The Danbury reporter. (Danbury, N.C.) 189?-current, August 03, 1944, Image 1
THE DANBURY REPORT tiR Established 1872 SANDY RIDGE MAN COMMITS SUICIDE 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 nut Cove. > ♦ »***** + OUR BOYS ********* 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, Va. 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 IS WOUNDED Pfc. Ira C. Mabe, son of M\ I and Mis. Reece Mabe of Meadows. I is reported seriously wounded in i action on Saipan Island July 1. He had been overseas 2 years, entered the army Sept.. 1941. New Postmaster At Lawsonvilie 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 Martinsville, Va. Volume 72 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 reports. 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 cil. | 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 i 1 office. 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 staff development. 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 'weeks. Danbury, N. C., Thursday, Aug. 3, 1944. (An Editorial) 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 er will." 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. FUELISHED THURSDAYS IS AWARDED PURPLE HEART 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 i North African eampiagn before) going into Italy. He was recent ly promoted to staff sergent. j i ( 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 I Vernon, Wm. Tinker Hairston, Ju jseph Cabal Joyce, Kay Roy Rut ledge, Ar.slev Lester France, Da- I 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 Nelson. Fishing Licenses Now On Sale i State fishing licenses arc now i 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. |PATRICK TRAGEDY 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 For Stokes ■ I Tho 12-year-olu son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Til ley of Dodgetown, ir. tH« eastern section of the coun paralysis. This is the second casr> of tli disease to be reported in the ty. SEND THE REPORTER T;) YOUR SDN OR FRIEND IN THE' SERVICE. Number WAR DEATH LIST REACHES ELEVEN STOKES CASUALTY ROLL IN CREASED TWO WITH THE | DEATHS OK WILLARD R. M'- ' GEE AND THOMAS A. EG -1 GLESTON—BOTH KILLED IN I ACTION 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 I brings the Stokes war casualty list to 11, which now stands as i I follows: 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 in Sicily. ' 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. ! j 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.