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THE DANBURY REPORTER
Walnut Cove. Mrs. Fred Pepper
returned to her home here Mon
day from the Baptist Hospital,
Mrs. Margaret Davis and Mrs.
Mary Gentry left Monday for
Myrtle Beach where they will
stay a fortnight
Aurelia and Barbara Ann Ful
ton have returned from two weeks
at Junior Girls' camp at Vade
Mr. and Mrs. Luke Sherrod and
daughters, Linda Ruth and Sara,
of Greensboro and Mrs. Fr an k
Richardson visited relatives here
Miss Margaret Turner is vaca- i
tioning this week at Myrtle
Beach, S. C.
Mona, Betty and Sandy Follin, I
Joem Coleman and Mary Lou 1
Powell have returned after spend
ing several day 3 at Carolina
Mr. and Mrs. Will Fulp, Mrs.
Barlow Bowles and Miss Erni
Neal went to a chicken stew giv
en by Ringo White at King Sat
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Welch and
Miss Maurice Moore went to
Greensboro Sunday to visit Sgt.
and Mrs. Forrest Welch.
Mrs. Claudia Brame was at
home for the week-end with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Nea!.
Mrs. Brame was formerly Miss
» Claudia Neal.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Merritt of
Germanton visited Misg Lois Dod
Misses Marian and Virginia
Fulton went to White Lake Fri
day. Miss Marian returned Sun
day and' Miss Virginia continued
to GreenviTle where she visited
for a few days.
Mrs. Anne Carter of Greens
boro visited her brother, Paul
Fulton and her mother, Mra.
John Fulton, the week-end.
Misses Ruth Coleman and Flora
Jones are at Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Mrs. C. Y. York was called to
North Wilkesboro last week to
the bedside of her mother who is
Mrs. Russell Southern, former
ly of Leaksville, is making her
home with Mr. and Mrs. Dewey
Southern here for the present.
Pvt. Spencer Jones of Fort
Jackson, S. C., and Sgt. Sam '
Jones, stationed at a Massachu
setts camp, were at home for the
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fulton and
Mr. and Mrs. Donnell Van Nop- '
pen of Morganton returned dur- '
ing the week-end from a week at '
J. Frank Dunlap, who is a pa- 1
tient at the Baptist Hospital, i
Winston-Salem, is reported '
\ fonprcySd. t ...
Old "B" and "C"
Gas Ration Books
Will Be Recalled
Washington. All old-type B
and C gasoline ration books will
be called in for reissuance short
ly, an Office of Price Adminis
tration spokesman said recently,
and motorists will be required af
ter September Ito use a new
style of coupons.
The action in intended to halt
the use of invalid coupons from
exptred books, and to nullify any
counterfeit coupons which may be
Each stamp in the new books
j reads "mileage ration B (or C)."
[the ola coupons read: "permits
'delivery of one B (o r C) unit of
gasoline at time of sale. Office of
Persons having old-style books
may surrender them in person or
by mail to local ration board for
exchange on or after August 23,
the spkesman said. Expiration
dates and the number of stamps
will remain the same.
Many drivers already have the
new type books, because local
boards have been under instruc
tions for several weeks to issue
them to drivers who are obtain
ing renewals. However some
boards have issued old type books
by mistake. Moreover, a number
of old type will not have expired
by September 1, particularly in
Meanwhile, an OPA spokesman
said that the agency intended to
enforce the pleasure driving ban
in the northeastern shortage
area right up to September 1.
when acting OPA Administrator
Chester Bowles has promised to
lift it if observance is good dur
ing the rest of August.
STOKES TAX RATE
REMAINS AT $1.60
At a recent meeting of th-j
Board of County Commissioners
the Stokes tax rate was affixed at
$1.60, the same as last year.
Mrs. Lillie Rodgers
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillia
Rodgers, aged 42, of Lawsonvilie,
were held Monday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock at Piney Grove j
Primitive Church, with Elders W.
J. Brown and Ed Priddy officia
| Burial was in the family cem
etery near the home.
Survivors fife the mother, three
sons, one daughter, nine broth
ers, three sisters and three
Mrs. Ray Fulp, who recently
underwent an appendectomy in
a Winston-Salem hospital, will be
— rn oVe'd fier e this week -vhere she i
r "iU wcupwate r-ith relat.*~c«C
Danbury, N. C., Thursday, Aug. 19, 1943 * * *
BUCK ISLAND EXTRAVAGANZA
On the sun-kissed hills of Old Buck Island,
t stick by stick, tier upon tier, the sweet waxy leaf
i goes into the barns, as the cream of the tobacco
■ crop is saved.
Here grows probably the best tobacco of the
• Old Belt—the kind that contains the body, the
■ sweetness and the unmatched flavor. Many
r places can grow light chaffy weed that burns
good in cigarettes, but only Buck Island can
1 boast of the leaf that smokes good and chews
1 good, too.
The river flows softly through the hills. At
: the foot of a plantation so steep that you tend
both sides of it—lives old man Jim Mabe, in the
• most ideal spot for making good likker that may
jbe found. No honk-honk of autos disturbs its
' subdued shadow lanes, because there are no
1 roads. There are no landing places for air
f planes. The Dan says s-h-h-h- as it slips by.
! We don't say that old man Jim ever made a
s doubling in this secluded place, or anywhere
else, but if he ever did, he made it good—loo per
jCent. and crystal clear. One quaff would make
• you laugh like a fool, and want to love everybody.
J On Pegs over the fireboard of Old Man Jim's
' cosy retreat hangs a double-barrel breech load
er and plenty of shells in the box.
, 1 Life is busy now in the beautiful Buck Island
. i hills.
? Watermelons, roasting ears, sweet potatoes,
- chinquapins, scuppernongs, fox grapes, golden
e i od, black-eyed susans, dahlias—these are some
3 of the incidents.
" Fied Bennett comes in from the field at sunset
i and sits himself down to a supper of squirrel,
i cold beans, cabbage and tomatoes, pickles and
jam, and chunks of home-grown swine from last
> year's pens. He washes it all down with big
» steins of cold buttermilk fresh from the spring.
1 Did ever a king fare better?
ROUTE 1 ITEMS reported a nice time.
Miss Mamie Bennett of Kern
( Danbury, Route 1. —Misses Ha!- ersville spent the week-end with
. lie and Margie Bennett gave a,' 161 " Parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
chicken stew Saturday night a . Lcnnett.
their home. Those present wore: J Seaman Second Class Curtis
Mr. and Mrs. Coy Rierson and * ua ' je Bainbridge, Maryland,
| family, Mr. and Mrs. Early spent a nine-day furlough with
land son, Mrs. Clemmie Fagg, Mr.) Pare nts, Mr. and Mrs. L. H.
: j and Mrs. Lemon Fagg and sons, , iV ' abe recently.
i Mr. and Mrs. Willie Taylor and I ergeant and Mrs. James L.
son, Mrs. Chesley Taylor, Mr. an . j^ ln " e 01 Myrtle Beach, S. C.,
Mrs. Howard Bennett and family, s l ient t* lo week-end with their
'Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Bennett, Clady ,P arents
lEennett, Mrs. J. H. Nelson, Mr. j "
and Mrs. Carios Hall, Mr. anJ
R. C. WHITAKER IS
Mrs. Percy Fagg and daughter, \ NEW FARM AGENT
j Georgia, and Lois Mabe of Walk
jertown, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard hitaker > a native of
| Rierson of Summerfield, Lennis Arkansas - and "recently associated
jShelton of High Point, Lucille and I™* thC N ° rth Car ° lina Exten "
I Evelyn Vaden, James Nelson and E '° n Service ' has been named the
Lewis Simmons of .Vade Mecum, assistant cou »ty agent and
Sergeant Lloyd Wolf of the U. S. f ° begm h ' S dUties Septemb er
Marines, Hansel Hole, Lelia and
Crystal Nelson, Mozelle Taylor, E ' & S "" Ie3 ' who has ,or ,he
Irene Mabe, Grade Bennett, T" BeVera ' m °" thS acte thla
Loniae Simmons, Panllne U,,„, l'""" 1 been "m*" *> »e
Mr.. Folger Rogers of Lawson- C °"° ty faMo °-
ville, Elmer Fagg of Walnut "
Cove, Delbert Simmons of Greens- FDR A Gfi:
boro, Junior Hall, Carlos and i I hope American* flj
Harry Taylor, Carlos Bnllins, | 1
| Raymond Martin, Gimer Mabe, tional payroll sav- I V
' iocs- ' *
, Lpalie ani pawie Mabe. • They all. IUMMI '
STOKES GIRL, 23,
TAKES OWN LIFE
Miss Betty Ann Richardson,
aged 23, ended her life Saturday
afternoon at 4 o'clock when she
fired the load of a shotgun into
her body at her lome at Madi
ben, Route 1.
Deputy Sheriff Carl Ray inves
tigated the affair and his report
was that it was a clear case of
Miss Richardson left a note ad
dressed to her parents, parts of
j which were told the Reporter as
stating that she wanted to be
' buried in her wedding dress and
! that her watch and ring were to
!be returned to her sweetheart,
whose name was not revealed.
Deputy Sheriff Ray said that
Miss Richardson went to her
room on the second floor ant!
| took a double-barrel shotgun, ticti
| a string to the trigger and fast
ened the string to a bedpost.
She then laid down in the bed and
pulled the string. The charge of
[the sun struck Miss Richardson
in the heart and she died instant
Surviving are the parents; one
brother, Woodrow Richardson;
and two sisters, Mrs. Tony Mar
tin and Miss Josephine Richard
son, all of Madison, Route 1.
The funeral was held Monday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Mt.
Hermon Methodist Church, near
Madison. Burial was in the
Mrs. Nannie Riersori
Passes at Winston
Mrs. Nannie Clayton Riersoii,
aged 87, oi Winston-Salem, died
at her homo Wednesday after
noon at 6 o'clock.
She had been in declining
for sevorul jours and her
condition had been serious for
the past several months.
Mrs. Rierson, the widow of
Samuel M. Rierson, was born in
Forsyth county July 8, 1856, the
daughter of the late John E. and
Margaret Covington Rierson.
\ She had made her home at
Winston for the past 52 years,
and was one of the communities
oldest eldest and best known cit
Survivors include one daughter,
Miss Maggie Rierson, who has j
taught in the Winston school
for many years; one son, Zeb V.'
Rierson of Winston-Salem; one'
sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Adam s of'
Funeral services were conduct-1
ed by Dr. Ralph Herring at th* J
home at 5:30 today. Interment
was in Salem Cemetery.
Joe Alley of King was here on 1
business a short while Monday.
* * * Number 3,715.
1 Private Luther M. Hicks, boii
of Mr. and Mrs. Will Hicks of
1 1 Westfielu, has arrived Bafely in
' Sicily. He entered the service
• August 5, 1942, and is a veteran
iof the North African campaign.
' | Corporal John L. James, son of
iMrs. J. E. James, of Walnut Cove,
I was recently promoted to hia
• j present rating at Oakland, Calif.
He entered the army Sept. S,
i ] 1941 and trained at Camp Walt
.l ers, Texas.
, | Corporal James Orca Martin,
son of Mr. and Mrs. James A.
Martin of I'Yancisco, litis been ad
. vanced to that rating. He enter
r ed the service December 19, 1912
, and was trained at Fort Sheridan,
Senior Warrant Olliect .). M. Al
. le>, jr., son of Mr. ami Mrs. J.
j. M. Alley of King, hag been ad
( vanced to his present rating and
is now in North Africa. He en
i the army in January, 1938.
John Ellis Hill, Stokes 1
Native, Passes Away;
Funeral services for John Ellis
Hill, aged 65, of Mount Airy, Rt.
3, who died Wednesday at a Win«
'ston-Salem hospital, we 1-3 held
Friday afternoon at Laurel
Springs Primitive Baptist Church.
Elder Jesse Dunbar and Rev. D.
D. Hodges conducted the serv-
ices. Burial was in the church
[ Mr. Hill was born in Stokes
county June 7, IH7S, a son of
Jack and Mary Terrell Hill. He
|Was married to Miss Minnie
Southern, who survives.
: | Other survivors art three sons,
' !James Hill of the U. S. Army;
1 Tazc and John Hill or Mount
jAiry, Route 3; five daughters,
1 Mrs. Sam Collins, Mrs. Tom
1 Haynes and Misses Mary Fa ye,
Murphy Lee and Barbara Hill, all
'jof Mount Airy, Route 3; three
I brothers, Evcrette, Eugene ami*
L | Jack Hill of Mount Airy and two
• j sisters, Mrs. Will Wright and
! Mrs. C. W. Edwards of Mt. Airy.
, A series of revival services will
begin at the Baptist church here
next Sunday night, conducted by
the Revs. Lawrence and Daven
port. The public is cordially in
■ Mrs. Minnie Fagg and uaugh«
ters, Mrs. Oscar and Miss
Hettie Fagg and Mrs. Fagg's
grandmother visited Community
Church, above Stuart, Va., Sun