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THE DANBURY REPORTER.
STATE AND COUNTY OFFI
CERS STOP GEORGE MABE'S
CAR DRIVER PUT UNDER
$150.00 BOND BY JUSTICE
CLAIM OFFICERS SHOT
THEIR TIRE DOWN—A SAT
URDAY NIGIIT EXCITING
, While passing Dr. Ncal's resi
dence in Walnut Cove late Satur
day evening George Mabe, Chal
Mabe and Max Mabe were over
taken by State Patrolman Co
man and Deputy Sheriff Everett
Wagner who chased them a short
distance west of J. H. Fulton's
store in the direction of German
At that point the Mabes' front
right tire went down, and they
were arrested by the officers in
pursuit who brought them before
Judge Campbell at Danbury.
George Mabe, the driver, was
placed under a bond of $150.00
for a hearing.
The Mabes claimed they were
not making over 60 and that in
violation of the law their tire
was punctured with a bullet. The
officers claimed they did not
shoot at the tires, or shot up
wards. While here Mechanic
Frank Lawson found a battered
bullet in the inner tube of the
tire, which was a new one. The
driver says he put on the tire
first time Saturday morning at
It was calculated by some per
sons that as the Mabes admitted
the officers never passed them,
that it would have been impossi
ble to shoot a bullet into the
right front tire. But Walnut
Cove citizens say the shot was
fired as the fleeing car rounded
the sharp right street corner at
Abe Mabe, a former citizen of
the Danbury community, left his
home at Ellerbe, Richmond coun
ty, early Saturday morning ac-
Otffnpanied by his mother, his
son George, and Mr. and Mrs.
Alton Gatewood. They came on
a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Leff Mabe
and family at Meadows, Stokes
county, reaching that place in the
Shortly before night George
Mabe and two sons of Leff Mabe
—Chal and Max —took the car
and started on a trip to Winston-
Salem. When near Dr. Neal'a,
in the suburbs of Walnut Cove,
they passed the car of the offi
cers, as above stated, and were
chased through Walnut Cove.
The affair created considerable
interest in Danbury and Walnut
Cove, as the question was dis
cussed as to whether officers had
a right to shoot down the tires
of a car without evidence of law
violation. The Mabes contend
that practically nobody observes
the speed laws, and that they
were not driving faster than
hundreds of others drive daily;
that .they were not drinking and
had no intention ot violating any
Cephas N. Christian
Dies At Mocksville
Cephas Newton Christian, 74,
widely known citizen of Mocks
ville, died Monday night at his
home after an extended illness.
He was born in Surry county, son
of WiJHam Christian and Sarah
Lewis Christian. For 36 yearn
he was superintendent of Cale
donia prison farm. He was a
member of the Mocksville Bap
He was first married to Miss
Lena Rich, of Mocksville, and
two children were born to this
[union, Mrs. E. W. Brokenbrough
and Cephas N. Christian, Jr., of
Lynchburg, Va., and Miami, Fla.,
both of whom survive. The first
Mrs. Christian died some years
ago, and his second marriage was
to Mrs. Ida Hunt Yates, of
Mocksville, who survives. Also
surviving are three grandchild
ren, three brothers, S. C. Chris
tian and Will Christian, of West
field, and C. W. Christian, of
Hillsboro, Tex., and three step
sons, J. A. Yates, of Phillippine
Islands, Dr. Richard Yates, of
Douglas, Ga*, and Hanes Yates,
Funeral services will be at
the home at 11 o'clock, with Rev.
J. H. Fulghum and Rev. E. J.
Harbison officiating. Burial will
be with Masonic honors in Rose
and Home Coming
Mt. Airy, May 17.
Simmons reunion and home
coming day will be celebrated at
Hollow Springs church on Sun
day, May 30, beginning at 10
Hollow Springs is situated 3 1-2
miles couth of Mount Airy.
The program will consist of
singing by various quartettes,
a reading of the Simmons rela
tionships and history, and preach
ing. Also short talks by different
ministers and laymen.
Everybody is cjbrdially invited
to come and have a good time.
J. A. S.
Results of last Saturday's games:
Walnut Cove 14; Rosebud 20
Germanton 7; Francisco 5
King 0; Sandy Ridge 9
Standings: Won Lost Pet.
Rosebud 2 0 1000
Meadows 2 0 1000
Germanton 1 1 500
Sandy Ridge 1 1 500
Francisco 0 1 000
Danbury 0 1 000
Walnut Cove 0 2 000
NEXT SATURDAY'S 'GAMES
Danbury at Rosebud.
Germanton at King.
Francisco at Sandy Ridge.
Meadows at Walnut Cove.
law, and were only going on a
Saturday (evening pleasure jaunty
to Winston-Salem when they
were subjected to indignities
which they did not deserve.
Danbury, N. C., Thursday, May 20, 1937
FOR STOKES BOYS
PRIZE ONE MONTH'S SUMMER
VACATION OFFERED W.
A. NEAL OF WALNUT COVE,
—DR. IIELS \BECK GIVES
Opportunity to £■ cure Uncle
Stem's piize one month summer
vacation at the Citizen's Mil
itary Camp, which is to be held
.it Fort Bragg, N. C., the largest
jArtilery Post in the United
States, from August 3rd to Sep
tember 1, 1937, will be lost to
boys of Stokes County unless
they enroll quickly, according to
information received from Gen
eral Manus McCloskcy, the Com
manding General of Fort Eragg.
Camp lUc featured by military
drill under experienced regular
army instructors is the main at
traction in the r.ornings, while
the afternoons are devoted to
athletics and swimming. Disci
pline is strict, but fair and sym
pathetic. During the evenings
there is the motion pictures to
attend and occasionally a dance
is given which is supervised by
the Camp Hostess. On Sundays
a church parade to divine ser
vice is the regular order. One
, day of the camp each year is set
. aside as visitor's day, on which
occasion an invitation is extended
jt o the friends and relatives of
! those in training to visit them in
camp and eat a meal with them.
Attendance at the camp is en
tirely free since all expenses are
i paid by the Government, includ
ing railroad fare to and from
I camp. No boy who enrolls for
| the camp obligates himself for
any future military service. On
ly a few applications have been
; received from Stokes Countv
i which has a quota of S un'ess lo
cal youths act quickly in applying
I for enrollment, the vacancies re
' maining in the county will be fill
ed by surplus applicants from
Mr. W. A. Nea!, Walnut Cove,
N. C. is the county representa
tive fo r Stokes county. Prospec
tive applicants may write direct
to the C. M. T. C. Office at Fort
Bragg for any information they
desire or apply to the county re
Doctor C. J. Helsabeck, Wal
nut Cove, N. C. has volunteered
to give Stokes County candidates
the required physical examina
tion free of charge.
New Highway Opensy
Traffic is now allowed to use
the lower stretch of the new
Mount Airy-Winston-Salem high
way that leads through King.
Paving 0 n the upper stretch is
expected to reach the Pinnacle
sector within a short time.
The lower section of the road
was completed about two weeks
ago, except for grading work on
the shoulders, and it is under
stood that the highway will be
ready for travel within a few
CCC CAMP FIGHT
"SMOKY" McLANE USES Ills!
KNIFE ON lit BERT BURG
ESS AND THEN HIES BACK
TO H!S FLORIDA HOME—
SEVENTEEN STITCHES FOR
HUBERT FRACAS GREW
OUT OF GIRL AFFAIR.
Paul M Lane, nicknamed
"Smoky," used his knife on his;
companion Hubert Burg.ss early
I Monday at the CCC camp. The
Burgess boy was clashed rather
seriously in the back with several
ga3hes, so that about seventeen
stitches weie required tc close
up his wounds. He is getting i
along fairly well, it is reported, j
Immediately after the affray l
young McLane left, possibly re
turning to his Florida home un
der an "administrative dis
It appears the cutting resulted
from a girl affair in the neigh
borhood. While a crowd of the
boys were congregated on the
campus, "Smoky" was teased by
Burgess. As the latter's back
was turned, he was stabbed sev
Sandy Ridge News
Sandy Ridge, May 18.—Sandy
Ridge school came to a close
Saturday after a very successful
(year. The baccalaureate sermon
' was preached Sunday, May 9th,
by Rev. Edward C. Helmick. j
Class night exercises were given'
Thursday night. This was fol
lowed by the annual play on Fri- '
Saturday the Recitation and
Declamation contest was he! 1
with Vera Carter and Beverly
Ha vkins winners.
Dr. P. E. Lindley or Hi-.',
Point College gave the addres ••
to the senior class. Supt. J. C.
Cr'.ison presented the senior.-:
with their diplomas.
After a picnic lunch the 7th
grade gave an interesting pro-,
Medals were presented to the
following: Best all round—Marie
■ Stovall; oftiaenship—Doris Amos
Martin; debating—lvan Haw
kns; scholarship—Edfia Law
! fence; excellent bus driving—
I Willard Joyce and Ulric Handy.
Seventh grade medal winners |
were Polly Vernon and Willie I
Thomas Spencer, Polloy Vernon
having already won the county
Principal E. M. Macon an
nounces that at a meeting of the
school committee all teachers
except one were recommended
and re-elected. However, Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Brown have re
signed to accept a promotion.
On Friday night of this week
May 21st, "The Tobacco Tags"
will present a program in the
school auditorium. On the fol
lowing Thursday night, May 27,
The Monroe Brothers will pre
sent a program.
John L. Christian was in town
fro m Pinnacle Wednesday.
Bank of Mt. Airy
Over SIOO,OOO in much-depre
dated assets of the defunct Bank
of Mount Airy, offered for sal
at public auction Tuesday,
brought a total of $1,825,
ihan 2 per cent, of their par oi j
bo(>k value. Tliey were purchas-:
ej by D. C. Lewis, oi -Ml. Airy.
While tlie purchase price ofj
j viie ass-ts, which included vm-j
!ious notes, judgments, and oihor
accounts, was very small it was
unde;stood that only a part oi
the paper would be collectible
and the bank liquidators appear
ed satisfied with the purchase
Harold G. Myriek, assistant
liquidator, stated that he would
ask the superior court to approve'
the purchase unless an upset b:
Pouring Cement O 111
Hanging Rock Lake
Dam Park Men la
Town Last Night.
The work of pouring cement '
on the Hanging Rock park lakej
dam began today. When com
pleted this lake will cover 12 1
acres, and will be 30 feet deep in
places. It is situated near the
Leander Bennett place in the flat
lands between Hanging Rock
and Moore's Knob.
A number of the park service
men were in town last night, to
jwit: Superintendent W. D. Toy,
Capt. F. E. Walker, forester; R.
S. Armond, architect; J. Van
R. S. Armond with Mrs. Ar
mond is occupying apartment •>
'••■ re at the home of Mr. and'
Mrs. N. E. Wall.
Capt. Walkrr is an es se: vie
;t i, and led the Ml. Airy com
i ny in the world war.
Lawsonville, May 18. The
I Lawsonville school, after getting
off to a late start last fall, closes
for the year on the 29th. The
elementary Operetta was given
about three weeks ago to one of
the largest audiences ever as
sembled in the auditorium. Large
crowds are expected for the re
. maining programs which are list
Sunday night, May 23, 8:00 P.
M., sermon by the Rev. Houck,
pastor of the Methodist church
Thursday night, May 27 th,
commencement play entitled "Al
ways in Trouble," and Friday
night, May 28th, class day and
graduation exercises. All patrons
and friends of the school are in
vited to come out for these pro
grams and a welcome can be as
Extensive repairs and remodel
ings are being made to the Hum
phreys residence here, which is
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. G. E.
SEVERAL THOI'SAM) PEO
PLE IN ATVLNDWCE OX
SUNDAY AT "ASSOCIATION"
UEOKCi V. PREACHERS
PRESLNI MW KIND
J OF SINGING ttIKCII SOME
Or VilL OLii l.'N' KS liH»N"£
I The P:in:..i Baptists he*!.?
one of their rtgula: "Associa
tions ' at F!a; shoal Saturday,
Sunday a'vJ Monday.
! Oil Sunday tlu* crowd ia at
tendance was estimated from
3,000 to 10,000. It was hard to
| count the automobiles, there were
so many of them par kid up and
the road, in the adjacent
fi .. .j throughout the woods.
es'-ntative of the Repor
ter was told by conservative
guessers that there were at
; least a thousand cars and trucks,
'and counting five passengers to
' the vehicle, as an average, this
'would give you 5,00 ft persons,
j But some people estimated the
conveyances at 2,000.
| However, it is certain that
several thousand people attended,
and there v. as fine hospitality ex
tended the visitors by the good
people of the Flaishcal section,
! with plenty of fried chicken,
ham, beef, pickles, cakes, and all
; kinds of good things to eat,
| which is characteristic of lh.*
There were possibly -!0 preach
ers present, many of th.ni
j speaking or testifying. The Re
porter is inforr.KJ i!;:t". a l, v.
I five G .orgia preachers, with s v
eral Georgia ladies, were in at
tendance. sponsored by Dr. Jr.;
I well of Sandy Ridge, r. S ■
( Biipti.-;: i>- ,i> !i r who is a r .ti. .;
Those faj« Sy.n! rn«.r.*s t hi;
;R* P«r;er i..an v, . s ad\ is* ! iii
i, , .
lroi-..:cea t,-.j.*iie innovation:: wnicli
were not particularly phasing
to some of our home Baptists.
One of these new kinks was tho
singing of new songs by note,
not in the olj Amazing Grace
style. As one good sister remark
ed, "they sang just like the
The Stokes county Baptists,
' who are among the best and
solidest of our Stokes citizen
ship do not take quickly on to
new fangled ways. They believe
in their old-time forms of wor*
ship, and their old-time line-out
methods of singing from their
Flatshoal church is
aboui. 3 miles south-west of Dan
bury, and is a time-honored place
of worship for the Primitive
A Beautiful Home.
The new residence of Mr. and
Mrs. J. Fred Gerner, being con
structed here, will contain eight
rooms. It is of a colonial type of
' architecture, and will be excep
tionally attractive when complet