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AVERAGE OF $30.33 ON MONDAY MAKES RECORD OF YEARS
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One House Reports $31.89 For the Entire Sale. Prices Have Been Soaring for Each Week
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Police Recover a Large Portion of the Lmdberg Ransom Money
Farmers Elated
Over the Increases
Heavy Break On Floors
Today With Prices Re
ported As Strong As at
Any Time This Season
Give Prospects of Even
Better Average
Soaring to heights, unknown for
years, tobacco prices found their
best average of the season, as reveal
ed in the report of sales by the Farm
ville Tobacco Board of Trade, on
Monday of this the 5th week, the
market selling a total of 585,89.2
pounds, one of the heaviest sales of
the season, for $177,690.15, at an
average of $30.33, with one house re
porting an average of $31.89 for its
entire sale.
The average for Monday was $1.30
per hundred weight higher than on
Monday of the second week, when
the highest everage of the season,
$29.03 was reached, with the record
remaining unbroken until this time.
The second high average of the
week was experienced on Wednesday,
when 279,380 pounds sold for $82,
040.70, at an average of $29.37, with
one house having an average of
$31.33. Many piles of tobacco sold
as high as $50 a hundred, though the
larger part of the offerings consist
ed of tips, and many of the common
grades were on the floors.
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varied only by intermittent showers
and torrential downpours all the
week, held the receipts, following the
first sales days of the week, to ai
medium heavy level until today, Fri
day, when, in spite of the threatening
clouds, a considerable quantity of the
weed is reported on the floors, with
warehouse forces working hard to
clear up the usual heavy offerings
of Monday.
Prices today Friday, are reported
as strong as at any time of the
season, with good tobacco receiving!
more attention from the buyers, and
many observers think that the peak i
of the season's average will be reach
ed when figures are announced to
night.
Increasing prices are bringing joy
to the planters and elation is written
all over their countenances as they
read their bills of sale.
Warnings continue to be broadcast
by tobacconists, regarding proper
grading and handling of the leaf,
with special attention given to con- j
ditioning, as well graded and clean
tobacco in the desired order, receives
more consideration from the buyers.
Winter Grazing Crops
Lowers Poultry Upkeep
Poultrymen who wish to make a
profit during the period of low egg
production this fall and winter must
eliminate all unnecessary feed costs.
But the economy should not be
carried so far as to further decrease
egg production, warns Roy S. Dear
styne, head of the State College poul
try department
Removal of unproductive hens from
the flock and liberal use of winter
grazing crops afford the best means
of reducing feed costs and maintain- j
ing a satisfacotry rate of egg produc
tion, he said.
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as much to the flock cost as do tUI
good layers but add little o* nothing
to the income derived from egg s^les,
he pointed out H .
Green feeds, which are lees expen
sive than other types of chicken feed,
tnd to stimulate egg production by
providing vital nutrients for the
flock. ?
Dearstyne said there are certain
crops adapted to the various sections
of the State which wiH famish graz
ing through most of the winter. These
crops should be sown in early autumn
so that a maximum growing season
- may be secured.
Italian rye grass and crimson clov
er, or a mixture of these, have proven
aatiafactory. Experiments by Mr.
Dearstyne have Aown these fsedat*
be practical from all shmdpofntt
^ Poll details about grating crops
will be mailed free to North Carolina
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1 Tobacco Farmers
Repaying Loans
A Large Portion of the
I Repayments Have
Gome From Tobacco
Belts of Georgia, North
and South Carolina
Columbia, S. C., September 21 ?
Farmers of the Third Farm Credit
Administration district comprising
the states of North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia and Florida bor
rowing from production credit asso
ciations already have repaid over
$1,600,000 on their loans, according
to a statement issued by Ernest
Graham, president of the Production
Credit Corporation of Columbia.
A large portion of the repayments
have come from the tobacco belts,
particularly in Georgia, South Caro
lina and in the section of North
Carolina bordering on the South
Carolina line. Payments in the
other tobacco belts of North Carolina
which opened later are expected to
be heavy during the remainder of the
month.
Indicating the splendid manner in
which the tobacco growers are meet
ing their obligations to the associa
tion, the Lake City (S. C.) associa
tion has collected 87 per cent of its
total loans, 222 of the 238 farmers
having loans with the associations
having made payments totaling $52,
684.08. Many of these farmers will
have their cotton crop entirely in the
clear.
The Marion (S. C.) association Has
collected about 76 per cent of its
total loans already, 125 of the 147
j farmers having loans with the asso
| ciation having made payments total
| ing 73 per cent. The Dillion (S. C.)
I association has collected about 65 per
i cent, 114 of the 1233 farmer-borrow
ers from that association having
made payments. The Florence (S.
C.) association has collected about
60 per cent of its total loans and the
Lumberton (N. C.) association about
60 per cent
Mr. Graham said that the splendid
manner in which the farmer-borrow
ers throughout the tobacco belt are
meeting their payments indicates that
the faith which the government has
sown in cooperative credit organiza
tions by helping the farmers to set
up their own lending institutions has
not been misplaced and he feels that
the farmers of this district are going
to make a wonderful record in the
repayment of their loans and thus
protect their credit standing.
"We are confident," said Mr. Gra
ham, "as a result of the way in which
farmers are beginning to repay their
loans that the officers of the produc
tion credit associations in this dis
trict have made sound loans. With
the collection season still in its pri- .
mary stage, borrowers have repaid
over $1,600,000 and from specific re
ports which we are daily receiving,
we believe these production credit
associations win make 100 per cent
collections.
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erative system of production credit
are eager to repay .their loans in
order that their Class B stock as wtell
as the^Class A stock of the aasoda
tions may be maintained at or above
par. Farmers repaying their loans
promptly are establishing a perma
nent credit standing with their asso
ciation and -with the Federal ^inter
mediate Credit Bank which discounts
the paper sf the associations, which
will pines-them in a position to con
tinue to secure, at low rate of in
terest, cash.hrftli which to meet the
expenses of their fuming opera
tions."
Prepare
Chapel Hill, September 21?A dem
j-isedi will ^jpie^eettt ? ? exid
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1 dance HrUvitifti being1 sponsored "by 1
Chapel Hill a year ago, and he has
received bo much encouragement that
he plans to enlarge it this year.
Plans for the formation of a Caro
lina Polk Dance Society will be dis
cussed at a meeting of all persons
interested in Peabody Hall Monday
September 17, at 8 o'clock when adult
classes in English country dances
wiU be resumed, he said.
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Gertrude's Veraroee, owned by at F.
Shore, of Yadkin county has just
tate Guernsey
Tobacco Future
Trading Begins
New York Market For
mally Opens for Trans
action of Business
New York, September 21?A mar
ket for futures trading in America's
third largest cash crop, tobacco, was
formally opened today with colorful
ceremonies on the floor of the New'
York Tobacco Exchange.
After speeches by John W. Haines,
president of the exchange, city of
ficials and others, the gong signal-:
ing the start of trading was sounded
promptly at noon.
After an excited exchange of bids
and offers by brokers who assem
bled around an oval trading pit in
the center of the floor a contract
calling for January delivery of 10,
000 pounds, United States flue cur
ed, type 12-B-4-F tobacco, was pur
chased at 29 cents a pound. The
brokers figuring in the initial trans
action were James Eblen who sola
to Joseph Bernard.
In rapid order, the remaining seven
months deliveries at present dealt
in were posted on the huge black
board and opening bids and offers
recorded by a "board boy" receiving
quotations from a dignitary standing
on a platform just above the trading
pit.
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Most of the brokers are memoers
of other commodity exchanges and
well versed in the procedure of hand
signalling and the peculiar language
employed in trading, although a few
were new comers and along with
some of the exchange attendants had
trouble in following the more exper
ienced traders, especially those who
have long been accustomed to the
rapid-fire trading of the cotton ex
change. Within a few minutes, how
ever, all was working smoothly and
trading proceeded in routine fashion
the remaining three hours.
While the by-laws of the exchange
prohibit announcement of the num
ber of contracts changing hands in
a single session, Exchange officials
particularly Edward A. Brown, the
secretary, expressed themselves as
more than pleased at the initial turn
over and pointed with pride to the
fact that the tobacco was the only
commodity market in the country
which closed higher today. January
closed at 29.85 cents against the open
ing of 29 cents. March at 30.20
against 29.30; May at 30.40 against
29.35; and July at 30.50 against 29.60.
The closing bid for August the only
other active month was 30.65 against
an opening bid of 29.80.
The type 12-B-4-F selected as the
standard for trading represents the
actual bright leaf tobacco now be
ing sold on warehouse floors in North
Carolina and other sections. Each
kind of tobacco is a numbered type,
the "B" represents the quality, the
"4" the grade, and the "F" the color,
which is orange or medium. In ad
dition to this standard contract, there
are nijjp other types deliverable 1
under exchange contracts. They are
known as flue-cured types 11, 12, 13,
and 14; fire cured types 21, 22, and
23; and air cured burley type 31
and Maryland type 32.
The spot markets now operating
in the South are graded by govern
ment inspectors.
Glowing with pride at the estab
lishment of the new trading mart,
Secretary Brown pointed out that
the annual production of tobacco in
the United States aggregates 1,400,
000,000 pounds and has a farm
value of roughly $300,000,000. In its
finished state the the product is val
ued at more than $1,000,000,000 and
is the source of enormous revenue to
the United States Government
Bernard Richard Haupt
mann, German, Ar
rested in New York;
Money Found In Ga
rage of His Home;
Others Being Ques
tioned.
New York, September 20? Police
announced today they have in custody
the man who received the $50,000
ransom money paid by Colonel Chas.
A. Lindbergh in an ineffectual effort
to recover his kidnapped son two
years ago.
The man is Bernard Richard Haupt- j
mann of 1279 East 222nd street, tfie
Bronx.
The announcement said the man is
an alien and came to this country
as a stowaway eleven years ago.
Jersey City, N. J.?September 20?
The Jersey Journal today says an
unnaturalized German was arrested
in New York City today in connec
tion with the Lindbergh kidnapping
case.
Shortly after the man's arrest of
ficers found between $35,000 and
$40,000 of the ransom money cached
in the garage of his home in the
Bronx.
Reports state the man lives in the
general vicinity of the cemetery where
$50,000 was passed over a stone wall
to the supposed kidnappers.
The arrest was said to have come
about after numerous ten dollar bills,
carrying the numbers of those which
Colonel Chas._ A. Lindbergh had
secured for the ransom, had been
passed in the area bounded by 50th
and 80th streets and Second and
Third Avenues in New York City the
past several days.
The impending break in the two!
and one-half year old mystery of the'
IJndbe-gh kidnap case caused Dr. J.
F. Condon, the "Jafsie" in the case,
to be taken to police headquarters
today.
Department of justice officials in
Washington said the case was "hot"
and there were unconfirmed reports
in New York that four men and two
women were being questioned.
Great Hagenbeck
Wallace Circus
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Clyde Beatty, World
Famous Wild Animal
Trainer With Forty
Lions and Tigers Will
Again Thrill The Vast
Audiences
The Great Hagenbeck-Wallace Cir
cus, one of the two largest shows in
America, will exhibit in Greenville,
on Thursday, September 27. A two
mile long street parade at 11 a. m.,
will be the inaugural event of the
day,?the first real old-fashioned
circus parade since 1926.
The huge circus traveling on three
all-steel trains of double length cir
cus cars, will, this year, offer more
thrilling features than ever before.
Every t display on the lengthy pro
gram is of gigantic proportions, and
scores of them new to circus patrons.
Clyde Beatty, world famous wild
animal trainer, will again thrill the
vast audiences with his daring in, the
all-steel arena with forty wild and
ferocious lions and tigers. The most
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Large Attendance
? Farmville School
Numerous Impr o v e -
ments Made During
Summer
Farmville's high school opened
I Monday with a large attendance of
students, patrons and many former
graduates present, the enrollment be-I
ing the largest in the history of the
school.
The renovation and remodeling of
a cottage, recently purchased for
the use of the home economics class,
is now underlay, with Miss \lice
Coggins, teacher of this department,
supervising.
This splendid addition to the ad
vantages offered by the Farmville
school, will be the only one of ifs
type in the State, and the community
feels a justifiable pride in the proj
ect. ...
The athletic program will be ex
pended under Nelson Hunsucker, who
is a new addition to the faculty, be
ing the science teacher.
The curriculum of the school has
been augmented this year by a short
hand-typing course, under Federal
sponsorship, with Miss Lanie Parker
as teacher.
The school heating plant has been
rebuilt and improved during the
past few weeks with a better system
of ventilation introduced.
Chapel programs will begin next
week with exercises held on Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30
o'clock for the elementary grades and
on Friday, at 9:45, for the high
school.
LOCAL COLORED SCHOOL
HAS RECORD OPENING
. The Farmville colored school
opened Monday, September 17th, with
the record-breaking number of 475
pupils. Many parents were also
present to express their good wishes
for a successful school year. The
main building has been filled to over
flowing-and a nearby Odd Fellow hall
has been secured in which to house
some of the grades.
There is a plan by which the dom
estic science department is to be en
larged so as to include both sewing
and cooking. This will meet a very
outstanding community need.
Through the special interest and
support of its patrons and friends,
white friends as well as colored, the
school was able to meet the state re
quirements and was able to open on
an accredited basis.
The success of the school is due
largely to the special interest of
Supt R. E. Boyd who has kept in
close touch With the needs and prog
ress of the schooL His sympathy
and wise guidance have meant much
to the community. This is appreciat
ed more than mere words can ex
press.
(Ed. Note: The colored school's
principal, H. B. Suggs, merits special
recognition and highest praise for
his untiring activities and enthusias
tic efforts towards raising the stan
dards of the school, and for its prog
ress and development along all
Hnes.)
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A consignment sale of registered
Guernseys will be Held at the Brook
dale Country Club at Salisbury on
Thursday, October 11, announces T.
D. Brown.
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Farmers of State Get
10 Millions from AAA
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North Carolina farmers received i
^10,048,835.74 in rental and benefit |
payments from the Agricultural Ad*
justrr.ept Administration during the
past fiscal year.
The payments Were "divided, as
follows, among farmers who con
tracted to reduce their production:
Tobacco farmers, $5,356,369.45; cot
ton growers, $4,654,391.26; wheat
growers, $83,075.03, according to a
report received from Washington
yesterday by Dean I, O. Schaub of
State College.
The expense of administering the
various programs in North Carolina
was $541,410.59, or approximately
five per cent of the total cost of the
|j||p activities, Schaub said. The
tOfrCb** -Td$o?f'toft thm fig- '
SI, 193S, and do not include pay
ments made since July 81, 1984.
Among the payments made since
July is $26,000 to corn-hog contract
signers in Beadfort County.
The cost of administering the va
rious programs in this State dur
ing the fiscal year vdas listed thus:
General expense, $1,698,70; cotton,
$363,658,96; tobacco, $157,971.06;
corn-hog, $10,49638; wheat $7,590.
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The figures received by the dean
today showed that the total cost of
the AAA in the United States dur
ing the past fiscal year $840;
863,486.28. Of this sum, $243,093,
889.73 went into rental and . benefit
payments, $72,898323.49 into the re
moval of surplus commodities from
To Lean Farmers
12con Cotton
Loans Are Immediately
Available and Pay
ment is Made When
Farmers Present Cot
ton At Classing Or
Field Office
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Local classing and receiving of
fices of the North Carolina Cotton
Growers Cooperative Association,
fanner operated cotton cooperative
for this territory, this week are ad
vancing twelve cents on cotton for
farmers in this territory, in accord
ance with the recent action of the
board of directors of the American
Cotton Cooperative Association in
New Orleans voting to loan farmers
through their own facilities twtelve
cents per pound on seven eighths
inch low middling cotton and better
pending working out the details of
the proposed Federal loan of twelve
cents recently authorized by Pres
ident Roosevelt. Eleven cents per
pound will be paid on cotton classed
low middling or better in gTade and
below seven eighths in staple.
The American Cotton Cooperative
Association is the central sales or-i
ganization for the fourteen state and
regional associations over the cotton
belt, of which the local association is
a part. The combined membership
of these associations is reported at
better than 250,000 farmer cotton
producers.
These loans are immediately avail
able and payment is made when far
mers present the cotton at the class
ing or field office Regardless of
any decline in the market, farmers
will receive the full twelve cents per
pound and sustain no losses. If the
market increases they can sell their
cotton any day through the facilities
of the American Cotton Cooperative
Association.
This action was taken, according to
N. C. Williamson, President of the
Association, in order that farmers
may secure a sum equal to the pro
posed government loan pending the.
working out of details by the gov
ernment.
Many farmers in the cotton belt
have ginned their cotton, need money
for it and are holding it waiting lor
details on the proposed government
loan. Thus, farmers who need money
are being forced to sell their cotton
or make a small loan at some bank.
This program, according to Mr. Wil
liamson, will enable farmers to get
at once sixty dollars a bale for their
cotton to take care of immediate
needs and enable them to hold their
cotton until they are ready to sell.
If the market rises they can call their
cotton and sell it anytime they want
to, receiving the benefit of increase
in price. If the market goes down
they wiil have their twelve cents per
pound, and will not be responsible
for any losses.
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The American uoruon wjupernuvc
Association was a leading factor in
the working out of the proposed Fed
eral, loan and has been leading a
move since 1932 to securing the par
ity price of fifteen cents for cotton.
During the present season farmers
who rigned the reduction contracts
and received rental benefits and who
take, the twelve cent loan will just
about receive the 1910-1914 parity
tor their cotton.
The directors and managers of the
fourteen state and regional associa
tions represented in the board of the
American Cotton Cooperative Asso
ciation, which is the central sales
agency for the state associations,
have been meeting in New Orleans
for the past two days working out
the details on the association's
twfelve cent loan and handling routine
affairs on the association. Directors
representing every section of the
cotton belt were present. There are
some 260,000 farmer members of the
state aift regional associations with
representatives attending the meet
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Eighty automobiles filled with far
mers and other business men made a
tour of Macon county farms last
week to study the improved prac
tices being promoted by the farm
80th Anniversary To Be
Observed Christian Church
Series Of Meetings To
Begin Sunday Even
ing; Fine Program
Planned With Rev. Le
land Cook As Speaker
A series of meetings, which will
mark the 80th anniversary of the lo
cal Christian church, will begin on
Sunday, September 23, and continue
through the week, with Rev. Leland
Cook, pastor of the Kinston Christ
ian church as preacher.
First Called Antioch
The church now: known, as the
Christian church of Farmville, locat
ed on the corner of Main and Church
streets, was organized in 1854, con
tinuing its active service ever since,
its contribution to the conynunity be
ing incalculable. The church was 18
years old when the town was incor
porated in 1872.
The lot where the present church
stands was given by J. W. May,
the grandfather of Miss Tabitha De
Visconti. Among those who helped
to erect the first chuhch building
were J. W. May, Sherrod Belcher,
Wm. Joyner and W. G. Lang. The
first church was known as Antioch.
RuH Mnnv Prpnfhprn
It has been favored by having a
fine personel from the beginning, and
some of the great pioneer preachers
Revs. Josephus Latham, Isaac Chest
nut, Gideon Allen, Peter Hines and
Geo. W. Joyner. The daughter of
Mr. Joyner, Mrs. Mary Beaman of
Wilson, is the oldest living member.
The spacious new edifice was erect
ed in 1909 under the ministry of Rev.
C. Manly Morton, who is now serving
as a missionary in Puerto Rico. The
plant was remodeled under the minis
try of Rev. R. S. Tandy, with class
rooms being set up in the basement.
The plant now has seating capac
ity for about 400 and accomodations
for 300 in Sunday school.
The church has suffered the loss of
six of its pioneer members during the
j past three or four years; Mrs. Annie
IR. Lang, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Moye,
| W. E. M:xrphy and Mrs. Eliza Tyer.
' Rev. C. B. Mashburn, the present
pastor, was recalled four years ago
jto this pastorate after an absence of
115 years.
The following letter is among valu
able, historical documents, relating ~
to the history of the local church,
preserved by Rev. C. C. Ware, of
' Wilson, state historian of the denomi
nation:
Letter from Josephus Latham
about the first revival held at Farm
ville Christian Church. Taken from
Page 145, Nov. 1885, American
Christian Preacher and Disciples'
Miscellany.
September 16th, 1855,
Dear Brother Walsh:
The expected meeting at Artioch
commenced on Saturday before the
second Lord's Day in the present
month, and continued several days,
and to the astonishment of friends
and foes it resulted in the confession
and baptism of fourteen persons?a
goodly number of whom were lovely
young .ladies, two of them wtere
natives of Maine, who had "bidden
farewell to the loved ones at home,"
and come to the far "sunny south"
to "teach the young idea how to
sheet"?to prepare the young and
lovely for more usefulness. Such
being their occupation, how noble the
calling! It was a lovely sight to
see such intelligent persons (far
away from the home of childhood,
where the happy days of youth were
spent) go meekly - down into the
liquid grave to be buried with Christ
in baptism. It was deeply affecting
to think that though they were far
from ja. loved mother, and will prob
ably die far away, yet they now can
hope to meet in heaven, where no
wide waters will roll between them.
For the ransomed of the Lord will
return and come to Zion with aongs
and everlasting joy upon their heads
and they shall obtain joy and glad
ness, and "sorrow and sighing shall
flee away."
May Heaven guide these dear
young converts through this "Waste
howling wilderness" to the haven of
sweet repose,
,v Where bliss is known without alley,
^ And beauty blooms. without decay
And thoughts of grief in cloudless
joy
?> Shall melt like morning mist away. .
REV. JOSEPHUS LATHAM.
(Note: Rev. Mr. Mashburn would
    

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