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    Next Week Is Clean-Up Week in Williamston—Plan Now To Help
Advertiser* Will Fnd Our Col- •
nm. | Latchkey to Over Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Home*
June 15-20 Will Be
Clean-Up Week Here
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Sponsored By the Woman's
Club Has Support of the
Town and Kiwanians
Sponsored by the Woman's Club and
supported by the town commissioners
and the Kiwanis club, next week has
been teet 'aside as '"Town CJlean-up
Week." While the success of the
movement rests with the people of the
town, th Woman's Club is having its
special committees formulate plans in
( an effort to aid the movement.
, That section of the law requiring
ownef» to clean up their vacant lots,
has been officially cited to the public,
and while it is not the desire of the
authorities to prosecute any cases, it
is their desire to have the jteople join
in the clean-up movement. Special
arrangements will be made to tnovc
alt trash, but the property owners will
find it necessary to collect it in con
venient piles for the stceet "cleaners. --
Each year, a clean-up movement has
been observed here, jfhd the one this
year is expected toAe the most thor
ough ever planned. Commenting on
th undertaking, Women's Club rep
resentatives had the following to say:
"Since the paving of our streets and
sidewalks, the civic pride as well is
individual pride in the beauty and at
tractiveness of our pretty old town
hat increased several hundred points.
The home owners have more than ever
before fixed up, cleaned up, and beau
tified their premises, this spring But
since there are still some vacant lots
and other premises around town that
still need . attention, the city fathers,
the Kiwanis Club, and the Woman's
Club have joined their strength to
gether to completely clean up the
whole town. The publicity for the
work is under direction of Mrs. S. R
Biggs, chairman of the civic commit
tee with the members of that commit
tee from the Woman's Club.
"The colored people are especially
urged to enter in this campaign. In
order that we may rid the town of
flies we are asking everybody to join
in this clean-up -crusade. The town
will furnish plenty of extra draya or
trash carts next week, and if the carts
do not get around, a call to the mayor's
office will bring one at once.
"This is such an important matter
we hope everybody will take interest
enough to clean up all their premise*
and vacant lots."
$3,000,000.00 FIRE
Blaze Sweeps Over Six City
Blocks There Late Last
Sunday Afternoon
Fire, sweeping over six blocks
along Norfolk's water front late Sun
day afternoon, resulted in a property
loss estimated at about three million
dollars and injury to more than fifty
firemen an& citizens.
Starting in or near the Buxton Lines
warehouse on the Old Dominion piers,
the blaze, swept by a strong wind,
rapidly spreaded to other buildings
and an hour after the first alarm, a
general call was made to fire com
panies all over Norfolk, Portsmouth,'
the U. S. Navy Yard, Newport News,|
* Suffolk and Elizabeth City. One fire
engine and 3,000 feet of hose, belong
ing to the City of Norfolk and valued
at more than $25,000, were destroyed
in attempt check the blaze that
sent smoke and sparks over a targe
area of the city.
Several firemen were badly burned,
one seriously daring the more thin
four hours that the fire was out of
control. v
A report stated that the blaze start
ed from an explosion on a boat, but
it was not official, however.
The firemen and apparatus used
were pushed back block by block until
a stand was taken with more than
seventy streams of water turned on
the blaze. Several fire boats worked
on the blaze from points just off the
burning docks. One boat, operating
between points along the Atlantic
seaboard, was damaged by the blaze,
it was stated.
Occupants of two hotls, near the
scene of the vast blaze, left their
rooms, but neither of the two build
ings were burned.
The fire was described as one of
the worst in the history of Norfolk.
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Officials To Determine
Market Opening Dates
Meeting in Asheville this week ,
the United States Tobacco As
sociation, R. B. Carrington, pres
ident, will name the opening !
dates for the various tobacco
markets in Georgia, South and
North Carolina. No drive, as j
yet, has been current for an early |
opening. However, an early open I
ing is likely to be urged for this
belt, aa the crop ia further ad
vanced now than it was at the
same time last year, a> a whole.
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Thieves Borrow Mule from
Nearby Neighbor To
Tow Auto Away
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I The Model A Ford coupe, belonging
i to Mr.'Jute James, was stolen last Fri
'day night, officers up until"this"Tnorn
iug having failed after a thorough
search to recover the machine.
Parked in a shed at the home of hi**
brother, who lives at, the old Daniel
'and Staton Mill, about four miles
j from here, the machine was pulled •»-
\ way behind another car some time be
! fore midnight, investigating the theft
Sheriff Roebuck learned that some one
went to the home of Johnnie Savage,
a mile away, and took one of his mules
frohl tile stables. It is belieVed that
the rogues took the mule in an at
tempt to pull the car from the shed
without waking the owner. The ani-.
'mal returned to the Savage home, and
the harness was found near the mill.
Mr. J atnes had the switch key in his
pocket, and it is believed that the
rogues pushed the car from the shed
and pulled it with another automobile
'a distance from the home before re
| arranging the wires to start the motor.
Will Complete Work In the
County at Robersonville
. Next Saturday
Assistant' Grand Lecturer Marquette
of the Masonic fraternity, is giving a
series of lectures in the Skewarkec
Lodge here and the Stonewall Lodge
at Robersonville this week. In addi
tion to his series of lectures he is con
ducting daily classes emplifying the
work in the first, second, and third
Coming here from Statesville, Mr.
Marquette held his first classes yes- v
terday afternoon, and last night he lec
tured to a group of Masons represent
ing all parts of the county.
After handling first degree instruc- •
tion here yesterday and in Roberson
ville today, he will return here tomor
row to continue his instruction hav
j ing to do with second degree work.
He will continue that work in Rob
ersonville Thursday. Friday he starts
here on third degree work, and con
i eludes his stay at Robersonville Sat
lurday. Arrangements are being made
|to have Mr. Marquette visit Conoh.i
| Lodge at Harpilton before he leaves.
Members of the three lodges in this
. I county are taking much interest in the j
I' series of lectures, it was stated.
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t Settlement Is Effected In
Ward-Roebuck Car Wreck
j A settlement of the case growing
''out of the Ward-Roebuck, automobile
j wreck near Windsor several days ago,
was effected in Windsor last Saturday
when the defendant Ward, of Norfolk,
( agreed to pay the plaintiff S2OO. Sev
, eral hearings were held in the case,
I the plaintiff, through hiji counsel,
I dropping the case upon the conditional
I payment of the specified sum.
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i' Jamesville 4-H Club Girls
To Give Ice Cream Supper
( A *
The 4-H club girls of J amesville are
, giving an ice cream supper in the
school building there Friday g|, 7:30
; p. m. in an effort to raise funds with
r which to send a representative to the
- short course in Raleigh this summer.
The public it cordially invited to at
f tend and assist the girls in the under
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, June 9, 1931
Agent Tells of Methods for
Controlling Bud and
Horn Worms
Escaping with little or no resulting
damage from blue mold disease, many
tobacco, fields in this county are now
I threatened by the tobacco bud worm,
j according to- County Agent T. H„
Brandon. During the past few days,
j the agent has received many reports
'from farmers throughout the countv,
stating that the pest was doing much
j damage to the crop.
| Mr. Brandon, discussing the worm
| and methods for its control, stated:
I "Tobacco worms are well-known
I pests to North Carolina tobacco grow
lers. There arc two kinds of worms
' responsible for the damage, as most
I growers know. (I) the tobacco bud
I worm; (2) the tobacco horn worm.
I The pests cause many thousands of
| dollars' damage to the tobacco crop
jeach year, and growers should make 1
j every effort to control these insects.
| "The tobacco bud worm is closclv
related to the corn ear worm and feeds
in the tips of the growing plants. The
best known method of control is*to
apply poisoned corn meal to the buds.
Mix 1 pound of arsenate of lead with
75 pounds of corn meal (or 6 heaping
teaspoonfuls of ! arsenate of lead to I
peck of corn meal.) »
Carefully mix the poison through
out the corn meal. The meal should
not contain much Coarse husk. About
12 pounds of the mixture (arsenate of j
lead and corn meal) or 1 peck per |
square is necessary for each applica
"})o not substitute Paris|, 'cal
cium arsenate, or any other poison for
the arsenate, of lead.. Do not substi
tute any other material for the corn
"A small pinch of the poison mix
ture should be dropped into the center
of bud. Applications carelessly made j
are of no value. When the buds arc
closed they should be opened with one
hand and the mixture dropped in with
the other. Do not apply too much of j
the poison mixture at an overdose"will
injure the plants.
"From three to five applications dur
ing a season will usually give control.
Applications should be begun when a
careful examination of the buds show
that the worms are becoming numer
ous. The applications should be made
i a week apart.
"The tobacco horn worm is well
known by all tobacco growers. The |
damage by this pest is often very Be- i
vere. Arsenate of lead applied as a j
dust has given best results in the con- (
trol of the horn worm. As a dust, |
the arsenate of lead should be applied i
at the rate of 3 1-2 pounds to S pounds j
per acre. If applied as a spray, use
from 3 to 4 pounds of arsenate of lead
to 100 gallons of water.
"The "one*in-six" mixture (1 pound
of paris green with 5 pounds of arse
nate of lead) used for the flea* beetle
will control the horn Worm. See cir
cular on tobacco flea beetle for infor
mation about the tobacco flea ljeetle.
"Use only poisons which are advised. (
Do not substitute any other material (
for those recommended.
i For detailed information about the
'tobacco horn worm write for Farm
ers Bulletin 1356, 'The Tobacco Horn
Chamber of Commerce
Meeting at Oak City
The importance of the Eastern Car
olina Chamber of Commerce work in
the agricultural sections of the State j
was stressed by Mr. Newell G. Bart
lett, secretary of the organization, in
I a speech at Oak City last week.
The organization during the past
few years has advanced the cause of
landowners and taxpayers in this part i
of the State, and is deserving of a
loyal support.-
At the meeting last week in Oak
City, five citizens joined the organiza
tion. A barbecue dinner was served,
with J. W. Hines acting as toastmas
Young Son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Robert Gardner Dies
John Robert Gardner, eighteen j
months old ft at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Gardner,j,
in Williams Township Sunday kfterp
an illness of three weks. The little
fellow died of colitis.
Funeral services were held from the
home yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
1 Rev. Mr. Harris, of Washington, con
ducting the last rites. Interment was
in the R. B. Gardner burial ground, '
neat the home. -
North Carolina has on the average '
65 peopl* per square mileof land area fl
County Man Gets 10 Tons of j
Guano for Note Made in 1870
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Real Honesty and the Idea of Fair Dealings Triumph!
Over Statute of Limitations When Son Willingly
Meets Obligation Made by His Father
The statute of limitations has figured | When about five years old, and at I
in many cases, often pushing honesty ,| lf (lcath of , lis fat | u . r Mr c p Uur _ ji
into the background, hut honesty'and I .... . , 4 c4| 
, , . .roughs, now president of the 1:. £».
the idea of tair dealings triumphed in
a case recently disclosed here. . jßoyster Guano Company, Norfolk,
Back in 1870 Thomas Burroughs, went to live with Mr. Royster.
resident of this county until his death j Recently Mr. Lester Rogers went
about 45 years ago, gave Robert Rog- to Norfolk with the note. Mr. Bur
ers, a neighbor, a note for $250.' It roughs received him in his office, anil
was just a plain note, had no seal oil in settlement paid his expenses to and |
it, and did not advance the cause of from Norfolk and shipped him 1(H) '
issuance. When Mr. Rogers died, lie hags of 8-4-4 fertilizer, freight pre- '
divided the property, giving to Mr. paid.
Henry Rogers the farm and certain ! And it all happened in these "tight" |
papers. Recently, Mr. Henry Rogers'j times, times when notes well secured
'sou, I.ester Rogers, was looking over at the time of making are now difficult
|the papers left his lather by his father's 'and alnutSt impossible to collect, in j
.father and found the note. .some cases.
Finish Revaluation
Williams Township
Real and Personal Property
Values Drop from $452,-
000 To $401,000
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With the possibility that a few ad
justments will be made later on, prop
erty revaluation in Williams Township
was made complete last ..Saturday, the
district being the first to complete the
work in accordance with the new law
passed in connection with the revalu
ation of properties.
According to a report made by Mr.
Lucian Hardison, lister in the town
ship, property values there dropped |
from $452,000 in 19.10 to $401,000 this I
year, a decrease q£. approximately 11.3 (
per cent. Fourteen thousand of the
fifty-one thousand dollar loss was re
ported in personal property values,
.placing the percentage loss in real
itate values at nine and one-half per
'cent. The loss is within one-half of
J one per cent of the decrease allowed
iby the recent law passed by the State
j legislature, and leaves an adjustment
margin of only SI,OOO, Mr. Hardison"
stated. • . j
It was learned from the report filed |
by Mr. Hardison that approximately"'
10 per cent of the property in the town
ship was raised in value,' but the greats'
er portion of the values were lowered
or were left unchanged.
While the personal property loss was
$14,000, as-compared with $37,000 real
estate drop, the personal percentage
decrease is greater in proportion to the
percentage loss in real estate values.
Other townships in the county are
working feverishly to effect adjust
ments within the 10 per cent limit al- (
lowed by law. In those districts
where the revaluation work B was com- 1
pleted before the legislature established
the 10 per cent reduction limit in real
values, the wort is being recheckc'l
and values are raised where occasion
Officers Find Liquor in Jno..
James' Home In Free
Utiion Section
John James, alleged by officers to
be the king of liquor dealers in the
Free Union section of this county, was
arrested at his home there Sunday eve
ning by Federal Agents C. S. Coats
and" G. B. Crook. James was placed
under a S3OO bond for his appearance
at the October term of Federal court
in Washington.
Armed with r search warrant. tlie )
officers searched James' home and
found a gallon and a half of liquor j
Suspicion has centered around James
for some time, but the search Sunday
evening resulted in the first evidence [
the agents have been able to establish, j
The land area of North Carolina is (
48,740 square miles; the mater area
3,486 square miles, making's total area
of 52,426 square miles—approximately
one thousandth part of the earth's sur-j
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Wm. Hopkins Hurt When,
Car Turns Over Near
Here Sunday
William Hopkins, young white boy
of Williams Township, figured in his !
third automobile accident within a
year last Sunday morning who*) he
wrecked his car, an old model Ford,
near Hartlison's Cross, Jour miles from'
here. In addition to" bruises on the
nose and face, young Hopkins was in
jured about the chest, but not serious
ly, it is thought. Few particulars
could be had on the wreck, Jiut it was
stated that he had been drinking ear- 1
| lier in the morning.
| Several months ago, the boy ran an
old Fori) into . mule and cart on Co
-1 nine bridge, knocking the mule over
the bridge railing and into the creek.
The mlile was killed and two colored
men were badly hurt. The two men
recovered, however. One month ago
last Friday, the Imy ran his e'ar over
anil fatally injured George Gardner,
white man, near Sweeten Water Creek.
His trial, growing out of the Gardner
killing, is" scheduled lor hearing in the
I Martin County superior court here next
I week.
Auto Mileage Decreased 10 '
Per Cent Last Year and j
Accidents Increase j,
Although there was an indicated
decrease of about 15,000,000,000 miles \
in motor-vehicle mileage in th,is
|country in 1930, equivalent to about '
10 per cent, the number of autotiio- 1
bile accidents increased 12 per cent,
1 .
deaths increased 4 per cent and liv
juries increased 13 per cent, according
to a compilation of the Travelers In- '
I . I
surance 1 onipauy.
The survey shows that the gasoline'
{consumption for motor cars in l'>3o |
| was 12,600,000,000 gallons, compared (
with 12,934,330,(XM) gallons in l' 29.
Deaths from automobile accidents in
1930 totaled 32,500, compared with
31,215 in the preceding year, it was
In the death of more than 28,0001
persons, \\jpf cars involved had noth
ing wrong with them which contribut
ed to the cause of the accident. :
By, ■ far the largest percentage of j i
persons injured in automobile acci- t
dents during the year were ""either the i
occupants ,of ca/s or hit by cars that 
also had no apparent mechanical de I
1 fects. The .figures indicate that nearly i
195 per cent'of the injured toll r of (
more than 960,000 were the victims otV
automobiles in good condition. j I
1 Sent To Prison for Killing
I Former Martin County Boy '
! Charlie Penwell, young white man of
| Tarboro, was sentenced in an Edge- j
combe county "court last week to 12 |
months in prison for the killing of l.e I- i
ford Gardner there early in May. Gard- i
' ner, a former Martin County boy, was i
i fatally cut in a fight with Penwell sev- i
[eral days before his deatlT ' 1
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Joe Isui, Jimmy George and
Andy Ellis, of Brooklyn,
Jailed Last Night
I Three white hoys, giving tin ir'
names as Jot* Isui, 22; Jimmy George,
|2O; and Andy I'llis, 19; were jailed I
here last night by W.*B. Daniel [
and Sheriff C. It. Roebuck and are ap
pearing in recorder's court today on I
attempted theft charges.
The boys, stating they were -ironi I
j Brooklyn,'" were ohstTved' here yesteu .
(lay afternoon by officers. At that time j
they were traveling toward the river I
asking rides of passing motorists, la
jail here thi* morning the boys stated
they were traveling south, but yvster j
day they were headed north. Later in
the day they were seen in several parts'
of the town prow ling around automo
biles. They w ere said to have been'
seey iiisiH'Ctiug Harold F.verett's car,;
parked on a side street, and the car of :
Bill Cherry on Main Street. A short |
time after that tliev were seen prowl
ing around Mrs. Fannie Crawford's!
car oil 11 augliton Street, and shortly I
after that two of them were arrested !
near the home, of Mr. I'. 11. Brown,'
on Simmons Avenue. Due of the two
arrested there had opened the door of i
I Mr. Brown's car when thjc" officers !
brought an end to thv explorations, ; t
was said. The third boy was arrested
lon the courthouse grounds, where it !
was, believed Jie had made p'ans to
,-teal the sheriff's ear.
I The officers attempted to trap tii ■
j boys but their plau> were exposed by
[citizens reporting the activities of the;
[three while the traps were open. Slier
jilf Roebuck cut off the gas siipplv oil '
| his car, leaving enough for the boys
Ito get in and drive a short distance
thief Daniel parked Ins car in a con
I venieut spot for the boys and hid, lait !
the plans were thwarted each time, and |
the officers brought the apparent theft
attempts to an end with the arrests.
The boys refused to give their street
j addresses, and maintained that they did
not know how to operate an automo-
I bile.
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Tri-County Camp For Club
Members in Beaufort,
Pitt and Martin
Definite plans were made vestjfrihiv
|fpr having the best club camp
!ever'when Misses Violet Alexander,
jhrime agent of Beaufort County,* F.thel i
Nice,'of Pitt County, and l.ora F. |
.Sleeper ( of Martin County, met in,
| Washington to complete arrangements
made a few weeks previous. This is
the first tri-county camp which has
ever lieen held by these counties. The
j dates for the camp w ill be later than
■ usual this year, owing to encampments [
of Episcopal "church young people's or
ganizations. Camp Leach, visited some
days ago, will again be the camp site.
The camp is undergoing many im
provements, which will be much ap- 1
predated by tile campers.
Three chaperones will go from each
county to assist with the programs.- 1
The 4-H club 'members will go to
camp July 14, each camper asked to
be irr camp by 3 p. m. The fee will
be,"besides food. No 4-H club
member will be admitted if he or she
has failed to do the required amount
of work during the past six months.
Further details will he given concern
ing the camp some time in the future
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Laborers Still Flocking
To Irish Potato Fields
Laborers, coming from as far -away
as points in South Carolina, are con
tinuing to Hock to the potato fields in
this part of the State. Several trucks
carrying as many as 25 men, w;omen '
and children as a load, passed throjlgn 1
here Sunday afternoon and evening en 1
route Jo the fields*in the Elizabeth
City area.. * . •> •, 1
. Potato prices fy»ve dr)|i|»i'il. rapidly,
the last quotations ranging around
$1.50 a barrel.
Rev. A. H. Butler To Preach
In Pentecostal Church Here
Rev. A. H. Butler, of Falcon, will
preach in the Pentecostal Holiness
church here tomorrow night, at which
time he will also tell of the needs of
the Falcon orphanage. The public is
cordially invited to attend and hear
I him. 1
Watch the Label On Your
Paper As It Carries the Date
When Your Subscription Expires
Small Schools
Suffer Under
Terms of Law
Must Prove Present Plan
Of Operation Is Cheaper
Than Consolidation
j Six Martin County white schools,
I three in .thr-elementary and three" in
j the high school croup, are subject to
Ihe e4r»ied—emsoßdatrrt with - other
, units, according to all interpretation of
j the new. school law made puhlic re
jcently. I hat these schorls . will he
closed and consolidated with' other
j units is not certain at this time, hut
under the new law the provisions tor
.closing and""-cousolidating the small
j schools will he strictly enforced, it is
! understood.
I he new school "law provides that
no elementary school can be operated,
except under extraordinary circum
stances, it the average daily attendance
during the preceding year was less*
than 22. I'he same provision is car
ried for high schools, with aii average
daily attendance of .less tlian 50.
j I sing these figures as a basis of as
sumption, and ignoring any other fac
tors that might be brought into con
sideration, the elementary schools at
Angetowu. Spring fireen, and Poplar
i Run, anil the high schools at llamil
|ton, Hear (irass. and Kveretts will be
!cio*c«l •ami consolidated with other
jUiiilti in the county, it is understood,
l.ittlv authority rests with the county
hoard of education in preventing the
[operation o't the law, it is understood,
.However, it was unofficially learned
that the proposed consolidations will
not fie effected -it facts and figures,
Isupported by the minutes of the coun
ty educational body, show that the
schools can be operated more cheaply
under the present system than they
can be under tile consolidation plan.
A complete interpretation of the law
is riot available at this time, hut there
arc approximately 45(1 small elemen
tary and 175 small high "schools in tlve
State that are likely to be affected bv
the I''3l school law.
' Ihe elementary schools in this coun
ty that .ire likely to be affected by the
new law, bad a total average attend
ance last term, of 4>,58 pupils, divided
as follows: Spring Green, 16..17; Ange
towii, and Poplar Run, 10.61.
The three high schools, considered un
der the jiewr law, reported ait average
alaiL) attendance' of 94.52. divided as
follows: Hamilton, 20 In; Bear Grass,
.15.'>2; and Kveretts, 94.52.
| l.croy Martin, secretary of the State
Hoard of Ki|uali/ation, stated Satur
day that the provision will be strictly. _
enforced,, it being the opinion of tin?
hoard that the provision strikes at one
oi the most uneconomic phases of
school Administration,
j Carrying out of the law will mean
lliat about hall of the '
'schools in North Carolina will vanish
and that there will he not only further
'miisolidafijin of eletTietitary schools .but
'oi high schools as well, many small
[counties now having numerous high
schools, some of which have only one
'or two teachers.. The law will also do
'av. :>y with some high schools with
three teachers, that number lieing al
lowed under the nresent law, where
the average daily attendance is 45 or
Number Stations In Town
Will Soon Be Increased
To Seventeen
Two new filling stations, arc under
construction here at the present time,
one near the river wharf and a sec
ond one between the Roanoke-Dixie
and Planters warehouses. The. Har
rison Oil , company is erecting the
one at the intersection of the river
road and Highway No. 30, near the
wharf. According to present plans the
station will be completed within two
weeks. -.
While all indications would lead one
to believe that he was building a fill
ing station near the warehouses, Mr.
Sid Mobley stated only a few days
ago that he wasn't planning to build
one there. ■
With the completion of the station
near the river and the one at the
warehouses, if it is one, the town will
have seventeen''•ervice stations with
two more just across the town line. /
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