Uiallni Win Fad Oar Col as* a Latchkey to Over Sixteen ff—dred Martha County Hones VOLUME XXXIV—NUMBER 91 HOOVER RELIEF MEASURES ARE BEFORE HOUSE $200,000,000 of Fund To Be Used for Loans To Farmers Washington, Jan. 14. —The leaders of President Hoover's economic pro posals tonight were only a few legisla tive steps from the White House door and two others started through the senate with prospects for early action. The house agreed to vote tomorrow on the $2,000,000,000 reconstruction coporation measure which already has passed the senate. A house amendment today set aside $200,000,000 of the bill's funds to be used for farm loans. This and other differences between the two houses will be settled in conference. The President regards this as the most important of all his recommen dations for stabilizing business. Another of his suggestions is even nearer its final goal than the recon struction measure. It is the bill to furnish additional capital for federal land banks to enable them to lift pressure from hard-pressed farmers. It reached the house today from the senate. The senate made the total sum $125,- 000,000, and it also goes to conference between representatives of the two houses. * . ' „ A senate banking subcommittee heard a bill to establish a permanent system of home loan banks for the aid of both home and farm owners strongly supported by a succession of witnesses. Among them were John S. Hill, of Durham, N. C.; Harry E. Karr, of Baltimore; H. C. • Robinson, of the Guardian Trust Co., Cleveland; and Fred G. Stkkel, of Newark, N. J. Senator Couzens, of Michigan, the wealthiest man in the senate, criticized provision of the measure for allowing loans to builders of expensive homes. Before another banking subcom mittee, Undersecretary Mills of the treasury, supported the measure to es tablish a corporation with $150,000,000 capital for aiding insolvent banks. Mills said it would permit deposi tors and creditors of closed banks to get a part of the funds now congealed in the insolvent institutions. NEWSPAPER AS WEDDING GIFT All Martin Couples Marry ing in 1932 To Get One . i.„. Year Subscription Be it through love, esteem, friend ship, or sympathy, The Enterprise Publishing Company, during 1932, will give a one-year subscription for The Enterprise to every Martin County couple who embark upon the tea of matrimony and make their home in the county. We want every couple to receive a wedding present during 1932. It is one of the essentials of good citixenship for one to keep abreast of the times, to know the happenings of community life. That means the lo cal newspaper should go into every home in the county, where it can be referred to for events offered in con nection with town, county, and State government, society happenings, crop reports, human interest stories, and the many other happenings. The local paper is one thing no fam ily should be without, and subscrip tions are being offered this week to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rogers, Wil liamston, route 5; Mr. and Mrs. Ar thur Mizelle, Williamston, route 2; Mr. and Mrs. James Arthur Revels, of Williamston, route 1. Mr. Rogers is already a subscriber, so his subscrip tion will be advanced one year. Oißcers Wreck Several StUla; Arrest Three Men Several liquor distilleries were wreck ed by county and federal officers in this section during the pest few days. Two plante were destroyed in Goose Nest Township yesterday and three men, Tom Taswell, 64; Dennis Cherry, 15; and John Jasper Cherry, 17; all colored, were arrested in Bertie early this week by federal agents. Mrs. Emma Page Dies la Cross Roads Section - ♦ Mrs. Emma Page died at the home of her so* in Cress Roads Township last Sunday at the age of 75 years. Funeral services were held Monday, interment following that afternoon. Mrs. Page, more than 35 years ago, i assisted in the operation of Martin County's home for the aged and in firm. During her stay there she en deared herself to the old unfortunates, and when she and her husband sur rendered their duties there > the in mates are said to have wept aa if they were babies losing their parents. Mis* Gladys Wiggins, of Tarboro, visited Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Wilson here today. THE ENTERPRISE New Low Is Reached By 1931 Farm Crops SUMMER TIME (?) No matter how cold its gets or how unusual the seasons are, the older citizens always refer to the eighties or early nineties and pro duce a record that overshadows present-day weather peculiarities, or almost anything else, for that matter. Yesterday these older people with their almost unbelievable tales, were forced to take a back seat when the mercury went to 110 in the sun and 84 in the shade. One old gentleman, always refer ring to a particular day or week when the weather was more ab normal, scratched his head and said nothing yesterday when he learned the mercury readings here. DEMONSTRATION FLOCKS LOCATED IN THIS SECTION Poultry Specialist and Farm Agent Get Two Owners To Cooperate In an effort to establish poultry demonstration flocks in this county, C. P. Maupin, poultry specialist, and Agent T. B. Brandon visited several flocks in this section this week, urg ing' the owners to adopt cost records and follow instructions prepared by specialists. Messrs. L. P. Lindsley and Frank Weaver will establish demonstration flocks, Mr. Maupin said, the work to be preparatory to a more extensive pro gram in Martin County next year. "With demonstration flocks through out the county, it can be determined just how profitable poultry raising is in Martin County, either as a side line or as a sole business," Mr. Maupin, a member of the State College Exten sion Division, explained. It was also stated that adequate records of cost will be maintained, the raisers also keeping in touch with the extension division that they might receive assist ance in the care of their flocks. Month ly reports will be forwarded to the division by the owners and regular visits will be made as often as possible by Mr. Maupin to the flocks. CALL 9 CASES IN COUNTY COURT Fines Totalling $3lO Are Imposed By Judge Bailey Tuesday Nine cases were called in the coun ty recorder's court here last Tuesday when Judge Joseph W. Bailey called 'upon the defendants for substantial fines. The court turned pecuniary all right, the fines amounting to $3lO. ; Collection was not in order with all | the defendants at the time, but it is believed that a greater part of the amount will be realized in cash, and the remainder accounted for on the | highways of the State. I W. E. Toler, the young man from ißelhaven t,id Norfolk who flashed his pistol in a local filling station 'several days ago, was fined $75 and taxed with the costs. The fine meted out during the day fell on Wm. T. Harris for his alleged guilt in the case charging him with the manufacture of liquor. He was fined $125. The case charging J. C. Clemmons with larceny and receiving, was con tinued pending the receipt of addi tional evidence. A fine of S6O was imposed when the ( jcourt found Annie Rice guilty of .driving an automobile while under the influence of liquor. Norman Williams and Buck Brown, charged with being drunk and dis orderly in Robersonville last Sunday night, were sentenced to jail for 30 days. The case charging Ralph Bond with larceny and receiving, was con tinued for hearing next Tuesday. Turner Hines, adjudged guilty of an assault with a deadly weapon, was sentenced to the road£ for a five months term. He appealed, and the court required bond in the sum of $l5O. R. G. Jackson was fined SSO for the alleged passing of worthless checks, but he appealed and the case goes to the superior court with the defendant under bond. Herman James, charged with violat ing the liquor laws, pleaded guilty of possessing material for the manufac ture of liquor and he was sentenced to the roads. »i' ■ * Mrs. D. R. Perkins and Mr. Henry D. Griffin, of Stokes, were visitors here this week. . Williamston, Martin County f North Carolina, Friday, January 15, 1932 TOBACCO BRINGS AVERAGE OF $64.71 ACRE IN STATE • Hambone About Right In Saying There Will Be Many Fat Naked Folks Bright Belt tobacco farmers receiv ed, on an average, $64.71 an acre for their tobacco crop in 1931, as com pared with $102.36 an acre the year before, it wis learned from a report released this week by the State De partment of Agriculture. The figure, although shamefully small, is believed to be plenty high, many Martin farm ers questioned as to their receipts for an acre stating that it varied from virtually nothing to SSO an acre. Not more than 1 out of 50 stated he re ceived $75 an acre for his crop last year, and not more than one out of a hundred stated he received $l5O an acre for his tobacco in 1931. In 1930, Bright Belt farmers were paid, on an average, 13 cents a pound for their tobacco. The years before that they received 19 cents a pound. In 1931 they received on an average of only 9 cents a pound, or a 55 per cent decrease in price from the 1929 figure. Farmers in the belt planted 44,000 fewer acres to the crop, raised 61,185,000 pounds less, and received $8,436,000 less than what they got for the 1930 crop. Te acreage yield for 1931 was estimated at 688 pounds, the total crop, or that portion sold up to the first of this month, amounting to 254,697,000 pounds, as compared with 315,882,000 pound# grown (and sold for the season in 1930. The year 1931 was one of falling prices in all farm products. Peanuts prices fell from $40.80 an acre in 1929 to $14 f 15 last year. Cotton command ed only 6 cents a pound last year, as compared with 17 cents a pound in 1929, a decrease of nearly 66 per cent.- Sweet potatoes hit bottom, when the price dropped from 90 cents a bushel to 55 cents for the same amount last year. The acreage value dropped from SIOO.BO to $45.10, production per acre last year being less by 30 bushels. Corn, the report shows, suffered the heaviest loss, the price of that com modity dropped from $1 a bushel in 1929 to 43 cents a bushel last year. In other words, an acre of com, last year, was worth, on an average, only SB.BI. Apples and fruits in general reached new low price levels, the reduction a mounting to more than 50 per cent. The various types of hay, with the exception of peanut vines, which are of no great importance other than in the eastern part of the State, contin ued to demand prices nearly equal to those paid in 1929 and 1930. Taking all the crops as a whole, per acre prices dropped from $37.89 in 1929 to $19.71 last year, a loss of $lB.lB an acre. The value of the 1931 crops was placed at $144,073,671 for the entire State, including all products, as compared with $266,931,602 in 1929, When one considers that farm prod ucts in North Carolina have fallen in price nearly $123,000,000 in two years of time, then he can account for "hard times." An interesting part of the report is that feature reflecting a marked drop in cash crop acreage and a substan tial increase in food and feed crops, indicating, as Hambone said recently, one is going to see more fat naked folks this year than he has seen before in a long time. Directors of Farmers Mutual Meet Tomorrow A second meeting of the directors of the Martin County Branch, Far mers Mutual Fire Insurance associ ation, will be held here tomorrow aft ernoon at 1:00 oclock, it was announc ed this week by Secretary James L. Coltrain. Plans and methods for revaluing property now insured in the associa tion will be considered by the direc tors at that time, it was stated by Mr. Coltrain. HALT ACTIVITIES V. Industry and education among local colored people Was tempor arily halted here yesterday after noon when friends, relatives, ad mirers attended the last rites of their friend, J. D. Blade, respect ed colored man, who died here early hut Sunday morning. The colored schools suspended classes for the afternoon and die plant of the Colombian Peanut Com pany was inactive. Small shops, operated by colored citizens, were cloeed. The attendance yesterday afternoon was the largeot ever re ported at a colored burial here. TWO LOCAL MEN FACE CHARGE IN BERTIE COUNTY J. D. Ward and N. S. God ard Jailed for Robbery In Roxobel J. D. Ward and N. S. Godard, lo cal men, were arrested this week for the alleged robbery of a wholesale house in Roxob«l last Saturday (Tight. Ward was found and arrested in the home of Mrs. Alice Godard here early last Tuesday evening by Officers C. B. Roebuck, Grimes and Daniel, who turned him over to Bertie authorities. Godard was arrested Tuesday in Wil son where he with Ward and a man named Joe Vick, of Bertie county, is alleged to have disposed of the stolen goods. The three men, alleged to have broken into the Roxobel store, are said to have removed a quantity of goods including many cigarettes. Es tablishing themselves in a Wilson suburb, the three were reported to have disposed of their goods at half the cost price. Officers there learned of the cut-rate sale and nude the ar rests. Godard, wanted in Ahoskie for the alleged assault on a detective in that town some time ago, was re turned to Hertford county. The rob bery had not been reported at the time, and Ward and Vick were re leased. Ward was rearrested, and Vick was cAught last night in Virginia. Vick was brought here early this morning, and about 5 o'clock another search was made for the stolen goods in the Godard home on Haughton Street, the officers finding 40,000 cig arettes. Approximately 20,000 cigar ettes were unaccounted for. When arrested and questioned in Wilson, the three are told police there that they bought the cigarettes from a colored man ini Nor folk a few days before. Ward, when arrested here, denied' having had any part in the Roxobel robbery. Disposition of the case is now pend ing in the Bertie County courts. Ward was placed under a SI,OOO bond at a hearing held there Wednesday, when he admitted his guilt li connec-" tion with the robbery. Cioqard, ask ing for it himself, was plac«4 under a 10,000 bond. It was reported at noon that war rants had been issued in Bertie for the arrest of others in connectionm the arrest of others for aiding and abetting and receiving stolen goods, but the warrants had not been served at noon today. FARM PROGRAM TO BE TOPIC AT MEET ON JAN. 21 Open Meeting To Be Held in Courthouse At Williamston By liisa LORA E. SLEEPER You are invited one and all to at tend the sectional agricultural meet ing which will be held in this county January 21, at 2:30 p. m. There will be good speakers on the program at this time and folks interested in agri culture should attend and enter into the discussion. This means farmers, farmers' wives, bankers, merchants, land owners, business men, and every one. I am hoping you will one and all take advantage of this opportunity. In vite your neighbor, your merchant, your land owner to attend. Last year the farmers and their wives in this county made a very poor showing. I am hoping you will do better this year. [Miss Smith writes as follows: "I hope I that the women will come out tp this 'meeting and take an active part in the | discussion." Over 200 letters to the . women alone were mailed out last year and about three were present. The women should be more interested in the county than the figures of last I year showed. Farm Produce Gains As A Medium oi Exchange The gold standard as a basis of ex change was given another wallop to day when Clark'* Drug Store adver tised it would accept farmers' peanuts as payment on accounts. Allowancer above market prices will be made, Mr. C. B. Clark, owner, stated this morning. James Hyman Wynn Dies At Home in Cross Roads James Hyman Wynn, Cross Road* Township farmer, died at his home there last Monday of stomach trou ble. Funeral service* were held Tttff* day afternoon by Rev. J. M. Perry, pastor of tbe local Christian church. Interment was in the Wynn family barial ground in Cross Roads Town ihip. Mr. Wynn, about 60 year* old; was the ion of J. David Wynn and wife, and leave* several children. Executive Committee To Fill Vacancy on Board Education First Poultry Season To Be in County for Loading 4 Days Next Week PRICES ALMOST AS HIGH AS THEY WERELAST YEAR Starting at Jamesville on Tuesday, Cars To Move On Through County Martin County farmers will make their first cooperative poultry ship ment of the year next week, accord ing to a schedule of loading dates and prices released yesterday by County [Agent T. B. Brandon. The car, handled on the Atlantic Coast Line tracks, will be stopped in Jainesvillr. next Tuesday, January 19, Wednes day, the car will be on the tracks here, going to Robersonville Thursday and on to Oak City Friday. Considering prevailing low prices offered for every farm product, the | prices quoted for poultry at the.car I next week are moderately high. Six 'teen cents will be paid for colored I hens, or one cent a pound less than I was paid for the first offerings last year. The price offered for turkeys lis off 5 cents a pound, but the quo : tations on leghorn hens and ducks and I geese range from one to two cents above the last year figures. The poultry market, like everything else, is said to be weak, and County [Agent Brandon, fearing that prices might fall within the next few days, made arrangements for the cooper ative shipment one week earlier than he did last year. It might be that prices will advance, but with condi tions as they are, this it not likely. Local markets are glutted with poul try at the present time, and eggs are commanding an unusually low price considering the time of year. These two factors, it is believed, will result in heavy loadings next week, and to take care of the offerings, Mr. Bran don has arranged to have two cars on the tracks in the county next week. Local prices are considerably lower than those offered for the cooperative deliveries, and it is believed that the shipment will stabilize marketing con ditions for poultry to some extent. In an effort to provide against a great rush, the four loading places were selected. Sellers will be given every consideration possible, and ex tra help will be placed at the car to aid in handling the deliveries, the agent said. Farmers, planning to sell poultry during the week, will find it to their advantage to study the loading ar rangements, which, due to new train schedules, will be slightly different from what they were last year. Poul try will be received at the car in Jamesville until about 2 o'clock Tues day afternoon when the freight train will move the car to Williainston. No loading hours are planned here Tues day afternoon, because th* train 'might be late. Poultry will be receiv ed all day Wednesday at this point, j Thursday morning, the passenger train will carry the car to Roberson ville, and |>oultry will be received there from about 10:07 in the morn ing until night. The following morn ing, the car will be carried to Oak City where deliveries will be handled beginning at about 10:52. Local Boy Made Associate Editor College Newspaper I Darrell Price, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Price, of Williamston, and a stu-1 dent at Wake Forest College, was re cently made associate editor of the College Journal, a paper published in Wake Forest. Young Price was grad uated from the local high school, and in his college work at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., and at Wake Forest, he has been very suc cessful in his studies and in student -activities. DAYS OF GRACE END Tb* fifteen days of grace grant ed automobile ownera and today, and automobile and truck ownera operating their vehicle* on the highway* of the State or on those of any other state, for that mat ter, are aubject to arrest and prosecution, it was announced to day by Mr. E. B. J off re*, chair man of the State Highway Com mission. j , Owners are warned to either purchase the 1932 license plates or run their machines under the —— MEAT SPOILING 1 V i While the prevailing warm wea ther is being received as an ac ceptable gift from the Almighty by the less fortunate, it is causing much concern among Martin far mers who are killing and storing their meat for the coming months. Several farmers have lost their meat, and others are following every known method in an at tempt to save their own. No great losses have been reported, but many farmers who killed their meat during the past few days are greatly worried over the continued warm weather. FARMERS LOSEr i REYNOLDS GAIN TWO MILLIONS Net Earning of Winston- Salem Company in 1931 Over $36,000,000 North Carolina farmers lost millions of dollars and the R, J. Reynolds To bacco Company cleared extra millions in profits last year, according to a statement made public by the com pany this week and a report released by the State and Federal Departments of Agriculture recently. The farmers received $26,000,000 less for their crop, and the tobacco concern made $2,140,153 more than it did the year before. The company's report for the year ended December 31, 1931 shows net earnings of $36,396,817, after deduct ing taxes, depreciation and all charges, compared with $34,256,664 for 1930. The balance sheet at December 31, 1931, again presents a strong and ex tremely liquid financial position, with total assets of $176,856,099, as com [pared with $168,377,069 at December 31, 1930. Undivided profits stood at $62,233,341, an increase of $6,369,817 over 1930. Net current assets aggregated $128,- 242,251, in new cash and U. 'S. gov ernment securities totaling $44,474,270 which is alone more than three and a half times all indebtedness. In a letter to the company\s stock holders, S. Clay Williams, president of the company, states that the num ber of stockholders again shows a substantial increase, the total at the close of the year being approximately one-third greater than at the end of the previous year. "The financial condition of your company as set forth in the accom panying statement is presented on the same conservative basis'as in former years, with the nominal sum of $1 as signed to its well known and valuable brands, trade marks and good will," Mr. Williams wrote. "There is no bank debt and no out standing bonds or preferred stock. Net current assets on December 31" 1931 amounted to $128,242,251.20. In addition to this, as noted on the statement, the company has an in vestment in of its own stock at a figure which is less than market price at December 31, 1931. This in vestment, somewhat larger than that al the close of the preceding year produces a very attractive yield as compared to what could be obtained from any equivalent high grade se curity in which surplus cash funds ( could be placed. No part of the earn-! ings shown in the treasurer's report for the year was derived from the' sale of stock." In his letter to the stockholders, Mr. Williams indicated that the dis covery and development during the past year of the scientific air-sealed packaging of Camel cigarettes has giv en impetus to the company's sales. This ingenuity, in a year such as 1931, plus increased newspaper advertising, is reflected in the results, it was de clared. Services At J^ocal Episcopal Church Rev. W. R. Noe, Wilmington minis ter, will preach in the Church of the Advent here Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock, it WHS announced today by a member of the" local vestry. Mr. Noe, an able preacher, has appeared in the pulpit here before, being well re ceived each time. The public is cordially invited to hear him Sunday evening. Watch the L«b«l On Your Paper AM It Carries die Date When Your Subscription Expiree ESTABLISHED 1898 MUCH INTEREST IN APPOINTMENT OF NEW MEMBER Meeting To Be Held Here Next Wednesday in Courthouse A successor to the'Jate javan Rogers as member of the Martin County Board of Education will be appointed by members of the Martin County Democratic Executive Committee in a call meeting of that body here next Wednesday, it was announced yester day by Elbert S. Peel, county chair man. Heretofore, or until the 1931 legislature transferred the power of appointment to the county executive, committee of the party to which the member causing the vacancy was af filiated, such vacancies were filled by appointment by the remaining mem bers of the board of education. Mr. Rogers was appointed by the board of education following "the death of his brother, Mr. Nathan Rogers, about years ago. I Mr. Rogers' death also caused a vacancy in the Bear Grass Township Democratic Executive committee, and as he was chairman, that body is meet ing tomorrow afternoon to effect its re-organization. The member select ed as chairman of the district com mittee there tomorrow will represent Bear Grass along with the chairmen from the several other townships-at the meeting here next Wednesday. The names of the township chair men who are expected to attend the meeting in the courthouse here next Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock are asf follows: | H. O. Martin, Janfesville Township; IJoshua L. Coltrain, Williams Towri iship; Plenny Peel, Griffins Township, Leslie T. Fowden, WiUiamston Town ship; J. S. Ayers, Cross Roads Town ship; W. S. White, l'oplar Point Township; Ed. Janies, Robcrsonville Township; J. A.-Davenport, Hamil ton Township; J. W. Mines, Goose Nest Township;, and J. L. Croom, Gold Point precinct. The Bear Grass chairman will be named tomorrow. According to information received here from one or two districts, there Jis much interest centered around the appointment of a new member to the 'educational board. However, no names have been mentioned as probable ap pointees, or none as far as it could Ibe learned here late yestetday. The new member, whose term wilt [expire in April of next year, will either enter the next June primary or , jui>t complete the term without offer ! ing himself as a possible candidate. The term of a second member, Mr. 'J. Eason Lilley, expires in April, 1 1933, also, making two contests for places on the educational board in the I June primary. ESCAPED JAIL BIRD BUYS CAR Breaks Jail in Greenville; Robs Store and Buys Car; Then Rearrested Escaping from the I'itt County jail about two weeks ago, Fred Pugh, col ored, tame here, and with ten S2O bills, alleged to have been stolen in a hold-up fat Chocowinity recenTTy.made payment on a new automobile at the VVilliumston Motor Company, local Ford dealers. Riding near Chocowinity, Pugh' with four other meh, who are believed to hj»ve been parties to the Jail break, ditched'the car. Officers picked up the trail and before the men could get their car out of the ditch, they found it necessary to flee the scene. Pugh was captured in a fartn house a short distance from the scene of the wreck, but the other men made their escape. Pugh, officers said, was believed to have been connected with the robbery of a combination filling station and store at Chocowinity one night last week. Approximately S4OO was taken from the store safe, and officers ex pressed opinion that the negro made part payment on the car with a por tion of the money. Presbyterians Announce Their County Services Sunday, January 17, 1932: Church school at 10 a. m. . Worship service and sermon at 11:15 a. m. (Please note the changes in hour.) Bear Grata Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Worship service and sermon at 7 p. m. Roberaon'a Farm Sunday school at 3 p. m. Prayer meeting Thursday night at 7 p. m. Come tad worship with u*.