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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1MT
Town Cannot Exempt NUT
Industry From Taxes
Board Wanted to Know|
If Concession Could
Be Made to New
In compliance with wishes of the
Board of Commissioners, Town At
torney John B. Lewis recently wrote
Attorney General Harry McMullan
for a decision on what authority
the town has to offer concessions as
inducements for new industries to
locate in Farmville.
The following letter has been re
ceived and was presented to the
board at its regular meeting Tues
Mr. John B. Lewis,
Farmville, N. C.
Dear Mr. Lewis:
I received your letter of March
10, in which you write me as W
lows: "As Town Attorney for the
Town of Farmville, and at the re
quest of the Mayor of the town, this
ig to inquire whether the Boi-rd of
Commissioners of the Town of Farm
ville are within their legal rights
to exempt a new industry from the
payment of taxes or any part there
of for a definite period of years
or to exempt them in the payment
of water and light charges in con
sideration of construction of a new
industry. Would it make any differ
ence if the concession went only to
such industries as had a tax valua
tion of more than $10,000?"
The town authorities, in my opin
ion, would not have any authority
to exempt from taxation property
of any person*' Grm or corporation
except property which is exempt by
law. Bee, G. S. 105-296 and 105-297
for the law as to the exemption of
real and personal property.
I am also of the opinion that the
town would not havj the authority
to exempt a new industry from the
payment of charges for furnishing
water and lighs by the municipality,
as this would be providing public
facilities without charge, discrimina
ting against other users of the fa
cilities in the municipality. The fact
that the industry might own proper
ty having a valuation of more than
$10,000 would not, in my opinion,
change the situation in any respect.
Yours very truly,
Harry McMullsn, Attorney General
Several othr items came up for
consideration and discussion.
The suggestion by Irvin Morgan
of a rat extermination program
was taken under advisement and the
town is endeavoring to work out a
campaign which will relieve the
The board agreed that no town
taxes would be levied on the dance
the local V. F. W. poet is sponsoring
but the executives made it clear this
concession is for this dance only
and any additional dances will be
Mayor Joyner read a letter from
Dr. J. M. Barrett, Acting Health
Officer of Pitt county, with refer
ence to spraying houses. A motion
by John Stansill, seconded by W. C.
Wooten, was carried to the effeet
that the town willfunish the neces
sary labor to carry out the spraying
campaign in the town.
There was a general discussion
regarding the ditch near Bell's Ware
house. The board is inspecting this!
ditch with the view of installing a
On a motion by Joan stansill,
Stansill, seconded by Manly Liles,
and carried, it was agreed that the
Town of Farmville wonkl have to
?ell a $26,000 90-day note for com
pletion of the street improvement
program and Attorney Lewis wi
instructed to get in touch with the
bond attorney and make necessary
Water and Light Superintendent
W. A. McAdams stated that within
a short- time the $186,000 electric
system bonds would have to be sold,
and on a motion by Alex Allen,
seconded by John Stansill, Attorney
Lewis and Cleric C. M .Paylor were
instructed to proceed with plans tp
carry out the sale.
MOOgEKTON UNION MEETS I
NEXT AT WALSTONBUKG
Union of (be Chris
At The Rotary Club
The business session at the Ro
tary Club, Tuesday evening, w
taken up with discussions and plans
tor the twenty-fifth anniversary
Frank Dupree, program chairman,
suggested that the members attend
the pre-Easter service at the Bap
tist church in a body, which they
W. A. McAdams won the atten
WiB Not Affect
. Local Service
Interruption Of Service With Con
necting Compares Will Limit
These Cnfls To &ht|?kW
Only, Says Company Official
The strike of telephona and com
munication workers, which may go
into effect eaijy nut week and
threatens to paralyse many of the
nation's facilities, will have no effect
on local serviceJbqCmay have-some
bearttg on long distance calls to
s point which can not be reached by
facilities of the Carolina Telephone
and Telegraph Company.
The following letter from the
Tarboro office at the Carolina Tele
phone and Telegraph Company is
"Any interruption of service due
to work stoppage in either of the
Bell System Companies with which
we connect will limit the calls to or
through those companies to
"An example of such a
existed during the past year
work stoppage of a few hours was
experienced fat the connecting Bell
"We do not anticipate any inter
ruption in the service within our com
pany where the points can be reached
over our own facilities."
John H. Coward Dies
At Ayden Monday
John H. Coward, auditor of Pitt
county for th? past 14 years, died, at
his home in Ayden at. 11 o'clock Mon
day night following a brief illness.
Funeral services were conducted
from the home Wednesday afternoon
at 3 o'clock followed by interment in
Ayden cemetery. All offices in the
Pitt county courthouse were closed
Wednesday out of respect for Cow
ard and all ABC stores ip the coun
ty closed at noon and remained
closed for the day.
Coward was born in Greene coun
ty October 6, 1887, the son of the
late John H. Coward and Olivia Carr
Coward Darden. After attending pri
vate school in his early youth, he
continued his education jit the Uni
versity of North-Carolina where he
received his BA degree in 1908. Fol
lowing graduation he taught one
year in the Ormondsville high school
and spent the next year in the Bank
of Ayden. He then turned his at
tention to merchandise and conduct
ed, a supply business in Ayden until
f928 when be became affiliated with
the J. B. Harvey Company as acting
manager until 1932. In that year
he became district manager of the
North Carolina Joint Stock Land
Bank, with offices in Greenville. On
January 1, 1988, he was appointed
tax supervisor and auditor for Pitt
county, which position he held until
In OaoSTubar, 1910, Coward mar
ried Blanche Winnifred Cannon,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Can
non of Ayden.
Are Scheduled To
Begin Next Tuesday
Fxmvllla Physicians Will Conduct
?jnwiaattsas Hers Friday, April
11th; FMbIi Asked To Come
The pre-school examinations fa, tJw'i
Pitt county and dty schools will be
*in next Tuesday, according to a
statement issued by Dr. J. M. Bar
rett. Acting Health Officer.
!? - Not only will the pre-chool children
be examined and vaccinated, but in
addition, the mothers may bring ba
bies over six months of age and run
about children as well for vaccina -
It is extremely important that the
parent come with the children to the
clinic to diacuas the child's health
with the doctor.
Following is a schedule of the pre
Arthur?Tuesday, April 8; Dr. D.
L. Moore. '? JI
Bethel?Taeeday, April 8; Dra.
Garrenton and Hemingway.
Ayden?Wednesday, April 8; Dr.
M. T. Frisxelle.
Chicod?Wednesday, April 16; Dr.
Belvoir?Wednesday, April 9; Dr.
Falkland?Thursday, April 10; Dr.
Fountain?Friday, April 11, at 11
P. m.; Dr. E. B. Beasley.
Farmville?Friday, April 11; Dm.
Mewhorn, Fitzgerald and Williams.
West Greenville?'Wednesday, Apr..
18; Dm. Malene Irons and D. L,
3rd Street?Friday, April 1J; Dm.
Haar aad Pace.
Training School-Thumday, April
17; Dm. Brooks aad Aycock.
' April 16; i
Br. C. H. Spiggle.
Griffon?Friday. April 18; Dr. E.
V. Tucker. 1
Partohm-Friday, April 18; Dr.,
atohea Tuesday, April 18; Dr.]
Winterville?Monday, April 14; I
Dr. A M. Mumford.
All clinics will opat At 9 o'clock I
with the exception of the Fountian
clink which begins at 1 in the after-1
The importance of the pre-ae_.
clinics is emphasised in the follow
ing letter which Prindpal J. H. Moor
la sending patrons:
I , We plan, to have our pre,school I
clinic on April 11 at 9:00 a. m. 'J
? At this dink, your child, will not
only be given a physical examination
but he will be vaccinated. (You per
haps know that the law requires that |
a child be vaccinated against small
pox, diphtheria, and whoopjng cough
before entering school.) Vaccination
for tmallpox and ddpMfceria will be
done at the schoaf hut whooping
cough vaccination, which k made up
of four doeee given one week apart,
will be done later on at the typhoid
clinics. (Babies and other small chil
dren will be vaccinated at 'the pro
school clinks as well as at the typhoid
We feel that one of the most im
portant things that the parent -can
do for the child in getting him ready
for school la to first havp Aim vac
cinated and carefully examined.
Here is no coat for the vaccinations
or the examinations at the school.
Along with this letter, we are at
taching certain blanks which we
hope you will fill out as thoroughly
as you can and return them to the
school as soon as possible.
We certainly hope it will be pos
sible for you to come to the pre
school clink with your child for it is
always helpful for the doctor to taik
to the parent about the child's health
and of course the principal would
like to meet the parent before the
child actually esters school.
CHOSEN CHILD MODEL
P Sherman "Fefe" Wo
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis &
of Burlington, Vt, was chosen
LOCAL GLEE CLUB
Congregations Will Re
tain To Individual Churches At
11 O'clock For Sunday Service;
Union Meeting Tonight
The series of special union Easter
services will be climaxed with a sun
rise service Sunday morning at 6:80
at the Farmville Christian Church
and congregations will return to
their regular churches for the 11
o'clock worship. .gjjfc
Pastors who compose the Minis
ters' Council, sponsor of the union
services, have been especially grati
fied at the fine manner in which
their members have been attending
the Holy Week services. The four
th in the series will be held tpnight
(Friday) at T:86 In the Christian
Church. The serinon will be By
E. R Clegg,
The Baptists were hosts on Tuesday
night, the start of the aeries. Wed
nesday night, the Methodist Church
was the scene of the service and
Thursday night the Presbyterians
The Episcopalians will hold a Good
Friday service in their church at
2 o'clock, Friday afternoon, with Rev.
J. R Rountree bringing the, mes
sage. He will also deliver a special
message in keeping with the day,
Sunday morning at the 11 o'clock
sermon topics of the four
ministers on the Ministers' Council
At the Baptist Church, Rev. E.
W. Holmes frill preach shout "The
Age Long Question.'' His topic for
the evening service will be "Radiant
Living from the Lord's Resurrec
Rev. Z. B. T. Cox, Christian min
ister, states that his morning topic
is "Power of the Resurrection" and
that there will be a celebration of
Holy Communion. "A "Hew Walk
with Christ" is the evening topic.
The Presbyterian pastor, Rev. E
S. Coates, will speak to his congreS
gation about "The Victory of East'
"God Is Omnipotent" is the mes
sage that Rev. E. R Clegg will bring
at the Methodist Church on Easter
The idea of Easter is well ex
pressed in the following two selec
"Back of the loaf is the snowy
Back of the flour, the mill,
Back of the mill is the wheat and
And the sun and the Father's will."
"I don't care what they say with
their mouths?everybody knows that
something is eternal. And it ain't
houses, and it ain't names, and it
ain't earth, and it aint even stars
. . everybody knows in their bones
that something is eternal, and that
something had to do with human
beings. All the great people who
have ever lived have been telling us
that for five thousand years and yet
you'd be surprised how people are
always losing hold ltf~ it. There's
something way down deep that's
eternal about every human being."
From Our Town?By Thornton Wil
Easter Sunday, the Mass of the
Resurrection will be celebated at St.
Elisabeth's - Catholic church at 9:30
o'clock followed by the Benediction.
Father Benedict Malum will deliver
a special Easter message.
Special music will be rendered at
most of the churches.
BUNDY SPEAKS IN GREEN
VILLE AND BENSON
Sam B. Bundy, secretary ?f.: the
Farmville Chamber of Commerce,
was guest speaker at the Meadow
brook Presbyterian Men's Club in
Greenville on Wednesday night of
this week and on Thursday night he
speaker at the Ladies
Anniversary Meeting of
Kiwaals Club. Mr. Bundy
governor of the Carolines Ki
District when the Benson club
as chartered in 1945.
At Greenville, he spoke on "Build
ing a Better Life Through Service.'
At Benson, he spoke humorously
Lee*] Boys Send Meaty To
Atlanta For 14 Of Hie Pre
veterans, who several
weeks ago set about to relieve the
acute housing shortage insofar as
they are concerned, early this week
took a long step toward achieving
for 14 of
their objective when money ;
the pie-fabricated four-room units
was forwarded to government offi
cials in Atlanta.
Corporation papers which legaliz
ed efforts of the ex-servicemen and
brought them under requirements of
masting regulations were completed
several days before the boys made
the deposit on their homes. Incor
porators were listed as Chester Out
land, D. L. Donnell, Jr., and M.
All of the houses are standing in
Alexander Park, a couple of miles
wast of Portsmouth, Va., and local
citizens who have seen the homes
have been pleasantly surprised at
their compactness and stability. One
of the main things against which
the veterans must guard Is damage
to the structure in dismantling it..
Wrecking crews have developed
into a fine art the task of taking
the dwellings down. Last Friday
afternoon, two Farmvile citizens in
terested in the project visited Ports
mouth and watched one crew com
pletely dismantle one of the houses
while they stood by. The Job re
quired lees than two hours. These
men were not too careful with
manner in which they
sections, however, and
advised to take more time and do |
the Job better.
Farmville's Board of Commission
er Tuesday night endorsed the ef
forts of the group and adopted
suitable resolution which will be|
forwarded to government officials.
On motion of Commissioner Manly I
Liles, the board adopted the follow
Whereas the Sousing situation is
critical in the Town of Farmvilie
tnd especially for thoee who have
returned from the service, whereas
the veterans of the Town of Ftrm
rille have petitioned ahd secured a
:harter for the Farmvile Veterans'
ffonsing Corporation and this corpo
ration has applications for approxi
mately 15 houses, and whereas the
said houses are badly needed in the
Town of Farmville and would great
ly relieve the veterans who desire to
- Npw, therefore, be it resolved thai j
the Board of Commissioners el the]
Town of Farmville in regular sesaif
>n April 1, 1947, do hereby endorse,
ipprove, and encourage the project
)f the Farmville Veteran's Housing
Corporation in its effort to secure 16
lousing units from the War Assets
Administration for the World War
[I veterans of Farmville, ' North
The motion was seconded by Alex)
Issued By The City
For Month of March
The following permits were issued
>y the Town of Fsrmville during the
nonth of March for the purpose of
luilding or remodeling:
H. D. Johnson, Agent, general re
pairs, 1200.00. -
Mrs. Canary D. Homes, general
Moses Barrett, residence, $2,000.00.
Marcel 1 Daughtry, residence $1,800.
J. VL, Smith, Addition to building,
Will DaVis, general repairs, $600.
C. E. Knight, residence, $4,000.00.
Will Chestnut, chairman Communi
;y Baptistry, $1,000.
A. C. Monk t Co., Inc., factory and
storage building, $10,0G0.
Wright Edwards and Bennett Gor
lam, outside stairway; $36.00.
A total of $21436.0* ? L
the club had made since it was cm
ganiiad. k past governor of this
Kiwanis district, he praised the club
very highly and complimented it on
ichievemonts that it has
in so short a while. The
of the elub has increased
from 26 to 46 at the present time, j
Mayor Jim Joyner had charge of
the program for the evening and
gave a most interesting talk on
"What do yon know about your fire
insurance policy T" He explained in
detail the new coverages that fire in
surance covered that many policy
holders were unaware of. The speak
er explained the fact that one now
receives more protection' at. less
cost than he dM'?t far back - a#
1934. In oonneetfem' With the sub
ject, he explained the origin of fire
insurance and stated that thtfiiwB of
North Carolina wore noted for their
efficiency. Jim remarked that after a
of years, the various in
backed by tl?eir
that Insurance is commercial.
This issue was debated over a period
of approximately 76 years had was
a great victory for the.
companies. The State of
rolma alone receives over
annually from the insttftaee torn
paniea. - ? ' 1
Carl Hicks will br in charge of the
program next Monday night ?
Presbyterians/ fe ;
New Church Edifice
In a specia'Fpongregationa] nett
ing Sunday morning at the dole of
the regular service, Farmville Praia
church officiate tepfbfeure a suitable
building lot and pneceed-with the con
struction of a new church building.
For several months, the congrega
tion had debated the question of
what-to do about securing addition
ad space. One of the proposals was
to enlarge the present church, in
stall a heating plant and make other
improvements. An architect from
the Presbytery was called in for ad
vice. He conferred on two different
occasions with local leaders and then
recommended that a new structure be
Anticipating the necessity fer im
proved and enlarged quarters, the
congregation a few yean hack start
ed a sinking fond and has been add
ing to it each year. Several the#
sand dollars accumulated in this man
ner form a siseable nest egg for the
building fund. Coats of the new
church have not beer, determined but
>20,000 was the figure around which
the discussion centered.
T ie need for additional space was
clearly evidenced Sunday night when
members of all churches participat
ing in the fifth Sunday union ser
vice worsmppea wiwi me rresu)
terians. A1J seats were filled and
additional chairs were brought in to
Lays Plan To Elect
New Group Officers
The board of directors of the
Farmvilie Chamber of Commerce and
IfWL iiM W'
T? TJ7.. >
? M A MEj ars
F ?, [
Burnette-Rouse Post Make*
For Blood Bank And Other
I v "PMhtb
*oetin^ *??* Friday night in the
jCity HaH, Farmville Veterans of
_ Ware honored the imemorv
of all native aona who paid the au- -
j? in World War n by
naming the port after the first and
!?t local men killed in the conflict
HoaL/T ?l Tech- Sgt
Herbert Hemby Burnette and the
W"""nrij,!Pfc. Thomas Herman Bouse.
Henceforth, the official name of the
Dedicatory services will be held at
? later date to commemorate these
two mnn and their buddies who dk*i
with them, ?
Since it was impossible to single
all of Farmville's casualties for I
?>? honor, tike VFW choice is svm- I
JU wl - inclode* *n I
Perished between the dates these I
<wo were killed. ?
. ""Fh Marr- of Elisabeth City,
? aistnct commander, was prevented
from attending the meeting on ac
count of illness. This marked the I
second time that Mr. Marr had been
?dmduled to meet with the boys, only I
to be unavoidably detained. The post
did have as its guests the new com.
mander and adjutant of the I
Gray Morgan Post, Greenville. I
Plans for the establishment of a
walking blood bank were I
and the port decided to form one. It is I
a county-wide project with no charge
to the persons to whom blood is do- I
nated. Mors complete details of I
this project will be announced after
all the necessary information has
been assembled. I
The club also? I
Voted to meet on Thursday nights
rL^ 2i?dn,en'" HaD ov*r Tugwall's I
Wit. The post meets next on Thurs
day night, April 10, at 7:80.
-Accepted the applications of 14 I
new members who increased the port I
Membership to 77.
: Voted to have a public dance in
I gymnasium Friday,
(April 18th. Music for this ovent
will be furnished by Hal Thurston
and his Carolinians.
Endorsed the Veterans Housing
Group movement to obtain badly
needed homes for veterans.
Histories of the two men for whom
the post has been~ruuned appeared
in The Enterprise edition of Feb. 17,
but are re-printed herewith: I
Tech. Sgt. Burnette, son of Mrs.
Herbert Burnette, of Greenville, and
the late Mr. Burnette, was born July
8, 1914. Inducted into Army on
August 7, 1941, and transferring to
the Army Air Corps, August 28, he
reported fos training si Maxwell
Field, Montgomery, Ala. After train
ing at the Army Air Corps Techni
cal School, Soott Field, 111, he was
graduated as a radio operator me
chanic, April 20, 1942. From Scott
Field, he went to Harlingen Army
Gunnery School, Harlingen, Ti
where on May 23, 1942, he
graduated as an Aerial Gum
Further training took place i
Lake aty, Utah, Geiger Field, ?
Muroc, Calif., Tuscan, Arix,
agate it Geiger Field. In ~
1942, after being sent to ti
Air Base at Syracuse, N. Y., the
previous month, he departed for the
European Theater, where he was re
ported missing In action north of
Nazaire, Francs, February 16, It
the date which the War ~
Resumed him dead.
Awards of the Purple Heart
Air Medal were made to hi
Pfc. Rouse, son of Mr.
S. C, Camp
July 20, 1944,
on Iwo Jima,
the 6th Marines, his
teriy opposed by
mountain top. As he
top of tiwHMi