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Atarthm Will Fod Our Col
ama a Latchkey to Over Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Home*
VOLUME XXXIV—NUMBER 56
70TE FOR EXTENDED SCHOOL TERM MONDAY
Board Will Allow Macedonia To Retain School This Year
HERE LAST NIGHT
Ask Privilege To Send
Their Children Here
A third change in the consolidation
of schools was effected here last night
when Mr. T. B. Attmoore, of the
State Equalization Board and mem
ber* of the county board of education
met and provided the continuation of
the school at Macedonia. The action,
considered as final, was taken after
the school had heen consolidated with
the one at Bear Grass, and later at the
request of citizens ,in the district,
transferred to Williamston.'
In a public meeting here last night,
about eighty citizens gathered in the
courthouse auditorium, the Macedonia
group, about one-half the body, ask
ing that their children be sent to Wil
liamston, and the other group, repre
senting the Bear Grass School, ask
ing that the Macedonia children be
sent to Bear Grass.
A marked interest was show in be
half of the schools, each district ex
pressing its desire to obtain the
greatest educational advantages pos
sible for the children. FVfr "more than
half an hour, the public meeting con
tinued, Mr. A. B. Ayers asking the
authorities. to remember the Bear
Grass School in making their decision.
Mr. J. L. Holliday represented the
children of the Macedonia district.
Going into executive session, Mr.
Attntoore discussed the issue at
length with the members of the edu
cational board, finally compromising
by leaving the school in its old neigh
Take S4OO In Cash At One
Station and About S2B
At Second Last Night
Handilli, last night, held up V filling
station proprietor at Green's Cross,
in Bertie county, and relieved him of
approximately S4(H) in cash. Driving
• big car, the two hold-up men pass
ed through Windsor and stopped at a
filling station, one mile this side, and
robbed another filling station proprie
tor, robbing him of S2B. The bandits
made their escape. Bertie officers,
working on the case here this morn
ing, stating that no clues that would
warrant arrests, had been established.
Going into the Dempsey filling sta
tion, about four miles beyond VVind
sor, the two men bought cigarettes
and gave the proprietor the money.
When the filling station operator turn
ed to the cash register to make change,
the bandits flashed their pistols and
took the money without any trouble.
The bandits are believed to have
pasaed through here shortly after the
second robbery, just this side of
DIES AT HOME
„ Funeral Services Will Be
Held From Late Home
Robert Wynn, 58 years old, died
early this morning at the home of his
son, Mr. E. G. Wynn, here of pneu
monia. He had been in feeble health
for aome time, but up until six weeks
ago he was able to be up most of the
Mr. Wynn was born-in Cross Roads
township, moving from there to a
farm near here. A number of years
a(o, he moved here to make his home.
Three sons, Floyd, of Norfolk, and
E. G. and Carl, of Williamston, aur
vore. Another son, Ronald, died in
a government hospital from injuries
roceivCd in the World war. Mr.
Wypn also leaves several brothers.
Funeral arrangements had not been
completed at noon today, but the fu
neral services will be held from the
heme tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 o'-
A memorial to Woodrow Wilson,
wfr-time President of the United
Sfctes, has just been unveiled at Poz
At Veltcnhof, Germany, a disused
windmill has been converted into a
chorch in which the millstone is used
as an altar.
[ MEOTE MONDAY ]
During the next few days, many
county boys and girls will be leav
ing for the colleges, universities,
' and schools in various parts of the
country. They, no doubt, will en
joy the home paper with all the
home news and current events.
Itll be accepted as a letter from
home twice each week during the
months they are seeking an in
creased knowledge of the higher
For the small sum of one dol
lar the Enterpriae will be forward
ed to them twice each week dur
ing their stay in school. AH such
subscriptions must be entered
within the next ten daya. Later
subscriptions will be entered at
the regular outside county sub
scription rate of $2 a year.
The Enterprise acknowledges.
With thanks, the subscriptions al
ready entered by young men and
women leaving for the colleges
AT OAK CITY IS
Preserve 65 Quarts of Food
For Uundernourished 1
Probably never has a more marked
interest been shown in the unfortu
nate child tlian that reported in Oak
. City last Wednesday when eighteen
women of that community assembled 1
. in the school building and worked a
greater part of the clay canning and
preserving food that the undernourish
i ed bodies of the little children in that
school district might be cared for dur
ing the long and cold winter months
jurft ahead. It was one of the best I
assemblies of its kind, 1 have ever
' seen, remarked Principal H. M. Ains
From ten o'clock in the morning ,
until late that day, the public-spirited
' women canned (>S quarts of soup mix
• 'ture, apples, corn, beans and other
I foods that will be prepared and fed
l ! to the children each day at noon
■ | throughout the' school term there. It
i is hoped by the leaders in the work j
II that more than 100 quarts of food can
• be preserved for use in the hot lunch ,
' this term. j
' Ladies left tobacijo grading work to
aid in the work, Mr. Ainsley stated,
' and although they were tired at 6 o'-
• clock, each one of them enjoyed the
task so graciously and willingly ac
cepted by her. Ice water and lemon
' I ade were served to the workers, re
• freshing them as they sea'ed one can
•jof food after another.- j
•' "No money, but a big heart," Was
'! the expression of one of the ladies as
' sisting in the work.
\ Informal Exercises In the
High School Next Monday
In opening the l">31-32 term n xt |
Monday morning at 8:45 o'clock, the ,
, principal is asking''all children, both j
i high school and elementary ones, to
assemble in the high school auditorium
; for announcements and room a sign
jments. No formal program ha* been
I arranged for the day, and children,
| after a short stay in the auditorium,
j will repair to their respective class
g rooms for book and lesson assign
. ments, Professor Watson stated.-
i The first meeting of the local facul
a ty wilt l>e held in the high school build
e Ing tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'-
1 Grist Mill Operators On
s Cash Basis In Section
i With the price of corn meal at a
- low point, grist mill operators, or j
a many of them in this section, are an
• nouneing cash operations. They state
that the toll is not sufficient to off-set |
the gas bill, not to even mention al- 1
After grinding approximately 80,0001
pounds of corn since March with a
- tmaH - mfft running only two daya a
week, Mr. Simon Lilley, Griffins
Township farmer and miller, stated
'• yesterday that he would be forced to
adopt the cash plan as the toll sys
" tern would result in his filling barns
as large as those used in storing grain
in Egypt juat before the famine,
i a '
a Remains of ancient Egyptians, older
d than those of the Pharoahs, have
been discovered in Egypt recently.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, September 11,1931
Tobacco Prices Continue To
Decrease on Eastern Markets
★ ★★★ ★★★★★★★★★
Tobacco prices on Eastern Car
olina warehouse floors this week
reached about the lowest point
since Sir Walter Raleigh introduc
ed the weed about the time ha at- |
tempted to colonise Roanoke It
land away back in 1585. A long
time to compare prices, but a visit
* fo almost any warehouse floor in
Eastern Carolina will support the
Enrollment of Around 3,000
Eighty-two white teachers will re
port for work next Monday morning
when eleven schools in this county
'open for the 1930-31 term. With few
'exceptions, all the members of the old
[faculties will return to the various
schools, only a new one n6w and then
| coming to this county for the first
1 The faculties:
Williamslon High School: William
R. Watson, principal and science, Wil
liamston; Mrs. W. H. Ilarrell, French
'and mathematics, Williamston; Miss
Bessie C. Willis, English, Goldsboro;
Miss Annie Van Dyke, mathematics
'and history, Greenville; Lawrence ""C?
iThornton, science and history, Fay
etteville; W. K. Bouknight, science
civics, Greenwood, S. C.
I Williamston elementary school:
Grade 1-A, Miss Serena Peacock, Fre
mont; Grade 1-B, Mrs. l'attie F. Tay
lor, Williamston; Grade 2-A, Miss
Martha Anderson, Williamston; Grade
2-B, Miss Kstelle Crawford, William
'ston; Grade 3-A: Miss Bessye Har
!rell, Aulander; Grade 3-B, Miss Kuth
Manning, Williamston; Grade 4-A,
Miss Velma Harrison, Williamston;
(irade 4-B, Mrs. Lcnian Barnhill, Wil
iliamston; Grade 5-A, Miss Lucille Al
len, Fuquay Springs; Grade 5-B, Mrs.
! Ethel G. Kobfrson, Williamston;
(irade 6-A, Mrs. W. K. I'arker, Wil
liamston; Grade 6-B, Miss Ether Gat
ling, Windsor; Grade 7-A, Mrs. C. B.
I|assell, Williamston; (irade 7-B, Mrs.
Jessie Hodßts White, Washington;
Piano and voice, Miss Florence Over
■ Hamilton School: Mr. W. F. Plyler,
principal; Mrs. W. E. Plyler; Miss
Lucille Medods, Greenwood, §• C.;
Miss Kflic Waldo, Hamilton; Miss
Louise White, Andrews, S. C.
| Robersonville: K. I. Leake, of Rich
Square, principal; Marvin M. Everett,
|of Oak City; N. C. Brake, of Rocky
Mount; Miss Belle Hockaday, of Lil
|lington; Miss Peel, of Williamston;
'Miss Minnie Hobhs, of Belvidere; Miss
Leona Moore, of Robersonville; Miss
Myra Sale, of Ronda; Miss Thelma
Dale, of Mount Olive; Miss Millie
Roebuck, of Robersonville; Mr. J. H.
I Smith, of Marion.
| Oak City: H. M. Ainsley, principal;
Misses Leona Newton, Alice Mallard,
Adeline Tew, Ruth Pittman, Julia Hoi
loway, Fannie Woodward, Elizabeth
Whichard, Myrtis Zetterower, and
Ruth Williams and Mr. W. Ray La
Everetts: D. N. Hix, principal; Miss
Martha Baldree, of Ayden; Miss Allie
Marie Roebuck, of Hamilton; Miss Iva
i' Mae Williams, of Durham; Miss Car-
Irie Bell Warren,-of Gold Point; Miss
Pauline Askew, of Jamesville; Miss
I Lucy Matt Crofton, of Robersonville;
I Mrs. D. N. Hix. of Everetts; Mis*
'Alma Baker, of Harrellsville.
I Gold Point: E. C. Edmondson, prin
cipal, Miss Marjorie Bryant, of Rob
ersonville; and Miss Lillian Holliday,
I I of Everetts.
I S Mrljfpnf Pink Hill,
1 principal; Miss. Rachel Godwin, Co
-1 netoe; Miss Pitt Roberson, Roberson
ville; Miss Mary Harris, of Bear
' Grass; Mist Ernestine Johnson, of
' Robersonville; Miss Carrie Lee Rob
erson, of Robersonville; Mist Frances
House, of Robersonville; Miss Hilda
Modlin, of Jamesville.
> Hassells: Mr, George Hsislip, print
cipal; Mrs. Ethel Edmondson, of Has
(Continued da the bade pegs)
' ♦ V-"*- -
Selling approximately 800,000
pounds since the market opened,
including the sales today, the lo
cal market will not average aeven
| cents for the period. And since
last Monday, prices have dropped,
the average ainking so low that it
is a sin and a shame to mention it
Tags have been turned here, and
they have been turned on every
market. The farmers are losing
( REVIVAL ]
Rev. Warren A. Davis, of Waah
ington, N. C., will conduct a reviv
al at Chriatian Chapel, beginning
Sunday night, September 13th, and
will continue for several daya, de
pending upon the intereat and at
tendance at the aervicea.
Services will begin promptly at
7:30 each night, and the people
of thia section are cordially invit
ed to attend thia meeting.
TOTALS 52 CASES
Two Days Are Allowed For
Disposition of Criminal
Fifty-two cases appear on the civil
calendar for trial at the nertt term of
Martin County Superior Court con
vening at Williamston next Monday
, week. The first of the civil cases are
scheduled for hearing Wednesday,
September 23, allowing the two pre
ceding days for clearing the criminal
The cases appearing on the civil cal
endar as prepared by the Martin
County Bar Association include the
Wednesday, September 23
Lynch vs. Johnson.
Johnson vs. Fertilizer Company.
Ferguson vs. Drug Company.
Hoffman Company vs. Brown.
Gardner vs. Rhodes, et al.
Acme Fertilizer Co, vs. Mollis et al.
Boston vs. Cordon et al.
Bullock vs. Wynn.
Thuraday, September 24
177" Hampton vs. Davis et al.
Robefson et al vs. Ausborn, et al.
Blount & Co. vs. Meadows et al.
Peel Motor Co. vs. Barnhill.
1 tassel! et at vs. Bank.
Respass vs. James et al.
Taylor vs. Fertilizer Co.
Harrison ffhis. & Co. vs. Small.
Farmers & Merchants Bank vs.
Bunting et at.
Friday, September 2S
Jobbing Company vs. Bailey.
Harrison and Co. vs. Mobley.
Taylor vs. Gurganus et al.
Fertilizer Company vs. Williams.
Taylor vs. Street.
Fertilizer Co. vs. McLawhorn et al.
Monday, September 28
Parker vs. Railroad.
Whitaker et al vs. Rogerson et al.
Fertilizer Company vs. Raynor.
Fertilizer Co. vs. Barnhill et al.
Fertilizer Co. vs. Maning et al.
Chevrolet Co. vs. Roebuck.
House vs. Roebuck.
Fertilizer Company vs. Weeks.
Fertilizer Company vs. Kerr et al.
Tueaday, September 29
Fleming et al vs. Bank.
Fertiliser Company vs. Sumrell.
Rubber Company vs. Brown.
Staton vs. Hadley.
Roberson and Co. vs. Jolly, Adm.
Davis vs. Davis.
Fertilizer Company vs. Hassell.
Anniej Jones va. Knights of Gideon.
Harrison vs. Lilley et al.-
Harrison vs. We&b et al.
Wednesday, September 30
Fertilizer Company vs. Everett.
Fertiliber Company vs. Frizell et al.
Fertilizer Company vs. Bray.
Fertilizer Company vs. Allan.
Peel vs. Brown. \
Williams vi. Odd Fellows.
Fertilizer Company vt. Heckstall.
Fertilizer Company va. Wilson. -
James va. Bunting.
Mr. Irving Smith, of Robersonville,
wss a business visitor herr today.
everywhere, it seems, and they are
closely followed by the warehouses
and other allied businesses.
Once in a long while a pile will
sell for 25 or 30 cents, but those
piles are so few that they would
not aerve as bait in a crowded fish
The cotton farmer is now sym
pathizing with the tobacco farmer
and vice versa. It is a precarious
11 SCHOOLS OPEN
TERM IN COUNTY
—! — I
Faculties of Eleven White
Schools Opening Monday
Vacation days will he over for a
season for approximately 3, (MM) white
children next Monday* when eleven:
schools cfpin their doors in this coun
ty to receive the seekers of knowl-j
edge during the 1931-32 term. For
them a year of hard work and serious
thought is just'ahead.
Opening under the new S(,ate school
laws and with a new consolidation ar
rangement, the school authorities' will
find it difficult to make adjustments
the first day, but extensive prepara- 1
lions have heen made in an elTort toj
have the 11 units operating smoothly
within a very short time thereafter..
Faculty appointments have heen made 1
complete and while detailed operat
ing arrangements in the schools, in
several instances, are awaiting the,
outcome of the election in the county
next Monday, a successful opening,
is anticipated in all the eleven units'
Thirty-two of thfc thirty-four trucks
in operatin last term have been repair
ed and will be 4>ut back into service
next Monday. Nine new busses will
be added to the fleet, it was learned
from the superintendent of schools' 1
office here yesterday. Two of the new
trucks will replace old ones, and the
other seven will care for recent con
solidations and still leave a crowded
transportation. Truck operation will
be closely observed in tlu? county this
year and careless drivers will l>e dis- 1
charged; in fact, one driver has al- '
ready been-replaced for his careless'
acts, it was stated by the superintend- 1
ent. Busses will be numbered this
year, it was stated. A meeting of the
bus drivers wilj be held within the
next feyv days when rules and regula- '
tions for operating trucks wil be dis- I
cussed by the authorities.
A slight enrollment decrease, due
to various causes, is expected next '
Monday, opening day, but any losses
will be, in all probability, regained as
the term progresses. Last year there 1
were 2,906 pupils enrolled the first day
in the eleven schools opening next
Monday. This number included the
newly consolidated unit enrollments,
and upon this basis, the following en
rollments are ex|>cted this term in the
Jamesville, 371; Dardens, 83; Wil
lia'mston 700; Hear Grass, 267; Ever-,
etts, 310; Kobersonville, 423; Oak
City, 336; Hamilton, 165; Parmele, 80;
Gold Point, 102, and Hassell, 70.
Only four whie schools will fail
to open Monday, and their opening
dates will be determined next Mon
day by the election. If the election
is carried, these four schools, Farm
Life with an enrollment last year of
142; Griffins with an enrollment of 29,
Lilley Hall, 46; Macedonia, 34, will
probably open the 21st. If the elec
tion fails, the opening for the three
units will be delayed several weeks, it
Four colored schools, Williamston,
Jamesville, Robersonville, and Par
mele, with a combined enrollment of
1,607, are also scheduled to open next
Mrs. Irene Jervit, of Philadelphia,
Pa., has been compelled by law to give
up her miniature zoo, which consist
ed of 100 white mice, IS turtles, 10
dogs, 5 cats, 6 parrots, and 2 monkeys
because one of the latter animals had
beaten a neighbor's head with the ban
-1 jo it had stolen.
[ REMEMBER THEM j
A last call is being made to the
citizens of this county to consider I
the future welfare of their children j
and vote in the election next Mon
day. The polls are scheduled to
open at 5:33 a. m. and cloie at
6:16 p. m.
Tomorrow is challenge day, and
it is believed .that the registration
of 2,431 will be altered slightly in
several of the precincts, but ..not j
more than a dozen votes, if that
many, in all the districts combined.
The Enterprise is making ar
rangements to tabulate the vote as
early as possible after the polls
close at 6:16 next Monday, and
wishes to thank those who are co
operating in the effort.
In an effort to get the complete
returns by eight o'clock Monday
ni(ght, poll holders are cordially
, asked to start their counts as soon
as possible after the polls close
and telephone 46, collect, their
'BUS SERVICE IS
HERE THIS WEEK
Total of Sixteen Busses
Daily Now Operating
Inaugurating a n improved bus
I schedule here yesterday, tin- Virginia
Beach litis Lines and connecting com
! panics are now operating fourteen
large busses in and out of here daily,
offering Willianiston and this section
j one of the best .Ims passenger services
| enjoyed by any large city in the
, South. While the present schedules
. might be slightly altered later on,
| operating arrangements were virtually
I completed here yesterday by General
I Manager Hawkins, of the Virginia
j Heach Line and officials of the Sea
| shore Transportation Company ami
| the Carolina* Coach Company.
I Yesterday, ' schedules were niain
| tained out if here to Norfolk, Raleigh
and Wilmington . and , intermediate
points as well as points further north,
south and west. The first hi Is leaves
Williauistoii at 8:l»> a. m., folio-wed by I
another at 11:10 a. in., and another at
2:15 |>. in. and still another at 5:45 p.j
in. and a fifth one at 9:00 p. in. The
first Ims for Killcigh during the day,
or rather just after midnight, leaves
here at 12:15 a. ill , a second one
leaves at 11:30 a. in., a third one at
3:20 p. ni. and a fourth one at 7:30
p. in. Tin' Seashore line, is operating
a bus out of here for Wilmington at
• 11:30 a. in. and another •tie .at 4:00 p.
m. -The Virginia Heach Bus Line is
operating ,a bus out of here to Wash
ington at 5:45 and another at 9:00 p.
in., making connection with a bus at
I Washington for Wilmington. A bus
operated by the Seashore Lines, reach
jing here at 6:00 p. in. from Wilming
jton will leave again on its return trip
[at 7:30 p. in., hut will spend the night
_in Washington and continue the fol
lowing morning. In addition to these
'schedules, the Bethel-Columbia Line
will continue its two trips daily be
tween those towns, stopping here at
11:20 a. ni. and 3:50 in the afternoon.
All schedules * (are maintained the
week around with the of
of the Bethel-Columbia trip&._^
The schedule is centered here be
tween 11 a. in. and 12:00 o'clock noon,
I when busses leave for Raleigh, Nor
folk, Wilmington and l'lyiuouth and
over the Norfolk to Raleigh
route has required two busses at
times this week, and when additional
colleges begin to open during the next
few-days, more busses will be added
to the regular schedules. Increased
traffice is anticipated on the Norfolk-
Wilmington route when the service
between New YJ»rk and Florida, via
Willianiston, is firmly established, it
The lines have added several new
busies, tlicit ..equipment eemparmg
favorably with that used anywhere.
One of the Wilmington busses,
operated by T. J. Morton, will be
held here each night after its return
trip from Wilmington at 9:00 p. m.
To put the town on the map as a
Gretna Green, five Evanston (111.), jus
i tiers of the peace will not only per
form the marriage ceremonies with
out charge, but they will also pay taxi
fare for out-of-town couples from the
railway station. '
Watch the Label On Yoor
Paper As It. Carries the Data
When Yoor Subscription Expires
1,216 VOTES TO
Failure To Vote Counts
Same As Vote Against
I The future of Martin County's youth
will rest in the hands of 2,431 citi
zens next Monday, when those voters
take part in an election calling for a
two-months extended school ternf in
this cdunty. To assure Martin Coun
ty's approximately 8,000 children equal
j educational advantages, none less than - v
j 1,210 of the citizen.i registered will
j have to favor the proposal with-their
..votes next Monday.
-Heavy registrations have been re
ported in virtually all the 12 voting
.precincts in the county, and a close
| contest is expected. Indifference on
j the part of those citizens registered
|,'and who favor the proposal will mean
defeat, for there is a marked opposi
| tion ill several of the 12 precincts, and
pilose who wonld have equal educa
tional advantages provided for the
should remember that when
they fail to vote tor the measure, it
| automatically counts against the ex
tended term. „
| Ballots are being distributed this
week and booths are being erected in
the 12 voting places preparatory to
| settling one of the most important
questions to face Martin County school
j children In a number of years. All
'day next Monday hundreds of peo
'ple, interested in the welfare of Martin
I County and its youth,will visit the
polls in an effort to establish an eight
! months county-wide school term.
J There will be opposition, strong op
position, reports indicate, and those
|who would provide for the youth of
tomorrow will have to fight hard to
| Generally .speaking, and with but
I few exceptions, the opposition is
I strongest where the proposal is not
fully understood. All kinds of un
founded tales have been told by some
of those who would reduce their chil
dren to serfdom that the educational
, opportunities might be limited to the
lew while the less fortunate continue
their labors in tobacco and cotton
Martin citizens are urged to go to
the polls next Monday'and take part
. in the election, one that .is not of a
political nature, but one that means
' much to the county's welfare.
| Following is the registration figures
jfor the 12 precincts:
| Janiesville 250
J Williams , 132
i Griffins .. ..., ; 31S
' | Bear Grass ;. 201
J Cross Koads 199
. i Robersonville 368
i Gold Point 87
' (loose Nest 123
• Hassell 113
I Hamilton ~...? 131
' l'oplar Point 82
I In connection with the election, the
following letter was issued this week
by the office of the Martin County
Board of Education, and signed by
i T. C. Griffin, chairman of the board
I of commissioners; W. O. Griffirt, chair
man of the board of education; }, Sam
Getsinger, auditor; and J. C. Manning, '
"To the voters of Martin County:
There still seems to be some question
in the minds of many people about the
| special county-wide tax election.
"For your information, we are giv
ing here an exact copy of tlve proceed
- ings of the calling of this special elec
-1 "'Board of Eduation in regular ses-
I sion August 3, 1931.
"'Motion Mr. Rogers, second Mr.
( Getsinger, that the Board of Educa
tion request the county commissioners
I j to call a county-wide special tax elec-
( I tion to extend the six-month school
I' term. Th levy not to exceed 20 cent 9
I on the SIOO property valuation, that it
lie made clear that the present tax
continue in case the new eletion is
not successful. The Board of Educa
-1 t(on went before the county commis
sioners and stated its action. The
commissioners voted unanimously to
call the special election in accordance
with the wishes of the board of edu- '
cation. It is further ordered that if
' said election is carried that no addi
' tional special tax shall be levied in
1 any special taxing district in the coun- ,
ty, but if said election is not carried
, then the present system of local taxa
, tion is not to be affected.'
"There are a number of citizens in
the 'county that have been told and
I led to believe that this is an added
. tax on the special taxes they are now
(Continued on page four)
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