the fact that
this year already hare
year's Innate for the aa
more than 80 per east
Losses no far tide year totalled
$121,939,000. Looses for the 12
months ended February 28
$581,347,000, the greatest this coun
try has ev?r known. This
by nearly $80,000,000 the highest an
nual fire waste the natioi has
experienced. , - :.Jra9
No fire disaster has taken a large
toll of lives in 1947 to compere with
the tragedies of the Winecoff and
La Salle hotel fires last year. Yet
the death toll is mounting steadily
because of the thousands of smaller
fires occurring thoughout the coun
The fire prevention conference,
which President Truman has called
in Washington on May 6, 7 and 8
will be the first organised national
effort ever made to combat the fire
menace that delays recovery after
every war. State and municipal au
thorities will join with fire preven
tion experts, scientists and others in
studying ways to reduce the .death
toll and keep property damage at a
minimum. Fire experts say that, if
follow the same trend as they
(tioa, Fire-Fighting Services, Lews
and Law Enforcement, Organized
Public Support and Research. These
committees' reports will form the
basis for the conference work.
Major General Philip B. Fleming,
Federal Works Administrator and
Administrator of the Office of Tem
porary Controls, who has been ap
pointed General Chairman of the
Fire Prevention Conference, is di
recting the assembly of data which
the conference will act r
Woman (to rabbit sitting in
frigerator): "What are you doing in
thereT" .-Safe? ?-**<& ?
Rabbit: "It's a Weetinghouse, isn't
it? Well, I'm westing."
Veterans who hold-the 5,784,000
curance policies in force with Vet
erans Administration have converted
more than 700,000 of them to per
soft in surplus has been added. This
is a sealed bid sale of 11 bits of
feather filled and cotton filled pil
lows, with acquisition cost of $29,008.
This WAA offering, made in the
region's project OFF-8512, states the
pillows may be inspected by priority
claimants and other buyers through
May 14, by contacting the Surplus
Property Offices respectively at
AAF, 1307 (SPO) (DET), Greej
boro, and ?ldg. T-B876, Gamp But
ner. Bids with 10 per cent deposit
must be sent to the WAA Customer
Service Center, Bldg. T-ORD, Greens
boro. Bids will be opened publicly
at the Greensboro Center, May IS, at
1 p. m.
A $729,786 fixed price sale of an
tomotive vehicles, "naed-repairs re
quired," which ends for priority hold
ers of CPA and Rousing Expediter
Certificates, May 8, will be open for
certified World War II veterans,
May 12 and 18, and other priority
buyers, May 14-18. On May 19-20,
orders will be accepted from auto
motive dealers, franch! sed bus opera
tors, trailer and coach dealers, and
exporters. The offering is fully de
scribed in WAA Program AUTO
4009, obtainable from Charlotte Re
gion's Customer Service Centers. It
includes about 400 need motor cars,
trucks, trailers, buses, etc.
Two other fixed price sales now in
process feature industrial materials
end miscellaneous industrial tools
and equipment The first of these is
now open to all types of purchasers,
while the second ends for priority
groups, May 20, after which it too, is
open to all buyers.
A sale of surplus surgical, dental
Instruments and lab equipment and
supplies closes for priority buyers
May 20. An automobile parts and
equipment sale closes for priority
buyers May 1$ and then opens to li
censed auto dealers. The other sales
are termed "continuous." Further
information may be obtained from
the WAA Customer Service Centers
in North Carolina?Charlotte, Wil
mington and Greensboro.
WILL. IX BEAMAN
Will D. Beaman, 61 ,? died at his
home near Farmvi He late Monday
afternoon. Funeral services were
held from the home Wednesday after
noon at S o'clock, conducted by Rev.
L. B. Manning, pastor of the Friend
ship Free Will Baptist Church, , of
which deceased was a member. Sur
viving are his widow, the former
Mollie Letchworth; two sons, Cla
rence A. of the home, and Robert D.
of Greenville; four daughters, Mrs.
Hugh Ws^nwright of Farmville, Mrs.
Paul Goff of Stantonsburg, Mrs.
Claude Edwards of Vfczmville, and
Elraa of the home; two brothers,
Robert of Trenton and Allen of New
port News, Va. V '
Visitor: "What was your mother's
name before she married?"
Little Boy: "I think it was Statler.
That's the name on all our towels."
NOTE OF THANKS
To My Friends and Supporters:
I wish to express my appreciation and
thanks for your support and votes during
the recent Town of Farmville election, and
I pledge to all of the people of Farmville my
best and sincere efforts for a progressive and
fair administration of the Town of Farmville
WE WILL CLOSE AT 12 NOON WEDNESDAY, MAY 14,
AND EACH ALTERNATE WEDNESDAY THROUGH
THE SUMMER MONTHS. WE WILL BE OPEN TO
SERVE YOU EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY.
WHELESS DRUG CO.
FARMVILLE, N. C.
HOURS foOR EYE EXAMINATION
8:80 to 4:80 Until Noon
DR. KENNETH L. QUIGGINS
W ? mM W. 4th Street,'Greenville, N. a
Upstain . ; Phone S7T9
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
your investment, your time and labor,
with Farm Bureau's hail
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IS THE LAST DAY Your lastchance at the parade
of bargains given at K. Cannon's Closing Out Sale. We
wish we could stay longer but "all good things oome to
an end." The thousands who hare been here during the
past month know what savings the sale has meant for
than. Come over tomorrow and youll agree with them.
LAST DAY SPECIALS!
Tfcc Boors Clro For Good Satarity, May II, SW
1 White or Pink
Reg. $3.00 value
100 per cent WOOL ~
Reg. $5.00 to $6.00 values _
MET* SPORT SHIRTS
Reg. $6.95 value
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Tho Ford throo-window, six-cylbidor business coupo is
Tho prtco has been^roduced Iwtniy dollafs bolow tho prico
fail when production on this-mo^ol was temporarily
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