? I ^ Chamber of Commerce! and Merchants Here Sponsor Series Radio Programs. ' Farmville is "taking to the air" every other Thursday in a regular broadcast series over the new Green ville station WGTC, the programs be ing planned and sponsored by the Farmville Chamber, of Commerce and Merchants Association. The broadcast schedule, as an nounced recently is as follows: September 6-19: October 8-17-31; November 14-28; ami December 12-26. These dates fall on Thursday and the time is 3:30 to 4 o'clock. The Skinner sisters, Misses Geral dine and Dorothy, rendered vocal numbers with Miss Mary Thome Ty son as accompanist, and Vernon Ed wards "tickled the ivories" in original interpretation of popular dance music. - The speeches of Farmville officials, which marked the beginning of the radio series, are printed below as valuable information to readers: 1 Address by Mayor Davis: i To the radio audience of Pitt County, Greetings! As Mayor of the Town of Farmville, it gives me great pleasure to tallr to you a few minutes about our town. Farmville is lo cated in the center of the most pro gressive agricultural section of the state, has within its cooporate limits approximately three thousands citi zens, a trade of fifty miles or more, and is in the very heart of the greatest tobacco growing section in the world. Farmville owns its modern Elec tric Light and Water Works. It not only supplies electricity to its own citizens, but has three hundred miles of rural lines Serving in excess of one thousand farm customers. Farmville's recreation center in cluding the golf course, swimming pool, ball park, tennis courts, play grounds, consisting of more than fifty acres, is excelled by none of its size in the State. Farmville's school system headed by Superintendent J. H. Moore and his corps of 24 white teachers and 19 colored ones, Is unexcelled for its size and completeness in any com munity, having finished in the year nineteen hundred and thirty nine, a new gymnasium and agricultural building. Farmville is proud of its interest shown in its religious bodies, being well equipped with good church buildings and fine cooperative spirit. The people of Farm vile allways show their interest in the welfare of its citizens, going over the top always with its various drives for Red Cross, and other Benevolent causes. Farmville is well organized in its social club work, including the Wo man's Club, Parent Teachers Asso ciation, Rotary, American Legion, and various fraternal organizations. Farmville has been complimented numerous times on its cleanliness, having within its bounds five miles ' of paved streets, -principle alleys through busines section being paved and more than fifteen miles of paved sidewalks. We are now starting a WPA project of widening and drain ing the street entering from the Snow Hill area which will cost about twenty thousand dollars . The cost will be taken care of without in creasig the liabilities of the Town. Farmville has a sound financial background, having gone through the periods of depression without " de faulting any obligation, and operated for the past thirteen years without borrowing one cent for any opera tive purpose, has paid all maturing bonds and obligations when due and has never found it necessary to re finance any obligation. We Pave operated ior tne past several years on a tax rate far below the average of the State, and this year we were able to reduce the tax rate five cents on the dollar without curtailing any of the services rend ered to the community We, the people of Farmville, invite you to visit with us. investigate the many advantages Farmville has to offer, and best of all make your home in Farmville, the friendliest and most progressive town to be found. Address by Stanley Garris: Good afternoon, Mends of Station W.G.T.C., and of Farmville, I am happy to extend greetings to you ' from the Farmville Chamber of Com merce and Merchants Association. As you have been told or have heard, we shall be with you on the air every other Thursday from 3:30 to 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon, be ginning this afternoon. We know many are listening, and we btope that our listening audience will grow. We will have programs for you that we believe you will enjoy. These pro grams are for YOU; and we shall be glad te hear from yon, aa to your reactions to the program and any suggestions that you may have that will make our programs more inter esting^ Just address them to .John B. Lew|s, secretary, Farmville Cham ber of Commerce and Merchants As sociation, Farmville, N. C. On behalf of the merchants, busi ness, and professional men of Farm ville, I wish to extend to eaeh of you and jour friends an invitation to virit Farmville, and to "Buy, Bank and M wfthua." - '?'-'vj | following varied businesses offer yon a complete shopping and business service: Our tobacco mar ket with five warehouses, which sold over-thirty million pounds of tobacco last year, and paid out almost five million dollars, two redrying pipits now in operation, and plants operated by all major tobacco companies in season, one fertiliser plant, and all major fertiliser companies are represented, five general merchan dise stores, seven dry goods and clothing stores, six groceries -and markets, two' drug stores, one ice plant, one bakery, one laundry and two dry cleaning establishments, five auto sales and service establishments, and two additional service garages, eleven auto service stations, one bank, one building, and loan office, one newspaper, and printery, one electric service shop, one furniture store, one funeral home, two shoe re pair shops, one auto accessory store, two insurance offices, and represen tatives of all major insurance com panies, fifteen professional men Who maintain offices, two cotton gins, one lumber yard, two railroads, one transfer company, one cotton bonded warehouse, and others. From this list you can readily see that we are equipped to take care of your needs. And we need you too. Again, I wish to invite you to visit us and on behalf of the merchants and business men of Farmville offer you their promise to try to make you feel at home when' you are here. Keep turned to W.G.T.C. and our program. \ Address by John B. Lewis: Friends of Farmville, when I at tempted to write the date of this broadcast on the typewriter,. I hit the wrong key and wrote August 8th, 1904; well, it might not be so far wrong at that, as it was in 1904 that the Bank of Farmville was founded and in 1904 that the Farmville To bacco Market was started; these two institutions have set the pace and provided the impetus for the growth of Farmville during the past 36 years. And too, many of the business oiginal builders of 1904; you will [readily recognise these names; the [Langs, the Davisea, the Monks, the Pollards, the Turnages, the Morgans, the Harrises) the Hortons^apd many others; thus Ire have many business, enterprises that have acquired A wide reputation throughout Pitt, Greene, Wilson and Edgecombe counties for honesty, rehabiUt^^iWendUnesB and, experience; into this Bage and ex perienced barkground of ; business has flowed many new, alert and en ergetic business men, all of whom have, striven to; make Farmville the bekt small town in the State. In 1922 there was organized oy the business men of Farmville, a Rotary Club, -and until 1938 the floor of this club was used by the Farmville business men to dissuss the needs. of Farmville and therein an organization .was maintained whereby the good of the community was always of paramount import ance; then in 1938, the business dis trict had so grown it was felt that there should be an organization whereby all of the merchants could have membership and representation and thereby lend their assistance to building a finer town; in this era of good roads and quick, easy trans portation, everyone recognizes that the customer is entitled to la most favorable amosphere in which to transact business^?In the first place you desire reliable and dependable business men; in the second place you desire a friendly business re lationship. \ You will pardon me if I seem to argue my case just a little; those of you within the sound of my voice know that the Town of Farmville is virtually surrounded by six of the best Towns in the State, namely Greenville, Kinston, Goldsboro, Wil son, Rocky Mount and .Tarbono, all within 30 miles of Farmville afid all of which have good tobacco markets, and when you realize that Farmville sold over 30 million pounds "of To bacco in 1939, you must admit that Farmville has* kept the pace with Towns three to "four times her size. Thus I argue to you only friendlier people and better prices could have made this possible. Under the leadership of our busi ness men and Town officials a Rural Electrification Project was launched ? . I in 1937 and increased thru the years J so that it' now serves about 1,0001 farm families in the .areas adjacent! to Farmviile bringing a new era of I comfort and happiness to those fam-1 ilies. In March of this year through the efforts of our Chamber of Com-1 raerce, the. business men of Farm viile, Fountain, Macclesfield and Pinetops were organized into a single group and thereby the petition for the abandonment of the East CSaro-1 lina Railroad leading fiorri Farm viile via of these towns to Tarboro, I was not filed as planned but post poned to see how this newly organiz ed body of inter-city business men would function. On behalf of the Town of Farm viile and its i many friends I wish to I thank the management of Station W.G.I'f.C. for the time they have so graciously granted to us; Also we think Eastern North Carolina is to be congratulated on the calibre and conduct of the W.G.T.C. programs and we are all very fortunate in having this station as one of our newest assets. Pardon me for talking so long, but I did want to try to convince you that the business men of Farm- J fville have organized with the inten tion of making Farmviile a still bet ter place for you to sell your to bacco, cotton, corn, beans and other products and in turn to buy your clothes, food, farm machinery, auto mobiles, and other necessities. ' We I don't promise any miracles, but we I can assure you of dependable, satis factory and friendly business deal ings. J . I thank you. j PRACTICAL SYMPATRY In its 59 years of existence, the American Red Cross has been quick in its response to human suffering. At the scene of more than 2,500 do mestic disasters, the Red Cross em blem has been' the unfailing symbol of mercy for hundreds of thousands of homeless, sick and hungry. Far reaching international operations have been pursued in assisting sister Red Cross societies to meet the great challenges of human pain and dis tress. * ? ? - Last September when the war again flared in Europe, it was only natural that the American Red Cross was among the first to offer assists ance. Movement of troops and air bombing caused mass movement of millions of non-combatants. Acute needs arose for shelter, medicines, clothes and food. the war spread to the north, into Finland and other Scandinavian countries, need for out side assistance became intense. The Red Cross moved swiftly to meet its international obligations. To avoid duplication of .relief sup- ? plies and efforts of other Red Cross societies and cooperating agencies, the American Red Cross, early in October, sent to Europe by trans Atlantic plane a'commission to sur vey relief needs. On a basis of its reports, a steady flow, of medicines, surgical instruments, clothing and other relief essentials has been mov ing from this-country to the war-af fected areas. Red Cross volunteers, now totalling more than 250,000, have been active ly engaged since. the first month of the war in the production of warm garments and surgical dressings for distribution to the needy in Europe. They have given more than three mil lion hours to produce 447,100 gar ments and 2,261,461 surgical dress ings. Exclusive .of the thousands of dollars which the Chapters have spent on the materials for these sup plies, National Headquarters hasex: pended more than $1,487,717 for other forms of relief. The American Red Cross?the 7, 000,000 adult members and the hun dreds of thousands of volunteer work ers?today have an added responsi bility in providing such assistance as possible to relieve Europe's suffer1" ing. It is fortunate, in a world of bombs arid bladcouts, that such a moving force of sypipathy exists to gjve us courage and faith for the future of lmandkind. v Norman H. Davis, Chairman. ? WATCHING United States packers and live stock men are watching closely the struggle of Canadian packers and farmers with the pork surplus prob lem created by England's failure to I buy the volume expected. I JPSReSPRpSS /fct LAST MINUTE^S??*M9X0*d ? V '? ' You will find travel on Troilwoys' new Cream And Crimson ?^F Coaches most inviting fof ?nd-of-summer vacations. ? Conveniently spdeed schedules, new scenic routes and lower than aver fares make this the ideal travel service for vocation, business or pleasure trips. See your Troilwoys Agent. DAVIS HOTEL ? BUS TERMINAL ? Farm vile, N. C. DON'T SELL 1 " v " . . Your Cotton WE BELIEVE PRICES ARE BOUND TO RISE Call?G. & WILLIAMS, Msnafer FMMHUEIOIUED WMEHOISE For Information Regarding: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LOANS On COTTON BEING HANDLED-By . . . ; I '' ' '? | ? ?' I '? WILLIAM H. DUKE Mortician at Farmville Funeral Home. * ? : ' r '?. .v,"**" ?'? ? ?? ? ; i We Offer a Sympathetic Service t J ? t ?? '???"-? ?' 1 'V ?? . ? . ' ? ' , ? ? : BEREAVEMENT: sudden, overwhelming grief... the average person unable to cope with the host of neces sary arrangements ... a staff, trained in the care of ? . : funeral details, takes genuine pride in assuming all ; - ? ? .. . responsibility and rendering a SYMPATHETIC service i . ? ; * .. ' , ?- ?? ; r : % ' ' " ? _ ! New Ambulance Added to Our Service - ? . ? ; . " ? . - ..?' ? . All Modern Equipment ? w ' : ' ? I ?- ? ? ? t ? ? ? ? t > >. >. ? t >. t,t t ? ? ?. * ? m ? t t t- ? ? t >?* ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?- t t * ? ?TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTttTTTTTTTT I ? ? . ? _ ' The Funeral Home ? ? ' ' . ? . . of the . . ? . ? > # . t Farmville Furniture Co. "As inexpensive as required, as impressive as desired" UnTIPri To Citizens of Farm W91 lift] ville and Visitors... ? ' ' v: .. ? * . / Drive Safely-Observe Rules ? ? Please pay attention to the following traffic regulations: ?*" * ? NO DOUBLE parking on Wilson street from Foun^ tains' Warehouse to the Baptist Church, at corner of Green street. Park all cars on this street parallel 'with curb and inside of white lines. NO PARKING in 15 feet of Fire Hydrants, Drive wiykj Alleys or Theatre. NO PARKING on either side of street in front of Monk's Warehouse and Knott's Warehouse. NO "U" TURN at Signal Lights. Parking rules and regulations gives you permission to park as long as you please. \ } '? *? # . ? For your Safety, as well as others, watch carefully for signal lights. Stop at all red lights. If no traffic on green light, motorist can make right turn on red light after first coming to complete stop. Always Park on opposite side of Street from "NO PARKING" signs, and head straight in between the white lines on Main Street ? ?? < NOTICE TO BICYCLISTS State law requires that all Bicyclists have the following equipment: 1 Head light, 1 Tail Light or Reflector. We advise you that in riding on street, especially in the Fire District and on Wilson street, to stay on opposite side atad near curb from which : ours are parked. Do' not ride double, or hqlding hands. Please ride in straight coursie on aS streets. Observing the above regulations will prevent Bicyclists from being backed into or pulled into by cars leaving the curb. _ ? t. 7"# j We will appreciate the support of aU Citizens and Visitors in Helping us to make our town a SAFER town to live in. ? By POLICE DEPARTMENT, V. L. T. LUCAS, Chief , of Police. ?