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The FamviUe Enterprise
IT REACHES - THE PEOPLE
G. A. ROUSE. Editor.
'ABMVHJJB, PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. MARCH ?, 101 ?
Put Your Premises to a Sanitary
Condition and Thereby Help to
Make Farmville a Healthier
and Cleaner City.
<By Civic Clnb ol Parmttllc)
Clean up Day is becoming a
permanent institution with towns
which are progressive. Let
Farmville fall ia line and all its
citixens work together for civic
March, April and May. are the
months to clean up and get rid
of the filth which breeds flies
and disease if left lying about.
Make your home a more, at
tractive living place? clean-up
and renovate, inside and out?
join with your neighbors and do
your share of spring deao up?
It will net you big dividends in
health and happiness.
}i Cleanliness besides being akin
to Godliness is the foundation'of
health and right living. Nowa
days a town that fails to do its
spring clean-up wilt be regarded
as lacking in self-respect.
We are, tired of being eaten
alive by flies, mosquitoes and
vermin. We are nauseated at
the unsanitary condition of our
streets and Rublic lots.
"Clean-up Day" is "Safety
"Safety first"? shield bo our
i^&.The busy buzzing little beast?
the common house fly? is the
most dangerous animal in all the
world. More persons are killed
by it every year than all the
other poisonous insects, all the
snake* and beasis of prey com
bined. More persons fall vic
tim cach year to tho common
house fly than are Killed on all
the fields of batil? throughout
The fearful carnage 4ow be
ing wrought ' by the armies of
Europe in the greate* war the
world has ever known is not so
wide nor wholesale a devas
tation ns tbat which is being in
flicted by the little block house
Flies feed on filjh. They
flourish only where filth pad re
fuse of some kind exists.
Now we want to get ahead of
the fly? by cleaning up before
be get* here.
The fird fly is said to be the
mother of 195,213,500,000, decen
t&ifkjlMs in the course of tbe dim
mer season. So "swat tbe . first
. fly." ? ^
Every family should join the
clean-up campaign and do its
M best to eliminate the fly. :1*
It U time our civic pride rose
high enough to overcome tbfl
stote of affairs as ihey now exist
*- town and we are filing
luty as good citizens
neglect to do our pprt
ig up. For every cue
and every death, of typhoid
some one is responsible. Don't
it be you.. your water
Giocery-roan, what do you do
with all your spoiled fruits and
vegetables? Take Mateh 12th to
clean up. Mr. Drug store-man
what is that at your back door?
Clean up. Mrs. House-keeper,
begin the campaign in your own
home; clean it from attic to cel
lar, make war against lurking
cobwebs, du?r and other disease
bearing factors. Mrs. cook, look
at your dirty kitchen and don't
throw your dishwater out the
March 12th Glean up Day.
March 12 th Safety Day .
"Swat the fly"? "Clean up." .
All Honor To The Faithful Man.
All honor to the man with the
hoe or the gun.
Who patiently labors 'till bis
life's wOrk is done.
Shun him, or scorn him, just do
as you choose.
But history will crown him, and
you will refuse.
All honor to the faithful, as the
future shall tell,
Who labors a lifetime, one thing
to do well; ? ?? ?
Nor looks back regrettingly on
the path he has trod.
But upward and onward, to the
face of bts God.
All honor to the faithful, "The
salt Of the earth,"
"Here charity dwelleth and vir
tue hath birth;"
The hero of history, the saint
and the Sneer,
And a crown in the heavens, at
last bo shall wear.? C. B. M.
How to Kill a Preacher.
Few people if arraiscned in
court, would plead guilty tb the
charge of killing their preachers.
Yet maoy a pulpit, is red with
the blood of n murdered minis
ter. Multitudes of church mem
bers not only kill the minister's
influence and ambition, but also
kill him mentally, morally, and
physically. It is from this point
of view that some one has writ
ten the following rules, guaran
onteeing that if. carefully fol
lowed tbey will kill any preach
er on earth. Read them and see
if you are killing your preacher.
"(1) Stay away from church
especially on bad days, when
you tkink the crowd will be
small. (2) Stay away from the
Wednesday night service be
cause you know there will be
oniy a handful present. (3) When
the service is over leave the
church in a hurry without speak
ing to the prcnchcrp word of en
couragement. '4) When yon
get sick, don't let him know it,
and then abuse him for not com
ing to see you. (5) Never invite
hini or his family out to dine in
your home. They never enjoy
?: social hour. (6) Pay just as
little as you can on his salary,
and then grumble about that.
This makes him feel good. (7)
Never give him anything except
whit you promised. Thi* might
mnke him think you appreciate
him. (8)' Al ways .have tome fool
excuse when he wants you to
do a little work. 'Tbat*s what
you pay him far. (9) Never of
fer to take him out iu your auto
or lead him your horse and bug
ttji This would ' be too kiad.
(10) Never call at his home, but
old "Billy Cain" because
he doesn't visit you once or
twiceamqoth. ttl) Don't ever
offer to help him n any way far
he iright think you were 'but
ting in.* (12) Act as cold and
indifferent toward him tt you
he will think you are
If these 12 doses tail
they "sUll undoubilv
' ' ? :
TCet ^l)? (Brunt
Let the pigs do the grunting
There is better work ahead for us.
'Granting never lessened the burden of a load, never
pulled a community out of a rut, never added a dollar to
any man's bank Account.
Grunting makes.pessimists, and pessimists have bad
livers, and poor digestions and tour countenances and arc
general nuisances nil around. '
And pessimists are always grunting about something.
They grunt if times arc bad; they grunt because they
are not better when they arc good; they grunt over their
meals, and over politics, and religion, and anything else
that offers a chance to grunt.
And then they grunt because there is nothing left to
Grunting is a habit with them? it is their daily pas
time ? and nothing is so dear to their hearts as a great big
Many of us grunt a part of the time, but some folks
grunt all of ihs time.
Now let's quit grunting.
Let's get down to liaid tacks and digir lot of wealth
out of this community. It's here, but grunting won't do
Let's make this the greatest [.roductive year in local
Let's get out and hustle? let's find the opportunities,
or make them where none exist.
The soil is as rich today as it was a year ago, and it
will produce as much and the products will sell for more
There is nothing produced in this community buthas
a market waiting for it. If we don't see the market, let's
get out and find it. Time is too short for it to hunt us.
Let's not sit on dry gcckls boxes an J wait for the
world to come to our feet. We will die grunting if we
There's a great big place for 'tis in the world. Let's
fill itr? let's do something? let's let (he rest of the world
know that we arc alive, that we are producers, that we
arc something more than grunters.
Let's be optimists? for optimists do things, and never
Let the pigs do the grunting.
There are better times and more congenial work a
head for us
Let's all get busy and whoop it up.
WJE are pleased to
Announce to the public
that we have induced the.
stockholders of the Dar
ker* Warehouse Co., to
build and lease to us for a
number of years a Ware
house, ? 100 x 250 feet.
for the coining season, when
and where we hope to see
I and serve all of our old friends,
1 rtAKE new ones.
E exped this house to be ready
L KN0TT J. R. NEWTON
v ; YOURS TO SERVE
THE CHURCH AS
A Broadsr 8phsr* for Religion? New
Field for the Rural Church.
?y Peter Radford
Lecturer National Farmers' Union
The social duty of the rural church
la aa much a part of Its obligations
aa its spiritual aide. In expressing Its
social Interest, the modern rural
church doea not beat late to claim that
It la expressing a true religious In
stlnct and the old-time luoa that the
social Instincts should be starved
while the spiritual nature was over
fed with solid theological food, la fast
giving way to a broader Interpreta
tion of the functions of true religion.
We take our place In the succession
of those who have sought to make the
world a fit habitation for the children
of man when we aeek to study and
understand the social duty of the
rural church. The. true christian re
ligion la essentially social? Its tenets
of faith being love and brotherhood
and fellowahlp. While following after
righteousness, the church must chal
lenge and seek to reform that social
order In which moral life is ex
pressed. While cherishing ideals of
service, the rural church which U
telnd the fullest measure of success
Is that which enriohea as many lives
aa It can touch, and In no way can
the church coma In as close contact
with Ita members aa through tbV
avenue of social functions:
The country town and the rural
community need a social center. The
church need offer no apology for Its
ambition to fill this noed In the com
munity. If an understanding of Its
mission brings, this purpose Into clear
consciousness. The structure of a
rural community Is exceedingly com
plex; It contslns many social groups,
each bf which has Its own center, but
there are many localities which have
but om church and although such
a church' cannot command the Inter
est of alt the people. It la relieved
from the embarrassment of religiously
Social Need* Imperative.
The atonm country boy?snd girl
Bare very llttlo opportunity for real
enjoyment, and hare, as a rule, a
?ague conception of the meaning of
pleasure and recreation. It la to fill
tbla void In the Urea of country youth
that the rural Church has risen to
the necessity of providing entertain
ment. as wall as Instruction, to Us
raemberahlp among the young. The
children and young people of the
church should meet when religion lk
not even mentioned. It haa been
found safest tor them to meet fre
quently under the direction and care
of the church. To send them into t ho
world with no social training exposes
them to! grave perils and to try to
keep them out of the world with no
social prlvllegea Is aheer folly. There
la a social nature to both old and
young, hut the social requirements of
the young are Imperative. The church
muat provide directly ' or Indirectly
some modern equivalent for the husk
Ing bee, the quilting bee and the aing
ing schools of the old days. Id one
way or another the aocial Instincts
of our young people must have oppor
tunity for expression, which may
take the form of cluba, parties, pic
nics or other forms of unuiement
One thing Is certain, and that Is that
the church csnnot take away the
dance, tho card party and the theatre
unless It can offer In Its place a sat
isfying substitute in the form of more
Universal Instinct for Play.
In providing for enjoyment the
church usee one of the greatest meth
ods by which human society haa de
veloped. Association Is never secure
until It Is pleasurable; In ploy the In
stinctive aversion of one person for
another Is overcome and the social
mood la teetered. Play Is the chief
adatallnaal agency tn rural commun
ities and In the play-day of human
ohOdhood soda) sympathy and social,
habits are evolved. Aa Individuals
eomo together tn social gatherings,
their viewpoint la broadened, their
Ideals are lifted and finally they con
stitute a cultured and refined society.
It is - plain, therefore, that the
church which alma at a perfected so
clety must use tn a refined and ex
alted way the osoootiul factors in
social ovulation and must avail Itself
of the ntveresl Instinct fur play.
If the church surrounds itself with
social L-inctktta which appeal to the
young among Its membership. It will
fill a large part of the lamentable
'cap fa rural pleasuree and wilt reap
the richest reward by promoting a
higher aad better type of. manhood
and sinli '
J. Loyd Horton
Koorrn 3-? 3a. Ilorton Building
Practices wherever ser
vices are desired.
Farmvllle, N. Curollna.
i o. 0. F. No. 373.
Meets every 'Monday night in
K. of 1'. hall in the Horton Build
ing. All visitinjj Brothers wel
FARMVILLE LODGE, No. 218
K. of P.
Meets Every Tuesday Night in
their ((all in Horton Bldg.
V isiting Brothers Welcome
DR. PAUL E. JONES
n Office in l.ung Building
FARMVILLE - N. C.
W C DRESBACH
Civil Engineer & Surveyor
JiixeiuiiUe, N. C.
COUNTY SURVEYOR FOR PITT.
E. M. CO X
FARMVILLE J - N. CAROLINA
Offlcc orer Citizens Dank
Pradiees Wherever Services ?re Detired.
Special Attention Petd to CoUedioits and
Wrhinf of Deeds. Mortgages, Etc.
YOUR ATTENTION IS IN
to the quality, variety, and prices
BEST GROCERIES IN TOWN
Coffees, Teas, l-'lour, fruits, etc
Trade-winning prices. We're
tagging the goods, showing the
brands, and selling in rapid -tran
sit time. Don't delay? buy our
GROCERIES TO-DAY. You'll
need 'em all to-morrow.
J. A. MIZZELL & CO
Farmville, N. C.
For Life and Fire
J. A. MEW BORN
BANK OF FARMVILLE, N.C
National Life insurance Co
of Uontpeller, Vt., F.atna
Fire, and other be ? ' fire
. Insurance Company ..
f OB PRINTINC TrZ
I UST RIGHT KIND. -
CP UST PIIONE No. 1 3.
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