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Advertisers Will Fnd Our Col
on" a Latchksy to Over Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Homes
36 Citizens Chosen to Serve
During One Week
Preparatory to th; holding of the
December term of Klartin County Su
perior Court, the county commission
era at their regular meeting iield last
Monday selected 3> citizens to serve
as jurors during tj:e one-week session.
On the first Monday in October, the
County Cotjimissio'i>ers selected jur
" r» to serve during t e twu weeks civ I
icrm of the superior court convening
in Wlliamston the 23rd i>f this month
The names of those citizens chosen
lo serve as jurors at the on; week term
.•ire as follows, by townships:
Jamesvillc: VV. B. Gaylord, S. L.
J-.llis, Robert Mobley, L. H. Brown,
G. JL Mi/elle, B. F. Lilley, J. R
Krtowles, C. C. Fleming.
Williams: 1.. J. Hardison, \V. W.
Griffin, A. W. Hardison,' O. S. Green.
Griffins: N. T. Tice, McD. Hardi
son, W. J, Griffin, Jordan G. Peel.
Bear Grass: H. C. Green, John H.
Roberson, W. S. Revels, J. \V. Green,
11. S. Harris. ■
Williamston: S. C. Grift'in/ W> S.
I'eel, W. L. Manning.
Cross Roads: J. B. Bamhill, Char
lie Keel.
Robersonville: J«i]p E. Page, W' A.
Ausborn, Willie H. Johnson, N. 1). j
Matthews, Hyman Warren. *
Hamilton: Elmer Kdmondson. P. 11.
Goose Nest: W. B. Bennett, W. E.
Tyson, ~L. G. BusctT.
Miss Bertha Piland Serious
ly Injured When Car Is
Struck by Train
Miss Bertha Piland, daughter of 1
Mr. Jesse Piland, of Oak City, was
critically hurt, and Miss Alice Rudd,
of Burlington, was killed when their
car was hit by q freight train in Thom
asville last Tuesday shortly before 1
v o'clock. The car, owned and driven
ky Mis* Piland, was knocked 60 feet
down the track, lauding in a ditch to
the side of the rails, Ml« Rudd's
body lay near the wrecked car in the
side ditch. Miss Piland, who was
thrown 30 feet and fell bt»teen the
double tracks, is said t > he in a criti
cal condition by doctors at a Thoma*-
ville hospital, where she was removed
following the accident. She suffered
several broken ribs and an injury to ,
her side.
Misses Piland and Rudd, teachers
in the. Mills Home Sell 01, were re
turning jto their »»hcn* their
tar was hit by the train.
Miss Piland, well known ,&».>(his,
county, was in her second year of
twehing history in the schdol »t
Matter Discussed at Meet
Of State Road Body
This Week *j
According to information released
following a mtcting of the North Car
' olina Highway Commission held in
Raleigh Wednesday, a prison carpp
will be built in this county in the near
future. The type of camp that will
be constructed, its cost, and just when
work will be started on il were not
The erection of a cainp in this coun
'"s./ty has been under consideration for
some time, and it is now understood
that actual construction work will be
started within a comparatively short
A survey of a tract of land, located 1
near the Martin Cou.ty. home, was 1
made several weeks ngo by State
gineers and a lease has already been
granted by the .commissioners.
Announce Schedule of
Prices for Curb Marketi
The following prices will be found!
at the curb market here Saturday (
morning. We are glad to have sug
gestion* from our patrons to help us
in improving our market. We regret
the scarcity of a variety of vegetables
at this time, but hope our patrons will
help us in selling *what produce is on
hand. There were very few snap
beans on the market here last week,
but they suld really. Our vegetables
are always freshly gathered.
Eggs, 25 cents dozen; snap beans, 2
pounds for IS cents; collarda, 1 pound
cents; dried peas, 4 pounds 23 cents;j
sweet potatoes, 10 pounds 15 cents; 1
rutabagas, one pound, 2 cents; tur-j
sips, 5 cents pound; tomatoes, 6 cents
poiiad; cream, 30 cents pint; blacky
walnuts, 60 cents quart, shelled; mo
*ftsses, 8 cents quart; chickens, live,
3D cents pound; chickens, dresaed, 30-
cents pound. ,
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Who ccleDraieo iua eifcuueui o.ttnaay at a surprise par *y given mm by the Cincinnati Evening Post and that
paper*:; employees recently. Mr. Nicholson, a native of Martin County, is pictured accepting a bunch of flowers
from one of the staff. He has been with the Post for thirty years.
Cincinnati Newspapermen Pay
Tribute to Native of Martin on
Occasion of Eightieth Birthday
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With no celebration planned,
Arsiiitice Day will pau quietly
here. Celebrations, however, have
been planned in several near-by
towns, and it is believed thst a'
goodly number of Martin ex-serv
ice men will attend them.
A square dance has been planned
here for that night in the Roan
oke-Dixie Warehouse. No admis
{ mission will be charged, but a col
| lection will be received to offset
expenses, it was stated by those
handling the arrangements.
Will Be Open Each Thurs
day Afternoon; Woman's
Club Is Sponsors
The Woman's Club opened reading
rooms in the rear of the Hailey Drug
Store yesterday at 2:30. These rooms
are conveniently located and are eas
ily heated. Book cases and chairs
have already been placed in the rooms
| and many magazine* filed. It is the
wish of the club that the citizens of
, the town contribute books which will
!be loaned for one week to any de
! siring them. HooW-twr hoys and girls
are especially asked for, as the young
'are eager for desirable reading, and a
large quantity of hooks should be do
} nated by parents of the town and
I those who stand for the betterment
'of the community. What is more to
he desired that a library for the peo
ple? Great things come out of small
l>eginnings and who can determine the
.possibilities of this venture?
| The rooms will he open every Thur
sday from 2:30 to 5 o'clock and will
j always be in charge of some one who
will reteive books and loan them. Wil
liamston has much, but should have
more, to be proud of, and reading
gjpms with plenty of interesting ma
terial is a long step forward. I lie Wo
man's Club work has been outstand
ing—help it accomplish greater things.
Drive To Be Under Direc
tion of Mrs, A. R.
' To acknowledge the aid rendered by
the Red Cross in Martin County in
' past years, local citizens are asked to
enroll in the organization within the
next few days. Only a small portion
of the enrollment fee is for'.varded to
; the national office, leaving the greater
amount here for distribution among
! the needy.
' Under the direction of Mrs. A. R.
' Dunning, chairman, a local drive is
now underway, and it is hoped thai
many citizens will enroll in the or
ganization between now and the 26th
of the month.
Plans for the enrollment drive have'
not been announced at this time, hut;
every one will be given an opportunity J
tobelp-tlie Red Cross, one of the most
| humane organizations in America.
Morning Service Sunday
At Episcopal Church
j Holy Communion will be celebrated
at the Church of the Advent here next
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, it was
' announced by the rector, Rev. Arthur
H. Marshall. Church school will con
vene at the usual hour, 10 o'clck, it
t stated.
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Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, November 6, 1931
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Is Still Active and Loyal
Worker Despite His
Advanced Age
j Celebrating his eightieth birthday 1
last week in the office of the Cincin
nati I'ost, that city's largest news
paper, Mr. Mack Nicholson, a native
of Martin County does liotior to his
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home county and town as another '
Marti.i boy who has "made good in
the world." In all parts of the world
Martin's native sons have made names
, for themselves, and the activities of
Mr. Nicholson command a prominent
place in the lives of all of thein.
• i With only a few weeks' training in
the school room, Mr. Nicholson start- '
ed his career about the time the South
j was inaugurating its reconstruction
r , program, a program that required a
I marked determination and a faith in
i the Almighty. After attending school
in the old Church of the Advent, now
, standing on corner of Academy
, gnd ilassell Street, for a few days,
. Afr. Nicholson started work in a' lo
cal newspaper office, serving in wliat-
I ever capacity he was directed to serve.
. He continued his early training' in
.newspaper offices at Tarboro and
: Washington, leaving this section in
1871 for Norfolk, where he was mar
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ried. In 1876 he moved lo New York,
where he lived until 1884,. returning
to Norfolk at that time. Alter a stay |
of three years in ■ the Virginia City;;
he went to Cincinnati, where he went
with the Post a few years later.
Accepting a job witli that great
newspaper, Mr. Nicholson has, during
the 30 years of work there, rendered i
a faithful servi' e to his in ,
recognition of which the Post and its
employees honored him a surprise cel
ebration recently.
Asked for a short sketch of his life,
Mr. Nicholson \, rote, "My history has
been so drab an I dull there is nothing
I can think of that could possibly in- 1
terest you or Enterprise readers, as !
| there are vary few who know me and
still fewer who ever heard of ine."j
I Even though the 80-year-old man is
fn telling of his history, 1
1 his record veil shows that he has been
: faithful lo Ins trust, aaid that in this
day of unemployment and shifting he
j continues at the side of his shopmates. I
I ' Our young boys and girls can well
| turn to his record for their goal, and
surely with all the advantages that
the modern world can and does afford
' them that they, too, might succeed in
life.. 1
The old gentleman has very few ac-,
1 quiintances here now, they having
passed on, and in a short note receiv-]
ed here this week he says, "The se-,
verest penalty age imposes is the loss
of friends whose presence was once
so great a pleasure." Mr. W. H. Gur
-1 kin* is one of his ft/w remaining rela
tives in this Section. •
, In a recent letter to Mr. (jurkin,
| Mr. Nicholson says, "Times are very,
, hard here; thousands are out of work,
j and depending on charity, and the city!
lis trying to take care of them. How'
it will be late in the winter, 1 dread
| to even guess, for those who have and.
! are now giving will sometime get tired,
'and when the contributions stop there'
wilt be much suffering. The main.
' trouble here is that we have over 40,-!
1 000 negroes, virtually all of whom were!
brought here a few yesf» ago to sup-!
ply common labor, and now when they j
can't get employment, they appeal to!
the city. Hut the charity fund will,
give out some time, and then there,
may be trouble
ELtt-... j>'.- .»>♦ 'if t*i'A'fi/iTfiilh-g-1; . V
Mark Twain once edited a paper
in Missouri. One of readers wrote
him that he had found a spider in
j his paper and wa-ted to know
i whether it meant good luck or
bad. This is w'.at Mark an
-1 swered:
"Old Reader: Finding a spider
in your paper was neither good
"* luck nor bad luck Tor you. The
spider was merely looking over
our paper to see which merchant
is not advertising, so that he can
| go to that store, spin his web a
| cross the door and lead a life of
undisputed peace ever afterward."
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Preaches First Sermons in
Christian Church
Rev. J. M. Perry, formerly or Ver
non, Texas, will liegin his pastorate
of the local t hristian church next
I Sunday morning, preaching at both
, the morning and evening hours. Mr.
Perry is well known to the people'ill
this section. He conducted the sing
ing during a meeting here about 20
years ago, and has since. been pastor
of.the Robersonville church for seven
.years, and has held meetings in the
county at several places. It is the
,hope of the church that a large gath
ering ol friends and the" full church
membership will greet Mr Perry at
the services Sunday, to which a hearty
welcome is extended all,
Methodists Announce
Program of Services
l . T. Roger-, pastoi. 11
j Sunday school, y:45 a. m.*
I Preaching, 11 a. in.
! No service at 7JO p. m. in Wil
liamston, hut at Holly Springs,
j Epworth League Monday, i 7:30,
I Hi League Tuesda*, 7p. in.
! Mid-week service Wednesday at 7:30 i
Annual conference at Greenville on
I Wednesday, November 18. .„ j
You will feel better and be better it 1
you will attend, cluirch ami Sunday [
school. You are cordially invited to J
iiuei with us.
Presbyterian Services
In County Announbed
1 November 8, 1931;
Church school at 9:45 a. m.
Worship service and sermon at 11.
Bear Grass
I Sunday school at 9:30 a. m.
Preaching at 7:30 p. m. A series of
services are being held at this point
each night at 7:30 p. m. Rev. George
Mauze, of Kinston, will preach to- \
night (Friday). You are jjjvited to
j come.
Roberson'a Farm
Sunday school at 3 p. m.
Preaching immediately) afterwards.
Few Contagious ;
Are Reported Last Month\
Martin County was virtually free
i of contagious diseases during the
month of October, it wai learned
from Health Officer J. H. Saun
ders' report for the period. Only
12 contagious diseases were re
ported, and 10 of those were diph
theria. There were two scarlet
fever cases reported. Five of the
diphtheria cases were reported in
WilHamston Towjiship, free in
Robersonville Township, and two
in Hamilton Township. One scar
let fever cue each was reported
in Robersonville and Williamston
Township*, and all the cases of
the two diseases reported during
J Plight of Farmers Is Discussed
By Gathering at Murfi;eesboro
Much Legal Action, But j
Few Cases Disposed of
This Week
There was much legal action report
ed. but very few cases were finally
settled in the last Tuesday session of
the Recorder's court held here.
A test case, heard by Justice of the
J. L. Hassell several days ago,
before the court and the
judgment was upheld. W. C. Wind
ley. employee o* the local peanut com
pany, whose home is in Virginia, has
carried Virginia State licenses on his
automobile since comiuu here to work
auiuuiuiiiic since milling ncrc to work.
Highway Patrolman Braswell-request
ed him to procure North Carolina tags,
and the case was carried to court. A
$1 fine was imposed, and the defend
ant was instructed by the court to
procure North CaVolina license. An
appeal was noted.
Judgment was suspended upon the
payment of the cost in the case charg
ing Chester Terry with violating the
liquor laws.
) Jim Price, charged with operating"
an automobile while he. was intoxicat
ed* failed to answer when he was called |
in open court. Papers tor his arrest |
were issued.
A nol pros resulted in the case
charging Arthur, Robert, and' Dennis
Barber with an assault with a deadly
I .Print Sherrud \va. sentenced to sietwe j
90 days mi the roads when the court I
adjudged him guilty of selling liiiuor |
1 The assault with a deadly weapon
i charge against I harl e Perry was nol
Sentenced to tlie roads 1 . fa> a perkutl
of 90 days when the court adjudged
him guilty, Luther Barnes appealed |
to the higher court.
Probable cause appearing in the
case against and ehargioß L. E. Free- ■
man with passing worthless checks, 1
Judge Bailey hound- hint over to tlte
superior under a $50(1 1 bond. ]
Freeman is now in jail, and it is he- i
lieved that all the had checks given 1
by hint are in. (
Charged with entering the home of.
J. O. Rogerson recently, Lovingood j
Modica was botW\d j>ver to the su- |
perior court under a SSOO bund. The
charge alleges larceny also.
Twelve months on the road was the
sentence meted out,to George PurvijK
for alleged abandonment, lie ap
pealed his case.
Payroll Totaling $16,636 Is |
Approved By State
Martin County's teachers will he i
paid tomorrow at their first meeting i
l of the current term, it was learned
yesterday afternoon in the superin-|i
j tcudent's oflice. Drafts drawn by the
county board of education in the sum
jof $16,636, were accepted day before •
I yesterday by State Treasurer Nathan
'O'Berry. Checks will he prepared in
j time for distribution tomorrow, and
; they will he given to the teachers in
j the morning, provided all reports- are
| properly prepared and presented.  f
In addition to the checks drawn for
the teachers, there is a goodly num- j
her awaiting delivery to jjther em-'|
ployees. 11
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On the Pacific coast, oIT the shores '
of Oregon and British Columbia, there 1
|are seaweeds with stalks more than SIMI
feet in length. I 1
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More than 7,320,000 000 small fisij''
were produced by 11. S. Government .
■hatcheries during 1930. \
-j- i
£e period were confined to white 1 1
Malaria continues its st.-ong 1 1
grip on many persons in certain : 1
parts of the county, and chills are |
*' common in those eections.
Pellagra, a disease that is claim- | (
ing more lives in North Carolina ;,
i than any other at this tiAie, n- | 
I mained on a standjtill, or at least I,
I »
there were no new cases report- |
ed during th? period. Efforts are
being made to check the disease ]
and many cases are now being s
cared for by the county, in part t
at last, through the health officer. p
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i Auditor Busy
I Making 1931
Tax Rec
With nearly 8,000 accounts to
figure, Auditor J. Sam Getsinger
and his assistants are now trudg
ing through one of the biggest
tasks of the-year. Taking the val
uation that was determined by the
assessors, the accountant, after.
proving it and correcting any er
rors, placed it on the books. Re
ferring to the valuation, each ac
count is figure for county, state
and special taxes, and then placed
in the several columns in two dif
ferent books. The tabulations are
now to be proved and added
fore the tax receipts can be pre
pared in the whole.
The rates were only determined
as final last Saturday, and al
though the office has had many
business visitors during each hour
since, the employees are getting a
long very rapidly with the work.
Property owners desiring to set
tle their accounts have been ac
commodated by the auditor's of-'
ficc, each re luested account being
figured individually.
Preliminary Reports Show
Over 15,000 Quarts of
Vegetables Canned
The home ,i • t-nt traveled 1,423 miles
I during the month, conducting It) meet
ings with the women, 14 witli the girls
and 1 with the Kverotts hoys. Twen
ty-two days were vp i>t in the field and
5' day s in the i Hue, V articles were
prepared for the press, 3 circular let
ters were prepared wi.h ,is'> copies cir
culated, 13 different homes were visit
ed, 1 district meeting was attended in
Washington with 221 in attendance;
j I county council meting was held with
I 14 in .attendance, and one federation
tmcc'ing was Ivehl with 43 in attend
ance. The total ales i n the curb
j market-for October wle $''4.6.1.
v. Reports coniim; in from the women
cWning in home demonstration clubs
throughout the county show well over
j 15,000 quarts and not .ill the reports,
fare in as yet.
t One new cluli was organized during
the month at Macedonia with the
wotnttt With "this club, there are 11
ihonie demonstration clubs in the mini
j l'£ The total imyibcr of clubs in
| the county at this tittle is 26.
Ihe eijacj nuniher enrolled in jun
ior clubs is not as yet known, hut en
rollments thus far show over 400 jun
ioors in the county.
Mrs. G. A. Peele Is Elected
President; Other Officers
And Committees Named
Wednesday, October 2Htli, the tvo
' men of the Macedonia District metJn (
the schoolhouse to organise their first
I home demonstration club. The fol-j
lowing officers were elected to serve |
'for one year; Mrs, (i. A. Peele, pres-j
jident; Mrs. W. O. Peele, vice presi-j
dent; secretary, Mrs. George Peele,
news reporter, Mrs. J David Griffin
A demonstration was given at this ]
| time "Making Sweet Rolls." Miss
| Sleeper stressed the importance of
raising wheat for home consumption.
As a result of the meat canning
demonstration given in the school here
Wednesday by Mrs. W. G. Standi!,
the women are planning to have a
club cooker for the purpose of, canning
1 surplus meat this' winter. A special
| price is being made on the cookers
during the month of October and No
| vember, it was pointed out by Mrs. j
| Stancill. If six clubs purchase cookers
much could be saved.
At this meeting, Mrs. R. H. Peele
was elected to serve her community
as welfare "committee. • All families
known to be worthy of help in this
community, should be reported to Mrs.
Peele, and if assistance can not be ,
given within the community, the cases
will be reported to the Woman's
Club.—Mrs. David Griffin, new* re
porter. % 1
Teh ruined Temple of Karnak in
Egypt, originally 370 feet in wideth
and 1.200 feet in length, is believed
to have been |he_*M>rld'i largest tem
Watch the Label On Yoor
Paper Aa It Carrie* the Date
When Your Subscription Expires
Growers Determine Not To
Sell Except at Price At
Least That Much
Murfreesboro, Nov. 4.—More than
|2l »0 peanut grow ers, time merchants,
j. bankers, fertilizer manufacturers, and
others interested in the peanut crop
M>f 1931, assembled in Murfreesboro in
the auditorium of Chowan College, at
the call of the kastern-Carolina Cham
lier cit -l otnmerce. passed resolutions
calling upon all classes of interested
parties to hold the peanuts off the mar
! ket except at a price of at least 3
; cents per pound. A tabulation showed
j that about 300,000 bags of peanuts
were represented by those present,
which is more than 10 per cent of
all the peanuts grown in the entire
W. A. 'l'ayloe, prominent merchant *
and banker of Aulaiuler, was elected
chairman of the meeting. Newell G,
Bartlett, secretary of the Eastern
Carolina Chamber of Commerce, acted
|as Secretary. Immediately after call
ling the meeting to order, a resolutions
j committee was appointed, made up of
jK. S. ot Heme, chairman, far
mer; W. L. Bailey. Halifax, merchant;
Charles V .\|lbri;|lit, Norfolk, fer
tilizer manufacturer; J T. Bolton,
Rich Square,* banker, and N. ,G. Bart
lett. This committee brought back
i resolutions which were adopted, call
-1 ! ing upon the growers and all parties
allied therewith to hold peanuts for a
price not less than .1 cents per pound
" lor the A-l. goods. The resolutions
also "called for the appointment of a
steering committee made up of one
member from each couiHy', who will
in turn appoint four others to serve
with hint, whose duty it will be to
j formulate a definite plan for coopera
' j tion by all interested whereby this
holding movement can lie carried out.
' j The Washington County member of
J the .steering cgmmittee is A, L. Alex
ander, of Plymouth, while D. G. Mat
thews, of Hamilton, represents Mar
tin County, A nieeting of the com
-1 mittee is to be held at Rich Sifuare
' next Tuesday night to-set up a work
-1 i ing organization. It was explained
' that fehis is not a movement to set up
| a cooperative organization.'
i'Macbeth Times" Makes
Initial Appearance
This Week
i j Volume t, nupiuer i, of. (he Mac
i beth l inies" appeared in the Oak City
j schools la t Tuesday, the work of
I English -indents there under the di
rection oi Miss Myitis Zetterower.
j Based on the story of "Macbeth," the
paper follows the general make-up of
I the new spaper, carrying general news
iif the book, society happenings, and
j Published under the contract plan
| established in the school by Principal
H. M. Ainsley, the four-page leaflet
reflects an earnest and conscientious
work on the part of the pupils. Its
'ads, although based on the old play,
are timely. Under the editorial head
ing appear the names of Thelnia Hai
i slip, editor; Doro,thy Hines, assistant
editor; Donald flyman, business man
| ager; Bog Slade, cartoonist; Ruth
i Pearson, advertising manager.
Brief Service at Baptist
! Church Sunday Morning
The pastor of the Meomorial Bap
tist church will speak briefly at the
J1 o'clock service Sunday morning,
then leave immediately for the ses
sions of the pastors' conference and
State Baptist convention at Winston
jSalem. These sessions begin Mon
day afternoon and continue through
out Thursday.
There will be no preaching service
in the Baptist church Sunday night.
Announcement will be made through
the paper as to the church services
'in th'e third Sunday in this month.
I The membership regret
that it became necessary to carry Mrs.
Grover Hardison to the Washington
Hospital Monday evening. And the
people extend their t wishes for a
speedy recovery.
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Rev. Harrington To Hold
Service at Riddicks Grove
Rev. W. B. Harrington will preach
at Riddicks Grove Baptist church,
near here, nast Sunday afternoon it
3 o'clock, it was announced today. The
public is invited to hear him at that
! time. j .I'.

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