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iY, JULY 26, 1946
Highly Esteemed Citi
zen Succumbs To Sud
den Hbtese On Way
A pail of sadness settled down
upon Farmville, Wednesday, follow-,
in* the receipt of a message by the
family of Japs Roderick LsnR.48,
a highly esteemed citizen,
that he had is saint ail to a
heart attack at 10:15 in Mm morn
ing, while on the opening sale of the
tobacco market at Way cross, Ge.
The body, accompanied by rela
tives and friends, arrived m> Wilson
at 6:30 o'clock, Thursday morning,
and was taken to the VkrarviHe
Funeral Home, where it remained
until 4:30 o'clock in the afternoon,
when it was carried to the Christian
Final rites were conducted at
I- 5:00 o'clock by the peetor, the Rev.
Z. B. T. Cox, assisted by the Res.
J. R. Rountree, Episcopal rector.
Interment was made in Forest Hill
cemetery in the family plot. At his
request, no flowers were sent except
by members of the family.
Mrs. C. N. Bostic, of Benson,
former soloist in the Christian
Church here, sang "The Holy City"
and "How Firm A Foundation,"
with Mrs. Henrietta H. Williamson
Active pallbearers were: William
Lang Humphrey and James 7. Monk,
Jr., nephews, Howard Moye, Robert
Lee Smith, A. C. Monk, Jr., and W.
Mr. Lang was the son of the late
William Moye Lang and Mia. Annie
Phillips Lang, end a descendant of
prominent Pitt end Lenoir county
families. His paternal grandfather
was a pioneer merchant and plant
er, of Farmville, sad Us father fol
lowed in his footsteps.
He attended Porter Military Acad
emy as a youth and was graduated
from State College, where he was a
member of the Kappa Sigma frater
nity. In 1927, a few months fol
lowing his graduation, he became
associated wtth.A. C. Monk A Co.,
soon qualifying as a leaf buyer and
being sent to the Georgia sad Ken
tucky markets as Well as to markets
of this belt. Ha held town proper
ties and owned the ancestral Lang
plantation near Farmville.
Mr, Lang was held in high regard
and esteerp here as a man of sterling
qualities, great integrity and astute
mind by his business associates, and
led an exemplary life. He will be
greatly missed by scores of friends
in every walk of life.
He had been a loyal and
member of the Christian Church
since early boyhood and had served
faithfully aa a deacon for many
years. He was a Mason and a
Surviving an his widow, the form
er Mies Winifred Clark, of Douglas,
Ga.; two sisters, Mia. Nannie Moye
Humphrey and Mrs. Paul E. Jpnes,
of Farmville; two brothers, W. Harry
of Kinston, and Robert G.
of Greenville; seven nieces,
three nephews, three great-niecee
and four great-nephews, and an
aunt, Mil. Jim Murphy, of Kinston.
Gains New Members
The Chamfer of Commerce's mem
bership committee composed of
Robert Monk, C. S. Hotchkiss and
Ernest Petteway signed up several
Farmville business firms in the
drive started last week. Monk has
been Servian as chairman of the
New-comers to the business or
ganization which sapparts my pro
ject that will improve Farmville
are: Farmville Implement Co., A. J.
Melton Motor Co., Economy Auto
Co., Southern Supply Cot, J. W. Elljs,
R. L. Manning Electric Service,
Norman k Melton Grocery, ArtU
Barber Shop, Louis Alex Cafe, Willis
Coal Yard, Andrews Grocery, J. W.
Hardy Transfer Co., F. M. Davis, Sr.,
Heirs, Roberts Jewelry, B. O. Taylor
Motor Co., Sam Waknrright Trans
fer Co., Bonnie's Cafe, Dr. Chas. E.
At The Kiwunis Club
Arch Flanagan, who spoke on
freezer locker* and food preserva
tion at the Rotary Club last week,
gave a "repeat performance'"
Monday night for the Kiwanis
Club as the guest of George AJlfm.
After tracing the development
of freezing foods for preservation
purposes, Flanagan asked for
questions from members and ex
plained, with a smile, that George
and Alex Allen, who were largely
responsible for the installation of
Farmville's freezer lockers, could
Cautioning against improper
preparation and wrapping, Flan
agan stated that lockers are in
tended and designed to keep foods
for out-of-season use, not indefin
itely, and added that beef could
be kept one year, pork six months,
and such highly seasoned foods as
sausage, for three months. No
hard and fast rule can be estab
lished but these are safe estimates.
Vegetables with high water con
tent, such as tomatoes, are not
suited for locker preservation.
Snapbeans are on the doubtful
list. Lima beans, corn and peas?
stand-bys in, Eastern Carolina?
keep well. Advantages and im
portance of quick freezing were
pointed out as Flanagan explain
ed this process prevented the for
mation of large ice crystals which
lower the quality of the food.
Billy Smith, who was on a
business trip to Akron, Ohio, last
week when three other new mem
bers were inducted, was formally
prdpented. Buttons were present
ed to him, to the Rev. E. R. Clegg,
and William (Cotton) Davis. Ber
nice Turnage was not present to
receive his. v
President Charlie Hotebkiss ex
pressed his regrets at the neces
sary absence of 8 members now
on Southern markets and called
on Kiwanians remaining to put
forth added efforts on behalf of
the club until the tobacconists re
turn. The Club has 47 members.
James B. Hocknday was the
guest of President Hotchkiss.
Secretary Frank Allen remind
ed the Kiwanians that they had
been asked to take a meeting to
Swansboro, Thursday night, and
that a minimum of four members
must make the trip. The district
governor, who evidently'does not
want the local club to "hide, its
light 'under a basket,'' had asked
the Parmville group to make this
ICurbs And Gutters
Sheets East Of George Will Be
Worked First; Start At Jones
The construction of curbing and
gutters, the first step in securing
more paved streets for Farmville,
was scheduled to start Tueaday of
this week by Exum and Ctine (?!
Rocky Mount, successful bidders for
the quarter million dollar project.
Scheduled to start at Jesses Street,
Ithe work will then proceed south
ward and eastward. All stapets .east
of , George will be undertaken "before
work is begun in the western section.
The grading, curbing am) sidewalks
will require several months for com
pletion. Then the asphalt and bi
tuminous treatment will be applied.
The project has been "planned and
the work scheduled to minimise in
terference with the warehouse area
during the marketing season.
NAVT WANTS NURSES
The Bureau of Naval Personnel,
Navy Department, Washington, D.
C., has advised that registered nurses
between 22 and 80 years of age may
apply now for a commission iif the
Navy Nurse Corpe. A high school
is required. ^
detailed information by contacting
the Office of Naval Officer Procure
ment, 1820 "G" Street, N. W., Wash
ington, D. . <:>."? " fit
JOINS HUSBAND ON GUAM
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New York, Coiui. Fuans
Asked To Consider 1
: ' Farmville In Re
The nigmthm of industrial
plants from the North to more
favorable locations in the South?
here goes the Civil War nil over
again?is continuing as manu
facturers are combing the South
land for thriving small towns and
communities .with sufficient labor
and which are near the source of
supply of raw materials.
Attempts to- get some of this
industry for Farmvilie, which de
pends -solely upon agriculture for
its livelihood, were initiated this
week when Sam D. Bundy, secre
tary of the Chamber of Commerce,
sent to a pair of shirt companies
letters extolling this community's
virtues and inviting them to in
vestigate the advantages of locat
ing here. The Brewster Shirt Cor
poration of New Haven, Conn.,
and the Belmont Shirt Company
of New York are companies to
whom the invitation was issued.
Self-explanatory, Bandy's let
"I am advised that your com
pany is planning to place a shirt
factory in the eastern section of
North Carolina. I ana sure you
will be most welcome to our. state
and likewise 1 am sure that F&rm
ville would be glad to welcome you
'' Farnrville is a town of 3500
population and has surplus labor
that could easily be used the year i
around. It is kwated on the Nor-I
folk-Southern Railroad and also
the East Carolina Railroad (a
branch of the Atlantic Coast
Line). Bus and truck lines come
through from every direction. The
facilities here are above average
for a town of similar size. It -is in
the heart of the flue-cured tobac
co belt and sells around thirty
million pounds each, year.
"I am enclosing a folder which'
will give you some details about
our town and I assure yea I will
be more than glad to give any
additional information. Further
more, we would be delighted for
you to investigate personally this
town as a passible loeation for
Campaign For More
Workers Pays Off
Woman Who Reached For Un
it Check Got Job
As the result of a drive started
two weeks ago when Paul Ewell
invited a representative of the
United States Employment Ser
vice to make an address-at the Ro
tary Club, a^Farmville business
firm is_ richer by one employee,
an applicant for unemployment
compensation has a full-time job
without having tor depend upon
government assistance for a liv
ing, and iunds which this prospec
tive recipient would have been
paid are still available for pay
ment if the need arises. In other
words,- everyone involved in the
transaction il better off. >
One additional employee is only
a drop in the bucket when com-,
pared with total- heeded, and de
sired, by local citizens. An eilra
Worker, however, can dw-rnuch to
ward relieving the sitjmp iu the
type of small
nant in Famville
the difference, in tl
firm, between efficir
Job orders for m^re than 20
workers were placed With em
ployment services by Farmville
citizens. These orders were tin
filled because workers are not
available. The only one who did
register for unempioyment com
pensation was quiekly hustled off
to a Job. .'
AUG. 18 8ET AS SALE
DATE FARMV1LLE BONDS
Municipal officials are in re
eipt ot information that the ggo
al Government -Commission has
18 m the date for the |
of Fanaville's $230,000-bond
belief that 1
an attractive rate of
"I" llMpH' Hill
DR. PAUL E. JONES
The appointment of Dr. Paul E
Janes, of Farmville, to the Sts^U
Board of Health woe announced
Monday of this week by Governoi
Cherry's office. Dr. J<mes will fill
the unexpired term, ending May 1,
1949, of Dr. J. N. Johnson, of Golds
b'oro, who resigned recently.
Dr. Jones, prominent FormviQt
dentist, who heeded the North Caro
lina Dentists' Association for severe:
yean and is a present member of
the State Board of Examiners, ie
well qualified for. this position, and
will faring to the Board of Health a
Wealth of knowledge and ex peri
Draft Boards Will
' Resume Calk Sept 1
Few Exempt As Selective Ser
vice Tightens Regulations
Here is the score on the new
draft set-up. Selective Service has
made it tight and tough.
1. Draft Boards will start call
ing men again Sept 1.
2. Those drafted will be from 19
(Since May no-youths under 20
have been drafted, and "during
July and August no men are to
be'called up.) .
3. Youths still in high school
eait get deferred. Not so college
youths. If called, they won't be
allowed to finish out a quarter or
semester, unless their draft boards
make some - special exceptions in
4. Fathers will not be drafted.
Nor will men who are considered
extreme hardship cases. But?a
man will not deferred because
5: Every man in the 19-29 age
group who now has an occupation
al deferment will he re-examiped.
The rale here is-very tough.
Selective Service told boards
not to defer anyone unless he is
"indispensable and irreplaceable
to the national existence."
(This means that almost no one
now will have an occupation that
can be considered deferable.)
6. But farm workers still will
get the same consideration?for
deferment?that they got during
the war. A special section of the
draft law provides for them.
7. Draft boards will review the
eases of 19-29 age men who have
been found physically unfit for
(Which means: Some men bow
excused from military service be
cause of poor physical condition
will find themselves drafted, if
doctors think they've improved
enough to fit requirements.
8. Draft boards will consider
drafting war veterans if (a) they
havwnot served outside the United
States land (b> had less than six
months military service.
(If a man had been in the ser
vide only 2 dayB or 2 months or
any length of time less than six
months but had been on duty only
as fair as three miles outside the
continental limits of the U. S., he
B that the
so many volun
" didn't want
I Aug. 21 Set As Deadline |
Written, Oral 1
Tests Given J
An open competitive examination
to ?11 the vacancy In the position of
postmaster in Fkxmville has-been
announced by the United States Civil
Service Commission, at the request 1
of the Postmaster General.
B Henry D. Johnson has been act
ing as postmaster since April.
In order to be eligible for the
examination, en applicant must be
a citizen of. the United States, must
have actually resided within the de
livery of this post office, or within
the city, for at least one year im
mediately preceding the date fixed
for close of receipt of applications,
must be in good physical condition,
and within the prescribed age limits.
Both men and women are admitted.
Under the terms of an Act of
Congress, approved June 26, 1938,
the Civil Service Commission will
certify the names of the highest
three qualified eligibles to the Post
master General who shall therefore
submit the name of the ana selected
to the President for nomination. Con
firmation by the Senate is the final
Applicants will be required to as
semble in an examination room for
written tests, and wfll also be rated
cut their education, business or pro
fessional " experience, general quali
fications and suitability. The CivH
Service Commission will make an im
partial inquiry among mpresenta
tive patrons of the office, both men
and women, concerning the experi
ence, ability, and character of each
applicant, and the evidence thus se
cured will be considered in deter
mining the ratingB to be assigned to
Pull information and application
forma may be obtained at the post
office in Farmville, or from the
United States Civil Service Pommis
sion, Washington, D. C. Applica
tions must be on file in the Civil Ser
vice Commission's office in Washing
ton, D. C., not later than August 21,
Farmville's postmastership is in
the 88600 salary class.
Representing Fsrmville at the
officers' and committee chairmen's
two-day assembly of Rotary Inter
national's 188th District, Thursday
and Friday, were Rotarisns Irvin
Morgan, Past District Governor, and
Bill Duke, president of the local
club. Rotary Anns, Margaret Mor
gan and Lois Duke, accompanied
The sessions were held at the
Kinston Hotel and presided over by
District Governor James W. Butler,
Dr. Sylvester Greene, editor of The
Durham Herald, Durham, was prin
cipal speaker at the opening dinner
session, Thursday evening, at 7:30 1
o'clock. Hie welcome was extended
by Assembly chairmen Jean P. Booth
and Mayor Guy C. Elliott, of Kin
stem, arii president James S. Pltt-^
man, of Fayetteville,
Greene spoke on the
of Inward Happiness,"
sented by Past President A.
kins, of Goldsboro. Booth
st the dinner.
Rotary service wafl the theme
ere was Irving
luncheon session, Friday.
COURT TAKES HOLIDAY:
DEFENDANTS AT WORK
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Mayor J. W. Joyner's Record
er's Court took a holiday Satur
day morning because all of the de
fendants wanted to work hi to
bacco, which was ripening rapidly
and required, immediate handling
if wastage was to be avoided.
The defendants will be tried at
a later date.
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ONE FARMVILLE MAN
LOSES DRIVER'S LICENSE
At The Rotary Club
Curtis Flanagan, in charge of the
at the Rotary Club en Tues
as his guest
WW. Hill, <rf Tarborc, pres
ident at the Carolina Telephone arid
Telegraph Company. Mr. Hill ex
plained why Frirmville is not receiv
ing better long distance service.
This, he said, was due to the short
age of material and efficient help
and the company was , doing every -
:hing possible to give this town some
Special guests of the club were:
Lewis W. Allen, president, and
Sam D. Bundy, secretary of Chamber
jf Commerce and Merchants' Associ
ation, -C. S^Hotehkiss, president of
the KiwaniWClub, and R, L. Spivey,
Tianager of ahe local telephone ex
change. C. L. Langley was wei
romed as a new member.
Cancels Plans For
Aug. 14 Celebration
In a regular meeting of the
American Legion, Tuesday /even
ng, July 16, it was decided to dis
:ontinue plans for a vqterans'
lome coming day which had been
let for August 14 in Greenville,
rhe American Legion regrets very
much calling off this celebration,
jut it was found that the tqajority
)f Pitt county citizens were not
in favor of backing the project.
Members of the Legion feel that it
vould be better to discontinue
dans rather than try to make the
lay a success with one third the
imouht of money necessary.
The Legion passed a motion to
lend two outstanding boys, of the
sounty to Boy's State at Raleigh.
Boy.'s State is comparable to the
State Legislature in that the boys
vill elect a president of the
louse. Members of the boys' sen
ite and house will appoint their
sommittees and hold a session of
heir own legislature, passing laws
riiich they deem beneficial to
^orth Carolina. 'Hie boys who
ire chosen to attend will have the,
ipportunity of a full course in
itate government, whieh would be
squivalent to a much longer
nurse in some educational inpti-.
Commander Thomas Wilson ap
xrinted the following committee
o make plans for securing a
tome for the Ameriean Legion in
Ireenville: Hugh Window, Jeter
lakley, Prank Taylor, Herbert
iValdrop, Sam Whitehurst, Paul
Scott, Walter Cherry and Jiminy
Fenkins. In addition Command
r Thomas and Adjutant Howard
ifoye will serve with the commit
ee. The following members were
appointed to serve on the Execu
ive 'Committee: - Howard Moye,
ramcs Worsley, June Rose, Harry
Irown, Jimmy Jenkins, T. K.
fountain, Frank Taylor, Amos
ludson, W. G. Garner, P. A. Jor
lan, John Glover and Paul Scott.
rHRIFT GIVEN OFFICE
AT FLORIDA COLLEGE
Ellerbe, July 22.?Dr. Charie. -T.
Tirft, son of the Rev. and lira. C.
P. Thrift of Ellerbe and professor of
eligion at Florida Southern College
ince 1940, tyas been appointed vice
(resident of the college, according to
in announcement recently.
Dr. Thrift graduated from Duke
Jniveraity and received a doctor of
ihiloeophy degree from the Unfrsr
ity of Chicago. Re formerly taught
it Southwestern University in
fexaa. He is the author of several
looks and articles, including "PVon
T?rida's IfwfcrossJP and
f the Florida Circuit Rider."
(Ed. note: The Thrifts are form
s' residents of Farmville, Rev. Mr.
thrift having served the Methodist
Jburch here as pastor at one time.)
fAMfes M HOBGOOD IS
4 A PROMOTES) TO SERGEANT
Stationed in Italy with the "Spear
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A Btraptf demand for quality leaf
kept prices generally fax the 40 to
46 cents a pound range Wetbieaday
aa the flrat of the 1946 bright leaf
tobacco crop' watt an tale in 17
Georgia and two Florida markets.
Growers appeared wail satisfied
with prices and there ware few re
jections of bids.
4 The Department of Agriculture
reported average prices far the first
hour of sales ware estimated be
tween 42 and 44 cents, with an ex
treme range from seven to 60 cants.
Last year the season average was
The general quality of tobacco of
fered, the Department of Agricul
ture said, was better than last year
Principal offerings consisted of lew
and fair leaf, good to fair lugs and
low cutter grades. ,
Prices held well into the day.and
near the end of the third hour, the
Valdoata market reported a 43 to
48 cents range.
Market cities were crowded and
cash registers of merchants jingled
as fanners got their first returns this
year from a crop that last ysar
brought them $49,612?76 in Georgia
and Florida. ^ .
North Carolina flue-cured tobacco
farmers, eyeing opening date of
August 1 for seven border markets,
expressed pleasure over opening
sales on Southern markets, W. P.
Hedrick, executive secretary of the
North Carolina Tobaccd Advisory
"The range of the bulk sales, bas
ed on incomplete reports, is not as
large as some of us expected," Hed
rick admitted. "I'm sure that most
at the North Carolina tobacco farm
ers will be pleased."
"If we can judge from the. sales
trend in Georgia and Florid*, we will
have about the same prices aa were
brought last year," Hedrick said.
North Carolina border markets are
to open Aug. 1; those of the Eastern
Bright Belt on Aug. 19.e.... ? ~..
Glowing reports from markets to
the South of Fannville brought joy
to local producers who grow some of
the world's finest tobacco.
Orthopedic Clinic To
Be Conducted Next
! Friday In Greenville
The State Orthopedic Clinic will
be held Friday, Aug. 2, from 12:80
to 4:00 o'clock, in Greenville.
This clinic takes all types of
cripples, both white and colored, free
of charge who are unable to afford
private treatments. It is desired,
though not required, that patients be
referred by a physician or the wel
fare officer, and that the patient
bring * note to this effect from the
The clinic has been set up to serve
especially the counties of
Carteret, Pamlico, Pitt
though patients will also be .
from other counties.
H The clir^^^candu^d^by Dr.
Raleigh. During ita seven yean of
the clmic has i
Offices of the Pitt County Haalth
Department are located atthe comer
of 3rd and Grace Streets, Greenville.
Head of the Health Department to
Dr. N. Thomas Ettnetfc rj? m
FATHER OF FARMYILLE |
MAN BUSIED TUESDAY
Charles K. Edwards, 69, died at Ms
home, 300 Student street, Greenville,
early Monday after a long illness.
Funeral 'services were held at the
Carlyle Funeral Home in Tarboro,
Tuesday afternoon at S o'clock. Hie
Rev. F. N. Cox! officiated. Burial was
in Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro.
Mr. Edwards was sn extensive
fanner in the Old Sparta section
of Edgecombe County for 40 years.
He was a member of St. Tir****"-1
Episcopal Church at Old Sparta. He
retired several years ago and moved
to Greenville. His home was at 800