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Plan Now To Attend the Williamston Fair?September 28 Through October 3 ?6 Big Days & Nights
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VOLUME XXXIX?NUMBER-?? Williamston. Martin County. North Carolina. Friday. September 25. 1936 ESTABLISHED 1899
WILLIAMSTON FAIR TO GET UNDER WAY MONDAY
Thousands of Farmers Expected atXBig Rally Here Next Wednesday
Hoping To Perfect
To Back Legislation
Congressman Expected To
Review Legislation for
Benefit of Growers
booking ahead to another market
ing teaaon, thousands of farmers
from this and adjoining counties are
expected here next Wednesday
morning for a big farmers' day rally
when the present farm situation will
be reviewed and proposed state and
national legislation will be ex
plained by legislators and agricul
The Hon Lindsay C. Warren, first
district Congressman, will be the
main speaker of the day. offering a
concise review of the part the Fed
eral government is taking in behalf
at agriculture and in improving the
rural areas of the nation. While the
Congressman has not announced his
speech topic, he is expected to brief
ly review future national legislation
as it will affect agriculture.
In addition to Mr. Warren's ad
dress, there will be four other speak
ers who will discuss the present ag
ricultural situation, especially in
connection with the marketing of
the currant tobacco crop and pn<
posed plans for state compacts in
the coming season. Messrs. J. E.
Winslow, president; and E. F. Ar
nold, secretary, of the State Farm
Bureau Federation; J. W. Goodman,
assistant director of the Slate Ex
tension Service; and W. W Eagles,
member of the state tobacco ad
visory commission, all well posted
on the present tobacco-marketing
situation and proposed plans for
state compacts, will also address the
assembly that is being brought to
gether by the Farm Bureau to ad
vance the interest of dirt farmers.
The rally is being recognized as
one of the greatest starting even Is
ever planned to advance the inter
' est of the farmers, to perfect a
strong organisation that its voice
may be heard in the legislative halls
of state and nation.
Cooperating with the Farm Bureau
the Williamston Fair management
has reduced its admission to all
farmers one-half, and will lend the
use of the grandstand free Enter
tainment will be provided by the
fair without cost to the sponsors and
special considerations will be made
available to fiuuieis attending the
Mr. H. S. Everett, president of the
Martin County Farm Bureau unit,
stated last nijght (hat hundreds of
fanners from other counties are
planning to attend the rally that will
be bald in the grandstand, beginning
at 10 a. m. next Wednesday morn
ing. "We are looking for several
thousand farmers, and the rally has
the promise of meeting with great
success," Mr. Everett added.
Present indications point to the
most extensive array of farm and
other exhibits seen at a fair in this
saetinn in a number of years, and
the management assures the farm
ers and other patrons a pleasant
visit to the annual event next week
For Everetts Named
Congressman Lindsay Warren to
announced the appointment of
Dillon C. Peel as acting postmaster
at Everetts to succeed his father, the
late J. S. Peel.
Carnival Train Will Arrive
Here Late Sunday Afternoon
The special train carrying the
Cethn 4 Wilson Ohows. plajiug the
Williamston Fair next week, is ached
ulad to arrive here Sunday after
noon at 4 JO o'clock. Advance Agent
-Cnaysatd this morning However
there may be a variation at a few
minutes hi the schedule, an account
at possible delays to kaep regular
train schedules open, Mr. Cramp
The train will be made up of IS
or 14 special 73-feet long baggage
cars, the show representative stat
ing that the management had dis
carded the old-time wagon and
trucked the dmn and other amuse
ments to and from the train In ad
i train, the i
organization operates,a fleet of I pec
ial tracks W1U<3i are expected to
reach here a ihort while before the
special train arrives.
Very little of the show equipment
will be unloaded Sunday afternoon,
the representative stating that this
work would be handled early Mon
day morning. Arrangements for
unloading the show are being com
pleted this afternoon, the advance
man stating that he expected the
train would be placed on a siding
near the A C. L. Station.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and Mr. and
Mrs. Cetlin and their secretaries
will arrive hers Sunday afternoon
from Btacksotne, where the shows
are operating this weak.
Monday, September 28?Opening Day
P. M.?Gates open. No admission charted at main fate Mou
day afternoon and eveninf.
4:30 P. M.?Midway shows open and 13 rides start operation.
7:00 p. M.?Grandstand opens with concert by Smith's Band. Free
acts profram, includinf four darinf acta and the Win
ter Garden Revue.
000 P.M.?Elaborate fireworks profram.
9:30 P. M.?Midway runninf ful blast.
12:00 Midnlfht?Gates close.
Tuesday, September 29?Special School Day
too A. M.?Gates open. All school children under 16 years of af e
in this and adjoininf counties admitted free when ac
companied by parents or in froups accompanied by
teachers, up to 4:30 P. M.
10:00 A. M.?Reviewinf and Judfinf exhibits starts In all depart
meats. ... ._ ?
10:30 A. M.?Cetlin & Wilson Shows and midway open.
12:00 M.?Grandstand opens.
2O0 P. M.?Special profram of events by younf people under di
rection of Miss Lora Sleeper, Martin County Home
Afeut, includinf bicycle, pony, potato, and baf races
?n^ other contests.
3:00 P. M.?Grandstand attractions, followed by visits to Cetlin &
Wilson shows and rides.
7:00 P. M.?Grandstand opens.
7:30 P.M.?Winter Garden Revue, and other attractions.
tOO P. M.?Fireworks profram.
1200 Midnlfht?Gates close.
Wednesday, September 30?All Farmers' Day
900 A. M.?Gates open. Admission reduced half at main rate.
9:30 A. M.?Exhibits review.
1000 A. M.?Blf Farmers' Rally fets underway In frandstand, with
Hon. Lindsay C. Warren, J. E. Wlaslow, president, and
K. 8. Arnold, secretary. State Farm Bureau; J. W. Good
man, of the State Extension Service; and W. W. Eafles,
member State Tobaeeo Advisory Board, takinf part in
profram. Entertainment furnished by fair manafe
ment. Grandstand free.
10:30 A. M.?Cetlin A Wilson shows ??"t rides open,
' 1:00 P.M.?Grandstand opens for afternoon profram.
2:00 P.M.?Horse racinf. x.
3:00 P. M.?Complete schedule of frandstand attractions.
4:00 P.M.?Midway runninf full blast.
7.-00 P. M.?Grandstand opens with concert by Smith's Band.
7:30 P. M.?Grandstand attractions, followed by fireworks display.
12:00 Midnlfht?Gates close.
Norman Y. Cham bliss, oper
ating manager of the William
?ton fair, stated today he was
well pleased with the prospects
that point to one of the best
fairs ever held here. The event
gets underway next Monday.
Store of Margolis Brothers
Observe Holiday Saturday
The store of Margolis Brothers
here will be closed tomorrow until
? p. m. in observance of Yom Kip
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Fay and Not Foy Rogers
Wrecks Robersonville Jail
The Rogers man reported in jail
a week or two ago was not the Foy
Rogers, of Williamston, R. F. D.?
Mr. Rogers explained yesterday.
Mrs. L C. Roberson
Dies Here Thursday
After Brief Illness
Funeral By Rev. Edward F.
Moseley at 4 O'clock
Mrs I,. C. Roberson, highly re.
ipected citizen, died at her home on
Bast Main Street here early last
pvening following an illness of only
a few hours. A victim of rheuma
ed poor health since last January,
but her condition during the past
few weeks seemed Improved until
yesterday afternoon when she suf
fered an attack of acute indiges
tion which is believed to have caus
ed her death.
The daughter of the late Jas. B
Waters and wife, Mrs. Roberson was
born in Washington County 57 years
ago. She moved with her parents
to this county when quite young, lo
cating in Jamesville, and later mov
ing to Williamston. She was a skill
ed milliner, but retired from that
work some time ago. In 1918 she
was married to L. Closs Roberson
who survives with one son, William
Roberson, of Washington City.
Mrs. Roberson was a good woman
and a thoughtful neighbor and one
who enjoyed the friendship of ev
eryone and found pleasure in doing
She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Liz
zie Woodhouse, of Marietta, Ohio,
Mrs. Ida Mae Moore, of California
and Mrs Mattie Walker, of New
port News, and two brothers, Will
and Clyde Waters, of Windsor.
Funeral services will be conduct
ed from the home this afternoon at
4:00 o'clock by Rev. E F. Moseley,
rector of the Church of the Advent.
Burial will folow in the local ceme
Native of County Died Last
Tuesday in Roanoke Rapids
Alfred Thurston Croat, a native
of this county, died at his home in
Roanoke Rapids last Tuesday eve
ning and was buried there yester
day afternoon, Mrs. Sarah M. Price
and Mrs. Eliza Mobley and Jesse T.
Price attending the last rites from
Mr. Cross, son of the late Ben
Cross and wife, was horn and roared
In the Gold Point section of this
county 76 years ago. In 1899 he left
this county, locating in Tarboro, lat
er moving to Roanoke Rapids. Sev
eral children survive.
Leavister-Corey Cases Set
For Trial Next Week;
Adjourns Thursday ??
Completing the criminal docket on
Tuesday at noon, Judge Henry A.
Grady, presiding, started work on
the civil calendar Wednesday morn
ing Work on the civil calendar was
interrupted on account of illness of
an attorney, but the court turned
out several cases before quitting for
the week yesterday noon.
Just what the cour will do next ]
week cannot be determined, present
indications pointing to the trial of]
the Leavister against Corey cases
and the continuance of the case of
Davenport against Ewell and others.
Administrators of John Leavister
and Marshall Andrews are suing J.
Lloyd Corey for $85,000 damages al
leged to have resulted in the death
Df the two young men in an auto
mobile-truck wreck near Roberson
ville, more than two years ago. The
case was tried before Judge Moore
here in March, 1935, and the ver
dict, allowing total damages of $400,
was set aside. Plaintiff John A.
Davenport is asking $20,000 damages
from Steve Ewell and 19 other de
fendants for alleged defamation of
character as a resulting of the cir
culation of a petition demanding the
removal of the plaintiff as registrar
of Hamilton precinct.
Civil cases handled by the court so
A consent judgment was entered
in the case of Tamer Biggs and oth
ers against Paul Rogers.
Settlement having been effected,
the case of Lizzina Goss, administra
trix of Thomas Goss, against J. G
Station was ordered off the docket,
the plaintiff to pay the cost. Young
Goss was fatally hurt while dyna
miting stumps for the defendant
some months ago.
A consent judgment was entered
in the case of Frank Barnes and oth
ers against Dan Howell.
A survey was ordered that a di
viding line ir\ certain property might
be determined in the case of Z. D
(Continued on back page)
Grandstand Acts To
Be Featured at Fair
The grandstand acts program at
the Williamston fair here all next
week offer one of the most varied
entertainments seen at a fair here
in recent years, according to Man
ager Harvey Walker Additional
acts have been?booked to supple
ment the large program, and several
of the entertaining artists have al
ready arrived here.
The attractions include the Loop
ing Nixons with their "wall of death
acL" These artists perform in a
cage and offer real excitement.
Then there is Carlos with his dog
and pony show, another high spot
in the entertainment program. Prob
ably the most sensational act is that
of "The Great Paul Jones" who
performs high in the air. Wilson's
comedy act, recognized as one of
of the finest on the road this season,
guarantees pleasing entertainment
And the high spot in the program
is the "Winter Garden Review," fea
turing new and original dances and
unusual lighting arrangements.
Smith's band, one of the- largest
engaged by a fair in the South this
season, will play for the acts in ad
dition to the regular concert pro
gram twice daily at 3 and 7 p. m. in
Under a ruling by the govern
ment, all farmers ean new quali
fy for soil conservation pay
ments, provided immediate ac
tion is taken to meet the re
quirements. Those farmers who
reduced their soil depleting
crops and who failed to plant
the required conserving crops
can now plant vetch, Austrian
winter peas, or clover on those
lands whore cotton, peanuts, or
tobacco was harvested this sea
son. The planting must be com
pleted by next Thursday, Oe
Indications Point To Largest and
Most Successful Exhibition Ever
Staged in History of Local Fair
Local Tobacco Market Passes
Passing the two million pound
mark today, the local tobacco
market showed added strength,
price* soaring as high as #2
cents a pound. While that price
was a rarity, the reports were
agreed that the tobacco of qual
ity were commanding more
money than probably at any
time this season. But the bad
feature is the large amount of
Inferior tobacco that Is beins
offered for sale, the prices for
this type of leaf hardly holding
its own, and naturally the av
erages do not appear very at
tractive. As far as prices are
concerned, however, com pari
sons show that all grade* of to
bacco are selling Just as high
on the Williams ton market as
they are anywhere.
Yesterday the market sold
111,030 pounds for an average
of around $19.70. Today the
sales will total around 115,000
pounds with a slight increase in
the average expected.
Exclusive of the sales today,
the market here has sold 1,933,
682 pounds for $408,826.20, a re
sulting average of $21.15 for the
Added T eacher Sought
F or Elementary School
First Two Weeks Is
[Delegation Will Appear Be-|
' fore State Commission
Local school authorities will ap
ply to the Slutc School Commission
in Raleitfh tomorrow for an addi
tional teacher in the elementary de
partment here, the average daily at
tendance during the first two weeks
of the present term almost justify
ing a claim for two extra teachers
in that department. The local high
school, with an average daily at
tendance of 181.2 pupils almost has
-a- valid claim for an extra initnic
tor, but one for that department is
not expected. However, the ele
mentary school has about 34 more
pupils than are necessary to support
a claim for an additional teacher,
Principal Anderson pointed out aft
er checking the attendance records
for the first two weeks of school.
The elementary department, with
an enrollment of about 190 pupils
reported an average daily attend
ance of 563 pupils during the first
10 days of school. Of the 185 pu
pils enrolled in the high school, 181
attended regularly during the first
two weeks ending yesterday, the
At the present time there are 15
teachers in the elementary and 6 in
the high school. While the State
commission may arbitrarily increase
the teacher load and render invalid
any claim for an additional teacher,
local school authorities believe the
I n '
MUMSVIit .? ueueve the
attendance record in the elementary
department here justifies one more
To Make Campaign
For Library Books
Finding the high school library
here inadequate to meet the needs,
local school authorities are planning
a canvass for books here each after
? -i ? ^
_ weak, the entire
high school and seventh grade pu
pils have been enlisted to make the
canvass, and the cooperation of the
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Divided into two groups?the
Reds and the Blues?the children
collecting the largest number of
books will be given a half holiday,
and a successful canvass is predict
The school will accept^ny and all
ypes of books. Including discarded
texts, Principal Anderson said. It
lis hoped that some good books can
be gathered for the library, which
' is now far below the standard. Any
cash donations will also be wel
Champion Chopper To Be
Here And At Jamesville
Peter McLaren, holder of the
world's woodchopping record and
who holds $50 for any man who
can out-chop him, will give an ex
hibition free to the public at Da
venport and Hamilton's store in
Jamesville next Monday morning at
10 o'clock and in Williamston at 11
o'clock. The chopper makes every
uck count, and a study of his skill
apphed should prove of great help
to Martin County folks this winter
if the weather is as cold as it was a
year ago. Competition is open to
any one, and no entrance fee is
McLaren will appear at the plant
of the Lindsley Ice Company here
the same morning at 11 o'clock and
the public is invited to see him in
action on a big log.
Harvey Walker, resident I
ager of the local fair, who as
sures the people of this section
that the fair all next week will
be the best ever held here.
Peanut digging, one of the dirtiest
iobs on the farm, is getting under
M&y in this section, reports stating
hat Fenders Dawson Llllay and
loshua L. Coltrain started the work
his week Others will start digging
operations shortly with the work
jetting underway on a fairly large
icale about the middle or latter part
of next week. Over in Bertie Coun
ty many farmers are said to have
already completed the first work in
Ihe harvesting of the crop.
Present indications point to a
ihort crop and one of poor to medi
ant quality. There will be excep
tions, of course, but the outlook ia
tor a far smaller crop this year than
Exhibits ^ill Start
Shows Hero Sunday
School Children of Section
To He Guests of Pair
Opening here next Monday after
noon for a solid week, the William
ston fair is certain to show one of
the largest.collections of agricultural
and garden products ever seen at a
district fair in this section of the
State, Manager Harvey Walker stat
ing this morning that more applica
tions had already been received for
exhibition space than the main
buildmg can well accommodate. Oth
er space is being provided, however,
with the prospect that tjiia wtinn
will offer the largest and most va
ried exhibits possible to' assemble. ?_
All departments are attracting
more than usual attention with the
4 H club boys and girls, women's
home demonstration clubs, young
Tar Heel Farmers and others tak
ing more interest in the prize com
petition than probably at any other
time since a fair was established
here. Live-at-home booths will be
added features, and numerous indi
vidual exhibits are being entered al
ready. ?--- ?
The swine and poultry depart
ments are also attracting exhibitors
from a wide territory, and tomor
row and Monday will see the farm
coming to town in a big way.
Manager Walker explains that the
fair program is well balanced this
year and points to the varied grand
stand attractions and the Cetlin it
Wilson shows for entertainment. The
grandstand entertainers are arriving
daily direct from the North, where
they have been playing the largest
fairs there, and a complete program
w ill be offered Monday evening.
The Cetlin & Wilson Shows, rated
with the largest operating in the
South this season, will leave Black
stoiie, ^irr^earTy Sunday, arriving
here that afternoon between 4 and
5 o'clock, according to present sched
ules. The 14 rides and an equal
number of shows occupy 14 extra
length railroad cars, the manage
ment stating that in addition to the
equipment handled by rail, much
will be brought jn here by trucks.
Placed in a single row, the Cetlin
6 Wilson parade would extend the
greater part of a mile. The vast or
ganization is manned by 600 people,
and its equipment is the most up-to
date on the fair circuit this
The shows will play the Wilson,
Rocky Mount, Henderson, and other
fairs in this state before continuing
SoUTh lo play state fairs.
Renewed Interest Reported
In School Hand This Year
With an increased membership,
the local high school band is mak
ing progress again under the direc
torship of Charles L. McCullers.
Regular practices are held twice
each week, and there is a renewed
interest in the organization, reports
irom the high school state.
Peanut Digging Under Way
On Farms of Ma
last, some believing the production
will not exceed 60 or 65 per cent of
the 1935 uutput. Others are of the
opinion that the reduction will not?
be so great, but all are agreed that
the current crop will not be as large
as the one a year ago.
Just what pricea the new crop
will command is an unknown quan
tity, but it is reasonable to believe
the growers will get at least a fair
return. Prices were strong at the
close of the last marketing season,
and, with a small crop assured this
year, the market should not weak
en. Probably the deriding factor
will be some proposed control pro
gram for another ssssan.