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Hundred Marts County Homes
Eden ton Convocation Will
Convene In The Church
Of The Advent
The Edenton Convocation convened
in the Church of the Advent here 011
November 17, 1910, during the rec
torship of Rev. William J. Gordon,
and comes to the parish for the first
time since that date on tomorrow,
Wednesday, October 28.
It is interesting t > note that the
Edenton Convocation was the firs!
formed in the Diocese, and embraces
the northeastern counties, many oi
which border on Virginia. The first
auxiliaries organized were those at
Edenton, Woodville, and Windsor. In
1908, there were three convocations,
namely, Edenton, New Bern, and Wil
mington. A change was made so that
only Edenton and Wilmington remain,
and these two cover the entire Diocese.
For many years the meetings were
held every fifth Sunday in the year in
one of the parishes, but later only two
meetings were scheduled to be held.
The late Rev. Nathaniel Harding
was the first dean, and he was suc
ceeded at his death by Dr. R. B. Drane.
The present dean is Rev. Stephen
Gardner, rector of St. Peters church at
Washington. Mrs. Victor Shelburne.
of Washington, is president, and will
preside over, the meeting here tomor
row. She will use a gavel made of oak
secured by Dr. Drane from Roanoke
Island, where Virginia Dare was bom
and baptized. It was fashioned by
Tiffany, of New Yark, and on it are in
scribed the names of all the president
of the convocation. It was the gift
of Mrs. J. G. Staton, who for many
>ears was Diocesan President of the
Woman's Auxiliary. Mrs. C. J. Saw
yer, of Winrisc r, treasure*- of the Unit
ed Thank Offering, will be present at
the meeting, 4s will M's Mae WOOJ
Window, of Hertford, educational sec
retary. whose iitdu-ss on India Iws
- b«.en very irileieM og and instructive
this year. i
Bishop Thomas C. Darst, who is at
New Bern today, will deliver an ad
dress during the motning session.
Pastor Will Talk on Grand
Opera Stars Who Came
From Church Choirs
A unque service i* announced (or
the Sunday evening hour at the Bap
tilt church next Sunday evening.
Working upon the idea that nearly all
grand opera, grand concert, and nra
toria lingers, who have thrilled the
h««rt of the musical world, have come
out of the churches and church choirs,
the pastor of the church has made a
study of this matter, and is prepared to
speak upon it at that hour.
The study has brought out the in
formation that nearly all the world'*
great singers have come » that way.
They were first discovered in church
choirs, popular attention was focused
upon them in that way; and froift the
sympathetic hearings fciven them by
groups of church people, they got their
first impetus to go on in the pursuit
of their work.
4 Such familiar names as those of Mel
ba, Schumann-Heink, and Marion Tal
ley, and literally dozens of others, have
sung themselves to fame over this
route. It is thought that all music
lovers in particular and church people
in general will enjoy this unique serv
Al Capone Gets 11-Year
Sentence in Leavenworth
Found guilty of evading the income
tax laws, Alphonse Capone, notorious
gangster and underworld dog, was last
week sentenced by Judge James H.
Wilkerson to *erve 11 years in Leav
enworth Prison and pay a fine of $50,-
s 000.
Capone, the king of beer, liquor, and
gambling rackets in Chicago, was
found guilty after a long and expen
sive drive by the Federal government.
Skewarkee Masons Will
" Meet Here Tonight, 7:30
It was anonunced yesterday by of
ficials'of Skewarkee lodge of Masons
that a regular meeting would be held
tonigfct at 7:30 in the lodge hall. All
members are urged to be present and
visitors are cordially invited. Bwtic
ular attention is called to the change
in time of meeting, 7:30, instead of
ft o'clock as in the past. TJiere will
be work in the second degree.
Margolis Firm Offering
Unusual Hose Bargains
Sizeable saving are being made pos
sible in hose purchases at Margolis
Brothers' here this week, the firm of
fering Gold Stripe "Adjnstables" for
$1.65 a pair. It is Gold Stripe Fash
ion week throughout the country, hence
the savings to the public.
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Where the Edenton Convocation will convene here tomorrow for the
first time in nearly twenty-one years. Prominent church leaders, includ-
Bishop Thomas C. Darst, and speakers will take part in the program.
County Harvesting
Large Pota
v J
The Williamston tobacco mar-,
ket had another large sale of the
IMIOD yesterday when 256,793
pound* of the golden leaf were
sold with the price average little
changed from previou* sales. It
wai late afternoon, almost mnaet,
when the tales were completed,
many thinking that the market
would block at 5 o'clock.
Sales today were less than
100,000 pounds with the-prices no
higher than they were yesterday,
early estimates indicated.
Attacks Increased Arma
ment Programs of Many
World Powers
It was with an appealing Voice that
President Herbert Hoover addressed
the world-wide Metliodist conference
in Atlanta from the Cabinet room in
Washington last Sunday afternoon.
"Be thy brother's keeper and help in
this world-wide depression," the Pres
ident pleaded, pointing out that the
depression was in every land.
In many of his late speeches, the
Chief Executive bus urged the people
to aid the unemployed.
The President, in bis Sunday after
noon address to the Methodists, struck
at increasing armament among nations
and sai I such material manifestations
of a fear of war adversely ffected eco
nomic conditions.
"It seems strange and incredible that
after all the centuries of mail's experi
ence with war, we still have to discuss
it and to argue against it. It seems
even more strange that with all the
crushing burdens' resting upon every
nation because of wars we still make
progress against them at snail's pace.
The nations groan uiyler taxation, peo
ple in all lands suffer daily from eco
nomic depression, governments arc
perplexed—and yet we go on using in-'
calculable sums in evident dread of
those that may come upon us. A new
iftind must be made in the world on
this subject; a new spirit must be cre
ated within the nations and between
the nations. And 1 appeal to you as
representatives of Methodists every
where to unite with all other lovers of
good will and followers of the Prince
of Peace for the making of human
brotherhood, in which the peace of
God shall prevail in the lives of men."
Rich Square Editor Died In
Rocky Mount Hospital
Last Sunday, 7 P. M.
Rich Square, Oct. 27.—Funeral serv
ices for Andrew J. Conner, editor of
the Roanoke-Chowan Times, will be
held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from
the Methodist church here and will be
conducted by the pastor, DR. O. P.
Fits Gerald.
Mr. Conner died Sunday night at
7 o'clock in Park View hospital, in
Rocky Mount, where he had under
gone an operation several days before
in an effort to save his life. He was
in hi* teventy-aecond year. He 4 is sur
vived by bis wife, who was, before
marriage, Miss Ella Pafker, of Rich
, Square, and-a£veral children.
| Mr. Conner was an outstanding citi
zen of. his community and county and
lection. He had edited the Rich Square
paper for 40 years, making it one of
the best and most influential weeklies
in the State, noted particularly for its
able and fearless editorial policies.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, October 27, 1931
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Price Very Low at Present,
But Is Expected To Be
Better in Spring
j Martin County farmers are now har
vesting their largest sweet potato crop
|in the history of agriculture, some of
, the larger farm owners harvesting the
tubers from KKI acrfi and more. While
the crop is the largest on record, it
is still not a large crop, many farmers
raising only their own requirements.
Up until late last Saturday. J. G.
Sfaton* had stored approximately 13,-
(KMI hitsliels of the tubers'in his, curing
| house here. Two rooms are already
lunder steam, and several more will he
'made ready for the curing process with
jin the next few days.
! Approximately 30 curing houses will
lie in operation in the county this sea
son, but with three or four exceptions
the capacity of the houses is limited
to a few hundred bushels.
I The price of the potatoes is unusu
ally low, hut in the spring more re
munerative prices are expected. Re
ports from Currituck and other far
, caste n counties state'that prices are as
low as 20 cents a bushel on the farms.
Maryland growers, raising a potato
slightly different from the one culti
vated in this section, arc said to be
selling their crop as low as 10 cents a '
bushel at the present time. These po
tatoes are not cured, but are dumped
on the market before freezing weather
| The Ktaton curing house here is be
lieved to be the largest in this part of
the country, and will hold approxi
mately 30,000 bushels of the tubers.
' In addition to curing the potatoes
gtown on his own -farms, Mr. Staton
is in a position to handle about 5,000,
bushels for other farmers, it was said
Names of Twenty-one Pu
j pils Appear On First
Month Honor Roll
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Twenty-one pupils in the Hamilton
school met all requirements to have
their names appear on the scholastic |
honor roll for the first month, it was
reported yesterday by Principal W. E.
Plyler. The roll:
! First grade: Erma Lec Dail and
Warren Robbins.
Second grade: Julia -.Scott, iCindy
] Scott, Bculah Silverthorne,
| Third grade: Iris Ewell, Beatrice
Girvin, Mildred Dail, Elizabeth Girvin,
William Beach.
Four grade: Mary Slade, Alma Ew
ell, Lillian Robbins, Richard Salsbury,
i Jimmy Deal. "
1 Fifth grade: Sadie Butler,
i Sixth grade: Elsie Davis, Elizabeth
I Haislip, Maggie Jutry Cox.
| Seventh grade: Robert Davis, Dolly
1 Everett High School Pupils
Reorganize Glee Club There
Everetts, Oct. 27, —The students of
Everett* High School met in the school
auditorium Friday morning, October
23, and reorganized the Everetts Glee
Club for the year of 1931-32.
i The officers elected for the year are
the following: President, Hilton
Forbes; vice president, Gentry Mills;
•ecretary and treasurer, Sudic Mallory;
marshalls, Janie Biggs and Eula Fae
Bailey; pianist, Helen Keel; news re
porter, Hazel Paulkner;. club leader,
| Miss Ina Mae Williams.
Solons Will Be At Liberty
To Act As They Please
If Session Is Called
Raleigh, Oct. 27.—Issuing his first
formal statement on the question of
acreage reduction since his exchange
of telegrams with Governor Sterting,
of Texas, before the passage of the
Texas cotton curtailment law, Gover
nor O. Max Gardner yesterday de
clared that if he calls a special session
of the North Carolina Legislature he
will not seek a pledge from members
to consider no other legislation, "be-
cause to undertake to do so would, in
my opinion, indicate a lack of faith
and confidence in the patriotism of the
General Assembly itself."
) The Governor did not, in his state
ment,' commit himself as to calling
the session, but said that he was giv
ing serious consideration to every
phase of the question. He states twice
as many members of the General As
sembly had asked that there be no
session as had asked for one, but that
I the latter group had been more out
spoken in their views.
| Of perhaps more significance was the
l failure of the Governor to mention the
request that has heen made that as
the • Governor of the largest tobacco
growing state Ip call a conference of
the Governors of Virginia, South Car
olina, anil Georgia to consider- uni
form legislation for the reduction of
tobacco. The Governor, who has been
urged to take this action on the ground
that it was in line with his own sug
gestion to the Governor of Texas, had
previously stated he was giving the
matter serious consideration.
"There is nothing ready for publi
cation about the matter yet," was his
reply yesterday, when asked as to the
omission of this matter front his state
While the Governor declined to elab
orate this reply or to say whether or
not negotiations are now under way
with the other Governors, it is assumed
that a definite statement on the mat
ter will be forthcoming shortly.
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Names of Seventeen Pupils
i Appear On Roll for
The First Month
I The names of 17 pupils appear on
the scholastic honor roll of the Ever
etts school for the first month of the
( 1931-32 term, Principal 11 ix announced
last night. The list:
1 First grade: Dora O'Neil Hailey,
William Mallory, Reuben Hailey, Ice
land Hardison,
Second grade: Florine Clark, Pattie
Third grade: Ruth Evelyn Forbes,
Agnes Hopkins.
Fourth grade: Mary Ruth Mallory,
Eula Mae Leggett, Jesse Rawls.
Fifth grade: Mattie Louise Keel.
Seventh grade: Anna Louise Tay
lor, W. E. Grimes.
i Tenth grade: Helen Keel, 'Hazel
| Faulkner.
I Eleventh grade: Glenn Grimes.
Mrs. W. L. Taylor Heads
Home Demonstration
Clubs This Year
At the regular business meeting of
the county council of home demonstra
tion clubs held at the Woman's Culb
room October 22, Mrs. Will Taylor
was elected president; Mrs, A. B. Rog
erson, vice president; Mrs. T. M.
Woodbum, secretary; and Mrs. Eftie
Whitehurst, treasurer.,,.
! Owing to the shortness of the busi
ness session, it was impossible to elect
all the officer* necessary for this year.
All clubs will be urged to elect a wel
fare chairman in each club and coop
erate with all county organizations as
sisting with welfare work in any way.
The State-wide plan for aiding the un
employed and for relief will be given at
all club meetings in the near future.
| Sewing circles are urged in clubs j
where clothing is necessary in the com
munities. ' 4
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Tht Bear Grata Parent-Teacher
Asaociation will bold ita first
meeting of the current term in the 1
school building there Thuraday
night of thia week, it waa announc- 1
! ed by lira. Kneeser Harrison,
{ president of the organization.
All members of the association
1 and patrona of the school who |
: have not joined are urged to be
I preaent for the meeting this week.
Bankers From Dozen Eastern
Counties To Meet Here Friday
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Coupe Belonging to Leslie
Fowden Had Been Driven
Over 1,500 Miles „
The Ford coupe belonging to Mr.
Leslie I'. Fowden, stolen from his
home here last Tuesday morning, was
recovered in Selma last Friday, the
thief escaping arrest.
During the four days the car was in
the hands of the thief, it had been
driven between 1,500 and 2,000 miles,
local garage men estimating the dam
age at $l5O. *
Soon after the car was stolen, the
thief painted over the green spokes in
the wheels and marked out the green
decorative stripes on the body. The
several indentions on the top and fen
ders made by hail stones in a storm
several months ago were still there,
and identification was easy.
When Messrs. Jesse and Julian Har-
rcll, representing the car owner, called
for the Ford at Selriia last Saturday
they were advised that the police chief
1 there was out of town and would not
be back until late that night. The as
sistant chief refused to let it go, and
a visit to each of the councilmen was
useless. Locating the town attorney
'there, the representatives told him their
\ story, and he made it possible for them
to get the «car. He talked with the
'policeman, while Jesse and Jule went
Ito the car, opened the locked door
(With a wire pushed through the floor
boards and towed it away.
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North Carolina Given Au
-1 thority To Collect SSO
From Each Unit
Washington, Oct. 26.—North Car
olina's .chain store tax was stamped
| "constitutional" today by the Supreme
J The decision was the 'second of re
cent months in which the tribunal has
upheld the authority of the States to
impose a special levy upon this type
of merchandising establishment.
| Late last spring, the court sustained
such a tax as levied by Indiana, in one
of the five-to-four decisions that serv
!ed to bring into prominence a new
alignment of fundamental opinion a
inong the members of the bench.
The division on the North Carolina
tax, although announced as seven to
jtwo, was in effect another five-to-four
verdict. Associate Justices Van De
jvanter and Sutherland, who voted
against the Indiana levy, felt that the
'.decision in that case should rule to
day and so joined the majority. To
'day's dissenters were Associate Jus
tices Butler and Mcßeynolds,
| The chains said that not only was
the State authorized to collect SSO on
each unit but that the town in which
the store was located might also col
lect an equal tax. r
The North Carolina tax . was passed
in 1929 before the court had decided
the Indiana case.
Former Martin County
AfiSh Is Hurt in Norfolk
| J. S. Jones, a native of Martin
County and a former resident of James
ville, was seriously hurt in Norfolk
last week when he was run down by
an automobile. He suffered two
breaks in one leg, a break in one arm,
a dislocated ankle and lacerations a
bout the face.
I Mr. Jones, just off a street ear, was
waiting for several automobiles, in a
line, to pass, when a young man, ap
parently in much haste, drove out of
the line and struck him.
There r were no internal injuries, and
Mr. Jones is expected to recover.
Mr. Jones moved to Norfolk more
than 20 years ago, and has many rela
tives now residing in this county.*
Benefit Picture Show
Thursday and Friday
| In an effort to procure funds for
use in building up a library in the third
grade here, the grade teachers have
made arrangements with the manage
ment of the Watts theatre to handle
j the ticket sale lo the pictures Thurs
day and Friday' nights of this week,
Miss Bessye Harrell, teacher, said yes
-1 terday. The pupili of the grade will
canvass the town, and tickets will be
on sale each day at Clark's Drug Store
until 6 p., m- -The grade will receive
SO per cent of the receipts from sales
made by the children.
I Regular prices will be charged, and
I the program, Ina Claire in "Rebound,"
jis an unusually good one.
Think You're
Not Lucky?
Look at
Coming into this section last Friday,
to buy chickens and eggs, O. G. Lol'-
tin, Portsmouth produce man, met
with a series of adverse circumstances, j
The man had-loaded his small truck
with chickens and was several miles
'out of Washington when he saw a
,new Ford car, driven by the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hardison.
.of Williams Township, turn over. The
car was resting botturn side up with
.the radiator and front wheels just off
the concrete roadway headed toward
the woods. Mr. Loftin drove up close
to the overturned machine, but did
not drive off tlie hard surface, later
stating that he stopped his car on the ,
road so the lights wOuld shine on the
wrecked car and its four occupants, I
all young people of this county. 1
Mr. Loftin, with several other trav
elers, righted the car after the young
people crawled out, and was returning
to his small truck when J. K. Camp
hell, of Jamesville Township, drove his
Essex car with full force into the rear
of the small truck, sending it down
the road 50 or 75 yards. Mr, Loftin
was making ready to get in his truck
when the car struck it, knocking him
down and breaking his arm.
Luck was against him from then on.
A coop of chickens was stolen. At a
Washington hospital lie waj charged
$55. During., the night he declared
some one removed, SBS from his
pockets. Leaving the hospital '''late
Saturday atternorm, Loftin was' stop
ped here anil relieved of his chickens
under, papers issued by Campbell in
an effort to recover damages to his
Essex car.
Mr. Loftin was ttere yesterday with
his attorney to arrange bond and re
cover his chickens.
None of the occupants in the Har
dison car was hurt and Mr. Camp
bell escaped unhurt. His Essex radi
ator'was removed and other damages
resulted in the crash. I
Wilsonian Literary Society
Will Function Again in
The Everetts School
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I Everetts, Oct. 26.—-The Wilsonijin
Literary Society of Everetts High
School was reorganized Wednesday
morning, October 21, in the school au
, The following OlHcers were elected
for the 1931-32 term: ['resident, Sidney
Mallory; vice president. Gentry Mills,
secretary and treasurer, Ilene Wynne;
critic, Miss Alma Baker; chaplain, Hil
ton Forbes; pianist, Helen Keel; chor
ister, Beatrice Roebuck; news reporter,
Ella Cherry; marshal!, DalhurKh Kid
| It was decided jjhat there would he
two meetings held each month. The
first meeting will be held Friday after
noon, October 30.
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Fatally Hurt When Struck
j by Hit-and-Run Driver
Early Last Week
Walter Glass, the 50-year-old negro
who was struck by a hit and run driv
er, near Robersonville, on the night
'of October 18, died at bis home in
Parmele last night,.
| Glass was paralyzed and was never
I able to use his body/although he was
conscious and able to talk. He was
| apparently without feeling for some
time after he was hit, but he regained
his feeling a few days before he died.
No x Kay picture waf made, the at-
I tending physician expressing the be
lief that the trouble came from an in
jury to the spine near the base of the
The driver of the car striking the
; man was never apprehended, although
' officers made diligent inquiry 'irf an ef
fort to locate the killer.
| Glass is the second man to have
been fatally hurt on the road within
,a distance of three miles of each
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Starts Suit for Divorce In
Martin Superior Court
| Mrs. Kathleen Wallace Lilley, of
Jamesville, applied for a complete di
' vorce from Herbert Lilley here last
Saturday, the answer being returnable
before the clerk of the Martin Coun
ty Superior court the 24th of next
' month.
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Visitors Will Probably Be
Entertained at Hall of
Woman's Club
Preparations are being made this
week to entertain Group I bankers
here next Friday evening, when they
come here from a dozen counties to
discuss President Hoover's National
Credit Corporation. No details have
been announced at this time, but it is
understood that the visitors will be
entertained at the Woman's Club
Ihe National Credit Corporation,
around which the discussions will cen
ter at the meeting here Friday eve-
! n j n K is recognized as a powerful force
directed at the heart of the depression.
From one end of the country to the
I other, bankers are pledging their sup
port to the corporation. This general
plan was made public October 6 at the
I White House conference of that date,
and has since been under development.
It- consists of three main parts:
! First—ln order to get the funds of
the people more promptly out of failed
or closed banks, the President sug
gested a plan for the collaboration of
banks in various parts of. the country
in buying up and paying for the assets
of such failed banks so that those who
had claims against such failed banks
might receive some portion of what
was due them without longesr avyaiting
the slow machinery of receiverships.
Second—ln order to supply funds
for assistance to banks not failed, but
suffering from drains at the hands of
active depositors, the President sug
gested a National Credit Corporation
to aid such banks.
Would Modify Reserve Act
I hird—ln order to bring the re
sources of the Reserve banks into use
( to their full extent, the President
urged the modification of the Federal
Reserve Act so as to allow banks to
take to these reserve institutions their
own "straight" notes, with bonds as
and to receive the proceeds
of the discount of such notes either in
currency issued by the reserve banks
or in credit on their books.
| Ihe National Credit Corporation has
received the largest amount of atten
tion among these various projects, but
it ha» been subject to misunderstand
ing. As it has grown in detail, it calls
,for the organization of an enterprise
with a nominal capital formed by rep
resentative bankers for the general re
lief of institutions in need of assist
ance in order to meet depositors' de
| The concern would obtain its funds
from all the banks of the nation will
ing to subscribe. Each bank has been
asked to subscribe 2 per cent of its
outstanding deposits, the funds, how
ever, not to be called in except as
asked for. The estimated total of such
'deposits is Each bank
subscribing in this way**would be en
titled to accommodation from the cor
poration, when needed, up to the a
mount it subscribed whether that a
inount had been paid in or not.
| For example, if Bank A, in, say,
{Ohio, had subscribed the sum of $20,-
000, and having paid in $5,000, should
have need of aid, it could apply for
funds up to $20,000. It could, more-
I over, accept from other banks in its
I neighborhood allotments from their
permitted allowances—if granted by
I the other banks,
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1 Action Taken In An Effort
To Check Threatening
1 Diphtheria Epidemic
Hertford, Oct. 26.—1n order to pre
| vent a possibly threatened epiderhic of
diphtheria, the Board of Health of
' Perquimans county, in a special ses
sion called this morning, ordered (hat
all the schools in the county be clos
ed for the period of one week; that
Sunday schools be requested not to
meet next Sunday; that drug stores
' and all soda fountains and dispensers
! of soft drinks be ordered not to serve
drinks in other than paper cups; that
parents of school children and chil
■ dren under school age be urgently re
| quested to keep such children from at-
I tending the picture show and all other
: public places during (he period of one
week, and a farther resolution was
passed warning all persons under
quarantine, that upon convtettoiT of
violation of quarantine laws, say per
son will be fined SSO.
| Scarlet fever ia prevalent in many
| section* of the State, and in one or
twp towns in the western part of tha
j State, schools have been cloaed.

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