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VOLUME THIRTY-EIGHT MHVIIU, PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER #, 1?47 NUMBER SEVENTEEN
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SALES ON FAJUMLU TOBACCO
TAmr.comwE ucht, ?
UTnf OUNCE NOTED HI PRICES
Through Tuesday of this week,)
1,424,262 pounds of tobacco- had been
sold in Farmville's five warehouses}
this sens an, bringing ? total of morel
than $600,000 and averaging $43.001
Sales equivalent to opening day's I
offerings were staged Friday, the
last day the market was open prior J
to Labor Day holiday.
Sales were resumed Tuesday, with I
light offerings but an upward trend |
Prices ware weaker Wednesday I
and Thursday, with losses from $1 [
to $4 that wiped out Tuesday's gain.
The Eastern North Carolina mar
ket showed its biggest volume of}
sales this season on Tuesday.
Sales time on the Eastern North I
Carolina market, begining Thursday,}
was Increased to five hours daily. [
Previously, the market had been ope
rating on a four-hour sales schedule.
The Border Beltr ^uiowed most I
smoking leaf and cutiett down from I
$1 to $4 from Tuesday, with most
medium and better quality leaf and I
lugs showing similar declines. Sev
eral of the markets reported blocked |
At The Rotary Club
At the regular meeting of the Ro
tary club Tuesday night Dr. W. M
Willis had charge of the program
and presented Dr. Karl B. Pace of
Greenville as speaker of the even
ing. Dr. Pace talked about the pro
posed new Pitt county hospital,
pointing out that North Carolina is
one of the states to receive Federal
aid for such an institutions. Because
it has one of the lowest national
debts, this state is in a position to
receive this aid, which will bo one
third of the cost- The state furnish
es one third and the county the other
Deeming it wise that the mtisens
of Pitt vote to have the hospital lo
cated in the county, Dr. Ppee noted
that the government kxuf .will not
have to be paid back. If some ad
joining county gets the hospital, the
taxpayers ot Pttt will be called on
to 4WT Of its expense. He re
miudad hi* listeners that Tuesday,
Uoptembst- 16, is the day to vote.
Visitors were Dr. Phoe ~?nd Knott
Proctor of Greenville and Edwin
S?ven Pines dub
Has Annual Picnic
Th* flofen Plnee Rome Demon
stration club held it* annual picnic
o* Tuesday evening, August 3fl, *t
4 o'clock ftt the swimming pool and
municipal put fo Fsrmville,
Mrs. Clifton Hilt*, president, rh
asunoed that supper was ready and
Dr Charles B. Fltsgerald, * guest,
?atoned Hi?nt? A "lenje aunner of
fried chicken, barbecue, h*m, potato
iM, deyiled eggs, tomatoes, rolls,
various ldnda of **ndwiok?* and cold
drinks were served to about M club
Kiss Hiaee of Greenville was a
FAMILY NIGHT OBSHBVHD
IT FOUNTAIN U, 0. CLUB
The Fountain Ho
Han stab held its first family night
Sunday at the home ?f the
Mrs, J, C. Parker, with Mrs, John
Tuck as no hfiatnas A sW?
as spr?d m tha 1mm in front of
At., ftn 1, . . L._.
Im* flnW WW#.
Group singing was led- by Mrs.
onni* Johnston said a movie 1
in Nash county was shown. It
with the plants* and ears of the
Mrs. Parker, who
at Farm add
ROSCOE A. FIELDS, SR. PASSES
FOLLOWING LONG ILLNESS
Final rites for Roscoe A. Fields,
3r., 60, who died Sunday following
in illness of several months, were
?abducted Monday afternoon at _ 4
)'clock by the Bev. 'E. R. Clegg,
MLstor of the Methodist Church, at
he Farmville Funeral Home. Inter
neirt was in Hollywood cemetery.
Mr. Fields.was the son of Mrs.
l>ula Askew Forbes and the late Al
'red Fields of Farmville. He was
>orn January 19, 1887. He was a
nember of the Methodist Church.
He was publicity director and sales
rapervisor of the Farmville tobacco
narket until ill health forced him to
resign about two' years ago.
Surviving are his mother; his wife,
he former Jennie Newell of Greene
rounty; one daughter, Mrs. John E.
ting of Farmville; one son, R. A.
Fields, Jr., Robersonville; two half
listera, Mrs. Lula Forbes of Farm
ville and ? Mrs. Jack Hardy of La
3range; a half brother, Earl Forbes
>f Hampton, Va., and four grand
Active pallbearers were Wave 0.
dolston, Robert Rouse, James Monk,
Mi son and Theodore Moor?, Henry
Johnson, W. Leslie Smith and Grov
sr Webb of Pinetope.
Activities Of Local
"Indian > Life" was the program
topic Led by Miss Elvira Tyson at
the Y. W. A. Monday night. A true
false quiz dealing with India was
conducted in connection with the
Miss Myrtle Nichols used Psalm
19 for the devotional,
- The hostess, Mrs. H. B. Humphrey,
served pineapple upside down cake
topped with whipped cream and
cherries to the members and a spe
cial guest, Mrs. George Davis,
Mooting with Mrs. Lloyd Smith
Monday evening, the members of
Group 1 heard Mta. G. M- Shirley
give the devptignal study and Mrs.
Henrietta M. Williamson,- the pro
The dhalrman, Mrs. F. A, DanJen,
Mraf L. R- Turage, in whose home
Group S mot Tuesday evening, was
devotional leader. Mrs. Lawrence
Moye of Maury made a report on the
International Convention of the Dis
eiples of Christ which was held in
Buffalo, N. Y? recently.
A fruit drink, rookies and nuts
served to IS members and one
Group 4 was given a report an the
International Convention' by Mrs.
Moye at its meeting in the
home of Mrs. Lewis Allen Monday
night. 9 i
Mrs. Robert MeClary read Mat
5.13-17 and led in prayer.
Mae Moore and
Gets Loan Of $1,000
Funds Will BtUitiT* Construct
Seven Mile* Of Tie Lift* Ami 2*6
Mile. Of Conversion) Ale*
Provides New Sobetatien ,
Officials of the Piti^Greene Elec
tric Membership Corporation have
been notified by the Rural Electrifi
cation Administration, United States
Department of Agriculture, that an
iddiiional loan of (51,000 has been
ipproved for the organization.
The loan provides for financing
necessary improvements which in
clude seven miles of short feeder
snd tie-in lines p Pitt and Greene
counties, 29.6 miles of conversion, s
steel substation and miscellaneous
The conversion project has been
estimated at $11,121, the new lines
will cost $13,992, and the substation
$18,000. Engineering and legal'fees,
and miscellaneous expenses will con
sume the remainder of the loan.
I. D. Kirklio, superintendent of the'
REA, and Cleveland M. Paylor, man
ager, were in Charlotte last week
conferring with engineers relative to
Making the improvements for which
the loan was obtained.
Furnished power by the town, - the
Pitt-Greene Corporation has about
1500 subscribers, with almost that
many more* waiting to be added to
the system, one of the town's great
est advertising assets.
Fountain School Has
256; Attendance Good
The Fountain School opened last
Wednesday with an enrollment of
266 pupils and an exceptionally good
attendance continues in spite of the
The new lunchroom opened Mon
day serving 175 pupils. The old ag
riculture building was remodeled
this summer into a modem lunch
room which provides more apaoe for
both workers and pupila, There is
room now for orderly passing in and
out of the building' without confus
ion. The green linoleum Mends nice
ly with the two toned green walls.
New tables and chairs have been or
The local North Carolina Educa
tion Association has supported Mrs.
Herman Baker, principal and county
NCEA president, 100% with local,
county, State and National dues.
Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Walker, the
first grade teacCv-r snd comity sec
retary and treasurer of the NCSA,
will attend a meeting at Catawba
college, Salisbury, Saturday,
Instructions Glyen For
Cashing "GF Bonds
Arthur B. Corey, veteran* serving
officer for Pitt county, advises
foAner servicemen who desire to
cash their terminal leave bonds, that
it will be necessary for the owner
and payee to present their bonds in
person at a'bank snd that when pre
senting their bands they must also
Show their honorable discharge. It
wiU aim be required to be personal
ly and satisfactorily Identified as the
person to whom the bauds were is
sued. '" - ?|g" *v. .. ? 1
Towns In Six Counties
Compose Joyner's Area
Mayor J. W. Joynar of Faimville,
who was elected as a member of the
executive committee of the North
Carolina League of Municipalities at
the league's 38th.Mpual convention
two weeks ago, w^he dlrectorof
the fourth district composed of Pitt,
Lenoir, Wayne, Greene, Johnston and
Teachers Plan Home
Economies Course At
Vocational home economics teach
ers of Pitt county met an Wednes
day, Aug. 27, in the Wintertfjle
home economics cottage at 4 . o'clock.
? The meeting was called to order
by the chairman, Misa Alya Rae
Taylor and the discussions were be
gun. In a meeting with Supt. Con
ley on Monday, Aug. 18, the teachers
decided, to teach the units in home
economics in the same order In all
schools of the county for the benefit
of any students who might transfer
from one school to another during
The order in which units will be
^om? economies I?Pood preserva
tion; living happily with ourselves
and our families; preparing simple
meals; caring for children; looking
your best; the modern miss planp for
better living throagh improved
Home economics II?Food preser
vation; learning to use advertising;
using standards and labels; beauty in
clothes; being a well-rounded per
son; helping in personality develop-,
ment; enjoying good health with my
family; furnishing and equipping the
home; meals for the day.
Home economics III?Pood preser
vation; cooking for special occa
sions; happiness in homemaking and
other vocations; planning the house;
life begin*; before:you invest, in
vestigate; constructing garments;
on the beam through home nursing.
Each teacher explained good ideas
she has used as an aid in her woTk
and in leaching the courses outlined.
Present we're 'Misses Taylor, Nora
Lee Hinnant, Eleanor Watkipa, Huth
Parker, Thelma Whitehead P*g? *nd
Mrs. Wait Sdwarda.
The meeting adjourned at 6:48.
The teachers ;*U1 hpld their next
meeting Tuesday, Sept 16, to the
Ayden home eoonmnica cottage.
SAMUEL W. COOPER.
Samuel W. Cooper, 64, died at Ms
lome near Ballard's Crossroads early,
Sunday morning following several
nonths' illness. Furfural services were
field at the Famville Funeral
Hone Tuesday afternoon, conducted
try the Rev. E. S. Coates, Presby
terian minister of Psnnvllle. Inter
ment waa to Hollywood cemetery.
Surviving are his wife: two daugh
ters, Mrs, Bob Melton and Mrs. Jsase
Wairtwright of FUrmville; tMee sis
ters, Mrs. B. T. Cox pud Mrs. Annie
Mtdgett of Washington, D. C,, and
Mrs. Alton Allcox of Vanceboro; one
brother, It, It Uooper of Huntington
Park, <7nHf-r eight grandchildren and
Team Will Hay
Games This Season
Opens Sept. It W**
mouth Ptorftng Here; Coach
MM Expects Light,
Scrappy S*?a4 ?
The Farm villa high school football
team tackles an eight-game schedule
this fall, begining Friday Sept 19,
with Plymouth furnishing the appo
sition in a mm-conference game to be
played on the local field, lb? re*
mainder of the schedule follows:
Sept. Farmville at Selma.
Oct 10?Warsaw at Ftamville.
Oct. 17?Clinton at Farmville.
Oct, 24?Farmville at La Grange.
.. Oct 31?Ayden at Greenville. (Site
of this-game is tentative.)
Nov. 7?Mt Olive at Farmville.
Nov. 14?Farmville at Wallace.
Oct 8 is an open date.
The local school is a member of
the East Carolina Athletic Confer
ence, organised last January when
representatives of seven high schools
gathered in Golds bo ro and laid the
foundation for the new group. Other
members are Mount Olive, LaGrange
Wallace, Clinton, Selma, Ayden and
? Warsaw. J. H. Moore, former su
perintendent of Farmville, served as
vice president of the conference. J.
C. Stabler of Mount Olive was pres
ident; S. R. Edwards of La Grange
Coach John Johnson, who is enter
ing his first year as director of
Farm villa's athletic program, ex
pects a light, scrappy squad which
will be facing stiff opposition in each
of its games. .
Greene County Has
Lost Only ll Barns
By Fire This Season
R. R. Bennett, Extension Tobacco
Specialist from N. C. , Extension Ser
vice, Raleigh, visited D. D. Raids,
Walstonburg, on Friday, Aug. 29.
The purpose of this visit was to as
sist Mr. Fields In trying to produce
in 1948 a better quality of tobacco
than he is now making- Mr. Fields
iif? to grow Oxford 26 on his farm
due to his land being infested with
R. L. Croom, R-2, La Grange,-farm
manager of the H. F. Hardy Estate,
plans to improve *60 acres of per
manent pasture on this farm by re
seeding and fertilization this fall.
Tim last survey ofc tohaxo barns
! lost by firs in Greene county was 11
barns. This compares with a total
of 83 in 1946.
The annual meeting and supper of
the Greene county Farm Bureau will
be held Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 o'clock
at the Snow HiH high school.
Local Student On
Dean's List at UNC
William Rasberry of Farmville
was among the 818 students enroll
ed in the College of Arts and
Sciences at the University of North
-Carolina who made the Dean's list
during the summer session, it was
announced by Dean William Wells.
To be listed in this honor group, a
student must average a "B" or high
[er on every course.
Aside from critical international
problems, there is an all-pervading
one that looms large in the thought
of American businessmen, and in the
thinking -public, -It runs something
like this: What is to prevent- a con
tinuance of the business boom! Or
conversely, Is the United States fac
ing a substantial recession? - The
factors which bear on the answer
land themselves to widely contradic
Judgment as to what is likely to
happen must necessarily be influen
ced by knowledge of -what has taken
place under more or less similar cir
cumstances in the past. The late
Henry Ford said. "History is the
bunk." Another observer pessimisti
cally stated something to the effect
that "history shows that people learn
thing from history." Nevertheless,
it behooves the commentator to
weigh the available evidence and so
obable course of events.
Currently, the country is riding a
om of large proportions, with
tional income after taxes of
inga of 451 leading corporations for
the first six months of 1947r compil
ed by the National City Bank, were
16 per cent above the last half of
1946. Net was at an annual rate of
16.6 per cent on capital and surplus,
compared with 1S.5 per eeht id the
preceding half year and with 9 per
cent in the first half of 1946.
With the foregoing favorable fac
tors already a matter of record,-what
are the portents which darkest the
skiee for many observers? Perhaps
the biggest cloud today is the defi
nite expectation that exports ate due
for a sharp drop. Thsy have been
running at an abnormally high rate
for over a year and a half. TT-.e' val
ue of exports last year, for instance,
was over three times that of the
average of the prewar yean 1986
87-?. ' M ' , .-r ;
Qm of axioms in business
circles is that the volume of exports
pments the deference between
good times and bad times in Amen
. Foreign nations today
a? evident last year, tp no
arming. - Wholesalers
? v daftfi > mmm l
J ??; ?. WtK >V?U. 1>
Building in prewar years was a big |
sustaining factor 111 keeping up em
ployment and incomes. Today it is
far under its potential capacity?less
than 6 per oent of gross national out
put The American economy will not
be hitting on all cylinders until build
ing assumes its rightful place as a
major sourcie of productive enter
solve their squabble or a further re
tarding factor to high operations and
reduction of costs will impede pros
perity. Further price rises induce
the thought that the higher they go,
the harder they falL And the de
mands of various large unions for
16 to 20 per cent additional wagn in
creases, regardless of any
productivity, do not indicate an . im
mediate end to the current inflation.
But price r&es cannot go up in
[definitely. The GI terminal cash
will bolster buying and so
relaxing of consumer credit
g could tome after that
SATURDAY LAST DAY!
CAN REGISTER FOR
. BOND ELECnOH, SEPT. 16tb
It seems incredible that, citizens of
Parmville township, owners of real
tstate valued at?more than six mil
ion dollars, would nonchalantly ait
>y and let the rest of the county de
side whether or not bonds shall be
ssued for the canst ruction of a hoe
>ital. It seems unbelievable that they
could be content to let other prop
erty owners decide what taxes, if
my, shall be levied against their zeal
istate, without even fairing the trou
>le to vote for or against a proposal
ailing for county-^ide ldvies.'
Yet, that's exactly what is hap
>ening today. The county commis
lioners have called for a special elec
ion'to be held on September' 16- for
he purpose of deciding whether
1360,000 in bonds shall be issued to
rapplement State and Federal ap
propriations for the construction of
i 1900,000 hospital. bt'ofQer to rota
lither for or against the proposal, it
s necessary that citizens register es
pecially for ,11118 election. Less than
L00 in Farmville township have tale
nt the trouble to do so. The books
The Enterprise is in favor of the
iroposal. The $560,000 received from
mts^a. sources is a gift, not a loon.
iVe believe the county has a golden
ipportunity to get an adequate hos
pital* for $860,000, or approximately
me-third of the cost
Regardless of oar personal feel
ngs in the matter, The Enterprise is
no re concerned over the indifference
>f local citizens who are willing to
pass up the privilege of exercising
me of the democratic rights, that of
,-oting, which was written with the
>lood of our forefathers.
From State Patrol
l H (Larry) Taylor, popular
nember of th* State Highway^?
vho-has beeh sLaUaned m
leveral manthfc, has'tendered bis w
agnation as a patrolman and will**
Associated with the Farrovffle Motor
"on^of the new pfctrolmen
stationed as Taylor's relief,
IIISS EDNA. BOONE TAKES
OVER RURAL CHURCH WORK
Mjss Edna Boone of NsahvUle ar
rived Monday to assume tor duties
J rural church worker for the Meth
odist church, filling the va^yR^
ated hy the death of Mrs. A. <?**?
Work Ito churches she is serving
Farmville and Walsto^g.
A 1947 graduate ?f High Po
college where she moored mrehgi
ous education, Miss Boone did K?
tice work in this ?eM to ** "jj
Presbyterian church of High Pofa*.
Her college activities inctate to?g
a member of tto collegetour. U*
ing the Red Cross unit in
year,'and belonging to the
the* Lighted Lamp and the Chrmtian
Religious Education club of which
she was vice president in tor jmrior
^""sh. n. W* to Jfi-S?
ta American College. ?nd Dal"**1
JS3 3 ?' ?* E
MRS. J- H. DARDRN^STRR
KILLED IN- FALL FROM At
-_.Ml services were told last
Friday miming >? w???
tie. ririyed in ? ?? ? ??
MW Cowan was called to *yn
Bnnch. S. O., on ?
Pitt county Citizens wishing to
Ike part in the hospital bond elee
bn on Tuesday, September Id, must
agister by sunset' tomorrow (Sst
rday) or be content to sit on the
idelines and let the rest of the
qunty decide what to do about the
mpoitant issuer '
Registration books will be open at
he town hall in Farmville and at
11 other polling places throughout
he county. Friday, eligible, persons
lay register with Mary Thome Ty
on in the office of the town* clerk.
To date, only 70 Farmville town
hip voters had registered, a shame
ulljj low percentage.
The issue to be decided in the elec
ion is whethed the county shall sell
351,000 worth of bonds to help pay
or a hospital which will be erected
nth county, State and Federal
unds. $248,000 will come from tl\p
itate and $300,000 from the -Federal
overnmcmt These appropriations are
utright gifts, not loans.
Although the site for the hospital
as not been selected?or if it has
een picked it has not been "made
lublic, concensus opinion is that it
rill be placed near Greenville, the
enter of the county, possibly be
ween Farmville and Greenville.
Circular letters explaining the pro
posal have been distributed in Farm
ille. Citizens have been urged Jto
tudy the' question closely and then
ecide for themselves whether to
avor or oppose the issue. Ab'.vx^
verything else, they must register?
r their opinions will have see bear
og on the' outcome because they will
e barred from voting. /
At The Kiwanis Club
Rev. J. D. Young, pastor of the
avalry Methodist church in Snow
bll and a former Army, chaplain
po served 80 months in San Juan,
rto Rico, explained some of the
oms and mores of that tropical
' Monday night at the Kiwanis
Rev. Young was the guest of
The minister made an interesting
explaining that the goal of the"
is to get to the United
a land they believe to he
with milk and honey. There
no middle class in Puerto Rico,
1 the line which divides the upper
j.--up from the lower rlanncm is
Jharply drawn. When a person's an
il income roaches $1,000, he anto
tically steps into the upper brack
Jim Joyner received plaudits for
aving been elected a member of the
Cutive committee of the North
olina League of Municipalities,
mayor talked briefly, citing in
tces in which Fanr.ville .excelled, u
John Johnsoh, ? new local high
hool coach, was the gtiest of Supt.
un Bandy. ' - ~'v'
Bernice Tdcnage, general chair
.the Kiwanis carnival to be
1 Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19
20, reminded members that all
nust cooperate and work in order to
* the event a success.
?reene 4-H Boys Will
Average Nearly 160?
Bu. Corn Per Acre
One fourth of the 60 4-H club
era planting hybrid corn in
e county will make "lent to
[100 bushels of com an acre. Club
nbers have their com planted
9, and have fertilised heavily.
Some of the club members with
that wiU approach the 100
1 mark are: J. B. McLawhcn,
Hinson, Douglas McLawhon,
James May, Johnnie and Robert Pfcr
" Phillip Beam an, Tommy
Joe Edmundson, Billy
? Harrison, Warren ?
McCoy, Delano Sink, James