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t44JTfrftWB THntTT-HGHT FARMVILLE, PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA,
FRIDAY, JULY * 1M7
By Pitt Ladies on
New York Tour
(By Mrs. Bennett R. Fields)
The week of July -7-12, 1M7, will
be long: remembered by the 90 Pitt
County Home Demonstration Club
members, who, realisms a long
cherished desire, went on a tour to
New York City by way of Baltimore,
Washington and Philadelphia, with
stopovers and sightseeing trips in
each of these cities. Arrangements
had been made in advance by the
conductor of the tour, H. H. Bollock
of Kmaton, and Mrs. Verona Lee
Langford, home agent, for hotel :
servations, sightseeing tripe, yacht
trip, etc., so that as much as possi
ble might be included in the six
v Since it was for most of the
ladies their first visit to New York
City, it was really an adventure, un
dertaken with doubts and misgivings
by some as to whether or not they
could really take it. Incidentally;
they were for the most part a group
of not so young women, the oldest
67, the youngest 20. However, let it
be said here, that to a woman, all
proved to be good sports all the way
A special Queen City Trailways
bus (number 682), piloted by 'genial
Robert Taylor of Fayetteville, left at
6:30, Monday morning, July.7, with
the 30 club members, Mr. Bullock,
Mrs. Langford and her secretary,
Mrs. Ruel Tyson, aboard.
Mount Vernon was first on the
list of sightseeing stops and all were
much impressed with it stately beau
ty and historic atmosphere. Monday
night was spent i? Baltimore at
Hotel Emerson and all enjoyed a
stage show which featured the great
Arthur " Murray, dance instructor,
who presented his Baltimore dxnting
The next morning as we drove
through the streets we were much
impressed by the rows and rows of
shining white doorsteps of all the
buidings and the tradition that the
housewives scrub them clean every
morning. By 9 o'clock we were really
on our way to the "Big City," which
we entered by way of the Pulaski
Skyway and through the Lincoln
tuime^ under the Hudson river. Stop
ping ?t our/hbtel, the Taft, in the
heart of limes Square and Radio
City district Just long enough to jet
settled, our group visited the NBC
Studios, making a tour of the eleven
story building, accompanied by a
guide and also saw a studio produc
tion of a regular program, "Music
for America," conducted, by Leopold
The eveniogs's enterainment was
a* Radio City Music Hall, the
world's largest theater, with the
Rockettes, a dancing group, perform
ing. A ride on the subway and a
night view of Broadway and the
"Great White Way" are "musts" to
a New York (Sty visitor. These, came
up to our e^pectattomf beyond any
Wedsnaday morning saw everyone
assembled in the hotel lobby blight
and early, ready and anxious to get
started on the grand tour of the city
which included East Side, West Side,
the Bowery, Midtown apd a 30
ramUte stop in quaint Chinatown.
The famous "Little Church Around
the Conner," "The Cathedral of St
John, the Divine," the largest and
most beautiful in the world (though
unfinished) and Rockefeller's million
dollar church were outstanding
points of interest Grant's Tomb, the
York home of Mrs. Roosevelt,
jJdepie of the United
of famous movie
other famous people
A glass-topped bus
this tour so that a
view of aH the sights
Omof the highlights of the
Studies In New York
will be interested to
team (that Wat Mary Faye Rogers,
daughter at Rev. and Mia. Car! W.
Rogers of Chattanooga, Tens., Is
continuing bar study of voice at
Juiliard's School of Music, New York
City, this summer, with Conrad Baa,
(Helen Tranbel's coach and accom
panist) and Anna Hetman.
Mrs Rogers is the former Miss
Daisy Holmes of Farmville. - j
Activities Of Local .
Mrs. J. M. Mewborn and Mrs. J. C.
Corbett had charge of the program
and the devotional at Circle 1 Mon
day afternoon using the ame to
pics is were used by the night circle.
Mrs. V. G. Dupree, Jr., presided in
the absence of Hie chairman, Mrs.
The hostess, Mrs. J. M. Stansill,
served an iced fruit drink, sandwich
es, .nuts and cookies in the social
The meeting of Circle 2 was held
in the home of Mrs. C. F. Baucom
Monday evening with Mrs. Joe'Flake
presiding. During the business ses
sion the home mission book was
started on its rounds.
Mrs. W. H. Moore, Jr, program
leader, talked on the topis, "Sunday
School Depends on the Home." Mrs.
Cherry Eastey, Bible leader, took her
scripture from the- "Sermon on the
Mount" and spoke about the subject,
"Do I Do What I Say?" She ad
journed the meeting with prayer.
Mrs. W. A. Pollard, Jr., recent
bride, was guest of honor in the so
cial hour when brick ice cream,
homemade chocolate cake and salted
nuts were served.
There were 22 present with half
the number being guests.
Imperial Will Operate
Its Plant This Year
The Imperial Tobacco Co., Ltd,
will resume operation of its plant
here for the coming season for the
first time since 1939. A complete
force will be on hand to maintain
* The plant of- the Farmville Leaf
Tobacco Company was destroyed by
fire in October, 1939. In July, 1?0.
this company, leased the Imperial
plant, and kept it in operation until
Up to this time there have been
-no indications that the Farmville
Leaf Tobacco Company will " build a
plant here. For the coming season
the company plans to operate a
green market, shipping purchases to
affiliated redrying plants outside
Practically the entire staff of -the'
Farmville Leaf Tobacco .Company
will remain in Farmville, while the
Imperial Will have a much larger
force than it has had since 1939.
Bert Watkins of the Atlanta, Qa.,
Bureau of Public Roads, is being
transferred to the "Raleigh office of
the Public Roads Administration
whan he will serve as administrative
officer. Mrs. Watkins will join him
in Raleigh soon. Mr. Watkins spent
the week end here with bis mother,
Mrs. Helen Horton.
ed yesterday morning with prises
ranging several cents below open
ing averages of a year fl|
far their bookSlo, Many farmers
were selling to the Tohscco Coop
erative Stabilization Osrporation.
It was the agency
er cent of the
Daring the first hoar of the
opening, eaction tobacco brought
between 46c end 47c at Valdoota.
A lew of 14c given for
leaf and 5?c for silky
tors on this market -
First Id baskets at Vidalia sold
for an average of 4S.5 cents with
the top prices later in the morning
reaching tide. * -
Prices averaged 44c at Statee
Nancy Lewis And 7
ECTC Seniors Manage
Home *Bc' Cottage
The home management home con
ducted by the department of home
economic* at East Carolina Teachers
college,, which was closed during the
first summer Session, 1ms been open
ed for' the second six weeks' term,
with Mrs. Adelaide E. Bloxton, di
rector of the department, in charge
of the work. Eight home economics
seniors are living there and teaming
the various phases of home manage
ment through practical experience.
These students are Ruth-If.'Lassi
ter of Four Oaks, Nancy Lewis of
Ffcrmville, Edith Mpore of Bowden,
Dorothy Wheeler of Boas on, Billie
W. Perry and Doris Duke Strange of
Lotdsburg, Catherine Dexter of Rich
lands, and Arm S. Cottre 11 of Oxford.
They will begin their summer-pro
gram of social events in the home
management house with a tea for
public school teachers attending the
annual vocational home economics
teachers conference on the campus
(his week.' During the summer they
will also be hoatesaes at a series of
MOVE INTO TEACHERAGE
AT BELL ARTHUR SCHOOL
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Bass and their
two sons hare moved to the teachw
are at Bell Arthur. Mr. Bass is the
new agriculture teacher for Farm
ville high school.
TENNIS COURTS READY
. The two tend* courts located at
the municipal playground have beelT
improved and are ready tot use.
Mr. and Mrs. O .G. Spell and Mr.
and Mrs. O. G. Spell, Jr., and son,
Glenn, of Goldshoro have* returned
from a visit to Mr. and Mrs. -Ben
Sprague in Rochester, N. Y., a trip
through the New York and Penn
sylvania mountains and from a s?ay
at Rouse's Point, N. Y.
"vrg" ?' ? ii Vi iii'T ? miHf i riiinl" r"i
Highway Patrol He**
A .scathing - denunciation of the.
lenient attitude of courts toward
reckless drivers and an equally
scorching criticism . of law-abiding
citizens who shonr'jttjle concern over
North Carolina's mounting death
toll from automobile accidents. were
features of the address Colonel H. 3.
(Doggie) Hatcher, head of the StateI
Highway Patrol, delivered Tuesday]
night at a joint meeting of
Farmville Rotary and Kiwanis clubs.]
i After summarizing details of safe
ty laws passed by the 1M7 Legisla-I
h *k)L ]
B ? Wl? ? I
-.J: . ' - ;
Henry Johnson, had ?
oTtfee program. Guests ind
Leslie Everett, brother-in-law of Ro
terian Paul K. Ewell; Qiffond Davis
of Atlanta, Ga-, brother-in-law of
Kiwani&n Gaial Modlin; Jotany Hat
cher, sop of the speaker and guest
of Kiwanian Larry Taylor; Charles
W- Baucom, guest of Kiwani
son; Q4is Taylor, guest of ?
Jones; Police Chief Lloyd Lucas i
Policemen Joe Gregory and Tanner,
of the Eaimvills department; "
Ste'ffighwaSgt- WitaM1 ?f
Grants Farai Loans
The Federtel Land Bank of Colum
bia made a total of slightly more
than 11 million dollars fe new long
term mortgage loans to fanners for
the fiscal year ending June 30,
statement received from
H. Scarborough, president of
the bank, by W. G. Standi!,
tary-treasurer of the Washington
National Farm Loan
These loans which were made
through Local national farm loan as
sociations represent the largest vol
ume of new loans for any year since
1934, and were distributed as fol
lows: North Carolina,
South Carolina, $1,808,761; Georgia,
$3,648*082; and Florida, $2,326,320.
Loan amounting to $188,250 were'
made through the Washington Na
tional Farm Loan Association," said
Farmers Set Record In
Bank Loans And In
Reflecting the increased costs ' of
producing crops and the availability
of more farm equipment, the volume
of bank credit used by North Caro
lina farmers is currently higher than
it waa a year ago, according to W. H.
Wools rd, president of the Guaranty
Bank and Trust Company, who rep
resents the North Carotin* Bankers
Association as "Pitt County Key
"However, North Carolina farm
families are probably in the strong
est financial position that they have
ever been," Mr. Woolard said. "Con
tinuing high turn incomes make it
possible to finance operations out of
income and when credit is used, it is
retired when crops are sold."
Reputing on the results of a third
national survey of bank lending made
by the Agricultural Commission of
the American Bankers Association,
Mr. Woolard said that North Caro
lina fanners used only a portion of
the' bank credit available to them in
1946. However, the 207 insured'com
merrial hanks which serve agricul
ture in this state made 187,686 loans
to 75,766 fsriners. These loans ag
gregated $67,209,000, of which $23,
400,000 remained outstanding on
January 1, 1947. Banks had at least
$199,815,000 available for additional
loans to farmers if the demand exist
Daring 1946, lows on farm real
estate in North Carolina increased
slightly. There were 6,731 (arm
mortgagee made for a total amount
of $15,683,000; and $15,046,000 of
this volume remained outstanding on
January 1, 1947. Hie farm mortgage
debt is higher than it was a year
ago, although it still remains only
about one-half of the'volume that
existed in the comparable period fol
lowing World War L
Farm production loans classed
other loans to farmers" wqre made
to 67,883 farmers by North Carolina
banks during 1946, in an aggregate
amount of $49,215,000. The produc
tion loans averaged only $726 each.
The farmers' short term debt posi
tion is favorable; and although they
money last year, they
bade a larger percentage of the
borrowed. Another favorable
factor in the- present situation is that
the farmers own substantial savings
in cash, bank deposits and United
A possible source of danger lies in
the trend towards the higher cost of
equipment and improvements which
sy reafch a point where these pur
not be financed out of cur
'Another factor to the North Ca
agricultural picture which
price of farm lands. Bated on 1912
x, at K)0, the ave._?
land prices of the state on Match 1,
1947, reached 810, compared with 223
at the peak of the land boom in 1920.
MR "* j***'
i 16 * 1
fcL , " -m
(?-Mirth Carolina Bankers A*
a and dm Agricultural Cora
of the American Bankers
Association are working together to
farmers of our state to a
icial position. We* are
customers to limit
This explah^fjthe latest
national defense. ~
Hie Senate and the House have
voted to "unify" the Army, Navy,
and Air Force.
This isn't a merger Or melting to
gether of the armed services. An it
means is getting them to work better
together for national
'! For example, it
1. Better teamwork in planning.
2. They can save money, time, ef
fort, materials, and manpower in
buying what they need. 1 4
The Army, Navy, and. Air Force
wiH be under their own civilian sec
retaries and their own commanders.
They'll be separate branches of the
armed .forces. \
Bat all of them will be under a
"Secretary of National Defense."
That is a new Job. It's never existed
in this country before. .
All this seems so natural and use
ful you might think it would have
been done long ago.
True, it's been cooking for a long
time. But it haaftt been easy to do.
And it isn't finished. It should be
soon. There's, still a slight hitch.
This is it: The Senate voted for
one biU to unify the services; the
House voted for another.
The bills arc almost identical. But
there are some differences.
The House and Senate will try to
iron out these differences by setting
up a joint committee?called a con
ference committee?of both houses.
It's expected an agreement will be
reached quickly. Then the bill agreed
to by both house will be sent to the
President for him to sign into law,
Hell sign it promptly, because, to
a large degree, he's pushed hard for
The idea of unification isn't new.
There's been talk of it since World
Since 1921 at least 60 bills to unify
the armed Services have been intro
duod into Congress.
A number of studies wen made.
But until now no action was taken.
Yet the reel drive, for unification did
spring out of World War II.
That war showed some real weak'
ness in this-country's national de
fense set-up. For example: The
scrambling the Army and Navy did
to get what they needed when the
war started. , ^4.'-";,
If they had had a plan, ready they
could have saved time, money, ef
The admirals didn't want to wind
up being bossed by a general. The
geneialB wanted to be sure they
didn't lose ground to the Navy.
And the Air. Forces didn't want to
be under the thumb of this Army or
Navy. It wanted to run its own
Last year the Army came up with
one plan for unification. The Navy
came up .with another. They were
miles apart. ?
Even though President Truman
asked for. action, the 1946 Congress
went home without doing anything.
Before this year's Congress con
vened in January, Mr, Truman final
ly got the Army and Navy to agree
on a single plan
He gave this plan to the Congress
in February. Since then committees
of both houses have held hearings on
the unification plan.
Finally, both committees okayed
the plan, passed the word on to the
House and Senate, tod both houses
this month voted for it
Mr. and Mrs- Sam D. Bundy, Miss.
Tabitha DeVisconti and Mrs. J. W.
Joyner attended" a dinner and reor
ganization meeting of the Pitt Coun
ty Tuberculosis association in Green
ville Friday. Mr. Bundy/Mtss. De
end J. W. Joyner wert
dal subject* in
for the coming year,
incement hy 4
Miss little is a graduate of Eaat
Carolipa Teachers college and
last year in the Erwtn schools, Har
"^TStium of IfiM little again
completes the faculty for the 1947-48
term. She was appointed to fill the
vacancy orested by the resignation of
Hiss Harriett Cheetaat of Show Hill.
> ? i 'Wi' no... i
58 Greene Farmers
. Make Tour Oxford
^ Experiment Station
Fifty-eight Greene comfy farmers
made a tour of the Oxford Experi
ment Station, July 18, to observe the
experimental work g carried out
by the station oh tobacco. A keen
interest was shown Vy the group-in
the work being done on varieties,
fertilization, topping and suckering,
crop rotation, tobacco curing, and
special interest was shown , by the
group in the research work on the
different varieties resistant to black
shank and Granville wilt diseases. It
was a very profitable day for those
tobacco farmers in attendance.
New cases of black shank, and
Granville wilt are being found each
day. by the farm agent and his aides.
Fanners having outbreaks of dis
ease are urged to call on as for iden
tification of the disease. In So do
ing, we can assist in suggestions for
resistant types of tobacco and crop
rotation for 1948.
Pfc. Samuel EX Brock
Completes Course At
Keesler Field, Miss.
Pfc. Samuel E. Brock, am of Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Brock of Farmvilte,
this week was graduated from
of the world's greatest educational
programs?one of the Air Training
Command's airplane mechanics train
ing courses at Keeakr Field, Missis
sippi. ? , ~ " ' W 1
The training he received in the
mechanics school covered basic air
plane and engine mechanic opera
tions. The technical course <
over a period of approximately 16
weeks instruction,'i in '
aircraft electrical systems,
operation, fuel and oil Bystem*, pi
pellers, structures, instruments and
basic inspection. This qualified Aim
for additional specialized training in
the maintenance of heavy bombers,
cargo planes, Jet and rotor aircraft.
line Extended to Jan.
The deadline for reinstating GI
suranoe without a physical
tioii has been extended from August
1, 1947, to January 1, 1948. This
means that most veterans may rein
state their GI insurance without a
physical examination anytime up to
January 1. All a veteran needs, is to
in as' good
sign s statement he is in as good
health as he was when his insurance
lapsed and submit two monthly
premiums to the Veterans Adminis
tration. Of course, this does not ap
ply If the veteran has converted to
s permanent plan of National Ser
vice Life Insurance. P'! .
Veterans are invited^ to jnabe u?
tact office, National G mrd Armory,
Greenville, for information or a
in their insurance or any
to the Vet
BASEBALL HERE SUNDAY
South Edgecombe and
teams of the Bright Belt
play here Sunday afternoon at
o'clock. Admission will be 26 fcei
year's all-time record
first forecast made
i subject I
To inform motorists
shock) know in order to
drivers licenas in North
Coleman W Roberts,
Caroline Motor Club.
timely articles prepared using the
Driver Manual issued by the High
way Safety Division of (he North
Carolina Department of Motor Vehi
cles as a reference guide.
These articles concern. "General
Information and the Eye Tert, "Mead
Sign Test." "Road Rules Teat," and
"Practical Driving Teat." When you
apply for your examination, you
should have a' car in which to take
the test, have somebody "who la a
licensed driver with you if you an *
applying for a license for the first
time, have the fee to pay for your
license and be familiar with driving
rules and safe driving practices.
To be eligible for a driver's license
in North Carolina you must he at
least 16 yean old. Application for
s license for a person under 18 years
of age must be countersigned by a
parent, guardian or employee. You
may apply for a license at one of the ' J
Department of Motor Vehicle exami
nation stations. . jS?j|sjrey
The two types of driver's IthMils"j
obtainable an operator and chauf
feur. Chauffeur's licenses must be
renewed on July 1 each year and a
person must be 18 years of agf to
procure one and must be 21 yean old
to drive a public passenger-carrying
vehicle. Pee for both operator's and
chauffeur's license is $2.00 for the
original and bO cents for a duplicate.
Ihe operator's license is effective"
for four years. I
A person' who drives a read roller
or road machinery if it is only being \
moved from one job to another does
not need a license of ari^ kind. It is
possible to obtain an instruction per
mit frem an examiner, which is good
for 80 days, but yon must be accom
panied by a licensed driver sitting in :Jfj&
the seat beside you while you are
earning to drive.
This permit may be extended mere
than a month if necessary.
_ Driver's licensee must be carried
always while driving and yon must
diow your license to any law en
forcement official who asks for it,
also to any person involved in an
accident with yon if he requests to
lee your license. .
Restricted licenses can he issued to
Aiose persons needing special equip
ment to drive. To keep your license
up to date, any change of nameor
addroas should be sent to the Depart
ment of Motor Vehicles, eje mlmmm*!
Out of state dihwi may tan >
tome state license for a period of pot
move than 90 days In North Caro
lina providing the motor vehicle is
Yen must first be
fob in North
The Highway Safety Division ex
aminers, according to the Driver
Manual, may ask you the fo
questions which-a - careful studs
this article will
L Why is a driver's |
2. How old must you be to get a
regular driver's license?
3. What are the four tests given
4. When does your driver's license
spire? ;>-i i-i'N
5. Under what, conditions
6. How long can you. drive in
North Carolina on an out of
1. How old must 3
tar % chauffeur's
8. When driving, 1
9. OIUHUO you np?? ? craiga
kddreas to the ~ *" --^j(j|g