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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
"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 •
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.

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