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Tobacco Growers to Vote !
On Marketing Quotas 12
No Price Supports Will
Be Effective In 1947 If
Quota Plan Is Not Ap
Tobacco grower* will be given u
opportunity to vote in t referendum
Friday, July 12, to determine whether
they want quotas on the 1947 crop
of flue-cured tobacco, lite marketing
quota, the only plan that has ever
been devised to furnish growers with
a method ai adjusting supply and de
mand, is the only one bow that can
help provide fair prices to growers
for the tobacco they produce.
The referendum has been called by
the Secretary of Agriculture in con
nection with the law which provides
for quotas in 1947 on flue-cured to
bacco. However, quotas will not bo
m effect for 1947 unless approved by
at least two-thirds of all flue-cured
tobacco growers voting in the refer
endum. Any person who has ah in
terest in the 1946 crop of flue-cured
tobacco as owner, tenant, or share
cropper is eligible to vote in the ref
erendum being held July 12, but no
person is entitled to cast more than
one vote even though he may be en
gaged in producing flue-cured tobacco
in two or more communities, counties
Approximately 6,000 Pitt County
growers are eligible to vote in the
referendum on marketing quotas on
flue-cured tobacco, according to J. V.
Taylor, Chairman of the County Agri
cultural Conservation Committee. Mr.
Taylor said Pitt County's 1946 crop
of flue-cured tobacco is indicated at
approximately 45,295 acres.
As in the past, growers will vote
on three propositions: (1) do you
favor marketing quotas for three
yean, 1947, 1948 and 1949?; (2) are
you opposed to quotas for three yean
but favor the quota for one year?;
or (3) are you opposed to any quota? [
Supply and Demand
At the present time, flue-cured to
bacco growers are producing above
world consumption levels to build up
depleted stocks in foreign countries.
Marketing quotas afford the oppor
tunity to adjust this supply to meet
Marketing quotas furnish growers
with a method of adjusting supply
to demand and can help to provide
fair prices to growers for the tobacco
, If quotas are approved acreage al
lotments will be set and there will be
small acreages available for adjusting
old allotments and establishing allot
ments for farms on which no tobacco
has been grown during the post five
years. Individual farm acreage allot
ments for 1947 wilj no? hp less .than
80 percent of the 1946 allotment tor
any farm which has grown up to 75
potent of its allotted acreage in any
one of the past three years. Allot
ments may be increased any time up
to March 1, 1947, if the supply and
demand situation warrants.
The legislation authorizing quotas
on the 1947 and subsequent crops also
provides for a loon of 90 percent of
the parity price. No loans or Ather
price supports will be effective in
1947 if growers disapprove fhnrket
The Federal government is no
longer acting as agent for foreign,
governi?its in purchasing tobacco,
and in thefuture loons con afford a
real protection to growers (gainst
drastic price declines or losses.
Local Voting Ptace
The polls will be open at 7:00 a. m.
and cloro at 9:00 p. m. Voting reee
in Farmvilie and nhnrby towns will
be as follows:
Cari Tyson's Office.
Held Here Ti
I Death Caused By 'Head
on Crash In Rain Near]
Last rites for Staff Sgt. David Til
Wooten, 31, son of fiennie T. Woo ten
and the late Mrs. Mamie Williford
I Wooten; his wife, Mrs. Lucy Cross
Wooten, 26, and Sgt. Wooten's sister,
I Miss Ethel Mae Wooten, 20, were
held from the home of the parents
here, Tuesday afternoon, ah 3:001
o'clock, with the Rev. 2. B. T. Cox,
I minister of the Farmville Christian
Church, in charge, and the Rev. E. R.
Clegg, Methodist pastor, and the Rev.
IE. S. Coatee, of the Presbyterian
I Church, assisting. Interment was I
I made in Hollywood cemetery beneath j
| a lovely floral tribute, r
Favorite hymns were sung by
I mixed quartet, composed of Mrs. I
Vernessa S. Town send, Mrs. Alton
J W. Bobbitt, Elbert C. Holmes and |
Chas. F. Baucom.
I The -trio were victims of a head-on
automobile collision pear Richlands,
I Saturday afternoon. They were en
I route from their home in Wilmington
I to Farmville to attend a birthday
I celebration of an elderly aunt, and to
I visit their son, David Lee, six, who
I was visiting his grandfather and his
I stepgn^Mhnother here. Wooten, who
I was stationed at Fort Bragg, was
driver of one car. He was killed in
stantly. His wife died a short while
I later m Onslow County Hospital.
I Miss Wooten died at the scene of the |
The Wooten car was in collision I
I with a surplus Army reconnaissance |
I car driven by James Jarman, 17, of I
I Comfort. Jarman was reported as
I failing to have a State motor vehicle
I license by investigating officers ands
was held pending a coroner's inquest]
I He suffered a dislocated shoulder and
I was treated for shock in A Kinston
T. L. Griffith, of Jacksonville, who
I said that he was driving behind the
Jannan auto, slated that Jarman
I was driving not in excess of 40 miles
Ian hour in the rainstorm. Griffith
I said that Jarman suddenly made a
I Ifcft turn, and his car then swung in
the path of the'Woolen vehicle.
Cpl. H. C. Johnson of the State
Highway Patrol made the investign
Staff Sergeant Wooten is survived
I by his father, BeAnie T. Wooten; his
I stepmother, Mrs. Battle Lovic Woot
I en; a son; two sisters. Miss Mamie
pRuth Wooten, of the home, and Mrs.
I -W. H. Crocker, of Camp Lejeune; a
brother, Pfc. William W. Wooten, of
I the United States Army at Alamo
| gordo, N. M.
Surviving MrB. Wooten are her pa
| rents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Clyde
Cross, of Portsmouth, Va., her son;1
five brothers, George H., Ernest and
I James Cross, of Portsmouth, Clyde
B., of Joplin, Mo., and John C. Cross
of the Navy, at San Diego, Calif.
Active pallbearers were H. 0.. Wil-,
liam, Harry Lee, Walter, arwf ?ynn
Lovic, Otis Baldree, W. C. Wooten,
Jr., Roland, Manly and Abe Wooten,
If. LeRoy Rollins, W. J, Rasberry,
Dr. Paul E. Jones, Roland Quinn,
William B. Gardner, Paid Davis, Roy
Lee Allen and H. P. Norman.
At The Kiwanis Club
-President Charlie Hotchkias presid
ed at the Kiwanis meeting, Monday
evening, and introduced four guests |
who an active
Life, liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
We are the beneficiaries of the most brilliantly canoeucpd "insurance policy" ever
formulated by a company of men with a profit fbotivef That policy is our nation's
Declaration of Independence. The company of men?our forefathers who so carefully
weighed each word of its text Their profit motive?the security, freedom and equality
of all who might dwell within this country's continent-spanning boundaries. That
Declaration has been the spirit and the essence of every role played by these United
States in the peat 170 years: we honor it this FOURTH OF JULY, and we shall
forever strive to pass on the riches of its meaning?the fulfillment of its provisions?
to all future generations born in, or borne to these shores.
Mrs. Emily L. Smith
Passes After Illness
< Of Several Months!
Mrs. -Emily L. Smith, 76, of Bell
Arthur, a highly esteemed citizen of
Pitt county, and a former resident of
Farmville, succumbed, Monday after
noon at 6:30 o'clock, at the heme of a
daughter, Mrs. Robert Lee Corbett,
to a critical illness of several months
Funeral services were held from
the home of Mrs. Corbett, Wednesday
afternoon, at 4:00 o'clock, with the
Rev. Z. B. T. Cox, pastor of the
Christian Church in charge. The
Rev. J. C. Moye, of Snow Hill, Free
Will Baptist minister, assisted. In
terment was made lib Forest Hill
cemetery beside the grave of her late
husband, Francis Marion Smith, and
beneath a lovely floral tribute.
Favorite hymns were sung by a trio
composed of Mrs. J. C. Moye and
daughter, Mrs. Ruth Moye Cleric, of
Snow Hill, and Mrs. J. D. Wilson, of
Greenville. Members of the Woman's
Loyal Class of the Christian Church
were flower beaters.
Mre. Smith was the daughter of the
late Nelson and Emily L. Nichols.
She had been a loyal and faithful
church member for many years. Of a
gentle nature, motherly and kind, she
exemplified the Christian way of life
to a high degree. She had many
friends in the Bell Arthur section as
well as in this oomrmmity, and will
be greatly missed.
Surviving are five sons, W. Leslie,
of Raleigh; Guy, of Macclesfield;
Mack, of Bell Arthur; Jack and Ned
Smith of -Farmville; five daughters,
Mi Ellen Leggett, of Washington;
Mrs. Robert Lee Corbett, of Farm
ville; Mrs, Gariand Duke, of Kinaton;
Mrs. Russell Perry, of Wilson, and
Mrs. Mercer Tatum, of Norfolk, Va.
Another daughter, Mrs. Walter Gay,
of Fasmville, died recently. Surviving
also an 17 grandchildren and six
great grandchildren. .
Active pallbearers" were D. S. Nich
ols, of Raleigh, .Nash and Roy Joyner,
and J. V. B. Tripp, of Greenville, C.
H. Flanagan and Thai Nichols, all
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Farmville Chamber of Commerce and
Merchants Association Directors Ask
Membership and Others To Cooperate
The Farmville Chamber of Commerce and Merchants /uocktioa,
through its Board of Directors, en Tuesday of this week, (adopted ai
resolution calling on the merchants and business men of FacmviHe
to accept the following pledge:
1. That we will endeavor to maintain a reasonable prioe level.
2. That aa new goods come in at higher costs, we will mark
them at the lowest price possible consistent with s reasonable profit.
3. That we cooperate by withholding purchases of mayhandiae
' that la out of reason. ? 1
4. That we urge those not affiliated with the association to
cooperate in this most important endeavor.
The Directors also approved a resolution favoring the Tobacco
Quota System and chUed en merchants to display cards in their
windows calling attention to the July 12th vole aad to speak per
. ssnaHy with tobacco gihwers concerning voting for the retention of
the allotment program.. >
Beth actipns were taken because it waa felt that both of these
t. programs are directly concerned with the welfare of' the farmers
SAM D. BUNDY, Secretary
Sec. Bundy Their-Help
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| Sam D.. Bandy, secretary of the
Farmville Chamber of Commerce and
Merchants Association, wired North
Carolina Congressmen, last v~ ad
vising them of the' present acute,
meat and lard shortage in this area,
and appealing for h&p in getting
these necessities diverted to this sec
tion during the tobacco housing season
when those laboring In the tobareo
fields must have sufficient strength
giving and sustaining food.
As a result Bundy has stirred up
considerable interest , and concern
throughout the State and in Washing
ton, and is in receipt of the following
messages of June 27, in reply to his
"Your wiie* of June 26th has been
received. You may be assured of my
interest in seeing that meat and lard
are diverted to Eastern North Caro
lina if it is possible to do so. With
ell good wishes, Very truly your%
f. W. Bailey."
"I have your telegram June 26 in
forming me of the acute meat
lard situation in and
ville. I have
Mr. G. T. Scott,
NO PAY BOOST
Raleigh.?No salary increases for
school personnel are provided in the
*42,676,129 budget which the State
Board of Education adopted Saturday
for the nine-months public school sys
tem for tbe next fiscal year. How
ever, the budget sets an all-time high
for North Carolina and is *1,600,000
higher than the record budget for the
last fiscal year.
The increases are to take can of
602 additional teachers, higher
portatipn costs, increased costs of
plant operation, and to hay coal usual
ly ordered in the spring but unavaila
ble this year. .
Tobacco Workers To Get
Social Security Card2
Every man or woman who is plan
ning to work in ? tobacco factory or
Social Security Account Number
Card. This is most important because
every employee mturt show his -
sr card to his employer in
in? to - mmwBmm
cial ? ^
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*^S? K *m> wnLe^iBujw
??es Prom Auto Acci
dent; Interment Made
In Knoxville, Tenn.
.Rnal rites for Clanmce Qalvin
Hedgepeth, 29, a well known local to
bacconist, who died in a New Been
hospital, Thursday afternoon about
3:00 o'clock, from iajuries nwteirwd
inao automobile accident, e&rjy Wed
nesday morning1, were conducted
ftfwa the JVrmvillle MeQmdjft
Church, Saturday morniiig, at 10*10
o'clock, by the pastor, jhe ??v. E. R.
Clegg, iniaM by the Rev. Marvin
^ <* OUre.' Interment vma
made in the Lynn-Hunt cemetery,
Knoxville, Tent, Sunday afternoon,
at 4:00 o'clock, with grsvwide ser
vices conducted by the Rev. W. M.
Seymour, pastor of the First Metho
dist Church, In Knoxville. Masons
took part hi the final ritea. ?
A full choir gang Asleep In Jens,
Peace, Wonderful Peace and Abide
With Me, and other hymna were play
ed on the carillonic bells by the er
ganist, Mrs. Haywood Smith, as the
body wae taken from the Church.
*r. Hedgepeth, succumbed abqat
8!?? o'clock, Thursday afternoon at
a New Bern hospital, as a result ?f
injuries sustained Wednesday mov
ing about 2:00 o'clock in an automo
bile accident on Highway 17, near
Vanoeboro. .... *,;???
He was a buyer for the A. C. Monk
Tohaeco Co., and had went a week in
New Hern to help In supervisory
work at a nedrying plant of the Monk
company there. He planned to rat^rn
to FannviJJe, Tuesday night, on ac
count of his child undergoing an
Aceotrfing to an investigation by
State Pfrhway ppfcplman, Hedgepeth
lost control of .the company car pe
dritlug^en he pawed jqotfter
automobile traveling* in the opposi .te
direction. The car apparently S
on a shoulder of the read and turned
over several times. Taken to a hoe
pital when found several hours later,
his condition was described jp critical
from the first. ? ?
Mr. Hedgepeth, an activw Methodist
and Meson, was a son of Mrs. L. fi.
Jackson, of Stem, and the late Wil
liam Thomas Hedgepeth, of near
|| Surviving, besides his . wife, the
former Misr Mildred B. Taylor, of
Knoxville, Team., are two small chil
dren, Don-Eite and Winston, his
mother, two sisters, Mrs. Lillard
Sharp, of Sparta, Tenn., and Mra.
Elmo Leggon, of Oxford; two broth
ers, William T. Hedgepeth, Jr., of
Varina, and Oliver C. nedgepetii. of
i jkfHedffDetb wis
leaf tobacco'buyer rniAhe Farmville
market for .
1942, when j
A. C. Monk
bacco Co., tei
Opening Dates For AM
Tebacco Belts An
The Farmville tobacco market will
open its 1946 selling season on Men
day, August 1Mb, according to an
imcement mate relative to this belt,
at the recent arouial meeting of the
Tobacco A?notation of the United
States, held in Baleigh. .
Opening datea for the belts are as
South Carolina-North Carolina bor
der belt?Thursday, August 1.
Eastern North Carolina?Monday,
Middle Belt?Monday, Sept. 9.
Old Belt?North Carolina-Virginia,
Monday, Sept 16.
Dark Fire-Curod of Virginia?Mon
day, December 2.
The Association set a 200-pound
limit on the size of piles end set the
rate of sales at 400 piles per hour.
The maskets will be allowed to oper?
| ate from 9:30 a. m., to 3:30 p. m.
daily with one hour for lunch. AH
piles sold, including those sold to
speculators and warehousemen, will
be included in the day's count Tabu
lators are to be furnished by the To
bacco Board* of Trade.
These regulations apply to all of
the different belts.
Weather conditions are chiefly re
sponsible for tobacco plants having
narrow, thickened leaves and prema
ture buttoning of the croft, according
to R. R. Bennett, Extension specialist
at Stats College.
A number of farmers from various
sections of the state have been re
porting such conditions and have be
come alarmed, thinking some disease
faay be responsible for the condition.
"I have just returned from a trip
through many of the tobacco coun
ties," , Bennett says. "In Wilaon I
| found tobacco plants scattered over
the field with narrow, thickened
leaves and this premature buttoning.
In one end of the field about /me
quarter of an acre was shaded by
Several large water oaks. Under
the shade, where it had been un
usually dark, cool, and damp, evary
plant showed the described conditions.
"Whereas in the open field, where 1
plants could get some
small percentage of the
to lack of wanrt'
rain, cold nights and
"Plants generally have started off
with a poor root system became of
the ,pregspce of abundant moisture
"J would advise frequent cultiva
P?on to aerate the sail and the putting
all the dirt around the tobacco
at the crop win stand."
At The Rotary Club
Bill Duke, newly steotad Rotary
president, was the gavel by
h innlimil ?t the
" w 1 '
evening, the latter
I of thd antiiawMnonfjl