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THE DANBURY REPORTER
CALLS FOR WATER
BEOOMMENDS THAT COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS ACT TO BE
LIEVE DBY SITUATION AT
SUGGESTIONS MADE b\,
UWSTHIjIiUn AL tHJVt.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF STOKES.
To His Honor: F. Doaald Phillips,
The grand jury at this term of
court adjourned Tuesday right af
ter adopting the following re
ports, recommendations and sug
The Grand Jury for the Spring
Term of Superior Court of Stokes
County, 1943, respectfully submit
the following report:
We have acted on 35 bills of in
dictment, 32 of which were foun,d
to be true bills and 3 not tru«
Presentments of all criminal
nature known to our body were
made and acted upon.
f A committee from our body vis
ited the Stokes County Home and
found the inmates well cared for
and provided with good whole
A committee from our body vis
ited the Stokes County jail and
found MUM tto be in good vendi
tion in «Wy way.
A committee from our body Vis
ited the State Prison Camp and
fooad the pHeooara well ted,
sleeping quarters la food sani
tary condition and generally is
tott c3a* rittn* in irracy way.
A committee from our body vis
ited the ofltetM in the court house
and Jeoad them well kept. They
1* eiso found that all reports in the
Clerk of Superior Court's offloe
* «» scut aw, administrators and
guardians have been made la
1 proper order. AU funds entrusted
in their hands were property
The Grand Jury reoomntends
that the County Commissioners
take necessary atepe to remedy
the water situation in the court
bouse. The Grand Jury finds that
there is no water for drinking
purposes or otherwise in the
building today for the public.
Many Stokes citizens attending
court were amazed to find no wat
er to drink, or to serve sanitary
This condition must not be al
lowed to exist.
* N. F. CHRISTIAN, Foreman.
*4 -Miss Mary
, Bennett Passes
' , ICss Maty N. Bennett, aged 72,
of Germanton, Route 1, died Sun
' dtfy. Funeral 'was at Qufcker Gap
ftaptiat Church. Rev. E. T. Sims
and JUrv. R. E. Adams eepdueted
. Burtal WM in t^ie
ACCEPTED BY COUNTY FATH
ERS—STOKES IS IN CHARGE
—SHAKE-UP IN OFFICE OF
COUNTY AGENT INTEBEST
INQ SITUATION AT COUBT
In the peculiar and critical
time of food and farming, there
is a shake-up in the Stokes coun
ty farm agent's office.
L. F. Brumfield, who has been
County Agent for several years,
has handed in his resignation, and
the resignation has been accepted
by the Board of County Commis
E. S. Stokes, wHo lias tlecil"act
ing as assistant county agent, and
who enjoys the confidence and
high respect of the farm element
as well as the county government,
|is now in charge of the county
agent's office at Danbury.
It is understood that Mr. Brum
field, the former incumbent, has
accepted a position in government
work at Charlotte.
Sudden Death Of
Will R. Priddy
Will R. Priddy, aged 59, one of
Stokes county's best-known farm
ers, died Friday
26, at 11 o'clock eft his home near
Mr. Priddy was et work on a
brooder bouse for his chickens
when he eras stricken with e heart
attack. He died within a short
Surviving an the widow, the
former Miss Nettie Nelson •, two
daughters, Mrs. Charlie Lee Wall
of Summerfleld and Miss Gene
Priddy of Winston-Salem; six
brothers, Elders Watt and Ed
Priddy of Danbury, Route 1; Sam
B, C. W. and W. A. Priddy of
Lawsonville and J. B. Priddy of
Danbury, Route 1; three sisters,
Mrs. Maggie Lnroon and Mrs. An
nie Moore ol Lawsonville and
Mrs. Bessie Steel of Sandy Ridge
and two grandchildren.
The funeral was held Sunday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock at North
View Primitive Baptist Church.
Elders W. J. Brown and J. A.
Fagg conducted the services. Bur
ial was in the church graveyard.
Mr. Priddy was a son of the
late- Paul Priddy and was a
Lieutenant Reginnald Marshall,
wjio has been taking officer train
ing at Harvard University, Bos
ton, Mass., for several "ftcmTM, is
here to spend several days vaca
tion .with Mi's. Marshall and
daughter, little Ann. The Lieu
tenant, having finished at Boeton,
goes now to, Santiago, Cal.
•v , HI See
J. 8. She]ton and J. fcl. Sim-
Ueoo *toe* vWted
Danttary, N. C., r TOw»day, April 1, 1943
What To Do
In An Air Raid
Directions for Stokes county in
case of an air raid or practice
Confidential notice from con
trol center to civilian defense for
ces only means possibility of ene
Defense corps workers will re
port to their posts as soon as
they get information.
Public warning given by a j
; steady sounding of whistles or
tells lasting two (2) minutes. Be
on the alert. Upon this signsi
all branches of civilian defense
should be on their posts and pre
pare for air raid action. Street
' lights, Traffic signals, lights in
! homes, business houses and fac
tories and in all other places
MUST BE BLACKED OUT. Auto
mobiles and other vehicle lights
must be dimmed but vehicles may
continue to move at a rate of
speed not in excess of 15 miles
per hour. People on streets should
move toward heme or shelter.
This action, given by short
blasts of whistles or a aeries of
ringing of bells, ringing a few
tape and then another few taps.
Civilian defense foroee will be
in action at that time and a com
plete BLACKOUT most be effect
ed. All traffic must FULL TO
THE CGRS AND #ARK. Pedes
trians MUST tdfce shelter at near-
K t. . •!
est building and he® py streets.
Automobiles of chdlian defense
emergency workers in
carrying out their official duties
may move during this period with
LIGHTS DIMMED and at a speed
of not over 15 miles per hour. No
other vehicles allowed to move
except in case of a practice black
out, buses and trucks hauling gov
ernment goods and they with
dimmed lights and not over 15
miles per hour.
BLUE SIGNAL FOLLOWING
A blue signal will always fol
low a red warning. The signal
will be a steady sounding of
whistles or bells for two minutes
as in the first blue signal. De
fense Corps Workers must remain
on duty and the same conditions
must be inforced as under the
first blue signal. Street lights,
traffic lights, lights in 1 , "homes, j
business houses and factories! and
In all other places mutt STAY
, Vehicles may move lights
bnrtmnV and n)f>texoeedlns ,15',
milea~fier hour, id.
WHITE SIGNAL j 1
This will be given by turning' 1
on street lights and through Rad-j
io announcements and will mean j
all clear, danger past.
Defense Corps workers may go
home on this signal.
There will be no ringing of'
j bells or blowing of whistles for
! his signal.
Remember that all lights must
ibe out, no people on streets or
! highways and that it is a strict
I violation to leave home with
'lights burning and no one to turn
| them off. Last that all vehicles
'with one or two exceptions musl
'park ar.d turn off lights on reJ
C. D. Slate Seriously
Hurt In Car Crash —
Other News Of King.
(By E. P. NEWSUM)
Teacher: "Tommy, what is mean
Tommy: 'lt's what Pops says
we have been having all winter,
only he ÜBed another worJ for
King, April I.—The condition
of C. D. Slate, who was seriously
| hurt in an automobile accident
near Roanoke, Va. last week, re
mains critical. Mr. Slate, who was
reared here, is in a Roanoke hos
'pital. Two other men were killed
in the accident.
| Reports from farmers indicate
| a considerable planting increase
Monroe Alridge and Guy Ted
der, stationed at Cambridge, Md„
|in the U. S. Navy, are spending
a furlough with relatives here.
| Frank Stone, dental student of
Richmond, Va., is spending a few
| days with his parents, Mr. and
'Mrs. Joe Stone, on West Main st.
Mrs. Sam Powers of Athens.
Ga., is spending some time with
relatives here. Mrs. Powers is the
daughter of the late James F.
The stork's report for last week
contains seven boys and one girl
which looks very much like con
tinued war. Here's the report: Mr.
I and Mrs. L. B. Hedrick, a son ;
and Mrs. Claybourn Rutledg-i,
a son; Mr. and Mrs. Sam South
ern, a son; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
| Bowman, a son; Mr. and Mrs.
I Samuel Pyrtle, a son; Mr. and
| Mrs. Charlie Snow, a son; Mr. and
I Mrs. Clarence Thomas, a son, and
Mr. and Mrs. Dorothy Riser, a
Howard Cain, of the U. S. Amy,
stationed at. Camp Cook, Calif., is
spending a furlough with .his par
ents near bK*.
And-that's .the news from here.
Walnut Cove High
School Has Applica
tion Blanks For Spec
ialized Army Train
Application blanks for the qual- j
ifying tests on Friday, April 2, for!
the Army Specialized Training
Program and the Navy College !
'Training Program are now avail- j
jable at Walnut Cove High School,
R. M. Green announced today.
I Properly filled out, these appli
| cations will admit qualified high
.school seniors or recent graduates
to the tests. Each applicant may
indicate on his blank whether he
prefers the Army or the Navy
which includes the Marine Corps
and Coast Guard.
From those who successfully
complete the tests candidates for
the Army Specialized Training
Program and the Navy College
Training Program will be seleci
ed to attend colleges under eon
tract to the respective services.
Students selected for the Army
Program must undergo further
screening during thirteen weeks
of basic military training before
they are finally qualified for col
lege attendance. Students c 'io;ci
for the Navy Program, after se
lection by the Office of Naval Pro
curement, will be detailed direct
ly to college. Students who at
tend college under either of the
programs will be under military
discipline on active duty in uni
form with pay. All expenses, in
cluding tuition, food, housing,
books and uniforms will be paid
by the Army or the Navy.
Cpl. George Petree,
, Miss Noranne Tuttle
Married March 11
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Tuttle of
Walnut Cove announce the -mar
' riage of their daughter,, Noranne,
to Corporal George O Petree, eon
of W. G. Petree and the late Mrs.
Margaret Petree, of Danbury.
Corporal Petree is at present sta
' tioned at Orlando Air Base, Or
The couple were married Fri
-1 day, March 11th at Greensboro at
the West Market Street Methodist
Church. They will make their
home at Orlando.
Sheriff Of Patrick
Frank Mays of Stuart, Va., was
showing his jovial physiognomy
at the court house Monday and
shaking hands with lots of
friends. Mr. Mays is Sheriff ol
Patrick county, but he has only
held this position for 24 years. If
this doesn't bespeak a wonderful
degree, of popularity and efficien
cy, What does?..
. . Frank Mays is a true Virginian
with that friendliness, kindness,
hone sense and hospitality which
make tjbe 4 Virginians thp great
BWk thw *x%. . ... . •
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* * * * Number 3,700
SMALL DOCkKT WITH CASES
OF MINOR INFRACTION,
SOON DISPOSED OF—JUDGE
LEAVES TO RETURN NEXT
WEEK FOR CIVIL TERM.
Judge Don Phillips closed the
' spring term of Stokes Superior
'.Court Tuesday r.iglit after clean
jing up quickly the small criminal
Solicitor Ralph Scott, after fin
ishing his duties a« representative
of the State in the criminal cases,
will next week, when the civil
term opens Monday, April 5, act
as attorney in various actions
which are not criminal.
The cases disposed >l in the
criminal court this week are
Garland Uomingei. operating
car intoxicated, and cost.
John Martin, assault, s months
Tom Hicks, operating car intox
i icated, SSO and cost.
Delbert R. Moorefield, operating
. j car intoxicated, $75 and cost.
, Luther Wm. Dorieo:, operating
. car intoxicated, SSO and cost.
Lee Tilley, operating car intox
icated, SSO and cost.
Curtis Southern, operating car
i intoxicated, SSO and cost.
D. M. White, driving drunk,
SIOO and cost.
Roy James Wall, non-support,
S3O to wife and child each month.
I Warner Sands, driving aftei
license revoked, SSO and cost.
Dave Dalton, assault, cost.
Ray Cook, seduction, cost.
Ozell Williams, Truman Bullin,
Tom Bullin, Paul Cardwel, b. and
e., as to Ozell Williams, Truman
; Bullin and Tom Bullin, 60 days
■ on road. As to Paul Cardwell, $25
, and one-fourth cost.
i Monroe Mitchell, making liquor,
. sls and cost.
Sam Southern, larceny, pay the
■ colored man back $320.00.
J. R. Nunn, operating car iiitox*
icated, SSO and cost. ■y •» |
Jim SmFfh, b. and e. and lar
t ceny, 7 months on road,
t Roscoe Smith, abandonment, 2
r years on road. ~, • ?
J. R. Waller, driving high, SSO
and the expenses.
Walter Goolsby, stealing and
t making booze, 2 years of road
i __________ ,* ■
John W. Rierson
John William Rierson, aged 81,
of Walnut Cove, Route 1, fied
Sunday. Funeral at Clear Springs
Baptist Church. Elders J. W. Tut
' tie and Si H. Reid conducting tha
services. Burial was in the church
Among the crowd Monday: Hf.
P.. Loftis, superintendent of th«
County Homt. i ' ~