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Warehousemen And Forces Prepare To Welcome
Farmers As Market Opens; Favorable Prices
fit Prospect For The Season
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their leaf crop, began tneu-<?"?
TL Bright Ud
Vil,e' *"!? for the
haVC eVCTS^ ^tastem North
opening of markets . K e 19
the expending P^^J^^dented
ville market, create an unpcecedantea
opportunity for the mnrket to sm?h
?ii records this fall, and the ware
u mmiw facing the challenge of
housemen are iaema
havinjr a good crop at their very
lo increase the prestige of
viHe market and to guarantee^
continued greatness and prommenc
Monk's Warehouses
Starting its 40th season on the
i opening day of the Faxmrtlle market
will be the Monk wa^house fmn , tfie
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sell elsewhere. This warehouse, at one
and sales management are J. ?
Monk, Jr.rJtobert D. Rouse and J- ?
Carlton, who have been 1sch<^' Z
vears of experience in a knowledge of
the leaf," begiruling with the planting
ff,ie JdLt U? tnuup'?tW ?>'
the tiny plants, care in cuttwatioi^
?_?. and handling for the
numerous grades wnen 1
|nate friendliness, together mth a cok
ordinated effort to obtain the highest
prices, that have won. foritoa firm
the high esteem and good will of
| thousands of farmer
out the years. ?e
friends to this
many new patrons each season, and
the firm's pride in its
as a constant incentive to
member .nd their assomat^ coi the
floor and in the office on their ^
toe. throughout the ^
their sales up to a satisfying
through the closing day.
For the ninth year the Monk JBm
1 will operate a second house, whic
enables them to satisfy **"?'
^ patronage and ?.
Monk's warehouse No. 1, i" ^ ?
warehouse -on the s?ne site whew
'J. X " launched out in the_'e*f "j}'
tag industry 40 ymn ago, ^d Monk a
Z 2. is juat across the
houses are modem in aauAraOMn
and equipment and have
ity that insures a good showing ?
the leaf and ummrp?aed service to
its handling and selling. -
Farmers Wi
Assuring farmers at prompt and
efficient service, by reason at their
many years at experience to the
warehouse business and the desire
to personally render the greatest ser
vice possible to patrohs, who sell
their leaf to the two huge warehouses
of the Farmers^ Warehouse firm, for
merly Knott's, are Graver H. Webb,
John N. Fountain and Jack Moye.
All are widely known in the sales in
Half Holiday Over
The half holiday period, observ- -
ed here , by business firms on
Wednesdays, during the eummer
mouths for several years, has
come to a close and doors will he
open with "business as 00081"
next Wednesday afternoon.
Business will doubtless be better
than usual as Wednesday, August
21, is the Wednesday following
the Market Opening on Moshj,
and everybody will be shopping.
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Always on the alert for any new
feature or force that will attract
patronage and increase the volume
of sales, the Farmers warehouse
firm has employed an even larger
corps of assistants this year and will
offer on opening day a combination
of service ^and selling facilities that
are unexcelled.
Bell's Warehouse
Bell's, Farmville's hew leaf sales
house, built this summer, will give
to the Farmville market a much
needed expansion of warehouse space
and service due to 'the continued
growth of the market.
The return of L. R. Bell, a former
successful Farmville warehouseman,
(who has become prominently iden
tified with the Goldsboro market in
the past few years) to engage in the
tobacco leaf sales business here
again, is hailed with enthusiasm, and
the construction of this modern, mam
moth warehouse, on the corner of
Belcher and Turnage streets, near the
Fountain highway, and equipped with
the newest of facilities, is regarded
is an "aluminum"'testimonial of the
faith of Mr. Bell and his associates,
faith of Mr. Bell and members of
the firm, his sons, and C. C. and
Robert Ivey, in the future of Farm
ville as a tobacco center. These men
will bfe constantly on the floor and
in the Held and will be able to keep
in contact with their thousands of
friends throughout the Bright Leaf
This new warehouse, under the Bell
and Ivey steering, will doubtless bring
many new customers to the Farmville
market and be a means pf producing
a greater volume in poundage also,
interest will be stimulated through
their efforts and the friendly compe
tition will further serve as an avenue
of progress. Bell's Warehouse will
doubtless have {he liberal support
and confidence of citizens of this
vicinity and of farmers throughout
Eastern Carolina.
Each member of the Bell firm can
count years of experience both in
growing and selling the weed, and
active connection with auction soles
on warehouse floors.
The firm has not advanced a single
unfounded claim, but instead, is re
questing tobacco growers to pot a
load of tobacco on their floor and
watch their sale and to give the
members an opportunity to rend
the service they came to Farmville
to provide, in order that they may
cash in* their guarantee of service,
satisfaction and the highest market
prices. - > - kJ /'U<
Well organized office and floor
forces will render efficient service in
their individual niches and the entire
warehouse personnel has pledged it
self to a cooperative service that will
make selling at Bell's Warehouse a
pleasant and profitable experience
for every farmer who carrips his
offering there. Their only request?
an opportunity to serve.
Tobacco Farmers ^J|
Promised Relief
with the prices
leaf have been
FannviUe's new Mayor had served
the town faithfully aa Alderman and
Mayor Pro-tem for 12 years prior to
his election last year aa head official.
Favorable Prices
h Prospect For
1946 Tob. Crop
The picture presented to the Amer
ican toacco farmer by the present
consumption and demand for his
product has put new heart in him
and he will bring the 1946 crop of
flue-cured tobacco to market with
high hopes of reaping a fair compen
sation for the arduous labor he has
invested in growing this commodity.
Economists and statistical and busi
ness experts have asserted that to
bacco, since its increased consumption
began, has brought farmers more
money than any other crop.
Tobacconists in this section believe
the crop in Eastern North Carolina
to be very good, with curings de
clared excellent, and a brighter oolor
than usual, giving rise to an optimis
tic outlook for better prices. They
have been in the fields at intervals
since housing began and have visited
the packhouses* and grading rooms
to give their friendly advice and
counsel to the farmers regarding spe
cial care in grading and handling,
which always counts heavily in dol
lars and cents when it is placed on
the warehouse floor, and makes it
possible for the warehousemen to de
mand and get a better price for itx
on the sale.
The hundreds of .thousands of dol
lars to be loosed here among tobacco
growers within the next few weeks
will stimulate the entire section and
the increase in trade and collections
will put new spirit into all classes.
Sam D. Bundy Is
Sales Supervisor
Sara D. Bundy, employed recently
by the FarmviUe Tobacco Board of
Trade aa Sales Supervisor and Pub
licity Director of the FarmviUe to
bacco market, and sleeted aa secre
tary and treasurer of thsr Board, is
s FarmviUe tobacco market enthu
siagtrfho is proving ambitious in his
thought and untiring in his efforts
for its continued improvement, and
lean be counted upon to take advan
tage of every opportunity afforded
him to win patrons to this mart.
Mr. Bundy, who succeeds R. A.
Fields, the former faithful and ef
ficient Supervisor, whose retirement
due to failing health, is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Bandy, . of
FarmviUe. His father held the Posi
tion of Sales Supervisor here him
self for several years.
The new Supervisor was graduat
ed as a youth from FarmvUle's high
school and from Duke University in
the Clasj of "27, with an AB degree.
He served MaxweU School in Dup
lin county for a year as principal;
the Speed and Leggetts Schools in
Edgecombe for.'Cfilf year periods re
spective^ in this capacity, and was
principal of Williamston high school
md" is a member of the local
Kiwsrus Club and the immedk
past governor of" the Carolines dis
trict and the present chairman at
tka TiitftpfifttWiB-1 * Kiwanig Commit
anm-inni ,
tee of Achievement Reports. . .J
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and a Past Master of the
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Mayor ' ,
121 North Main Street
Fsmvffl* North CaroBna
V , August 16, 1846 ..^
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Farmer:
In behalf of the citizens of Ftaaville, I wiah to take ad-. v
vantage of the opportunity offered me, by the Editors of The
Enterprise, to bid yon welcome to the opening of the Farmville
Tobacco Market, on Monday, August 19, and to aaaure yon that
that welcome will be extended not only throughout the season
but for all time to come.
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Farmville has been making a mighty effort to pot. every
thing in readiness for your visits this fall and it offers you
unlimited advantages and benefits in trade and barter, recrear
tional facilities of park and theatre and a friendly atmosphere.
OUR TOWN is a business center, where merchants are
cooperative and satisfaction is a guaranteed part -of transac
tions, and our Tobacco Market has established itself in record
and reputation as among the leading markets of the New .
Bright Leaf Belt. ~ .
No better tobacco is grown in the world than you grow
right around the FARMVILLE Tobacco Market. -After selling,
we invite you also to "bank and buy in Farmville."
"We expect Tobacco prices to be good again this season and
that 1946 will be the greatest year iri the history of the market.
We, therefore, invite you to be among the thousands of patrons
who will take advantage of the service and satisfaction offered
by the tobacconists and merchants here.
The Town of Farmville Welcomes You.
Cordially yours, <
J. W. JOYNER, Mayor.
Due to the current shortage of newsprint, wldch is apparently
mere serious than during the war period, and to conditions which
leave us short of two assistants in our plant, we are forced this year,
to deviate from oar usual custom of publishing a special Tobacco
Edition, prior to tbe Opening of the Bright Leaf Belt and the Farm
ville Tdbacco Market.
We regret this exceedfcgly and wish to assure our warehouse
friends that the local merchants arc as fully, behind them as ever la
their effort to support the market, and to reassure farmer friends
that they have large and varied stocks of merchandise on hand, that
they extend them a cordial invitation to make Farmville their selling
and buybig headquarters and are ready to give them a warm and
sincere welcome upon a visit to their establishments.
We earnestly hope that conditions will change by another Dill and
that - we will be able, with the assistance of our Farmville bqahuad
men, to put out aa in previous years, this special edition, which
serves as concrete evidence of the progress of Farmville, and of a
concerted effort to bring the Farmville Tobacco Market, its achieve
ments before the people, and to give notice aa well of special values,
which tbe merchants have to offer as market opening
Local Buyer Heads
Tob. Board Trade
Market Activities Well
Regulated By Organi
zation of The Buying
Interests 2
Seeking <?> render all possible as
sistance' to its individual members
and striving Constantly to improve
the Farmville market and promote its
development is the Tobacco Board of
Trade, of which H. H. Bradham, a
local buyer for the Farmville Leaf
Tobacco Co.* is president. |p?j?j|g
J. Y. Monk, Jr., local warehouse
man, is vice president, and Sam D.
Bundy is secretary-treasurer, sales
supervisor and publicity director.
The board coordinates and regu
lates the market and its functions
tend towards a more effective hand
ling of the sales and provides a medi
um through which the warehousemen
collectively work for the betterment
of the market
Cooperative efforts of the business
interests with those of the Tobacco
Board of Trade are being renewed
this season to further the interest of
the Farmville Market with a view of
increasing the volume of sales ai
improving the Service the market of
fers Its patrons. - -feJaSN
Marvin Horton Wins
to the
BusinessMen United
Giving Farmville business firms an
avenue for a unified program and
providing the town with an additional
assurance of permanent progress, is
the Farmville Chamber of Commerce
and Merchants Association,
Since its organization the Associa
tion has moved along rapidly and
satisfactorily having been fortunate
in its leadership. This year Lewis
W. Allen, an efficient young business
who is a partner and manager
at the Centre Hardware, is president
and being interested In the promo
- "mi id I
woruiwmiQ n
Hon 6f any worthwhile movement for
the town, will doubtless head tin
n towards an advance in
activiUe8. i.';>
At the annual meeting of this group
in April, Allen was elected to suc
ceed Hal Winders, whose administra
tion was effective and successful.
Other officers elpcted at this time
were: "W. H. Duke, vice president;
Sam D. Bundy, secretary-treasurer.
The Board of Directors is compos
ed of the officers, Hal L. Winders,
R. D. Rouse, J. N. Fountain, L. R.
Bell, Joe Melton, George Thomas,
T. E. Joyner, Jr., Ertaest Pettaway,
R. Q. Lang, Jr. and C. L. Essen.
Offices of the organisation are on
the second floor of the JPttt County
Insurance Agency office building, as
open to Farmville citizens and visi
tor* from other towns, who will al
ways find the genial secretary in
terested in their inquiries add anxi
ous to be of service. The dial num
ber is 490-0.
the sponsoring Mercury Club.
"The Us of N. C., outclt
thing else in the field,
Three More Days
? Two man days
tar at the Bright Leaf
Bring ravr tabace* to the
TiBe Market, where the highest
always prerail,
of the
Farmville Schools
To Open Aug. 28
Registration Day Set
For Friday, Aug. 23
Two events that are of much con
cern and interest to citizens of this
community occur this month; the
opening of the FaimVille tobacco
market on Monday, August 19, and
the opening of the Fannvflle Graded
Schools an Wednesday, AugusL 28.
The past session of the Farmville
School is considered one of the most
successful in its history.
Supt. John H. Moore, who has been
the efficient head of the school for
the past eleven yean will continue
in this position, but the faculty has
experienced many changes from last
AIL ninth grade pupils an request
ed by Supt. Moore to register Friday,
August 23, from 9:00-10:30 a. m.;
tenth grade, from 10:30-12:00 a. m.;
eleventh grade, from 1:00-2:30 p. m.;
twelfth grade, from 2:30-4:00 p. m.
Pupils from the first through the
eighth grades will report to their
home rooms on Wednesday, August
28, at 8:40 o'clock.
All boys and girls, who do not
have a bus driver's certificate and
are interested in qualifying for bus
driving, are requested to report at
the office of the . Farmville High
School, Wednesday, August 21, at
8:00 o'clock. From there, applicants
will be sent to Winterville for ex
amination, which will be held at 9.-00
Bora, who are interested in foot
ball, are requested to meet Mr. Har
rell from 3.-00 to 5:00 o'clock each
afternoon, beginning Thursday, Au
gust }5.
The first faculty meeting will be
held Tueeday, August 27, at 10:00
a. m.
Members of the faculty for this
term will be:
J. H. Moore. Farmville, Superin
W. C. Hawaii, Farmville, History
nd Athletics; Mrs. J. B. Joyner,
Farmville, ^igliah; Mrs. James Whe
leas, Jr., Farmville, Science and
French; Spanish, Commerce. Mathe
teachers. to be announced
are. W. C. HarreO, Farmville Vo
tl Home Economics; Vocation
al Agriculture, to be announced
Eighth grades Miss Ruth Speir,
Tarboro, Miss Jessie M. Morgan,
in. T>. P. Thomas and
Mrs. J. E. Bynum, Farmville;
hoe, other
Joeepb Batchelor,
Miss Marjorie Freeman,
J. H. Moore, Farm
, Miss Msriah Thompson, Stan
W. B. Carraway,
Virginia Uraelle.
Citizenship Is Welded
Together In Support of
FarmviDe's Chief Asset
Pioneer settler, of Farmville dioee
to honor the great agricultural hi
dustry, when in 1872, they selected a
,.*ne^for chartered town,
to?n the sue of a city block, and re
guested the North Carolina Assembly
to Hterally pot It on the map by the
act ?f incorporation.
Eight yean, later the census gave
*?mville a population of 111. The
Mat census report revealed a total
Population of 3,000, a gain of 46 per
??* over that of the previous ten
roar period.
Although Fmnville is surromded
by many of the finest farms in the
land and its business, ?ti???in|
religious and social life is on a pj
with other towns twice its size in the
State, every citizen of the town
knows that its growth and develop
ment has been due in large measure
to the Tobacco Market.
Forty-two years have passed sine*
a group of enterprising and ener
getic farmer-business men ho?d a
meeting to discuss the p~-tkilitiwi
of a tobacco sales market for Farm
villa. They talked about the great
quantity of tobacco raised in this
vicinity, of its superior quality and
of the immediate need for leaf ?
facilities right here in Farmville.
"Hie idea was broadcast and grew
in favor by leaps and bounds until a
few weeks later a company of local
people ?m formed, the contract for
two frame warehouses was let wd
foundations were laid on the opposite
comers of Wilson and Fields streets.
The market has grown steadily
from the very first season and when
the frame buildings burned some 88
Fears ago, the present group of
gigantic brick structures rose from
their ashes to bring into
a modern tobacco town, which is a
model of compactness, convenience
and efficiency.
From the beginning, four factors
constituted a guarantee of adequate
support of the Farmville market;
warehousemen of great vision and
*eal; a Tobacco tioard of Trade, or
ganised in 1807 with representatives
from every firm, corporation and
Parson identified with the sole of
tobacco on the floors, which has
functioned like a fraternity; buy
ers, a majority of whom
or return for
have consistently
interest and pride in the
high standard set forXHJrkat,
and a citizenship that has welded it
self together in unflagging loyalty
and the carrying forward of pfams
tor its progress.
A separate tribute to each of the
outstanding pioneer warehousemen,
tobacconists and business men. ot
Farnmlle, who laid the foundations
for the growth of the market and for
its rapid development and ?uw?
would be in order. Most of the
Farraville citizens know or knew
them personally, they are held in
highest; esteem and posterity will re
cord their signal achievements and
honor their memory.
The early thirties saw the Farm
ville market pruning the crises of
devastating prices, of closed markets,
controlled production and a long
siege of -panic, palsy and poverty,
when business in general was
threatened with collapse, but dti
aens have been privileged to see it
rise to new heights since the back
bone at depression was broken.
Following the pattern set by the
government, and with the entire co
operative strength of the
behind it, the FarmviUe n
vived that critical period
made gnat
I of the
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