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PARMVILLE, PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDA1
OTERS SHOW UT1
I M SPECIAL BOND ELECTION
Judging from the few who have
registered for the special school bond
election since the books were open
ed three weeks ago, Registrar C. M.
Paylor's office in the Municipal
building isnt the most popular place
Registration books for the elec
tion, which will be held October 19
and determine whether or net Flarm
ville district will issue $200,000 in
bonds and levy an additional 15 cents
for making additional iutprwwneata,
are now open at the Town Hall.
Since Saturday marks the closing
of the registration period, those who
fail to place their names cm the
book before sunset tomorrow will be
denied the privilege of voting in the
Up to yesterday morning, only 102
persons had registered,, an alarming
ly small percentage of the qualified
voters in Farmville district
With the $200,000 from the sale of
bonds, the school board plans to con
struct a new colored school and ?
the remainder, possibly $50,000, for
making improvements to the white
school. The colored pupils, 776 of
them, are attending school in a frai
building, constructed from sections at
the old white school torn down years
ago. The need for a new building is
With the funds made available an
nually by the 15-cent levy, the board
will provide improvements to make
the Farmville school an "above stan
dard" school. These include a com
mercial teacher, public school music
teacher, band leader, full-time coach,
and other activities which mean the
difference between a good school and
a superior school.
Members of the school board have
expressed a desire that the registra
tion and vote be as large as possible
and that an accurate picture of the
wishes of Farmville voters be ob
tained. The members favor the pro
posals but at the same time they
have let it be known that they are
not in favor of proceeding if the
sentiment, as expressed at the ballot
box, is in opposition to the issues.
Of Farmville Folks
MRS. I. D. KIRKLIN
The difference in t$e ^Vay tobacco
is grown in her nativp state of Ten
nessee atrcf the manner in which
Eastern Carolinians raise and cure
it has greatly impressed Mrs. Isaac
Dennis Kirklin, who came to Farm
ville .in the summer. After buying
fertiliser and fuel and paying for ex
tra helpers to put it in, she wonders
that the fanners in this section make
Around Gallatin, Term-, her home
town, the farmers cultivate barley
tobacco without, as a rule, fertilising
the land prior to planting* time ex
cept by crop rotation, cut the whole
stalk when it has reached maturity
and hang the stalks m barns where
the leaves dry without use of artifi
eal heat. Women, she says, have lit
tle part in harvesting the crop. Their
job comes when it is time to grade
and tie the tobacco for market,
v The KirkHns?Mr. sad Mrs. and
their two year old son, Bfll?moved
here from Warsaw after Mr. Kirklm
Was appointed superintendent of the
Pitt-Greene R. E. A. Before rfedd
ing in Warsaw they lived in Wil
mington for five "years. There Mm
taught a class of Intermediate girls
at St. Andrews Covenant for a year
and was active in the Young Married
Women*s circle - v, "
During the war years Wilmington
was a cosmopolitan city where
with a. variety of
At The Rkranis Club
John Bv Lewis, chaimah of ttf
Fartnvilfe school board, explained the
issues to be voted oh in the election
of October 18 and urged that citi
zenfe register before books desk to
morrow ( Saturday), in his Aallr Mon
day night at the Kiwahis club. Mr.
IiiWis was introduced by Supt Sain
Bernice Tumage, in charge of the
program, then'presented an interest
ing soond picture, on *04 life, from
the Winchester company's library.
The school's new projector was used
for the program.
At an early date, the dub wiH have
tobacco buyers, gfisders and ethers
prominently associated with the local
market, as its special guests.
Bill Garner will have charge of the
program Monday night.
5" Launch Campaign
For Home Missions
(Greenville Dwfly Reflector)
The largest church gathering of
Presbyterian laymen and woman ever
held in Albemarle Presbytery Was
convened here Sunday afternoon by
Dr. Harold J. Dudley, chairman of
the Home Missions Committee of the
Presbytery. More than 300 represen
tative men and women attended from
all sections of the Presbytery.
The object of the meeting was for
the lay members of the church to
discuss the Home' Mission Building
needs of the Presbytery, and to de
termine what action should be taken
regarding the proposed-campaign to
raise $200,000 required to meet these
On call by Dr. Dudley for the elec
tion of a presiding officer and secre
tary, "Henry A- Walker of Kinston
was elected chairman and Willard T.
Kyzer of Greenville, as secretary..
' Dr. E. E. Gillespie of Greensboro,
superintendent of Home Missions for
the Synod of North Carolina, in ad
dressing the gathering said: "The
kind of campaign you propose here
today, if successful, would advance
the cause of Home Missions in your
Presbytery in a tremendous way, and
that for Albemarle, next to the
smallest in the State, to do sneh a
thing, would not only challenge the
entire North Carolina Synod, but the
church as a whole. In my opinion,
the success of' this campaign would
be the means of raising more than a
million dollars for the cause of Home
Missions for our church."
A motion was made by Hunter B.
Keck of Greenville to approve a cam
paign beginning November 2, 1947,
to raise the $20(^000 for building
purposes of the Presbytery. The mo
tion was unanimously adopted, thus
launching "The Laymen's Movement
for Home Missions in Albemarle
Presbytery," with the following offi
cers wad district chairmen by dis
Henry A. Walker of Kmstqp, gen
eral chairman; James S. Ficklen of
Greenyille, treasurer, and J. Nat
Harrison of Greenville as campaign
Chairmen by districts are;
No. 1, Dr. Corbett E. Howard and
W. P. Algary of Goldsboro; No. 2,
R. E. Sheppard and John H. Carter
?f Kinston; No. S, H. B. Smith and
W. L. Hand of New Bern. No. 4, A.
P. Thorpe, Jr., and F. M. Pridgen of
Racky Mount; No. 5, Judge Herbert
H. Taylor, Jr., and Samuel A. Me
Conkey of 1W?Colon W.
of Washington and H. B.
Mayo of Chocowinity; No. 7, E.
Crow, Jr., and D. W. Woodand of
Washington; No. 8, J. H. Moye and
Guy V. Smith of Greenville; No. 9,
A. W. Houtz of Elizabeth City and
Johnnife Mitchell of Ahoskie; No. 10,
G. Henry Ptttanan of Falkland and
B. Lewis of Farmville^No. 11,
I. B. Kittrell of Pinetops and N. F.
of Macclesfield; No. 12, M.
Cobb of Wil
for the >
afternoon at 4:80
Mrs. T. C.
, regent, Mrs. W. C. Hohrtotv
'A. Rouse and Mrs IS. B.
Farm Nem Front
County of Grfeene
J. Paul Frizzelle, Jr., Snow Hill, is
?ecting an up-right metal silo on
Ws farm in Shine township. This
silo, 82 feet Mgh and 14 feet in diam
eter, will hold 100 tons of silage. Hr.
frisselle- has 86 acres of sorghum
that-he plans to pot in thUtJDo for
wilder feeding of his herd of 100 beef
cattle, r-. ' 'v-V
W. F. Welfare, R-2, Show Hill,
ftum a 2 acre field seeded to alfalfa'
in the fall of 1946, has harvefctad in
four cuttings this year, 166 bales of
alfalfa hay. Mr. Welfare has seeded
this week an additional three acres of
An estimated crowd of 1300 Farm
Bureau members attended a barbecue
supper at tin Show Hill high school
gtn Friday, Sept 26. No meeting was
hdM as Ms was the supper planned
for a previoift meeting when due to
unavoidable circumstances, no supper
was served, there has been some ar
gument as to the number fed, how
ever, we do know that the following
wfcs consumed by the crowd: 935
pounds of barbecue; 5000 pieces of
corn bread; 600 pounds of slaw, and
1700 soft drinks This is a lot of
food for a lot of people.
Memberships turned fat by workers
at this meeting, plus the ones turn
ed in at the previous "meeting are as
follows: Bullhead township, 161;
Carre, 69; Hooked-ton, 455; Jason,
109; 01ds> 225; Ormonds, 325; Shine,
98; Snow Hill, 184; Speight's Bridge,
251. Total membership now is 1877.
October 1 To 8 Set
Aside As National
It is altogether fitting that several
thousand communities across the na
tion should set aside a little time
from October 1-8 to appraise and pay
tribute to the local newspaper.
. Editors and publishers want the
public to realize what the local news
paper means to a community, as a
service unit unexcelled.
Some-people might think that news
papers don't need a special week or
don't need a special program in the
light of the fact that 61,000,000 per
sons in this country buy a newspap
er every day, and 18,000,000 buy one
One troOble is that too many of
these readers do not stop to think a
bout what is back of the newspaper
they read. Visitors to newspaper
plants marvel at the way a paper
is compiled and prepared for distri
bution. They marvel at the way
their papers keep them informed?
with the weeklies putting emphasis
on home news, only, and the larger
paper? covering home and world-wide
Miss Marjorie Best, chairman of
the state library commission in Ra
leigh, will be guest speaker at t
covered dish supper given by the
Woman's club next Friday evenii _
at 7 o'clock. Miss Annie Perkins and
Mrs. J. M. Hobgood will be hostess
in the home of the latter.
Members of the Junior Woman's,
Literary, Garden and Merry Matrons
clubs are ir.7ited to attend.
Hill Chapter D.A.R
Rev. Z. B. T. Cox, pastor of the
Farmyille Christian church, brought
a -timely message gn "World Peace
aad How It Can Be Brought About"
to members of the Col. Alexander
McAllister chapter, D. A. R., of Snow
Hill, which met with Mrs. Fred Dard
en at her country home near Farm
ville, Saturday afternoon. Dahlias
and other fall flowers were used in
Mrs. H. A. Taylor, vice regetit, led
the pledge of allegiance and the
Americans' creed after which Miss
Payne Sugg, chaplain, presented ?a
devotional on how a person should
live in order to have peace that
passeth all understanding.
During the . business session the
chapter voted to invite the district
meeting to be held with them in
1948. Miss Adelaide Danden wis
chosen as the page for the district
meeting which was held in Wilson
The regent, Mrs. J. W. Parker,
made an announcement relative to
members bringing old clothes to the
meeting at the home of Mro. J. I.
Morgan to be sent to Crossnoro, wel
comed Mrs. Eariine Prase of Green
ville who transferred her member
ship to the chapter and expressed re
grot at the death of Miss Ida Cowan
of Durham who joined the group
a short time before, her untimely
Mrs. Harry Taylor read a message
from the president-general.
Mrs. Clay Stroud, Jr., and Mrs.
Robert Booth of Ayd&V who were
presented by the hostess, sang "Cle
lito Lindo" and "Autumn Lullaby,"
accompanied by Mro. J. H. Coward of
Assisted by her daughter, Miss
Adelaide D^pden, and by Mrs. Sidney
Carr, the hostess served chicken
salad, potato chips, cheese straws,
sweet pickle peaches, olives, cucum-1
ber pickles, crax and hot coffee.
-Special guests were Mro. Preston
M. Murphrey, Mro. Carr, Mro. Booth, i
Mrs. Coward, Mrs. Stroud and Rev.'
Cox. v . I
values iu natural Miff
ces during- 1917
ference on PIre PftVWUoh Which
met In Washington last May develop
ed a, truly national approach to th*
fire problem in which public authori
ties and private agencies have been
united behind a constructive
Program; and * J*? ?|
WHEREAS, our citizens by exer
cising greater care said caution may
help to prevent the vast majority of
fires; and . WW
WHEREAS, there is always the
possibility of some sbch tragedy
striking one of our schools, reaching,
the fingers of death into many
homes, stopping the processes at
education in' a single community for
many weeks in this period of build
ing material shortages and man
power shortage; and
WHEREAS, each unit of our civil
ization strives to do its share in
building in all ways a happier to
morrow, it Is the duty of all
citizen: ns well as constituted
rities to do their utmost to stop any
needless sacrifice of human Uvea aWd
waste of our vital resources; sal
WHEREAS, fire drills have been
scheduled in the schools of our state
and should be carried out with a uni
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. W. Joy
ner, by virtue t>f the authority in
vested In me as Mayor of the Town
of Farmville, invite every man,
woman and child to assume his in
dividual responsibility in this emer
gency, in order that lives sand proper
ty in our nation may he conserved.
I ask the local Police Department,
Fire Department; business and local
organizations, the churches and
schools^ civic groups, and the press,
throughout the Town to cooperate
fully in the observance of Fire Pre
vention Week, October 6-11, and I
direct that these groups assist in
arousing the public to the growing
threat of fins.
J. W. JOYNER, Mayor
' Tdwn of Rrimvflle.
A revival meeting is nowtn prog
ress at the Pentecostal Holiness
church, North Waveriy street, with
Mrs. J. Paul Jones delivering the
message each evening at 7:80. Son
day afternoon at 3 o'clock there will
be a special song fept with singers
from Wilson, Tarboro and Greenville
Mrs. Jones is a graduate of Dr.
Holmes Bible college, Greenville, S.
Too Earlv Withdrawal From Japan?
American occupation authorities in
Tokyo have been quotqg) as express
ing serious concern over the possibil
ity that an effiy peace treaty may
result in a premature ending to
Japan's lessons in democracy.
Most American officials in Japan,
and notably Gen. Douglas M&cAr
thur himself, have been strong advo
cates of an early treaty as a means
of bringing an end to uncertainties
which might hhtder Japan's economic
rehabilitation. f ^
But with . an early treaty note
much more of a certainty, there is
some apprehension felt over the pos
sibility -that it will signal the termi
nation pf the o&upation machinery
as presently constituted.
A few months, ago such apprehen
sion was rarely voiced. It was a
fairly well-accepted conclusion'that
the new peace treaty would usher in
a new phase of occupation, probably
to be handled by an international con
trol commission. -
An international commission con
sisting of representatives of the 11'
Allied nations might set up head
quarters in Japan. Or as an alterna
tive suggestion, the job of interna
tional^ control might be exercised by
the heads of the diplomatic missions
which are at present resident in
Earlier acceptance of sueh an evo
lution, however, has now undergone a
noticeable change. The change is not
voiced officially. But if an informal
pleted and probably wont be with
in' the next 12 months.
An international commissi an, par
ticularly if constituted with veto
power accorded to any'ofte member,
would, it is felt, be virtually incap
able of "carrying on positive refottns
in Japan. ? S3
The wide divergence of views be
tween Russia and the United States
would be noticeable in many fields of
endeavor, and particularly in such in
stances as agrarian and economic re
form over which the two powers
have already clashed in meetings of
the Allied Council for Japan.
Thus, it is felt, an international
control commission at beat would be
little more than a supervisory a
gent. And inauguration and adjust
ment of new and old reforms, to
gether with the far bigger job of
positive, closely supervised adult edu
cation on these reforms, would be
As an alternative to establishment
of an international control commis
sion, there is a growing feeling a
mong American experts and special
ists that the occupation machinery, as
presently constituted, should con
tinued even after a treaty is signed.
These officials point first of all to
the Potsdam Declaration, which
states that occupation shall continue
not only until a new order is set up,
but "until there is convincing proof
that Japan's war-making power is
has been willing and able, to pay at
the rate of |3S per second to main
tain its forces inside Japan.
?I Dealing- with specific problems,
these advocates of continued Ameri
can occupation of Japan point to cer
tain major reforms Which have yet
to be completed.
OlM of the largest of these is in
the . field of economics.
Although the occupation has pro
vided a legal framework whereby
Japan can protect free private erttet
prise against monopoly controls, it
is openly admitted that monopolies
still exist even to the extent of con
trolling a majority of Japan's busi
ness and industry.
The task of breaking up these con
centrations of economic wealth so
that antitrust and fair trade legisla
tion can begin to operate is only be
ginning. It will take an expected
year and a half before it is complet
ed. - ~
Another big reform job with fax
reaching implications is that of the
enslaved Japanese farmer:
A land redistribution bill has pro
vided a program for giving to the
farmer his own land, his dignity, his
freedom and social prestige in the
community. But the tight controls
which helped to koep him in bondage
are still in operation. Their dissolu
te planned, but the actual ope
ration will take at least another
Mfegtrfo-jg-fc _. ? , 'V * VM % -.
SU11 another basic reform which so
has not yet reached the decisive
privileges end likelihood subject
the whim of absentee f
r more than a
John Stciuih w*s in charge <St the
Rotary club program Tuesday night
and presented as his guest, Mrs.
Cherry Eaaley, who spoke on the
problems of the youth of today. She
stated that their behavior, after they
have gone into other sections, largely
depends on the proper home training.
Mothers and fathers, she explained,
are sometimes too busy to give the
boy and girl the understanding and
time in their oare and training to
make the best citisena. They must
be tatfgftt lotto and devotion for each
other, Ms well as respect for high
standards of living. \
Rudolph Eagfes of Tsrfeoro was a
Methodist Women To
Have Harvest Day
The October meeting of the Wo
men's Society of Christian Service to
be held Monday afternoon has been!
designated ea Harvest Day. At this
time Methodist women will make a
contribution to the local treasury, fa
fund which was realised in former
years from the aniMsl church ba
Mrs. J. H. Harris will cfcwhurt a
devotional and Mrs. W. M. Willis,
program loader, will present Miss
Edna Boone, who will develop the
Mrs. A. W. Bobbitt, president, will
reostve the harvest offering after
which Mrs. Wesley R. Willis win offer
die dedicatory prayer.
PbUowing the meeting members of
Circle 5 will entertein at an informal
social hour in the basement of the
BAPTISTS Tp HEAR
Miss Vivian Novell of Wendell, re
turned missionary from Ogohomosho,
Nigeria, Africa, will talk to the|
young people of the Baptist church
at 8:80, Tuesday afternoon, about her
work arid interesting facts about that
continent. At *7:45 that evening she1
will speak to the adults and other in
terested people. Both meetings are
to be held in the church. Slides and
pic tares will be shown in connection
with her talk.
A ladies' eiWle of the local church
honored Miss Novell when it was
formed several yean ago by naming
the circle far her. Since the dis
banding of the circle last year, the
Junior Girls' auxiliary has bees nam
ed -tn .her honor.
A graduate of the Baptist Train
ing school in Louisville, Ky., Miss
Novell did religious work in Raleigh
befote entering the foreign field,
where she has been secretary to Dr.
Green m Ogobomosho and has done
part time Sunday School teaching.
The Annie Perkins circle and the
Woman's Missionary society will at
tend Miss Novell's talk in lieu of the
regular meetings in October.
P. T. A.
A' discussion lad by Sam D. Bundy,
superintendent, relative to employing
* public school music teacher, wns
held Thursday afternoon at the Par
ent-Teacher Association's first meet
ing of the new school year.
Members voted to leave the decis
ion of whether or net to secure a
teaeher tcR the executive com
mittee and the school board.
Miss Anne L. Jones' and Mis. jft
E. JAvner*R sixth trades nrpspnto
E. Joyneris sixth grades presented a
musical program portraying the his
tory of our nation. Teddy Allen ably
gave the speaking parts. .,
The singing of "America" opened
the meeting, after whi<| lev. E. W.
Holmes, Baptist mmisifF based his
devotional on National Safety Week,
bringing out the need for careful
ness for one's self as well as for
! others. He dosed with prayer.
Mrs. Cherry Eaaley made a talk in.
behalf of the Parent Teacher mage
enta have much to do Viith
lb teaching them how to
this week. Dr. J.
- With the appeasanee >f th
grades of good smoking tobacco
Farmville warehouse floor* tftto
prices havte been upped conutdeMMy
and faces of many growers hare been
wreathed in smiles for the first time
this yeah. Total sales through Tues
day , Sept. 30, amounted to 13,202,778
pounds, for a dollar value ef $5,300,
477.86, giving an average for the
season of $40.15.
Sales for this week have averaged
It is interesting to note that the
average for the local market is a
bove the average for Eastern belt.
The amount sold to date on the
local warehouse floors represents a
hout 40 per cent of the 38 mil Hon
pounds sold last year.
Oscar P. Hoffman, sales supervis
or, announced today that on Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday of next
wagjc there will be broadcasts from
the warehouse floors. Broadcasts will
be at 9:15. On Monday it wiH orig
inate at Farmers 1, on Tuesday at
Monk's 1, and on Wednesday from
Bell's. W. G. T. C., Greenville, will
carry ^he broadcasts.
Main purpose of these broadcasts
is to let farmers see for themselves
that Farmville does lives up to its
reputation as being the steadiest mar
ket in the friendliest town.
Activities Of Local
Fourteen members attended the
meeting of Group 1 at the home of
C. Turnage Monday flight
and were led in a discussion of "Hid
den Answers" from the "World Call"
^*rs- "*ve Darden. Mrs. Lloyd
bmith was in charge of the devotion
si period, speaking about "The Di
vine Pattern of Christian- Self-Con
trol." Irritating <wondg, careless gos
sip, unruly tempers and hasty judg
menU ? things which must be i
SHisrded against, she stated. Her
scriptural references were Psalms
141:8-4, Proverbs 16, arid John 7-24
a discuaaioft of the ?ie of
Christmas cards, the hnnl i iissiu served
cookies and homemade ice" cream.
Mw. C. B. Mashbum, Sr., was a
Group 3 met with Mrs. Johp Bar
rett Tuesday evening. "The World's
Need of Christianity" was as the
devotional topic by Mrs. Bhbtfhe
Pasehall. Mrs. J. O. Pollard lad the
discussion of "Hidden Answers."
Hot tea and sandwiches "were pass
ed by the hostess.
Mi?s Minnie Mae Moore was devo
tional leader at Group 4 which met
with Mrs. Robert Lee Smith Tuesday
evening. Mrs. Ted Albritton had
charge of the "Hidden Answers."
After a short business session, .
lello topped' with whipped cream,
homemade chocolate cake mi salted
nuts were served. Pyrancantha ber
ries and potted plants were u?d in
the home of the hostess.
? ? <SBIi
k " Hpiseopal
An apron sale to be held October
I5 was Plttmsd by Altar Guild mem
bers Tuesday evening at their semi
monttJy meeting held with Mrs.
rank Williams. Stanley products
-were distributed and notes of
Were read. A prayer followed by
the creed opened the meeting.
Refreshments were served at the
Close of the program after
Methodist n. . !'4' I
A candlelight service at which new
officers of the Methodist Youth fel
lowship are to be installed will take
Sunday. Those who will be installed
are: Dora Mae Barrett prsfciant
Jackie Williford, vice president- Bar'
??? Gseerie, secretary; John ?
Joyner, treasurer; committee ?
man, Jess Osrraway, reer