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WM. E. DANIEL, 74,
Had Been in Feeble Health
For Several Years; Final
Rites Held Sunday
William Ed Daniel, 74 years old,
died at the home of his son, Mr. W.
B. Daniel, here last Saturday after
noon at 3 o'clock of pneumonia. He
had been in feeble health for several
years, having suffered a stroke of par
alysis some time ago. He hurt him
self in a fall a few days ago, and that,
it it believed, hastened the end.
Born in Pitt County December 8,
1857, Mr. Daniel moved to Martin
when a small boy. In early man
hood he married Miss Sarah Short,
four children, Mrs. J. R. Bobbin, of
Rocky Mount; Mrs. J. R. White, of
Abbeville, S. C.; and Messrs. W. B.
Daniel and Charles L. Daniel, of Wil
liamston, surviving the union. He was
later married to Miss I.ula Keel, and
she, with four children, Messrs. Ed
gar Daniel, of Norfolk; Darrell Dan
iel, of Cape May, N. J.; Ben Daniel,
of Plymouth; and Jack Daniel, of Wil
liamston, survives. Until his health
failed him several years ago, Mr. Dan
iel was a successful farmer.
Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. C. T. Rogers, Methodist minis
ter, in fhe Holly Springs church, near
here, Sunday afternoon. Interment
was in the family grave yard at the
old home place, in Williams Town
Those attending the last rites from
out of town include the following:
Mrs. W. H. Yabe and son, Mr. and
Mrs. B. S. Langley, Mrs/ J. G. Wat
ion, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Williams and
son, Messrs. Bill and Joe Bobbitt, C.
L. Ivey, jr., Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Dan
iel and son, Fred, all of Norfolk; Mr.
and Mrs. Ben Daniel and children, oi
Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Bob
bitt and 3 sons; Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Boyd and Mrs. L. E. Hart, all of
Rocky Mount; Mr. and Mrs. John
White, of Abbeville, S. C\; Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. Keel, Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Keel, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Bunting
and Mr. Larry Bunting, of Roberson
ville. '.
Typhoid Fever Makes Ap
pearance With Two
Cases Reported
Tfce health report county
was not so good last month, according
to records found in the county health
officer's office this week. Typhoid
fev«r made its appearance during, the
period, and the summer is still ahead
of a time in past years when many
cases of the disease were reported
throughout the county. Two cases
were reported among white subjects
last month. No public campaign a
gainst the disease has been planned in
th« county this year, the next schedule
catling for a drive in 1933.
Whooping cough continues in Bear
Grass Township, 14 cases having been
reported there during April. There
were four chickenpox cases, one case
of German measles and one of scarlet
Even though the report is not such
a good one, health conditions in the
county, as a whole, were favorable, it
is ifaderstood.
Private vaccinations against typhoid
are always available, and it is be
lieved that those who were not vacci
nated in 1930, the time the last public
campaign was conducted by the late
Dr. Woi. E. Warren, will find it safer
to guard against the disease.
Selection of Marshals Made 1
as Recognition of Work j
Done In School
School marshals for the year begin-1
ning April 15 were (elected here thii.
week, the selection* being bated upon 1
scholarship record* attained during the'
first seven month* of the term. In an
nouncing the marthals this year, Prin
cipal William R. Watson said:
"Selection as a school marshal is a
school honor that is made in recog
nition of excellent scholastic' work.
"The student having the highest
scholarship average in the junior class
is designated as chief marshal. As
sistant marshals are selected as fol
lows: Two juniors, two sophomore,
two freshmen (one from each section.)
"School marshals (elected to
serve for one year, and they are expect
ed to serve at all public tchool func
"Marshals for the year beginning
April 15, 1932, are: Chief, Jennie Green
Taylor; juniors, Russell Robeuck and
Marjorie Moore; sophomore, Olive
McCabc afld Jessie Mae Anderson;
freshmen, Grace Vanning (A) and
Christine Jenkins (B).
64 Per Cent Couu
Has Been Collecte
That Martin County property
owner* have accepted their tax re
sponsibilities with a marked seri
ousness this year is indicated in a
report released yesterday by Sher
iff C. B. Roebuck. While compar
ative recorda are not available for
the paat month and for the same
period last year, reliable estimates
indicate that the percentage of
taxes collected *o far this year is
greater than it was for last year.
Sixty-four per cent, or 5147.202.13,
have been collected to date on the
1931 levy, leaving $86,078.27 un
When taxes were advertised for
The grand old man from Ber
tie and champion speech maker,
who will address the district home
demonstration club* in the Bap
tist church here tomorrow. ,
Is Second Smallest Number
Issued in One Month for
Many Years
I Five marriage licenses were issued
in this county last'month, two to white
and three to colored couples. For the
first time in almost a year has the num
ber of licenses issued in the county
been so small, the last July number
being two less, or the smallest in many
I Licenses were recorded as follows:
| Jasper Rogerson and Jennie Gray
Beacham, both of Martin County.
| Colored
; Joseph Caldwell Bond and Laura
Watson, booi of Bertie County.
| Charlie Wallace and Lunette Slade,
Martin County.
j Major Carr and Verna May Purvis,
Martin County.
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Tyrrell Farmers Ship
Soybeans Cooperatively
The best way to dispose of surplus
soybeans is to make up a coop- (
erative carlot shipment, find growers,
of Tyrrell County, who recently made
such a shipment at a profit above lo
cal prices.
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Seeks Specimens of
Seventeen-Year Locusts
Dr. Z. P. Metcalf, entomologist at
State College, has asked for specimens
of the 17-year locust to be sent him
when the insects appear in late May
| or early June, with data as to the place
and time of securing the specimens.
"Old Gray Mare Ain't
What She Used To Be"?
Although the motor truck which hit
,an old gray mare attached to a milk
| wagon in Pottstown, Pa., had to. be
j towed to a garage, the old gray mare,
| after shaking herself, resumed her rhg
| ular route. '
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A free trip to Washington City
in a parlor car bus, under compe
tent care, is being arranged by this
newspaper in cooperation with
several other papers in this sec
tion and will be given to any
young boy in thia section who #ill
get out and sell a few subscrip
tions to The Enterprise during
die next sin weeks.
The offer is not a speculative
one, for remuneration awaits every
one talking an interest in the trip
Reed the details in a display ad
vertisement carried in this paper
Remember, the trip is free and
gives you six days travel and in
cludes pn its program ball games
and all points of inter set in die
nation's capital.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, May 3,1932
sale last October, six months lat
er than the scheduled advertised
time, there were 882 unpaid .ac
counts representing unpaid taxes
in the sum of 151,821.48. If collec
tions hold up as well, and if the
sales are postponed as long this
year as they were last, it is be
lieved that the unpaid account
next October will be less than $51,-
821.48, and the number of unpaid
accounts will be smaller.
■4, However the postponement of
the sale longer than a month ia
pending, and it, might be that the
sale will be ordered at the next
regular meeting of the board.
Annual Session of Fifteenth
District Clubs Will Be
Held in Church
The fifteenth district meeting of the
home demonstration cluh members of
Tyrrell, Washington, l'itt, lieaufort
and Martin Counties will he held in
the Baptist church here tomorrow,
Miss Lora E. Sleeper, agent for this
county, ajyiouncing this morning that
large delegations arc expected to at
tend from each of the counties.
The gathering of club members here
at 10 o'clock in the morning has been
referred to as a "cotton district meet
ing," Miss Sleeper stating that a good-,
ly number of the Martin club women
had made print, gingham and cotton
dresses for jdisplay during the day. j
Judge Francis 1). Winston, of Wind
sor, is scheduled to make the main ad
l dress of the day. Mrs. O. H. Jackson,
district chairman of Winterville, will
preside over the sessions, it was an
nounced. Mrs. A. B. Rogerson, of
the Bear Grass Club, will make the.
address of welcome, and Mrs. W. C.I
Owens, of Tyrrell County, is schedul
ed. tu nuike the response. Mrs. Louie
P. Martin will extend greetings fronfl
the Williamston Woman's Club. Other 1
speakers include Mrs. T. M. Wood
burn, of Parmele and Miss Mildred
Ives, of Eastern Carolina Teachers'
College, no subjects having bjjcojn
nounced for several of the talks.
A luncheon will be served at tlie ]
Woman's Club rooms immediately aft- j
the morning session, and in the aft- j
ernoon a recreational program has
been planned.
Miss Sleeper is urging all county
club members to attend, and extends
a cordial invitation to any others in
terested to visit the meeting and make
the district club members feel at home
while here.
Session Will Begin June 20
and Last One Week;
36 Jurors Drawn
With the April term of. Martin
County Superior Court still fresh in j
the minds of the people, the county
commmissioners yesterday made ar
rangements for holding the regular
June term by selecting 36 jurors. The
lawyers and sheriff will have the rest
of the folks here for the mixed term
j beginning June 20 and continuing for
'one week only. Judge J. Paul Frizelle
is scheduled to preside over the term.
The list:
Jamesville Township: Pf W, Holli
day, Kader Godard, L.' C. Brown, J.
M. Hassell, R. O. Mobley.
Griffins Township: Perlie Roberson,
J. R. Coltrain, N, D. Griffin, Jas. A.
Roberson, J. Ed Corey, C. F. l'erry,
N. T. Daniel.
Bear Grass Township: Calvin Ayers,
W. P. Harris, W. S. fiurganus.
Williamston Township: W. J.
Hodges, C. B. Hassell, F. U. Barnes,
Henry D. Harrison.
Cross Roads: Charles Beach, J. M.
Griffin, D. A. Ausban, W. S. Bailey.
Robersonville Township: J. H. Rob
erson, sr., Eli Rogers, J. G. Everett,
S. T. Everett, Walter Beach, M. M.
Poplar Point Township: W. S.
Hamilton Township: J. W. Eubanks.
Goose Nest Township: E. T. Smith,
W. W. Casper, N. C. Hyman.
New and Better Mail
Schedule Is Planned
A new and better mail schedule for
local postal patrons is l>einK studied
by Postmaster Jesse T. Price and of
ficials of the government in Rocky
Mount today. The nature of the pro
posed service change has not been an
nounced, but Mr. Price said he believ
ed a better service, can be iiMrild if
the new arrangements planned are
Delay Is Only Temporary,
However, As Sale Will
Be Made in July
j Meeting in regular session here last
I night, the town commissioners passed
jan order directing postponement of the
I sale of taxes- one month, the initial
!advertising to appear the first of June,
j Realizing conditions are"not very fav
iorahle, the commissioners personally
'stated they were in favor of postpon
ing the sales longer, but the town's fi
nances virtually made it necessary to
'defer the sale only one month. The
drive for personal property, taxes was
ordered continued, and seizure in some
cases was mentioned.
Messrs. E. P. Cunningham and B.
iS. Courtney, representing the religious
bodies fo the town, apjn-ared before
the board and asked that the churches
! and certain other church properties be
relieved of the payment of 1931 and
subsequent sidewalk and street paving
assessments. Mr. Cunningham pointing
; out that the organizations were the
| town's greatest asset. Following the
request of the churches, Mr. Win. R.
Watson, an official in the local Ma
sonic lodge, appeared in behalf of that
organization asking that it be relieved
of the assessments if the churches are
favored. While the matter was de
ferred along with the tax sales, it was
pointed, out by the mayor that the
| budget for this year included the an
ticipated .payment of the assessments
by the churches, and that if the town
( accepted the assessments a deficit
would be the result.
Going before the board, Mrs. J. B.
H. Knight wanted to deed about 200
I feet of property just back home
on Watts Street to the town, provid
ed she was relieved of all paving as
sessments for the year, it was under
stood. Upon investigation, it was
learned that the board had no right
to enter into the proposed agreement,
but it was agreed that paving assess
! nients and general taxes on any and
all property deeded to the town would
be automatically,,lifted. „
~| —Reporting tnueh -unnecessary tres
i passing on the high school grounds;
Principal Wm. R. Watson, appearing
for the local committee, asked that a
street light be installed near the build
ing in an effort to prevent the prac-
pproximately 200 gallons of
- -giiitftmf were removed from the school
i tank there last week, and degrading
acts have been reported from time to
tone, the principal said.
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Thieves Enter Home
Here Early Sunday
The home of Mr. Reuben Harris
on Main Street here, was entered a
ibout 3 o'clock last Sunday morning,
the intruder removing a screen from
a window opening into the hall. He
[was walking toward Mr. Harris' room
.when he was heard and frightened
away. Nothing was missed as the
j man's presence was discovered before
|he could start a search.
Investigating the noise, Mr. Harris,
Standard Company employe'e,
found the screen on the ground and
the window opened wide. Tracks
were noticed leading to and from the
Cadillac Car Turned Over
Near Here This Afternoon
A big Cadillac automobiles, said to
have belonged to Mrs. Chas. Robin
son, of Elizabeth City, and occupied
Iby her and three other women was
turned over twice between here and
Windsor this afternoon. None of the
occupants was badly hurt, but otheT
I travelers had to break the glass of the
car to get the four women out of the
over-turned car.
j Patrolman Braswell, going to the
of the wreck, attracted much at
tention with his sirene and he was fol
lowed by a number of local automo
With a fS donation coming in
from the local Kiwanis club, re
ceipt* for the seed fund advanced
rapidly over the week-end. Ap
proximately $lO have been con
tributed, and Mr. Joshua L. Col
train, county commissioner, left
two and one-half buihel* of field
peaa with the Enterprise for dis
Several dollar* have been used
for the purchaae of aeed and many
of the field peaa have been given
to worthy applicant*. The fol
lowing contribution* were report
ed over the week-end: Kiwanis
Club, 15; H. J. Shaw, SO cent*;
$4 having been previous reported.
CalJa for aeed are increasing
steadily, - and it is hoped that a
profitable work can be carried oh
this summer in aiding the unfor- -
tun*tea to feed themaelves.
Large Crowd Gathers Here To
Urge Postponement Tax Sales
Tax Adjustments and Ap
peals for Aid Constitute
Principal Business
I Aside from the semi-radical meet
ing held by nearly two hundred Mar
jtin taxpayers in the courthouse audi
torium, the county commissioners'
,first Monday program was patterned
'after past meetings, the board acting
upon appeals of the poor and tax ad
justments. A schedule' of costs to be
maintained in handling the 1929 tax
( certificates was established, the ex
pense being from s•} to $7 below the
schedule set up by the State." To
handle a certificate not in excess of
sls, a fee of $3 will be charged; Ur
handle a certificate over sls and not
in excess of SSO, a fee of s> will be
charged; all certificates over SSO will
| carry a fee of $lO.
| Gracy Stnithwick was relieved, of
special school tax on 75 acres of 1 land
•'valued at s9ll in the Sandy Ridge
School district, Williams Township.
I J. F. l'adgett was relieved of 1931
poll tax in Jamesville Township on
account of blindness.
! J. K. Roebuck, white of Roberson
ville Township, was allowed $2 a
| An error in the valuation of T. J.
Roberson's property in Robersonville
Township was corrected, the value
being reduced from $2,375 to $2,000.
! Potnpey Williams, 85 years old and
a former slave of this township, was
allowed $2 a mouth.
i Mrs. Margaret Simpson, of James
ville Township, was allowed $2 a
i»onth v
I Alton Keel, Cross Roads, was re
lieved of 1931 dog tax, listed through
i Property. values of W. L. Everett,
Cross Roads, was reduced from S7OO
to SSOO, an error appearing in the
j On account of his physical disabil
ity, Fred Everett, white of Roberson
ville Township, was exempted from
poll tax,
| M-rs, Gussie Strickland,
ton Township was allowed $2 a month
j-fer a period of five months.
Adjustments in the .values of the
J. Z. Brown fstule lands were order
ed, relief to be given accordingly on
1931 taxes.
I T. G.'Maiming, Poplar Point Town
ship, was relitved of $2 poll tax, list
ed in error.
•' J. W. Pugh, Hamilton Township,
was relieved of $1 dog tax. \
| The board ordered the land sale and
tax certificates on building in Goose
( Nest Tow nship valued at sf>oo and be
longing to Mamie Green and 11. Bry
ant cancelled as the property was list
led to N. 11. Green.
Closing Exercises Will Be
Held There Thursday
Night at 8 O'clock
The Hamilton School will close the
current term Wednesday and ihurfe,
day nightfi of this week when appro
priate exercises will he >bvld each eve
-11 ill K Principal W. F.. I'lyler announced
Declamation and expression contests
will feature the Wednesday evening
program, beginning af 0 o'clock and
lasting about one hour. .
Graduation exercises will be held on
Thursday night at the same hour, the
seventh graders receiving their certifi
cates at that time. Attendance award +
will also be made with playlets, songs,
drills, dialogues and fecitatioiis as add
ed features, Professor Plyler said.
The public is cordially invited to at
tend each of the exTtrcises, the school
principal Mating that no admission fee
would be charged. \
Farmers Now Busy with
Tobacco Transplanting
"£obacco transplanting was reported
underway in all sections of the coun
ty yesterday, following a heavy rain
late Saturday night and Sunday. The
outcome of the work is said to be un
certain, many farmers stating that
they believe the plants can hardly live
under the existing blue mold condi
"Beds unsprayed in our section of
the county suffered much following
the rain," Mr. Herbert Roebuck, of
Cross Road* Township, said yester
day. He added that those beds care
fully sprayed ""Were doing nicely and
that arrangements for transplanting
were complete. _
Wake Forest professor who will
deliver the commencement address
here next Friday evening at 8:00
o'clock in the high school audi
Advises Farmers To Con-
I tinue Spraying' Tobacco
Plant Beds
i _ ■' m
I' I lie blue mold might kill the tobac
co plants and prices for farm prod
ucts might bo low next fall, but Mar
tin County farmers are planning to
care for themselves this year, accord
ing to County Agent Tom B. Bran
don. In his report, prepared monthly
for the county commissioners, Mr.
1 Brandon says, "Martin
plenty of hogs, every farmer having
-more than he had la*t year, awl I judge
that the county will live at home or at
its people will have to buy very
j little pork."
I Nearly 2(H) calls were received from
farmers whose beds were attacked .liy
I the blue ihold during, the month, giv
| ing the agent probably his most active
visiting month. In connection with the
blue mold, the agent said in his re
port, "At present the fanners who fol
lowed the schedule of spraying closely
have the best plants. B'ue mold is
, harder to control because it a fungus
| growth, .and lives under the leaves ami
| it is difficult lo administer a thorouglr
j spraying. Farmers are advised to
continue to - pray their' plant l>eds
. every two days."
The tlea beetle was also active in
I the county during the month, the a
I gent stating (hat he directed and as
| sis ted 78 farmers in their war on the
.insects. Warm uealher was given as
tme of the main for the in
creased number and damage |jy the
• beetle this sea ion.
I ■
I Ihe campaign against hog ,cholera
was an 'intensive one, the agent treat
ing 856 of the animals for 28 farm
| owners and 28 tenants during the pcr
j iod.
| Other activities reported by tlie a-
| Twenty days spent in field, 6 days
ispent in office, |(>2 offire conferences,
204 telephone calls, 177 letters Written,
44 farms waited, 28 tenant farms vis
ited, 1,026 miles traveled on official
duties, 4 articles written fur local pa
Six Pupils on Honor
Roll At Macedonia
j The names of six pupils appear on
the Macedonia School honor roll for
the sixth :»nil last month recently
ended, Irene l etterton, teacher,
I reporting them as follows:
First grade: Sybil I'eele, Susie
Revels, '
fourth grade: J. I). Ausboine, Mary
Filth grade: Clarence Revels, Mil
dred Ward. -
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The local Kiwanit Club is hold
ing it* regular weekly luncheon in
the Woman's Club room this eve
ning at instead of at its
regular time of meeting.
A delegation of Kiwanians from
the Tarboro club is coming down
for this meeting. It is understood
that the Tarboro club is coming
prepared to entertain the local
group with a musical program.
It is advisable for the member
ship to turn out. Miss Florence
Overton and Mr. Russell Roebuck
will render some musical selec
tions and Mrs. William Manning
will be an accompanist for the
Advertiaara Will Pad Our Col
uma ■ Latchkey to Over Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Homes
Expenses ..of Government
Denounced by Several
Meeting impromptu in the court
house here yesterday morning, nearly
two hundred Martin property owners
and taxpayers urged the county com
missioners to postpone the 1931 tax
sales, and at the same time directing
jail kinds of strong protests against un-
I fair property values that are being
j maintained, expenses of government,
j and everything else under the sun ex
icept their individual expenditures.
I he meeting, as a w hole, was purely
| radical, Attorny A. R. Dunning, G. H.
I ox. and others suggesting that the
I sales he postpone;,! regardles of the
law. Ilic attorney, in a warm speech"
| lasting nearly an hour, went on to say
that the county recorder's court was
not worth a "continental damn" and
should he abolished, that if he was a
member of the board of education he
would limit the next school term to
six months, and that all,salaries should
be reduced, not 10 per cent, but 50
! Per cent, 1 lie radical spirit into flame
once it w - as started, and the meeting
nearly forgot its designed purpose—
that of urging the commissioners to
postpone the sale. *
Maintenance cost -of the comity
home was declared too high by Tax
payer J. G. Staton, Commissioner T.
C. Griffin answering that the records
were open. Continuing Mr. Griffin
said, Ihe trouble is,'a hole was dug
I hack yonder and we are yelling be-
I cause it is to be filled* uj>.#now." Corn
j missioner Kverett shoVied' that of the
county-wide rate, only cents
i was for the running expenses "of the
| county, including all salaries, poor,
, health, etc.
I lie $l4O paid a stenographer at a
recent term of superior -court held in
the county was mentioned as very ex
travagant, and Mr. G. 11. Cox, of Kob
ersonvil|e, was of the opinion that
SB,OOO annual salary lor a judge was
jt'M. much, that $3,000 would be cimuKh.
i Start at' Washington and cut every
thing and everybody," the body almost
unanimously agreed,
i "You could lift every cent of taxes,
and we would be but very little better
off financially," Editor }>\. C. Man
ning sSffl in urging the .body to use
reason. ' T am in favor of .the post
poneinent of sales if it will help and
it it can be done, but we must remem
ber that taxation is not the sole cause
of our troubles today. We have squan
dered and thrown away double the
amount of the taxes. We have forgot
ten the principles of honesty and de
stroyed trust, and now we are Cursing
ahd" abusing taxes because they are
the nearest for us to* curse and abuse.
We,have the task' brfore us to start
at the bottom and up, not by
practicing false economy" but by econ
'oniiiing where it is nWded."
I Continuing, the editor said that we
|have more to show for our tax money
than for money thrown away and lit
jerally s|Ujiiidered during the hey-day
period not so long past. He strongly
'opposed the suggestion that public
educational advantages !>e limited. It
was pointed out that the wealth of the
country rejoiced when educational ad
vantages were limited, that the great
i powers would much prefer ignorant
i and untrained hands, which they could
J control with a lash. Continuing, he
said that he was glad ti> see the in
terest shown in governmental activi
ties, but warned against the mob spirit
and suggested that sane and honest
thought be employed in working our;
selves out of this, a bad situation.
| The meeting yesterday was an in
j teresting one, not a soul offering to
j present the side, including more than
, half the taxpayers—(>J per cent, to be
1 exact—who have paid their taxes, but
the spirit in the meeting of the nearly
200 property owners would have prob
ably offset any and all argument, and
it is was the general belief when the
bpdy left the courtroom that the com
missioners would postpone the sale
until a later date.
Following the noon-day recess, the
board upon the motion of Commis
sioner Joshua L. Coltrain, deferred
the sales thirty days, future action
pending upon developments reported
in other counties.
Ladies ot Baptist Church
Serve Supper Thursday
The ladies of the Baptist church
will serve a supper at the Woman's
Club Thursday, May 5, beginning at
6 o'clock. The public is invited. The
menu will include chicken salad,
crackers, potato chips, deviled eggs,
pickles, tea, strawberry shortcake.

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