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VOLUME XXXIV—NUMBER 75
Three Auto Wrecks
In Past Few Days
HEAVY DAMAGES
TO CARS; NO ONE
BADLY INJURED
Autos From Three States
Figure In Wrecks Near
Here Over Week-end
Three automobile-truck wrecks, re
sulting in heavy property damages,
bat causing no serious injury to any
of the occupants, were reported here
late Saturday afternoon and early
>«!sterday morning. Fog and smoke
are said to have been partly responsi
ble for the one reported., yesterday
morning.
Early Monday morning, the Ford
coupe belonging to and driven by Mr.
W. Joe Taylor, of near here, was
•truck by a Ford roadster owned and
driven by Mr. Roy Ward, also of this
county. Fred, a son of Mr. Taylor,
and an occupant of the Ford coupe,
was knocked unconscious, suffering
several painful but not serious cuts a
bout the head. He was thrown from
the coupe, landing on the shoulder of
the road. Mr. Taylor and his other
son, Ralph, were not badly hurt.
Traveling toward Williamston, the
Taylors had just entered the high
way near the Staton farm, when the
Ward car, going toward Washington,
struck the left rear wheel of the coupe.
Neither car turned over, but the en
gine and running gear of the road
ster were badly damaged. Repairs to
the Taylor car will cost about $lB, it
was estimated.
Probably the most serious of the
three wrecks was the one at the Stan
dard Oil plant, • near Hie river, late last
Saturday afternoon when a Chevrolet
coupe knocked a Standard Oil truck
into a small ravine. Mr. Reuben Har
ris, owner and driver of the truck, suf
fered injuries to his shoulder and side,
and he is now confined to his bed.
While his injuries sustained in the
wreck are not considered serious, it
is feared that complications will re
sult. Caesar Purvis, riding with Mr.
Harris, was thrown from the truck,
but he escaped injury. Mr. Vernon
Tillett, of South port, an employee of
the Oak I»land Coast Guard Station
in South Carolina, received a minor
cut on the lip.
Mr. Harris was driving his truck
into the drive way of the oil com
pan's plant when the coupe crashed
into the rear part of the body, caus
ing the truck to make one complete
turn and land on its wheels straddle
• ravine. Purvis fell to the bottom
of the ditch, six feet under the truck
when found. Mr. Harris, by holding
to the steering wheel, remained in the
truck seat. One more turn of the
truck would have probably resulted in
death to one or both the truck occu
pants.
The radiator and engine of the
coupe were smashed and damage to
the truck is estimated at S2OO. Pub
lic liability insurance was carried on
the car.
Saturday afternoon a Ford coupe,
driven by Mr. A. E. Whorton, of
Norfolk, side-swiped and completely
wrecked the body and part of the
running gear of the Durant car, own
ed and operated by M. L. Jackson, of
Washington. Driving along the Wind
sor road and meeting the Durant car,
Mr. Whorton stated th%t a front tire
went flat, and he could not keep to
his side of the road. The Ford car
chaasis and fenders were bent, but
neither Mr. Jackson nor Mr. Whorton
was badly hurt.
While no serious wrecks were re
ported in this immediate section, sev
eral fatalities followed auto accidents
in various parts of the State, it was
learned here yesterday. Smoke and
fog were said to have been mainly re
sponsible for most of them.
JOHN H. GRIFFIN
DIES SUDDENLY
Found Detd In Bed at His
Home Near Jamesville
Early Last Saturday
• John H. Griffin, Jamesville Town
ship fanner, died suddenly at his home
there some time last Friday night. He
wu (5 years old and had lived in the
Jamesville section all his life.
Returning from a hunt about 10 o -
clock Friday night, Mr. Griffin dined
a second time that evening and retired
apparently in good health. . Receiving
no answer when she-xalled him the
next morning, Mrs. Griffin investigat
ed and found him dead, the body cold.
Besides Mrs. Griffin, several chil
dren, Mrs. Belma Hardison, Monford
Griffin, and others survive.
Funeral services were conducted
from the home last Sunday afternoon
by Rev. A. D. Arnold, and interment
M in the family burial ground, near
the home.
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THE ENTERPRISE
Swimming In
River, Deer Is
Caught Alive
Success comes to those who
wait, or at least Mr. L. P. Linda
ley, local ice and fuel dealer and
huntsman, thinks so, after catch
ing a live deer in the Roanoke
near Conine Creek. After hunt
ing deer in season ever since he
was eleven years old, Mr. Linda
ley took his first deer yesterday.
Riding up the river in a boat,
Mr. Lindsley, accompanied by
County Agent T. B. Brandon, saw
the deer jump into the river. Car
rying their boat alongside the ani
mal, Mr. Brandon caught him by
the tail Several times the deer,
weighing hardly more than 60
pounds, pulled the boat from one
aide of the stream to the other, the
hunters finally taking him aboard.
Penned at the home of Mr.
Lindaley, the deer, tame as any
domestic animal, waa viewed' toy
many spectators. The catch was
reported to game authorities, and
it ia not certain whether the deer
can be held, a* it waa caught in
the water.
TAX NOTICES ARE
BEING MAILED TO
7,000 IN COUNTY
Attention of All Pfoperty
Owners Called to Dis
count Allowed Now
Individual notices are being mailed
to the approximately 7,000 Martin
County taxpayers this week from the
office of the sheriff, calling their at
tention to 1931 taxes, which are now
due and payable. Several hundred of
the little pink slips were mailed the
latter part of last week, and they are
being mailed at the rate of nearly 500
a day, or just as rapidly as the audi
tor and his assistants can write them.
It will be some time next week before
all notices will be in the hands of the
property owners.
It was explained yesterday that no
tices were forwarded to a few prop
erty owners who had already settled
their accounts, as the receipts were
not prepared the accounts were
paid. Those who have already paid
their taxes and receive notices are as
sured that their accounts have been
properly credited.
Under the law, property owners
making settlement of their lax ac
counts between now and December 2
are allowed a discount of one-half of
one per cent, a sizeable saving. Many
county property owners paid last
month and received a 1 per cent dis
count, and it is believed that a goodly
number will take advantage of the
one-half of one per cent discount now
in effect.
DEATH OF MRS.
BETTIE GRIFFIN
Last Rites Will Be Held at
Home of Son Near Here
This Afternoon
I Mrs. Bettie Griffin, 74 years old,
died at the home of her son, Jim Grif
fin, near here, late last night, follow
ing a stroke of paralysis suffered last
Saturday. She had been in fairly good
I health up until she visited Mrs. Lucy
Mizelle, a relative living near by, last
week. She was removed to the home
of her son, and yesterday morning her
condition was thought to have im
proved, but she suffered a second
stroke shortly after the noon hour and
died at 11 o'clock last night.
Since the death of her husband, Hen
ry Griffin, several years ago, Mrs.
Griffin made her home with her son
on the Bear Grass road. In the ab
sence of her pastor, Rev. C. H. Dickey,
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, of the Presby
terian church, will conduct the last
rites this afternoon.
200 Walput Trees Ordered
for Club Members in Martin
In commemorating the Washington
bi-centennial for 1932, 200 black wal
nut trees were ordered in the spring
by the home agent. These trees will
be received within the next few days
and will be distributed over the coun
ty to many who have ordered them.
The price of the trees was nude very
reasonable, only 1 cent each, and this
was made possible through the serv
ices of Forester Graeber, of Ra
leigh. •
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, November 17,1931
HONOR ROLL FOR
PAST MONTH AT
LOCAL SCHOOLS
Scholastic Efforts Are Very
Pronounced; 111 Names
Appear On the List
Scholastic efforts were very pro
nounced during the second month in
the local schools, when 111 pupils met
all requirements to have their names
appear 6n the honor roll, as follows:
Grade 1-A: Jim Critcher, Robert
Jones, Jimmy, Leggett, Franklin Lil
ley, Jimmy Manning, Henry Mizelle,
Benny Weaver, Evelyn Griffin, Betty
R. Gurganus, Patricia King, Mary
Velma Perry, Dorothy Watson,
Mary Warren, Elsie G. Biggs.
Grade 1-B: Nannie G. Manning,
Sam Moore, Satlie Williams, Rachel
McClaron, Raleigh Mendenhall.
Grade 2-A: Ruth H. Corbitt, Anne
Fowden, Bina Jackson, Dolly Godard,
Mary C. Godwin, Mary L. Manning,
Mildred Moore, Elizabeth Parker, Sy
bil Roberson, Kathleen Nicholson, S.
C. Griffin, Reg Griffin, William Lilley,
Haywood Rogers, jr.
Grade 2-B: (Catherine Roberson,
Mizzell, William M, Pate, Si
mon A. Perry, jr.
Grade 3-A: Martin Anderson, Ar
thur Anderson, Stuart Critcher, Jerry
Manning, Emory McCabe, Joseph
Thigpen, Jimmie Watts, Nancy Biggs,!
Eleanor Brown, Nina Ballard, Doro-j
thy Harrison, Katherine Morton, Kath I
erine Manning, Mary G. Osborne,'
Madeline Pope, Sarah Taylor.
Grade 3-B: None.
Grade 4-A: Bill Ballard, Minnie
Chesson, Dick Dunn, Jack Edmond
son, Sallie G. Gurkin, Margaret Jones,
Rachel Keel, Gordon Manning, Lou
ise Melson, Doris Moore, Pearlie Rob
erson, Eleanor Taylor, James W.
Ward, Virgil Ward, Julia Watts,
Frank Weaver, Reid White, Susie
Whitley.
Grade 4-B: None.
Grade S-A: Elva G. Barnhill, Jack
I! Saunders, Thelma Griffin, lola
Griffin, Nora Grimes, Ruth Shepard,
Cottie M. Wynne.
Grade S-B: A, C. Bailey, James
Mendenhall, Lucille Griffin.
Grade 6-A: Addie L. Meador,
Charles Dickey.
GTade 6-B: Ervin Moore, Dether
Daniels, Dorothy McKeel.
Grade 7-A: Bolton Cowen, Frances
Cox, Allie Harrison, Milton James,
Brinkley Lilley, Ben Manning, Joe
D. Thrower, Gwen Watts, Jean Watts,
Marjorie Lindsley, Clayton Moore,
jr.
Grade 7-B: Lorene Weaver.
Grade 8-A: None.
Grade 8-B: Grace Manning.
Grade 9: Jessie Mae Anderson,
Olive McCabe.
Grade 10: Josephine Anderson, Net
tie Ferrell Meador, Marjorie Moore,
Louise Perry, Catherine Shute, Jennie
Green Taylor, Russell Roebiick.
Grade 11: Jim Slade Rhodes, Pearl
Griffin.
GRADE MOTHERS
ARE SELECTED
Will Aid in Parent-Teacher
Work in Local Schools
During Term
Meeting in the grammar school
building here last week, the parent
teacher association selected grade
mothers to assist the work of the or
ganization. The mothers, whose
names follow, will visit the particular
grade assigned them from time to
Sine, it was stated:
Grade 1-A: Mrs. J. E. King and
Mrs. James fanning.
Grade 1-Br Mrs. W. E. Warren and
Mrs. Warren Biggs.
2-A: Mrs. Joe Pender fend Mrs.
C. H. Godwin.
2-B: Mrs. V. D. Godwin, Mrs. Cor
bitt.
3-A: Mrs. W, E. Dunn and Mrs.
J. W. Watts, jr.
3-B: Mrs. J. F. Thigpen and Mrs,
J. T. Edmondson.
4-A: Mrs. M. D, Watts and Mrs.
E. P. Cunningham.
4-B: Mrs. Elbert Peel and Mrs.
Robert Harrison.
5-A: Mrs. W. H. Shephard and Mrs.
J. A. Ward.
5-B: Mrs. Joe Barnhill and Mrs. C.
E.*Jenkins.
6-A: Mrs. B. A. Critcher and Mrs.
W. B. Watts.
6-B: Mrs. E. S. McCabe and Mrs.
D. D. Stalls.
7-A: Mrs. Roger Critcher and Mrs.
Henry Harrifon.
7-B: Mrs. Clayton Moore and Mrs.
P. B. Cone.
8-A: Mrs. RJ. Peele and Mrs.,
Herbert Ward.
8-B: Mrs. Robert Everett and Mrs.
C. G. 'Crockett.
9-A: Mrs. Wheeler Martin and Mrs.
C. B. Roebuck.
9-B: Mrs. Myrtle Brown and Mrs.
Thad Harrison.
10: Mrs. Pete Fowden and Mrs. C.
B. Clark.
11: Mrs. C. A. Harrison and Mrs.
Roy Gurganus.
MAN BURNED TO DEATH NEAR BETHEL
LACK OF BOOKS,
FOOD KEEP MANY
OUT OF SCHOOL
Attendance Figure Falls in
Local Schools During
The Second Month
Mainly because they were without
proper clothing and food, a goodly
number of children did not attend
school here last month, it was learned
from an attendance report submitted
by Principal W. R. Watson. Of the
764 children enrolled in the local
Schools, 678, or 90 per cent, attended
regularly in October. Forty-two of the
86 children failing to attend during
the month were of compulsory school
age. Attempts have been niatle to
equip many of these children, and a
valuable work has been carried on by
welfare workers, it was stated, but as
the task is a large one more aid is
needed.
Reporting a daily average attendance
of 93.2 per cent, the high school is not
seriously affected by unfavorable con
ditions. In the grammar and primary
grades, the effect is very noticeable,
only 89 per cent of the pupils enrolled
attending regularly. It is true that
farm operations held many children at
home during the period, but with the
percentage dropping below the Sep
tember figure it is to be admitted that
other factors are supporting poor at
tendance upon the classes. School of
ficials are doing all they postibly can
to correct the situation, and as poor
attendance represents a sizeable loss,
parents should do all in their power
to have their children attend school
regularly.
Last month there were 464 children
of compulsory school age enrolled in
the local schools, 422 of the "number,
or 92 per cent, attending regularly.
The .same old story stating that
more boys start to school" than girls,
but that more girls finish than do
boys, was told in the attendance re
port. In the whole school there are
389 boys and 375 girls. In the high
school, however, there are 94 girls and
only 87 hoys enrolled, and the attend
"knee is greater for the girls than for
the boys.
CHANGE NAME
OF HOSPITAL
Washington Hospital Will
Be Known as The Tayloe
Hospital, Incorporated
•Washington, 'Nov. 9,—The Wash
ington Hospital, Inc., officially an
nounced that it had changed
its name to the Tayloe Hospital, Inc.
At a meeting of tlw board # of trustees
held at the hospital Tuesday night the
following officers were elected for the
new corporation: F. J. Berry, chair
man; Judge Sam Blount, secretary;
the other members are F. Bach Sel
lars, J. M. Harrington, J. K. Hoyt,
S. K. Fowle, jr., and A. G. Elliott.
Under the new corporation the ho»-
pital building and equipment is be
ing leased from Dr. D. T. layloe,
sr., and will be operated by the new
corporation so as to secure aid from
the Duke Endowment. Dr. Maynard
O. Fletcher will continue as the man
ager of the hospital for the new or
ganization.
The Washington Hospital has been
conducted by Dr.» D. T. laylor, sr.,
D. T. Tayloe, jr., Dr. John C. Tayloe,
Dr. Joshua Tayloe, and Dr. DeWitt
Kluttz, and they will continue with
the hospital as heretofore.
The hospital is a. member of the
American Hospital Association, and
it has been awarded full approval by
the American College of Surgeons be
cause of the high standard of service
maintained in the care of its patients.
The hospital is modernly equipped for
hospitalization and has an unusually
good X-ray and laboratory depart
ment. It is widely knoyvn throughout
Eastern Carolina and other sections of
the country.
The Washington Hospital, during
it* history, has done a vast amount
of charity work, and the medical staff
has given a great deal of time and free
service to charity patients. It was
stated by an official of the hospital
that at the meeting recently, hope was
expressed that the new corporation
may interest the authorities of the city
and county in making somfc provision
for taking care of charity patients in
cooperation with the Duke Endow
ment.
Methodist Society Holds
Its Last Meeting oi Year
On Wednesday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock, the Woman's Missionary So-j
ciety of the Methodist Church will |
meet at the church for its last meet
ing of this year. New officers will
be elected, and it ii very Important
that every member be present. New,
members will Ce cordially welcomed..
Fog and Smoke Combine To
Make Traveling
Traffic in this 'section traveled at
a snail's pace in this section during
certain hours of la«t Saturday. Sun
day and Monday, delaying passen
ger bus service, freight boats, and
automobiles. Busses operated be
tween Norfolk and Raleigh and
from here to Wilmington ran from
10 minutes to several hours late
Sunday, the drivers stating that
they experienced their heaviest
smoke and fog between here and
South Mills.
From two to four hours were
required for the run to Washing
ton for many autoists, and in
Tobacco Production
In State Below 1930
PRICE IS ALSO 37
PER CENT LESS
THAN YEAR AGO
Law of Supply and Demand
Apparently Nothing
But Hot Air
l'rices went down and production
was 30,0tt0,0(H) pounds, or 13 per cent,
less on the tobacco markets in this
State last month than for tliW same
period last year, it was learned from
the warehouse reports filed with the
State Department of Agriculture for
the period. The old see-saw theory,,
production up and prices down, or
production down anil prices up, turned
out to be all hot air. And it is very
difficult for the tobacco growers to
understand why and how two ends of
a sec-saw can go down at the same
The price of cigarettes con
tinues upward.
The price paid on' the South Caro
lina markets this year was $7.83,
against $14.42 last year, a loss of $6.59,
or nearly 4(> per cent. During the
month of October last year, Kastern
Carolina farmers received sl4.*>o a
hundred pounds for their tobacco. Last
month they received an average price
of $10.29 a hundred pounds, a reduc
tion of 31 per cent. Yet they say
some types are higher, srtine "types aj*e
this, and some types % are that, but, as
a farmer remarked only a few days
ago, it is one of the most clear-Cut
cases of robbery that even a tobacco
company ever attempted before.
In the old bright belt, tobacco was
bought last month 37 per cent cheap
er than it was bought during the sani?
month last year.
A few of the bright belt markets
claimed to have averaged more than
10 cents last month, but their plight is
little better than that of the other
markets, and for them and the farmers,
too, the situation is bad. There has
been more talk about higher prices on
this and that market all through the
season so far, but apparently there
has been a lot of rainbow chasing, for
no one has been overpaid for his tobac
co crop this year.
Williamston- is lagging behind its
sales-of last year, and so is every oth
er market in this belt. There is lit
tle left of the present crop in this sec
tion to be sold, and it will be a mat
ter of a few week J beTore the markets
begin closing.
BEAR GRASS
HONOR ROLL
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Names of 27 Pupils Appear
On List There for the
Second Month
Twenty-seven pupils in the Bear
Grass school were successful in hav
ing their names appear on the honor
roll there for the second month, re
cently ended. The list: ,
First grade: Naomi Rawl.s, Laura
I.eggett, Evelyn Cowen, W. A. Bailey,
Jeanette Rogers.
Second grade: Mary Emma Rogers,
Nina Lee Britton, Elna Leggett, Levi
Harrison, Junior Wynn.
Third grade: Anita Wheeless, Ra
chel Ayers, Either Rawls.
Fourth grade: Albert Gray Ben
nett.
Fifth grade: Effie Davis Britton,
Magdaline Harrison.
Sixth grade: Elizabeth Bailey, Sur
reatha Peaks.
Seventh grade: Dan Peele, Henry
Taylor, Loia Mac Bailey, Susie Gray
Harris, Evelyn Mobley, Hilda Roe
buck, Loniie Taylor. —■ —
Tenth grade: Ruth Roebuck, Eve
lyn White.
many cases, the drivers stated
they could not see the ground
from their seats. It was report
ed that the driver of one of the
late busses out of Norfolk had a
sailor walk with a pole and a fl»g
in front of the bus as a guide
through the fog and smoke in sev
eral places.
Early Sunday morning, it was
impossible for one to see objects
on the other side of a street here.
Traffic was very limited until later
in the morning, when the fog lift
ed. Early that evening, however,
there were few travelers on the
roads in this section.
HOLD MISSION AT
LOCAL CHURCH
Rev. Frank D. Dean Opens
Series of Services In the
Church of the Advent
Rev. Frank L). Dean, M. D„ of Wil
mington, N. C., commenced a series
of service in the Church of the Advent
here Sunday night. These services,
led by different inissioners, are being
held in every parish in East Carolina
and throughout the Province of Se
wanee, during the month of Novem
ber.
I>r Dean is well known in William
ston, especially among many of the
younger people, for his splendid work
at Camp Leach for the pa_st two years.
! He is an interesting speaker and seeks
1 earnestly to bring the people* under
the empowering influence of the Gos
pel. Each night services will begin
at 7:30 and last one hour. Thursday
night, Bishop Thomas C. Darst will
preach and administer the rite of
| Confirmation. Holy Communion will
be celebrated tomorrow morning at
110 o'clock.
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| "The aims-of the mission, to sum it
all up, are a reconsecration of the
I members of the church, a lander
'gathering of those outside the church,
[and an adequate provision for the sup
'port of the church's mission through
out the world, in parish, diocese, and
general church; but above all, a new
I spirit."
! The public is cordially invited to
hear Dr. Dean through the week.
Judge Bamhill To Hold
Two Terms Martin Court
Under an arrangement sanctioned
by the governor's office, Judge M. V.
Bamhill, of Rocky Mount, will con
duct the December term of the Mar
tin County Superior Court, as well as
the one to be held here next week, it
was learned here today. The exchange
of courts to send Judge liarnliill to
hold terms in Nash County starting
December 7 and in this county De
cember 14, with Judge Henry A.
Grady going to New Hanover was
made by the governor's office yester
day.
Judge Bamhill was scheduled to
hold the two weeks civil term begin
ning in this county next Monday, and
Judge Grady was scheduled to hold
his second term of the year here next
month.
Hunting Season To Attract
Many to Woods nad Fields
Opening eastern Carolina next
Friday, the 4 season for hunting quail,
dove, rahbitki" and wild- turkeys is
expected to attract many hunters to
[the fields and woods during the next
several weeks.
Many hunting licenses have been
sold throughout the county during the
past few days and much equipment
has been purchased by hunters pre
paratory for the opening of the season
it was. learned today from the Cul
pepper Hardward Company, who are
| handling the sale of licenses, guns
'and shells.
Methodists To Hold Meet
In Greenville Tomorrow
Preachers from alt over eastern
and central North Carolina will as
semble in Greenville tomorro# lor
tfy? annual conference of the Metho
dist church. Bishop Mouzon will
preside over the conference which
j comes to a close next Sunday night
with the announcement of appoint
ments for the various charges. ■ '
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ESTABLISHED 1898
IS TRAPPED IN
BURNING TRUCK
AFTER WRECK
Herman 'Allen, Greenville
White Man Loses Life
In Horrible Accident
Herman Allen, 35-year-old white
man, of Greenville, was burned to
death near Bethel early this morning
when he ran a heavily loaded truck
into another owned by the highway
commission and driven by L. L. Bish
op, of Bethel. The death was describ
ed as one of the most horrible ever
reported in this section.
lii the wreck, the truck gas tank
exploded, throwing burning gas on
Allen, who, with a foot caught in a
door, was unable to free himself.
Highway employees are said to have
attempted to free the man from the
burning truck, but they were driven
back by the ttames and were only able
to stand by as he "screamed pitifully
for help. The body was burned be
yond recognition, and identity could
not be established until R. E. Ricks,
manager of the Ricks Transfer Com
pany, Greenville, was called and ques
tioned.
According to information received
here this morning, Allen was traveling
toward Bethel, and unable to see in
the heavy fog, he ran head on into
the highway truck that was well to
its side of the road. Very little dam
age resulted to the trucks in the
crash, but in some way the man's
foot was caught in the door and he
was unable to extricate it an 4 free
himself from the burning truck. The
truck and twelve hogsheads of to
bacco were burned, it was reported.
Owned by the Ricks Transfer Com
pany, of Greenville, the truck of the
I orbitt make, was hauling tobacco
for the Scales-Kittrell Company, of
Robersonville.
Calvin Keel, a highway employee,
was slightly hurt in the wreck, and
fhref Martin County residents, riding
in an automobile were slighly jarred
when --the highway machine was
knocked into their car.
An investigation was started by
Coroner Ed Williams, of Greenville,
soon after the accident was reported,
but it could not be learned here
whether a jury inquest would be held.
Allen was the son of Harvey Allen,
of Greenville, and is survived by his
wife and two children, a boy eleven,
and a daughter, seven years old.
The death was the third to re
sult on fogyjy highways in eastern
Carolina during the past few days.-*
SCOUT COURT OF
HONOR FRIDAY
Merit Badges Are Awarded
Several Boy Scouts
At That Time
The scout court of honor was held
here last Friday night at 8 o'clock in
the courthouse, with the Roberson
ville troop meeting jointly with the
local troop. There was a representa
tive crowd from both the William
ston and Robersonville troops. Judges
were W. C. Manning, Frank J. Mar
golis, and Rev. Z. T. Piephoff.
Badges were given the various
scouts, starting with the second-class
badge and going as high as the Life
Scout, Ben Hopkins being given the
I Life Scout Badge.
A Second Class promotion was giv
|en Thad Harrison, and a First Class
promotion was given Emmet Whitley.
First class merit badges were award
ed as follows :
Emmet Whitley, life saving and
swimming.
Wheeler Martin, life saving and
scholarship.
Ben Hopkins, scholarship and pub
lic health.
Horace Ray, public health and first
aid. *
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Announces Prayer Service
At Local Christian Church
Rev. J. M. Perry,, new pastor here,
will conduct the prayer meeting' serv
ices in the Christian church here to
morrow night at the usual hour,.Jt
was announced this morning.
Perry will be here for the service, and
the pastor it very anxious to have as
many members at the service aa can
possibly attend.
A choir practice will be held im
mediately following the prayer serv
ice program, it was announced, and
all singers are urged to attend and
take part.
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Epworth Leaguers Will
-Conduct Prayer Service
Due to the absence of the Methodist
minister, Rev. C. T. Rogers, th« Ep
worth Leagues will conduct th« prayer
service Wednesday evening. Every
    

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