! Watch the Label OK Tour him At It Carries the Data When Your Subscription Expires VOLUME XXXV—NUMBER 27 HOME AND BARN OF J. E. HARRISON IS FIRED SUNDAY Unable To Establish Cause For Malicious Act In Bear Grass Section The stock barn and nearly all the contents belonging to Mr. James E. Harrison, near Bear Grass, were fired and burned about 9 o'clock Sunday night and the dwelling occupied by Mr. Harrison and his family was fired, but the blaze there was extinguished before much damage resulted. Mr. Harrison and several members of the family left home shortly after 7 o'clock and were at church in Bear Grass when the fire was discovered by Wheeler Rogers just before 9 o'- clock. Seeing the blaze from his home, just a short distance away, Mr. Rogers ran to the Harrison barn. The fire was burning rapidly in the loft, and he went to turn out the team and found all the doors open. Snatching harness from a rack, he rsn outside to throw it down and saw a fire in one room of the dwelling. He ran there and found a small blaze, which he ex tinguished with two buckets of water. Other neighbors arrived there about that time and a few farming imple ments and a small quantity of feed were saved from the barn shelter. Near ly 200 bales of hay, 35 barrels of corn, a hay press, several tobacco trucks, and a few other farm implements were burned. The building was valued at about $1,200, with $750 insurance. No in surance was carried on the contents. In that part of the dwelling where the fire was discovered, the bed and several blankets had been saturated in kerosene, but it just happened that Mr. Rogers reached there before that caught fire. While rushing to the fire, two neighbors met a colored man run ning from the fire. They did not question him, and he continued on his w»y away from the fire. Other neigh bors coming along a minute or two lat er did not pass the colored man, and when they reached the home, he was there. Investigating the colored man's actions, it was found that some one had entered a corn field and retraced his steps to the road. The man's shoe waa examined and the tracks matched, but it was not reported to officers un til yesterday morning, and no arrests had been made up until noon today. Mr. Harrison, stating that he did not know any one who wasn't his friend, was unable to explain why any one should want to destroy his prop erty. Many people were called from here by telephone, but they reached there [ too late to be of any assistance in check ins the blaze. Several hours before noon today, neighbors had assisted Mr. Harrison in (tearing away the debris prepara tory to building again. » Call Baseball Players To Practice Here Tomorrow, A first call for candidates for Mar tin County's baseball team of the Al bemarle League waa iaaued today by Thomas Mayo Grimes, temporary man ager. An initial "warm-up" practice 1 will be held in Williamston Wednes-j day, June Ist, at 4 o'clock. Mr. Grimes states that every interested player in the-county is earnestly requested to take part in the try-outs, and that they will be given every available oppor tunity to make the grade. Mr. Asa T. Crawford has accepted the responsi bility of temporary business manager, and other plans for completing the lo cal organization are going forward rapidly. It is understood that prior to the official opening of the season a permanent field manager and otlier club officials will be elected by the players and fans. • OUie White Arrested for Selling Pint of Whiskey *\Ollie White, an Elizabeth City ne gro but who has been working here for the past few days, was arrested at the Roanoke Filling station here late last Friday night for selling a pint of liquor to a man traveling out of Nor-, folk. Officer Allsbrooks walked 1 into the filling station just at the transfer was being made and he placed White in jail. Bond was later arranged for his appearance in court here. ♦ ■ T- Polls Will Be Located In Chevrolet Showroom Here m The Williamston precinct elecorate will cast its vote in the showrooms of the Chevrolet Motor Company (Gro- More Transfer Company) on Wash ington Street, here next Saturday, the management gladly offering the cour tesy without cost. Several elections have been held there in the past, and the room is very suitable and conveni ent for the people The potls ire schedule to opeif at 4)46, sunrise, and close sharply at 7:10, sunset. Voters are asked not to wait until the last hour or few minutes to visit the polls to east their votes. THE ENTERPRISE MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH Whara the church membership, friends, and the public generally -will honor Mrs. Fannie S. Biggs next Sunday in honor of her eighty-first birth day. Mrs. Biggs, donor of the church building, has been one of its great est benefactresses. * Baptist Church To Celebrate 81st Birthday of Mrs. Fannie S. Biggs With Special Service POPPY SALE K The poppy M 1«, conducted throughout the United States last Saturday, it said to have net with much success, William (ton over selling its quota. Reg Manning, Louise Cook, Ruby Harrison, and Ella Wynn Critcher, selling the poppies locally, turned in $12.50. The money was forwarded to die Washington Auxiliary of die American Legion, where it will be forwarded on to families of veter ans in hospitals. BEAR KILLS HOG; IS LATER SLAIN Vance Price Continues His Reputation as Champion County Bear Hunter Vance Price, Jamesville Township farmer, still leads as Martin County's champion bear hunter. It might be just because he is in a kind of a bear territory, but a reason hardly ever passes without him killing one or two bruins. His experiences have been many with the hog bear, he having hunted alone for the killers of his hogs. La»t week Mr. Price was plowing in his field when he heard a hog squeal. Going by the house for his gun he rushed to the scene and found the hog dead an dthe hear gone. Believing old bruin had made a temporary departure, Mr. Price and his nephew, Henry, ar ranged a hunt of their own. Instruct ing the boy to circle the bear Mr. Price remained near the dead hog and was planning to flush the bruin when the beast made a dash in his direction. When within 20 feet of Mr. Price, the bear started to cliriib a pine tree. The animal ww 10 feet from the ground when Mr. Price fired the first shot. Bruin offereM a stubborn })esii(ant, and at least 12 shots were necessary to kill him. ;' Section's Climate Becoming i More Like That of Florida I That the climate of Eastern North 'Carolina is becoming more like that enjoyed in Florida was vouched for here yesterday, when Mr. W. W. Grif fin, Williams Township farmer, exhib ited green potato vines from last year's I crop. The vines had remained in the ■ field all winter and had lived through , the cold and wet seasons. ,1 Few people have ever heard of po . | tato vines living through a winter in .this part of the country before. ' ♦ Report Amplifiers Already > j Here for Speaking Tonight "Will there be room enough for the , speaking tonight," Robert R. Reynolds, j candidate for the United States sena , torial nomination, asked one of his j supporters over the telephone this morning. He was assured there would J be and that amplifiers were already PRECINCT MEETING) ■* Martin County Democrats will , bold their organisation meetings in the variona precincts next Mon day afternoon at 3 o'clock, it was* f officially announced today by At torney K. S. Peel, chairman of the County . Democratic Executive Pla n a ■ ■ Lommitree. In addition to the reorganization > of the local committees, the party I men will sslectsd delegates to the county convention to be held here within the next few days, Mr. Peel t stated. As thk is a presidential slsction pear, mere interest is the t precinct, county, and State mest > Inge is predicted than is ordinar ily the case. Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, May 31,1932 BUILDING WAS GIVEN BY MRS. BIGGS IN 1915 Large Number Expected To Attend Service Here Next Sunday A church birthday service, in honor of the eighty-first birthday of Mrs. Fannie S. Biggs, is being planned by the Memorial Baptist church for next Sunday morning at the 11 o'clock hour. The entire church organization is being represented in the church birth day party exercises. The church as a whole will assemble, together with the Sunday school membership, the friends of the congregation and many other friends of Mrs. Biggs, who are in no way affiliated with the local church organization. The service is, of course, open to the general public and all who come will be very welcome. For many decades Mrs. Biggs has been closely affiliated with the local church group. She has been a member of the church for a half" century and was a Sunday school teacher in one department for 40 years. The original organization of the church was made in the year 1870, and the beginning membership was com posed of only three persons, a Mrs. Brown, a Mrs. Hadley, and Mrs. Den nis Simmons, who was the sister of Mrs. Biggs. About ten years after the organiza tion was formed, Mrs. Biggs became a member. And from that time has been a most substantial and helpful ser vant of the church. She will, doubtless, be longest re membered and most appreciated by the church membership because of her benefactions to the church and thus to the community and people at large. For in the..ye.§r 1915 she felt inclined to place the organization on a more substantial basis, and to provide it with equipment which has, in very large manner, made it possible for the church to make the many strides it has made in the succeeding years. Out of her bounty, and from /tbe goodness >f her heart, she gave the funds outright wit|j which the splen did church edifice was erected. And when it was dedicated, she gave it, without any qualifications, to the Wil liamston Baptist church, to be used for the service of the community and to the glory of God. This church is a magnificent struc ture and is today one of the most val uable pieces of property in the city, It is equipped with one of the sweet est-toned organs in Eastern Carolina. It has a Sunday school equipment that has made possible a Sunday schopl enrollment of 200. And the church today stands as one of the most pow erful agencies for community Jjttod and religious influence in Williamston. During her many ytars of connec tion with the church, Mrs. Biggs ha* seen the organization grow from a few member* to its prjjent membership of about 300. She HSr seen it advance from the time when Dr. Vann came here from Scotland Neck as its pastor with lervice* once each month, until now when the church carries on a full program of every Sunday service* in the year, with a resident full-time pas tor. Very much of the progress the or ganization ha* made in these year* has been due to the faithful activities of Mn. Biggs, and to her magnificent bounties. And in addition to the gift of the church houie she has, from year to year, put into the organization many other thousand* of dollar*. Because of these benefaction*, and because of its love and appreciation of her, the paitor, membership, anJ friends of the church wanted, in some fitting way, to recognize her •eryfce to the chiirch arid 'the com munity. (Continued on back page) WIDE VARIATION IN ESTIMATES OF VOTE SATURDAY Thirteen Estimates Indicate Around 2,698 Votes Will Be Cast in The County Approximately 2,698 votes will be cast in this county next Saturday, ac cording to estimates furnished by\ po litical observers, including a few of the old-time politicians. The estimates varied from low 2,200 to high 3,070, the average being 2,698. There are many features to the several contests to consider, some of the estimators be lieving the sectional contests within the county will cause an increase in the vote over the one polled in the 19JO primary. In Jamesville, there are two district : men out for the board of education and ja third one out for the State Senate, i It is believed a large vote will be cast ■ there. Williams has its candidate for register of deeds, while Griffins and Bear Grass are each supporting a man I for the board of county commissioners. Interest in other districts is said to be centered around the race for gover nor and United States Senate. Wheth er the line-up will bring out a larger vote than was cast in the June, 1930, primary remains to be seen. Use the blank on this page and see how ac curately you can predict the size of the vote next Saturday. Here's how the 13 estimates of the expected vote next Saturday average by precincts: Jamesville 304 | Williams 121 Griffins 272 Bear Grass 184 Williamston 661 Cross Roads 245 Kobersonville 409 Gold Point 74 Poplar Point 61 Hamilton & Hassell 180 Goose Nest 187 Total 2,698 The Hamilton and Hassell votes were combined in the 1930 primary, and the estimates were made for the two districts on the collective vote. ♦ Methodist Revival Has Successful Closing Here The one-week revival at the Meth odist church was brought to a success ful close last Sunday evening, when many members were added to the roll of the church. —v Visiting ministers/Otcjiprtd the pul pit during the period and large con gregations were reported nightly. Miss Carolyn HosfordJ assistant, left yes terday for Robersonville, where she i» taking part in * meeting there this week. / - • Justice Hassell Moves His Office To New Location Justice of> the Peace J. L. Hassell has moved his office from the building next to Harrison Brothers and Com pany to the one formerly occupied by the Midway Barber Shop in the Gur ganus Building. The Parker Grocery Company, W. H. Gurkin and John Parker, operators, will open in the building formerly occupied by the jus tice's office. Just How Good at Guessing Are You ? Th« iii* pi the vote that will be polled in thU county next Saturday baa been a gueaaing matter, tome cltisana figurine that there will be ar romparatively amall one, and aoma other calculating there will be a large vote polled that day. For the three neareat eati mates or guassas, Thai Enterprise Publiahing Company will give a one-year aubecription lot The Entarpriae to each of the beat guessers. *' Aa an aid to thoee who would like to tee how nearly they can gueaa a vote before it is cast, The Entarpriae haa esaembled tome information that might prove helpful to them. Study it carefully in your •atimata, by praclncta, not later than Thursday of this week. The new regiatration, complete registration, and the number of votea caat, by precincts, in the 1930 primary are a« follows: Your New Total Primary Precinct Gueaa Regiatration Regiatration Vote, 1030 Jamaaville 42 540 317 WilUama * f . ..... 11. 212 .137 Oriffina U 27 471 312 Boar Oraaa .... 5 340 205 , WiWamaton . 1 - 12S 1,217 776 Croaa Roads , , 26 » 353 274 RobersonviOa 62 »05 464 Gold Point w .. 5 11S 92 Poplar Point 16 125 S2 Hamilton 20 277 202* Haaaell _ ...- 7 126 OOOM Meat 1 1-., ..... . 21 399 215 Totala 1 ..... 370 4,9*3 S 3,076 • TUa ia the combined vote of Hamilton and Haaaell in 1930, no pre cinct having been eatahliahed at Haaaell in time for the 1930 primary| The pndact wsa crettad in time for the general election that year, and 71 votea vara caat then. 58 Candidates To Be Before Voters in County Six and Half More Barrels of Flour Given Away Saturday Six and one-half barrels of flour were given to needy families of this snd surrounding townships last Saturday by welfare workers at the distribution center in the temporary quarters of the Red Cross on Main Street here. A few applications were refused, in one case the welfare workers learning that an applicant had no children when he claimed he had 10 children. He might be the fath er of 10, but evidence showed that they were not under his roof or in his care. That applicant received no flour. Silas Green's minstrels, enter taining here last Saturday night at NEGRO CHARGED WITH ENTERING RESIDENCE HERE John Bryant Held Under a $3,000 Bond for Alleged Entering Harris Home John Vance Bryant, local colored man, was placed in the county jail here early last Saturday morning, charged with entering the home of Mr. Reuben H. Harris on West Main Street a short while before. At a pre liminary hearing held before Justice of the Peace J. L. Hassell, the man consistently denied the charge, but the evidence was considered sufficient to hold him and bond in the sum of $3,000 was asked. Bryant f ailed to raise the required amount and was placed in jail to await trial in the June term Martin County Superior Court. . Going to the home of Mr. Harris about 2 o'clock Saturday morning, the | intruder first tried to remove the screen from Mr. Harris' bedroom win dow. He tinkered with the screen sev | eral minutes, and failing to gain an en trance, he went to the dining room window, removed the screen and went into the home. Mr. Harris heard a [noisestarted to greet the burglar. TKe'intruder heard him and jumped i out the window, Mr. Harris firing at his twice without effect. Bloodhounds were called from En field and at 4:30 the trail was picked up. Fifteen minutes later, Bryant was arrested. The imprints in the soft dirt under the windows where flowers were to be planted, checked with those made by Bryant's shoes. The hounds took thetrail in the dining room, jump ed out the window and went straight to the Bryant home near the railroad bridge at the end of West Main Street. Bryant is about 50 years old and has been working in gardens here find ther about town during the past few weeks. He is said to have observed the windows and the approaches to (Continued on the hack page) the expense of local merchants and other business houses, had a big crowd, but as far as welfare ob servers could determine, not a sin gle person asking for flour entered the tent. Many of them were there for the outside sights, but when the time came to enter their oil was out. There was a marked dis appointment registered on their faces, it was said. A third distribution will be made between 2 and 5 o'clock next Sat urday afternoon. Rev. Z. T. Piephoff and Mrs. E. P. Cunningham, assisted by Sup erintendent James C. Manning, handled the distribution last Sat urday. Enterprise Give Returns Primary Day In an effort to serve its patrons and the public generally, The En terprise is making arrangements with the various precinct authori ties and State releases for gather ing the primary returns next Sat urday. Two bulletin boards will be maintained in The Enterprise windows, one for the county and a second for the State returns which will be posted as soon as they are received. During the past several contests the returns for Martin County were tabulated and reported among the first in the State. With the aid of the precinct election author ities, The Enterprise hopes to be able to furnish a cracker-jack serv ice next Saturday. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. ARREST MAN FOR DESERTING WIFE Alton Sawyer, of Columbia, Facing Adultery Charge In. County Court t barged with leaving a family in Columbia, N. C., and running away and living as man and wife with a young woman, Millie Brickhouse, also of Columbia, during the past several weeks at boarding houses here and in Robersonville, Alton Sawyer, middle age white man, was arrested and plac ed in the county jail Sunday afternoon. He was released under bond yesterday morning and is scheduled to appear in recorder s' court here today. Sawyer admits he is married to a Tyrrell County woman, but as an excuse for leaving his family he said lie and his wife had not spoken to each other dur ing the past five years. The case was not called to the at tention of officers until just a day or [two ago when the girls' parents failed to hear from her and started an in quiry. Calling relatives in Elizabeth City where the girl said she was go ing to visit, the parents learned that she had not been there. Sheriff Rey nolds, of Tyrrell County, learned she was living in Robersonville and la asked Chief Wm. Gray of that town, to arrest the man. Local Woman's Club Holds Business Meeting The regular meeting of the local Woman'* Club last Thursday wax featured by a business session. The president, Mrs. Myrtle Brown, the treasurer, Mrs. J. G. Staton, 'and all the standing committees made yearly reports which were very interesting. No other business "of importance was attended to during the afternoon. Because of its comprehensiveness and the insight it gives to the activities of the club and its various departments, it was decided to have the treasurer's report published. It will.be given, in detail, within the next few' days.—Re ported. • Start Delivery of Ballots and Boxes Tomorrow ♦ Mr. Sylvester Peel will start deliver ing ballots and boxes to the various poll holders in the county tomorrow. The Bailey-P(itchard cont'est ballots will he removed from the boxes in the morning with Republicans arid Dem ocrats witnessing the operation, this procedure being considered necessary because Pritchard contested' the vote. Advertisers Will Fnd Out Col un« a Latchkey to Orer Sixteen Hundred Martin County Homes ESTABLISHED 1898 ALL DEMOCRATS BUT TWO; 32 ON STATE TICKET Time for Slinging "Hooey" Is About Spent; Interest Said to be Increasing Ihe time for slinging the political hooey is..about spent, and next Satur day the voters will record the effects all the baloney, advice, good and bad, at the polling places throughout the State.. Martin County is all set for a primary pf medium interest, it is be lieved. There might be a last-minute turn that will add interest, and prob ably Reynolds" talk tonight will start the wheels speeding here. Managers for the three candidates for the nomination of governor are each claiming u lead for his man. Next to- that the race for the United States Senate is attracting the most attention. 1 lie names of 58 office aspirants will be before the voters of this county next Saturday, 32 on the State Demo cratic ticket, two on the State Repub lican cratic ticket, and 4 on the Democratic township tickets. No large vote is expected in the county for Jake F. Newell and George W. Del'riest, Republican candidates for the United States Senate nomina tion. The list of candidates: State Democratic Ticket For United States Senator, for term ending March 3, 1933: Tain C. Bowie, Robert R. Reynolds, Frank D. Grist, and Cameron Morrison. For United States Senator, for term ending March 3, 1V39: Tarn C. Bowie, Frank I), (jrist, Cameron Morrison, Robert R. Reynolds, and Arthur Sini- For Governor: J. t". U. Ehringhaus, Richard T. Fountain. Allen J. Mjjxwell. For, Lieutenant Governor: A.- H. Graham, Denison F. Giles, and David I'. Dellinger." For Secretary of State: James A. liartness, Stacey VV. Wade. , For Auditor: ltaxter Durham, Ches ter O. Bell, George If. Adams. For Attorney Ceneral;' Dennis (i. Hrummitt, Peyton McSwain. "For Commissioner of Labor: Clar ence E. Mitchell, A. L. Fletejier, John 1). Norton, \V. Henry Davis, R. R. Lawrence, B. Fritz Smith. For Corporation Commissioner: E. C. Macon, .Stanley Winborne: -For Insurance Commissioner: Dan C. Honey and I). \V. Morton. Republican State Ballot For United States Senator, for term ending March J, lW>: Jake F. Newell and George W. De Priest. Democratic County Ballot For State Senator, Second Senator ial District (Vote for two): Carl L. Bailey, A. Corey, A. D. Mac Lean. For Register of Deeds: Lucian J. Hardison, J. Sam Getsinger, For Judge Recorder's Court: C. B, Riddick, Herbert (). Peele, and Lewis-; H. l'eel. For Solicitor Recorder's Court: Jos. W. Bailey and W. H. Coburn. For County Commissioners fvote for five): 11. S. Everett, Joshua L. Col train, Henry-C. Greenf John E. Pope, IT. C. Griffin, V. G, Taylor. | For County Board of Education I (vote for three): John W. Eubanks, j Joseph F. Martin, J. F'ason l.illey, E. ' H. Ange.- Cro s s Roads Township Ballot For Constable: 11. O. Daniel and B. B. Biggs. Jamesville Town s hip Ballot For Constable: Clarence Sexton and Joseph H. Holliday. » > Local Merchant Installs Refrigerator Counter Mr. C. O. Moore installed a large refrigerator counter this week which adds considerable to the appearance of his store. The counter is the new est thing in the way of a refrigerator and gives this store ample room to store and keep fresh all perishable food carried by the large grocery store. In this issue of The Enterprise,. Mr. Moore extends a welcome to every one to visit his store and inspect this new equipments, which was made in Ra leigh. • Jordan Street Is Faithful Subscriber To Enterprise Jordan Street, 76 years old and one of the community's most highly re spected colored citiiens, was down bright and early today to renew his subscription to The Enterprise for the itth time. A former employee of the Atlantic Coast Line, he is now enjoying a pen sion, and each year he renews hla En terprise subscription as regularly a* spring follows winter. He is what one might call a reljftble old fellow.