North Carolina Newspapers

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For the second year in succession,
FarmviUe's tobacco market had the
second highest average in the East
earn North Carolina fine-cured belt.
Wilson set the pace with an aver
age of $4{L99. Then came Faxm
ville, "the steadiest, market in the
StatC with an average of $4&5S.
Sales an the local market were
a million pounds under the 1946 to
tal but the reduction is attributed to J
the fact that unfavorable weather in
the growing months caused tobacco,
in this immediate area to be lighter
than usual. 1947 sales were 90,468,- j
198 as compared with Sl.d&yfro for
1946. I
The season just closed was high
lighted by the selling of the largest
crop ever grown in the area but for'
considerably lower prices than dur
ing the previous, year. The United
States and North Carolina Depart
ments of Agriculture report that
gross sales were 488,572,005 pounds
at an average of $48.02 per hun
dred. Most of the earlier expectations j
were exceeded when the volume sur
passed the 1946 figure; however, the
difference was only around eight and
a half minion pounds, a very srflall
percentage of increase. Iif contrast
to the greater volume, the general
average showed a drop of $8.83. Be
cause of the large decrease* in the
over-all drop, the crop had a smaller
value than that of the year before.
Practically all prices by grades
were much lower than in 1946. De
creases ranged from $1 to $12 per
hundred but most were bracketed be- j
tween $6 and $11, Leaf grades, the
chief export type, and smoking leaf
reflected the largest percentage of j
the greater declines. On the other
hand, averages for low quality j
grades of lugs and primings held up
the best
A great deal of interest was mani
fested in the Commodity Credit Cor
poration price support program
through the Flue-cured Tobacco Sta
bilization. Corporation. Loans were
made available ohly to members of
the Corporation who cooperated in
the marketing quota program. The
much lower prices resulted in almost,
IT million pounds of tobacco being
delivered to the Corporation in this
belt. This poundage represented
nearly 10 per cent of gross sales as
compared with less than 1 per cent
-delivered last year. However, only'
one grade averaged below the ad
vance price?fine lemon cutters. Sev
eral other averages were the same as
the advance, nevertheless. The top
quality grades made up the largest
part of the tobacco turned over to
the Corporation.
A quality analysis showed very
little change in quality when com
pared with last year. Principal of
ferings were common to good leaf,
good smoking leaf, fair cutters, fair
and good lugs, and nondescript
The 15 markets began auctions
Monday, August 25. Light volume
prevailed during opening week but
the next 10 weeks, which ended No
vember 5, saw heavy sales and the
selling of the bulk of the crop. The
first market closing occurred on No
vember 18, when Wallace held .final
sales. Only four markets were open
the first week in December. Green
ville concluded the season December
3, and Rocky Mount, Wilson and
Wendell brought the season to an
end December ?. -
Of paramount interest daring the
the removal of British
from the marke\ This oc
in late October and, as a con
prices dropped considerably
[-all markets to sqspend salas
days. Sales were resum
3, and although a satis
; agreement Was never worked
out and this foreign buyer never i
turned to the market, prices did not
suffer tAo much in comparison with
th. M. tt. MM.,.
Rev. E. a Costes'
Activities Of Local
Church Organizations
Miss Myrtle Nichols was chosen tft
head the Y' .W. A. for the coating
year at the regular mfisHng of this
group Monday evening with. ^rs. H.
D. Johnson aa ho sices. The election
of other offirejs will take place at a
business meeting in January.
Miss Elvira Tyson, president, led
the watchword and, assisted by Mrs.
Herbert Moore, developed the pro
gram theme "An Alabaster Box,"
wh^ch was centered around the tal
eptd, positions, personalities and
minds of people. .Plans for sending
s Christmas box to a girl at the
Kennedy home were made and a let
ter of appreciation wad read.
Adjourruujpt was by prayer.
Presents were distributed from
under the lighted tree by Miss
Westbrook. The adviser, Mrs. H. D.
Johnson, was presented a vase by the
group end the president wgs remem
bered with a piece of bric-a-brac.
In the dining room, where refresh
ments consisting of sandwiches in
bell and tree shapes, congo cookies,
cheese biscuits, and assorted
were served, Christmas
were used. Favors were boots filled
with lollipops.
The piesidemt, Mrs- Aaron Turn
age, was hostess to the Loyal
Woman's class, which meets quarter
ly, Saturday evening. A short dis
cussion was held After which Mrs. L.
E. Flowers, Mrs. G. W. Windham knd
Mrs.'Will Barrett were appointed to'
remember shut-ins at .Christmas with
cards and gifts.
The selection of Mrs. Z. B. T. Cotx
and Mrs. Louise Harris as a nomina
ting committee was announced. John
3:16 was the basis for the devotiohal
presented- by Mro. L. E. Turnage. A
program made up of contests, poems
and stories'was given by Mrs. Cox
and Mrs. Lee Corbett. A collection
for the flower fund was taken.
Gaily wrapped gifts were exchang
ed with Mr*. |* E. and Mrs.
Turnage 'distributing them from
neath a tree.. The hostess served
'.fruit salad molded in the form of a
I star topped with cherries.
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Last Sunday, two masses were cel
ebrated at St Elizabeth's Catholic
Church. Father Michael Giblin of
Winston-Salem preached on the
"Legion of Decency." This commit
tee had done much to raise the stand
ards of morality in the motion pic
ture industry.
Thursday night there was a lively
meeting of the discussion dub.
A new pamphlet rack has been in
stalled in the rear of the church. It
is the ^rork of Hap Nicola and fita in
well with the woodwork motif in the
This week Father Loyola CLeary
is distributing to the people of Farm
ville a religious art calendar for the
coining year. All are welcome to
one and should any be inadvertency
overlooked, they may obtain one by
calling at the parish house.
Five greet promoters of the Bible
were studied under the leadership of
Miss Margaret Smith at the Altar
Guild meeting Tuesday evening. This
topic was taken from "Every Kan's
Prayer followed by the creed open
ed the meeting which was held in the
home of Mrs. Jack Lewis. Reports
on the sale of Stanley products and
the visit of the photographer were
keasd. After the closing prayer, the
boetess served refreshments.
In a Christmas contest, conducted
during the social period, Mrs. T. S.
Ryon was the winner and received
ear bobs.
4 met with Mrs. C. H. Mo
Mrs. E. a
from the
"The Pit*
s story, was read
Harper. J
Farm villa's
Commerce completed
Friday night, yat a
Royal Grill, by
officers. W. T
Emerson Smith
dent and
spectirely. Both had
pletion of the
membership on the board
tors: Jimmy Darden, Paul Allen, Jim
Htekaday and Marvin Speight.
Charter members are Ralph Bass,
Jack Darden, Bill Candler, Paul Al
len, Jimmy Darden, Allen Drake,
Pete Eason, Boh Fields, Vassar
Fields, Skiauy Xibbs, Frank Harris.
Jim Hockaday, Arthur Joyner, Jr.,
Joe Joyner, Herbert Moore, Red New
ton, Jr., Chester Outland, Warren
Palmer, Donate Pierce, Robert Fierce,
Charlie Rasberry, Ellis Rabil, Emer
son Smith, MsitVtn Speight, Stuart
Suggs, Carl Tanner, John Turner
Walston, Rom* Webber and J. T.
Windham. ' W
Guests were Dick Futrelle, presi
dent of the Wllaon Jaycees, and Bill
First project to be undertaken by
the club is'a scrap paper drive on
Sunday, December 28. All proceeds
from thi% project dill go to some
worthy family , in need. The commit
tee in charge is composed of Frank
Harris, Jack Darden, Vassar Fields
and R. R. Newton, Jr.
More about this drive will
in Thfe Enterprise next week.
Next meeting will be held Friday,
(December 26.
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Progress in human understanding
and a "great turning toward God"
will accompany advances in the con
structive -uses of atomic energy,
airplanes, and radar techniques in
the next 67 years of human history,
according to prophecies sealed in
two cornerstones "flasks" of the fit
tare" by the Advertising Ctab of
New York.
Responses to the club's invitation I
to fneaiit descriptions of the yearj
2004?its 100th anniversary?can
from prominent persons in business,
research, advertising, and religion.
Microfilm copies fcf the prophecies,
other documents, sad some of todays'
rarest metals?^thgrium, zireonku
and molybdenum?were sealed h llx
6x6 inch glaamcontainers for the oor
nerstowe'of the club's new five-story
While many prophecies stressed
the Jules Verne possibilities of hu
man invention, numerous others not
ed that tiie finest advances would be
scored in human relations. Some of
"the comments fellow: ?
Frank 1L Chapman, president of
the Sen Francisco Advertising Club
and Assistant Manager and Pnomoy
tion Director of Shell Oil Company,
"There will be a* great taming
toward God, a rebirth of faith?both
from the standpoint of the all-seeing
eye' as well-as man's feeling toward
Mr. Chapman expects the arts to
gain in significance, atomic energy
to do "all kinds of jobs," providing
jk Vk -day work week, democracy to
be' the accepted "world forum,"
women's gains in important positions
to be significant, less divorce, ai
"as ever, .man's hearts will reach up
ward." ' *
Ernest L Pugmire, United States
Commander of the- Salvation Army,
expects that "men will draw more
and more strength, from faith in
God" and that there will be pea
and-abundance In the year 2004, be-!
cause "the greed and lust of the 20th
Century have been brought into the
open where they can be seen and de
stroyed." ; - r~hki
| Dr. Norman Vincent Peale," pastor
of the Marble Collegiate Church of
York see lares that "God will
a the throne of the uni
he moral principles of the
still be unshaken. Honesty,
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Henry D. Mw
the local
mi oil day
Job ?#
arranging tho
which Friday aftBWMOB 'drew ?
street-fall of Mks an*Mi to wel
Saata Clans.
Former Farmrill? Boy
?Student of Week' At
Alabama College
By Jon Holatun
AUBURN, Ala., Dec. 18?Student
of the Week at Auburn has "gone to
the dogs" and lore, it!. fie* Billy
medical student
cocker spaniels,
his Ufa. |
food in 600-pound
"Quantity rations are necessary."
Especially since Rod, their
gave birth to five sons and one daugh
ter just four weoks ago. Yes, there
,ase lots of ltUlo'' canine mouths to
feed at their home. Their backyard
pen now holds If dogs, although
they have had as many as 22 at one
time. A litter of nine bird dogs is
their record in canine "blessed
events" thus fayi"
A largd boat wanned by a floor
lamp is an improvised foster mother
for their new cocker puppies. Mama
Red is of the opinion that small dogs
should take care of themselves. She
completely ignores bar Urge fami
All of the mffpies, both cocker
spaniel and bird dog, are sold to Au
burn students with no trouble. Once
seen, they cent be resisted. But Billy
keeps the best, hunters of the bird
dogs for the quail setbQfc Fawn late
November on, quail i* standard fare
on the Ogtesby* table. "I cock
them," says Doney, "but Billy
Once Billy receives his DVM
year, he plans to go bade to North
Carolina and specialize in canine
aches and pains. Since dogs are both
hobby and profession for tho "doc
tor," we're betting no puppy ailment
will mystify him. The dogs wttThnve
met their match in Billy Ogleaby.
Mr. Ogleaby ' U a former Farm
ville resident Mrs. Oglesby, the
former Qoney Jones, in the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper R. Janes of
near Farnprilla- >
At The Rotary Club
John Lewis had charge of the pro
gram Tuesday evaninng *t the lunch
eon meeting of the Earmville Rotary
dub and read the humorous story of
"Eneas' Afnonius". ' Eneas was an
old Georgia slave who was intrusted
with a highly prized family heirloom,
The Bride's Cup. The year was 1864,
and he was figen verbal instructions
by his master about the way to travel, j
Arid travel Eneas did! After wander- j
ing through seven states and travel
ing soihe 3860 miles, he finally found
his way back to his master's borne.
You guessed it! Eneas still bad the.
priceless "Brides Cup." - -
Robe Ml Rouse drew the attendance
prise. Eddie Bam was a visitor. ; j
of Greene county vet
'ore the Board of
the firrt Mon
day In January and tusk for an ap
propriation of $65,000 for the
strocticri of Vocational buildings to
be used aa headquarters in the farm
training program sponsored by the
He program Will be discussed and
explained tonight (Friday) at 7:80 at
a mass meeting hi the Court house at
?h*# Hill. All veterans interested
In the training project are requested
to attend.
The executives and members of the
Board of Bdueaiti# will be asked to
construct new buildings at Maury and
Watetqnburg, to renovate the agri
culture building at Hookerton and to
expand' the buildings at Show Hill
and Greene County Training School.
He program' is designed to aid
both white and colored veterans.
Sufficient agriculture teachers an
not new available to teach the farm
classes but those backing the drive
for funds- say instructors ean be ob
tained if the building program is
computed. ?.. ; U
TPA Has Meeting-;
Plan For Banquet
Members of Post TT, - Travelers
Protective Association, held their
matting at the Royal Grilll Friday
night. Turkey was ssrvedr and im
mediately thereafter the Meeting was
to order by President OL *v
v Plans for increasing membership
and attendance at ?meetings were
discussed and plena tor the annual
banquet are under way. Members
are urged to be present so a suit
able date and place tor this affair
can be named.
Funeral services for S/Sgt. Jerry
S. Seaman were held in Wilson Sun
day afternoon at 2:8$ from the Hunt
Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. H.
G. Honey. Christian minister of
Greenville., The AmVets had charge
of the impressive services at the
grave. He was buried with full mili
tary honors in Maplewood cemetery.
Beaman was a member of the Na
tional Guard and then joined Com
pany M and went from Wilson to
Fort Jackson in 1940, reserving his
training at Gamp Forest, Caitfp
Blending, Florida, and Camp Atter
bury, Indiana. He was sent to Eng
land where he served with the 120th
Infantry, the Old Hickory Division.
He was in the invasion of France and
Belgium and yas killed in action on
October 6, 1944, and waa interred in
Belgium. His remains readied Amer
ica two weeks ago m the Robert
Beaman was born May 21,1921. He
was a pupil of Miss Annie Perkins
and graduated from Fannville High
School. After graduation his mother
moved to Wilaoe where he lived un
til entering service.
..Surviving are his another, Mrs.
Reggie A. Beaman of Gastonia; two
brothers, Harold of Wilson and Garb
ton of Gastonia, and four sisters,
Mrs. W. H.' Murphy of *X$PiAt
Fred Sutton of Greenville, Ml*.
Wayne A. Loftin Of Greensboro and
Mrs. Melvin Godnell of Gastonia.
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Sugar phnn trees, cardboard trees
on which cards were bung and
wreaths were made by members of
Troop 4 Tuesday afternoon to be
uied at their Christmas party next
After drawing names, the' girls
Asks To Be
It wai reported from Washington
early this week that North Caro
lina's famous fighting Marine lead
er, Lieutenant General Allen Hal
Turnage, has asked to be retired
from active service on Jan. 1, 1948..
A native ?f Parmville, add a form
er student at the University oT North
Carolina, General Turnage woo wide
spread acclaim in World War II cam
paigns at Bougainville and Guam. He
became known aa a general who
fought in and close to the front lines
with his man. / , ? \
r Turnage is only 66 yean old, as
oral years under the automatic re
tirement age in the Marine Corps
and Navy. He is eligible for retire
ment, however as are all other offi
cers in .the armed services?after SO
years'of active duty.
While Tumage himself has not
tot made My statement about his
desire for retirement, reliable autho
rities ip Washington believe his ac
tion was prompted by the fact that
an officer junior to him in point of
years of Service recently was natro "
commandant _ of the Marine Corps by
President Truman. r ' %4 ?
Major General Clifton B. Gates
who was made' commandant, was se
lected by President Truman over
Jected by the President over Turnage
knd two other Heutamnt generals
Harry Schmidt, and Keller E. Hoc
key-?and gve major generals hav
ing seniority over Gates.
General Turnage Mid that after
.his anticipated retirement on Janu
ary 1?his request, has ap
proved by the Secretfry of tae Navy
?he will remain "temporarily" at
his home at Wide Water, Virginia,
near Quantico. Beyond that, he said
he had no further plana at this time.
The Christmas Program at the
Baptist Church last Sunday night
was a festival of music, song and
pictures. The program opened with
a processional, "Angels from the
Realms of Glory," with the Senior
Choir occupying the main choir posi
tion, and the Junior Choir, robed for
the fin* time in white, inarched
down the aiales to the vestibule,
to their position in the bal
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Then followed the call & worehip,
"Glory to God," with an echo effect
by Junior Geneva Braxton in the
balcony,* After the singh*-feC
Christmas carols
tion, prayer, offering, the Senior
Choir sang aa anthem. "Christmas
The feature part of the program
was the showing of 23 slide pictures
on the Christmas story, under the
title, "Christ Is Born." Three hymn
slides were projected on the screen,
two of which were song by -vthe
congregation, and the other used as a
Soloists for the picture program
were. Martha Holmes, riho sang.
"Away in a Manger"; Gerieva Bnuc
ton, who sang, "Silent Night;" and
Seleta Tucker, who sang, "O Hoty
Mrs. Arthur Joyner opened the
program with a medley of Christmas
music on the organ, and was at the
organ console through the anthem by
the Choir, and was then pianist foe"
the pictures. Both organ and piano
were used for the carol singing, with
Mrs. 45. W. Holmes at Hie. piano.
Carl Baamon was the prejeefionist in
the showing of the pictures.
Rev. E. W. Holmes, pastor of the
Baptist Church, announces as his
sermon subject for next Sunday
morning, "The Crowded Out Christ."
Special music for the morning ser
vicer- will be: Call to Worship,
"Glory to God" (repeated by sphdal
request); Anthem, "0 Stary Night of
Long Ago,' by the Senior Choir; sad
Vh>, "Sweet little Jesus," by Seleta
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.There will ba no sight service.
Tuberculosis Seal
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I Thrtragh Wefineed# of this week
the tuberculosis returns for Farm
vflle totaled $496. County-wide
tarns for the 41st annual Christmas
sale amounted to $4616, which is over
half of the 1947 goal for Pitt coun
ty, $8,000.
Those who received seals or bonds
hie urged to return the n*oney for
them at once as the drive for funds
ends December 24. Purchasers of the
colorful stamps can use them on
[Christmas cards, packages, letters,
and in other ways.
the designer's of this year's seal,
Raymond LufVin, a Salem, Mass,,
native, started his career at the age
of nine when the "Boston Herald"
published a pen and ink sketch for
which he was awarded a one dollar
prise. TjF
Many chilnm's books have been il
lustrated by this artist whose favo
rite medium is black and white. Luf
kir has made an outstanding contri
bution to American history With a
series of sketches dealing 'with the
symbolic happenings on the 12 prin
cipal rivers of the UattsMfctas. gl
In addition to producing downs of
maps during the war tof- military
purposes, his bond posters wpn a
special citation from the Treasury
department. He lives is Tenafly, N.
J., where he is president of the'
Citizens association.
Teamwork between all people and
agencies is suggested by the 1947
seal en which are pictured oxen pull
ing together.
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entertained Wednesday afternoon
a Christmas party by the troop
mittee composed of Mrs. R. LeRoy
Rollins, Dr. R. T. Williams and Mia.
J. M. Mewborn. The Christmas' tree
from which giffli were distributed
~ with trimmings which
brought A talk on carols
many of tism came to be
Kn. Rollins,
At the morning worship hoar, Iter.
Z. B. T. Cox will use the "Prince at
Peace" as his sermon topic.
At 8 o'clock Sunday evening a
program of Christmas music will he
given under the direction of Mm. W.
A. Pollard, Jr. The program is bas
ed on scriptural references.
Christmas carols will be played on
the organ aa the congregation ar- '
rives, Following the processional,
"0 Come, O Come, Tftnmarmot," Rev.
Cox will offer a prayer. Mrs. Charles '
lltlNE*"'1"1 will sing as a solo, "He
His nock;" from K;
del's "Messiah." &/. .
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"Lo, How a Rose E er Blooming"
will be rendered by the women's
chorus. Jfinuheis the choir will sing
"0 Come AH Ye Faithful,"
"While Shepherds Watched Their
"Cherubim Song," "Angels
We Have Heard on' High," and
"Silent Night" .
A soprano solo, "Come Unto Him,"
from the "Messiah" will be given t
Miss Ruth Moore. Another
which the women's chorus will
is "Slumber Song of the
"Joy to the World" will be used as
the receesional. Organists taking
part aje Mrs. J. M. Hobgood and
Mrs. Henrietta M. niuumnn.
A cordial invitation Is attended to
members of other church and other
interested people to worship with the
Christian church members
by Rev. J. R.
Rountree and appropriate music by
the choir will he heard at the Episco
pal church Sundiy morning. Wednes- -f I
lay night, Christmas Eve, a
night service will be held at
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church with the rector aeiiveniy?
message and the choir

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