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Farm And Home Week
Will Be a Vacation For
Farm Men and Women
In a statement this weak urging
aa WtUtf turn men and women
possible to attend Farm\nd Home
We^k, Jacob M. Piekler, president,
tion, said h? eouM think of no tet
ter opportunity for tte farmers of
this state to take a week's very prof
"Farmers and farm
tending 1947 Farm and Home Week
will te able to taka home with them,
of the latest information per
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This former ssi wit <iimn his made
many friends since opening a busi
ness here shortly after the close of
taining to the various farm enter
prises in which they are engaged,
and by putting this into practice
should increase their 'farm income
and make farming a more profitable
business," he said.
The event, which is scheduled to
be held on State College campus, the
week of August 26-29, will furnish
some of the latest research findings
and developments made in the prog
ress of North Carolina agriculture.
In addition to the many exhibits, de
monstrations, and tours, there will
be a group of outstanding speakers
who will speak on state, nation
and international affairs affecting
rural people. Among these are:
Dwight D, Eisenhower, Army Chief
of Staff; Miss Dorothy Thompson,
internationally known journalist;
Congressman Stephen Face of Geor
gia; J. B. Hutson, newly elected
president of the board of directors of
Tobacco Associates, Inc.; and Dr. T.
B. Hutcheson, Dean of the school of
agriculture, Virgin!* Polytechnic In
stitute, Blaeksburg, Va. r
Informal talks arid discussions
that will deal with new and improved
methods and procedures for farm and
home activities will include such fac
tors as crop and livestock produc
tion, farm mechanisation, rural
health, family Matiouahips* home
food supply, labor saving devices,
and other points involved in family
Jane: "I refused Henry two months
ago, and he's' been drinking steady
Jean: "I think that's carrying a
celebration too far."
Although hatchings of poults dur
ing the early months of 1947 were
about 20 to 26 per cent below last
year, in reecnt months they have
been only 10 per cent beloy.
S333 5S?Runa W.
Conference, which was held at Win
and laymen, met to consider the im
plications of the general theme, "For
Man, the Land, and God." Baaed up
; this, the procedure was to seek to
an adequate policy and pro
the rural churches of
across the nation.
"In the 168 years since American
Methodism was formally organised,
the-church has been busy in occupy
ing the territory and seeking to ex
tend ita influence into all parts of
"First, there was the necessary ex
pansion to keep up with the frontiers
of a growing nation; then, there was
the challenge of Asia, India, the
Dark Continent, and the islands of
the seas. . r< ' V* . . ? '
"Now, with the church so estab
lished that the aim never seta on its
open altars, there has come an im
mediate need to look to the soil in
which the roots' of our church are
; planted, and the demand for a J?
thinking of our responsibility to the
little white church."
Many nationally known speakers
were heard, among whom were Dr.
Hugh H. Bennett, chief of the Soil
Conservation Service' of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Dr. Boy
L. Smith, editor of the Christian Ad
vocate of Chicago, and Bishop W. C.
Martin of Topeka, Kansas.
Some 60 delegates from North
Carolina attended. Mr. Sam B. Und
erwood, Jr., of Greenville was in at
(Editor's note: Rev. Thylor also at;
tended the conference.)
MISS EPPERSON, MR. SKINNER
1ARE MARRIED IN VIRGINIA j
Lawrenceville, Va?The wedding
of Miss Betty Lee Epperson, daugh
ter of Mr. arid Mrs. Clinton L. Ep
person, of Lawrenceville, and Benja
min Jesse Skinner?- Jr., of Lawrence
ville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
j. Skinner, of FarmviUe, took place
Aug. 9 in the lawrenceville Metho
dist Church. The Rev. Harold H.
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her father, wore a gown of
white satin, fashioned with a sheer
yoke of illusion in off-shoulder ef
fect. Her full-length veil of illusion
fell from a Juliet cap .of satin, edged
with orange blossoms. She carried a
white orchid on a prayer book show
ered with- stephanotis,
Miaa Daphne "Epperson, of Rich
mond, was her sister's maid of hon
or. She wore a yellow dress made
with a lace bodice arid a net skirt.
Mrsf William J. Hodnall, of New
port News, another sister of the
bride, was matron of honor. Both
wore matching elbow-length lace
mitts, and carried arm bouquets of
jyuxed summer fiowsrs. Master
Joseph HudnaH of Newport News,
the ring bearer and Miss Mary
Dietrich of Saadstdn was the
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> Heary M. Skinner of ? ~
hie brother's bast man,
ushers were P. Pari Williams, Wal
ter D. Wholey, Carl D. Grady
Richard S. Beach, all of
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Immediately following the care
raeoy, a reception waa held at the
home of the bribe's parents, after
which the couple left for a Southern;
The 1947 acreage of com for har
vest in North Carolina is estimated
at ?,182*000 acres, and . prospective
yields point to a crop equal to the
68,914,000 bushels harvested in
The North Carolina 1947 spring
pig crop totaled 831,000 head, an in
crease of six per cent over last
One of the best known grower* and
Humes* men in this section, he has
een appointed local manager for the
rata phyafcfcfc are^uged to
once. Those desiring to
^WrenJ?mmittod at tiie ^county
their children Wednesday afterqpons,
between 1 and 4:30. '
Buy ? Bank ? SeO in Farattflle!
We Are Proud of the
? AND WE GLADLY JOIN OTHfcR
BUSINESS FIRMS HERE IN EX
TENDING TO THE FARMERS OF
EASTERN CAROLINA ...
? A CORDIAL WELCOME -
Your Home, Farm
Prices You Can
Afford to Pay
Center Hardware Co.
FARMVILLE, N. C.
LESS THAN 1 BARN
1000 USING FMC!
This Proves Florence-Mayo
Carers Are Sale.
In 1946 eastern Carolina tobacco
?farmers saw two million dollars
go up in flames. 1,412 tobacco
bams burned to the ground. Thou
sands upon thousands of dollars
lost because |pf inferior curing
?ij - a
built for longer mileage-wtfer
riding, faster atopping.
FMSt-SERVICE M TOWN!
? You can alw ays be sure of
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THE LARGEST CROP
YIELD and the FINEST
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^ \ . * ? ^ * s %' y"
Year after year .,. ^
? BALANCED, QUICK ACTING FO(tt> THAT CONTAINS
ALL THE VITAL ELEMENTS and HAS EARNED a REP
UTATION AS AN OUTSTANDING PRODUCER OF FINE
CROPS WHEREVER USED.
Smith-Douglass, Co., Inc.
JACK LEWIS, Manager Farmville Of flee
113 East Wilson Street
S - CHOPS
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