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Advertiwm Will Fad Our Col
ma i Latchkey to Over Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Homes
VOLUME XXXIV—NUMBER 46
RAIN THIS WEEK
. IS CAUSE OF SOME
LOSS TO FARMERS
Electrical Storm Interfere
With Light and Com
Rains falling throughout the section
this week are said to have damaged
crops to some extent, but not as much
as one would imagine, several farmers
questioned here yesterday stated. A
heavy rain fell late Tuesday evening,
swelling small streams and causing a
several foot rise in the Roanoke at
this point. The tobacco crop, more
than half housed, is said to have suf
fered no great damage in this sec
A heavy electrical storm in this sec
tion early last Tuesday night did con
siderable dsmage to electric transmis
sion lines, telephone toll circuits and
cables. Many stations served by the
local exchange were thrown out of
order, but a great number of the
troubles have been cleared. Leaks in'
cable* /developed during the storm,
and much cross-talk locally was heard
Wednesday and Thursday.
Light and power service was inter
rupted several times during the eve
ning for short intervals, and line forces
were out all night "shooting" trouble.
The storm is believed to have been
one of the worst that has struck this
section so fsr this season, ss it was
general, and the resulting damage was
scattered over s targe area.
ON LEAF MARTS
• ■ ■
But Average Continues At
Very Low Point on the
Better grades are bringing increased
prices, but- the 1931 tobacco crop is
■till selling very low is one way of
summing up the activities on the Geor
' gia and South Carolina markets.
In Georgia, all the markets sold 6.-
756,112 pounds of tobacco during the
first week for an average of $7.33 a
hundred, according to official figures.
During the first week last year, the
markets sold 19,100,442 pounds for an
average of $10.59 a hundred, a loss this
year of 3.26 cents a pound.
Saks mounted on the North Caro
lina border markets of the South Car
olina tobacco belt yesterday, while the
turning .loose of better grades of leaf
•ent prices climbing at some of the
Fairmont, the largest of the border
markets, sold 207,224 pounds at an
average price of $7.73 a hundred.
Theae figures compared with sales of
158,000 pounds at a $7.69 average a
Niaety-five per cent of yesterday s
offerings were said to be ground prim
ing*. The remaining five per cent was
listed at second primings, which ware
housemen reported sold for from $22,
to $25 a hundred, an advance of from
$2 to $4 over the day before. |
Lomberton's price average jumped
from $7.04 for Wednesday to $#.47
yesterday for 131,761 pounds of leaf.
Warehousemen reported this the most
satisfactory break by far this season,
and »id the farmera were pleased with.
Clarkton sold 15,878 pounds at a
$7.43 average; Whiteville 72,028 pounds
of poor quality weed for i $6.31 aver
age, and two of Chadbourn's ware
houses reported sales of 14,100 pounds
for ft $777.30 aggregate.
MAN DROWNS IN
Body, Believed To Be That
of Prisoner Found Last
The waters of the Roanoke swal
lowed inother man last week, this
time near Scotland Neck*. The body,
believed to be that of Leroy Pendcr
grasa, formerly of Guilford county but
just prior to his death a prisoner at
the State farm, was recovered last
Friday by a fisherman.
It was impossible to move the body
for It waa in an advanced state of
decomposition, so a coffin was secured
and the body buried on the river bank
Saturday morning, close to where__the
unfortunate man met his untimely
Pfcndergrass waa sent to State's pris
on for larceny, escaped and was given (
more time for that.
Rev. B. D. Critcber Will
Preach w Baptist Church
The Rev. B. Duke Critcber will oc
cupy the pulpit of the Memorial Bap
tist Church Sunday morning at 11 o'-
clock. Being a home-town boy, the
peogle of the church and community
7 will be glad to bear him and are in
vited for the service.
Tbe evening union service goes to
the Christian church, the Rev. C. T.
pr " chi "'
Off To Slow Star
Registration for the special elec
tion for a county-wide two-months
extended school term in this coun
ty, was off to a slow start yester
day, when the books were sched
uled to be opened in the 12 TO tin®
precincts. Books were mailed out
yesterday to the various registrars
and a heavy registration is predict
ed in a number of the precinct*.
To vote in the special election
on September 14, one must regis
ter between now and September
5. If one has registered for other
elections already held, he will find
it necessary to register again for
the election September 14.
0. JACK CORDRAY
CHOSEN AS NEW
Succeeds Herbert Stuckey
As Scout Executive of
Incident to the vacancy of the office
of Scout Executive of this area cauaed
by the resignation of Mr. Herbert
Stuckey, who held the office for seven
years, and enters services on the Boy
Scout National staff, the employment
committee appointed by the Executive
Board of the National Area Council,
Boy Scouts of America, has been busy
for 60 days investigating various
Scout leaders who may be qualified to
fill Mr. Stuckey's place.
The personnel division of the Boy
Scouts of Arfierica recommended a
number of successful Scout executives
to the committee. , Conferences have
been held with several of the prospects
and Mr. ). O. Cordray, Scout Execu
tive of the Spartanburg Area Council,
Spartanburg, S. C., has been unani
mously chosen because of his outstand
ing success as an executive, hit train
ing and pleasing personality.
T4ie employment committee, com
posed of Messrs. J. T. Cheatham, G.
T. Fulghum, B. J. Williams, of Wil
son; D. E. Oglesby, of Farmville; C.
A. Jeffress, of Kinston; B. B. Sugg,
of Greenville, and M. G. Waters, of
Washington, are entitled to the thanks
of the entire Scout field for their dili
gence and service.
A. C. L. SEEKING
Ask Board of Assessment
for Ten Million Dollar
Decrease in Values .
• ,Raleigh Aug. 7.—Pleading that great
reductions in the road's income had
materially lessened the value of its
property, officials of the Al'sntic
Coast Line yesterday asked the State
Board of Assessment to reduce the
taxable value of its property from $56,- j
000,000 to $46,000,000* The board j
heard the arguments but reserved its
decision. So far the board haa not
reduced the A- C. L.'s assessment this
Statistics presented to the board
showed that in 1925 the road made a 1
net profit of 7.55 per cent on its total i
property investment, the highest in the
last 10 years. By 1929 this had
dropped to 4.37 per cent, while in
1930 it was down to 2.46 per cent. The
same figures showed the road's total
property investment in 1930, for all
property in all States, to be $293,797,-
Tom W. Davis, of Wilmington, gen
eral counsel for the road, had charge
of the appeal before the board. A
mass of statistics were offered by sev
eral officials and attorneys.
The board yesterday decided not to
reduce the valuation of the Charlotte
and Mecklenbiurg property of Mrs.
Tam Bowie below the figure fixed by
the local assessors. The day before
Judge Bowie, candidate for the Unit
ed States Senate, had appeared before
the board in his wife's behalf, insist
ing that tbe valuation of about $6,100
until 1928 and about $9,000 since that
time, was too high. The property
had not been put on the Charlotte and
Mecklenburg tax books for several
years, the aaaessors having overlooked
it, and the appeal concerned some five
H. C. Edwards Dies at His
Kinston Home Wednesday
H. C. Edwards, beloved citizen of
Kinston, died at the home of his son,
Mr. F. Lee Edwards, there late Wed
nesday, it was learned here yesterday.
Funeral services were held in Kinston
this morning at 11 o'clock, interment
following in a local cemetery.
Mr. Edwarda is well remembered by
local people, having visited much dur
ing the time his son operated the Ed
wards' Funeral Establishment here.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, August 7, 1931
The county-wide eight-months
term, when explained and studied
by the county commissioners and
the board of education members
won the unanimous vote of all, and
it is believed that once the issue
is well understood throughout the
county, it will meet the almost
unanimous approval of the people.
Opening this week, the registra
tion books will remain open un
til the first Saturday in Septem
ber, and the citizens of the coun
ty are urged to enter their names
upon the books in their respective
precincts before that time.
ITAKES TIP FROM
MULE AND GETS
BIG YIELD CORN
Oak City Farmer To Make
Experiment in Topping
On Large Scale
Oak City, Aug. s.—One of his mules
having bitten the top out of two stalks
of corn, W. A. Burnett noticed that
in a short while each stalk of corn had
'put forth shoots for more ears than
usual, lie decided to experiment a
little farther, by cutting the top* of
two st ilk*, th n skip two, snd cut the
next two. and !•> his satisfaction the
topped stalks yielded decidedly more
than those n»; topped. There were
six good ears on one of these stalks.
He is planning to try the same ex
periment on one-half acre of later corn.
Mr. Burnett is also an expert in grow
ing fine wat''melons and Rocky Ford
Rumored That Owners Will
Blow Up Boat If Added
Efforts to raise the barge "Lynn"
that sunk July 22 in the Roanoke
River here with 731 tons of fertilizer
aboard, have so far proved futile, and
it is now rumored that dynamite will
be used in removing the sunken craft.
Starting early last Sunday morning,
the Norfolk Lighterage company has
spent hundred* of dollars in the at
tempt to raise the boat. A large quan
tity of fertilizer was removed with a
clam shell, but since last Monday
large pumps have been used in an ef
fort to clear the boat of its cargo.
These operations have advanced very
slowly, the observers from the bank,
and there have been many of them
during the past few days, concluding
that very little has been accomplish
ed ao far toward raising tlte barge.
Mud is said to have settled in the
boat and a rise in the river has sent
the waters "over the boat With the ex
ception of a small part of the cabin.
iCaptain Pearce continues to live in the
cabin, but another small rise in the
water will certainly make it necessary
for him to move to new quarters.
It now looks as if the boat will rest
on the bottom of the river for several
more days, and it might be that the
jowners will blow up the, "ship" in the
,wind up. ,
BARN BY FIRE
Farmer Near Robersonville
Loses Barn of Tobacco
By Fire Tuesday
Mr. Johnnie Whitfield, who lives
about a mile from Robersonville on
(the Stokes Highway, had a tobacco
Ibarn to burn Tuesday morning which
J held 590 stick* of his best tobacco.
' Mr. Whitfield was working near his
barn and within a few minutes before
it caught fire he placed wood in the
furnace and made final preparations to
"kill out" the tobacco that morning.
The origin of the" fire could not be
No insurance was carried on the
Last Saturday morning Joshua
Mack Johnson lost a barn near Oak
Tennessee Man Tells oi
Change in Means of Travel
• • ■
Fifty-nine years ago, Mr. Church
Peel left his home in' Cross Roads
Township and traveled to William
ston by cart. He boarded ft slow boat
on the Roanoke, and after weeks he
landed in Tennessee . This week, Mr.
Peel, with three of hia grandchildren,
drove here in an automobile in a few
hour*. The three grandchildren are
here with Mr. Peel visiting their
Mr. Peel was only 15 years old when
he left here for Tennesaee, and during
his stay there he successfully engaged
ia the mercantile btuiflCM at Atwood.
REPORTS 14 NEW
IN PAST MONTH
Seven Cases of Typhoid Is
Also Reported To the
Health Officer Here
\ ! While additional cases are being re
ported at the rate of one every other
day, it is believed that the number of
cases of pellagra in this county is not
increasing that rapidly, it was learned
from a report filed in the office of
County Health Officer Dr. J. H. Saun
ders this week. Fourteen cases of the
disease were reported last month, but
only a few of the doctors in the coun
ty forwarded any record of the num
ber of cases found by them in their
districts. In June, there were 10 cases
of pellagra reported in the county, a
majority of that number as well as
the new cases being confined to white
people! Only 4 of the 14 cases report
ed in July were among the colored peo
ple, the 14 being scattered over Wil
liamston, Rohersonville, Cross Roads,
Bear Grass, Williams and Griffins
Seven typhoid fever cases were re
ported in the county during the month,
one death resulting from the fever.
The one white case resulted in death.
The fever was reported in Griffins,
Bear Grass, and Williamston Town
ships. The number of cases reported
last month was the greatest called to
the attention of the health officer in
One case of whooping cough was
reported in the county, at Williamston,
and one scarlet fever case was report
ed at Robersonville, R. F. D. The
only other disease reported was chick
enpox, and only one case of that was
called to the attention of the health
The pellagra situation is really be
coming serious in that many people
have been suffering "with it (or some
time and did not know their trouble.
It is believed that if a careful survey
was made, more than 500 cases would
be found in the county.
Dr. Floyd Johnson, health officer of
Columbus County, in a letter to Dr.
G. M. Cooper, head of the Health Edu
cation Division of tlx State Board of
Health a few days ago, stated:
"1 find very little pellagra in homes
where the home produced products are
used altogether, and I should say none
where such products are plentiful."
"I am more convinced every day
that there is a great need for keep
ling up the drive by an educational
'program which teaches the production
'of a very complete food supply at
home," Dr. Johnson says.
Columbus County is a rural county,
situated in the southeastern section of
the State, where the farming interests
|have been adversely affected on ac
count of lower prices for farm prod
■ ucts produced in that territory during
|the last two or three years. Pellagra
has been no more prevalent in that
county than it has in a number of
other counties, but it has been preva
lent" enough to cause much concern
among the people.
Agent Announces Prices
For Saturday Curb Market
ctieb market will be HI charge \
of Miss and the women 1
selling Saturday morning. The small
est number of sellers at any time since
the opening of the niarket were sell
ing here last Saturday. Housing the
tobacco crop and sickness were the .
main reasons for absence of thp ma
jority of sellers. , |
The, following prices will be found i
at the curb market Saturday.
Snap beans, 4c lb.; beets, 5c bunch; |
butter beans, 18c qt.; cabbage, 2c lb.;
corn, 15c doz.; egg plant, 15c and 20c; ,
potatoes, 2c lb.; eggs, 19c doz.; butter,
35c lb.; hens, live, 20c lb.; cucumbers,
4c l|>.; okra, 8c lb.; pepper, 10c lb.;
rhubarb, 15c lb.; squash, 3c lb.; toma
toes, 4c lb.; cantaloupes, 5c and 8c
each; watermelons, 20c to 30c each;
cakes, 85c and $1; hens, dressed, 28c
lb.; broilers, dressed, 30c lb.
A Knoxville Tenn.) bottling com
pany, which operates several trucks,
has attached a cowbell to its ware- I
house key to that drivers may be
warned not to carry off the key and i
inconveninece other drivers.
SPECIAL OFFER 1 !
i / ,
Beginning today and continuing |
for fifteen days, one year's sub
scription to The Enterprise will
be offered at die small sum of 91.
This offer will be withdrawn at |
the end of that time, and it will ,
not be repeated for many months.
The Enterprise company and its
employees ear needy urge all sub
scribers to take advantage of this
offer, for mounting paper costs
will necessitate the removal of all
names found hi arrears at the end
of the special offer period.
Remember I 104 issues with all
the county and local news, for
only |l, daring the next fifteen
days. Act now!
Won by V. E. & P. Company
DRAW JURY LIST
TERM OF COURT
36 Drawn for First Week,
And 18 for Second; Judge
Grady Will Preside
Thirty-six citizens were selected last
Monday to serve as jurors during the
first week of the September term of
the Martin County Superior CtSurt con-,
veiling at Williamston, and 18 others
were selected to serve during the sec
ond week of the term beginning Sep
tember '2l. Judge Henry A. Grady,
of Clinton, is scheduled to preside over
the term. ,
The following me.n were chosen to
serve during' the first week:
Jamesville Township: Lucian Peel,
F. W. Holliday, P. M. Holliday.
Williams Township: James Ruber
son, and Clyde Williams.
Griffins Township: A. T. Whitley,
S. IX Roberson, N. T. Daniel, and J-
Bear Grass: Duck F.. Rogers, J. 1). j
Wynn, F. I- Roberson, Hen White
Williamston Township: W. C. Man
ning, jr., F. L. Kogerson, J. M. Oak
ley, N. K. Harrison, J. C. Anderson,
and J. 1). I.eggett.
Cross Roads Township: Gaston
James, J, (J. Forbes, and J. Frank
RohersonvHlc/ Township: C. •M.
Hurst, W. W. Taylor, W. A. Ever
ett, J. P. House, Joe Uarrcll, H. C.
I Norman, H. A. Jenkins.
Hamilton Township: 11. J. Haislip,
B. B. Taylor, and H. S. Johnson.
Goose Nest Town hip: L. 11. Hux,
W. J. Johnson, jr., W. D. Smith, and
G. A. Manning.
Jamesville Township: C. B. Pagan.
Gritfius Township: J. A. Kllis.
Bear Grass Township: W. ). Peej.
Williamston Township: K. G. Straw
bridge, S. C. Kay, J. S. Jones, J. 11.
Rogers, A. S. Roberson, A. llassell.
Cross -Roads: G, W. Taylor.
Robersonville: Lester Mouse, C. Ar
thur Roberson, and O. P. Roberson.
Poplar Point: W. K. Crimes and L.
Hamilton: W. F. Haislip and G. S.
Goose Nest: T. W. Davenport.
One of Largest Ever Known
To Have Fallen In
■ ■ +
One of the largest rains ever known
to have fallen in parts of Griffins
Township Tell there "early "Wednesday
evening, more than a dozen Griffins
residents stated yesterday.
Starting shortly after (i o'clock, the
rain fell in torrents for about an hour,
inundating fields, roads, and bridges
in many part* of the district. The
guard rails on Yarrells Creek bridge
were still covered by water yesterday
morning, many hours after the rain,
'and traffic in that section was forced
to travel in other directions for an out -
llet. Yesterday water was said~to have
'reached the top of the Hardison Mill
'dam with all the flood gates open,
and there was very little traffic over
the mill bridge.
A short distance out of Washing
ton, where the rain was said to be
very heavy, water covered the highway
by six inches in certain places.
No great damage is liclieved to have
resulted to the crops in general, how
ever it was said that the peanut crop
liiight be affected to some extent.
Russell Braswell Will Be
. Patrolman Stationed Here
Kussell Braswell, of Wilson, one of
the 36 new men added to the State
Highway Patrol, will be located here,
it was learned this week. Mr. Bras
well will work out of Greenville, di
vision headquarters, for a few weeks,
and will take up his work here about
the first of next month, it is under
Wiley Crawford, Martin County
boy who is another of the 36 new men
added to the patrol, will he located at
New Bern. He was- here for a short
while this week, wearing a new uni
form and riding one of the Stale's mo
Announce Series of Services
At Cedar Bramch Church
Beginning Sunday, September 9,
Rev. W. B. Harrington will conduct
a series of services in the Baptist
church at Cedar Branch, near James
ville, it was announced this week.
Services will be conducted each eve
ning and Sunday morning during 10
days, or probably longer, it was stated.
[ NO DELAY HERE~I
New Bern, Aug. 7.—A short
time record in arrests and convic
tions was registered here Tuesday
afternoon by Sheriff R. B. Lane
and three federal prohibition offi
cers, Barberry, McDuffie, and
Spivey, when they worked out a
tip, confiscated a still and arrested
its owner, having him convicted
and working on the roads within
two hours' time.
The officers received an indefi
nite tip and quickly located a still
bricked up in an upstairs bedroom
of a home between Clarks and
Rhems. The owner, Jeff Laugh
inghouse, was then found in New
Bern right in front of a magis
trate's office, where he was at once
taken for a preliminary hearing
and bound over to recorders court.
Immediately the officers rushed
him to the recorder, where he was
found guilty and sentenced to 8
months on the roads. Two hours
after the starting of the raid, the
man had begun his sentence.
4-H CLUB GIRLS
Two Girls Attending Meet
ing In Raleigh This
Twoo f the girls in junior 4 H clubs
jwere able to secure uniforms required
'in attending the girls' and hoys' State
I short course being held- in Raleigh this
'week. The two girls are Sarah Rob
erson, of the Hear Crass"" club, and
Dorothy Perkins, of the Hamilton
( lub. The club uniforms are of in
expensive material in green, the ma
terial, including postage, was 10 cents
per yard, secured from T'ntwistle Man
ufacturing Co., at Rockingham.
The uniforms are very attractive,
and it is believed that many of the
club girls /will want tin- regulation
dress after once seeing it. A speci.il
pattern was secured through the Wo
man's Home Companion, and the two
girls made their dresses from the re
quired pattern. The girls will return
to their homes in the county tomorrow
at noon. Miss Sleeper will go f»>r
them today. • •
Believed To Be Similar To
Cases Reported in Martin
Year Before Last
Meningitis, believed In I >e very sim
ilar In the cases reported in tlie lower
part of thin county gome time ago,
caused tli" death of five children in
Belmont, near Gastopfa, last week. The
outbreak in this State anil in other
parts of the country are said to he the
worst since V)\(>. However, in this
[county the disease has remained dor
mant since it was first subdued more
than a year ago
Reports released from Beltnost this
Theaters anl other public meeting
places were closed today, as this com
'munity sought ti» prevent the spread
of meningitis, which caused five deaths
in this section last week. None of the
churches- held services yesterday,
j The deaths were of young children.
I I)r. R. E. Rltyne, county health officer,
[said full precautions had been taken
,to prevent the disease becoming epi
Announce Sunday Services
At Local Christian Church
VVe are glad to welcome the other
churches of the community to the
union service which will lit' held Sun
day in the Christian church, with Rev.
C. T, Rogers, of the Methodist church,
Other services for Sunday are:
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship, 11 a. m.—Sermon
"What To Believe About the Cross."
Intermediate Christian Endeavor at
7 p. m.
v The Junior Christian Endeavor will
meet next Tuesday at 4 o'clock. The
first three meetings of the society
have been very successful, and we ear
nestly invite all children between the
ages of 9 and 12 to become a part of
Wednesday evening prayer meeting
will be held at 8 o'clock.
Deputies Capture Liquor
Plapt Last Wednesday
Deputies Grimer and Grimes, Wed-
destroyed a liquor
still of the steam type near Corey'*
•tore and Sweet Home church. No
one was at the still at the time.'
Watch the Label On Your
Paper Aa It Carriea the Date
When Your Subscription Expires
CASE IN RALEIGH
Valuation of the Company's
Property in County Is
Placed at $117,450
Ihe ctnitroversy over tlie property
valuation of the Virginia Klertric and
Power Citnparty in this county for the
year 1930 was carried before the State
Hoard of Assessment in Raleigh Wed
nesday when the State body, mled
that the county had gone beyond its
right in increasing the assessment .-of
the company's property for the year.
Some raise was justified, the board
ruled and the company admitted it,
-hut not the increase- the commission
ers made, it was reported.
Mayor R. 1.. Coburn, representing
the county, stated yesterday than an
appeal would he made and that the
valuation wrangle would be heard in
the .superior court here" next month.
Just what procedure will he advanced
at that time has not been definitely de
cided upon, it was stated.
The 1929 assessment of the coiii-
I pany's property in this county was
SOO,OOO. Last year it was increased to
$190,000 by the commissioners. The
county agreed to compromise on $155,-
000. hut .the company, considering that
amount out of reason, appealed. In the
case last Wednesday, the State hoard
ruled that for 1930, not a year for re
valuation, the commissioners could
increase the assessment only with re
gard to. improvements or extensions
made and that this would put the
assessment at $81,450. ■
| It was pointed out to Messrs. Co
hut n. L. P. Cunningham, L. IV I.ind
vtey, J. (ietMiiger and .1. I'". Pope,
representatives of the county, .that in
addition to the property assessment
j the county board- had a right to levy
[on, it would receive from the State
' board a taxable allotment of-approxi
mately $36,000 of the franchise value
the hoard had put on the company's
franchise, thus allowing the. county to
levy on a total of $117,450 of the
Attorney Coblirn stated that the'
appeal would be made on the grounds
that was not a quadrennial
assessment year anil that a material
change was made from that *yeaf to
The company, having made addi
tions to its property since last year in
this county, has submitted the follow
ing values .for taxation in Martin this
Robersonville township, $15,035;
( ross Roads, SI2,X(H); A\ ilhamstou
township, $4K,720, of which amount,
.$,17,000- is kt llve 4oAvu-ot Willu.ms.tuii,-
i Williams township, SIO,IOO anil James
I ville tow nship, $27,000, making a to
| tal of $113,(>55 for 1931, not including
| the corporate excess or franchise
Fending the settlement oLthe valu
ation controversy, the company, while
ready to pay, has not effected .settle
ment of its 1930 taxes in either Mar
tin county or this town.
i Dr. P. B. Cone, Local Den
tist Js Elected Member
of the Board
" The organization of a county health
board was completed here yesterday
when Dr. P. B. Cone, local dentist,
. was chosen as a sixth member of the
I body. The board now includes, Chair
man of Martin County Hoard of Com
missioners T. C. Griffin; County Su
perintendent of Schools Jas. C. Man
ning, Mayor R. L. Coburn and Doc-T
tors J. K. Smithwick," Jamesville; V.
A. Ward, Robersonville and P. B.
All members of the hoard were pres
ent for the meeting held in the office
Af the superintendent .of schools yes
terday morning. Other than a brief
discussion on health work in the coun
ty, the board limited its work to the
election of Dr. P. B. Cone as a sixth
member of the body.
Work Progressing Very
Rapidly on Curing House
Work on the J. G. Staton sweet po
tato curing house here is progressing
very rapidly and will be ready for use
in ample time to cart? for the crop now
fields, it was learned this morn
ingl from Contractor Hugh Wyatt.
Several thousand dollars are being
spent in altering two. large compart
ments of the Union Storage Ware
house on the railroad.
The curing house will care for more
than 30,000 bushels of potatoes.