The Farmville enterprise. (Farmville, Pitt Co., N.C.) 1910-current, May 16, 1947, Image 1
| BOOST FARMVILLE EVERY DAY! M--H Victory Park Takes Shape As Many New GI Homes Erected Housing Development On Pine Street Is Bee-Hive Of Activity As Veterans And Wives Anxious To Move In Farmville citizens who have mar veled at the rapid growth of Vietorj Park, the name designated for the new veterans' housing development on Pine street, share the amasement of Jack the Beanstalk's mother when she looked out of her window one morning and saw a huge bean stalk, reaching all the way to the sky, root ed on a spot where nothing had been the night before. The pre-fabricated homes, four room units purchased from the government's- Alexander Park hous ing development in Portsmouth, Va., are being erected faster than one can fit together the pieces of a jig-saw puzzle. For instance, last Thursday at dark, the foundation for John Turner Walston's home had been completed but sections Of the home were strewn all over the lot and not a single piece of the house had been put into place. By noon of the fol lowing day, the house was completely erected and colored workmen were carying plumbing fixtures into the building. Victory Park is just about the busi est spot in town. Veterans and their wives are doing much of the work in an attempt to speed up the comple tion. Ingenious schemes for "dolling up" the homes are planned. J. T. and Doris Windham are adding a sun parlor. Chester (Jutland others are planning additions. Some of the others will add rf dinette. The fin ished product will look far different from the ptereotyped, mass-produc tion appearance of the units as they stood in Alexander Park. There's quite a story behind , the development. The housing shortage had produced conditions out of the ordinary; but the veterans arent ordinary fellows. They ?ot busy, formed a corporation and purchased 15 of the houses. Two others joined in; later, four more placed their ord ers. The result: Victory Park: Since most of these veterans are are now living with their families or doubled up in cramped quarters with other families, the new hordes will not go .far toward easing Farmvilie's housing shortage but they will take cart of the crisis as far as the own ers are concerned. The veterans have received moral encouragement and financial assist ance, where needed, from local: citi zens who realize that the whole com munity will benefit in many'ways if these families have homes of their own, homes in which they and the rest of the town could take pride. These men will be property-owners, tax-paying citizens with every incen tive to work for, and build, Partn viRe. , ' " I D. A. R. - A comprehensive outline of Boy Scout work was given by Scoutmast er Ed Nash Warren, Joseph D. Joy Mr, assistant, and the following Boy Scoots: Robert Pollard, Albert Cannon, Bob Smith, Roy Moore, Charlie PKsgeiMd and John Rnsssll Joyner at the meeting of the Daugh ters of the American Revolution, The needs and WiilMrxmp were prseeot a donation toward the erection pf a Scout hut, i they wiafa to have a ] H to be ?e fu ca in character cated service. Mrs. A. C. Monk, Sr. the house committee, of the me gift of a by Mrs. P. 1 EBsabeth Davis, was made by Mrs. that two pairs given by A. ?''?-'?rf ^mainsnsH t. M SPEAKS HERE SUNDAY MRS. GURNHYp. HOOD Who will speak on "Stewardship' Sunday morning at the Ffcrmville Methodist church. Mrs. Gurney Hood Speaks Here Sunday Outstanding Methodist Worker Will Make Talk At Regular 11 O'clock Sorrice Mrs. Gurney P. Hood of Raleigh, an outstanding leader in home mis sion work and president of the North Carolina Conference of the Woman's Society of Christian Service, will de liver an address Sunday morning at 11 o'clock in the Farmville Methodist Church. Rev. E. R. Clegg, pastor of the church in whose pulpit Mrs. Hood will speak, says that he had a two fold purpose in extending her an in tation to visit Farmville. Not "only is she an excellent speaker but she is vitally interested in missions spon sored by individual churches or groups of churches and Rev. Clegg is anxious for her to-get a first-hand^ view of the work Mrs. A. Q. Roebuck is doing in the Lang, Wesley, Arthur and Bethel communities. Mrs. Hood has more than usual in terest in this project since the State conference which she heads donates part of the money required. The lo cal church contributes $700 and the Walstonburg church, 1300. _ Pitt County Leads Nation In Tob^col; ?? J Pitt county is the ranking tobac co-growing county in the United ' State*, according to figures-from the Department of Agriculture which H that 37,630 acre* of tobacco I grown her* in 1944. The coun ty-also led the nation in 1939 with wy ? msu tea uic ubuwi in ivo? wiui 43,365 acres in tobacco. The second highest county waa 1 Johnston, with '82,079 acre* in 1944 \ as compared with 41,584 in 1989, hen it was also ranked errors! Of the 10 leading tobaceo-growinK counties in the country swan are in North Carolina, with cne each in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. In 1944, the 10 leading nation's total for that year. The remaining eight counties in the first 10 follow: Bobeaem, 81,778 LUCAS WARNS ROTS USING | RIFLES IN LOCAL CEMETERY Chief, of Police L. T. ceived several complaints that boys have been shooting rifles in the local cemetery and h?ve done minor damage to shrubbery and grave markers. Such practices must stop, saga flhjftf T jinfla who ivddft that Danish ^ ? "* ""J ^ r*' meat vdll be meted out to those who are caught. Commerce Board Of Directors Raw Ftast Organizational Meet The needy elected Board of Direc tors of the Esnaville Chamber of Commerce met in its regular month 1 y meeting l^ussd&y sfterooo^i in the I Chamber of Mjommerce office. The financial report and commit tee eet-up for the coming year approved. John G. Parker was named as director from the Farmville unit on the North Carolina Merchants Association Boasd of Directors. The board also approved the policy of not requesting stores to close for any funeral, but instead allow mer chants to make the decision en an individual basis. This means that say store or place of business may [dose for any funeral but no future request or recommendation will be Forthcoming from the Merchants' Association. A motion to close at 6 o'clock en Saturdays was discussed but no action will be taken until merchants ire polled. The beard approved the fint sad in June as "Sales Promotion Days" ha which all stores are guested to offer bargains and- trade attractions. Bull publicity will be riven through newspapers and sisculam. Thia event will tie in dm annual meeting of the Pitt-Greene R. E. A. to be held here on Satur day, June 7. Quarterly Local ? ?The Ffcrmville Primitive Baptist :hurch th host Sander to the luarteciy meeting, which wee attend i by members Iran Edgecombe, artin, Beaufort, Jones, Wilson, reene and Pitt counties. The occa ?n nuihnil the fifteenth aiy of the gift of the local milding by the fake Robert L. Davis it fMae vummaanih, ? ? vne iamuy was represeniea oj toTXw" D*Tl*' ?Visiting elders who spoke at the norning hoar included E. P. Pollard V>n A. -a ' ... Beaufort, and J. 8. MejrW^'&oir is elder of the leanl . I 80^111 In & County Next Week *f*#l?? Will Be Given At FaratvUr White School Thursday Mornings At 11 O'deck, Oh Tuesday* At FvmriOe Masonk According to Dr. J. M. Barrett, the county's acting health offHNftk the annual free typhoid clinics will begin Monday monijng. Nursing person nel of the Pitt Health department will hare charge of the program. The vaccination program will extend over a period of four weelca, with the nurses visiting each place -four times, one wepk apart Three doeee are necessary, except'for those who have been vaccinated'within the past three years, in which case only one "shot" is necessary. Both white and colored will be vaccinated at all clinics except only the colored will be treated at colored schools. Vaccinations are also given at the health department offices in Green ville everygJVednesday afternoon and Saturday morning. The schedule follows: Monday?M?y 19, M; June 2, 9 8:30, Hanrahan; 9:00, Grifton high school; 9:30, (^ilnerly's store; 10:15, Gardnersville ctpss roads; 11:90, Kil patrick's service station, Clay Root section; 12.-90, Helen's cross roads. 9:00, Stokes white school; 9:46, Coy Forbes fartoi; 10:80,' Clark's Neck store; 11:45, Pfcctolus school. 9:00, St Peter's colored school; 9:45, Jones colored school; 10:30, Cherry Lane colored school; 11:15, Pactplus colored school. 9:00, Rock faring; 9:45, Bruce; 9:16, Seven Pines; 11:00, King's roes roads. Tuesday?May 20, 27; June 3, 10 8:30, Winterville school; 9:15 Ay :n; 10:00 Haddock's cross roads; 1:30, Cox cross roads; 11:00, Simp m, Porter's store; 11:30, Galloways ?oss roads. 9:00, Bethel white school; 10:30, eel's store, Big Oak community. 9:15, Warren chapel colored school; rlSiday-May 21, 28; Jm 8:80, Whitehurst station; . .tarhitehurst's farm; 10:1 ore; 11:00, Mrs. Lydia trm. 9:00, Sally Br p.jj oiJ FEATURED SPEAKERS OF DR. H. S. HILLEY REV. JAMBS ML Rev. JJcChesney will preach the baccalaureate *enpon Sunday night and ,Dr. Hilley will deliver the address Monday night at closing exercises ei tha Farmville higl^ school. Both programs will begin at 8 o'clock. Turn to page three, which has been dedicated to the senior*, for a de tailed program and the names of the graduates. Board Concerned Over Vacancies In Town's Departments 1 JMMMHI amiaaioners Study Application? For Positions In Cleii's Office, Police Department Instead of convening Tuesday night for their regular monthly meeting, Farm villa's Commissioners allowed the election to have top-bill ing that day and met three nights later, Friday, to dispatch matters re lating to the municipal government Much of the time was spent dis cussing the problem of obtaining competent personnel for vacancies which exist in at ments. Town lor has a vacancy in his fppes the the tax scrolls spartment has a I****! MMtrt S i V *1 '-i i ? - -JR.-' wate'sr ^MpwPnriSBMaMrdi Cr-eS^IP:;** 1 At David T. Harris, superintendent of Farm villa's Rural EleSS Ad ministration, is employ after 11 joan* service. Har ris tendered his resign* night to the Beard of en, all members' of which luctantly" to accept it after stating they hatev to lose the services of the superintendent but at the same time Were glad that he had the oppoi ity to obtain Gerhait is chairman of th pwi Ky.; AyPMH Vs., and J. Cofa Biggest obstacle to the plan is the difficulty of Aiding means of enabling foreign users of American Wbacco to pay for it in dollars. Dol lar exchange credits are difficult for most European countries to obtain Both the flue-cured and hurley ta bacco was to be included in whatever proposal is drafted by the committee. -Germany reportedly has machinery for tobacco blending left over from pre-war days. Several American to bacco manufacturing companies have indicated willingnys to nod experts to Europe to coach workers there on the best methods of tobacco blend ing, Lanier stated. The proposal for sending unmanu factured American tobacco to Ger many for blending there is also be ing considered at the It&smatianal Trade Conference now in progress under United Nation auspices at Ge NsSfc f State '