FARMVILLE BOASTS OF FIRST SWIMMING I'OOL
COMPLETED IN THE STATE UNDER CWA PROGRAM !
Lacking in organized playground
facilities for these many years, the
problem of suitable recreation for
children of this community, rendered
more pressing by the shortened school
term, hus been solved, to a great ex
tent, by the splendid municipal swim
ming pool, which was made possible
by the CWA, at a cost of $18,000, the
town and individuals contributing
$7,000 of this amount for its comple
tion after CWA funds wexe exhaust
ed, and winning the distinction of
possessing the first pool in the State
completed under the CWA program.
Opened June (i
The pool was formally opened on
Wednesday, June 6, and its scheduled
exhibition of diving and swimming
contests, brought many swimmers
and visitors from other towns. Jack
Horton was announced winner of the
swimming contest, and was presented
with a week's privilege ticket.
Among interested out of town peo
ple in attendance were: E. B. Roach,
of Raleigh, representing the State
Board of Health; Dr. McGeachy,
County Health Officer; Mr. Futrell,
Welfare Officer; the State's Federal
Auditor of the CWA; Wayne county's
Health Officer, and a number from
Tarboro, Rocky Mount and other
Pride Felt In Project
W. A. McAdams, water and light
superintendent, who has had the su
pervision of the building of the pool,
and the installation of the filtering
plant and other equipment in charge,
together with Mayor John B. Lewis,
R. A. Joyner, Dr. W. M. Willis, J. W.
Joyner and Geo. W. Davis, the last
three being named as a committee
from the town board, all working in
coordination with Federal forces for
the successful culmination of the
project, express themselves as well
pleased with results and feel a justi
fiable pride in the achievement, which
in furnishing the municipality with a
fine recreational center, provided em
ployment for many jobless men dur
ing the winter and spring.
Modern Filtering Plant
The pool is equipped with modern
filtering plants, and the 191,500 gal
lons of water therein is wholly puri
fied every eight hours, there being a
continual flow of water through the
filtering tanks. The pool and bath
houses, together with the baby bath
ing pool are constructed to conform,
in every particular, with the speci
fications and requirements of the
State Board of Health.
Enjoyed By Old And Young
While primarily planned for the
youth of the community, the pool has
proved popular among the adults, as
swimming is invigorating and health
ful to young and old alike, not only
developing the body of the child, but
exercising and keeping muscles of
the older person in excellent trim.
Each summer the citizens of Farm
ville have found it necessary to take
their children to some other town or
bathing place for the pleasure of a
swim; the convenience, the cleanli
ness, and the conservative charges of
the municipal pool has brought the
finest opportunity for advancement
of the health and happiness that has
ever been offered them here.
People from Greenville, Wilson,
Snow Hill, Fountain, Walstonburg,
Crisp, Stantonsburg and Saratoga
have been noted among the large
crowds of swimmers and spectators
in attendance daily.
Good Proceeds First Three Weeks
That Farmville and the surround
ing towns are patronizing the pool is
attested by statistics comprising a
report of proceeds of the twenty-one
days following the opening when 48
adult and 36 children's season tickets
were sold, daily ticket sales showed
3694, towel rent, $15.51, and a total
of receipts $666.06.
Sammy Bundy has been in charge
of the pool since it was opened, with
R. H. Cason, Graham McAdams,
Lynn Eason, Gilbert Wheless, B. O.
Turnage and Mrs. Sallie K. Horton
as assistants. Billy Morton, who at
tended the American Red Cross
Aquatic Camp, Camp Carolina, Bre
vard, N. C., in June, conducts classes
in Senior and Junior life saving, free
to all desiring instruction.
The possibilities for a beautiful
park about the pool are legion, await
ing development into a playground
and beauty spot for the entire sec
tion, and a movement for beautifica
tion is underway by the organizations
here interested in civic work. The
town purchased land adjacent to its
power plant for the development of
a park, several years ago, but the
project, aside from the planting of a
number of pecan trees, had never
proceeded beyond the acquisition of
the grounds. A screened picnic
pavilion was erected on the plot, soon
after the pool was opened, for the
convenience of Sunday School picnics
or other gatherings.
Banks were closing by the thous
ands. Mortgages were being fore
closed by the hundreds of thousands
on the farms and in the towns and
cities, and millions of blameless peo
ple were shuffling in the bread lines
before the "New Deal" began.
The purpose of the controlled pro
duction program is to reduce the
overwhelming surplus which has
hung over the market for years and
has wrecked prices for the farmer.
At the beginning of the curtail
ment program there was enough cot
ton in the carry-over to supply all
of the needs of this country and tKe
foreign demand for American cotton
if we had not grown any cotton what
ever in this country for a whole year.
Children of the Farmville Supervised Playground, sponsored by
FERA, enjoyed a swim each Friday during the summer months.
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