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PLYMOUTH, N.C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1930
Recorder Sawyer Had
Busy Day Tuesday; Drunk
Fighting Majority Charges
Recorder Judge Jerry A. Sawyer
(bad a full day in Recorders court
Tuesday as a result of the court
having been closed Tuesday before
Christmas and some people over
celebrating the Christmas holidays.
The first case was one against
George Bagiev for a bad check. He
was ordered to pay the check and
costs of the court. Allen Dupree
and Luther Brown, who were over
celebrating Christmas and took too
much moonshine were fined $25
and one half the costs each. Chel
ton Chambers of the Pea. Ridge
section, wan found guilty of a charge
of assault on H. E. Clifton and
given 60 days on the county roads.
Bond was fixed at $200. Erie
Spruill was found not guilty of a
similar charge of assault on Clifton.
Warren Ayers, a 17 years old
boy of near Creswell, was found
guilty of being drunk, driving a«car
drunk and a nuisance and fined $50
and costs. Lee Nprman was found
not guilty of entering and larceny,
Clyde Craddock was found guilty
of being drunk and ordered to pay
the costs. Lenwood Spruill was
found guilty of being drunk and
assault, A non suit was taken in
the case against young Woodson
Tetterton and Grady Allen was fin
ed $100 and costs for being drunk.
Carl Sallinger was called and failed
to answer to his name, A capias
was issued for him to be returnable
January 21. Mathias Green was
bound over to Superior court on n
charge of having gotten provisions
under false pretense. His bond was
fixed at $200.
* TO SPEAK CHRISTIAN
CHURCH SUNDA NIGHT
W. C. Manning of Williamston
will speak in the Plymouth Chris
tian Church Sunday night.
CHRISTMAS IS RATHER
The Christmas season throughout
Washington county was quietly
observed, according to reports com
ing from the various sections of the
county. The season is believed to
have broken all records for its
quietness, causing some to say that
it takes “hard times” to make one
reverence the true holiday-.
In spite of the “‘hard times,”
those who gave Christmas presents
this year were very practical in
their giving, according to state
ments made by -local merchants.
No one gave very many presents,
hut those that were given, were,
chosen with the idea of usefulness
Very few minor accidents and no
serious ones were reported.
But for a few hours at the thea
tre Christmas night, the crowds
here remainded in their homes, such,
a little amount of activities took
place on the streets, one would
think that it was Sunday.
New Year’s Eve was a little more
exciting as a number of the younger
set sat up and shot a few fireworks,
rang some church bells and blew
some whistles yet Wednesday was
like any -other day except the post
office and bank closed. There was
not any mail delivered Wednesday.
U. D. C. MEETS TODAY
The Major Charles Louis Latham
Chapter, United Daughters Con
federacy will meet at the home of
Mrs, P. W. Brinkley this afternoon
at 3 o’clock. Mrs. R, P. Walker.
Mrs, A. D. Holton and Miss Mavis
Thigpen will be joint hostess with
POET AND PEASANT
“I notice that the average sehoo^
attendance in Washington coutny is
rather low,” said the Peasant.
“I don’t know as it is so low,”
said the Poet. “I will admit that
it is lower than it should be, but
then it is better than it used to be.”
^ “Yes,” said the Peasant, “I
guess that it is better than it used
to be, but the parents haven’t
seemed to realize how necessary it
is to have their children in school
every day. When a father or moth
er allows their children to stay out
of school, that child thinks that his
k parents are doing him a favor when
he is being done an injustice and
•the parents should be ashamed of
dhemselves to allow their children
tfco stay out.”
‘“Now I think you arc doing the
fja>rejits an injustice.” said the
Poet. “There isn’t a father or mo
► ther yi the world who doesn’t want
to see their child make good. Many
parents make sacrafices in order to
keep tfeair child in school and they
don’t inaise these sacrafices grumbl
ing, they 4o it with a smile.”
“Sure there is lots of parents who
^.stcrafice in order to give their
children an education,” said the
Peasant, “yet there is a number of
parents in Washington county who
will say to their children, ‘now yrm
don t nave to go to go to sehool if
you don’t want to. You can stay
' at home and have a little crop of
your own, but if you do go to
school I wrant you to hurry right
home as soon as school is out and
help ra.e and your brother work on
our crop.’ This will cause that
child to stay at home and have a
crop of his own when he should be
in school and allowed to take part
in the campus activities of the
school. He should not be made to
hurry right home and work for
what he considers nothing. He
should not be allowed to stay out
of school when he wants to. He
should be made to go until he has
completed his high school work and
6ent to college if his parents are
“ I guess you are right at that,”
;aid the Poet. “I know that if a
child is allowed to stop senool he
will in all probability stop. Parents
should be a little more careful about
the education of their children. The
time is coming when a farmer with
out an education will hardly be
able to exist. Education is rapidly
becoming a necessary in ail walks
(Folks we wish everyone of you a
great big and prosperious 1030 and
hope that we have please d in the
last few months of 1929. If we say
anything in 1930 that you don't
like, write us about it. If you are
tired of seeing our conversation in
the Beacon and News let us know
and shut right up but if yon
enjoy our conversation every week
just send the publisher a nice little
cheek paying up your subscription.
Yours for a bigger reader interest
The Poet and Peasant.
P S. Our conversation appears in
this paper only,)
"NO TIME TO QUIT" SAYS
HEADS EASTERN CAROLINA
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Kinston:- Assurance tnat condi
tions in the Eastern Carolina to
bacco, cotton and peanut belts will
be better, was the Eastern Carolina
Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas
present to the section.
The directors, prominent busi
ness men of a dozen or more towns,
issued a statement following a
“careful survey” in which they de
clared they had no intention of
minimizing losses that have been
“sustained by the rural people of
the larger part of the section this
year” but felt justified, asserting
the territory i s “fundamentally
sound.” “It will take more than
one crop failure to break the section
completly. While there have been
reports of extreme cases existing,
serious so far as they are concerned^,
these cases are not numerous. The
banks are in excellent condition,
even in the worst affected districts,
and the .good people are not going
to let anybody suffer for lack of
food or clothing,” the statement
said. “Poor crops and poorer prices”
“The directors,” the statement
declared, “wish to emphasize that
the utmost precaution should be
exercised in the planning of the
new year’s activities, by both the
business interests and the rural po
pulation. There should be most
smypathetic co-operation among
merchants, bankers and farmers)
in order that the section may recu
perate from the slump in the short
est possible time.” “Strictest econ
omy on the farms” was urged.
It was also urged that “every
farmer who has not already made
his plans to take care ef the food
needs of his family and provide
feed for his stock determine now
that, this shall be done.” With a
cribful of corn, smokehouse filled
with meat, potato hills, bulging
with sweet potatoes, a cow or two,
low prices of tobacco and damage
by the boll weevil will not cause
privation and hunger. “This is no
time to quit, but rather a time for
a larger vision and greater determi
nation. It is a time when the closets
kind of cooperation is needed by
• The board asked that land-own
ers and business men make avail
able all the work possible for the
next three months. “Whereever
possible projects that have been de
layed should be put through to
completion, in order to provide a
livelihood for those wdio need work.
There is no doubt that 1930 will be
one o f Eastern Carolina’s best
PLAY E. CITY TONIGHT
The Plymouth High School girls
basketpall team will go to Elizabet
City this afternoon where they will
meet the girls team of that place
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DON’T MISS THIS Hit
Superior Court Opens
Here Monday; Large
Docket; Sixty Jurors
URGES SCHOOLS IN
TO ENTER CONTEST
• Creswell:- Tin- American League of
Post 182 Colombia N. C. wishes
that all the high sc hools of both
Washington and Tyrrell counties
would filter the Orators contest that
is being suponsored by it in the two
counties. Subjects of contest to be
“Our Flag”. Bibliographies of ma
terial to be used in preperation of
oratiort may be had from D. J.
Spruill Com. first district Columbia
N. C. or R. L. Litchfield Com.
Post 182 American Legion Creswell
The county contest coming of
early in January. The district
elimination coming of two weeks
later and the final states contest
coming of on Feb. the 22 at Raliegh.
The post request that all principals
send the names of all the contestants
to D. J. Spruill Columbia N. C.
Roy L. Litchfield, Comdr. Post 182
Columbia N. C.
I Miss Zelma Russ of Washington,
! N. C. , and conductor of the Studio
: of Fine Arts, located in that city,
will be in Plymouth on Thursday
of each week for the purpose of con
ducting classes in Ballet, Rhythm,
Voice, Speech and Expression.
The Ballet classes will be held in
the School building erch Thursday
afternoon. Forfurthur information
orfor appointments call Mrs.Marion
Bradshaw or Phone 2676.
HER TEN YEARS
"I suffered ten years with indi
gestion and pains in my stomach
after nearly every meal. Sometimes
the pressure around my heart
would make me feel I like was
smothering to death.
MRS. MARY T. MANGUM.
Constipation bothered me a great
deal, and I‘m sure it was caused
by a sluggish liver. No medicine I
could find would help me more than
“Recently my mother visited me
and got me to try Sargon, which
had done the same for me. I can
L«t anything I want, evt.i uuLhagv,
without a sign of indigestion. Sargon
Pills put my liver to work and en
dcd my constipation 1 feel like a
lew woman ”- Mrs. Mary T.
Mangum. 1117 Wolf St,, Durham,
E. G. ARPS DRUG STORE
TO INVITE FARMERS TO
ATTEND SPECIAL MEET;
WENONA ROAD AGAIN
At the regular meeting of the
Plymouth Chamber of Commerce
Monday night, it was decided to
have a special meeting Monday
nignt.January 13th and invite about
15 farmers from the various sections
of the county to attend. This was
the result of a suggestion of the
members of the agricultural com
mittee, who suggested that the e
farmers be made honorary member#
and invited in to their support and
advice to this committee.
The question of the Pike Road
was also brought up the commer
cialists at this meeting. For the past
year and a half, the editor of the
Beacon and news has been doing
his best to get something done about
this road, but to date the county
commissioners have done nothing
but make promises. The time lias
now come when they must do some
thing or also loose that part of the
county known as Wenona entirely.
It was deciced by the commercialists
to have a special meeting tomorrow
and make plans to take the question
of the road before the county com
1 missioners at their regular meeting
' Mon. What really needs to be done to
this road is to fill one of the canels,
widen the road and dig another
canel. This could be done at a cost
to exceed $40,000 which would give
those people a 40 foot road. The
State Highway Commission will not
ever take it over and it is costing
the county over $1,000 a year to
it up. If this can’t be done, same
temporary preparations should be
made to take care of this road in a
better manner than is now being
Couuty Farm Agent RE Dunning
reported that some company wanted
to contract for 250,000 bushels of
soy beans from Washington county
at $1.35 a bushels.
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Superior court will open in Plymouth
Monday with a full criminal docket
before it. Among the outstanding
civil case on the docket is the case
of O. H. Lyon against officials of
the defunct United Commercial
Bank. The following jury list will
Plymouth Township:- G.B. Bate
man, G. W. Sitterson, O. L. Allen,
Lenard Ayers, E. H. Liverman, L.
O. Horton, L. W. Gurkin, J. L.
McNair, W. T. Robbins, M. W.
Norman, W. C. Moore, H. L. Gur
ganus, F. R. Harris, and R. W.
Skinnersville Township:- W. B.
Barber, S. J. Phelps, L. W. Liver
man, T. W. Swain, N. C. Swain,
W. M. Davenport, and I. J. Alli
Lees Mills Township:- W. 0
Twiddv, L. D. Lamb, E. M. Ches.
son, N. S. Harrington, R. C. Pea
cock, and C. M. Lamb.
Scuppernong Township:- J. L.
Snell, J. W. Nooney, G. W. Crad
dock, It. W. Phelps, G. Combs, E.
B. Spencer, Jos. Woodley, D. C.
Tarkington, and PI. R. Holton.
Plymouth Township:- T. A.
Stubbs, L. T. Wecde, T. W. Snell,
E. H. Latham, L. G. Ange, A. W.
Tetterton, Joe E. Askew, and W.B.
Lees Mills Township:- E. R. Oli
ver, G. W. Ainsley, W. A. Swain,
L D. Barco, J. J. Davenport, and
E. D. Chesson.
Skinnersville Township:- 0. L.
I Davenport .
Scuppernong Township:- E. S.
Woodley, J.E.A Stuart, M. J. Fur
lough, C. J. Hair, Roy U. Daven
port, 8. M. Phelps, Renay Sawyer,
W. E. Hassell, and E. C. Phelps.
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. A, H, Marshall, Rector
Mr. Frith Winslow; Lay Reader.
Sunday School at 10 A. M. Morn
ing. Celebration Holy Communion
and Sermon, 11 A. M.
To our many friends and readers
we wish to say that we hope they
enjoy prosperity and good health
during the year 1930.
We are going to endeavor during
this year to give our readers a big
ger and better paper. This can
only be done by your cooperation
so we earnestly ask that if you
know of anything happening in
your community that you think
other people would be interested
in, that you write or in some man
ner let us know.
We have made but one resolution
and that is to give our readers as
much of the county news as we
LEE ROY HARRIS, Publisher
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