ORGANIZATION OF FARM
ERS ON TRIAL
Organization ox tobacco farmers
has been perfected to a higher de
gree than it was thought possible
last year this time. The situation
has been almost miraculously chang
ed and under the "New Deal", as in
augurated by President Roosevelt,
and brought to a culmination in the
Agricultural Adjustment Act, under
Henry Wullace, J. 13. Hutson, chief
of the tobacco section, and J. C. La
nier, in charge of tobacco process
ing and marketing, growers have an
exceptional opportunity?the first in
the history of agriculture?of receiv
ing equitable treatment.
The problem of organization,
which at first seemed very difficult,
was really achieved with great ease.
For when the farmer, being made
to realize his position last fall in
such a tragic way, had his confidence
renewed in his government by the
meritorous way in which it speedily
swung into action in dealing with
his emergency, created order from
chaos and obtained a fair exchange
for his tobacco, he sensed the im
portance of cooperation.
The importance of working in al
liance with the government became
striking indeed at this time, when
the wrecking of the entire agricul
tural structure was threatened, and
the farmer, discovering the mighty
influence brought to bear on his be
half, decided that the program of
this administration deserved his re
spect and admiration. And so the
production adjustment plan, worked
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out by government officials, in con
junction with an advisory committee
of representative flue-cured tobacco
growers, met with the immediate ap
proval and loyal support of the farm
ers, as evidenced in the ready re
sponse to the sign up campaign and
proved in the strict manner in which
the agreements were observed. And
they are expecting a continuation of
their cooperation to result in ending
their long struggle of years with low
Septuagenarians In Annual Meet
It. L. Davis Elected President
Members of the Septuagenarian
Association, Inc., of Pitt county, as
sembled here May 25, for their an
nual meeting, with Atty. John Hill
Paylor presiding and Mayor Ixiwis
extending the welcoming address.
Although this group had met an
nually for the past three years, this
was the first gathering under the new
charter of incorporation and the so
ciety whs formally organized and the
constitution and by-laws adopted,
with the following officers elected at
this time: R. L. Davis, president;
Marcelius Smith, vice-president; F.
M. Davis, secretary and treasurer.
The Board of Governors elected
were: William McArthur, Greenville,
Watt Parker, Farmville, Jonas Dildy,
Fountain, Abner Eason, Fountain, P.
L. Carr, Greene county, Mrs. Josie
McArthur, Greenville, Dr. C. E.
Moore, Wilson, J. R. Dozier, Foun
The idea of the society was con
ceived and promoted by Watt Park
er, a Spanish-American War veteran,
who desired a closer relationship be
tween those of seventy years or more
for the promotion of their own happi
ness and peace in declining years,
and in addition to this, to help de
velop in the younger generations a
deeper respect and veneration for the
government and the aged.
After adjournment and dinner, the
Septuagenarians enjoyed the further
hospitality offered them by the drug
gists and moving picture theatre
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TO LIGHT RURAL HOMES
If the plans of Governor Khring
haus' newly appointed Rural Elec
trification Committee are carried out,
a great many farm homes in practi
cally every county of the State will
soon be enjoying the use of electric
service for lights, irons, motors, etc.
According to David S. Weaver,
agricultural engineer of State Col
lege, who has been selected by the
Committee to make a survey of the
State, there is a possibility of ex
tending a great many electric lines in
the very near future. Financial as
sistance through Mrs. Thomas
O'Berry, State Itelief Administrator,
Ix)cal groups of farmers interested
in securing this service should get
together and send Mr. Weaver the
(1) The number of farmers who
will actually connect to the proposed
line at once.
(2) The number of farmers on
the proposed line who would proba
bly connect later.
(3) The number of filling stations,
churches, schools, gins, etc., along
the proposed line.
(4) The approximate length in
miles the line would have to be to
serve above users.
(5) Can the "right of way" be
secured without cost?
(6) Determine just what the
group, as a whole will do in the way
of donating poles, labor and cash.
(7) What use of current, other
than lighting, would be made by the
majority of farms, such " as irons,
washing machines, ranges, refrigera
tors, motors, etc.
R. L. DAVIS
Parmer, Merchant and Banker.
Much of Farmville's development and
growth is attributed to Mr. Davis*
efforts and progressive policies.
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