W«tdi the UM On Tov Paper A« It CarriM the Data When Your Subscription Expiree VOLUME XXXV—NUMBER 75 WRIGHT MARKER TO BE DEDICATED NEXT SATURDAY Many Notables Plan Visit To Kill Devil Hill For Special Exercises * 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. • 1 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 & • (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.