Watch the Label On Tour Paper As It. Curias tfaa Data Whan Your Subscription Expires VOLUME XXXV—NUMBER 62 22 CASES FROM THIS COUNTY IN FEDERAL COURT Defendants Scheduled To Answer Various Charges in Washington Monday Charged with violating in one way or another the liquor laws, twenty two Martin Cousty men face trial in Federal court at Washington next week. The number of defendants is the smallest scheduled for trial before Judge I. M. Meekins in some time. Last October there were 42 defend atns before the court from this coun ty. This year there is a marked in crease in the number of alleged white violators and an offsetting decrease a mong the colored charged with liquor law violations. Probable cause appearing in their cases, the following men are sched uled to appear at the court next week:j Tyler James, James D. Pierce, | James Ramsey, Allen Smith, all col ored; Harold E. Hopkins, Grover C. and T. C. Whitley, John A. Griffin; E. G. and L. G. Godard, Thurman Nicholson, Grower Nicholson, A. C. Sparrow, W. Thomas Jenkins, James F. Terry, Ben Whitaker, Norman, W. Elmer Rawls, Mack Knox, C. M. Bar ber, Wm. T. Harris, and John T. Cratt, all white. WRITES "ARTICLE ON SMALL TOWNS Upholds Life In the Small Towns as the Only Ideal One In the second issue of the attract ive magazine, "The Carolines," Rev. Charles H. Dickey, local minister, has an interesting article, "The Heart of the Nation Lies in Its Small Towns." Commanding a front position in the magazine devoted to the progress of the Carolina*, the article upholds small town life 4s ideal compared with that hemmed up in the great canyons and . gorges of the modern centers of pop ulation. I Mr. Dickey declares in his article, "The small town is the place where all the best things in life come easily! and naturally. If it is human sympa thy, one finds it in the small town.j If kindness, friendship and simple loy- | alty count for anything in this world, | these virtues are as common in our. town as the vegetables we take from our gardeni The dazzling and pop-' ulous city has but few attractions for | such people as we are. We like it beat this way. In conclusion, Mr. Dickey asks the simple but vital question, "And isn't! it true that the greatest heritage one | can have is to be well born in an w|iere artificiality and show do not crowd out God's handi work, and where nature has a chance at the soul?" , Mrs. Mary E. Long Died Monday Near Jamesville. Mrs. Mary E. Long died at her | home in Jamesville Township last; Monday and was buried in the family. cemetery on the home farm Tuesday, | Rev. W. B. Harrington conducting the last rites. Mrs. Long, the widow of the late James Harrison "Long, was nearly 83 years old. Two sons, J. M. Long, of Ayden, and James Long, of Elizabeth City, survive. • ■ Rev. O. W. Dowd Will Preach Here Sunday ♦ C. T. Rogers, pastor. Rev. O. W. Dowd, presiding elder of the Elizabeth City District, will preach at II o'clock, after which the fourth quarterly conference will be held. Members are urged to see the stewards and help make a good re port. Services at 7:30 p. m. Sunday 'school, 9:45 a. m. Epworth League, Monday, 7:30 p.m. Holly Springs Preaching at 3:30 p. m. Missionary Society, 4:30 p. m. Sunday school, 10:30 a. m. ■ ■ • Announce Curb Market Prices For Saturday 1 A list of prices in effect on the county curb market here tomorrow ia as follows; Eggs, ddken, 27 cents; string beans, 5 cents a pound; corq, dozen, 13 cents cucumbers, 3 cents each; squash, 3 cents a pound; tomatoes, 4 cents a pound; salad, 3 centa a pound; cab bage, pound, 3 cents; peppers, pound, 6 cents; onions, pound 2 1-2 cents; peaches, 2 cents a pound; apples, 2 cents a pound; grapea, 3 cents a quart; rhubarb, 8 cents a bunch; car rota, 6 cents a bunch; turnips, 6 cents a hunch; beets, bunch 3 cents; new sweet potatoes, pound 1 cent; pears, 3 cents a pound. THE ENTERPRISE Robersonville Negro Making Earnest Attempt To Find Oil (Robersonville Herald) Charlie Long, 50-year-old col ored man, of Robersonville, is to be claaaed among the truly opti mistic. He ia digging for oiL Suffering an hallucination all hia own and. without any signs what soever, the old man pitched- hia * tent on a tract of land here be onging to Mrs. A. R. Dunning, of Williamston, and started dig ging. Staying there by day and by night, the old negro haa al ready sunk a number of dollars in 23 wells each about six feet deep. So optimistic ia he that he ia hir ing othera to do the work while V. E. P. OPENING 1 * The Virginia Eleetric and Pow er Company ia moving in ita new equipment today, preparatory to opening ita newly eatabliahed dis trict office here neat Monday, it was learned from Manager Ray Goodmon this morning. Com plete opening announcements will be made later. The N. S. Peel building, form erly occupied by Anderson's store for many yeara, has been made into a modern atore and office building, adding greatly to the ap pearance of Main Street Several familiea connected with the company, are locating here this week and will be ready to continue their duties next Monday. SOCIALIST PARTY GETS PLACE ON BALLOT IN STATE Forty Local People Signed Petition Giving Party Place on Ticket With a petition carrying more than 10,000 names, the Socialist Party gained the right this week to have the names of its electors appear on the national ballot in North Carolina, giv ing the voters of this state an oppor tunity to make their choice from a mong three nominees, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Democrat; Herbert Hoov er, Republican; and Norman Thomas, Socialist. Advocates of fair play, more than 40 Williamston people signed the pe tition urging the State Board of Elec tions to recognize the party. In sign ing the petition, the signers did not pledge support of the party in the elec tion next November 8, but merely signed it to make it possible for those who wanted to vote for Nominee Thomas in this state to do so without having to write in all the names of the electors. • • Major L. P. McLendon, Adrian Mitchell, and W. A. Lucas, three of the five members of the board of elec tions, were pfesent at the meeting Wednesday, and the board unanimous ly adopted the following resolutions: "Be It Resolved, That the names of presidential electors of the Social ist party, as certified to this board by the secretary of the party, be printed as a part of the official national bal lot to be voted on in the general elec tion to be held November 8, 1932." And, "Whereas, no other political party than the Democratic, Republi can, and Socialist parties have com plied with the law and regulations heretofore adopted by the board for the printing of the names of Presi dential electors on the official ballot, "Be it the laid official na tional ballot ai printed ihall consist of the carididates for presidential elec tors certified to this board by the Democratic, Republican, and Socialist parties." Board memberi said the Socialist pe titions had more than the required 10,000 signatures while the Prohibition party request had less than 300. After the board's action, Alton A. Lawrence, State Socialist secretary, who formally presented the petitions, issued a statement "predicting the Thomas vote in North Carolina ii going to surprise a good many poli ticians." Lawrence said last night's action placed names of Thomas electors on' the ballots of 46 states, and in addi tion in South Carolina Socialists can print and vote their own ballots if they desire. The statement expressed gratifica tion that the boaftl of elections "took the only fair course in accepting the 'petitions. They might have followed petty tactics and refused our petition, in which case we should have been obliged to carry the matter to the Supreme Court, with consequent un favorable publicity for the State." Williamston, Martin County, North Carotin*, Friday, September 30, 1932 he watches for oiL He haa hia barrels waiting for the flow, and declare! he already haa order* in hia handa for a carload of *£he fluid. The old fellow ia aaid to have been "off" for year*, but ia de clared harmleaa. His new venture ia causing authorities much con cern aa he haa several hundred dollara in caah pnd no kinapeople. The authoritiea don't know whether to allow him to continue wearing hia money digging for oil or appoint a guardian to take care of him and look after hia in tareata. DISAGREE OVER PROPOSED STAR ROUTE SERVICE Hamilton Patrons Want a Route from Weldon To Williamston That the mail service advocated by certain patrons over a star route from here to Oak City via Everetts, Rob ersonville, and Hamilton is not agree able to others was learned here yester day morning, Mr. R. W. Salsbury, of Hamilton, stating that many patrons there wanted a star route from Wel don to Williamston. It was Mr. Sals bury's belief at . that time that the Hamilton postal patrons prefer the present service between Hamilton and Hassell rather than that proposed over the Williamston to Oak City, via Ev eretts, Robersonville, and Hamilton, route. Discussing the proposed William ston to Oak City route yesterday morning, Postmaster, Price pointed out that the patrons in Hamilton would get mail about 7:30 each morn ing, or about 4 1-2 hours earlier than they are now getting it, and that mail ccflild be dispatched as late as 5 o'clock ■in the afternoon under the proposed schedule. With little prospect for a paying passenger service between William ston and Weldon and the operation of a star route from Hobgood to Scot land Neck already under way, Mr. Price stated as his opinion that there is little hope for the establishment of a star mail route and passenger line between Weldon and Williamston. It tfas also pointed out that Ham ilton would get the same service over the proposed route from here to Oak City as it would over a Weldon to Williamston route. But an improved service of any type rests with the postal patrons along the proposed route, it was pointed out by the post master here. It is agreed that the patrons in the several towns are experiencing poor mail service, and that a strong effort will be made to have the government establish the proposed route. FAIR BOOSTERS MAKE STOP HERE Were Well Received Here Wednesday Afternoon By A Large Crowd The State Fair boosters, touring Eastern North Carolina in three spec ial busses, were received here Wednes day afternoon by a goodly number of local and visiting people. Running behind schedule almost an hour, the boosters did not tarry long here, going on to Windsor, Edenton, and Eliza beth City, where they spent the night. Kenneth Carpenter, radio announc er for WPTF, Raleigh, extended his hearers here a welcome to attend the State Fair in Raleigh next month, al luring them that a visit would be greatly worth while. JThe State Col lege band attempted two selections, and the souvenir distributor gave a way hundreds of small whistles, and for the remainder of the afternoon the little town was full of noise. Mr. Carpenter pointed out in his brief talk that big preparations had been maed and were being made for the State fair this year, that admis sions had been reduced, and that peo ple all over the State were supporting the big agricultural and amusement event. And for those who have listened to Mr. Carpenter over the radio and wondered what he looked like; well, he'll do. Tax Payments Are Being Made Rapidly in County With the county on the eve of its tax advertising, tax payments are be ing made rapidly now by Martin prop erty owners, according to a statement made yesterday by Sheriff C. B. Roe buck. Prospects for a larger percent age collection than last year are now bright, the sheriff said. W. SAM BARNHILL, ROBERSONVILLE, DIES SUDDENLY Funeral Service Tomorrow Afternoon at 3 O'clock In Robersonville W. Samuel Bamhill, a leading busi ness man of Robersonville and promi |nent in county affairs, died suddenly in a doctor's office there Thursday afternoon about 1:30 o'clock. He had been in ill health following a light stroke of paralysis suffered about a year ago, and he is thought to have suffered a similar attack yesterday, re sulting in his sudden death. Recovering from the light stroke suffered about a year ago, Mr. Barn hill continued his duties, and was ac tive right up to the last. During the morning he exercised himself and shortly noon he told friends in his store that he was feeling bad, that he was going home and if he did not feel better he was going to the doctor. After a short stay at home he went to the doctor's office for an examination. His heart was failing rapidly, and the doctor asked about the exercising, explaining to Mr. Bamhill that he should have remained quiet. His condition became sudden ly worse and he died a few minutes afterward. About 66 years old, Mr. Bamhill was born near Everetts, the son of the late Abram P. and Creecy Jantes Bamhill. When a young man he moved to Everetts, a few years later going to Robersonville. He was one of the copartners in Barnhill Brothers, operating three stores in the county. He married Miss Ida Everett, and she Avith two children, Miss Marjorie Barnhill, of New York, and Mrs. Hugh Roberson, of Robersonville, survives. Three brothers, Messrs. J. T., Joe, and Church Barnhill, and two sisters, Mrs. Nathan Rogers and Mrs. R. A. Bailey, survive. Funeral services will be conducted at the Primitive Baptist Church in Robersonville at 3 o'clock by Elders Grimes, Cowin, and Harrison, and in terment will follow in the New Cem etery there. ..._ _ SAYS FARMERS ARE PROMPTLY PAYING LOANS Government Collector An ticipates Little Trouble In This Section Martin County farmers who secured loans from the Federal Government last spring to finance their farming operations this year, are meeting their government obligations promptly, ac cording to information given out by Mr. Claudius Dockery, collecting a gent for Martin and some of the ad joining counties. A large number of farmers paid their loans in full with one or two loads of tobacco, and, to date, not a man has shown any indication of try ing to evade his obligation to the government. Considering the amount of money loaned in this county as compared with some of the larger counties, payments are being made more promptly here than in some of the other sections. x Farmers who did not raise tobacco have been unable to pay any part of their loans, but it is thought that at least 95 per cent of the borrowers in this county will be able to pay out with either thtir peanut, cotton, or tobacco crops. , The government has recently prose cuted several farmers in Alabama who received loans last year and during the harvest spirited their crops away, failing to meet their obligations. Mr. Dockery does not anticipate any such trouble in his territory and speaks very highly of the people that secured loans and their willingness to cooperates with him in settling theii accounts. Henry D. Simpson Died Near Jamesville Today Henry D. Simpson, 62-year-old res ident of Jamesville Township, died at his home there early this morning. He had never married. Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at S o'clock by Rev. W. B. Harrington. Interment will follow in the Modlin burial ground in Jamesville Township. • Dr. Sawyer To Maintain Office in Williamston Dr. C. J. Sawyer, eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist, beginning next Thursday will maintain an office at Williamston in the old Farmers and Merchants Bank Building. The doc tor will observe from 2 to 5 o'clock each week day except Wednesday as office hours, and special appointments can be arranged at other hours, the specialist stated in an announcement made this week. Tobacco Sells 140,000 Pounds Brisk sailing featured the sales on the local tobacco market to day, many farmers reporting the prices stronger. Growers ap peared wall pleaaed with their aalea, and no complainta were heard. An atmosphere of en couragement surrounded the ac tivities on the market today aa the farmers ruahed to and fro un loding their tobacco juat ahead of the lively salea. Approximately 140,000 pounds of the golden leaf were on the three warehouse floors here to day. The firat house aales were not complete until shortly before the lunch hour, and it was be BIG CROWD AT KIWANIS MEET TUESDAY NIGHT Club Host To Professional and Business Men Of The Community The Williamston Kiwanis Club was host last Tuesday evening to 85 of the community's business and profes sional men, which included the tobac co warehousemen and buyers on the local market along with several other business representatives of the coun ty. After a sumptuous dinner was serv ed by the Woman's Club, Mr. C. 11. Dickey, president of the Club, wd J corned the visitors with a few appro priate remarks and then turned the meeting over to Messrs. Frank Mar golis and Dr. P. B. Cone, who planned the program. Jim King, local tobacco man, was called upon for a short talk, and he very graciously commented on the to bacco business fin Williamston and later introduced Mr. I'ritchard, super visor of sales on the Williamston market who discussed the situation briefly. One of the principal talks of the evening was made by Leslie Fowdew, who reviewed general conditions in the section, Hiving special attention to the tobacco and peanut markets. He made an earnest appeal to the bus iness men to cooperate and work for a larger Williamston, a better tobacco and peanut market. Pete made a good talk, which was enjoyed by the large gathering of men. Judge Clayton Moore, in a few brief complimentary remarks, introduced Mr. Wayland Spruill, Democratic nom inee for the lower house of the next General Assembly of North Carolina, from Bertie County. • He mixed poet-j ry and humorous /cmarks to jenter-. tain the crowd for a few minutes, but' he didn't fail to of liis friendly feeling for Williamston and Martin County and his appreciation for hav ing been asked to the meeting. I Judge Francis I), Winston, the grand old man from Bertie, 1 " and the principal speaker of the evening, was introduced by E. S. Peel, In his own inimitable manner, the judge had something good to say. Stating that "Williamston is logically the gateway to the whole Albemarle section," and by reason of its location should start a movement to advertise this section to the world, he lamented the fact that we had gone so long without realizing the opportunities and dis covering the beauties that surround us. In conclusion, he threw out a challenge to the people of this section to tackle the job of placing the Albe marle section on the map, which the judge said would be an easy task. During the dinner period, Mrs Green, music teacher in the local school, played several piano selections. i > 0 Presbyterians Announce Sunday Services in County Sunday, October 2, 1932: Church School at 9:45 a. ni, Worship service and sermon, 11 a. m., "The Shipwreck of Paul." Bear Grass Church school at 9:30 a. m. Worship service and sermon at 7:30 p. m. Roberson's Chapel Revival lervices every night. Church school and sermon at 4 p. m. Ballard's Farm Mission Prayer mee:!ng every Friday night at 7:30 p. m. "Go to some church every Sunday." C ♦ Rev. W. A. Davis to Hold Revival at Christian Chapel • - Rev. Warren A. Davis, of Wash ington, will itart a series of services at Christian Chapel next Sunday night, it was announced yesterday by ficer of the church. An invitation is extended the public. tieved the selling would con tinue into late afternoon. Many tips of inferior quality are still being offered, but a few better grades are being offered. The Imperial company was bid ding strong today, buying a good ly percentage of the offerings. And Reynolds was said to be more active today in its pur chases, the upper stalk grades beginning to make their appear ance in larger quantities. An official average of $10.50 a hundred pounds was reported yesterday, and it was believed at noon today the price would go beyond the U-cent mark today. f PLAN CAMPAIGN " Meeting at Bayview next Tues day, First District Democrats will make plans for a vigorous politi cal campaign in the fourteen coun ties comprising the district in be half of Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt and the entire Demo cratic ticket. All Democratic county the various committeemen, and oth ers numbering more than 300 are expected to attend the meeting, it was stated. The Beaufort County Demo cratic committee will serve roast ed oysters. CHURCH CASE TO BE CALLED NEXT TERM OF COURT Smithwicks Creek Church Trial Set for November 28 By Judge Daniels The famous Smith wick Creek church case was scheduled fur retrial next November by JudKe Frank A. Dan .kjs here, last Tijesdav aftsrimun.- the -plaintiffs appearing before the court asking that the issue lie heard again. The case, growing out of a dispute as to the rightful ownership of the church building and church property, heard by Judge A. Sin clair in March, 1930.. The trial reach ed a climax at the end of the sixth day when the jury returned a verdict favoring the plaintiffs and Judge Sinclair immediately set it aside. The cast was later scheduled -for* trial at the September term -of last year, but was postponed when there was some hope for a compromise. But no agree ment was ever reached, the plaintiffs or the majority side, using the church each fourth Saturday and Sunday, and the defendants, or the minority group, tu Hit controversy, using' the church each second Sunday. And while both groups strongly maintain their rights to the building and property, peace has reigned throughout the squabble; that is, no violence has been reported. I Thousands upon thousands of words have poured forth from each side, but by all the talking and discussions no settlement- could be reachc°d. And it is wagered that no settlement agree able to both sides will ever be reached. The only cure, it is believed, rests with time, and plenty of time. The case will be called Monday, November 28, the second week of the regular special term of the Martin Su perior court. No judge has been as signed at this time, and it will not bu known until the court convenes No vember 21 whether a jury will bij summoned from outside the counfy. The jury hearing the case more than two years aga was summoned from Pitt County. The same lawyers, Messrs. J. A. Paul, Ward and Gripies, of Washing ton, and E. S. Peel, of Williams-ton, representing the plaintiffs in the first trial, and Messrs. A. D. Mac Lean, of Washington, and A. K. Dunning, of Williamston, representing the defend ant in March, 1930, will again appear in the case. ' i County Commissioners to Hold Meet Here Monday The selection of a jury list for the two weeks civil term of Martin Coun ty Superior Court convening the third week in November is one of the sched uled duties for the Martin County Board of Commissioners in regular session next Monday. .Routine be handled and other prob lems that might present themselves will be discussed, it was learned yes terday from the clerk to the board. Cabarrus Corn Farmer Will Make 100 Bushels to Acre Qjrn planted by H. Bonds, of Cabarrus County land producing oats and lespedeza Ifbr the past 0 two years will make 100 bushels to the acre, he says. Advertisers Will Fftd Oar CoU nms a Latchkey to Over Sixteen Hundred Martin Coanty Hones ESTABLISHED 1898 SUPERIOR COURT BROUGHT TO END HERE THURSDAY Two of the Several Cases Heard Will Go To The Supreme Court The two weeks term of Martin County Superior Court was brought to a close here early yesterday Jifter noon with many, of the civil cases scheduled for trial this week being .continued until the next term to be held here ifi November,' Despite the brief period the court was in session, a few cases were cleared from the docket, some by jury and a few others by agreement. Two were appealed and will be sent to the supreme court. 1). t larencl; Gurkin's petition for restoration of his citizenship was fav orably accepted by the court. Judgment were granted Mrs. Emily Sniithwick against W. Jackson Holli day for SSOO and C. L, Hinson for SSOO, including interest on the amounts from 1924 until paid. An appeal was noted. By an agreement, a judgment was given J. R. Coltrain iiv-the sunt of SIOO against A. E. Manning. A judgment in the sum of $251 was given the United States Tire and Rub ber Company against R. B. Brown. Judgment was denied the Virginia- Carolina Chemical Company in its suit against W. A. Vanderford. An appeal was noted. A mistrial resulted in the case of Mrs. J. B. .Everett et al against Mrs. R. W. Higdon, executrix of W. G. ruhill, et al. Harrison Brothers and Company were given a judgment in the sum of $-125 against J. H Rogers and'others. James Strawbridge, charged with the theft of gun shells valued at - sls was ordered removed to the KaSt Car olina Training School for a period of 18 months. ARGUE MOTION IN JOHNSON CASE ... ♦ * Motion To Set Aside The Verdict Will Be Heard In Tarboro October 19 • •. • • ! An appeal appeared likely in the j $25,000 F.dgar Johnson suit - against j the Hofller Boney Transfer Company this week when the defense made a motion to set aside* the $1.1,400 ver dict in favor of the plaintiff, returned | last Friday by a Martin County Su perior Court jury here. By consent | the motion was continued to be heard jin Tarboro the l ( >th of next month at 1 12 o'clock. I It was agreed this week that judg | thenl and all other orders may be imade and entered by the court out of j this county, out of the district, and out of term. While the course of the case is pend ing the outcome of the hearing in Tarboro next month, it- is- believed that an attempt will be made to lower the $13,400 verdict before that time, j If, no agreement is reached before I then, and if the motion to set aside ' the verdict fails, it might be that the defense will appeal the case to the su preme court. ! •r — Board of Education Meet i Is Postponed Indefinitely 9 j The Martin County Board of Edu cation meeting scheduled to have been held here this morning was postponed 'on account of the sudden death of Sam Barnhill, brother of Mr. J. T. Barnhill, board member. No date has been set for the meeting. The date . for the regular meeting was changed | when it was learned that certain mem bers of the board would be out of the I county next Monday. ■ I Plan Martin County Detby and Hoover Cart Parade i • 1 There is a movement underway in the county to promote a Martin County.derby and Hoover Cart pa parade. If present plans materialize, the event will be held sometime with in the next two or three weeks. The promoters are also plauning to have running races and other enter taining features. Robert R. Reynolds, Democratic Senatorial nominee, has been asked to speak at the derby, and as he will he in this section of the State with ni the next week or two there is every indication that he will accept the in vitation and speak if the plans for the derby materialize. .» Town Commissioners To Hold Meet Monday Night "As far as I know now, the town commissioners will have only routine duties to handle at their regular meet ing next Monday night at 8 o'clock," Mayor R. L. Coburn said this morn ing.