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VOLUME; XXXV—NUMBER 73
ROOSEVELT IS WINNER
Democratic Victory Reaches Landslide Proportions in Every Section
MANY TO ATTEND
CELEBRATION IN
AHOSKIE FRIDAY
•
Observance of Signing of
Armistice Planned For
Martin Service Men
•
Hundreds of ex-service men thru
put the fourth diitrict, including *
goodly number from this county, ut
planning to celebrate Armiitice Day
at Ahoakie Friday of this week.
Marked preparations have already been
made for the event, and an unusually
good program has been arranged.
An all-day program has been an
nounced, beginning with the registra
tion of all former service men at 9
o'clock, followed by a parade of ex
soldiers and floats at 10:45, immedi
ately after which the formal exercises
will be held in the dfchool building.
A barbecue and brunswick stew
dinner will be provided for the mem
bers of all Legion posts in the coun
ties of Hertford, Bertie, Northampton,
Gates, and Martin, after the break-up
in the achool building. Dinner will
be served on the school grounds. A
football game between the Ahoskie
and Seaboard high school teams will
be played at 2:30. At night the Rich
ard Theater will be host to all legion
naires and to countless others who
stay over. A dance is also being ar
ranged by local persons.
It will be the first district celebra
tion* sponsored by the Legioa in this
district, and in all of the participat
ing Counties legionnaires and formfcr
service men are preparing for a full
day of observance of the signing of
the Armistice 14 years ago. It will
not be a Legion affair except that
"the boys" are sponsoring it and in
charge of the program.
. The Naval Ban Band of from 20 to
30 pieces at the head of the parade
of farmer service men and on the stage
in the high school building, and during
the football contest in the afternoon
is stffirient to guarantee plenty of en
tertainment for visitors. The Navy
boy! are coming for a fall day of H.
Speakers for the occasion are Hon.
Willis Smith, % distinguished legion
naire and former apeaker of the lower
houat of the General Assembly; and
Hotii R. B. House, of the State Uni
versity, ssirstasy ts President Frank
Graham. Cowan College will add to
the program by readings and special
music.
VERNON GODWIN
NAMED MEMBER
OF TOWN BOARD
♦ ' 111
Appointed to Complete the
Unexpired Term of Mr.
Emory S. McCabe
♦
Vernon Godwin, a life-long resident
of the town and active in civic and re
ligious circles of the community, was
appointed commissioner by the mem
bers of the board at a regular meet
ing of the body Monday night. Mr.
Godwin wilt complete the term of
Commissioner X. S. McCabe, who re
signed from the body when he moved
to Delaware. The term expires next
Jane.
No cither names were mentioned,
and Mr. Godwin was onanimously ap
pointed to the board. He is sched
uled to take the oath of office at the
next regular meeting in December be
fore Judge R. J. Peel.
Little business other than that of a
routine nature, was handled by the
board at the Monday night session.
•
Peanut Crop Considerably
Damaged by Recent Rains
■' •
Recent rains and warm weather are
•aid to have caused a great damage to
the peanut crop in this section. Es
pecially has the damage been notice
able to those crops that have already
been picked, where the goobers and
hay were 4uap when the nuts were
■eperated from the Tines.
According to advice cooing from
tfceee best acquainted with the market
ing of the crop, farmers will profit
MWh by waiting until favorable
weather prevails More picking their
crtfM. •
THE ENTERPRISE
ELECTED LEADERS OF NATION BY OVERWHELMING MAJORITY
* * ■'
John N. Garner, of Texaa, left, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, right, of
New York, newly elected to the vice preaidency and the preaidency, re- '-AH
spectively, by the greatest majority ever polled in a national election. :h
Upon the shoulders of the two men, the leaderahip of the nation will fall HHHMF
next March 4th.
RED CROSS WILL
BEGIN ITS DRIVE
ON NOVEMBER 11
•
People Of Community Are
Urged to Join Humane
Organization
'W
With millions of souls facing star
vation this winter in this country, the
Red Cross begins its annual roll call
campaign next Friday, appealing to
the people throughout the nation to
join the organization that the unfor
tunate may be helped. One of the
greatest responses in the history of
the organiistion. is expected between
next Friday and Thanksgiving, the
day the campaign ends.
So unfavorable are the conditions
throughout the land that the organi
sation is asking sll to Join at a high
er membership fee. A dollar will make
a member, but it is hoped thst those
who csn will give a contribution in ad
dition to regular membership fee.
In the past year of world-wide eco
nomic' turmoil the A merican Red
Cross has extended aid to millions of
unfortunstes, victims of unemploy
ment, of drought, flood, tornsdo, and
other msjor causes of distress. In ad
dition to that aid extended to far
away communities, the orgsnization
has extended its succor to the less
fortunate right here in our own com
munity. Thouasnds of pounds of flour
have been distributed here, Mrs. A.
R. Dunning, chairman of the local
chapter, pointing out that nearly 10,-
000 yards of Red Croes cloth has been
sent here for distributios this winter.
An order is in for various types of
clothing at the present time, and it
is hoped that many will be tided over
the winter season through the Red
Cross aid.
The people of this county surely
owe a debt to the organization, and
it is hoped that every one who pos
sibly can do so will join between
November 11 and November 24.
• ■
Minstrel at Local School
Friday Night at 8 O'clock
The grammar grade children of the
local school will stage a minstrel in
the high school auditorium here Fri
day evening of this week at 8 o'clock,
ia an effort to raise funds for the ele
mentary library, it was announced to
day by Miss Bessye Harrell, teacher
in the school. The little folks have
practiced with much care daring the
past several days, and an enjoyable
pfpfftw ii i«sored.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, November 8, 1932
Largest Majority in County
History Given
Casting one of the largest vote* in its history, Msrtin County, Tues
day, gave its largest majority ever recorded to a Democratic Presidential
nominee, or any other nominee, for that matter. Nearly 4,000 voted
were cant, 3,717 for Franklin D. Roosevelt, 94 for Hoover and S for
Norman Thomas, during the little over ten hours the polls were open.
Mr. Hoover's votes which was 411 back in 192S was cut down Ux less
than 100, nearly all the Hoovercrats and many straight-out and out Re
publican turning out with the old regular Democrats to bid for that
return of prosperity. Blanked in four precincts,—Cross Roads, Poplar
Point, Hamilton and Hassell—Mr. Hoover polled his largest vote in
Jamesville, Bear Grasa, Williamston and Robersonville precincts.
It was a complete landalide for Mr. Roosevelt In this county snd the
State as well as in the nation. It is believed that with the plurality of
3,617 votes, Mr. Roosevelt found his largest percentage in Martin Coun
ty than in other county in the State.
The vote, by precincts, as compared with that of 1928:
1932 1921
Dem. Rep. Dem. Rep.
Jamesville : 459 2a 35S 103
WiUiama ISO 1 196 S
Griffins 341 3 309 10
Bear Oraae ... 294 19 IS4 81
Williamston I_ 779 20 992 66
Croes Roads 324 0 296 16
Robersonville 613 20 424 74
Oold Point i 122 1 82 6
Poplar Point . 143 0 94 3
Hamilton 169 0 155 22
Hassell " 126 0 •
Goose Neat 281 2 168 23
3787 94 2817 411
•It will be remembered that no vote was cant at Hassell in 1928 and
that the vote in that district wan included In the Hamilton precinct re
turns for the 1928 general election.
Airplanes To Visit Here
Saturday and Sunday
Bringing two planet here, the Hoff
man Flying Service, of Greenville,
will take up passengers during Satur
day and Sunday at Skewarkey on the
Washington Road. Pilot* A 1 Hoff
man and Fete Crawford, experienced
flyera who have seen service through
out the country, will bring their planet
a five-passenger cabin plane and a
three-passenger open ship, here Sat
urday morning.
■ 9
Episcopal Auxiliary To
Give a Turkey Supper
The Woman's Auxiliary of the Epis
copal church wiH give a turkey sup
per on November 15th at the Wom
an's Club. Doors open at 6 o'clock.
Mrs. Iva B. Wills Passes
at Home In Tennessee
Mrs. Iva B. Wills, mother-in-law of
Mr. R. J. Peel, jr., died at her home
in Mountain City, Tenn., last Satur
day afternoon, following a short ill
ness. Funtral services were conduct
ed Monday, interment following in the
Mountain City cemetery.
Mrs. Wills bad visited the Peel
family here on several occasions and
had many friends in Williamston.
Mesers. R. J. Peel, C. B. Coltrain,
and Francis Peel left here early Sun
day morning for the Tennessee town
to attend the last rites.
. Badea (Germany) botanists have
sacceeded ia growing tobacco that is
devoid of nicotine.
COUNTY BOARD
HOLDSREGULAR
MEET MONDAY
9 - •
Number of Pleas for Help
Heard By the Board
Members
Routine matters and the pleas of the
less fortunate occupied the attention
of the Martin County commissioners
at their regular monthly meeting this
week. No issues of more than pass
ing importance were placed before the
board,' and the members completed
the work and were away by early
afternoon.
Completing their routine duties, the
board members heard the appeals of
the unfortunate, allowing relief in six
cases and >relieving the owner of
property taxes listed in error in a
seventh case.
The board recommended including
the road leading from the Jamesville-
Washington route, near the Minerva
Newman place, back to the residence
of H. W. Barber in Jainesville Town
ship, in the State Highway system.
On account of physical disabilities,
J. W. Leggett was relieved of the pay
ment of $2 poll tax and taxes on prop
erty listed through error in the sum
of $240 in Cross Roads Township.
S. J. Parrisher, Williams -Town
ship, was allowed $2 per month as
outside help. Otfters sharing in the
outside relief account are: Mrs. Ola
Simpson, Jamesville Township, $3;
Blount Bell, Goose Nest Township,
$1.50 a month; Tempey Williams, col
ored, Williamston Township, $1.50 a
month; Samuel Cordon, Jamesville
Township, $1.50 a month; and Rob
ert Keys, colored, Jamesville Town
ship, $1.50 a month.
Mr. W. E. Old Representing
Peanut Company This Year
♦
Mr. W. E. Old, employee of the
Planters Nut and Chocolate Company
of Suffolk, has been itationed here to
represent that company on the local
peanut market this leason. Mr. Old
has established headquarters ifi the
flatiron building on Washington Street
here and plana to be active in the
purchase of peanuts throughout the
county thit season.
v Since he picked 150 bushels of
peaches in 9 hours, Norman Delhi, of
near Gettysburg, Pa., claim* to be the
peach-picking champion of the world.
The average has been 50 bushels in 9
Mora.
Get Majorities
House and Senate
A complete victory for the Democratic Party
was scored throughout the nation Tuesday as
the Republican Party went down in defeat by
the greatest majority ever recorded in the po
litical history of the country.
President Hoover conceded the election at
12:15 after his defeat was forecasted earlier in
the evening by political experts.
Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt goes into the
Presidential chair next March 4 surrounded by
a Democratic Congress backed by Democratic
administrations back in those states where
contests were held. Following the landslide,
the greatest ever known, the American people
now turn their attention to Franklin D. Roose
velt and John N. Garner as their new leaders.
I BUNDLE DAY |
Literally swamped with calls for
aid from the many unfortunates
in this community and sectiorv
the welfare committee of the Wo
man's Club has planned a bundle
day next Friday in an attempt to
meet the needs of the applicants
in so far as it is possible to do so.
The Boy Scouts will canvass the
town thait afternoon, and every
reaident ia urged to prepare a bun
dle of old clothes and shoes and
have them ready for the„ Scouts
when they make their roemds.
The need for old clothing is said
to be urgent, and it is hoped that
this, the first appeal this season,
will meet with a ready response.
Prepare your bundle now and
have it ready for the solicitors
Friday afternoon.
174 OWNERS OF
PROPERTY HERE
ARE ADVERTISED
0 ■
Approximately $7,641.00 Of
$40,000 Tax Levy for
a»
William stem's tax door was closed
to 174 property owners today, leaving
$7,641.39 of a $40,000 levy for the year
1931 uncollected. While the number
delinquent property owners was in
creased by seven over the 1930 list,
the amount of unpaid taxes jumped
from (5,922.61 to $7,641.39, or an in
crease of $1,718.78. *
The figures of the collector fail to
reflect an improved condition in col
lections, but when it is considered that
new paving assessments were added
to the levy during 1931, there is evi
dent a marked improvement in tax
collections for the town. In other
words, the town has collected more
taxes on its 1931 levy than it collect
ed on its 1930 levy up until the time
of advertising.
While the colored property owners
lowered the delinquent amount by
$34.71 in 1931 as compared with the
unpaid amount for 1930, the white
owners fell behind $1,753.53 during
the same time. It is generally be
lieved that the unpaid amounts will
be greatly lowered between now and
the first Monday in December, when
the tax sale is held at the courthouse
door.
#
Mrs. Dora Modlin Passes
In Hospital at Raleigh
•
Mrs. Dora Modlin, 62 years old, died
last Saturday night in the State Hos
pital, Raleigh, She had been there
during the past thres years for treat
ment.
Funeral services were conducted
from the home of Jesse Martin in
Jamesville Township Monday after
noon, Rev. W. B. Harrington con
ducting the last rites. Burial was in
the Padgett cemetery in Jamesville
Township.
Advertiaers Will Fnd Our Col
umn a Latchkey to Over Sixteen
Hundred Martin Cooaty Homea
ESTABLISHED 1898
On the basis of comparatively early
returns, indications were thai Roose
velt would receive more than 400
electoral votes and that Hoover's
count would fall below the UKJ mark.
While returns will not be complete '
for a day or t-wo, it was estimated
early Wednesday morning that Roose
velt's plurality would be more than
10,000,000 votes. Norman Thomas, a
third man in the race and the nominee
of the Socialist Party, polled fairly
large votes in certain sections, but it
was not of any consequence in the
outcome Other party nominees were
not mentioned in the returns released
Tuesday night and early Wednesday
morning. ~ c
The Solid South went solid again
while ordinarily Republican states join
fd in t" give Roosevelt the large ma
jority. The Democrats polled a large (
vote in Pennsylvania but that state
remained in the Republican column at
the end. Massachusetts entered the
Democratic column.
While a Democratic Congress is
.assured, the—final outcome can hardly
be determined until all the vote* are
in* and checked.
At 2:30 Wednesday morning, Mr.
Roosevelt, had annexed 464 electoral
votes in 42-states. Hoover was lead
ing in five states with 67 electoral
votes, the returns from the 48th state
being insufficient for an estimate.
Two causes for the Democratic
landslide were given. One was the
prohibition issue and the other was
the discontent existing under the de
pression. Arthur Brisbane, noted
writer, was of the opinion that the
depression overshadowed the wet is
sue, and that the less fortunate visit
ed the polls in great numbers in the
hope of experiencing better times un
der a new leader.
BUMPERFOOD
CROPS GROWN
Farmer Made Little Money
Past Season, But Has
Plenty To Eat
•
Even though there have been few
farmers to meet with any great de
gree of financial sucess this year, Mar
tin County farmers generally are a
long way from starvation. Farmers
are breaking all records in the pro
duction of bumper food crops, judg
ing -from displays of turnips, sweet
potatoes, and other field crops exhib
ited recently.
W. R. Cratt, Bear Grass farmer,
displayed two turnips this week
weighing (even and one-half pounds,
the larger one tipping the scale* at
4 1-2 pounds. The seed were planted
back in Joly and were fertilized with
lot manure and ashes.
Henry Rogers, colored farmer of the
Bear Trap Kill Mtfeb displayed
some of the large*! aai tannest sweet
potatoes seen this ». 4 '
Leman Hopttfti brought in what ia
believed to be, the ,bss*. general dis
play of Porto Rico iwvtti se*n here
or at a cdteftty lair to years.
    

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