First State Guardsmen
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May Be Called Sept. 15
Tar Heel 30th Division
And Coast Artillery
Unit Are In First Call
Washington, Aug. 28.?The yfar
Department plans tentatively to be
gin mobilization ofi the National
Guard, under legislation signed by
President Roosevelt last night, by
calling up 55,000 officers and men
September 15 for a year of intensive
The men, comprising four infan
try divisions, four aircraft squad
rons and numerous co6st artillery
units, are expected to enter camp
barely two weeks after completion of
the last of Summer maaiuevers on
August 31. This would give them a
brief period to settle personal affairs.
Tentative War Department plans
also call for ordering out 175,000
more Guardsmen by December 1,
along with 393,000 conscript soldiers
who would be drafted by December
15, under the pending compulsory
service bill, passed last night by the
War Department authorities told
Congress recently that Guard mob
ilization was an essential preliminary ;
training program. Conscripts would l
be trained in the ranks of the Guard
and regular Army, they explained, i
rather than as separate units. Con- i
gress passed the guard bill last ;
All told, some 386,000 Guardsmen !
and reservists were made subject to i
call by the mobilization act which
the President signed. Included are 1
110,000 active reserve officers, 30,000 t
regular Army reserves, 3,500 enlist- :
ed reserves and 242,708 National I
Guard officers and men.
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uenerai vjeorge u. aarauui, Aimj >
Chief of Staff, has announced, how
ever, that he intends to call reserve :
officers to active duty as they are i
needed on a voluntary basis, as far
far as possible. More than 10 000 1
young reserve officers already are 1
The War Department is proceed
ing with training plans on the theory
that only 220,000 of the 242,708 Na- ;
tional Guardsmen ultimately will en
ter camp. i
The act provides for the automatic j
discharge of Guardsmen under 18. ]
Those below the rank of Captain who
have dependents will be allowed to ]
resign 20 days after called.
Guardsmen who enter the service i
will receive 'a medical certificate i
showing, service illness or injuries
which they may have acquired upon
their release. .
Employers will be required by the
act to re-employ soldiers who apply
40 days after completing service, un
less the employers find it "impossible
The law will expire June 30, 1942,
unless extended by Congress.
The Guardsmen and reservists may
be sent to any place in the Western
Hemisphere, to United States pos
sessions outside the hemisphere or to
the Philippine Islands.
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Map Oat Plans
For Crime War
Eastern Carolina Offi
cers Prepare to Battte
F1 i m - Flammers On
Wilson, Aug. 28.?A central clear
ing house for all information regard
ing flim-flammers and confidence
men working in the State was set up
by law enforcement officers from a
score of North Carolina towns today
as they met here to map out a cam
paign against the crooks and flim
flammers who defraud Eastern Caro
lina tobacco farmers out of an esti
mated $60,000 and $75,000 annually.
The State Bureau of Investigation
will act as this clearing bouse and
all records and information on flim
flamming on the tobacco marts will
be sent to the SBI in Raleigh and
forwarded on from there to all po
lice departments in the State.
The meeting here today was the
first of its kind ever held in the
State. It-was held at the invitation
of Chief of Police C. P. Hocutt of
the Wilson police department. Around
two score officers, including chiefs
of police, sheriffs, detectives, identi
fication men and members <?f the
State Highway patrol attended the
The "clearing1 house" suggestion
came from H. L. Pierce, special
agent of the SBI, who attended the
With Chief Hocutt presiding, the
meeting here today opened in a
unique way as thjfee Negroes en
acted a skit that showed the work
ings of the old "pocketbook game,"
favorite of flim-flagameni all over
the world. i
Two of the Negroes "worked on"
a third. One "found" a pocketbook
and offered to split the money inside
if the two didntteQ on him. He
explained that he oouldn't cash the
|100 bill he founl in the pocketbook
at. the banquet because "white people
is suspicious of us with so much
money" and offered to go to his
"white boss" to get it cashed.
He came back later and explained
that his boss didnt have that- much
Mmh but that if the two would put
up the money to cash the bill he
Would return the next morning with
the amount they put up.and "found"
money also. Came the dawn and the
Negro who had put up most of the
money stood waiting'for the other
two to return. One hour, two hours,
three hours. They never did return.
Finally he went to the police.
"That, gentlemen," said Chief Ho
cutt, after the skit had been com
pleted "is why we are here today.
To stop that sort of thing from hap
pening to the farmers of the Caro
lina weed markets The city people
arent picked on. It is always the
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Hocutt urged cooperating witn uie
State Patrol broadcasting station
and also urged all tobacco markets
to have "warning" cards printed for
each warehouse and give these cards
to all persons getting a check, warn
ing them to beware of strangers and
persons who talked to them on
Warnings through newspapers and
exchange of rouge gallery pictures
between police departments was also
Capt. Charles D. Parmer and Lieut.
A. T. Moore," both of the State High
way Patrol, pledged their cooperation
with the North Carolina police de
partments in helping out in the war.
Captain farmer told the group here
today that "tihs meeting is one of
the .best moves you peace officers
have ever made m the State."
Farmer said that "only about one
per cent of the flim-flammers are
caught in the State because Negroes
and white people alike are ashamed
to admit they have been defrauded in
Lloyd Lucas, chief of police of
Farmville, also explained that "this
sort of crime is not only worked by
men but women, too, working with
Baby beef calves being cared for
by 4-H Club members of Anson coun
ty as a part of project work are
growing and fattening rapidly, says
Clarence Earley, assistant farm
1,300 planes a month for Britain
may be possible, Knudsen says.
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Supt. Moore Announces
AD In Readiness; Pat
mis and Friends Invit
ed to Attend Opening
Heading1 the Farmville public!
school faculty of 25 teachers, is
Superintendent J. H. Moore, who !
gives his time and best thought to
problems of the school and the child, I
and takes an active xfart in social, I
religious and community activities.
The opening vdate of September 21
has been announced and selection of I
members of the faculty for the 1940
41 term has been made. Patrons and
friends of the school are given a
cordial invitation by Supt. Moore to I
attend the opening exercises at 8:451
o'clock, Monday morning in Perkins '
All buses have been routed by a|
representative of the State School
Commission, according to information I
by Mr. Moore, and high school books
and workbooks will be sold by Du-1
pree and Turnage, a'new firm, jvhich
is located in the former store occu
pied by M. Idles & Son..
The Farmville School is being con
gratulated in educational circles for
having vocational agriculture includ
ed in the curriculum this year with
a teacher for a twelve months pe
High school pupils are urged to
register Friday, Aug. 30 by the. fol
9:00 to 10:00 o'clock?8th grade.
10:00 to 11:00 o'clock?9th grade.
11:00 to 12:00 o'clock?10th grade.
12:00 to 1:00 o'clock?11th grade. I
Teachers of the Farmville School
for the 1940-41 term are:
Elementary?Miss Louise Farrior,
Warsaw, and Miss Annie Perkins
Farmville, first grades; Miss Mar
garet Hester Roxboro, and Mrs. W. I
R. Carraway, Farmville, second
grades; Miss Elizabeth Elliot, Eden
ton and Miss Margaret Lewis,
Farmville, third grades; Miss Camille |
Staton,' Bethel, Miss Sallie Norwood,
Henderson, fourth grades; Miss Edna
Robinson, Ivanhoe, fifth grade; Miss
Margaret Thigpen, Greenville, fifth
and sixth grades; Miss Annie Lee
Jones, Vandemere and Mrs. L. P.
seventh grades; Miss Louise
Thomas Paschall, Reidsville, 6 grade.
. High school?Miss Verona Lee
Joyner Farmville, Home Economics;
,wT Eture, Science and ;
Athletics; Miss Betty Jane Wilson, -
Lawrenceburg, Ky.f English and ,
French; Miss Russell Ward, Sunbury, ;
Mathematics; Miss Ellen Lyies, Dar- ;
Ungton, S. English and Latin; .
Susie Fountain Rocky Mount, ]
History. ' ;
Special Teachers?Mrs. Haywood 1
Smith, Farmville, Piano; Miss Pau- !
lyne' Stroud, Kington, Voice, Glee ;
Club, Band and Piano.
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II. S. And Canada 1
To Offer-Defense j
On East Coast j
Barriers Against Inva-;
sion Will Be Set ? Up j
Along Eastern Canadj-;
an And Newfoundland:
Coast. "i 'l
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Ottawa, Aug. 27.?The first step J
in the joint security program of the 4
United States and Canada will be I
eastern CVanadian and Newfound- |
to strengthen defenses along the J
eastern Canadian and Newfoundland .<
coasts. ^ J
This has been intimated at the close J
of the first session of the joint de- <
fense board of the two countries. ?<
The co-chairman, Mayor LaGuardia \
of New York and Colonel 0. Mi Big- J
gar, have announced that the board <
will recess until September 9th, when <
it will convene in Washington. J
In the meantime, service members j
will tour existing defenses along the .
Atlantic coast of Canada and New
foundland. . They'll leave Ottawa to
morrow to visit the entire ares
' It is expected that no time will be
lost, after the service members return
with their data.
A defense program* for the east
cosat will be submitted to the two
governments. It is sdid the first re
port of the board, including the east
ern coast program, may be completed
by September 15th. ?'
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P. W. Leary of Colerain saved 1,
700 pounds of crimson clover seed
this year, of which he will sell 1,300
poundsTreports R. D. Smith, assist
ant farm agent of Bertie County. -
The U. S. Surplus Marketing Ad
ministration has been authorized to
purchase up to 5,000 tons of dried
peaches for distribution to needy
families of the country. I
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