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The Farmville Herald
AND FARMER-LEADER VOLUME 66 Hooot for Pcel«nt FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1957 “B!.ebS&’iwT NO. 61 Prime Edward Day: Sidelights Ee,r Saturday l our ('onfederate,( oJonial Delies Displayed At Hotel Here Sidelights may w 11 be high light ' Saturday during the Pnv.ee Edward county day tour. Starting from Farm-ill- wish stops at Longwood Colic: .• and Randolph house, the tour w: : in clude stops at Lockett hou.v. Sand River and Old Briery churches, the old debtor's prison at Worsham. Hampden-Sydn y College and Longwood estate At Longwood alumnae house, the Lee-Grant bed. which the two generals were supposed to have used on successive nights, will be on display. Other artifacts connected with Lee and Grant will be displayed at Randolph house. They include the desk from which Grant open ed the correspondence with Lee which eventually led to the sur render. Sabers, bullets, artillery shells and other battlefield souvenirs from the Sayler's Creek area will be shown at Lockett house by Mr. and Mrs. John Garnett. At the colonial debtor's prison, restored by the local chapter of the Association for the Preserva tion of Virginia Antiquities, stocks will show the old form of incar ceration. Ham pd-n-Sydney Coll-re li brary will have a display of old books and manuscripts connect d with the history of the college College Presbyterian church will also be open, and those making the tour will be entertained at a coffee hour between 10 a. rn. and 12 noon at Middlecourt. the home of the college president. Lunches will be available in the Patrick Henry room at the college. Climax of the tour will be the Longwood College May day page ant. to be presented at Lone wood estate at 3 p. in. Following the tour theme, which is Prince Ed ward's contribution to the James town commemoration, the pageant will portray events of the years between 1607 and 1619. A band concert will follow, and punch will be served at Longwood house to those making the tour. Directions and tour folders will be available at each stop along the tour, which is sponsored by he APVA and Longwood Garden club. Hake Sale Saturday A baked poods '■ale will be held at The Floor Shop Saturday, be ginning at 8:30 a. m. The sale is sponsored by the Business and Professional Wo mens club. FARMVILLE GIRL SCOUTS Carolyn Fischer, Aurelia Covington, Susie Jane Witt and .Marilyn Gresham check the materials that they will use Saturday when they conduct a cancer tag day from 10 a.m to 1:30 p.m. I’rince Edward's goal for the cancer crusade is $1600. Norfolk Manufacturer Speaks Sees In dust ry-Ed i i ca l i o n Team work \ital in Today's Scientific Stress Industry and education have a major problem in meeting the needs of a fast moving, scientific world, A. K. Scribner, president of Virginia Smelting Company, of South Norfolk, and president of the Virginia Educators and Manu facturers Association, told a con ference of local educators and man;;: . .-•• m luncheon Mon day. 7 !;'• d> mand for scinetists and t( rhnically framed people in in dustry is increasing, which means that schools and colleges are hard put to supply the demand Indus trialist and educators must co operate to solve the problem. Mr. ; Scribner said. The Virginia Manufacturers Association is attacking the prob lem through annual essay con tests to interest young people in Evangelist Steele To Hold Services At Tuggle Church Tommy Steele, evangelist, of Raleigh. N. C., will hold a week of special services May ti through 11 at Tuggle Community Church. Services will begin at 7:45 p.m. The evangelist has a radio pro gram of morning devotions which can be heard each morning at 7:15 over WSVS. There will be special music each night during the services including solos by Billy Gibson and Lucille and Peggy Gee. of Farmville. and Mrs. J mir\ Phaup. of Buckingham Sam Mottloy. of Farmville. will be accompanist. icience; conducting safety schools, and organizing management-edu cators conferences, lie said. Federal aid to schools is not the answer, he said, and advocated local control and support of school systems. Federal aid in areas where governmental operations have imposed insurmountable bur dens upon the local facilities, such as Norfolk and Newport News, is leasable, and then only for con struction of buildings. Industry needs college-trained people with a liberal arts broad base of education. Specialists can be trained for the work, but think ing scientists will be in demand more and more. Industry and education must cooperate to provide more teach ers of science in elementary and college levels. Scribner said. In dustry support of independent liberal arts colleges in Virginia; pay increases for teachers to hold them in education to train fu ture employees for industry, and employment of science teacheis during summer vacation by indus try are other areas of fruitful in dustry-education coopertion, he pointed out. T A Allen, superintendent of Craddock-Terry shoe Corporation, was elected chairman of the Farmville district group. Other of ficers are W. H. King, of Burke ville Veneer Co., vice-chairman, and A C. Brown, manager Virginia Electric & Power Co., secretary. Among guests at the confer ence were Dr. Joseph Robert, pre sident of Hampden-Sydney Col lege. and principals of high schools in this district. Stone Down 1 ml Live! Speed tinier Now In Operation H ithin Corporate Limits Automobile speed will be electri cally tuned in the town of Farm ville. That is the warning carried bv signs on each of the main roads leading into Farmville. The purcl ase1 timing device was authorized by the town council two months ago. as a means of making Farmville a safo- place to live. “We don't intend to make Farm ville a 'speed trap' ". said Otto S. Overton. Farmville police chief. “Our only objective is to keep the cars at a safe and reasonable speed " Overton pointed out that the speed 1 mit in Farmville is 25 miles per hour, except at school zones and other places that are marked. In testing the new equipment Wednesday morning police officials demonstrated that the timing device mcasuies the speed if automobiles exactly The first five cars that drove by the check zone on First avenue at Edmonds street indicated two speeders, and three well within the law. The top speed hit 47 mph. and that person would have been given a ticket if the signs had been posted. The signs have been posted at the entrances to the town and Overton said the machine will go into of ficial operation immediately. The mechanics of the timing de vice are simple. Two electric wires are strung across the road 88 feet apart The wires arc run to tiic machine which can br as much as a block or so away One police officer operates the machine, while another either wines down the approaching speeder or pulls in behind him and stops him with thr police siren The machine can measure the speed of automobiles traveling in either lar.e up or down the street. It keeps a permanent record of the speed until it is reset. The system is fool-proof as far as the local angles are concerned. One of the best feature, of the machine is its portability. It can be moved from street to street without much trouble. Overton said that the machine would seldom be used at the same location, but would be tried on as many streets as possible. "Again." said the husky police chief. I would like to emphasize that we are not out trying to 'catch' people Our only aim is to make Farmville accident-free and a safe place for our citizens to live." EOS ICE ( HIEK OTTO S. OVERTON takes a reading on the ( V tiic > peed timer, while Officer K. R, Haw kins sits in the patrol far to Slop speeders. Notice the roll of twine at lower left. This can be unwound to any length to remove the machine from the spot where the wires, cross, the street. Cancer Tag Day Planned Saturday By Local Girl Scouts Farmville Girl Scouts will con duct a cancer tag day Saturday downtown and in their own neighborhoods. They will solicit funds for the American Cancer Society from 10 a. m. to 1 30 p. m. Prince Edward's goal for the cancer crusade is $1600, to be used for local, state and national cancer cure and prevention pro grams. Members of local women's org anizations are working on the drive. William P. Hay, Jr , is chairman of the special gifts di vision, Mrs. Mabel Jones, tire res idential solicitations, and R. A. Wdmoth. the employees. Magisterial district chairmen are Miss Mary Dupuy, Hampden; Mis. Tucker Doyne. Farmville; Nelson Hix, Prospect; Mrs. W. A. Odom. Lockett, and William Dick erson. Buffalo. Cancer claimed 16 lives in Prince Edward county in 1956. Hospital Campaign In Full Swing; Reports Next Week A drive to raise $45,000 for completion of the Southside Hos pital building is now in full swing. Members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce are con ducting solicitations in and around Farmville. Returns are coming on each mail from friends of the hospital in the five-county area, and the special gifts com mittee is concluding its work. The final reports are expected next week. The first report meet ing of the Junior Chamber of Commerce members will be made on Friday night The special gifts eomr'j'tee will report again on Monday night. “Returns on the solicitations are gratifying, and with the re ports to be made in the next few days, we expect to reach at least 75 per cent of our goal. Friends in the outlying territory are urged to post, their gifts promptly as we wrh to close our campaign with in the coming week. " said W C. Fitzpatrick, general chairman. "I commend the voluntary work of the Jaycee members to you and trust that those upon whom they call will respond promptly and generously." he added. f < Advanced Music Students’ Recital Sunday Afternoon The Department of Music nf Ton a wood College will present a recital by three advanced students on Sunday afternoon. May 3, in Jar man Hall, to which the public is cordially invited. Vashti Gay Allen, of Newport News, will present a half recital in voice. She will be assisted by the duo-pianists Ann Hart and Elsie Wells, both of Richmond The program, which will start at four o'clock, is as follows: The first group, ot be sung by Miss Allen, is made up of "Tantosospirero." Ben cini: "Vittona. mio core". "Caris simi. La belle table est misc." "Provencal Noel." and “Jeune fil lette." Daiayrac, Miss Hart and Miss Wells will play the .Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg Miss Allen will follow with a Ger man group, made up of Drr Tod. das ist die kuhle Nacht." Brahms: “Verborgenhcit.” Wolf: and "Wid mung,” Schumman. and the aira. “O mio babbmo caro" from "Gianni Schiechi." by Puccini. The duo pianists will play the Sonata in B flat major, K. 338, by Mozart, and Miss Allen will complete the pro gram with "There shall be more joy." Nordhoff; “Sure on this shin ing night." Barber, and "Ah Love. but u ua,: by Bciiw.: Tax Increase Appears Certain; Supervisors Split On Source 25 New TB Board Members Elected Year’s Plans Outlined At Annual Meeting’ Souths de Tuberculosis associa tion directors heard plans for a four-point, program and a $16,751 budget Monday, and elected 25 new directors at their first annual meeting. The budget and a plan to de termine the extent of the TB problem in the nine-county area served by the association were ap prov'd at a quarterly meeting in March. Plans were also made for carrying out a community level progrem. developing the Christ mas seal sale and working with the board of directors, to be made up of 54 members, with each of the nine counties represented. New directors elected for a two year term were Amelia. W. R. Elam Mrs. Garland Moyer and Mis. R. Wheeler Watkins; Char lotte. Dr. R. D. Ailsworth; Appo mattox. Mrs. F F. Carr; Buck ingham. Dr. Margaret Penning ton and Mrs. Robert Giljiam Cumberland. E. Armstrong Smith: Nottoway. Mrs. W P. Hubbard and Mrs. S. W. Patterson; Pow hatan, Dr. Robert W. Bradley and Howard Clark, and Prince Edward. Dr. Ray A Moore. Jr. New directors elected for one year terms were Amelia, Mrs. Al bert Hillsman and Mrs. Wiley Paul: Appomattox, Mrs. C. W. uuaiev ana Mrs. u Martin. Jr : Buckingham. M. F. LeSueur; Ciiarlotte, Mrs. W. B. Ramsey; Cumberland. Mrs. James C. Rae; Nottoway, Mrs J. Frank Wilkin son; Powhatan. Mrs. B. S Brent and wy-att Sanders, and Prince Edward, J. V. Lewis and Mrs. R. M. Bradshaw. Re-elected to two year terms were Appomattox. Mrs. Joel W. Flood and Mrs. C. G. O'Brian; Buckingham Thomas B. Hall and George F. Harris; Charlotte. Mrs. Matthew Lyle. Mrs. Zillah Shafer and Mrs. Zena Jeffress; Cumber land. Mrs. Eric Robinson and Mrs. F A. Carter: Luenburg. Ma con Fears. Harry Wellons and Mrs. Lucy Morrison; Nottoway, Dr. Charles W. Scott and Dr. E. B. Harris: Powhatan. Mrs. E. 'Continued on page 2) NEW SOCTIISIDE TCBERCVLOSIS ASSOCIATION directors Mrs. Garland Moyer, of Amelia, and J. V. Lewis, of Prince Edward, point out dark spots on the sSouthside tuberculosis chart. Both of their counties and Charlotte have TB death rates ranking among the highest in the state in percentage of population. Appomattox. Cumberland and Powhatan fall in the middle group, and Bucking ham. Nottoway and Lunenburg have the lowest TB death rates. Massey Scholarship Given; Two Hundred Fifty Dollars An annual scholarship fo two hun dred and fifty dollars has been es tablished by Dr. and Mrs. Frank M. Ryburn. Jr., of Lubbock. Texas, in memory of the late Dr. James Buckner Massey, professor of Bible at Hampden-Sydney from 1919 until his death in 1952. The award, to be called “T h e James Buckner Massey Memorial Scholarship" is to be given each year to a "young man of ability, Christian character, and economic need,” starting with the 1957-58 session. Ministers' sons are to be given preference. In a letter to College Treasurer P. Tulane Atkinson. Dr. Ryburn. a member of the class of 1945, spoke of the reasons which had prompted him and his wife in this generous action: "Although we are living a long way from Hampden-Sydney, I cer FARMYILLE HIGH SCHOOL students, Josephine Crowder and Allan Dahl, won honors from the l niversitv of Virginia over the week end. Miss Crowder won first place in the portry reading divi sion of the state forensic meet held at the university, and Dahl receivrd an announcement that he had won a SI,400 scholarship to the university. Farmville High School Students Win Honors From University Of Virginia Honors fell on Farmville high school students this week end like shooting stars in August, with Charlottesville the center of the display. At the state forensic meet hold at the University of Virginia. Jo sephine Crowder, a Farmville jun ior, won first place in the poetry reading contest. The University also released an announcement of a $1,400 scholarship awarded to Allen Dahl. Farmville sentor. Reading Amy Lowell's 'Fat terns." Miss Crowder received a gold medal and a plaque for the high school. She first won the school competition, and then the district III contest, before win ning tire state award. She was coached by Mrs. Francis B. Sim kms. Farmville High School teacher, and David Wiley, head of Longwood College dramatics de partment. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Crowder, she eventually wants to teach at the high school level. She plans to major in either English or mathmatics at Long wood College. At the high school she is secre tary of Beta club, and secretary treasurer of the newly-organized Heart of Virginia Beta federation She is also historian of Tri-Hi-Y and Future Teachers of America Dahl's scholarship, the second University award to a FHS stu dent this year, is for $350 a year. It is renewable each year. The son of Mr. and Mrs Louis Dahl, lie plans to major in elec trical engineering at the Univers ity. During his first three years m high school, Dahl had a grade point average of 93.38. He is i a member of Beta club and the an nual staff and played on the i9o5 football teaih I tainly haven't forgotten the college and the many fine friends I ac quired while there. Since leaving in 1943 I have been deeply grateful many times for the type of educa tion and associations afforded me while there. "After leaving Hampden-Sydney I was in other educational institutions, and in none other was the student life fo as high calibre. As each year passes I am more convinced of the great importance of the training of college students in an , atmosphere of strong Christian in fluence. "One of the finest things that happened to me while there was the privilege of an acquaintance with Dr. Massey as well as attend ing his classes. It was apparent that he exerted in his humble man ner, ope of the strongest and most stabilizing influences on the campus. His life and influence personified the ideals of Hampden-Sydney College." Dr. Rvburn received his medical degree from the University of Vir gm'a in; 1948. He finished his resi j riency in Internal Medicine at Bay j lor University Hospital. Dallas, Texas, m June. 1955; and then I moved to Lubbock, where he is as sociated with Dr. Myron C Matti son in the practice of cardiology land internal medicine. Festival of Music* Will Conclude Il-SC Parents Day May 11 The Hampden-Sydney College : Glee club will present its annual Festival of Music on Saturday. May 11. at 8 p.m.. in Gammon Gym nasium on the campus. For the event the 65-voice Glee Club will join with the Mary Wash ington College Choir to present Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah." The Hampden-Sydney group is under the rii' ection of Dean T. Edward Craw ley. Four soloists from tho New York a:ra will be featured on the pro gram. Florence Manning, sopran; Robert Flak, bass; Charles Bless Icr. tenor; and Edwina Eustis. con i'alto. will s'ng the lead roles from the oratorio. Few Appear At Public Hearing On Tax Increase The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors split 3-3 on a motion to raise personal prop erty and real estate taxes 50 cents per $100 a evaluation and leave merchants capital tax unchanged. Supervisors Bruce. Carter and Dillon favored the increase in real estate and personal property tax but wanted no increase in merch ants capital tax. Supervisors Gates. Jenkins, and Vaughan favored an increase in merchants capital tax as well as personal property and real estate taxes. The board was unanimous in ,ts opinion that some increase would have to be made, and the deadlock concerned only the ource from which to get the ex tra revenue. Vaughan made the original mo tion that the proposed 50 cents increase and ten cents increase be made. Bruce marie a substitute motion to the effect that the ten cents merchants capital tax in crease not be made On a vote on the substitute mo ion the supervisors deadlocked Issue Will Return After considerable discussion. Chairman Carter suggested that 'he subject be left for the time being and be brought up again before the meeting ended, and a "tie-breaker” be brought, in if necessary to decide the issue Differences of opinion lunge on the fact that merchants already pay the equivalent of $3.50 and. even with the 50 cents increase, real estate would be only $3 40. One group feels that equal taxes should be levied and the other group points out that there is a a.lference in the wav of assess ment, and manner of collecting the two different kinds of tax. The ten cents increase in merchants capital will amount to about $2,000 and the 50 cents In crease in reaV estate and personal property will increase revenues approximately $55,000. Public Asks Economy Six persons appeared at the Circuit Court Room Thursday morning to express their views on the proposed tax increases. Board Chairman Edward A. Carter explained that “expendi tures are exceeding the income," and the supervisors are proposing a tax increase to keep the budget m balance. The proposed tax in crease includes a 50 cents in crease per $100 on personal prop erty and real estate and ten cents increase on merchants capital. Carter explained that the coun ty will have a deficit of $23,000 at the end of the current year and will need $31,000 additional to balance the budg'd for the coming year. The pioposed in creases iti tax rates would be suf ficient to balance the budget. Carter said. Roy Coleman of Green Bay asked what caused the deficit, and observed that he thought more economy was needed on the local level. Ray Routt of Darlington Heights commented that som ■> of the people and groups asking, for money should be told "no" for a change and that expenditures should be cut in line with county Revenue income. R. E. Jenkins of near Burkc villo suggested that the supervis ors find some other source of in come than'taxing real estate. He said that the tax on farms now . s more than the entire farm (Continued on page 2) Plans Mode To Receive 200 Presbytery’s Senior High Fellowship Youths To Rally At College Church Preparations are being made for 2!)0 young people expected to attend the Spring Rally of the Senior High Fellowship of West Hanover Presbytery Sunday aft ernoon at College Church. Hamp den-Sydney. Miss Marion Wilcox. Presbyter ian missionary at Taiwan, now on furlough, will give the inspira tional address to' the older high school youths from the 81-church regional area. A registration period from two to three o'clock will be followed by the formal program, including Mi'S Wilcox's talk and the elec tion of Presbytery officers. The rally will conclude with a supper prepared by the host church. Tiie Rev. Charles Hughes, of Ringgold, and Mrs. J. W. Wliit tod. of Hampden-Sydney. are ad visors to the young peoples group. Three young people in this area are among officers and leaders .lie Fellov._J.up . oi'i—cujtur.. Margayette spencer, of Farmvtlii is vice'moderator. Barkley Wood ward. also of Farmville. is treas urer. and Marjorie Garnett, of Rice, is chairman of the Faith Commission. The Rally will be the first gathering of the group since the recent geographical re-grouping of Presbyteries. Hanbury Initiated. Lions Plan for Ladies Farmville Lions have welcom ed Blanton Hanbury as a nev member, and designated May 17 as ladies’ night. During their last luncheon meeting, members were given a report of the Route 15 tree-planting project, to w hi c h they contributed, indicating 85 trees added this spring. The new trees included G4 do-, uoodr 17 redbuds, two pm oaks aid tv.c white lmes.