Watch the Label/ On Year Paper Aa It Cmjl tfce DM Whan Year Snbscrftiaa Expires 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.