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Farmville Soldier Killed
In Air Crash'in Japan
_ Smith Gay One Of 40 Quali
ties la May 29 Disaster; Details
Of Accident Hare Not ~
Received Here Tat
Mrs. Archie Cayton and Mrs. Mack
Abrams, sisters of Jesse Smith Gay,
have received from the war depart
ment a terse announcement that their
26-year-old soldier-brother was a
of 40 killed in an Army airplane
crash in Japan on May 29. Details of
the crash were lacking hot, If the
usual procedure .is followed, a letter
of explanation will be received as
soon as all the circumstances sur
rounding the death are known in
Gay had been in the Army since
October, 1946, and early in January
he was shipped overseas. He had
been stationed in Korea. Since he was
not attached to the air forces, it
is thought he was being transferred.
Mrs. Cayton last Sunday received
a letter from her brother that was
written May 20, just nine days priori
to his untimely death. He made no
mention of any impending transfer
or change of duty. In his letter, he
told her that he had been assigned to
kitchen and mess hall duties.
In addition to his two sisters who
reside here now, the soldier leaves
one brother, Walter Gay, Jr., who is
seriously ill in the Veterans' hospital,
Prior to his entrance into service,!
Gay was employed by the Farmvillej
Presents Program I
Mrs. Florence Thome's kinder
garten presented its annual program
at the high school auditorium,
Thursday evening with seven mem
The singing of "Welcome Sweet
Springtime" by the graduating class
opened the exercises. "Good Even
tag" was sung after which Alex Al
len, Jackie Nolen and Jean Fan
spoke. Hie Jtouors Assisted the
graduates in singing "Kindergarten
Diplomas were presented to Alex
Allen, Pat Bergeron, Jean Farr, Jo
Ann Gregg, Hadley Morgan, Linda
Murphrey and Jackie Nolen.
Recitations were given with the
following taking part: Billy Briley,
"My Grandpa;" Noel Lang, "My
Dolly;" Edgar-Murphrey, "Icecream
Man;" Shipley Ryon, "That Nibby
Bird " Jo Ann Gregg, "My Dress;"
Kay Allen, "The Big Broom;" Pat
Bergeron, "The Pie;" Linda Murph
rey, "A Cold;" Kay Allen, "My
Nap;" Jackie Nolen, "Two Giris;"
Linda' Murphrey, "Stilts;" Hadley
Morgan, "Grandma's Garden;" Jean
Fair, "Just a Little Salt."
A playlet entitled "Springtime," in
which the children taking the parts
of animals and flowers welcomed.the
queen of spring, concluded the pro
The decorating committees wishes
to express its thanks through these
columns to the Farmvjlle Furniture
Company for the use of rags and
Western Union Sets
Up New Office Here!
Fhrnrrtlle's' Chamber of Commerce
renders the town another service this
week when its office in the old bank
building on North Main street be
comes headquarters for the Western
Officials of Western Union were
amble to locate quarters elsewhere,
sad the town probably would have
been without telegraphic services had
not the Chamber of Commerce mov
ed over to make room for the West
Union office. ' "
R. Smith, Jr., will be in
charge of the office this summer.
ST. MART'S SENIORS
-4.Miss Mary Leah Thorns, daughter
Mrs. John T. Thome of Fhrmville
' V. e ???
I At The Khranu Club
Beginning a series of planned
inter-city meetings, the Fkrmville
Kiwanis club, 36-strong, rode over to
Tarboro on Tuesday night and met
with the Tarboro Kiwanians.
Group singing was enjoyed prior
to a delicious supper of ham and
accessories. Gene - Simmons and
"Cousin" Willie Clark were special
guests of the Tarboro club.
Hie meeting was presided over by
Marshall Staton, president of the
Tarboro club, who called on Presi
dent Alex Allen to introduce mem
bers at his Farmville club.
State Senator L. H. Fountain in
trod ced Tom Pearsall, speaker of
the 'House of Representatives, who
ga*e a comprehensive survey of the
recent Legislature. After several
humorous anecdotes, the .speaker dis
cussed in a serious vein the accom
plishments of the recent legislature
& regards to education, health, high
way safety, alcoholic beverages, etc.
W. C. Harrell Heads
Gates County Schools
Former Farmville Teacher And Wife
Will Move To Gatesville July 1;
He Served As Coach Before
And After War
Another member of the Farmville
high school faculty steps up in the
teaching profession July 1 when W.
C. Harrell, who taught and coached
in the local school before and after
the war; takes over the superinten
dency of Gates county schools, suc
ceeding Henry Overman who becomes
superintendent of the Halifax county
A native of Gates, Mr. Harrell was
graduated from High Point college in
1968 and came to Farmville in the fall
of that-year as teacher and coach.
In May, 1942, he entered the Coast
Guard and received a commission aa
ensign four months later. He was
placed in command of a submarine
chaser and served in that capacity
for six months, following which he
was assigned to a landing craft as
executive officer. While on this ship,
he participated in the invasions of
Sicily, Salerno and Normandy, land
ing assault troop on the three
beaches on "D" day. After serving
overseas 20 months, he returned to
the United States and was placed in
command of a submarine chaser, re
maining in this assignment until he
was placed on inactive duty in March
of last year. He resumed his work
in the Farmville schools last Septem
Earlier this year, Mr. Harrell had
accepted work in Durham, Both he
and Mrs. Harrell were members of
the faculty. They and their son,
Bill, will move to Gatesville July 1.
The other member of the faculty to
land a superintendent's post is Supt.
J. H. Moore who goes to Elizabeth
City as head, of the Pasquotank
schools the same time Mr. Harrell
assumes his new work.
Mr. and Mrs. R. LeRoy Rollins and
in, Robert, left Sunday to attend
te Rotary International convention
i San Francisco. They will visit
ninta of interest in 49m West before
(turning. . |
Waverley C. Hoiston of Farm villi,
the kind of fellow who can work for
one man part of the year and with a
competitor the net of the time with
out ctrainnqp friendships, is one of
the pioneer operators of type-setting
machines, the intricate pieces of
which make modern news
papers and magazines possible.
Starting as an apprentice back in
the days when type-setting machine*
wen few and far between, and very
in comparison with the stream
line models which grace newspaper
plants nowadays. Wave developed
with the machine, becoming more and
, as Mrs. Hoiston
puts It, "operating a linotype ma
as natural to him aa
Witt the exception of the times he
stock at handsome profits until the
boom, like most others, bunt Then,
there was the time he taught a Sun
day School class (one Sunday only!)
in a rural section of Alabama. He
says he attended as a visitor, going
primarily to furnish transportation
for some of the neighbors. Drafted
to take charge of the class, he in
sists it was because he was the only
one in the group who could read, not
because he looked or acted like one
who could give a learned discourse
on ecclesiastical subjects.
During the course of a 12-month
period, Wave now holds three differ
ent join, none of which is closely re
Interested Spectators ^
t wo very*mucn interested visitors
at the regular meeting of tha Board
of Commissioner* Tuesday night
were Roland Lang, Jr., and Walter
B. Jones, who In July change from
the role of spectator to participant.
Elected to membership on the
board, the two will begin their new
duties next month. , iV
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Note Brings Low
? fflRate Of Interest
I Interstate Securities Corperatton Of
Charlotte Bids 1 Per Cent And
' Offers Premium Of fl.Sl To
W5.000 90-Day Notef ,
That F*rmvflle is considered a
good risk financially was indicated
again Tuesday morning when the In
terstate Securities Corporation of
Charlotte entered a bid of one per
cent for a $85,000 revenue anticipa
tion note and supplemented its bid
with a premium of $1.56. Approved
by the Local Government Commis
sion, the sale of the note will cost
the town shout $85 for the use of
$86,000 for 90 days. This is equiva
lent to .982 per cent interest, t~
attructive rate for any lender.
Three financial institutions bid on
the Farmville note. Hie Bank of
Farmviile entered a flat bid of one
per cent and missed the purchase by
the slim margin of $1.56, the premium
offered by the Charlotte corporation.
The Branch Banking and Trust Com
pany offered to lend the money for
one and one-half per cent interest.
Officials of the town were well
pleased with the low Interest rate ob
tained. Short-term notes for the
Town of Jackson were cold for two
per cent interest and the Cumberland
county schools issued $116,000 at a
flat one per cent rate.
Cleveland M. Paylor, town clerk,
and John B. Lewis, town attorney
were present in Raleigh when the
bids were opened Tuesday.
Commissioners decided to issue the
note when it became apparent that
the money on hand would not be
sufficient to meet the costs of the
street improvement program. Pay
ments on street paving assessments,
which become due July 1, will enable
the town to repay the loan.
FARMVILLE GIRL JOINS
BONNER'S OFFICE STAFF |
Miss Anne Jones left Sunday for
Washington, D. C, to join the staff
of Representative Herbert C. Bonner
of the First district
Miss Jones, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. M. V. Jones of Farmville, is a
graduate of Peace College, Raleigh,
and Marjorie Webster Business Col
lege, Washington, D.. C. For the
past year she has then employed by
the FYu-mville . Leaf Tobacco Com
Mr. and Mrs. Jones accompanied
their daughter to Washington.' ?
FLY TO INDIANAPOLIS RACES
A. J. Melton and son, Allie, flew
to Indianapolis, Ind., Thursday to at
tend the 60<tmile speedway classic.
Leaving Wilson at 10 o'clock Hvurs
day morning, they readied Indiana
polis at 8 in the evening. They left
Indianapolis Saturday morning and
were back at h&me by 2:80 that
The Bell Arthur
'will hold its annual Vacation Bible
school beginning Monday morning at
9 o'clock. Four ministerial students
from Duke University?Rev. C. T.
Miller, Jr., of W. Va., Rev. Robert
Howard of Alabama, Rev. Milton Ro
binson of Texas and Rev. Pete Spits
keit of Louisiana?will lead the
school, assisted by local ladies. The
school lasts one week.
The new church bus will start out
on its route at 8:15 each morning to
pick up all children, who do not have
other means of transportation.
Revival services will be held the
same week, in the evening at 8
o'clock. Rev. Wade GolSton of Evans
dale will preach ami Rev. Spitskeit
will have charge of the singing.
Starting at 7:15; the bus each even
ing will follow its regular route in
taking members to and from church.
Vacation Bible school at the Farm
viile Methodist church will open Mon
day morning. Hours will he from
9 to 11 o'dock, daily through Friday.
The theme is "Discovering God in
the Universe." - -
Workers in the school are: director,
Miss Bettie Joyner; beginners' de
partment, Mrs. Allen Darden, Mrs.
T. E. Joyner, Jr.; primary, Mrs. L.
P. Thomas, Mrs. Ed Nash Warren;
junior, Mrs. S. T. Lewis, Mrs. Claude
Tyson; intermediate, Rev. E. R.
Clegg, Miss .BMsy Morriss; music,
Miss Elisabeth Lang; recreation,
Mrs. Marvin Speight, Miss Jane Tur
Opening Monday morning at 9
o'clock, the Presbyterian Vacation
Bible school continues through the
Beginning June 9, the Wesley Com
munity church will have its Bible
school at 4 o'clock each afternoon.
The four Duke students who are
working in this community will help
with the school.
Activities Of Local
"Lore Divine, All Loves Excel
ling" was song to open the meeting
of the Woman's Missionary Society,
Monday afternoon, with Mrs. J. R.
Sbeerin presiding. Mite Annie Far
kins, who had charge of the devo
tional, read Psahn 96, adding that it
fits into a universal religion and
stresses human redemption and di
vine glory. '
Mrs. G. D. Hathaway spoke about
"American Negroes," after which
Mrs. Shearin led in a closing pray
er. ' -
Hostesses for the social hour
which followed were Mrs. S. A. Roe
buck, Mrs. J. C. Parker, Mrs. H, D.
Johnson, Mrs. J. W. Miller, Mrs. W.
A. MeAdams, Mrs. W. J. Rasberry,
Mrs. A. B. Moore and Mrs. J. R.
Shearin. Punch, cakjs, sandwiches,
pickles and olives were
55 " i
Mrs. B. Edison Moore and Mrs. Z.
T. Cox, program leaders, dis
cussed "Walking India's Road" at
the Woman's Council, Monday after
noon. The devotional study, "And a
Highway Shall Be There and a Way,"
was led by Mrs. Clarence and Mrs.
In the absence of the president,
Mrs. Z. M. Whitehurst, vice presi
dent, presided, and announced the
opening hymn as "Blessed Assur
After the council benediction, the
members wen invited out to the
lawn where punch, sandwiches and
Mrs. T. S. Ryan was hostess to the
Episcopal Auxiliary, Monday after
noon. Mrs. Jack Lewis, educational
secretary, announced that the stuc
for the summer would be lepers; she
In New Home
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Candler have
the distinction of being the first to
occupy one of the new "01" homes
in Victory. Park. They moved in the
Flanagan home early this week.
The Candlen are new-comers to
Farmvilie, having moved here from
Henderson. He is manager of the
Farmvilie Auto Sales Company.
Several of the other homes are
nearing completion and the owners
are Muriously awaiting the day when
they can join the Candlen in having
a place of their own.
Rev. Z. B. T. Cox
Speaker Sunday At I
fr limn inn hp ii ??
Songs, a prayer by C. F. Baucom,
and a brief tribute by Bev. Z. B. T.
Cox, a former Army chaplain, and
the decoration of the graves of de
ceased veterans were included in the
Memorial day exercises Sunday after
noon at Forest Hill cemetery. The
American Legion and the Auxiliary
sponsored the service.
Rev. Cox stated, "We are here to
i day to pay tribute to those men and
women who died that we may live~
i We owe them a debt. This debt is
written in our memories and cannot
be erased. It must be paid.
"We must work without ceasing to
the end that the peace in their hearts
may be rtal. This will call for un
selfishness on our part. We cannot
fail them.- They gave their all; now
let us give our best for peace and]
Merchants Vote To
Retain Present Hours
The Board of Directors of the
Farmvilie Chamber of Commerce and
Merchants' Association met in,regu
lar session on Tuesday afternoon.
The financial statement was dis
cussed and adopted. The trade and
commerce committee reported on the
plan for the Farmvilie Bargain Days
to be held here on Thursday, Friday
and Saturday of this week.
The report on the poll of retail
merchants as to closing on Saturdays
at 6 o'clock and on the basis of the
poll it was recommended that the
hours remain at 7 o'clock. N
Sec. Sam Bundy brought to the
attention of the board the annual
Merchants' Association Convention
to be held in Raleigh on June 16 and
17. Any member of the association
is privileged to attend.
Miss Annie Perkins
Had Birthday Tuesday
Numerous friends called Tuesday
to extend birthday felicitations and
carry gifts to Miss Annie Perkins.
A veteran educator, "Miss Annie," as
she is known to hundreds of former
pupils, retired last year after 50
years of service to the schools in this
Tuesday was typical of the dayB
"Mias Annie" devotes to serving
the community. Most of the morning
was taken up with teaching Bible
schoolrin the afternoon she attend
ed a church meeting and that even
ing she was one of the hostesses to
the circle of the Baptist chnrch which
bears her name. '
The Enterprise proudly adds its
names to the list of those who wish
Annie" many more happy
ays. WmM?1' '
& ' 'J .!<? - '? ,
G I* Ivey, Sr., and C. L. Ivey, Jr.,
ttehded a meeting of the Home Se
urity Life Insurance agents in Dur
um, FViday. ... !
Service met in the church, Monday
ifternoon, with Mrs. Alton Bobbitt
3residing.' Plans to serve supper to
the men's Bible class, Thnrday night,
to have each circle take turns in fur
nishing refreshments for the Daily
Vacation Bible school
June 9,* and to have a Youth Fell?^"
ship week, June 23-27 were dmcu^
After the opening hymn, Mias Bet
tie Joyner gave the devotional Mrs.
L. E. Walston, continuing the staidy
of children, spoke about Children
and the Law."
_ocal Merchants real
Charlie Fitsgerald had charge 0f
l2l?yr C'ub pw*Ilm Tuesday
night and presented Irvin Morgan,
Jr., who introduced the guest speak
er, Stuart Carr of Greenville. Mr
Carr presented to the club the idea
of a new Put county hospital, which
would cost 1900,000, divided equally
between Federal, state and county
Mr. Carr explained that in order
for this to he accomplished the Com
missioners of Pitt county would have
to call a special election an issuing
*300,000 in bonds for the proposed
142-bed hospital. Since mJTE
members were hearing this proposal
for the first time, they were reluc
tant to express an opinion. Others,
who had given the idea much thought
and consideration, freely expressed
their ideas on the hospital.
All agreed that we need more hos
pital facilities to care for the ?Hr
ef Pitt county but- different views
prevailed as to the best method of
getting the hospital,
j The club was glad to have as its
guests the Bell Arthur school board.
John Lewis introduced Mark Smith,
Chester Worthington, G. R. Gurgan
us, Oscar Erwin and Paul Rasberry.
Mr. Worthington and Mr. Smith
made short talks.
Marvin V. Jones and Oscar G.
Spell were given the club's official
welcome to membership and were
presented with the Rotary pin.
Robert Rouse received the attend
Douglas Jones Picked
For 15. C. T. C Honorl
Announcement was made at com
mencement exercises Monday morn
ing at East Carolina Teacher* college
that Douglas Jones, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lionel R.' Jones of Farmville,
18 this year's winner of the John B.
Christenbury Memorial award pre
| ?ented annually at the college to an
Jones has served for the past two
years as president of the Varsity
club at the college. For several sea
sons he has been a member of the
basketball and tennis teams at East
He has taken part in other student
activities also. He is a member of
the Varsity club," the Veterans club,
and Phi Sigma Pi, national honorary
educational fraternity for men stu
dents. A. vice chairman of the
men's judiciary, he served in one of
the key positions of the government
association on fte campus. SjT
This year Jones was one of a ??n
group of students chosen to repre
sent the college In the nationally
known publication "Who's Who
Among Students in American Uni
versities and Colleges."
As a student Jones is specialising
in mathematics and science. He Is a
graduate of Farmville high school.
*Gr Homes Boost May
Building Permit Totals
Town of Fi
ofMay totaled , ,?MJ, ccnsiswxr
chiefly of the new homes which
former servicemen are constructing
in Victory Park, and elsewhere about
The permits follow:
Howard M. Allen, n
000; John 1". Walston,
private garage, *2,500; J.
ham, residence, *2,000; W.
residence and private garage, T?
H. C. Outland, residence, *2,000;
Farmville Oil and Fertiliser Co., stor
age garage, *600; T. C. Turnage, Jr
residence, *2,000; Joe Blount,
to porches, *80; Arthur F.
addition of room and general re
*#0D; Daniel Tyson, residence
Edward Nichola, private
utility room, *260; J.
dence and private
Herbert M. Moore,
The annual meeting of the Pitt and
Greene Electric Membership Con
ration,-more generally.known end
ferred to u the RE A, will be held'
morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock fat the
FWrmville town hall.
Among the important items
dared for action by the organ'
whoee membership rolls , now
more than 1600 names^re the
tion of three directors and rpcsl
reports from officers, directors
compittees.. Wpk'. ' ? ,
Sam D. Bandy, secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce, win be the
principal speaker and will
the risitors to Farmville. "
and business firms have m
I plans for the REA members.
Present officers and directors of
I the -corporation are: J. Lee Tugwell,
Farmville, route 2, president; Seth
Barrow, Farmville, route 1, mcm
' tary; O. L. Erwin, Farmville, route
2, W. C. Hinson, Watatonburg, route
2, J. E. newborn. Show HM, route 2,
IE. E. Net'aercutt, Snow Hill, route 2,
and J. C. Parker, Fountain, route 1,
directors. Mr. Hinson has tendered
his resignation on account of fll
health. His term expires this year
and the committee on nominations
I has nominatd Sam V. Tugwell fo* ?
I two-year term. Mr. Tugwcll's aelae
tion is subject to approval by the
membership. Directors re-nominated
for additional two-year terms jure
Mr. Nethercutt and Mr. E
ject to the membership's
Donated by merchants of
ville and Fountain, prises will be
awarded St the annual meeting.
practical and valuable gifts, with the
name of the donors, follow: Western
Auto Associate Store, electric fan;
The Turaage Company, (pnse to be
announced later); Econom"
Supply Company, electric
Southern Supply Company,
clock; Farmville Furniture C
electric lamp; Manning Refrigera
tion and Electric Service, d-1
broil master; Centre Hardware
pany, hot P1?*! ? r
Company, electric toaster; J.JJ.t'Om
W FT^ek^nS ' etectrie
Fountain Mid Sons, Fountain, electne
I. During its short history, the
bership hms staged * P1*
growth. An additional 1080
era are waking to have *K"
added to the rolls as.
town's power plant to
materials are available.
William Owens Is
Crowned Health King
William Owens, of the Farmville
Community club, and Pauline Robin
son, of the Bell Arthur Senior chw,
were crowned county eeniors king and
queen of health in an impressive
in the an
mory at Greenville.
The junior winna.. _? -
Manning of the Balvoir club and
Marcelene Ded of the Falkland jun
Dr. D. L. Moore, Greenville
cian who had been very ?
in making examinations to
'which of the 4-H club men
entitled to reign as king
of health, officiated at the
Dr. Moore made i
talk praising 4-H
alk on "Health as a part
:lubs in the