Plan Now To Attend the Williamston Fair?September 28 Through October 3 ?6 Big Days & Nights Watok (ha UM mm Im> I Papar, aa Ik Oaiitoa Ma Data 1 rHE ENTERPRISE aaaaa a Lalehkay ?a Orar MM 1 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 Strong Organization 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 tural leaders 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 rally. 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 Acting Postmaster For Everetts Named Congressman Lindsay Warren to day 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. Three-Day Program 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. FAIR HEAD 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 imrr ??? ? 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 This Afternoon 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 for others. 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 tery. 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 here. 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. PROCEEDINGS IN MARTIN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 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 far are. 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 the grandstand. OPPORTUNITY 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 lr Indications Point To Largest and Most Successful Exhibition Ever Staged in History of Local Fair Local Tobacco Market Passes 2,000,000-Lb. Mark 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 season. Added T eacher Sought F or Elementary School Attendance Record First Two Weeks Is Over Requirements [Delegation Will Appear Be-| ' fore State Commission Tomorrow 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 principal said. 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 ] teacher 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 lm . -? --- m - MV ? 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 ed. 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 comed. FAIR MANAGER 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 charged. 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 Arriving Saturday; Shows Hero Sunday School Children of Section To He Guests of Pair Next Tuesday 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.