Carrying Out State
By Harold t). Meyer, Director
N. C. Recreation Commission
Recreation as a state-spcmsored
activity is a new practice in America
developed in the past few months as
another "North Carolina first" since
the 1946 General Assembly set up
the North Carolina Recreation Com-;
Already the work is moving for
ward in various communities through
the intense interest of local groups
and of the county departments of
public welfare. There is an excel
lent opportunity in each of the 100
counties to provide recreation for all
ages and all groups because much
of the 'possibilities have not as yet
Especially notable is the coopera
tion developed between the Recrea
tion Commission and county welfare
departments in Pender, Person, Ma
con, Onslow, Yadkin and Yancey
counties. Yancey has developed a
county-wide plan of recreation while
in other localities the interest of
civic groups has been aroused in
support of planned recreation.
Model ordinances giving a legal
basis to local recreation commissions
have been set up in which it ih re
quired that one member of the local
board of recreation be selected from
the county welfare agency, another
from the county health department,
and another from the school system.
The law setting forth the duties
of county superintendents of public
welfare calls on them to cooperate
with existing agencies in the de
velopment of wholesome recreation
facilities in the community. Thus
county welfare workers are doubly
interested in the program since they
are professionally interested in the
betterment of community life and
The Recreation Commission al
ready is beginning to work with
state institutions in the development
of programs for the leisure activities
of inmates. Notable in this respect
is the work now going on at the
State School for the Deaf at Mor
gan ton. Considerable possibilities
still remain in institutional recrea
tion through the establishment of
more effective contacts with all state
institutions including all the prison
The object of recreation under the
North Carolina program is to pro
vide leisure-time activities not only
for adults but for all children in a
community, especially the under
privileged ones. The best develop
ment will be through a program
operated as a separate unit of local
governmental service. The scope of
the service is too large to be includ
ed as a direct duty of any other I
county official and actual direction |
of recreation should be the responsi
bility of a separate local staff.
Church recreation possibilities are
opening up, a factor' which is es
pecially valuable in rural areas
where the rural churches can. be
made centers of general community
activities. This will not only be
service to the people of a rural com- j
munity but will increase their in
terest and attraction toward the!
specifically religious programs ofj
A great need in North Carolina
is a well-directed program of re
, creation in hospitals of all types?
public hospitals for physical ail
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Pursuant to an Order of the Clerk
of Superior Court,, notice is hereby
given that an election-will be held
on Monday, August 12, 1946, to elect
three (3) persons to serve as Board
of Commissioners for the Pitt
County Drainagje District No. 1,
their terms of office to begin on
October 1, 1946. This election
necessary to replace the vacancy of
John T. Thorne, Chairman, who died
on June 14th and R. A. Joyner and
B. S. Lewis, whose terms have ex
pired. Each person owning land in
the district has one (1) vote for each
acre of land owned.
Polls to be opened at the Town
Hall in Town of Farmville, North
Carolina, from 7. A. M. to 7 P. M.
on Monday, August, 12, 1946.
R. A. JOYNER,
John B. Lewis, Secretary. 7-19-4t
ments as well as grovBramant-operat
ed institutions for mentally and
physically handicapped cWau. This
will come about as the interest of tha
people in each community awakens
to the value of supplying- supervised
leisure-time activities for all reai
School building* during the sum
mer months and at night during the
week, present another local resource
in development of community recrea
tion. Most of these facilities have
playground or gymnasium equip
ment and all of them have auditori
um facilities where the more cul
tural aspects of recreation can be
provided. Wider use of these plants
depends on the awakening of local
determination to provide this ser-1
The State Recreation Commission
does not attempt to interfere with
any program already operated by I
another agency; its pufpoee is to
move in where its aid is asked in
development of local programs. The
Governor, Superintendent of Public
Instruction, Commissioner of Public
Welfare, director of the Depart
ment of Conservation and Develop
ment are ex officio members of the
Recreation Commission and tie in
with its work any activities which
are the responsibility of their re
Thus in developing a complete
program of recreation in all North
Caro/ina communities the combined
efforts of numerous agencies and
groups will be required. Particular
ly fitted for this cooperative effort
are the county welfare agencies from
which many suggestions can come
for future development. Workers
on these staffs, in constant contact
with the less privileged of the com
munity, can funnel to local recrea
tion commissions or to the state
commission suggestions for improve
ments and can call attention to par
We look forward to each week-end,
expecting to do a whale of a lot of
work, but seldom accomplish much.
NOTICE OF SALE !
Under and by virtue of the powers
contained in Section No. 44-2, of the
General Statue of North Carolina,
the undersigned, Farmville Motor
Company, will on the 20th day of
July, 1946, in the garage of the Farm
ville Motor Company, at 12 o'clock,
Noon, sell to the highest bidder, for
cash, the following described person
One 1934, four door Plymouth Se
dan Automobile, Motor No. PF.71952,
Registered in the name of Albert
This June 17th, 1946.
By B. O. Taylor, Partner.
FARMVILLE MOTOR COMPANY,
R. T. Martin, Atty. 6-21-3wkS
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of an order
of the Superior Court of Pitt
county, made in the Ex-Parte pro
ceeding entitled "In the matter of An
nie Earldene Evans, and husband G.
L. Evans, and Johnnie Edmond Ed
wards, Jr., a minor by J. M. Horton,
next friend," the undersigned com
missioner will on Saturday the 10th
day of August 1946 at. 12 o'clock
Noon, at the courthouse door in
Greenville, North Carolina, offer
for sale to the highest bidder for
cash, that certain tract of land ly
ing and being in the Town of
Fountain, Pitt County, North Caro
lina, and more fully described as
Beginning, at the intersection of
Smith and Jefferson Streets and
running in a Northerly direction 123
feet to Frank Lewis line; thence
with said Frank Lewis line in a
Westerly direction 160 feet to Jobff"
Bell line, thence in a Southerly di
rection with the said John Bell's
line 123 feet to Smith Street, thence
| in an Easterly direction with the
said Smith Street 150 feet to the
beginning. The same being the
| identical land oortVeyed to L. E.
Fountain by G. W. Jefferson and oth
ers, by deed recorded March 17th
1919 in Pitt County Registry. Be
ing the identical tract of land con
veyed by L. E. Fountain to J. A.
Edwards, by deed dated September
10th 1924 duly recorded in' Regis
try of Pitt County. . '
This the 9th day of July 1946.
. JOHN HILL PAYLOR,
Commissioner. 7-12 4. wks
MiU TUN A MILLION OWNERS
More than a million friends:
R. A. PARKER MOTOR CO., Inc.
120 East Wilson St. FARMVILLE, N. C.
Outboard Motor Boat
Races At New Bern
New Bern, July IS?Sputtering
outboard motor* will awaken the
calm of beautiful Trent River Sun
day, July Slat, as outboard motor
enthusiasts inaugurate the first race*
since the war in this historic old up
river landing place.
Outboard motor boater* from
Richmond and the Norfolk Penin
sular in Virginia; from Washing
ton, D. C.; and from all the 200 mile
coast of North Carolina, will make
up an entry list which will crowd
the Trent at the Trent Pines Club
race course. About $700 in prises
will be awarded in the several
classes to be run throughout the
Before the war the broad, placid
reaches of -the Trent along the
shores of the old Sloan Summer
home which has become the smart
Trent Pines Club was a favorite
show grounds of mil kinds of river
?craft. This first postwar show al
ready has attracted many of the
fastest and best-known drivers, as
well as North Carolina deeignem
who have new models ready for com
The New Bern Racing Association
plane to hold its annual series of
Sanction Races as soon as the Nat
ional Association assigns classes and
times for the year around events.
Chamber of Commerce Secretary
George P. Arlington is handling pre
liminary arrangements for the July
events and for all forthcoming
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Peanuts Be Dusted I
Leafspot diseases have already
appeared in the peanut crepe of
Eaatern Carolina and Howard Gar
rias, Extension plant pathologist at
Statp College, has recommended that
dusting with copper-sulphur dust
mixtures begin at once.
"I should like to encourage "pea
nut growers to start dusting as soon
as possible, even though the plants
are small," Gerries said. Copper
sulphur dust mixtures give better
leafspot control than either copper
or'sulphur dusts alone. The mixture
should contain four to six per cent
copper, by weight
"Since the plants are small new
12 to 16 pounds of dust per acre will
be sufficient for the first applica
tion. Three or four applications put
on at two-week intervals axe re
quired. In the event of rain soon
after a dusting, another should be
put on as quickly aa possible. Later
as the plants grow larger 16 to 20
pounds of dust must be used per
"The, dust may be applied at any
time during the day. However many
growers say best results are obtained
if dusting is confined to early mor
ning and late afternoon. A few far
mers apply their dust on moonlight
"If the copper-sulphur mixture is
put on the plants in the recommen
ded amounts and at two-weeks inter
vals leafspot diseases will cause lit
tle damage to the peanut crop."
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RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
* MEMORIALIZING *** !
MB. JNO. T. THOknE
WHEREAS: Mr. Jno. T. Thome
has been called to his lasting re
, ward, be it known that it is the ex
' desire of the Board
Mrectora of The Bank of Farmville
to extend to the family of Mr.
Thome He sincereet sympathy and
heartieit condolences on the occasion
of their loss. Jno. Thome was for
many years a faithful, competent
and diligent member of our Board,
serving efficiently and well in many
capacities. His honesty, integrity,
sterling character and genuine
worth as a member of oar group
will long be cherished and remem
bered by those of as who were privi
leged to serve with him. His under
standing heart, his vibrant person
ality, and-his high sense of justice
and right, coupled with his many
fine Christian attributes made Jijo
one of opr most valuable members.
He will be missed many times dur
ing our futkire deliberations.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLV
ED: That this Board hereby pay this
as a lasting tribute of respect to
Jno. T. Thome. That said Board
express to Mrs. Jno. T. Thome and
Miss Mary Leah Thome its deepest
sympathy and sorrow on this occa
sion. That a copy of these resolu
tions be mailed to the ftuhily of Mr.
Thome, that a copy be mailed to the
Farmville Enterprise, and that
copy be spread upon the minutee of
the Board of Directors of the
Bank of Farmville.
THE BANK OF FARMVILLE
JNO. B. LEWIS
L. E. WALSTON
IRVIN MORGAN 7-19-lt
Having qualified as Executor of
the estate of Rosa Smith Gay, late
of Pitt County, North Carolina, this
is to notify all persons having claims
ugainst the estate of said deceased
to exhibit them to the undersigned
on or before the 12th day of July,
1947, or this notice will be pleaded
in bar of their recovery. All per
sons indebted to the scud estate will
please make immediate payment.
This the 6th day of July, 1946.
JESSE GAY, Executor.
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