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Haadred Marti County Homes
Appeals of the Unfortunate
and Tax Changes Are
Meeting Features
Appeal* entered by the unfortunate
and property valuations featured the
meeting of the Martin County Board
of Commitaioners in their shortest
session held during the past several
montha. Preparations were made for
listing property for the current year,
and a jury list was selected to serve
at the two weeks term of civil court
to be held here in April. "
That Henry Rogers, colored, might
receive medical aid in the Duke Hos
pital, Durham, the commissioners pro
vided means of transportation there.
W. S. Barber, of Jamesville town
ship, was relieved of the payment of
poll tax for the year 1931 on accoont
of disability. He was also relieved of
' $1 tax on dog improperly listed.
W. E. Tice, of Griffins Township,
was i rdtyeved of payment of $12.83
special school taxes listed through er
George Stevenson's $4 monthly al
lowance was increased to $6.
Valuation placed on the 625 acres of
wood land on the J. B. Anthony es
tate in Hamilton Township was re
duced from $11,625 to $10,375.
To handle property listing in the
10 townships of the county this year,
C. B. Riddick, of Everetts, was made
tax supervisor with ten assistants
whose names are as follows:
F. C. Stallings, Jamesville Town
George C. Griffin, Griffins Township.
L. J. Hardison, Williams Town-
John H. Roberson, Bear Grass
R. T. Griffin, Williamston Town
G. G. Bailey, Cross Roads Town
J. B. Rawls, Robersonville Town
L. G. Taylor, Poplar Point Town
T. B. Slade, Hamilton Township.
J. A. Rawla, Goose Nest Township.
Prowlers Break Glass In
Barbershop at Everetts
. Following the dance in Everetts last
Friday night and after the dancers had
gone to their homes, prowlers bom
barded Sam Keel's barber shop there
and broke a number of window lights.
The penes were comparatively small
ones, the raid of the vandals result
ing in no great damage. No arrests
have been made.
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Marked Rise In Roanoke
River Is Expected Here
A 45-foot rise in the Roanoke River
•t Weldon during the next 48 hours
was predicted late yesterday, accord
tag to information received here. If
the flood predictions are correct there,
• rise of nearly five feet can be ex
pected at this point during the next
Fishermen along the ctream are
eagerly awaiting the ri*e, stating that
swift currents in the Roanoke will at
tract thousands upon thousands of
barrings up the stream.
Local Kiwanians To Hold
Regular Meet Tomorrow
The Kiwanis Club will have its reg
alar weekly luncheon at the club room
tomorrow at 12:30 o'clock.
The local organization has been en
joying a period of unusual activity
and life in the new year. And the
membership i* a*ked to keep the*e
meeting* in mind and to give them
fbll attendance.
Kiwania. generally i* increasing it*
membership over the country, and, as
a part of this program, the local group
ii planning to admit a few more mem
ber* within th« aext few weeks.
Local Colored Team Plays
in State Ball Tournament
Taking part in an all-State colored
tournament in Raltfigh lasKj Friday
and Saturday, Principal E. J. Hayes'
boaketball boys made a strong bid for
honors when they defeated High Point
a 36 to 22 score. They went to
the semi-finals when they were oust
ad by Durham by the close score of
Hayes  morning.
the many every part
of the state, the boys woo high praise,
to the extent that they "have oppor-
tanity now of winning their pay in
P p*t in several colleges.''
* re la Worst Enemy
Of Forests in State
fire is the want enemy of the for
. ests. At not only destroys matured
[ timber, bet it kills young growth
which would replace timber as it is
cub This foe of the forest is more
rmponsible than any other factor for
the unproductive condition of million*
Damaged By
Mora than 100 aharea of new
stock were issued by the Martin
County Building and Loan Aaao
ciation in it* new aeriea opening
teat Saturday. A number of new
cuatomer* was added to the al
ready large list of ahareholden.
and it ia believed that many more
aharea will be sold before the
aeriea cloaa*, one of the official*
said yeaterday.
The aucceaaful aale of aharea in
the new aeriea ia very encourag
ing in that it ia opening the way
for work in the building tradea.
The intereet in the organisation ia
a *ure blow against "Old Depree
aion," and the investment posaibili
tiea of the aaaociatkm are among
the beat to be found.
Township Is One of Few
Reporting More White
Births Than Colored
Fourteen death* and thirty-three
birth* were reported in Williams
Township last year, it was learned
from records filed in the office of the
register of deeds last week. The deaths
were equally divided between the white
and colored, the rate being 13.8 per
1,000 population, or 1.4 higher than
the State average of 12.4.
Williams was one of the few town
ships reporting more white births than
colored. Of the 33 births reported
there during last year, 19 of them were
white, but one of them was an ille
gitimate one. Four of the 14 colored
births in the district were illegitimate.
The birth rate in the township for
1931 was 32.5 per 1,000 population, or
6.6 units higher than that for the
Nine of the fourteen residents dy
ing there last year were without med
ical attention, the report revealed.
Several- New Members Are
Added To Roll There
Last Wednesday
The Macedonia Home Demonstra
tion Club held it* regular meeting
lait Wednesday in the home of Mrs.
Heman U. Peel. During the bu*tne*s
*e**ion following the opening exer
ciiei, leader* were appointed for the
variou* project*: Mr*. John Gurlcin,
home management; Mr*. Heman Peel,
nutrition; Mr*, J.- L. Holliday, gar
den. Mi** Velma Griffin wa* elected
a**istant aecertary to act in case of
absence of the secretary. Five new
members were added to' the club roll
at the meeting, Mrs. George M. Peel,
Mrs. B. F. Whitehurst, Mrs. F. W.
Sparrow, Miss Viola Griffin, and Mrs.
\V. E. Dunn, of Williamston.
Many of the members have made
good use of the steam pleasure cook
er which wa* purchated for the club.
Several hundred jar* of meat have al
ready been canned and no doubt the
cooker will pay for itself in this com
munity. It was decided at the meet
: ing that the cooker should have a* it*
| club home Mr*. H. C. Green's re*i
dence and tho*e uiing it will *ign up
! for it, not keeping it more than two
day* at one time, thereby allowing all
club member* the u*e of the cooker
during the canning *ea*on or meat
canning time.
"Height* and Fini*he* of Work
Surface*," wa* the theme for demon
(tration and di*cu**ion. Each wo
man precent wa* urged to adjuit the
work surface* in her kitchen to the
right height to prevent u|mece»*ary
back * train and backache. Mr*. Peel'*
kitchen wa* used for teiting height*
of the women in attendance.—Club
Poultry Loadin
Are Cut Dov
Nearly six torn of poultry war*
loaded in thia county cooperative
ly by farmer* last week, the ahip
- ment being smaller by more than
one-hall the loading* made in
Hucksters. ooerating
before and along with the car, re
enlted hi the marked drop laat
week. County Agent Brandon aald
Last month, Martin farmer* sold
23,910 pounds of pohltry lor H
-314 Laat week they eold cooper
atively 11,803 pounds for 91,944.76.
Loo ding* were reported aa fol
* m* Imm> tMnnSnv nnlnft *
WiUiamston, Martin County, North Carotin*, Tuesday, March 8,1932
Baby Is Said To Be Safe;
Lindbergh Communicatn
With Kidnappers
Interest in the search for little
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, jr., kid
napped from the home of his parents
in Hopewell, N. J., a week ago today,
reached a climax in this immediate
section last Friday when it was report
ed, apparently erroneously so, that the
child had been carried through here on
a New York car.
Tt was reliably reported that the car,
bearing the child and its abductors,
had passed through here early that
morning, but it was not stopped, and
where the car was driven to from this
point has not been learned. Street
sweepers stated that the car, believed
to be the one seen near Richmond and
later at Norfolk, was driven through
here at a fast rate of speed, but they
were unable to identify it or tell who
its occupants were.
Officers here were notified that the
car in question was traveling this
route, and were asked to be on the
look-out for it. The officers, making
an immediate investigation, learned
that a car, believed to be the one
wanted, had passed through several
hours before. In one or two neigh
boring towns, was erroneously re
ported that the car had been stopped
and the boy recovered. Several per
sons from as far away as Bethel heard
the false reports and came here to see
the world-famous baby.
At noon today, the child had not
been recovered, the parents turning to
private sources for aid in an attempt
to find the little fellow..
Boys There Are Planning
To Cultivate Garden
There This Year
By Mis Lora E. Sleeper
All boys in the Everetts 4-H a *Club
this year have been asked to plant at
last tc* a garden, under
the direction of the home agent. The
boys will follow plans adopted by the
State College. Record books have
been given to all boys and each boy
will keep a record of vegetables plant
ed and amount sold. Through the
help of Principal D. N. Hix, 10 of
the boys have been allowed the use
of 11-2 acres of land. William
Thompson, James Mallory, and Paul
Cullipher, older boys in the club, vol
unteered to disk and plow the land,
and this ha* been done. The follow
ing boys are planning on garden plots
within this tract of land: J. D. 1 eaka,
Roger Riddick, Floyd Stalls, Robert
Biggs, Robert Barnhill, Lois Cullipher>
F. P. Ravnor, Paul. Cullipher, Dal
bergh Riddick, and Totn Barnhill. A
prixe of $5 has been set aside for the
boy having the best garden and beat
record book to turn in. The work has
to be done by the boy without the
help of parent#: Score cards will be
used in helping to make the decision.
Championship Game Will
Be Played Next Friday •
In Robersonville
There were many "dope" up*et*
and broken schedules in basketball in
thi* lection over the week-end. Farm,
Life called off it* scheduled game with
Jamesville here laat Friday night to
take part in the four-county tourna
mertt in Ahoskie, s few fans being
Williamston went over and copped
the honors in the Ahoskie tournament
last Friday and bringing
home a dented basketball trophy.
Farm Life and Jamesville are play
ing today, the-winner to meet William
ston at Robersonville in the Ifcnal coun
ty-wide champion game next Friday
night. Jamesville and Rober*onville
girls are also scheduled to play at
Robersonville next Friday night.
gs Last Week
n Nearly Half
JamesvOle, 1,337 pound*, 1174.95;
WilMamatpn, 6JUS lbs., *M8.39;
Robersonville, 2,087 tbs„ $270.20;
Oak City, 1,174 Ibe., 1153.22.
1 - While condition* at the present
are not very favorable for a fourth
cooperative loading in the county
thia season. Mr. Brandon stated
yeeterday that another car would
be operated if the demand* were
aufficient to justify the loadings.
Rtquttfr for another car this sea
son can be made direct to the a
gent or sent to this office, where
they will be forwarded to the
.i m..
Good Start in
& Loan Stock
According to information reach
ing here early yeaterday morning,
many early tobacco plants were
killed in thia section by frering
temperatures Sunday nad Monday.
Strong winds lifted the thin can
vas from many beds, exposing the
tender plants to one of the loweat
temperature* recorded here . Jbis
So completely wrecked was the
canvaa on many of die feed* that
farmer* found it neceaaary to boy
'new cloth, lome farmer* going ao
far aa to replant their beda, it waa
While the exact tha
beda can not be determined just
at thia time, it ia believed that the
early tramplanting period predict
ed several weeks ago will be great
ly delayed in the aection thia year
a* ja result of the cold wave.
Storage Barn Wrecked and
Residence Burned On
Hamilton Road
The local fire company was* called
out twice last Saturday, answering the
first call at 1:30 that morning, when
a storage barn of Mr. S. C. Griffin in
New Town caught fire, and the sec-,
ond late that night when the six-room
house of Mr. Bruce Chesson was
burned on the Hamilton road.
When the first fire was discovered,
the entire roof of the barn Was blar
ing, and the volunteer firemen found
it difficult 'to bring the flames under
control. Of unknown origin, the fire
burned rapidly the large amount of
loose and baled hay in the barn loft
apd threatened near-by buildings. Aft
er throwing water on the conflagra
tion for more than an hour, the fire
was under control, considerable dam
age resulting to the loft contents and
the roof of the building. The foun
dation and standing timbers were dam
aged but little. No insurance was car
ried on the building.
The Chesson house fire, also of un
known origin, had gained much head
way when first discovered, anjl the fire
company, with no water mains near,
-was unthle to check the flames. Truck
hose was used on near-by building*
and some water was carried in buckets
to roofa of neighboring homes, and
the blaae was confined to the one
house and a small garage.
Mr. Chesson stated that the loss was
partially covered by insurance.
The Pace family, dwellers in the
house during the past five months, had
just moved away that afternoon, and
no one was seen near the house late
in the day. 
Over in Halifax County, five mule*
belonging to Mr. Enoch Cherry, were
hilled when the stables they
(ell before the wind. A sixth animal
was badly injured in |
Damage to fishing nets along the
coast was estimated at a quarter of ,
a million dollars and heavy losses |
wefe "sustained by merchants at Man- '
teo when the water flooded their I
stores. The Nags Head highway wa«
damaged $150,000, it was estimated. ,
Operation of Schoola Dur-~
ing Seventh Month I*
Now A Certainty
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The operation of all Martin County
extended term schools .are assured of
the seventh month, and the eighth
month is virtually certain in all but
one or two district*, the chairman of
the county board of education said
yesterday afternoon following a meet
ing of that bofy. Some of the dis
tricts are within SIOO or lest of the
goal to be reached in tax collections
to assure the operation of the extend
ed term.
One or two-of the districts laboring
under overdrafts created last term
will have to struggle CQ continue the
last /Ronth. However, the county
board wis very pleased with the out
look for the successful operation of
all the schools the full term.
Strong Wind Reported in
The Jumesville Section
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"We had ft. strong wind in our sec
tion kut Sunday, but no 'great dam
age resulted," Mr. L. F. Ange, James
ville Township farmer, said while at
tending* to business matters here this
morning. "A car shelter was blown
down and a few trees fell before the
wind," he Mid.
J. C. Smith, of Roberson
ville Wants Removal of
State Tax Levy
Dear Mr. Editor: The question,
"Are you going to be a candidate to
succeed yourself as a member of the
next house of representatives?" is be
ing asked daily and repeatedly, and I
think the time has arrived for me to
advise all of the people of Martin
County where I- stand on the ques
tion, and shall be glad if you will per
mit me to do so through The Enter
If I live, I intend to file my notice
as a candidate to succeed myself in
the next house of representatives, not
withstanding my experience mem
ber of fche 1931 General Assembly was
not " pleasant, caused mainly by the
length of the session and_ serious dif
ferences of opinion that existed among
the members of the house, and espec- j
ially between the house and the sen
ate, also the economic Conditions that
existed at the time and the conduct of
the old-time machine politicians, who
were and always are on the scene. My
experience, however, would have been
much more unpleasant but for the fact
that the people of this county stood
by me on the stand that 1 took and
assisted me to the end that I did not
very seriously suffer financially or oth
erwise because of my long stay from
home, and I can say without fear of
contradiction that no member of the
last General Assembly was harassed
and nagged less than the writer. My
constituents gave me advice and coun
(Continued on the back page)
Failing To Get Money from
Safe, Robbers Remove
Goods from Store
Faiiing to open Goldie Hyman's safe
when they removed it from her home
near Everetts last Saturday night a
week ago, burglars raided the colored
woman's store in Everetts last week
and carted off merchandise valued at
between SSO and SIOO, it was report
ed yesterday by Sheriff C. B. Roebuck.
Officers have been working on the
case, but no arrests have been made.
A quantity of snuff, several coats,
two or three pocketbooks, a few pairs
of socks, 0n%,0r two overall suits and
a few shirts were missed from the
store by the owner.
Officers are of the opinion that the
same parties stealing the woman's
safe robbed the store. The mercan
tile establishment, operated by Peter
Everett, the Hyman woman's father,
until his death,' has been robbed a
number of times, and several tifhes
his safe was hauled away.
The school teacfter-merchant is said
to be doing business with the banks
I now.
Herbert Page Said to Have
Broken S4O Plate Glass
at Everetti Friday
Prowling along the main street in i
Everetts late Friday night, apparently I
drunk, Herbert Page, young white
man, knocked out a S4O plate glass
window ill the J. S. Ayers & Com
pany store, crawled in and went to
sleep in the small showroom made
cozy by a number of display blankets.
'His sleep undisturbed until early
next morning, when James Staton
Ayers went dowil to open the place
of business for his father, l'inding
Page snoring away in the window,
young Mr. Ayers called the sheriff
and returned home to notify his father.
Page, when questioned, denied that
he broke the window with the intent
to steal goods; in fact, he denied
knowledge of breaking the costly glass.
His past record indicated differently,
however, and it is believed that he
could go no further when he found
that he had only gained entrance to
the show window by knocking the
glass out'.
The young man is in the county Jail
awaiting trial.
Residence Mt Jamesville . ]
Destroyed by Fire Today
The residence of J. W. Ward in
Jamesville was destroyed by fire early
today, very few details reaching here
explaining the cause of the bla*e.
It was reported that the fire had
gained much headway when discov
"cr#d, making it impossible for a buc
ket brigade to check it. Most of the
contents were saved, however.
The building was owned by Jack
and Elworth Hardison. It could not
be learned here whether insurance
#as carried on the structure or not.
Wintry Blast Brings
Season's First Snow
"Application blanks for govern
ment loans will reach you about
the middle or latter part of this
week," Dean I. O. Schaub, of the
extension division, Raleigh, advised
County Agent Brandon here yes
terday. Until these blanks arrive,
no loans can be arranged in this
county. If the blanks reach here
1 hursday or Friday of this week,
the agent will announce their ar
rival and instruct aplicants as to
how and where to make their re
quests for loans.
More than 200 Martin farmers
have already indicated that they
warned to borrow in anticipation
of their 1932 crops, the agent said
No Great Change In Listing
Procedure Expected In
the County Tis Year
Blanks for abstracting the property
lists have been ordered and work will
go forward with the valuation declared
as of April 1, 1932. '
The list-takers will- probably meet
with the supervisor some >ftne be
tween now and April 1, i&hen they'
will receive the blanks study the
instructions to be followed in taking
the lists this, year. /No great change
in the listing,j»ofcedure is expected
tlps year, and it is understood that
there can be no valuation decreases
unless there have been fire or wind
damages since the lagt listing time. A
blanket reduction of nearly 10 per
cent was reported in the lists last
year, the listers altering the valuation
in some "cases, but such procedure is
not believed possible this year except
where there have benrlanKtble losses
t«J property. /
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Making Arrangements To
Move In New Prison
Next Thursday
The opening of the new State High
jw»y prison camp here was delayed
this week whcT freeirng weather halt
ed construction work and other un
-1 expected--obstacles presented them
selves at the last minute,
i Preparation are now being made
! very rapidly in an ellort to receive
I the first by Thursday or
Friday of this week. No water or
light connections have been made so
far, but it is understood that the
camp will go ahead and receive con
victs just the same.
Superintendent of Prison. Person
nel Hinton is here today assisting
Superintendent ~C 'R. Mobley * and
| Steward A. Hassell in making ready
(for the first prisoners,-. Mattresses
and blankets are being forwarded here
today, and orders for fled are being
prepared it was unofficially learned at
noon today.
J. W. Hines Not Applicant
for Guard at Camp Here
The report released last week stat
ing that Mr. J. VV. Hines, of Oak
City, had applied for a position as
guard at the new convict camp here
was declared erroneous. Mr. Hines
stated that he inquired about the -con
ditions surrounding the superintend
ent's job at the prison, but that he
did not apply for that task either. In
some way his inquiries were consid
ered as an application and as the sup
erintendent had already been chosen,
Mr. Hines was tendered a jpb as
guard, a job in which he said he was
not at all interested in.
,An appointment for the one remain
ing guard post has not been made at
this time.
Carried into court for threaten
ing the lift of Henry Lanier, aged
local icolorad man, Dan Purring
ton, a colored neighbor, reverted
the evidence in the eyea of Juatice
Haaaell and Lanier was ordered to
pay the coeta of the hearing. Un
able to meet the coeta, Lanier
went to jail Saturday night, and
while reposing thery rogue* cart
ed away *ll the wood from hie
Aa long aa the mercury to reg
toterlng as low aa it to now, La
nier to advtoed to etay where there
to comfort, even if there to no con*
Watch th« LiW Oa torn
P«ptr As It CUTIM tb« DM
Whm Your Subscription Bxpini
Local Roofs Torn Off and
Several Trees Felled by
Sunday Wind Storm
Springtime was plucked in the bud
in this of the country over the
week-end, when the mercury dropped
below the frezing point, heavy winds
blew, and the first snow of the sea
son fell. The change, following a sea
son resembling spring in all its glory,
took - the section by surprise, fooling
the birds of the air, killing young plant
life, and driving unprepared humans
to the woodpiles. It was the first
really wintry weather of the season for
this section.
A heavy wind,, rising befoiredaylight
Sunday morning and continuing as a
regular gale throughout a greater part
of the day, Resulted in a substantial
property loss here and in various oth
er parts of the State, an accurate es
timate of the damage being undeter
mined -just at this time.
Locally the greatest damage was re
ported at the Harrison Oil- Company's
river plant, where the wind resulted
in a several hundred dollar loss. A
heavy advertising sign was torn loose
and dropped pipe leading to the
Texaco- Ethyl tank. The pipe was
,U>rn away nearly 2,000 gallons of
gasoline )pouted into the river be
fore Mje leak, could be repaired. The
compajjWs equipment and employees
weref*BHed to the scene, and it was
an hour before the oil flow was
checked. ~
. Several trees\fell and many dead
limbs were lifted ""Tfotn trees by the
gale, causing no great damage but ne
cessitating Sunday work by' street
Considerable damage resulted to the
O. S. Anderson Company store when
the gale lifted a portion of the roof,
rafters and all, and turned them over.
The roof of Sam Faulk's ice house was
torn away and turned bottom-side-up-
Wards. A goodly number of windows
were broken, and storekeepers report
ed some damagt resulting from smoke
and soot driven from the wrong end
of chimneys and stove pipes. Tele
phone communication "was hampered
to some extent here, and linemen of
the Virginia Klectric and Pdwer Com
pany were called out in the midst of
the storm to make repairs to the lines,
but light and power service was not
interrupted at this point.
Water, driven by the high wind on
Sunday morning, blocked the rbad
across the Pamlico R ver at Wash
ington, hut traffic wai resumed that
afternoon When the wind shifted. A
tugboat is said to have sunk there,
and a barge, breaking loose at a, Vnill
there, partially wrecked the Atlantic
Coast Line bridge. An oyster botjit
went down at Belhaven. it WAS report
ed, and a portiort of the causeway from
Morehead City to Atlantic Heach was
washed away.
The storm along the coast was de
scribed as one of the \vurst in many
years, but no loss of life resulted, or
none had been reported up until late
yesterday afternoon.
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Grant Permission For The
Opening of Two New
Pool Rooms Here
Routine business marked the regular
session of the town coriimissioners
I here last night, business centering a
rounT the inspection of Vifls and ap
plications for pool room licenses. ' ■
C. L. Strickland, of KinstonJ was
granted permission to o;>en a pool
room here, provided he pays the $25
table tax. Mr. Strickland, recom
mended by Kinst:n authorities, plans
to open 'his pool room in the Leggett
| building next to Hall's barber shop a
bout the 15th 'p this mon'h.
Believed hardly enough
money to buy food and clothing, the
colored people asked permission to
open a-i second pool room for their
patrons. Jack Faulk applied for per
mission, but he was warned that the
payment of the $25 per table tax would
have to be paid before operation! were
Charlie Harris Arrested
In Liquor Selling Case
Charlie Harrie, commonly known aa
"Chnrnlaf," »nit to be the
most widely known bootlegger in these i
parts, was arrested here yesterday aft
ernoon by Chief of Police Daniel and
placed in jail to await trial before Re-:
corder J, W. Bailey in the county
court today. Hard* is charged with
retailing the "Spirits.-

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