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VOLUMK THIRTY-SBVKN jg|||rll FABMVILL*, PITT COUNTY, N0? CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MAY I, 1M7
JOYNER WINS OVER DAVIS IN
NIP AND niCK MAM'S RACE
Flanagan, Stansill And Allan Are
Next High In Commissioners'
Contest; 669 Votes
J. W. Joyner Tuesday was re
elected mayor of Farmville, defeat
ing George W. Davis, 368 to 308, at
the climax of a campaign which had
been quiet but marked with i
undercurrent of interest.
That voters of the town were vital
ly interested in' their biennial elec
tion is evidenced by the fact that 669
of them went to the polls Tuesday,
25 more than participated in the
municipal contest of two years ago,
and 183 new names were added to the
registration books during the pre
election registration period.
Walter B. Jones and R. O. Lang,
Jr., will be new members of the
Board of Commissioners, the former
polling a total of 639 votes, to lead
the ticket, the latter tieing for sec
ond place with C. H. Flanagan. Both
received 484 votes. John M. Stansiil
was next, with 473. W. Alex Allen
had 442; W. C. (Lum) Woo ten re
ceived 387 votes and C. L. Ivey, 266.
town's governing board. The new
board will be composed of three old
members and the two new ones, Mr.
Jones and Mr. Lang. _ j ?
The new terms begin "July 1.
From the time thet polls opened
Tuesday morning until they were
cloaed 12 hours later, a steady stream
of voters poured into the voting
place in the fire department quarters
to pick their candidates. The close
ness of the races was reflected in
the tallying. Nip and tuck all the
way, the contests were not decided
until the ballets had been counted.
It was apparent that only Waltei
Jones could be certain of election.
Will Supervise Poppy
Sales Here, May 241
Poppy Day will be observed here
May 24 by the wearing of the little
red flowers made by disabled vets
of both world wars who are conva
lescing in the Veterans' hospital,
Fayetteville. The poppies have been
received and will be sold Saturday,
May 24, by members of the Ameri
can Legion Auxiliary and volunteer
workers, according to Mrs. Paul E.
Jones, poppy chairman of the auxi
liary. A prize for the largest num
ber sold will be awarded.
Each flower, a hand-made crepe
replica of the poppies* which grew
"between the crosses, row on row" in
the French and Belgian battlefield
cemeteries after World War I, en
ables the patient making it to earn
money to support his family. Dur
ing the long hours of hospitalization
thia work helps the men to get well
by occupying their minds and hands.
Due to the increased public re
sponse to the Legion and Auxiliary's
Poppy day appeal, more veterans
were given employment this year
than ever before.
An appeal to all veterans of both
wars to honor their fallen comrades
by wearing a poppy May 24 was is
sued by Commander Leslie Yelverton
of the Farmville Legion post, who
added that it is not only u way of
shewing that ex-servicemen have not
forgotten their comrades who were
left behind on the battlefields, but
also a means of helping those who
did not die but are still fighting a
grim battle in hospitals.
"No price will be asked for the
little flowers but everyone receiving
one will be asked to contribute some
thing for the welfare of the dis
abled veterans, their families and
the families of the dead," stated Mrs.
Tuberculosis CUnic To
Be Held Here May 16
The Acting Health Officer, Dr. J.
M. Barrett, announce* that a free
tuberculoma clinic will be held in the
office of Ihr. R. T. William*, Farm
vilk, on Friday, May 16, from 2 to
4 o'clock in the afternoon.
The clinic will be conducted by Dr.
Winstead. Patient* both white and
colored from any part of the edonty
are eligible to attend.
This is one of the regular monthly
clinics held in Pitt county and is
possible through the sale of
MAYOR t W. JOYNER
Begins his second term as mayor
on July 1, having been approved by
Farmville voterB Tuesday.
At The Kiwanis Club
Marvin Hinson, a local ex-service
man who served in Germany from
early in 1^44 until August, 1946,
spoke of conditions in war-torn Ger
many. Marvin was the guest of
Charlie Edwards, who, himself, was
unable to be present but for whom
Louis Williams ably substituted
Customs and living habits of the
Germans were described by Marvin
who also spoke at length, of the farm
ing methods in use there. He stated
that he was particularly impressed
with the forests and industries which
had escaped from the war without
President Alex Allen read a letter
from Dr. Rod Williams, the club's
first president, who is hospitalized
for a week or 10 days. Dr. Rod's let
ter was prompted by a Durham pa
rade of 4-H club members who, with
the help of Kiwanis clubs, had train
ed winning livestock. Hie club was
told that Dr. Rod will spend a brief
vacation in Florida, after which he
hopes to resume his practice here.
Hubert' Joyner reminded Kiwani
ans of the Greenville Kiwanis mins
trel May 16-16 and guaranteed an
evening of genuine entertainment
Dr. M. Jack Gregg was installed
as a new member and given a hearty
welcome by other members.
Activities Of Local
The Woman's Missionary Society
met in the church, Monday afternoon
with Mrs. J. R, Shearin presiding.
Psalm 67 was used by Mrs. L. W.
Andrews in her devotional talk.
The program dealing with the
Japanese was under Owj, direction of
Mrs. E. W. Holmes, Vko contrasted
the Japanese to the Americans and
told of the influence and effect the
missionaries have on the people. A
?pedal feature was the showing of
Japanese pictures. B
After the business session, Mm.
Shearin led in a prayer.
Mrs. k R. H. Whitman was a guest
and a former member was also wel
The singing of "Jesus Is All the
World to Me" opened the Woman's
Council meeting, Monday afternoon.
Group Three continued the study of
India with Mrs. Z. B. T. Cox giving
a talk on the agricultural institutes
which are supported-by the missiona
ries in that country. Mrs. C. L. Ivey,
Mrs. Jack Smith and Mrs. Matthew
Dail discussed how the Christian
missionaries are cooperating.
Mrs. G. E. Thompson assisted Mrs.
Cox in presenting the devotional
which was closed by singing "More
Adjournment was by the mission
The president, Miss Helen Smith,
presided st the Auxiliary meeting,
Monday afternoon, and announced
that the Adult conference will be
held at Camp Leach, June 16-20. The
members voted to take past on the
program of the district conference to
be held in Grifton, May 22. Miss
Smith also gave the
Following a shoiH
Star Route Planned If
Trains Taken Off
N* Interruption I* Mail Service Will
Res alt If Stat# Grants Norfolk
Southern Permission To DM
continue Present Schedule
Farmville'a mail service will not be
erippled if the State Utilities Com
mission grants the Norfolk Southern
Railway's request for permission to
iiscontimte the trains which daily
pass thorugh Farmville on the way
from Raleigh to Norfolk and return,
furnishing passenger, express and
Although the public hearing has
not yet been scheduled, Uncle Sam
has already Made plans to establish
i star route between Raleigh and '
Washington which will be placed into
sffect immediately upon discontinu
ance of the trains. If the petition of
dm railroad is denied, the star route
sill not be necessary. Employees of
.he postal service have investigated
ihe situation and will advertise for
>ida for the, new route.
Postmasters in towns on the line
vere asked for suggestions as to the
>est means of meeting the condition
vhich would follow curtailed train
lerviee. Employees of the Farmville
?fflce suggested the use of a motor
tost office, which consists of a big
rack in which mail is worked be
ween towns in much the same man
ler as it is worked on trains. Funds
vere not available for this, however,
ihd the star route was decided upon
is the next best. The proposed sche
tqle is similar to that under which
he Norfolk Southern now operates.
What to do about providing ade
[uate express and passenger service '
s the next problem. While the pas
enger service is a minor item, it has |
ided the towns and its sudden dis
ontinuance would work a certain
tardship on people in this area,
fore important is the railway ex
?ress service. a .
In its request for permission to
ake .off the two trains, the company
tated that it was faced with the ne
essity of purchasing new equipment
f present schedules are maintained,
'"urther contention is made that the
evenues will not justify this expen
liture. There seems to be no doubt
?bout the fact that the trains in
[uestion have returned profits in
ears gone by and there are those
/ho argue thatj it is not right for the
ompany to reap f;he profits and then
.iscontinue the service when time
omes to purchase new equipment
t will be up to the State Utilities
Commission to decide whether^ the
?resent income from the schedule is
ufficient to justify the company's
Sam D. Bundy, secretary of the
?'armvjjje Chamber of Commerce, has
zritten the Utilities Commission and
?fficials of the railway company
hat the town is primarily interested
n the mail and express service af
orded by the two trains and that the
own could not conscientiously ob
ect to removing the trains if ade
juate substitutes are provided. He
equested, however, that jte be noti
ced of the date of the hearing in
?rder that Farmville's rights might
>e protected. m
VFW Will Close Its
Charter May 14
R. R. Newton, Jr., commander of
he Burnette-Rouse post, Veterans of
foreign Wan, states that the post's
will close May 14. Any over
veteran Joining between Febru
iry 14 and May 14 will be a charter
Applications may be made
a any member of the post *
APRIL BUILDING PERMITS
TOTAL MORE THAN $17,000
Building permits issued by the
town during the month of April
imounted to more than $17,000 and
were related >11 together to the con
traction Of new homes or repairs to
The following permits were issued:
1. O. Pollard, back porch and general
repairs, $500; Bennett Gorham,
pairs to front porch, $100; James L.
Flanagan, residence, .$2,000; Mrs.
Frances K. Allan, residence, $7,750;
Alfred H. Lewis, residence, $2,500;
James A. Wooten, Jr., residence,
$2,000; D. L. Donnell, residence and
private garage, > I
f the Farmville Chamber
Charles Edwards Is
' New Commander Of
Veterans Beet New Office?, Pick
Delegates Te Beys' State, Then
Adjourn Early Te See
Charles S. Edwards was elected
commander of the ftrmville post,
?w- WJ. W4V a-?fiuviue post)
American Legion, last Friday night
?n a brief meeting which adjourned
in time for member* to attend "Corn
eapoppfai," the play sponsored by
Burnette-Rouse poet, Veterans of
Other officers efected were: Hardy
Johnson, first vice commander; Chrl
Beaman, second vice commander; J. I
H. Bymim, Sr., third vice command
er C. F. Baucom, finance officer- E.
W. Holmes, chaplain.
LeRoy Rollins, chairman of the
Boys' State committee, reported that
the post was sending two delegates
to Boys State in Chapel Hill. Aaron
Tyson and Manly Woo ten have been
chosen for this honor. These two|
will join delegates from other sec
tions for a week's training and in
struction in. governmental affairs
Th? event starts June 8.
The Farmville post has the largest
membership in its history, with 841
names on its roll* at the present
Crop Seen Unless
J- a Lanier of Greenville, who is
?ated as a tobacco expert, was sche
med to warn Congress this week
bat the United States may be forced
o reduce its flue-cured tobacco crop
?y as much as ohe-thiid unless for
sign market are developed.
Lanier, who is general counsel for
be Leaf Tobacco Exports Asaoda
i?n and t?e Tobacco Association of
be United States, was scheduled to
estify. before the House Ways and
?leans Committee during its conside
?ation of reciprocal trade problems.
He was to tell the Congressmen
bat improved reciprocal trade rela
ibns with the United Kingdom are
?ecssary if its traditional status as
he best customer for America's to
?cco is to be continued. Britain's
mortage of dollar exchange already
ias caused it to put higher import
uties on tobacco in an effort to cut
town tobacco consumption in the
Jnited Kingdom by 26 per cent or
In addition, 23 countries now hav-1
ng government tobacco monopolies
institute a vast potential market for
Vmerican tobacco. Among these are
taly, France, Russia and Sweden !
With the exception of Italy, which
?ought 10 million pounds of tobacco
?wt year through a loan arrange-1
nent, most of these countries buy
?ery little American tobacco.
"People in nearly all of these
?ountries would like American tobac
:o and buy it, if they had the
noney," says Lanier. "If we could I
iust work out some way of improv-1
ng our trade with them so that they
?uld get more dollar credit, then
bey could buy more tobacco and
"We ought to trade more with
England, too, it is badly in need of
iollar exchange. And in England
:hey already have a taste for Amer
ican tobacco. But we ought to m.irt
t clear to them that their new taxes f
m our tobacco are entirely too high.
"It's one thing to put a fairly high
import duty on a product for rev
alue purposes. We do that in the
of Scotch whiskey imported
from Britain. But it's something else
sgain to try to tax a product out of
axistence. Hurt's what they seem to
be doing to our tobacco."
Ladies' Golf Tourney
The Ladies' Golf tournament will
be held on the Farmville Country
Club courses. Qualifying- rounds of
18 holes from now until June i will
be made in order to give players
their proper handicaps.
This will be a handicap tourna
ment in older to give each person a
chance to win a prise, regardless of
how high her score may be.
The club professional, Kelly Kee,
will assist Mrs. R. E. Pickett in get
ting the tournament underway. The
following prizes are being offered:
a Toastmaster, $10, a card table and
18 golf balls, ygpffi: ' :f\
Mr. Kee will provide an ample sup
ply of caddies.
Farmville golfers lost a double
header to Smithfield and Wilson on
the courses of the former, Wednes
day. Smithfield won by a score pf
40 to 4 and Wilson topped the locals,
17 to 14.
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General Hal Greets Mrs. w
Pearl Harbor, May 6?Marine Lieutenant General Allen H.?
Turnage, of Farmville, greets his wife, Mrs. Hannah Turnage,
in their residence, near Pearl Harbor, shortly after her. arrival
here. Mrs. Turnage was accompanied by her sister-in-law, Mrs.
Harvey Turnage, wife of the General's late brother. General
Turnage is Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, Commander.
After attending school at Farmville and Horner Military
School at Oxford, General Turnage attended the University of
North Carolina. He was appointed a second lieutenant in the
Marine Corps in 1918.
Veterans' Ticket In
Walstonburg voters turned out
almost 100 per cent strong Tuesday
as present office-holders defeated
a veterans ticket. *
The town has about 106 registered
voters, 93 of whom participated in
Results of the contests follow?
For mayor: Henry Wheeler, 63;
Henry Burch, 28.
For treasurer: Jesse Gay, 61;
James Shackleford, 32.
For commisioner: J. C. Gardner,
76; W. E. Lang, Jr., 68; C. S. Mc
Keel, 67; Roland Fields, 66; E. L.
Jones, 69; D. Harold Bailey, 39; Rich
ard Holloman, 26; Clarence Jones,
Walter Speight, the fourth candi
date for commissioner on the veter
ans' ticket, was disqualified because
he did not meet residence laws.
AAA Chairman Warns
J. V. Taylor, chairman of Pitt
county's Agricultural Conservation
Association Committee, has cautioned
all tobacco growers against over
planting their farm acreage allot
ments this year.
"Growers who harvest any acre
age of tobacco in 1947 in excess of
their farm acreage allotments are
subject to marketing quota penalties
and wijl not be eligible for full parti
cipation in government price support
loans," Mr. Taylor added.
Growers who plant within their
farm acreage allotments can market
all their tobacco without penalties
and are eligible for full government
support loans, he explained. >'
_ In connection with price support
loans, Mr. Taylor emphasized that
any acreage harvested in excess of
the farm acreage allotment will make
all the tobacco produced within the
allotted acreage on the farm ineligi
ble for .any price support loans. "This
year there will be no acreage toler
ances in establishing loan eligibility,
as contrasted with the 1946 tolerance
of the lesser of three-tenths acre of
6 per cent of the allotment. Any
acreages harvested in excess of farm
allotments, however small, will dis
qualify growers for full loan privi
leges and sutyect them to marketing
Mr. Taylor also stressed that
eligibility for government price sup
port loans on tobacco is becoming
increasingly important to tobacco
growers now that domestic supplies
are adequate and the future level
of exports uncertain. Jpv
WINNERS OP TINY TOT
CONTESTS GET TROPHIES
Silver loving cape were presented
between acts of Burnette-Rouse poet,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, presenta
tion of "Contxapoppin" to the boy
algfirl who received the largest
number of votes in the recent tiny
tot contest. ' 5??jp",.
The girl with the largest number
of votes was Diana Lee Pollard, tl
daughter of, Mr. and Mrs. Tamadge
May 15 Set as Formal
Closing Date Cancer
Drive; Town Leads
Contributions to the cancer drive
may be made tip to May 16, after
which George W. Davit, chairman,
will add the amounts to the $1120.83
a ready collected and turn in hit re
port to the county chairmen, Dr. J* 7*
Winstead and Hi*. Helen Kirkpat
Through Hay 2, $1646.66 had been
deposited in a Greenville bank which
did not include the PVrmville funds,
according to the county chairmen,
who expressed hope that the county
quota of $3,600 will be reached be
fore the campaign closes. I
Farmville and community again
did their share by topping the quota
of $1,000. It was apparent that
the rest of the county is lagging far
behind Farmville citizens.
Mr. Davis states that either he or
Hiss Tabitha DeVisconti will be gad
to accept money for this purpose or
that it may be dropped fax the col
lection boxes placed in stores.
Brownies Will Present
Operetta Frl, May 23
[7 "In the Princess' Garden,"
operetta, will be .presented in
Farmville high school auditorium,
Friday evening, Hay 23, by the
Brownies under the direction of Mrs.
George Farr and Mrs. Z. B. T. Cox,
The following cast has been select
ed: fountain (Faye Mewbom), but
terflies (Clara Belle Flanagan, Theo
dora Aibritton), the four winds (Ann
Pollard, Nan Williams, Johnnie Ja
Joyner, Marion Pickett), red
ler (Martha Holmes), pink rambler
(Lou Taylor Lewis), flowers-ima
bed?marigolds (Ellen Norris Spen
cer, Marcia Forbes, Janet Harris),
larkspurs (Sue Flanagan,^Blanche
Satterhwaite, Hay Turnage
lilies (Nancy Jane Carroll, Br
Barrett, Mary Frances Joyner), prin
cess of beauty (Ann Morgan), train
bearers (Jeannie Farr, Hadley
gan), prince of love (Jane Russefl),
attendants of the bride (Mary Lou
Moore, Mary Ellen Dail.)
Troops 1 and 2 of the '
are rehearsing two
will be given after
Proceeds from the
cents for children az
adults, will be used for a
hut. Tickets will go on sale
of May 12.
AUTO DEALERS MEET IN
PINEHURST MONDAY, MAY 12
Mot* than 700 automobile
many of them accompanied by their
wives, and coming from Murphy to
Manteo, will gather in Pinehurat
Monday, May K, for the Twelfth An
nual Convention of the North-Caro
lina Automobile Dealers
it was announced by Paul L.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 0.
leave Sunday to
Congressman Harold D. Cooley, of
Nashville, will t
HP of the i
clothing tor i
-seas win bo picked
Sunday afternoon, 1
ginning at 2 o'clock.
Residents are asked to
search their closets and _
for clothing that is no lenger
here but may mean the dttl
between life; and death for Euro
Frank A. Williams and Hubert
Joyner, representing the Rotary and |?L
Kiwanis clubs, respectively, are di
recting the campaign and are helped
by the Boy Scouts who will distri
bute leaflets explaining the drive.
It is requested that clothing be
placed on porches or other places
where it can be picked cp quickly
The trucks will begin their* rounds of
the town at 2 o'clock.
Goal of the drive is a pound of
clothing per person. Farm villa's
quota is 4,000 pounds.
More than 70 North Carolina coun
ties have selected chairmen and an
nounced plans for the collection of
clothing, bedding and shoes for over
seas reli f, acoording to Rev. Henry
G. Ruark, of Chapel Hill, State di
rector of relief for the North Caro
lina Council of Churches.
Several communities have already
completed their local drives, some at
taining the goal of s "pound par per
son" set up for the State.
Rev. E. a Cauble, Hickory, chair
man, announced that 10,000 pounds
have just been shipped to the Church
World Service Center, New Windsor,
-Maryland, for sorting and packing.
On the basis of "a pound a per
son," the goal for the entire state is
3,500,000 pounds of clothing, bedding
and shoes. Mr. Ruark said that it -
was entirely possible for- most emu-,
muni ties to reach or exceed this goal,
particularly if a house-to-house pick
up were made.
Ernest Arnold, Secretary of the
State Council of Churches, urged
that North Carolinians observe
Mother's Day in the finest sense bp *
giving to mothers in war devastated? ,
countries. He said: "While we can
honor our mothers here with flow
ers, candy and luxuries, there are
many thousands of mothers overseas
who lack oven diapers- or milk for
their babies. Mother's Day em be a
mockery jf we allow there m
to escape our attention.
"Parents in central Europe
pay 350 for their children's
a dollar and a half for a single
pirin tablet, and each night must
the whimpers of hungry chi
who had only one meal during the
day and who face endless days of
gnawing hunger. We can make this
May 11, a real Mother's Day by
ing at least a pound a
clothing, bedding and shoes,
surplus can mean life itself to
far away mother and her
Mr. Ruark stressed the
Academy Award film, "Seeds of
tiny." Through the North
Council of Churches over 76
this film have bean distributed
key points throughout the state
an estimated half million people
have seen it by the last of May,
Mr. Ruark suggested that every
ever time was nee#d to
11 tire absolute
house to house
of cleaners, dyers,