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Chamber Commerce Starts
Drive For New Members
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Non-Member Firms To
Be Given Opportun
ity Join As Greater
Service Planned
Benjamin Franklin's admonition
"to hang together or well all hang
separately" is just as applicable to
modern Farmville as it was to the
early struggling American colonies
in days of the Revolution. This is
the opinion of the Farmville Cham
ber of Commerce which this week
is launching a drive to get into the
organisation non-member business
Robert Monk is chairman of the
committee. Working with "him are
Ernest Petteway and C. S. Hotchkiss.
Assisted by others, these members
will canvass business firms, explain
functions and advantages of mem
bership in the organization, and
try to get them to affiliate.
Serving as a clearing-house for
ideas, suggestions, information and
service, the Chamber of Commerce
and Merchants Association?the tWo
in Farmville have been incorporat
ed and function as one organization
?promotes many activities for the
good of businesses and citizens at
large. Some of its functions are:
To effect a closer association of
merchants and business men through
organizational and cooperative pro
To secure and disseminate con
fidential information through the
operation of a credit rating ex
To eliminate uworthy and fraudu
lent advertising and donation solici
tation in the community.
To protect, insofar as possible,
merchants and citizens of the com
munity from all sorts of fake and
fraudulent schemers.
To oppose unfair competition, il
legal sales and lotfery schemes.
To secure and promote State an^
National legislation favorable to
merchants and consumers and to op
pose legislation detrimental to their
"To disseminate trade information
and encourage improved business
To assist in helping to locate
those who have loft the community
owing merchants.
To foster and develop a genuine
spirit of cooperation among its mem
bers in all matters pertaining to the
welfare of the community and to
make Farmville a better place in
which to live.
Offers free notary service.
Pitt's Vote
Wyatt R. Highsmith, secretary af
the Pitt County Agricultural Con
servation Association, has announc
ed that this county's vote in last
Friday's special tobacco referendum
is as follows:
Township v
3 yre.
1 yr.
Ayden A ?
1 '
Ayden B
Beaver Dam
. 0
Chicod A
Chicod B
Chicod C
Chicod D
Swift Creek A
Swift Creek B
5 3
Totals x
me roiiowuig 111ms ana iiuuviuu
als are listed as members as of May
1st: A. C. Monk and Co., Baink pf
Farmville, Briley Oil Co., Belk-Tyler
Co., Brocks Service Station, B and
W Chevrolet Co., Blackwood's Whole
sale Co., Centre Hardware Co., City
Drug Co., N. Cannon, K. Cannon, D.
Pender Grocery, George Davis, R. O.
Lang -k Son, East Carolina Rail
way, Dupree's' Dept. Store, Eason
Brothers Service Center, Chkndler's
6c to $1 Store, Colonial Ice k Coal
Co., Farmville Furniture Co., Farm
ville Mutual Burial Association,
Farmville Laundry k Cleaners,
Farmville Trading Co., Farmville
Bonded Warehouse, Farmville Flow
er Shop, Farmville Leaf Tobacco
Co., Farmville Oil k Fertilizer Co.,
R. A. Fountain k Sons (Fountain),
C. S. Hotchltiss, Sam Jenkins (Wal
stonburg), J. H. Harris k Son, Dr.
Pool E. Jones, Walter Jones Office
Supplies, Kemp's Barber Stop, Lang
ley's Jewelry, Farmer's Warehouse,
Lewis and Lang, Leona's Beauty
Shop, Lottie's Beauty Shop, Dr. John
Monk's Warehouse, D. R.
i's Jewelry Store, Moore k
Speight Service Station, Norfolk
Southern Railroad, Paramount
Theatre, R. A. Parker Motor Co.,
R. K. Pippin's Grocery, Pollard's
Auto Co., Rollins Cleaners k Dyers,
fa 6c, 10c A 26c Store,
Printcry, N. Thomas, Town
Farmville, The Turnage Co., The
Western Auto Co., Dr.
T. Williams, WBHama Grocery k
Wheless Drug Co., Wooten
I Co., Duke-Garner Furniture Co.
tfdftfens have
in recent weeks. All nei
Ipe wiQ appear in The Enterprise
an early date.
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The percentage favoring control
is considerably higher than in 1948,
the date of the last referendum,
when results of the voting in Pitt
were as follows: 5,734 voted for
three-year extension; 24 favored one
year extension, and 67 wanted to
abolish control entirely.
Use Sugar Wisely
In Home Canning
By Verna Belle Lowery, Assistant
Home Demonstration Agent
Our to&ft- problems are as great,
if not greater, than they were at any
time during the war years. Our
North Carolina budget calls for 24
quarts of canned fruit per person.
By wise planning, home-makfers will
be able to preserve the maximum
amount of fruit with sugar that has
been allotted for canning this year.
Fruit butters are the most sugar
economical of the sweet spreads, re
quiring only half as much sugar as
fruit pulp used. A pound of sugar
will make about 3 pints of butter.
In jam and preserve recipes that
ordinarily call for equal parts by
weight of sugar and fruit, the pro
portion can satisfactorily be cut to
3-4 as much sugar.
For jellies, a pound of sugar made
up with a pint of fruit juice yields
on the average 1 1-2 pints, which
would fill about 4 glasses. When
jelly recipes call for 3-4 to 1 part
sugar for every part by measure of
fruit juice, use the smaller propor
tion of sugar. Jelly making is a
delicate art, the tinkering with jelly
recipes by any but experienced
jelly makers is' unwise. Failure may
mean loss of precious sugar.
Honey and corn syrup can be used
to replace part of the sugar in can
ning fruit and m making jam, jelly,
preserves as follows.
_ In canning fruits, honey may re
place as much as 1-2 the sugar call
ed for in the canning recipe. Corn
syrup may replace as much as 1-3
the sugar called for in the canning
In making jelly, honey can re
place up to 1-2 the sugar called for
in -the recipe. .Corn syrup can re
place up to 1-4 the sugar called'
If you use either part honey or
part corn syrup, cook the mixture
slightly beyond the jelly stage.
In making jams and preserves, the
sugar is weighed rather than meas
ured by cupfuls. Cook jams said
preserves somewhat longer when you
cut the amount of sugar. With less
sugar it takes a little longer cook
ing to get the product aa thick
you want it
With corn syrup or honey, replace
up to half the weight of sugar called
for in the rgcipe. To make substi
tutions by cupfuls rather than by
weight it is necessary to know that
1 pound of sugar equals about 2 cups
sugar and that 1 pound of honey or
corn syrup measures approximately
1 1-3 cups.
Sam D. Bundy goes to Greensboro
Thursday of this - week xat which
time he has a part on the program
of the Greensboro Kimmis Club.
After the meeting as Immediate Past
Governor of the Carolina* Kiwanis
IHstrict, he will confer with
Hick, and Herb Hennig, g
and secretary of the district,
^ officer of the
Caatrel frogram
765 In This Township
Favor Three-Year Ex
tension and 2 Want
One-Year Plan
In the special referendum con
ducted I act Friday, tobacco grow
en of Farmville township showed
they know "which side their breed
is buttered on" ss they voted 100
per cent in favor of extending the
control program and joined in the
landslide which retains the Federal
marketing quota system for 1947,
1948 and 1949.
Not a single opposing vote was
east. 765 growers voted in favor of
retaining the peasant system for i
additional three years. Two others,
-hot quite so enthusiastic, were will
ing to go part of the way and voted
to keep government control only for
* From eerly morning until 9
o'clock that night, growers and oth
ers who shared in the 1946 crop filed
in and oat of the office en East
Wilson Street where voting was
carried on under the supervision of
John D. Dixon, Jesse Moye and
Clifton Jones. While exact figures
are not available^ it is estimated that
1100 in this township were eligible
to participate.
Lenders expressed themselves as
being well pleased with the vote ill
Farmville township, and throughout
the tobacco growing areas.
First returns in Pitt county, yet
to be verified, showed that 11 voted
for one-year extension, 8,523 for
three years, and there were nine
who would remove all restrictions
and government support. In Greene
county, one voted against the entire
program, while 6,882 voted for three
years and seven favored qne-year
Six states participated in the re
ferendum: North and South Caro
lina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia and
Alabama. Totals far the entire
section were: 24&616 for three-year
quotas; 3,126 for one-year quotas,
and 4,132 against the quota system.
A' two-thirds majority was need
ed to continue the present system.
Pope Field, Fort Bragg, July 18?
Enlistments si the Pope Field Re
cruiting Office have, shown a brisk
increase during the month of July
due to the new Army pay increase
effective July L Lt. J. Lee POates,
Jr., base recruiting officer, an
nounced today.
A private who is immed ananas
three children draws 1173.00 per
month according- to the present pay
scale in addition to his clothing and
rations," Lt. Pontes pointed out.
"And this is free of income tax. Com
pare it with industrial and commer
cial pay checks after the income tax
has been subtracted."
Jumping from Jhe dfweet enlisted
grade to the fflfeSest enlisted grade,
the recruiting officer stated that a
Msster Sergeant with four depend
ents draws |600 per month in addi
tion to rations, clothing, and the free
medSki care* extended to all army
men and their dependents.
? fids doss net include flying pay
nor the fire per cent of 1mae pay for
each three pears of amy service
which is an additional inducement
for man who have been in the
vice to vesnlist, Lt Pontes pointed
Man who go or menus receive an
additional 20 per cant of their base
pay and men on flying status receive
an additional 60 per cent of their
base pay, he added.
"Comparfe your income today with
that of A-.ny pay," the recraiting
officer iatited, "and then coma in
to the nearest Afcr Corps recruiting
office or the base recruiting office
at Pope Field to make- a profitable
The following tobacconists will
leave during the week end for the
Georgia and Florida markets.
A. C. Monk, Sr., A. C. Monk, Jr.,
R, T. Monk, James R. Lang and Bob
Pulley, Waycroas, fin.; R. D. WMlW
J. T. Windham, Valdosta, Ga.;
V. Fisher, Allen Osborne, Allen
Material For
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Engineers, Town Board
Wffl DecideType Sur
facing To Be Used
On Streets
The first 20 ears of sand to he
used in paving and improving Ffcnm
rille streets and sidewalks have
bean skipped and it U anticipated
thai the project will he underway
st full speed within the next few
lays. The contract called for' the
work to begin on of about the 15th
rf this month.
Specifications for* the improve
ments, approved "by voters of the
town in a special election several
weeks ago, provide that two differ
Hit typdl of surfacing will be used.
A sand-asphalt surface will be laid
hi those attests over which traffic
a heaviest while those whose traffic
leads are lighter?this applies to
residential districts?will be given
t bituminous treatment
. Members of the Board of Com
nissioners and engineers will deter
niae the type of surfacing to be
ued on each street . This is one of
he things which remains to be done
mfere the wofk can be Started.
Exum and Chne, road construe
-ore with headquarters in Rocky
Mount were awarded the contract
for the project which calls for a
?tal outlay of $264,646, which in
?ludes the cost of sidewalks,
itreets, and improvements to the
icwer system.
Engineers are Henry L. and I
rhomas W. Rivers of Greenville.
New Sayings Bond
Minute Man Design
Wii! Appear Soon
Greensboro, July 18?The Minute
Han, symbol of savings bonds "yl
itgmps since 1941, has turned from
var to peace. One of the most
ridely publicized trade marks of
11 time, it has appeared on hund
eds of millions of defense and war
avings stamps, on billboards, on
asters, in sponsored aqd donated
and advertisements, . on leaflets,
tamp books and stationery, its sepa
ate reproductions rtuming into mil
Allison James, State Director of
he U. S. Savings Bonds Division for
forth Carolina, Was adyiyed by the
^easury Department . that a new'
finute Man design has been adopts
Pint, used in the defense savings
ampaign of 1941, the original de
ign was adapted from the famous
(mute Man statue by Daniel Chest
r French which stands at Concord,
(asaachnsetts "by the rude bridge
hat arched the flood" where the
mbafed patriots in April, 1776, fir
d the shot heard around the
rorid," as described in Emerson's
Up to now the Minute Man has
sen shoWn faring to the right, tuni
ng away from the plow as he
rasps his musket: a symbol of the
ation turning from the pursuits of
?er to take up arms for freedom.
In the new design the patriot
sees to the. left, bringing the
low into the foreground; the
msket is grounded but still in his
rasp. Otn, the base of the statue,
Ir. James has been informed, will
ppear the keynote of the peace
ime savings bond and stamp pro
tarn: the word "Security."
At The Rotary Club
The freezer locker and its place
a the community was the subject
hosen for discussion by program
eader Arch Flanagan Tuesday
veiling at the Rotary meeting.
Arch gave a very interesting talk
elative to the value of the frozen
boda to -tbe patrons and to the
ommunity and explained the ad
aneememt made by the freezing
aethod of preeerving meets, fruit#
Farmville is indeed fortunate in
aving a freezing plant to serve the
own and community. All available
units are in use at present,
100 more units have been
but it is impossible to say
rhen delivery can be made and the
nita installed.
Alex Rouse won the attendance
?rize. Ed Nash Warren presented
'ostmaster Henry Hi Johnston, who
pas his guest for the evening.
more North Carolina is in
| The current
with picture
Farmville Doctors
Hosts At Meeting
The July
Thursday, "at
Ore. Paul E.
ty-five membcri mrMWit. including
Dr. J. M. Mewborn, also of Farmville.
Dr. F. P. Brooks, at GiMrtviHo,
president of the Society,
and presented Dr. E. B. Aycock,
who read a paper on Venereal Dis
ease Management as outlined by the
United States Army. Dr. Ayeock,
released ? recently from military
service, was a qualified speaker and
discussed the subject in a compre
hensive manner.
The next meeeting will be held|
August 8.
National Guard has
Six Year Plan For
Ground Force Troops I
Regular Army Officers Wifl Be I
Detailed To Supervise Vast
Training Program For
The Army Ground Forces six
year plan for the training of ap
proximately 571,196 ground force
troops of the National Goard of the
United States was announced today
by Lieutenant General Oscar W.
Griswold, Commanding General Sev-1
enth Army, operative in the 3rd |
Army Area.
In announcing the plan) General
Griswold emphasised that actual
training of the National Guard will
continue to be a function of each
state. However, the Army Ground
Forces will detail Regular Army in
structors, under the supervision of
the Armies, who will be responsible
for the supervision of the training
programs. TheaA instructors vdll be
assigned to unite down to and includ
ing the battalion level.
The six-year plan, which provides
for the progressive instruction of
units in each state, is designed to
standardize the trainhig of Hie Na
tional Guard all over the country.
During the first and second years in
dividuals and units will be trained
on a company lqvel; during the third
and fourth yean an a battalion
level; during the fifth year an a re)
imental combat team and combat
level; and during the sixth pear on a
division level. The plan will go into
effect when individual organizations
reach an established quota of 46
per cent of Hie required number of
enlisted personnel and 90 per cent
of the required number of officers.
Specific types of training, such as
basic and general, technical, and
tactical training, also will be under
taken. Training schedules will de
pend to some degree on local condi
tions. It is estimated that a mini
mum of 96 hours per year will be
devoted to armory training and a
minimum of 92 hours per year to
field training. In addition, a train
ing program will be conducted for
each special type unit.
Jo assist the National Guard in
carrying out the plan, the Reg
ular Army instructors intend to
make use of every known type of
training aid which was used effect
ively during the past war. This in
c hides the use of teaming films, pro
jection equipment, tank and plarte
models, map reeding kits, sub-caliber
ranges, skeet ranges, and graphical
charts, pertaining to each type of
I unit.
A further step is the establish
ment of various types of schools.
The Army Ground Forces will con
duct Officer Candidate Schools to
which qualified National Guard per
sonnel will be assigned. Also, com
missioned and non-commissioned of
ficers and selected enlisted personnel
will attend service schools whose
courses, of approximately 3 months'
duration, will be parallel to those
offered in the Regular Army. Local
schools of instroctkn, which will be
held at such times and pieces as
designated by the Chief of the Na
tional Guard Bureau, will algo be
conducted. Such schools will be
tied as Schools e# Instructing in
Leadership Preparatory to Meld
Training; Instruction in Administra
tive Ditties; Command and Staff
Duties; and Instruction in Basic
In order to determine the effi
ciency of the training programs, the
Army Ground Forces will prepare
proficiency testa for the various
units. 'In those instances where no
tfcor will be conducted to determine
the training status at all units.
Three divisions which have been
ar will be activated in the Third
Army Area are the 30th
Division, the 81st
and the 48th Infantry
are located is the
North Carolina,
Phone Firm Spokesman
Says Equipment Now
On Order Will Be
Keve Congestion
At an informal conference Tues
day with several FarmviHe leaders,
a spokesman for the
phone and Telegraph Company stat
ed that laek of equipment which
has been on order akase May, 1946,
is directly responsible for the poor
long distance service the town has
been receiving.
This conference, evidently stem
ming from a letter town officials
sent to State Utilities Commissioner
Stanley Winbome as ? a complaint
against long distance service, indi
cates that company officials have
been concerned about the situation
and that more action will follow.
Luke Hill, president of the own
ing company, has accepted an invi
tation to attend the Rotary Club
meeting Tuesday night and discuss
the situation. Rotariacis, it will
be remembered, are the ones who
started the "better phone service"
ball rolling. The Kr vanis Club,
Chamber of Commerce, and other
organized groups followed suit and
the drive has gained real impetus.
It was explained that during the
war there were no restrictions on
the construction of trunk lines con
necting important military cities and
Installations but that the govern
ment prohibited the construction of
additional lines and facilities for
communities, no matter how im
portant they might be locally, which
did not figure prominently in the
war effort Consequently, towns
like Famnville suffered and will not
be able to get better service until
manufacturers catch up with their
back-log of orders.
Acceptance of the invitation to
meat Farmville authorities en their
home grounds indicates that steps
to remedy the situation win be tak
en and everything possible will be
done to expedite the manufacture
and installation of equipment need
ed for the overloaded lines.
Final Rites Held
For Henry R. Bynum
Final rites for Henry Ruff in By
num, 6^6, of 2302 Idlewood Ave.,
Richmond, Va-, were conducted from
the Farmville Funeral Home, Thurs
day morning, St eleven o'clock by the
Rev. J. F. Osborne, pastor of Broad
St. Methodist Church, Richmond,
assisted by the Rev. E. R. Clegg, lo
cal Methodist minister. Interment
was made in the family plot in
Forest Hill cemetery.
A favorite hymn, "Some Day
Well Understand," was sung by a
choir of -women's voices with Mrs.
Haywood Smith as accompanist
Mr. Bynam was the son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Bynum,
pioneer citizens of this community.
He was a loving husband and a
devoted father. Possessing a genial
nature, he was well known here and
had many friends who Teamed of his
passing with regret
He held the position of engineer
for the Richmond Dairies for many
years, but was forced to retire sever
al months ago due to failing health.
Surviving are: bis widow, the
former Miss Nannie Mae Vaase, of
Hoekerton; two daughters, Mrs. B.
W. Forrester and Mrs. Jack Shutter,
of Richmond, and a sister, Mrs. R.
B. Havens, of Tarboro.
Active pallbearers wan: Joe H.,
J alma ami Ralph BySnm, Leroy
Baas, W. E. Joyner, Ernest L. Bar
rett, Fred Cam, and I*e Dew, of
At The Kiwanis Club
Sonny Bradham wu in charge of
the Kiwanis Club program Monday,
hat was unable to be present, and
Frank Allen introduced the guest
speaker of the evening, Mr. Cecil
Wfaftsad, authob, ?f Farmville, who
gave a vary interesting resume of
how he started writing and the hard
im mniBt J 1.1 ,m-tl - .... ?
snips epicottRierea. in gauneriDg ma
terial for his works. He then read
IjTipgested form from one of his
stories he he* written for "True
Lou# Distance Service
Subject Of Letter To
State Utilities
That Farmville
vica Mil __
in the past is the girt of a tetter
Lewis AQen sad Sam D.
respectively, of the
Commerce, to Stanley WMbome,
State Utilities Cbnniasiener.
It was made clear that the officials
had no boas to pick with mwmets of
the telephone system, Carolina tele
phone sod Telegraph Company ml
did not initiate the project in an
antagonistic attitnde, What they are
interested in is a more efficient end
quicker long distance sendee and
out-of-town connections.
It has been reported in some
instances that local persons wishing
to call Greenville have made tile
trip by automobile rather than wait
for a call to go through. ~
The letter follows:
Dear Mr. Winborne:
The merchants, businessmen, and
eUisnas in general of FmviDe,
North Carolina, are much
about the long-dish
service, or rather the lack mt such in
and out of the town. Durbrt the
war years the people of nomrille
accepted the kmg-dii
service as offered without
plaint The iaconver
cepted in a patriotic spirit at co
operation. Now that the wur has
been over for a year sock sutjic
rather than getting better has hsan
steadily getting worse. The
of FarmviQe f sal that they are\
ing for a service which they sew not
getting; they feel that they an en
titled to much better ssmlm than
they are getting. The FsnsviUe
Rotary Club, the Farm villa Kin?is
Club, the Farm villa Chamber of
Commerce and Merchants Associa
tion, sad the town officials have
separately gone on record coudemn
mg the present service and strongly
urging that steps be taken to con
tact the proper authorities in an
effort to remedy this situation
Specific complaints are as fol
First, inability to got the long
distance operators. Some of oar
calls go through Wilson and some
through Greenville since there is no
long-distance operator in Farmville.
In too many instances it is some
times ten to thirty minutes before
the long-distance operator even
answers. Some instances have been
for a longer period. This causes the
caller to lose valuable time and is a
constant source of irritation.
Second, on important and even
emergency calls the operators bland
ly tell the caller that he nnmt wait
an hour or some such similar time
before they can even initiate his call.
Third, report calls are not given
with any regularity and often the
sailers have to call back to check on
their calls. As a result more time
Is wasted.
Fourth, some of our business men
oompiain that half of their time is
consumed with a telephone
in their lands trying to call the
operator, trying to get reports on
their calls, and trying to get their
sails through.
The citizens of Farmville feel that
such a situation is not justified and
that Farmville is entitled to a glint -
bt efficiency in connection wfUt
long-distance telephone calls. We
ire prepared to lay before you and
the officials of the Carolina Tele
phone and Telegraph Company our
complaints in parson at any time
and at any place. ' With the coming
of the tobacco marketing season
much time will be consumed and it
Is feared that much business will be
lost unless the present condition is
made better.^ Our need is urgent,
our complaints are based an fbets,
our demands are Mr, and we ke
ipectfully request that
ions to alleviate a bad
rhich is causing loss of
With bast wishes, we are
tally yours,

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