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Special Session To Be Held
v Saturday of Next Week
To Clean Up Docket
Judge Joseph W. Bailey, holding his
last regular session of the county re
corder's court last Tuesday, had a
very small docket, but despite thf
small number of cases there were sev
eral stiff sentence* imposed.
Judge Bailey, retiring from the
bench the first Tuesday in December,
will hold a "clean-up" session Satur
day of next week, when attention will
be centered upon unpaid fines and
costs. Papers are being issued for
the arrests of the defendants, and a
"trying" time is expected at that ses
Last Tuesday the court found Wil
liam Staton guilty of violating the li
quor laws and of an assault with a
deadly weapon. He was sentenced to
the roads for four months in each
Prayer far judgment was continued
until the first Tuesday in December
in the case charging Jeffrey Taylor
with abandonment.
Burt Gorham was sentenced to the
roads for a period of 12 months when
he was found guilty of abandonment.
He appeal his case to the higher court.
Clinton Rogers was found not guil
ty in the case charging hiin with a
No sessions fo the county court will
be held next Tuesday and the fol
lowing Tuesday, as the superior court
will be in session at that time. A
"hot" time is expected Saturday of
next week, when those are
brought before the court to explain
why they haven't paid costs and fines
imposed upon them at previous ses
Regular Services Will Be
Held Here and at Holly
Springs Sunday
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By Rev. C. T. ROGERS
Our closing services for the year
will be held Sunday. The annual con
ference begins Wednesday, November
23, at Rocky Mount.
This has been a good year in many
respects for preacher and people.
Much sin and many mistakes have
been made by all, yet God in His great
wisdom and wonderful mercy has
spared us and soon again the fair
pages of a new year will open before
us. j
At the close of this conference year
when only a very few days remain,
may we do works meant for repent
ance. All along the line. God's cause
is being burdened for lack of financial
support. God is depending mostly up
on the poor people. Every one do his
"bit," and great things shall be ac
complished. The cry for help, both
physically and spiritually, is
from every qulrter of The globe.
What kind of a human being can I
be, to sit down to a square meal,
wear warm clothes, maybe spend a
a nickel now and then for luxuries,
and not give a thing to the great work
of the church? And yet Jesus the
Saviour did so much for me. "Inas
much as ye have ministered unto the
least of these, ye have done it unto
me," the Christ said.
The opportunities of this year will
soon be gone, never to return. It
will be our loss not to use them.
Services here and at Holly Springs
at the usual hours. • Collections for
the old preachers will be taken. All*
sre invited.
Presbyterians Announce
Their Schedule of Services
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Sunday, November 20, 1932.
Church school at 9:45 a. m.
Worship service and sermon at 11
a. m 
Bear Grass: Church school at 9:30
a. m. Worship service and sermon
at 7 p. m.
Roberson's chapel: Chur«h school at
2:30 p. m.
Ballard's Farm Mission: Prayer
meeting Friday nights at 7 p. m.
The Thanksgiving season /is fast
approaching. Show your thanks to
Almighty God by attending some
church every Sunday. ,
Senior 4~H Club Girls of
Everetts in Meet Monday
Plana for making children happy
were given the 4-H senior club girls
in their regular meeting held in the
Everetts school Monday afternoon.
Seventeen members cut patterns of
soft toys demonstrated to them by
Miss' Sleeper and suggested ideas
were given to the members for mak
ing the toys to sell, to give to young
er members in the family, and to give
to some child who will not have
Christmas.—Club reporter.
Tobacco Markets To Close
For Season
Opening after the Thanksgiving
holidays on the 28th of this month
the local tobacco market will con
tinue its operations until Wednes
day, December 21, when the final
curtain will be lowered on the
1932 season. At a meeting of di
rectors of the East Carolina Ware
house Association this week, it
was agreed to close all markets
on the 21st and have no sales aft
er Christmas.
Farmers Now Busy
Harvesting Peanuts
Appeal Is Issued by School
For Books; Interest Is
Shown by Students
Book Week, observed in the local
schools and in others throughout the
,country, was a marked success locally.
It is to be admitted that a great in
terest in books has been created since
the children in the schools started
work on their posters and prepared
special window displays. Hundreds
of people, in all walks of live, have
had their attention called to the im
portance of reading good books, and
surely many have become "book con
scious' during these past few days.
In connection with Book Week, the
schools directed an appeal to the peo
ple •of the town and community for a
number of books needed in the school
libraries. A goodly number of new
volumes has been added to the col
lection, but many more are needed, it
is understood.
National Convention Under
Way There, Continues
Through 26th
The National Grange will hold the
annual national convention in Win
iston-Salem this week, beginning the
16th and continuing through the 26th.
This is the first time the National
'Grange meeting has been south in 50
years. This organization was started
many years ago in the South. The
members are from >the rural sections
of the,, country.
The Grange is the only organiza
tion which includes the entire family
except the church. County and com
munity Granges ave been organized in.
niany of the counties this year in the
state and eventually the organization
will be invited to Martin County. The
Organization is formed to promtoe the
.welfare of the farm families over the
nation. It has been instrumental in
helping to put helpful bills before
Congress, extending electric current
to the country, and raising the stand
ard of living generally.
Today in the Reynolds Auditorium
at Winston-Salem the Grange will
confer the seventh degree at 2 p. m.,
also at 8 p. m. This degree can be
given only at the national meeting.
Miss Sleeper left early today for
Winston-Salem so as to receive the
National degree this evening at 8 p.m.
John Hassell Tries John
Hassell in Justice's Court
John Hassell, colored man of Pop
lar Point Township, was carried be
i fore Justice of the Peace John Has
sell here a few days ago to answer a
charge of obtaining money under false
pretense. , Namesake counted for lit
tle that day and John Hassell, col
ored, was required to give bond in. the
, sum of S2OO for his appearance at the
next term of Martin County Superior
Hassell is alleged to have gone to
R. S. Hester, white farmer in Poplar
Point, advising him that he had been
sent for $2.25 due Payman Gorham for
picking cotton. When the farmer lat
er learned that Gorham had not sent
the man for the money, he procured
a warrant for Hassell's arrest.
Play To Be Given At
Everetts Next Tuesday
A play entitled, "Then the Fun Be
gan," will be presented by the senior
, class of the Everetts school in the au
ditorium there next Tuesday evening
at 8 o'clock. The play is a three-act
■ farce comedy and should prove very
i entertaining. The proceed* from the
admission charges of 10 and 15
will be applied to school needs, it was
: stated by Principal Hix. It is hoped
! that a large crowd will be present for
the entertainment.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, November 18, 1932
It is the first time in a number
of years that the markets of the
entire belt have made arrange
ments to close that early in the
season. It is understood that the
warehousemen are agreed that
continued operations after Christ
mas would amount to little.
The Williamston market closes
after sales, next Tuesday for the
Thanksgiving holiday, and will re
open the following Monday.
Owners of Pickers Find It
Difficult To Meet
With nearly all of the tobacco sold,
most of the sweet potatoes dug and
hanked, and virtually all the cotton
picked ami ginned in the county, Mar
tin County farmers arc centering their
activities-on the peanut crop. During
the past few days of fair weather,
pickers have heen running full time,
and picker operators are said to he
finding it difficult to meet the demands
of the growers.
Various reports have heen heard in
connection with the quality of the
crop, hut it is agreed that there is a
marked shortage this season; in
the shortage is so great that it is be
lieved and hoped that the price trend
will strengthen as the season for sell
ing advances; Quality from poor to
fair has been reported, a few farmers
stating they have unusnally good
crops this year. Recent rains are said
to have blackened the shells of some
of the goobers, but the damage is not,
as great as it was once feared.
Price quotations have opened up un
usually low, and very f#w bags of the
new crop have been offered for sale.
Prices ranging from 1 1-4 to I 1-2
cents were in effect this week. It is
believed that few of the goobers will
he moved at that figure, more than 3D
farmers questioned on the streets here
this week declaring they would feed
them to the hogs before they would
accept so low a price.
Unusual reports have heen heard in
connection with prices offered for last
year's stock. Prices ranging as high
tmKu -gym* have been unofficially
reported for best grades of the 1931
stock. It is a bit difficult to believe
the-report as it is an unheard of prece
dent in the marketing of peanuts in
this section of the country.
Little Damage at Crossing
Between Everetts and
Here Monday -
Robersonville, November 17.—Freight
competition between rail and the
State highways reached a dangerous
stage last Monday morning when an
Atlantic Coast Line freight train
knocked from its path a large truck
loaded with tobacco between here and
Everetts, where Highway No. 90
crosses the track.
Both the truck and train were trav
eling toward Williamston and the
truck driver, Carol Oakley, was un
able to see the approaching train from
the cab. The main body of the truck
had cleared the track, the freight en
gine striking the rear left end of the
trailer, knocking it from Under the
load of tobacco hogsheads that cov
ered the highway near the crossing.
Oakley escaped injury, the truck hav
ing cleared enough of the track to
throw the trailer sideways, preventing
an impact between the truck and trail
er. The truck and trailer, belonging
to Scales Company and Kittrell, Inc.,
of this place, was damaged but little.
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Curb Market Planning for
S pedial. Sales Wednesday
The curb market will sell regularly
Saturday of this week, but next week
will sell Wednesday morning before
Thanksgiving, 8:30 to 10 a. m. We
are expecting to have turkeys on the
market probably, this Saturday and
next Wednesday, the mar
ket will greatly appreciate your or
Eggs, 28 cents dozen; radishes, 5c
bunch; beets, 3c bunch; tomatoes, 4c
pound; cream, 25c quart; carrot*, 3c
bunch; field peas, 2 quarts for 25c;
cabbage, lc pound. j
Number Changes Favored
At Session Held Last
A,more uniform opening of hunting
seasons on the various types of
game throughout the state and for a
later opening of the season for squir
rel's were strongly recommended and
a change in the handling and conser
vation of game was urged at a meet
ing of game wardens and sportsmen
in Raleigh last Tuesday, The meet
ing would have the squirrel season
open October 1 instead of September
The meeting would have the duties
of the State game warden and com
missioners of inland fisheries perform
ed by one man and have the duties
now handled by the Department of
Conservation and Development as con
cerns forests, fish, and game,i>e trans-'
ferred to a body of five men selected
and appointed by the governor from a
list of 15 men, three selected from each
of the five highway districts, nominat
ed and recommended By the' Izaak
Walton League and the Fraternity of
J. G. Staton, Ira Coltrain, Hoye
Davenport, \V. \V. Griffin, \N. K.
Parker, Clayton Moore and J. W.
Hines represented this county at the
meeting, olTcrjng such recommenda
tions as were made at a county meet
ing held herd recently.
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Second Appeal for Member
ship in Organization Is
The Rcdtross annual roll call was
ofT to a rapid start last Friday, but
I»rogress has been slow since then, ac
cording to a report released by the
clrairmart of the Martin County chap
ter yesterday. Another appeal to Mar
tin County citizens is beiiyt made, and
it is- hoped that a greater response
will result. There are only a few
more days of the campaign left, and
unless there is a marked resopnse to
this second appeal, the chapter is go
ing to fail miserably in meeting its as
signed quota of 600 members.
With one or two exceptions, the
enrollment has been limited to peo
ple in Willianfston and immediate
community. However, it must be re
membered that the benefits of the or
ganization are not limited to this im
mediate community but extend into
7 more of the 10 townships in the
county, Those citizens living in out
lying districts who are. filling to sup
port the roll call are cordially askec}.
to forward their subscription to Mrs.
A. R. Dunning, chairman.
At the present time, there are near
ly 100 men at work in various parts
of the county solely through the ef
forts of the Red Cross and welfare
departments'. Whether these _ men
will be continued at work and" wheth--
er others can be hired depends upon
the response given the Red Cross roll
call right now, Forward your sub
scription to the Red Cross chairman
Up until yesterday afternoon $32
had been reported, as follows:
VV. C. Manning, Mrs. A. R. Dun
ning, Robert Howell, J. B, Galloway,
W. J. Hodges, Margolis Bros., Henry
Gurkin, W. "G. Peel, Williamston
Cafe, Harry A. Biggs, A. R. Dunning,
D. R. Davis, Bill Carstarphen, East
ern Bond and Mortgage Co., N. C.
Green, P. P. Peel, Marvin Britton, S.
H. Grimes, Mr. McKenzie, Henry
Peel, Herbert Clark, Herbert Peele,
Miss Hattie Thrower, Joe Frank, Dr.
J. H. Saunders, C. B. Clark, James
Manning, Miss Clyde Hassell, Rush
Bondurant, Francis Manning, Jack
The following contributed 25 cents
each; J. B. Cherry, B. A, Critcher,
J. W. Hines and Miss Whitford.
District Commander To
Attend Legion Meeting
District Cbmmander J. G. Madry
will address the regular meeting of
the Martin County post of the Ameri
can Legion here" next M-onday night
at 7:30 o'clock. Mr. Madry will dis
cuss the benefits of the legion and
stress the importance of a large mem
bership in each county of the State.
i All members are urged to attend
| and bring as many ex-service men
with them as they can.
To Hold Union Service
Thanksgiving Day Here
Arrangements are being made for
the annual- Union Thanksgiving serv
ice. The name of the minister who
will bring the message and the church
'in which the service will be held will
be announced from the pulpits of the
various churches Sunday morning and
I night.
Lindbergh Is Said To Be
Planning Visit There
More than 10,000 people are expect
ed to visit Kill Devil Hill, down on
the coast, tomorrow to witness the
dedication of the Wright Beacon Me
morial. The" event, recognizing the
beginning of the most modern method
of transportation known to the world,
will attract notables from all over
thV country, including Charles Augus
tus Lindbergh, Ruth Kifliolls ami
other flyers of note. President Hoo
ver will not attend, and Governor
elect J. C. B. Ehringhaus will repre
sent Governor Gardner. Virginia's
governor will be there.
The mighty Akron, a number of
blimps from the naval .station at Nor
folk, anil a goodly 4 number of air
planes arc preparing flights to the
j seashore spot where the first suc
cessful flight of a heavier-than-air
. craft was made.
Eight members of the North Caro
lina Highway patrol passed through
here this morning going to the fa
mous spot down in little Dare Coun
ty to direct the thronghs tomorrow.
More than 500 people from Washing
ton I ity are said to lie on their way
there, and a goodly number of local
people are makiug. preparations to at
j tend- the dedication exercises which
begin at 11 and continue for about
two hours. ' ,
Mrs. Jane Etta Rodgerson
Buried In Elizabeth
City Yesterday
Mrs. Jane Ftta Rodgerson, former
ly of this county, died at the home of
| her daughter, Mrs, Ernest L. Saw
' ycr, in Elizabeth City last Tuesday.
Mrs. Rodgerson, the youngest and
, last survivor of a large and promi
nent family, was born on the Wash
ington Highway, near here, 81 years
ago. She was the daughter of the
| late John uWard and wife. When a
young woman she married W. A.
Rodgerson, who died sohie years ago.
Following her marriage, she moved to
\\ illiamston and lived here until a
bout 35 years ago, when she moved
to Eden ton and later to Elizabeth
City to live with her children.
She leaves two sons, Messrs. John
1.. Rodgerson, of Lumberton, and R.
L. Rodgerson, of Cincinnati; and three
daughters, Mrs. Ernest L. Sawyer, of
Elizabeth City; Mrs, Willis Owens,
"l Kdci»ton,.and Mrs. Mark B. Dawea
of Richmond.
Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. C. M. Brown, Presbyterian min
ister, yesterday. Burial was in Holly
wood cemetery at Elizabeth City.
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Rodgerson
and children .stopped here a short
While en .route to and from the fu
Judge Daniels To Decide on
Motion To Set Aside
Robersonville, November 17.—Judge
I'rank A. Daniels is expected to
hand down a decision in the Edgar
Johnson $25,000 damage suit against
the Boncy-Hofller Transfer Company
, in larboro I'riday of this week, it was
I learned from one of the plaintiff's at-
I torneys yesterday.
j The case was tried in this county
; last September, the defense making a
| motion asking the judge to set the
$13,400 verdict aside. The motion was
heard by the judge some time agfr, but
the decision will not be announced
before Friday of this week.
I lie judge will either sign the judg
ment granted by the Martin County
jury, or he will set the verdict aside.
In the event the verdict is set aside,
the case will likely be scheduled for
retrial in the Martin courts during the
December term.
Many Farmers Plan
Storing Peanut Crop
Experiencing unusually low prices
for the new crop, many farmers in
this section are planning to store their
peanuts and await developments in the
market, according to reports received
here from various points in this sec
| A number of local farmers are plan
i ning to ship to the New Peanut Grow
ers Corporation, Suffolk, where they
can be sold at the discretion of the
grower or held for future sale. The
company, since it* organization in 1929
has handled many accounts from this
section, it is understood/
Everetts M
Be Tried
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Approximately $9,000 were
I turned over to the of
the county this week, represent
ing taxes paid to the collector ju*t
prior and immediately after the
initial advertisement of delinquent
tax accounts, it was learned from
the sheriff's office here yesterday
afternoon. The remaining unpaid
accounts will be considerably les
sened by the first Monday in De
cember, when certificates of sale
wilt be issued, it is believed. * .
Station Agent Addresses
Student Body At Local
Schools This Week
The importance of using precaution
| in crossing railroads was stressed by
j V. I). Godwin, local station agent,
P before several hundred school chil
dren here this week. Wednesday
morning, Mr. Godwin appeared before
| the pupils of the elementary school,
[ nixing them to cautiously cross all
railroad crossings, to watch for warn
; ing signs at railroad crossings, to look
both ways before going over railroad
crossings, to be prepared to stop at a
sale place approaching railroad cross
ings. At any time a train may be
meeting them at railroad crossings.
Yesterday, Mr GdUwi'n carried "his
safety message to the high school pu
pils and this morning he appeared be
fore the colored school children, ask
ing tent to strictly follow the rules of
safety in everything, especially at rail
road crossings.
Throughout the country this safety
appeal* being directed to the mil
lions ill youths in an effort to lessen
number of needless accidents that
result in the loss of thousands of,lives
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Believe Local Burglary To
Be Linked Up With
Others in Section
Every effort possible to establish a
clue that would lead to an arrest in
the Harrison Wholesale robbery of
last Monday morning has failed, and
officers are just as halllcd today as
they were when the robbery of $1,300
rAUittIUTTf-cigardto.:. way-reported?- ;
* According to information reaching
here, the robbery of the local whole
sale concern is only one of a great
number reported throughout this part
of the state during the past few
months. It was unofficially learned
that the railroads in this section have
Tiad stolep Troni tTielr cars approxP"
inatcly $50,000 worth of cigarettes
within the past month_or two.
Club Girls of Parmelb
Hold Regular Meeting
I'our-H club girls were very much
interested at their regular meeting held
in the I'armele school auditorium No
vember 8 in making the softy toys.
Patterns were cut and distributed a
inong the members, and the members
eagerly worked to make toys for the
smaller children who would otherwise
: not have Christmas. —Club reporter.
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Regular Program of
Services For Baptists
The pastor of the Baptist church is
returning front Charlotte this week
end, where he has attended te pro
' ( ceilings of the K)2nd annual session
of the State Haptist convention, and
will i)c in, the -pulpit Sunday for the
regular schedule of services.
At 'the evening hour there will be
a baptismal servi'ce. The other
church organizations meet as usual.
Mechanical Man Attracts
Great Deal of Attention
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The mechanical man, performing in
the windows of Margolis Brothers
here yesterday, today, and again to
morrow, is attracting much atten
tion. And lie is really good at his
work. A standing offer of $lO to any
one who makes him laugh is still in
effect, but no one has made him laugh
| or even smile so far.
County Treasurer Harrison
1 Suffering An Ailing Foot
Friends of Mr. )C. A. Harrison re
gret that he is confined to his home
with a bad foot. He is expected out
during the week-end, but will not be
able to see any football games to
Advertiser* Win Fnd Oar Col
unM m Latchkey to Onr Sixteen
Hundred Martin County Hones
Is Second Time Young Men
Have Had Charges
Against Them
Probable cause appearing in the
case charging them with arson, Otis
and Jasper Roebuck, two yoffng white
men of F.veretts, were bound over to
the superior, court by Justice of the
1 eace John L. Hassell at a hearing
held here Wednesday Otis Roebuck,
the elder of the two brothers, was
placed under SSOO bond, the justice re
quiring S3OO bond of the other young
It was the second time that the
boys had been formally charged with
the burning of their home, a two-story
frame structure in, Everetts the lat
ter part of last August. State wit
nesses at the firs hearing denied hav
ing made statements to officers of the
Martin County Branch of the Farm
ers Mutual l ire Insurance Company, the guilt of the two young
I men. Justice Hassell considered the
| evidence insufficient to hold the boys,
and they were released at that time.
I At the hearing Wednesday, young
Wynn,admitted talked with the
insurance officers and reyiewed the
statements made to them. It was
j pointed out that Otis Roebuck had
j told him of one attempt he had made
, in burning the building to collect the
| insurance He also said that Otis
1 Roebuck described how he fired and
I burfied the building in late August.
Ihe young Roebuck boy was alleged
to have built a tire in the kitchen stove
and placed a can of gasoline on it.
When the gasoline failed to catch fire
front the heat of the stove first, he is
said, to have thrown a match in the
gasoline and the house was soon burn
ing rapidly.
Wen asked bv the defense attorney,
R. L. Coburn, why lie had refused to
offer test niony at the first preliminary
bearing, young Wynn stated that he
feared bodily barm at the bands of
the two Roebuck boys had lie testified
! against them.
In default of bond, the two Roebuck
j boys were placed in.jail to await grand
jury developments and possibly face
trial in the Martin County Superior
court next month. Bond was raised
later in the day and the-two'boys were
! released.
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Womans Club Plans Dining
Room-Kitchen Shower
Next Tuesday
Opening,,a - home economics depart
ment in the local high school two
month* ago for the first time in a
number of years, the school heads have
found it impossible to equip the de
partment with all the necessary ar
ticles, The Woman's CfUl>, realizing
| the handicaps as a result of equip
ment shortage, is planning a dining
room and kitchen shower next Tues
| day afternoon from 4 to 5 o'clock for
i the food department.
! Any article, useful in a dining room
ior kitchen, that is given the depart
ment Will be greatly appreciated by
the pupils and teacher, Miss Ora
Finch. A cordial invitation is extend
ed the people of the town and com
munity to. visit and support the show
ier at the Woman's Club hall.
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Will Preside Over Second
Week of Superior
Judge Frank A. Daniels, one of the
oldest and probably the most religi
ous judges on the North Carolina
bench, will likely preside over the sec
ond week of the next term of super
ior' court here, it was unofficially
learned today.
The Smithwick Creik church case
is scheduled for trial beginning Mon
day of that week, but whether it will
be called at that time is not certain,
according to rumors heard this morn
ing. That the case would be post
poned again was denied by parties to
the suit, and as far as it could be
learned today the case will be called
Monday morning, November 28.
Judge Moore will preside daring the
first week of the term beginning next
Monday. All 45 cases appearing on
the docket for trial the first week are
of a civil nature. No criminal actions
will be heard during the term.

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