Advertiser* Will Fad Out Col usa ■ Latchkey to Over Sixteen Hundred Martin County Hone* VOLUME XXXV—NUMBER 6 SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET HAS 37 CRIMINAL CASES Docket Is Mixed; No Mur der Cases for First Time In Several Terms Thirty-seven criminal cases, several of them more or less permanent fix ture! on the docket, have been sched uled for trial in the Martin County Superior Cour tconvening here next Monday morning. Judge J. Paul Frizzelle, of Snow Hill, coming here for his first time to preside over a Martin court, will not be troubled with any cases charging murder. The dock et is a mixed one, as far as the clas sification of crimes is concerned, none of them commanding more than pass ing attention. A list of cases, carry ng the names v of the defendants and how the causes reached the docket, appears as follows; • James Riddick will be called to an swer a liquor manufacturing charge he having been called at the last term of court but failed to answer. L. E. Freeman, charged with pass ing a worthless check, is scheduled to appear again in the court, the case having been continued at the last term. Fletcher Bryant, seduction; case / continued from last term of court. B. D. Burton, false pretense; case continued last term for bill. Allen Williams, assault; case ap pealed from judgment meted out in recorder's court. Hoyt Lilley, operating car with im proper license; entered on superior court docket by appeal. I £ Haywood Myrick, larceny; case en tered by appeal. James Ed Brown, attempted for gery; case placed on docket by war rant. John Haywood, forgery, entered by warrant Scott Williams, assault on female. Warrant. Isaac Ampey, assault on female, ap peal. Ampey has been in nearly every court held in the county during the j past few years, excepting those times when he was said to be serving sen-1 tences on the roads. a S. L. Woolard, assault with a dead ly weapon. Appeal. Robert Haasell, larceny and receiv- I - irijf, warrant. ' J. D. Harrison, hunting without li* i cense, appeal. Jaseph Franklin Weathersby, at tempted rape. Warrant. Turner Hines, Assault with a deadly weapon, appeal. R. G. Jackaon, passing worthless check, appeal. * Richard Latham, false pretense, warrant ■ Ralph Bonds, larceny, appeal. J. C. Clemmona, larceny, appeal. Charlie Hodges, assault with a dead- ( ly weapon, appeal. Charlie White, false pretense, war rant. John Manning (colored), bastardy, t appeal. V Jasper Smith, violating the liquor laws, appeal* , - John Hagart, larceny, warrant. ' * John A. Jackson, false pretense, war ~ _ rant Johnnie Coltrain, drunk and disor- ( derly, carrying concealed weapon, and, 9* assault with a deadly weapon, appeal. Chester Terry, violating liquor laws, assault with a deadly weapon, carry ing a concealed weapon, appeal, v John Swinson, assault, appeal. Lester Whitaker, drunk and diaor derly, appeal. J Will Smith and Lewia Keys, manu-, facturing Uquor, appeal. I Tiler James, manufacturing liquor, appeal. A i Primus Cherry, bastardy, appeal by prosecuting witness. It was reported 1 that Cherry waa facing a second bas tardy charge when he was before the recorder. He was first charged with seduction, and the superior court found him not guilty. The charge was changed, and he was carried into re- ( corner's court on the baa tardy charge > and found not gulty, the same wo man being the prosecuting witneaa in - both cases. Herbert Page, housebreaking, war riot D. M. Roberson, reckless driving, appeal. ■ ■ - Matthews fames, Clayton James, rr and Jra James, larceny and receiving, warrant. O. L. James, a .fourth brother, goes to trial next week to fact a housebreaking charge. • Miss Rowena Cutler Wins Beauty Prize at Dance Here Declared the moat beautiful girl on the floor. Miss Rowena Cutler, of Bath and Washington, was awarded a prize at the weekly square dance held here last Wednesday night. Judges Sheriff Roebuck, Luther Peel, Joe Taylor, and G. P. Hall studied A the looks of the fair ladies for quite * a while, there being many of them at ' tending tke dance. * Neat Wednesday night the pro moters are offering a prize to the beat dancer, THE ENTERPRISE Two Men Pick Of Air During (Robersonville Herald) Prosperity is in the air. At least, Ray Bailey and Hubert Col train thought so during the snow storm a few days ago when they picked up three one-dollar bills each on the main street here. A strong wind was blowing down the street, driving snow and rain before it, and along came the dollar bills floating along with the snow. The two local men just reached up and raked in the bills, accepting the manna a* a gift from heaven question. And V unti] now the source of the floating money has not been learned. CONSUMPTION OF PEANUTS IS LARGER IN 1931 Columbian Company Shows Consumption Increase In Unshelled Peanuts Experiencing a 303.20 per cent in- the consumption of one of its popular brands during tlig present year, the Columl>iau Peanut Com pany, with one of its 22 plants lo cated at ths point, attracted atten tion in the "nut wrtrld" this month. The National Nut News, large trade journal, in a? full page article discuss ed the marked increase in the con sumption of the particular brand as well as in other brands during the past year. The journal said in its March is sue: "At, a time like ths, when there is much bewailihg about the falling off of sales, it is a welcome relief to have some one come along and cite such a wonderful increase in sales. "The company agreed that is very unusual at this time to hear of in creased sales in most any commodity.' Then it was pointed out that there has been a great increase in the consump tion of peanuts this year, which can be probably accounted for on ac count of the comparatively low prices at which they are selling. " "' At the present time,' says Mr. H. C. Smither, president of the com pany, 'peanuts are selling entirely too cheap and the farmer is not being properly paid for his work in produc ing this all-important crop. The word has gotten out that there is an over-' production of peanuts and the trade appears to be buying only as last as needed. ""We believe there has been a large, increase in the use of peanut buttef/ salted peanuts, and peanuts used in' various products and there has been 1 a large increase this year in the sale j and consumption of peanuts in the' shell.' "T|ie Columbian Peanut Company, operates on what is aptly termed a 'milling basis,' working on as close a margin of profit as is possible,- The success of such a plan naturally hinges upon the large volume. Operating in this manner, the company gives the users of peanuts throughout the li nked States an opportunity of pro curing a dependable supply of peanuts of all grades at low cost. The plan has doubtless assisted in bringing a bout an increase in the consumption of peanuts'generally. I "The';c«mpany renders a distinct 'service to the growers of peanuts in | Alabama, Georgia, Florida, * North Carolina, and Virginia through en } deavoring to pay at all times the highest prices possible to growers, | consistent with a small millng pro fit." URGE WOMEN TO KEEP RECORDS . » Sizeable Returns Reported ' From 37 Acres Planted To Gardens in 1931 - Br Mis. LORA E. SLEEPER ' An interesting garden report com piled by Mr. E. B. Mororw, extension horticulturist, was received by the home agent this week. From 37 acre* planted in garden crops in 1931, 97 farm women supplied their families with fresh vegetables, canned 1#,890 quarts, and sold surplus produce a mounting to $720.16. The net value of canned goods and surplus above the cost of seed and fertilizer waa $2.- 313.26, value per family of $23.84, or per acre value of $62.61. This does not include vegetables used in the fresh state. The specialist is urging the women in the county to keep the following record this year to turn in in Oc tober: Size of garden (width in yards/ and length in yards); size of family .(number of adulta, number of chil dren); amount spent ior fertilizer; a mount spent for seed; value of sur plus sold; value of vegetables given away; number of quarts of vegetables canned. Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, March 18,1932 The stray bills attracted addi tional searchers, but if there were more of them they continued on and away with the wind. Prankers, after it was made cer tain that there were no more real bills to be had from the air, had their fun when they released cig arette coupons resembling one dollar bills. As a child chases the little snowflakes with a dishpan, the searchers- sought after the cou pons, thinking them to be dollar bills. After catching a few of the coupons, the searchers withdrew envying Messrs. Bailey and Col train for their find of real money. BERTIE OFFICER FINED FOR ABUSE MAN Locke Smallwood Pays SSO For Attempt to Arrest Man in This County Locke Smallwood, a Bertie County constable, was fined SS(J and the cost and his pistol was confiscated in Re corder'." Court Tuesday on the charge that he attempted to arrest John James, of Robersonville, on a Bertie County warrant, The warrant was hased on a check given Mr. James by Mr. Charlie White hurst, of Bethel, drawn on the Green ville Bank and Trust Co., with a Greenville dateline in stead of the Bethel dateltift, which caused the check to be returned when it reached Greenville. Mr. James endorsed the check and passed it to Mr. Burden, of Bertie County, who procured the warrant against Whitehurst. Smallwood then attempted to ar rest James in Martin County on a warrant against another man. It is understood that Smallwood then attempted to execute the warrant against Mr. Whitehurst in Bethel and that he will be called before the Pitt County court. It was found that the Whitehurst check was good at the time it was given had the word 'Bethel' instead of "Greenville," been on it, as the Bethel institution is a branch of the Green ville bank. Court records show that Smallwood was carried into court on two charges, carrying a concealed weapon, and as sault with a deadly weapon. The case charging Junior Wynn with assault with intent to kill was continued till April S. f~ W. L Edinondson failed to answer when he was called to answer in the case charging him with passing a worthless check. Papers were issued. Harvey Gardner was found not guilty in the case charging him with an assault. _ James Rogers and Elmer Rogers were found guilty of an affray, and Henry Mason, facing the same charge, was found not guilty by the court. Sentence was temporarily jvithheld in the case. JAMESVILLE IS SERIES WINNER Basketball Girls There Win Over Robersonville for Championship Title The Jamesville girls' basketball team won the Martin County cham-j pionship here last Tuesday night by | defeating Robersonville by a 26 to 8 score, • Eloise Perry registering 18 of. the 26 point* for the winners. Eliza-1 beth and Harriett Brown starred as gurads in the game for Jamesville. I Coached by Mrs. Carl Barefoott, the team made up by Daisy Gaylord Eloise Perry, Lillian Holliday, Elea nor Ange, Harrett Brown, Pauline Davis, Elizabeth Brown and Selma Ange, lost only two games during the season just ended. The team loses only one of its reg ular players this year, and prospects are good for a successful season next year. , ■ The game here last Tuesday night brought to a close the basketball sea son in thia county, several of the schools now making plans for base ball plur. O. M. Mayo Home Burned In Goose Nest Township The O. M. Mayo home, ocupied by Mr. John H. Etheridge and family in Goose Nest Township,- and • all the household furniture were destroyed by fire early last Tuesday morning, the occupants hardly discovering the blaze in time to run from the burning build ing. ' ' ~ Na cause can be assigned for the fire, the occupants stating that it was burning rapidly when it was first di»- covered. No iniuran/ce was carried on the home, and the loss was estimated at about $2,000. 100 APPLICATIONS FOR FARM LOANS RECEIVED HERE Two-thirds of Loans Going To Jamesville and Goose Nest Farm Tenants Nearly 100 Tcderal farm loans, cre ated under the feed and seed loan act, had been applied for in this county up unt*l this morning, it was learned from Mr. W. T. Meadows, who has charge of receiving the applications. A goodly portion of that number has already been reviewed and approved by the county committee and for warded to the regional office in Wash ington, D. Several days, probably two weeks or more, wHI pass before returns from the loans aft expected here. And then it might be that checks will be received within three or four days. The loans, according to Mr. Mead ows, are averaging around $l5O each, an amount slightly above the first av erage reported a few days ago, when only a few applications had been re ceived. According to that average es timate, nearly $15,000 has been re quested by Martin County farmers in tlVe form of loans from the govern ment. About one-half the blanks have already been used, and it is not known whether there will be enough to meet the demand.However, requests .for loans were not" made as frequently yesterday as they had been earlier in the week, it was learned at the office located in the Roanoke-Djxie ware house here. Farmers in..,two townships, James ville and Goose Nest, are said to have applied for approximately two-thirds of the loans, very few requests hav ing been received from, Griffins, Bear Grass, and Robersonville Townships. A late change in the regulations ad vanced by the government might de lay some of the loans that had already geen filed and forwarded to the gov ernment. Upon learning that the bor rowers were turning to peanuts when a decrease in cotton and tobacco acre ages was required, the government this week called for a one-third de crease in the peanut acreage under certain conditions. Sixtyrfive loan applications had already gone in be fore the peanut acreage reduction Clause was mentioned, and it is not known whether or not tliey wil be re turned for correction.""lf they are, the loans will, be-held up more than a week, it is 'believed. WAR AGAINST BOOTLEG GAS Two Trucks Said To Have Been. Stopped In This 'Section Recently Bootlegging gasoline into North Carolina from adjoining states is be coming a costly business to some truck owners and operator*, according to report# received hete recently. Over about Eiknton an Ailantic and Pacific Tea Company truck, or one.hauling A. & P. goods,, was stopped for bring ing extra gasoline along. Fines and costs totaling around sa ''' to have been collected from the own ers. . A truck from Virginia loaded with | fertilizer, was stopped and plated in", storage at Robersonville this week | when the patrolman found a gasoline drum on v4t; No disposition of the j j case has been made so far as it could , be learned here late yesterday. , ( Columbian Plaint Suspends Work Here Temporarily | Operations, temporarily suspended at the Columbian Peanut Company, plant here this week, will not be re sumed for another week and probably , longer, Captain Pritchard, the popular , manager, said this mprning. v "We have right much shelled stock on hand at the present time, and w; . haven't enough farmers' goods on , hand to warrant operations for long t er than a week," Mr. Pritchard ex plained. t Peanuts arc commanding hardly . any price at all and farmers* are hold • 1 ing their crops, resulting in very llt ■ tie activity in the market just at this j time. Sunday Services at the t j Local Baptist Church ' i .The door* of the church be 1 opened at both the morning and eve : ning services at the Baptist church ' Sunday. We invite the people in this ' community, of our faith, to identify ■ themselves with our churctr. •j The Sunday school groups are in-1 jvited especially to be present at the ' morning lehurch service. The B. Y. ' P. -U.-groups will meet at 6:30 Sun-' - day evening. j Special arrangements are being : .made for the Easter service, and an-1 t nouncements for this service will be made at the church Sunday. z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z From "B to. Z," mostly in the "Z" is the way the names of a I family living in Goose Nest Town ship run, acocrding to County Game Warden John W. Hinee, who pointed out recently that Mr. ( i and Mrs. Biggs Cox, of Oak City, have eleven children and that the given names of all the eleven be gin with a "Z." "Unusual," th« ■ game warden remarked, and in ad dition to being unusual, it is quite evident that old Noah Webster was about to be defeated right at the tail-end of the alphabet when » the number of words or names be ginning with the odd letter is giv en consideration. v Well, here they are: phia McLawhorn, of Pitt Coun ty, the oldest of the children; Mrs. Tax Listers Meet To Talk REAL ESTATE TO BE LISTED ABOUT SAME AS IN 1931 Will Attempt to Determine Values of Produce at Monday Meeting -7 -List-takers, recently appointed by the Martin County Board of Com missioners to list property- for taxa tion for the year l'M2, will meet here next Mpnday with Tax Supervisor C. B. Kiddick for a general discus sion of the listing procedure to be fol lowed in putting proerty values on the books, it was learned this week. It could not be learned here yes terday, Ijowevcr, whether all tlie - ap pointments made by the commis sioners in regular session on. the first monday were Accepted, but it is derstood that one or two of the ap pointments did not meet with ap proval on the part of some property owners. The particular appoint ments criticised could not be learned. The list takers will experience much difficulty n trying to formulate val ues of various commodities and plans for" listing them, it is believed. Barns are said to he Jillcd with feeds and smokehouses - arr packed with meats, but will the larger amount of food and feed stuffs more tlniii offset the diacreaseil prices of the commodities Around that question the meeting will probably-center ts attention, and attempt to determine values "in close keeping with the general market prices. Values will have to lie placed on. 4'"'y> r orn, meat and other general farm produce at the meeting here ■■c-xt M(.:n!ay Ln compliant. with the law, resulting, it is hoped, in an equal valuation of all personal property in the county. Values will also be agreed upon for automobiles, it ir under stood. No marked variations are expected in real estate values from the list takers' point of view, other than in those cases where improvements have been made or where damage has re sulted during the past year. The law makes no provision for the re-valua tion of land or buildings, other than in those cases where eceptions are noted. Last year a ten per cent drop in real estate values was permitted by the law-makers in Kaleigh, but no such luck this year. Blanks, 10,000 of them, for filling' in property values, had not been re-j ceived here this week, but it is un-| derstood that they will be here in time | for distribution to the ten township list-takers next Monday. Listing is scheduled to start April 1, or soon thereafter, accorditig to the listing schedules that inigh be an-, nounced individually by, the several list-takers. Regardless as to when listing is actually started, values will be determined as of April 1,1932. In other words, if one owns a house on April 1 and sells it the following day, he is supposed ¥o> list it for tax ation. But if Tie sells the "house March 31, 1932, he is not required to list the property for taxation. It will be the purchaser's duty to list the property. The same conditions hold for personal property including farm produce or ration*. High Spots of Lindberghs At the Watts Here Tonight Highlights of the Lindberghs, their home surroundings, the ladder in place at the baby'* window, a moving picture of the child are being ihown at the Witt* here tonight. The news reel i* an unusually interesting one, portraying history'* probably most interesting event. Zula McLawhorn, aI»Q of Pitt County; Mr. Zadock Cox, of Ham ilton; Mr. Zeber Cox, of Oak City; Mr. Zesley T. Cox, a min ister of the gospel in Oklahoma; Mr.* Zeronal G. Cox, of Ayden; Mrs. Zadik Cannon, of Hamilton; Mrs. Zenobia Haislip, of Oak City; Mr, Zorah D. Cox, of Oak City; and Mr. Zelbeft Cox, of Oak City. Count them and check the Z's. The ages run; 44, 42, 40, 38, 36, 34, ia, 3ff, 2t, 26, and 24. Mr. and Mrs. Biggs Cox were born and reared in Pitt County. Sixteen years ago they moved to a farm near Oak City, where they have since resided. Mr. Cox is now in his 79th year, and Mrs. Cox is 75 years old. There have been no deaths in the family. t 7 SPRINGTIME ] According to the calendar, spring will make its debut next Sunday afternoon at 2:5* o'clock, E. S. T. According to the weath-" er experienced during the pa«t week or two, sprng time is yet several weeks away. But when the calendar officially announces spring, "one can well rest assured that the cold weather is spent. There'll be, no doubt, some chilly days and cold nights, but freezing weather is seldom experienced after spring is officially ushered n by the calendar. POOR TURN TO LAND FOR LIVING Thirty-five Families Turn To One Large Farm In Bertie County Martin County has its charity cases, many of them and pitiful ones too, but a case reported in Bertie cli maxes tln>m all. Thirty-five fauiil c> are lie herded on one farm over there, and their existence is juade pos sible by a little corn meal and a few other rations virtually given them l.\ a kind farm owner, il wan leariflul from Dan Wynn, former Martin man who is numbered' among the of the 35 families. I There are eighteen mules on the ■ farpi, or about one for every twit familie*: Apparently thT tiine Ts al most ripe there for a return to the primitive state in which man played the beast of burden role and pulled or pushed his own plows. Coffee and sugar are riot known on the farm, 'but once in a long while you will see a cigarette there, the | fbrnier Martin man declared while on a vfsit here this week. -Charity work in and around Wil liamston is about finished, not' that the needy arc no more, but because funds are about exhausted.' Dad weather has resulted in much 1 sick ness among many of the unfortunates, and pitiful cases ..are" Being 'called to the attention of those in charge of welfare work daily, it is understood. It is earnestly hoped by those in charge of the charity Work that land owners "who can possibly do so, ar range to have the unemployed plant gardens and provide themselves. >- -t Announce Prices for Curb Market Here Tomorrow ► By Mi— LORA E. SLEEPER | Saturday of next week the curb mar ket will celebrate its first birthday. Many specials will be featured for that day. This week the market is not making any specials hut our prices arc all reasonable. We were glad to welcome Miss Marina Whitley back to the market last week, and glad, too, to have her bring spring onions, cot tage cheese, and beautiful double Jon quils to add to the producer sold on the market. Tlve many visits of the patrons were much appreciated last week. Many sellers, were seen .after the market spending the money which they had taken in through the market in the stores of grocers and mer chants. A partial list of prices for this week follows: Eggs, 11 cents dozen; broil ers, (live) 15 cents pound; liens (live), 15 cents 'pound; spring onions, 4 cents bunch; rutabagas, 3 pounds 5 cent*; collards, 3 pounds 5 cents; turnip* 3 pound* 5 cent*; kale, 2 pounds 5 cents; meal, 20 cent* peck; sweet potato**, 10 pounds cent*; irish potatoes, 10 founds 12 cents. Watch the Label On Yoor Paper As It. Carries the Date When Your Snbacription Expires ESTABLISHED 1898 AROUND HALF OF 1931 TAXES HAVE BEEN PAID SO FAR Approximately $117,846.00 Remain Uncollected In The County «. i With the time for advertising prop erty for unpaid taxes a little more than one month away, increased col lections have l>aen reported at the sheriff's office durin« the past few days. The legislature, in session last year empowered the commissioners to postpone the -..tic oi land for taxes for Abe....year until the first Monday in November, 1931,, but the lawmakers provided for that year only, throwing the responsibility oil the commission ers to order the advertising of prop erty this year in Slav for sale on the first Monday in June. Approximately one-half of the 1931 levy has been collected 11 this county so tar, it was learned at the sheriff's office this week, leaving approximately $117,84(> to he collected. l'ast year at this time," approximately $144,583 remained uncollected on the 1930 levy, or around $27,0(H) more to he collect ed in that period than is to he col lected during th? remainder of this period. \\ hile the collectors are nearer the goal this yojr at the present time than they were jt the middle of March last year, the collections on Jhe 1931 levy are not as great as they were for the P'3o Ivey at the same time last year, it was learned. This is explained by the approximately $63,000 decrease in valuation. Vi. Ihe first of next month, or week after next, the penalty on unpaid ac counts will he increased from two to three per cent, and it is believed that many property owners will pay their taxes before that time to'save the extra .cost. COLD WEATHER HALTS FISHING Plan To Start Seine Fishing In the Roanoke Some time Next Week Herring fishing in tlu-.' Roanoke is progressing slowly at this time, ac cording to reports- received from and the local wharf this morning. High water has retarded the work, and the weather has been too cold lor profitable fishing, fisher nneif said today. According,, to_ reports received yes terday from Plymouth, seine fishing in the Roanoke will he put underway .if fh*' KTtfy lfawlt and Stade fisher i ir*. near Plymouth, next Monday. Operations at Camp Point and Janies , yille will hardly be started before the middle or the latter part of the- week*, it .was • unofficially learned this morn-' ing. rTuli ertnen, using dip nets in the river at this,point, were making very "few Catches tjiis iifofning and thS work was almost at a standstill, " » " Macedonia Honor Roll For Month Just Ended —• Seven names appear tin' the Mace donia school honor wdl for the month . recently .duaed,. it_»:as-aJuionnccd. - ,tefday by Miss Irene"TetVerton, teach- *— i er, as follows: •« , First grade: H. J. Kodgers, Susie Revels, Sybil Peel. • Second grade: Hattie Griffin Ward. Fourth grade: Mary Revels. Fifth grade: Clarence, Revels, Mil dred Ward. + Presbyterians Announce Their Sunday Sgrvices ' • Chi rch school at 10 a.- m. Worship service and sermon at 11:15 a. m. j. Roberson's Chape! . , mm. i Sunday school at 3 p. m. Bear Grass Sunday school aj 9:30 a. m. Worship service and Wrmon at 7:30 p. ni. The public is invited to worship at any or all these services. • ■ Famous Lindbergh Baby Has Not Been Foujid Yet Charles Augustus Lindbergh, jr., kidnapped at his home in Hopewell, N. J., more than two weeks ago, is still missing. Police continue their search for the famous child, while gen eral interest wanes. , 1 ■ - Spring "Smartness" At ' Margolis Brothers' Here Spring wearing appar«l, -in at! its smartness awaits the careful and thoughtful purchasers at Margolis Brothers' here. The firm is ready to equip it* patrons with clothes of rare distinction, at greatly reduced prices. Mr. L. F. Ange, of Jamesville, was a business visitor here this morning.