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VOLUME XXXV—NUMBER 18
136 SEED LOANS
MADE IN MARTIN
COUNTY TO DATE
139 Applications Are Now
Pending Approval In
Washington City
Thirty more checks, borrowed from
the Federal seed and feed fund, were
being mailed from the office of the reg
ister of deeds here today, bringing the
total received to 136, and represent
ing a total amount of $23,565.* Ap
proximately 275 applications have been
mad* by farmers in this county for
the government loans, 8 or 10 having
been filed sirice- last Tuesday. Nearly
all the applications have been exam
ined and approved by the local com
mittee, Messrs. S. C. * Griffin, C. D.
Carstarphen, and W. C. Manning. Mr.
Claudius Dockery, government repre
sentative, is checking the loans as fast
as he can, and it is hoped that all
checks will have been received in the
county by the middle of next month
or a few days thereafter.
Tomorrow is the last day for filing
loan applications, but it is believed
that the borrowing is about over.
The government fund, $50,000,000,
has been exhausted, it was learned yes
terday, but additional loans are being
made, the last reports stating that
more than $51,000,000 had been lent
to the farmers of the country.
Many of the loans received in this
county have been reduced by the of
ficials in Washington, and it is be
lieved thit* the heavy demand for
money was the main cause for many
of the reductions.
FINALS PROGRAM
IS OUTLINED FOR
OAK CITY SCHOOL
Last of Closing Exercises
Will Be Held There
Next Friday Night
Oak City (Special).—The annual
commencement sermon for the Oak
City High School will be preached
Sunday night by Mr. R. L. Smith,
Baptist minister of the Hamilton
church. The aervices will be held in
the school auditorium at 8 p. m.
On Wednesday evening, May 4, the
pupils of the primary department, un
der the direction of Misses Tew, Mal
lard and Newton, will give an oper
etta, entitled "A Day in Flowerdom."
The grammar grades will present on
the same evening "On the Road to
Moonlight Town," directed by Misses
Woodward, Holloway, and Pittman.
On Thursday evening the seventh
grade will present a playlet entitled
"Gradatim," and seventh grade certifi
cates will be presented. The latter
part of this program will be given by
|he seniors presenting a play of stunts
entitled, "The Rejuvenation of Uncle
Hi."
On Friday evening the graduating
exercises, the commencement address
by Dr. I. M. Mercer, of the Depart
ment of the Bible of Meredith College,
and presentation of diploma* by Sup
erintendent J. C. Manning will fea
ture the evening'* program.
The member* of the graduating class
are a* follows, and their yearly aver
age*: Thelma Haitlip, valedictorian,
92 l-4j Ruth Fear*on, salutatorian, 91
3-4; Olive Tyson, Naomi Harrell, Dor
othy Hine*. and Hazel Davi*, 91; Mary
Punri*, 86; Benjamin Wor*ley, 84;
Bogue Slade, 81; Edwin Deal, 80;
Hannibal Purvi*, 79; Donald Hyman,
76; Woodrow Tyson, William Daven
port, Fred Barrett, and Hackney High,
75. The claas mascot i* Bobbie House.
Usher* a* follow*: Avril Woodley, El
wood Bennett, Che**ie Piland, Fran
cis W«rstejr. 1 -
Judge Bailey Announces
tor Solicitor County Court
Judge J. W. Bailey announced to
day that he will not »eek re-election as
Judge of the Recorder's Court, but
that he will be a candidate for the of
fice of solicitor of the court, the
judge'* announcement being the sec
ond, develops another contest in Mar
tin's politics.
The Recorder'* Court, having both
civil and criminal jurisdiction, the
judge of the court it unable to accept
employment in any case not originat
ing in the superior court where as the
datiei of solicitor do not conflict with
general civil practice nor with crim
inal practice in certain cases, which
the present judge, no doubt, consider
ed in making his announcement to
day.
Honor Pupil's Name Left
Off Roll Through Error
♦.
Reporting the local school honor roll
lasT Ticsday, the name of Tlarina
Hines, eleventh grade pupil, was left
out through error. The honor is more
distinctive, since she was the only one
inlier gride to meet the requirements,
and her aaase is gladly carried here.
THE ENTERPRISE
Blue Mold Now
Practically All
Of County Toba
A. COREY
■ Hr
According to information re
ceived here this morning, Mr.
Corey is planning to announce for
the State Senate within the next
day or two.
CHURCH PAVING
ASSESSMENTS IS
MOOT QUESTION
Question Is Scheduled For
Discussion at Meeting of
Board Monday Night
Whether the local town commission
ers will relieve the various churches of
the town of paying paving assessments
is scheduled as one of the most im
portant questions faring that body
when they meet next Monday night.
It is also understood that the local
masonic lodge, an eleemosynary insti
tution, will appeal for relief, action on
the lodge officials' part pending the
outcome of the requests of the relig
ious bodies.
The last legislature passed a law em
powering the local authorities to lift
the assessments or let them continue,
but no official action has ever been
taken in the matter. The question has
been debated often since the act of the
legislature was passed, some main
taining that it is unfajr to lift a burden
froni the shoulders of those who are
better ab|f to pay and nJace it on the
shoulders of those less anle to pay, the
case of the day laborer who is now
working for the meager sum of 75
cents and $1 a day being cited.
It is a knotty problem, for some of
the assessments have not been paid
while others have been paid. If the
assessments are canceled, the general
tax rate is certainly to bob up and so
on, but thanks to the law for creating
boards of commissioners to handle
such difficult problems.
Another problem centers around the
tax sales. Whether to postpone an'd
proceed with the sale is also scheduled
for action next Monday.
REV. A. COREY TO
RUN FOR SENATE
Plans to Make His Formal
Announcement Within
the Next Few Days
According to reliable information re
ceived here.today, the Rev. A. Corey,
I preacher, lecturer, and politician, of
is considering running for
ithe Stale Senate. Mr. Corey could not
be reached in time for a confirmation
'of the report, but it is understood'that
,he is planning making a formal an'
nouncement within the next day or
two. His candidacy will develop a
contest for that office, Messrs. Carl L.
Bailey, of Washington County, and
A. D." Mac Lean, of Beaufort .County,
having announced for the Senate from
this district several weeks ago. |
Mr. Corey, now SO years old, was
born and reared on a farm and has all j
his life maintained a close contact with '
the land. During the past 25 years he ,
has traveled over the State, and fori
10 years he has served as Senate en-|
grossing clerk, gaining a first-hand |
knowledge of legislative activities while. V
drawing and proof-reading a large per-|
centage of the bills placed before the
legislature. He has also, in his spare
time, lectured throughout the State in
behalf of the Modern Woodmen of
America, and addition to that he has
occupied the pulpit. He has surveyed
lands all over Eastern North Carolina
and is well known in political and
legislative circles. ___
According to the Information gained
here this morning, Mr. Corey has al
ready prepared his campaign speeches
and is planning to ad{res* the voters
in as many counties in the district as
Is possible.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, April 29,1932
50 PER CENT CUT
; IN ACREAGE IS
NOW EXPECTED
i Continue To Spray and Set
Out As Soon As Possible
Advises County Agent
[ Latest reliable estimates received
here indicate a 50 per cent reduction in
j the tobacco acreage in Martin County
I this season, the drastic decrease result
ing mainly from the blue mold. The
50 per cent decrease estimate is a con
servative one, many farmers declaring
the reduction will be 60 per cent as
; compared with last year's crop.
It is generally believed that many
farmers were planning to voluntarily
decrease their tobacco acronge this
year. This voluntary decrease might
have been made a reality without the
blue mold making its appearance. The
cut is no longer voluntary; it is com
pulsory, and just because it is com
pulsory nearly every farmer is doing
his utmost to transplant every pos
sible acre. However, there is no dan-
ger of an overproduction in this to
bacco belt, regardless of efforts to
plant every acre possible to the crop,
for the blue jnold has played havoc
with plants everywhere. It is believ
ed that hot more than a dozen beds
have escaped the disease, and it is fur
ther believed that if that dozen were
closely examined the disease would be
found in them.
Farmers generally are at ji loss as
to what to do, and all kinds and types
of farming have been reported. Some
arc transplanting a row or two at a
time in an effort to get the plants out
of the beds before the disease strikes.
Others have transplanted the crop with
the blue mold on the plants, hoping
that the scattering of the plants ami
new dirt will check the disease. Still
others have transplanted, using no fer
tilizer for fear the plants will die. And
still others have used only one-half "as
much fertilizer as they would under
ordinary circumstances, and so on and
The disease has been referred to as
animals, the work of the Maker, and
another depression blow. "The blue
moles has got me," a colored tenant
informed his landlord this week.
'Tome quick," he pleaded.
A few farmers questioned yesterday
were of the opinion that spraying did
no good, that their plants were dying
regardless of repeated poisoning. Oth
ers say if you don't spray the disease
will get your plants. The majority,
according to the best information ob
tainable,.is continuing to,,fight the blue
mold with repeated spraying of the
llordeaux mixture.
Dry land and strong wifids haye not
been very encouraging to those farm
ers who have started transplanting.
With the blue mold, dry land, the
winds, and a shortage of plants to start
off with, it remains to lie seen wheth
er Martin County farmers will raise
an acre of tobacco.
Over in Pitt County,' farmers who
have plants are said to be guarding
their beds with shot guns against
thieves. No violence has'been report
ed around the beds, however.
Down south in Georgia and South
Carolina drastic reductions are being
reported, Georgia estimates varying
from 20 to 45 per cent of a normal
crop. South Carolina fartners are said
to be experiencing the destruction of
the blue mold, only much worse than
in this state.
Norman G. Phelps, Bertie
County Man, Ends Life
Norman G. Phelps, prominent Ber
tie County man, killed himself at his
home in Colerain early today, ac
cording to reports received here. De
tails surrounding the suicide could not
be learned, but it is understood that
financial reverses were responsible for
tfie rash act.
Mr. Phelps owned and operated the
Colerain Supply Company and was a
member of the Bertie County Board
of Commissioners.
ANNUAL SERMON I
The commencement sermon will.
be preached at the local high
school auditorium Sunday morning
at the 11 o'clock religious serv
ice hour.
Following an established cus
tom, there will be no morning
church services in any of the
churches- it is nndrrttnod
This year the Memorial Baptist
church is responcibls for die ser
mon and special music. The pas
tor at this church announce# that
there will be no church service in
the Baptist church Sunday night.
TOS. W. WARD SUPERIOR COURT
HANDING DOWN
MANY DECISIONS
Born in Williams Township in
1846, Mr. Ward died at his home
in the Flat Swamp section early
this week.
SEED FUND FOR
UNFORTUNATES
GROWS SLOWLY
Unfortunates Warned To
Start Looking Out for
Themselves ——- —
| The fund established in an effort to
provide seed for unfortunates is pro
gressing steadily, although no large
sums have been donated thus far.
jCounty Commissioner Joshua L. Cvl
. train stated, this week ho had a sur
plus of field peas on hand and that he
will gladly donate them for the use of
the unfortunates, lie lias delivered
two and one-half bushles already
and they will be passed on to worthy
applicants.
The cash fund passed the $9 mark
yesterday, and i( is hoped that a suf
ficient amount of money can be raised
to care for the seed needs of those who
have *been entirely and now in part
dependent upon charity' for a liveli
hood. Names of those donating to
the fund 'his week arc being withheld
by request, but any donations will be
publicly acknowledged through The
Knterprise columns.
Applicants are being warned to care
fully plant ami cultivate the gardens
made possible tlnoUgh the fund, or
tliey are subject to face starvation plat
er on. And tljose who- have thrived
at the expense of charity during the
past several months and who have not
done so are warned to apply for seed
and start digging for themselves. En ;
terprise readers acquainted with un
fortunate cases will aid
by directing the less fortunates' atten
tion to the free seed and assist the
needy in starting gardens of their own
where humanly possible.
After large groups of unfortunates
called at this office and upon the local
welfare workers here ior tbe bare ne
cessities of l>te almost every day dur
ing the past winter, it was decided
to establish tbe seed fund that the calls
might be substantially reduced next
fall and winter. An open challenge is
made tu wty 4toia-Counly citizen
to hack this movement and see that
Martin's unforunates turn to their own
labors, as far as is possible, for a live
lihood.
Tarboro Kiwanians to Visit
Local Club Tuesday Night
I The Kiwanians from Tarboro arc
| coming to Williamston on Tuesday
|evening, next, for a luncheon with the
'local club members.
I It fs understood that there =will be
a singing contest between the. two
clubs and an hour's program, entirely
informal.
Williamson will welcome this brief
visit from some of Tarboro's leading
business and professional men, and the
president of the local club hereby calls
the attention „of the membership to
I this change in time of meeting for this
special event. And this Tuesday eve
ning session will take the of
course, of the regular luncheon, which
otherwise is always on Wednesday.
Lucille Hardison Wins In
Cotfjity Biscuit Contest
By Miss LORA E. SLEEPER
| Mjss Lucille Hardison, of the local
jhigh school and a member of the 4-H
club was the winner of the county bis
cuit jConte»t, wfliich was clasiM the
26th of this month. Few girls com
peted, making it very easy on the four
women appointed judges for the con
test. The county winner sends her
teseuin, fwn—m-num bei, ~4«—the di»»
trict contest, scheduled to be held in
Elizabeth City May 3rd. The winner
of the district contest receives $12.50
in prire money. —-The —county —chrir
members would be greatly pleased to
have the winner from this county.
Proceedings "Wear Out"
Spectators; Term Ends
.. .. Here This Week
Proceedings, 'continuing in the su
perior court here for two weeks have
just about "worn out" the spectators,
and this morning the tribunal, with
Judge Clayton Moore on the bench,
was carrying on its work without a
single otylooker in the court room.
One would drift in every now and
then and then pass on out.
, A goodly number of judgments has
been handed down week, and to
day the court is working on the case
of the Twin City Insurance Company
against Everett Estate, Inc.
A mistrial resulted in the case of
Baxter L. Carson against V. G. Taylor
->vhen the word "insurance" was men
!tioned. It is understood that when
the word is Spoken in a trial of the na
ture of the one heard here this week,
a mistrial is the result. "Carson was
j suing Mr. Taylor for injuries receiv
,ed in a wreck in Pennsylvania some
time ago.
The following judgments have been
granted:
Farmers and Merchants Bank, one
for $659.90 against M. L. Hunting
John S. Jenkins and Company, $2,-
145.90 against J. H Cherry and Bro.
j An appeal was noted in the case.
K. S. Critcher, $34.75 against Cop
' persmith and Company.
J. E. Harrison was given the pos
session of a dog in the case brought
I against Dave Bryant and Lloyd l'cel,
' Harrison paying the costs.
A. R, Dunning against T. S. Mad
| ley et als, compromised.
Coy Rpberson, $.(7.50 against O. K,
' and J. L. Ilardison.
Annie Jones, S2OO against Grand
' United Order of Odd Fellows.
Lenora Williams, S4OO against the
same lodge.
Hragaw Fertilizer Company, S7O a
gainst J. G. Godard.
Verlin Jones, hy his next friend, J.
Sam Getsinger, SSO damage against
Isaac Nichols.
I Standard Fertilizer Co; $1,246.97 a
I gainst S. J. Worthington.
) Standard Fertilizer Co., $159.50 a
gainst J. W. Dixon.
; Standard Fertilizer Company, $75.66
against M. L. Morris.
Standard Fertilizer Co., $531.49 a
gainst G. B. Smith.
HARRIS FILLING
STATION ROBBED
Robber Gets $45 in Cash;
Leaves Untouched Other
Articles In Station
The filling station located near the
river wharf on Highway No. 30, and
'operated by Mr. (icorge Harris, was
entered and robbed early last Wednes
day wening. Mr, Harris was assist-
ing liis wife in closing a second sta
tion, near the river bridge, and, while
he was away, the robber knocked out
'a window and went iu from the rear.
Snatching open the money drawer, the
robber took about $45 in dimes, quar
ters, and halves.
It is Ixdieved the robber was ac
quainted -with tlx surroundings and
planned the act before. No arrests
have been made, and according to Mr.
Harris no- clues have yet been estab
lished that will- warrant „an arrest.
Nothing but the money was missed,
the robber leaving untouched cigar
ettes, tobaccos and other articles with
in reach. * ' •: '
Few Dogs Vaccinated Here
In Accordance with Order
Only a few dogs have been vaccinat
ed against rabies here so far, it was
learned'today from Chief of Police W.
B, Daniel, who is doing the work
without charge other than the cost of
the medicine.' Dogs allowed to run
loose and which are not vaccinated
will be put into the pound, the officer
stated.
TAX LISTING
Tax listing in the county it
scheduled to close today and to
morrow, reports coming from sev
eral of the list-takers indicating
that there ia much work yet to be
done. Late listing carries a pen
alty.
Mr. R. T. Griffin, list-taker for
this township, said yesterday that
he believed the personal property
valuation in the district will be 30
per cent below last year's values.
Real property is expected to show
a slight gain. Mr. Griffin also an
nounced thar ta'ortfer to «com
modate those who have not yet
listed he would keep the books
open Monday. I
Big personal property losses ire
predicted In several of the districts
according to reports received here.
4~-_j • - • - .
J. C. B. Ehringhaus
Speaker Last Night
f I. C. B. EHRINGHAUS 1
Mr. Ehringhaus. a candidate
for the governorship nomination,
spoke to a large audience in the
courthouse here last night.*
SCHOOL BOARD
NAMES FACULTY
FOR NEXT TERM
Larger Attendance Gives
School Clairfi for An
other Teacher
The 1932-33 faculty for the local
I schools was selected by the committee
in a meeting at the high school build
ing last Wednesday night. With one
of two exceptions the present faculty
was unanimously reelected, two posi
tions pending in the high school, it
was learned from Mr C. B. Clark,
secretary.
An additional teacher has been earn
ed by an increased attendance, and
until the teacher load is definitely de
termined for the coming term that ap-
pointment will be held up along with
the other two now pending, it is un
derstood. With an increased attend
ance, justifying an additional teacher,
the local board is petitioning for a
domestic arts course, hoping that the
various subjects can be arranged a
mong the three teachers not yet ap
pointed to carry on that Course and
the regular work. The petition has
been endorsed by the parent teacher
association, the Woman's Club, and
the Kiwanians.
# The appointments made last Wed
nesday: FirSt grade, Miss Serena Pea
cock and .Mrs. I'attie E. Taylor; sec
ond grade, Mis.ses Mary Benson and
Estelle Crawford; third grade, Misses
Bessyc Harrell and Ruth Manning;
fourth grade. Miss Velma Harrfcll and
Mrs. Leman Barnhill; fifth grade, Miss
Lucille Allen and Mrs. David Kober
son, principal grammar grade build
ing; "sixth grade, Miss Martha "Arifler
son and Mrs. W. K. Barker; Mrs. C.
B, Hassell and Mrs, Jessie White;
high school, Misses Bessie Willis, An
nie Shields VanDyke, Esther (iatling
and Mr. W. R. Watson, principal.
Other appointments will be made as
suon iis.-possibhvit is understood. ..
TO URGE DELAY
IN TAX SALES
Large Delegations Planning
To Go Before Board
Here Monday
Many Martin property owners are
planning to go before the county com
missioners at the regular meeting of
the board here next Monday tri de
mand the postponement of. tax sales,
it wds reliably learned here yesterday.
During the meantime, the sheriff's of
fice is' continuing its preparations for
the sale according to last instructions
given out and ruled upon by the at
torney general.
ttwjtponemcnt of sales is proving a
perplexing problem throughout the
State, some counties preparing to go
ahead with the" sales and others plan
ning to delay the sales. No arrange
ments for The postponement of' Ihe
sales have been made in this county,
a id it is understood that -the sales will
go forward unless these is a valid
way for delaying them.'
Lonnie Lyons First To
Complete Sentence Here
Lonnie Lyons, Edgecombe negro,
squared/his account with the State and
was released from prison camp
near here today, release being the
first officially effected since the camp
rwai bum."" '
Lyons was sentenced to prison for
a term of four months when he was
convicted on a larceny and receiving
I charge/ —Many of "the remaining
prisoners apparently envied Lyons'
good fortune, but said nothing.
Advertisers Will Fnd Oar Col
umi « Latchkey to Over Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Homes
ESTABLISHED 1898
ELIZABETH CITY
MAN IS HEARD BY
CROWD OVER 100
Declares Candidacy Is His
Own and Not Financially
Backed By Others
' At the suggestion of *no man, group
or organization, I am running for Gov
ewiof of !S*orth~ I-aruhnn, the Honor
able J. C. B. Khringhaus, of Rfizabeth
City, told a fair-sized Mathering in the
courthouse here last night. And my
campaign ,is being financed from the
savings of a thoughtful wife anil chifc
dren, only thret- $1(X) donations hav-'
mg been received, and the books are
open for your inspection in Raleigh,"
he declared.
"I am fresh from the people, while
one' of my opponents (Maxwell) has
| been on the payroll for a quarter of a
jcentury, and another (Fountain) has
t been on the same payroll since 1919,"
Mr. khringhaus said, declaring that
reports indicate hi*s nomination in June
,lant his election in November and that
j lie will go into the office unhampered,
J recognizing the sovereignty only of
his people and God.
| M aVrying in this county. Mr K.hring
j haus pointed out his closeness to it
| and its people, pointing out to his
j listeners that with his wife in the gov
ernor's .mansion in Kaleigh Martin
| *. ounty would be honored and Martin
l utility would have honored him. A
potato farmer and owner of real es
tate, Mr. i'h«inghatis explained .that
he was acquainted with farming con
' ditions here, that he was no holder of
'stocks nor had he been in the employ
of corporations.
"We are suffering the tax colic, and
I the first thing we must do is recognize
the fact tljut land values are too high."
the speaker said, adding that he was
the first tHie to propose the revaluation
! uf land. "And off w,tfh the 15-cent
Jevy for the State support -of schools;
support them with income, inheritance
and franchise taxes," he urged. "Hut
to lift the 15-cent levy from property
is not enough.'• We must spend less,
walk more, or bust. It is Jime to re
spect the taxpayer's dollar and watch
the budgets that we might stop ex
cessive taxation which is oppressive
taxation."
In watching the budgets, Mr. Ehrtng
haua said, "If I am nominated and
elected, I will surest the abandon
ment of all bureaus that are not need
ed and see that there is in
all. There are some necessities that
we niust provide for—preservation of
law and order, care of the insane, deaf
and blind..' "
His support of public education was
pledged in nc> uncertain terms, Mr.
I'.hriughaus swearing his allegiance to
the cause of the schools and every
- child- in North (amlina.
j After pruning the budget,- the gov
ernorship candidate said he would
make a survey of possible revenue
sources, "and any wealth whether to
ibacco companies, railroads, bus com
panies or other corporations, not bear
ing its just load wili be investigated
jThaY'we ~ihighi find out why." Stating
i to his hearers that be would deal fair
ly to all, he" believed that every citizen
I and all property & should pay accord
ling to ability to pay, and that the in
jcome tax was the fairest method of
any for creating funds. "We must stop
I exempting and let every one pay ac
'cording to ability to pay," Mr. EhrinK
i liaus said in turning his attention to
the Democratic party and his 30 years
support of it.
The candidate was stronly endorsed
by Mr. K. L. Coburn, his county cam
paign manager, atld Messrs. J. L. Has
sell and JoS. H. Saunders in their re
marks of introduction.
Woman's Auxiliary To
Meet Next Monday Here
It was announced yesterday by Mrs.
VV. Is. Watts, secretary, that the May
meeting of tlie 'Woman's Auxiliary,
Church of the Advent, will be held
at the home of Mrs. C. H. Clark on
Monday, May 2, at 4 o'clock p. m. At
this time the United Offering will be
given and. other important matters' will
be discussed. It is the hope of the oi-'
ftcers that every meml>er will attend.
Gro-More Transfer Co.
Made Chevrolet Agents
The Gro-More Transfer Company,
Mr. Warren Ever.ett, manager, has
recently been appointed Chevrolet
dealers here. The company, with
expert mechanics especially trained in
Chevrolet woiltnUflimp,' fi dtl!}rTrt
creasing its stock of parts and is of
fering a reliable repair service. New
cars are expected here within the next
few days and they will be placed tm
display in the company's modern ga
rage on Washington Street. *
    

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