North Carolina Newspapers

    4 Current Events In The Life of FarmvilleI ?*
Since the last issue of THK SPOT
LIGHT, many notable and interesting
events have occurred in the life of
this community, all of which cannot
he included in this article hut a num
ber are being recorded herein that fu
ture generations may note the hap
penings along educational, civic and
industrial lines, together with the
change in the agricultural life of the
people of Farmville and community,
during the year 1 N. I).
Tysons-Mays Weld Themselves In
Joint Reunion With Or. J. Y.
Joyner As President
ihe outstanding action of the an
nual Tyson-May Reunion held here in
October, was the adoption of the
following resolutions, presented by
Mrs. T. C. Tumage, head of the re
solutions committee?1st, the send
ing of a telegram to Governor Kh
ringhaus expressing pride in, and
appreciation of his courageous action
in the tobacco crisis; 2nd, endorsing
the National Recovery Act and pledg
ing full support; 3rd, as a family, to
withstand the onslaught of Common
ists and other deadly forces that seek
the collapse of the nation; 4th, to
work for a Tyson-May memorial park
in cooperation with America's Refor
estation program; 5th, to assist the
Major May chapter, D. A. R., in
suitably memorializing the famous
document known as the Pitt County
Pesolves, signed by 93 Pitt Countians
in 1775; 6th, to weld the Tyson-May
families, already one by ties of blood,
into a reunion organization to be
known as the Tyson-May Reunion. A
suitable resolution regarding the edu
cational crisis was also passed.
In the election of officers the re
commendation of the nominating com
mittee, presented by Mrs. Henrietta
Moye Williamson, was accepted with
a unanimous vote, resulting as fol
lows: president, Dr. J. Y. Joyner; 1st
vice president, Miss Ellen May
Lewis; 2nd vice president, C. A. Ty
son; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Ed
Nash Warren.
Mayor John B. Lewis, president of
the Tyson organization, presided; his
address touching on the heritage of
the Tyson and May families assembl
ed for their second joint reunion, and
the predominating of patriotism,
which in governing the acts of their
forefathers, was evidenced in the en
thusiastic support of President
Roosevelt's N. R. A. program, the
cotton and tobacco reductions going
over almost 100 per cent in this sec
Greetings from the Major Benja
min May chapter, D. A. R., were
brought by the regent, Mrs. T. C.
Turnage; a report from the Tyson
family given by Miss Evelyn Horton,
that from the Mays by Miss Ellen
May Lewis; poems by Mrs. Bettie
Tyson Smith were read by Mrs. Car
rie Pollard Baucom; a report from
the genealogical committee was giv
en by the chairman, Miss Tabitha
DeVisconti; a musical program was
rendered by Farmville High School
Glee Club, Miss Vivian Case, direct
ing, and Mrs. Haywood Smith, ac
eompanyintr, by Mrs. John I). Holmes,
soloist, with Mrs. J. L. Shackleford
as accompanist.
?Summing up the address of Hon.
A. .J. Maxwell, State Commissioner
of Revenue, the principal speaker of
the Reunion program. Dr. J. Y. Joy
ner, of LaCrange, newly elected pres
ident of the Reunion, a long time
friend and associate of the commis
sioner, pronounced it one of the
most, if not the most comprehensive
review of present economic condi
tions, offering the most practical
remedies for dispelling depression in
the State and Nation, that he had
heard, thus bespeaking the senti
ment and reaction of the large as
semblage, which greeted the speaker
with utmost cordiality; displayed a
spirit of whole hearted endorsement
throughout, and voted to adopt him
as a son at the close of his speech.
Members of the family taking part
in the round table discussion con
ducted by Dr. Joyner, included Miss
Hattie Parrott, Kinstojg, and Raleigh,
Rev. J. N. Bynum, Roanoke Rapids,
Mrs. Ruth Sutton, Kinston, John
Smith, Robersonville, Mrs. Josie Mc
Arthur, Greenville, and Mrs. Annie
Tyson Flanagan, daughter of the
late Grigg Tyson, who was instru
mental in the organization of and
active in promoting the Tyson Re
A picnic dinner was spread after
adjournment on the grounds of the
James W. May home, owned by his
grand daughter,. Miss Tabitha DeVis
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Primitive Baptists Meet
Primitive Baptists, numbering sev
eral hundred, met iiere Wednesday,
October (?, in attendance on tiie Con
lentnea Primitive Baptist Associa
tion, which convened in Damascus
church for a three days meeting.
Many of the most consecrated and
prominent preachers of this faith
were heard during the sessions of
the Association. A basket dinner
was spread each day in the Morton
grove and a spirit of genuine Chris
tian fellowship reigned generally
throughout the town.
Repeal Forces Win
North Carolina, one of the first
States to adopt prohibition, stood, on
November 8, 1033, as the first State
of the Union to have definitely re
corded its opposition to repeal of the
Eighteenth Amendment.
By a vote of two and a half to
one, throughout the State, the voters
refused to sanction the calling of a
convention to act upon the proposed
21st, or repeal amendment, and thus
brought to an end the previously un
interrupted march of States to the
anti-prohibition bandwagon.
Pitt County voted 66 majority
against, with Farmville casting 20 of
this majority.
Pitt County's Vote By Townships
For Against
Ayden 105 185
Beaver Dam 51 30
Belvoir 59 29
Bethel 25 269
Carolina 71 54
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Chieod 17'J 211
Falkland _ 57 72
Fountain 42 61
Greenville 818 172
Grifton 117 83
Pactolus 41 11
Swift Creek , 51 34
Winterville 107 131
Total _1,781 1,847
American I>egion Holda Armihtice
Day Service
The local jx>st of the American Le
gion, of which Dr. P. K. Jones is the
commander, observed Armistice Day
with a religious service on the Sun
day following that memorable date,
in which the congregations of the
various churches here united.
Rev. C. B. Mashburn, pastor of the
Christian Church, where the service
was held, and who is also head of the
local Ministerial Association, presid
ed. The Scripture lesson was read by
Rev. J. Q. Beckwith, Jr., and Rev.
H. M. Wilson offered prayer. The
speaker, Rev. Worth Wicker, was in
troduced by Rev. Beckwith as chap
lain of the Beaufort Post and Com
mander of the 3rd Division of the
American Legion of North Carolina.
Music was furnished for the occasion
by members of the various choirs of
the town with Mrs. Arthur F. Joyner
as accompanist.
Speaking on "The Futility of War,"
Rev. Wicker, Episcopal rector of St.
Paul's parish, Beaufort, presented
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