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Hold Preliminary Hearing
Here at 11:00 O'clock
Warrants were issued here yester
day for the arrests of Jasper and Ar
fis Roebuck, Everetts white men, in
connection with the burning of their
residence there August 31. The two
men were placed under arrest this
morning and are being held in jail
pending a heating before Justice of
the Peace J. L. Hassell here tomor
row morning at 11 o'clock.
According to intorination received
here, one or both of the two men
poured gasoline on the floor of the
kitchen , and dining room, and after
building a fire with lightwood in the
kitchen stove placed two gallons of
gasoline in a can on top of the stove.
Leaving the house about the time the
stove fire started burning, -the two
men are said to have gone up town,
where they remained a few miriutes
Returning to the premises, it was fur
ther alleged that the two started work
ing on an automobile in the yard and
N were so occupied when the fire was
discovered by passers-by on the high
way a block away.
At that time the young men claimed
they built a fire in the kitchen stove
preparatory to cookinir dinner, that
during the meantime they needed
something from up town and went
there to get it. Upon their return
bome, according to the story told im
mediately after the fire, they stopped
to work on their car in thp v-ird and
/that they knew riothing about t|he
blaze until it was discovered hy oth
The people of ihe town and com
munity responded to the alarm and
barely saved the Bailey home near
l»y. The Williamston fire company
answered a call, but all efforts to
check the Roebuck house fire failed.
Apparently it had been too well fired
for a bucket brigade to check.
It was believed at the time the house
burned to the ground that the fire was
started by ionic one, but no charges
were preferred until information was
gained this week outlining the plot
and the act. Hubert Clark, young
white man, and his wife were living
with the Roebucks and moved out. a
few days prior to the fire, and it was
learned that he was offered the price
of his furniture if he would leave it in
the house. He is said to have re
fused to enter into the bargain and
immediately cleared his belongings
from the house.
It is understood that some one at
tempted to burn the house a month
before, but for some reason the plans
Tailed at that time.
Insurance in the sum of $1,500 was
carried on the building, and it is un
derstood the Farmers Mutual Fire In
surance Company, the company car
rying the risk, will push the case.
Running Races Will Be An
Added Feature at Derby
Here October 22
Plans are fast nearing completion
for the big "Depression cart" parade,
derby and political rally at the Roan
oke Fair grounds here Saturday of
t week .according to information
coining from Promoter Henry John
son this week. Many of the reduced
chariots have been signed up for
places in the parade, and it is under
stood that the number of entries for
the running races will make several
races necessary so aa not to crowd
the track. Each of the 12 thorough
breds will be driven by uniformed
jockeys, it was stated. A special at
traction will be a solo jackass race.
The promoters are expecting one of
the largest crowds for the event that
day ever assembled in this part of the
state. Thousands upon thousands
have attended similar events in other
sections during the past few weeks,
and the depression cart parades have
spread into near-by and distant states.
Mesart. J. C. B. Ehringhaus and
R. R. Reynolds have been invited to
speak during the day.
Federated Clubs To Meet
In Greenville Wednesday
The federation of women's clubs
comprising the fifteenth district will
Itold a meeting in Greenville next
Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, it
was announced in a letter from the
district president, Mrs. W. S. Cara
wan, of Columbia, to Mrs. Myrtle
Brown, president of the local club, this
Only one sessidn will be held, and
every club member is urged by the
president to attend. The club having
the largest percentage of attendance
will be awarded $5 ip gold, it was
Light Sales on Market Here
Today; Prices
Dry weather and peanut dig
ging on the farm* in thi» section
resulted in comparatively light
sales on the local market today,
the three houses selling approxi
mately 75,000 pounds at an eati
mated average of 13 cents. A
large break is expected here next
Monday, and with the better qual
ity grades appearing in larger
quantities an increase in the av
erage is predicted.
It is estimated that SO per cent
of the crop has been sold in this
section, these estimates being con
Start Work Today
On Hamilton Road
Tobacco Sales On Local
Market Given in Report
Selling 1,021,411 pounds of tobacco
on' the local market up to the first of
tfhis month, Jteceived $3.15
more per 100 pounds than they did
for their offerings last year during the
same period, according to a report re-
leased this week by the State Depart
ment of Agriculture. The market av
erage $9.53 per 100 pounds during the
month, when large quantities of in
ferior tobacco was sold. Last year
the average was $6.37 per 100 pounds.
Averages varied throughout the belt,
the quality fo the offerings causing the
Texas Company Planning
a "Say Yes" Campaign
Throughout Country
Twenty representatives of .the Texas
Oil .Company met here last Wednes
day when arrangements were made
for a drain and refill campaign during
the next few weeks. The distributors
and dealers were here fi*om as far a
way as New Bern, Murfrcesboro, and
'Elizabeth City.
The campaign as explained by Mr.
C. A. Harrison, of the Harrison Oil
Company, will center, around two
Jvords, "Say Yes." Motorists will be
asked permission by syymn employees
to drain the summer-worn oil and re
fill with Texaco Golden motor oil,
and the car owner will be urged to
"'say yes." The campaign gets un
der way tomorrow, and the company
plans to drain and refill hundreds of
cars in this section before real cold
weather sets in.
Undertake To Raise $30,000
for Campaign in This State
Organizing Roosevelt-Garner clubs
throughout the state, Democratic lead
ers are making an attempt to raise
S.IO,UN) to help support the Roosevelt-
Viarnw campaign now under way.
CountA directors have been named in
nearly/all the counties, but one hasn't
in Martin at this time.
The drive is to enroll 100,000 mem
bers, asking thjpt they give from 10
cents to $lO to the fund. All those
giving a dollar or more will receive a
bronze Roosevelt- iarner medallion de
signed by fiutzon Borglum,
Sales So Far This Year on
Curb Market Are $1,124.63
The curb market during the month
of September took in $143.90, which
makes a total of $1,124.63 taken in
thus'far this year and over $2,000 since
it was opened here one year ago in
March. A partial list of prices for
this week is as follows:
Eggs, 28 cents dozen; country but
ter, 23c lb ; string beans, 5 lbs. 25c;
field peas, 3 lbs. 25c; corn, 15c doz.;
cucumbers, 3f each; squash, 3c each;
tomatoes, 3c lb., cabbage, lc lb.; pep
pers, 6c lb.; sweet potatoes, lc lb.;
onions, 2c lb.; carrots, 3c bunch. It
twill be necessary, with the advancing
price on eggs to raise, the price on
pur home-made cakes this week to 20
ami 23 cents pound.
Locals Play Windsor's
Eleven Here Today
The local high school football team
will meet Windsor's eleven here this
afternoon at. 4 o'clock on the high
school field. This is the first game
for the locals this season.
Bertie Farmer Makes More
Than Bale Cotton to Acre
Dr. A. Capehart, of Roxobel, Ber
tie County, says he will make 20
bales of cotton on 16 acres where he
used good seed and liberal appli
cations of stable manure.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, October 14, 1932
aidered very conservative. Some
of those well acquainted with the
crop situation are of the firm
opinion that at least 60 per cent
of the crop has been marketed.
Reporta having to do with the
condition throughout the belt in
dicate a 100,000,000-pound short
age in the crop The harveat
condition ta reported at 56 per
cent, as compared with 72 per cent
laat season.
Sales up to October 1 in the
belt were 68 per cent of those for
the same period laat year.
Plant for Distributing Rock
and Other Materials Is
Located in Oak City
" •
Construction work on Highway No.
125 between the Everett farm near
here to Hamilton was started this
morning by the Gregory-Chandler
Company, contractors. Preliminary
plans were made to start work ear
lier this week, but delayed shipment
of certain machinery made it impos
sible for the company to start work
before today.
Locating the distribution plant in
Oak City, the company started its
first construction at the Everett farm.
After completing the rdad from that
point to Hamilton, the company will
start surfacing the road from Oak
City to Hobgood.
The applications of several hundred
jobless in this and Halifax County
|Were turned over to the contractors
this week; but the construction project
is hardly more than a drop in the
bucket when it comes to providing
employment. Approximately 50 men
will be employed, half of that number
working the first three days of each
week and the other half taking over
the duties the latter part of the week.
• he jobless are directed to the project
with the understanding that the con
tractors will employ as many of them
as they possibly can.
It is understood that the contractors
plan to complete the projects within
60 days, and if those plans materialize
there will be little work for any one.
According to information received
here 6 inches of rock and clay will
form the foundation of the road, and
that will be capped with fine rock and
asphalt. It is claimed that this type
of road is an improvement over the
surface on the~road between Hamilton
and Oak City.
It was unofficially learned here yes
terday that the hauling contractor, W.
H. Pointer, of Kington, was of the
belief that it would be more economi
cal to haul part of the material front
this pom), but it was also learned
that arrangements were completed at
that time to start operations at Oak
Ciy this morning, following the ar
rival of material ther^.
Headquarters of the company will
be maintained here by Mr. Gregory,
of the contracting firm, it was stated.
Upon the completion of the two
projects, Williamston and adjacent ter
ritory will have a more direct route
to northern points, via Richmond, con
necting with a second of the main
routes in Halifax County.
Ladies' Aid Society Plans
Turkey Supper Next Week
■The Ladies' Aid Society of the
Christian church will give a turkey
supper Thursday night, October 20th,
at the Woman's Club. The ladies will
appreciate all who ran make their ar
rangements to do so coming around
and taking supper with them. This
will be one of the best meals ever
served by them, and there will be
plenty for all who come.
Shortage of
Planting Grain This Fall
Cumberland County farmers will
plant more' small grain this fall than
in some years past due to the short
age of corn because of the summer
A new tongue is the only repair
ever made on the one wagon which
Almarian Hatt has been fusing for' the
past 65 years on his farm, near Jack
son, Mich.
Although he is only 5 years old,
Bobby Scott, of Reno, Okla., can
play more than 200 selections on the
mouth organ.
Court Collected No Fines,
But Is Very Liberal with
Long Road Sentences
Nine cases were called during the
last Tuesday session of the county
recorder's court. Several compara
tively long road sentences were met
ed out but no fines were in order.
Oscar Whitley, charged with vio
lating the liquor laws, was sentenced
to jail for 60 days with leave to be
hired out.
Lawrence Biggs drew six months
when he was adjudged guilty in the
case charging him with larceny and
Adjudged guilty of an assault with
a deadly weapon, Alton Hyman was
sentenced to the roads for a period of
six months.
Probable cause appearing in the
case charging him with secret assault
with intent to kill, Bryant Hill was
bound over to the superior court un
der a S4OO bond.
Probable cause was not found in
| the case barging Robert Lewis with
housebreaking and larceny.
The case charging Wilbur Keys
vyith violating the liquor laws was
continued one week.
Cecil Pippin drew eight months and
O. C. Lee was given 4 months on the
roads on a larceny and receiving
I The case charging Jesse Rogers and
Fannie Ruffin with keeping a gambling
house was continued until November
Dedicate House of Learning
To Colored Youth In
That Community
Meeting in their new building last
Sunday, parents and patrons of the
Biggs school, near here, took .part in
i a stirring service dedicating the house
of learning to the colored youth of
that community. W. V. Ortnond, prin
cipal of the school, conducted the
{ Organizing a parent-teacher associa
tion at that time, W. K. Kvans was
I elected president and Lucinda Finch
■ vice president A committee of 20
young men, with Kader Brown act
ing as chairman, was appointed to
take charge of the school grounds.
, Following the organization plans,
W. C. Manning addressed the gath
ering of 75 parents and patrons of
the school, the principal reporting the
talk as follows:
, "Never before has any one address
made such an impression upon the
people of that community as the one
delivered by Mr. Manning. The speak
er told his hearers not to wait for
some one to do for you that which
you can do for yourself, lie stressed
I honesty as the prime factor that leads
to success!? a lasting success, in any
man's life. Stay -on the farm, have
| a garden, not for spring only, but
plant something every month in the
I '
j "Mr. Manning's address will be long
.-remembered by the colored people of
Biggs School District, No. 12."
Presbyterian Services In
The County This Sunday
! Sunday October 16, 1932:
Church school at 9:45 a. m.
Worship service and sermon at 11
a m. Subject: "Remember Jesus
Christ." Why not remember Jesus by
coming to Sunday school and preach
ing this Sunday? We have been asked
to "Remember the Creator in the days
of thy youth," to "Remember the
Lord our God," and to "Remember the
Sabbath (Jay to keep it holy." We
invite you to recall these things to
your mind by worshipping with us
this Sunday.
Bear Grass
Church school at 9:30 a. m.
Worship service and sermon at 7:30.
Roberaon'a Chapel
Church school at 3:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting Thursday at 7 p.m.
Balard's Farm Mission
Prayer meeting each Friday night
at 7:30 p. m.
This point has just recently been
opened and is located jn the old Mark
Ballard farm just off the pavement 6
miles out the Hamilton road. The
citizens of this part of our county are
i invited to each of these services. Come
t and make them yoiirs.,
Sunday Services in Baptist
Church At Jamesville
Regular services will be conducted
by the pastor, Rev. W. B. Harrington,
next Sunday in the Jamesville Bap
tist church at the usual hours, 11 in
the morning and 7:30 o'clock that eve
ning, it was announced yesterday. The
public ia invited to attend both »erv
Relief Funds Are Allotted To
Various Counties This Week
ABOUT $3,600,000
Local Communities Must
Continue Work If They
Are To Share Funds
"Surveys made throughout the 100
counties of the state preliminary to
setting up the state's claims for Fed
eral relief aid show that North Car
olina spent for the first eight months
of this year approximately $3,600,000
of public funds for relief measures and
that, in sum of $1,400,-
000 would be spent from these re
sources during the last tour months
of the year," declared Julian S. Mil
ler, director of public relations of the
governor's relief organization, today
in estimating the proportion of relief
funds being provided by the state and
the Federal governments
"What the state is doing this year
for relief on its own initiative and
out of its own resources amounts,
therefore, to approximately- $5,000,000
in the light of which the Federal sup
plementary loan of $815,000 for the
next six weeks is a relatively modest
allocation,' 'he said.
Mr. Miller further drew the con
clusion that the loan advanced by the
Reconstruction Finance Corporation
was as large as announced only be
cause the state relief organization was
able to convince the officials of the
corporation that the state's needs for
relief funds arc not imaginary, but
actual and provable, and that, in addi
tion, the people of the state were
pressing their resources, both govern
mental and private, to the point of
exhaustion in taking adequate care of
these pervasive and persistent needs.
"It will be a fatal mistake," said
Mr. Miller, "it the acquisition of this
loan from Washington is interpreted
by our people to mean that they can
now fold up and complacently turn
over the burden oi relieving destitu
tion in their communities to the Fed
eral government.
"As a matter of fact, the funds al
ready allocated will not be distribut
ed to the cities, towns, and counties
of the State by the Director of Relief
until he has in his possession suffic
ient evidence that these communities,
I both through their governmental and
private agencies, will do their full part
to bear this great load. No shirking
of this du>y will be tolerated, much
less rewarded by a Federal hand-out.
If the sentiment prevails that the
state administration of this fund will
take the place of local effort and local
financial resources, communities will
not only embarrass themselves in se
curing their proper part of the loan
already received, but they wil limit
themselves to participate in anyTuf?
ther advances which it will be neces
sary to request from Washington if
the state's relief program is to be
adequately handled.
"There are at least 300,000 individ
uals in North Carolina," Mr. Miller
concluded, "who must be given some
measure of relief. If we calculate that
the ridiculously low allowance of 10
cents per day for each of these in
dividuals will cover their needs for
the crudest of creature comforts, a
minimum of $900,000 per month will be
rquired, which means that during the
next six months off hard weather some
body must provide resources in the
amount of $5,400,000 for relief in this
state. "
"In the light, therefore, of what the
state > has been doing this year to car
ry its own loail independent of Wash
ington, and in the further light of what
must be .done during the next few
months by the&e same local agencies
if even no more than the barest as
sistance is to be given the multitudes
of our people who will be calling for
bread and shelter and common neces
sities for subsistence, the loan of SBOO,-
(.00 which has been allowed in Wash
ington becomes not ananesthetic but
a stimulant to our people to throw
themselves with more relentless en
ergy and determination into this great
challenging task."
Coupty Board ot Education
Holds Meeting Wednesday
Meeting here last Wednesday morn
ing, the Martin County Board of Ed
ucation bandied regular routine duties
and discussed several matters, but
took no final action in any of them.
The Black Swamp school building, re
cently built near here, was accepted
fry the board, following an inspection
of the property.
The meeting scheduled to have been
held on the firtt Monday was post
poned when it was learned that mem
ber* of the board would be out of the
bounty that day.
Funeral Services Conducted
in Bear Grass Township
Yesterday Afternoon
• '
Mrs. Mary
died at the home of her son, James
\\ ynn, in Bear Cirass Township Wed
nesday night, following a lons illness.
She had suffered much with some
stomach trouble, winch was given as
the ultimate cause -of her death.
The daughter of the late William
•and Made "Wynn. she was born in (irass I'ownsliip, living there all
her life. She .was the widow of
Geofge Rogers, and besides her son
I is survived by one sister, Mrs. Rita
| Wynn. She had been a friend to hu
| inanity, doing for others whatever she
i could
I'uneral services were conducted
from the home vestcrday afternoon
by Klder 11 S. Cowin Interment
followed in the family burial ground
at the old home place.
Enrollment of 299 Pupils
Reported There During
The First Month
On an average, '261 of the 2*>9 chil
dren enrolled tiKlhe Kveretts schools
attended regularly during the first
month ol the' 1932-3j term, it was an
nounced yesterday by Principal D. N.
Mix. I here were 238 children en
rolled in the elementary department,
208 of that number attending regular
ly. Fifty-three of the 61 high school
'students attended regularly on an av
erage, it was ■pc'iiiYied out
Ihe names of 12 pupils appear on
the first month honor roll, as follows.
lurst grade, Janie Louise Bailey,
Doris McDaniel.
Third grade: Suiie Ausbon, Fhii
ine Clark, ( harles Coltrain
Fourth grade: (irace I lark, Ruth
Fifth grade: Mary Ruth Mallory,
Jesse Rawls.
Seven grade Joseph Barnhill.
Fleventh grade: Hazel Faulkner,
Helen Keel.
Five of County Clubs Are
Represented at the
A "Most Interesting leaders' scTiooT
Conducted by Miss Helen N F.sta
brook, home management specialist,
of Raleigh, was conducted in the
home agent's office Thursday morn-
iug. Eleven w men, represe uting 5
clubs, were present. The discussion,
was centered aro. nd 1 ik>it■ »K in the
home. Causes of .artificial light injur -
inK the eyesight and prtuljlicing nerve
strain were found to he aiKinsufficient
amount of light, unshaded sources of
light, and working in shadows caused
by poor distribution of light Cor
rective methods were shown for ker
osene and electric lights and stress
placed upon- proper shading. A prac
tical demonstration was given, con
verting kerosene lamps into electrical
units The women were' urged to
have more than one light source in
each room to give better 'distribution
of light, and then, if a kerosene light,
secure an inexpensive reflector to aid
in throwing Hight on the surface
where needed.
The afternoop discussion was de
voted to the subject of "Family co
operation in work and play." The
'holiday season with all the activities
of the home maker shared with mem
bers of the family made the discsusion
very helpful More women • should
have attended to gain benefit from
such an opportunity.
Hearing for Accused Maji
Scheduled Here for Today
Charged with the theft of a small
quantity of tobacco from Herbert Cul
lipher, neir here, last Friday night,
W. K. Kespass, Beaufort County man,
will be given a preliminary hearing
before Justice of the Peace J. L. Has
sell here this afternoon at 3 o'clock,
it was learned from of the
sheriff yesterday. 4
Kespass is out under bond pending
the hearing this afternoon. ,
Taking the case last Saturday morn
ing, Sheriff Q, JJ. Roebuck located the
tobacco on the Kespass property that
day and later arranged for the hear
ing this afternoon.
Advertisers Will Pnd Oar Col
um» a Latchkey to Over Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Homes
$1,750 AS SHARE;
$50,000 NEEDED
Distribution Held Up Until
PJans Are Received
From Raleigh
Realizing their inability to cope with
the unemployment Situation and to
meet the demands of the destitute and
unfortunate during the coming winter
months, county welfare workers were
given a new hope yesterday morning
j when Martin was allotted $1,750 as
| its first share in the Reconstruction
I I'inance Corporation relief fund. The
j $1,750 will be made available immedi
ately, or just as soon as plans are
definitely formulated for handling the
funds. Organizations are already
functioning in nearly every part of the
county, but an accurate system for
j accounting for' the outgo of every
cent must be established before any
of the $1,750 is released, it• is under
Approximately $188,500 were allot-,
ted to the 100 counties from the $815,-.
000 lent the state for supplementing
relief work. Additional allotments will
I be made from time to tnire, it is un
| While the amount is not adequate to .
meet the needs of the unfortunates in
tins county, it will be of muOh help ■
in relieving suffering Distribution
will be started as soon as it is pos
sible, it was Icat ned front the county
j welfare office here yesterday. Already
| calls from the destitute are finding
j their way to the welfare office. With
j out sufficient fundi heretofore, welfare
| workers haye forced to let the
j cases drifc along, and the supplement
| will be .applied in ful) torce to those
j who are in destitute circumstances.
j At the tune the telegram was re
ceived here yesterday morning an
I iioiincing the allotment, the pitiful
fj'ligbt of one family was being report
ed. The father is in the state prison.
The mother, giving birth to a child a J
few days ago, is in ill health. The
child died. Ilit* three children have
few clothes and no shoes, and their
daily bread is dependent tipoii the
generosity •of neighbors There are
| other cases even worse and, still oth
ers not so bad. In so far as it is hu
| manly possible tlie funds will be used
I to"aid cases of that natur.e and not t6
feed husky persons who refuse to help
J A receipt survey made in this coun
.ty revealed that more than SSO would
Ibe n»y«ssary—to cure— —the unmi ■
ployed and tlie otherwise needy dtir
J ing tlie last four months of the year.
The situation demand- an all time
j officer to handle the fluids pfoperly,
"and it is "understood tliaT tTfc a mil of ™
itifcs will be asked to name one. It
is evident that the superintendent of
schools will be unable to handle his
1 regular duties and those of the wel;
fare office also.*
Loses $75 In Cold Cash
H ere T his Morning
Daney Taylor, Hear (irass farmer,
lost $75 in cold cash here this iiiorn-
After paying several sizeable ac
counts earlier in the day, Mr. Taylor
went to the bank to make a deposit.
| It'was stated that he was planning to
| pay several other accounts, and he
j went to the wall desk in the lobby of
! the hank to" take out enough to pay
i those accounts, have a little ready
cash left and deposit the remainder.
After holding out enough for, his pres
ent needs, lie went to the window to
make (.be deposit, forgetting for the
, moment his pocketbook which he left
'on the lobby desk. While he was at
1 the window several people came in,
stopped at the desk, were later wait
ed on and then left When Mr. Tay
lor thought of his pocketbook and re-
turned to the lobby desk, it was gone
Several of the persoifs entering and
leaving the bank during the time
were strangers and could not be trac-
Culpepper Company Is
Agent for Aladdin Light
Culpepper Hardware Company has
been appointed locafr.ayents for the
famous Aladdin light, one of the most
perfect lamps ever offered for use in
the farm home. The firm received its
first supply of these unusual lights
this week and is offering them ill re
duced price. One of the beautiful
shaded models is to be given away
free within the next few days. Dem
onstrations are held at any time with
-no obligation to buy. For more com
plete-details, see the company's ad-
J* vertisement elsewhere in this paper.

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