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VOLUME XXXIII—NUMBER 89
IN MANY YEARS
Moon Deliveries Are Delay- j
ed Until Next Morning as
a Result of Changes
ASK BETTER SERVICE
Bug|Mt Extension of Babcock Line *
Or the Hand line of Mail By ... I
Bonn Ont of Raleigh , i
Mail service to this point as well as J
to others along the route served by the 1
Babcock busses is recognized at the I
present time as the poorest in many
years. The bus continues its runs to
and from the regular stations, but the
poor service resulted when a change
in train schedules on the main tines
was (fleeted a few days ago.
Prior to the change in train sche
dules on the main lines, the Babcock
bus handled . alarge quantity of mail
Following the train schedule change, j'
the has handles very little mail; in
fact, it handles only that accumulating '
along the schedule route between Tar- t
boro and Plymouth. Heretofore, the
city carriers 4iere delivered a large
portion of the daily mail in the after- ij
noon but now they handle practically ;
all of it in the morning, the mail hav-j'
itig reached here on the train arriving .
here late in the afternoon and the one 1
coming here early in the mornings. : 1
Many complanits have been made
to Postmaster Jesse T. Price, and lo-
Ctl-Citizens are desirous of having the ;*
Babcock line start at Rocky Mount j
that the recent mail,schedule might be '
continued to this and other points ,
along the route. It has also been sug- (
gested that the Coastal Bus Line
bring in mail" from all points beyond .
Tarboro. Complaints have been made
to the department through Postmaster
Price, and it is hoped that some reme
dy to the present situation might be
effected in the near future.
Bispings Will Operate the
Capehart Fisheries The
Edenton, Jan. 5. Capehart s
fisheries, located about 12 miles from
Edenton, on the opposite side of the I
Albemarle Sound from here, has been I
leased from Dr. L. B. Evans of Wind
sor by August Bisping and his son, j
Walter H. Bisping, both of Men.iha
Wisconsin. The fisheries, located near (
Merry Hill, will continue to be operat- I
ed by the Bispings, father and son,
Who have obtained a 10 year lease on ,
Walter Bispings, with his wife and ;
three children, will make their home
in Edenton. The younger man's father
will remain here for about two months
while the reorganization of the in- (
dustry is in progress, and will then re
turn to Wisconsin to close out busi- l
ness interests for himself and son in |
The Bispings have been in the fish
ing business for the past 20 years, part
oi this time having been spent in Mis
sissppi and part in Wisconsin. We ex- (
pect to operate the Capehart fsheries ,
on a big scale. We haven't yet had
time to see what improvements will be
needed, but whatever they are, we will ,
make them." August Bisping told a
Daily News reporter.
Last Of Paved Streets To
Be Opened To Traffic
About January 24
The last of the town's paving pro
gram, including the hardsurfacing of
practically all the principal streets
here, was completed, last Saturday
when the Clark Paving company pour
ed the last batch of concrete on Wil
liam Street in New Town. The
thoroughfare will be opened to traffic
• not later than the 24th of this month, J
and probably a day or two earlier, Mr.
Jim Clark, lianager of the firm stated
With the opening of the street to
traffic, the town will have an adequate
system of paving, one that provides a
loop oo both the north and south
side* of the main street.
' Fire Company Called
Out Sunday Morning
The local lire company was callad
out Sunday morning when it was
feared that a chimney blaze would
spread to the wood work of the Epis
copal rectory. A green blaze was seen
at the top of the chimney and a large
volume of smoke poured out, resulting
in the call of the company. Smoke was
found in one of the rooms, but no
■ev. and Mrs. A. R. Marshall, who
Mm in the home, were away at the
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Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, January 6, 1931.
Regular Meeting Yesterday
DISCUSS SALARY '
J. E. Pope Sworn In To Fill
Unexpired Term of J. D.
Woolard on Board
IN SESSION ALL DAY
Correct Improper Tax Listings and
Hand Out Small Sums To
In an all-day session here yesterday, :
the Martin County Board of Com
missioners faced a complex of pro
blems, tax refunds and the needs of
the poor doming in' for much attention
during the (lay. Even though the poor
are with them always and tax refunds
too, the commissioners found time to
discuss salary schedules and the of
fices of the county home and farm
agents. But no definite action rela
tive to the matters resulted, hut they
wire continued and arc scheduled to
he heard at the next- regular
ing of the board.
The hoard witnessed another change j
in its personnel yesterday morning
when Mr. J. K. Pope was sworn in
to fill the unexpirede term of Mr. J.I
D. Woolard, resigned. The board
personnel is not so far different now j
"It'in it ~ wars before "the" spirited prt
n'aries. Three old members are back,
Messrs. T. C. Griffin, chairman; H.
S* Everett and J. F. Pope. Messrs. V.
G. Taylor is' in the office for the first
time, and Mr. Joshua L. Coltrain goes
in for his second but not consecutive
Adjourning after .nightfall, the board
had officially passed upon the follow
ing measures during the day:
Mrs' Deborah Coltrain of James
\ ille, township, was released from the
paypicnt of special school tax on SI,BOO
land improperly listed.
Albert Coltrain, of the same town
ship, was released from payment
taxes on $244.00 improperly listed.
C. C. Keys, colored, of Jamcsville.
tt wnship was released fri/m payment
| of 15.4 V school tax on 1>7,743.00 im
properly listed for special schools.
| Mrs. James I), (iurganus of Cross
Road was allowed $3.00 per month for
Mrs. Fannie Page of Cross Road
was allowed 2.00 per mouth for 3
J. Daniel Biggs was allowed $lO.
on burial of Dennis Biggs an inmate
of the Insane Asylum.
Noah K. Rogerson was appointed
Constable of Bear Grass township.
: Mrs. Carrie Ange of Jamesville was
'allowed the-sum of 5,00 per month
for 4 months. w -
Eb. Hopkins, colored, of Cross Road,
township was allowed 2.00 per- month
(or 4 mouths.
P. H. Coffield of Robersonville was
released from payment of tax on $2,350
land listed twice.
W. H. F.verett was allowed 25.00 for
burial expenses of Letha Rhdocs,
Mary Hardison, and Virginia Brown.
H. L. Reddick of Williams, town
ship was released from payment of
2.00 poll tax improperly listed.
Aaron Davis, colored, was allowed
1.00 per month.
| Lucian J. Hardison filed his bond in
■ th sum of 2000 as Constable of Wil
liams Township and the same was
F. L. Johnnson of Robersonville was
granted relief from payment of tax
on property valued at $1,500 improper
Allen Warren of Cross Road was
grated relief from 1.00 dog tax.
C. B. Roebuck filed a $5,000 bond by
the American Surety Company which
was duly accpeted.
Around 10,000 Pounds of
Tobacco on Market Here
i Approximately 10,000 pounds of
tobacco were offered for sale*-on the
Iccal market today, the first time the
market has conducted sales since
closing for the Christmas holidays
the 19th of December,^
Prices were said. to be about the
same as they were prior to the Christ
Buyers and their employees return
ed here yesterday for the re-opening,
the market now operating with a full
Dennis Biggs Buried Near
Here Sunday Afternoon
Dennis Biggs, 25 years old, died in
the State hospital, Raleigh last Friday
afternoon, following an illness of sev
eral month's duration. He had been in
the hospital several months. The bo
dy was brought to the home in Bear
Grass township, near here, Saturday,
where the funeral service was held
Suirday afternoon, the Rev, Wilbur
Bennett, at Beaufort county, conduct
ing the last rites.
The deceased is survived by his mo
ther and several brothers and sisters.
OBSERVE 105 TH
107 Masons and Friends At
Celebration Here Last
J The 105 th anniversary of theSkcwar-,
• key Masonic Lodge was observed here
last Friday evening when 107 people
| including masons, their wives and
j friends assembled in the Woman's
;club hall to enjoy chicken dinner and
an interesting program plannfcd for
the occasion. _ •
The program, planned by a com-j
(in it tec of which Rev. C. H. Dickey
| was chairman, consisted of a few short
1 talks which dealt with masonry and
a brief history of the lodge here. Fol
| lowing the short talks by Sheriff
!James H. Harrism of Washington; J.
|A. Pritchet, of Windsor; and Dr. J.
i H. Saunders, W..C. Manning and Rev.
( H. Dickey, Carl Goerch, of Wash
-1 ington, made an entertaining address,
j offering snappy and original jokes as
• IK- proceeded with his talk.
| Judge Clayton Moore, ably presided
and read the roster carrying the names
|of the masters of the lodge from the
: organization back in 182(>. The list
was not complete, however, as some
|of_ the records were destroyed by fire
(luring the early life of the local
It was also learned from the
Grand Lodge furnishing the known
names of past maters, -that the local
hodge failed to report during several
yiars the names of the officers, there
by further limiting the list. The names
of 25 masters serving the lodge from
jits organization to 1832 were read by
'judge Mooree. They are: Alfred M.
jSlade, Durham Davis, Lawrence t'her
jry, H. B. Smithwick, Edwin- S. Sinith
j Wick, Simon M. . Smithwick, Kader
I Biggs, A. S. Mooring, Wm. J. Kllison,
1 «. L. Moore, John 1). Latham, Wm.
W. Watts, Wm. W. Ward, John H.
Thrower, S. W. Watts, Wm. P. Wil
hi.nis, Wilson G. I.amh, Jno. G." Watts,
Jos. M. Sitterson J. H. Ellison, W. H.
('..rstarphen, W. A. Burroughs, Jno.
(. Swain, John 11. llutton and Wm.
The hjdgc had several prominent
masons and friends from other chap
ter" in attendance, including James 11.
11 Harris, deputy grandmaster and his
• (I;.lighter, Mrs. Lindsay Warren, and
'(Mr. and Mrs t art Grwrch, of.
' lington;lington; Mr. and Mrs. Jno. 11. luihanks
lof Hasscll, Mr. Phelps, and .Senator-'
I ' elect Pritchett, of Windsor. A letter
: was read from Judge F. D. Winston,
lof Windsor, expressing his re
grets for not being able to attend. An
' expression for his interest was made
by a standing vote, and the secretary
' | was ordered to make it known to the
1 veteran mason across the way. *
SIOO,OOO Property Damages
Reported in Warren and
Warren and .Rockingham counties
ytsterday afternoon killing five peo
i pie and doing from S7S,(XK) to SIOO,OOO
- property damage in the former coun
s t) and injuring two people and de
molishing buildings in the latter.
» Warrcnton, Jan. 5. Five persons
t j are known to be dead and one is
- i'i a hospital in a critical condition.
Houses are strewn along the ground
i and property damage is estimated at
between $75,000 and SIOO,OOO as the|
' result of a tornado that struck be-1
i tween Wise and Norlina this after-,
noon shortly before 5 o'clock.
Jim Dunstan, Negro and three of
jlus sons were killed when their home f
, twn miles north of wise was torn
down by the force of the wind. A
'.fourth child was badly hurt and is
'| in the Jubilee hospital at Hender
; sou. Dunstan's wife and a three-year
r'old child escaped. The Negroes were
i blown clear of the hotise and were
I lying several yards away in a corn
Edna Harris, Negro girl, boarding
at tlve Warren county training school
■ within a mile of Wise where the,
, greatest property damage occured
I v.as killed when struck by a piece of
timber and blown beneath a garage
tl.at housed the school trucks.
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i Shriners Meet In New
Bern Next Thursday
I t V
} Plans for the winter ceremonial of
- Sudan Temple/ New Bern, were an
i flounced by the Shrine club of that
- 1 place yesterday. The program be
r ginning Wednesday night and con
, tinuirtg through Thursday of this
1 week is a varied one, including cruises
r on the United States Cutter, "Patn
- lico," oyster roasts, parades and con
ctrts. Many shriners from this coun
ty are planning to attend, it is under
rrf ; w
TAG SALE HERE
IS 2,000 BEHIND
THE ONE IN 1930
Present Sale Expected To
Be from 25 to 35 Per
The sale of automobile licenses at
| tlie local bureau continued to trail the
1"31 sale yesterday when it was learn
-led that the plates sold so far were
1 hardly more than half the nuitityer
; sold for 1 *#3o. l.ast year, 4.0X1 plates
j were sold at the local bureau. Up un
til yesterday, the sale had only reach
ed the 2,150 mark. However, the local
bureau will remain eight more
days, hut even at the expiration of that
time, it is believed that the sale- will
be trailing the 1930 one by 1,000 and
I probably more.
December 31, 1 1 '29, the Uical bureau '
sold 737 licenses for approximately
$12,000. On the same day in 1030,
the bureau sold 5(>5 licenses for ap
proximately SO,OOO, a decrease,.in re
venue of $3,000 in one day. The sales,
nil those two days are the largest re
corded in any one day here.
With the exception of one class, the
|s4o mc, there is a decrease in the silo
jof tags. In the S4O class a slight in
crease over last year was reported, but 1
the number is very limited and counts
for little. Perhaps the great drop is '
found Among the old Model T Fords,
; the owners believing it cheaper to
Ijiink their cars rather than spend
; $12.50 mi them for plates.
Patrolmen, county and town officers
'were - rdered to start makingarrests |
of owners who had. not displayed the
I new tags on their cars. No arrests had
been reported in this county up until
'noon today, but the warning* is out,
I and mvners operating their cars with
old licenses are subject to arrest, ac
cording to advises issued from the mo
tor vehicle bureau, Raleigh, last Sat-
TOWN OFFICIALS ,
Order Bicycle Riding On
Sidewalks In Business
Meeting in regular session here last
evening, the town board of commis
sioners passed an ordinance, requested
( liief of Police Daniel to watch
skaters on Main Street, inspected and
'approved bills and adjourned all in
--a very slurl while. Only thfi-f ni"ein
'lurs of the board, Messrs. t". C).
.' Moore, (i. H. Harrison, and N'. (
■ Green, were present.
I An ordiinanefi', prohibiting biciycle
on the sidewalks in the business dis
trict, was passed. Many complaints
hi've been entered against the practice
ant' en effort will be made to check
No law was passed, but special at
| tention was given skating on Main
■ Stree.t The practice was referred to
a.- being very dangerous, and Chief
1 I.«ir.iel was requested to keep children'
ov A the street with their skates on.;
! Te»i dollars was appropriated by 1
' the commissioners to partially offset
the costs of the burial of Melvina
Sinallwood, negro woman murdered
by her husband on Main Street here a
' few weeks ago.
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STATE SOLONS (
TAKE UP WORK
i 1 •
Wrangling Now Over the
Various Jobs and House
i The legislature opens formally in!
Raleigh at noon tomorrow.' Already
j bi.ttles are waxing warm over the
speakership of the house and other j
' jobs, but all that is a issue with the j
' people back home who care little who
'who leads, hut who do care in which I
direction they lead.
All tliis week the legislators will
wrangle over speakerships, committee
I heads and probable .alignments, and it
will be next week before the people
learn much about what is going on at
| the present time. Matters of finance
and governmental organization that
will claim serious attention later on
; are back issues in the capital city to
! clay while a three-cornered race for the
speakership of the house is underway.
With Willis Smith, of Wake, and
I Fred L. Sutton, of Lenoir, both claim-;
ir.g clear majorities on the first bal
; lot, O. B. Moss, of Nash, vigorously
, relenting rumors that he would with
draw from the contest, and mention
: tiling of the name of H. ii
.'Connor, of Wilson, as a dark horse 1
: candidate, the race took on the hectic
• aspects of the-famous three-cornered
■ battle of 1927.
II Senator Elbert S. Peel and.., Repre
sentative J. Calvin Smith, represent
• ing this district and county respectve
■ 1)-, left for the capital this morning,
■ and will be there for the opening pro
• gram this afternoon and tomorrow
County Outlook Meeting to be
Held Here Friday Morning
Pat Johnson Urges Equal
Valuation Of All
Addressing the Martin County j
Board of Commissioners and the Mar-i
tin County Board of Education in
joint session here yesterday morning. !
Senator Pat Johnson, member of the
'State Equalizing Board, stressed the '
importance of an equal valuation of all
piopertly in the State. In his thirty j
minute talk, the equalization board
i member assured his. hearers that an 1
equal property valuation would make I
'for a fairer distribution of the equaliz-|
nig funds, x that it would be to the I
advantage of the county to see
i that its property is valued on
the same base that is* used in valuing
Ipioperty in other counties.
Several factors to be considered,
IMr Johnson said were the location of
an acre of land, the surroundings and
productivity. The senator also stated
that (he matter of taxation in valuation
as well as rates will be determined
b\ action of the general assembly in |
| distributing the equalizing fund in the
luture. It was his expressed opinion,
ith'at the legislature convening tomor
row would increase the school equaliz
ing fund Just how much the increase
will be.-the speaker could not say,
SCHOOL AT OAK !
Pupils Plan To Follow and
Discuss Proceedings of
j-' . ■ *
I lie Oak I ity Schools reopened yes-
U"'day after a suspension of two weeks
for the Christmas holidays, the prin-'
cipal reporting a large attendance on j
[the first day of the winter term. How-
I ever, it was pointed out that the many
families moving to and from the dis
' trict would likely distrub the member
ship during this month.
Organizing a currant history club,
the pupils are planning to observe the |
workings of the State Legislature;
convening in Raleigh tomorrow. The
club will post daily proceedings of the
-legislative body jmtLjaauhlEl
Mid-term examinations will begin
! Monday Jan. 12th.
Most parallel, books are completed.
Very good library record for fall term."
Mrs. VV. D. Hyman a patron of the
school directed the hot lunch Monday
with several timely suggestions.
The following >f Oak City spent the
holidays with their parents and have
ri turned to their respective schools:.
Misses Syble Ross and St'lma Johnson,
Fayctteville, N. C. Miss Erma John
j soli, Bath, Miss Pauline Davenport
Angier and Mrs. Ira C. Ainsley Ahos
Miss Mary Kathlyn Ainsley a stu
■ dent at the North Carolina College j
| for Women after spending the Christ
mas vacation with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. H. M. Ainsley returned
| Sunday for the spring semester's work
Miss Madeline Davenpfirt, a student
jat the East Carolina Teacher's Col- ,
' lege spent the holidays with her
parents Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Davenport.
SIK returned Sunday to resume her
U "rk at. the college.
Inspector Gives Sally Ann
Bakery A High Rating
j "You have one of the cleanest ba
rkeries I have inspected in the State,"
iW. O. Hammond, state bakery ins
pcctor told VV. H. Gurkin, manager of
jtlu Sally Ann Bakery here last week
following the inspection of the plant.
"You don't have the best building,
but I would be pleased if I knew that
every time I eat bread it came from
a bakery as clean as yours," the ins- .
' "Yes sir," Sal said, "and I had
known you were coming 1 would have ,
rtally cleaned the place. "
Mrs. Susan Hopkins Dies \
In Yorktown Thursday
Mrs. Susan Hopkins, grandmother i
i of Mr. C. G. Crockett, of Williamston,
' died at the home of her daughter in
Yorktown,, Va., last Thursday at the
iige of 93 years. Mrs. Hopkins had
1 been in a feeble condition for some
time, death coming gradually.
liurial took place in the cemetery
in the Virginia town Sunday, Mr. and
'Mrs. C. G. and children be
ing among the 300 kinspeople attend
ing the services.
The deceased is survived by her
daughter, Mrs. Crockett, t 22 grand
children and 23 great grandchildren.
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Mr. and Mrs. V. G. Hancock are at
home in the house formerly occupied
by the Hights in New Town.
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/. E. Pope Appointed
Mr. John E. Pope, local man,
j was appointed county commis
sioner by Clerk of the Court R,
J. Peel late last Saturday to
complete the unexpired term
made vacant by the resignation
of Mr J. D. Woolard.
The names of several men
were considered, but since Mr.
Pope had had experience in the
county's government, the clerk
favored his appointment. I Mr.
Pope was elected to the office
back in 1926 and served on the
board since that time. He did
I not file for the office in the last
primray, but did . run for county
Mr. Woolard resigned to ac
cept a position with the Ford
people in Goldsboro.
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TO WORK HERE
1 Local Agents Assist Search
For Alleged Murderers
In Jones County '
Federal prohibition work in this sec
! tion, after a several days period of
'. inactivity, was renewed yesterday
! afterhoon when Agents Coats', Roe- ''
'buck, and Grumpier returned to "their ;
post here and started a series of-raids ;
1 in this and neighboring counties. Dur
ing the past several days, all agents in
j eastern port of the State have been
j down in Jones county where they took
1 part in the capture of Clyde and Tom
Morton, alleged murderers of A>a
j Hawkins, federal agent, near Kinston
I on December .20.
1 he two Mortons, after 14 days and
nights in the swamps of .lone* county,
walked out early Sunday morning and
! gave themselves up, declaring they
could not stand the suffering caused by
> cold and hunger.
Hawkins and M. R Morton were shot
j from ambush near \Jaysville the eve
j ning of the 2(lth. They were members
| of a party of five still raiders. The par
ty divided into two groups. Hawkins
and Morton entered thick woods by
one rouio the other three by another."
Hawkins and Morton had proceeded
i but a short distance when a fusillade
was tired from the brush. One man is
i said to have stood erect to fire. Sev
eral others were prolix in the scrub
'growth and behind trees\ Hawkins
died almost instantly. Morton was
severely wounded I'lie anibushers
broke and ran through the woods.
hive men were arrested tiff follow
ing two days. Federal dry agents from
many points, Lenoir and Jones county |
officers, secret service ufen sent by the
government and' Gardner Collins, a
smart young motor cop borowed from
! tjlie Kinston police department, en
gaged in the hunt for the flayers. Ma
ny square miles oi the Jones county
[countryside were,scoured yard by yard.
Bloodhounds were used
j federal Agent ( oats is in Greensboro j
| today, but he is expected back tomor
row to join the other two agents in
raids planned during the next several
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! Prospects Are For Increase
In Crop In Martin
The wheel of chance on the 1931 to-j
bacco crop was started tin-. wrek_wlien
fanner-, began delivering seed to the.
county agent, for l«iiii to clean and j
tu at against certain plant bed diseases !
1 Farmers will start preparing antT sow- !
lii.g their beds within the next few
days, preparatory to what promises to
be one of the biggest crops raised in
| this section in years.
'I am going to reduce my acreage
[to the crop this year," several farmers
'Were heard to say, Past records show
[that some of them mean what they ,
'say, but others apparently change their
I minds when transplanting time ar- J
"I plant, so little that what I do in'
the way of acreage reduction will
mean little," a.score of others remark- j
ed when asked what their plans were I
for the coming season.' '
Fite Destroys Barn and
All Contents Near Here
A barn and contents, valued at SIOO,
and belonging to Jim Beacham, of
near here burned early last Sunday
night. _ The. Are, of undetermined
origin, threatened the man's home, but
neighbors rushed to the scene to hold
the blaze to the one building.
' FARMING FOR A
LIVING" WILL BE
Farmers and Wives and
Business Men Urged
AGENTS TO BE HERE
Meeting, Local In Nature, Is One' of™ -
Many Being Held Throughout ,
The State This Month
A Martin County's "Outlook
meeting," one of a series being held in
i every county in North Carolina during
the months of January and February,
i> scheduled for Friday of this
|wi ekr January '), at 11) o'clock a. in., it
I was announced this week by County.
I Agent . T B. Brandon. The meeting
I will be held in the* courthouse here.
| Fanners and their wives, business
] men, merchants, bankers, members of
civic organizations, doctors, lawyers,
I agriculture teachers, newspapermen,
land county officials are particularly
urged to attend the meetings, • which
are being held for a discussion of the
agricultural situation in each section,
j The meeting will he purley local in ,
j nature, it is understood, and there will
IK- two State extension service wor
kers here to assist in every way pos
sible One of the workers will be
I man from the extension service staff,
vliile the other is a woman from Mrs
Jane Mckimmon's State Department
jof home economics. Problems pecu
liar to Martin County will he
brought up and discussed, and the
loutlook for the year reviewed,
j Mr. Brandon""stated that the team o!
extension- workers will reach Wil
iiaiirston the afternoon .of the day be
lore the meeting and they will be glad
to meet with groups of husjuc -i men.
representatives ( ti vivic clubs, etc., and •
explain to them iu a brief way the
outlook for agriculture in 1931. They
wilt also present local county facts and
I try to acquaint the business people
with the agricultural situation in the
Preparations for the meeting are un
der the direction of Mr T li Brandon
and Miss l.ora Sleeper, county
f.:rni and honif demonstration agents,
respectively. They are urging every
farmer and his wile in the ctninU' -to- —. -
lie present for the gathering, which
wilt begin at 10 o'clock and last as
I long as necessary The primary
purpose of the meeting is to
have it serve as a get-to-gether affair
for the farmers and business people
to the end that they may better un
derstand the problems facing them
and cooperate more effectively during
the present business and agricultural
Farming iu Martin county, as .well
as in the other eastern counties of the
State, has readier a low ebb during
the past few years presenting a situa
tion that calls for much thought nail
study. It is a situation that demands
;■ concerted- effort on the part of all
No one knows an exact course to
j follow,- but Friday of this week
I"l' arming . for a liv ing 1 ' will IK- dis
cussed. Mr. Troy li. hergUson, district
farm agent, with dfliers, will have
valuably information for Martin far
mers, and it is assured that many of
the perplexing problems now facing
the farmer in this county caii be solved
at the meeting
Letters are being . addressed to ,
si hodls and other organizations
throughout the county requesting them
to announce the meeting and to urge
; the people to attend.
The campaign in the State was for
! inally launched today when five teams
j ■>( extension workers swung into, ac
tion HI a broad educational movement —i > j
\to make the State self-supporting. The
li,mis are on a four-weeks tour and
will cover every county in the State.
As a result of last year's effort the
food and feed crops were increased
by $19,000,000, Governor O. Max Gard
ner being the guiding spirit behind
the campaign which resulted in thou
sands of new jtcres being planted in
the things that previously the peo
ple of North Carolina hail been pay
ing out hard cash to buy from other
sections of the 1 nation. Durjng 1931,
I'the governor has called upon the
farmers of the state to add another
$40,000,000 to the $19,000,000 increase
lof last year.
' The program for the five teams of
extension workers is the most anibi
t'ous ever attempted in this state.
In the recorder's court news item
of last Friday, Elmer James was J
jr barged with criminal action.
Mr. Elmer James, of Everetts,
wishes that we make our report more
definite as the Elmer James, to which
the article refered was a colored man J
of the Free Union Section.