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cles To Go Up! Up!!
Washington, Feb. 21.?The Labor
Department opened a drive Wednes
day to "posh for settlement" of all
current strikes and get the reconver
sion program back into high gear.
.Secretary Schwellenbach told in
dustry generally his advice was to
"sign up and trust to OP A."
At the same time a high OPA of
ficial promised employers that price
increase applications to offset
boosts under the new staoilisation
policy "are going to be handled fast."
This pledge fitted in with ScheweJ
lenbach'8 assertion that the
of the new wage-price policy
hinge on prompt Government action.
Schwellenbach added aft a news con
ference that he had assurances from
the Federal agencies involved that
speedy consideration will be given to
all requests for price relief.
The OPA official, who withheld his
name, expressed belief that blanket
approval of all pay increases legally
made prior to Feb. 14?tip effective
date of the stabilization formut
will not bog OPA under a flood of
price relief appeals. This automatic
approval of pay grants was ordered
by the Wage Stabilization Board in
a move to dear its decks for new ap
The OPA official said many of
the approximately 600 wage cases
approved by the board in this action
would not require price increases.
"Many of those increases were
granted by companies in industries
which still are making 1936-39 profits
or better," the official declared.
"They know they are not entitled
to higher prices under the new policy
and they are not going to ask for
OPA already has cost information
available for a number of industries,
the official said, adding that this
would lighten the load in the case of
many qualified price applications.
For example, the agency only re
cently completed pricing of various
consumer products which were off
the market during the war. These
include automobiles, refrigerators,
wadiirg machines and radios.
If and when these industries apply
for higher prices to offset new wages
increases, OPA expects to be able to
give them an answer quickly.
In the case of industries where
complete cost information is not al
ready available the agency plana to
grant interim price increases pend
ing further surveys. ?
- RELEASED FROM SERVICE
Lt (jg) Robert D. Rouse, Jr., is
now at home having bean separated
from the service ait Charleston Naval
Air Station, Separation Center, Char
leston, S. CL, on February 16. He i
rived in the States, at Seattle, Wash.,
in December following 6 months ser
vice at Pearl Harbor.
Lt Reuse entered service July 1,
1943 and was commissioned in Feb
ruary, 1944 St the University of
North Carolina, Naval R. O. T. C.
Following L. C. T. Training at Am
phibious Training Base, Solomons,
hfd., he spent 10 months on duty tor
England and France^ where- he took
part hi the Normandy invasion.
Upon return be was reassigned to
He wad awarded three campaign!
ribbons, Earopeen- Theatre with one
battle star, American, Theatre a
Chief Specialist W. D. Morton, U
S. N. R., is at homo, haying rejeived
his discharge at Camp SheRon, Va.,
Wednesday. He arrived at,Traasuse
Island, Feb. 7, after serving eight
Morton entered the service in May,
1943, received training at Bahtbridrfe,
Md? and was assigned to the Naval
Station, University of Wisconsin, be
fore going to ttre Pacific Tfceatfo He
was on daty in the Philippine*, Hol
lands Dutch Now Guinea
? . :1 ?
md Victory rib
Motor Machinist 2/c,
" home Wednesday
The Farmville Country Clab will
again take part in activities of the
KasttM Carolina Gelt Association
having suspended its program during
the war yean.
The playing schedule will begin
March 18. Other towns participat
ing will be Wilson, Goldsboro, Kin
ston, Greenville, Plymouth, Tarboro
an^ Rocky Mowt
Billie Barnes, of Wilson, has been
named president of the Association.
The Annual Championship Tourna
ment will be played in Goldsboro,
sometime in May.
Sonny Bradham, who has been ap
pointed Captain of the local team by
the Club board, urges all prospective
playefs to begin pretties at once.
The Board has announced that a
substantial amount s# funds are 'now
being spent to put the" Farmville
Course in No. 1 condition. A capable
manager has been senured and will
take over his duties around March 16.
All members and prospective mem
bers are asked to come out and begin
playing right away. Plans to secure
an adequate number of caddies are in
Miss Janie Blair Cox and Robert
Patterson Wheless were united in
marriage in an informal ceremony
it Winterville Baptist Ghurch, Jan
uary 26. Rev. Frank E. Morris ot
Richmond, Va., former pastor of the
bride, performed the double ring
ceremony. A program of wedding
music preceded the ceremonyt !Mra.
W. R. Hunmicutt of Bethel accompa
nied Miss Mamie McLawhorn, solo
The bride, who entered the church
with her father by whom she was
Siren in marriage, wore a brown
gabardine suit with matching acces
sories. She carried a bride's prayer
book centered with baby white or
chids and showered with narcissi
and white satin ribbon. Her anly'or
lament was a string of pearls, a
gift of the groom.
Mrs. McGlohon, Jr., sister of
the bride was matron of honor. Her
iress was acqua crepe and her flow-'
srs were an old fashioned nosegay
jf mixed flowers tied with yellow
Little Boyce Cox, nephew of the
bride carried the rings on a white
Attending the bridegroom as beet
man was his brother, Gilbert B.
Wheless, of Roanoke, Va.
Ushers were B. Vernon Cox and
Riley Cox, brotheA of the bride,
lames M. Wheless, Jr., brother of the'
groom and Cleveland M. Pay!or, bro
ther-in-law of the groom ol' Farm
For the wedding the bride's moth
er was dressed in pink crepe and the
bridegroom's mother wore a- dress
if acqua ere pa Each wore a cor
Mrs. Wheless, daughter of Regis
ter of Deeds Roy T. Cox and Mrs.
box, attended E. C. T. C., in Green
ville and1 W. C. U. N. C., in Greens
boro,' and for the past several years,
die has held a petition with the AAA
'arm program, secretary of the Home
Demonstration Agent of Pitt Coun
ty and deputy clerk m the office of
he Register of Deeds in Greenville.
Mr. Wheless, son of Dr. and Mrs.
I. M. Wheless of Farmville, is a'
young business man who has recent
ly been discharged from military
service after serving three yean in
After the ceremony the couple-left'
lor a short trip to Florida. On their
return they will be at home hi FXrm
On Friday evening,, January. %f>,
immediately following the rshsmrtl
the bride's parents entertained the
bridal party and out-of-town guests
st a-cake-cutting. The bridal table
was covered with as imported lare
:loth, and centered with, a three-tier
ed wedding cake which was encir
cled with, lace fern, miniature noser
jays and flanked with white tapers.
County has been selected as
couatie* to make a study
? all the family life and
Bombay, Feb. 21. ? U. S. Comb]
General Howard Donovan announced
Wednesday receipt of a note from
Rear Adm. A. R. Rattray, Royal In
dian Nfcval Commandar in Bombay
expreesing "sincere regret" war the
boning .of an American Flag during
a demonstration by Indian Naval sea
Donovan said Rattray advised him
he was having a new flag made to
reptase the one which tip demonstra
tors hasted down frem its plaoe over
the U. S. Information Office.
Uniformed members of the Royal
Indian Navy paraded through the
of Bombay again Wednesday
in deaaeretratioeis which an
leader said were intended as a
alleged racial and color
discrimination in the naval service. '
One group of SO or more marched
through the principal thoroughfares
chanting in unison "Down, Down the
Union Jack; Up, Up the Tri-Ooler"?
the flag of the All-India Congnes
At The Kiwanis dub
Lath Morrias, chairman of boys
and girls work, developed an inter
esting program this week In connec
tion with his committee's endeavor,
which was concluded with an excel
lent talk by Irvin Morgan.
The bpeaker chose as his subject
"BoyB and Girls," developing his
theme, by weaving together a series
of real life stories exemplifying the
tremendous effect adults actions have
upon the developing of a boy's or
girl's character. He showed how
there is no alternative but for them
to pattern after the model set for
them. He gave a clear illustration of
how many innocently overtook their
obligation to their son or daughter,
facing realization only after the dam
age has been done.
As Mr. Morgan drew his remarks
to a close, he found the building of a
bridge to compare more closely to
the building of a boy's character
than of any other of our daily en
deavors or professions; and it was
here that he so closly illustrated that
not only did the materials count
which entered into the construction
of a bridge or of a boy's character,
but the manner used to so fit them
together would share equally toward
Ernest Pettaway and Charlie Ras
berry were guests of the club.
OBSERVES WEEK OF
COMPASSION FEB. 17-84
The Fellowship Supper held Wed
nesday at the Christian Church was
in observance of Week of Compas
sion, similar gatherings being held
on this same date in Disciples
Arch J. Flanagan presided and
gave the invocation. An inspiring
message^ from Rev. C. B. Mashburn,
who was unable to be present, was
read by Mrs. Zeb Whitehurst.
Mrs. Jesse Moye outlined the ob
jectives of the program, the theme
of which was, "The Fellowship of
Compassion," sad announced the leaf
let topics, "What Doth the Lord1 Re
quire of Thee, Now," discussed by
Charte* Blount Qumeriy; "Repair,
Rebuild, Rehabilitate," by Julian
Smitfc; "Will Christians Meet This
Need?", by Buth-Moore; and "Our
Children Eat Every Other Day," by
Mrs. Moye closed the program with
this poem which may well be con
sidered by-each qpe today and in the
future as we are asked to help re
lieve th* dire suffering of the many
peoples Of thhe world.
"I planned an ultra modern home
when priorities' were lifted * . .
But a Belgian woman whispered,
'I have no home at all!'
: "I dreamed- of a' country place for
kirurious week ends . . .
But a Jewish lad kept saying, 'I
have no country!'
"I decided on a new cupboard right
. nam,'.". ., _
But a< child of China cried out, 'I
have no cup!''
"I started to purchase a new kind of
washing machine . . .
But a Polish woman said softly, 'I
have nothing to wash!'
"I wanted a quick-freezing unit for
storing quantities of food . . .
But across the waters cams the cry,
'I have no food!'
"I ordered a new oar for the pleasure
Armed Farces, Wound
ed, Veterans Still Need
to occupation forces, ser
vices to the thousands of hospitalis
ed soldiere and .sailors, and sarvk?
to vtMM ? "(he time continuing
battle fronts" of the American Bed
Cross?were not diminished but high
lighted and intensified by Vt Dsjr,
and V J Day, symbols of war's and for
In the yean 1M1 to 1946 Ameri
can Bed Cross Services to the Armed
Forces became the most extensive
operation of its kind in the history
of the organisation. At the close of
hostilities it had nearly 9,600 workers
overseas engaged in welfare, hospital,
club, and-canteen work, besides more
than 9,000 in the United States. Hie
Bed Cross was operating 820 dubs
and rest homes, with no immediate
letup in the need for them in sight.
After cassation of hostilities in
Europe the need fear Bad Cross con
tinuance there became abundantly
dear. Ani i* the Pacific the revrea
tion problem for American forces is
even greater than that in Europe.
Few Islands offer anything in the
way of amusement, American -style.
g,rve In Heapttala.
At horn* recreation and welfare
services are being continued for able
bodied men in camps mid naval bases
and for the thousands of hospitalised,
luge numbers of whom will need Bed
Cross attention for months. FdniUse
of these man will find their Bed
Cross chapters sources of help in
solving financial problems and meet
rag emergency situations. Chapters
will be continuing centers of Infor
mation, consultation, and guidance in
Bed Cross wortr with veterans is
expected to show a sharp rise during
the next five or six years as millions
of men are-discharged from the arm
At field stations and hospitals
workers -arc trained to help vrierans
prepare applications for pensions and
WurfifaL Field directors at Vetarcae ,
Administration offices are in close
touch with chapters throughout the
country to assist with claims, Chap
ter aid, both financial and advisory,
is available tc veterans and depend
ents. Help and advice is being of
fered to the thousands of foreign war
brides of American servicemen.
The. Red- Croes, never exclusively
a ~ war agency, will hive increased
postwar usefulness, in its regular
services such as disaster relief, first
aid?which is being called for more
and more by industrial plants and
workers?water safety, and accident
And as the result* of wartime de
velopments in the ceilection of blood
donations Bed Cross chapters may, at
the request of reosgniied medical
agencies, use the snperience gained
during ths-war to recruit blood don
ors for civilian needs. All blood and
blood derivatives ia such local pro
grams wilt be mads available to pa
tients without charge.
FARMVILLH 4-H CLUB
The February meeting of the
Farmville 4-H Club was held Thurs
day evening, February 14, in the Club
House with Wijliaii Owens presiding.
It was decided that the members
would pM(nt a cedar tree on the club
house -grounds In memory of Herman
Reuse}- United States Marine, who
sacrificed his life for his country in
the recent World War, He was s
former member of this group. Mr.
and Mrs. Best M. Lewis donated the
The boys andt girls separated into
two discussion groups; the girls to
discuss the used of eggs in cooking,
and the boys to talk over the growing
and harvesting Jaf corn.
A delightful game, Going to Jeru
was pUered, after which, re
freshmfjite wero served by Elsie Gay
and Louise Flbra, hostesses.
Farmville Lodge No. 517, A. F. A
A. M., met in'regular session, Thursv
day,- Feb. 14. A barbecue supper was
served by Whiter B. Jones, C. S.
Hotohkiss, J: E. Garris and J. W.
Elbert C. Holmes, Worshipful Mas
ter, presided* over a business period.
i in Masonic
E: " ?' -r
j WiAtegton, PA. 21.-Thfe
Department launched an attempt
Wednesday to toeafcbeek a rish* tide
of unemployment it expects to leave
?6,000,000 jobless by June 80.
1 The United States Employment
Service will attack the problem by
asking employers to liatall job yacan
ciea with USES.
Latest Census Bdrean figures place
jprassht unemployment at about 8>
000,000. - f; . .
USES Director Robertr C. Goodwin
animated that 8,000,000 discharged
members of the Armed Service, 6,
000,000 looked for work and 3,300,
000 registered with USES.
He added many others were ex
pected to register, because 4,000,000
more veterans will be back in the
United States before the end of June.
Job openings already listed with
USES, Goodwin said, are not ade
quate to meet this flood of applicants.
At The Rotary Club
Farmville Rotartane and visitors;
Roy Ferguson of the Raleigh Rotary
Club, Lt. Wt C. Harretl, of Snow Hill,
and-Lt W, Gnapdon Liles, recently
IKniMijl from overseas service en
Joyed a program presented Tuasd.^
evening by RotariaA J. B. Kittrell of
Greenville. The speaker was intro
k - ? g: ^ w ? war f_ _ .
flucea oT irro ttorgw,
'Hr.Kittrail began in his inimitable
way, stating that he was pinch hit
ting for John Moore and giving
promise to his hearers that reception
would be very sweet. He conducted a
quit program, giving Dixie Crystal
augur-as prises, no sixty dollar ques
tions, but, for instance, "How many
nines from one to one hundred?"
HO' gave several selections on the
hareumtes,' lmftsMhg. ? as he saM,
"Peal'Jones, asLa teen age boy."
After mads going into a serious part,
he emphasised the- impbrtenee of
every Roteriah being present at every
meeting, and evbry Rdtartan estimat
ing his value to his own club. His
remarks provoked much thought
well as fun and the Dixie Crystals
indeed made it all very sweet.
The United Stated, Canada, British'
Isles and the MiBdle East are the
only areas in the world where food
production in 194? was relatively
DISTRICT DEKJTT GRAND
MATRON MAKES OFFICIAL
VISIT TO LOCAL 0. E. S.
Mm. Maude B. Foy, District Depu
ty Grand Matron of the 2nd District,
Order of the Eastern Star, in which
FSrmville is located, addressed the
local chapter at its regular meeting
Friday evening, over which Mrs.
Curtis Flanagan, Worthy Matron
presided.- Mrs. Foy was introduced,
escorted to the East and given.Grand
Honors, after which she stated that
ss her first official act in the Farm
viDe Chapter, she wished to present
Mrs. J, W. Parker, the only Past
Grand Matron in the Chapter and in
the District. Mis. Parker was pre
sented, escorted to the East and giv
en Grand Honors. Mrs. Foy paid a
lovely tribute oonceming Mrs. Park
erto work in the Order and especially
in the Grand Jurisdiction of N. C.
In her talk Mis. Foy gave a splen
did outline of the Do's and Dont's
necessary in the work of an 0- yE. Si
Chapter. At the time she Compli
mented the Fannville Chapter ontts
activities. Mrs. Flanagan presented
the honored guest with a gift from
thd Chapter. Mis. Sidney Suddreth,
a member of Kiaston Chapter, No.
53j was recognised and expressed her
p)*-uire at being present
-degrees of the Order were
beautifully conferred on Mis. L. R.
J ones and she . was welcomed into
membership by the Worthy Matron
and .Worthy Patron. A donation was
made to the medicine fund for the
Masonic and Eastern Star Hqme.
This Chapter voted to send greetings,
this month to Mis. Mary C. Weather
ly of Rich Square, Grand Secretary
for S3 years, and to MA Emma Siler,
First Worthy Grand Matron of N. C?
and treasurer for many years, on or
their 84th birthdays.
After the meeting Mrs. LeRoy
Rollins invited the Chapter and
guests to her home for a social hour.
Party cookies and sandwiches were
nerved buffet from a beautifully ap
pointed table centered with an ar
^ ii ? ? ?!???? i 4 .Mm .-I ? m MaOi nfi na.^ a K -? ,
raagpementt 01 rea camauons. Mrs.
Herman Baker, Associate Matron of
thi Fannville Chapter, poured tea.
METHODIST CHURCH W
Sunday will be observed i
man's Day at the Methodist
with Mr. Jimmie Glover of
vflief as speaker at the eleven
in 'the devotional.
W. A. Cade, of
Girls to- Pby
Farmville High School girii do
sated Stokes girta. by a scow of 88
. 25, Bettor Jones 'ttd Marjorie
iHibrew scoring 14 points each and
Jtn Moore, 10. Farmviile guards,
tmppeed of Betsy Morriss, Daphne
elverton and Susie Mosley, ably aa
stod by Joyee Tyson and Faye CoI*
tt. displayed excellent defensive
oi%; however, they were unable to
?pi James of the visitors who led
dr scoring honors of the night with
ItamiviNe boys won over Stokes
>ys 34 to 18. Jackie Wfflh led the
:oring for the locals with 14 points
illowed by Roebuck and Russell
ith 7 points each. Cairaway came
trough with 4 points and Lloyd 2
uktoa of the visitors waa the beet
i the offense with 16 points.
Farmvillfc lost two games to Kin
on. The Kinsten Junior varaity de
?M Farmville Juniors 88 to 15
id KmStotr vanity defeated Farm
lie 51 to 16.
On FHday night, February 22, the
aramHe boys and girls will-play
is TbMnro tnwma in the Farmville
gh school gymnaaium at 7:30. These
ro games should be -very interest
g and exciting. ?.
ELK-TYLER'S FORMER '
E. N. Pettaway, former manager of
ie local Bdk-Tyler store arrived
today to take over his old duties
Iter serving since May 1, 1949, in
e United Stated Army; Mrs. Pstta
ay returned with her- husband and [
ey are residing for the present in
ie home of Mr. and Mrs. John D.
A former Wanent Officer, Mr.
sttaway was overseas three years
rving with the 26th Division in
e Pacific Area. He was munitions
fleer for an Infantry Regiment and
irticipated in the Northern Solo
on mid Philippine Islands cam
ilgns. Leaving Japan December 10,
> arrived in New York, via Panama
inal, January 3.
The Enterprise .joins other friends
extending MP. and MA. Pettaway
hearty welcome upon their return
make their home here.
J. W. Munden, who took Mr. Petta
sy*B place as manager here, will
main until March 1, after which he
111 go to Elizabeth City to assist
management of the Belk store
ere pending completion and opening
the new Edenton store to which he
us been assigned the managership.
Mrs. Munden and their two small
iughteto will remain in Farmville
itil the transfer of Mr. Munden to
ienton and the securing of a home
r the family there. Mr. and Mrs.
ittaway will move into their home
l Contontnea street at that time.
In welcoming Mr. -Pettaway back,
srmville friends have voiced also
sir regret at the transfer of lb-,
unden, who has, during the nearly
ur years of his residence here,
own a profound and active interest
Church and civic affairs in addi
>n to taking a foremost position
song the Belk Stores managers. '
Both Mr. Pettaway and Mr. Mun
n wet* honored at a stag supper,
ven by sixteen friends, Wednesday
ening, of this week. The enjoyable
fair was held at Green Wreath
FROM PUERTO RICO
A recent letter from Mrs. Pepita
Cobb, a former citizen of Farm
lie, who continues to read The En
nterprise, advised us of a change
address, Allen 26, Sail Juan, Puerto
ico, and told tof a visit from William
wherry, who bad supper with her
id of her pleasure in seeing some
ie from Farmviile. She said that
lill" made a good impression on
e folks there and that "eiveryone
ced him very
The Ballard's Home
at a mi
V February 12,
Ssjrs United Stettt
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Secrets Objective of
Washington, Feb. 21^-Secratasy of
Stato Byrnes' immce thai the
know-how of boob production
remains an excluatve United States
secret brought a renewed Capitol Hffl
cry Wednesday of "guard it well.".
In the wake of Canadian disclos
ures of arrests to break up a foreign
spy ring, the Congressiocull reaction
to Byrnes' abatement was a mixture
of relief and admonition to make son
it can't happen hers.
Went More Details
Typical at that reaction were these
comments bo a reporter:
Chairman May-(D-Ky) of the-Howso'
Military Committee? "I only
that he-is comet. We should
set-re the secrecy of the ato
until positively assured of an'-i
tive United Nations agreement not
to utilise-it for war."
Chairman Carl Vinson (D-6a> of
the House Naval Committee-?"I am
glad we stfU keep it"
Privately, a number of lawmakers
still expressed a desire for a. mere
complete picture of the Canadian in
vestigation and'it* passible' rmiti
cation here for more - details ' on tite
situation, which Byrase aaknowledged
be knew about as long ago as last
Byrnes Not Talking. I
In anawar to direct qnlMfana at
his new# ctatflMMKe, the Seeretary
of StatS declined to say:
Whether the spy ring in Canada 4a
directed by the Ruseian GMaangHMIi
Whether any scientific secrete lead
ing up to the development of titta'
atomic bomb' bad> l?Oied oUt> orthii
country ? only God and God'slaa*
would know, ha sab#
What his peaitfteis on the optakm
expressed by Joseph E. Devlee, far
mer U. S. Ambassador' to BSMAk.
that the Soviet Union tee "evtey
moral right" to seek atomic bomb
secrets through military espionage So
long as she is berth# from' sUcbtn-1
formation by her' former fitting'
For most of three ^answers, Byrnes
referred his questioners to
wWcb had nothing to say.
But he did sag flatfy, on top of
the statement that the U. S. rotates
sole knowledge of the atom homlf*
know-how, that he had no taVOWf
Any mveatigntion or activity of a
spy ring in the United States simQiir
to that reported in Canada.
Any Americans involved m the
Canadian, spy ring.
A columnist's report that a foreign,
agent had been permitted to slip out
of this country with a suitcase Ml
of atomic bomb secrete.
Any disagreement between the*"'
State Department, the FBr and
the War Department on the arrest
of foreign spree."
RETURNS FROM OVERSEAS
Lfc William Gftrdwr Lfla* ie at
home on 89 days trrmmai"
after which he will
Feb. 8, at SeatttyWast, foikHvh*
tea months duty in the Pacific Area,
where he flew twenty missions.
Lb Lllea w*6-?mtenKlie?w*?i<fWt
26; 1948*1 reeetvad Ma^coHuaiiMMi *?
Columbus Army Air tFneM, Oat nail?;
Mia* . lla was later sttttonei :#o?'
several months in OeenVMIs/g. CX,
befow g<iktg' oveneafcr
| He wearetfefe following i ril
the Aaia*ie?ieMt wttfr-sisb
Pvt. Jhrneh' I. IWt?MA' 14197870
A-8-6, F. A. R. T, C. (1st Pit, ?**'?
with his parahts, Rev. and Mrs. WIT
bur 1. Bametb Pries to
My^ T^eo C." "I
ak, Fla., x.
sighed his position to bacorrW h 1
dent at Attantte-Chrlstiaa College,
OOrie 6XC61I6llt W0|W ^
Set Frank K. Cooper