VOLUME THIRTY-EIGHT FABMVILLE, PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1*47
ASSESSMENT ASMS Of WINNING
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT M WASHINGTON
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Funds Will Be Used
By Tobacco Associates
To Bolster Exports
Every flue-cured tobacco grower in
thi? section whether landlord, tenant
or share-cropper?has been urged to
vote in Saturday's referendum.
Famville growers may cast their
ballots at Carl Tyson's office on
East Wilson street. - c i. ? J
Depending on foreign markets for
40 cents out of every dollar they
eam from their leaf crop, North
Carolina flue-cured tobacco growers
will go to the polls tomorrow
(Saturday, July 12) to decide wheth
er or not to assess themselves ^10
cents an acre for the nest three
years to promote export sales.
The assessment referendum was
authorised by the 1M7 General As
sembly, and farm leaden throughout
the State are urging growers to
make it their business to vote in this
significantly important election.
At least a two-thirds majority of
those voting must favor the assess
ment before the money can be col
lected annually for the yearn 194".
1948, and 1949. It is estimated Oat
the cost to the average farmer will
be only 45 cents a year.
The money will be administered by
Tobacco Associates, Inc., a non-profit
organization made up of farmers and
allied interests. Funds collected will
be used to maintain, promote, and]
develop foreign markets for flue-j
Unless the export market can be
held, North Carolina growers will
produce far more tobacco than can
be used in the United States. The re
sulting surplus would drive prices
down, resulting m a serious disrup
tion of the agricultural economy of
uie onie. I
"North Carolina growers have
much at stake is the coming refer
endum," Dr. I. 0. Schaub, director of
the N. C. State College Agricultural
Extension Service, said. "We pro
duce annually more than two-thirds
of the entire flue-cured crop. Of the
$456,000,000 our leaf growers receiv
ed, last year, $182,000,000 came from
A large vote in the flue-atred to
bacco referendum Saturday, Jhly 12,
'"will show all tobaeeo interests that
we really mean business in working
out better living conditions for the
farmers and their families," says J.
H. Vaughn, Route S, Elm CSty, chair
man of the board of directors of To
bacco Associates, a non-profit organi
zation formed to protect and expend
exports of "The Golden Leaf-" -
The referendum will give all flue
cured growers in North and South
Carolina a chance to veto on the
question of assessing themselves ID
cents per acre to maintain and en
large acreage. Last year American
flpe-cured tobacco bought by foreign
countries meant a return of $900 par
acre, or a total of about $1',000, to
the. average farmer.
"We have no doubt as to the out
come of the referendum," Vaughn
sap*. "We only hope every flue
outed producer who possibly can-will
get out and vote."
Vaughn is s widely-known Mesh
county official and spends all the
time he can spare from his 160-acre
farm on the Tobacco Associates pro
? ?abrvicaa for Jo* Whitfield,
known farmer of Farmville
at Kin home about 10 p. m
Tuesday night, July 1, after being fa
held hvta the Seren Springe Metho
diat Church Thunder at 4 p. m. Tlw
? Kev. R. N. FKU, aeetsta* hf
Tomorrow Is The IMPORTANT Day
J. H. Vaughn of Elm City, route 8, points to the day when
flue-cdred tobacco growers will decide whether they are willing to
asseBs themselves 10 cents an acre to promote export markets.
A big; vote will convince national authorities that the growers are
in earnest about meeting and solving the crisis.
Classes Begin Aug. 27
John Lewis Johnson Of Raleigh,
Brother Of BCTC Coach. Will
Teach Social Science And Direct
Members of the Farmville school
hung out the "no vacancy" sign sev
eral days agtrms they completed the
list of appointments to the local fa
culty by naming John Lewis Johnson
of Raleigh to the position of athletic
director and instructor of nwciyi
sciences, and elected Miss Margaret
I^wis of Betvoir as a member of the
primary school faculty.
Miss Lewis was appointed to fill
the vacancy created by the resigna
tion of Mrs. Berkley Rutledge of Ay
den, whose resignation was tendered
a few weeks ago. . A graduate of
E. C. T. C. in the class of 1947,
Lewis this summer is directijig a re
creation program for primary-age
children at the Free Will Baptist Or
phanage at Middlesex.
Mr. Johnson, whose brother, James
Johnson, is coach at K.C. T. C., also
attended the Greenville institution
and graduated in .1946. Last year he
taught at Central high schoolin
Cumberland county and this summer
is taking work on his master's degree f
in Greenville. Next summer, he willl
direct the town's recreation program,I
funds for which were recently voted!
by the Board of Commissioners as a I
supplement for the coach's salary. I
Sam D. Bvndy, superintendent ofl
the school, hopes that Mr. Johnson's!
stpdies at E. C. T. C. will be com-1
Pleted in time for him to .report herel
one week .before the regular school f
term begins August 27.
E. P. Bass has already assumed his|
unties as instructor of vocational i
riculture. Mr. Baas.is a native
Wayne county, attended Roeewoodl
high school and was graduated froml
StSte college in 1980. He taught fori
three yean at Floyd's high school
South Carolina and then put in
yean at Fair Blftff, in this
For the past two fears he
?erving as conservationist in
teret county with the soil conserve
tion service. His wife is the
Mas Haliie Covington of B_?
They have two. sens, Eddie, 10, ,
Bobbie, 2. Local school officials
?eeking to secure permission for
family to move into the
Bell Arthur until
For Rotary Club By
James l. &umic, who last week
took over as president of the Farnf
ville Rotary club, has announced the
following committee appointments:
(the first-named on each commitee
is the chairman) ; r,
__ dub Service?T. E. Joyner, Jr., P.
E. Janes, A. J. Flanagan, J. B. Lewis,
E. N. Warren.
Vocational Service?P. K. Ewell, C.
E. Fitzgerald, W. C. Wootesn, Geo.
Creekmur, T. E. Joyner, Sr.
Community Service ? George W.
Davis, C. H. Flanagan, M. V. Jones,
M. L. Eason.
International Service ? Manly
Liles, W. J. Moye, CfM. Paylor, T.
Classification*?P. E. Jones, C. J.
Rasberry, R. D. Rouse. ^ '
Youth Service?J. M. Mewborn, W.
M. Willis, G. W. Diavis, P. K. Ewell.
Public Information?C. L. Lang
ley, L? E. Walston, G. A. Rouse.
Fellowship and Attendance?A. - J.
Flanagan, W. H. Fisher, R. N. Free
Student Loan?W. B. Jones, R. L.
Rollins, John StansilL
Sergeant at arms?Joe Joyner, C.
L. Eason, Dewey Fuquay.
Program?E. it. Warren, M. W.
Rollins, F. G. Dupree. v
Induction?J I. .Morgan, Jr., W^gp
McAdams, R. A. Joyner.
Flood?W. J. Rasberry, F. A. Wil
liams, p.G-Spbll. , .
Mr. and Mm. Roy Bowling honor
ed members of their families at' a
reunion dinner held at their home
Sunday. Barbecue, sla^r, ham,
chicken salad, potato salad, pickles,
bread, cake aqd tea were served pic
nic style outdoors.
Those attending included Mrs. J/E.
Ross and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ross
and children, Durham; Miss Iillie
Bowling and Tom- WHlis Bowling,
Wilson; Mr. and Mrs. Alton Woot
ena, Stantonsburg; Mr. and Mrs. T.
W. Bowling, Elm City; Mrs. Ben
Pitt and son, Billy, Anetops; Mr. and
Mrs. Vernon Baker and children,
Mar Ben Bundy and Earl EHis,
Fountain; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy New
ton and daughter, Ann, &oldsborv;
Mrs. Raymond Emory an?*bhildren,
Phoenixville, Pa.; Mr. and Mis. Mack
Bowling,' Charleston, S. C.; Mr. and
? 'Mrs. B. O. Taylor, Mrs. W. A. "Hob
ood, Mr. and Mrs George Robert
>'Mucks and children. Craig Harris
1 and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy BowKng and
mm, Roy Thomas, Farmvilie.
. CHRISTIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL
,, WILL HAVE PICNIC .TODAY
Pitt County Board of
^ Monday voted tit J
?lection for citizens of the county to
decide the fate of a proposal to fe
rae 1861,000 in bond* for the con
struction of a $900,000 hospital. The
remainder -of the funds will be fur
nished J?y State and Federal agencies
under recent appropriation bills. No
date hasbeen eet for the efecttem ?*1
An effort will be made, if the
bond election id passed, to haws the
hospital located in or near Fammile.
Activities Of Local
Bap t is t
Mrs. LeRoy Rollins and Kn. John
B. Joyner spoke about the Chjtaeae at
the Woman's Missionary society
which mpt Monday afternoon in- the.
church assembly room. In giving an
account of her trip to San Francis
co's Chinatown, Mrs.. Rollins describ
ed the Jon house in which is located
a Chinese temple where the life his
tory o^ Confucius is portrayed. There
is evidence that superstitution pre
vails in the temple. One of the Chin
ese oddities, which the speaker view
ed is the telephone exchange where'
the listings are by name only; no
numbers are uaed. "f -
. The devotional taken from Psalm
96 was given by Mrs. Gordon Lee;
Mm. E. W. Holmes led tfee opening
prayer. "Hark the Voice of Jesus
Calling," the theme hymn, was sung.
The president, Mrs. J. R. Shearin,-ex
tended a cordial welcome to a new
member, Mrs. Walter Jones.
After the business session a social
hour-was held with Mrs. Dameron
Fields, Miss Mamie Davis and Mrs.
C. L. Beaman as hostesses. A 'fruit
.drink, cookies, crax and ritz were
A round table dicussion about the
Kkdgecrest conference was led by the
members who attended at the Y. W.
A. meeting, Monday evening. Mrs.
Herbert Moore was- the devotional
Mrs. Marvin _ Speight, hostess,
served a frozen fcait salad ami
crackers to 12 members' and a guest,
Mrs, Beasley Bailey. ~ "
Using Psalm 19, Mrs. Floyd Rouse
gave the devotional at the Annie Per
kins circle held in the Baptist church
Tuesday evening. Mrs. Robert Joy
ner presided- in the absence of the
chairman, Miss Ajwie Perkins.
Mrs. R. LeRoy Rollins, who was
presented by ths program leader,
Mrs. Joseph Bctchelsr, talked about
Chinatown in Ran Francisco.
A sweet course was sewed by the
hostesses, Mrs. J H. Moore and
Mrs. R. I* Manning, in the social
"Come Thou AlndghJy King" was
used as the opening Hymn at the
Woman's Council which waa presided
over by Mrs. Ted Albritton who an
nounced that the local council made
the hohor rpll for the past year and
who explained the chart showing the
source of the missionary dollar and
how it Is divided.
The' program was made up of the
reading of a letter from Lois Anna
Eli by Mrs. Jack Smith, and a talk
on evangelism in Bible times by Mrs.
Lee Corbett and another talk about
unevangelized areas by Mrs. L. E.
"Wells of Living Water" was the
devotional theme presented by Mrs.
L. E. Turnage and Mrs. Flave Dard
The Episcopal auxiliary held its
July meeting with Mrs. R. S Scott
Monday afternoon. Miss Helen Smith,
president, read a scriptural reference
dealing with lepers, which is the
summer study for the grotlp. Mrs.
G. Alex Bouse reported that a box of
clothing had been shipped overseas
rid she, lira. John D Dixon hnd
lira. R. C. Copenhaver westf appoint
ed to pack mother box.
Miss Smith, read a note from Mrs,
C.'S. Hetchkias, and gave a report
on the adult conference at 'Gamp
Leach Milch she recently attended.
The program chairman, Mrs Jack
Lewis, presented Mrs. W. Jesse
Moye, who reviewed the^lpok, "Who
Walk Alone" by Perry Bugen,
'M Register ot
ty, will relinquish
office July IK
take over the Jab
pervisor and collector.
Frlendi of My.- Jdywr throughout
the county are pleaeo* that the Board
>f Commissioners singled him out
Mr the appointment They
fident that he will fill the position
with credit to himself and the coun
A veteran of four years' service in
the Marine Corps,
?d the Tfeivenrity of North Carolina
and went an active doty June 21,
He wan..wieeesd in "
ber, 1246, ami appointed Register of
Deeds one year later,
k Succeeding Mr. Joyner ae
of Deeds will be Charles P. GnsUns
of Greenville, sell of the lata Claude
GaskinS, who served for several
years in the office to- which his son
has been annotated.
L The foiling excerpt was taken
from the minntea of the board's
?%egi*faitiflM baring, been held
with Mr. JL D. Joyner, in which
tion having been.made of the fine
work done by Ha
ter of Deeds, and hi which the Board
felt the need of the type eervicea ta
the Tax Department of Pitt County
such as Mr. Joyner has rendered ss
Register of Deado, Mr. Joyner was
offend the position as Tex Super
visor and Collector of Pitt-County,
and after due consideration decided
to accept the reme and "offered his
resignation an Register of Deads sf
fetive July 16, 1*47, so that he might
enter into his new duties. The Board
specifically commended theft
done by Mr. Joyner and feele warp]
fortunate in securing hie services in
"Motion was therefore made by G.
H. PSttman, and secowdsd by J. Vance
Perkins, that J. D. Joyner be ap*
printed Tax Supervisor and Collector
of Pitt County. The motion
f: ; . '11 i i
At The Kiwanis Club
. 1' i
Rev. C. W. Riggs, pastor of the
Goldsboro Christian Church, called
on the people of America to think
"before it is too late" as 1m toM the
Flrmville Kiwanis club Monday
night that this is an age of optimism,
opportunity and oppression. The
guest of Ted: Albrit&on, Rev. Riggs
declared that .the conditions of Ger
many, Japan and Spain is a~ result
of sot thinking on the part of the
people. He pcefaoed his address with
the statement duct he had a deep re
spect for the spirit of such civic ch*a
as Kiwahis, evidenced by the fact
that he had a perfect attendance re
cord for 15 years in Rotary. The
pastor's talk showed that he was well
versed, had traveled widely and wad
deeply concerned ever conditieM
which face America today..
Two visiting Kiwaniens were pres
ent: Dr. John Barrett of Greenville
and Roland Modlin of - Washington.
Ernest Petteway had as his guest a
brother-in-law, Ralph Stone of San
Bernardino, Calif. BUI Candler of
the Fannville Auto Saba Co., Inc.,
was the guest of Larry Taylor, and
E. P. Bmp, new agriculture teacher,
was. the guest of Sam Bandy.
LeRoy Rollins, program 1
siribed some of the cities be visited
on his wpy to and from the Rotary
International convention in Loe An
geles and gave a brief report on Mm
convention at the Rotary club meet
RolfirriAM ' fM was |j)n
Baltimore, no., wm wb
of Marrin Jones and Dr. Paul
A request that Tarmville sehool
district be allowed to hold a specikl
election this fill on the issuance of
HtXMWO in bonds f&r educational pur
poses was approved Mbndsy bp the
? Board ??
John B. Lewis, chairman ef the loeal
mkter whicK tk^ petition for li|j|
? Wi? - nHRIB. -
thit th? election be heW Saturday,
October 1A llifi aaiiia dste thai votes*
in the Aatrfet will paee- o? i> propoe
al to 1wy-. a 16 ewet tax for the
here and a major part of the 6Mp|
i been ^ear-mashed far
needed for the ~L"~ "?*'
Vdemnn. t liTfcfT'imh ""li ii xbmI
juBwlB vOrni Wm- DOtPQ
that, in his. opinion, an iarao of the
he financed by
dm beginning in 1961, by whieh time
the-diatriet will have cleared fcself of
Pay F<w AH Workers
Effective July If
A flat 10 per oust for all workers
of the teem employed en weekly or
monthly basis was grofted by the
Board of Commiaaionen Monday
night, The increases become affec
tive July 1?,.
The iacraaae will cost the town
about 63,900. To hare granted the
iaesaaae.fer the entire 12 months
would have cost $8,090.
The increases were provided for in
the tentative budget which called for
a tax rate of $1.3$.
The badgpt hah not yet been ap
ma .?? ??? ?&*. -.
enm ii being plaunsi for ParoviUe
high- school bet it wili to January 1
before the program can actually get
underway, according to
went by E. P. Baas, teacher of w
rational mrrimltnT#,* rr v
cational agriculture. V
This will to the same type of pro
gram that ia now being, carried on
at other schools and is one phase of
the "GIH training program support
ed by the Vetemns Aduunistratfcnin
cooperation with the State Dbpart
meat of Vocational Education, Mr.
Baas added. - - V ^
te rested in
tion shook] get in touch with to
Base at Ms office in the Agricultu
ral Building, Ffcrmville. Office
Monday, Wednesday Mid
i T'n jp i i .11 i.
BLACK SHANK REPORTED , 1
ON SEVEN GREENE FARMS
oa seem foass ia On
year that the
has been found in Jtooa
with black shank infoe
W. S. Stroud,
h a. a
of the Bpsnl
^ *&&&*' *? *-*$} > .
^'.- ? ?
tod against th?
Tehta GtoA Cleveland M. Payior to
Inftil egeluali each tract. Maw 4m,
will pfr pa>a01e at
of NX per cant. It haa
tod 1*1* moat of
?SH twM paying interest and
teffl settle with the town Mow tto
inwreM wjfiM. Jtropwry (mflm, ur
terest in not lea
than 10 anmud
in properties to
?f woA required 1m ?
Pitt stneta, where the
fpot is SI .8108.
hit Will be the c
rett, whan the coat
decimal ptoses to
The coato pes font levied
property owners on ead
From George to
Barrett to FieMe, "fe.40WOO;
MM AM- M?v fcr. 4
to May, I2.8H6M; Kay to
$&41*100. ' -
n|44 W? ^
fei!5 '?#?? oRW
. .:.i *?!???? to"? , ..?;
From Church to Witaon, $181;
From kato to Walnut, $2J0881;
Walnut to George, $U*W6.
IMP; B? to
k to $ltti; RaBmalfto
"? >??"? v ,"e ?M ? a 1 >^e 1 wet r*
? -: ?? '
From Home to GximaembuK,
$U?j Grimmeraburg to WUeon.
$2.16; Ouftch to jpjjfcon, $2.21; Pine
to Ohuidb $?$*
? ? ? - -1 iwi
r_ ??? " ? ? qimgi
From Pine to Church, $2.18;
Ghneh to Wilaon; $120; Wflerni to
richer, $2JO; Belabor to Home,
Prom Greene to '
Weverly to Pitt, f3M.
CI A A.
?PVHIHIHIP MBMMWrrV ?&
From GrimmenbniY to"
*2M} Borne to!
end of street, *