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Official Average, Mon
day, $58.70, Is Highest
In Belt This Season
(Sam D. Bundy, Supervisor)
Prices on the Farmville Tobacco
Tobacco Market have steadily ad
vanced this week to a new high for
the season. On Monday of this week
668,845 pounds were sold for which
producers received $333,836.08, for an
official average of $68.70 per hun
dred, which is the highest average
recorded on,any market in the Eas
tern Belt this year.
On Tuesday, 570,980 pounds were!
sold for $323,583.76, for an average
of $56.70 per hundred, and on Wed
nesday, 536,730 pounds were sold for
$305,7X3.88, for an average of $56.96
The total poundage for the season
through Wednesday of this week was
17,052^252 and it is estimated that
Friday's sales will make the total
The Farmville Tobacco Market is
well on its way to the 30,000,000
pound goal set at the beginning of
tiie season. It is interesting to note
that the Farmville Tobacco Market
Is selling more pounds per set of
buyers than any other market in the
Chamber of Commerce
Sam D. Bundy, Secretary _
Chamber of Commerce
The advertising fund raised each
year by the Chamber of Commerce
has now reached $1900.00, or just
$100.00 short of the goal set. A few
more contributions %re anticipated in
the next day or so that will be suffi
cient to reach the desired amount.
The cooperation and response has
been splendid in as much as well
over three-fourths of the amount was
raised through the mail and very few
personal solicitations had to be made.
Most of the personal'solicitations were'
made to new firms or to some which
had not participated before. The
ready response on the part of the
business and professional men of the
town indicates that the Chamber of
Commerce Advertising Service is
recognized as being a great factor in
advertising the town of Farmville
and its Tobacco Market. Many feel
that the returns far outweigh the
amount donate*" The fund w*'l be
completed this week and. a list of con
tributors will be published next Fri
The amount raised by the Chamber
of Commeron will be matched by the
three warehouse firms and the total
sum will be used in a continues
advertising program for the town and
tobacco market. While It i^j
nized that Farmville has a .good to
bacco market with a reputatioaf^
the "Steadiest Market in the State,"
it is well-known that proper
tising must be done.
Through local and state
pen, through farm magmzjr
the radio, and by various *wsys the
advertising program' is carried on.
At the present time three radio sta
tions daily give forth news about
Farmville and its market: Station
WGTC in Greenville at 11:14 a. ml;
Station WGTM, in Wilson, at 12:40
p. m.; and Station WFTC, in 1
at 11:65 a. m. Figures and informa
tion about the Farmville Tohaifcn
Market are furnished these
almost daily and the news thus
reaches- hundreds of people.
The Merchants Association
that the tobacco market is ttos m
nomic life blood of the town aijfp*
the mutual cooperation of a
??HHl 1 oyer by
vice niilt Alex Allen* who wel
Klwank Minstreb. Sent
P. BM^..trterlocutor of the Min
?trel, which included Cotton (Sambo)
t ?* A f"'-? '
i ? .. ? >
Weigh; Oct. 2.?Almost 1
dollars has been collected in the
Southeastern-states as result of
ing sellers since January 1, the North
Carolina office of OPA reported yes
"Enforcement actions, from Jan*-'
ary through August, brought cadi
settlements by offenders of $657J5M,"
District Director Theodore S. Johnson
announced, adding that price panel
arings during the same period had
resulted in payments of $351,658, for
grand total in eight months of
"If we had our reports for Septam
b r complete, the total would be well
over a million dollars," Johnson said.
Enforcement actions against sellers
of apparel and industrial* materials
formed the largest group of collec
tions, the price agency official asM,
with actions against alleged offenders
hi rent and durable goods, fdod, ax
lumber following in order.
Happenings of Interest
At Hie Rotary Club
W. A. McAdams, program leader
the Rotary meeting, Tuesday
ing, presented-a guest epeakei
Zesely B. T. Cox, pastor of the Chris
tian church, who served six j
chaplain in the United States Army
during the recent war.*
The Rev, Mr. Cox spoke interest
ingly of his_ experiences while in
England, France and Belgium and
gave his listeners some first-hand in
formation relative to the people of
these three countries: the English by
their perseverance, bravery and toil
won his admiration and esteem;, the
French he found to be confused and
bewildered as a natural result of
theft' position; the Belgians wen in
a state of apathy and constant ap
prehension since they had been need
to seeing their fellows put to death
by the Germans for the slightest of
The speaker paid a tribute to the
army authorities for full cooperation
with the chaplains in their distinctive
field of service, which included, ia
addition to preaching, counsellor
guidance and voluntary work along
recreational 'lines. Stating that ha
had been in the ministry for SO yearn,
the Rev. Cox declared .that his ex
perience while in service had meant
more to him than 'four years in any
educational institution could. He ad
vanced the opinion that the American
soldier is a religious man, generally
speaking, and that he had observed
the sustaining power of faith as he
endured sorrow, pain and hardships
that can scarcely be comprehended
by the civilian.
Visiting Rotarians were the Rev.
C. V. Reek, of ShelhyviUe, Jty.
Herbert Acton, <rf Danville, Ry. Ro
tarian E. S, Coates had as his .
the Rev. C. W. Solomon, of Wilson |
Paul EweH wo? the weekly attend-' |
The club set October for its
JJHwi Forest w worgeupupp
Washington, D. a (night).
Satnrday, 'October 5
DavUaoa v* W<
ma A.8. T. C?
High Point vs?
' bury (night). N r
A.C.C. va. .E.C.T.C., at Graemrllk.
Lenior - Rhyne vs. NMvbairy, at
County 4-H Council
;vuu w . . I ?? 4 *
The m MMQ council 01 4-1
crowd of 66 4-H Club
of officer* vat
and the following club
1946-47: president, Naomi Garri*
Beiveir 4-H Club; Ttoepreeident, Jack
4-H Club; secretary
Belvoir 4-H Chibr ?P<wter,, Dallae
Leggett, Belvoir 4-H Club, and eong
leader, Ruth Moore, Lang-a 4-H Cluh.
A report of the Bummer's 4-H Hp
tivities wae given by Kenneth Ran*
dolph and Ruth Moore. Kninth gave
a rape*** the 4-H eefcampmeet, held
at Cantp MDlatane in Xme, aid Rath
gave a report at 4-H Club Week held
in Raleigh in August
Mre. B. L. Ty*on, County Home
Demonetration dub Recreation Lead
er, lad the group in an hour of fun
and gamea. The club members ?
joyed'the evening very much and the
meeting adjourned after refreshments
Mrs. Lee Gsrbett conducted a dis
cussion faring Hidden Answers from
"The World Call" at the meeting of
the Christian Woman's Council, Gnu#
1, held in the home of Mrs. Leths
Edwards, Monday evening. The ds?
rotional, Luke *5, was led by Mrs.
Lloyd Smith. <? 1
Poring the social hour, the hostess
served peach ice cream, cookies and
Dahlias were used as decorations.
Group 3, of the Woman's Council,
met Tuesday evening, in the home of
Mrs. Arch J. Flanagan, the chairman,
who presided. Faith was the topic
of the. devotional, which was led. by
Mrs. Lester Turaage. A study at
Hidden Answers from the "World
Calf was led by Mis. G. L. Ivey.
Mrs, Joe H. Moore and Miss Gayle
Flanagan assisted the hostess in serv
ing pound cake topped with cream,
nuts .and coffee.
Mm. Ernest- Russell presided at the
mestiag of Group 4, held in Mrs.
P^snse MoyaHkhmppdn Maury. The
devotional was given on the Beati
tudenjby Mrs.- Lawrence Moye follow
sd by prayer with Rev. Z. B. T. Cox
Hidden Answers ware used as the
?pic of discussion.
Pecan pies topped with ice cream
wen served, along with coffee.
Visitors wen Mrs. L. L. Hardy and
the Rev. Mr. Cox.
:he Wesley eemMm*ity,Wv?w.uI^, ]
it the home of Mrs. A. Q. Roebuck.
K splendid program relative to the
X. Y. F. was given by various mem
; "vice president?Tom- t
ay Nethereutt; secretary- -Eliz:
Crawford; terasnrer?Mark Mozingo;
worship chairman?Salty Tyson;
-Addie Tyson. 7^ ..
Meetings will be heW on
>y Mrs. Roebuck.
A party fbr'the M. Y< * .
Friday evening, at the home of
[*dte and Brace Tugwell.
ken played by the 46 in
MHHMMI Ihe Rev. E.
R. Cleg?, pastor of the local Methodist
Church, and interment was made in
Surviving are his wile, Mrs. Mil
dred Dixon, of Cape Charles, Vs.;
his parents, Mr. and Mra. Josh T.
Dixon, of Farmvffle; three sisters,
Mrs. E. B. Pugh, of Elizabeth City,
Mrs. Is Verne Greene, of Newport
Mews, V#., and .Mrs. Ernest Cart
wright, of Portsmouth, Va.5 fWfc
brothers, doe L^ of Ft. Wayne, Ind.,
Jimmy ?., of Ffrhy Mount, Harry
V., I. V? and George L. Dixon, of
Dtav, who bad .been in the
of the United States Mer
rtee since he was sixteen years of
AM* AMjuMkt A alw\wt mAaijyf lluMiaW
cxccpi iOr B inorf jpcnoq Qunng
therecent World War, when he serv
ed with the Army, was drowned in
an accident, which occurred-In the
Philadelphia harhor, Monday, when a
rowboat, in Whkh he and Captain
Melvln were going to shore, wss ram
med by s tug. The latter escaped in
S?ve Scrap Iron For
If formers expect larger supplies
of tractors, combines, cultivators,
plows, am) other fprm implements in
the near future, they must save all
scrap iron am) steal possible,
Strap metal 4s the basis materia!
for steel, Every ingot of steel Is half
scrap. Recent report* from the lead
ing steel centers showed lees than a
twe-wnek's supply of scrap on hand.
The steel Industry vrHl require two
million tons of sorap metal n month
for the next six months, and unless
this material is available, steel pro
duction will be greatly reduced and
there will be far less farm equipment
th?m~Js needed to 'replace machines
that were worn out during the war.
"We dig now beating swords back
into plow shares," say the implement
manufacturers. Surplus ships, guns,
tanks, and ammunition are being
scrapped and made available to steel
mills for the production of peace-time
equipment of all kinds.^ * , i>
Railroads, the petroleum industry,
mines, public utilities, and the auto
mobile industry are being canvassed
for, all scrap >supplies possible.
The bull of the great ship Nor
mandie has been ordered scrapped
and will yield about 88 thousand tons
>f steel. " *
Ships, which might return empty
to this country" from abroad, have
keen naked to bring bade a load of
military scrap as ballast. All gov
ernors have bske3 state highway com
missions to search their equipment
irards for scrap.
Fanners can help by delivering to
local soap dealers or to farm machin
ery dealers all unused metal on their
Chamber of Commerce
The board of director* of the Farm
rill* Chamber of Commerce met in
regular session, cm Tuesday of this
week, in the Chamber of Commerce
tt*M at 2:30 o'clock. The monthly [,
financial-statement was discussed and
ipp roved by the board.
WT C. Gamer, manager of the Gar
ner -Furniture Co., was elected to tee
board of directors and subsequently I]
ut sice president to succeed his for
tfier partner, W. H. Doka.
The board of
ud made tentative %lans to att Up a
local credit bureau for the benefit
A full report to date was made by
MScetery Sam D. Bundy on the
E. E. Pickett, Mrs. BUI
lans for . Oa annual ragy.
?, afternoon with Mrs. R. T.
Williams, vice president, presiding in
Announcement was mads that Miss
Rosemary Holmes will be sang leader.
Grade mothers mid committees were
B. Moore read a report of
chairman, Mm. Arch
end stated that a total.of
121. Taking as his ?n
David', wonk, ?I have l2d ^t?
word fa my heart that I may not sfa
N?fast thee," he pointed oat the
gotten opportunity teachers and other
leaders have to guide the characters
children along religious pathTdur
- their home life and educational
Mr^ Berkley pledge's first grade
: Wfa. R. LeRoy Rollins' sham
"*? w? ?11 prises,
Fdilowfag adjournment, punch and
of which Mm. John B. Lewis, is
were enjoyed fa the new
Officers and committees follow:,
'eorge W. Davie, president; Mm. B.
Wlliama, vice-president; Miss An
?? Perkins, second vice president; I
a. Walter B. Jones, secretary; Mm
P. Thomas, treasurer; Program j
ommittee, Mm. J. B. Joyner, chair*
"an, Mrs. L, P. Thomas and Mm. W.
Jojmer; Budget and Ffagnqe, Q. &]
. "hairamv Mrs, R. E.
ha, W. H. Fisher and LewfteJ
lien; Congress Publications, Mm.
Joseph Batohelor and Mm Edwin S.
Ccwtea; Hospitality,N Mrs, John B.
?wis, chairman, Mm John M. Mew
orn, Mm J. H. Moore, Mm W. E.
oyner and Mm W. C. HarmU; Mem
"WPi Mrs, Arch J, Flanagan;
*m Ed Nash Warren, mTT E.
??m and Mrs. James WHeless; Pm
duale, Miss Rosemary -Holmes and
Haywood Smith; Ffeufttem' Day,
- J-Flanagan, Mrs. JLB..T. Cox,
? Monk, Jr., and Mm. John D.
n; Study G?ups^#Wnheiv~
Irvin Morgan, Jr. and MIAs Elizabeth
Davis; February-?John B. LerrtTwd
Mrs. R. LeRoy Rollins; Grounds, Dr.
John M. Mewbom, W. C, Wooten,]
J. I. Morgan and J. H. Moore;
icity, Mm, Walter B. Jones and,
Mrs. J. M. Carrawsy; Room Roll Call,
Miss And* Lee Jones and Miss Mar
Jorie Freeman; Stage, Miss Marish
Thompson, Mrs. Irvin Morgan, Jr. and 1
Mm E. C. Holmes.
Grade Mothers am: First?Mrs.,
Bhwkley Rutledge?Mm John D. Dix
?n, Mm. Paul Vaughn and Mm.
Second?Mrs. W. B. Carrawsy?j
Mm. Harold Melton- and Mm/ Albert
Moore; Miss Virginia Uzelle?Mm C
U Eason, Mm G. S. Hotchkiss and
Mm. Robert Joyner.
i?TS?~'Mr8- J- H- M?o??Mrs. W. i
H: Whitman and Mrs. Pant- BMell; I
Miss Msriah ThompsoiK-*m C C.
Simpson, Mm. R. T. Williams and
Mm F. A. Williams. , . j
Fourth?Miss Marjotie Freeman?
Mrs. Irvin Morgan, Jr., Mrs!
Mewborn, Mm. Sam Lewis .
E. C. Holmes; Mm. Joseph isunn
?Mrs. James W. Walston, Mfs. m. i
W. Tugwell and Mm^ Robert Lee
Fifth?Miss Edna Robinson?Mm |J
L ? LV^L-MtA * W- WMr and
Mrs. W E: Forbes; Mm. Edwin S.
Coates-Mm. W. D. Redick, Mi*. J. C.
Brock and Mm DwvitrT. Allen.
| Sixth-Miss . Anne L. Jomm^Mm
W. M. Carr, Mm W." R. Cocke and
Mrs. J. E. Holloman; Mm W. E.I
loyner?Mm Walter B. Jones and
tfm Harry Harper.
Seventh-Mrs. L, P.
r. ** "
Dies In Wreck
HilL ? Mrs. Edwina Grave*
Hughee, 38, wife of H. T. Hughes of
Heath's Crossroads near Snow Bail,
' ' F at
Her husband suffered painful in
and ia confined to a Kinaton
_ ? H
IPissr ????? en. La1/1
ronerei Wrviccs wcw ncid iron)
the home on Tuesday at 3 p. m., con
ducted by the Rev< L. B. Manning,
pastor of GrimesleyV Free Will Bap
tist Church, of which she was an
active member. Burial followed in
the Hughes family cemetery. Be
sides her husband, surviving are one
son, H. T., Jr., pf the home; three
daughters, Edna Gray of Washing
KHflflr Ida Dare of
ton, 0. C., Virginia Dare of Fam
wHu and Sailie of the home; four
brothers, Charlie Graves of Kins
ton, Herbert Graves of Maury, Roy
Gidvee of Snow Hill, and Jimmie
Graves of Fayetteville; and two sis
ters, Mrs. Fred Heath and Mrs.
Troy Dail of the Snow Hill Com
Use Special Sprayer
For 2,4-D Poison
The new 9, 4-D weedkiller cannot
be aatiafaotarUy waahed out of equip
ment in which it has been used and
It ia therefore neeesaary to keep a
special sprayer for this material,
?aim Howard R. Garris of State Col
lege, Extension plant pathologist
The same sprayer should not be
used for applying the 2, 4-D spray to
kill weeds and then for applying in
secticides and fungicides on vegeta
bles and other crops.
"You can wash and wash the spray
er, and enough of the 2, 4-D chemical
wi|I remain in the sprayer to cause
detrimental effects on desirable
plants", Garris says: "There have
been several eases Where people have
used the weedkiller, waahed out the
sprayer, and then sprayed tomatoes
Mid other crops with, bad results. So
perhaps, if the 2, 4-D weedkiller is
used, a sprayer must be kept for rids
material alone, and still another
sprayer far use in applying insecti
cides and fungicides to our garden
"Other eases of injury to Vegetable
have occurred where
the 2, 4-D \
close by. The spray tinted over onto
these -plants and. caused serious in
jury. Que should be taken in catch-.
tag? the wind the right way* when
applying the 2,-4-D ehemfcak"
Don't Plant Wheat
^ rfl Fat Early Grazing
PHR'3*.-?- ' I
Wheat is a good gracing crop aH
right, b?t it should not be planted in
September or early October because
of damage by the Hessian fly and
the fact that such planting will
relep a heavy infestation of flies to
attack th# wheat crop for grain next
"By all means, leave wheat of the
miy seeding mixtures for grazing,"
says James T. Conner, Jr., of State
College, Extension entomologist.
"Plant wheat only after the fly
free dates for grain and these dates
trill vary for the different sections
?f the States."
He points out that while * recent
survey Shows that the -infestation of
Hessian fly is relatively light so far
this year, the only way to keep this
infestation small is by planting wheat
The best date for -seeding wheat
in Eastern Carolina is from Novem
ber 1 to 10; Piedmont, October 10
to 31, and Western Carolina, Septem
ber 20 to October 20. The earlier
iates apply to the northern
jf each belt. " ^ C
Conner says that some
iarnnge can be
?f These Died Later
A Greenville none and a Fountain
uuuj|are dead and two other* are
Buffering serious injuries iwvired
when an automobile in which they
were rifling turned over three times
after the driver attempted to avoid
hitting a mule on the Greenville
Falkland highway early Sunday.
Allie Louise Harris, 22, failed to
regain consciousness, and died Sun
day night at 7:80 of a skull fracture
in Pitt General Hospital.
Gordon Stroud, 18, of Fountain,
suffered a fractured skull and died
in Pitt General Hospital, Greenville,
Tuesday. Funeral services were eon
ducted from the home of hie parents
near Fountain Thursday afternoon at
o'clock by the Rev. Mr. Wiggs,
pastor of the Aspen Grove Free Will
Bapiist Church. Interment was made
in the Fountain cemetery.
Surviving are the parents; two
brothers, Allen and Linwood Stroud;
and three sisters, Mrs. Roy Williams
of Wilson, and Mrs. Jesse Deans and
Mrs. Joe Moore of Falkland.
St H. I. Owens, 24, of Falkland,
driver of the ear, received a broken
His brother, Patrick Henry, 20,
of the car, received a broken
shoulder. Both are confined to the
veterans hospital in Fayetteville.
Corporal John B. Laws of the State
Highway Patrol,, who investigated,
stated that all occupants were thrown
out of the car except Margaret
Stokes, 16, of Falkland, who received
cuts an4 brgises. The officer stated
that an inquest by Pitt County Coro
ner Griffin H. Rouse has been de
ferred pending the outcome of the
condition of the other victims.
Corporal Laws quoted occupants of
the car as saying Hist the driver
tried to avoid striking a mule, that
the car went partly off the pavement,
and that it overturned several times
when he tried to go beck- onto the
Funeral services for Miss Harris
were conducted from Jlin Falkland
Presbyterian Chinch Tuesday at four
o'clock in the afternoon by the pastor
the Rev. C. A. Lawrence. Burial was
in the Church cemetery.
Miss Harris was born and reared in
Falkland and was graduated from
Bel voir High School in 19411 hi May,
1946, she was graduated from St.
Vincent's School of Nursing in Nor
folk, V*. She had recently been ems
ployed at Pitt General Hospital In
Greenville. She was a member of the
Falkland Presbyterian Church.
Surviving, are her mother, Mrs.
Allie Deans Harris, of Falkland;'two
brothers, Richard S. Harris, of Fs'k
l&nd, and Petty Officer Charles L.
Harris, of the U. S. a Leyte; and -??
sister, Mira Lallie Irene Harris of the
Doing Great Work
T ? .
The Pitt County U. S. Employment
[Office for the month of August led
the 80 other offices in the Stmt* dur
ing August on placement* by 886.
1,647 placements were made, IOC
veterans and six physically handi
capped. fe" .. ' ft ?
The office has become an integral
part of the community mod Pitt coun
ty. It has the whole-hearted support
of all community organizations.
Managerial, professional and cleri
cal workers, have taken advantage at
opportunities offered through the Pitt
Girl Scout Activities
| Troep 1
Troop 1, Girl Scouts and
Mrs. J. M. Garraway,
evening ip their new
the Economy store,
used t hrough "^he
rri&naeer Cotton Davis
illCMUSgUi j W?W?
Moore, Jt, of the
for a Hallowe'en party |
laid at tliis time mi tbe girls selected
fields ?f service in which to work to
ward their first class badges.
Troup 2 Girl