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Grover H. Webb, John
N. Fountain and Jack
Moye, live Warehouse
men, Again Form Pow
erful Combination For
Grover H. Webb, an experienced
and successful warehouseman, has
been an associate member of this
warehouse firm for several years.
His reputation for integrity has grown
with the years and he is widely ac
quainted in tobacco circles where he
is recognised as one of the leading
warehousemen of the Belt.
Bill Sheldon, of Buffalo Springs,
Vs.* who made many friends on this
market the past two years, will do]
the autioneering again this season.
Combining his business efficiency
and years of experience as warehouse
man again this season with that of
the other partners, will be John N.
Fountain. Mr. Fountain, well known
for his genial manner and straight
forward dealings, is widely acquaint
ed, which, with a sincere concern, has
had a great influence on the expan
sion of this warehouse and the Farm
Jack Moye, who has had years of
experience and rendered exceptional
service on the Greenville, Wilson and
Farmville markets, is again a valu
able member of this firm and will
give a cordial hand to old friends at
the Farmers this year.
The customers of this warehouse
and the Farmville market aa a whole,
recognize the initiative and ability of
these men and the market has been
enhanced by their association from
the beginning. They are seasoned
and able warehousemen with many
friends and valuable contacts among
the farmers of this territory. They
form a firm of popular tobacconists
who work faithfully to satisfy their
customers with good sales and for
the advancement of the market as
The Farmers tobacco sales firm
operates two modem warehouses; No.
1 is on Wilson street, the other, which
covers an acre and a quarter, is situ
ated on South Main'street'near the
Norfolk-Southern railroad. These
were formerly known as Knott's
Large and competent sales and
office forces have been assembled by
the management, who, well chosen in
the beginning, have served long and
faithfully" at their respective posts
and from the time a tobacco grower
drives into the Farmers Warehouse,
until ho receive* his chedk, ha will find
a friendly courtesy accompanying
every phase of the operation con
nected with hi* sale.
Member* of the clerical force in
clude: B*v4 Trevathan, bookkeeper;.
Mr*. Curtis Flanagan, pay-off book
keeper; H. R. Acton, book man; Roy
Vsndiford, floor manager for No. 1;
Willie Gray Allen, floor manager for
No. 2; W. M. Webb, A. P. Caton,
Arnold Lancaster, Roy Roberta i
John D. Dixon, weigh masters; Julian
Edwards, ticket marker; Mrs. Ed
Nash Warren, Mrs. E. R. Russell and
Mrs. Pat Ruffin, Mil clerks.
AIMS AND PURPOSES OF THE
NORTH CAROLINA TOBACCO
(By W. P. Hedrick)
The economic welfare at the
people of this state is essentially a
question of income received from
their services and investments?TO
BACO?its production,. warehousing,
processing and manufacture repre
sent to North Carolina the most im
portant source of monetary income,
j Tobacco is our largest income pro
ducer. Last year, 1946, the income
from this source was over 51% of
our total income from all agricultu
ral crops?more than 368 million dol
lars. The production, warehousing,
processing and manufacture -of to
bacco means so much to the state
that a group of interested citizens
recently got together and proposed
that some organization be set up to
bring together the four branches of
the industry for their preservation
Hen. R. Gregg Cherry appointed a
committee to study the tobacco situ
ation and make recommendations.
This committee met in Raleigh on
Nov. 30 and recommended that a
"North Carolina Tobacco Advisory
Council" be set up within the De
partment of Agriculture. The Coun
cil in its recommendations felt that'
there should be a suitable medium
for consultation ami, coordination
on the part of representatives of all
the groups dealing with.the produc
tion, marketing, selling, manufactur
ing and processing of tobacco.
The genera] purpose of this group
will be to sponsor and encourage the
continued production of the world's
finest tobaccos, through intensified
research relating to soils, fertiliza
tion, cultural practices, plant dis
eases, entomology, seed selection and
methods relating to harvesting, cur
ing, handling, sorting and grading of
tobacco. It is the feeling of the Coun
before, 51% of the total agricultural
The membership of the Council
of representatives of
tivee from our State College end Ex
Service, director of the Ex
Station and the Research De
,t of Duke University. The
in represented. Bur
ley growers and warehousemen
what we hope will develop into a :
industry id Western North Carolina,
giuwers of Turkish tobacco. The
manufacturers and processors have
their piece on the Council ae well ea
the bankers and merchants.
It must be remembered that all
of us have a stake in our agricultural
income. The aims and purpoaes of
the Council are to weM together these
groups for the preservation and pro
tection of the industry. The farmers
have , complete control over produc
tion, choice of seed varieties, culti
vation and harvesting and curing.
Each of these factors is important,
and the Council proposes to render
research programs which will pro
mote the continued growth of the
world's finest tobaccos.
Due to the great demand and com
petition for tobacco, buyers have been
lax in their kwpection and appraisal
of lots of tobacco on the warehouse
floors. The farmers, quick to observe
this practice, have become careless
in the sorting and. handling of their
cropu As we move from this period
of strong competition and demand to
more stabilised conditions, our sort
ing and handling program should be
intensified, and farmers should be
kept abreast with the changes- which
will affect the profitable marketing
of their crop.
The warehousemen, the agent
through which the tobacco is sold,
has established the suction system
as the medium of sale. The ware
house furnishes all facilities with
which the sales are conducted as well
as the auctioneer. When the sale Is
completed the "warehouse pays the
farmed, enabling him to get immedi
ate cash for his crop. The ware
houseman acta-as sales agent for the
producer and as disbursing agent for
the buyers. .
The Council proposes to encourage
the study of the sales methods of
the industry with a view to improve
Bee hives should face the south
or southeast and should not be in
a heavily shaded group. A good
young queen placed in the hive
now will assure a strong force of
workers to live over the winter.
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store your headquarters when in
Farmville selling tobacco or shopping.
YOU WILL FIND COMPLETE? LINGS of FURNITURE
FOR ANY ROOM IN YOUR HOME-YOU WILL FIND ?
US WAITING FOR YOU AT THE SAME OLD PLACE
ON MAIN ST. NEAR THE BANK ? FOUR LARGE ;
FLOORS DEVOTED TO THE DISPLAY OF FINER
FURNITURE FOR THE HOME.
METAL LAWN and PORCH FURNITURE
? Short Gliders.
? Glider Chairs. ? Chairs.
? CEDAR CHESTS -
By Lue & Shockey
? * . . -T -v * ? ?
Walnut Veneer finish, red & white cedar
interior with tray.
? 2 & 3 pc. Suites.
? Tapestry & Velour Covers.
? All Spring Construction.
? Soft and Comfortable.
? Odd Sofas.
? Studio Couches.
? Odd Chairs.
COAL HEATERS - COOK-STOVES
? 4 pc. Suites.
* ? Walnut & Mahogany Finish.
? Large Vanities.
? Roomy Chests.
? Odd Beds.
? Springs ik Mattresses.
- Everything For The Home -
FASHION SHOP FOB THE wnnna
FARMVILLE, N. C.
?Formerly Knott's Warehouses
For Each and Every Pile Of Your
G ROVER H.
i rmers of Eastern