<5 Tlwy Aw Constantly Inviting ;; J: Yoa To UMii With Tfcca. .. I SSLIi ? BUT tail BAMS | I ? 1J? FARMV1LLE ? ;: N?t A Smad Town Any Blore! 'l 111111111 IIIHIIIIIIIHIIl' ? >i i ?? ' v> J: ' 1. ? . ? " ?, Wf&t ? . ? t ? f TWTTTI ? I | I Wl??l? ? I 'vryr. . - ? . - .... ....... ' ~~~ ^ ? jyiiTwr MnPTO PiitntlWi NTTWRRR FIFTEEN VOLUME THHTY-OKE WMfTOL* PITT COUNTY, NORTH OA?OUNA. RRinAY, AUGUST *?, iMO NUMBER FIFTEEN ^ ? I I III in ...1,.,-lM,, > r ii'i'ii-.uii.i.i Iiwr .I?f;ii.i I imiii'1' wu i "'"I"1;1" ' ' , ? 1 1 ' " ' " ' jH^ JIL JbJli^KdHfl^ldlkfl^ ar ip JIh^JJIh? JbJwI 1^^ JIL^ ^^r *' ??^^9' ^^^pIKiflL IJflC^m JHki^lJiRiflL I HUHIUE PROUDLY REVIEWS RECENT COMMMITY ACTIVITIES A Progressive Town With Its'History In The Malm?; United Spirit The Propelling Force In All Public Movements. Pioneer settlers of Farmville choose to honor the great argricul tural industry, when, in 1872, they selected a name for the newly chart ered town, then the size of a city block, and requested the North Caro lina Assembly t? literally put it on the map by the act of incorporation. Eight years ater the census gave Farmville a population of 111. Farm ville swelled with pride over the last census report, which recorded a total population of 3000, a gain of 45 per cent over the last decade. The incorporated limits now reach almost to the banks of Little Con tentnea Creek, which, winds its leis urely way to the Tar, and gives per haps, its chief characteristic, "con tentment" to this group of farmer folk, to whose doors its tobacco mar ket has brought fame and thousands of patrons annually to exchange their offerings of golden weed for green backs, which are bartered over the counters for their requirements. For "buying in Farmville" is on a keel as even as "selling in Farmville." Farmville cannot boast of its an tiquity for its history is in the mak ing. It is a young town, thrifty and progressive, and its citizenship, large ly descended from the early settlers and pioneers of this action, continue to walk in their footsteps in the cul tivation of the soil and the develop ment of agriculture in North Caro lina. ?? i Farmvilie is surrounoea Dy many of the finest farms in the conimon weath and the business, educational, civic, religious and social life of the town is on a par with many others in the state twice its size. Farmville, with pardonable pride, puts in review some of the recent achievements and current events for those who sit in the grandstand as the parade of Eastern North Caro lina's tobacco towns again gets un derway just prior to the opening of the Bright Leaf Belt on September 3. Municipal Activities. In contrast with city governments, which are slow to keep up with popu lation growth, is that at the town of Farmville, where municipal services are not allowed to become inadequate before an increase in facilities is made. The foresight of the Town Board has been demonstrated in many im provements during the past year, the most outstanding being the securing of a PWA project to widdh. a portion of South Main street at an approxi mate cost of $20,000; working in con junction with the Pitt and Greene Electric Membership Corporation and the RE A in spreading the iridescent web of rural electricity over 250 miles of territory in these two counties, and taking over the operation and main tainence of this branch of service. The sum of $225,000 has been spent in furnishing electricity to- approxi mately 1000 families in this connec tion during recent months. For the past two springs the town has undertaken a rat poisoning cam paign following Clean Up Week. The campaign is put in charge of the Federal Department of Agriculture and the citizens enter wholehearted ly into the 'plan for eradication of the rodents. The policy of looking ahead has chartoterized the administration of the present mayor, George W. Davis, and the town board, which is com posed of Dr. W. M. WBlis, J. W. Joyner, R. O. Lang, h M. Stanstill and JL LeRoy Rollins. s r Mayor Davis is serving his second term, a" period 'of marked advance ment and development and pne that has been recorded as one of the most . successful in the MahgBwfc the town. The efforts of City Clark, R. A. Joyner, and W. A. Me AdeineySup of permanent progress. The unusual conditions and dif ficulties, prevailing in the business world during this period, have been met and dealt with' collectively, the progress of the community being the dominant note of every meeting and la deeper sense of civic responsibiliy having been fostered and evidenced by tha members. S. A. Garris succeeded T. E. Joy ner as president at the annual elec tion of officers held recently, H. M. Winders was elected vice president; John B. Lewis, executive secrtary; Miss Gene Horton, acting secretary; Roderick Harris, treasurer. The organization was active in support of the three year tobacco control program and promoted the sign-up here. The lastest activity of the group is the presentation of radio programs each Thursday, in vfhich is intersperced betweeruperioda devoted to exploiting Farmville musi cal talent, information regarding the town and tobacco market. i-armvUie scnoois. The doors of the *Farmville schools will open on September 2 under the most favorable condition in its entire history of 37 years, with the per capita investment in public school properties and equipment higher than in any other Pitt county school dis trict. J. H. Moore is superintendent of the school. Dr. Paul E. Jones is chairman of the board of trustees and J. I. Morgan and John B. Lewis are the other members. A special vocational project wiH be started on a full time basis this year with a modern shop, lecture room and laboratory available to students, with tools and power equipment be ing added. Recent additions to. the school's equipment are: a modern gym, four class rooms, a vocational building, central heating plant, athletic field and grandstand-total estimated cost of all recent projects $85,000, of which the Farmvilie school district paid 55 per cent, with the balance provided by federal funds. Citizens here have made provision for nine months and 12 grades. The school was one of the first in the State to have a Home Economic cot tage, furnishings and equipment for which were donated by local people. The county attendance record for Parent-Teacher meetings has Seen held by the Farmville school for many years, indicating the abiding interest of the community in the wel fare of its children. A lunch room project, started in the spring semester by the school in conjunction with the P.-T. A., of which Mrs. Claude L. Barrett is president, and the WPA, has filled a long felt need, and has grown stead ily in service and usefulness. The faculty board has the distinc tion of listing among its members, Miss* Annie Perkins, a native of Greenville and Pitt county, who has tutored generations of 'beginners since chosen as a primary teacher by the educational board here 37 years ago, and is as alert and keenly in terested in her work as on the first day she became a schoolmarm in the State's public school system 44 years ago. * ?? ? J .rerpetu&nng -net memory zhu achievement as ^assistant in guiding the destinies of the Farmville school and the childhood of the community, the school board decided upon com pletion of the present ornate struc ture some years ago, to give the name of Perkins Hall to the auditor ium, and had an oil portrait placed there in a position of heoor. The colored school, under the leadership of H. B. Sugg, principal, has experienced a period of steady growth. A majority of the staff of 17 teachers in t he elementary and high schools hold A grade certifi cates, and the school has 8 rating of A-n. , ? Oiafriirs Seven handsome churches, of the strongest denominations in the Scvth, represent die church life here, the ^directed is president, and the Kev. C. B? Mash burn, pastor of thp Christian church, fiOreUhdad. sit ^ Hips Is Born Amw As Sate I Of VM Begins [Market To Open With | Usual Fanfare As Thonsaada Watch The Bidding On First Sale. Fall, and the smell of cured tobac co permeates the air again in this farmer-community, and -.as if in a state of contagion the gold of the leaf inside the pack barns is being reflected in a gleaming overlay of gold on the green of the foliage and of the fields. With the annual return of this modern King Midas comes the tobac co selling season and the opening of the Bright Leaf Belt markets, which is to be held this year on Tuesday, September 3. World news, war news, Bport, in dustrial and news of political cam paigns have all been passed over by fiie folk in this section for several weeks for news of tobacco prices in the open Belts, and against a back ground of good reports from the Georgia markets, now closed, and the encouraging news of the recent opening of the Border markets, the current season gives rise to antici pation of good prices in the Bright Belt ,/ The opening of the market each season brings with it the culmina tion of a new hope that is born anew each year with the planting season, that this will be a year of plenty and good prices for th^fhrmel^and one which will enable him to supply his family and farm with their re quirements. And this is why they will leave their fields and green pastures and country fresh atmosphere, their~grad ing rooms, orchards and melon patches on that eventful day to come to Famville, to revive their faith in the future of the farming industry. They will come in wagonsTwucEr I automobiles and afoot,, bringing, a I few pounds of the weed to "sample" the market. Accompanying the farm ers will come their wives and chil dren, all born on the farm and rear edjn the hard school of learning that I potatoes and cabbages do not gnow on city market stalls nor do cigar ettes just happen to be laid' in white fl I tissues inside shiny, cellophane I And so the tobacco market will! ?open on Tuesday in Farmville with! ?the usual fanfare and festival-like 1 ?atmosphere, with thousands in at-1 ?tendance and in the hope that thel ?most optimistic will blink in a bit ?of amazement at the price range. A new market' record was set last I ?opening day when the volume of I ?sales, 848,383 pounds, was declared! ?the greatest in its history. lire aver-1 I Last minute preparations are un derway in tobacco town? from which! ?a transformation from a few frame! buildings in the yean gone by, to I ?five^bf the most modern and up to ? date leaf sale houses in the Stats! ?has been'wrought, which with the! ?auxiliary leaf conditioning plants I ? has resulted in its being recognised I ?universally as one of the best tobac-? I co centers to be found anywhere. ? No effort is being spared by ?warehousemen or merchantmen to ? provide every facility for easy, I I speedy and satisfactory marketing of ? the weed and for welcoming the! ? farmers and other visitors to ihel ?town. From a newspaper's eye^ewB this promises to be a banner season' on the Farmville market, for the warehousemen here have fudged themselves to this protection and ex-1 tenridh of the interests of this wide- I [lyhnown leaf telling .center and their I weD organised fortes are prepared to perform well vheir multitudious Instrumental i" the growth of the little two-house one byye^ market to ?ate, are the warehousemen!1 who I again offer the courteous, friendlyl ? 'ir A. *Mi: '? ? -v '?* **? M i* li?s r & ' ket, and as associates Grover Webb and Bob Edmonson, both popular and experienced warehousemen. Fountain's warehouse, Farmville's newest and one of the most modern auction houses in the State, has as the popular proprietors the owners, R. A. Fountain and sons, R. A. Jr., and J. N. Fountain. John -N. is manager and has announced that Clyde H. Webb, an experienced tobacconist, seasoned on the Green ville market, and well known in the selling fidd, will again'be as sociated with this house. R. A. Fields will again serve the market as Sales Supervisor with the duties of the publicity director also being delegated to . his care and at tention. | All changes in warehouse person nel have been completed and the new set-ups have been busy for weeks getting ready for opening day. The [personnel of the five warehouses, have increased four fold in just the past five years, the volume of busi ness may times, and the market has progressed from hit and miss meth ods of advertising and general man agement of affairs, to highly train ed efficient staffs, and now complies with the highest standards of the to bacco industry and to *the customer's personal requirements. . The Farmville Tobacco Market is bounded on all sides by the other five leading markets of the Bright Leaf Belt Approximately eighty per cent of all leaf sold in Eastern North Carolina is marketed in an area com prising the counties of Wilson, Edge combe, Martin, Wayne, Lenoir, Cra ven, Greene and Pitt counties. Some ? # of the finest tobacco grown in the world is produced here and inten sive and competitive soliciting is the general rule. , For a tobacco market to eyen be able to exist ih this territory is a meritorous achievement and yet the Farmville Tobacco Market has pro gressed steadily .and continues to develop, for the reason that the far mer's interest is kept paramount, for a satisfied patronage outweighs any other form of advertisement. Com pulsion of the average of any one year or over any period of years will give the answer to the question of why it enjoys such popularity. ? FOR ROOSEVELT. 1 Chicago, Aug. 28.?Edward J. Flynn, Democratic National Chair man, said today he thought Wendell Willkie might as well "vote for Roosevelt." ' Passing through Chicago on his way to Wallace notification cere monies at Des Moines, Flynn said that the Reynbhcan Presidential nominee, by approving policies of Democratic administration,, "had taken most of the issues out of the Campaign." .. t. ?? "If Mr. Willkie wants to debate with someone, why doesnt he debate with Senator McNaryt" the New YsHcet tasked. "They're farther-apart than Willkie and President Roose ... Asked abtfat- Republican claims of strspgth in the traditioMRy Demo cratic South, Flynn declared that "if Willkie carries one-Southern- State'he won't need it." ? %?'?"?*'fa He said be behoved the Democrats ?' George W. Davis Mayor of Farmville, extends Keys 1 of the City in Welcome to Visi tors "Opening Day" and through out the Tobacco Selling Season. ? .V. ? Progress Is The Keynote Id Farm ville's Activities A Salute To The Finns Whose Concerted Sup port of Tobacco Market Is Potent Factor * ? % i The progress of any town is the ;i fruit of its -labor. t Farmville is a , great town, a progressive town, and one by which many others of the good State of North Carolina set1 their standards. From Farmville ( paved roads wind out in every direc- ] tion, trains and hoses whiz through i and smoke from various plants carl < into the clouds as constantly-it gees onward building more homes, more plants, more stores, more every- < thing that is indicative of the pro- i gress of a town. * ; " ' - J As a very concrete evidence of the 1 progress of Farmville is the tobacco < edition, which the Farmville business < men send out; just prior to the mar-* ^ kett opening- in a concerted effort to ' bring the Farmville Tobacco Market, i its achievements and progress, before < the people, and to n give notice of: i special values which they have as'i market opening specials. 1 1 For weeks the merchants here have 1 been planning this event and their i stores are full of lovely new fall < goods, practical, merchandise of every sort and of dependable quality at 1 prices that will astonish their custo- t mers, prices far under their actual 1 value. . , 1 The weeks paas quickly*. thaaum mer is about spent, the kaiViest' nearly over and "with the first chill 1 breezes and falling leaf come the < thoughts of fall improvements for ? the home, the farm and the family ^ wardrobes. * I Farmville 'merchants have antici- < pa ted these desires for improvements 1 at this season and are requesting t that farmers and citizens read their t advertisements in this issue, and < make first selections from their large 1 stocks ' of featured prices, which thrifty buyers cannot afford to over- i look. < Family wardrobes can be filled out 11 smartly. with well- tailored suite, i coats, dresses, hate and shoes at the t general and department stores, homes < can be modernized with new furnish- '1 ings, pantry and farm supplies can 1 be purchased at real savings, the' ^ old car may be repaired or a new J one purchased, the gas tank refilled, 1 your insurance premiums > paid, < beauty service enjoyed, prescriptions < refilled, clothes cleaned, etc. etc. etc. 1 Every, firm in town can fill some in- 3 dividual need. - Farmville . merchants, many of l| whom have >been in business here p thirty years or more and the firms i so well established >during recent * years, all*'join in assurances that buyers may trade here with complete i confidence at any tame but that new 1 Batiefacion at exceptional values WiH i mark .their fall business. ' ? Firms cooperating in presenting i the tobacco market-to the public in i this > special edition, afcd cheerfully l giving their support r to tj the ware- i housemen in their endeavor to : reach I a majority of their customers and prospects with a special mease en just prior to theopening are hated* below; < In return for their interest evidenc ed in this way, the Editor wishes to 1 (Continued on Page Two) i urge that < the individual advertise ments of these firms be read cafe*- \ fully and that they be given; special i consideration in the matter of pat^ i ronage. ?>*:!, ' M Belk-Tyler Co.; .The Beehive; Bank of Fsrinville; Bkfley's Filling Station; B. & W. CRevnriet Co., Inc.; Farmville Service Station; Camper Carr'r Grocery; City Briber Shop; jjUSeharfe>Msoriate>n; Tow* ofli Farmville; Cotofiiafclee Co.; D. F;^ i R. 0. Lang; OupBM's Department J Store; Davis Supply Co.; Davis Hotel; -N. C. Cotton Grower* Co- i operative Ass*n.; Farmville Beauty 14 Shop; ? 'Farmville Furniture Go.jfi Warehousemen A n d Forces Prepare To Welcome Fanners As, Market Opens; Many, New Patrons Attract ed Each Season. , Warehousemen, buyers and their clerical forces, who habitually go to the Georgia and Florida markets each year to assist farmers in sell ing their leaf qrop, began their trek back to the Bright Leaf Belt and to farmville, during the past week end, and will have everything in readiness for the call, "Let's go," Tuesday noriping, September 3, at nine >'cloA. ' Monk's "? 33rd Season. - Starting out on the opening day xf eaCh season, since his career as a warehouseman on the Farmville mar tot began in 1907* with the objec ave' of "sales that satisfy, until the dose of the market," J. Y. Monk, one xf the best known and most popular warehousemen in North Carolina and Seoigia, has, with his untiring ef forts to please and serve, won the confidence of thousands of patrons, who-cannot be persuaded to sell else where. Mr. Monk is said to have teld the record for selling more to caoco under one rcof than any other warehouseman in the world for sev ? * o , ;ral seasons. Associated with "J. Y."' in the louse and sales management are his ion, J. Y., Jr., Johnnie Carlton'and lobert Dr Route, who have the sme fine; friendly qualities that have (lis anguished their "chief," and'made lim a central figure in the warehouse nhriness in the' State. These asso ciates, under his tutelage, have been ichooled in a knowledge of the leaf, which begins with the planting of the teed bed, the transplanting of the iny plants, care in cultivation, hous ng, curing and handling for market, mtil they have developed almost a tizth sense in classifying the num inous grades when they reach their floors. ' ' " xl.,_ 1 if,.. Ana it is urns miuwicufcc cvilu ... . iate friendliness together with a co rrdinated effort to obtain the hig&est n-ices teat have won for this firm Bhe -high -esteem ^and goodwill of housands of farmer Mends through out the years. The loyalty of old II Kneads to this warehouse attracts II rtany new parens each season, and ;he. firm's -pride in their reputation icts as a constant incentive that ceeps every member and" their asso- j dates on the floor and in the office I Im their tiptoes throughout the se^- II lion, and hold their sales up to a satis-1 lying isvel through the closing, day. II I For the third year Monk's ware- II louse will operate a second honse, I vhich enables the firm to satisfy he increasing patronage and its de nands. -Monk's warehouse No. 1, is Ihe. old warehouse on the same site vhere Y." launched out in the! eafselling industry 32 years ago,II ind Monk's warehouse No. 2 is just wross the street. Both houses are nodern; in construction and equip nent and-have every facility that in- II rares a geod showing of the leaf and I )ix>mpty efficient service in its hand-II ing and selling. I Knott's 28th Year. I I With a vision of the brilliant future II if the -Rarmville Tobacco Market and I Krith in its cantzmious development, II ft H. Knott cast his fortune with the II naricet as a warehouseman twenty 11 dght years ago, and has throughout JI Ihe aostly -three decades lent every iHSfctaac* to winning the worldwide il leetgnition the Farmville Tohaccoll Market'now enjoys, and has been a prime factar in its development; into II hi -Hssst, most progressive and de-| I jendable market in "the Carolines. II ? Durtng his period Mr.. Knott has I nade' for himself a plpce of high r^- ll yard an<t;--? record at signal, sugcess I I h the- warehouse .auuagemdntf and! 3uilt-an smdrshle reputation seal nasfeer of sales. Keen bidding char-1 Hobgoody at partner with Mr. J EScwtit th*?a)&S^Adi a [iSi] au^dSnrrtwS6andlis mail TOBACCONISTS HANDLE MiiMnai nwivwnw ? w unnvkh SUB M FSIMWUE MARKET *? North Carolina, has had as an as sociate menrfber of the firm, Grover H. Webb, a wfde awake and aggres sive warehouseman, who is widely acquantied in tobacco circles and recognized as a successful tobacco nist. Mr. Knott and Mr. Webb are also associated as warehousemen on the Lumberton market Joining this firm this year is Bob Edmundson, also a well known tobacbonist, who i ? for the past few years has been auctioneer at Knott's Warehouse here. In discussing their plans for the new season, members of the firm were enthusiastic about the prospects for the 1940 season and stated that all arrangements and necessay reno- ' vationsNrf their two warehouses here have been made and that they are better prepared to take care of their growing patronage than ever before and to guarantee customers satisfac tion. ? ' ? ? This firm operates two modern warehouses here, one on the same old site and another on South Main street near the Norfolk-Southern railroad, the latter alone covering an acre and a quarter. ? Always on the elert for any new features or force that will attrack the patronage and increase the volume of sales on .their floors, Knott's ware houses have employed a larger corps of assistants and the firm will offer on opening day a combination 'of service and selling facilities that is unexcelled. . ' Fountain Family Firm. * Fountain's warehouse, Farmville'b newest leaf sales house, built in 1238 and operated by R. A. Fountain' and Sons, R. A., Jr., and John N. Foun tain, of Fountain, gave to- the Farmville market a much needed ex pansion of warehouse space and service due to the continued growth of the market. R. A. Fountain, who is a pioneer citizen and general merchant of the town of Fountain, which honored him by being incorporated as his name sake in years gone by, has been in the retail supply business for 39 years, and his qualifications as a suc cessful and efficient business man have served him well in the further promotion of the welfare of his custo mers and community on the ware house floor, .x r The advent of Mr. Fountain and his sons into the tobacco selling business here was hailed with en thusiasm and the construction of this modern warehouse, equipped with the newest of facilities is regarded as a "brick and mortar" testimonial bf the faith of these men in the future of Farmville as a tobacco center. Just five miles away from their home, R. A. Fountain and son, John is general manager, are constantly on the floor and are able to keep in close contact with their thousands of friends throughout the Brigh Leaf Belt. rm--*- -1 1^. i ima uev/ woicuuuoc, uuuci uw Fountain guidance, has broughf many new customers to the Farmville mar ket and; has been a means of produc ing a greater volume in -poundage also. Interest ha? been stimulated through their efforts, and the friend- > Iy competition further serves as an avenue of progress. From the first year of its operation, Fountain's warehouse has had the liberal sup port and confidence of citizens of FarmVille and community. Each member of the Fountain family-firm can count years of ex perience in growing and selling the weed, and John N. Fountain, the popular manager, had years of active connection with auction sales on Farmville warehouse floors "prior to running his own. ? A sincerity of purpose mod an \ honest, straightforward manner of dealing with the public, which has .been the foundation stones of B. A. Founain and Sons, one of the most successful general merchantSle estab lishments in North Carolina, has been reflected in their policies and. management of Fountain's warehouse during these years, and they have not advanced a single unfounded claim, but instead have requested tobacro growers to put.a load of to bacco on their floor, and wsfteh their [sale; en opportunity to render the service they came to ? Farmville to Mm in order that they may "epsh in"