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    Advertiaen Wffl Fnd Our Col
ons a LaKhlmr to Owr Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Homea
Details of Allocation Not
Yet Workd Out, But
Fund Available
According to information reaching
here, Martin County farmers may be
able to borrow money from the gov
ernment in financing their .farming op
.drations ,'this year, however, details
for lending any of the $50,000,000 ap
propriated by Congress have not been
made complete. Until methods of al
locating the funds are determined, it
will be useless for even deserving
farmers to make applications for aid.
Fifty million dollars have been al#l
located to the Secretary of Agricufr'
ture, and under his authority the money
will be expended "for the purpose
of making loans or advances to farm
ers in the several states of the United
States in cases where he finds that
an emergency exists as a result of
which farmers are unable to obtain
loans for crop production during the
year 1932," with the proviso "That the
Secretary of Agriculture shall give
preference in niakng such loans or ad
vances to farmers who suffered from
crop falures in 1931."
The bill further states: "Such ad
vances or loans shall be made upon
such terms and conditions and subject
to such regulations as the Secretary
of Agriculture shall prescribe. A first
lien on all crops growing, or to be
planted and grown, shall, in the discre
tion of the Secretary of Agriculture,
be deemed sufficient security for such
loan or advance. All such loans or
advances shall be made through such
agencies as the Secretary of Agricul
ture may designate, and in such a
mounts as such agencies, with the ap
proval of the Secretary of Agriculture,
may determine. Any parson who shall
knowingly make any material false
representation for the purpose of ob
taining. an advance or loan, or in as
sisting in obtaining such advance or
|oan under thia aection shall, upon
conviction thereof, be punished by a
fine of not exceeding SI,OOO, or by im
prisonment not exceeding six months,
or both.
A number of Martin farmers have
already inquired after the loans, and as
soon as the details are made complete
they will be made .public.
Twenty Out of 25 Taking
Part in Poll Here
Vote "Wet"
That Williamston ii votng "wet'' in
the national prohibition poll being con
ducted by a well-known magazine, was
established ai a fact this week when
it was learned that 20 out of 25 taking
part in the poll voted "wet." Detaila
on the vote could not be had, but it
was learned that 25 local people cast
their ballot* in one day this week.
Complete returns might alter the ra
tio, but they are not available.
One of those voting, a confirmed
"dry," or reliably rated as such, fav
ored repeal of the prohibition amend
ment, and another, a confirmed "wet,"
with years of experience to his credit,
stood by his guns and voted "wet"
also. But it is tit for tat, as a "wet"
in act voted "dry" in deed.
W. B. Watts Garage Gutted
and Ruga and Curtains
Destroyed in Blaze
Fire of undetermined origin gutted
the garage of W. B. Watts on Haugh
ton Street, extended, shortly after ten
o'clock last Tuesday night, and de
stroyed a number of rugs and curtaina
stored in the building. No car was in
the garage at the time.
Damage to the building was small
with insurance to cover it. Damage
to the rugs and other articles, valued
at about S2OO, was not covered by
When discovered, the blaze waa
bursting through the sides of the
building. The volunteer fire company
made a hurried trip to the scene, pre
venting a total loss to the building.
The call was the second one of the
month, the company having answered
one last Friday night on Railroad
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Macedonia School Honor
Roll lot the Fourth Month
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The Macedonia school honor roll,
carrying the names of six pupils for
the fourth mouth, is as follows:
First grade: Sybil Peel, Susie Rev
Second grade: Hattie Griffin Ward.
Fourth grade: Mary Revels.
Fifth grade: Clarence Revels, Mp
dred Ward.
Expect To Finish Work On
Convict Camp Next Week
Work on the new 110,000 state
highway prison camp, near here,
will be completed next week, Build
er Jim Thompaon said yesterday.
Workmen are pouring concrete
floors this week, and the few re
maining construction taaka will be
handled by the middle or Utter
part of next week.
The camp, designed and equip
ped for 75 priaoners, will likely
start receiving prisoner! within 30
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Approximately 23,000 pounds of
chickens, roosters, ducks, and
geeae ware loaded in the county
thia week, County Agent Bran
don, reporting the cooperative de
liveries at three points, aaid thia
morning. Offeringa at Jamesville
last Tuesday fell about 1,000
pounds, and a similar decrease waa
reported here. The loadings ait
Robersonville were estimated to
be about the same aa they were
laat month. The car is making a
final stop in the county at Oak
City today.
Farmers, delivering their barn
yard fowla to the car, operated
cooperatively in the county, re
ceived around 13,000.
Judge J. W. Bailey Argues
Issues Before Court In
Raleigh Wednesday
Before the Supreme Court in Raleigh
last Wednesday, Attorney J. W. Bailey
pleaded two cases, asking the court to
verse the verdicts rendered in the
Martin Superior Court here last De
In one of the cases the Martin court
allowed George Mills $1,510 damages
against J. K. Mclver, the plaintiff
claiming that he was entitled to that
amount as compensation for injuries
I received while working on the defend
ant's automobile.
A second case was a suit over a
piece of land valued at $l,lOO, the
county court deciding in favor of
Henry Edmondson against W. B.
The higher court is not expected to
| hand down its decisions in either of
I the cases within the next ten days
or two weeks.
Attorney Hugh G. Horton was in
.Raleigh Tuesday afternoon for the
Will Aid Subjects in Filling
Out Their Reports for
The Year, 1931
While there will be less than a little
income tax due from Martin County
citizens this year, those who have filed
I income tax returns in the past will
find it necessary to file a report again
this year. As an aid to those who
are not acquainted with the blanks,
the government is having representa
tives visit the several county seats
and offer theri'iervices to any one de
siring particulars in filling out the re
A representative will be in William
ston all day next Wednesday, and he
will be glad to render his aid to those
((esiring it.
Every resident in the county and
State having a net income during the
income year in excess of SI,OOO, if sin
gle, or $2,000 if married,- is required
to file a return. Every married wo
man living with her husband and hav
! ing a separate and independent in
! comic is reqirfred to file a return also.
Returns must be made complete and
filed with the Commissioner of Reve
nue on or before March 15, 1932, or
interest will be charged at the rate of
16 per cent per annum.
Sunday Services At The
Local Baptist Church
Sunday at the Baptist church a spec
ial offering will be received for our
state work. All the Baptist churches
of North Carolina are being asked
to make this special contribution, and
the pastor urges that the member
ship of this church be as liberal in this
matter as possible.
There will be a full program of
services at the church Sunday, Sun
day school, young peoples' meetings
and preaching, at both the morning and
evening hours.
Final announcements will be made
for the sessions of the church school
which will begin in the church Mon
day evening promptly at 7JO o'clock,
to which every Oh* is invited.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, February 12,1932
— a
days after building operationa are
Fire-proof and modern in every
detail, die camp is located on the
okl county home road, Mid can be
aeen from Highway No. 90. /
According to an announcement
made thia week, plana are now
complete for the construction of
a similar camp in Beaufort Coun
ty, on the property of the late
Bryan Crimea, near Waahington.
$25,000 DAMAGES
Result of Injuries Received
In Auto Wreck Last
A suit for $25,000 was filed this week
by Mr. Edgar Johnson, Robersonville
man, to recover damages sustained in
an automobile-truck accident on the
Wilson-Goldsboro highway the latter
part of last year, it was learned yes
terday from Attorney H. G. Horton,
Williamston, and Attorney J. C. Smith
Robersonville, who are representing
Mr. Johnson.
Charging negligence in the opera
tion of a large truck on the public
highways at night, the suit is directed
againstth e Hoffler-Boney Transfer
Company, of Wallace, N. C.
When questioned this week one of
the plaintiff's attorneys stated that he
did not know when the case would be
called, that there was a possibility that
it would be scheduled for trial at the
April term of the Martin County Su
perior Court, the term often referred
to as special. It was reported shortly
after the accident back in November
that the transfer company carried (la
bility insurance, but this could not be
established as a truth here this week.
Announce Sunday Services
At Local Methodist Church
Where will you spend eternity?
1 M uch will depend on how you spend
i the Lord's Day, the blessed Sabbath
'day now.
| '"Remember the Sabbath day to
keep it holy."—Exodus 20:8. God's
own way is to attend Sunday school
and church.
It has been said, "most excuses
given by church members for not
attending church are lies." God says,
''no liar shall ente rthe Kingdom of
I wish I could overcome the pow
er of Satan and open the blind spirit
ual eyes of our people, then our
churches would be full on the Lord's
I Services at the usual hour, and the
churches of the town welcome you.
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Curb Market Prices for
Tomorrow Announced
Mrs. C. L. Daniel, while selling on
the curb market last week, related the
fact that the proceeds which she was
receiving through the curb market
were paying for a cow for the family.
No doubt this could be of some help
to many farmers wanting cows in the
A partial list of our prices for to
morrow, follows:
Eggs, 2 dozen, 25 cents meal, 2
cents a pound collards 2 pounds for
5 cents; turnip greens, 2 pounds for
5 cents; kale 2 pounds for S cents;
cream, 25 cents a pint; irish pota
toes, 10 pounds for 15 cents; sweet
potatoes, 15 cents for K) pounds;
chickens, live, 15 to 17 cents a pound.
Last week, a total of 20 doaen eggs
were sold on the curb market here
with calls coming in for more. We
are hoping to have more this week to
supply the demands of our custo
mers. We shall cut prices on cakes
to accommodate our patrons in the
near future.
Services at the Farm Life
Life School Sunday S P. M.
Rev. W. B. Harrington will preach
at the Farm Life School Sunday aft
ernoon at 3 o'clock. The public is in
vited to hear him.
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Group I Bankers To Meet
At Manteo February 22nd
Group I bankers of the N'orth Car
olina association will hold their regu
lar meeting at Mantea Monday, Feb
ruary 22, it was announced by Mr.
C. D. Carstarphen, cashier of the
Branch Banking and Trust Company
here yesterday following a meeting
of the bankers' executive committee
held in Elizabeth City the night be
The banks will observe the day as
a holiday, and a large meeting is an
ticipated, Mr. Carstarphen said.
Sessions "Open To Every
One; School Will Be
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The mid-winter church school,
planned to be thoroughly non-de
nominational and community wide,
begins its first session in the Baptist
church here Monday evening, prompt
ly at 7:30 o'clock.
There has been assembled a cap
able faculty from the several churches
of the town, and there will be five de
partments, graded as nearly as possible
to the ages of the people attending.
Every effort is being m»de to guaran
tee that this school shall be as popu
lar as those which have preceded it,
and that the work done shall be of
such nature to make a notable con
tribution to tlje church and Sunday
school life of the entire community.
The sessions are open, of course, to
everyone, and to all who care to come.
The Reverened J. M. Perry, pastor
of the local Christian church, has been
asked to lead the congregational sing
ing each evening. At the close of the
school, on Friday night, a big com
munity church social is planned, the
various groups having their social
hour in different places. One group
will remain at the 'church, another
adjourn to the woman's club rooms,
while another group will go to the
Presbyterian church, etc. At this
closing social session, ' refreshments
will be served and musical programs
rendered, and entertainment provided.
So far as is known there are no
other special services in Williamston
during that week. The school has
been planned so that it would come
after the monthly tests at the public
schools. None of the sessions will
last for more than one hour—the
younger groups not remaining that
There are no books to be bought,
no examinations to be taken and
nothing to be done except a united
effort to stimulate the church and
Sunday school forces of the com
munity to a new sense of their op
portunities, obligations and privileges
in religious service.
And judging by the attendance at
the previous winter church schools,
the attendance will be large. It is the
desire of those putting on the school
that it be for everyone who wishes to
attend. And since the course is non
denominational and non-sectarian, it
offers an opportunity for Williams
ton's church and Sunday school people
to get together for a week on a worth
while undertaking.
Kiwanis Leader Expresses
Optimism Over Present
"One can not stbp,~76T3~~RTs arms
and expect to go forward," O. H.
Page, Lieutenant Governor of the
Sixth Kiwanis district, said in an ad
dress before the local Kiwanis club
last Wednesday. The Kiwanis lead
er expressed his optimism over con
ditions, and thinks there'll be many
good lessons advanced by the depres
"Work will be required to over
come the depression, and as work is
a public service, we can have certain
! prosperity by working harder than
jever," Mr. Page said. "It does not
!pay to sit down and howl," he con
jtinued, adding that pleasure jpannot
be attained and progress cannot be
made by the do-nothing method.
| Mr. Page urged Kiwanians to start
a stablization program whereby the
things that are good and helpful to
people might be promoted. "Help the
people to see the beautiful things and
hear the good words in life," he
Employee Slightly Hurt
at New Prison Camp Here
Curtis Mobley, white man working
on the State highway prison camp
near here suffered a slight injury to
his hand yesterday morning when he
caught it in a cement mixer.
Jamesville Township farmer*
are making preparations to plant
approximately 200 acrea to to
matoM thia year, Mr. R. O. Mar
tin, Jamesville man, stated tfala|
Meeting in the JamaavtQa
school building last night, lflO
farmer* signed contracts to plant
' the crop and ship through com
mission merchants, creating a
wrapping station at Jameaville.
Seed hare been ordered and will
be distributed next Tuesday night
when the farmers meet again in
the school building to hear plant
ing and cultivation' methods dis
No Big Reduction
Acreage of County Probable
Messrs. Robt. and Warren
Everett Will Operate
Chevrolet Garage
Messrs. Robert and Warren Ever
ett, owners and operators of the Gro-
More Transfer Company, with offices
in the Sinclair Filling Station next to
the Tar Heel Aparttyents on Main
this week purchased the I'ecU
Motor Company building on Wjishing
' ton Street, the new owners moving
their offices and equipment there yes
terday. Messrs. Roberson and Feel,
owners and Operators of the l'eel Mo
tor Company since its establishment
here several years ago, sold all garage
equipment and parts to the transfer
company. With their combined equip
ment, the Messrs. Everett are now
adequately equipped to offer an effic
ient garage service, especially on Chev
rolet cars and trucks,
j The new owners are planning to
handle the Chevrolet agency in this
immediate community, and it is under
stood that new cars will be placed in
the show rooms in the near future.
In making the sale this week, Mr.
| Luther Peel, manager of the Peel Mo
| tor Company, stated that he found it
j necessary to give his full time and at
tention to farming.
I The Sinclair station and storage
quarters operated by the Gro-More
Transfer Company will be continued
by the Sinclair people the next
few months, or until the present lease
expires, it is understood. It was un
officially learned that another oi\ com
pany is planning leasing the property
and making certain improvements, to
it next summer or early fall.
Few Small Catches At This
Point Are Reported
Every Day
With warm weather prevailing, fish
ermen along the Roanoke are busying
themselves preparing nets and fishing
machines, but so far only small catches
have been reported at this point.
Catches numbering from two to ten
herring have been reported, fishermen
giving more time to preparatory work
than they are to fishing itself. One
or two machines are in operation a
long the banks near Hie river bridge,
but catches are few and far between.
Continued warm weather and high
water in the Roanoke are indicative
"of one of the earliest fishing seasons
ever known here.
Individuals out of jobs are turning
! their attention to the stream, and
' within the next few weeks many of
| them will be seen with he large nets
1 dipping for herring. There will be
I no liense fee imposed on those fisli
' ermen who cast the nets for their in
' dividual needs, County Game War
den J. W. Hines said this week.
J. B. Pinner, Elizabeth City
| Man, Slightly Hurt as
Car Turns Over
j J. B. Pinner, Elizabeth City man,
| was slightly hurt early Wednesday
morning when his car, a Chevrolet
coach, hit the underpass support at
the west end of Main Street here, and
turned over several times. The car
,was badly damaged, all fenders being
torn off and the top smashed.
The wreck was one of the first of
any consequence reported in this im
mediate section in some time.
According to unofficial information
received here some time ago, the high
way commission was to clear the ob
struction supporting the railroad tres
tle, but a» far as it could be learned
here this week, no definite plans have
been made to remove the concrete
pillar. \
Presbyterians Announce
Their County Services
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Sunday, February 14, 1932: " ■>
Church school at 10 a. m.
Worship service and sermon at 11:15
„a. m.
Bur OraM
Sunday school at 930 a. m.
Worship service and sermon'at 7:30
p. m.
Rober son's Farm
Sunday school at 3 p. m.
Prayer meeting Thursday at 7:30
p. m.
"The Master is at these services, tod
He calleth for thee."
I " \
The United States Department
of Agriculture, in cooperation with
our own State department, spent
hundreds of dollars preparing and
publishing a survey of the soil in
Martin County. According to re
ports received from two or three
of the distributing centers, very
few farmers have asked for a copy
of the survey, and fewer still have
even given it a careful study.
The Enterprise has a few re
maining copies of the survey for
distribution, and any Martin farm
er can procurse one by either call
ing at the office or upon written
request, the copies to be distribut- '
ed in order of requests as long as
long as the supply lasts.
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Important Discussions Are
Held At Meeting In
Oak City
Oak City.—The Parent-Teachpr As
sociation held its regular monthly
.meeting Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
'fhe meeting was made strictly busi
j ness, and the following suggestions
i were adopted: All mothers and friends
Ibe given an opportunity to help out
| with the hot lunch. A committee was
named for this purpose. The report
I was that all seemed favorable toward
the luit lunch and are willing to'assist
| when possible. Assignments have
been made for the supervision of the
hot lunch through .February, A "fur
ther discussion was held for means o(
liejping children who need clothes re
fitted or altered. A rcsolutioli was
passed that Tuesday afternoon, Feb
ruary 16th, be set apart for the sew
ing circle, and it wilj meet at the home
I economics room, and old garments will
Ibe altered by mothers of the cotnmuni- I
ty. Miss Ruth William , home eco
nomics teacher, is chairman of this
committee. Mothers gather up tin
old garments, invite your friends and.
attend this meeting. Thfrc is a very
good ,«;iirit existing in this work.
Mr. E. S. t'cah xly, upon our appli
cation, hat kindly consented to machine
the school road leading front school
I building to route number eleven. This
jis a kind act on the part of our state
officials in helping keep roads tliaf per-
I tain to and ;.rc used directly hy our
I school buses in'transporting children
| to and from school. The school ap
' predates this recommendation by Mr.
| School work is going along smooth
jly-. Tlß'rc.liavc I'txu a.lew
'pupils not trying and not at all inter
Jested, but the average percentage of
, passing grades in this month's tests is
good and shows reaf study.
Sunday Services At The
Local Christian Church
James M. Perry, pastof.
Bible school at 9:45 a. in., W. C.
Manning, superintendent,. Whole fam
ilies cordially invited. Take the chil
dren. It is for all ages.
Morning worship at 11 o'clock. The
pastor will preach on "Life's Highest
Adjustment." Congregational singing
lof the great old hymns you love to
| hear. Special nfusfc. / Fine fellow
ship and inspirational sermon. C. K.
'meets at 6:30 p. m. All young peo
ple invited. They have a great pro
gram. Evening service at 7:30. Spec
ial music and old-time congregational
singing. The pastor will preach-'on
"The Three Approaches to God." If
you are discouraged or bewildered be
cause of trouble or the troublous
times through which we arc passing,
come out and find comfort in this mes
sage. .
Invite the young people. This is
Christian Endeavor Week in our lo
cal church, and all young people should
come out, both morning and evening.
I Music and sermons are prepared with
them in mind. Take your young folks
out. All high school students will be
especially interested in both services.
Public cordially invited.
Don't forget Bible school every Sun
day and preaching on every second
and fourth Sundays.
County Boy Stars In State
Ball Game Last Wdnesday
Jimmy Brown, Jamesville boy and
a student at State College, attracted
some more attention Wednesday night
when his brilliant playipg brough his
team victory over Davidson College.
Brown, after playing a splendid game
as guard, turned in the last few sec
onds of play and made the field goal
that gave his team the victory by a
one-point margin.
Watch the Label On Your
Paper Ai It Carrie* the Date
When Your Subscription Expiree
One-third Decrease Means
a Reduction .of About
6,000 Acres
That there will he a marked decrease
planted to tobacco this coming season
in Martin County is nut likely, accord
ing to information, gathered this week
from a large number of farmers over
a wide section..
It is understood that farmers oper
ating large tracts of land are planning
a fair-sized reduction in the crop, but
as there are only a few such farmers
ill this county, no great decrease in to
bacco acreage can be .expected on
those farms. Another fair-sized reduc
tion i! going to result among tenant
and poorer class farmers who can not
finance their operations and who will
he unable to get aid from time mer
chants outside sources. There are
many such farmers, but the number
is not as great as one is le| to believe,
| and it isn t hardly reasonable to expect
ja great reduction oil those farms. Then
.there are 941 farmers, according to the
11930 census, who cultivate their own
lands. No marked reduction "can be
expected there because this class, as
| a whole, generally plants only a suf
ficient amount to supply one curing
| barn. With them, it is either plant
I the same number*of acres or cut out
the crop altogether. The farmer who
has crowded.- front 13 to 15 acres of
j tobacco into two bams- might cut
down his crop to where lie will only
have front 5 to 6 acres to the barn,
and if there are *'4l such tanners, then
the acreage reduction on those farms
I will be no more than 1,882 acres;'
| According to the latest census rc
,ports, there are around 12() farmers
I in this county who hardly have enough
j land to phtnt one acre to each crot>
| Allowing that each of these 120 farm
I ers raised six acres of tobacco last
year, then. supposing that not'one of
that number will raise a stalk of the
weed this year, your acreage reduc
tion will be for them only around 720
acres. I hat decrease is hardly more
I than a drop in the bucket, considering
that Martin County has, since 1929,
' planted around 18,000 acres yearly to
| tobacco.
There are around 50 farmers oper
ating farms ranging in size from' 260
to 500 acres, an average of about .170
acres for each farmer. The average
acreage planted to tobaccTi oil those
farms in the past will hardly exceed
100 acres per farm, and allowing 30
acres of land for eac' worlt aftinial
and () acres of tobacco in each aiule,
the average tobacco ati.-.u;r ..u those
farms will be around 78 aires. If
/those 50 farmers cut their crop in half,
the resulting acreage (I ere fse'i will he
only 1,900 acres.
Estimating the afreatv "di rease a
mong the 120 farmers who can not
finance themselves at 7.2 i -acres, and
the decrease among tlio: farmers who
generally use one or two barns at
2,000 acres, and that among the 50
farmers who cultivate around 370
acres of land on an average at 2,000
acres, then the total reduction will be
4,720 acres'. If there were 18,000 acres
planted to the crop last year, this 4,-
720 acres will not represent a one-third
decrease, and to get it to one-third,
the farmers will have to go and mark
off just about UOO inor*;, acres.
Will the tobacco acreage in Martin
County this year be reduced 33 per
cent below last year's crop That is
a question for the farmers to answer,
but it is believed by many that it will
not be decreased that much.
China is spending many thousands
of dollars fighting off Japan. It is
reasonable to .believe, that its more
than four hundred millions of people
will havi less money next year with
which to buy tobacco than they have
now. That might affect 1932 prices,
but who knows? Taking everything
as a whole, it looks as if the tobacco
farmers haven't a Chinaman's chance,
and look how he is faring now.
In addition to the serious situation
existing in the world markets, there
is an Increase in stocks of leaf tobacco
held by dealers and manufacturers, ac
cording to a report released yesterday
by tlie United. States Department of
Agriculture. The report show's that
there are now 2,012,780,000 pounds of
tobacco on hand as compared with 1,-
853,476,000 pounds on hand a year ago.
Woman's Club Gives S6O
To Local School Library
The local school library was sub
stantially ■ aided 'recently when the
Woman's Club donated S6O to it for
use in buying new books and equip
ment. The state matches such dona
tions, making available $l2O lor use
in building up the school library here.

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