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VOLUME XXXIV—NUMBER 100
FRED CHESSON IS
BADLY HURT IN
WRECK MONDAY
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Turns Ford Car Over Three
Times at Underpass
On Main Street
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Fred Chesson, young white employee
of the Williamston Motor Company,
here, was badly, if not seriously, hurt
yesterday morning shortly before noon
in an automobile wreck at the rail
road underpass on West Main Street.
Rendered unconscious for more than
two hours, Chesson was unable to
describe the wreck at that time, and
when last questioned his attending
physician was unable to tell how bad
ly the young man was hurt.
Two colored women, witnessing the
wreck, stated that the car turned over
once before striking the center sup
port to the railroad trestle, and that
it turned over twice more before it
came to a stop.
The car, a Ford coupe belonging to
Richard Smith, local man, apprently
left the road 40 feet or more from the
underpass and began turning over as
it started climbing the railroad em
bankment. A short distance up the
hill, the front part is believed to have
struck an old piling which caused the
car to somersault. On the half turn
the rumble seat struck the center sup
port of the bridge, flattening the rum
ble seat on the chassis and tearing the
back from the driver's seat.
Chesson, testing certain parts of the
car, was traveling out of town, and
as the car hit the left bank of the road,
it is believed the steering wheel broke
or he lost control of the machine when
he attempted to adjust the carburetor.
He was examined at the Biggs drug
store and wa slater removed to his
home on West Main Street, a few
block from the scene of the wreck.
NEAR 200* ATTEND
FIRST SESSION OF
CHURCH SCHOOL
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Held at Baptist Church; To
Continue Each Night
Through Friday
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Last night the community church
school got off to a good start in the
Baptist church, with nearly 200 pres
ent.
The sessions began promptly at
7:30, wfth the Rev. James M. Perry,
pastor of the Christian church, lead
ing the congregational singing, and
Mrs. Flonnie Watts at the piano.
There were five divisions. The pri
maries were taught by Mrs. Pattie
Edmondson Taylor, assisted by Miss
Bessye Harrell. The juniors were in
charge of Mrs. D. E. Darden, assist
ed by Mrs. McKeel. There was a class
of young men, led by the Rev. Z. T.
Picphoff; and a class of young women
taught by Mrs. C. T. Rogers, of the
local Methodist church; while the pas
tor of the Baptist congregation had a
class of adults in the auditorium.
The school is to run on through
Friday night, closing up with a big
community church social. It is felt
that the attendance will be even larger
tonight. One big bus came in from
the country last night with a load of
young people; and from the town
proper all of the churches were repre
sented in the school.
Mr. Perry will be present again this
evening to conduct the singing. This
ia a community school, and is open to
all who care to come. The sessions
are short, not seriously interfering
with any of the other community and
school activities.
The spirit pervading the several
classes was very fine. And it is be
lieved that this common effort in
church and Sunday school work will
make a notable contribution to the re
ligious life of the town.
Tennessee Tobacco Price
Drops 8 Cents a Pound
"The Greenville, Tennessee, tobac
co market, this season, sold 16,500,000
pounds of tobacco at an average of
10 cents • pound as compared with
21,000,000 pounds sold last season at
an average of around 18 cents a
pound," Mr. J. E. Griffin, who has
been employed on that market during
the put several years, said upon his
return home last week. The price
average would have been much low
er had the crop been larger Mr. Grif
fin believed.
The market there had one of the
highest averages of any in the belt.
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Fourteen Cases To Be
Tried in Court Today
Holding its first session in two
weeks, the recorder's court opened
today with lourteen cases on its
docket. Six of the 14 cases charged
nine men with violation of the liquor
laws, five with .manufacturing, three
with possession and one for being
drank and disorderly.
Assault cases were next ia num
ber on the docket.
THE ENTERPRISE
IS HONEST MAN, BUT
I HE LOOKS CROOKED
Stringent times on the "outside"
this week forced one colored farm
er in this county into atripet rous
er in this county into striped trous-
commonly worn by convicts.
Second-hand clothes have been
I readily accepted by hundreda of
less fortunates in this county this
winter, but yesterday was the first
time that convict tracer* were
introduced as regular wearing ap
prel by a civilian.
N. S. GODARD AND
J. D. WARD GIVEN
4-7 YEARS IN PEN
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Sentenced Today for Con
nection with Roxobel
Wholesale Robbery
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J. D. Ward and N. S. Godard, lo
cal white men, and Joe Vick, of, Rox
obel, Bertie County, were each ß sen
tenced to the State prison for a term
■of from 4 to 7 years by Judge Henry
'A. Grady in Bertie County Superior
Court in Windsor today for the
theft of a large number of cigarettes
from the Peele Wholesale Grocery
I Company in Roxobel six weeks ago.
Godard's mother and sister, carried
into the court this morning in con
jncction with receiving the stolen
goods were released under suspended
' sentences.
| Ward and Vick, pleading guilty to
, the robbery charge, told a complete
j story of the plot and the actual steal
iing. Godard pointed out that he did
not ..enter the store, but when Judge
Grady reviewed the evidence, that fact
amounted to little in his sight,
j In connection with the case, the
I Ledger-Advance, Windsor newspaper,
'said;
! "The trial of J. D. Ward, notorious
! in the county (Bertie) already as the
.husband of the keeper of the more
j notorious brothel "Blue Heaven" be
fore it was closed last year, and for his
! recent acquittal of holding up two
Windsor filling stations, is the prin
cipal case on the light docket."
Godard was arrested in Wilson as
the three attempted to sell their loot
at greatly reduced market prices, but
the other two men were released at
"jthe time. Ward was arrested here a
short while later and Vick surrender
'ed to officers a few days after that.
STATE POLITICAL
POT IS, STARTING
TO 'BILE' AGAIN
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New Names Are Now Being
Added To State List
With Regularity
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While state politics have been and
are centered around the governorship,
announcements are being made with
almost regularity, Mr. Clarence E.
Mitchell, of Rleigh, this week announc
ing himself for the nomination as com
missioner of labor.
In announcing himself for the nom
ination, Mr. Mitchell said: Many peo
ple who do not know the duties of this
office are under the impression that it
is only a 'rubber stamp' job, created |
for some selfish purpose, but there is
a great need for a strong labor de-|
partment in this State which will car
ry out the fundamental principles for
which the department was created, and
it now appears that during the period
of readjustment just ahead this depart
ment will be more important than
ever. If I am elected I will endeavor j
to bring about a more satisfactory un
derstanding between capital and labor
without partiality to any class of citi-'
zenship." ,
Mr. R. R. Lawrence, of Winston- j
Salem, has also announced himself for
the department of labor nomination, j
.Four aspirants, Cameron Morrison,
of Charlotte; Frank D. Grist, present
commissioner of labor; Tam Bowie, of
West Jefferson, and Bob R. Reynolds,
of Asheville, are in the race for the
United States Senate.
Mr. J. A. Hartness is out in the in
terest of the secretary.
Messrs. David P. Dellinger, of Cher
ryville, and A. H. Graham, of Hills
boro, are out for lieutennt governor.
Marion, Feb. IS.—A press story was
carried Monday morning about p. F.
Giles' announcement of his candidacy
for lieutenant governor is just exactly
two years behind time.
In February of 1930, Frank Wood,
also of Marion, announced his can
didacy for the Democratic nomination
for lieutenant governor in the 1932
primary. The next day Giles counter
ed with his announcement of similar
political aspirations.
Both men said at the time that it
was then far too early to state their
platforms or go into detail about the
matter. To date neither of them has
given out his platform. * But Giles has
promised to do so within the next few
days.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, February 16, 1932
MANY TRYING TO
jBORROW MONEY
jFROM VETERANS
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Griffins Township Veteran
Invests Large Part of
$9,000.00 Received
Unusual and interesting stories have
fallowed in those cases where disabled
war veterans received large "insurance
sums, according to information reach
ing here.
"Has any one approached you for a
loan since you got your $9,000," was
a question asked of Mr. Labon Lilley,
Griffins Township farmer, this week.
"Begorra, as soon as the news got,
out, the gatherin 'round my house re
minded me of Coxey's Army," Mr.
Lilley replied.
Mr. Lilley was wounded many times
during the World War, losing one leg
and carrying bad scars on all parts of
his body. When questioned if he
wanted to go to China if the United
States should happen to engage in war
there, Mr. Lilley said, "I don't want
to go, and, furthermore, I ain't a go
in'."
With his $9,000 insurance money,
Mr. Lilley is said to have purchased
a $5,000 government bond, paid up his
debts, bought a Ford, and placed the
rest on deposit, and it is understood
that $1 of the $9,000 has been lent by
him.
From up Raleigh way comes the fol
lowing story:
"John B. Ford, negro world war vet
eran, who recently received $9,000 in
insurance money from the government,
was arrested today on a charge of as
sault with intent to kill.
"Ford told police he emptied his
pistol in the direction of M. L. Avery,
another negro, to protect his 'interests.'
Now that he is rich, Ford said, he must
keep a pistol and shotgun in his newly
acquired home to keep off 'invaders.'"
MUCH POULTRY IS
SOLD LAST WEEK
Farmers Receive $3,314.81
, For 23,910 Pounds of - •'
Barnyard Fowls
Loading their second cooperative
poultry car last week, Martin County
farmers sold 23,910 pounds of barn
yard fowls, and received $3,314.81, it
was learned from County Agent T. B.
Brandon. The shipment last week was
smaller by 4,432 pounds than the init
ial one in January, farmers receiving
$1,043.30 less for their" offerings than
they did fof tftose in January.
Loading records at the four stops:
Pounds Amount
Jamesville 3,622 $ 487.09
Williamston 11,801 1,656.66
Robersonville . 6,068 824.15
Oak City 2,419 346.91
Totals 23,910 $3,314.81
JOHN R. GARDNER
DIED SATURDAY
Funeral Services Held In
Williams Township
Sunday Afternoon
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John R. Gardner, middle-aged white
! man, died at his home in Williiimsj
. Township last Saturday morning fol-
I lowing an illness of nearly two months |
duration. Suffering a severe attack of 1
pneumonia the latter part of last De- (
cember, Mr. Gardner was unable to j
overcome it and finally died after the!
prolonged illness.
Mr. Gardner, a farmer all his life,
; was the son of the fate Robert B. (
Gardner and wife, his mother still sur-'
; viving. In early manhood, he married
! Miss Annie Moore, who with one child,
Delca, survives. I
Funeral services were conducted
from the home Sunday afternoon by
j Rev. Edgar Harris, of Washington.]
Interment was in the family cemetery.
near the home.
Full Schedule of Games
For Basketball Teams
Local basketball boys and girls
have a full schedule of games this
week. The local All Star five plays
Columbia's town team here tonight
at 8 o'clock, and the local high school
boys and girls go, to Ahoskie to play
the two teams of that town tonight.
Thursday afternoon t.he local high
school boys are scheduled to play
Oak City at Oak City, and the fol
lowing afternoon they are scheduled
to play Farm Life at 'Farm Life,
Coach Bouknight ,of the local schools
announced this morning.
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Halifax Man Kills Hog
Weighing 1,136 Pounds
The largest hog ever butchered in
Halifax County was killed recently
by C. M. Cotton, of Scotland Neck.
The animal was nearly .three years old,
was a big-boned Poland China and
weighed 1,136 pounds. It dressed ou|
,1,007 pounds of pork.
BACK TO FARM
MOVEMENT IS
GAINING FORCE
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More Than 200,000 Have
Left Cities In Michigan
During the Depresson
With little hope of getting aid from
the various farm organizations and
: Congress, the American farmer is turn
ing to his early plowing with a far
greater spirit of self-reliance this year
, I than ever before ,a national writer up
iin Washington wrote yesterday. And
, |a» the farmer enters upon his 1932
tasks, thousands of men and women
are leaving the industrial centers to
eke out a living on the farm, the writ
er continued.. More than 200,000 men
have left Michigan cities for the laud
during the winter, Senator Couiens,
of Michigan, was quoted as saying.
In 1930, the first year of the depres
, 1 sion, there was an actual increase in
| the number of persons living on farms
I for the first time in 20 years. It was
small—2oß,ooo persons, according to |
the Department of Agriculture—but
indicative. It halted the long tide of
migration which in the last generations
cut down the large majority of farm
population and brought the urban pop- j
ulation abreast of the rural.
Persons out of work are taking up
small farms, especially around large j
cities. At points 75 miles from Kan-,
sas City, mortgage bankers report an
increased' 1 demand for farms, govern- 1
ment experts say. The Dakotas re-!
port farms well occupied despite aj
devastating grasshopper plague last
year. A demand for "part-time" farms
is reported around some cities, the
kind of small places which will enable
families to obtain food and shelter to
tide over hard times.
Values Wrecked
Farm values have been wrecked by
the large drop in crop prices. Net in
com from farm production dropped 31
per cent in 1930. It has probably been
greater in the year since. But- this
situation, serious as it is in individual
cases, has its bright side, according to j
government farm experts.
Farm values arc lower than in 20
years. That means that when the pos
sibility .of improved prices on farm
products is taken into consideration,
the country is full of good farm buys.
Correspondence to the Department of
Agriculture mentions that inquiries for
farms are numerous and that prospect
ive buyers are waiting for a turn in
the market|
"It is no secret that qualified observ
ers have focused their attention square
ly on the prospective developments in
the prices of products," one ex
pert reported. "Frequent indications
that farms in 'strong hands' are not
for sale are evidence of confidence in
the future of agriculture. The agricul
tural depression has served to focus
attention on the relatively strong posi
tion, in times of adversity, of the farm
er who has a substantial equity in his
farm and can, if necessary, become al
most entirely self-sufficient. The in
dustrial depression, further, has con
tributed to the first net increase in
farm population in years, and appears
to have resulted in an increased rental
demand."
Tobacco Stocks on Hand
Greater Than Last Year
IThe United States stock of tobacco
on January 1, last, was 2,012,780,000
I pounds agarinst 1355,476,000 (Mounds
| on January 1, 1931, a gain of 159J304,-
l 000 pounds.
j The Eastern North Carolina stock
was about 27,000,000 increase over a
year ago, while the Georgia-Florida
stock was 23,000,000 pounds less.
! All flue cured types showed about
25,000,000 pounds more this past
January than in January, 1931. The
greatest gain in stock of any type
was Burley, an increase of 83,000,000
pounds.
| With the foreign buying power de- ,
' creased, the poverty at home cutting
I the local consumption of tobacco
products, and a big surplus on hand, j
farmers generally look for very low
prices this fall.
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Local High School Boys
Win Third Series Gams
Playing their third game in the coun»
ty basketball series, the / local high;
school boys won over the Jamesville
five here last Friday night, 18 to 13.
Coach Bouknight's five remains unde
feated in the series so, far. Next Fri
day the locals are scheduled to play
Oak City at Oak City.
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Everetts Camp To Show
Free Movies Tonight
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The Everett! camp of the Modern
Woodmen of America will give a free
motion picture show at the Everett*
school auditorium tonight, Fbruary 17,
at 7:30 p. m.
This is a new picture and show*
the progress the Modern Woodmen
wre making in various works, especial-
Ty'ltofpitals and charity. A cordial in
vimtidh is extended to all.
Josephus Daniels Decides Not
To Be Candidate for Governor
BLINDING LI6HTS
ARE CONCERN OF
HIGHWAY PATROL
Motorists Are Urged To
War Against Glaring
Headlights
"In making an analysis of the sit
uation with respect to blinding and
glaring headlights on our highways,
the State Highway Commission has
found that these points stand out clear
ly." stated Chairman E. B. JefTress
today.
"First the motonna nufacturers have
made little or no improvement in head
light equipment within recent years,
in so far as the blinding effect experi
! eticed in meeting vehicles at night is
concerned.
"Second, it is a well recognized fact
that only a small percentage of m'o
j torists make use of the light tiltihg
I and dimming devices provided by the
' manufacturer."
I "Third, it would be very expensive
' for the state and for the motorist to
• undertake the periodic testing and ad
justment of headlights in an effort to
! make them comply with the statute."
ij For over two years the State High
way Commission, through its various
agencies, has been conducting an in
vestigation to determine whether there
was some practical and economical
means whereby automobile headlights
| might be rendered permanently non
| glaring without affecting the vision of
the driver. After many months of
careful consideration it has been de
cided to recommend to the motorist a
1 permanent dimming device. One of
these has been selected and author
ized at a uniform nominal price, and
| it has now been- placed in many hun-
I dreds of service stations and garages
throughout the entire state.
I For months past highway authori
i ties have been Jn-seiged with cont
i plaints about the .fearful loss of life
and property arising from the stead
ily mounting number of automobile
' mishaps. The State Highway I'atrol,
according to Captain Charles D. Farm
er, has received many messages of
{commendation for its efficient handling
of traffic matters. With these words
of praise is almost always coupled the
pica to do something about the blind
ing and glaring headlight situation.
I In keeping with a special ordinance,
which has been published throughout
,tlie state, it is now the duty of the
members of the State Highway Patrol
t force to direct motorists to garages
and service stations to hav? the head
lights of their automobile's made non
glaring and to advise motorists the
best and most economical method of
'having this done.
| The State Highway Commission
now desires to call on the public to
lend its whole-hearted support in this
'effort to improve the night driving
conditions on our highways. The mo
torist will save himself and members
of the Highway Patrol much annoy
ance by immediately having headlights
put in order.
HUNTING CASE
IS CONTINUED
Trial of Youth From This
County Is Put Off in
Bertie Court
The case, charging Russell Godard
with hunting on posted land in Ber-,
tie county several months ago, was|
continued in the Superior court of j
I that county in Windsor yesterday
when one of the main witnesses, J.
G. Staton, of this place ,was unable to
attend court on account of illness. |
j Gddard was arraigned before Judge |
|F. D. Winston in Bertie General
court- some time ago, and was fined
$5 and taxed with the costs. His at-J
torney, A. R. Dunning, appealed, and
Judge Winston then changed the sen
tence to a year on the roads. It was
later changed again the Judge, who
this time imposed a $lO-fine on the,
; Martin County boy. The appeal was
not withdrawn, and now the case is
on the docket for trial at the next
term of Bertie Superior court.
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Young Windsor Man Is
Arrested for Speeding
Lewis Byrd, young white man of
Windsor, was arrested here early
Sunday night for speeding. Trailing
him on the river fill, Patrolman Jack
son followed Byrd into town and
made the arret!
The young man explained that he
was on his way to see his girl in or
near Everetts,-and as he was a little
late, he was trying to make up for
lost time. He was recognized by of
ficers, and released until court con
vened here this morning.
ESTABLISHED 1898
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1 I TWO CHANCES 1
, v J
If you drink polluted water,
there is one chance you get the
germ; and there is, one chance
you don't.
If you get the germ, there is one
chance that you become ill—and
one chance that you don't.
If you get ill there is one chance
you recover and one chance
| that you don't.
If you die—well, you still have
| two chances!— Exchange.
SEVERAL RAIDS
MADE IN COUNTY
LAST SATURDAY
'Federal and County Officers
Arrest Seven Alleged
Violators in Day
Raiding in various ,districts of the
county larst Saturday, Federal, county,
and town ship officers arrested seven j
1 men, destroyed 'one liquor plant, and
confiscated) a few gallons of liquor
1 and 12 bottles of home brew.
S. M. Whitaker, Arthur James, and
S. VV. .Whitaker were arrested by
1 Constable Clarence Sexton and Assist
■ ant William Gaylord at a still in the'
' Free Union section. James, having
1 tasted of the "spirits" too freely, was
i unable to run, and the other two were
so busy firing the plant that the offi
cers effected the arrests without
' ) trouble. The still, an 80-gallon cop
per one, was'destroyed along with a
bout 800 gallons of beer and manu
facturing equipment.
Armed with warrants, Agents Coats
' Roebuck, # and .Gibbs, with officers C.
B. Roebuck and others, searched the
liomA of Joscphus Cordon, Claude
Davis, and Jasper' Smith, all colored,
'and found four quart* of liquor.
John A. Griliin, yot 'ig white man,
operator of a local barbc'ue stand, was
arrested for t-insp iring a dozen but
tles of home brew, lie was released
under bond.
Entering liassclls that afternoon,
Deputy S. H. Gi'mcs is said to have
upset the profits i-.i the liquor trade
'there during the afternoon. Alleged
dealers are said to have bombarded the
back lots wtili pints and half-pints,
one old colored man stating yesterday
that lie picked up three pints of the
"stuff" without cost to hirn.
FOUND GUILTY
STEALING HOGS
Martin County Man Con
victed of Theft Charge
In Bertie Court
A. J. Flannagan, young white man
of this county, was found guilty yes
terday afternoon in the Bertie County
Superior Court of the theft of hogs in
Bertie last August. J. F. Flannagan,
his father, and A. B. Flannagan, his
brother, and Charlie Raynor, facing a
similar charge (in the Hertie court, j
were found not guilty. Sentence had
not been passed on A. J, Flannagan
this morning, Judge Grady withhold-"
ing judgment for a further study of
the case.
The four men we're arrested at their
( homes in Goose Nest Township on
j the 19th of August last year in con-
I ncction with the theft of hogs from
i W. B. Phelps, Bertie farmer, the Sun-
I day before.
It was repc rted following the ar
rests last August by Sheriff C. 11. Roe
buck, of this county, that Albert Flan
-1 riagan, farmer on the old Leggett plan-
I tation, crossed the Roanoke at Pal
(myra Landin,? and went to Phelps'
' home on the Devereaux farm in Ber
■ tie. It was alleged that Flannagan,
I with a quantity of shelled corn, lured
' from the Phelps'pen 14 nice-sized hogs
weighing about 140 pounds each. Over
1 a course of 5 miles, the hogs followed j
1 their charmer, eating a grain two
'| of corn dropped as bait by the man.
1 At the river, Flannagan was said to
1 have penned the hogs, and sought aid
: from his relatives and Charlie Ray
nor in ferrying them across the (
stream. They were landed on this
side, five miles from the spot where
r they were penned on the Bertie
bank, and then carried to the Flan
-1 nagan pens.
Missing his hogs, the Bertie farmer
; trailed them to the riyer and saw
where 1 they were loaded on a boat.
[ With his own boat, the farmer pad
dled down the stream to the old Bur
: nette landing where tracks indicated
they had been unloaded from the boat
and placed in a wagon. Over an
eight-mile land route he trailed the
wagon, and finding the hogs in the
Flannagan pen, he had warrants is
sued for the arrest of the four men.
Watch the Label On Your
Paper Aa It Carries the Date
When Your Subecription Expiree
EDITOR THINKS
PEN IS MIGHTIER
THAN THE OFFICE
Many Regret That Raleigh
Editor Will Not Be In
Governorship Race \
In a statement released early this
week, Joscphus Daniels, editor of the
Raleigh News and Observer, and Sec
retary of the Navy under the Wilson
administration, said that he would rn.t
be a candidate for the office of gover
nor, bis announcement coming after
he had been urged to run for the office
by thousands of people throughout the
State, and virtually all ,thoSe in East
ern North Carolina.
In announcing his determination not
to seek the governorship, Mr. Daniels
said,:
To all those who have urged my
candidacy, I must say with solemn
conviction that my duty to them as a
fellow worker in a common cause is
to discharge my obligation in the man
ner earliest inspiration, my train
ing and my present sober judgment
direct. 1 shall, therefore, not be a
candidate for the office of Governor.
I am convinced that 1 shall render ••
through the News and Observer and
through joint counsel with them a larg
er and more effective service than I
could hope to perform in an office
which, along with its great opportuni
ties, imposes duties foreign what we
all conceive to be the supreme and
immediate need of the state iti this
crucial period."
Mr. Daniels' refusal to enter the
contest leaves three active candidates*
in the nominational race for the gov
ernorship, and gives rich to the pos- '
sible candidacies -of several others.
Lieutenant Governor R. T. Fountain,
of Rocky Mount, and J. C. B Kliring
haus, of Elizabeth City, with their
almost opposite platforms, and Reve
nue Commissioner A. J. Maxwell, of
Raleigh, with his curtailment platform,
are still in the race. Angus D. Mac-
Lean, ; of Washington; Solicitor T, A.
McNeil, of Lumberton and General
Albert L. Cox, nf Raleigh, have been
mentioned as possible candidates.
Mr. Daniels' announcement has not
been made long enough for reaction,
I but is generally believed that the peo
jple, especially those in Eastern Car
olina will regret his is not being in the
race for the governorship.
TUBERCULOSIS IS
LEADING FATAL
DISEASE IN STATE
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Vital Statistics For State
Show Marked Variation
In Death Causes
Tuberculosis resulted in m re deaths
than any other one din-.: so in North
| Carolina last year, a r .i.t issue of
the. State Health Bulle in stating that
2,073 people l-!t' \ ear from
the disease. Typhoid fever claimed
155 lives, three more than it did in
11930. Lobar pneumonia was second
in the list, claiming 1,750 lives during
the period, or 112 more than it did
the year before. Influenza, claiming
1,085 lives in 19,11, or 332 more than
it did the year before, was third in the
list of diseases resulting in death.
Broncho-pneumonia was fourth iityfie
list, that disease causing 1,079 deaths,
95 more than in 1930.
Of the 23,295 deaths reported pro
visionally for the year 1931, 6,591 were
among children under two years of
age About 5,589 children died at
birth or before they were one year old,
the report shows. The number of
deaths reported amoug children among
two years of age during last year was
considerably less than the year before,
there being 943 more such deaths in
1930.
Thirty-four people, or 19 more than
in the ytar 1930, were killed by light
ning last year. The suicide total last
year was 305, compared with 281 the
year before. The number of homi
cides was decreased from 347 to 32V.
Violent deaths, nature unknown, in
creased from 23 in 1930 to 53 in 1931.
Conflagration or accidental burns
caused the death of 227 people last
year, as compared with 242 the year
before.
Mala Via resulted in 38 deaths during
the period, as compared with 46 in
1930. Measles claimed 103 lives, as
compared with only 2 in 1930, the
largest increase of any one disease re
ported.
Four people lost their lives in the
State in airplane accidents, and 638
others, an increase of 7, were killed
as a result of automobile accidents.
Maternal mortality numbered 586 in
1931, t compared with 645 in 1930.
Pellagra deaths tumbled from I,OIS in
1930 to 678 last y"*jaiL,
    

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