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Confiscate Auto and Truck
and Arrest Three Men
is Wednesday
Federal prohibition enforcement of
ficers made one of their largest raids in
thia section in some time when they
confiscated an automobile and a truck
and 315 gallons of choice Pasquotank
liquors near here on Highway No. 30
laat Wednesday afternoon.
The raid, conducted by P. M.
Caudle, of Wilson, and Agents Brin-I
son, McCaskel, , Hughes and Coats, I
was arranged following the receipt of
information from Elizabeth City, it is
understood. The officers stationed
themselves on the Roanoke River fill
and had waited only a short while
when the Chevrolet truck, presumably
loaded with irish potatoes, was stop
ped. Investigating the truck cargo, the
raiders found 63 five-gallon jugs care
fully packed under the potatoes. Al
len Smith, colored driver, said to be
experienced in the transportation busi
ness, was arrested and in default of
bond, he is now in jail awaiting trial
in the October term of federal court
at Washington.
Operating a convoy car, James A.
Berkley and Jarvis W. Cooper, were
also arrested along with the" colored
truck driver, the officers filing a com
plaint alleging conspiracy to violate
the National Prohibition Act. As
neither the government nor the de
fendants were ready for a hearing, the
case was continued until August 9,
Berkley and Cooper going to jail
where they are awaiting trial.-
Smith told officers that he was on
his way to Greenville, but he claimed
he did not know to whom delivery
was to be made. He also claimed that
he did not know there was anything
on the truck other than the potatoes.
A man named Williams, of Camden,
was said to have hired Allen to drive
the truck. According to reports, Al
len has hauled many fruits and vege
tables in the past.
Barkley is said to have recently
paid a $250 fine in the Pasquotank re
corder's court for allegedly violating
the liquor laws, and Cooper is now
facing a liquor charge in the next
term of federal court at Elizabeth
The cargo of 315 gallons of liquor
was unloaded and poured out and
burned near the old Silver Slipper fill
inif station, near the county home.
The potatoes were turned over to
county charity. The government is
holding the truck and Chevrolet car,
pending the outcome of the trials next
Funeral This Afternoon at
Home in Poplar Point
Jesse A. Leggeft, one time leader in
Martin County politic* and prominent
citizen of the Spring Green section of
Poplar Point Township, died at hia
home there yesterday* afternoon at 3
o'clock from a complication of di
aeaaes. He had been an invalid for
some time, suffering with rheumatism,
high blood pressure and pellagra. Dur
ing the greater part of the past year,
he was confined to his bed.
The son of Stanley and Elizabeth
Griffin Leggett, Mr. Leggett was born
in the community where he was rear
ed and where he died. He was 66
years old, and had farmed a greater
part of his life.
Eleven children, eight boys, N. S.,
M. A., Charlie, Andrew and John
Leggett, all of this county, and Mayo
and Bisco Leggett, of Hopewell, and
Ernest, of Maryland, and three daugh
ters, Mrs. F. L. Whitfield and Mrs.
Robert Johnson, both of thi» county,
and Mrs. Pierce Stone, of Virginia,
survive. 3
Funeral services are- being conduct
ed from the late home*this afternoon
at 4 o'clock and interment will follow
in the family burial ground, near the
Postage I act ease Accepted
Without Much Complaint
The increaie in postal rates, going
into effect last Wednesday, was ac
cepted here without much complaint
or confusion, Postmaster Jesse T.
Price said this morning. Few letters,
mailed and received here after the
new rate went into effect, were »hort
of the required postage.
No decrease in stamp sales was
noted at the local postoffice during
the first two days Sie higher rate has
been in force, k waa said.
Sunday Services at The
Local Christian Church
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Bible schawl at 9:45. Preaching serv
ices at 11 a. m. and at 8 p. m.
• A cordial welcome is extended to
all to attend theses services.
East Carolina Markets To
Open Season
Eaatern North Carolina Tobac
co markata will open this season
on Tuesday, September 6, accord
ing to arrangements made at a
meeting of tha United States To
bacco Aaaociation held at Virginia
Beach last week.
Tha South Carolina and border
marketa will open on Tuesday,
August 16, the Georgia markata
to open on Thursday, August 18,
and the Eaatern North Carolina
markets will open aome three
weeks later than the opening of
the South Carolina markets, on
September 6.
Conaiderable sentiment for a de
layed opening was manifest, by
representatives of the Georgia mar
kets, who pointed out that farm
ers of South Georgia are now head
over-heels in their melon crops and
that an early opening of the mar
ket might aeripusly handicap them
in the preparation of their crope
for market.
Laat year a total of 60,881,696
The Red Croas free flour atore,
opened here each Saturday during
the paat several Saturdays will not
open tomorrow, and it will prob
ably remain closed during the to
bacco harvesting and huckleberry
aeaaon, welfare workers announc
ed here today.
Attention of those visiting the
huckleberry ponds and the tobac
co fields for something to eat
And it isn't too late to otart •
garden, County Welfare Officer
J. C. Manning said today.
Was Only Serious Accident
Reported Here During
Holiday Period
The celebration of the Fourth of
July was interrupted here last Monday
by the untimely death of Joseph Cur
tis Myers, seven-months-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Myers, at
their home on Watts Street about noon
that day. The little fellow was acci
dentally smothered to death when he
pulled the mosquito netting, placed on
the crib to keep the flies away, over
his face.
A garment had been hung over, the
head of the crib to break the drait,
and in some unexplainable way, the
child's movements brought the gar
ments down over his face and before
any one knew it death came.
Funeral services were held in the
Myers residence late Tuesday after
jioon, with Revs. Z. T. Piephoff, Chas.
H. Dickey and C. T. Rogers officiat
ing. Interment waa in the Baptist
Bruce Roebuck, 19, Buried
at Robersonville Last
Wednesday Afternoon
Bruce Roebuck, popular young man
of Everetts, died at his home there last
Tuesday morning following an illness
lasting for nearly two years. The ex
act nature of the disease taking his life
could not be learned here, but it is
understood that he suffered with a
peculiar blood ailment.
He waa 19 years old, the son of the
late Gus Roebuck and wife, Hattie
( Roebuck. His mother was killed in an
automobile accident at Everetts several
years ago and his father died about one
year ago. Since that time ha has lived
with his two brothers, Artis and Jas
per Roebuck, at Everetts. He also
leaves one half-brother, Andrew Roe
buck, of Robersonville.
Funeral services were held from the
home Wednesday afternoon with Rev.
R. A. Phillips officiating. Burial was
in the cemtery at Robersonville.
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Good Movie at Watts Here
Next Monday _ and Tuesday
The moving picture, "Forbidden,"
featuring Barbara Stanwyck and A
dolphe Menjou is another of the many
good pictures included in programs of
■the Watts theatre here. An intensely
dramatic role is the one played by
Miss Stanwyck in her latest picture,
booked for* showing at the local thea
tre next Monday and Tuesday.
Miss Stanwyck's role takes her
through four ages of womanhood, and
it is to her credit that she is con»
vincing in all of them. She b seegfas
a girl, a young mother, a mMdte-yged
woman and finally as an old woman.
Menjou and Ralph Bellamy are the
men who love her over this period, t J
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, July 8,1932
pounds of tobacco was sold on the
several markets of Georgia, the av
erage price beinf &.41. This year
it ia variously estimated that Geor
gia's crop will range from 18,000,-
to 30,000,000, and of course the
price is yet a matter of specula
The South Carolina market sold
65,173,796 pounds of tobacco for
an average of 19.14 per 100 pound a.
It ia estimated that this poundage
will be cut from 35 to 50 per cent
of that marketed laat year.
The border marketa in 1931 sold
50,571,557 pounds, the average be
ing Si 1-49, and this poundage will
be materially reduced, it is claim
ed by well-informed tobacconists.
The Eaatern North Carolina
marketa diaposed of 251,996,805
pounds, the average price being
98.95 per hundred.
The action of the aaaociation in
fixing the date for the openings fol
lowed the address of President A.
B. Carrington, and the transaction
of other buainess of importance.
Four Townships Had More
Ballots Cast Than in
First Primary
The electorate of Martin County
fooled the best of politicians last Sat
urday when it turned out 2,604 strong
to take part in the second primary ar
ranged to settle the contests for Unit
ed States Senator and Governor of
North Carolina. And there was the
race for cftmtnissioner of labor, but
that wm a side issue, Fletcher leading
. 1,241 as to 750 for Mitchell.
Four precincts, Bear Grass, Hamil
ton, Hassell, and Goose Nest, actually
increased their vote over that cast in
the first primary on June 4.
The vote by precincts:
June 4 July 2
Jatnesville - 368 226
Williams 149 87
Griffin* 279 237
Bear Grass - 208 230
Williamston 714 624
Cross Roads 282 272
Robersonville . 362 352
Gold Point 82 68
Poplar Point 94 91
Hamilton 96 116
Hassell .66 83
Goose Neat 189 218
Total* 2,889 2,604
William David Ramsey, of
Goose Nest Township,
Is Victim of Bolt
William David Ramsey, 14 years
old, was instantly killed by lightning
at the home of his grandfather, T. C.
Whitley, near Hassell, about 5:30 o'-,
clock Wednesday afternoon. Running
toward the house to e*cape an ap
proaching storm, the boy was struck
on the head, the bolt badly burning
hi* hair and head. Tht boy's hat was
knocked several feet into the air and
was torn into piece*.
Another boy, running about 30
•tep* behind the Ramsey child, was
not injured by the bolt.
The »on of William Ramsey, the
young boy had been working on his
grandfather's farm fqr some time.
Funeral services fcere conducted
yesterday afternoon, interment fol
lowing in the Bethel cemetery.
Small Child Suffers Broken
Leg in Automobile Accident
J. J. Bowen, jr., seven years old,
suffered a broken leg when he was
accidentally run down by an auto
mobile belonging to Mr. Claudius
Docfcery and driven at the time .by a
colored man near Jamesville last
Saturday morning.
According to reports received here,
the child dashed into the road just
ahead of the car, making it impossible
for tfie driver to miss striking him.
The boy, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
"J. J. Bowen, of the Jamesville sec
tion, is said to be getting along very
well at the present time.
Town Commissioners To
Meet Here Monday Night
Postponed last Monday night as sev
eral of the members were out of town,
th£ local town board of commissioners
meet next Monday night at 8:00
O'clock, it was announced yesterday
by Mayor R. L. Coburn. Citizens de
siring to carry any business matter
of a public nature before the board are
invited to do so at that time.
New Arrangement Calls for
Daily Service Between
Wilson and Norfolk
Beginning next Monday, a mail serv
ice will be inaugurated between Nor
folk and Wilson, via Elizabeth City,
Hertford, Edenton, Windsor, William
ston, Washington and Greenville, it
was announced 'yesterday by Post
master Jesse T. Price. The mail bus
will leave Norfolk at 9 p. m. and reach
W'ilson at 2:30 a. m. The return trip
will be started from Wilson at 3 a. m„
the carrier reaching Norfolk at 8:30
a. m., Mr. Price explained.
| Under this schedule, mail will be re
ceived here from Norfolk and other
points between 12 and 1 o'clock, and
from Wilson between 5 and 6 o'clock
each morning except Sunday. A star
route from Plymouth to this point will
also be created next Monday, the car
rier to leave Plymouth at 7:30 p. m., 1
and return the following morning a
bout 5:30 o'clock.
The Post Office Department has ad
vised the discontinuance of the service
now in effect between here and Rocky
Mount, but Mr. Price is making strong
efforts to have it continued. Mail dis
patched from here by bus at 8 p. m.
is delivered to Rocky Mount that night
offering prompt delivery of first-class
mail at points as far away as Wash
ington City before day the following
morning. If the Rocky Mount serv--
ice is discontinued the mail will be
dispatched via Noroflk, reaching the
nation's capital late the following aft
Norfolk Southern trains plying be
tween Norfolk and Raleigh will be dis
continued next Monday, and it is to
provide a continued mail service for
those towns, located on that railroad
that the additional star routes are be
ing created.
Funeral Services Conducted
at Bear Grass Home
Last Sunday
| Mrs. Susan Taylor, highly respect
jed citizen of Bear Grass Township,
died at her home .there last Saturday
.following an illness lasting more than
one year. She had been an invalid
during a greater part of that time,
suffering with Bright's Disease and
a weak hearf?
Mrs. Taylor, before her marriage to
Henry C. Taylor who died about 24
, years ago, was Miss Susan Coburn,
daughter of Ben and Nancy Coburn.
I Three children, Messrs. Louis and
)Joseph Taylor, of Martin County, and
Mrs. Nannie Martin, of Beaufort
County, survive.
Funeral services were conducted
from her late home last'"Sunday aft
ernoon by Elders J. N. Rogerson and
B. S. Cowin, of the Primitive Bap
tist church to which religious body
Mrs. Taylor had long belonged. In
terment was in the Taylor burial
ground, near the home.
Quarterly Conference at the
Methodist Church Saturday
C. T. ROOERS, Pastor
Sunday school, 9:45; preaching serv
ice at 11 a. m.; Vesper service at 6:00
p. m. and Epworth League, Monday,
at 8 o'clock p. m.
Third quarterly conference Saturday
at 11 a. m. Members are asked to
send in their dues at once to. the
church treasurers. Rev. O. W. Dowd,
presiding elder, will preach at 11 o'-
clock a. m.
Please make note of the fact that
our Sunday evening service has been
changed from 8 o'clock to a 45 minu
tes vesper service to be held on the
church lawn at 6 o'clock. This will not
interfere with any service in town, and
will be held in the open on a shady
lawn. - H weather is disagreeable, the
service will be conducted in the
church. Just plain gospel preaching
at all our services. You are invited.
Baptismal Service at the
Baptist Church Sunday
There will be a baptismal service at j
the Baptist church at the close of the,
Sunday evening services. In the,
meantime, the doors of , the church
will be opened at both the morning |
and evening services; and if there
are those contemplating baptism at J
that time, they are invited to present
themselves at either of these services, j
The pastor will preach at the morn-l
jng hour, following the sessions of
the Sunday school.
Club - W. L. Pet.
Williamston 10 5 .667 j
Elizabeth City I 6 .5711
Edenton 8 7 53J
Colerain 3 II -214
Board Makes $3,000 Reduction
In Salaries of County Officials
Fats-Leans Baseball Game
To Be Staged Here Monday
In an effort to finance local Boy
Scout activities, the Kiwanis Club
is srranging a baseball game here
next Monday* 1 afternoon at 4:30 o'-
clock between the "fats" and tha
"leans." A strong appeal for sup
port ia being directed to the peo
ple of the town and community,
and it ia hoped that a sizeable re
turn can be realized.
Manager Bill Spivey announced
the following line-upe, with Joe
Pender umpiring for the underfed
boys snd Wilton Knox looking
out for the boys who have lost
their "girlish" figures: For the
fats: Joe David Thrower, Qua Har
rison, Elbert Peel, Percy Cone,
Titus Critcher, Harry Meador,
Wheeler Martin, Hugh Horton
Quietness Surrounds Cele
bration of the Day in
This Section
While quietness surrounded the cel
ebration of the Fourth of July in this
immediate section, tragedy lurked in
all parts of the country, more than 276
persons losing their lives in accidents
during the day.
But the toll wsts only about halt of
that of 1931 when around 500 persons
paid with their lives for their celebra
tion of the Glorious Fourth.
As in recent yeffa, only a compara
tively few j>f died this year
were the victims of fireworks, " which
caused but ten deaths in all. Automo
bile accidents were the chief cause,
119 being killed in motor mishaps.
Total drownings—Bl—for the na
tion fell off considerably from the pre
vious year, when about 181 perished
in the water, due in all probability to
the fact that cdbl weather depopulat
ed the beaches in many sections to a
large extent.
The Middle West led all other sec
tions of the country in the number of
deaths with more than 90, of which 55
were due to automobile accidents and
31 to drownings. About 50 persons,
mostly children, were injured by fire
works in Chicago.
Of the 10 fatalities from fireworks.
6 occurred in Butte, Mont., where a
pile of dynamite caps exploded. Wil
liam and Joseph.Coraich, each 19; Ru
dolph Kavlian, 19; Stanley Strizic, 18;
Joseph Mufich, 18; and Stanley Serich,
18, were the victims.
In the South, 17 persons were killed
in automobile wrecks, nine were
drowned, and three died from other
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Presbyterians Announce
Services In the County
Sunday, July 10, 1932:
The Church With an Open Door. >
Our church school will meet at 9:45
a. m., as usual, and will be followed by
our worship service and sermon hour
beginning at 11 a. m. The Sacrament
of the Lord's Supper will be observed
at this service.
At Bear Grass Sunday school will
be at 9:30 a. m., and the worship serv
ice and sermon at 8:15 p. m.
At Robersons Chapel Sunday school
will be at 4 p. in , followed by preach
ing and later by a meeting for young
Let us not forsake the assembling of
ourselves together—in Hit Name.
Services at Farm Lite
Sunday at 3 O'clock P. M.
Rev. W. B. Harrington will con
duct the regular preaching services in
the Farm Life School auditorium Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock, it was an
nounced by the minister yesterday.
The public is cordially invited to
Curb Market Prices Are
Announced for Tomorrow
During the month of June, thqre
was an increase in buyers and sellers
on the county curb market.
A partial list of prices for Saturday,
Snap bean*, 3 cent* a pound; car
rots, 3 cent* a bunch; onions 3 1-2
cents a bunch; squash, 3 cents a pound
cucumbers, 3 1-2 cents a pound; cab
bage, 3 1-2, cents a pound; tomatoes.
6 cents a pound; beets, 3 cents a pound
eggs, 11 cents a dozen; butter beans,
7 1-2 cents a pound.
Pete Flpwfdan, Ruth Bondurant,
Jesse Price, Jim Stat on, Kader
Crawford, Clayton Moore, Charles
H. Dickey, Lawrence Lindsley,
and Frank Weaver. For the leant
E. P. Cunningham, C. D. Car
starphen, Charlie James, Julian
Harrell, Ira Harrison, Jimmie
Harrison, William Manning, Ly
man Britt, Harcum and Mayo
Grimes, Bill Peel, John Philpot,
Dick Smith, Jack Biggs, Carrol
G. Crockett, N. C. Green, Walter
Bailey, Hubert Coburn, and A. J.
Manning. . „
An admission of 10 and IS cents
will be charged—no body free.
Remember, it is a worthy cause,
and your support is earnestly
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No Games Scheduled
Elizabeth City at Windsor
YVilliamston at Edenton
Colerain at Elizabeth City
Edenton at Williamston
Williamston at Elizabeth City
Colerain at Edenton
Elizabeth City at Williamston
Edenton at Colerain
Lose Two and Win Two
Games This Week To
Lead Elizabeth City
Winning two games and losing two,
the Martins closed another week of
play in the Albemarle League yester
day, the nine still holding to top place
in the league standing.
l'laying Colerain two games last
Monday, the Martins divided, winning
11 to 2 in a free-hitting contest that
morning and losing in the afternoon
by a 6to 3 count. The second win of
the week was over Klizaheth -City, 7
to 5, here Wfcdnesdajy.
I the locals dropped a loose game to the
I" Jay birds at Elizabeth City, .losing by
a 7 to 1 score.
i Three teams, Williamston, Eliza
beth City, and Edenton, are offering
each other sonie keen competition, on
ly a few games separating 'lhf three
| clubs.
Elizabeth City is playing Colerain to
day, Edenton and Williamston remain
ing idle.
I It is understood that rupresentatives
of the four teams will hold a meeting
I in Edenfsm next week to consider the
advisability of splitting the season into
I two halves, and have the winners of
each in a play-off after the regular sea
' son closes for the championship of the
Docket Is One.of Smallest
in County Court Here
In Some Time
An unusually small docket featured
the last Tuesday session of the coun
-Ity recorder's court here, Judge Bailey
j calling only three cases. The docket
I was one of the smallest reported in
the court in several months, all the
cases being of little iniportance.
By agreement, the case charging
Labon Lilley with driving an auto-|
| mobile while he was under the in
j fiuence of liquor, was continued tor
one week.
A noj pros resulted in the case
charging William Staton and Ruthi
Davis with fornication and adultery. |
Papers were issued for the arrest of,
Dan Smith when he failed to answer
in the case charging him with pass
ing a worthless check.
Ship Few Tomatoes from
Jamesville This Week
With dry weather greatly affecting
the growth of the crop, tomato ship
ments from Jamesville have been very
'small so far this season, Mr. Wendell
Hamilton, merchant there, said yester
day. One carload of tomatoes was
shipped Wednesday and the wrappers
are lodine a second car today, it was
. No price reports have been received
by the farmers delivering there, Mr.
Hamilton said.
A4wi»w. Will hd On Col.
tuna a LttddH* to Ow IiIHB
Hundred Martin County Hones
Board Also Orders Cut In
Amounts Paid Regular
Court Jurors
Reductions totaling more than $3,000
were made in county officers' salaries
l)y the county commissioners here this
week, the reductions ranging from
s'>oo down to $25. Two of the largest
decreases, SOO Oeach, were made in the
sheriff's and county demonstrator's
salaries. In addition to the salary re
ductions, the commissioners ordered
that jurors be paid $2 a day instead
of s.l, and that talis jurymen receive $1
instead of $2 a day. This, it is esti
mated, will effect a reduction of about
$1,170 in the court costs. The $3,223
reduction in "salaries and the $1,170 es
timated drop in court costs will lower
the general county tax rate by about
3 cents on the SIOO property valuation.
Meeting here Monday morning, the
commissioners adjourned after a short
session until Wednesday, when they
worked all day on' various matters of
business. A half-time schedule was
ordered for the county recorder's court,
but when the proposed schedule will
Igo into effect was not determined.
I Meeting dates have not been an
! nounced, and it is not known whether
the court will hold sessions on the first
( and third Tuesdays or on the second
and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
| A second proposed reduction in the
tax rate was noted in the budget sub
'niitted by the county board of educa
tion and aprpoved by the commision
jers. It wa* Estimated by the educa
tion board that a 38-cent levy will be
necessary to operate the schools this
year"* as compared with a 40-cent one
in effect last term. The budget for
the coining term asks for two and one
half cents for current expense, 32 cents
for debt service, and 3 1-2 cents for
capital outlay items. The county gen
eral budget is now in the making, and
at this time it is impossible to esti
mate the rale that will be in effect this
year. •
The appeals of the poor were heard
at both the Monday and Wednesday
meetings, the commissioners increas
ing the monthly allowance of Abner
Bennett by $1 and allowing Harry
Moore $2, Olive High $1; and Annie
Mae Hassell, $1 each month.
| After deferring the county tax sales
for another 30 days, the commission
ers considered several property valua
tion complaints, decreasing the value
on the Katie Taper property in James
■ ville Township from $1,050 to SBOO, and
that >n Nancy Kolox land"in Rober-
TsmivTTle To'wnsliijrTronV's2,2oo' to sl,"
1500, and that oil the Isaac Ward land
in Kobersonville Township from $650
to SIOO. and on the Ward land in Ham
ilton Township from $1,440 to SI,OOO.
Krnest Johnson, of Kobersonville
(Township, was admitted to the county
; home, the board taking that action aftr
; er considering a long petition carrying
' the names of Robersonville citizens.
'Perlie Lilley Victim of Only
' Accident in County
On Fourth
Perlie Lilley, Griffins Township
I farmer, suffered a broken leg while
playing ball last Monday afternoon, the
game featuring the Fourth of July for
resident* of the Farm Life and Lilley's
Hall communities.
I Mr. Lilley was playing second base
for Lilley's Hall when Bennie Peel
ran into him, throwing his weight on
Mr. Lilley's leg and breaking it just
below the knee.
The accident was the only one re
ported in this county during the day.
Many were reported in the State and
throughout the nation, death resulting
in a goodly number of thsm.
Thad Harrison Returns
From Washington, D. C.
Returning early yesterday morning
fromHWashington City, Thad Harrison
reported an enjoyable trip earned by
him when he sold several subscriptions
to The Enterprise.
Thad, with several other boys from
Aulander and Ahoskie, visited many
places of historical interest, including
Washington's birthplace, Mount Ver
non, the White House, the Treasury
Building, the mint, congressional li
brary, Smithsonian Institution, the
Pan-American building, Waahington
monument and saw two baseball
games between Washington and New
York during their several-day visit to
the nation's capital.

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