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VOLUME XXXIV—NUMBER 81
TOWN BOARD IN
HERE LAST NIGHT
Rescind Dance Ordinance,
Provided Funds Are
Given to Charity
The town commissioners in their
regular meeting held in the mayor's
office here last night remembered char
ity, rescinded one or two ordinaces,
tabled a request for an extension of
the water and sewer lines, imposed a
tax on miniature pool tables, and told
the schools they would have to pay
their water bills.
Ordinances controlling dances were
temporarily rescinded when the board
issued * permit lor the holding of a
- aguare dance, allowing the promoters
to, charge an entrance fee, provided 1
the funds are turned over to welfare
workers. A second permit was issued
under the same ruling to joe Spruill,
colored, giving him authority to hold
a dance Thursday of next week.
A request asking the commissioners
to extend the town sewer and water,
line* from Church Street down Elm
to the intersection of Academy to ac
commodate a negro tenant for whom
• house is being constructed by R. S. 1
Critcber, was tabled. The house is
btfng built on the lot just back of the
Warren and Halberstadt homes, and
fc across the street from the colored
The ordinance prohibiting the use
of cloth signs on the front of stores
was temporarily rescinded.
All miniature pool tables in opera
tion here will be taxed $lO each, the
It was explained by school authori
ties that the State failed to appropriate
suflkient funds with which to pur
chase water for the schools for the
entire period, and the commissioners
were asked to furnish water gratui
tioiMly when the funds were exhausted.
After considering its appropriation in
adequate for the year, the, board ex
pressed its sympathy but maintained
that the schools sitould be responsi
ble for their water accounts.
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With a Quantity of Peanuts
on Hand, Force Does Not
Fear Starvation Soon
In a charity report heard here last
winter, it was learned that an aged
white nan lived solely off peanuts for
70 day*. The Enterprise force is
thankful, for the company has already
received enough peanuts in exchange
for subscriptions to feed the members
through the winter.
The company's offer will be open
for a few more days only, and the firm
earnestly urges sll farmer patrons
whose subscriptions are in earrears to
take advantage of it before the expira
Daring the past few days, deliveries
were made by Messrs. J. B. Whitaker,
Williamston, Route 1, Joseph R. Har
rison, WilMhston, Route 3, Charles
M. Peel, Williamston Route 1, C. W.
Slade, Robersonville Route 1, H. S.
Everett, Robersonville; W. A. Hodges,
Washington; D. T. Griffin and Joe S.
Lilley, of Williamston Route 1.
PACK HOUSE IS
BURNED MONDAY j
House and Contents Owned
By Elmer Chesson Near
Here Complete Loss
Rlfa early yesterday morning, de
stroyed tke pack house and contents;
belonging to Elmer Cheason, who lives
MM the old Everetts-Williamston
road, about 2 1-2 miles from here. The
barn, valued at SSOO, was insured for
S2OO. Mr. Chcsson's tobacco, valued
at $540, and which was not insured,
was burned. Virtually all the farm im
plements housed in the barn were also
destroyed by the blase. '
The Chesson family was sleeping
when the fire started, and the 'alarm
' waa not given until some colored men
ttaw the fire breaking through the top
of the building. Its origin could not
be determined by Mr- Chesson, but by
hard work the family and others rush
ing to the scene held the flames to the
Torn Brown Runs Car
Into Hardware Store
£ Tom Brown, popular drug salesman
J and a representative in the North Cafr
' . legislature, ran his car into the
f f ffrlrin of the Culpepper Hardware
CMBpany store on Main Street here
yeafterday, breaking several broom
A j fci—and crashing the window base,
i glass was broken. Mr. Brown
i M parking his car, and when the
k brakes on his machine failed to work
momentum of the car carried it
over the curb, across the sidewalk and
Collector for Lo
In Duplin County Saturday
14 Shopping Days j
Before Christmas j
Just 14 more shopping days
before Christmas, and Santa
C laus will be on his way here.
Local merchants are contrib
uting heavily that unfortu
nates in this community may j
receive a visit from the jovial
DEMOCRATS WIN ,
Congress Convenes In a !
Calm, Quiet Manner i
Washington, Dec. 7. —The nation's '
new Congress convened today in a '
calm, quiet manner that belied under- '
surface tension and the strife-filled is- '
sues awaiting consideration. 1
The House went into the hands of '
the Democrats. Joyful "rebel" yells '
greeted the smiling veteran of the '
party. Garner, of Texas, as he ascend
ed the Speaker's rostrum, last held '
by a Democrat 12 years ago.
Republicans clung to their finger
hold, in the Senate. It went through J
the brief routine of swearing in new
members in a formal 35-minute ses
sion. Its organisation problem will be
settled tomorrow. A dispute is im
pending on the reelection of George
Moses, of New Hampshire, as presi- ,
dent pro tempore.
For the first time in over 30 years,
North Carolina was not represented
in the Senate by Senators Simmons f
and Overman at an opening session ,
of Congress. .
To this divided and politically hoa- (
tile Congress, President Hoover to
morrow will submit his legislative rec
ommendations and a report on the
state of the union.
The dominant economic problems
facing this Seventy-second Congress
met with an unemployment demonstra- ,
tion on the Capitol plaza. Represen- ,
tatives of the organized marchers' were
halted by police at the doors of the
With tomorrow's reading of the
Presidential message, the Congress
will plunge immediately into its task
of devising a way to speed American
prosperity. That is the keynote.
Assuming Congressional authority!
for the first time in a dozen years,
Democratic leaders are moving cau
tiously, but unitedly. There will be j 1
no coalition. There will be politics,,
for it is the dawn of a presidential
year. But on the vital steps for na : •'
tional recovery, there !s promise of
prompt, non-partisan action.
In keeping with the spirit of this'
Congress, elected a year ago iti the
depths of economic adversity, the
membership went about it* business
today in informal attire, for the most 1
part, and in sombre attitude.
THESIS QUOTES 1
I LOCAL PASTOR;
Young Woman Refers To!
| Writings of C. H. Dickey I
In Preparing Her Paper
I Writing a thesis on "The Village
Church in North Carolina, Margaret
iM. Ledbctter, a graduate student in
1 Duke University, quoted among other
writers Rev. Charles H. Dickey sev
eral times in the paper.
The thesis was submitted in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for the
degree of Master of Arts in the Grad
uate School of Arts and' Sciences of
Duke University, 1931.
j, Mr. Diekny;w»s quoted from writ
j ings of his which appeared in the State
] papers. The activities of the Wil
liamston Baptist Sunday school, in op
erating busses and transporting chil
dren from the countryside, are fea
| At the close of the thesis a long
I bibliography is appended, ii)- which the
local preacher's name appeal* three
times, the references being made to
his writings in the Raleigh News and
Observer, and other State newspapers.
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Thieves Take 17 Pheasants
From J. G. St at on Lot Here
Entering the chicken lot of Mr. J.
G. Staton on Haughton and Railroad
Streets, thieves last week carried off
17 of his choice pheasants he was
holding for breeding purposes.
Several raids have also been made
on the pecan grove belonging to Mrs.
Staton and where the pheasants were
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, December 8, 1931
TRIO OF BANDITS
GET $2,980.01 FROM
Left Stranded On Highway
j With Unarmed Deputy
Sheriff of Jones
i W. Clifford Harris, salesman and
collector for the Standard Fertilizer
Companyjiof Williamston, was held up
and robbed of $2,980.01 'in Duplin
'County last Saturday night by two
'white men and a negro, according to
I press reports received here.
| The scene of the robbery was a |
I bridge in Goshen Swamp, a few miles
I from the Lenoir line on the Kinston-
I Wilmington highway. Harris, who
i resides in Kinston, and Jeter Taylor,
a Jones County deputy sheriff, were
returning tg lyinstou after a collection
trip through Duplin. They found a
small automobile blocking the bridge
to their car. They thought there had ,
been a wreck, and Harris alighted to
investigate. A pistol was shoved in
his face, and he found himself c,»n-
I fronted by two white men and a ne
gro. One of the whites held two pis
tols, the other a pistol and a flash
light. The negro was unarmed. Tay
lor was made to get out of the car,
and the negro searched him and Har
Both Taylor and Harris were un
armed. They money taken from the
latter was in a roll in his pockets. He
was allowed to keep checks for a con
After going thrOufch the victim's
pockets, the robbers removed the lights
of their car and tore out the distribu
tor, leaving Harris and Taylor strand
ed in the road.
The robbers were uhmasked. They
were rather roughly dressed and were
unknown to the victims. That they
were familiar with Harris's habits was
indicated when one of the white men
told the negro it was unnecessary to
Sergeant Moore said there were j
scant clues. 11
Harris formerly lived at Washing
ton and Belhaveq.
FOR DESERTION j
George Purvis Caught As
He Started to Run Away
With Another's Wife
Already "in dutch" for not support- 1
|it)K his wife and children, George Pur- |
. vis, colored, last Sunday brought more
trouble upon himself when he attmept- j
'ed to run away with another man's)
wife. He and the woman, Naomi Rob- j
ersoh, were jailed here shortly after!
, they attempted to • board the train in
Everetts to go to Durham.
I Purvis first stkted that they were
I goinj; to Robersonville, w|jiere they ]
planned to attend church. Purvis had |
a suitcase, carrying in it his clothing
|and those of his confiscated girl. i
I Before leaving, Purvis, 24 years old, |
stole practically all of his old daddy's i
clothes. The old man, who lives on,
j the Everett farnj, between here and
Hamilton, recovered several articles of
[the stolen clothing yesterday.
'DIES NEAR HERE 1
Funeral Service Conducted
Last Saturday; Burial \
Near Spring Green
Tiin Edmondson died of tuberculo
sis kt his home in Poplar Point Town-|
ship, near Spring Green, last Friday
night, following an illness of eleven
Mr. Edmondson, 71 years old, was
born in the Spring Green section,
where he lived and fanned all hi» life.
In early manhood, he was married to
Miss Vicey Howell, who, with eight
children, four boys and four girls, all
grown, survives. The children are
Mrs. Guilford Warren, John Edmond
son, Kenneth Edmondson, Zeno Ed
mondson, Mrs. Hardy Hollis, Mrs.
Arch MoW'y. Mrs. Maryland Hollis
and Rick Edmondson.
Funeral services were conducted Sat
urday afternoon by Elders W. E.
Grimes and John N. Rogerson. Burial
was in the cemetery at Spring Green.
Masons To Hold Regular
Meeting Here Tonight
The local. Masonic lodge, Skewarkee
No. 90, wiH hold a regular communi
cation tonight (Tuesday), at 7:30, it
was announced by officers today. In
addition to the regular business, there
: will be work in the third degree. All
members are urged to attend, and vis
jiting Masons are cordially invited,
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Reorganization Is Perfected
With T. C. Griffin Again
Chairman of the Body
Reorganizing at its meeting held
yesterday, the Martin County Board
of Commissioners started their new
fiscal year with its .old officers at the
helm. Mr. T. C. Griffin was reelected
chairman of the body, and Elbert S.
Peel was appointed county attorney
with a retainer's fee of SIOO.
Bonds of the sheriff, clerk of the
court, register of deeds and treasurer
were reviewed and approved for the
ensuing year, the meeting as a whole
having no important matters before
it for discussion. I
Tax changes and the county poor .
were again paramount in the minutes
lof the session, and while the appli
cations were many few were chosen.
Mrs. Ida James, Cross Roads, was
relieved of the payment of $1.50 spec
ial school tax charged to her through
Sudie Roberson, Williams Town
ship, was released of tax on land val
ued at $l6O, listed in error.
Mrs. George Stevenson, Poplar
Point, was allowed $4 a month.
Relief orders were granted Marcus
Thomas Estate and land of Lucy Peel,
both in Robersonville Township, the
property having been listed to other
The board recommended placing the
road leading from Highway No. 30,
via Bob L. Perry's to Cedar Hill
church, and Woolard's school,
oil-the State road map.
Mrs, Annie Glenn, of Williamston
Township, was allowed $3 a month.
Mrs. Edith Whichard, Cross Roads, 1
was allowed $3 a month.
Kan Williams, colored, Goose Nest, I
was allowed $1.50 a month.
Mrs. Lillie Weathersbee, Roberson
ville Township, $4 a month.
• Mrs. Charlie Whitaker, of Cross
Roads, was allowed $2 for one month.
The board accepted final settlement
by Sheriff C. B. Roebuck for the tax
year of 1930, and purchased the Sandy
Ridge school building for county pur
| poses. •
TO HELP NEEDY
Members There Planning a
Community Tree For
Jamesville, Dec. 7.-~The Home dem
onstration club women of Jamesville
at their November meeting, made
; plans to help worthy families of their
.community have a pleasant Thanks
giving. This was hiade possible
, through the cooperation of merchants
land people within the town helping
J with the plan made by the local club.
jThree large wash tub* of foodstuffs
and clothing were given to the fam
ilies. The merchants, club members,
[and townspeople contributing approx
imately sls worth of food and cloth
'ing. This will help the families for a
'while any way. The club women will
meet at the club room in Jame»ville
jto mend and remodel old clothing, and
■any one wishing to help some one
who ia worthy in the county should
Join in sewing with the women or con-:
tributed old clothes which can be J
made over for children, or pasp on,
wherever needed. At the December
meeting of the Jamesville Home Dem- j
onstration club $5 was presented to
| the secretary as the award for the club j
guessing nearest the total figure of J
| canned stuff submitted by the club
women in the county.
I The women of this club are hoping j
[to have a community Christmas tree
j for all those prevented from having I
lone because of finances.—Mrs. Julian'
Hassell, news reporter.
Farmer W. J. Keel Grows
Large Turnip Near Here
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Mr. W. J. Keel stands at the head
of the list of turnip growers in the
county. He brought us one last week 1
that weighed 4 pounds and 6 ounces'
net. The seed was sown September
1/ and the turnip was gathered No-|
vember 4, making the growing period
3 months and 4 days. The only fer
tilizing done was broadcasting a small j
quantity of stable manure.
[ CHARITY DANCE [
In an effort to aid, charity re
lief work, several interested cit- j
izens here and in other pert* of
the county, headed by Mr. T. C. |
Griffin, have arranged a square •
dance in the Planters warehouse
here next Thursday night from
7:30 to 12 o'dock. A small ad
mission fee will be charged at the
door, fHI a —««» (or those
who dance, the proceeds all go
ing to welfare Irork.
A large crowd is expected.
n£,. 2%; if; -, H
fc'iiL * > , V.W ■ • i ■
■ 1 " 1 1 "■ 1 =EAA ==A= I=SBB— a*
84 Per Cent of
For Past Year
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Jesse Williams and Norris
i Perry Are Arrested Here
Jesse Williams, of the Gold Point
section of this county, and Norris
Perry, alias W. B. Martin, believed
to be from Northampton county, were
arrested here yesterday for reckless
driving and for being drunk. A war
rant was issued today charging them
with the theft of a Ford coupe.
I Williams and Perry were driving
into Main Street' here from the west I
when the car in which they were rid
ing struck a cart occupied by Charles
Rawls and Elmer Peel, employees of
Herman A. Bowen. The cart was not
badly damaged, and after starting
their stalled engine, Williams and
Perry almost ran over Peel and
Rawls who were thrown from the
horse-drawn vehicle to the pavement.
The animal continued on into town
and was stopped at a filling station.
Williams and Perry attempted to
drive around the corner at Sycamore
Street, and failed to complete the turn,
driving the car into the home of C.
B. Corbitt, The car was wrecked,
and Williams and Perry attempted
to run from the scene, but were
caught by Officers Grimes and Grimes
and placed in jail.
Investigating the case, Sheriff C. B.
! Rpebuck learned this morning that
| the license plates belonging to F. C.
| Medlin, of Wcldon, and the car be
longing to W. J. Brown, jr., of
Northmapton county, had been stolen.
Perry told several stories about him
self, but the preliminary investiga
tion proved him wrong in each of
them. Several new pocket books, a
Kodak, two or three pairs, of women's
shoes were found in the car, and
Perry had a fountain pen barrell with
steel piefcs in it when searched by of
Williams, recently married, .yelled a
greater part of last night, but admit
ted he was well when officers refused
to turn him out after calling a doctor |
TAKES OWN LIFE
Despondent, George White
Sends Bullet Through
His Heart Monday
Windsor, Dec. 7. —Depressed by fi
nancial difficulties, G. Clinton White,
prominent merchant, shot himself
through the heart in the living room
of his home here this morning at 8
o'clock. Death was instantaneous.
Members of his family, hearing the
shot from other parts of the house,
found hint dead when they reached
Mr. White, for many years, had
been a leader in the religious and civic
life of the town. He was a member
of the Windsor board of commission
ers, the board of deacon of Cashie
Uaptjst church, and the local lodge
I Born in Bertie County 58 years ago,
|he came to Windsor in early manhood,
where he succeeded his father-in-law,
I R. C. Bazemore, in the mercantile
business. Surviving are his widow,
!the former Miss Carrie Bazemore, and
'four children, two sons, Robert and
Randolph, and two daughters, Louise
land Sarah. Arrangements for the fu
jneral had not been completed this aft
Junior Play Here Last
Friday Night a Success
The minstrel, "High Brown Breach
of Promise," given by the members
( of the junior class of the local school,
under the direction of Miss Bessie
Willis, teacher, in the high school- au
ditorium here last Friday evening was
I a marked success. The juniors clear
ed approximately S2B and the fair-sized
audience enjoyed the performance.
I The proceeds will be used by the
juniors in entertaining the seniors at
,the annual junior-senior banquet.
No Local People Attended
1 Charity Game In Durham
• . .
! More than 5,000 fans, or charity
' supporters, saw the Duke-Carolina
'team defeat the Davidson-State-Wake
Forest aggregation in Durham, last
f Saturday by a 14 to 0 count in the
j State chartiy contest. Very few peo
| pie attended the game from this sec
tion, and reports state they missed a
good football battle.
Money raised that day will be used
for the furtherance of the Governor's
unemployment and relief program.
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A tree-planting machine that can
plant trees 6-feet apart on a 10-acre
area in a day is a new invention.
Price Is About
' Same on Local
I . .
I While sales have been limited in
•is* since Thanksgiving, the local v
tobacco market has reported very
good averages, all the houses re
porting satisfactory sales yester
day. All the companies are repre
sented on the market here, and
the buyers seem anxious for the
leaf, a warehouseman stated this
A goodly number of lots sold
here yesterday averaged from 18
to 25 cents, and one of the ware
housemen said that many loads
offered for sale on the larger
markets were removed and sold
here at a decided profit yesterday
Farmers who have tobacco in
their barns are urged to complete
the sale as soon as possible as the
} markets will close for the holi
days Friday of next week
W. T. AMBERS
Last Rites Held at Home
On Main Street Here
William Thomas Ambers, 77 years
old, died" at his home here on West
Main Street last Friday night, follow
ing a stroke of paralysis suffered ,i
short while before, Although he had
been in. feeble health for some time,
Mr. Ambers was in his usual health
just a short while before his death.
Born in Washington County, near
Roper, Mr. Ambers moved |to this
county when a man. He was
married to Miss Kliza Moore, and fors
a few years they made their home in
Pitt County. Returning to this coun-!
Ity shortly after that time, they re- \
I moved to Washington County and
| farmed for a while. Alter twenty
| years he moved to Williamston with
his family and resided here until his
Suffering with rheumatism, Mr. Am
bers was only able to be around and
about with the aid crutches. "She death
of Mrs. Ambers last February affected
him greatly and since tint* time he re
mained close at home.
Two sons, Messrs. VV. I), and Jesse
Ambers, both of this place, and three
Funeral services'were held from the
late home last Sunday afternoon by
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, pastor of the lo-
I cal Presbyterian church. Burial was
in the Baptist cemetery.
No One Injured and Little
Damage Results To
i The local fire company was called
, out yesterday morning about 8:30 •o'-
| clock when an old Ford school truck
| caught fire on Wftt Main Street, near
the home of Patrolman Russell Bras
' well. I.ewis Harrison, driver, stopped
the truck and unloaded the children
: without injury to them. Patrolman
Braswell heard the alarm and he rush
ed out and with the small extinguisher
; on his motorcycle brought the blaze
| under control. The local fire com
-1 pany reached there about the time the
chemicals in the extingtfisher were
spent. * S ,
Believed to have started from the
exhaust pipe, the fire did little dani
-1 age to the truck, burning slightly the
under part of the body. The.children
completed their journey to school on
foot, and the truck was driven to the
garage under its own power.
Dallas Gardner, 14 Years
Old, Died Last Friday
Dallas, the 14-year-old son of Mr.
- and Mrs. Wheeler C. Gardner, died
i at their home on the Hamilton road,
. near here, late last Friday, following
t an illness of three weeks' duration.
> Malaria, pneumonia, and heart trouble
. were assigned as the causes of his
i Besides his patents, two brother!,
Maurice and Wendell, survive.
| Funeral services were conducted
I from the home Sunday afternoon by
Rev. Charles H. Dickey, pastor of the
local Baptist church. Interment fol
-1 lowed in the Gardner burial ground
' near Siloam church, in Williams
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Watch the Label On Your I
Paper As It Carries the Date
When Your Subscription Expires I
TAX BOOKS ARE
Sheriff Collects $245,633.47
In This County For
Tax Year 1930
I The final curtain on the 1930 tax . .
levy in this county was rung doWn yes
terday when Sheriff C. B. Roebuck
turned over his last collections, the
(and salefcertificates and the insolvent
list before the commissioners. The
collector turned over more than $5,000
to the county treasurer, bringing the
total taxes collected in actual cash for
the" tax year 1930 up to .$245,633.47, or
approximately 84 per cent of the total
levy of $295,451.88,
"Taking into consideration the un
favorable economic conditions that
have and are now existing, the collec
| tion is an exceptionally good one," Au
| ditor Greathouse, whose firm handled
I the audit, stated yesterday,
j Additional collections are expected .
within the next few days, when the
I sheriff conducts a sale, of personal*
property that he has and is now con
j fiscating. Levies upon personal prop
'erty have already been made, and the
I insolvent list, amounting to $6,729.60,
| will be considerably reduced when the
, sale is made, it is believed.
| The shifting of tenants from one
j township to another and to other coun
, ties last winter is reflected in the in-
I solvent list. The auditor's report
I shows that approximately 1,500 poll
| tax accounts, amounting to $3,413.69,
j R'ere not paid. Many, or virtually
all, of these accounts are those, of ten
ants or common laborers who have no
property, real or personal, listed. Vet,
j if they are over 21 years of age and
under 50, they are charged with the
usual poll in all townships except in
Hamilton and Goose Nest, where the
$2 - amount was slightly increased.
These people have moved hither and
thither during the year, making it im-_
' j possible for any one'to demand pay
* ment of the small account. Goosa
, Nest Township has the largest num-
I her of unpaid poll tax accounts.
11 Land sale certificates, showing that
! the sheriff was unable to collect the
I taxes in certain cases and further
| slunving that the property had been
' | offered for sale, were turned over to
the commissioners. These certificates
I represent $43,088.81 uncollected taxes
levied on real property, bringing' the
' total of uncollected taxes up to $49,-
1 848.41. All of the $43,088.81 is se-
I cured and about one-half of the $6,-
1 729.70 is secured by.—personal prop
erty. The insolvent list is little larger
than it was last year, representing a
little over 2 per cent of the entire levy,
c or $295,451.88. The tax sale certifi
-1 cates will be turned over to the coun
ty attorney for collection. Interest
I increases as time goes on, and finally
' when all legal proceedings are con
| eluded, some one tomes in and buys
i Several assumptions can be ad
/ vanced on the collection made for "the
I year 1930. One of the main ones is
, that the collections indicate that con
'; ditions in Martin County are not as
: bad as tfley are generally reputed to
j be, and are far better than they are
in many other sections in this part
the country. It is not t& be under- *
stood that there ii no suffering ones
in our midst or that there have been
no failures. One is to believe that
I Martin County property owners have
| put their shoulders to the wheel and
are making a really remarkable effort
to meet their obligations. Then there
is some credit due the sheriff and as
sistants, who have offered every favor
possible to the property owners. Many
sad stories have been related day after
day throughout theyflar, and in every
'one the collectors have expressed their
Martin's obligations 'must be met,
and it is upon past records that Mar
tin citizens enter upon a new year
fully determined to meet their obliga
tions as long as they find it humanly
possible to do so.
150 Men Apply For Work
On One Building Monday
A true picture of the unemployment
. situation in this immediate section
1 was flashed before welfare workers
, and others interested in the jobless
j when 150 men applied for work yes
. terday at the prison camp now under
s construction near here,
s Only spc of the number were given
employment, and today the number
, of applicants is said to be increasing.
The project is no large one, and a
I great number of workmen cannot be.
t Married men, experiencing the
- greatest hardships, arc given prefer
-1 enee when the apply for work, Con
i struction Manager Thompson said