Wack the Label OH Your Paper; It Carries the Date Your Subscription Expires VOLUME XXX—NUMBER 85 FEW PLACES TO, BE OPEN HERE NEXT MONDAY Stores, Offices and Bank To Be Closed; Short Hours For Postal Workers ONE MAIL DELIVERY Passenger Train Schedule Not Affect ed; No Freights; Rural Carriers Half Hour Karly Monday will be a general holiday hen when all the stores, offices and bank close for the day. With the ex ception of filling stations, hotels, cafe and drug stores, everything will be closed for the day according to the plans of practically every busi ness and professional man in town. The post office will work under a different schedule, and- instead of closing for the day, its employees will work until 12 o'clock. Rural carriers will leave an half'hbur earlier HO that they might complete their trips be.. ton the noon hour. The city camera will make the morning trip, but will be off during the afternoon. f Passenger schedules of the Coast line will not be affected, but it is un derstood that there will be no freights during Monday and Tuesday. Offices in the court house will be closed for the day, and couples plan ning to embark upon the sea of matri mony should apply for licenses before that time. Of course, they might wait until Tuesday. NEW FORD HERE NEXT THURSDAY Local Dealers Definitely Assured That Car Will Be Here Then The new Ford car will make its first appearance in Williamston next Thursday, December 29, according to an official announcement made by. the local dealers yesterday morning. The car, a Tudor sedan, will be THI dis play in the show room of the Wil liamaton Motor Company, and the public is cordially invited to see it While pictures and second-hand in formation about the new Ford has stilled to sqme extent the curiosity of many, the actbal car is expected to draw the greatest attention when it arrives here early Thursday morning. A Uiye showing is expected by the local dealers, and special preparations are being made to care for the crowds. B. S. Courtney Adds To Undertaking Equipment B. S. Courntey Furniture Company, undertakers and embalmers, greatly added to their equipment yesterday when they purchased a modern funeral coach and ambulance combined. The coach is of the latest make and model and co it several thousand dollars. It was shipped from New Bedford, Conn. Jast week and was driven in from .Burlington yesterday. The new ma chine has a Nash motor and a special Miller body, built in Bellofontine, O. The Ambulance equipment will be In the first part of next week, ac cording to Mr. Harper Holliday who has the undertaking department in j charge. The new equipment com- pares favorably with that used in the large cities throughout the country, J *nd is the best that can be had. *-Forbid Shooting Of Pop —• Crackers on Two Streets Chief Daniel is calling the attention of the small boys of the town to the ordinance prohibiting the ahooting of Are crackers on Main and Washing ton streets. The Chief stated that he did not want to appear unreasonable, but that any one caught firing the crackers on these two streets would, If caught, be subject to punishment. STRANG THEATRE | } SATURDAY Buddy Roosevelt in . "The Galloping Jinx" Also 2 - REEL COMEDY ' - And Serial "SCARLET BRAND" Episode No. 7 Always a Good Show THE ENTERPRISE r * (SrMinga x Co QDur JTrtenhs—A-' 1 ?»«•«»»••--■ (JHag Santa Claua Come 310 ( s>rr All! Enterprise 1 Jforrr Action on Selection Site Deferred CONSIDER FIVE POSSIBLE SITES Selection Deferred To Give Time for Further Investigation FEW ATTEND MEET Godard-Leggett Property and Site on Highway No. 90 Discussed at Meeting Tuesday A selection of a site for the pro posed new school building here fail ed to be miide at a meeting of the County Board of Education and a few interested citizens at the courthouse last Tuesday evening. The selection of the site was deferred until Tuesday night, January a, giving the members of the educational board time to in spect two other possible sites. At the meeting last Tuesday, the Board stated that its members had investigated three sites, one on the south side of Highway 90 on the Martin farm, a second on the north side of Highway 90, near the Garden Terrace settlement, and a third on the Godard-Leggett property in New Town, but that it would gladly con sider two other possible ones and pre sent the Andings at a second meeting with interested citizens. The discussion at the meeting in preferred rather than one so for from the heart of town. It iB the hope of the school author ities to placfe the building in the best place possible, and between now and Tuesday week further developments are expected to taktf place, making it possible to select a definite site at the next meeting. NUMBER THEFTS ARE REPORTED Chief Police Warns Against Leaving Packages in Unlocked Cars During the past few days many articles have been stolen from cars parked on the streets here, according to complaints made to the police de partment. On Tuesday nfght, a lady placed a package in her car which was parked in front of the Dennis Simmons Lumber Company's office and a few minuter later she found it had been stolen. The package contain ed several dreeses and other goods valued at $76.00. Chief Daniel is doing everything possible to protect the property of the people, but finds that proper cau tion on their part will prevent a great deal of thievery. No Enterprise To Be Published on Tuesday Adherring to the usual custom of the office, there will be no issue of The Enterprise next Tuesday, Decem ber 27. Several members of the force are planning to be oat of town two or three days, and the others will en joy the few days' vacation at home. The next issue of the publication will appear on Friday, as usual. The entire force joins in to wish every patron, subscriber and friend a pleasant Christmas and a successful New Year. ' THE PUBLISHERS. Jamesville Defeats Bethel 47-12; Play Here Tuesday r. Jamesville basketball team with sevej|ri of its regular players out of the defeated Bethel last Wed nesday 47 tq 12. Next Tuesday, the Washington Senators will meet Jamesville here, and a good game is expected. A Williamston. Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, December 23,1927 TREE EXERCISES AT 3 CHURCHES Children of Christian, Meth odist and Episcopal Churches Entertained The Brut of the Sunday schdW Christmas programs were held here last Wednesday evening when the Mehtodist and Christian Sunday Schools prepared trees for their pu pils. The program at the Methodist was made very pleasing for the little folks by having Mr. Raleigh Bradfpy dressed as Santa Claus and to deliver the presents. Several songs were sung and recitations were heard. A similar program was rendered at the Christian church where Darrel Price acted as Santa Claus. Mrs. Harper Holliday sang several beauti ful solos. The Epiacopal Sunday School en tertained the children of that denomi nation last evening by having a larpe tree beautifully decorated for the oc casion and loaded with presents. CHOOSE SITE AT ROBERSONVILLE New School To Be Built on Property of Old Hosiery Mill There „ Approximately five and one-half acres of the old hosiery mill property in ltobersonville was selected by the County Board of Education last Tues day as a site for the new school building there. The site is located on the old mill property between High way 90 and the Atlantic Coast Line rkilroad near the town's boundary line. «_ . • The property gold for around SBOO per acre. "Snowball" Finds Out There Is a Santa Claus Charles Edward Spruill, "Devil" for the Enterprise and better known as "Snowball" expressed his fear of Santa Claus when he jumped out of a two-story window yesterday afternoon in an effort to avoid a second look at the much-talked-about man. He was not hurt when he landed on the ground twelve feet below. The little Negro had expressed his doabts about the reality of Santa Claus, so the boys in the office were only too willing to shatter all doubts. But for him to hop out of a second story window was not even considered. Upon their return from lunch, the boys prepared to prove the Santa Claus theory. One put on a Santa Clmus suit and "Snowball" was sent up stairs to search for a knife. One glance was sufficient. The little fel low was too frightened to yell, and was in too big a hurry to come down the stairway. Out the window he went. Walking in the back door a few seconds later, he unhesitatingly ex pressed his sincere belief ;in Ssnta Claus. Instead of Bell, Church Has Deacon To 'Yell' Kinston, Dec. 21.—A negro church at Plymouth needs no bell. John Thomas, a deacon, calls the congre gation to worship. He has a "carry ing voice" that can be heard at least two miles when the wind is still, ac cording to those who have heard him. Following the yelling by Deacon Thomas the thirty of the flock grab their hats and hurry to worship. The roll is called and those absent or tardy when the service be gins are noted. Elder Spencer Jones, of Pitt county, is the pastor of the church with the human bell. NEW CHEVROLET TO BE DISPLAYED ON JANUARY IST Promise Most Spectacular Low-Priced Automobile Of All Time DEfiULS NOT GIVEN -t Local Dealers To Go To Charlotte Next Where Car Will Be On Display , Promising the most spectaculai low priced automobile of all time,, the Chevrolet Motor Coompany is an nouncing a complete new line of motor cars to bo introduced to the public January first. Members of the Peel Motor Com pany, Chevrolet dealers here, arc ex pected to leave for Charlotte the ea.rly part of next week where tin car Will be shown to the dealers. "Jn confirming reports that Chevro let would very shortly introduce a new car. of surpassing interest, W. S. Knudsen, president of the Chevrolet Motor Company, declaruj that the of ficial announcement covering all de tails of Chevrolet's seniational new product would come Sunday, January first. No details will b#*vailabl* un til that time, he said." » It is reported that Chevrolet as sembly plants have been In production on .the new, ear since December 12. Factories in Flint, Mich., Tarrytown, N. Y., St. Ixiuis Mo.) Oakland, Cal., liuffalo, N. Y., Janesvillti, Wise., and NoWood, Ohio, have been humming with activity preparing &>r the high ways the -first of the n«w cars that promise to make motor car history in 1928. *\ Shipments of the new cars to deal ers have been leaving the various assembly plants since December If. BO that the vast country-wide dealer organizatiop may be. prepared for the showing the early part of next month. enthusiasm is being displayed over the new car by Chevrolet field sales officials, who have been milling into Detroit for private showifigs of new line. Practically l every C jfrolet dealer in the_ United Stateu have cars ready for public inspection the first few days in January. This gigantic distribution achieve ment of supplying thousands of deal ers with cars in such a brief space ol time was made possible only through the farseeing policy of the Chevrolet organization and the tremendous re sources and production facilities of the Chevrolet Motor Company. Never in the history of the industry will so many new models of one make have been pt&cpd in dealers' hands in such a limited space of time. „ Unofficial reports froifj the Chevro let offices say that the hew car will embody tnany improvements in design and construction. New standards of beauty ,are promised. Easier handling and smoother riding qualities are heralded as some of the outstanding features of the new Chevrolet Hne. Many unlooked for changes have been made in the appearance' of the car, according to reports, providing the new Chevrolet with a beauty and style appeal, unexampled in the low price field. " Without disclosing details, Chevro let officials declared that the new cars would embody the results of 13; years experience aftd progress in the building of low priced transportation. Lessons learned from millions of j miles of testing on thf> General Motors proving ground have been brought to ! bear on the new product, officials de-| clared. In fact all the resources of i General Motors have been employed for months to design and build the car that is heralded to be by a wide | margin the greatest automobile ever j offered by Chevrolet. ' The details M the new car will be announced to the country around the first of the year when the com pany places advertisements in around 5,500 newspapers all over the United States. "' , I "Parson" Pardo Able To Be Out Again ■ > Friends of Rev. C. 0. Pa rdo were glad to see him out again yesterday after his severe illness, during the past several weeks. He is now 100k v ing quite well, but he has not re covered his strength. He stated that he had hoped to be able to preach on ChristnVaa Day, but thinks it would be unwise to under-, take a service until he gains more strength. ' • Committee Report Is Favorable to Ferguson The nomination of Garland S. Fer guson, of Greensboro, as a member of the Federal Trade Commission by President Coolidge a few days ago was favorably reported upon by the Senate committee yesterday. It Is al most certain that the Senate will con firm the nomination. Mr. Fergurson is a lawyer, the son of Judge Garland S. Fergurson, of Waynesville, who dipd a few years ago. Citizens Vote To Accept Offer Of Power Company, 238 To 9 PAY QUARTER OF DEPOSITS TODAY Martin County Saving and Trust Co. Receiver Is Mailing Checks R. L. Coburn, receiver of the Mar tin County Savings and Trust Com pany, is mailing out dividend checks to the depositors of the defunct in stitution, The first checks'go out to day (Friday), and feach represents twenty-five per cent, of the deposits in the bank at the time it closed its doors. At the time the Martin County Savings and Trust Company ciosed, It was, acting as receiver for the Par mele Hanking and Trust Company. The affairs of 'hat bank aisy went into Mr. Cobujn's hands for settle ment, and according to a statement made by hinvdividend checks will be mailed to the depositors of that in stitution within the next ninety days. Mr. Coburn did not state just What per cent, of the deposits this dividend would represent as there few remaining assets to he realized upon before a definite announcement could be made. The amount of money to be mailed to the depositors of the former local banking institution was not mention ed by Mr. Coburn. LIST SERVICES AT BAPTIST CHURCH Two Services Scheduled for Christmas Day, At 10:30 And 5 O'clock The local Baptist chutehi wishes to announce the following as its program for the holidays: . Sunday morning (Christinas Day) there will be a urifled service of the •Sunday School and church congrega tion in the auditorium of the church at 10:30 o'clock. year's White (lift service will be re-enacted at this time. > Sunday afternoon at 6 o'clock, there will be held u Twilight Service in the auditorium of the church. This service will consist of special music, a ten minute's sermon and so forth. To it, the general public, in and out of town, are invit«id. The church is al ready beautifully decorated for the There, will be no further service in the church on Christmas Day. And because it is the holiday seas; on, no mid-week service will be held in the church next Wednesday even ing. • The pastor of the church wishes for his congregation, and for all the peo pe about, a joyous holiday season. CHRISTIANS TO HAVE SERVICES Announce Two Services for Hale To Preach * The Sunday program at the Chris tian church will be featured by short ami appropriate services. Mr. Hale, the pastor, has returned from a short visit to Wilmington and he will be in charge of the program. Sunday school will open at 9:45 and church services will be held at 10:30, making it possible for the pastor to fill another appointment soon after the service held her is over. There will be no evening service. The jKjblic is invited and the mem bers of both Sunday school and church are urged to attend. Local Negroes Jailed for Stealing in Washington Hump Kdwards, Penina liiggs and Willie Davis, three local negroes, were arrested and placed in jail Mon day by Washington officers. Accord ing to reports from that town, the three negroes, while shopping in that town Monday, lifted a quantity of goods, including two dresses, toys and other articles from the counters of several stores. They wer> all ap prehended and placed in Jail. Later the three secured bond, and they are now oUt awaiting a hearing before the re corders court in Washington. Wishes Every One a Merry Christmas Not being able to preach Christmas, due to my Illness and through tlie courtesy of the Enterprise, I take this means of asking God's blessings upon the community and wishing each and everyone a joyous and merry Christmas. C. 0. PARDO. Monday Is General Holiday in County According to unofficial an nouncements coming front sev eral of the towns, Monday will he a general holiday throughout the county. All the banks are closing, and it is understood that practically all the stores and other business houses will not JO pen for business that day. Everything will be open Tues day for the regular routine of business. OYSTER ROAST FOR FARMERS Standard Fertilizer Co. Is Planning 'Big Time For Growers January 2 The Standard Fertilizer Company is announcing an oyster roast for Monday, January 2, by extending an invitation to every farmer in this and surrounding counties to attend. Judg ing from the unlimited invitatiom and the way in which the Standard people handle things, the roast is ex pected to be one of the largest ever hold in this part of the country. While the details have not been an nounced, Mr.- C. T. Crockett, general manager of the company here, stated >l'stcrday that they were planning a royal entertainment for the visitors. Several prominent men are expected to appear on the program arid make talks. A square dance is also on the program. Mr. Crockett is anxious that ever;, farmer in the several counties make S|.tci'il ifTorts to be present at the roust and take part in the program. JUDGE BAILEY HAS FEW CASES Little of Importance At Regular Session of £ourt Last Tuesday Uttle excitement was furnished the few spectators at the Tuesday session of recorder's court here. Few cases were on the docket, and none was of ftrcat.imuurtaflce. - J. R. .Griffin, charged with assault was called bift he failed and judgment was entered on a former sciufa in tht sum of SSO. the case, charging Gus fyiight with assault with deadly weapon, was con tinued for one week. George Hyman, who had failed t pay a certain license tax, was fine* fi!.6o by the court. Clyde Silverthorn was given a con tinued judgment upon payment of costs. The judgment was continued to April of next year. The case against Annie Hell Stokes, was continued for two weeks. She is charged with assault with deadly weapon upon Caroline Faulk. The case was sent to the recorder's court by the Mayor. " Jack Faulk was fined $lO, required to pay the costs and sentenced to the Kdgecombe roads for sixty days. The sentence was suspended for two years upon the good behavior of the defendant. V , /J Kelly Ayers to th charge of driving an ymtomobile while drunk,' and was fined SSO and costs. W. G. (Bill) Peel Has Returned From Hospital Mr. W. G. (Bill) Peel is at home af' t»*r a severul-days' Stay in a Washing ton hospital where he had his tonsils removed. According to reports, his condition was considered critical at one time shortly after-the operation, and his many friends are glad to knpw that he is able to be home again. He brought an appetite back with him, for Wednesday be purchased a 650-pound hog, paying Mr. J. K. Tire, \Jiho raised the anirrwtl, SKI.US for it. Some of his neighbors say it may not be hunger that brought about the purchase, for Bill is a bachelor. Bill is one of the leading agents of the Life Insurance Company of Vir ginia. ■ , Governor and Mrs. McLean To Receive New Years Day All citizens of the State are in vited by Governor and Mrs. McLean to visit them at the Mansion on New Year's Day. They will receive from 3- to 0 p.m. -i The castom of opening the Mansion to all visitors has prevailed for a number of years and has brought many visitors in closer touch with the governors of the State. Advertisers Will Find Our Col- | umns a Latchkey to Over lftOO Homes of Martin County ESTABLISHED 1898 TO START WORK ON LINES HERE _ EARLY IN YEAR Sweeping Victory Recorded By Proponents of Power Company's Offer MEANS LOWER RATE Company's Lines To' Be Extended From Tarboro; Expect To Furnish Power Here By September 1 The' future of Williamston was greptly added to last TuessJt»y when two hundred and forty-seven citizens visited the polls and voted in the power election, of them voting for the proposal and nine against the of fer of the Virginia Electric and Pow er Company. For weeks, the light and power problem hud been discussed, but when the town's future, the pJTOer com pany's offer and the power situation here were discussed, the contract to sell was ratified by a sweeping ma jority. The ratification of the con tract by the 238 voters marks the first, step in clearing the slate of the pow er plant's past record,- and of the town's greatest burdens—trying to keep the plant up to modern times— was lifted from its shoulders Vnd placed on the V. K, P. Company V The problem of power expansion here will b*- remedied-for all time when the high-powered lines of the Virginia Electric and Power Com pany are extended from Tarboro here. The lines will bring power sufficient to turn the wheels of industry in row after row of factories, and at the same time furnish light for homes and stores at a price one-half the present rate charged by the municipal plant. Start Work Karly Next Year While the power company has nol announced its expansion plans, it is understood that work on the powei tine from Tarboro here will be start. Ed the early part of next year, ami that the town will be furnished powei and light from the plants of the com pany not later than September of next year. Shoald the construction of the line be completed before that time and the distribution system here be made ready, the company will connect before September. One of the of the Stone and Webster eivanuatlon is' likely to be assigned the task of- constructing the line from here Jto the nhw-existing ones at Tar bohr. Several months will be'required to complete the line and rebuild the distribution system here. Mr. J. T. Chase, Manager of the Carolina Di vision, stated Tuesday that in the re building of the present system here none of the material now in use>here would be used. The wire will be torn down and sold as junk. All poles will be replaced and new street lights in stalled. It is to be a new and com plete out'fit, Mr. Chase stated. Further expansion of the company's operations in this section will likely include a branch to Plymouth and a "connection with the company's line at Aulander. The proposed branch to Plymouth will likely take care of elec trical nueds of the intermediate towns. k j Until the power, company reaches here with its_ lines, the municipal plant will continue in operation A month or more before the line is finished the town will be notified and the cash consideration of $75,000 will be paid by the company. Twilight Service Sunday , At Local Baptist Church Centering on their Christmas After noon Twilight Service, the pastor and people ojf the local Baptist congre gation are planning to make this a service to be remembered both for its beauty and its simplicity. To this feature service, the people are all invited. It is so timed that it will not interfere with any other .service in Williamston. And it will be brief enough not to take much time of those who plan to attend other services Christmas evening. The church has been beautifully decorated by Mrs. Grover Hardison and Mrs. Oscar and their assistants, special music' has been prepared, as well as a special ad dress to be delivered by the pastor. Half a dozen of the church's prettfest women will usher at the time, while Mrs. Warren Biggs will be at the organ. ~ With the church warm and cosy, the pastor stated this morning that his church was pre pa fed to take care of a large congregation of people ,to handle them efficiently and to assure their personal comfort while 'attend ing the service. Mr. H. G. Simpson was a business visitor'hen yesterday.