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The Farmville enterprise. (Farmville, Pitt Co., N.C.) 1910-current, September 05, 1947, Page 3, Image 3

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Please don't plant . " < your tree on a telephone! We appreciate the co-operation of farmera who avoid plant ia( young tree* near telephone Hnee. Careful planting elim inatee any chance for branchee to endanger service. It alao remove* the need for tree trimming by the farmer* or by ua, * in order to keep the wire* clear. Tree* are beautiful . . , careful planting will help to 'keep them that way. Qaroliaa Telephone & Telegraph Co. GET YOUR CAR OUT OF A RUT ... bring it to us today for... ' Washing, Greasing, 6?H?rai ncpairs Several good used cars for sale-^-Priced right FARMVILLE AUTO SALES CO. V FARMVILLE, N. C. ) The Fn Tractor Tm with a BACKBONE Husky lug? dig deep?deliver nuudmnm traction. Buy rolling on the highway. U.S.1 JWt BuiM ?oc both : ~ -\A A m * ?>ffs ? ? ? ^ X'. -v . . FARMVILLE. N. C. n r US L ROYAL Hia i ri ' i ? L STOP AT 1Surplus Of Meat Forecast By Fall The dark cloud that bi be? hov ering mr the nation's com crop has [a silver lining?temporarily at least As a result ot dwindling com crop prospects, housewives may-expect a in meat supplies this fall and, sr, according to a report iust is by the Department of Agricul turo. " This' feast will be followed by a figurative famine next year, how ever, after livestock herds have been cut down fat keeping with the small er amount of feed available, Depart ment authorities added. Little attempt has been mpde to predict, what will happen to meat prices, general expectation is that they may drop somewhat with the influx of supplies this fell and win ter, and probaby rise again when the tide turns. , The temporary "feast" in meat is expected to resuty from the fact that farmers will move their herds' to market now rstther than hold them for fattening in vieV of dwindling feed supplies sit prices too high for profitable meat production. In addition, there is the apprehen sion that the corn crop not only will be. short but poor in :quality (as <well, with a lot of "soft corn" in prospect ?corn which is poor in food value and difficult to store satisfactorily. With herds reduced, there will be less meat for the American dinner table next spring and summer. The corn outlook is already some 628,000,000 bushels short of last year, wi^h the current heat wave in the Com Belt posing an even more "serious threat," according to the Agriculture Department's latest crop ?report. ? Crops as a whole are expected to be 2 per cent above the average for the 1942-1946 period, but 2 per cent' below the recprd volume of last year. The Government's hoped-for goal for corn this year was 3,000,000,000 bushels. Last year's crop totaled 3,287,927,000 bushels. Corn crop prospects for 1947 were estimated on Aug. 1 at 2,659,949,000 bushels. Since then the Midwest has been seared by a heat wave, leading Agriculture Department authorities to add, as they issued these figures, that "t^e continued hot dry weather has become a serious threat to corn and other crops in the Com Belt." The com crop has suffered severe ups and downs during the past few months, with wet weather and floods delaying or washing out plantings. By working round the clock when the sun finally shone upon the fields, farmers managed to get the com in to the ground. Hopes rose with the weather favoring crops in first ilf of July, and it was believed that ley might pull out with little dam ge after all. t But com deteriorated during the itter part of July in the central orn Belt, causing the Agriculture epartment to revise its estimates jwnward to the present figure? L0,051,000 bushels below the esti The country has nothing to apol gize for, however, in its crop pros ects. Production has been stepped p to history-making totals, and ven with the slump in conn total will be above the not Wheat is peaa import. Com in j been taken only a* a | In France a? gapopriar Visitors returning here report that the French have had great difftoul ty in nsing corn aa a eulretitute t or wheat in bread. Instead of using it in the type pf com bread baked here, they lit* tried to make it into the French loaf, with a most unappeti i ing result, admitted by Jm Fmsfh themselves, it is related. Naval Vignettes A Seabee diver, at work for 73 rd Naval Construction Battalion on a dredging project at a Pacific island during the war, looked arogad mildly when he felt a nudge in Us back. The "gentleman" doing the [nudging, be discovered as he cle ed his teeth to keep his heart from jumping out of his month, was an eight-foot shark! , The shark, who appeared merely to have been peering ever the Sjea bee's shoulder, moved over to anoth er diver wotidng a few yards away, where he looked on for a few mom ents, then peacefully swam away. Both divers surfaced immediately and, for lack of anything stronger, gulped several cups of hot coffee, see A Navy Seabee detachment assign ed the job of installing a new-type catapult at a Naval Air Station dur ing the war found lacked the equipment to haul the arresting gear.. The gear, with its crate. ? weighed 4% tons and. extended 35 feet The Seabees borydwed two lH-ton flat bed trucks, placed them back to back and centered the crate on six inch wooden blocks on the truck beds. Using half-inch wire cable to keep the trucks at the correct dis tance apart, the construction men then moved the load 2% miles to the site by driving one truck in forward gear and the other in reverse. ? ? ? "Don't worry about me, Mom. Ill keep my head down," the young Sea bee wrote from his front-line fox hole. The mother received another let ter the following week, in which the Seabee told her be had been cut by flying shrapnel. , "In the future," he said, "T'li keep both ends down." ? ? ? A CVE (small airodaft carrier) pi lot, accustomed to the tiny flight deck of his . own ship, was prepar ing to land on*the expansive deck of one of our largest and finest car riers. When given permission to land, he asked? "Which runway 7 " The Tyrrhenian Sea.still washes lie shores of Palermo in Sicily, but t's not the fault of s certain Seabee hipfitter, 'stationed there shortly A Mm chief , .. mate apparently was responsible tor ] starting hie hofUiee off on their The night Mora the Hading, he pot hie tongue in hie cheek and told ' his mates that combat veteran, had issued him that singing a love song while going over the side of the ship ' NW a sore good lode charm. Super- 1 ptttfeus as moot servicemen, the vet eran Seabees took the chief at his irord. At H-Honr, to the astonishment of tattle-toughened Msrinea, meet of the hard-bitten construe were humming tnnelaealy and sing ing softly to themselves ss they maneuvered down the swaying hepe nets. ee* In a variation of what Mohammad' did when the mountain wouldn't come to him, Seabees at an advance bare in 1944 "stretched" an island to reach a grounded LOT. It happened when en LOT landing at the base missed the channel and grounded about 60 feet from the beach. The' incident pccurred during the late afternoon. The ship had to be unloaded and removed from the sand bar by 2:80 (high tide)^ the follow ing morning or be swamped. Detachment 1084 (Special) imme diately ran two pontoon barges be tween the LOT and the beech to form s causeway. They finished the cause way by filling in with coral send. Unloading operations began at 7:80 p. m. Exactly seven hours later, at 2:30 next morning, 3040 tons of gas oline and additional cargo had been discharged. As the men took time out for coffee and. sandwiches, the Seabees' actual working time was six hours and 10 minutes. - ? ? ? Cutting hair for thousands of his mates made a 'Seabee operator of a "South Sea Island Barbershop" more than a little absent-minded, but he managed to get by until the day * customer got into the chair with a request to "take it all off." The Seabee barber obligingly ran the clippers over the pian's head end then shaved his skull. The Seabee customer left, and the next custom er, the construction battalion's Exe cutive Officer, sat down in his place. Completely preoccupied, the bar ber went to work. A few minutes l^ter roars of rage brought him face to face with the horrible truth; he had unconsciously shaved the 'exec? aa held as a aoeonut! e e * When his construction to build a pip* line on a t Be inland, a iSPS** psm After fa few days la the open air, the Birtie heMdd he had oak* the wriest Job to the Sout|j jglM^ One morning he <*ft camp ae ueua ine over preen hill* and down into ? ravines entangled with -reapers. He < calked uptil the eon went down, b*t he pipe line stretched uivndingiy ihead of Mm. ? Despairing of ever finding- the if the section laid that day, [truck off into the woods in * thought was a shortcut aa oat in the jangle for hoars before finding his way beck to camp. Early the next morning he sought >ut the pipe-laying crew to remark c tbout tha -unbelievable amount of uhing they had put down the pie seding day. How had'they ever done t? . ' "Why, we thought you knew," A word, the Seahee went Ack to his photography. - . m The teacher was about the iolphin and its habits. "And cfcil Iren," she said Imprmeivelr, ."Just hiakl A single dolphin will bare lahy dolphin." ? ?atha littie [irl at the foot of tha class, "and wwr many do tine married ones lave?" - - ? "All right back there," shouted ha bus driver. "No. Wait til I get my clothes ?ri" replied a feminine mice. So the driver led'the stampede to he rear and watched a girl get on rith a basket of laundry. Jfay ? Bask ? Se?' hi Farm villa! cS"CHao:L, KAY (BKEBgS Quisled ' r ' a " Transform thair fondosf drtam Mo ylOwJrry root try WlSm (M OyMJr*ffMrWWWI ^g||A||f Ilia iJi^ |mj-Lj,|/arif^ri ltfrtjr|> n -I'la* * ^WVWTf 99 9 miw l/liCBO'' Vii^vQ WOiCn Iff OFfw9 t . "ton jcW ??**?.! 143.00 Mm kM M r?t 4 ? Q?* I WAIT* Mmfed Mqawpj mj?m 443JX> sawa , MRS. I . - s lM - . ,;-v \ M ; i. ? No traipsing around to stores and offices when you pay bills by check-?the safe, systematic and sensible way to do business. MY AtL YQVR BILLS W1TH OIE TRIP TO THE NEAREST MAIL BOX trt IKVfS! IN I m SAVINGS BONDS 3* Oar friendly aarrice in all financial matter* will Mat With your com plete "SAVE TODAY for the thing* yon will want .Tomorrow! Bank of FarmviHe CAN DELIVER AND INSTALL ' MATELY! liWJM ?V*' ^r." THESE ARE 30-G^UjON ??'? p cAPAcmr ?MSwry A . written guarantee against defectS^vor1 -Si^^SEa..-?* idlnr i-3 leam covered top. Make sure yo

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