tour BUSINESS WANTED I
: HAKE FARMVILLE TOUR
SHOPPING HEADQUARTERS j
William A. Carr, Famville student who graduates from N. C. State College in June, waa one of 10
top-ranking students in the School of Engineering recently initiated into the college chapter of Theta
Tau, national professional engineering fraternity. The students, all pictured above, are: E. Flynn
Menius, Jr, New Bern; Robert P. Schmidt, Raleigh; William A. Cut, Farmrille; Deward A. Lefler,
Albemarle; Robert W. Bivens, Win gate; George W. Rivenbark, Goidsbore, Robert J. Mailer, Pleeeent
ville, N. Y.; Richard M. Jones, Salisbury; Robert A. Yates, Chadbourn; Robert & Patterson, Littleton.
TWO SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKERS
RETIRE AFTER 25 YEARS' SERVICE
J. C. Corbctt, G. Robert Smith And
Other Oat-going Officer Given
Standing Vote Of Thanks
For Loyal Work
Two loyal Sunday School workers,
each of whom had served in an offi-1
cial capacity for about 25 years, I
were honored Sunday morning when I
Farmville Presbyterians rose as a
group and extended thanks to J. C.
Corbett and G. Robert Smith, who
were stepping aside as treasurer and
secretary, respectively, of the school,
and to Charles F. Baucom, who had
been serving as superintendent for
about eight years.
This recognition of service took
placb at the regular installation
ceremony of officers recently select
ed to direct the work of the Sunday
School for the coming 12 months.
They are: Bernice Tumage, superin
tendent; Charles' F. Baucom, assist
ant superintendent; George B. Moore,
secretary, and J. T. Nolen, treasurer.
?Mr. Gorbett's work in church
circles extends beyonds the bounds
of the Sunday School and the local
church. He helped establish and
worked in the Sunday School at
King's Crossroads, served as teacher
and superintendent for several years
at Ballard's Crossroads, teaches the
men's class here and is an elder in
the church. .
Mr. Smith has also been active in
surrounding communities. Also an
elder in the church, he served at
King's Crossroads, was superintend
ent at Carraway's Chapel, and help
ed with the Sunday School at Lang's
Presiding over the installation ser
vices, Rev. E. S. Coates expressed his
thanks to the out-going officers,
who were palled on for remarks, and
introduced the new officials, who
were given a pledge of confidence
as the Sunday School entered a new
PLAIN AND FANCY FLYING
PRESENTED AT POPE FIELD
Glider pick-ups, parachuting of
supplies and equipment, a "rescue"
by air and an exhibition of plain and
fancy helicopter flying were on the
aerial bill of fare at Pope Field as
the Army air base participated in the
Army Day c^ebrations, Monday,
Approximately 1500 ?pfersons wit
nessed' the demonstrations at Pope
Field, which were part ot the Fort
Bragg celebration of Army Day.
Demonstrating air rescue techni
ques, an l>-fi ambulance plane ami a
helicopter of Air . Rescue Squadron
"A," combined to "rescue" an in
jured pilot from a salvaged light
plane mocked up.to simulate a real
^Flying low over the scene of
the crash, the ambulance plane drop
ped medical supplies, after which it
landed to take aboard the injared
man. A helicopter thereupon land
ed near the wreck and took off the
plane's other occupant
One of the highlights of the show
was the demonstration of the hell
's flying versatility. The pla
straight up, forward, backward,
to the right and to the left and hov
ered a few feet above the ground.
~ airborne attack.
Activities Of Local
Church Organizations I
Rev. E. W. Holmes announces that
,his morning topic at the Baptist]
church will be "The Supremacy of
Jesus," and that in the evening he I
will inaugurate the first in a series!
of sermons about the Ten Command-!
jments by using the suhject, "God
First." These sermons are in keep
ling with the three months' period of
outstanding evangelistic effort which |
was launched recently by Southern
The prayer meeting theme for the
[next few weeks is "Faith."
, Mrs. Paul Vaughan and Mrs. May
Inard Thome were hostesses to the
I Annie Perkins circle in the church,]
I Tuesday evening, with Mrs. A. B. Ty
json giving the devotional.
I The program, "Other Peoples of j
| Europe," was presented by Mrs. J.
Ih. Moore and Mrs. A. J. Melton.
I Two new members, Mrs. David Quinn
land Mrs. Dewey Nichols, were . ex-1
tended a cordial welcome. j
1 Pear and pineapple salad, cake,
Icrax and coffee were enjoyed during
Ithe social period. j
1 Miss Annie Perkins presided over!
|the business session.
, After the singing of "Must Jesus I
iBear the Cross Alone," Mrs. J. L.
I Creech presented the devotional top
lie, "Learning the Gospel through
Missions," at the meeting of the
lWoman's Missionary Society, Mon
day afternoon. I
1 "Other Peoples of Europe" was the]
I program given by Mrs. George W.
I Davis. During the business session,
[ which was presided over by Mrs. J. j
1R. Shearin, president, plans were]
made for a shower for the Beginners'
department. Mrs. E. W. Holmes made
la report on the Roanoke association,
Womens' Missionary Union meeting
lheld in Rocky Mount, Thursday.
1 "Come Women, Wide Proclaim
I was the closing hymn. Adjournment
vas Jjy pmyer.
The Primary department of the
Sunday School enjoyed an Easter
egg hunt, Easter Monday morning at
110:30 on the lawn of the church. Dixie
cups of ice create were served after 1
the hunt. Mr*. W. 3. Rasberry is]
I superintendent of this division.
Group 2 of
O. Taylor. Mrs. J.
sided and conducted _
?were. Mrs. Z. B. T. Cox
Ice cream and cake
the social hour.
R. C. J
Spring flowers were in arrange
ments in the home.
The Nursery department of the
Sunday School enjoyed a party in
their classroom, Monday afternoon.
The children were entertained by the
teachers telling stories from a Moth
er' Goose Easter book.
Easter candies in the shapes of
bunnies, chicks and eggs, oookies and
orange juice were served. Mrs. E.
R. CI egg sent some pop corn for the
group. Mrs. John Eason, one of the
teachers, remembered each child with
a box of Easter candies during the
class hour, Sunday. "" . , (
Favor were Mother Goose Easter
The Woman's Society of Christian
Service was presided over by the
president, Mm. A. W. Bobbitt. Fol
lowing the opening .hymn, "Jesus
Shall Reign," Mm. J. W. Parker led
The-program topic, "One Hundred
Years of Methodism in China," was
presented in a brief review by Mrs.
Bennett R. Fields who outlined prog
ress of the work there since the first
Methodist missionaries were sent to
Foochow in September 1847 and told
of plans for the Centennial Celebra
tion which, as the work did, will be
gin in Foochow and spread through
out all of the 1800 churches.
Highlights of the W. S. C. S, Con
ference which tonv^ned at Grace
Methodist CJiurch, Wilmington, on
March 18, were brought by Mrs. T.
W. Lang who gave a general outline
of conference activities and reports
stating that all phases of the year's
work went over the top, and by Mrs.
A. C. Roebuck who gave excerpts
from talks of the three outstanding
speakers, Miss Lucy Steele, professor
of Bible at Peace College, Raleigh;
Dr. Giora Wisner, foreign mission
ary, and Mm. Bettie Brittiham, of the
New York office, who is editor of
Members were urged to attend the
Rocky Mount District meeting in En
field this week. Tentative plana for
the local group's mission study were
Mm. E. R. Clegg announced that
Mm. A. Q, Roebuck has been honor
e<J by the Conference Mission Board
in being selected to attend a meeting
of Rural Workers in Lincoln, Neb.,
in July. - ? -A-WV
'MEET NORTH CAROLINA'
TO BE SHOWN HERE APRIL IS
The full color picture, "Meet;
North Carolina," will be presented
in the high school auditorium next
Wednesday night, April 16, at 8
o'clock, through the courtesy of the
Standard Oil Company and the lo
cal dealer, Briley Oil Company.
sen ted without- charge, was produced
by the N. C. Division of the Stand
ard Oil Company of New Jersey in
cooperation with the N. C. Depart
ment of Conservation and Develop
ment and had its premiere showing
in Raleigh, February 6, before the
legislature and state council. ft
Over six months of work by 26
people was required before this
I is being used outside
in the town
and five for
will be voted
e- - 3
Standi Dilda and J. L. Peele were
for mayor. Hie three
will be selected from
five nominees: H. D.
BUI Walker, Willie Owens,
WUlie Ki Hebrew and Garter Smith.
Candidates for town clerk are Mm.
Adrian Gardner and Edwin Newton.
Mayor Earf Trevathan presided
over the session Monday night
- Fountain has approximately 110
voters eligible to participate in the
.Also of interest to citizens of
Fountain is a recent msolution au
thorizing the construction of side
walks along certain streets. Owners
of land abutting the streets designa
ted for the improvements were given
the option of making the sidewalks
or letting the town do the work and
charge the costs as an assessment
against the property. These assess
ments are to be payable in five equal
atirmal installments. The town will
step in and do the work if the own
ers have not completed their allotted
sections by June 16 of this year.
Gives School New
The Walstonburg Men's Club met
on Tuesday night and listened to
Rev. Thad Cox, faster of the Farm
ville Christian Church, discuss the
topic, "Jesus; Our Partner in Every
Two recent activities of the club
were reported as the planting of
trees on the school grounds and the
purchase of a 16 nun. sound projec
tor for $620 and Its.subsequent dona
tion to the Walstonburg high school.
President James Gardner presided
and stated that the May meeting
would be Ladjes Night. Jake fields
was in charge of the program and
introduced the speaker. Sam D.
Bundy, also of Farmville,'was a guest
if the club.
Greenville beat Farmvilla by thf
score of 27 to 21 and Kinston wop
over the local players to the tune of
17-18, Saturday, when the local golf
ers were host to the out-of-town teams
here. Robert Pierce made the. low
score, 73, in these games. j|
Wednesday the locals went to Kin
ston where the opposing players
whipped them, 60-6. Roy Mewbom, of
Snow Hill, jna.de the lowest score for
Farmville, 78 e
The Farmville golfers will meet
Greenville there, Wednesday.
SEVERAL PROM PARMVILLE
ATTEND WASHINGTON MEET
Carolinas District Governor Du
?ree Rhame of Furman University,
Creenville, S. CL, in presenting the
charter to the newly organised
Washington Kiwarns Club Monday
light, gave an impressive word pic
ure of the great work of Kiwanis
ind congratulated the members for
their public spirit and community
pride. Past Governor Jasper Hicks
if Henderson introduced him, and
?ast Governor Sam D. Bundy of
Farmville read greetings from num
rous notables. lieutenant Governor
Ed Rawls of Greenville presided as
master of ceremonies and John G.
Bragaw welcomed the more than 250,
ffiwanians and their ladies.
The entertaining features of the
meeting were high-lighted* by spe
cial music by the Greenville Kiwanis
Club quartet while Edmund Harding
thrilled the guests with his miraita
Me wit and humor in "Rolling
Kiwanians were present from
Herbert HembyBiiniette iSjSSe pU
Pictuerd above are the two young - .. Bamotte-Bonae Poet
maateil^Qgrge . . legislative officer; Robert P. ^VhelesS,
saiawt- wu. t. s^.
Carl Hieks is Guest
Speaker At American
Legion Supper Meet
Vaktonknrg Legionnaire Ably Dis
cusses Tobacco Production Prob
lem And Urges Retention Of
Control. Program -$yjM
Carl T. Hicks, Walstonburg Leg
ionnaire who is closely allied in many
respects with Fsrmville, was guest
speaker Friday night as the local
post, American Legion, met in the
high school lunch room and enjoyed
a shad supper.
Mr. Hicks, who has been actively
identified with the tobacco control
program in his work with the Farm
Bureau and was one of the prime
factors behind the organization of
Tobacco Associates, Inc., gave an
overall picture Of the situation facing
producers and cautioned against over
production, the loss of foreign mar
kets and pleaded for the support of
the control program.
The post now has a record enroll
ment of 338 members. One of its
goals is the construction of an
American Legion hut. Over a period
of years, the post and the auxiliary
have accumulated several thousand
dollars for this purpose and members
are hoping their dream will become
a reality within the not too distant
Leslie Yelverton id commander of
the Farraville Post, and Charles Ras
berry is adjutant.
. . J.
At The Kiwaitis Club
Sixteen members of the dab at
tended the Washington Kiwanis
Club, which celebrated Ladies and
Charter Night last Monday evening.
Members who stayed at home enjoy
ed ar. excellent program that was
made possible by Carl flicks, pro
gram chairman for the evening. He
introduced B. L. Davis, who is super
intendent of Greene county schools.
Mr. Davis, who has been associated
with Greene county schools for 14
years, talked on "Problems Confront
ing Education Today," The speaker
explained that education has always
been confronted with" problems hut
that those of today are more diffi
cult to solve because of the lack of
Mr. Davis discussed the merit
system insofar as it pertains to the
selection but stated that there were
not enough teachers to use the pro
cess of elimination in weeding out
the less desirable ones.
He expressed a desire to see the
time come when there is a surplus
of teachers in order that the best
may be picked. Mr. Davis explained
that more than half the time of the
average child is spent in school and
this fact alone is sufficient to re
quire the best teaching staff pos
sible, for the child is greatly in
fluenced by the teacher. Due to the
shortage at this time, it has been
necessary to accept applications from '
teachers who do not have an A cer
Mr. Davis paid high tribute to
those who had not taught in a num
ber of years, but came to the aid of
it appeared "tit times
tools might be doomed,
salaries are greatly responsi
ble for the shift of teachers to other
fields of vocation. Mr. Davis, how
His Candidacy Fori
Re-election as Mayor
| No Other Candidates Have Expreai
?? Themselves; Voting For Fire
Commissioners And Mayor WW
Be HeW Twsday, May ?
Elsewhere in this issue of The
? Enterprise, Mayor James W. Joyner
lis officially announcing: his candi
I dacy for re-election, subject to wishes
I of voters in the town election on
I Tuesday, May 6.
I Mr. Joyner becomes the first to
I announce for any of the offices at
I stake in the election which, so far,
I has generated little intiSiE* Jm2
I members of the Board of Commis
I Burners and a Mayor are to be elect
I A member of the board since 1983,
Mr. Joyner, who was serving as
I mayor pro-ton, filled the unexpired I
? term of George W. Davis, who was!
?elected to the General Assembly
? while holding the position of mayor
I of Farmville. Two years ago, Mr.
I Joyner was elected as mayor and is
? now rounding out his first complete
I Intentions of the five now serving
las <S5nmissionera have not been
I publicly expressed. Alex Allen, W.
IE- Woo ten and Manly Idles are com -
Ipleting their first terms on the board
? while C. H. Flanagan and John M.
Istansill have more than one term'
I of service to their credit.
At The Rotary Club
Members of the Fariuville high]
school basketball teams and their
coach, W. C. Harrell, were introduced
by program Chairman John H.
Moore as his guests at the Rotary
club meeting Tuesday evening. Supt
Moore presented Coach Harrell who
Ipaised the team members for the]
fine spirit and wonderful cooperation
they gave during the basketball sea
son. Mr. Moore stated that for four
consecutive years the school had won
county,- championships?the boys
walking off with the trophies in
1944, 1946 and 1947, and the giria in
1946. After mentioning that the
Ihoy* 'team entered the Class B finals
but was defeated by Spring Hope, hej
called on Miss Daphne Yelverton of
the girls' team for a short talk Boys'
Captain Jackie Willis praised Coach
Harrell and bis fellow team members
for their work, and the
Rotarians- for the interest they had
taken in the team.
Betsy Morriss, accompanied
by Miss Betsy Jones, sang two num
bers as did* Sidney Carraway. Other
speakers were Miss Marjorie Kille
brew and Bobby Russell. A group
composed of Misses Joyce Corbett,
Faye Corbett, Ann Moore, Jean Bfck
Itetsy PMorriss and^jSte ^VilE
Sidney Cararway and Edward Allen
sang a song.
I The attends; ??
of the project for two or three
The board her keen
told that the cost per room rail be
la the neighborhood of fro* dx .to
eigfllbocsand dollars, if the con
struction of a new building is under
taken now,.... 4 . . V ??
At least one member has inspected
a building in Enfield which, it was
believed, could be duplicated here at
a much more reasonable figure than
the estimates quoted, but his investi
gation disclosed that the Enfield
structure cost more than was at first
Committeemen ore fully aware of
the need for a new Negro school but
are confronted with such a huge
financial obstacle that they may
be able to make the improvement any
time soon. The county Board of
Education has the final spy-so hi the
matter of permanent improvements.
The annex at the Negro school woe
constructed several years ago with
the assistance of the Works Progress
Administration. The mom building
was constructed partially of lumber
that was salvaged when the white
school was built. ... % I. ? ,
The F&rmville colored school has
undertaken several worth-while pro
jects in months gone by and has
merited the respect of local leaders
who are anxious to help in any way
John B. Lewis is chairman of the
school board. Other members are:
Arch Flanagan, Irvin Morgan, Dr.
John Mewborn and A. C. Monk, Jr.
Strike May Delay
Completion of Town's
New Electric Plant
American Locomotive, Builder* Of
Diesel Motors, Notifies Supt. -
.v V,-.; Of Work
-fv^ o*Aflnav ?"<$
? -If' -V t
Hopes for an early completion and
installation of the new diesel engine
and affiliated equipment which will
add 1600 hone power to Farmville's
electric power plant were given a
set-back late last week when Sfopt
W. A. McAdams received notice that
the factory building the engiiwN&s
strike-bound. " \M?g|?
^American Locomotive, 1 oca tad In
Auburn, N. Y., is the firm which will
probably not beahle to complete the
engine within thb Mxt few *Mlb
as Mr. Mc Adams and other Hsxmville
officials had hoped. No estimate of
the delivery date is available and it
is possible, that the power plant su
perintendent will visit the factory
later this month, if the work stoppage
is lifted, to find out all he can
about the project.
In the meantime, the town will
proceed with plans for completing the
sale of $186,000 in bonds approved
in a special election last summer.
Plans for the plant have already been
approved by electrical companies
which contracted for part of the
This additional equipment, which
will supplement FVnnvill's 2400
iiorse power plant and increase the
present output by two-thirds, will
GREENVILLE ARTS FESTIVAL
The 12th annual community fine
irts festival sponsored by the Green
rille Woman's club and the Commun
ty Art Center started Thursday. Ex
libits are open Friday from 2-9 p.
n.; Saturday, 10 a. m.-9 p. m. in the
Woman's club and 2 p. m.-9 p. m. in
;he gallery; Sunday, 2-9 p. m. in-the
Woman's club. ^ Special talks pad
nusic have been scheduled for aftcr
won and evening, Friday, and tor
Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Iks public is invited to attend all
3 ro grama ana exniDiLS iree.
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