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? Although it is tacked ?way in the
southwest corner of. Pitt county,
Farmvillc'is the heart of the world's
finest tobacco-growing section, in
cluding ^ Pitt, Edgecombe, Wilson,
Lenoir and Greene counties, and its
central location is recognized bv to
Bacgonists ,who, when they want to
discuss matters of belt-wide import
ance, gather in Farmville for their
Governed by a group of progres
sive men who .take their position on
the Board of Commissioners serious
ly, the town! often advantages
equalled by nojrther town of its size
in this section and excelled by few
towns of any size in North Carolina.
The town's hoard is headed by
Mayor J. W. Joyner, who takes great
pride in the street improvements and
forward strides Farmville has made
in the past 12 months. Composing
the board are: John M- Stamsitl,
whose experience as a banker has
been helpful in the consideration of
financial matters; Curtis H. Flana
gan, whose conscientious work ' has
been .reflected in activities of the
group; W. Alex Allen, ? whose
thoughful deliberation and common- j
sense reasoning enter every matter; j
Walter B. Jones, a new-comer to tiie
board who is justifying the j>opula
rity and confidence he enjoys by
sponsoring progressive action, and J
Roland Lang, Jr., another'first-term
er whose business ability and deli
berate reasoning have bedn assets to
The board has employed efficient
personnel be carry out its policies.
In the town office, Cleveland M.
Paylor directs the work and has an
Sble corps of assistants. W. A. Mc
Adams is superintendent of the po
wer and water plant, work that he f
has efficiently performed for near
ly 30 years. Lloyd T. Lucas directs ~f
the work of his capable policemen. }
Barry Taylor, '-wjjio often fs seein pick
ing up particles of paper or trash
thrown on the street by a careless
person, sets an excellent example for
the other employees in the street de
pertinent. I. D. Kirklin, who came
here several weeks ago as head of
the R. E. A., is justifying the con
fidence placed in him by the board.
From' an educational ?* standpoint,
Farm vi 11c has excellent schools, both
white and .colored. The white school
is one of 69- in North Carolina on
he Southern Association's list of Ac*
credited Secondary. Schools. The col
>red school is one of the best in* this
section of "the state, evidenced by the
'act that its superintendent, H. B.
3ugg, is recognized as an excellent
schoolmaster ? and has often beenr
ailed upon to help with matters of
mportance to the community and
:ounty. The Parent-Teacher Assoc* i
ation, with 603 paid members, is the
argest ih the state.
Few towns offer recreational ad
vantages that Farmville does. A
iwimming pool, municipal park and
folf coursd are some of the facilities
ise4 by Farmville people and many
fom neighboring towns. The town
sas the only DAB chapterhouse'in
.he state and one of three"fy the'
No commimtiy can be progressive
end remain that way without church
is" to foster, spiritual activities.
Farmville boasts excellent churches,
with capable pastors NWho cooperate
in directing affairs pertaining to the
spiritual growth of,the conftnunity.
The list includes Baptist, Christian,
Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian.
Free Will -Baptist and Catholic. -
Other advantages offered by. the
town and market are listed else
where in this special edition: of The
Enterprise. Added together, they
make Farmville the finest town in
these parts. ?
Remind yourself that you ought to
be putting aomethlhg aside for your
next year's taxes
The above map, showing Farmville as the heart of the world's finest"
tobacco growing district, is pictorial evidence that the town should be
the business, agricultural add financial hub of sever*! counties.
CHARLES S. EDWARDS
Mr. Edwards, Farmville funeral
director, is Commander of the
Fattnville Post, American Legion, 4
which opens its 'Fall activities
Friday, Sept. 6, with a picnic
supper at Am Municipal park. -
Pitt Ranks Among
Nation's First 100
Foar North Carolina counties rank
with the first-UK) in the nation in
the value of farm products sold or
used by farm households, it was re
ported by State Agriculture . Com
missioner W. Kerr Scott on the basis
of recently-released 1944 farm fig
ures gathered by the Federal gov
ernment. ". " .
Robeson county ranked 89th in the
nation, rising from 50th place during
the five-year period beginning in
1939, and third in the south.
Johnston county waa 58th among
the! 100 leading counties, dropping
from 45th place In 1939; Pitt was
61st, falling from 50th; and Wake,
which did not place in the first 100
in 1939, was in 85th place in 1944. *
The five top spotr in the value of
farm products were taken by Califor
nia counties, with Los Angeles county
leading the, nation in 1944 and in
Value of farm products sold or
used by farm households in t$e four
North Carolina counties in 4944.was
*24,604,994 in Robeson; $21,676,782 in
Johnston; $20,962,613 in Pitt;' and
$18,195,360 in Wike, which rose, from
$7,195,456 in 1939.
Robeson was excelled in the South
Duly by the nationV"champion cotton
producing county, Mississippi, in Ar
kansas, and by Polk, county in' Florida.
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Municipally owned plant of
3 Diesel Engines. A Fourth
to be added this year.
ned plant, 24 ?
hour capacity, 1,440,000 , ?
L. T. LUCAS, Chiefs
B. R. FIELDS
J. A. GREGORY
C. C. TANNER