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VOLUME XXXIII—NUMBER 102
POUR CONCRETE
NEXT- WEEK ON
HAMILTON ROAD
Equipment Made Ready for
Paving Operations To
Begin Wednesday
Preparations for hardsurfacing the
Hamilton road from this point to the
Everett mill, five miles away, are prac
tically complete, Contractor W. .F.
Brown stating yesterday that actyl
paving work would be started Wea
nesday of next week, weather permitt
ing. Equipment shipped here this week
has been unloaded and placed. The
large steel bins and crane have been
irtctid and made ready for operation
and pipe lines have been laid from
the mill to a point a mile or two back
this way.
Loading bins have been placed on
the old .Gurganus peanut lot. Pearl
Street and the company will maintain
ita office in the Staton building on
Baltimore Street. .The construction
company ia working a goodly number
of men this week and will materially
increase their laborers when paving
operations are started next week.
The work will be rushed rapidly to
completion, Mr. Brown stating yester
day that with favorable weather pre
vailing they planned to complete the
road in about two months time.
Several of the members of the
Brown Paving Company force working
on the road to Plymouth two years
ago are back again to handle the
Hamilton road project.
COONS PREY ON
MUD TURTLES
Drought Dries Up Swamps
Leaving No Refuge
For Turtles
The drought throughout the coun
try has been far-reaching, no doubt,
but unheard of effects were explained
here yesterday by Mr. O. W. Hamil
ton, of Jamesville. Hundreds of mud
turtles left without refuge when the
Roanoke swamps dried up, have been
devoured by coons, Mr. Hamilton
atated. Walking through the swamps
near Jamesville recently, Mr. Hamil
ton stated that he saw more than
twenty-five turtle shells, the coons
fiaving made away with the meat. In
many instances, Mr. Hamilton ex
plained, the coons had dug holes in
the mud and preyed on the turtles.
The shells varied in size, some be
ing as small as a saucer and others
the »ixe of a big washpan.
Twenty-eight Seniors Take
State r Examination Here
Twenty-eight seniors in the local
high school were confronted with the,
State-wide school examination yester
day Principal W. Hi WAtson stating
that the atudents tackled the many
questions in great earnestness. The
questions were patterned after the
•Hhree R's," the principal stated.
The examination papers will be for
warded to the State department where
they will be used in determining the
scholastic ranks of the various high
'schools in the State.
Bear Grass School Honor
Roll for the Fifth Month
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Forty-three pupil* made the honor |
roll in the Bear Grass »chool last |
month, Principal S. M. Lee reported
yesterday, as follows: *
First Grade Sec. B. —Daisy Peaks,
Ester Roberson, Marie Harrison.
First Grade Sec. A—Edna Earl
Slater, Lonie Mae Moore, Harry,
Wynn, Luther Cratt. |
Second Grade—Luther Jones, War-'
ren Jones, Rachel Ayers, E** er R aw l*>
Edna Rawla, Carrie Dell Terry.
Third Grade—Charlie Harrison, Al
bert Gray Bennett, Evelyn .Hodges,
Doris Rogers.
Fourth Grade —Velma Bailey, Op
helia Rogerson, Lizzie Mae Rogers,
Fifth Grade—Elizabeth Bailey, Sur
reather Peaks, Vady Shaw.
Sixth Grade—Dan Peele, Henry
Taylor, Lois Mae Bailey, Josephine
Gurganus, Susie Gray Harris, Evelyn
Mobley, Hilda Roebuck, Lfcna B.
Shaw, Marjorie Terry, Louise Taylor,
Virginia Whitehurst.
Seventh Grade—Fred Ayers, Joseph
Keel, Garland Whitehurst, Ernestine
Britton, Sara Roberson, Mary Eliza
beth Keel.
Ninth Grade—Ralph Mobley.
Tenth Grade—Mildred Ayers, Vara
Green Rogers
Attend Funeral of Brother
In New York City Today
Messrs. Frank and Irving Margolis
are in New York City today attend
ing the funeral of their brother, Mr.
Max Margolis who died suddenly in
Wilmington last Wednesday. Mr. Max
Margolis, one time a part owner in
the firm of Margolis Brothers here,
had visited in WHliamston several
times and made many friends among
AM people of the town and commun
ity- ,
THE ENTERPRISE
Fifteen Divorces
Martin County Last Year
Several Plaintiffs Fail To Pay Costs After Judges Warn
Them That Separation Proceedings Woud Not
Be Complete Until All Costs Were Paid
) Causes advanced for divorce were |
substantiated in fifteen cases in the
superior court of Martin County last
year, but about half the number are
not complete, as the plaintiffs failed
to pay the costs. Judges presiding in
Several of the cases explained to those
| seeking separation that the proceed
ings would not be complete unless the
i'costs were paid. Apparently the warn-
(were little attention, as
'several plaintiffs were satisfied with
.the verdict of the jury and were un-
I concerned as to record filing. As a
'result eight of the number are not
[really divorced. As a second result,
bigamy has been practiced in the
county.
] Argument has been advanced in an
fcffort to prove that the divorces were
I complete when the jury returnd a de
cree favoring the plaintiff, even if the
'costs were not paid; but court judges
are said to have told the plaintiffs that
|the actions would not be complete un
less the costs were paid.
SCHOOL MEN IN
FIFTH MEETING
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Large Number Attend The
Session Held at Farm
Life School
The Martin County Schoolmasters'|
club held its fifth meeting of the 1930-1
31 term Thursday night at Farm Life
with Principal S. E. Mercer as host, 1
a goodly number of the male teachers |
and invited guests attending.
Mr. T. C. Griffin explained the
school financial situation of the Coun
ty and expressed the hope that no
delay would be necessary in paying
teacher's salaries.
Mr. Plenny Peel expressed himself
[as being in sympathy with the school
j situation and stressed the need of
cooperation. Mr. Henry Koberson com- .
mended the work done, by the larm
Life teachers and pupils.
Mr. Harrington welcomed the visi-'j
tors to Farm Life School and gave a
brief history of the school. Mr. Lilley
expressed his interest in this and the
other schools of the County.
Upon suggestion of Mr. Peel and
motion of Supt. Pope the group stood,
out of respect to the memory of the
late Supt. Asa J. Manning
Supt Pope submitted for discussion
the following three questions. l.What
will keep Martin County prosperous?
How does Martin county get better
trained men, better business organiza
tions, and new labor saving machinery
to develop its natural resources? 3.
Does it pay Martin County to have
better teachers and better buildings?
After discussion of these topics,
President W. K. Watson called upon
a representative of each school to
' make a brief report suggesting what
his school would do toward teaching
the governor's Live-at-Home Program.
Various ways of' teaching this idea
were suggested by the school men.
In closing the meeting Prof. Watson
appealed to schoolmen to make the
child the center of attention in their
' work iand thinking.—Reported.
Attendance in the Everetts
School During Fifth Month
The attendance for the fifth school
month showed a slight increase in the |
elementary grades of the Everett*
i school. Attendance averages in the j
I high school were practically the s§me I
I as the average of the previous month.'
Enrollment and attendance figures 1
are ,as follows: enrollment, high
school, 43; attendance high school, 40
Elementary enrollment, 181; elemen-'
tary attendance 163; percent in at
tendance, high school, .93; elementary
school, .89 per cent.
\Everetts Parents-Teachers
Hold Meeting Last Night
j The monthly meeting of the Ever j
'etts Parent-Teacher association, held
|in the school auditorium there last j
jevening at 7:30, was attended by fifty j
patrons and friends of the school.
During each meeting twenty minutes
have been devoted to entertainment
furnished by the pupils, the feature
of the last night meeting being the of
ferings of the high school glee club,
and the rhythm band of the primary
grades. The interest of the pupils in
the study of music was evidenced in
this part of the program.,
Rural Letter Carriers To
Meet Here Monday, 23rd
The rural leUer carriers of Eastern
Carolina division will meet here next
Monday, it was announced by Mr.
John Ward yesterday.
The program had hot been complet
ed today, but it was stated that a
'goodly number of the postal employes
{was planning to be here for the day.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, February 20, 1931
I Accepting the decrees as final, there
were 9.6 marriages (or each divorce, or
I 10.4 divorces to 100 marriages. The
divorce rate per 1,000 of population
[ last year was .64, as compared with
'a rate of 1.66 divorces per 1,000 pop
-1 ulation for the United Stateis as a
'whole, ' In 1V29 there were for the
1 United States as a whole 16.3 divorces
'per 100 marriages, or 10.10 divorces
'per 1,000 population. There were 6.1
1 marriages for each divorce in the
' United States as a whole. These fig
,'ures clearly indicate that the divorce
rate in Martin County is much, lower
,'than the average for the country.
Eight of the 16 persons asking for
j a divorce were white, and ten of the
' fifteen were women, the records show.
Various causes were advanced by
the plaintiffs in seeking legal separa
tion, non-support figuring in a major
ity of the cases.
J None of those seeking a divorce was
refused once the case reached the jury,
I it was learned.
LOST APPEAL IN j
SUPREME COURT
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Judge Moore's Decision Is
Upheld In Barnes Vs.
Gladstone Suit
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Judge Clayton Moore was upheld i
by the North Carolina Supreme Court j
Wednesday when it affirmed his de- |
cision rendered in the Collins Green i
versus Frank Gladstone civil suit |
heard in the Martin Superior court
here last September. The court found
no error in the trial thai resulted in |
victory for the defendant.
The case is another of the unusual j
ones. About twenty years ago Col- |
litis Green's forebears borowed SBOO
from Gladstone. The principal has i
never l>een paid, or it had not been I
paid just prior tinthe time the
court rendered its decision, and the
interest naturally attracted all the at
tention. Green, in bringing his suit, |
claimed that he was chared 10 t>er,
cent interest. The defendant denied the
J charge, and at the trial his counsel
offered certain facts that supported the (
denial of the exhorbitaut interest
charge.
I - The decision was one of several I
handed down by the higher court this |
j week, but was the only one originating.
|in the Martin County court*.
LOUIS PHILLIP
HORNTHAL DIES
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Funeral Held at Home In
Plymouth Yesterday i
Afternoon I
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Louis Philip Hornthal, 59, promi-!
| nent in the business life of this sec-i
■ tion for many years, and former mayor I
I town councilman, and member of the
i Plymouth school board, died at his j
home in Plymouth lest Wednesday
morning at 11:00 o'clock, following an
extended illnes» from Bright's Disease.
Mr. Hornthal suffered - from the 1
i malady for several years, although he
was not confined to his bed until
ibout 10 days ago.
Mr. Hornthal lived practically all of !
| his life in Plymouth, having been born
here November 17, 1871, the son of the (
late L. H. and Martha W. Horntlal.
Mr. Hornthal was married on Jan
uary 31, 1894, in Suffolk, Va., to Miss
Florence Harllee, of Woodville, Ber
tie County, who survives him. There
are also five children living, as fol- I
lows: Mrs. A. L. Booth, of Rocky
Mount; Miss Martha Hornthal, of Ply
mouth; Mrs. W. B. Watts, of Wil
liamston; Mrs. Z. G. Lyon, of Ply
mouth; and Louis Philip Hornthal, |
jr., of Plymouth. He is also survived
by eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thurs
day afternoon at 4 o'clock in Grace
Episcopal Church, Plymouth. Kev.
A. H. Marshall, of this place, and the
Rev. Mr. Partrick, of Raleigh, con
ducting the last rites.
Baptist Young People To
Render Program Sunday
The younger element in the Bap
tist church will have complete charge
of the Sunday morning's program at
11 o'clock, to which the public is in
vited.
It i* understood that a playlette will
be given and that suitable music wilt
 be rendered. This is a complete change
1 in the Sunday morning's program and
promises to be a most interesting ser
vice.
The evening preaching service will
be centered about Peter's denial of
Christ. And the Young people will
have their regular Sunday evening ser
vice M usual.
CHECK FLASHER
OPERATES HERE
Woman Forges Name of
Rev. C. H. Dickey To
$6.50 Check, Escapes
Rev. Charles H. Dickey, local Bap
tist minister, was selected as a victim
by a woman check flasher here last
Saturday evening when she forged his
name to a $6.50 check and cashed it at 1
the Farmers Supply Company. The
'signature was readily accepted by the
store owner, and forgery was not de
termined until the check reached the
bank, employees there notifying the
minister.
Learning that the check had been
forged, Mr. W. O- Griffin, manager of
the supply company, stated that he
remembered cashing the check, that
the woman, tall and apparently 35
years of age, purchased a pair of hose
and took the change.
As far as it could be learned, the
woman is believed to have limited her
work here to the one check. However,
thi same person is believed to have
victimized merchants in other towns in
I this section. The Elizabeth City Mer
chants' association warned the mer
chants of that town of the operations,
I but not until two; checks had been
cashed for her.
JUDGE BAILEY
HEARS 15 CASES
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Recorder's Court Holds An
Afternoon Session Here
Last Tuesday
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With fifteen cases on ducket, the
j recorder's court went into an afternoon
I .session here last Tuesday to dispose of
I practically all- the number. Convic
tions resulted in a majority of the
cases, but several were sent up to the
I higher court, one or two appeals beiiiK
'perfected in others. None of the cases
| was of very much importance, but the
court more than paid its expenses and
turned over a few dollars for use in
the operation of schools.
French Scott, pleading guilty of
driving an automobile while intoxicat
ed, was fined SSO and taxed with the
costs. His license to operate a motor
vehicle during the next six months
was revoked.
Charged with operating a car while
under the influence of liquor, K. K.
] Childs failed to appear when called by
the court.
Thurston Lee was fined $25 and
, taxed with the costs for violating the
I Ijquor laws.
Judgment was suspended in the
cases charging Henry -'and Harry
' Girvin with an assualt with a deadly
! weapon.
I The case charging James Gray with
larceny and receiving was demanded
! to the juvenile court.
I'robable cause appearing in the
lease charging James Bullock and Har
ry J. Jones with larceny, the two de
-1 fendants were bound over to the next
j term of Martin County Superior court
under S2OO bonds.
The case charging John H. Ellison
with an assault with a deadly weapon,
, was continued one week.
| Probable cause appearing in the
case, charging John Hadley and i'aul
Ballard with larceny and receiving, the
first defendant was bound over to the
next term 6f superior court under a
$250 bond. Probable cause was not
found as to Ballard.
A npl pros resulted in the case
charging Sullie Smith with larceny and
receiving.
j Pined $75 and taxed with the costs
when he was found guilty in the case
charging him with cruelty to animals,
Golden Godard appealed, the court re
quiring bond in the sum of $125.
Adjusted guilty on an assualt with
a deadly weapon, Koach Salsbury, Sam
VVynn and Ernest Rawls were each
fined $35 and taxed with one-third
of the costs. A six months suspended
road sentence was meted out to each.
Clyde Silverthorne pleaded guilty in
the case charging him with violating
the liquor laws, and prayer for judge
ment was continued one week.
The case, charging Joe Wheeler
James with larceny, was he*r«t and
continued one week. James entered a
plea of not guilty.
[ QUESTION BOX
Q. What was Martin County'#
death rat* in 1920?
Q. How many dollar* did Mar
tin County r*c«iv* from the State
school fund last term?
Q. What rat* would have been
necesaary to support the Martin
County schools last yesr under
th* urn* program had no State
aid been received?
Q. Who an th* members of ht*
Martin County Board of Commis
sioners?
Q. Who serve* as ex-oflicio cl*rk
to th* Martin. County Board of
Commissioners?
Ship 1,009 Carloads of Farm
Produce From Here In 1930
Twelve Injured When Car
Strikes Wagon Near Here
Mrs. D. A. Bowen Suffers
Broken Hip; Son's
Back Wrenched
Twelve men, women and children
miraculously escaped with their lives
early last night when they were
thrown from a wagon that was struck
and demolished by a car driven by P.
L. Baker, of Farmville. The little
group, riding to a Hdliness prayer
meeting in a wagon belonging to Mr.
David A. Bowen, was thrown from
the wagon, Mrs. Bowen suffering a
broken hip and her husband receiving
injury to the head and back. One of
the couple's two .sons had his back
wrenched, and practically all the other
members of the group received bruises
and minor injuries.
The Bowen group, entering the
highway near the Martin County |
home, was traveling toward Kveretts j
when the Baker car catue up from j
the rear. Blinded by the lights of an j
approaching car. Baker stated that he I
did not see the wagon in time to miss I
it. Striking the left rear wheel,
the car over turned the wagon,,
'knocked one of the. team |
I down and hurled the members of the >
group in all directions. The wagon
carried a light. i
Baker stated that he was running
'around 45 miles an hour as he passed
the approaching car, but slowed down
to around .15 miles an hour when he
'struck the wagon. Occupants of the
J wagon were of the opinion that the
i car meeting them passed oil by and
'was 50 yards down the road when the
other car struck their wagon. No ar
rests have been made in connection
with the wreck at this time.
The injured were treated here, Mrs.
Bowen being removed to a Washing
ton hospital.
SENATE PASSES
BONUS 72 TO 12
Expect President Hoover
To Veto The Measure
Within 48 Hoiirs
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j Passing the House last Monday by
a 303 to .19 vote, the IJacharach World
War veterans loan bill was supported
by the Senate last evening by a 72 to
12 count, leaving the President's veto
as the only obstacle facing the pro
posed law. The President has ten days
in which to consider the measure, but
|it was the opinion of some that he
' would veto the measure within 4H
hours. That action- would necessitate
the repassage of the bill in both wings
of congress.
jL)n an average, the bill would give
to each veteran SSOO.
The Senate today is having a heat
ed debate over the'passage of th«v bill,
the opponents stating that the govern
ment's finances should be considered.
» The proponents answered, stating
I than the measure had been debated
• long enough.
Vote of People Necessary
In All New Bond Issues
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Julius S. Peel, local bond attorney,
! stated today that there has been an
I Act introduced in the Legislature mak-
I ing it mandatory that before any new
bond issues are authorized by any
I town, county, city or other political
! subdivision, that permission must be
first obtained from a Local Govern
ment Commission to be established in
Raleigh. This Commission to be com
posed of nine members. All bond is
sues proposed are carefully considered
and if approval is given, then the unit
desiring to issue the •bonds must first
have an election and a majority of
the qualified voters must approve such
an issue before the bonds may be ex
ecuted.
Also, it is proposed that all bonds
are to be sold in Raleigh by the said
Commission.
The Act is generally accepted as
being a very good one to curtail the
extravagent issuance of bonds, and
also to strengthen the credit of the
| various units throughout the State,
many of such units at the present time
j being in default in payments on bonds
i and interest now due.
! The vote of the people is not neces
sary in case of funding and refunding
I bonds. Such bonds being issued to
cover indebtedness now outstanding.
The prediction is that the Act will
pais by a large majority- in both
houses of the Legislature.
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Undergoes Operation
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Mrs. Emma Thompson is in a
Washington hospital, where she un
derwent an operation this week.
Bill Passed Favoring
Peanut Picker Owners
A bill, giving owners of
peanut pickers liens on pea
nuts picked by them in Mar
tin County, was passed in the
house this week. The lien,
it is understood, gives the
peanut picker owner the
right to hold the peanuts
for his work, and is similar
to the laborer's lien.
The bill was pas ed jointly
with one of the same nature
in Northampton County.
DOINGS IN THE
LEGISLATURE
School Machinery Bill In
troduced In Assembly
Yesterday
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' Schools claimed the center of at
tention in-the legislature yesterday,'
pushing the road measure to one side
'that some action might follow on the
school bill. The road bill was delayed
until Monday night, but further delay
lis expected at that time.
| The school machinery bill providing
i for the State operation of the six
months term at a oust of $18,000,000,
and the distribution of an extended
term fund of $1,500,000, was intro
duced by Senator Kivers Johnson, of
iDuplin, yesterday. I'uder its provisions
the State Board-of Equalization would
not only have financial 'control of the
'schools, but would b.e the fiival"authori
ty on matters of administration. Pro-
I .
visions that counties or districts can
' inreasC school standards and length ol
terms are also included.
The adoption of the Johnson bill,
|or one similar to it, would mean that
1 North Carolina would put into the
'operation of its schools more money
from sources other than ad valorem
lax than any other State in thc4'nion
It would be second only to New York
in the amount of money from any or
all sources put into the school opera
tion by the State.
The Johnson bill came into the
Senate chamber yesterday bearing the
name of .the point education .sub
committee which was assigned the job
of writing the bill, but the committee's
name was marked out just before the
hill was introduced. That action was
the result of differences of opinion thai,
had developed among the members ol
Itlie committee.
Senator Johnson, who wrote and
compiled the bill, which is a comp >s
|ite of several present and proposed
Ilaws, said that -at a meeting of the
committee Wednesday night lie had
jln-en instructed by Representative Mc-
Lean, House chairman, to have State
| Superintendent A. I Allen smooth
out certain rough sections of the bill
and introduce it yesterday as tin'
committee bill ll'' said that othei
members of the committee present
at -the meeting had understood this
was to be done. But yesterday mor
ning Senator Folger, chairman of the
' Senate committee, asked him to rc
'niove the committee's name. - Senator
Folger said yesterday that the bill
was not the committee's bill, that the
committee had gone over it and ap
proved of some sections, and though
the committee had not rejected any
section, all the members had not
been present and the hill, iu its en
tirety, did no? represent the final
Ithough of the committee. Mr. Mac
Lean was ill at his home in Beaufort
I yesterdajr.
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Jamesville Quintet Loses
In Championship B Series
Jamesville's High School Basket
ball boys lost their place in the Class
B State championship series last
Tuesday night when'"they were de
feated 38 to 13 by the Trenton High
School team at Trenton. It was the
second game of the series, the county
having defeated Hertford L»-t j
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Services At Jamesville
Church Sunday, 3P.M.
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Rev. C. B. Mashburn, Robersonville
minister, will preach in the Jamesville
Christian Church Sunday afternoon at
3 o'clock: A special song service has
been arranged, the .Farm Life or
Maple Grove Quartet taking a promi
nent part.
The public is invited to attend the
service.
Watch the Label On Your
Paper A» It Carrie* the Date
When Your Suhacription Expiree
ESTABLISHED 1898
TWO CARRIERS
HANDLE LARGE
SHIPMENTS 1930
Tobacco Shipments Show
Increase; Cotton and
Peanuts Decrease
LOAD 2.37TCARS HERE
Value of Farm Commodities Shipped
By Two Carriers Here In 1930
Estimated at $1,750,000.00
One thousand and 11 lie carloads of
'arm produce wore shipped»frum this
point over the Atlantic t ua>t I.ine and
the»Norfolk, Baltimore ajid Carolina
boat line during 1930, it Was learned
from records tiled here liy the two
carriers. In addition to those ship
pings, timber men shipped by rati 154
carloads of lumber ami logs. Ship-,
nients were made-to many parts of the
[United States, and large quantities of
| tobacco were billed direct to Chinese
| ports. r »"
I Ihe largest shipper of any commod
ity during the year was the Standard
fertilizer t oiiipany, that firm shipping
morn than. 1,100 cars »t fertilizer bv
rail alone. 1 housands .»t tons of'"the
company's products were handled by"
trucks and boats.
• While tl\e farm produce shipments
mentioned here do not include those
handled over truck lines, comparative
figures show that there, was a marked
! increase ill commodity 'loadings in
, 1930 over 1929 Large quantities of t«»-
I bacco were brought here .from other
counties for shipment, establishing
new shipping records from this point.
Shipments by local firms, however,
were greater than they were last year.
Hilling the year, the two carriers han
dled 13,224,1100 pounds of tobacco, the
boat line moving 9,5(>2 ffogshcads and
the Coast Line 3,072. Store than 48,-
000 bags i>t peanuts, approximately
4,180,000 pounds were shipped'over the
two lines, truck lines apparently han
dling more than the rail and boat lines'
handled together. Cotton shipments
reached a new low point', the boat line
handling only 22 carh .ids or 027 bales
and the rail company none.
I Sixteen, carloads of Irish- potatoes
were shipped to northern markets
1 from this point Thirty-.two carloads
of cleaned and shelled peanuts were
shipped to points as far away a-. Kan
sas I ity. Seventy carloads of manu
factured lumber and 84 carloads of
1 logs were shipped over the Coast Line
from this point during the period,
bringing the total shipments of all
commodities handled by the two lines
up to 2,311 carloads, exclusive of large
shipments of cross-ties aiid logs by
barge and various farm commodities
handled by truck lines.
It is ddlicult to estimate the cash re
turns from tjte products handled by
the N. 11. and C. line and the A. C. L.,
but using the highest market prices'
paid (luring the season as a basis,
tarinei •> received around one and three
quarter minions of dullars for their
produce. In 1928 the shipments were
smaller than they were last year, but
the cash returns were greater.
Roanoke Warehouse Co.
Stockholders To Meet
The regular annual meeting of the
! Koanoke Tobacco Warehouse Com
pany stockholders will be held in the
courthouse here next Thursday after
iioon at 3:00 o'clock, it was announced
in a notice from the president, H. D.
I'eel, to the stork owners this week.
A hoard of directors will be elected
and other business matters will be
handled, it was stated
Bank and Post Office To
Have a Holiday Monday
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Washington's .birthday, Sunday,
February 22, will be observed here
Monday by the various departments
in the postoffice and the Branch Bank
ing and Trust company. No other
business firms will suspend operations
for the day, it is understood.
No rural or city deliveries will be
made Monday and office service will
be limited to dispatching andjiutting
up the mail in lock boxes.
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Farm Life Basketball
Boys Win Over Roper
I •_
Ihe l-ariu Life Basketball boys
! added another win to their list of vic
tories yesterday afternoon when they
. played and defeated Roper's team 19
to 15 on the Farm Life court, Col
. train leading the county boys in scor
> ing with ten points,
t Flaying thirteen games since the
i Christmas holidays, the Farm Life
r boys have won ten of them, losing the
- others by close margins.
Tonight, the boys go to Ahoskie
» where they will uteet the Ahoekie
High School team.
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