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Makes Trip By Airplane
From New York to Greet
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Gover
nor of New York State, was nominated
on the fourth ballot for the Presidency
of the United States by the Democrats
in their national convention at Chicago
last Friday night. California turned
the nomination to the New York man
when it withdrew its support from
John N. Garner, of Texas.
For Mr. Roosevelt's running mate,
Mr. Garner was nominated by accla
mation Saturday afternoon at 3:30, and
so it will be Roosevett and Garner
against Hoover and Curtis next No
vember. - I
After a hectic night of nominations
and balloting an} a day of rest, the
delegates harmonized, all the aspirants
for the nomination withdrawing their
names except Al Smith, who held out
to the last, and who got only a small
vote. Roosevelt went into the conven
tion with around 665 votes. On the
second ballot and when the
fourth poll was flirted he possessed
sround 700 votes, Texas and California
turning to him and giving him more
than enough votes to assure his nom
ination. Around 770 votes were neces
sary for the nomination.
According to reports coming from
Chicago, some observers predict Al
Smith may bolt and not support the
Democratic ticket next November. He
had no comment to make when he
was asked about supporting the ticket,
apparently indicating he was a bit sore
because of his failure to get the nomi
Going from his Albany home to Chi
cago by airplane, Governor Roosevelt
was given a great ovation when he en
tered the convention hall late Satur
day afternoon to make a brief accept
ance address.
The delegate! started leaving for
their homes late Saturday, when the
work of the convention was just about
completed. Before adjourning, the
convention received a telegram from
Senator George H. Norris, of Nebras
ka, Republican Independent, announc
ing that he would support the Roose
velt-Garner ticket in the November
election. The convention passed a
resolution expressing its gratification
at the Senator's pronouncement.
June Better Than Usual for
Wedding in County;
Whites Again Lead
Despite the depression and hot
weather, June was a fair month for
weddings in this county, Register of
Deeds J. Sam Getsinger issuing eight
marriage licenses during the period.
For the second time since last Sep
tember, the number of licenses issued
to white couples was larger than the
number issued to colored couples, the
county standing five to three last
month. The number of licenses issued
in June was hte largest since last Feb
ruary when 13 couples applied for the
necessary tie-up papers.
Licenses were issued to the follow
ing couples:
Burley L. Martin, of Pitt County,
and Marjorie Clark, of Beaufort Coun
Hugh B. Ward and Mildred Griffin,
both 'of Martin County;
Jos. Lawrence Coltrain and Marie
tfobfey, both of this county;
T. F. Herring and Emma Clyde
Cowen, both of Williamston;
Elbert L. Lowie, of Gastonie, and
*' Mittie I. Brown, of Williamston.
Thurman Cooper and Roberta Jen
kins, both of this county. ..
John Highsmith and Ada Baker,
both of Martin.
Wheeler Brown and Mary Hopkins,
Martin County residents.
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Professor and lira. D. N. Hi*, of
Durham* arrived Saturday to spend
the Fourth with Mrs. Hix's mother.
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Fred Clark, Poplar Point farm
er, last Friday reported the first
cotton blossom of the season in
this section. Hardly ever are
there any blossoms found or re
ported in this county befoure July
The cotton crop is said to have
been increased in the county this
season, but the increase will hard
ly cut a big figure In the produc
tion output, as a whole, aa Martin
farmers have planted very few
acres to the crop during the past
several years on account of the
boll weevil.
Cotton was once a million dol
lar crop annually in this county.
To Start Work On SIO,OOO
Construction Job Within
the Next Two Weeks
A building permit was issued this
week to the Colonial Oil Company, of
Norfolk, Va., for the erection of a gas
oline storage plant on Roanoke River
here, it was* officially announced this
week. Complete details have not been
made public in connection with the
project, but it is understood that the
plant and equipment will cost around
A lot adjoining the plant of the
Standard Oil Company and facing
Highway No. 30 and touching the Ro
anoke on the back was purchased by
the Company some time ago but its use
was not announced at that time. Six
large tanks, with a 25,000-gallon ca
pacity each, will be placed on the lot,
a short distance from the highway,
and a large square will be covered in
concrete, it was stated. Three large
pipes wilt be used in pumping gasoline
from the river boats to the tanks.
F. V. Snyder, engineer for the com
pany, was here this week, making ar
rangements for starting actual con
struction work within the next two or
three weeks, operations now being
held up pending the outcome of an
application for wharfage rights at the
river. No delay should result there,
and with favorable weather the con
struction work of the plant should be
completed some time in August or in
early September.
While the Colonial Oil Company has
very few retailing stations in thi» im
mediate territory, it is understood that
distribution will be made from the
storage plant here to retailers in sev
eral eastern Carolina counties, includ
ing the towns of Greenville, Washing
ton, and Tarboro. Large trucks and
trailer* will be used, it was said.
The plant is the fourth to be locat
ed on the river front here, the Texas,
Standard Oil, and Sinclair companies
having built good-sized stations there
some time ago.
Father of John Weir
Is Critically Injured
J. A. Weir, father .of John Weir,
local barber, waa critically injured in
an automobile accident near Rocking
ham late Saturday afternoon, accord
ing to reports received here. Mr. Weir
it was said, was thrown through the
windshield of the car in whicfi he was
riding when it met in a head-on col
lision with another car. It was said
that he was not expected to live, and
his son left here immediately for
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Elisabeth City at Edenton (10 a. m.)
Colerain at Williamston (10 a, m.)
Edenton at Elizabeth City (4 p. m.)
Williamston at Colerain (4 p. m.)
Elizabeth City at Williamston
Edenton at Windsor
Williamston at Elizabeth City
foltnis at Edenton
No Seines Scheduled
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Sunday, July 3, for Tuesday, July 5,1932
County's Vote in Primary
The following table gives the results of the vote in both the firs
and second primaries in Martin County, by townships, for the Demo>f
cratic nomination for United State* Senator (lone term) and Governor:
Senator Governor Senator Governor
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* M** fc" S • .J « fi (fc
Jamesville 73 140 96 119 75 95 127 148
Williams ..... ... 21 42 - 61 15 50 40 22 SI
Griffins S 30 158 203 19 45 141.. 24 187
Bear Grass 36 182 169 , 51 67 117 69 78
Williamston 289 317 314 310 298 323 275 360
Cross Roada ......... 28 234 249 23 28 205 25 207
Robersonville ...1. 44 294 282 67 39 249 26 233
Gold Point 8 60 69 3 11 S3 2 71
Poplar Point ~ 10 80 69 22 7 79 11 79
Hamilton 32 81 94 18 5 55 19 71
Hassell 3 71 79 3 3 39 4 57
Goose Nest 95 110 148 69 42 107 30 155
Totals ... 669 1.769 1,829 719 670 1,503 634 1,727
Truck Will Start at Rober
sonville, Picking Up
Others En Route
By Miss Lora E. Sleeper
County Home Agent
The girl members of 4-H clubs in
this county desiring to go to camp
will leave from the Robersonville High
School building Tuesday morning at
10 a. m. Each girl should carry a
lunch. The truck will come to the
Everetts school at 10:20 and pick up
members going from there, and then
come on to Williamston at 10:30, at
the Central Service Station, where all
Hamilton, Bear Grass, and Farm Life
Club members will meet.*
During the week the girls will re
ceive courses of instruction in groom
ing, conducted by Miss Nice, home
agent of Pitt County; making a brace
let, conducted by Miss Kathleen Fais
on, home agent of Northampton Coun
ty; and every-day manners, by Mils
sleper, home agent of Martin County.
Congressman*"" Lindsay C. Warren
has secured the use of the Coast Guard
Cutter "Pamlico," for one day during
the camp, arid the campers will be
taken on boating excursions.
From repcfrts coming from the oth
er four countiea in the district, there
will be a larger number of club mem
bers than ever to attend camp this
year. Martin County has, thus far, the
smallest enrollment, but no doubt by
the time to leave there will be a few
more. Thus far'there are 18. This
year the services of a trained nurse
have bene secured and two life-savera.
Instructions have been mailed to all
possible campers telling the necessary
things to carry.
Total Sales in June $130.13,
Increase of $27 Over
Previous Month
By Miss Lora E. Sleeper
The women selling here on the curb
market during the month of June re
ceived (130.13, an increase of (27 over
the total tale* in May. Twenty-two
women took advantage of the privilege
of telling through the curb market.
The selleri came from Everetts, Sandy
Ridge, and Poplar Point.
It is to be regretted that the lack of
transportation facilities keeps many
people from the market. It it to be
hoped that all sellers now having the
advantage of the market will keep a
watchful eye and lend a helping hand
to those deprived because of lack of
funds and help those wanting to tell
to come to the market.
There also seems to be a mistaken
understanding on the part of some of
the folks of the county. The market
is open to any one living in flu rural
sections of the county.
Series of Meetings Will Be
Held in County During
This Week
A series of peanut meetings will be
held in tlVis county this week when a
strong effort will be made to sign up
between 10,00(? and 12,000 bags of
peanuts in a farmers' exchange. The
first of the meetings will be held in
the school house at Jamesville Wed
nesday night at 8 o'clock. Other dates
are as follows: Bear Grass, Thursday,
July 7, 10 a. m.; Farm Life, Thurs
day afternoon,at 3 o'clock; Oak City,
Friday, July 8 at 10 o'clock in the
morning; Hamilton that afternoon at
3 o'clock; Everett*, Saturday, July 9
at 10 a. m. and Robersonville Satur
day afternoon at 3 o'clodlfc
County Agent T. B. Brandon, in a
letter, say*:
"The peanut situation is extremely
bad. Can it become any worse? When
a situation is extremely unfavorable,
there is much opportunity for improve
ment. Is it not possible for the pro
ducers of peanuts of North Carolina
through group action to improve the
situation? Are you willing as a pro
ducer to devote a litfle of your time in
an honest and conscientious effort to
try in a measure to remedy the situ
Martin County farmer! are urged tfc
attend one of these meetings and
make an earnest effort to perfect an
exchange for handling their 1932 crop.
Elizabeth City Loses Fri
day, Giving Locals 1 1-2
Games Lead
The Martins won their eighth game
of the season last Friday over Cole
rain by a 6 to 3 score, thereby tighten
ing the grip on first place in the Albe
marle league. Edenton won over E
lizabeth City the same day, placing
the Jaybirds one and one-half game*
behind the Martins.
Cherry worked on the mound for
the Martins, holding the visitors well
in hand except in one or two innings.
Several close decisions brought pro
tests against the umpires, but even
then the game was a good one.
The visitors led the locals until the
sixth inning when the tide turned and
the score was tied at three-all, the
Martini adding three more a* the
game progressed.
Monday morning, Colerain come*
here to play the Martins at 10 o'clock.
That afternoon, the Martin* go to
Colerain for a second game that day.
No game* will be played Tuesday or
Friday, unless the tie game between
Williamston and Elizabeth City i«
scheduled, and it is likely that the
6»mc will be played on one of tho»e
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Pets. Rept J.C.B. Foun.
20„ Alamance c 20 1972 1670
11 Alexander c 11 730 495
7 Alleghany c ... 7 457 773
13 Anson c 13 2142. 2614
19 Ashe 7 1073 403
19 Avery 9 111 23
27 Beaufort c 27 1493 2923
12 Bertie c 12 618 1570
15 Bladen 2 359 345
16 Brunswick 12 639 217
50 Buncombe c 50 7233 5899
23 Burke c 2» 2441 757
26 Cabarrus c 26 2946 1179
15 Caldwell 12 1277 370
3 Camden c , 3 765 24
26 Carteret 8 799 497
13 Caswell c - 13 1101 378
26 Catawba - 23 2540 968
18 Chatham 14 1269 2220
24 Cherokee 15 789 371
6 Chowan c 6 1362 49
6 Clay c 6 777 22
26 Cleveland 23 3667 1429
22. Columbus 14 1408 1184
20 Craven c 20 1755 1861
123 Cumberland 22 2377 2215
12 Currituck 7 1142 . 78
15 Dare 7 549 12
33 Davidson 31 3621 759
11 Davie 11 831 208
16 Duplin c 16 690 648
30 Durham - 21 2217 218
21 Edgecombe c 21 712 4422
31 Forsythe c 31 4821 2755
10 Franklin 1 22 122
34 Gaston c 34 5001 2700
7 Gates 6 973 132
11 Graham 2 283 48
17 Granville 15 1583 1418
10 Greene c 10 470 1259
15 Halifax c IS 1734 3984
17 Harnett ...,: -14 1028 2220
20 Haywood 10 2916 1152
20 Henderson 16 1712 673
6 Hertford c 6 593 987
10 Hoke 9 504 1059
7 Hyde c ll 7 619 787
22 Iredell c 22 3876 2159
19 Jackson 12 1349 132
19 Johnston 14 1 337 2717
8 Jones c 8 473 682
11 I.eec 11 719 1938
16 Lenoir 15 1310 2921
16 Lenoir c 16 1587 3494
22 Lincoln c 22 1840 1032
17 McDowell 14 2068 505
12 Macon 6 1020 403
23 Madison 14 390 498
12 Martin c 12 719 1829
59 Mecklenburg c 59 7210 7630
14 Montgomery 8 728 952
17 Moore ...... 14 1009 1492
16 Nash 15 909 5535
18 New Hanover 15 2699 2497
16 Northampton c 16 1376 1503
23 Onslow 14 491 1027
15 Orange 12 1265 545
11 Pasquotank c 11 3627 122
15 Pender . 7 472 673
6 Perquimans c 6 1753 47
19 Person 15 1242 604
14 Pitt c 14 1367 5317
6 Polk c 6 1534 136
30 Randolph 22 1978 895
15 Richmond 13 1359 1919
28 Robeson c 28 3767 3760
23 Rockingham 12 916 483
32 Rowan , 29 3682 1918
29 Rutherford c 29 3911 1144
20 Sampson c 20 1150 1860
9 Scotland c 9 1247 1173
19 Stanly 18 1297 471
21 Stokes *:■' 7 214 226
18 Surry 16 3108 508
15 Swam 8 498 451
17 Transylvania 15 1130 518
7 Tyrrell 3 214 40
25 Union 17 1845 2818
13 Vance 11 1297 2115
45 Wake 37 2361 9189
14 Warren 8 434 964
5 Washington 4 787 566
14 Watauga 2 538 473
20 Wayne 15 1164 2450
26 Wilkes c 26 740 388
11 Wilson c 11 1040 4175
13 Yadkins 5 300 125
11 Yancey 10 810 670
When the above tabulation was
made, the recapitulation wai at fol
low*: Precincts, 1829; Precincts heard
from, 1443; total Khringhaus, 155,057;
total Fountain, 137,697.
Few Cases of Contagious
Diseases Reported in June
Comparatively few ca*es of con
tagious diseases were reported in this
I county last month, whooping cough
leading the list, however. There were
14 cases of that disease reported, six
case* in Bear Grata, three in Cross
' Roads, two in Robersonville and two
in Williamston. Two cases of mea»-
j lei, one in Jamesville and one in Bear
Grass were reported to the county
\ health officer, Dr. J. H. Saunders.
There was one cue of German meas-
J le* in Jamesville Township.
i » Club W. L. Pet.
i Williamston , 1 8 3 .727
t Elizabeth City !..., 6 i, .600
e Edenton 6 6 .500
Colerain 2 9 .182
Trails Ehringhaus
By Narrow
Trading of Votes Reported
•In Several Precincts in
Recent Weeks
In the second primary Saturday,
Martin County voters reiterated their
stand of June 4, giving Fountain and
Reynolds substantial majorities over
their opponents. And as Martin Coun
ty went for Robert R. Reynolds, so
did the State, but Khringhaus has evi
dently pushed on to win over Foun
tain by a small margin. '
An exchange of votes was said to be
in evidence in certain precincts of the
county, and other than the large ma
jority polled by Reynolds that was
about the only thing unusual in the
primary here Saturday. This alleged
exchange effected no great change in
the final vote, for Reynolds won in a
walk, and Khringhaus was several
jumps ahead of Fountain.
Morrison failed to cary a single pre
cinct and Khringhaus led only one in
the county, Reynolds gaining nearly
300 and Fountain gaining M) 2. There
was a marked change in the William
ston precinct vote for governor, Kh
ringhaus gaining 35 votes to come with
in 3 votes of beating Fountain. And
the vote was close between Morrison
and Reynolds, in this precinct, there
being a difference of only 13 votes for
the short term.
While there were no county politics
connected wftlv the primary, a com
paratively heavy vote was cast, the
count falling under, the June 4 count
by only 341.
The vote in every precinct in the
county was about in proportion to that
cast June 4, except in Williams, and
that went for Reynolds, after giving
Morrison a majority in June.
Fletcher led Mitchell in this county
by 591 votes and late reports indicat
ed, that Fletcher was leading in the
state. The count in Martin County
was: Fletcher, 1,241; Mitchell .650.
Young Girl Sent Up From
This County Caught
After Escape
The Martin County jail and the fare
there are far better than that receiv
ed at the Caswell Training School or
at home, Janie Jarrell, wayward Grif
fins Township girl, told officers here
following her escape from the Lenoir
institution and her arrest in this coun
ty last week.
Charging ill treatment at the hands
of the Caswell Training school author
ities, the 15-year-old girl ran away
from the institution with May Brady
who was sent there from Guilford
County. The two of them begged
rides along the highways and reached
the Jarrell girl's home within a few
hours after their escape. But they
had not been there long before of
ficers wfcre on their trails and the
Jarrell girl was taken into custody,ithe
other girl escaping the officers just as
they approached the home. She was
arrested last Friday afternoon and the
two are now awaiting their return to
the correctional institution.
The Jarrell. girl was sent to the in
stitution about three weeks ago fol
lowing her arrest in Griffins Town
ship. She told officers here yesterday
that she preferred to remain in the
Martin County jail rather than to re
turn to the Caswell fchool or remain
at her own home.
American Legion Juniors
Lose To Roanoke Rapids
The young boys' team, sponsored
by the John Walton Hassell post of
the American Legion was eliminated
by Roanoke Rapids there Friday after
noon from further participation in the
State baseball contest conducted on a
national scale by the American Legion.
The locals lost by a 24 to 0 score, it
was reported.
Advertisers Will Pad Oar Col~
una a latrhkw to Over Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Homes
100,000 MAJORITY
Fountain Trailing Ehring
haus by 10,000 Votes; 300
Precincts To Report
Robt'rt Reynolds annexed the Dem
ocratic nomination for United States
Senator by an overwhelming major-
ity in the Saturday primary, winning
by a lead estimated at more than 100,-
000 votes. The count of votes for
governor was close at 6 o'clock Sun
day morning when Khringhaus was
leading by a 10, vote margin. At
that time 300 precincts had not been
heard -from, and white the Klizabeth
City man had the. advantage there
was some doubt evident in the reports
as to who will represent the Demo
crats in the governor's race next No
At 6 o'clock Sunday morning, all but
ly counties had reported their com
plete returns, and in those it was
hardly more than possible that Foun
tain would break even, but he was
making a surprising race and the final
count might alter the outcome.
It was a Reynolds and Fountain
primary all right, but Reynolds rode
in the*frunt seat. And while Reynolds
registered a landside, the old Demo
cratic spirit still prevailed with Cam
Morrison. "1 congratulate you upon
your nomination and assure you that
you and the whole ticket will have my
loyal support," MS. Morrison said in
a telegram 'to his opponent* - early
Sunday morning.
In the primary, the large vote of
Reynolds and the close contest of
fered Khringhaus by Fountain were
the surprises of the day,
The 47-year-old lawyer, of Asheville,
took the lead for the Senate as the
first returns began to trickle in, and
increased it steadily.
Williamston Young Woman
Included in The List of
Teachers Next Term
A few new teachers will serve in the
Oak C ity school (acuity during- the
1932-33 term, according to an announce
nient made this week by Principal H.
M. Ainsley, reelected to head the
schools there during the coining term.
Tht names of the 1932-33 term fac
ulty and the grades assigned the teach
ers are:
First grade, Miss Josephine Harri
son, Williamston.
Second grade, Miss Lena Cherry
Allsbrook, Scotland Neck.
Third grade, Miss Adeline Tew, of
Portsmouth, Va.
Fourth grade, Miss Ruth Pittman,
Fifth grade, Miss Julia Holloway,
Macon, Ga.
Sixth grade, Miss Ernestine John
son, Kobersonville.
Seventh grade, Miss Elizabeth
Whichard, Bethel.
High school: Miss Myrtis Zetter
ower, English and French, States
boro, Ga.
Miss Eunice Mae Kountree, home
economics and science, Sunbury. *
Mr. S. P. Williams, Gold Poi(it, his
tory and science.
Mr. H. M. Ainsley, Oak City, prin
cipal and geometry and algebra.
The Oak City school, included in
the list of accredited schools since
1924, is organized on the hour system
and operates on a six-hour daily sched
ule. Among the subjects offered there,
probably home economics is more
widely patronized than any other one.
as it reaches into the cre
ating relations that are very marked
between the pupily and the school pa
Principal Ainsley stated that all the
pupils are cooperative and generally
are frank and honest. The school en
joys a freedom of fine spirit in the
extra school activities as well aa in
social and classrooSn work, 'it was
pointed oQt by the school man.

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