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June 4th
laactivity in county politics points
to ft quiet primary in Martin next
June, only a few formal announce
ments having been made «o far for
various office nominations! Only one
contest has developed so far, present
ing a situation entirely different from
that of two years ago, when a second
primary was necessary to thin out the
office applicants.
Mr. H. S. Everett, county commis
sioner of Robersonville Township,
stated this week that he wtxuM not
seek renomination for that office next
June. Mr. Joshua L. Coltrain for
mally announced his candidacy this
week to succeed himself as commis
sioner from Williams Township.
Messrs. T. C. Griffin, chairman, J. E.
Pope, and „Q, members of
the county board of commissioners,
were non-committal when questioned
thia week as to their seeking renomina
Messrs. J. C. Smith, J. Sam Get
singer, C. B. Roebuck and C. A. Har
rison have formally announced their
candidacies to succeed themselves in
their respective offices and positions
now held by them.
Solicitor H. O. Peel, of the county
recorder's court, will not run (or that
office again, but he announced today
that he will be a candidate for nom
ination as judge of the recorder's
court: Mr. Peel's candidacy developed
a contest, Justice of the Peace C.-B.
Riddick, of Everetts, having already
announced his candidacy for the re
At a meeting held in the Bear Grass
schoolhouse last night, voters of that
district pledged themselves to the sup
port of the candidacy of Mr. H. C.
Green as county commissioner. But
with one assured vacancy and two or
three more possible ones in that body,
no contest is likely to result in the
race for commissioners. At least,-' no
spirited contest is in sight just now
for position* on that board.
No formal announcements have been
filed by the three members of the Mar
tin County Board of Education, but it
it expected that Messri. J. Eason Lil
ley, John W. Eubanks, and E. H.
Ange will file to succeed themselves
on that board.
Mr. R. J. Peel, clerk of the court,
was nominated and elected for a four
year term in the June, 1930, primary
and election of that year, and no con
test for that office is possible tljis June.
A few constable and justice of the
peace contests are expected liere and
there throughout the county, but even
with them no great interest is expect
ed to result locally this year, as far
as county politica are concerned.
Interest is centering on the race be
ing staged by Messrs. Richard T.
Fountain, A. J. Maxwell, and J. C. B.
Ehringhaus for the gubernatorial nom
ination. And then there ia the United
States Senatorial nomination race,
with Cameron Morrison, Tam Bowie,
Bob Reynolds, and Frank Grist taking
part. No contest has * developed for
State Senate nominations, only two
candidates, Messrs* A. D. Mac Lean,
of Washington, and Carl L. Bailey,
of Plymouth, having announced their
candidacies for the posts. Elbert S.
Peel will not be a candidate.
As the situation now stands, a small
vote is anticipated in the county next
June. But who knows what the last
minute will bring forth? ——-
Spirited contests are already on in
many counties throughout the State,
contests with so many office aspirants
in the race that they even shade Mar
tin County's huge primary of two
years ago.
S. H. Gurganus Displays
Unusually Large H4n Egg
r (Raleigh tfews and Ob*erver)
- The Newt and Obacrver Ha* receiv
ed from F. F. Co*, of Roberionville,
a hen egg weighing six and one-haif
ounce* and meaiuring 7 3-4 incbet in
circumference and 8 3-4 inches around
end to end. The egg was laid by a
Rhode Island Red owned by S. H,
Gurganus, Robersonville, R. F. D„
who say* that it was quite evident
that the hen did not realize that egg*
are sold by the dozen and not by the
pound. '
Mr. Gurganus, while not rai*iog
poultry on a large scale, ha* found it
profitable. Starting the year 1931 with
132 hens, hi* net profits for the year
were $286.20 besides an increase of 18
in hi* flock. Mr. Cox designate* the
egg "a real *pecimen of Martin Coun
ty hen tcp."
Local Bank Will Observe
Halifax Day as Holiday
Next Tuesday, Halifax Day, will
be observed as a holiday by the
Branch Banking and Trust Company
here. The day'is not generally observ
ed as a holiday by many institutions
or firms, and the holiday will be en
joyed by only the bank employees, it
is understood.
On April 12, 1775, a group met in
Halifax courthouse and signed the
.first decleration of independence of
the English Crown. The next signa
tures were made in Mecklenburg
County several weeks, later, adding
significance to Halifax Day.
Total of $79.84 Raised For
Orphanage At Concert
Given Last Night
The Oxford Orphanage Singing
Class delightfully entertained a large
audience assembled in the grammar
school auditorium here last night fof
the annual concert arranged as one of
the means of supporting
the institution. The crowd was one
of the largest ever to hear the singers
and entertainers here, and the program
was well received.
„ A cash collection was taken, rais
ing $50.25 as a part of the amount
necessary to offset the S4OO daily cost
of operating and maintaining the in
stitution. Other collections advanced
by outside citizens and others who
were unable to attend increased the
general offering to $62.90. A special
funJ created by the local lodge and
added to the general collection last
night made a total of $79.84.
Little Hattie A. Marie Br.iley, en
tered from this county through the"
Stonewall Lodge at Robersonville, wa*
to have appeared in the concert, but
she was taken ill the night before and
had to be returned to Oxford, it was
Mr. C. K. Proctor, the much beloved
superintendent of the institution, ar
rived unexpectedly and addressed the
assembly, pointing out the valuable
work being carried on by North Car
olina Masons. His was an appealing
talk, offered for the sole aim of ad
vancing the cause of the underprivi
leged child in North Carolina.
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Will Support H. C. Green
For Member Board of
Approximately 30 Bear, Grat* Town
ship citizens meeting in the school
house there last night, advanced Mr.
H. C. Green, prominent citizen of that
district, as a. candidate for nomination
as county commissioner. Mr. Greefi
has served on the board previously -
The assembly also offered John H.
H. U. Peel, and H. D. Har
rison as candidates for township jus
tices of the peace. Noah Rogerson
was selected as township constable
to succeed himself.
Ordinarily township nominations
made by the voters in convention are
accepted without a contest at the pri
mary. Of course if a contest de
velopes for the county commissioners'
nominations, Mr. Green will find it
necessary to enter the June primary.
Many Expected To See
Senior Play Here Tonight
A large and representative crowd is
expected to see the annual play to. be
presented by the local *enior clas*
in the high ichool building here to
night, Much preparation ;has been
given the production of the play, the
dress rehearsal last evening pointing
to an entertaining event.
Methodist Society to Have
Silver Tea Wednesday
The Woman's Missionary Society of
the Methodist church will have a sil
ver tea on Wednesday, April 13th,
from 4 till 6:30 at the home 6f Mr*.
William Manning. The public is in
Rev. W. B. Harrington
To Preach at Farm Life
Rev. W. B. Harrington will fill hi*,
regular preaching appointment in the |
Farm Life School auditorium Sunday |
afternoon at 3 o'clock, it wa* onnounc
ed yesterday. The public is invited to
hear him.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, April 8,1932 t
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Passage of Act Would Put
Around $286,416 Cash
In Martin County
House of Representatives Bill No.
1, providing the immediate payment of
all adjusted-service certificates in cash,
is expected to come up in Congress
! next week, where many law-makers
predict it will meet defeat:
The passage of the act would put
into circulation in this county $286,-
416, less the sum already borrowed
by Martin County's World War vet
erans, estimated at approximately half
the face value fo the certificates. Con
gressman Wright Patman, of Texas,
staunch supporter of the bill, says its
passage would release $38,804,178.24 in
North Carolina and $2,200,000,000 in
the cotyitry.
I In a recent address before the House
of Representatives, Congressman Pat
man said: ,
' "Three million six hundred thousand
adjusted-service certificates are held by
that number of veterans of the World
i War. These veterans reside in every J
nook and corner of America. The |
average value of the certificates is sl,-'
(XX). The certificates do not repre
sent a bonus; they represent an hon
est debt that has been confessed by I
Congress for services rendered. Each I
holder of a certificate was really due,
an amount equal to the face or ma
turity value of his certificate October
1, 1931.
I "The average veteran has borrowed
50 per cent of his certificate, the limit
allowed by law. He is paying com
pound interest on this loan to a bank
'or to the Government —the one hold
ing his teriifi£ate~#»-eollateral securi
ty for the SO per cent loan. If the
remaining $0 per cent is not paid to
the veteran now, it will practically be
consumed by compound interest. The'
veterans and their families need the
money much wo/se than the banks or
the Government need it in compound
interest. If it is paid now, the elitire
Nation will be benefited by the addi
tional purchasing power being placed
Vnto the hands of so many consumers '
who will put it into circulation. It
will not be hoarded.
"At least 2,500,(XX) of these veter
ans need their money to purchase com
forts and necessities of life or to pay
debts which they owe and on which
they are paying as high as 10 per cent
interest. More than 720,000 of these I
veterans were unemployed when they '
obtained their 50 per cent loans, so an
investigation made by the Vettrans' |
Administration disclosed.
"We have sufficient idle gold in the
Treasury of the United States to au- |
thorize the issuance of Treasury notes
—legal-tender currency—to pay 1 this !
debt in fifll. Experts tell us that our"
country needs a moderate expansion I
of the currency. In this way the debt '
can be paid without a bond issue, with- j
out increasing taxes, and without ad
ditional interest payments. The debt!
must be paid tome time. Everybody
will be helped if it is paid now.
"The Government will be saved tens
of millions of dollars annually in ad- {
ministration expenses if the certificate* 1
are paid now."
According to reports there is a break
in the ranks of veterans, many of them
-virtually all of thein urging the
'passage of the bill, while their nation-'
al commander, Henry Li Stevens, is
against it at the present time.
Young White Boy Caught
| Here Sent to State Roads
Ernest Harper, young white man
' arrested here last December for driv-'
ing a car while intoxicated, was sen- 1
tenced to the roads for eight months
'when tried before Judge Grady in,
Northampton Superior Court this'
I week. Following his arrest here,'
Harper wans returned to Northampton'
where he was held in jail until this 1
week when he was tried and adjudg
ed guilty of stealing an automobile
Shortly after stealing the Ford
Coupe, Harper was driving down
Main Street here and ran into and
wrecked a cart belonging to Herman
Bowen. Continuing on hi* way, Har
per lost control of the machine and
ran it into a Main Street residence.
Woodmen To Meet At
Bath Next Thursday
A goodly number of Martin
ty Woodmen as well a* many from !
other cotinties in the district are ex- '
' pected to attend the meeting of Mod
ern Woodmen of America at .Bath
next Thursday, Paul Bailey, district
secretary, said yesterday afternoon.
A fishing party will feature the
morning program, and a fish fry will
be enjoyed at noon. Interesting pro
-1 grams have been arranged for the aft
j ernoon and evening sessions, the Bath
and Jamesville baseball teams furnish
ing entertainment in the afternoon,
| Mr. Bailey Mid.
Enterprise Publishing Co.
Will Mail Checks to Six
Winners Tomorrow
j Winners of prizes offered by the
| Enterprise Publishing Company for
the best six papers prepared in con
nection with the "Milk for Health
.Campaign" in Martin County were
announced today through the office of
the county superintendent, two prizes
going to Hamilton, one to Williams
ton, one to Williams Lower school and
.two to Robersonville.
! The judges were ready to admit
when the papers were returned that
the task of selecting winners was a
difficult one, that nearly all the papers
were unusually good ones and showed
hard work done by those taking part.
]On the other hand, the contest and
the "Milk for Health" scheme in this
I county was a flop. Out of the sev
eral thousand children now in the
1 schools of the county a very small
| number even expressed a desire to
■ take part, several schools failing to
I prepare a single essay. It would seem
that some are waiting for nature to
pour milk down their hungry throats,
hungry needlessly in so many cases.
But getting back to the contest, the
judges read and re-read the papers.
I The name* of the writers and the
! schools they represented were not on
the paper* when the judges were
! making their decisions. A numbering!
| system was followed, giving every'
school and every child an equal chance. |
Many of the other papers are deserv- j
| ing ones, btft their writers just miss j
sharing the awards.
C hecks will be mailed tomorrow to, j
Kolxrt Davis, Hamilton, winner of j
the first prize, $2.50;
Dolly Myers, Hamilton, winner of!
the second prize, $1.50; Reg Manning,'
i Williamston, winner of tlit third prize, I
SIOO. >v I
Winners in the colored schools
where a greater interest in the move
ment was noted, include the following:
Harry C. Lanier, Williams Lower
School, first prize, $2.50;
lleulah Lee Saunders, Robersonville,
: winner of second prize, $1,50;
Tlieona Lloyd, Robersonville, third
; prize, sl. And checks will also be mail
ed to them tomorrow.
Fourteen Martin Cases Are
Called In Washington
This Week
I Two more Martin County melt, An
drew Harris, white, anil Walter Col
lins, colored,' were on their way to
Atlanta today to serve a year and a
day in the Federal prison there for
violating the liquor laws. Their cases |
heard along with 12 others from .
this county before Judge I. M. Meek !
ips in Federal court at Washington 1
thi* week. • i
Five other defendants, Irving'James,
colored, and Walter and Herbert Bul
lock and James Bailey, all white, were
released and placed on probation for
a year. George Peel was placed in
the Chillicothe, Ohio, institution, to
start his term next October. Sylves
ter Daniel was days in jail
and George Daniel was given 30 days.
J n was fined SSO. John
Lee and Wright Smith were given '
three months in jail. John Hopkins,
white, and Claude Woolard, colored,
weft found not guilty.
All the Jefendbnts we¥e charged
vtith violating the Itqlior'tiws.
Seine Fishing in Roanoke
Progressing Very Slowly
Seine fishing on the Roanoke is
progressing slowly, according to a
report coming from O. W. Hamilton,
Jamesville yesterday morning. Catches
of two and three hundred were re
ported during the day Wednesday and
yesterday. A goodly nuniber of shad
| was caught Wednesday, Mr. Hamil-i
ton adding that the season was not'
far enough advanced for profitable 1
j "When the (logwood trees begin to
I blossom, the herring almost always
: begin to run in large numbers up the
i'Roanoke," Mr. Hamilton said.
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Ships Two More Cars of
Sweet Potatoes to Market
Two more carloads of sweet pota
toes were shipped to tufrthern market*
by Mr. J. G. Staton from his 30,000
bushel capacity curing house here this
week, the best grades selling fdr about
90 cents a tuuhel, less freight, [
Know ail men, women, and children by these presents:
That, Whereas the National Clean-Up and Paint-
Up Campaign has resulted in many advantages to com
munity life throughout the United States in safeguard
ing health, in promoting thrift, in furthering fife pre
vention, in stimulating civic pride, and in niakng the
home and town more beautiful: Now, therefore';
Be it known that plans have been perfected for a
thorough clean-up and paint-up campaign in William
ston, beginning next Monday, April 11, and j continuing
throughout the week. This date is to mark,-the opening
of a real campaign of persistent and constructive effort
in cleaning up and keeping it up. In this worthy move
ment of cleaning up, painting,-planting, repairing, , and
rehabilitation I urge each citizen to do his or her very
best part to make our community clean, healthy, safe,
thrifty, and beautiful.
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Few Cases Reach Docket
During Three-Weeks
Inactive Period
Following a period of inactivity
caused by the two-weeks term of
superior court, Judge Bailey and So
licitor Peel returned to their regular
duties in recorder's court here last
Tuesday. Comparatively few cases
had originated over the period, and
most of thcin were of little conse
The court will hold another session
next Tuesday according to regular
schedule, and then rest for two more
weeks while the civil term of superior
court holds .forth.
Cases cleared from the docket last
i J. A. Faulk was fined SSO for vio
lating the traffic laws, the courrtaking
otf the fine upon the payment of the
costs by the defendant.
Adjudged guilty in the case charging
him with larceny and receiving, Thur
man Bell was sentenced to the roads
for a period of ninety days. Fd Bell,
charged with aiding and abetting in
the same alleged crime, was found not
| Prayer for judgment continued
j until next August in the case charging
Clara Ann Staton with violating the
liquor law*.
i Cleo Land was ordered to the
roads for days or pay costs in the
case charging him with violating the
liquor laws.
The old case charging Charles
Owens with reckless driving was nol
W. I. Edmondson was ordered to
pay amount of check an*d costs in the
case charging him with passing a
worthless check.
Judgment was suspended in the case
charging Roosevelt Wilson with lar
ceny and receiving. John Hopkins was
sentenced to the roads for 90 days
when the court found him guilty of
larceny and receiving.
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Presbyterian Services In
The County for Sunday
Sunday, April 10th, 1932:
j Church School at 10 a. in.
j Worship service and sermon at llrlS
n. m. .*
Bear Grass
Church school at 9:30 a. in.
Worship service and sermon at 7:45
p. m.
Roberson'a Chapel
Church school at 3 p. m.
Worship service and communion
The Master is at each of these serv
ices and He asketh for thee.
Liberson Triplets Visitors
Here Yesterday Afternoon
.Little Mioses Frances, Fern, and
Faith Lieberson, the three-year-old
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. G. Libera
son, of Hollywood, Calif., wert charm
ing visitors here yesterday afternoon.
Two of the bright, beautiful and lively
triplets weigh 34 pounds each, the third
weighing 36 pounds.
They were accompanied here by
their parents, who are spending some
time in Plymouth with Mr*. Lieber
*on'» parent*, Mr. and Mr*. George W.
Hardiion. Yesterday wa* the chil
dren'* third birthday anniversary.
3,000 HERE FOR
New Car Gets Favorable
Comment During Two-
Day Showing Here
A very, successful showing of the/
new V-8 Ford and . improved Ford
j truck was reported here yesterday and
today, when nearly 3,000 people visit
ed the showrooms of the Williamston
Motor Company to see (lie wonder
"And how do you like it?" was a
common question during the showing.
"All right," was the general answer,
and'the Ford representative would ex
plain the various features of the ma
chine. With a change in the springs
arrangement ami the removal of the
Has tank from the front -to the rear,
the car takes on a different appear
ance and created much comment. Ap-,
parently every one seeing the car here
liked the changes, ,referring to the
engine as one used in high-priced ay
toniobiles. ;
| A Tudor sedan was on display late
Wednesday night and all day yester
(lay, the company sending a sport
coupe here today. The improved Ford
truck was thoroughly inspected along
lwith the cars by the throngs visiting
the showroom.
I Shipments of stock cars to dealers
everywhere are expected within the
• next few days, Mr. Grwn, manager-of
the local company, said this morning.
Elder O. W. Dowd Will
Preach Here Next Sunday
C. T. Rogers, pastor.
I Sunday school, a. in. . •
| Preaching, 11 a. m. and 8 p„ m.
4 Epworth League, Monday, 8 p.* m.
| Kpworth Juniors, Tuesday, 3:30.
| Mid-week service, Wednesday, 8.
I Presiding Elder O. W. Dowd will
preach at the >ll O'clock service. He is
a strong clear thinker, and you will
enjoy hearing him. 'Come out' and
meet with us.
| Ihe second quarterly conference will
meet after the 11 o'clock service. Mem
bers of the Holly Springs church will
'all take notice of this service.
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Locai Presbyterians Win
Prize at Ahoskie Meeting
I Willi*mston was awarded the attend
i ance banner for the best attendance
jby miles for young, (tropic's fonfer-j
ences of Albemarle Presbytery during
the year, leading New Hern by. only
a small margin, according to a report
at the one-day conference jn Ahtiskie 1
recently. From all parts of the, pres
bytery there were 137 persons in at
. tendance. .
I Prospects were said to be bright for
I the holding of the five-day summer
(conference at Neuse Forest near New
j Bern.
' Dr. C. J. Sawyer Planning
Tonsil Clinic in Wfadsor
Realizing the need is an urgent one
and that none will be held by the State
in this' section this year, Dr. C. J.
Sawyer, Windsor eye, ear, nose and
throat specialist, is making arrange
ments to conduct a clinic in the Emer
gency hospital, Windsor, beginning
April 18, he announced yesterday.
Nominal fees will be charged for the
services, and it is believed that many
Martin County people will visit the
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Every Man, Woman And
Child Uurged To Take
An Active Part
• No definite program -will be follow
ed, but every man, woman, and child,
white and colored, is being asked to
join in the clean up and-paint-up cam
paign here-next week, Mrs. A. K. Dun
ning, 'chairman of the Woman's Club
civic committee, said yesterday. Mrs.
Dunning was optimistic xtr-to the, suc
cessful outcome of the i&ovement next
week, adding that a nearly 100 tjer
cent support had been pledged by the
people of the town.
1 movement is under way
- here and there over town, and before
I next week is spent a thorough 'raking'
!of unsightly scenes is anticipated.
Every one is asked to do some task
that will give momentum to'the tin'
dertaking, a direct appeal having been
directed to both the white and col
ored school children, urging them to
take jur active part and remember that
cleanliness is next to godliness,
i Mayor R. L. Coburn has issued a
proclamation in connection with the
campaign, ami the town forces will
cooperate to the fullest in aiding the
success 'of the movement Individual -
J trash piles will be removed as soon as
' possibly following t a call to the munici
pal water plant, street department head
j quarters.
rhe undertaking is one- that a'very
one can take part in; for there is no
unnecessary burden to result in join
ing the ranks of those Who are
I ing for a cleaner, healthier, and more -
■ beautiful place in which to live.
1 Unemployed labor is said to be.
clamoring for work. Next week will
be an ideal time to give some one a
job, aiding tlie worker and at the
same time furthering the clean-up and
paint-Up movement. Mire one of the
1 unemployed now;' see your painter a
bout handling that little or big job tha, ft
will add value and attractiveness to
your premises.
i A clean up campaign is a good
spring tonic. 1 It is most timely, and
|it is good business. It is also in keep
with Governor Gardner's Livc-at-
I Hume program, h is timely in that
! every well-ordered town as well' as
j ewr.y well-ordered' home should have
| a regular clean up spell iii, tike spring,
i It is good business in that, if it is,
j properly conducted, it w ill put many
| idle men to work; it will bring abftut
; a number of civic improvements which
will tend to produce better health con
ditions, safer, and happier homes, and
a mure self-respecting and contented
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| Convention For The First
I Congressional District to
Be Held Tomorrow
Republicans from fourteen counties
will hold thetr First rt'ongressional
District convention in the courthouse
here, tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock
with Chairman M. B. Prcscott, of
Ayderr, in charge. .The convention
( will name two delegate? to the Nat
| ional Republican Convention to be
J held in Chicago next June, and four
■ members to the State -Executive Cob
' mittee from this district will be select
ed. , The usual re-organization of the
committee will be effected, District
Attorney Wheeler Martin said here
this morning.
'Representatives from Dare, Curri
tuck, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquim'-
aiVs,' ~CKS Wan, TTa tes, ITertford, Tyr
-1 rell, Washington, Martin, Pitt, Beau
fort and Hyde - Counties, comprising
I the district, are expected here for the
| meeting, Mr. Martin said.
Sunday Services At The
i Christian Church Here
m -
j Bible school and preaching at the
' regular hours. Only the Sunday eve
ning service will be at 8 o'clock in
. stead of 7:30 as heretofore. Chris
tian Endeavor at 7 p. m. Special mu
sic at both services. A fine worship
ful atmosphere, and a warm welcome
and brotherly fellowship. The pastor
will preach Sunday morning at 11 o'-
clock >u "God's Message for Our
J Day.'" At the evening the
sermon will be, "How God Open* the
' Sinner's Heart." These message* are
, timely for saint and sinner. Take the
family out. It is Second Sunday, and
remember it is preaching Sunday at
the Christian Church in Willknuton.
Come out from the highway* and
hedges. A warm welcome awaits you.
A friendly church with a wholMome
message. If it helps you tell u* about
We_aj>pra*i§|e being b«fefui.>ub
] lie cordially invited.

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