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VOLUME XXXIX?NUMBER 67 Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, August 21,1936 RSTARi.TRHRn 1109
County Citizens Go Before
Commission Today for
Paved Road
Scheduled to appear _ before the
State Highway and Public Workj
Commission in Raleigh yesterday in
connection with the proposed sur
facing of the Jamesville-Washington
road, citizens of Griffins, Jamesville,
and WUliaaaton were asked to wait
until today for a hearing. Members
of the patttkmiiM committee left
this morning lor Raleigh, headed by
Mrs. G T. Roberson, of Griffins. Re
ports indicate there will be other
delegations from various parts of the
state seeking hearings before the
commission in the interest of pro
posed road projects in their respect
ive territories.
The delegation is pointing out the
need for an adequate outlet for one
of the county's finest sections, and
where travel is exceedingly diffi
cult nearly ever winter and almost
impassible during winters like thp
one recently ended.
Said to be finding citizens oh the
' south end of the route fsvoring the
location of a road across Albemarle
Sound via Plymouth aud on into
Washington, the delegation today is
only asking a surfaced road from
the Martin-Beaufort line, wherever
that is, to Jamesville./ It was first
proposed to pave or ntflface the road
from Jamesville to Wi
While no other d<
peering before the com
this county today, it is1 understood
that petitions have been presented
to the commission in thq interest of
improvad roads in the War Grass
and Hsssell sections.
In connection with a bridge across
the Albemarle, the Plymouth news
paper, Roanoke Beacon, today said:
Realizing that the fight had been
in vain to secure a span to connect
the north and south sides of the Al
bemarle Sound to be constructed
near Plymouth, Z. V. Norman, local
civic worker, has been authorized
to make public the information that
they will leave the location of the
bridge to the State Highway and
Public Works Commission.
A wire left Plymouth Tuesday to
Cepus M Wayntck, chairman of the
State Highway and Public Works
Commission, reading as follows:
Plymouth realizes it has fought a
losing fight. Am authorized to ad
vise that Plymouth withdraws op
position to sound bridge and leaves
location to highway commission. We
request nearest possible location to
Plymouth and urge immediate ac
tion on construction."
A second telegram was sent to E.
W. Spires, mayor of Eden ton, where
a meeting was held Tuesday after
noon to get the people united in a
concerted action to get the location
settled and work started. The two
telegrams were almost identical in
In relinquishing their fight, the
people of Plymouth, in an amiable
effort have joined their friends m
the same county, Roper and Cres
well. in getting the bridge located
within the domain of Washington
Qpunty. ft looks now hke Tt will
cross the Albemarle from Leonard's
Point to 8endy Point
This loaves Tyrrell County, with
the town at Columbia, as the sole
holdouts on the proposition, as Plym
outh deserted. Already Ropar and
CresweU were for this location. A
total at $1,000,000 has been appro
priated. but it is estimated that $400,
000 more will be needed.
Report on Tobacco
Stocks Issued July II
A report just released by the
United States Department at Agri
culture shows an increase in tobacco
stocks for the Cast Carolina Flue
cured type at 29.823,000 pounds, as
at July 1, compared with the inven
tories on the same date a year ago.
To offset this increase, consumption
was inrrsaaing rapidly, the report
pointed out On July 1, 1935. t
Carolina stocks inventoried
Willi ST.UUlOO pounds the Bret of
Stoeks at all Bus cured tobacco en
hand July 1, IBM. were 747,00X000
pounds, compared with 841,840*00
pounds on July 1, 1836, an increa
at 105*55,000 pounds over the hold
ing> a year ago. During the period
from April 1, 1MB, to July 1, 1938,
at 1838
of Type 11 an July 1,
MM 1U?88 pounds; Type IX
337,11X880; Type IX 118.948*00
pounds; Type IX 4TXK088
Hunting Season Gets Under
Way in Section September 15
is almost
that the
officially sets underway the ISth of
next month, when it will be lawful
to take deer. Mr Abbitt reminds
hunters at the bad limit, the law
allowing one person to take not
more than three deer during the
Following clone behind the open
season for deer, the squirrel season
opens on October 1 with a bag limit
of 10 each day during the i
The renl season gc1
November SO, when it will be law
ful to take turkeys and quail The
ison tor these birds opens a few
days earlier than it did tot year.
"Coon and 'possums may be taken
with a doc an or after October 1.
but the trapping learon does m
open until the Brst of November.
Licenses, selling at the same price
they did last year, will go on sale
in several places ova the county
within a few days. Warden Abbitt
pyp^inin|- that COmbuatMXk hunting
sale for the convenience of
Boundary Line Survey
Is Deferred This Week
Fines Levied at Session
Held This Week Total
Over $200
Following a week'* holiday, the
Martin County recorder'! court went
into aAioo Tuesday and disposed of
IS cases, carrying several over un
til next Tuesday Fines levied by
Judge Peel amounted to $21)0. and
there were numerous road sentences
some calling for as many as i
vehicle while his
driver's license was revoked, James
Donaldson was given a six-month
road sentence suspended upon the
payment of a $56 fine and costs
Judgment was suspended upon
payment of the cost in the case
charging W P. Sinealh with speed
Johnson Corey was given a three
months road sentence, suspended up
on payment of the cost and a $50
line in the case charging him with
drunken driving and operating a car
without a license.
The $2& cash bond put up by
Oliver Lane was forfeited when the
defendant faded fb appear and an
swer in the case charging him with
allowing an unlicensed driver to op
erate his car. Ismnie Young, driver
01 the car. was SI Minced to the
roads for 30 days for driving a car
without a driver's license. Lane is
a Boat on negro, and Young is from
Loiuut Rubemn was given a four
months' suspended road sentence
and required to pay a $25 One and
costs in the rase charging him with
violating the liquor laws.
Charged with receiving stolen
goods, I Jllian McClain was found
not guilty.
ril|*r Taylor eras sentenced to the
roads for six months for receiving
Charged w ith violating the liquor
laws, Milton Puree was fined $50
and taxed w ith the cost, the court
M three-month road se
? the
ns with the
transportation of li
quor, the court suspending his driv
ing Is ruse tor one :
Charged with
zelle with a flashlight, Edgar Ayers
to the roads far six
net guilty
with d*s
/. L Perkins and Son Ren
Main Street Store Here
Evidence Is Taken
From Records at
Washington Meet
Arbitration Committee and
Others Turn Back At
Last Minute
The investigation planned
effort to settle a dispute over the lo
cation of the Mart m Beaufort boun
dary line ranched a sudden but ex
pected end for the tune being last
Wednesday morning, when the arbi
tration committee and others faced
the ordeal of making a ground suT
very of the raltlesnake-ihfested ter
ritory Evidence was taken from
records introduced by the Beaufort
County representatives at Washing
ton that day, but further activities
necessary to locating the line were
delayed until the last week in Oc
tober, when the snakes will have
hibernated for the winter
"We were planning on making the
ground survey," County Attorney
E. S. Peel and H. G. Morton, attor
ney representing the county as a
member of the arbitration
tee, said today, "but we were mighty
glad the inspection tour through the
snake territory' was delayed.' they
Evidence offered by the Beaufort
representatives from records has not
been made public, members of the
arbitration committee withholding
any comment. To complete the find
ings and settle the dispute the com
mittee now plans to visit the dis
puted territory and heard record
evidence to be offered by this coun
ty, the hearing of Beaufort evidence
having been completed- However,
new evidence might be offered by
the neighboring county. Attorney
Hoi tun explained, and should that
develop the hearing will be
opened probably in Washington No
further action is expected until the
last week in October, however
The controversy drags on, the dis
pute rapidly bacoming a i
in the conservation at those Martin
residents living along the route
Most of the older citizens in the
territory where the dispute ?
tered. maintain the Beaufort
it unfounded, but the
can they support their aaerrtinn
with facts? They ay then can,
was learned following an interview
with a number of the good citizens
of that community yesterday after
the ground survey had been post
poned. "We believe we can I
our beliefs," they said, "and we don't
want to live in Beaufort," one or
two of them addad
Jamesville Farmer Still
Confined in Hospital
Seriously burned when he fell
into a tobacco barn furnace I
bis farm near Jamesville on
day of last week. Fanner
hospital Reports received here this
week state that the man had k
the ught of one eye and that >t w
feared he would lose his sight in the
other eye
Fire Company Called Out
At I O'clock Thia Morning
Post Season Series To Get |
Underway Here Next
Monday Afternoon
Completing the regular schedule
next Sunday, the four tops clubs in
the Coastal Plain League will pair
off next Monday in a 3-out-of-S
game aeries for places in the little
wrold series later in the week, the
first and fourth position teams play
ing each other, while the second and
thud place clubs work for a place
in the finals As the club stand now
the WilUamston Martin will meet
the Kins Ion Eagles here Monday
afternoon, ana Ayaen wtn play
Greenville at Greenville. However,
the standings are too close to de
termine the schedule for the prelim
inaries just now. The Monday games
will be played on the grounds of
clubs holding first and second places
in the JngNLStanding at the close
of the season Sunday.
The post-season schedule is cal
culated to attract large crowds, and
since the battle continues hot in the
regular standings, the remainder of
the regularly scheduled games are
also expected to attract fans in large
numbers Only 1 1-2 games sep
arates Williamston, Greenville, and
Ayden. Ay den is playing William
ston today, while the Aces and the
Greenles will tie up Saturday and
Sunday and anything can happen.
Loral club activities on Tuesday
and Wednesday of this week were
featured by heavy batting attacks,
the Martins accounting for 13 safe
ties off Weldon and Brooks to win
over the New Bern Bears at New
Born, 13 to 7. last Tuesday. When
the attack was completed here Wed
nesday, the Martins had 15 more
hits to their credit and a 10 to 1
win was recorded in the book for
the locals
Over in New Bern last Tuesday,
Gay lord, Sudduth, Black and Fer
rell, with 3 hits each, led the batting
attack, Livengood adding color to
it with a single all his own. Sud
duth and Black hit round-trippers.
Dean started the game but retired
in the fourth after allowing 4 hits
and 2 runs. Livengood look over
?n that frame and was relieved by
Armstrong in the eighth.
Gaylord Walters and Sudduth
made three hits each to feature the
l&hit attack here Wednesday
against the Bears, Gaylord's three
all being doubles. Sudduth hit 3
for 3 to bat 1.000. Qorhjtl hit a dmi.
Iilr and a triple.
Yesterday, with the mercury push
nig up and up, the Martins took a
lest at bat and lost to Ayden 0 to 2.
Corbill had a couple of doubles and
Douglass poled out a homer What
ley hit two homers for the Aces and
Knowles also got one. The loss did
not alter the standings, but it brings
Ayden up as a close- contender for
the second and even top position.
Greenville lost to Tarboro to con
tinue trailing the Martins by half a
For the semi final and nnal games
beginning next Monday, the fol
lowing prices will be in effect: chil
dren up to and including those 12
years of age, general admission, 10
renli. and grandstand, 15 cents;
men, general admission, 50 cents
and grandstand 15 cents, ladies, gen
era! admission 50 cents and grand
stand free. Colored children will be
entered for 10 cents and colored a
dulta for 35 cents. Gate receipts
wilt he shared equally by the two
Man Hurt While Working
On WPA Offices Today
Ferlie LiUey, Griffins Township
farmer-carpenter, was painfully but
not seriously hurt on his head while
working on the new offices for the
Works Progress Administration in
the City Hall here this morning. An
iron crowbar fall the distance of
one story and struck the man on
the hand. Three stitches were tak
en tc close the wound and the man
soon returned to work.
Entertainment At Local
School Monday Evening
The "Blue Ridge Buddies,' 'radio
broadcasters featuring Wade, Zeka,
Hillbilly Kid, Si, Sicero and Uncle
1th, will appear on the high school
aditanum stage here next Monday
evening at I o'clock. The program
also includes a big mirth sho
"Crazy Capers," trick banjo and
fiddling, singing and yodeling.
The entertainers come here spon
sored by the Holly Springs Metho
dist Church Missionary society. A
will he asked, the
to the society.
Since recant rain; Polk County
amen believed they will get at
seal M per cent of a normal corn
No Further Developments in
Connection With Pulp Mill
Developments in connection with
the location of a puis mill an Roan
oke River here reached a standstill
this week after the project had vir
tually been settled, according to un
official information learned yester
day. Owners of the company plan
ning to locate a branch here inspect
ed the site and territory a few days
ago, and at that tune it was believed
arrangements would be started on
the extensive project at once. The (
ranking officials returned to their
main office last Friday, leaving two1
here to continue
plans for locating the mill.
A survey of a 50 acre site just be
low the ferl ilner plant was made
early Uus week, and while the facts
surrounding the survey have not
been mode public, it is understood
the representatives do not consider
them very favorable Other obsta
cles have been eliminated, and it is
believed a close study of the pro
posed site will show it suitable for
the location of the mill, it is un
derstood that the owners will likely
? eturn here between now and the
middle of next month for a further
study of the site and other features
that are to receive consideration be
fore Anal action is taken.
itinerary Is Outlined
For Good - Will Tour
Will Advertise Local
Tobacco Market and
Fair for Two Days
Unique Entertainment Has
Been Planned for Visit
In Four Counties
Leaving here early next Friday
morning a large number of local
warehousemen. Williamston Fair
representatives and other citizens of
the town will start a two-day good
will tour into sections of four coun
ties, the committee announcing last
evening that a unique program had
been prepared and that around tWo
dozen cars would be used in making
the trip m the interest of the Wil
liamslon Tobacco market and fair.
The Hrst stop will be made in Ev
eretts Friday morning at 8 o'clock,
the caravan swinging to the left
there and going to Cross Roads for
a 10 minute stop at 8:20. From
there the party will visit Bear Grass
at 8 40; tlardison Mill at 9:10; James
vtlle 9 55. Hardens 10; Plymouth,
10:20; Roper 10:45; Acre Station,
11:55; and Pinetown at 12:15 Con
tinuing their trip, the party will visit
that afternoon at Bath, Yeatsville,
Douglass Station, Chocowinity,
Blount's Creek.
On Saturday, August 29, the party
accompanied by the Williamston
High School band iiiembeis
special entertains, will stop in Ham
ilton at 8 o'clock; Oak City, 8:20;
Hobgoud, 8:45; and continue in Hal
ifax County to Scotland Neck at
9 10; and then into Bertie, as fol
lows: Koxobel, Kelford, Lewiston,
Aulander. Askewville, Powellsville,
Trap. Wynne's store. Barrel Isville,
Colerain, Perry Town, Mount Gould,
Merry Hill, Green's Cross, Windsor,
at 4:40, and home.
The program, planned by llarvey
Walker, resident manager of the
Williamston Fair,~co-sponsor of the
good-will trip, includes a three min
ute talk, band numbers, and added
entertainment. Favors and souve
nirs will be distributed to the kid
dies and others, and it is believed
the trip anil meet with a homly I
spouse N K. Harrison is signing up
the- personnel, and as many as 24
cars are expected to be used
Roberson Buys
Sausage Plant
David M Roberson, operator of
HoOaiauii'a Slaughter ' Home near
here, thia week purchaied the sau
sage manufacturing plant of Saun
ders and Cox at Washington Hie
plant, to continue in operation at
Washington, will be handled in con
nection with the slaughter house
business here, it was learned The
local plant, handling the butrheiing
end of the business, will supply the
sausage plant with meats, the com
bined units to employ around W men
The Saunders and Cox meat plant
was told that Ur. Cox, partner in
the Saunders and Cox lumber busi
ness firm, here, might give his un
divided attention to the local mill
Oil Roanoke River. He plans to
move here at ooce and locate his
family in Williams ton as soon as
Plans To Build New Home
On Marshall Avenue Soon
?? V
Mr. P. G. Hughes, owner and op
erator at the Williamston Machine
Works, is planning the construction
of a new home on Marshall Avenue,
jual off Ha ugh ton Street. A survey
of the lot was made this week, and
Mr. Hughes plana to start work on
the tmihfing some time about the
Doctor Recovering at Home
Here from Operation
Of Few Weeks Ago
Following the completion of the
building several weeks ago, equip
menf ^?g just recently been in
stalled in the offices of Dr. Joseph
H. Saunders on Smith wick Street
here and made ready for the doc
tor's return to practice just as soon
as he fully recovers from an opera
tion performed in a Richmond hos
pital last month. While confined to
his home here. Dr. Saunders is grad
ually improving, and he hopes to
return to his practice within a few
weeks, he said yesterday.
His offices and equipment are
modern in every respect, and will
adequately meet the needs of this
community. His hundreds of pa
tients anxiously await his complete
recovery and the time he will be
able to re-enter his work that has
figured so prominently in the relief
of human suffering for a number of
Dr. Saunders has had installed
modern X-ray machines, added lab
oratory articles and other equipment
to make his new quarters the most
modern in this section The hnild
ing. houses two reception?rooms,
consultation rooms, laboratories, all
equipped wtili modern conveniences
The physician explains that he* is
not able to say at this time just
when he plans to open his new build
ing, but he did say that he wijl re
turn to his practice just as soon as
his health permits.
Neighbor Croups
Aid Debt Relief
In Many Sections
Burdened Farmers Saved
From Foreclosures bv
Friendly Committee
Activities of voluntary farm debt
adjustment committees working
with the Resettlement Administra
tion have resulted in the adjust
ment of 400 farm debt cases in
North Carolina, many involving
threatened foreclosures, according
to a report by J. P Greenleaf, su
pervisor of the work in Uus section.
Since September, 4036, when Re
beltlemenl took over the job of
helping debt burdened farmers,
debt cases totaling 31,336,000 have
been handled in this State, with the
work of the adjustment committees
resulting in reductions totaling
$337,000 for the farmers, Greenleaf
said. In addition, he reported, $35.
000 in taxes that otherwise would
have remained delinquent have
been paid to local governments.
"The voluntary farm debt ad
justment committees, frequently
friends and neighbors of the man
whose rase is being adjusted, bring
the fai mei and hts creditors to
gether in a friendly and neutral at
mosphere to work out a settlement
satisfactory to all concerned," the
supervisor slatad. "In some casas an
extension or lower interest rate is
obtained, or a new schedule of low
er payments worked out. The com
mittees have no legal authority to
enforce their recommendations bqt
every effort is made to satisfy both
sides snd st the same time save the
farmers from the distress of fore
Any one interested in this adjust
ment work in this county, will be
given complete details upon appli
cation to Miss Katharine Fatson,
secretary. Resettlement Administra
tis. Willis?slnn. N. C.
W. H. Sykes, Charged with
Murder, Awaits Grand
Jury Action
William H. Sykes. 7g-year-old col
ored man charged with the brutal
killing of Wiley Phelps, white man,
near Jamesville, last Sunday morn
ing, waived his right to a prelimi
nary hearing here yesterday. Ar
rangements to hold the hearing be
fore Justice J L. Hassell were com
pleted by Sheriff C. B. Roebuck on
Wednesday, but Attorney H O.
Horton, representing Sykes, mid
one ufpn'H mi asked
continues in the county jail, wh
he was placed soon after the killing
last Sunday.
No new evidence has been un
covered by officers in the case since
shortly after the killing. The State
is summoning a number of witnesses
to utter evidence in connection with
facts leading up to the tragedy, it
was learned. Said to have lost his
land through legal foreclosure pro
ceedings, Sykes is aUeged to have
caused the purchaser trouble on sev
eral occasions, but his action never
reached serious proportions until
the attack was made on Phelps last
Placed in charge of a tract of land
with a grapevine on it near the
home of Sykes, Phelps went there
Sunday morning to pick grapes.
The presence of Phelps on the land
is believed to have angered the old
colored man and the attack follow
ed. Phelps, white man about 52
years old, was slabbed and cut in
the neck and died along the road
side after crawling several steps
from the Held.
The case wiU be placed before
the Martin County superior court,
when it convenes here the 21st of
next month.
County Farmers Put
In Orders for Over
1,000 Western Pigs
Representative Now In the
West Making Purchases
For Delivery Soon
Twenty or more Martin County
farmers have placed orders for more
an i.uuu leeoer pigs lo De shipped
within tiie next few days from east
ern South Dakota and Kansas, Coun
ty Agent T. B. Brandon said this
morning. A special representative
of the farmers from the Extension
Service left Raleigh last Saturday
for the pig belt, and he will inspect
and handle the purchases direct
with the selling farmers, Mr. Bran
don said.
Facing a short corn crop in the
main hog producing belt, farmers
are turning to the South for a mar
. ket for their feeder pigs More than
200,000 of the young swine are ex
pected to reach farmers in this sec
tion of the country.
While Agent Brandon is taking no
additional orders just now. It may
be possible that the shipment will ha
enlarged to rare for any extra de
mand,, he-explained
Two farmers in this county are
said to have purchased a carload
apiece of the feeder pigs, the other
350, or carload, to be distributed a
fniong about IB farmers.
More Rooms Needed tor
WPA Office Employees
With phtts available tar around
SO of the WPA workers locating
here the last of this month. Mayor
J L. tlassell said that morning that
20 or more rooms are still neces
sary to house the headquarters
personnel. Available apartments for
light house keeping are unusually
scarce, the mayor pointing out, that
he had only one left on his UsL
Any one having an apartment or
extra rooms for rent are again ask
ed to get in touch with the mayor at
Offices for the combined district
headquarters of the organisation
are almost certain to be randy for
mviipsnpy by the first Of 1
workmen having virtually
pie ted construction work a
second of the three-story
Dr. J. E. Smithwick Quite
III In Durham Hospital
Dr. J. E. Smithwick, a landing
physician in this county tag many
years, continues quite ill in a Dur
ham hospital. The doctor, widely
known throughout this sscthm at
the state, has been in failing health
for several mats. The antra ? of
his trouble

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