^CURRENT EV$$| /p . _ w a swxiee^pwiir %?__ ? t_I ?i^ML'i'i.SSSga mayor jonn jj, JUBWlfl^HHi^^Hfll^l ?? OB o'clock from staUoA ville, and the QrdwM^jflSHBM were given hesirty xooHBpJBjMBB full support of Far|HLHe The Junior W&torfiM by R EX Boyd, preeident tf #|p - tory Club and school Buperintmdent, for this service, sold tt?r' affair and elected the fowwiif^ ????' sdxa to represent Fumv|to: ? Mr. and Mrs. J. and Mrs. A. C. Monk, Dr. and.MiL'' W. M. Willis, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Vought, Mr, and Mn :l,'?r|nP': Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Monk, Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Oglesby, Mr. and M|p. *& C. Turnage, Mrs. Bailie EL Horton. John B. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. R H. Knott, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Shackle ford, Dr. and Bits. C. C. Joyner. The affair was attended by a crowd estimated at nearly two thousand. Part of this number sat in the1, spac ious balconies and watched the en trancing ball room scene below and the remainder whirled about the floor as thousands of others were doing in other parts of the country. The building had been bautifully decorated with pines and national colors and a huge immitation birth day cak^ brilliantly lighted, adorned the stage. At 11:20 o'clock the dance * was halted for the address by President Roosevelt from the Capital City. The President thanked the nation for the ' tribute paid him, and declared it was "the happiest time of his life." He told of the work being done at Warm Springs, .Ga., for children suf fering from infantile paralysis and again stated the main purpose of the ball, to raise funds to help the in stitution render greater service to the nation in this respect. The address came to the crowd through a radio which had been in stalled on the stage several feet above the dance floor, and was plain ly audible in every section of the building. it was one of the most orderly and genuinely happy affairs ever held in the county and was wholly in keep ing with the spirit of the occaaibn, honoring as it did the 52nd birthday of one of the greatest Presidents the nation has ever had. The spirit of. good-will which has emanated from the White House since the inaugura tion of Mr. Roosevelt was in evidence everywhere, the dancers feeling as if they had the President with them, evidently taking him at his word when he told them over the radio that he hoped his spirit would be at every party and ball given in his honor. Money Collected A million dollar check, written by the hundreds of Roosevelt birthday parties, was put to work May 10 for a three-way attack on infantile para lysis. were paid one Farmvitife as a leader, by reason of his astuteness and wise counsel, will be vacant a long time. Always con servative/In bls views and opinions and of ready decision, .be has, during the past fifty yea^s spent in Farrn ville, lived a useful life and rendered valuable service in the municipal and educational activities of the town. Tfcln*ris brothers, R. L., F. M., and John R, have, from the begin ning, when this present wide awake little town was only a sleepy hamlet, been prominently identified with Farmville, particularly in its business and civic enterprises. They were never idle dreamers, and they have proved themselves doers in the true sense of the word, industrious and enterprising, men of great integrity and splendid merit, being pioneers in the realm of general and time mer chandising in this section of the state. Of quiet, dignified bearing, "Mr. John", as he was familiarly known, lived very simply, being regular in his personal habits, sound in his judgment, and methodical in his busi ness activities. : ? ?' -??? we repeat "Mr. John" will be greatly missed in this community.? Editorial. (Note: Farmville has lost a num ber of citizens during the year, whose deaths have been a distinct loss. Mr. Davis is mentioned as a pioneer citi zen.) "King of Bootleggers" Killed R. G. (Dick) Roycroft, known as "The King of Bootleggers," was in stantly killed here February 27, when his liquor-laden car collided with an other machine as officers were chas ing him through town. Roycroft, formerly of Raleigh, centered his operations in Durham. Excitement reigned here for several hours succeeding the wreck which in volved an electric light pole and re sulted in the power being turned off the streets. Hundreds of people visit ed the scene made ghastly in the moonlight by the blood and brains of the dead man, which mingling with the spilt whiskey, ran down the gut ters of the street. ^bbsst u ' ' MUs Janie m: in Emmanuel church, Farmville, on Wednesday, May 30, was one of the most spiritual and inspirational yet held. Delegates and visitors from each of the towns?Ayden, Farmville, Greenville, Grifton and Winterville? comprising the district, numbered around sixty. Mrs. Waldo Gower, Grifton, the president, presided. Rev. A. C. D. Noe, Ayden rector, offered the invo cation, the welcoming address being made by Mrs. J. H. Darden, president of the local Auxiliary. Aspects of life at Camp Ijeach, (Please turn to page 22) ? - - - I DONT WATCH OTHERS GO BY ? ! J Hudson or Terraplane | i AND WAVE THEM BYE-BYE ! ? A REAL AUTOMOBILE ! In The Low Price Field. % THE CAR WITH MORE SPEED AND RIDING + COMFORT THAN ANY CAR ON THE MARKET X NEAR ITS PRICE ? LET US SHOW YOU. X V ???&?.' ? * !I Several Good Used Cars on Hand at Reasonable Prices. % ,,. ?-?> :??? II Farmville Motor Co., Inc. j t Next door to Postoffice ? ? ? Farmville, N. C. | tVi i'i i'i I'm n 111111111 u 111111111111111 l|? l|l ^11|> l|? >|l ^1 l|l l|l l|l l|l ?|l ^1 l|l 1^1 l|l l|l >|? ?|? l|> >|l +^?+|? ?^? =MR. AUTO OWNERS I ;; In order to be able to furnish you more efficient service, * ii> V'* ? * we have installed the very latest and best? + 4* *r Motor Rebuilding Equipment * * t and can recondition your motor as good as it was the day % 4* 4* + it came from the factory?and at a price most reasonable. ? T 4* ? ? 4* 4? ! We Specialize In? ! * * * reboring motors, installing cylinder sleeves and valve re- j* ? * % placement seats. We have recently purchased the most * 4> 4* * up-to-date hard seat grinder for servicing steel seats as % ?J* + used in many cars. j* ?j* *1* % Our prices are no higher than you pay for an inferior * ? quality of work. We invite you to visit our shop % 4> 4* + for an inspection. ? ! CORBETTS GARAGE j + J. C. CORBETT, Owner and Manager f t WILSON STREET FARMVILLE, N. C. t ?5* 4* ?J* ?J? ?j* ?J? ?*-. ?% ?J? ?|* A ?Jt ?J? ?J* ??J? tji ???