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Halifax County Signs More
Than 10,000 Bags At
Two Meetings
_ "While thousands of bags of peanut*
have been signed up in the farmers'
exchange now in the process of forma
tion for handling peanuts in the pes*
nut areas of the country, none has been
signed here as far as it could be learn
ed this week. Just what efforts will
be made from now until September,
when the time for formation is over,
about creating an exchange in this
county are not known.
At a county meeting held in the
courthouse a few weeks ago, the few
farmers there expressed themselves as
being heartily in favor of ike ex
change, «nd went so far as to pledge
their time and effort in carrying the
proposition to the several communi
ties of the county. According to last
reports not a community meeting has
been held and it is not known wheth
er or not those selected to head the
exchange in this county will accept.
The organization task is no little one,
and it is hoped that the 10,000 or 12,000
bag sign-up necessary .to assure the
operation of the exchange in this coun
ty can be had long before the time is
spent for the organization of the mar
keting system.
From over in Halifax conies a re
port stating that nearly 10,000 bags of
the 1932 crop were signed up at two
community meetings recently, indicat
ing that that county will more than
subscribe its quota. Other counties
in the eastern North Carolina peanut
section are going ahead with the sign
up, it is understood, and it is hoped
that Martin farmers will interest them
selves more in the proposed exchange.
A. L. Gibson, Federal Farm Board
representative, pointed out in a talk
jn this county a few weeks ago that
one of the largest crops ever attempt
ed in this country was now in
making, and that unless some market
ing arrangements were made it would
be advisable for -farmers to not dig
their peanuts but leave them in the
fields for the hogs.
County Farm Agent T. B. Brandon
has a number of contracts and he will
be glad to explain th& regulations
therein to any farmer wishing to en
ter into the exchange. He is also
available to hold meetings in the sev
eral communities where the proposi
tion can be explained and discussed
before a group of farmers interested
in the movement. !
Definite Schedule of Meets
Will Be Worked Out
and Announced
By Miaa Lora E. Sleeper, Agmt
It ha* come to my attention this
week that many of the women in the
county are still persisting in using pre
servatives for canning. Canning meet
ings will be held in July, and all wo
men are invited to attend. A definite
schedule of meetings will be worked
out for the benefit of each woman in
the county. In the meantime, women
canning non-acid vegetables, tuch as
string-beans, squash, butter beans,
okra, corn, and butter beans, are urged
to use the intermittent process for
canning wherever the steam pressure
cooker is not available. One hour
from the garden to the can is a good
rule. Begin with fresh vegetables al
Blanche string beans in boiling wa
ter 3 to 5 minutes, pack in hot ster
ilised jars, add 1 teaspoon salt for each
quart jar, partially seal and place in
the water bath. Water should come
to the shoulder of the jar. Count from
time water boils 1 hour and 20 min
utes; seal jar securely and let cool.
The second day process the jar again
1 hour and 20 minutes without un
sealing the jar. The third day do
this again and this becomes the only
surety of killing possible spore-form
ing bacteria. Non-acid vegetables be
come poisonous to the human body
when not properly canned.
Mrs. Mamie Godard M'Cabe
Dies in Richmond Hospital
Mrs. Mamie Godard McCabe, a na
tive of this county, died in £ Rich
mond Hospital week before last aad
wit buried there Sunday, June !».
L!rs. McCabe, daughter of Sylvester
Gotttrd and wife, Cornelia Stallings
Godard, was reared in the home of
her aunt, Un. Simon D. Griffin, her
mother having died while her daugh
ter was quite young. Soon after she
was grown she moved to Richmond to
make her home. She was 43 years old.
She leaves a brother, Howard S.
Godard, of Clarendon, Va., and one
sister,' Mrs. A. C. Granger, o* Ash
land, Va. She also leaves a number of
Everybody Will
Fourth Except County Boards
According to official announce
ment* made here this week, next
Monday, die Fourth of July, will
be generally observed by the lo
cal stores and business houses aa
a holiday. The postoffice will be
closed for the day, ytd no city or
rural deliveries will be mads, the
only postal service to be offered
will be the distribution of first
class matter in the boxes at the
post office. ,
The boards of education and
county commissioners are sched
uled to meet that day, and a holi
day will hardly bo observed that
$600,000 TO COVER
More Than 700 Journalists
Write 5,000,000 Words
About Convention
Although the Republican National
Convention was commonly referred to
as a "cut and dried thing" or a ratify
ing group, it cost the United States
press $600,000 to tell the people that
was what it was. More than 700 jour
nalists were there, sending more than
5,000,000 words back home for the
folks to read and learn all about a
gathering of human beings that acted
more as jackasses than as humans.
And the braying isn't all over, for the |
Democrats opened yesterday what
'sounded more like a brawl than a con
tention for the nomination of a candi
date for the United States presidency.
| The Republicans had a problem on
I their hands two weeks ago all right.
They either had to renominate Mr.
Hoover or admit failure. No doubt
they hated to do it, but they nominat
ed Mr. Hoover and Mr. Curtis again.
And while the Republicans were pon
dering over their problems two weeks
ago, the Democrats this week are try
ing to pacify the nearly a doien selfish
politicians who are seeking the nomi
nation each for himself regardless of
harmony in the long-disturbed Demo
cratic gang.
It might be that the Democrats will
center on Franklin D. Roosevelt, nomi
nate him, talk about the Republicans
and then return home within a few
days. On the other hand, it might be
that they will argue and wrangle for'
weeks and destroy whatever oppor-'
tunities there are for a Democratic vic
tory next November.
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Dick Cherry la Added To
Martin's Pitching Staff,
To Pitch Today
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Losing to Colerain at Colerain last
Friday, the Martins lost their hold on
the top rung in the Albemarle League
and stepped down a notch to tie with
Elizabeth City for first place. The
game last Friday was a lifeless one,
the Colerain nine winning 7 to L" Kug
ler pitched for the locals, allowing 13
It was the second win the season for
Ctflerain, that team still holding fourth
or bottom place in the league stand
ing. Edenton continues in third place
with a percentage of .375.
The afternoon, the Martins are play
ing the Colonials in Edenton. " Eliza
beth City is at Colerain. Tomorrow
Edenton comes here and Colerain goes
to Elizabeth City.
Last Saturday, the Martin invaded
Snow Hill and brought back a 3 to 2
victory after battling for it during 13
innings. Herring was on the mound
for the locals, yielding 12 hit*, but all
scattered ones. The local* bunch
their six hits to win the game.
Stock in the local baseball club was
advanced several notches today when
it was announced that Dick Cherry
had lined up with the Martins. He is
scheduled to pitch against Edenton at
Edenton this afternoon, and when he
is not pitching he ia expected to play
4 position in the field, it was stated.
Regular Meeting Skewarkee
Lodge Masons Tonight at 8
Skewarkee Lodge, No. 90, A. F. anil
A. M., tonight at 8 o'clock in the
lodge rooms. While the session will
be ahort, there are a number of im
portant business matters to be settled,
and a full attendance of the members
is urgently requested by the officers.
Club „ W. . L. Pet.
Williamston 5 2 314
Elizabeth City Y t JU
Edenton 3 S .371
Colerain 2 6 250
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, June 28,1932
day by the county officers. The
offices, however, might be closed
• little earlier than the uaual time.
Budgets will be rtiacuaed by both
boards, that business being about
all scheduled (or consideration that
day, it is understood.
To better serve its patrons, the
Enterprise is considering publish
ing an early edition Sunday, jwith
the primary returns, end closing
shop Monday.
As far as It is Jmown hare, no
local celebrations will be held that
day, but many local people are
planning to spend the week-end at
Washington and at the seashore.
"What do you think of the Enter
prise force in your town?" It was
Frank Smethurst speaking—managing
editor of the News and Observer.
"From Snowball right on up," I an
swered, "they're all right."
"How do you get along with them?"
he queried.
"Best you ever saw," I answered.
"I've never asked them for anything
yet without getting it. And I'd turn
every last one of 'em a trick if I could,
day or night."
Then Mr. Smethurst said, "I think
the Enterprise editorial page is the
best editorial page in the State." „
"You mean, of course," I said, "that
it's the best page among the smaller
"No," he said, "I don't mean that.
It is my reasoned judgment that it is
the best editorial page in North Car
olina today—weekly or daily."
"That's saying a good deal," I re
"I know it/' he said. "But that's
what I'm saying."
„ And so I came on back liome with
another cause for pride in the home
town makeup. ,
Funeral for C. F. Burroughs
In Scotland Neck a! 1 11
O'clock Tomorrow
C. Frank Burroughs, a native of this
i county, died at his home in Scotland
Neck yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock
following a long illness, a complica
tion of diseases resulting in his death.
The son of the late John Burroughs
and wife, Mr. Burroughs was born
near Everetts 54 years ago. When a
young man he moved to Robersonville
where he worked for several years,
going from there to Scotland Neck.
He developed a big business in the
Halifax town and was recognized as
one of the most ardent religioua lead
ers in the community, taking an ac
tive part in the support of the Scot
land Neck Baptist church.
His wife, Miss Orisa Berry, of Ay
den, before her marriage, with one
iion, Danford Burroughs, of Winston-
Salem, survives. He also leave* one
sister, Mrs. Clayton Keel, t>f Rober
sonville, and three brothers, Messrs.
Dowell Burroughs, of Norfolk, Chas.
Burroughs, of Goldsboro, and Walter
Burroughs, of Georgia.
Funeral services will be held in the
Scotland Neck Baptist church tomor
row morning at 11 o'clock, and inter
ment will follow in the cemetery
Many Hear Mrs. Marshall
at Baptist Church Sunday
Mrs. ojsephine Marshall, home from
• period of missionary service on the
Japanese field, ipoke interestingly Sun
day night to a large gathering of peo
ple in the auditorium of the local Bap
tist church.
Mrs. Marshall and her huksand went j
out from Williamston two years ago.
He came home to make a tour of the
States with a Japanese baseball out
fit, and this gave Mrs. Marshall an
opportunity to visit her parents and
her friends in this section.
The address she made was well de
livered and greatly appreciated by all
those who heard her..
Plans Are Being Made for
Club Camp This Summer
By Miaa Lora K. Sleeper
Plans for camp are being shaped up
this week and all girls who have done
satisfactory club work have the privi
lege of attending. This will be a
much better camp than ever held be
fore. The home agents from Edge
combe, Pitt, Northampton, Beaufort,
and Martin Counties will be camp in
structors and chaperones. All camp
ers this year arc asked to carry a
plate, fork, knife, and spoon besides
bed linen.
Mrs. Lucy Eleanor Council
Funeral Held at Home
In Hamilton Sunday
i /
Mrs. Lucy Eleanor Council, a mtm
(ber of one of Martin County'* oldest
and most prominent families, died in
a Rocky Mount hospital last Fri
day following a brief illness. Death
resulted from an enlargement of the
I spleen and a complication of diseases.
Up until a few days ago, Mrs. Council
was very active, even though she had
passed the 70-year mark in life. She
was removed to the hospital the early
part of last week, and was thought to
have been getting along very well un
til she suddenly grew worse and died
Friday afternoon about 4 o'clock.
Mrs. Council, daughter of the late J.
W. and Martha Martin Winberry, was
born and reared near Hamilton. In
early womanhood she was married to
Wiley Council, (who difcd about 25
years ago. A number of years ago
the family moved to Hamilton, where
she enjoyed a large friendship. For
nearly SO years she was a member of
the Baptist church there-
Funeral services were conducted
from the late home Sunday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock by Rev. Mr. Smith,
pastor of the Baptist church there.
Interment was in the Council ceme
tery on the home farm, three miles
from Hamilton.
She leaves two daughters. Miss Mar
tha Council and Mrs. Helen Andrews,
of Hamilton; and three aons, Messrs.
Joe W. Council, of' Rocky Mount; C.
B. Council, of Washington City; and
C. J. Council, of Asheville. She also
leaves one sister, Mrs. W. A. Peel, of
Active pall-bearers were members of
the Rocky Mount fire department, of
which Mr. Joe W. Council is a mem
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County Farmers Received
$161,199 Gross Return
During 1929
Extension Forester
Many people will be aurprised to learn
just what the farm woodlands in Mar
tin County give the farmers in the
way of income. According to the lat
est figures available, the U. S. Census
Report for the year 1929, the harvest
of farm forest products for that year
was as follows: 1,867,000 board feet
of lumber and logs; 30,531 cords of
firewood; 5,866 fence posts; and 158
poles and piling.
It is rather difficult to figure the
value of these products because many
of them were used by the farmer him
self. But figured at the common mar
ket price at that time, the total value
of these forest products to the Mar
tin County woodland owners was a
bout $161,199.
This is quite a sizable income to re
ceive in one year from the one por
tion of these farma—the one crop—
which has received no care, no fertility
er or cultivation, and costs only the
normal tax on those acres.
Give the woods an "even break."
This is the only part of the farm that
produces a crop without care, fertiliza
tion or cultivation. In seasons of
drought or excessive rains, it keeps
right on growing. Late or early frosts,
or the severest winter weather does
not jjpjure it. When all other crops
fail, the farm woodland carries on its
job of producing wood. And though
the owner slashes it to pieces with
careless and wasteful cutting, this one
crop comes right back for more.
Certainly, a crop that will do this
deserves encouragement and better
treatment than many farmers usually
give it. All it requires is protection
from fire and a little more care in cut
tlng operations. Your county agent
can tell you how to give this crop a
"fair chance" in its effort to produce
a reasonable share of the farm income.
Accidents Result in Sixteen
Deaths Over the Week~end\
As many as sixteen people lost their
lives in the South over the week-end,
three of the deaths occuring in this
section from drowning.
Salisbury, N. C. Imril repu
table citizens report that they re
cently MW a rabbit slap a dog in
the be* and than chase the canine,
catch k by the tail and shake it
much Is the discomfiture of the
dog- The rabbk belongs to Q. L,
YingUng and ie a large CMcbOla
animal 'while the dog waa a neigh-
small fox terrier.
Enterprise Will
Primary Returns Saturday
With the aid of the various poll
holders and others. The Enter
prise -ie planning to offer the pri
mary returns aa they are counted
in the county and State next Sat
urday night The company will
keep open houae all night long and
the public is invited to watch the
returns. Special connections will
be maintained for the State re
turns, and Martin County poll
holders are earnestly asked to for
ward the returns as rapidly as the
counts are made at the company's
Returns should find their way
to the various headquarters earlier
thia Saturday than they did on the
night of June 4, aa only four con
tests, two candidates each
are on the State ticket. Of course.
And how many votfes do you think
will be cast in the second primary in
the 12 precincts of the cotinty next
Saturday? Are you a good guesser?
Then estimate the numbjer of votes
that will be cast, by precincts, just to
see how near you can come to the
total number. The June 4 plenary
vote is given here, by precincts, as an
aid in nuking your estimates:
Precinct June 4 Your Oueaa
Jamesville 368 ...
Williams 149
Griffins 279
Bear Grass 208
Williainston 714
Cross Roads 282
Robei*son*ille 362
Gold Point 82
Poplar I'oint 94 ~.X
Hamilton 96
Hasaell 66
Goose Nest 189 ......
Total 2,289
Discuss Plans at Home of
Mrs. Lilley for Annual
Field Day Events
The Macedonia Home Demonstra
tion Clul> held it* regular meeting last
Wednesday in the home of Mrs. J.
Eason I.illey. After the opening ex
ercises, plans for a field-day meet were
discussed The field day will be held
at the home of Mrs. Will Taylor on
the Washington road in August, the
members favoring combining the colm
ty dinner usually held each year with
the field day event.
A helpful demonstration, "Ironing
Problems," was given by Miss Sleep
er, proper covering for the ironing
board, making covers, relation of the
height of the ironing board to the
convenience and comfort of the wojjc
er, methods of ironing cotton, linen
and silk were mentioned. Each wo
man present received pressing cush
ion patterns for pressing sleeves. A
few members remembered to 'bring
stained materials as Jiad been request
ed and the stains were removed by
Miss Sleeper as a part W the demon
The club was invited to hold its
July meeting in the home of Mrs.
George E .Peel. This will begin the
work in food preservation.
At the close of the meeting, Hhe
hostess served Very refreshing iced
tea and sandwiches. The hostess in
vited all the ladies to iher saw dust
pile and each was given a bag of
dust preparatory for making the sleeve
cushions. —Mrs. J. David Griffin, re
Horn Worm Causing Much
Damage To Tobacco Crop
WhflTit ha* not reached the icrious
itage, damage cauied by horn worms
to tobacco in this section is being re
ported by many Martin County far
- "We are planning to dust our crop
with arsenate of lead if the worm
continues its damage," Mr. S. Claude
Griffin said yesterday.. Arsenate of
was mentioned as one of the best
poisons for use in combatting the
A few farmers are planning to har
vest the first of the 1932 tobacco crop
next week in this section, but that
work will hardly be underway to any
great extent before week after next or
the week following that, it is under
Mr. E. T. Eichelberger, treasurer of
the Standard Wholesale Phosphate
and Acid Works, Baltimore, is here
this week in the interest of his com
pany. He was accompanied by Miss
Wise, also of Baltimore, who is visit
ing Miss Mary Ann Crockett.
the returns will be delayed in »
number of counties whars many
second primary contests of a lo
cal natcre are scheduled.
In thia county the voters will
have only four conteata to decide,
Cameron Morriaon and Bob Ray
nolds for the abort term in the
Senate and the same two for the
long term in the United States
Senate; J. C. B. Ehringhaua and
Richard T. Fountain for the gov
ernorship nomination; and A. L.
Fletcher and Clarence Mitchell for
commiaaioner of labor.
Griffina Precinct ted die 12 vot
ing places in the county June 4
with the firat returns announced,
and it ia hoped that complete
counts can be had by not later
than 10:30 or 11 o'clock Saturday
night of thia week.
Was Register o! Deeds for
This County During An
Eight-year Term
James A. Teel, a leading politician
in this county during the late eighties
and early nineties, died at his home on
West Main Street here yesterday at
12:30 o'clock following a stroke of
paralysis suffered several days before.
He had been in declining health for
some time, but his condition was not
considered serious until he suffered a
paralytic stroke Saturday evening,
June 18.
Mr. Teel, 71 years old last month,
was born and reared in Robersonville,
moving to Williamston following his
election as register of deeds for this
county in December, 1888. He held
that office for eight years.
In early manhood he was married to
Miss Bettie Mobley, who with three
sons, Val Teel, of Williamston; Wil
lard Teel, of Fjirmville, and Russell
Teel, of Boston, survives. One sister,
Mrs. W. H. Hendrix, of New Brook
lin, S. C., also survives. He also leaves
a number of grandchildren. Mr. Teel
was the son of the late J. L. Teel, a
practicing physician in this county for
a number of years during the Civil
War period, and wife, Bettie Moore
Following an injury to his ankle
suffered when he stepped from an au
tomobile several years ago, he was not
very active, but he continued to spend
much o.' his time fishing, a favorite
sport with him for years.
In early life he joined the Chris
tian church, and always took a mark
ed interest in the welfare of his fel
low man, regardless of position or sta
tion in life.
Funeral services will be held this
afternoon at 4 o'clock from the home
with Rev. C. H. Pickey and Rev. C".
T. Rogers conducting the last ritea.
Interment will be in the Baptist cem
Special Service for Word
War Vets Here Sunday
[ The members of the Martin County
branch of the American Legion jind
all other World War veterans are
planning to attend chilrch next Sun
day night in a body at the Memorial
Baptist church.
This is the Sunday nearest the fourth
of Julyt- and in this way the service
will be altogether appropriate to the
Beginning here a few weeks ago
with a handfuj of members, the John
Walton Hassell Post has reached a
membership of nearly fifty, and is still
The general public is invited to this
service. The members of the post
are planning to meet in their club
room and march in a body to the
Mrs. H. D. Murrell Dies
• At Jacksonville Home
Mrs. H. D. Murrell, an aunt Jf Mrs.
G. H. Harrison, of this'place, died in
Jacksonville, Fla., yesterday. Mrs.
Murrell was well known to many peo
ple in'this county and was prominent
ly connected in Eastern North Caro
lina. She was buried in Jacksonville
Williamston at Edenton •
Elizabeth City at Colerain.
Colerain at Elizabeth City
Edenton at Williamston
Elizabeth City at Edenton
WiUiamiton at Windsor
Edenton at Elizabeth City
1 Colerain at Williamston
on a Latchkey to Ow lU«
Hnlttd Martin Canity Horn—
No Details of the Proposed
Norfolk-Wilson Route
Are Announced
Bids are being asked this week by
the postal authorities for carrying the
mail to Plymouth and from Plymouth
to Williamston, the contract to he ef
fective beginning July 1, it was learned
from Postmaster Jesse T. Price here
yesterday. In his letter announcing
the bids Inspector Elam said nothing
about establishing other routes to con
nect with .the one proposed between
here and Plymouth, and it is not known
just at this time how the mails will
be handled for those towns now served
by Norfolk and Raleigh trains, but
which will be without service when the
trains are discontinued this week un
less other arrangements are made.
Postal patrons served by the Nor
folk Southern trains are said to have
asked the authorities to establish star
routes between Williamston and Nor
folk and between here and Wilson,
via Farmville, Greenville, and Wash
ington, both to connect with the Ply
mouth bus. It is not known at this
time whether that arrangement will
be effected or not.
According to Mr. Elam's letter, re
ceived this week, mails will be handled
once each way between here and Ply
mouth during five days a week. The
mails would leave Plymouth at 7:30
p. m. daily except Saturday and Sun
day, arriving at Williamston about
8:15. Mails would leave Williamston
not later than 6 a. ni. daily except Sun
day and Monday. There are no con
nections available either here or at
Plymouth at the present time except
the Coast Line trains and the Bab
cock busses, but none of them will
connect with the newly proposed
schedule. It must bc~that other routes
will be established, J.ut no official in
forijiation could be hid today as to
connectiong schedule-, with the newly
proposed route to and from Plymouth.
The bids call for the handling of
first-class mail, newspapers, special
1 handling matter and special delivery
parcel post.
Noi stops al points between here and
Plymouth were noted in the contract
blanks received here.
Martin Man Arraigned In
Pitt County Recorder's
Court Today
J. 1). VVynn, prominent  itize'n of
the Bear Grass community, is being
arraigned HI the l'itt County Record
er's Court, GreenviJle, today for the
alleged transportation of 30 gallons
of litiuor to that town last Wednesday
VVynn. a member of the Bear
Grass school board and a member of
the Democratic executive committee
in. his precinct, was formally charged
with the act last Thursday afternoon
when officers, visited him at his home
in this county. He was recognized
without having to post bond, it was
The car, a Ford roadster, belonging
to John Howard Taylor, a neighbor
of Wynn's, was parked on a corner in
Greenville, where prospective custom
ers were to have been met, the names
of whom were not mentioned. Police
appeared on the scene first, and Wynn
is said to have fled, escaping the offi
cers when he plunged into Tar River
and drifted down stream a hundred
yards or more. A colored man, living
near the river,-is said to have fired
upon the man, thinking him to be a
burglar. The shot did not take effect,
it was reported.
It was stated here that the officers
had a weak case against the man, but
the outcome of the trial had not been
learned here at noon today.
Plans Complete /or Legion
Fiddlers' Convention Here
Arrangements are complete for an
old-time 4 fiddlers' convention to be
held in the high school auditorium
here Friday evening of this week at
8 o'clock, and sponosred by the Jno.
Walton Hassell post of the American
Judge Francis D. Winston, of Wind
sor will open the convention and act
as master of ceremonies, it wa» an
nounced this morning. The judge U
very much at home at a convention of
this kind, and he alone will afford
the spectators much pleasure.
Approximately 50 prizes have been
collected and will be given away to
the holders of lucky uumbert in the
audience. Fiddlers from this and »ev
eral counties are planning to be here
and take part in the program, it wms
stated, and two special quartets are
slated to sing that night.
Proceeds wfll be used in establish
ing county hMdqmrttrt for the legion
post here.

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