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waa r??d at ? spada! meeting
last spring 111'celebration of the
60th anniversary of the foimdfng
Realizing the heed of closer . co
operation ?-between paronta and
teacher*, a Woman's Betterment-So
ciety was organized in Farmri lie in
1907. It at once began active work
for furthering the growth of the
school in many ways. In 1906-<^, a
piano waa purchased A teacher, in
dependent of the athoel, was employ
ed to give lessons in instrumental
musk in the school building.% This
was the begriming of our masie re
partment. Miss Clyde Harrison, now
Mrs. W. J. Raaberry, was the first
teacher. The department grew so
rapidly that in 1910 the school hoard
decided to erect a two-room building
to care for the mpaic department.
Another-piano was purchased and
Misa Mary- Croom, nopr .Mra. J. T.
Thome, was employed to teach both
vocal Lad instrumental music. The
music class in 1911-12 was compos
ed of the following: Leora Barrett,
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What tm uc in FarniTille
Just walking or ridfctg mod,
Be me te step it Roftts' Pltce,
Down fa TOBACCO TOWN.
He Sella GOOD Hot PEANUTS
And aerrea them with a anile,
Then when yon eat aaate of the
Too wiB think ? 'Well, I
Life la Worth While.'
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iNoveiMt ^ jioruMi,
ner, Sallfe Keel, Mary K
Hattie Norman, Sarah Pollard, I?o
na Smith, Sue T
ed very active until 1*17.
it was rather a small
the school still bean the masks " of
the work done by the loyal band of
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-TV or instance, one oi
they bought is- still in daily
Under the supervision of Mr. G. IL
Wheeler, who became superintendent
of fhe school in 1917, a Habanfc
Teacher Association ?das organized
in the fall of 19M. Mrs. J. W. Love
lace was elected president sad An
nie Perkins, vice president. Mrs.
Lovelace served as president .until
lira. Lovelace recently wrote me
that she became rather discouraged
because of the small number of par
ents who cgme to the meetings but
while attending the chautaoqua she
met a woman who was quite fa
miliar with PTA work. She suggest
ed the room roll" call, with a
prize for the largest number of par
eats present This stimulus worked
like a charm and is still used to at
tract-the parents and procure a full
attendee. ! y>T '
The PTA has been -the'"projector
and consummator of nearly all the
forward movements of the school.
One of the very first projects was
the establishment of a domestic
t $1000 had been
fitted with the best equipment at a
coat of $700. After the stage equip
Hifij I by. the
of the community,
the 'auditorium named Perkins
Hall in her
An art exhibit was held and sever
al of the very beet pictures pur
chased for the various room*. You
will iind these pictures still hanging,
bearing the nanuw.of the donors on
copper plates. ,
A baby grand piano was purchased
in 1922, the value of tte. instrument
being *1000. In lS&'l. the PTA
brought the Carolina Playmakers to
Fhraralle: This waa quite an out
standing event of, the time.
In 1924 the Farmrille PTA her
came-affiliated with the North Caro
lina Federation of Women's ^ Clube
but withdrew in 1930 and became a
member of the National Congress of
Parents arid Teachers. ? ??
In 1928-30 a set k- The Master
Library was purchased for each
I noted in one report of 1922 the
fact that there were 100 present.
This vnjf considered an extra good
attendance at that time.
During the years 1918 to 1980, the
following served as presidents: Mrs
In 1939-40. tl|e
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school since everyone
without music no one can- he^M^ily I
by individual gifts supplemented by
the PTA treasury.
A lunchroom had been opened that
was financed far the same way. .This"
proved to be a great benefit and
It was afterwards aided by
funds. A milk campaign
tn in connection with the
hmehnoomf. This was supported by
gifts of milk agd funds from the
people of the community.
About the same time a canning
project .wks begot. $200 'was gives
to this work. The results were more
than gratifying. 4,8^9 jars of vege
tables had been canned when tfie re
port was given. ?'
In 1941 a gift was presented to
Mrs. Lovelace. Upon the suggestion
of Mrs. John Lends, a motion was
mads and carried to ask the legisla
ture to adopt a nine months' school
system throughout the state. Presi
dents daring the period 1981-1941
were: Mrs. Wesley WiHis, 1981-1933;
Mrs. J. M. Hobgood, 1988-1986;
MVs. A. Q. Roebuck, 1986-1986; Mrs.
8. V. Lore, 1936-1987; Mrs. D. R.
| Morgan, 1987-l#89r Mrs. Claude Bar
rett, 1939-1940; Mrs. LsRoy Rollins,
From 1941 to the present time the
lunch room has been the center of
much interest. It has been one of
[the great assets* of thp school. In
1941, Mrs. J. T. Thome and Mrs. B.
S. Sheppard donated the use of five
faeres of ground to be cultivated for
a school garden. The labor was to^
be donated by WPA workers.
A silver tea and shower was held
in the new gymnasium for the fit
ting put of thq gymndsium kitchen
and beautifying the grounds. Help
was given the Negro school for set
ting up and maintaining ito lunch
[room. The playground was again
re-landscaped. The PTA donated
$36.00 to the project which coat - a
| bout $150. An encyclopedia was pur
chased to meet the requirements of
a standard library.. x
In 1942-1948 the PTA made great
strides in financial ways. It was dis
closed that account number one had.
a balance of $1794.56. Account num-.
ber two had $248. Much of the
money was derived from the sale of
tobacco donated to the PTA. This
year the gymnasium stage was
equipped at a cost of $600. In 1943 a
silver cup was awarded our associa
tion for-100 per cent membership,
and being the first to Bend in yearly
plues. We became a standard associa
tion then, in 1946-1946. Much need
ed help was given to the different
phases of work. Blinds for the audi
torium were provided at a cost of
In 1946-47 the PTA sponsored and
paid the salary of the public school
| music teacher, Rosemary Holmes.
This, I think, is a climatic piece of
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