Seniors Are Given
Recipe For 'Getting
Most Out Of Life'
Dr. Hilley Urges Graduates Te Bt
cone Pert Of The Solatia ""Mr
Than A Part Of The Prahlea;
Awards. Diplomas Preaented
Dr. H. S. Hilley, former Rhodes
scholar and president of Atlantic
Christian College for more than 25
years, Tuesday night gave members
of Farmville's graduating ?!??? valu
able, home-spun advice as he urged
them to get the most out of life by
being a part of the solution rather
than a part of the problem.
Dr. Hilley, whose talk featured ex
ercises which marked the close of
one of the most successful yean in
the history of the Farmville school,
was introduced by Arch J. Flanagan,
member of the school board.
Outlining the formula for a suc
cessful life, the Wilson educator re
minded the students that the problem
of living is no longer an individual
one and that they will not be able to
lead a "Robinson Crusoe" existence.
For the next step, he urged them to
become well-rounded, versatile, and
not to neglect any one phase of their
development. He emphasised the ne
cessity of tieing-on to something big
ger than individuals, and to train
their sights oh goals which require
the utmost exertion. Finally, he ad
vised the seniors that good inten
tions must be directly associated with
good techniques if success is to be
Dr. Hilley briefly reviewed the not
too bright conditions existing in the
world today but declared that he re
fused to be pessimistic. He declared
that the crisis affords an
opportunity for the seniors to im
prove the world and explained
the Chinese symbol for crisis consists
of two elements,' one denoting danger
and the other, opportunity.
John B. Lewis, chairman of the
local school board, presented diplo
mas to 32 graduates, expressed his
regret that Superintendent John H.
Moore and his family were moving
from Farmville and lauded them for
the exemplary life they had led here.
He also thanked graduates and pa
trons and faculty members, particu
larly those who served this year at
a sacrifice. He recognized members
of the Farmville board?J. Irvin
Morgan, Jr., Arch Flanagan, Dr. J.
M. Mewbora and A. C. Monk, Jr.?
and the Fountain board, composed of
R. A. Fountain, Sr., chairman, Rode
rick Harris, Alton Moore, Earl Tre
vathan and L. P. Yelverton. Mrs.
Herman Baker, principal of Fountain
school, was recognized and thanked
for her cooperation.
Dr. Paul E. Jones, member of the
Pitt Board of Education, was recog
nized" twice, first by Chairman Lewis
and later by Supt. Moore, who thank
ed him for the fine cooperation and
help he had given during'Mr. Moore's
12 years at the helm of Farmville
On behalf of the school board, Dr.
Mew born presented Mr. Moore with
a gift as'an expression of the mem
bers' appreciation of his work and
Prior to presenting thespecial
awards, Mr. Moore expressed his sin
cere appreciation to the entire com
munity for the cooperation and help
he had received. He cited the Farm
ville and Fountain school boards, and
the work of the Parent-Teacher
Association, headed for the past two
years by George M. Davis, who was
recognized in acknowledgment of his
activity. n*e press, represented by
J. B. Hockaday of The Enterprise
staff, was thanked.
Recipients of special awards and
the donors were: James Thome, most
improvement in sight reading, in
piano; Batsy Allen, most improve
ment in piano; Nancy Lou Moore,
best stage performance; Billy Ni
chols, most improvement in third
grade (donated by the grademothers,
Mrs. Paul Ewell, Mrs. Bill King, Mrs.
Howard Whitman and Mrs. George
Harris); Billy Johnson, most im
provement in mathematics (donated
by J. Y. Monk, Jr., in memory of his
mother) Jean Flora, most improve
ment in ninth grade English (donat
ed by Farmville Literary club);
Daphne Yelverton, most interest in
Spanish (donated by Mrs. J. L Mor
gan in memory of her husband);
Mrs. J. B. Joyneris eleventh grade
was awarded the stendswe prise,
which has been donated for the past
12 years by Mrs. F. M. Davis, Sr.;
Marjorie Killebrew was presented a
cash prize of t
tary club, for 1
gaa, Billie Jo
MR. MAYO RECEIVES ADVERTISING AWARD
Shown left above is R. E. Mayo, president of Florence-Mayo
Noway Company of Maury, accepting from Jack Howard, Raleigh
advertising executive, a copy of the AAAN (Affiliated Advertising
Agencies Network) 1946 Gold Award for the best individual farm
paper advertisement. The winning advertisement appeared in the
July, 1946, issue of "The Progressive Farmer." The advertisement
was prepared by the J. T. Howard Advertising Agency of Raleigh,
which also received the Gold Award for the best series of farm paper
At The Rotary Club
Arch. Flanagan, who was in charge
of the Rotary program, Tuesday
evening, spoke about "Bees and
Boys," pointing out that the former
are hard workers, good fighters and
help themselves as well as others be
sides being friendly and clean. How
well it would.be if people looked to
bees for inspiration to do things, he
Rotarian Flanagan noted that you
can be stung by both bees and boys.
Boys can be useful and smart as bees
if aided along those lines, he added,
suggesting that all boys be given a
chance to do?something for themsel
ves during the summer vacation
period that will help them in train
ing for business as well as financial
ly. He gave a plan whereby this
could be accomplished.
Eli Joyner, Jr., won the attendance
President Johnnie Mewbom an
nounced that the Rotary prize for the
best all-around senior was awarded
to Miss Marjorie Killebrew.
Visitors included J. P. Harris of
Bethel and Rotarian G. M. Britt of
The club welcomed Marvin V.
Jones as a new member.
At The Kfwanis Club
An excellent, very frank talk on
the responsibility of Christian par
ents and the inevitable tragedies
certain to result if this responsibility
is shirked was delivered Monday
nigh at the Kiwanis dull by Mrs. A.
C. Turnage. Mrs. Turnage, whose
talk was deeply appreciated by every
one present, was the guest of Zeb
Whitehurst. She spoke only a few
nunutes, cutting her talk short so the
meeting would not conflict with com
Vice-president Louis Williams pre
sided ha the absence of Alex Allen,
whose illness prevented him from at
tending. Dr. H. S. Hilley and Arch
Flanagan were guests, of Sam Bundy.
Hubert Joyner, who served with
Frank Williams as ' chairman of the
pound-a-person drive for discarded
clothing vtiiich will be sent overseas,
made a brief report and will appoint
a committee to assist in packing and
shipping the material.
Thomas and Henry Rivers, Green
ville engineers who have had charge
of the street improvement program,
have been authorized by the Board of
Commissioners to prepare an assess
ment roll showing the amounts for
which each property owner will be
liable, based on the costs of improv
ing the specified street.
Owners of property abutting the
street will each be liable for one
third of the costs, with the town pay
ing the balance. Intersections will be
paved by the town. *
TROOP 25 PREPARES FOR
Last Friday saw the Farmville
Boy Scout Troop "26" make its sec
ond over-night outing in preparation
for the Scout Camporee to be held
in Kinston, May 23-26.
The boy; assembled at the high
school gymnasium at 3:30 Friday
afternoon and transportation to the
camp site on the Blount farm in Wil
low Green township was provided.
On arriving, the four patrols were
immediately put to the task of clear
ing an opening 4n the fairly dense
under-brush. By 6 o'clock a fine
camp area had been prepared and
tents pitched. All hands then turned
to for the evening meal.
Each patrol had its owtn camp fire
and the cooking was carried on in
an organized manner in the sdme
fashion as is expected at the Cam
poree. Good camping practices were
stressed and all the boys were advised
as to the necessity of cleanliness in
After songs around the camp fire
everyone rolled up hi their blankets
and heard no more 'til morning. Next
morning the regular camp routine of
breakfast and cleanup was observed,
after which some of the fellows who
had to be in town early departed. For
those who remtained, a program pf
instruction was followed and all re
turned about noon.
GIRLS'- STATE DELEGATES
Misses Faye Corbett and Lola Grey
Kemp have been chosen by the Farm
ville unit of the American Legion
Auxiliary to attend Girls' State at
W. C. U. N. C., Greensboro, June 8
13. Thpy will receive training aqd
instruction in governmental affairs.
Superintendent Moore and 1947 Graduates
Began And Ended School Careers Together
Superintendent John H. Moon and
the 1M7 senior class are ending their
careen at Fartnyille high school to
gether, jost as they began 12 years,
All of them will move on to more
responsible jobs. Effective July 1,
Mr. Moore becomes superintendent of
HHHHHr apd win
make his horns in Elisabeth City.
Some of the seniors will resume their
studies in SeDtember in higher halls
of learning; others will find a "
such a distinction. Proudly acclaim
ing this fact is a /ramed certificate
gracing the walls of the soperin
?.I l-Hl LJ
The Parent-T< ?acher Association
has a paid membership of 60S, the
largest association of any single
Poppy Sales Honor
living And Dead
"Honor the dead and aid the wan
living victims," win be the theme" oi
the annual Poppy day observance ii
Farmville and community tomorrow
Saturday. Every person will be giver
a chance by American Legion auxil
iary members and other vo' ir.teei
workers to make a contribution thai
will aid disabled veterans, their fami
lies and the famiiles of the dead.
Preparations are being completed
by auxiliary women headed by Mrs
Paul E. Jones, poppy chairman.
"Although the second World War
is slipping rapidly into the past, we
believe that the memory of the young
men who gave their lives in that con
flict is still fresh in the minds and
hearts of all of us," stated Mrs.
Jones. The dead of the first World
War have been gone for 29 years, yet
we remember their service and sacri
fice. Tie poppies which we will
wear tomorrow will show we have
not forgotten and are grateful for
their defense of our country." - .
Writing that it is to late to go
back and mend our mistakes?especi
ally the one. of forgetting the instru
ments of war and its ever disabled
victims after peace came, Miss Rosa
lie Patterson says in an article, "One
Life," that "with a little red poppy
worn over our hearts this Poppy day
we can remember and do our part by
saying: 'God bless you and keep you'
to those who have come back from
two wars to wheel-chairs, crutches,
or eternal darkness. They are the
artists and laborers who manufacture
the scarlet flowers. The work of
making these poppies every winter
is the only gainful activity many
veterans in our government hospitals
have during the entire year. The
materials are furnished to them at
no cost by the American Legion
auxiliary, and they are paid by the
auxiliaiy for every single poppy
completed. However, they can make
only so many poppies as are order
ed, and when they have filled their
quotas they must slip back into the
ways of idleness." .
The poppies to be distributed here
were made at Fayetteville by dis
In 1946, the auxiliary realized
$132.10 from the sale of 1,000 pop
Local Men Speak At
Arthur School Closing
Sam Bandy and Bct. Cox Appear On
Commencement Program With
Rer. Hough, Tarboro Pastor
Thrde seniors?Lilly Daniels, Wad
dell Heath and Hariana Holloway?
were awarded diplomas Tuesday
morning at closing exercises of the
Sam D. Bundy, secretary pf the
Farmville Chamber of Commerce,
was principal speaker at class day
and eighth grade exercises on Friday
Rev. Z. B. T. Cox, pastor of the
Farmville Christian Church, deliver
ed the baccalaureate sermon Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. He was in
troduced by Rev. L. B. Bennett
The commencement address was
delivered - Tuesday morning by Rev.
R. S. Hough, pastor of, Howard
Memorial Church, Tarboro. He was
introduced by Rev. E. S. Coates,
pastor of Farmville Presbyterian
J. E. Cashwell is principal of the
Marshals for the commencement
programs are Betty Joyner, Mar
garet Daniels, Elizabeth Crawford,
Roland Young and Oscar Hodges.
Plays Given Tonight
The Brownies will present an
operetta, "In The Princess Garden,"
tonight at 7:30 in the high school
auditorium. Girl Scout Troop 2 will
also present a short play, "Cleopatra
the Second" with the following tak
ing part: Barbara Greene (Mrs.
Catherine Pemberly), Louise Lovett
(Miss Martha Staley), Vivian Mor
gan (Miss Lucy Staley), Videau Joy
ner (Mary), Shirley Newton (Edna),
Carolyn Roebuck (Miss' Newman),
Grace Miller and Jean Moore (The
Lockbard Sisters), Dotdee Jones
(Miss Wentling), Jessie Mac Carra
way (Mrs. Johnson). Doris Wilker
son (Patsy), Jean Cayton (Buddy).
"Wholesale Jealousy." another
play, has the following members of
Troop 1 in its cast: Rae Hathaway
[Mrs. Atkins), Connie Rollins (Mrs.
Dora Mae Barrett (J
la vfaw of the
Adamsof the town's
power system has been promised that
his new equipment will be shipped
August 2 from American Locomotive
Upon receipt of approved plans,
Mr. McAdamf can proceed with the
work of getting ready to receive the
VFW, Will Have 101
The Burnette-Rouse post, Veterans
of Foreign Wars, will soon be issued
s charter with the names of the fol
lowing 101 veterans inscribed there
Paul L. Alexakis, George M. Allen,
Howard M. Alien, Horace R. Allen,
Paul J. Allen, Roy L. Allen, Wade
H. Allen, Glenn W. Ansley, Willie T.
Baker, Wallace D. Barrett, Joseph
Batchelor, Charles F. Baucom, Bean
ley C. Bell, Wilbur B. Braxton, J. C.
Bryant, David P. Bundy, Joab P.
Burnette, Paul R. Burnette, Joe H.
Bynum, Joe H. Bynum, Jr., Archie
G. Cayton, Zesley B. T. Cox, Robert
N. Darden, Clarence S. Davis, Geo.
L. Dixon, Ivy V. Dixon, Jasper E.
Dudley, John T. Eason,-Isaac J. Ed
wards, Ervin M. Evans, George Farr,
William N. Fulford;
Dewey W. Fuquay, Richard P. Gas
kins, Hassell Gibson, James R. Go
wans, Warren H. Gurganus, Jennis
P. Harper, John R. Harris, Marvin
G. Hinson, William R. Hobgood, J.
B. Hockaday, Louis T. Holloman, M.
G. Holloman, Seth C. .Holloman,
Marvin V. Horton, Harold B. Humph
rey, Robert D. Jefferson, Edward L.
Johnson, Charles A. Joyner, Jesse J.
Joyner, Joseph D. Joyner, John A.
Joyner, Thomas E. Joyner, Jr., Thur
man E. Joyner, Willie G. Joyner,
Kelly L. Kee, Hardy J. Killebrew,
Roland O. Lang, Jr., Acy C. Letch
worth, William T. Little, Jr., William
D. Lovic, James M. McDonald, C. B.
Mashbum, Jr., Curtis R. Massey, H.
D. May, Harold W. Melton, Hyman
E. Mills, Alfred H. Moore, Herman
A. Morris; Edwin R. Mosley, Loys L.
Murphrey, Willie M. Murphrey, Ed
win C. Newton, Glenn A. Newton,
Redmond R. Newton, Jr., Edward
Nlchola, Habib A. Nichola, GeOrge W.
Nichols, Rufus D. Owens, John H.
Pay lor,. Jr., Robert F. Paylor, Leon
ard S. Peele, Thomas E. Perdew, E.
L. Quinn, Ellis Rabil, George Rabfl,
Robert L. Rollins, Wayland RT Sad
ler, William T. Smith, Wiley B.
Strickland, Robert ~C. Teel, Robert
D. Tugwell, Claude C. Tyron, William
I. Tyson, Franklin G. Vaughn, John
T. Walston, Rom L. Webber, Robert
P. Wheless, Joseph C. Williford, Wil
lie L. Wooten.
. Mm. J. M. Hobgood, Miss Annie
Perkins and Mrs. R. W. Rader left
Wednesday to attend the annual
meeting of the State Federation of
Women's Clubs convening a t
Wrightsviile Beach. Mrs. Hobgood
is chairman of the Sallie Southall
Cotton Loan Fund and Miss Perkins
is a member of the Loan Fund com
General of the Armlet
General Eisenhower baa accepted
n invitation to be a featured speak
r at Farm and Home Week, to be
eld on the State college campus,
iugust 25-29. The distinguished
eneral will speak in Riddick sta
ium, the evening of August 28.
Employment Office la
Here Twice Weekly
John Pope, representative of the
reenville Employment office, will
j in Farmville twice weekly, on
ionday and Friday afternoons from
until 2 o'clock, to assist with the
lacement of unemployed persons. His
eadquarters will be in the Mayor's
fflce in the Town Hall.
Employers are urged to get in
>uch with Mr. Pope if they need any
lass of workers.
Several applicants are registered
>r domestic work. Some veterans
rom the FaAiville area are also
Every effort is being made by the
reenville office to bring together
lose desiring work and those need
. D. Kirklin Will
Take Over REA Job
ixeeutives Approve Appointment Of
Warsaw Man To Fill Vacancy
Created By Bedgnation Of
David T, Harris ....
The Board of Commissioner solved
portion -of their employment prob
m last Thursday as they approved
te appointment of 1. D. Kirklin of
fa-saw as superintendent of the
EA, succeeding David T. Harris,
ho leaves the town's employ June 1.
Mr. Kirklin, who has been erecting
ower lines in various southeastern
)unties while employed by private
>ntractors, comes to the board high
r recommended. He served for
ght years in the Army, completing
iS service in 1936. He is originally
rom Nashville, Tennessee, but has
sen making his home in North Car
ina for several yean,
flis -wife and one child will join
im here as soon as living quarters
?ve been obtained.
Mrs. Charles M. Griffin and son of
Tlson are visiting Mn. Griffin's
?other, Mn. F. M. Davis, Sr.
FOUNTAIN SCHOOL CLOSES ONE OF MOST
SUCCESSFUL YEARS IN ITS HISTORY
Under the guidance of a very cap
able faculty and with Mrs. Herman
Baker as principal, the Fountain
Elementary school had a most suc
cessful year. The achievements and
success are due to the untiring ef
fort and the manifestation of co
operation the community has shown
during the year. The cooperation
given has been that of a superb na
ture; it was the kind one reads abont
but seldom sees displayed.
The Parent-Teacher Association
has been very active under the lead
ership of Mrs. C. B. Phillips as presi
dent; Mrs. C. B. Joyner, vice presi
dent; Mrs. Hardy Johnson, secre
tary; Mrs. Adrian Gardner, treasur
er. We had eight meetings with an
average attendance of 200 parents.
Our programs consisted of ones con
cerning health, safety and similar
topics. * We had a Brunswick stew
supper and a barbecue supper.
Hie lunchroom has been *. great
asset. We averaged feeding 160
pupils per day ,for the year. We have
on roll 230 with 26 of them going
home to lunch. Remodeling of the
Agriculture building into a more
modern lunchroom is in prgresa.
Mrs. Robert Fountain, Jr., made
it possible for the children to have
public school music. The Grammar
Grades Glee club and the Primary
Glee club sang' at the Pitt County
Mnsic Festival in April at Ayden.
Our library is one of which we are
proud. | We bought 6260 worth ol
A new ?eiie-iioveir projector, sup
plementary books, basketball suits,
dictionaries, swings, balls, bats and
other new equipment have
Friday night, May 16, the com
mencement program was presented to
a full house. "Grades on Parade'
was the title. Those participating
and their parts were: first
Big Bass Drum, boys?Shoemaker
Song, girls?Lullaby Song;
Shortenln' Bread, All God's Chilhm
Got Shoes fourth?Big-a-jig-jig;
fifth?Some Sunday Morning, The
Milk Maid; sixth and seventh?Meet
Me in St. Louis, Daisy, Happy Song.
After the program, Mrs. Fountain
was presented gifts from the P.-T. A.
and the grades for her work. The
seventh grade remembered Mrs. Bak
er with a gift.
D. H. Conley, county superintend
ent, presented prizes for the
improvement in reading and writing
to a pupil from each grade,
attendance prizes were also
A gala occasionTwss the
and community picnic held on
school ground, Friday, May 16, at
noon, when approximately 600
were served. Fried
Wheless, J C. Piite.
Petteway, W. H "pisher, Bill Garner,
J. B. Hockaday, Jack Freedman,
Bernice Turnage, Lewis Williams.
* ?uisportation and communication
?J. B. Lewis, Coy Monk, Jr., A. J.
Melton, R. 0. Lang, Jr.
Civic Affairs?Dr. John Mewborn,
Robert Rouse, Nassif Cannon, LeRoy
Rollins, T. E. Joyner, Jr.
Advertising serried?Paul EwaD,
J. Y. Monk, Jr., John Fountain, L. R.
Bell, Walter Jones, C. Hubert Joyner, .J5
L. E. Waiston, Lewis Allan;; t
Industrial?Irvin Morgan, -Jr.,
Robert Monk, John Pollard, W. R.
Willis, R. 1. WainwWght.
Solicitation (to pasa on solicita
In each instance, the member list
ed first will serve as chairman.
Duties of the various committees
have ben outlined as fr'Jewa:
with recognised agricultural agendeW^^^^j
in the promotion of diversified
Farming and in establishment of
needed markets and processing plants
For agricultural commodities and to
participate in other proper activities
which will help maintain farm income
it a profitable level. .
Civic affairs?(1) Cooperate with
Farmville public school system in
round programs that "Farmville may
maintain a good educational plant
and educational system; (2) Coope
rate with the town in fire prevention
and protective measures; (S- Work
For a cleaner town and encourage
modernisation of the business dis
trict; (4) Cooperate with the town
to better parking facilities; (6) En
tourage construction < yt public drink
ing fountains and public toilets; (6)
Work to encourage expansion of
hotel facilities; (7) Cooperate in all
worthwhile movements for the bet
terment of the town and community.
Commerce and ;tiade ? (1) Study
and initiate projects that will expand
retail trade area; (2) Work to in
case volume of business and trad
ng area (8) Promote special en
For trade promotion and Jo init
and promote seme annual event.
Industrial?(1) Render all aei
possible to existing industries that
will benefit them in their operation
and assist in expansion programs
which they may initiate; (2) Make a
study of the resources, of this area *'41
to determine the type of industries
to which it is adapted and to en
courage the establishment of rural
industries here by, first, local citi
cens, and second, non-r
medium of bulletins 1 .
hers informed as to the activities
the Chamber of Commerce and
provide them with statistics and <
sr information of benefit; (2) Carey
mt a program that will maintain the
interest of the membership and pro
ride the necessary
money needed for tt
ration of the organization.
-(1) W?k to keep
ierviees improved to
he needs of the town; (S
effort for equitable
(8) Work for compi
programs that will
(4) Explore the pc
ng field here for ?
Work to keep all present
mail, and exj;
LeglalaMoa ind naHn?>I affairs?
Study and analyze the effect of ac
tional, state and local legislation on
this section, and take such action as
.vill be to the interest of the citixen
Oup as a whole. y.:*
Advertising service?(1) Gsrry out
in advertising program that-will pro
mote good-will for Farmville;