Watah «m Label On Yom 9mm Aa It- Carrise KM DM wE» Ymm Irtinfrlluii Expires VOLUME XXXV—NUMBER 35 SLOW TO SIGN UP IN COUNTY FOR SALE OF PEANUTS 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. ! PLAN CANNING MEETS IN JULY 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 ways. 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 THfrisNTERPRISE 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 U.S. PRESS SPENT $600,000 TO COVER G.O.P. GATHERING 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. LOCALS LOSE; TIED FOR TOP ■ ♦ - Dick Cherry la Added To Martin's Pitching Staff, To Pitch Today ■■ ■ • — 1 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 hits. 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. [STANDING OF CLUBS^I 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. MANY THANKS - By CHARLES H. DICKEY "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 papers?" "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 marked. "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. , COUNTY NATIVE DIES IN HALIFAX 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 there. 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. AGED WOMAN OF HAMILTON DIED FRIDAY, JUNE 24 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 Hamilton. Active pall-bearers were members of the Rocky Mount fire department, of which Mr. Joe W. Council is a mem ber. WOODLANDS OF COUNTY YIELD LARGE INCOME » —— County Farmers Received $161,199 Gross Return During 1929 Br R. W. QRAEBER 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. BELIEVE IT OR HOT ) 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 expense. 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. GUESS AGAIN 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 MACEDONIA CLUB MET WEDNESDAY 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 stration. 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 porter. 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 mers. - "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 worms. 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 stood. 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. J. A. TEEL DIED AT HOME HERE MONDAY NOON 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 Teel. 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 etery. 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 season. 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 growing. 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 church. 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 today. f WHERE THEY PLAY j TUESDAY, JUNE 28th Williamston at Edenton • Elizabeth City at Colerain. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29th Colerain at Elizabeth City Edenton at Williamston THURSDAY, JUNE 30th Elizabeth City at Edenton WiUiamiton at Windsor VRIDAY, JULY IH Edenton at Elizabeth City 1 Colerain at Williamston AiIIWUmh W1 MOV COl on a Latchkey to Ow lU« Hnlttd Martin Canity Horn— ESTABLISHED 1898 BIDS ASKED FOR HANDLING MAIL FROM PLYMOUTH 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. IS INDICTED FOR HAULING LIQUOR 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 stated. 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 Legion. 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.