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Feb. 24, 1931, edition 1 /
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AtortiMn Will Pud Our Col
ami i Latchkey to Owr Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Home*
VOLUME XXXIII—NUMBER 103
OF LIFE BEFORE
THE CIVIL WAR
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Auction Block Stood Where
The New Presbyterian
Church Now Stands
Slavery in the States before the
War has been frowned upon and there
is qo doubt but what the conditions i
were deplorable ones. For Emmanuel j
Andrews, 88 years old, life in those j
times was very acceptable. Veryi
active for his four score and eight i
years and possessing a good memory,
the old man recalled many of his slave|
experiences while visiting here last j
Born in Williams township, he was
numbered among the forty slaves own
ed by Otis Andrews. The ex-slave
praised his master and mistress for
their kindess, referring to the slave
market, however, as a demon. On an
old platform erected on a lot near
where the Presbyterian church now i
stands, slaves were sold or hired at
auction, Emmanuel stating that a very
few minutes were required Ao com
plete a sale. He went on auction
block several times, hut in ifWh case
he was hired out to county people. For
seven years he worked with Henry
Fones, Joseph Biggs, William Thigpen
and W. J. Hardison. He was well
treated by all his masters and never
went to the whipping post but once
and then hit mistress took him away
from her husband, a late sheriff of
the county. t
During the early part of the war,
Emmanuel stated he left the duties on'
(he farm to go with his master's son,
Ben, and Samuel Andrews. Following
the battle near iCinston, Emmanuel re
turned to his old home, after serving
with his master's sons at Sherrod
Grove, near Hamilton and near Golds-,
boro, and in a part of the Virginia
It was a sad day for him he said;
when his mistreat, Mrs. Bettie An
drews, called him and said, "Manuel, 1
you arras free as 1 is," He hated
leave and agree to work for twelve and (
a half eents per day for the remainder
of the year.
Emmanuel says that of the forty
staves owned by his master, he and his
brother, Aaron of Robersonvtlle, are
the only ones now living. It has been
several years since he saw his bro-1
Since then, Emmanuel has made his
own living by cultivating two acres of
land, and doing odd jobs as they pres- ■
ented themselves. Although various l
Jones have given him aid, he does not
rely on charity.
Local People Turn Eyes to
Sky To See Latest
Type of Aircraft
Local people turned their eyes sky
ward last Saturday afternoon when an
airplane, of the latest amphibian type,
circled the town and continued south
ward, probably to New Bern.
Although the ship flew low enough
so that her type could be easily de
termined by the large pontoons under
her fuselage and the unusual type of j
"tail" the numbers on the under-'
wing* were not visible.
Local citizens who saw the plane as
it pasted over, expressed the opinion
that the flying machine was probably,
from Hampton Roads, and was on |
a scouting flight. The ship was of
a considerably larger tize than the
ordinary land plane.
Slight Decrease In Poultry,
Priceg tor Current Loadings
Poultry pricet offered for loadings
in Martin county thii week are slight
ly slower than they were last month,
the drop being limited to one cent on j
colored hens.' This type of fowl isj
commanding 16 eents per pound this
Even though the prevailing prices
are low, a fair-tized thipment is ex
pected from the county this week. The
car will be placed on the siding herej
tomorrow. Thursday, loadings will be
made at Roberaonvflle, the car mak
ing a last drop in Oak City Friday. 1
Warehouse Company To
Hold MeHing March sth
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The Martin County Warehouse
company will hold its annual stock
holders' meeting in the courthouse |
here Thursday of next week, March
S, at 2:30 p. m. when a new board of
directors will be elected and other
butinetf matters are scheduled for dis
cutsion before the owners.
Notices of the meeting have been
Mailed to the several stockholders,!
urging a large attendance and re-!
qpMtfbm appointment of neprqtenta
ttmm If proxie where necessary.
For Permanent Pastures
Permanent pasturing, so long
neglected in Martin County, was
substantially advanced last week
when a group of Jamesville town
ship farmers met in the old Coo
per's schoolhouse and ordered
650 pounds of seed. Thirty or
more farmers gathered there at
the direction of Professor W. T.
Overby, of the Jamesville Schools,
to discuss permanent pastures in
connection with the 'live-at-home'
program. Following a thorough
discussion of their subject, sixteen
of the fanners agreed to order
cooperatively sufficient seed to
sow 26 acres of pasture lands.
Reporting the work of the meet
ing here yesterday, Professor
Overby was very much pleased
with the interest shown by the
farmers. "They have selected por
tions of their best land, and they
are going into the pasture busi
ness in no half-hazard way," he
Rurial Letter Carriers Hold
District Meet Here Yesterday
Auxiliary to Carriers' As
sociation Advanced by
Women Present .
The annual ii'ieeting of the rural
| mail carriers of the Eastern Carolina
district was held here yesterday mor
' ning with fifty carriers and fourteen
' women, auxiliary members of the as
sociation, in attendance. In the ab
sence of James R. Harrell, president of
j the association, Johti A. Ward, secre
tary of the organization, called upon
■ S. A. Barnes, of Wilson, to preside.
Rev. C. 11. Dickey led the devotional
| services for the group.
Following a. short introductory talk
'by Mr. Uarnes of Wilson, Carl 11.
| Howard, one of the first carriers in:
j the country to assist in organizing tin 1
I county, state and national associations,
addressed the body. l'rr*ideitt of the
national organization for two years, I
Mr. Howard stressed the need for a
better understanding between the car
riers and the public whom they serve
and between the department officials •
and the carriers themselves. He ex- t
I plained the work of the Board of Con
trol in ' its recommendations to the
department at Washington and praised
iits efficient work. To do his duty was i
advanced as the main business of the
'carrier, Mr. Howard said in conclu
The organization of the carriers'
j wives as an auxiliary to the ajisocia- j
jtion was ably advanced by Mrs. I)
H. Jackson, of l'itt county.' Through
| this auxiliary, Mrs. Jackson explained
efforts could be made to induce Con
gress to extend the benefits of dis-'
[abied or retired carriers to their fami
lies. Turning her attention to the
carrier, Mrs. Jackson stressed the
cational importance and opportunities
of the employe. Collectively, they
have an opportunity to come in dose
jtouch with a large majority of the
country's population daily. She urged
the carriers to appreciate their Jobs |
more fully because their work em
braced a noble service. In bringing j
her address to a close, Mrs." Jackson
| mentioned the regularity pay
■ check. She stated that it was once
j that death and taxes were the only two
' sure things, that now there are three I
sure things, deatli, taxes' and rural,
I carriers' checks.
Holding a session of their own, the j
•women planned a drive to add a hun- ;
dred to its membership in this dis* j
After a short address by Clerk of
the Court R. J. Peel, the carriers iii
-1 formally diseased various problems j
confronted by them. The need for
I joining the Stale association was
stressed, and a large number of the
group present joined the carriers' in
The following were in attendance
i upon the meeting: •»
J. T. Ross, Kelly Rawl», Roberson-,
ville; W. M. Mizelle, Jamesville; D.|
jJ. .Spruill, ). T. Combs, Columbia;!
jl.'R, Thome, J. R. Winstead, G, H '
i Winstead, Elm City; Harry Parker,
I Eure; S. L. Miller, J. M. Britt, Cole
j rain; A. J. TuggcH, F. I). Turnage.
, Fountain; O. A. Chitty, Mtirfrees
boro, J. Ray Freerfian, Gates; O. W.
Mumford, W. C. Chajicey, Grifton;
B. E. Copeland; Haley Copeland,
Ahoskie; Thomas M. Da vis, Durants
Neck; E. W. Kennedy, H. C. Raynor,
Kinston; J. A. Pruden, Margaretts
i ville; Cha*. W. Bowen, Bath; W. B.
; Boone, Potecasi; J. W, Brown, C. L.
Dupree, G. A. Owden, M.
H. McGowan, Washington; R. W.
, Stalling*, E. T. Pittman, Whitakers;
E. Tripp, Edwards; W. J, GriflFin,
Woodland; Guy C. Hill, Conto; T. H.
Whitley, Pantego; J.. D. Parker, Au
; lander; W. R. Hardison, Stokes; J.
I T. Cale, Windsor; J. C. Watson, Fair
field; S. A. Barnes, Wilson; Carl H.
(Continued on back page)
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, February 24, 1931.
said. Several of the farmers will
place cows in their pastures, but
the grazing fields ate being pre
pared mainly for swine and poul
try, the agriculturist explained.
The seed, consisting mainly of
lespedeza mixed with Dallas and
carpet grass, are expected in the
county this week, and the fanners
making arrangements to prepare
their pastures early in March.
Ordering their seed coopera
tively under the direction of Pro
fessor Overby, the farmers are
saving around $127 in the seed
costs alone. Farmers' exchanges
are being patronized, and that
has .much to do with the large
saving, Mr. Overby explained.
Thursday of this week, the far
mers of that section will meet
again. According to their leader,
the growing of sweet potatoes will
be the topic for discussion at that
Tobacco Prices Drop
As Much as 75 Percent
Tobacco prices hsve dropped at
much as seventy-five per cent on
some grades and even more on
others since the market closed
here last month, it was learned
from a comparison of prices and
samples gathered on the War
renton market last Friday with
those on the local market just
prior to its closing. The sam
ples were picked by Hubert
Morton, who (Stated that they
represented the trend of the mar
ket prices now offered.
Damage To the Home and
Furniture Amounts To
l ijc, believed to have started when
, a clothes rack and a. few clothes fell
! >n a heater, threatened t)ie home of
i J 1). Harrison 7n Haughton Street
! here last Frfday night, Damage to the
i strut lure was- ''limited to about a hun
i died and fifty dollars, the heaviest
loss to furniture and cloth
ing in the mom where the blaze start
Starting near the stove, the fire
turned a rug and continued to the
base heard. Once in the wall, the
blaze burned rapidly, but was not dis
i covered until it had burned through
the weather boarding. The fire com
pany was called out, the fireman find
ing the house enveloped in smoke.
Two lines of . hose were laid out but
only was necessary to check the blaze.
No one was in the home when the
I liTe started, Mrs. C. B. Coltrain, Mr.
Harrison's sister having left earlier in
ihe evening to visit relatives a short
distance from the home.
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Car Stolen Fron Streets
Here Late Saturday Night
Stolen from the streets here late
I Saturday night, the Ford sedan oUMr.
I W. G.'Peele was found parked several
!miles from here on the Hamilton road,
j Residents in thai section found the
jcar Sunday, and identifying it by
papers found, they returned it to Mr
Peel Sunday afternoon. The owner
| was unable to determine how many
-miles the car had been driven or dis
' cover any material damage to the ma
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Q. What was Martin County's
I death rata in 1920?,
' A. 16.9 |>er 1,000 of population.
Q. How many dollar* did Mar
tin County receive from the State
school fund last term?
Q. What rate would have been
necessary to support the Martin
County schools last year under
the same program had no Btate
aid been received?
A. $1.26 per SIOO property valu
Q. Who are the members of hte
Martin County Board of Commis
A. T. C. Griffin, chairman, of
Griffins; J. E. Pope, Williainston;
H. S, Everett, -Roberson ville;
Joshua L. Coltrain, Williams; Vr~
G. Taylor, Cross Roads.
Q. Who serves as ex-officio clerk
to the Martin County Board of
A. The register of deeds, J.
AT HOME WEEK
Follows, In Detail, Sugges
tions Made by Governor
O. Max Gardner
The Robersonville High School fol- j
lowed out in detail the suggestions of !
Governor Gardner relative to the j
"Live-At-Honic Week". Each day the
topics were enthusiastically discussed
by teachers and students. Classes in
oral composition gave the entire time
to talks, the students gaining first
hand information from home experi
ences and valuable material from bul
letins ordered previously from the j
State College Extension Division and ,
placed oh reference in the school
library, Some wrote themes and ,
poems, prepared charts in which they
showed the amounts of food stuffs, j
milk, etc. produced, actually used, and '
needed for the individual families and I
for the class at large. Others made
menus that thev Could follow and vet j
"live-at-home." Still others sougfit I
out suitable material and prepared
posters indicating the values to be j
derived from such a program as urged
by the governor. The French and |
Latin classes used French ami Latin 1
captions in their work.
Perhaps more characteristic of the
general trend of the week than verbal
description can give was the public i
program given on Friday morning by !
the Literary Society group directed by
Misses Carrie T. Smith and Lynette
Warren. The program was a represen- !
tation of the creative work of the 1
school. Songs, poems, themes, pos
ters, and a pageant—all of original na- ,
Scripture Reading—Mary .Wildman; j
, Lord's Prayer—School; Song: "Old
North State"—School; Kadio An
nouncement—Stuart Ward; Song:
"I.ive-At-Home," Composed by Fran
ces Ross—Annie Louise Taylor, Ellen
Rhea Taylor. Roberta Harris, Hat tie
Mae Mullock, l.ula »Mae Roebuck:
Morning Tonic— Lillie Carson:
Theme: "Importance of the Cow"—
E'ixabeth Keel, 9th; Theme: "Impor
tance of the Daily Food for the Fa-
I mily"—rDelores James, 9th; Summary
of Crop Facts in North .Carolina—
! Kelma Curganus, 11th; Poeiu--Frances
Warren, 11th; Poetn—Bertie Poole,
j Bth; Poem—Hoke Roberson, Bth;
j Poeni—Zelnia Page, lltli.
Pageant: "The Home Garden":
Songconiposed l>y l.ula Mae Hullock
jand Hattie Mae Roebuck; Farmer —
Charlie Forbes, 10th; Farmer's Son—
Fernando Bland, 9th; Symbolism of
Farmer— Elmer Strickland, 11th; Ve
j getables—Students; Poster Parade—
Representatives of French, Latin, and
English classes; Song; "Live-At-
Home," composed by. Magnolia
White—Annie Louise Taylor, Ellen
Rhea Taylor, Roberta Harris, Hattie
Mae Bullock, l.ula Mae Roebuck.
CLUB HAS MEET
Williams Chapel Members
Meet at Home of Miss
■— 1 ■
The regular February meeting of the
Williams Clfapel Hour Demonstra
tion club was held at Swamplawn, the
! home of Misses Hattie and Margaret
j Everett last Thursday.
I lie major portion of the meeting
was devoted to the programming car
ried out in the schools this week,
| "Farming fir a living."
Farm food supply and feed budget
1 bulletins were distributed to the six
teen members present at the meeting,
fciul each one urged to increase their
garden acreage. So as o increase the
! variety* of vegetables and insure a
' surplus for canning and quantity to
Ihe sold on a curb market, now being
Miss Sleeper gave a garden lecture
I which was supplemented by a garden
talk on the victrola by Miss Leah
Parker. After these lectures dub
members exchanged garden seeds.—
I Club Reporter.
Large Truck Turns Over
Op Main Street Today
A truck with a trailer attached car
rying 104 bags of peanuts turned over
,at the Atlantic Hotel corner on Main
.Street here early this morning, damage
resulting being vefy limited.
| Driven by John Clemments, the
truck was travelling at a very low
i rate of speed at the time, the wreck
Securing when a tire on the trailer
| blew out just as the truck started to
'turn the corner. The driver escaped
Service at Local Holiness
Church Wednesday Night
Rev. Jerome Hodges, North Caro
lina Conference superintendent of the
Pentecostal Holiness Church, of Golds
boro, will preach in the local Holiness
church tomorrow night.
The public is cordially invited to
House Passes Gar
Measure by Vote of 89 lo 18
FARM WORK IN
Preliminary Work on 1931
Tobacco Crop Practi
Preliminary work on What is ex
pected to be another bumper tobacco
crop in this section is practically com
ipleted the farmers having finished
sowing their plant beds. County Agent
IT. B. Brandon cleaned and treated a
I last lot of seed last Saturday, bring
| ing to a close a work that has met
I with a marked favor among* Martin
I County farmers during the past two
Very few tobacco barns are being
erected in the county this /tar, but
ino additional barus are necessary in
■ handling another big crop of tobacco,
j With one or two exceptions, new
| barns are replacing old ones.
Irish potato planting is underway in
I the county this week, the plantings be
;ing about the same as they were last
; year. The crop comes in for-very little
i attention in this county, only one or
| two sections growing potatoes on a
j commercial .-scale. However, reports
iindicate that plantings will be large
in the potato sections of Tyrrell and
j Currituck counties this year.
I -Agent Brandon, working oft poultry
; loadings this week, stated yesterday
that farmers in Martin are making t
| concerted drive against cholera among
their hogs, that he continues to treat
Marge numbers of the swine almost
Very little, fall plowing is ptjderway
in the county at this time, but begin-
Ining next week and ciMHinUitig for sev
eral weeks thereafter the real estate
turnover is expected to be large.
Increased Percentage Re
ported by Principal
With weather better prevailing a
greater part of time, attendance in the
local schools was slightly increased dur
ing the last month, Principal Win. E.
Watson reported last' Week. The in
crease was mainly recorded in the pri
mary and grammar grades, although
the average for those grades continues
to trail the high school average.
Comparative figures show that the
average attendance this year is aev-i
eral points below the average for the
last term, the loss being confined to
the lower grades almost entirley. How
ever, the percentage of attendance
during the sth month was greater than
for the previous period.
Last month there were 657 children
enrolled in all the grades, 006 of the
.number, or 92.22 per cent, attending
regularly. There were 169 enrolled ill
the high school, 160 of the number at
tending regularly. In the primary and
grammar grades were 488 en
rolled, 446 or 91.09 per cent attending
The average daily attendance in the
school is expected to gradually ■ in
crease when the weather gets better.
X goodly number of children has been
litld at home, it is understood, l>ecause
they _did not have sufficient clothing
Regular Meeting Masons
Here This Evening at 8
First degree work will feature the
regular meeting of the Skewarkey
lodge here this evening, it was an*
nounced this morning. All masons are
urged to attend.
Uurgent Need for Clothes,
Bundle Day Here Tomorrow
With the supply exhausted and
the need continuing for clothing,
the charity committee of the Wil
liamston Woman's Club has ar
ranged a bundle day with Scout
master Wheeler Martin and his
Scouts. The boys will canvass the
town tomorrow afternoon.
Although the winter is most
spent, the need for clothing con
tinues, especially among children
of school age and many aged peo
ple. Attendance figures in many
of the schools have been lowered
because many children did not and
do not have adequate clothing to
wear. The appeal ia an urgent one,
the chairman of the welfare com
mittee and the need calls for a
A good response to the present
appeal will probably make another
call this season unnecessary, and
those in charge of the work are
especially urging the cooperation
of the people to that end.
Have your bundles dsady for
die Scouts when they call at your
j home tomorrow afternoon.
Child Fatally Burned
In Tub of Hot Water
Fatally burned last Saturday
morning when she fell into a
tub of scalding water, Emily
Blanch Porter, three years old,
died early yesterday morning at
the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. O. L. Porter on the
Everett farm near here. The
child was burned from its neck
to the knees, separating the skin
from the meat.
Making preparations to scour
the floor, Mrs. Porter placed a
tub of scalding water on the
floor. She left the room to go
to another part of the house for
something, and while out she
heard the child scream. Ap
parently the child backed up to
the tub lost its balance and top
pled over backwards into the hot
, The family recently moved to
the Everett farm from Pitt coun
ty. Funeral services were held
yesterday afternoon and inter
ment was made in Pitt county.
ROLL STH MONTH
One Hundred Twenty-two
Names Appear on Roll
Here Last Month
11 10 names of 122 pupils appear on
tilt' local school luifiof rolls lor the
i past mouth, it was announced by
Principal Watson yesterday. Hvery
grade in the elementary anil high
schools was represented by two or
more pupils with one exception, grade
4- It having no pupils to meet the roll
requirements. The list follows:
Honor Roll For Month Ending Feb.,
13, 1931—Fifth School Month
J Grade 1-A—Rvg Griffin, S. C. Grif
fin, Berry Howell, Anne Fowden,
J Mary ('. Godwin, llina Jackson, Con
nie Nicholson, Elizabeth Wil
Grade 1-B—Kathleen Nicholson,
1 William Pate, (iarland Wynne, Etta
Mae Wynne, Martha Whitley, Nina
Grade 2-A—Stuart Critchor, Ben
Barnhill, Jr., Jerry Manning, Emory
McCabe, Raymond Rawls, Jack Sulli
van, Joseph Thigpen, Nina Bland,
Nancy Biggs, Eleanor Brown, Mar
jorie Dunn, Dorothy Harrison, Ka
I theriiff Morton, Katherine Manning
I Madeline Pope, Sallie Pave Thomas,
I Sarah Keel Taylor, Mary Ruth Ward,
I Alice Belle Jenkins, Kay l.eggett.
Grade 2-B—Leslie Coltrain, Arna
i Wallace, Doris Bullock, Lillie.C. Col
train, Dorothy Jones, Emma Lou
Daniels, McDonald Sarvis.
, Grade 3-A—Rachel Keel, J.ulia
Watts, Virfeil V\'ard, Susie Whitley,
Eleanor Taylor, Pearlie M. Roberson,
Louise Melson, Doris' Moore, Sallie
( . Gurkin, Minnie Chesson, Bernice
! Cowen, James \V. Ward, Elbert Peile,
jr., Gordon Manning, Julius Edwards,
Jack Edmondson, Dick Dunn, Jerry
-Clarke, Bill Ballard.
Grade 3-B— Irene Perry, Virginia
Williams, Charles Pate, jr., Bennie
Grade 4-A—Mary Barnhill; Grace
Barnhill, Ronald Williams, John Ward
jr., Jack Saunders, Keg Manning.
Grade S : A—E. G. Wynne, Nellie G.
jßogerson, Addie 1.. Me'ador, Julia
Everette, Melrose Bonds,,
i (irade S-B —Dether Daniels, Annie
M. Legged, Nellie G. Hopkins,
j Grade 6-A—Ella W,. Critcher, Ruby
j Harrison, Marjorie I.indsley, Kath
leen Price, Gwen Watts, Jean Watts,
, Brinkley Lilley, Beii Manning, Ellis
Grade 6-o—Carrie Williams,' Elec
tirade 7—J. D. Bowen, Billy- Grif
fin, Horace Ray, Emmett Whitley,
Exunt Ward, Krances Barnhill, Pat
tie Bennett, Ma'ry Edmondson, Alice
Harrison, Blanche Harbison, Grace
Manning, Irene Rodgerson,' Marjorie
tirade 8-B—Edna Coats, Olive Mc-
Cabe, Mattie Gurganus, Jessie M.
Grade 9—Jennie G. Taylor, Russell
(irade 10—Lala Griffin, Pearl Grit
(irade 11—Joseph Griffin, Raymond
Gurkin, Wheeler Manning,, Reginald
Simpson, Mary Clyde Williams, Fran
ces Bowen, Mary Grady Gurlcin, Nell
Ingram, Edith I'eele, Verona Lilley.
Kiwanians To Hold Their
Regular Meet Tomorrow
Members of the local Kiwanis club
are earnestly requested by the secre
tary, M. J. Moye.x to attend the regu
lar meeting of the organization to
Watch the Label On Your
Paper As It Carrie* the Date
When Your Subscription Expires
SMITH MAKES A
MOTION TO GIVE
Connor Defends Measure In
Debate Lasting More
Than Three Hours
"ROUND ROBIN" DIES
No More Taxes To Be Levied After
July, 1931 for Road Mainteanance
Chairman Connor Says
In one of the most dramatic sessions
so far recorded in the present General
; Assembly and following 4 three-hour
debate, the House last night passed
\ Governor Gardner's road measure by
. a vote of BJ to 18, killing all amend
ments and siiTe issues in the vote.
The "Round Robin" of coali
tioit to postpone all legislative action
J except the school bill, was short-lived,
Representative J. Calvin Smith, oL this
1 county, making the following motion
allowing the road bills to take their
j "That it is the sense of this cau
| eus that the road bills be allowed to
1 take their regular course, notwith-
J standing the same can be delayed, if
that course had been deemed desirable,
j It being at the same -time the uuder
j standing of this caucus that the six
months school bill already passed is
j mandatory in its provisions and re-
I quirements that the schools be support
ed by sources of taxation other than
. ad valorem."
following adoption ot a gentle -
I malt's agreement Tl.it to raise point
!of order against consideration of
both administration and minority bills
at the same time, Mr. Connor. Chair
man of the Hottie Road Committee,
launched into ail explanation of the
bill, Ix-aring his name, which would
abolish tlfe present highway cotnmis
j sion, and vest the.entire administration
1 of roads of the State with a cenrtal
board of seven members,
Mr. Connor said ahat the Stajfe tak
ing over the roads represented tip.
| yielding of county sovereignty, as they
never possessed any in the first place.
He attacked an opposition move-of
distributing figures labeled as the
| amounts each county would receive
under the bill, stating that no human
being could tell from the bill how
much money would he allocated to
the individual counties.
"It is endeavored to litake this a
comprehensive bill," he said, refer
ring to the extensive machinery set up
in the bill lor utilizing convict labor,
providing that all county prisoners be
I taken over oft July 1, and henceforth
he sentenced to district camps instead
til county jails.
I Provisions for utilisation of State's
prisoners were copied from the pres
ent 'aw, Mr. Conner said.
| After July 1,, 1931, he pointed out,
] no more local taxes shall be levied
Tfor road maintenance, leaving the only
■ levy that for paying off bonds and
interest on bonds issued for road
building purposes- These bonds,
amounting to more than $100,000,000,
cannot be taken over because of the
I Constitutional limitation of the State
He answered criticism directed at
I the bill l7e cause it abolished the pres
ent highway commission, stating that
'the commission, which "existed on the
dead ashes of a commission abolished
before it was created" as a "construc
tion commission" and had now out
lived its function and should yield to
the proposed ''maintenance commis
Everetts School Honor
/ Roll for Fifth Month
| l-irst (iradej Fabian Barnhill, Ru
dolph Hardy, Louise' Mobley.
| Second Grade—Ruby Cherry, Hat
tie I-eggett, William Revep, Irvin
i Cullipher, Ruth Forbes, Melba keel.
Third Grade —Andrew Bullock,
George Wynne, Norma Hardy, Rachel
Mobley,- Mary Mallory.
Fourth Grade—Mattie Louise Keel.
Fifth GtMe—Joseph Barnhill,
Loraine Bailey, Jennie Williams.
Seventh Grade—Alfouzo Cox, Ruth
Kigth Grade—Hilton Forbes, Evelyn
Ninth Grade—Elba Cherry, Heben
Keel, Hazel Faulkner, Mary Virginia
Tenth Grade—Sidney Mallory.
Women To Hold Club
Meeting Thursday 3:30
The regular monthly meeting of the
Woman's Club will be held at the
club room* Thursday afternoon at |
' 3:30 o'clock. The annual election of jj
I officer* will be held and all members
| are urg«d to be present. \
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