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ireh Srd, 1878.
AN HONORABLE ELECTION
Tuesday's election and the cam
paign which preceded it were a credit
to Farmville. The rivalry was
tense and the interest was keen. Con
spicuously absent* were the mud
slinging and ugly accusations which
too often mar political contests. Con
picuously present was the attitude
that the candidates wen all good
men, interested in Farroville's wel
fare and conscientious in their belief
that they eoukl help the town. Pre
vailing opinion waa that Farmville
would be the winner, regardless of
Now that the election is history,
all can tackle the problems facing us
and work toward a better Farmville.
The town needs industry; it needs a
stimulant, something to spark us on
to greater achievements.
The town has every right to be
proud of its past; it should be still
prouder of its future.
SUNDAY IS HER DAY
Peculiarly an American institution,
Mother's Day was established bt hon
or of the most saiatfcf of all pro
fessions and it is fitting that it
should have had its inception in a
land which prides itself on an ability
to base its customs and traditions on
the highest moral and ethical levels.
By Congressional resolution, the
second Sunday in May has been set
aside ss a national holiday and is
dedicated to mothers of the land.
Throughout America, and wherever
else they may be, Americans Sunday
will pay homage to mothers?in
wardly with a heart full of love and
gratitude; outwardly by wearing a
flower and remembering those who
are living with an act of kindness or
Mothers worthy of the name have
been perfectly willing to stay in the
background and assume responsibil
ity for operating the household while
other members of the family enjoyed
carrying on outside the home.
A mother's care is the most power
ful of mil drugs; the vigil she main
tains over loved ones has become
legendary, the symbol of Jove and
Sunday affords all of us an oppor
tunity to place mother on the throne
she ao rightfully deserves and to
acknowledge the debt we owe. Those
whose mothers abe living can accom
plish this with a letter, a call, or an
act of remembrance. Those whose'
mothers have passed on can do some
thing useful and charitable in her
memory. She will know it is done in
I OPTIMISM IS GOOD
Seldom does a Farmville audience
hare the opportunity of hearing
fine an address on international af
fairs as that delivered Tuesday night
of last week at the Rotary club's
Silver Anniversary celebration. De
livered by Dr. C. Sylvester Green,
the talk showed the speaker was well
read, a keen analysist of interna
tional affairs and, above all, an op
Dr. Green reviewed some of the
upheavals, that are taking place in
the world today and discussed some
of the obstacles standing between
world and a permanent peace. Despite
the hostile atmosphere currently
vailing, he remaned steadfast in his
faith in human nature and optimis
tically foresees a
than many other s<
Optimism is good medicine. It is
not a panacea for all our 01s but,
with conscientious, hard
?how and sale
few, if any, of the
officials and spec
that a tind, anxious
boy was crying. '
very little about the long
parade of hogs and steers that mov
ed with precision through the sale
ring, my city-bred instinct was cap
tured by the lone youngsters
"Sonny," I says, trying to eopi
fort the farm hoy, "come over here
with me and let's have a bottle of
"Don't want any!" he sobbed.
But I finally coaxed him away
from the crowd that jammed the
sale area, and we sat on a bale of
straw near the lunch counter, talk
ing things over.
"Now, tell me, Jimmy"?he said
his name was Jimmy?"did your
folks go home and leave you?"
He shook his hesd to l$t me
know I had guessed wrong.
"Did you lose your pocketbook?"
I kept trying.
The answer was still "no."
"Wei, maybe you saw something
downtown you wanted to buy?and
your dad wouldn't let you have it?"
"Havent been to town."
I could see that my questions
were getting farther apd farther
from the real trouble, so I politely
asked hjm why he had been crying
as if his heart would break.
Then he started to cry again, and
between the long gasps I found out
what was wrong. His pet calf, that
he had spent six months in growing
out and finishing, had just been sold!
I guess I just never will learn
anything farms and the people who
BIRD CLUB NOTES
An article on the Carolina Wren
was read at the Bir8 club, Saturday
morning. With upper parts of rusty
brown and under parts of buffy
white ,this five and one-half inch bird
sings' nearly the whole year round.
Its voice is loud, clear, strong and
sweet and some of its .notes resemble
those of other birds particularly the
Titmouse's call and the Cardinal's
The bill of- this wren is curved
downward, the wings are rather short
and rounded and the tail feathers are
broadly rounded at the tip.
Quite fond at high, thick shrub
bery, the Carolina Wren builds its
nest of coarse materials and lays
four to six white to pinkish eggs.
This bird destroys the dreaded boll
NOTE OP THANKS
I wish to express my deep appre
ciation for the remembrances and
kindnesses shown me during my ill
MRS. A. J GREENE
Thursday and Friday nights, May
15 and 16, will mark the opening of
the commencement activities at the
Farmville high school. The elemen
tary music recital will be Thursday
and the high school recital the fol
Rev. James M. McChesney, of
Goldsboro, will preach the baccalau
reate sermon, Sunday night, May 18,
and diplomas will be awarded to the
seniors the following night.
All exercises start at 8 o'clock.
SEVEN PINES HOME DEMON
A committee composed of Mrs,
Russell Meeks, Mrs. Bert Little and
Mrs. Ferrell Mogan was appointed at
the club meeting, Tuesday, April 29,
to raise funds for the proposed club
house by giving away a washing ma
Three different floor plans were
studied but no decision was reached
as to which one will be used.
The ladies already have about $600
in their building account and hope to
increase it to $1,000 in the current
campaign . It has been stated that
this is the minimum amount the club
must have before work can begin.
A song, "The Bells of St. Mary's,"
opened the meeting which was pre
sided over by Mrs. Clifton Ellis. Mrs.
Bert Little, garden leader, made a
report after which a book review
about "Green Grass of Wyoming,"
by Mary O'Hara, was made by' Mrs.
"Hail Clubwomen Crowned Thru
Service" was sung prior to the de
monstration on finishing floors given
by Miss Verna Lowery, assistant
home agent. A discussion about fish
cookery, including recipes, was led
by Mrs. L. E. Gams.
Mrs. W. E. Watson, hostess, served
sandwiches and cold drinks in the
Activities Of Local
Mrs. E. L. Jones and Mrs. Robert
Fields were hostess to the Annie Per
kins circle in the church, Tuesday
evening. Mrs. C. L. Langley conduct
ed the devotional from Psalm 67 and
the Japanese and America's attitude
toward them was discussed by Mrs.
A. J. Melton, Mrs. Paul Vaughan and
Mrs. Robert Joyner.
Miss Annie Perkins presided at
the business session.
The hostesses served bapana splits
and iced tea.
Sunday, 11 a. m.?Sermon. "The
Trail of Motherhood." 8 p .m.?"Re
member the Sabbath Day."
7 p. m.?Baptist Training Union.
The Workers' Council holding its
regular meeting, Monday evening,
made plans for the Vacation Bible
school to be held the week of June
9. It was decided to have Youth
A BOY OR GIRL GRADUATE WOULD APPRECIATE
. AND ENJOY A SELECTION PROM THESE
OUTSTANDING MUSICAL ALBUMS
Hia Feat Too Big For The Bed
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I Do De Do Like Ton
Johnny Mercer and the Pied
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Ton Don't Learn That la
Meat Me At No Special Place
The King Cole Trio
Capitol Record ...... price 65c
I'd Trade All- My Tomorrows
Capitol Record price 65c
V I Wonder, I Wonder
.?. Price 65c
Imitation To The Walts
Dick Leibert at the organ, with
his orchestra v
Invitation, to the Walts
Tales frost the Vienna Woods
Merry Widow Walts
Thousand And One Nights
Wine, Women and Song
Von and Ton
Victor Album price $3.25
Dick Haymes Souvenir Album
Von Are -Too Beautiful
They Didn't Believe Me
Lot the Rest of the World Go
Where or When
Back Home Again in Indiana
How Deq> Is the Ocean
If Yea Wen The Only Girl
COME IN A A LISTEN TO YOU1 FAVORITES !
WE HAVE ALL TYPE*
week jointly with the Bell Arthur,
Wesley and Lang churches, ther
by making it possible to base four
-young ministerial students from Duke
university to conduct the work. The
Ideal church will be host.
' Following the devotional present
ed by Mrs. L. P. Thomas, reports
from each department of the Sunday
school were heard and suggestions
for improving interest and attend
ance were made.
Mrs. Allen Darden was hostess in
her home and served an ice course.
L. E. Walston presided in the ab
sence of the superintendent, Eli Joy
Mrs. J. H. Harris, devotional lead
er, continued the study of children by
presenting th topic "Of Such Is the
Kingdom of Heaven," at the
Woman's Society of Christian Ser
vice, Monday afternoon. She read
(he beatitudes for the home after
which Mrs. Tyson gave a reading en
titled "The Child."
"What Our Society and Church
Are Doing for the Children of the
World" was the theme of the talk
made by Mrs. R. D. Harris, who gave
the highlights of the work bring car
ried on in various children's centers
in the United States, Africa and
Mrs. E. R. Clegg reported that
Mrs. Hood would be in Farqmlle,
May 18. It was also announced that
a zone meeting would be held May
10 in Lucama with Mrs. Bennett R.
Fields giving a talk and Mrs. Clegg
responding to the address of wel
come. The group was also told that
the local church would be host to the
Lang's, Wesley and Arthur churches
for Youth week, June 9-14.
A prayer by Mrs, Clegg closed the
15 MILLION ERRORS MADE
YEARLY IN SECURITY REPORTS
Some 15 million errors are made
each year in names and Social Secu
rity account numbers listed in re
ports by employers on wages and
salaries earned by workers in em
ployment covered by the Social Secu
rity Act,, according to a statement
recently by Marshall H. Barney,
manager of the Rocky Mount Social
Wage reports are made four times
a year. April is the month for send
ing the first quarter of 1947 contri
butions of workers and employers to
ward old-age and survivors insurance
to the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
The Social Security Administra
tion keeps a record of wages earned
by eac? employee and now has 75
million individual wage records. Of
the total errors of returns sent in,
5,400,000 involve only one or two
letters in the spelling of the work
er's nameu The remaining errors are
more difficult; 3,300,000 names dif
ferent from the name shown on the
I THEATRE 1
FARMVILLEj N. C.
The Home of Better Entertainment
? PROGRAM ?
WEEK OF MAY 10, 1947
Gallop down the musical trail to
action and adventure with Eddie
Dean and his hone, Flash, in
also Chap. 5 "Mysterious Mr. M"
plus 8 Stooge comedy
SUNDAY & MONDAY
Technicolor Musical of Jerome
Kern's dramatic life story.
TILL the CLOUDS RQLL BY
a Sunburst of Stan- A Silver Lin
ing of Songs with
Van Johnson, Judy Garland and
Added?Latest Hews Events
Sister vs. Sister?sharing a secret
that wouldn't keep! .
Her Sister's Secret
Nancy Coleman, Margaret Lindsay
Added?Community Sing, "Fox
North Carolina's own Ava Gard
ner in her first starring role!
with George Raft?Ava Gardner
Randolph Scott and Ann Dvorak
also Chap. 9 "Jungle Raiders"
THURSDAY mud FRIDAY
^ The Fighting-, Loving West in
Nature's Own CSnecolor
, MICHIGAN KID
| News, Short, Disney Cartoon
ill the last five
eral Asembly, has
ced as a candiate
North Carolina subject to
cratic primary in 1948.
Barker led a successful fight
the 1947 Assembly for higher i
for public school teachers |||
employes. He is widely
throughout the State for his
in public education. The
sive program indicated ill his formal
announcement emphasizes this in*
terest and his further insistence
on the expansion of the State's Medi
cal Care program.
A life-time resident of Durham
county, Barker is a graduate of the
Duke Law School, and is an active
Baptist layman. He is a Mason, and
"In the event I am elected Gov
ernor of the State, I shall pursue a
positive and progressive program,"
barker stated. 'It shall be a pro
gram in keeping with the high
standards set by the long line of
able and illustrious men who have
Held this high office of the State.
"I shall devote much of my time,
thought and influence to building the
finest public school system our State
"A great State will grow greater
with good schools, good health, good
roads and good living. These are
the corner-stones of a progressive
program, I shall always urge for
Mr. and Mr. Tony Melton an
nounce the birth of a daughter, Bren
da Lois, Monday, May 5 at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carraway, of
near Farmville, announce the birth of
a son, at Williams-Winstead clinic,
Sunday, May 4.
account number card; 6,800,000 errors
in listing the number and 600,000
errors in both name and number.
These errors are costly, not only to
the taxpayer, but to the potential re
cipient of benefits. Every worker
should see that his employer copies
his name and number exactly as it is
shown an his card.
Speaker: "Wijl the person who is
annoying me with his roughing and
sneezing leave the room. Perhaps
the open air will help his cold."
"I haven't got a cold," came -the
answer, "I'm allergic to applesauce."
25 If JEROME KERN'S CREATES! MELODIES! 9
nu THE ClOUDS\
ROU BY: I
FARMYILLE. N. C.
? SUNDAY and MONDAY ?
CARD OF THANKS
TO THE VOTERS OF FARMVILLE:
Please accept my sincere thanks for the support ac
corded me in Tuesday's municipal election.
My best efforts and cooperation are pledged to the
Let us all work toward building a bigger, better town.
AGAIN, I THANK YOU!
Geo. W. Davis
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