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lTr\T TTATT? cp Honor for rhe Past, Help for the Present ' ( f , 'nfii X() 6 > VOLLML 66 X - Hope for the Future V.subashed W __ Tax Increase Public Hearing T!u?rsfia\ Morning P-S95-2P0 f!i?djrd For ] To Fe Reviewed P-inee Fdwa d county supervisors will field a public bearing Thursday on the tentative fvi.l 2*" budc<>‘ for I 5 which include-' m its revenue esti mates proposed tax increases The board Its annnttnc d publicly its intention of increasing the real estate and personal property levies by 50 cents per $100 of valuation, and the tax on merchant’s capital by 10 cents The Thursday session will be moved t the C mit Court Room if necessary I accommodate persons attending, and the starting time has been set at l't a m. l)cficil Keen In p'-onr: :ng the arldit’< nal leva's, sdperviso's -stated they n'T neces s"rv 1 ' tv'f u'rrt p-menses and to "provide for the payment of a dp'teU inctfri'd during the past sev oal yc-i-s due to failure earlier to fix a Irpher inie.” Pres-eijilv. Prince Edward citizens pav $2,9o per $]00 valuation on real estate and tangible personal prop erty 'in! To ren's on merchant’s capital The addition, which the sup ervisors say is required to keep the county income- i-q-u-.l to outlays, would mak" tie m- S3 i • on- real and persona! property and 00 cents on merchant's capital. The proposed budget is approxi mately $29,000 higher than that for the y< : - ,-udine Jura 30. Ii provide ■ $724,301 for schools: $81,885 for wel fare. and about Son. >00 for general county government These t aals. which incorporate funds to he reccited from the Com monwealth and federal sources, are up as f-'llew- ■- -Iiools by $8,100; welfare $10,330 and county govern ment. $3.33; Those represent an inert for 10.77-58 of aivut $31,000 and must be added to a defied i xoected on June 30 of about $23,000. The supervisors foresee a 'eta! jddiMonal need, to finance the county in the next 12 months andsprovide for the deficit, about $50,000. Last ri'-e- iu tax s in the county Wfls in 1052 when personal and real property levies were raised from $2.40 to the present $2.90. In the 17 years since 1940 ancT the beginning of the gradual rise In the cost of tilling business, tlie• lews have been raised four times start!))!: from the 1940 levy of $1.70. I,oca! Fund Totals In that portion of the financing to come from local sources the tax levies imposed here the board estimates 1957-58 r e v e n u e s of $384,505. From that is to come: For schools $348,276. a slight drop over the school board's asking of a year ago: for welfare $18,426. leav ing about $30,000 for operation of general county government These are supplemented in state and federal funds by .about $483,505 for all sources of need, schools, wel fare and county government. Circus Ticket Sale On In Counties Tii-k.'ts for the Clyde Beatty Circus here Thursday may be ob tained from school children in Prince Kdwarci. Buckingham end CunUiei land counties, aceordin.. to C F Wdson. president of 1 e spoil0 'iin'. Farmville Lions Club The thrce-rimr circus for ‘mm. wild animals, will b. presented n a fireproof tent at the Fiv< Coun ty Fair "rounds, with shows at 2 p. in., and 8 p. m. SOI TUCKS' CICTCRT Institute coffee break. Speakers Doc tors Couis I). Rubin. Craneis H Simkins and Gardner Taplin ex change pleasantri . during an afternoon pause in the lectures v. ho I ir.a; urated I.otvtwood Co.lege’s Institute of Southern Cul ture here I riday. Folkways, Lierafure Scanned 3 Lecturers Inaugurate Institute Of Southern Culture At Longwood Dr Louis D Rubin Jr , associate editor of the Richmond News leader, fold the afternoon session of the Institute of Southern Culture at Longwood College Friday that all of the reraturo written about the Civil War, "There has not been one ready outstanding work of fiction written about the Con federate soldier and his times." -, Dr. Charles Vail, To Begin July I Dr. Charles B Vail, professor of chemistry at A$ncs Bco' s Col lect'. Decatur. Ga has bent ap pointed academic (iean at Hnmp den-Sydney College. Dr. Joseph C Robert, president, has an nounced. The new appointee, who will also hold tla. rank of profes or ip the colic.. • chijmlsMy depart - m nt. vail bt in dutit s on the Hull July 1. Dr. Vail was prof' ■■ e ot cl em is‘ry at Coker College at Hart. S. n Dr. 1 bert was pi of that institution' "From my personal acquaint ance with Dr. Yaiij. I can say that he will make a valuable addition to our academic community.” President Robert said. I Dr Vail is a njtdua. r .if Birm ingham .Southern College and re ceived h:s masicit's and doctor's degrees in tic field of science at Bir.nrv Univeisityj Atlanta Ga. H.* has bad extensive research experience according Ur. Rob ert. and served with the Southern Rescaich Ins:.ium a' Birnvnu ham before lunrjiu to the chiss n 1 main w h two children and a Incmber of *he Fresby l.’mu Pinn. 1:. E. | n act in academic d c a rw since James E. Kinarcl left to t ike graduate study at the University. Fiction writers have recorded the events and social order well, but there is no "War and Peace" type book about the South and its army The only thing that compares with it in any way. is "Gone With the Wind." and tins in "physical size" only, lie said Dr. Francis R. Simkins. Longwood bis'o'-v professor, stated at the morning lecture session, that Vir ginians have remained untarnished by outside ways and have main 1‘imd their originality and unique folk ways and culture. At the evening, and concluding lecture of the spring series. Dr. Gardner B Taplin. associate Eng lish pn fessor at Longwood. traced the opinions of Southern literary critics from 1834 until the Civil War, ns reported in the "Southern Liter ary Messenger." on such English writers as Bulwer-Lytton. Dickens, Thackery. Tennyso n, and the Brownings. Literary Need Dr. Rubin, speaking before the audience at Longwood Collegp on "The Image of an Army: The Con federate War in Southern Litera ture”, said that the social ideal has been stressed to such an extent in Southern literature that little atten tion has been paid to the war itself. "The war is not seen in them 'fic tional characters as an ordeal in itself, so much as the catastrophe that destroyed anti-bellum life." What is needed is a protagonist for whom "the war becomes a great personal experience of his life, t ansforming the individual so that the novelist shows a character de velop.:' in the time of stress. With out such a character, the image of < Continued on page 7; DK i - - Ki ,1 ! CONTESTANT^ at the a i 4 it «• u. -t tmo'.ii; the participant were left to ■ ,.i.| N-wt«*n. Buckingham soerth p ; f> nine: "«Hi •. I oydlr-ing V.orsham: Peggy Chil dre . Amelia first place : Sunny Martin. Cumber ami second place ■. and Jo Liam. Powhatan first place . Hit two licit plate winner-, will represent tl»<- an a a! i'J bur.: ill June Hostesses To Be At Mne Tour Stops Memories of Revolutionary educators, debtors in stocks, the iast agonizing gasp of the Confederacy and church u? ners who p.opdd d nodding parishioners with feathered ticklers will be e\ ■'lied here Saturday. Thai is the day Prince Edward County celebrates vican ous!\ through a tour of local historic shrines, the 350th P r e s b y t e r i a n s Give Go-Ahead On $56,000 Expansion Authority to close a low-bid contract of $48,989 with A. O Lal'oon & Son, Farmville firm, for an ..daitioh to the Sunday School plant was g.ven by the congrega tion of Farmville Presbyterian Chu: ch yesterday. Members authorized the build ing committee, headed by j. Mon roe Johns, to spend up to a total of $53,000. The balance above the addition contract is to be used for alterations and improvements in the pre.cnt Sunday School building. The alterations will include a new kitchen and social hail and enlargement of classrooms in the present building. Johns r< ported to the congrega tion during an after-service ses sion that, he had ben informed by the low bidd; r that work could be started within three weeks bar ring delays in steel equipment or other materials. It was als ©esti mated that the fireproof addition could be completed in about six months after start of construc tion The congregation preceded the report of the building committee with a fund-raising effort which embodied provision for gifts to be amortized over a three - year period. Vehicle Inspection Starting May 1 II as Added Requirements The spring motor vehicle in spection period for passenger au tomobiles opens tomorrow 'May 1' and extends through July 15. a State Police announcement to day states. Several chan i pr< c< dure are included in the new inspec tion. When presented, the inspect ing station must immediately re move the old sticker, replacing it with ei.her a new one or a re jection sticker. Other changes include the in spection of tires for defects or excessive wear, inspection of air conditioners and seat belts and the rejection of patched or repaired mufflers. Owners whose cars are not ap proved cannot be forced to accept a rejection sticker but will be in violation of the law if they oper ate without one or the other, ac cording to the announcement. The rejection sticker will per mit. the owner to drive only from one station to another for seven days, provided he desires another station to perform the work. Lankford Talk Today Dr. Francis G. Lankford. Jr., president of Long wood College will be featured in an interview with Med Maxwell toddy i Tues day i at 12:15 p. m . over Station WSVS. The Lone wood president will outline answers to some Dressing educational problems in cluding tht1 teacher shortage. anniversary of the first English settlement at Jamestown. In following the urging of th" Commonwealth that localities par ticipate in the state-wide exp; ;i t-ion with their own ' days." Prince Edward is joining with three Southside counties for a. celebra tion. South ide Festival Charlotte County opens the Southside version with a tour of old homes and churches Wednes day and Thursday. Friday the ac Among places where Prince Edward County Day visitors may pause for a luncheon break will be the College Commons dining hall at llampden-S.vdney. The luncheon at Venable Hall there will be available from 13:30 to 1:30 p.m. tion moves to Halifax County for a similar tour. After Prince Ed uard Day Saturday. Appomattox County Day will be observed Sun day. The Prince Edward tour in-. eludes stops at the old debtors' prison, where oWrsham High School students will supplement the historic scene with colonial costumes as characters suffering the indignity of enforced incarcer ation in the stocks. Also in the route will be: Hampden-Sydney College Ran dolph House. Old Briery and San dy River Churches and Longwood College, At each location, hostesses will be on hand to greet visitors and to provide information. No special routing or times for each place will be followed All will be open for the day. with certain related activities, such as lucheon and the L .mgwood May Day exercises i hi duled at definite times. .Mlddlocmirt Coffee A coffee hour from 10:30 to noon will be given at "Middle court." the president's home at Hampden-Sydney. Mrs. Joseph -C Robert will be hostess, assisted by Mesdarnes P T. Atkinson D. C Wilson and Emmett Elliott and Miss Mary Dupuy. Also at Hampden-Sydney. the college birthplace, the library and College Church will be open. At Randolph House in Farmvjille the hostesses will be Mesdarnes Anne-Alkinson Chamberlayne, p. W. Beckham. W E. Anderson and Richard Moon . and Miss Kath ryn Watkins. Mr. and Mrs. T W. Garnett, owners, will greet visitors at Lock et! House which adjoins tire Sav 'd s Creek battlefield and Hills man House. At Old Briery Church. Misses Anec McGehee and Maly Lyle and Clairbourne McGehee will be present to greet visitors. Mrs. James Yates, Mrs. Woodfin Hughes and other members will be on the hostess committee at Sandy River Church. Bound In Stocks Mrs. Ruby Redd and Miss Mary Dupuy will greet vicitors at the Worsham debtors’ prison, with Billy Burnett and Ted Denton. Worsham students, in the part of Colonial custodians. Miss Lucille Jennings will be hostess at Longwood College's Alumnae House, information cen t: r for visitors there. Mrs. M. H Continued on page 7) Stale Finals \ex! Sion For Winners At Area M! (Fates! Here Saturday Tho .i.'t afor the East Crp’i-n' TVstrct centered at Long woed C'tletre Saturday w*h even’s so’awl ne ever P ince E d w a r d County from Darlington Heights to Green Pav. Apn. t v‘match 14"> local winners from Ifi counties competed for top honors in 19 separate contests. T! e homo economies building at Lone wood College was hcaricriartc's ror the pi Is’ activities of bread making, home improvements, etc Jarman V;,l torium was the focal pemt with land .htdimc. dairy judg ing. etc being conducted at various cenvrntent plwcs in Prince Edward county. The highlight of the day’s activi ties was the awarding of prir.es at Jarman Auditorium at 4 pm. Dr. a M DeMuth. president of the Farmville Chamber of Commerce, presented the ribbons. The two first place winners 'blue ribbon winners will compete at the State 4-H Short Course at YPI June 24-29. Amelia and Nottoway counties produced the highest number of blue ribbon ;er_ with i.s place coot PS* q IV K f oqol-, r O " u * V Tlirp were two first place winners in each event, w’fh tiie next winne" t'eine considered the second place or red ribbon winner, etc Winners from Herald area coun ties a'e as follows: Blue ribbon winne s in dress re vue were Peggy Childress. Amelia, and Jo Elam. Powhatan: second place. Sunny Martin. Cumberland: and fourth place, Gloria Newton. Buckingham. Home improvement: first plaice. Janice Weed. Amelia, third plaice. Co • hui Peters Cumberland Laundry; fi-st place. Barbara Weston. Charlotte and Jnvee Wil liams Nottoway: Betsy Williams. Appomattox, third place Puhi e sneak’ng: ignis1: third place. Mable Cook. Cumberland: lift! place. Ruby Brown. Powhatan. Poultry production: first place. Laura Cason, Appomattox, and Kenneth Bryant, Buckingham: sec ond place, Jane Trump. Nottoway. Egg grading < teams): first place. Brett Watson and Jimmy Pillar. Charlotte: and Robin Lester and C .ut i on page 7 DEBTORS' PRISON' STOCKS are prepared by IT A chapter members at Worsham High School in preparation for Prince Edward Coutny Day Saturday. Workers are. from h i! Earl S ctthail. I I Irving, ir.. (ieorgc Moore. Jr., and Char.es Recrr. I he youths arc making the >i. s in tie V.in ■ im High School vo-ag shop a a eh p(community \ n-e pr.Jrci to; the ■ :r under 11,• Don of Arthur Bryant, supervisor I'he locks wiil he in "use" at tin-Worsham d ‘‘tors' pr’son. 2.000 \ isitors Go Through Bank Mov ers I .ater Given To Hospital, Church More than 2,000 visitors a n d friends milled through the t, wly remodeled facilities of tin First National Bank Friday evening at the official reception and open-house staged by the bank. The bank di rectors, officers, and their wives were hostesses for the occasion. Bank President R. E. Garland and E. W. Sanford. Jr., executive vice-president, expressed their de light in the many compliments be stowed upon the handsome appear ance and many modern facilities of the new building. Besides an opportunity to register for $175 in savings accounts, each visitor was given a souvenir of the occasion. Orchids and coin purses were given the ladies, while the youngsters were given suitcase banks and the men fold-over coin purses. Mtss Sylvia Garland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Garland, drew the savings account winners Friday morning at 1(1:30. Winner of the Si no savings account was Betty Weils, daughter of Mr. and Mrs L A. Wells, of Farmville. Mrs. Lucille Reid, of Grace street. Farmville. won the $50 savings account. The $25 savings account was won by M’s Henry Vaughan. Rt 1. Farm ville. Flowers, sent by well - wishing businesses and individuals from the community, added a touch of gra ciousness to the walnut, cream and gray colors that are used exten sively throughout the inside of the building. The flowers were later given the Southside Community Hos pital and several churches. Prior to the formal opening Fri < Continued on page 7 A Men Named Leader dies I Reserve Used To Complete Agency Payments T >m A Alien. of Fi-rnv ill- . \v..i direct the 1957 Prince Edward County Community Chest cam paign next October tor which a goal will b? selected after study by tlic Chest Budcet and Adrni: sicns commit lee J B Wall, Jr. Chest president, said Allen's appointment, ton ther wuh -selection of a commit’.c to study the proposed buds is of pal tiCipat ire. :• net -s an : ■ n» ’i.mmend a campai n go-si. .vas rtimph md durirr..- a boa id ut iii •ctoi.s session last week. S. P Glover was named chair man of the Budgets, and Admh sions committee and R. F. Craw ford, A N. Fore and T. K. Baldwin were selected as additional com mittee members. To 1 sr Reserve Wall said that the Chest board also made the decision to pay ail 11 participating agencies their full allottment. despite the fact t.hat the 1956 Chest drive for SI7.000 fell short of success tv .ap proximately S3.000. The difference will b> made up by dipping into t he Ci.es; : • r *. Wall added that the action ••will just about exhaust the "serve." The board m mbers were en courage:! by the enthusiasm of Alien, the campaign leader, who is general superintendent at the Farmvilie plant of Craddock Ten y Shoe Corporation. < onfidence Felt Asking for and being offered the full cooperation of. the board if directors. Allen said "with your support and that of the good people of our community and couny. I fe-1 c rfain we ll work Ccntinued on page 7 Hospital Asks \ oluntarv \dion Letter Appeal Promptness Sought An effort to rai.->e $45,000 to complet.t the S.uthsirie Commu nity Hospital is in progress Throurhou: the mne-county area on three fronts. Personal calls arc being made by special committees and the Junior Chamber of Com merce members throughout tie immediate area. Last Thursday 4.000 letters of appeal were s< ut to friends in tin <>url\ :hg c >ut:t.. s "'We hope and pray that the friends of the hospital represented by these letters v, til respond promptly ' said W. C Fitzpatrick general campaign chairman. "I know that each of them will wish to have a share in this under taking. "Due to lack of time, we are de pending upon this appeal by mail to many of our friends in the out lying area, and no persona! call will be made. We trust that you will voluntarily mail your con tribution to the hospital expan sion fund in the sell-arid’• >. ed envelope provided in the letter. The hospital needs your help large or small, in this campaign. Please mail your pledge cards todav.' h • said. Radio Appeal Special programs will be broad cast over Radio Station WFLO at 9:05 o'clock each morning Mon day through Friday of this week. • day morning, to be followed by Mr-. Bennett T Taylor, member of the hospital's board, on Tu s day Dr. H. C. Alexander presi dent of the medical staff, on Wed nesday! Jovph II James, arim ’ strator. on Thursday, and Vernon • Continued on page 7 2.000 \ISITORS inspected the new premise of First National Bank it Farmville during the open liouse last Thursday night. 1 his view is typical of the interested crowd, who visited the premises from 1.^0 to 10 p.m.