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VOLUME XXXV—NUMBER 75
WRIGHT MARKER
TO BE DEDICATED
NEXT SATURDAY
Many Notables Plan Visit
To Kill Devil Hill For
Special Exercises
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By CHARLES H. DICKEY
The national spotlight will be turned
on North Carolina again next Satur
day, November 19, when a galaxy of
notables and an estimated crowd of
10,000 people will gather at Kill Devil
Hill, near Kitty Hawk, N. C., "to
commemorate the first successful hu
man attempt in all history at power
driven flight achieved by Orville
Wright December 17, 1903."
For at that time the Wright monu
ment, erected by the United States
Government with funds appropriated
by Congress, will be formally dedi
cated. And this occasion, according
to'a release made by the War Depart
ment, calls for the presence of the
President of the United States, the
Secretary of War, and Congressman
Lindsay Warren, who introduced the
bill providing for the monument. Or
ville Wright is expected to be pres
ent from Dayton, Ohio, and Governor
O. Max Gardner and Governor-elect
J. C. B. Ehringhaus, and other prom
inent North Carolinians.
The dedication ceremonies at this
time mark the climax to a series of
notable events that have closely asso
ciated this state, during the past 30
years, with that tremendous event in
history which marked the beginning
of. a new era in human achievement.
And for all time it will focus the at
tention of mankind on this state,
where the two Wright brothers made
their first successful attempt to fly in
a power-driven machine that was heav
ier than air.
Congressman Lindsay Warren, of
Washington, N. C., introduced a bill
into the Congress providing for a
marker to commemorate this achieve
ment ; funds were appropriated and the
work has gone forward to completion.
And when the thousands of spectators
gather at Kill Devil Hill Saturday they
will view a beautiful triangular shaft
of granite, 60 feet in height, and sur
mounted by a powerful airway bea
con. The completed monument, to
gether with the cost of acquiring the
site, und all incidental expenditures
represents an expenditure of approxi
mately $250,000.
North Carolinians will recall that
on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
flight, which was December, 1928, the
cornerstone of the monument was laid
by the Secretary of War, Dwight F.
Davis, in the presence of many no
tables, and a very large gathering of
people from all sections of the coun
try, But the actual work of con
structing the monument did not begin
until February, 1931. This delay was
found necessary in order to permit the
growth of the grass which was to an
chor the sand dune. Now the work
has reached, completion and awaits the
coming of November 19 for its formal
dedication. And it promises to be an
event of great historical significance
for this state and for the whole na
tion.
Plan Unusual Attraction
at Margolis' Store Here
Attraction at Margolis Bros. Store ...
An unusual attraction has been ar
ranged for Thursday, Friday, and Sat
urday of this week at Margolis Bros,
store. A mechanical man will be„ ex
hibited in the windows of the store,
leaving the. people the task of deter
mining whether he is a live man or a
mechanical being. Possessing all the
features of a live being, the man moves
with a mechanical step. So mechani
cal is the man, that $lO in gold will be
offered to the one making him smile or
laugh during the performance. The
body will be borne to and frpm the
store in an ambulance, it was stated.
Regular Meeting of Kiwanis
Members Here Tomorrow
The Kiwanians will hold their regu
lar luncheon tomorrow at 12:30 o'-
clock.
C. D. Carstarphen is responsible
for the program of this meeting, and
ia particularly anxious to have the
membership out in full.'
Announcement will be made within
the next few days relative to Ladies'
Night, which the club holds once each
year.
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First Big Frost of Season
Covers Ground Yesterday
•
One of the first big frosts of the
season covered the ground in this sec
tion yesterday morning, turning black
tender plants- and potato vines. A
light croat formed on top of the ground
in plafi bringing to an end many
kinds of plant life. The frost remain
ed on the ground aome time after the
sua had advanced far into the heav
es*.
THE ENTERPRISE
Local Market Will Be Closed
Three Days for
The local tobacco market will
dote Tuesday night for Thanks
giving holidays, and will reopen
the following Monday, it was an
nounced this morning following a
meeting of the Williams ton Tobac
co Board of Trade.
While the market is closing one
day earlier than ia the usual cus
tom followed at Thanksgiving time,
it is believed the extra day will
make it possible for many of the
buyers and employees to reach
their home in time for the turkey
ARE OBSERVING
NATIONAL BOOK
WEEK IN SCHOOL
Pupils Prepare a Splendid
Exhibit In Furtherance
of Book Week Here
#
By liiss Bessie Willis
The schools of the town arc com
bining their efforts this week in cele
brating and emphasizing the fourteen
th National Book Week, which had
its origin with a Boy Scout leader,
who conceived the plan while trying
to interest Scouts _in_ reading more
and better books. The idea was so
successful and effective that its pop
ularity spread, and today the public
schools of the nation have adopted the
plan in their efforts to stimulate a de
sire for reading among high school
students.
During the past two weeks the gram
mar grades and the English depart
ment of the high school have been
busy writing themes on the many and
varied phases of the® values of reading.
Silk, paper, and leather book marks
have been made which are to be used
by the students in their favorite books
or given to friends and parents as
gifts. Attractive posters which tend
to encourage interest in reading are
on display. Booklets, mended books,
a book case for school or home use,
book-ends, and miniature stages de
picting outstanding dramatic scenes
from plays or stories studied can be
seen. The windows of The Enter
prise office give to the passers-by a
hint of the activity of the school. On
Thursday morning at 9 o'clock a play,
"The Book Revue," coached by Mrs.
Parker and Miss Willis,.will be given
as an interesting stimulus in carrying
out the purpose of Book Week." Ev
ery parent is urged to attend. Prin
cipal W. R. Watson is mailing a let
ter containing the names of much
needed books for the school to promi
nent citizens of the community. Con
tributions of books or money will be
gratefully accepted.
In these days of lean pockets, one
is apt to place books in the class of
luxuries. This is a grave mistake. If
"reading maketh a happy man,"; as
one great writer has stated and others
have paraphrased often, surely the er
ror can easily be seen. Ask the av
erage school child oil the street why
he wants books. His answer will be
quick and ready. Give him the means
to indulge in that exercise which mak
eth a happy man.
Go by the Enterprise office to gaze
at your children's efforts to solicit
your aid. If you will inform your
selves as to this necesity, and become
better acquainted with the local school
needs, you will undoubtedly feel the
urge to give.
Special Meeting of Junior
Order Council Tonight
A call meeting of the local council
of the Junior Order United American
Mechanics, will be held in the Ameri
can Legion hall here tonight at 7:30
o'clock, it was announced today. All
members are urged to attend.
Attend Meeting of Game
Authorities In Raleigh
Messrs. J. G. Staton and John W.
Hines are in Raleigh today attending
a meeting of county game wardens
and sportsmen from all parts of the
state. Recommendations offered at a
county meeting held here several days
ago will be presented the conserva
tion department officials for consider
ation.
Woman's Club Will Hold
Monthly Meeting Thursday
The Woman's Club will hold its
monthly meeting in the club rooms
Thursday afternoon of this week at
4 o'clock, it was announced today.
The regular meeting date falls on
Thanksgiving Day, making the change
of dates necessary.
A large attendance is urged by the
°® cm - ji
WiUiamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, November IS, 1932
day dinner and return for the
opening on the 28th.
More than 90 percent of the
crop has been Bold in thia sec
tion, it is estimated, and while the
sales are comparatively small, the
prices are holding up strong on
the local market.
AH companies will be represent
ed when the market re-opens alt
er Thanksgiving, it waa stated,
and operations will be carried on
as long as there is any tobacco
left for sale in this section, it
was announced.
HONOR ROLL AT
LOCAL SCHOOLS
FOR PAST MONTH
Names 101 Pupils Appear
On Roll for Second
School Month
Scholastic activities in the local
schools took on a more serious color
last month when 101 children had their
names on the honor roll for the period.
: There was a marked increase in the
number of honor pupils. The roll:
Grade 1- A: Marshall Ange, Don
Dixon, Fred Hardison, Richard Mar
igolis, Burke Parker, Luther Peel, Da
vid Perry, I.ee Thomas, Billy White,
i Elizabeth Gurganus, Courtney Jen
kins, Helen Godard, Delia J. Mobley,
j Susan Moore, Lcnora Melson, Mary
T. Peel, Susie Wobbleton.
Grade 1-B: Viola Roberson, Elton
Wallace.
t Grade 2-A: Milly Biggs, Betty R.
Gurganus, Evelyn Griffin, Velma Per
ry, -Madeline Taylor, Dorothy Watson,
Mary Warren, Patricia King, Mary
O'Neal Pope, Joseph Gurganus,. Bill
Griffin, Hurley Shaw, Jim Critcher,
John Wier, jr., Benny Weaver.
Grade 2-Ij: Oscar Sarvis. Rena How
lard, Daisy Manning, Hazel Moore,
Corrine Roberson.
Grade 3-A: Edith Andrews, Anne
Fowden, Susie Griffin, Mary C. God
win, Dolly Godard, Bettie Hoard,
Bina Jackson, Mary L. Manning, Mil
dred Moore, Elizabeth Parker, Sybil
Roberson, Thomas Walters.
Grade 3-B: Sallie B. Griffin, Reba
Hardison, George Wynn, William
Pate.
Grade 4-A: Marjorie G. Dunn, Kath
erine Manning, Katherine Morton,
Maude Taylor, Arthur Anderson, Mar
tin Anderson, Stuart Critcher, R. J.
Hardison, Jerry Manning, Emory Mc-
G»be, Joseph Thigpen, Jimmie Watts.
Grade 4-B: None.
Grade S-A: Bill Ballard, Jerry Clark
Dick Dunn, Gordon Manning, Ber
rttce- Cowen, Del sit G6ddard, Sallie
G. Gurkin, Louise Melson, Doris
Moore, Virgil Ward, Julia Watts, and
Reid White.
Grade S-B: Doris Anderson, Ellen
M. Coburn.
Grade 6-A: Reg Manning, Grace
Barnhill.l Thelma Griffin, Alma God
win, Ida Walters.
Grade 6-B: Eustace Jones.
Grade 7-A: E. G. Wynn, Velma
Bennett, Addie Lee Meador, Helen
Shaw.
Grade 7-B: None.
Grade 8-A: None.
Grade 8-B: Gwen Watts, Jean
Watts, Ben Manning,
Grade 9: Aha Critcher, Grace Man
hing.
Grade 10: Jessie Mae Anderson,
Olive McCabe, Cora Lee Patterson.
Grade 11: Russell Taylor Roebuck,
Jennie Green Taylor.
2,500 CUBANS DIE
IN HURRICANE
Town and the Thousands of
Lifeless Bodies Ordered
Burned Yesterday
Canftguey, Cuba, Nov. 14.—The
town of San Cruz del Sur became a
gigantic funeral pyre today on the or
der of military authorities.
The destruction of wind and water
that also took the lives of probably
2,500 Cubans last week was thus com
pleted for the sake of sanitation.
This action made it probable that
the exact number of lives taken by the
hurricane of last Wednesday will nev
er be known.
Meanwhile, President Gera£o Ma
chago was ready to leave the capitol
to inspect the hurricane torn areas
and relief agencies set up the task of
relief and rehabilitation.
The minister of the interior, who
estimated? the dead at 2,500, traversed
much of the 100 miles path of the
storm during the night with military
authorities.
His train carried 300 sacks of rice,
6,000 pounds of lard, and 20,000 sacks
of beans and other rations for tem
porary relief of the thousands of
homeless.
STEAL 26 CASES
OF CIGARETTES
FROM FIRM HERE
Harrison Wholesale Com.
pany Suffers $1,300 Loss
Early Yesterday
Breaking into the Harrison Whole
sale Company store, near the Atlantic
Coast Line station here between mid
night and 2 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, robbers stole and carried away 26
cases of cigarettes, valued at $1,300.
The rogues escaped unseen and so
far officers have been unable to estab
lish a single clue that would I%ad to
an arrest.
Finger-print experts were called
here yesterday morning, bnt no prints
could be found on articles that could
be used for identification purposes, it
was stated at the sheriff's office.
Tearing away the lock from a door
that closed the entrance to a passage
way, the robbers with the use of an
iron bar tore open the rear door and
! carted out the cigarettes and loaded
them into a waiting car.
Night Officer AllsßJ|r>oks passed the
wholesale house abtfut midnight, and
at that time no attempt had been made
by any one to enter. Making a sec
ond visit there about 2 o'clock, the
officer saw the lock hail been torn off,
and, investigating further, he found the!
robbers had gone on into the main
building. He called Chief Daniel and
the wholesale owners, and an investi
gation was immediately started- The
robbers left no clues, making it almost
impossible for officers to get far with
their investigation.
Checking their cigarette stock, the
owners missed 7 cases of Twenty
Grand, 8 cases of Wings, 3 case* of
Lucky Strikes, and 4 cases each of
K-'hesHerfield and C amel cigarettes.
SCHOOL ITEMS
OF PAST WEEK
FROM OAK CITY
Various Department Heads
Report Happenings of
Past Few Days
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(Reported by 8. P. William* and Hl»
History Clan)
Oak City.—The Northeastern Dis
trict Teachers' meeting held in Rocky
Mount was attended hy Principal H.
M. Ainslcy and S. P. Williams, of
the school. The meeting was inter
esting and instructive. Especially in
teresting was the address made by Dr.
Thomas Briggs, of Teachers' College,
Columbia University, a well known
authority in the field of education.
The work of the Oak City history
class has juit begun, so far as gov
ernment changes are concerned. J?acl|
pupil is required to keep up with Pre»*
ident-Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt's
action until his inauguration and se
lection of his cabinet.
(Reported by Misi Zettfrower's Eng
■ . lish Class)
Last week was nationally known a*
book week. The English department
sponsored a program for the school.
Each student made a poster, the theme
of which came from the student's fav
orite book, Many suggestions were
given during classroom periods on re
quirements. Eriday afternoon the
high school met in the auditorium and
each high school student discussed his
favorite book and author. Each grade
contributed a new book to the library.
The plan was well organized, and the
results' beneficial.
The faculty of the Hobgood High
School will present a play entitled,
"The Little Clodhopper," in the Oak
City School auditorium on Friday eve
ning, November 18. The proceeds
will be used on a 50-50 basis for the
needy in the communities. A small
admission fee will be charged. J.
(Reported by Misses Johnson and
Pittman, 4th ft 6th Grades)
An armistice day program was giv
en in the school auditorium Eriday
morning at 11 o'clock. The program
was opened with a song. Principal
Ainsley made a very interesting talk
on the meaning of "Armistice." Mr.
J. H. Ayers, an ex-service man, gave
a talk and told of his experiences in
the World War. At the close ar play
let was given by high school pupils.
The stage was banked with flowers
brought by pupils in memory of sol
diers who gave their lives for America.
F'riday afternoon from 1:30 to 4
o'clock 10 ladies met in the home eco
nomics room and sewed for the needy
children. Much work was accom
plished at the meeting and a good
spirit was manifested. The welfare
workers in this community are untir
ing in their earnest work.
The Oak City basketball team
played its first game Friday afternoon.
The local boys outplayed the school
team by a score of 16 to 14; however,
a good game was enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua L. Colt rain,
of Williams, were here today.
RED CROSS ROLL
CALL GETS OFF
TO GOOD START
Chapter Is Asked to Enroll
600 Members Before
Thanksgiving
yk The Red Cross
annual membership
roll call was off to a
Friday .when a good
ly number of citi
«ns bought the lit
tle pins. And the call is progressing
nicely, according to Mrs. A R. Dun
ning, chairman of the Martin County
chapter of the humane organization.
The chapter's quota is 600 members
this year. A concerted drive and a
ready response will be necessary if the
drive is to with success." The
quota is one of the largest ever as
signed the chapter, but as the people
! of this county are more or less pover
ty conscious, anil have fully acquaint- ■
( ed themselves with the great work
carried on by the Red CrosS, it is be
lieved the call will meet with success
; between now and Thanksgiving Day.
It is a that offers no pecuniary
reward, and the casvasscrs handling
the work do so at their own expense,
and surely their time is limited. If
they fail to see you, place a dollar in
an envelope and forward it to the chap
tfi chaipnan .
According to reliable information re
levted here, the efforts of our people
will, to a large extent, determine the
amount of aid coming from the gov
ernment. A poor response locally
means outside help will be reducod,
leaving our people to face and meet
tlu serious situation iu the best way
we can. '1 he Bed C ross workers are
iinxKuis for you to subscribe today,
Already through the etf>wt* of the Na
tional Rid Cross, $3,500 worth of food
and clothing have been placed in the
county for the relief of human beings
who have met and are hutjjug -adver
sity.
In the State 70,'>36 families have
been aided by the Red Cross. More '
I than .5,0(10 families have been furnish-]
t'd seed for fall and winter gardens.
More than $30,000 were spent f font
National Red Cross funds to aid dis
aster sufferers and the unemployed
during the past few months. The or*
gauiaatjuii furnished for -pellagra pre
vention in the State during the past
few mouths more than 12,000 pounds
of yeast, and more than 12,000 homes
were visited by Red Cross workers
during Jhe period.
In 1 '>32, unemployment, 00 disasters,
human distress on a wide front,
brought to highest pitch the nation's
reliance on its Red Coss.
More than $3,838,000 lias been spent
by the national organisation in the
past year tg lessen the hardships of
those without work and those suffer
ing froin natural disaster
Conversion of U5,000,000 bushels of
wheat and 500,000 bales of cotton for
distribution to 13,000,000 needy and
distressed people of the United States
is one of the largest relief tasks in
history. The administrative costs are |
all paid by the National Red Cross.
Disabled veterans and their fam-.
ilies continued to receive the help that
has been available to them ever since
the war.
Membership due> make possible this,
huge Red Cross relief program. Your
help is needed to make the annual!
roll call a success, thereby assuring!
continuation of this emergency work
during the coming year.
Many Martin Veterans Go
To Ahoskie Celebration
Meeting in Ahoskie last Friday, hun
dreds of JWorld War lob
served Armistice Day with appropriate
exercises, the large number of vet
erans going from this county declar
ing they thoroughly enjoyed the day
there.
'J'he high spot of the program was
an address by Hon. R. B. House, ex
ecutive secretary of te University of
North Carolina, in the high school
building at noon and another by Wil
lis C. Smith. A barbecue and bruns
wick stew dinner was served the vet
erans, and a naval band added to the
color of'the .exercises.
The program was brought to a close
late that night with a dance.
Wheeler Martin Jr. Is the
County's First Eagle Scout
Wheeler Martin, jr.j was signally
honored recently when he was award
ed the liagle Scout badge by the Na
tional Boy Scout Council, promoting
him to the highest place attainable in
Boy Scout work.
The young man, recently complet
ing the 21 merit-badge tests required
for the advancement, is the first Mar
tin County boy ever to receive the
coveted award. He is now a full
j fledged Eagle Scout.
75 Needy
Given Aid Saturday
CIVIL COURT TO
BE IN SESSION
NEXT 2 WEEKS
Church Case Scheduled for
Trial During the Second
Week of Term
Forty-five cases have been schedul
ed for trial in the Martin County Su
perior court convening next Monday,
the 21st, for a two weeks term. No
criminal cases are scheduled for trial
durinK the period, interest being cen
tered in tTie Smithwicfc Creek Church
case. The controversy attracted much
attention back in 19JO * when it was
beard by Judge N. A. Sinclair. After
a week of proceedings, the case took
a new turn when Judge Sinclair set
aside the verdict. It has been schedul
ed for trial since then, but was post
poned in the hope that the matter
might have been settled out of court,
it is understood. An agreement has
never been reached by the opposing
sides, and the case is now set for trial]
(in Monday, November 28, an entire
week - having been reserved for the ;
proceedings. Large crowds arc ex
pected here for the trial, and interest
in the outcome extends to church cir
cles throughout parts of this and
other status.
Judge Clayton Moore will preside
during the first week of the term, but
it lias not been announced what jurist
will heard the church case, Judge
Mpore having ..said tliat he would not
preside the second week.
I he following cases have been plac
ed on the calendar fur trial during the
first week:
Monday, November 21: Fdmondson
v#r (iriftin: Matthews vsr J ones ; Joncv
vs. Matthews, Itailey and Barnhill vs.
Keel; Hunting w Craft; Taylor vs.
(iurganus; Taylor vs. Street; Credit
Corporation vs. Martin et al; Colt
Company vs. War tin et al.
Tuesday, November 22: Brown et al
vs. Co|tr#it\ et al; Davenport vs. Dav i
enport; Davenport vs. Davenport;
Bank vs. Cowen et al; Bank vs. Koe
buck; Davis vs. Davis; Kell et al vs.
Jones et al; Colt and Company vs.
Barber et al; Harrison Brothers and
Company vs, Lilley et al; Fertilizer
Company vs. Frizzelle.
Wednesday, November 23: Everett
vs. Higdon et al; l'eet vs. Insurance
Company; Martin vs. Barnhill; Ever
ett vs. Dees; Leggett vs. Bonding
Company; Cotton Oil Company vs.
Oakley et al; Skinner and Company
vs. t arojina Lines; Fertilizer Com
pany vs. Sutton; Fertilizer Company
vs. Adams; Fertilizer Company vs.
Koonce.
Thursday, November 24: Harrison
Brothers uihl Company vs. Hopkins;
Angr et al vs. Bullock et al; Fertilizer
Company vs. Fvans; Donaldson —vivj
Burctt et al; Fertilizer Company vs.
liaitly; Fertilizer Company vs. Funis;
Ayers and Company vs. Keel; Kober
son and Company vs. White; Cotton
Oil Company vs. Holliday; Carson vs.
Roberson.
Friday, November 25: Fertilizer Co.
vs. May; Hluenthenthal Company vs.
Barnhill; (iladstone vs. Bunting; Har
rison Brothers and Company vs. Has
sell; Rhodes and Company vs. Tanner
and others. ,
Hodges Home Destroyed
By Fire Near Washington
The home of Mr. T. K. Hodges,
near Washington, was destroyed by
fire early yesterday morning, result
ing in a damage estimated at $4,000."
Mr. Hodges, a light sleeper, was
awakened when the familiar sound of
the clock ceased. He arose to wind
the clock and noticed a bright glare
outside his room.
About the time he had decided it
was the brigh'est moon he had ever
seen, he heard the rustling sound of
Tlie fire had started in the rear
of the house, at the kitchen and din
ing room.
Mr. Hodges is the father of Mrs.
A. R. White, a teacher in the local
schools.
Assault Case Hearing Is
Postponed Until Friday
A hearing scheduled today for Mack
Jennings, Wayland and (irady McPher
son' in the case charging them with
shooting C. S. Coats, Federal Agent,
near Elizabeth City, several weeks
ago, has been postponed until next
Friday, it was learned here last night.
The delay was granted the attorney
for the defense.
S. K. Hughes, agent, who was with
Coat* at the time of the shooting,
and who has witnessed several other
similar attacks, is said to have oflcred
his resignation, effective today.
Advertiser* Will Pnd Our Col
nnw a Latchkey to Over Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Home*
ESTABLISHED 1898
MORE REQUESTS
FOR CLOTHING
THAN FOR FOOD
Will Open Store Two Aft
ernoons of Each Week
For Awhile
Seventy-five cases were handled by
Red Cross and welfare .workers here
last Saturday, when flour and clothing
were distributed from the Red Cross
headquarters in the Carstarphen es
tate building on Main Street here.
It was a great day for some of the
applicants, who had skimped through
the past few months with little food
and who faced the winter cold with
only a few rags on their backs The
live-at-home policy apparently has had
its effect, for there were more appli
cations for clothing than there were
for food. Probably the cold spell strik
ing this section last Saturday had al
ready been felt,-making the less for
tunate more conscious of their cloth
ing needs.
There were individual cases attract
ing attention aside from the long line
of old and young, able and disabled
afid jobless that had formed to file
before the welfare workers, the ap
plicants pointing out dire poverty in
their appeals the generosity of
the welfare representatives. Going to
the store with the cold wind whipping
their bare legs and not even a rag to
keep their feet- from touching the
ground, five children from one fam
ily were made happy witfi new shoes.
Yes; there were other scenes al
most as touching to the strings lead
ing to one's human sympathy and un
derstanding, the whole distribution in
dicating that there is a big job ahead
fit the handling anil care of Martin
County's needy.
Some little criticism was heard when
aid was withheld in those cases when
the applicants, able of body, but lazy,
were unwilling to work. A few appli
cants, probably unworthy of consider
ation, slipped through the ranks to
"steal" aid, but they were numbered.
Tomorrow afternoon, between the
hours of 2 and 4 o'clock p. m., the
second distribution of clothing and
flour will be made from the store
here. Then again on Saturday, the
welfare workers will open shop dur
ing the same hours. According to
present plans, distributions will be
made each Wednesday and Saturday
afternoons as long as the supply of
flour and doth lasts.
Applicants and others arc urged to
cooperate with the welfare workers in
handling what promises to be one of
the biggest tasks before the people of
the county today.
MAN HAS NARROW
ESCAPE IN WRECK
LAST SATURDAY
Held In Water for More
Than Hour After Car
Goes Off River Dam
Charlie Thomas, young white man
of ni'ar Windsor, narrowly escaped
death about 11 oVlock last Saturday
night when his car, a Chevrolet sedan,
turned over and landed in the Roan
oke River Swamp ahout two miles
from here. Thomas and his several
companions miraculously escaped with
minor bruises when the car struck and
killed a cow and then tore through
guard rail posts along the rivTr Ham.
When the car turned over, young
Thomas was caught in a door and
was unable to get out. For more than
an hour he was held in the machine
with the swamp water a few inches
from hi>> face. The water was not very
deep, and had it been the boy would
probably have drowned before aid
reached him. His seven companions
were unable to raise the car, and it
was only after an auto wrecker was
used that he was freed.
Thomas says he was driving toward
Windsor when a cow, belonging to
Cullen Barnes, colored Bertie farmer,
dashed into the road just ahead of
him. He turned sharply to the left,
but was unable to miss the cow, the
front wheel striking and killing the
animal instantly.
Many Local People Ride in
Airplane Here Last Sunday
♦
Many local people "looked down
upon" their friends and neighbors last
Saturday and Sunday when they took
special trips over the town in a four
passenger cabin plane piloted by fly
ers from the East Carolina Aviation
School. The flyers enjoyed a thriv
ing business during their stay hera,
and are expected to return again this
week-end.
    

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