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GRAHAM, N. C., FEB. 8, 1945
?Dhe regular meeting of the
PTA will not bs held tonight, but
will be postponed until next
?Phil S. Dixon, realitor, has
moved his offices from the Scott
Building, recently purchased by
Holt and Hughes, on West Hard
en street, to rooms over the Gra
ham Drug Company.
?Game Warden Vance Perry
reminds us that the hunting sea
son in Alamance and adjoining
counties will close on Saturday,
February 10. The closed season
will apply to all game birds and
?Joe Holmes and Ben Lee an
nounce the opening of the Fire
stone Home and Auto Supply, lo
cated at 21 Court. Square in Gra
ham. The store will be owned and
operated by the two men, both
experienced in auto suply busi
?The Red Cross Surgical
Dressing room located over the
Graham Drug Company is being
closed indefinitely. Mrs. Wm.
deR Scott, chairman of the room,
* asks that those who have smocks,
caps or other things in the rooms
to get them immediately, as the
rooms will probably be rented in
the near future.
? W. A. McAdams had a nar
row escaiie Saturday night, when
as he was closing his business
for the night and preparing to
cut through an alley to his auto
mobile parking place, a section of
the building above the alley gave
way and dropped several bricks
past the place where his head
would have been a few seconds
?Students of the Graham
School contributed to the March
of Dimes campaign a total of
$156.10, Principal W. A. Young
announces. The drive was begun
in the school on January 30, ?$d
was very successful, averaging a
contribution of about 18 cents
for each student in the school.
Dimes to dollars turned in were
gifts of the students themselves,
who were asked not to ask their
parents for the money, Mr.
Don Scott, Jr., ltoported Back At
Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Don E.
Scott received news last Sunday
week that their son, Pvt. Don E.
Scott, Jr., Army Air Corps, was
safe, and that lie returned to his
base in Italy on January 17, af
ter having been missing since
At Simmons-Lupton Hospital:
Sgt. and Mrs. T. E. William, Jr.,
of Burling;too announce the arriv
al of T. E. Jr., February 1.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Stuokey,
Route 4 announce the birth of a
son, Robert, Jr, February 1.
Pfo. and Mrs. Mark Spence an
nounce the birth of a son February
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Martin of
Graham announce the birth of a
daughter February 2.
Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Freeman of
Burlington announce the birth of
a daughter,Carol Sue, February 3.
To The Taxpayers
Listed below are the dates and
places where deputy collectors
will assist taxpayers in the filing
of 1944 income tax returns:
Feb, 19-20, Graham, Post Of
Feb. 21-22, Mebane, P. Office.
Feb. 23-24, Haw River, P. 0.
Feb. 26-27, Gibsonville, P. 0.
Feb..28, Ossipee, Mill.
March 1, Saxapahaw, Mill.
March 2, Burlington, May-Mc
March 3, Burl.. McEwen Ho
March 5, Burl., Mayfair Mill.
March 6, Burl., Piedmont Mill.
March 7, S'.vepeonville, Mill.
March 8-15 Burlington, P. O.
t Workers is a Michigan re*a
?i ery fired np a very low, false
door leading to the pay office.
? On it is inscribed, "Ten win
im learn to dark lower if yon dent
Boy a Bond."
Yobt War Bond
Mm America * **
L. H. Kemodle of Danville, Va.,
was a visitor in town on Mon
TVS Clio Owens fyom Cherry
Point, spent last week-end here
with his family.
Mrs. Harvey Auman and son,
Harvey. Jr., of Tfcomasville, are
visiting her sister, Mrs. J. L.
Miss Ann Jesnak, senior at
Woman's College, spent the
week-end with her mother, Mrs.
Miss Betty Cook, student at
Greensboro College, spent the
week-end with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. S. Cook.
Mrs. Lawrence R. Harris and
small son, Larrv, of Henderson,
were guests this week-end' of
ajor aul Mrs. J. J. Henderson.
Mrs. W. E. White who has
been spending the past few
months at her home in Morgan
ton, arrived last week to spend
some time at her home here.
Miss Marjorie Bason, a senior
it Woman's College, spent Wed
nesday and Thursday, following
mid-term examinations, with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wa'ter E.
Miss Cora Harden Stratford
returned to Woman's College on
Sunuay evening after spending
several days between mid-term
exams and the Spring semester,
it her home.
First Lieutenant Henry S. May
AAF, from Midland, Tex., visited
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Stratford
and Mr. and Mrs. Parke Strat
ford in Burlington for several
iays this week.
Miss Florence Moore, student
at Sacred Heart Academy, Bel
mont, accompanied by her room
mate, Miss Catherine Mooney of
Lenoir, spent the week-end at her
nome with her mother, Mrs. H.
Flight Officer Robert Howard.
AAC, visited in the homes of Mr.
and Mrs. John B. Stratford and
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Wrike, dur
ing the week-end, en route to his
home in Philadelphia, and to
Westover Field, Mass.
Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Don E.
Scott returned to Richmond, on
Sunuay ofternoon after spend
ing several days here at their
home. They were accompanied to
Raleigh by Miss Dorothy Ruffin
who was their guest here on Sat
Killed In Action
Staff Sgt. Alson C. (Pete)
Smith, Jr., son of A. C. Smith of
Burlington, route 6, was killed in
action in France, December 14,
according to recent information
from the War Department.
Sgt. Smith entered the Army
June 8,1942, going overseas in
April of last year. He is survived
by his father, four sisters, and
seven brothers, two of which are
in the service.
Braxton Brothers Reported
Wounded In Action.
In separate War Department
messages received last week, Mr.
and Mrs. E.A. Braxton, of 260
Banks street, were notified that
two of their sons had been wound
ed in notion in the European the
ater. Sgt. Donnell Braxton was re
ported seriously wounded in
France on January 17, and the
second message stated that Pvt.
Everett A. Braxton, Jr., received
slight wounds on active duty
somewherb in Luxembourg on
Shortley after the government
message, a letter was reoelved
from Sgt. Braxton, telling bis
parents that he was in an army
hospital in France suffering from
shoulder and arm shrapnel
wonnds. Sgt. Braxton entered the
infantry in October, 1942, over
seas in September, 1944.
Pvt. Braxton, husband of Mrs.
Essie B. Braxton, was a member
of the engineers. He trained at
Camp Blanding, Fla., after June,
1944, and was sent to oversea duty
in December of last year.
Larger Fruit and Nut Crop.
The total value of North Caro
lina's fruit and nut crop in 1944
was placed at $12,674,000, 60 per
cent over 1943, by the Statistics
Division of the State Department
Peaches and apples accounted
for $9,000,000 of the total in 1944,
but the value of these crops in
1943 was only $2,318,000.
According to release, the State
commercial peach crop last season
was 2,698,000 bushels, while that
of apples was 1,783.000 bushels.
The State's pecan crop was val
ued at $2,133,000; and grapes at
McBride Holt Passes *
McBride Holt, 84, t'ied at 9:30
Tuesday evening in Alamance
General Hospital. He had been ill
for more than a year. He i3 sur
vived by one sou, P. A. Holt, of
here; one grandson, James Mc
Bride Holt, and a great-grand
daughter. He was twice married,
first to the former Etta Tiate
and later to the former Jessie
Denny, neither of whom survive.
He was connected with L. Banks
Holt Manufacturing company for
52 years and vice president at
the time of his retirement.
Mr. Holt organized the Provi
dence Memorial association, was
a Presbyterian church elder, past
grand master of Knights of Py
thias and a member of Thomas
M. Holt Masonic lodge here.
For a number of years Mr.
Holt has been Government rain
fall recorder for this community.
Funeral rites will be conducted
at the First Presbyterian church
by the pastor, Dr. E. N. Cald
well, at 8 o'clock this afternoon.
Interment will be in the Lenwood
Christian Church Property To Be
Used As Community House
Through the forsight and gen
erosity of the few remaning
members of the Graham Chris
tian church organization, th.s
property has been given, through
the Graham Civic council to the
Town of Graham as a Communi
Recognizing the immediate
and urgent need for a place of
meeting for organizations of the
town and the young people's ac
tivities, Mr. and Mrs. M. R.
Rives, Miss Mary Worslev Rives,
Major and Mrs. John J. Hender
son and Mr. and Mrs. John B.
Stratford, members of the church
group agreed and extended the
building and grounds to be used
by the community as a center and
In loving memory of the;r par
ents and grand-parents, who or
ganized and supported the or gin
al organization, this group feels
they are commemorating in a
lasting and fitting memorial to
their loved ones.
This valuable property i3 cen
trally located. It is two blocks
from the court house on North
Main street. The building is
usable at this time for a meeting
place for organizations ana
space for many activities, (t hr
many possibilities for expansion
and development and is a valu
able asset to the community.
Already the Charter has been
granted. Tuesday night a group
representing the eleven working
organizations of the town met
and elected a representative
Board of Directors. This com
munity center will become active
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Burke oi
Graham, route 2, announce the
marriage of their daughter, Ruth
Pike, to William James Crab
tree, Petty Officer First Class,
United States Naval Reserve, son
of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Crabtree,
Chapel Hill, N. C.
The wedding took place Friday,
January 19, at 7 o'clock hi the
evening, at the home of the of
ficiating minister, Rev. W. C. Ad
kinson of the Swepsonville Bap
tist church pastor of bride. The
double ring ceremony was used
Only close friends and^helatives
attended the private ceremony.
The bride is a grauuate of
Alexander-Wilson High School
and attended Burlington Busi
ness college. She now holds a
position in the planning Depart
ment of Virginia Mills, Inc.
Petty Officer Crabtree re
ceived his education in Chapel
Hill and is stat'ored with the
Aviation Naval department at
Creeus, Norfolk, Va.
For the present, the bride will
remain with her parent.
This is s family war. Pot
I y oar War BoDd buying through
M the payroll savings plan on a
fnL- family plan, which means if
JL ore It oat yourself.
BABY CHICKS??7.75 hundred np.
IP YOU want to get married, write
Box 161. Jullaet'a. Idaho Send stamp.
A Good Place To Meet
A Better Place To Eat
ORAHAM. N. O.
Simon Jarrell, 59, died at his
home here Wednesday, iie is
survived by his wife. Mrs. Oilie
Jarrell, and three daughters.
Funeral will be held Sunday
afternoon at the First Presby
terian church. Dr. E. N. Caldwell,
pastor, and Rev. Guy S. Cain will
be in charge. Interment in Pine
L. F. Apple, 83, of Burlington,
route 4, died Monday morning at
the home of his son, Euell Apple.
Funeral was held at Bethlehem
Christian church yesterday af
ternoon at 4:30, with burial in
the church cemetery. He is sur
vived by three daughters, four
sons, 25 grandchildren, and 13
A. E. Patterson, 71, prominent
Alamance farmer of the Altama
haw community, died last night
at his home. He had been in fail
ing health for six years and cri
tically ill for two weeks.
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Mary E. Patterson, six
daughters, four sons, 24 grand
children and 4 great grandchil
Funeral rites will be conducted
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock
from the Bethlehem Christian
church by the pastor. Rev. G. C.
Crutchfield. Burial in the church
Funeral rites for Donna Marie
Neal, 10 year old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. 0. M. Neal of Bur
lington, was held Tuesday after
noon at the home of an aunt, Mrs.
R. F. Baynes. Burial was in Pine
The child died Saturday eve
ning following an illness of three
days. She is survived by her par
ents, one sister, one brother, and
a maternal grandmother, Mrs.
Laura Neal, of High Point.
Mrs. Martha Rice Simmons,
>9, died suddenly at her home on
route 2, Elon College, Sunday
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morning at 10 o'clock. She had
been in declining health for two
years, but death was not expect
ed. A native of Caswell county,
she was the wife of E. L. Sim
The funeral was conducted at
Bush Arbor Primitive Baptist
church, Tuesday afternoon at
2:30, by Elders W. Curry King,
A. B. Barham and Ernest Oakley.
Burial was in the church ceme
Surviving in addition to her
husband, are six daughters^ one
half-brother, and 31 grandchil- :
Mrs. Lonnie I-ong Hart, 62,
if Burlington, died last night at
1:30 at her home. She had been
II for about four months.
? Surviving ?.re her husband,
Viley M. Hart, two sisters, two
brothers and one half-brother.
Funeral will be conducted from
the Rich ft Thompson chapel
Friday at 8:80 by Rev. A.D.
Kinnett, assisted by Rev. J,H.
Waugh. Interment will be in Ptae
Hill cemetery. '
NOW OPEN I j
The Ideal Beauty Shop
GRAHAM, N. C
$1.00 Off On All remanents
Specializing in all types of Permanents?Machine,
Machineless and Cold Wave.
The Ideal Beauty Shop
Over Graham Soda Shop
MRS. AMANDA B. WALKER Phone 2847-W
Is What They Can't Get Enough Of
The Navy is at sea most of the time but when
it comes to a refreshing enery-giving beverage they
know where they stand . . . Yes, milk is tope with
the Navy because it's so rich in required vitamins
and proteins?so delicious to drink. Serve it regu
larly at all meals?between meals too. We deliver!
PHOXE 1600 BURLtWGTON, N. C.
You'll see him along the track in rain and
heat and cold.
His strong hand wields a hammer, holds
the throttle, waves a lantern.
He's "worlrin' on the railroad"... in abope
and yards and roundhouses ... on trains
and in stations and offices.
He's the "iron man" of railroading?and
without his help, the "iron horse" could
never have hauled its record wartime loads.
Together, the iron horse and the iron man
took on a major share of America's emer
gency transportation burden.
They're seeing it through, too. All of the
45,000 men and women of the Southern
Railway System are handling tougher,
heavier jobs than ever before. Handling
them cheerfully?because they know that
their work helps speed the day of Victory,
and the coming era of peace and prosperity
for the whole Southland.
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