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THE DANBURY REPORTER.
MRS. D. C. KIRBY
LADIES OF THE FINE ARTS
ORGANIZATION HOLD IN
' IDSTOKY OF DANBURY RE
Mrs. Dallas C. Kirby was hos
tess to tlic Fine Arts Club Thurs
day afternoon at her ho:rc jj the
"Old Inn" apartments-
The Kirby house was decorated
for the occasion with Iris, rhod
odendron and mountain laurel.
The "Woman's Club Hymn"
was the opening of the business
session with Mrs. Robah Smith,
The minutes of last meeting
and treasurer's report were read
The year books were distribu
ted and a regime of the "Golden
Jubilee Convention" was given by
the club's delegate, Mrs. Dallas
"Stokes County Today and j
Yesterday" was the theme around
which a most interesting and in-!
structive program was given by
daughters and granddaughters of
pioneer settlers of Stokes county.
(1.) The Historical Background i
of Stokes County, Danbury—Miss i
(2.) Origin of the Pine "Arts.
Club —Mrs. R- R. King.
(3.) Solo —Anne Wall, accom-!
panied by Miss Mary Taylor
(4.) One-hundred year-oldj
poem, "Danbury"—Mrs. T C. I
Mrs. King told how a group of
women wished to improve the
Cultural life and also beautify the
little village of Danbury got to
gether and formed the Fine Arts
Club- Miss Grace Taylor traced
the county from the original
grant from King George II of
England to the present time.
Many interesting facts were
told that embrace the lives and
living in Danbury today.
Miss Taylor showed that a
great deiJ of time, study and re
search had been given to prepare
her address and her manner and
enthusiasm in which she gave
her talk made it the more inter
Anne Wall, the nine-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N- Earl
Wall, and granddaughter of Mr
and Mrs. H. M. Toyce, sang "I
Love You Truly" with all the
poise and charm of a rising
Mrs. Tom Cofer read a poem
about Danbury, "Sitting On a
Hill" said to be 100 years old.
The author is unknown-
Mrs. Kirby's home was a suit
able place to hold a historical
meeting about Danbury, as it
WW the original Old Taylor Inn,
noted for the many celebrated
guests that were sheltered there
During the social hour an orig
fap) contest was given with Mrs-
It R. King receiving an antique,
a-historical plate for her skill as
Mrs. A. J■ Ellington, milk glass
Former Governor Lan
don Appeals For Sup
port of Red Cross War
Washington, D. C., May 24.
An appeal to the public to contri
bute to the $10,000,000 Red Cross
war relief fund "to meet the
needs which are each day increas
ing with frightful rapidity," was
issued today by former Governor
Alfred M. Landon of Kansas.
Governor London's statement was
released by the St. Louis office of
the American Red Cross.
The appeal follows:
"Since the outbreak of hostili
ties in Europe, the American peo
ple have received the news of
each major war development with
growing concern. Methods em
ployed by invading armies have
reduced millions of noncombatants
to destitution. In this war the
firing is no longer confined to the
front lines. Bombs rain death
upon whole civilian populations
with terrifying regularity. Inno
cent men, women and children, in
cluding the aged and sick, find
I themselves bewildered and over
whelmed. To their rescue sped
the Red Cross at the outset and
by their side this agency of mer
cy remains. Already its chapter
j volunteer', have produced and
, shipped overseas 900,000 surgical |
| dressings and garments for thosi
j distressed. Manufacture of num-
J erous Red Cross field hospitals
I and ambulance units also are be
! ing rushed for delivery to Holland i
I and Belgium. Altogether the or- 1
| ganizatio" has expended $1,500-
>OOO in lessening the suffering.
Yet with each day needs are in
creasing with frightful rapidity.
To meet the most acute require
ments the American Red Cross
has appealed to the nation for'
$10,000,000. I have faith that!
this amount will be over-suD
scribed. This is a cause in which !
each individual citizen will wish
to participate to the fullest ex-|
tent of his ability."
Mrs. Lillie Joyce Fulton has
been named chairman of the
Stokeß fund for relief for the
suffering Europeans. Any con
tribution? will be forwarded by
Mrs Fulton for Red Cross activi
ties in behalf of the suffering.
pansy basket, second, and Mr> j
Martha Morris, drav prize, for j
A salad course, with RusVui |
tea was served to the members'
and guests, each receiving a j
paper May basket as a favor-
Those assisting the hostess in |
serving were Nell King, Anne
Wall and Bobby Kirby-
Those present were: Mesdamet)
N. E. Wall, J. S. Taylor, H. M.
Joyce, R. R. King, N. E. Pepper,
A. J. Ellington, J. J. Taylor, R.
L. Smith, T- C. Cofer, R. J.
Scott, J. F. Martin, and Misses
Mary, Grace and Luna Taylor.
Guests were: Mee dames Paul
! Fox, C. Y- York, Holiis Rhodes
Nell King,. Anne . Wall, Bobby
Kirby of Danbury, Miss Geneva
Cook of Boone, and Mrs.
'Morris of Lawsonville.
Danbury, N. C, Thursday, May 30, 1940.
IN THE PRIMARY
LAST SATURDAY'S VOTING
GAVE HORTON TOPS FOB
NOMINATED FOB STATE
SENATOR AND ED TAYLOR
FOB HOUSE OF BEPBESEN
TATIVES JONES BEATS
BIEBSON, SOUTHERN WINS
A rather light vote in Stokes
was cast in last Saturday's pri
mary, resulting in Horton's lead
over his opponents for Governor.
W F. Marshall was heavy winner
for the State Senate and Ed Tay
lor topped his opponent in the
contest for the lower house of
the General Assembly.
With the Republicans, Spencer
Jones of Walnut Cove led Rierson
of Pinnacle for Register of Deeds
by more than 2 to 1, while South
ern of Walnut Cove beat Kiser of
King for the legislature by a ma
jority of 95 votes.
A tabulated statement of the
ballots cast for other candidates
appears in this issue of the Re
Death of J. D. Culler
J. D. Culler died Monday at To
baccoville, aged 78-
| Mr. Culler was a native of
Stokes county, bom October 10,
1861, the son of Augustine and
Mary E. Boose Culler- Mrs. Cu!-
( ler, who before marriage was
j Miss Tamson Jane Hicks, died
in February of 1928.
Survivors include three sons, J
W., of Steeds, T- J. of Winston-
Salem, Route 1; and R. S-, of
Tobaccoville; five daughters, Mrs.
Maude Shouse, Rural Hall; Mrs.
Liza Chatmon, Mrs. Jettie Clin
ard and Mrs- Lillian Blackburn
jand Mrs. Hattie Reed, all of To
t bacoville; one brother, Augus
tine, of Tobaccoville; one sister,
Mrs. Liza Hutchins, of Richmond,
jVa.; two half brothers, E. C
Flynn, of Dobson; and R- H.
Flynn, of Mebane; one half sis
ter, Mrs. Isabelle Stone, of West
Virginia; several grandchildren
Death of Joel Sheppard
Joel Sheppard, 76, well known
! Stokes county citizen, died at his
j home at Lawsonville about mid
! night Saturday.
Surviving are the widow, thi
| former Miss Ruth E- Lawson:
■ three daughters, Mrs. J. W- Corns
iof Lawsonville; Mrs- E. M. Ves
, tal of Ashland, Ky., and Mrs.
Frank Joyce of Sandy Ridge; five
j sons, Percy and Alvin Sheppard
of Stuart, Va-; Guy and Paul
Sheppard of Stokesdale; Hasse'.l
Sheppard of Lawsonville; three
brothers, C. H. Sheppard of San
dy Ridge; E- C. Sheppard ol
■ Ridgewav, Va., and Z. R Shep
pard of Lawsonville-
The funeral was held at Snow
Creek Baptist Church Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Eldei
. Archie O'Brien and Elder Spang
t ler conducted the services. Buria
is the church graveyard-
Hardwoods and Pines
Destroyed In Stokes
Washington, May 25.—The ag
riculture department learned to
day why none of the original
growth of hardwoods and pines
which once covered Stokes coun
ty, North Carolina, is left-
A study prepared by W. A.
Davis and E- F. Golds ton, of the
North Carolina agriculture de
partment, and made public here
told how the land was cleared
for farming more than half a
"Clearing of the land was ac
complished by means of logroll
ings, a practice whereby logs
were heaped into great piles and
burned," the report said.
"Much valuable timber was de
stroyed in that manner, but, .is
no markets existed for timber, i*
was most the expedient method
of ridding the land of trees.
"Logrollings continued until
probably 50 years ago, when
markets for forest products arose
and timber began to be sawed
Davis and Goldston reported
that originally Stokes county in
the northwestern section of North
Carolina, was forested with hard
woods and pines but none of the
original forest remained.
Sandy Ridge and
Madison Route 1 News
Mrs. Mary Carter passed away
Monday evening after a brief ill
; ness but she had been in declining
I health for some time. She is the
mother of J. R., C. T., Sam and 1
John Carter, of Madison; Mrs-
Robert Morton, of Pine Hall; Bob
Carter, of High Point; Mrs. Suz
zy Adams, of South Carolina and
many more close relatives.
There is a singing going on at
Delta and a large crowd is at-
Misses Loris and Senoby Ter
rell and Wilson Dunlap went to
the ball game at Pine Hall Sat
C. A- Wall and Mrs. Vesta Dun
lap were on the sick list over the
• Mr- and Mrs. P*alph Corns, Mr.
'and Mrs Pete Nelson, Mrs. John
jWall and children were dinner
guests of Mr- and Mrs. E. L.
J. R- Rhodes and Jim Pardue
| attended the funeral of Joel Shep
Harvey Wilkens is through
Everyone was tickled pink to
see the nice rain we had so they
would not have to water plant
Mr- and Mrs. Monk Reid are
the proud parents of a baby girl,
Miss Magdalene Joyce is im
proving after s brief spell of
Richard Vernon is at home
from Mars Hill College for the
The war in Europe is very se- j
rious. King Leopold of Belgium
has surrendered. British and!
French armies retreating. Brit- j
ish sustain heavy loss while cross
ing the channel back to England.
!*.aly expected to come in on t!v
side of Germany in few days.
England and France will probably
be invaded this week or next.
Broughton Leads For
mary June 22nd
Broughton of Raleigh is 40,000
ahead of his opponent in the
State for Governor. Horton is
second, Maxwell third.
Maxwell has withdrawn and
tenders his support to the hign
Stokes gave Horton 933, Max
well 747, Broughton 323.
Horton calls for a second pri- j
mary, which is dated for June 22
King, May 30—The following
patients urderwent tonsil remo >
al operations here last week: Al
ford Hedrick of Summcrfield and
Charles Edward Petree of Tobac
Theodore Newsum made a bus
iness trip to Winston-Salem Fri
Reid Boles, who is suffering
from an attack of influenza, is
quite sick at his home on eaßt
Sid Fulk and Pit Bradley of
Pinnacle were business visitors I
The stork got by with a light j
week's work last week, only three
births being recorded. They were
to Mr. and Mrs- Robert Birchum,
a son; to Mr. and Mrs Cardell
Adkins, a daughter and to Mr.
and Mrs- Lester Dawson, a son.
| Miss Cora Boles and nephe.v
have returned to their home,
,Lone Oak Farm, just south of
' town after paying a visit to rel
jatives in Winston-Salem.
Frank Stone, who is attending
' college at High Point, was the
! guest of his i ::r.'.:ts, Mr. and
Mrs- J. E. Sto: e. over the vo
1 j Attorney Dalles C- Kiioy of
'Danbury was amorg the h-»•-!!!*»*
visitors here Saturday.
Obert L- Rains has about fuliy
recovered from a recent illness at
his home here.
Miss Ethel Kirby of Winston-
Salem spent the week-end with
Walter B. Sprinkle is confined
to his home on Main street by
illness, his friends will regret to
Miss Joy Terry, who holds a
position with the Stone-Helsabeck
Clinic, spent the week-end with
; her parents, Mr. and Mrs- John
Terry, at Mountain View
( Vester Burge, roller mill man
> of Mizpah, was here Saturday on
THE NEWS OF
FUNERAL OF JOEL SHEPPARO
1 IS ATTENDED BY LARGE
CROWD BIG DAY AT
PETER'S CREEK CHURCH
SECOND SUNDAY SICK
JocJ Sheppard, aged 75, a good
citizen, died Saturday, May 2Q-
He was buried Monday at Snow
Creek Church. A large crowJ
attended. He leaves a wife, who
was Miss Ruth Lawson before her
marriage, and 8 children, 3 broth
ers and several grandchildren and
many relatives and friends to
mourn the loss- He will be great
ly missed by all who knew him.
A sinking convention and home
coming day will be held at Peter*3
Creek Baptist Church seconJ
Sunday in June and will last all
day with dinner on the church
ground. Everybody is welcome
jto come- Don't forget the time
Those from here who attended
the Federation of Home Demon
stration Clubs, sth district at
King May 22 were Mesdames P.
H Robertson, B. O. Sheppard R:
A. Robertson, E. G- Lawson and
Miss Annie Mae Lawson The
day was enjoyed very much.
Federation meeting for 1941 will
be held in Davie county.
Mesdames Noah Priddy, He3s
Robertson, Leola Brown, Creek
Mabe and several others visited
Mrs. C. M. Mabe Sunday.
Mrs. Matt Simmons and Mrs.
John Lawson have been sick but
are improved at this time.
I Mr. and Mrs. Neal Dalton and
J family and Mr. and Mrs. Gillis
j Clark and family stopped by to
see relatives here Sunday. They
were enroute to their home in
High Point from Lovers' Leap.
Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Davis
I visited Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Law
son Sunday from Greensboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lawson, Ora
Lawson, Mrs. Van Lawson, Mr.
and Mrs. Dewey Lawson and
Nora Lawson of Pinnacle; Mr.
and Mrs. Woodrow Lawson of
Meadows; Mrs. R. T. Spencer
and daughter, Hallic, Lenora and
Winifred, and Mary Lawson visit
ed Mrs. E. G. Lawson and family
Mr. and Mrs. Winifred !?easlry
of Stuart, Virginia, visited the
home of Mrs. Cora Tillev Sunday.
Annie Mae Lawson is spending
this week with her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Will Dalton of
| Stuart, Virginia.
j Betty Joe Lawson is spending
| the week with Ruby Helmes of
' Stuart, Va. *
j Calvin Mabe spent Tuesday at
1 , Martinsville, Va.
Mrs. Josh Lawson visited Mrs.
Murphy Lawson Saturday.
Audry Collins of Sandy Ridge
i visited Lenora Spencer Sunday.
1 Mrs. Zack Sheppard visited her
mother, Mrs. Smith, Sunday.
' M*- *nd Mrs. Tom Hall of Mad.
' toon visited Mr. and Mn. Joah
I-awson the week-end.