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Decrease in Acreage to Cash
Crops Expected in the I
Jamesville Section
That Martin farmers are planning
to curtail acreage to cash crops this
year was made certain last Friday
night when a group of Jamesville
Township farmers met in the old
Cooper's Schoolhouse, nesr James
ville, and discussed the farm outlook
for 1932. The crop ratio has not been
determined as yet, but, according to
Professor W. T. Overby, of the James
ville School, many farmers in that sec
tion will cultivate the largest acre
sge to lespedeza and other soil-building
crops this spring and summer than
ever before.
Farmers attending the meeting, the
first of a series to be held in that dis
trict during the remsinder of this
month and February, were agreed
that it was time to give up the cash
crop system, but they are unable to
decide what to plant. Next Friday
evening Mr. Overby will again meet
with the group of farmers snd discuss
with them the problem.
A fsir representation of farmers was
reported st the first meeting and as
many if not more are expected to gfc
tend and take part.fin the discussion
next Friday evening at 7 o'clock.
Number of Fakers Said To
Be Operating In This
State at Present
The North Carolina Board of Health
issues the following warning in its lat
est bulletin :
"Reports coming to the offices of the
Stale Board of Health from different
sections of the State during the paat
few weeks indicate that quite a num
ber of fakers representing themselves
to be in the employ of the State Board
of Health are around undertaking to
sell remedies of varioua kinds for
which they collect fabulous prices..
"The purpose of this statement ia
to emphasize the fact that the State
Board of Health does not have any
where in the State doctors or other
representatives employed to visit sick
people and to offer them advice or to
sell them remedies of any kind. If
any such faker calls on'iny reader of
the Bulletin, we hope the reader will
have such person immediately arrest
ed and imprisoned for obtaining mon
ey under false pretense and for false
ly pretending to represent the State
Board of Health.
Traveling fakers of this type have
been reported from Davie County pur
porting to sell so-called radium drops
at $125 per treatment to persons suf
fering with incurable eye diseases.
These so-cslled drops are compoaed
of simple faucet or rive* water and
have no value whatever, and the State
Board of Health knows nothing about
the individuals except that they are
fakers falsely pretending to represent
the Board. Information comes from
Henderson that one of these so-called
representstivea of the Board has been
visiting the Negro population in that
city, pretending to prescribe remedies
•for 'rheumatism,' claiming to repre- |
sent the State Laboratory at Raleigh.
One and all these rascals are fakers |
and should be put behind prison bars "
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Mafriy Churches Will Be •
Represented at Meet
Near Roper
Forty Christian churches located in
countiea from Greenville to Elizabeth
City, will be represented at a district
union meeting to be held at Zions
Chapel in Washington County this
coming Saturday and Sunday.
Churches in this county will be well
repreaented at the two-day meeting,
it is understood.
Zions Chapel is located near Roper,
and extensive preparations are being
made there for the meeting.
Nearly SIOO Stolen from j
A. and P. Store Sunday
—a !
Entering the store of the Atlantic
apd • Tea Company on Main
Street here some time early Sunday
morning, robbers stole $89.24, mostly ,
all cash, but aa far as it could be
lesrned no groceries were removed. |
Making his regular trips into the
back lota. Night Officer
stated yesterday that he did not be
lieve the rear window, through which
the robber is" laid to have entered the
store was broken before or about day*-
The atolen cash was received from
aales made after the bank had cloaed
and was secreted among the groceries,
h waa learned.
Third of County Tax Levy
Has Been Collec
Coantjr tax collections vara in
creased to SM.OOO last weak, whan
the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Company presented ha check for
$43,622X3 in settlement for ha
1931 taxes. Last year the Coast
Line paid the county 151.125.25,
and even though the 1031 amount
was smaller by 17,502.45 than in
1930, the company continues aa
the largest single taxpayer in the
county. It is understood that the
company has also paid its taxes
to the several towns in the coun
ty, totaling several thouaand dol
Peter R. Rives Died
Monday Afternoon
Died at the home of his daugh
ter here yesterday afternoon in his
mr- . . .
More Farmers Are Having
Seed Cleaned This Year
Than They Did Last
Enough tobacco seed have already
been cleaned and treated by County
Agent T. B. Brandon to sow 230,300
square yards of plant beds, it was
learned from the agent this week. Up
until last Saturday, 142 farmers had
had seed and treated prepara
tory to planting this new crop.
„Last year up until January 24, 119
farmers had the agent to clean enough
seed to sow 494,300 square yards of
plant beds. More farmers are having
seed cleaned treated this year
than last, but at the same time the
quantity of seed is not as great as it
was last year for a similar period.
The work is being done for farm
ers throughout the county, the agent
Woman's Club To Meet
Thursday of This Week
! The January meeting of the Wo
man's Club will be held Thursday aft
ernoon. in the club rooms. This will
be a purely business meeting. It will
be started on time and end on time,
and tyb one who attends will be kept
from other duties for more than one
hour. It requires so little time to at
tend the meetings, just 1 hour out of
every 720, that members should' make
every effort to attend meeting.—Re
First Car 1932 Potatoes
' Shipped Here Yesterday
The first car of cured sweet pota
toes shipped from the county this
year was moved from the J. G. Staton
curing house here yesterday afternoon, j
The potatoes, ranging around 9o and
80 cents a bushel, were billed 1 -to' a
dealer in New York City. Approxi
mately 600 bushels were loaded in the
Several new curing houses were put
into operation last year in the
ty and additional shipments wtQ be
made within the next few weeks, it is
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R. G. Harrison to Liquidate
Henderson National Bank
Mr. R. G. Harrison, of this place,
was appointed liquidating agent for the
defunct national bank at Henderson
last Saturday by the Comptroller of
Currency. Mr. Harrison, weU known
throughout this section, entered upon
his new duties there yesterday morn-!
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Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuemay, January 26, 1932
lars. WflHaiMHa received |l,-
138.30 from the company.
Collection op f* 3 last
Satordsjr an more than one-third
of the total 1931 levy, which is
During the neat few days, good
collection* are predicted tory the
sheriff, for seat weak the penalty,
1 per cent during February, goea
into effect. Payments war* being
made with regularity yesterday,
and it is believed that SIOO,OOO, or
even more than that, will have
been collected before next Tues
Funeral Services at Home
of Daughter Here This
Peter Richard Rives, defender of
the Cause of Jhe South, and a true
Southern gentleman, died at the home
of his 'daughter, Mrs. M. D. Wilson,
on Hatton Street, here yesterday aft
ernoon, following a lingering illness.
His passing leaves only one veteran
in the thin gray line in this county.
Suffering the infirmities of old age,
Mr. Rives was forced to his room
some time ago, and as his body weak
ened as a result of his four score and
almost five years he never murmured,
but peacefully bowed to the will of
his Maker.
Funersl services are being conduct
ed from the home of Mr. and Mrs.
M. D. Wilson this afternoon at 2 o'-
clock by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Presby
terian minister, after which faith Mr.
RfVes was an ardent follower. In
terment will follow at Spring Green,
near the old home of the family.
Born in Pitt County July 17, 1847,
Peter Richard Rives, the son of one
of that county's leading farmers, (pent
his childhood days and early youth on
the farm, seven miles north of Green
ville. About ten years after the close
of the Civil War, Mr. Rives with his
wife, the former Mis 9 Mary L. Wors
ley, of Edgecombe County, moved to
this county and located in the Spring
Green section, where he farmed. He
tetired "a number of years ago, and
since that time has made his home
with his children, coming here several
ago to live with his daughter,
Mrs. Wilson.
Although the educational facilities of
his day were very limited, Mr. Rives
attended school at Robersonville under
the late Stephen W. Outterbridge.
After studying there he wtnt to Dara
eron's High School in Caswell Coun
ty, later going to Horner's Military
Academy, Oxford, where he remained
until 1863. It was while he was there
that he Reached the age to enlist in the
Junior Reserves, running away from
the institution to join the army. He
was enrolled in Company K, 67th
North Carolina Regiment under Cap
tain Joe Myers, Colonel Wharton, and
Colonel Whitford being his regimental
While serving on a detail with the
late Matthew Shaw to pilot the "Mont
gomery Blues," an artillery batallion
from Washington to Fort Branch in
Martin County, they camped at Old
Ford, Mr. Rives sleeping in a grape
vine near the church. Starting early
the next morning, the forces found
their cannon mired down, the 12 horses
being unable to move it. Mr. Rives,
in attempting to prixe the weapon
from the mud, broke his leg, and for
almost a year he was unable to per
form any duty. He was removed
from the scene of the accident to the
home of General Grimes, a small boy
in the section carrying him in a long
bodied cart. Mr. Rives remained in
the home of General Grimes for sev
eral weeks and was then carried to
the army hospital in Tarboro. After
the injury had healed, he rejoined his
company, then at Tranters Creek, but
he was handicapped in the perform
ance of his duties. He was assigned
to duty in the commissary department
and worked at Greens Old Mill, near
Greenville, where farmers delivered
one-tenth of all their meat for feeding
the army.
Recalling many experiences during
the bitter struggle between the States,
Mr. Rives stated several months ago
that his own father delivered 10,000
pounds of meat to him and ..had just
left when the Yankees rushed down
and captured him and took all the
commissary contents. Unable to
march, he was cai+ied on horseback
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Six Schools Sched led To
Take Part in Plai That
Starts This W ek
Following a period of ii activity a
mong county-wide athletic venta, the
athletic committee of the choolmas
ter's Club, recently annou ced a se
ries of basketbsll game* Iwith six
schools participating. Ttaa schedule
proposed by the committal continues
over a five-weeks period, the end
of which the winners play;' to deter
mine the county winners. :
The schedule proposed by the com
. mittee follows:
Friday, January 29th: Jao|esville vs.
Oak City at Jamesville; Robersonville
vs. Williamston at Robersoaville; Ev
eretts vs. Farm Life at Evaretts.
Friday, February sth: Robersonville
vs. Jamesville at Jamesville William
ston vs. Everetts at Williuuton; Oak
City vs. Farm Life at Oak City.
I Friday, February 12th: Williamston
' vs. Jamesville at WilliarastoS; Rober
sonville vs. Farm Life at Farm Life;
; Oak City vs. Everetts at Oak City.
Friday, February 19th: Jamesville
vs. Farm Life at Jameavitti; Rober
sonville vs. Everetts st Evacatts; Wil
liamston va. Oak City at Oak City.
Friday, February 26th: Eaeretts vs.
Jamesville at Everetts; WilU|mston vs
Farm Life at Farm Life; Oak City
] vs. Robersonville st Robersonville.
| The sbove schedule provides for one
: game per week for each team, Games
1 shall be played on Friday whenever
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Interesting Program Has
Been Arranged for
The kiwanis Club meets tomorrow
promptly at 12:30 o'clock for their
luncheon hour and program.
Superintendent James C. Manning
is in charge of the program, and has
given much time to its pnparation.
The last meeting under the leadership
of Doctor Rhodes was one of the best
in many months; this promises to be
like it in that the program will be of
a high order, and calculated to inter
esf the Kiwanis group.
The attendance should be large.
There will be no dull moments in
the program. This hour in the club
once every two weeks should be a
big hour in the lives of all local Ki
wanians and the interests which they
Three Martin Boys Names
on Wake Forest Honor Roll
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Wake Forest, Jan. 25.—The names
of three Martin County are list
ed on the honor roll of Wake Forest
college released today by Registrar
Grady S. Patterson. One each is
from Jamesville, Williamston, and
Hamilton. Their scholastic averages
warrant their placement among the
upper half of the student body of 800.
The trio is made up of E. H. Ange,
jr., of Jamesville, son of Mr. and Mr#.
J. H. Ange; D. M. Price, of William*
ston, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Price;
' and Elphonsa Johnson, of Hamilton,
I son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Johnson.
Martin Farmers Gin 2,298
I Bales of Cotton 1931 Crop
I Martin County farmers ginned 2,998
bales of cotton from the 1931 crop up
until the 16th of this month, as com- j
pared with 3,345 bales ginned up to
the same date last year. It was first
believed that the last year crop would
be much less than it was the year be
fore, but the records,show only a re
duction of 346 bales up to the 16th of
this month.
Bertie Growers Contract
For 500 Acres Tomatoes
Five hundrde acres of tomatoes will
be grown this year under contract by
Bertie County farmers.
Much Tobacco Seed Is
Cleaned in Pitt County
Sixty Pitt County farmers had,
enough tobacco seed /-ecfeaned and
treated last yeek to plant 152,800 yards'
of plant bed. j
Tobacco saad thrown st random
from a window in County Agent
Brandon's office in the coarthoWiyt
here several months ago, have tak
en root, and the agant is new cul
tivating several stalks of tebaCco,
one of which is nearly two feet
high and about ready to blossom.
One of the plants took root in {
a crevice in the wall and is flour
ishing on the lime in the mortar.
Soil Survey Presents Complete
Report on County Farm Lands
Indications Point To First
Loans Being Underway
Within Two Weeks
Washington, Jan. 25.—The financial
sinews of the colossal Reconstruction
( 'Fnance corporation took firmer shape
today with senatorial approval of
$500,000,000 capital for its coffers.
Without a record vote, the cham
ber gave its sanction to the appro
priation already granted by the house
but added a minor amendment which
must be approved by the latter before
congressional action is completed.
This change, providing the $50,-
000,000 farm loan provision, probably
•will be accepted by the house tomor
row and the bill sent to the White
| Further to speed along his eco
nomic program, President Hoover
sent to the house' late today a request
for appropriation of $125,000,000 for
additional capital for federal land
banks, agreed to by Congress last
| Meanwhile, rumblings of opposi
tion to Harvey C. Couch, of Pine
| Bluff, Ark., nominated today by
I President Hoover as one of the three
(Democratic directors, rolled beneath
.the surface of congressional activities
| but had not flared into the open. »
Assurance he would be confirmed
was ready in the sturdy support of
Senator Robinson, of Arkansas, the
minority leader. The banking com
mittee prepared to- take up his name
immediately, as well as those of Jesse
H. Jones, of Houston, Texas, also
appointed today and of Charles G.
Dawes, named president of the- cor
poration. - -
I No murmur of hostility has been
heard against Jones or Dawes. Quick
approval of each is expected, with all
tokens pointing toward the first loans
'being on their way within two weeks.
Relief depositors in closed banks
become of primary interest today to
the administration, along with dis
cussion of who will be the third Dem
ocratic director and the last officer to
be named to the board of the recon
struction corporation.
The President is believed turning to
'the faf west or northwest for his se
lection. It is understood that Garret
W. McF.nerney, San Francisco law
yer, was offered the post but declin
ed, bringing about the delay.
It was rumored that A. W. McLean,
former governor of North Carolina,
would be appointed, but recent re
ports were not favorable toward his
Representatives from Eight
Leagues Attend Quarterly
Meeting Here Last Week
The Roanoke Young People's Union
made up by F.pworth Leagues in the
'Columbia, Roper, Mackeys, Plymouth,
j Windsor, Woodard, Holly Springs,
and 'Williamston Methodist churches,
held its quarterly meeting here last
week, with all the leagues well repre
| Following a well-arranged program
.rendered by the local league, the meet
ing was turned over to President
Chesson, of the Roper League, and the
business, of the union was transacted.
Windsor was awarded the efficiency
banner, the attendance banner going
|to the league here.
Hot chocolate and 5 cakes were serv
ed by members of the WUliamston
Specialist Inspects Sweet
Potatoes Here Yesterday
Coming here yesterday, Mr. E. B.
Morrow, State College farm special
ist, Raleigh, inspected sweet potatoes
' cured and now held in storage in the
jj. G. Staton potato curing house.
I While a few of the potatoes have rot
ted, the curings in the house turned
I out unusually well, County Agent
Brandon and Mr. Morrow stating that
these potatoes, grown from treated
seed and properly handled during the
growing and marketing season are in
good condition.
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Local Teams Win Two
Games from Columbia
The local high school basketball
teams opened the leason here last Fri
day evening by sooring two victories
over the Columbia teams. The boys
won by a 39 to 3 score, and the girls
won by ; a* count of 5 to 3. I
"The price it low, but we don't
know what else to do but sell,"
a farmer Mid here this morning
! when he unloaded his peanut crop
along with nearly 50 other far
mers. With prices ranging from
one to a little over one and one
half cents, farmers are selling the
crop rapidly, and it looks as if
the only thing that can lessen the
activities on the market is a rise
in price. And that is just more
At one time this morning 25
farmers' wagons loaded with pea
nuts were parked at one ware
house, and it looks as if selling
activities will reach a climax be
fore the day is spent.
Fire Company Answers Its
First Call of Year at
N. C. Blake Home
The local volunteer fire company
was called out for the first time this
year early*last Sunday morning, when
fire threatened the home of Mr. and
Mrs. N. C. Blake on Kay Street in
New Town.
The fire, of unknown origin, started
in a closet downstairs and was burn
ing in the second-story walls when
j discovered by Mr. Blake. Members
| of the fire company entered the home
in an attempt to locate the blaze, but
a heavy smoke forced them out, mak
ing it necessary to flood two rooms
with two lines of hose. Later the
firemen found it necessary to tear into
. the walls to extinguish the blaze
found between them.
Damage to the home was estimated
I at SSOO, Mr. A. D. Griflin, owner, hav
ing iasurance to cover the loss. Many
of the personal effects belonging to
the family were burned, but the loss
was also covered by insurance.
| WORTH $4,356.38
Total of 28,358 Pounds Sold
By Martin Farmers
Last Week
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More than fourteen tons of poultry
were ship|>ed from this .county last
week, it was learned t last Saturday
when complete loading, figures were
announced by Agent T. B. Brandon.
Farmers selling the 28,358' pounds re
ceived a total $4,356.38, the ship
ment being the largest ever made
from Martin in one week.
Prices offered for poultry this week
is from to three cents below -quo
j tations last week, but it is hoped that
the market can be maintained and ad
ditional shipments made later.
The following loadings-were report
ed by Mr. Brandon:
Pounds Receipts
ijamesville 4,700 $ 776.00
jWilliamston 12,475 1,868.70
Robersonville 6,853 1,055.29
Oak City 4,330 646.39
Total . . 28,358 $4,356.38
General Business Was Fair
In 1931, Merchants State
General business in Williamston in
1931 was (jescribed as "fair," or "as
well as could be expected," "no com
plaints to make," by a number of mer-
I chants and other business men when
I questioned during the past ftw days.
Although 1931 was called a "bad"
year, people generally came nearer
making ends meet during the period
than they did either in 1929 or 1930.
Only one hierchant interviewed re
ported that his business volume was
very much less than it was the pre
vious year. Going on a cash basis
I and economical buying were said to
Have aided greatly in the operation of
several businesses during the year.
Profits were not mentioned, the mer
chants stating they broke about even.
100,000 Pounds of Meat
Believed Lost In County
" I have been killing and packing
meat for 65 years and this year is the
first time I have ever lost any be
cause of warm weather," Mr. G. W.
Hamilton, of Jamesville, said this
week on a visit here.
Mr. Hamilton drove in from James
ville on a wagon.
According to estimates heard here
this week, approximately 100,000
pounds of meat have spoiled as a re
sult of warm weather in the county
during the past few weeks.
Watch the Label On Your
Paper Aa It Carries the Date
When Your Subscription Expires
Farmers Will Find Survey
Valuable in Selecting
Their. Fertilizers
One of The "most complete surveys
of Martin County lands, locations, anil
drainage systems ever made is now
available to interested persons in a
I >oo4clct"ai> d"~Trrap prepared fTy*~S. CfT
Perkins and sent out by the United
States Department of Agriculture. A
lew copies of the survey are now in
this office for distribution to interest
ed farmers free of charge. Farmers
desirous of making a Study of their
soil can get a copy of the survey free
of cost as long as the supply lasts.
Copies may also be obtained from
Congressman Lindsay C. Warren,
1 Washington, D, C.
Containing complete and valuable in
formation on soil conditions, the book
let ■ carries information suggesting the
use ot certain fertilizers for certain
j types of land which are shown on the
map. For every farm home there is
a doto n the map, making it easy for
I a dot on the map, making it easy for
j erty and use certain fertilizers for the
I particular type of soil.
Soils Classified
Soils are classified according to their
color, structure, texture, drainage .con
ditions, and the sources of material
from which they are formed. The
! soils which are -similar in all charac
; teristics except texture are grouped in
a series named from some town, vil
lage or county where the soils were
I first mapped. On the basis of tex
ture, or the relative amount of sand,
i j silt, ai\.d clay in the surface soil, the
i series are divided into soil types, the
unit of soil classification.
11l this county 14 soil series, includ
ing 21 soil types and 4 phases of
| t>i>ei>, and 2 miscellaneous classes of
material, meadow and swamp, are
■I he sviils of the Norfolk series are
characterized by gray surface soils,
pale-yellow soils, and yel
low friable sandy_xlay_and sand sub
i soils. These soils occupy the better
drained positions in the county. Nor-
I folk fine sandy loam, with a deep
phase, 'Norfolk loamy fine sand, and
Norfolk fine sand are mapped.-
Ihe I.enoir soils have gray or
broownish-gray surface soils and dull
yellow or olive-drab heavy subsoils,
which arc mottled with gray and light
red in the lower part. The surface is
level or gently rolling, and drainage
is fair. The vety fine sandy lAm,
fine sandy loam, and fine sandy loani,
deep phase, of this series are mapped.
The soils, of the Rustoii series are
characterized ,by grayish-yellow or
grayish-brown surface soils, pale-yel
low subsurface layers, and reddish--
brown or yellowish-red friable sub
soils. The main difference 'between
soils of this series- and those of the
Norfolk is the color of the subsoil.
The deep phase of Kuston fine sandy
loam is the only representative of the
Huston series in this county.
In virgin areas the Dunbar soils have
thin dark-gray surface layers under
lain by pale-yellow subsurface layers
and subsoils which are mottled gray,
yellow, and brown and splotched with
red. Dunbar fine sandy loam and
Dunbar very fine sandy loam are
. mapped. • i
I The soils of the Plummer series have
| dark-gray surface soils, light-gray sub
' surface soils, and gray, or gray mottled
witft yellow or rust brown, friable sub
' soils. Only one member of the Plum
-1 men series, the fine sandy loam, is
' mapped.
| The Lufkin soils have light-gray or
i gray surface soils and dingy-gray or
mottled gray, drab, and yellow heavy
tough plastic subsoils. These soils
are closely associated with the Cox
-1 ville soils on one hand and the Lenoir
' soils on the other. Lufkin very fine
i sandy loam is developed in this coun
The Onslow soils are characterized
by dark surface layers and coffee-col
ored hardpan layers overlying light
yellowish-gray layers, yel
lowish-drab upper subsoil layers, and
mottled gray, yellow, and drab heavy
clay lower' subsoil layers. Onslow
very fine sandy loam is mapped.
The soils of the Coxville series have
gray dark-gray surface soils and
gray, mottled with yellow, heavy
tough or plastic clay subsoils. The
lower part of the subsoil is in most
places splotched with bright red and
is more plastic than the upper part
These soils are developed in the "sa
vanna land," or the seaward part of
the Atlantic coastal plain. In this
county Coxville very fine sandy loam
and Coxville silt loam are mapped.
The Portsmouth soils are charac
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