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VOLUME XXXV—NUMBER 39
10-CENT TOBACCO
IS LOOKED FOR
BY MR. MEADOWS
Veteran Tobacconist Gives
His Views on Present
Tobacco Conditions
"Judging from what you have read
and the experience gained over a per
iod of years, what average price will
tobacco command this coming season,"
was the question asked Mr. W. T.
Meadows, veteran tobacconist, here
yesterday.
"I don't know," Mr. Meadows re
plied, adding that the prospect Vas fair
for a 10-cent average, that some peo-
ple thought it would be between 10
and 15 cents this coming season.
Even if the price is 10 cents, it will
be better than that received by the
growers in this belt last year.
In the following article, Mr. Mead
ows discusses the tobacco situation as
he sees it: >
"One of the be»t addresses I have
read was President Carrington's ad
dress at the annual meeting of the U.
S. Tobacco Association held at Vir
ginia Beach. He did not mince any
words in any department, but told
them where to get off. I have every
annual address made by this associa
tion since it was formed in my files,
and I believe this one at Virginia
Beach was the best of all, and I have
very little criticism to make on it
"One question I will ask, though.
It seems that the statistics of both
the years 1930 and 1931 are made up
from reports released by the tobacco
section of the Bureau of Agricultural
Economics, presumably as Washing
ton, D. C. Were these reports gath
ered from monthly or yearly sales of
the crop reporting service of the dif
ferent Bright Belt States, say, for ex
ample, Frank Parker's service at Ra
leigh, N. C., or from the Internal Rev
enue Service, such as Gilliam Grissom,
at Raleigh, N. C.? If gathered from
the first service, I should say there
would be 100,000,000 pounds differen
tial, on account of scrap and leaf
bought for fertilizer puproses, sheep
dip, etc., which would cut right much
ice in the total. As you would be
forced to admit, even if the figures are
taken from the month when all to
bacco markets are about closed for the
season, and all manufacturers and
dealers have practically their season's
purchase on hand, still we have to get
at it on some date, so Brother Car
rington is using figures under date of
April Ist, 1932, and says they rtport
j ed to him in the dealers and manu
facturers' "hand 845,000,000 pounds of
bright tobacco. This is carry-over and
all purchases from 193F crop. Now,
if you were to divide this 845,000,000
pounds into actual use you might fig
 ure it this way:
"400,000,000 pounds for export pur
poses; 250,000,000 pounds for domes
tic cigarettes! '5,000,000 pounds, plug
and smoking! 1)0,000,000 pounds chem
• icalp purposes; 925,000,000 pounds to-
would give you a deficit of 80,-
000,000 pounds for actual requirements
until another crop is made. Less 25
per cent off of the 845,000,000 for stems
Of course, some of this tobacco report
ed is stemmed but very little,
I notice again in Brother Carring
ton's remarks that the dealers were
loaded with old tobacco and could not
realize on it to get money to pur
chase the past year's crop. Well, how
t>old was it? The crop before only
brought 11 cents, and the one just past
8 cents, and I can name you dealers
that have practically sold out of the
past year's crop at a good profit. One
friend of mine had some three years
old, and the best offer he had was 6
cents, and it cost him 18 cents; he sold
it the past few days for 16 cents.
I acknowledge, as Mr. Carrington,
that banking conditions have not been;
good or aa liberal as in former years,
but the bill that went through Con
gress some time ago for relief of
banks, building and loan associations,
etc., does not seem to have had much
effect on the banks, as, according to
reports, they were small borrowers.
Now as to the present crup in this p
•ection. Fifty per cent of tut year'* L
crop was set out by the farmer*. Poor
eat proapact in yeara, and I don't be
lieve 40 per tent of last year's crop *
will be gathered. This applies to four
or fire counties around us as well as
V our own, it is awfully dry, and a great
many tenners are forced to pull and put *
into barns.
The warehousemen of eaatern North J 1
Carolina, and I expect, all Bright Belt >'
States, have lost money for the past 
two years, and now with a 40 per cent
1* crop facing them, what can they do? *
.. Figure for yourself." J
Death of Multi-millionaire '
Remains Deep Mystery f
1 The mystery surrounding the fatal
shooting of Smith Reynolds,, heir to
the vast tobacco fortunes, last Wed- >
nesday morning remained unsolved to- I
day. T« suicide story told is doubted I
and the investigation continues. (
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THE ENTERPRISE
Charity Directed To
Tobacco and Berry Patches
The Urge number of unfortu
nate* thriving upon free Red
Croee flour during the peit sev
eral week* here were greatly die
appointed last Saturday when the
supply was eaddenly shut off to
them. Many of the applicants
were here early and waited late,
bat it was all in vain, for only two
bags were given away.
Welfare officers directed the ap
plicants to die tobacco fields and
to the huckleberry bushes or suf
fer their own laxiness.
It is not known just how long
the free flour will be held, but it is
certain that no more will be given
away until the tobacco ar.d huckle
berry seasons are spent
LEANS DEFEAT
FATS, 16 TO 9, IN
BENEFIT GAME
Raise Around S4O For Ad
vancing Scouting Among
Boys of Community
The fats and leans benefit baseball
game yesterday afternoon proved a de
cided success in one respect, at least.
Every one of the nearly 200 spectators
got his or her money's worth, even if
some of the players can hardly get a
bout today. The leans won, 16 to 9,
in a game that was really better than
the score indicates. Approximately
$35 or (40 were realized, the proceeds
to be used to further Boy Scouting in
the con\munity.
The heavyweights had one bad in
ning particularly, the fourth, when the
leans scored 7 of their 16 runs on 7
hits and 1 error. The first six leans
at the bat in this frame got clean hits.
'ln the ninth, after two were out, the
fats came to life and scored three times
on three singles and two doubles.
Individual stars were too numerous
to enumerate. Harry Meador, in right
field for the fats, almost ran his legs
off in that hectic fourth inning chas
ing hits from the bats of the leans, and
he had to give way to Hugh Wyatt.
Substitutions were frequently made on
both sides, only three men on each
team playing the entire game.
The leans collected a total of 20
hits, Hubert Smith, catcher, leading
with three singles and a double; Cor
tef Green connected for two doubles
and a single out of four |frips to the
plate; Harcum Grimes hid a single,
a double, and the only three-bagger of
the contest; Charlie James, a double
and two singles; while Jesse Harrell,
Cunningham, and Jule Harrell each col
lected two apiece. For the fats, Tite
Critcher led with three single; Hugh
Wyatt, George .Harris, and Elbert
Peel each banged out two hits; with
eight others poling out one each. The
fats really should ha4e had about a
half dozen more run, but poor base
running cost them heavily. The leans
also pulled three double plays to get
out of bad spots.
There were plenty of errors, but
most of the (coring came about as a
result of clean hitting, the 'old-timers,"
or several of them, demonstrating that
they could still keep their eyes on the
ball. The leans used three pitchers,
'A. J. Manning, Ira Harrison, and
Windley, while the fats started with
Joe David Thrower and finished with
Sparrow. Both the umpires,
Knox and Joe Pender, last
out the entire game, although bloody
murder was threatened when Knox
caHed Mr. C. G. Crockett out when
the latter went to bat for Cunningham
in the seventh inning without notify
ing the umpire of the substitution.
Mr. Crockett and the leans got re
venge in the next frame, however,
when he knocked out a single that
scored two runs.
All in all, it was a great game, some
money was raised for the scouts, and
"a good time was had by all."
The score by innings;
R. H. E.
Fats 010 310
Leans 024 700 03x—16 20 4
Presbyterians Holding
Meeting Here Today
A call meeting of the Albemarle
Presbytery is being held in the Pres
byterian church here today, with
ministers and representatives attend
ing from all the churches in the dis
trict.
The ladies of the local auxiliary, aa
sisted by those of other auxiliaries in
the county, served the visitors lunch in
the church auditorium.
[STANDING OF CLUBS"!
n«h _ ' W. L- Pel
Williamston 10 5 .667
Elisabeth City _ 9 6 .600
Edenton _ I 7 .533
Colerain ~ — ' 3 12 -200
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, July 12, 1932
, In giving away approximately
100 barrels of the free flour, the
welfare workers have found many
stubborn cases. Two negroes, beg
gkig flour a few weeks ago could
not find time to do 30 minutes of
free work for charitable purposes.
Another was heard last Saturday
to say that he was not going to
pull tobacco for 75 cents a day
when he could get free flour, and
he was an able-bodied man. Yet,
there are worthy cases, and it is
for the welfare of the helpless
people that the welfare workers
will start distributing free flour
again within the next several
• week*.-" --•* - —-—"T
ROBBERS ACTIVE
HERE LAST WEEK
Enter Two Stores and One
Home; Steal Around
$16.75 In Cash
Another little crime wave struck the
community last week, when robbers
entered two stores, a home, and the
theft of a small quantity of kerosene
from Sheriff C. B. Roebuck was re
ported.
Friday night about 9 o'clock some
one forced an entrance to the J. O.
Manning Grocery Store and was tear
ing open the cash register when the
owner, by chance, dropped into the
store. The robber fled before Mr.
Manning could open the front door.
Albert Wilson and his younger broth
er and Bud Hardison, all young color
ed boys, were arrested late -that night,
but were later released when no evi
dence was found connecting them with
the crime. The robber failed to open
the cash drawer, but he badly damaged
the machine in the attempt to open it.
Nothing was missed from the store.
Some time the same night some one
entered the home of Mr. R. J. Peel
on Haughton Street and stole about
sls from Mrs. l'eel's pocketbook. It
is not known just how the thief entered
the house, but it is believed he or she
entered the home early in the evening,
stealing the purse and slipping out the
front door after the family had retired.
Several days before some one en-
tered the Parker Grocery Company,
next to Harrison Brothers store, and
stole $1.75 from the cash register. The
robber, entering the back door, took
the cash register and carried it to the
vback of the store. Apparently unac
quainted with the workings of the ma
chine, the robber took a hatchet and
chair along, but he did not use the
hatchet.
! CAUGHT ASLEEP
I WITH CHICKENS
Jno. McCoy Caught With
Eight Chickens On the
Highway Near Creek
J Stealing eight chickens from Neal
I Godard's coop in Williams Township
early last Saturday morning, John Mc
| Coy, colored, was arrested near the
|Sweet Water Creek bridge a short
I while afterwards when he stopped to
rest and fell asleep on the highway.
| A truck driver saw McCoy sleeping
on the road, and thinking some one
had run over and killed him, he re
i ported it to Officer Allsbrooks here.
: The officer investigated and found
McCoy sleeping \yith an old rooster
, that had freed himself from the sack,
, sleeping by the man's side, both j>a-
Itiently awaiting the break of dawn.
McCoy, a Goose Nest negro, said he
got the chickens from his aunt, near
jOak City. Investigating the report,
officers found that he had not been to
.Oak City since his release from the
roads, and that the chickens were
I stolen from Mr. Godard's coop. Mc
i Coy is beig tried in the county court
1 here today.
Town Commissioners Hold
Meeting Here Last Night
After nspecting the monthly billi,
the board of town commissioners here
laat night ordered a sanitary inspection
be made of the town, the order fol
lowing complaints directed against un
sanitary cow lots and dog pens.
The extension of water and iewer
lines up Elm Street was again con
aidered, and a committee was appoint
ed to make another investigation.
Officers were ordered to enforce
regulations governing parking too near
fire hydrants.
The town budget is now in the mak
ing and will probably be submitted to
the board within the next few days at
a special meeting of the body.
Cultivating 600 Acres of
Tomatoes Over in Bertie
Approximately 600 acres of tomatoes
are being grown under contract this
season by Bertie County farmers.
FEDERAL AGENTS
HAD BUSY WEEK
IN THIS SECTION
Arrested Eleven Men And
Destroyed Two Stills
During Period
Federal Agents S. K. Hughes, re
cently transferred here from YVeldon,
and C. S. Coats reported many activi
ties last week, when they made 11 ar
rests, destroyed two liquor plants, and
captured a quantity of liquor in addi
tion to the big 315-gallon raid and con
fiscation of an automobile and truck
last Wednesday.
A steam plant was destroyed near
Hassell, in Hamilton Township last
Tuesday and T. G. and G. C. Whitley
were arrested. The two men gave
bond and were released. Two gallons
of liquor were destroyed.
Mack Lewis, an alleged second-of
, fender, and James L. Lewis were ar
j rested while operating a steam plant
I near Bethel last Friday. Twelve gal
lons of liquor and 600 gallons of beer
were poured out there. James Lewis
was released under bond Friday, his
cousin. Mack, going free under bond
yesterday.
John A. Griffin, local barbecue stand
operator, was arrested Sunday, when
he was caught with a half gallon of
liquor under the hood of his car.
Raiding the Number 90 Service Sta-j
tion on the Jamesville Koad last Sat
urday, the agents found 14 pints in
the safe there.
STATISTICS
FOR PAST MONTH
IN THIS COUNTY
•
Twelve Deaths and Forty-,
seven Births Reported i
During the Period I
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June \y»s a month of few deaths and
many births in this county, the various'
registrars of vital statistics reporting
12 exits from tnis old world and 47
entrants into a land of hope. One
township, Williams, failed to report.
I'robably that district had none and the
reports stand about correct.
Jamesville Township had a rather
unusual record, reporting no deaths
and three births, one of them dated as
of November 5, 1932. It was a boy,
I so call in the crystal gazer.
i Griffins and l'oplar Point were
without births and deaths during the
month, and Hamilton divided with
two births and two deaths.
The colored populaton blotted the
record of 12 births with an illegitimate
youngster in Goose Nest Township.
There were three deaths reported in
tliat district during the month.
Cross Roads received the highest
rating when it reported no deaths and
eight births.
With only one deafh reported and 13
births, a majority -of them colored,
Williamston Township boosted the
county's population gain for the month
by almost one-fourth.
Robersonville reported five deaths
and nine births, the ratio of more
t)ian two to one being a little low as
compared with the statistics reported
in eight other townships.
Reporting one pellaira death and no
births,' Bear Grass was the only town-:
ship in the county to show a decrease
in population during June.
Vital statistics are now filed month
ly in each county of the State. Some
times an unavoidable delay is exper
ienced and a variation in the reports
results. Corrections are made as near
as it is possible to do so in reporting
them in these columns the following
month.
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Club Women Now Engaged
In Big Canning Campaign
*
(By Miaa Lora E. Sleeper)
Canning meetings were begun in the
county Monday of this week at Pop
lar Chapel. Canning meetings will be
held Tuesday at Sand Ridge school
building, Wednesdays at the home of
Mrs. George in Macedonia;
Thursday at the home of Mrs. C. H.
Ange in Ange Town and Friday at
the Woman's Club rooms in James
ville.
The meetings next week -will be
■held in Parmele Monday; Poplar Point
Tuesday; Bear Grass Wednesday, Wil
liams Chapel all day meeting Thurs
day; Farm Life Friday.
It is entirely possible that the meet
ings will extend to unorganized com
munities so that as many people as
possible may be reached in the coun
ty
These meetings during the months
of July and Augu4t are open to the
general public to help them in any
way poosible to can for winter use.
Says Limestone Is the Best
Fertilizer Used on His Farm
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S. L. Kiser, of Bessmer City, re
ports that limestone is the best fer
tilizer he has used on his farm after
reviewing his results this season.
Tomato Crop in County Said
To Be Almost
With dry weather damaging the
crop and with the quality of pro
duction being unusually poor, the
Jamesville community farmers are
facing almost complete failure in
their first sttempt to grow toma
toes on a large scale this season.
Hardly more than one-sixth of a
crop is now in prospect, some
farmers reporting that their vines
are all but dead.
Yields sveraging 350 bushels to
the acre were reported there last
year, and the outlook now is for
not more thsn 30 bushels. As a
result, a substantial loss for the
growers is almoat certain, as prices
have been unusually low so far.
MARTINS HOLD
1-GAME MARGIN
Much Interest In Play As
Three Teams Start the
Week Close Together
Much interest centers around the
play in the Albemarle Baseball league
this week, Williamston starting the
week off this afternoon at Kdenton
with a one-game lead over Elizabeth
City. The Jaybirds, with a one-game
lead are playing Cole
rain at Windsor.
Club officials are meeting tonight in
Edenton where they will decide
whether the season' will be split. If
the season is divided, the first half
will be completed next Friday.
Ladies will be admitted for ten
cents each when Edenton and Wil
liamston play the first game to be play
ed here this week tomorrow afternoon.
Herring or Kugler will work on the
mound tomorrow, it was announced
this morning by Manager Spivey.
The next local game win be played
Friday afternoon when Cherry is sche
duled to pitch against Elizabeth City.
How Washington, N. C.
May Have Been Named
I That our good neighboring town,
| Washington, was the "Original Wash
| ington" is mighty high established as
| a fact according to a recent issue of
j Weston's Record. Under the heading,
I "How Washington, North Carolina,
1 may have been named," the Record
has the following to say:
"As the little town of Washington,
' North Carolina, joins this year in hon-
I oring the Father of our Country, sev
eral stories of how the town got its
name are advanced by some older res
j idents.
"One reports that sailors used to
come ashore at Washington on Sat
i urdays and became 'afrustomed to
wash their clothes there «n that day.
The village came to be known as Wash
ing Town and this name was later
shortened to Washington.
j "Other sailors, passing Ttie town In
their small craft, were wont to shout
I to the shore asking the name of the
'place. On the bank an old Indian
1 squaw frequently engaged in washing
her small son, Tom. Misunderstand
ing the sailors' questions, she would
call back that she was "Washing
j Tom." The wind twisted her words,
so that the sailors received the reply;
"'Washington.'
j "Still another fable is that the town
received its name when an old negress
slave, given her freedom, found It nec
essary to make her living by washing
clothes, and went about the communi
ty shouting 'Washing Done.' Her
chant was later corrupted to Washing
ton. i* ~ v
"The present- citizens of Washington
- N. C., assert that theirs was the first
post office in the country to take its
name from George Washington."
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Hoaxer in Kidnaping Case
i Sentenced to Jail for Year
Found guilty recently for obstruct
| ing justice in th* Lindbergh baby kid
naping case, John Hughes Cijrtis,
Norfolk boat builder, was sentenced to
one year in jail and ordered to pay a
SI,OOO fine in a New Jersey court yes
terday. Immediate steps were taken
to appeal to th**highe{ courts.
I Curtis is the man who conducted
| the search on the waters while the
world awaited news from little Chas.
Augustus Lindbergh.
Mr. IV. G. Peel Starts
Construction of Home
, •
I Summer building activities were
i put underway here yesterday morn
ing when Mr. W. G. Peel, the insur
ance man, started the erection of a
seven-room house on Simmons Ave
nue. The house will be of the frame
type, and one story, the exact cost
being undetermined at this time.
Several other local citixen* are
planning the construction of homes
within the next few weeks, it is un
-1 dertsood, contracts for which are now
| pending, it is said.
According to reports, the grow
ers there are averaging around 36
cents a lug, that is a basket hold
ing five-eighths of a bushel. Very
few returns been received
from the shipments so far, and
there might be an upward trend
in prices for later deliveries.
Up until this week, the growers,
cultivating around 200 acres of the
crop, had styipnfed around 3,000
bushels of tomatoes. Rains fall
ing within the next day or two
might aid the crop, but farmers
are of the opinion that the remain
der of the crop will be practically
lo«t if no rain falls, and the hot
sun continues to bUster the tender
tomatoes.
REPORT IS MADE
BY FARM AGENT
FOR PAST MONTH
Formation of Peanut Ex
change Up To Gounty
Farmers This Week
In his report to the county commis
sioners lajt Monday, County Agent T.
B. Brandon pointed out that Martin
farmers would cither take membership
in a peanut exchange or turn down the
opportunity to take part in the mar
keting organization this week. Seven
meetings are being held this week in
the county, the last of the series to be
held here Saturday afternoon at 3 o'-
clock.
Mr. Brandon's report in detail:
21 days spent in field work; 5 days
in office work; 204 office conferences;
154 telephone calls; 212 letters writ
ten; 54 farm visits; 1,165 miles trav
eled in county on official duties; 617
hogs treated for 22 landlords and 18
tenants; 1 meeting held in regard to
the North Carolina Peanut Exchange.
BADLY HURT IN
FAMILY FIGHT
♦
Will Wells Nearly Killed
When Struck by His
Nephew, J. E. Wells
Will Wells was nearly killed and
his nephew, John Kmrtiet Wells, was
badly hurt when they attacked each
other with iron pipes following a fam
ily quarrell at their., home in Williams
Township last Suntay morning.
The elder Wells apparently passed
the first lick as the younger man al
most killed his uncle when he struck
him over the hjad with an iron pipe,
measuring five feet.
The two of theny were carried to
Jamesville where Dr. Jas. K. Smith
wick closed the wounds, using four
stitches..on the older man's head and
one on that of the younger. It was
said that Well's head HO bad
ly that the skull could be seen, one
man stating that it was as white as the
belly of a cat fish.
The younger man wirs released un
der a S3OO bond.
Dry Ice Proves To Be A
Novelty Among Children
Although much ice cream has been
received here packed in dry ice, yes
terday was the first time that inquir
ing children here" learned about an ice
so cold that it would burn your finger
if you touched it. After removing the
cream from the package, an employee
of Davis' pharmacy pitched the box
of ice out the back door, The chil
dren were there to grab it, some dar
ing to place their hands on the cold
stuff.
Pitched into a bucked of water, the
ice would boil the liquid. When left
on a surface, the ice would evaporate,
leaving no signs on the surface.
Henry Corey Kills Bear
In Griffins Early: Today
Henry Corey, Griffins , Township
farmer, killed a 200-pound l>ear, near
hi* home there early this morning.
Dogs started trailing the bear near the
Corey home and trailed Mm up a tree.
Many bears have been seen in that
section of the county during the past
few weeks, the bruins leaving their
old haunts back in the dismal to get
water in the creeks nearer in.
WHERE THEY PLAY~]
TUESDAY, JULY l2th
Elizabeth City at Windsor
Wiliiamston at Edenton •
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13th
Colerain at Elizabeth City
Edenton at Wiliiamston
THURSDAY, JULY 14th .
Wiliiamston at Elizabeth City
Colerain at Edenton
FRIDAY, JULY 15th
Elizabeth City at Wiliiamston
Edenton at Colerain
Advertisers Will Fnd Our Col
umi a Latchkey to Over Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Homes
ESTABLISHED 1898 -
NEW SCHEDULE
OF MAIL SERVICE
IS NOW IN EFFECT'
Six Mails Are Received and
Dispatched Daily From
Local Post Office
\V illiamston's mail schedules were
changed last Saturday night and a
gain last night, service over the Caro
lina Coach hnes having been discon
tinued last week and a new service in
augurated shortly before 12 o'clock taut
night when the Norfolk to Wilson star
route carrier delivered its first mail
here. —rr
-So many changes have been made
in the mail service here during the past
few Hiciutbs that a -definite schedule is
Mai Veihifitr thF"TfuiuTs oT tbcal
patron*. The following is the latest
schedule:
About 12 o'clock midnightV sll kinds
of mail except registered letters or
packages are di*| .itched to Washing
ton, Greenville, and Wilson and to the
N'orfolk-Wilmihgton train for distri
bution on that line and on the Wash
illtf toUillll Irl'l If L' line. \l:ill Irimi Vi»r-.
folk and other points to the north will
be delievered here at that hour.
Leaving Wilson at 3 a. in., the mail
bus will deliver mail here about 5:30
a. in. from trains connecting at Wit
son and from post offices at Greenville
and Washington. Malls to Norfolk
and other points north will'be dis
patcher from here at that time, and a
second bus will leave tor Plymouth
■with mat! for that town and others in
Washington County.
The next mail is rfebived here on
the 8:54 Atlantic Coast Line train.
Mail will also be dispatched at that
time.
At 11:15 mail will be received and
dispatched over a bus from Tarboro
to Plymouth. That bus returns with
mail at 3:45 in the afternoon and con
tinues on to Tarboro.
1 he Atlantic t oast Line train makes
its return trip through here at 4:28,
handling incoming and outgoing mails.
Leaving Plymouth at 7 p. m„ a
bus brings the last mail of the day
at 7:45. And then the schedule is re
peated again that night.
The Norfolk-Wilson service is of
fered daily except Monday, and the
Plymouth service is daily except Sun
day.
Postmaster Jesse T. Price, alter ex
plaining the schedules, saiil that mail
dispatched from here and handled ojfer
the Norfolk-Wilson and Wilson-Nor
folk and Plymouth star route lines
would he received'at the local office
not later than 8:30 p. in., that the lob
by "would he closed to the public at
9 p. lit. until the following morning a!
6 o'clock.
The .contract for handling the mails
between Norfolk and Wilson
awarded 4o—N. J. Watkins, of Wake
I orest. Mr. Watkins came through
here yesterday afternoon, making
re-ady- for hts trip-that-night He
will have to travel 401.80 miles each
day, the route measuring lIV miles
from Norfolk to this point, and 81.80
miles from here to Wilson.
The- Plymouth contract was award
ed to Mr. Joe T. Weede, of that town,
for around S9OO, the "distance being 21
miles each way.
HOW SALARY CUT
AFFECTS OFFICES
Reductions Are the Second
To Go Into Effect Dur
ing the Past Year
! The $.5,175 reduction in county sal
aries ordered by the coujit'y comniis-
I sinners week, not including jurors'
1 pay, affected the various offices, as
i follows;
I Clerk superior court, $.10(1; Cleik
(recorder's court, $150; Register Of
| deeds and accountant, $450; Register
of deeds' assistant, $120; Sheriff, $600;
j County agent, $600; Home agent,
$210; Janitor at courthouse, $120; Re
corder's court judge, $360; Recorder's
court solicitor, $120; Superintendent of
county home, $120; County attorney,
$25; a total of $3,175.00.
These reductions follow a ten per
cent decrease voluntarily accepted by
the county officers about a year ago,
making the present salaries as low as
those paid in any county, and lower
than those paid in a majority of the
counties about the size of Martin.
Young Boy Hurt Playing
In Williams Township
• ■
Hubert Dawson Griffin was painful
ly but not seriously hurt yesterday
noon while playing with another boy,
Jeff Hardison, in Williams Township.
Young Hardison lifted the 13-year-«ld
boy to his shoulder and in gome way
twitted the child'* back. It was
thought at first that the Griffin boy
was paralyzed aa he could not walk. At
T O: ;ißwJi«terday after
oon an examination was made of the
back, and later the boy was able to
return home, suffering a bit from tbc
injury but able to walk all right.
    

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