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Plan to Bolster
Pitt county tobacco' growers Satur
day voted overwhelmingly in favor
of the proposal to assess themselves
10 cents an acre to support Tobacco
Associates in a? effort to find new
export outlets for.tobacco.
The county vote was 5896 for and
only 15 against.
Farmville had ^ spotless record,
voting 550 for and not a single one
Flue-cured tobacco growers in
North and South Carolina have ap
proved?by an overwhelming vote of
117,419 to 1,140?a 10-cent per acre
assessment proposed to safeguard
and expand export markets through
a comprehensive program of educa
tion, information and public relations
to be administered by Tobacco Asso
ciates. ,, '
The sweeping acceptance of the
self-assessment was registered Sat
urday in a two-state referendum,
called by Legislatures of the two Ca
rolinas, and final returns yet to be
made are expected to push the majo
rity even higher. Two-thirds of those
voting had to approve the proposal
before the program could be put into
Through the tremendous vote of
confidence, Tobacco Associates may
go forward with full knowledge that
flue-cured producers ? landowners,
tenants and sharecroppers are back
ing to the hilt the group's work to
stabilize and enlarge foreign mar
kets. J. B. Hutson, president of To
bacco Associates, who is now in Ear
ope, has been informed by E. Y.
Floyd, Raleigh, secretary, of the re
ferendum's success, a sterling tribute
to the efforts of those who formed
The organization was set up by
tobacco growers and dealers, ware
housemen, fertilizer manufacturers,
merchants, bankers and others inter
ested in a prosperous agricultural
economy. Need for the group was
felt acute because of the decrease in
exports of "The Bright Gold Leaf"
fai recent years. Last year 40 per
cent of flue-cured tobacco grown in
Southern States was shipped abroad.
In order to maintain and expand' this
market, which in 1946 returned
$182,000,000 to North Carolina and
$70,006,000 to South Carolina, Tohac
eo Associates will work here and
abroad with government, j~ education
al, aqd trade authorities.
The tremendous vote cast Satur
day is felt to be more than mere
sanction of the program. It is taken
as a directive to Tobacco Associates
to use every available means to reach
the goal of a secure tobacco econo
Eastern Star Leaders
Help Present Charter
To ML Olive Chapter
Miss Elisabeth Lang, Mrs. J. W.
Parker sod Mrs. 0. G. Spell attend
ed an afternoon meeting and ban
quet of the Mount Olive Eastern Star
last Wednesday, at which time the
chapter received its charter. Miss
Lang was pianist and Mrs. Parker
made a talk. Favors given the guests
were jars of pickles packed in Mount
Farmville Unit TPA
The Farmville unit of the Travel
en Protective Association received
its charter, V** lettered unit FT
and elected and Installed
the first meeting Jaat Thursday even
ing in the
form of a
At The Rotsr? Club
Miss Pattie Fraae, psychiatrist at
the pre-conditioning center for the
blind in Greenville, spoke to the Ro
tary club Taeaday evening about her
work with the blind. Sine* 83 per
cent of the blind people are adults,
her first job is to get thorn adjusted
to their new life emotionally, next to
find out what typo of week they will
be beet suited for and from then on
she tries to make them happy. Is
closing she commented that if people
would try to understand each other
in their homes, their neighborhoods,
the state and the nation that they
would certainly lead more pleasant
C. L. Langley, who was in charge
of the program and introduced Mies
Frase, had as his gnest, Sam D. Bun
dy. Bill Creekmur . was the guest of
his father, George Creekmur.
President Jim Monk recognized E.
P. Bass, baby member of the club,
Mr. Bass was winner of the attend
ance prize." _ V
Richard D. Harris
Is New President Of
Tobacco Trade Board
Election Of Officers, Plans For 1947
Marketing Season Main Items
Considered At Meeting; New
Sales Supervisor Sought
Richard D. Harris, buyer for the
A. C. Monk and Company, was elect
ed president of the Farmville Tobac
co Board of Trade Friday afternoon!
as members of the organization con
vened in the office of Sales Super
visor Sam D. Bundy and made plans
for the 1947 marketing season. Har
ris, whose election-is a popular one,
succeeds H. H. Bradham, whose ten
ure of office was highly successful.
John N. Fountain of Fountain, one
of the operators of Farmers Ware
houses, was elected vice president.
The resignation of.Mr. Bundy, who
becomes superintendent of Farmville
schools, becomes effective August 31.
A committee was appointed to con
fer concerning the appointment of
Mr. Bundy'a successor.
This committee is composed of Mr.
Bradham, L. R. Bell, James Y. Monk,
Jr., and Grover Webb.
Tobacconists are anticipating an
other successful sales season. Last
year the market sold more than 31
million pounds. Greatest need fit
present is another set of buyers.
Local Tobacconists ?
Leaving For Florida,
By Saturday the majority of
FVmnviUe's tobacco colony will have
gone to Florida and Georgia to buy
the golden weed on the markets
which open Thursday, July 24.
A list of companies, representa
tives and the markets to which th^
will go appears below:
Imperial Tohaeco Company; Pal
Ruffin, Jimmie Stocks, live Oak,
Fla.; Willie Edwards, Lake City,
Fla.; Harold Rouse, Vidalia, Ga.; Ho
mer Spell, W. M. Palmer, Black
shear, Ga.; James Corbett, Meadow,
Ga.; James Johnson, Tifton, Ga.
Farmville Leaf Tobacco Co., Inc.:
H. N. Howard, Ben A. Smith, Joe
Summrell, -Sonny Bradham, Robert
Teel, R. C. Copenhaver, Arthur Joy
ner, Jr, Robert Alien, T. K. Kim
brough and Tom Buckner.
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: R. E.
Pickett, Wayfeross, Ga.
\ Liggett-Myers Tobacco Co.; W. S.
Royster, Lake CXty, Fla.
Falls City Tobacco Co.: R. S.
Scott, Valdosta, Ga.
A list for the A. C. Monk company
is not available as The Enterprise
to press. - *
Wilson Man Joins
Local Police Force
" W. P, MMfifaiiypTtoon haa joined
the Farmville police department and
haa already taken up hi? duties as
law enforcement officer.
at the home of 1
Farm vi lie Presbyterian Church
on Tuesday morning was filled to
overflowing with sorrowing friends,
who assembled there at 11 o'clock for
Coal rites for Bdvin S. Coatee, GI,
|0, who succumbed Sunday evening,
in a Greenville hospital, to a critical
ulness of only a few hours duration.
The young man was the only son of
the Rev. Edwin S. Coates, Jr., Pres
byterian pastor, and Mis. Coates.
* Dr. J. W. Hasseli of Greenville,
executive secretary qf Albemarle
Presbytery, was in charge of the
service. Assisting were the Rev. C.
A. Lawrence, pastor of the Falkland
Presbyterian Church, a former pas
tor here; the -Rev. M. Y. Self, of Si
Pauls Methodist Church; the Rav. E.
R. Clegg, pastor of the Farmville
Methodist Church; the Rev. Z. B. T.
Cox and the Rev. W. I. Bennett,
pastors of the Farmville and Wal
stonburg Christian Churches.
The Presbyterian choir, augmented
by the Rev. E. W. Holmes, pastor of
the Baptist Church, and Elbert C.
Holmes sang He Hideth My Soul and
Nearer, Still Nearer during the ser
vice and Come, Ye Disconsolate at
the graveside. Elbert C. Holmes
rendered No Night There as a solo.
Interment was made in Hollywood
cemetery beneath a handsome floral
Born in Timmonsville, S. C., July
7, 1927, "Bubba," as he was familiar
ly called by scores of friends in the
community, came with his family
from McColl, S. C., to reside here,
in 1943, in the Presbyterian masse,
when his father took over the pas
torates of the Farmville, Carraways
?and Ballards Presbyterian Churches.
Young Coates was graduated from
Farmville -High in 1946. He was
popuar .with his classmates and an
outstanding member of the school's
basketball, baseball and football
teams. He was active in Youth Fel
lowship work, the Beta Club and
ether school organisations in McColl
and was president of his Sunday
School class St the time of his pass
ing. He had been connected with
Dupree's Department Store for the
past several months.
Survivors are his parents, a sister,
Miss Margaret Coates, of the home,
and his paternal grandfather, Edwin
S. Coates, Sr., of Angier.
Active pallbearers were/Frank Ge
rald Dupree, Allle Melton, James
Bennett, Frank Baucom, Bobby
Smith, Dickie Thornton, Ferd Sat
terthwaite and Edward Beckman..
. Honorary pallbearers included
former classmates and other friends,
A large number of friends from
McColl attended the funeral.
Activities Of Local
Regular services wiH he held at
the Baptist church, Sunday at 11 a.
m. and 8 p. m. "Hie puipit will be
supplied by visiting ministers while
the pastor, Rev. E. W. Holmes, is on
vacation, which begins after July 20.
Mrs. John ?. Dfaron, directress, led
the devotional and presented the six
th chapter from ""Dairyman's Book,"
which was entitled "You Can't Blade
Out the Stara." ? Committee and
treasurer's reports-were, heard. Pray
er adjourned the meeting.
Mrs. Jack I#wia> who waa hostess
to the Altar Guild, Tuesday evening
served refreshments afterwards.
CSreVs Poor met at the home of
Mrs. E. C. Car* Monday afl
Mrs. J. H. Harris giving the
topic an "Stewawtihip or
embers decided not to meet
August. 4 i * '
Ice cream, cake and nuts
(By A. J. Barrel 1)
Alton Bobbitt's Fsther
Palmer Springs, Va. ? Edward
Fletcher Bobbitt, 8?, died Monday
night. Funeral eer-viees wen held
Tuesday afternoon at 8 o'clock in
Grays Episcopal Church. Interment
was In Union Chapel Methodist
He is survived by four daughters,
Mrs. W. I. Rex of Richmond, Mn.
Jesse Cunningham of St. Petersburg,*
Fla., Mrs. C. P, Ryerly pf Durham,
and Mrs. R. S. Bryant of Winston
Salem; four sons, J. Branch Bdbbitt
of Wamnton, N. C., A. W. Bobbitt
of Farmville, Brame ^ Bobbitt of
Hellam, Pa., and George J. Bobbitt of
Phimer Springs; One brother, Fletch
er Bobbitt of Macon, N. C.,; and six
Shirley's Pine Hurling
Gives Farmville 6-0
Victory In Game Here
(By Jackson Butts)
Carl Shirley pitched beautiful base
ball Sunday afternoon in the local
stadium to shutout Macclesfield, 6-0,
allowing only eight hits and fanning
?Horace Tugwell led the way in hit
ting, getting two doubles and a sin
gle in four trips to the plate. Shirley
and Frank CorWtt had two hits in
Farmville scored twice in the first
inning. Brock gained life on an er
ror, took second base on C. Little's
sacrifice bunt, and tallied on Tdg
well's double. Two Macclesfield er
rors allowed Tugwell to score.
Stewart, with two for five, led
Farmville plays Saratoga here to
morrow (Saturday) afternoon. Sup
day's attendance eras one of the larg
est of the season and the entire com
munity is urged to turn out for the
game with Saratoga.
Brock, cf _? '
little, C., rf ? .
Little, G., 2b
Corbitt, J., lb
Corbitt, F., ss
Shirley, pi '
AB RH O A
Webb, R., If ?.
Herrendon, F., ss
Herrenden, C., 3b
Webb, 0., e.
Lamb, J., cf.
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Ellis, p. - -
Lamb, C., p
?Batted for Webb in 8th. \
??Batted for Phillips 4n Oth
Army Air Forces Will
Be Forty Years Old
Friday, August First
Governor Cherry last week pro
claimed that August 1, 1947, would
bq Air- Force pay in North Carolina.
Witnessing the signing of the pro
clamation were: Col. Paul H. Pren
tiss, commanding officer of Pope
Field; Major T. F. Corrigan, special
project officer at Pope Field; and
Ben R. Rudisill, president of the Air
Force Association?the organisation
that is sponsoring this, the third, of
ficial observance of Air Force Day,
which marks the 49th anniversary of
The proclamation follows:
"Now, therefore, I, R. Gregg Cher
ry, governor of the State of North
Caroina, in order that we msy-hnso*
the men and women of the Army Air
Forces who have given their livea in
the defense of the United States and
that we may recognize the service of
those who, in the armed forcer, or
in the civilian centers of science, re
search and production, have contri
buted to the building of par air
do hereby proclaim Friday,
I ^ir Force Day, in
1418 pounds of relief supplies
from Farmville www received during
June at the Church Worid Service]
Center, New Windsor, Maryland. The
shoes, clothing, bedding and other
relief materials included in this con
tribution have already been sorted!
and packed for shipment and are on I
their way abroad. Overseas they wittJ
be distributed through our church
channels to those to most need. All
Church World Service relief supplies
are given out without diserimtoattod
of any kind. ' l_'..
. With the flood of materials being
received for oversees to the last to#
weeks, the workrooms at toe New]
Windsor Center an bussing with
activity. New workers have been
added to make sun that the goods
will be ready and overseas for use
this fall. Packing goea on eight full
hours a day. with more than 100 96
pound bales being completed to a
day. Shoes an repaired, inspected
and packed into burlap bags lined
with water-proof paper. To make
preparation for shipment easier, mill
donors an urged to tie shoes to pairs
and to make sun packages are box
ed and tied firmly shut.
Word from relief workers abroad
dedans that the clothing shortage!
will reach h peak this winter. Withl
no factories operating to P??"*
new garments to practically all of
Europe for seven yean,jaone an
available to toe stores. What little I
clothing is to be had is out of reach
in price. The ordinary woridngmsn,
earning |2 a day, cannot afford to j
feed his family, pay rent, buy "W
and spend |20 to 840 for a pair of
8>iThe war brought untold damage to
textiles. Factories wen Aatroyed
and remain in ruins. Homes were
burned or looted with a resulting
loss of 'all span clothing, shoes, bed-j
ding or valuables. MBMens of people I
have had to wear the same outfit for
a year or more, letters from abroad
tell that most people have no under
wear lefts stockings an worn out;
.bees an in shreds. Many chikti??|
have outgrown toe clothes they had
and have nothing to replace them.
It-is to meet these needs, to sup
ply new garments to place of rags,
to restore self-respect, health and
comfort, that the thousands of
pounds of donated goods from North!
Carolina and every other state to the
nation have been given.
North Carolina now leads toe ?
tion to the amount of goods given by
her citizens through Church World
Service to 1947. She also leads in
the per capita giving of her peopto
To July 5, 614,122 pounds of relief
goods from the state had been given
for overseas relief to. 1947.
NEW BOOKS GIVEN
TO PUBLIC UBBARY
Several books have recently been
donated to the Farmville public li
brary by individual members of the
The title, author and donor axe:
"Woman as Force in History," Beard,
Miss Ta'aitha DeVisconti; "Delta
Wedding," Nulty, Mrs. A. B. Moore;
"Bride's Way," Malloy, Miss Annie
Perkins; "The Snake Pit," Ward.
Mrs. H. Neal Howard; "The Auto
biography of William Allen White."
"Change of Heart," Baldwin, "A
Tree Grows in Brooklyn," Smith,
"Blue Marigolds," Miller, Mrs. J. H.
Mr. ahd Mrs. Lloyd Smith
visiting in Lenoir and Black
At The Kiwaitie Club
President Alex Allot and Secre
tary John FfeAer, who attended the
Tii^ftiineUwl Ifl.,,,t.. At ?
x irtcnmnoiuii zuwinil cunren vioii in
reporhron the ccLmitiaa and ma
the'test of the members realise wh
they missed by not being able to ta!
in the annual get-together. Seth
Barrow and,Sam D. Bundy also at
tended the convention. Their reports
were saved for a later meeting
cause there aimply wasn't time for
four summaries in one night
Dr. Charles E. Fitafenald was the
guest of Bill Gainer. Alio welcomed
were two Kieranleae from Greenville,
Glasgow Smith and Had J
Ihe heard of .directors will
vene Mender night fee *
but the dub is foregoing its
meeting in order to assemble
which time Col. 8. JJiUtefceF ufctht
State1 Highway Patrol will
New2 Step Signs
The temptation to speed on newty
paved streets end to whir pest dan
great, since the town's im
pleted, that Chief of Police L. T. Lu
cas, with toe approval of other Farm
ville officials, has ptooed stop sigi
at crossings he eonshleis more dan
gerous than the others.
signs, Chief Loses asks Farmville
motorists to cooperate with hhn is
seeing that toe law is eafonaa
thereby minimising toe possibility of
serious accidents, with perhaps loss of
HJu J- ? _ * aV- llM, ii,
nxe, occurring- wnjiiin. me civy limivs.
Oliver Mtirphrey Has
Narrow Escape As
Truck Is Wrecked
Lady Lock was riding with Oliver
Murphrey, Farmville tracker, and his
load of cucumbers last Thursday as
his tfcaek ploughed into another that
was parked, with lights off, at Hol
land, Va. Murphrey escaped unin
jured; his "cukes" were not damaged.
The cab of the truck was pancak
ed as if it had come in contact with
a mammoth pile driver. Parked in
toe lot beside Biff Chevrolet Co.,
the "remains" attracted a greal deal
of attention from local persons who
agreed that toe driver was fortunate
to escape with his life.
Cecil Winstead Has
v/W1I TT IIIDVVPU
Two Stories Published
Cecil Winstead, Farmville man
who writes criminal and
stories, has had two of his
published recently in mg
of .the Dallas Carrol murder in |
leigh last year appeared in the new
issue of "New MacFadden Detec
tive." He also has an article in the
So far this year, Winstead reports
that he has sold eight of hia stories,
although not all of them have yet
been published. \
HartM* Gtoetoot of |
Hill -has tendered her nrigHtiofl.u
Farm villa Mfceel, Sept.
end the ?
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This Proves Fei
f Female black widow spiders liter
ally an mon deadly than the mala,
although very few deaths are credit
ed to their bite.
And mm seem to be bitten far
more frequently than women.
Ilwae interesting facts and many
others are contained in a new illus
trated circular written by Frank B.
Meacham of the State Museum,
has a limited i
available to adults an
?I as the supply lasts.
While the bite of the black widow
assisted in culling
for fowl pox all pn
are being saved for layers. An
of:40 pullets <
by sacb dub member. Twelve
at a show in
It 1 /
they have a
to prove it.
(fortified or net^ihe
enemies of "John
pears Jfeher now
during the 18 .moist
peal of the 18th
The drys claim that one tfcmd of
the territory ef rise IMSsdritsSsa,
vith almost 80i'OCO^OO persons, .al
rtady hi legally dry toeaomei Mtet.
largely as a nsaaitof ? local - opriea
i The drys also are en
Whether the Copper hffl
theflfcnate floor?and 11m prospects
n doobtful ? organisations such
the Woman's <Birtitton Temper
Union, Antlsaloon Lews,
Methodist Board of TSmpemwse, and
National Prohibition Party feel they
hare won eome "kind ? tnokal vic
toty hi that-it finally received a Jm
I lic 1
Bwt a more consistent source of
joy and hope to the drys has been
the restdts of local optUm elections
?local referendum* to consider dry
ing np all or a given part of the traf
fic in hard liquor, wine and beer.
The scope of the etoetfcma Wflee
from county to precinct size, and the
issues vary widely, too?from com
plete prohibition to adding the sale
of only one kind of intoxicant or
Mi? in's particular kind of place.
Thus, when the drys speak of one
third oik the nation's territory going
dry, they don't mean Ifs dry for
every kind of drink.
Since repeal, says the Uptto
prance gitmpa have won W09 of
20,469 local option elections.
teen of the states rertiln eomplrtely
I No state has outlawed, beer. ,
tian gains by the drys in 1946 were
twiceTnwt as la Ml**"
the drys made a net gain of 868 vot-.
ing upite while the wets pickatL
only 51 ? ...
One dry .gronp which still -
word prohibitidn is the
whose national president,
Leigh Colvin, says:
"Yon cent have real ?
prohibition without the
eminent SB] " "
public support for
greater- than at
On its side,