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| Bureau Aaso
p Committee held it*
Greenville under the;
leadership of the chairman, W. H.
Woo lard. T importance of a i
Farm Bureau supported
ate memberships was
out by Mr. Woolard, B. & Sugg and
J. H. Blount, who are the county
Farm Bureau Associate membership
committee. Dr. M. T. Friiselle, pres
ident Pitt County Farm Bureau, and
F. F. Hendrix, chairman of the mem
bership committee, reported on the
progress of the present membership
drive. They emphasized the impor
tance of business interests and its
support o fa strong county Farm Bu
reau organisation. " -
The overall associate membership
goal was accepted' and approved at
slightly more than $6,000. Final date
for committee, reports was set ss No
vember 1. _ . a
Sectonal chairmen and goals were
approved as follows:
Greenville, A~ R. Barrett, $2300;
Farmville, L. E. Walston, $1000; Ay
den, J. D. Cannon, $600; Bethelt F. L.
Blount, $400; Fountain; J. M. Horton,
$200; Winterville, J. L. Rollins, $300;
Pactolus, J. P. DavenporC $60; Falk
land, G, H. Pittman, $100; Grifton,
Thurman Williams, $200; Stokes, jJ
B. Congelton, $160; Grimesland, Les
lie Elks, $100; Chicod, L. C. Venters,
$60; Cox Mill, Uran Cox, $60; Black
Jack, Mrs. W. C. Spencer, $60; banks
In the county, W. H. Woolard, $600.
Drive Is Underway
F&rmville's American Legion post
held its monthly meeting Friday
night at 7 o'clock in the school lunch
room. Claude Tyson, who has been
iy at Vetera as hospital, Fayetteville,
was welcomed back. The veterans
"were reminded that Leon Jones re
mains on the sick list.
Three guests, James Jenkins, com
mander of the Greenville post, T. K.
Fountain and Harry Brown met with
the local group and spoke briefly'on
the' Pitt county fair whieh is to. be
held m Greenville later this month.
The membership campaign was
started. Emerson Smith is chair
man. Serving, with him are Arthur
Joyner, Charles F. Baocora, Joe
Brock, Wiley Yelverton and Claude
Commander Charles Edwards re
minds ex-servicemen that any mem
ber of the committee will be glad to
accept the membership fee of $3 and
give a receipt '?
REFERENDUM ON PEANUT ,
MARKETING QUOTAS WILL
BE HELD BBCEMBER 9
The U. S. Department of Agricul
ture has announced that a
dum on peanut marketing quotas for
the 1948, 1948 and 1950 crops will
be held Thursday, December 9, 1947.
J. All persons engaged in the produc
tion of more than one aero of pea
nuts in 1947 *ro eligible to votfi.
This includes tenants, sharecroffriMd,
and owners who share in the pro
ceeds of the 1947 crop.
Acreage allotments for each of the
14 peanut-producing States will be
subdivided into county and individual
Background Information -J
| 760,000 tens on the 1948 peanut crop
proclaimed on July 17 in ac
If two-thirdi of those voting In the
frill be in
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industrial chemistry was presented
at the Kiwanis ehib Monday night by
W. H. Brunmer, of the public rela
tions department of DtuPont compa
ny, and Bill Lawler of llaleigh, who
appeared on the program as the
leets of BiH Garner.
The speaker had numerous articles
made of plastics which, in turn, are
made from cotton and wood.
It was one of the njoat enjoyable
and educational programs the chib
had enjoyed in some time.
Reports showing the /fcsncial re
sults of the caraiml were distributed
by Chairman BenUce Turnage. They
showed a net return of nearly $1,000.
JAMES T. BARNES ASSUMES
MEDICAL SOCIETY DUTIES
Red Springs?James T. Barnes has
arrived in Red Springs to commence
his work as the first executive secre
tary of the Medical Society of .the]
State- of North Carolina in the 148
year history of the Society.
Dr. R. D. McMillan, secretary and
treasurer of the society, states that
the appointment of Mr. Barnes to the
post was authorized at a recent
meeting ef the executive committee
to reKeVe him of many of the "greatly
increased duties of his office.
Mr. Barnes is a resident of Ra
leigh and a native of Wilson.. His
appointment came as a result of the
expansion and growth of the state's
Medical Society and the great stress
the society is putting on the extenr
sion of medics! facilities for the
stdte. The secretarial post has .At
ways been held by a member of the
profession since the founding of the
society on December 17, 1799, and the
routine dutiea of the office have in
creased so ip recent years that this
physician has found it practically im
possible to attend to both his medical
practice and the office duties of thd
society, Dr. McMillan stated.
Under the executive resolution cre
ating the new post, the executive
^^TMMecr^ary-treasurer of the
society whom the constitution re
quires to be a member of the medical
profession. He will serve as a repre
here to meet
time he has
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All-Male Cast Of Officers; Other School News!
The firs* c
and Brazil in
Of ?* both
?ucce?fhl L'-'*: ?
tdbacco drive to make nv
e school has been entered
iastically. Each room is
For the firet
killed, ha* led
way death*, Col. L. C.
missioper of Mjotor
He aaid that Charlotte led aU cities
with 18 traffic death* and that Fay- j
etteville cam* ih act and with 8.
During the eight-months' period,
615 people lost their live* on North
Carolina streets and highways, a 21
per cent decrees* over the 682 who
were killed during the corresponding
period' in 1946. Highway epcidente,
however, showed a 10 per. cent in
crease over 1948.
Col. Rosaer said that 7,111 acci
dents, involving 12,186 drivers, re
sulted in 468 fatal crashes in which
616 persons were killed. He
that 2,887 accidents were non-fatal
with 3,966 persons injured. Of the
total number of fatalities, 126 (or 25
per cent) were pedestrians, includ
ing 35 children up to 14 years of|
age. TJen other children ib the i
age group were killed when the]
bicycles they were riding were hit |
bg motor vehicles.
A 35 per cAfct increase was noted
in motor vehicle-bicycle fatalities,
over the corresponding eight-months
period in 1248. . .
From January through August,
161 persons lost their lives as a re
sult of motor vehicles overturning "or
running off roadway; 147 by eolKs
sioa of two vehicles; 128 pedestrians
were struck by vehicles; 27 by colli
sion between vehicle and train; < 28
by collision between bicycle and mo
tor vehicle. Twenty-nine deaths re
sulted from miscellaneous accidents.
Tn cities and towns there were
3,178 accidents which took 106 lives
arid injured OS3 others. Cofe Roeser
?aid that 44 per Cent of the urban
fatalities were, pedestrians. Follow
ing Charlotte and Fayetteville in
number of fatalities, Durham and
Wilson tied for third place, with four'
persons killed in each town.
Thirty-four counties were respon
sible for 72 per seat of all fatalities.
28; Wake, 21; Bun
combe, 17; Robeson and Nash, "16
each; Gaston and Guilford, 14 each;
Durham, 13; Rowan and Wilson, 12
each; Forsyth, Surry and Halifhx,
10 each; Edgecombe, Johnston, Rock
ingham, Union and Wilkes 9 each;
Cleveland, Columbus, Crepti, David
son and Randolph, 8 each; Alamance,
Granville, Sampson and Wayne, 7
each; Anaoft, Caldwell, Catawba,
Haywood,'Lenoir and Richmond, 6
In -the remaining 66 counties, 146
were killed. Six counties had no fa
talities; Alexander, Camden, Clay,
Grnjiam, Xjgdkln and Yancey.
The Farmville Parent-Teacher As
sociation H now conducting a mem
bership campaign in an attempt to
better last year's record of 608 mem
bers, the highest for any association
in tV state.
School children are soliciting mem
berships, 26 cents annually. A prise
of $2.60 in cash will be awarded to
each of the grades in the primary,
grammar and high school depart
ments turning in the largest mem
berships. The individual winner a
mong students will be awarded a cash
prize of $1.
A short talk was
principal, Mm. Herman
Boil,call by grades resulted
seventh grade having the
rents prekent Plans were
made Ion the purchasing of new
sitings for the primary children and
beautifying the grounds.
were appointed for the
' and -bar
Rev. E. W. Holmee
his sermon topics for Sunday are
"Mastering Our Fears'* for the mora
ing service and "Inviting the Wrath
of God" for the
teacher this we
the study is "The School in Which]
We Teach," by Gaines S. Dobbins.
In foe absence of the president and
vice president, Mrs. Lloyd Smith pre
sided over the Woman's council
Monday afternoon. A talk/ "'Where
Cross the Crowded Ways," which
pertained to city churches, was' given
by Mrs. Howard Moye. Mrs. Archie
Cayton, assisted by Mrs. Lawrence
Moye, presented the devotional
theme, "Wells of living Waters,
Corns' Ye to foe Waters."
Rev. & B. T. Cox brought echoes
of the fellowship meeting, held in
Dismissal was by foe benediction.]
The choir will sing "Largo" as a
special number at the 11 o'clock ser- ]
vice at the Christian church Sunday
morning. Rev. Z. B. T. Cox will use
as his sermon topic, "On to Perfec
Homecoming day has been post
poned from October 12 to a later
date due to repairs being msde on
foe church. Sunday 'evening services
will be resumetb an socin as,the re
pairs are completed.
Choir practice is held each Wed
nesday evening at 7:80,
Mrs. Z. B. T. Cox was ' hostess to
.Group 2 of the Woman's couantil
Thursday, evening and had charge of
foe devotional. A brief business ses
sion followed foe Hidden * Answers
quia conducted by Mrs. J. H. P&ylor,
Refreshments were Aited.
Committees feer^ appointed and
plana made for the. convocation of
Edenton to which the auxiliary will
he hoatese on October 22, at the
meeting of thia group Monday after
noon in. the home of Mrs. Madeline
? Miaa Helen Smith had charge of
the devotional period. Mrs. Will
Jones, Jr., announced that the Altar
Guild was collecting money for
"Mission Herald" and would send in
contributions from the congregation.
Mrs. J. H. Harden, custodian of
the United Thank offering, reminded
the group that the offering will be
taken at the worship hour, Sunday
morning, October 19. /$;?
Stuffed angel food cake, salted
nuts and coffee were served by Mrs.
Rountree who used fall flowers In
the decoration of he/ home.
The October meeting at the Work
ers' Council was held in the home of
Hit. S. G. Gardner with Miss Bettie
Joyner as joint hostess Monday
night Plans for the church Tear,
which began October 1, were laid by
Sunday School leaders present
topped with creai .
and coffee were served after ad
journment Refreshments carried out
the Hallowe'en mdtif.
Mrs. B. O. Turrtage had charge of
the Harvest day service at the
Woman's Society of Christian Ser
San. is putting the tang ?m --
Federal government to work to
ncy and help growers to pro
want and how it am be pro
vided for them.
. Under the Research and Market
ing Act of 1946 a series of studies Is
being planned around consumer praflj
ferences with regard to quality,
quantity and methods of marketing
many different items.
Potatoes, citrus fruits, and cotton
textiles will be the first to come un
der thtlovenunsuVs microscope. In
formation derived from such studies
should result in increased marketing
discover what Mr. and Mrs. Con
duce crops moat fat demand. -; 1 I
IPfSuch mammoth surpluses as la*tl
year's potato crop produuced could be
avoided witjk more accurate informa
tion at hand.
The candy outlook is both bright I
and dim. Nuta?always a primary
consideration in candy production?J
will be abundant this year. The al
mond, walnut,?filbert and pecan I
crops are expected to be IT per cent I
above average. & J
Another fact to make candy-mak-1
era smile and chewing ruin mano-l
facturers snap their bubble gum isj
the oversized mint crop. There'll bel
mountains of% the _ pungent greenl
plant?over 2,000,060 pounds of it.j
Recent seasons have seen only 1,-1
A third bright spot is that sugar!
prices may soften. United States!
beet sugar output this year will bel
one of the faurgest in history ; Cubaj
has doubled Its normal production of!
cane sugar in 1947; the Europeanl
beet sugar industry is nearing pre-1
war yields. This, combined with con-l
Burners' habit of getting along on j
less, developed during the war, may!
point toward slipping sugar prices. I
Have you started yet on yourl
165th tetter this yfear? Probably not?
A staggering statistic tucked away I
in the Department of Commerce's
files says that 20 billion tetters are!
written in 4h* Vnited States evety
year. That's an average of 166 for
every madwoman and child. Most I
have more and probably better things J
to do than that every 12 months. And I
secretaries do more than their allot I
ted share anyway. .. I
' But National. Letter Writing Week
is" rolling ,a?h?j| noon?'Oct 12-18.
You'll probably want to be all prim
ed so that when the first rays of
sun brighten the autumn countryside J
on Oct 12, you can spring out of bed
and attack with vigor that long over-1
due tetter you may have put off since I
last 'spring. It's a nice way to cele-1
brate the week. The recipient of
your tetter will undoubtedly agree. 1
Does your memory reach way,l
way back, to prewar' day^ when va-1
cuum cleaner salesmen Were aggres
sive young men who nang your door-1
'bell ami asked only for the oppor-j
tunity to vacuum your living room I
rug? They have disappeared from
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finally canned upon for
t, wjiich will be beU 'V
evening, Oct. 29, sad that
f Harding had been secured for
a prises for the past two
yen by Arch
Arcji Flanagan reported two 100
per cent meetings for September,
with an average attendance above 96
per cent. - fISMW
Plans For Decorating
Town At Chrfetmaj
Directors of the Farmvilte Cham
ber of Commerce and Merchants' As
sociation met Tuesday afternoon in
the office of Secretary Oscar Hoff
man and discussed plans for decorat
ing the town for Christmas.
Plans were also. discussed for ra
dio and newspaper advertising for
The secretary is getting estimates
on the cost of decorations and the
directors will meet again within the
next week or 10 days to make final
arrangement for lighting and dee
orating equipment that will be used.
BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL
BEGINS NEW YEAR'S WORK
The FarmvilJe Missionary Baptist
Sunday School began a new associa
tions! year.Sunday wEh?ew officers
taking over their duties. R. N. Free
man succeeds George Davis aa Sun
day School superintendent. Mrs. J.
W. Miller is the successor to Mrs. E.
W. Holmes ad Baptist Training
Union director. Chosen to serve for
three yean as deacons were R. N.
Freeman, Henry Johnson and I* P.
Thomas. They are taking ti? places
of A. J. Melton, Raymond Shearln
. Kemp, whose terms of ser
W. J. Rasberry turned t?e
duties ef Primary department super
intendent over to Mrs. Henry John
son. New worker? in this depart
ment are Mrs. A. B. Moore, associate
superintendent, and Mrs. Carol Msd
lin, Mrs. Lang Davis and Mrs. James
In the Junior department new
workers are Cleveland Paylor, Mrs.
Elbert Holmes and Mm. Carl Green.
Adult department added Mrs. X. B.
Joyner and Manly Liles to its teach
ing staff. V'A;
Other officers are: H. W. Kemp,'
associate superintendent of the Sun
day School; Carl Beaman, adult su
perintendent; Mrs. David Quinn, as
sociate superintendent; Mrs. Joseph
Batchelor, associate superintendent
of the young people's department.
The associational letter was read
by Carl Tyson, church clerk.
Enjoyable Program And Supper Feature
Initial Fall Meeting Of Local Chapter, D. A. R.
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The initial tell meeting of the
Major Benjamin,May Chapter, D. A.
R., was held, Friday, in the late Aft
ernoon in the chapter house and'fea
tured by a comprehensive and timely
talk by Editor James B. Hockaday
of the "Farmville Enterprise" on
The Community Newspaper," with
which the year's study of "Your Com
munity and Mine" was launched."
As an introduction to his talk, Mr.
Hockaday gave an over all picture of
world conditions and the positions
taken by various leaders in peace
councils, pointing out that the United
States stands alone today as a cham
pion of peace, due in large
to efforts of the presa to
freedom of speech, to keep the _
informed and to act in its true capa
city as a representative of the
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stated that the throe
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historical volume; Mrs. Ellen Lewis
Carroll, brochure; Mrs. A. C. Monk,
Mrs. Preston Murphrey gave, high
lights of the recent district meeting,
held in Wilwm, and spoke of
Crosanore's appeal for blankets,
which brought an immediate response
from the regent , and chapter mem
for the year
"Your Community -And Mine ' was
Mrs. John B. Wright, Jr., of WUson,
the first verje of
merica," after which A. J. Craft M
The importance of cooperation
mong parents, teachers, and
was stressed in remarks made by
president/jjK Isaac Rouue. The sec
retary, Miss Mary Irma, R
the objectives of U?e PTA. Mr.
e asked the KQDDort of the on
tire school district in activities of
the organisation and emphasised the
spo risibility of the various com
mittees, urging their attendance at
The following com- ?
were appointed for the 1947
Socia)?Mm. Oarl T. Hicks, chair
man; Mrs. Isaac J. Rouse, Mrs. R.
D. & Dixon, Mrs. J. C. Gardner, Mrs.
Arthur Gay, Mrs. Roland Fields, Mrs.
W. A. Marlowe.
Publicity ? Mrs. Roger Peeler,
chairman: Mies Sudie Kirionan, Miss
Virginia Wright,, Mrs. A. J. TESjMSjH
Program?Miss Page Davie, chair
uau?: Mrs. Bruten Taylor, Mrs. Car
ring, Mrs. Marvin Boykin, Mrs.
Frank L. Walston, Mrs. Waltei
vwUKp . xKib# iitfiindyut .
Mrs. Fannye P. Allen, Mrs. Hbnr
Newell, Mrs. W. C. Hinson,
Grey Fields, Mra. Wayne Cox,
Sam Togwell, Mrs. Robert Dildy,
Mrs. Lyman Jones, Mrs, H. A. Liver
man. ' . 1
Membership?-Mrs. Sam Jenkins,
chairman; Mrs. W. V. Redick, Mrs.
Clarence Jones, Miss Sue HwisuCker,
Migt Sarah Cook/Miss Elma Cham
Beautification ? Cart T. Hicks,
chairman^ Roger Peeler, D. D.
Fields, Sain Chandler.
Mary Irma Rives,
chairman; Miss Mary E. Phillips,
Mra. Lucille Crsift, Mrs. E. S
Newton, Miss Virginia Wright
After the reading of the
by the secretary, Principal J.
Peeler introduced the
a roll count of parents attending
taken. Miss Wright's eleventh
won the prise of #1.00 for its ;
Mr. Peeler submitted a-list c ,
jects that the F*A. might undertake
for the school during the year and
the association discussed the various
needs. The organization voted to pur
Chase a rag for the teachemge Ur g
ing room, to set aside an emergency
fund of #300, and to purchase a piano | *
for the school.
Immediately following adjourn
ment, delicious refreshments were
served by the social committee,
Warsaw Here Today
Farmville high school griddqrs will
be'seeking their first victory of the
season this afternoon (Friday) at 8'
o'clock when they meet the Warsaw
squad on the local athletic field.
This is the first year that Wa
has played football on an
laatic Basis and it is believed that
the gfcme today will find the two
teams evenly matched.
180 METHODISTS ATTEND ?
RALLY DAY PROGRAM
The '-Methodist Sunday School
launched a new year Sunday with
180 people attending the special
Rally day program which was given
under the direction of Mrs. J. M
Catraway. Members from all
partments took part in the
which was centered around steward
ship and the Crusade for Christ. H?e
Men's Bible class of ?
?ch Irvin !
is teacher and ]
?fctd 68 "
Perfect attendance awards
given to the following:
year pine?Edgar Murphrey,
Eason and Miss Dixie
? Third year
f Fifth year bai
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