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AS HOLIDAY WEEKEND ENDS
MUmpi; 37 Of The
Number Drowned; 14
live# Lsftt In State
According to the
Pre?, more then 300 j
violent deaths as
bra ted its final
week-end of the
ists jammed most of the country's
highways over the three day Labor
Day holiday and traffic fatalities
surpassed the estimate mads by the
National Safety Council.
At least 806 persons we? killed,
including 2X7 in tnHk inM?jig The j
council had i all?ted 850 persons
would die from public accidents over
the holiday week-end, including 810
in traffic ac
The 306 toted compared with 861
violent deaths for 1945 Labor Day
holiday ami 845 'or Labor Day week
end in 1944.
In addition to the 217 traffic fatal
ities, there were 62 violent
from miscellaneous cans?, while 37
Only one state?North Dakota?
reported no violent deaths. California
led the states in violent deaths with
29, Including 26 traffic fatalities.
New York State ranked second with
24, including 19 traffic deaths.
The Cudfans Lose Twenty-three
The toll of violent deaths In the
Carolines over the long Labor Day
week-end rose to 2S Tuesday.
Fourteen of these were in North
Carolina and nine in South Carolina.
The majority of the deaths
from traffic accidents.
At The Kiwanis Club
The Rev. Earl Holmes was in
charge of the program at the Kiwanis
Club, Monday evening, having as
guest entertainer his charming
daughter, Miss Rosemary, who sang
several delightful selections in her
own inimitable way. The attention
and applause given were evidence
that Miss Holmes will be welcomed
by the Kiwahians at any time. Her
father, afterwards, led the club in the
singing of favorite Kiwanis songs,
which rang with the real spirit of the
President Charlie Hotchkiss, Frank
Allen and John Parker were elected
aa delegates to the Carolina* Dis
trict Convention, which will meet
in Greensboro, in October, and Ben
Lewis, Rev. Z. B. T. Cox and Lewis
Allen were named as alternates.
Gratifying reports were made by
various committee-chairmen relating
to plans underway for the annual
Scholarship Carnival. A special
note was made favoring some action
to be takes in appreciation for the
splendid cooperation given the club
in this project by the
all ovyr town.
Hengr Johnson will be in charge
of the program next week.
Poor Picking Bring*
Heavy Cotton Looses
. Aboet 84,000 bales of cotton from
but year's crop In North Carolina
ifere damaged thru rough pre pan
tion and this meant large losses to the
farmer, In some cases flO a kale.
The losses may be stall heavier this
year hiraase of the great differen
tial in grades.
Agricultural engineers of the Ex
tension Service at Stats College as
that there are six principal points to
remember in preventing this damage
from s lie i Hal lug standpoint 1.
Pick cotton as dry as possible. 2.
Keep out trash. 3. Pick the crop
Keep good cotton separate from
cotton, fjffi Don't carry
cotton to the gin unless it is dry and
in gogd condition. 4. Don't
ginner to spaed up the ginning of
yonr cotton or to gin it too eloeely.
North Carolina ginnfcrs have in
called more than *400,000 worth of
aew equipment this year;
major repairs and impro'
in place. The
to do a good Job of i
QttMb la it possible for a
to complete his elementary
tion under the G. L BB1?
Ana. Yes. _?
Ques. Are there any charges for
Wwtaeang a loan to a v
Ana. No. Commission,
or similar charges may not be
kigally against a vsteeaftfor ,
i?K a government-guaranteed loan.
Of course, appraisal, title examina
tion fees and other costs ml ex
panses incident to them may be
charged against the veteran by the
% the same as against all
Ques. Is there any restriction on
the nss of the money a
tains from a
Ans. Yes. The proceeds of the
loan most be used for the specific
purpose for which it wss
Lou* may be obtained for purchase
of homes, and for ordinary business
and farming purposes.
Ques. How long can I wait w
ifore I take advantage of^the eduea
tional benefits at the G. I. BiU of
Ans. A veteran must begfewhisj
course not later than four years'
after either the -datoef his discharge
or the termination of the war, which
ever is the later, and no such edu
cation or training will be given be- l
fyond nine years after the termina-l
tion of the war.
Ques. I am going to school under
the G. I. Bill. Can I get special
medical care in case I get sick?
Aas. Veterans pursuing a course I
of education or training under Pub-1
he Law 846 (G. I. Bill) are entitled
only to such medical treatment as
they wioutd otherwise be entitled to I
by virtue of their military service on
through- the regulations of the insti
tution or establishment where en
Qus* Will transportation paid byl
s veteran to effect admission for I
hospital treatment be refunded? If
s relative transports the veteran,
will he be reimbursed for travel ex
Ans. Yes, reimbursement may be i
made for actual travel expenses, If
travel was authorized by the Vet
erans Administration in advance of
the beginning of travel.
JJuss. How soon after discharge
should I send my premium on my
National Service Life Insurance and
where shoiold I send payments?
Ans. Hake remittance to Collec
tion Division, Veterans Administra
tion, 846 Brpadway, New York 18,
New York, within 81 days from dis
charge, if allotment for premiums
;cancelled prior to dischjuf^
| Ques. I have converted my Na
tional, Service Life kisurance policy
to straight life. Key I get a loan
on this policy?
Yes. After the first year you may
8?t a loan for as much as 94 par
* ^ ?ush value of your policy,
of interest on such a Ioata
Najr I train on the job,
You can do this in ess
^ ie education is related to tJ
of work you are doing and tl
room work in rojmtian wil
your on-the-job train**- is reeon
of the establishment6<rwT^u
i i in niff
of which L. P. Yelvertoo,
is commander, ft Its.
aaa auceess In Ha casting and direct
ing, and ia the proceeds as well,
which netted the organisation the
?f $186.05 to he added ?e Its
V Print to the raising of the curtain
on Act 1 ia the comedy, a miniature
silver loving cap waa awarded Nancy
Etta Drake, winsome little Monde
daughter of Mr. opd Mrs. Allen R.
Drake, aa winner in the Popularity
Baby Contest, which.waa one ef the
tested with the predu
Other coataetanta were Julie
daughter of Mr. and Mm
WIB Jones, Jr., Edna JTouat Dixon,
daughter of Mr. and Mm John D.
Dixon, and Emily Monk, daughter
of Mr, and Mm Robert T. Monk.
To the cast and chorus, all of whom
gave creditable performances, to the
director, Miss Doris Mall, to all con*
neetod with the Successful presenta
tion of the play, to those conducting
the Baby Contest, to advertising mer
chants and patrons, the American
Legion Post wishes to express thanks
sod sincere appreciation through the
columns of this paper.
FARMVILLE MAN IS
GIVEN PITT POST
JoMph D. Joyner, 26-year-old
World War II veteran, son of Town
Clerk and Mrs. R. A. Joyner and a
former employee oil the town and of
the Farmville Oil and Fertilizer Co.,
left Monday, September 2, to assume
his duties as Pitt County Register of
Deeds, to which office he waa ap
pointed at a special meeting, held
August 24, by the Board of County
Commissioners, to fill the unexpired
term of Roy T. Cox, resigned, who
had served in this capacity for the
past six years.
Joyner was a third-year student at
the University of North Carolina,
when he entered the Marine Corps in
1940. . .
He was married in June, 1945, to
the former Mite Mar^ Lee Dyaart,
of Lenoir. They reside here at 207
E. Home avenue.
r Sugar Stamp
Washington, D, C.?Housewives had
another sugar ration stamp available
Tuesday in spare stamp 51 whioh be
came valid en Sunday and will be
good' for five pounds of sugar thru
December 81. " v, ?' |
OPA announced also .that-stamp 40,
in ration book number four, had been
extended to Sept 30th. It was to
have expired last Saturday, but the
sugar shortage was so acute in many
cities that consumers were unable to
cash it /V"" '." ,
MR. WHITMAN JOINS JK, >
? MELTON MOTOR
NhwBKJBS.MiWif ws sM
The Melton Motor Service wishes
to announce its pleasure in having
secured the addition of Howard
Whitman, of Wilmington, to He tore*,
this wedfe. Mr. Whitman, who is
experienced in body, fender and fin
ishing, has been engaged in this type
of work for the past 18 years and has
been connected with a well known
Wilmington body shop.for some time.
The family of Mr. Whitman is ex
pected to arrive seen and will reside
st 165 N; Waverly strept, iirthe home
formerly occupied by Johnny Blalack.
At a special meeting, held Wednes
day evening, In tHe sdjool gym, Rob
ert Everette Roebuck, Bob Smith,
Howard Pope Mnrphy and Lynn An
Yarious public stunts brought the
candidates to Main street for their
performance, much to the delight of
the accompanying scouts of Troop
25, and to the amusement of passer
by. ' *
Scoutmaster Ed Nash Warren
sted that the Troop had been mee*
tag with good attendance noted
Elliot Quotes Father As
New To A, ?r, y .
B T the afar wee
suit If the
did not give up
^*"Dont think fer a minute thai
Am??ans would be dying i? the
.,TT.,.u it It K.rf?t I
and the Bnnjw ?*"* *** *?" : ' ,
quoted hi* tether as saying
on to archaic, medieval empire
I ?j..? w j,
Elliott described the talks ^
his father and Winston Churchill,
then British Prime Minister, at their
after the invasion of North Africa.
The' article, a condensation for the
younger Roosevelt's book, "As He
Saw IV to be published in October,
appeared in Lobk 7"
|B^ Should Be Breed. Hang
The backward colonial areas of
the world should be given economic
and social assistance and eventually
be fteed through an international
be iwa 7* ?7 """
organisation led by the great powere,
Mr. Rooeevelt told his son.
"If this Isnt done, we might as,
well agree that we're in for another
war," be said. ___
Elliott said it was during the con
ference, in January, IMS, that he
first heard of the United Nstioi^
"The Big Four?onrnewea, Britain,
China, the Soviet Union-will re
sponsible for the peace of
when we've won the war, Ma<>*"*1
told him. Th?e powers will haws
to assume the task of bringing edu
cation, raising the standards ofllv
ing, improving the health conditions
?of all the backward, dep?^ col
onial areas of the world. And when
these areas have Had the <*snceje
mature, they mart have *?< op
~rtuniW extended to
dependence?after the United Na
tions as a whole have decided thasb
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they are prepared for it.
it-* . . Military D1?
Churchill and his military advto
ask that United States landing craft
> ii virol* til
oak tnat unitw ?
be diverted from the Pacific w ar to
stage an attaci on Buim^ a Britii^
Stage tan - TT0
colony captured by the
said the British also wanted the Al
lied attack oh Europe tovbe aimed
at the,Balkans to extend'Ae British
influence as far east
The Amerfeans, he, said, piannea
to land in Western Burope to IMS,
but were forced to eompromtoe urt?
the British and stage the attack on
Sicily instead.? V ?
Elliott also disclosed that} ? j
1. His father virtually J*****
Churchill to summon Gen. Charles
De Gaulle, Free French bmder.^om
London to meet his rival, Gen. Henri
Giraud. The President had _Uttle Wi
tog for Giraud, but he brought aboui
some cooperation between ijhe two
French leaden. . ..
2. The President wanted to visit
the fighting front to North Africa,
and was disappointed when Genu
Dwight Eisenhower toto him ^his
transport plane with ftehter escort
would draw German attack pianee
"like, flies to honey." >j
, 3. Mr. Roosevelt at the conference
mined the phraSe "Unconditional
thought the phase over and ftoaiiy
T"Perfect 1 I can just hear Goebbels
and the rest of 'em squeal."
?r? ' A
Final Rites Held For
j^aervioe, for -Peyton Ran
dolph Thomas, Sr., a prominent
Greene county citixen, were cpnduct
ed, Monday afternoon, at 3:80 o%loclc,
from his late home near Lizsie, by
the Re*. A. D. Leon Gray, pastor of
Mt Hermon Methodist Church.
A choir of mixed1 voices sang favo
rite hymns, and as a special request,
a quartet, from Snow Hill, rendered
"Lead Me Gently Home, father.!*
Active "pallbearers were
Edgar, Uwfa, William
"'Mr' Thomas Is survived by Ma wife,
of the home; a sister, Mrs. , Leila
Eason; five brothers, J, E,. Jr., Fmf
L., Roy H., Ben E. and Raymond
Sept 8. ?The State
Gen. Douglas MacArthnr
ing to basic United States policy in
the Far East when be warned that
Japan might be ricthnbed by pro
of teSjfcilosophy of the ex
treme radical left." ' ^ "
Allied Supreme Com
ln Japan, said in ? statement
to rating the first anniver
sary of Japan's surrender that the
may* become Sir
"powerful bulwark for peaeaior a
dangerous springboard for war." No
where did he" refer
The State Department made its
position known after the Mew York
Herald - Tribune published reports
that officials were taken completely
by surprise by the outspoken gen
eral's Comments and that
contrary to policy directives
by President Trtunan.
Lincoln White, department press
secretary, stated the official postiion
at an Informal proas conference. He
made these comments:
1. MacArthur ia fully acquainted
with United States policy ia the
Far East and is not required to dear
his public statements with the de
partment. r'~ ' -'J--.' ?
| 2. The country's policy in the oc
cupation of Japan was set forth in
the Potsdam agreement, the Japan
terms, policy decisions
of the Far Eastern Commission, and
in a White House statement issued
a. year ago. - :. Vy
S. MacArthur has complete knowl
edge of the contents of these docu
ments, and titan was nothing in his
statement contrary to them.
4. The general'# comments appar
ently could be Interpreted IS differ
ent ways by 15 different people, but
insofar as the department is con
cerned, reports that they violated
established policy aro without foun
Acting Secretary of State William
L. Clayton; who conferred with the
President this morning, was not
mentioned in connection with the
MacArthnr controversy, but presum
ably White's announcement had top
clearance before ft was issued. '.'il ?
MacArthur's comments did not
appear to some observers to be much
out of line with recently-announced
State Department policy toward Ko
rea, where this country has been
seeking an agreement- with Husste
to unify the two occupation sones
under * four-power trusteeship plan.
Last ftiday, the department, in
a formal statement, said that thi*
government believes in the right of
the Korean people to determine the
kind of "democratic political organi
sations" they want, "and that the
United States is **pposdd to estab
lishing any minority group in
The statement was Intel.
widely as haying been directed
against Communistic influences.
Don't Cut Alfalfa
Alfalfa- should be aHowed to
into winter quarters with about six
inches of growth, so as to protect it
against severe winter weather -
loss of stand. Pf&
It is difficult to give an exact date
as to- when but cutting should be
made, and"every farmer will have to
determine this point for himself.
Agronomists of the Extension Set
vice st State College say that under
no condition should the crop be cut
later thaw the last weak in Septeto
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ber, and under some condifioiis this
is a dangerous procedure.
The alfalfa plants need to produce,
relatively good growth after the last
cutting and to store up plenty of
food to carry the crop through the"
winter months in good condition,
without Sis. plants- being
by the cold. No one can tell ?
rainfall will be during the fall
just how soon the first frost will.
- f i ? ?? $-?' > "
the same principle applies to the
eding of alfalfa. It should be
iwd as Quickly as rosirihla now in
the Piedmont and eastern sections of
the State, according to the
plants should be allowed
T A ' ""
EH Joyner, Sr., conducted the Bo
tary program, Tuesday evening, pso
itis eon, Eli, Jr.,
'f Levi Walston, viewing the bank
ing trend, said it was his belief that
there would be more women workers
in this field in the future; that this
institution would offer an
bond and income taxes as well as in
life insurance and trust; that the
ids* of the bank being regarded as a
kindly guardian wag on the way out
and that banks would soon begin
photographing and fingerprinting
Frank Dupraa, expressing his views
on the future of the
store business, stateB^Wbi^JgW^
there seems to .be a tread
buying direct from a manufacturer
instead of a jobber, to meet compe
tition, and prophesied the
of the jobber from the picture.
' Tracing the religious trend, George
Davis forsaw a better world, if and
when representatives of nations, gath
ered around the peace table, would
give the Frisco at Peace a place and
follow His principles, and spoke of
the grave responsibility resting upon
the United States, as the largest
Christian nation, in this connection.
George was optimistic in the matter
of cooperation being displayed among
the virions denominations and In the
increased interest of young people in
Johnny Mewbora spoke of the re
markable advance in the field of
medicine especially in the chemical
and anti-bacterial fields. The physi
cian spoke of the jphenominal develop
ment of the sulpha drugs, and in re
lation to bacteria ps working for the
good of mankind, referred to penicil
lin. "We can look' forward to even
greater advancement in medicine
within the next ten years," he
George Davis wow the
prima Joe Kagtes, of the Tarboro
club, and Martin Swarts, of Green
ville, wore visiting Roterians, and
Josh Munden, of Elisabeth City, a
former member of .the local group,
and was attended >
C.. Stote^ College.
Eveir "boiled" coffee is a dated
phrgpe that no longer means quite
what it says. The finest fkvor in
coffee is achieved by. having the water
just boiling, brewing tests have
. Much used and much abused?thi
is the story of scissors and ah sars in
Ell ''Mil' !?
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Eastern Belt Experien
ces Heavy Sales Fol
Incline To An Ui
Sales of fina-euied tobaceo
on all marketing behi,
holiday declared by the Ftue-Guml
Marketing-Committee on AagnSt 24
'in order to relieve congested condi
tions in the redrying plants doe to
heavy buying and labor shortage.
Capacity sglee -were reported on
the Farmville Market with offerings
running as high in total poundage aa
on opening (fey, with -prices declared
by warehousemen to be equally aa
good, if not better then before the
The cool, dry weather since the
closing of the warehouses has been
favorable to growers, tending es it
has to keep offerings from damaging.
Fred S. Royster of Henderson,
chairman of the Marketing Commit
tee and president of tlie Bright Belt
Warehouse Association, stated upon
the resumption of sales that 100 per
cent cooperation had been given by
all concerned during the holiday and
that he had had no report of criticism
from any warehouseman or grower
The grading service is enforcing
uniform regulations on all markets,
each of which is allowed to sell only
2,000 piles per day, per set of buyers.
Most of the tobacco offered on
floors, Thursday, was tips. Offer
ings before the holiday, were tags.
Good to common grades have been
placed on sales also, but the com
mon grades continue to predominate.
Supervisor of Sales Sam D. Bundy
was unahle to give us official, figures
prior to our going to press Thursday
Stemming and redrying plants here
took advantage of the holiday and
are practically cleared; only a small
surplus is on hand in the'majority
of the phuats. . ' "?v
ACCEPTS RALEIGH POST
ri. ? '
John D. Holmes, son of J. W.,
Holmes, of Farifmlle, and the late
Mrs. Emily Brttt Holmes, accepted
the position of minister of music and
leader of young people of the Ral
eigh Tabernacle Baptist Church of
fered him some time ago, and has
already assumed his new duties. &>?"
Mr. Holmes has a Bachelor of
Sacred Music degree from Southwest
ern Theological Seminary, Port
.Worth, Texas, and did a 'yeSi- of
graduate work with the'North Texas
State'Teachers College. He spent
the summer with the Westminster
Choir College, at Princeton; N. J. |_j
Holmes took supplements
in theology and religious
while at, Southwestern, as
special courses in dramatics and
young people's work. *?
"Jkp^ffolmes, the former Miss .Leh
man: Butler, of Milledgeville, Ga., and
son, Dyks,- have Joined Mr. Holmes in
Raleigh. Mrs. Holmes, a aontralto
singer,, well known in this section,
where she resided for several years,
toqp special courses in music at
Southwestern also while her husband
was a student there. She and small
pen visited Mr. and Mrs. Eibert C.
Holmes and ber sister, Mrs. Rl ft
'JUukg, Jr., during the summer. 7
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JAMES, B. OWENS
his home near Fountain at 7 o'clock
Tuesdar" morning. >
Funeral services were conducted
from the home Wednesday vfterwo*
aid o'clock by th<? Rev. lIJS-'
ning. Burial was in the family ceme
tery near Fountain.
Surviving are his'wife, Sudie Cor
o bona, noD6^ '
Fountain, and Curtis of Petersburg,
Vau; one aadgfcter, Mrs, Nancy ,
Smith of the, home; four
Johnnie, Ronald and Albert, 'all ef
near Wilson, and Herbert of WDsoh;
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:y CAMP -
4-H Club im4M
Arthur 4-fi Club,
as om of 50 boys to at
?stry camp at Lake