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    Attend the Tobacco Meeting Tonight in the City Hall
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Paper Aa It. Carries the Date
When Yoor Subscription Expiree
Get-to-jjether at Home of
Mrs. Will Taylor Much
Enjoyed Yesterday
One hunder and twenty people from
Jamesville, Holly Springs, Macedonia,
Poplar Point, Farm Life, Williams
Chapel, Everetts, Bear Grass, and Par
mele attended the third annual field
day of home demonstratoin clubs held
at the home of Mrs. Will Taylor on
the Washington road. Mr». A. B.
Rogerson, vice president of the coun
ty council, presided and opened the
meeting with the very popular song
with all rural' folks, "The More We
Meet Together," the club collect was
then repeated in unison, and Mrs. T.
M. Woodburn, secretary, read the re
port of the meeting held in the spring.
Reports from various clubs were
read or given orally, and after the
short business session the women of
the Parmele club opened the program
hour with a Washington song render
ed by three young ladies from Par
mele. A reading was given by Edna
Carson, and a very interesting paper
read by Mrs. Bettie Higdon on "Wash
ington as a Farmer."
The Macedonia club, under the di
rection of their able president, Mrs.
G. A. Peele, surprised the audience
with a Washington playlet, Which they
had secured through the bicentennial
commission. The playlet calle for the
use of costumes typical of Washing
ton's time and used a cast of 10 char
scters. The club deserved much cred
it for the able manner in which the
playlet was carried out.
Miss Hattie Everett, as nutrition
leader for the county council, read a
very excellent paper, "Food in Rela
tion to Every Day Health," and what
to eat if you have pellagra, are over
weight or underweight, etc.
The social hour followed, and each
one present told what club or com
munity she was from and gave her
name. The group of women were
asked to mix writh those they did not
know and all became acquainted. A
bountiful picnic supper was served by
the hostess, Mrs. Will Taylor, assist
ed by members of the Macedonia Club,
and after lunch the women returned
to their respective homes. Mrs. Alice
Harris, of Bear Grass, has kindly con
seated to have the field day at her
home next year.
Club Workers Will Leave
Here for Raleigh Next
Monday Afternoon
Twenty-four women from six home
demonstration clubs are planning to
go to Raleigh next Monday to attend
the Farmers and Home Makers' meet
ing. The truck will leave Williamston
at 1:30 p. m., go up the Hamilton
road to Hamilton and Oak City and
on to Bethel, picking up women from
Poplar Point, Oak City, Williams
Chapel, and at Bethel will meet the
women from Parmele. Women from
Bear Grass, Macedonia, and James
ville will meet the truck in William
ston. All the women going are urged
to carry lunch for their picnic supper
to cut expenses, their bedding, which
should include sheets and blanket and
small pillow.
Many more women in the County
want to go, but are remaining at home
on account of circumstances that can
•not be altered. Last year 12 women
were in attendance and the county this
year will be well repceaented with
women at leaat. Mrs. W. D. Hyman
is scheduled to receive her certificate
for having attended four years, and
this year, too, the county can boast
,of having a state officer in the home
demonstration organization in Mr*.
T. M. Woodburn, of Parmele, who is
state secretary. The women desire to
have more club members become in
terested in the state homemakers'
meeting, which is more than worth
the money spent ifi educational value,
recreation, and benefit to the home and
Curb Market Prices for
Tomorrow Announced
Sales have held up weU on the curb
market this month,'•ad we are glad
to have new sellers #nd buyers com
ing to the market The market de
sirea to please all customers and kind
ly report any dissatisfaction to Miss
Sleeper and help the market to bet
ter serve all patrons. A partial list
of our price* follow:
Eggs, 1 docen, 15c; buter beans,
8 l-3c qt.; string beans, 6 lbs. 25c;
com, 1 doi., 12c; grapes, lb., 7c; ap
ple«, 2c lb.; cabbage, 2c lb.; pepper,
5c *.
Meeting in Intesest of Tobacco
Market Is To Be Held Tonight
The crying need for a bigger
tobacco market in
will be (tressed at a public meet
ing to be held in the City Hall
hers tonight at 8 o'clock, and an
urgent appeal is directed to every
business, professional man and
farmer and everyone interested
in the future of the market and
town to attend. No request for
money will be made, but your
preeence is earnestly asked. Make
your plans to attend; it mean*
much to all
No Prosecutions Have Been
Reported in the County
This Season
While there have bee a few viola
tios of the hunting laws reported in
this county this season, the number of
people hunting out of season is un
usually small, it is generally believed.
As far as it could be learned here this
week, there have been no direct prose
cutions made in connection with the
enforcement of the game laws, it is
understood. A few hunters are said
to have, braved the mosquitoes and
took one or two squirrels, but the
malaria carriers are too numerous in
the best hunting grounds and are
guarding the fuzzy animals too closely
for many hunters to take to the woods
just now.
The squirrel season opens next
Thursday, September 1, but it will be
a week or two after that or until that
time the mosquitoes close for the
winter before the hunters enter the
woods in any great numbers. The
squirrel season is the first to open,
followed by the deer season which
will open September 15th. The closed
season for taking female deer con
tinues until the latter part of next
Tile hunting season will hardly get
under full swing before November 20,
when it will be lawful to take quail,
wild turkeys, and rabbits. The season
opens for a few other game speciei
before that time, but they are of
little importance to sportsmen in this
part of the State.
The sale of hunting licenses is pro
gressing" as rapidly as could be ex
pected in the county at the present
time. Warden Hines said this week.
Larger sales are predicted beginning
and after the squirrel season gets un
Only 75 to 85 Percent of a
Crop Expected In the
State This Season
The following report on the peanut
situation has been received from Win
borne & Company, of Noroflk.
Condition: The reports from the
Virginia-North Carolina growing sec
tion say the appearance of the vines
indicates a light yield; the Georgia-
Alabama section reports the vines in
most instances are large, but few nuts
on the vines; and the Texas-Okahoma
section very poor.
Indicated yield: Virginia-North
Carolina section 75 to 85 per cent of
last year; Georgia-Alabama, 50 to 75
per cent, and Texas-Oklahoma, 40 to
50 per cent.
Shipments: Prom August 6, 1931, to
their end of the season in the Virginia
North Carolina section, 1,2621 cars
were shipped and 2,043 cars for the
same period the year before. So far
this season shipments run 32 per cent
ahead' of last year. If this continues,
it will take 1,664 of cleaned and
shelled, or 988,400 bags of farmer's
stock from this section to supply the
trade to November 7, 1932. There are
not, in our opinion, 988,400 bags of
peanuts now in Virginia and North
Carolina. *
Market: The market at Suffolk is 1
3-4 to 2 1-2 cents per pound, accord
ing to grade. Yet best grade of Jum
bos would likely bring 2 3-4 cents.
Sunday Services At The
Local Christian Church
Sunday school at 9:45.
Preaching services at 11 a. m. and
8 p. m. by the pastor, Rev. J. M.
ftijy.— ——" . ——
A cordial welcome is extended to
all who will attend theae services.
Lespedeza turned under for soil im
provement in Perron County has in
creased the corn yields by more than
100 per cent.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, August 26, 1932
The meeting is being called in
an effort to create a closer co
operation among all people of the
community, and while it will cen
ter to a great extent on the to
bacco market, other vital prob
lems will be given consideration,
it was stated.
It is believed that any other
engagements that have already
been made can be broken to an
advantage for you to attend the
meeting tonight, that you will find
it worthwhile.
Jack Faulk Fined $lO. and
Taxed with Costs By
Justice Hassell
Jack Faulk, local colorejj man, was
fined $lO and taxed with the costs
by Justice of the Peace J. L. Hassell
here this week when the defendant
was found guilty of trespassing on
posted land in Poplar Point Town
Informed that Faulk was hunting on
the Boyle land in that township,
County Game Warden went there to
investigate. Faulk happened to see
the warden and ran into the woods,
returning to tell the warden that he
was a bootlegger and was in the
woods to get liquor. Mr. Hines con
tinued his investigation and found
two guns, a hunting coat and four
squirrels hid in the woods where
Faulk is believed to have left them.
Faulk denied ownership, and the evi
dence was only sufficient to convict
him of, the trespassing charge. The
warden is still in possession of the
guns and hunting coat, with charges
of violating the game laws pending
against Faulk and the owner of the
second gun found by Mr. Hines.
The case is the first to be carried
into the courts of the county by the
warden so far in connection with vio
lation of the hunting laws.
Over in Edgecombe County some
heavy fines have been imposed upon
game law violators, the game warden
of this county stating yesterday that
game law violators would find heavy
fines or sentences ready for them in
else of convictions.
Thirty Can Much Food at
The Parmele Training
School Tuesday
Thirty colored women assembled
Tuesday at the Academy in Parmele
to afrtnd the canning demonstration
given them by Miss Sleeper, home
agent. The women brought corn, ok
ra, tomatoes, field peas, and string
beans to the schoolhouse to be canned.
An oil stove secured for the use of
the women during the afternofcn made
the work much easier, and by the close
of the afternoon five quarts of veg
etables, including field peas, corn, and
string beans, had been canned and 10
quarts of soup mixture. Each one
was given the state bulletin and urged
to can all possible by correct methods
to cut down the need of charity in
the county. Many reported good win
ter gardens with cabbage, collards,
and celery already started. Miss Sleep
er was assisted by Mrs. T. M. Wood
burn during the afternoon.
Nearly 87 Years Old, He
Continues His Work
In the Pulpit
Elder Newsome H. Harrison, Wash
ington County's only surviving Con
federate veteran, stopped here a short
while yesterday to chat with old
friends before going to Smithwicks
Creek church, where he preaches to
day, tomorrow, and Sunday. Al
though he is almost 87 years old, Mr.
Harrison is very active in both mind
and body, and meets his friends with
muct) interest.
He is interesting in conversation on
current questions and kows well the
history of this section, dating back to
his boyhood days.'
Born in Martin County between
here and Hamilton, Mr,' Harrison a
few years later, moved with his par
ents to Washington County, where he
has since lived.
Catawba 'County poultry growers
are caponizing their cockerels instead
of selling them at the prevailing price
of 10 cents a pound. J
Becomes Manager of New
Division Within The
.Carolina Division
Mr. Ray H. Goodmon, for several
years popular sales manager of the
Carolina Division, Virginia Electric
and Power Company, has been trans
ferred from the company's offices in
Roanoke Rapids to manager of a new
district formed within the Carolina
Division, with headquarters at Wil
liamston. Before quoting the Roanoke
Rapids Herald on Mr. Goodmon's
promotion, suffice it to say that Wil
liamston and its citizens have a ready
welcome for Mr. Goodman and his
The Herald, in its yesterday edition,
"An exclusive bulletin was posted
yesterday by Vice President J. T.
Chase which reads as follows, 'Ef
fective October 1, 1932, Mr. Goodmon,
reporting to Mr. J. T. Chase, becomes
Manager of a new district, formed
within the Carolina Division, with
headquarters at Williamston.'
"Mr. and Mrsjl, Goodmon and son,
Ray Jr., will rttwve to Williamston
the lattfr. part of September.
"For the past seven years, Ray has
been, later salesntanager, for
j the company. He has had charge of
| sales of equipment for North Caro
lina ami his force has made fine show
ings in competition with those of other
divisions of the company, winning
several first prizes.
"Recently he has been given other
duties in connection with sales and
promotion work for the company and
has never failed to produce. His work
and personality has brought "him to
the attention of officials of the com
pany to culminate in this merited pro
"He has been very active in civic af
fairs in Roanoke Rapids. As a charter
member of the Kiwanis Club, he has
served on many important commit
tees where results were needed. Prob
ably his most outstanding work in
this line was in raising funds last
year to employ several hundred un
employed on the sewer ditch project
for a period of several months during
the Winter.
"He was in the thick of the World
War, went over the top a score of
times, was wounded twice in action,
received citations for bravery in ac
tion, and has been recommended by
State Legion officials for the award of i
the Order of the Purple Heart, a
coveted prize to all ex-service men. ]
"His congenial, never-changing per-|
sonality has endeared him to the peo
ple of Roanoke Rapids and this ter-.
ritory and it with genuine regret they
see him leave."
» I
Highway Commission Said
To Have Promised The
Petition Consideration
Appearing before the State High
way Commission in Raleigh this week, 1
several Martin County citizens from
Hassells,. Robersonville, and William- 1
ston appealed to that body to route
Highway hfco. 11 through Hassells.
I>elegatii|is from Pitt County are un
derstood to have urged the commis
sion at previous times to hard surface
No. It from Bethel to Oak City|
straight tjwougty, leaving the town'
of Hassell two or three miles off the'
It is understood that the members
of the commis#ion told the Martin
delegation that nothing had been done
in connection with improving or hard
surfacing No. 11, and that the routing
of the road through the town would
be considered.
Tobacco Prices Continue
To Advance On Border
Tobacco prices on the border -and
South Carolina markets continued up
ward this week, causing more encour
agement for farmers there and farm
ers here, and -everybody everywhere.
Lumberton reported an official aver
age 1 or 2 points below 13 cents on
Wednesday, and the advance was not
ed on all the markets. A stronger de
mand for the better grades was. re
ported, the price reflecting an increase
of about 17 per cent this week over
last week's quotations.
Cotton advanced m price again yes
terday, and there is surely some
ground for encouragement.
However, one or two Martin Coun
ty farmers selling on the border mar
kets this week did not do so well—
they averaged just about 6 cents a
pound for their offerings.
County School
Changed To September 12th
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Colonials Won Third Game
of Series 5 to 4 Here
Edenton today is leading William
ston in the "I.ittle World Series'' ar
ranged as an aftermath of the Albe
marle baseball season, Elizabeth City
having been eliminated outright and
I olerain losing its right to participate
in the pennant race following a de
cision handed down by disinterested
parties. But Kdenton, with its one
game margin, hasn't captufM the se
i ries as yet.
Halderson shut out the locals here
Tuesday afternoon, the Colonials
Winning 3 to 0. Cherry subdued the
Chowan nine Wednesday afternoon
at" Edenton 10 to 8 to tie the series,
and yesterday afternoon the Colonials
"lucked out" a win to make the series
stand, Edenton two, and Williamsion,
Herring, for Williamston, allowed
the visitors only eight hits,"while his
teammates counted 15 in the game
here yesterday afternoon. But with
all their luck, the visitors had to go
into the 10th inning to win five to
four. *
The Martins were off to a rapid
start in the first frame when Earps
was given a base on balls, and Jimmie
Brown (tit to advance him to second
and take his own place on first. Kug
ler was next up and his hit scored
Earps. A double by Coffield scored
Brown and Kugler.
No more scoring was in order until
the fourth inning when Dunlap,
Edenton first-sarker, got a three-base
hit aifd scored on O'Brien's single.
Two more scoreless innings passed,
and in the 7th, C. Webb was given
a free pass to first. Bunch, next up.
was safe at first on an error. Partin
hit to score Webb and Bunch, knot
ting the score. Both teams were
scoreless in the eighth and ninth
frames, but the game was won in the
tenth when Dunlap singled, O'Brien
walked, E. Webb singled to score
Dunlap and C. Webb sacrified to
score O'Brien. The Martins made a
desperate attempt to tie the score in
their turn in the tenth when Herring
.singled and took second on a hard
knocked ball to-the pitcher by Earps
who was out at first. Gaylord hit a
long ball to left field to score Her
ring, but the hitting activities ended
there, and Williamston lost a hard
-game.* ■
The two teams meet here next Tues
day afternoon for the fourth game of
the series.
The box score:
Edenton AB R H PO A E
J. Webb, cf S 0 1 0 0 0
Leary, ss 4 0 0 1 i i
Suttonfield, c 4 0 0 8 0 0.
Dunlap, lb 5 2 3 9 0 0
O'Brien, p 4 1112 0
E. Webb, rf 5 0 2 2 0 0
C. Webb, If 3 1 0 3 0 0
Bunch, 3b 5 10 12 1
i'artin, 2b 3 0 1 4 2 0
Totals 38 5 8 30 ,2 2
Williamston AB R H PO A E
Earps, ss 5 12 16 0
W.—Gaylord, If 5 i) 2 1 0 0
J. Brown, 3b 5 112 0 0
Latham, c 4 0 1 4 0 1
Kugler, cf 4 12 10 0
Coffield, rf . 5 0 4 4 0 0
H. Brown, 2b 5 0 1 2 *6 1
Taylor,, lb 5 0 0 15 0 0
Herring, p 5 1 2 0 2 0
Totals 43 4 15 30 14 2
Score by inhings:
Edenton 000 100 200 2r—s
Williamston 300 000 000 I—4'1 —4'
Cuts Low Timber Growth
and Makes Good Pasture
After he had cut the bushes and
low timber growth from 15 acres of
land, E. E. Rightsell, of Lenoir Coun
ty, seeded the land to lespedezaj car-,
pet grass, and Dallis grass to prrtttSftH'
an excellent pasture this season.
Bladen Farmer Sells Four
Acres of Tobacco for S9OO
. ' ■■■» I.
O. P. Hilburn, of Bladen County,
made over S9OO from four acres of to
bacco last year. He was the first
farmer in his section to run a tobacco
fertiliser demonstration is. still
following ridgi cultivation and using
high-grade fertiliser.
v /
The few less than 500 unem
ployed men in Martin County ap
plying for jobs here during the
past few days are now patiently
awaiting tangible results, but noth
ing has turned up as yet to give
them any strong hope for definite
A goodly number of those ap
plying for jobs have been back to
make a personal investigation of
their aplications, but nothing
definite could be told them. As
soon as any jobs open up, the
news will be spread among all
those asking for work.
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Late Crop, as a Whole, Not
Considered of Very
Much Value
While many Martin County farmers
arc not at all pleased with the outlook
for their late tobacco' crops, Mr. Lee
Hardison, Williams Township farm
er, is very optimistic over the out
come lit his own. The three curings
taken from his late crop are t»f a su
perkir quality to that pulled from his
early plantings, he said. The August
worms that are damaging and even
threatening the crop in many sections
arc well under control in his fields,
Mr. Hardison stating that he had a
liout 35 of his wile's turkeys worm
ing the late tobacco every day, "And
they are doing a good job of it, too,"
he said.
Mr. Hardisou&is planning to cure the
•last of his crop by the middle of next
In certain parts of Cross Koads
Township the August worms are said
to be causing considerable damage to
the crop, even destroying much of the
tobacco after it is placed in the hams.
One farmer stated he had to run his
heat to 175 degrees before be could rid
I the tobacco of the worms.
I John Coltrain, Griffins farmer, said
this week that he did not know what
to expect of his late crop. He has
not pulled the lugs fromj>ome of his
late crop up until now, and it looks as
if it will he late in the season when
he completes the work, "but 1 am go
ing to quit about Thanksgiving time,"
Mr. Coltrain jokingly said, I'art of
his crop is curing fairly well, he said.
A few farmers have already com
pleted harvesting their crops, and a
few-will-finish the work- this wesk,
but a majority of the Martin County
growers will hardly clear their fields
before some time in September.
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Funeral Services Were Held
From Her Late Home
Mrs. Charity E. Johnson died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Claude
Moore, near here un the old Everetts
road Wednesday following a long ill
ness caused by a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Johnson was a Miss Edmondson
before her marriage and bad lived in
this county all her life. She was the I
widow of Jesse Johnson, who died sev-|
eial months ago. She was 84 ..years
bid. ' . ' -
She leases four children, Mrs. Claud
Moore, Don and Robert Johnson, of
I'oplar Point, and Vann Johnson, of
Greenville. Mrs. Johnson was great
ly beloved for her kindness, and had
a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted
'yesterday afternoon by Elder Grimes,
of the Primitive baptist church. Bur
ial was in the cemetery at Spring
. »
One Church Service For
Local Methodists Sunday
C. T. Rogers, pastor.
Sunday school at 9:45 a ni.
One church service, at 11 a. m.
Epworth League, Monday, 8 p. m.
Revival services will begin at Holly
Springs Sunday night at 8 o'clock.
Rev. Tom Lee will do the preaching.
- Art arc invited'.
Members of both churches will take
notice that this coming Sunday will
end the third quarter, or nine months,
of our church year. Get in touch with
the church treasurer and help make
this the best bulletin so far. It will
be sent to all members within 10 day*.
Advertisers Will Fnd Our Col
ums a Latchkey to Over Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Homes
Change in Date Announced
by Officials Today After
Much Consideration
The opening of the Martin County
schools was postponed until Monday,
September 12, authorities this morn-,
ing announcing the delay alter con-
jidering several factors that made the
later opening almost imperative. Ar
rangements had been made for the
opening of all the eight-month schools
on Monday, September 5.
When the opening was arranged for
the filth, it was believed that the to
bacco crop would have been harvested
so as not to greatly interfere with
the attendance, but reports from the
rural sections indViiUe that the early
opening would pro* costly. It was
pointed out that some schools might
lose a teacher on account of too many
absences resulting in those sections
where the children would be held at
home to assist in the harvesting oi
v f'he delayed opening, it was point
ed out, will give many parents who
have little or no money now a bet
ter opportunity to equip their children
with books and supplies by the 12th.
Much inconvenience will result from
the delayed opening for'school heads
and probably others, but after con
sidering the'several factors surround
ing the early opening, tjie officials
rendered their decision postponing the
opening one week. Principals arc be
ing officially notified today oi the de
layed opening, and they will inform
their teachers, while the several thous
and children will glory in the pro-*
longed vacation.
Not Single Conviction Is
Returned at Session
This Week
Calling seven cases in the county
recorder's court last Tuesday, Judge
Bailey continued four, sent one to
tlie higher courts and found one de
fendant not guilty. A seventh case
was nol pTossed by Solicitor H. O.
The case charging Clarence Carson
with an assault with a deadly weapon
was nol prossed.
Probable cause appearing, the case
charging Barber -with secret
assault was sent to the superior court
for trial next month. The defendant
was offered bond in the sum of $250.
Charged with an assault upon a fe
tnale( Colon Perry had his case con
tinued one week.
The charging C. M. Barber
with an assault with a deadly weapon
was continued one week.
Tommie Herring, charged with an
assault, was found not guilty.
The case charging Calvin Coburn
with an assault with a deadly weapon
and disorderly conduct was continued
one week. The case charging William
M. Rogers with larceny and receiving
was also continued until next Tues
Buried in Roberson Grave
Yard, Near -Jamesville -
Yesterday Afternoon
W. I. Wallace, of Jamesville, died
suddenly at his home there about mid
night Wednesday of heart trouble. He
bad been in fairly good health despite
his advanced age and was able to care
for many duties. He was 68 years
The son of the late William Wal
lace and wife, Jane Chance Wallace,
he was born and lived in Beaufort
County,, moving to this county a num
ber of years agi Since that time he
' farmed, himself a good neigh
bor and a friend to all who knew him.
Five children, two daughters, Mrs.
John H. Mizelle, of Williams Town
ship, and Mrs. Kitchen, of Rosemary,
and. three iqbL £l».rence, £oy, and
Julius Wallace, all of Jamesville, sur
vive with thejr mother.
The last rites were conducted yes
terday afternoon by Rev. W. B. Har
rington, assisted by Daniel Hardison.
Burial wal in the Roberson cemetery,
near Jameiville.

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