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Buyers Estimate Around 70
Per Cent of Crop Has
n Been Sold
Price Will Average Around 4 1-2
Cents; Crop Is Short Despite
Increased Acreage
According to estimates furnished
by several peanut buyers in the
county, around 70 per cent, of the
peanut crop has been sold in this
section. The buyers went on to say
that if the sale continues at a rate
similar to the one established during
the past twenty days, the crop Will be
cold before the Christmas holidays.
The crop has moved in a hurry this
year. Competitive buying has been
evidenced throughout the section, but
in only one or two cases have prices
reached five and one-half cents. The
average price, it is thought will range
around fjur ane one-half cents. Dur
ing the past few days transportation
companies have handled thousands of
bags of the goobers, some going by
rail to the markets and some by the
boat line route.
Yields have proved very poor this
year, and in spite of an increased
acreage, the crop will show a shortage
of around 25 or .30 per cent., it is
estimated. Farmers, who at one time,
expected a large yield, picked in
many cases not more than six bags
to the acre. Others found their crops
better, but in very few cases has the
yield been normal. The largest yield
heard of thi* season was that of Mr.
L«wis Roberson, who picked around 2-1
bags per acre from ten acres.
Buyers from this point have been
very active this season, and even
though there is an estimated fyi per
cent, shortage, more peanuts nave
been handled up to the present time
her® than has been 'in the case in
some time.
Twenty Delegates From
This District Hold Con
ference Here
Last Saturday twenty young men
and women met in the rooms of the
local Baptist church in a special.called
Mr. Ferry Morgan, of Raleigh, who
is head of the Young People's work
in the State hat) issued a special call
for delegates from this section to
meet him here for a conference. Re
sponding, they came from both the
Roanoke and Chowan associations.
The sessions began at 10 o'clock
in the morning, and after lunch at
the Britt hotel, there was an after
noon session, terminating at a o'clock.
The meeting was well attended, and
a fine spirit petyaded the gathering.
University Glee Club 1
In Windsor Friday
A large audience is expected to hear
the University of North Carolina glee
club when it appears in a concert in
the school auditorium in Windsor next
Friday afternoon.
The University singers have won a
wide reputation in England, France
and in this country during the past
year, and papers in all three countries
have highly commended them.
County Ginnings Short
Compared to Last Year
Martin county was 1,222 bales be
hind in its cotton ginnings up to No
vember 14 as compared with the same
period in 1926. According to the Co
operative Crop Reporting Service,
Raleigh, the State showed a decrease
of 188,572 bales the same period.
'Tearing Into Trouble'
Always a Good Show;
Sales Light, But Prices
Better on Market Here
Tobacco sales on the market
here yesterday were compara
tively light, but prices showed
strength over those paid before
the Thanksgiving holidays.
Farmers were generally agieed
that the prices were stronger
yesterday and today than they
had been during the past aev
earl weeks.
The amount of tobacco on the
floors here today showed an in
crease o\er that yesterday and
fair sales are expected here for
the remainder of the season.
Local Dealers Hope to Have
New Model Car Here
By Then
Public Receptions Being Held by Ford '
Dealers All Over Country Friday
f And Saturday
. "TliO new Ford car passed the ex- ;
pecttftions of both of us and is a
real/car," stated Messrs. J. D. Wool
artf and N. C. Green, local dealers, j
upon their return from Norfolk where
they attended a meeting of two hun- ]
dred dealers last Friday.
"The new car embodies those qual- '
ities that assure the popularity (If 'i
the Ford," the dealers stated. There |
were over two hundred dealers at the ]
meeting Friday and every one of
them.was more than pleased with the
car and its features.
Instructions were given the dealers,
and the car that has remained a se
cret for months will make its first
appearanee next Friday in'the United
States, Canada and England. An
nouheements of the showing of the
new car are being sent to every nook
and corner over the three countries, t
and it will be the greatest showing |
that has ever been madti in the auto
motive industry.
Messrs. Charlie Mobley and Joe
Gray Corey, salesmen for the local
agency, were in Norfolk yesterday re
ceiving instructions about the new
car, and they will be ready to explain
the new features of the cat when i
is put on display.
The full story of the new Ford
automobile, described by Henry Ford
f» being ' superior in design and p r
fo'mance to any now avallalil' ,n tin |
lov price, light car field," v.i I- told
first in Williamston next FriiL. De- ,
iWiiber 2, according to muto-m. • :ii
today by local dealers.
A public reception is to oe held j
here simultaneously with iiuiari
gatherings at every Ford dealt r in i
the United States, thu£ constituting i
a part of the greatest automobile
show in the history of the industry.
Whi Ie no detailed de sc ripti on s have""
yet been given out by local dealers, j
the Ford Motor Company, fryfn its ,
headquarters in Detroit, has annound-''
ed that the new Fprd car will be as |
far in advance of prese/it public de
mand for speed, flexibility, control in j
traffic and economy of operation as
the famous Model T was in advance
of public demand when it was intro- '
duced in 1908.
Dealers have not yet been advised
as to the prices at which the new
Ford line will sell, but definite assur
ance has come from Detroit that the
prices will be entirely in accord with
the policy of the Ford Motor com
pany to provide the best possible au
tomobile at the lowest possible price.
While the car makes its first ap
|>earance this week, actual deliveries
are not expected to be made before
the first of January or about that
45 Join Red Cross During
Drive in Griffins Township
At the end of the drive for mem
bers, the Red Cross roll showed forty
five news names in GrifTing township
us follows:
T. 11. Brandon, J. L. Coltrain, Jno.
It. Coltrain, J. Edward Corey, It. J.
Corey, Jan. A. Corey, Mrs. J. R.
Corey, N. R. Daniel, Mrs. W. D. Dan
iel, Carl Griffin, Jos. E. Griffin, G. W.
Griffin, Alonza D. Griffin, James A.
Griffin, D. T. Griffin, Mrs. John A.
Griffin, S. D. Griffin, W. J. Griffin,
P. E. Get singer, C. W. Gurkin, W.
B. Harrington, Asa J. Hardison, Mar
vin Leggett, Grover Lilley, J. Eason
Lilfey, Lilley, Jos. E. Manning,
John E. Manning, B. R. Manning,
J. J. Manning, W. E. Manning, SyU
vester Peel, Mrs. Sylvester Peel,
Wesley Peel, Heman Peel, Alexander
Peel, Mrs! Collins Peel, A. C. Rober
son, B. F. Robcrson, G, 'E. Roberson,
Mrs. Perlie T. Roberson, James A.
Roberson, Buck Roberson, Henry Rob
wsotl', Louis H. Roberson, Harmon
Hoberson, J. E. Roberson, Alonza
Roberson, C. T. Roberson, Mrs. C. T.
Roberson, Benjamin Ward.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, November 29, 1927
Congressional Action De
pends on Engineer's
Congressman Lindsay Warren Says |
Little Hope of Work If Report ,
Is Unfavorable
A report of the District Engineer
oil the proposed improvement of the
mouth of Uoanoke river will be filed
during the early uart of next your, Ac
cording to a recent announcement
mai- • by Congressman Lindsay War
Mr. Warren has assured local cit
izens that if the report is favorable
that ho is confident that he can get
Congress to adopt it. Should the rer
port prove unfavorable, Mr. Warren .
stated 'that it would be very difficult I
to get Congress adopt 1
The proposed improvement of the
river's mouth is of much interest'to
people served by the Roanoke and
Mr. Warren has given much time and
study to the proposed improvement, ]
but nothing more can be done
the report is filed. *
Roanoke river is one of the deepest
streams iji the State, but its naviga
tion is seriously impeded by the form
ation of shoals near its mouth. In
spite of this a large amount of com
merce is carried oj> over the Roanoke.
The improvement to the mouth of the
stream will not only assure the con
tinuance of the present commerce, but
will be a great factor in inviting a
great deal more.
National Publicity Number
of Enterprise Being
Well Received
The work of the N itional Publicity
number of the Enterprise is going on
rapidly and meeting with great RUC
ce.vs. Our merchants are being visited
and tl)e industrial information is be
inff ama-red. Our representatives in
the Held are receiving a very cordial
reception and enthusiasm is waxing
.Tli's edition will ho circulated all
'r.r.'UgtL the State anil in addition will
receive a thorough circulation all over
the United States. Containing stories
about our many businesses, out
churches, our schools and the mtiny
advantages we have to offer to the
manufacturer, it will be sent broad
cast to the various chambers of com
merce, Kiwanis and Rotary clubs,
leading newspapers and public librar
ies and other business organizations
and a particularly intensive circula
tion will be given in the New England
states whose many factories are al
ready moving to the South.
*— We wish to thank nur many friend*
in advance for their help in aiding us
in the preparation of this edition.
Tractor Turns Over Into
Mill Pond, Pinning Him
Under Water
Joe-N. Manning escaped death by
only a few inches last Saturday when
a road tractor turned over into th*
creek at thcuHardison Mill. Manning
drove the tractortoo close to the edge
of the road and caused the machine to
topple over, pinning him in such a
way that he could not get his head
above the water. The wheel had his
foot, and it looked for a time that
there was nothing left to do but
drown. However, after he pulled and
tugged to free his foot, he succeeded
in slipping it out of the boot and freed
The tractor was pulled back to the
road and after it was allowed to dry
a few minutes it was started and put
back to its work.
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Josephus Daniels Pays
Tribute to Elder Hassell
The Hon. Josephus Daniels, in his
talk here Sunady evening, paid tribute
to Elder Sylvester Hassell. Next to his
mother, Mr. Daniels stated that he
owed his success in life to the early
instruction given him by Mr. Hassell,
and that it was always a pleasure to
visit him here.
Basket Party Next Friday
At Macedonia School
A large attendance at a basket
patty is expected next Friday at the
Macedonia school. Pupils and teachers
there are making extensive
ations for the party and they are ex
tending a cordial invitation to every
one to attend.
Registration Books to Close
- - Saturday; Election on
December 20
Late yestciday afternoon, two
hundred and one citizens had register
ed for the special power election to
L e held here the 20th if next month."
According to a registration held in
connection with the town election a
few months ago, the number is just
a fraction over half the possible vot
ers. The books close next Saturday at
sunset, and every citizen should see
that his name is on the books before
that time in order that he might vo\e
in the election next montrf.
Mr. J. E. Pope, registrar, stated
that the registration of voters has in
creased greatly in the past few days,
and that he expected many more to
register before the books close Sat
329 Arrested for Driving
While Drunk Since New
Law Went Into Effect
1 I
Three hundred and " .twenty-nine
drunken automobile drives have been
airested in North Carolina since
July 1, when the new automobile
laws went into effect. Th number of
1 drunken, drivers equalled ill other of
fenMOs against the automobile laws
There wtjre 17# people arrested foi
speeding, 107 for reckelss driving,
61 arrested on miscellaneous offenses,
?9 for violating the light jJ-iw and six
each for ussault with deadly weapon
and manslaughter, a total of
of 717 arrests in il branches of the
automobile law since Jtd\»l.
it is estimated, howevej that there
are seven thousfclyl cms* *f over
speeding in the State eVerx. day. li
every case was brought into court,
there is no doubt but. there would
have been up to this tinie a half pul
lion cases before the Courts.
' Cupid Up To Date" To Be
Staged by Dramatic
"Cupid L'p-to-Dato", a modern
musical comedy sponsored by the pra"
malic club of the local high school
and T>ooked for showing here the* lGth
of next month, promises to be £he real
i hit of the season. Mctnber?r~t l .f the
Dramatic club are greatly interested
in the play, and arc entering 'into it
with much determination, .
The play is a production of the
Wayne I*. Sewell company, of At
lanta. Its coach will be here the eu:ly
part of next week, ami practice will
start upon her arrival.
Members of the cast will be selected
when the coach arrives.
The> high school is preparing the
publication of an annual and the pro
ceeds of the play will bo used in fi
nancing the undertaking.
To Attend Meeting
At Tarboro Tonight
Itev. C. 11. Dickey, Mr. and Mrs.
!'. K. Courtney and Mrs. Arthur An
derson will motor to Tarboro late this
afternoon to attend a report supper
in connection with the Centennial
Fund now being raised in this sec
tion for the Baptist schools of the
week more than four hundred
met in a similar meeting and another
large crowd is expected this evening.
From all over the section, it is said,
fine reports are coming in, signifying
i the noble manner in which the people
i are responding to this special educa
tional appeal.
The campaign is scheduled to close
early in December.
Second Big Shipment of
Fertilizer Arrives Here
A second shipment of fertilizer,
around fifteen hundred tons, arrived
at the wharf of the Standard Fertil
izer company here shortly after noon
today. The shipment today brought
the amount to around three thousand
tons, leaving around six thousand
to come in within the next tew days.
The unolading of the fteat shipment
was completed this morning, and
workmen were directed to the two
new barges carrying the -econd ship
ment. , •
Miss Eleanor Stanback, of Mt.
Gilead, who taught in the local schools
last year visited Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Anderson during the holidays, She
returned Sunday and was accompanied
as-far as Raleigh by Misses Lucji"
Claire Ivey and Lillian Sample and
Messrs. Bill Peel and Stanley Ses
Report Not Complete, But
Chairman Thinks More
Than 500 Joined
Griffins Township, Robersonville, and
Hamilton All Have Good Reporti;--H
Other Sections Not Heard From
While complete report has *not
btin turned in, it is thought the Red
Cross, roll in the county will show!
500 new members this year. Early
reports from the various township
chairmen have bee'n exceptionally
good, and the county chairman Harry
Biggs thinks the I'llml reports will
show where nioie'rthun 500 have jeined
the organization.
In the Hobersonville chapter which ,
is separate from the county unut.
first reports sho .ved '-where more
than 100 had joined there.
Considering everything, the -report
coming from (iriWos to. uship is per
haps the be: t one that Mas been turn
ed in so far. In Uu:t township where
there are no towns, forty-five people
enrolled within a very sfJort time.
Mrs. Chas. T. Roberson, chairman f- r
the township, stated that tjie citizens
there offered their support willing
Hamilton also sent in a •worthy re
port. There around seventy-five mem
bers .enrolled, and the drive was not
near complete.
'.Early reports for Williamston show
ed where the toWn was falling behind
in its membership drive. The first of
ficial count showed that the roll had
a few less than a hundred member's.
Other townships in the county have
nut-been heard from, the
entire report is turned he county
chairman states the roll will show the
greatest increase made in several
y.t»a r's,
Season Also Opens for Wild
Turkey at Same Time;
Close March 1
Thursday will nee the hunting sen
son wide open, for then it is lawful
to mint most anything in the woods or
fields. The State game lutVs opens
the season Thursday on quail and
wild turkey . The reason for thin
game closes March 1.
The quail season i.- i xpected to
' cause an addition of hunting licenses
to be issued-during the next few days.
| Tin; sale licen • his aire y reach
ed u high pointi iii this  >unty, and
. when tjuail hunters turn to the woods
j and fields, the number is -expected to
I Creswell Goes to
Sleep Driving and Wakes
Up Somersaulting
Yesterday morning about 4 o'clock,
Mr. F. A. Williams, a druggie from
Creswell, was on his way home from
Washington) when his Ford roadster
suddenly leu the road and turned
over a number of times about two
miles from here. Mr. Williams suf
fered a bad cut oh the left hand air!
bled profusely. Fortunately a colored
man came along about the time the
accident happened and. he brought
Williams here. Dr.-Rhodes was called,
and he succeeded in stopping the
flow of blood.
Mr. Williams, who had been driv
ing practically all night said he must
have, dropped asleep just before the
accident. He stated further that he
awoke in time to somersault with the
M-. Williams Wjvylriving the sartie
little Foril that- turned over with a
man named Win stead n;ar the fair
grounds here a few months ago.
California Visitors Praise
Progress ol North State
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Mendenhall,
x>f .Long Reach, California, while here
yesterday on a short Y'sit, stated that
thffs" State had showed ntore progress
in the past seven years than they
could hardly imagine, 'and while they
thought California was a great state,
they would no say which was the best,
North Carolina or California.
Mr. .and Mrs. Mendenhall are High
Point people, but for the past seven
years they have lived in California.
This is their first visit to this State
in that length of time.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Stalls spent
Sunday in Rocky Mounts
Mr. Frank Margolis, of Margolis
Brothers, left Saturday for New York
where he will purchase additional
goods tot the Arm.
Many Merchants Receiving
Christmas Goods; Good
Business Expected
First appearances of the Christmas
season in these parts came this week
when large shipments- of goods were
received, unpacked and placed on diV
i play in the various stores here. While
I ortly initial shiyuuents have "been re
j ceived, several «T the tores are al
ready crowded for display room, and
j it looks now as if tki-season will ■
see the largest display
goods.-on display here than at any
• previous time; Freights -are running
heavy to this point, and it is enough
| to cause one to wonder what will the
the merchants do with all the goods.
Merchants Optimistic
The merchants, generally-, are very
optimistic over th?. expected increase
;,in business this season, stating thut in
the main, prices have decreased while
quality remains stable. Though prices
fo; fa>m commodities have.not srfarvd
te the points of 1918 and for.) th"v !
have been considered fair anif will, no
lonbt, cause the sales this year to
' show an increase over those of last
searon. "
Two Hyde County Men Get
Sentences in Penitentiary
For Killing Woman
Judge Clayton Moore seii£t>ffceT"''
Joseph (J. iiaum, a f>B year-oLrt Hyde
County man to Uie State penjuentiary
for a term of tumour years
and James -Burrtis, a young Hyde
County for a term from three
to four years, after they plead guilty
•to a hii and run charge in Beaufort
County Superior court lust week.
Several Sundays ago IJurrus bor
rowed a car and was taking Baum and
his daughter for a ridt\Jfhey had not
gum; far before Burrus insisted upon
Bauin's driving. Though he had never!
driven that kind of car, Itaum took |
the'wheel and speeding through'
U-echWlle when he struck and -in- '
I stoutly killed Mrs. Oohn D. ißuJh>ck,
I prominent lieechville woman. The car
j did not stop to offer assistance, but
llauin and liurrus were arrested in
Washington-and held for court.
The trial was" largely attended by
, many people from both lieaufort and
• Hyde county.
Marrnortr Dodge, and Two
Fords Pile Up on Road
Near Everetts Sunday
Four automobiles, a Marmon, a
Dodge and two Fords, pooled their ef
loris and cooperated in one wreck otr
tht .Kveretts road' near tlu>—M""V°r
| Dam briMfte last Sunday everting and
| caused considerable damage. Accord
■i.ig to
I four cars escaped with minor injuries.
The Murmtin and. Dodge cars wrecked ]
j and caught'a Ford between them. The |
[ second Ford turned over in a ditch
in an effort to run around the wreck.
Few details about the wreck could be .
| learned. , ,
Last bight about three miles out on
, the Wa hington road,'two Fords "went
together, but again the damage was
.confined to the cars. Henry. Mizelle
t was driving one of the Fords, and a |
j salesman of the Williams, Manning!
| Motor company, was driving the j
Baptist Church to Have 1
"Giving Service" Sunday
| Next Sunday-had been designated by
the Jocal Baptist congregation as the !
day on which the church will sub-'.
scribe its budget for the ensuing i
par, # . '
"An every-member canvas is put on
' each year in December. This year the
j pastor has announced that he wanted
i the membership'of the church to all
be present Sunday morning, where 1
an opportunity will be given each one
to make his. subscription at the reg- I
ular service. In this way, a
I great deal of time will be saved for
j every one.
And at the evening hour, the
i church will undertake to assume its
I quota of the J 1,500,000 being raised
for the Baptist f.chools in North
Carolina. ■«
Because of these two vital matters,
it lias been thought ajJvisubJe to make
both services Sunday "giving serv
ices"—in the morning the members
will subscribe to the regular work;
in the evening, to the special pro
It was stated by the pastor that at
one of the services Sunday one of the
Meredith College girls will be present
,to make a short address. Exact an
nouncements as to be made
later, it was stated.
Advertisers Will Find Our Col
umns a Latchkey to Over 1,600 '
Homes of Martin County *
Largest Audience of Series
of Meetings Hears
* Noted Writer
"Is America A Christen Nation" Is
Subject of Mr. Daniels' Discourse;
T«|fls Where We Fall Down
The 'series of. conimunity - services
held in the ehool audtiorlum here
was brought to a close Sunday even
ing when the Hon. .1 o:>cphus Daniels
addressed one of th" I a rgi audiences
assembled daring the entire series. meetings" sponsored by the
several churches and civic organiza-"
dans of the town have* run over a
course of several weeks, and they
have been of untold worth to the com
munity. Many of the State's leading
men have appeared in the meeting.,
showing what their work has done
and is doing, for the advancement of- .
Christian citizenship in the Stat?.
Asking the question, "is America
a Christian Nation," the Sunday night
speaker followed the -trend of time
troin the settlement, of America down
to the present,, pointing out the effect
wrought by various factors and wars.
In the beginning the country was set
tled for the dory of (liAl, and it was
thin a strictly Christian counti'y,. -As
time progressed, the country con- ~
tinued as a Christian one. Theoretical
ly was this true.even if the doctrines
were not practiced. "But is it so to
day'.'" the speaker asked. "Is the
a Christian Nation in the
se\ise It was fifty years ago, and are
we drifting without, faith, the kind
alone # that can give power and
strength?" Mr. Daniels asked.
Mr. Daniels pointed out that it was
not of thejimidel, but because
of the great indifference toward tho
Church and its teachings that Chris
tianity was failing. Indifference, he
showed, was the-greatest foe of the
Church,"and that has more to do with
the failure of Christianity than all
the other factors combined. Non-at
tendance upon the Church is growing,
and it is alarming to khow how
many people never darken the doors
of worship more than once, and then
they do so just to get married and
ask the blessing of the church. In our
modern .religion, we have turned from
the one great commandment, "Love
thy (od with all thy heart and thy
neighbor as thyself.** 1 . Christianity is
embodied in this one commandment.,
but we would rather turn our atten
tion to,, the insignificant and minor
things, "and ' be alarmed when the
youth of today sets out. to seek' the
truth. Mrv Daniels stated that .th'e
Church is not'to ried about
youth because it has its troubles and
doubts So long as it is sincere and
looking for the truth.
The elieets of war on Christianity
W''re 'pointed out, anil the speaker
,showed how faith had been deadened,"
by cooperative suicides. It wasn't the
fare and wholesale murder upon the
millions of American boys'that ha;*,
deadened Christianity; it is the
change among the"ones remaining at
• home that has proved almost fatql.
The policy of America, "Don't be
idealistic and we'll get rich" has been
the cause for the ever increasing lack
of interest in-Christianity and its
teachings. "And what is the Church
doing about it?" the speaker asked.
We are thinking about No. 1; we are
not interested in those steps that of
fer peace, for our's is an industrial
aim. The United States is not a mem
ber, of any of those bodies that are
striving for world peace, but it is a
member of the Foiir-pact treaty, one
that does not allow China to collect
enough taxes to maintain a govern,
ment We are interested in Nicaragua,
not from a standpoint of Christianity,
but interested in the protection of the
concessions of rich Americans. Where
America had the world as a frienu
in 1918, such policies have operated
until today America turns her face
to the sea but finds not a single friend.
Mr. Daniels, in bringing his addrers
to n close* stated, "It is a serious sit
uation in America and unless we wake
up and take our place as a leadei for
will lose in the
"America must sacrifice for peac«
as well as it must sacrifice for war ",
he concluded.
House Committee Favors
Meljon Reducation Plan
• , 1
The Republican members of the
House Ways and Means committee
voted solidly for the Mellon tax meas
ure while the Democrats voted solid
ly for the measure advocated by Sen
ator Simmons, Representative Garner,
and the United States Chamber of .
Commerce. The vote stood IS to 10.
The republican majority of three will
gi* before the House next week as
the committee reebmmendation.
The principal schedule for which
Mr. Mellon stands is a )reduction (of
the corporation tax.

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