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VOLUME THIRTY-SEVEN fJMPBUM, PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1846
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FARMVILLE SALUTES" ???
AS RETIREMENT DATE DRAWS NEAR
.Veteran Educator To Be
Honored On May 22 At
Plana for ANNIE PERKINS DAY,
to ba celebrated here, Wednesday,
May 22, call for communitywide par
ticipation and are receiving just that
already in interest manifested and
enthusiam expressed, according to
the steering committee, composed of
Mrs. J. M. Hob good, chairman, Mayor
J. W. Joyner, George W. Davis, Dr.
Paul E. Jones, A. C. Monk, Sr., Miss
Elizabeth Davis and Mrs. J. I. Mor
gan, Sr. Other committees are at
work also and the event; planned to
honor the veteran educator, who will
retire this year after 60 years at
service in Pitt County, 43 spent in
Farmville, promisee to be a success
"Miss Annie," a daughter of the
late James Jacob Perkins and Mrs.
Bettie Moore Perkins, of Greenville,
Pitt County, has tutored three gen
erations of beginners here since be
ing chosen in 1903 as primary
by the educational board, and though
the years have slowed her pace
somewhat and the State says aha is
due to retire; she is as keenly inter
ested in her work and is aa mentally
fit aa on the day when rite first be
came a school marm and laid her
first red apple an her desk. "Miss
Annie" will doubtless receive many
more "red apples" from her former
pupils and other friends on the day
set aside officially by Farmville's
Mayor as her very own.
If the weather is favorable, fam
ilies of the community will assemble
at the municipal park at 1:00 o'dock,
Wednesday, 22nd, for a short pro
gram, planned to honor the veteran
educator. In case of rain, the affair
will be held in the school gym. Fol
lowing the program, in which former
and present pupils and other friends
will participate, a basket picnic will
be enjoyed. Everyone is invited. The
school will close at noon on that day.
Aa a small girl, "Miss Annie," as
she is known to hosts of friends, at
tended private school in Greenville,
and as a miss attended Salem Col
lege, Winston-Salem. Since that
time, rite has filled her place of trust
as teacher, in starting yotmg minds
on their quest of knowledge; so suc
cessfully and satisfactory that she is
held in highest esteem and is one of
the most beloved members of Pitt
County's educational circles and citi
zens as well, having made a signal
contribution to the development of
the county along other lines.
"Miss Annie? has been a teacher m
the State's public school system for
60 years, with this entire period be
ing spent in Pitt County, 43 yean in
Farmville -in the graded school, giv
ing faithful, interested and continu
ous service throughout; with the uni
que record, which one "might venture
has not been paralleled, of never
missing as much as half a day from
school on account of illness.
During this time; by reason of
"Miss Annie's" seniority and experi
ence, many arduous empties and re
sponsibilities, in connection with the
school in general, have been put on
her capable shoulders, but she has
rallied to every emergency and with
steady hands has ably assisted in
guiding the destinies of the Farm
ville school and the childhood of this
community to the pcysml day.
In considering the long and faith
ful service of this educator, the school
board deride* open completion of the |
ears t . _.|l
nd achievement, and gave the name
f Perkins Han to the spacious andi
>rium and had an oil portrait placed
i a position of honor.
The artist portrayed her greatdig^
nity of bearing and serenity of ax-,
pressian fat his work bat one can also
see the twinkle in her eye,
tne gptrkonf wit ana numor witti
which she has enlivened many doll
board meetings and wearisome pro
grams, snd which has no doubt been
the secret wcUspting of her
youth and soccea
vacation period waa spent in a moun
In addition to educe
shows great inler
MISS ANNIE PERKINS
en's Clubs, and served farther in vari
ous capacities in that organization;
is at present a member of these
groups, being -second vice president
of the Woman's Club since its organi
sation and now serving as secretary
also; is second vice president of the
local Parent-Teacher Association, and
a member-at-large of the Daughters
of the American Revolution.
The Farmville Baptist Church has
been, aside from her educational work,
the foremost interest in her useful
life and die, a charter member and
the only one residing here at present,
has served loyally and efficiently in
practically all of the official places
of the Sunday School and women's
organizations. A few years ago a
circle was named for her.
Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross, former
Democratic Governor of Wyoming
predicted that "eventually the right
woman will show up and be elected
as President of the United States."
"Miss Annie" has demonstrated her
ability to fill well any office to which
she has been elected or appointed and
her farmville friends would back her
to the limit if she would even con
sider the highest office of the land.
"Miss Annie" said today, "Educa
tional methods have not changed a
great deal, so far as the fundamental
things are concerned during these
fifty years. Of course things are
being done in a different way, yes,
but if you look back over the story
of education you will find that the
things that are being advocated by
our educators of today are nothing
more nor less than the things that
were advocated years ago, though
expressed in a different way."
"Mies Aimie" carries her (?) years
well, she seems to be vigorous and is
unusually alert .mentally, but said
she, "Pm not one of these folks who
say they fdel as young now as they
did 50 years ago. That is nonsense."
"Miss Annie" plans to continue
residing ki Farmville, following her
retirement. For the past 15 years
she has made' her home with Mrs. J.
M. Hobgood. Prior to that time, and
for a period of 25 yean, (he lived in
the home of the late Mr, and Mn.
W. L. Lang. Daring the first yean
of her residence here, she lived with
Mr. and Mrs. J. Stanley Smith, who
now reside at Virginia Beach, Va., and
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Everyone will be glad to learn that
Farmville's grand old lady will re
main here where she has served with
audi amazing zeal and loving interest
and has so many friends in every
walk of life. "May she live happily
At The Rotary dab
President Frank Williams, presided
at Tuesday evening's meeting of the
Rotary Club and called attention to
the 188th District Convention to be
held at Wrighteville Beach, May 22,
23, 24, asking for a good attendance.
This is to be the first meeting of
the new district
P. K. Ewell, acting chairman of
the Fellowship and Attendance Com
mittee for local club meetings, urged
iembers td make up attendance
henever absent * "/7
Lum Woo ten, program leader, in
troduced as his guest speaker, John
Clark, oC Greenville, Divisional State
Highway Commissioner, whose sub
ject naturally was "Roads."
Mr. Clark stated that building on a
large scale is still handicapped be
of inability to
TOWN OF FAMMVILLE, N. C.
To The Editor
Farmville, N. C. .
Deer Sir: > " S
I am pleoeed to Isana that the Farmville Enterprise is planning
to pobUrii, with the assistance at car town merchants, this week's
iesas as "A sslute to Miss Anniejferkins," in connection with thq
completion of her i8rd pear as teacher in the local graded school
sad 60th in Pttt county school#. The community wide celebration,
set for Wednesday nest, is indeed appropriate sad I am happy to
hare the privilege at adding my own word at testimony to the great
service rendered the youth of this section of the State by this noble
In "Miss Annie's" notable record of rsrVice in the field of
education, the Farmville community has an. example at praiseworthy
effort and splendid achievement to hold up to coming generations
for inspiration and emulation, and it is most fitting that we pay
her honor at .this memoi -Me period in her life.
I am informed that the men, women and children of the com
munity are planting to celebrate Wednesday, May 22, which I, by
proclamation, have set aside as Annie Perkins Day, by assembling
together at the municipal park for a special program and a basket
I extend to "Miss Annie'' and to the citizens, who attend the
celebration, my wannest greetings and congratulations; for her
heroic service on the part of the first named, and for the whole
hearted way, in which the entire community has responded to the
suggestion apd proceeded with plans for this event
, J. W. Joyner,
Mayor of Farmville.
Capt Z. B. T. Cox
Accepts Call To Serve
Local Christian Church
Announcement has been made of
the acceptance by dept. Zeeely B. T.
(Iliad) Cox at the call extended him
in April to serve the Farmville
Christian Church at the expiration of
his Chaplaincy in the Army.
Capt. Cox, a native of Martin
county, has been in the ministry
since 1934, holding pastorates in
West Point, Vs., and South Salem,
VtL, before being called to active
military duty in March, 1941. After
21 months at Camp Croft, S. C., he
was ordened overseas to Europe,
where be remained until September,
1945. In November, 1945, he report
ed to Walter Seed General Hospital
for duty, where be is now stationed.
Capt. Cox visited the Farmville
Church and preached here on March
31, and was extended a call to serve
aa its pastor'a week later.
Final Rites Held
For Mrs. W. G. Gay
Final rites for, Mrs. Bosa Smith
Gay, 57, widow of the late Walter G.
Gay, who succumbed early Sunday
morning, in a Greenville hospital, to
a serious illness of "a week's duration,
were conducted from the residence on
Grimmersburg street, Monday after
noon, at 4:00 o'clock, by vie Rev.
Edwin S. Coatee, pastor of the Farm
ville Presbyterian Church. Interment
was made in Hollywood cemetery, be
rth a lovely floral tribute and be
side Hie grave of her hasbend, who
preceded her by two end a half years.
A quartet, composed of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles <9. Baucom, Mrs. J. R.
SheariTt and Bill Morton sang What
a Friend We have In Jesus; Jesus,
Lover at My Soul, and It Is Well
With My Soul, at the home, and ID
the Sweet-Bye and Bye, at the grave
Active pallbearers were Lee Cor
bett, Arthur Gay, of Plymouth, Gar
land Duket of Kinstoi* R. Leoy Rol
lins, R. J. Wainright and C. H. 1
Masons of the local lodge
i honorary pallbearers end members
of Group S, Woman's Council of the
Christian Church, assisted with the
Mrs. Gay, daughter of the late
Francis Marion Smith, of Bell Arthur,
and Mrs. Emily L. Smith, who has
critically ill for several days at
the home at a granddaughter, Mrs.
Mack Abrams, had bean a member
girlhood, and was active in the worn
At The Kiwanis Club
Howard Moye mi program chair
man for the Kiwanis Club meeting
this week and had as his guest speak
er no other than his lovely wife, who
chose as her subject, "The Value and
Importance7 of Home Demonstration
Clubs Throughout the Country."
Mrs. Moye gave a splendid and
most informative talk and there was
not any doubt aa to the fact that she
Ittd spent considerable time gather
ing facts and figures, which were giv
en to her attentive listeners in a
most entertaining way.
She brought out tpe many wonder
ful programs Hopie' Demonstration
dubs have spuptMttl winch have
meant so much to their respective
communities and the great amount
of work still to be done before the
communities have profited 100%.
Mrs. Moye said that the time she has
devoted to the Ballard's dub, of
.which she is a member and a staunch
supporter, has been repaid many
timee by the benefits the community
In the business sespion three com
mittees reported that they had com
pleted plans for new endeavors.
Charles ESdwaidp, chairman of Boys
and Girls work, announced Oat four
Kiwanis Medals have been ordered
for the students who have shown the
most improvement in their work in
each of the four grades of High
Jake Fields, chairman of Agricul
tural committee, announced that six
feeder calves would be pieced with
the seme number of 4-H boys in the
area covered by the club. All profits
will go to At boys raising calves.
Robert Monk, chairman of Poet
war Service, announced that the
working machinery has been, set tv'
for The Returning Veteran Reem
ployment Association and that it has
already commenced functioning. This
is an organization within the club,
comprised of a chairmen, secretary
and committee. Hie entire dub will
assist in its operation. The project
will be to contact esrery returning
veteran in the area of club jurisdic
tion and if he needaany assistance
as to reemployment "this body will
see to R that this assistance is ob
The Board of Directors have ac
cepted a proposal made by Hubert
Joyner, to aid in obtaining and col
lecting food for the Starving People
abroad. The plan which is being im
mediately sponsored by the club
consists of the printing of labels, to
be placed en all canons of empty
food containers in the stores in this
Plans Announced For
The Country Club's
The Fvmville Country Club baa
completed plana for its spring golf
tournament to be played May 26th
through the 31st, and followed, by
the annual dub supper which includes
all members of the club arid their
families, and will be held on Friday,
the closing data.
Those taking part in the tourna
ment must register by May 24th.
Entrance fee of $1.60 will be refund
ed to those on th^ winning team.
Those-failing to register by the 24th
will not be eligible to play for the
It is necessary that participants
register in order to be drawn for the
two teams. Bob Fiser will be Cap
tain of the Reds, Sonny Bradham,
Captain of the Bluea Rules call for
18^ holes, medal play, which may be
played either 9 or 18 holes at a time.
Opponent does not have to be pres
ent. For each stroke opponent is de
feated, winner receives 1 point, as
an example?if Fiser. had a 73, Brad
ham, a 78, Fleer's team receives 5
It is the desire of the club that
all ex-service men who have club
courtesy take part in the tourna
- Results of the Tournament will not
be known until the night of the sup
per, not even the Captains will know
which side is ahead.
Those not playing in the tourna
ment but who wish to attend the
(rapper may make reservations at 76c
per plate, with Lowell Liles, mana
ger. This must be done by the 29th.
Eastern Carolina Golf
The game scheduled between Farm
.ville and Rocky Mount which was
rained out Wednesday will be played
on Saturday, in Rocky Mount. Oh
Wednesday of next week, Farmville
will be host to Greenville golfers.
Ike Pollard will be. Captain of the
Sophomore Class Play
Tonight At 8 ?'Clock
The curtain goes up at eight o'clock
for the three-act comedy, "Busy As
A Beaver," being presented in the
High School Auditorium tonight by
members of the Sophomore Class.
Taking part will be Qpdric Davit,
as Gaylord Clayton, in the real estate
business; Joyce Tyson, his frivolous
wife, Donna; Vivian Scott, their pret
ty young daughter, Judy; Aaron Ty
son, their studious young son, Pres
eott; Dora Mae Barrett, their maid,
Tillie; Betsy Jones, Gaylonfg Wealthy
aiater, "Aunt Polly."
? SCHOOL PROGRAM
The rem aiming event*, scheduled to
be held in connection with the
closing exercises of the Farmville
Public School include:
The Sophomore class play, "Busy
As A Beaver," a comedy in 3 acts,
which will be nwmled tonight, Fri
day, at-8dW o'clock in Perkins Hall.
Thursday night; Hay 28, at 8:00
o'clock-?Mrs. Haywood Smith will
present elementary pupils in a piano
Friday night, May 24, at 8:00
o'clock?The Parent-Teacher Associa
tion will hold its final meeting of
the year, after which a Patriotic
Pageant will be given by the gram
mar grades. The awards, offered an
nually by individuals and groups, will
be presented at this timet after which,
a reception will be held in the new
lunch room in the basement directly
beneath Perkins Hall.
May 24 is the official closing date
of the 1946-46 term, which has been
one of the most successful in the
history of the school, according to
the Superintendent J.-H. Moore, de
spite the fact that there was no
graduating class, this being due to
the addition of the 12th grade, some
four years ago, which gave the pres
ent class another year in Farmville
Y. W. A. Mother
Is Lovely Affair
One of the features for the Baptist
Young Woman's Auxiliary's observ
ance of Focus Week was the Mother
Daughter Banquet given in the
Assembly Room of the church Tues
day evening. Covers were laid for
The invocation was given by Miss
Annie Perkins. Greetings of wet
come extended by Miss Elvira Tyson,
president of the group, were respond
ed to by Mrs. C. L. Beaman. Miss
Perkins, who is to be honored this
month upon con pletion of her 60th
year of teaching in .Pitt County
Schools, was recognised. Miss Per
kins attended the banquet as guest
of Mrs. Robert P. Wheless, who of
fered a few appropriate remarks in
praise of "Miss Annie."
Mrs.' J. W. Miller led the group in
a number of entertaining games and
contests, after which all joined hands
and sang "Blest He the.Tie That
Lovely arrangements of sweetpeas
and roses decorated the dining tables
and a baked ham menu was served
with ieed tea, banana salad and stuff
ed angel food cake.
Hostesses for the banquet were
Mrs. Robert Joyaer, Mrs. a L. Lang
ley, Mrs. E. L. Jones, Mrs. J. H.
Moore, Mrs. George W. Davis, Mrs.
Roland Lang, Jr., Mrs. Carol Mod
lin, and Mrs. A. J. Melton, members
of the Annie Perkins Circle, who
serve as sponsors of the Y.WA from
January through May.
MRS. BARRETT HONORED
Bon her 78th birthday
Mrs. Zeb M. Whitehurst entertained
at an informal tea, Tuesday after
noon from 4KK to 5:30 o'clock, hon
oring' her mother, Mrs. Cora Lang
Barrett, on the occasion of her 78th
birthday. The home was decorated
throughout with gladioli, peonies,
snapdragons and roses.
Refreshments were served froih the
dining room, the table being spread
with a lace doth and centered with
mixed floral arrangement, effec
tively carrying the color note of pink,
-white and yellow. The centerpiece
waa flanked by white tapers in crys
Mrs, T. W. Lang, sister-in-law of
the honoree* served petnch. Mrs^ a
A. Roebuck, Mrs. G. L. Gilchrist
Mrs. R. G. Ruffin served sand tarts,
bird nest cookies, raisin sticks, chick
en salad and cheese and olive
wiches, ham biscuits, nuts and mints.
Assisting,the hostess in receiving
Mrs. B. S. Smith and Mrs T.
T. Moore, sister and granddaughter
of the honoree.
Around 60 gueeta called during the
tea hour. -
rs. Barrett was the recipient of
a number of lovely gifts.
Chief Lucas Enlists Aid
of Civic Groups and Re
quests Cooperation of
Parents In" Move For
Safety of Children
With the school vacation
"just around the corner" and the re
sulting increase in bicycle traffic in
the town. Chief of Police L. T. Lucas
is laying plans and taking necessary
steps to safeguard the children of the
town from potential accidents, per
manent injuries and death.
' In response to a call from the
Chief, committees from the Chamber
of Commerce and Merchants Associa
tion and the Rotary and Kiwania
Clubs met with him in. the town hall,
Tuesday evening, for the purpose of
discussing and carrying forward
plans for launching a Bicyclist Safe
ty Campaign. These representatives
included LeRoy and Bill Rollins, Dr.
W. M. Willis, Curtis Flanagan, F. W.
Satterthwaite, Charles Edwards and
Dr. G. L. Gilchrist.
It was decided at this time to hold
s meeting for children from 6 to LB
years, and their parents, in the town
hall, on Friday night; May SI, at 7:80
o'clock, at which a short training
course in Safety will be conducted by .
State patrolmen and local officers.
Prises, which will be displayed in
store windows next week, will be of
fered to those taking part in a quiz,
held at the close of the class in bicy
cle traffic rules and instruction.
These will be awarded winners in two
contesting groups, 6-10 and 11-16
years, and individually.
Chief Lucas, in discussing today
the need for instructing children in
rules for operating bicycles, erprees
ed his concern and alarm at the viola
tion of the town's bicycle ordinance
and the laxness of parents in giving
their boys and girls proper instruc
tion for compliance, stated that the'
parents' responsibility in this regard
must be impressed upon them if the,
attendant dangers are to be lessened
in any degree. With the increasing
delapidation of automobiles now in
use, parents are taking a grave risk
in allowing their children to own and
ride a bicycle without sufficient
knowledge bf what constitutes a haz
ard in'its operation.
Clean Up Campaign
Postponed To Monday
Due to inclement weather, the
plans, announced by town officials
for Clean Up Week, which waa to
have beau observed last week, have
been changed to next week,, begin
ning' Monday, 20, with a rat eradi
cation cam sign.
The Town Board is appealing again
for cooperation by toe entire citizen-'
ship in order that a successful cam
paign mry be waged.
LEAVES FOR OVERSEAS
DUTY AT BRAZIL BASE
Pvt. David P. Letchworth, young
est sen of Mr. and Mrs. Acy Letch
worth, entered service November 19,
of last year, and took his basic train
ing in Alabama He was transfer
red to Weatover Field and laitar to
West Palm Beach, Fla. On May 9th,
he left for overseas duty in Bmail.
Prior to entering the service of his
country, Pvt. Letehcwefth was en
gaged in Yarning with his father.
VIVIAN DALE PARKER
Funeral services for Vivian Dale
Parker, intent daughter of Mr. and
Mm. Wyatt Beaker, Jr., were oon
from the home of toe
its, Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Parker,
far the family-plot near the I
The Rev. L. R. Maiming, pas
tor of Marlboro Free Will Baptist
Cfcurah, officiated. -
She died in a Portsmouth, Va.,
hospital following an illness of ae
eml weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Phrkei
have' been residents of that city for
Surviving with the parents, is one
brother, Boyd Cameron Parker;
paternal gnmdparaota, Mr. and Mm.
and Mr. and Mrs.