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VOLUME XXXV-!-NUMBER 14
_ 90 CASES ON CIVIL
DOCKET APRIL
TERM OF COURT
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Edgar Johnson and Andrew
Clark Suits Among the
Cases on Calendar
Ninety cases appear on the calendar
for trial at the two-weeks term of civil
court beginning here next Mon
day with Judge Clayton Moore on the
bench. / Many of the cases thereon
were scheduled for trial at the last
term of mixed court, they re-appear
ing when that term failed to clear only
a few case* from the docket.
Power Company against Dicus, the
case occupying the top rung on the
calendar, is up again, and right next
to it is Truitt Corporation against
Downs, apparently permanent fixtures
in the court and the lawyers' hands.
It is almost certain that the court
will leave uncalled at least half and
probably two-thirds of the cases
Two large suits, Clark suing Bon
ner for $20,000 and Johnsoify suing
HcJffler Company for $25,004 are
for trial Thursday, April
28, but it is doubtful, very doubtful,
if the court. gets to them before the
• two weeks term is spent. Other cases
appearing on the calendar arc of lif,
\ tie consequence, it is believed. They
Nbllow: J ■
lifonday, April 18—Oil Company
against Stalls; Davenport et al against
Davenport et al; Davenport et al-a
gainst Davenport et al; and five cases
of Smithwick against Holliday et al.
Tuesday, April 19: Smithwick vs.
Walter* rt yl; Staton vi. Long: Bunt
ing vs. Craft; Motors Corporation vs.
Godard et al; Peel Motor Co. vs. Dav
enport (2 cases); Wynn vs. Andrews
et al; Salsbury vs. Johnson et al; Bank
vs. Sherrod; Respass vs. James; Gard
ner vs. Hopkins et al.
Wednesday, April 20: Salsbury vs.
Peel; Bank vs. Bunting; Paton vs.
Mason and Bank; Taylor vs. Gurganus
et al; Colt and Company vs. Mizelle
et al (2 cases); Salsbury vs. Daniel
et al; Harrison Bros. vs. Hopkins;
Taylor vs. Street; Chemical Company
vs. Vanderford; Harrison and Com
pany vs. Hopkins; Credit Corporation
vs. Gurkin.
Thursday, April 21: Fertilizer Com
pany vs. Barnhill et al; Roberson vs.
Hardison; Hampton vs. Modlin; Bank
vs. Cowen et al; Chemical Company
v». Keel; Chemical Company vs. Hol
liday; Bank vs. Roebuck et al; Peel
vs. Taylor et al; Matthews vs. Bell.
Monday, April 25: Corporation Com
mission vs. Hines et al Corporation
Commission vs. Harrell et al; Jenkins
vs. Odd Fellows;' Carson vs. Taylor
Jones vs. Nichols; Spruill vs. Nichols;
Everett vs. Higdon et al; Peel vs.
Fire insurance company; Salsbury vs.
Baugh and Sons; Williams vs. Odd
Fellows.
Tuesday. April 26: Edmondson vs.
Griffin, Insurance Company vs. Ever
ett Estate; Dunning vs. Hadley; Grif
fin vs. Anderson et al; Martin vs. Barn
hill; Padgett vs. Wallace; Everett vs.
, Decs; Skinner and Company vs. Car
olina Lines; Fertilizer Company vs.
Anthony; Fertilizer Company vs. Sutr
ton.
Wednesday, April 27: Woolard et al
vs. Chamber Commerce; Fertilizer
Company vs. Adams; Cotton Oil Com
pany vs. Hyman et al; Critcher vs.
Coppersmith and Jones; Fertilizer
Company vs. Morris; Fertilizer Com
pany vs. Riddick et al; Bank vs. Clark
Bank vs. Bellflower; Smith and Com-|
" pany vs. Merry; Royster Company vs.
Martin et al; Donaldson vs. Burketr
et al.
Thursday, April 28: Rhodes and
Company vs. Gurganus et al; Harri
son vs. Bryant; Courtney vs. Hawkins;'
Guano Company vs. Hux et al; Carson
va. Roberson; Casket Company vs. j
Hoggard; Hadley vs. Hadley et al;
khodes and Company vs. Haislip; Fer
tilizer Company vs. S. J. Worthington
et als; Fertilizer Company vs. Nor
dan et als; Fertilizer Company va. J.
G. Dixon et als; Fertilizer Company
vs. Moore et als.
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Curb Market Prices for - ]
Saturday Are Announced
By Miaa LORA B. SLEEPER
'Flowers of various varieties were
sold on the curb market here for the
first time this year last week. They|
were inexpensive and gave the market I
a cheerful appearance. We are hop
ing to have more buyers of flowers
this week and the same variety, if not
better, to select from. A partial list
of prices follow:
Eggs, 12 cents dozen; cream, 25c
pint; collards, 3 pounds sc; turnips,
Sc bunch; spring onions 5c bunch; kale
5c pound; (Special) sweet potatoes, 10
pounds 15c; (Special) irish potatoes,
10 pounds 12c.
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Regular Services at Locil
Methodist Qhurch Sunday
Rev. C. T. Rogers, pastor of the
local Methodist charch, announced to
day that the regular program of serv
ices will prevail at that church Sun
day and throughout next week.
THE ENTERPRISE
; Large Gathering Is Here For
Texaco Meet Thursday Night
G. H. HARRISON
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One of the partners In the firm
of Harrison Oil Co., Texaco dis
tributora, which was hoat to about
150 dealera and invited guests at
a banquet here laat night, when
Texaco "Fire Chief" gasoline was
announced.
BUGS, FLIES AND
BLUE MOLD NOW
EXACTING TOLL
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However, Plants Have De
veloped Rapidly in Past
Few Days
Other than favorable weather dur
ing February, this season has been un
usually adverse to tobacco plant beds,
according to reports coming from var
ious sections. Freezing weather killed
many plants in March and wind storms
tore the canvas from the beds and cov
ered the plants with sand. And now
the flea bugs, flies, and blue mold are
, threatening the complete destruction
of the remaining beds.
| Plants have developed to a remark
able extent during the past few days,
, and if the blue mold does not destroy
them, there will be no great shortage
when transplanting time arrives, Coun
ty Agent T. B. Brandon believes.
, I There are some farmers who, have no
'plants at all, Lift others have more than
i 'enough for their needs, the agent said.
No of the deadly blue
jmold disease have been reported in
Tthis county, as far as rt icould be
'learned today, but many farmers are
i already spraying their plants with the
, Bordeaux mixture as a precautionary
measury. It is understood that spray
, ing is useless after the mold once set
■ ties on the plants, and to injure the
plants protection against the disease
I they should be sprayed with the Bor-;
• deaux mixture about every four days.
• Wet or even damp weather is an aid
, to the disease, as it is said that the
' mold spreads more rapidly and is
• more deadly under that condition.
: ing up the plots in many cases.
-| Believing the disease was in his plant
. bed, B. R. Manning, Griffins Town
t. ship farmer, .sent a few'plants to the
experimeut station in Raieigh for in
1. spection. The experts there stated
1 they were satisfied it was not the blue
1 mold, but they could not identify the
i disease that was attacking the plants,
j The ilea bugs, flies, and other insects
' are giving Martin County farmers
■, much concern just at this time, and
' much spraying has been done to con
■ trol them. The best poisoning prep
aration advanced so far is one-quarter
' pound of paris green and one and one
quarter pounds of arsenate of lead
| mixed with 50 gallons of water. That
I amount is sufficient to effectively spray
f 1 about 800 yards of plant bed, and the
poisons mentioned should not be sub-/
stituted, according to Agent Brandon.
: Spraying once each week is enough 'to
• insure protection from the insects, it
r is said.
t The flea bug eats a hole through the
. leaf from the top, and often devours
i the bud while the plant is in the bed.
t In the field, he attacks the leaf from
t the bottom.
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: Program of Services
At Baptist Church
' "Christianity's Undiscovered Coun
■ try" will be the sermon subject at the
Memorial Baptist church Sunday morn
ing.
At the evening hour, 8 o'clock, there
' will be a song service—some of the
jgreif favorite hymns of . the church and
people. Several of these aongs
-. will be used, accompanied by brief and
- interesting sketches of their histories.
•[ WilGam Cook «tlt (Ing a sot 6 "*r
this service.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, April 15,1932
| NEW 'FIRE CHIEF'
GAS INTRODUCED
TO 150 DEALERS
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Enjoyable Affair Staged at
i Woman's Club Hall By
Local Distributors
j It's here! Texaco officials making!
startling announcements here last
night in the Woman's, Club Hall when
| they told 150 Texaco dealers about a
| new gasoline, "Fire Chief." and the!
'elaborate program planned all over the!
I'njted States during the next 45 days. |
j The meeting here was an enjoyable
affair the visitors coming from j
j Bertie and all parts of Martin Coun
ty to share"the gracious hospitality pf
!George and Gus Harrison, the oil boy's,
j "I did not come up here to eat, and,
lin fart, 1 can't eat much," Mr Charlie
iT. Roberson, popular dealer in the ]
I Farm Life section, said just lx-fore the
meeting. But Mr, I'hnrlie did eat, and
Iso did every one else, many partaking
i too freely of the delicious hrunswick
'stew, barbecue, slaw, Coca-Colas, ci
gars and cigarettes. Toastmaster
Charles A. Harrison and his "hot" 10-
piece orchestra could hardly detract
attention from the food, but Mr. Gus'
introductions and the shrill notes did
■ slow the eating process and no one
choked. ,
Short Speeches ——■ —
r] The Texaco folks were welcomed
by Mayor Coburn, and W. ,C- Man
'ning, Bill Spivey, J. E. King, C. G.
1 jCrockett, and P. B Cone made little
i impromptu speeches, the doctor offer
■ ing his remarks after a poetical fash
ion, or something. Hut Mr. Spivey
(never would tell the joke originating
in Hyde County.
After a short review of the Texas
Company operating magnitude, partic
ularly in this section, where there are
'employed or connected with the com-
I pany around 16,000 people and an an
nual pay roll of over $4,000,000, Mr.
MilVs Clark, of Elizabeth- City, intro- j
jduced Mr. Pannill, of the Norfolk of- i
, jfice, And it was Mr, Pannill who
ibroke the news of the evening center
ing on a new Texaco gasoline, "Fire
j Chief," and the addition of a new oil.
It was explained -that the new oil
I was added to the company's list to
meet the demands of motorists who
insist on using a premium oil.
"Fire Chief" Gasoline
"Texacp' Fire Chief," introduced to
motorists all over the country today,
Mr. Pannill said, is the most'power
' ful on the market. First developed
fur fire engines and used for racing,
1 it is now being offered to the
at no extra price. "There is nothing
like it," said Mr. Pannill, "for snap,
i dash and action." There is Touch and
Go in every drop. It- is the most
powerful gasoline you can buy any
where. The Texas Company is spar
; ing no money or effort in calling the
attention of the world to this remark
• able gasoline. The. Texaco station op
erator who gets busy, who cooperates
. in this drive, who spreads the good
' news about .this gasoline is
' bound to benefit greatly as a result
of his activity;"
Mr. Pannill's talk was received with
1 the closest of attention and there was
" no question but that everybody was
: I keenly interested in what he had to
" say. Not only the Texaco people, but
the outside guests as well were keenly
interested in what was said about the
: new gasoline.
Out-of-Town Guests
Among those who attended the
'meeting from out of town were. C. D.
'iCarraway, W. M. Kittrell, Lee House,
j Clayton House, John Henry Edwards,
iE. B Van Nortwick, Wiley Burras
Rogeirson, Pat Rogerson, OUie Roger-;
son, D. A- Brown, Alton Grimes, C.
M. Hurst, Walter Roberson, Ernest
I (ollrain, Brodie Roebuck, J. H. Roe
ibuck, all of Robersonville; A. J. Yates,
Powell, George Lewis Msrdre,
j John Gatling, K. S. Mitchell, Louis
' I Thompson, Roy Thompson,,**- Gilbert
Rhodes, Dancey Cale, Ira Mizelle, H.
1 T. Harden, E. A. Smith, A. B. Out
law, Lee Brewej - , C. J. Rhea, G.' H.
Hoggard, W. L. Williford, M. L.
1 White, F. B. Cowand, W. S. SpruM,
"iD. C. Bryant, Walter Butler, C. J.
1 Rhea, jr., L. P. Hayes, and Duke Per
ry, all of Windsor, N. C.; R. J. Mitch
ell, W. R. Cobb, C. M. Minton, and
S. R. Minton, of Merry Hill; J. G.
| Mitchell, Askewville; Mark Chesson,
(George Harris, W. H. Wynne, Olan
- der Harrison, J. A. Ausborn, R. O.
Martin, H. G. Griffin, Charlie Daven-
I'port, W. O. Hamilton, C. T. Rob-
I erson, W. T. Roberson, Gabe Rober
tson, B. R. Manning, Steve Manning,
:'lra Griffin, W. A. Brown, A. B.
I j Ayers, Rossell Rogers, . Ervin Rogers,.
II Dewey Leggett, Hubert Harris, Ar-
I thur Harrison, H. D. Harrison, H. G.
. \ Harrison, J. B. Barnhill, Alonza Al
l' lea, J. 'L-. Crdcm, ,H. S. Johnson, E.
|H. Roberson, G. W. Hoell, V. G. Tay
f C. A. HARRISON 1
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"Mr. Gus' was toastmaster at
the Texaco banquet at the Wo- |
man's Club hall here last night,
and he demonstrated that he
knows something besides oil by
hi* clever presentation of the fea
tures on the program. (
FARM LOANS ARE
BEING RECEIVED
51 Checks, Amounting to
$8,270 Forwarded Here
Yesterday
.Fifty-one United States Government
seed and feed loan checks, amounting .
to $8,270, were received here yester- '
day anij have been forawrded to the 
borrowers by Register of Deeds J.
Sain Getsinger. Sixteen more checks
were received today, and as soon as i
| they can be cleared at the courthouse j
jthcy will ,be mailed to the borrowers.
Each loan has to be cheVked and
whetfe prior liens wfere given, the 
checks are being held up. Two of the I
51 received yesterday were held up, 1
| the others going in the mails tjiis
morning.
Applicants will receive their checks i
soon as they are aproved, and it I
will he of much help to those handling '
the work if the borrowers will await '
their turns. Sonie of the applications
are now before the local coiiimittee
and it will lie two weeks 01 more he- |
fore answers can he expected.
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Meeting of Veterans To Be I
Held Here Monday Night 1
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j World War Veterans of this coun
ty are scheduled to hold a meeting in |
the courthouse here next' Monday '
night at 8:30 o'clock,■: tlie announce- '
ment describing the meeting as a very j
important one. It is understood that
the bonus question will he discussed,
and that State Commander Henry C.
Bourne, of Tarboro, is planning to be
here. ~
j A petition for the passage of the
bonus bill has been circulated hete, 1
and only two vets refused to sign their 1
names to it. Aclording to reports,
veterans nbt' in good standing are
barred from voting, and the meeting
is expected to center its discussion a
round that fact.
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School Girl Badly Hurt
When Struck by Auto
Carrie Dell Cherry, 13-year-old
school girl living near here, was bad
ly hurt yesterday mprning when s*ie
was struck by' a car driven by Mr. M.
J. Norton; of this place. She suffered
a bad tut on her chiiv and bodily
bruises. ,
Waiting for the early scho#l> ''bliV,' '
the girl was playing beside the road
at Holly Springs church with other
children, A truck passed and she
darted into the road just behind it
Jand into tltfe path of the Norton car,
making it impossible for the driver
to miss her.
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lor, Tom Rogers, W. L. Taylor, God
|ard Brothers, B. L. Gardner, • Joshua
L. Coltrain, Jim Beachant, I.eland Rob
ersoo, Robert Moore, A. L. Mizelle,
John A. Griffin, J. H. Knox, Julius
| Whitfield, D. W. .Etheridge, W. S.
Pritchard, Lucian Pefcl, Charlie Col
-1 train, E. C. Edmondson, Lowry
| Croom, Harry Roberson, Henry John
'so.n, jr., Clifton Powell, Elmer Par-.
| fisher. Eli Edmondaon,
| Brothers, Joseph Barnhill, Charlie
Griffin, Charlie B. Stalls, all of Mar
gin County; »nd M. U Clark, D. L.
'Sylvester, R. D. Davis, A. D. Crop-'
sey, J. K. Pannill, J.. t". Sanderson,
jr., of Elizabeth City and Norfolk; J.
W.-Martin, of Tarboro; J. D. Woolard
of Goldsboro.
DOZEN CASES ARE
TRIED TUESDAY
BY JUDGE BAILEY
| Large Crowd Gathers To
j Hear Trials; No Session
For Two Weeks-'
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| Calling a dozen cases, the recorder's \
court ift its session her* last Tuesday '
had the appearance of a regular super- I
ior court term. The crowds were here '
to offer testimony or hear the dozen 1
cases tried, and substantial sentences !
were meted out* by Judge J. W.I
I Bailey. The court will suspend its ses- |
jsions for two weeks, giving over to!
the civil convening here 1
next Monday. l^
Cases called Tuesday .include the i
following:
C barged with reckless driving and ]
an assault' with a deadly weapon, John j
Hadley was found not guilty on the
second count, Judge Bailey suspend
ing sentence when the defendant was
adjudged guilty on the reckless-driving
charge.
Judgment was suspended upon the
payment of the cost in the case charg-1
ing Henry Nicholson with violating
the liquor laws.
Adjudged guilty in the case charg
ing him with larceny and receiving, j.
Henry Strickland Was sentenced to the
roads for a term of seven months. , J n |
a second case, charging him with op
erating a car with improper licenses,
Strickland was sentenced to the roads
for 30 days, the sentence to run con- '
concurrently with the first. Judgment
was suspended in the case charging ,
him with violating, the liquor laws..
He was picked up-at a square dance
here a few days ago when he had a
small quantity of liquor on his per- j
son. |
The case charging Dan Smith with
passing a worthless check was heard !
and continued until June 7, the defend- 1
ant pleading not guilty. i (
William Taylor was sentenced to
jail for a period of 30 days when he '
was adjudged guilty of disorderly con- ,
duct. ,
William Jones was found not guilty 1
in the case charging him with an as-, 1
sault with a deadly weapon. |'
Wesley Baker was sentenced to the '
roads for a period of five months '
when he was found guilty of being
drunk and disorderly and transporting
liquor. Pig Crawford, facing similar |
charges, was found not guilty. j
; James Aaron Sheppard drew the
heaviest sentence of the day, 15 months
on t*e roads, when he was adjudged
guilty of an assault with a deadly
weapon and carrying a concealed
weapon.
Charged with an assault, Bernice
Brown pleaded guilty to a simple tres- ,
pass charge, the court suspending the
sentence upon the payment of the
cost. . i ,
I George Wright was sentenced loathe
roads /or a period of six months for
violation of the liquor laws.
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STANDARD TESTS'
GIVEN CHILDREN
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2,500 in Primary and Gram-1
mar Grades Are Given
Tests This Week
. Around 2,500 primary and grammar |
grade children are taking standard j
achievement tests in the Martin Conn-1
ty schools this week, it -was learned j
from the office of the superintendent
here yesterday. These tfsts, Miss
Devers, of the State Board of Edu-L
: ration, explained, are valuable in
sifying the children, determining any
J subjects that they might be weak in
and those they might be advanced in.
They do not determine the promotion,
hut the tests are of a marked aid in 
determining the child's ability 4n the
tests are of a marked aid in deterriiin
ing the child's ability in the various
school subjects he or she might be
taking.
' Several •tcachpjy front the various
#shools were here last Wednesday aft
ernoon for instructions in giving the
tests, and while some of the ftchools
have completed the tests already, a,
few .will not complete the work before
next week, it is understood.
Tax Collections
Well in County
County tax collections are being
made rapidly now, states a report
coming from the sheriff's office
this week. With only a few more
daye of (race left before the lists
will be prepared and published in
accordance with the law, proper
ty owners are making last efforts
to settle their accounts, .the sher
iff said. Considering present con
ditions and everything in general,
the list of delinquents this year
• will not be proportionately larger
than it was but year, the sheriff
believes. - *
Property L
County Is Very Slow
i( POLITICS l]
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| No new developments in county
i politics have taken place during
I the past few days, other than the
j candidacies of S. R. Biggs for the
nomination as coroner of the coun
j ty, H. C. Green and J. E. Pope
j for county commissioners. The
filing period for county offices ends
I the 20th of next month, giving of- j
I fice aspirants a little over a month
I to file their announcements.
I A contest for a place on the
| Martin County Board of Educa
i tion was rumored in the making
| this week, but no definite develop
[ ments had taken place up until to
• day, as far as it could be learned
,here.
[MRS. ELIZABETH
SIMPSON DIED !
i HERE TUESDAY
Was Last Member of One
Of County's Leading
Families
I Mrs. Elizabeth Barley Simpson, the j
last member of one of Martin's promt
nent families, died at her home here i
on Main Street at 11:30 last Tuesday j
'night, following a long illness of j
rheumatism or neuritis. She had been j
!confined to her home for several years)
I and speivt the past few months in bed.
The daughter of the late Lycurg'us !
l„. Clements and wife, Helen Bagley
Clements,- Mrs. Simpson was born in j
( Hamilton April 11, 1858, making her |
74 years old last Monday. Her an-|
'cestors were among the early settlers !
in this section, and her grandfather,
ll). W. U.agley, was for a long number j
of years the leading business man of
the town. He owned the property
I where she had lived virtually all her
life.
I lltr father, Captain Clements, was,
taken prisoner of war at Ifatteras and 1
was held in New York during the Civil j
War. While confined to a dark and !
| damp rooom in the Federal prison, he '
contracted a disease from which he (
never recovered While in prison
there his Yankee friends supplied him
with a chair and a table. Later they
effected an exchange and sent him
[home with the chair''and table „whidi
are now heirlooms of the family.
J In 1900 she was married to John 1).
Simpson, w(lii> preceded her to the
grave several years ago. She leaves j
only a few relatives, among whom are
two cousins, RrOrftagtcy, of Moyoctc,|
'and E. Bagley, of Greensboro. Her
I only brother, Walter W. Clements.l
'died a number of years in Texas ,
| For sixty years, Mrs. Simpson,was I
a communicant of the Methodist J
church,, always remaining faithful and
i willing in its service as long as her
'health permitted.
! Funeral services were held from the
i home Wednesday morning at 11 of-1
jclock. Burial followed in the local j
cemetery with'Rev.'C. T. Rogers, pas-!
tor of the Methodist church here, con-j
ducting the Hast rites, assisted by the
j Revs; C. H. Dickey, and Z. T. Ptep-;
j.hoff, of the Baptist and Presbyterian
| churches, respectively. t
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I Mts. Mary Elizabeth Roach
Dies At Home of Her Son
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Roach, 64 years
old, died at the home of her son, W,
If. Daniel, near Hamilton-, last Mon- {
day night of pneumonia. She had been
sick only a short time.
I Mrs. Roach moved to this county
] with her son about one year ago and
I made her hofne on the Waldo farm, I
near Hamilton. ,
Funeral services were held in the
Cypress Chapel, Va., Church Wednes
day afternoon, and burial was in the.
cemetery there.
, Two sons, (". Daniel, of Ports
mouth, and W. H. Daniel, of this
I county, stirvive. .
I Realizing that the sale of prop
erty can not be postponed and that
the delinquent* will be advert!aed
in accordance with the law early
next month, property owners are
now making settlements on the in
stallment plan, Sheriff C. B. Roe
buck saying yesterday that more
partial payments have bean made
so far thia month than at any
time since he haa had the taak.
With one or two exceptions, the
several townships are proportion
ately equal in the- payment of
" taxes. . ■ *
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Paper Aa It. Carriaa the Data
Whan Your Subscription Expires
ESTABLISHED 1898
RUSH EXPECTED
AT LAST MINUTE
IN ALL SECTIONS
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Personal Property Values
Said To Be Much Lower
Thar Last Year
£rly reports iroin property list
s indicate that lew people have
I their properties for taxation in
this county, several of the list-takers
Stating that the work is progressing
slower than they had ever known be
| fort'. Halt of the listing period is over
| today, and only a few dozen people
j have listed, it is- understood. Although
j the work will increase gradually from
I now •on, it now looks as if last-minute
j listing and big rushes will be experi
enced during the last two or three
' days of the month. y-
j Personal property values are said to
he tumbling to new low' levels in one
i or two districts, the increased amount
of provisions failing to offset the de
preciation losses. A report carried in
the Robersonville Herald this week
quotes List-Taker J B. Rawls as say
ing that garly listing points to a de- •
Crease of one-third in property values
'there. like, Herald quotes Mr. Rawls
as follows:
j "Even though the work ha, hardly
| started, Mr. Rawls says that early in
dications point to a marked'decrease
jin personal property values this year..
Depreciation of every Item is recorded,
j and it wifl lower the total values by
| at least one-third, he believes. Sol
vent credits will" show a larger per
centage drop than that, he .continued.
|Of course, these estimates are likely
to show a change when the number of
I property owners listing increases."
| Sitting at 'the Farmers Supply Com
pany here, Mr. R. T. Griffin • reports
lair-size listing for the first two days,
hut even then he believes there will
he a last-minutes rush. Mo marked
drop has resulted here in the personal
I property valuations; however, the num
her tif new cars is so small that a loss
ill values is inevitable.
Mr. George Griffin, out in Griffins,
I also reports inactivity in the listing '
work for that district. Beginning next
1 I uesday, Mr. Griffin will sit at Farm
Life. Thursday,' the 21st, he will be
at LHley's Hall, Friday at Griffin's
Sehoolhou.se and Saturday from 1 to
(« at Manning's store in that district.
I •
FIREMEN MEET
IN PLYMOUTH
I V ""■ '» —j—
Nearly 200 Firemen of East
Carolina Attend; Fish
Fry Is Feature
I Volunteer firemen from 16 towns
from all over eastern North Carolina
attended the regular quarterly meet
ing of their organization in Plymouth
! last Tuesday evening. Nearly 200 vis
-1 itors were present, enjoying a boat
i trip to the Hampton fisheries' on thfr'
Roanoke and a fisli fry and rock inud
! die.
[ The Plymouth company, one of the
j most active in the association, had
made elaborate arrangements to care
for the guests, and the meal was m\ich ».
enjoyed. ,
Sherwood Brockwell, State fire
marshal!, made the principal address,
pointing o.ut that the present is a crit
ical time for fire companies through
out the State and country. lie point
ed out the vast saving effected through
the work of the firemen, that they
were deserving of a ready support on
the part of every citizen.
Robersonville invited, the organiza
j tion for the next meeting which will
be held there in Oetober, the July ses
sion hating been called off. r= ~
TRUCK CRASHES
ON RIVER BRIDGE
Eight Concrete Pillars Are
Torn From Guard Rail
Early Yesterday
Fight concrete pillars were mowed
'l down and two others on the Roanoke
River bridge here were cracked early
yesterday morning when one of Scales
and Kittrell'g trucks tore into the
guard railing. Apparently dozing at
the time, the .driver of the big truck,
p'hich was loaded with seven tons of
fertilizer, let the machine and trailer
take their course. The truck cleared
the corner post on the left side of the
road as it ran on to the bridge on'the
Bertie side coming this way.
One wheel was smashed and two
tires were blown out, but the truck
and its cargo held to the bridge. No
one was injured, but it was several
hours later before workmen could re
move the truck and its load.
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