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VOLUME XXXIV—NUMBER 68
LOCAL OFFICERS
_ HELP IN ARRREST
NEGRO SLAYER
Murderer Was Riding On
Bus From Raleigh To
Norfolk
Local officers. Sheriff C. B. Roebuck
and Chief of Police W. B. Daniel, as
sisted in tKe arrest of Everett McLean,
colored, who shot and killed B. H.
Beasley, Southern Pines policeman,
near Durham Tuesday night, at Tar
boro Wednesday morning. The negro
after his arrest, was returned to Dur
ham and placed in a cell, where he
killed himself by hanging later in the
day.
"freeing McLean to the Raleigh bus
station, officers learned that he had
bought a~ ticket to Norfolk. The bus
had left Raleigh before the officers ar
rived there, and they gave chase. Un
acquainted with the bus routings, the
Durham officers, four of them, went to
Greenville. Officers there were called
into conference, and local officers were
advised to meet the Norfolk bus here.
Going to the local station, Sheriff Roe
buck and Chief Daniel learned that the
man stopped in Tarboro, and they left
immediately to take part in the search
for him there.
Near Robersonville, the local offi
cers met the four from Durham and
two more from Greenville and waved
them back. Going to Tarboro, the
group of law enforcers joined Tar
boro police and located Everett in a
hotel there. Everett had no gun at
the time, but he did have $360 in cash.
He was removed to the Durham Coun
ty jail.
According to the story told by Sher-t
--off Roebuck and Chief Daniel, the
Southern Pines officer was driving
from Boydton, Va., to his home with
McLean, McLean's wife and sister,
and a negro man. They had been to
the Virginia town in an effort to with
draw charges in a case there charging
the negro with-the attempted drown
ing of his wife. About five miles out
of Durham, McLean fired on the of
ficer and then turned his gun on his
wife. The car was wrecked and Mc-
Lean's sister was killed in the crash,
the fourth negro, Junius Austin, escap
ing unhurt.
The driver and other occupants of
the Norfolk bus noticed Everett was
acting peculiar, but thought nothing
of it. Blood, from minor cut received
when the car was wrecked the night
before was found on the rear seat of
the bus, where he rode from Raleigh
to Tarboro,
SAM T. CARSON
IS DROWNED
Loses Life When His Auto
Plunges Into Tranters
Creek Wednesday
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Samuel T. Carson, Greenville attor
ney and a native of Bethel, was drown
ed and his brother, Baxter Carson,
was badly hurt early Wednesday night
when their car struck a bridge railing
and overturned into Tranters Creek,
between Pactolus and Washington.
Carson, 29 years old, was well known
here, where he played in the Eastern
Carolina baseball league several years
ago.
The car was driven by Sam Carson,
who was said to have been blinded
by the lights of an automobile parked
near the bridge, and hit the end of
the bridge railing. The car hurtled
into the stream, and Sam was said
to pushed his brother from the
car and then came out himself.
While they were struggling franti
cally against the current of the cold
water, a negro residing a short dis
tance from the stream, and who had
heard the crash, rushed toMhe creek
v bank and threw a long pole to the
straggling men. Baxter was pulled to
shore, but his brother drowned before
he could be rescued. Sam was said to
have almost reached shore when he
missed his brother, and going back
for him he drowned.
UNION EPWORTH
LEAGUE MEETING
Held With. Holly Springs
Church, Near Here,
This Week .
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A union Epworth League meeting,
was held at Holly Springs, near here, 1
last Monday evening with seventy
leaguers, representing four organiza
tions in attendance. An interesting
program was rendered with Mr. Ches
son, president of the union, in charge. -
Rev. Mr. Baum, secertary of the dis-.
trict*organization, appeared before the
meeting and offered valuable informa-'
tion having to do with league activi-J
ties.
, The Holly Spring leaguers, serving
supper to the visitors, were real en-
These meetings are held once each
month, first with one league and then
another. The anion includes leagues in
this and Washington county.
Tlffi ENTERPRISE
Mrs. Asa T. Crawford Dies
! In Hospital at Washington
After Illness of Few, Days
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NICKEL SHORTAGE
The little round slots in these
condensed pool tables scattered
throughout the section are perfect
traps for the "jits," making nickel
shipment of SIOO worth or more
i necessary each week. Owners of
the tables gather the coina and if
they are here out of banking hours,
the five-cent pieces are carted a
way.
Many coins of that denomina
tion arc also being used in mak- _
ing change lor laborers harvesting
peanuts, cotton, and com, and
working in various factories and
establishments.
DR. FRANK DEAN
TO HOLD SERIES
SERVICES HERE
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Public Invited To Join In
"Witnessing For Christ"
Movement Next Month
i The special "Witnessing for Christ"
movement, which is being inaugurated
in the Episcopal Church, will reach
this city Sunday evening, November
15, when the Rev. Frank Dean, I). 1).,'
will hold services at the Church of the
Advent and continuing through the
week, holding services in the church
and at the home of the people, teaching
and preaching the things of the King
dom of God. Doctor L)ean comes
from Wilmington and is known as one
of the strong preachers of this Diocese. I
Bishop Darst and the officers of the
Diocese with the rector of this church
are must earnest in urging the mem
bers of this church to cooperate in
every way that they can in bringing
every member of this church, as well
as those who have no church home,
to these services, for it can he said in
all truth and earnestness that in these
Witnessing for Christ services the
Kingdom of God and His Christ will
come very near to us. We need to'
pray to God for personal conserva
tion and personal conviction first, for
it is only in so far as we are conse
crated ourselves and convicted of sin
and convinced of the saving grace of
God and our Lor I and Sav;our, Jesu*
Christ, which comes to us through the
Sacraments, service* and ministration*
of the church that we c:m reach oth
ers and show to the world by our
fruits and by our Jives that we ha-ve
submitted our lives and wills to the
Will of God and that we arc willing
to do His will as far as He has given
us the ability and i!ie power to do it.
Every man, wonun, and child of
Williamston and surrounding com
munities are most cordially invited to .
attend these services, and we ask the ;
prayers of Christian men and women
of these communities for God to great
ly bless this movement to the end that (
Christ instead of chaos may come into |
the life of our church and community j
and to the people who must realize now*
as never before that Christ is the only
hope of the world and without Him
chaos and confusion will result and
bring our civilization to an inglorious
end.
Church of the Advent
Sunday scjiool at 10 a. in.
Morning prayer and sermon at 11.
St. Martin Chfarch—Hamilton
Sunday school, at 10 a. m.
Holy communion and sermon at 3:30
p. m. "V
Evening prayer and sermon at 7: 30.
FIRE COMPANY.
ANSWERS 2 CALLS
No Damage Results When
Soot In Two House
Chimneys Burn
Present indications point to a busy
season for the local fire department
and its members, the company having
answered two calls this week to bring
the total up to four since the cold
weather set in.
Last Tuesday afternoon, the com-i
pany was called out when a chimney ■
burned out at the home of Mr. and |
Mrs. Mizelle on east Main Street. A
second call was answered early Wed
nesday morning, when a chimney at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. An
derson in New Town burned out and
scorched the woodwork in several
places. No damage resulted from
either of the blazes.
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Sunday Services at the
Local Christian Church
The following services will be held
at the local Christian church Sunday:
Regular service at 11 o'clock.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m.
A cordial invitation is extended to
ill and a hearty welcome swaits you
to these services.
Williamston, Martin North Carolina, Friday, October 23, 1931
FUNERAL WILL BE
HELD SATURDAY
AT CHURCH HERE
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Died Last Night of Pneu
monia Following An
Operation Tuesday
Mrs. Asa T. Crawford, one of Wil
liamston's most beloved women, and
a leader for years in Sunday school '
and k church work here, died suddenly !
1 last flight . at—ll:ls in a Washington
hospital of pneumonia. Suffering an
acute attack of appendicitis last Tues-i
day, Mrs. Crawford was immediately !
removed to the hospital, where an op
eration was i>erforrned. She was get-!
ting along very well up until yester- .
.day, when penumonia developed, her |
weak heart hastening the end.
Born here 57 years ago, Mrs. Craw- I
| ford as the daughter of Mrs. Fannie j
'S. Biggs, a member of a prominent j
! Tyrrell County family, and her j
jhusbahd, the late John Dawson Biggs. |
She was educated in Ihe local schools '
land the old Williamston Academy.
Karly in her youth she joined the j
Baptist church here, rendering a noble I
and untiring service in her chosen re- j
ligious field. For 35 years, she was |
' treasurer of the Baptist Sunday school |
here, and since early womanhood, she j
taught a class in the Sunday school.
Her work was not limited to the
church, for she was active in the in
terest of her fellowinan, rendering a
willing aid to those in 'need in times
of distress and misfortune, f .
Karly in December, 18 ( >7, "Miss
Pat," as she was favorably known by
ber many friends throughout this sec
tion, was married to Mr. Asa Torn !
Crawford, who survives. No children
were horn to the union,
j She is survived by her mother, Mrs.
Fannie S. Biggs, of Williamston, one
sister, Mrs. E. H. Morrison, of Vir
ginia Ucach and Tarboro, and two '
brothers, Messrs. Harry A. Biggs, of
, Williamston, and John D. Biggs, of ,
Rutherfordlon, N.
j Funeral services will be conducted
from the Baptist church tomorrow aft- 1
ernoon by her pastor, Rev. Charles H. !
Dickey, assisted by Rev. X. T. Piep
hoff, of the local Presbyterian church.
Dr. Wm. R. Burrell, Murfreesboro
minister and a former pastor of the
Baptist church here, is expected to.
be here and take part in the service. |
Interment will follow in the -Baptist
Cemetery.
Dr. and Mrs. Big|{s arrived here
early this morning from their home in 1
Rutherford ton. !
SMALL BOY IS
J SLIGHTLY HURT j
Greenville Youth Struck by
] Car of Edmond Harris, (
Of Grass
Frank Wilson, the seven-year-old |
son of Mr. and Mrs. Franfc Wilson, of ,
Greenville, was accidentally run down
and painfully but not seriously hurt in
that town 4 last Tuesday afternoon by
jMr. Edmond Harris, resident of Bear,
Gt;ass, this county. The boy suffered
a broken leg, other injuries being only
minor ones. •»
I Mr. Harris, driving his car out of
Greenville at the time, saw the Wilson ,
child and another one playing with a j
water pipe near the street. Just as he j
reached them the Wilson boy ran in j
front of his car and the other one
ran into a fender, but he was not badly
hurt.
There was no carelessness on the
part of Mr. Harris, according to state
ments made by witnesses to the acci- !
dent.
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.Presbyterians Announce
Program Of Services
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True sayings: "It is better to beg I
' bread for a little while on earth, as
I Lazarus did, than to beg water for-
I ever in Hell."
Church school, '9:45 a. m.
Worship service and sermon, 11 a.
I m.—Subject: "Was Jesus a Revolu
tionist?" I
During His short life, Jesus was ac
cused by many of being a
ist. He broke the law of the Sabbath,
and of fasting, and did many other
. revolutionary things. Ought Christians
to do the same things today, and if so,
when? I
Bear Grass
Sunday school at 9:30 a ,m. ,
Worship service and sermon, 7 p. m.
Revival begins Sunday, November 1.
Roberson's Farm Misaion
Sunday SCIKJOI at 3 p. m.
Series of evangelistic services every
night at 7:30 o'clock until November 1.
You are always welcome at these
services. Come.
BANKERS WILL
HOLD MEETING
HERE OCT. 30TH
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Will Discuss Details of the
President's National
Credit Plans
An important meeting of prominent
| bankers in Eastern North Carolina will
ibe held here next Friday night, when
| they will discuss details of President
.Hoover's National Credit Corporation,
it was announced here today by Mr.
C. D. Carstarphen, cashier of the
Branch Banking apd Trust Company
here. A complete program for the
meeting has not been announced at
! this time, but bankers from Dare, Pas
quotank, Hertford, Northampton, Ber
tie. Perquimans, Chowan, Washington,
; beaulort, Pitt, and Martin Counties
are expected to be here that day.
! Mr. Robert M. Hanes, president of
the North Carolina Bankers' Associa
tion, will head the program, Mr. Car
starphen said.
| The general idea behind the Hoover
, plan, Mr. Hanes has explained, is to
provide a fund whereby solvent banks,
! faced with overwhelming amounts of
| fro/en assets, may receive aid in li
quidating them and realizing cash with
which to carry on their operations.
! The National Credit Corporation has
| been described as a ."pawn shop for
slow paper."
l.arge sums have been subscribed to
i the $500,000,000 fund being raised for
jcredit expansion, it is understood. Mr.
I Hanes will make full explanation of
[the workings of the plan at the meet
ing here next Friday, Mr. Carstarphen
said today.
DEATH OF MRS.
R. M. JOHNSON
AT HAMILTON
Dies Suddenly at the Home
of Her Daughter, Mrs.
Paul L. Salsbury
Mrs. R. M. Johnson, beloved wo-j
man of Scotland Neck, died suddenly,
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul
'L. Salsbury, in Hamilton, last Satur
jday morning at 1 o'clock.
| Mrs. Johnson, apparently in good
health, arrived in Hamilton to visit her
daughter and Mr, Salsbury for a few
days. Friday night about 11 o'-
clock, Mrs. Salsbury heard a noise in
her mother's room, and going there
Mrs. Johnson told her she had had a
had dream and that she must have |
'made the noise while, sleeping. Mrs. j
'Johnson added that she felt all right.;
I Later in the night, about 1 o'clock, au-
j other noise was heard in Mrs. John-j
son's room, and Mrs. Salsbury again
i went to investigate. Mrs. Johnson told
jher that she believed she was dying.
IA doctor was immediately called hut
lliefore he could reach the home Mrs.
'Johnson was dead,
I" Before- her marriage, Mrs. Johnson
was Miss Martha Shields, of Scot
land Neck. She was one of the most
Jbeloved women of that section through
,out a long and useful life of 76 years. 1
'Her husband, the late L>r. H. M. John
son, was, for years, one of the first
[citizens of Halifax County. It will be
recalled that he died suddenly in the j
Kobersonville Baptist church while at-1
tending an association meeting there.
10 years ago. He had just completed
an address in the interest of orphan-'
age work when he died.
r *' Johnson leaves three children,
Hifch Johnson, of Scotland Neck; Vic
tor Johnson, of Brownwood, Texas,
and Mrs. P. L. Salsbury, of Hamilton,
} and nine grandchildren. _J
J Funeral services were conducted in
Scotland Neck Sunday afternoon by
j Rev. Mr. Goode, pastor of the Bap-1
jtist church there. She was buried be-,
side her husband in the cemtery there.
Agent Announces Prices
For Curb Market Here
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I The following prices will be in ef
fect at the curb market here tomor
row morning:
j Snap beans, pound, '7 cents; butter
beans, 3 pounds, 20 rents; collards,
pound, 5 and 8 cents; peppers, pound '
4 cent*; cream, pint, 30 cents; butter,!
pound, 32 cents; irish potatoes, pound|
1 1-2 cents; sweet potatoes, 5 pounds,!
12 cents; tomatoes, pound, 6 cents;,
| turnip greens, pound, 5 cents; eggs, l
dozen, 26 cents; chickens, live, pound,
19 cents. " 1
TEACHERS MEET
'
The first meeting of the Mar- j
tin County teachers will be held
here the first Saturday in nest
month, November 7, it waa an
nounced this week by the super
intendent of achoola.
The meeting has been postponed
twice, first on account of a district
welfare meeting held in Edenton,
and later on account of delayed !
payment of teachers,
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Governor Again Urged to Call
Special Session of Legislature
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NUMBER CASES
TRIED TUESDAY
!j COUNTY COURT
Larceny Cases Show Gain
In Number In Martin
County Recently
( Crime WeWS developing in the Mar
tin County Recorder's Court here was
centered around thefts at the last
Tuesday session. Sentences, varying
in duration from 90 days ta 9 mouth*
on the State highways, were meted
out by Judge J. VV. Bailey during the
day.
j Nine cases were called at the ses
sion, as follows:
J-. Judgment was suspended in the case
charging Clinton Merritt with violat
ing the liquor laws. The defendant
paid the costs.
| C apiases were issued for the arrest
of Newsome Robbins. charged with
driving an automobile while under the]
of liquor, and the arrest of
George Purvis, charged with abandon
ment. v ~ i
| The case charging Chester Terry'
with violating the liquor laws, was
continued one week.
| Jim Biggs was sentenced to the
roads for a period of four months
jwhen the court adjudged him guilty
of larceny and receiving. Biggs ap
pealed, the court requiring bond in
the sum of S2OO,
William Sutton and William Daniel
were found not guilty in the case
.charging them wi|h larceny and re
ceiving. 4
| Pleading guilty in the case charging
him with larceny and receiving, Bryant
Dixon was sentenced to the roads for
a term of nine months.
| Found guilty of an assault with a
j deadly weapon, Richard' Ore was sen
jtenced to the roads for a period of 90
days.
I The case charging Johnnie Williams
with larceny and receiving was con
tinued.
| A nol pros resulted in the case
charging C. M. Burton with passing
a worthless check.
METHODIST
CHURCH NOTES
Quarterly Conference Will
j Be Held With Church
At Holly Springs
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! Rev. C. T. Rogers, Pastor
Several highspots appear in the
Methodist church announcements for
Sunday and next week, Rev. C. T.
Rogers pointed out in addressing an
urgent appeal for a goodly attendance
' upon each of the services.
Sunday school will convene at the
usual hour, 9:45 a. m., preaching serv
ices following at 11 o'clock that morn
ing an*)., at 7:30 that evening. The
1 Epworth league will meet Monday at
7:30 p. m., the at 7:00
Tuesday evening, and the mid-week
prayer service Wednesday at 7:30 p. m.
' The pastor calls attention of all
| members to the last quarterly confer
ence that will be held at Holly Springs
next Friday and to the annual con
ference convening at Greenville the
118 th of next month. Mr. Rogers stat
ed that he was desirous to have the
members of the church keep these
dates in mind and assist in making the
' report ready for the annual meeting.
| Mr. Rogers has the following to say
'in connection with the Sunday school:
From the Sunday school, 45 Meth
odist men are lost, strayed, stolen, or
,"som'en." If you can say a word or
Ido something to have them returned
to the Sunday school Sunday morn
ing at 9:45, the church and school
would be greatly helped. I an} sure you
would be amply repaid for your ef
fort. sU by chance, one of these whom
very anxious about, should I>ee
this item, won't you think many times
over, between now and Sunday morn
ing, how much we need you and how
much you need the Sunday school.
| We are going to have a place for you,
' and don't disappoint us. The men's
| Bible class will have charge of the
I song service Sunday morning.
Last Sunday, we had the largest at
tendance for many months and the
men's Bible class had its largest num
-1 ber of scholars present. Come on and
! give us a lift Sunday.
! Editor Forced trfm Work
j After 40 Years of Service
j This week, for the first time in forty
years, Editor Andrew J. Connor, of
the Roanoke-Chowan Times, Rich
Square, failed to edit his paper. In ill
health a greater part of this year, Mr.
Connor underwent s serious operation
.in a Rocky Mount hospital early this
I week, forcing him to suspend his work
on the paper that has well served the
> people of the Roanoke-Chowan section
,for a number of years.
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jf PAY TEACHERS I
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\ Approximately t14,000 was re
leased in the county this week
when the State of North Carolina
1 paid the achool teachera and set
tled other accounts. A greater por
tion of the amount went to teach
ers for their services rendered
during the first school month of
, J the 1931-32 term.
[ The amount paid out this week
j was considerably less than the ex
penditure made during the first
I! month of operation of the Martin
! County schools last year, the
1 greater patt of the reduction re
sulting in decreased salaries of
teachers, and a limited number of
teachers.
ARREST THREE
FOR ALLEGED
ASSAULT ON MAN
Dennis, Robert and Arthur
i Barber Jailed for Alleged
Assault-on Roy Andrews
|
Dennis Barber, Robert Barber and
Arthur Barber, white men of Williams
township, this county, .nvere arrested
late, yesterday by Sheriff C. B. Roe
buck and Deputy S. H. Grimes in
j connection with the shooting of Roy
I Andrews, white man, in the islands
, section of that district last Saturday, i
. Ihe first of the three is charged with '
secret assault with intent to kill, the
. warrant charging the other two with
aiding and abetting in the alleged
i crime. .
I Rumor .credits Deiinis Barber with
1 firing a .-load of shot into Mr. Andrews,
injuring him Badly buf not seriously
I about the arm and face. According to
stories heard here, Barber, thinking
i Andrews was a game warden or a
. revenue ollicer, took his stand in the
, woods, and when the man was 20 or
. 25 yards away, he fired the gun with
r the intent flu kill him. Andrews yelled
and caled for help but his attacker
fled. It is believed that the shot would
' have killed Andrews had he not had
| his gun on his shoulder, the stock of
J which caught a large number of the
■Htcel shot.
When arrested yesterday, the three
men denied the charges. They will be
given a hearing in the recorder's
court here next Tuesday.
CLUBS IN ANNUAL
MEET THURSDAY
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Home Demonstration Club
j Members of County
Here Yesterday
4 p
| The annual business meeting of the
J several Martin County Home Demon
. stration .clubs was held here yester
day afternoon, a joing session being,
held immediately afterwards with the
j local Woman's club when an interest
ing program was given.
I Miss Lora E. Sleeper, home agent
in charge of the program, presented
Miss Georgia Piland, of Tyrrell coun
i ty, who made an instructive talk on
.."Native Shrubbery." Miss Piland ex
j hihited several of the shrubs and made
suggestions as to the places of plant
ing. She was well informed on her
subject and told her. hearers how to
. divide their grbund anct. which plants
to cultivate in the various ylots.
r k-JPfie several demonstration clubs
were represented at the meeting. j
, A short business session was held j
by the local club when regular com-'
I mittee reports were made of the work ,
| accomplished during the past month.
The club voted to replenish the kitch- j
en and table ware so that the club
could serve at least one hundred peo- j
pie at one time. The treasurer, Mrs. j
'j. G. Staton reported $100.32 in the
'club treasury. '•-  • |
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Baptismal Service at the \
Baptist Church Sunday j
I There will be a baptismal service at
the Baptist church next Sunday morn-|
ing at the 11 o'clock hour, following
a short sermon. r *
i 1 In the evening the pastor will speak
on "What We Owe the Christian j
J Church." This will be the last of a
series of five Sunday evening addresses (
on the various denominations operat
■ ing in Williamston.
' I The series has been well attended,
f and it has been hoped, all along, that
1 they would make some contribution to
I the further harmony and good will be
., tween the several communions,
ij The church [x-ople note with regret
i that it hat been necessary for Mr.
r I Vernon Godwin and Mrs. A. T. Craw
i i ford to go to hospitals this week,
i These people and their families are re
jtnembered by the church.
Watch the Label On Toor
Papar As It Carriaa tha Data
Whaa Yoor Subscription Expires
ESTABLISHED 1898
I GARDNER GIVES
PROPOSAL SOME
CONSIDERATION
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Large Delegations of Mer
chants and Farmers
Are Heard
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Going before Governor O. Max
(uirdner in Raleigh Wednesday, a del
egation of farmers, business men, and
egislators urged the chief executive to
call a special session of the General
Assembly, the group making the most
mpressive showing that has been yet
made for special legislation limiting
j cotton and tobacco acreage' in North
| Carolina. And it now looks as if the
governor might call the legislators to
nether, provided they pledge them-
I selves to lay off the tobacco com
panies. Apparently realizing that the
governor would not call a session un
jless he was assured no attack would
.be made on the tobacco companies,
those speaking at the delegation meet
ing also advocated a pledge by the
j legislators to consider only crop re
duction legislation, expressing confi
dence that such pledges would be forth
coming.
j Governor Gardner, who was obvious-
Ily impressed by the earnestness of
the delegations, most but not all of
whose members came from eastern
North Carolina, and by the apparent
strength of sentinient in their coun
ties, did not commit himself on the
proposals, but told each delegation that
he would give the matter most seri
ous and careful consideration.
The time merchants asked that a
special session be preceded by a con
ference between the Governors of
| North Carolina, South Carolina, Geor
gia, and Virginia, with such other rep
resentatives from the States as might
jbe selected, with a view to uniform
legislation.
Many Have Changed
Ihe delegation of merchants was
| headed by State Senator W. G. Clark.
Jof Edgecombe, and Senators Baggett,
of Harnett, and Lynch, of Robeson,
and Representatives Robert Young, of
Harnett, and Ruffin, of Bertie, all of
whom advocated a special session.
| However, much of the talking was
done by the merchants in the morning
and by the farmers in the afternoon,
many of whom said they had form
jerly opposed\a special session of the
I legislature, but were now in favor of
adopting the Texas law, which does
'not permit more than 30 per cenl. oi
the cultivated land of any farmer to
,be permitted in any one soil-exhaust
ing crpp.
j Considerable stress was laid upon
I the action QL other states and the pos
[sible effect upon them of action by
■ North Carolina. Governor Gardner
stressed the point that the laws en
tirely prohibiting planting of cotton
which were passed by Louisiana and
South Carolina are null and void since
jtlii refusal of Texas to pass such a law
has made it impossible for the 75 per
Jcent acreage, upon ,which those laws
made contingent. Arkansas and Miss
issippi have followed the Texas law
while other states have not yet acted.
Argument! Advanced
I The chief arguments advanced at
both the meetings were that the recent
rise in the price of cotton in the face
of government reports of a larger yield
can only be attributed to legislation
and the prospect of further legislation,
that North Carolina would have to
i make less actual reduction than any
! other state in order to conform to the
I Texas law, that voluntary reduction
1 has-been tried and proved wholly ui}-
j successful, and that a large majority
lof the farmers desire the legislation.
N. G. Bartlett, of Kinston, secretary
|of the Eastern Carolina Chamber of
j Commerce, who headed the delegation
of farmers yesterday afternoon, said
j that boards of commissioners in IS
i counties had gone on record in favor
'of the legislation, and his delegation
' included several county commissioners.
| 'Several farmers and merchants
fiom this county went before the gov
! ernor and urged him to call a special
1 session. Those attending from this
Icounty included J. G. Staton, D. R.
Everett, and H. C. Norman.
To Reorganize Everetts
Parent-Teacher Group
•
A reorganization of the Everetta
Parent-Teacher association will be
perfected at a meeting of ieachers and
( school patrons in the school building
I there n«xt Tueaday evening at 7:30 o'>
' clock, Principal D. N. Hix announced
today.
School patrons are urg«d to be pres
ent and take part in the reorganisa
tion program and the work that ia
vitally necessary as a part of the as
sociation's program thia term.
    

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