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The Farmville enterprise. (Farmville, Pitt Co., N.C.) 1910-current, June 06, 1947, Image 1

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BOOST |t FARMVILLE EVERY DAY! : ?,?? -- i 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 Washington. 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, Fayetteville. Prior to his entrance into service,! Gay was employed by the Farmvillej Radio Shop. Kindergarten Class Presents Program I Mrs. Florence Thome's kinder garten presented its annual program at the high school auditorium, Thursday evening with seven mem bare graduating. 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 Bells." 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 gram. The decorating committees wishes to express its thanks through these columns to the Farmvjlle Furniture Company for the use of rags and furniture. 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 Union. 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 rMH wn M ' V. e ??? X % 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 ber. 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. . | eer Type Setti 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 reatmng." -"v Witt the exception of the times he The Ente* 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 of 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 f f ~ Town Short-Term 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 pany 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 afternoon. 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. Fannville Methodist 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 nage. FaraviHe Presbyterian Opening Monday morning at 9 o'clock, the Presbyterian Vacation Bible school continues through the week. 1 Wesley ' 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 Church Organizations 1 Baptist "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 "v Christian 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. Howard Moye. 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 cookies KM 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 "American Mis 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. R.at ? Rev. Z. B. T. Cox Speaker Sunday At I Memorial Services 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] freedom." 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 section. 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 Farmville. At The 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 governments. 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 ance prise. 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 outstanding student-athlete. 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 [ Carolina. 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 I Building Town of Fi ofMay totaled , ,?MJ, ccnsiswxr chiefly of the new homes which former servicemen are constructing in Victory Park, and elsewhere about the town. 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 heating pad. 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 ior club. 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 ?Mb wotk." Kings and :lubs in the :o the

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