North Carolina Newspapers

    Outstanding Achievements of Farmville
Organizations During the Current Year!
(Continued from page 34)
(M'ul Federation Director of North
Carolina and an ex-president of the
State Federation of Women's Clubs,
Miss Annie Perkins has also served
as recording secretary and Mrs. J. II.
Joyner as corresponding secretary of
the State Federation, Mrs. T. C. Tur
nage, outstanding in D. A .K. work,
has served as state treasurer, Mrs.
W. M. Willis is district committee
woman of the American Legion Auxi
liary and Mrs. J. W. Parker, known
throughout the State for her work in
the Eastern Star, is a member of the
board of directors of the Masonic and
F.astern Star Home, Greensboro, and
is a past grand, matron of the order.
Girl Scouts
Farmville has two troops of
Scouts?Boy and Girl?which are ac
tive and have been of great benefit
in the development of the youth of
the town.
The Girl Scouts, organized several
years ago by Miss Evelyn Horton,
languished when she went to live in
Washington. D. C., but was reorgan
ized upon ner return in the fall of
1933 and was sponsored by the Junior
Woman's club with Miss Horton, Miss
Frances Joyner and Miss Malette
Greene acting in turn as leaders.
Boy Scouts
The Farmville troop of Boy Scouts
belongs to the Wilson Area Council
under the leadership of John J. Seg
well, the local scoutmaster being Ed.
Nash Warren. At the present time
there are only fourteen members, but
many are expected to be added to the
roster this fall.
National Scout week, February 8-15
has always been actively celebrated
by the Farmville troop, but the acti
vities of the troop last February were
particularly interesting. A special
program was arranged and given in
connection with an address by the
President of the United States, by
electrical hook-up in the auditorium
of the High School Building. At
that time the President gave a defi
? nite duty to each troop in the United
States?that duty being the collec
tion of old clothes and food for the
poor and unemployed. During Anni
versary Week, the Scouts attended
church in a body and were privileg
ed to hear a special sermon by Rev.
Ennis, of the Missionary Baptist
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has, for several years, sold Christmas
cards and made money enough to
camp one week at Morehead and two
weeks at White Lake. This Patrol,
with the help of interested citizens,
has erected a small hut for its indi
vidual meetings.
Many overnight hikes have been
enjoyed by the Scouts during the
year and the annual Halloween party
was a tremendous success. Several
other parties have been given, to
which the girls have been invited.
In July 1933 a party of Scouts
left Wilson for a trip to the World's
Fair at Chicago. Four of the Farm
ville boys made this pilgrimage, which
was very educational and also offer
ed a splendid opportunity to become
acquainted with other Scouts and to
learn of their activities.
The Farmville Scouts have always
been interested in Camp Charles, near
Baily, N. C., and are well represent
ed there each summer.
AmonK the men's organizations are
the following, with an article, re
garding the Septuagenarian Society,
the most unique group of the town,
and possibly the only one of its
kind in existence, appearing else
where in these columns.
Masonic Lodge
Farmville Lodge, No. 517, A. F.
and A. M., is the oldest organization
for men, in Farmville, its charter be
ing granted on January 15, 1002, with
George W. Freeman acting as the
first master, R. R. Bailey, senior
warden and A. S. J. Bynum, junior
The lodge is a progressive and
growing organization, with meetings
being held twice a month in the
lodge rooms on the second floor of
the Lang building, being usually well
attended and characterized by inter
est and enthusiasm.
John Hill Paylor is the present
master of the lodge.
The Farmville Rotary Club
The Farmville Rotary Club began
the past year with R. E. (Bob) Boyd,
Superintendent of the Farmville High
School, occupying the president's
chair. His immediate predecessor, W.
Leslie (Bill) Smith, had done much
to build up the club in numbers and
enthusiasm and Bob has continued
the good work during the past year,
until now the Farmville Club is quite
an active organization of some twen
ty-two members, with G. Alex Rouse
as its recently elected head.
There are two definite sides to all
Rotary activity, the social and the
business. All Rotary programs are
based on these two fundamental ideas
and those of the past year have been
replete with examples of both. Ladies
night, inter-city meetings, the annual
picnic and outing?all these linger
as pleasant memories in the minds
of those who attended.
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ious plans for community betterment
in which the Farmville Rotary Club
has been interested during- the past
year. Who can tell when some hint
or suggestion dropped by chance in
the meetings of this Club will defi
nitely shape or form some definite
public policy. A few of the things
in which the Club has a definite in
terest will bear mentioning?the Boy
Scout movement, the municipal swim
ming pool, the decoration of the town
during the Christmas holidays, the
aiding of a certain cripple child in
Farmville's community, the sponsor
ing of athletics in the High School,
a constructive interest in the
straightening of the highway through
Farmville, and many more projects
that are for the good of the com
munity. The Rotary Club makes no
claims for the financing of the proj
ects. Its limited assets would cer
tainly not go very far in paying the
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