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Warehousemen and People of Town Extend Cordial Welcome To All
Local Fire Company Goes
To Scene Just Before
Noon Wednesday
JFire believed to h«v« started from
a kitchen stove destroyed the residence
of Artis Roebuck and threatened the
Bailey home, near by, in Everetts
Wednesday shortly before the noon
hour. When the fire was first dis
covered, it was burning rapidly, mak
ing it impossible for those rushing to
the scene to save the structure and
much ol the household furniture.
One of the Roebuck boys is said to
have atarted a fire in the kitchen
stove? preparatory to cooking the noon
day meal. He then went dwn town,
just a short distance away, and re
turned within a short time. Before
entering the house, he is said to have
stopped in the yard to work on an
automobile for a minute or two. K.
B. Crawford abd Will Parker, local
people, saw the blase from the high
way and gave the alarm. All of Ev
eretts rushed to the blaze, but the
bucket brigaders were only able to
confine the fire to the one building.
The Williamaton fire company was
called when it was feared the fire
would reach the Bailey home near by.
The apparatus was carried there in a
short time and a small steam of water
was thrown on several small structures
near the main fire, the work of the
bucket brigade and the apparatus pre
venting additional damage.
According to reports, $1,500 insur
ance was carried on the building.
Colonial Company Makes
Pint Delivery To It«
Large Plant Here
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* The Colonial Oil Company yester
day made its first- shipment of
gasoline to its local storage plant re
cently completed on Roanoke River,
the old Haven Belle, once the pride
of Roanoke River steamboats, unload
ing 80,000 gallons of the fluid into
the huge tanks of a 150,000 gallon ca
pacity. Distribution from the plant
here to points a* far away as More
head City is already underway, Mr.
E. H. Wagner, manager of the local
plant, stating yesterday than an ex
pansion of th* distribution system to
include cities and towns 200 miles
away, is being considered. A large
truck of 2,500 gallon capacity will be
used in distribating the gasoline.
The old Haven Belle, for years a
freight on the Chesapeake, Al
bynai'le and Roanoke, returned yes-
a new boat, following an ab
sence 'oft, the stream of about 15
yeari. . The vessel stopping here yes
terday-was not the Haven Belle of
olden days.. Its steam power had been
replaed by oil burners, and other than
the name, the boat could no* be
identified by those who once view
ed it regularly from the bank* of the
Roanoke years ago.
The oil tanker, carrying around 80,-
000 gallons of gasoline each trip,
will make regular runs to this point
in the future, the frequency of the
trips to be determined later.
Announce List of Prices
For County Curb Market
The list of prices for the curb mar
ket Saturday is as follows: J
Eggs, IS cents dot.; string beans,
6 lbs. 25 cents; corn, 12 cents doi.;
cucumbers, 3 for sc; tomatoes, 2 l-2c
lb.; cabbage, 2c lb.; peppers, 5 lbs. for
25c; new sweet potatoes, 2c b.; onions
2 bs. for sc; pears, 5c b.; peaches, 5c
lb-; beets, 2c lb.f apples, 2c lb.; grapes
7c lb.; rfaubarb, 8c cprrots, 3c
bunch; turnips, 4c lb.; irish potatoes,
1 l-2c lb.; squash, 4c lb.
Rev. J. If, Perry to Conduct
Revival Matt at Hassells
Rev. J. M. Perry will conduct a
series of revival services in the Has
sell Christian church, beginning to
night and continuing for about 10
days, it wis announced yesterday.
Large crowds are expected to attend
each of the services, and a cordial
welcome awaits the people of all the
section. Mr- J. W. Eubanks, an
nouncing the meeting, stated that
every member is urged to attend.
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Tobacco farmers will find
no better place to aell their
tobacco than on the William
yvton market this year. Its
three warehouses, pictured
here, and their proprietors
are in a position to handle
your tobacco to the very best
of advantage. You will find
the higheat market prices a
waiting you here, making it
unnecessary for you to haul
your crop long distances in
the vain hope of higher prices.
Business men and other
citizen! of the town want you
to viait Williamston and have
you feel at home while here.
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Griffins Committee Urging
Cooperative Handling of
Books This Year
With the cooperation of all the chil
dren in the Farm Life district, Mr.
Plenny Peel this week expressed the
belief that nearly every child, if not
every one, could equip himself with
the necessary books for the 1932-33
term without much cost. The com
mittee there is asking all the children
of that district to collect all their old
school books and form a book ex
change of their own the first day the
school opens.
Many children throughout the coun
ty will find it difficult to secure books
this fall, but if those parents who are
able to buy will provide their chil
dren with books without waiting for
others to do it, there will be no great
difficulty in providing books for those
children whose parents are actually
unable to procure the necessary books
and supplies.
It is important to the child for him
to have the necessary books when
school opens. Every day he is with
out them he lags jsut that much more
in his class.
The people of Griffins will provide
books for their children in a cooper
ative way, it is beleved, and, accord
ing to Mr. Peel, an attempt will be
made to equip every child with the
necessary supplies for him to enter up
on his work and advance in his
Local Faculty To Hold
First Meet September 10
The first faculty meeting of the
1932-33 Williamston faculty will be
held in the high school building here
Saturday, September 10, at 3:00 o'-
clock p. m., it was announced today
Wilhamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, September 2, 1932
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Unusual Light Seen In the
Heavens by Williamston
People Last Tuesday
The heavens, while shouded in mil
lions of mysteries, yielded two phe
nomena to the eyes of man—-the eclipse
of the sun Wednesday afternoon and
an unvjsual light spreaking over the
skies for a few minutes Tuesday eve
The shaft of light, resembling the
capital letter "Y," or the wishbone of
a chicken, was first seen about 7:30
Tuesday evening. Located in the
clear, southeastern skies, the shaft of
light extended from about 20 degrees
above the horixon south about 70 de
grees east and going straight up for
a distance of about 25 degrees, where
it forked. The shaft of light pene
trated the darkness and was discern
ible at a glance.
There were no local lights to make
the reflection, and the position of the
moon could have had no part in caus
ing the unusual light. Many local
people observed the phenomenon, but
no one was able to offer a reason for
it being there.
Williamston High School
Pupils Register Next Week
Preparatory to opening the school*
here on Monday, September 12, Prin
cipal William R. Watson, of the lo
cal schools, has announced the follow
ing registration schedule for high
school pupils: '
Seniors, Wednesday, September 7,
8 to 12 a. m.
Juniors, Wednesday, September 7,
1:30 to 5 p. m. .
Sophomores, Thursday, September
Bth, t to 12 a. m.
Freshmen, Thursday, September 8,
1:30 to S p. m.
Government Having Hard
Time Establishing
Apparently the postal authorities
are finding it difficult to establish the
Norfolk-Wilson star mail route. The
large number of bids received last
month were turned down, and new
ones have been called for, the con
tract to go into effect October 1 and
continuing until June, 1936. It is un
derstood that bids entered last month
were too low, making it necessary for
the new call for bids.
It was learned yesterday that the
present carriers will continue in the
service until the contract is let the
latter part of this month.
The new contract calls for the han
dling of first-class mails only, where
as heretofore all kinds of mail matter
was handled by the carriers over the
route. Parcel Post, marked for spec
ial handling, will be carried over the
route, but that class of matter un
marked for special handling will be
carried over the day trains of the
Norfolk Southern trains running be
tween Norfolk and Raleigh. Under
the new arrangements, much of the
parcel post coming here will be re
ceived on the afternoon bus from Ply
mouth, reaching here about 4 o'clock.
Mrs. E. A. Green To Teach
Music In the Local Schools
Mrs. E. A. Green, of High Point,
will teach public school music and
piano in the schools here this season,
Principal Wm. R. Watson announced
this week.
. Mrs. Green is the wife of Profes
sor Green who will teach in the high
school here this year.
Delayed Opening Said To
Have Met with Favor
of the Majority
Accord-ing to reports coming from
several of the "county school princi
pals, the delay of one wee in opening
the schools for the 1V32-33 tefm will
be of much benefit to the children and
to the schools. At least, the delay will
cause little inconvenience, if any, in
most of the schools, it was stated.
"While we would have been glad to
go ahead under the first arrangement
and open the schools on the sth, the
delay will not cause us any threat
harm," Principal H. M. Ainsley, of
Oa City, said this wee. The Oak
City man did say that he believed the
early opening would have been better
for the school there, as nearly all the
children could attend during Septem
ber better than they could in October
and November, when cotton picking
is in progress in that section. But in
other sections, children are busily en
gaged in the harvesting of tobacco,
and the delayed opening will be of
much help to them and their parents.
After enjoying a long vacation—
without pay—the teachers, or many
of' them, it is said, are ready to return
i to their duties.
More Licenses Sold So Far
This Year Than For A
Similar Period in 1932
A period of little activity was noted
at the marriage license bureau of Mar
tin County,during the month of Aug
ust, when only 7 licenses were issued
to applicants by Register of Deeds J.
Sam Getsinger. Four of the seven
licenses went to white people and three
to colored. While tHlknumber of li
censes issued to white couples has
been greater since last April, there
.have been eight more marriages a
mong the colored population than
there have been among white people.
Up until the first of September, the
local bureau had sold 80 licenses, 44
to colored and 36 to white applicants.
So far this year there have been four
more licenses sold than there were
sold during a similar period last year,
A review of the records shows
Secrecy was asked at the bureau for
one marriage, but the news broke
through from other sources, and "the
side was out" then and there.
The last few days of August were
hot, buj one or two of the seven cou
ples braved the weather and embarked.
Records show the following licenses
issued during the past month:
Willis McKinley and Annie Mary
Martin, both of Martin County.
Julius T. James, of Martin County,
and Mrs. Lula Copeland, of Bertie
Dr. E. M. Lpng and Mary E. L)eal,
of Hamilton.
Reubin Rogers and Elizabeth Capps,
both df Martin County.
Joe Lee Speller and Thessie Duel!,
both o|» Martin County.
Jahles H. Finch and Geo Reeves,
both of Martin County.
Richard Razor and Catherine Wil
liams, bpth of this county.
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In Mnding out ita first newspaper in colors, The Enterprise pauses
here to express its sincere appreciation and whole-hearted thanks foi}
the support given it in making the edition possible. We trust our read
ers wll give the advertisers every possible consideration during this, a
new and more hopeful harvest for Eastern North Carolina. And we also
trust that it can be agreed that by cooperation and consideration of our
neighbors and other friends that all can work together for better time*
ahead, that the labors of fanners, business men, and others will be
ful and in accord with the principles of human advancement.
The Enterprise presents this special tobacco market edition aa an
unusual event in the run of small country newspapers, not so much for
the glory in it—if there be ftny—but with the sympathetic hope that a
better cooperation among us all might result for the advancement of
every citisen, rich or poor, in Martin County. Toward this end, w«|
earnestly ask that you read the various messages and know that Wil
liams ton's merchants, business men, and the tobacco market stand ready
and are willing to do everything possible for the general welfare of die
community, county and all the people. '«/
Market Here Is
Well Prepared
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Labor Day, a national holiday
observed on the first Monday in
September of each year, will be
ju»t another day to labor for every
body here having job* with the
exception of the bank and post of
fice employees. With probably
one or two exceptions, those are
the only two businesses to observe
the day as a holiday. All stores
will remain open preparatory to
the opening of the markets the fol
lowing day.
No mail deliveries will be made
in the town or in the rural sec
tions, and the window at the post
office will be closed.
Squabble Features Close of
Albemarle Baseball
League Series
A squabble featured the close of the
Albemarle Baseball League season
here yesterday afternoon when the
Williamston Martins were declared
winners of. the .."little world series'*
over the Edenton .Colonials. While it
was generally understood that Wil
flamston was leading when the play
was stopped, the many fans were in
doubt as to the count as they waited
for the end of the lengthy squabble
between KiWnton players and.Umpire
Some say the Colonials forfeited the
game when the players walked off.the
field and that the resulting score was
9 to 0 in. favor of the locals. The
the play was stopped in the la*t half,
of the eighth inu'ing, the official-) score
was 7 to 6in favor of the locals. The
squabble started when Taylor, Mar
tin first baseman, knocked a hard drive
down the third base line. The um
pire called it fair, and those near the
third sack agreed with the decision,
but strong objection was entered by
the Edenton players. One I'anl Dun
lap, a whipped pitcher, jumped for the
chance to leave the TJOX, apparently
thrilled over the unexpected relief,
and then the argument drifted to the
gate receipts, the Martins' manage
ment denying Edenton's claim to- one
half the money as the players walked
game. " The division held, both teams
off the field without finishing the
game. The division held, both teams
sharing equally in the $135 gate.
The game was the seventh and last
of the series, three or four of the ex
hibitions leading up to it having been
of inferior quality. And the contest
yesterday, while it was interesting in
one sinse of the word, was short in
many respects, but it was sufficient to
climax a hectic and fairly successful
baseball series in this neck of the
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Ayden is sheduled to play the Mar
tins her« tomorrow, and a game with
Plymouth Sunday being strongly con
sidered, it was unofficially announced
Advertisers WHI Fnd Our Col
ums a Latchkey to Ow Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Homes
Comparatively Light Sales
Expected on All Markets
Opening Day
Williamston's three large ware
warehouses. proprietors and citizens
are all in readiness for the opening
of the 1V32 tobacco marketing season
here next 1 uesday. Evi'ry arrange
ment has teen made for the advan
tageous handling of the crop here this
year, and a sincere invitation is al
ways in order for everyone to visit
the rmarket, its merchants, business
men and others at any and all times.
Comparatively light sales are pre
dicted on nearly all,, if not all the
markets in the belt opening day, but
it is believed that many farmers will
sell a little that day to 'feel out' the
markets. Thousands of visitors from
ev.ery nook and corner of the belt are
expected to visit the markets and
observe the sales and prices at first
hand. All of North Carolina and
parts of Virginia will eagerly await
the averages paid that day in the hope
that there will be a marked advance
With the common grades selling
higher than they did last year on the
border markets, a noticeable increase
is hoped for in the average price this
season on the eastern markets. Sure
ly, the opening-day average price will
be considerably higher than the $6.H4
received per hundred pounds on the
opening last season.
I hat the ypening of the markets
this year will attract juure attention
than any pkst one is almost certain,
for the conditions surrounding many i
; .farm markets throughout the. world
are more than unusual in their nature
this Several of the basic farm
commodities have advanced in price,
and there is a market shortage in the
tobacco crop which should boost the
price of the gulden weed. «
With .a stronger cooperation already
expressed' for the' Williamston To
bacco Market, a successful season is
predicted here this year. Able and
experienced warehouseman will be in
charge of the three spacious ware
houses this year, and a strong corps
of buyers has already been assigned
to the market. Several arrived this
week and already there is* an increas
ed activity here.
The warehousemen here this year
will have in their employ an efficient
group of floor managers, auctioneers
and office men. Personal attention
will be given every detail by 'the
warehousemen!,' and in each of the
three houses, the proprieties will lead
the sales, and dp every thing in their
power for their patrons.
Local merchants, warehousemen
and every citizen in the town have
Worked in an effort to provide the
market patrons every advantage in
selling and buying here. All are wel
comed, and though the sales may not
j break records,, large crowds are ex-
I pec ted and welcomed here next Tues
day for the opening.
Oak City Wins Over Bear
Grass 7 To 6, Wednesday
Oak City defeated Bear
Grass here Wednesday afternoon by
a score of 7 to 6- This was one of the
best games of the season played on
the local diamond. Whitley and John
son led the hitting with three safeties
tach. J. C. Jihnson and Matthews
each made a home run. Sills held the
visitors well in check, only allowing
10 hits, while his teammates were con
necting for 15 safeties off of Stalls.
Batterie# for Oak City were Sills and
Johnson; for Bear Crass, Stalls and
The Oak City boys so far have
played 30 games, winning 20 and loi
ing 10. Saturday afternoon at 3 o'-
clock Oak City will meet Lilley'a Hall
for the third time thia season. Sine*
Lilley's Hall took the firit two gamea,
the local boy» will be out for revenge
and thia promiiea to be a very good
game. 4

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