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THE DANBURY REPORT tiR
SANDY RIDGE MAN
ERNEST EUGENE DODSON
SHOOTS HIMSELF—ACT AT
TRIBUTED TO ILL HEALTH
Sheriff John Taylor and Deputy
Sheriff Carl Ray were called 1j
Sandy Ridge Tuesday to investi
gate the death of Ernest Eugene
Dodson, aged 47, who it appears
killed himself. He used a double
barrel shotgun, the load tearing
through his heart.
The investigation of the officers
decided no coroner's inquest was
necessary as it was a clear case
of suicide, attributed to ill health.
The funeral will be held today
at 3 o'clock at Delta Methodist
Church with the Rev. T. (J. Wi!-
pastor, in charge, assistc!
by the Rev. J. A. Joyce. B'iri; 1
will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include the wido-v,
Mrs. Myrtle Carter Dodson, .\TM!
the father, Walter Dodson, both
of Sandy Ridge; one sister, Miss
Cora Bell Dodson of Sandy Ridge,
Route 1; and four brothers, War
ner Dodson of Stoneville; John W.
and Clemmon Dodson, of Sandy
Ridge; and Doyle Dodson of Wal
> ♦ »***** +
Sgt. Paul C. Amos, son of Mr. i
and Mrs. J. C. Amos, of Sandy j
Ridge, is now somewhere in the j
Pacific. He entered the service ii
June, 1942, and has recently been
awarded the Good Conduct Medal.
Seaman 2;C Gerald H. White,!
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlev White
of Gcrmanton, Route 2, is now in
the South Pacific. He entered
the navy April 14, 1944, and re
ceived training at Camp Peary,
Pfc. Rya O. Moran, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. V. Moran of Pin
nacle, has arrived in Hawaii. He
entered service October 21, 1942,
and trained at Camp Breckinridge, l
Ky., and Camp Rucker, Ala.
PFC. IRA MAKE
Pfc. Ira C. Mabe, son of M\ I
and Mis. Reece Mabe of Meadows. I
is reported seriously wounded in
action on Saipan Island July 1.
He had been overseas 2 years,
entered the army Sept.. 1941.
ointcd acting postmaster at Law
sonville of the former in
cumbent Mrs. Eugene Tucker,
who has resigned and will accept
a position with the duPonts tit
Rationing Board To Be
Closed Saturday, Aug. 5
i From local office)
The Ration Board office at the
courthouse will be closed Satur
day, August 5, all day to afford
the clerical lorce time to file July
The Rationing Board will not
be in session on Monday, August
7, but will meet on Tuesday, aft
ernoon, August 8.
Reorganization of the Ration
Board personnel as of Aug. 1,
will place Mrs. D. C. Kirby a.-?
Price Clerk. Sam J. Lewis re
mains Chiei Clerk, Pauline Booth,
Gasoline Clerk, and Ruth Cole
man and Mrs. Nelle Fowler Gov
ley will have charge of shoe-:,
jHugar, kerosene, fuel oil, tires ail.'
I other rationed commodities. Com
| plete panels for administration ol
i various departments will be nri
jnounced later. It is understood
I that two new members will b->
| added to the Board as soon as se
lected by Civilian Defense Coun
| Stokes county's quota of tire*
for August has been materially
cut. There arc already more than
500 applications for tires on file
and others being filed daily. Per
sons who can possibly have their
tires repaired or retreaded will
do well to bear in mind that new
tires are stiT! hard to get for both
passenger cars and truck*]. All
truck tires of larger sizes are
! frozen and may only be secure.!
(through application to Charlotte
Miss Anderson, Supt.
Stokes Welfare, Will
Go To Conference
Miss Christine Anderson, coun
tv welfare superintendent, is
pmotig tv county tvJiare
heads in North Carolina asked b.V
State Department or Public Wel
fare to attend a four-day refre
sher co irse ir ilril'.'iuh thu week.
The course is given as part ot the
State department's program oi
Among the subjects studied are
relationships of county welfare
departments with other agencies;
interpretation of the program to
the public; financial, stall i;ieal,
and mental testing procedures,
work with Negro families: child
welfare problems: public assist
ance; and staff development.
Tobacco Market Opens
Ed M. Taylor leaves next Sun
day for Lumbertou, Robeson
county, where he will hold a posi
tion with Taylor's Warehouse
there in the sale of the new crop
soon to begin moving Tn TTie Bor
der belt. Paul Taylor, proprietor
of Taylor's, is already at Lumber
[ton, has been there about two
Danbury, N. C., Thursday, Aug. 3, 1944.
Fish Becomes a Scapegoat
Governor Dewey, so the papers say,
repudiates Ham Fish because Ham said:
"The Jewish voters are more or less for
the New Deal, unfortunately."
The Governor says: "Anyone who in
jects a racial or religious issue into a
campaign is guilty of a disgraceful, un-
American act. I have never accepted the
support of any such individual and nev
The country as a rule will applaud the
Governor for his courage in repudiating
Fish. But it will wonder why he selected
such a comparatively trivial reason
when there were so many greater rea
son-* for spewing the New York con
gressman out of his mouth.
vVhy did he not crack down on Fish
for his isolationist record and his un-
Amorijrmisrr. bordering on treason.
Surely Governor Dewey recalls Fish's
shadv connections with George Sylvest
er Viereck. the German spy. so that the
whole country was amazed at his getting
away with it. Surely the Governor re
members how Fish opposed every effort
of the government to get ready for the
war that everybody knew was coming.
And incidentally, as to Fish's personal
character, the Governor cannot have
forgotten the Republican Washington
Post's expose that Fish pocketed a $25,-
000 fee from the Dominican Republic
and failed to include it in his sworn in
come tax return.
But perhaps the Republican candidate
for President reasoned that if he crack
ed down on Fish for his disloyal and un -
American record, this might bring on
more talk—he might be treading on the
toes of his leading and active friends
whose support he is expected to receive
in his campagin Tor the White House.
For instance, there is the editor of the
Chicago Tribune, and the snarling,
smirking, sneering Westbrook Pegler,
and then there are Senator Taft., Sena
tor Vandenburg, Senator Nye. Senator
Wheeler, Senator Bob Reynolds, Sena
tor Cotton Ed Smith—Jill .iust as disloyal
and just as seditious as T*ish has proba
bly been, all saboteurs of the efforts Oi
their own country to prepare lor the at
tack of the enemy.
And perhaps, too, if the Governor
should crack down too smartly on those
who have th~ ; r influence directly
or indirectlv for the benefit of Hitler
and Hirohito, his own record might be
'.nrr>p pmbarassed. and he might, have to
explain wbv his foreign policy has onl.v
come into the lieht since he wn*. nomina
ted for President.
He might have to explain whether it
was unnatriotism or ignorance which in
duced him to oppose building a large
fleet of airplanes to protect our eountr>
and said in his Dallas, Tex., speech that
President Roosevelt did not know wha.
he was talking about when the Presi
dent advocated building 50,000 planes a
year, saying it could not be done, when
now we are building 9,000 a month.
To repudiate one for injecting racial
or religious issues into a campaign is
quite a proper procedure, vve think, yet
we cannot help but notice it seems far
less heinous than the offense of trying
to thwart the preparations of one's own
country to meet the attacks of the enemy.
Staff Sgt. Raiph B. Lawson, son ;
ol Mr. and Mrs. Sarn F. Lawson
of Pinnacle, has been awarded the j
Purple Heart for a wound he re- (
ceived in Italy on July 3. Young'
Lawson has been overseas for 20'
months and took part in the i
North African eampiagn before)
going into Italy. He was recent
ly promoted to staff sergent.
18-Year-Olds Register j
In Month Of July
j The following 18-year-old boys
iof Stokes county registered I'OJ
i selective service in July:
! Glenn Maurace Gordon, Reid
i Washington Boles, J i., Hubert Lie
Vernon, Wm. Tinker Hairston, Ju
jseph Cabal Joyce, Kay Roy Rut
ledge, Ar.slev Lester France, Da-
vid Otto Hairston, Robert Frank
lin Mcßride, Jr., Vance Sizemore,
Albert Reid Haitt, Jr., James
; Nick Reid, Donald Ellington
Wood, Curvie Edward Hawkins, j
! Richard Barner Stone, Welborn
Perkins Oakley, Tobie Corns, W;l
--lert Mabe, Roy Edward Moore.
George Washington East, Gilmct
Watson Mabe, Earnest Hermc
Now On Sale
State fishing licenses arc now
on sale at the following places, ac
cording to Geo. Barr, Stokes i
, County Game Protector:
Booth's Cafe, Dantfury; Tuttle'a
Hardware, Walnut Cove; O. W,
Sisk's Hardware, King; Hanging
Rock State Park.
I Combination hunting & fishing
| licenses will go on sale at the
I above named places August 1 1.
j Combination hunting and fishing
! licenses are valid from August 1.
1 1944, to July 31, 1J)45. They hav
already been placed with the
jagents and aro valid, and on sale
as of Tuesday, August 1.
James Daniel Belcher aged IT;
Earl Clark, aged Hi. and Daniel
(Clay Conner, aged IJS. all of Mea-
Idows of Dan community, were
killed in a truck crash Siind.'.;
night miles vest of Stuart. Fivc'j
,others were uninjured.
Another Case of Polio
I Tho 12-year-olu son of Mr. and
Mrs. Rex Til ley of Dodgetown, ir.
tH« eastern section of the coun
This is the second casr> of tli
disease to be reported in the
SEND THE REPORTER T;)
YOUR SDN OR FRIEND IN THE'
WAR DEATH LIST
STOKES CASUALTY ROLL IN
CREASED TWO WITH THE
| DEATHS OK WILLARD R. M'-
' GEE AND THOMAS A. EG
-1 GLESTON—BOTH KILLED IN
The war department has sent
to their respective families ad
vices of the deaths of Staff Ser
jeant Willard McGee of Walnut
Cove and of Lieut. Thomas A. Eg
-1 gleston of Dillard.
j Sergeant McGee was killed in
action over Holland on March 3,
bring the Stokes war casualty
tress. He was a son of T. Z. Mc«
Gee of Walnut Cove and the hu>
1:.:.d of the former Miss Nell.a
M:.h» . Hi ii.id lot soiiie time been
reported missing in action. He
entered the army in October, 1912,
went to England in October, 1943.
! No particulars of the death of
Lieut. Eggleston have been re
ceived except that he was killed
in action in Italy July 13. He
was a son* of Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Eggleston of Dillard, Walnut
Cove, Route 1.
These latest deaths reported
brings the Stokes war casualty
list to 11, which now stands as
j Lieut. David R. Mitchell, King,
'killed in action in China.
| Sgt. John W. Collins, Francisco,
killed ir. action in Franco,
training in Florida.
J Jasper Davis, Jr., Walnut Cove,
died of disease in Japan.
Lieut. Jack Hutcherson, Walnut
Cove, killed in airplane crash
while training in Florida,
j Pvt. Lloyd Morcficld, King, kill
ed in action at Bougainville.
Cpl. Robert Hall. Meadows, kill
ed in" action in South Pacific.
Petty Officer Jimmy Wallace
Griffin, Sandy Ridge, killed in ac
, tion in Italy.
Cpl. Drewry Glenr. Hooker, of
, Yadkin township, killed in action
' Pfc. Everette J. Fulk, Pinnacle,
killed in action in action in Franco
June 11. 1914.
SSgt. Willard R. McGee, Wal
nut Cove, killed in action over
_ . «
Holland March 0. 1944. "" V
Lieut. Thos. i\. Fggles'ou, D:l«
lard, killed in act', n in I!i!y or*
[July 13. 1944.
Beautiful Tree Dies
In the yard of the N O pet)
home hero there ;s a j'ro p n
beautiful map! s an» M : •*;•••. t
say one of these trees Vs recent
ly turn' 1 i lie. i'« b?n* or have
withered (1 * . tree :s d'nd. T.
S Petree -,.vc, », c i, n;t , 10 • ],., w j.
this tree liouhl have died. Thcio
is no apparent reason wliv it
should have died.
i C'has. R. Hr.lsabeek, Rural Ha l
attorney, has recently been under
I treatment at a Winston hospital.