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THE DANBURY REPORTER
Established 1872 Volume 66
ONLY THREE MEN
FIRST DRAFT, OWING TO
VOLUNTEERS, DWINDLES —
MEN TO BE IN UNIFORM IN
COMMITTEE APPOINTED FOR
THIS COUNTY—ORDER OF
It appears now that not over 3,
and possibly none, will be the rec
ord of the first draft call which
will put the boys in uniform by
From Raleigh Governor Hoey
and draft officials announce that
only three white men—no color
ed—will be called in the first
draft from Stokes.
This dwindled number from
the earlier expectations, results
from the large and continued vol
unteer service in the counties of
The war board, consisting of
Moir Hawkins, S. A. Flinchum
and W. D. George, is now in its
regular sessions at the court
house. Questionnaires are beinj?
sent out daily, answers to which
are required of the boys within
5 days. It is not known how
many questionnaires are being
mailed, but possibly a number
well up in the drawings received
The following advisory commit
tees to assist the ooys in their
answers to the questionnaires
have been appointed:
Walnut Cove —Mrs. Gladys Mc-
Pherson, Mrs. Leake Lovin.
Pine Hall —Thomas Preston.
Sandy Ridge—W. W. Dodson.
Lawsonville —W. S. Hart, Ralph
Francisco —Sam Molr.
Pinnacle —E. F. Stone.
King—C. R. Carroll.
Quaker Gap—Sam Simmons.
Danbury—Leonard van Noppen,
T. S. Petree, D. C. KWby. x
( Continuing from the last Issue
of the Reporter, the order num
bers of Stokes boys, as draws at
Washington, are as follows:
No. 141—2521—David Samuel
No. 142—1944—Ernest Harry
Richardson, Walnut Cove.
No. 143—1869—0tt0 Coolce,
Pilot Mtn., Route 2.
No. 143 —9 —James Dallas Bray,
Tobaccoville, Route 2.
No. 144—609—Grover William
Whitten, Pine Hall.
No. 145—603—Samuel M. Wall,
No. 146—154 —J0e Henry Bul
No. 147—2466 Edgar Bryan
Vernon, Jr., Madison Route 1.
No. 148—1428—Carl Samuel
No. 149—77—Lemmie Willard
Manuel, Madison, Route L
No. 150—160—A1 vie Vironia!
Smith, King. i
No. 151 —2401—Troy Lemuel
Williamson, Walnut Cove.
No. 152—764—Dennis Aubrey
No. 153— 666— Frank Lao Mont
£ gomery, Pinnacle.
N~ 151-2428—Pa) u I Taft
j No. 155—2402—D0ral Otis
Harrison, Vade Mecum.
I No. 156—190 Tommy Esan
No. 157 —2536—8 en Brim, col.,
I No. 158—210—Paul L. Moser,
i No. 159—1431 Fred Folger
Rogers, Mt. Airy, Route 2.
I No. 160—67—Ervin Jack Haz
elwood, Walnut Cove,
i No. 161—107 —Samuel Peter
No. 162—20S9—Paul Houston
I No. 163—2505—C0y Ellis Ward,
No. 164—180—Luther Edgar
No. 165—59—Carl Reid, Madi
son, Route 1.
No. 166 —2042—Simon Bowman,
No. 167-r-74—Clarence Berian
Wagner, Walnut Cove.
No. 168—1925 —Carl Hairston,
col., Walnut Cove.
No. 169—246 —Walter Robert
1 No. 170—667—Willie Gus Ed
No. 171—176 —Oscar Bronson
Rpainhour. Rural Hall, Route 1.
No. 172—781 —George Clevc
; land Whittnev. Pine Hall.
' | No. 173—134—Joseph Oliver
No. 174—130 —Harvey Davis
j Pulliam, King.
j No. 175—2462—Jasper N«Ja»
No. 176—124—Joseph Elmo
No. 177—2443 —Sandy Robert
Dearmin, Mt. Airy, Route 2.
No. 178—'2526 Robert Lee
Whitaker, Vade Mecum.
No. 179 lO4 Monroe Alex
No. 180—1349—Elmer Jeffer
son Heath, Walnut Cove.
No. 181—370 —Peter Prank
Smith, Madison, Route 1.
No. 182 —1375—James Grant
Pardne, Madison, Route L
No. 183—225—English Cran
ford Clifton, Francisco.
No. 184 —2476—Leranson Dun
can, Walnut Cove, Route 2.
No. 185 —642—"William Tt o y
Roberts, Jr., Pinnacle.
No. 168—703—Odell Thomas
No. 187 —656—Oscar Joseph
No. 188—128—Arrel Edward
No. 189—2452—Wade C. White,
I No. 190 —2479 —Raymond Dug
gins, Walnut Cove.
| No. 191—2429—Lemuel Law
No. 192—150—Matthew Ray
mond Tatum, Madison, PRD No
I No. 193—2068—J0e East, Wal
I No. 194 —276—Howard Manuel
I No. 195—716 Edgar Early
I Bottoms, Lawsonville.
I No. 196—1015—Joseph Foun
tain Robertson, King.
No. 197—883—Edd Bennett,
Rural Hall, RFD.
No. 198—346 Jesse ~ JsMMs
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Danbury, N. C., Thursday, Nov. 21,1940 ** * Published Thursdays
CLE AN OUT THE FIFTH COLUMNISTS
It is widely believed that John L. Lewis, head
of the C. I. 0., either inspired or engineered the
strike among war plane makers in California.
A strike of warplane makers at this critical
stage of the nation's existence, is unthinkable.
Any person guilty of sabotage now should be
dealt with by the government's iron fist.
The time has come to clean out the Fifth Col
umnists, who are of the type of copperheads that
brought destruction to Hitler's victims in Europe.
John L. Lewis. Earl Browder, Col. Chas. Lind
bergh or any others who stand in the way of the
nation's safety should be arrested and courtmar
tialed. The nation is virtually in a state of war
now. If the firing squad is necessary to cope
with the internal enemies of the government—
iet it be the firing squad.
ALL the power and resources of the British
empire and ALL the power and resources of
America will be needed to stop the Monster of
Berlin, who means to enslave the nations of the
iworld. The sooner the American people realize
jthis truth, the sooner they will be prepared to
| meet the menace if or when England is defeated.
Greece is fighting for life, to be engulfed and
i conquered possibly in two or three weeks.
Hungary this week succumbs without a struggle.
! Turkey will possibly be the next victim. Russia
I will not hinder but will doubtless help Hitler.
! Russia is without national honor or integrity
I Her pacts with neighbor Balkan States are writ
ten in duplicity and base cowardice. Stalin
fears Hitler, and does not dare fight him.
Only England and America stand in the way.
Dcsth of E. L. Mitchell
Edwin Lee Mitchell, aged 72,
died Saturday morning at the
home, Walnut Cove, Route 2, aft
!er a long illness. He had been
I married twice, first to Miss Flora
J. Hawkins and the seoond time
to Miss Edna Hawkins.
Surviving are eight children, all
by the first marriage; two daugh
ters, Mrs. W. E. Hawkins of San
dy Ridge, Route 1; and Mrs. C.
O. Knight of Guilford College ;
six sons, "Fred and Carl Mitchell
of Sandy Ridge, Route 1-, Erwin
and Clyde Mitchell of Walnut
Cove, Route 2', and Rattpfi an.i
Hanes Mitchell of Guilford Col
lege; 17 grandchildren; one great
grandchild, two "brothers, M. A.
Mitchell of Greensboro, Route 1;
and B. F. Mitchell of Madison,
Route 1; and one sister, Mrs. C.
A. Wagoner of Bfackstone, "Va.
The funeral was held St the
home Sunday afternoon at 2:30
o'cloclc. Rev. Russell Ward tarn
ducted the -services. Burial was
in the family 'graveyard near Ufce
Ed Hawkins, Danbury
Colored Man. In Jail At
Ed Hawkins, eol., wfco formerly
lived at Danbury, is in jail at
Greensboro charged with killing
Sandy Rankin, another colored
man. The report is that Rankin
hid undue intimacy with Hawk
ins' wife, who was formerly Mace
Benton. The party was at the
home of a bootlegger where the
killing took place. Hawkins and
his wife quarrelled, Rankin took
the side of the woman. AH ware
drinking. ' .Hawkins itfttd a shot-
W. Flem Priddv
William Fleming Priddy, ageJ
63, died Tuesday morning at 9:30
o'clock at his home, Danbury,
Route 1, after an illness of sev
Surviving are the widow, Mrs
j Harriet Throckmorton Priddy;
I three daughters, Mrs. Sudie Leak,
Mrs. Richardson and Miss Bessie
Priddy, all of Danbury, Route 1;
and five sons, Davis Priddy, of
' Foreyth county; Lester, Corne
lius, James and Eugene Priddy,
all of Danbury, Route 1; and one
sister, Mrs. Jim Throckmorton of
The funeral was held Wednes
day afternoon at 2 o'clock at
North view Baptist Church. Eld
ers Watt Priddy, Ed Priddy and
J. A. Fagg conducted the serv
ices- Burial was in the church
Spencer Martin Dies
Spencer El wood Martin, aged
]l9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Strawdv
Martin of Walnut Cove, Route 1,
Hed Saturday morning at the
home after a long illness.
Surviving are the parents, sev
en «*stens, Mrs. Charlie Morgan
of WsJnut Cove; Mrs. Clyde Hart
of Burlington; Misses Blanche,
Laura, Lalla, Lucille and Frances
Martin of the home; four broth
er*, John, Sam, George and Har
old Martin, all of the homo.
The funeral was held at Clear
Springs Baptist Church Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Elders J.
A. Fagg and W. J. Brown coa
dbetfed the iarricae. Burial was
'n t!ie c'uurch gravey&tcL
TWO STOKES MEN
KILLED BY CAR
ROBERT LEE WILSON AND
JAMES C. HARGER MEET
DEATH ON HIGHWAY NEAR
MADISON HOWARD MAR
SHALL OF DENNIS DROVE
THE DEATH CAR.
Two men were instantly killed
late Saturday night when strue',:
by an automobile while walking
on the highway.
They were: Robert Lee Wilson,
41, and James C. Harger, 60, both
of Madison, Route 1.
Officers said Howard Marshall,
21, of Dennis was driving the car
which struck the men.
Dr. C. R. Wharton of Ruffir.,
Rockingham county coroner, con
ducted an inquest early Sunday
.The coroner's jury absolved Mar
j shall of blame in the accident, de
-1 tiding that both men died as the
'result of an unavoidable accidcn'.
Marshall told the coroner's
jury that he was operating the j
and Jimmy and Elbert Mont-
I gomerv, both of Dennis, were r»d
--| ing in the machine with him.
| ? T ">rsh"!l fail hr* hr l started to
, Walnut Cove and about four mil P.-'
south of Madison an approaching
! car's lin'ns blind—l him mnnien-
I tarily. Ho sai;! he caught a
i glimpse of two men on the harrl
! surface of the highway and ap
plied his brakes in an effort to
| stop, but was too late.
Officers said Marshall stopped
his machine and attempted to se
cure aid from passing motorists.
1 but they would not stop. Finally
he summoned an ambulance from
1 Madison, but both men were dead
when aid arrived. Physicians
said they died instantly.
Both Wilson and Harger were
farmers and resided near the
' scene of the accident. They ap-
I parently were en route home
when the accident occurred.
Wilson was a son of W. M. Wil
son and resided with his father.
' He is survivied by his father;
I I two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Mabe of
Walnut Cove and Mrs. Russell
Robertson of Madison, Route 1;
and two brothers, Will Wilson of
• Ogburn Station and Fletcher Wil
son of Winston-Salem.
1 The funeral was held Monday
afternoon at 3 o'clcck at the
1 graveside in the Wilson family
cemetery near Danbury. Rev.
Mr. Pyrtle conducted the services.
Little was known of Harger
other than he has several child-
ren and brothers and sisters.
Dr. and Mrs. Walter S. Hunt of
Ft. Monroe, Va., announce the
arrival of a son, Walter
Hunt HI, on Nov. 10. Mrs. Hunt
was Miriam Hall, of Danbury.
Hub Moore, accompanied by
Mb son, B. 0., was In town last
week. Mr. Moore has nine boys
and four girls, and is one of
Snow Creek's best citizens.
Mr. and Mis. James Joyce of
Wln»ton-Sal«m were h. v. r:i ndiy
* * * Number 3,565
LOSES FEED BARN
FIRE ALSO DESTROYED CAR,
COW AND FEED CLYDE
HUNTER TO BUILD—OTHER
NEWS OF KING.
King, Nov. 21. Ernest Slate,
contractor, who resides at Moun
tain View, had the misfortune to
lr,se his feedbarn by fire Saturday
night. An automobile, a cow and
a quantity of feed was destroyed
by the flnmes. Origin of the firo
Lester Pulliam, World War vet
eran, is undergoing treatment in
the government hospital at Co
lumbia, S. C. He is reported to
Work on a new home for Clydj
Hunter on his ranch south of
town is noaring completion.
Miss Francis Alley has return
ed from Fort Bragg where she
visited her brother. Corporal John
Of the first S2 men called for
army service from Stokes county,
22 are from Kin:r.
I James Bcasley, of the CCC
camp nt pr fln.k Pail:,
the week-end \ ill-. ins par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Beasley.
on east Main street.
The stork had eaiv sailin.r
I again last week, only two births
: being reported. They were to
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Moore, a
i son, and to Mr. and Mrs. Hick
| mon Simmons, a son.
F. M. Brown of Greensboro,
district deputy of the Modern
Woodmen of America, was here
Friday on business [erlraring to
i the order.
:! Norman Gentry of King under
j went a tonsil removal operation
■ in the Stone-Helsabeck Clinic
Dr. and Mrs. R. S- Helsabeck
i have returned from Fayettevilla
| where they visited their daugh
• | ter.
. | Charlie Hooper of Winston-Sa
lem was among the business visi
: tors here Friday.
I j Wallace Preston has purchased
; from Ray Thomas his stock of
merchandise and will continue to
. operate the business at the same
■location on Main street.
-! Evan Butner of Winston-Salem,
! formerly of King, was a busines3
> visitor here Friday.
, ■ Miss Rebecca Rains of Woman's?
. College, Greensboro, spent the
wek-end with her parents here.
She was accompanied home by
j Misses Marguerite Worrell and
Iris Hamlin. ,i\t
Mr. Haney Transferred
C. L. Haney, who for the past
several years has been education
al advisor at the local CCc camp,
was recently transferred to A
camp at Mocksville.
Hassell Tilley of Lawsonvilla
recently paid the Reporter office
a visit while in town on business.
Mr. TO ley te one of Lawsonville's
Carl R«v Klinchmn