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Advertisere Will Fnd Our Col
umn a Latchkey to Over Sixteen
Hndnd Martin County Homes
VOLUME XXXIV—NUMBER 2
MORE THAN 100
Thousands and Thousands
Throughout County Now
Awaiting the Outcome
FEW ENTER TOO LATE
Special Delivery Boy* In Winaton- j
■Salem Make S9O In One Day
Delivering Contest Letters
Thousands and thousands of souls
are now awaiting the outcome of the
Camel cigarette contest aranged by
they sent their letters with special
And a few of the number awaiting the
outcome are right here in Martin
county. If the awards were to come to
contestants in Martin, they would con
stitute the biggest inflow of i#«ney
outside of the bonus loans since Rover
was a pup. Well, there isn't but one
thing about the whole thing, the dis
appointed will nave plenty and plenty
of company. >'
Postmasters in several of our coun
ty towns estimate that more than 200
Martin people submitted answers to
the two questions propounded by the
tobacco company. More than 100 of
the letters were mailed at this office.
So anxious were six of the local con
testant* to get their answers off that
they sent their letters with a special
delivery *tam affixed. There is a little
chance that many of those writing ans
wers will have for winning a prize, but
it is understood that three or four;
don't stand a Chinaman's chance' Tor
they failed to get their, letters post
marked before midnight Wednesday,
the last day for entering the replies.
The letter* were mailed before mid
night, but the postmark is automa
tically advanced immediately after the
last mail of the day is dispatched at 1
5:20. p. m.
It was learned at the local postof-,
fice that approximately three-fourth*
oi the more than 100 replte* mailed
were *ent in by our rural subscribers.;
Reports from all parts of the coun- [
try indicate that Hie contest manager
will know all there is to be learned
about Camels by the time he finishes
reading the answers which will pro
bably keep him busy for years.
The prixe-winners, it was stated, will
be announced as soon as possible, so
if you don't hear from your entry with
in the next several weeks it'll probably
be because the contest editor and
judge* will not have had time to open .
all the letters.
A dispatch lent out from Winston-!
Saline yesterday, read*:
Four special delivery messenger
boy* in the local po*t office who usual-'
ly make an average of between four!
and five dollars per day, feel that they j
are on the road to temporary riches, i
Reason: A sudden jump in the re
ceipt of special delivery letters from
an average of 300 to nearly 4,000 per
day occasioned by la*t minute en
trant* in the R. J. Reynold* Tobacco
Company'* $50,000 prize contest.
Elmer A. Tucker, superintendent of
mail* in the Win*ton-Salem post of
fice, disclosed today that the local of-1
fice's four special messengers today
divided $361, or slightly more than S9O
apiece, for delivering today'* hatch, 1
3,862 of which were contest letters, j
Boy* receive nine cents for each letter
Antique Machinery Is Seen'
On Local Streets Yesterday
The fir*t automobile and the very j
firat in reapers were *een here yester-,
day when a modern truck, bearing the
two odd-looking machines, passed
through the street* of the town. Judg-j
ing from the looks of the reaper it was
correctly marked, "the world'* first re
apers." The other machine was one of
til* old-type automobiles and was simi
tar to a double-seated buggy. The
machine was very much like the one
driven into town by Paul Simpson
more than 25 year* ago.
Invented by Harold F. McCortnick,
th« antique reaper i* being used for
advertising purpose at machinery de
■tonstrations held in town and cities
||||9tlfhout the country.
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gutters Warehouse Orders
f Per Cent Dividend Paid
second annual stock holders
IMting of the Martin County Ware-
Mpe Company, wa* held at the court
|>gi| here yesterday with twenty
MP stock holders present, represent
|ag afther by proxy or person over 300
«ftbt 410 shares of stock.
A lis per cent dividened was ordered
|h| on aS stock of the warehouse
J|« rantal of the warehouse and the
ffWMr affair* of the company were re
- to the executive committee or
wf directors composed of Messrs.
L. Col train, J. L. Hardison, C.
jMurrison, Jim King, Henry Rober-
Mg. ], G. Staton, C. O. Moore, Claud
Mi, Jim Bowen and Bill Manning.
HLa directors re-elected the old of-
JAMESVILLE BOY AMONG WINNERS
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oGWtoWWO CONT t%T to lfl*Tß*N MOK.TH CWOtWfl.*
Left to right: Arthur Marlow, Tabor School, Columbus county;
S. P. Honeycutt, Bension Hifjh School, Johnston County; Karl Tetterton,
Jamesville High School, Martin County; Brine Raynor, l'iney Grove High
School. Sampson County. Kneeling: Kd M, Inman, Kvergreen High
School, Columbus County.
Members of Old Tobacco
Coop, to Get Checks Soon
Several Thousand Dollars
Will Come To Farmers
In Martin County
, All tobacco farmers who made de
( liveries to the cooperative association
| several years ago will receive about
i March 20 checks for balance due them
in final settlement. After several years
j of litigation and receivership, the af
; fairs of the old association are about
j completed, and farmers will be re
ceiving their checks within the next
weeks. It is understood that the
checks will be mailed from Richmond.
The average percent paid could not
be learned today as some of the grades
netted a greater profit than others. It
is believed that several thousand dol
lars in cash will be released in Mar
in county by the old association.
Farmers here had about given up
; hopes for a settlement, and it was with
] high spirits that they learn of the last
I payment. Many of our farmers bor
rowed on Jheir certificates, and in
those cases the checks to be issued will
apply on the loans, it is understood.
GEOT A. BAKER
Had Been in Feeble Health
For Several Years;
Mr. George Abram Baker died at his
home in Robersonville last TUesday
morning following an* attack of
pneumonia. Mr. Baker had been in
feeble health for several years, but
[ was able t& continue his daily tasks
I until recently whfrn he suffered an
attack of influenza. He was a patient
The son of the late Abratn Baker
and wife, Melvina, Mr. Baker was
born in Pitt county, November 8,
| 1869. He moved to Martin county
many year* ago and for some time
1 he had made his home in Roberson-1
Mrs. Baker with three softs, Messrs.!
Darrell, Heber and William Baker,
and one daughter, Mrs. C. I). Carra-j
way, survives. He also leave* four
sisters and two brothers, among them!
being Mrs. Waller Anderson, of this
The funeral services were conduct
ed by Rev. C. B. Mash burn, pastor of
the Robersonville Christian Church,
at the home Wednesday afternoon.
Interment was made in the cemetery
Shortage of Application
Blanks Delays Vet Loans
The advancement of loans to World
War veterans here was temporarily
checked last Wednesday when the
•upply of application blanks ran short.
The rush for loans at this point, how
ever, i* believed to have been spent
before the supply was exhausted. Ad
ditional calls have been ffiade .since
Wednesday but the demand for blanks
i* gradulally decreasing.
Postmaster Jesse T. Price has or
dered additional blanks, and they are
expected here shortly. A shortage has
been reported iu the national supply,
however, and a delay of several days
In New Horn*
Mayor and Mrs. Robt. L. Coburn
are now at home in the Hight house
in New Town.
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Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, March 6, 1931.
HOW VETS GET RICH
Here's what a veteran has to do
to borrow half the (ace value of
his adjusted compensation certl
If he ha* obtained a loan he
may present in person or mail to
one of the 54 regional offices the
record of it and the application
Those who have not received
loans must mail to the office or
present a certified note to that ef
fect along with discharge papers
and the certificate. Notes can be
obtained from the regional offices
and veterans organizations.
Prom there on the loan ia in
the hands of the veterans bureau,
which heretofore has issued loans
within ten days or receiving ap
plication* and hopes to continue
issuing at about the same rate.
Regional offices are in:
Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte,
N. C., Columbia, S, C., Little |
Rock, Nashville, New Orleans and
Judge Bailey Hears Two ' j
Cases In County Court
The'county recorder's court held its
shortest session in many weeks here!
last Tuesday when Judge Jos. W. |
Bailey heard only two cases.
Jesse Bland, pleading guilty in the
cSfSi: charging him with l>eing drunk
and disorderly, was sentenced to jail
for a period of thirty days.
Charged with larceny, David Council
entered a plea of guilty and was sen- ,
fenced to jail for three months, to be
worked at the county home.
Dick Cherry To Try Out
With Orioles This Year
Dick Cherry, Everetts hoy, left yes
terday for Gulfport, Miss, where he
goes in training with the Baltimore
ba»eball team for the coming season.
Young Cherry was with the Durham
team in the Piedmont League last
year. He was recognized as one of the
best pitchers in the league and was the
only one to receive a promotion. Hi»
sale price is not known here.
Poultry Club Boys Visit
Hatchery In Bertie County
Friday afternoon; Milton Raynor,
William Thompson, Lester Williams
and James Mallory representing the
hoys 4-H Poultry club of Everetts, ac
companied by Miss Sleeper, Home
| Agent visited the demonstration pdul-
Ifry farms of Miller and Finch and Mr.
iT. C. Cale ,of Bertie County and Gil
, lam's Hatchery.
Even though the farms visited are
following plans sent out from State
College the buildings showed a mark
ed difference and the types of feeders
used though simple in construction
were of varying design yet easy> for
the home poultryman to construct,
j At the hatchery the boys were privi
leged to >ee the electric incubator of
over 3000 capacity in work. The broo
; der houses were visited and equip
|ment of newer type seen. Mr. Gillam
own* a very few Jersey Black Giants,
an all black chicken good for meat.
These were of interest to the boys,
jince only recently tfie boys through
the ciob have been studying the
j breeds of poultry noted for egg pro
duction and for meat
POWER RATES TO
BE LOWERED BY
V. E. P. COMPANY
Saving Will Amount to 12
Per Cent for Small
According to an annoucenient made
in Rtthmond Monday, residential and 1
commercial consumers of electricity)
served by the Virginia Electric and
Power Company, which owns the'
franchise in Plymouth, will receive a'
flat reduction of one cent per kilowatt 1
hour off the first 100 kilowatt hours?
used per month on and after April Ist.
Besides serving a large number of
towns in this section, including \Vi I-'
liamston, Plymouth and Columbia, 1
the Virginia Electric and Power Com- :
pany furnishes the current used in
Richmond, Petersburg, Norfolk, and
other large cities.
Small light and power users will be
the principal beneficiaries under the
terms of the proposed reduction, it is
believed, the decrease amounting to 12
per cent of amounts under $8.50 here.
As the amount of energy consumed
grows larger, the percentage of reduc-j
tion grows smaller.
Mr. Jack G. lioltzclaw, president
of the company, stated that more than
90,000 consumers would be saved a
total of $450,000 a year by virtue of
the change. The Virginia State Cor
poration Commission, already has ap
proved informally the revised schedule
in conferences during the last several
weeks and Lester Booker, one of the
commissioners, said tonight that final
approval would be given in a letter
front the commission to the company.
Under the law no formal order of the
commission is required for a rate re
duction to be adopted by utility com
DRAW JURY LIST
FOR APRIL TERM
Efforts Being Made To Do
Away With Term, But
List Drawn, Anyway
| The county commissioners in ses
sion here last Monday selected a jury
that they hope will not be needed. Ef
forts are being made to havt* the April
term of superior court suspended, but
pending the outcome of their efforts,
the commissioners decided it liest to
select a jury, anyway.
The list of men -selected:
Jamesville township—Geo. L. Coop
er, R. 11. Holliday.
Williams F. Savage,
Geo. C. James.
Griffins twonship—Geo. P. Rober
son, S. E. Manning, Hugh Coltrain,
Ira F, Griffin.
Bear Grass township—Dennis fine
Bear Grass— Dennis Bailey.
Williamston township—B. F. Perry.'
Robersonville township—R. S. Ever-'
ett, E.- R. Carson, Jasper" Johnson, J.|
Hamilton' township—Asa Johnson.
Goose Nest township—Ernest Bunt
ing, L. K. Brown and J. R. Rawls.
Jamesville township—Levin Ange,
S. H. Mobley, Luther Hardison, R.
Griffins—Jas. H. Revels, C. W. Gur
kin, H. L. Manning, P. E. Getsinger.
Williamston township—lra Roger
, son, J., H. Britt, Geo. D. Grimes.
I Cross Roads—W. F. Crawford, J
|T. Beach, J. P. Harris.
Robersonville township—T .J. Rob
erson, Vance ,L. Roberson.
Hamilton township—J. B. Everett.
Goose Nest J. Ether
Children's Service Sunday
At the Christian Church
! The order of the series of sermons
on the "Call of Jesus" mill be changed
this Sunday, the sermon being in the
morning instead of the evening. The
morning sermon, "Jesus and Children"
will be given in story form, and the
parents are urged to have their child
ren at the morning service.
Tonight the Christian Endeavor will
start a four months contest which will
culminate in a trip to Virginia Beach
on July 4 for the winners.
Services for Sunday are as follows:
9:45 Sunday Sdhool. '•
11:00 Worship Service "Jesus, and
6:30 Christian Endeavor
7:30 Evening worship service. Topic:
"Thf Place of the Church in the
Q. When waa the firat agricul
tural fair held in Martin county?
Q. Where was the firat agricul
tural (air held in Martin county?
Q. What waa the aaaeaaed pro
perty valuation in Martin county?
Q. What was the estimated pro
party valuation in Martin county?
Q. What ia Martin county's
Passage of General Sales Tax
Expected Soon in Legislature
Senate Fillibusters While
House and People
The Senate filibustered and the
House shouted and the people joined
the House when the 71st Congress
adjourned at noon last Wednesday and
went home. In the din of the merri
ment, however, there lurked sadness,
for more than 40 Republicans will not
be back next term, and then too, there
are old-timers in the Democratic party
ranks who will not return.
Some are going voluntarily, some
by verdict of the voters, some for all
time and others to make comeback ef
forts by, and by. .
In the parsing of Senator Simmons,
who was defeated in the last election
primary, the Senate loses its dean in
point of service. He had served con
tinuously since March 4, 1901. He is
77 years of age. '
In the House, most of those go
ing out were first termers who came
in on the Hoover landslide of 1928,
among them Jonas, Republican, North
After all, the session has been a
valuable one,'some good and no good
having resulted. The drought sufferers
were remembered, even though they
had to get parched before attention
was given them ;'the vets were pacified
on a 50-50 basis; the Muscle Shoals
bill was vetoed.
National peace is now assured until
next December when Congress re
convenes for a long session.
Ange Town Club Woman
Makes and Sells
By LORA~E. SLEEPER
(Martin Home Agent)
Mrs. Bertha Ange of the Home
Demonstration club in Ange Town]
reported at the regular club meeting
held at Mrs. Callie Ange's, Thursday,
that several home-made baskets had
been sold I>y her.
More than a year ago instruction
was given in this community in bas
ketry. Reed was used for the first
meeting but the baskets sold by Mrs.!
Ange were made from the much des
pised honeysuckle vine which grows 1
in abundance about her place. Direc-j
tions for preparing honeysuckle vine
for baskets were given .out by the
Home Agent, Miss Lora E. Sleeper,l
and the result was a financial gain for
Miss Betty Cooper , also a Home
Demonstration club members in Ange
Town. She has orders for nine baskets
all honey suckle and she receives .35-
eacb. Pin money from even a despised
honeysuckle vine is needful and help
ful. The vines are gathered very early
in the spring,. The time necessary to
gather and prepare vines and com
plete a basket is from 20 to 30 minutes.
Mrs. C. H. Ange and Mrs. Calliey
Ange of the Ange Town Woman's
Club reported at their regular meeting
held yesterday afternoon that they
were preparing cold frames for ve
getables only. Mrs. C: H. Ange re
ported planting five ne& vegetables in]
the cold frame, salsify carrots, cauli
flower, tendergreen and mustard. Ins
truction for building cold frames and
hot beds was given by Miss Sleeper
at the February meeting, af that time
stressing the financial advantage of the
vegetables raised early.
Mrs. Willie Ann Lawrence
Dies in Dardens Wednesday
Mrs. Willie Ann Lawrence, of Ber-
I tie county, died at the hotjte of her
; daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Coffield, in Dardens Wednesday
noon following a several days illness
of influenza. s
Mrs. Lawrence, the widow of the
] late Jerry M. Lawrence, of Merry H'">
, Bertie county, was visiting her dadlgh
] ter in Dardens when she fell ill several
days ago. She was born •in Bertie
1 county February 5, 1860, and is surviv
i ed by one brother, John Williams, of
Plymouth, and several children.
The funeral was held in the Merry
Hill Baptist Church yesterday after
| noon by Rev. A. Corey, of Jamesville.
Interment was made in the family
burial plot in Bertie county.
Twa Preaching Services at
Methodist Church Sunday
Services at 11 A. M. and 7:30 P. M.
Epworth League Monday 7:30.
Hi-League Tuesday 7:30.
Mid Week Wednesday 7:30.
Boy'* and Girl'* Club age 5 to 12
Tuesday afternoon 4:00 o'clock.
A bill to create the State Board
of Farmers Examiners, and to re
quire any farmer, dairyman or
tiller of the soil to pass an exami
nation, pay a SSO fee and be li
censed before "practicing" far
ming in the State— the most
ironical bill of the session—was
introduced in the Senate by Sen
ator McLean of Polk county last
This and past legislatures have
already passsgl similar laws for
barbers, plumbers, undertakers
and many other trades and pro
fessions, said Senator Polk in an
impassioned speech for his bill.
"If this is a cure-all for them it
may solve the farming problem,"
The bill went to the committee
NEW B. & L. SERIES
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Local Association Has En
joyed a Continuous
The 28 series of the Martin Coun
ty Building and Loan association will
open Saturday, March 7th, and the
officer? of this organization are plan
ning an active drive for new business
The demand for Building and Loan
stock lias been on the increase here for
the last two or three years with the as
sociation •Showing a steady and con
sistent increase. The number of peo
ple using it merely as a means of 'in
vestment is very large, and these
savers arc aiding greutly the con
tinued progress in the county's Build
ing and Loan Association.
The small accounts air as weU'oinr
as the larger ones, and every one is
asked to investigate the method of
saving and subscribe in the present
series. The new series will open Sat
urday and will remain open for ninety
LARGE CROWD AT
Clark's New Drug Store
Has House Warming
Here Last Night
Approximately 3(H) people attended
the of the new and
modcrnly-equipped Clark drug store
here last evening, Working night and
day, the owners and their employees
completed their store arrangements
only a short while before the time set
for the opening. The crowd started in
creasing about 7:15 at 7:30 there was
a long line formed by those who were
anxious to sample the free samples and
see the new store.
In twenty minutes the elerk dished
nut sevrn gallons of ice cream. Two
hundred cigars were given -out almost
as quickly, ami the large supply of
cheese sandwiches ran out after 350
had been served. Three hundred boxes
of candy were passed out, the clerks
getting their first opportunity of a
long breath hours after the doors
were formally opened.
The Clark Drug Store, operated for
many years in the building next to the
one. occupied by the Branch Banking
and Trust company, will be continued
as a soda and sundry shop with Mr. H,
M. Clark, manager, Mr. C. B. Clark,
senior member in the firm, will be
in active charge of the new sto%e locat
ed in the building adjoining the Watts
Mrs. L. P. Hornthal Dies
at Plymouth Home Today
Mrs. Florence Harlec Hornthal died
at her home in Plymouth early this
morning following an illness of about
three weeks. Her husband, Louis P.
Hornthal, preceded her to the grave
only a few weeks ago.
Mrs. Hornthal, 59 years old, was
born in Suffolk where she* received |
her early education. Following her
marriages-she and Mr. Hornthal made
their home in Plymouth where she
has since resided.
j The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon. Burial will be in the Grace
Episcopal Churchyard beside the body
of her husband.
Sunday Services at the
Local Episcopal Church
Rev. Arthur H. Marshall, rector of
the local Episcopal Church, announced
yesterday the following services for
the local church:
Sunday' school, 10:00 o'clock.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11:00
o'clock. * „
Young Peoples' Service League, 7
Watch the Label On Your
Paper As It Carries the Date
When Your Subscription Expires
TWO NEW BILLS
IN THE HOUSE
House Passes Bill Requir
ing Counties to Reflect
Savings in Tax Levy
Members of House Frown Upon A
Cut In Their Salaries As Ad
vanced In Bill Yesterday
I lie march in the legislature toward
a sales tax is progtuiiPng' about as
slowly as did Grant and his armies 011
Richmond. He finally succeeded, and
activities in the General Assembly this—
week indicate that the law-makers are
nearing their goal. Four or five bills
have been introduced, but latest deve
lopments indicate that one of a more
general nature will he railroaded
through here long.
Rack home, the landowners consider
the fight wort; 'They Srre assured of
tax relief, and as they have already
been drained by past tax levies, they
are viewing with the ea e the ma
chinery bill that will provide the
revenue for the maintenance of the
Representative J. t Smith, of Rober
sonville introduced two bills, one coun l
ty-wide ami a second strictly of local
interest, in the House of Represen
tatives this week. No copies of the two
, hills are available here at the present
time, and their full nature -is not
known. The bills as introduced by Re
presentative Smith, follow:
| "To amend law protecting rights of
| tenants and merchants making —sd-
values under agricultural liens.
"To provide for payment of all road
bonds of Robersonville township," .
Among- the house bills passed this
1 week is one that has to do with the
bill will require all warehouse checks
I to, be made to order. The definite pur
pose of the measure is not known, but
it is believed it was passed in an effqrt
to have' checks written hy warehouse
men delivered to the right parties.
Real action is expected in the session
today and tonight as committees have
agreed to consider the revenue bill
without further hearings of any kind
Without a dissenting vote the
House last night voted to merge the
present State. Urtfyersity, N. C. State
C ollege and N. College for Women
Jat Greensboro, into "The University
of North Carolina."
The bill, one of the series advocat
ed by Governor Gardner in State
Government reform program, now
goes to the Senate for final action be
fore becoming law.
It provided that beginning with the
next school session the three institu
tions will be merged into the LTniver
sity' of North Carolina, although the
three will continue to operate as
1 separate plants antj under separate ..
manangeiiieuts, retaining individual
endowments and loan fhikTs.
| The Senate yesterday passed a bill
|to reduce the North Carolina work
ing week from >() to 55 hours, a
measure sponsored hy the textile in
terests as well as those interested in
I welfare legislation.
The fight on the bill centered
around the fact that it, like the pres
ent law, allows a male over 18 to
make a writien contract to work longer
than 55 hours, a similar provision,
with regaril to men over 21, being in
cluded" in the present 60 hour law.
The House of Representatives arose
in wrath yesterday and how'Jed
down a salary reduction measure.
Through the thunder of opposition
only .two favorable voices penetrated
I They belonged to Representative
Fd Flannagan, of Pitt, who introduc
ed the resolution and Representative
A. C. Gay, of Northampton, who sec
onded the motion of its immediate
The salaries in question were those
of the Representatives themselves. ,
The amount of the cut would have
been 20 per cent.
The House perked up wheh the
Reading Clerk crooned:
'House Resolution No. 858, intro
duced by Mr. Flannagan, of Pitt.
Joint resolution calling on members
of the General Assembly to accept a
voluntary horizona! cut of 20 per cent
of salaries paid them."
"What about those who have al-.
ready spent theirs?" inquired Sutton,
"Refund 20 per cent. We're talk
ing about cutting everybody else's
salaries. 1 don't see why we should
object to talcing a cut ourselves," re
torted Mr. Flannagan.
"We're going to take a bigger cut
than that by staying here and work
ing for nothing," interposed Davis, of
"A 100 per cent cut after Satur
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