilC'over
-liis hudy and faro. He was Inter re
uiov'ed to a Washington hospital
whure doctors state he is in a critical
condition. »
lit explaining how the wreck hap
pened, Mr. I'eel stated that Meeks
suddenly turned to the left and
struck his .car although he had'driven
practically off the road in an effort to
irii'ss Meeks' car. Meeks stated he
United to the left, hut Claimed he did
KO to enable him to complete a turn
into a side road leading to his home
referred tu by Meeks was more than
a quarter of a mile further down the
.Severfit people stated that- Meeks
was, drinking at the time,-and that
he was warned of the approach of the
Hanlison car. Meeks stated it was a
grtod thing that he was not drink
Will Be Given for Best Ex
hibits of 25 Bunches at
Peanut Exposition
The Kastern > .Carolina and Tide
water Virginia Peanut exposition is
offering handsome prizes for the beat
peanuts exhibited. at the show in
Ahoskie the week of December 5.
A prize l)f SSO wiff go to the farm
er showing the best peanuts on the
vines, consisting of 25 bunches. A sec
ond prize of S:JS will be given the
next best Exhibitor and SJS will go
to the third best exhibitor.
Farmers any where in this section
wls have not picked their peanuts
are asked to select the best 25 bunches
they can find and send them to the
secretary of the exposition at Ahos
kie. There will be no entrance fee
chaitred. - .' ■
Playground Equipment
Is Installed at School
The little kiddies of the local .school
tytd their hearts made glad this morn
ing when they arrived at school and
found their playground equipped with
giant strides and merry-go-rounds.
During the past several months,
the paints-teachers association has
busied itself with the purchase of
such playground equipment Surely,
the association's efforts and goodness
will receive the/hearty thanks of the
little children./

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