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Crop Loss of $7,8OB06O
Reported By 15 Cou
Estimated Damage To
Eastern Carotina Crops
Placed at Ten Million
ai^K.s.y hail storms, coupled with
destructive winds sad persistent
rains, did nearly eight million dol
lars damage to crops in fifteen coun
ties in eastern North Carolina in re
cent weeks and a survey yesterday
indicated the total crop damage in
eastern North Carolina because of
weather conditions in the past^nonth
will pass the twelve-million-dollar
As the estimated damage total
rose throughout the east, heavy rains
again drenched farm lands and not
only indicatad still further damage
to crops, but lcrnc nod the chances that
good weather weald protect the re
mainder at the crops and allow some
reetoration of the damage already
rioar w. J
At State College, John V. Goodman, j
assistant director of the agricutural
extension service, said a turn in the
near future in weather conditions
probably would "change the entire
situation" because a substantial por
tion of the crop loes would be re
stored by regrowth.
"But the picture today is certainly
g^oa^," added Goodman, gazing oat
the window at a pelting rain. "And
if the weather doeeat change the
picture will be much gloomier. There
is no way to estimate the total dam
age done by the rain; we can calcu
late pretty wall the damage done by
wind and hail, but the rain is a dif
femut matter. Still, we know that
it is taking a. terrific tolL"
Not only in oastora Carolina have
crops suffered. Figures at Stats Col
lets showed damage to crops in every
a action of the State except the far
wast. Damage was light, however,
is the remainder of the west and in
the extreme eastern portion of the
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centrated, the State College reports
I showed, in the Albennarle section
sad in the heavy tobacco growing
sguare miles of farm lands, the sur
I vey indicated
I Johnston County appeared yester
day on the basis of the survey, to
haws been the hardest hit of the east
I e*a counties. County Agent S. C.
Oliver told The News and Observer
? thai he believes the crop damage in
I hia county wfll ha not less than fl,
OlSgDOO, baaado* aloes of 5,500 seres
I of tobacco, 20 per cent of the planted
caif; 10,000 acres of IS per cent of
I tha; cotton crop, and 9,000 acres or
lfcper cent of all other crops.
Although Johnston Cour.iy showed
I tha greatest estimated daawgh there
weae other counties in wfeichthetaHiS
I was tremendous. Nash Coutgr dam-1
I was "as it appears net less thai* one j
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REV. WILLIAM S. HICKS
The Farmville Baptist Church has
secured the services of Rev. William
S. Hicks to conduct a revival July
3rd through July 10th. Mr. T. Sloan
Guy of Southern Pines will lead the
singing. We consider ourserves very
fortunate indeed to have these two
young men to come to our church at
this season of the year.
Rev. Frank R. Moore, the supply
pastor is. highly pleased in that these
two consecrated men have consented
to be with us.
Services will only be held in the
evening in the week days, beginning
at 8:00 o'clock. The public is cor
dially invited to attend.
AAA Announces Plans
For Payment of Sub
sidies Due on 1937 Pro
Washington, June 29? The Ag
ricultur&l Adjustment Administra
tion today set in motion machinery
which will distribute $130,000,000
over the cotton belt as subsidies to
farmers on their 1937 production.
Between six and seven million dol
lars of this fund are expected to reach
the pockets of North Carolina cot-'
Subsidy; application blanks already
have ben prepared and soon will be
ant to the various cotton counties
for distribution. To secure the sub
sidy, which will range from two to
three cents a pound, the grower must
produce his cotton sales receipts. In
the application^, he must certify that
he has not knowingly overplantod his
IMS acreage allotment under the new
Payment of a subsidy equivalent to
the difference between 12 cents and
the ten-market average price on the
date of sale of cotton produced in
1987 was authorised in an amendr
ment which Senator James F, Byrnes
offered to the deficiency appropria
tion bill last summer. At
the amendment was under considera
tion in conference, the Department of
Agriculture insisted upon a provision
[that no payment be made under the
Byrnes amendment until the grow
ers had demonstrated compliance with
the 1988 AAA program.
During toe last session, Chairman
"E. D. Smith of the Senate agriculture
committee had ??ylwH hi the new
farm bill ? provision to speed up the
fanners bTwait cmtiftois fall foTthe
rnled^ against tMf Amendment but
jhfcm an unending set was passed
?mi miuhui ii mm "i"
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trae growers ? demonstrate ^ compu
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Men From Spain
Gab lima RniKt
bo lo now DOoof
itain, Prance, Italy
nd Germany Agree
i Share Withdrawal!
>ndon, Jane 2j.? Britain, France,!
Kind Germany tonight agreed tol
I the coat of proposed withdrawal!
>reign volunteers from Spain af-|
Soviet Russia declined to shoulder!
foil share of the expense,
e agreement removed one morel
kcle to the evacuation plan, but!
I* stumbling blade rose to a con-J
?nt British plan for sending si
-al commission to Spain to in-1
fate aerial bombardments of I
eden unexpectedly followed thel
id States' lead in refusing tol
the commission, although prev-1
r she had indicated her accept-!
tain, with the aid of France, is I
tg to persuade The Netherlands I
in Britain and Norway on thel
iasion, which is to attempt tol
nine whether airraids have been!
ed against military objectives. I
pose of the committee is to
world opinion upon raids on I
The Soviet refusal to pay its al-j
lotted share of the expense of for-l
eign troop evacuation shattered!
short-lived harmony in the non-inter-j
The committee members last week
had agreed on. the British plan for
The Earl of Perth, British ambas
sador to Rome, conferred today with ?
Count Geleazzo Ciano, Italian For
eign Minister, presumably on nu- |
merous problems revolving around the ^
mi fha KnmMrior of
I inew UIUIHIC HK g ?,
i British ships in ports of government ]
?Spain, the withdrawal of foreign }
volunteers, and the Anglo-Italian ,
pact, wbieh is net yet effective, ;
Meantime, a Cabinet - Commons ,
clash of the first magnitude added <
to teh flood of Spaniel war jwob- j
Jems, was swirling around Prime j
Minister Chamberlain, Britain's apos- ,
tie of "realism." ,
Chamberlain agreed today to fight j
out the new domestic issue, a com
plicated quarrel over anti-aircraft de- ,
feosee for the British Isles, with a ]
committee inquiry , into an implied \
threat to invoke the rigid official ?
secrets act against a member of Par
liament - i
Almost at the same time, the War ]
Office, headed by suave Leslie Hore- ?
Belisha, announced a military court (
wjjpld pidGe a leak of secret defense
data into the hands of the member of j
Parliament, Duncan Sandys, a Con- <
servative, and son-in-law of Winston j
This affair involved directly the ]
up-and-coming Hose-BeUsha and the j
[ anti-craft guns with the War Minister 4
.'proposes to defend 46,000,000 Britons j
j against bombing planes in event of
Some members of the parliamen- j
tary opposition saw a clear parallel 1
between the Sandys case and the
"Campbell case" which resulted in 1
the overthrow of the first MacDon- 1
aid government in 1924. i
As in the present case, it involved
a motion for inquiry by a select com- 1
mittee. The "Campbell case" con- 1
cerned an unsuccessful attempt to 1
prosecute an editor for publication of i
an article exhorting soldiers not to 1
fire on workers in wartime. i
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North Carolina business is "pick
ing up" and the economic outlook to
day is "decidedly, mora hopeful" thatt
a month ago, declared Governor
Hoey yesterday after a western tour
that took him as far west as Jackson
and Macon Counties, more than 800
mfles from the Ca^itaL^ :
The Chief-Executive, who spent the
Week end at Lake Junaluska and
High Hampton, reported height pros*
beets for industry, the tourist trade
B-*?I was struck* with the amount of
ponstructian going on, in reaideaml
especially," he said "Then is quite
a-let of building in North Carolina."
( "One observation that pleased me
ussy much is that tha textile situa
tion is improving,"he added. "The
mills are now getting orders and the
situation is much batter than 80 days
The Governor's optimism was back
ed up by current reports from State
departments and from industrial
journals, especially for the textile In
; Wall Street Journal reported over
the week end that textile price* had!
increased a quarter to three-quarter
cents Bines the previous Monday and
the demand for gray goods and print
cloths bail'bens the largest for any
similar period sonce January, 1987.
"Textile men are decidedly more
hopeful about orders," Governor Hoey
said. "So much of the accumulation
has been disposed of; the retail trade
has held up right wall, and the rstafi*
era are ready to purchase again and
start things moving."
-Department of Labor statistics
showed June employment in 189 cot
ton mills of the State had increased
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aver may, uuwubu hic n-?
iropped slightly. The State Employ
ment Service' reported renewed ope
rations in Charlotte and Shelby mills,
[die for months.
From the_ Unemployment Cortptn
uition Commission came the bulletin
Ji at for three successive weeks claims
tad-decreased, for tfcsfirst time since
payments were commenced. Tb*
week ending June 25 showed the low*
set point to which claims had drop
ped for the year.
The Employment Service reported
i 80 per cent increase in Job place-.
Bents, and a 12.3 per cent drop in
pe number seeking Jobs through the
The Governor also noted increastg
activity in road-building and PWA.
Recent PWA allocations, he said,
ihould be distributed immediately tt>
lid the up-turn in business.
, "Ordinarily,the tourist business Is
lust opeitfng up at .this time," thin
aovernor said, "but tourists are com
ing in good and strong now."
He Baid North Carolina this year
iad grown the "biggest wheat crop
n the history of the State" and that
he crop-situation generally "is fairly
"Cotton is comparatively late, and
practically all the farmers are com
plying with the AAA and soil con
servation," he added.
The Governor disclosed that he was
ittempting to speed up the prepari
,-ion of projects for which PWA
'unds have been alloted recently.
This afternoon, the Governor will
nuke public A-.finawW statement
showing North Carolina's receipts |
md expenditures during the 1987-581
focal year. The statement will show]
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I Paul Jocip and John Lewis have
I been chosen as 'captains of the op
I ?|ectad to play in a gulf tournament
oh the: local course Wednesday after
noon. Julv*. I
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I $35,000 Available. I
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A special bond election will be MH
mere for the Farroville School Dis-|
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I phinnQA Prnnnrn
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For Main Battle
I Of Hsfdtaw Drive
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Defenders FaH Back tol
Hukow as Japanese!
i Smash First River Bar-1
Shanghai, Wednesday, June 29: ?J
I Chinese fonts defending the south
eastern approaches to China's pro-1
I visional ft* -uipftTd in Hankow I
today were falling back on Hukowjj
I dominating Hie eastern entrance to jj
Lake Poyahg, upon control of whichlj
|the fate of the capital will .depend. J'
I After Bra ashing the first'of the! j
I great fTiinsan barricades across the I !
J Yangtse River at Mataag; below Han- I
Ikow, the Japanese reduced the Ma-h
J tang foetf and loosed a. powerful of- i
I fensive,. reinforced fcy increased ac- |1
tivity on the far north and far south M
fronts which prevented Chinese re-|l
inforcements from coming up. I
The Chinees were confident that 2
they can defend the Hu-Han area
(Hankow, Wuchang .and Hanyang) 1
"for two months or more" and were '
represented to be -ftady. ty> .cut the J
Yangtse River dikes orating the 1
three cities if necessary* j
Foreigners were fleeing Hankow 1
ovr the railway to Canton and the J
British crown colony of Hong, Kong. 1
In an effort to harass the Japa
nese forces northeast of Hankow, in 1
the Tientain-Pukow (Nanking) rail- *
way area, Chinese guerrillas cut the J
dikes of the flood-swollen fSrand'j
rami inundated thousands of '
acres of flat lands in Arihwei and ?
There were indications that both *
sides feel the war is nearing a cli- 8
max and are ready for the most das- 1
Derate action. 1
" Well-informed Japanese said their.1
???1 Imhm'miiM mt hesitate to 0
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ff?<nn TalanH. guarding the *
sea approaches to French Indo-China
and the approaches to the I
British crown colony at IJong Kong, ]
if it were advisable to do so. They
said a statement by the British for
eign office that Britain and France
might retaliate if the island were oc- ?
cupied "will not deter the Japanese
It ji? reported that Soviet Rus
to China is
increasing. Foreign military attach**
in Hankow confirmed reports that tl
"several, hundred" new ftn?ian air a
planea havie arrived there and that n
Soviet pilots, in the employ of the
Chinese army, are fighting with the C
Chinese air fdree. . b
Japanese forces broke through the a
Matang barricade' across the Yang- tl
tee river below Hankow yesterday
after a sanguinary attack by -their I
land and naval forces. Foreign ob- n
servers said Japanese losses were S
heavy and that Chinese- planes bomb- g
ed them effectively. a
The Chinese retreated only after I
the mod-walled Matang forte were o
blown to bits by Japanese artillery d
and then fell back 'in good order to
prepare positions-fronting Hukow. * a
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I Joseph Warren Bullock, 67, a re
tired conductor of the Norfolk . South
era .Railroad. attd a,resident of Mays- >
I villa, dM.hm rt i o'cloA Tawdw J
afternoon at the home of a daughter,!*
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Attorney General Will
tty at Hearing. Satur
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The constitutionality of the 1987
icrwp tobaeeo tax .will be defended
ay Attorney General Harry McMul
lan Saturday morning in the ease of
K* B. Ficklen Tobacco Company
/eraui Revenue Commissioner A. J.
Maxwell, to be heard at chambers in
Snow Hill by Judge J. Paul Frizzelle.
Ficklen Tobacco Company paid the
required $1,00C license fee to deal
in scrap tobacco under protest and
nought a suit against the Revenue
Commission to recover on the ground
hat the tax is unconstitutional. The
est case is expected to reach the
The tax act on scrap tobacco which
isssed the 1936 General Assembly
vas declared unconstitutional by the
C. Supreme Court on the ground
hat it failed to state a tiihe for pay
ng license feea, failed to specify the
ife of a license and was so " uncer
tain, vague and incomplete" aa to be
opse and incapable of interpretation.
With the support of the Farm Bu
reau Federation and other farm or
ganizations interested in' outlawing,
he traffic of scrap tobpeco,-the 1987
General Assembly enacted, a new tax
aw which is said to be free of the
lefects of the old Jaw.
The significance of the Snow Hill|
est case is said to lie, not in the J
mount of revenue the State would
ose if the law were invalidated but,
n the release of scrap tobacco into
tnresricted trade in competition with
[uality leaf marketed throughout the.
Gettysburg, Pa., June 29. ? Mora
ban 1,600 old soldiers camped to
other tonight when many of them
iet in battle 75 yean ago.'
Their tents, when tha Blue and
fray fighting ? "boys" of long ago
lughed and chatted together, were
ritMn sight of the memorable bat
Another 1,000 Confederate and
FnSon veterans are expected i tomor
ow for the reunion. They will join
Itate and \ local- groups for informal
efctogeth&a, Then, h-woes nil, they
iM be the honored guests of the
trmal observance of the anniversary
f the great battle uritich begins Fri
ay. ' '.i.j. - ,1.;:
Today there/ wan reminiscences,
nd "kidding" about the .prowess of
be Confederates or the Yanks, but
be onca-threatening rivalry between
be Northern and Southern veterans
ns ioxfstten. < ?
Ail day long and far into the night
be veterans streamed into town.
Antfraated iSf0' the lively melodies
f "Yankee Doddle" and. "DudaK*
lsyed by the; United States Army
and, they stepped with new vigor;
rora stations to their tented head
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AUWC DUUW iyowu v^w,,
I the Bunahine and cooling breezes,
others looked up old friends. They
II feth."right at horned
I A dozen veterans Suffering 1 from
tie exertion of long journeys were
aken to hospitals. None way report*
d in serious condition. '
No item for their comfort appeared
imgotton. Care given by physicians
t home vras carried on . here. Them
ras no eurfew, but the commission
nggestad that the 90*ytar-olda. re
ire early to conserve tW> strength.
Tali, full-bearded Sampym s.
impson, commander of the Pacific
Msion of - the.' lfnited mftphjjjl
oniecerate soiuior among? v' wnoie |
rainload of Union .raUiilhM from the I
fast. ^ ? I
>Oakland, suromsd up the!
urposQ of the reunion well* I
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Officers Elected And
? ^Committees Appoint
,ed; Work To Start At
The splendid results of the mem
bership drive for a Chamber of Com
merce and Merchants Association
Combined were manifested in the
progress attained in the organiza
tion- meeting in the City Hall last
Monday night v
This meeting, the first of the reg
, ular animal meetings of the organi
sation, was called for the purpose of
electing a Board of Directors. Mr.
T. E. Joyner, Chairman, Pro tern, ap
pointed from those present a Nomi
nating Committee to present before
the attendants a Board of Directors:
Serving on this committee were:
Messrs. R. L. Rollins, R. H. Knott,
and C. A. Rouse.
The Board of Directors as nominat
ed and unanimously elected were:
Messrs. John B. Lewis, L. E. Wal
Bton, W. R. Willis, T. E. Joyner,
Frank Williams, N._ Camion, Marvin
Lindsay, George Davis, S. A. Gar
rhr, and J. I. Morgan, Jr. It was
thought advisable by all present that
the organization operate under the
guidance of a Board of at least ten
members for. the tint year.
Later, in the meeting, Messrs. Mar
vin Lindsay and W. R. Willis outlined,
in general, the work expected of the
organization for the coming year.
The point of not expecting too much
for the first year was stressed by all
those who had studied the work of
other like organizations. It will take
time for the organisation here to get
on its feet and be in a position to give
you the service you need and want.
However, within sixty days it is ?
thought that the credit mid collec
tion bureaus will be satisfactory ser
vice. This service, of course, WQ1
improve as it is continued.
immediately after the general
meeting, the Board of Directors call
ed a special meeting for the purpose
of electing officers for the ensuing'
year. They appointed George Davis
as the president of the organisation;
Marvin Lindsay, vice-president; Stan
ley Garris,treasurer; and W. B. Wil
lis, temporary Secretary.
Six acting committees were ap- -
pointed by the President as follows:
Finance: L. E. Walston, S. A. Garris,
B. L. Rollins;, Legislative: J. B.
;Lewis, J. O. Pollard, Dr. P. E. Jones;
| Membership: W. R. Willis, T. E. Joy
ner, G. W. Davis; Trade Promotion
and Advertising: M. Lindsay Frank
Williams, T. E. Joyner; Transporta
tion; Frank Dupree, A Q. Roebuck,
.and N. Cannon. The work of these
committees will, in the future, enable
the organisation to give prompt at
tention to i inquiries of outside con
cerns in regard to possibilities of lo
cating in Farm villa. Through the
committees and each member, the at?
ganization will endeavor to create a
stronger spirit of cooperation among
business interests here and promoteJ
trading in Farmville and vicinity.
Though your -store or office may
display the Membership Certificate
presented each member, your support,
if the organization is to live m>d
gro w, must not stop there. That cer
tificate shows that you am cooperat
ing with and supporting the one or
ganisation which is working for tike
common good of all. You shagfcl
pride the very possession of that cer
tificate. If every member lives up
to the rales set forth in his member
ship, unfair competition and degrad
ing trade practices will, in the future, ,
be strangers in Farmville. ' 4
Within a short time, an office for
the Association will be set up. here.
It'is your office, there for your ser
vice. Do not haeltate in bringing be
fore it any problem you think could
be sattieti ther*. Any effort on your
part in helping set-up and start the . v
working of the Association will he
appreciated by all of Farmville.
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1 WHO KNOWS?
?;#. Whan did Amelia Earhart and
|ar companion, F. J. Noonan vanish?
2. Who was the author of the Dee
laration of Independence ?
:i 3. Who designed the Stars and / ..
velt Industrial 'School for Negroes?
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8. What were the Thirtem) Origi
nal States, which comprised the U.
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ji Orlando, PlL ? Although not leg